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The Rochester Sentinel 2010 Friday, January 1, 2010 No Paper-Holiday Saturday, January 2, 2010 Donald F. Anderson March 6, 1946-Dec. 30, 2009 Donald F. ANDERSON, 63, of Lucerne, died unexpectedly Wednesday. Born March 6, 1946, in Miami County, he was the son of Weldon and Frances Boone Anderson. On Sept. 12, 1982, in Metea, in the front yard by the oak tree, he was married to Dianna Babb Anderson, who survives. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Don served during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Don worked as an auto mechanic and farm machinery mechanic. He was a member of the Day of Grace congregation in Delphi. Surviving with his wife are his children, Donita (Chris) Gartner; James F. Anderson, New Waverly; Christa L. Anderson, Indianapolis; Holly A. See, Brookston; and Barry E. (wife Susie) See and Brook A. (wife Tina) See, all of Twelve Mile. Four brothers, Dick Anderson and Doug (Mary) Anderson, all of Walton; Tom (Rosemary) Anderson, Chicago, Ill.; and David (Glenna) Anderson, Peru, Ind. One sister, Janet (Al) Waltenberger, Macy; twelve grandchildren, Dustin Nelson, Eric Nelson, Branson Eber, Emily See, Carter See, Jadyn See, Kassie See, Kelsey Moss, Corey Moss, Joe Cattin, Andrea Simon and Cameron Simon; and one great-grandchild, Aiden Nelson.

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He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister-in-law, Mary Anderson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with Brother Larry Owens and Pastor Don Webb officiating. Interment, with military rites, will follow in the Miami Baptist Cemetery, Adamsboro. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. You may light a candle of hope and remembrance in memory of Don and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com. Sharon J. Hileman Sharon J. HILEMAN, 65, 202 E. Davis, Fulton, died at 2:35 p.m. Thursday at Woodbridge Health Care Center in Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton. Shad L. McConkey Dec. 12, 1965 - Jan. 1, 2010 Shad Lee McCONKEY, 44, of Avon, passed away Friday after a seven-year battle with brain cancer. Shad was born Dec. 12, 1965, in Rochester to Larry and Betty Jacobson McConkey. He grew up in the Rochester area, along with his sister, Crystal. Shad graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1984 where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Following high school, Shad attended Ball State University and later received an associate degree from Ivy Tech. He married Kerri Morgan, from Covington. For several years, Shad was an operational manager for home builders in the Indianapolis area. He attended Kingsway Christian Church in Avon. Shad was a dedicated father to daughter Morgan and sevenyear-old son Michael. He dearly loved coaching his daughter's softball and basketball teams, along with cheering for Morgan and Michael on and off the field. He enjoyed boating with his family and four wheeling with the kids. Shad was an avid Colts fan.

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Shad is remembered for his sense of humor and practical jokes. He found great joy in being with friends and getting together for celebrations. His chuckle and grin will be missed by all who loved him. Shad is survived by his children, Morgan and Michael, and wife Kerri, of Avon. His mother, Betty and stepfather Shawn Townsend, his sister, Crystal and husband Steve Duke, and nephews Chase and Wyatt, all of Brentwood, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry McConkey. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday, at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield. Thomas V. Zartman May 27, 1938-Dec. 31, 2009 Thomas V. ZARTMAN, 71, of Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Thomas was born May 27, 1938, in Fulton County to Omer "Bob" and Sara "Hazel" Rockey Zartman. He was married Nov. 14, 1956, in the town of Fulton, to Carolyn J. Newell. Thomas was a farmer. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge No. 665 and former member of the Fulton Lions Club. Tom was a member of the 1957 class of Fulton High School. Tom enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He loved raising cattle, working on the farm and watching his grandkids in sports. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Zartman, Rochester; one daughter, Teresa Justice, Macy; two sons, David L. Zartman, Macy, and Jerry Zartman and wife Stephanie, Rochester; and one sister, Sue Rigney and husband Jim, Rochester. Four grandsons, Kyle Unger, Fulton; Branden Justice, Macy; Bradley Justice, Macy; and Thomas J. "T.J." Zartman, Rochester. Two granddaughters, Brittany Zartman, Rochester, and Missy Zartman, Rochester; a great-grandson, Brayden Unger, Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Penny Sue Zartman, son-in-law Charles V. Justice, sister Virginia Reed and brother Von Mike Zartman. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Bruce Russell and the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Fulton Baptist Temple or Hope Hospice. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. Monday, January 4, 2010 Bill G. Griffis Bill G. GRIFFIS, 72, of 403 S. Walnut St., Burket, died Saturday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Griffis, Burket; son Brad Griffis, Mentone; sister Betty Boggs, Warsaw; and brother Bob Griffis, Claypool. A private family service will take place at a later date. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements. Sharon J. Hileman Sharon J. HILEMAN, 65, of 202 E. Davis St., Fulton, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Thursday at Woodbridge Health Care Center, Logansport. She was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Logansport, the daughter of Vincent George Calvin and Helen Calvin Raber. On Jan. 8, 1965, in Berne, she married William E. "Bill" Hileman. He preceded her in death July 6, 2008. Mrs. Hileman worked for Cauffman Engineering in Logansport. Survivors include her children, Sherry Hileman, Wabash, and Bill and wife Anna Hileman, Logansport; grandchildren Leann Hileman and Garrett Hileman, both of Logansport, and Colyn Levy Hetz, Wabash; mother Helen Raber, Macy; two stepsisters, Paula and

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husband Chuck Kline, Fishers, and Julie and Roger Bowman, Ohio; and a stepbrother, Gary and wife Diane Raber, Macy. She was preceded in death by her husband and father. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Graveside services and interment will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Craig W. Crow March 9, 1969-Jan. 3, 2010 Mr. Craig William CROW, 40, of 209 Westwood Lane, Rochester, passed away Sunday at his residence. Craig was born in Rochester on March 9, 1969, the son of Carl William and Sheila Fish Crow. Craig was a proud graduate of Plymouth High School with the Class of 1987. He was currently a dedicated employee of Bremen Castings, Bremen. His memberships included St. Joseph Catholic Church, a charter member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 36 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 852, all of Rochester. As a Notre Dame football fan, Craig looked forward to the autumn days when the Fighting Irish took to the field. He also attended several N.D. ice hockey games. Craig amassed a collection of memorabilia with Star Wars and Star Trek themes predominant. His favorite gift from the Christmas holiday was a programmable mechanic robot. He had programmed it to bring him his favorite beverage while watching TV. An avid reader, Craig most enjoyed the works of James Patterson. As a "trekkie," he also enjoyed books on Star Trek, Star Wars and other fiction and mysteries. Craig was a collector and had hundreds of comic books, many of them vintage. A lover of animals,

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Craig once rescued a handsome feline domestic long-haired cat he named Romeo. They shared their home till the passing of Romeo to Rainbow Bridge last year. Craig is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sheila and Greg Shepherd, Rochester; father and stepmother, William "Bill" and Nancy Crow, Plymouth; one sister, Angie Cook and husband Mike, Portage, Mich.; special family members, Sherri Bahney, Rochester, with her children, Jessica, Chantel and Connar. Three stepsisters, Kathy Miller and husband Bryan, Kewanna; Lynn Studebaker and husband Danny, South Whitley; and Leesa Metzger and husband Steve, Claypool. Two stepbrothers, William Plummer, Kewanna, and Robert Plummer, Kewanna. 15 nieces and nephews, Zachary and Cassie Cook; Jacob, Kaitlyn and Joshua Miller; Seth and Brent Studebaker; Lauren, Sarah, Kayla and Kelsey Metzger; Hannah Plummer; and Jerry, Gary and Blake Plummer. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and Romeo, his feline companion, a domestic longhair. A celebration of the life of Craig Crow will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Father Bert Woolson officiating. Interment will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Jay M. Gillespie Feb. 1, 1942-Jan. 3, 2010 Jay M. GILLESPIE, 67, of Silver Lake, died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday at Haven Hospice, Chiefland, Fla. Jay was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Wabash, to William M. and Selena L. (Rhodes) Gillespie. His mother preceded him in death. He married Mary Ann Mast on Sept. 7, 1968. She died April 24, 2008.

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Jay was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired, selfemployed building contractor. He was a 1960 graduate of Silver Lake High School. He is survived by his father, William, Akron; daughter Ginger Dwyer, Morriston, Fla.; sister Mrs. Joe (Billie) Risner, Akron; and his grandchildren, Heather Dwyer, Akron, and Sara Dwyer, Silver Lake. Private services will be held. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake. Arrangements are being handled by McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, c/o K21Health Foundation, 2170 North Pointe Drive, Warsaw, IN 46582. Shirley Rager Shirley RAGER, 63, of Culver, died Saturday at home. Survivors include her daughter, Nicole Dilts, Culver; and her sister, Marjorie Schenone, California. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is handling arrangements. Wednesday, January 6, 2010 No Obituaries Thursday, January 7, 2010 Teddy A. Byers Teddy Allen BYERS, 70, of 709 E. 12th St., Apt. E, Mishawaka, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Sue Byers, South Bend; and two brothers, Jim Byers, Union Mills, and Charlie Byers, Plymouth. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Friday, January 8, 2010 Margaret A. Steininger Margaret A. STEININGER, 90, of Culver, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth. Survivors include two sons, Hugh D. Steininger, South Bend, and Robert Steininger, Culver; and one daughter, Rhea Schmidt, Culver. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Saturday, January 9, 2010 Rhoda E. Craft-Hensley Rhoda Elizabeth (Vires) CRAFT-HENSLEY, 75, of 241 W. Marshall St., Argos, died Thursday at her residence. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Craft, Argos; one son, Daniel Craft, Preston, Wash.; three sisters, Betty Houin, Argos, Deloris Doody, Culver, and Annetta Ritter, Rochester; and six brothers, Ewen Vires, Argos, Haroldean Vires, Argos, Pierce Vires Jr., Argos, Charles Vires, Argos, Bernard Vires, Bloomington, and Larry Vires, Argos. Friends may visit with the family Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Monday, January 11, 2010 Richard W. Halfast Richard W. HALFAST, 93, of 2225 Westside Drive, Rochester, died Saturday at his home.

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Survivors include a daughter, Karen Ewen, Rochester; two sons, Dick "Rick" Halfast, Fresco, Texas, and Greg Halfast, Rochester; and his sister, Bev Armitage, Corry, Pa. There will be private family services Thursday at the Good Family Funeral. Home, Rochester. Sue E. Kemple Sue E. KEMPLE, 79, Culver, died Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. Violet Troutman Violet TROUTMAN, 86, Rochester, died Sunday at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Richard W. Halfast May 20, 1916-Jan. 9, 2010 Richard W. HALFAST, M.D., 93, of 2225 Westside Drive, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family as he passed away at 10:37 a.m. Saturday at his home. He was born May 20, 1916, in Corry, Pa. He was the son of Frank and Edith Spencer Halfast. Following high school, young Richard pursued his premedicine degree at Taylor University, Upland, graduating in 1938. With a vision and purpose, he continued his education at Indiana University Medical School. May 10, 1942, was an event-filled, lifechanging day. In the morning Richard became Dr. Halfast, M.D., and in the afternoon he met his beautiful bride, Clarice J. Bell, at the altar as they solemnized their wedding vows. Their lifelong commitment of

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friendship and family spanned nearly 64 years until the passing of his dear wife and best friend on Feb. 19, 2006. Following his internship at Springfield City Hospital in Springfield, Ohio, on July 14, 1943, Dr. Richard answered the call of patriotism. Capt. Halfast, M.D., served as chief medical officer of general surgery, participating in the Rhineland and central Europe campaigns during World War II with the U.S. Army. His MASH unit (74th General Hospital and 1st Auxiliary Surgical Group), was the first medical unit behind the active lines. Always in the thick of things, his assignment closely shadowed Gen. George C. Patton's unit. His unit was one of the first to enter the liberated German concentration camp in Dachau. Dr. Halfast developed great interest in the area of orthopedics, during his stint in Europe. Returning stateside he continued with the U.S. Army for 7 months at hospitals in Clinton, Iowa, and later Springfield, Mo. His primary focus was orthopedics, treating patients until his honorable discharge Aug. 8, 1946. In 1949 he and Clarice returned to the Kokomo area where he opened his practice, Kokomo Orthopedics. Doc was the only orthopedic surgeon north of Indianapolis in Indiana at the time. Within a year he hired a partner and it wasn't long till the demand of meeting his patients' needs required the practice to expand to four doctors. He served on the boards of both Kokomo hospitals, Howard Community and St. Joseph's. He was the first physician to serve on the board at St. Joseph's and was on the board of trustees of Taylor University for more than a decade. With colleague and close friend Dr. Dana Street, Dr. Richard developed and patented an instrument to surgically remove the intermediary nail most commonly found in the femur. Honoring his good friend, he bestowed his son Rick with the middle name Dana. Dr. Halfast pioneered and performed the first knuckle replacement in Indiana. This well-liked, popular doctor was dedicated to his patients' health and well-being. Many patients would approach him on the street to chat, and Doc could always recall the surgery or procedure he had performed on them.

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In 1953, Dr. Richard and Clarice decided a good place to relax with their family would be Rochester's Lake Manitou. Together they enjoyed a variety of water sports. As members of the Manitou Yacht Club, Doc, as skipper, taught his eager crew Karen, Rick and Greg the art of sailing. They also enjoyed fishing year round. Thirty years later, on July 1, 1983, the Halfasts decided it was time to enjoy their golden years and there was no place better to spend them than on the shores of Lake Manitou. Richard was a faithful and devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Rochester. For many years, the early springtime beckoned, and Dr. Richard and a few of his Kokomo buddies traveled to Minnesota's Leech Lake. Many times the ice was barely off, but their results were excellent, always catching the limit of walleye, perch and northern pike. Later Doc with Jim and Greg would make the trek north and west returning to the bountiful lake. As a fine woodworker, Dr. Richard took great pride in creating custom heirloom clocks for each of his children and grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Ewen and husband Jim, Rochester; two sons, Dick "Rick" Halfast and wife Lynne, Fresco, Texas, and Greg Halfast and wife Jean, Rochester; five grandchildren, Garrett Ewen, Alicia Scorsone, Eric Halfast, Lauran Halfast, and Danleigh Kaplan. Eight great-grandchildren, Caden, Gavin and Linzie Ewen; Ainsley, Madelyn and Isla Rose Kaplan; and Amelia Joy and Gabriel Joseph Scorsone. Also surviving is his sister, Bev Armitage, Corry, Pa. Dr. Richard was welcomed to heaven by many including his wife, parents and adopted brother, Al Carnrike. Private family services celebrating the life of Dr. Richard W. Halfast, M.D., will be held Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Friends may visit with the family from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. He will be laid to eternal rest next to his beloved wife, Clarice, at Rochester's IOOF Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County: envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic

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expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at [email protected] Winston G. Montague Winston G. MONTAGUE, 93, of Warsaw and formerly of Bourbon, died Sunday at his residence. Survivors include eight daughters, Nancy Rockhill, Westfield; Sally McPeak, Pittsburg, Texas; Jeanene McGuire, Snohomish, Wash.; Aleta Montague, Winona Lake; Karen Horoho, Kokomo; Elaine Wetzel, Winona Lake; Debra Eberly, Warsaw; and Cheryl McDonald, Warsaw. Three sons, Tom Montague, Westminster, Colo.; Richard Montague, Westfield; and Michael Montague, Downers Grove, Ill. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at JohnsonDanielson Funeral Home, Plymouth. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Violet Troutman March 17, 1923-Jan. 10, 2009 Violet TROUTMAN, 86, of Rochester and formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester. Born March 17, 1923, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late William Curtis and Cora Mae (Martin) Hollis. On March 16, 1947, she married Donald W. Troutman and he preceded her in death May 9, 1996. Violet was a 1942 Twelve Mile High School graduate and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving with the WAVES, which included her service at Pearl Harbor from 1944 to 1946. She was a member of Kewanna Church of Christ and a former member and past worthy matron of the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star. She was also a Cub Scout den mother. She was formerly employed at Hart Schaffner and Marx in Rochester and she retired from Kewanna Metal Specialties, but Violet's main job was that of a farm wife and mother.

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After her retirement, she and her husband Don enjoyed spending several winters in Florida and being at home in Kewanna caring for their yard and house and the special visits from her grandchildren. Violet was also an avid reader. She moved to Wynnfield Crossing in 2006. Survivors include her son, Dr. Thomas O. Troutman and wife Joy, Rochester; foster son, Robert "Pete" Hurley, Rochester; a special niece, Sue Hamman and husband Ken, Winamac. Four grandchildren, April Donahue and husband Ben, Honolulu, Hawaii; Adam Troutman, Columbus, Ohio; Alissa Troutman and fiance Luis Ferro, Naples, Fla.; and Abigail Rom and husband Gary, Valparaiso. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by brothers Elmer, Leroy and Russell Hollis and sister Eileen Donathen. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kewanna Church of Christ. Pastor Scott Meneely will officiate and burial with military rites will be conducted at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at HarrisonMetzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the Kewanna Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ, P.O. Box 337, Kewanna, IN 46939. Online condolences may be made to the Troutman family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Evelyn Hodge Sept. 12, 1913-Jan. 12, 2010 Evelyn HODGE, 96, Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport. She was born Sept. 12, 1913, in Rochester, the daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth (Tipton) Darr. On Aug. 29, 1932, in Rochester,

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she married Harold "Bud" Hodge. He preceded her in death July 1, 1990. Mrs. Hodge had been a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Logansport. She enjoyed playing the organ and serving the Lord. Survivors include her nieces, Marguitta McLochlin, Rochester, and Marilyn Kiesling, Punta Gorda, Fla.; her great-nieces, Pam and husband Mike Dempsey, who Evelyn resided with for many years, Logansport, and Connie Scharnhorst, Rochester; and her greatnephew, Dennis and wife Becky Grogg, Logansport. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Pauline Easter, Helen Fansler, Marjorie Bryant and Barbara Stewart; and brothers, Howard Darr, and Cleo Darr. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Andy Weil officiating. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, Logansport. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Donald D. Flenner Dec. 4, 1925-Jan. 12, 2010 Donald D. FLENNER, 84, Peru, formerly of Macy, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Perry Township, Miami County, to Fayne and Edna Berger Flenner. He married Adelene Scott on Jan. 24, 1948, at the home of her mother in Mexico. She survives in Peru. He was a member of the New Life United Methodist Church in Mexico. He was a retired farmer; a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau; an avid golfer, IU basketball fan and Colts fan; and enjoyed dancing. He lived and wintered in Florida for nine years. He enjoyed family and friends. Survivors include his wife in Peru. Four children, Cindy Jo Walker and husband Richard, Columbia City; Thomas Fayne Flenner and fiancee Carolyn Coffing, Warsaw; Amy Robison and husband

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Doug, Peru; and Julie Kepes and husband Frank, Peru. Nine grandchildren, Gregg Flenner, Danny Flenner, Brooke Robison, Lindsay Robison, Emily Stefanko, Beth Andrews, Brian Walker, Jacob Kepes and Hannah Kepes; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Estel Flenner, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Galen Flenner. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Bob Clark officiating. Calling will be Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the New Life United Methodist Church. Thursday, January 14, 2010 Pug Noreen Rayl Pug Noreen RAYL, 69, of 11537 E. Division Road, Akron, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family funeral Home, Rochester. Friday, January 15, 2010 Lois A. Kimmel Jan. 30, 1941-Jan. 13, 2010 Lois Arlene KIMMEL, 68, of Rochester, died Wednesday afternoon. She was born in Wabash County on Jan. 30, 1941, to Levi and Fern Niccum Long. She married David Lewis Kimmel on Nov. 13, 1965, in North Manchester. He survives in Rochester. Also surviving are three children, Rebecca Kimmel, Warsaw; Carolyn Whitaker and husband David, Rochester; and Joseph Kimmel and wife Crystal, Macy. Five grandchildren, Brandon, Jared, Ryan, Mason and Ethan Whitaker. Three brothers, Donald Long, Roann;

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Larry and Doris Long, Silver Lake; and Galen and Diane Long, North Manchester. One sister, Margaret and Eddy Bayles, North Manchester. Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Kenton Whitaker; her sister, Mary Long; and a nephew, Michael Long. She was a member of the Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church. Calling hours will be Saturday at the Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church, near Hoover, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be at the church on Sunday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Arrangements are by McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Sylvia P. Strader-Dunnell Sylvia P. STRADER-DUNNELL, 93, of Culver, died Saturday at her home. Survivors include her son, Dennis Strader, Fishers; her brother, Virgil D. Jordan, Mishawaka; and her sisters, Mildred Mandley, Mansfield, Ohio, and Ruth Jacobsen, Mishawaka. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Saturday, January 16, 2010 Mary Kruger Nov. 15, 1908-Jan. 14, 2010 Mary "Florence" KRUGER, 101, of Logansport and formerly of Kewanna, died Thursday at her residence. She was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Pulaski County; she was the daughter of the late Fred and Grace (Stotler) Hengel. On Dec. 23, 1933, she married Raymond Kruger, of Francesville, and he preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1980. She was a member of Kewanna Church of Christ and the Ladies Aid Society.

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Florence enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, cooking for her family and watching Bobby Knight and IU basketball. She retired after 28 years from the Kewanna High School cafeteria. Survivors include daughter Dolores Woolington, Indianapolis; daughter-in-law Karen Kruger, Brownsburg. Her grandchildren, Mark Woolington and Mike Woolington and wife Deb, all of Logansport; Lori Harding and husband Gene, Mishawaka; and Lisa Kiesel and husband Kurt, Dayton, Ohio. Nine great-grandchildren and four greatgreat-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by son Larry Kruger, sisters Luella Brouillette and Lelia Beaverson, and great-granddaughter Kristen Woolington. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Pastor Scott Meneely will officiate and burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens in Winamac. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. J. Robert Mathias James Robert "Bob" MATHIAS, of Yorkville, Calif., died Sunday at his home. A few weeks ago, at age 88, Bob decided to become a blogger. When setting up the "About Me" link, Bob directed that we enter the following to describe this "Bob" guy: A farm kid, A short basketball player, A collegiate, A soldier, A happily married man for 67 years, A teacher, A coach, A school superintendent, A real estate broker, A scribbler, A thinker. He was all of these things and more! We will add: A dad, A grandpa, An Adventurer, A Benefactor, A storyteller. He lived life to the fullest and on his terms! We will be forever blessed by his example. Visit his

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blog where we will continue to share his wonderful stories: mathiasjr.blogspot.com. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Lois. He is survived by his son, Conde and wife Sylvia; son Tim and wife Wanda; daughter and her husband Sheri and Joe Hansen; daughter and her husband Cindi and Carl Wilson; sister and her husband June and Chuck Grove; brother and his wife Joe and Nancy Mathias; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was the beloved grandpa of Justin and Marija Mathias, Nils and Tabatha Mathias, Ken and Rachel Hansen, Tyy and Lisa Hansen, Karen Hansen, Matt Wilson, Jenna and John Hibbard, Landon and Tara Wilson, Pam and Nick Smith, and David Mathias and Joshua Mathias, and he had five greatgrandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Friday at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds Apple Hall in Boonville, Calif. The celebration will be followed by a potluck gathering. Donations can be made to the Fulton County Historical Society, 37 E. 375 North, Rochester, IN 46975; the Anderson Valley Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 103, Boonville, CA 95415; or sponsor a child through World Vision, 800-777-5777 or www.worldvision.org. Please have flowers delivered to Rancheria Realty, 14250 Highway 128, Booneville, CA 95415, on Wednesday or Thursday. Pug N. Rayl "Pug" Noreen RAYL, 69, of 11537 E. Division Road, Akron, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband, Paul L. Rayl, at home. Six sons, Bradley T. Dalton, Petaluma, Calif.; Brian C. Dalton, Indianapolis; Jeffrey L. Rayl, Greenfield; Patrick B. Rayl, Hereford, Ariz.; Shawn B. Rayl, San Bruno, Calif.; and P. Andrew Rayl, Greenwood. One sister, Patricia Newlin, Portage. Services will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the funeral home.

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Patricia L. Stambaugh Patricia L. "Patty" STAMBAUGH, 51, of 5020 S. Packerton Road, Warsaw, died Thursday at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Stambaugh, Warsaw; two sons, Shannon Stambaugh, Warsaw, and Justin Stambaugh, Mentone. Four sisters, Wilma Ritter, Akron; Sandra Snell, Winona Lake; Judy Hapner, Warsaw; and Karen Lewis, Pierceton. Four brothers, Charles Cole, North Webster; Allen Lowry, Warsaw; Ricky Lowry, Goshen; and David Lowry, Warsaw. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home. Monday, January 18, 2010 No Paper – Holiday Tuesday, January 19, 2010 William E. Baker William Eugene BAKER, 82, of 2843 N. 400 West, Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include special friend Wilma June Hart, Rochester; a son, Mickey Baker, Rochester; two sisters, Hazel Conwell, Rochester, and Betty Alderfer, Yuba City, Calif.; and a brother, Kenny Baker, Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Dorothy L. Brown Sept. 9, 1921-Jan. 16, 2010 Dorothy L. BROWN, 88, of 6648 W. 200 North, Rochester, passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

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She was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Morgan County, the daughter of Wesley and Arminta (Beck) Shelley. On Nov. 5, 1939, in Dana, she married Richard J. Brown. He preceded her in death June 30, 1991. Mrs. Brown worked as a field auditor for the state of Indiana as well as working on the family farm. She was a member of the Never Better Club; Rebekah Lodge; Fulton County Republican Party, where she served as secretary; and Fulton County Republican Women's Club, where she was precinct committeewoman, and she was an election poll worker for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, volunteering at the United Ministries Food Pantry and spending time with her family. Survivors include her children, Sonja J. Easterday, Rochester; Stephen J. Brown, Rochester; Shirley and husband Horace Ory, Poulsbo, Wash.; and Sharon J. and husband Larry Alber, Brookville, Ohio. 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; and one step-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. No services or visitation will be observed. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County 4-H Fund through the Fulton County Community Foundation or United Ministries Food Pantry. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Willard D. Higgins Oct. 28, 1926-Jan. 17, 2010 Mr. Willard D. HIGGINS, 83, of Warsaw, passed away Sunday at 7:15 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital. Willard was born the son of Orville and Hazel Anglin Higgins on Oct. 28, 1926, at Etna Green. He was a resident of the Etna Green, Rochester and Warsaw areas all his life. He was a graduate of Etna Green High School, Class of 1944. He owned and operated John Deere dealerships in both Rochester and Warsaw. He was a member of the Cruisin' Hoosiers,

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the John Deere 2-Cylinder Club and the Corvette Club. He enjoyed classic automobiles, antique tractors, car racing and water sports. Willard married Betty Stackhouse on March 26, 1950. She survives along with his four children, Patrick and wife Kristi Higgins, Warsaw; Paula and husband Bob Blyth, Rolling Meadows, Ill.; Meri and husband Fred Jessup, Goshen; and Melana and husband Dave Smith, Rochester. He was also blessed with eleven grandchildren, Heather Shank, Chase Higgins, Kaila Higgins, Brian Blyth, Logan Blyth, Lee Hartman, Carly Hartman, Linnea Smith, Lindsay Smith Straeter, Luke Smith and Landon Smith, along with four greatgrandchildren, Branson, Austin and Hudson Schlemmer, and Ellie Straeter. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one grandson. A celebration of Willard's life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Calvary Baptist Church of Oswego, where he and Betty attended, with Pastors Udel Meyers and Rick Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, and for one hour before services in the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Warsaw. The family would prefer memorial contributions in his memory, rather than flowers, to Word of Life Fellowship, P.O. Box 600, Schroon Lake, NY 12870, attention Ryan Williamson. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at [email protected] Marie K. Larkin Oct. 23, 1914-Jan. 16, 2010 Marie K. LARKIN, 95, of Winamac and formerly of Kewanna, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 23, 1914, in Otwell, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Dosha (Gray) Combs. On April 25, 1931, she married Thomas J. Larkin, and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1984. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Kewanna.

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Marie retired from the H.W. Gossard Co. in Logansport after 30 years. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, reading and puzzle books. Survivors include her daughters, Maxine Bardsley and companion Jim Norman, Silver Lake; Eileen Stepp, Plymouth; Elaine Rans and husband Larry, Kewanna; Pat Foust and husband Harold, Leiters Ford; and Carol Earnest and husband Bill, Logansport. A brother, Calvin Combs and wife Marylyn, Texas; sister Doris Ervin, Kankakee, Ill; her grandchildren, Lynn Serles and husband William, Pam Julian and husband Rick, Joy Smith and husband Darrel, Jill Hester and husband Dallas, Robert Rans, Larry Rans and wife Barb, Susan Crawford and companion Kent Bonnell, Diana Sollars and companion Tom Moore, Colleen Keller and husband John, Carla McCormack and husband Brian, Jeff Foust and wife Susan, Scott Wood and wife Barb, and Kristine Franklin and husband Matt; 27 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by sisters Loraine Holland and Faye Chrisman, grandsons Mike and Bill Bardsley and Jimmy Stepp, and grandson-in-law Ray Smith. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel. Father Martin Sandhage will officiate and burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery in Winamac. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home where there will also be a Scripture service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Gail E. Murphy June 19, 1925-Jan. 17, 2010 Gail Edward MURPHY, 84, of Wabash, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday at his daughter's home in rural Churubusco. He was born June 19, 1925, in Miami County to Charles E. and Mary (Clingenpeel) Murphy. Gail married Frances "Betty" Ayres in Churubusco, on Aug. 20, 1966. She died Sept. 17, 2007.

