FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

2000

 

 

 

Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

700 Pontiac Street

Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Sentinel

2000

Monday, January 3, 2000

Hazel B. Kercher
Hazel B. KERCHER, 81, Roann, died 4:09 a.m. today at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Mary E. Pollock
Aug. 9, 1925 - Dec. 31, 1999
Mary Edna POLLOCK, 74, Mishawaka, died 5 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Peru to Carl and Edna OHLMAN BENDER, she married G. E. POLLOCK. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Pollock was a business woman and attended Burton Church, Rochester.
Survivors include four daughters, Terra LITTLE, Indianapolis, Sandi FERREL MIGONIS and husband Tom, Rochester; Carol and husband Dennis STEVENSON, Downey, Calif.; and Karen SHAFER, Mishawaka; two stepsons, George MOLLENCUPP Jr., Tennessee and George POLLOCK III, Rochester; one sister, Naomi SCHWABERON, Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Lewis [BENDER]and Bert [BENDER], two grandsons, Douglas A. [FERRELL] and Todd A. FERRELL.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with Brother Steve NANI and Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hays House of St. Joseph County.

Robert J. Wagoner
July 29, 1925 - Dec. 30, 1999
Robert J. "Kroger Bob" WAGONER, 74, Sebring, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died Thursday in Sebring.
Born in Fletcher's Lake to Charles C. and Pearl E. MARSH WAGONER, he married Ethel Ruth "Pat" JONES on Dec. 1, 1946 in Peru. She died July 15, 1995. Mr. Wagoner was a grocer in Rochester and worked for Kroger grocery store, where he was union steward for the local Retail Clerks Union of Rochester. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rochester and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include two daughters, Melanie and husband Ron ZIESEMER, Rochester and Nancy and husband Jeff MYERS, Fishers; two sons, Tim and wife Janet WAGONER, Rochester and Robert C. WAGONER, Evan City, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Jamie RICHARDS, Josh [WAGONER], Timmy [WAGONER] and Chad WAGONER, Add [SMITH] and Andrew SMITH, Tara QUIRKE, Mary Ruth MYERS; one great-granddaughter, Madysen WAGONER; one sister, Shirley and husband Robert TOBEY, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one half sister and one niece, Debbie TOBEY.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. James W. KREFT officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mental Health Association of Indiana for the Pat Wagoner Endowment Fund or ZEEMEWS Inc. Cat Shelter, Rochester.

William H. Blackford
Sept. 23, 1927 - Dec. 31, 1999
William H. BLACKFORD, 72, Tippecanoe, died 7:30 a.m. Friday at his home.
Born in Mentone to Joseph and Sarah SEIVERS BLACKFORD, he married Donna STOUDER on Sept. 23, 1948. She survives.
Mr. Blackford was a farmer and a bus driver for Triton School Corp. for 22 years. He was Tippecanoe Township Trustee for 25 years, Secretary of the Gideons International, past member of Tippecanoe Ambulance service and Fire Department, and a World War II U. S. Army veteran.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy and David STULTS, Argos, Colleen and Barry HALTER, Rolling Prairie; four sons, Joe and Pam BLACKFORD, Hebron, Steve and Kathy BLACKFORD and Ken and Tina BLACKFORD, all of Tippecanoe, Bill Jr. and Lisa BLACKFORD, Bowie, Maryland; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six sisters, Carol BAUGHER, Helen McINTYRE, Nancy and Dick KREFT, all of Tippecanoe, Vi and Eugene WARD, Argos, Sara and Ron KAUFFMAN, Bourbon, and Rose and Ray HARROFF, Warsaw; three brothers, Robert and Zelda BLACKFORD and Dean and Barbara BLACKFORD, all of Warsaw, and Dale and Delores BLACKFORD, Tippecanoe. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Gregg STULTS, three sisters, Pauline BLACKBURN, Kathryn MONTALBANO and Mary LOZIER, and two brothers, Charles [BLACKFORD] and Paul [BLACKFORD]
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tippecanoe Community Church with the Rev. Kenneth TODD and the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating. Burial will follow in Tippecanoe Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today and 2-9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Tippecanoe Ambulance Service or Gideons International. Deaton Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, January 4, 2000

Wilma G. Beyler
April 4, 1908 - Jan. 3, 2000
Wilma G. BEYLER, 91, Plymouth, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Center, Plymouth.
Born on the family farm north of Plymouth to Ray O. and Jessie Maude TURNER BAKER, she married Cecil T. BEYLER on June 18, 1930 on the family farm. He died on May 18, 1998.
Mrs. Beyler worked as a licensed practical nurse and private duty nurse in Plymouth, including Parkview Hospital and Pilgrim Manor. She operated a gladiola business for 34 years with her husband. She attended Plymouth schools and received her nurses training at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. An 80-year member of Plymouth Wesleyan Church, she was its pianist at the church for many years. Along with accompanying her husband's quartet at the piano, she enjoyed oil painting, gardening and her grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Ray and wife Delores "Dodie" BEYLER, Anaheim, Calif.; three daughters and their spouses, Dorothy and Daren MORGAN, Plymouth, Eileen and Don COOK, Rochester, and Elna and Don DeFUR, Noblesville; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother , Deane W. and wife Babe BAKER, Burr Oak; one sister Alyce and Fawn FRITZ, South Bend; one brother-in-law, Dr. Arthur BEYLER; and two sisters-in-law, Elna STALLWOOD and Frances CROCKETT.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Glenn [BAKER] and Stanley BAKER, and one sister, Irma SUTER.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 S. Michigan Road, with the Rev. Robert VARDAMAN officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to the D.C. Youth Center of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church.

Hazel B. Kercher
Sept. 15, 1918 - Jan. 3, 2000
Hazel B. KERCHER, 81, Roann, died 4:09 a.m. Monday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Fulton County to Fred and Elma CRUM KING, she married Charles Lemoine KERCHER on Aug. 24, 1940 in Warsaw. He survives.
Mrs. Kercher was homemaker, a member of Akron Church of God and a Republican committeewoman. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Kay and husband Max MYERS, Akron and Sandra and husband Mike MILLER, Peru; one son, Richard and wife Brenda KERCHER, Roann; seven grandchildren, Byron [MYERS], Blake [MYERS] and Brett MYERS, Akron, Tonya [KERCHER] and J. R. KERCHER, both of Roann, Heather SIMPSON and Hayley DONALD, both of Peru; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Frances MILLER, Rochester, Elvira and husband Gerald ROMINE, Mentone, Julia and husband Bill FAULKNER, Bremen, and Charlotte and husband Richard MASSEY, Hot Springs, Ark.; one brother, Ed and wife Juanita KING, Rochester.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby DINWOODIE.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Akron Church of God with the Rev. Terry McGARRITY officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron or one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.

Wednesday, January 5, 2000

Francis D. Smith
Francis D. SMITH, 71, 300 E. Fourth St., Apr. 1 C, died 5:15 a.m. ltoday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Frances P. Hewitt
Frances PARKER HEWITT, 83, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in her home.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Ruth R. Kendall
April 14, 1915 - Jan. 4, 2000
Ruth R. "Poody" KENDALL, 84, Argos, died 12:q5 a.m. Tuesday at her home.
Born in Argos to John and Lila ULRICH ALDERFER, she married William Henry "Hank" KENDALL on Dec. 1, 1951 in Argos. He died on Nov. 27, 1993.
Mrs. Kendall worked for Overmyer Grocery Store, Culver Military Academy and for 25 years at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. A graduate of Culver High School, she was a 60-year member of Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge 844 and attended Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheri and husband James REEVE, Pierceton; two sons, Stanley A. KENDALL, Indianapolis and Larry E. and wife Connie KENDALL, Bremen; two granddaughters, Ashley [KENDALL] and Ashton KENDALL, Argos; three step grandsons, Michael, Scott and Brian; three step granddaughters, Heather, Jennifer and Penny; two step great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos with the Rev. Tony SCHNEIDERS officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday or after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge 844 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Cancer Society, Woodlawn Home Health Care or Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge 844.

Wallace H. Vice
Jan. 5, 1916 - Jan. 4, 2000
Wallace H. "Wally" VICE, 83, Macy, died 2:03 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to Jess and Ruth ALLEN VICE, he married Donna F. "Dolly" SOUTHERTON on Sept. 6, 1936 in Macy. She died July 19, 1988.
Mr. Vice retired in 1976 from N&W Railroad as a heavy equipment operator after 32 years. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he received three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, a member of Glen Owens Post 14 American Legion, Peru, served 52 years on the Macy Volunteer Fire Department, and was a member of Macy Christian Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara and husband Willis WIDEMAN, Macy; one son, Ronald L. and wife Darlene VICE, Fulton; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal WARNER and Mary BALMER, both of Plymouth; two brothers, Jesse VICE, Rochester and Wayne VICE, Mesa, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard VICE.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. David WELSH officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted at Five Corners Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thomas J. Leavell
Dec. 17, 1942 - Jan. 3, 2000
Thomas Jay LEAVELL, 57, Plymouth, died at 11:55 a.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital at South Bend.
Born in Miami County to Howard M. and Nettie L. MOORE LEAVELL, he married Mary Lou WALKER on July 12, 1969 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Leavell began his career as a State Farm Insurance agent in Plymouth in 1970. He was a charter member of Elks, a member of the Moose, Eagles and Lions Club, all in Plymouth, and a long time supporter of local youth sports. He served on the Board of Directors of the Behavioral Health Care Center, Plymouth, was a member of the Plymouth Police Board for 12 years, and was active in the Marshall County Republican Party. He enjoyed golf.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Jay "TJ" LEAVELL, Jr., Plymouth, and Steve LEAVELL, South Bend; his mother, South Bend; and one sister, Pam and husband James PAINTER, Metamora, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Center St., Plymouth with the Rev. Anthony GILLESPIE officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth. Memorials may be made to Plymouth High School Speech Team or a charity of one's choice.

Thursday, January 6, 2000

Francis D. Smith
Aug. 2, 1928 - Jan. 5, 2000
Francis D. SMITH, 71, 300 E. Fourth St., Apt. 1 C, died 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Leiters Ford to Grover and Chloe BALL SMITH, he married Donna J. KINDIG on Nov. 2, 1952 in Rochester.
Mr. Smith retired from Culver Military Academy after 23 years. He was member of Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy LEHMAN, Novato, Calif. and Jean and husband Bob MIZE, Kokomo; three grandchildren, John [LEHMAN] and Heather LEHMAN, Columbus, Ohio, Michael MIZE, Kokomo; one sister, Marietta THYE, Gas City; two brothers, Hugh and wife Ruth SMITH, Macy, and Robert and wife Barbara SMITH, Leiters Ford; his mother-in-law, Eva KINDIG, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Frances SMITH, Logansport; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters in infancy and one sister, Marge HOUSE, and one brother Donald [SMITH].
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Dorothy JONES officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday or one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

Frances P. Hewitt
Dec. 28, 1916 - Jan. 4, 2000
Frances [WENTZEL] PARKER HEWITT, 83, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home.
Burn in Monterey to Charles and Stella DECKER WENTZEL, she married Virgil A. PARKER on Nov. 26, 1936 in Kewanna. He died March 12, 1969. She married Stan HEWITT on Oct. 25, 1980 in Rochester. He died Oct. 13, 1986.
Mrs. Hewitt was owner and operator of the Magic Mirror Beauty Salon in Rochester from 1962 to 1976. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.
Survivors include four daughters, Dr. Betty PARKER, Niles, Mich., Dr. Doris and husband Dr. Robert LOIS, Shrub Oak, N.Y., Nancy and husband Robert WAGNER, Bradenton, Fla., and Diane and husband Jay MOORE, Frankfort; one son, Virgil W. "Bill" and wife Barb PARKER, Demotte; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred BRUGH, Rochester, Katie STURDEVANT, Bellview, Fla., Mary Alice FRYE, Elkhart and Patty COSGRAY, Crystal Lake, Ill.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester with the Rev. John ZAHN officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friday, January 7, 2000

Fannie L. Klingerman
Fannie L. KLINGERMAN, Plymouth, died 7 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Woodie McGlothin
Woodie McGLOTHIN, 84, Leiters Ford, died 4:35 a.m. today at St. Mary's Medical Center, Hobart.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Mary G. Sullivan
Mary Gene SULLIVAN, 82, Elmhurst, Ill., formerly of 1219 Lakeshore Drive, Rochester, died 3:05 p.m. Thursday at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, January 8, 2000

Mary Gene Sullivan
Dec. 5, 1917 - Jan. 6, 2000
Mary Gene SULLIVAN, 82, Elmhurst, Ill., formerly of 1219 Lakeshore Drive, Rochester, died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday at her home.
Born to William and Rosa BRAUGHN CHILDERS in Miami County, Sullivan married Lawrence E. SULLIVAN on Aug. 10, 1935 in Bunker Hill. He preceded in death on Feb. 13, 1986.
Mrs. Sullivan lived in Rochester until 1994 when she moved to Elmhurst, Ill. She was a nurse for Dr. D. K. STINSON and Dr. Bill RUSLER. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet and husband Dr. Alberto MONTI, Elmhurst, Ill.; one son Michael L. SULLIVAN, Columbus; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and two brothers.

Woodie Edward McGlothin
July 6, 1917 - Jan. 7, 2000
Woodie Edward McGLOTHIN, 82, Leiters Ford, died at 4:35 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center, Hobart.
Born to Fred and Ada Belle HUFF McGLOTHIN in Harlan County, Ky., he married Wilma M. SHEPHERD on July 2, 1948 in South Bend. She preceded in death on Feb. 14, 1988.
Mr. McGlothin lived in the Leiters Ford area since 1955 coming from Grass Creek. He was a machinist at Sealed Power Corp., Rochester; retiring in 1982. He and his wife owned and operated the "Wil Wood Cafe" in Leiters Ford from 1955-73. In 1970 he and his wife founded the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Depot Museum, Leiters Ford.
He was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, the Leiters Ford Volunteer Fire Department, the Leiters Ford Business Mens Association, and the Leiters Ford Improvement Corp. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater, and he was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He also served on the Culver Community School Corp. school board.
He is survived by three daughters, Patricia PLOTHOW and her husband Fritz, Plymouth; Victoria RUSSELL and her husband Bill, Leiters Ford; Bettie GROSS and her husband Ron, Kewanna; and 17 grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Joy HUNTER, Rochester; Ella RICHARDS and her husband Bob, Clearwater, Fla., and one brother, Fred McGLOTHIN and his wife Rosemary, Rochester. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a granddaughter, four sisters and one brother.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 2-7 p.m. Sunday or one hour prior to service on Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery where the American Legion and the V.F.W. will conduct military graveside rites. Memorials may be made to the Leiters Ford Community Building Landscaping Fund.

Monday, January 10, 2000

Jean Davis
Jan. 30, 1928 - Jan. 6, 2000
Jean DAVIS, 71, died Thursday at Grant Medical Center.
Mrs. Davis was born in Indianapolis and graduated in 1949 from Indiana University where she majored in business.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda and husband Rick ROSINE, Grove City, and Kathy and husband John IMSEN, Televford, Tenn; three grandchildren, Andrew (IBSEN) and Lucas IBSEN and Kara ROSINE; four brothers, Jack E. [IRISH], John [IRISH], Bill [IRISH] and Frank E. IRISH, Jr.; one brother-in-law Donald A. DAVIS.
Services are at 2:30 p.m. today at Schroedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, with the Rev. George HARTMAN officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to the time of services today at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.

Fannie L. Klingerman
July 5, 1916 - Jan. 6, 2000
Fannie L. KLINGERMAN, 83, Plymouth, died 7 p.m. Thursday in Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in Starke County to James and Elizabeth ANDERSON HOWARD, she married Fred KLINGERMAN on June 26 1934.
Mrs. Klingerman was a cook at Pesch's and Mundy's restaurants for 40 years. She attended Plymouth schools. A homemaker, she enjoyed raising African violets. A Sunday school teacher, her specialty was Chalk Talk Stories at His Majesty's Assembly of God Church Sunday school, Plymouth
Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Ann FURNIVALL, Rochester; one son, James Richard KLINGERMAN, Plymouth; three grandsons, Steve and Ann FURNIVALL, Mike and wife Terri FURNIVALL, all of Rochester, and James R. KLINGERMAN, Jr., Plymouth; five granddaughters, Sue FURNIVALL and companion Ron STEELMAN, Rochester, Tammy BACA, Karen and Jim HARVEY, Sharon and Mike GRIGSBY and Beth and Joe GARCIA, all of Plymouth; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evaline BARCUS and Ollie HOWARD, both of Plymouth, and Marie NICODEMUS, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at noon today at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth with the Rev. Robert VARDAMAN, Seniors Pastor of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemeterty, Plymouth. Friends called from 10 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

John J. Dillingham
John J. DILLINGHAM, 54, Leiters Ford, died 5:18 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Everett W. Welborn
June 26, 1929 - Jan. 8, 2000
Everett W. WELBORN, 70, Mentone, died 11:10 p.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Marshall County to Virgil and Hazel AUSTIN WELBORN, he married Joan HONEGGER on May 15, 1949 in Bremen. She survives.
Mr. Welborn was a farmer and a craftsman. He was a lifetime resident of Mentone, resided on the same farm for 50 years, and graduated from Bourbon High School in 1947. A member of First Baptist Church, Mentone, where he was a deacon, trustee and Sunday School teacher, he was a member of the Lion's Club.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest W. and wife Bonnie WELBORN, Big Bend, Wisc., and Gary L. WELBORN, Bourbon; four grandchildren, Amy MIDDAUGH, Brent WELBORN, Alissa [WELBORN] and Kristin WELBORN; three brothers, John and wife Marcile WELBORN, Fort Wayne, David and wife Donnie WELBORN, Warsaw, Charles and wife Marilyn WELBORN, Argos.
He was preceded in death by one son, Philip WELBORN in 1972, three brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Joe OLSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Mentone.

Tuesday, January 11, 2000

Ralph E. Shewman
Ralph E. SHEWMAN, 82, Akron, died 1:30 a.m. today at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

John J. Dillingham
July 19, 1945 - Jan. 9, 2000
John J. DILLINGHAM, 54, Leiters Ford, died 5:18 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Kentucky to Fred and Audrie FLEMMING DILLINGHAM, he married Opal Jean PYLE on Oct. 16, 1970 in Griffith. She survives.
Mr. Dillingham was a welder for 34 years at Thrall Car Corporation, Chicagto Heights, Ill. and a member of Teamsters Union 1252. A resident of Leiters Ford area since 1995 coming from Gary, he was a member of Hammond Nazarene Church.
Survivors include five sons, Jeffrey S. and wife Stefanie DILLINGHAM, Rochester, Robbie L. [DILLINGHAM], Jason W. [DILLINGHAM], Patrick J. [DILLINGHAM], and Adam M. DILLINGHAM, all at home; one grandson, Cole R. DILLINGHAM, Rochester; two sisters, Brenda Lee [KENDER] and Lou May KENDER, both of Whitesville, W. Va.; two brothers, Bruce and wife Teddy DILLINGHAM, Whitesville and Eugene and wife Linda DILLINGHAM, Hammond; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, January 12, 2000

Ralph E. Shewman
Dec. 2, 1917 - Jan. 11, 2000
Ralph E. SHEWMAN, 82, Akron, died 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home.
Born in Macy to Merl and Ruby MERLEY SHEWMAN, he married Edna Mae BUTTERBAUGH on July 1, 1936 in North Manchester. She survives.
Mr. Shewman owned and operated South End Motors, Akron for 39 years and was a farmer. A member of Akron Church of the Brethren where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon, he was a past member of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Akron Cemetery Board, all in Akron.
Survivors include four sons and their spouses, Stanley and Carol Ann SHEWMAN, Harold and Janice SHEWMAN, Con and Sherry SHEWMAN, all of Akron, and Royce and Sally SHEWMAN, Muncie; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brothers, the Rev. William SHEWMAN, Denver; two sistes, Norma and husband Robert TAYLOR, Denver and Ruby Ann and husband the Rev. Howard McFADDEN, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Akron Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Clark SHEARER and Rev. John MISHLER officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of the Brethren.

Thursday, January 13, 2000

Marcille M. Azbell
July 18, 1918 - Jan. 12, 2000
Marcille M. AZBELL, 81, 321 Westwood Lane, died 11:40 a.m. Wednesday at her daughter's home.
Born in Thornhope to Felix Gilbert and Effie CLOUSE JONES, she married C. Wright AZBELL on Dec. 7, 1941. He died on Oct. 29, 1986.
Mrs. Azbell was a homemaker. She emjoyed playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Charles G. and wife Pat AZBELL, Logansport; one daughter, Beverly J. and Jerry HENDERSON, Rochester; five grandchildren, Douglas and wife Lori AZBELL, Greensboro, N.C., Sheryl AZBELL HUFF, Logansport, Jeffery AZBELL, Madison, Wis., Krystal ADAIR, Orlando, Fla. and Todd ADAIR, Corcoba, Tenn.; two great-grandchiuldren, Elizabeth HUFF and Kelly AZBELL; two sisters, Iris RUFFNER, Logansport, and Alerta JONES, Munster; and severla nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Four County Counseling Center or the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana.

Carrie Swihart
Carrie SWIHART, 89, formerly of Akron, died 2 a.m. today at ExtandaCare of Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Friday, January 14, 2000

Joanne Croussore
Feb. 8, 1925 - Jan. 13, 2000
Betty Joanne CROUSSORE, 74, Elkhart, formerly of 710 E. 12th St., died at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Rochester to Donald and Leota HUNTER HURTZ, she married Harley CROUSSORE on Nov. 26, 1948. He died April 29, 1983.
Mrs. Croussore was a homemaker and a charter and 50-year member of Rochester Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include one son, Michael W. and wife Cindy CROUSSORE, Rochester; one sister, Frances GOOD, Elkhart; four nieces.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Howard DAILEY.
Services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rochester Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Don MEYER and Rev. Wanda MEEK officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Rochester Church of the Nazarene.

Carrie I. Swihart
Jan. 12, 1911 - Jan. 13, 2000
Carrie I. SWIHART, 89, formerly of Akron, died 1:50 a.m. Thursday at ExtendaCare of Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to Sylvester and Eliza CHURCHILL, she married Russell L. SWIHART on Oct. 22, 1927 in Rochester. He died Jan. 13, 1988.
Mrs. Swihart was a homemaker and worked at Kralis Brothers Foods, Mentone. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors include three daughters, Pauline and husband Alvin RUFF, Norma HAMMOND and Judy and husband Gene MONTAGUE, all of Akron; two sons, Leroy and wife Donna SWIHART, North Webster, and Jack and wife Ann SWIHART, Gilead; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild, one great-grandchild, one sister, Grace [CHURCHILL], and one brother, Jack [CHURCHILL].
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron with the Rev. Larry PYEATT and Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Margaret E. Burrous
Oct. 16, 1913 - Jan. 13, 2000
Margaret E. BURROUS, 86, Mexico, died 1:48 a.m. Thursday at her home.
Born in Adams Township, Cass County, to Marion Franklin and Etta Blanche GRAFT SWANK, she married Thomas R. BURROUS on Nov. 21, 1934 in Cass County. He died Nov. 15, 1972.
Mrs. Burrous was a homemaker and a member of Mexico Church of the Brethren. She graduated from Twelve Mile High School in 1931.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley E. SNYDER, Avilla, and Judy M. ROKOSCH, Pittsboro; three grandsons, Jeff [SNYDER], Ron [SNYDER] and Terry SNYDER; four great-grandchildren, Mike [SNYDER], Ron [SNYDER], Eric [SNYDER] and Jena SNYDER; one sister, Maryanna WALTON, Twelve Mile.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elmira KIMPEL BROWN and Myrtle SWANK, and one brother, James E. SWANK.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Eldon KRIDER and Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mexico Church of the Brethren.

Rachel Craig
Rachel CRAIG, 84, Logansport, formerly of Rochester, died at 6:23 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Rachel Craig
June 28, 1915 - Jan. 14, 2000
Rachel CRAIG, 84, Logansport, formerly of Rochester, died 6:23 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to Roscoe and Mary Jane ANGLEMYER CONRAD, she married Lloyd W. CRAIG on Aug. 3, 1935 in Rochester. He died April 11, 1994.
Mrs. Craig was a homemaker and past employee of Gamble and Berkway Stores, Rochester. She was a member of Reiter Club and a 50-year member of Rochester First Baptist Church where she was financial secretary and served on many church committees and boards.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen SOMMERS, Logansport, Wanda and husband Dan BROWER, Rochester, and Phyllis and husband Denny THOMPSON, Akron; one son, Allan and wife Marilyn CRAIG, Russiaville; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace L. BRUBAKER, Kokomo; and one brother, Byron E. CONRAD, Sacramento, Calif.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Rochester First Baptist Church.

Monday, January 17, 2000

Roberta E. Sickmiller
July 24, 1916 - Jan. 15, 2000
Roberta Elizabeth SICKMILLER, 83, Huntertown, formerly of Plymouth, died 7:45 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Fort Wayne.
Born in Sevastopol near Mentone to Marion and Ice Igo TAYLOR, she married Raymond SICKMILLER on Oct. 2, 1939 in Valparaiso. He died on May 29, 1988.
Mrs. Sickmiller was a homemaker and a member of Cloverleaf CB Club. She moved to Huntertown in 1994 from Plymouth where she had resided for 42 years.
Survivors includeine son, Richard SICKMILLER, Huntert own; six grandchildren, Carl CULP, Fort Wayne, Duane CULP, Plymouth, Rodney SELLERS, Akron, and Andris (SICKMILLER), Shane (SICKMILLER) and Case SICKMILLER, all of Fort Wayne; four great-grandchildren, Jacob (CULP) and Zachary CULP, Fort Wayne, and Katelyn (CULP) and Brittany CULP, Plymouth; one sister, Wanda LOWRY, Plymouth; three brothers, Keith and wife Bertha TAYLOR, Norman and wife Doris TAYLOR, all of California, Arden TAYLOR, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Ruth SELLERS.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos with the Rev. Mark FISHBURN officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 18, 2000

Esther A. Shriver
Feb. 14, 1917 - Jan. 17, 2000
Esther Ann SHRIVER, 82, formerly of Akron, died 10:19 p.m. Monday at Wabash Healthcare Center, Wabash.
Born in Wabash to Sylvester and Daisey SWELL SWEARES, she married Chester Jefferson SHRIVER on Jan. 3, 1932 in Wabash. He died May 22, 1988.
A homemaker and a member of Akron Church of God, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara and husband William COPPOCK, Wabash, and Cheryl SMITH, Akron; four sons, Harry Dale and wife Patricia SHRIVER, Syracuse, Jack J. and wife Norma SHRIVER, Silver Lake, Milo R. SHRIVER, Akron, and James Dean and wife Inga SHRIVER, San Antonio, Texas; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Mark SHRIVER, five brothers and one sister, Laura BAKER.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Forster & Good Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Remie L. Irby
Dec. 11, 1999 - Jan. 18, 2000
Infant Remie Lee IRBY 2705 Park Place, died 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
She was born in Logansport to Sean P. IRBY and Virginist M. EARLY.
Survivors include her parents, Rochester; maternal grandparents, Debra Sue EARLY, Rochester, and John Mark EARLY, Fulton; paternal grandparents, James and Marla Kay WICHT, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Jary and Robin IRBY, Holiday, Fla.; maternal great-grandparents, Priscilla FRANK, Avon, Fla., Denzol THOMPSON, Logansport, Dick and Barbara EARLTY, Clymers; paternal great-grandparents, Gladys WINN, Elkins, W. Va., and James IRBY, Holiday, Fla.
She was preceded in death by one paternal great-grandfather, Emmit WINN and one maternal great-grandmother, Jeanette IRBY.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corinth Cemetery, east of Twelve Mile, with the Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Memorials may be made to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation.

Thursday, January 20, 2000

Robert M. Carr
April 29, 1912 - Jan. 19, 2000
Robert M. CARR, 87, Peru, formerly of Rochester, died 12:40 p.m. Wednesday at Towne House Health Center, Fort Wayne.
Born in Peru to Morris D. and Mary CHANDLER CARR, he married Kathryn BOELTER on June 19, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. She died Dec. 20, 1998.
A retired Norfolk & Western Railroad conductor, he was active in the Miami County Republican party as a precinct committeeman and a member of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity.
Survivors include one son, B. Daniel CARR, Fort Wayne; one brother, Richard WESTERLIND, Landers, Calif.; one sister, Betty Lou SMITH, Elk, Wash.; five grandchildren, Christopher (CARR), Jordan (CARR) and Hayley CARR, Susan SEABOLT and Robert M. CARR III; two great-grandchildren, Tyler (SEABOLT) and Alf SEABOLT.
He was preceded in death by one son Robert M. Carr, Jr., in 1988.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with the Rev. Philip S. HASLINGER officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Towne House Retirement Community.

Howard L. Bowman
May 17, 1933 - Jan. 18, 2000
Howard L. BOWMAN, 66, Claypool, died 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Van Buren to Herschel and Ruth LEE BOWMAN, he married Charlotte M. TROUPE on June 20, 1958. She died Jan. 22, 1997.
Mr. Bowman was retired from Conrail after 25 years. A Korean War U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Wabash American Legion, North Manchester Moose Lodge, Warsaw Veterals of Foreign Wars and the Silver Creek Church of God.
Survivors include two sons, Charles BOWMAN, Rochester, and Benjamin BOWMAN, Claypool; one daughter, Virginia and husband Tim HOLLOWAY, Claypool; two grandchildren; three sisters, Jean COCHRAN, Marion, Annie LAWSON, Kentucky, and Mary BANTER, Van Buren.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church of God, rural Silver Lake, with the Rev. Tom CRAIG officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Silver Lake Chapel, 503 E. Main St., Silver Lake. Memorials may be made to Silver Creek Church of God.

"Curly" Corter
Aug. 31, 1917 - Jan. 19, 2000
Julius A. "Curly" CORTER, 82, Winamac, died 1:40 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.
Born in McPearson, Ariz., to Thomas D. and Etter Elizabeth GREER CORTER, he married Mildred Marie FRIEDEL on March 3, 1950 in East Gary. She survives.
Mr. Corter was a retired crane operator at U. S. Steel, Gary. He lived in Winamac since 1979. He was a lifetime member of Winamac American Legion Post 71 and United Steel Workers Union, and enjoyed fishing, gardenint and other outdoor activities.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Marie CORTER, West Plains, Mo., and Pat Ann and husband Melvin PERKINS, O'Fallon, Mo.; three sons and their spouses, Richard Glen and Darlene CORTER, Winfield, Mo., Julius A. Jr. and Gloria CORTER, West Branch, Mich. and Fred Dewayne and Mary CORTER, Chicago, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Regina M. KUPKE, Rochester, and Edna Mae DeBOE, Westville; 34 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie and husband Sam LATINO, Burley, Idaho; one brother, Morris and wife Sadie CORTER, Beatrice, Neb.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Emma (CORTER), Thelma (CORTER) and Helen Pauline (CORTER); three brothers, Oscar [CORTER], Bill (CORTER) and Jess CORTER; two stepsons, Richard [JONES] and Verle JONES; and one step granddaughter.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Frain Mortuary, 305 E. Main St., Winamac, with the Rev. William MATHYS officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to the time of services on Saturday at the mortuary. Memorials my be made to the Cancer Society.

Friday, January 21, 2000

Glenna G. Perdue
July 29, 1909 - Jan. 20, 2000
Glenna G. PERDUE, 90, 500 E. 14th St., died at 3:57 p.m. Thursday at EstandaCare of Rochester.
Born in Franklin County, Va., to Lester F. and Nannie BLANKENSHIP ALTICE, she married Henry Olen PERDUE on May 20, 1928 in Roanoke, Va. He dies on Nov. 30, 1992.
Mrs. Perdue was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include four daughters, Donna and husband Billy TYLER, Rochester, Edna BITZELL and Linda MOLLENCUPP, North Manchester, Glenda and husband Jerry FLORY, Tippecanoe; two sons, James and wife Joan PERDUE, Rochester, and Stephen and wife Jane PERDUE, Logansport; 17 grandchildren including Janet and husband Mic COX, Rochester, and Joyce and husband Jerry GINTHER, Akron; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-granchildren; one sister, Talitha HARTBERGER, Roanoka, Va.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Audrey F. HILDEBRAND on Feb. 9, 1976, and Maxine PERDUE at age eight, one son, Bobby [PERDUE], in infancy, and several sisters and brothers.
Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday or one hour prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the charity of one's choice.

Donivan G. Meredith
Donivan G. MEREDITH, 86, Claypool, died 1:42 a.m. today at Kosciusko community Hospital, Warsaw.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Ivan E. Clark
Ivan E. CLARK, 91, formerly of Mentone, died 3:30 a.m. today at Mason's Healthcare Center, Warsaw.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Lois Wheadon
Lois WHEADON, 86, formerly of Rochester, died 11:05 p.m. Thursday at her home in Riverside, Calif.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, January 22, 2000

Donivan G. Meredith
Nov. 28, 1913 - Jan. 21, 2000
Donivan G. "Donnie" MEREDITH, 86, Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool, died 1:42 a.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Fulton County to Harvey and Ada PAXTON MEREDITH, he married Mildred SWICK on Jan. 30, 1937 in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Meredith was a machinist at White Metal Rolling and Stamping, Warsaw. He enjoyed golfing.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Trelba FITTON and Opal TULLIS, and one brother, Lonzo MEREDITH.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Silver Lake Emergency Medical Service.

Ivan E. Clark
Feb. 25, 1908 - Jan. 21, 2000
Ivan E. CLARK, 91, Mentone, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.
Bron in Kosciusko County to Emmett and Hattie WILDMAN CLARK, he married Maudie L. FISHER on Nov. 24, 1931 in Etna Green. She died on Feb. 9, 1987.
Mr. Clark was a molder at Dalton Foundries, Warsaw, a member of their Quarter Century Club and a member of Burket United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Karen and wife Fera CLARK, Warsaw; two grandchildren, Kathleen AMBER, Fishers, and Sherrie McCONNELL, Massachusetts; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Naomi and husband Pete JOBE, Sebring, Fla.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army Children's Fund.

Monday, January 24, 2000

George N. Hancock
July 21, 1917 - Jan. 22, 2000
George N. "Norm" HANCOCK, 82, Greenfield, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at his home.
Born in Tipton to William H. and Charlotte WEAKLEY HANCOCK, he married Barbara J. WINDMILLER HANCOCK. She survives.
Mr. Hancock was a railroad cunductor for Nickel Plat, Norfolk Western and Norfolk and Southern railways, retiring in 1978. He was a former member of Peru Moose Lodge.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary K. MELFORD, California; one stepdaughter, Darla CARTER, New Palestine; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandson, Mark Carter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary HANCOCK.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pasco Memorial Mortuary, 1780 W. Main St., Greenfield, with the Rev. David KOENEMAN officiating. No visitation is planned. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Greenfield, or Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice.

Marie Clopton
Sept. 12, 1926 - Jan. 21, 2000
Marie CLOPTON, 73, 9975 West 700 North, Culver, died at 3 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Born in Chicago, to Marion and Eva DAVIS WARREN, she married John CLOPTON in 1975 in Rochester. He survives.
A homemaker, she moved to the Culver area in 1967 from Chicago.
Survivors include one sister, Eva Mae RODGERS, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son and one brother.
Services are at noon Wednesday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Drive, Culver, with Deacon Owen JORDAN Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Kelly D. Grossman
Oct. 30, 1959 - Jan. 21, 2000
Kelly Diane PRICE KINDIG GROSSMAN, 40, 1504 Maye St., Warsaw, died at 5:10 a.m. Fridayt as a result of a house fire.
Born in Greensburg to Donald and J. Betty OWENS PRICE, she married Rodney J. GROSSMAN on June 10, 1978 in Akron.
Mrs. Grossman was employed at Grace Village, Winona Lake. She lived in Kosciusko County for 28 years and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Warsaw, and the church's ladies auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Rodney A. (GROSSMAN) and Richard L. (GROSSMAN), both of Warsaw; her mother and stepfather, Richard and Betty KINDIG, Silver Lake; three brothers, Michael W. PRICE, Westport; Gary A. PRICE, Rochester, and Daniel A. KINDIG, Silver Lake; one sister, Tracy D. MURPHY, Powder Spring, Ga.; one grandmother, Margaret OWENS, Greensburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Pentacostal Church, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, with the Rev. Dan COX officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sherman St., Warsaw. Memorials May be made to Grossman Memorial Fuld, in care of United Pentecostal Church, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, In, 46580.

Ashley Jo Grossman
July 14, 1983 - Jan. 21, 2000
Ashley Jo GROSSMAN, 16, 1504 Maye St., Warsaw, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday as a result of a house fire.
Born in Rochester to Rodney J. and Kelly D. PRICE GROSSMAN, she was a lifetime Kosciusko County resident.
A member of United Pentecostal Church, Warsaw, she was a 10th-grade student at Warsaw High School.
Survivors include her father; two brothers, Rodney A. (GROSSMAN) and Richard L. GROSSMAN, Warsaw; her grandparents, Richard and Betty KINDIG, Silver Lake, and Trella GROSSMAN, Akron; and several aunts and uncles, including Gary A. PRICE, Rochester.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Pentecostal Church, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, with the Rev. Dan COX officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sherican St., Warsaw. Memorials may be made to Grossman Memorial Fund, in care of United Pentecostal Church, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, IN, 46580.

Angela D. Grossman
June 18, 1987 - Jan. 21, 2000
Angela Denise GROSSMAN, 12, 1504 Maye St., Warsaw, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday as a result of a house fire.
Born to Rodney J. and Kelly D. PRICE GROSSMAN, she was a lifetime Kosciusko County resident.
A member of United Pentecostal Church, Warsaw, she was a sixth-grade student at Madison Elementary School in Warsaw.
Survivors include her father, two brothers, Rodney A. (GROSSMAN) and Richard L. GROSSMAN, Warsaw; her grandparents, Richard and Betty KINDIG, Silver Lake, and Trella GROSSMAN, Akron; and several aunts and uncles, including Gary A. PRICE, Rochester.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Pentecostal Church, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, with the Rev. Dan COX officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw. Memorials may be made to Grossman Memorial Fune, in care of United Pentecostal Church, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, Ind, 46580.

Marion E. Leininger
April 7, 1912 - Jan. 22, 2000
Marion E. Leininger, 87, Akron, died 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to William and Anna HEIGHWAY LEININGER, he married Mary E. MILLER on Nov. 28, 1937 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Leininger was a farmer and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy McCARTNEY, Plymouth; one son, William and wife Buni LEININGER, Akron; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Kenneth LEININGER, Winona Lake.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Phil PRATT officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church or Kosciusko County Home Health Care.

Marjorie R. Taylor
Jan. 6, 1930 - Jan. 21, 2000
Marjorie Ruth TAYLOR, 70, Wabash, died 7:22 p.m. Friday at Miller's Merry Manor East, Wabash.
Born in Akron to Walter and Ruth BLUNK YOUNG, she married Emmet E. TAYLOR on Aug. 6, 1948 in Akron. He survives.
Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Lady Elks. She was a 1948 graduate of Akron High School.
Survivors include one son, Randall Edward TAYLOR, Marion; two daughters, Deborah SCHULER, Wabash, and Norma Christine PRATER, Claypool; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Donna PICKARD, Indianapolis, and Helen STAMATE, North Manchester; one brother, John Carl YOUNG, Lapel.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Tim WROZEK officiating. Entombment will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel. Memorials may be made to the resident Council Fund at Miller's Merry Manor East.

Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Lois A. Wheadon
Nov. 16, 1913 - Jan. 20, 2000
Lois Adelaide WHEADON, 86, formerly of Rochester, died 11:05 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Care Nursing Home, Riverside, Calif.
Born in Marshall County near Argos to Clark A. and Esther McGRIFF REED, she married Volney Oren WHEADON on Dec. 12, 1937 in Winona Lake. He died Nov. 30, 1990.
Mrs. Wheadon was a clerk in the Fulton County Treasurer's office for several years, and attended First Baptist Church, Rochester. She moved to California from Rochester in 1988.
Survivors include two sins, Doyne and wife Lana WHEADON, Riverside, Calif., and Wilbur and wife Joretta WHEADON, Rochester; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean SMITH, Menomonie, Wisc.; two half-sisters, Phyllis MARTIN and Faye MENSER, both of Tippecanoe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Dorothy HAGAN and Marian GRAFTON.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Ida M. Hoffman
July 27, 1899 - Jan. 24, 2000
Ida Mae HOFFMAN, 100, Burket, died 1:30 p.m. Monday at her home.
Born in Kosciusko County to John W. and Sadie RICKEL FITTON, she married Orville HOFFMAN in 1924. He died on June 8, 1973.
Mrs. Hoffman was a homemaker.
Survivors include one sister, Neva OLSON, Burket, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd [FITTON], Orville [FITTON] and Merl [FITTON], and two sisters, Edna BARBER and Ruth DECKER.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mentone Cemetery with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating. No visitation is planned. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.

Claude H. Haupert
Claude H. HAUPERT, 86, Akron, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Ilo M. Williams
June 12, 1917 - Jan. 25, 2000
Ilo Mae WILLIAMS, 82, Plymouth, died 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Seco, Mont. to John and Orpha SNYDER SULLIVAN, she married Carl BROWN. He preceded in death. Her second husband was Arthur WILLIAMS. He died Nov. 12, 1982.
Mrs. Williams worked for the Bendix Corporation for 21 years, retiring in 1973. A 1935 graduate of Plymouth High School, she enjoyed bowling, watching sports and collecting antiques.
Survivors include four sons, Clyde E. and Barbara BROWN, Plymouth, Robert A. and Janice BROWN, Spartanburg, S.C., Richard W. and Lynne BROWN and Tom and Barb BROWN, all of Argos; one daughter, Diana and husband Fred BONNEY, LaPaz; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene KIGER, Plymouth and Vera PLETCHER, South Bend; two brothers, Dale SULLIVAN, Sacramento, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Cindy Lou WILLIAMS and Barbara HOOKER.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Fuleral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Charles KRIEG, pastor of Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 on Thursday at the funeral home.

Claude H. Haupert
May 16, 1913 - Jan. 24, 2000
Claude H. HAUPERT, 86, Akron, died 8:05 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Urbana to Daniel and Blanche FLORY HAUPERT, he married Dorothy Mae McFARLAND on Feb. 19, 1949 in Fort Wayne. She survives at home.
Mr. Haupert worked for Nickel Plate and Norfolk & Western Railroad for 49 years. He lived in Akron for 19 years, Hobart for 20 years and Fort Wayne for six. He received a life membership award from Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and attended the Akron Church of God.
Survivors include one half-brother, Leonard O'HARA, Silver Lake, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Roscoe (HAUPERT) and Virgil HAUPERT, one sister, Mary GRIPE, and two half-brothers, John (O'HARA) and Rex O'HARA.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Terry McGARRITY officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 27, 2000

Daniel R. Dillman
June 6, 1901 - Jan. 26, 2000
Daniel R. DILLMAN, 98, Logansport, died 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.
Born in Adams Township, Cass County to Elizabeth TEEL DILLMAN, he married Martha R. KING on April 3, 1926 in Perrysburg. She died Dec. 7, 1980.
Mr. Dillman was a retired farmer and a member of Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile. A member of Cass County Farm Bureau since 1934, he raised coon dogs, enjoyed hunting and made maple syrup.
Survivors include one daughter, Viola and husband Fred PETER, Logansport; three grandchildren, Marcia COOK, Twelve Mile, Dennis PETER, Logansport, and Melanie WICKERSHAM, Twelve Mile; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer PETER, Anchorage, Alaska, Manda (PETER) and Trista PETER, Logansport, Tad (WICKERSHAM) and Lake WICKERSHAM and Bruce NOLEN, all of Twelve Mile.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Gail Marie MORROW, and one brother, Carl Teel DILLMAN.
Services sare at 2 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Paul REEDER and the Rev. G. Bright HANNA officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, January 28, 2000 and Saturday, January 29, 2000

(no obits)

Monday, January 31, 2000

Floyd E. Young
Floyd E. YOUNG, 91, Gilead, died 7:45 a.m. today at the home of Sheila SCHIPPER, Young's granddaughter.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

David L. Cooper
David L. COOPER, 68, Mentone, died 6:48 a.m. today at Mason's Health Care Center, Warsaw.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Barbara E. Knight
Oct. 28, 1944 - Jan. 28, 2000
Barbara E. KNIGHT, 55, 511 East 650 North, died 10:50 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born in South Bend to John and Bessie SMITH SHIREMAN, she married Jerry Lee KNIGHT Sr. He died March 28, 1999.
Mrs. Knight worked at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy MATHIAS and Pam and husband Frank FUGATE, all of Rochester; one son, Jerry LEE Jr. and wife Angie LEE KNIGHT, Rochester; six grandchildred; 13 brothers and sisters.
Graveside services are noon Tuesday with the Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Floyd E. Young
March 24, 1908 - Jan. 31, 2000
Floyd E. YOUNG, 91, Gilead, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday at his granddaughter Sheila SHIPPER's home in Macy.
Born in Miami County to Charles B. and Abbie G. SMITH YOUNG, he married Margaret Viola MILLER on Nov. 11, 1928 in Gilead. She survives.
Mr. Young was a farmer and a member of Gilead United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Wanita and husband Charles HAUPT, Fort Wayne; two sons, Ronald and wife Carolyn YOUNG, Rochester, and James and wife Rosalene YOUNG, Roann; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles D. YOUNG, Marion; two sisters, Zella BOWMAN BAIN and Louise GERRICK, both of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna FIELDS, one great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday in Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be in Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 Friday at the funeral home.

David L. Cooper
Dec. 31, 1931 - Jan. 31, 2000
David L. COOPER, 68, Mentone, died 6:48 a.m. Monday at Mason's Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Grant County to Raymond and Marjorie FOLTZ COOPER, he married Doris E. SNIDER on Oct. 15, 1950 in Mentone. She survives.
Mr. Cooper was a retail merchant and lived in Mentone most of his life. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a past member of Mentone Chamber of Commerce, a member of Warsaw Optimist Club and Mentone United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra SPENCER, Mentone, and Denise and husband Ray DRIVER, Plymouth; one son, Daniel and wife Missy COOPER, Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Arthur F. Redweik
Oct. 5, 1929 - Jan 20, 2000
Arthur Friedrich REDWEIK, 70, Orland Park, Ill., died at Hins Veterans Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
Born in Wainotischke, Lithuania to Karl Freidrich and Emma Meta JOKUBAIT REDWEIK, he married Helga KAULBACH in June 1957 in North Judson. She survives in Wisconsin.
Mr. Redweik served in the U.S. Army in Germany and came to the United States in 1948 after World War II settling on a farm in North Judson. He worked in Chicago as a laborer and was a member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local 701, retiring on Oct. 22, 1955 after 35 years.
Survivors include three sons, Harry and wife Judy REDWEIK, Tinley Park, Ill., Scott REDWEIK and friend Sunny, Lockport, Ill., and Rodney and JoAnna REDWEIK, Mokena, Ill.; five grandchildren, Adam (REDWEIK), Lauren (REDWEIK), Brittany (REDWEIK), Brandon (REDWEIK) and Aaron REDWEIK; two brothers, Ewald (REDWEIK), North Judson and Robert (REDWEIK), Kewanna; two half-brothers, Karl (REDWEIK) and Roland (REDWEIK), North Judson, one sister, Olga MATZAT, Culver; close companion, Dawna TIBBETTS, Orland Park, Ill; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Edwin (REIDWIK), and one sister, Meta (REDWICK).
Services were held on Jan. 25 15 Christ Lutheran Church, Orland Park with the Rev. Walter LEDOGAN officiating and Harry REDWEIK as lector. Burial was in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Joliet, Ill.

Phylliss E. Fields
May 30, 1937 - Feb. 1, 2000
Phylliss E. FIELDS, 62, Rochester, died 12:40 a.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Born in Muncie to Lawrence and Elizabeth GREGORY SHIREY, she married Gerald D. FIELDS on Sept. 16, 1962 in Muncie. He survives.
Mrs. Fields was a retired state employment counselor and taught kindergarten at Monterey Grade School. She graduated from Royerton High School in 1955 and Ball State University in 1959.
Survivors include one daughter, Christine STAYBACK, Angola; one son, Timothy FIELDS, at home; three grandsons, Andrew BRADLEY and Ryan STAYBACK; one sister, Lucinda SHAFER, Indianapolis; three brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be private. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford. Memorials may be made to Pulaski County Home Health Care. Arrangements are by Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Inc., Kewanna.

Floyd Bradley Sr.
June 29, 1921 - Feb. 1, 2000
Floyd BRADLEY Sr., 78, 7206 North 675 East, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at his home.
Born in Floyd County, Ky. to Oscar and Judy OUSLEY BRADLEY, he married Areminda REFITT on July 18, 1949 in Rochester. She died Sept. 9, 1994.
Mr. Bradley was a construction worker in Gary and attended the Whippoorwill Church. He lived most of his life in the Talma area.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley and husband John HURLEY, Goshen, and Kathy Lynn and husband Steve OSWALT, Tippecanoe; four sons, Floyd E. Jr. and wife Betty BRADLEY, Lawrence L. and wife Brenda BRADLEY, and Gary A. BRADLEY and special friend Anisa REIDI, all of Rochester, and Jerry Dean and wife Toni BRADLEY, Tippecanoe; one stepson, Thomas and wife Viola BRADLEY, Logansport; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Goldie and husband Cleo COX, North Manchester; one brother Claude and wife Leora BRADLEY, North Manchester.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday or one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Pauline Ryman
Pauline RYMAN, 76, Warsaw, died 8:50 a.m. today at Mason's Health Care, Warsaw.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Thursday, February 3, 2000

Elizabeth M. Rogers
Elizabeth M. ROGERS, 82, 7849 East 500 North, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Pauline A. Ryman
May 28, 1923 - Feb. 2, 2000
Pauline A. RYMAN, 76, Warsaw, died 8:50 a.m. Wednesday at Mason's Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Nappanee to Fred and Vera STAHLEY HOLLOWAY, she married Kenneth L. RYMAN on Oct. 3, 1942 in Akron. He survives.
Mrs. Ryman was a homemaker and employee of Heckman Bindery, North Manchester. She was a member of Warsaw Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include four sons, Jerry and wife Cheryl RYMAN, Warsaw, Robert RYMAN, Spartanburg, N.C., Fred and wife Mary RYMAN, Fort Wayne, and Douglas and wife Vonda RYMAN, Burket; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Arlene GEARHART and Rozella and husband Norman TINKEY, both of Akron; one brother, Carlyle HOLLOWAY, Akron.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty MEREDITH and one brother, Wade HOLLOWAY.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Rick SHOCKLEY officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Warsaw Wesleyan Church or Kosciusko County Hospice.

Frances M. Reser
June 13, 1926 - Feb.2, 2000
Frances M. RESER, 73, 228 Pontiac St., died 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Rosedale, N.Y. to Peter and Frances BRANDT HOLZ, she married Charles W. RESER on Dec. 1, 1946 in Elkton, Md. He died Jan. 7, 1992
Mrs. Reser retired in 1992 from Torx Corporation,l worked as a secretary for Sonoco Products, Akron, was a teller at First National Bank, Rochester, built, owned and operated Rosedale Motel and co-owned Reser Concrete with her husband. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester where she was a member of the Lutherans, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet and husband Gene NOWICKI, South Bend; two sons, Brian RESER, Rochester, and Kevin and wife Chris RESER, Mishawaka; 13 grandchildren; five bgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Diane GHAFFARI in 1983.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Fuyneral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. James KREFT of St. John Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetyery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.

Friday, February 4, 2000

Elizabeth M. Rogers
Oct. 17 1917 - Feb. 2, 2000
Elizabeth M. ROGERS, 82, 7849 East 500 North, died 6:55 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Marshall County to Thomas and Bertha BRYANT CLARK, she married Maurice S. ROGERS on Oct. 3, 1936 in Rochester. He died April 23, 1988.
Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Mentone.
Survivors include two sons, William L. and wife Cindy ROGERS and Rick L. and wife Marcia ROGERS, both of Rochester; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Michael ROGERS and one sister, Helen ALBER.
Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Joe OLSON officiating. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 5, 2000

Pamela D. Kelly
June 19, 1954 - Feb. 2, 2000
Pamela DILL KELLY, 45, Tampa, Fla., died Wednesday at her home.
Born in Rochester to James and Barbara DILL, she married Curtis KELLY in 1974. He survives.
Mrs. Kelly was a homemaker and attended Rochester High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Michelle DILL, Tampa; two sons, Shannon [DILL] and Mathew DILL, Tampa; two brothers, Charles DILL, Rochester, and Dennis DILL, Jonesboro, Ark.; one grandson, Curtis DILL III, Tampa; her step-parents, Homer and Bertha GELLER, Rochester; her grandmother, Edith DILL, Kalkaska, Mich.; several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Arrangements are pending in Tampa.

Melissa Irene Ream
Nov. 4, 1919 - Feb. 3, 2000
Melissa Irene REAM, 80, Walkerton, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor.
Born in Akron to Folen G. and Marie POWELL PUTMAN, she married Everett William REAM on Oct. 12, 1938. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1979.
Mrs. Ream was a retired billing clerk for South Bend Freight. She attended the Walkerton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Elizabeth KLINEDINST and M. Jean POSTON, both of Walkerton; one son, Dennis William REAM, Walkerton; two sisters, Eva SIMS, Rochester, and Pauline DOLL, Valparaiso; two brothers, Marvin PUTMAN, Wabash, and Doyle PUTMAN, Argos; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel RUCKER and Nina FRENCH.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Walkerton United Methodist Church. The Rev. James EVANS Jr. will officiate. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton. Visitation is from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, Walkerton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Foundation or Hospice.

Monday, February 7, 2000

Harold E. Lucht
Nov. 10, 1925 - Feb. 6, 2000
Harold E. LUCHT, 74, 4026 S. Kosciusko County Road 1200 West, Mentone, died at 5:58 a.m., Sunday, at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
Born to Edward P. and Anna E. WIERINGA LUCHT in Steger, Ill., on Nov. 10, 1925, he married Virginia BOWERMAN on June 8, 1946 in Dolton, Ill. She survives. They came to the Mentone area in 1960 from Texas.
He retired from Free Methodist Publishing House, Winona Lake, as a printer. He was a Wal-Mart greeter, a member of the Bell Museium board of directors, past president of the Air Force Association Chapter 411 and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia, at home; a daughter, Joy (Mrs. Jay) ENGLE, Warsaw; a son, H. Alan LUCHT, Warsaw; a sister, Dorothy CARY, Midlothian, Ill.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home in Mentone with Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bell Museum or Mentone United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, February 8, 2000

Clarice Swank
Sept. 30,l 1909 - Feb. 7, 2000
Clarice SWANK, 90, Twelve Mile, died 2:35 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Twelve Mile to August and Mary ANDERSON SWANSON, she and Orel W. SWANK were married on June 17, 1933 in their homeby the Rev. G. V. REGENO. He survives.
Mrs. Swank was a homemaker and a 78-year member of Twelve Mile United Methodist Church. She graduated from Twelve Mile High School in 1927.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence [SWANSON], Harold [SWANSON], Carl [SWANSON] and Edwin SWANSON, and two sisters, Sylvia SWANSON and Effie BROWN.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Susan MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

Robert E. Kirkley
Dec.6, 1923 - Feb. 4, 2000
Robert E. KIRKLEY, 76, Plymouth, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in South Bend to William J. and Blanche DREIBELBIS KIRKLEY, he married Helen L. BERGER on Dec. 17, 1944 at First United Methodist Church, Plymouth, by the Rev. W. R. KUHN, Mr. Kirkley's great-uncle. She survives.
Mr. Kirkley was founder, owner and operator of Pi-Rod Tower Manufacturing Co. After two years of farming, he and his wife moved to Plymouth, where he was a well driller.
He attended schools in Lakeville and LaPaz and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1942. A member of the Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth, he enjoyed singing at church. He was a member of Plymouth Kiwanis Club and enjoyed flying and giving pilot lessons. He accumulated more than 10,000 hours of flying over 30 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia M. and Patric SMITH, Susan E. and Jerry FISH, all of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Patricia A. KIRKLEY, Dallas, Ga.; two sons, William L. KIRKLEY, Colorado Springs, Co., and Robert P. KIRKLEY, Valparaiso; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn R. McDERMOTT HARPER, Reno, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter-in-law, Lorraine A. KIRKLEY.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, c/o Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.

George Rudo
April 2, 1922 - Feb. 6, 2000
George RUDO, 77, died Sunday at his Muncie home.
Born in Omaha, Neb., to Mike and Catherine BLESS RUDO, he married Ruth M. FLOOR in Muncie. She survives. Mr. Rudo retired in 1989 after 21 years as a self-employed truck driver. He was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include one son, Don A. and wife Carole RUDO, Zionsville; three daughters, Arlene M. WAGNER and husband Larry BESWICK, Muncie, Janet L. and husband Jeffrey PIERCE, Indianapolis and Phyllis A. and husband A. J. DORNBERGER, Muncie; four grandchildren, Christi WAGNER, Mandy PIERCE, Laura TSCHUOR and Travis STEPHENS; two brothers, Sava [RUDO] and Stephen RUDO, both of Akron.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one grandson.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Meeks Mortuary, 415 E. Washington St., Muncie. Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery. Friends may call from4-7 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to Ball Memorial Hospital Hospice Memorial Fund.

Wednesday, February 9, 2000

LOCAL CAR DEALER JOEL ARONE DIES
Rochester car dealer Joel ARONE, 37, died Tuesday in a Fort Wayne hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport.
Arone operated Arone Ford Lincoln-Mercury Inc. at 119 E. Fourth Street. His wife Stacy [ARONE] teaches Spanish at Caston High School.
Arone underwent brain surgery recently for problems that surfaced before Christmas. A growth - determined to be benign - was removed from his right temporal lobe.
The hemorrhage was thought to be in the same area as his surgery. "He had received a clean bill of health the week before from his surgeon," said longtime friend and neighbor Harry WEBB.
The hemorrhage happened after a fender-bender wreck Arone had on Westside Drive. He drove himself home from the crash. Police noted no apparent injuries.
Said Webb: "He was very dedicated to his business. He really built the business. For the location it was in, he had phenomenal business."
Arone loved his work, said his wife. "Besides family, work was his life," she said today. "He was definitely a car man."

Thursday, February 10, 2000

Joel P. Arone
March 9, 1962 - Feb. 8, 2000
Joel P. ARONE, 37, Rochester, died 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Logansport to Joseph J. and Patricia L. RIEWOLDT ARONE, he married Stacee St. CLAIR on July 31, 1993 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Arone was general manager and vice president of Arone Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Rochester. A member of the Auto Dealers 20 Group, and the Elks, Eagles and Moose lodges of Rochester, he was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed boating and water skiing.
Survivors include one son Nicholas ARONE, Nappanee; two sisters and their spouses, Jerilyn and Steve SMITH and Debi and Kevin MILLER, all of Logansport; nieces and nephews, Paige [SMITH], Elizabeth [SMITH] and Melissa SMITH, Ryan [MILLER] and Rhett MILLER, and James MICHAEL, all of Logansport; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one uncle.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport with the Rev. Donald GROSS officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Riley Children's Hospital.

Julia M. King
April 24, 1910 - Feb. 8, 2000
Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Julia M. KING, born in Hamlet to Melvin and Minerva FLEMMING FANCHER HICKS, she married Fred Franklin KING on Jan. 27, 1926 in Knox. He died Dec. 17, 1975.
Mrs. King was a homemaker and past employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester until retirement. She lived in the Argos and Santa Anna communities from 1936 until she moved to Plymouth in 1992. She attended the Santa Anna United Methodist Church near Argos where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. An active member of Green Township Home Economic Club and Indiana Farm Bureau Women's Group in Marshall County, she had a large Indian artifacts collection in Marshall County. She was well known for her "period doll" collection which she had dressed and shown at various Home Ec Clubs and churches in the area.
Survivors include one daughter, Lola and husband Gerald IRWIN, Plymouth; two sons, Fred M. and wife Gerry KING, Hamlet and Bob and wife Judy KING, Bourbon; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Grace BURCH, Hamlet.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren, Melvin Duane KING and Carol Ann KING in 1964 and three sisters, Ruth MYERS, Edna LAWRENCE and Leora BREWER.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos,with the Revs. Jim IRWIN and Robin SMITH officiating. Burial will be in Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery, formerly known as Poplar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday or one hour before services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Santa Anna United Methodist Church.

Friday, February 11, 2000

Paul J. Bardsley
Nov. 7, 1930 - Feb. 10, 2000
Paul J. BARDSLEY, 69, Rochester, died 2:48 a.m. at Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Winamac.
Born in Plymouth to Waldo and Ruth GRAHAM BARDSLEY, he married Maxine LARKIN on April 26, 1951 in Kewanna. She survives.
Mr. Bardsley and his wife owned and operated Germany Bridge Canoe Trips on the Tippecanoe River near Rochester for 28 years. Prior to moving to Rochester he was a telegraph operator for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in McCool. He graduated from Kewanna High School in 1948, served in the U.S. Army National Guard, and was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, the Portage Moose Lodge, and the Fulton County Historical Society.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynn and husband Bill SERLES, Valparaiso; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, William [BARDSLEY] and Michael [BARDSLEY], and one sister Mary Jo GERMAINE.
A private family memorial service will be held ata later date. No visitation or viewing is scheduled. Foster & Good FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

David J. Linville
Oct. 8, 1933 - Feb. 9, 2000
David Joseph LINVILLE, 66, died at his Shelbyville home Tuesday.
He was born in Shelby County to Maurice "Mutt" and Gertrude HOFFMAN LINVILLE.
Mr. Linville was a salesman at Theobald-Eck Implements, and past owner of Shelby Oil, Shelby Lawn & Leisure, and The Broaway House Restaurant. He was member of Shelbyville Elks Lodge, the Western Riders and the Optimist Club. He farmed with Keith [THEOBALD] and Jan THEOBALD and was a volunteer at Major Hospital and baked and delivered cookies to the staff. A 1951 graduate of Fairland High School, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shelbyville.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelley and husband Tim SNYDER, Fairland, and Suzan and husband Greg BITTERLING, Rochester; three grandsons; one brother, Fred LINVILLE, Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shelbyville, with the Rev. John FINK officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Carmony-Ewing Harrison St. Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to Shelby County Hospice Team Three, Fulton County Hospice, or Shelby County Cancer Association in care of the funeral home.

Saturday, February 12, 2000

Adeline K. Krom
Aug. 29, 1910 - Feb. 6, 2000
Adeline KROM, 89, Battle Creek, Neb., died Sunday at Community Pride Care Center, Battle Creek, Neb.
Born in Madison, Neb. to Anton and Mildred HANSEN DeGROOT, she married Myron NEIDIG on June 21, 1929 in Madison. She later married Andy KROM on May 6, 1966 in La Jolla, Calif.
Mrs. Krom and her husband lived on the Neidig farm until 1949 and moved to Norfolk, where she worked as a furrier and in the advertising department of The Norfolk Daily News. She later was a house mother for the School for the Blind in Nebraska City and at Nebraska Wesleyan College in Lincoln. She attended a floral design school in Denver, Colo., and the Norflok College of Cosmetology.
After her marriage to Mr. Krom, an oceanographer at Scripts Oceanography Institute in La Jolla, they traveled to Alaska, China, South America, Mexico and the South Sea islands. She also volunteered with the primates at the San Diego Zoo, where her husband served on the board of directors. After living in La Jolla for several years, they moved to Naples, Fla., and later to Rochester, and then to Battle Creek in 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy THOMAS, Norfolk, Neb., and Bonnie TILLOTSON and husband Dick, Battle Creek; one brother, Eugene [DeGROOT] of Madison; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Private family services were held Thursday in Madison.

Edna Mae Lavengood
July 31, 1907 - Feb. 11, 2000
Edna Mae LAVENGOOD, 92, Rochester, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Lifecare Center of Rochester.
Born July 31, 1907, in Kewanna to Ira and Eva Mae ZELLERS OVERMYER, she married Rev. Darwin D. "DD" LAVENGOOD on July 31, 1929, in Fulton County. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1978.
Mrs. Lavengood was a homemaker and lived her entire life in the Kewanna and Rochester communities. She graduated from Kewanna High School in 1925.
Survivors include one son, Paul LAVENGOOD, Rochester; four grandchildren, David [LAVENGOOD] and Daniel LAVENGOOD, Kokomo, and Paul [LAVENGOOD] and Eli LAVENGOOD, Conyers, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Virdell OVERMYER and his wife Mary, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Alice OVERMYER, Rochester, and Jaunita CARROLL, Indianapolis.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Carl OVERMYER on Nov. 27, 1998, and Ray OVERMYER in 1983.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Wanda MEEK officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Monday, February 14, 2000

James E. O'Dell
June 4, 1927 - Feb. 12, 2000
James E. "Digger" O'DELL, 72, 705 E. Fourth St., Lot 21, died 5:50 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Tiosa to Lester and Reathel BECK O'DELL, he married Donna F. RHODA on July 19, 1958 in Rochester. She survives at home.
Mr. O'Dell was a journeyman electrician with the Indiana Brotherhood Electrical Workers, Lafayette Local 668. A member of the 9th Aircorp of the U.S. Army from 1945-47, he was a member of American Legion Post 36, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Elks Lodge 1120, Veterans of Foreign Wars Manitou Post, all of Rochester, and served on the American Legion Honor Guard graveside services for many years. He lived most of his life in the Fulton County area with a few years spent in Mishawaka in his youth.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda L. and husband Rob BECKMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Billy O'DELL and Richard "Red" O'DELL and wife Lova O'DELL, all of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Eva BEEHLER and Treva O'DELL, and one brother, Maurice O'DELL.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Chrtis DODSON officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and V.F.W in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to American Legion or First Christian Church, Rochester.

Norman D. DeMont
Aug. 24, 1924 - Feb. 10, 2000
Norman D."Porky" DeMONT, 75, Argos, died 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
Born in Argos to Earl and Alta JORDAN DeMONT, he married June ROBINSON on May 14, 1948 in Argos. She survives.
Mr. [DeMont] was an employee of Studebaker Corp., a cement mason and a general contractor in Argos. A World War II U.S. Marine veteran, he was a member of Argos American Legion Post 68. He enjoyed wintering in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary and husband Bruce McCRACKEN, Indianapolis, and Nellie MILLER, Port Huron, Mich.; one brother, George and wife Dorothy DeMONT, Plymouth, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Marshall Conty Humane Society.

Virginia Rensberger
Oct. 18, 1925 - Feb. 6, 2000
Virginia RENSBERGER, 74, Forsyth, Ga., formerly of Argos, died Feb. 6.
Born in St. Joseph County to Elmer and Lucille LATHAM HAAG, she married Roy RENSBERGER. He preceded in death.
Mrs. Rensberger was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary SMITH, Forsyth, Ga. and Peggy FULFORD, Ivey, Ga..; three sons, Devon RENSBERGER, Nappanee, Carl RENSBERGER, Forsyth, and John RENSBERGER, Rochester; sisters, Maxine ANGEL, Osceola, Leona BOSWELL, Tyner and Waneta COUGHENOR and Russell HAAG, Argos; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Argos Bible Church, 210 S. Maple Ave., Argos. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care Options, 151 College St., Macon, GA 31201.

Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Anna L. Wintrode
Anna L. WALTERS DeMARCO WINTRODE, 76, Life Care Center of Rochester, died 8:25 a.m. today at the center.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Norman D. DeMont
Aug. 24, 1924 - Feb. 10, 2000
Norman D. "Porky" DeMONT, 75, Argos, died 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
Born in Argos to Earl and Alta JORDAN DeMONT, he married June ROBINSON on May 14, 1948 in Argos. She survives.
Mr. DeMont was an employee of Studebaker Corp., a cement mason and a general contractor in Argos. A World War II U.S. Marine veteran, he was a member of Argos American Legion Post 68. He enjoyed wintering in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary and husband Bruce McCRACKEN, Indianapolis, and Nellie MILLER, Port Huron, Mich.; one brother, George and wife Dorothy DeMONT, Plymouth, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Marshall Conty Humane Society.

Anna L. Wintrode
March 25, 1923 - Feb. 15, 2000
Anna L. WALTERS DeMARCO WINTRODE, 76, Life Care Center of Rochester, died 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at the center.
Born in Fulton County to Charles E. and Medea HOLLOWAY WALTERS, she married Tony DeMARCO and William WINTRODE. Both preceded in death.
Mrs. Wintrode was a waitress for many years and a homemaker. She lived in the Rochester area most of her life.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara KEFFABER, Rochester; two sons, Dennis E. and wife Diana DeMARCO and Morris A. and wife Jennifer DeMARCO, all of Rochester; one stepson, Martin L. HAFFEY, Norwalk, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Jenny LANE, Mentone; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith OVERMYER, Rochester; two brothers, Ernest "Bud" and wife Dorothy WALTERS, Rochester and Elmer and wife Jerry WALTERS, Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice CUMMINS, and one brother, Harold WALTERS.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. No visitaiton is scheduled. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, February 17, 2000

Gene Dunnuck
Gene DUNNUCK, 40, 7954 S. Kosciusko County Road 1000 West, Claypool, died at 12:07 a.m.today at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.
Born Feb. 12, 1960 to Devon S. and the late Patricia A. LOZIER DUNNUCK, he had been residing at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Survivors include his father and stepmother Norma DUNNUCK, Claypool; brothers Michael and wife Mary DUNNUCK, Warsaw, and Robbie and wife Rebecca DUNNUCK, Akron; five nieces and nephews and two great-nieces, stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Services, with Rev. L. Robert NELSON officiating, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Charles W. Moore
March 26, 1919 - Feb. 15, 2000
Charles William MOORE, 80, 807 Apache Drive, Peru, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home in Peru.
He was born March 26, 1919, in Winamac to Harley and Ellen RIGGS MOORE. A retired C&O Railroad engineer, a member of First Baptist Church and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara SPARKS, with husband Roby, and Cindy CROWE, Peru; three grandchildren, Brad SPARKS with wife Tonya, Tammie SPARKS, Darren CROWE, Stacy CROWE, John CROWE with wife Patty; three brothers, Arthur [MOORE], Monticello, Lewis [MOORE], Plymouth, and Robert [MOORE], Walkerton; a sister, Nancy FOERG, Winamac. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph [MOORE], John [MOORE] and Wilber [MOORE] and a sister, Esther [MOORE].
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with Rev. James HARDIN officiating. Burial will be in Hoover Cemetery, Athens. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, February 18, 2000

Robert Reeser
Aug. 29, 1929 - Feb. 16, 2000
Robert "Junior" REESER, 70, 1017 Elm St., died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he had been a patient since Feb. 7.
He was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Fulton County to Robert J. and Katherine BUNELL REESER. He married Clara CALVERT FOOR on Airil 29, 1967 in Rochester. She survives at home.
He had lived in the Rochester area the past 30 years, moving from Fayetteville, N.C. He had been an independent truck driver, later workng for Schneider Transport, Green Bay, Wisc., until his retirement in 1989. He was a Teamster. He served in the 82nd Airborne of the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.
Survivors also include four daughters, Vicki BELLAMY, Rochester, Robyn BARNETT, with husband David, Fayetteville, N.C., Yvonne RICHARDS, with husband, Pat, Bunnell, Fla., and Rosella GREEN, with husband Micky, Rochester; three sons, Richard, with wife Debbie [REESER], Lowell, Mich., Forrest, with wife Cheryl [REESER], Claypool, and David, with son Alfreda [REESER], Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Viola SMITH, Rochester; Doris SAILING, Kokomo, and Margsaret RUSH, with husband Dale, Windfall; a half-sister, Karen FOSTER, Watsonville, Calif.; a step-mother, Verl REESER, Watsonville; two step-brothers, Bill, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Bob, Watsonville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Debbie [REESER].
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Chris DODSON officiating. Military rites also will be Saturday at the funeral home. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday or one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Medical Center.

