FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1996

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1996

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 2, 1996

 

John W. Sawyer IV

Feb. 12, 1912 - Dec. 31, 1995

                John Wesley SAWYER IV, 83, 5109 Mt. Zion Road, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach, Fla.

                He was born in Horicon, Wis., to John W. III and Emma BOGDA WINKELMAN SAWYER.  On July 10, 1935, in South Bend, he married Rachel HARGRAVE, who survives.  He was retired from an automobile dealership in Rochester, and had been a resident of Rochester for 56 years.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, charter member of the Rochester Lions Club, graduate of Onarga Military Academy, and an avid supporter of American Billiard Championships.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Cynthia SAWYER, Valparaiso; two sons, Jack and wife Sandy [SAWYER] and Tom and wife Jan [SAWYER], both of Rochester; five grandchildrem, Rob and wife Beth SAWYER; Leah and Nathan SAWYER , both of Rochester; John VI and wife Robin SAWYER and Ann SAWYER, both of Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. O.W. (Esther) BOGDA, Milwaukee, Wis.  Preceding in death were one brother, Ray WINKELMAN; and one sister, Norma SAWYER

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HOGSETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Rochester Township.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Leone Abbott

April 18, 1912 - Dec. 31, 1995

                Leone ABBOTT, 83, 229 W. Third St., died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Richland Township to Albert and Ethel NEWCOMB McGRIFF.  She was married to Harold C. ABBOTT, who died in 1973.  She lived her entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties.  She owned and operated the former Abbott’s Grocery Store for 35 years.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57, and was a 60-year member of the Neighborly Club, all of Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris LEHMAN and Mrs. Jack (Jane) SUMMERS, both of Rochester; one son, Donald and wife Lois ABBOTT, Rochester; five grandchildren, Shane LEHMAN, Rocheter; Lanae ORBIK, Noblesville, Brian and Todd ABBOTT, both of Rochester; and Kevin ABBOTT, Granger; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) GOHEE, Culver.  Preceding in death were one sister, Florence GIBBONS, 1995; and three brothers, Orville, Roy and Ray [McGRIFF].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester; with the Revs. David C. HOGSETT and Jeffrey S. TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m today and from 9 a.m. through the hour of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.  The Evergeen Rebekah Lodge No. 57 will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or a favorite charity.

 

Dwight G. Beard

April 5, 1916 - Dec. 29, 1995

                Dwight G. BEARD, 79, 7741 W. Mitchell Drive, Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday in Arizona.

                He was born to Lloyd and Ruth BEARD.  He was a graduate of Purdue University, and spent many years in the family business of Wild Cat Turkey Farm before starting to work for the Farmers Home Administration in 1965.  He was a county supervisor for 18 years in Indiana, Nebraska and Arizona.  He served as co-pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber during World War II and achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant.

                Survvig are his wife, Sue BEARD; four sons, Charles A. BEARD, Jeffrey W ADAMS, Mark T. BEARD, and Timothy Scott BEARD; two daughters, Julia A. HALSMER and Billie GINTHER HOFMANN; grandchidren, Justin and Jessica GINTHER, Michael and Susan HOFMANN, Lisa WATKINS, Kathy CARMICHAEL, Gregory, Peter, Paul and Joseph ADAMS, Scott BEARD and Erica BEARD KNOX, Amanda, Marlena and Robyn HALSMER; Christopher, Jeremy and Stephanie BEARD, and Shaun Wales BEARD, Jessica and Jeremiah CAMPBELL BEARD; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Rhyan ADAMS, Cody Allen KNOX, Bryan WATKINS, and Charlie HOFMANN.

                Services will be at 11 a.m Wednesday at Christ Presbyterian Church, Phoenix, Ariz.


May C. Zumbaugh

March 30, 1932 - Jan. 1, 1996

                May C. CHERRY ZUMBAUGH, 63, 6127 Flushing Ave., Maspeth Queens, N.Y., died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at Monsigor Fritzpatrick Pavilion, Jamica Queens, N.Y.

                She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Arthur and Anna CHERRY.  She was from a family of 10 children.  In 1949, in New York, she married Lamar ZUMBAUGH, who died on July 19, 1991.  She lived most of her life in New York and was a resident of Rocheter for 10 years.  She was a waitress and a homemaker.

                Survivng are two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Sharon) SIMONS, Rochester; and Mrs. Adair (Tina Marie) SEIDELMAN, Hamlet; two sons, Bruce E. and wife (Melodee) CUNNINGHAM, LeClaire, Iowa; and John A.G. CUNNINGHAM, Grovertown; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren  Preceding in death were two  rothers.

                Private services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mugiel Funeral Home, 6418 Flushig Ave., Maspeth Queens, N.Y.  Burial will be in Maspeth Queens, N.Y.

                Local arrangeets are being handled by Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Sarah G. McCoige

Oct 2, 1942 - Dec. 31, 1995

                Sarah Geneva McCOIGE, 53, 13848 6A Road, Plymouth, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.  She was born in Bullsgap, Tenn., to James E. and Mary HARRISON TALLEY.  Her first marriage was to Dennis KEEFE.  In July, 1977, in Plymouth, she married David M. McCOIGE, who survives  She had been a resident of Plymouth for the past 20 years.  She retired from Ristance Products Corp., Argos.

                Surviving with her husbad are four daughters, Mrs. Fred (Deborah) VOYNOVICH, South Bend; Mrs. Dan (Sherry) HOWE, Logan; Mrs. Leonard (Denise) BETKER, Beloit, Wis; and Mrs. James (Pamela C) SHAMO, Lakeville; two sons, James and wife Sue KEEFE, Plymouth; and Michael and wife Pam McCOIGE, Lapaz; thirteen grandchidre; her mother, Mary TALLEY, Camp Douglas, Wis; six sisters, Rose BURBACH, Shullsburg, Wis; Judy TROTTER, Mesa, Ariz.; Mary WOODWARD, New Lisbon, Wis; Annie MURPHY, Clinton, Wis; Janet PAVIA, Beloit, Wis; and Ava McGONIGLE, Camp Douglas, Wis; and three brothers, Jerry, Roger and Jim TALLEY, all of Beloit, Wis  Precedig in death were one sister, Carolyn BRADY; and one brother, Danny TALLEY.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles KREIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Fund and Plymouth E.M.S.

 

Michael Jaros

Sept. 24, 1921 - Dec. 30, 1995

                Michael JAROS, 74, 5808 W. Quail Road, Mentone, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at 36315 W. Bruner Road, Warsaw.

                He was born in Lake County to Martin and Josephine KURCAVICH JAROS.  He was a boilermaker at Youngstown ?Steel and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

                Surviving are one brother ad one step-sister.

                Private graveside services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at Palestine Cemetery, south of Warsaw, with the Rev. Marvine LOWMAN officiatng.

                Arrangements were handled by King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Kenneth I. Lahman

March 23, 1932 - Dec. 29, 1995

                Kenneth I. LAHMAN, 63, Crown Point, died Friday at the VNA Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center, Valparaiso.

                He was born in Logansport to Oscar and Katherine ZIMPLEMAN LAHMAN.  He was a member of the United Autoworkers Union Local No. 588.

                Surviving are his wife, Opal L. “Liz” LAHMAN, Crown Point; one daughter, Mrs. Mike (Brenda) POPOVICH, Springfield, Mo; three sons, Kenneth L. LAHMAN, Fairview, Utah; Terry D ad wife Kim LAHMAN, Valparaiso; and Gary G and wife Kathy LAHMAN, Newport, N.C.; his mother, Katherine LAHMAN, Rochester; three brothers, Ronald and wife Kay LAHMAN, Panama City, Fla.; Dean and wife Carol LAHMAN and Michael and wife Marsha LAHMAN, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Tom (Karen) RUSSELL and Mrs. Don (Susan) SCOTT, both of Valparaiso; and Gail GRAVLEE, Alphreta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; ad many nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Burns Funeral Home, corner of 101st and Broadway, Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel.  The Rev. John M. MOORE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the VNA Mary Bartz Hospice Center, 3305  Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.

 

Stephen D. Onstott

Oct. 30, 1938 - Jan. 1, 1996

                Stephen Douglas ONSTOTT, 57, Chicago, Ill., died at 11:15 p.m Monday at Hines VA Hospital, Maywood, Ill

                He was born in Rocheser to Harry Lee and Ann B ONSTOTT  He had been a resident of Chicago since 1958, having come from Rochester.  He served in the U.S. Air Force after high school.

                Surviving are his mother, Ann ONSTOTT, Rochester; three brothers, Paul [ONSTOTT[, Burket, David [ONSTOTT], Athens, Ga., and Jim [ONSTOTT], Rochester; six sisters, Phyllis HEMINGER, Rochester, Phoebe LYKOWSKI, South Bend, Amy ONSTOTT, Chicago, Susan ONSTOTT, Chicago, Helen SLISHER, Rochester, Florence SCOTT, Rochester.

                Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

Wednesday, January 3, 1996

 

Bessie May Schenkl

May 5, 1905 - Jan. 1, 1996

                Bessie May SCHENKL, 90, 1322 N. Main St., Kewanna, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday at Winamac Nursing Home.

                She was born in Goodland, Kan, to Ben M. and Maude M STINSON MILLS.  On March 8, 1955, in Chicago, Ill., she married Joseph SCHENKL, who died in 1970.  She was retired from Farm Journal magazine, where she worked as a secretary, and a member of Episcopal Church, Peru.

                Surviving are one nephew, Richard KURZ, Kewanna; and several other nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters and seven brothers.

                There will be no visitation or funeral services.  Arrangemets are being handles by Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


Donald L. Smith

June 15, 1926 - Jan. 2, 1996

                Donald L. SMITH, 69, 2011 High St., Logansport, died at 3:39 a.m Tuesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Cass County to Grover and Chloe BALL SMITH.  On March 26, 1950, in Rochester, he marrid Frances V. BEARSS, who survives.  He retired in 1977 after 24 years as a brakeman for Penn Central Railroad.  He attended the New Life Alliance Church.

                Survivig with his wife are two sons, Ronald A. [SMTH], Logansport; and Randall B [SMITH], Frankfort; one daughter, Denise D. SMITH, Logansport; three brothers, Hugh [SMITH], Macy; and Francis and Robert [SMITH], both of Leiters Ford; two sisters, Marjorie HOUSE, Elkhart; and Marietta TIEGHE, Gas City; three grandchildren, Michelle HEWITT, Peru; Andrew HUNT, Logansport; and Jamie SMITH, Frankfort.  Preceding in deth were two sisters and one daughter, Kathleen REARICK.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Fred DRYE officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart Association.

 

Thursday, January 4, 1996

 

Elsie H. Cave

Oct. 21, 1922 - Jan. 3, 1996

                Elsie Helen CAVE, 73, 431 E. 13th St., died at 11:40 am. Wednesday at her residence.

                She was born in Frankfot to James and Dora REED SEABOLT.  On July 10, 1940, in Frankfort, she married Francis R. CAVE, who died on Nov. 16, 1983.  She had resided in Rochester for the past 49 years, having come from Frankfort.  She was a homemaker and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Rochester.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliaries of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Rochester.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Carol) GUY, Jefferson, Ark.; Mrs. Terry (Helen) BILTZ, Rochester; and Mrs. Michael (Bonnie) ANDREASEN, Fair Hope, Ala.; four sons, Frances E and wife Marjorie [CAVE], Larry R. and wife Jaynine [CAVE], and Terry L. and wife Patsy [CAVE], all of Rochester; and Dennis D. [CAVE], Akron; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; her father, James SEABOLT, Frankfort; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) HILMAN, Frankfort; and Mrs. Gene (Mary) WILLIAMS, Logansport.  Preceding in death was her mother

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David W. DePINHO officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Friday and from 2 p.m through the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer and Muscular Dystrophy funds.


Norine S. Bailey

                Norine S. BAILEY, 77, Milton, Fla., died Tuesday at her residence.

                A native of Roswell, Ky., [the daughter of Albert and Carrie (EWEN) SKIDMORE]; she was raised in Rochester and had resided in Milton, Fla, since 1981.

                Surviving are her husband, Max P. BAILEY Jr.; Milton, Fla.; four sons, Max P. [BAILEY] III, Jacksonville, Ala; Peer S. and Tim C  [BAILEY], both of Birmingham, Ala; and Alex V. BAILEY, Greensboro, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.  [She was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Victor and William SKIDMORE].

                Graveside services will be Monday at the Barrancas National Cemetery, with a Navy Chaplain officiating.

                Donnie Sowell Funeral Home, Milton, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Patricia E Egbert

Sept. 15, 1935 - Jan. 3, 1996

                Patricia Ellen EGBERT, 60, 828 North and 200 West, Rochester, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Rochester Life Care Center.

                She was born in Rochester to Merrel and Mildred CRAIG WAGONER.  On Sept. 21, 1958, in Rochester, she married Adrian L. EGBERT, who died on Sept. 7, 1985.  She had resided in Rochester since 1994, having come from Fort Wayne, where she lived for 30 years.  She was a librarian for the Fort Wayne Community School Systems for 27 years before retiring n 1994.  She was a member of the Riverview Communty Church, Rochester, Reiter Club and Fulton County Historical Society.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Adria Ellen) IRMIGER, South Bend; one granddaughter, Margaret Ann IRMIGER, and one grandson, Donald K. IRMIGER, both oif South Bend; her mother, Mrs. Mildred WAGONER, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) HASSENPLUG, Rochester; and Mrs. Larry (Janice) ZELLERS, LaFontaine; and one brother, David M. WAGONER, Rochester.  Preceding in death was her father, who died on Dec. 8, 1993.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, 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. Friday and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Historcal Society, Riverview Community Church and Children’s Services of Fulton County Public Library.

 

Friday, January 5, 1996

 

Mae Madaras

                Mae MADARAS, 1000 West, Culver, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

                Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Ethel A. Troutman

                Ethel A. TROUTMAN, 92, 515 E. 13th St., Winamac, died at 1 a.m. today at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary, Winamac.


Saturday, January 6, 1996

 

James T. Holland

June 15, 1941 - Jan. 5, 1996

                James T. HOLLAND, 54, 2708 Goose Pond Road, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday at his residence.

                He was born in Peru.  His parents were James J. and Juanita TEMPLE HOLLAND.  In 1959, he married Victoria PRATHER.  On June 22, 1979, he married Carol “Judy” RICHARDSON HOPPER, who survives.  He was the former owner of Holland Grocery, and was also employed at Standard Food ad Five Star Grocery Stores, all of Peru.  He had been in the grocery business all his life  He was a member of the Elks Lodge and a past district deputy, Moose and Eagles Lodges and the Peru Maennerchor.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Christopher and Mark HOLLAND, both of Peru; two daughters, Kelly EYMAN, Fort Wayne; and Karol HOWARD, Peru; two step-sons, Jeffrey and Terry HOPPER, both of Peru; one step-daughter, Kathrine DUNPHY, Peru; his father, James J. HOLLAND, Peru; two brothers, Robert and Michael HOLLAND, both of Peru; ten grandchildren and eleven step-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were his mother and one step-grandchild

                Services will be at 2 p.m Monday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Mark LOWE officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Mae D. Madaras

May 10, 1906 - Jan. 4, 1996

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Mae D. MADARAS, 89, 6690 1000 W., Culver.

                The Rev. Floyd G. ALLEN will officiate.  Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association.

                Mrs. Madaras died at 7 a.m. Thursday at her resdence.  She was born in South Bend to Matthew ORSTYNOWICZ.  On May 21, 1952, in South Bend, she married Joseph J. MADARAS, who died on Aug. 25, 1991.  She was a retired secretary at Studebaker Corp. and resided in Culver for 39 years, having come from South Bend.  She was a member of Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church.

                Survivng are one step-son, Joseph D. MADARAS, Three Rivers, Mich; four step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia S. ROCKHILL, South Bend.  Preceding in death were one sister and one brother.


Ethel A. Troutman

Sept. 28, 1903 - Jan. 5, 1996

                Memorial services will be at 2 p.m Sunday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, for Ethel A. TROUTMAN, 92, 515 E. 13th St., Winamac.

                Dr. Bruce HERMANN will officiate  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call from noon until the time of service Sunday at the mortuary.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

                Mrs. Troutman died at 1 a.m Friday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  She was born in Winamac to Frank A. and Emma BROWN AGNEW.  On Sept. 18, 1921, in Winamac, she married Perry V. TROUTMAN, who died on Dec. 27, 1967.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Winamac.  Formerly of Kewanna and Culver, she had resided in Winamac for several years.

                Surviving are two daughters, Ruth TAYLOR, Winamac; and Lois HANSEN, Prescott, Ariz.; two sons, Ivan TROUTMAN, Rochester; and Charles TROUTMAN, Lutherville, Md.; twelve grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Precedig in death were one daughter, Doris MILLER; four sisters, and three brothers.

 

Velma Vigus

July 24, 1905 - Dec. 25, 1995

                Word has been received that Velma VIGUS, Torrance, Calif., died Dec. 25, 1995, at her residence in Torrance,Calif.

                She was born to Charles and Lucy DAULTON of Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mary Lou BECK and Mrs. Walt (Bonnie) BAST, Torrance, Calif.  Preceding in death were her husband, Stuart VIGUS; one daughter, Billie FREEMAN; a sister, Barbara SWAIN; and five brothers, Joe, Ben, Dirty, Glen and Wayne DAULTON.

                Memorial services were Dec. 28 at the Rice Mortuary, Torrance, Calif.  Burial was in the Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Calif.

 

Monday, January 8, 1996

 

Louis A. Miller Jr.

May 13, 1932 - Jan. 3, 1996

                Louis Aloysius MILLER Jr., 63, Hackensack, N.J., died at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday at Wellington Hall Nursing Home, N.J.

                Formerly of Indianapolis, he was an installer for Bergen Alarm Systems for 30 years.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korea War.

                Surviving are seven sons, Robert H., Lee J., Louis A., Raymond S., David F, Richard W., and Roger A. MILLER; three daughters, Kathleen M. SEEBOECK, Mary K. KLEINBUB and Linda M. MUMFORD; one sister, Mary Rae UNDERWOOD; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two step-gradchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wedesday at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the hour of services Wednesday at the chapel  Memorials may be made to the Amercan Cancer Society.


Nora R. Cooper

Oct. 10, 1900 - Jan. 7, 1996

                Nora R. COOPER, 95, Ossian, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at Ossian Healthcare Center, where she had een a resident since 1988.

                She was born in Plymouth to George and Mary FELTON ZIMMER.  On Jan. 24, 1923, in Plymouth, she married Lester COOPER, who died on Dec. 9, 1981.  She moved to Fort Wayne n 1982 ad was a former resident of Richland Center.  She farmed with her husband for many years.

                Surviving are two sons, Raymond L. and wife Anita L. COOPER, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Lyman O. and wife Janet E. COOPER, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Mrs. Melinda A STRONG, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Karen L. HULL and Douglas R. COOPER, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Brian L. COOPER, Mesa, Ariz.; and five great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were six brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rodney WILLEKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Olive V. Quimby

July 31, 1909 - Jan. 7, 1996

                Olive Violet QUIMBY, 86, formerly of 9740 15th Road, Argos, died at 5: a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had resided for the past 15 years.

                She was born in Argos to William and Lenora LOCKWOOD CROW.  On March 15, 1930, in Mishawaka, she married Ernest QUIMBY, who prceded her in death.  She was a homemaker ad lived most of her life in the Argos community, except for two years in Mishawaka.  She attended the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, and was a member of the Mxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge No 844

                Surviving are two sons, Ernest L. and wife Margurite QUIMBY, Rochester; and Larry L. QUIMBY, Argos; twelve gradchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wayne and wife Helen CROW, Argos.  Preceding in death were one grandson, Keneth A. HINTON; three sisters, Mamie [CROW], Jewel BRYAN and Cornelia OVERMYER; and two brothers, Lewis and Floyd CROW.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetry, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge No. 844 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Joyce O. Shaffer

May 24, 1925 - Jan. 5, 1996

                Joyce O. SHAFFER, 70, 210 S Main St., Etna Green, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at her residence.

                She was born in Danville, Ill., to Earl and Doneth SUTHERLIN YOUNT.  On Jan. 25, 1947, in Plymouth, she married Randolph “Pete” SHAFFER, who died Aug. 27, 1983.  She had resided in Etna Green since 1987, having come from Plymouth.  She was an operator at Sprint United Telephone, Plymouth, retiring in 1986 after 40 years  She was a 1942 graduate of Plymouth High School.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marsha) RUDD, Rochester; seve grandchildren; one great-gradchild; and one sister, Sandra YOUNT, Lodi, Calif.  Preceding in death were an infant daughter, Linda [SHAFFER]; a son, Jeffery [SHAFFER]; and a granddaughter, Karianne.

                Services will be at 10 a.m Tuesday at the New Oakhill Chapel, Plymouth, with the Rev. Dennis BOLLENBACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the chapel.

                Arragements are being handled by Johnson-Daniels Funeral Home, Plymouth.

 

Tuesday, January 9, 1996

 

Noel Hedington

                Noel HEDINGTON, 89, 2848 Indiana 331, Tippecanoe, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                Arrangemets are pending at King Memorial Funeral Home, Mentone.

 

Dudley R Walker

Oct 29, 1939 - Jan. 7, 1996

                Dudley R. WALKER, 56, Center St., Monterey, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born in Truman, Ark., to Ray and Loreen COODWIN WALKER.  On Oct. 18, 1969, in Burbank, Ill., he married Becky CHRISTOPHER, who survives.  He was a die setting foreman at Lobdell-Emery, Argos.  He had resided in Monterey for three years, having come from Winamac.  He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 2088, Argos.

                Surviving with his wife are five daughters, Victoria, Jennifer and Elizabeth WALKER, all of Plymouth; and Tammy and Tonya WALKER, both of Farmers City, Ill.; one son, Troy WALKER, Farmers City, Ill; two step-daughters, Cheryl MORRISON, Portage; and Deanna MADDALOOZO, Dallas, Texas; one step-son, Michael LIDDELL, Argos; seventeen grandchildren; his father, Ray WALKER, Truman, Ark.; two sisters, Josephine BLACK, Burbank, Ill; and Barbara WALKER, Chicago, Ill.; and one brother, John WALKER, Monticello. Preceding in death was his mother.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with William MATHYS officiating.  Friends may call from 1-8 p.m Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, January 10, 1996

 

Noel L. Hedington

Dec. 14, 1906 - Jan. 8, 1996

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Noel L. HEDINGTON, 89, 20848 Indiana 331, Tippecanoe.

                The Rev. Dale HART will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m today at the funeral home.

                Mr. Hedington died at 10:20 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.  He was born in Kosciusko County to John and Myrtle VanPHERSON HEDINGTON.  On April 11, 1931, in Warsaw, he married Artena RALSTON, who survives.  He was a farmer and logger, and a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe community.  He was a former custodian at Atwood School and a member of the Indiana Pony Pulling Association.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wilford (Mary) SPARKS and Mrs. Russell (Ratha) HART, Etna Green; three sons, Delbert and wife Candace [HEDINGTON], Etna Green; Donald and wife Betty [HEDINGTON], Warsaw; and Jerry and wife Sandy [HEDINGTON], Tippecanoe; two brothers, Sylvester and wife Flo [HEDINGTON], Warsaw; and Noble and wife Fay [HEDINGTON], Pierceton; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildre; and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

Thursday, January 11, 1996

 

Alex Masunas

May 28, 1921 - Jan. 10, 1996

                Alex MASUNAS, 74, 997 North 775 West, Rochester, died at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Custer, Mich., to Anthony and Mary MASUNAS.  On April 25, 1947, in Michigan, he married Mary COOK, who died o Feb. 2, 1976.  He was a retired coiler with Winamac Coil Spring Co., Kewanna.  He was a member of the Logansport Veterans of Foreign Wars Fathers Auxiliary, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and liked to hunt and fish.

                Survivng are four daughters, Beverly WHITEMAN and Darlene MASUNAS, both of Kewanna; Janice SIERRETT, Logansport; and Kathy MASUNAS, Delong; one son, Bill CONRAN, Monterey; four grandchildren; six great-gradchildren; and five sisters, Della MYERS, Muskegon, Mich.; Mary SAPPAKA and Margaret DOSPOL, both of Weston, Mich.; Elizabeth JANITIES, Boon, Mich.; and Helen CHIVIS, Scottville, Mich.  Preceding in death were two sons, one daughter, two grandsons, one granddaughter, four brothers and three sisters.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger, Kewanna Chapel, with the Rev. Clifford GANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Barnett Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the chapel.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Indiana.


Dewey Norris

May 5, 1923 - Jan. 9, 1996

                Prominent business leader and cattleman, Dewey NORRIS, 72, Phoenix, Ariz., died Tuesday at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale, Ariz.  Mr. Norris was born in Fulton County, and moved to Arizona from Rochester 48 years ago.  He graduated from the Business College of Logansport, and began his career in the cattle industry in 1948 as a scale house operator for Tovera Land & Cattle Co.  He was appointed General Managter in 1956, when Tovera was known as the largest cattle feeding operation in the world.  He retired in 1991.

                He joined the Arizona Cattle Feeders Association in 1955 and served as an executive board member from 1972-1974.  He was appoited to the Arizona Cattle Marketing Board, was a member of the Cattlemen’s Club and the Masonic Lodge, and founding member of the Second Baptist Church, serving as deacon for many years.  He was a member of Chaparral Christian Church, Scottsdale, Ariz.  He served in the Army during World War II.

                Survivig are his wife, Betty J. NORRIS; daughter, Mary Kay NORRIS; and mother, Florence M. NORRIS, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandsons, Barry A. [NORRIS] II, Ryan NORRIS and Michael C MacBAN.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chaparral Christian Church, Scottsdale, Ariz.  Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, Eckstein Life Care Center, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5669.

                Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Mortuary, Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

Robert L.V. Thomas

                Robert L.V. THOMAS, 50, Newark, Del., died Wednesday at his residence.

                Born in Argos to Rose DRAKE, he was a 1963 graduate of Argos High School.

                Surviving are his wife, Judy DRAKE, Newark, Del.; mother, Rose DRAKE, Argos; three sisters, Ethel POSEY, Florida; Rose Marie MILLER, Argos; and Frances HOUIN, Plymouth; and one brother, Patrick THOMAS, Etna Green.

                Services will be Saturday in Newark, Del.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Friday, January 12, 1996

 

Garrett Keith Wagoner

Jan. 10, 1996 - Jan. 11, 1996

                Garrett Keith WAGONER, infant son of Gary and Melissa WAGONER, 6545 North and 600 East, Rochester, died at 3:17 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne

                He was born at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, to Gary A. and Melissa S. WHITE WAGONER.

                Surviving with his parents are maternal grandparents, Bill and Sandy ETTINGER, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Jim and Bonnie WAGONER, Akron; maternal great-grandparents, Calvin and Eva GREEN, Rochester; paternal great-grandparents, Wilbur and Edna WAGONER, Florida; one aunt and two uncles, Gary and Laura CALVERT, Rochester; and Larry WAGONER, Akron; five cousins; and several great-aunts and uncles.  Preceding in death were his grandfather, Keith WHITE, 1990; and one uncle, Danny WAGONER, 1995.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe OLSON officiating.  There will be no visitation.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.