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He retired in 1987 from Helfin Sheet Metal in Wabash and was a World War II Army veteran. Gail was a member of Asbury Country Church in Wabash and a longtime member of the Wabash Men's Bowling League. He enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, and cooking. He also loved to bowl and tinker around. He is survived by four children, Lana (Bill) Campbell, Churubusco; Lois (Ron) Stroer, Houston, Texas; Sue (Sam) Blakeley, Henderson, Nev.; and David Murphy, Henderson, Nev. Three stepchildren, Betsy (Ron) Bowmer, Muncie; Richard (Nancy) Helm, Selma; and William (Jean) Helm, Columbia City. 25 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Murphy; a son, Lonnie Murphy; a step-son, Robert Helm; two grandsons; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Mike Bullick officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is to the Asbury Country Church. The memorial guest book for Gail may be signed at www.grandstaffhentgen.com. Patricia I. Powell Patricia Irene POWELL, 62, Denver, died Monday at her residence. Survivors include four children, Ruth Thorpe, Peru; Russell Powell, Peru; Shelley Manley, Denver; and Scott Powell, Rochester. Five sisters, Doris Turnpaugh, Nyona Lake; Betty Miller, Rochester; Barbara Thompson, Rochester; Diana Mitchell, Aiken, S.C.; and Shirley Cook, Denver. Her brother, Thomas Ogle, Mexico. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Beverly Wagoner Beverly WAGONER, a resident of College Square Apartments, Rochester, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Curly Baker Nov. 1, 1927-Jan. 17, 2010 William Eugene Curly BAKER, 82, of 2843 N. 400 West, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room. He was born Nov. 1, 1927, to William and Tressie Dehm Baker, who preceded him in death. Curly and the former Mary Ruth Kuhn were married Oct. 13, 1948. She preceded him in death March 1, 1953. Growing up he was one of seven children sharing his childhood with two sisters, Hazel and Betty, and four brothers, Kenny, Wad, Bud and Leonard. He was a proud graduate of Richland Center High School in 1945. As a dedicated and loyal employee of Rochester Metal Products, Curly worked for 40 years. He also enjoyed life on his family farm west of Rochester. Each year he planted corn, beans and wheat. He took great pride in raising his Hampshire pigs, many times overseeing an operation of over 100. Curly was an avid IU basketball fan, and cheered the Hurryin' Hoosiers to many victories. To relax, Curly enjoyed escaping to Canada's Caribou Lake for the best fishing trips with his close friends. Paramount in his life were his three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He always followed their many activities and simply enjoyed watching them grow and mature. He was always there to help them or share a bit of wisdom. Curly was quite an extraordinary cook. He'd create custom recipes, integrating ingredients tailored to satisfy the most

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discriminating tastes. If it could be done in the kitchen, Curly could handle it with style. From dirt pudding, coconut pie to chili, his culinary skills were crowd-pleasers, always receiving rave reviews. During the holidays he could be found in the kitchen creating fudge. Favorite family flavors were chocolate, peanut butter or pineapple. One of his favorite snacks was popcorn, especially making Jiffy-Pop on the stove top. A kind-hearted, gentle man, Curly always kept his backyard friends, the birds, fed. His concern for his feathery friends continued till the day he passed away. He also enjoyed observing them in their outdoor habitat. His favorite style of music was country-western. Curly is survived by his special friend, Wilma June Hart, Rochester; a son, Mickey Baker and wife Connie, Rochester. Three grandchildren, Christina Keyes and husband Seth, Churubusco; Andrew Baker, Ottawa, Ill.; and Rodger Baker, Rochester. Five greatgrandchildren, Joshwa and Jonathin Baker, Rochester; and Benjamin Sery, Isabella and Juliet Keys, Churubusco. Two sisters, Hazel Conwell, Rochester, and Betty Alderfer and husband Bob, Yuba City, Calif.; a brother, Kenny Baker and wife Jean, Rochester, and their children, Sarah and William, Rochester; a sister-in-law, Nancy Baker, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; an infant daughter, Judy Ann; and three brothers, Leonard Baker, Harry "Bud" Baker and Weldon "Wad" Baker. A celebration of the life of Curly Baker will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Don Nunemaker officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to the funeral in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Home Health Care. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected]

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David E. Holiday David E. HOLIDAY, 74, Logansport and formerly of Fulton County, died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at Chase Center, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton. Pug Alexander Rayl April 22, 1940-Jan. 12, 2010 Mrs. "Pug" Noreen Alexander RAYL, 69, of 11537 Division Road, Akron, passed away at 12:01 p.m. Jan. 12 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, with her loving family at her bedside. She was born April 22, 1940, in Hammond, the daughter of the late Bernard and Lucille Gasaway Alexander. She was a 1958 graduate of Hammond High School. Pug also attended Indiana University of Bloomington for one year. As an employee of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, she was a dispatcher, a deputy matron, secretary-file clerk and a receptionist. Prior to this Pug was a clerk at a credit union, a waitress, worked in a factory and was a bookkeeper. Later she was employed by Wilson's Body Shop and then the Akron Vision Center. She and her husband were the co-owners of Neptune's Closet, a scuba store, Rayl's Wheels LLC, and Variety Plus Vending. Pug and her husband, Paul Rayl, met in 1975 and were married Feb. 25, 1976, joining from their previous marriages her two sons and his four sons. This union lasted 34 years. Paul and Pug enjoyed fishing, motorcycling and traveling to visit with their children and grandchildren. As a devoted wife and mother, Pug created custom afghans, quilts and scarves for family and special friends. She planted flower gardens to enhance the landscape of her home. Planting the vegetable garden was an annual event. She always looked forward to the harvest of the bountiful crop, and canning and freezing the results. A collector, Pug enjoyed antique hunting, vintage dolls, plates and was an ardent fan of Rockwell. Her memberships included the Indiana

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Sheriff's Association, Amputee Coalition of America and Locks of Love, to which she was a contributor. Pug is survived by her husband, Paul, at home. Six sons, Bradley T. Dalton and wife Catrin, Petaluma, Calif.; Brian C. Dalton, Indianapolis; Jeffrey L. Rayl, Greenfield; Patrick B. Rayl and wife Alicia, Hereford, Ariz.; Shawn B. Rayl and wife Charleen, San Bruno, Calif.; and P. Andrew Rayl and wife Melissa, Greenwood. 15 grandchildren; three nephews; one niece; and one sister, Patricia Newlin, Portage. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, "Butch" Bernard Alexander in 2007. A celebration of the life of Pug Rayl will be promptly at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Father Frank Kilcline officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her name to Shop With a Cop, American Heart Association, Locks of Love or the charity of one’s choice. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Thursday, January 21, 2010 David E. Holiday March 29, 1935-Jan. 19, 2010 David Elmer HOLIDAY, 74, Logansport, and formerly of Fulton County, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Logansport. He was born March 29, 1935, in Fulton County, the son of Elmer and Edith (Siders) Holiday. He graduated from Grass Creek High School in 1953 and then attended Purdue University. He then served in the United States Army, serving part of his time in Japan. Mr. Holiday was formerly employed by Logansport Memorial Hospital and Wilson Foods, which he retired from in 1998. He was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.

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Survivors include his brothers, Richard and wife Helen Holiday, Peru, and Roger and wife Darlene Holiday, Wabash; his sisters, Margo and husband Neil Jeffries, Muncie, and Ellen "Lee" Holiday, Colfax, Wash. Nieces and nephews, Susan and husband Mitchell Cariaga, Highlands, Calif.; Daniel Holiday, Peru; Beth and husband Les Slough, Mountville, Penn.; Jessica Holiday, Avon; Vanessa Holiday, Bloomington; Amber Beaty, Fishers; Crystal and husband Jonathan Hendrix, Fishers; Susan and husband Horst Radtke, Deutschland, Germany; Linda Colwell, Ariz.; Diane and husband Juergen, Georgia; and Matthew Colwell. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Dave Sommers officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Terry K. Spitler March 11, 1945-Jan. 19, 2010 Terry K. SPITLER, 64, of 4423 20th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at his residence following a brief illness. Terry was born March 11, 1945, in Chico, Calif., to Ronald C. and Mary I. (Metheny) Spitler. He was married June 10, 1972, at the Mentone United Methodist Church to Cynthia K. Whetstone, and she survives. Terry retired from NIPSCO after 33 years of service as a civil engineer. Also, in his retirement, he worked at the Warsaw airport and at Harmony Press. He graduated from Argos High School as valedictorian in 1963. Terry then attained a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1967. He attended the Mentone United Methodist Church. He loved to travel and spend time with his

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grandchildren. Terry was an outdoor person and enjoyed working outside around the farm. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Spitler, Tippecanoe; a daughter, Valerie and husband David Schmidt, Walkerton; a son, Brandon and wife Rebecca Spitler, Mentone; one grandson, Alex Schmidt; his mother, Mary Spitler, Argos; two sisters, Bev and husband Rick Sprague, Anderson, and Portia and husband Barry Wampler, Bourbon; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Helen Whetstone; a sister-in-law, Peg and husband Jake Stutzman, Harrisonburg, Va.; and brother-in-law John Whetstone, Silver Lake. He was preceded in death by an infant son and his father, Ronald C. Spitler. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Doris Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Hospice and Palliative Care of Marshall County, the Potawatomi Wildlife Reserve, or the Mentone United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Beverly E. Wagoner Beverly Ellen WAGONER, 60 of 1729 Bancroft Ave., Rochester, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Surviving is a sister, Bonnie Lee Syrus, Indianapolis. Services will be at 11 A.M. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Friday, January 22, 2010 Bernice M. Gedeon Bernice M. GEDEON, 97, of 340 E. 18th St., Rochester, died Thursday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

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Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Beverly E. Wagoner Oct. 20, 1949-Jan. 18, 2010 Beverly Ellen WAGONER, 60, of 1729 Bancroft Ave., Rochester, passed away at 1:59 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born in Rochester on Oct. 20, 1949, the daughter of the late William L. and Edith M. (Hunter) Wagoner. Beverly was a proud graduate of the Rochester High School Class of 1968. After high school she entered the work force with Torin Corp., now known as Lau Industries. She was dedicated to the company for 42 years. Bev was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for a number of years. Bev enjoyed a good game of bingo, shopping and dining out. Most recently she enjoyed dinners with best friend Richard Biltz. Her survivors include a sister, Bonnie Lee Syrus, Indianapolis; two nephews, Bill Syrus and wife Janet, New Palestine, and Jeff Syrus and wife Dana, Cloverdale; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Fulton County, including Sandy Carrico, who was like a sister to her. She was preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of the life of Beverly Wagoner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit two hours prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Saturday, January 23, 2010 Bernice M. Gedeon Bernice M. GEDEON, 97, of 340 E. 18th St., Rochester, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

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Surviving is a brother, Clyde Bick, Plymouth. Private family services were held at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. William J. Redlin William J. "Billy" REDLIN, 29, of Kewanna, passed away Wednesday in his home. Survivors include his mother Sue Peto, Bourbon; his father, Bill Redlin, Star City; and his sister, Nicole Scarberry, Bourbon. The family will receive friends at a memorial visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon. Monday, January 25, 2010 Billie Jo Buzbee Billie Jo "B.J." BUZBEE, 52, 10719 W. 600 South, Mentone, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Merlin D. Funk Merlin D. FUNK, 83, of Royal Center, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Alice Funk, Royal Center; three sons, Conrad Funk and Robert Funk, both of Royal Center, and Garry Funk, Jasper; two daughters, Deena Hubler, Jasper, and Michele Funk-Cory, Fishers; and two brothers, Elvin and Timer Funk, both of Winamac. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Logansport. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel, and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Dorothy M. Mester Dorothy M. MESTER, 82, of Culver, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Jesse L. Allison Sr. Jesse L. ALLISON Sr., 75, 58 N. Blue Gill Road, Silver Lake, died Sunday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Laura Allison; and two sons, Todd Allison and Jesse Allison, both of Silver Lake. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Billie Jo Buzbee Nov. 24, 1957-Jan. 24, 2010 Billie Jo "B.J." BUZBEE, 52, 10719 W. 600 South, Mentone, passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She was born Nov. 24, 1957, in Troy, N.C., the daughter of Gary and Laura (Harris) MacDonald. She was a 1976 graduate of Triton High School, Bourbon. After high school, she received an associate degree from Michigan Christian College in 1977 and graduated from South Bend Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1984. On Aug. 10, 1985, in Logansport, she married David W. Buzbee and he survives. Mrs. Buzbee worked as a registered nurse at hospitals in Plymouth, Peru and Logansport. She was also a school teacher at Village Christian School in Pleasant Plain, Ohio, and a foster parent at Midwestern Children's Home in Pleasant Plain, Ohio. Mrs. Buzbee was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ, Rochester, was a Cub Scout leader for many years and in 2005 completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Christian University. Over the years she was active in church youth programs and had been on numerous medical mission trips to Haiti.

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Survivors include her husband, David Buzbee, Mentone. Her children, Jonathan and wife Angela Buzbee, Houlton, Maine; Naomi Buzbee, Mentone; Mary Buzbee, Mentone; and Shelton Carpenter, Mentone. Her parents, Gary and Laura MacDonald, Houlton, Maine; two sisters, Lisa and husband Ken Hooley, Tippecanoe, and Laurie and Ray Hedington, Plymouth; father-in-law and mother-in-law Billy and Louisa Buzbee, Logansport; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael MacDonald, and her grandparents. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester Church of Christ with the Rev. Jim Dillinger officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope for Haiti's Children, P.O. Box 936, Sugar Land, Texas, or [email protected] Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Glen A. Hyden Glen A. “Mutt” HYDEN, 69, 115 W. Broadway St., Burket, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 M. Evone Humes M. Evone HUMES, 79, of Culver, died Tuesday in Culver. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Slusher, Macy; and one sister, Pauline Hoover, Winamac. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Glen A. Hyden Glen A. "Mutt" HYDEN, 69, 115 W. Broadway St., Burket, died Monday at his residence. Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Humble, Burket; and a sister, Amy Moody, Louisville, Ky. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Dorothy M. Mester Dorothy M. MESTER, 82, of Culver, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her husband, Joseph L. Mester, Culver; and three sons, David S. Mester, Middlebury, Paul J. Mester, Walkerton, and Steven A. Mester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Culver. There will be no visitation. Thursday, January 28, 2010 Helen P. Zimmerman Helen P. ZIMMERMAN, 97, of Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born July 27, 1912, near Roann in Wabash County to Charles C. and Lucinda (Burger) Miller. Helen was married to Elmer E. Zimmerman on Oct. 20, 1936, at home, by her father. She was a 1930 graduate of Roann High School and a 1935 graduate of North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minn. She was also a graduate of the Dale Carnege course. She co-owned, along with her husband, Elmer, a bakery in Constantine, Mich., and Zimmerman Pastries in Rochester for 25 years, retiring in May of 1976. She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and served as vice president of the Logansport District of the United Methodist Women. She was a

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former member of the Fulton County American Red Cross board of directors, past member of the Gideon's Auxiliary, and was a volunteer of the Ladies Auxiliary at Woodlawn Hospital, all in Rochester. Helen was also a member and former officer of the Rochester Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 70. Helen lived in Rochester from 19511991, when they moved to Timbercrest. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Zimmerman, North Manchester. Three sons, Jack (Janet) Zimmerman, Canyon Country, Calif.; Richard (Lanette) Zimmerman, San Francisco, Calif.; and Roger (Nancy) Zimmerman, Indianapolis. Her sister, Bertha (Conrad Snavely) Custer, Timbercrest; seven grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Memorial services will be held at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester, on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Overmyer officiating. Private burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, also at Timbercrest. Arrangements are by Grandstaff-Hentgen, Bender Chapel, North Manchester. Preferred memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. The memorial guest book for Helen may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com. Cleo Young Cleo YOUNG, 93, of Indianapolis and formerly of Akron and Rochester, died Tuesday at Indiana Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Burch, Indianapolis, and Loretta Black, Fishers. Services will be Saturday at noon at the Akron Church of God, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

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Friday, January 29, 2010 Kenneth Griswold Kenneth GRISWOLD, 87, of Plymouth, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth. Survivors include one son, Barry Griswold, Plymouth; and one daughter, Carol Housouer, Rochester. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bremen Church of the Brethren. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Cleo W. Young Cleo W. YOUNG, 93, of 7472 Bluecreek South Drive, Indianapolis, and formerly of Akron and Rochester, went to be with the Lord, his wife and friends at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Indiana Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. Cleo was born June 17, 1916, in Miami County to Albert and Bankie (Hoffman) Young. He was married Feb. 26, 1938, in Wabash County to Jessie G. Smith; she passed away June 8, 1997. Cleo was a grain and livestock farmer. He was a longtime member of the Akron Church of God, and he also attended the Lake Placid Church of God. He graduated from Gilead High School. Cleo and his wife, Jessie, wintered in Lake Placid, Fla., for over 30 years, and in the later years they lived year round in Lake Placid. He had been a member of the WBCCI Airstream Club, and he attended club rallies all over the country. He also enjoyed fishing. Survivors include two daughters, Judy and husband Larry Burch, Indianapolis, and Loretta and husband Brook Black, Fishers; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgranddaughter. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Miller, and two brothers, Robert and Ralph Young. A celebration of life will be at noon Saturday at the Akron Church of God, 301 S. West St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield

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officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorial contributions may be made to the Akron Church of God or Gideons International. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Saturday, January 30, 2010 Dale M. Davidson Dale M. DAVIDSON, 85, of Logansport, died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport. Dale was born March 10, 1924, in Cass County to Clyde and Blanche (Buchanan) Davidson. He was married Jan. 23, 1948, in the parsonage at Market Street Methodist Church to Betty L. Shaver. Dale owned and operated Davidson's Construction & Equipment Co. He was a former trustee of Bethlehem Township, a school bus driver for Metea, and he also farmed. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 66, Eagles, Isaac Walton League, and Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards and shuffleboard. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Davidson, Logansport; two daughters, Sandy Shaw, Twelve Mile, and Donna E. Christiansen, Twelve Mile; daughter-in-law Cynthia Davidson, Twelve Mile. Five granddaughters, Shanna A. Zehr, Veedersburg; Trisha L. Price, Galveston; Tonya Hartman and husband Howard, Lucerne; Kimberly Davidson, Macy; and Angela York and husband Toby, Rochester. Two grandsons, Justin Shaw, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Matthew Davidson, Twelve Mile; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Mac D. Davidson; one son-in-law, Glen J. Christiansen; one grandchild, Aaron Christopher Davidson; three sisters, Georgia Davidson, Ruth Snoke and Helen Penny; and two brothers, Wendell Davidson and Galen Davidson.

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Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Pastor Bill Kleymann officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Metea Cemetery, Metea. Donations may be made to the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. Monday, February 1, 2010 Cindy L. Geiger Cindy L. GEIGER, 62, of Culver, died Friday at her home. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. Gilbert R. Jenkins Gilbert R. JENKINS, 85, Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Saturday at the Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Lexington, Ill., the son of Gilbert R. and Glada (Hirst) Jenkins Sr. On Jan. 25, 1946, in Wenona, Ill., he married Jeanette Hylin. She preceded him in death Sept. 6, 1985. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy. Mr. Jenkins had owned and operated NAPA Auto Parts stores in Akron and Nappanee, as well as Shaffer Oil Co. and his own restaurant. He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge; Fort Wayne Scottish Rite; Mizpah Shrine; Rochester Moose, Elks, and Eagles lodges; and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. He enjoyed ice fishing, mushroom hunting, dancing and singing. Survivors include his children, Rick and wife Sandy Jenkins, Nappanee; Jerry and wife Clara Jenkins, Tipton; Ed Jenkins, Elkhart; Lynnette and husband Rick Van Cleave, Akron; and Brad Jenkins, Fort Wayne. 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his sisters,

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Ellenore Robinson, Bushnell, Ill., and Milli Janssen, Bloomington; and a brother, Bill and wife Alta Jenkins, Fairbury, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn Gahagan and brother Don Jenkins. Memorial and Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Beall officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Nancy L. Reibly Nov. 25, 1937-Jan. 29, 2010 Nancy L. REIBLY, 72, of Nyona Lake and formerly of Peru, Ind., died at 10:38 p.m. Friday at her residence. Nancy was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Peru, Ind., to the late Albert and Ruth E. (Widner) Schmidt. She was married Dec. 6, 1954, to Kenneth Reibly, and he survives. Nancy was a member of the First Christian Church, Peru. She graduated in 1955 from Peru High School. Nancy was retired from the Peru Civic Center. She also did catering service and cake decorating. She served several civic groups. She also had the Hart's & Video & Tanning business in Rochester for 12 years. She was a member of the South Mud Lake Booster Club. She was a member of the Peru Firemans Auxiliary for 53 years. She received the state of Indiana Merit of Honor Outstanding Service Award-Hostess with the Mostess 1980-1988 Notary from the Indiana governor's office. Nancy is survived by three daughters, Karen Lumpkin, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Ruth Hart-Anderson and husband John, Rochester; and Mary Lou Betzner and husband Max, Peru. Three sons, William Reibly, Orlando, Fla.; Samuel Reibly and wife Phyllis, Burkburnett, Texas; and Dr. John Reibly and wife Lisa, Peru. A nephew, James A.

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Schmidt, Belton, S.C.; a brother, Albert W. Schmidt Jr., Riverview, Fla. Six grandkids, Zachary Pasley, Indianapolis; Zane Pasley, Indianapolis; Chrysta Cooley, Rochester; Anthony Reibly and wife Melody, Fort Rucker, Ala.; Samantha Reibly, Burkburnett, Texas; and Hannah Betzner, Indianapolis. Four great-grandkids, Parker Haynes, Lilly Reibly, Cash Pasley and Holden Pasley. Friends may call today at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cremation will follow. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Peru Fireman Ladies Auxiliary. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Cindy L. Geiger Cindy L. GEIGER, 62, of Culver, died Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her husband, Michael Geiger, Culver; a daughter, Lori Frettinger, Bluffton; a brother, Rodney Kemple, Indiana; and three sisters, Karen Coby, Rochester, Mary Ann Rowe, Culver, and Judy Fisher, Plymouth. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mary M. Kneeland July 25, 1917-Jan. 31, 2010 Mary M. KNEELAND, 92, of Atwood, died at 11:53 a.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital's emergency room, Warsaw. Mary was born July 25, 1917, in Atwood to Justin Day Irwin and Cathern (Wolf) Irwin. She was married to Warren R. Kneeland on March 11, 1936, in Atwood. Mary was a lifetime Atwood resident. She was a teacher, cook and secretary for Atwood school. She was a 1935 graduate of Atwood High School. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist

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Church, Atwood, where she taught Sunday school and was the Sunday school superintendent; a member of the Home Ec Club, Atwood; and a past matron and 50-year member of the Bourbon Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one son, Justin (Maris) Kneeland, Dewey, Ill.; two daughters, Maureen (Michael) Pfeiffer, Rochester, and Cathy (Royce) Lenfestey, Warsaw; 10 grandchildren; and 25 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Warren R. Kneeland, Jan. 3, 1986; two brothers, Joseph M. Irwin, April 9, 1993, and Milton "Zeke" Irwin, Sept. 10, 2007. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood, with Pastor Jerry Thomas of the church officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery, Atwood. Memorials may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 306 E. Main St., Atwood, IN 46502. Joseph P. Sweeney April 20, 1925-Jan. 31, 2010 Joseph P. SWEENEY, 84, of Franklin, a former resident of Rochester until two months ago, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was born April 20, 1925, in Kokomo to James Sweeney and Anna (Cunningham) Sweeney. He married Patricia A. (Smith) Sweeney on July 4, 1959, in Alpena, Mich., and she survives. Mr. Sweeney, along with his wife, was the founder of 92.1 WROI F.M. in Rochester in 1971 until 1983. He and his wife also were the owners of the Tasty Q Restaurant in Rochester from 1980 to 1992. He had also been an engineer for Delco in Kokomo. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Seminary in Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin.

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Survivors include his wife Patricia A. (Smith) Sweeney, Franklin. Three children, Cheryl L. Sweeney Halik and her husband William, Franklin; Michael P. Sweeney, Greenwood; and Maureen A. Sweeney-McCoige and her husband Douglas, Granger. Two grandchildren, Ashley McCoige and Cassandra McCoige, both of Granger. He was preceded in death by a grandchild Jessica McCoige, an infant brother James Sweeney and his parents. The Rev. Thomas Schliessmann will conduct a celebration of Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin. Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. till service time. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. John Quick Word has been received of the sudden death of Dr. John QUICK, son of the late Robert "Bob" and Bette (Hayden) Quick, all formerly of Rochester. Dr. Quick, 61, died early Friday morning of an apparent heart attack. A member of the RHS Class of 1966, Dr. Quick became an award-winning veterinarian following his graduation from Purdue University in 1981. Information about Dr. Quick's clinic can be found in the San Jose community business listings at www.sanjose.com/john-n-quickdvm-b173314. In addition, the Morgan Hill Times carried an extensive article about Dr. Quick at www.morganhilltimes.com/news/262801-john-quick-dead-causeunknown. At present his wife and children in California are in the process of making final funeral arrangements. Due to the prominence of Dr.

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Quick in the San Jose area, the viewing is being planned for the local civic center. Dr. Quick was preceded in death by both of his parents and by his older sister Sue Ann. In addition to his wife and three children in California, he is survived by his older brother Robert (Sue), New Jersey; younger sister Marcia (Larry) Gard, Chesterfield, Va.; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Peggy Weiss Peggy WEISS, 65, of 2167 W. Indiana 14, Rochester, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Sara K. Susits Sara Kathleen SUSITS, 94, of 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Peggy Jean Weiss Peggy Jean WEISS, 65, of 2167 W. Indiana 14, Rochester, died Monday at her residence. Peggy is survived by her husband, Terry, at home; her mother, Lauretta Stoner, Cromwell; two daughters, Jacki Weiss, Mishawaka, and Jodi Weiss, Rochester; a son, Brian Weiss, Rochester; a sister, Penny Limerick, Ligonier; and two brothers, Ted Stoner, Syracuse, and Jerry Stoner, Ligonier. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 Sara K. Susits Sara Kathleen SUSITS, 94, of 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, and formerly of Argos, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor of Plymouth. Survivors include two sons, William L. Susits, Foley, Ala., and Fabian Susits, Lakeville. There are no services planned at this time. Peggy Jean Weiss June 28, 1944-Feb. 1, 2010 Peggy Jean WEISS, 65, of 2167 W. Indiana 14, Rochester, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Monday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 28, 1944, at Wolf Lake to Kletice W. and Lauretta V. (Kohlberg) Stoner. Peggy was one of four children growing up with brothers Jerry and Ted and sister Penny. In 1962, with great pride, Peggy graduated from Cromwell High School. On Dec. 7, 1963, she and her best friend Terry W. Weiss were married at the home of her aunt in Syracuse. Their loving relationship spanned 46 years and produced three children, daughters Jacki and Jodi and son Brian. Most recently, Peggy managed the offices of R.E. Daake and Associates. For nearly 18 years Peggy could be seen trackside cheering for Terry then Brian at the go-kart tracks. These family events led them to many special places including Talladega, Charlotte, Atlanta and mid-Ohio to name a few. Her favorite track was Daytona, where they journeyed for 14 years to enjoy racing at its finest. The family's No. 1 cheerleader was always there full throttle! An avid bowler, Peggy greatly enjoyed annually going to the state tournaments and getting together with the girls in the leagues while hitting the lanes at Mishawaka. At home Peggy looked forward to spring and the planting of the flower gardens that enhanced her home. Mowing was also a preferred way to embrace nature. To relax, she listened to Neil Diamond and met the challenges of crossword

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puzzles. Antiquing was her forte, along with collecting snowmen and bunnies. Bringing Peggy her greatest joy was her family, especially during the holidays. Peggy always went all out with decorating and preparing the feast for her family to savor. Peggy leaves behind a wonderful legacy with the many lives she touched, but especially to her loving and devoted husband Terry, her three children who so admired her, and her three adoring grandchildren. Peggy is survived by her husband, Terry, at home; her mother, Lauretta Stoner, Cromwell; two daughters, Jacki Weiss, Mishawaka, and Jodi Weiss, Rochester; a son, Brian Weiss, Rochester; three grandchildren, Nicholas Weiss, Jessica Winkel and Jared Weiss; a sister, Penny Limerick and husband Dave, Ligonier; and two brothers, Ted Stoner and wife Becky, Syracuse, and Jerry Stoner and wife Amy, Ligonier. She was preceded in death by her father. A celebration of the life of Peggy Weiss will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the services at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Friday, February 5, 2010 Michael L. Crowell June 21, 1972-Jan. 28, 2010 Michael Loren CROWELL, 37, of Kewanna, died Jan. 28, 2010, at Woodlawn Hospital. Born June 21, 1972, in Niles, Mich., he was the son of David A. Crowell and Norma (Wayne) Stahl. He was married July 21, 2007, to Sondra Kay Monroe; she survives.

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Michael loved to cook. Survivors include his wife, Sondra, Kewanna; his mother, Norma Stahl, Detour Village, Mich.; a daughter, Rachael Loren Crowell, Penckney, Mich.; and a brother, David A. Crowell, Charlestown. There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the Crowell family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Saturday, February 6, 2010 Charles E. Patterson Charles E. "Chuck" PATTERSON, 79, of Sebring, Fla., died Thursday at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Mollie Patterson, Sebring; two daughters, Barbara L. Dewey and Rebecca A. Rezner, both of Sebring; and two sons, James A. Patterson, Rochester, and John L. Patterson, Sorrento, Fla. Services will be at the Good Shepard Hospice Sun Room, Sebring, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. Monday, February 8, 2010 David A. Zengri David A. ZENGRI, 43, of Knox, died Saturday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Zengri, Knox; father Philip Zengri, Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Robin Zengri, LaPaz, and Lela Zengri, Ripley; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Minix and Michelle Minix, both of Knox; two brothers, Kevin Zengri and Donald Zengri, both of Chicago; and two sisters, Mary Zengri, Chicago, and Dena, Chicago.

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Visitation will be from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tuesday, February 9, 2010 James J. Basile Sr. James J. BASILE Sr., 82, Rochester, died at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Wednesday, February 10, 2010 James J. Basile Sr. March 31, 1927-Feb. 7, 2010 James J. BASILE Sr., 82, Rochester, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. He was born March 31, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Riepsa) Basile. On Jan. 21, 1952, in Chicago, he married Lucille M. Galow. She preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2005. Mr. Basile was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Basile was a former telephone PBX installer with Illinois Bell, a former employee of McGills in Culver, and the former owner of the Hamburger Hut in Rochester. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and puzzles and was an avid computer user. Survivors include his children, Barbara and husband Joe Rosario, Littleton, Colo.; James Basile Jr., Olive Branch, Miss.; Joseph and wife Julie Basile, Lafayette; John Basile; Mary Calhoun, Denver, Colo.; Robert Basile, Rochester; David Basile, Rochester; Adam Basile; and Christopher and wife Teresa Basile. 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Raak, Plainfield, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Funeral services will be at noon Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday until funeral time at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Ida Bookwalter Ida BOOKWALTER, 98, of Hickory Creek at Rochester, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. A. C. Snyder A.C. "Al" SNYDER, 98, of Losantville and formerly of Argos, died at 5:24 a.m. Tuesday at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Joanna VanScoy March 15, 1916-Feb. 8, 2010 Joanna W. VanSCOY, 93, of Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Akron, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:35 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor. She had been in failing health since Jan. 14. Joanna was born March 15, 1916, in Kosciusko County (Beaver Dam) to Sidney and Margaret (Heighway) Leininger. On Feb. 5, 1950, in Urbana, she was married to Howard G. VanScoy, who passed away Jan. 16, 2005. Joanna was a homemaker and had been the bookkeeper for Irelan & Baum Elevator and Lumberyard for 21 years. Joanna graduated from Akron High School in 1934. She was a member for many years at the Akron United Methodist Church where she helped with many areas such as funeral dinners and harvest suppers. She and her husband also were active members for many years in the Akron Chamber of Commerce.