Omer N. Conrad
Omer Norman "Bud" CONRAD, 72, 1535 East St., Lot 36, died 2:45 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Kathern Barkman
Nov. 29, 1917 - Feb. 17, 2000
Kathern BARKMAN, 82, formerly of 3294 N. 450 E., died 2:28 p.m. Thursday at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.
Born in Rochester to James W. and Atincy FULTZ VANLUE, she married Chloris R. BARKMAN on March 5, 1938 in Logansport. He survives.
Mrs. Barkman operated the family farm and the C. R. Barkman Automobile and Farm Equipment dealerships in Rochester. She enjoyed cooking, feeding birds, raising flowers, and serving her community and church. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and Missionary Circle, Pleasant Valley Home Ec Club, Rotari-Anns, and a Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda K. and husband Kenneth FULLER, Springfield, Ohio; one son, James L. and wife Stephenia BARKMAN, Rochester; six grandchildren, Kevin [FULLER] and Ralyn FULLER, Springfield, Ohio; Stacey and wife K. C. BARKMAN, Rochester; Scott BARKMAN, Indianapolis; Stephen [HEINZMANN] and Ashley HEINZMANN, both of Rochester; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Maleta BORDEN, Rochester; one brother-in-law, Robert E. and wife Martha PETERSON, Rochester; and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna VANDERGRIFT BOESE and Willeta MINGLIN MILLER, and three brothers, Orvan [VANLUE], Leonard [VANLUE] and Hubert [VANLUE].
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Phillip PRATT and Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday or one hour prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to hope Hospice, Rochester.

Maxine J. Creviston
June 19, 1924 - Feb. 16, 2000
Maxine June CREVISTON, 75, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Akron, died Wednesday in Jacksonville.
Born in Akron, she married Elwin "Pete" CREVISTON. He died in 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis and wife Geina CREVISTON, Oviedo, Fla., and Gary L. and wife Sharon CREVISTON, Xenia, Ohio; five grandchildren, Gennifer [CREVISTON], Miranda [CREVISTON], Chip [CREVISTON], Rachel [CREVISTON] and Matthew [CREVISTON]; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Kara; five sisters, Wanda OLINGER, Marcia KROFT, Janice SMOKER, Kay HARDY and Bobette MILLER, all of Indiana; one brother, Devon MILLER, Rochester.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today in Greenlawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, with the Rev. John EVANS officiating.

Saturday, February 19, 2000

Omer N. "Bud" Conrad
Sept. 26, 1927 - Feb. 18, 2000
Omer Norman "Bud" CONRAD, 72, 1535 E. Ninth St., Lot 36, Rochester, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Jan. 6.
He was born Sept. 26, 1927 in Logansport, to Homer and Athaline LEHMAN CONRAD. He married Lenetta STROUD on May 4, 1952, in Rochester. She survives, at home.
He had lived in the Rochester area for 10 years, moving here from Greencastle.
He was an assistant superintendent of the Indiana Department of Correction for 35 years until he retired in 1992. He was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Marines as a machine gun unit leader in the Pacific during both wars.
Also surviving are a daughter, Connie S. CONRAD, Madnolia, Texas; two sons, Donald L. and his wife Cloetta [CONRAD], Tomball, Texas, and Ronald R. and wife Michelle [CONRAD], Westville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Barb LAWHORN, with husband Charles, Logansport; Shirley CONRAD, Logansport, and Marianne McKENZIE, with husband Coy, Henagar, Ala.; two brothers, Gary [CONRAD], Gowanda, N.Y., and Ron, with wife Loretta [CONRAD], Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport. Arrangements are by Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Monday, February 21, 2000

Edith M. Rhodes
Edith M. RHODES, 89, Tippecanoe, died 11:23 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.

Dorothea D. Morris
Aug. 18, 1910 - Feb. 19, 2000
Dorothea D. MORRIS, 89, Claypool, died 1:35 p.m. Saturday at ExtendaCare, Rochester.
Born in Huntington County to Leroy and Harriett UNRUE RITTENHOUSE, she married Robert R. MORRIS on Jan. 19, 1929 in Marion. He survives at Beaver Dam Lake.
A homemaker, she is survived by four daughters and their spouses, Joan and Larry DUNBAR, Fort Wayne, Patricia and Don LEWIS, Marion, Roberta and Bert LYON, Beaver Dam Lake, and Jean and Mike PAYNE, Marion; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nine step great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Deloris McNEAL, two brothers, Hersil [RITTENHOUSE] and Merritt RITTENHOUSE, and one grandchild, Rick SEAVERS.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. L. Robert NELSON officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

James A. Slone
March 10, 1919 - Feb. 19, 2000
James Arnold SLONE, 80, Akron, died at 2:51 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Breathitt County, Ky. to William and Amanda HOWARD SLONE, he was a railroad worker. He was known as Akron's can man because he gathered aluminum cans for recycling.
Survivors include two sons, Danny SLONE, Wabash, and Otis SLONE, Stop Bridge, Mich.; two grandchildren; one sister, Rosie Lee PRATER, Akron; one nephew, Laymon R. MARSHALL, Akron; and one great-nephew, Marvin MARSHALL, Akron.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Delmus STILES officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Dorothy R. Cross
Jan. 30, 1917 - Feb. 19, 2000
Dorothy Rose CROSS, 83, died 11:25 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Stillwater, Minn. to George and Genevieve FIFE LaNORE, she married Wesley N. CROSS on Feb. 22, 1941 in Muskegon, Mich. He died May 2, 1998.
Mrs. Cross enjoyed playing bridge and supported her husband, the former plant manager at Sealed Power Corp., in his many activities. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, Culver, volunteer at Woodlawn Hospital, past treasurer of Manitou Training Center, Rochester, a member of Welcome Wagon nd Elks Ladies Golf Association. She attended the Grace Village Chapel, Warsaw.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara and husband R. Robert LEMBKE, Rochester, and Mrs. Joanne WALDO, Fort Collins, Colo.; five grandsons, R. David and wife Sandra LEMBKE, Buchanan, Mich., Robert W. LEMBKE, Warsaw, Stephen WALDO, Boulder, Colo., Jason [CROSS] and Benjamin CROSS, Maui, Hawaii; two granddaughters, Nancy and husband Brady BONSON, Greenwood, and Bethany WALDO, Chapel Hill, N.C.; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen and husband Emmett OZIOS, Muskegon, Mich.
She was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Richard W. CROSS on June 17, 1998, one sister, Donna MATSON, and two brothers, George F. [LaNORE] and John LaNORE.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Glenn BUYER officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Gilbert H. Enyart
Aug. 16, 1911 - Feb. 19, 2000
Gilbert H. ENYART, 88, formerly of 705 E. Fourth St., Lot 53, died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday at ExtendaCare, Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to Benjamin and Thursae NEWTON ENYART, he married Ada G. ALLEN on Dec. 25, 1929 in Marion. She died Jan. 8, 1994.
Mr. Enyart was an engineer for Sealed Power Corp., from 1948-1973, when he retired. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of United Brethren Church, Greentown, and a past memter of Masonic Lodge 79, Fulton County Historical Society and the Art Colony, all of Rochester.
Survivors include three sons and their spouses, Jim and Bev ENYART, Shell Knob, Mo., Bill and LaDonna ENYART, Loveland, Ohio, and Dick and Helen ENYART, Rochester; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice CRISPEN, Macy, Helen MANNS, Rochester, and Juanita BELL, Florida; three brothers, Thomas and wife Marge ENYART, Huntsville, Ark., Russell ENYART, Goodrich, Texas, and Daniel and wife Fay ENYART, Mountain View, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Barbara SMITH and two brothers, Nathan [ENYART] and Stanton ENYART.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Chris DODSON officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Rochester.

Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Jack W. Stanley
Feb. 7, 1913 - Feb. 20, 2000
Jack W. STANLEY, 87, Lake Bruce, died 7:40 p.m. Sunday at the home of his niece in Winamac.
He was born in Logansport to Harvey and Herma BROOKS STANLEY, and raised in Francesville by foster parents Robert and Grace KOSTEE.
Mr. Stanley was a retired truck driver and innkeeper. He was a member of Dunkard Church, Lake Bruce Association, and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include three sons, William L. STANLEY, Kansas City, Mo., John A. STANLEY, Gladstone, Mo., and Robert A. STANLEY, Yakima, Wash.; one daughter, Grace Ann [STANLEY], Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary GRAVES, Rifle, Colo., Betty BRILLHART, Kansas City, Kan., and Rosie UPERMAN, Foley, Ala.
He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
Graveside services will be held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, Mo.

James D. Miller
James D. "Jim" MILLER, 69, Mentone, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday at his home.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Pamela D. Kelly
June 19, 1954 - Feb. 2, 2000
Pamela DILL KELLY, 45, Tampa, Fla., died Feb. 2 at her home.
Born in Rochester to James and Barbara DILL, she married Curtis KELLY in 1974. He survives. Mrs. Kelly wasa homemaker and attended Rochester High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Michelle KELLY, Tampa; two sons, Shannon [KELLY] and Mathew KELLY, Tampa; one grandson, Curtis KELLY III, Tampa; two brothers, Charles DILL, Rochester, and Dennis DILL, Jonesboro, Ark.; her stepparents, Homer and Bertha GELLER, Rochester; her grandmother, Edith DILL, Kalkaska, Mich.; several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Arrangements were carried out in Tampa.

Edith M. Rhodes
Jan. 11, 1911 - Feb. 20, 2000
Edith May RHODES, 89, Tippecanoe, died 11:23 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Tippecanoe to Charles and Louise STEINBACH KOCHEL, she married V. Dean RHODES on June 11, 1933 in Michigan City. He survives at home.
Mrs. Rhodes was a homemaker and worked at Mensers Poultry Processing, Tippecanoe. She attended Tippecanoe Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, David Dean and wife Marian RHODES, Baroda, Mich., Russell Eugene and wife Janice RHODES, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and Donald Allen RHODES, Tippecanoe; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her partnts and one sister, Mary Elizabeth RHODES in 1956.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in Bourbon Parks Cemetery, Bourbon. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 23, 2000

James D. Miller
April 15, 1930 - Feb. 21, 2000
James D. MILLER, 69, Mentone, died 8:45 p.m. Mondayat his home.
Born in Kosciusko County to Joseph A. and Edna Joy MARTIN MILLER, he married Lois M. ROGANWRIGHT on July 1, 1950 in Bourbon. She survives.
Mr. Miller owned and operated Miller's hardware and Miller's Mobile Home Park, Mentone. He was a bus driver for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation for 32 years. A Korean War U.S. Army veteran, he was a fireman and a member of the Emergency Medical Services, American Legion Chamber of Commerce, served on Town Council, Zoning and Park Boards, and was a Cubmaster for Boy Scouts, all in Mentone. A member of the Burket United Methodist Church, he was a part of the Pastor Parish-Mens Group and a buyer for Burket fair stand.
Survivors include two sons, Darrel and wife Pam MILLER and Douglas and wife Lori MILLER, all of Mentone; three grandchildren, Kevin [MILLER], Brad [MILLER] and Justin MILLER; his mother, Winona Lake; one brother, Jack and wife Sharon MILLER, Mentone.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Burket United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Steve AUSTIN and Don POYSER officiating. Military graveside services conducted by the American Legion and VFW of Warsaw will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, where a Fireman's Memorial service will take place at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Mentone EMS or Fire Department, Burket United Methodist Church, or Kosciusko County Home Health Care.

Harry E. Herendeen
Harold E. "Harry" HERENDEEN, 83, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Ocala Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, February 24, 2000

Harry E. Herendeen
Feb. 28, 1916 - Feb. 22, 2000
Harold "Harry" E. HERENDEEN, 83, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died onTuesday morning at Ocala Regional Medical Center.
Born in Akron to Benjamin and Bessie SAUSAMAN HERENDEEN, he married Mary Jane ZARTMAN-JONES on July 31, 1971 in Valdosta, Ga. She survives.
Mr. Herendeen was a retired salesman for Due-Tint Bulb Co., Chicago, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of First Christian Church of Ocala.
Survivors include two sons, Howard [HERENDEEN] and Gary HERENDEEN, both of Cleveland, ohio; and three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Chris DODSON officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Ocala Youth Department.

Vonda M. Baker
Vonda M. BAKER, 80, 386 West 500 South, died at 7:15 a.m. today at miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.

James D. Miller
April 15, 1930 - Feb. 21, 2000
James D. MILLER, 69, died at his Mentone home at 8:45 p.m. Monday.
Born in Kosciusko County to Joseph A. and Edna Joy MARTIN MILLER, he married Lois M. ROGANWRIGHT on July 1, 1950 in Bourbon. She survives.
Mr. Miller owned and operated Miller's Hardsware and Miller's Mobile Home Park, Mentone. He was a bus driver for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation for 32 years. A Korean War U.S. Army veteran, he was a fireman and a member of the Emergency Medical Services, American Legion, and Chamber of Commerce. He served on Town Council, zoning and park boards, and was a Cub Scoutmaster. A member of the Burket united Methodist Church, he was a part of the Pastor Parish-Mens Group and a buyer for Burket Fair stand.
Survivors include two sons, Darrel and wife Pam MILLER and Douglas and wife Lori MILLER, all of Mentone; three grandchildren, Kevin [MILLER], Brad [MILLER] and Justine MILLER; his mother, Winona Lake; one brother, Jack and wife Sharon MILLER, Akron.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Burket United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Steve AUSTIN and Don POYSER officiating. Military graveside services conducted by the American Legion and VFW of Warsaw will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, where a Fireman's Memorial service will take place at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Mentone EMS or Fire Department, Burket United Methodist Church, or Kosciusko County Home Health Care.

Betty J. Hardesty
Betty J. HARDESTY, 76, Argos, died 9:48 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus, as a result of an automobile accident.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Friday, February 25, 2000

Deloris M. Weiler
July 22, 1925 - Feb. 10, 2000
Deloris M. WEILER, 74, Punta Gorda, Fla., died at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla.
Born in Scipio to Ralph and Mildred Janery HELT, she married John WEILER. He died in December.
Mrs. Weiler worked for John Weiler Construction in Indianapolis and Marion from 1950-1972, was owner/manager of Lake Aire Resort, Holcombe, Wisc. and worked in real estate for 15 years. She retired with her husband in 1988 and moved to Florida. A graduate of Rochester High School and Indianapolis Business College, she was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Port Charlotte.
Survivors include one daughter, Colleen GARRE, Hancock, N.H.; three sons, Jack WEILER, Edwardsburg, Mich., Donald WEILER, Englewood, Fla., and Jeff WEILER, Punta Gorda; two brothers, Charles HELT, McAllen, Texas and Donald HELT, Marion; one sister, Ilo RAKICH, Waterbury, Conn.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bobby [HELT] and John HELT, who lived in Rochester.
A celebration of life service will be held to honor Deloris and John Weiler at 2 p.m. Sunday at Royal Palms Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda, Fla. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.

Vonda M. Baker
Sept. 4, 1919 - Feb. 24, 2000
Vonda M. BAKER, 80, 386 West 500 South, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in Fulton County to Henry and Ollie GRAY RENTSCHLER, she married Richard P. BAKER on Feb. 1, 1948 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and a member of Order of the Eastern Star, United Methodist Church, and Mount Olive Community Club, all in Fulton.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly S. and husband Dan HILL, Marysville, Mich.; three sons, Richard L. and wife Joan BAKER and Gene R. and wife Shelley BAKER, both of Rochester, and Jerry L. and wife Deborah BAKER, Fulton; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard Andrew BAKER; one sister, Betty GRAF, and one brother, Adam RENTSCHLER.
Services are at 10 a.m.Monday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. George HAPNER of Fulton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Homer Crable
Homer CRABLE, 86, Delong, died at 11:19 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Chester Coplen
Chester COPLEN, 100, Mentone, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Arrengements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Anna L. Wintrode
March 25, 1923 - Feb. 15, 2000
Graveside services for Anna L. WALTERS DeMARCO WINTRODE, 76, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester.
Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel L. Benson
Jan. 10, 1909 - Feb. 17, 2000
Rachel L. BENSON, 91, Kewanna, formerly of Bunker Hill, died 5:15 p.m. Thursday at her daughter's home in Lake Bruce.
Born in Alton, Ill. to Albert F. and Ola Grace WARD BLOSSEY, she married William H. BENSON on Nov. 10, 1929 in Kokomo. He died June 1, 1997.
Mrs. Benson was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, Bunker Hill, and a 65-year member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1928.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy HALE, Kokomo, and Sue FAIR, Kewanna; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Zoe STREETER, Bradenton, Fla.
She was preceded in death by three grandchildren and one brother.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Kewanna Chapel, with the Rev. Todd WILSON officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.

Saturday, February 26, 2000

Homer L. Crable
Oct. 22, 1913 - Feb. 24, 2000
Homer L. CRABLE, 86, Leiters Ford, died 11:19 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Topeka, Kan. to Roy and Emma Lavenia CRABLE, he married Helen WRIGHT on March 15, 1935 in Osage, Kan. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Crable was a retired truck driver for the County Highway Department in Kansas. He lived in Leiters Ford and Delong since coming here from Wichita seven years ago.
Survivors include two sons, Butch [CRABLE] and Donnie CRABLE, both of Wichita; four daughters, Ruth A. and husband Leroy KARN, Leiters Ford, Delores J. and husband Gordon PADFIELD, Santa Ana, Califl, Janice CRABLE, Beaumont, Texas, and Carol and husband Jim RUTH, Kansas City, Miss.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers, and two sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver with the Rev. Floyd G. ALLEN officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Chester Coplen
Dec. 28, 1899 - Feb. 24, 2000
Chester COPLEN, 100, Mentone, died 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Mentone to John and Ida Mae SHAMP COPLEN, he married Hildreth BLACKFORD on April 27, 1929 in Huntington. She survives.
Mr. Coplen was retired from Manwaring Leghorn Farm. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mentone.
Survivors include two daughters, Velma LANTZ, Mentone, and Donna and husband John MELLOTT, Etna Green; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Joe OLSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, February 28, 2000

Ina M. Johnson
July 27, 1932 - Feb. 25, 2000
Ina M. JOHNSON, 67, Akron, died 8:43 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
She was born in Texarkana, Texas to John T. and Ina Mae LOFTON SENTER.
Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker, and artist and worked for Amfuel, Magnolia, Ark. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, El Dorado, Ark.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon K. and husband Troy MIKESELL, Rochester; one son, Terry JOHNSON, Athens, Ga.; one sister, Martha CLOUD, Magnolia, Ark.; five grandchildren, Renee PUGH, Amanda GALL, and Heather MIKESELL, all of Rochester, Lindsey SHIPP and Jared SHIPP, El Dorado, Ark.; two great-grandchildren, Alston PUGH and Gage BOWER, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack [SENTER] and George SENTER, and one son, David SHIPP in 1985.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Athens Cemetery with the Rev. Richard HAMLIN of Bee Creek Baptist Church, Branson, Mo. officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ina M. Johnson Memorial Fune, 1101 Jefferson St., Rochester. Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Brothers Buneral Home, Rochester.

Betty J. Hardesty
June 4, 1923 - Feb. 23, 2000
Betty June HARDESTY, 76, Argos, died 9:48 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Marshall County to Roscoe and Edith STANAGE COOLEY, she married Francis "Frank" HARDESTY Sr. on Aug. 7, 1948 in Plymouth. He died on July 6, 1974.
Mrs. Hardesty was a homemaker and attended Argos Church of Jesus Christ. She was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn HYLTON, Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Keith HARDESTY, Argos; one son-in-law, Charles HILEMAN, Mentone; four stepdaughters, Audrey STEPHENSON, Knox, Corriene MECHLING, Tippecanoe, Madeliene SENFF, Sycamore, Ill. and Ilene and husband Ted HIGHT, South Bend; one stepson, Francis "Frank" Jr and wife Alice HARDESTY, Mentone; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; 16 step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pat ZEIDER, Argos, and Mary Lee [STEGMAN] and Donna STEGMAN, Dallas, Texas.
From a family of 12 children, she was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Karen HILEMAN in 1998, one granddaughter, Jennifer HYLTON, two step granddaughters, Christina AULT and Sherri HIGHT and two step grandsons, Matthew HARDESTY and Perry McMICHAEL.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial will be in Summit Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Bourbon. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today or one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Society.

Ervin J. Sanders
Ervin J. SANDERS, 85, 1404 Ewing Road, died 8:50 a.m. today at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral home, Inc.

Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Norman W. Walters
June 5, 1919 - Feb. 29, 2000
Norman W. WALTERS, 80, formerly of 1701 Madison St., died at ExtendaCare at 5 a.m. today.
Born June , 1919, in Indianapolis, to Alvah A. and Lenna E. WILSON WALTERS, he married Lydia ANDRADE on April 9, 1955 in Rochester. She survives, at ExtendaCare.
Walters, born with cerebral palsy, started his business career in 1934, at the age of 13, when Kiwanis Club members convinced Rochester businesses to donate merchandise for him to sell. Within two days he had earned enough to purchase a tricycle and began selling caramel corn door-to-door. He opened Norman's Tiny Shop at Seventh and Main Streets and sold ice cream and sundries. With a specially built motor scooter he sold ice cream products throughout town, eventually opening Norman's Catering Service. In 1970 he and Lydia, also handicapped, opened Nor-Wal Sales in their home, selling Bibles, book marks and other religious items until their retirement.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Rochester and Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Surviving with his wife are several cousins.
Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Ervin J. Sanders
July 23, 1914 - Feb. 28, 2000
Ervin Jay SANDERS, 85, 1404 Ewing Road, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center.
Born July 23, 1914, in Richland Township, to Charlie and Ellen HASSENPLUG SANDERS, he married Josephine E. UTTER on Oct. 26, 1937 at Bruce Lake. She survives.
Longtime head maintenance man at Woodlawn Hospital, he worked 20 years at Studebaker Corp., South Bend. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the United Auto Workers, South Bend.
Survivors include his wife, at home; two daughters, Connie WALTERS and husband Jimmie, Rochester, and Kay NIXON, Rochester; two sons, Marvin and wife Patsy [SANDERS], Farmington, N.M., and Larry and wife Marge [SANDERS], Mentone; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Delta BLANTON and Husband Jim, Coldwater, Mich. He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Calvin L. Kindig
Aug. 22, 1909 - Feb. 25, 2000
Calvin L. KINDIG, 90, LaPoerte, died 9:20 p.m. Friday at LaPorte Hospital.
Born in Rochester to Charles M. and Martha J. BOWEN KINDIG, he lived in LaPorte most of his life.
Mr. Kindig was a welder at CopCo Steel for 19 years, retiring in 1970. He was a farmer and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include one sister, Thelma COOPER, Elkhart; one brother, Nelson KINDIG, LaPorte; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Hazel THOMPSON, Meadie WARSTLER, Mabel HAGENBUSH and Blanche ERICKSON, and two brothers, Emery [KINDIG] and Lester KINDIG.
Services are at 11 a.m. today at Haverstock Funeral Home, Ind., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, with the Rev. William FREESE officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thursday, March 2, 2000

Georgia I. Fitton
Jan. 29, 1909 - March 1, 2000
Georgia I. FITTON, 91, Claypool, died 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at Masons Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to Frank and Etta HILL, she married Merl E. FITTON on Oct. 29, 1927 in Claypool. He died Dec. 28, 1995.
A homemaker, she is survived by one daughter, Linda HERENDEEN, Claypool; two granddaughters, Christine and husband Kent RAYPHOLTZ and Leslie HERENDEEN, both of Claypool.
She was preceded in death by four sisters.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Home Health Care.

Elmer L. Overmyer
Jan. 28, 1923 - March 1, 2000
Elmer Lewis OVERMYER, 77, 2797 East 500 North, died 12:59 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Monterey to Frank and Grace WARMBROD OVERMYER, he married Betty J. PRICKETT on Dec. 20, 1942 in Rochester. She survives at home.
Mr. Overmyer was a mechanic for Jones Implement Co., Rochester for over 30 years, retiring in 1982. He attended Richland Center United Methodist Church. A World War II U.S. Army veteran of the 554th Quartermaster Railhead Organization, he was a member of Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge and Logansport Veterans of Foreign Wars. He lived most of his life in Fulton County.
Survivors include two daughters, Shawnee and husband Lanty ARMSTRONG, Rochester, and Carla and husband Glenn HACKSTEDT, LaPorte; four grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy RENTSCHLER, Prescott, Ariz.; four brothers, Harry John and wife Catherine OVERMYER, Rochester, Lloyd OVERMYER, Monterey, Paul and wife Betty OVERMYER, Mo., and Wayne OVERMYER, Knox.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Della RUSHAW and Martha HIDEMANN, and two brothers, Earl OVERMYER in infancy and George OVERMYER.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David MILLS officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the VFW and American Legion in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where there will be a Richland Center I.O.O.F. Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m., or one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Richland Center United Methodist Church.

Friday, March 3, 2000

Dorothy M. Wilburn
April 6, 1915 - March 2, 2000
Dorothy M. WILBURN, 84, formerly of Twelve Mile, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.
Born in Tipton County to William and Nellie RAMSEYER KEMPER, she married the Rev. Robert D. WILBURN on Jan. 3, 1932 in Elwood. They lived in Uniondale, Jimtown, South Bend, Delphi, Oxford, Leo, South Whitley, West Lafayette, Hobbs, and Elkhart. He survives.
Mrs. Wilburn was a homemaker and a pastor's wife. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw and was a member of the Northern Indiana United Methodist Conference.
Survivors include three daughters, Roberta HOOVER, Denver, Patricia BEEHLER, Tequesta, Fla., and Jane FRY, Syracuse; one son, Robert E. WILBURN, Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Betty BEACH, Tipson County; and two brothers, Ned KEMPER, Tipton County, and George KEMPER, Mission, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with the Revs. David OVERMYER and Robert SEITZ officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.

Jon A. Stoner
Nov. 7, 1946 - March 1, 2000
Jon A. STONER, Denver, 53, died 7:35 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries sustained from a Feb. 23 truck accident on U.S. 31 in Miami County.
Born in Peru to Merrill and A. Charlene POOR STONER, he married Dianne CONRAD on May 19, 1967. She survives.
Mr. Stoner was retired from Stoner Equipment Co. and worked in the parts and accessories department at Kokomo Harley Davidson. He graduated in 1964 from North Miami High School and served in the National Guard. He was a member of Mexico Masonic Lodge 347, York Rite, Indianapolis Murat Shrine Club, and Chili United Methodist Church. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, driving his Corvette, drag racing, playing pool and Indiana University basketball.
Survivors include one son, Sean and wife Cindy STONER, Cicero; one daughter, Shannon STONER, Terre Haute; his parents, Peru; one brother, James G. and wife Susan STONER; one nephew, Kris STONER; and one niece, Kelli STONER.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with the Rev. Jim NEWTON officiating. Burial will be in Chili Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Frances Slocum Bank and/or Chili United Methodist Church.

Saturday, March 4, 2000

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Monday, March 6, 2000

Stella M. Swick
Stella May EMMONS SWICK, 90, formerly of Mentone, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Nina I. Engle
Aug. 2, 1912 - March 4, 2000
Nina Irene ENGLE, 87, Akron, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester
Born in Fulton County to Harvey and Bessie DICKERHOFF KRIEG, she married Wayne K. ENGLE on Dec. 22, 1939 in Dutchtown near Warsaw. He died Sept. 24, 1991.
Mrs. Engle was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm near Akron. A lifetime resident of Fulton County area, she was a member of First Brethren Church, Roann.
Survivors include two sisters, Joanna McGEE, Ossian and Trella BASTIAN, Rochester; two nieces, Marlene MARTIN, Ossian and Elaine BAMMERLIN, Mexico; one nephew, Maurice and wife Linda McGEE, Houston, Texas; several great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Floyd "Mike" KRIEG and one sister, Glendon READ.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Clark SHEARER officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today or one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Fulton Cancer Fund.

Garnett McCarty
Sept. 6, 1914 - March 4, 2000
Garnett "Mac" McCARTY, 85, Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool, formerly of Grant County, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday at his home.
Born in Salt Lick, Ky. to Josh and Ellen CORNETT McCARTY, he married Virginia McCARTY on July 23, 1937 in Owingsville, Ky. She survives.
Mr. McCarty was retired from Anaconda Wire and Cable, Marion in 1976. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia K. STAMBAUGH, Van Buren; three sons, Robert and wife Roslyn McCARTY, Claypool, Roy C. and wife Carol McCARTY, Marion, and Frank and wife Carolyn McCARTY, LaPorte; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Akron, with the Rev. L. Robert NELSON officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Beaver Dam United Methodist Church Kings Kids.

Cindy L. McNeal
Sept. 9, 1997 - March 5, 2000
Cindy Louann McNEAL, 2, Argos, died 9:05 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Rochester to Woodward Wayne "Woody" McNEAL and Stella Lynn RUGGLES, she was a lifetime resident of Argos.
Survivors include her mother, at home; her father, Argos; one brother, John Lawson RUGGLES, at home. maternal grandparents, John and Cindy RUGGLES, Argos; paternal grandparents, Richard and Margaret McNEAL, Argos; maternal great-grandfather, Thomas HANN, Mishawaka; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Memorials may be made to the family.

Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Willodean Stout Binna
Sept. 23, 1911 - Feb. 17, 2000
Willodean STOUT BINNA, 88, Modesto, Calif., died Feb. 17 at Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Akron, Mrs. Binna lived in Modesto for 41 years. She was a homemaker and a charter member and past president of the Family Service League, past president of McHenry Museum Society, a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, and was involved with the John Muir Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association.
Survivors include one son, John L. BINNA, Corvallis, Ore.; and one daughter, Mary BINNA, Modesto; and one brother Bill and wife Virginia STOUT, Rochester.
Private services were conducted. Allen Mortuary, Turlock, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA 95356.

George W. Books Jr.
May 13, 1926 - March 4, 2000
George W. BOOKS Jr., 73, Macy, died 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Fulton to George W. and Dorothy SHRIVER BOOKS, he married Gladys SPANGLER on June 16, 1950 in Lapeer, Mich. She survives.
Mr. Books was a retired truck driver and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and American Legion Glen Owens Post 14, both of Peru.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy and husband Steve EVANS, Clio, Mich.; three sons, George David and wife Diana BOOKS, Montrose, Mich.; nine grandchildren, Leslie Eugene [HIXENBAUGH] and Jimmy HIXENBAUGH, Jonathan [BOOKS], Crystal [BOOKS], Jennifer [BOOKS], Katrina [BOOKS], Micah [BOOKS], April Nickcole BOOKS, and Amanda CALDWELL; two great-grandchildren, Joel [HIXENBAUGH] and Hailey Marie HIXENBAUGH; his mother, Mexico; two sisters, Betty McGEE, Mexico, and Mary PENTECOST, Milford, Ill.; one brother, Russel BOOKS, Mims, Fla.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main, Peru, with the Rev. K. Andrew MAGGARD officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by Miami County VFW Post 2067 and Glen Owens American Legion Post 14. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Stella M. Swick
Nov. 21, 1909 - March 5, 2000
Stella Mae SWICK, 90, formerly of Mentone, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to George and Clara DILLMAN WEHRLY, she married Donald Leroy EMMONS Sr. on June 20, 1931. He died Dec. 27, 1950. She married Percy SWICK in January 1954. He died Nov. 13, 1965.
Mrs. Swick was a homemaker and attended First Christian Church, Warsaw.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie and husband Donald SNIPES, Rochester; one son, Don Jr. and wife Geneva EMMONS, Issaquah, Wash.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and two brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Ronnie SAMS officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bird Aviary Fund at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Gail V. Hart
Sept. 29, 1934 - March 5, 2000
Gail V. HART, 65, Logansport, died at 11:43 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
She was born in Waukegan, Ill. to George and Gunhild PETERSON McCLURE.
Mrs. Hart retired in 1996 after 15 years as manager of Pine Crest Apartments. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters and their spouses, Deb and Dennis TYLER, Karen and Bob RUDD, all of Rochester, and Pam and Larry REUTEBUCH, Logansport; two sons, John HART, Phoenix, Ariz., and Karl HART, Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Karen COLE, Ambler, Pa.; one brother, George McCLURE, Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport with the Rev. Chris DODSON officiating. Burial will be in Warren Cemetery, Gurnee, Ill. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Wednesday, March 8, 2000

Billy R. Wennerstrom
Dec. 24, 1924 - March 6, 2000
Billy R. WENNERSTROM, 75, Plymouth, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in Culver to August and Naomi JOHNSTON WENNERSTROM, he married Helen SMITH in 1969 in Bremen. She survives.
Mr. Wennerstrom was a retired Uniroyal laborer. He lived in Plymouth since 1969, when he moved from Culver. He was a member of Finney-Shilling Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6919 and the Culver Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include one stepson, Kenneth RODGERS, Plymouth; three stepdaughters, Viola and husband Allen LUSE, Monon, Phyllis REINHOLD, Culver, and Sue RODGERS, Plymouth; 12 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Clarence WENNERSTROM, Carson City, Nev., Knight WENNERSTROM, Plymouth, Culver [WENNERSTROM] and August WENNERSTROM, both of Mishawaka; one sister, Leonora "Ann" GIBBONS, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one stepson and one brother.
Services areat 2 p.m. Thursday at Bonine Fneral Home, Culver with the Rev. Daniel J. BERGER officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Finney-Shilling VFW Post 6919 in Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Steve T. Owsianowski
Sept. 24, 1934 - March 6, 2000
Steve T. OWSIANOWSKI, 65, 711 Madison St. when in Rochester, died Monday in South Bend.
Born to Steve P. and Anna FUCHTA OWSIANOWSKI, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. He enjoyed gardening and traveling.
Survivors include cherished friend Russel PARKER, Rochester, and chosen sister Aldone POWELL, Oak Lawn, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Thursday, March 9, 2000 to Saturday, March 11, 2000

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Monday, March 13, 2000

Estel Crall
April 28, 1921 - March 12, 2000
Estel CRALL, 78, 515 Monticello Road, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Born in Beaver Dam Community near Akron to Simon and Loie Mae WHITE CRALL, he married Catherine TOWNE on Nov. 19, 1939 in Akron. She survives at home.
Mr. Crall was an employee of Pike Lumber Company, Akron, for 26 years until he retired in 1981. He attended Akron Church of God.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara CLAXTON and Sue and husband Laddie HELSER, Warsaw, Ann and husband Norman BENZING, Rochester, and Diana and husband David BIEGANSKI, Cowelsville, N.Y.; one son, Richard and wife Barbara CRALL, Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia and husband Joseph ZIZI, Pasa Robles, Calif; one sister-in-law, Shirley CRALL, Del Monte, Calif.
He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, one infant son, his parents, one sister, Hattie Marie TRAPA, and one brother, Clarence [CRALL].
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating. Burial will be in Athens Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Fulton County R.S.V.P.

Ralph E. Martin
Sept. 4, 1933 - March 12, 2000
Ralph E. MARTIN, 66, Akron, died Sunday at his home.
Born in Fulton County to Lewis A. and Martha E. SANDS MARTIN, he married Paulene A. PUGH in May 1951 in North Vernon. She died May 2, 1990.
Mr. Martin was a retired Erie-Lackawana Railroad engineer and a parts hauler for Hoffman Body Shop. A member of Mentone Masonic Lodge, he was an avid golfer, a weather watch person for WWKI radio station and enjoyed ceramics and cooking.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane and husband Maurice MURPHY, and Diane and husband Eric PONTIOUS, all of Akron; one son, Ed and wife Kim MARTIN, Akron; seven grandchildren, Jana and husband Douglas VANCE, Justin MURPHY, Cassey [PONTIOUS] and Erica PONTIOUS, Aaron [MARTIN], Andy [MARTIN] and Adam MARTIN; three sisters, Virginia BOOKER, Plymouth, Karen and husband Eugene DEEDS and Sue and husband Virgil HUDKINS, all of Rochester; five brothers, Ronald MARTIN, Dallas,Texas, LeRoy "Red" MARTIN and Donald MARTIN, Bradenton, Fla., Jim FISHER, Rochester, and John FISHER, Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews; special friend Helen MURPHY, Akron.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Charles [MARTIN] and Robert MARTIN.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where there will be a Masonic Lodge Service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Mentone Flying Club.

Roscoe A. Woodring
Aug. 3, 1921 - March 10, 2000
Roscoe A. "Woody" WOODRING, 78, Kokomo, died at 3:50 p.m. Friday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.
Born in Peru to Clyde and Bessie AUSMAN WOODRING, he married Fern SNYDER on Aug. 21, 1942. She survives.
Mr. Woodring retired from PPG Industries in 1988 after 38 years as a machinist. After serving 20 years in the National Guard, he retired and served 10 years as secretary in the Retired National Guard Reserves. In the Army Air Force for three years, he served in England during World War II. A voluntyeer for We Care, he was a member of Franternal Order of Eagles Lodge 255, where he went through the chairs and was trustee, secretary-treasurer and member of the past presidents, a member of Kokomo American Legion Post 6, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1152, and Metal Polishers Local 24. He graduated from Kokomo High School, and as a member of Kokomo Bowling Association, was inducted into Kokomo Bowling Hall of Fame in 1992.
Survivors include one son and spouse, Charles and Carol WOODRING, Macy; seven daughters and six spouses, Fern and Chuck FENNELL, Greentown; Bonnie and Robert VIRDEN, Christoval, Texas; Cece and Louis CLINTON, Russiaville; Millie McKENNA, Georgia; Debbie and Robert CUTHBERT, Macy; Pam and John FRAZEE, Sharpsville; and Melodie and Mark JENNINGS, Kokomo; 36 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three sistersm Blanche STEWART and Glendora FRANKLYN, Kokomo, and Dottie JACKSON, Texas; two brothers, Clyde WOODRING, Marion and Glen WOODRING, Goldsmith; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas A. WOODRING, his parents, one brother and one sister.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuyesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo with the Rev. Robert MOORE officiating. Burial will be in Crown Point Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1152. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral chapel where an Eagles Service will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Agnes L. Denney
July 28, 1918 - March 11, 2000
Agnes L. DENNEY, 81, formerly of Fort Recovery, Ohio, died 1:51 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Fort Recovery to Frank and Bernadine HORNICK BARRENBRUGGE, she married Maurice DENNEY on Aug. 1, 1942 at Fort Recovery. He died April 15, 1987.
Mrs. Denney was owner and operator of the former Millie's Dress Shop, Ft. Recovery. She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, the Altar-Rosary Sodality, Daughters of Isabelle 810 and American Legion Auxiliary 345, all of Ft. Recovery.
Survivors include two daughters and spouses, Diana DENNEY-WINTHROP and Kenneth WINTHROP, Manhatten, Calif. and Beth and Barry JONES, Hillsboro, Ohio; two sons and spouses, Dennis and Patricia WINTHROP, Ft. Recovery, and Mike and Suellen WINTHROP, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one sister, Helen CRIST, Ft. Recovery.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles {BARRENBRUGGE] and Robert BARRENBRUGGE.
Services are at 10:30 Wednesday at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul WOHLWEND officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. to the time of services at Brockman & Brockman Funeral Home, Ft. Recovery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Harvey Clary Jr.
March 29, 1923 - March 11, 2000
Harvey CLARY Jr., 77, 114 1/2 E. Eighth St., and Leigh Acres, Fla., died at 4 p.m. Saturday at South West Florida Regional Medical Center, Fort Myers, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Harvey Clary Jr.
March 29, 1923 - March 11, 2000
Harvey CLARY Jr., 76, 114 1/2 E. Eighth St., and Leigh Acres, Fla., died at 4 p.m. Saturday at South West Florida Regional Medical Center, Fort Myers, Fla.
Born in Rochester to Harvey and Elva Grace LOWE CLARY Sr., he married Annabelle ROUCH on Sept. 4, 1954 in Marion. She survives at home.
Mr. Clary was a partner in the Rouch Insurance Agency in Rochester for 27 years until he retired. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester and attended First Presbyterian Church in Leigh Acres. A. U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who actively participated in the invasion of Omaha Beach, he was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, Rochester Manitou Moose Lodge 1107, Elks Lodge 2120, Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 79, Scottish Rite Valley, South Bend, and Oxbow Golf Club, LaBelle, Fla. He was a 1942 graduate of Rochester High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Darla and husband Murro MARTENS, Lewisville, Texas; one son, Ron and wife Carlita CLARY, Garland, Texas; two granddaughters, Jeana CLARY, Dallas, Texas, and Melinda CLARY, Lubbock, Texas; two grandsons, Kevin and wife Cara MARTENS, Lewisville, Texas, and Kurt MARTENS, College Station, Texas; one sister-in-law, Pat CLARY, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard [CLARY] on Jan. 15, 1993.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Military graveside services conducted by the American Lagion and VFW will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Grace United Mtthodist Church, Rochester.

Steve T. Owsianowski
Sept. 24, 1934 - March 6, 2000
[For Steve T. OWSIANOWSKI] a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. March 23 at St Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.
Mr. Owsianowskim 65, 711 Madison St., died in South Bend.

Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Harvey Clary Jr.
March 29, 1923 - March 11, 2000
A surviving nephew was inadvertantly omitted from Harvey CLARY's obituary Tuesday. He is James and wife Beverly CLARY, Peru.
Services for Mr. Clary will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW at the Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday. Memorials may be made to American Heart Associationor Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.

James L. Mettler
Feb. 17, 1922 - March 14, 2000
James L. METTLER, 78, Claypool, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Columbia City to Floyd and Edna LEER METTLER, he married Patricia KNISELY on Dec. 24, 1955 in Fort Wayne. She survives.
Mr. Mettler was a mechanic and diesel technician for Kosciusko County Highway Department, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of Plymouth Moose Lodge. He lived in Whitley and Kosciuko counties most of his life.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffery L. METTLER, Detroit, Mich., and Jeffery L. METTLER Jr., Claypool; one daughter, Juanita L. and husband Thomas WICKEY, Plymouth; seven grandchildren; four brothers; and two sisters.
Graveside services are at 3 p.m. Thursday at MentoneCemetery with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Thursday, March 16, 2000

Maxine Huddleston
Jan. 14, 1919 - March 14, 2000
Maxine HUDDLESTON, 81, Peru, died 12:30 p.m.Tuesday at her home.
Born in Logansport to Charles and Laura WISSINGER, she married Jason HUDDLESTON on Aug. 9, 1939. He died Nov. 21, 1998.
Mrs. Huddleston was a retired clerk from the Miami County Treasurer's office. She was a member of First Christian Church, Peru, and Phi Delta Kappa Ladies.
Survivors include one son and spouse, Ronald and Rhonda HUDDLESTON, Peru; six grandchildren, Tammy [HUDDLESTON], April [HUDDLESTON], Jason [HUDDLESTON], Megan [HUDDLESTON], Katherine [HUDDLESTON], and Laura HUDDLESTON; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Les [WISSINGER], Encil [WISSINGER] and Don WISSINGER, and one sister, Vada PARKER.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with the Rev. George McCARTY officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. No visitation is planned. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First Christian Church or Salvation Army.

Dixie L. Arven
Feb. 21, 1922 - March 15, 2000
Dixie L. ARVEN, 78, Logansport, died at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Decatur to Harold and Francile BURGER HARVEY, she married E. Dean ARVEN on Sept. 4, 1941 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Arven was a homemaker, a member of Rochester First United Methodist Church and a 1941 graduate of Rochester High School.
Survivors include two brothers, Donald and wife Mary HARVEY, Monroe, and Gary and wife Mary Ann HARVEY, Decatur; one sister, Jane and husband Jack PARKER, Pierceton; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack [HARVEY] and James HARVEY.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport.

Hope M. Waldo
Nov. 8, 1911 - March 15, 2000
Hope M. COPLEN WALDO, 88, formerly of Rochester and Indianapolis, died Wednesday at Corydon Health Care Center, Corydon.
Born in Rochester to Charles and Eva SMITH COPLEN, she married Richard L. WALDO Sr.
Mrs. Waldo was a clerk for L. S. Ayres and a memb er of Garfield Park United Church of Christ, both in Indianapolis.
Survivors include one son, Richard L. WALDO Jr., Corydon; one daughter, Pamela SWISS, Hebron; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine IRELAND, Kokomo, and Doris CRAIG, Petersburg.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home, Indianapolis. Intombment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kenneth H. Kemple
Jan. 3, 1919 - March 15, 2000
Kenneth Homer KEMPLE, 81, formerly of Culver, died 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Huntington.
Born in Lafayette to Homer and Mary Esma POPE KEMPLE, he married Mary Belle OSBORN on Nov. 25, 1941 in Culver. She died April 24, 1998.
Mr. Kemple was a welder and attended Grace United Church of Christ, Culver. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and was a member of Finney Schilling Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6919, the National Rifle Association and Culver Bowling League. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include four daughters and their spouses, Karen and Jay COBY, Rochester, Mary Ann and James ROWE and Cindy and Michael GEIGER, all of Culver, and Judy and Daryl FISHER, Plymouth; one son, Rodney KEMPLE, Culver; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Louise KRIEG and Marjorie KEMPLE, both of Culver; one brother Arthur and wife Sue KEMPLE, Culver; one sister-in-law, Faye KEMPLE, West Palm Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Fritz KEMPLE.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home,Argos with the Rev. Bill SCHILLER officiating. Graveside military services will be conducted by Finney Schilling VFW Post 6919 in Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

Barbara A. Hinson
May 31, 1952 - March 14, 2000
Barbara Ann HINSON, 47, Monon, formerly of Rochester, died 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.
Born in Goshen to Willard and Mary Elizabeth KIEM WARFEL, she married Charles D. "Doug" HINSON on Sept. 11, 1972 in Rensselaer. He survives.
Mrs. Hinson had been a resident of Monon for two years. Prior to moving there, she lived in Rensselaer and graduated from Rensselaer Central High School in 1970. She worked for Per Pak for 20 years and attended the Liberty Open Door Baptist Church, San Pierre.
Survivors include four sons, Jason T. and wife Jennifer HINSON, Justin D. and wife Amanda HINSON, all of Monon, Shawn A. and wife Melissa HINSON, Roselawn, and Blake A. HINSON, at home; one grandson, Brian A. HINSON, Roselawn; three brothers, Lloyd and wife Julie WARFEL, Lafayette, Thomas and wife Cindy WARFEL, Fort Wayne, and John WARFEL, Branson, Mo.; and two sisters, Delora and husband Carl SAYERS and Mary EDWARDS, all of Rensselaer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother, and one half-brother.
Graveside services are at 12:30 CST Friday at Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer with the Rev. Thomas LOVELY and the Rev. James CHALLANCIN officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon CST at Jackson Funeral Chapel, 250 N. McKinley Ave., Rensselaer. Memorials may be made to Leukemia Society of America.

Friday, March 17, 2000

Eric K. Fort
Dec. 21, 1947 - March 15, 2000
Eric K. FORT, 52, Kewanna, died 6:50 a.m. Wednesday in an automobile accident at U.S. 31 and 100 North, Peru.
Born in Indianapolis to Benjamin and Madeline MASTERS FORT, he married Vanesse TAYLOR on May 19, 1979 in Mystic, Conn. She survives.
Mr. Fort owned the Kewanna News Agency and was an independent agent for the Indianapolis Star. A 1964 graduate of Indianapolis Arsenal Tech High School, he served on U.S. Navy submarines for 23 years. He attended Kewanna Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons, Shaun TAYLOR, San Pierre, Jaeson [FORT] and Mikel FORT, both at home; three grandchildren; his father, Carmel; one brother, Dr. Kyle FORT, Lewisburg, W. Va.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
There will be a gathering at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Cliff GANO officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel is in charge of arrengements.

Saturday, March 18, 2000

Rita P. Alderfer
Oct. 21, 1914 - March 16, 2000
Rita P. ALDERFER, 85, Gresham, Ore., died Thursday in Fairview, Ore.
Born in Williston, N.D. to Wiley and Josephine THOMPSON, she married Vern ALDERFER in 1950 in Mishawaka. He died in 1981.
Mrs. Alderfer was raised and partially educated in Williston. In 1946 she began working for Uniroyal in Mishawaka, as a laborer and retired from the company in 1976. In 1983 she moved to The Dalles, Ore. where she was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 23, the Moose Lodge, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and a Pythian. She moved to Gresham in 1996. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, craft work and watching television sports.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean McAFEE, Portland; two granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl THOMPSON, Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister, Georgia LOVITT, Hiram, Ga.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Gresham. Private cremation will precede the services. Interment services will be held in Rochester. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Gresham.

Agnes M. Jenkins
June 30, 1918 - March 16, 2000
Agnes M. JENKINS, 81, Culver, formerly of Indianapolis, died 10:20 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Born in Bluefield, W. Va. to Clarence and Laura FINE LANDRETH, she married Malcolm C. THOMPSON. He died on Sept.17, 1941. Her second husband, John D. SINCLAIR, died on Dec. 15, 1960. She then married Kenneth JENKINS on Sept. 14, 1968. He died on Aug. 15, 1993.
Mrs. Jenkins was a retired administrative assistant from RCA, Indianapolis. She was a member of the English Avenue Veterans of Foreign Wars, a volunteer at Community East Hospital, land a 40-year member of St. Bernadette Paish, all in Indianapolis. Living in Culver since 1996, she was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Culver, and the Ladies Society at the church.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy and husband Michael DEERY, Culver, and Barbara and husband Larry SINCLAIR-HEMBREE, Greenfield; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence LANDRETH, Indianapolis; three sisters, Jennie SOPER and Barbara Jean CREWS, both of Indianapolis, and Mary BALLSTEADT, Midway, Utah.
She was preceded in death b y her stepmother, Mattie HARDESTY LANDRETH and two sisters, Halene WISE and Hazel LANDRETH.
Services are at 9 a.m.Monday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Culver with the Rev. Jeffery LARGENT officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Calvary Cemetery Chapel, Indianapolis, where there will be visitation one hour prior to burial. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's of the LakeChurch where there will be a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:40 p.m. Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities or the activities center at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Bonine Funeral Home Inc., Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 20, 2000

Katherine J. Belcher
May 20, 1996 - March 17, 2000
Katherine J. BELCHER, 3, died at her Indianapolis home at 5:35 p.m. Friday.
Survivors include her parents Daniel W. BELCHER and Mary E. WERMUTH, Indianapolis, one brother William C. BELCHER, Indianapolis; paternal grandparents Richard E. and Suzanne J. BELCHER, Rochester; maternal grandparents Jerome F. and Alice WERMUTH, Highland; two aunts Nancy and husband David GRUESSER, Westfield, and Cynthia and husband Tom MAVES, Columbus, Ohio, and one cousin Clare MAVES, Columbus.
Viewing was at Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Zionsville, from 3-7 p.m.Sunday. Chaplain Gordon BURTON officiated at private services. Burial is in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers.
Memorials may be made to the Katherine Jane BELCHER Memorial Fund via the Fulton County Community Foundation c/o First Federal Savings Bank, Box 527, Rochester, 46975, the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, 2001 Beacon St., Brighton, MA, 02135, or to Crossroads Rehabilitation (Easter Seals) 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, 46205.

Evelyn M. Emmons
July 24, 1925 - March 19, 2000
Evelyn M. EMMONS, 74, Warsaw, died 9:55 a.m. Sunday at Prairie View Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to Herschel E. and Laura G. DUNNUCK HIBSCHMAN, she married Richard EMMONS on June 16, 1946 in Warsaw. He survives.
Mrs. Emmons was the manager at Cato Shop Store, Warsaw. She was a member of the Afternoon Circle of United Methodist Women's Club.
Survivors include one son Larry W. EMMONS, Wyoming, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brian [EMMONS], Brad [EMMONS] and Laura [EMMONS]
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Frank BEARD officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, Warsaw.

Melvin C. Swartz
April 5, 1921 - March 17, 2000
Melvin Cecil SWARTZ, 78, Denver, died 10:04 a.m. Friday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru. Born in Jasper County to Ray and Edith SHOGREEN SWARTZ, he married Fietta M. PETER on Aug. 30, 1957 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kokomo. She died Aut. 31, 1981.
Mr. Swartz was a retired dairy farmer. A retired World War II U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2067, Peru.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas and wife Clare GUIRE and Randall D. SWARTZ, all of Denver; one daughter, Debra and husband Jim PITMAN, Denver; four grandchildren, Leroy [GUIRE], Leon [GUIRE], Timmy [GUIRE] and Cecil GUIRE; and four great-grandchildren, Tiffany [GUIRE], Brianne [GUIRE], Gaige [GUIRE] and Carson GUIRE.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ed Ray [SWARTZ], Earl [SWARTZ] and Clare SWARTZ, and one sister, Georgia BOSTON.
Services are at noon today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Bill SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in Chili Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Virgie J. H. Cooper
Dec. 3, 1948 - March 18, 2000
Virgie Jean HEWITT COOPER, 51, Kimmell, died 8:25 a.m. Saturday at her daughter's home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Wolf Lake to Hershel Leroy Sr. and Lilia LaVern BURNS HEWITT, she was a lifetime resident of Noble County.
Mrs. Cooper was assistant manager of a convenience store and a member of Kimmell Methodist Church. She attended Kimmell Elementary School and Cromwell High School.
Survivors include two sons, Dale Christopher COOPER, Ligonier, and Bryan Donald COOPER and Tara Lynn COOPER, Albion; four daughtgers, Suzette Michelle COOPER, California, Bobbie Jean and husband Jason Lee RITTER, Fort Wayne, Carrie Anne KENDALL, Fort Wayne, and Jennifer Renee and husband Shane Alan COOK, Ligonier; three brothers, Randy Lew HEWITT, Fort Wayne, Hershel Leroy HEWITT, Jr. and Michael Duane HEWITT, both of Kimmell; three sisters, Linda Sue HEWITT, Rochester, Karen Louise WEAVER, Goshen, and Penny Mae OWSLEY, Rome City; 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Vickie Ann HEWITT, and one granddaughter, Madison Leigh COOPER.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier, with the Rev. Linda HEWITT officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home, Fort Wayne or Allen County Cancer Society.

Virginia L. Hay
Jan. 11, 1923 - March 16, 2000
Virginia Lee HAY, 77, Fontana, Calif., formerly of Twelve Mile, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at her home.
Born in Cass County to Arlo and Edith SPURGEON DORAN, she married Frank A. HAY on April 2, 1943 in Tampa, Fla. He died April 26, 1999.
Mrs. Hay retired from the Sun Telegram newspaper, San Bernardino, Calif. in 1987 after 23 years as a clerical worker. She was a member of Olde Towne Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Logansport, and graduated from Twelve Mile High School in 1942.
Survivors include two daughters, Marlene NICHOLS, San Bernardino, and Dixie RAMIREZ, Fontana, Calif.; three grandchildren, Scott NICHOLS, Trisha JAMES, Richard RAMIREZ, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Jordan JAMES, Madeline [NICHOLS] and Abigail NICHOLS; two sisters, Pauline BABB, Lucerne, and Genevieve CLEMANS, Fontana.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Duane [DORAN], Everett "Sonny" [DORAN], and Marion DORAN.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. Steve FLECK officiating, and where Olde Towne Chapter of the D.A.R. will hold a memorial service. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Raymond S. Lowery
March 4, 1919 - March 19, 2000
Raymond S. LOWERY, 81, 1080 West 200 North, died 4:30 a.m. Sunday at his home.
Born in Winamac to Oscar and Bessie ELLIOTT LOWERY, he married Florence Marie BATTY on Aug. 23, 1941 in Winamac. She survives at home.
Mr. Lowery, a retired farmer, worked at the Ritz Craft Trailer Factory, Argos, and at the sale barns in Rochester and Winamac. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was in the Signal Corps stationed at Camp Crowder, Neosho, Mo.
Survivors include six daughters, Gladys and husband Steve SHEETZ, Galveston, Doris STAHL, Connie and husband Mickey BAKER, Lorna and husband Rich HOLLOWAY, all of Rochester, Evelyn RASMUSSIN, Barbra and husband Mike HILEMAN, all of Peru; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Blanche SERA, Winamac.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with the Rev. Jill WRIGHT officiating. Private family visitation will be held at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Fund in lieu of flowers.

Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Raymond S. Lowery
March 4, 1919 - March 19, 2000
Graveside services for Raymond S. LOWERY, who died Sunday at his Rochester home are at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with the Rev. Jill WRIGHT officiating. Private family visitation will be held at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Fund in lieu of flowers.

George R. Rouch
Nov. 27, 1925 - March 20, 2000
George R. "Bud" ROUCH, 74, Kewanna, died 1:35 p.m. Monday at his home.
Born in Fulton County to Lawrence and Florence DIVELY ROUCH, he married Betty L. BIDDINGER on Aug. 24, 1946 at Richland Center. She survives.
Mr. Rouch retired in 1996 as a livestock and grain farmer. He was a member of Fulton Baptist Temple, Rochester Elks Lodge 2120 and a 1943 graduate of Fulton High School. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946. He received the Sagamore of The Wabash from Gov. Robert Orr in 1984.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat and husband Gary VonDERHEIDE, Peru, and Cindy and husband Dale HORN, Rochester; one son, Mark and wife Jill ROUCH, Logansport; two sisters, Evelyn and husband Carl KERBY, South Bend, and Eloise and husband Lavon FRED, Rochester; one granddaughter Cara HORN, Rochester; three grandsons, Tucker ROUCH, Logansport, Tyler [VondDERHEIDE] and Derek VonDERHEIDE, Purdue University.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McCloskey-Hamilton and Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport, with the Rev. David PRICE and Rev. Bruce RUSSELL officiating. Full military rites will be conducted at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton Baptist Church or Hope Hospice of Fulton County, P.O. Box 621, Rochester.

Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Steve T. Owsianowski
Sept. 24, 1934 - March 6, 2000
Therewill be a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church for Steve T. OWSIANOWSKI on March 6.

Thursday, March 23, 2000

Byron E. Maus
July 15, 1923 - March 22, 2000
Byron E. MAUS, 76, Denver, died 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
Born in Denver to Hal Byron and Eva M. GRIMES MAUS, he married Jeannette B. BUTZIN on Aug. 22, 1948 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Peru. She survives. Mr. Maus was a retired manager of the former Farm Bureau Co-Op Lumber Company, Logansport. A World War II U.S. Army weapons instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, he is a member of Logansport Elks Lodge. He graduated from Deedsville High School in 1941.
Survivors include one son, Phillip E. and wife Kay MAUS, Danville; two daughters, Sue E. SMITH and Linda L. and husband Terry GALLOWAY, all of Logansport; four grandchildren, Sommer [SMITH] and Damon SMITH and Kristy [GALLOWAY] and Alissa GALLOWAY; two step-grandsons, Anthony [PONTIUS] and Vincent PONTIUS; one brother, Jack D. MAUS, Peru.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Steve BATE officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Denver Baptist Church Building Fund.

Friday, March 24, 2000 and Saturday March 25, 2000

[no obits]

Monday, March 27, 2000

Alice I. Sisinger
Alice I. SISINGER, 103, formerly of Kewanna, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel.

Eva J. Melton
Oct.18, 1929 - March 23, 2000
Eva J. MELTON, 70, Lakeville, died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday in Vencor Hospital, LaGrange.
Born in Mishawaka to Marvin and Mildred SCOTT WALTERS, she married John J. MELTON on Sept. 18, 1948 in Plymouth. He died June 27, 1980.
Mrs. Melton retired from Wells Aluminum in North Liberty after more than 20 years. She was a member of the ladies auxiliaries of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1954, North Liberty, and the American Legion Post 363 in Lakeville. She resided in St. Joseph County all of her life.
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie and husband Henry FORD, Mishawaka; two sons, Tom and Becky MELTON, Rochester, and Patrick and Becky MELTON, North Liberty; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Vivian LEMERT and one brother, Floyd WALTERS, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; one half-sister, Wilma PARSONS, Fort Wayne; and her longtime companion Basil WHITE, Lakeville. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Charles WALTERS, and one half-sister, Delores CALLOW.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan St., Lakeville, with the Rev. Robert PETERS pastor of Olive Branch United Brethren in Christ Church officiating. Burial followed at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends called from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Disabled American Veterans.

Helen E. Brucker
Dec. 28, 1911 - March 26, 2000
Helen E. BRUCKER, 88, formerly of Monterey, died 5:04 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Care Center West, South Bend.
Born in Buffalo to Frank and Elizabeth QUINN WATSON, she married Carl R. BRUCKER on May 25, 1931 in Winamac. He died Feb. 17, 1999.
Mrs. Brucker was a retired Hart Schaffner & Marx Co. seamstress. A member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality of the church, Monterey, she was also a member of the Tippecanoe Township Homemaker's Club. She lived in South Bend for a number of years, going there from Monterey, where she lived since 1929.
Survivors include one son, Marvin J. BRUCKER, Cold Iron, Ky.; one daughter, Margaret and husband Jack CALHOUN, Tavares, Fla.; one brother, Joseph WATSON, Greenville, Ky.; one sister, Mary LOWELL SWEARER, South Bend; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Cathilic Church of Monterey, with the Rev. Dominic YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in St. Anne's Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Esther M. Miller
Feb. 1, 1905 - March 27, 2000
Esther M. MILLER, 95, Logansport, died at 11 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Fulton County to William and Arma NUTT GRAY, she married Oscar MILLER on Aug. 16, 1929. He died Aug. 21, 1981.
Mrs. Miller was a registered nurse and worked in the office of Dr. Paul WILSON. A graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Indianapolis, she was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and First United Methodist Church, Logansport. She enjoyed golfing, knitting and sewing.
Survivors include one brother-in-law, Ray MILLER, Centralia, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Louella GRAY, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence BAILEY and Letha REED, and one brother Floyd GRAY.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport with the Rev. Michael DOMINICK officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Logansport.

Richard J. Hartman
Dec. 29, 1916 - March 23, 2000
Richard J. HARTMAN, 83, Indianapolis, died Thursday in Indianapolis.
Born in Macy to Irwin and Flossie HARTMAN, he married Anna KING on Aug. 31, 1941 in Fulton County. She survives.
Mr. Hartman owned and operated Reliable Sign Co., Indianapolis.
Survivors include three daughters, Lettie Jane and husband Jim JONES, Judy and husband Bob McEVOY, and Susie and husband Fred DUNLEVY, all of Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold HARTMAN.
Services were at noon on Saturday at Flanner & Buchanan Washington Park East Mortuary. Burial was in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Alice I. Sisinger
Jan. 15, 1897 - March 27, 2000
Alice I. SISINGER, 103, formerly of Kewanna, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Tiro, Ohio to Thomas and Floy MICHNER SAWYER, she married John SISINGER on May 12, 1931 in Bowling Green, Ohio. He died Dec. 16, 1975.
Mrs. Sisinger was a homemaker, a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church and Women's Circle, an honorary member of the Welcome Neighbors Extension Homemaker's Club since 1952, and the oldest of 12 children.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry L. and wife Patricia SISINGER, Kewanna, and Lewis WILLIAMS, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter.
Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna, with the Rev. David JENNYS officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Lionel Billman
Oct. 4, 1923 - March 26, 2000
Lionel BILLMAN, 76, Logansport, died 2:25 p.m. Sunday at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Ark.
Born in Logansport to Carl and Gladys GIBSON BILLMAN, he married Muriel MATHIAS on Nov. 6, 1954 in Rochester. She died June 26, 1993. He married Elizabeth LOWE TOCCO on June 29, 1996 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Billman was the third generation owner and operator of Billman Monument Co. With his father, he assisted in crafting in granite a reproduction of Leonardo di Vinci's "The Last Supper." This work received national acclaim. He created a depiction of a Revolutionary War "Minute Man," which is now in the Indiana National Guard Batallion Headquarters in Indianapolis. After retiring from the business, he enrolled at Purdue University to prepare for his second career as Cass County Surveyor.
A World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, he was a B-24 bomber pilot in the 15th Army Air Corps Group. Based in Italy, he flew 33 combat missions over Germany and Yugoslavia. He served in the Indiana Air National Guard and the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana Army National Guard, as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
A private pilot, he was a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, the International Comanche Society and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He was a member of the Cass County Family Y, the Logansport Elks, the Cass County Historical Society; president of the Logansport-Cass County Public Library board, the Logansport Airport board, Cass County Drainage Board; and Four County Counseling Center board.
He belonged to the First United Methodist Church, Logansport, and its administrative council and board of trustees. He graduated from Indiana University.
Survivors include two sons, Eric and wife Sandra BILLMAN, Dallas, Texas, and Craig BILLMAN, Los Altos, Calif.; one daughter, Barbara and husband Mark GILZEAN, Peru; two grandsons, Andrew [GILZEAN] and Luke GILZEAN; one brother, Marc and wife Kay BILLMAN, Vero Beach, Fla.; one sister, Barbara BURKHART, Logansport; father- and mother-in-law, Ralph and Lois LOWE, Logansport; one stepson, David and wife Valerie TOCCO, Deer Creek; one step-daughter, Debra TOCCO, Des Plaines, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elaine BILLMAN HOBBS and Jill BILLMAN SHUMANN.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael DOMINICK officiating.
Graveside military honors will be conducted at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport. Memorials may be made to Campus Crusade for Christ or the Logansport-Cass County Public Library Fund of the Cass County Community Foundation at the funeral home.

Thursday, March 30, 2000

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Friday, March 31, 2000

Robert Teel
Nov. 24, 1936 - March 30, 2000
Robert TEEL, 63, 500 W. Ninth St., died at 11:43 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
Born in Rochester to Norman and Mary Edna ENTSMINGER TEEL, he married Judith BAIRD on Nov. 12, 1961 in Fulton. She survives.
Mr. Teel was retired from Sealed Power of Rochester and worked part time at Ace Hardware, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa and husband Linc TOWNSEND, Fulton; one son, Jim and wife Linda TEEL, Macy; three grandchildren, Blayne [TOWNSEND] and Brody TOWNSEND and Shyann TEEL; one brother, Stanley and wife Louise TEEL, Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 10 a.m. on Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home.

Rita P. Alderfer
Oct. 21, 1914 - March 16, 2000
A memorial service for Rita P. ALDERFER of Greshem, Ore., will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Richland Center Cemetery, Rochester.
Born in Williston, N. D. to Wiley and Josephine THOMPSON, she married Vern ALDERFER in 1950 in Mishawaka. He died in 1981.
Mrs. Alderfer worked as a laborer for Uniroyal from 1946-1976. In 1983 she moved to The Dalles, Ore. where she was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 23, the Moose Lodge, was a Pythian, and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. In 1996 she moved to Gresham and was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafts and watching television sports.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean McAFEE, Portland; two granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl THOMPSON, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Georgia LOVITT, Hiram, Ga.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Gresham.

Carl S. Osbon
Carl S. OSBON, 73, 1500 Monroe St., died at 12:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Saturday, April 1, 2000

William J. Nowak
Oct. 28, 1915 - March 30, 2000
William John NOWAK, 84, Winamac, died at 4:47 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Born in Chicago, Ill. to Frank and Mary PETINKA NOWAK, he married Josephine Mary KOPYSTECKI on Oct. 28, 1939 in Winamac. She died on Aug. 15, 1999.
Mr. Nowak was a farmer and a member of American Legion Post 92, North Judson, and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Robert John NOWAK, Winamac, and William John NOWAK Jr., Hoffman Estates, Ill.; one daughter, Mary Ann HOYT, Rochester; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank NOWAK and one sister, Mary COOPER, both of North Judson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Saints Cyril and Medhodius Catholic Church, North Judson with the Rev. Mark MAZZA officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Winamac. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at O'Donnell Funeral Home, Ind., 302 Lane, North Judson where there will be a rosary service at 7 p.m.

Carl S. Osbon Jr.
Feb. 8, 1927 - March 31, 2000
Carl S. OSBON Jr., 73, 1500 Monroe St., died 12:10 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Tipton to Carl and Anna MURPHY OSBON, he married Jane BATH in Tipton. She died in 1974. He married Leona J. DURBIN MOTE on May 11, 1974 in Kokomo. She survives.
Mr. Osbon was a pipefitter at Chrysler in Kokomo for 20 years retiring in 1987. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Kokomo. He enjoyed woodworking and remodeling homes.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda and husband Terry LEAZENBY, Green Valley, Ariz.; four sons, Michael and wife Joanne OSBON, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Jim and wife Debbie OSBON, Frankfort, Jay OSBON, Rochester, and Pat and wife Barbara OSBON, Lebanon; three stepsons, Carl MOTE and Michael and wife Bonnie MOTE, all of Rochester, Rick and wife Kathy MOTE, Kokomo; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret PAYNE, Phoenix, Ariz.; and one brother, Charlie OSBON, Tipton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-great-grandson, Dakota MOTE.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good FuneralHome, Rochester with the Rev. Paul CECRLE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Monday, April 3, 2000

Charles J. Wilhelm
Feb. 8, 1916 - April 1, 2000
Charles J. WILHELM, 84, Macy, died 5:40 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Howard County to Adelbert N. Sr. and Nellie OGLE WILHELM, he married Frances Irene WRIGHT on June 24, 1940 in Marion. She died March 14, 1990.
Mr. Wilhelm was a farmer, a member of Macy Christian Church, and a graduate of Deedsville High School.
Survivors include three children Janet KERCHER and Richard WILHELM, both of Macy, and Roger WILHELM, Marysville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

James E. Boardman
June 15, 1905 - April 2, 2000
James E. BOARDMAN, 94, formerly of North Manchester, died at 8:26 a.m. at Community Care Center, Wabash.
Born in Wabash County to John and Edith CANE BOARDMAN, he married Betty PITTS on July 24, 1968. She survives.
Mr. Boardman was co-owner and operator of Boardman Chevrolet, Bourbon, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Manchester Bible Church.
Survivors include two sons, Jack BOARDMAN, Bourbon and Bill BOARDMAN, Rochester; one daughter, Norma and husband Howard O'DELL, Lakeland, Fla.; one stepson, Kendall PITTS, North Manchester; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel with the Rev. Larry BURKHOLDER and the Rev. Dave STOCKELAND officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home.

Zona E. Steininger
May 20, 1916 - April 1, 2000
Zona Edith STEININGER, 83, formerly of Waterhaven Apartments, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to Milo and Lillie CRABILL STEININGER, she married Dwight L. STEININGER on Sept. 1, 1942 near Auburn. He died in 1961.
Mrs. Steininger wasa homemaker and retired in 1991 from Culver Military Academy. She attended Whippoorwill Community Church, Rochester. She lived her entire life in Fulton County area.
Survivors include two daughters, Gladys M. KUHN, Plymouth, and Edith Kay and husband Gary HEISHMAN, Fort Wayne; two sons, Kenneth L. and wife Betty STEININGER, Rochester and Cledith D. STEININGER, Portage; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, the Rev. Leonard STEININGER, Battle Creek, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and four sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whippoorwill Community Church,4795 North 200 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church.

Tuesday, April 4, 2000

Richard D. Irven
Richard D. IRVEN, 70, 1315 Ewing Road, formerly of Winamac, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday at his son's home in Bellaire, Texas.
Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Ralph W. Ritter
May 23, 1900 - April 4, 2000
Ralph W. RITTER, 99, died at 6:52 a.m. Tuesday at Regency Place Nursing Home, Lafayette.
Born in Richland Township, Fulton County to Franklin J. and Harriett ALEXANDER RITTER, he married Elsie HOLLOWAY on June 25, 1927 in Lafayette. She died Sept. 22, 1986.
Mr. Ritter was a farmer, carpenter and general contractor and worked eight years for Tippecanoe County Properties. He was a 50-year member and past master of Free and Accepted Masons 492, Tippecanoe council 68 York Rite Bodies, Lafayette Chapter 3 Royal and Accepted Masons, and past patron of Hope Chapter 5 Order of Eastern Star. He lived in Rochester and Brookston, and graduated from Richland Center School.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Richards-Loy & Wheeler Funeral Home, 914 Columbia St., Lafayette, with the Rev. William A. BARCLAY officiating. Burial will be in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Cemetery, West Lafayette. Friends may call from 5-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home where there will be a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu oif flowers memorials may be made to Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, IN 46131.

Richard D. Irven
Sept. 30, 1929 - April 3, 2000
Richard D. IRVEN, 70, 1315 Ewing Road, Rochester, formerly of Winamac, died 7:30 a.m. Monday at his son's home in Bellaire, Texas.
Born in Jasper County to Frank and Mabel COX IRVEN, he married Mary Irene SPURGEON on July 10, 1949 in Winamac. She died April 11, 1987.
Mr. Irven, a 1947 graduate of Pulaski High School, worked in the Eastern Pulaski School Corp. for 33 years as teacher and guidance director, retiring in 1984. After running a grocery store in Frankfort for one year with his wife, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany for 18 months. After attending Manchester College, he obtained his master's degree at Indiana University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 262 Free and Accepted masons, American Legion Post 71, and the National Educators Association. He enjoyed fishing, yard work and home projects.
Survivors include one son, Thomas R. and wife Krystal IRVEN, Bellaire, Texas; two sisters, Georgia IRVEN, Lafayette, and Marjorie VIZZA, Berwyn, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Keith IRVEN.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac with the Rev. William MATHYS officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 71 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1728 in McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac. Friends may call from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Houston Hospice, 8811 Gaylord, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77-24 or Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 621, Rochester.