Norman L. Thompson

Aug 20, 1920 - Jan. 11, 1996

                Norman L. “Ping” THOMPSON, 75, Roann, died at 12:26 p.m Thursday at Wabadsh County Hospital.

                He was born in Akron to John and Mammie WOOLPERT THOMPSON.  On Sept. 6, 1942, near Warsaw, he married Virginia SHOEMAKER, who survives.  He retired in 1980 from General Tire, Wabash.  He lived in the Roann area since 1946 and attended the Olive Branch Church of God, near Roann.  He also lived in Miami and Fulton counties.  He was a part-time farmer.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Billy (Nancy) McCARTY, Roann; two sisters, Helen HARTZLER, Akron; and Marjorie DAVIS, Bluffton; four grandchildren, Jennie OWENS, Silver Lake; Scott and Randy JAMES, both of Roan; and Maria VIGAR, Roann; six great-grandchildren, Shawnte, Austin and Dannielle OWENS, all of Silver Lake; Tyler and Kylie JAMES, both of Roann; and Ben VIGAR, Roann.  Preceding in death were three sisters and five brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Roann Chapel, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiatng.  Burial will be in the Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Saturday, January 13, 1996

 

Robert S. McGriff

Oct. 8, 1920 - Jan. 12, 1996

                Robert S. McGRIFF, 75, 12727 West 20th B  Road, Argos, died following a brief ilness at 9:40 am. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital of Marshall County.

                He was born in Mishawaka to Parker R. and Elsie STAYTON McGRIFF.  He lived most of his life in the Argos area, moving from the Potato Creek community near South Bend.  On Oct. 23, 1951 in Argos he married Mary C. STAYTON who survives.  He was an employee of Line Star Corp., Bremen, for 20 years.  He farmed and also worked for the Argos Police Department, Kingsbury Ordnance Plant and the Marshall County Probation Department.  He and his wife cared for foster-children for the last 40 years.  He attended Santa Anna Church, near Argos, and served in the Army durig World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Cheryl) EBERHARD, Rome, Ohio; Mrs. Monty (Barbara) PEDEN, Rochester; and Mrs. Rex (Nancy) McFARLAND, Argos; one son, James L. and Jackie [McGRIFF], Lake Forrest, Calif.; eight grandchdren; great-grandchildren; one sister, Marcella SMELTZ, Romulus, Mich., and three brothers, Paul and Dorothy [McGRIFF], and Raymond and Mary [McGRIFF], both of Argos, and Alvin J. and Donna [McGRIFF], Fort Myers, Fla.  Preceding in death was one sister, Rosemary MONTAGUE, and two brothers, Mx and Rolland [McGRIFF].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Roy FISHBURN officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan Cemetery, southwest of Argos.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour before services Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Neighborhood Center, 402 West Garro St., Plymouth.


Barbara J. Cash

July 5, 1935 - Jan. 11, 1996

                Barbara Jean CASH, 60, Terre Haute, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at her home.

                She was born in Terre Haute to John B. and Kathleen WILDMAN THOMPSON.  She was married to Earl L. CASH, who survives.

                She worked for a Credit Union in Terre Haute.

                Surviving with her husband are her mother, Kathleen KLUG; one son, John [CASH], Rochester; one step-son, Jeffrey L. [CASH], Martinsville, Ill, and one brother, James W. THOMPSON, Saudia Arabia.  Preceding in death was her father.

                Services will be at 3 p.m Monday at Roselawn Funeral Home, Terre Haute, with the Rev. Larry SCOTT officiating.  Burial will be at the Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute.  There will be no visitation.

 

Monday, January 15, 1996

 

Alta E. Nellans

Nov. 18, 1903 - Jan 12, 1996

                Alta E. NELLANS, 92, 2016 Sunset Drive, Warsaw, died at 10:55 p.m. Friday at Masons Health Care Facility, Warsaw.

                She was born in North Manchester to Ernest and Clara MILLER FANNING.  On June 19, 1923, she married Floyd MORIARTY, who died on March 29, 1946.  On Sept. 8, 1950, she married Dean NELLANS Sr., who died on Dec. 26, 1973.  Formerly of Tippecanoe and Mentone, she had resided in Warsaw for two years  She and her first husband had owned and operated Moriarty’s Market n Tippecaoe for 13 years.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Bette) COWEN, Warsaw; one son, William MORIARTY, Tippecanoe; three step-daughters, Mrs. Eldred “Bud” (Juanita) PAULUS, Rochester; Mrs. Glen (Jean) CLAUSS, Bourbon; and Mrs. Frank (Jerry) SMITH, Mentone; one stepson, Dean NELLANS Jr., Mentone; one sister, Esther SHOEMAKER, Redondo Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Harold and Herman FANNING.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. David EASTIS and Tony SCHNEIDERS officiating., Burial will be in the Walnut Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m today at the funeral home.


Tuesday, January 16, 1996

 

Preston F Henry

Sept. 13, 1955 - Jan. 6, 1996

                Preston Franklin HENRY, 40, 115 S. Riverside Drive, Winamac, died Saturday, Jan. 6, when his plane was lost over Chesapeake Bay, Va.

                He was born in Rensselaer to Donald K. and Marietta F. FELDER HENRY.  On Jan. 30, 1982, in Francesville, he married Laurie Ann SMITH, who survives.  He was a resident of Winamac for 15 years, and had also lived in Rensselaer and Peru.  He attended Peru schools from 1964-1972 and graduated in 1974 from Rensselaer Central High School.  He attended Purdue University and received his undergraduate and law degree in 1981 from Indiana Universty, Blooington.  He had been a self-employed attorney-at-law since 1981.

                He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Winamac; Pulaski County and State of Indiana Bar Associations; active with the Cub Scouts and was a former Cub Master; a supporter of Ducks Unlimited; and was an avid outdoorsman.

                Surviving with his wife are three children, Victoria Marie, Preston Keegan and Lauren Marie HENRY, Winamac; mother-in-law, Mrs. Susan M. SMITH, Rensselaer; one sister, Mrs. Philip (Mari) LEIGH, Lincolnshire, Ill.; and two brothers, Donald Kenton HENRY, Houston, Texas; and Mark T and wife Manuela HENRY, Karlsrube, Germany

                A memorial service and celebration of Mr. Henry’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Winamac.  The Rev. William MATHYS will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the Cub Scouts Organization or the First United Methodist Church, Winamac, through Jackson Funeral Chapel, Rensselaer.

                Jackson Funeral Chapel, Rensselaer, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, January 17, 1996 to Thursday, January 18, 1996

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, January 19, 1996

 

Norval J. Clemans

June 28, 1934 - Jan. 16, 1996

                Norval Jay CLEMANS, 61, 6615 East 500 North, Logansport, died Tuesday at his residence.

                He was born to Meritt and Zethel WOODHOUSE CLEMANS.  He was married to Joyce THORRINGTON, who survives  He worked for United Technologies, Peru.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Jackie Ann WYLEY, Rochester; Ja Lu LLOYD, Kewnnna; and Jeannette L. CLEMANS and Josie M. FRENCH, both of Twelve Mile; five sons, Jerry L., Jody M. and Jonathon M. CLEMANS, all of Tweve Mile; Jeff L. CLEMANS, Rochester; and Jay CLEMANS Jr., Logansport; four grandchildren; one half-brother, Leo WOODHOUSE, Logansport; one half-sister, Clara Mae WINEGRDNER, Rochester.  Precedig in death was a half-brother, Ronald Dean CLEMANS, who died in 1991.

                Private services were held, with the Rev. Aletta HEATH officiatng.  Burial was in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital.

                Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, was in charge of the arrangements.


Saturday, January 20, 1996

 

Marie Bourque

Dec. 3, 1909 - Jan. 14, 1996

                Marie BOURQUE, 86, died Sunday at Batsford Extended Care, Farmigton Hills, Mich.

                She was born in Ruth, Mich., to Emma and Theodore DeMATIO.  On Sept. 7, 1928, in West Branch, Mich., she married Romeo BOURGUE, who died in 1976.

                She lived in Kewanna from 1979 to 1990.  She was a homemaker, Wesrtern Union operator and school cafeteria supervisor.

                Surviving are five children, Rene BOURQUE, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Jacques BOURQUE, Linonio, Mich.; Suzanne BOURQUE, Richton, Calif.; Dorothy SHOWLEY, Rochester, and Peter BOURQUE, Tucson, Ariz.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister.  Preceding in death was one grandson, Jaupon SHOWLEY, two sisters and five brothers.

 

Charles E. Knight

Aug 1, 1916 - Jan. 19, 1996

                Charles E. KNIGHT, 79, 201 North Markle St., North Manchester, died at 7:33 a.m Friday at Wabash County Hospital.

                He was born in Rochester to Ted and Grace ICE KNIGHT.  On March 22, 1975 in Wabash he married Bessie REYNOLDS, who survives.

                He was retired from United Technology, North Manchester, and was a member of Fellowship Church, North Manchester.

                Surviving with his wife are [three] daughters, Mrs. Allen (Linda) GROVER, Rochester, [Lorraine KNIGHT, Argos]; and Mrs. Carroll “Cindy” PRICE, Paris, Tenn.; two sons, Jerry and Barbara KNIGHT and Steve KNIGHT, both of Rochester; one step-daughter, Linda REYNOLDS, North Manchester; two step-sons, Ralph and Tony REYNOLDS, both of North Manchester; fourteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were [five] sisters and two brothers

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. J.P. FREEMAN officiating.  Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m Sunday.


Monday, January 22, 1996

 

Cloyd E. Miller

Aug. 26, 1919 - Jan. 20, 1996

                Cloyd E. “Mode” MILLER, 76, 2612 Country Club Drive, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence.

                He was born in Miami County to Roscoe and Julia LOCKWOOD MILLER.  On Oct. 25, 1961, in Rochester, he married Jane SMITH FOELLINGER, who survives.  He was a retired co-owner of Miller’s Saw Mill, Perrysburg.  He was the first patient of the newly formed Hope Hospice.

                He was a member of Lincoln Masonic Lodge of Macy, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, Rochester Elks Lodge, Cypress Wood Golf & Country Club of Winter Haven, Fla.; Cypress Cathedral of Winter Haven, Fla; and Faith Outreach Church, Four Square Gospel Church and Assemby of God Church, all of Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Alan (Julie) YOUNG, Rochester; two sons, Robert FOELLINGER, Indianapolis; and David B. FOELLINGER, Maui, Hawaii; two grandchildren, Chelsey YOUNG and Robert B. FOELLINGER II; and three brothers, Carl and Glenn MILLER, both of Perrysburg; and Gale MILLER, Peru   

                Services will be at 11 a.m Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Don MUNDT officiating  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Tuesdfay and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Masonic services will be conducted by the Lincoln Lodge of Macy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the church or charity of one’s choice.

 

Annabel B Dalton

Nov. 5, 1908 - Jan. 16, 1996

                Annabel BAVIN DALTON, 87, 1222 E Eckman, South Bend, died at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend

                She was born in Rochester to Ben E. and Ida RANNELLS NOFTSGER.  On June 23, 1934, in South BEnd, she married George W. BAVIN Jr, who died on Oct. 13, 1943.  On Sept. 21, 1949, in South Bend, she married Elwood W. DALTON, who died on July 18, 1975.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, South Bend, sustaining member of the board of directors of Children’s Dispensary and Camp Millhouse, member of the Northern Indiana Historical Society, South Bend Art Center, Women’s Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital, Indiana Club Bridge Group, and former member of Morris Park Country Club and University Club of Notre Dame.

                Surviving are two grandsons, George William BAVIN IV and Cark R. BAVIN Jr, both of Alexandria, Va.; daughter-in-law, Sandra KENADY BAVIN, Alexandria, Va.; one step-daughter, Susan DALTON FERGUSON, Fort Wayne; and three step-grandchildren, Richard and Elizabeth FERGUSON, both of Chicago, Ill.; and John FERGUSON, Denver, Colo.  Preceding in death were two sons, George E. William BAVIN III, 1935; and Clark R. BAVIN Sr., who died on July 15, 1990.

                Services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church Chapel, South Bend, with Dr. Wllwood “Woody” SMITH officiating.  Burial was in the Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Memorials may be made to the Children’s Dispensary and Camp Millhouse, 2015 W. Western Ave., South Bend, or First United Methodist Church, South Bend.

                Wesheimer Funeral Homes, Inc., South Bend, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mildred Briggs

July 7, 1914 - Jan. 16, 1996

                Mildred BRIGGS, 81, 1950 South 650 East, Avilla, died Tuesday at her winter residence in Zephyrhills, Fla.

                Surviving are her husband, Lewis Clark BRIGGS; four daughters, Clara WHAN, Kendallville; Janice FIKE, Mimi, Fla ; Donna MITCHELL, Rochester; and Gracie KNAFEL, Greenwood; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three brothers, Vern BRADLEY, Fort Wayne; Gerald BRADLEY, Pine, Ariz., and Junior BRADLEY, Apache Junction, Ariz., and one sister Lucille LUNG, Garrett.

                A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Laotto Wesleyan Church, Laotto.  Friends may call from 1-3 p.m Sunday at the church.

 

Mertie I. Crawl

Sept. 25, 1913 - Jan. 19, 1996

                Myrtle I. “Peggy” CRAWL, 82, 9624 West 75 North, Etna Gree, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday at her residece.

                She was born in Madison County to Dean and Ollie DELLINGER FAUROTE.  On Oct. 21, 1944, in Warsaw, she married William Everett CRAWL, who died on Dec. 30, 1976.  She lived most of her life in Kosciusko County.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Etna Green Church of Christ, and had worked at Thomas Dime Store, Warsaw.

                Survivig are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Sharon) FRALICK, Fort Wayne; one step-son, Wendal Grant CRAWL, Fairmont; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard FAUROTE, Plymouth.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Burl and Floyd FAUROTE; and three sisters, Mable PENN, Mary BORDERS and Lola McGILL.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Gene NEYHART, Stan HULLAH and Gilbert DILEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Dorothy A. Fish

Sept. 26, 1915 - Jan.21, 1996

                Dorothy A. FISH, 77, 1523 Wallace Ave., died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital

                She was born in Rochester to George W. “Ted” and Grace M. ICE KNIGHT.  On May 15, 1954, in Angola, she married Chester FISH, who died on Dec. 15, 1969.  She attended the Assembly of God Church of Rochester.

                Survivig are five daughters, Vicki STEPHEN, Sue MILLER and Phyllis MILLER, all of Rochester; Carol Van DALSEN, Punta Gorda, Fla.; and Brenda BEERY, Indianapolis; one son, Robert L. WRIGHT, Royal Center; seventeen grandchidren; and eleven great-gradchildren.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Jnnice WRIGHT; one son, David FISH; five sisters, Ruth BALL, Eva PROPHET, Georgie CONRAD, Annabelle KNIGHT and Lorraine KNIGHT; and three brothers, Jesse, Steve and Charles KNIGHT.

                Services will be at 1 p.m Tuesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John MAJOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citiens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m today and after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Associatio.


Donald L. Kline Sr.

June 19, 1933 - Jan.20, 1996

                Donald L KLINE Sr., 62, 20284 Indiana 117, Culver, died at 7:04 p.m. Saturay at St Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                He was born in Rochester to Tilman and Lois HENDERSON KLINE  On Oct 7, 1961, in Monterey, he married Kathleen B. ELY, who survives.  He had lived in the Culver area since 1971, having come from Leiters Ford  He was a retired painter at the Culver Academies.

                Surviving with his wifre are two daughters, Jacqueline HOSKINS, Plymouth; and Denise BAKER, Rochester; two sons, Donald L. [KLINE] Jr., Culver; and Douglas [KLINE], Rochester; eight grandchildren; mother, Lois KLINE, Richland Center; one sister, Linda KEELER, Logansport; and one brother, James KLINE, Marathon, Fla  Preceding in death was one daughter.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Robert MACE officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorias may be made to Marshall County Hospice.

 

Tuesday, January 23, 1996

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, January 24, 1996

 

Norman T. Dickson

Sept. 11, 1914 - Jan. 23, 1996

                Norman Thomas DICKSON, 81, 1316 Washington St., died at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

                He was born in Ober to Riley and Sarah A. JENETTA DICKSON.  On March 1, 1934, in Rochester, he married Ruby E. SWANSON, who survives.  He lived most of his life in the Rochester community, except for four years when he resided in Lakevile.  He was one of a family of nine children.  He was a nine-year employee of the former Erie Railroad, employee of the former Studebaker Corp., South Bend, and a farmer.  He was formerly a member and attended St. Johns Lutheran Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) SAUER, Lakeville; and Mrs. Larry (Norma) MURRAY, Rochester; one son, Ronald Lee and wife Dorthy DICKSON, Lakeville; thirteen grandchildren, including Tammy LOOKER and Tom MURRAY, both of Rochester; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Marjorie FLYNN, Plymouth; and one brother, Leonard and wife Caroline DICKSON, Plymouth.  Preceding in death was one brother, Bill DICKSON.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good funeral Home, Rocheter, with the Rev. James KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Thursday and from 11 a.m. Friday through the hour of services at the funeral home.

 

Devond McIntire

                Devond McINTIRE, 67, forerly of Tippecanoe, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeland Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw, where he resided.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Clifton R. Griffith

                Clifton R. “Cliff” GRIFFITH, 79, 1210A Park Road, died at 3:50 p.m Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

                Formerly of Monticello and Indianapolis, he drove race cars in the Indianapolis 500 mile race and was pilot during WWII.

                Arrangements are pendig at Foster & Good Fueral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, January 25, 1996

 

Clifton R. Griffith

Feb. 6, 1916 - Jan. 23, 1996

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter, for Clifton R. “Cliff” GRIFFITH, 79, 1210A Park Road.

                The Rev. David WELSH will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.  The 500 Shrine Club of Murat Shrine Temple, Indianapolis, will coduct a White Flag memorial service at 7 p.m. toight at the funeral home.

                Mr. Griffith died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rocheter.  He was born in Nineveh to Roy S. and Della DUGAN GRIFFITH.  On July 5, 1983, in Louisville, Ky., he married Donna SHEETS KEMPER, who survives.  He was a resident of Rochester for the past 13 years, having come from Monticello.  He lived most of his life in Indianapolis and managed manufacturing plants for Ransburg Corp., Micro-Poise Division, Indianapolis.  Upon retirement, he played the accordion professionally.

                He participated in the Indianapolis 500 Mile race four times, finishing in the top 10 twice.  He drove sprint cars in 1937 at Salem Fairgrounds Track, won the Midwest Dirt Racing Association championship in 1946 and 1947, and built his own car, maintained it, and drove it to 27 consecutive wins in 1948.  He has made many appearances at racig clubs as a guest speaker.

                He was a member of the F&AM 729 Speedway, Scottish Rite Valley, Murat Shrie Temple and the Shrine 500 Club, all of Indianapolis; Manitou Shrine Club, Rochester Eastern Star, Indianapolis 500 Oldtiers Club, Winchester Indiana Oldtimers, William Grove Oldtimers Club, and the Kentucky Colonels  Other memberships included China-Burma-India Veterans Association, charter member of United States Auto Club, AMA Motorcycle Club, ABATE Motorcycle Club, Honda Riders Club, American Legion Post 81, Monticello, Kiwanis Club, Rochester, and Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.  He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942-1945 ad had over 1,400 hours combat time and received the Distinguished Flyig Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars.

                Survivig with his wife are one foster-sister, Marie ALLEN, Trafalger.


Michael H. Habig

Dec. 24, 1922 - Jan. 21, 1996

                Michael Henry HABIG, 73, 1130 Locust Drive, Martinsville, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Indianapolis to Michael and Bertha Sophie HAUSER HABIG  On July 1, 1951, in Martinsville, he married Engrid E “Fritz” PETERSON, who survives.  He attended the John Herron School of Art, Indianapolis.  He began his career as a draftsman and tool designer for Wallace Tool and Die, Indianapolis, for several years and then worked at Detroit Diesel Allison from 1950 to 1960.  He owned and operated Habig’s Casuals  Mooresville, Martisville, and Union Station from 1960 to the present.

                Formerly of Mooresville, he was a member of Mooresville First United Methodist church, where he served as treasurer and had taught Sunday School.  He was also a member of Martinsville Elks Lodge, 25-year member of Mooresvile Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Mooresville Kiwanis Club, Mooresville and Martinsville Chamber of Commerce, Morgan County Shrine Club and past president of the Lake Edgewood Neighborhood Association.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Michael B. HABIG, Indianapolis; two daughters, Christina L. SHELTON, Winter Park, Fla; and Brenda A AMADOR, Tomball, Texas; two brothers, Louis HABIG, Cicero; and Richard HABIG, Indianapolis; one sister, Ruth KARR, Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mooresville First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Gene YOUNG and Frank Van ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel, Mooresville.  Mooresville Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.  Memorias may be made to the Mooresville First United Methodist Church or Mooresville Masonic Lodge.

 

Devond B. McIntire

April 28, 1928 - Jan. 23, 1996

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Devond B McINTIRE, 67, Lakeland Manor, 2402 E. Center St., Warsaw.

                The Rev. Donald KAKAVECOS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery, near Culver.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. Friday through the hour of services at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Tippecaoe Emergency Medical Service.

                Mr. McIntire died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeland Manor, Warsaw.  He was born near North Liberty to Floyd and Grace BUSS McINTIRE.  Formerly of Rockville and Tippecanoe, he had been a resident of Warsaw for one week.  He had previously resided at Lee Allan Bryant Health Care Center, Rockville.  Prior to that time, he had resided in Fort Wayne and Tippecanoe.

                Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Mildred) TOM, Mishawaka, Mrs. Gordon (Esther) ECKER, Plymouth; Mrs. Nelson (Janice) WYNN, Culver; Mrs. Martel (Pat) JENNINGS, Tippecanoe; and Mrs. Cat (Sharon) VASQUEZ Jr., San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Eugene and wife Helen McINTIRE, Bremen; Warren “Red” and wife Helen McINTIRE, Tippecanoe; and Darell and wife Mary McINTIRE, Argos; and several nieces and nephews.  Precedig in death were one sister, Flossie KEPLER; and one brother, Eldon McINTIRE.


Dale Maus

July 22, 1913 - Jan. 24, 1996

                Dale MAUS, 82, 502 S. Brady St., Attica, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Regency Place, Lafayette.

                He was born in Twelve Mile to Elgie B. and Regina Fay CONNER MAUS.  On Feb. 28, 1937, in Sharpsville, he married Mary Martha SPAULDING.  He was raised in Twelve Mile and graduated from Twelve Mile High School in 1933.  He was a 1934 graduate of Askin Mortuary College, Indianapolis.  He and his wife lived in Sharpsville for six years, moving to Goodland for a year, then moving to Attica in 1941.  He worked for DeSutter Funeral Home until 1971.  In 1971 he purchased the L.C. Roemer & Son Funeral Home and operated the funeral home under the name Maus Funeral Home to the present time.  He had been serving as the president of the firm.  In 1992 he purchased the former Crumley-Williams Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  He had been a licensed funeral director in Indiana for over 60 years.

                He was a member of the Attica First United Methodist Church, served as director for District No.4 for the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 50-year member and past master of the Sharpsville Reserve Lodge No. 363 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis; 50-year member and past patron of the Attica Chapter No. 125 Order of the Eastern Star, Attica Lions Club, and served on the Attica Park Board.  He was selected as “Cizizen of the Year” for Attica in 1989.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert. (Linda) HAWORTH, Rochester; Mrs. Arpad (Vicki) VASS, Lilburn, Ga.; one son, Robert D. MAUS, Attica; one brother, Clayton J. MAUS, Kalamazoo, Mich.; six grandchildren, Lisa MALONE, Lora WHITE, Molly and Benjamin VASS, and Nathan and Amy MAUS; and three great-grandchildren, Megan and Morgan MALONE, and Matthew WHITE.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Maus Funeral Home, Attica, with the Revs. Jeff NEWTON and George WEISTER officiating  Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Masonic Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Indiana Masonic Home Foundation or the Attica Foundation.

 

Friday, January 26, 1996

 

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Saturday, January 27, 1996

 

Mary B. Thomas

                Mary B. THOMAS, 81, 208 East Walnut St., Argos, died of a sudden illness at 6:20 p.m. Friday shortly after arriving at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Monday, January 29, 1996

 

Mary Belle Rex Thomas

Oct. 6, 1914 - Jan. 26, 1996

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Mary Belle REX THOMAS, 81, 208 E. Walnut St., Argos

                The Rev. Robin SMITH will officiate.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m through the hour of services Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Cardinal Center Inc., Warsaw.

                Mrs. Thomas was born in Wauseon, Ohio, to Herman and Hildegarde HERZOG WARWICK.  She married Joe REX in Toledo, Ohio  He preceded her in death.  On April 16, 1947, in Argos, she married Robert C. THOMAS Sr., who died on Feb. 18, 1988.

                She was a resident of Argos for 43 years, havig come from Toledo, Ohio.  She and her husbnd owned and operated Bob Thomas service station for 43 years, retiring in 1988.  She attended Argos United Methodist Church and was active in Real Meals.

                Surviving are one son, Joe and wife Mary REX, Argos; one step-son, Tom THOMAS Jr., Warsaw; three grandchildren, Kim SELLERS, Bourbon and Joe [REX] Jr. and Dale REX, both of Argos; and nine great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one sister, Juanita WALMER; and oine brother, John WARWICK.

 

Mary E. Widvey

Nov. 7, 1919 - Jan. 27, 1996

                Mary E. WIDVEY, 76, Greenfield, died Saturday at Brandywine Manor, Greenfield.

                She was born in Arcadia to Walter O. and Hazel L. PARR CREEK.  She married Everette WIDVEY, who preceded her in death.  She worked in the housekeeping department of Hancock Memorial Hospitl from 1970 to 1984.  She was a resident of Washington State from 1984 to 1990.  She was a member of Charlottesvile Christian Church, Double 13 and Bunco, Charlottesville, and 20-year American Red Cross volunteer.

                Surviving are three daughters, Betty WRIGHT and Alice COOLEY, both of Greenfield; and Judy WEIDNER, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Morris CREEK, Washington.  Preceding in death were two grandchildren, Tony SAPP and Lindfa COOLEY; one sister, Margaret “Pat” RAQUET; and one brother, James CREEK.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, with the Rev. Jim DUNN officiating.  Burial will be in the Glencove Cemetery, Knightstown.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m today, and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m Tuesday at the mortuary.  Memorials may be made to the Leikemia Society.

 

Walter Jackson

                Walter JACKSON, 89, 510 Race St., died at 9:26 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

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

 

Betty J. Cumberland

                Betty J. CUMBERLAND, 69, 8332 S. Beaver Dam Road, Claypool, died at 8 a.m today at her residence.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Tuesday, January 30, 1996

 

Robert H. Bucher

Oct. 30, 1916 - Jan. 28, 1996

                Robert Hugh BUCHER, 79, 512 Red Oak Drive, Mandeville, La., died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, La.