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Survivors include a nephew, Thomas and wife Janet Tucker, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; a great-niece, Julianne and husband Jay Dunnuck, Midland, Mich.; and a great-nephew, Christopher and wife Liza Tucker, Sherrill, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard VanScoy, and her sister and brother-in-law, Imo and Ralph Tucker. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Karen Ottjes of the Akron United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Akron United Methodist Church, Gideons International or the Akron Carnegie Public Library. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Thursday, February 11, 2010 James J. Basile Sr. March 31, 1927-Feb. 7, 2010 James J. BASILE Sr., 82, Rochester, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. He was born March 31, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Riepsa) Basile. On Jan. 26, 1952, in Chicago, he married Lucille M. Galow. She preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2005. Mr. Basile was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Basile was a former telephone PBX installer with Illinois Bell, a former employee of McGills in Culver, and the former owner of the Hamburger Hut in Rochester. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and puzzles and was an avid computer user. Survivors include his children, Barbara and husband Joe Rosario, Littleton, Colo.; James Basile Jr., Olive Branch, Miss.; Joseph and wife Julie Basile, Lafayette; John Basile; Mary Calhoun, Denver, Colo.; Robert Basile, Rochester; David Basile, Rochester;

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Adam Basile; and Christopher and wife Teresa Basile. 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Raak, Plainfield, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at noon Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Friday until funeral time at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Ida Bookwalter June 2, 1911-Feb. 9, 2010 Ida BOOKWALTER, 98, Rochester, departed this life for eternal rest at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek Health Care Center of Rochester. Ida was born June 2, 1911, in Young America, to Melvin and Estella (Michaels) Snavely. Growing up, young Ida shared her childhood years with five sisters and a brother. On March 26, 1932, in Kokomo she married Floyd Bookwalter. Their union spanned 65 years and produced two children, Carol and David. Floyd and Ida moved to Rochester from Merrillville nearly 30 years ago to enjoy their golden years on the shores of Lake Manitou. While living in Merrillville, Ida waited tables at some of the area's finest restaurants. As an entrepreneur, she opened Ida's Dress Shop, also in Merrillville, and later operated a full service beauty salon known as Ida's Shoppe. During her retirement years Ida greatly enjoyed fishing with her trusty casting rod from her north shore home, landing many blue gill and bass. As a dynamic team, Floyd cleaned the fish and Ida fried them to perfection. The kitchen was second nature for Ida. She was well-known for the delicious homemade pies she created to complement the dessert fare at Gropp's Restaurant. Her pie most requested by Floyd was lemon cream. Preparation of the feast for family celebrations, especially at the holidays, was Ida's forte. Many memories were made in the kitchen

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with her grandchildren. Their favorite food was grandma's potato soup. They would help her make the rivulets, then enjoy the tasty hot soup. It was remembered that she served as den mother to the Cub Scouts for several years. Ida could play the violin with great expertise. As a card player, Ida enjoyed spirited games of euchre. As an artist, Ida's chosen method of expression was through the medium of oils on canvas. She created many treasures for special friends and heirlooms for family, usually of landscapes or florals. It's known to a few that Ida was a survivor of breast cancer. She was first stricken at age 26. Ida was honored to be recognized for her spirit and positive attitude as a survivor and was featured on the survivors' calendar on December 2004. Ida was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Her survivors include a daughter, Carol J. Steinhauer and husband Paul; a son, David G. Bookwalter; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Francis Ezra. She was preceded in death by stepson Errett in 1989, her husband, her parents, four sisters and a brother. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Ida Bookwalter will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with visitation an hour prior to services. Dr. Mark Spencer will officiate. She will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband Floyd at the Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family at [email protected] Lester Kamp Lester "Les" KAMP, 77, of Osceola, died Tuesday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kamp, Osceola; two daughters, Sharon Tucker, Elkhart, and Laura Lake, Rockford, Mich.; two brothers, Wendel Dale Kamp, Harlinger, Texas, and Wayne Kamp, Akron; and a sister, Frances Rousseau, California.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Osceola United Methodist Church. Visitation will be a luncheon immediately following the service at the church. Friday, February 12, 2010 Frances G. Eikenberry Williams Frances Gail Eikenberry WILLIAMS, 88, of Greenwood and formerly of Frankfort and Miami County, died Thursday at Village Oaks Retirement Center, Greenwood. Survivors include her children, Charles Williams, Indianapolis; Nancy Williams, Hayward, Calif.; and Ray Williams, Waterloo, Iowa. One brother, Dallas Eikenberry, Peru, Ind.; and two sisters, Laurabelle Cole, Chili, Ind., and Doris Walters, Frankfort. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Saturday, February 13, 2010 Laurabell J. Long Laurabell June LONG, 89, Peru, died Friday at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Waverly United Methodist Church, New Waverly, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the service. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is handling arrangements. Dorothy M. Miller Dorothy M. MILLER, 85, of Culver, died Thursday at the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw. Survivors include her husband, Harold Miller; two children, Linda Johnston, Beaverton, Ore., and William Miller, Indianapolis; and one sister, Ruth Roberts, Manteno, Ill. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Winamac Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

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Nellie G. Thorrington Nellie G. THORRINGTON, 77, of Denver, died Friday at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A. C. Snyder Alpheus C. "Al" SNYDER, 98, of 9706 N. County Road 775 East, Losantville, died Tuesday in Bradenton, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Millie Snyder, at home; a daughter, Jo Schaden, Tallahassee, Fla.; and a son, Marvin Snyder, Argos. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist Church, Argos. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service in the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Monday, February 15, 2010 No Paper – Holiday Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Kenneth R. Jagger Dec. 23, 1918-Feb. 9, 2010 Kenny JAGGER, who began his lifelong and highly successful musical career at the Colonial Hotel on Lake Manitou, died last Tuesday at the age of 91 in Indianapolis, where he and his late wife had resided for many years. Graduating from RHS in 1937, Kenny spent a year studying theater and radio organ at the Sherwood Music School in Chicago. In the summer of 1938, at the age of 19, he then launched his professional career at the basement Rathskeller restaurant of the Colonial.

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During that career, he traveled throughout the country playing organ and piano at celebrated hotels and lounges, including the midtown Sheraton Hotel in New York City. There he had his own nightly radio show and made recordings. As a resident of Indianapolis, he became locally famous for his musical appearances at the Graylynn Hotel, Indiana Theatre, Columbia Club, Shrine Club, Indianapolis and Highland country clubs, Indianapolis Athletic Club, and Lutz Supper Club. He was a committed motorcyclist and on his BMW model rode more than 300,000 miles in a 34-year period, a feat that brought him special recognition from the BMW management. Preceding him in death were Florence, his wife of 52 years, and younger brother Dale, also an RHS graduate. He is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Ann Harris and husband Richard of Muncie; a son, John Raymond Jagger and wife Leslie, Maryville, Tenn.; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be Saturday at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Blvd., East Drive, Indianapolis. Visitation begins at 1 p.m., the service at 2 p.m. Online messages may be sent at www.harrywmoore.com. Judith Barker Judith BARKER, 60, of 3916 N. Meridian Road, Rochester, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Judith Gunnels Judith GUNNELS, 60, of Mentone, died at 10:05 a.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Judith E. Barker July 7, 1949-Feb. 15, 2010 Mrs. Judith E. BARKER, 60, of 3916 N. Meridian Road, Rochester, died Monday at her residence. She was born in Roanoke, Va., on July 7, 1949, the daughter of the late Robert W. and Marcelle (Widner) Coley. Judith became the bride of Donald J. Barker on July 1, 1977, in Cullman, Ala. As a person who loved the outdoors, Judy managed the Fulton County Conservation Club. With great pride she kept the grounds manicured to perfection, from mowing down to the fine tuning of edging in preparation for the shooters' competitions. She enjoyed planting flowers to enhance the beauty of her home overlooking the Tippecanoe River. To relax Judy and Don enjoyed boating in the glistening waters of various lakes in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Many times these escapes included the children and later the grandchildren. Embracing the outdoors, Judy and Don would camp under the stars, sometimes in a trailer with friends, earlier in a pop-up camper, or even in tents carried on board. The Barkers owned and loved their property in Park County. There were many quiet moments and great memories made there developing the land for the perfect retirement spot. Judy's greatest passion was for her family. As a consummate grandma, her best times were when her grandchildren surrounded her. As an active grandmother Judy taught the kids about nature. She enjoyed cheering them on in all of their sporting activities. Dialing long distance was the best method of staying in touch and talking with them, and keeping up on breaking news was her forte. Judy is remembered for her thoughtful, random acts of kindness that were unending. Whether it be for family or friends, Judy was there to lend a helping hand. She unselfishly put the needs of others before her own. Whether it was organizing Christmas dinner baskets

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for those less fortunate or helping with groceries or cash in a time of need, Judy was quietly in the background, always there to help out. It was a family tradition that Judy and Don hosted the family Thanksgiving celebration in their home. There the grandchildren could be found helping Nana, as she was affectionately known, apply the finishing touches to the delicious feast. Judy leaves behind her loving lifelong partner, husband Don, her adoring children, treasured grandchildren, a brother and sisters, the grateful shooters of the conservation club, and the many friends she touched along life's journey to cherish her memory. Judith is survived by her husband, Don, at home; a daughter, Michelle Runkel Karst and husband Scott, Madison; a son, Michael Runkel and wife Amanda, Valley Grove, Ala. Five grandchildren, Justin Sightes, LaPorte; Jack and A.J. Karst, Madison; and Meagan and Malachi Runkel, Valley Grove, Ala. Four sisters, Debbie Self and husband Michael, Fairview, Ala.; Donna Coley, Cullman, Ala.; Denise Parker and Donald Ray, Valley Grove, Ala.; and Robin Strickland, Madison, Ala. A brother, Robert Coley Jr. and wife Debbie, Walter, Ala; and very dear friends, Jim and Betty DeHaven, LaCrosse. She was preceded in death by her parents; her mom, Marcelle Stricklin, in 1997; her dad, Robert Coley, in 1993; her youngest sister, Janice Coley, on Dec. 26, 2008; and her grandmother, Florence Young, in January of 2010. A celebration of the life of Judith E. Barker will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Ray Squibb officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or Friends of Fulton County Parks. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected]

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James E. Bieghler James E. BIEGHLER, 71, of Rochester, died Friday at Clarion Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Bieghler, Rochester. Three sons, Charles Bieghler, Camden; Jackie Bieghler, Westfield; and Jeff Bieghler, Delphi. One daughter, Tammy Vibbert, Anderson; one brother, Howard Bieghler, Flora; one sister, Alice Elzbeek, Camden; and two stepsons, Rex Growcock, Wolcottville, and Roger Growcock, Monroe, N.C. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cree Funeral Home, Camden. Judith K. Gunnels Sept. 8, 1949-Feb. 15, 2010 Judith K. GUNNELS, 60, of 503 N. Broadway St., Mentone, went home to be with the Lord at 10:05 a.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw. Judith was born Sept. 8, 1949, in Martin, Ky., to Arnold and Aggie (Bradley) Click. She was married Dec. 24, 1966, in Clintwood, Va., to Jesse Gunnels; he survives. Judith was a homemaker. She graduated from Martin High School in 1967, and she was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of Claypool. Survivors include her husband, Jesse Gunnels, Mentone. Three daughters, Yavonna and husband John Dotson, Silver Lake; Aggie and husband David Prater, Mentone; and Angela Hancock, Rochester. One son, Jesse T. Gunnels, Mentone. 8 grandchildren, Christopher, Seth, and Emily Dotson; Zachary and Noah Prater; Alycia and Justin Porter; and Mia Gunnels. Three sisters, Joyce Gunnels, Martin, Ky.; Ida Parker, Larwill; and Donna Moore, Cookville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by sister Debra Grace Walters, brother James Click and grandson David Prater. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, 205 N. Main St., Claypool, with Pastor Ralph Dotson officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Visitation

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hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to King Memorial Home, Mentone. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Patricia S. Kistler Aug. 15, 1940-Feb. 16, 2010 Patricia Sue "Pat" KISTLER, 69, Zionsville, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 1:51 a.m. Tuesday at Zionsville Meadows, Zionsville. She was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Fulton County, the daughter of Richard and Marietta (Smith) Coplen. Mrs. Kistler was a homemaker and worked in various doctor's offices. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and she enjoyed playing bingo, spending time with her family and supporting her family's activities. Survivors include her children, Lisa and husband Kevin Kalinke, Indianapolis; Scott and wife Susie Kistler, Rochester; David Kistler, Indianapolis; and Amy Krier, Indianapolis. Her grandchildren, Courtney Garrison, Casey Kalinke, Austin Kalinke, Derek Garrison and Kevin Kalinke, all of Indianapolis; and Michael Kistler and Carter Kistler, both of Rochester. Two sisters, Martha and husband Robert Peterson, Rochester, and Nancy and husband Steve Derck, Antwerp, Ohio; and a brother, Chuck and wife Toni Coplen, Akron. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dan Mundt officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to funeral service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery, Athens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Judy A. Roby Judy Ann ROBY, 60, of 11081 W. 700 North, Culver, died Monday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her husband, Stephen G. Roby, Culver; a daughter, Rene Burton, Kewanna; her mother, Betty King, Anderson; two sisters, Diana Scott, Fortville, and Carol Gerard, Anderson; and a brother, Dan Livingston, Mount Summit. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Thursday, February 18, 2010 Verna Faylor Verna FAYLOR, 98, of Logansport, formerly of Grass Creek, died at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel. Maxine M. Todd Maxine M. TODD, 66, of Culver, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. Don Wert Don WERT, 100, 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, died Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Graveside services will be at 9:30a.m Friday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Friday, February 19, 2010 Gloria A. Andrews June 29, 1951-Feb. 18, 2010 Gloria Ann ANDREWS, 58, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 1:13 a.m. Thursday at her residence. Gloria was born in Rochester on June 29, 1951, the daughter of the late William and Betty (Bruscher) Rouch. Gloria and David W. Andrews were married Oct. 10, 1981, in the First Church of God, Rochester. She was a graduate of Rochester High School and Knox Beauty College. She worked as a beautician at Feista Salon and later owned and operated G's Scissors of Rochester. She was also a homemaker and treasured the time with her grandson David III. Gloria was a member of the First Church of God and the Eagles Lodge, both of Rochester. She is survived by her husband, David, at home; a son, David Andrews II, Rochester; a grandson, David Andrews III, Rochester; a brother, Roger Rouch and wife Salina, Fulton; father- and mother-inlaw Jerry and Janet Andrews, Fulton; and an aunt and two cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Brandon. A celebration of the life of Gloria A. Andrews will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Larry Dodge officiating. Friends may visit with the family from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Margaret M. Hunter Dec. 23, 1925-Feb. 17, 2010 Margaret M. HUNTER, 84, of Logansport, died at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

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She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Logansport to Ora J. and Adda (Freeman) Harrison. She was married Dec. 8, 1945, in Rochester, to Charles E. "Bill" Hunter, who preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1988. Margaret was a homemaker and had worked as a cook for the Logansport High School cafeteria. She was a member of River of Life Christian Church, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. She was a part-time nanny, and a mentor to several nieces and nephews. She and her husband owned and operated Hunter's Grocery Store on Clifton Avenue. Survivors include her son, James E. Hunter, Logansport; a granddaughter, Jenni Logan and husband Xaun, Logansport; greatgranddaughter, Amanda Murray, West Lafayette; great-grandson, Ozzy Murray, Logansport; a sister, Vera Berkshire and husband Donald Meza, Ariz.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry Hunter and Ruth Ann, Rochester; sister-in-law Peggy Elinger, Rochester; sister-in-law Ruth Zartman, Plymouth; several nieces and nephews; and extended family, Lola, Brad and Emily Van Dyke. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Bill and Leonard Harrison, and one sister, Bettie Corcoran. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. W. Frank Hibbard officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moon Cemetery, Kewanna. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. James A. Smith Akron native James A. SMITH, 75, of Glenwood, Ill., died Tuesday after a long illness. A 1952 graduate of Akron High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force before earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Ball State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In the 1960s he wrote a series of programmed-learning textbooks for Encylopaedia Britannica that was used as supplementary

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math material in high schools and junior colleges all over the country for several years. Retired after 34 years as an associate professor of mathematics at Purdue University-Calumet in Hammond, Jim is survived by his wife, Karen M. Smith, whom he married 50 years ago last June; two children, Lisa Smith, Glenwood, Ill., and Jay (Angela) Smith, Wildwood, Mo; and a brother, William Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. His parents, Ernest and Esther Smith, and sister Jane Shull, all of Akron, preceded him in death. Jim's ashes will be scattered in Hawaii per his wishes. Arrangements were entrusted to Ryan Funeral Home, Homewood, Ill. Joseph A. Tebben Jr. Feb. 10, 1946-Feb. 15, 2010 Joseph Anthony TEBBEN Jr., 64, of Rochester and formerly of Lima, Ohio, passed away at 6 p.m. Monday at his residence. He was born Feb. 10, 1946, in Lima, to Joseph A. and Geraldine A. (Shanahan) Tebben Sr., both of whom preceded him in death. Joseph grew up in Lima, and his family attended St. Rose Catholic Church. He played football for Lima Central Catholic and graduated in 1964. He joined the United States Navy, and was based in the Philippines while he served in the Vietnam War. Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the Navy, he and his children's mother, Carol (DePalma) Tebben, returned to Lima where he began his professional career with Kmart Corp. He held a variety of management positions with Kmart in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. His last position was store manager of the Plymouth Kmart, where he worked until his retirement in 2005. Joseph enjoyed gardening, golfing and playing cards, but his favorite outdoor activity was fishing, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Michael A. and Melissa A. Tebben, Lake Villa, Ill., and Brendan C. and Christine B. Tebben, Fishers. Eight grandchildren, Lauren E. Tebben, Kara M. Tebben, Jenna M.

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Tebben, Jacob M. Tebben, Julia A. Tebben, Dominic G. Tebben and Nathaniel J. Tebben, all of Lake Villa, Ill.; and Miles C. Tebben, Fishers. Five brothers, John D. Tebben, Plymouth, Mich.; Marc F. Tebben, Centerville, Ohio; Thomas R. Tebben, Lima, Ohio; David J. Tebben, Lima, Ohio; and Peter Jerome Alan Tebben, Fort Wayne. Five sisters, Susan and Marc Hyser, Rochester, N.Y.; Anne Tebben, Wapakoneta, Ohio; Muriel and Jack Collins, Lima, Ohio; Jane and James Patterson, Lima, Ohio; and Mary and Mark Rasmussen, Lima, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio. Father David Ross will officiate and interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel, Lima, where a parish wake service will take place at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com. Saturday, February 20, 2010 Charles D. Brown Charles Davis BROWN, 72, of Denver, died Thursday in the University Nursing Home, Upland. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; two children, James Brown, Avon, and John Brown, Peru; two stepchildren, Brian Raber, Macy, and Haley Hilliard, Indianapolis; and one sister, Mary Ann Eller, Burlington. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the chapel in Marion National Cemetery, Marion. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Verna L. Faylor Verna Lenora FAYLOR, 98, of Logansport and formerly of Grass Creek, died Tuesday at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.

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Survivors include two caring neighbors and friends, Pauline and Donald Scales, Grass Creek. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at Grass Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna. Maxine M. Todd Maxine M. TODD, 66, of Culver, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include her husband, Dennis Todd, Culver; one son, Mark Todd, Indianapolis; and two daughters, Michelle Smashey, Indianapolis, and Lisa Renee Oberle, Indianapolis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Culver, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Odom Funeral Home of Culver is in charge of arrangements. Monday, February 22, 2010 Rylan L. E. Bixler-Stuart Oct. 8, 2009-Feb. 19, 2010 Rylan Leon Emery BIXLER-STUART was born at 4:16 p.m. Oct. 8, 2009, in Logansport. He was the precious son of Sabrina Bixler and Brandon Stuart. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Rylan's life was a brief gift to his loving family. They were blessed with his earthly presence for 4 months and 11 days, before he went to be with Jesus at 12:07 p.m. Friday. Rylan was very busy bringing great happiness to his family and all that met him. His bright blue eyes twinkled with a special radiance of their own. His smile was contagious, bringing joy to all who surrounded him. Rylan was delighted to dance, liked listening to music, and loved chewing on his fist and fingers. The feel and touch of his silk slickie made him coo. To relax to the max, he enjoyed having his feet massaged. As a loving son and grandson he gave the best lover dovers imaginable. Rylan persevered with great determination showing his

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affections, loving hugs, cuddling, sweet kisses and baby talking with his adoring family. He especially enjoyed being held close and nuzzled by his parents and grandparents. His favorite color was red and his most treasured toy was his monkey. Baby Rylan is survived by his mother, Sabrina Bixler and companion James Upp, Rochester; his father, Brandon Stuart, Rochester; maternal grandparents Christina Miller and Rodney Talbott and Troy and Kristi Bixler, all of Rochester; paternal grandparents Tracy and Gary Stuart and Nelson and Kathy Cox, all of Rochester; and four uncles Jace Bixler, Caden Bixler, Aaron Stuart and Daren Miller, all of Rochester. A celebration of the life of cherished son, grandson, nephew and cousin Rylan Leon Emery Bixler-Stuart will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Don Meyer will officiate. Friends will be received by the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. He will be laid to eternal rest in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery's Babyland. Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, honoring his memory. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family through [email protected] John V. Hott Oct. 16, 1926-Feb. 19, 2010 John V. HOTT, 83, of Rochester, went to be with the Lord at 2:25 p.m. Friday at Seton Specialty Hospital in Lafayette. Born Oct. 16, 1926, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late Milo James and Letha (Harris) Hott. On Nov. 15, 1947, he married Mary Martha Sensibaugh; she survives. John was a part owner of Kewanna Implement for many years. He was also a farmer and truck driver who loved his tractors and trucks. John was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He attended Liberty Baptist Church in Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Mary Hott, Rochester; sons John "Jack" Hott (Prudence), Rochester, and James Hott (Rebecca),

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Kewanna; a daughter, Diane Sheetz, Akron; son Joseph Hott (Gwen), Kewanna; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by daughter Melody Hott, son Michael Hott and son-in-law David Sheetz. Graveside services with military rites will be held at 1 p.m. today in Moon Cemetery, Kewanna. Pastor David Webb will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the Hott family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. James A. Smith Akron native James A. SMITH, 75, of Glenwood, Ill., died Tuesday after a long illness. A 1952 graduate of Akron High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force before earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Ball State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In the 1960s he wrote a series of programmed-learning textbooks for Encylopaedia Britannica that was used as supplementary math material in high schools and junior colleges all over the country for several years. Retired after 34 years as an associate professor of mathematics at Purdue University-Calumet in Hammond, Jim is survived by his wife, Karen M. Smith, whom he married 50 years ago last June; two children, Lisa Smith, Glenwood, Ill., and Jay (Angela) Smith, Wildwood, Mo; and a brother, William Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. His parents, Ernest and Esther Smith, and sister Jane Shull, all of Akron, preceded him in death. Jim's ashes will be scattered in Hawaii per his wishes. Arrangements were entrusted to Ryan Funeral Home, Homewood, Ill.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Jean A. Brandt Jean A. BRANDT, 85, 1227 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 12:06 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Betty C. Hartman Aug. 4, 1925-Feb. 21, 2010 Betty C. HARTMAN, 84, of Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester and formerly of Akron and Rochester, went home to be with the Lord and Savior and her husband at 7:01 p.m. Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Marshall County to Howard Ray and Mabel (Hepler) Kinney. She was married Feb. 24, 1946, to Gail R. Hartman, who passed away Dec. 28, 2001. Betty was a homemaker and in her earlier years she worked at Heckman Bindery of North Manchester and she also worked at Hart Shaffner & Marx of Rochester. She shared her cake-baking talents by making numerous birthday cakes and beautiful wedding cakes for years. She graduated from Burket High School. Betty played the organ and enjoyed sewing. She and her husband, Gail, loved to fish together in the local area as well as in Michigan and Wisconsin. They also enjoyed their time in Florida together during the winters. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy and husband David Day, Akron; two sons, Reggie and wife Randena Hartman, Warsaw, and Larry and wife Penny Hartman, Larkspur, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four sisters, Helen Whetstone, Mentone, Valoyce and husband Bob Hendrick, Greentown, Connie and husband John Howard, Pierceton, and Bonnie and husband Charles Brallier, Silver Lake.

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She was preceded in death by her husband; one granddaughter, Kimberly Day; and one sister, Katherine Kinney. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Doris Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Peabody Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Jean A. Brandt March 30, 1924-Feb. 22, 2010 Jean A. BRANDT, 85, 1227 Wabash Ave., Rochester, passed away at 12:06 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born March 30, 1924, in Rochester, the daughter of Cleo and Louise (Carr) Drudge. She married Robert P. Brandt and he preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1990. Mrs. Brandt was a homemaker and worked at the former Hart Schaffner & Marx. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include her sons, Robert Michael Brandt, San Diego, Calif., and Rick Brandt, Cape Coral, Fla.; granddaughter Melanie Annezone, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; great-grandson Zach Annezone, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Van Baalen, Peru, and Carol Sue Barts, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Athens Cemetery, Athens with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Riley Hospital for Children. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Ted Groves Ted GROVES, 41, of rural Claypool, died at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital emergency. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Thursday, February 25, 2010 Leo L. Glaze Leo Lawrence GLAZE, 60, of Indianapolis and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at 1 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children Andrew Emmons, Janet Winterrowd, Delbert Ray Glaze and Shannon Skyles; sisters Carolyn Glaze, Judy Manns, Connie Wilkinson and Doris Roberts; and a brother, David Snowberger. Services were Wednesday at Cityview Christian Center in Indianapolis. Arrangements were entrusted to Stuart Mortuary, Indianapolis. Friday, February 26, 2010 Raymon E. Shafer Nov. 9, 1940-Feb. 25, 2010 Raymon E. SHAFER, 69, of Denver, Ind., died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Raymon was born Nov. 9, 1940, in Miami County to the late Floyd and Mable (Morton) Shafer. Raymon was a 1959 graduate of Chili High School. He attended the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Kokomo. He was an avid New York Yankee baseball fan. He retired from Akron Concrete Products Co. He was a school bus driver for North Miami for 15 years. He also worked for the Miami County Highway Department for 10 years, and he was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Eunice; daughter Tonya Higgenbotham (Tom), Peru; son Tracey Shafer (Brenda), Huntington;

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five grandchildren, Chantel and Toma Higgenbotham, and Preston, Emily and Ethan Shafer; two brothers, Lorn Shafer (Pearline), Amboy, and Donald Shafer (Sarah), Wabash; and his Saint Bernard dog, Bandit. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis Lund. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5741 W. 100 North, Kokomo, with Pastor Bud Probasco and Pastor George Hapner officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church and/or the American Heart Association. Florence Wood Florence WOOD, 94, of Rochester, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Saturday, February 27, 2010 Ted A. Groves Ted A. GROVES, 41, of 8662 S. Nellie Blvd., Claypool, died Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Reta Groves, Claypool; and a sister, Carolyn D. Johnson, Claypool. Arrangements are entrusted to King Memorial Home, Mentone. A private family service will take place at a later date. Betty J. Mullikin Betty J. MULLIKIN, 72, of Macy, died Thursday at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Clyde F. Mullikin; one daughter, Rhonda Reed, Macy; one son, Jeff Mullikin, Denver; one

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brother, Logan Morris Miller, Hamilton, Ohio; and one sister, Lilia Faye Price, Kingston, Tenn. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. There will be private family services at a later date. Carol A. Newman Carol A. NEWMAN nee See, 86, of South Holland, Ill., and formerly of Hobart, died Thursday. Survivors include her sons, Lee Newman, Portland, and Roger Newman, Munster. Three daughters, Nancy Owens, Oregon, Wis.; Diane Donovan, Liberty Township, Ohio; and Katrina Rogan, Valparaiso. Brothers Earl See, Chili, and Larry See, Mexico; and sister Peggy Cline, Mexico. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Burns Funeral Home, Hobart, and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home. Ronald J. Talbott Jan. 14, 1938-Feb. 23, 2010 Ronald Jay TALBOTT, 72, of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away Tuesday at his home. Born Jan. 14, 1938, in Fulton County, he was the son of Maurice Talbott and Helen (Weller-Talbott) Irvine. He graduated from Kewanna High School in 1956. He loved playing basketball and softball on the high school team. In the fall of 1956, he joined the U.S. Army. He was in the military police and served six months in the Marshall Islands before he was honorably discharged in the fall of 1958. He promptly married his high school sweetheart, Leona Irene Geisler. This union produced three children, a son, Kim Talbott, and two daughters, Rita (Talbott) Craft and Brenda Sue Talbott, a daughter who died as an infant.

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Ron was in the trucking industry for 30 years. The last 10 years before his retirement in 2000, he was owner/operator of Carpetmaster. After his retirement, fishing was his favorite hobby. He is survived by his wife, Leona Talbott; his son and daughter-in-law, Kim and Laurie (Shanafelt) Talbott; his daughter and son-in-law, Rita (Talbott) and Les Craft. Grandchildren Katie, Holly and Mary Talbott; Crystal (Craft) and Brian Hamm; and Joshua Craft. Great-granddaughter Ella Daisy Hamm; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Ann (Jester) Talbott and Jim and Peggy Talbott; sisters and brother-in-law, Joan (Talbott) Riffle and Lois (Talbott) and Carl Miller; and many uncles, aunts and cousins on both sides. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Brenda Sue Talbott; and brothers Darwin, Richard, William and Doyne Talbott. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. LexingtonSpringmill Road, Mansfield, Ohio, conducted by the Rev. Ron Conaway Sr. Military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran's Burial Detail will follow the service at the funeral home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, MedCentral Hospice or Mansfield Fire Department Station No. 3. For an online guest registry visit www.wappner.com. Florence A. Wood Dec. 25, 1915-Feb. 25, 2010 Florence Arlene WOOD, 94, of 1208 Wabash Ave., Rochester, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born in Deedsville on Dec. 25, 1915, the daughter of the late Chester and Hulda (Gilliland) McCalla, and she was one of eleven children. She was married March 17, 1935, in Peru to Howard M. Wood, who preceded her in death in 1983. Florence was a devoted mother and wife and enjoyed making a wonderful home for her family. She and Howard annually planted a

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vegetable garden. To keep her mind sharp she enjoyed the challenges of jigsaws, crossword puzzles and solitaire. She looked forward to taking walks daily until she was nearly 82. Chatting with friends at the Community Resource Center or the grocery were means with which Florence kept up with the latest news. Florence is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Hiatt and husband Ernest, Rochester; two grandchildren, Cheryl Bieler and husband Jerry, Leimonster, Mass., and Gary Hiatt and wife Sara, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Bieler, Long Island, N.Y., and Justin Bieler, Annapolis, Md.; one great-great-grandson, Owen Bieler, Annapolis, Md.; and three sisters, Marjorie Miller, Patricia Lamb and Barbara Clark, all of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Hazel Buchannan and Helen Dague; and five brothers, Harold McCalla, Echo McCalla, Everett McCalla, and, in infancy, Richard McCalla and Gerald McCalla. As requested, private family visitation and services will take place at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Interment will be at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Monday, March 1, 2010 Heather Paseka Heather PASEKA, 33, of Warsaw and formerly of Etna Green, died Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

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William G. Zartman Jr. William “Buss” G. ZARTMAN Jr., 77, of Macy (Nyona Lake) and formerly of Defiance, Ohio, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday at the Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Walter R. Flitcraft Walter R. "Walt" FLITCRAFT Sr., 81, of Roann, died at 12:13 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Miami County to Lloyd E. Flitcraft and Hazel Marie (Wertenberger) Flitcraft Rhodes. He married Margaret E. Thompson in Fulton, Ky., on March 15, 1948. Walt was a retired farmer and had worked 10 years at Hively Manufacturing in Roann. Walt was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Wabash American Legion, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed mowing his yard, picking up leaves and cracking walnuts. Most of all, he loved going to the cabin in upper Michigan to fish. He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Flitcraft, Roann; three sons, Roger D. (Deborah) Flitcraft and Walter R. (Tracy) Flitcraft Jr., both of Wabash, and Joseph R. (Betty) Flitcraft, Roann. Five grandchildren, Carey A. Sommers, Cincinnati, Ohio; Reggie D. Flitcraft, Wabash; Aaron M. Flitcraft, Frankfort, Ill.; and Joe R. Flitcraft and Jewel M. Flitcraft, both of Roann. Two greatgrandchildren, Jacob T. Amlung and Cecillia C. Sommers, both of Cincinnati; his niece, Phyllis (David) Barrett, Laketon; and a sister-inlaw, Nellie Williams, Fulton, Ky. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert James Flitcraft; two brothers; and five sisters. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 335 Chippewa Road, Roann, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lowell Burrus officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community

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Cemetery, Roann. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Roann Fire Department or American Diabetes Association. The memorial guest book for Walt may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com. Ferol Hammond Ferol HAMMOND, 94, of 311 Saner Drive, Akron, died Monday at her residence. Survivors include two sons, Jim B. Hammond, Indianapolis, and Danny J. "Doc" Hammond, Indianapolis; and a sister, Jean Renfroe, Akron. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Heather I. Paseka Heather Irene PASEKA, 33, of Valley Forge Apartments, Frontage Road, Warsaw, and formerly of rural Etna Green, died Friday at her residence. Survivors include her mother, Gloria Paseka, Etna Green; son Michael Paseka, Arkansas; special friend, Jose, Plymouth; sister Stephanie Dixon, Arkansas; and brother Andrew Paseka, Warsaw. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with visitation an hour prior to the service. William J. VanDerWeele William J. "Skip" VanDerWEELE, 84, formerly of 422 S. Michigan St., Argos, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday at Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh, Pa. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

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Geraldine Willyerd Geraldine WILLYERD, 63, of 792 S. 300 West, Rochester, died at 9:34 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. William G. Zartman William G. "Buss" ZARTMAN Jr., 77, of Macy (Nyona Lake) and formerly of Defiance, Ohio, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Sunday at the Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. He was born June 15, 1932, in Peru, the son of William G. and Anna (Gooch) Zartman Sr. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1950. After high school, he served with the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was stationed at the Chicago Naval Air Station, the Naval Air Station, Norman, Okla., and the Aviation Electrician School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was a member of the Jacksonville Naval Air Squadron from 1952 to 1956. On July 3, 1954, in Three Oaks, Mich., he married Marilyn M. Sittig. She preceded him in death Aug. 6, 2004. Mr. Zartman was a 1958 graduate of Tri-State University, Angola, with a degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Zartman had worked at McMahon-O'Connor Construction, Rochester; Pierceton Trucking Co., Pierceton; Gooch-Sinclair Filling Station, New Buffalo, Mich.; and Studebaker Corp., South Bend, before working for General Motors in Defiance, Ohio, from 1958 to 1987. He retired as manager from maintenance and engineering at General Motors in 1987. After his retirement, he moved to Redington Shores, Fla. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, and St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, Fla., and enjoyed farming and boating. Survivors include his children, William G. "Buss" and wife Kim Zartman III, Macy (Nyona Lake); Brenda A. Cameron, Defiance, Ohio; and Paul R. Zartman, Palm Harbor, Fla. His grandchildren, William G. and wife Emily Zartman IV, Defiance, Ohio; Brett Zartman, Macy (Nyona Lake); Keith Cameron, Defiance, Ohio; Kyle

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Cameron, Defiance, Ohio; Joshua Cameron, Tennessee; Rex Cameron, Tennessee; Erica Zartman, Defiance, Ohio; Chase Zartman, Defiance, Ohio; Jennifer Zartman, Trinity, Fla.; and Trey Zartman, Trinity, Fla. His great-grandchildren, Addison, Brady, Skylee, Tanner, Jillian and Bryson, all of Defiance, Ohio, and Luctian, Kalida, Ohio. A brother, Robert and wife Diane Zartman, Macy (Nyona Lake); and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents in 1986. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Revs. Bert Woolson and Joseph Jacob officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Ferol Hammond June 20, 1915-March 1, 2010 Ferol HAMMOND, 94, of 311 Saner Drive, Akron, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Monday at her residence. Ferol was born in Akron on June 20, 1915, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Orpha (Rowe) Burkett. Ferol was a proud graduate of Akron High School in 1932. Later that year, on June 3, Ferol and her best friend and lifelong partner Jack Hammond solemnized their wedding vows in Wabash. Their marriage spanned 71 years and yielded two sons, Jim and Doc. Together Ferol and Jack owned and operated Hammond's Antiques in North Manchester. Over the years they collected many unique treasures. From 1945 to 1950 Ferol served the Liberty Mills community, with the U.S. Postal Service as postmistress. The couple

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resided in the North Manchester community for nearly 54 years before returning to Akron in 2003. Each summer Ferol planted beautiful flower gardens around her home to enhance the landscape. For a number of years she and Jack wintered at the Jupiter Island Community of Florida. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and was a friend of the Olive Branch Church. Bringing the greatest happiness to Ferol was being with her family. Ferol is survived by two sons, Jim B. Hammond, Indianapolis, and Danny J. "Doc" Hammond, Indianapolis; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Renfroe, Akron; and several nieces and nephews, including special niece Karen Burkett Hylton and husband Loren, Carroll, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant sister, Grace Burkett; and three brothers, Raymond, Norman and Oriville Burkett. A celebration of the life of Ferol Hammond will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Jerry Pitman officiating. Interment will follow in the Athens Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family through [email protected] Elmer Lewis April 7, 1921-March 1, 2010 Elmer LEWIS, 88, of Warsaw, formerly of Akron, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 7, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., to Michael and Lena (Goodman) Lewis. On Aug. 22, 1948, Elmer married Jeanette Magazine of Warsaw. After their wedding, Elmer began working for his father-in-law, Abe Magazine, at Magazine Coal and Rags, Warsaw. He would later go on to found Lewis Salvage Co. (now Lewis Salvage Corp. of Warsaw) in nearby Akron.