Naomi Hizer
Naomi HIZER, 79, Kewanna, died at 9:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, April 6, 2000

Naomi G. Hizer
July 11, 1920 - April 5, 2000
Naomi G. HIZER, 79, Kewanna, died at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Fulton to Gerry and Jessica PARKS APT, she married Frank M. HIZER on Dec. 24, 1939 in Fulton. He died on June 4, 1994.
Mrs. Hizer was a homemaker and operated the family farm with her late husband. She was a supervisor at Hart Schaffner & Marx Corp., Rochester for over 20 years. She attended Fulton Baptist Church, Fulton and enjoyed knitting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Darla S. and husband James MATTICE, Waynesville, Ohio; one son, Gerry M. and wife Cheryl HIZER, Kewanna; six grandchildren, Kim MOOREMAN, Minneapolis, Minn.; Darrell FEARSON, Dayton, Ohio; Kristin and husband Robert SCHERER, Troy, Ohio; Brett and wife Kimberly HIZER and Scott and wife Candi HIZER, all of Kewanna; and Chera and husband Kevin ROBBINS, Logansport; eight great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Olive HERROLD, Grass Creek and Margaret SHOWLEY, Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Lola Faye APT in infancy, Irma DRUDGE and Bernice SEVERNS, and two brothers, Dale [APT] and John APT.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in Grass Creek Cemetery, southwest of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Society or Woodlawn Home Health Care.

Kathryn G. Aegerter
Kathryn G. AEGERTER, 81, Tippecanoe, died at 6:42 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Friday, April 7, 2000

Harry E. Smythe
June 22, 1909 - April 6, 2000
Harry E. SMYTHE, 90, formerly of Mentone, died at 3:55 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Lebanon to Harold Asa and Josie Helen HEROD SMYTHE, he married Buthene on Nov. 24, 1938 in Warsaw. She survives.
Mr. Smythe worked in shipping for Word Inc., Winona Lake and was a woodworker. He was a Mentone volunteer firefighter for 27 years and a member of Mentone United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Don SMYTHE, Mentone; one daughter, Jalaine ANDERSON, Warsaw; one foster daughter, Linda MARSHALL, Florida; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mentone United Methodist Church, Mentone with the Rev. Jack THOMPSON and the Rev. Will LAWSON Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, where there will be a Fireman's Visitation at 7:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to Mentone United Methodist Church or the Mentone Fire Department.

Kathryn G. Aegerter
Sept. 13, 1918 - April 6, 2000
Kathryn [GRIEWANK] WARD AEGERTER, 81, Tippecanoe, died at 6:42 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Villa Grove, Ill. to Roy and Bessie SIMONTON GRIEWANK, she married H. Ed WARD in 1936. He died in 1973. She married Delbert AEGERTER in 1977. He died in 1992.
A homemaker, she graduated from Culver High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn and husband Harold L. SHAFER Sr., Tippecanoe; one sister, Mrs. Ilean WEIGER, Tippecanoe; two brothers, Albert "Bud" and wife Edna GRIEWANK, Argos and Jack GRIEWANK, LaGrange; three grandsons, Harold L. "Hal", Jr. and wife Zulema SHAFER, Kent L. and wife Lori SHAFER, and Jonathan P. and wife Denise SHAFER, all of Tippecanoe; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Jeannie [GRIEWANK].
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Joe OLSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 8, 2000

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Monday, April 10, 2000

Stephen L. Fellers
Sept. 22, 1952 - April 8, 2000
Stephen L. FELLERS, 47, 1505 Cardinal Circle, died 5:15 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Rochester to Charles L. and Gloria M. BARTER FELLERS, he married Eileen K. MILLER on May 27, 1972 in Rochester. She survives at home.
Mr. Fellers was an employee of Wilt's Food Store and Lynn'sGrocery Store, both of Rochester. He owned and operated the Fellers Family Market for the past seven years and most recently worked at Nickle's Bakery, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori FELLERS, at home; two sons, Cory FELLERS, at home, and Brad and wife Cheryl FELLERS, Las Cruses, N.M.; his mother and stepfather, Gloria M. and husband Joe ALBER, Rochester; one sister, Susan M. and husband Jacob SMITH, Middletown.
He was preceded in death by his father on Sept. 23, 1988.
A private family service will be held at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Stephen L. Fellers Memorial Scholarship Fund to be established to assist any student interested in pursuing a career in business. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Maxine L. Schaller
March 27, 1919 l- April 8, 2000
Mrs. Maxine L. CRAIG SCHALLER, 81, Indianapolis, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.
Born in Rochester to Merle and Florence ROSS CRAIG, she married Paul B. SCHALLER. He preceded in death.
Mrs. Schaller was a member of Winona Memorial Hospital Women's Auxiliary.
Survivors include one daughter, Paula FOELLINGER, and one son, Craig and wife Debra SCHALLER, all of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Ruth SCHALLER and Robert FOELLINGER II; one brother, Arthur CRAIG, Rochester.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Flanner & Buchanan Lawrence Mortuary, Indianapolis. Entombment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Indianapolis Humane Society or the charity of one's choice.

T. Rex Reahard
Dec. 21, 1918 - April 8, 2000
T. Rex REAHARD, 81, North Manchester, died 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Akron to Russell E. and Edna M. WARD REAHARD, he married Carolyn SEITNER on March 10, 1945. She survives.
Mr. Reahard taught physics and mathematics at Northfield High School and retired in 1980. He graduated from Central High School in 1936, and graduated from Manchester College in 1944. He earned a master's degree from Indiana University. He was owner of the John Deere Implement Store, North Manchester from 1936-1957. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member and past president of North Manchester Kiwanis Club, member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association, North Manchester Historical Society, Deming Lodge 88 Free & Accepted Masons, Eel River Shrine Club, and North Manchester United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by one son, Paul REAHARD in 1998, one brother and one sister.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, North Manchester with the Rev. William HEMMIG officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, American Lung Association or American Heart Association.

Tuesday, April 11, 2000

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Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Lawrence C. Wagenknecht
June 5, 1929 - April 11, 2000
Lawrence C. WAGENKNECHT, 70, 1016 Madison St., died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at his home.
Born in Chicago, Ill. to Lawrence and Helen FRIES WAGENKNECHT, he married Mariam J. KELLEY on Nov. 25, 1953 in Culver. She survives.
Mr. Wagenknecht retired as a sergeant from Indiana State Police in 1978 after 23 years. He served as safety director of various trucking companies in the Indianapolis area and retired in 1993. A U.S. Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police, Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79, Rochester, Scottish Rite Lodge, South Bend, and Mizpah Temple, Fort Wayne. He served on the Rochester City Sidewalk and Street Board and was a member of Fulton County Conservation Club and Culver Evangelical Church.
Survivors include two sons, Michael L. WAGENKNECHT, Indianapolis and Kenneth and wife Gretchen WAGENKNECHT, Rochester; two granddaughters, Alysha [WAGENKNECHT] and Hannah WAGENKNECHT, Rochester; two step granddaughters, Amy WHITE, Greenfield and Julie ZIMMERMAN, Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren, Katelyn [WHITE] and Drew WHITE, Greenfield; three sisters, Joyce HOWARD, Grand Prairie, Texas, Lois and husband Dr. Duane POWERS, Grand Haven, Mich., and Judith and husband Bruce CRAWFORD, Loudon, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. James KREFT officiating. Burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, where there will be a Masonic Service at 8 p.m., and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Fund or St. John's Lutheran Church, Rochester.


Craig M. Sowder
Sept. 25, 1979 - April 10, 2000
Craig M. SOWDER, 20, Carmel, died at approximately 9 p.m. Monday at his home.
Born in Franklin to Richard K. and Jill WESTWOOD SOWDER, he was a 1998 graduate of Carmel High School and a student at Indiana University in Bloomington. He was vice president of his junior and senior class and a member of the football team in high school. He was a pledge class president of Alpha Sigma Phi at IU.
Survivors include his parents, Carmel, his mother formerly of Rochester; one brother, Matt SOWDER, at home; grandparents, Keith and Sharon CRUM SOWDER, Bloomington; Randall and Carol JARRETT WESTWOOD, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Rochester; great-grandmother, Isabel CHAMBERS CRUM, Harrodsburg.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Christopher SOWDER.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Home, 325 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carmel Clay Education Foundation, 5201 E. 131st St., Carmel, IN 46035 or M.A. Anderson Cancer Center - Sarcoma Research.

Don Jackson
Don JACKSON, 76, Roann, died at 5:15 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Jimmie F. Melvin
Dec. 25, 1936 - April 11, 2000
Jimmie F. MELVIN, 63, Columbia Township, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday at his home.
Born in Kynesville, Fla. to Archie Ted and Maude L. MELVIN WRIGHT, he married Martha J. WOODCOX on July 21, 1966. She survives.
Mr. Melvin was a truck driver for 30 years for Columbia City Freightlines and Transportation Resource Management and a member of Victory Christian Church.
Survivors include seven sons: Kenneth [MELVIN], Jimmie R. [MELVIN] and Mitchell L. MELVIN, all of Fort Wayne; Benjamin [MELVIN], Jeffrey [MELVIN], Joshua [MELVIN], Jimmie F. MELVIN, Jr., all of Columbia City; four daughters: Debra DARR, Robin CULP, both of Columbia City, Karen LITTLE, Fort Wayne and Marie "Toni" MELVIN; 13 grandchildren; one brother, William WRIGHT, Springfield, Ohio.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating. Burial will be in South Park Annex Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thursday, April 13, 2000

Don Jackson
Aug. 19, 1922 - April 12, 2000
Don JACKSON, 77, Roann, died 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Ivyton, Ky. to Smith and Goldie RAMEY JACKSON, he married Gracie CONLEY on Oct. 2, 1958 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Jackson retired from the Erie Railroad in 1970. He was a member of the Brotherhood Maintenance of Way Union.
Survivors include three daughters, Magalene WILLARD, Disko, Geraldene ORTEGA, Akron, and Lynn SANDELL, Oregon; three sons, David JACKSON, John [JACKSON] and Donny JACKSON, Oregon; 10 grandchildren; six brothers, Hershel JACKSON, Stockbridge, Mich., Kelly [JACKSON] and Eugene JACKSON, Wabash, Clint [JACKSON] and Junior [JACKSON], North Manchester, Roy JACKSON, South Whitley; four sisters, Amanda HACKWORTH, North Manchester, Delphi HACKWORTH, Silver Lake, Carmie BARTON, Fort Wayne, Jewel RICE, Jeffersonville.
He was preceded in death by five brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron with the Rev. Luther BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in Gaerte Cemetery, southeast of Akron. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Brandon L. Rouch
April 29, 1998 - April 12, 2000
Brandon L. ROUCH, 23 months, Warsaw, died 9:15 a.m. Wednesday following a water accident at his home.
Born in Fort Wayne to Angel ROUCH and Randy SQUIRES, he lived in Columbia City until July 1999 when he moved to Warsaw.
Survivors include his parents, Warsaw; maternal grandmother, Gloria ANDREWS, Rochester; several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, April 14, 2000

Caroline M. Evener
Dec. 16, 1933 - April 14, 2000
Caroline M. EVENER, 66, 1427 Franklin St., died at 5:17 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Michigan to Morris and Charlotte KERNS STINSON, she married Jack D. EVENER on July 27, 1951 in Valparaiso. He died on Aug. 14, 1996.
Mrs. Evener was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl EVENER, Rochester and Jacalyn EVENER, Michigan City; two sons, Robert and wife Marie EVENER, Chesterton, John and wife Teresa EVENER, Columbus; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bonnie and husband Richard MATZAT, Plymouth, Lou WYCKOFF, Valparaiso, Rita and husband Ron MARSHALL, Valparaiso, and Cythia HOKANSON, Knox.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Larry PYEATT officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. through the hour of services on Sunday at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 15, 2000

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Monday, April 17, 2000

Phyllis J. Moyer
Juty 3,1934 Apr 15, 2000
Phyllis J. MOYER. 65, Hoover, died at 8 a.m. Satnrday at her home.
Born to William North and Mary Catherine HAMILTON CASSIDY, she married Donald A. MOYER on March 8, 1952 at Akron. He died Sept. 7, 1999.
Suwivors include her father, Hoover; one son. David A. MOYER, Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons, Daniel A. [MOYER] and William Andrew MOYER, Tucson; one brother, Harold J. CASSIDY, Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her mother and one sister, Maridean CASSIDY
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at MeClain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. Richard D. PURCHASE officiating. Burial will be in Leesburg Cem~tery. Friends may call from 68 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Mary J. Hinkle
Aug. 31, 1924 - April 14, 2000
Mary J. LINDLEY HINKLE, 75, Athens, Tenn., died at noon Friday at her home.
Born in Rochester to Edwin and Edith LINDLEY, she married Lyman J. HINKLE. He died Aug. 13, 1991.
Mrs. Hinkle wasa homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She lived in Mishawaka for 30 years before moving to Athens.
Survivors include one son, Jeffery L. HINKLE, Athens; one sister, Eleanor CASTLEMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Frank LINDLEY, Anderson, and Russell WILLIAMS, Walhalla, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at Jerry Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Athens with the Rev. Bill FRAZIER officiating. Burial was in Sullins Cemeter.

Nadene D. Rans
Nadene D. RANS, 84, Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. On Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger FuneralHomes Kewanna Chapel.

Wednesday, April 19, 2000

Lucille V. Lewis
April 24, 1916-April 17,2000
Lucille V. LEWIS, 83, Monterey, died at 7 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Born in Malta, Mont. to Oliver and Gladys EVANS HERSHMAN, she married Lester LEWIS on March 28, 1937 in Crown Point. He died July 29, 1982.
Mrs. Lewis worked at the Crown Point County Clerk's office for three years and was First Deputy Clerk at Pulaski County Clerk's office for 25 years. She retired in April 1981. An active member of the Senior Center in Monterey and secretary of the Senior Center Board, she attended Monterey UnitedMethodist Church.
Survivor~ include one daughter, Linda and husband Earl HERRIOTT, Argos: two sons, Larry and wife Linda LEWIS, Culver and Loren and wife Judy LEWIS, Monterey; two granddaughters, Mari Lynn CRAFT and Jonnie Sue STEVENSON; five grandsons. Todd [LEWIS], Brian [LEWIS], Doug [LEWIS], Greg [LEWIS] and Gary LEWIS; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois BIVENS, Poplar, Mont.; three brothers, Lawrence and wife Edith HERSHMAN, Columbia City, Leonard and wife Nora HERSHMAN, Richland, Wash and Lester and wife Violet HERSHMAN, Crown Point.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Monterey United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dorothy JONES officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Frain Mortuary, 305 E. Main St., Winamac and after 12 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to the cancer fund.

Nadene D. Rans
Sept. 13,1916-April 17,2000
Nadene D. RANS, 83, formerly of Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.
Born in Fulton County to Robert Carl and Fay M. BEATTIE MILLS, she married Alva W. RANS on Dec. 5, 1938 in Indianapolis. He died Aug. 16, 1959.
A Fulton High School graduate, Mrs. Rans was a homemaker and cashier at the Deckard Supermarket. Kewanna. She was a matron of the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star, she attended First Baptist Church, Kewanna.
Survivors include one son, Jon W. RANS, Muncie; one sister, Betty L. HOCKER, Niles, Mich.; two brothers, Robert W. MILLS, LaFontaine and James Mark MILLS, Hebron; three grandsons, Ian RANS, Minneapolis. Minn., James RANS, Rochester and Jack RANS Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Services are at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel with the Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial will be in Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call afrer 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Thursday, April 20, 2000

James F. Wheeler
Dec. 8,1911 -ApnI 18, 2000
James F. "Jim" WHEELER Jr., 88, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Born in Flora to J. Floyd WHEELER and Ada NOWELS WHEELER, he married Edna L. FOUTCH on Feb. 8, 1932. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Wheeler graduated from Flora High School in 1929 and attended Indiana University where he was a member of Delta Chi and Alpha Phi Qmega. He left school to enter the automobile business with his father and grandfather in Flora. He worked at Alcoa in Lafayette and Bridgeport Brass, Adrian, Mich., owned a Gamble Hardware Store in Rochester for 15 years, then operated Jim's Refrigeration and Appliance until he retired in 1983.
Survivors include three granddaughters, Pam BAPP, Clinton, Darla and husband James TUCKER, Charleston, Ill., and Kim and husband Larry McGLOTHIN, Lafayette: an adopted daughier, Thelma WARFIELD, Kewanna; 11 great-grandchiidren; three great-great-grandchlldren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles [WHEELER] and James [WHEELER], III, and two brothers, Joseph [WHEELER] and John WHEELER.
Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Reinke Funeral Home, 103 N. Center St., Flora. Graveside services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.

Rudolph Petrosky
Rudolph "Rudy" PETROSKY, 69, Akron, died 2:37 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Frederick Tate
Frederick TATE, 81. Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:25 a.m. at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Homes, Rochester.

O. Jane Barts
June 1,1917-April 17, 2000
O Jane BARTS, formerly of Waterhaven Apartments, Rochester, died at 8:15 pm. Monday at. Metroplex Hospital. Killeen, Texas.
Born in Thompsonvllle, Mich. to Clarence and Edna BEEHLER MOW, she married Paul O. BARTS in 1937. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Barts graduated from Richland Center High School and lived in Rochester most of her life.
Survivors include one son, Phillip and wife Linda BARTS, Killeen; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
No services are scheduled at this time. Internment will be in Richland Center Cemetery.

Friday, April 21, 2000

Jean C. Terpstra
June10, 1925-April 21,2000
Jean Caroline TERPSTRA, 74, 1121 Wabash Ave., died at 1:50 am. today at her home.
Born in Akron to P.M. and Tressa OHM KINDER, she married Peter William TERPSTRA on Oct.. 10, 1994 in Rochester. He survives at home.
Mrs. Terpstra was a beautician and owned and operated the Beauty Salon in South Bend with her mother. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 70 and Friends of the Library, all in Rochester.
Survivors include one cousin, Sherri SHIVLEY, Tyner.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Private services will be held. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Arrangements were handled by Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Rudolph J. Petrosky.
Jan. 14,1931 - April 20, 2000
Rudolph J. "Rudy" PETROSKY, 69, Akron. died at 2:37 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Yankton, S.D., to John W. and Alice CAP PETROSKY, he married Carolyn Sue LOCKRIDGE on Jan. 7, 1953 at Warsaw. She survives.
Mr. Petrosky retired from Sonoco Products Company, Akron as a supervisor after 34 years. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he wasoa member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Sonoco Old Timers, National Rifle Assdciation and International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Teresa and husband Robert WALLACE, Casper, Wyo.; one son, Steven and wife Lesa PETROSKY, Akron; one daughter-in-law Faith PETROSKY, Claypool; seven grandchildren, Dustin [PETROSKY], Beth [PETROSKY] and Brandon PETROSKY, Angie OVERMYER, Graham [WALLACE], William [WALLACE] and Michaela WALLACE; and. one great-grandson. Dawson OVERMYER.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Kim PETROSKY on Aprtl 18, 1996, and one daughter, Lichelle Leann PETROSKY on Oct. 5. 1972.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester with the Rev. John ZAHN officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, where there will be a Scripture Reading following visitation. Memorials may be made to Henry Township Fire Dept. or Akron Emergency Medical Services.

Afton F. Tate
Dec. 11,1918-April 20, 2000
Afton Frederick TATE, 81, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Born in Kokomo to Frederick Alexander and Clara HAYES TATE, he married Beatrice V. NELSON on Feb. 9, 1938 in Galveston. She survives in North Manchester.
Mr. Tate was an automotive machinist at Peru Automotive from 1948-83. He was an active member of Rochester First Assembly of God.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Lou and husband Jerry WILLIAMS, Peru; one son, Frederick and wife Betty TATE, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; one brother, Karl and wife Dorothy TATE, Spring City. Tenn.; one sister Jeanette CRODDY, Kokomo.
He was preceded in death by his. parents and one sister, Lelan NICK.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rochester Church of God. U.S. 31 at old 31 with the Rev. David MeLANE and the Rev. Larry PYEATT officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice of Fort Wayne in care of the funeral home.

Saturday, April 22, 2000

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Monday, April 24, 2000

Doris Albertson
Doris ALBERTSON, 74, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Louis G. Wilson
Feb.20, 1938- April 22, 2000
Louis Gene WILSON, 62, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at his Indianapolis home.
Born in Kewanna to Hugh H. and Zora A. NEFF WILSON, he married Nancy P. JOHNSON. She died on Feb.19, 1980.
Mr, Wilson worked for Flanner-Buchanan Mortuaries of lndianapolis, the Marion County Sheriff, and retired in. Febiuary of 1998 from security at RCA-Thompson Eleectronics, Indianapolis. He graduated from Kewanna High School in 1956 and from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He enjoyed fishing, hunting. and Indianpolis racing. An accomplished woodworker, he was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include one brother, Robert W. and Zolana WILSON, Lake of the Woods, Bremen; a sister-in-law, Lois WILSON, Kewanna; two nephews and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Arthur Dennis WILSON.
Funeral services are at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. David H. TRIPP, pastor of the Salem United Methodist Church, Bremen officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends. may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Marshall County or American Cancer Society.

Wanda L. Acord
Sept.18, 1928 - April 23, 2000
Wanda Louise ACORD, 71, Clinton, died at 1:12 p.m. :Sunday at Heritage House of Clinton...
Born in Catlin, Ill. to Lewis E. and Blanche HANSBROUGH CARRIGAN, one of 16 siblings, she married John William ACORD on June 15, 1943. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Acord worked at Zenith, Midland Glass and Clinton IGA before her retirement. She was a member of Catlin Christian Church and the Half Century, Eagles and Moose, all of Clinton.
Survivors include three sons and spouses: John and Patty ACORD, Jack and Karla ACORD and Jeff ACORD, all of Clinton; four daughters and spouses: Debbie and Lee CALL, Carbon, Melanie LIDSTER, Seelyville, Shonna ACORD, Indianapolis, and Kelli and Mark SPENCER, Kewanna; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four sisters; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Pamala Eve [ACORD], two sisters and six brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Frist Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven CHRISTY officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from; 4-8 p.m. Thesday in the funeral home

Doris F. Albertson
May 21, 1925 - April 23, 2000
Doris Francis ALBERTSON, 74, Os ceola, died 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry_Ma~o#,Ply'rn auth,
Born in Putnum County to George and Mamie RURAK DORSETT, she lived in Osceola area; for 10 years coming from Argos.
Mrs. Albertson was a nurse at Woodlawn Hospital. Rochester, retiring in 1988.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy and husband Paul JARRED, Fulton, Shirley MORGAN, Osceola, and Johanna and Steve CURTIS, Rochester; one son, John Michael and wile Jane ALBERTSON, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Maxine and husband Charles RICHESON, Martinsville.
Shewas preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Rochester l.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating. No visitation is tanned. Arrangements are being handled by Foster ~ Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

John W. Shonk
April 26, 1918-April 14, 2000
John Wesley SHONK, 81, Lafayette, died at 4:25 p.m. April 14 at St. Anthony Healthcare, Lafayette.
Born in Fulton County to Ralph C. and Marie SHONK, he married Lorraine ZIMPLEMAN. She died Nov. 20, 1983. He married Evelyn ANDERSON on Jan, 3, 1987 in Lafayette. She survives.
Mr. Shonk taught school in Muncie, Peru and Lafayette for 40 years. He graduated from Leiters Ford High School. His first teaching assignment was in North Manchester and his second was in Leiters Ford. He received his bachelor's degree in education from Manchester College in May 1943 arid his master's degree in administration in May 1947 from Ball State University.
A member of Lafayette Church of the Brethren, he served as board chairman, annual conference delegate, Camp Alexander Mack board member and district board member, and Heifer Project International Ambassadors Council member. He was past president and treasurer of Lafayette Teachers Association and a member of Indiana State Teacher's Association, National Education Association, was founder of Mediation Services of Tippecanoc County. was active in Lafayette Urban Ministry, Lafayette Adult Reading Academy, legal Aid and National World Peace Tax Fund. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award in October 1996 and the Unsung Hero Award in February 1998.
Survivors include three daughiers, Barbara and husband Phillip BERKEY, Goshen, Anita and husband John DISBRO, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Martha and husband Jack BAKER, Burlington. Wisc.; two sons, Kenneth and wife Penny SHONK, Lakewood, Colo., and Lowell and wife Cheryl SHONK, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; three stepchildren, Anna ANDERSON ROCK, Lafayette, Ruth ANDERSON and husband Michael KLINE, Oakland, Calif., and Russell ANDERSON, Soquel. Calif.; two half-sIsters, June SHONK CAVENDER and husband Jerry, Fort Wayne, Judy SHONK, Nacogdoches. Texas.
Arrangements were handled by RIchards-Loy & Wheeler funeral directors.

Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Delbert D. Hostetler
June 3, 1932 April 25, 2000
Delbert Dean HOSTETLER, 67, Peru, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday at his home.
Born in Greentown to John E. and Barbara CHUPP HOSTETLER, he married Mary E. PIERSON on Sept. 8, 1951. She survives.
Mr. Hostetler was a farmer and drove a milk route for the old Kraft plant, Peru, for several years before going into the concrete construction trade. He owned and operated Hostetler Concrete Construction for over 30 years. He retired in December 1998. He was a member of tlie Converse Church of Christ and enjoyed antique gas engines, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends.
Survivors include three sons, Steven W. and wife Peggy HOSTETLER, John E. and wife Beverly HOSTETLER, and Delbert F. HOSTETLER, all of Peru; one daughter, Debra and husband Fred ANDERSON, Peru; seven grandchildren, Jamie HOSTETLER, Erik and wife April HOSTETLER, Rebecca and Eli ANDERSON. all of Peru; Heather and husband Chad JAMES, Warsaw, Angela HOSTETLER, Indianapolis, Valarie ANDERSON, DeLeon Springs, Fla.; three brothers, Robert D. and wife Virginia HOSTETLER, Chandler, Ariz., Duane J. HOSTETLER, Miami, and Victor F. arid wife June HOSTETLER, Greentown; two sisters, LeeAnna M. FANSLER, Greentown, and Arlene F. and husband Dave ROGERS, Converse,
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, three grandchildren and one brother-in-law.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. Eldon KRIDER officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Wabash-Miami County Hospice, Mexico Church of the Brethren or Converse Church of Christ.

Donna J. Griffith
Aug. 11,1907-April 25,2000
Donna J. GRIFFITH, 92, formerly of 1210 Park Road, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Timbererest Retirement Home, North Manchester.
Born in Fulton County to Clarence Edgar and Alma STEEN SHEETS, she married Clifton R. "ClifF" GRIFFITH on July 5, 1983 in Louisville, Ky. He died on Jan. 23, 1996.
Mrs. Griffith worked at the former Schlossers Creamery, Rochester and was a secretary for an insurance company in Indianapolis. She attended the Christian Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Carl SHEETS, Plymouth and Lee and wife Dorotha SHEETS, Warsaw; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. David WELSH officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery. Friends may call one hour pri6r to ser vices at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 27, 2000

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Friday, April 28, 2000

Caroline S. Meitzler
April 7, 1918 - April 26, 2000
Caroline S. MEITZLER, 82, Kewanna, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plyrnouth.
Born in Douglas County, Ill. to James and Bessic Charlotte GAUNOTE MORRIS, she married Frank MEITZLER on May 2.1935 in Danville, Ill. He died in 1949.
Mrs. Meitzler was a retired accountng clerk for U.S. Steel, Gary.
Survivors include one daughter, Charlotte HARTUNG, Kewanna; two sisters, Thelma RICHARDS, Danville, Ill. and Sarah GROSS, Shingle Springs. Calif.: one grandson; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
No services are planned. Burial will be. in Partlow Cemetery, Armstrong, Ill. Arrangements were handled by Harrison-Metzgcr Funeral Homes, Inc.. Kewanna.

Bob E. Tipton Sr.
Jan. 31,1955 - April 27,2000
Bob E. TIPTON Sr., 45, East 500 North, Rochester, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday at Hospice House of St. Joseph County, South Bend.
He was born in Paducah, Ky. to Edward William and Della STRATON TIPTON.
Survivors include two sons, Oscar W. TIPTON and Bob E. TIPTON Jr., both of Rochester; his father, Steger. Ill.; one sister. Ruby WISE, Steger; two brothers Henry TIPTON, Crete. Ill. and Leslie TIPTON Chicago Heights, Ill.
He was preceded in death by h4s mother.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Palmer Funeral Homc, South Bend. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Dalton, Ill. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Aldon B. Scott
Nov. 27,1921 -~April 27, 2000
Aldon B. SCOTT, 78, Warsaw.dled at 11:36 p.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital. Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to Frank and Cordelia SECOR SCOTT, he married Dona Jean WHETSTONE on Feb.18, 1950. She died June 17,1999.
Mr. Scott worked at Dalton Foundries for 39 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Peggy) TIMBERS. Pierceton, and Karen VANOVER, North Webster; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris SCOTT, Palestine; one brother, Franklin SCOTT, North Webster.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin [SCOTT] and Kenneth SCOTT.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Ronnie SAMS officiating. Bunal will be in Palestine Cemetery. Friends. may call from 2-5 Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 29, 2000

Lee W. Marsh
June 14,1908 - Apr 28, 2000
Lee W. MARSH, 91, formerly of Athens, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday at Timbercrest Retirement Home, North Manchester.
Born in Rochester to Clarence and Minnie SPURLOCK MARSH, he married Opal H. UTTER on Feb. 16, 1934 in Etna Green. She died on July 12, 1997.
Mr. Marsh was a farmer. Previously living in Akron, Rochester and Goshen, he was past director of the Farm Bureau and a member of Athens United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Annetta WILDERMUTH, Mulberry. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel SHEETZ and one brother. James B. MARSH.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron with the Rev. David DOUDT, Timbercrest Chaplain. officiating. Burial will he in Athens Ccmetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may bc made to Timbercrest Retircment Home or the charity of one's choice.

William H. King
Sept. 16,1905 - April 28, 2000
William H. KING, 94, a Rochester native, died Friday at Ossian Health Care, Fort Wayne.
Born in Rochester to William and Rosa MILLER KING, he was married to Beatrice L. KING. She survives.
Mr. King was manager of Texaco Inc. Fort Wayne District for 36 years, retiring in 1966. He was a member of South Wayne Baptist Church, a charter member of Southgate Masonic Lodge, founded and was first president of the Indiana Sportsman's Council, and a member of the National Rifle Association, Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver Club, and Southwest Conservation Club.
Survivors inclitde onc daughter, Barbara KING, Fort Wayne; and two sons, Joe KING, Fort Wayne and Alan KING. Jefferson City. Mont.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Winchester Road Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mildred R. Richards
June 26,1922 - April 29, 2000
Mildred R. RICHARDS, 77, 104 1. 12th St., Rochester. died at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Jasper to Florian and Caroline SCHUETTER, she married Paul ELMORE. She later married Gilbert RICHARDS. Both preceded her in death.
Mrs. Richards retired from Zimmerman Bakery and Heishman Bakery, both of Rochester. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.
Survivors include on daughter, Nancy arid husband Paul HELSTERN, Rochester; one son, David ELMORE, Jasper; three grandchildren, Alan [RIDDLE] and Brooke RIDDLE and Lindsey HELSTERN, all of Rochester; four sisters, Genevive and husband Dennis BELL and Mary ALLES, all of Jasper, Rita and husband Bud INGRAM, Kissimmee, Fla., Ruth and husband Vincent HELDMAN, Clarksville; one brother, Daniel and wife Betty SCHUETTER, Knox; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and five brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester with the Rev. John ZAHN and Rev. Herrold WELLER officiating. Burial will he in Rochester 1.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where a Prayer Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. today.

Aley Lewellen
Nov. 25,1916 - April 30, 2000
Aley LEWELLEN, 83, Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Logansport to John and Flossie MURRAY LEWELLEN, he married Geneva Lois HEATON on Sept. 4, 1944 in Logansport. She preceded him in death.
Mr, Lewellen was a self-employed shoe repairman and a mcmber of Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one brother, John LEWELLEN, Sarasota, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur LEWELLEN.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport with the Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ruby O. Hudson
May 27,1936 - April 27, 2000
Ruby Opal HUDSON, 63, 304 W. Ninth St., Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at her hor~e.
Born in Fulton County to Floyd and Ruth THOMPSON NORRIS, she married Jim R. HUDSON on June 12, 1954 in Rochester. He died on Dec. 5, 1975.
Mrs. Hudson was dispatcher for Rochester Taxi Service and worked for Chamberlains Products, Akron. She attendcd Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include one brother, Ralph NORRIS, Rochester; one brother-in-law, Ed GAMBLE, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Wilma NORRIS, Logansport; five nieces, Colleen DILLMAN, Donna and husband Ron MILLER, all of Rochester; Jane NORRIS, Plymouth; Judy arid husband Ed HARTUP, Pierceton; and Kathy STRONG, Walton; several great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Charles [NORRIS]; three sisters, Irene NORRIS, Mary GAMBLE and Edna Mae BURNS; two nephews, Frank WOLF and Don NORRIS.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Rochester l.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Jim WALKER officiating. No visitation is planned.

Tuesday, May 2, 2000

Cecil R. Staddon
May 25,1921 - April 29, 2000
Cecil Raymond STADDON, 78, Rensselaer, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at his home.
Born in Culver to Louis Henry and Neva PRYOR STADDON, he married Mary Katherine SCRIPTER on Nov.20, 1948 in Rensselaer. She died March 18, 1991.
A retired maintenance worker, he resided in Culver, Fort Wayne and Rochester and attended Leiters Ford Schools. Moving to Rensselaer in 1946, he worked at Talbert Trailer and Rensselaer Electric. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, and was a member of Rensselaer Moose Lodge 2272, Rensselaer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1279 and Parr Baptist Church.
Survivors include special friend, Betty BRUCE; two sons, John "Pat" and wife Carolyn STADDON, Anacoco, La. and Robert and wife Theresa STADDON, Rensselaer; three daughters, Susie and husband Steven PICKETT, Rensselaer, Billie Jo and husband Richard BRETZINGER, Remington, and Carrie and husband Michael HILTON, Brook; one brother. "Hank" Louis H. STADDON, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren: 14 great-grandcildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Chapel, Rensselaer with the Rev. Leonard KOSTKA officiating. Burial will be in Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home where there will be a Moose Lodge Service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Jasper County Home Healthcare and Hospice.

Raymond L. Cooper
April 15,1924 - April 30, 2000
Raymond Leroy COOPER, 76, died on Sunday at Navapache Regional Medical Center, Show Low, Ariz.
Born in Rochester to Lester and Nora ZIMMER COOPER, he married Anita Lee DeWITT on June 14, 1953. She survives
Mr. Cooper worked for Reynolds Metals, Phoenix, Ariz. from 1953-1983. He and his wife moved to Show Low in April 1997. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he worked on his parent's farm in Rochester. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and basketball and was captain of his high school basketball team.
Survivors include one son, Douglas and wife Diana COOPER, Glendale, Arlz.: one daughter, Karen and William HULL, Scottsdale, Ariz. and one brother, Lyman COOPER, Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fletcher's Mortuary Chapel, Show Low, Ariz. with the Rev. Robert MIDYETT officiating. Burial will be in Show Low Cemetery.

Ajey Lewellen
Nov.25, 1916 - April 30, 2000
Ajey LEWELLEN, 83, Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Logansport to John and Flossie MURRAY LEWELLEN, he married Geneva Lois HEATON on Sept. 4, 1944 in Logansport. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Lewellen was a self-employed shoe repairman and a member of Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one brother, John LEWELLEN, Sarasota, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur [LEWELLEN] and Arlo LEWELLEN.
Services are at 10 a.m Thursday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road Logansport with the Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Maurice J. Sadowsky Jr.
Jan. 4, 1925 - April 28, 2000
Maurice J. SADOWSKY, Jr.. 75, Chicago. Ill., died Friday at Rush Presbyterian Hospital. Chicago.
Born in Chicago to Maurice and Margaret SADOWSKY, he married Helen KILFOY on May 1, 1980. She survives.
Mr. Sadowsky worked at Inland Steel Company, National Steel Company and retired from Quebec Iron and Titanium. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1943. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a prisoner of war in Germany and was awarded a Purple Heart. After the war, he returned to Purdue University where he graduated with honors and received an engineering degree in metallurgy.
Survivors include two sons, Maurice J. and wife Kathy SADOWSKY, Wilmington. Del., and John and wife Gabrielle SADOWSKY, Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter. Rebeeca and husband David HUGHES. Mesa; one sister, Mary Margaret and husband Roger NEFF, Rochester; one brother Wilson and wife Ann CESSNA SADOWSKY, Madison; five grandchildren; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Thursday, May 4, 2000

Carl A. Sheets
May 21, 1904-May 2, 2000
Carl A. SHEETS, 95, formerly of Rochester, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth,
Born in Tiosa to Clarence Edgar and Alma VIDEL SHEETS, he married Anna Louise EMMONS on Oct. 23,1949 in Plymouth. She died on Jan.24, 1988.
Mr. Sheets graduated from Richiand Center High School in 1924 and earned a Manchester College teaching certificate in 1927. He taught school in a one-room school house near Richiand Center for one year. He saved his pay checks to buy radios and sweepers that he sold door-to-door. He owned and operated the C&C Appliance store in Argos and Plymouth where he sold electric and gas appliances. He sold his store in 1980 and enjoyed spending time with his family. He attended Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth
Survivors include one son, Ward C. SHEETS, Florida; one brother, William Lee and wife Dorotha SHEETS, Warsaw; one stepdaughter. Christine and husband Robert ORR, Huntsville, Ala.; two step-daughters-in-law, Mildred EMIGH, Rochester and Julia EMIGH, Richmond; three granddaughters. Dawn [SHEETS], Christy [SHEETS] and Lisa SHEETS. all of Richmond, Va.; six great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren: six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Donna GRIFFITH and two stepsons. Gerald "G.V." [EMIGH] and Donald EMIGH.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson- Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth with the Rev. Robert ORR, a son-in-law, Huntsville, Ala. and Rev. Rustin D. KRAPL, pastor ol the Sunrise Chapel officiating. Burial will he in Rochester I.O.O.F, Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may he made to a charity of one's choice.

Mojeska A. Ellis
Feb.10, 1903 - May 3,2000
Mojeska A. ELLIS, 97, Plymouth. died at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Rochester to Dr. Loy L. and Lucille CLEMENS ANDERSON, she married Roy H. MILLER on Dec.25, 1921 in Argos. He died in 1955. She married Mace B. ELLIS on Oct. 9.1959. He died in 1967.
Mrs. Ellis worked at Kingsbury Ordnance Plant in the 1940's. Later she was a dress department sales clerk with Plymouth J.C. Penny Co. A homemaker, she enjoyed traveling and fancy hand work. A graduate of Argos High School and Fort Wayne Business College. she attended the Gospel Center, South Bend, was a member of Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth, and was past matron and member of Argos Order of the Eastern Star,
Survivors include one daughter, Melba Jane and husband Dale KREIGHBAUM, Plymouth; one son, Norman L. MILLER, Port Washington, Wisc; one daughter-in-law. Connie MILLER, Egan, Minn: one stepdaughter. Nancy Jane ELLIS, California; six grandchildren: six great-grandchildren: three step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant grandchild. Roy MILLER.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth with the Rev. Rustin KRAPFL of Sunrise Chapel and Rev. Robert BYLER officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sunrise Chapel or the Gideon Bible Program.

Bryan L. Barnett
Sepi 9, 1965 May 3, 2000
Bryan Lee BARNETT, 34, Wabash, died at 11:10 on Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Rochester.
Born in Wabash to Burnell and Carol SUTTON BARNETT, he married Teresa BENSON on Sept. 1, 1991. She survives.
Mr. Barnett was a 1985 graduate of Wabash High School and enjoyed hunting Indian artifacts. An avid horseman, he worked in the Fulton County area.
Survivors include one daughter, Brandy Dawn BARNETT, Denver; his parents, Wabash; and two sisters, Bea and husband Donald FERVERDA and Susan and husband Thomas POWELL, all of Wabash.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grandstaff- Hcntgen Manchester Avenue Chapel. 1177 Manchester Ave., Wabash with the Rev. Melissa RICE officiating. Cremation will take place.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the Brandy Barnett Love Fund.

Gladys N. Sinclair
Nov. 5, 1905 - May 3, 2000
Gladys N. SINCLAIR, 94, 331 W. Fifth St., Rochester, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Fairfield, Ill. to William and Stella GALLIHER KANADY, she married Dewey SINCLAIR on Aug.30, 1931 in Fairfield. He died April 30,1970.
Mrs. Sinclair was a homemaker and beautician. She resided in Rochester since 1995, coming from the Indianapolis area, where she lived for over 58 years. She was a member of the Indianapolis Council of Women, Florence Nightingale Club, Order of Eastern Star and Centenary Christian Church, all of Indianapolis.
Survivors include one daughter, A. Jane and husband Jim FAULK, Rochester; one grandson, Dewey and wife Pat KELLER, Indianapolis: one great-granddaughter, Sabrina KELLER, Indianapolis; two great-grandsons, Michael [KELLER] and Stephen KELLER, both of Indianapolis: three nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ruth Mary WHISHER on Dec.21, 1999 and one brother, Everett KANADY.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Ill. No visitation is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorials may he made to the American Heart Association.

Friday, May 5, 2000

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Saturday, May 6, 2000

Maude Bailey
Sept. 19,1900 - April 24, 2000
Maude DAVIDSON BAILEY, 99, died Wednesday at Saline Evangelical Home, Saline, Mich.
Born in Fulton to Thomas and Laura McINTYRE DAVIDSON, she married Clark BAILEY. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bailey was a buyer for Robertson's, South Bend. She was a life member of Rose Croix Order of Eastern Star, South Bend and an active volunteer at Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Michigan Heart and Ypsilanti Salvation Army.
Survivors include one daughter, Colleen and husband Robert RICH; three grandchildren, James and wife Katherine RICH, Nancy and husband John Rockwood and Amanda RICH:;two great-grandchildren, Holly and husband Keith KREAG and Kelly RICH;. one brother; Paul DAVIDSON, Leiters Ford; one sister, Frances WOODFORD, Morgan Town, W. Va.
Cremation took place. Funeral services were held on April 29.

Charles E. Jensen
Aug. 4, 14, 1933- May 4, 2000
Charles E. JENSEN, 66, Monticello, died at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
Born in Goodland to Charles Andrew and Katherine Luella ROYCE JENSEN, he married Barbara K. WATTS on Dec.11, 1953 in Goodland. She survives.
Mr. Jensen retired from RCA and Monticello Spring Corp., worked for Monticello Dispatch for several years, worked at the Lakes Theatre until 1974 and was a projectionist for the Monticello Drive In Theatre until. 1983. He lived in White County for 46 years. A 1953 graduate of Rensselaer High School, he was a member and secretary of the Monticello Pool League.
Survivors include three daughters, Paulette Y. UPTON, Andrea J. COLLINSWORTH and Penny L. SCOTT, all of Monticello; one son, Kenneth E. JENSEN, Monticello; one foster son, Mark FLETCHER, Monon; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Lousie PROHOSKY, Lake Village, and Delores "Tootie" WANG, Oxford; two brothers, Dean JENSEN, Rochester and Russell W. JENSEN, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 S. Illinois St., Monticello with the Rev. Wayne HOLMES officiating.
Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Monday, May 8, 2000

Mary Lou Rex
Mary Lou REX, 64, Argos, died at 12:16 a,m. today at St. Joseph Regional Hospital. Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

William J. Simpson
Sept.20, 1918 - May 7,2000
The Rev. William J, SIMPSON, 81, Frankfort. died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday at Wesley Manor Retirement Community, Frankfort,
Born in Toronto, Ohio to William and Frances GRINDLE SIMPSON, he married Letah ROSE on Oct. 3, 1940. She survives.
He graduated from Toronto High School and studied at Owosso Bible College. Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University. Rev. Simpson, a United Methodist minister for 47 years, retired in 1981. He served pastorates at Sweetzer, Saline City, Marion, Galveston, Tipton, Rochester, Anderson, South Bend, Fowler, Logansport, and Santa Fe.
Survivors include one son, Roy SIMPSON, Greensburg; two daughters, Marleta NEWBURG, Kokomo and Linda JONES, Font Wayne; nine grandchildren: 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters', Dora COSTELLO, Toronto, Gayle HANNEN, Hendersonville, N.C. and Faye DAUGHERTY, Beaver Falls. Ohio: four brothers, Paul [SIMPSON], Charles [SIMPSON] and Carl SIMPSON, all of Toronto and Lee SIMPSON, Florida.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister,
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Amanda Reid Chapel, Wesley Manor with the Revs. Gary ALLAN and Lanty NEWBERG officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Genda Funeral Home, 608 N. Main St., Frankfort and one hour prior to services at Wesley Manor. Memorials may be made to World Gospel Mission, Marion and Good Samaritan Fund, Wesley Manor.

Judy Adamson
Aug.26, 1939 - March 28. 20Q0
Word has been received that Judy ADAMSON, 60, born in Rochester to the late Paul and Eula Mae STANLEY ADAMSON, has died in San Angelo. Texas.
Survivors include two brothers, Paul Duane ADAMSON, Terre Haute and Richard ADAMSON, Akron; one half-sister, Sandy KELLY, Terre Haute: two half-brothers, William HILD, Terre Haute and Teri ADAMSON, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held on April 12 in Terre Haute.

Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Mary Lou Rex
Feb. 15, 1936 - May 8, 2000
Mary Lou REX, 64, Argos, died at 12:16 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Argos to Alfred and Dorothy LOWRY ELLIOTT, she married Joe REX on Nov. 19, 1955 at Argos United Methodist Church. He survives.
Mrs. Rex was a homemaker, a lifetime resident of Argos and a member of Argos United Methodist Church. She served in the Women's Army Corps.
Survivors include one daughter, Kim and husband Loren SELLERS, Bourbon; two sons, Joe and wife Tammy REX and Dale and wife Angie REX, all of Argos; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mildred OSBORN, Lafayette and Fern GOEN, Mooresville; one brother Buck and wife Edna ELLIOTT, Spartanburg, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Abe ELLIOTT, one sister, Joyce WARNER in 1994, and one grandson, Matthew REX in 1985.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robin SMITH officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. The American Legion will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. On Wednesday and after 9 a.m. On Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Wednesday, May 10, 2000

Dorothy K. Poholik
Oct. 6, 1919 - May 8, 2000
Dorothy K. POHOLIK, 80, formerly of Akron, died at Palos Community Hospital, Palos eights, Ill.
Born in Chicago, Ill., she was a sales clerk for Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia TRIPPELDI, Akron; two sons, Ronald POHOLIK, Hickory Hills, Ill., and Peter POHOLIK, Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy FIUMEFREDDO, Chicago, Elaine CATUARA, Punta Gorda, Fla., Noreen NESWICK, Crestwood, Ill.; two brothers, Frank KLEBBA, Chicago, and James KLEBBA, Tinley Park, Ill.
Services are at 9:30 a.m. Mass on Friday at Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10811 S. Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge, Ill. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Ill. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday at Hills Funeral Home, l10201 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, Ill.

Thursday, May 11, 2000

Almyrta L. Blue
Mrs. Almyrta L. BLUE, 78, 1208 Washington St., died at 12 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, May 12, 2000

Almyrta L. Blue
June 3, 1923 - May 11, 2000
Almyrta L. BLUE, 76, 1208 Washington St., died at 12 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Rochester to John and Pauline CLAY SNYDER, she married Burwyn A. BLUE on Dec. 25, 1940 in Warsaw. He survives.
Mrs. Blue retired from Topps Manufacturing Co., Rochester. She was a member of First Christian Church, Women of the Moose, American Legion, VBeterans of Foreign Wars, and Eagles Auxiliaries and Women's International Bowling Congress, all of Rochester. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening and bowling.
Survivors include two daughters, Yvette and husband Charles WALLER, Morton, Ill., and Becky and husband Randy GREEN, Rochester; one son, Steve and wife Becky BLUE, Greenfield; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Ann DELP; and two nephews.
Private family graveside services will be held on Friday at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics through Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, who is taking care of arrangements.

Saturday, May 13, 2000

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Monday, May 15, 2000

Jack E. Davis
Feb. 29, 1936 -May 14, 2000
Jack Eugene DAVIS, 64, Winamac. died at 9.10 a.m. Sunday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Born in Lawton to Arthur and Gladys BURKETT DAVIS, he lived his entire life in Winamac.
Mr. Davis was a retired hand assembler from Federal Mogul, Leiters Ford. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Winamac.
Survivors include one daughter, Jacalyn GALBREATH, Winamac: three sons, Raymond DAVIS, Winamac, Randall [DAVIS] and Rodger DAVIS, both of Kewanna; fIve grandchIldren., one sister, Dorothy MORGAN, Francesville; two brothers, Walter James DAVIS, Monterey, and David DAVIS, War, W. Va.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frain M6rtuary, Winamac with the Rev. Carl LENDERMON officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, MemorIals may be made to Jack's Kids Relay for Life Team for the Alnerican Cancer Society.

Josephine M. Gibson
Aug. 23, 1929 - May 13, 2000
Josephine M. GIBSON, 70, Peru, died at 11:32 a.m, Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born in Floyd County, Ky. to John and Ida WHITAKER AKERS, she married Dockie GIBSON on March 23, 1952. He survives,
Mrs. Gibson was a homemaker and a member of Faith Chapel, Peru.
Survivors include four sons: Dockie Ray and wife Pat GIBSON, Bunker Hill. Robert GIBSON, Willowspring, Mo., Carl and wife Joyce GIBSON, Deedsville, and Charles GIBSON, Akron; five daughters: Judy and husband Bill GAULT and Lou CRAVENS, all of Wabash; Gail GIBSON, Leesburg. Connie and husband Mark KECKLER and Kathy and husband Bill HAMPTON, all of Akron; 40 grandchildren: 31 great-grandchildren; one brother. John AKERS, Orlando, Fla. ; and one sister, Lucy CARPENTER, Payneville, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Virginia TAYLOR and Betty ALLA, three grandchildren. and two sisters, Edna MILAN and Ambie SMITH.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with the Rev. Alton JOHNS ofliciating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gibson family.

Tuesday, May 16, 2000

William L. Mueller
William L. MULLER, 91, Argos, died at 8:28 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

William E. Schulze
Nov, 181901 -May15, 2000
William E. SCHULZE, 98, 1017 Wabash Ave., died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Rochester.
Born in Gardelegan, Gerniany to Johannes and Helene MANGER SCHULZE, he married Ruth L. THORNS on Nov. 18, 1932 in Indianapolis. She died In 1962. He married Loma Elizabeth WASHBURN on Dec.28. 1963 in Lafayette. She survives. Mr. Schulze was an inspector for Aluminium Company of America, Lafayette, for 26 years, retiring in 1967. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester and co-founder of Lafayette Saddle Club, Lafayette.
Survivors include two sons, William E. and wife Joan SCHULZE, Cave Creek, Ariz.. and Max H. and wife Jane SCHULZE, West Lake Village, Calif. one step-daughter. Patricia Kay and husband Ivan HENDERSON, Rochester; three grandsons, Scott W. and wife Nancy SCHULZE. Riverside, Ill., Eric D, and wife Mary SCHULZE, Westerville, Ohio, and Bradford M. SCHULZE, West Lake Village. Calif.: three step granddaughters. Donna BECK and Debbie and husband Rob BRYANT, all of Rochester; Diane and husband Mark LOEFLER, Plymouth; eight step great-grandchildren; one sister, Liesel OSTRANDER, New York.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday or from 9 a.m. to the time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Marion T. Fuller Jr.
O~ 19,1930 - May14, 2000
Marion Trumbull FULLER Jr., 69. Mexico, died at 7:56 p.m. Sunday at his home.
Born in Baugo Townshtp. Elkhart County. to Marion Trumbull, Sr. and Lottie Lucille SMITH FULLER, he married S. Jeanne PARKS on Sept. 29, 1958 in Elkhart.
Mr. Fuller was a retired Akron Feed and Grain Co. truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include two sons, Lance and wife Melanie FULLER, Three Rivers, Mich., and Durward Lynn "Beave" and wife Carrie FULLER, Denver; two daughters. Donna Jones and Richard WALTER, Mexico, and Bonnie and husband Jeffery GIBBS, Mexico; 13 grandchildren, Heather [FULLER], Jeff Gabe [FULLER], Ryne [FULLER], Dew [FULLER] and Landon FULLER, Stephanie, A.J. DYKSTRA, Sean [JONES], Samantha [JONES] and. Sarah JONES, Jeremy [HARSHMAN] and Steven HARSHMAN; one sister, Betty and husband Carl KUEHM, Memphis, Tenn.; one brother-in-law and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Mickey PARKS, Sturgis, Mich.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jordan L FULLER, two brothers, Robert G. [FULLER] and Arthur D. FULLER, and one sister, Phyllis COULTER.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chill Cemetery with the Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. No visitation is planned. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

William L. Mueller
Jan. 30,1909 - May15, 2000
William L. MUELLER, 91, Argos, died at 8.28 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Hoboken, N.J. to Karl and Katharina LANTHALER MUELLER, he married Veronica Marie PIETERS on Nov. 9, 1940 in Whiting. She died on May 22, 1998.
Mr. Mueller was a farmer and active in the poultry business. He was member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Plymouth.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kay and husband Frank BROOK Jr.. North Royalton, Ohio, and Grace Ann and husband Gary WILLIAMS, Atwood: one son, William Louis and wife Sandra MUELLER, Palatine, Ill. seven grandchildren: five great-grandchildren: one brother, John R. and wife Natalie MUELLER, Fruitland Park, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Frieda PAULSEN.
Services are at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Plymouth with the Rev. Anthony GILLESPI officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4- 8 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where a vigil prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 18, 2000

Stephen E. Emmons
Oct.30, 1968 - May 15,2000
Capt. Stephen Eric EMMONS, 31, IndIanapolis, died Monday while running at Stout Field, Indianapolis.
Born in Logansport to Gerald F. Sr. and Carolyn Louise GLAZE EMMONS, he married Heather L. CLARK in June 1992 in Indianapolis. She survives.
Capt. Emmons was a finance officer with the Indiana National Guard for four years and served in the U.S. Army for 13 years. A graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor of science in business accounting, he was a member of the National Guard Association of Indiana, Society of Military Comptrollers and Bethel United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, serving on the Evangelism Committee.
Survivors include his father, Indianapolis; his mother, Rochester; flve brothers, Anthony Brian EMMONS and Gerald F. EMMONS Jr., both of Rochester, Andrew Dean EMMONS, Logansport, Mark Allen EMMONS, Indianapolis, and Jeffrey Douglas EMMONS, Kokomo; two sisters, Laura Catherine BAKER, Logansport, and Patricia Ann ENGLAND, Rochester; maternal grandparents, Frank and Bea GORDON, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Mary RADERSTORF, Warsaw: several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethel United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, with the Revs. Marvin SINGLETON and Greg McGARVEY officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, 1305 E. Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Capital Campaign or Central Indiana Blood Bank.

Ann Potter
Nov.22, 1922 - May 17, 2000
Ann POTTER, 77, 309 Westwood Lane, died at l0.a.m. Wednesday at ExtendaCare, Rochester.
Born in Indianapolis to Clyde L. and Etta WELCH ALEXANDER, she married Frank O. POTTER on Feb. 14, 1975 in Indianapolis. He survives in Rochester.
Mrs. Potter was a retired accountant.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Ed CLARK officiating. No visitation is planned. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

Friday, May 19, 2000

Wilma M. Bryant
April 26, 1921 - May 18, 2000
Wilma M. BRYANT, 79, Akron, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday at Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer.
Born in Huntington County to Isaac and Lulu COE WAMSLEY, she married William James BRYANT on Jan. 25, 1946 in Crown Point. He died Jan. 25, 1994.
Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of Episcopal Church, Huntington and Better Homes Club, Fulton County. She lived in Akron area for 30 years coming from Huntington County.
Survivors include one son, John William and wife Debra BRYANT, Rensselaer; three grandchildren, Marina [BRYANT], Miranda [BRYANT] and John Thomas BRYANT, all of Rensselaer; one sister, Iva BENSON, Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and seven sisters.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Athens Cemetery. No public visitation is planned. Arrangements are by Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

Saturday, May 20, 2000

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Monday, May 22, 2000

Maude S. Cox
Aug. 21,0903-May 212000
Maude S. COX, 96, Mentone, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at her home.
Born in Fulton County to Vinson and Emma STRONG MEREDITH, she married LeRoy E. COX on April 28, 1923 in Rochester. He died in February 1981.
Mrs. Cox was a piano teacher and a memher of First Baptist Church, Mentone. She lived in Mentone area for 60 years
Survivors include one daughter, Louise and husband David ANDERSON; seven grandchildren: and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and one great-grandson.
A private family service will be held. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone. No viewing is planned.

Thomas J. Wagoner
July28, 1950 - May 19, 2000
Thomas John WAGONER, 49, Bringhurst, died at 1:33 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born in Rochester to Robert and Mary JOHNSON WAGONER, he married Teresa "Terri" KINSEY on May 5, 1987 in Bunker Hill. She survives,
Mr. Wagoner worked for Delphi Delco Electronics, Kokomo for 24 years, most recently as a computer operator in Department 174 Plant Eight and served three terms as a committee person. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1968, attended Purdue University for two years and served with the U.S. Army Military Police for two years. A member of the Bunker Hill Fishing Game Club, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, golfing and camping.
Survivors include two sons, Lucas W. WAGONER, at home and Thomas Brent WAGONER, Warsaw; his mother, Mary WAGONER KLINE, Rochester; three brothers, Robert [WAGONER], Richard [WAGONER] and James WAGONER, all of Rochester: one sister, Connie ROUSER, Rochester; one granddaughter, Shelby WAGONER, Warsaw; six nephews; two nieces; and 14 great-nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his lather.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Murray Funeral Home, 414 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo with the Rev. Bill COLLINS officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Patsy J. Tippy
Jan.24, 1928 - May 20, 2000
Patsy J. TIPPY, 72, Mlshawaka, died Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Macy to John and Phyllis GEIGER WEITZEL, she married Wllliam L. TIPPY on May 24.1945 in Plymouth. He survives in Mishawaka.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka with the Rev. Don COMSTOCK officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 23, 2000
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Jason M. Zimmerman
May 17,2000 - May 22,2000
Jason Michael ZIMMERMAN, five days old, Akron, died at 10 p.m. Monday at his home.
He was born in Warsaw to Harlan L. and Elaine S. WEAVER ZIMMERMAN.
Survivors include his parents; four brothers, Kenlyn Gene [ZIMMERMAN], Kervin Ray [ZIMMERMAN], Myron Joel [ZIMMERMAN and Nathan Lynn ZIMMERMAN all of maternal grandparents, Lowell and Doris MARTIN WEAVER, Goshen; paternal great-grandmother, Esther ZIMMERMAN, Foraker.
He was preceded in death by one infant sister, Anita Joann [ZIMMERMAN] on Aug. 17, 1989 and two infant brothers, Jamin Lynn [ZIMMERMAN] on Oct. 9, 1993 and Jonathan Mark ZIMMERMAN on Sept. 15, 1998.
Services are at 10:30 a~m. Wednesday at Yelow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery, Goshen. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the family residence, 12235 West 800 South, Akron. Arrangements are being handled by Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

Maude S. Cox
Aug. 21,1903 - May 21,2000
Maude S. COX, 96, Mentone, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at her home.
Born in Fulton County to Vinson and Emma STRONG MEREDITH, she married LeRoy E. COX on April 28,1923 in Rochester. He died in February 1981.
Mrs. Cox was a piano teacher and a member of First Baptist Church, Mentone. She lived in Mentone area for 60 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Louise and husband David ANDERSON; seven grandchildren: and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and one great-grandson.
A private family service will be held. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone. No viewing is planned.

Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Loma E. Schulze
Nov. 23,1914 - May23, 2000
Loma Elizabeth SCHULZE, 85, 1Q17 Wabash Ave., died at 2.55 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Attica to Hubert R. and Bessie Mae HARVEY WASHBURN, she married John J. SUTTON. He preceded in death. She married William E. SCHULZE on Dec.28, 1963 in Lafayette. He died on May 15.2000.
Mrs. Schuize was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Rochester, Order of Eastern Star 507, White Shrine Bethany Chapter 5, both of Lafayette and was active in the Girl Scouts in Lafayette.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Kay and husband Ivan HENDERSON, Rochester; two stepsons, William E. and wife Joan SCHULZE, Cave Creek, Ariz., and Max H. and wife Jane SCHULZE, Westlake Village, Calif.; three granddaughters, Debra and husband Rob BRYANT and Donna BECK, all of Rochester, Diane and husband Mark LOEFFLER, Plymouth; three step grandsons, Scott W. and wife Nancy SCHULZE, Riverside, Ill.. Eric D. and wife Mary SCHULZE, Westerville, Ohio, and Bradford M. SCHULZE, Westlake Village, Calif.; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace M. and husband William BENNETT, Terre Haute: several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.
Private services will be held on Thursday with the Revs. Rick TAYLOR and Wanda MEEK officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I. O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Fund or American Heart Association,

Wilburn V. Johnson
July 14, 1929 - May23, 2000
Wilburn V. "Duz" JOHNSON, 70, 704 Jay St., died at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Argos to Glenn and Martha ROLLER JOHNSON, he married Darlene ENGLE on Feb.24, 1951 in Leiters Ford. She survives.
Mr. Johnson retired in 1970 as foreman of the former Torin Corp., Rochester, and in 1980 as an independent truck driver. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the United Auto Workers, Rochester, Teamsters 264 of South Bend, American Legion and the Morning Card Club both of Rochester, and was a past member of Eagles Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars Manitou Post, both of Rochester. He lived in Rochester for 40 years coming from Leiters Ford.
Survivors include two daughtcrs, Denise J. JOHNSON, South Bend, and Dana J. and husband Kevin STOLL, Mentone; four sons, Douglas W. and wife Dru JOHNSON, David G. and wife Brenda JOHNSON, Dan and wife Terri Lynne JOHNSON, and Dean A. JOHNSON and Missey HAMILTON, all of Rochester; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Paul and wife Jane JOHNSON, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Rochester Youth Baseball league.

Thursday, May 25, 2000

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Friday, May 26, 2000

Cecil E. Kline
Sept. 20, 1915 - May 25, 2000
Cecil E. KLINE, 84, Greenfield, died at 9:06 a.m. on Thursday at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.
Born in Culver to James and Emma SCHALL KLINE, he married Helen ROYER on May 28, 1939. She survives.
Mr. Kline retired as meat department manager in 1979 after 25 years at Marsh Supermarkets, Greenfield. He worked for 13 years at A.P. Morris, Rochester, and was a Wesleyan Church pastor serving churches in Rochester, Thornhope, Tyner, Knightstown, Muncie and Brown's Chapel Church, Greenfield. He was a member of Brown's Chapel Wesleyan Church, Wesleyan Christian Campers Club and spent winters in Tucson, Ariz. for several years.
Survivors include two sons,Vance [KLINE] and Wayne KLINE, both of Greenfield; one daughter, Loretta GREENWALT, Greenfield; eight grandchildren; ;12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bud KLINE, Akron; one sister, Mabel DICKEY, South Bend.
He was preceded in death by one son, Gordon KLINE, one daughter, Glenda HUGHES, one sister, Gladys SANDERS, and two brothers Roy [KLINE] and Tillman KLINE.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown's Chapel Wesleyan Church, Hancock County, with the Rev. Jim DUNN officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Saturday at Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield.

Malcolm D. Glasford
April 3, 1925 - May 25, 2000
Malcolm Dean GLASFORD, 75, Macy, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Born in Union Township, Miami County to John Wesley and Ora May NORMAN GLASFORD, he married Delores Mae HOFFMAN on June 30, 1946 at Gilead Methodist Church Parsonage, Gilead. She died on Dec. 30, 1987.
Mr. Glasford retired from Sealed Power, Rochester in 1990. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary PADGETT and Candice Rae GLASFORD, both of Long Lake; one son, James W. GLASFORD, Macy; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Loren [GLASFORD] and Willis GLASFORD.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. Rick STONE officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery, Akron. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Association.

Saturday, May 27, 2000

Edward E. Winters
Nov. 18, 1934 - May 26, 2000
Edward E. WINTERS, 65, Rochester, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He had been in failing health for seven years.
Born in Robinson, Ill., to Joseph and Cleda BURNETT WINTERS, he married Clara J. CUMMINS on March 5, 1952, in Henderson, Ky. She survives.
Mr. Winters was a retired union bricklayer. He lived one year in the Rochester area after living in Argos since 1970. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Hutsonville, Ill., and the Bricklayers and Terrazzo Union Local No. 4, South Bend.
Survivors include his wife, five daughters, Mary MOREAU and husband Tony, Rochester; Barb CVALLAHAN and husband Skip, Rochester; Loretta WINTERS, Leiters Ford; Carol ARNETT and husband Robert, Rochester; Debra SCARBOROUGH and husband Robert, Argos; two sons, Edward WINTERS and wife Cindy, Rochester; Robert WINTERS and wife Jane, Mishawaka; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; his father, Joseph WINTERS and wife Alice, Annapolis, Ill.; one sister, Juanita ANDERSON and husband Kent, Annapolis, Ill.; and two brothers, Joseph WINTERS and wife Artheen, Hutsonville, Ill.; Donald WINTERS and wife Rosalie, Hutsonville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his mother and four grandchildren.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Lewis B. Walton
Oct. 26, 1924 - May 26, 2000
Lewis B. WALTON, 75, Peru, died at 1:32 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Rochester to Clem and Opal DRUDGE WALTON, he married Maryanna SWANK on Sept. 29, 1944, at the home of her parents in Adams Township, Cass County. She survives.
Mr. Walton was retired from Davidson Construction, Metea. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren, Mexico, and was a Disaster Response Volunteer.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Lynn Annette ELKINS and husband Richard, Huston, Taxes, one brother, William F. WALTON, Goshen, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death b a son, Lewis Alan WALTON, who was killed in action in the Vietnam War; one brother, Robert WALTON, and one infant sister.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mexico Church of the Brethren, Mexico, with Pastor Eldon KRIDER officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and a half-hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Church of the Brethren Disaster Response.

Monday, May 29, 2000

Franklin S. King
Nov.12, 1959-May ?8, 2000
Franklin S. KING, 40, Phoenix, Ariz,, died Sunday in Phoenix.
Born In Evansville to Bettye and Jim KING, he graduated from Rochester High School in 1978.
Arrangements are pending at Ziemer Funeral Home, East Chapel, Evansville.

Rosemary B. Bushman
Jan. 14, 1914-May2S,2000
Rosemary BURNS BUSHMAN, 86, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday a ExtendaCare. Rochester.
Born in Peru to William and Delice BURNETT HAWKINS, she married Charles R. BURNS in January 1931 in Peru. He died in December 1989. She later married Hobert BUSHMAN who also preceded in death.
Mrs. Bushman was a retired private duty nurse and had worked at Mishawaka osteopathic hospital, South Bend. She attended the Episcopal Church, Peru.
Survivors include three sons, Charles A. and wife Marjorie BURNS, Larry E. BURNS, all of Denver, and Dan B. and wife Marilyn BURNS, Macy; 13 grand-children: 26 great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Florence HAWKINS and two brothers, Alfred "Shorty" [HAWKINS] and Arthur HAWKINS and one grandson, Dallas Devin BURNS.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating. Burial will he in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday or from noon to the hour of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Madeline G. Miller
April 16,1926 - May 28, 2000
Madeline G. MILLER, 74, Walkerton, formerly of Kewanna, died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Born in Logansport to Charles and Grace McCLOUD BAGWELL, she manied Ned A. MILLER on June 5, 1953 in Fulton County. He died Nov. 7, 1992.
Mrs. Miller was a retired grocery store clerk and a member of United Methodist Church. Fletchers Lake. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include one son. Mike SHULER, Laporte: two grandchildren: two great-grandchildren: one brother, Harold BAGWELL, Logansport.
She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Kewanna Chapel with the Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. to the time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to John Glenn High School, Walkerton.

Virginia M. Garver
June 3,1920 - May28, 2000
Virginia M. GARVER, 79, Argos, died at 4:10 am. Sunday atPilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born In Rochester to Byron and Ethel M. PONTIOUS WAGONER, she married Robert KELLEY. He preceded In death. She married Robert G. GARVER in 1951, he died on March 27, 1984.
Mrs. Garver owned and operated a beauty salon in her home for many years. She attended Missionary Church, Plymouth.
Survivors include three sons. Kenneth L. and wife Karen GARVER, Argos, Michael and wife Judy KELLEY, Nebraska, and Jerry KELLEY, Columbia City; five grand-children, Mandy GARVER, Kim [KELLEY], Kevin [KELLEY] and Kerry KELLEY and Ann HORVATH; two sisters, Dorothy ZEHNER, Orlando, Fla., and Martha and husband Bill BOUTEN, Logansport; one brother, James and wife Shirley WAGONER, Bakersfield, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary BEEHLER and Pearl GRIEWANK.
Services are at 11 am. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. with the Rev. Jim PIPPENGER officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center Cemetery, noithwest of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday or one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation and Argos Emergency Medical Services.

Dean Enyart
Dean ENYART, 77, 520 Ohio St., died Monday at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home. Rochester.

Wednesday, May 30, 2000

Sherry L. Weakman
Sherry Layne WEAKMAN, 1823 West 200 North, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Burdette A. George
April10, 1935 - May 19, 2000
Burdette A. GEORGE, 65, 3441 Strawberry Lane, Rochester and Livingston, Texas, died at 4:45 p~m an May 19.
Born in Eldardo, Neb. to Harvey and Tena Marie ROSS GEORGE, he married Jimmi McCARTER on Sept. 5, 1987 in Rocheter. She survives. Mr. George was an operating engineer with Local Union 103 Kokomo, for 33 years. He enjoyed the outdoors.
Survivors include two sons, Todd Alan GEORGE, Forest, and Marrk Anthony and wife Mary GEORGE, Michigantown; one daughter, Tena Marie GEORGE, Durham, N.C. one stepson. Brian Keith and wife Lisa TROTT, Kokomo; one brother, Ardean GEORGE, Sutton, Neb.; nine grandchildren, Kayla [GEORGE], Nicholas [GEORGE], Kory [GEORGE], Devon [GEORGE], Nicole [GEORGE], Anthony GEORGE, Candie BAKER, Troy [YOUNG] and Jeremy YOUNG
He was preceded in death by one brother.
A hog roast in remembrance of Mr. George will be held at 1 p.m. on June 11 at 3441 Strawberry l,ane, Rochester. For those attending. please bring your memories and a covered dish. Ellers Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy Webb
Dec. 11,1914-May 30, 200Q
Lucy WEBB, 85, Kewanna. died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in McGoffin County, Ky. to Mack and Stella SALYER ALLEN, she married Vernon Robert WEBB on Oct. 17,1931, at Bass Lake. He died on Dec. 4, 1947.
Mrs. Webb was a past minister of the Wesleyan Bible Church and pastored in Wooten, Ky. and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She was a member of the Bible Methodist Church.
Survivors include four sons, David and wife Alberta WEBB, Kewanna, V. James and wife Bethany WEBB, Clio, Mich., Donald and Barbara WEBB Stockbridge, Mich., and Philip and Billie WEBB, Parma, Mich.; one daughter, Ruth and husband John ERICKSON, Buchanan, Mich.; 25 grandchIldren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight brothers, Bazz [ALLEN], Creed [ALLEN], Ralph [ALLEN], Russell [ALLEN], Gerald [ALLEN] and Daniel ALLEN, all of Knox, Joe ALLEN, Union Mills, and Rev. Floyd ALLEN, Delong.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers,
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Gospel Lighthouse Church, Delong, with the Rev. Floyd Allen officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursda~ at Harrison-Metzger Kewanna Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Bible Mission, Summerfield, FL 34492.