                He was born in Silver Lake to Orville Harman and Ethel LANDIS BUCHER. On Sept.11, 1943, in Greenville, Texas, he married Betty “Icnotta” CRABILL, who survives.  He retired from the Kroger Co. after 39 years, and was a merchandiser for the Indianapolis branch.  He was a veteran of World Wr II serving in the Air Force as a pilot and instructor, and was an Assistant Adjutant General of the Air Force.  He attended Old Bethel Methodist Church, Indianapolis.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Beth) ROBINSON, Mandeville, La.; six grandchildren; four great-gradchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Worby (Mildred) CLINKER and Mrs. Richard (Donna) FRENCH, both of Silver Lake;  and two brothers, Ed and wife Mary BUCHER, Mentoe; and Gerald and wife Mary BUCHER, Churubusco.  Preceding in death were one son, Robert H. BUCHER; and one brother, Earl BUCHER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m Friday at the Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m Thursday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

 

Betty J. Cumberland

June 17, 1927 - Jan.29, 1996

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Akron, for Betty J. CUMBERLAND, 68, 8332 S. Beaver Dam Road, Claypool.

                The Revs. Steve FLECK, Evelyn TAYLOR CAIN and Peter ALBERTSON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home,Akron.  Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice.

                Mrs. Cumberland died at 8 a.m. Monday at her residece.  She was born in Warsaw to Lawrence and Laverne BOYER RIFE.  On Dec. 24, 1946, in Warsaw, she married Loren K. CUMBERLAND, who survives.  She was a farmer’s wife., 1945 graduate of Warsaw High School and a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with her husband are two sons, Stephen and wife Joyce CUMBERLAND, Claypool; and David and wife Lyda CUMBERLAND, Rochester; two grandsons, Craig and Jason CUMBERLAND; three granddaughters, Shannon, Cara and Stacy CUMBERLAND; one sister, Miriam RIFE, Warsaw; and one brother, Edwin RIFE, Okeechobee, Fla.  Preceding in death were one son, Gary CUMBERLAND; and one sister, Lillian WIGGINS.


Geraldine Hunter

Nov. 16, 1912 - Jan. 29, 1996

                Geraldine “Jerry” HUNTER, 83, 7106 East and 600 North, Rochester, died at 9:18 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rocheser, where she had been a resident since August 1995.

                She was born near Talma to Mack and Agnes Van DOREN HAIMBAUGH.  On Sept. 28, 1933, in Mentone, she married Delbert E. HUNTER, who died on May 24, 1987.  She had lived her entire life in the Talma community and was a homemaker.,  She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Rush Mission of the Church, past president of the Hoosier Carnival Glass Assocition, American Carnival Glass Association, International Carnival Glass Association, and the Pleasant Valley Club.  She was also a member of the former Rochester Womens Club and past president of the Soil Conservatio Society Womens Auxiliary.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ronnie (Patsy) UTTER, Rochester; one grandson, Steve and wife Kathy UTTER, Rochester; one great-granddaughter, Melody UTTER; and one great-grandson, Matthew UTTER, both of Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Albert P. (Donna Jean) WALTON, Peoria, Ill; and Mrs. Gerald (Maxine) YODER, Elkhart.  Precedig in death was one brother, Alonzo J. “Buddy” HAIMBAUGH.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Phil PRATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m Wednesday and from 9 a.m. through the hour of service Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Walter Jackson

Oct. 10, 1906 - Jan. 28, 1996

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Walter JACKSON, 89, 510 Race St.

                The Rev. Larry PYEATT will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. through the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

                Mr. Jackson died at 9:26 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Salyersville, Ky, to Charlie and Martha SALYERS JACKSON.  On Feb. 26, 1934, in Salyersville, Ky., he married Ethel WILLIAMS, who survives.  He was a resident of Rochester for 26 years, having come from Paintsville, Ky.  He was an employee of the C&O Railroad, worked in the coal mines and farmed.  He attended the Pentecostal Church, Paintsville, Ky.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Rollin “Buck” (Jean) SIMPSON, Rochester; three granddaughters, Mrs. Jack (Judy) SWANK ad Mrs. Roger (Brenda) VOGEL, both of Rochester; and Mrs. James (Priscilla) BALLEE, Wabash; and nine great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one daughter and two sons, including James C. JACKSON, who was killed in Vietnam on Nov.17, 1965.  Mr. Jackson was one of a family of 10 children who have all preceded in death.


Ralph V. Rader

Dec. 23, 1906 - Jan. 28, 1996

                Ralph V. RADER, 89, Indiana 114 East, P.O. Box 55, Akron, died at 9 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

                He was born near Disko to Charles E. and Tressie RAGER RADER.  In 1924, in Akron, he married Grace I. MILLER, who died on Nov 14, 1995.  He lived his entire life in the Disko and Akron communities  He was a retired farmer and former Henry Township Trustee in Fulton County from 1944-1952.  He served five terms (1954-1965) in the Indiana State House of Represetatives where he chaired and served on several comittees, he was administrative assistat to the Speaker of the House of Representatives for 14 years, and he was appointed a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Otis Bowen.

                He served on the Akron Public Library Board, attended the Laketon and Akron Public Schools, was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, Gilead Masonic Lodge, and Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine temples, both of Fort Wayne.

                Surviving are one son, Richard C. and wife LaDonna RADER, Akron; one granddaughter, Mrs. Rick (Candace) NEWELL, Akron; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Rex and Eugene RADER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Mark BERG officiating  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from       2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. through the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.

 

Wednesday, January 31, 1995 to Thursday, February 1, 1996

 

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Friday, February 2, 1996

 

Chase L. Stone

Sept. 25, 1995 - Jan. 24, 1996

                Chase Lenvel STONE, four=month infant son of Jeffrey and Rise STONE, 19043 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 5 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 24, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                Surviving are his parents, Jeffrey and Rise RICH STONE; sister, Emilee [STONE]; and brother, Kole [STONE], all of Argos; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Eunice BETZ RICH, Valparaiso; paternal grandparents, Larry and Ethel McKENZIE STONE, Argos; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services were at 11 a.m Saturday at the Argos Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert MACE officiatig.  Burial was in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.


Marjorie Savage

April 28, 1900 - Jan. 30, 1996

                Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Plainview Cemetery, Macy, for Marjorie SAVAGE, 95, 1616 S. Normandy St., Los Angeles, Calif.

                The Rev. David WELSH will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.

                Miss Savage died at 12:10 a.m Wednesday at Tropical Convalescent Hospital, Glendale, Calif.  She was born in Macy to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SAVAGE.  She was a retired teacher and taught for 20 years in California.

                Preceding n death were two brothers, Dewitt and William SAVAGE.

 

Saturday, Februay 3, 1996

 

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Monday, February 5, 1996

 

Jean E. Saygers

March 5, 1929 - Feb. 3, 1996

                Jean Eileen SAYGERS, 66, 10013 W. 16th Road, Argos, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Plymouth to William A. and Mary E. SNYDER RICHARD.  On Nov. 13, 1948, in Plymouth, she married Henry W. SAYGERS, who died on Dec. 14, 1983.  She was a homemaker and resided most of her life in the Plymouth and Argos communities.  She attended the First Baptist church, Argos, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 1162, Plymouth.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Carol) WILLIAMS, Argos; Mrs. Eric (Eva) ISLEY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Rex (Debbie) JOHNSON, Richmond; two sons, Dennis A. SAYGERS, Texas; and David and wife Delia SAYGERS, Plymouth; eleven grndchldren; two great-grandchildren two sisters, Mrs. Joan E  NETHERCUTT, Plymouth; and Mrs. Ivan (Shirley) CARPENTER, Morristown, Tenn; and two brothers, Phillip W. RICHARD and Steven A and wife Beverly RICHARD, both of Plymouth.  Preceding in death were one son, William H. SAYGERS, 1967; and an infant sister, Eloise [RICHARD], 1962.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert MACE officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m tuesday and from 9 a.m. through the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Argos.

 

Ethel R. Malott

                Ethel R. MALOTT, 85, Rochester Health Care, died at 4:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She was a former resident of Rural Route 4, Box 542, Rochester.

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


Deloris M. Segraves

April 6, 1917 - Feb. 4, 1996

                Deloris M. “Dee” SEGRAVES, 78, 3617 North and 275 West, Rochester, died at 6:36 p.m Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Wells County to William and Pearl BLOCHER HESHER.  She was married to Francis SEGRAVES, who preceded her in death.  She had lived in Rochester for 31 years, having come from Logansport, and prior to that, Portland  She was a housekeeper for the Rev. Harold WELLER, former pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, for many years.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Marjorie) COUCH, Geneva; one son, William and wife Kay SEGRAVES, Poetland; six grandchldren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mabel PAXSON, Penville.  Preceding in death were one son, Jack SEGRAVES, who died in 1983; four sisters, Helen LOVELL, Verta MURPHY, Opal GRICE and Eva BARNETT; and two brothers, Harold and Robert HESHER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Revs. John ZAHN and Harold WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Alberson Cemetery, Petroleum.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester  A Vigil Prayer Service and Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials other than Masses and flowers can be made to St Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

 

Mary J. Thompson

Feb. 6, 1916 - Feb. 3, 1996

                Mary Jane THOMPSON, 77, 323 W. Walnut St., Akron, died Saturday at her residence.

                She was born in Leiters Ford to LeRoy and Dessie DURR NEWCOMER.  In January 1937 she married Edward L. THOMPSON, who died in 1977.  She was a cook at Akron School and had worked at Heckman’Bindery, North Manchester.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, Service Guild, Bus Ministry, Prayer Chain and Goldenaires, all of the church.

                Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Roger (Janet) GEARHART, Akron; one grandson, Kris GEARHART, Akron; and three great-grandchildren, Justin, Kristal and Eric [GEARHART].  Preceding in death were one grandson, Brent GEARHART, 1980; one son, Barry THOMPSON, 1966; three brothers, Carl, Roland and Harold NEWCOMER, and three sisters, Letha MERLEY, Valma BUTT and Carol WATSON.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Tuesday at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hurtzler Fueral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Akron church of God Buildig Fund.

 

Tuesday, February 6, 1996

 

Richard Hudkins

                Richard “Dick” HUDKINS, 44, 3580 Tamarack Road, Walkerton, died Monday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis

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


Ethel R. Malott

Feb. 28, 1910 - Feb. 5, 1996

                Services will be at 2 p.m Tursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Ethel R. MALOTT, 85, Rochester Health Care Center.

                The Rev. Dan MUNDT will officiarte.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after noon through the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

                Mrs. Malott was born in Brookston to George Washington and Gurtrude SRANKAGUSTE BROWN.  On Sept. 11, 1926, in Monticello, she married Elmer H. MALOTT, who died on Sept. 2, 1980.  She was a homemaker.  She was a former resident of Rt. 4, Box  542, Rochester.  She had lived in Rochester since 1968, having come from Valparaiso, and prior to that, White Couty and Brookston.

                Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Flossie Marie EKDAHL, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Margaret SEEDORF, Otterbein; Mrs. Herman (Hilda) KEMP, Delphi; Mrs. Joan HOWARD, Wabash; and Mrs. David (Donna) WOODS, Rochester; one son, Roscoe H. MALOTT, Kewanna; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lucy NEWGENT, Lafayette; one brother, George and wife June BROWN, Akron; one half-sister, Mrs. Georgia REED, Wabash; and four half-brothers, Ralph BROW Jr., Denver; James “Jim” and Kenneth “Kenny” ROWN, both of Peru; and Leo BROWN, Santa Cruz, Calif.  Preceding in death were her parents; one daughter, Jaunita WILLIAMS; three ssters, Amanda BONTY, Louise ROBINSON and Minne GOOD; one half-sister, Gladys REED; and one brother, Fred BROWN.

 

W. O. Winegardner

Jan. 31, 1920 - Feb. 5, 1996

                W. O. “Boots” WINEGARDNER, 76, 3272 East 550 South, Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in White Couty to Samuel N. and Nettie GEHR WINEGARDNER.  On June 22, 1946, in Fulton County, he married Clara Mae CLEMANS, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and worked the last [14] years at his farm and home in Rochester.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Jack Owen WINEGARDNER, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Lana Sue PITCOCK, Peru; Mrs. Mary Jane PETERSON and Mrs Judy Diane DAVIS, both of Oklahoma City, Okla; nine grandchildren, Scott BLANCHARD, Noblesville; Chris BLANCHARD, Kewanna; Robert and James CLEVELAND, both of Oklahoma City, Okla; Lauri PITCOCK and Patrisha ANDREWS, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Jack WINEGARDNER Jr.; and Kelly and Bethany WINEGARDER, all of Rochester; several nieces and nephews, and [five] great-grandchildren.  Preceding n death were six sisters, Grace WINEGARDER, Evelyn [SWARTZELL], Betty HARVEY, Alice MALOTT, Alma [TIGLER] and Florence BARNES.

                Services will be at 11 a.m Friday at Zimmerman Fmily Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. James DILLINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Humbert Martin

                Humbert “Marty” MARTIN, 72, 310 E Plum St., Argos, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Mary H. Sage

Aug 25, 1912 - Feb. 5, 1996

                Mary Helen (JUDKINS) SAGE, 83, 308 N. O’Neil St., Frankfort, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday at her residence.

                She was born n Robinson, Ill., to Dr. Harry C. and Nancy June PICKELL JUDKINS.  In 1965 in Rochester, she married Kermit R. SAGE, who died in February 1978.  She was a foundry worker at Indiana Brass Co., Frankfort, for 17 years and lived most of her life in Frankfort.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frankfort, and Frankfort Moose Lodge No. 7.

                Surviving are two sons, Edgar M. THOMAS, Kewanna; and John S THOMAS, Frankfort; three daughters, Mrs. Euel (Patricia J.) BIRGE, Rochester; Judith A. HEATH, Kewanna; and Roberta C GALVIN, Frankfort; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and life-long friend Helen CHILDERS, Sedalia.  Preceding in death were three husbands, George A. THOMAS, Edward GALVIN, and Kermit SAGE; two sons, William R THOMAS and Richard GALVIN; and one daughter, Bonnie Mae GALVIN.

                Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, with the Rev. Gerold BORAWSKI.  There will be no visitation  Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.

                Eller-Weston Funeral Home, Frankfort, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Anthony M Walsh

Nov. 15, 1906 - Feb. 5, 1996

                Anthony M. “Pat” WALSH, 89, 411 N. Tucker St., Mentone, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                He was born in Parkston, S.D, to Michael and Brigetta MANLEY WALSH.  On May 7, 1946, he married Louise BERGSTROM, who survives.  He had been a resident of Mentone for 50 years, having come from South Dakota.  He had worked for Valentine Elevator, Mentone, for many years and also for Manwarig Leghorn Farms, Mentone

                Survivig with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Bea) HUGHES, Mentone; and Mrs Dennis (Patti) GRUENEWALD, St Paul, Minn; one step-daughter, Mrs. Michael (Dixie) SUMME, Akron; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary CALLO, New York, N.Y.; and Anne GROHS, Mitchell, S.D.; and two brothers, Hugh J. WALSH, New York, N.Y.,, and Jack WALSH, Parkston, S.D.  Preceding in death was one brother, Thomas WALSH.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Terry FISHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m Wedesday at the funeral home.

 

Andrew S. Leabo

June 16, 1930 - Feb. 4, 1996

                Andrew S. LEABO, 65, East 650 North, Rochester, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born in Suttons Bay, Mich., to Peter and Gusti WEISLER LEABO.

                Surviving are one daughter, Margo LEABO, Hammond; two sisters, Marjorie OSCAR and Delores MIKOWSKI, both of Suttons Bay, Mich.; and one brother, Pete LEABO, Suttons Bay, Mich.

                There will be no services or visitation.  Cremation has taken place, and burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Suttons Bay, Mich.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.


Wednesday, February 7, 1996

 

Donald O. Feltis and

Jessie L. Smith

                Two people died Tuesday afternoon in a collision at the intersectio of Indiana 25 and Fort Wayne Road.  Indiana State Police say both lives may have been spared if the drivers would have been wearing seatbelts. Donald O. FELTIS, 59, 4978 E County Road 650 North, suffered massive chest injuries in the crash.

                Also killed, Jessie L. SMITH, 35, Chicago.  Smith was partially ejecrted from his vehicle during the accident.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Firefighters used inflatable air bags to lift Smith’s car to remove him.  His leg was trapped under the wreckage.

                The state police report says Smith was westbound on Fort Wayne Road about 4:45 p.m. when he failed to yield the right-of-way to the oncoming vehicle drive by Feltis.  The left front of Smith’s car struck the right front of the vehicle drive by Feltis

                A state police accident reconstrucrtionist was called in to help with the investigation.

                The itersection was closed for more than an hour.

                The Indiana State Police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Fulton County E.M.S. and Fulton County Coroner, Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Fire Depatment responded to the crash.

                This is the first fatal traffic accident of the year in Fulton County and the first inside the city limits since 1993.  There were two fatal traffic accidents in the county in 1995 and seven in 1994.  There were seven fatal traffic accidents in the county during 1993.

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                Donald O. Feltis, 59, 4978 East and 650 North, Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, folowing an accident at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the junction of Fourth Street and Indiana 25 North, Rochester.

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

 

Max Burch

March 6, 1906 - Feb. 6, 1996

                Max BURCH, 89, 40 W. Harrison Ave., Wabash, died at 5:50 a.m Tuesday at his residence.  He was born in Miami County to Donald C. and Nona TRACY BURCH.  On June 22, 1929, in Columbia City, he married Mable KRATHWOHL, who survives  He retired from General Tire & Rubber Co., Wabash, in 1969 after 17 years, and was a farmer.  He was a member of the Wabash Friends Church, Wabash Senior Citizen Club, a charter member of the Wabash AARP, Wabash County Farm Bureau, and the General Tire Retirees Club.  He moved to Wavbash in 1981 from rural North Manchester, and lived in Wabash County since 1941, having come from Fulton County.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Robert L. BURCH, Wabash; three brothers, Vores L “Bud” BURCH and Harvey BURCH, both of North Machester; and Gene BURCH, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Galen (Geneva) GRONINGER, Plainfield; and Mrs. Robert (Nina) DeFORD, North Manchester; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were four brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m Saturday at Manchester Avenue Chapel, Grandstaff-Hentgen, Wabash, with the Rev. David PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.


Richard A. Hudkins

Oct. 15, 1951 - Feb. 5, 1996

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Richard A “Dick” HUDKINS, 44, 3580 Tamarack Road, Walkerton.

                The Rev. Mark SPENCER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until services on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

                Mr. Hudkins died at 6:55 p.m Monday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  He was born in Plymouth to Richard W. and Lillian L. MAHLER HUDKINS  In 1981 in Rochester, he was married to Kathy JOHNSON, and later divorced  He had been a resident of the Walkerton community the past 17 years, having come from Rochester  He was a farmer and had been a heavy equipment operator for the former McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co., Rocheter.  He was a 1970 graduate of Rochester Community High School, where he lettered in basketball, baseball and track. He graduated from Ball State University in 1974 with a B.S. degree.  He was active in Little League teams, coaching baseball and football.

                Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca HUDKINS, Rochester; one son, Jeremy HUDKINS, Rochester; parents, Richard W. and Lillian HUDKINS, Rochester; one  rother, James and wie Connie HUDKINS, Rochester; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

 

Edwin R. Hektor

                Edwin R. “Ed” HEKTOR, 84, 329 1/2 Fulton Ave., died at 5:30 a.m today at his residence.

                Arragements are pending at Foster & Good Fueral Home, Rochester.

 

Humbert Martin

June 9, 1923 - Feb. 5, 1996

                Private services will be held for Humbert “Marty” MARTIN, 72, 310 E. Plum St., Argos.

                Burial wil be in the Oakland Memory Lane Cemetery, Dalton, Ill.  There will be no visitation or viewing.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of the arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Hospice, Suite 111, 108 N. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601-1612.

                Mr. Martin died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.  He was born in Chicago, Ill., to Pete MARTIN.  On June 8, 1978, in Plymouth, he married June BREWER, who survives.  He had been a resident of Argos since 1982, havig come from Mesquite, Texas.  He retired in 1982 from Service Engineer Verson All Steel Press Co., Chicago, Ill.  He was a member of Argos American Legion Post No. 68, F&AM Blue Island, Ill.; and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Lorayne  BADGER; one granddaughter, Karrie BADGER; and one grandson, Dominic BADGER, all of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and one brother, Anthoy MARTIN, Argos.


Thursday, February 8, 1996

 

Marynelle Barnes

Nov. 1, 1950 - Feb. 7, 1996

                A Fulton woman was killed Wednesday in a two-car crash on Indiana 114 near Wabash County Road 300 West, west of North Manchester.

                Marynelle BARNES, 45, Dunn and Wright streets, was pronounced dead on arrival at Wabash County Hospitl in Wabash.

                Gaylord MILLER of Columbia City was also injured in the crash.  He was transferrd from Wabash County Hospital to Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw with multiple injuries

                The accident occurred about 9:20 a.m. accordig to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.

                Wabash County Sheriff Timothy A. ROBERTS said Miller was west bound on Indiana 114, Barnes was east bound on Indiana 114.

                Roberts said it appears Roberts was attempting to pass a vehicle and drove into the path of Barnes’ oncoming car.  Barnes’ car spun on the slick roadway attempting to avoid the accidet before the collision occurred.

                Roberts said a North Mancheter accident reconstructionist worked with the sheriff’s department to determine how the crash occurred  on the rural roadway.

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                Marynele Barnes, 45, Dunn and Wright Streets, Fulton, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana 114 and 300 West in Wabash County, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

                She was born in Rochester to Howard and Kathleen MASTELLER STEWART  On June 6, 1986, in Logansport, she married David L. “Barney” BARNES, who survives  She worked for Moore Business Forms, Rochester, for 16 years.  She was a 1969 graduate of Rochester High School and a member of Church of Christ, Logansport.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Brian (Tami) PURSIFULL, Rochester; oe son, Justin JENKINS, Fulton; four grandchidren, Madison and Marcen PURSIFULL, both of Rochester; and Courtney and Zachery JENKINS, Fort Wayne; step-father and mother, Delford and Kathleen BOWEN, Rochester; two sisters, Sandra Kay KLEIN, Logansport; and Mrs. Richard (Mickey) BOLLENBERG, Bonneau, S.C.; one brother, Howard Jr. and wife Mary STEWART, Hudson, Fla.; one stepbrother, Leroy and wife Ive BOWEN, Greentown; and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jerry SALTSMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m Friday and 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

John T. Downham

                John T. DOWNHAM, 81, 1129 W. Pontoon Dr., Kewanna, died at 8:53 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.


Donald O. Feltis

April 26, 1936 - Feb. 6, 1996

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Donald O’Neal FELTIS, 59, 4978 East and 650 North, Rochester.

                The Rev. Charles REISER will officiate.  Burial will be ai the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. through the hour of service on Friday at the funeral home.

                Mr. Feltis died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital from injuries received in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of East Fourth Street and Indiana 25.

                He was born n Royal Center to Terry  and Bessie M. DENNY FELTIS.  On July 4, 1981, in Logansport, he married Carole L. HOLLOWAY, who survives.  He was a resident of the Rochester community for the past 14 1/2 years, having come from Star City.  He was a machinist at Buck Logansport Corp. for the past 35 years, and had been the president of union local 450 AFL-CIO International Association of Machinist and Aero Space Workers.  He was a member of the Yorktown Road Church of Christ, Logansport; and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1961.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Brian (Kathy) DeFORD, Mrs. Michael (Kimberly) STRONG and Mrs. Scott (Kelly) BARBOUR, all of Logansport; four sons, Edward and wife Linda FELTIS, Logansport; James CRAFT Jr., Athens; Daniel L. and wife Julie CRAFT, Akron; and Charles E. and wife Jan (CRAFT, Huntertown; mother, Mrs. Bessie M. FELTIS, Star City; one brother, Dale D FELTIS, Logansport; fifteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were his father and an infant brother, Jackie Lee FELTIS.

 

Edwin W. Hektor

Sept. 15, 1911 - Feb. 7, 1996

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, for Edwin R. “Ed” HEKTOR, 84, 329 1/2 Fulton Ave.

                The Rev. John ZAHN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Fairview Catholic Cemetery, Mishawaka.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  A scripture service will be 7 p.m Friday at the funeral home.

                Mr. Hektor died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.  He was born in Kewanna to Axel and Hilda HEKTOR.  On Dec. 25, 1936, in Kewanna, he married Agnes L. ZARTMAN, who died on Oct. 31, 1990.  He had lived in Rochester for five years, having come from Fulton, and prior to that, Arkansas.  He was a retired custodian for St. Vincent De Paul School and Church, Elkhart; and a former employee of Studebaker Corp., South Bend.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Bonnie) MOSLEY, Quitman, Ark.; Sister Sharon HEKTOR, Grand Blanc, Mich; and Mrs. William L. and wife (Patricia) MOSLEY, Beebe, Ark.; two sons, Raymond E. HEKTOR, Rochester; and Joseph L. HEKTOR, Lucedale, Miss; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ethel FRYE, South Bend.  Preceding in death were an infant son, Phillip Michael [HEKTOR], one sister, and three brothers.


Bud Mathis

Aug 12, 1924 - Feb. 6, 1996

                Bud MATHIS, 71, 421 Bradley Ct., Culver, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                He was born in East Chicago to Ray and Elizabeth FARCUS MATHIS.  On April 17, 1948, in Shelby, he married Victoria LAZAR, who survives  He had been a resident of Culver since June 1995, having come from Portage, and prior to that, Bowstring, Minn.  He was a 1942 graduate at East Chicago Roosevelt High School and owned and operated Mathis Resort, Bowstring, Minn.  From 1950 to 1973, he owned and operated Acme Appliance, Gary.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Deer River, Minn; and a former member of Moose Lodge, Portage.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Diane) EBERHARDT, Hebron; two sons, John R. and wife Fran MATHIS, Portage; and Bruce D. and wife Sue MATHIS, Valparaiso; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 8 p. today at Steinke Funeral Home, Hebron, with the Rev. Brian L. BEEKS officiating.  The burial site is private.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the church or charity of one’s choice.

 

Friday, February 9, 1996

 

John T Downham

March 4, 1914 - Feb. 8, 1996

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, Logansport, for John T. DOWNHAM, 81, 1129 W. Pontoon Drive, Kewanna.

                The Rev. Jerry A. SCHULTZ will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m today at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Stained Glass Fund.

                Mr. Downham died at 8:53 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Ellendale, N.D., to Earl A and Lillie Ivy THOMAS DOWNHAM.  On April 21, 1935, at Deer Creek, he married Elicabeth PETER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, retired construction worker, and 35-year Carroll Couty school bus driver.  He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and was a 4-H leader for 12 years.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Patricia Ann SMITH, Camden; Carolyn Sue SHRIVER, Logansport; Lois Irene GIBBS, Mohrsville, Pa.; and Jane Ellen PENN, Camden; one son, David Ray DOWNHAM, Logansport; two sisters, Irene B. SINN, Seymour; and Anna Florence KERR, Brazil; one brother, Walter L. DOWNHAM, Logansport; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a daughter, sister and brother.


Vern Eugene Herrell

June 21, 1925 - Jan. 28, 1996

                Vern Eugene HERRELL, 70, New Chester, Wis., died Sunday, Jan. 28, at Nellis Federal Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev.

                He was born in Miami to Floyd and Pearl BAKER HERRELL.  He moved with his family to Rt. 4, Rochester, in 1930.  He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and received the Purple Heart.  On Dec. 23, 1945, in Rochester, he married O. Frances MUTCHLER, who survives.  After being discharged from the service in 1946, he and his wife returned to Rochester and farmed with his father.  They moved to Adams County, Wis., in February 1955, where he farmed.