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His friends and family will remember him for his work ethic, sly sense of humor, and his enjoyment of small things, like a good, hot cup of coffee, all of which are captured and taught through Elmer's favorite saying, "If it works, don't fix it." Elmer was also a member of Congregation B'nai Jacob Synagogue. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; four sons, Sidney and wife Yvonne, Kim and wife Shelly, Michael and wife Rita, and Mooch and wife Barbara. He also enjoyed his grandchildren, Justin and fiancee Marie Weiss; Tyler and wife Michelle; Paige and husband Aaron Martin; Abby and husband Jason Tomcsi; Michael and fiancee Sarah Lafferty; and Elizabeth, Cary, Jason and Kelly Grubb, and his four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Lena; brother Leo; and sisters Esther, Rose and Dorothy. Graveside services will be held at the Jewish Cemetery in Fort Wayne on Thursday at 3 p.m. Arrangements are by D.O. McComb & Sons, 6301 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Congregation B'nai Jacob, Fort Wayne, or the Indiana Jewish Historical Society. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com. Charles F. McGee Charles F. "Chuck" McGEE, 80, of 11117 W. Laurel Wood Lane, Avondale, Ariz., and formerly of Richland Center, died Tuesday at Brighton Gardens, Sun City, Ariz. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Eugene M. Secrist Sept. 10, 1922-Feb. 28, 2010 Mr. Eugene M. SECRIST, 87, of Bourbon, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at 9:37 p.m. in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Plymouth. Eugene was born the son of Milo Secrist and Pearl Edith (Miller) Secrist on Sept. 10, 1922, at Bourbon. He had been a resident

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of the Bourbon area most of his life. He was a graduate of Bourbon High School, Class of 1940, and furthered his education in the business field at IUSB and the University of Alabama. As a veteran he served in the United States Army during World War II in the 850th Engineers, in the European theater. He retired in 1986 as the assistant administrator and financial controller of Parkview Hospital (St. Joseph Regional Medical Center) of Plymouth. He was also a past member of the Rotary Club of Plymouth and a Paul Harris Fellow. Eugene married Arlo Conger on July 17, 1948. She survives along with their four children, Lynn and husband Michael Gross, Warsaw; Karen and husband Rick Moriarty, Atwood; Debbie Tucker, Evansville; and Jeffrey and wife Sherri Secrist, Rochester. He was also blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A celebration of Mr. Secrist's life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Bourbon First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark A. Day officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home at 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, and for one hour before services in the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth. The family would welcome memorial contributions to the Bourbon First United Methodist Church, 204 N. Washington Street Bourbon, Indiana 46504 in his memory. You may send condolences via e-mail to the family at [email protected] Wayne J. VanDerWeele Dr. Wayne J. "Skip" VanDerWEELE, 84, formerly of 422 S. Michigan St., Argos, and 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, died Sunday at Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh, Pa. Survivors include a son, Bill VanDerWeele, Gaithersburg, Md.; and a daughter, Suzanne Woods, New Kensington, Pa. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Geraldine Williams Willyerd Geraldine Williams WILLYERD, 63, of 792 S. 300 West, Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Tolle, Rochester, and Cindy Willyerd, Logansport; a son, Edward Willyerd, Conway, Ark. Three brothers, Floyd Williams, Jefferson, Texas; Larry Williams, Blue River, Ky.; and Jerry Williams, Conway, Ark. Private family services will be held. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. William G. Zartman June 15, 1932-Feb. 28, 2010 William G. "Buss" ZARTMAN Jr., 77, of Macy (Nyona Lake) and formerly of Defiance, Ohio, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Sunday at the Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. He was born June 15, 1932, in Peru, the son of William G. and Anna (Gooch) Zartman Sr. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1950. After high school, he served with the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was stationed at the Chicago Naval Air Station, the Naval Air Station, Norman, Okla., and the Aviation Electrician School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was a member of the Jacksonville Naval Air Squadron from 1952 to 1956. On July 3, 1954, in Three Oaks, Mich., he married Marilyn M. Sittig. She preceded him in death Aug. 6, 2004. Mr. Zartman was a 1958 graduate of Tri-State University, Angola, with a degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Zartman had worked at McMahon-O'Connor Construction, Rochester; Pierceton Trucking Co., Pierceton; Gooch-Sinclair Filling Station, New Buffalo, Mich.; and Studebaker Corp., South Bend, before working for General Motors in Defiance, Ohio, from 1958 to 1987. He retired as manager from maintenance and engineering at General Motors in 1987. After his retirement, he moved to Redington Shores, Fla. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, and St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, Fla., and enjoyed farming and boating.

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Survivors include his children, William G. "Buss" and wife Kim Zartman III, Macy (Nyona Lake); Brenda A. Cameron, Defiance, Ohio; and Paul R. Zartman, Palm Harbor, Fla. His grandchildren, William G. and wife Emily Zartman IV, Defiance, Ohio; Brett Zartman, Macy (Nyona Lake); Keith Cameron, Defiance, Ohio; Kyle Cameron, Defiance, Ohio; Joshua Cameron, Tennessee; Rex Cameron, Tennessee; Erica Zartman, Defiance, Ohio; Chase Zartman, Defiance, Ohio; Jennifer Zartman, Trinity, Fla.; and Trey Zartman, Trinity, Fla. His great-grandchildren, Addison, Brady, Skylee, Tanner, Jillian and Bryson, all of Defiance, Ohio, and Luctian, Kalida, Ohio. A brother, Robert and wife Diane Zartman, Macy (Nyona Lake); and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents in 1986. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Revs. Bert Woolson and Joseph Jacob officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Thursday, March 4, 2010 Pauline R. Henderson Jan. 4, 1921-March 2, 2010 Pauline Ruby HENDERSON, 89, of South Bend and formerly of Rochester, died at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday at Hospice House in South Bend. Pauline was born Jan. 4, 1921, in South Bend to Frank and Joan (Zimmer) Hammond. She married R. Don Henderson Jr. on Feb. 15, 1941, in Osceola. He died June 9, 2004, in South Bend. Pauline was a housewife. She was a member of the New Apostolic Church in South Bend. She was an avid Notre Dame fan and she enjoyed decorating.

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Survivors include two sons, Don (Marianna) Henderson, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Fred (Kathy) Henderson, Osceola; five grandchildren, Jodi Ann Yee, Heather Henderson Green, Robin Don Henderson, Katie Henderson and Jessica Henderson. Seven greatgrandchildren, Clair, Madison and Thomas Yee; Amelia and Oliver Green; and Emiline and Reid Henderson. And two brothers, Jack (Carolyn) Hammond, Abbeville, Ga., and William (Nan) Hammond, Peoria, Ill. She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters. Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at New Apostolic Church, 5602 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46614, with the Rev. Hans Sigg and the Rev. Dennis Spriggs officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home, Osceola Chapel, 1109 Lincolnway West, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery. Memorials may be made to New Apostolic Church, South Bend. Online condolences can be sent at www.wmzfh.com. Charles F. McGee Charles F. "Chuck" McGEE, 79, of 11117 W. Laurel Wood Lane, Avondale, Ariz., and formerly of Richland Center, died Tuesday at Brighton Garden, Sun City, Ariz. Survivors include his sister, Aletha Ranstead, Argos; and special friend, James Ellison, Avondale, Ariz. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richland Center United Methodist Church, Richland Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Jason Z. Rans Jason Z. RANS, 35, Monticello, died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident at Cass county roads 1000 North and 225 East.

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Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton. Friday, March 5, 2010 Charles F. McGee Nov. 2, 1930-March 2, 2010 Charles (Chuck) F. McGEE passed away March 2, 2010 at 12:30 a.m. Chuck was born November 29, 1930 in Richland Center to the late Clifford and Irene (Sanders) McGee. Chuck graduated from Richland Center High School in 1948. Shortly after graduating from high school Chuck was called to serve his country. Chuck served 4 years in the US Air Force as a dental technician. He completed training at Great Lakes Dental School graduating with honors. Afterwards he served the rest of his tour of duty in Germany. Chuck then went to work for United Airlines working until his retirement in 1988. Chuck was a man who lived his life to the fullest. An avid traveler, his travels took him too many great places. It was during his travels that he fell in love with Phoenix, AZ and decided to make it his home in 1987. Fighting a long, hard battle with his health Chuck was never one to give up hope or complain about his illness. During his last months, though fully bedridden, Chuck would say, "Help me up I'm going too." Though living apart from one another Chuck and his sister, Aletha, shared a very special closeness often talking day after day on the telephone. The miles between them never seemed to matter as long as a telephone was nearby. During Chuck's employment with United Airlines he met and befriended a co-worker, Jim Ellison. Chuck and Jim remained close friends for many years and it was Jim who took care of Chuck during his lengthy illness. Jim gave his all to make sure Chuck was well cared for and as comfortable as possible during his illness.

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Chuck's great sense of humor made him a favorite with his nephews and nieces. They all knew when Uncle Chuck came home for a visit it was going to be "fun time!" Not only were there many jokes but little jingles of funny songs as well. Chuck will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include a sister Aletha (Richard) Ranstead, Argos. Nephews Dave Ranstead, Rochester and Richard (Carrie) Ranstead, Argos. A niece Karen (Ric) Fouts, Rochester. Five great nephews and nieces, Staci (Stephen) Heinzmann, Aaron Ranstead, Karissa (Joey) Burkett all of Rochester. Ryan and Nicole Randstead, Argos. Special friend Jim Ellison, Avondale, AZ. Three great-great nieces and one greatgreat nephew. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Richland Center United Methodist Church with services following after. Pastor Don Nunemaker will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Chuck's memory to: Hope Hospice of the Valley, 9720 West Peoria Ave., Suite 128, Peoria, AZ. 85345 Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at [email protected] Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana. Robert L. Blue, Marjorie J. Blue Robert L. BLUE, 81, and Marjorie J. BLUE, 81, both of Rochester and formerly of Miami County, died Wednesday as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Tampa, Fla. Funeral arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Heather I. Paseka Heather Irene PASEKA, 33, of Valley Forge Apartments, Frontage Road, Warsaw, and formerly of rural Etna Green, died Friday at her residence.

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Survivors include her mother, Gloria Paseka, Etna Green; son Michael Paseka, Arkansas; special friend, Jose, Plymouth; sister Stephanie Dixon, Arkansas; and brother Andrew Paseka, Warsaw. Services were Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Jason Z. Rans May 9, 1974-March 3, 2010 Jason Z. RANS, 35, Monticello, passed away at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday in Cass County. He was born May 9, 1974, in Rochester, the son of James R. Rans and Mary Rans Scher. He was a 1992 graduate of Caston High School, where he had been a member of the wrestling, track and football teams. He attended Purdue University studying art. On July 29, 2007, at Fletchers Lake, he married Jeni Fisher and she survives. Mr. Rans was a tattoo artist owning Ink. Company in Monticello. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Logansport, and had been a Cub Scout leader and soccer coach. He enjoyed playing the guitar, frisbee golf, and spending time with his children's activities. Survivors include his wife, Jeni Rans, Monticello; his children, Jameson Rans, Jonathon Rans, Elijah Yarber and Brianna Yarber, all of Monticello; his father, James R. Rans, Twelve Mile; his mother, Mary and husband Tom Scher, Sumter, S.C.; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Helen and Richard Rans and James and Dorothy Henderson. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church, Logansport, with Pastor Andy Weil officiating. Friends may call at the church from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jason Rans Memorial Fund through Lafayette Bank & Trust or through the

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 Russell G. Thorrington Russell G. "Junior" THORRINGTON, 81, of Denver, died at 12:48 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Monday, March 8, 2010 Leah M. Richer Sept. 30, 1919-March 6, 2010 Mrs. Leah M. RICHER, 90, of Bourbon, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Saturday in her home. Leah was born the daughter of Walter and Molly (Holler) Harper on Sept. 30, 1919, at Kokomo. She had been a resident of Bourbon most all her life. She was a graduate of Kokomo High School, Class of 1937, and furthered her education at Indiana University and St. Francis College with a master's degree in reading education. She retired as a special education teacher from the Rochester Community School Corp. Leah was a faithful member of the First United Church of Christ and the Retired Teachers Association and worked as a volunteer at Kosciusko Community Hospital. She enjoyed reading, plays, being with her friends and her work at KCH as a volunteer. Leah married Nicholas M. Richer in 1953; he passed away in 1978. She is survived by her daughter, Stacy Richer, Bourbon; and her son, Nathan and wife Tamera Richer, Garland, Texas. She was also blessed with two grandchildren, Kelsey and Nicholas Richer, and two stepgrandchildren, Paul and Paige Ives.

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She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Charles E. and Audrey Harper. A memorial service of celebration will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Church of Christ, Bourbon, with the Rev. Linda Sue Hewett officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, is in charge of local arrangements. The family would welcome memorial contributions to the Diabetes Foundation in her memory. You may send condolences via e-mail to the family at [email protected] Russell G. Thorrington Russell G. "Junior" THORRINGTON, 81, of Denver, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Robert L. Blue and Marjorie J. Blue July 22, 1928-March 3, 2010 Robert Lee BLUE and Marjorie Joan BLUE, both 81, of Rochester and formerly of Miami County, passed away Wednesday near Tampa, Fla., as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Bob and Marge were both born July 22, 1928. They were married Oct. 15, 1949, in Cass County and had just celebrated 60 years of marriage. Bob was born in Miami County to Robert Warren and Ruth E. (Bowman) Blue and he graduated from Peru High School. He was a member of the Macy Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Valley. He enjoyed woodworking and the fellowship with his friends during breakfast in Rochester. Bob began his career with the Nickel-

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Plate Railroad and retired from Norfolk-Southern as the station agent in Bluffton. Marge was born in Howard County to Charles T. and Thelma (Eldridge) Polk. She spent most of her adolescent years in the home of Charles and Ella Woods in Onward where she helped in their general store. Marge was a hospitality expert and enjoyed hosting guests in her home at the lake. She was an excellent cook, and had worked for several years as an Avon representative. Together, Bob and Marge attended the First Baptist Church in Rochester where they had made their church home for the past several years, they had formerly attended the Peru Grace Brethren Church. Bob and Marge enjoyed camping for many years with the Miami County Campers. They loved playing in neighborhood card games in Rochester, Peru and Florida. Bob and Marge retired in Rochester on Lake Manitou where they were active in the Lake Manitou Association. Survivors include their children, Linda Jo Davenport, Rochester, and Gregory Alan Blue and wife Teresa, Fifield, Wis. Five grandchildren, Joseph Davenport and wife Jackie, Phoenix, Ariz., and their children, Kaily and Kaiden; Jessie Davenport, Rochester; Jodie Davenport, Bloomington; Kelly Blue, Waukesha, Wis.; and Katie Schilling and husband Daniel, Oostburg, Wis. Marge leaves behind her brother, Sylvan "Pete" Polk and his wife Kathy Sue, Peru, and their children, James Polk and wife Christel, Patrick Polk and wife Deidre, Jacqueline Sipe and husband David, and Nancy Gariss and husband Dennis. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Peru Grace Brethren Church with Pastor Mark Spencer, Pastor Dave Jodry and Pastor Ronald Bowland officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Rochester.

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Margaret O. Bennett March 15, 1917-March 7, 2010 Margaret O. BENNETT, 92, of Metea, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport. Margaret was born March 15, 1917, in Dotyville, Wis., to Frederick and Frances (Konen) Petri. She was married March 5, 1935, in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Dallas "Dick" Bennett, who preceded her in death May 12, 1997. Margaret was a homemaker and former co-owner of Bennett's Standard Station in Metea. She was a member of All Saint's Catholic Church, Logansport. She was a member of the Bethlehem Township Home Economics Club for over 60 years. Margaret enjoyed gardening, knitting and crocheting doilies with names. Survivors include two daughters, Sherrill McLochlin and husband James, Louisville, Ky., and Linda Scott and husband James, Rochester; a son, Ronald Bennett and wife Marcia, Logansport; sister Frances Marie Antisdel, Grafton, Wis. Seven grandchildren, Layne Wine and husband Kevin, North Carolina; David McLochlin, Louisville, Ky.; Scott McLochlin and wife Julie, Louisville, Ky.; Kris Martin, Logansport; Joseph Bennett and wife Liz, Logansport; Jeffery Bennett and wife Lori, Logansport; and Jay Bennett, New Mexico; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and one daughter. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at All Saint's Catholic Church, Logansport, with Father Mike McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Metea Cemetery. Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association and Multiple Sclerosis Association. You may sign the guest book and send condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. Annabelle Rathfon Annabelle RATHFON, 96, of Mentone, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday at The Cedars Retirement and Health Care, Leo.

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Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Annabelle Rathfon Aug. 19, 1913-March 8, 2010 Annabelle RATHFON, 96, of 701 W. Main St., Mentone, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday at The Cedars Retirement Home and Heath Care, Leo. Annabelle was born Aug. 19, 1913, in Warsaw, to Lloyd and Mae (Boyer) Hunter. She was married March 15, 1936, in Fulton County to E. Everett Rathfon, who passed away July 27, 1988. Annabelle was a resident for many years on a farm between Mentone and Rochester and later moved into Mentone. She moved to the area from Peru after marriage. She was a homemaker spending most of her life on the farm and helping to do all the daily chores. Annabelle graduated from Peru High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone. Annabelle taught Sunday school and sang in the choir that her husband directed for many years. She and her husband were the former owners of the land on which the activity center of the First Baptist Church is currently located. She was also a former DAR member. She was always a great cook as well as a wonderful seamstress. Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Johnson, Fort Wayne; a sister, Carolyn and husband Harold "Bud" Fivecoat, Mentone. Three brothers, Lloyd Jr. and wife Doris Hunter, St. Joseph, Mich.; Charles and wife Lois Hunter, Mentone; and Deverle Hunter, Nashville, Tenn. A grandson, Jeffrey and wife Jenna Johnson, Hershey, Pa.; a granddaughter Jennifer and Nate Peterman, Bloomington; and five great-grandchildren, Sullivan, Lia and Evie Johnson and Deacon and Hudson Peterman. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn Lee Rathfon; two infant sons; two sisters, Juanita Ziegler and Irene O'Degard; and two brothers, Delbert and Robert Hunter.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Russell Ebersole and the Rev. Michael Wilhite officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Thursday, March 11, 2010 Stephanie R. Braasch Stephanie Renee BRAASCH, 23, of 113 S. First St., Argos, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. James P. Moriarty James Patrick MORIARTY, 75, of 7501 19th Road, Argos, died Tuesday at Our Lady of Peace-Triumph Hospital, Mishawaka. Survivors include a daughter, Sonia Jo Amber, Hobe Sound, Fla. Three sons, James D. Moriarty, Seville, Fla.; Jerry A. Moriarty, Etna Green; and Jeffrey P. Moriarty, Argos; and a sister, Linda Fuller, Wakarusa. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, with visitation an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

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Friday, March 12, 2010 Stephanie R. Braasch Stephanie Renee BRAASCH, 23, 113 S. First St., Argos, died Tuesday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend. Survivors include her father, Steve Braasch, Argos; and brothers Stephen and Shane Braasch, Argos. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Plymouth Baptist Church. Shane A. Hostetler Shane Allen HOSTETLER, 37, Peru, died Thursday at his residence. Survivors include his parents, Joseph H. Hostetler Jr., Arizona, and Carol Sue Drake Duncan, Peru; one sister, Beth Pond, Peru; and two brothers, Jarred Hostetler, Denver, Colo., and Jeffrey Hostetler, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Skinner Worship Chapel, Twelve Mile, with visitation from noon until the service. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is handling arrangements. Curtis Walls Curtis "Curt" WALLS, 67, of Rochester and Clear Lake, Iowa, died Monday at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa. Survivors include his mother, Lois M. (Walls) Fulghum, and his stepfather, Russell Fulghum; his brother, Ron Walls; two daughters, Sarah Rollefson and Kimberly Haag; and his adopted son, Curtiss Werner, Osceola. Services were Thursday at First Christian Church, Clear Lake, Iowa. Arrangements were entrusted to Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010 Alice N. Swope Alice Nora SWOPE, 98, of 340 E. 18th St., Rochester, died at 1 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Alice is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Landis, Rochester; and a daughter-in-law, Floanna Swope, Rochester. Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Akron Cemetery. Martha Whitaker Martha WHITAKER, 92, formerly of Liberty Mills, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at her son’s residence in Pittsboro. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Monday, March 15, 2010 Clay Hensley Clay HENSLEY, 83, of 321 W. Marshall St., Argos, died Saturday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include his wife, Alma Hensley, Argos; two daughters, Joyce Ann Wilhelm, Argos, and Norma Jean Ruh, Argos. Three sons, Jerry Hensley, Argos; Stanley Hensley, Walkerton; and Randy Hensley, Argos. And three sisters, Beatrice Patrick, Magoffin County, Ky.; Faye Duff, Argos; and Audrie Wright, Plymouth. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Kathryn G. Rentschler Aug.12, 1921-March 13, 2010 Kathryn Grace (VanDuyne) RENTSCHLER, 88, of 340 E. 18th St., Rochester, went to be with our Lord in Heaven at 12:06 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. A lifetime resident of Fulton County, Kathryn was born Aug. 12, 1921, in the Mt. Zion community to Frank and Nellie Grace (Shelton) Van Duyne, who both preceded her in death. On Feb. 2, 1945, she and her best friend William Adam Rentschler solemnized their wedding vows. Their union spanned 34 years till his passing on April 1, 1979. Together they had four children, Donna, Hank, William and Jackie Lee, who preceded her in death at age 3. Kathryn was one of nine children, enjoying the company of three sisters and five brothers. As a student she attended Woodrow School. Growing up she learned many domestic responsibilities from her mother. Later as a homemaker she employed many culinary techniques. Kathryn enjoyed cooking, baking pies, cookies and cakes for her family and special friends to enjoy. You never left her home without her sharing a special homemade treat. Always working with her hands she created custom knitted afghans for her family. Kathryn was a devoted member of the Fulton Baptist Temple, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the women's auxiliaries of the Moose, Eagles and VFW. To relax Kathryn enjoyed playing solitaire, bingo and euchre. Always on the move she loved going on road trips with her family. As the matriarch of the family she is remembered as being kind and loving, doing anything for anyone, and being satisfied to feel she was of help. Grandma Kathryn loved her seven grandchildren and the seven great-grandchildren. It was a joy for her to share their company and nurture them, watching them as they grew up. Nothing was better than lighting up the room with the four generations as they shared family celebrations and holiday traditions. Kathryn is survived by a daughter, Donna VanMeter and husband Dean, Kewanna; two sons, Henry Adam Rentschler and wife Cindy, Rochester, and William Allan Rentschler and wife Jane, Fort

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Wayne. Seven grandchildren, Lora, Colleen, and Christine Rentschler, Rochester; Scott and Kathy Rentschler, Fort Wayne; and Julie Oberg and Carrie Craig, Rochester. And seven great-grandchildren, Tierney and Tori Rentschler, Luca Santella, Dakota Hayden, Blake Oberg, and twins Isaac and Alex Craig. Kathryn was welcomed to Heaven by her many friends and family, including her parents; husband William; her son, Jackie Lee; three sisters, Lucille Macy, Mary Zimmerman and Mae Crill; and five brothers, Fred, Don, Joe, Bob and Virgil Van Duyne. A celebration of the life of Kathryn Grace (Van Duyne) Rentschler was held Sunday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Bruce Russell officiated. Interment followed at the Fulton Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Hickory Creek at Rochester or Fulton Baptist Temple. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Alice N. Swope April 15, 1911-March 12, 2010 Alice Nora SWOPE, 98, formerly of 300 E. 4th St., Rochester, passed away at 1 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Alice was born in Valentine, Neb., on April 15, 1911, the daughter of the late Jesse and Nora (Willsey) Linebrink. Growing up as one of seven children, she shared the family home with three sisters and three brothers. As a youngster she attended the Millark School in Macy, living most of her 98 years in Fulton County. On May 12, 1928, she became the bride of George Swope. Their marriage of 33 years produced three children, Kathleen, Marguerite and Jack. George preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1961. In addition to being a great wife and wonderful mother Alice worked for 14 years at Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, as a seamstress, retiring in 1977. Alice was amazing and talented with the handiwork she created. Until 1995 she was keenly skilled with sewing, crocheting,

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embroidery and quilting. Many of her projects were often exhibited in the Fulton County 4-H Fair. It wasn't unusual for her to garner the blue ribbon first prize. Alice was also known for the meticulous detail of her tatted hankies. Her crocheted pineapple design table top doilies were a testimony of her patience. Alice is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Landis, Rochester; daughter-in-law Floanna Swope, Rochester; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; one great-greatgreat-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; a daughter, Marguerite, age 7; a son, Jack Swope; a granddaughter, Ashley Swope; a son-in-law, Lewis Landis; three sisters; and three brothers. A celebration of the life of Alice Nora Swope will be at 1 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service in the funeral home. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, George, at the Akron Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Ruth N. Urbin May 10, 1919-March 13, 2010 Ruth Nellans URBIN, 90, of Rochester and formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 2:24 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Ruth was born May 10, 1919, at her parents' farm home east of Olive Branch Church west of Fulton to Guy and Bertha (Barker) Nellans. She was a 1937 Fulton High School graduate. On Jan. 4, 1938, in Syracuse, she married John W. Urbin, of Kewanna, and he preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1994. The Barker and Nellan families were very musical and as a child at home they had Sunday night sing-alongs. Ruth loved music and she and her sister, Rachel, even sang on WLS Radio in Chicago.

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She was still singing and playing the piano two weeks before her death. She and her husband traveled the world on trips from Chevrolet and spent many years in Lehigh Acres, Fla. Her last trip to Florida was February through March 2009 to spend time with her daughter Jeanne Anne and Brian and the grandchildren who live in Naples. She enjoyed revisiting the things she saw years ago during her winters there. Ruth loved the birds, flowers and gardening. She sewed for all her children and herself in the latest styles. She raised African violets under grow lights in her basement for years and was a member of two clubs in which the members traded slips to start new plants. When she and John built an inground pool in 1963, the grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and sometimes all the neighborhood children, enjoyed endless hours of fun - especially when she served her famous chocolate malts from her homemade chocolate syrup. She also enjoyed bowling with her husband in Winamac and Rochester. Her favorite pastime in her later years was all the grandbabies that came into her life. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, where she was formerly also a choir member; a member and former president of WSCS; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Kewanna; and a member of Kewanna Mothers Club. Surviving are her children, Janet Burkett and husband Jerry, Rochester; Jill Leazenby, Carmel; Jack Urbin and wife Jean, Kewanna; and Joy Troutman and husband Thomas, Rochester. Sonin-law Brian Markle, Naples, Fla.; sister-in-law Martha Ann Cook, Kewanna. And 13 grandchildren, Jeralyn and Steve Hines, Rochester; Jay and Robin Burkett, Chicago; Paige and Jim Simpson, Naples, Fla.; Patrick and Mirela Markle, Charlotte, N.C.; Jeremy and Nicole Markle, Louisville, Ky.; David and Erica Leazenby, Carmel; Amanda and Chad Kaluza, Carmel; Damon Leazenby, Noblesville; April and Ben Donahue, Honolulu, Hawaii; Adam Troutman, Columbus, Ohio; Alissa Troutman, Naples, Fla.; Abby and Gary Rom, Valparaiso; and

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Jessica and Jeremy Rentschler, Fulton. Also surviving are 15 greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Jeanne Anne Markle, on May 26, 2009; a brother, Carl Nellans; and a sister, Rachel Rentschler. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven McPeek officiating. Burial will be in Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna, and also one hour prior to the time of the service at the church. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Kewanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 398, Kewanna, IN 46939. Online condolences may be made to the Urbin family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. George W. VanMeter Dec. 24, 1925-March 13, 2010 George Weldon "Wad" VanMETER, 84, of Logansport and formerly of Lucerne, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. He was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Cass County to George F. and Lovie Ann (Fiedler) VanMeter. George was a retired construction worker and the former construction superintendent for the Cass County government building. He was a member of the Metea Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a 1943 graduate of Metea High School; a life member of Elks Lodge No. 270, New Albany; a member and past commander of Walton American Legion Post No. 418; and a member and past chef de gare of Voiture No. 729 40 & 8. George served 20 years on the board of directors of the Cass County Mental Health Association and 18 years on the board of the Memorial Center. He was a fifty-plus year member of Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33.