Ervin D. Enyart
June 15,1923 - May 29,2000
Ervin Dean ENYART, 76, 520 Ohio St., died Monday at his home.
Born in Fulton County to Foster and Naomi ENYART, he married Bessie CONLEY on Aug. 11, 1972 in Rochester. She died Nov.19, 1998.
Mr. Enyart was a pattern maker at Rochester Metal Products. He served in Europe in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Manitou Post and Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36, both of Rochester.
Survivors include five daughters, Jeannie HANEY, Cheryl TURCOTTE, Virginia KALCLUADIS, Bonnie WOODS and Mardean ENYART all of California: one son. Jim and wife Ellen CONLEY, Rochester; one sister, Virginia and husband Paul McFARLAND, Akron; l5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Graveside military services conducted by the V.F.W. and American Legion will be in Rochester l.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 2000

Franklin S. King
Nov. 12, 1959 - May 28, 2000
Franklin S. KING, 40, formerly of Evansville and Rochester, died of cancer Sunday at Bethany Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
Born in Evansville to James M. and Bettye KING, he married Kmberly Lynn HABART on Aug. 23, 1996 in Phoenix. She survives.
Mr. King was an electronics technician with the Honeywell Corp. for 19 years working on space programs. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1978 and received an associates degree in electronics from ITT Technical Institute of Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Phoenix.
Survivors include one son, Adam Marshall KING, at home: his mother, Bettye KING, Rochester; one sister, Linda RILEY, Warsaw: two brothers, Myron E. KING, Knoxville, Tenn., and J. Marshall KING, Coral Springs. Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Dr. David W. KING.
Services are at 9:30 a.m. CST Saturday at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, Evansville, with the Rev. Raymond COOPER and Msgr. Maurilius BILSKIE officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Ceinetery, Evansville. Friends may call from 7:30-9:30 p.m Friday at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancei Socieiy..

Gary L. Goetz
Sept. 9, 1950 - May 30, 2000
Gary Lee GOETZ, 49, Plymouth, died Tuesday at Lake LaTonka.
He was born in Michigan City to Carroll and Bette L. GOETZ.
Mr. Goetz was Vice President of Computer Operations for American Express in New York City before moving to Plymouth.
He enjoyed gardening, sports, the ocean and his family.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel [GOETZ] and Evan GOETZ, both of Florida; his mother and stepfather, Richard and Bette L. SLATER; two sisters, Susan BURKE, Rochester, and Jackie and husband Robert BARNHORST, Bristol; one brother, William and wife Anita GOETZ, Laporte.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Baptist Church, 20Q5 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City with the Rev. ROMLEY officiating. Memorials may be made to his sons care of Evergreen Baptist Church.

Howard Barnes
May11, 1913-May 3l,2000
Howard "Barney" BARNES, 87, died at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Claypool to Embry and Ethel WERTENBERGER BARNES, he married Martha Irene LEITER on Oct. 13, 1935 in Pierceton. She survives.
Mr. Barnes retired from Sears & Roebuck in 1974 after 20 years in Warsaw. A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, he was a member of First Baptist Church, past member of the Lions Club, both of Warsaw, and a 1931 graduate of Pierceton High School.
Survivors include one son, Jerry and wife Betty BARNES, Rochester; four grandsons; two step-granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; seven great-step-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one granddaughter-in-law.
Services are at 10 am. Saturday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw with the Rev. Karl KLOPPMAN officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Warsaw, 2819 Patterson Road, Warsaw, IN 46582.

Russell W. Calhoun
Aug. 28,1913 - May 30, 2000
Russell W. CALHOUN, 86. Leiters Ford, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to James Chesley and Amanda Eldora FLORA CALHOUN, he married Helen Frances HITE on Jan.23, 1944 in Burket. She survives.
Mr. Calhoun was a retired custodian from Bendix Corp., Mishawaka, He was a member of Santa Anna United Methodist Church, Marshall County and enjoyed hunting, fishing playlng cards, telling stories and being with his grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis SUTTON, Kewanna and Janet MEDINA, Rochester; one son, Dennis W. CALHOUN, Ora; 11 grandchildren: 17 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, one sister, one brother, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel with the Rev. Delmas STILES officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from. 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Sherry L. Weakman
Sept. 29,1951 -May31, 2000
Sheriy Layne WEAKMAN, 48, 1823 West 200 North, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital Emergency Room after a sudden illness.
Born in Plymouth to Don and Ruth DAVIS AUTREY, she married William WEAKMAN on June 27, 1970 in Leiters Ford. He survives.
Mrs. Weakman was a homemaker and a member of the Fulton County Fair Board, 4-H leader and was a past soccer coach with FuIton County Youth Soccer League.
Survivors include one daughter, Valerie and husband David COMPTON, Bloomington; two sons, Kirt and wife Jessica WEAKMAN, West Point, and Kevin WEAKMAN, at home; one grandson. Matthew COMPTON, Bloomington; her mother, LaPorte; one sister, Diane VAUGHN, Laporte; three brothers, Ron AUTREY, Hannah, Dan and wife Sherre AUTREY, LaPorte, and Randy and wife Cathy AUTREY, Brunswick, Maine; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Larry TRUEBLOOD officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday or one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. or the American Cancer Society.

Friday, June 2, 2000

Virginia M. Garver
June 3,1920 - May 28,2000
Virginia M. GARVER, 79, Argos. died at 4:10 a.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Rochester to Byron and Ethel M. PONTIOUS WAGONER, she married Robert KELLY. He preceded in death. She married Robert G. GARVER in 1951; he died on March 27, 1984.
Mrs. Garver owned and operated a beauty salon in her home for many years. She attended Missionary Church, Plymouth.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth L. and wife Karen GARVER, Argos, Michael and wife Judy KELLY, Carter Lake, Iowa, and Jerry KELLY, Columbia City: five grandchildren. Mandy GARVER, Kim [KELLY], Kevin [KELLY] and Kairee KELLY and Ann HORVATH: two sisters, Dorothy ZEHNER, Orlando, Fla., and Martha and hu~band Bill BOUTEN, Logansport; one brother, James and wife Shirley WAGONER, Bakersfield, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary BEEHLER and Pearl GRIEWANK.
Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. with the Rev. Jim PIPPENGER officiating. Burial was In Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation and Argos Emergency Medical Services.

Joseph L. Phillipy
Oct.17, 1923-May 31,2000
Joseph L. PHILLIPY, Denver. died at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Continuing Care, Peru.
Born in Miami County to George M. and Agnes SHAUMAN PHILLIPY, he married Lorah M. LINN. He later married Mildred VIGAR TOWNSEND. They both survive.
Mr. Phillipy was retired from Square D Company, Peru. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion and Mexico Lions Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Anges M. and husband Willie FRIESEN, Martensville, Canada: one son, William J. and wife Debbie PHILLIPY.,Peru; four grandchildren: four brothers, James R. [PHILLIPY], North Carolina, Paul L. [PHILLIPY], Wabash, Connie "Mack~ [PHILLIPY], Peru, and Donald A. PHILLIPY, Georgia: four sisters, Lucille BOLINGER, Roann, Dorothy PHILLIPY and Betty EGE, Peru, and Mary Jane GEARHART, Akron.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru with the Rev. Gene PERSONETTE officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mexico Lions Club.

Dorothy L. Nugent
Jan.21, 1922-May3l,2000
Dorothy L. NUGENT, 78, Miller's Merry Manor, Peru, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born in Tell City to John and Sarah JONES, she married James R. NUGENT. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nugent was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Susie and husband Norm STETLER, Newburgh, and Betty WALSH, Peru; two sons, Ralph NUGENT, Dallas, Texas and Larry and wife Reba NUGENT, Peru; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St.. Peru with the Rev. Jewell PRATT officiating. Burial will be in Reyburn Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 3, 2000

Everett W. Swank
Feb. 17,1913 June 1,2000
Everett W. SWANK, 87, Greenwood, died Thursday at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.
Born in Cass County to John L. and Nancy SULLIVAN SWANK, he married Kathryn E. DUNCAN on Feb. 26, 1938. She survives.
Mr. Swank was a math teacher for 34 years. He taught at Greenwood High School, where he had been the basketball coach, leading his team to the 1940 Johnson County sectional championship. He also taught at Southpori High School, where he had been a basketball, baseball and tennis coach. His tennis teams won four Marion County championships. He played semi-pro basketball for ihe Kaotsky All-Star Traveling team in the 1930s. He also played semi-pro baseball, sponsored by the Pure Oil Co. in the 1930s. He served for 27 years as waterfront director for Camp Rota-Kiwan in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a 1936 graduate of Indiana Central College and he earned his master's degree in education from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1943.
He was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church, through which he was a volunteer and organizer for Meals on Wheels and a supporier of Boy Scouts of America Troop 263, providing the funding for the troop's scout building.
Other survivors include on son, John M. SWANK, Greenwood; one daughter, Karen J. BENES, Lake Forest, Ill.; one brother, Orel SWANK, Legansport; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester SWANK and Raymon SWANK; and one sister, Verda HOPKINS.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ann HUTCHINS CASE officiating. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in White River Township. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Greenwood United Methodist Church 525 N. Madison Ave. Greenwood, In., 46142.

Monday, June 5, 2000

Arthur M. Chizum
Sept. 4, .1918 - June 2, 2000
Arthur M. CHIZUM, 81, 56328 Ash Road. Osceola, died at 6:05 a.m. Friday at his residence.
He was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Fulton, the son of George and Mabel HOLLER CHIZUM and married Ruth E. MEDICH on Sept. 24, 1993, in Elkhart. She survives.
Re was the owner~operator of Osceola Dragway for 43 years. Built in 1957, it was the oldest one-operator drag strip in the United States. He farmed throughout his life, also working as a real estate broker and insurance agent in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He was a licensed pilot, having begun flying at age 27, and enjoyed flying his own airplane. He was schooled through the 10th grade.
Survivors include his wife, Elkhart; one son, Max A. CHIZUM, Osceola; two stepdaughters, Karen (Mrs. Greg) CROWNER, Tallahassee, Fla. Kathy AUSTIN, Huntington Beach, Calif.; one stepson, Tim MEDICH, with wife Tenri, South Bend; five grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; three brothers, William [CHIZUM], of Warsaw, Dean [CHIZUM], of Mishawaka, and Lee [CHIZUM], of South Bend: one sister, Clara (Mrs. Bill) JAMES, Anderson, S.C. He was preceded by a sister, Anna FINLEY, and his brother Marion [CHIZUM].
Visitation is 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Osceola Dragway, followed by a 6 p.m. funeral service at the drag strip. Cremation will follow the service. Meinorials may be made to Elkhart General Community Hospice.

Tuesday, June 6, 2000

John W. Strycker
Dec. 27, 1935 - June 5, 2000
John W. STRYCKER, 64, 15354 Indiana 10, Culver, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday at his home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Plymouth to Walter and Ida ALTHEIDE STRYCKER. He married Nancy R. CLIFTON on April 15, 1962, at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church. She survives.
He lived in the Culver area for 38 years, having come from Leiters Ford. He was employed by the Culver Academis security police. He was a Culver Community Schools bus driver for 38 years, member of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church and Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge 373.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Scott, with wife Carrie [STRYCKER, of Ligonier, Steven, with wife Carrie [STRYCKER], Peru; one daughter, Susan SHAFFER and husband Donald, Culver; two grandsons, Scott STRYCKER Jr., Ligonier, and John A. SHAFFER, Peru; four granddaughters, Kayla SHAFFER, Culver; Madelyn [STRYCKER] and Macee STRYCKER, Peru, and MacKenzie STRYCKER, Ligonier; one brother, James [STRYCKER], Plymouth; two sisters, Sally DIBBERN, Valparaiso; Linda CARR, Wixom, Mich. He was preceded by a brother, Joseph [STRYCKER].
Funeral services is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Warren WALMER officiating. Memorial services by the I.O.O.F. will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Drive, Culver. Burial will be in Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Culver with graveside services conducted by Finney-Shilling V.F.W. Post 6919. Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bonine Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice or to Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

James Vrana
James VRANA, 77, died at his Rochester home this morning. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, June 7, 2000

James Vrana
May 24,1923-June 6, 2000
James VRANA, 77, 2611 S. Southway 31, died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday at his home.
The son of James and Ann DVORIAK VRANA, he was born May 24, 1923, at Ladysmith, Wisc. He married June L. BARTS on May 22, 1954, in Rochester. She survives.
He was raised in Abbottsford, Wisc. He received a bachelor's degree, specializing in dairy services, from the University of Wisconsin in 1948. He moved to Rochester from Illinois in 1949. ile was an employee of Chrystal Dairy until it closed in 1962. He then was employed by Del Monte Foods in Plymouth until he retired in 1987 as the plant's quality control manager.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife. June, at home; one daughter, Jill ERVIN, with husband Paul, Kettering, Ohio; one son, Jack, with wife Kathy [VRANA], Angola; four grandchildren, Lauren [VRANA] and Elliot VRANA, Angola, and Noah and Elijah ERVIN, Kettering; two sisters, Mae POULOS, Hermitage. Mo., and Irene KVEDERIS, with husband Phil, also of Hermitage; one brother, Jeny, with wife Nola [VRANA], Colby. Wisc.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents and a grandson, Collin VRANA, in 1983.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. James KREFT officiating. Burial will be in Rochester l.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, or at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the church.

Eva J. Hanley
May 25, 1916 June 5, 2000
Eva Jane HANLEY, 84, 1325 W. Walnut St., Kokomo, died at 10:14 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.
She was born May 25, 1916, in Hamilton County to Earl B. and Lillian A. COOPER BURTON. She married Walter M. BRITTON, On Feb.13, 1944, she married Charles F. HANLEY in Glendale, Calif. He died June 27, 1988
She had been the Center Township Trustee in Howard County. She attended Kokomo High School. She was a member of Howard County Women's Democrat Club, American Legion Ausiliary, Women of the Moose and Elks lodge 190, Kokomo.
Survivors include two sons, Dick [HANLEY], Rochester, and Michael [HANLEY] with wife Barbara, Carmel; three daughters, Sharon BRITTON RIDGEWAY, Kokomo, Patricia BRADLEY, with husband John, Marion; and Lois Jean LUSTER, with wife Bill, Peru; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter. Nancy BRITTON HERRELL: a stepson, Lewis R. HANLEY; a brother, Charles BURTON; a grandson, Kevin "Corky" RIDGEWAY; and a great-grandson, Logan IRVIN.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo. with the Rev. David SCHRAMM officiating. Burial will be in Albright Cemetery, Kokomo. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ellers Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made toWeCare.

Friday, June 8, 1941

Everett F. Pontius
Everett F. PONTIUS, 86, Austin, Texas, formerly of Logansport, died at 12:40 p.m. June 6 in Christopher House Hospice, Austin.
Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport.

Saturday, June 9, 1941

Ernest L. Walters
Ernest L. "Bud" WALTERS, 85, 971 W. Eighth St., died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Lloyd E. Leland
Lloyd E. LELAND, 76, Winter Garden, Fla., formerly of Plymouth, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at Quality Health Care, Winter Garden.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Everett F. Pontius
Jan. 8, 1914 - June 6, 2000
Everett F. PONTIUS, Austin, Texas, formerly of Logansport, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Born in Bell, Calif. to Ira E. and Sadie E. TIBBALS PONTIUS, he married Cleo F. RICKEL on Jan. 20, 1935. She died on March 23, 1995.
Mr. Pontius was a tool and die maker at Muehlhausen Spring Co. and a tool and die department foreman at Rockwell International. He retired in 1976. He was a member of the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and a graduate of Akron High School.
Survivors include two sons, Robert E. [PONTIUS] and William G. PONTIUS; four grandchildren, Nikki [PONTIUS], Bil [PONTIUS], Rob [PONTIUS] and Erik [PONTIUS]; and one sister, Faye D. ZELLER.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services areat 10:30 a.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Chip GAST of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850 or the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Austin Chapter, 3710 Cedar St., Suite 275, Box 8, Austin, TX 78705.

Saturday, June 10, 2000

Ernest L. Walters
Ernest L. "Bud" WALTERS, 85, 971 W. Eighth St., died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Richland Township to Charles and Media Ellen HOLLOWAY WALTERS, he married Dorothy L. BATCHELOR on April 4, 1936 in Richland Township. She survives.
Mr. Walters was a retired farmer, past Richland Township Trustee, past Fulton County Auditor and past Richland Township School Board Member. He was a member of Sandhill Methodist Church and Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Survivors include three sons, Eddie J. and wife Bonnie WALTERS, Greensboro, N.C., Jimmie L. land wife Connie WALTERS, Rochester, and Ronnie E. and wife Joan WALTERS, Pendleton; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith OVERMYER, Rochester; one brother, Elmer and wife Jerry WALTERS, Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Mickie WALTERS in 1967, two sisters, Bernice CUMMINS in 1999 and Anna DeMARCO in 2000, and one brother, Harold WALTERS.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home where Richland Center I.O.O.F. will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Michael T. Hott
Oct. 20, 1956 - June 8, 2000
Michael T. HOTT, 43, Louisville, Ky., formerly of Kewanna, died at 12:01 p.m. Thursday at Vencor Hospital, Louisville, Ky.
He was born in Winamac to John V. and Mary Martha SENSIBAUGH. They survive.
Mr. Hott was a pilot of DHL Air Freight Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. He also taught other pilots.
He was a 1976 graduate of Kewanna High School and a 1981 graduate of Vincennes University with an Associates Degree in aeronautical science. He was a member of Christ Community Church of the Nazarene, New Albany, In., and Sharon Wesleyan Church, Kewanna.
Also surviving are one son, Matthew Michael HOTT, New Albany; one daughter, Melana Rene HOTT, New Albany; three brothers, John HOTT, Rochester; James HOTT, Kewanna;and Joseph HOTT, Kewanna, and one sister, Diane SHEETZ, Akron.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Melody Sue HOTT.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Dr. Gary PATE officiating. Burial will be in Moon Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may clal from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral Home.

Ida E. Price
March 13, 1922 - June 9, 2000
Ida E. PRICE, 78, LifeCare Center of Rochester, formerly of 315 E. Sixth St., Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at LifeCare Center of Rochester.
Born to Henry S. and Ethel M. PATRICK FINGERLE, she married John W. PRICE, who died in 1977.
Mrs. Price lived in Rochester since 1947, coming from Wabash. She was a former payroll clerk at General tire Company, Wabash, and former secretary for Fulton County REMC, Rochester.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, and had also attended Whippoorwill Community Church near Rochester with a special friend from LifeCare Center.
Survivors include two sisters, Evelyn MILLER, Rochester, and Dorothy BRIDEGROOM, Wabash; and two brothers, Jesse P. FINGERLE, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Elbert FINGERLE and wife Mary, Wabash.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Ray FINGERLE in 1985.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Edwin CLARK and Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Whippoorwill Community Church.

Monday, June 12, 2000

Lloyd E. Leland
Jan. 28, 1924 - June 7, 2000
Lloyd E. LELAND, 76, Winter Garden, Fla., formerly of Plymouth, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at Quality Health Care, Winter Garden, Fla.
Born in Green Township, Marshall County to Lawson L. and Mary M. PRECHTEL LELAND, he resided most of his life in Marshall County.
Mr. Leland was retired from Sealed Power Corp., Rochester and attended Poplar Grove United Methodist Church near Culver.
Survivors include one daughter, Casi LELAND, Warsaw; two sons, Larry L. LELAND, Winter Garden, and Jeffrey Scott LELAND, Vandalia, Mich.; two grandchildren, Justin [LELAND] and Megan LELAND, both of Niles, Mich.; three sisters, Daralys and husband Raymond KLINE, Culver, Delores A. YAKIMICKI, Grovertown, and Louise VORIES, Plymouth; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lester LELAND in 1998.
No services are planned. Arrangemtnts are being handled by Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Maxine G. Scheppele
June 22, 1924 - June 12, 2000
Maxine G. SCHEPPELE, 75, South Bend, died at 1:10 a.m. today at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Fletchers Lake to Frank and Grace Hughes St. Clair, she married Robert SCHEPPELE in South Bend. He died on July 15, 1976.
Mrs. Scheppele, a 1942 graduate of Grass Creek High School, retired from Bendix Corp., South Bend.
Survivors include one brother, Devon St. CLAIR, Kewanna; one sister-in-law, Evadeen St. CLAIR, Peru; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Inabelle St. CLAIR in 1924 and one brother, Levon St. CLAIR.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Mishawaka, with committal at noon on Wednesday. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Josephine F. Swango
Josephine F. SWANGO, 76, Crossville, Tenn., formerly of 433 E. 18th St., died Monday at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Damon L. Stiles
July 22, 1959 - June 7, 2000
Damon L. STILES, 40, Plymouth, died on Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., from injuries sustained as a passenger in an automobile accident.
Born in Plymouth to Elmer D. and Alice L. WHITESELL STILES, he was a 1977 graduate of Plymouth High School. He lived in Plymouth until moving to Florida in 1988.
Mr. Stiles was a construction worker.
Survivors include his parents, Plymouth; close friend Jackie WHITE, St. Petersburg; one daughter, Amber F. STILES, Plymouth; one granddaughter, Hayley Michelle RITTER, Plymouth; three brothers, DeWayne A. and wife Debi STILES, Rochester, Greg L. and wife Donna STILES, Plymouth, and Kelly L. and wife Joely STILES, Winamac; two sisters, Sandy S. and Dennis PFLUGSHAUPT and Deanna D. STILES, both of Plymouth; grandfather Elmer M. STILES and grandmother, June KONKLE, both of Plymouth; eight nieces, one nephew and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth with the Rev. Delmas STILES officiating. Burial will be in Grovertown Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mr. Stiles' granddaughter, Hayley Michelle RITTER.

Henry J. Provo
Sept. 1, 1912 - June 13, 2000
Henry "Hank" Joseph PROVO, 87, Wolcott, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valparaiso Care Center, Valparaiso.
Born in Wolcott to Edward and Rosanna REGINER PROVO, he married Ruth COLLINS on Oct. 6, 1946. She survives.
Mr. Provo was a retired farmer and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Remington.
Survivors include two sons, John BRUNNER, Burns Harbor, and Jim PROVO, Macy; one daughter, Mary PROVO, at home; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Esther PROVO, Wolcott.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 202 W. School St., Wolcott with the Rev. Thomas FOX officiating. Burial will be in sacred Heart Cemetery, Remington. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Josephine F. Swango
May 9, 1924 - June 12, 2000
Josephine Florence WYNN SWANGO, 76, Crossville, Tenn., formerly of 433 E. 18th St., died at 4 a.m. Monday at her home.
Born in Rochester to Arlie and Lulu WALTERS WYNN, she lived most of her life in Rochester, moving to Crossville in 1998.
Mrs. Swango attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Lou and husband Les ACREE, Indianapolis, and Arlene F. and husband Curt THOMAS, Crossville; three grandchildren, Aaron JONES, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Heather [MANUS] and Robert MANUS, both of Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Connie Sue [SWANGO] in 1957.
Services are at 10 a.m.Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Don KLUTTZ officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 15, 2000

H. Galen Groninger
March 6, 1908 - June 7, 2000
H. Galen "Tiny" GRONINGER, 92, Plainfield, died at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville.
Born in Wabash County to Charles and Myrtle OLDFATHER GRONINGER, he married Geneva L. BURCH. She survives.
Mr. Groninger was a heavy equipment salesman for J.D. Adams, Indianapolis from 1936-46. He founded, owned and operated Groninger Excavating, Plainfield from 1946-85. Acrive in community affairs, he was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church and Plainfield Masonic Lodge 653 Free and Accepted Masons, where he was a 50-year member and past master. He served on the Plainfield School Advisory Board from 1949-53.
Survivors include two sons, Richard D. GRONINGER, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Donald L. GRONINGER, Plainfield; two daughters, Nora J. WARE and Judy A. HOLZKNECHT, both of Plainfield; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Alan BURKE, Rochester.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria KAYS.
Services were held at Plainfield United Methodist Church. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield, handled arrangements.

Imo I. Tucker
Aug. 28, 1908 - June 14, 2000
Imo I. TUCKER, 91, formerly of Akron, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to Sidney and Margaret HEIGHWAY LEININGER, she married Ralph TUCKER on Nov. 17, 1927 in Warsaw. He died on Feb. 7, 1993.
Mrs. tucker was a homemaker and retired from Harris Drugs, Akron. She was a member of Akron Church of God and involved in several community organizations.
Survivors include one son, Thomas and wife Janet TUCKER, Mentone; two grandchildren, Christopher TUCKER, Bryan, Ohio, and Julianne DUNNUCK, Warsaw; and one sister, Joanna and husband Howard VanSCOY, Akron.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God and Akron Carnegie Library.

Friday, June 16, 2000

Carol L. McClellan
July 23, 1935 - June 14, 2000
Carol L. McCLELLAN, 64, Kewanna, died 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Peoria, Ill., to Howard and Mildred DOWNS LIVENGOOD, she married Bobbie G. McCLELLAN on Sept. 28, 1968 in Winamac State Park, Winamac. He survives.
Mrs. McClellan was a homemaker and a member of Kewanna Church of Christ. She graduated from Kewanna High School in 1953.
Survivors include two daughters, Susy MEYER, Kewanna, and Christie SCHEERER, Winamac; two brothers, Howard W. [LIVENGOOD] and Terry L. LIVENGOOD, Basstrout, Texas.
She was preceded in death by one son, one granddaughter and one brother.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis.

Saturday, June 17, 2000

Esther Ruth Silveus
Jan. 16, 1924 - June 15, 2000
Esther Ruth SILVEUS, 76, died at LifeCareCenter, Rochester at 7:40 p.m. Friday.
She was born near Akron to Ernest and Bertha YOUNG SILVEUS and lived her entire life in the Akron area. She had been married to Leonard SMITH.
Retired from farming and real estate, she was a member of Lincoln Ladies Aide and the Akron Church of God.
Survivors include one son Devon SMITH, Akron; one grandson Matthew D. SMITH and wife Andria, Akron; and one great-granddaughter Alexis Michel-le SMITH, Akron. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call for an hour before services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Monday, June 19, 2000

Ray S. Lockwood
Sept. 10, 1937 - June 18, 2000
Ray Sheldon LOCKWOOD, 62, 926 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center, Kokomo.
Born in Mexico to Noah and Ocie SNYDER LOCKWOOD, he married Ella MINARIK on Nov. 29, 1964 in Nead. She survives.
Mr. Lockwood was an assembler for 41 years at Square D, Peru. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Rochester Moose and Eagles lodges, Thursday night Specks' Garage National Bowling League and the Electrical Machinist Union, Peru. He was an avid sports fan.
Survivors include four daughters, Shelly and husband Frank EWING, Paul and husband Todd BEEHLER and Dee and husband Chris BROWN, all of Rochester, and Tracy and husband Patrick HOWDESHELL, Fulton; two sons, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry LOCKWOOD, Tucson, Ariz. and Charles LOCKWOOD, Connersville; nine grandchildren, Lucas [EWING] and Brooke EWING, Tony [LOCKWOOD], Paxton [LOCKWOOD] and Hope LOCKWOOD, Jacob [HOWDESHELL] and Alex HOWDESHELL, and Levi [BROWN] and Chase BROWN; two sisters, Nila and husband James EASTERDAY, Rochester, and Mary Ann LOCKWOOD, Warsaw; two nieces, Diane and husband Gary RABER and Donna and husband Dave EMERY, all of Macy; one nephew, Rob and wife Myra EASTERDAY, Argos.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Bruce RUSSELL of Fulton Baptist Temple officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Barbara A. Jackim
June 21, 1931 - June 17, 2000
Barbara Ann JACKIM, 68, 2532 Wolf's Point Drive, died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Born in Indianapolis to Alden and Elsie DeMOTTE MERANDA, she married Antone "Tony" P. JACKIM on Nov. 21, 1964 in Indianapolis. He survives.
Mrs. Jackim was office manager at Alden Meranda & Assoc. Architects and a member of the North Church and Republican Women's Club in Indianapolis. She was a 1949 graduate of Tech High School, Indianapolis and earned her bachelor of arts in business from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Survivors include one uncle, Robert A. MERANDA, Sheridan; four cousins, Richard MERANDA, Sheridan, William MERANDA, Zionsville, Suxan YEOMAN, Murray Neb., and Jack MERANDA, Oceola.
Services will be at 3 p.m.today at Fenn & Shirley Mortuary, Colonial Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. Harold WILLIAMS officiating. Burial will be in Albright Cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to the time of services at the funeral home today.

Jerry W. Wilson
July 9, 1944 - June 17, 2000
Jerry W. WILSON, 55, Douglasville, died Saturday.
Born in Onward to Lowell R. and Rose B. WILSON, he married Betty D. McDONALD. She survives.
Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army and was retired from Graybar Electric Co. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia and husband Steve CLONTS, Lithia Springs, Georgia; one brother, James WILSON, Whitehall, Mont.; two sisters, Carol SNYDER, Logansport, and Lois ABBOTT, Rochester.
Services were at 11 a.m. today at Rosehaven Chapel, Douglasville, Ga., wit the Rev. Billy GODWIN officiating. Burial will follow in Rosehaven Cemetery. Friends called from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Holloway
Feb. 18, 1934 - June 18, 2000
Mary Ellen HOLLOWAY, 66, 1311 Hill St., died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday at her residence.
Born in Rochester to Ora and Eda HAYES FOSTER, she married Marvin Wayne HOLLOWAY on May 17, 1952 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Holloway operated a state licensed day care business in her home for 28 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logansport, Kappa Delta Phi Sorority and a 50-year member of the Euchre Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Tina M. and husband Edgar L. McKEE, Rochester; three sons, Mark S. and wife Danette HOLLOWAY, Thomas F. and wife Tami HOLLOWAY, and Christopher W. and wife Tracey HOLLOWAY, all of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Ann and husband James KOCHER, Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Marva Elaine [HOLLOWAY] in 1953.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Bishop William TINCHER officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Fund.

Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Evelyn K. Reppert
Feb. 12, 1919 - June 15, 2000
Evelyn KELLEY REPPERT, 81, St. Albans, W. Va., formerly of Leiters Ford, died Thursday at CAMC General Division of Long Illness, St. Albans.
Born in Berea, W. Va. to Jess and Nell COLLINS KELLEY, she married Howard W. REPPERT. He survives.
Mrs. Reppert was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Kelley REPPERT, Colville, Wash.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alberta IRELAND, Pullman, W. VA., and Nancy MURRAY, Marietta, Ohio; and one brother, Bill KELLEY, Frederick, MC.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Corlyle F. Drake
July 26, 1920 - June 16, 2000
Corlyle F. DRAKE, 79, North Manchester, died at 3:35 a.m. Friday at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
Born in South Whitley to Heber and Edna BEIGH DRAKE, he married H. Marcile FLECK on June 7, 1947 in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Drake was a graduate of South Whitley High School and Manchester College, and received a degree in education from Ball State University. He taught music and directed bands in Hamilton, Flint, Converse, Oak Hill United School Corporation and was on the music faculty at Taylor University. He was president of Northern Indiana Solo, Band, Orchestra, Vocal Association for two years and a member of Trinity United Methodies Church, Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army in the Aleutian Islands. He was Director of Veteran Affairs for Whitley County in 1946.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharmin and husband Donald BRENNEMAN, Bristol, and Jill R. and husband Roger JUDD, Upland; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Peabody Chapel, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester with the Rev. Donald BRENNEMAN officiating. Private interment services will be held at a later date. Friends called from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Peabody Chapel. Memorials may be made to Peabody Caring Circle. Arrangements are being handled by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Maurice J. Sadowsky Jr.
Jan. 4, 1925 - April 28, 2000
Graveside services for Maurice J. SADOWSKY Jr., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Robert CRYTZER of First Presbyterian Church officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by Rochester members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials may be made through Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rochester First Presbyterian Church or the charity of one's choice.
Born in Rochester to Maurice J. Sr. and Margaret WILSON SADOWSKY, he married Helen KILFOY on May 1, 1980. She survives.
Mr. Sadowsky retired in 1992 as senior marketing engineer with Quebec Iron and Titanium Inc. He was an expert in zircon application. A 1943 graduate of Rochester High School, he graduated from Purdue University in metallurgical engineering. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, participating in the Battle of the Bulge, earning two Purple Hearts and spending time as a prisoner of war in Nuremberg, Germany.
Suvivors include two sons, Maurice J. and wife Kathy SADOWSKY, Wilmington, Del., and John and wife Gabrielle SADOWSKY, Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Rebecca and husband David HUGHES, Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one sister, Mary Margaret and husband Roger NEFF, Rochester; one brother Wilson and wife Ann CESSNA SADOWSKY, Madison; and two nieces.

James F. Seward
June 22, 1915 - June 19, 2000
James Franklin SEWARD, 84, Bristol, died at 1 p.m. Monday at Elkhart General Hospital.
Born in Indianapolis to Roy R. and Hazel DOTY SEWARD, he married Jean E. WHITNEY on May 17, 1942 in Elkhart. She died Jan. 1, 1988. He married Mary Louise BARNHART on Aug. 26, 1989 in Elkhart. She survives.
Mr. Seward founded Seward Sales Corp. in 1950 and retired in 1983 as president. He was a member and past trustee of the Church Foundation of the First Presbyterian Church. Memberships include Elkhart Noon Rotary, Payl Harris Fellow, Elcona Country Club, Purdue University Alumni Association Foundation Board, President's Council at Purdue University, and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and the John Purdue Club.
A 1937 graduate of Purdue, he was a member of the varsity basketball team. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash award from Gov. Evan Bayh, and the Gimble Award, now called the Trester Award, in 1933.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeffrey Anne and husband Randall BELLOWS, Golden, Colo., and Catharine Jean and husband David TULLY, Wesley Chapel, Fla.; two sons, Roy Steven SEWARD, Elkhart, and James W. SEWARD, Las Animas, Colo.; three stepsons, William A. KINTIGH, LaGrange, Ill., Thomas W. KINTIGH, Martinez, Calif., and Richard D. KINTIGH, Eagan, Minn.; six grandchildren' one great-grandchild; one brother, R. M. SEWARD, Glen Arbor, Mich.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart, with the Revs. Richard KALLENBERG and E.W. MORACK officiating. Burial will be in First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden, Elkhart. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart. Memorials may be made to St. Simon by the Sea, Treasure Cay, Abaco Island, Bahamas in care of All Souls Episcopal Church, 14640 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, FL 33903 or First Presbyterian Church Foundation.

Thursday, June 22, 2000

Edna E. Bash
Aug. 30, 1906 - June 21, 2000
Edna E. BASH, 93, a longtime Macy area resident, died at Woodlawn Hospital at 8:05 p.m. Thursday.
Born to Harry and Othel ABBOTT OWENS, she married Ray BASH in Macy on Oct. 14, 1931. He died in 1976. A homemaker, member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Macy Mothers Club, she moved to Rochester in 1987. She is survived by one son Richard O. BASH and his wife Mari, Mexico, and several cousins.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Edwin CLARK officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and for an hour before services at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.

Friday, June 23, 2000

Carol L. Livengood McClellan
July 23, 1935 - June 14, 2000
Services for Carol L. LIVENGOOD McCLELLAN, who died June 14, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Moon Cemetery near Kewanna.

Eldon Cessna
June 20, 1916 - June 22, 2000
Leonard Eldon CESSNA, 2922 Country Club Drive East, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.
He was born to John and Hazel RUSH CESSNA in Rochester. He married Lois A. LONG on Oct. 22, 1936 in South Bend. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1980. He then married Thelma ROBBINS on Oct. 28, 1980 in Rochester. She survives.
He retired in 1976 after delivering rural mail for 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, the Elks and Moose lodges, the American Legion and the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving with his wife are one son, David A. [CESSNA], Greeley, Colo.; one sister, Devereux KELLY and husband Eugene, Rochester; five grandchildren, Vicki PRATHAFATAKIS, Logansport; Scott CESSNA, Tipton, John CESSNA, Tracie McINTIRE and Erin SCHECK, all of Denver, Colo. A son, John E. "Jack" CESSNA died on March 5, 1963.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church.

Frances D. Woodford
Aug. 22, 1909 - June 22, 2000
Frances DAVIDSON WOODFORD, 90, Friendship Manor, Morgantown, W. Va., died Thursday at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
She was born Aug. 22, 1909 in Leiters Ford, to Thomas and Laura DAVIDSON. She graduated from DePauw University and taught school in Indiana and West Virginia.
She was a member of Suncrest United Methodist Church's Drummond Chapel Campus of Morgantown, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, The Golden K Kiwanis Club, and was past worthy matron of the Belington Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two daughters, Martha WATRING, Columbia, S.C., and Myla BOWMAN, with husband Forest J., Mortantown; five grandchildren, Laura FOSTER, Columbia, Michael WATRING, Durham, N.C., David WATRING, Noblesville, Gregory BOWMAN, Springfield, Va., and Matthew BOWMAN, St. Louis; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul DAVIDSON, of Leiters Ford. She was preceded by her husband, Dr. Thomas L. WOODFORD, and seven brothers and sisters.
Cremation is planned. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Memorials may be made to the radio ministry of Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown, W.V., 26505, or to Friendship Manor, 501 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown.

Mary L. Mitterling
Jan 1, 1913 - June 23, 2000
Mary L. MITTERLING, 87, of 900 Provident Dr., Warsaw, died at 12:35 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.
She was born Jan. 1, 1913 in Kirkland to Robert and Beatrice CARD SAND. She married Bert A. MITTERLING on June 10, 1932 at Winona Lake. He died in February 1954.
She lived five years in Warsaw, having also resided in Nappanee and Syracuse. She was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include two sons, James [MITTERLING], Akron, Kenneth [MITTERLING], Dewart Lake, Syracuse; two daughters, Virginia GREENFIELD, Dewart Lake, and Marie YODER, Vernal, Utah; one brother, Norman SAND, New Jersey; one sister, Roberta ROONEY, California, seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by one son, one grandchild and four brothers.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw with Rev. Robert FIELDS officiating. Burial will be Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 24, 2000

Eldon Cessna
June 20, 1916 - June 22, 2000
Leonard Eldon CESSNA, 2922 Country Club Drive East, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.
He was born to John and Hazel RUSH CESSNA in Rochester. He married Lois A. LONG on Oct. 22, 1936 in South Bend. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1980. He then married Thelma ROBBINS on Oct. 28, 1980 in Rochester. She survives.
He retired in 1976 after delivering rural mail for 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, the Elks and Moose lodges, the American Legion and the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving with his wife are one son, David A. [CESSNA], Greeley, Colo.; one sister, Devereux KELLY and husband Eugene, Rochester; five grandchildren, Vicki PRATHAFATAKIS, Logansport; Scott CESSNA, Tipton, John CESSNA, Tracie McINTYRE and Erin SCHECK, all of Denver, Colo.; and four great-grandchildren, Brandon [CESSNA] and Chelsie CESSNA and Marissa [McINTYRE] and Trevor McINTYRE
A son, John E. "Jack" CESSNA died on March 5, 1963.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church.

Delford M. Nelson
Oct. 14, 1909 - June 21, 2000
Delford M. NELSON, 90, Warsaw, died at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born to Amasa G. and Tressa Almina BARKMAN NELSON, in Rochester, he married Dorothy E. HERRING on Feb. 23, 1935. She survives.
He owned and operated Nelson Hatchery and Poultry Farm, Burket. He retired in 1971, then worked for Schrader Realty from 1972-88. He lived 60 years in Kosciusko County. He was a member of Church of Christ, Warsaw, and past Elder of the church; a 4-H Club leader in Burkett for many years; a former member of the Tippecanoe Valley School Board, Mentone; a past member of the Indiana State Poultry Association; and a Burket High School graduate.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Phillip E. NELSON, Bourbon; three daughters, Cloanne SNYDER, North Manchester, Janice GAWTHORP, Goshen, Martha LENNANE, Warsaw; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Velma VANDERMARK, Rochester. He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Services were at 10 a.m. today at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Dr. Gregory STERLING officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorials may be made to Church of Christ, 1902 E. Main St., Warsaw, IN., 46580.

Monday, June 26, 2000

Dino S. Risten
Dino S. RISTEN, 25, 2038 White Creek Drive, died over the weekend in Lafayette.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Omer C. Bedrford
July 5, 1925 - June 24, 2000
Omer C. "Clarence" BEDFORD, 74, Lot 75, 705 E. Fourth St., died at 7 a.m. Saturday at his home.
Born near Alpena, Mich., to Edward and Violet EAGLE BEDFORD, he married Edna CHAPIN HOPPER on Dec. 27, 1974 in Rochester. She survives at home.
Mr. Bedford retired fromAdvanced Magnetics, Rochester, in 1986. He was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Kokomo.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald BEDFORD, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Mark BEDFORD, Westmont, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Debra STANLEY, Logansport; five step granddaughters, Rhythm and husband Raymond HARTMAN, Patience [STINE] Harmony [STINE] and Cherish STINE, all of Logansport, and Mary Ann COLLINS, Orlando, Fla.; two step grandsons, Mark STINE, Logansport, and Richard and wife Kim BROWN, Arlington, Texas; two step grat-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty MEINHART, California, Florence and husband Bob SMITH, Alpena, and Donna PASTELWAITE, Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Manley and wife Sarah BEDFORD and Kenneth and wife Beverly BEDFORD, all of Alpena.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister; two brothers and one stepdaughter, Janet Sue COLLINS.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today or after 9 a.m. through the hour of services on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.

Michael J. Mackey
April 18, 1949 - June 23, 2000
Michael Joseph MACKEY, 51, Daytona Beach, Fla., died at 9 p.m. Friday on Highway I-95, near Daytona Beach.
He was born in Logansport to Joseph O. and Lottie M. McCLAIN MACKEY.
He was a construction worker and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1967 Graduate of Laquinta High School in Santa Fe, Calif.
Survivors include his father, Logansport; one brother, James A. and wife Cyndy MACKEY, Logansport; one sister-in-law, Janice MACKEY, Delphi; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel with the Rev. Cliff GANO officiating. Graveside military services will be conducted at Bruce Lake Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Dino S. Risten
Oct. 24, 1974 - June 25, 2000
Dino S. RISTEN, 25, 2038 White Creek Drive, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday in Lafayette.
Born in Detroit, Mich., to Anthony and Lillian KONCZAK RISTEN, he married Dawn HAZELWOOD on Nov. 6, 1999. She survives, due to have their child in November.
Mr. Risten was an electrician apprentice at Brand Electric Company, Lafayette.
Survivors include one daughter, Makayla [RISTEN], at home; his mother, Lillian Konczak, Almond, Wisc.; one brother, Leon RISTEN, Melrose Park, Ill.; maternal grandmother, Mary KONCZAK, Almond,Wisc.; aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death b his father, Anthony RISTEN.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fulton Cemetery with the Rev. Larry PYEATT of Rochester Church of God officiating. Memorials may be made to his children through Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Mabel Klingerman
Feb. 13, 1909 - June 26, 2000
Mabel KLINGERMAN, 91, Bourbon, died at 2:12 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Tippecanoe to Henry and Ollie FORSYTHE FLORY, she married Floyd C. KLINGERMAN on Nov. 19, 1930 in Peru. He died on May 31, 1969.
Mrs. Klingerman was a homemaker and retired from Orthopedic Equipment Company of Bourbon in 1981. She was a member of the Country Church, Bourbon, adult Sunday School of her church and former member of Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include three daughters, Zada and husband Robert BORDER, Bourbon, Betty and husband Kenneth POWELL,Argos, and Linda and husband Lowell ROGAN, Kenton, Ohio; three sons, Larry and wife Lee An KLINGERMAN, Jack and Dan KLINGERMAN, all of Bourbon; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Lucille KLINGERMAN, Mishawaka.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Kirk Edward ROGAN, two sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, with the Revs. Robert KLATT and David GOULD officiating. Burial will be in Etna Green Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary Puterbaugh
Mary PUTERBAUGH, 74, Mentone, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Mentone.

Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Mary J. Puterbaugh
Jan. 18, 1926 - June 27, 2000
Mary J. PUTERBAUGH, 74, Mentone, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Argos to Fred and Inez FENSTERMAKER JEFFERIES, she married Glen H. PUTERBAUGH on Jan. 22, 1944 inArgos. He died on March 1, 1983.
Mrs. Puterbaugh was a supervisor at Kralis Foods, Mentone.
Survivors include three daughers, Sharon PUTERBAUGH, Peru, Glennda and husband William YANTIS, Aurora, Colo., and Charla and husband Eonn PENCE, Fort Wayne; two sons, Douglas and wife Judy PUTERBAUGH, Warsaw, and Jeff and wife Diana PUTERBAUGH, Claypool; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara and husband Robert RIEWOLDT, Rochester; one brother Keith and wife Eva JEFFERIES, Plymouth. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marcille CASS.
Services are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Greg HIATT officiating. Graveside services will be private at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 3-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Henrietta M. Stinnett
March 3, 1931 - June 27, 2000
Henrietta Mae STINNETT, 69, Vincennes, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.
Born in Winamac to Lou and Alice COOPER GREER, she married Larry STINNETT. He survives.
Mrs. Stinnett was a homemaker.
Survivors include six sons, Lloyd EVANS, Plymouth; Roger EVANS, Kewanna; Robert EVANS and Orville EVANS, Vincennes; Charles GREEN, Orrivell, Ohio; and Patrick EVANS, Bridgeport, Ill.; four daughters, Mary PHILLIPS, Rochester; Bonnie DEATON, Vincennes; Rebecca SHIREMAN, Etna Green; and Becky "Kandy" BRODNER, Dundee, Ill.; 41 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Max SCHUH, Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by one daughter Gloria COX, one stepbrother and one stepsister.
Graveside services are at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes, with the Rev. Kenneth PHILLIPPS officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, Vincennes.

Thursday, June 29, 2000

Mildred I. Grisso
May 30, 1921 - June 27, 2000
Mildred Irene GRISSO, 79, Sidney, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Wabash County to Grover C. and Myrtle Dell SHIREMAN HUFFMAN, she married Paul GRISSO on May 24, 1960. He survives
Mrs.Grisso was a beautician and a member of World War II Mothers, Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Pierceton. She attended Eel River Community Church in Kosciusko County.
Survivors include two stepsons, Carl JUNKIN, Mesa, Ariz., and Jack R. JUNKIN, Fort Wayne; three stepdaughers, Carol Ann MILLER, Fort Wayne, Charlene HOFFMAN, Claypool, and Sharon TURNER, Auburn; 27 step-grandchildren; 35 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe E. HUFFMAN, Columbia City; one sister, Eleanor SIEVERS, Pierceton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one stepson, three brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester with the Rev. Byron MILLER officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where there will be an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m.

Friday, June 30, 2000

Geneva Holbrook
March 30, 1936 - June 29, 2000
Geneva HOLBROOK, 64, Mentone, died at 11:12 a.m. Thursday at her home.
Born in Wheelwright, Ky., to Thomas and Sylvania JOHNSON WRIGHT, she married Charles E. HOLBROOK on Aug. 31, 1954 in Kentucky. He survives.
Mrs. Holbrook was a homemaker and a member of the Northern Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, Pierceton. She lived in the Mentone area for 28 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann and husband Daniel GREEN, Etna Green, Janet Lee and husband Johnny WADKINS,Talma, Glenda Sue and husband Lou PARMELEE, Tippecanoe; two sons, Charles "Charlie" E. Jr. and wife Missy HOLBROOK and Terry Wayne and wife Jeanie HOLBROOK, all of Warsaw; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; five sisters, Millie AVOLAS, Jesse Lee BENTLEY, both of Mentone, Pearlie BENTLEY, Martin, Ky., Darsie JOHNSON, Wheelwright, Ky., and Gracie SHIFLEY, Virginia.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Services are at 10 a.m. Sunday at Northern Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, Indiana 13, Pierceton, with several preachers officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. Friday until the hour of services at the church. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, July 1, 2000

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Monday, July 3, 2000

Emmagene Reffett
Emmagene REFFETT, 71, Fulton, died at 7:55 a.m. today at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.

Howard D. Holloway
March 2, 1924 - July 1, 2000
Howard DeVerl HOLLOWAY, 76, 29 East 100 North, died at 4:30 a.m.Saturday at his home.
Born in South Bend to Elven E. "Peck" and Eva Ruth BEGHTEL HOLLOWAY, he married Edna B. COLLINS on Feb. 16, 1947 in Lafayette. She survives.
Mr. Holloway was a truck driver for Studebaker Corp., South Bend, and a welder for Fulton Metal, Rochester.
A U.S. Army tank commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he was a lifetime member of Lake Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rochester, a Golden Eagle in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 852, and a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 814, Bourbon.
Survivors include three daughtters, Sharon and husband Charles ALDERFER, Rochester, Sheila [HOLLOWAY] and Vickie HOLLOWAY, both of Akron; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary and husband Fred McGLOTHIN, Rochester; two brothers, Marvin HOLLOWAY and Bernie and wife Grace HOLLOWAY, all of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Carol Sue HOLLOWAY, two sisters, Wanda MORROW CHALK and a sister in infancy, and five brothers, Russell [HOLLOWAY], Walter [HOLLOWAY], Lester "Sonny" [HOLLOWAY], Theodore [HOLLOWAY] and Gerald HOLLOWAY.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Hope Hospice.


O. Jane Barts
June 1, 1917 - April 17, 2000
Othelia Jane BARTS, 82, Killeen, Texas, formerly of Rochester, died at Metroplex Hospital, Killeen.
Born in Thompsonville, Mich., to Clarence and Edna BEEHLER MOW, she married Paul O. BARTS on Feb. 27, 1937 in Logansport. He died on May 20, 1962.
Mrs. Barts retired from the Woodlawn Hospital Admissions Department in 1980. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, and belonged to the senior citizens group of Waterhaven Apartments. A graduate of Richland Center High School, she lived in Rochester for 34 years before moving to Killeen in 1996.
Survivors include one son, Philip and wife Linda BARTS, Killeen; two granddaughters, Lisa M. SNYDER and Michelle L. MANKINS, both of Killeen; two great-granddaughters, Mykel SNYDER and Chynna MANKINS, and one great-grandson, J.J. MANKINS, all of Killeen; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jo MOW, Elkhart and Mildred BARTS, Rochester.
She was preceded in death by her parants.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, July 4, 2000

[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, July 5, 2000

Emmagene Reffett
Aug. 5, 1928 - July 3, 2000
Emmagene REFFETT, 71, Fulton, died at 7:55 a.m. Monday at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn.
Born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Samuel Lyman and Evelyn Marie WORKING DAWALD, she married the Rev. Jimmie REFFETT on Sept. 25, 1949 in Fulton. He died Sept. 23, 1986.
Mrs. Reffett taught piano lessons and was pianist for local churches. She was a member of Metea Baptist Church and Liberty Home Neighbor's Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Jimneta and husband Albert "Chuck" CHRISTIAN, Rockwall, Texas, and Jeanice and husband Richard LEWIS, Harriman, Tenn.; two sons, Rayford REFFETT, Marion, and Leyland and wife Jo BOXELL REFFETT, Painters, Va.; three grandsons, Christopher [BROWN] and Joshua BROWN, Woodstock, Ill., and Richard E. LEWIS, Dayton, Ohio; two granddaughters, Rachael and husband Eric CARROLL and Amanda LEWIS, all of Harriman, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Katherine CARROLL, Harriman; one sister, Donna L. and husband Rex McKITTRICK, Fort Wayne; four brothers-in-law, Paul and wife Donna REFFETT, LaGrange, Whitten REFFETT Jr., Danville, N.Y., Shannon and wife Ida Mae REFFETT, San Bernardino, Calif., and Henry and wife Ellen REFFETT, Langley, Ky.; Haskell and wife Jeanette BROWN, father of Christopher [BROWN] and Joshua BROWN, Woodstock, Ill.; four sisters-in-law, Lottie and husband Cletus KOTTERMAN, Kokomo, Kelsa and husband Phil CARR, Vada QUACKENBUSH, all of Rochester, and Jennie CASE, Hamden, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Metea Baptist Church with the Revs. James THURSTON and Mike CANTRELL officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Buneral Home, Fulton.

Mary L. Fingerle
Jan. 1, 1922 - July 4, 2000
Mary Lucille FINGERLE, 78, Wabash, died at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday at her home.
Born in Wabash to Arthur V. and Carrie COOK HALL, she married Elbert E. FINGERLE on June 23, 1951 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Fingerle retired from Honeywell Corp. then worked part time at Wabash Plain Dealer. She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Wabash.
Survivors include one son, Richard Lee ALEXANDER, Wabash; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy and husband Forest TANNER, Sun City, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and nine sisters.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at MaDonald Funeral Home Eddingfield Chapel, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash with the Rev. Don MITCHELL officiating. Entombment will take place in Memorial Lawns, Wabash. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Christian Missionary Alliance Church Building Fund, 1206 N. Cass St., Wabash, IN 46992.

Steven A. Dillman
Feb. 13, 1951 - July 4, 2000
Steven Allen DILLMAN, 49, Logansport, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
He was born in Peru to Marvin L. and Harriet V. BURCH DILLMAN.
Mr. Dillman was a retired dairy farmer. He worked at the Lucerne Elevator and the Akron Locker Plant. A 1969 graduate of Caston High School, where he was active in choir and band, a member of Future Farmers of America and a 10-year member of 4-H, during which he went on a People to People Tour of Europe; he was a member of Bethel Temple, Logansport.
Survivors include his parents, Twelve Mile; one daughter, Ronica A. and husband David HOLT, Logansport; two stepchildren, Kristen MASON and Scott CARTER, both of Logansport; three grandchildren, Abby [HOLT], Sarah [HOLT] and Hannah HOLT, all of Logansport; one sister, Cathy S. and husband David GUNTER, Logansport; one brother, Terry M. DILLMAN, Twelve Mile; one grandmother, Esther DILLMAN, Logansport; two nieces, Andrea GUNTER and Whitney DILLMAN; and three nephews, John [GUNTER] and Ben GUNTER and Justin DILLMAN.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, with the Revs. Scott ELLISON, Buddy HOLDER and Paul REEDER officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or The Gideons.

Thursday, July 6, 2000

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Friday, July 7, 2000

Eva Zentz
Eva ZENTZ, 91, formerly of Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Larry K. Fore
Sept. 15, 1951 - July 6, 2000
Larry K. FORE, 48, Mentone, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
He was born in Rochester to Welcome W. Jr. and Deloris GINTHER FORE.
Survivors include two sons, Brandon and wife Eldora FORE, Warsaw, and Cory and wife Toni FORE, Mentone; one stepson, Andy and wife Marla JENNINGS, Warsaw; three stepchildren; one brother, Don A. FORE, Mentone.
He was preceded in death b his parents.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 8, 2000

Eva Zentz
Jan. 17, 1909 - July 6, 2000
Eva ZENTZ, 91, formerly of Argos, died at 6:30 p.m.Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in Twelve Mile to Alvin and Elise MOYER KELSEY, she married Claude C. ZENTZ on Dec. 24, 1927, in Wakarusa. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1981.
She lived most of her life in the Argos community after coming from Bremen in 1947. She was a homemaker. She attended the 1st Brethren Church in Tiosa and the 1st Baptist Church in Argos.
Survivors include five sons, Richard ZENTZ and wife Jennie, Plymouth, Raymond ZENTZ and wife Wanda, Bremen, Russell ZENTZ and wife Mary Ann, Argos, Donald ZENTZ, Kokomo, James ZENTZ, Argos; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ella REDINGER, Plymouth, Marie GROSVENOR, South Bend, Ruth WITNER, Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Larry ZENTZ in February, 1993; one brother, Robert KELSEY; and granddaughter, Mary Kay ZENTZ in 1962; and a great-great-grandson, Joshua HARTMAN.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Pastor Robert MACE officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday or one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the 1st Baptist Church, Argos.

Frances M. Sims
Dec. 14, 1909 - July 6, 2000
Frances M. SIMS, 90, Culver, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Kewanna to Loren and Floy CALDWELL LEAP, she married Jesse E. SIMS. He preceded her in death.
She was a retired proprietor of Sims Flower Shop. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and attended Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Culver City Club and Ladies Auxiliary of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Survivors include two sons, Leon J. SIMS, Burr Oak, Loran E. SIMS and wife Linda, Warsaw; four granddaughers, Melissa HOLSTEIN and husband Eddie, Kokomo, BethAnn WELLS and husband William, Warsaw, Belinda GALL and husband Ken, Marietta, Penn., Barbara LEWIS and husband John, New Knoxville, Ohio; one grandson, Brock SIMS, Burr Oak; three sisters, Beulah ADAMS, Culver, Eva LEAP, Culver, Treva LEAP, Culver, and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter-in-law, Lena Ann SIMS; and one brother.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Charles KRIEG officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Culver. There will be no visitaiton. Memorial contributions may be made to Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church .

Monday, July 10, 2000

Patricia A. Kistler
Sept. 3, 1922 - July 9, 2000
Patricia Ann KISTLER, 77, Winamac, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home.
Born in Fowler to Parke T. and Mary E. SOLLARS BROWN, she resided in Winamac since 1959, coming from Danville, Ill.
Mrs. Kistler taught English and reading at schools in Danville, Kewanna, Aubbeenaubbee Township, California Township in Starke County, Cutler, Remington and Garden Grove, Calif. A member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and a Sunday school teacher, she was a member of the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac. She graduated from Klondike High School, West Lafayette, and Purdue University.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda and husband Ron JAMISON, Warsaw; two sons, Neal and wife Janet McVAY, Tangier, and Craig and wife Sue McVAY, Columbus, Ohio; four granddaughters, Julie BENTLEY, Tulsa, Okla., Sherrie JAMISON, Lafayette, Emma and Fiona McVAY, both of Columbus, Ohio; two grandsons, Curtis McVAY, Crawfordsville, and Grant McVAY, Clay City; two great-granddaughters, Brittney BENTLEY, Tulsa, Okla., and Marlowe McVAY, Crawfordsville; one sister, Mary WOODS; two brothers, Bruce H. [BROWN] and Parke M. BROWN, both of Tangier.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Winamac, with the Rev. William MATHYS officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. in Tangier Cemetery, Tangier. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Frain Mortuary, 305 E. Main St., Winamac, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Tangier Friends Church, Tangier.

Clarence D. Williams
Feb. 13, 1912 - July 6, 2000
Clarence David WILLIAMS, 88, South 400 East, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at his home.
Born in Clinton to George W. and Rebecca PACKER WILLIAMS, he married Lillie BOOTHE on Sept. 10, 1933 in Sheperdville. She died on Jan. 10, 1997.
Mr. Williams and his wife owned Blue Bell Restaurant in Mishawaka and Rochester Recreation Center, Rochester. He also worked at Bendix for 24 1/2 years as a machinist.
Survivors include three sons, David and wife Lorena WILLIAMS, Osceola, Robert and wife Barbara WILLIAMS and Thomas WILLIAMS, all of Mishawaka; six daughters, Saundra and husband Ray HOLDER, Mesa, Ariz., Rebecca CUNNINGHAM, Rochester, Mary Kay and husband Billy COOK, Granite Shoals, Texas, Lillie Suzanne and husband Ed WEAVER, Lafayette, Marjorie and husband David SCHULTE, Hesperia, Calif., and Margaret and husband Jim DETTY, Plainfield; two sisters, Margarita MANLY, Sanford, and Frances and husband Mark BUNDY, Terre Haute; 33 grandchildren; 97 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Eugene WILLIAMS; grandsons Jeff COOK and Eddie WEAVER; two brothers, Thomas [WILLIAMS] and Morris WILLIAMS; and two sisters, Mary BRENSON and Cloe MORELAND.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, with the Rev. Earl RYNEARSON for Abundant Life Fellowship officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Gail Grable
May 22, 1940 - July 7, 2000
Gail GRABLE, 60, Noble Township, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at her home on the west side of Big Lake.
Born in Fulton County to Paul and Aletha Mae CLINKER COX, she married John Theodore GRABLE on April 26, 1980. He survives.
Mrs. Grable was an assembler for 17 years at Singers Control Co., retiring in 1987, and worked for eight years at the Tri Wick Company, both of North Manchester. She was a member of North Webster Church of God. She attended Akron schools. She made her home in Claypool for several years and moved to North Manchester in 1974 and South Whitley in 1979. She and her husband resided at Big Lake since June, 1987.
Survivors include one son, William Lee and wife Kim McKINZIE, North Manchester; two daughters, Donna Marlene and husband Bill MEDLEY, Liberty Mills, and Norma Jean and husband Larry BARKER, North Manchester; three stepsons, Lee and wife Carol GRABLE, Fort Wayne, Tim and wife Mi Yo GRABLE, Tri Lakes, and Steven and wife Jennifer GRABLE, Columbia City; two stepdaughters, Jill and husband, Bryan DENNY, North Manchester, and June and husband Tom JAMES, Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren; three brothers, Milton [COX] and Floyd COX, both of Akron, and Dale COX, Fulton; eight sisters, Marietta BASHAM, Mishawaka; Genavee SNAVELEY, Wabash; Pauline MEYER, Huntington; Willodean ZOLMAN, VanBuren, Ark.; Jean KIRBY, Galveston; and Patsy CARPENTER, Helen COX, Jane KRATZER, all of Akron.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, William [COX], Earl [COX] and Harold COX, and a sister, Donna Juanita COX.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with the Rev. Norm PATTON of North Webster Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Parkview Home Health and Hospice, Whitley County Unit.

Mary E. Krieg
Dec. 1, 1933 - July 9, 2000
Mary Elizabeth KRIEG, 86, Plymouth, died at 1:58 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Rochester, to Manson L. and Ida Idella MUSSELMAN YIKE, she married Raymond KRIEG on April 29, 1933 in South Bend. He died on July 28, 1995.
Mrs. Krieg was homemaker and a cashier at Kroger, Dave and Ray's and Family Fare. She retired in 1987. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, crossword puzzles, card and board games, and family gatherings. She received her education in the Rochester school system.
Survivors include one son, the Rev. Charles M. and wife Gloria KRIEG, Plymouth; three daughters, Carole A. and Cy SARBER, Plymouth, Charlene L. and husband Fred JENSEN, Hamlet, and Linda R. HINDMAN, Mishawaka; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandechild; sister-in-law Sally and husband Keith YIKE and one nephew, all of South Bend.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Claude [YIKE], Floyd [YIKE] and Harold YIKE.
Services are at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Larry HOUSEMAN, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the charity of one's choice.

Larry K. Fore
Sept. 15, 1951 - July 6, 2000
Larry K. FORE, 48, Mentone, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
He was born in Rochester to Welcome W. Jr. and Deloris GINTHER FORE.
Survivors include two sons, Brandon and wife Eldora FORE, Warsaw, and Cory and wife Toni FORE, Mentone; one stepson, Andy and wife Marla JENNINGS, Warsaw; three stepgrandchildren; his parents; one brother, Don A. FORE, Mentone.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends called from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 11, 2000

Ethel B. Reith
May 19, 1914 - July 11, 2000
Ethel BROUYETTE REITH, 86, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Herbert and Beulah McHENRY, she married Guy BROUYETTE Sr. on Oct 12, 1934. He preceded in death. She married Joseph A. REITH on June 6, 1974 in Sebring, Fla. He died on May 5, 1993.
Mrs. Reith was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy and husband Earl VANCE, Rochester, and Sallie and husband DeWayne BROACH, Hamburg, Ark.; two sons, Guy Paul "Sonny" BROUYETTE Jr. and wife Kay, Akron, and Frederic and wife Sallie BROUYETTE, Rochester; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan BREWER in 1992, one grandson, Jay Lee VANCE in 1981, and one sister, Sally ANDERSON.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Wednesday, July 12, 2000 to Thursday, July 13, 2000

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Friday, July 14, 2000

Edna M. Whittaker
Edna "Marie" WHITTAKER, 78, Life Care Center of Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at the center.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Walter W. Holcomb
Walter W. HOLCOMB, 56, 8698 West 400 North, Rochester, died at 6:15 a.m.today at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Laura I. Young
Sept. 28, 1926 - July 12, 2000
Laura I. YOUNG, 73, Crawfordsville, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Fulton to Hugh and Clara MATHIAS, she married Lewis M. YOUNG on April 10, 1949 in Fulton. He died on Jan. 23, 1997.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker and a member of Crewfordsville First Church of the Nazarene, where she was the organist, soloist and choir member, past Sunday School superintendent and youth leader. Other memberships and positions held include Coal Creek Central Cub Scout den mother, Parent-Teacher Association president, Pleasant Homemakers, M.N.O. Extension Homemakers, county president of Montgomery County Extension Homemakers, was a Lafayette District Representative, Lafayette District Extension Research Committee, first female chairperson of the Montgomery County Extension Board, Round Hill Community Aid, and Linden 4-M's. She volunteered for nine years at the 4-H County Fair first aid station. A graduate of Fulton High School and Huffer Beauty Academy at Frankfort, she was a past employee of Columbia and Marinello beauty shops in Lafayette.
Survivors include one son, Lewis Stephen YOUNG; daughter-in-law, Marlene [YOUNG]; two granddaughters, Alissa [YOUNG] and Ashley [YOUNG], Kankakee, Ill.; one brother, James MATHIAS Sr., Rochester.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Michael UHL and Gerald PAINTER officiating. Private burial is scheduled for later. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Powers-Priebe Funeral home, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 15, 2000

Dorothy J. Murphy
Nov. 4, 1924 - July 13, 2000
Dorothy Jean MURPHY, 75, Mecca, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday in West Central Community Hospital, Clinton.
She was born in Mecca to John C. and Mae McKEOWN MURPHY.
Miss Murphy retired after 38 years as a school teacher, having taught in Mecca, Chrisman, Ill., and 20 years as a business teacher for North Vermillion High School. A graduate of Mecca High School in 1943 and Indiana State University, she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Indiana State Retired Teachers Association and Parke County Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include one sister, Joan and husband Max HUNGERFORD, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Barbara MURPHY, Anderson; one niece and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe W. MURPHY.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 Howard St., Rockville, with the Rev. Gordon G. GUOLI officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Montezume. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and before services on Monday. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1400 E. Pugh Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802, or to the Mecca Historical Society.

Edna Whittaker
May 2, 1922 - July 13, 2000
Edna "Marie" WHITTAKER, 78, Waterhaven Apts., Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Logansport to Earl and Edna GEAR MURPHY, she married Roy E. WHITTAKER on April 11, 1945 in Plymouth. He preceded in death.
Mrs. Whittaker worked for United Way of Fulton County and was a past employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She lived in Rochester area since 1976 coming from Richmond.
Survivors include two brothers, Joe MURPHY, Conway, Ariz., and Don MURPHY, Orange, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Dawn MURPHY, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert MURPHY in 1993.
Private services will be held in Richmond. Burial will be in Bryan's Cemetery, Centerville, near Richmond. No visitation is planned. Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Fulton County United Way.

Monday, July 17, 2000

Walter W. Holcomb
Sept. 28, 1943 - July 14, 2000
Walter W. HOLCOMB, 56, 8544 West 400 North, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Monticello to Ervin and Vesta LOCKS HOLCOMB, he married Sandra F. SMITH on Dec. 30, 1987 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Holcomb was a lifetime resident of the Leiters Ford area and member of the Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars, Logansport Eagles Lodge and Local 150 of Operating Engineers. He played steel guitar with the Country Linemen Band.
Survivors include one daughter, Wendy Jo HOLCOMB, Akron; two stepsons, Kent and wife Dawn THOMAS, Rochester, and Kyle THOMAS, Monterey; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four brothers, Orville and wife Catherine HOLCOMB, Lowell, Keith and wife RuthAnn HOLCOMB, Griffith, Joe and wife Barbara HOLCOMB, Plymouth, and Jerry and wife Patsey HOLCOMB, Anderson; three sisters, Vivian MERSCH, Kewanna, Sally REED, Winamac, Joan and husband Stan UTTER, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Henrietta HOLCOMB, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Revs. Dorothy JONES and Charles KRIEG officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Rochester VFW at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials my be made to Aubbeenaubbee Community Building Fund.

Howard L. Screeton
Oct. 14, 1934 - July 15, 2000
Howard L. SCREETON, 65, New Haven, died Saturday at his home.
Born in Fort Wayne to Edwin and Mary MURRAY SCREETON, he married Nancy L. NEFF. She survives.
Mr. Screeton retired in 1992 after 32 years as a gear cutter for Dana Corp., Fort Wayne. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of New Haven American Legion Post 330, Dana Retirement Club, Senior Softball League and New Haven High School Boosters.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy DWYER, Zionsville; two sons, Steve SCREETON, New Haven, and Terry SCREETON, Rochester; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Burt [SCREETON] and Pete SCREETON, Fort Wayne.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Indiana 930 East, Neww Haven. Graveside military services conducted by New Haven American Legion Post 330 will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Harvest Food Bank or Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice.

James E. Smith
Dec. 19, 1944 - July 16, 2000
James Edward SMITH, 55, Warsaw, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday in his home.
Born in Fulton County to Maurice and Irene M. HIZER SMITH, he married Kathleen Ann DECK on April 11, 1964 in Lucerne. She survives
Mr. Smith was a dairy farmer, CNC machinist at Zimmer, Ind., and was head custodian at Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. He was a member of First Christian Church, Warsaw.
Survivors include three daughters, Christina Ann EVEREST, Bourbon, Tammie Sue SMITH, Warsaw, and Nicole TUNIS, Knox; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; his mother, Kewanna; three brothers, Allen [SMITH], Mike [SMITH] and Tim SMITH, all of Kewanna.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with the Rev. Tim, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Howard D. Shock
Jan. 1, 1911 - July 17, 2000
Howard D. SHOCK, Crown Point, formerly of Culver, died at 12:25 a.m. Monday at Whittenburg Nursing Home, Crown Point.
Born in Burr Oak to Lewis A. and Eva SUTTON SHOCK, he married Mildred E. MANGUN on Oct. 22, 1935 in Sturgis, Mich. She died on July 24, 1992.
A retired barber, he lived in Culver and Marshall County until going to Crown Point in 1999. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver.
Survivors include two sons, Donald and wife Alena SHOCK, Bristol, and Rev. Dennis and wife Diana SHOCK, Crown Point; one son-in-law, Charles A. BUSH, Culver; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Mary Ann BUSH, one brother and three sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. James IRWIN officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Culver. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Reba N. Tucker
June 6, 1906 - July 18, 2000
Reba N. TUCKER, 94, formerly of Burket, died at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.
She was born June 6, 1906, in LaFountain, to Charlie and Jessie NOEL BAUM. She married W. Ray TUCKER on Dec. 23, 1922, in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1955.
She lived in Burket for more than 70 years. She retired from Gatke Corp., Warsaw, and was a cook at Burket School. She was a member of Burket United Methodist Church and its prayer groups.
Survivors include three daughters, Nedra (Mrs. Robert) BROWN, Warsaw, Joan (Mrs. Edward) NAPIER, Pierceton, and Sue (Mrs. Marvin) LOWMAN, Burket; one son, Bob with wife Laura [TUCKER], of Ankeny, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by one brother, Franzil BAUM.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home in Mentone with Rev. Steve AUSTIN officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 20, 2000

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Friday, July 21, 2000

William Ettinger
William ETTINGER, 71, of 6444 E. Fulton County Road 650 North, Rochester, died at 6:04 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Ada R. Norris
Nov. 11, 1922 - July 19, 2000
Ada R. NORRIS, 77, 31095 Watson Road, Walkerton, died at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital ,South Bend.
She was born in Rochester to Gilbert and Ollie HENDERSON WHITE. She married Purvis "Doc" NORRIS on October 12, 1940, in Plymouth. He died Feb. 9, 1987.
A homemaker, she is survived by one sister, Betty GINTHER, Rochester; two half-brothers, Bill [BROWN] and Jerry BROWN, Rochester; two granddaughters, Jodie SMITH, Plymouth, and Julia LaBERE, Walkerton; oen grandson, Mark BURCH, Rochester; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Doris [NORRIS], and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral serviceis at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel, with Rev. Lloyd GEORGE officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services on Saturday.

Bonnie M. Hundt
Aug. 30, 1937 - July 19, 2000
Bonnie M. HUNDT, 62, 13680 West 5C Road, Plymouth, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday.
She was born in Argos to Clyde and Esther POWERS McCOIGE in Argos. She married Robert E. HUNDT on Oct. 30, 1955, in Argos. He survives.
A lifelong resident of Marshall County, she attended Argos High School. She was a homemaker and co-owner and operator of Hundt's Auto Salvage on 5C Road. She was an active member of The Women of the Moose and member of the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed bingo and flea markets. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Becky DOODY and husband Terry A., Plymouth; one son, Eugene, with wife Lee Anne [HUNDT], Plymouth; a brother, Bruce McCOIGE, with wife Shirley, of Pekin, Ill.; two sisters, Marge MEWSZEL, with husband Jim, Plymouth, and Susie DENNY, with husband Tony, all of Argos. She was preceded by her parents and two brothers, Jim [McCOIGE] and Bill McCOIGE.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Steven RESNER officiating. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Women of The Moose will hold a special service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Marshall County Hospice.