                He was a member of the Snyder Richardson American Legion Post 273, Grand Marsh; town constable for New Chester; member of the original committee to develop the New Chester Fire Department and was first fire chief of that departmet; member of the Adams County board of Planning and Zoning; and a life member of the D.A.V.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Lois CHRISTENSEN, Adams, Wis; Karen GILMORE, Athens, Texas; and Lori WHEELER, Appleton, Wis.; four sons, Larry HERRELL, Berlin, Wis.; Roger and Tim HERRELL, both of Medford, Wis.; and Tony HERRELL, Oxford, Wis; thirteen grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.

                Services were held at 10 a.m Saturday, Feb. 3, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home, Friendship, Wis.  Military rites were conducted by the Adams Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6279, American Legion Red Cloud Post 250 and the American Legion Snyder Richardson Post 273.  Burial was in the Gould Rock Cemetery, Grand Marsh, Wis.

 

Jack P. Mehring

March 29, 1922 - Feb. 7, 1996

                Jack P. MEHRING, 73, Life Care Center, Rochester, died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

                He was born in Wabash to Harry R. and Edna PALMER MEHRING.  On March 12, 1948, in Wabash, he married Dorohy Jean MEHRING, who died on May 6, 1985.  He retired from Wabash Metal Products and was a disc jockey for Radio W.A.Y.T. in Wabash, hostig the swap shop.  He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rochester.  He had lived in Rochester since 1992, having come from Wabash.

                Surviving are two sons, James E. MEHRING, New Castle; and John D MEHRING, Rochester; one daughter, Pamela Sue PEDEGO, and six grandchildren.

                Private services were held today at Main Street Chapel, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Wabash, with the Rev. John ZAHN officiating.  Burial was in the Friends Cemetery, Wabash.


Clara P. Swihart

March 25, 1904 - Feb. 8, 1996

                Clara P. SWIHART, 91, 602 Randolph St., Plymouth, died at 4 a.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

                She was born in Plymouth to Richard and May ACKLES GRAVES.  On Dec. 20, 1923, in Plymouth, she married Sumner F. SWIHART, who died on Aug. 9, 1979.  She was a Marshall County resident most of her life and a homemaker.  She was a member of the Plymouth Grace Baptist Church and former Friendship Club.

                Survivig are six daughters, Frances SWIHART and Eva DUNN, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Donald (Mary) BLAKELEY, LaPorte; Mrs. William (Ethel) WHALEY, Lapaz; and Mrs. Ralph (Connie) STERLING and Bonnie SLITER, both of Bradford, Ark; five sons, Donald and wife Frieda SWIHART, Lapaz; Paul and wife Edna SWIHART and Roy and wife Diana SWIHART, both of Plymouth; Irve and wife Audrey SWIHART, Edwardsburg, Mich.; and Ray and wife Doris SWIHART, Gary. fifty grandchildren; eighty-three great-grandchildren; twenty great-great-grandchildren; one step-sister, Lillian CUNNINGHAM, Rochester; and one step-brother, LeRoy “Bud” GRAVES, South Bend.  Preceding in death were one son, Bobby Dean SWIHART; four grandchildren, Gene SLITER, Ronald SWIHART, Michael DUNN and Randy SWIHART; one sister, Olive MATHEWS; one step-sister; and one step-brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church, Plymouth, with the Rev. Pete WARDLOW officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m Sunday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth; and one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church.

 

Saturday, February 10, 1996

 

Greg R Hooker

Aug. 31, 1963 - Feb. 9, 1996

                Greg Richard HOOKER, 32, 15796 Hickory Road, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m Friday at St. Joseph Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                He was born in Plymouth to Richaard G. and Mary OVERMYER HOOKER, Argos, who survive.  He lived his entire life in the Argos Community.  He was married to Nikki FOX.

                He graduated from Argos Community School and from Ancilla College in May 1995.  He attended Indiana Universty, South Bend, majoring in computer science.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

                Surviving with his parents are one daughter, Jami Marie HOOKER, Argos, two sisters, Mrs Jack (Jill Ann) HOLZBERGER, Mitchell, S.D., and Mrs. James (Cheri) L. HOFFER, Plymouth; nieces, Ericka MILLER, Mitchell, S.D, and Elizabeth HOFFER, Plymouth, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robin SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services Monday.


L. Hadden Stewart

July 19, 1924 - Feb 8, 1996

                L. Hadden STEWART, 71, 531 West Ninth St., died Thursday at his residence.  He had been in failing health.

                He was born in Roachdale, to Lewis H. and Helen FORD STEWART.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.

                He owned Stewart Tax Service and was a former Fulton County Republican Precinct Committeeman.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

                Surviving are four sons, William F. [STEWART], Marion; Robert H. [STEWART], Shelbyville; Stephen D [STEWART], Muncie, and Jonathan E. [STEWART], Pendleton; one adopted son, Michael A. [STEWART], Anderson, and five grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one son, Jeffrey A. [STEWART], who died in 1964, and one brother, James R. [STEWART], who died in 1976.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmermn Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald BRENNEMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts.  Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m Tuesday.

 

Monday, February 12, 1996

 

Helen L. Hollar

Aug. 11, 1913 - Feb. 10, 1996

                Helen Lucille HOLLAR, 82, 8232 E. 16th Road, Argos, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County in Plymouth.

                She was born in Bourbon to George and Fannie (MILLER) WATKINS.  On March 20, 1935 in Plymouth she married John K. HOLLAR, who survives

                She was a lifetime resident of the Argos and Bourbon areas.  She was a homemaker, and a member of the Jehovah Witness Church in Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Melba) HAMMAN, Argos; six sons, Richard and Delores HOLLAR; Lowell HOLLAR, William HOLLAR, James and Karen HOLLAR, Carl and Clara HOLLAR, all of Argos; and Harvey and Connie HOLLAR, Mishawaka; thirteen grndchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Maxine NELSON, Elkhart; Mary BESSON, Warsaw; Jane NEFF, Goshen; and one brother, Robert WATKINS, Lake Placid, Fla.

                Preceding in death with her parents were a granddaughter, Donna TREBER; a great-granddaughter, Emily TREBER; and a brother, Devoe WATKINS.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with Bruce LENZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Argos.  Friends may call from 4-8 p. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

                Memorials may be left to the American Heart Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.


Rachel M. Crabill

Nov. 12, 1923 - Feb. 9, 1996

                Rachel Mae CRABILL, 72, 930 West Sixth St., Rochester, died at 7:45 pm Friday at the residence of her daughter, Claudia   6513 Rosalind Lane,Anderson.

                She was born in Indianapolis to Claude and Ethel Mae HICKS STUDEBAKER.  She lived most of her life in Rochester.  On April 7, 1946, in Rochester, she married Harrison CRABILL, who survives.

                She was a homemaker and member of the Grace United  Methodist Church, Morning Quest Circle, and Order of the Eastern Star No. 70.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Sally Mae FISH, Warsaw; Claudia Sue WILBUR, Anderson; one son, William Harrison “Bill” CRABILL Jr., West Lafayette; six grandchildren, Brett William FISH, Emily Mae FISH, Kyle William WILBUR, Krista Rose WILBUR, Alissa Marie WILBUR, Joshua James WILBUR; one brother, Byron H. STUDEBAKER, Culver.

                Services will be at 2 p.m today in the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. C. David HOIGSETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Esther Dinsmore

Oct. 2, 1902 - Feb. 10, 1996

                Esther DINSMORE, 93, Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, and formerly of Culver, died at 8:15 p.m Saturday, at Miller’s Merry Manor.

                She was born in East Chicago to Charles and Mary LINDBLOM, who preceded her in death.  On May 30, 1932 in Argos she married Harry DINSMORE, who died Jan 23, 1973

                She lived most of her life in the Culver Community.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.  She was a member of WSCS in Culver and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge No. 884 in Culver.

                Surviving are two sons, Herman and Midge DINSMORE, Walkerton and Wally and Wanda DINSMORE, Plymouth; four gradchildren and five great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Warren WALMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Culver.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. tonight where the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m.

                Memorials may be made to the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.


Genevieve K. Thurston

Nov. 15, 1926 - Feb. 11, 1996

                Genevieve “Genny” KASTNER THURSTON, 69, Fort Wayne, died Sunday at Parkview Hospita, Fort Wayne.

                She lived in Rochester and Warsaw and was married to Earl THURSTON, who survives.  She was assistant director of food services at Grace College, Winona Lake, managed the Winona Dining Room and was an artist.  She attended Blackhawk Baptist Church and was a member of the Gideons Auxiliary.

                Survivng with her husband Earl are four daughters, Katherine WINTERS, Fairfield, Ohio; Pamela SHIMER, Fort Wayne; Debra MEEKS, Fort Wayne, and Cynthia ROHLFING, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sons, David and Timothy [THURSTON], both of Fort Wayne; one sister, Rosemary  KAUFFMAN, Sarasota, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two brothers, Charles and Malcolm KESTNER, both of Florida.

                Preceding in death was one son, Thomas  [THURSTON].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Homes Wayne Street Chapel.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in the Blackhawk Christian School. [?]

                Memorials may be made to the Hope Missionary Alliance Church, Indianapolis.

 

Tuesday, February 13, 1996

 

Jennie M. Holley

Dec. 31, 1913 - Feb. 11, 1996

                Jennie M. “Jean” HOLLY, 82, died at 6:40 p. Sunday at Rochester Health Care Center, Rochester.

                She was born in East Chicago to Michael and Josephine KURCAVICH JAROS.  She married Kenneth R. HOLLEY June 13, 1934.  He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1980.

                She had lived in Palestine since 1968 and resided at the Rochester Health Care Center the last three years.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the East Chicago VFW.  She was a Boy Scout leader in East Chicago.

                Surviving are five daughters, Mildred KENDALL, Portage, Margaret KENDALL, Chesterton, Michael SPRADLIN, Valparaiso, Linda ZEHNER, Portage, Penny STUTZMAN, Silver Lake; three sons, Kenneth HOLLEY, Deotte, Edward HOLLEY, Wheatfield, Richard HOLLEY, Washington; twenty-five grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchldren.

                Also precedng in death were one daughter, Charlotte Ann BOWEN; two brothers, Stephen JAROS, East Chicago and Michael JAROS; and a sister, Ann LOW.

                Private graveside services were scheduled for today at the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiatng.

                Arrangements are by King Memorial Home in Mentone.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.

                Memorials may be left to Kosciusko County Hospice or to Fulton County Health Care.


Carole Long

Sept. 23, 1943 - Feb. 12, 1996

                Carole LONG, 52, 930 Park St., Rochester, died at 9:27 a.m. Monday at her residence.

                She was born in South Bend to Ray and Henrietta (RADECKI) LISENKO.  She married Thomas D. LONG Dec. 23, 1975.  He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1991.

                She was an Avon representative and owned a beauty shop in South Bend.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rochester; the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church; and was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

                Surviving are [her parents], two sons, Kristopher LONG, Rochester and Bruce BORLIK, Mishawaka; one granddaughter; and two sisters, Janice BARNES, Rochester and Lori CHIDDISTER, South Bend.

                Preceding in death were her husband and one brother, Terry LISENKO

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. John ZAHN officiating  Cremation [will take place followig funeral services].  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home.  Vigil services will be at 7:30 p.m Wednesday at the funeral home.

                Memorials may be left to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or the South Bend Humane Society.

 

Wednesday, February 14, 1996

 

Frances J. Futrell

Feb. 5, 1927 - Feb. 12, 1996

                Frances Jolane FUTRELL, 69, Porterville, Calif., died there Monday at Sierra View District Hospital.

                She was born in Indiana and lived in Marion before moving to California five years ago.  She was a retail clerk and worked for Gottschalks Retail Store, Marion.  She was a former member of the Eastern Star of Indiana.

                Survivig are her husband, Albert B FUTRELL, Portervile, Calif; one son, Jim [FUTRELL], Bakersfield; three brothers, Arthur HARPER, Mearle HARPER and George HARPER, all of Rochester; one sister, Jeri SHEER, Fort Wayne; four gandchildren and nieces and nephews.

                A committal service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County, with the Rev. Preston THEALL officiating.  Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at Raven Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion.


Wallace F. Johnson

July 20, 1911 - Feb 3, 1996

                Wallace F. JOHNSON, 84, 290 Smith Drive, Sister Bay, Wis., died at 8:30 a.m on Feb. 3 in Scandia Village, Sister Bay, Wis.

                He was born in Chicago, Ill, to Wallace and Alice JOHNSON  He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and Sonoco Paper Products, Akron.

                Surviving are one sister, Mrs. George (Dorothy) BAKER, Midlothian, Ill; one half-sister, Mrs. Jame LOVELESS, Hendersonvile, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Delphine JOHNSON, Sister Bay, Wis., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were his parents, his wife Olive [JOHNSON], ad oine brother, William [JOHNSON]

                Memorial services were held at Casperson Funeral Home, Sister Bay, Wis  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Harriet E. Stoudt

Jan. 16, 1912 - Feb. 13, 1996

                Harriet E. STOUDT, 84, 1228 Rochester Blvd., died at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Kewanna to Clyde W. and Ida COMPTON ELSTON.  She married Foster D. STOUDT July 26, 1942.  He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1969.

                She lived her entire life in the Kewanna and Rochester area.  A 1930 graduate of Kewanna High School, she attended Ball State University, University of Chicago and the University of Michigan.  She taught English for 40 years at Union Township, Star City and Winamac schoos

                She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, an associate member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Rochester, Kewanna’s Mother’s Club and Bunco Club, and the Retired Teachers Association in Pulaski and Fulton counties

                Surviving are two daughters, Jane AREND, Wheatfield and Mary FISHER, Rochester; one son, Bill A. STOUDT, Pendleton; four grandchildren, Kathy and Matthew FISHER and Molly and Susan STOUDT; four nieces and nephews, Tom, Dan, and Jim OVERMYER and Sue STEWART.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, Ralph ELSTON, and one sister, Ruth OVERMYER

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Denise DAVAULT and David HOGSETT officiating  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m Thursday and one hour before services at Harrison-Metzger Funera Homes, Inc., in Kewanna.

                Memorials may be left to Fulton County Counsel on Aging or the Kewanna United Methodist Church.


Thursday, February 15, 1996

 

Carl F. Borders

Oct. 16, 1915 - Feb. 14, 1996

                Carl Franklin BORDERS, 80, 10521 W. 75 North, Etna Green, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.

                He was born in Greenfield to James and Nellie HOWRY BORDERS.  He married Virginia BUTCHER Oct. 3, 1934.  She survive

                He lived in the area since coming to Indiana from Illinois in 1952.  He was the groundskeeper for the Wawasee Golf Course in Syracuse for 30 years.  He was a member of the Full Gospel Assemby Church in Warsaw, and the 50 Golf Club.

                Surviving are three daughters, Lois ROBERTS, Santa Rosa, Calif, Neva SEXTON, North Webster, and Avanel BORDERS, Pierceton; one son, George BORDERS, Crawfordsville; nine grandchidren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and six brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Richard TRACY officiating.  Burial will be graveside services at 2 p.m.  Saturday at Parks Cemetery in Greenfied.  Friends may call between 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Friday, February 16, 1996

 

Nellie Mosher

Dec. 9, 1927 - Feb. 15, 1996

                Nellie (STERK) MOSHER, 68, 9467 East 100 North, Akron, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Chicago, Ill., to Cornelius and Winnie KELDERHOUSE STERK.  On May 13, 1952, in Chicago, Ill., she married Gaylord MOSHER, who survives  She was a factory worker and had worked at Bay State, North Manchester.

                Surviving with her husband are six sisters, Mrs. Paul (Bernice) BROWN, Nancy STERK and Mrs. Norman (Connie) MOORE, all of Akron; Mrs. Cornelius (Carrie) KOSTER and Mrs. Nelson (Margaret) TRUMP, both of South Holland, Ill.; and Mrs. Donald (Wilma) BELSON, Brookfield, Il.; five brothers, Herman and wife Eloyce STERK, Claypool; Charles and wife Margaret STERK and Bert ad wife Theresa STERK, both oif Akron; Robert and wife Sharon STERK, Macon, Ga.; and Lee and wife Leta STERK, Rochester; and one sister-in-law, Lauraine STERK, Akron.  Preceding in death was one brother, John STERK.

                Services will be at 1 p.m Sunday at Hartzler Funera Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Mark BERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m and 6 to 8 p.m Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church Building Fund

 

Saturday, February 17, 1996

 

[no obits]


Monday, February 19, 1996

 

Dorothy M. Ihnen

June 4, 1929 - Feb. 16, 1996

                Dorothy M. IHNEN, 66, 609 Crestview Drive, North Manchester, died at 7:45 p.m Friday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                She was born in Anniston, Ala, to Mr. and Mrs. ALEXANDER.  On Sept. 2, 1945, she married Walter E IHNEN, who survives  She had worked at RBM and Heckman Bindery, North Manchester  She and her husvband had managed the Root Beer Barrel in North Manchester from 1968-69.  She was a member of Disko United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Susan) DOCKTER, North Manchester; and Mrs. Sam (Linda) RIGGLE, Warsaw; two sons, Richard . IHNEN, North Manchester; and Brian J. IHNEN, Orlando, Fla; one step-son, Larry IHNEN, North Manchester; nine grandchidren; and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers and one sister.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Tuesday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Bruce HOSTETLER officiating.  Burial will be in the South Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash County.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m today.  Memorials may be made to the Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare.

 

Terry L. Mahler

Oct. 17, 1944 - Feb 16, 1996

                Terry L. MAHLER, 51, 6674 North 1000 West, Culver, died at 11:15 p.m Friday at his residence.

                He was born in Rochester to Elmer and Ida SMITH MAHLER.  He was a laundry technician at The Culver Academies and had resided in Culver for 15 years, having come from Delong.  He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, attended the Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church and was a member of Collins-Tasch American Legion Post No. 399.

                Surviving are two sons, Scott E. and Jeremy R. MAHLER, both of Homedale, Idaho; two grandchildren; four isters, Bonnie SMITH and Bessie KERNS, both of Logansport; Katherine JONES, Winamac; and Donna SHILEY, Caldwell, Idaho; and one brother, Kenneth MAHLER, Ora.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, with the Rev. P. Michael DIXON officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m today at the funeral home.  Veteran rites will be conducted at graveside.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.


Dot G. Smith

Dec. 24, 1904 - Feb. 18, 1996

                Dot G. SMITH, 91, former resident on Barrett Road, Lake Manitou, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Rochester Health Care Center, where she had resided since May 8, 1987.

                She was born in Kokomo to Earl and Maude LOWLETT SALLEE.  On March 11, 1926, in Kokomo, she married Victor L. SMITH, who died on Dec. 18, 1960.  She had been a resident of Rocheser for many years, having come from Lake Bruce, and prior to that, Kokomo.  She was a bookkeeper and office manager for the late Dr. D.K. STINSON for many years.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 70, both of Rochester; and the Kewanna Mothers Club.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Carol) OLMSTEAD, Wabash; two grandchildren, Beth OLMSTEAD, Philadelphia, Pa.; ad David OLMSTEAD, Greencastle; and one great-grandson, Joe OLMSTEAD, Greencastle.  Preceding in death was one brother, Frank SALLEE.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before services.

 

Tuesday, February 20, 1996

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, February 21, 1996

 

Dora L. Chism Smoker

May 29, 1920 - Feb. 19, 1996

                Dora Louise CHISM SMOKER, 75, 478 Ferry St., Wabash, died at 1:04 a.m. Monday at Wabash County Hospital.

                She was born in Greenburg to Sherman F. and Etta Mae MARTIN LANE.  On April 20, 1938, she married Kelsie H. CHISM, who died on Dec. 29, 1971.  On Nov. 26, 1975, she married Ernest SMOKER, who survives.  She was an employee at Wabash County Hospital, retiring in May 1985.  She was a member of the Santa Fe United Methodist Church and also attended Wabash First Brethren Church.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Nancy HOLLER, Denver; two sons, Sherman and Dale CHISM, both of Peru; eight step-children, Ernest SMOKER Jr., and Edward SMOKER, both of Rochester; Richard SMOKER, Lawreceburg, Shelby BREECE, Warsaw, Phyllis Ann SMITH, Terry SMOKER and Dennis SMOKER, all of Ocala, Fla.; and James SMOKER, Tacoma, Wash.; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and fifteen step-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Mary Etta JEWELL, who died in 1993; two brothers, Louis and Bill LANE; and one sister, Ruth DONICA.

                Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home, Amboy, with the Revs. Thomas DAUGHERTY and Ron SIDERS officiating.  Burial was in the Park Lawn Cemetery.


Thhursday, February 22, 1996

 

Leroy D. Graves

March 12, 1912 - Feb. 21, 1996

                Leroy D. GRAVES, 83, 19681 Brick Road, South Bend, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born in Kokomo.  On Sept. 16, 1934; he married Opal MILLER, who survives.  Professor Graves received his M.S. degree from Purdue University in 1941 and was a member of the Civil Egineerig faculty at the University of Notre Dame for 31 years.  He was a founding partner of Shilts, Graves and Associates, Inc., an engieering consulting firm in South Bend.  He was a member of the St Joseph Valley Chapter of the Indiana Society of Professioal Engineers, the American Society of Civil Enginers, the American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Chi Epsilon and the Methodist Church.

                He was honored in 1981 as the Outstanding Engineer of the Indiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engieers and as the Engineer of the Year by the St. Joseph Valley Chapter of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

                Survivig with his wife are one daughter, LeeAnn COSPER, Leiden, Netherlands; one son, Terry GRAVES, Redlands, Calif.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Lillian CUNNINGHAM, Rochester.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Welsheiemer Funeral Home, South Bend.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Mabel K. Heckathorn

Jan. 28, 1910 - Feb. 22, 1996

                Mabel K. HECKATHORN, 86, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 3:08 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

                She was born in Miami County to Edward and Rose WOLF BLACK.  On June 19, 1930, in Mexico, she married Joe D. HECKATHORN, who died on May 15, 1993.  She was a clerk at Culter Hardware, Peru, for many years before retiring in 1984.  She was a member of the Peru First Brethren Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Judy DRISCOLL, Peru; one son, Don HECKATHORN, Denver; one brother, Paul E. BLACK, Anderson; two sisters, Ruby WILLIAMS, New Waverly; and Ruth MICHAEL, Wabash; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were her parents, two great-grandchidren; two sisters, Edna FERGUSON and Carrie SHARP; and three brothers, Bob BLACK, Art BLACK and Howard BLACK.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jim NAFF officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m Friday at the funeral home.


Leona Riddley McConnell

April 11, 1931 - Feb. 20, 1996

                Leona RIDDLEY McCONNELL, 64, 2766 N. Knoll Drive, Macy, died at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., to Robert and Artie MERIDITH HUTTON.  She married Ray A. RIDDLEY, who died on Sept. 21, 1986.  She later married Leionell McCONNELL, who survives  She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, South Chicago Heights, Ill., and a graduate of Purdue University, Calumet Campus.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Gale) HARPER, Macy; one son, the Rev. Al and wife Karen RIDDLEY, Chatham, Ill; and five grandchidren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Smits Funeral Home, Steger Memorial Chapel, Steger, Ill., with the Rev. Gary HARNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Ill.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

                Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the local arrangements.

 

Larry A. Miller

Oct. 13, 1946 - Feb. 21, 1996

                Larry Alan MILLER, 49, 1501 Lake Ave., Plymouth, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday at his resdence.

                He was born in Fulton County to Charles Damon and Doris Mae TROUTMAN MILLER.  He was a Plymouth resident since 1975, having come from Argos.  He was the activity director of Social Service for 10 years for the Marshall County Shade Rest Home, providing therapeutic recreation.

                He was a 1964 graduate of North White High School, Monon, and received his Nursing Home Administrator’s license through Indiana University and a Social Service license through Ball State Universty.  He attended the First United Church of Christ, Plymouth, and was a member of the Richland Center Odd Fellows Lodge No. 435, charter member of Indiana Activity Directors Association, Plymouth Single Dimensions, Board of Directors of the Marshall County Neighorhood Center, Marshall County Blueberry Festival Committee, past president of Marshall County Social Service Council, past state vice president of Indiana Rural Youth and officer in the District and County Rural Youth.

                Surviving are his father, C. Damon MILLER, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Carol A.) BIBLER and Mrs. Gary (Barbara J.) HITTLE, both of Argos; three aunts, Mrs. Alfred (Ruth) TAYLOR, Winamac; Mrs. Norman (Lois) HANSEN, Prescott, Ariz.; and Mrs. Jerome (June) MILLER, Rochester; two uncles, Ivan TROUTMAN, Rochester; and Charles TROUTMAN, Lutherville, Md.; ten cousins; and companion and confidant, Peggy VanMETER, Leiters Ford.  Preceding in death were his mother, Doris M. MILLER, who died on Sept. 8, 1992; maternal grandparents, Perry and Ethel A. TROUTMAN; and pateral grandparents, Charles and Naomi MILLER

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at First United Church of Christ, Plymouth, with the Rev. Ronald LIECHTY officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m Friday, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church fellowship hall.  Odd Fellows Richland Center Lodge No. 435 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Neighborhood Center and Hospice of Marshall County.

                Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, are handling the arrangements.


Friday, February 23, 1996

 

F. Irene Landis Robbins

Dec. 11, 1911 - Feb. 22, 1996

                F. Irene LANDIS ROBBINS, 84, 300 E Fourth St., Waterhaven Apartments, died at 12:12 p.m Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Montezuma to Mr. and Mrs. Frank SMOKER  On Oct. 10, 1987, in Wabash, she married George C. ROBBINS, who died on Oct. 25, 1989.  She was a homemaker and a memer of Fulton County Senior Citizens.

                Surviving are three sons, Lewis and wife Kathleen LANDIS, Fort Worth, Texas; Earl Eugene and wife Marie LANDIS, Grand Bay, Ala; and Thomas L. and wife Gayle LANDIS, Rochester; three grandchildren, Richard and wife Diane LANDIS, Mrs. Dan (Colleen) DIVELY and Larry and wife Greta LANDIS; and six great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rocheser, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from               5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Council on Aging.

 

Saturday, February 24, 1996

 

Naomi I. Flora

May 31, 1915 - Feb. 23, 1996

                Naomi Irene FLORA, 80, Mexico, died at 11 a.m. Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indiandpolis

                She was born in Fulton County to Hubert Thomas and Mary M. KINZIE RUNKLE.  On January 4, 1936, in Howard County, she married Harold J. FLORA, who survives. She was a homemaker and member of the Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Joyce Ellen STONER, Brookville, Ohio, and Carla Jean SHELL, Peru; one son, Ronald H. [FLORA], Peru; eight grandchildren; eight step-grandchldren; six great-grandchildren; twenty step-great-grandchildren; eight step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Herma CONRAD, Logansport, and Norma PUGH, Peru; and five brothers, Charles [RUNKLE], Macy; Joseph [RUNKLE], Inverness, Fla.; Kenneth [RUNKLE], Macy; Hubert [RUNKLE], Fort Wayne, and Don [RUNKLE], Angola.  Preceding in death were her parents, two sisters, Virginia BRADEN and Maridean RUNKLE, and one brother, John RUNKLE.