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Survivors include a sister, Betty Zimmer and husband Louis, Royal Center; a brother, Donald W. VanMeter and wife Marjorie, Woodstock, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Studebaker and Mildred Rans; and three brothers, Ernie, Walter and Danny VanMeter. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Metea Baptist Church, Lucerne, with the Rev. William R. Cordes officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Zion Cemetery, Lucerne, with full graveside military rites. Memorials may be made to the Metea Baptist Church. Martha Whitaker June 4, 1917-March 12, 2010 Beloved mother Martha WHITAKER, 92, of 260 E. Main St., North Manchester, and formerly of Liberty Mills, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday at her son's residence in Pittsboro. Martha was born June 4, 1917, in Mills Branch, Ky., to Mort and Mollie (Howard) Shepherd. She was married Nov. 16, 1935, in Kentucky to Lacy Whitaker, who preceded her in death Feb. 3, 2001. Martha was a homemaker and also worked at Heckman Bindery and Controls Co. of North Manchester. She was a member of the Sweetwater Assembly of God, North Manchester, and also attended Akron Church of God and the High School Road Church of Christ, Indianapolis. She loved gardening and sewing and she was a people lover. Survivors include five daughters, Alicia and husband Jim Shreve, Fort Wayne; Norma and husband William Cassaday, Arkansas; Sadie and husband Joe Shafer, Macy; Darlene Krause, North Palm Beach, Fla.; and Nadene and husband Gary Ward, Fort Wayne. Three sons, William R. and wife Janice Whitaker, Pittsboro; Earl and wife Jackie Whitaker, Warsaw; and Henry C. Whitaker, New

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Haven. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 36 greatgrandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, six brothers and three sisters. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or the Day by Day Hospice, 1668 E. Main St., Danville, IN 46122. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 No Obituaries Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Dorine Kabell Dorine KABELL, 83, of Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Ricky D. Lewis Nov. 23, 1952-March 13, 2010 Ricky D. LEWIS, 57, of Macy, passed away at 1:57 p.m. Saturday at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo. He was born Nov. 23, 1952, in Frankfort to George A. and Beverly Jean (Ingle) Lewis.

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Ricky attended Attica High School and graduated from North White High School in Monon. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a big Jeff Gordon fan. Survivors include his father, George A. Lewis; a brother, Michael Lewis and wife Jane; a sister, Suzette Hagen; three nieces and one nephew; and seven great-nieces and six great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Jean Lewis. A memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. at the mortuary with the Rev. Joseph Bougher officiating. There will be a private burial at a later date at Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo. You are invited to read Ricky's obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com where you may sign the guest book, or share a personal message with the family. You may also order flowers for the family. Henry A. Rentschler Dec. 20, 1949-March 16, 2010 Henry "Hank" Adam RENTSCHLER, 60, of Macy, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. Henry was born Dec. 20, 1949, in Fulton County to William Adam and Kathryn Grace (VanDuyne) Rentschler. He was married Aug. 30, 1980, in Fulton to Cindy A. Richter. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge No. 665 and a member of the Scottish Rite of South Bend. He attended the Fulton Baptist Temple. He enjoyed spending time with his family at home, cooking, fishing and touring the countryside. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Rentschler, Macy; three daughters, Laura Rentschler, Colleen Rentschler and Christine Rentschler, all of Fulton; a brother, William "Bill" Allan Rentschler and wife Jane, Fort Wayne; a sister, Donna VanMeter and husband Dean, Kewanna; a sister-in-law, Mindy Willis and husband Mike, Peru; a brother-in-law, Curt Richter and wife Sue, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by brother Jackie Lee Rentschler. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Fulton Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Russell officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice or the Fulton Baptist Temple. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. Thursday, March 18, 2010 Dorine I. Kabell Dorine Iva KABELL, 83, of 3196 N. 700 West, Rochester, formerly of Newberry, Mich., died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include a daughter, Iva Masterson, Rochester. Three sisters, Viola Troop, Newberry, Mich.; Cora Mae Manning, Oklahoma; and Ella Sevarns, Kalamazoo, Mich. And four brothers, James Sevarns, Newberry, Mich.; Leroy Sevarns, Carson City, Mich.; Luke Sevarns, Manistique, Mich.; and Roger Sevarns, McMillen, Mich. Family services were held at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Barbara J. Sipe Barbara J. SIPE, 72, of Elkhart and born in Star City, died Tuesday at Hubbard Hill Estates, Elkhart. Survivors include her son, Mark Osborn, Elkhart; a sister, Shirley Robertson, Tullahoma, Tenn.; and two brothers, Larry Bonnell, St. Charles, Ill., and Gary Bonnell, Mishawaka. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Walley-MillsZimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart, with visitation two hours prior to the service.

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Friday, March 19, 2010 Elnora L. Craig Sept. 10, 1921-March 18, 2010 Elnora L. CRAIG, 88, formerly of 5158 N. 825 East, Mentone, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Elnora was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Mentone to Jacob W. and Bessie C. (Tipton) Gross. She was married July 28, 1940, in Akron to George J. Craig, who passed away Jan. 14, 1985. Elnora and husband George started Craig Welding and she was formerly a bookkeeper for the welding shop and also was a homemaker. She was a member of the Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe, and the Fulton County Republican Women's Club, where she was a past recipient of the woman of the year award. She was a member of the former Country Neighbors Home Ec Club. She enjoyed cooking and she also cross-stitched quilts for all of her grandchildren and most of her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling. She graduated from Talma High School as the salutatorian of the Class of 1939. Survivors include three daughters, Jerilyn and husband Richard Peterson, Rochester; Janet and husband Patrick Walters, Bourbon; and Pam Craig, Rochester. Two sons, Don Craig and Karen Whitehead, Mentone, and John Craig, Mentone; one sister, Lois Liebeler, Dunedin, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Carl Gross; and one grandson, Todd Peterson. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Rodney Ruberg officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online

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E. Richard Lewke The Rev. E. Richard LEWKE, 85, of 625 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, and formerly of 108 W. South St., Argos, died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Glen E. Miller Glen Edward MILLER, 85, formerly of Perrysburg, died at 3:33 p.m. Thursday at Caring Hands Health Care Center in Peru. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Maryanna Walton Maryanna WALTON, 84, Peru, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday in Florida. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Saturday, March 20, 2010 Charlene L. Safford Bailey Charlene Louise Safford BAILEY, 93, Fort Collins, Colo., and formerly of Rochester, died Monday at Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Fort Collins, Colo. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Jim D. Bick Jim D. BICK, 69, of 3501 Country Club Drive, Rochester, died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Katrina (Sharmbarger) Bick, at home. And three daughters, Kelley Lease, Rochester; Kristin Wolfe, Westfield; and Kym Bausback, Greensburg.

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Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. E. Richard Lewke The Rev. E. Richard LEWKE, 85, of 625 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, and formerly of 108 W. South St., Argos, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Gregory L. McMillen Gregory L. McMILLEN, 54, of 3488 S. 400 East, Rochester, died Friday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Lisa McMillen, at home; a daughter Melea McMillen, Rochester; a son, Garrett McMillen, Rochester; his mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Bruce Hodgson, Cadillac, Mich.; his father and stepmother, Gary and Donna McMillen, Evart, Mich.; five sisters, Cheryl McMillen, Falls Church, Va.; Jazanne McMillen, Gallatin Gateway, Mont.; June Mitchell, Evart, Mich.; Margaret Westmaas, Marion, Mich.; and Deb Bryant, Evart, Mich.; and four brothers, Mitchell McMillen, New Milford, Conn.; Jon McMillen, Huntsville, Ala.; Bill Flachs, Evart, Mich.; and Chuck Flachs, Evart, Mich. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Glenn E. Miller Glenn Edward MILLER, 85, formerly of Perrysburg, died Thursday at Caring Hands Healthcare Center, Peru. Survivors include one son, Michael L. Miller, Conchita, Mexico.

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Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Perrysburg Community Cemetery, Perrysburg. There will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Malcolm G. Shoemaker Malcolm G. SHOEMAKER, 84, Denver, died Friday at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Janet R. Overfield Spencer Janet Reed Overfield SPENCER, 54, Rochester, died Friday at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Rochester. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, has been entrusted with arrangements. Maryanna Walton Maryanna WALTON, 84, Peru, died Wednesday at Florida Hospital Waterman Campus in Tavres, Fla. Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Annette Elkins, Texas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren, with visitation one hour prior to the service. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Monday, March 22, 2010 Jim D. Bick April 3, 1940-March 18, 2010 Jim D. BICK, 69, of 3501 Country Club Drive, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 5:10 p.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Jim was born in Rochester on April 3, 1940, the son of Andrew Jackson and Martiena (Geiger) Bick. As a high school athlete Jim was a member of the gridiron Zebras playing football for four years. With great pride in 1958 he graduated from Rochester High School. In 1959 he was beckoned by our country and served with the United States Navy in Vietnam from 1959 to 1963 in the Vietnam War. Jim was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36. On Oct. 7, 1995, Jim and his best friend, Katrina "Kitty" Shambarger, were married. They enjoyed traveling. Their favorite destination was New Orleans, but they also enjoyed visits to Mississippi, Florida, Las Vegas and California. Many remember Jim and his family providing north central Indiana with the finest concrete. Jim was the owner of Jack Bick and Sons Redi-Mix, and it was a common sight to see the red and white mixers cruising the streets, sometimes with Jim in the driver's seat. In his early years Jim enjoyed the thrill of racing snowmobiles. He traveled to Colorado many times to compete as one of the top contenders. Jim also looked forward to the arrival of the morels in late May. He enjoyed embracing nature as he hunted with friends. One of his favorite treasures was his 1977 yellow Corvette. Jim was a member of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club and enjoyed the camaraderie and friendly competition at many shows with fellow enthusiasts. Known to some as the "Gadget Guy," he was a self-described inventor. A few of his most coveted inventions include a gumball machine, an automatic dog food dispenser and a miniature sliding

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switchblade. Always working with his hands, he enjoyed woodworking and creating special projects for family and friends. To relax he listened to the "Oldies," but also enjoyed country and Cajun music as well. Jim is survived by his wife, Kitty, at home. Four daughters, Kelley Lease and husband Robert, Rochester, and their children, Meghan and husband Kyle McLochlin and Mallory and Lauren Mitchell; Kristin Wolfe and husband Paul, Westfield, and their children, Kayleigh Jenkins and Karlene Wolfe; Kym Bausback and husband Aaron, Greensburg, and their children, Kate, Abby and Benjamin Bausback; and Nikki Weitzel, Rochester, and her children, Bryce and Reece Weitzel. One son, Shawn Shambarger, Warsaw; a special friend, who was like a brother, Rich Stein and wife Sue, New Haven; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack Bick. A celebration of the life of Mr. Jim Bick will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Paul Tinkle officiating. Friends may visit the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of the donor's choice. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through [email protected] Gregory L. McMillen April 22, 1955-March 19, 2010 Gregory L. McMILLEN, 54, of 3488 S. 400 East, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 6:10 a.m. Friday at his home. Greg was born April 22, 1955, in South Bend to Gary and Carolyn (Burkett) McMillen. He was the first of the McMillen kids. In the early years of his youth in the Green Oak community he shared his home with two sisters, Jazanne and Cheryl, and a brother, Mitchell. In 1966, the family moved to Evart, Mich. During his Michigan

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childhood, Greg was further surrounded by brothers and sisters to play with, tease and offer counsel, including brothers Bill, Chuck and Jon and sisters June, Margaret, Deb and Julie. With great pride, Greg graduated from Evart High School with his class in 1973. Returning to Rochester to help on the family farm, Greg was introduced to his future wife, Lisa Frances Savage, by his good friend Ronnie Young. On June 20, 1981, Greg and Lisa exchanged wedding vows at the First Christian Church. Their union spanned nearly 29 years and was blessed with three children. Blaine was born into Heaven in December of 1987, followed by Melea and Garrett who survive. Greg was a faithful member of the First Christian Church and served the Macy Masonic Lodge as past master. Until his illness he was employed with Madras Packaging of Argos. With agriculture in his blood, Greg greatly enjoyed a lifelong love for farming. There was nothing better than the smell of the fresh soil turning in the spring fields, on a crisp day while plowing or discing. The bountiful autumn harvest was a great reward of beans, corn and wheat planted earlier in the season. In more recent years Greg's interests transitioned from the fields to a huge truck patch garden and the pride he exhibited with the care of his lawn and landscape of his home. Throughout the summer growing season Greg issued reports on the progress of the garden, especially the sweet corn. He and his family looked forward with anticipation to the harvest of the juicy sweet treat. The warm days of late spring beckoned Greg to locations in northern Indiana and Michigan for adventures of mushroom hunting. Sometimes family or close friends accompanied him, but other locales were known only to him. Upon his return, Lisa would prepare the tasty delicacies for the family to enjoy. An avid wild game hunter, Greg would pack his favorite 12-gauge Mossburg shotgun for the hunt of rabbit, deer, pheasant, ducks, quail or geese. This also provided an opportunity for him to enjoy the company of his son Garrett and allowed him to teach the finer points of sportsmanship. His hunting

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buddies Garrett, Greg Halfast and Dick Eurit would often accompany him in the pursuit of bagging the perfect trophy. A true American sportsman, Greg enjoyed fishing near Mt. Zion and Lake Manitou with his casting rod for blue gill and bass. An annual event for the McMillen men was their fishing trip to the Crystal Falls area of Michigan, a land of many serene lakes. It was here that Greg, his brothers and dad enjoyed camaraderie, catching many fish and spinning many fish tales. Greg and his family enjoyed vacations to D.C. and Connecticut, and their annual trip to Chicago that included a trip to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play. An armchair athlete, Greg cheered for the crimson and cream, the IU men's basketball team. He would relax in his favorite chair with the remote in one hand and his "Bad Call," brick in the other. Greg was also an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR racing, especially Jeff Gordon. In August of 2009, Greg was given a grim prognosis. With a positive attitude and wonderful support from his family he persevered and conquered the treatments. Surviving long beyond the calculated time, he remarkably enjoyed good quality of life and the holidays with his family, hunting for geese and many of the simple things in life he truly loved. As a testimony of his faith and quiet strength Greg rose to the challenges that confronted him. He will be truly missed by those left behind. As a loving husband, esteemed son, dedicated dad, treasured brother and loyal friend, he leaves his adoring family, hunting and fishing buddies and many friends he met along life's journey to cherish the memories of the many good times they shared. Greg is survived by his wife, Lisa; a daughter and son, Melea McMillen and Garrett McMillen, both of Rochester; his mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Bruce Hodgson, Cadillac, Mich.; his father and stepmother, Gary and Donna McMillen, Evart, Mich. Five sisters, Cheryl McMillen, Falls Church, Va.; Jazanne McMillen, Gallatin Gateway, Mont.; June Mitchell and husband Jim, Evart, Mich.; Margaret Westmaas and husband Dave, Marion, Mich.; and Deb Bryant and husband Dennis, Evart, Mich. Four brothers, Mitchell McMillen and wife Lisa, New Milford, Conn.; Jon McMillen and wife

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Cathy, Huntsville, Ala.; Bill Flachs, Evart, Mich.; and Chuck Flachs and wife Karen, Evart, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Susie See and husband Barry, Twelve Mile; a brother-in-law, Klise Savage and wife Ginny, Kewanna; aunts and uncle Bill and Pat McMillen, Joyce Good and Orabelle Meredith, all of Rochester. Special cousins Janet, Darl and Seth Rock, Pee Wee and Diana Smith, and Jeri, Jon and Jeff Good, all of Rochester; Colleen McMillen and Sheila (McMillen) Keller, Indianapolis; and Brad McMillen, Studio City, Calif. Hunting buddies Greg Halfast and Dick Eurit and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded by an infant son, Blaine G. McMillen; sister, Julie Flachs; mother and father-in-law Frank and Mitzie Savage; paternal grandparents Florence McMillen and Gerald McMillen; maternal grandparents Otis and Beulah Burkett; cousin Jayne A. Good; and Uncle Bob and Aunt Sharon Burkett Hurd. A celebration of the life of Greg L. McMillen will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Fred Dorisse will officiate. Friends may visit with his family on hour prior to the service in the funeral home. He will be laid to eternal rest at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Janet R. Spencer Dec. 1, 1955-March 19, 2010 Janet Reed (Overfield) SPENCER, dearly loved wife, mother and friend, moved to her new heavenly address on Friday morning. Born Dec. 1, 1955, in Sacramento, Calif., she was the daughter of Richard Barbee and Joyce (Leu) Overfield. On July 15, 1978, she was married to Mark Spencer in Muncie. He survives in Rochester, where he is pastor of First Baptist Church. Her battle with ALS lasted over four years, taking away everything but her smile and her love for Jesus, family and friends. Jan was a loving and faithful pastor's wife; she enjoyed her church

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family. She was a role model to many and spent countless hours praying with her Moms in Touch group for children, loved ones, schools, teachers and her community. Teaching junior high Sunday school and small group Bible studies was part of her way of sharing her love for Jesus with others. Through her battle with ALS, she showed that God's strength is perfect even when we are weak. Jan graduated from Muncie Northside High School in 1973. She went on to college at Purdue University and graduated in 1977 with a degree in interior design. She enjoyed her work as a residential appraiser and the many people she met through her business, JRS Appraisal Services. She also leaves behind three children, Katie Miller and husband Tyler, Warsaw; Ryan Spencer, Indianapolis; and Reed Spencer, Rochester. Two brothers, Richard B. Overfield, Lebanon, and Travis A. Overfield, Muncie; one sister, Tracy Osborne, Muncie; one sisterin-law, Karen Lux, Largo, Fla.; and one brother-in-law, Paul Spencer, Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Rochester. Burial will follow in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Memorial contributions to the ALS Association or to Rochester First Baptist Church. Condolences may be left online at www.mcclainfh.com. Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Janice E. Graham Jan. 10, 1958-March 21, 2010 Janice E. (Hogan) GRAHAM, 52, of Kewanna, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Born Jan. 10, 1958, in Rochester, she was the daughter of John E. "Jack" and Florence (Brown) Hogan. She was a 1976 graduate of

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Kewanna High School. On March 5, 1988, she married Eldon "Ozzie" Graham in Kewanna and he preceded her in death Feb. 21, 2007. Janice was employed at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna where she worked in quality control. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post No. 1121 in Kewanna. Her hobbies included playing solitaire, working puzzles, watching NASCAR and doing yard work. Janice was always looking out for others and she was a regular volunteer at the Special Olympics. Janice loved spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her mother, Florence Hogan, Kewanna. Three daughters, Stephanie Malchow and husband Mike, Rochester; Jamie Smith, Monticello; and Wendy Shock and husband Jonathon, Kewanna. Three sisters, Kathleen Dees and husband Rudy, Visalia, Calif.; Wendy J. Kelly and husband Daniel, West Lafayette; and Alice L. White and husband Darrell, Winamac. A brother, Michael E. Hogan, Kewanna; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Hogan; husband, Ozzie Graham; and one sister, Linda Federer. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Kewanna Volunteer Fire Department/First Responders, P.O. Box 95, Kewanna, IN 46939. Online condolences may be made to the Graham family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Josie M. Heckaman May 21, 1990-March 20, 2010 Josie Marie HECKAMAN, 19, Silver Lake, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following an accident earlier that day.

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Josie was born May 21, 1990, in South Bend to Jay D. and Sharon K. (Wright) Heckaman, who both survive in Silver Lake. Josie formerly worked at Dairy Queen, North Manchester, for three years and was a student at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne, studying agricultural education. Josie graduated from Manchester High School in 2008, where she was a member of the track team, was active in Future Farmers of America and played saxophone in the band. She was a 10-year member of Wabash County 4-H, was a Star Camper at Camp Mollenhour, Silver Lake, and had achieved her Silver Award in Girl Scouts. Josie loved her family and friends, and enjoyed camping, the outdoors and her pets. She attended South Pleasant United Methodist Church, south of Silver Lake. Survivors also include paternal grandparents, Merl and Joann Heckaman, Warsaw; maternal grandfather, Waitsel "Gummy" Wright, Akron; paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Bonnie Gragg, Warsaw; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Adeline G. Matzat-Wright. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Indiana 15 and County Road 1400 North, three miles south of Silver Lake. Pastor Nikki Marker will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in South Pleasant Cemetery, Wabash County. Memorials may be made to the Future Farmers of America Chapter at Manchester High School, c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962. Condolences may be sent at www.mckeemortuary.com. Patricia S. Pontious Patricia Sue “Patty” PONTIOUS, 61, 554 W. 200 North, Rochester, passed away at 1:02 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

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Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Rickey Willard Rickey WILLARD, 62, of Rochester, died at 8:02 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Janice E. Graham Jan. 10, 1958-March 21, 2010 Janice E. (Hogan) GRAHAM, 52, of Kewanna, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Born Jan. 10, 1958, in Rochester, she was the daughter of John E. "Jack" and Florence (Brown) Hogan. She was a 1976 graduate of Kewanna High School. On March 5, 1988, she married Eldon "Ozzie" Graham in Kewanna and he preceded her in death Feb. 21, 2007. Janice was employed at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna where she worked in quality control. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post No. 1121 in Kewanna. Her hobbies included playing solitaire, working puzzles, watching NASCAR and doing yard work. Janice was always looking out for others and she was a regular volunteer at the Special Olympics. Janice loved spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her mother, Florence Hogan, Kewanna. Three daughters, Stephanie Malchow and husband Mike, Rochester; Jamie Smith, Monticello; and Wendy Shock and husband Jonathon, Kewanna. Three sisters, Kathleen Dees and husband Rudy, Visalia, Calif.; Wendy J. Kelly and husband Daniel, West Lafayette; and Alice L. White and husband Darrell, Winamac. A brother, Michael E. Hogan, Kewanna; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Hogan; husband, Ozzie Graham; and one sister, Linda Federer.

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Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna. Pastor Scott Meneely will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and also one hour before the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Kewanna Volunteer Fire Department/First Responders, P.O. Box 95, Kewanna, IN 46939. Online condolences may be made to the Graham family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Helen J. Montgomery Helen J. MONTGOMERY, 85, a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home of Plymouth, formerly of Bourbon, died Monday. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Frick, Warsaw; Betty Hawthorne, Navarre, Ohio; and Pamela Loftus, Granger. Three stepchildren, Gary Montgomery, Bourbon, and Mike Montgomery and June McCorkle, both of Warsaw. Four sisters, Faye King, Bourbon; Lois Roahrig, Plymouth; Bonnie Craig, Nappanee; and Joyce Overmyer, Rochester, And two brothers, Roscoe Heckaman, Argos, and Leroy Heckaman, Bourbon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Eva Hartman Eva HARTMAN, 94, of Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Akron, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

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Patricia S. Pontious Oct. 12, 1948-March 22, 2010 Patricia Sue "Patty" PONTIOUS, 61, 554 W. 200 North, Rochester, passed away at 1:02 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Argos, the daughter of Charles and Lila (Pomeroy) Parrish. On Feb. 25, 1967, in Argos, she married David L. Pontious, and he survives. Mrs. Pontious was activities director at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Rochester, where she was active with the women's ministry, and she had been a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed eating out with her husband, spending time with her family and helping others, and she will be remembered for her dedicated service to the residents of Hickory Creek. Survivors include her husband, David L. Pontious, Rochester; her son, Derek and wife Karen Pontious, Rochester. Her grandchildren, Elizabeth and husband Devin McFarland, San Angelo, Texas; Justin Pontious, Westville; and Sierra Pontious, Rochester. Mother Lila Parrish, Argos; her sisters, Judith and husband Norman Crouch, Plymouth, and Michelle and husband Bruce Cook, Beckley, W.Va.; and her brother Michael and wife Lori Parrish, Argos. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Daniel Davidson officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God Church or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 Alvah P. Castle Alvah P. “Pete” CASTLE, 101, 531 Fulton Ave., Rochester, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Wesley A. Kirkpatrick Wesley A. KIRKPATRICK, 98, of Plymouth, died Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete. Rickey D. Willard Rickey D. WILLARD, 62, of 1526 Wallace Ave., Rochester, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Alice, at home; and a daughter, Amanda Lynn Rene Maris, Kewanna. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Stephanie R. Oberg Stephanie Rene OBERG, 27, of 504 Mitchell Drive, Rochester, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friday, March 26, 2010 Alvah P. Castle Feb. 19, 1909-March 24, 2010 Alvah P. "Pete" CASTLE, 101, 531 Fulton Ave., Rochester, passed away at 3 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

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He was born Feb. 19, 1909, in Rochester, the son of Lawrence "Friday" and Ora (Brown) Castle. On Dec. 27, 1943, in Morristown, he married Lena Mae Osborne. She preceded him in death Jan. 18, 1991. Mr. Castle lived in Mishawaka from 1943 to 1992. He was a baker and worked at the former Uniroyal Corp. in Mishawaka. He was a member of the Eagles and enjoyed playing the horses and the lottery. Survivors include his sister, Betty Gordon, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Emeline Crabtree. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Joe Bankson officiating. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Catherine Crall Catherine CRALL, 91, of Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Eva P. Hartman Sept. 23, 1915-March 23, 2010 Eva P. HARTMAN, 94, of Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Akron, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Eva was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Burket to Charley and Mercy (Flenar) Tucker. She was married Oct. 19, 1935, in Scottsburg to Henry N. Hartman, who died July 29, 1989. Eva worked as a building contractor. Eva graduated in 1933 from Burket High School. She was a member of VFW Post No. 1343, Eagles Aerie No. 852 and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Rochester. Eva attended the Akron

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United Methodist Church. She served as a Democrat on the election board for 62 consecutive years. Survivors include a daughter, Judy and husband Lee Grigsby, Warsaw; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry N. Hartman; her son, John J. Hartman, who passed Dec. 2, 2006; four sisters; a brother; and her companion dog Blackie in July of 2008. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Karen Ottjes officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Akron United Methodist Church or the Akron Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Stephanie R. Oberg April 21, 1982-March 22, 2010 Stephanie Rene OBERG, 27, 504 Mitchell Drive, Rochester, passed away Monday at her residence. She was born the daughter of Donna (Oberg) McClure and Steve McClure on April 21, 1982, in Wabash. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and she loved music and to go to concerts. Survivors include her son, Gaberiel Donnavon Oberg, Macy; mother Donna McClure, Macy; her father, Steve McClure and companion Rita, North Manchester. Four sisters, Rhonda Whiteman, North Manchester; Angie Shepherd, North Manchester; Mandy Fox, Rochester; and Shelly Bailey, Rochester. Grandmother Madie L. Oberg, Macy; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Emil Julius Oberg and Howard H. McClure, and grandmother, Ruth Ann Rush. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Tom Craig officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to

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the service at the funeral home. Private burial will take place in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephanie Oberg Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Frederick D. Rohrer Frederick D. ROHRER, 85, of Denton, Texas, and formerly of Rock Lake, Akron, died Wednesday evening at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Saturday, March 27, 2010 Frederick D. Rohrer March 17, 1925-March 24, 2010 Frederick Daniel ROHRER, 85, of 3901 Montecito Drive, Denton, Texas, and formerly of Elkhart and Rock Lake, Akron, passed away Wednesday at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born March 17, 1925, in North Manchester, to Charles C. and Mary E. (Flory) Rohrer. On Feb. 18, 1950, he married Betty Lou Clark, of Akron, who survives. Fred was an electronic engineer as well as a landlord. Fred was a 1943 graduate of Chester High School and also attended North Manchester College. He then graduated with a degree in applied radio engineering from Valparaiso Technical Institute in 1952. Fred and Betty retired and then moved to Texas in 2002 to be near family due to his illness. Fred served his country in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a supply sergeant stationed in Bolling Field, Washington, D.C. Fred and Betty were members of Christian Center of South Bend, where he served as an elder for many years. While living in the Akron area they attended the Akron Church of God. Fred and Betty just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last February.

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Survivors include his wife, Betty Rohrer, Denton, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Warner, Denton, Texas, and Sherrie and husband Randy Brandt, Highland Village, Texas; a son, Terry Rohrer, Tennessee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, John and wife Mary Ann Rohrer, North Manchester; two sisters-inlaw, Mary Ann and husband Max Stinson and Donna and husband Larry Wahlig; brother-in-law Bob and JoAnn Clark; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of Fred Rohrer will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. James Shrock officiating. Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Akron Church of God or the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Catherine E. Crall May 19, 1918-March 25, 2010 Catherine E. CRALL, 91, of Rochester, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Catherine was born in Fulton County on May 19, 1918, the daughter of the late Clyde E. and Bessie (Hartman) Towne. She and Estel Crall were married Nov. 19, 1939, in Akron. She was a homemaker and a caregiver. She was a good mom, enjoying the time spent with her family. Catherine also enjoyed collecting dolls. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. Catherine is survived by two daughters, Sue Helser and husband Laddie, Warsaw, and Diane Kay Bieganski and husband David, Cowelsville, N.Y.; a son, Richard Crall and wife Barbara, Rochester; a sister, Norma Starr, Rochester; a brother, Jack Towne and wife Beatrice, Marseille, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four daughters, Barbara Claxton, Ann Benzing and two in infancy; an infant son; four sisters, Lucille Rynearson, Mary Ann Winters, Marjorie Maddux and Evelyn Schultz; and four brothers, James, Vernon, Emerson and Harold Towne. A celebration of the life of Catherine Crall will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Charles Azbell officiating. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service. Interment will follow the services at the Athens Hoover Cemetery, Athens. Memorials may be made to the Life Care Center Activity Fund. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Monday, March 29, 2010 Lois G. Hoover Jan. 3, 1927-March 28, 2010 Lois Gene HOOVER, 83, of 1420 Jefferson St., Apt. 7, Rochester, and formerly of Akron, died at 2:58 a.m. Sunday at Visiting Nurse/Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. Gene was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Fulton County to Fred and Blanche (Hoover) Sommer. She was married Feb. 26, 1950, in Akron, to Raymond H. Hoover; he passed away June 19, 2001. Gene was a homemaker. She graduated from Gilead High School where she was salutatorian of her class. She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Gilead since she was 18 years old. Gene also taught Sunday school for 18 years at the Akron United Methodist Church. She and her husband Raymond raised deer and Gene would bottle feed rescued fawns. Survivors include two sons, C. David Hoover, Fort Wayne, and Fred R. and wife Mary Hoover, Macy; four grandchildren, Angela, Melissa, Katrina and Luke Hoover; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Sommer, and a sister, Marian Kroft.

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Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Karen Ottjes officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Akron United Methodist Church or the Visiting Nurse/Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Ruth B. MacQuillan Ruth B. MacQUILLAN, 93, of Culver, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Survivors include her son, Malcolm A. MacQuillan, South Bend. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Tuesday, March 30, 2010 No Obituaries Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Zerelda E. Barr June 14, 1911-March 28, 2010 Zerelda Elizabeth Frick Elliott BARR, 98, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born June 14, 1911, to Otto Peter Frick and Harriet Estella Frick (Attkisson) in Salem. She graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, in 1929 and Indiana University in 1933 with a math major. She worked at Block's in Indianapolis before marrying Raymond Fuller Elliott Jr., of Greene, N.Y., in 1939. Raymond passed away in 1944. While

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raising their two children, she worked 20 years, first as a tabulator and later as supervisor of the tabulation department, at Walker Research, Indianapolis. In 1979 she married Winston H. Barr, originally of Logansport. Winston preceded her in death in 1992. She was a member of Tri Kappa, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Mu Latreian, Indiana University Alumni Association, and East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis. She enjoyed watching sporting events and was a staunch IU, Colts, and Pacers fan. She is survived by daughters Susan Elliott Schalliol (Edgar), Casa Grande, Ariz., and Helen Elliott Shiffer (John), Indianapolis; grandson Ryan Elliott Shiffer, Indianapolis, and granddaughter Angela Dickson Ngigi (John), Glide, Ore. Sons Alan Barr (Marsha), Seattle, Wash.; Wayne Barr, Oakland Park, Fla.; and Larry Barr (Betty), Fayetteville, Ga. Grandsons David Barr (Vanessa), Kent, Wash.; Brian Barr (Amanda), Bothell, Wash.; Nathan Barr (Tahiroh), Seattle, Wash.; and Kevin Barr, Seattle, Wash. Granddaughters Sharon Barr-Jeffrey (Anthony), Seattle, Wash.; Ruth Ann Craven (Steve), Franklin, Tenn.; Angela Parsons (Huber), Alexandria, Va.; and Megan Barr, Seattle, Wash. 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Thursday at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, Indianapolis, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Her funeral service will be at the funeral home Friday at 11:30 a.m. with burial following in Logansport. John C. Samples of East 91st Street Christian Church will be officiating. Please visit www.leppertmortuary.com where you can sign the guest book, leave a message for the family or make a memorial contribution in memory of Zerelda. Bonnie R. Harper Bonnie Rue HARPER, 83, of 412 W. Eighth St., Rochester, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include two daughters, Donna J. Good, Rochester, and Cindy L. Harper, Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Goldie Humes, Oak Grove.