Mabel M. Click
May 17, 1921 - July 20, 2000
Mabel Marie CLICK, 79, Denver, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Warsaw at the home of her daughter. She was born near Akron to Frank and Tressa NICODEMUS THOMPSON. She married Eldon "Earl" CLICK on Oct. 27, 1945 in Akron. He survives.
She was a member of Denver United Methodist Church. She retired in 1963 from North Miami Community Schools where she was a custodian.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Carol J. ROBINSON, Warsaw, and Clara J. LARRICK, Indianapolis; one son, Thomas E. CLICK, Newport, Pa.; one sister, Susanne ABBOTT, South Bend; one brother, Charles THOMPSON, Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren, Scott [ROBINSON] and Whitney ROBINSON, John [LARRICK] and Janet LARRICK; Alicia [CLICK], Ashley [CLICK], David [CLICK], Barbara [CLICK] and Tara CLICK; and six great-grandchildren, Randall SPEARS, Nicholas MARSH, Katlin [LARRICK] and Kimberlee LARRICK, Corey [STEWARD] and Bobby STEWARD. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret L. CLICK.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, U.S. 31 and Indiana 16, Denver, with Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice.

Saturday, July 22, 2000

William A. Ettinger
Oct. 14, 1928 - July 21, 2000
A memorial service for William A. ETTINGER, 71, who died Friday morning at Woodlawn Hospital, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe, with Pastors Rod RUBERG and Will LAWSON officiating.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Born to Joe and Nellie HAHN ETTINGER in Warsaw, he married Sandra K. WHITE Aug. 1, 1992. She survives. Also surviving are one brother John ETTINGER, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters Evelyn BARNHART, Indianapolis, and Esther LACKEY, Warsaw; five daughters Mrs. Gary (Missy) WAGONER, and Mrs. Gary (Laura) CALVERT, both of Rochester, Betty THOMPSON, Jane TIBBETS and Nancy TONKS; one son John ETTINGER; five grandchildren in Rochester Zachary WAGONER, and Amber [CALVERT], Amanda [CALVERT], Alyssa [CALVERT] and Austin CALVERT, and other grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild Garrett WAGONER.
Mr. Ettinger ran Ettinger Machinery Co and Woodworking Equipment, Mentone, for 30 years. He was a member of the Mentone Lions Club, the Air Force Association, a charter board member of the Bell Museum, the Mentone Flying Club and the Mentone Chamber of Commerce. He attended Riverview Community Church.
Memorials may be made to Bell Museum. Arrangements are by King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Monday, July 24, 2000

Scott A. Whitworth
March 3, 1963 - July 22, 2000
Scott A. WHITWORTH, 37, 6645 W. Indiana 14, died Saturday afternoon in the emergency room at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw after a traffic accident south of Warsaw.
He was born in Gary to Carl Jr., and Jean A. MOORE WHITWORTH. He was married to Sandra E. RICHTER on July 3, 1962 at Merrillville.
A 1981 graduate of Merrillville High School, he was employed at Dalton Corp., Warsaw, and was a member of the Dalton Club. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, of Merrillville; his wife, Sandra, at home; two sons, Scott Jr. [WHITWORTH], and Jeremy [WHITWORTH], at home; one daughter, Cassandra [WHITWORTH] at home; one brother, Carl III, with wife Lynn A. [WHITWORTH], Merrillville; a grandmother, Hilde LUEDIKE, Crown Point; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron with Pastor Thomas VANSELOW officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Betty J. Sweany
Feb. 26, 1927 - July 22, 2000
Mrs. Betty J. SWEANY, 73, 1468 W. County Road 375 North, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at ExtendaCare Nursing Home, where she lived for six days.
She was born to Ralph and Henrietta McINTYRE BRYANT in Rochester. She married Melvin W. SWEANY on Sept. 14, 1947, in Rochester. He survives, at home.
She lived her entire life in Rochester, spending recent winters in Fort Myers, Fla. She was a homemaker and well-known area artist who taught art in Rochester and Florida. She was a member of Whippoorwill Community Church and the Fulton County Art Colony. She was an honorary member of Prill School Museum Association, where she was a secretary for a number of years.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Dennis Lynn, with wife Jerri [SWEANY], of Ft. Myers, David Lee [SWEANY], of Nappanee; two granddaughters, Candy RATLIFF, Ft. Myers, and Cari DAYTON, Cape Coral, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Barbara BRYANT, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded b her parents and a brother, Robert W. BRYANT, Sr.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to services Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church.

Ida L. Mullins
April 30, 1906 - July 21, 2000
Ida L. MULLINS, 94, formerly of the Grass Creek and Kewanna area, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
She was born in Fulton County to Benson West and Charlotta Lucretia ASHBY EVANS.
She married Charles L. MULLINS at Marshtown on May 14, 1924. He died Aug. 19, 1963.
A homemaker, she was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ralph [MULLINS], Rochester, and Leroy [MULLINS], Cocoa, Fla.; five daughters, Verna HUEGEL, South Bend, Bessie BAIN, Winamac, Luella MULLINS, Fort Wayne, Mary COLLINS, Marshtown, and Darla J. CALDWELL, Deer River, Minn.; one brother, Lee EVANS, Bruce Lake; one sister, Frances Anderson, Logansport, re grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded by two daughers, Esther BIXLER and Zora CONNOR, five brothers, three sisters, one grandchild and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Rev. Cheryl STRATTON officiating. Burial was in Fletchers Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home.

Eileen E. Simpson
April 7, 1929 - July 23, 2000
Eileen E. SIMPSON, 71, 810 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died at 5:53 p.m. Sunday at her home.
She was born in Twelve Mile to Earl and Ursa Arvella FILBY ENYART. She married Noel D. SIMPSON. He died in 1992. She lived her entire life in Fulton County. She owned and operated Simpson Garden Center in Rochester for 18 years. She was a city and state bowling champion. An expert on flower identification and pressed dry preservation, she taught crafting and dried flower arrangement. She wrote poetry and stories from her earlier years, including many stories contrasting today's lifestyles with the Depression era. She enjoyed singing, music and flower gardening.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura KELLER, with husband Vance, Elkhart; one son, Howard JONES, with wife Peggy, Rochester; two sisters Evelyn WILLIAMS and husband Russ, Michigan, Norma Jean and husband Dale BECKER, Rochester; five brothrs, Wilson BRYANT and wife Mildred, Michigan, Carl ENYART and wife Patricia, South Bend, Raymond ENYART and wife Ruth, Kenneth ENYART and wife Ann and Emerson ENYART and wife Barbara, all of Rochester; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Don MEYER officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and two hours prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Public Library, Rochester branch.

David S. Hergert
Dec. 5, 1954 - July 22, 2000
David S. HERGERT, 45, Kewanna, died at Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymnouth at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
He was born to Donald and Marilyn BINFORD HERGERT in El Dorado,Kan. He married Tamara HARRIGAN in 1981.
He was the manager at Ace Hardware in Winamac. He was a fine artist and craftsman and loved to fish and hunt, he attended schools in Lindsborg, Kan., and West Des Moines, Iowa. He was a graduate of Vocational Technical Institute and the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.
Survivors include his wife, who lives in Duluth; a companion, Thelma WIERINGA, Kewanna; his parents, of Duluth; two sons, Nathaniel [HERGERT], Kewanna, and Andrew [HERGERT], Duluth; three daughters, Sadie HERGERT, Shannon THOMSEN and Danielle REYNOLDS, Duluth; one brother, Dolf [HERGERT], Maplewood, Minn.; two sisters, Tanja GUSTAFSON, Elton, Pa., and Kristin HERGERT, Eden Prairie, Minn.; and one grandson.
Memorial services will be eld at a later date. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna M. Davisson
Mrs. Edna Marie DAVISSON, 88, Wynnfield Crossing, 1729 Wabash Ave., died at 8:52 a.m. today at Wynnfield Crossing. Arrangements arepending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Cora K. Benner
Feb. 12, 1920 - July 21, 2000
Cora Kathryn "Kate" BENNER, 80, formerly of 1917 Robin Dr., Warsaw, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Warsaw,
Born to Richard and Gertrude SUNDAY GRAY, she married Jack Arden BENNER on June 1, 1944. He died March 14, 1971.
She lived in Warsaw 48 years. A former employee of Zimmer Inc., she was a member of Cook's Chapel Church, Kosciusko County Road 100 South, Warsaw.
Survivors include two daughters, Jacki LEITER and husband David, Etna Green, and Sandra MOORE, Etna Green; two grandsons, Steve MOORE, Milford, and Dwayne LEITER, Burket; one granddaughter, Paul LEITER, Knightstown; two great-grandchildren, Jason [MOORE] and Skyler MOORE, Milford; three sisters, Lois WOOLEY and Vivian SPENCE, Akron, and Mary WISE, Burket; two brothers, Edward [GRAY] and Bud GRAY, Akron. She was preceded by her husband and four brothers.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cook's Chapel Church with Pastor Marvin LOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation is at 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw.

Martha Jean Carlson
February 28, 1922 - July 22, 2000
Martha Jean CARLSON, 78, 1893 W. 400 South, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Odell, Ill. to Forrest and Clara BOWERS STRETCH, she lived in the Rochester area since 1929.
On July 17, 1943 she married Francis T. CARLSON in Salina, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Reiter Community Club and First Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Jerry CARLSON and wife Kathy, Deedsville, Dennis CARLSON and wife Mary, Rochester, Kent CARLSON and wife Liz, Rochester, Keith CARLSON and wife Brenda, Rochester and Kevin CARLSON and wife Michelle, Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters LaVonne BAILEY, Rochester, Bonnie TOWNSEND and husband Bob, Lake Placid, Fla and Marilyn STRETCH, Rochester.
Her parents, one granddaughter Lori CARLSON; one brother Louis STRETCH and one sister Willa WAGONER, precededher in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rvs. Larry WHITEFORD and Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and for an hour before services at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Betty Sweany
Feb. 26, 1927 - July 22, 2000
Betty J. SWEANY, 73, 1468 W. County Road 375 North, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Extenda Care Nursing Home, where she lived for six days.
She was born to Ralph and Henrietta McINTYRE BRYANT in Rochester. She married Melvin W. SWEANY on Sept. 14, 1947, in Rochester. He survives, at home.
She lived her entire life in Rochester, spending winters in Fort Myers, Fla., in recent years. She was a homemaker and well-known area artist who taught art in Rochester and Florida. She was a member of Whippoorwill Community Church and the Fulton County Art Colony. She was an honorary member of Prill School Museum Association, where she was a secretary for a number of years.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Dennis Lynn , with wife Jerri [SWEANY], of Ft. Myers, David Lee [SWEANY], of Nappanee; two granddaughters, Candy RATLIFF, Ft. Myers, and Cari DAYTON, Cape Coral, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Sharon SWEANY, Cape Coral, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Barbara BRYANT, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents and a brother Robert W. BRYANT Sr.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church.

Patricia A. Abbott
March 2, 1942 - July 24, 2000
Patricia A. "Pat" ABBOTT, 58, of 1204 1 U.S. 6, Plymouth, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday at Community Hospital of Bremen.
Born in Plymouth to Thomas and Florence THWAITS WOOLDRIDGE, she married Donald ABBOTT on Jan. 2, 1960, in Louisville, Ky. He survives at home.
She moved from Rochester to Plymouth 28 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Community Gospel Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Lona ESKRIDGE, Orlando, Fla., and Christy CARPENTER, Galax, Va.; one son Tim ABBOTT, South Bend; six grandchildren; one brother, Jerry WOOLDRIDGE, Waco, Texas. She was preceded by her parents.
Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Community Gospel Church, north of Bremen, with Pastor Dave McGEE officiating. Burial will be in Bremen Cemetery. Visitation is 2 ro 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Edna M. Davisson
July 16, 1912 - July 24, 2000
Edna Marie DAVISSON, 88, Wynnfield Crossing, died at 8:52 a.m. Monday at her home.
Born in Miami to Noah N. and Carrie Olive DUCKWALL SANDIFUR, she married John H. DAVISSON on July 17, 1938 in Miami. He survives.
Mrs. Davisson retired from teaching in 1974. She moved to Rochester from Miami County in 1949. She taught at Deer Creek, Nead and Macy schools in Miami County and Riddle School in Rochester. A 1930 graduate of Bunker Hill High School and a 1963 graduate of Ball State University, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Messenger Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, Morning Quest Circle, Fulton County Retired Teachers Association, all of Rochester, and the Order of Eastern Star 184, Walton. Her grandfather, John DUCKWALL, was one of three founders of the settlement of Bunker Hill.
Survivors include one daughter, Anna Marie and husband Thomas KENT, Rome, Ga.; one brother, Verl SANDIFUR, Bunker Hill; four step-grandchildren, Tess WHITLOCK and Thomas KENT, Charlotte, N.C., Tim KENT, Merrit Island, Fla., and Andrew DAVISSON, Louisiana; six step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded by one son, John [DAVISSON], on Dec. 3, 1994, one half-sister, Bertha and one half-brother, Earl.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Her body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or The Children's Programs at Grace United Methodist Church.

Thursday, July 27, 2000

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Friday, July 28, 2000

Joyce F. Johnson
March 10, 1942 - July 27, 2000
Joyce F. JOHNSON, 58, Fulton, died at 12:51 a.m. Thursday at Sycamore Village, Kokomo.
Born in Cass County to Harry and Thelma SKINNER CULP, she married James M. JOHNSON on Feb. 8, 1959 in Fulton. He died on Jan. 8, 1995.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy and husband Al KINSEL, Rochester; one son, James A. and wife Pam JOHNSON, Rochester; three grandchildren, Jenna and Brady KINSEL and Casey JOHNSON; one brother, Paul CULP, Fulton; two sisters, Wanda and Wally DINSMORE, Plymouth, and Marilyn and William BLACKETOR, South Bend.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harry Blaine CULP.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund or Grouchy Bear Foundation.

Saturday, July 29, 2000

James E. Fleury
March 1, 1918 - July 27, 2000
James E. FLEURY, 82, Monterey, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Menominee, Mich., to James and Lois FLEURY, he married Mary Genevieve ALLEN on April 8, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisc. She survives.
Mr. Fleury was a retired iron worker. A former Cub Scout den father, he was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society oif the Church, Collins-Tasch American Legion Post 399, all of Monterey, and Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include two sons, James C. and wife Arlene FLEURY and Edward A. and wife Wanda FLEURY, all of Monterey; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one grandchild, seven brothers, Gordon [FLEURY], Kenneth [FLEURY], Lee [FLEURY], Doyle [FLEURY], Benjamin [FLEURY], Douglas [FLEURY] and Claude FLEURY, and one sister, Raybelle FLEURY.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne's Catholic Church of Monterey with the Rev. Dominic YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in St. Anne's Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Good Will Farm, Houghton, Mich.

Monday, July 31, 2000

Arnold E. Sommers
Nov. 2, 1926 - July 28, 2000
Arnold E. SOMMERS, 73, Grass Creek, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Lafayette Home Hospital.
Born in Fulton County to Adam Murray and Nora TABLER SOMMERS, he married Barbara Ellen RHINEHART on July 18, 1948 in Fulton County. She survives.
Mr. Sommers was an electrician at Logansport State Hospital and Wilson Foods. He owned and operated his own business, Sommers Electric, and managed Sommers Grain Elevator at Grass Creek for many years. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Logansport.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda and husband Mike WIESE, Kewanna; one son, Rod and wife Deb SOMMERS, Grass Creek; one brother, Carl and wife Eileen SOMMERS, Kewanna; six grandchildren, Brian and wife Glenda WIESE, Bridgman, Mich., Greg and wife Cynthia WIESE, Kewanna, Brooke and husband Patrick RENTSCHLER, Logansport, and Heather [SOMMERS], Heidi [SOMMERS] and Heath SOMMERS, Grass Creek; one great-granddagter, Bailey Ellen WIESE, Bridgman.
He was preceded in death by one son, Danny [SOMMERS], one brother, Adam [SOMMERS], Jr., and one sister, Janice [SOMMERS]
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel with the Revs. Craig PENDL and Leonard UHRICH officiating. Burial will be in Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to the time of services on Tuesday.

Gaylord E. Musselman
July 11, 1911 - July 29, 2000
Gaylord E. MUSSELMAN, 89, Denver, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born in Miami County to George E. and Mabel STOWMAN MUSSELMAN, he married Anne HUDDLESTON on Dec. 24, 1942 at the home of the late Rev. C. F. GOLDEN near Denver.
Mr. Musselman was a retired farmer and a member of the Denver Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, George E. and wife Barbara MUSSELMAN and Bruce K. and wife Carla MUSSELMAN, all of Denver; one daughter, Susan M. and husband Michael MORRIS, Macy; nine grandchildren; special friends, Keith [HAIR] and Carrie HAIR, Denver.
He was preceded in death b twin sister, Gaythal E. KOTTERMAN, and twin brother and sister, Charles Grual [SHOWALTER] and Charlene SHOWALTER.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Denver Baptist Chrch with the Rev. Steve BATE officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Memorials may be made to Denver Baptist Church New Fellowship Hall Building Fund.

George W. Kotterman
Aug. 17, 1912 - July 30, 2000
George W. KOTTERMAN, 87, 230 East 200 North, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunda at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Macy to William and Christena FISHLEY KOTTERMAN, he married Mary Jane SHRIVER on July 5, 1934 in Macy. She survives.
Mr. Kotterman was a farmer and retired in 1973 from SafeWay Steel Corp., Rochester. He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge 47, Rochester. He lived his entire lifetime in Miami and Fulton counties.
Survivors include one daughter, Orabelle and husband James MEREDITH, Mentone; one granddaughter, Diana and husband Glenn SMITH, Rochester; one grandson, Gary MEREDITH, Central City, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Shane [SMITH] and T.J. SMITH, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Chester [KOTTERMAN] in 1966, and two brothers, Clarence [KOTTERMAN] and Harry KOTTERMAN.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dale WALTERHOUSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. 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 Mill Creek Missionary Church Building Fund.

Fawn P. Holloway
Jan. 24, 1924 - July 29, 2000
Fawn P. HOLLOWAY, 76, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Prairie View Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Mentone to Fredrick Peter and Ada BRADLEY GRUBBS, she married James R. HOLLOWAY on April 20, 1946 in Larwill. He survives.
Mrs. Holloway was a homemaker and secretary at Orthopedic Equipment Company, Bourbon.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda and husband Les GROVE, Rochester; two sons, Robert J. and Jane HOLLOWAY, Leesburg, and Rick and wife Diane HOLLOWAY, Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice MERICA, Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Leslie "Tuffy" and wife Doris GRUBBS, Bourbon, and Max and wife Faye GRUBBS, Warsaw.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Community Church, Indiana 110 at Indiana 25, Tippecanoe, with the Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m.Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Memorials may be made to Riverview Community Church.

Nancy J. Love
Aug. 8, 1936 - July 28, 2000
Nancy J. LOVE, 63, Mexico, died at 10 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Peru to Garland B. and Bernice STOCKDALE CUNNINGHAM, she married William L. LOVE on June 11, 1955. He survives.
Mrs. Love was a cook at Mexico and North Miami Schools for 28 years. She was a member of Mexico Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Jeff LOVE, Peru; one daughter, Danae and husband James ALWINE, Mexico; one grandson; one sister-in-law, Merna CUNNINGHAM, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home,Peru, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Miami County Cancer or Wabash Miami County Home Health Care.

Robert H. Walter, Jr.
Nov. 29, 1919 - July 29, 2000
Robert H. WALTER, Jr., 80, 937 W. Eighth St., died at 8 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born to Robert H., Sr. and Stella DURHAM WALTER in Napoleon, Ohio, he married Lillian RUFFER on March 9, 1947, in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. She survives.
Mr. Walter was a retiredsales representative for Dave Sirken Distributors, Rochester. He formerly owned Walter's Appliance Store, in Ridgebille Corners and Liberty Center, Ohio. A World War II veteran of the U. S. Army, he was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion and Professional Photographers of Indiana.
Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca L. "Becky" WALTER, Indianapolis; two sons, Anthony R. "Tony" and wife Gretchen [WALTER], Rochester, and Brad E. [WALTER], Indianapolis; one grandson, Christopher A. WALTER, Rochester; three sisters, Marguerite SIRKEN, Rochester, Wilma SMILEY, Rochester and Estella M and husband Arthur HOFFMAN, Ridgeville Corners. He was preceded by his parents, one brother, Luther [WALTER], and one sister, Lucille SCHROEDER.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. James KREFT officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, or one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church or the charity of one's choice.

Lois E. Bammerlin
Oct. 1, 1937 - July 30, 2000
Lois Elaine BAMMERLIN, 62, Mexico, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at her home.
Born to Clare O. and Glendon M. KRIEG READ in Gilead, she married Dale BAMMERLIN on Dec. 22, 1957 in Gilead. He died Nov. 27, 1994.
She was a 25-year teacher at North Miami Elementary School, starting in 1975, and attended Olive Branch Church of God.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley L. [BAMMERLIN], Kokomo, and Neil D. [BAMMERLIN], Warsaw; two daughters, Carol S. MOORE, Gilead, and Diane K. LARSON, Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald READ.
Services are at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Olive Brancy Church of God with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Indiana 16 and U.S. 31, Denver. Memorials may be made to the church.

Tuesday, August 1, 2000

George W. Kotterman
Aug. 17, 1912 - July 30, 2000
Services for George W. KOTTERMAN, 87, 2380 East 200 North, who died at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where there will be an I.O.O.F. memorial service at 7 p.m., or one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Helen M. Groninger
March 18, 1932 - Aug. 1, 2000
Helen M. GRONINGER, 68, Logansport, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Bermuda to Walter and Rose RAY HORSEMAN, she ws a secretary at Exide Corporation, Logansport.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara and Larry RENTSCHLER, Rochester; one granddaughter, Lacey RENTSCHLER, Rochester; one grandson, Patrick and wife Brooke RENTSCHLER, Logansport; two brothers, George and wife Barbara HORSEMAN, England, and Harry and wife Audrey HORSEMAN, Bermuda.
She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Glen GRONINGER on July 9, 1999, and two brothers, Tommy [HORSEMAN] and David HORSEMAN.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with the Rev. Donald L. RUHL officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles G. Daniels
Charles G. "Garry" DANIELS, 80, 2912 Country Club Drive East, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, August 3, 2000

Donald Robertson
Donald ROBERTSON, 62, Macy, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Charles G. Daniels
April 4, 1920 - Aug. 2, 2000
Charles G. "Garry" DANIELS, 80, 2912 Country Club Dr. East, died at 6:30 a.m.Wednesday at his home.
Born in Paulding County, Ohio to Charles and Thelma KYSER DANIELS, he married Zanna D. DAVISSON on Oct. 17, 1942 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Daniels formerly owned the Blue Products Janitorial Supply Co., Rochester, and worked for Enyart's Hardware for the past 12 years. Graduating from Rochester High School in 1938, he held the high school's 880-yard record and was a longtime holder of the 440-tard record. He won the first RHS Track Gold Medal in 1938. Attending Indiana University, he was a member of the IU Big Ten track team and was honored as a 50-year member of the IU Club. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II where he was a flight instructor and fighter pilot.
Survivors include three daughters, Dianne SUTHERLAND, Shingletown, Calif., Debsie and husband Tom DYER, of Indianapolis, and Denise DANIELS and fiance Mike JOHNSON, Fishers; one son, Dr. Dan B. and wife Janice DANIELS, Evansville; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Jean REITER, South Bend.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lake Manitou Association.

Friday, August 4, 2000

Marion Whybrew Jr.
May 13, 1923 - Aug. 1, 2000
Marion WHYBREW Jr., 77, Commerce City, Colo., died at 12 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony North Hospital, Thornton, Colo.
Born in Rochester to Marion Sr. and Estey SNYDER WHYBREW, he married Valerie SHUEY on June 6, 1947 in Logansport. She died in 1980.
Mr. Whybrew was a retired maintenance man from Ford Motor Company, Boulder, Colo. He grew up in Fulton, moved to Marathon, Fla., and later to Colorado. A World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, he was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790, Logansport.
Suvivors include one brother, Emerson WHYBREW, Logansport; two stepsons, Charles SHUEY, Commerce City, Colo., and Rex and wife Terry SHUEY, Italy; and several cousins.
Services are at 3 p.m. Monday at Highlands Mortuary Cemetery, Thornton, Colo. Burial will be in Highlands Cemetery.

Donald W. Robertson
April 7, 1938 - Aug. 3, 2000
Donald W. ROBERTSON, 62, Macy, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at his home.
Born in Peru to Gilbert and Mable MILLER ROBERTSON, he married Sue PONTIOUS on June 30, 1957 in Roann. She survives.
Mr. Robertson worked in the timber division of Pike Lumber Company, Akron.
Survivors include his mother, Mable ROBERTSON, Roann; two sons, Jim ROBERTSON, Peru, and Mike ROBERTSON, Wabash; two grandchildren, Haley ROBERTSON, Peru, and Clayton ROBERTSON, Denver; one sister, Beverly and husband Delmar MONGOSA, Macy.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating. Burial will be in Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department.

John P. Waters
July 31, 1930 - Aug. 2, 2000
John P. WATERS, 70, Kewanna, died at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.
Born in Chicago, Ill., to Patrick and Elizabeth KING WATERS, he married Eva I. ILLO on June 30, 1956 in Chicago, Ill. She survives.
Mr. Waters was retired after 30 years as superintendent for Republic Steel, Chicago. He was a member of the Catholic Church and lived in the Bruce Lake area for one year, coming from Thornton, Ill.
Survivors include one son, John P. WATERS Jr., Lynwood, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. on Monday at McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac, with the Rev. John HOYING officiating. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, Lansing, Ill. Frain Mortuary Inc., Winamac, handled arrangements.

Lola F. Wallace
May 23, 1920 - Aug. 3, 2000
Lola F. "Bobbie" WALLACE, 80, Mentone, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry manor, Warsaw.
Born in Mentone to Chancey and Golda RINGLE MOLLENHOUR, she married Dale "Cornie" WALLACE on Dec. 11, 1942 in Mentone. He survives.
Mrs. Wallace was bookkeeper at Mollenhour Lumber, Mentone. She was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary, Mentone.
Survivors include one daughter, Connie and husband Robert SCHLAG, Warsaw; two grandchildren, Brad [KNISELY] and Jeff KNISELY; five great-grandchildren; one sister Mary SHIREY, Men tone.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Eileen KOENIG.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Irvin V. Yeazel
Nov. 19, 1915 - Aug. 4, 2000
Irvin Victor "Vic" YEAZEL, 84, a former resident of Argos, died at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Wakarusa to Geroge Jackson and Nancy Louretta HARREL YEAZEL, he married Lorraine PFALLER. She died Nov. 14, 1986.
Mr. Yeazel attended school in a one-room Walnut Township schoolhouse. He was a self-employed house painter and also was employed as a janitor and truck driver. A musician, he plaed fiddle with the Yellow Creek Ramblers. He was a World War II veteran who landed on the beach in Normandy, France.
Survivors include five sons, Kenneth Irvin YEAZEL, Argos; Allan Dale YEAZEL and wife Terry, Argos; Stephen Leroy and Mona YEAZEL, Monterey; Dennis Keith and Michele YEAZEL, Lake of the Woods; and Randall Owen and Kristy YEAZEL, Lake of the Woods; two daughters, Karen Darlene YEAZEL, Syracuse; and Susan Janelle and David RICHARDSON, Roann; 21 grandchildren, eight ste0-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one sister, Flossie DENNEY, Argos.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Leonard Bruce YEAZEL, three sisters, Cora DENNEY, Fern LYONS and Joy YEAZEL, and one brother, Dale YEAZEL.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with pastor Larry SHUTSKE, Bremen, officiating. Military graveside rites will be proviced by the James Lowell Corey American Legion Post No. 68 of Argos.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Charles G. Daniels
April 4, 1920 - Aug. 2, 2000
Charles G. "Garry" DANIELS, 80, 2912 Country Club Dr. East, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
Born in Paulding County, Ohio to Charles and Thelma KYSER DANIELS, he married Zanna D. DAVISSON on Oct. 17, 1942 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Daniels formerly owned the Blue Products Janitorial Supply Co., Rochester, and worked for Enyart's Hardware for the past 12 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Rochester Elks and Masonic lodges. Graduating from Rochester High School in 1938, he held the high school's 880-yard record and was a longtime holder of the 440-yard record. He was the first RHS athlete to win a state championship gold medal in track, finishing first in the 880 in 1938. Attending Indiana University, he was a member of the IU Big Ten track team and was honored as a 50-year member of the IU Club. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II where he was a flight instructor and fighter pilot.
Survivors include three daughers, Dianne SUTHERLAND, Shingletown, Calif., Debsie and husband Tom DYER, Indianapolis, and Denise DANIELS and fiance Mike JOHNSTON, Fishers; one son, Dr. Dan B. and wife Janice DANIELS, Evansville; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Jean REITER, South Bend.
Services were Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial was in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lake Manitou Association.

Monday, August 7, 2000

Irvin V. Yeazel
Nov. 19, 1915 - Aug. 4, 2000
Funeral services for former Argos resident Irvin Victor "Vic" YEAZEL, 84, who died at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Larry SHUTSKE of the Agape Fellowship, Bremen, officiating.
Friends may call from 608 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Societ.

Catherine A. Bollinger
Feb. 12, 1910 - August 6, 2000
Catherine [LENGEL] ALBER BOLINGER, 90, formerly of Argos, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Huntington to Peter and Gertrude LENGEL, she married Harold ALBER in 1949 in Wabash. He died in Decemer 1966. She married Oliver Earl BOLINGER on Nov. 20, 1971 in Wabash. He died on Nov. 23, 1993.
Mrs. Bolinger was deputy clerk for the Huntington Circuit Court, secretary to Mayor Roy Howell, and secretary to the Wabash County Plan Commission. A member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Wabash, she had been affiliated with the Walnut Church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos. She graduated from Huntington High School and was a member of the Extension Homemakers Club and Farm Bureau, both of Walnut Township. She moved from Wabash to Argos in 1971 and to Plymouth in 1993.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Esther and husband Roy REED, Plymouth, and Doris KINGSAFER, South Bend; one stepson, Edward and wife Peggy BOLINGER, Wheaton, Ill.; 10 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth and husband Cecil YOUNG, Fort Wayne; three nieces, Lois STELZEL and Barbara FORD, Huntington, and Patty SANDERS, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Marie HOLLEY, one stepson, Ora BOLINGER, and one step-grandson, Phillip REED.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Tony SCHNEIDERS officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, southeast of Argos. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Walnut Church of the Brethren Women's Fellowship.

Juanita I. Waddups
May 28, 1907 - Aug. 5, 2000
Juanita I. WADDUPS, 93, formerly of Logansport, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Kewanna to James and Nancy EVANS EPLER, she married Arthur F. WADDUPS on Feb. 1, 1929 in Grass Creek. He died on March 11, 1989.
Mrs.Waddups wasa homemaker and a member of Anoka United Methodist Church. She graduated from Kewanna High School in 1926.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty L. COOLEY and Bonnie SCHNEIB, both of Logansport; two sons, Ralph and wife Delores WADDUPS, Corpus Christi,Texas, and James and wife Bobbie WADDUPS, Logansport; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren.
She ws preceded in death by one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with the Rev. Scott ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elmer Holiday
Elmer HOLIDAY, 92, Kewanna, died at 6:50 a.m. today at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.

MIKE GRUBE, 48, STRICKEN ON LAKE
Rochester contractor and champion canoe racer Mike GRUBE, 48, sustained a massive heart attack while paddling on Lake Manitou and was pronounced dead at Woodlawn Hospital at 10:25 a.m. Saturday.
Woodlawn Hospital medics pickedhim up north of the Moose Lodge. He had been canoeing with a friend.
Grube, who earlier this summer had takan a vigorous hiking and paddling vacation to Alaska, organized the Round Barn Festival Canoe Race here for more than a decade. He was successful in canoe endurancr races throughout the Midwest.
He owned and operated Grube Construction, Rochester for 30 years, specializing in carpentry and roofing. Survivors include one son Shannon [GRUBE] and fiancee Larie BLACK; companion Roxie McNEW, Lebanon; mother Louise GRUBE, Rocheter; two sisters Connie Sue GRUBE, Logansport, and Janice SAWYER and husb and Thomas, Rochester; one brother Jerry GRUBE and wife Mary, Rochester. [see next item]

Michael A. Grube
May 18, 1952 - Aug. 5, 2000
Michael Alan GRUBE, 48, Kewanna, died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He suffered a heart attack while canoeing with a friend on Lake Manitou.
Born in Rochester to Walter F. and Louise EDDINGTON GRUBE, he married Regina M. WALLESKE on June 3, 1972 in Rochester. They later divorced.
Mr.Grube owned and operated Grube Construction, Rochester, for 30 years specializing in carpentry and roofing. He was a 1970 graduate of Rochester High School, where he played for the 1969 football team that won nine straight games before losing to North Manchester in the last game of the season. A U.S. Army National Guard member for six years, he was an avid canoeist and outdoorsman, enjoyed hiking and backpacking and travel. He was a past president of the Indiana Division of the United States Canoeing Association, and a winning canoe racer.
Survivors include one son Shannon M. GRUBE and fiance Laurie BLACK, Akron; companion Roxie McNEW, Lebanon; mother Louise M. GRUBE, Rochester; two sisters Connie Sue GRUBE, Logansport, and Janice and husband Thomas SAWYER, Rochester; and one brother Jerry R. and wife Mary GRUBE, Rochester; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father on June 14, 1987.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United States Canoeing Association.

Tuesday, August 8, 2000

Elmer E. Holiday
Sept. 21, 1907 - Aug. 7, 2000
Elmer E. HOLIDAY, 92, Kewanna, died at 6:40 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Fulton County to Daniel R. and Ida May MONTGOMERY HOLIDAY, he married Edith SIDERS on Jan. 24, 1934 in Osceola. She survives.
Mr. Holiday retired from farming at the age of 80 and lived in the house in which he was born. He was a member of Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church and past member of Olive Banch United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, David E. HOLIDAY, Kewanna, Richard W. and wife Helen HOLIDAY, Peru, and Roger O. and wife Darlene HOLIDAY, Wabash; two daughters, Ellen M. HOLIDAY, Colfax, Wash., and Margo HOLIDAY BEATY, Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one niece, Fern and husband Morris CARSON, Logansport.
He was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and a son-in-law, Norman BEATY in 1997.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Fulton, with the Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 9, 2000

James M. Holloway
Sept. 24, 1909 - Aug. 7, 2000
James Monroe HOLLOWAY, 90, Kewanna, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Tipton to Albert and Daisy QUINN HOLLOWAY, he married Anna BOLLINGER. She prececed in death. He married Maxine DUNCAN in 1945 in Mooresville. They later separated.
Mr. Holloway was a retired dairy farmer and worked at Allison Engineering, General Devides Company and International Harvester, all of Indianapolis. He moved to Rochester from Kewanna in 1996.
Survivors include four daughters, Beverly DWINELL, Louisville, Ky., Mary Ann and husband Bill CHESSER, Jasonville, Verna and husband Junior OLIVER, Rochester, and Faith Ellen and husband Bruce McCLAIN, Mooresville; four sons, James Lewis and wife Alberta HOLLOWAY, Martinsville, Mark Holloway, address unknown, Max and wife Ann HOLLOWAY, Rochester, and Joseph HOLLOWAY, Mooresville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and six brothers. He was the last of a family of 12 children.
A private family service is planned. Burial will be in Sharpsville Cemetery. No visitation or viewing is scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association and envelopes are available at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, who was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Van Meter Jr.
Robert "Bob" Van METER Jr., 58, Rochester, died at 10:08 a.m. today at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Edna M. Slagle
Oct. 8, 1906 - Aug. 9, 2000
Edna Marie SLAGLE, 93, Monticello, formerly of Argos, died at 4:17 a.m. today at Monticello Healthcare.
Born in South Whitley to Gideon and Millie DIMMICK WILLIAMSON, she married Eugene A. SLAGLE on Nov. 14, 1925 in South Whitley. He died on Sept. 12, 1988.
Mrs. Slagle was a homemaker, a member of Argos Bible Church, and a 50-year member of Eastern Star, Plymouth.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jean McCLINTIC, Monticello, and Janice Louise and husband Michael ALBRIGHT, Birmingham, Mich.; one son, Richard and wife Phyllis SLAGLE, South Bend; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel and husband Charles LONDT, Winter Springs, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant son, Gerald Arthur [SLAGLE]; two sisters, Icel BROCK and Dollie WILLIAMSON; two brothers, Merritt WILLIAMSON and Chester ARNETT; and one son-in-law, Wilmer McCLINTIC.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Mark FISHBURN officiating. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., or one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Argos Bible Church.

Robert E. Van Meter Jr.
Sept. 14, 1941 - Aug. 9, 2000
Robert E. Van METER Jr., 58, 1301 Pontiac St., died at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday at his home. Born in Linton to Robert E. Sr. and Elizabeth THOMPSON VAN METER, he married Sharon POLK on June 18, 1960 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Van Meter was a retired union plumber and superintendent for Burton Mechanical Contractors. He was past co-owner of Van-Clark Plumbing & Heating, Peru. He supervised the mechanical projects in the building of Logansport High School, Argos High School, Winamac Elementary and High School, Plymouth Courthouse and Logansport Mall. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 172 and served in the U.S. Navy on the submarine U.S.S. Sea Poacher.
Survivors include two daughters, Laura Louise Van METER, Rochester, and Betsy and husband Rick WORDEN, Walton; two sons, Robert E. III and wife Becky Van METER, Rochester, and Lewis and wife Jennifer Van METER, Crown Point; five grandchildren, Joshua [Van METER], Bailey [Van METER] and Skyler Van METER, and Lynnelee [WORDEN] and Derrick WORDEN; one sister, Suzee TAYLOR, Tallahassee, Fla.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Will LAWSON and Ed CLARK officiating. Graveside military services conducted by Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Fund or Trinity United Methodist Church.

Gene R. Johnson
June 10, 1939 - Aug. 8, 2000
Gene Ronald JOHNSON, 61, Medford, Ore., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday in his home.
Born in Egeland, N.D., to Axel and Lilly HALLER JOHNSON, he married Sharon GIST in 1958 in Arizona. They divorced. He married Patricia WILSON on June 11, 1998 in Medford. She survives.
Mr. Johnson owned Gene's VW, Rochester, a Volkswagon repair shop in Medford and a gun shop in Central Point, Ore. He enjoyed raising horses and cattle, restoring classic cars, hunting and playing cards. He was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post 36 and the C.A.S.O. Car Club and Moose Lodge, both in Medford. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he was a service rapairman on tanks from 1956-58. He graduated from Egeland High School.
Survivors include four sons, Howard [JOHNSON] and Steve JOHNSON, Rochester, Rick JOHNSON, Tippecanoe, and Wes WILSON of West Fir, Ore.; three daughters, Deanne STULTS, Rochester, Jodie GIORGI and Suzi JOHNSON, Medford; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six brothers, Robert "Bob" JOHNSON, Central Point, Ore., Laverne JOHNSON, Coos Bay, Ore., Jim [JOHNSON] and Jerry JOHNSON, Rochester, Walter PETRUCK, Medford; and Herman PETRUCK, LaCrescenta, Calif; two sisters, Evelyn MILLER, Medford, and Penny KEARNS, Tuunga, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jack JOHNSON and John PETRUCK, and sisters Joyce WOLFE and Minnie PETRUCK.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore., with the Rev. David CAMPBELL of Ashland, Ore., officiating. Friends may call from 3-7:30 p.m. at CentralValley Chapel, Central Valley Cremation & Funeral Care, 800 S. Front St., Central Point, Ore, is handling arrangements.

Friday, August 11, 2000

Myrtle I. Vermillion
Myrtle Irene VERMILLION, 77, Argos, died at 1:14 a.m. today at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Clara E. Osborn
Clara E. OSBORN, 84, Kewanna, died Wednesday at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Inc., Kewanna.

Mary H. Coffing
Aug. 30, 1917 - Aug. 10, 2000
Mary Helen COFFING, 82, Twelve Mile, died at 9:08 a.m.Thursdayh at her son's home.
Born in Cass County to George and Ruth McFARLAND JOHNSTON, she married Charles Emerson COFFING on April 12, 1942 in Cass County. He died on Nov. 9, 1981.
Mrs. Coffing was a homemaker and an employee of Woodlawn Hospital and Alpha Industries. She and her husband also farmed.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara and husband Steve MATTHEWS, Evansville, and Virginia and husband Larry GRANDSTAFF, Logansport; two sons, Dan and wife Susie COFFING, Noblesville, and George and wife Vickie COFFING, Rochester; 12 grandchildren, Georjeta and husband Michael YEARGEAN; Jason and wife Haley COFFING; Samantha and husband Kyle SCHANLAUB; Steven and wife Krisy MATTHEWS; Scott and wife Melissa GRANDSTAFF; Kathrin and hsband Barry TAYLOR; Joshua [COFFING], Jessica [COFFING] Danielle [COFFING], and Charles COFFING; Eric [MATTHEWS] and Sarah MATTHEWS; seven great-grandchildren, Austin YEARGEAN, Jesse GARRISON, Ryan COFFING, Krysta SCHANLAUB, Mackenzie [GRANDSTAFF] and Taylor [GRANDSTAFF], and Zachary MATTHEWS.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Grace Ellen JOHNSTON.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cass County Cancer Society.

Robert E. Van Meter Jr.
Sept. 14, 1941 - Aug. 9, 2000
Robert E. Van METER Jr., 58, 1301 Pontiac St., died at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
Born in Linton to Robert E. Sr. and Elizabeth THOMPSON Van METER, he married Sharon POLK on June 18, 1960 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Van Meter was a retired union plumber and superintendent for Burton Mechanical Contractors. He was past co-owner of Van-Clark Plumbing & Heating, Peru. He supervised the mechanical projects in the building of Logansport High School, Argos High School, Winamac Elementary and High School, Plymouth Courthouse and Logansport Mall. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 172 and served in the U. S. Navy on the submarine U.S.S. Sea Poacher.
Survivors include two daughters, Laura Louise Van METER, Rochester, and Betsy and husband Rick WORDEN, Walton; two sons, Robert E. III and wife Becky Van METER, Rochester, and Lewis and wife Jennifer Van METER, Crown Point; five grandchildren, Joshua [Van METER], Bailey [Van METER] and Skyler Van METER, and Lynnelee [WORDEN] and Derrick WORDEN; his father, Tallahassee, Fla.; one sister, Suzee TAYLOR, Tallahassee, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Will LAWSON and Ed CLARK officiating. Graveside military services conducted by Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Fund or Trinity United Methodist Church.

Elaine E. Wolford
April 11, 1933 - Aug. 11, 2000
Elaine Etta BAROS WOLFORD, 750 East 425 North, died at 8 a.m. today at her home.
Born in North Liberty to Frank C. and Gladys DAVIS BAROS, she married Roy WOLFORD on Nov.27, 1959 in North Liberty. He survives at home.
A registered nurse, she was a 1954 graduate of Holy Cross School of Nursing, South Bend. She was head nurse of the seventh floor at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend from 1954-59. After moving to Rochester she worked at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester Nursing Home, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, and the private practices of William Fish, D.O., and Pedro G. DelRosario, M.D.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen and husband Gary SCOTT, Macy; two sons, Kevin L. and wife Deb. WOLFORD, Plymouth, and Keith and wife Tricia WOLFORD, Allen, Texas; two granddaughters, Elizabeth [WOLFORD] and Amanda WOLFORD, Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James BAROS in 1936.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday atFoster & Good Funeral Home,Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, North Liberty. Private family viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus, Cancer Treatment.

Saturday, August 12, 2000

Clara E. Osborn
March 4, 1916 - Aug. 9, 2000
Clara E. OSBORN, 84, Kewanna, died at 7 pm. Wednesday at her home.
Born in Tyner, Marshall County, Ind., to Zenith and Bertha WHITE McCREARY, she married Roy WALLICK in 1934 in Peru. He died in 1944. She married Oscar W. MANNIES in 1947 in Peru. He died in 1960. She married William H. OSBORN in 1961 in Logansport. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Osborn was a retired sales clark at Woolco Department Store, Phoenix, Ariz., and was formerly employed by RBM, Logansport. She was a member of Church of Christ, Kewanna; FVT Ladies Auxiliary, Kewanna; and RSVP, Rochester. She was interested in handicrafts and volunteered for many charities.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol WILLIAMS, Kaukauna, Wis., and Marilyn HOFF, Kewanna; one step-daughter, Jean WATERS, Florida; one sister, Wilma KINNEY, Peru; one step-daughter-in-law, Rachel MILLER, Peru; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ralph [McCREARY], Laverne [McCREARY], Jerry [McCREARY] and Paul [McCREARY]; one granddaughter, Renee HOFF; and one step-son, Oscar MANNIES Jr.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with the Revs. Cliff GANO and Keith [KINNEY] and Gene KINNEY officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Monday, August 14,2000

Myrtle I. Vermillion
March 27, 1923 - Aug. 11, 2000
Myrtle Irene VERMILLION, 77, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Richland Center to William and Rose WHITESELL, she married Earl JOHNSON on Oct. 3, 1946. He died on Feb. 23, 1963. She married Hervey O. VERMILLION on Nov. 9, 1965. He died on Nov. 20, 1991.
Mrs. Vermillion ws a homemaker and enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls. She attended Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.
Survivors include special friend, Charles SUMEY, at home; four daughters, Joan and husband Butch GUYSE, Fulton, Shirley and husband Arthur POOR, Plymouth, Betty Jean and husband Floyd BRADLEY, Rochester, and Joann GRAHAM, Mishawaka; four sons, Harry and wife Jackie JOHNSON, Argos, Robert and wife Sheila JOHNSON,Bremen, Daniel and wife Elizabeth JOHNSON, Plymouth, Earl Dean and wife Debra JOHNSON, Rochester; four stepdaughters, Barbara and husband Warren HARNER, Phyllis and husband James BUCHANAN, all of Plymouth, Grace and husband Ken GILLAHAM, Chili, and Florence JOHNSON, Bremen; one stepson, Robert and wife Janet VERMILLION, Lakeville; 45 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia CHEW, Lakeville, and Mary CALHOUN, Plymouth; two brothers, Louis [CALHOUN] and Johnny and wife Betty CALHOUN, all of Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one stepson, Jacob JOHNSON, one granddaughter, Tricia JOHNSON, one grandson-in-law, Fabian FUENTES and two sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday or one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be madeto the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

Margaret L. Calhoun
Oct. 3,d 1932 - Aug. 9, 2000
Margaret BRUCKER CALHOUN, Tavares, Fla., died 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Hospice House of Lake and Sumter Counties, Tavares.
Born in Monterey to Carl and Helen BRUCKER, she married Jack A. CALHOUN in 1951. He survives.
Mrs. Calhoun owned and operated Calhoun's V&S Variety Store for 27 years. Upon retiring she and husband Jack moved to Florida. She was a lifetime member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority, an active member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Terre Coupee, where she belonged to the Rosary Sodality and was a past president of the New Carlisle Business and Professionals Association. She enjoyed bowling and sponsored a team for several years.
Survivors include five children, Janice and husband Roger HOLSTON, Walkerton, David CALHOUN, South Bend, Robert CALHOUN, Jacksonville, Fla., Michael CALHOUN and Judith and husband Ivan MARK, both of Mishawaka; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Marvin BRUCKER, Coldiron, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Stanislaus Kistka Church. Burial will follow in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where a combined parish and Rosary Sodality rosary will beprayed at 7 p.m., and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., New Carlisle. Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Lake and Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778-9660.

Clara E. Osborn
March 4, 1916 - Aug. 9, 2000
Clara E. OSBORN, 84, Kewanna, died at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.
Born in Tyner to Zenith and Bertha WHITE McCREARY, she married Roy WALLICK in 1934. He died in 1944. She married Oscar W. MANNIES in Peru in 1937. He died 1960. She married William H. OSBORN in Logansport in 1961. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Osborn was a rtird sales clerk at Woolco Dept. Store, Phoenix, Ariz., and worked for RBM, Logansport. She was a member of Church of Christ and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, both in Kewanna, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Rochester. She was interested in crafts and volunteered for many charities.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol WILLIAMS, Kaukauna, Wisc., Marilyn HOFF, Kewanna; two granddaughters; eight step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Jean WATERS, Florida; one sister, Wilma KINNEY, Peru; one stepdaughter-in-law, Rachel MILLER, Peru.
She was preceded in death by one stepson, Oscar MANNIES Jr., one granddaughter, Renee HOFF, and four brothers, Ralph [McCREARY], Laverne [McCREARY], Jerry [McCREARY] and Paul [McCREARY].
Services were at 1 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with the Revs. Cliff GANO and Keith [KINNEY] and Gene KINNEY officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends called from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Helen E. Vore
Helen Elizabeth VORE, 82, died at 6:50 p.m. on Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Martha L. Scherer
May 13, 1938 - August 14, 2000
Martha L. SCHERER, 62, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday at her Peru home.
Born in Marion to Carl and Modena COX LEININGER, she married Ralph SCHERER on Dec. 19, 1975 in Mexico. He died on April 24, 1998.
Mrs. Scherer was a civil service worker at Grissom Air Force Base.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ann TURNER and Laura and husband John BARRETT, both of Peru; two sons, Larry and wife Marni CORRIGAN, Noblesville, and Tim TURNER, address unknown; one granddaughter, Faith BARRETT, Peru.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nichols Cemetery, Akron, with the Rev. Harold LEININGER officiating. There is no visitation planned. Memorials may be made to Wabash-Miami County Home Healthcare & Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Paul R. Martin
Dec. 18, 1994 - Aug. 14, 2000
BOY, 5, DIES IN ACCIDENT
Five-year-old Paul Ray MARTIN, 2858 E. Fulton County Road 650 North, was killed Monday at his family farmsteads when he was run over by a tractor.
Fulton County sheriff's deputies and paramedics were called to a pole barn at the Martin residence near Tiosa at 7:22 p.m. Monday. Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fulton County Coroner Jon GOOD said the boy was riding on the back of a John Deere 2010 farm tractor driven by his father, Duane. He jumped off the hitch, but the tractor was in reverse and ran over him. The father was trying to maneuver some equipment in the barn at the time, Good said.
Another child on the tractor was not hurt.
Good cited head injuries as the immediate cause of death.
Funeral arrangements for Paul Ray Martin, son of Duane and Susan, are pending at Foster and Good Funeral Home.
Paul Ray MARTIN, 5, died at 7:18 p.m. Monday at his home as the result of a farm accident.
Born in Rochester to Duane M. and Susan I. RAMER MARTIN, he lived his entire life here.
Survivors include his parents, at home; two sisters, Darlene [MARTIN], 9, and Dorcas MARTIN, 1, at home; one brother, Jerold MARTIN, 4, at home; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Esther RAMER, Carson City, Mo.; paternal grandparents Ivan and Ellen MARTIN, Goshen; great-grandparents, Elmer and Lizzie IMHOFF, John and Catherine MARTIN, and Lawrence and Anna MARTIN, all of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by a stillborn sister, Christine MARTIN, one great-grandmother, Mary IMHOFF, and great-grandparents, Samuel and Martha RAMER.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tippecanoe Old Order Mennonite Church, Newcastle Township, with Home Ministry and their associates officiating. Burial will be in Tippecanoe Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Newcastle Township. Friends may call from 2-8 Wednesday at the family's home. The family requested no flowers be sent. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

Wednesday, August 16, 2000

David M. McCoige
David M. McCOIGE, 60, Plymouth, died at 1:47 a.m. today in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Thursday, August 17, 2000

David M. McCoige
Sept. 16, 1939 - Aug. 16, 2000
David M. McCOIGE, 61, Plymouth, died at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Culver to Chester and Alta SHULTZ McCOIGE, he married Carol LUCAS in July 1958 in Culver. They divorced. In July 1977 he married Sarah Geneva KEEFE in Plymouth. She dies on Dec. 31, 1995.
Mr. McCoige was a construction worker for T & M Boiler Co., South Bend. He was a member of the Lapaz American Legion.
Survivors include one daughter, Pamela C. SHAMO and husband James M., Lakeville; one son, Michael D. McCOIGE, Plymouth; three stepdaughters, Deborah VOYNOVICH, South Bend, Sherry HOWE, Logansport, and Denise BETKER, Beloit, Wisc.; one stepson, James KEEFE and wife Sue, Plymouth; four grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard McCOIGE and wife Sally, Bremen, and Robert McCOIGE and wife Chris, Goshen. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Harold A. Harmon
May 14, 1914 - Aug. 16, 2000
Harold A. HARMON, 86, Peru, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Born in Miami County to Earl and Jennie LaRUE HARMON, he married Virginia Mae REED on May 7, 1950. She died Dec. 25, 1997.
Mr. Harmon, a farmer and school bus driver for Gilead and North Miami Schools for 31 years, retired in 1980.
Survivors include two sons, Willis [HARMON] and Gerald HARMON, Roann; four grandchildren, Ashley [CARROLL] and Jeremy CARROLL, Ashley [HARMON] and Cassandra HARMON, all of Roann; one brother Lowell HARMON, Peru.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons and one brother.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Olive Branch Church of God, 4581 E. 1200 N., Roann, with the Rev. Lowell BURNS officiating. Burial will be in the Roann Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa, Roann. Memorials may be made to Olive Branch Church of God.

Helen E. Vore
May 26, 1918 - Aug. 14, 2000
Helen Elizabeth VORE, 82, Kewanna, died at 6:00 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Hagerstown, Md. to Paul and Goldie ROBERTSON MYERS, she married Alvie A. VORE Sr., on Sept. 26, 1941 in Logansport. He died Dec. 23, 1992.
Mrs. Vore worked at Ball Band, Mishawaka, Kingsbury Ordnance Plant and American Rubber Co. A member of the Kewanna Lions Club, she resided in Lake Bruce for 25 years, having come from North Judson.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Sue and husband Gerald SULLIVAN, Rolling Prairie and Merry E. and husband James ZEPIK, Winamac; one son, Alvie V. VORE, Jr., Kewanna; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue and husband Ruben DILLER, Hagerstown, Md., and Virginia DRUISE, Waynesboro, Penn.; one brother, Charles "Billy" MYERS, Waynesboro, Pa., one half-sister, Catherine CHANEY, Hagerstown, Pa., one half-b rother, Buddy WOLFORD, Jamestown, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Lester Lee FARRIS; one great-grandson, Alexandra WOLFE; two sisters and one brother.
Services are at 7 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil LAKE officiating. Burial will ber at Walton I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Fricay, August 18, 2000

Richard L. Canaday
Sept. 20, 1943 - Aug. 15, 2000
Richard Lee CANADAY, 56, Indianapolis, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday in Augusta County, Va.
Born in Staton Island, N.Y., to Jean KOSER CANADAY, he married Cheryl Ann PAQUETTE.
Mr. Canaday was a courier for Special Dispatch and had worked for Osco Drugs, both in Indianapolis.
Survivors include one daughter, Kelly Janeen CANADAY, Indianapolis; two sons, Joshua [CANADAY], Portland, Ore.; Shawn [CANADAY], Louisville, Ky.; one grandson, Nicholas CANADAY, Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Karen GARVIN, Richmond, Va.; five brothers, Tim KOSER, Pennsylvania; Mike FRANZ, Maryland, Greg [BAIR] and Jeff BAIR and Ed BAIR, Atlanta, Ga.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers - Castleton Chapel. Burial will be private. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Canaday Family 'Trust, c/o First Indiana Bank.

Tyren N. Canaday
March 21, 1995 - Aug. 15, 2000
Tyren Nathaniel CANADAY, 5, died Tuesday in Augusta County, Va.
He would have attended kindergarten at the Internation School of Indianapolis and he collected trains, enjoyed bike riding and helping others.
Survivors include his mother, Kelly Janeen CANADAY; father, Corey STURGHISS, both of Indianapolis; one half-sister, Korianna BROWN, Indianapolis; grandmothers, Cheryl A. CANADAY, Indianapolis, and Sharon ARNOLD; great-grandparnts Mr. and Mrs. Donald PAQUETTE, Minneapolis, Minn.; an uncle, Joshua CANADAY, Portland, Ore.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shirley Brothers Fishers - Castleton Chapel. Burial will be private. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Canaday Family Trust, c/o First Indiana Bank.

Lawrence A. Keaffaber
July 13, 1930 - Aug. 17, 2000
Lawrence A. KEAFFABER, 70, Wabash, formerly of Warsaw, died at 3:31 p.m. Thursday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born in Wabash County to Reuben and Thelma AUGHINBAUGH KEAFFABER, he married Anna L. SHOEMAKER on Oct. 8, 1960 in Leesburg. She died May 16, 1995.
He had worked at Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, and served in the U. S. Army.
Survivors include three sons, Larry and wife Billie KEAFFABER, W. Virginia; Gary and wife Tami KEAFFABER and Kerry KEAFFABER, all of Macy; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie TUCKER, Lagro; Gloria Ann MATTERN, Wabash.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be at Laketon Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 19, 2000

[no obits]

Monday, August 21, 2000

Grass Creek Resident Killed
Grass Creek resident Christopher FOWLER, 27, was killed early Sunday when he was run over by a car driven by his roommate.
Police said Fowler died of multiple internal injuries. He was laying in the middle of Fulton County Road 900 West, about 200 yeards from his 9651 S. County Road 900 West home when he was run over, said Deputy Walker CONLEY.
Police records state Fowler's roommate, Robert DRAPER, reported to police 2:31 a.m. he had just hit Fowler.
Police said the two had been at a party nearby. Fowler left first, evidently deciding to walk home, which should have taken 20 to 25 minutes. Draper left about 45 minutes later in his car. Police said his vehicle crested a hill and he saw Fowler too late to avoit hitting him.
Conley said he is still investigating. He is waiting for toxicology test results.
Fowler's death was the second such one in a week. On Tuesday, Paul R. MARTIN, 5, 2858 E. Fulton County Road 650 North, died after being run over by a tractor in the family barn.

Dr. Edison W. Kochenderfer
April 9, 1907 - Aug. 19, 2000
Dr. Edison W. KOCHENDERFER, 93, 1605 Madison St., Apt. 2, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday at ExtandaCare, Rochester.
Born in Rochester in the first frame residence hospital known as Woodlawn to George Washington and Lucy Jane GOOD KOCHENDERFER, he married LaVerne R. LEWANDOWSKI on Jan. 6, 1962 in Chicago, Ill. She survives.
He resided on the family farm in Newcastle Township until age 10 when his family moved to Cornell, Wisc. He was a physician and teacher in the Chicago western suburbs for over 40 years, returning to Rochester in 1972.
He graduated from Eau Claire High School and the University of Eau Claire, in Wisconsin, with a Bachelor of Science degree and had a Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa with a major in biochemistry. He did research work on lecithin at the University of Iowa, research on atherosclerosis at the National Institute of Health at Bethesda, Md., and research on radioactive isotope methodology at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. His career spanned 43 years. He had been principal at Barron High School, Barron, Wisc., for four years and taught at Marengo, Ill., for two and a half years. He was scout master for seven years at Marengo, Barron and Eau Claire.
A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves during World War II, he taught chemistry, physics and aviation at Proviso Township High School, Maywood, Ill., for over 33 years. He taught evenings at the Academy for Adults, Chicago, for 10 years, practiced as a physician for 20 years in Maywood and Forest Park, Ill., teaching three years at the National College of Chiropractics, Lombard, Ill., during this time.
Since returning to Rochester he worked with the elderly as co-director of the Fulton County Council on Aging for two years, was past president of the Fulton County AARP chapter for two years, chariman of the Fulton County RSVP Board for one year, lectured for the American Cancer Society for one year, was a member of the Indiana State Advisory Council on Aging and the Aged, was assistant State Director for the National AARP for four years, serving Northern Indiana, was a 50-year member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 79, Rochester, where he was a past master, was a member of the Scottish Rite, South Bend, and the Shrine Mizpah Temple, Ft. Wayne, and was an elder and Sunday school teacher at the First Christian Church, where he was very active.
Survivors include twin daughters, Pat RIDLER, Carrollton, Tex., and Nancy TRIEBES and husband Kenneth, San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren, Robyn RIDLER, Boston, Mass., Karl TRIEBES, Santa Clara, Calif., and Steve TRIEBES, Tokyo, Japan; one sister, Hester SHIELDS, Minneapolis, Minn.; and six nephews and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Naomi PETERSON, two brothers, Wayne [KOCHENDERFER] and Howard [KOCHENDERFER], and a nephew, Melvin [KOCHENDERFER].
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Bill RIGGS officiating. Burial will be at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic Lodge 79 will conduct a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Arden R. Butts
Nov. 12, 1922 - Aug. 20, 2000
Arden Ray BUTTS, 77, Spartanburg, S.C., died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, to the late Phil and Mildred KNOLL BUTTS. He married Laurine KELLEY BUTTS. She survives.
He was a retired project supervisor at Koontz Wagner Electricians, South Carolina.
Survivors include one son, Phillip BUTTS, Spartanburg.
Services will be held at a later date. Burial is at Northshore Memorial Gardens, Hagar Shore, Mich.

Rev. Loyd Holifield
The Rev. Loyd HOLIFIELD, 58,894 West Shore Dr., Culver, died Sunday afternoon from an apparent heart attack in St. Joseph's Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.
He was the vicar of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Culver.
Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Suicide Near Kewanna
A 19-year-old man killed himself Monday night at home near Kewanna.
Lance Corey STEVENS, 19, was pronounced dead at his home, 11113 W. Fulton County Road 250 South, police said today.
Police records say officers were called to that address at 11:46 p.m. Steven's stepfather Klise SAVAGE reported an attempted suicide.
When officers arrived they found Stevens dead of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. Fulton County Coroner Jon GOOD ruled the death a suicide. Cause of death was a .22-caliber rifle shot to the chest, Good said.
No other information was available today.

Everett E. Krueger
April 1, 1918 - Aug. 19, 2000
Everett E. KRUEGER, 82, Zephyrhills, Fla., died Saturday at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Danforth, Ill., to George and Esther HEILDMAN, he married Olive COOPER. She survives.
Mr. Krueger was a self-employed farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruth KRUEGER, Stockton, Calif.; two brothers, Willard [KRUEGER], Gilman, Ill., and Ronald [KRUEGER], Crescent City, Ill.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were today at Kelly Funeral Home, Zephyrhills. Burial was at Oak Side Cemetery.

Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Edwin L. Cox
July 17, 1924 - Aug. 22, 2000
Edwin L. COX, 76, Logansport, died at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born in Muncie to Roy C. and Ruth AMBURN COX, he married Dorothy COFFMAN.
Mr. Cox was a Conrail Railroad worker and served in the U.S. Army in WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Logansport; two daughers, Karen COX, Logansport, Barbara and husband Kenny MILLER, Rochester; one son, Mic and wife Janet [COX], Rochester; four granddaughters, Cathy CUMMINS, Andrea MILLER and Lori MILLER, Rochester, and Cindy TRENT, Fulton; one grandson, Alan SCHWANTE, Rochester; one brother Joe and wife Meredythe [COX], California.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport. There are no services.

Lance C. Stevens
Nov. 10, 1981 - Aug. 21, 2000
Lance C. STEVENS, 18, Kewanna, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday at his residence.
A construction worker who enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was born in Logansport to Timothy A. STEVENS, Sr. and Ginny WARFIELD.
Survivors include his father, Morehead, Ky.; mother and stepfather, Ginny and Klise SAVAGE, Kewanna; one son, Brantin STEVENS, Kewanna; one brother, Timothy A. STEVENS, Jr., Rochester; maternal grandmother, Thelma WARFIELD, Kewanna; paternal grandparents, Brenda and Stanley STEVENS, Delong; maternal stepgrandmother, Mitzie SAVAGE, Rochester.
Preceding in death were one brother, his maternal grandfather and stepgrandfather.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Robert COLLINS officiating. Burial is at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. until services Friday. Memorials

Clara E. Osborn
March 4, 1916 - Aug. 9, 2000
Clara E. OSBORN, 84, Kewanna, died Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at her residence.
Born in Tyner to Zenith and Bertha WHITE McCREARY, she married Roy WALLICK in 1934 in Peru. He died in 1944. She married Oscar W. MANNIES in 1947 in Peru. He died in 1960. She married William H. OSBORN in 1961 in Logansport. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Osborn was a retired sales clerk of Woolco department store, Phoenix, Ariz., and worked at RBM Corp., Logansport. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Kewanna, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Kewanna, and RSVP, Rochester. She was interested inh handicrafts and volunteered for many charities.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol WILLIAMS, Kaukauna, Wisc., Marilyn HOFF, Kewanna; one stepdaughter, Jean WATERS, Florida; one stepdaughter-in-law, Rachel MILLER, Peru; one sister, Wilma KINNEY; one brother, Lewis and wife Helen OSBORN; one sister, Leota and husband Hobart WEST; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were one stepson, Oscar MANNIES, Jr.; one granddaughter, Renee HOFF; four brothers, Ralph {McCREARY], Laverne [McCREARY], Jerry [McCREARY], and Paul [McCREARY].
Services were Aug. 14 at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.

Mary G. McSherry
Mary G. McSHERRY, 100, Claypool, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Donald A. McGowen
March 6, 1919 - Aug. 22, 2000
Donald A. "Pete" McGOWEN, 81, Mentone, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Bert and Bessie SILVEUS McGOWEN, he married Katherine E. MARTIN in 1952 in Atwood. She survives.
Mr. McGowen, who worked at Manwaring Farms Inc., Mentone, earned a U.S. Army Bronze Star in the South Pacific during WWII.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Charles W. "Mable" MILLER, Rochester, Belva HIBSCHMAN, Buchanan, Mich.; one brother Dale and wife Vi McGOWEN, Mentone.
Preceding in death were his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, August 24, 2000

Robert H. Hooks
June 23, 1932 - Aug. 23, 2000
Robert Harold HOOKS, 68, Wabash, died Wednesday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born in Jellico,Tenn., to Moss and Sophie O'BRIEN HOOKS, Mr. Hooks retired in 1994 from Celotex, Lagro. He was a member of the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church. He was raised in Kentucky and moved toWabash in 1960. He served in the U. S. Army.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Arlie (Elizabeth) HALL, Wabash; two brothers, Junior [HOOKS], Athens and Lougene [HOOKS], Peru.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Chapel, 1177 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Ralph JOHNSON officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery, Akron. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.

Mary G. McSherry
May 14, 1900 - Aug. 23, 2000
Mary G. McSHERRY, 100, Claypool, died Wednesday at 1:30 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to Frederick and Dora Alice TUCKER McSHERRY, she graduated from Burket High School in 1920.
A homemaker, she was a lifetime area resident.
Survivors include one brother, Wilbur and wife Helen [McSHERRY], Claypool and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents, five sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Steve AUSTIN and Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial is at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine.

Harold L. Greer
July 28, 1915 - Aug. 23, 2000
Harold L. GREER, 85, Bourbon, died at 3:16 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Logansport to Jessie and Bessie BOWMAN GREER, he married Zella LAYMAN Sept. 3, 1939. She survives.
He was a farmer who lived in the Bourbon area for 20 years. He was a champion dartball player. He attended Tippecanoe Community Church and was a member of Farm Bureau.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy and husband Rob CUSSEN, Wabash; two sons, Eldon and wife Mary GREER, Bourbon, and Dean and wife Sue GREER, Mulberry; one brother Paul and wife Evelyn [GREER], Wabash; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday in the Tippecanoe Community Church with Rev. Ken TODD and Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating. Burial is in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home, 115 S. Main Street, Bourbon.

Dale E. Holloway
Dale E. HOLLOWAY, State Road 25, Rochester, died Wednesday evening at the Roudebush Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Everett E. Krueger
April 16, 1918 - Aug. 19, 2000
Everett E. KRUEGER, 82, Zephyrhills, Fla., died Saturday at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills.
Born in Danforth, Ill., to George and Esther HEILDMAN KRUEGER, he married Olive COOPER. She survives.s
Mr. Krueger was a self employed farmer and a U. S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruth KRUEGER, Stockton, Calif.; two brothers, Willard [KRUEGER], Gilman, Ill., and Ronald [KRUEGER], Crescent City, Ill.; one sister, Mardelle GOLLER, Rochester; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were Monday at Kelly Funeral Home, Zephyrhills. Burial was at Oak Side Cemetery.

Friday, August 25, 2000

Dale E. Holloway
Feb. 15, 1921 - Aug. 23, 2000
Dale E. HOLLOWAY, 79, Indiana 25, Rochester, died at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday at Roudebush Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Burket to Charles and Zella SLIFE HOLLOWAY, he graduated in 1939 from Plymouth High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A carpenter and contractor, he collected guns and antique tools. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling.
He is survived by three daughters, Vickie HOLLOWAY, Plymouth, Pam and husband Roger DENNEY, Argos, and Darlene RIEWOLDT, Bourbon; two brothers, Ronald and wife Helen [HOLLOWAY], Plymouth, and Lowell and wife Ann [HOLLOWAY], Mesa, Ariz.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one cousin, Frank HOLLOWAY, Plymouth; several nieces and nephews.
He was precededin death by his parents and one grandson, James Matthew RIEWOLDT.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, with Rev. Doug JIVIDEN officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral Home. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Military graveside services will be performed by the Plymouth V.F.W. Post 1162. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

Marie E. Bouse
Aug. 19, 1915 - Aug. 21, 2000
Marie E. BOUSE, 85, Silver Lake, died Monday at Warsaw Community Hospital.
Born in Silver Lake to Oznolla and Ralph MONTEL, she married Wayne BOUSE Oct. 25, 1934. He survives.
Survivors include two daughters, Roberta and husband Larry TUCKER, Warsaw, and Nancy and husband George KROM, Rochester; one son, Terry and wife Susan [BOUSE], Silvr Lake; one son-in-law, John REED, Salem, Va.; 15 grandchildren, including Kristi and husband John KERTZMEIER, Kim and husband Bill WOJCIK, Wayne and wife Johnie KROM, and Ivy KROM; 24 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alice HASTY, Carmel, Florence and husband Jack SHIPLEY, Goshen, and Mabel ENYART, Silver Lake; two brothers, Ralph and wife Margaret [MONTEL], Warsaw, and Merl and wife Leslie [MONTEL], Pierceton.
Preceding in death were her parents, one daughter, Marlene REED, Aug. 12, three sisters and two grandchildren.
Services wereheld Wednesday at Eel River Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake.

Saturday, August 26, 2000

Daniel R. Kupke
Dec. 21, 1957 - Aug. 22, 2000
Daniel Richard KUPKE, 42, Moss Point, Miss., and formerly of Kewanna and Yeoman,Ind., died Tuesday at his residence.
Born in Gary to Arthur Richard and Regina Marie JONES KUPKE, he married Renee E. PERRY on March 9, 1996 in Yeoman. She survives.
Mr. Kupke was a truck driver. He lived in MIssissippi for three years.
Survivors include his wife, Renee E. KUPKE, Moss Point, Miss.; one daughter, Stephanie L. (Mike) MALCHOW, Star City; one stepdaughter, Julie Lee PETERSON, Moss Point, Miss.; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn MALCHOW; parents Arthur Richard and Regina Marie KUPKE, Winamac; maternal grandmother Mildred Marie CORTER,Winamac; paternal grandmother, Charlotte THEIN, Grafton, Wis.; one brother, Mike (Jackie) KUPKE, Goshen; one niece, Hillary KUPKE; one nephew, Jack KUPKE; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Robyn [KUPKE].
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with Pastor Matthew B. WOODS officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bruce Lake. Friends may call from noon until the time of services Sunday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to Organ and Tissue Donation.

Monday, August 28, 2000

Norman W. Cumberland
Jan. 14, 1922 - Aug. 26, 2000
Norman W. CUMBERLAND, 78, 916 Park Street, Rochester, died at 9:29 p.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born in Chili to Thomas W. and Jesse SNYDER CUMBERLAND, he married Ruby I. KEESEY Dec. 12, 1941 in Marion. She survives.
Mr. Cumberland had worked for "ButtermilkBob" Moore and Forest Farms Products, Rochester, and drove for disabled veterans. He served in Europe in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a Rochester First Christian Church deacon and member of Masonic Lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine, and Rochester's American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William (Kathy) HARTZLER, Twelve Mile; one son, Randy and wife Mary Clare CUMBERLAND, Warsaw; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Prededing in death were three brothers, Acil [CUMBERLAND], Orville [CUMBERLAND] and Raymond [CUMBERLAND]; two sisters, Mildred WILSON and Mary EISENMAN.
Services are at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Bill RIGGS officiating. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, conducted by Rochester Masonic Lodge Post 79. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services. Burial is at I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Rochester or the Heart Association.

Michele L. Fritz
Jan. 1, 1949 - Aug. 26, 2000
Michele L. FRITZ, 51, Mexico, died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday at Saint Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in West Virginia to Billy and Virginia CARR HENLINE, she married Douglas Lee FRITZ on June 17, 1971 in Valley Head W. Va. He survives.
Mrs. Fritz was a homemaker and a member of the Mexico American Baptist Church and Mexico Baptist Womens Group.
Survivors include her parents, Elkins, W. Va.; two sons, Douglas Lee FRITZ, Jr., Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and Robert William [FRITZ], Mexico; two grandchildren, Jessica Katlyn [FRITZ] and James Robert FRITZ; three sisters, Sharon JONES, Beth CHANNEL, Elkins W. Va., and Susie HENLINE, Washington, D.C.; one brother, Robert HENLINE, Elkins, W. Va.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mexico American Baptist Church, Denver, with Rev. Manfred von HARTEN officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Mexico, and one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be made to the Mexico Baptist Church.