                Services will be Monday at the Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church with the home brethren officiating  Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, U.S. 31 and Indiana 16, Denver.


Monday, February 26, 1996

 

Walter N. Collins

March 15, 1922 - Feb. 25, 1996

                Walter N. “Sparky” COLLINS, 73, Nyona Lake, died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday at his daughter’s Logansport residence.

                He was born in Logansport to Theodore W. and Pearl E. KIESLING COLLINS.  On April 14, 1946, in Logansport, he married Barbara Jean CROCKETT, who died on Feb. 23, 1988.  He was a 1946 graduate of Logansport High School and served in the U.S. Army from during World War II.  He joined the Indiana National Guard i946 and retired in 1966 as a master sergeant.  He retired from Rockwell International in 1986, after working 36 years as a coiler.

                He grew up in Logansport and was a former member of the Wheatland Aveue United Methodist Church.  He moved to Nyona Lake in 1974 and joined the Macy United Methodist Church.  He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Retired & Enlisted Association.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 60, Macy Masonic Lodge, Macy Chapter 124 Order of the Eastern Star, Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite and Fort Wayne Shrine Club.

                Mr. Collins joined the Wheatland Avenue Church Cub Scout Pack No 3204 in 1931. He spent the next 65 years as an active member and leader in the Boy Scouts of America.  His accomplishments included: 1939 Eagle Award, organizing Cub Scout Pack 2203, Boy Scout Troop No. 12, served as Scout Master of Troop No. 492, Post Explorer Advisor Post 2233, and Charter Unit Representative to Cub Scout Pack No 3215.  He received numerous awards for meritous service including: the District Award of Merit, Quartermaster Sea Scout, Sea Scout Long Cruise Award; Gold Braid, Skippers Key Award, Scoutmaster’s Key Award, Arrowhead Award, Commissioner’s Key Award, Distinguished Commissioner’s Award, Woodbadge Award, Cub Scouters Award and the Silver Beaver Award.  He was a member of the Order of the Arrow.  In 1995, he became the first living recipient of the James E. West Fellowship Award.

                He had served in several capacities in scout camps throughout the area, including Camp Buffalo, Camp Wildwood, Council Camp and Cub Scout Day Camp.  In 1964 he received an award from the American Red Cross for 23 years of service as water safety insructor.  He served as chairman of the Water Safety and Disaster Committees as well as the American Red Cross Board of Directors for the Department of Natural Resources.

                Surviving are three daughters, Catherine COLLINS and Sharon L. CROUSSORE, both of Logansport; and Dr. Lucinda K. WRIGHT, Kokomo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport.  Burial with military honors will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Sagamore Council of the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 865, Kokomo, IN 46903.


 Carol F Hatfield

May 9, 1943 - Feb. 24, 1996

                Carol F. HATFIELD, 52, 610 N. Spring St., Wabash, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born in Wabash to Earl R. and Anna M. TRODER LAMBERT.  On June 24, 1962, she married Thomas E. HATFIELD, who survives.  She was a homemaker, a member of Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, and also attended the Christian Fellowship Church, North Manchester.  She was a member of the Bells & Beaus Square Dance Club and a 1961 graduate of Laketon High School.

                Surviving with her husband are two sons, Timothy R. HATFIELD, Rockford, Ill; and Thomas R. HATFIELD, Wabash; four grandchildren; four step-grandchldren; and one brother, Paul R. LAMBERT, Liberty Mills.

                Services will be at 1 p.m Tuesday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Revs. Lawrence SEE and J.P. FREEMAN officiating.  Burial will be private.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and two hours prior to the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.  Memorials may be made to the Liver Disease Research Foundation.

 

James R. McCord

Oct. 15, 1909 - Feb. 24, 1996

                James R. McCORD, 86, 18935 North 600 West, Elwood, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born in Jasper County to John W and Etta McCOY McCORD.  On Oct. 20, 1934, in Malita, Ohio, he married Treva M. LATTA, who died on March 14, 1988  He was a former member of Nyona Lake and was active in the Macy community.  He had retired from the N&W Railroad section crew and attended the Rigdon United Methodist Church.  He was past master of Grant Lodge No.637, Swayzee; and a member and past patron of the Swayzee Chapter No. 345 Order of the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are one son, Xen Lee and wife Debbie McCORD, Elwood; three grandchildren, Jason ad wife Patricia McCORD and Jeremy McCORD, both of Rigdon; and Angela McCORD, Elwood; one great-grandson, Matthew McCORD, Rigdon; and his step-mother-in-law, Nellie LATTA, Napoleon, Ohio.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Swayzee United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim NICKLES officiating.  Burial will be in the Thrailkill Cemetery, Swayzee.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m Tuesday at the church.  A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

                McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is handling the arrangements.


Edward Pfledderer

Aug. 24, 1905 - Feb. 25, 1996

                Edward PFLEDDERER, 90, 4508 West and 100 South, Kewanna, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday at Rochester Life Care Center, where he had resided for the past six weeks.

                He was born in Cisney Park, Ill., to Adam and Caroline REMM PFLEDDERER.  In 1933, he married Orpha L. PRATT, who preceded him in death.  On Jan.20, 1965, he married Bertha BEAIRD, who died on Dec. 7, 1987.  He had been a resident of Kewanna since 1960, having come from LaCrosse.  He retired from farming in 1984 and attended the First Church of God, Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Garland (Barbara) WILSON, Kewaa; and Mrs. Betty BRADY, Athens; three sons, Kenneth and wife Karen PFLEDDERER, LaCrosse; Jerry and wife Nancy PFLEDDERER, Wnatah; and Jack and wife Reba PFLEDDERER, Rochester; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Marie MERVINE, Kouts; Lizzie PFLEDDERER, Francesville; and Mrs. John (Lydia) HORAK, Valparaiso.  Mr. Pfledderer was one of a family of 18 children.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at he First Church of God, Rochester, with the Revs. Samuel BENNETT and Leonard JACKSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

 

Betty M. Starkey

Sept. 18, 1925 - Feb. 25, 1996

                Betty Marcelle STARKEY, 70, Rt. 4, Peru, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born in South Bend to Adelbert and Jessie FUNK ALWINE.  On July 17, 1943, she married H. Gene STARKEY, who survives  She was a retired cook, homemaker and mother.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Peru, member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 2067, member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Home Economics Club and Miami County 4-H Fair Board.

                Surviving with her husband are three sons, David and Dean STARKEY, both of Peru; and Danny STARKEY, Rochester; three daughers, Sandra WARD, Mexico; Shirley CLARK, O’Fallon, Ill.; and Sherri JOHNSON, Peru; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Marvin ALWINE, Fort Wayne; Jim ALWINE, Edwrdsvile, Ill.; and John ALWINE, Buxton, N.C.; and three sisters, Mary ALWINE, Fort Wayne; Donna ALWINE, South Bend; and Marilyn MATHIAS, Fancy Gap, Va.  Preceding in death was one grandchid and one brother, Bob ALWINE.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Dean FAGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be ade to the American Cancer Society.


Tuesday, February 27, 1996

 

Gertrude A. Hermann Mundt

March 14, 1912 - Feb. 26, 1996

                Gertrude A. HERMANN MUNDT, 83, 414 Sweetgum Road, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester, where she had resided since November, 1994.

                She was born in Muskegon, Mich., to John and Anna MONSMA GREENDYKE.  On Nov. 10, 1934, in LaPorte, she married Fred R. HERMANN, who died on July 12, 1980.  On Aug. 24, 1987, in Winamac, she married Bernard MUNDT Sr., who died on Oct.19, 1991.  She had lived in the Rocheser area since 1948, having come from Muskegon, Mich  She was a salesperson for the former Wiles Department Store and a member of Liberty Baptist Church, both of Rochester.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Diane) BATHRICK, Muskegon, Mich; Mrs. Robert (Sandra) CARPENTER, Jackson, Mich; Mrs. Jerry (Marcia) BEHRENS, Des Moines, Iowa; and Mrs. Larry (Kristine) MUELLER, Rochester; four sons, Frad Robert and Anne HERMANN, Milford, Del.; Jerrold W. and Donna HERMANN, Rochester, Rochester; Dr Bruce D. and Dianne HERMANN, Winaac; and Brad and Kaye HERMANN, Macy; two step-daughters, Mrs. Frank (Karen) McCULLY, Florida; and Mrs. Richard (Teryl) WEISNER, Sturgeon Bay, Wis; four step-sons, Bernard MUNDT Jr., Havre de Grace, Md.; Michel and Kurt MUNDT, both of Muskegon, Mich.; and Marc MUNDT, Buffalo Grove, Ill; twenty-three grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one sister, Catherine MUNDT; and two brothers, Jim and John GREENDYKE.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Martin MASITTO officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 1996

 

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Thursday, February 29, 1996

 

Joe Fisher

May 18, 1943 - Feb. 28, 1996

                Joe FISHER, 52, 7909 North Tippecanoe Shores, Tippecanoe, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Plymouth to Bill and Lottie HARMON FISHER  He had spent his entire lfe in the Tippecanoe community, and was divorced.  He was in the logging business

                Surviving are one daughter, Tammy HERROLD, West Virginia; one grandson, Bryan HERROLD, West Virginia; his mother, Lottie SANNER, Bourbon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Arrangements are pendig at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


James W. Sayger

Jan 27, 1906 - Feb. 28, 1996

                James W. “Bill” SAYGER, 90, 433 E 18th St., died at 8:10 p.m Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Athens to Charles P. and Ida May ZELLERS SAYGER  On Dec. 14, 1937, in Hammond, he married Lenora L. HEETER, who survives.  He was formerly employed at Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co, Indiana Harbor, and was a bartender at Main Street Tavern, Rochester

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy LITTLETON, Culver; and Mrs. Ben (Sandra) AULT, Rochester; two sons, David L. [SAYGER], Rochester; and Jim L. [SAYGER], Bonita Springs, Fla.; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary SULLIVAN, Athens; and one brother, Robert [SAYGER], San Antonio, Texas.  Preceding in death were one son, William E [SAYGER], who died on Sept 11, 1972; two brothers; and one sister.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jeff TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call from 11 a.m through the hour of services Saturay at the funeral home.

 

Friday, March 1, 1996 to Saturday, March 2, 1996

 

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Monday, March 4, 1996

 

Arthur E. Quier

Aug. 22, 1936 - March 3, 1996

                Arthur Eugene QUIER, 59, 600 W. Ninth St, Rochester, died a 1:30 a.m. Suday at his residence.

                He was born in Mentoe to Elmer O. and Cleora E. DILLMAN QUIER.  He lived in Rocheser for the past 10 years.  He was an U.S. Army Veteran.

                Surviving are his step-mother, Martha NICKERSON, Claypool; compaion Beverly BROWN and her daughrters Rachel, Martha and Melanie ZIEGER, all of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Norman (Edna) BUSZ, Pierceton; Mrs. Richard (Esther) SMITH, Rochester; Mrs. Doug (Mary) CASTLE, Kenton, Ohio; and Linda COMBS, Jackson, Ky.; two brothers, Walter and Betty QUIER, Peru; and Donald and Pat QUIER, Rochester; and one step-brother, Benny STETSON, Pine Island, Minn

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery, where military rites are to be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester American Legion.


Maria Weber

Jan. 7, 1912 - March 3, 1996

                Maria WEBER, 84, 2907 Barrett Road, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn HospitaL.

                She was born in Tschippendorf, Romania, to Michael and Barbara THEILL OHLER.  On Nov.13, 1929 in Tschippendorf, she married George WEBER, who died Oct. 1, 1976

                She came to the United States from Romania in 1952.  She moved to Fulton County in 1970.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.

                Surviving are two sons, Michael and Janet WEBER, Rochester, and George and Earline WEBER, Liberty, Texas; eight gradchdren; nineteen great-gradchildren; four sisters, Katharine PRALL, Germany; Barbara WEBER, Austria; Mrs. Hermi FISH, Yakima, Wash. and one brother, Michael OHLER, Wenatchee, Wash.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at the Rochester Church of Christ with the Rev. Jim DILLINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services at Zimmerman Famly Funeral Home.

 

Verlie J. VanLue

Oct. 25, 1924 - March 2, 1996

                Verlie Jean VanLUE, formerly of 109 Ohio St., died Saturday 10L15 a.m. at Lifecare Center.

                She was born n Prestonsburg, Ky., to Green and Ulah TUSSEY BRADLEY.  On July 15, 1944 in Rensselaer she married Robert D. VanLUE, who died Dec. 19, 1981.

                Surviving are one [step]-daughter; Mrs. Roy (Phyllis) NORMAN, Rochester; [two] sons, Robert ad Larry [VanLUE] of Rochester; [step-son] Jerry BLANCHARD, Rochester; [her mother Ulah BRADLEY, Liberty Mills]; three sisters, Gladys PFLEDDERRER, Liberty Mills, [Mrs. Richard] Barbara MILLER, Winona Lake, [Mrs. Roger] Sandra GROSSNICKLE, North Manchester; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren.  [Preceding in death were one sister, Geraldine BRADLEY]; and three brothers, Lonnie, Oscar and Billy BRADLEY.

                Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today at the Mt Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Larry PYEATT officiatng  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Stephnie Jo Reffitt

March 24, 1981 - March 1, 1996

                Stephnie Jo REFFITT, 14, 8793 S 125 East, Rochester, died at 11 p.m Friday at the scene of an accident on Indana 25 north of Fulton.

                She was born in Peru to Marcus J. and Connie J. (GUNTER) REFFITT.

                She was an eghth grade student at Caston Junior High School and attended Antioch Baptist Church.  She was a member of the 4-H Horse and Pony Club and the Caston Junior High School golf team.

                Surviving with her parents are two sisters, Elizabeth Ann REFFITT and Elaina Jean REFFITT, both of Rochester; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Janet GUNTER, Argos; paternal grandparents, Harold and Biddie Jean REFFITT, Rochester paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy REFFITT, Macy, and aunts and uncles.

                Services will be at 11 a.m Tuesday at Zimerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Bryan CLEMANS officiating  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m Monday and after 9 a.m Tuesday at the funeral home.


Betty Jo Leedy

Feb. 17, 1944 - March 3, 1996

                Betty Jo (HAUSER) LEEDY, 52, Deedsville, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday at her mother’s residece, 502 East Rochester St., Akron.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                She was born in Lubbock, Texas, to Charles Edward and Lois MILLER HAUSER.  On Aug. 12, 1967 in Macy she married Richard E. LEEDY who survives.  She was a homemaker and employee of Hart, Schaffner and Marx Corp. where she was a die cutter and surger.  She lived in the Deedsville community for 29 years.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Amy Jo and Jamie Jo [LEEDY], and two sons, Mark E. and Daryl K. [LEEDY], all of Deedsville; her mother, Lois R. HAUSER, Akron; one sister, Sue McGUIRE, Indianapolis, and one niece, Lynelle McGUIRE, Miami, Fla.  Preceding in death was her father, Charles, who died Jan. 27, 1992.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after     9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorias may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

 

Tuesday, March 5, 1996

 

Wade L. Holloway

Aug. 19, 1920 - March 4, 1996

                Wade L. HOLLOWAY, 75, 202 S Maple St., Akron, died at 9:35 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in New Paris to Fred and Vera STAHLY HOLLOWAY.  On Nov. 23, 1941, in Akron, he married Velma I. DAVIS, who survives.  He was a Mobil Oil distributor for over 35 years and drove a school bus for Tippecanoe Valley Schools for several years.  He was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren and the Rochester Masonic Lodge, formerly known as the Akron Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) JONES, Silver Lake; and Mrs. Jeffrey (Debra) TURNER, Warsaw; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Arlene) GEARHART and Mrs. Norman (Rozella) TINKEY, both of Akron; and Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) RYMAN, Warsaw; one brother, Carlyle and wife Wilma HOLLOWAY, Akron; and one foster-brother, Terry and wife Maureen WEED, Ft. Lauderdale.  Preceding in death was one sister, Betty MEREDITH.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Thursday at the Akron Church of the Brethren, with the Revs. John MISHLER, Olden MITCHELL and Richard KNARR officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Church of the Brethren or Heart Association.


Paul Backus

June 4, 1906 - March 4, 1996

                Paul BACKUS, 89, forerly of Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

                He was born in Madison to John and Virginia STOCKDALE BACKUS.  On April 5, 1930, in Hanover, he married Velma M. KERN, who died on Nov. 18, 1990.  He was the former owner of the Times Theatre, Rochester, and was a member of the Indiana-Kentucky Baptist Church, Madison.

                Surviving are one son, James BACKUS, Wabash; two grandsons, Steven BACKUS, Akron; and Daniel BACKUS, Mentone; and eight great-gradchildren.  Preceding in death were two grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  There will be a private family visitation at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wavelene Hoppes

Dec. 31, 1906 - March 3, 1996

                Wavelene HOPPES, 89, formerly of 436 S. Broadway, Peru, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

                She was born in Redkey to Charles and Herma COONS RANTZ.  On May 1, 1926, she married R. Clyde HOPPES, who died June 16, 1974.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Peru Grace Brethren Church, Dukes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Peru Garden Club, Women’s Missionary Fellowship of Grace Brethren Church, Peru, and the Anachronian Club.

                Surviving are one son, Robert HOPPES, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Dale (Mary Jo) THOMAS, Lockport, Ill.; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) THOMAS, Salina, Kan.; Mrs. Earl (Joyce) GLASSBURN, Kokomo; nine grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one brother and one grandson.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Peru Grace Brethren Church, with the Rev. Gerald KELLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, and one hour before the service on Thursday at the church.

 

Judy Kay Rater

Jan. 1, 1939 - March 3, 1996

                Judy Kay RATER, 57, Rt. 3, Box 130, Winamac, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis. She was born in Lake Bruce to Lawrence H. and Ethel Mae COPELAND HETTINGER.  On June 4, 1960, in Winamac, she married Carl R. RATER, who survives.  She had resided in Winamac all of her life and was a 1957 graduate of Winamac High School.  She was a homemaker and former telephone operator with United Telephone Co.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Louise WRIGHT, Belleville, Ill.; Donna Sue WALKER, Rensselaer; Carla Lynn ROBINSON, Medaryville; and Becky Jo GOOD, Winamac; two sons, Carl Dewayne RATER, Buckeye, Ariz.; and Jeffery Dean RATER, Medaryville; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry HETTINGER, Terre Haute.  Preceding in death were one grandson, one great-grandson, and a brother, Tommy HETTINGER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Carl LENDERMON officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamace Cemetery.  Friends may call from    2-5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m today and after 8 a.m. Wedesday at the funeral home.


Timothy F. O’Neill

Sept. 23, 1936 - Feb. 25, 1996

                Word was received that Timothy Francis O’NEILL, 59, died Feb. 25, in Sarasota, Fla.

                He was born in Hartford, Conn.  He was raised Catholic and became a Baptist when he married his wife Glenda in 1958.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and had lived in Texas, New York, California, Oregon, Indiana and Florida.

                Mr. O’Neill lived in Rochester from 1969 through 1973.  He was the assistant plant manager at the Torin Plant, having transferred to Rochester in 1969 from their facility in Torrington, Conn.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, active in the bowling league, and coach of his son’s Little League team, the Lions.  In Sarasota, Fla., he continued his career in the manufacturing industry and then became a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.

                He is survived by his wife, Glenda [O’NEILL]; his mother, Edith TAYLOR, Bristol, Conn.; one daughter, Shirlynn HUDSPETH, Valdosta, Ga.; two sons, Timothy [O’NEILL] III, Sarasota, Fla.; and Benjamin [O’NEILL], North Port, Fla.; three sisters, Gertrude WOODS, Bristol, Conn., Mary Jane CAGUE, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Ann MARTIN, Salters, S.C.

                Visitation was at the Robart’s Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla., and the funeral service was Feb. 28 at Bee Ridge Baptist Church, Sarasota, Fla.  Burial was in the Palms Memorial Park, Sarsota, Fla.

                Correspondence to the family can be addressed to: 2722 Jamaico Street, Sarasota, FL 34231.

 

Wednesday, March 6, 1996

 

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Thursday, March 7, 1996

 

Margaret R. McSwain

May 19, 1912 - March 6, 1996

                Margaret R. McSWAIN, 83, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

                She was born in South Carolina to James G. and Katharine EDWARDS ROGERS.  On Aug. 23, 1936, in Latta, S.C., she married George Robert McSWAIN, who died in July, 1951.  Formerly of Lexington, S.C., she was a school teacher in South Carolina for over 30 years.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Dot LYNN, Rochester; and two grandsons, Craven LYNN, Fort Wayne; and Bob LYNN, Bloomington.  Preceding in death were one son, George Robert McSWAIN Jr., who died in 1976; and two sisters, Dorothy LEMMON and Katharine REICH.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Sunday at Lexington United Methodist Church, Lexington, S.C., with the Rev. John ROPP officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.


J. Walter Smythe

April 5, 1924 - March 5, 1996

                J. Walter SMYTHE, 71, 5662 W. Second St., (Palestine) Mentone, died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

                He was born in Warsaw to Harold Asa and Josie Helen HEROD SMYTHE.  On Aug. 20, 1942, he married Darlene Irene FINTON, who died on Feb. 21, 1993.  He was a lifetime area resident and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He had worked at Orthopedic Equipment, Bourbon.  He retired from DePuy, Warsaw, in 1989.  He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1423, American Legion Post 49 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1126, all of Warsaw.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Linda) WOLFE, Palestine; and Mrs. Jeff (Connie) RUSSELL, Topeka, Kan.; two sons, Daniel and wife Niki SMYTHE, Monticello, Ark.; and Rodney and wife Paula SMYTHE, Palestine; one sister, Betty UTTER, Rochester; one brother, Harry and wife Buthene SMYTHE, Mentone; and seven grandchildren; three great-gradchildren.  Preceding in death were five brothers, Leon, Kenneth, Harold Jr., Robert and Gene Earl [SMYTHE].

                Services will be at 1 p.m Friday at King Memoria Home, Mentone.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Joseph A. Williams

March 10, 1908 - March 6, 1996

                Joseph A. WILLIAMS, 87, 438 East 750 South, Rochester, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Life Care Center of Rochester.

                He was born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Willard and May WHYBREW WILLIAMS.  On Jan. 21, 1933, in Rochester, he married Anna L. BALDWIN, who died on Sept. 23, 1988.  He was a retired farmer and livestock hauler.  He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, 50-year member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine and 50-year member of the Fulton Fire Department.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Shirley) BROWN, Rochester; one son, Don D. and wife Carrie WILLIAMS, Rochester; four grandchildren, Mike WILLIAMS, Laguna, Calif.; Perry BROWN, Rochester; Kip WILLIAMS, Wheatfield; and Pat BROWN, Ossian; and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Chester [WILLIAMS], who died on Oct. 12, 1994, and Clarence [WILLIAMS], who died in 1933.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerma Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church or to the charity of one’s choice.


Rose M. Clay

March 4, 1895 - March 7, 1996

                Rose M. CLAY, 101, formerly of 719 Madison St., died at 1 a.m today at Life Care Center of Rochester.

                She was born in Logansport to Peter and Emily THOMA WASOSKI.  In July, 1916, at South Bend, she married Edgar CLAY, who died in July, 1967.  She was a retired employee of the former Karn Coffee Shop, Rochester, and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Survivors are one daughter, Marjorie NIXON, Rochester; one son, Herbert W. CLAY Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; fourteen great-gradchildren; and six great-great-grandchldren  Preceding in death were one great-grandson, Patrick WALTERS; five brothers and three sisters.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with the Rev. Donald BRENNEMAN officiating.  There will be no visitation.

                Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Vernon Sullivan

Oct. 27, 1923 - March 7, 1996

                Vernon “Jay” SULIVAN, 72, Twelve Mile, died at 3:20 a.m today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in Twelve Mile to Milo and Cora D BLACK SULLIVAN.  On Jan. 2, 1948, in Logansport, he married Mabel L CRILL, who survives.  He retired as a Conrail conductor on June 17, 1983, after 33 years.  He was a member of the Corinth Brethren Church, American Legion Post No. 60, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3790, Logansport Eagles Lodge No. 323, and the United Transportation Union.  He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Mike  and wife Shelia RUNKLE, Bahama, N.C.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Marion M. SULLIVAN, Wilton, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Donald RUHL officiatig.  Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Graveside full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Logansport, and the Walton American Legion.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Friday, March 8, 1996

 

Carol E. Tendziegloski

Jan. 16, 1952 - March 7, 1996

                Carol E. TEDZIEGLOSKI, 44, 3444 Second Ave., Detroit, Mich., died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

                She was born in Garden City, Mich., to Lynden and Barbara GRANCE SWANSON.  In 1977, she married John TENDZIEGLOSKI, who survives in Silver Lake.  She had been a resident of Detroit, Mich., the past 11 years, having come from Warsaw.  She was a waitress.

                Surviving are a companion, Darrell DEATON, Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Judy SWANSON, Rochester; two grandsons, David and Kyle SWANSON, Rochester; her mother, Barbara SWANSON, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Edwin (Barbara) REEVES, Pierceton; and one brother, Lynden and wife Terry SWANSON Jr., Akron.  Preceding in death was her father, who died in 1974.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John ZAHN officiatig.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from   4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m through the hour of services Tuesday at the funeral home.  A vigil prayer service will be recited at 5:30 p.m Monday evening at the funeral home.

 

Rena Wright

April 28, 1900 - March 7, 1996

                Rena WRIGHT, 95, formerly of 1025 Madison St., died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Wesley Manor United Methodist Home, Frankfort, where she had resided since 1987.

                She was born near Rochester to William and Amanda SWINEHART WRIGHT.  She lived most of her life in Rochester and many winters in West Palm Beach, Fla.  She was a graduate of DePauw University, and completed work at Purdue and Columbia universities.  She was in charge of the English departmet at Rochester Community Schools for many years, before retiring in 1967.  She also taught German, History and Social Studies.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa Sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution, Rochester Classroom Teachers Association and Indiana State Teachers Association.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. C. David HOGSETT officiatng.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery, near Rochester.  There will be no visitation or viewing.  Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.


Richard F. Riewoldt

Aug. 9, 1917 - March 7, 1996

                Richard F. RIEWOLDT, 78, 7020 East 25 North, Logansport, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in Chicago, Ill., to Richard Eric and Alma LANG RIEWOLDT.  On Sept. 3, 1955, in Logansport, he married Nell JOHNSON, who survives.  He was retired from Delco Electronics as a tool and die maker.  He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post No. 60, Logansport, served in World War II as a scout and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  He was an avid artist and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Charles RIEWOLDT; two daughters, Pat ARONE and Patty Ann JOHNSON; four grandsons, Joel ARONE, Jeremy JOHNSON, and Richard F. and David A. RIEWOLDT; one granddaughter, Jerilyn SMITH; one great-grandson, Nicholas ARONE; and two great-graddaughters, Lizie and Page SMITH.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. William Art MALONEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Full military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 60.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m today at the funeral home.   Memorials may be made to the Veterans Home, Marion.

 

Saturday, March 9, 1996

 

Myron Overmyer

                Myron OVERMYER, 57, 2812 18th B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 8:14 a.m. Friday in the emergency room at Pennock Hospital, Hastings, Mich., following a sudden illness.

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

 

Christina L. Ault

                Christina L. AULT, 23, 1340 Holloway Drive, Plymouth, died at 10:38 a.m. Friday following a traffic accident in Marshall County.