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Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Opal Weidner Opal WEIDNER, 89, of Rochester, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Thursday, April 1, 2010 Robert E. McGee Robert E. McGEE, 79, 2708 Country Club Drive South, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros., Funeral Home, Rochester. Bonnie R. Harper Jan. 26, 1927-March 29, 2010 Bonnie Rue HARPER, 83, of 412 W. Eighth St., Rochester, passed away at 8:03 p.m. Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Bonnie was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Lansing, Mich., to Bertha Bright and Jack Martin, and had lived most of her life in the Rochester area. Bonnie and Merle Devon Harper were married May 14, 1945, in Akron. He preceded her in death June 29, 1997. She retired in 1999 from Torx, where she was a sorter and a supervisor. Bonnie took pride in her flower gardens; her favorite flowers were her roses. Feeding corn to the squirrels was also a favorite pastime. Her feline, Cricket, was a "purrfect" companion, as they both had a lot of energy and never slowed down. Bonnie is survived by two daughters, Donna J. Good, Rochester, and Cindy L. Harper, Denver, Colo.; a sister, Goldie Humes, Oak Grove; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. A celebration of the life of Bonnie Harper will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Paul Begley officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Humane Society. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Ralph E. Reddick Ralph E. REDDICK, 93, of 10 Wilmington Place, Dayton, Ohio, died March 18 at his residence. Ralph graduated from Rochester High School in 1934. Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Poole, Bakersville, Calif.; brother Kenneth E. Reddick, Marshall, Mich.; and sister Marcele Noell, Frankfort, Ky. Services were March 25 at Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church, Huber Heights, Ohio. Arrangements were entrusted to Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights. Opal B. Weidner Opal WEIDNER, 89, of 1516 Wallace Ave., Rochester, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Opal is survived by two daughters, Martha Dain, Rochester, and Mary Perez, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother, Kenneth Armentrout, The Colony, Texas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

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Friday, April 2, 2010 Bob S. Clark Bob S. CLARK, 75, of Akron, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday at the William Childs Hospice House of Palm Bay, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Robert E. McGee Aug. 3, 1930-March 31, 2010 Robert E. “Bob” McGEE, 79, 2708 Country Club Drive South, Rochester, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Athens, the son of Harley and Mariam (Barnhisel) McGee. Bob graduated from Akron High School and shortly after enlisted in the Air Force. On Sept. 10, 1956, in Rochester, he married Barbara Stinson, and she survives. Upon his return from service, he went to work for his father at Rochester Building Service, eventually taking over ownership. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, and had attended First Christian Church, Rochester. Throughout Bob’s early years he enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing; however, as the years progressed golf became his main interest. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara McGee, Rochester; a son, Michael McGee and friend Sharon Grimm, Rochester; a daughter, Patricia and husband Ed Carroll, Daleville; and grandchildren Morgan McGee, Rochester, and Nathaniel Carroll and Danielle Carroll, both of Daleville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcia Wertzberger. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Rochester, with Dick Enyart officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and

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Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, First Christian Church, or the Fulton County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Opal B. Weidner Dec. 16, 1920-March 30, 2010 Opal B. WEIDNER, 89, formerly of 1516 Wallace Ave., Rochester, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She had been in failing health the past several months. She was born in Fairmont, Minn., on Dec. 16, 1920, the daughter of the late James and Nola F. (Woods) Armentrout. Opal became the bride of Harley O. Weidner on May 22, 1939, in Indianapolis; he preceded her in death Sept. 18, 1987. She lived most of her married life in the Rochester area. Opal attended the Liberty Baptist Church of Rochester. She loved her Lord and spent time in his Word daily. She had a great love for her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and cherished the time spent with them. Opal is survived by two daughters, Martha Dain and husband Terry, Rochester, and Mary Perez, Phoenix, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a daughterin-law, Judy Weidner, Warsaw; a brother, Kenneth Armentrout, The Colony, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Clara Armentrout, Argos. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Wayne in 1998 and Harley G. in 2000; two grandsons, Lee Perez and Wayne Weidner Jr.; four sisters, Marietta Staszewski, Mable Ballinger, Miriam Hutchins and Gertrude Joseph; and a brother, Glen Armentrout. A celebration of the life of Opal Weidner will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Glen Mitchell officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at the Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.

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Memorials may be made in her name to Hickory Creek at Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Saturday, April 3, 2010 Bobby S. Clark Bobby Smoker CLARK, 75, of 556 Brentwood Drive, Akron, died Thursday at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Clark, Akron; two daughters, Deborah Gerber, Fort Wayne, and Dianna Roberts, Melbourne, Fla.; and three sisters, Betty Rohrer, Denton, Texas, and Mary Ann Stinson and Donna Wahlig, both of Fort Wayne. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Darlene J. Elsea Darlene J. ELSEA, 70, of 15218 Indiana 17, Burr Oak, died Thursday at her home. Survivors include a son, Brian Cites, Burr Oak; three daughters, Linda Bradford, Plymouth, and Becky Shepherd and Michelle Annis, both of Burr Oak; and a sister, Betty Gamble, Plymouth. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. There will be no funeral service. Richard D. Stahl Jan. 15, 1922-April 1, 2010 Richard Dee STAHL, 88, of 355 E. Walnut St., Macy, passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday at Caring Hands Healthcare and Rehab of Peru. He was born in Macy on Jan. 15, 1922, the son of the late Joel and Gertrude (Smith) Stahl, and lived most of his life in the Macy community.

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Dick was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the Pacific theater during World War II, and he was discharged in 1945. On Nov. 4, 1948, he took Dorothy Lucille Turnipseed as his bride in Westfield. She preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2005. Dick retired in 1981 from the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, formerly the Nickel Plate Railroad, after 32 years of service. Dick was a member of the Macy Town Board, and had served as president. He was a member of the F&AM Lincoln Lodge No. 523, Macy, and was master of the lodge two terms and the secretary for 19 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing and bowling in his free time. Dick is survived by two daughters, Kathy Floyd and husband David, Macy, and Linda Leedy and husband Chris, Macy; three grandchildren, David Floyd, Michelle See and Aaron Leedy; three great-grandchildren, Lucas and Colin Floyd and Emery See; a sister, Opal Pontius, Rochester; and two brothers, Noble Stahl and wife Alvenia, LaPorte, and Wayne Stahl and wife Barbara of Chuby, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a granddaughter, Courtney Floyd, in 1996; a sister, Bertha Mae Huff; and a brother, Raymond Stahl. A celebration of the life of Richard Stahl will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor David Welsh officiating. Interment will follow the services at Plainview Cemetery of Macy. Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home conducted by the Lincoln Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Lodge No. 523 of Macy. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected]

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Monday, April 5, 2010 Merle G. Davis May 7, 1915-April 1, 2010 Merle G. DAVIS, 94, of Lafayette and formerly of Burnettsville, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rosewalk Commons of Lafayette. Merle was born May 7, 1915, in Burnettsville, to Elmer T. and Viola R. (Hook) Davis. On Sept. 29, 1939, in Delphi, he married Helen M. Clark. She died Aug. 18, 2007. Merle was a 1933 graduate of Burnettsville High School and attended the Eastlawn United Methodist Church in Idaville. He was a member of the Winamac Masonic Lodge; a life member of ATA (American Trap Association) in Vandellia, Ohio; and a member of the Twin Lakes Senior Citizens Club, AARP Chapter No. 3244, in Monticello, serving as a legislative chairman. He was also the chairman of the Indiana Beach Boat Trip, Monticello, and the Burnettsville Breakfast Club. Merle was very active in his condo association in Bradenton, Fla. He was a World War II Army veteran and was presented with the Silver Star for his efforts. Merle enjoyed shooting trap and working with computers. He worked construction for 32 years for McMahon-O'Connor Construction, which was located in Rochester. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Ann (husband Michael) Taulman, Sun Prairie, Wis.; a son, Michael Brent Davis, Lafayette; grandchildren Jeannette, Scott and Patrick; great-grandsons Samuel and Jacob; and sister Donna Marie Burk, Logansport. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Glen Davis; and sisters Evelyn and Arlene. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller-Roscka Funeral Home, Monticello, with the Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Davis Cemetery located in rural Cass County, Burnettsville. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.

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Memorials may be given to the Serenity Hospice Program, Lafayette. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Dale Eizinger Dale EIZINGER, 88, of Rochester, passed away Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Charlene L. Bailey Oct. 20, 1916-March 8, 2010 Charlene Louise (Safford) BAILEY transitioned out of this life on March 8 at Good Samaritan Retirement Village of Fort Collins where she had been a resident since 2006. Charlene was born to Charles W. and Louise (Fellows) Safford on Oct. 20, 1916, near Tiosa in Fulton County. She graduated from Talma High School and earned an elementary teacher's certificate at Central Normal College. She taught elementary classes at Talma School, Hosford Park, Grass Creek, and Caston in Indiana. After marrying Earl Joseph Bailey in 1943 she and her family made their home in the vicinity of Rochester until she moved to Fort Collins, Colo., in 1993. Her hobbies included reading, needlework, photography, travel and solving the daily crosswords. She was a member of the American Baptist Church, Fort Collins, its fellowship class, friendship circle, and calling and prayer circles and taught Sunday school classes. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Auxiliary and a Poudre Valley Hospital volunteer where she made numerous crocheted caps for babies. Charlene was an active member of Church Women United for which she received special recognition for service in 2009. Before relocating, she was a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church; Rochester Women's Club; Mount Zion Club, for which she served as treasurer; Rochester Optimist; Women's Christian

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Temperance Union; Church Women United; and Indiana State Retired Teachers' Association, for which she founded the Fulton County chapter and served as president. She also was a receptionist in the chiropractic office of Aaron Blossom, D.C., in Rochester. She was especially proud of her work in improving people's lives through founding the Fulton County Literacy Coalition and teaching reading to several adult students. Charlene was preceded in death by husband Earl Joseph, her parents, sister Stella Catherine, and brothers Walter B., Donald E. and Albert E. Safford. She is survived by her sister, Christine A. King; sons Harold, Richard and Ralph; four grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Rochester. Contributions may be made in her memory to your local literacy program or the American Cancer Society. Bobby S. Clark Nov. 1, 1934-April 1, 2010 Bobby Smoker CLARK, 75, of 556 Brentwood Drive, Akron, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay, Fla. Bobby was born Nov. 1, 1934, in Akron to Melvin and Mildred (Smoker) Clark. He was married June 23, 1956, in Akron to Jo Ann Cummins, and she survives. Bobby was a TV technician working for the Wane TV Channel 15 in Fort Wayne, and also for Channel 10 Post Newsweek in Miami, Fla. He was a 1952 graduate of Akron High School. He also graduated from Valparaiso Tech with an applied engineering degree in radio, and he had an engineering license in TV. He attended the Akron Church of God. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the IBEW Local 349, Miami, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Clark, Akron; two daughters, Deborah and husband Tom Gerber, Fort Wayne, and

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Dianna Roberts and Vinny Toral, Melbourne, Fla. Three sisters, Betty Rohrer, Denton, Texas, Mary Ann and husband Max Stinson, Fort Wayne, and Donna and husband Larry Wahlig, Fort Wayne. Six granddaughters, Christina Stauffer, Elizabeth Gregory, Linda Gregory, Jennifer Roberts, Danielle Roberts and Laura Roberts; four great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; one sister-in-law, Melbea Jones, Nappanee; and one brother-in-law, Ralph and wife Bev Cummins, Ellijay, Ga. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32905. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Dale A. Eizinger March 10, 1922-April 4, 2010 Dale A. EIZINGER, 88, of 934 Wabash Ave., Rochester, passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. He had been ill the past three weeks. He was born in Tippecanoe on March 10, 1922, the son of the late Allen and Florence (Knepper) Eizinger. He was a graduate of Tippecanoe High School and Purdue University. While at Purdue he was a member of the Purdue Order of Military Merits, ROTC, Honorary Society and Ceres Agronomy Society. Capt. Eizinger served 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army. He served with the 63rd Infantry Division and was in combat in Europe with the 69th Division as an artillery officer and received the Bronze Star and Battle Star of Central Europe. After the war Dale was stationed in the United States forces headquarters in Frankfort, Germany, where for a short period of time he was in charge of operation "Paperclip," a project of sending German scientists to the United States Space Program.

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He and the former Nanette Burke were married in 1946 in Bourbon. They moved to Rochester and he served as assistant county agriculture agent for one year. Mr. Eizinger then began his 35-year teaching career at Rochester High School, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester, Rochester Classroom Teachers, National Education Association, Indiana Classroom Teachers Association and the Retired Teachers Association. He was also a member of the American Legion and Disabled Veterans. Dale is survived by his wife, Nanette, at home; a son, Timothy Eizinger and wife Lee Ann, Rochester. Four grandchildren, Burke Eizinger and wife Tasha, Greenwood; Amy Eizinger-Ott and husband Eric, Greenfield; Eric Eizinger, Chicago, Ill.; and Kurt Eizinger, San Diego, Calif. One sister, Donnabelle Pfeiffer and husband Don, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brad P. Eizinger, in 2004; and a sister, Treva Ritenour. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Summit Chapel Cemetery, northeast of Tippecanoe, with Pastor Linda Hewitt officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Rochester. Memorials may be made to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation for a scholarship established in his name. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Barbara S. Ryan Barbara S. RYAN, 71, of 2026 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday at The Waters of Summit City Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

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Betty R. Kohls Dec. 13, 1932-March 31, 2010 Betty R. KOHLS, 77, of 371 Odonah Ave., New Richmond, Wis., passed away Wednesday. Betty was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Swatara, Minn., to Elmer Howard Olds and Alice Marie Parker. On Sept. 14, 1949, she married George August Kohls. Betty resided in Rochester with her son Donnie and was employed at Life Care Center for nearly a year and a half before returning to Wisconsin in 1989. Betty is survived by her children, Linda (Mike) Cigan, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Patricia (Dean) Frenette, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Tom (Judy) Kohls, Cadott, Wis.; Dan (Mary) Kohls, Cadott, Wis.; Richard (Wendy) Kohls, Baldwin, Wis.; Donnie (Jayne) Kohls, Rochester; Sandy (Dave) Peckels, Roberts, Wis.; Tim Kohls, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Kim (Andy) Ersland, New Richmond, Wis.; and Michael Kohls, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; 20 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert George Kohls; two sisters; two brothers; and three grandchildren in their infancy. Services were held at noon Friday at the Mae Rowan Ecumenical Chapel at Wissota Health, Chippewa Falls, Wis., with the Rev. Nate Oldenkamp officiating. Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, was in charge of the arrangements. Marilyn A. Sowers April 27, 1933-April 2, 2010 Marilyn A. SOWERS, 76, of Warsaw and formerly of South Whitley, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Marilyn was born April 27, 1933, in Albion to Clarence and Violet (Harlan) Scoby. She was married June 7, 1955, to Gaylord G. Sowers, who preceded her in death Aug. 11, 2007.

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Marilyn was a homemaker. She attended chapel services at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn (Jay Hunt) Sowers, South Whitley; a son, Carl (spouse Laura) Sowers, Warsaw. Four grandchildren, Brittany (spouse Nick) Denney, Silver Lake; Elaine Hunt, South Whitley; Heather (fiance Mike Rhines) Sowers, Warsaw; and Branden Sowers, Warsaw. Three great-grandchildren, Garrett Arthur, Warsaw; Neville Denney, Silver Lake; and Addyson Rhines, Warsaw. Two sisters, Jean Krenatz, Warsaw, and Anita (spouse Eddie) Krebs, Warsaw; and two brothers, Jerry Anders and Alan (spouse Wanda) Anders, both of Pierceton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, with Pastor Dennis Bollenbacher officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Young Tigers Football and Cheerleading, P.O. Box 1796, Warsaw, IN 46581. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Barbara S. Ryan Barbara Sue (Lacefield) RYAN, 71, of 2026 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, died Monday at The Waters of Summit City Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Survivors include three daughters, Bunnie Sullivan, Fort Wayne; Laurie Rice, Papillion, Neb.; and Linda Seewer, Mount Washington, Ky. Three sons, Ronald Ryan, Fayetteville, N.C.; Kevin Ryan, Lakeland, Fla.; and James Ryan III, Lawton, Okla. And a sister, Claudia Shuey, Peru. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Robert E. Van Lue Oct. 19, 1944-April 6, 2010 Robert E. "Bob" VAN LUE, 65, of 705 E. 4th St., Rochester, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. He was born Oct. 19, 1944, in Rochester, the son of Robert D. and Verlie J. (Bradley) Van Lue. On Nov. 29, 1985, in Rochester, he married Nancy (Lyons) Heinzmann, and she survives. Mr. Van Lue was a U.S. Navy veteran and had graduated from Ivy Tech in respiratory therapy. He had worked as a respiratory therapist for Norrell Health Agency and had also been a life and health insurance salesman. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church and the American Legion and loved to study genealogy, photography and model ship building and enjoyed anything pertaining to the ocean. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Van Lue, Rochester. Three children, Tina and husband Lawrence Rose, Diamond, Ohio; Larry and wife Amy Van Lue, Portland; and Wenonah and husband Joseph Maitland, Rochester. Five stepchildren, Michelle and husband Steve Hunsberger, Argos; Carmen and husband Brad Wilson, Akron; Amy Heinzmann and companion Todd Behny, Akron; Rebecca Heinzmann, Rochester; and Alyson Heinzmann and companion Justin Bradley, Rochester. Grandchildren Elizabeth Wilson, Jeffrey Marsh, Nathan Davis, Tyler Maitland, Abbey Maitland, Brittany Van Lue, MacKenzie Van Lue and Kylie Van Lue; stepgrandchildren, Kyle Hunsberger, Lacy Hunsberger, Emily Hunsberger, Aaron Ault, Jacob Rude, Gracie Wilson, Libby Wilson, Brandon Behny, Bryce Behny, Braxton Behny, LaShawna Burnett, Kaylie Heinzmann, Chayton Wolf, Brianna Norman, Baylee Bradley and Aubrielle Bradley; greatgrandchildren Autumn Wilson and Brayden Wilson; stepgreatgrandchildren Myli Rude and Caedra Behny; brother Larry Van Lue, Hornbeak, Tenn.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mike and Lois Lyons, Rochester; sister-in-law Vera Utter and companion Devon Utter, Rochester; brother-in-law Roy Norman, Rochester; sister-inlaw Sue Blanchard, Rochester; best friend Carl and wife Mary Grubbs, Macy; and his canine companion, Buster.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jerry Blanchard; and sister Phyllis Norman. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jerry Pittman officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, southeast of Rochester, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Thursday, April 8, 2010 Howard R. Hart Sr. July 22, 1933-April 6, 2010 Howard R. HART Sr., 76, of 727 E. 9th St., Rochester, passed away at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born July 22, 1933, in New Britain, Conn., the son of Frank and Mary (Pac) Hart. On Feb. 7, 1959, in Southwick, Mass., he married Joan Bell, and she survives. Mr. Hart was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Hart had worked for Hood Milk in Massachusetts and had worked for Farm Bureau Co-op in Rochester. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, was active at the senior center and enjoyed camping. Survivors include his wife, Joan Hart, Rochester. His children, Mariam Hart, Florida; Howard R. Hart Jr., Rochester; Pam and husband Mike Frush, Warsaw; and Paul and wife Anne Hart, Macy. His grandchildren, Sara Frush, Warsaw; Tara Frush, Warsaw; Alicia and husband Paul Pe, Logansport; Zachary and wife Stacia Hart, Silver Lake; and Samuel Hart, Macy. Five great-grandchildren and a sister, Pat Van Gilder, Maryland. And three brothers, Francis and wife Jenny Hart, Southwick, Mass.; Donald Hart, Southwick, Mass.; and Bill Hart, Southwick, Mass.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandchild, Serenity Rayean Frush; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Hart. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Plainview Cemetery, Macy, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Friday, April 9, 2010 Paul G. Bennett Paul G. “Captain” BENNETT, 55, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Lawrence D. Overlander Lawrence D. "Salty" OVERLANDER, 75, of 304 N. Center St., Akron, died Thursday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Overlander; two sisters, Carolyn Murphy, Rochester, and Marilyn Cleveland, Peru. And three brothers, Bob Kamp, North Manchester; Lewie Overlander, Akron; and Raymond Overlander, Pennelton. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Saturday, April 10, 2010 Paul G. Bennett Paul G. "Captain" BENNETT, 55, of Rochester, died Tuesday at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Lewis-Bennett, Rochester; sons Robert Bennett, California; and Donavon and Aaron Klein, both

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of Illinois; brother, William "Bill" Bennett, Lancaster, Calif.; and sister, Elaine Shea, North Carolina. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Culver. Friends may call one hour prior to the time of service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Lawrence D. Overlander May 31, 1934-April 8, 2010 Lawrence D. "Salty" OVERLANDER, 75, of 304 N. Center St., Akron, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Salty was born May 31, 1934, in Kosciusko County, the son of Edward and Katherine (Kamp) Overlander. On June 5, 1965, in Akron, he married Bonnie Gray, and she survives. Salty was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Salty had retired from Sonoco Products Co. after over 35 years of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Rochester, Akron Lions Club and the Akron United Methodist Church. Salty had always enjoyed fishing by the lake. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; sisters Carolyn Murphy, Rochester; and Marilyn and husband Robert Cleveland, Peru. Brothers Bob and wife Betty Kamp, North Manchester; Lewie and wife Kathy Overlander, Akron; and Raymond and wife Donna Overlander, Pennelton; sister-in-law, Barbara and Dan Gaby, Akron; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece and a nephew. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW, both of Rochester.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Akron United Methodist Church, the Hope Hospice of Fulton County or the Amanda Kay Ramsey Memorial Scholarship through the NICF. Online condolences may be made at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. James A. Lowry James Allen LOWRY, 60, of Winamac, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Harrison Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center. Robert Timbers Robert TIMBERS, 81, of 2814 Barrett Road, Rochester, died at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Monday, April 12, 2010 Mary L. Dellinger Bangel Aug. 15, 1927-April 9, 2010 Mary L. Dellinger BANGEL, 82, of Kewanna, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 15, 1927, in Winamac, she was the daughter of the late George and Violet (Phegley) Dellinger. On Feb. 27, 1954, she married Earl W. Bangel, and he survives. She was a 1945 Union Mills High School graduate and attended Butler University. She was also a 1951 graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. Mary was a former nurse at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. She was also a busy farm wife for many years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Fulton County where she was also a member of the United Methodist

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Women's Circle of Love. She was a former Pink Lady at Pulaski Memorial Hospital and a former Fulton County 4-H Leader. Mary was currently a board member of Pulaski Memorial Home Healthcare and was a regular volunteer at area blood drives. Mary and her husband, Earl, enjoyed their experience of hosting a foreign exchange student from Germany in 1974. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, stamp collecting, gardening and canning. Mary also enjoyed square dancing. Surviving are her husband, Earl W. Bangel, Kewanna, children Darel W. Bangel and his wife, Nancy, Fort Wayne; Linda L. Bangel, Schoolcraft, Mich.; Louis A. Bangel and his wife, Jean, Winamac; and Bruce D. Bangel and his wife, Theresa, Indianapolis. Also, grandchildren Josh Bangel, Lafayette; Amber Merrill and her husband, Garrick, Madison, Ala.; Sara Bangel, West Lafayette; Rob Bangel, Indianapolis; Andrew Bangel, Fort Wayne; Kevin Bangel and fiancee Rachel Bernath, Indianapolis; and Joyce Bangel, Winamac. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Arendell, and brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Arendell. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at HarrisonMetzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. Steven McPeek will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Pleasant Hill UMC, General Fund and/or the Fulton County Community Foundation. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Bangel family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Chester R. Carpenter Chester Ray CARPENTER, 98, of Kewanna, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

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James A. Lowry James Allen LOWRY, 60, of Winamac, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Survivors include his sons, Chad A. Lowry, Bloomfield, and Matthew Lowry, Rensselaer; his brothers, Richard Lowry, Dean Lowry and Paul Lowry, all of Francesville; and two sisters, Donna Wen, New Brighton, Minn., and Mary Everidge, Rockville. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Winamac Nazarene Church. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and also one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center. Robert L. Timbers Sept. 24, 1928-April 9, 2010 Robert Leroy TIMBERS, 81, of 2814 Barrett Road, Rochester, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a sudden illness. He was born in Rochester on Sept. 24, 1928, to Robert L. and Edna (Reese) Timbers and was a lifetime resident. Bob and Julia M. Owens were married on Oct. 5, 1948, in Rochester. Food service was his life. In 1944 he started as a carhop, and managed the Modern Dairy Bar for 13 years. As an entrepreneur, he was the owner of the A&W Drive-In for 17 years and the Hamburger Hut for 4 years. He was also the former manager of The Streamliner of Rochester. He retired from the food business in 1986. "He spent all those years working all those hours, but doing what he liked best." He was an avid gardener and a striking bowler. Grandpa Bob enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Julia, at home; two daughters, Sandra Slisher and husband Kenneth, Robinson, Ill., and Connie Gunter and husband Russell, Star City; one son, Mark Timbers and wife Marsha, Huntington; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;

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a sister, Joyce Clark and husband Richard, Albion; a brother, Dean Timbers and wife Peggy, Warsaw; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Clair Timbers. A celebration of the life of Robert Timbers will be at 1 p.m. Tuesdayt in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Kenneth Robinson officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Thelma L. Phillips Thelma L. PHILLIPS, 103, formerly of Rochester, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Chester R. Carpenter Oct. 21, 1911-April 9, 2010 Chester Ray "Bald Eagle" CARPENTER, 98, of Kewanna, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Born on Oct. 21, 1911, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late William and Jenny (Benge) Carpenter. On June 11, 1931, he married Edna Pearl Howell, and she survives. Mr. Carpenter was a farmer and an operating engineer for E&B Construction Co., formerly McMahan O'Connor Construction, Rochester. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 150, South Bend, and a member of Kewanna Baptist Church. He was also a member and vice chief of the American Cherokee Confederacy for 27 years. Chester enjoyed hunting and fishing.

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He is survived his wife, Edna Carpenter, Kewanna; two sons, Dale R. Carpenter, Kewanna, and James W. Carpenter and wife Patsy, Rochester; and two daughters, Joan C. McClellan and husband Roy and Linda S. Scott and husband David, both of Rochester. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Marion Frances Carpenter and Naomi Furnivall; son-in-law Donald Furnivall; six sisters; three brothers, one of whom was Chester's twin brother; grandsons Randy Furnivall and William Carpenter; great-grandson Vincent Wayne Carpenter Jr.; and great-great-granddaughter Liberty Bartrum. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kewanna Baptist Church, 414 E. Main St., Kewanna. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Pastor Demetriuis Anagnostu and Pastor Thad Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Carpenter family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Britany A. Hall Britany A. HALL, 16, of 871 E. Macy-Gilead Road, Macy, died at 4:04 p.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. Survivors include parents, Stephanie and husband Stephen G. Wagner, Macy; four brothers, Taylor Wagner, Brett Austin Patrick, Braden Hall and Brandt Hall; and a sister, Celena Wagner. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at a location to be determined. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

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Dave Hardiman A memorial service for Dave HARDIMAN, who died Dec. 24, 2009, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kewanna Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Rose Lewis Rose LEWIS, 89, of 2057 E. Fourth St., Tiosa, died Monday in Lake Wales, Fla. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Thelma L. Steininger Phillips Feb. 20, 1907-April 9, 2010 Thelma L. PHILLIPS, 103, formerly of Rochester and Elkhart, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester. She was born in Logansport on Feb. 20, 1907, the daughter of the late Irvin and Ruby (Bunker) Steininger. Thelma moved to the Peabody Retirement Home from Rochester and had previously lived in Roann for 10 years, Elkhart for 48 years and South Bend for a few years. She and Hal Phillips were married Dec. 11, 1941, in Elkhart, and he preceded her in death. Thelma served the Imperial Fabrics & Decor of Elkhart as their loyal and devoted secretary for a number of years until her retirement in 1975. She was a member of the Elkhart Chapter of Business & Professional Women for many years. As a Christian woman of faith, Thelma was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkhart. She was an active member of her church's WSCS Elizabeth Circle. Her other memberships included Starlight Chapter 181, Order of the Eastern Star and The Order of White Shrine, all of Elkhart. As an animal lover, Thelma enjoyed the companionship of her feline friends, especially her Siamese cats. Honoring her true love and

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appreciation for domestic animals, it was her wish to request that memorials be made to the Wabash County Humane Society. She is survived by special family members, Dr. Peggy Lewis, DVM, of Marion; Kay White, Roann; Marilyn Garrison, North Manchester; and Marletta Oldfather, North Manchester. Her special cousins, the Rev. Mel Coil and wife Wilma, Carmel, and Becky Cordes, Roann; close friend Ken Holderead, Elkhart; and the kind and caring staff of Peabody Retirement Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and in 1980 a brother, Hugh "Bud" Steininger. A celebration of the life of Thelma L. Phillips will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Mel Coil officiating. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Robert Timbers Sept. 24, 1928-April 9, 2010 Robert TIMBERS, 81, of 2814 Barrett Road, Rochester, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a sudden illness. He was born in Rochester on Sept. 24, 1928, to Robert L. and Edna (Reese) Timbers and was a lifetime resident. Bob and Julia M. Owens were married on Oct. 5, 1948, in Rochester. Food service was his life. In 1944 he started as a carhop, and he managed the Modern Dairy Bar for 13 years. As an entrepreneur, he was the owner of the A&W Drive-In for 17 years and the Hamburger Hut for four years. He was also the former manager of The Streamliner of Rochester. He retired from the food business in 1986. "He spent all those years working all those hours, but doing what he liked best."