Tuesday, August 29, 2000

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Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Helen Slone
Oct. 14, 19-- - Aug. 29, 2000
Helen SLONE, 53, 6739 Indiana 25, died Tuesday at 11:57 a.m. at Harborside Healthcare, New Haven.
Born in Hammond to Joe and Alice CHALBERT EVANATZ, she married Clifford SLONE on Jan. 6, 1968. He survives.
Mrs. Slone was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in Burket. She was a member of God's Highway to Heaven Church, Warsaw.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John (Kathryn) MAY, North Webster; Mrs. Ron (Kristine) COLEMAN, Rochester; Amanda SLONE, Rochester; one sister, Patricia MOSSBURG, Pierceton; two brothers, James [EVANATZ] and Robert EVANATZ, North Webster; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services, conducted by Rev. Bob BROWN, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at North Webster Cemetery, Mock Addition. There is no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel, Syracuse.

Thursday, August 31, 2000

Fred Williams
Nov. 29,1923 - Aug.26, 2000
Fred WILLIAMS, 76, died at 11.30 p.m. Saturday at his Culver home.
Born in Tulsa, Okla. to James and Georgia WILLIAMS, he came to Aubbeenaubbee Township from Chicago, Ill., in 1992. He was a retired laborer.
Survivors include one daughter; Brenda JACKSON, Chieago; and one son, Fred [WILLIAMS] Jr., Michigan.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Services are at True Vine of Holiness Church, Chicago, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Calanan Funeral Home, Chicago. Burial will be at a later date. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

Roger S. "Amby" Bruner
April 11, 1930 - Aug. 31, 2000
Roger S. "Amby" BRUNER, 70. Warsaw. died at 8:05 a.m. today at Mason Healthcare, Warsaw.
Born in Burket to David and Emma WARREN BRUNER, he married Betty STAHLY April 27, 1956 in Warsaw. She died March 1, 1986.
Mr. Bruner, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, was a lifetime area resident and was a foreman for Jomac Products, Warsaw.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Rick. CHERYL, Grass, Talma; two sons, Shaun and wife Brenda [BRUNER], Mentone, and Cary [BRUNER], Warsaw; four sisters, Arlene ZEIGLER, South Whitley, LaDocia MEYER, Bradenton; Fla., Gladys NEWELL, Metford, Ore., Doris SNYDER, South Whitley; 6 grandchildren. Preceding in death were his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Burial is at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Shirley Faye Hill
July 23, 1927 - Aug. 30, 2000
Shirley Faye HILL, 73, Ireland Road, Mishawaka, died at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday in Hospice House, South Bend.
She was barn to Sylvester and Illie Mae NEFF BECKER. She moved to the Mishawaka area in 1960 from Logansport.
She retired in 1985 from Uniroyal, where she was a timekeeper for more than 23 years. She was a member of Metea Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 360.
Survivors include two sons, James [HILL], Rochester; and Michael and wife Jackie [HILL], Mishawaka: five grandchildren, Billy ADAMS, Jamie HILL, Kira HILL, Jeremy HILL and Justin HILL; and one brother, Charles BECKER and wife Marilyn, of Metea. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Scarlet HILL, and a grandson. Trevor HILL.
Funeral service is noon Saturday at Metea Baptist Church with Rev. Michael CONTRELL officiating. Visitation is 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. Eighth St., Mishawaka, or one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Metea Baptist Church, 7438 N. Indiana 25, Lucerne, 46950 or Hospice House, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, 46637.

Friday, September 1, 2000

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Saturday, September 2, 2000

Emily F. Shambarger
July 13, 1912 - Sept. 1, 2000
Emily F. SHAMBARGER, 88, Mexico, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday ad St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
[Emily F. BOSWELL] Born in Converse to Thomas and Lizzie Pearl (YORK) BOSWELL, she married Daniel H. SHAMBARGER on Aug. 24, 1938. He died on Dec. 3, 1999.
A retired school teacher, she was a graduate of Manchester College and a member of First Christian Church, Peru, and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include one daughter, Mirian LAZO and husband Jeff, Cicero; three grandchildren, Jennifer LAZO, Tamara SHOULTS and Lisa GERAGHTY; and three great-grandchildren, Megan [SHOULTS], Stephanie [SHOULTS] and Kyle SHOULTS.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Cass County. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Monday, September 4, 2000

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Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Orma L. Wellsand
June17, 1920-Sept. 1,2000
Orma Lucy WELLSAND, 80, Denver, died at 12:37 p.m. Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
[Orma Lucy SANDBERG] Born in Gary to George arid Minnie KLEMZ SANDBERG, she maried Schuyler Karl WELLSAND, Sept. 1, 1939 in Valparasto. He survives.
She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.C
Survivors include three daughters, Shirlee Ann MURPHY and husband Carter, Violet Orma RODY and husband Paul, both of Denver, and Minnie Jo ECKELBARGER, Peru; one son. William Donald and wife Peggy [WELLSAND], Denver: nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verna MINTON, Big Sandy, Tenn., llah MILLER, Kouts; one brother, John SANDBERG, Kouts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two granddaughters, Gladys Orma RODY and Betsy MURPHY WALKER; and one brother, William SANDBERG.
Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m. today at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, with Rev. Steve BATE officiating. There was no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the Denver Baptist Church building fund.

R. Ruth Swartzlander
ApriI 22,1903 - Sept. 2, 2000
R. Ruth SWARTZLANDER, 97, Akron, died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday at LifeCare Center. Rochester.
A homemaker, she was born at Swatzlander homestead, Akron, to Henry Franklin and Rosetta WARREN SWARTZLANDER.
Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Doug (Joyce) MOORE, Akron; two nephews. Bill HATFIELD, Mentone, and Thomas HATFIELD, Wabash: and several great nieces and nephews.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harizier Funeral. Home, Akron, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Friends may call from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery.

Irene Hozey
March 14, 1928 Sept. 2, 2000
Irene HOZEY, 72, Kokomo. died Saturday at her home.
[Irene JORDAN] Born in Bentlyville, Penn. to Earl and Pearl (Nan) PATE JORDAN, she married James Barrow HOZEY in Baltimore, Md. He died April 22, 1992.
She earned her G.E.D. in 1977 and worked at Accurate Parts, Kokomo, for 29 years, where she was a union steward and secretary. She also worked at Hooks. She was a member of the National Rifle Association and visitor of the Cornerstone Christian Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Susan DECKARD, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. (Craig) Connie PORTER, Logansport, Mrs. Raymond (Jerry) HAMILTON, Kokomo, and Mrs. James (Nora) DOTTERER, Sharpesville; seven sons, William G. [HOZEY], former wife Jane, James V. [HOZEY], Kokomo, John Q. ROBERSON, Jesse B. and wife April [HOZEY], Safford, Ariz., Joseph T. and wife Sandy [HOZEY], Rochester, Vernon V. and wife Penny [HOZEY], Kokomo, and Sammy A. and wife Carol [HOZEY], Macy; two sisters-in-law, Frieda HOZEY. Hueytown, Ala., and Geraldine WALLACE, Atlanta, Ga.; one brother-in-law, John S. DACUS, Anderson; 48 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Murray Funeral Home, 414 West Jefferson 5treet, Kokomo, with Rev. Paul ENOCHS officiating. Burial is at Crown Point Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Christian Church, 3717 East, 300 South Road Kokomo. In. 46902.

Freida B. Morris Webb
Aug. 4, 1913 - Sept. 2, 2000
Freida Bernice [HATFIELD] MORRIS WEBB, 87. formerly of Gilead and Akron areas, died at 8:52 a.m. Saturday at Community Care Center, Wabash.
[Freida Bernice HATFIELD] Born in Kosciusko County to Vernon and Clara EBER HATFIELD, she married Delson MORRIS on Aug. 20, 1938. He died Jan. 9, 1973. She married Milton WEBB in 1978. He died in March. 1993;
She was a homemaker and a cook's helper at North Miami Schools and a member of Olive Branch Church of God, where she played piano. She worked at Peabody Seating, North Manchester. and Chamberlin Products, South Whitley.
Survivors include one daughter, Melba SMITH, North Manchester; one son, Ted J. MORRIS, Wabash; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; 8 step-grandchildren; and 6 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were one sister, Hazel HATFIELD: two brothers, Glen [HATFIELD] and Gerald HATFIELD; and one step-daughter, Doris BARR.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Darrell COX and Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Carl F. Gordon
Jan. 9, 1920 - Sept. 5, 2000
Carl F. GORDON, 80, South Bend, died Tuesday.
Born to Frank and Sophia TETZLAFF GORDON, he married Mary Lou TREZISE on Sept. 18, 1948 in South Bend. He was a teamster at Dean Foods, South Bend.
Survivors include his wife, South Bend; three sons, Russell C. [GORDON] and Thomas E. [GORDON] and Jeffrey F. GORDON, all of South Bend; four sisters, Ida SHAFER, Mabel UMBAUGH and Josephine WARNER, all of Rochester, and Pauline CRANMER, New Carlisle; two brothers, Arthur [GORDON] and Lester GORDON, both of Rochester.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at First Brethren Church of Ardmore, 23370 Ardmore Trail, South Bend. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 North William Street, South Bend. Memorials may be made to First Brethren Church of Ardmore or Ardmore Lions Club.

Michael H. Murphy
July 7, 1956 - Sept. 5, 2000
Michael H. MURPHY, 44, Silver Lake, died Tuesday morning at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah, Va.
Born in Warsaw to Howard E. and Nina M. NORMAN MURPHY, he married Cheryl A. POWELL Aug. 8, 1981 in Burket. She survives.
Mr. Murphy, a lifetime area resident and 1975 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School, was a truck driver for Pike Lumber Company, Akron. He was a member of Michiana Steelheaders, Mill CreekGolf Course and Monday Bowling League, North Manchester.
Survivors include six sisters, Francis ADAMS, Augusta, Ga., Rosalee BERNHARD, Vivian HEETER, Patti HOLLER, all of South Whitley, Jeannie COOPER, Rochester, Katherine METZGER, North Manchester; three brothers, Lawrence MURPHY, Enterprise, Ala., Donald MURPHY, South Whitley, and Maurice MURPHY, Akron.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Robert MURPHY.
Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Catharine M. Easterday
Feb. 16, 1919 - Sept. 3, 2000
Catharine M. EASTERDAY, 81, Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Culver, died at 12:42 a.m. Sunday at Baptist Hospital, Pensacole, Fla.
Born to Willard Rae and Caroline BARBER ZECHIEL, she married Everett E. EASTERDAY, Aug. 16, 1941 in Culver. He died Aug. 24, 1988.
Mrs. Easterday was a homemaker and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, past Worthy Matron of the Emily Jane Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Culver, and attended Purdue University.
Survivors include three daughters, Roberta "Bobbie" KALLSTROM and husband Charles, Batavia, Ill., Carolee HANSEN and husband John, Bloomington, Ill., and Kathy MILLER and husband L. Craig, Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Gregory O.and wife Karen [EASTERDAY], Culver; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Robert ZECHIEL.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Church of Christ, 307 North Plymouth Street, Culver, with Rev. J. William SCHILLER officiating. Burial is at Culver Masonic Cemetery. There is no visitation.

Terry L. Cowger
Terry L. COWGER, 35, 7871 Fulton County Road West, Rochester, died in an auto accident in LaPorte at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Thursday, September 7, 2000

Terry L. Cowger
June 25, 1965 - Sept. 5, 2000
Terry Lynn COWGER, 35, 7871 North, Fulton County Road 300 West, Rochester, died at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday of injuries sustained in a LaPorte auto accident.
Born in Rensselaer to Wilbur and Donna DePOY COWGER, he graduated in 1983 from Argos High School and served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Cowger was an iron worker and belonged to Iron Workers Union Local 292, South Bend.
Survivors include his parents, Rochester; one daughter, Charlotte COWGER, Nevada; one son, Tyler Lynn COWGER, Plymouth; four sisters, Beverly Joan COOLEY and husband Joe, Rochester, Dianna OVERMYER and husband Dan, Bourbon, Twyla HARTMAN and husband Michael, Argos, and Melody AVERY and husband Clyde, Argos; three brothers, Michael E. and wife Darlene [COWGER], Argos, Kelly J. and wife Tammy [COWGER], Rochester, and his twin Timothy L. [COWGER], Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leon [COWGER], William [COWGER] and Keith Lee COWGER.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 North Michigan Street, Argos, with Rev. Les KEPHART officiating. Burial is at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Friday. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice.

Friday, September 8, 2000

Maurice "Pete" Helvey
Maurice "Pete" HELVEY, 85, died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday at his Akron residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

LaVaughn Brown
LaVaughn Eikenberry BROWN, 84, Fitchburg, Mass., formerly of Rochester, died at 5 a.m. Friday at Leominster Hospital, Leominster, Mass. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Maurice "Pete" Helvey
Maurice "Pete" HELVEY, 85, Akron, died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday at his home.
Born in Fulton County to Frank and Florence ERB HELVEY, he married Willadean WHISLER on May 14, 1938, in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Helvey, a member of the Akron Church of God, was retired from Sonoco Products Company, Akron, and was also a farmer.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Bonnie) BROWN, Shepherd, Mich.; two sons, Max and wife Alice HELVEY, Greensboro, N.C.; Dennis and wife Connie HELVEY, South Whitley; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank and wife Lu HELVEY, Torrence, Calif.; and one sister, Esther MILLER, Thousand Oakes, Calif.
Preceding in death were one son, Stanley HELVEY, and three brothers, Joe [HELVEY], Bob [HELVEY] and John HELVEY.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God with Pastor Terry McGARRITY and Pastor Andy GATHANY officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God or Hope Hospice.

Basil S. Allen
Basil S. ALLEN, 86, Monterey, died at 11:50 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Saturday, September 9, 2000

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Monday, September 11, 2000

Harold E. Conner
Jan. 23, 1928 - Sept. 9, 2000
Harold E. CONNER, 72, died at 8:33 p.m. Saturday at his Akron residence.
Born in Miami County to John L. and Joy Lorena MURPHY CONNER, he married H. Jean FELLER Dec. 1, 1946 in Santa Fe, Ind. She survives.
Mr. Conner ws a chemist at Laketon Asphalt Refinery for 30 years and retired from Pike Lumber, Akron. He also worked part-time at Viking Foods, Akron. He was a member of the Manitou Moose, Rochester, Akron United Methodist Church and the Classic Dance Club, Warsaw.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy SIMONSEN, Akron; two sons, Rod and wife Angela [CONNER], Warsaw, and Dean and wife Lorraine [CONNER], Kankakee, Ill; four granddaughters, Ashley and husband Matt SUTTER, Alisha and husband Jeff COBY, Leah CONNER and Shelby SIMONSEN; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas [SUTTER], Nathan [SUTTER] and Alexa SUTTER and Madeline COY; one sister, Doris BALLEE MURPHY, Kokomo.
Preceding in death was one son, John E. [CONNER], 1968.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Steven HAIFLICH officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 621, Rochester, or Akron United Methodist Church.

LaVaughn Eikenberry Brown
Jan. 3, 1916 - Sept. 8, 2000
LaVaughn EIKENBERRY BROWN, 84, Fitchburg, Mass, formerly of Lake Manitou, died at 5 a.m. Friday at Leominster Hospital, Leominster, Mass.
B orn to Arvil and Lenora MARTINDALE EIKENBERRY, she married J. Van BROWN Oct. 20, 1940 in Peru. He died Dec. 29, 1984. She was a 1938 graduate of Indiana University and a Registered Nurse at Woodlawn Hospital. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the National Nurses Society and the Order of the Eastern Star Unit 70.
Survivors include one son, Stephen L. BROWN and wife Judy, Harvard, Mass.; two grandchildren, Christine [BROWN] and Stephen J. BROWN, Harvard, Mass.; one sister, Marlene DORAN and husband Joe, Peru; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were two infant daughters and four brothers, Dick [EIKENBERRY], George [EIKENBERRY], Joe [EIKENBERRY] and Glen [EIKENBERRY].
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Basil S. Allen
Feb. 19, 1914 - Sept. 8, 2000
Basil S. ALLEN, 86, Monterey, died at 11:50 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Born in Monterey to Samuel A. and Anastasia SHANK ALLEN, he married Catharine A. BERGER Nov. 20, 1939 in Pulaski County. She survives. He was a retired laundry man at Culver Military Academy and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Monterey.
Survivors include three sons, Samuel J. and wife Carla [ALLEN], Monterey, David C. and wife Patricia [ALLEN], Knox, Thomas B. and wife Kathleen [ALLEN], Loveland, Colo; two daughters, Susan and husband Richard WINTERS, Monterey, and Mary and husband James SHANK, Monterey; two sisters, Marcella NIDIFFER, Marquette, Mich., and Genevieve FLEURY, Lafayette; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death was one daughter, Victoria KUSTURIN; four brothers, Kenneth [ALLEN], Cyril [ALLEN], John [ALLEN] and James [ALLEN]; three sisters, Mildred DAVIDSON, Thelma MORRIS and Alma DENSMORE.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Monterey,with Rev. Dominic YOUNG officiating. Burial is at St. Anne's Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home,Culver, with the Rosary being recited at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Anne's School, Monterey.

Tuesday, September 12, 2000

William Harrison Crabill
William Harrison CRABILL, 930 W. 6th. St., Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his daughter's residence, Pendleton. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Lora Siders
Lora SIDERS died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.
Ms. Siders was well known within the Miami Nation of Indians as a historial and genealogist. She was the last surviving participant from the Miami Indian Pageant, a local group that performed in the 1920's and 1930's.
Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon recently named Ms. Siders Sagamore of the Wabash.
Services are at noon Thursday at the Miami Indian Complex, 80 W. 6th St., Peru. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. tonight at the complex, with a special Miami ceremony at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Miami Nation of Indiana Archive Development Fund.

William Harrison Crabill
April 9, 1923 - Sept. 12, 2000
William Harrison CRABILL, 77, 930 W. 6th St., Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. at the Pendleton home of his daughter.
Born in Fulton County to C. Sidney Judson and Naomi SPITLER CRABILL, he married Rachel M. STUDEBAKER April 7, 1946 in Rochester. She died Feb. 9, 1996.
Mr. Crabill had been a salesman at Ward Baking Co., Rochester and retired in 1987 from Moore Business Forms, Rochester. He developed a love for flying as a flight officer for the U. S. Air Force in WWII and was a flight instructor in Rochester and Mentone for over 50 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 79 for over 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Sally M. and husband George FISH, Warsaw, Claudia S. and husband Rev. Tim WILBUR, Pendleton; one son William "Bill" CRABILL Jr., West Lafayette; six grandchildren, Brett William and wife Mandy FISH, Denver, Colo., Emily Mae and husband Doug McLANE, Warsaw, Kyle William [WILBUR], Krista Rose [WILBUR], Alissa Marie [WILBUR] and Joshua James WILBUR, Pendleton; one sister, Betty Jane WHITTEN, Deerfield, Ill.; one brother, Dr. Delmar CRABILL and wife Doris, Charleston, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents; two sisters, Catherine KOUGH and Lucille BYERS; one brother Joe CRABILL.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36 and the Lake Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Hospital Healthy Heart Center, Anderson.

Dickie J. Malott
Dickie J. MALOTT, 63, Denver, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. Services are pending at McClain funeral Home, Denver.

Ralph L. Dumoulin
Ralph L. DUMOULIN, 79, 3208 Country Club Dr., Rochester, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Thursday, September 14, 2000

Dickie J. Malott
March 2, 1937 - Sept. 12, 2000
Dickie J. MALOTT, 63, Denver, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born in Disko to Cecil Herbert and Alice May WINEGARDNER MALOTT, he married Brigitte LANGE Jan. 24, 1963 in Berlin, Germany. She survives.
Mr. Malott was a retired Grissom Air Force Base civil service employee. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Peru Post, he served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1965 and the National Guard from 1975-1991.
Survivors include three daughters, Martina LANGE, Riverside, Calif., Misty MALOTT, Kokomo, and Melissa MALOTT, Denver; three sons, Randy MALOTT, Macy, Rickie MALOTT, Riverside, Calif., and Rodney MALOTT, Peru; three grandchildren, Kayla [MALOTT], Zachery [MALOTT] and Austin MALOTT; two sisters, Joyce CONFER, Mexico, Alma Jean BAKER, Deedsville; one brother, Terry MALOTT, Arkansas.
Preceding in death were one brother, Sam [MALOTT] and one sister, Shirley PUGH.
The American Legion and VFW will conduct public military graveside services at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, with Rev. Steve BATE officiating. There is no visitation. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph L. Dumoulin
April 3, 1921 - Sept. 13, 2000
Ralph L. DUMOULIN, 79, 3208 Country Club Dr. E., Rochester, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Kokomo to Ernest and Adria CUNNINGHAM DUMOULIN, he married Carrie KRAMER. He later married Frances SLAYBAUGH. She died Feb. 21, 1982.
Mr. Dumoulin, a Rochester resident for 30 years, was a 1939 graduate of Kokomo High School. He was a pipefitter and member of the Plumber and Steam Fitters Local 440, Indianapolis. While living in the Kokomo area, he owned and operated the Nip-N-Sip Bar in the 50's and the First and Last Chance Tavern in the 60's. He was a tailgunner in WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the 40 & 8, Kokomo, Eagles Lodge Post 2122, Moose Lodge Post 1107, LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36 and the Lake Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Rochester.
Survivors include special friend Dorothy EASTERDAY, Rochester; two daughters, Linda FARRINGTON and husband Steve, Kokomo, Jayne REED and husband Gary, Kokomo; three sons, Leslie DUMOULIN and wife Debra, Kokomo, Parick DUMOULIN and wife Terri, Kokomo, and Daniel DUMOULIN and wife Joan, Kokomo; 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Regina HEFLIN, Leesburg, Fla.; one b rother, Don D. DUMOULIN and wife Billie Jo, Lake James.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Bob DUMOULIN.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph JACOBS officiating. Burial is at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion Post 36 and V.F.W. will conduct military graveside services. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Indiana Lions Club Eye Bank.

Andrew "Jack" Short
Dec. 12, 1925 - Sept. 13, 2000
Andrew "Jack" SHORT, 74, 530 Race St., Rochester, died at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Flora to Venoy and Edith LOCKE SHORT, he came to Rochester from Logansport in 1968. He married Phyllis Anita WIDEMAN Nov. 15, 1969 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Short retired from Torx Products, Rochester, and had delivered papers for The Rochester Sentinel and Pharos-Tribune, Logansport. A member of the Lake Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Survivors include two daughters, Angela McINTOSH and husband Paul, Rochester, and Jacqueline GROSS and husband Frank Jr., Rochester; one son, Andrew SHORT II and wife Jamie, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Shelby GROSS, Rochester, Chelsea [SHORT] and Zachary SHORT, Indianapolis; two sisters, Sally JONES and husband Doug, Logansport, and Louise SHORT, Virginia; one brother, Venoy SHORT Jr. and wife Nancy, Logansport.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Thomas G. SHORT.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Fred SHELTON officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, with the American Legion and the V.F.W. conducting graveside services. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, September 15, 2000

Helen M. Crow
Helen M. CROW, 77, died at 6 a.m. today at ExtendaCare of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Saturday, September 16, 2000

Raymond E. Warfield
Raymond E. WARFIELD, 79, died at 7:28 a.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home.

Joseph C. Duzan
March 29, 1909 - Sept. 15, 2000
Joseph Charles DUZAN, 91, LifeCare Center, Rochester, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at his residence.
Born in Plainville to George and Elizabeth LAWRENCE DUZAN, he married Blanche F. RABY on March 28, 1931, in Crown Point. She died on June 29, 1999.
Formerly of the Talma community and a graduate of Plainville High School, Mr. Duzan lived in Fulton County since 1945, coming from Dyer. He was a boilermaker, a former member of Boilermakers Union Local No. 374, Hammond, and a member of Studebaker UAW Local No. 5, South Bend, F&AM Lodge No. 576, Mentone and Newcastle Township Lions Club, Talma.
Survivors include two daughters, Dixie CURTIS and husband Gene, Cedar Lake, Sue HENRY and husband Larry, Saylorsburg, Pa.; two sons, Jerry DUZAN and wife Marge, St. Augustine, Fla., Ray DUZAN andd wife Michele, Talma; one daughter-in-law, Jean DUZAN, Rochester; 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents, wife, one son, Robert H. DUZAN on June 19, 1998, two grandsons, Lt. Robert DUZAN II in 1987 and Patrick PARMAN, five sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Helen M. Crow
April 8, 1922 - Sept. 15, 2000
Helen M. CROW, 78, EstendaCare Nursing Home, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Friday at her residence.
Born in Carroll County to Carl M. and Irene GREENE SMITH, she married Wayne Riley CROW on Jan. 25, 1942 in Tippecanoe. He died on Aug. 15, 1997.
Mrs. Crow had resided in the Santa Anna community southwest of Argos for 43 years. She moved there from the Richland Center community. She was a homemaker, a member of Santa Anna United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women of the Church, a 50-year member of Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge No. 844 and a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen RINGER, Argos, Betty KNEBEL, Colorado Springs, Colo., Diana GARNER, Monterey; two sons, Larry CROW and wife Shirley, Argos, Bill CROW and wife Nancy, Kewanna; 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ralph SMITH and Charles SMITH, both of Colorado.
Preceding in death were her parents, husband, one grandson, Jerry Wayne CROW, and one great-grandson, Gregory Wayne CROW.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos with the Rev. Warren WALMER officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. The Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge No. 844 will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Santa Anna United Methodist Church.

Monday, September 18, 2000

Raymond E. Warfield
March 9, 1921 - Sept. 15, 2000
Raymond E. WARFIELD, 79, Kewanna, died at 7:28 a.m. Friday at his residence.
Born to Ned and Retha IRVIN WARFIELD in Pulaski County, he married Dorothy McLOCHLIN HIZER May 8, 1964 in Plymouth. She survives.
Mr. Warfield, a retired farmer and former owner of the B & D Store in Kewanna, was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, and a lifetime member of the Lake Manitou Moose Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII in the South Pacific and was a 1939 graduate of Kewanna High School.
Survivors include his wife, two stepdaughters, Marcia Ann CAMPBELL, Columbus, Ohio, and Katrina Jayn BEATTIE, Springfield, Ill.; two stepsons, John HIZER, Kewanna, and Cresswell Anthony HIZER, Indianapolis; nine step-grandren, Kimberly POWERS, Pittsburgh, Penn., Courtney BENNETT, Seattle,Wash., Cade CAMPBELL, Chicago, Ill., Jason SMITH, Springfield, Ill., Sarah SMITH, Caribbean Isle, Kyle HIZER, Calif., Brittany HIZER, Greencastle, Ben HIZER and Cole HIZER, both of Indianapolis; two step-great-grandchildren, Kayla POWERS, Pittsburgh, Penn., and Quentin SMITH, Springfield, Ill.; three sisters, Loma Lou COLLINS, Kewanna, Betty Jean URBIN, Fulton, and Charlotte Mae ROBBINS, Kewanna; three nephews and nine nieces.
Preceding in death were his parents, one brother, Richard WARFIELD, two infant sisters and one step-son.
Services were at 10 a.m. today at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna with Rev. Joe JACOB officiating. Burial was at St. Ann Cemetery, Kewanna, with military graveside rites. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.

Doris I. Christopher
Nov. 11, 1930 - Sept 16, 2000
Doris Ileen CHRISTOPHER, 69, Denver, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Merry manor, Peru.
Born [Vera Bell MARBURGER] in Denver to Virgil and Vera Bell MARBURGER, she married James DONAT Nov. 1,1974. He died Dec. 1, 1975. She married Ronald B. CHRISTOPHER July 2, 1977 in Peru. He survives.
Mrs. Christopher, a graduate of Jefferson Township High School, Mexico, retired in 1993 from Eaton Controls, North Manchester. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Women of the Moose and American Legion Auxiliary, all in Peru.
Survivors include her husband and one son, Craig MARBURGER, North Manchester.
Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Walter KINZIE.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Philip S. HASLINGER officiating. Burial is at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Miami-Wabash County Hospice.

Vilma L. Glendening
Vilma L. GLENDENING, 89, Mexico, died at 9:35 p.m. Sundayat St.Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Doris M. Dawson
Jan. 11, 1926 - Sept. 19, 2000
Doris M. DAWSON, 74, 340 E. 18th St., Rochester, formerly of 1111 Jefferson St., died at 1:25 a.m. today at ExtendaCare, Rochester.
Born in Evansville to Frank and Susie JOHNSON McCARTHY, she married Lyman F. DAWSON Dec. 23,1953 in Rochester. He died March 23, 1982.
Mrs. Dawson retired from Hart, Schaffner & Marx in 1988. She was a member of the Manitou Moose Auxiliary.
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie and husband David SWANGO, Rochester; two sons, William J. [DAWSON] and fiance Joan MARTINSON, South Bend, and Lyman F. "Bud" Jr. and wife Susan [DAWSON], Warsaw; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one half brother, Kenneth JOHNSON, Boonville.
Perceding in death were her parents, two brothers, Harvey L. JOHNSON and Robert K. JOHNSON and one half sixter, Wanda RODEL.
Memorial services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may e made to Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis.

Vilma L. Glendening
June 20, 1911 - Sept. 17, 2000
Vilma Louise GLENDENING, 89, Mexico, died at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at Saint Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born [Vilma Louise TEEL] in Perrysburg to William R. and Jessica Ellen LOCKWOOD TEEL, she married Garold C. GLENDENING on Oct. 17, 1937 in Roann. He died April 11, 1958.
Mrs. Glendening, a homemaker, was valedictorial of the Deedsville High School of 1929. She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Garold William and wife Carol [GLENDENING], Rockford, Colo.; two daughters, Carolyn Jo HARMON, Charlotte, N.C, and Marcheta Sue HOSTETLER and husband Richard, Peru; five grandchildren, Gary GLENDENING, Pueblo, Colo.; Cathy HELMS, Charlotte, N.C., Linda HOSTETLER, Mexico, Chris HOSTETLER, Tempe,Ariz., and Duane HOSTETLER, Leesburg, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren, Melody [GLENDENING], Greg [GLENDENING] and Dustin GLENDENING, all of Pueblo, Colo., Tyler [McCLAIN] and Allyson McCLAIN, Lafayette, Ryan McCLAIN, Lafayette, and Brad McCLAIN, Terre Haute; two sisters, Mary WIDEMAN, Amboy, and Naomi KNAUFF, Macy; and one brother, Joe TEEL, Macy.
Preceding in death was her husb and one brother, Glen TEEL.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Kenn FREELAND officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Robert K. Goforth
June 27, 1936 - Sept. 18, 2000
Robert K. GOFORTH, 64, Twelve Mile, died at 1:03 p.m. Monday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born in Rutherfordton, N.C. to Kelly and Coye McDANIEL GOFORTH, he married Mary MILLAN on June 18, 1965 in Cass County. She survives.
Mr. Goforth was retired from Federal Mogul and Exide Corp., both of Logansport, and until recently worked at T.M. Morris Manufacturing Co., Ind., Logansport. He served 13 years in the U.S. Air Force and eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Ron and wife Lorraine [GOFORTH], Logansport, and Jeff and wife Coleen [GOFORTH], Rochester; two daughters, Lori GOFORTH, Logansport, and Deb STEGER, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Josh [GOFORTH], Austin [GOFORTH] and Dustin GOFORTH and Steven [STEGER] and Danielle STEGER; one brother, Larry and wife Brenda [GOFORTH], North Carolina; one sister, Mary and husband Troy ROME, North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport. Burial is private. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of choice.

Clarence F. Kemnetz
Oct. 28,1912 - Sept. 19, 2000
Clarence F. KEMNETZ, 87, Rochester, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Chatsworth, Ill., to Henry and Maggie HORNSTEIN KEMNETZ, he married Esther M. BRUCE Oct. 18, 1944 in Medaryville. She died Jan. 21, 1987.
Mr. Kemnetz, a retired Liberty Township farmer, served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include one brother-in-law Lewis and wife Rosanna MARKLEY, Logansport; two sisters-in-law, Shearl and husband Leo CRIMMINS, Lucerne, and Ruth REED, Kewanna; three nieces, Jean and husband Bob CLOUD, Rochester, Alice Ann and husband Bill ESTES, Logansport, and Sue BRUMMETT, Logansport; one nephew, Kenny and wife Judy REED, Kewanna.
He was preceded in death by one nephew, Daniel MARKLEY.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Don REED officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Hazel B. Hammond
Hazel B. HAMMOND, 77, Argos, died at 1:20 a.m. today at Millers Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Thursday, September 21, 2000

Paul N. Felke
Jan. 26, 1916 - Sept. 20, 2000
Paul N. FELKE, 84, 1230 Main St., Rochester, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Wilmette, Ill., to Frank and Mary LAUERMAN FELKE, he married Clara WOZNIAK June 1, 1940 in Plymouth. She survives.
He purchased the Rochester Greenhouse in 1946 in partnership with Ed and Joan Felke. Paul and Ed operated the business in Rochester for 51 years, retiring in 1997. Their father, Frank], established Felke Florist in Plymouth. Mr. Felke enjoyed woodworking and made many items, from wooden plaques to grandfather clocks. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Lake Manitou Moose Lodge and Rochester Eagles Post 852.
Survivingt with his wife are two daughters, Patricia FELKE, Cassopolis, Mich., Paulette COUSE and husband Rick, Warsaw; one son, James E. and wife Katie FELKE, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Chris [FELKE], Courtney [FELKE], Kyle [FELKE] and Cary Ann FELKE, Michelle [COUSE], Nelson [COUSE], Nick [COUSE], and Natalie COUSE; one great-grandson, Chas. NELSON; one brother, Ed and wife Joan FELKE, Rochester.
Preceding in death were his parents, four sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph JACOB and Rev. Harold WELLER officiating. Burial is at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Vigil services are at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Hazel B. Hammond
Feb. 22, 1923 - Sept. 20, 2000
Hazel B. HAMMOND, 77, Argos, died at 1:20 a.m. at Millers Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in Gauge, Ky., to Allen and Lucretia DYER CRAFT, she married Herbert HAMMOND Jan. 10, 1942 in Gauge, Ky. He died Dec. 29, 1997.
Mrs. Hammond, a homemaker, had lived in the Argos community since 1950. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Lois WATSON and husband Bill, Plymouth, Wilma Jean TROYER and husband John, Argos, Patty Sharon GEISELMAN and husband Scott, Culver; Sherry HARRINGTON and husband Robert, Argos; four sons, Gerral and wife Pat [HAMMOND], Etna Green, Gary and wife Christine [HAMMOND], Argos, Michael [HAMMOND], Argos, Christopher and wife Kathleen [HAMMOND], Argos; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris MARTIN and husband James, Plymouth; Juanita HENSLEY and husband Curtis, Knox; three brothers, Robert Morris CRAFT and wife Freida, Tennessee, Virgil CRAFT and wife Mary, Winamac, and Rexford CRAFT, Knox. Preceding in death were her parents, one daughter, Thelma Faye HAMMOND; four brothers, J. B. CRAFT, Allen CRAFT Jr., Paul CRAFT and Ted CRAFT.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ, 15676 N. Michigan Rd., Argos, with Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour prior to service at the church. Grossman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ.

Joe Herrell
Nov. 9, 1927 - Sept. 19, 2000
Joe HERRELL, 72, Kokomo, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
Born in Pulaski County to Floyd E. and Jesse Pearl BAKER HERRELL, he married Dorothy I. LOWE on May 14, 1948 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Herrell attended Rochester High School and retired in 1989 from International Operating Engineers Local 103. He also worked for Mohr Construction. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kokomo, National Plotthound Association, Howard and Cass County Conservation Clubs, Wabash Valley Woodcarvers and he participated in the 1976 Bicentennial wagon train to Williamsport, Penn. He enjoyed hunting and traveling and being outdoors and had written several articles for outdoor magazines.
Survivors include three sons, Bill [HERRELL], Peru, Dan [HERRELL], Bunker Hill, Dennis and wife Robin [HILL], Galveston; one daughter, Cecilia AULT and husband Dave, Galveston; 11 grandchildren, Greg AULT, Twelve Mile, Carrie AULT, Rockfield, Aaron AULT, Camden, Jeff HERRELL, Washington D.C., Jennifer GILBERT, Walton, Jason HERRELL, Peru, Rachael [HERRELL], Rebekah [HERRELL] and Isaac John HERRELL, all of Galveston, Derek [HERRELL] and Kevin HERRELL, Bunker Hill; three great-grandchildren, Zachary [AULT] and Austin [AULT] and Quirin GILBERT; two sisters, Gladys HILL, Merced, Calif., and Mary Lou WELCH, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ralph [HERRELL] and Vern HERRELL and one sister, Ruby ALLEN.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 310 W. Taylor St., Kokomo, with Rev. Paul MARTIN officiating. Burial is at Galveston Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, Kokomo. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Kokomo, or the American Cancer Society.

Friday, September 22, 2000

Judith A. Shrader
July 7, 1943 - Sept. 20, 2000
Judith Ann SHRADER, 57, Kewanna, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born in Winamac to Harry A. and Mercedes Elizabeth NUFER ROBERTS, she married Ronald R. SHRADER Nov. 24, 1962 in Winamac. He survives.
Mrs. Shrader enjoyed gardening. She was employed in the human resources department at Plymouth Tube Co., Winamac. She received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyn University earlier this year. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, where she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Fulton County Health Board and the Fulton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Shelly DAUGHERTY and husband Bob, Rochester; Lisa MUTCHLER and husband Austin, Warsaw; Jennifer STUCKEY and husband Trent, Auburn; six grandchildren, Taylor [DAUGHERTY] and Lauren DAUGHERTY, Jared [MUTCHLER] and Madison MUTCHLER, Alexis [STUCKEY] and Bayley STUCKEY; five sisters, Janet Marie BROWN and husband George, Vestal, N.Y.; Joe Ellen RUSSELL and husband Doc, Winamac; Jennifer Louise TERRY and husband Dave, Winamac; Jeannine Rose GEORGE and husband Carl, Francesville; three brothers, James [ROBERTS] and wife Rita, Cass Lake, Minn.; John [ROBERTS] and wife Louise, Elloree, S.C.; and Jeff [ROBERTS] and wife Brenda, Winamac.
Preceding in death were her parents.
Services are at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, with Rev. John ZAHN officiating. Burial is at Bruce Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Frain Mortuary, 305 E. Main St., Winamac. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County chapter of the American Cancer Society or the Pulaski County Health Care Center.

Saturday, September 23, 2000

[no obits]

Monday, September 25, 2000

Lowell S. James
July 6, 1936 - Sept. 22, 2000
Lowell Scott "Tubby" JAMES, 64, Anderson, formerly of the Rochester area, died Friday in Noblesville.
Born in Indianapolis to Earl E. and Margaret SCOTT JAMES, he married Ruth Anne NEWMAN Aug. 5, 1962 in Anderson. She survives.
Mr. James retired in 1970 from Container Corp., Anderson, and was a self-employed service station operator. He owned Meadowbrook Dry Cleaners from 1970-1980. He was also a central excavating specialist from 1964-1970. A 1955 graduate of Daleville High School, he was a member of First Friends Church since 1940 and American Legion Post 127. He served in the U.S. Army, was a U.S. Auto Club official at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and an auto racing mechanic.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Jay R. and wife Nancy [JAMES], Alexandria, and Elmer Ray and wife Patty [JAMES], Greenwood; three grandchildren, Kyle Jay JAMES, Alexandria, and Alex Ray [JAMES] and Nicole JAMES, Greenwood; three brothers, Jay E. and wife Judy [JAMES], Pendleton, Gail R. and wife Judy [JAMES], Los Altos, Calif., and Kenneth and Mary OSBORN, Noblesville; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and niece Carrie JAMES.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Friends Church, Anderson, with Rev. Angie BOSS and Rev. Keith McKAIN officiating. Burial and graveside military rites are at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetry. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home, Anderson. Memorials may be made to First Friends Church.

Joan Miller
Oct. 28, 1929 - Sept. 22, 2000
Joan MILLER, 70, Peru, died at 8 p.m. Friday at her residence.
Born in Tipton County [Joan BROWNING] to Herman and Helen MARTIN BROWNING, she married Russel E. MILLER June 5, 1949. He survives.
A retired beautician, she was Indiana Rural Carriers Auxiliary Lady of the Year for 2000.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Ronnie [MILLER] and wife Angie, Peru; one daughter, Diane WILDERMUTH and husband Mark, Akron; five grandchildren, Rod [MILLER] and Scott MILLER and Jim [WILDERMUTH], John [WILDERMUTH] and David WILDERMUTH; one sister, Judy INMAN, Brethren, Mich.
Preceding in death were her parents.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Loree Brethren Church with Revs. Tim DEARDORFF and Gene OBURN officiating. Burial is at Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral home, Peru. Memorials may be made to the Wabash-Miami County Hospice or the ALS Foundation.

Olivia M. Prenatt
Sept. 10, 2000 - Sept. 20, 2000
Infant Olivia Marie PRENATT, 10 days, Clayton, died at 11:40 p.m. Sept. 22 at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis.
Surviving are her parents, Ellen BOWENN and Scott PRENATT, Clayton; maternal grandparents, Joe and Brenda REFFITT, Fulton; paternal grandparents, Robert and Beverly PRENATT, Batavia, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Biddie REFFITT, Fulton; maternal great-great-grandmother,Dorothy Reffitt, Fulton, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fulton Cemetery with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, was in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice V. Tate
Former Rochester resident Beatrice V. TATE, 79, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Sophie M. Shaffer
May 16, 1917 - Sept. 24, 2000
Sophie M. SHAFFER, 83, 403 Indiana Ave., Rochester, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday at LifeCareCenter of Rochester.
Born [Sophie M. REDER] in St. John to Nicholas and Anna MAAS REDER, she married Paul Henry SHAFFER Dec. 20, 1934 in Gary. He died April 5, 1965.
Mrs. Shaffer retired from Rochester Metal Products in 1994, after 40 years as an inspector. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rochester, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Women's Auxiliary, Winamac. An avid bingo player, she moved to this area from Gary in 1949.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy L. NOONAN and husband Patrick, Rochester; two sons, Paul N. SHAFFER and wife Edith, Peru,and Robert J. SHAFFER and wife Amy, Mexico; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Jean SHAFFER, South Bend, and one sister-in-law Millie SHAFFER, Portage.
Preeding in death were one son, Harold D. SHAFER, April, 1992 and two great-grandchildren.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Bela KOBOR officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County R.S.V.P. or United Ministries Food Pantry.

Ann E. Dalka
INDIANA 25 CRASH FATAL
A Goshen woman died Sunday after a head-on car crash on Indiana 25 about five miles south of Rochester in which two others were injured.
Ann E. DALKA, 59, 980 Braxton Court, Goshen, was driving her car north on Indiana 25, north of Fulton County Road 600 South, at 2:15 p.m., when her car crossed the center line of the highway and collided head-on with a car driven by Carl E. DILLMAN, 67, 11268 Manor Drive, Plymouth.
Dillman suffered multiple fractures. His wife, Shirley J. DILLMAN, 62, also suffered multiple fractures. They were taken by ambulance to Woodlawn Hospital, where they were treated and released. Dalka was pronounced dead at the scene by Fulton County Coroner Jon Good. She suffered multiple traumas.
The Parkview Memorial Hospital Samaritaon helicopter was called to the scene of the wreck, but not needed. Rochester firefighters were called with the Jaws of Life.
A witness, James W. MELVILLE, Mishawaka, told police he saw Dalka cross the center lane and drive toward him. He drove into the side ditch to avoid her and was not hurt.
Police gave no indication why Dalka's car crossed the center lane into oncoming traffic. Investigation continues.

Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Calvin D. Reese
Calvin D. REESE, 52, Akron, died at 8:34 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Beatrice V. Tate
Oct. 1, 1920 - Sept. 24, 2000
Former Rochester resident Beatrice V. TATE, 79, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Born [Beatrice V. NELSON] in Corbin, Ky., to Marte and Aggie NELSON, she married Afton Frederick TATE Feb. 9, 1938 in Galveston. He died April 20, 2000.
Mrs. Tate was employed by General Tire, Wabash, for 25 years and was a homemaker. She was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Lou WILLIAMS and husband Jerry, Peru; one son, Frederick and wife Betty [TATE], Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ellis NELSON, Indianapolis, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding in death were one sister and four brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, Rochester, with Rev. David McLANE officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, Rochester.

Brent Gochenour
Brent GOCHENOUR, 57, 12744 State Road 10, Argos, died at 8:17 a.m. today at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Brent A. Gochenour
Oct. 11, 1942 - Sept. 26, 2000
Brent A. GOCHENOUR, 57, Argos, died at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Argos to Clarence and Grace LOWRY GOCHENOUR, he married Janet S. CROW Oct. 16, 1971 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, near Argos. She survives.
Mr. Gochenour, a lifetime resident of Marshall County, was a salesperson at Argos Lumber Company for many years and a well known area carpenter. He was a member of Argos United Methodist Church and the Maxinkuckee IOOF Lodge, Post 373.
Surviving with his wife is his mother, Grace GOCHENOUR, Argos; four daughters, Lisa L. OVERMYER and husband Brett, Cicero; Pam S. GREER and husband Jeff, Indianapolis; Lori K. VIRGIL and husband Bruce, Plymouth; Paula R. CONDON and husband Alan, Carmel; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon MURRAY, Whiting and Cheryl STEPHENSON, Etna Green.
Preceding in death was his father on Dec. 28, 1974, and one nephew, Douglas ARSENAU in April, 1997.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Argos United Methodist Church with Rev. Robin SMITH officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, or one hour prior to services at the church. The Maxinkuckee IOOF Post 373 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Argos EMS, Argos United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

Calvin D. Reese
Aug. 1, 1948 - Sept. 24, 2000
Calvin D. REESE, 52, Akron, died at 8:34 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Rochester to Wayne and Bernice THOMPSON REESE, he married Laura RAGER Aug. 24, 1969 in Athens. She survives.
Mr. Reese was a shipping clerk at Sonoco Products Co., Akron, for 27 years. A 1967 graduate of Akron High School, he was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rochester, and the Rochester IOOF and a Cub Master of the Akron Cub Scouts.
Surviving with his wife are his parents, Wayne and Bernice Reese, Akron; one daughter, Shari DURKES and husband Craig, Akron; three sons, Steven [REESE], Ryan [REESE] and Scott REESE, all of Akron; one granddaughter, Alexia DURKES, Akron; two brothers, Orville REESE and friend Sandy, Warsaw; Randy REESE and wife Roseanna, Silver Lake; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Verl and Mary Irene RAGER, Akron; two foster sisters, Teresa DOSH, Minnesota, and Barbara OSTER, Washington.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7106 E. Fulton County Road 600 N., Rochester, with Rev. Phil PRATT officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. The Rochester IOOF will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Amy D. Arnett
Nov. 27, 1976 - Sept. 27, 2000
Amy D. ARNETT, 23, 1116 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. today at her residence.
Born in Rochester to Joseph ARNETT and Patricia OLIVER, she was a graduate of Lafayette High School, Williamsburg, Penn. She was a nursing student at Riverside School of Nursing, Newport News, Va.
Survivors include her parents, Greg and Patricia MELLINGER, Rochester, and Joseph ARNETT, Rochester; three sisters, Julie ARNETT, Sally [MELLINGER] and Janet MELLINGER, all of Rochester; maternal grandmother, Melva SANDERS, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Delores ARNETT, Florida; paternal stepgrandparents, Kenneth and Doris MELLINGER, Zionsville.
Preceding in death were her maternal grandfather, Rue OLIVER and paternal grandfather, Joe ARNETT.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Mark SPENCER officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or the Amy Arnett Memorial Scholarship Fund at Riverside Professional School of Nursing.

Janice C. Striggle
July 31, 1934 - Sept. 26, 2000
Janice C. STRIGGLE, 66, 2414 W. Fulton County Rd 100 S, Rochester, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in New Albany to Stanley and Bernice WENDELL BOX, she married H. David STRIGGLE May 28, 1970 in Rochester.
Mrs. Striggle was retired from Broward National Bank, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She was a member of Carver Baptist Church, Douglas, Ga. and very active in mission work there.
Survivors include her husband, H. David Striggle, Rochester; her father Stanley BOX, Warner-Robbins, Ga.; one sister, Joyce and husband Max CLAY, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Susan S. and husband Horst WESTERLING, Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandsons, Brandon H. and Austin P. WESTERLING, Boston, Mass.; two stepsisters, Jean and husband Robert GOODMAN, Rochester; Kenny Fay WILLIAMS, Warner-Robbins, Ga.; one stepbrother, Glen BRADLEY, Rochester.
Preceding in death were her mother, one sister, Judith HART and one brother, Jack BOX.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Travis McDONALD officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Family will receive friends after the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Janice Striggle Memorial Fund at Carver Baptist Church, Douglas, Ga.

Thursday, September 28, 2000

Joe W. Brubaker
Aug. 21, 1933 - Sept. 9, 2000
Former Rochester resident Joe W. BRUBAKER, 67, Stuart, Fla., died Sept. 9 at Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
Mr. Brubaker, an automobile service writer, had resided in Stuart for 25 years. His parents, deceased, were Jack BRUBAKER and Othelia PROUTY, Rochester.
Survivors include one son, Daniel BRUBAKER and wife Phyllis, Kokomo; one daughter, Debra LEFFERT and husband Kenneth, Logansport; one brother, Jack BRUBAKER and wife Patti, Canoga Park, Calif.; several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death was one brother, John BRUBAKER, Rochester.
Services were held Sept. 12 at All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart, Fla.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Janice C. Striggle
July 31, 1934 - Sept. 26, 2000
Janice C. STRIGGLE, 66, 2414 W. Fulton County Road 100 S., Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born [Janice C. BOX] in New Albany to Stanley and Bernice WENDELL BOX, she married H. David Striggle May 28, 1970 in Rochester.
Mrs. Striggle was retired from Broward National Bank, Ft. Lauderdale Fla. She was a member of Carver Baptist Church, Douglas, Ga., and active in its mission work.
Survivors include her husband H. David STRIGGLE, Rochester; her father, Stanley BOX, Warner-Robbins, Ga.; one sister, Joyce and husband Max CLAY, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Susan S. and husband Horst WESTERLING, Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandsons, Brandon H. [WESTERLING] and Austin P. WESTERLING, Boston, Mass.; two stepsisters, Jean and husband Robert GOODMAN, Rochester; Kenny Fay WILLIAMS, Warner-Robbins, Ga.; one step-brother, Glen BRADLEY, Rochester.
Preceding in death were her mother, Bernice WENDELL BOX BRADLEY, one sister, Judith HART and one brother, Jack BOX.
Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Travis McDONALD, retired pastor of Carver Baptist Church, Douglas, Ga., officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Janice C. Striggle Memorial Fund at Carver Baptist Church.

Friday, September 29, 2000

Miriam M. Edwards
Sept. 2, 1920 - Sept. 23, 2000
Miriam M. EDWARDS, 80, 6301 Metz Road, Groveland, Fla. died Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
Born [Miriam M. MAUS] in Miami County to Carl and Berniece MAUS, she married Kenneth EDWARDS in August 1939. He survives.
She and her husband bought the Macy Drug Store in 1956. They also owned and managed the Macy Hardware and Macy Grocery Store. They moved to Florida in 1991. She was a 50-year member of Macy Chapter 124 Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Florida Flywheelers.
Surviving with her husband is her mother, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester; one brother, Galen and wife Mary MAUS, Ft. Wayne; three sons, Richard D. and wife Linda [EDWARDS], Groveland; Ted and wife Markie [EDWARDS], Rochester; Larry and wife Candi [EDWARDS] of Gaylord, Mich.; one daughter, Kay and husband Kurth
GRAEF, Westfield; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Tuesday. She was cremated. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sadie Blumenthal
Sept. 18, 1904 - Sept. 16, 2000
Sadie BLUMENTHAL, 95, North Miami Beach, Fla., died Sept. 16 in North Miami Beach.
Born [Sadie COHEN] in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph and Bessie COHEN, she married Max BLUMENTHAL in 1928. He died in 1993.
She was a manager at a national dress store chain in Chicago during the Depression. She and her husband opened a variaty store at 708 Main St., called The Trading Post, later known as Blumenthal's. She was the buyer and personnel and sales manager until her retirement in the early 1970's. After the store closed in 1985, the family moved to Florida.
Surviving is one son, Jordan [BLUMENTHAL], North Miami Beach, Fla.
Preceding in death was her husband and two sisters.
Burial was in Hollywood, Fla.

Lulu A. Eaton
April 28, 1912 - Sept. 29, 2000
Lulu A. EATON, 88, rural Mentone, died at 3:03 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born [Lulu A. SANDS] in Kosciusko County to Amber D. and Mary C. MILLER SANDS, she married Harold EATON. He died in 1969.
Mrs. Eaton was a homemaker and had worked at Teel's Restaurant, Mentone. She was a member of Burket United Methodist church, the United Methodist Women and the Seward Township Home Economic Club.
Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Jane EATON, Warsaw, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her husband, one son, James L. EATON, two brothers and four sisters.
Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Burket United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve AUSTIN officiating. Burial is at Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the church. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Burket United Methodist Church or Kosciusko County Hospice.

Joe Whittenberger
Joe WHITTENBERGER, 78, Akron, died at 2:45 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Saturday, September 30, 2000

Joseph D. Whittenberger
Aug. 11, 1922 - September 29, 2000
Joseph D. WHITTENBERGVER, 78, 404 N. Mishawaa St., Akron, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, of complications injuries sustained in a June 28 auto accident in Fulton.
Born in Akron to Jennie Marie (BERGER) and Ralph WHITTENBERGER, he married Lorraine M. BLAISS on March 6, 1948 in Akron. She survives.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with his wife, Akron, are two sons Gary and wife Marcia [WHITTENBERGER], Mount Dora, Fla., and Larry [WHITTENBERGER], Toronto, Canada; two sisters, Mrs. Ted (Mary Ann) COX, Akron and Mrs. Guy (Helen) HILL, Rochester; and one granddaughter Amy WHITTENBERGER. One brother, Donald WHITTENBERGER, preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Akron church of God with Pastor Terry McGARRITY officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arthur T. Enyart
Oct. 6, 1923 - Sept. 28, 2000
Arthur T. ENYART, 76, 813 Sherman St., Logansport, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born in Cass County to Hugh W. and Claudine KINZIE ENYART, he married Audrey V. SCHEUER Aug. 2, 1947 in Kewanna. She died Dec. 21, 1987. He married Eleanor GOYETTE Dec. 24, 1993 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Enyart, a 1941 graduate of Twelve Mile High School, was a retired plumber and pipefitter with South Bend Local Union 172. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Orient Lodge Post 272, Free & Acceptd Masons, past Master New Waverly Masonic Post 484, Ancient Acceptd Scottish Rite, Indianapolis, the Mural Temple, Indianapolis, Hillbilly Clan No. 14, Loansport Shrine Club, American Legion Post 60, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 and Eagles Lodge Post 323.
Surviving with his wife, Logansport, are two daughters, Deb O'CONNOR; Janet NOLTE and husband Ron, Logansport; three sons, James ENYART and wife Carolyn, Kewanna; Cecil ENYART and wife Leah, Rochester; Mark MATTOX and wife Nancy, Delphi; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one stepson, Earl COONS and wife Maricela, Fort Wayne; one son-in-law, Merv NETSER, Logansport; one brother, Warren ENYART and wife Wanda, Logansport.
Preceding in death was one daughter, Jean Ann NETSER, Sept. 20, 1999; one brother, Fred ENYART; two stepbrothers, Harry [ENYART] and Don ENYART.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with Masonic and veteran serv ices. Burial is at Corinth Brethren Cemetery, Twelve Mile. Friends may call one hour before services Sunday at the funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

Monday, October 2, 2000

Glendon D. Hancock
Feb. 14, 1922 - Sept. 30, 2000
Glendon D. HANCOCK, 78, Roann, died at 2:07 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Rochester [Glendon D. PONTIUS] to Clyde and Bernice SQUIRES PONTIUS, she married Edward HANCOCK June 28, 1941 in Akron. He survives.
Mrs. Hancock was a homemaker and a member of Gilead Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Barbara HAINES and husband Larry, Akron; five grandchildren, Larry HAINES and wife Shelly; Ed HAINES and fiance Jessica MANNS; Jason HAINES and wife Katina; Lori MOORE and husband David; Sally DENNIS and husband Shane; six great-grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Billie "Dollie" EATON, Rochester; one brother, John PONTIUS and wife Opal, Rochester.
Preceding in death was one sister, Grace GAGNON.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial is at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 3, 2000

Clarence "Max" Yazel
Nov. 7, 1961 - Oct. 2, 2000
Clarence "Max" YAZEL, 38, of 4987 E. Wood Dr., died unexpectedly Monday morning at St. Louis, Mo., while making a delivery with a truck for Maverick Transportation Co.
Born in Harrisonburg, Mo., to Russell "Rex" and Margaret "Maggie" HAMMAN YAZEL, he lived most of his life in this area. He was a truck driver for Maverick, and previously worked for Niff-Corr/Triple S Transportation. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mentone.
Surviving with his parents of Tippecanoe are his fiancee, Carolyn COOK, Rochester; two daughters, Tara [YAZEL] and Hanna YAZEL, Argos; a son, Kyle YAZEL, Argos; two sisters, Joanne DEAN, Etna Green, and Mrs. Frank (Rachel) BANGHART, Warsaw.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Joe OLSON officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Marjorie M. Keller
Aug. 15, 1913 - Oct. 2, 2000
Marjorie M. KELLER, 87, of 6807 N. 500 East, Monterey, died at 2:45 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Born in Arlington, Ill., to Thomas and M. Luella SKEFFINGTON PRENDERGAST, she married Clement V. KELLER Sr. on April 21, 1936 in Peterstown, Ill. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1995.
Mrs. Keller lived in Monterey for 64 years after coming from Troy Grove, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Chirch, Monterey.
She is survived by seven sons, John and wife Colleen [KELLER] of Winamac, Thomas J. and wife Toni [KELLER] of Bremen, Clem, Jr. and wife Jean [KELLER], Robert M. and wife Sheila [KELLER], James A. and wife Roberta [KELLER], Jerome K. and wife Rea [KELLER], Daniel L. and wife Peggy [KELLER], all of Monterey; four daughters, Patricia A and husband John W. O'DONNELL of Winamac, Ruth E. and husband Don ZEHNER of Monterey, Mary M. and husband Gene B. PERSONETTE of Bluffton, Marjorie K. and husband Tim WISE of Monterey; a sister Patricia GORMAN, Princeton; 50 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husband were a daughter, a brother and a sister.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Monterey, with Rev. Dominic YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in St. Anne's Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30-8 p.m. at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver. A rosary will be conducted at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.

Marilyn Diane Markley
July 7, 1955 - Oct. 2, 2000
Marilyn Diane MARKLEY, 45, Macy, died at 3 a.m. Monday at her home.
Born in Marion to Steven and Jewel BREWER SCOTT, she married Larry Gene MARKLEY on Feb. 14, 1987 in Jonesboro. He survives.
Mrs. Markley was a graduate of Oak Hill High School and a homemaker.
Surviving with her husband are her parents of Durant, Fla.; one daughter, Angie GROVE, Jonesboro; one son, Jeremy DICKENSON, Macy; one sister, Patty EVANS, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; one brother, Myron SCOTT, Durant, Fla.; and three grandsons, Tony [GROVE], Ryan [GROVE] and John GROVE, Jonesboro. Preceding in death was a brother, Wade SCOTT.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. David WELSH officiating. Burial is at Five Corners Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and noon until time of services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to her family.

Lois A. McQueary
Aug. 14, 1938 - Oct. 2, 2000
Lois Anne McQUEARY, 62, 15936 Yarlett, Culver, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday at Mary Bartz Hospice Center, Valparaiso. She was born to Clarence and Linnea ZINN McCOLLEY on Aug. 14, 1938, at Valparaiso. She married Ernest McQUEARY Jr., on June 10, 1988 in South Bend. He survives.
She was a retired self-employed escort driver for the mobile home industry. She was a member of Hoosier Old Wheels, Plymouth. She lived in the Culver area for 11 years, coming from Plymouth.
Survivors include her husbvand, Ernest {McQUEARY], Culver; a daughter, Bonnie PYLE and husband Charles, Leiters Ford; three sons, Robert L. WILD and wife Susan, Hobart, Richard WILD and wife Debbie,Waterman, Ill., William WILD, Seabrook, Texas; her mother, Linnea McCOLLEY, Valparaiso; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dottie ESLICK, Valparaiso, Elsie TAYLOR and husband Bill, Valparaiso, Carolyn DELONG and husband Gary, Lakeland, Fla., Barbara HARMON and husband Jim, Peoria, Ill.; and one brother, Melvin McCOLLEY and wife Dot, Valparaiso. She was preceded by her father, a granddaughter, Sabrina PYLE in 1983, and her grandmother Ethel ZINN.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, 128 W. Sixth St., Burial will be at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Lois McQueary Fund, c/o Indiana Lawrence Bank, P.O. Box 567, Rochester, IN 46975.

Linda C. Higbee
Linda Carolyn HIGBEE, 60, of 405 N. First St., Argos, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Loyola University Hospital, Chicago. Funeral arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Margaret I. Chrisman
Sept. 25, 1918 - Oct. 3, 2000
Margaret I. CHRISMAN, 82, 7877 N. tippecanoe Shores, Tippecanoe, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.
Born in Wilson County, Kansas to Brandon and Amy SMITH, she married Hubert J. CHRISMAN. He died in 1972
Mrs. Chrisman was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Ann DOLAN, Goodspring, Tenn., and Edna WADLE and husband Randy, Tippecanoe; four sons, Robert [CHRISMAN], Steamwood, Ill.; Jack [CHRISMAN], Milwaukee, Wis.; Carl [CHRISMAN], Lincoln, Nev., Forrest [CHRISMAN], Elkhart; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were two sons and two sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Men tone, with Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Gwendolyn E. Town
Feb. 12, 1913 - Oct. 3, 2000
Gwendolyn E. "Jennie" TOWN, 87, 9964 E. 16th Rd., Argos, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.
Born to George W. and Mary ODELL RANSBOTTOM in Spokane, Wash., she married Orval L. TOWN Sept. 5, 1931 in a public ceremony in downtown Plymouth.
Mrs. Town, who came to the Argos area at age two, was a waitress for many years at Harvey's Cafe, Argos. She also worked at Harvey's Dime Store, and retired in 1969 from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She was a member of the Argos Baptist Church and enjoyed the company of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aide Society. She enjoyed caramics, needlework and quilting.
Survivors include two sons, Robert O and wife Dorothy [TOWN], Bluffton, Ohio; William G. and wife Lulu Belle [TOWN], Bremen; one dauthter, Mary M. WILHELM and husband Stanley, Argos; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Odell BENZIL, Kent, Wash.; two half-sisters, Mabel PITTMAN, Michigan; Charlotte DAGNEY, Florida; one half-brother, Jim RANSBOTTOM, California; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, William [RANSBOTTOM] and George RANSBOTTOM, two sisters, Edna KING and Effie HAMMAKER, one half-sister, two half-brothers and one grandson, Douglas Alan TOWN.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Burial is at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jordan Baptist Church or donor's choice.

Friday, October 6, 2000

Mary O. Beam
Jan. 5, 1922 - Oct. 5, 2000
Mary Olive BEAM, 78, 227 N. Maple St., Argos, died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospotal.
Born to Edward and Velma ELLIOTT SNYDER in Fish Lake, she married Melvin "Bud" BEAM Feb.22, 1942 in Tippecanoe. He survives.
Mrs. Beam, an Argos resident since 1947, was a homekaker and worked as a receptionist at Argos Medical Center from 1970-1987. She had also worked for State Exchange Bank, Argos. She ws a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 68, Argos.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, Michael and wife Teresa [BEAM]; two grandsons, Ryan [BEAM] and Spencer [BEAM], all of Lakeland, Fla.
Preceding ins death were her parents; three sisters, Kathryn [SNYDER], Betty June [SNYDER] and Doris [SNYDER]; two brothers, Alfred [SNYDER] and Ronald [SNYDER].
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Argos United Methodist Church, 540 N. Michigan Rd., Argos, with Rev. Robin SMITH officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

Linda C. Higbee
March 28, 1940 - Oct. 2, 2000
Linda C. GINTER HIGBEE, 60, 405 N. First St., Argos, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Loyola University of Chicago.
Born to Clifford and June JACKS SCHALL in South Bend, she married Gene HIGBEE March 27, 1995. He survives.
Mrs. Higbee was a 25 year employee of Howmett Corp., LaPorte. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Argos, Indiana Organ Procurement Agency, the breathless program at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus and the American Red Cross of Marshall County, where she was a speaker.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Delilah BINGLE and husband Jerry, Argos; two granddaughters, Lora [BINGLE] and Brittany BINGLE, Argos.
Preceding in death were her parents.
A memorial gathering is at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the First Baptist Church, 11525 Indiana State Road 10 W., Argos, with Rev. Rob MACE officiating. Burial is at a later date. Grossman Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Gene Higbee Transplant Fund, in care of Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos.

Eloise L. Cook
Eloise L. COOK, 86, 915 Clover St., Rochester, died at 1:55 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, October 7, 2000

Lloyd W. Summerlot
March 22, 1922 - Oct. 6, 2000
Lloyd W. SUMMERLOT, 78, 334 Indiana Avenue, Argos, died at 12:05 p.m. Friday at his residence.
Born to Walter and Zelma HARNESS SUMMERLOT in Hamlet, he married Evelyn S. GARDNER July 12, 1947 in Walkerton. She survives.
Mr. Summerlot farmed for 15 years and retired in 1986 from RJR - Delmonte as a truck driver after 22 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army in the Asian-Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 68, Argos.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Diane and husband Bill ANDREWS, Plymouth; Myra SUMMERLOT, Mishawaka; Rhonda WAGNER, Osceola; two sons, Joey and wife RoxAnne [SUMMERLOT], Plymouth; Michael [SUMMERLOT], South Bend; Five grandsons and four granddaughters; two sisters, Jean and husband Rich FORNAL, Star City; Lela and husband Lloyd BENNINGHOFF, Warren; two brothers, Jim and wife Margaret [SUMMERLOT], Fort Wayne, and Al [SUMMERLOT], Missouri.
Preceding in death were his parents; one daughter, Rosemary SLITER in Sept. 1993; one infant grandson; two sisters, Juanita SALYERS and Ethel SURMA; four brothers, Walter [SUMMERLOT], Roy [SUMMERLOT], Fenton [SUMMERLOT] and Guy SUMMERLOT.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Burial is at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Marshall County Hospice.

Omer M. Spohn
Omer M. SPOHN, 82, Danville, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Homes, Rochester.

Monday, October 9, 2000

Omer M. Spohn
July 6, 1918 - Oct. 6, 2000
Omer M. SPOHN, 82, Danville, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday at University Heights Convalescent Center, Indianapolis.
Born in Fulton County to Francis and Grace MARTIN SPOHN, he married Joy L. DINSMORE Feb. 9, l1950 in Rochester. She died Sept. 4, 1998.
Mr. Spohn, a graduate of Rochester High School, was a retired sales representative for Wickes Lumber, Argos. He served in the U. S. Army Glider Infantry in World War II and participated in the Normandy Invasion.
Survivors include one son, Martin SPOHN and fiancee Laurie WOODMAN, Danville, with children Christian [GRUETT] and Carly GRUETT, Winona, Minn.; one granddaughter, Lindy Renae WISHARD and husband Gordon Jr.; one sister, Ruth KLINE, Escondido, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with his wife were his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial is at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with military graveside rites by the Plymouth Post Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the library fund of Van Burel Elementary School, Plainfield.

Eloise L. Cook
Sept. 30, 1914 - Oct. 6, 2000
Eloise L. COOK, 86, Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly of 915 Clover St., died at 1:55 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born to Clayton and Sarah O'BLENIS MOW in Richland Township, she married Eldrith W. COOK April 24, 1935 in Richland Township. He survives.
Mrs. Cook, a homemaker, was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, Argos, and lived most of her life in Fulton County.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three daughters, Anne MORK and husband Loy, Rochester; Janet NIER and husband Richard, Angola; Helen HOLIDAY and husband Richard, Peru; one son, Loyd and wife Dolly [COOK], Sun Prairie, Wis.; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Wilma FOLTZ, Rochester; one brother-in-law, Elmer COOK, Warsaw.
Preceding in death were her parents and one sister, Ruth COOK.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. Burial is at Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Patsy Butt
Jan. 3, 1941 - Oct. 7, 2000
Patsy BUTT, 59, Vivian, La., died unexpectedly Oct. 7 at Christus Schumpter Medical Center, Shreveport, La.
Born to Carl and Pauline RUSSELL HENDRICKS in Winamac, she married Richard BUTT in 1958 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Butt, a Vivian resident for 34 years, was a teacher's aide for Caddo Parish School Corp. for 12 years. An avid fisherman, she was selected as Woman of the Year by the Vivian Chamber of Commerce. She was selected Special Olympics Coach of the Year. She managed the Vivian City Pool for several years and was selectd Woman of the year b y Feeration of Womens Club. She was a member of the Zetalathean Club and Vivian First Baptist Church.
Suriving with her husband of Vivian, are three daughters, Rebecca Ann HARNESS and husband Mark, Kellery; Tex.; Elizabeth Ann MABRY, Dallas, Tex.; Cindy CHADWICK and husband Trace, Shreveport, La.; one son, David BUTT, Shreveport, La.; her mother, Pauline Hendricks, Rochester; one sister, Nancy KANOUSE and husband David, Kokomo, six grandchildren, Richard West MABRY and Hannah Elizabeth MABRY, both of Dallas, Tex.; William BARTON and Samuel Robert CHADWICK, both of Shreveport, La.; Glenna Mary Kathryn HARNESS and Noah Eli HARNESS, both of Keller, Tex.; one sister-in-law, Linda WALTERS and husband Lloyd, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her father.
Services are at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Vivian Special Olympics at Vivian Middle School, Vivian, La., or American Lung Associatio-Asthmatic Research Division.

Edith M. Wagoner
March 2, 1908 - Oct. 8, 2000
Edith M. WAGONER, 92, Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly of 531 Madison St., Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
Born to Rinaldo and Eleanor LATCHAW HUNTER in Rochester, she married William L. WAGONER Sept. 24, 1936 in Kendallville. He died Dec. 26, 1967.
Mrs. Wagoner worked in food service at Geneva Conference Center, Rochester, and the former Guido's Restaurant, Rochester. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed sending cards to family and friends and gardening.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Lee SYRUS, Indianapolis; Beverly E. WAGONER, Rochester; two grandsons, William SYRUS, New Palestine; Jeffery SYRUS, Cloverdale; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence BOGGESS, Rochester, Annabelle COTNER, Kendallville, Clarabelle ZENT, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Dixie HUNTER, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with her husband were her parents, one sister, Goldie HINDELLAND and one brother, Nelson HUNTER.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester,with Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOS Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Charles "Tom" Lozier
Charles "Tom" LOZIER, 36, Etna Green, died at 8:16 p.m. Monday from injuries sustained in an accident in Kosciusko County.
Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

H. Kathryn Thornburg
June 9, 1908 - Sept. 12, 2000
H. Kathryn THORNBURG, 92, Grass Valley, Calif., formerly of Rochester, died Sept. 12 in Grass Valley.
Born in Rochester to Harvey D. and Ielda L. THORNBURG, she was a librarian at McHenry Library in Modesto, Calif., for many years. She was made supervisor of branches and retired in 1971.
She attended Rochester Schools and graduated from MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill., in 1929. She attended the University of California at Berkley, including library school. A member of the Art League, an avid gardener, cook, world traveler, photographer and artist, she did Braille transcripts of books and voluntered for literary programs.
Survivors include two nephews, Harvey L. THORNBURG, Ontario, Canada; Leeland THORNBURG, Olympia, Wash.; one niece, Lora Jane and husband Tip RUTH, Grass Valley, Calif.; great nieces and naphers.
Burial will take place at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Zimmerman Bros Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Kathryn Thornburg Memorial Fund in care of Stanislaus County Library, Modesto, Calif., through the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Charles "Tom" Lozier
Sept. 10, 1964 - Oct. 9, 2000
Charles "Tom" LOZIER, 36, Etna Green, died Monday night following an automobile accident on Indiana 19.
Born to Charles L. and Patricia ULMER LOZIER in Plymouth, he was a lifetime area resident.
Mr.Lozier was a security guard at Fairmont Homes, Nappanee.
Survivors include his parents, Patricia and Ronnie YORK, Etna Green; two sisters, "Ronnie" DAMRON and husband Dan, Warsaw; Ronda ODELL and fiancee Eric ALLEN, Columbia City; one brother, Jeffery YORK and wife Lizabeth, Warsaw; grandmother, Verta SCOGGINS, New Castle; five nieces and one nephew.
Preceding in death was his father, Charles L. LOZIER.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Etna Green United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard BORGMAN officiating. Burial is at Etna Green Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Archie B. Chance
May 24, 1918 - Oct. 7, 2000
Archie B. CHANCE, 82, 10400 W. Fulton County Road 600 N., Rochester, died Saturday at his residence.
Born to Benjamin and Emma SIMMS CHANCE in Knox, he came to Rochester 20 years ago.
He had been a maintenance supervisor at Studebaker, Corp., South Bend.
Survivors include one son, Jeff CHANCE, Mishawaka; one daughter, Cheryl CHANCE, South Bend; one grandson, Troy CHANCE, Mishawaka; two brothers, James CHANCE, Portage, and Frank CHANCE.
Preceding in death were his parents, five sisters, Elsie SPARKS, Fern HARRIS, Bessie CHANCE, Ella BROWN and Donnabelle PETERSON.
Services were at 1 p.m. today at Braman and Son Memorial Chapel, Knox. Rev. Frank CHANCE officiated. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox.