                Arrangements are pending at VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

 

Monday, March 11, 1996

 

Margaret Ashton

                Margaret ASHTON, 84, Life Care Center of Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlaw Hosptal.

                She was a former resident of 300 E. Fourth St.

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


Christina L. Ault

May 13, 1972 - March 8, 1996

                Services will be at 2 pm. Tuesday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, for Christina L. AULT, 23, 1340 Holloway Drive, Plymouth.

                The Rev. Larry FERGUSON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonc Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County.

                Miss Ault died at 10:38 a.m. Friday in an automobile accident at the intersection of 12B and Fir roads.  She was born in Plymouth to John and Malaya “May” CONLEY AULT.  She was a lifetime resident of Plymouth and had worked at United Technologies, Bourbon, for the past six years.  She was a 1990 graduate of Plymouth High School and was active in youth bowling and girl’s softball, both of Plymouth.

                Surviving are her parents, John and Malaya “May” AULT, Plymouth; fiance, Tim MILLER, Plymouth; maternal grandparents, Irvan (step-grandfather) and Patricia JYLAND, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Corriene MECHLING, Tippecanoe; and one sister, Kimberly AULT, Plymouth.  Preceding in death were two grandfathers, Russell CONLEY, Rochester, and Norman “Tiny” AULT, Argos.

 

Robert G. Buck

July 1, 1908 - March 9, 1996

                Robert Gamble BUCK, 87, 2306 County Road 300 East, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Health Care Center.

                He was born in Perrysburg to Lemuel and Maxie GAMBLE BUCK.  On Jan. 21, 1961, in Rochester, he married Ruth F. BARKMAN, who died on Dec. 28, 1991.  He had lived in Rochester since 1973, having come from Gas City, where he had resided for 35 years.  He worked for McLain Trucking Corp., Marion, as a driver for 30 years before retiring in 1973.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

                Survivimg are one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Darlene) VALE, Syracuse; one step-son, Sven and wife Carol BARKMAN, Macy; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen YOUNG, Rochester; and one sister-in-law, Esther BUCK, Rochester.  Preceding in death with his wife and parents were one sister, Ruth BUCK BUTT; two brothers, Cecil and Marion BUCK; one grandson, Doug VALE, who died in 1968; and one niece and two nephews.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Macy Christian Church.


Joe Fisher

May 18, 1943 - Feb. 28, 1996

                Joe FISHER, 52, 7909 North Tippecanoe Shores, Tippecanoe, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Plymouth to Bill and Lottie HARMON FISHER.  He lived his entire life in the Tippecanoe community, was in the loggig business and was divorced.

                Surviving are one daughter, Tammy HERROLD, West Virginia; one grandson, Bryan HERROLD, West Virginia; his mother, Lottie SANNER, Bourbon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding in death were a son, Michael Joseph [FISHER], who died on July 6, 1969; and his father, who died in 1957.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, southeast of Argos, with the Rev. Tony SCHNEIDERS officiating.

                Grossman Funeral Home,Argos, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Myron R. Overmyer

June 28, 1938 - March 8, 1996

                Services were at 10 a.m. today at Tippecanoe Community Church, Tippecanoe, for Myron R. OVERMYER, 57, 2812 18B Road, Tippecanoe.

                The Rev. Donald KAKAVEOS officiated.  Burial was in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.

                Mr. Overmyer died at 8:14 a.m. Friday at Pennock Hospital, Hastings, Mich.  He was born near Richland Center to Ralph and Clara BEEHLER OVERMYER.  On June 29, 1957, in Tippecanoe, he married Rosalee SHAFER, who survives.  He had been a resident of Tippecanoe and Richland Center communities his entire life and was a 1956 graduate of Richland Center High School.  He worked for Bendix Corp., South Bend, for 18 years.  For the past 11 years he had been driving trucks for D.W. Smith Trucking Co., Akron.  He was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church, Tippecanoe.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Larrie (Ruth) KREFT, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Bob (Tammy) COOK, Etna Green; and Amanda GERRARD, Tippecanoe; three sons, Randy and wife Melanie OVERMYER, Tippecanoe; and Timothy and wife Diane and Dennis and wife Cindy OVERMYER, both of Bourbon; fifteen grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin and wife Linda OVERMYER, Rochester; and Clair OVERMYER, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Precedig in death were his parents.

 

Eugene O. Phillips

June 8, 1926 - March 9, 1996

                Eugene O. PHILLIPS, 69, 523 E. Ninth St., died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born in Fort Payne, Ala., to Odell and Minnie PARTRIDGE PHILLIPS.  On Jan. 24, 1948, in Rise Fond, Ga., he married Helen P. LANG, who survives.  He retired Oct 1, 1983, as a pressman for American National Can Co., Hammond, where he worked for 30 years.  He served in the U.S. Navy.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Joyce EWING, Leiters Ford; and Mrs. Tim (Helen) DURKES, Rochester; one son, Ted and wife Viki PHILLIPS, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Audrey JACKS, Rochester; and Mrs. Lacy (Doris) CONLEY, Delong.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Wednesday at the Hartler Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Leona M. Starkey

Dec. 23, 1932 - March 10, 1996

                Leona Marie STARKEY, 63, 18737 Hickory Road, Argos, died at 10:38 a.m Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                She was born in Argos to Lester ands Mary SHULTZ SENSIBAUGH.  On Aug. 11, 1951, in Argos, she married Donald R. STARKEY.  They were later divorced and he resides in Grovertown.  She was a beautician and had worked for Hart Schaffner & Marx Corp., Rochester.  She was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, southwest of Argos.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Donna M.) CRUM, Argos; Mrs. Robert (Debra A.) SPENNER, Bremen; and Mrs. Donald (Cheryl L.) ISOM, Rochester; two sons, Michael and wife Cindy STARKEY, Argos; eight grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. John (Martha) HOTT and Mrs. Jim (Wanda) FOX, both of Rochester; Mrs. Don (Frances) MARK and Mrs. Tom (Doris) VERMILLION, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Vernon (Phyllis) BARNES, Vancouver, Wash.; and Mrs. Dennis (Thelma) NELSON, New Port, Tenn.; two brothers, Gene and wife Kathy SENSIBAUGH and Donald SENSIBAUGH, both of Argos; one half-sister, Mrs. Alice BANKS, Culver; one half-brother, Dale and wife Janet SENSIBAUGH, Culver; and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM officiating. Burial will be in the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery, near Culver.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. through the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Michael Hott Paraplegic Memorial Fund in memory of Mrs. Leona Starkey.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 1996

 

Raymond F. Zimmerman Sr.

Biv, 22m 1898 - March 11, 1996

                Raymond F. ZIMMERMAN Sr., 86, 976 S. Dogwood Drive, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Logansport to Charles and Carrie ZIMMERMAN.  On March 19, 1953, in Peru, he married Byrel E. NOBLE, who died on Dec. 28, 1988.  Formerly of 1717 Clifton Ave., Logansport, he worked at the Peru Foundry for 11 years and retired from Rockwell Standard in 1973 after 23 years.

                Surviving are three daughters, Kitty MILLOW, Rochester; Sherry DEAN, Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Suzie DEAN, Radcliff, Ky.; one son, Raymond ZIMMERMAN Jr., San Andreas, Calif.; one step-son, Charles Mike EMMERD, Logansport; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one brother and one sister.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. James DILLINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Arthur Lange

Nov. 28, 1923 - March 11, 1996

                Arthur LANGE, 72, 3319 Blynshire Ct., North Vernon, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Iowa to John Henry and Martha LANGE.  On Nov.10, 1944, he married Betty RUEDE, who survives.  He had resided in North Vernon for eight years and was formerly employed as a Local 172 pipefitter, South Bend.  He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church and American Legion Post No. 199 in Country Square Lakes, both of North Vernon.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Richard LANGE, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; one daughter, Sandra HOPKINS, Brownsburg; his mother, Martha LANGE, Rochester; one brother, Donald LANGE, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Elverne WILKES, Rochester; and Elaine ADAMS, Indianapolis; one granddaughter, Andrea HOPKINS, Brownburg; and two grandsons, Jason and Bryan LANGE, both of Hoffman Estates, Ill.  Preceding in death were his father and one brother, Wilbur LANGE.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, North Vernon, with the Rev. Richard TREMAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home, North Vernon; and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.  Memorials may be made in care of the funeral home to Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 1996

 

Margaret B. Ashton

Sept. 25, 1911 - March 10, 1996

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church for Margaret B. ASHTON, 84, Life Care Center of Rochester.

                The Rev. Jeff TAYLOR will officiate.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

                Graveside serives and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Reading Township Cemetery, Farnhamville, Iowa, with the Rev. David KRUSE officiatng.  The Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie, Iowa, will be in charge of the graveside services.

                Mrs. Ashton died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She was born in Galveston, Texas, to John Arthur and Gertrude RAMAKERS BEUG.  On Sept. 9, 1930, in St Louis, Mo., she married the Rev. Cyril ASHTON, who died on Oct. 23, 1965.  She was a resident of Rochester for the past 13 years, having come from Denton, Texas.  Prior to her residence at Life Care Center, she lived at 300 E. Fourth St.  She had also been a former resident of Farnhamville, Iowa, where her husband pastored the United Methodist Church.

                She was a homemaker, a housemother for many years at Westmar College, La Mars, Iowa, and a hostess at a Methodist Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa.  She was a hostess at a retirement home in Denton, Texas, prior to moving to Rochester.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and active in RSVP, both of Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Burton (Margaret) YOUNGSTROM, Rochester; and Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) LAMBERT, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one son, John and wife JoAnn ASHTON, Sioux Falls, S.D.; ten grandchildren, Tim YOUNGSTROM, Knoxville, Tenn.; Teri FURNIVALL and Stuart YOUNGSTROM, both of Rochester; Scott YOUNGSTROM, Ocala, Fla.; Lory CHAPLIN, Bloomfield, Iowa; Heidi JAHN, Pleasant Hill, Ill.; Dan ASHTON, Des


Moines, Iowa; Jody DANIELSON, Ames, Iowa; John LAMBERT, Albuquergue, N.M; and Jennifer SAPPINGTON, Oklahoma City, Okla; eighteen great-grandchildren two sisters, Mrs. Pat (Barbara) McCLAY, Sun City, Arz.; and Mrs. Tony (Lucille) MORRIS, Seattle, Wash.; and one brother, Theodore and wife Lucille BEUG, Chicago, Ill.

 

Thursday, March 14, 1996

 

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Friday, March 15, 1996

 

Julia A. Day

March 29, 1929 - March 14, 1996

                Julia Ann “Judy” DAY, 66, 120 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at her residece.

                She was born in Roann to Joseph and Mary CRIST BIDWELL.  On Sept. 4, 1947, in Indianapolis, she married Richard E. DAY, who survives.  While growing up, she spent a great deal of time with her parent’s best friends, Noble and Ina TOMBAUGH of Roann, who she considered her second parents.  She was the co-owner of Day hardware, Akron.  She was active in the Republican Party, going to the State Convention as a delegate several times and had been an alternate to the National Convention in 1984.

                She was past president of Tribal Trails Girl Scout Council, a former precinct commtteeman, member of the Akron United Methodist Church, past president of Kappa Dalta Phi Sorority, and member of the Akron Chamber of Commerce.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Pamela) VANDERMARK, Akron; one son, Joseph and wife Marianne DAY, Akron; five grandchildren, Mrs. Rick (Leann) HILE, David MADEFORD, Scott and Kevin COOKSEY, and Patrick DAY; two step-grandchildren, Jared and David VANDEERMAEK; one great-grandson, Joseph DEVIN; one brother, Leon and wife Betty BIDWELL, Estero, Fla.; and four nieces, Sherri FORD, Nashville; Tara HORNBACHER, Pleasant Hill, Ohio; Linda SAMPSON, Wabash; and Janet BOYD, Des Moines, Iowa.

                Services will be at 1 p.m Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Mark BERG and Tara HORNBACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church or Henry Township Fire Department.


Bessie Leiter

June 28, 1905 - March 13, 1996

                Bessie LEITER, 90, 504 S. Detroit St., Warsaw, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

                She was born in Warsaw to Albert Roy and Edith FERGUSON CRIST.  On April 22, 1922, in St. Joseph, Mich., she married J.D. LEITER, who died on Aug. 12, 1976.  She was a homemaker and lifetime resident of Warsaw.

                Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Maxine HUGHES, Syracuse; Phyllis FORBES, Wabash; and Norma MOYER, Macy; three sons, Robert [LEITER], New Carlisle; Richard [LEITER], Warsaw; and David [LEITER], Etna Green; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lelia KELCH, Woodland Hills, Calif.; and one brother, George McDONALD, Angola.  Preceding in death were two brothers and one sisters.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. John REID officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from       2 to 4 p.m and 6 to 8 p.m Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, March 16, 1996

 

Elsie L. Linn

Dec. 15, 1912 - March 15, 1966

                Elsie L. LINN, 83, Prairie View Health Care Center, Warsaw, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday at the center where she had lived for the last two years.

                She was born in Mentone to Henry and Bessie DORLAND ROBBINS.  She lived in Mentone until she moved to the health center.  She was a telephone operator and worked in the cafeteria at the Mentone School.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Dixie) REED, Rochester; and Mrs. Roger (Linda) MONTEL, Mentone; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren.  Precedng in death was one daughter, Donna ROMINE.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Greg RITTENHOUSE, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, March 18, 1996

 

Mary E. Sullivan

                Mary E. (SAYGER) SULLIVAN, 86, 25 Scott St., Athens, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Health Care Center.

                Arrangements are pending at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, Evergree Park, Ill.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling the local arrangements.


Mildred E. Diveley

Nov. 19, 1898 - March 9, 1996

                Mildred E. DIVELEY, 97, formerly of Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hemphill, Texas, where she resided.

                She was born in Grass Creek to Sidney and Rebecca SNYDER POWNALL.  In 1920, she married Russell DIVELEY, who died in 1971.  She was a retired elementary school teacher and taught in Grass Creek and Kewanna schools until 1971.  She was a graduate of Grass Creek High School and Manchester College, and a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma teacher’s sorority.

                Surviving are two sons, William R. [DIVELEY], Wilmington, Del.; and Darrell K. [DIVELEY], Hemphill, Texas; three grandsons, Kenneth R. [DIVELEY], Bradenton, Fla.; Jonathan S. [DIVELEY], Richmond, Va.; and Keith W. [DIVELEY], Plano, Texas; one great-granddaughter; three great-grandsons and oe step-great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death was one son, Dale L. [DIVELEY].

                Services for Mrs. Diveley will be held at a later date.

                Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Willard L. Cook

March 15, 1911 - March 14, 1996

                Willard L. COOK, 84, Winter Haven, Fla., died Thursday at Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Fla.

                He was born in Farmer City, Ill.  He was a clerk for a railroad and a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Winter Haven, Fla.

                Surviving are his wife, Lenore [COOK], Winter Haven, Fla.; three sons, James R. [COOK], Ft. Myers, Fla; Richard D. [COOK], Houston, Texas; and John W. [COOK], Rochester; two sisters, Marguerite [ALBER], Rochester; and Ruth SEDAN, DeLand, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Glen Abbey Funeral Home, Auburndale, Fla.


Tuesday, March 19, 1996

 

Mary E. Sullivan

March 18, 1909 - March 16, 1996

                Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen of Martyrs Church, Evergreen Park, Ill., for Mary E. (SAYGER) SULLIVAN, 86, Athens.

                A prayer service will precede the mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, Evergreen Park, Ill.  Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth, Ill.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m today at the funeral home.

                Mrs. Sullivan died at 3:30 p.m Saturday at Rochester Health Care Center.  She was born in Chicago, Ill., to Charles and Ida Mae ZELLERS SAYGER.  She was married to Patrick SULLIVAN, who preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker and a former resident of Chicago, Ill.  She was a member of the Friend of the Bone Head’s Club, Chicago, Ill.

                Surviving are one daughter, Jeanette MILLER, Athens; four grandchildren, Patrick, Michael, Richard and Donald [MILLER]; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert SAYGER, San Antonio, Texas.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Patricia [SULLIVAN]; three brothers, Bill, Chester and Lester [SAYGER]; two sisters, Elsie DUST and Lena ARNOLD; and her parents.

 

Myrtle A. Enyart

April 3, 1906 - March 17, 1996

                Myrtle A. ENYART, 89, 2426 Main St., Lafayette, died at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at Regency Place, Lafayette.

                She was born in Fulton County to Charles and Sarah Ann HOWER WILLIAMS.  On Aug. 25, 1928, she married Nathan B. ENYART, who died on Nov. 23, 1964.  She was a homemaker, a 1924 graduate of Macy High School and attended the Brown Street United Methodist Church, Lafayette.

                Relatives considered it possible that Mrs. Enyart may have been the last child of a Hoosier Civil War veteran.  Her father served in the 128th regiment, Indianapolis.

                Surviving are four daughters, Marie ENYART THOMASON, Searcy, Ark.; Ethel Mae ENYART SMITH, Lafayette; Eleanor ENYART HANES, New Castle; and Nora Rose ENYART, Lafayette; one son, Charles Earl ENYART, Deedsville; and twenty-six grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one sister, Essie SOUTHERTON; two daughters, Norma June ENYART MILLER; and two grandchildren.

                A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Herb WINGARD officiating.  Interment will be in the Five Corners Cemetery, Macy.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                A memorial and tribute reception will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Peggy Edmundson, 2127 Perrine St., Lafayette.


Wednesday, March 20, 1996

 

Betty M. Kizer

                Betty Marie MOORE KIZER, 72, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday, March 16, in Eustis, Fla., where she resided.

                She was the daughter of Russell D. and Pauline Leon BRIGHT MOORE.  In 1966, at Eustis, Fla., she married Myron Dean KIZER.

                Surviving are her children, Linda NIX PERDUE, Indianapolis, and David Patrick NIX, Houston; two grandchildren, Phillip E. PERDUE, Richmond, Va.; and Kari PERDUE BLACKLEY, Indianapolis; one great-grandchild, Tia Josephine BLACKLEY; and one step-son, Stephen KIZER.  Preceding in death were her sisters, Gwendolyn MOORE WARREN and Annabelle MOORE MATHEWS.

                Memorial services will be held in late spring in Mentone.

 

Donald C. Bowen

                Donald C. BOWEN, 54, Annandale, N.J., died Sunday, March 3.

                He was president of KSI International, Manassas, Va.  Previously, he was vice president of business management for the Network Systems Group of AT&T, director of procurement and materials for General Dynamics, and director of management information systems for Pratt & Whitney.  Formerly of Indianapolis, he was a graduate of Purdue University.

                Surviving are his wife, Linda SCHULTE BOWEN; two daughters, Heather Ann ENGELKING, Carrie BOWEN LISTER; his mother, Dorothy CARR BOWEN; one sister, Carolyn BOWEN KENNEDY; and four grandchildren.

                Services were at 10 a.m. March 7, at Leppert & Hurt Mortuary.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Thursday, March 21, 1996

 

John W. Kidd

Feb. 25, 1930 - March 20, 1996

                John W. KIDD, 66, 11171 Lake Shore Drive, Kewanna, died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Kokomo to John O. and Edna LORENZ KIDD.  On Sept. 27, 1963, in Kokomo, he married Virginia F. SINDERS, who survives.  He was a retired storeroom employee of Continental Steel, Kokomo.  He liked to fish and work in his yard.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Susan WEIMER, West Palm Beach, Fla.; one step-son, Burl ERWIN, Claton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce, with the Rev. Denise DAVAULT officiating.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Friday, March 22, 1996 to Saturday, March 23, 1996

 

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Monday, March 25, 1996

 

Mary A. Hudson

June 21, 1908 - March 24, 1996

                Mary A. HUDSON, 87, formerly of Akron, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.

                She was born in Oolitic to Damon and Fern HARMAN FOUTS.  On Sept. 5, 1925, in Chili, she married Vern C. HUDSON, who died on Oct 7, 1983.  She was a homemaker and had lived in the Roann community for several years.  She was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, and had played the piano for several years.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Don (Mildred) YEOMAN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Truman (Doris) NORDMAN, Akron; and Mrs. Dick (Marsha) HELM, Avilla; two sons, Larry HUDSON, Portland, Ore.; and Jerry HUDSON, Akron; twenty-eight grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Ethel Mae) CLARK and Martha WATSON HOLTZ, both of Leesburg, Fla.  Preceding in death were two sons, Don and Floyd HUDSON; one daughter, Betty CLARK; oe brother, Albert FOUTS, and one granddaughter, Jill CLARK.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, with the Revs. Lowell BURRUS and Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Enterprise [Tombaugh] Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Church of God, Roann.

 

Edith E. Van Dyke

Aug. 15, 1906 - March 24, 1996

                Edith Elizabeth Van DYKE, 89, 523 Bryan St., Wabash, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.

                She was born in Wabash County to Charles and Flora ROSER FOX.  On Feb. 7, 1952, in Wabash, she married Clemans M. Van DYKE, who died in June, 1967.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of God, Wabash, for many years.

                Surviving are three nieces, Evelyn BATES, LaPorte; Miriam PETIT, Carmel; and Mary Louise ENGLAND, Wabash; and one nephew, Richard FOX, Noblesville.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Cletus, Dewey and Roy [FOX]; and one sister, Cristle HAAS.

                A brief tribute to Mrs. Van Dyke will be held during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday at the First Church of God, Wabash.

                Graveside services will be announced at a later date and will be in Friends Cemetery, south of Wabash.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorials may be made to the First Church of God Building Fund.

                Arrangements are being handled by the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Estella Robbins

July 4, 1905 - March 23, 1996

                Estella “Sally” ROBBINS, 90, 102 Miller Drive, Mentone, died at 10:43 p.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born in Kosciusko County to Jacob and Ida SHIREMAN ENGLE.  She was married to Warren Roger ROBBINS, who died on Dec. 26, 1968.  She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Mentone for many years.

                Surviving are one daughter, Doris M. YARIAN, Mentone; one son, Lester and wife Elsie ROBBINS, Big Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were five sisters and four brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Akron.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 1996

 

Mary Showley

                Mary SHOWLEY, 86, Life Care Center of Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Monday at the center.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Fueral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, March 27, 1996

 

Margaret L. Zartman

May 22, 1916 - March 26, 1996

                Margaret L. ZARTMAN, 79, 1129 Jefferson St., died at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

                She was born in Burket to Mace Allen and Ida Pearl MATTHEWS HOLLOWAY.  She married Carl WALDRON, who died in 1973.  On Oct. 30, 1993, in Rochester, she married Donald M. ZARTMAN, who survives.  She had lived in the Rochester area for 50 years, having come from Burket.  She received her G.E.D. in 1974 from Rochester High School.  She was a retired telephone operator at Rochester Telephone Company where she worked for 25 years.  She also had worked for Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester.

                She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Home Front Club, R.K.K. Club, past president on two occasions in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 36; Women of the Moose Lodge No. 1684, Fulton County AARP, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, and the Rebekah Lodge, Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband are one son, Kenneth and wife Joan SPANGLE, Clayupool; one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Carla) BRUMBAUGH, Carmel; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Roger (Mary) PHILLIPS and Mrs. Robert (Gerry) HALEY, both of Warsaw; and Mrs. Earl (Marilyn) HALL, Rochester; and three brothers, Arden HOLLOWAY, Springville; and Charles and Nelson HOLLOWAY, both of Burket.  Preceding in death was an infant sister, Mary Catherine [HOLLOWAY].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald W. BRENNEMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Thursday, March 28, 1996

 

Arvilla I. Eiler

Dec. 28, 1909 - March 27, 1996

                Arvilla I. EILER, 86, 207 West St., Akron, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.

                She was born in Peru to Joseph and Lydia BAKER WISSINGER.  On March 2, 1941, in Peru, she married David Ralph EILER, who died on Sept. 22, 1990.  She was a homemaker and a member of Akron Church of the Brethren.  She also attended the Akron Church of God.

                Surviving are three daughrters, Mrs..Sid (Judy) DeVERIES, Rochester; Mrs. Mike (Carol) GLOVER, Durham, N.H., and Mrs. Mike (Barbara) PATCH, Otterbein; eight grandchildren, Jeff, Mike, Eric, Janie, William, Amanda, Hannah and Caitlin; two great-grandsons; and one step-great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death was one brother, Ralph WISSINGER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God, with the Revs. John MISHLER and James MALBONE officiating. Burial will be in the Metzger Cemetery, Nead.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Church of God and Akron Church of the Brethren.

 

William H. Bennett

                William H. BENNETT, 88, Highland, died Sunday, March 24.

                Mr. Bennett was a 60-year resident of Highland, with homes in Beaver Dam Lake, Akron, and St. Petersburg, Fla.  He worked for Standard Oil in Aruba and retired from Inland Steel after 33 years of service.  He was a member of the Inland 25 Year Club, 50-year member of the East Chicago Moose Lodge No. 1256, and member of Independent Order of Foresters.

                Surviving are his wife, Bertha Marie (ENGLE) BENNETT two sons, William and wife Sandra BENNETT, Hammond; and Robert and wife Lanan BENNETT, Granger; six grandchildren, Lynn, William, James, John, Robert and Brooke [BENNETT]; and several nieces and nephews.

                Services were at 10 a.m. today at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, Highland, with the Rev. Leroy FASSETT officiating.  Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Akron.

 

Rasho Conley

January 13, 1913 - March 27, 1996

                Rasho CONLEY, 83, 10810 W. 14th Road, Plymouth, died at 11:21 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

                He was born in Denver, Ky., to James ad Lottie HANNAH CONLEY.  On Sept.19, 1942, he married Goldie Van HALL, who died on April 22, 1995.  He had lived in Plymouth since 1948, having come from Kentucky.  He was a retired section laborer for the Nickel Plate Railroad.

                Surviving are five daughters, Barbara A. McLEAN, Deloris F. EGOLF and Thelma M. BURNS, all of Plymouth; Virginia L. COLE, Danville, Ill.; and Elaine S. COLE, Brodhead, Wis.; two sons, Manuel and Charles D. CONLEY, both of Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie PORTER, Michigan; and one brother, Curtis CONLEY, Wayne, Mich.  He was one of a family of eleven children.

                Private services will be held at a later date.  No visitation or viewing is planned.

                Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of the arrangements.


Josephine Myers

                Josephine MYERS, 86, 9630 S. Hillcrest Lane, Claypool, died at 1:40 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Friday, March 29, 1996

 

Josephine Myers

Oct. 23, 1909 - March 28, 1996

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Joesphine MYERS, 86, 9630 S. Hillcrest Lane, Claypool.

                The Rev. Randy PACKARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from1 p.m. until services Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

                Mrs. Myers died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She was born in Marion to Hershie M. and Drusilla BODKINS SHERRON.  On June 23, 1928, in Marion, she married Clarence MORRIS, who died in 1957.  She later married Lewis MYERS Jr., who preceded her in death.

                She was retired from General Tire, Wabash, and had also worked at Dailey Brothers Shoe Co., Marion.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Warsaw.

                Surviving is one sister, Hazel BURMAN, Marion.  Preceding in death were several sisters and brothers.

 

Richard L. Lackey

April 18, 1935 - March 27, 1996

                Richard L. LACKEY, 60, 5787 West 700 South, Claypool, died on Wednesday at his residence.