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He was an avid gardener and a striking bowler. Grandpa Bob enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Julia, at home; two daughters, Sandra Slisher and husband Kenneth, Robinson, Ill., and Connie Gunter and husband Russell, Star City; one son, Mark Timbers and wife Marsha, Huntington; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Clark and husband Richard, Albion; a brother, Dean Timbers and wife Peggy, Warsaw; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clair Timbers. A celebration of the life of Robert Timbers was held Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Kenneth Slisher officiating. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Ferris B. Zechiel Ferris B. ZECHIEL, 101, of Culver, died Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete. Thursday, April 15, 2010 Britany A. Hall June 28, 1993-April 12, 2010 Britany A. HALL, 16, of 871 E. Macy-Gilead Road, Macy, died at 4:04 p.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne after an extended illness. Britany was born June 28, 1993, in Huntington, to Stephanie A. (Justice) Wagner. Britany was a sophomore at North Miami High School where she was very active in varsity soccer, track and cross country, as well

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as being recognized for academic honors. She was a proud North Miami Warrior and she especially loved playing soccer. Survivors include parents, Stephanie and husband Stephen G. Wagner, Macy; four brothers, Taylor Wagner, Brett Austin Patrick, Braden Hall and Brandt Hall; a sister, Celena Wagner; maternal grandparents Debbie and James Justice, Lagro; paternal grandfather Bob Hall, Wabash; paternal grandparents Stephen R. and Gaye Wagner, Macy; maternal great-grandparents Betty and Elmer Blevins, North Manchester; and paternal great-grandmother Pauline Giles, Ohio. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Mary Hall. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Potters House Ministries, 774 Pike St., Wabash, with Bernice and Ellis Pickering of Potters House Ministries officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Marcella M. Murphy Marcella Mae MURPHY, 84, of Peru, and formerly of Denver, died Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Survivors include one son, David Edward Murphy, Logansport; and one daughter, June R. Brown, Peru. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Skinner Worship Chapel, Twelve Mile. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Chloe Webb May 23, 1938-April 14, 2010 Chloe "Mae" WEBB, 71, of Rochester and formerly of Elwood, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

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She was born May 23, 1938, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late William E. Castor and the late Juanita L. (Reynolds) Castor. Mae married Virgil R. Webb in 1959 and he preceded her in death. Mae was retired from Krogers. She is survived by her daughter, Penny and husband Mark Hahn, Shepherdsville, Ky.; a son, Brian and wife Kim Webb, Rochester; five grandchildren, Daniel Hahn, DeAnna Fields, Bryanna R. Webb, Dale Beck and Shelby Troyer; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Huffman, Madora, and Marilyn Spall, Seymour; and two brothers, Roy Eugene and wife Luana Castor and William "Mel" Castor, both of Elwood. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be at Elwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent, Indianapolis. Friday, April 16, 2010 Robert D. Carpenter Robert D. “Chief” CARPENTER, 53, of 150 W. 850 North, Kewanna, died at 7:32 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Ferris B. Zechiel June 9, 1908-April 13, 2010 Ferris B. ZECHIEL, 101, a Culver resident his entire life, was born June 9, 1908, and died Tuesday in Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Ferris was the son of Jesse E. and Nora Pearl (Hatten) Zechiel. He was married Oct. 19, 1933, to Leona J. Grosvenor in Tipp City, Ohio. She preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2009.

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Ferris was a lifetime farmer and a generous, kindhearted, godly man who enjoyed practical jokes. His passing will leave a void in the hearts of many. Ferris is survived by children Larry (Ruth) Zechiel and Betty (Stan) Reinholt; grandchildren Susan (Marty) Mansfield, Dean (Tina) Zechiel, Jo Ann Zechiel, Ryan (Mindi) Reinholt and Beth (Rob) Herzog; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister Elisabeth Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter Carol Ann and sister Marguerite Zechiel. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Atlanta Bible College, 2020 Avalon Parkway, Suite 400, McDonough, GA 30253. Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com. Saturday, April 17, 2010 Robert D. Carpenter Robert Dale "Chief" CARPENTER, 53, of 283 N. 850 West, Kewanna, died Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include his mother, Delores Korl, Grand Junction, Mich.; his father, Dale Ray Carpenter, Kewanna; a sister, Debbie Cloud, Rochester; and two brothers, Roger E. Carpenter, Michigan, and Vincent W. Carpenter, Rochester. Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jamey R. Clemons Jamey Ray CLEMONS, 37, of 3757 N. 900 West, Cromwell, and formerly of Akron, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at 9116 North Koher Road, Cromwell. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

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Kenneth E. Hattery Aug. 1, 1935-April 15, 2010 Kenneth E. HATTERY, 74, of rural Peru, umpired his final game at St. Vincent's Heart Center, Indianapolis, at 5 p.m. Thursday with his family surrounding him. He was born in Union Township on Aug. 1, 1935, to William Ernest and Gayle (Keim) Hattery. On Nov. 12, 1955, he was married to Delores (Donaldson) Hattery, who survives. He was a member of the former Perrysburg Baptist Church. He was in the military, serving in Korea in 1955 with an artillery unit. Kenny graduated from Deedsville High School and Manchester College, and he earned an administrative degree from Ball State University. He started teaching and coaching at North Miami High School in 1960 and was a school administrator at Caston High School and retired as a guidance director from Lewis Cass High School in 1998. Kenny was an instructor and umpire for the Amateur Softball Association and umpired many state and national fast pitch softball tourneys. He was a baseball instructor and umpire for the IHSAA and had umpired several state finals in high school baseball games. In recent years he had umpired small college fast pitch softball. Kenny was inducted into the Indiana ASA Hall of Fame in 2003. Other things he enjoyed besides loving his grandchildren and all of his large extended family were ice fishing in the winter, mushroom hunting in the spring and gardening in the summer. He was a Purdue fan and a member of the John Purdue Club. He is also survived by two sons, Troy and wife Janie and Kendel and wife Kandy, and four grandchildren, Dean, Melinda, Katelyn and Kassandra Hattery, all of rural Peru; two brothers, Granville (Barb), Rochester, and Max (Sue), Macy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services for Kenneth E. Hattery will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Miami County Community Building at the Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at Mexico Road and 200 North. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the community

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building from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to service. Arrangements are by McClain Funeral Home, Denver. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Community Foundation or the North Miami High School FFA scholarship fund. Envelopes will be available at the service. Rose A. Lewis Rose Ann LEWIS, 89, of 2057 E. Fourth St., (Tiosa) Rochester, died Monday in Lake Wales, Fla. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Baker, Rochester; a son, Hugh Lewis, St. Augustine, Fla.; and two sisters, Harriett Winterrowd and Dorotha M. Sheets, both of Winona Lake. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Monday, April 19, 2010 Robert D. Carpenter Robert Dale "Chief" CARPENTER, 53, of 283 N. 850 West, Kewanna, passed away at 7:32 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Bob was born in Rochester on July 17, 1956, the son of Dale Ray and Delores Irene (Simonin) Carpenter. Bob was a member of the American Cherokee Confederacy and a very active member of the local Paint Band, with which he loved participating in the Trail of Courage. His Indian name was Timber Wolf. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid Chicago Bears and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed singing karaoke to Elvis Presley songs. Bob cherished spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include two sons, Joshua Carpenter Wilkins and Adam Carpenter Wilkins, both of Rochester; his mother, Delores Corl and husband Ken, Grand Junction, Mich.; his father, Dale Ray Carpenter, Kewanna; a sister, Debbie Cloud and husband Jeff,

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Rochester; two brothers, Roger E. Carpenter, Adrian, Mich., and Vincent W. Carpenter and wife Pam, Rochester; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, William Ray Carpenter and his grandparents, Chester Carpenter and Clarence and Irene Simonin. A celebration of the life of Robert "Chief" Carpenter will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Thad Stewart officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Interment will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Jamey R. Clemons Jamey Ray CLEMONS, 37, of 3757 N. 900 West, Cromwell, and formerly of Akron, died Thursday in Kosciusko County. Survivors include daughter Amanda Collins, Wolf Lake; mother Sue Clemons, Cromwell; father Erven Clemons and wife Dodi, Silver Lake; and sister Tammy and four half brothers, Mike, Nick, James and Tam. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. There will be no services. Edward A. White Aug. 28, 1920-April 18, 2010 Edward A. WHITE, 89, 5522 N. Indiana 25, Rochester, passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Jenkins, Ky., the son of Alex and Ione White. On June 11, 1946, in Michigan City, he married Eleanor Ely; she preceded him in death March 29, 1957. On June 27, 1959, in Peru, he married Mary Ellen (Fries) Horton, and she survives.

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Mr. White was a U.S. naval officer in World War II and the Korean conflict. He retired from Joy Manufacturing in Michigan City, after 35 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen White, Rochester; a son, Edward and wife Adrienne White, Baton Rouge, La.; a daughter, Anne and husband John Gary, Rochester; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Irene Appleman. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Charles Azbell officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, where military graveside services will be conducted. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Rose A. Lewis Dec. 18, 1920-April 12, 2010 Rose Ann LEWIS, 89, of 2057 E. Fourth St., (Tiosa) Rochester, passed away April 12 in Lake Wales, Fla. Rose was born in Marshall County on Dec. 18, 1920, the daughter of the late James and Aurel Ethel (McQuen) Hershberger. On June 4, 1939, at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Rose married her best friend Richard F. "Dick" Lewis. Their union spanned nearly 65 years and yielded two children, Sharon and Hugh. Rose is remembered for sharing her culinary skills and cooking with Florence Beehler for the students of Richland Center School for 16 years until consolidation closed the school in 1964. Later Rose worked at Wile's department store in Rochester. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Tiosa First Brethren Church and Order of the

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Eastern Star No. 26, Plymouth Chapter, and she was appointed as past matron of the Argos OES four times during her tenure. The Lewis family was close knit; each summer they looked forward to vacationing together. This annual event took the family a different direction each summer, and together they traveled to all 48 continental states. Later Rose and Dick toured Hawaii and Alaska to complete an all state tour. Many great memories were made when Rose and Dick went down under, vacationing in Australia. For nearly 40 years they enjoyed the warmth of the winter sunshine in Lake Wales while making a number of special snowbird friends from across the United States. Together they cultivated friendships at the card table while enjoying games of canasta and euchre. Both she and Dick never met a stranger. She was known for her contagious smile and positive attitude. Rose dearly loved her family and looked forward to holidays and special family celebrations, as she always baked and cooked to prepare the feast for her family to enjoy. To stay mentally sharp Rose challenged herself with word search puzzles. She created custom greeting cards using embroidery or sewing threads to add a special touch. To relax, Rose listened to the music of Guy Lombardo and Sammy Kaye, especially while making Sunday dinner. Rose is survived by a daughter, Sharon Baker, Rochester; a son, Hugh Lewis, St. Augustine, Fla.; two sisters, Harriett Winterrowd, Winona Lake, and Dorotha M. Sheets, Winona Lake; five grandchildren, Donald Baker, Beverly Rutledge, Caryl Biltz, and Gavin and Adam Lewis; four great-grandchildren, Beth and Savanna Baker, Amber Garrett, and Justin Biltz; and three great-greatgrandchildren, Dezzerie Garrett, Emma Rose Sheets and Daniel Warren Combs. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Marvin and Carl Hershberger. A celebration of the life of Rose Lewis will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Larry Stutzman officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour

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prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Walnut Brethren Cemetery, Argos. Memorials may be made to Tiosa Brethren Camp Fund, 2007 E. Fourth St., Rochester, IN 46975. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Wednesday, April 21, 2010 No Obituaries Thursday, April 22, 2010 Thora L. Goodrich Jan. 29, 1925-April 20, 2010 Thora L. (Bagwell) Simons GOODRICH, 85, of Royal Center, passed away at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Thora was born Jan. 29, 1925, in Cass County; she was the daughter of the late Athel J. and Lelia (Vernon) Bagwell. In June of 1945 she married John William Simons and he preceded her in death in 1964. On Sept. 23, 1966, she married Charles Edward Goodrich, and he preceded her in death March 24, 2002. Thora was a 1943 graduate of Royal Center High School. She retired after 11 years from National City Bank in Logansport where she worked in the trust department. Thora was a member of Crooked Creek Christian Church, Royal Center, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir and was past president of the women's fellowship. She enjoyed her flower garden and going out to eat. Survivors include her children, Ronald J. Simons and wife Sharon and Terry W. Simons, all of Rochester; a stepson, John W. Goodrich and wife Jane, Logansport; two stepdaughters, Jean Hudson and husband Terry, Solsberry, and Janet Flinn and husband Mike, Logansport; a brother, Dale Bagwell and wife Phyllis, Mooresville; two sisters, Cletha Elliott and husband Donald, Logansport, and Jane Kennell and husband Fred, Royal Center; eight grandchildren; five

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stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 stepgreatgrandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Crooked Creek Christian Church, Royal Center. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel, and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastors Crit Whitlock and Mike Fields will officiate and burial will be at Crooked Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crooked Creek Christian Church. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Cruz Pena Cruz PENA, 67, of 1433 Elm St., Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Friday, April 23, 2010 Daniel D. Backus Daniel Duaine BACKUS, 59, of Silver Lake, died at 8:03 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash. Marvin H. Brown Dec. 6, 1912-April 15, 2010 Marvin H. BROWN, 97, an Albuquerque, N.M., resident for more than 60 years, passed away on April 15. Marvin was born Dec. 6, 1912, in Fulton County to Florence (Rickel) and Arthur Brown.

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He worked as a security guard at Sandia Laboratory from 1949 to 1970. He was a member of University Heights United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling, politics, reading and family activities. Survivors include his daughters, Pauline Nipper and husband Tom, Locust Grove, Ga., and Charlotte Campbell and husband Jarret, Mesa, Ariz. Grandchildren Donna Poole, Alaska; Sam Nipper and Harold Nipper, both of Georgia; Marletta Warner, Wisconsin; Charlene McDonnough, South Carolina; Tina Maxwell and Roseann McDowell, both of New Mexico; Joy White and Daniel Bullard, both of Arizona. 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and niece Beverly Jo Brown, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Emery) Brown; his parents; and brother Raymond Brown. A memorial service will be today at 10 a.m. at University Heights United Methodist Church, 2210 Silver SE, Albuquerque. Inurnment will be at Sandia Memory Gardens, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Brown's name are requested to University Heights United Methodist Church. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Marvin's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, Albuquerque. Richard M. Hansen Richard M. HANSEN, 55, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and formerly of Palos Heights, Ill., died Monday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with services at 1 p.m. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of local arrangements. Carolyn M. See Carolyn Maxine SEE, 86, of Kokomo, died at Century Villa Health Care Center of Greentown. Survivors include two brothers, Neil Bernard and Jerry Bernard, both of Carmel.

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Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cruz F. Pena Cruz F. "Cuca" PENA, 67, of 1433 Elm St., Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Survivors include three daughters, Rosie P. Bennett, Torrance, Calif.; Vilma Wall, Rockledge, Fla.; and Amada Liddell, Rochester. Two sons, Cruz C. Pena Jr., Rochester, and Joselito Pena, Arizona; a sister, Alma Medina, Rochester; and two brothers, Juan Ochoa, Killeen, Texas, and Hector Ochoa, Pierceton. Services will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Saturday, April 24, 2010 Daniel D. Backus Daniel Duaine BACKUS, 59, of Silver Lake, died Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Diana; his mother and stepfather, Carma and Ronnie Gagnon, Mentone. Four children, Felicia Baker, North Webster; Bret Backus, Warsaw; Angela James, Culver; and Krista Bradley, Rochester. A brother, Steve Backus, Akron; stepbrother Stephen Gagnon, Warsaw; and stepsister Barb Heinbaugh, Wabash. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Elsie E. Turner Master Elsie E. (Wharton) Turner MASTER, 90, of Rochester, passed away Thursday at The Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, Fla.

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Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Cruz F. Pena July 21, 1942-April 21, 2010 Cruz F. "Cuca" PENA, 67, of 1433 Elm St., Rochester, passed away at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Cruz, one of nine children, was born July 21, 1942, in Beeville, Texas, to Cruz and Paula Flores Ochoa. He and Gloria C. Cantu were married Feb. 10, 1962, in Beeville, Texas; she preceded him in death Oct. 19, 2006. Cruz, a role model for his family, was a man of great work ethic. He loved to work and is remembered for his hustle, drive and determination. To pass time he enjoyed scrapping aluminum and copper. He listened to Mexican music, Elvis Presley or Fleetwood Mac. Many times he could be seen relaxing in his backyard with a glass of ice cold pink lemonade while he enjoyed his friends, the squirrels and birds. With a wonderful positive attitude, Cruz always saw the good in everyone he met. Family and friends could depend on him as he put them first and was always there to help. As the patriarch of the family, loving husband, dad and grandpa, Cruz simply was very devoted to his family, as they were paramount in his eyes. He dearly loved his wife Gloria, and he now is reunited with her. He looked forward to the visits of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and appreciated the many memories they made while dining on McDonald's Happy Meals, for the children were the light of his life. Cruz is survived by three daughters, Rosie P. Bennett and fiance Michael Trutanich, Torrance, Calif.; Vilma Wall and husband Bob, Rockledge, Fla.; and Amada Liddell and husband Timothy, Rochester. Two sons, Cruz C. Pena Jr., Rochester, and Joselito Pena and fiancee Denise Barry, Arkansas; grandchildren Shauni Pena, Constancia Pena, Megan Bennett, Cassie Bennett, Destiny Barry, Brittany Barry, Craig Pena, Stephanie Pena, Michael Pena, Desmond Hughes and husband Donny, Monica Smith and fiance J.C. Jewell,

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and Cindy Smith; great-grandchildren Mekhi Pena, Aiden Pena, Devyn Pena, Iziah Hughes, Tristyn Hughes, Maddox Jewell, Wyatt Jewell and, expected to arrive in June, Gabriel Pena; a sister, Alma Medina, Rochester; two brothers, Juan Ochoa, Killeen, Texas, and Hector Ochoa, Pierceton; two sisters-in-law, Yolanda Merlo, Texas, and Sharon Cantu; a brother-in-law who was like a special son, Ernest Cantu and wife Diane, Georgia; and special family members, aunts Rafela Nygard and Tomasa Velasquez. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; his grandson and little champion, Kyle Pena; four sisters, Rebecca, Yolanda, Esther and Florence; and a brother Tony. A celebration of the life of Cruz Pena will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Elder Bruce Lenz officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Monday, April 26, 2010 No Obituaries Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Lalla J. Heyde Lalla J. HEYDE, 76, of Rochester, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include her husband, James W. Heyde, at home. And three sons, Ed F. Heyde, Indianapolis; David Heyde, Rochester; and Robert Heyde, Prospect Heights, Ill. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Lalla J. Heyde July 29, 1933-April 26, 2010 Lalla J. HEYDE, 76, of Rochester, passed away Monday shortly after her arrival at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born July 29, 1933, in Rochester to Edwin C. and Rebabelle (McMahan) Boswell, both of whom preceded her in death. On Aug. 29, 1954, she and James W. Heyde were married at the Grace United Methodist Church in Rochester by Dr. Humbert, president of DePauw University. Their marriage of 55 1/2 years produced three sons, Edwin, David and Robert. With great pride, Lalla graduated with the Rochester High School Class of 1951. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and English at DePauw University, graduating in 1955. Like her mother, she pledged the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. "Grammie" was very proud of her two granddaughters who continued the Theta family tradition for a third generation. Lalla was a loyal, lifetime member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She and husband Jim were among the founders of the Kum Join Us Young Adult Sunday School Class. Later she served her church as middle school Sunday school teacher and director of vacation Bible school. She also served as the church sponsored, Cub Scout den mother. Lalla was a Fulton County Public Library board member from 1996 to 2008. During her tenure, she served as president for a number of years. Lalla was one of the longest active members of the Tri Kappa sorority. She was an active member of the Fulton County Republican Women's Club, being honored as Republican Woman of the Year. In addition to her community service, Mrs. Heyde served as president of Enterprises Inc. Her survivors include husband James W. Heyde, at home. Three sons, Edwin Heyde and companion Angie Hahn, Indianapolis; David Heyde and wife Alison, Rochester; and Robert Heyde and wife Theresa, Prospect Heights, Ill. Eight grandchildren, E. Philip Heyde, Culver; Randall Heyde, Nashville, Tenn.; Mason D. Heyde,

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Rochester; Caroline, Blake and Alec Heyde, Mount Prospect, Ill.; and Audrina and Mitchell Smelser, Prospect Heights, Ill. And one sister, Rebecca Smith and husband Terry, Peru. She was preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Lalla J. Heyde will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Grace United Methodist Church, 201 W. Seventh St., Rochester. The Rev. Maurice Grindle will officiate. Friends may visit with her family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow in the family plot at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation in memory of Mrs. Lalla Heyde. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family at goodfa[email protected] Elsie E. Master Aug. 23, 1919-April 22, 2010 Elsie E. (Wharton) Turner MASTER, 90, of Rochester, passed away at 7:06 p.m. Thursday at The Villages Regional Hospital in Lady Lake, Fla. Born Aug. 23, 1919, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Tina (Myers) Wharton. On Oct. 28, 1939, she was married to Harvey E. Turner in Fulton County and he preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1993. She was married to Orlyn E. Master on Nov. 2, 1999, in the Garden of Gesthemne in Jerusalem by Ron Prilliman, her minister/pastor for many, many years. She was a member of the 1937 graduating class at Kewanna High School. Elsie worked for several years at the Fulton County Treasurer's Office and she retired from Fulton County REMC. Summers were busy with raising strawberries and a large garden for canning and freezing. She was a 4-H Leader helping members, and her daughters, with prize-winning 4-H projects. Elsie was a Life Member of the Fulton County Historical Museum, beginning in 1972, and was a founding member on the

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board of directors, assisting with the planning and development of the building of the museum in 1986. For many years she was a volunteer for the annual Trail of Courage and seamstress for numerous costumes. She greatly enjoyed dancing with the Heymaker Dance Group who toured with highly acclaimed performances! A member of Reiter Club, she had enjoyed monthly dinner meetings with their friends and spouses since 1948. Early retirement was spent traveling with her youngest daughter, Sandra May, and friends to Spain and Portgual, touring Italy, Germany and Lichtenstein, and traveling within the U.S. Some of her favorite places to revisit were the Botanical Gardens in Mendecino, Calif., and Big Thompson Canyon, Colo. In later years she traveled with Orlyn to 351st Bomber Squad reunions in England; Tuscon, Ariz.; Savannah, Ga.; San Diego, Ca.; and Branson, Mo. With Orlyn as pilot and Elsie as navigator, they also enjoyed flying his Piper Cherokee many times. Her membership in the Kewanna Church of Christ was the center of her faith, and strength in life. She is survived by her husband, Orlyn; two daughters, Susan E. Turner, Logansport, and Sandra May Stevens, Lady Lake, Fla; grandsons Brian E. (Lori) Van Duyne, Shane E. Van Duyne and Michael G. (Tina) Paschen; and great-grandchildren, Shayla Van Duyne, Skylar Van Duyne, Chase Van Duyne, Noah Van Duyne, McKenzie Paschen and Jacob Paschen. Stepchildren include Greg (Dee) Master, Houston, Texas; Geofrey (Catherine) Master, Bethesda, Md.; Dr. Gynette (Karl Siebert) Master, Houston, Texas; and Gizelle Master, Irving, Texas. Stepgrandchildren include Stuart Master; Sarah (Pete) Rothan; and John, David and Elizabeth Master. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Marion Wharton, Ruth Madsen, Harlan Wharton and Esther Lake, and one great-grandson, Samuel Paschen. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kewanna Church of Christ in Kewanna. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

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Pastors Scott Meneeley and Ron Prilliman will officiate and burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna Church of Christ and/or the Fulton County Museum. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Thursday, April 29, 2010 Dorothy J. Hite Dorothy J. HITE, 77, of Leiters Ford, and formerly of Mishawaka, died Tuesday in an auto accident. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola, with two hours of visitation prior to the service. Ralph C. Kreamer Ralph C. KREAMER, 90, of 11125 W., Willow Point, Kewanna, died Monday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. Survivors include his wife, Ivy Kreamer. His children, Jerry Lee Kreamer, Monrovia; Verl Ray Kreamer, Kewanna; Bonita Stay, Plymouth; Linda Wright, Hartselle, Ala.; and Barry Stay, Plymouth. And his sister, Doris Zellers, Sun City, Fla. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, Plymouth, with services beginning at 11 a.m. Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements. James L. Rhoads Sept. 11, 1926-April 27, 2010 James L. RHOADS, 83, of Carbondale, Ill., died at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday at Fifth Seasons, Benton, Ill. James was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Clinton, Mo., to Howard and Lovell (Todd) Rhoads.

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He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association and loved Saluki athletics. He was a Rotarian for many years. James was a loving father and grandfather. Survivors include his sons, Steve and Sandra Rhoads, West Frankfort, Ill.; Dan Rhoads, St. Louis, Mo.; Andrew Rhoads, Aurora, lll.; and John Douglas Rhoads, Pacific Junction, Iowa. His daughters, Kathryn Rhoads, Charleston, W.Va.; and Elena and Jose Baeza, St. Louis, Mo. Three brothers, Harold "Dusty" and Barb Rhoads, Blue Springs, Mo.; Ray and Jean Rhoads, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; and Robert Rhoads, Clinton, Mo. One sister, Pam Rhoads, Clinton, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Meredith and David Rhoads. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Phillip Rhoads. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Union Funeral Home, West Frankfort, Ill., with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com. Friday, April 30, 2010 Dorothy Hite June 8, 1932-April 27, 2010 Dorothy "June" HITE, 77, of Leiters Ford and formerly of Mishawaka, passed away in an auto accident at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday. June was born June 8, 1932, in Shelbyville to the late Frank and Helen (Thomas) Hite. June spent many years working at Ball Band in Mishawaka. She loved to spend time with family going on family outings, making crafts and just spending time together. She was more than willing to go out of her way to help anyone in need, including the neighborhood cat. June will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Survivors include brother Victor Hite, South Whitley. Three sisters, Georgia Nickels, Fulton; Francis Helen Calhoun, Leiters Ford; and Joanne (Dick) Walters, Osceola. And several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews that called her Grandma June. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Betty Frink, who passed away Sept. 1, 2003. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Fulton County Museum at 6 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society. Mary Edith McKee May 8, 1931-April 29, 2010 Mary Edith McKEE, 78, of 318 E. Ninth St., Rochester, passed away at 9:23 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Mary Edith was born in Rochester on May 8, 1931, to Franklin Pierce and Mary G. (Gilliland) Alber. She graduated from Rochester High School with the Class of 1949, and was a lifetime Rochester resident. On June 30, 1949, she became the bride of Richard McKee at the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester. In 1958 Richard and Mary Edith co-founded and co-owned The Shopping Guide News, retiring after 25 years. They also were the owners of the Akron-Mentone News. Following retirement, volunteering was a part of her life. Mary Edith was a 23-year member of the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary. She was the Fulton County Republican Women past president and treasurer and the 1996 Woman of the Year. Her memberships also include the VFW No. 1343, Manitou Moose Lodge No. 1107 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 36, all of Rochester. Mary Edith is survived by her husband, Richard, at home; two daughters, Cheryl Brown and husband Jerry, Rochester, and

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Jacqueline Danhauser and husband David, Logansport. Four grandchildren, Jennifer Utter and husband Randy, Rochester; Julie Brown, Rochester; and Carmen and Kelsey Danhauser, Logansport. Three great-grandchildren, Jalin Marie Utter, Ryan Utter and Austin Utter. And a feline companion, Missy, a longhair domestic. She was preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of the life of Mary Edith McKee will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Martha J. McHenry Martha J. McHENRY, 96, of Brownsburg, formerly of Denver, died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health, Brownsburg. Arrangements are pending with McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Saturday, May 1, 2010 Margaret M. Arnold Margaret Marie ARNOLD, 84, of 2906 Country Club Drive East, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include her husband, Calvin "Cal" Arnold, at home; a daughter, Denise Henke, Noblesville; a son, Mel D. Arnold, Noblesville; and a sister, Francis Jean Sweitzer, Noblesville. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. There will be no local services.

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Martha J. McHenry Martha J. McHENRY, 96, of Brownsburg, died Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health, Brownsburg. Survivors include a son, Jack McHenry, Brownsburg; a daughter, Jane Moon, Brandon, Fla.; and one sister, Maxine Hegel, Wabash. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Monday, May 3, 2010 Margaret M. Arnold April 27, 1926-April 30, 2010 Margaret Marie ARNOLD, 84, of 2906 Country Club Drive, Rochester, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Margaret was born in Noblesville on April 27, 1926, the daughter of Guy and Lucille (Mallary) Roudebush, both of whom preceded her in death. She was one of three children growing up, with a brother Horace and sister Frances. In 1944 she graduated from Noblesville High School. She later graduated from Beauty School in Indianapolis with a certificate in cosmetology. On Jan. 22, 1946, a snowy, wintry day, Margaret and Calvin Arnold solemnized their wedding vows at Calvin's Uncle Frank and Aunt Lillian Evans' home in Noblesville. Their marriage spanned a wonderful 64 years and produced two children, Denise and Mel. Later four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren were added to the family tree. Cal and Margaret raised their family on the Roudebush family farm, near Noblesville, where their family originally settled in 1824. For the last 27 years the Arnold's had resided on Lake Manitou as their permanent residence. Following her retirement she volunteered for over 20 years in the Woodlawn Hospital Gift Shop as a member of the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliaries of

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the Manitou Moose and Elks lodges and the American Legion. The Daughters of the American Revolution was another group with which Margaret was affiliated. Both Margaret and Cal were avid supporters of Purdue University. She was on the President's Council and a member of the John Purdue Club. Margaret attended the Union United Methodist Church, Noblesville, and the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. She was also a member of the Woodland Country Club in Carmel. To relax she enjoyed crocheting quilts, scarves and other special gifts for family and friends to enjoy. She also enjoyed flower gardening to add color and beauty to the landscape of her home. Margaret is survived by her husband, Calvin "Cal" Arnold, at home; a daughter, Denise Henke and husband Brian, Noblesville; a son, Mel D. Arnold and wife Colette, Noblesville. Four grandchildren, Chad Arnold and wife Alicyn, Noblesville; Sara Jensen and husband Brian, Beaverfalls, Pa.; Josh Arnold, Winona Lake; and Paul Henke, West Lafayette. Three great-grandchildren, Toby and Zoe Jensen, Beaverfalls, Pa., and Xavier Arnold, Noblesville; and a sister, Frances Jean Sweitzer, Noblesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Horace Roudebush. Friends may visit with Margaret's family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Services will be continued in Noblesville at the Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, with visitation Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Margaret Marie Arnold will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Randall and Roberts with visitation one hour prior to services. The Rev. Dr. Jim Witty will officiate. Entombment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Park Cemetery, Noblesville. Memorials may be sent to the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected]

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Cedric L. Berdine Sept. 9, 1932-May 1, 2010 Mr. Cedric Leroy BERDINE, 77, of 5746 S. Indiana 25, Rochester, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, Saturday at his home. Cedric was born in Hebron on Sept. 9, 1932, the son of Charles and Ida (Frashour) Berdine. In 1950 Cedric graduated from Hebron High School. His love of music took him to Chicago where he studied piano at the Sherwood School of Music. One year later he received his piano certificate. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in music from Valparaiso University and later a master's in music education from Butler University. Mr. Berdine's teaching career began in 1955 at the Fulton Schools (now known as Caston School Corp.). His tenure of 40 years allowed for assignments of teaching while sharing his love and appreciation of music, both instrumental and vocal, to students from K-12, an opportunity he met with grace, style and an uncanny sense of humor. He also was assigned as drama coach for the high school dramatics club and accompanied them during musical productions. Mr. Berdine commanded a lifetime of respect from his students, as even years after graduation his former students were consistent in addressing him as Mr. B or Mr. Berdine. On Aug. 9, 1964, in Rushville, Cedric married Barbara J. Neuman. Their union spanned 45 years and produced three children, Aline, John and Scott. Barbara and Cedric treasured the memories of the vacations they shared. In 1970 the Berdines traveled out West to enjoy the beauty of Yellowstone National Park. In 1990 they vacationed and toured Germany, where their son Scott was stationed. A highlight was crossing the borders of East and West Germany, near Nuremburg, just prior to the border restriction suspension. 1994 brought the couple a cruise to beautiful Hawaii to celebrate their retirement. As the patriarch of the family, Cedric enjoyed the company of his grandchildren. A family tradition was established, that each summer the Berdine grandchildren would spend a month visiting

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Grandma and Grandpa. During this time Barb and Cedric took them on many interesting and educational day trips. Favorite locales were Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, planetarium and aquarium. There were trips to Connor Prairie, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Zoo, Deer Forest and Potawatomi Zoo, just to name a few. Cedric enjoyed flower gardening, annually planting flowers to enhance the beauty of the landscape of their home. A vegetable garden was also planted, so he and Barb would can so their family could enjoy the bountiful veggies year round. Cedric enjoyed woodworking, making custom creations for family and special friends. He was also a member of the Merry Little Woodworkers, joining some of the men from the Fulton F & AM Lodge to work on projects. Following his retirement, Cedric assumed the domestic cooking responsibilities. A chef in his own right, loving to exercise his culinary skills, he created custom recipes or modified ones he considered fitting the taste of his family or created something new by adding ingredients, usually never to be duplicated exactly the same. Cedric was active with the memberships he held. During his teaching years he served the Caston Classroom Teachers as their president and was head of the negotiations team for a number of years. He held life memberships with the Indiana State Teachers Association, NEA, Indiana State Teachers Association Retired and Indiana Retired Teachers Association. He was a longtime member of the Fulton County Retired Teachers, serving the group as past president. As a faithful member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 70 originating in Fulton, now combined with Rochester, he was worthy patron nine years. He served the group as grand organist for the grand chapter of OES from 2000 to 2001. He also was a member of the OES Reflections of Love Grand Family. As a member of South Bend's Scottish Rite he was a 32nd degree Mason. Cedric was a member of the Scottish Rite Choir for 20 years. Serving the Fulton F & AM Lodge No. 665 he was currently secretary and past worshipful master.