Thursday, October 12, 2000

Richard A. Dague
Dec. 5, 1929 - Oct. 10, 2000
Richard Archie DAGUE, 70, Sweetser, died Tuesday at Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis.
He was born to Archie and Lillian CUNNINGHAM DAGUE in Peoria, Ill.
Mr. Dague, a resident of Sweetser for 28 years, ws a retired computer programmer. He was a memer of the American Legion Post 10 and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was World War II U. S. Army veteran and a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Indiana Guard Reserves.
Survivors include his mother, Lillian DAGUE, Rochester; one daughter, Teri and husband Joe HAWK, Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Penny HILL, Rochester; one brother, Bill and wife Dorothy [DAGUE], Kokomo; three sisters, Velma SMITH and husband Don, Michigan City; Martha SLAYBAUGH, Rochester; Mary HILL and husband Bill, Peru; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death was his father, Archie Dague.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Needham-Storey Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. Burial is at Marion National Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Scott D. Hines
Scott D. HINES, 18, Central Ave., Macy, died at 6:10 a.m. today in a single vehicle accident at Fulton County Roads 100 N. and 500 W.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, October 13, 2000

Eugene H. McClain
March 28, 1914 - Oct. 10, 2000
Eugene Harold "Mac" McCLAIN, 86, 1401 W. Hwy 50, Clermont, Fla., died Wednesday at Westminster Care of Clermont.
Born to Robert and Elizabeth McCLAIN in Ora, he moved from the Rochester area to Clermont in 1993.
Mr. McClain was a retired McMahan Construction Co. operating engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth [McCLAIN], Clermont; one son, James [McCLAIN], South Carolina; three grandchildren; two nieces, Juanita RENTSCHLER, Fulton, Virginia SIVETS, Lotansport; one nephew, Robert, Argos.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Harley McCLAIN.
Services are at Kurfill Funeral Chaple, Clermont, Fla. Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation.

Scott D. Hines
May 10, 1982 - Oct. 12, 2000
Scott David HINES, 18, Macy, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday in an auto accident at Fulton County Roads 100 N. and 500 W., Rochester.
Born to Steve and Kathy RENSBERGER HINES in Peru, he had lived in Macy for seven years and was a lifetime resident of Miami County. Mr. Hines, a 2000 graduate of North Miami High School, Denver, was employed as a welder at Braun Seating, Leiters.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kathy and Gary WILKINSON, Macy; his father and stepmother, Steve P. and Jeralyn HINES, Rochester; one brother, Brent M. [HINES], Perrysburg; one stepsister, Jennifer LEE and husband Marty, Macy; four stepbrothers, Daniel R. WILKINSON, Mexico; Casey C. BROWN, Rochester; Kylee J. and Caleb U. FENSTERMAKER, both of Rochester; maternal grandmother, Evelyn M. RENSBERGER, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Paul and Rose HINES, Peru; stepgrandparents, Jerry and Janet BURKETT, Rochester; great-grandfather, Francis ASPINWALL, Peru; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Tom ROBBINS officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Scleroderma Foundation.

Jeanne Fincher
Aug. 6, 1929 - Oct. 12, 2000
Jeanne FINCHER, 71, 6066 S., Fulton County Road 200 W., Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
Born [Jeanne TOWNSEND] to George Curtis and Minnie June LOWE TOWNSEND in Lake Cicott, she married Richard G. FINCHER June 9, 1949 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Fincher was retired from Torin Corp., Rochester, and was a substitute custodian at Caston Schools. A graduate of Fulton High School, she was a flower gardener and enjoyed baking. She was active with Fulton County 4-H, serving on the advisory board and council, a volunteer for the Literacy Coalition Board of Fulton County,served on the board of directors of Fulton County Historical Society and a Master Gardener.
Surviving with her husband, of Rochester, are one daughter, Deb. WALSH and husband Jim, Rochester; two sons, Dave and wife Linda [FINCHER], Richmond; Dick and wife Michele [FINCHER], Long Valley, N.J.; ten grandchildren, Matthew [WALSH], Stacey [WALSH], Megan [WALSH] and Eric WALSH; Teresa MATHEWS; Whitney DAUGHERT; Stephanie COSTELLO; Garrett CAIN; Logann [FINCHER] and Brittany FINCHER; three great-grandchildren, Emma [MATTHEWS] and Dalen MATTHEWS; Evan Matthew WALSH; one sister, Bette GUNDRUM and husband Alfred, Kewanna.
Preceding in death were her parents; three brothers, George [TOWNSEND], Robert [TOWNSEND] and John TOWNSEND; one sister, Wilma FINKS.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Private family burial is at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton, at a later date. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jeanne Fincher Memorial Fund at the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Elizabeth A. Kamplain
Elizabeth Alice KAMPLAIN, 25, 530 W. Olson Rd., Rochester, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, October 14, 2000

Morris F. Howell
June 18, 1928 - Oct. 12, 2000
Rev. Morris F. HOWELL, 72, Lafayette, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Regency Place, Lafayette.
Born to Rev. and Mrs. Arthur and Bertha HOWELL in Knightstown, he married Ann McVEY June 25, 1950 in Mace. [sic] She survives.
Rev. Morris was a Methodist Church minister, serving congregations in Lizton, Advance, Milledgeville,Sheridan, Union City, Middletown and Rochester, all in Indiana, and Colon, Harbor Springs and Rockford, all in Michigan. He was a graduate of Richland Township High School, Newton, and DePauw University and Butler School of Religion.
Surviving with his wife, of Larayette, are two sons, Mark C. [HOWELL] and wife Kathy, Brunswick, Ga.; Rev. Glenn B. HOWELL, Evansville; one daughter, Linda A. HOWELL, West Lafayette; two granddaughters, Karen E. HOWELL, Brunswick, Ga.; Moriah M. STRONG HOWELL, Evansville; six brothers, Rev. Hillary HOWELL and wife Emma,
Jacksonville, Or.; Aubrey HOWELL, Darlington; Rev. Stanley HOWELL and wife Mary Margaret, Terre Haute; Robert HOWELL and wife Lilah, Mooresville; Rev. Forest HOWELL and wife Eleanor, Frankfort; Rev. John HOWELL and wife Ruth, Grand Bay, Ala.
Preceding in death were his parents; one daughter, Jeanne E. HOWELL; one brother, Rev. Gaylord HOWELL.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, West Lafayette, with Rev. Kay BASS officiating. Burial is at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. Ninth St., Lafayette, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y., 10305-1946.

Jeanne Fincher
Funeral services for Jeanne FINCHER, 71, 6066 S. Fulton County Road 200 West, are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating.
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today also at Fulton.

Elizabeth A. Kamplain
Aug. 18, 1975 - Oct. 12, 2000
Elizabeth Alice KAMPLAIN, 25, 530 W. Olson Rd., Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born to Charles H. and Rosemarie Janette GAYLOR CLARK in Sleepy-Eye, Minn., she married Bryan D. KAMPLAIN on March 26, 1996, in Santa Roaa Beach, Fla. They survive.
Mrs. Kamplain was a driver for the Fulton-Marshall County Coop in the Kewanna office. She resided in the Rochester area for the past five years, coming here from Florida. Prior to that, she had lived in the Rochester area for eight years.
Surviving with her husb and, mother and father, Rochester, are two sisters, Valerie MULLINS and husband Randy, Donaldson; Angela M. BISCH and husband Michael, Rochester; one niece, Haleigh GOCHENOUR, Rochester; and her paternal grandparents, Elmer and Bessie CLARK, Rochester.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial is at Mt. Zion Cemetery, LaPaz. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday or one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Della Wright
Della WRIGHT, 67, Plymouth, died at 4:58 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Monday, October 16, 2000

Helen A. Anderson
Nov. 2, 1924 - Oct. 14, 2000
Helen A. ANDERSON, 75, Kewanna, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at Hospice Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born to Robert E. and Lora M. WININGER ABBOTT in Kokomo, she married Keith L. ANDERSON Dec. 31, 1942 in Monticello. He survives.
Mrs. Anderson, a graduate of Kokomo High School, retired in 1980 after 27 years as a secretary at Union Bank and Trust Co.
Surviving with her husband, of Kewanna, is her mother, Lora M. ABBOTT, Kokomo, and several nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.
Preceding in death was her father, one brother and two sisters. Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, with Rev. Jeff BOWER officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Hospital, Indianapolis.

Paul R. Lazarrus
June 15, 1932 - Oct. 14, 2000
Paul Richard LAZARRUS, 68, died at 7:35 a.m. Saturday at his Laketon residence.
Born to Phillip Fred and Christine MARNES LAZARRUS in East St. Louis, Ill., he lived in Rochester from 1960-1982.
Mr. Lazarrus, a truck driver for Pierceton Trucking Co., Laketon, for 20 years, retired in 1996, was a member of the St. Robert's Catholic Church, North Manchester, the Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343, and the Rochester Moose Lodge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey M. [LAZARRUS], Rochester; Michael P. [LAZARRUS], Laketon; David B. [LAZARRUS], Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters, Phyllis TRIANFO and husband Victor, Columbus, Ohio; Barbara MASCHERINO and husband Michael, Columbus, Ohio; Sharon LAZARRUS, Pocatello, Id.; Janet LAZARRUS, Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Stephen LAZARRUS, Centerville, Ohio.
Preceding in death was one sister.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Robert's Catholic Church, North Manchester, with Rev. Ronald RAMENADEN officiating. Cremation will take place. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen, Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester. Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society.

Della Wright
March 18, 1933 - Oct. 13, 2000
Della WRIGHT, 67, Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of 420 N. Grove St., Argos, died at 4:58 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
Born to Shelton and Zillie DYER HENSLEY in Gage, Ky., she married Cordell WRIGHT Jan. 9, 1952 in North Judson. He died Sept. 21, 1986.
Mrs. Wright, a homemaker and former employee of Wagoner Wire Co., Plymouth, lived in the Argos community for 50 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.
Survivors include three sisters, Audrey WRIGHT and husband Sam, Argos; Beatrice ROSE and husband James, Tippecanoe; Faye DUFF and husband Carl, Tippecanoe; one brother, Clay HENSLEY and wife Alma, Argos; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with her husband was her parents and three brothers, Willard [HENSLEY], Carl [HENSLEY] and John HENSLEY.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from noon until services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne Fincher
Aug. 6, 1929 - Oct 12, 2000
Jeanne FINCHER, 71, 6066 S. Fulton County Road 200 W., Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
Born to George Curtis and Minnie June LOWE TOWNSEND in Lake Cicott, she married Richard G. FINCHER June 9, 1949 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Fincher was retired from Torin Corp., Rochester, and was a substitute custodian at Caston Schools. A graduate of Fulton High School, she was a flower gardener and enjoyed baking. She was active with Fulton County 4-H, serving on the advisory board and council, la volunteer for the Literacy Coalition Board of Fulton County, servedon the board of directors of Fulton County Historical Society and was a Master Gardener.
Surviving with her husband, of Rochester, are one daughter, Deb. WALSH and husband Jim, Rochester; two sons, Dave and wife Linda [FINCHER], Richmond; Dick and wife Michele [FINCHER], Long Valley, N.J.; ten grandchildren, Matthew [WALSH, Stacey [WALSH], Megan [WALSH] and Eric WALSH; Teresa MATHEWS; Whitney DAUGHERT; Stephanie COSTELLO; Garrett CAIN; Logann and Brittany FINCHER; three great-granchildren, Emma [MATHEWS] and Dalen MATHEWS and Evan Matthew WALSH; one sister, Bette GUNDRUM and husband Alfred, Kewanna.
Preceding in death were her parents and three brothers, George [TOWNSEND], Robert [TOWNSEND] and John TOWNSEND.
Services were Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Private family burial will take place at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Jeanne Fincher Memorial Fund of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Hilda R. McGowen
March 28, 1918 - Oct. 15, 2000
Hilda Ruth McGOWEN, 82, formerly of 1517 Bancroft St., Rochester, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at LifeCare Center, Rochester.
Born to Charles Albert and Florence MATTHEWS REDINGER in Rochester, she married Merl F. SRIVER Aug. 11, 1934 in Rochester. He died Nov. 30, 1968. She married Harold McGOWEN Dec. 2, 1972 in North Manchester. He died March 16, 1985.
Mrs. McGowen, a lifetime Rochester resident, retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, and worked in a radio shop during World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Loy F. SRIVER and wife Arlene; Merl "Ed" SRIVER and wife Wanita, all of Rochester; four grandsons, Chris [SRIVER] and Dennis SRIVER, Rochester; Mikel SRIVER, Plymouth; Michael SRIVER, Illinois; two step-granddaghters, Christine WILHELM, Argos; Caroline BALDWIN, Rochester; seven step-great-grandchildren' one sister, Gladys THOMAS, Fort Wayne; one brother, Wayne REDINGER and wife Pauline, Rochester.
Preceding in death with her husbands were her parents; three sisters, Eva Dean [REDINGER], Annabelle [REDINGER] and Zanna [REDINGER]; one brother, Lloyd REDINGER.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dan MUNDT officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Tuesday, October 17, 2000

Joseph J. Arone
April 6, 1936 - Oct. 15, 2000
Joseph J. ARONE, 64, of Logansport and Rochester, died at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born to Joseph C. and Elizabeth VITELLO ARONE in Logansport, he married Patricia L. RIEWOLDT May 25, 1956 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Arone, a 1955 graduate of Logansport High School, owned Arone Hardware, Logansport, since 1975 and Arone Ford Lincoln Mercuty, Rochester, since 1989. He was retired from Federated Insurance Co., where he was a member of the Federated Quarter Century Club.
An active citizen of the Rochester and Logansport communities, he was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport; St. Francis of Assisi Council 561, Knights of Columbus, Logansport; Logansport Orient Masonic Lodge Post 272; Indianapolis Scottish Rite and Murat Temple; Logansport Shrine Club, where he was president; Rochester Elks Lodge, Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rochestr Moose Lodge; Logansport and Rochester Eagles Clubs. He was a charter memer of the William Paca Lodge, Sons of Italy in America, Logansport.
Surviving with his wife, of Logansport and Rochester, are two daughters, Jerilyn SMITH and husband Steve, Logansport; Debi MILLER and husband Kevin, Macy; one son, James R. MICHAEL, Lucerne; one daughter-in-law, Stacee L. ARONE, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Paige J. [SMITH], Elizabeth M. [SMITH], and Melissa K. SMITH, all of Logansport; Jaime A. SMITH, Brownsburg; Ryan M. MILLER, Logansport; Rhett M. MILLER, Macy; Nocholas J. ARONE, Nappanee; Three sisters, Mary Louise YODER and husband Dave, Logansport; Lucille LEHMAN and husband Art, Kokomo; Joan LONG, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death werehis parents; one son, Joel P. ARONE; one brother, Nicholas ARONE; one brother-in-law, Jerry LONG.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport, with Rev. John ZAHN officiating. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wdnesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport, with an Orient Lodge service at 7 p.m. followed by a Logansport Shrine Club tribute and a scripture service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospitals.

Helen P. James
Nov. 16, 1905 - Oct. 16, 2000
Helen P. JAMES, 94, Monticello, died at 3 a.m. Monday at her residence.
Born to Henry John and Nellie BALLINGER HENNING in Upland, she marrid Henry Ward JAMES Set. 24, 1923. He died March 17, 1983.
Mrs. James was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She moved to Plymouth from Monticello in 1978.
Survivors include four daughters, Deloris SOLLARS, Monticello; Martha STEELE, Monon; Mildred MILLER and husband Marion, Argos; Lula OUSLEY and husband Aron, Kewanna; two sons, Joseph [JAMES],Rochester James [JAMES] and wife Shirley, Kewanna; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were three sons, Robert [JAMES], Larry [JAMES] and Jack [JAMES]; one daughter, Margie JAMES; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 S. Illinois St., Monticello, with Rev. Brian GREEN officiating. Burial is at Riverview IOOF Cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ronald L. Williams
July 22, 1941 - Oct. 16, 2000
Ronald Lee WILLIAMS, 59, ExtendaCare of Warsaw, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Charles "Clarence" and Allie GILBERT WILLIAMS in Tiosa, he lived most of his life in the Tiosa community and attended the Tiosa Brethren Church.
Survivors include one sister, Janie FLORY and husband Doyle, Tippecanoe; one brother, Tom WILLIAMS and wife Julie, San Antonio, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, Carl [WILLIAMS] and Clemen WILLIAMS.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial is at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Hope Hospice.

Phillip W. Howard
Dec. 27, 1956 - Oct. 16, 2000
Phillip Wesley HOWARD, 43, Wabash, died at 6:52 p.m. Monday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born to Lawrence D. and Joan MALOTT HOWARD in Peru, he was a member of Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church.
Mr. Howard had worked for the ARC of Wabash County for 17 years and had worked at AL-FE and the Wabash Inn. He participated in Special Olympics and enjoyed walking his dog, Barney.
Survivors include his mother, Joan HOWARD, Wabash; his father andd stepmother, Lawrence D. and Sandy HOWARD, Peru; two sisters, Penny SIMPSON and husband Steven, Wabash; Laurna HOWARD, Wabash; two half-sisters, Haley [HOWARD] and Mindy HOWARD, both of Wabash.
Preceding in death were his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Ethel MALOTT; paternal grandparents, Harold and Louise HOWARD.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday in Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Doug PHILLIPS officiating. Burial is at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family of Phillip W. Howard.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

[no obits]

Thursday, October 19, 2000

Inez V. Sutton
Oct. 30, 1906 - Oct. 17, 2000
Inez V. SUTTON, 93, formerly of 323 Cliff Dr., Logansport, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born to William and Mattie WARNER STANLEY in Fulton County, she married Harry S. SUTTON Aug. 16, 1924 in Michigan. He died April 17, 1974.
Mrs. Sutton retired from the R.B.M. in 1968, after 26 years. She was a member of Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church, Fidelity Chapter 58 Order of Eastern Star and the Garden Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty CALLIPO and husband Frank, Kokomo; Wilma ERNY and husband Keith, Walton; Wilda WELLMAN and husband Gene, Calumet City, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Harry Steven RODKEY, Stuart BRANDT, Joseph VERNON, Vickie LEBO, Deborah BEARD, James [WELLMAN] and Gregg WELLMAN; four stegrandchildren, Rodney [ERNY], Mark [ERNY] and Troy ERNY; six great-grandchildren; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with her husband were one sister, one brother, and one daughter, Rachel PRICE.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with Rev. Scott ELLISON officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cass County Cancer Society.

Charles L. Stahl
Sept. 24, 1941 - Oct. 19, 2000
Charles L. STAHL, 59, 316 W. Eighth St., died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born to Earl STAHL and Bansy SELLERS STAHL ILIFF in Culver, he married Gladys MILLS April 10, 1965 in Bourbonnais, Ill. She survives.
Mr. Stahl, a resident of Fulton and Marshall Counties for most of his life, was a driver for the mobile home industry, working out of Nappanee area.
Surviving with his wife, Rochester, are two daughters, Tammy CLAPPER and husband Ronald, Rochester; Debra STAHL, Kokomo; one son, Jeffery A. STAHL and wife Dana L., Rochester; eight grandchildren; his stepfather, Kenneth ILIFF, Argos; five sisters, Phyllis TOWNSELL, Hammond; Rosemary BOYD, Hammond; Shirley HEDDENS, Argos; Karen OBENCHAIN and husband Ronald, Plymouth; Sherri LUDWIG, Plymouth; four brothers, Robert L. STAHL, Argos, Ronnie L. [STAHL], Billy [SHAHL] and James A. STAHL, all of Plymouth; one sister-in-law, Darlene STAHL, South Bend; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents; one sister, Norma STAHL; two brothers, Larry [STAHL] and Harrold STAHL.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with Rev. Delmas STILES officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Friday, October 20, 2000

Stanley M. Kelly
Sept. 11, 1908 - Oct. 19, 2000
Stanley M. KELLY, 92, Plymouth, died at 12:34 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to James and Ola DAVIS KELLY in Ada, Ohio, he married Janell A. MILLS Dec. 31. 1928 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She died April 27, 1989.
Mr. Kelly was a retired Erie-Lackawana Railroad station agent. He was a four-year resident of Plymouth, having moved from Delong.
Survivors include five sons, Robert [KELLY], Jacksonville, N.C.; Roger [KELLY] and wife Betty, Bremen; Thomas [KELLY] and wife Betty, Jennison, Mich.; James [KELLY] and wife Peggy, Richmond; two daughters, Eileen HIBNER and husband LaVerne, Plymouth; Janet LINDVALL and husband Larry, Plymouth; twenty grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding with his wife was one daughter and one brother.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Culver, with Rev. Robert VERDAMAN officiating. Burial is at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Saturday, October 21, 2000

Amber Lynn Trusty
An 11year-old rural Rochester girl died at her home Friday evening, the victim of an apparent hanging.
An ambulance was called to 9308 Troy Drive in Tippecanoe Shores at 5:28 p.m. Amber Lynn TRUSTY was found unconscious and rushed to Woodlawn Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Fulton County Sheriffs Department said the cause of death was an accidental hanging.
Authorities withheld more information pending further investigation. Aubbeenaubbee Township firefighters also responded.

Monday, October 23, 2000

Amber L. Trusty
Feb. 3, 1989 - Oct. 20, 2000
Amber Lynn "Hammie" TRUSTY, 11, 9308 W. Troy Dr., Rochester, died Friday at her residence.
Born to Tony TRUSTY and Sharry RUSSELL in Rochester, she was a sixth grade student at Culver Community Elementary School and a member of the Culver Youth Soccer League. She enjoyed sports.
Survivors include her mother, Sharry Russell, Rochester; her father, Tony Trusty, Culver; one sister, Brandi TRUSTY, 14, Rochester; one brother, T. J. TRUSTY, 10, Rochester; paternal grandmother Joyce TRUSTY, Culver; maternal grandparents, Patricia SALYER, Winamac and Will RUSSELL, Philadelphia, Mass.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services are at 3 p.m. Thursday at Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church with Rev. James RITCHIE officiating. Burial is at IOOF cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church and from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday. Rannels Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald M. Hazlett
March 13, 1929 - Oct. 22, 2000
Donald Meryl HAZLETT, 71, 218 W. Eighth St., Rochester, died at 5:42 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to Meryl S. and Tadie WAITE HAZLETT in Toledo, Ohio, he married Betty J. SHIPMAN Dec. 1, 1950 in Delta, Ohio. She survives.
Mr. Hazlett came to Rochester from Toledo, Ohio in 1976. He was a financial manager. He was a member of the Church of th Nazarene, Rochester, and a Rochester Kiwanis Club secretary. He served in the U.S. Army in 1940 in the Panama Canal Zone.
Surviving with his wife Betty, at home are four daughters, Alicia GLOVER and husband Paul, Wauseon, Ohio; Pamela AL-WOTAID and husband Abduuah, Kuwait; Patricia HAZLETT, Wauseon, Ohio; Lisa BURTON and husband Roger, Monteno, Ill.; three sons Stephen [HAZLETT], Boise, Idaho; Kevin [HAZLETT] and wife Kim, Rochester; Eric [HAZLETT] and wife Corazon, Evansville; fifteen grandchildren, Cheryl MACK and husband Mike, Wauseon, Ohio; Samantha JONES and husband William, Toledo, Ohio; Katy HAZLETT, Boise, Idaho; Alyssa HAZLETT, Wauseon, Ohio; Lauriel FEECE, Plymouth; Meghan [HAZLETT] , Amanda [HAZLETT] and Kaleb HAZLETT, Rochester; Alexandra [BURTON] and Jessica BURTON, Manteno, Ill.; Miriam [HAZLETT] and Stephen John HAZLETT, Evansville; Robert GLOVER, Naperville, Ill.; Justin GLOVER, Wauseon, Ohio; Carl MELMS and wife Heidi, Macy; seven great-granchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents; one brother, Carlton in 1999; an infant sister; twin sons Donald Mark [HAZLETT] and Dennis Meryl [HAZLETT] in 1953.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Don MEYER officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside services. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, Rochester, or the Rochester Kiwanis Club.

Marjorie H. Lichtenwalter
Marjorie H. LICHTENWALTER, 92, Sebastian, Fla., formerly of the Rochester area, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Palm Garden Nursing Home, Vero Beach, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Stephen A. Brack
Oct. 18, 1971 - Oct. 21, 2000
Stephen A. BRACK, 29, Roann, died Saturday evening as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born to Dennis L. and Susan M. JONES BRACK in Richmond. They survive.
Mr. Brack, a 1990 graduate of Union County High School, Liberty, and a 1997 graduate of Indiana University East, Richmond, was beginning his fourth year teaching science, chemistry and physics at North Miami High School. He was assistant volleyball coach and the academic team coach. He was a member of Big Brothers & Big Sisters and a strong supporter and participant of the Corporate Challenge program at North Miami. He was a member of the North Miami Education Association and a mentor and friend to many students.
Servivors include his mother, Susan M. BRACK, Liberty; his father and step-mother, Dennis L. and Suzanne K. BRACK, Liberty; one sister, Rachel M. BRACK, New York, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Norma JONES, Centerville; paternal grandmother, Ruthann BRACK, Richmond; two stepsisters, Angie M. [ROSENBERGER] and Elissa K. ROSENBERGER, Liberty.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Church of Christ, 102 S. Main St., Liberty, with Rev. Scott BELL of Central United Methodist Church, Richmond, officiating. Burial is at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, near Boston, Ind. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Memorials may be made to the Stephen A. Brack Memorial Scholarship Fund, through the Union County Community Foundation.

Joe Howell
Feb. 19, 1922 - Oct. 19, 2000
Joe HOWELL, 78, 3180 18 B Rd., Tippecanoe, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born to William and Emily SPENCER HOWELL in Ambia, Ky., he married Naretta McSURLEY June 2, 1950. She survives.
Mr. Howell, a Tippecanoe resident for 37 years, retired from Turner Elkhorn Mining Co., Floyd County, Ky., after 22 years. He worked at Midwest Spring Manufacturing, Mentone, retiring in 1975, after 15 years. He was a member of United Mine Workers Union for 22 years and a member of New Hope Baptist Church, LaPorte. He enjoyed gardening.
Surviving with his wife, of Tippecanoe, are two daughters, Phyllis KING, Bourbon; Brenda IAMS, Kansas City, Kan., two sons, Gary [HOWELL] and wife Kim, Etna Green; Rodney [HOWELL] and wife Peg, Rochester; twelve grandchildren, including Caleb [HOWELL] and Austin HOWELL, Rochester.
Preceding in death were his parents, three brothers, Woodrow [HOWELL], Bernard [HOWELL] and Hubert [HOWELL], and one son, Kyle Houston SAUNDERS.
Services were Sunday at United Baptist Church of Tippecanoe. Rev.'s Monroe JAMES and Delmas STILES officiated. Burial was at Pleasangt Hill Cemetery, Bourbon. Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association.

Velma J. Napier
Nov. 15, 1927 - Oct. 22, 2000
Velma Jean NAPIER, 72, Argos, died at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Tompkinsville, Ky., she married Elmer R. KELSEY March 28, 1953 in Jeffersonville. He died June 10, 1978. She married Edgar NAPIER Dec. 23, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev. He survives.
Mrs. Napier, an Argos resident since 1974, was a retired food service worker at Culver Academies, Culver, and a member of the Culver Ladies Auxiliary and the F.O.P, Eagles.
Surviving with her husband, of Argos, are one son, Steve KELSEY and wife Shelly, Carmel; five stepdaughters, Penny Sue HARRELSON, Dorchester, Wis.; Vivian V. BEARON, Plymouth; Lynn KLEMETSON, Abotsford, Wis.; Terry KOONTZ, Rochester; Shari BALLINGER, North Manchester; one grandson, Mason KELSEY, Carmel; one brother, Joe HENSON, Tompkinsville, Ky.
Preceding in death were one son, Mike HOLLOWAY, and one brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Culver, with Rev. Linda CRAIG officiating. Burial is at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Ralph C. Vonnegut, Jr.
July 23, 1929 - Oct. 22, 2000
Ralph C. VONNEGUT, Jr., 71, Culver, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born to Ralph, Sr. and Eleanor GOODALL VONNEGUT in Indianapolis.
Mr. Vonnegut was a retired self-employed truck driver. He was a 13-year resident of Culver and a member of the Sierra Club, Maxinkuckee Yacht Club and the Big Brothers & Big Sisters program.
Survivors include his former wife, Natalia BECK, Dunedin, Fla.; two sons, Robert [VONNEGUT] and wife Beth, Islamorada, Fla.; Daniel [VONNEGUT] and wife Heather, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two daughters, Nonie VONNEGUT-GABOVITCH and husband David, Indianapolis; Kristin VONNEGUT-HUFFMAN and husband Tom, Avon, Minn.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Walter G. VONNEGUT, Indianapolis.
Services are at 4 p.m. Wednesday at his residence, 814 East Shore Drive, Culver. Private burial will take place. Friends may call from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at the residence. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Maxinkuckee Environmental Society, Marshall County Big Brothers & Big Sisters, the Culver Public Library or the Humane Society of Local and State Parks.

Viola M. McDougle
Viola M. McDOUGLE, 80, Denver, died at 9:26 a.m. Monday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Loren W. Scherbing
Sept. 11, 1931 - Oct. 23, 2000
Loren Willard SCHERBING, 69, 1578 S. Park Rd., Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to Willard and Mabel CRANE SCHERBING in Foley, Minn., he married Lois Irene EKBERG Nov. 27, 1954 in Oak Park, Minn. She survives.
Mr. Scherbing, a Rochester resident for 30 years, retired from Torx Products, Rochester, in 1996, as plant superintendent. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. A 1949 graduate of Foley High School, Foley, Minn., he was a 1949 Minnesota Basketball All-Star and was recently inducted into the Foley Athletic Hall of Fame. He coached t-ball and girls softball in Rochester, and was a member of the American Legion. A dedicated family man, enjoying time with his grandchildren, he attended all their sports events. A sports enthusiast, he was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Mabel SCHERBING, Foley, Minn.; two daughters, Connie BURKETT and husbnd Mike, Rochester; Sandi GOOD and husband Jeff, Rochester; one son, Ken SCHERBING, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Stacia [BURKETT] and Joe BURKETT, Rochester; Trisha SCHERBING, Claypool; Landon [GOOD], Layton [GOOD], Jeffrey GOOD III and Jakob GOOD, Rochester; one sister, Shirley RASMUSSEN and husband Norm, Browerville, Minn.; two brothers, Dwight [SCHERBING], Brainard, Minn.; Duane [SCHERBING], Foley, Minn.
Preceding in death was his father and one brother, Gordon [SCHERBING].
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Phil LAKEY and Pastor Jill WALLEY officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Donald M. Hazlett
Services for Donald M. HAZLETT, 71, Rochester, are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Nazarene, 1987 Southway 31, Rochester, with Rev. Don MEYER officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the Rochester Church of the Nazarene or Rochester Kiwanis.

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Viola M. McDougle
March 18, 1920 - Oct. 23, 2000
Viola M. McDOUGLE, 80, Denver, died at 9:26 a.m. Monday in Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.
Born to James David and Minerva R. SAGISER SMITH in Cass County, she married Ervin Leon McDOUGLE Aug. 26, 1939 in Logansport. He died Oct. 11, 1987.
Mrs. McDougle was a homemaker and former employee of Sherrill Corp., Mexico. She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles L. [McDOUGLE] and wife Carol, Kokomo; Ronald D. [McDOUGLE] and wife Sondra, Huntertown; R. Steven [McDOUGLE], Indianapolis; one daughter, Sharol L. PROCTOR and husband Robert, San Jose, Calif.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Josephine HIPES, Noblesville.
Preceding in death with her husband were six brothers, Archie [SMITH], Bobby [SMITH], Columbus [SMITH], Walter [SMITH], Lawrence [SMITH] and Theodore SMITH; three sisters, Hazel WALTERS, Hilda BECKLEY and Florence KISTLER; two grandchildren, Douglas PROCTOR and Terri HILL.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at MaClain Funeral Home, Denver,with Rev. James NEWTON officiating. Burial is at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to th American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association.

Jeffrey T. White
Feb. 25, 1969 - Oct. 23, 2000
Jeffrey T. WHITE, 31, 416 Walnut St., Akron, died Monday in Lagro.
He was born to Gary F. and Lily BUSTOS WHITE in Huntington.
Mr. White worked at Pike Lumber Company, Akron, and attended Bible Way Ministries, Akron. He attended Huntington North High School and graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School. He also attended ITT Technical Institute, Fort Wayne, and was an avid horseshoe player.
Survivors include his fiance, Jennifer BAILEY, Akron; his father and step-mother, Gary F. and Roma WHITE, Markle; his mother and stepfather, Lily and Chuck SAMER, Akron; one daughter, Courtney Nicole WHITE, Huntington; two sons, Devin Allen BEEKS and Tanner David WHITE, both of Lagro; five sisters, Crissy HAYWOOD and husband Bill, Silver Lake, Stella BRADFORD and husband Ron, Silvr Lake; Dianna BAKER and husband Ron, Warsaw; Lynette HOWATT and husband Bob, Syracuse; Yvonne VANCE and husband Bill, Pierceton; paternal grandmother, Doris CHAPMAN, Huntington.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Glancy Funeral Home, H. Brown & Son Chapel, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren, with Rev. Richard ISETON officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The White Children Trust Fund,in care of Glancy Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 366, Warren, IN, 46792.

Thursday, October 26, 2000

Donna I. Newcomb
July 12, 1911 - Oct. 25, 2000
Donna I. BROOKS NEWCOMB, 89, Owensville Convalescent Center, died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Born to Burton and Mabel GEORGE BROOKS in East Pennfield, she married James G. "Doc" NEWCOMB March 20, 1931 in Rochester. He died Feb. 25, 1988.
Mrs. Newcomb was a longtime Rochester resident, moving in June of 1998. She was a retired cook for Rochester Community Schools and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Rochester First Baptist Church for over 70 years and a 50 year member of Rochester Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include one son, Karl E. [NEWCOMB] and wife Sharon, Haubstadt; one daughter-in-law, Janice NEWCOMB, Brownsburg; ten grandchildren, Cathie LUKENS, Rochester; Kent NEWCOMB and Laura TITUS, Brownsburg; Scott NEWCOMB, Salem; Howard "Doc" NEWCOMB, Barrington, Ill.; Tom HOOPER, Atlanta; Jean Ann LAUTZENHEISER, Austin, Texas; Julie LOEHR and James "Jamie" NEWCOMB, Fort Branch; Timothy NEWCOMB, Tipton; twenty-seven great-granchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two brothers, George [BROOKS] and Myron BROOKS, both of Webster, N.Y.
Preceding in death with her husband was one son, Edwin B. [NEWCOMB], Sept. 1996, one brother, Lewis BROOKS, one sister, Elizabeth "Betty" STARKEN.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rochester first Baptist Church with Dr. Mark SPENCER officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and for an hour before services at the church. An Eastern Star service will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Rochester First Baptist Church.

Dorothy I. Eastman
Dorothy I. EASTMAN, 74, died Oct. 13 in Marquette, Michigan.
Mrs. Eastman, a resident of Ontonagon, Mich., since February, was a longtime Delong resident. She and her husband owned and operated a sawmill there.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 50 years, John E. EASTMAN, in March of 1995 and one brother, Dale THOMAS in 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl EASTMAN SCHWARTE, Fort Wayne; Judy EASTMAN, Onronagon, Mich.; her mother, Felicia THOMAS, Eskridge, Kan.; one sister, Betty HAYNES, Copeville, Texas; two brothers, Charles THOMAS, Jr., Eskridge, Kan.; Harold THOMAS, Hanna.
There are no services.

Friday, October 27, 2000

Marjorie Lichtenwalter
June 17, 1908 - Oct. 22, 2000
Marjorie [BEHRINGER] HALSTEAD LICHTENWALTER, 92, Sebastian,Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Palm Garden Nursing Home, Vero Beach, Fla.
Born to Dr. Samuel and Antoinette B. BEHRINGER in Kansas City, Mo., she married Harry "Hal" HALSTEAD June 25, 1938. He died in 1962. She married Myrl LICHTENWALTER in 1972. He died in 1976.
Mrs. Lichtenwalter moved to Rochester from Chicago in 1938 and lived here until 1999. A professional dancer, she taught dance in Rochester, and was an oil painter. She was a receptionist in the offices of Dr. Von DerLEHR, Dr. Michael BOLDRY and Dr. Blake TRAVIS. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and its Bell Choir, the Order of Eastern Star Post 70 and Manitou Garden Club, all of Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara HALSTEAD KALIX and husband Martin, Vero Beach, Fla.; three grandsons, Todd EIKENBERRY, Belleair Bluffs, Fla.; Troy EIKENBERRY, Rochester; Trent EIKENBERRY, Peru; three great-grandchildren, Trevor [EIKENBERRY], Shelby [EIKENBERRY] and Evan EIKENBERRY.
Preceding in death with her husbands was one sister.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick TAYLOR and Trent EIKENBERRY officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 28, 2000

Albert F. Ginther
March 10, 1915 - Oct. 26, 2000
Albert Frederick GINTHER, 85, Woodland, Wash., died Thursday at his residence.
Mr. Ginther, born in Rochester, married his wife Martha, July 4, 1937 in Culver. She survives.
He graduated from Leiters Ford High School, where he lived for many years, and Manchester College, North Manchester and Ball State University, Muncie, with a master's degree. He was a retired professor in Teachers Training at Ohio University, Chillicothe, Ohio. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He lived in Woodland,Wash. for three years.
Survivors include his wife, Martha [GINTHER], at home; two sons, Frederick [GINTHER] and wife Jane, Muncie; Phillip [GINTHER], Salem, Ore.; one daughter, Beverly J. MILLER, LaCenter, Wash.; fifteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" WRIGHT, Rochester; Joan O'CONNER, Cicero, Ill.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, at Leiters Ford United Methodist Church. Woodland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

James A. Fearnow
Sept. 16, 1925 - Oct. 26, 2000
James A. FEARNOW. 75, Anderson, died Thursday at St. John's Medical Center, Anderson.
Born in Kempton, he was a lifelong Anderson resident. He married Sally PENRY. She died in 1984.
Mr. Fearnow, a 1943 graduate of Anderson High School, studied landscaping architecture and design at the University of Illinois. He owned and operated Fearnow Landscaping Company, Anderson, for 30 years and was a rural letter carrier for 13 years. He was a member of East Lynn Christian Church, past president of the Anderson Lions Club and was a U.S. Army veteeran of World War II, receiving a Bronze Star. In his retirement, he volunteered at St. John's Hospice, Anderson.
Survivors include three sons, James H. [FEARNOW], Marlin, Texas; Jeffrey A. [FEARNOW], Mishawaka; John D. [FEARNOW] and wife Holly, Rochster; two daughters, Melanie WILLIAMS and husband Andrew, Cincinnati, Ohio; Melinda GONZALEZ, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, Cryslia, Marco (Tony), James, Emily, Rebecca and Aubrey; special friend, Nancy BROWN, Muncie.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd, Anderson, with Dr. Sam K. YOUNG of East Lynn Christian Church, Anderson, officiating. Burial is at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266 and the American Legion Honor Guard Post 408. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the East Lynn Christian Church Building Fund, St. John's Hospice of WWII Veteran's Memorial

Kenneth A. Brechbiel
Jan. 12, 1928 - Oct. 27, 2000
Kenneth A. BRECHBIEL, 72, 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, died at 11:54 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born to James Henry and Delora Peach BABER BRECHBIEL, he married Joan S. MACK on May 5, 1945, in Mexico. She died Jan. 23, 1999.
He was a route salesman for Sutter's Dairy for 26 years. He also owned and operated Brechbiel's Grocery from 1979 to 1985.
He was a life member of the Peru Maennerchor.
Survivors include one son, Terry BRECHBIEL and wife Yvonne, Swayzee; one daughter, Becky MULLET and husband Donnie, Peru; five grandchildren, Brenna MILLER and husband Kevin, Peru, April MULLETT, Peru, and Stacie [BRECHBIEL], Chris [BRECHBIEL] and TerriAnn BRECHBIEL, Marion; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and three sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Bob BROWN officiating. Burial will be at Reyburn Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, October 30, 2000

Lucille B. Eikenberry
Feb. 23, 1917 - Oct. 28, 2000
Lucille B. EIKENBERRY, 83, Hickory Creek Health Center, Rochester, formerly of 1604 Madison St., Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence.
Born [Lucille B. GETZ] to James and Amelia DEHNE GETZ in Marion, she married Paul K. EIKENBERRY Feb. 10, 1944 in Louisville, Ky. He died Feb. 14, 1979.
Mrs. Eikenberry was retired from Torin Corp., Rochester and was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon MICHAEL and husband Rick, Rochester; one son, James [EIKENBERRY] and wife Pam, Rochester; four grandchildren, Michael BEHRENS, Melody BOWERS, Jeffrey BEHRENS and Scott EIKENBERRY, all of Rochester; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis CLARK, Kokomo; two brothers, Donald GETZ, Wabash; William GETZ, Kokomo.
Preceding in death were one grandson, Matthew BEHRENS, three sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros.Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Robert CRYTZER officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Lawrence E. Eschbach, O.D.
Aug. 20, 1915 - Oct. 29, 2000
Lawrence E. ESCHBACH, O.D., 85, Washington, Ind., died at 11:48 a.m. Sunday at his son's home at 1725 Colonial Dr., Rochester.
Born to Lawrence M. and Irene CLEAVELIN ESCHBACH in Grayville, Ill., he married June BASTIN May 30, 1941 in St. Meinard. She died Nov. 3, 1988. He married Frances B. WAGNER Nov. 18, 1989 in Richmond. She survives.
Mr. Eschbach practiced optometry for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church, Washington. A graduate of Vincennes University and Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1948, he served as a Major with the U.S. Army in World War II, participating in the Normandy Invasion. He was a member of Alpha Iota Upsilon Fraternity; Tomb and Key Honorary Fraternity; charter member of Washington Junior Chamber of Commerce; past director and vice-president of Daviess County Chamber of Commerce; Southwestern Indiana Optometry Association; Indiana Optometric Association; American Optometry Association; past director, president and lifetime member of the Washington Rotary Club; Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and past director of YMCA, all in Washington; past president and director of Daviess County Tuberculosis Association; Washington Country Club.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Lawrence G. [ESCHBACH] and wife Jean, Rochester; one grandson, Chris [ESCHBACH] and wife Christina, Hattiesburg, Miss.; two granddaughters, Aimee LIDDLE and husband Jim, Easley, S.C.; Kathy CALHOUN and husband Ryan, St. Ann, Mo.; one brother, Dr. Robert ESCHBACH, Centerville, Ohio.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Simon Catholic Church, Washington. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Vincennes, with military gaveside rites. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Ed Lee Mortuary, Washington, is in charge of funeral arrangements and Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, P.O. Box, 621, Rochester.

Harold T. Hickle
May 11, 1931 - Oct. 29, 2000
Harold T. HICKLE, 69, Kewanna, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born to George A. and Eva May WHITE HICKLE in Winamac, he married Betty L. KNICKER Dec. 24, 1950 in Kewanna. She survives.
Mr. Hickle was a retired supervisor at McGill's Culver, and worked for Penn Central Railroad. A 1950 graduate of Kewanna High school, he was a reserve sheriff deputy and former volunteer firefighter. He was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. He was a Notre Dame fan and loved his family.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Thomas [HICKLE] and wife Ramona, Kewnna; James W. [HICKLE] and wife Barbara, Winamac; two daughters, Susan J. ROUCH and fiance Steve HANDSCHU, Lucerne; Kathleen K. PATTY and husband David, Logansport; thirteen grandchildren, Jerrod H. PATTY; David A. PATTY, Jr.; Kyle L. RANS; Maggie [HICKLE], Seth [HICKLE], Jarrod [HICKLE] and Wesley HICKLE; Carrie FAIRCHILD; Jamie PHILLIPS; Nicholas BALDNER; Leslie ROUCH; Chad LOWRY and Robyn ROUCH OVERLANDER; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard [HICKLE] and wife Carol, Kewanna; one brother-in-law, Robert KNICKER and wife Rose, Munster; his mother-in-law, Nellie KNICKER, Kewanna; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and a twin brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hiarrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Burial is at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and 8 a.m. Wednesday until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or Heart Fund.

Tuesday, October 31, 2000

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 1, 2000

George B. DeMont
Jan. 13, 1917 - Oct. 31, 2000
George B. DeMONT, 83, Plymouth, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born to Earl G. and Alta Carrie JORDON DeMONT in Rochester, he married Dorothy M. FURRY April 28, 1940 in Plymouth. She survives.
Mr. DeMont was a teacher, trustee and superintendent of Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth. He retired in 1974, after 33 years as a NIPSCO electrician. He earned three Bronze Stars as a U.S. Marine during World War II campaigns in Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, the Marianas and Japan. He was a Corporal in C Company, 6th Battalion, V.A.C. He was a Boy Scout leader and enjoyed golfing in the NIPSCO league. He pitched softball for the Coca Cola team and pitched against the World's Champion Softball team in a game with the Plymouth All-Stars in 1938. He pitched the United Brethren School team to a tie for first place in the B League in 1940 and 1941. He enjoyed gardening, friends and family.
Surviving with his wife, of Plymouth, are two sons, Edwin G. [DeMONT] and wife Sharon, Plymouth; D. Eugene [DeMONT] and wife Margo, Plymouth; one daughter, Suzanne R. UMBAUGH and husband Mark, Argos; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; Gwen CALVERT; Jennifer KINGSTON; Brandon [DeMONT], Michael [DeMONT], Daniel [DeMONT] and Christopher DeMONT; Jeffrey [UMBAUGH], Jeremy [UMBAUGH] and Joshua UMBAUGH; two sisters, Nellie MILLER, Port Huron, Mich.; Mary McCRACKEN, Indianapolis.
Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers, Norman [DeMONT] and Wayne [DeMONT], three infant siblings and one half-sister, Velma CARPENTER.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Maurice C. GRINDLE officiating. Military graveside services are at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Youth Softball League, the Parkinson's Foundation or Alzheimer's Foundation.

Harold Markley
July 9, 1915 - Oct. 31, 2000
Harold MARKLEY, 85, Mentone, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at Bremen Health Care Center.
Born to Roy and Elvia CARROTHERS MARKLEY in Lapaz, he married Esther REED Oct. 17, 1936 in Rochester. She died Oct. 17, 1982.
Mr. Markley, a longtime volunteer fireman, was a farmer and member of First Baptist Church of Mentone, Masonic Lodge, Mentone, and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.
Surviving is one son, Lee MARKLEY, Mentone, and several half-brothers and half-sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Joe OLSON officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Gladys J. Eaton
March 28, 1917 - Oct. 31, 2000
Gladys J. EATON, 83, Eaton, Ohio, formerly of Akron, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Reid Hospital and Health Care, Richmond.
Born [Gladys J. FEAR] to Homer and Goldie SUMPTER FEAR in Kosciusko, she married Emmett "Buck" EATON June 13, 1936 in Akron. He died Jan. 15, 1969.
Mrs. Eaton was a homemaker.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Charles "Jeannie" MATHENY, Eaton, Ohio; one sister, Wilma WARREN, South Whitley.
Preceding in death with her husband were two brothers.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating. Burial is at Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, November 3, 2000

Thomas A. Rhodes
March 6, 1922 - Nov. 3, 2000
Thomas A. RHODES, 78, 1316 Ewing Rd., Rochester, died at 2:07 a.m. today at his residence.
Born to Porter and Luvilla BALLINGER RHODES in Athens, he married Marjorie J. NEWMAN March 14, 1947 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Rhodes, a lifetime Fulton County resident, retired in 1986 from Rochester Telephone Co., where he was a lineman and service reapirman. He was a member of New Life Church, Rochester. He was a prisoner of war during World War II, when he served in Europe with the U.S. Army 12th Armored Division. He was a member of Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343 and Disabled American Veterans Association.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Colleen WAGONER and husband Richard, Rochester; Marcia HEISHMAN, Lafayette; Annette FENSTERMAKER and husband Don, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Dustin [HEISHMAN] and Melanie HEISHMAN, Mescalero, N.M.; Trish and Tony HEISHMAN COLLINS, Rochester; Richard [WAGONER] and Shelly WAGONER, Brownsburg; Stacy and Heather WAGONER, Holland, Mich.; Taylor FENSTERMAKER, Matthew [ZEHNER] and John ZEHNER, all of Rochester; two step-grandchildren; four sisters, Nina CHAPMAN, Irene MILLER, Lorene SPICE and husband Don, all of Rochester; Selena GILLESPIE and husband Bill, Akron; two brothers, Dale RHODES and wife Vernice, Rochester; Bobby RHODES and wife Nelda, Star City.
Preceding in death were his parents, one sister, two brothers and one great-grandson, Kaleb Thomas WAGONER on April 15, 1999.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military gravesidee services. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation.

Saturday, November 4, 2000

Lauren Abbott
Lauren ABBOTT, four months, 1162 Appletree Lane, Rochester, died at 12:24 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

M. Elinor Dick
Oct. 13, 1912 - Nov. 3, 2000
M. Elinor DICK, 88, Montgomery, Texas, died at 4 a.m. Friday at her son's residence in Montgomery.
Born [M. Elinor GREEN] in Carrolton, Ohio, to William and Florence P. CHAMPER GREEN, she married Carl A. DICK on May 4, 1963. He died in 1977.
Mrs. Dick lived in Texas since April 1, 2000. Prior to that she lived in Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Rochester.
She worked for Michigan Bell Telephone, Niles, Mich. She attended Talma United Methodist Church and was a member of Scramblers Square Dance Club, Mentone.
Survivors include one daughter, Florence "Jackie" HOSKIN, Montgomery, Texas.; three sons, James W. HOSKIN and wife Sandra, Montgomery, Texas, Richard D. HOSKIN and wife Kay, Indianapolis, Robert HOSKIN and wife Sharon, Rewey, Wis.; two step-daughters, Charlene SCHROER and husband William, Rochester, Patricia UTTERBACK,Westfield; and one sister, Thedamac NOCERA and husband James, Warren, Ohio.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hamlett Cemetery, Talma. Burial will be at Hamlett Cemetery, Talma. There will be no visitation.

Monday, November 6, 2000

Lori A. Border
April 21, 1967 - Nov. 4, 2000
Lori A. BORDER, 33, 1716 Monroe St., died at 4:32 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.
The daughter of Rod K. and Sharon L. GIBSON BORDER, she was born in Rochester. She was a 1987 graduate of Rochester High School. A former part-time employee of the American Cancer Society of Marion County, she lived in Indianapolis for 10 years. She enjoyed reading, music, crocheting and crossword puzzles and was an avid sports fan. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Surviving are her parents, Rod and Sharon, of 1716 Monroe St.; a sister, Kelli FUGATE, Rochester; two nephews, Levi BROWER and Michael FUGATE, Rochester; maternal grandmother Maxine GIBSON, Rochester; and paternal grandmother Betty BORDER, Janesville, Wisc. She was preceded by her maternal grandfather, Francis GIBSON, and paternal grandfather, Keith BORDER.
Graveside funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rochester Citizens Cemetery with Pastor Bill RIGGS officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Lori A. Border Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers. Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Lauren E. Abbott
June 6, 2000 - Nov. 3, 2000
Lauren Elizabeth ABBOTT, 4 months, 1162 Appletree Lane, died at 12:24 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
Born in Rochester to Rick and Shelley MUSGRAVE ABBOTT, she lived her entire lifetime in Rochester. She attended First Christian Church.
Surviving are her parents, Rick and Shelley; one sister, Erica Lynn ABBOTT, at home; maternal grandparents Stanley and Judy MUSGRAVE, Rochester; paternal grandfather William L. ABBOTT, Rochester; paternal grandmother Barbara J. BRADWAY, Rochester; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Carol BRADWAY, Rochester, and Doris HOOVER, Fort Myers, Fla.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Rochester with Rev. Bill RIGGS officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester; and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. A memorial fund will be established in her name for meningitis research and education.

Golda F. Briggs
Mrs. Golda F. BRIGGS, 100, of Hickory Creek Health Care Center and formerly of Macy and 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died at 5:20 a.m. today at Hickory Creek.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Zoe N. Haecker
Infant Zoe N. HAECKER, Claypool, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
She was born two hours earlier to Craig and Rita KOONTZ HAECKER, 6454 W. Roy Drive, Claypool.
Surviving with her parents is her paternal grandmother, Norma HAECKER, North Manchester; and maternal grandparents, Larry and Gracie KOONTZ, Bourbon.
Graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, with Rev. Kurt STOUT officiating. DeLaughter-McKee Mortary, North Manchester Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, November 7, 2000

lda F. Briggs
June 8, 1900 - Nov. 6, 2000
Golda F. BABER BRIGGS, 100, 705 E. Fourth St., formerly of Macy, died Monday at Hickory Creek Health Care Center, Rochester.
She [Golda F. HECKATHORN] was born to Henry and Cora HARTMEN HECKATHORN in Fulton County. She married Roscoe C. BABER on Nov. 9, 1919 in Fulton. He died Aug. 12, 1954. She then married Robert Hurd BRIGGS on Sept. 9, 1959. He died Nov. 4, 1988.
She was a homemaker, a member of Macy Mother's Club, a 50-year member of the Macy Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Imogene WILSON and husband Ed, Rochester; Betty Jo BENEDICT and husband DeWayne, Kokomo; two sons, Ron BABER, with wife Nila, Rochester; Richard BABER, with wife Mary LaVerne, Peru; on stepson, Richard BRIGGS and wife Joyce, Macy; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth HECKATHORN and wife Mary Jane, Monon; a sister-in-law, Gloria HECKATHORN, Nyona Lake; nieces and nephews. She was preceded by two grandsons, one great-grandson, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Mexico New Life United Methodist Church.

Helen M. Miller
April 24, 1910 - Nov. 6, 2000
Helen M. MILLER, 90, Royal Care of Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and formerly of Akron, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday in Pigeon Forge.
She was born in Miami County to Albert and Bankie HOFFMAN YOUNG. She married William K. MILLER on Jan. 1, 1934 in Indianapolis. He died Aug. 22, 1970.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Controls Inc., in North Manchester, and was a cook at Gilead School. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, William A MILLER, with wife Betty, Sevierville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Billie RICKMEYER, Bluffton, and Debra SPEICHER, LaGrange; seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Ralph YOUNG, Akron, and Cleo YOUNG, Indianapolis.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Terry McGARRITY officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home.

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Helen Utter
Helen UTTER, 87, died at 2:30 a.m. today in her residence at 418 Mishawaka St., Akron. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

David L. Royster
David L. ROYSTER, 65, of 3142 N. Fulton County Road 700 West, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Albert Leroy Shotts, Jr.
Albert Leroy SHOTTS Jr., 46, 917 W. Fulton County Road 375 North, died at his home Oct. 28. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, November 9, 2000

Helen Utter
Lumber pioneer Helen Utter dies
The Sentinel Report
Pioneer lumber woman Helen PIKE UTTER, 87, who, with her husband Howard UTTER, founded Pike Lumber Co., died at her Akron home Wednesday after a long illness.
The second daughter of D. A. and Eva BECK PIKE, she was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Wabash. In the 1920s her family moved to Akron, where her father operated a sawmill and retail lumber yard. After graduating from Akron High School, Mrs. Utter studied at Manchester College until deciding, in 1933, to become the fourth generation of the Pike family to enter the lumber industry.
She set out for the woods of northern Indiana and southern Michigan with a portable sawmill, $300, and a determination that was to become well known. Believed to be the first woman in Indiana to have a timber buyer's license, she liked to say, "No holds are barred to women in the lumber industry."
She married Howard M. UTTER on Jan. 21, 1934. They worked together to move Pike Lumber Co. from a simple sawmill to a manufacturer of hardwood lumber that serves a national and international market from offices in Akron and Carbon, Ind. He died Jan. 10, 1995.
Mrs. Utter was a founder of Akron's Psi Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta Phi sorority, a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business.
Surviving are three children, a son, Channing [UTTER] and his wife, Sandra, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Kay) BROWN, Decatur, and Mrs. Joe (Lynne) NORTHROP, Huntington; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John (Virginia) YORK, Akron.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Akron United Methodist Church. Services are at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Harold L. LEININGER, assisted by his son, Rev. Stephen A. LEININGER, officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Hartzler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Akron United Methodist Church fund.

Beulah V. Gillespie
Aug. 15, 1909 - Nov. 8, 2000
Beulah V. [KING] LAMB GILLESPIE, 91, Flora, died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi.
Born to Martin Luther and Rosa Zella BARNHISEL KING in Miami County, she married Robert Merrill LAMB Jan. 8, 1933 in Amboy. He died Oct. 25, 1965. She married Ted R. GILLESPIE in June, 1974. He died August, 1987.
Mrs. Gillespie was a retired nurse and housewife. She attended Gilead High School and graduated from Chili High School in 1928 and Parkview-Methodist Episcopal Hospital School for Nurses in 1931. She was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Richard Carl LAMB, Milo, Iowa; one daughter, Roberta Sue LAMB-SHANKS, Bringhurst; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Freida FAWLEY, Warsaw; Helen Bernice KING, Akron; Vada COPLEN, Akron.
Services are at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating. Burial is at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Friday and 3-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center Resident's Wish Fund.

Albert L. Shotts, Jr.
March 28, 1954 - Oct. 28, 2000
Albert Leroy SHOTTS, Jr., 46, 917 W., Fulton County Road 375 N., died Oct. 28 at his residence.
Born to Albert L., Sr., and Alice J. HITTLE SHOTTS in Rochester, he was a 1972 graduate of Mentone High School. He worked for Walker Muffler Corp., Culver, and Lear Corp., Bourbon. He was a member of ABATE, Rochester.
Survivors include his father, Rochester; one son, Andrew SHOTTS, Rochester; one sister, Barbara JOHNSON, Rochester; two brothers, Ralph [SHOTTS] and wife Paula, Rochester, Robert [SHOTTS] and wife Jackie, Sebring, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was his mother, Nov. 5, 1990.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Richland Center Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

David L. Royster
Jan. 9, 1935 - Nov. 7, 2000
David L. ROYSTER, 65, 3142 N., Fulton County Road 700 W., died at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born to Lee and Pearl LEWIS ROYSTER in Three Prong, Ky., he married Marlene J. KABELL Oct. 25, 1974 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She survives.
A 10-year Fulton County resident, he was a welder and employee of Par-Kan, Silver Lake. He was a member of Fulton County Coon Hunters Club.
Surviving with his wife, Rochester, are four daughters, Rosie [ROYSTER] and Susan ROYSTER, both of Wells, Mich.; Deane ROYSTER, Rochester; Willamina MASON, Rochester; four sons, David L. [ROYSTER], Jr., Detroit, Mich.; Wesley C. [ROYSTER], Wells, Mich.; Daniel L. [ROYSTER] and wife Dawn, Rochester; Wilfred Charles GAUTHIER, Rochester.; eight grandchildren. One of twenty-one children, he is also survived by many sisters and brothers.
Preceding in death were his parents.
There is no visitation or services. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack P. Croy
Nov. 19, 1923 - Nov. 8, 2000
Jack P. CROY, 76, Leiters Ford, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.
Born to Russell E. and Margaret LOCKRIDGE CROY in Culver, he married Jane RUSSELL July 3, 1946 in South Bend. She survives.
A 1941 Culver High School graduate, he was a lifetime resident of the Culver and Leiters Ford communities. A retired farmer, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a Culver Community School Board member and Aubbeenaubbee Township Trustee.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Linda NELSON, South Bend; Mary CHESSER and husband Allen, Leiters Ford; one son, Thomas CROY and wife Lana, Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Bridgett REPAY, Brenda [NELSON] and Mary Beth NELSON, Maxwell [CROY], Blake [CROY] and Russell CROY, Emily [CHESSER] Alex [CHESSER] and Carl CHESSER; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Martha BURKETT and husband Harold, Mishawaka; Susan REDMAN, South Bend; one brother, Robert "Mike" M. CROY and wife Wanda, South Bend.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James CROY.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dorothy JONES officiating. Burial is at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Indiana Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Friday, November 10, 2000

Beulah V. Gillespie
Aug. 15, 1909 - Nov. 8, 2000
Services for Beulah V. LAMB GILLESPIE, 91, Flora, are at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial is at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Reinke Funeral Home, Flora, and from 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center Resident's Wish Fund.

Saturday, November 11, 2000

[no obits]

Monday, November 13, 2000

Melvin "Bud" Tyler
July 11, 1928 - Nov. 11, 2000
Melvin "Bud" DeVerl TYLER, 72, 314 Fulton Ave., Rochester, died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born to Francis and Naomi PICKENS TYLER near Rochester, he married Rosamond RICHARDSON Sept. 20, 1946 in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. Tyler was a Rochester resident for 20 years, coming from McAlestar, Okla., where he was in charge of security at Oklahoma State Prison. He retired from Fulton Industries, Rochester. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 852 and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, both of Rochester.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Pamela K. COOK and husband Billy D., Rochester; two sons, Gary D. [TYLER] and Barry P. [TYLER], both of Rochester; six grandchildren, Carey [GOOD], Christopher [GOOD] and DeAnn GOOD, Jason [TYLER], Troy [TYLER] and Corey TYLER; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Elnora SAYGER and husband John, Rochester; Clymenia HALTERMAN and husband Willis, Rochester; Jean GUNDRUM and husband Bernard, Fulton; Mona SNOOK and husband Phillip, Rochester; Judy KUHN and husband Chuck, Rochester; three brothers, Billy [TYLER] and wife Donna, Paul [TYLER] and wife Sandy and Jimmie [TYLER], all of Rochester; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Ralph [TYLER].
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. Burial is at Bruce Lake Cemetery, with military graveside services by the VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Ida Belle Swank
Nov. 16, 1916 - Nov. 10, 2000
Ida Belle [WOODCOX] STEININGER SWANK, 83, Hickory Creek, Peru, formerly of 1319 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:50 p.m. Friday at her residence.
Born to Eli and Ethel SPURLOCK WOODCOX west of Rochester, she married Omer Ray STEININGER Nov. 29, 1934 in Rochester. He died Sept. 13, 1979. She married Ralph SWANK May 23, 1981. He died Dec. 2, 1989.
Mrs. Swank, a homemaker, resided in the Rochester community most of her life.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary NORDENBROCK, Peru; Judy MURTAUGH and husband John, Westchester, Ohio; two sons, Donald STEININGER and wife Charlene, Carmel; Ronald STEININGER, Ligonier; one son-in-law, Paul RAWLINS, Danville; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husbands were one daughter, Loretta RAWLINS, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five sisters and five brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Phil LAKE officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Marilyn Bowers Pemberton
Oct. 19, 1936-Nov. 13, 2000
Marilyn Lu [YORK] BOWERS PEMBERTON, 64, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday at her rural Walton home.
Born to John Frederick and Kristel WOODHOUSE YORK in Kokomo, she married Larry Joe BOWERS, Sr. Aug. 8, 1954. He died Feb. 12, 1987. She married George A. PEMBERTON Feb. 24, 1987. He died in February of 1989.
Mrs. Pemberton, a member of Grace Baptist Church, Kokomo, was a homemaker and worked at Kokomo Bargain Center and Schultz Variety Store. She was co-owner of Joe and Marilyn's Tap Room.
Survivors include three sons, Larry J. and wife Mel BOWERS, Jr., Rochester; Bradley BOWERS and fiancee Kim STURGEON, Walton; John BOWERS, Kokomo; three daughters, Debra MOUSER and husband John, Kokomo; Lisa RILEY and husband Jerry, Kokomo; Rhonda P. TANNER, Kokomo; twelve grandchildren, Jessica BOWERS, Muncie; Derek [MOUSER] and Kenzie MOUSER, Cory [BOWERS] and Stephanie BOWERS, all of Kokomo; Joshua BROWN, Fisher; Zachary [BROWN] and Lucas BROWN, both of Kokomo; Rachel [BROWN] and Connor BROWN, both of Galveston; Brandy [BOWERS] and Braxton BOWERS, both of Rochester; two sisters, Kathleen COPP and husband Steve, Nevada, In.; Nancy BURTON and husband Wilbur, Kokomo; one brother, Dennis CAREY, Kokomo; her stepfather, Donald L. CAREY, Kokomo; several nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Preceding in death with her husbands were her mother and father and one brother.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Rev. William MOUSER officiating. Entombment is at Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum, Kokomo. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mortuary.

Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Denton C. Abbey
Aug. 25, 1909 - Oct. 30, 2000
Word has been received that Denton C. ABBEY, 91, Fayetteville, Penn., died Oct. 30 at his residence.
Born to Manton and Jane ABBEY in Hamlin, Penn., he married Harriet KNEPPER May 26, 1942 in Honesdale, Penn. She survives.
Mr. Abbey came to the Rochester and Mentone areas in 1942 and returned to Pennsylvania in 1988. He was an X-ray technician at Woodlawn Hospital in the 1940's and later was employed by Dr. Dan URSCHEL, Mentone. He was active in the Truth for Today Bible study group and enjoyed flying his own plane and woodworking.
Surviving with his wife, of Fayetteville, Penn., is one daughter, Pamela ABBEY PARR, Concord, Calif.
Preceding in death were three brothers.
Services have been conducted.

Thursday, November 16, 2000

[no obits]

Friday, November 17, 2000

Harlan K. Feidner
April 19, 1943 - Nov. 16, 2000
Harlan Kurtis FEIDNER, 57, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at his Kewanna residence.
Born to George H. and Thelma L. HOLLOWAY FEIDNER in Kewanna, he married Phyllis A. SWAYZE April 26, 1963 in Grass Creek. She survives.
A handyman, Mr. Feidner is survived by his wife, at home, one son, Kurtis H. FEIDNER, Silver Lake; one daughter, Faith SMART, Delphi; four grandchildren; four brothers, George [FEIDNER], Medaryville; Charles [FEIDNER], Kewanna; Marion [FEIDNER], Kewanna; David [FEIDNER], Rochester; five sisters, Martha BRYANT, Fort Wayne; Ruth McCULLOUGH, Dixon, Tenn.; Sylvia HARTSHORNE, Salem; Mary TODD, Crawfordsville; Myrtle MOORE, Kewanna.
Preceding in death was one brother.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Heath HIATT officiating. Burial is at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Saturday until services.

Saturday, November 18, 2000

Karen E. Sellers
Jan. 5, 1954 - Nov. 16, 2000
Karen E. SELLERS, 46, Monterey, died at 11:50 a.m. in Star City.
Born to Thomas and Edith BURNS MAYS in Logansport, she married Randy H. SELLERS on Nov. 20, 1994, in Winamac. He survives.
Mrs. Sellers was a floral arranger at Camelot Flowers, Winamac. A Monterey resident, coming from Winamac, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winamac, where she was in the choir, and Free Spirits Home Extension Club, Winamac.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Michael PEARCE, Winamac; one stepson, Michael SELLERS, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Stefanie SHAFER and husband Christian, Rochester; two grandchildren, Brodie [SHAFER] and Hannah SHAFER, Rochester; one brother, Jerry MAYS and wife Peggy, Star City.
Preceding in death were her parents, one brother and one sister.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with Rev. Steve ROBINSON officiating. Burial is at Bass Lake Cemetery in rural Knox. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pulaski County Hospice.

Dale W. Thomas
Dale W. THOMAS, 66, Rochester, died at 6:10 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Monday, November 20, 2000

Oddis Conley
March 30, 1928 - Nov. 17, 2000
Oddis CONLEY, 72, 1103 Park St., Rochester, died at 8:13 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born to Gus and Martha CONLEY in Salyersville, Ky., he married Rebabell SWANGO Dec. 12, 1948 in Rochester. She died March 8, 1988.
Mr. Conley lived in the Rochester area most of his life. He was a retired member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He was in the 3rd U.S. Army, 4th Armored Division, 37th Tank Batallion Military Police, serving in the European Theater during World War II, from 1944-1948. He was a trustee at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester, a member of the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 0777.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda RUDD and husband David, Rochester; five sons, Larry EHLINGER and wife Carol, Rochester; Hartmut HASSELBACHER and wife Angelika, Brechen, Germany; Dennis CONLEY and wife Laura, Rochester; Tom CONLEY and wife Charlotte, Rochester; Jim CONLEY and wife Kimberly, Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Austin CONLEY and wife Flo, Plymouth; Gene CONLEY and wife Pat, Rochester.
Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one daughter, Linda Kay [CONLEY], one son, Gerhard HASSELBACHER, one sister, Jane CONLEY, two brothers, Ove "Curley" CONLEY and Arbie CONLEY.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1010 W. Ninth St., Rochester, with Rev. Fred SHELTON officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 0777 and Manitou VFW. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dale W. Thomas
Sept. 21, 1934 - Nov. 17, 2000
Dale W. THOMAS, 66, 1122 Monroe St., Rochester, died at 6:10 p.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born to William A. and Mae WOLFORD THOMAS in Tiosa, he married Sara L. FINGER Dec. 22, 1954 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Thomas was a lifetime Rochester resident. He retired from AIRVAC, Inc., Rochester, in May of 2000. A 1953 graduate of Rochester High School, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany in 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church, Rochester, American Legion Post 36 and Manitou Moose Lodge Post 1107.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Lisa M. BUTT and husband Alan, Granger; Brenda S. URBIN and husband Larry, Kewanna; two sons, Bradley [THOMAS] and wife Lori, Rochester; Chad M. [THOMAS] and fiancee Cheri BAILEY, Rochester; six grandchildren, Kyle BUTT, James [CLARK] and Heather CLARK, Morgan, Mallory [THOMAS] and Madison THOMAS; one sister, Joan HAMMOND and husband Arlen, Granger; one brother, William A. [THOMAS] and wife Melissa, Beaverton, Ore.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Carol A. THOMAS, in 1941.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 36. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church elevator fund or American Heart Association.