                He was born in Mentone to James W. and Mary Ann HUFFMAN LACKEY. He was a lifetime resident of Mentone and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

                Surviving are his parents, James W. and Mary Ann LACKEY; six daughters, Judy PURVIS, Chris SCHILLING and Sherry WALTERS, all of North Manchester; Julie WAKEFIELD and Connie HENSLEY, both of Huntington; and Donna OLIVER, Columbia City; one son, Robert LACKEY, LaGrange; twelve grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Marilyn) McSHERRY, Burket; Mrs. Clay (Sandra) CRADDOCK, Zephyrhills, Fla.; and Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) LEEDY, Warsaw;; one brother, James L. LACKEY, Columbia City.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. David CALLIGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. through the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, March 30, 1996

 

Cecil W. Wynn

                Cecil William WYNN, 66, 25862 Coolidge Ave., Elkhart, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Stewart, Fla., following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Anna Vandergrift Boese

March 20, 1904 - March 20, 1996

                Word was received that Anna Van LUE VANDERGRIFT BOESE, 92, died Wednesday, March 20, at Avondale, Ariz.

                She was born in Fulton County to James W. and Tincy FULTZ Van LUE.  In 1928, she married Harold VANDERGRIFT.  They lived in Minnesota until his death ink 1965.  In 1990, she married Herb BOESE, who survives.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Kathern BARKMAN and Willetta MILLER, Rochester; and one brother, Hubert Van LUE, Indianapolis.

                Cremation was performed.  Mrs. Boese was interred at San Jose, Calif.

 

Monday, April 1, 1996

 

Victor L. Owens

                One person was killed and another critically injured in separate Fulton County motorcycle wrecks Saturday.

                The fatal accident occurred just before 6 p.m. Saturday oin Olson Road west of County Road 800 West.

                Police report a motorcycle driven by Victor L. OWENS, 48, Knox, failed to make a curve.  He lieft the north side of the road and lost control in the gravel and sod.  He told the first person at the scene that a deer ran into his path.  He was semiconscious at the scene and was taken to Woodlawn Hospital.  He died en route to Woodlawn Hospital.  His blood alcohol level was 20 percent, twice the legal limit.

                Police say he was not wesaring a helmet.

                This is the third fatal accident and the fourth fatality Fulton County this year.

                The second accident occurred north of Macy in Miami County.  Police report a motorcycle driven by Todd J. HARTZLER, 33, Macy, left County Road 270 West at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.  After leaving the road the motorcycle traveled about 170 feet before coming to rest.  Hartzler was not wearing a helmet.  He was taken to Woodlawn Hospital, then transferred to Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he is in critical condition with head injuries and a broken wrist.  Police believe his injuries would have been reduced if he had been wearing a helmet.

 

Martha M. Hornung

                Martha M. HORNUNG, 86, 1155 S. Lake Shore Drive, Akron, died at 12:08 a.m. today at Wabash County Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at Thallemer’s Goethals Funeral Home, Mishawaka.


James H. Hunter

Jan. 24, 1926 - March 31, 1996

                James H. HUNTER, 70, 374 W. Fifth St., Peru, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

                He was born in Peru to James C. and Swan I. GODFROY HUNTER.  On Feb. 17, 1952, he married Aileen GLESSNER, who survives.  A life-long Peru resident, he was a retired construction worker.  He was a 35-year member of the Union of Operating Engineers, a 1944 graduate of Peru High School, and a 34-year member of the First Christian Church where he served as deacon for 25 years.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Kimberly BRETZMAN, Peru; three sons, Timothy [HUNTER], Peru; Todd [HUNTER], Brownsburg; and Scott [HUNTER], Indianapolis; five grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth HUNTER, LaFontaine; and five sisters, Gladys HALLIBURTON and Evie Jane HUNTER, both of Indianapolis; Phyllis PUCKETT, Plainfield; Helen KROLL, Edwardsburg, Mich.; and Mary CASBERG, Cleveland, Ohio.  Preceding in death was one sister, Betty [HUNTER].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. George McCARTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Virl E. Fore

Nov. 28, 1903 - March 31, 1996

                Virl E. FORE, 92, Noblesville, died Sunday at the Manor House at Riverview, Noblesville.

                He was born in Talma to William and Eva TIPPY FORE.  On June 27, 1926, in Rochester, he married Bernice HAGAN, who survives.  He worked at Firestone, Noblesville, for 25 years in the cost accounting department before retiring in 1968.  Prior to that, he worked for Northern Indiana Power Co. for 17 years.

                He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Noblesville; charter member of Noblesville Lions Club, 50-year member of the Noblesville Masonic Lodge No. 57 F&AM, and former member of the Rochester United Methodist Church  He played in the Lions Club State Band and sang in the First United Methodist Choir.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Carolyn JOHNS, Noblesville; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen CESSNA, Rochester.  Preceding in death were two sisters.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville, with the Rev. Bill BELLMORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or church choir.


Lucille A. Knox

Nov. 17, 1901 - March 30, 1996

                Lucille A. KNOX, 94, Kewanna, died at 3:43 a.m. Saturday at her daughter’s home in Kewanna. She was born in Rensselaer to Thomas A. and Rachael PIERCE KNOX.  In 1921, at Ft. Knox, Ky., she married Silver B. KNOX, who died on Oct. 13, 1969.  She was a homemaker and attended the Christian Church, Rennselaer.  She was a graduate of Rensselaer High School.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mary V. PERSONETT, Kewanna; and Ada E. BURKE, Port Charlotte, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sisters and three brothers.

                Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today at Converse Cemetery, Converse, with the Rev. David WEBB officiating.

 

Cecil W. Wynn

April 29, 1929 - March 29, 1996

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Cecil William “Bill” WYNN, 66, 824 S. West Palm City Road, Stuart, Fla.

                Burial will be in the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call from    4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

                Mr. Wynn died at 6:50 p.m. Friday at his daughter’s residence in Stuart, Fla.  He was born in Culver to Cleo and June SMITH WYNN.  He had been married to Sue KRING and later divorced.  He had  lived in Culver, Elkhart and Zephyrhills, Fla., before residing with his daughter in Stuart, Fla.  He had been a truck driver, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and was a member of the National Gold Wing Motorcycle Association.

                Surviving are three daughters, Theresa WYNN, Stuart, Fla.; Mrs. Ted (Debra) ARENDT,Elkhart; and Mrs. Mark (Dawn) TRUSTER, Franklin; one son, Charles William DEWEY and wife Lisa WYNN, Rochester; ;eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; his mother, June WYNN, Zephyhills, Fla.; one sister, Treva RANS, Port Richey, Fla.; and two brothers, Charles WYNN and Bobby and wife Brenda WYNN, all of Culver.  Preceding in death were one grandson, Michael Jon FREEBY Jr.; one brother, Eugene [WYNN]; and his father.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 1996

 

Martha M. Hornung

Jan. 14, 1910 - Apr. 1, 1996

                Services will be at 10- a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mishawaka, for Martha M. HORNUNG, 86, 1155 S. Lake Shore Drive, Akron.

                The Rev. Robert YOST will officiate.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Thallemer-Goethals Funeral Home, Mishawaka.  There will be a Rosary service at 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

                Mrs. Hornung died at 12:08 a.m. Monday at Wabash Community Hospital.  She was born in South Bend as Martha M. POURE.  In Mishawaka, she married John J. HORNUNG, who survives.  She had lived in Akron since 1995, having come from Wabash, where she lived since 1960.  She was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Wabash, and the Rosary Society of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Dolores GARTEE, Dowagiac, Mich., and Sharon MAJEWSKI, Cassopolis, Mich.; one son, Edward L. HORNUNG, Akron; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.


Phyllis Jean Clemans

Jan. 10, 1996 - April 1, 1996

                Phyllis Jean CLEMANS, three-month-old infant of Robert and Deane CLEMANS III, 3147 N. 700 W., died at 10 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Rochester.  Surviving with her parents are one sister, Dorine ROYSTER, and two brothers, Joseph and Robert [CLEMANS] IV, all of Rochester; maternal grandparents David and Marlene ROYSTER, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Robert and Phyllis WHITE CLEMANS Jr., Rochester; maternal great-great-grandmother, Dorine KABELL, and paternal great-grandfather, Robert CLEMANS, both of Rochester; paternal great-grandmother, Mary MAYHEW, Rochester; paternal great-great-grandmother, Pauline DUTON, Benton Harbor, Mich.; and paternal great-great-grandmother, Millie CAREY, Warsaw.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with the Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating.  No visitation is scheduled.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 1996

 

Anthony B. Migonis

Sept. 3, 1910 - April 2, 1996

                Anthony B. MIGONIS, 85, 8580 South 300 East, Macy, died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday at Chase Center, Logansport.

                He was born in Calumet City, Ill., to Sam and Agnes MIGONIS.  On Feb. 22, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., he married Lillian ROUDEN, who died on April 3, 1954.  He was a retired employee of Sears, Roebuck & Co.

                Surviving are one daughter, Alma MIGONIS, Fulton; one brother, George MIGONIS, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was one brother, Peter [MIGONIS].

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Cemetery, near Grass Creek, with the Rev. John ZAHN officiating.  There will be a private family visitation.

                Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Thursday, April 4, 1996

 

Barry Conrad

by Stacey Creasy

                The plane crash that killed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron BROWN also claimed hotel magnate Barry CONRAD, one of Rochester’s most successful sons.

                Texas builder Jerry KNAUFF, like Conrad a Rochester High School graduate, said Conrad’s family tried to remain optimistic after hearing word of the crash outside the port city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Their fears were realized about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

                “I’m pretty close to one of his daughters, Nicole,” Knauff said Wednesday night.  “I called her about an hour and a-half ago.  She said the State Department called and confirmed Barry was on the plane and that the plane was missing”

                Knauff, a Houston resident since 1964, graduated from Rochester High School in 1958, Conrad in 1957.  Knauff remained in touch with Conrad after the two ran into one another in Houston in 1970.

                “Barry was working for Royal Sonesta, a hotel chain,” Knauff said.  “He was transferred to Houston in 1970.  One day I ran a full-page ad in the newspaper.  He saw it and said “I only


know one person with the name Knauff.”  He came to our office and someone told me there was a guy from Rochester who knew me.  It was Barry.  He bought a house from me.   Also redid a 300-room hoitel for him  He helped me a lot.”

                “We’ve always stayed in touch,” Knauff added.  “I was back in Rochester in 1994 when Barry was back for his football team reunion and to help kick off the (Rochester) Pathway (between Lake Manitou and Mill Creek Golf Course).”

                Conrad was part of a 32--person team headed by Brown.  The group was exploring ways to rebuild Croatia’s war-torn economy and expand trade to the region.  Conrad’s company, Barrington Group, manages hotels in Croatia and Austria.

                His friends were not surprised he joined in on such a venture.

                “That is the kind of thing Barry would do, helping to build economics,” said Conrad’s former classmate and friend, Sandy SAWYER.  “He logged so many air miles.  As president of Burger King he opened restaurants all over the world.  He had an uncanny ability to look at properties and know which ones to buy.

                “We didn’t get the chance to see him very often, but we stayed buddies,” Sawyer said.  “He’d call every once in awhile.  We enjoyed talking.”

                Former Rochester mayor Ed FANSLER said success didn’t spoil Conrad.

                “He came here to help us kick off our Pathway project (in 1993), which was a big help to me,” Fansler said.  “He and Tom ROSE, president of Dean Foods came back for that.  He traveled all the time.  It wasn’t easy getting a time where he and Tom could be back here at the same time.  It was nice of them to come back to Rochester.

                Local businessman Phil DAULTON recalls Conrad’s most recent visit to Rochester.

                “Barry was a big influence on my son (Ben).  Ben was going to college and Barry talked to me about talking him into going into hotel management at Purdue.”

                Knauff said Conrad had a love for Rochester and the people he grew up with.

                “We talked about it.  We both felt we were lucky to have grown up in Rochester and to still know all the people there,” Knauff said.

                Barry Conrad attended Rochesrter High School from 1954-58.

                At RHS Conrad was the sports editor of the Manitou Ripples yearbook, a member of the art and glee clubs, choir, and thespians.  He lettered in basketball, football, track and tennis.

                Conrad earned a busines administration and hotel management degree at the University of Maryland and completed graduate studies in hotel management at Cornell University.

                Conrad began his management career in 1967 as vice president and general manager of the Sonesta Hotel chain.

                From 1974-80, he was executive vice president of hotel operations for Horizon Corp.  He then became director of operations of the 2,200-room Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

                In 1982, Conrad was named president and CEO for Quality Inns Inc.  In 1986, he was appointed president and CEO for Trusthouse Forte Hotels Inc., operating 600 hotels in North and South America.

                Conrad joined Burger King Corp in March, 1991.  As president of the franchise division, he was responsible for more thn 4,500 domestic franchised restaurants.

                In 1994, Conrad left Burger King Corp. to head Barrington Group., a hotel management company.  Barrington Group managed luxury hotels world-wide, including establishments in Croatia and Austria.

                Conrad and hiw wife Pat, had three children, Nicole MAXWELL, Natalie and Brant [CONRAD].  He had two grandchildren.

                Conrad’s mother, Bernice AULT, resides in Nyona Lake.

                Barry Conrad’s mother, Bee AULT, said today she is proud of the life and legacy Conrad


left behind.

                “I’ve always been proud of everything he’s done,” Ault said.  “He was always a good kid.   never had a worry with him.”

                Ault raised Conrad from the time he was three weeks old.  The news of plane crash that claimed Conrad’s life in Croatia was a shock.

                “He went out of my life as quickly as he came into it,” Ault said.  “The last time I saw him was at Christmas.  He invited Miller (Ault’s husband) and I to Coral Gavbles (Florida), for Christmas.”

                Like many of Conrad’s friends, Ault is not surprised that her son was traveling with a group of executives working to re-stabilize Croatia’s economy.

                “His business was his life,” Ault said.  “He loved it, every minute of it. It’s what he lived for.  He was good at it too.”

                Ault said Conrad left Coral Gables in late Deecmber to go to Croatia.  She is concerned about how his family will carry on Conrad’s latest business venture, Barrington Group, a company that manages hotels.

                “He set up this company to provide security for his family, his kids,” she said.  “I just hope this won’t be too much of a burden for them.  It wasn’t for Barry - He loved it.  I hope they will do allright.”

                Ault said Conrad’s wife Pat was in Croatia, but was not on the plane.  His son-in-law Todd MAXWELL recently returned from Croatia.

                “The busines was a family affair,” Ault said.  “His wife, Nicole and her husbad Todd worked in the officers.  His other daughter Natalie did work for him from her home in Boca Raton (Florida).”

                Conrad’s son, Brant has been attending college at Coral Gables, Mrs. Ault said.

 

John G. Reffett

March 21, 1915 - April 2, 1996

                John George REFFETT, 81, Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville, Ky., died at   4 p.m. Tuesday at Paintsville General Hospital, Paintsville, Ky.

                He was born in Pyramid, Ky., to Whitten and Eva WRIGHT REFFETT.  He married Lydia BENTLEY, who died in 1986.  He was a former resident of Rochester for many years, and resided in West Van Lear, Ky., before moving to the nursing home.  He was a carpenter and had been employed by McMahan-O’Conner Construction Co., Rochester.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, Ky.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Eva) WOODCOX, Rochester; two sons, Calvin and wife Vernelee REFFETT, Rochester; and George Jr. and wife Lucy REFFETT,  Garson Ky.; seven grandchildren, Tom ARNETT, Warsaw; Brett ARNETT, Bruce, Travis and Shawn WOODCOX, Shane and Mark REFFETT, all of Rochester; four great-grandchildren; six sisters, Ressie GODBEE, Vada BARTS QUACKENBUSH and Kelsa CARR, all of Rochester; Virginia CASE, Hamden, Ohio; Jossie PATTON, Conyers, Ga.; Lottie KOTTERMAN, Kokomo; and Emmagene REFFETT, Fulton; and four brothers, Dr. Sharmon REFFETT, San Bernardino, Calif.; Paul REFFETT, Lagrange; Henry REFFETT, Maytown, Ky.; and Whitten REFFETT Jr, Whitehall, Ky.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky., with the Rev. Jeff BURCHETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, Ky.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until services Saturday at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky.


Friday, April 5, 1996

 

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Saturday, April 6, 1996

 

Patricia B. Cook

Jan. 29, 1928 - April 2, 1996

                Patricia B. COOK, 68, 104 Thompson Drive, Moore, Okla., died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at South West Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

                She was born in Deedsville to Merl and Edna ROBERTS FETROW.  In January, 1951, she married Galen FRANTZ, who died Sept. 20, 1976.  She then married Emmett COOK, who survives.  She was a homemaker and residet of Moore, Okla., since 1960.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, Moore, Okla.

                Surviving with her husband are one son, Eric Gene FRANTZ; one brother, James FETROW, Gloucester, Va.; four sisters, Maxine BEECHER, Valparaiso; Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) LAUTZENHISER, North Manchester; Jean SWARTZ, Akron; and Mrs. Charles (Sue) WIDNER, Sebring, Fla.; and two grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three sisters.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Monday at Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, North Manchester, with the Rev. Carl LEMNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Servia.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.

 

Ignota Lee

June 19, 1907 - April 5, 1996

                Ignota LEE, 88, Covington Health Care Center, Covington, Ohio, died at 4 a.m. Friday at the center where she was a resident for the last five years.  She was a former resident of Fulton County.

                She was born in Tiosa to Roy and Florence WALLACE AILER.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester area.  She lived in Sebring, Fla., from 1972 to 1991.  On Sept. 1, 1929 in Westfield she married Frank B. LEE who died Sept. 23, 1971.  She was a homemaker and member of the Tiosa First Brethren Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Linda) KURTZ, San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Jimmie (Marilyn) PHILLIPS, Troy, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Preceding in death were one sister, Reathel ALBER, and one brother, Russell AILER.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Tiosa First Brethren Church, with the Rev. Gerald ZOOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home and one hour before services at the church.


Raymond W. Parmley

Nov. 10, 1928 - April 3, 1996

                Raymond W. PARMLEY, 67, Fort Myers, Fla., died at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

                He was born in Gary, to Wallace W. and Helen GRABOWSKI PARMLEY.  He was married to Carol E. MILLS, who survives.  He was a retired pipe fitter and member of the Pipe Fitter Union Local 597.  He lived in LaPorte before moving to Florida.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Sue TRIGG, Rochester; three sons, Randy and Wayne [PARMLEY], both of LaPorte, and Terry [PARMLEY], Michigan City; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Carol HATHAWAY.  Preceding in death was one grandchild.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Haverstock Chapel, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, with the Rev. Wayne ROSSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Pine Lake Cemetery, LePorte.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and before the services Wednesday.

 

Mauna F. Shultz

June 8, 1904 - April 5, 1996

                Mauna Faye SHULTZ, 91, formerly of Mexico, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at Rochester Health Care Center.

                She was born in Adams County, Ohio, to Hamilton and Jennie BREWER PIATT.  In April 1923 at Maysville, Ky., she married Ernest P. SHULTZ who died in April 1967.  She was a homemaker.

                Surviving are 11 children, Alma SEASE, Redding, Calif.; Edward [SHULTZ], Huntington; Sarah MIKESELL, Peru; Pauline WAHAB, Peru; Eldon [SHULTZ], Mexico; Lois DeFORD, Rochester; Teresa SIXBEY, Chili; Donald [SHULTZ], Deedsville, Malcolm [SHULTZ], Wichester, Tenn.; Delore STAPLETON, ount Sterling, Ky.; and Karla WOLFE, Mexico; forty-four grandchildren; sixty-six great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy LAND, LaPorte; and three brothers, Foster and Bunn [PIATT], both of Florida, and Taft [PIATT], Missouri.  Preceding in death with her husband are one son, Marion [SHULTZ]; one grandson; one great-grandson and one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Ennie BURNA and Stella PIATT, and one brother, Charles [PIATT].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Lowell BURRUS and Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.


Monday, April 8, 1996

 

Hazel O. Yelton

Sept. 15, 1904 - January 16, 1996

                Hazel O. YELTON, 91, 1000 Husson Avenue, Palatka, Fla., died at 4:30 a.m., Jan. 16, 1996, at Columbia-Putnam Medical Center, Palatka,Fla.

                She was born in Winamac to Thomas and Diana MILLER OVERMYER.  On Aug. 4, 1923, in South Bend, she married Fred R. YELTON, who died on July 16, 1971.  She had lived in Delong before moving to Florida in 1968.  She was a homemaker and had resided in Palatka for five years.

                Surviving are one son, Fred L. YELTON, Stuart, Fla., four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Madelyn J. DINSMORE; three sisters and two brothers.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey, with the Rev. Dorothy JONES officiating.  There will be no visitation.

                Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 1996

 

Devoe Berkheiser

Nov. 24, 1918 - April 8, 1996

                Devoe BERKHEISER, 77, 506 Broadway St., Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                He was born in Richland Center to Harvey and Grace OVERMYER BERKHEISER.  On Dec. 28, 1944, in Maxwell, Texas, he married Hildegarde BONEIG, who survives.  He lived most of his life in the Argos and Rochester communities.  He was an electrician for the town of Argos for many years and was also a self-employed woodworker and cabinet maker.  He served in the U.S. Army Airforce in World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mary BERKHEISER, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mrs. Deise MORLEY, Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Vaughn [BERKHEISER], Bixby, Okla.; and Jeffrey [BERKHEISER], Argos; three granddaughters, Mrs. Shauna SUNTKEN, Plymouth; and Danielle and Emily BERKHEISER, both of Bixby, Okla.; and one sister, Mrs. Ted (Velma) STICHLER, Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetry.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after      9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Association.


Freeda A. Hill

April 15, 1898 - April 7, 1996

                Freeda A. SULLIVAN HILL, 97, 315 Main St., died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday at Rochester Life Care Center.

                She was born in Bracken to James O. and Mahala E. BOLINGER SULLIVAN.  In 1927, she married Clyde WILSON, who preceded her in death.  In 1947, she married Jack C. HILL, who died in 1975.  She toured the United States and Canada performing in vaudeville as lead soloist with the B.F. Keith Troupe.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a 50-year member of Evergreen Rebekah Lodge of Rochester.  She was a graduate of Metropolitan School of Music, Indianapolis.

                She had no immediate survivors.

                Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Funk Cemetery, Bracken, with the Rev. Jeff TAYLOR officiating.

                Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Kenneth D. Smith

March 15, 1928 - April 8, 1996

                Kenneth D. SMITH, 68, 509 S. Logan St., Kewanna, died at 11:49 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born in Kewanna to Chester and Violet NUTT SMITH.  On Aug. 27, 1968, in Kewanna, he married Bonnie BROWNING, who survives.  He was a retired parts manager from Powell Implement Co., Kewanna and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in China.  He was a 1946 graduate of Kewanna High School and a member of United Methodist Church, Kewanna; life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1121, Kewanna; and American Legion, Logansport.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Kevin SMITH, Indianapolis; two daughters, Kathy HARROLD, Argos; and Kim HOOVER, Star City; two step-daughters, Beverly BALDWIN, Kewanna; and Mary SCHNITZ, Mexico; two step-sons, Ronald BROWNING, Star City; and Robert BROWNING, Rochester; one sister, Anetta BESSE, Kewanna; nineteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were his parents and one granddaughter.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with the Rev. Denise DAVAULT officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Military services wil be conducted graveside.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Wednesday, April 10, 1996

 

Oren F. Murphy

June 7, 1915 - April 9, 1996

                Oren F. MURPHY, 80, 2744 W. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, Fla., died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walker Hospital, Avon Park, Fla.

                He was born in Denver to Ott and Dora BERKHEISER MURPHY.  On March 17, 1936, in Miami County, he married Mildred FINCHER, who died April 12, 1994.  He had resided in Florida for several years, having come from the Etna Green and Mentone areas.  He was a retired machinist at Clausings, Warsaw, and had farmed for many years.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Marjorie MURPHY, Avon Park, Fla.; three sons, Clarence E. and wife Wanda [MURPHY], Hendersonville, N.C.; Kenneth L. and wife Linda [MURPHY], Silver Lake; and Phillip A. and wife Mary Margaret [MURPHY], Logansport; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Faye LYNN, Columbus, Ohio.  Precedig in death were one sister, Alma MURPHY and two brothers, Ralph and James MURPHY.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mentone United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Will LAWSON Sr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green.  Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m Sunday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Mentone United Methodist Church.

                King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Robert R. Howard

March 1, 1934 - April 9, 1996

                Robert R. HOWARD, 62, 4111 North 300 East, Logansport, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in Cass County to Nevin O and Eileen Maun SHRIVER HOWARD.  On April 10, 1960, in Walton, he married Alice Jane PRICE, who survives.  He was a farmer.  He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post No. 60, member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Royal Center Maonic Lodge No. 585, and Voiture No. 729 40&8.

                He was also past master of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge and past patron of the Twelve Mile Order of Eastern Star, a Korean Conflict Air Force veteran, and served several years as a director for the Farm Bureau Credit Union until 1982.

                Surviving with his wife are three sons, Michael and wife Cindy [HOWARD], David and wife Judy [HOWARD], and Tony and wife Beth [HOWARD], all of Logansport; his mother, Eileen Maun HOWARD, Flora; one brother, Roger D. HOWARD, Modesto, Calif.; one sister, Linda GARRISON, Cutler; one grandson, Preston HOWARD; one granddaughter, Kayla HOWARD; and two step-grandsons, Jeff and Brad BAKER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m Thursday at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Pam RUCKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.  Full military rites wil be conducted graveside.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m today at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, and one hour prior to services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to the American Legion Post No. 60 Christmas Toy Fund.


Blanche I. Easter

Nov. 17, 1903 - April 10, 1996

                Blanche I. EASTER, 92, Twelve Mile, died at 4:40 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

                She was born in Twelve Mile to Fred W. and Delpha CROOK CARSON.  On Dec. 24, 1927, in Twelve Mile, she married Chester D. EASTER, who died April 24, 1961.  She was a homemaker and an 82-year member of Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile; and member of Corinth Womens Missionary Society.

                Surviving are one daughter, Anita HOEHNE, Rochester; one son, Fred EASTER, Twelve Mile; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were her parents and one sister, Edna M. CARSON.

                Services will be at 2 p.m Friday at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, with the Rev. Rod SCHULER officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

 

Thursday, April 11, 1996

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, April 12, 1996

 

Agnes N. Fowler

Oct. 15, 1898 - April 11, 1996

                Agnes N. FOWLER, 97, 3135 N. Evergreen, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Ashland, Wis., to William and Nellie DAVEY.  She married John SMITH, who preceded her in death.  She later married Fred FOWLER, who preceded her in death.  She was a resident of the Rocheter area for 15 years, having come from Portage.  She was a tax preparer and worked in accounting.

                Surviving are one son, Murray C. SMITH, Rochester; five grandchildren, Shirley KELLEY, Mountain View, Calif.; Suanne PIERO, Coral Gables, Fla.; John S. SMITH, Rosarito, Mexico; Mike HABER, San Francisco, Calif.; and William HABER, Aventura, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Mary M. KELLEY, Mountain View, Calif.; and Jo Ann and Joseph SMITH, Rosarito, Mexico.  Preceding in death was one daughter, Helen DOERN.