Arthur L. Weaver
June 25, 1920 - Nov. 18, 2000
Arthur L. WEAVER, 80, Rochester, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born to Arthur W. and Marie TOUHY WEAVER in Miami County, he married Dorothy "Dottie" L. ESTABROOK July 12, 1944 in Fort Monroe, Va. She survives.
Mr. Weaver was a commodities broker and owned and operated A & M Futures for nine years, retiring in June of 2000. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, stationed with Coastal Artillery in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Rifle Association, and Manitou Moose Lodge.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Daniel A. [WEAVER] and wife Nancy, Terre Haute; Matthew A. [WEAVER] and wife Amy, Rochester; two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth WEAVER, Terre Haute, and Samuel Joseph WEAVER, Tempe, Az.; one niece Jo Anne KAY and husband Jerry, Sebring, Fla.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Audrey MEISER, Sept. 25, 1994.
Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Rev. Harold WELLER and Rev. Joseph JACOB officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 36 and Manitou VFW. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Reciting the Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, is Rev. Joseph Jacob. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Welcome D. Riddle
April 4, 1920 - Nov. 18, 2000
Welcome D. RIDDLE, 80, Tippecanoe, died at 6:04 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born to Lester and Nora May RIDDLE in South Bend, he married Betty Lou MISCHKE June 4, 1946 in South Bend. She died Aug. 31, 1994.
Mr. Riddle, a Tippecanoe resident for 26 years, was a truck driver for Commercial Motor Freight, South Bend, for 32 years, retiring in 1981 with a perfect driving record. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1941-1945 in the African and European Theaters in the 3rd Armored Division under the command of Gen. George Patton. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of the Bourbon American Legion.
Survivors include two sons, Michael [RIDDLE] and wife Dorothy, Walkerton; Scott D. [RIDDLE], Tippecanoe; two grandchildren, Ashley [RIDDLE] and Kyle RIDDLE; two brothers, Myron "Bill" [RIDDLE] and wife Velma, Lakeville; Kenneth [RIDDLE] and wife Jo, Florida. He was one of nine children.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Burial is at Tippecanoe Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Bourbon American Legion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Fred S. Haney Jr.
Oct. 23, 1930 - Nov. 20, 2000
Fred S. HANEY Jr.,, 70, 10877 E. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his residence.
Born to Fred Sr., and Doris M. JENNINGS HANEY, he married Trudy A. TROUTMAN Pinder May 9, 1970 in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Haney was a truck driver at Sonoco Products Co., Akron, and worked at Shepherd's GM Center, Rochester. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of James F. Talbott Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kewanna, and Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Dr. Lisa BOOTH and husband Print, Howe; Lynnelle MILLER and husband Phil, LaGrange; Leigh Ann DAVIS and husband Marvin, Frankfort, Ky.; one son, Rob PINDER, Leesburg; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn ADAMS and husband Raymond, Akron; two brothers, Dr. Leslie HANEY and wife Laura, Goshen; Maurice HANEY and wife Judy, Akron.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, David HANEY, in 1960.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by Kewanna VFW and the American Legion. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Wabash - Miami County Hospice.

Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Leona M. Rathbun
Leona Marie RATHBUN, 85, Mentone, died at 10:18 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Ray Wickline
Oct. 1, 1917 - Nov. 21, 2000
Ray WICKLINE, 83, Kewanna, formerly of Berne, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chalet Village Health & Rehab Center.
Born to Newton A. and Grace WAUGH WICKLINE near Mt. Sterling, Ohio, he married Vera SINGER June 25, 1945 in Wabash. She survives.
Mr. Wickline, a retired farmer, was a member of Sharon Wesleyan Church, Kewanna, where he was Sunday School Superintendent, song leader and teacher many years. He was involved in the Rochester Gideon Camp. In 1945, he built a new home in Ohio for his family near his parents. He moved to the Bruce homestead near Lake Bruce in 1950 and lived there for 50 years. He was a 1929 graduate of Darbyville, Ohio, High School.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Vera Ray WHITE, Berne; three grandchildren, PhilRay WHITE and wife Brenda, Paul WHITE and wife Debbie, Amy SMITH and husband Benjye; five great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were three brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Rev. Paul D. REYNOLDS officiating. Burial is at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Leona "Marie" Rathbun
Nov. 11, 1915 - Nov. 20, 2000
Leona "Marie" RATHBUN, 85, Mentone, died at 10:18 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Ralph and Alma Gail MILLER WIDEMAN, Sr. in South Bend, she married William RATHBUN Nov. 11, 1936 in Warsaw. He died Jan. 27, 1972.
Mrs. Rathbun, a lifetime area resident, retired from Warsaw Coil Inc. and was a member of Talma United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Cameron "Patrick," [RATHBUN] Akron; two daughters, Carol BOYER and husband Don, Mentone; Sandra SHEPHERD and husband Ellis, Akron; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph WIDEMAN, Jr., Warsaw.
Preceding in death were two sisters.
Services are at 4 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Michael SMITH officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Beulah L. Adams
April 28, 1904 - Nov. 21, 2000
Beulah L. ADAMS, 96, Millers Merry Manor, Culver, died at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso.
Born to Loran and Floy CALDWELL LEAP in Boone County, she married Arnold ADAMS April 1, 1934 in Tippecanoe. He died June 14, 1979.
Mrs. Adams, formerly of Kewanna, was a retired custodian and a member of First Baptist Church, Kewanna. She was a 1922 graduate of Kewanna High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Luanne PHILLIPS, Fairborne, Ohio; two grandchildren; twin sisters Eva [LEAP] and Treva LEAP, both of Culver.
Preceding in death were one sister and one brother.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial is at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kewanna First Baptist Church.

Edgar Elam, Jr.
Oct. 26, 1945 - Nov. 21, 2000
Edgar ELAM, Jr., 55, Salyersville, Ky., died Tuesday morning at his residence.
Born to Edgar and Mary MINIX ELAM in Salyersville, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist.
Surviving are one daughter, Carla ELAM, one son, Edgar ELAM III, both of Indiana and five grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial is at Tippecanoe Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday until services at the funeral home.

Donna Smith Hunneshagen
Donna SMITH HUNNESHAGEN, 73, died at Beverly Health Care Center, Bradenton, Fla., at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, November 23, 2000

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 24, 2000

Donna L. Hunneshagen
Dec. 16, 1926 - Nov. 21, 2000
Donna Louise HUNNESHAGEN, 73, died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday at Beverly Health Care Center, Bradenton, Fla.
Born in Indianapolis, she married Hugh HUNNESHAGEN, Jr. Aug. 30, 1951 in Rochester. He died Oct. 12, 1995.
Mrs. Hunneshagen, a homemaker and nurse's aide, raised her family in Rochester, moving to Bradenton in 1970. She was a member of Sarabay Baptist Church, Bradenton, and former member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonja BURR and husband John, Sarasota, Fla.; Annette HUNNESHAGEN, Bradenton, Fla.; one grandson, David Michael BURR, Sarasota, Fla.
Preceding in death were one son, Douglas H. [HUNNESHAGEN], Jr., in 1999 and one brother, George SMITH.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Fred SHELTON officiating. Burial is at Bruce Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until services today at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 25, 2000

[no obits]

Monday, November 27, 2000

George A. Cochran
Oct. 23, 1937 - Nov. 18, 2000
Former Mentone resident George Austin COCHRAN, 63, died Nov. 18 at his Waco, Texas, home.
He was born to John Adam and Edna Mae MARSH COCHRAN in Kosciusko County. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a laborer and Mentone area resident. He moved to Waco one year ago.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth HARTZELL, Etna Green; Charlotte STINE and husband Dan, Warsaw; three brothers, Bill [COCHRAN] and wife Linda, Mentone; Richard "Skip" [COCHRAN], Fort Wayne; Charles L. [COCHRAN], Warsaw; several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Edward [COCHRAN] in 1969.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Billy STEELE officiating. Burial is at LaFountaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Annabelle Alber
Dec. 25, 1914 - Nov. 26, 2000
Annabelle ALBER, 85, Fulton, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek Health Care Center, Rochester.
Born to John W. and Bertha GRAY WALTERS in Rochester Township, she married Daniel Clifford ALBER Jan. 17, 1937 in Rochester. He died Dec. 7, 1975.
Mrs. Alber, a retired Caston school cook, was a member of Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, and of the Order of the Eastern Star, Fulton.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Cindy and husband Greg POWNELL, Logansport; Karen and husband Barry CAPPER, Plymouth; three great-grandchildren, Blake POWNELL, Cameron [CAPPER] and Bailey CAPPER; one brother, Raymond WALTERS, Alton, Ill.; one son-in-law, Phillip RENTSCHLER, Macy; dear friend Clyde CASTLEMAN, Rochester.
Preceding in death were one daughter, Margaret Ann RENTSCHLER, June 30, 1994, one infant daughter, Dec. 2, 1940, and one brother, Paul WALTERS.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial is at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church.

Colman M. "Coley" Howton
Feb. 18, 1919 - Nov. 26, 2000
Colman M. "Coley" HOWTON, 81, 3139 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center Rochester.
Born to Marcus Colman and Elsie ZIMMERMAN HOWTON in Forrest City, Ark., he married Lois BURTON July 29, 1940 in Paducah, Ky. She survives.
Mr. Howton came to the Rochester and Argos communities from Chicago in 1946. He earned a Bronze Star as a member of the U.S. Army unit that liberated Dachau prison camp during World War II. He was foreman and plant superintendent at Indiana Metal (Torx Products), Rochester, from 1951-1964. He founded Talma Fastener Corp. and was its president until he retired in 1990. He was a 55-year member of Argos United Methodist Church, a 56-year member of American Legion Post 68, Argos, and was active in its Color Guard. He was a lifetime member of Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars and Kilwinning Free and Accepted Masons Lodge, Plymouth. He was a Cub Scout Master and Boy Scout Master for over 15 years.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Judy KING and husband Bob, Bourbon; three sons, Ron [HOWTON] and wife Eileen, Rochester; Mike [HOWTON] and wife Beverly, Rochester; Richard [HOWTON] and wife Vivian, Elkhart; twelve grandchildren, Sheryl CREECH, Sheila ULLERY, Diana HOWTON, Laurie PARKO, Sharon O'BRYAN, Michele REESER, Jamie HALFAST, Ashlee HOWTON, Traci BOUDREAU, Marc [HOWTON], Matthew [HOWTON] and Tara HOWTON; nine great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Lucille NANTZ and husband Howard and Mary WALKER and husband Leonard, all of Henderson, Ky.; one brother, Berton STONE and wife Ruby, Henderson, Ky.; nine nieces and 15 nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Dan [HOWTON] in 1980, four sisters, Mabel SKAGGS, Ellen POWELL, Lena FLOY, Pearl ROBERTSON.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Argos United Methodist Church, with Rev. Robin SMITH officiating. Burial is at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky., where the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday and 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, 206 N. Michigan S., Argos, or for one hour before services at the church. Kilwinning F & AM will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Argos United Methodist Church.

James S. Russell
April 17, 1915 - Nov. 4, 2000
James Spencer RUSSELL, 85, Kewanna, died at 2:37 a.m. Nov. 4 at Pulaski Healthcare Center, Winamac.
Born to Carl and Arlie CLIFFORD RUSSELL, he was a graduate of New Mexico Military Academy, and was commissioned a U.S. Cavalry officer.
He received a bachelor of art degree at University of New Mexico and a master of fine arts degree from Yale Drama School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service over 20 years in New York City and was an interior display artist at Macy's Department Store. His art work was exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and his set designs appeared in Broadway and national television over 50 years. He designed sets for Thornton Wilder's "Skin of Our Teeth." Considered a pioneer of set design for conversion to color television, he worked at NBC Television, designing sets for Philco Playhouse, Alcoa Presents and Hallmark Theater. From 1961-1990, he put on one-man shows of watercolors and drawings, two pieces appearing in "Midnight Cowboy" and "John and Mary." Several pieces are kept in collection at the University of Florida. Pieces kept at Woodward Foundation, Washington D.C., were transferred to the Collection of Contemporary Art at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. An avid jazz fan, his work was on the cover of Chico Freeman's album titled "Chico."
His father, John C. RUSSELL, died Nov. 17. He is survived by one nephew, Jack RUSSELL, one niece, Julie R. PEASE, both of Vermont, and special friend Bridget WHEADON, Rochester.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna. A memorial service at Initiate Develop and Encourage Artist Style (IDEAS), 112 E. Eighth St., Rochester, is at 4 p.m. Saturday. Frain Mortuary, Winamac, is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, November 28, 2000

James D. McBride
Sept. 3, 1938 - Nov. 26, 2000
Former Rochester resident James D. McBRIDE, 62, died Sunday at his Fairfield Glade, Tenn., residence.
Born to Sheldon and Pauline GUNNING McBRIDE in Kokomo, he married Jean A. NELSON Nov. 26, 1982 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. McBride served in the U.S. Marines in Korea and enjoyed golf and ice fishing. He retired from Lau Industries, Rochester, as plant engineer in 1999 after 30 years.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are four sons, Jim [McBRIDE] and Tim McBRIDE, Tom ZIMMERMAN and wife Trina, Jeff ZIMMERMAN; four daughters, Betsy PENNY, Robin MILLER, Wendy KRAMER and husband Robert, Pam ZIMMERMAN; ten grandchildren, Megan [McBRIDE] and Sean McBRIDE, Lauren PENNY, Joshua [MILLER] and Danielle MILLER, Garrett, Sydney [ZIMMERMAN] and Keegan ZIMMERMAN, Christopher [KRAMER] and Shannon KRAMER.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Burial is at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James L. Myers
Oct. 25, 1934 - Nov. 23, 2000
James Lee MYERS, 66, West Palm Beach, Fla., died Thursday at I. H. S. Nursing Home, West Palm Beach.
Born to Richard A. and Emretta DAMRON MYERS in Peru, he was a retired building contractor who enjoyed playing his bass fiddle.
Survivors include two sons, Alan [MYERS], Akron; James [MYERS] and fiancee Kristy QUINLAN, Akron; two daughters, Terri GUNDRUM and husband Jim, Rochester; Tyra STALEY, Lake Worth, Fla.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Billy BRENNER and wife Mary, Peru; Jack MYERS, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Charlene SULLIVAN and husband Charles, West Palm Beach; special friends Max [MORTZ] and Timmy MORTZ, West Palm Beach.
There are no services planned.

Billie Mae Musselman
Billie Mae MAYNARD MUSSELMAN, 95, Athens, Ga., formerly of Rochester, died Sunday.
She was born to Thomas and Nellie MAYNARD.
Survivors include one son, Nils MUSSELMAN, West Palm Beach, Fla.; four daughters, Nelrose BRYANT and husband Dale, Holiday, Fla.; Nancy FUNK and husband Jim, Rochester; Nikki ONSTOTT and husband David, Athens, Ga.; Noelle EARNEST and husband Bill, Sebring, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice ANNEE, Canton, Ga.; Jacqueline STRONG, Beaver Creek, Ohio.
Arrangements are by National Cremation Society, Lilburn, Ga.

Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Knight L. Wennerstrom, Sr.
Feb. 12, 1922 - Nov. 27, 2000
Knight L. WENNERSTROM, Sr., 78, Plymouth, died at 8:11 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to August Edward and Naome JOHNSON WENNERSTROM in Culver, he married Ruth E. GLASSMAN Dec. 2, 1950 in Plymouth. She survives.
Mr. Wennerstrom, a 1942 Culver High School graduate, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-1945 in Normandy and the Rhineland. He was awarded a Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater ribbons with two Bronze Stars. He was a machinist, retiring from Biomet, Warsaw, in 1987. A member of Culver Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6919 and the Disabled American Veterans Post 6, South Bend, he enjoyed auctions, yard sales, woodworking, bingo, fishing and collected model cars.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter Linda O'KEEFE and husband Shawn, Plymouth; one son, Knight [WENNERSTROM], Jr., Plymouth; three grandchildren Stephanie [O'KEEFE] and Corey O'KEEFE, Plymouth, and Knight [WENNERSTROM] III and wife Jeannie, Teegarden, Ill.; one sister, Ann GIBBONS, Rochester; three brothers, August [WENNERSTROM], Jr., and wife Betty, Culver [WENNERSTROM] and wife Delores, all of Mishawaka; Clarence [WENNERSTROM], Las Vegas.
Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, Bill [WENNERSTROM] and Ed [WENNERSTROM].
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Burial and military graveside services by Culver VFW Post 6919 are at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Culver VFW Post 6919.

Don E. Keefer
Don E. KEEFER, 53, 112 W. Owl Dr., Rochester, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Arrangements are pending at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Christine A. Shambaugh
Nov. 12, 1958 - Nov. 29, 2000
Christine Ann SHAMBAUGH, 42, Warsaw, died at 12:15 a.m. today at her residence.
Born to Clayton and Gloria WARREN KERCHENFAUT in Warsaw, she married Jack SHAMBAUGH June 3, 1978 in Warsaw. He survives.
Mrs. Shambaugh, a lifetime Warsaw resident, was a 1977 graduate of Warsaw High School and was attending Ivy Tech, Warsaw. She was co-owner of Carpet Butler, Warsaw, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Beta Zeta Kappa.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three sons, Jeremy [SHAMBAUGH], Lucas [SHAMBAUGH] and Zachary [SHAMBAGH], all at home; her parents, Warsaw; two sisters, Laurie LINTON and husband Mark, Pierceton; Martha NUNEZ and husband Mark, Winona Lake; one brother, Joel KERCHENFAUT, Warsaw.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct., Warsaw. Burial is at Pleasant View Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice.

Thursday, November 30, 2000

Donald E. Keefer
Dec. 1, 1946 - Nov. 28, 2000
Donald E. KEEFER, 53, 112 W. Owl Dr., Rochester, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born to Russell and Rosa SLAGEL KEEFER in Huntington, he married Marla A. RINGLE CONDON Oct. 15, 1994 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Keefer, who came to Rochester from Auburn 12 years ago, served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, stationed at Coleman Barracks in Germany. A 1964 graduate of Auburn High School, he earned an accounting degree at Indiana University's Fort Wayne Campus. He was a Certified Public Accountant for 30 years, owning Keefer & Co. CPA, Rochester, for eight years. An associate of Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Donaldson, he attended St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, Plymouth and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn, Rochester American Legion Post 36, Plymouth Moose Lodge Post 741, Indiana Association of Certified Public Accountants and Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed golf, yard work, reading and travel.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, James E. [KEEFER] and wife Micki, stationed with the U.S. Army in El Paso; two daughters, Lisa A. WALKER and husband Kim, Kimmel; Christine A. KESSLER, Grabil; his mother, Rosa CARPENTER, Mason, Ohio; one stepson, Kevin CONDON and wife Anita, Bourbon; three stepdaughters, Carleen A. CONDON, Kelly L. KRING, both of Plymouth; Kimberly S. ROSINSKI and husband Earl, Bourbon; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara CAST and Beverly MELLEN and one brother, Gary [KEEFER], all of Mason, Ohio.
Preceding in death were his father and one brother, James [KEEFER].
A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, 611 N. Center St., Plymouth, with Rev. Expedito MUWONGE officiating. Burial and military graveside rites, conducted by Rochester American Legion Post 36, is at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Rosary service is at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ancilla Domini Convent, Donaldson.

Friday, December 1, 2000

Patti M. Tucker
July 16, 1974 - Nov. 30, 2000
Patti M. TUCKER, 26, Akron, died at 9:35 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Terry and Carolyn WITZKY HOWIE in Warsaw, she married Daniel A. TUCKER May 22, 1990 in Warsaw. He survives.
Mrs. Tucker, an occupational therapist at Kosciusko Community Hospital Regional Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw, attended Warsaw Community Church and Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. A 1992 graduate of Warsaw Community High School, she attended Indiana University and earned a bachelor of science in occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University in 1998, graduating with high honors.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are her mother, Carolyn HOWIE, Warsaw; her father, Terry HOWIE, Winona Lake; one sister, Cari JONOLD, San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Jeff HOWIE, Warsaw; paternal grandmother, Mary Louise HOWIE, Johnstown, Pa.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant View Bible Church, Warsaw, with Rev. Dennis WILSON officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct., Warsaw.

Saturday, December 2, 2000

Marvin G. Zabst
Dec. 13, 1919 - Dec. 1, 2000
Marvin G. ZABST, 80, Martinsville, died Friday at Indiana University Medical Center.
Born to Joe and Trudie ZARTMAN ZABST in Fulton, he married Betty V. FLETCHER July 22, 1939. She survives.
Mr. Zabst was owner and operator of Fulton Lumber Co. until semi-retiring in 1974, When he sold his business and moved to Martinsville. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge and 50 year member of the Scottish Rite.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Bruce, Indianapolis; two daughters, Linda DRAPALIK, Martinsville; Sue Ann MEAD, Naperville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Ross [DRAPALIK] and Julie DRAPALIK, Mark [ZABST] and Michael ZABST; one brother, Max I. [ZABST], Fort Wayne.
Preceding in death was one brother, Eldon.
Private services are at Costin Funeral Chapel, Martinsville, with Rev. Al JOHNSON officiating. Burial is at Fulton Cemetery. There is no visitation. Cremation will take place. Memorials may be made to Kennedy Living Center, 301 W. Harrison St., Martinsville.

Rose M. Marburger
Sept. 24, 1912 - Dec. 1, 2000
Rose M. MARBURGER, 88, formerly of Akron and South Bend, died at 7:02 a.m. Friday at Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen.
Born [Rose MOORE] to Frank and Nellie Mae HARTMAN MOORE in Akron, she married Harry H. GREGORY Nov. 15, 1930 in Chilie. He died Aug. 31, 1983. She married Don MITCHELL and Herbert MARBURGER. They both preceded in death.
Mrs. Marburger worked at H.D. Lee Co., Niles Cannery and Ball-Band. A member of First United Church of Christ, Bremen, she belonged to American Legion Auxiliary, Bremen, and volunteered for the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include two daughters, M. Arlene FABYAN and husband Bill, South Bend; Nila Ann WISE and husband John, Granger; one son, Dean GREGORY and wife Lynn, Osceola; one stepson, Fred MITCHELL and wide Barbara, LaPorte; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Pauline STANLEY, Koontz Lake; one brother, Earl MOORE, Macy.
Preceding in death with her husbands were two sisters, Marie BERGER and Alice STEININGER; two brothers, Alfred [MOORE] and Merle MOORE.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, with Rev. Susan SICKELY of First United Methodist Church of Bremen officiating. Burial is at Highland Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation.

Harold Slater
Jan. 28, 1933 - Nov. 30, 2000
Harold "Shorty" SLATER, 67, Plymouth, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to Orton and Bessie BOWMAN SLATER in Plymouth, he married Betty Jane SCHOFF on Nov. 28, 1965, in Plymouth. She survives.
Mr. Slater was a truck driver for most of his life. He drove for Chase Leasing and Ultra Glass. He also worked on the assembly line at Pilgrim Farms. A CB enthusiast, he went by the handle of "Shorty." He enjoyed auctions and being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Marshall County Civil Defense. He attended Plymouth First United Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife; four sons and their families, Tim and Audrey SLATER and Candice and Nathanael SLATER, South Bend; David and Bobbie SLATER and children Breanna [SLATER] and Sabastion SLATER, Lakeville; John and Melissa SLATER and John Sage, Melisia Lynn and Corbin SLATER, Rochester; Joe SLATER, Plymouth; a sister, June REED and husband George, Mentone; and two brothers, Gale and Lucille SLATER, Fulton; and Owen and Evelyn SLATER, Apache Junction, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Harold Dean SLATER; five brothers, Guy, Carl, Vern and Donald SLATER and Louis KRAMER; and three sisters, Freda HOUTCH; Margaret STEWART; and Ruth HARRISON.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Dr. David MOFFETT-MOORE officiating. Burial is at Fairmont Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made the the charity of the doner's choice.

Monday, December 4, 2000

Paul "Pete" Hapner
April 8, 1940 - Dec. 3, 2000
Paul "Pete" HAPNER, 60, Roann, died at 1:29 a.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born to Jesse and Waneta Sroufe Hapner in Urbana, he married Kay Knee Sept. 23, 1962 in Wabash. She survives.
Mr. Hapner, a former barber in North Manchester and Roann, owned and operated Pete's Oil Co., Roann, and worked at Ford Meter Box Co., Wabash. A member of the Indiana National Guard, he belonged to Roann United Methodist Church, Hanna Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Paula KITCHEN and husband Mark, Carmel; Peggy GILLIG and husband Michael, Rochester; Penny GLISSMAN and husband Michael, Gilbert; four grandchildren, Paul and Anna KITCHEN, Carmel; Payge and Molly GILLIG, Rochester; two brothers, George [HAPNER], Fulton; Dale [HAPNER], Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Margaret ZARTMAN and husband Mark, Logansport.
Preceding in death were his parents and one son, Jay Howard HAPNER.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Roann United Methodist Church, corner of Arnold and Adams St., Roann, with Rev. Robert ARMSTRONG officiating. Burial is at Roann Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa, Roann. Memorials may be made to Roann United Methodist Church.

Elsie Akemon
Oct. 9, 1924 - Dec. 2, 2000
Elsie AKEMON, 76, Macy, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday at her residence.
Born [Elsie SPURLOCK] to James and Margaret CHAMBERS SPURLOCK in Oneida, Tenn., she married Josh AKEMON April 6, 1946 in Hima, Ky. He died Oct. 19, 1990.
Mrs. Akeman, a Licensed Practical Nurse, worked at Woodlawn Hospital and Miller's Nursing Home, Rochester. She moved to Macy from Milan, Mich, in 1971. She was a member of the Church of God, Peru.
Survivors include three daughters, Lois Jean MOSES and husband Tom, Castalia, Ohio; Carolyn Sue WILLIAMS, Peru; Shirley Lee COAHRAN and husband William, Macy; two sons, Bobby G. and wife Ami [AKEMON], Peru; Josh M. and wife Barb [AKEMON], Lafayette; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Christine THOMAS, Lexington, Ky.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one grandson, two sisters and one brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jewell PRATT officiating. Burial is at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Hope Hospice.

Judith A. Moon
July 29, 1943 - Dec. 3, 2000
Judith Ann "Judy" MOON, 57, Twelve Mile, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born [Judith Ann ATKINS] to Edgar K. and Mable Maxine WILSON ATKINS in Logansport, she married Everett MOON May 21, 1961 in Twelve Mile. He survives.
Mrs. Moon, a 1961 graduate of Twelve Mile High School, was a homemaker. She had worked at Evergreen Cafe, Rochester. A member of Skinner Worship Chapel, she enjoyed knitting, fishing and cooking.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Sheryl Darlene GARBER and husband Tom, Twelve Mile; one son, Richard A. and wife Heidi [MOON], Logansport; one granddaughter, Danielle GARBER, Twelve Mile; one grandson, Dallis GARBER, Twelve Mile; three brothers, Daniel [ATKINS], Twelve Mile; Richard [ATKINS], Houston; Robert [ATKINS], Genoa, Ohio.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Rd., Logansport, with Rev. Tom ROBBINS officiating. Burial is at Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Twelve Mile First Responders.

LaVerne E. Kuhn
March 18, 1927 - Dec. 3, 2000
LaVerne Evelyn KUHN, 73, Warsaw, died Sunday at her residence.
Born [LaVerne ZORN] to Vinson S. and Bessie A. BENNETT ZORN in Pierceton, she married Max E. KUHN Oct. 14, 1944 in Winnie, Texas. He survives.
Mrs. Kuhn, a homemaker, lived in the Pierceton and Warsaw areas her entire life. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ, Mentone, and the Church of Acts 4:12, Bourbon.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Terry M. and wife Renate [KUHN], Warsaw; Stephen R. and wife Sally [KUHN], Warsaw; one daughter, Pamela S. BEERY and husband Roger, Warsaw; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Robin R. MITCHELL officiating. Burial is at Parks Cemetery, Bourbon. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Karen L. Hunt
June 8, 1960 - Dec. 2, 2000
Karen L. HUNT, 40, 301 E. 14th St., Rochester, died at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born to Vernon S. and Mary E. COPELAND HUNT in Kokomo, she was a 1978 graduate of North Miami High School.
Miss Hunt, a member of Faith Outreach Center, Rochester, worked at Sprint, Plymouth, and K-Mart, Kokomo. She enjoyed working and her family.
Survivors include her parents, Denver; one brother, Dallas Matthew HUNT and wife Kathy, Rochester; one sister, Kathy J. ELBURN and husband Curtis, Peru; nieces and nephews, Darren, Chris and Ali HUNT, Rochester; Niki and Andi ELBURN, Peru.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Rev. Don GIFFORD officiating. Burial is at Crown Point Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Virginia York
Sept. 12, 1917 - Dec. 4, 2000
Virginia YORK, 83, Akron, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Fort Wayne.
Born [Virginia PIKE] to D. A. and Eva BECK PIKE in Wabash, she married John W. YORK March 30, 1941 in Akron. He survives.
Mrs. York, a homemaker and bookkeeper, was Akron Clerk-Treasurer and played the organ at Akron United Methodist Church for more than 30 years.
Surviving with her husband, of Akron, are one daughter, Pamela MELCHER; one son, Douglas A. and wife Linda [YORK], Fort Wayne; one grandson, Dana Aaron YORK, Fort Wayne; two great-granddaughters.
Preceding in death were two sisters, Gwendlyn HARTING and Helen UTTER.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Akron United Methodist Church with Revs. Steven HAIFLICH and Harold L. LEININGER officiating. Burial is at Santa Fe Cemetery, Santa Fe, Ind. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until services. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Merle D. Myers
Merle Dee MYERS, 73, Lake Havasu City, Nev., died Nov. 21 in Havasu City.
Born in Plymouth, he was an accomplished violinist and building engineer. He was a member of Scottish Rite, South Bend, and Order of the Eastern Star, Bremen.
Survivors include his wife, Betty [MYERS], Lake Havasu City; one son, Terry and wife Vicki [MYERS], Warsaw; two daughters, Kathy WEBB, San Jacinto, Calif.; Kimberly MYERS and husband Michael, Fontana, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert and wife Sandy MYERS, Patterson, Calif.; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were Nov. 26 in Lake Havasu City.

Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Virginia York
Sept. 12, 1917 - Dec. 4, 2000
Services for Virginia YORK, 83, Akron, have been changed to 1 p.m. Friday at Akron United Methodist Church.
Revs. Steven HAIFLICH and Harold LEININGER will officiate. Burial is at Santa Fe Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Mrs. York, who died Monday at Life Care Center, Fort Wayne, was born to D. A. and Eva BECK PIKE in Wabash. She married John W. YORK March 30, 1941 in Akron. He survives. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper, was Akron Clerk-Treasurer and played the organ at Akron United Methodist Church more than 30 years.
Surviving with her husband, of Akron, are one daughter, Pamela MELCHER; one son, Douglas A. and wife Linda [YORK], Fort Wayne; one grandson, Dana Aaron YORK, Fort Wayne; two great-granddaughters.
Preceding in death were two sisters, Gwendlyn HARTING and Helen UTTER.
Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

JoAnn J. Learned
Aug. 5, 1940 - Nov. 26, 2000
JoAnn Jonalee LEARNED, 60, Heber Springs, Ark., died Nov. 26 at Central Arkansas Hospital. Searcy, Ark Born to John Elvin and Josi Ellen SPRING AMEIGH, she was a homemaker and member of Wilburn Community Church, Arkansas.
Survivors include her husband, Robert LEARNED, at home; five daughters, Ellen DUFF, Argos; Rhonda JACKSON, Northglenn, Colo.; Debra ZIMMERMAN, Peoria, Ill.; Karen ROHR, Leeton, Mo.; Amy LEARNED, Heber Springs; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Charles AMEIGH, St. Peters, Mo.; Rex AMEIGH, Warracres, Ok.; Calvin [AMEIGH] and Richard AMEIGH, Rochester; three sisters, Sandy GEORGE, Wilburn, Ark.; Trisha SEWELL, Judsonia, Ark.; Lori MILLER, Fort Smith, Ark.
Services were held Nov. 29 at Olmstead Chapel, Heber Springs, Ark.

Thursday, December 7, 2000

Linda L. Allen
March 19, 1941 - Dec. 3, 2000
Linda Lou ALLEN, 59, Winamac, formerly of Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Born to Carl and Wanda NIDIFFER BROOKS in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester, and L & G ladies group. She was an avid cat lover.
Survivors include her husband, Michael ALLEN, Rochester; one daughter, Rhonda PLANCK and husband Corey, Winamac; one son, Carl LATKOWSKI, San Diego, Calif.; one grandson, Will Robert PLANCK, Winamac.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leiters Ford Cemetery, with Rev. Chris DODSON officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Frain Mortuary, Winamac, was in charge of arrangements.

Esther M. Kuchel
Esther M. KUCHEL, 85, LaPorte, formerly of Argos, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home, LaPorte. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Diana K. Walker
Sept. 28, 1949 - Dec. 6, 2000
Diana K. WALKER, 51, Warsaw, formerly of Rochester, died at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Born [Diana K. ADAMS] to Charles F. and Evelyn Tom ADAMS in Warsaw, she was an Akron High School graduate and attended Purdue University.
Ms. Walker worked at Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, for 14 years, when she left Rochester. She was a member of North Webster Church of God, Leesburg United Methodist Church, Warsaw Women of the Moose and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her parents, Leesburg; one daughter, Carla WALKER-TIMM and husband Greg, Colfax; two sisters, Linda TUCKER and husband Mike, Pottstown, Penn.; Linda FLORING and husband Bob, Leesburg; her companion, Glen D. ROBINSON, Warsaw.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Mishler Chapel, 461 W., Kosciusko County Rd. 900 N., Milford, with Rev. Norman PATTON officiating. Burial is at Leesburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to North Webster Church of God, Leesburg United Methodist Church or Kosciusko Home Health Care and Hospice.

Friday, December 8, 2000

Ruth M. Gutknecht
June 18, 1917 - Dec. 7, 2000
Ruth M. GUTKNECHT, 83, formerly of 1486 S. Park Road, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born [Ruth M. SCHELP] to Louis W. and Edna E. MEINECKE SCHELP in Lexington, Mo., she married Joseph W. GUTKNECHT June 12, 1938 in Lexington, Mo. He died Aug. 14, 1972.
Mrs. Gutknecht was a homemaker and a member of Green Thumb Program, St. John's Lutheran Church and the Luther Anns, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann MEARS, Columbia, S.C.; two sons, John Robert [GUTKNECHT] and wife Nancy, Lakeville; Ralph Carl [GUTKNECHT] and wife Claudia, Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Mandy, Margo and Aaron MEARS, Columbia, S.C.; Gary GUTKNECHT and wife Michelle, Noblesville; Amy DOWDEN and husband Travis, Cincinnati, Ohio; David GUTKNECHT, Charlotte, N.C.; Douglas GUTKNECHT and wife Heather, Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents, husband, two brothers, John Mark SCHELP, DDS, and Marvin SCHELP.
Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rochester, with Rev. James KREFT officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.

Dee W. Doran
April 1, 1919 - Dec. 7, 2000
Dee W. DORAN, 81, Culver, formerly of Westville, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.
Born to William D. and Bertha Ann MENDENHALL DORAN in New London, he married Virginia NEWTON April 25, 1938. She died Aug. 8, 1983. He married Luanna MANAGO July 19, 1997 in Valpariaso. She survives.
Mr. Doran, a retired carpenter, was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Post 1485, LaPorte, the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, LaPorte American Legion, the Moose Lodge and Union Mills Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, of Westville; two sons, William [DORAN] and wife Mary, Michigan City, John [DORAN] and wife Pat, Rochester; one daughter, Margaret 'Maggie' DORAN, Rochester; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith CARPENTER, Rochester; June MILLER and husband Art, San Bernadino, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was his first wife, one son, Roy [DORAN] in 1989, one daughter, Janet Bell BUCKNER in 1991, one grandson, Joseph FAGAN in 1987, two brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jim DILLINGER officiating. Burial is at New London Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Manitou Training Center, Rochester.

Saturday, December 9, 2000

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Monday, December 11, 2000

Esther M. Matheny Kuchel
Aug. 1, 1914 - Dec. 6, 2000
Esther [MITCHEL] MATHENY KUCHEL, 86, Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home, LaPorte, formerly of Argos, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Born to Walter and Lanze ZILMER MITCHEL in St. Joseph County, she married Ralph MATHENY in 1931 in Marshall County. He died in 1955. She married Joseph KUCHEL June 26, 1958 in Bourbon. He survives.
Mrs. Kuchel, a Marshall County resident most of her life, was a homemaker and worked at Elkhart Coach Co., Bourbon.
Surviving with her husband, at Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home, LaPorte, are one daughter, Freda WARREN and husband William, Fontana, Calif.; three sons, Fred J. MATHENY, Rochester; Don MATHENY and wife Maxine, Rochester; Russell MATHENY and wife Deloris, Lakeside, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Fern ENDERS HERSTINE, South Bend; two brothers, Harmon MITCHEL, Florida; Herb MITCHEL, Lapaz; several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Gerald ZOOK officiating. Burial is at Bremen Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. today until time of services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Richard G. Weatherwax
April 30, 1912 - Dec. 9, 2000
Richard G. WEATHERWAX, 88, Clarence, Iowa, died Saturday at his residence.
Born to William and Alice STRADER WEATHERWAX in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he married Alyce KELLY at Clarence United Methodist Church. She survives.
Mr. Weatherwax graduated from Washington High School and Cedar Rapids Business College. He was a member of Clarence United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He served on the Clarence School Board for 12 years, was on the local library board several years, and Clarence Nursing Home review board. He was a member of the Eastern Star and Freemont Masonic Lodge Post 916, Stanwood.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Ind. State Sen. Tom WEATHERWAX (R-Logansport); one daughter, Sally SAWYER, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren Todd and Jill SAWYER, Stanwood, Iowa; Gina and Rick TASLER, Webster City, Iowa; Steve and Paula DRYE, Michelle and J.R. HAGE, Kris and Harrison CHAUNCEY, Kevin and Tina WEATHERWAX, David and Shannon DRYE, all of Indianapolis; Craig and Lori WEATHERWAX, Maryland; 16 great-grandchildren.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clarence United Methodist Church, Iowa. Burial is at Clarence Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Clarence, with Masonic Services at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice of Cedar Rapids or Clarence Ambulance.

Phyllis J. Scott
Nov. 27, 1940 - Dec. 8, 2000
Phyllis J. SCOTT, 60, Claypool, died at 11:41 p.m. Friday at her residence.
Born to Rex and Nellie EVANS KRICHBAUM in Kosciusko County, she married William Stanley SCOTT Dec. 1, 1956. He survives.
Mrs. Scott was a homemaker.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Lana HUNTER and husband Larry, Akron; Jennifer JONES and husband Dan, Claypool; one son Mitchell SCOTT, Claypool; six grandchildren, Dustin HUNTER, Jill HONEYCUTT, Bret HUNTER, Tara SCOTT, Sarah and Hannah JONES; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Madelynne HUNTER; two sisters, Betty OLINGER and husband Robert, Warsaw; Marjorie LaGARDE and husband Richard, Silver Lake; one brother, Norman [KRICHBAUM] and wife Georgia, Warsaw.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Terry McGARRITY officiating. Burial is at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

James C. Lindsey
July 13, 1950 - Dec. 10, 2000
James C. LINDSEY, 50, Peru, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born to Willard "Purt" and Rose M. CARAWAY LINDSEY in Peru, he married Sadie LEWIS Feb. 9, 1974. She survives.
Mr. Lindsey worked at Fairmont Homes, Nappanee. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Peru; one stepdaughter, Tina RAIDER and husband Calvin, Peru; three grandchildren, Nash, Austin and Clay RAIDER, Peru; one brother, Wayne [LINDSEY];, Grandview, Mo.; one sister, Barbara SHARP, Peru.
Preceding in death was his father.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Burial is at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Lindsey family.

Herbert O. Karns
Aug. 23, 1925 - Dec. 9, 2000
Herbert O. KARNS, 75, Logansport, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
Born to John and Clara EAPMON KARNS in Toledo, Ohio, he married Mary L. CAINE July, 30, 1948 in Noblesville. She survives.
Mr. Karns retired from Eaton Corp., Winamac, where he was a maintenance and set-up man. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was a self-employed hog farmer. He was union president while at General Tire. An avid Purdue fan, he enjoyed fishing and college sports and his family.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda SNOEBERGER and husband Robert, Buffalo; Carol FOSTER and husband Larry, Logansport; Marianne FELKER and husband Raymond, Logansport; Shirley TOUSLEY and husband Kent, Rochester; one son, Jack [KARNS] and wife Valinda, Logansport; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allen [KARNS], Kokomo; Willard [KARNS], Florida; two sisters, Ellen LIVINGSTON and Clara RUTHERFORD, both of Kokomo.
Preceding in death was one grandchild, three brothers and one sister.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, with Rev. John DIXSON officiating. Burial is at Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Robert W. Whittenberger
Robert W. WHITTENBERGER, 83, Akron, died at 6:17 a.m. today at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

Anna F. Mizgalski
Anna F. MIGALSKI, 97, Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, formerly of Akron, died at 7:54 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Howard Hoffman
Jan. 22, 1911 - Dec. 10, 2000
Howard HOFFMAN, 89, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.
Born to William and Ollie WARREN HOFFMAN in Kosciusko County, he married Mary WHETSTONE June 15, 1935 in Burket. She survives.
Mr. Hoffman was a self-employed farmer, a lifetime Kosciusko County resident and a member of Center United Methodist Church, Silver Lake.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Miles [HOFFMAN], Silver Lake; two grandsons, Brent HOFFMAN, Silver Lake, and Troy HOFFMAN, Akron; three great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were three brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Center United Methodist Church, Silver Lake, with Rev. Doris SMITH officiating. Burial is at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw. Memorials may be made to Center United Methodist Church.

Anna F. Mizgalski
Sept. 15, 1903 - Dec. 11, 2000
Former Akron resident Anna F. MIZGALSKI, 97, died at 7:54 a.m. Monday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.
Born to John and Catherine CALLHARD KENNEDY in St. Louis, Mo., she married Louis A. MIZGALSKI June 29, 1929 in Chicago. He died Nov. 27, 1952.
Mrs. Mazgalski was a telephone operator in Chicago. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, the Altar of Rosary Society of the church and Akron Home Demonstration Club.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was one sister, Edna [KENNEDY].
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Rev. Joseph JACOB officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. No visitation is planned. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert W. Whittenberger
July 23, 1917 - Dec. 11, 2000
Robert W. WHITTENBERGER, 83, Akron, died at 6:17 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to Otis and Pearl HART WHITTENBERGER in Akron, he married Treva Marie BALLENGER Jan. 9, 1937 in Warsaw. She died April 26, 1989.
Mr. Whittenberger and his wife operated the family farm until her death.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol A. ARNETT, Argos; Colleen S. WHITTENBERGER, Bluffton; one sister, Pauline "Polly" KUHN and husband Bernard, Mentone; one brother, Donald [WHITTENBERGER], Akron; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his wife, one sister, Deloris YOUNG, and a brother, Richard [WHITTENBERGER].
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron. Burial is at Athens Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until services Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Henry Township Fire and Rescue Department.

Wednesday, December 13, 2000

[no obits]

Thursday, December 14, 2000

Jack Conn
Jack CONN, 62, Culver, died at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Friday, December 15, 2000

Jack W. Conn
Nov. 1, 1938 - Dec. 13, 2000
Jack Warren CONN, 62, 20818 16th Road, Culver, died at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Olive Hill, Ky., to Arnold and Bertha Lou BINION CONN, he lived most of his life in St. Joseph and Marshall counties. He was a saw mill laborer.
Survivors include his father, Arnold, Olive Hill, Ky.; two daughters, Freida TORRES and husband Jorge, Argos; Patricia DUFF, Rochester; two sons, Michael [CONN], Plymouth; Jerry [CONN] and wife Tammie, Bremen; four granddaughters; three sisters, Charlene SZABO and husband Julius, Nellie HOLLBROOK and husband Arnold, Janie HALL and husband Kevin, all of Olive Hill, Ky.; three brothers, Gene [CONN] and wife June, Greenfield; Walter [CONN] and wife Darlene, Richard [CONN] and wife Patricia, all of Olive Hill, Ky.
Preceding in death were his mother, an infant daughter, Darlene Sue [CONN], one sister, Mary Hazel RIDEOUT, and three brothers, Ralph [CONN], Arville [CONN] and Thomas CONN.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ, 15676 N. Michigan Road, Argos, with Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial is at Argos Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, and at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.

Charles Miller
June 21, 1914 - Dec. 12, 2000
Charles MILLER, 86, 2205 George St., Logansport, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Charles S. and Rose MASON MILLER, he married Ethel HELTZEL Jan. 16, 1946 in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Miller retired from Conrail Railroad as an engineer in 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corp. during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Tipton Lodge Post 33, Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, the Elks and First United Methodist Church, Logansport.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Stephen C. [MILLER] and wife Cathy, Pittsboro; two grandchildren, Kayla and Carson MILLER, Pittsboro; two sisters, Mary A. MILLER and Marjorie E. MILLER-PERSONETT, both of Logansport; one sister-in-law, Maurine MILLER, Young America; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Earl [MILLER]
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, with Rev. Michael DOMINICK officiating. Burial is at Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 16, 2000

Sherry Holse
Sherry HOLSE, 65. Rochester, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Rickey J. Ege
Oct. 7, 1947 - Dec. 15, 2000
Rickey J. EGE, 53, Denver, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born to Willard "Duke" EGE, Jr., who survives, and Naomi Zimmerman in Peru, he was married to Rosemary McClish for 22 years. She survives.
Mr. Ege was employed by CPC, Marion. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Peru.
Surviving with his wife and father are three sons, Daryle James EGE, Corpus Christie, Texas, Darren R. BROWN, Chili, David BROWN, Flatrock, Mich.; one daughter, Donna CAMPBELL, Wellington, Ala.; and five grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his mother and one granddaughter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with chaplain Steve FLECK officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, December 18, 2000

Rickey J. Ege
Oct. 7, 1947 - Dec. 15, 2000
Services for Rickey J. EGE, 53, Denver, have been changed to 10 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Sherry M. Holse
Jan. 4, 1935 - Dec. 15, 2000
Sherry Marie HOLSE, 65, 436 W. Ninth St., Rochester, died at 1:46 p.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born in Wabash to Carl W. and Helen Marie DuBOIS MILLER, she married Jack HOLSE April 22, 1961. He survives.
Mrs. Holse, a Rochester resident for 40 years, was a nurse's aid at the former Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester, and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Susan L. "Suzy" HOLSE and Miss Debra CLARK, both of Rochester; one son, James Todd CLARK, El Cojan, Calif.; one grandson, Daniel James CLARK, California; one brother, Carl William "Bill" MILLER II and wife Fran, Rochester.
Preceding in death were her parents.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Fred SHELTON officiating. Burial is at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Orla "Tootsie" M. Joschko
Dec. 5, 1929 - Dec. 15, 2000
Former Rochester resident Orla "Tootsie" Mable JOSCHKO, 71, died at 7:16 a.m. Friday at Bywood East Healthcare Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Born in Ora to William and Edna GREEN, she married Melvin R. JOSCHKO June 2, 1951 in LaPorte. He died Dec. 23, 1981.
Mrs. Joschko was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church, LaPorte, and retired from Maple Manor Health Care Center, Anoka, Minn.
Survivors include one son, Richard "Rick" [JOSCHKO], Minneapolis; three daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" K. SUTTON and husband Ron, Plainfield, Ill.; Judy L. JACOBSON and husband Jim, Coon Rapids, Minn.; Patricia A. "Patsy Annie" PRAY and husband Jeff, Ham Lake, Minn.; one brother, Bryan GREEN, Rochester; one stepbrother, Larry GREEN, Rochester; one stepsister, Millie [GREEN]; seven grandchildren, Joseph HAZELTON, Eric, Jamie, Michael and Samuel JACOBSON, Kyle and Cory PRAY; one great-granddaughter, Emily JACOBSON; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were one brother, William GREEN, Jr., Rochester, and one sister, Judy [GREEN].
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Billman-Hunt Funeral Chapel, Minneapolis. Burial is at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Friends may call from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bywood East Healthcare Center, 3427 Central Ave., Minneapolis.

Linnell McGowan Lewis
Linnell McGOWAN LEWIS, 64, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Linnell Lewis
March 1, 1916 - Dec. 18, 2000
Linnell McGOWAN LEWUS, 84, 7497 N. Fulton County Road 300 W., Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. William McGOWAN, she married Paul E. LEWIS Sept. 17, 1955 in Chicago. He died Feb. 3, 1997.
Mrs. Lewis, a homemaker, resided in the Richland Center area for 40 years. She was a member of Richland Center United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Terry [LEWIS] and wife Beverly, Rochester; two granddaughters, Amy NOEL and husband Artie, Rochester; Missy GEIER, Rochester; one grandson, Jay LEWIS and wife Leewanna, Akron; four great-grandchildren, Carissa GEIER, Rochester; Cody PLY, Rochester; Jared LEWIS, Akron; A.J. NOEL, Rochester.
Preceding in death were her parents and husband.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jill WALLEY officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Russell J. Louk
Oct. 2, 1932 - Dec. 18, 2000
Russell J. LOUK, 68, 714 South Shore Dr., Culver, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in Bradford, Penn. to Ray and Ida CRAMER LOUK, Sr., he married Helen M. COLDWATER July 12, 1953 in South Bend. She survives.
Mr. Louk, a Culver resident since 1972, was a retired machine operator at Uniroyal Plastics, South Bend. He was a member of Santa Anna United Methodist Church, Uniroyal Retirees Association and United Auto Workers.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three sons, Robert J. [LOUK], Plymouth; Andy R. [LOUK] and wife Donna, Argos; Scott A. [LOUK], Rochester; two brothers, Ray S. [LOUK], Jr., Bradford, Penn.; Lewis [LOUK], Bradford, Penn.; one sister, Margaret NOYES, Bradford, Penn.
Preceding in death was one sister, Betty CLARK.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with Rev. Warren WALMER officiating. Burial is at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Santa Anna United Methodist Church.

John L. Lord
Feb. 16, 1910 - Dec. 18, 2000
John L. LORD, 90, Belfast, Ireland, died Monday in Belfast.
Born in Belfast to John L. and Agnes FLANNIGAN LORD, he worked in a Belfast shipyard and was a member of St. Patricks Church of Belfast.
Surviving is one sister, Flo GABLE, Rochester.
Services are Wednesday in Belfast.

Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Robert J. Baer
April 20, 1931 - Dec. 19, 2000
Robert Joseph BAER, 69, Wabash, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born in Wabash to Wilbur D. and Vera Doris GRIER BAER, he married Ruth H. ANDERSON Oct. 21, 1979 in Wabash. She survives.
Mr. Baer retired from General Tire, Wabash, in 1988 and was a farmer. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran and a member of Wabash American Legion and Marion Moose Lodge. He graduated from Chippewa High School in 1949.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are four sons, Dennis W. [BAER] and wife Helen, North Manchester; Randal J. [BAER] and wife Carol, Wabash; David S. [BAER] and wife Angela, Wabash; Steven C. [BAER] and wife Crystal, Wabash; one stepson, Bruce L. PRETORIUS and wife Sandy, Wabash; one stepdaughter, Karen GRIMSLEY and husband Rick, Batesville; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; one sister, Mary Lou DeWITT and husband Dan, Rochester.
Preceding in death was a half-sister.
There are no services. Cremation will take place. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Friday at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N., Indiana 15, Wabash. Memorials may be made to Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Wabash, or Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Chapel, Wabash, is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred "Jack" L. Beeney
Dec. 19, 1906 - Dec. 19, 2000
Alfred "Jack" Leroy BEENEY, 94, Laketon, died at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born in Dorsey, Neb. to Stewart J. and Oda YOCUM BEENEY, he married Nondas STREVY April 25, 1928. She survives.
Mr. Beeney worked for Erie Railroad until 1952 and retired from Peabody Seating Co. in 1972.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, William [BEENEY], North Manchester; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, James E. [BEENEY], Rogers, Ark.
Preceding in death were his parents and two sisters.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, 1401 West Indiana 114, North Manchester, with Rev. J.P. FREEMAN officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Andrews. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Carol E. Fishback
July 3, 1905 - Dec. 18, 2000
Carol Elizabeth FISHBACK, 95, Denver, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Born in Denver to George W. and Dora GUSTIN KESSLER, she married Roscoe V. FISHBACK Aug. 31, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich. He died Jan. 3, 1977.
Mrs. Fishback was a member of Denver United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Ronald E. [FISHBACK], Largo, Fla.; one daughter, Janice K. CRESS, Twelve Mile; six grandsons; three great-granddaughters; one brother, Herbert KESSLER, Peru.
Preceding in death were one son-in-law, Roger E. CRESS, one brother, Donald Gustin KESSLER and one sister, Natalie HAINES.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Tom ROBBINS officiating. Burial is at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Nelrose E. Bryant
Nov. 27, 1933 - Dec. 19, 2000
Former Rochester resident Nelrose Elizabeth BRYANT, 67, died at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday at her Holiday, Fla., home.
Born in Beech Grove to Dr. Glen D. and Billie May MAYNARD MUSSELMAN, she married Dale A. BRYANT Aug. 17, 1950. He survives.
Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and co-owner and operator of the Flagpole Drive-In during the 1970s.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Penni HIBBS and husband Robert, Holiday, Fla.; one son, Jan BRYANT and wife Diana, Wytheville, Va.; six grandchildren, Chad, Andrew and Jeremy SWANGO, Rochester; Chris and Lindsay BRYANT, Michigan; Greyson BRYANT, Wytheville, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Chad, Robin and Joshua SWANGO, Rochester; two stepgrandchildren, Debbie CROUSSORE and Peggy JONES, Rochester; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Levi and Gina JONES, Rochester; three sisters, Nancy FUNK and husband Jim, Rochester; Nikki ONSTOTT and husband David, Athens, Ga.; Noelle ERNEST and husband Bill, Sebring, Fla.; one brother, Nils MUSSELMAN, West Palm Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be held in Holiday, Fla. at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

Burton R. Keefer
June 5, 1926 - Dec. 20, 2000
Burton R. KEEFER, 74, Denver, died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru. Born in Iowa City, Iowa to Oliver and Mildred HARTSTOCK KEEFER, he married Leona J. SEYMOUR Sept. 20, 1954 in Hilman, Mich. She survives.
Mr. Keefer retired from the U.S. Army in 1967 after 22 years service. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1991.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Daniel KEEFER, Denver; Terry KEEFER, Denver; three daughters, Brenda JOHNSON, Salt Lick, Ky.; Sherry KEEFER, Peru; Tammy KEEFER, Rochester; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby [KEEFER] and Lyle KEEFER; four sisters, Margaret GOODNOW, Joyce RAMSEY, Betty KEEFER, Norma VICKROY.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Ever-Rest Memorial Chapel, Cass County, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Friday, December 22, 2000

Maurice R. "Mort" Haney
Sept. 25, 1936 - Dec. 21, 2000
Maurice R. "Mort" HANEY, 64, Akron, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Claypool to Fred D. and Doris M. JENNINGS HANEY, Sr., he married Julia "Judy" CLINKER Sept. 24, 1955 at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Akron. She survives.
Mr. Haney, a dairy farmer, was a 1954 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. He was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Foremost Dairy Farms Association and was director of Kosciusko County R.E.M.C. for 22 years. Indiana Governor Evan Bayh honored him as a Sagamore of the Wabash.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Kathy LEMAN and husband Scott, Francesville; one son, Kevin, [HANEY], Akron; six grandchildren, Orville, Barney and Jeremiah HANEY, Audra, Veronica and Salena LEMAN; one brother, Dr. Leslie HANEY and wife Laura, Goshen; one sister, Marilyn ADAMS and husband Raymond, Akron.
Preceding in death were one son, Keith HANEY, and two brothers, David [HANEY] and Fred [HANEY], Jr.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob SEAWALD and Rev. Wayne BALMER officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Beaver Dam United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor R. Rowland
Eleanor R. ROWLAND, 88, Warsaw, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Wayne D. Coplen
Wayne D. COPLEN, 85, Akron, died at 3:35 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Saturday, December 23, 2000

Wayne D. Coplen
June 28, 1915 - Dec. 22, 2000
Wayne D. COPLEN, 85, 667 Brentwood Dr., Akron, died at 3:35 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to Lee and Cora ZIMMERMAN COPLEN, he married Vada I. KING Sept. 17, 1939 in Crown Point. She survives.
Mr. Coplen was a dairy farmer in Fulton and Miami Counties. A former Gilead resident, he was a member of Knights of Pythias and the Pure Milk Association.
Surviving with his wife, of Akron, are one daughter, Judy Kay HARVEY, Syracuse; two sons, Larry K. [COPLEN], Syracuse; Ronald L., [COPLEN] Akron; two grandchildren, Douglas Neal HARVEY, Warsaw; Pamela Sue HARVEY, Warsaw; two sisters, Ruth CHANDLER, Indianapolis; June BROWN and husband George, Akron; four brothers, Dean [COPLEN] and wife Helen, Mesa, Ariz.; Robert [COPLEN] and wife Dorothy, Fort Wayne; Ralph [COPLEN] and wife Barbara, Logansport; Dale [COPLEN] and wife Beverly, Akron.
Preceding in death was one brother, Charles [COPLEN].
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial is at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gilead Cemetery Association.

Eleanor R. Rowland
Oct. 26, 1912-Dec. 21, 2000
Eleanor R. ROWLAND, 88, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Wabash to Ivan and Jannie WARREN, she married Corliss ROWLAND, who died in 1972. She was a homemaker and owner of Diamond Lake Resort. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary, the Diamond Lake Conservation Club and Silver Lake Weslyan Church.
She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Charles Carol WHITTENBERGER, Akron, and Annettee KLINE, Nappanee; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with visitation from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial is in Nichols Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 26, 2000

Iva M. Dittman
April 21, 1909 - Dec. 25, 2000
Iva M. DITTMAN, 91, died Monday at Hickory Creek Health Care, Rochester.
Born in White County to Lucien and Stella WILSON CLERGET, she married Clarence H. DITTMAN April 17, 1928 in Reynolds. He died Dec. 2, 1974.
Mrs. Dittman, formerly of Fulton and Waterhaven Apartments, Rochester, worked at the former Knotty Pine Cafe, Fulton. She was a charter member of the Rochester Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and formerly attended Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Harold H. [DITTMAN] and wife Mary, Rochester; Richard [DITTMAN] and wife Patricia, Beloit, Wisc.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister, Esther ELSTON, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Robert CLERGET, Monticello.
Preceding in death were one sister and five brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial is at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Manitou Training Center Group Home, Rochester.

Margaret L. Miller
Oct. 17, 1916 - Dec. 23, 2000
Margaret L. MILLER, 84, Rockford, Ill., died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Northwoods Care Center, Belvidere, Ill.
Born in Millersburg, Ohio to Byron and Zoa D. DORLAND LINN, she married John A. MILLER in June of 1939. He died Oct. 25, 1999.
Mrs. Miller lived in the Mentone area until 1998. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper at Northern Indiana Co-op, Mentone, and a member of Mentone United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Steve [MILLER] and wife Martha, East Granby, Conn.; three grandchildren, Brian, Jason and Kevin MILLER; two great-grandchildren, Malia and Brent MILLER. Preceding in death were two brothers, Harold [LINN] and Herchel B. LINN.
Services are at 3 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Tyler D. Fox
Dec. 22, 2000
Tyler David FOX, infant son of David and Judy FOX, Largo, Fla. was stillborn Friday at Largo Medical Hospital, Largo, Fla.
Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Kylie [FOX] and Bailey [FOX], at home; maternal grandparents Jim and Marilyn McHUGH, Bell, Fla.; paternal grandparents Jerry and Mary Lou WHITE, Rochester; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding in death was his paternal grandfather, Charles David FOX, Rochester.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Serenity Gardens, Largo, Fla. Arrangements are by Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo, Fla.

Ethel M. Keyes
Dec. 7, 1931 - Dec. 23, 2000
Ethel Mae KEYES, 69, Warsaw, formerly of Mexico, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Mexico to Fred Blaine and Alice Cary DITCH KEYES, she was a 1950 graduate of Jefferson Township High School and a member of Mexico First Brethren Church.
She retired from United Telephone Co., Warsaw.
Survivors include one sister, Barbara WEBB, Gary; one sister-in-law, Joyce KEYES, Mexico; two nieces, Jennifer L. KEYES, Mexico; Katherine POLINOVICH and husband Michael, Gary; one nephew, Stephen WEBB and wife Donna, Raleigh, N.C.; one great-niece and one great-nephew.
Services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Bill Cook officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Wednesday until time of service at the funeral home.

Leona J. Keefer
Jan. 17, 1933 - Dec. 22, 2000
Leona June KEEFER, 67, Denver, died Friday at her home.
Born in Hilman, Mich. to Thomas and Fannie PRATT SEYMOUR, she married Burton R. KEEFER Sept. 20, 1954 in Hilman, Mich. He died Dec. 20, 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel [KEEFER] and Terry [KEEFER], both of Denver; three daughters, Brenda JOHNSON, Salt Lick, Ky.; Sherry KEEFER, Peru; Tammy KEEFER, Rochester; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, William, Lloyd, Donald and Stanley SEYMOUR; seven sisters, Dorothy REINE, Frances SEYMOUR, Doris BEHRING, Evelyn KOENIG, Elaine IDOWSKI, Ruth and Jean SEYMOUR.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Chapel, Cass County, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the chapel. Arrangements are by McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Gertrude B. "Trudy" Pace
April 18, 1926 - Dec. 22, 2000
Gertrude B. "Trudy" PACE, 74, Kendallville, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Portland, Ore. to Freeman and Helen SCHUMACHER BURCH, she married Ralph J. PACE April 5, 1945 in Utah. He survives
Mrs. Pace retired from Dana Corp., Churubusco, in 1991, after 28 1/2 years. She was a senior inspector. She graduated from high school in Los Angles, Calif.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Dale Meredith PACE, Rochester; Harold Wayne PACE, Bluffton; one daughter, Jane SMOTHERMAN, Avilla; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith BENNETT, Phoenix, Ariz.; Harold BURCH, Fort Collins, Colo.
Preceding in death were two brothers, Orville and Emil BURCH and two daughters, Rene and Phyllis PACE.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, with Rev. Jack SCOWDEN officiating. Burial is at Mossburg Cemetery, Bluffton. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Noble County Council on Aging.

Gene E. Huddleston
Oct. 15, 1937 - Dec. 22, 2000
Gene Eldon HUDDLESTON, 63, Peru, died Friday at his home.
Born in Peru to Howard "Toby" O. and Sarah "Sally" Fern BOWERMAN HUDDLESTON, he married Virginia "Ginny" Sue MASTERS July 22, 1972 in Mexico. She survives.
Mr. Huddleston retired from Square D Corp., Peru, after 33 years. He was a member of Peru Church of the Brethren and Peru Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Todd Howard HUDDLESTON and wife Kathy, Peru; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Levi HUDDLESTON, Peru; several aunts and uncles.
Services are at 3 p.m. today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Private burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, through the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Orville E. Babbs
Dec. 26, 1927 - Dec. 25, 2000
Orville E. BABBS, 72, Peru, died at 11:25 a.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born in Indianapolis to Bruce and Lola JACKSON BABBS, he married Barbara BROWN June 2, 1957. She survives.
Mr. Babbs served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Peru, retired from General Motors and a Miami County Deputy Sheriff.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three sons, Jim [BABBS] and wife Jane, Peru; Jerry [BABBS] and wife Kim, Chenoa, Ill.; Jody [BABBS] and wife Kelly, Kokomo; two daughters, Jeana MOWERY and husband Rick, Macy; Julie RIFFE and husband Buddy, Kingsland, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; one brother, Melvin [BABBS], Whiteland; three sisters, Betty HODSON, Chili; Delores YOUNG, Bradenton, Fla.; Barbara FURNISS, Fort Wayne.
Preceding in death were one grandchild, two brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene, 331 W. Sixth St., Peru, with Revs. Tony WINTER and Ron SHANER officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Graveside military service will be conducted. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene.

Eldon E. Click
Eldon Earl CLICK, Denver, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary L. Berry
June 2, 1926 - Dec. 26, 2000
Former Lake Manitou resident Mary Louise BERRY, 74, Valley View Health Care Center, Elkhart, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home.
Born in Fulton County to Ernest and Pearl BIGGS IRVINE, she married Benile N. BERRY Sept. 7, 1947 in Rochester. He died June 29, 1992.
Mrs. Berry was a retired secretary at the former Production & Credit Association, Rochester. She was a member of Women of the Moose Lake Manitou Post 1107 and was associated with Rebekah's Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include three nephews, Bill WENTZEL, Elkhart; Ed JEFFERIES, Rochester; Ernest JEFFERIES, Santa Cruz, Calif.; two brothers-in-law. Lloyd JEFFERIES, Rochester; Clarence WENTZEL, Elkhart.
Preceding in death with her husband were two sisters, Florence JEFFERIES and Mildred WENTZEL.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rob CRYTZER officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Donald W. Barton
Donald W. BARTON, 73, Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly of 2107 Cannon Circle, Peru, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Eldon E. Click
Jan. 27, 1914 - Dec. 25, 2000
Eldon Earl CLICK, 86, Denver, died at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born in Grass Creek to James Ernest and Clarissa BUTTON CLICK, he married Mabel Marie THOMPSON Oct. 27, 1945 in Akron. She died July 20, 2000.
Mr. Click was a retired carpenter and North Miami Community School custodian. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Denver United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Eugene [CLICK], Newport, Penn.; two daughters Carol Jean ROBINSON, Warsaw; Clara Joan LARRICK, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert [CLICK], Denver.
Preceding in death with his wife were three sisters, Hazel SUTTON, Mary RAMSEY, Martha AULT, and four brothers, Wayne [CLICK], Donald [CLICK], Russell [CLICK] and Max [CLICK].
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Bill SHEWMAN officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lydia E. Broadley
March 21, 1907 - Dec. 27, 2000
Lydia Ellen BROADLEY, 93, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Born in Adams County to George W. and Edna V. GROSS BENNETT, she married Carroll O. BROADLEY Dec. 6, 1924 in Kokomo. He died March 23, 1991.
Mrs. Broadley was a homemaker and upholsterer. A former resident of Gilead, she was a member of Gilead United Methodist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Wanda BERLIN and husband Venix, Saucier, Miss.; Martha HARDING and husband Rick, Roann; Rosalene YOUNG and husband James, Roann; Carol Ann BEENBLOSSOM and husband Douglas, Saucier, Miss.; three sons, Jack [BROADLEY] and wife Nancy, Hamilton, Mont.; James [BROADLEY], Hamilton, Mont.; Michael [BROADLEY] and wife Kemi, Redmond, Ore.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, David BORING and wife Becky, Kokomo; one brother-in-law, Frank KELLY, Greentown; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were one daughter, Helen BORING, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, one stepgreat-grandson, four sisters and one brother.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. George HAPNER and Rev. Stan OWENS officiating. Burial is at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Donald W. Barton
March 23, 1927 - Dec. 26, 2000
Lt. Col. David W. BARTON, Ret. USAF, 73, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he had been a patient for the last three years. He had been in failing health for the past six years.
Born in Pontiac, Mich. to Jessie and Berdie NEIGHBORS BARTON, he married Ruth LAIDLAW June 3, 1952 in Orange, N.J. She survives.
A former Peru resident and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he retired as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 31, 1977. He was one of a family of 10 children.
Surviving with his wife of Peru are one daughter, Sandra Jo SKARSTEDT and husband Lt. Col. Vance R., Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons, Sherman Lee [BARTON] and wife Deborah, Edgewater Park, N.J.; Donald W. [BARTON] III, Peru; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth McMURTY, Evansville; Patricia GOODALE, Spokane, Wash.
Preceding in death were his parents and seven brothers and sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Brian SMITH officiating. Burial is at the Wassom Family Cemetery in southern Illinois. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military rites at the funeral home Saturday. Friends may call from noon Saturday until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Alzheimer's wing at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Florence Katz
Florence KATZ, 79, Akron, died Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was a member of Congregation B'Nai Jacob.
Survivors include one son, Aaron [KATZ] and wife Jerry, Homewood, Ill.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Jeanette LEWIS, Warsaw; Lucille KAIN, Long Island, N.Y.; Alice SOLOTKIN, Indianapolis.
Preceding in death were one daughter, Carolyn POLSKOFF in 1993, and one son, Michael KATZ in 1983.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial is in Jewish Cemetery, Fort Wayne. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Congregation B'Nai Jacob, Fort Wayne, or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Friday, December 29, 2000

Sharron L. Heyvaert
Jan. 20, 1940 - Dec. 28, 2000
Sharron L. HEYVAERT, 60, Mentone, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday at her home.
She was born in Mishawaka to Lloyd J. and Martha JEWELL LONG.
Ms. Heyvaert formerly owned and operated Sharron's Broadway Tavern, Mentone. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Warsaw, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her father, Lloyd L. LONG, Mishawaka; one daughter, Michelle BAXTER and husband Dennis, Etna Green; three sons, Jeffrey WILLARD, South Bend; Thomas WILLARD, Etna Green; Michael HEYVAERT and wife Denise, Granger; six grandchildren; two sisters, Victoria DALE and husband Dennis, Elkhart; Janet KOWALEWSKI and husband Tom, South Bend; three brothers, Michael LONG and wife Sharon, Stephen and David LONG, all of Mishawaka.
Preceding in death was her mother, Martha LONG, on June 10, 2000.
No services or visitation are planned. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice, 902 Provident Dr., Warsaw, or the American Cancer Society.

Lewis Cameron
May 25, 1918 - Dec. 28, 2000
Lewis CAMERON, 82, Logansport, died at 12 p.m. Thursday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born in Kokomo to Nathan Lindley and Lillie Marie GARBERT CAMERON, he married Betty CLARKSON March 2, 1946. She survives.
Mr. Cameron was a former administrator of Caston School Corp. He was a 1937 graduate of Kokomo High School and a 1941 graduate of Manchester College with a bachelor of science degree in education. He graduated from Indiana University with a master's of science degree in education. He taught school and was a principal for 32 years, most of those at Caston and Fulton schools. In 1942, his first year teaching, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served in the European Theater during World War II until Dec. 6, 1945. He served in the 83rd Chemical Warfare Battalion and received a battlefield commission of First Lieutenant. He received three Purple Heart medals for wounds during battle and one Bronze Star. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Logansport, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and a 50-year member of Howard County Masonic Lodge Post 93.
Surviving with his wife, of Logansport, are four daughters, Catherine CAMERON ROY, St. Louis, Mo.; Celia CAMERON JONES, Walton; Jenny CAMERON BAUMAN, Logansport; Jane CAMERON, Lafayette; one son, Donald W. [CAMERON], Logansport; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Rd., Logansport, with Rev. Ross COOK and Rev. Donald RUHL officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport, with military graveside rites being conducted. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Twelve Mile First Responders or Main Street United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Logansport.

Saturday. December 30, 2000

Roy A. Hibner
Sept. 6, 1907 - Dec.29, 2000
Roy A. HIBNER, 93, 6758 N., Fulton County Road 150 W., died 'i 12:43 a.m. Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born in Elwood, Ill. to Albert W. and Elizabeth KURTZ HIBNER, he married Georgia Beatrice MILLER April 16.1932 in Jollet, Ill. She survives.
Mr. Hibner, a Fuiton County resident since 1944 was a retired farmer and former employee of Kingsbury Ordance Plant, Kingsbury. He was a member of Richland Center United Methodist Church, Fulton County Farm Bureau Co-op, Indiana Farm Bureau American
Association of Retired Persons and over 50 years in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge Post 435.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters Carol SMITH and husband Larry, Cheryl BRIGHT and husband Steven, all of Rochester; four sons, Laverne [HIBNER] and wife Eileen, Plymouth Dr. Dan [HIBNER] and wife Rebecca, Summerville, S.C.; Don [HIBNER] and wife Etta Kewanna, Dr. Robert [HIBNER] and wife Kris, Woodland, Calif.; 32 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one sister. Lois MILO, Elwood, Ill.
Preceding in death were one son, Richard Joe HIBNER Rochester, four granddaughters and one brother, William A [HIBNER].
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jill WALLEY officiating. Burial is at Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where Richiarid Center I.O.O.F.
Lodge Post 435 will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Richiand Center United Methodist Church.

Ruth V. Bernard
Former Talma resident Ruth V. BERNARD died Wednesday at Fairview Hospital, Cleve]and, Ohio, where she had been a patient since Dec. 2.
Mrs. Bernard was the daughter of Harry and Blanch WAGONER. She graduated from Talma High School.
Survivors include two sons, Duane [BERNARD] and Dennis [BERNARD] both of Cleveland; two nieces and one nephew.
Preceding in death was her husband, Wayne [BERNARD], in 1978 and one brother, Dale WAGONER, in 1993.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery. ServIces were held Friday in Cleveland at Jenkins Funeral Home.

Randle L. Hewitt
Feb.11, 1952- Dec. 29,2000
Randle Lee HEWITT, 48, Fort Wayne, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne.
Born in Kendaliville to Lila Lavern (BURNS) and Hershel Leroy HEWITT Sr., he married Patricia Ann WAGNER on July 22, 1995 in Kendallville. She survives.
Mr. Hewitt was a resident of Fort Wayne since 1995 coming from Kendallville. He was employed by the B & O Railroad until he was disabled as a result of an auto accident. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons from a previous marriage; two brothers, Hershel HEWITT Jr. and Michael HEWITT, both of Kimmell; and three sisters, Linda HEWITT, Rochester, Karen WEAVER, Goshen, and Penny OWSLEY, Rome City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Virgie [HEWITT] and Vickie [HEWITT].
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thesday at Ulery-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier with Rev. Linda HEWITT officiating. Burial will be at Sparta Cemetery. Kimmell. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Amencan Lung Association.