                Private services will be held.  There will be no visitation or viewing.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.


Orville Honeycutt

May 17, 1927 - April 11, 1996

                Orville HONEYCUTT, 68, Route 1, County Rod 375 South, Akron, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

                He was born in Paintsville, Ky., to Valentine and Dollie HONEYCUTT.  On April 5, 1945, in Boons Camp, Ky., he married Virginia P. REED, who survives.  He has lived in Akron since February, 1996, having come from Blaine, Ky.  He retired in 1971 from Wabash Alloys, Wabash, and was a member of the House of Prayer Church, both in Akron and Blaine, Ky.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Darin (Linda) FIELDS, Wabash; seven sons, Jerry and wife Brenda L. [HONEYCUTT], North Manchester; Danny and wife Brenda J. [HONEYCUTT]; Jim and wife Kay [HONEYCUTT]; Larry and wife Debbie [HONEYCUTT]; and Harold and wife Roxanne [HONEYCUTT], all of Wabash; and Bill and wife Teresa [HONEYCUTT]. and Darrell and wife Shiela [HONEYCUTT], both of Akron; twenty-three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Erma WEBB and Panzie HONEYCUTT, both of Boons Camp, Ky.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the House of Prayer Church, Akron, with the Rev. Danny HONEYCUTT officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, and one hour prior to services on Sunday at the church.

 

Kimberly K. Bollen Smith

March 11, 1970 - April 10, 1996

                Kimberly Kay WEYBREW BOLLEN SMITH, 26, 3138 Center St., Tippecanoe, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at a friend’s residence in Macy.

                She was born in Bremen to James Dale and Donna Marie PETERSON WEYBREW.  She had lived in Marshall County for most of her life and attended Triton High School.

                Surviving are her parents, Glenn and Donna SMITH, Tippecanoe; her father, James Dale WEYBREW, Niles, Mich.; a companion, Tim NASH, Macy; one sister, Tamra WEYBREW, Rochester; one step-sister, Mrs. Al (Dawn) EWING, Etna Green; two brothers, James Brian WEYBREW, Rochester;  and Tilman “Tim” WEYBREW, Etna Green; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. PETERSON, Lydick; paternal grandmother, Irene WEYBREW, Lakeville; and four nieces.  Preceding in death were two children, Tasha Renee and James Dee BOLLEN; one grandmother; one grandfather; and one great-grandmother.

                Services will be at 3 p.m Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Kimberly’s family.

 

Saturday, April 13, 1996

 

[no obits]


Monday, April 15, 1996

 

Cora M. Denney

Jan. 16, 1911 - April 14, 1996

                Cora Mae DENNEY, 85, 13349 Hickory Road, Argos, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday at Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                She was born in Wakarusa to Jackson and Nancy HARRELL YEAZEL.  She married Dale RUNYAN, and was later divorced.  On Stpe. 20, 1935, in Warsaw, she married Joseph DENNEY, who died on Oct. 18, 1971.  She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in the Argos community.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. James (Charmaine) HATFIELD, Loveland, Colo.; Barbara STOUDER, Nappanee, Mrs. David (Sue) FERRIS, Osceola; and Lonna HENRY, Plymouth; one son, Ronald and wife (Wanetta) DENNEY, Argos; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Flossie DENNEY, Argos; and one brother, Irvin V YEAZEL, Tippecanoe.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Sylvia RUNYAN; one son, Jackie Lee RUNYAN; two sisters, Fern LYONS and Joy YEAZEL; and one infant brother, Dale YEAZEL.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m Tuesday and from 9 a.m. through the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Fund and the Arthritis Foundation.

 

Hershel L. Hewitt

March 10, 1918 - April 13, 1996

                Hershel LeRoy “Roy” HEWITT, 78, West Noe St., Kimmell, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Ligonier to Lee and Leala Mae LOCKE HEWITT.  On July 26, 1947, in Fort Wayne, he married Lilia LaVern BURNS, who survives.  He was a lifetime resident of Noble County and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a track supervisor for Chessie System (formerly B&O Railroad) and was a secretary for his union local.

                Surviving with his wife are three sons, Randy HEWITT, Kendallville, Hershel Leroy “Junior” HEWITT Jr., Ligonier; and Mike HEWITT, Indianapolis; four daughters, Virgie COOPER and Penny OWSLEY, both of Kimmell; Linda HEWITT, Rochester; and Karen WEAVER, Goshen; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hubert HEWITT, Texas and Jim HEWITT, Knapp Lake; and two sisters, Margaret WADE, Cromwell; and Joan ROBBINS, Texas.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Vickie [HEWITT]; one brother, Norris [HEWITT]; and one sister, Mildred SHELEY.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier, with Linda HEWITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell.  Memorials may be made to the Boys Town.


Helen M. Ogle

Nov. 22, 1923 - April 13, 1996

                Helen Marie OGLE, 72, Denver, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indiaapolis.

                She was born to Harry and Alta McCLARAN.  On Sept. 23, 1941, in Louisville, Ky., [she was married] to Rossell OGLE, who died on Oct. 27, 1991.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

                Surviving are one son, Thomas OGLE, Macy; seven daughters, Doris Ann TURNPAUGH, Macy; Carolyn K. STUBER, Betty Jean MILLER, Patricia I. POWELL and Shirley Jean SEE, all of Denver; Diana E. MITCHELL, Warrenville, S.C.; and Barbara E. THOMPSON, Rochester; twenty-two grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Jim McCLARAN, Logansport; and Robert McCLARAN, Roann.  Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Harry McCLARAN.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Steve BATE officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

John D. Wouster

Sept. 28, 1942 - April 13, 1996

                John D. WOUSTER, 53, 1012 W. Sixth St., Peru, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru

                He was born in Peru to Frederick and Clara ASPINWALL WOUSTER.  He attended Peru High School and was a bartender.  He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru, Eagles, Moose, Literacy Aid Society, Fraternal Order of Police and American Legion.

                Surviving are his mother, Clara WOUSTER, Peru; faithful companion, Carol WILBURN, Rochester; six brothers, Howard WOUSTER, Indianapolis; George, Steve, Mike and Jeff WOUSTER, all of Peru; and Fred WOUSTER, Mexico; and two sisters, Mary ZIEMER, Monon; and Jennifer CUNNINGHAM, Peru.  Preceding in death were his father and one brother, Jacob WOUSTER.

                Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Caholic Church, Peru, with the Rev. Virgil M. BARKER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m Tuesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.

                Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.


Tuesday, April 16, 1996

 

Willetta Minglin Miller

June 30, 1922 - April 15, 1996

                Willetta MINGLIN MILLER, 73, 4634 North and 500 West, Rochester, died during the early morning hours on Monday at her residence.

                She was born near Rochester to James W. and Tincy Jane FULTZ Van LUE.  On April 1, 1945, in Rochester, she married Robert MINGLIN, who died on March 23, 1959.  On Sept. 15, 1967, in Rochester, she married Kenneth L. “Tony” MILLER, who survives.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester community, except for five years in South Bend

                She retired from Rochester Telephone Company in 1970 after 30 years of service.  She was a member of Mt. Hope United Methodist church, member and president of Mt. Hope United Methodist Women, and member and past president of AARP, all of Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Rosa) METZGER, Rochester; one son, Richard J. MINGLIN, Warsaw; five grandchildren, Deborah and Steven METZGER, both of Rochester; and Stephanie, Shawn and Aaron MINGLIN, all of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Chloris (Kathern) BARKMAN, Rochestr; and one brother, Hubert Van LUE, Indianapolis.  Preceding in death were one sister, Anna VANDERGRIFT; and two brothers, Leonard and Orvan Van LUE.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Robert METZGER and Mark KLINE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Wednesday and after 9 a.m. through the hour of services Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church.

 

Wednesday, April 17, 1996

 

Janet Osborn

Oct. 4, 1943 - April 15, 1996

                Janet “Jane” OSBORN, 52, West 14th St., Mishawaka, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday at Abbott Northwester Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.

                She was born in Kewanna to Ernest and Cecil DICKENSON HART.  On June 1, 1963, in Burr Oak, she married Edwin Paul OSBORN, who survives.  She was the customer service supervisor for 16 years at J.C. Penney, Mishawaka.  She was a member of Timberland Bible Church, South Bend.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Paula HULETT, Mishawaka; and Cheryl GEARY, South Bend; one son, Timothy [OSBORN], Indianapolis; two grandchildren; two sisters, Sister M CAROLITA, C.S.C., Los Angeles, Calif; and Joanne WALTERS, Pendleton; two brothers, Glenn HART, Las Cruces, N.M.  Preceding in death were three brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Timberland Bible Church, South Bend, with the Rev. John RAILTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

 

June F. Polley

                June F. POLLEY, 82, Four Seasons Mobile Home Court, Lot No. 27, died at 2:15 p.m Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

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


Thursday, April 18, 1996

 

June F. Polley

June 5, 1913 - April 16, 1996

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for June F. POLLEY, 82, formerly of Lot No. 27, Four Seasons Mobile Home Court.

                The Rev. Donald BRENNEMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Friday and from 9:30 a.m through the hour of services Saturay at the funeral home.

                Mrs. Polley died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester, where she had resided for the past two months.  She was born near Walnut, southeast of Argos, to Clayton and Loella ALDERFER FLETCHER.  On Nov. 25, 1930, near Culver, she married R. Edward POLLEY, who died on March 15, 1992.  She lived her entire life in the Macy and Rochester communties and retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx Inc. in 1978.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester Women of the Moose and the Macy Mother’s Club.

                Surviving are one son, Larry E. and wife Judy POLLEY, Lafayette; seven grandchildren, Susan KIRK, Greenwood; Margot DENGER, Carmel; Dee Ann POLLEY, Indianapolis; Brenda DOWNS, Rochester; Natalie NEGREROS, Akron; and Gretchen BUTLER and Greg PHILLIPS, both of Lafayette;eight great-grandchildren, [and one daughter-in-law, Donna J. POLLEY].  Preceding in death were one son, D. Ward POLLEY, who died in February, 1977, and four sisters, Ruth DURKES, Erma O’DELL, Evadean DAVIS and Lucille REDDINGER.

 

Friday, April 19, 1996

 

Eunice E. Houser

March 14, 1912 - April 17, 1996

                Eunice E. HOUSER, 84, Life Care Center of Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Montgomery County, Ark, to Roy O. and Dora E. WHITE GRAVES  On Nov. 4, 1928, in Langley, Ark., she married Lewis BASHAW, who died on Feb. 6, 1946.  On Dec. 24, 1960, in Huntington, she married Herman M. HOUSER, who died on April 2, 1974  She was a retired grocery store clerk and a member of Baptist Church, Delight, Ark., and Salvation Army Ladies Home League, Huntington  She was a former resident of Kewanna and Huntington.

                Surviving are three daughters, Linda JONES, Kewanna; Wanda ALDRED, Shoals, and Elois DRAIN, Malvern, Ark.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, David GRAVES, Cove, Ark; and Elder Booker GRAVES, Mt. Ida, Ark.; and four sisters, Nellie PINSON, Langley, Ark.; Margie PATE, Amity, Ark.; Wanza SMITH, Martins Ferry, Ohio; and Flossie LOWERY, Albert Pike, Ark.  Preceding in death were one son, two brothers and two sisters.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Kewanna Chapel, with the Rev. Denise DAVAULT officiating.  Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory, Marion.  Friends may call from 9 a.m through the hour of services at the funeral home  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Heart Fund.


John A. Huff

Feb. 15, 1938 - April 18, 1996

                John Arthur HUFF, 58, 102 E Center St., Burket, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

                He was born in Warsaw to Paul and Agnes BROWN HUFF.  On Dec. 7, 1954, in Denver, he married Tona KUHN, who survives.  He was a resident of Burket for 41 years, having come from Warsaw.  He was a custodian at Burket Elementary School and was the Burket Town Marshal for over 20 years.

                He attended Burket United Methodist Church, was a member of the Burket Fire Department, an officer of Indiana Volunteer Firemens Association and past president of County Firemens Associationl.  He was named past “Burket Citien of the Year,” “County Fireman of the Year,” and “Burket Fireman of the Year.”

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Matt (Nancy) SHAFER, Wabash; one son, Kim and wife (Jan) HUFF, Warsaw; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Alice [HUFF], Warsaw; and Ruth Ann [HUFF], Tippecanoe.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Eric STOOPS and Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Home Health Care and Hospice of Kosciusko County.

 

Audra L. McKee

                Audra L. McKEE, 89, Winter Park, Fla., died Wednesday, April 17, in Winter Park, Fla.

                She was born in Mexico to Franklin and Bertha BENTZ DILLMAN.  She was a resident of Rochester before moving to Florida in 1969.  She was a former hotel manager in Rochester, a member of Rebekah Lodge, Rochester, and a member of Pine Castle United Methodist church, Pine Castle, Fla.

                Surviving are one son, Paul BRINEY, Tampa, Fla; one step-daughter, Dixie CURRY, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pine Castle United Methodist Church, Pine Castle, Fla.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Orlando, Fla.

                Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Sarah E. Bond Brown

                Sarah E. BOND BROWN, 63, 1318 Washington St., died at 6:13 a.m. today at her residence, where she resided with her son Roger and wife Mary BOND.

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

 

Michael K. Petrosky

                Michael Kim PETROSKY, 39, 3643 S. Bruner Road, Warsaw, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in a two-vehicle automobile accident at the intersection of Kosckusko County Roads 900 South and 1000 East.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Robert R. Porter

Jan. l23, 1928 - April 18, 1996

                Robert R. PORTER, 68, 3215 Country Club Drive East, died at 12:22 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Kokomo to Marvin “Glay” and Madeline A. FLORA PORTER.  On May 13, 1950, in Kokomo, he married Catherine V BECHELLI, who survives.  He retired in 1987 from Delco Electronics after 25 years.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers No. 292 and served in the Seabees of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, William J. PORTER, Rochester; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina L. and Stanley B. LITTLE, Mulberry; two grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donal G. and Valerie PORTER and James L. and Mildred L. PORTER, all of Kokomo; one sister and brother-in-law, E. Rosanna and Richard STAHL, Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews.

               Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Fenn & Shirley Mortuary, Colonial Chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. Francis I. KILCLINE officiating.  Friends may call from 1 p.m through the hour of services Saturday at the mortuary.  Mr. Porter will be cremated and a private burial of the remains will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Diabetes Association.

 

Saturday, April 20, 1996

 

Sarah E. Bond Brown

March 22, 1933 - April 19, 1996

                Sarah E. BOND BROWN, 63, 1318 Washington St., died Friday at the home of her son, Roger BOND.  She had been ill for a long time.

                She was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Robert and Mary Jane REFFITT, who preceded in death.  She lived most of her life in Rochester.  She was married to Earl BOND who died April 17, 1970.  She later married Robert A. BROWN.  They were divorced.  She retired from Torin Brookside Corp. after 33 years of service.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Argos.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Debra) LaBERE, Rochester; two sons, Roger and Mary BOND, Rochester, and Kenneth [BOND], Elkhart; eight grandchildren, Ryan and B.J. [BOND], both of Rochester; Scott FIGERT, Lakelad, Fla.; Dustin FIGERT, South Bend; Michelle SPURLOCK and Felica BESSE, both of Rochester; and Kyle and Nick LaBERE, both of Walkerton; three great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Sandy, Tina and Jackie BROWN, all of Spartanburg, S.C.; one step-son, Randy BROWN, Rochester; two sisters, Agnes BRIGHT, Rochester, and Mrs. Edward (Mary) LANGLEY, Anderson.  Preceding in death were one son, Michael E. [BOND], one sister, Areminda BRADLEY and one brother, Clifton REFFITT.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Argos, with pastor Robert MACE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour before the services Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.


Michael K. Petrosky

Aug. 27, 1956 - April 18, 1996

                Michael Kim “Kemo” PETROSKY, 39, 3643 South Bruner Road, Warsaw, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday from injuries received during a two-car accident at the corner of County Roads 900 South and 1000 East in Kosciusko County.

                He was born in Rochester to Rudolph J. and Carolyn Sue LOCKRIDGE PETROSKY.  On May 19,  1979 in Burbon he married Faith YOUNG, who survives.  He was the head of the adhesive department at Sonoco Products Company, Akron.  He was a sports enthusiast and 1974 graduate of Akron High School.

                Surviving with his wife and parents are one son, Brandon [PETROSKY], Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Teresa) WALLACE, Casper, Wy., one brother, Steven and his wife Lisa [PETROSKY], Akron; and nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, [Mrs. Myrtle YOUNG, Bourbon; sister-in-law], Cheryl STOUDER, Nappanee, and two brothers-in-law, Doyle and Glenn [PETROSKY], both of Nappanee.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Peter GREENHOWE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Akron Cemetery.  [Memorials may be made to a trust fund eing set up for his son, Brandon].

 

Monday, April 22, 1996

 

Pauline W. Coy

June 15, 1909 - April 19, 1996

                Pauline W. COY, 86, 504 S. Detroit St, Warsaw, died at 10:23 p.m. Friday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born in Milford to Jacob and Lillie Fay ROBINSON.  On June 22, 1929, in Warsaw, she married Orville E. COY, who died on Feb. 25, 1981.  She had resided in Warsaw for 1 1/2 years, having come from Mentone.  She was a homemaker and attended the Warsaw Wesleyan Church.

                Surviving are one son, Orville COY Jr., Springfield, Va. three daughters, Mrs. James (Joy) AUSTIN, Apex, N.C.; Mrs. Jay (Donna) WOODRUFF, Mentone; and Mrs. Royal (Frances) BAUM, Pierceton; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great-gradchildren.  Preceding in death were four sisters and ten brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Robert KLATT and Rick SHOCKLEY officiatig.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Marcella Wentzel

Feb. 12, 1925 - April 17, 1996

                Marcella WENTZEL, 71, 1725 Colonial Bay, died Wednesday, April 17, in Venice, Fla. where she resides for part of the year.

                Surviving are her husband, Robert J. WENTZEL; and one sister, Cuma BECHT, Rochester.  She was a member of the Rochester Women of the Moose.

                Private burial services will e held in the near future in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.  Cremation has already taken place.


Lois A. Mallock

Nov. 15, 1906 - April 21, 1996

                Lois A. MALLOCK, 89, South Whitley, died at 9:24 a.m. Sunday at the Whitley Memorial Hospital, Columbia City.

                She was born in Allen County to Jesse L. and Odessa SPITLER SPANN  She was a 1924 graduate of South Whitley High School.  On March 5, 1924, in South Whitley, she married Carl STONER, who died in 1933.

                In March, 1936, in Columbia City, she married Roscoe MALLOCK, who died in 1974.  They lived in Cleveland Township, Whitley County, before moving to South Whitley in 1973.  Mrs. Mallock moved to her present home in 1978.  She worked for 18 years at the Ideal Dress Shop and was a member of the South Whitley Church of the Brethren and the South Whitley Literary Club.

                Surviving are one son, Wade STONER, South Whitley; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) ABLE, Big Barbee Lake; Mrs. Rchard (Judith) CORDILL, Mishawaka; Mrs. Jerry (Janet) RUEF, Huntington; and Mrs. Leslie (Margaret) WALTERS, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-gradchildren, and two brothers, Bill and Phil SPANN, both of North Manchester.  Preceding in death were one son, Tom STONER; three brothers, George, Maynard and Leonard SPANN; and one sister, Mrs. Don (Catherine) LANDIS.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with the Rev. Alan KAHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the South Whitley Church of the Brethren.

 

Alta M. Scott

Aug. 23, 1917 - April 20, 1996

                Alta Marie SCOTT, 78, 3110 C Manitou Park Road, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Algoa, Ark., to Edward and Polly Alice LONG SCOTT.  She had lived in Rochester since 1987, having come from Oklahoma City, Okla.  She was a retired insurance underwriter and had formerly taught insurance at Oklahoma University.  She was past preseident of the Insurance Women’s Association of Oklahoma and a member of the Rochester Elks Women’s Association.

                Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Eugene SCOTT, Rochester; Mrs. Almira [WINTERS], Walton; and Mrs. Thelma WEBSTER, Peru.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Claude and Leland SCOTT.

                Private family services will be held [at 1 p.m.] on Wednesday, with the Rev. Robert STORY officiating [at Zimmerman Family Fueral Home].  Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Glen D. Zartman

                Glen Dean “Dutch” ZARTMAN, 70, Miller Street, Fulton, died early this morning at his residence.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton.


David E. Woods Sr.

June 4, 1915 - April 19, 1996

                David E. WOODS Sr., 80, 8001 West and 100 South, Kewanna, died at 11:56 p.m. Friday at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso.

                He was born in Terre Haute to Samuel and Flora BESKEEN WOODS.  On Dec. 24, 1938, in Farmersburg, he married Elizabeth Dorothy SHAW, who died on March 19, 1992.  He was a resident of Kewanna since 1972, having come from Gary.  He retired in 1977 from American Bridge Works, Gary; and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of Forresters and the Church of the Nazarene, all of Gary.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Elizabeth) GRANT and Mrs. James (June) DYER, both of Chesterton; and Mrs. Mark (Mary Frances) CLARK, Severn, Md.; four sons, David E. Jr. and wife Donna [WOODS], Rochester; James S. [WOODS], Kewanna; Denton S. and wife Margaret [WOODS], Wisconsin; and Thomas W. and wife Sandra [WOODS]; Scherrerville; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-gradchildren; and one sister, Dorthea SARGENT, Kokomo.  Preceding in death were six sisters and one brother.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from   9 a.m. through the hour of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Alma Reffett

Nov. 28, 1931 - April 14, 1996

                Alma COFFMAN REFFETT, 64, Sebring, Fla., died Sunday, April 14, at her residence.

                She was born in Kewanna to Alvie and Fannie COFFMAN.  She was a graduate of Grass Creek High School and former resident of Kewanna.

                Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda SCHLIENGER, Lake Placid, Fla.; one son, Ronald REFFETT, Ft. Lauderale, Fla.; five grandchildren; her mother, Fannie COFFMAN; and one sister, Carol  SCOTT, Rochester.  Preceding in death were her father and a son.

                Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott’s Funeral Home, Lake Placid, Fla.  Cremation has already taken place.

 

Tuesday, April 23, 1996

 

Boyd E. Stout

Nov. 26, 1933 - April 21, 1996

                Boyd E. STOUT, 62, Elkhart, died at 9 p.m. at the Veterans Administration Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Akron to Adam and Lavon (SPEICHER) STOUT.  His mother survives.

                He was a machinist working at various tool and die companies in the Elkhart area.  He retired due to health reasons.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War.

                Surviving are two sons, Thomas W. and Mark E. STOUT, both of Elkhart; one daugher, Mrs. Janet SONAM, Elkhart; one brother, Bob STOUT, Akron, one sister, Mrs. Gerry LANTZ, Elkhart; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.

                Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart with the Rev. Raymond P. LABORDE officiating.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m Wednesday at Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart.

                Memorials may be left to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Glen D. Zartman

June 27, 1925 - April 22, 1996

                Glen Dean “Dutch” ZARTMAN, 70, Miller Street, Fulton, died early Monday morning at his residence.

                He was born in Mexico to John W.F. and Marie (FLENNER) ZARTMAN.  He had lived in the Fulton area all his life.  He owned Big Z Hardware and was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple and [a past member of] the [board of trustees of the] Caston [Educational Center].  He was active in the Fulton Athletic League and Fulton Park programs.

                Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Rosanna OVERMYER, Rochester; Mrs. Janet COPLEN, Argos; Mrs. Carolyn YOUNG, Rochester; several nieces and nephews; and one aunt, Mrs. Helen BEMENDERFER, Tucson, Ariz.

                He was preceded in death by one brother, John [ZARTMAN].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home [in Fulton] with the Rev. Lonnie PETERS officiating  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

                Memorials may be left to the Fulton Baptist Temple.

 

Michael Wallis

                Michael WALLIS, 54, Mentone, died Monday.  Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 1996

 

Michael L. Wallis

Nov. 12, 1941 - April 22, 1996

                Michael L. WALLIS, 54, Mentone, died Monday on Kosciusko County Road 500 South, south of Mentone of natural causes.

                He was born in Connersville to Carl E. and Thelma E. (DAVIS) WALLIS.

                He lived in the Mentone area most of his life.  He was a welder.

                Surviving are his father, Fort Wayne; two daughers, Mrs. Pami HUNSBERGER, Mentone; Dawn WALLIS, Mentone; four sons, Michael A. and Robert A. [WALLIS], of Mentone; Scott [WALLIS], Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Bud PHILLIPS, Mentone; one brother, Tim A. WALLIS, Vesta, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

                He was preceded in death by his mother; one sister, Nena M. WALLIS; and one brother, Steven WALLIS.

                Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Claude STOGSDILL officiting  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, April 25, 1996

 

Frances A. Frick

                Frances A. FRICK, 93, Mexico, died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Continuing Care Center in Peru.  Funeral arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home in Denver.


Rachel M. Templeton

Aug. 7, 1934 - April 25, 1996

                Rachel M. TEMPLETON, 61, 718 Pontiac St., Rochster died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

                She was born in Gary to Merwin W. and Sylvia M. (SEWELL) TARVIN.  She married David J. “Jim” TEMPLETON Sept. 29, 1956 in Gary.  He survives.

                She formerly owned The Sewing Center in Rochester.  She was a member of the Church of Fulton and the Patriots of Liberty.

                Surviving are her mother, Sylvia, Conover, N.C.; three sons, Kenneth R. [TEMPLETON], Traverse City., Mich., Alan R. [TEMPLETON], Champaign, Ill., Paul D. [TEMPLETON], Fishers; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marie REILLY, Conover, N.C.; Mrs. Sarah McGILL, Newton, N.C.; one brother, Glen TARVIN, Munster.

                She was preceded in death by her father, Merwin; one daughter, Suzanne G. TEMPLETON.

                Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Church Baptist Church in Rochester.  There will be a carry-in dinner at the church after services.

                There will be no visitation or burial.  Her remains are being donated to the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  Memorials may be left to Fulton County Christian Academy.

                Zimmerman Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday, April 26, 1996

 

Frances A. Frick

June 29, 1902 - April 24, 1996

                Frances A. FRICK, 93, Mexico, died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Continuing Cre Center, Peru.

                She was born in Wabash County to Edward and Sarah Elizavbeth MORTS OYLER.  On June 30, 1934 at Banquo she married Lyman B. FRICK, who died Feb. 5, 1988.  She graduated from Somerset High School in 1920 and attended Teacher’s College of Indianapolis and Manchester College.  She was an elementary school teacher in Monroe County, Somerset, Banquo, Kokomo, Fort Wayne and Mexico.  She retired in 1962.  She was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association and United Methodist Women.  She was a past matron and 50-year member of the Macy Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.  She was the co-owner of Frick Hardware in Fulton from 1947 to 1975.  She lived in Mexico from the time she was married.

                Surviving are one sister, Dorothea WEAVER, Sweetser; two sisters-in-law, Esther FRICK ad Ruth FRICK, both of Mexico, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Howard and Merritt ANDREW, and three sisters, Ellen REED, Kathryn KEM and Lois BOLINGER.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mexico Baptist Church with the Revs. William BERGSTROM and Steve FLECK officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour before services Sunday at the church.

 

Devon Pfeiffer

                Devon PFEIFFER of Plymouth died Thursday.  Funeral arrangements are pending.