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Cedric was a loyal and devoted member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. He was a member of the praise team, Kum Join Us Sunday school class, and directed the chancel choir for a number of years. For over 20 years he shared his musical talents with the Fulton County Players serving the group as music director. He had accompanied the Fulton County Extension chorus since 1993 and the Noteables since their inception. Cedric is remembered for his dry sense of humor and twinkling eyes. He embraced time spent with old friends and cultivating new friendships. His abilities to express himself with the keyboard and piano were unparalleled. The many loving and tender moments he shared with Barbara, his children and grandchildren will always be held near to their hearts. He will certainly be missed by his family who loved and adored him, his teaching colleagues and former students, his family at Grace, the Masons, friends from Star and the hundreds of friends he made along life's journey to cherish his memory. Cedric is survived by his wife, Barbara Berdine, at home; a daughter, Aline Elizabeth Berdine, DeMotte; two sons, John Charles Berdine and wife Beverly, Leasburg, N.C., and Scott Allen Berdine, Leasburg, N.C.; three grandchildren, Tyffanie Lin Berdine, Lee-Anne Ruth Berdine and Diana Katelyn Berdine; and brother-in-law, Fred Neuman and wife Barb, Rutherfordton, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Shirley Pogue. A celebration of the life of Mr. Cedric Leroy Berdine will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. On Tuesday, the Order of the Eastern Star No. 70 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Fulton F & AM Lodge No. 665 will conduct their memorial service. He will be laid to eternal rest at the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to the Fulton F & AM Lodge No. 665 for a teaching scholarship to be

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established in his name or to the Grace United Methodist Church Music Department. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Jane A. Wakeland Jane A. WAKELAND, 59, of Culver, passed away Saturday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend after a 10-year battle with multiple myeloma. Jane was born July 8, 1950, in Lafayette to Arthur and Marsella Smith. She was married June 6, 1971, to Bruce Wakeland. He survives. Jane was a graduate of Purdue University. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in library science as well as her master's degree. She was the technology coordinator of the Culver Community School District where she was employed for 33 years. She was also a director of the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators. Jane is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bruce Wakeland; mother Marsella Smith; sister Kay (Vince) Schrader; sister-in-law Elaine (Joseph Zosky) Wakeland; brothers-in-law Neal (Keri) and Daniel (Janet) Wakeland; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Smith. A time of sharing memories with the family will be held at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Miles for Myeloma, IU Foundation, P.O. Box 500, Bloomington, IN 47402. Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Deborah J. Fultz Feb. 27, 1953-April 30, 2010 Deborah Jo (Hall) FULTZ, 57, of Rochester, died Friday at Hickory Creek nursing home. "Deb" was born Feb. 27, 1953, in Warsaw to Earl and Marilyn Hall and moved to Rochester in her early school years. She was a 1972 graduate of Rochester High School. Mr. Hall survives; Mrs. Hall preceded Deb in death Dec. 19, 2009. On June 11, 1992, Deb married Jon Fultz, who also survives. Others surviving include sisters Kathy Powers, Rochester, and Vickie (Tom) Snyder, Temperance, Mich.; twin daughters, Tonya (Larry) Williams, Logansport, and Sonya Ibarra, Delphi; son Craig Potts, Delphi; nine grandchildren; two stepsons; and three stepgrandsons. In keeping with her wish to help others, Deb requested that her body be donated for scientific research. A celebration of the life of Deb Fultz will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hickory Creek at Rochester, the American Cancer Society or Hope Hospice would be appreciated. Tim Ray Tim RAY, 42, of Pennsylvania Ave., Plymouth, died Saturday at his residence. Survivors include three sisters, Debbie Spoor, Plymouth; Donna Stiles, Koontz Lake; and Cheri Bottorff, Knox. And two brothers, Steve Ray, South Carolina, and J. Ray, Plymouth. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Richard Dezelan Richard "Dick" DEZELAN, 74, of Noblesville, died April 17 at the Yellow Rose Unit at Methodist Hospice in Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Margie Dezelan; daughter Denise Sejalon, Commerce Township, Mich.; son David Dezelan, Fishers; daughter Debra Dezelan, Fishers; son Daniel R. Dezelan, Fishers; and daughter Mary Diane Vandivier, Belleville, Mich. Services were April 20 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Noblesville. Arrangements were entrusted to Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, Fishers. Jack L. Rhody Feb. 27, 1940-May 4, 2010 Jack L. RHODY, 70, of Royal Center, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Jack was born Feb. 27, 1940, in Logansport to Millard "Pete" and Marr (Conn) Rhody. He was married Dec. 8, 1962, in Royal Center to Bonnie B. Brandt. Jack was a brick mason for 50 years. He served as a foreman for the Zilokowski Co. before retiring. He was a member of Logansport Elks Lodge No. 66 and Royal Center Masonic Lodge No. 585. He was also a member of the Baptist Christian Church in Royal Center. Jack enjoyed spending time attending his grandchildren's activities and, since 1989, time at home on the Tippecanoe Lake. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie B. Rhody, Royal Center; two daughters, Tracey Rhody, Royal Center, and Shelly Turnpaugh and husband Vearl, Bringhurst; a brother, Max Rhody and wife Sandy, Las Vegas, Nev.; a granddaughter, Alisha Turnpaugh; two grandsons, Zachary Turnpaugh and Tanner Turnpaugh; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by six sisters, Patsy Jeroski, Nancy Carol Rhody, Imogene Strauch, Georgie Swisher, Phyllis Achepohl

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and Gretchen Rivers; and three brothers, Fred Rhody, John Rhody and Millard "Moe" Rhody. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. There will be an Elks memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. Thursday, May 6, 2010 Richard Dezelan Richard “Dick” DEZELAN, 74, of Noblesville, died April 17 at the Yellow Rose Unit at Methodist Hospice in Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Margie Dezelan; daughter Denise Sejalon, Commerce Township, Mich.; son David Dezelan, Fishers; daughter Debra Dezelan, Fishers; son Daniel R. Dezelan, Fishers; and daughter Mary Diane Vandivier, Belleville Mich. Services were April 20 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Noblesville. Arrangements were entrusted to Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, Fishers. Dorothy M. Smith Dorothy Marcella SMITH, 71, of 201 N. Walnut St., Mentone, died at 11:31 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

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Friday, May 7, 2010 Reatha L. Ballenger Jan. 23, 1911-May 5, 2010 Reatha L. BALLENGER, 99, of Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Reatha was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Mentone to Ike and Goldie (McIntyre) Jefferies. She was married March 23, 1929, in Warsaw to Gerald A. Ballenger, who passed away Sept. 14, 1994. Reatha worked at Armour's Creamery and she was the hostess at the Steer Inn in the '60s as well as being a homemaker. Reatha attended Beaver Dam High School. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia and husband Mickey Eaton, Warsaw, and Diana and husband Larry Nellans, Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kevin Eaton, Neal Nellans and Shelby Nellans Coleman; four great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Berniece Ballenger; a brother, Deverl "Doc" Jefferies; and a grandson, Kim Eaton. Private family services will be held Saturday with Pastor Rodney Ruberg officiating. Services were entrusted to King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Dorothy M. Smith Dorothy Marcella SMITH, 71, of 201 N. Walnut St., Mentone, and formerly of Argos, died Tuesday at her residence. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Richardson, Mentone; a son, Robert Jason Smith, Knox; and two brothers, Jerry McGriff, Lawrence, Kan., and Paul Gene McGriff, Millington, Tenn.

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Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Saturday, May 8, 2010 Leonard Beehler Leonard BEEHLER, 92, of Kewanna, died at 9:30 p.m., Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Pauline E. Snyder Pauline E. SNYDER, 86, 9964 E. 16th Road, Argos, died Friday at 12:30 a.m. at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Survivors include daughters Phyllis Jean Shivers and Ruth Kay Rinard, both of Argos, and Patsy Ann Singery, Inwood; sisters Donna Wargon and Rose Mary Harter, both of Goshen; and brother L. Jay Deisch, Huntertown. Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Argos United Methodist Church. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Thomas D. Thompson Thomas D. "Tom" THOMPSON, 70, of 1505 Mitchell Drive, Rochester, died at 4:20 a.m. Friday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester. Monday, Mary 10, 2010 Leonard Beehler Leonard BEEHLER, 92, of Kewanna, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

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Born Aug. 20, 1917, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Alvin and Grace (Crum) Beehler. On Oct. 8, 1940, he married Mary B. Wagoner, and she preceded him in death April 25, 1987. Leonard was a 1935 Richland Center High School graduate. He was a lifelong farmer and formerly had worked at various steel fabrication factories in the South Bend area as a burner. Leonard was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church, and he enjoyed woodworking and mushroom hunting. Survivors include his children, Sheila Warner, Kewanna; Charles Beehler and wife Betty, Walton; and Bruce Beehler and wife Ann, Kewanna. And his grandchildren, Linda Murphy and husband Hans, Carmel; Lt. Cmdr. Michael Warner, San Diego; Kevin Robertson, Fort Wayne; Sandy Dubois, Peru; Andy Grist and wife Alicia, Galveston; Todd Beehler and wife Paula, Rochester; Troy Beehler and wife Shoda, Rochester; and Traci Coursey and husband Tom, St. Joseph, Ill. He is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Velma Ehresman. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pastor Don Meyer will officiate and burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek at Rochester and/or one's favorite charity. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Beehler family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Delores A. Hollar Delores A. HOLLAR, 75, of 332 Grove St., Logansport, died at 8:51 a.m. Sunday at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

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Thomas D. Thompson Thomas D. "Tom" THOMPSON, loved by all who knew him, united with the Lord on Friday after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side. Tom was born Sept. 7, 1939, in St. Louis, Mich., the son of Jack and Dorothy (Leonard) Thompson. He graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in Lansing, Mich., where he met the love of his life, Patricia A. "Pat" Stiles. They were married July 26, 1958. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Charles. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. "Pat" Thompson, Rochester. His four children, Michael and wife Judy Thompson, Bloomington, Ill.; Tara Richie, Rochester; Kellie Miller, Fishers; and Todd and wife Tammy Thompson, Bradenton, Fla. Seven grandchildren, Eric and Dayne Thompson, Nathan Endris, Geoffrey and Emily Miller, and Tyler and Timmy Thompson; and two greatgrandchildren, one of whom was blessed to be born the day of Tom's passing. Three brothers, Jess and wife Fran Thompson, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; David Thompson, Perry, Mich.; and Jack and wife Faye Thompson, Grand Ledge, Mich. And a sister-in-law, Ann Thompson, Laingsburg, Mich. Tom worked for Kroger in Lansing, Mich., before moving in 1964 to New Carlisle, where he worked as a salesman for Eckrich Meat Co. In 1978, Tom and Pat moved to Rochester to own and operate the Flagpole Drive-in until retirement in 2004, after which he devoted much of his time to helping Pat, an award-winning artist, with her art shows. Tom never met a stranger and always had a story or joke to leave you with a smile. He had many hobbies, though none more important than his tireless commitment to his faith, family and community. A Walk to Emmaus forever changed Tom's life in 1999 as he became a very active member of Rochester's Trinity United Methodist Church, where he helped form a men's breakfast group in 2009. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service celebrating Tom's accomplished life at Trinity United Methodist Church, 801

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Jefferson St., Rochester, on Saturday at noon. The service will be officiated by Pastor Buck Padilla. A calling will precede the memorial service at the church, beginning at 10 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church in Rochester on behalf of Tom. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Tuesday, Mary 11, 2010 Philip M. Hatch Feb. 14, 1939-May 8, 2010 Philip Michael "Mike" HATCH, 71, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer. He very peacefully passed away with his family by his side in Indianapolis. Mike was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Rochester to Roscoe J. "Bill" and Mary M. (Kindig) Hatch. He was a 1957 graduate of Culver Military Academy, followed by Manchester College and Ball State University. He was a devoted husband for 45 years, a loving and caring father to three children, and a nurturing grandfather to five granddaughters. Surviving him is wife, Linda Burton; children Heidi and Mike Pozsgai, Gretchen and Joe Bricker, and Michael Hatch; granddaughters Kemper, Clarice and Mimi Bricker and Gabi and Ali Pozsgai; and three nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Lou Hatch in 1936 and Marilee Zimmerman in 1995. Mike will be remembered for his outlandishly great personality and charismatic ways. He dedicated his entire life to his family. A celebration of life will be held Friday at the Broadmoor Country Club, 2155 Kessler Blvd., West Drive, Indianapolis, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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In lieu of flowers and to honor his memories, contributions can be made to the Department of Natural Resources, c/o The Judy Burton Nature Preserve, 402 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, or St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 N. Payne Road, Indianapolis. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, 740 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, www.leppertmortuary.com. David A. Heisler Feb. 2, 1966-May 5, 2010 David Allen "Dave" HEISLER, 44, of 7 Essex St., Salem, Mass., died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Dave was born Feb. 2, 1966, in Rochester to Franklin W. and Jane B. Heisler. He was married to Elizabeth Coughlan on Sept. 7, 1996, in Delaware. Dave graduated from Rochester High School in 1984 and Purdue University in 1988. He worked for Siemans Software PLM in Cinncinati, Ohio. His hobbies included herding and agility training with his Belgian Tervuren dogs, knife collecting, and coin collecting. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Coughlan, Salem, Mass.; his beloved Tervuren dog, Cash; sister Phyllis Heisler, Oxford, N.C.; a brother, Glenn and Shannon Heisler, Delta Junction, Alaska; a sister, Barbara and Tony Matthews, Oxford, N.C.; and aunts, an uncle, and cousins in Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jane Heisler on March 28, 2006, and Franklin Heisler on Feb. 28, 2004; paternal grandparents Wayne and Agnes Heisler; maternal grandparents Glenn and Leota Groover; sister Rosemary Schneck; and his best friend, Harry. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gonet Funeral Home, Salem, Mass., with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instead of flowers you may make a donation to the Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, American Heart

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Association, an animal charity of your choice or any other charity of your choice. Delores A. Hollar Delores Ann (Guyse) HOLLAR, 75, of 332 Grove St., Logansport, died Sunday at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Bleicher, Logansport; two sons, Michael L. Guyse, Syracuse, and Kenneth W. Guyse, Argos; sister Leona Good, Rochester; and two brothers, Lawrence Rude, Logansport, and Newton Rude Jr., Lebanon. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Beverly J. Jennings Beverly J. JENNINGS, 77, of 652 W. Marshall St., Argos, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Paul D. Rager March 23, 1924-May 10, 2010 Paul Dean RAGER, 86, a Pretty Lake area resident in Plymouth, died at 5:16 p.m. Monday in his home following an illness. The son of Paul W. Rager and Henrietta (Williamson) Rager, he was born March 23, 1924. On April 2, 1967, he married Barbara A. McKinney in Anderson. She survives. Dean was a veteran of World War II, serving as a paratrooper with the 334th, a special unit attached to the 101st Screaming Eagles Airborne Division. He served from 1943 to 1946 in Italy and France.

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He graduated from Pierceton High School in 1942 and Manchester College in 1949. He went on to receive a master's in administration and education from Indiana University in 1954. Dean served many years in the education field. He was a high school teacher and coach at Sidney High School from 1949 to 1950. He taught fifth grade in the Monticello school system and served as junior high track and football coach from 1954 to 1959. He spent six years as the South Whitley High School principal from 1959 to 1965 and 12 years as the Akron elementary and junior high principal from 1965 to 1977. His last principal's position was at West Elementary School in Plymouth from 1977 to 1990. After retirement in 1990, Dean served as a student teacher supervisor for Ball State University and IUSB. In the fall of 2000 he was asked to serve as the interim principal for Webster School in Plymouth. Dean was a past member of the South Whitley and Akron Lions clubs and the Akron United Methodist Church. He served as president of District Area No. 5 of the Indiana Association of School Principals. He was also a past member of Plymouth Country Club and served on the board. Dean had numerous hobbies, which included photography; he took many wedding and school yearbook pictures. He was a life member of the U.S. Chess Federation and taught hundreds of children that attended his schools as well as those at the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club to play chess. Along with several of his friends, he built six Y-Flyer sailboats and helped start the Y-Flyer Fleet on Winona Lake and served as the fleet commander. Later, when he moved to Akron he sailed C-Scows on Lake Manitou and served as the fleet commander. Dean was also an avid golfer while a member of Plymouth Country Club. He loved to write and penned numerous short stories and poems. As an avid reader he always had a book by his side. Dean is also survived by three daughters, Pam and Mike McFarland, Akron; Rene and Shauli Rosen-Rager, Hemet, Calif.; and Christa Smith, Zionsville. One son, Delmar Rager, New Orleans, La.;

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five grandchildren, Bethany, Ryan, Yoni, Chelsea and Austin; one great-grandchild; one brother, Jack Rager, Pierceton; and two sisters, Marilee Bailey, Pierceton, and Nancy Schuman, Del Norte, Colo. Dean was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Judith Rager. As were Dean's wishes, there will be no visitation or public services, and a family memorial celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Dean's name may be made to the Marshall County Boys and Girls Club, 314 E. Jefferson St., Plymouth, IN 46563; the Plymouth Public Library, 201 N. Center St., Plymouth; or to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center St., Suite C, Plymouth. The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, is assisting with arrangements. Notes of condolence may be made to the family on the funeral home website, www.johnson-danielson.com. Thursday, May 13, 2010 Beverly J. Jennings Beverly June JENNINGS, 77, of 652 W. Marshall St., Argos, went home to be with the Lord at 6:55 p.m. Monday at her daughter's residence. Survivors include her husband, Loren M. Jennings, Pleasant Lake; two daughters, Cheri Cheramie, Norton, Ohio, and Jeanie Brown, Argos; a son, Chris Jennings, Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Donna Gates, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Jean Nunnallee, Lavernia, Texas; and two brothers, Leon Hapner, Comstock, Mich., and Carl Hapner, Chiefland, Fla. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday with calling one hour prior to the service at the First Baptist Church, Argos.

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Friday, May 14, 2010 Laura M. Fish Laura M. FISH, 87, a lifetime Marshall and Fulton County resident, died Wednesday at her home. Survivors include her daughter, Gloria J. Swing, Kewanna; her son, Everett M. Fish, Lake City, Fla.; and two brothers, Lawrence Weaver, Acampo, Calif., and Bob Weaver, Plymouth. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the JohnsonDanielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with services following immediately at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 No Obituaries Monday, May 17, 2010 Nita J. Wieringa Nita J. WIERINGA, 79, of Culver, died Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Bill G. Griffis A graveside memorial service for Bill G. GRIFFIS, who died Jan. 2, will be at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Summit Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Bourbon on Indiana 10. Floyd U. Kelly Oct. 6, 1921-May 15, 2010 Floyd Udell KELLY, 88, of Rochester, passed away Saturday. Floyd was born in Livingston, Ill., on Oct. 6, 1921, and was the first son of Cole F. and Elizabeth Bessie (nee Prosser) Kelly. He

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married Opal Pearl (nee Perry) Kelly on Oct. 3, 1942. She preceded him in death July 10, 1999, after 56 1/2 years of marriage. Floyd graduated from Adams School in 1936 and attended Gillespie High School in Illinois. He went on to attend the Hollup School of Welding and Engineering in Chicago. Floyd entered the U.S. Army in 1942, where he served as a staff sergeant in the ETO with the 482 AAA AW BN 9th Armored Division. He worked 24 years for Inland Steel and several years prior to that at Graver Tank, before retiring to Lake Manitou in Rochester. Floyd is survived by his three children, Floyd Thomas (Barbara) Kelly, Rochester; Ronald (Barbara) Kelly, Minooka, Ill.; and Patricia, nee Kelly, (James) Malloy, Cincinnati, Ohio. He leaves behind nine grandchildren, Corey (Sherri) Kelly, Texas; Sean Kelly, Rochester; Jeffrey Kelly, Bonfield, Ill.; Nicholas and Matthew Kelly, Minooka, Ill., David Malloy, Orange County, Calif.; Jeffery Malloy, Calif.; Perry, nee Malloy, (Chris) Grein, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Josh Malloy, Newport, Ky. He is also survived by three greatgrandchildren, Brooklynn, Addy and Monte Grein; one brother, James Kelly, Gillespie, Ill.; and a sister, Lorraine Bakewell, Gretna, La. He was preceded in death by sister Alvera (nee Kelly) Hill and brother Ronald L. Kelly. Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland. Friends are invited to meet with the family today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service. Please visit www.mem.com. Odon L. McClain Odon Lee McCLAIN, 74, of Schereville, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

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Wilbur L. McSherry Wilbur L. McSHERRY, 95, of 5353 S. 600 West, Claypool (Burket community), died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Nita J. Wieringa Nita J. WIERINGA, 79, of Culver, died Saturday at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her husband, William L. Wieringa; two sons, Larry and Chuck Wieringa, both of Knox; two daughters, Mary Guyse, Syracuse, and Connie James, Ora; and a sister, Helen Brady, Watseka, Ill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the service Thursday. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Opal Coleman Opal COLEMAN, 70, of 6203 W. 200 North, Rochester, died Tuesday morning in Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Wilbur L. McSherry Dec. 3, 1914-May 17, 2010 Wilbur L. McSHERRY, 95, a lifetime area resident living at 5353 S. County Road 600 West, Claypool (Burket community), died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor of Warsaw. Wilbur was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Kosciusko County at his current residence to Frederick and Dora Alice (Tucker) McSherry. He was married by the Rev. Sholty on July 25, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Helen L. Hagans, and she survives. Wilbur was a lifetime farmer who raised livestock and grain.

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Wilbur graduated from Burket High School in 1932 where he played basketball, baseball and later was a bowler and played softball. Wilbur was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church for many years. He was also a member of the Kosciusko County Historical Society. Wilbur loved to fish. He enjoyed fishing trips to Minnesota and Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Helen L. McSherry, Claypool; two sons, Fred and wife Marilyn McSherry, Burket, and Steve and wife Diane McSherry, Mentone; four grandchildren, Kevin McSherry, Keith McSherry, Cindy Hathaway and Stephanie Widmeir; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six sisters, four brothers and two granddaughters. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, with Pastor Gary Loy and Pastor Sam Carns officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. Memorial contributions may be made to Burket United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Burket, IN 46508. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Oden L. McClain Oden Lee McCLAIN, 74, of Schererville, died Monday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Retha, and nine children, Cynthia McClain; Robert McClain, Whiting; Michael E. Chandler, Portage; Veronica "Vicki" L. McClain, Hammond; Jeffrey G. Chandler, China Springs, Texas; Crystal A. Kleckner, Chenoa, Ill.; Regina McClain, Peru; Tammy L. Meyers, Lake Station; and Tracy L. Gore, St. John. Also surviving are two sisters, Barbara E. Stoner, Peru, and Donna M. Welty, Elkhart; and one brother, Hal W. McClain, Denver. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, St. John, with visitation from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

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Funeral arrangements are being handled by McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Thursday, May 20, 2010 Opal J. Coleman May 11, 1940-May 18, 2010 Opal J. COLEMAN, 70, of 6203 W. 200 North, Rochester, passed away Tuesday. On May 11, 1940, she was born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Charley and Dorothy (Imel) Artist, and had lived all of her life in Fulton County. Robert E. Coleman and Opal were married in 1954; he preceded her in death. Later she married Howard Rouser in 1965, who also preceded her in death. Opal was a homemaker, and had been employed at Walker's of Culver. She was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles auxiliaries, all of Rochester. After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, reading, bingo, euchre and word search puzzles, and could often be seen on the dance floor. She was the gem of the family. Opal is survived by three daughters, Penny Wilburn, Rochester; Dorothy Stoner and husband Steven, Sparta, Tenn.; and Cindy Coleman, Rochester. One son, Robert Coleman and wife Linda, Lake Station; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Delcia DeGroff; and two brothers, Francis and Cletus Artist. A celebration of the life of Opal Coleman will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Jerry Pitman officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Friday. Interment will follow the service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery west of Rochester.Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through [email protected]

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Russell D. Spangle Oct. 19, 1957-May 18, 2010 Pastor Russell Dean SPANGLE, 52, of 5828 Skipton Court, Noblesville, and formerly of Silver Lake, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; he passed away at his residence Tuesday at 2 a.m. Russell was born to Duane and Becky (Manns) Spangle on Oct. 19, 1957, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He graduated from Warsaw High School in 1976. In 1976 at Silver Lake, he married Brenda Lynn England and they resided in Silver Lake. He was employed at Spangle Construction until 1990. From 1990 until 1998 he was associate pastor at New Life Christian Church and World Outreach, Warsaw. In 1998, he commenced pastoring Faith Family Church in Sheridan, and served until his passing. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Brenda, Noblesville, and three daughters, Cassandra Spangle, Lubbock, Texas; Melanie (Bobby) Morris, Levelland, Texas; and Katherine Spangle, Noblesville. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Bo, Britt, Bryan and Maddison; his parents, Duane and Becky Spangle, Claypool; two brothers, Bruce (Lori) Spangle, Claypool, and Brian (Tamie) Spangle, Leesburg; and two sisters, Cheryl (Larry) Gibson, North Manchester, and Dana (Gale) Owens, Silver Lake. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. until 6:55 p.m. at New Life Christian Church and World Outreach, 744 S. 325 East, Warsaw. The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. at the church officiated by Pastor John B. Lowe. Interment will be made at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. In his memory, those that wish may donate to the Faith Family Church, 5828 Skipton Court, Noblesville, IN 46062. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home's website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.

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Friday, May 21, 2010 No Obituaries Saturday, May 22, 2010 Jack K. Overmyer Rochester lost its best friend and biggest fan Friday morning when Jack K. OVERMYER, 85, died of lung disease at his Lake Manitou home. Overmyer, owner and president of The Rochester Sentinel, spent his working life at the forefront of community and professional organizations. A relentless champion of his hometown, he was a successful journalist, historian, author and businessman. Overmyer was at the vanguard of successful efforts to bring the Hart Schaffner & Marx and Torin factories to Rochester. He helped found the Fulton County Historical Society and the Round Barn Festival. He held leadership roles in the Rochester Kiwanis Club, Fulton County Players, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Fist Federal Savings Bank and the Republican Party. His encyclopedic knowledge of Rochester’s history flavored much of his writing and reporting in the Sentinel. His book “A Stupendous Effort: The 87th Indiana in the War of the Rebellion” traced Fulton County soldiers in the Civil War, where they played a pivotal role in the Battle of Chickamauga. It was published by Indiana University in 1997. He wrote and published three other books – compilations of his speeches and pieces from his long-running Sentinel Column, Considered Comment. Their titles were “Reflections of a Hoosier Editor,” “Reflections of a Hoosier Editor Resumed” and “Gatherings.” He was working on a fifth book, titled “Summing Up,” at the time of his death. His final Sentinel column ran Tuesday. Overmyer was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1999. Publishers from one end of the state to the other sought his counsel.

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In 2009, he won first place in the Hoosier State Press Association editorial general commentary contest. His winning columns discussed his late wife Marge and the creation of Woodlawn Hospital. It was a fitting bookend to his career. Overmyer was elected to the HSPA board of directors in 1964. As first chairman of the HSPA Newsroom Seminar, he created Indiana’s first statewide news writing contest in 1967. He was president of the HSPA from 1968 to 1969. He connected with Rochester Middle School students who studied his work. After hearing him speak and studying his work, RMS kids created a play based on his writings titled “Saturday Afternoon in Rochester With Jack” and performed it at the Fulton County Historical Society museum. They also persuaded city fathers to name Dec. 12, 2009, Jack K. Overmyer Day. Overmyer donated his extensive Civil War library to the Fulton County Historical Society. For all his interest in history, he was no stranger to the modern world. Until the very end, he was adept at navigating the Internet. He bought an iPhone this year. Jack Kingery Overmyer was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Rochester to Charles Stephen and Edyth Kingery Overmyer. His mother died May 7, 1957; his father on Sept. 16, 1978. He represented the fourth generation of Overmyers to reside in Fulton County. His sister, June Brinkroeger, Rochester, survives. He lived in Rochester his entire life except for the years 1942 to 1952, which he spent in Bloomington and Indianapolis. He and his wife spent 10 winters on Sanibel Island, Fla., and 15 more in Scottsdale. Ariz. On June 1, 1946, in South Bend, he married Margery Louise Hodson. They met while students at Indiana University. Mrs. Overmyer died April 22, 2009, after a nine-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a member of the Rochester High School Class of 1941 and a graduate of Columbia Elementary School. He majored in government and political science at Indiana University, Class of 1946.

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Jack and Marge had four daughters: Laura and husband Fred Brown, LaGrange, Ind.; Elizabeth and husband Gary Madlem, Rochester; Sarah O. and husband W.S. Wilson, Rochester; and the late Jennifer K. Overmyer, Indianapolis.. They had four grandchildren: Jack Oldroyd, Elkhart; Luke and wife Nancy Wilson, Waddy, Ky.; Hannah Josephine Overmyer Wilson , Loughborough, England; and the late Robert Nelson, LaGrange. They had one greatgrandson: Drake Browing Wilson, Waddy, Ky. Overmyer’s newspaper career began as sports editor for the Rochester News-Sentinel prior to his senior year in high school. He remained on staff as general news reporter for a year after high school graduation, then enrolled at Indiana University in May 1942. While a student at Indiana University, he served three years – 1943 to 1946 – as athletic information director for Indiana University, publicizing all Hoosier athletic teams throughout the nation. During that span, IU won its first Big Ten football championship, in 1945. In 1946, he joined the sports staff of The Indianapolis Star and for six years was that newspaper’s chief college sports writer, covering Big Ten and Indiana college athletics, as well as Indianapolis Indiana baseball, Indianapolis Caps hockey and state golf tournaments. Between sports seasons, he was the sports department copy desk chief. Overmyer was managing editor of The Rochester NewsSentinel and Sentinel (renamed in 1961) from 1952-1966. He became editor and publisher in 1966, president of The Sentinel Corp. in 1970 and assumed full ownership of the newspaper in July 1976. At Indiana University, he was president of his social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon and of the campus chapter of professional journalism fraternity Sigma Delta Chi. He was a member of the Blue Key and Skull and Crescent honorary organizations and was sports editor of the Indiana Daily Student campus newspaper and Arbutus, the university yearbook. He enlisted in the U.S. Army’s Enlisted Reserve Corps while an IU student in 1942 and was given medical discharge in May 1943. He

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was managing editor of The News-Sentinel for three months that summer before returning to college in September 1943. In Rochester, Overmyer was president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Cub and of the Fulton County Players, acting in many of the group’s stage productions, musicals and plays. He was the first president of the Fulton Count Historical Society and editor-founder of its Quarterly publication. He was a member of the committee that organized construction of Rochester’s city pool, a director of the United Community Givers (the United Way predecessor) and a member of the Lake Manitou Yacht Club. Then-Indiana Gov. Roger Branigin appointed Overmyer a trustee of Indiana Educational Services Foundation in 1968. The board elected him secretary. He was a director of the Indian State Chamber of Commerce from 1975 to 1987 and received the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Community Service award in 1977. He was named a director of First Federal Savings Bank in 1974 and continued to serve as director emeritus until his death. He was a former member of Indiana University’s Legislative Advisory Council and Indiana Civil Defense Advisory Council. He was former member of All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis. He was a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges, the Indianapolis Press Club, the Columbia Club of Indianapolis, the Nature Conservancy, the Art institute of Chicago and the North Carolina chapter of the Royal Order of Raggedy Ass Reporters. Funeral services are at 1 p.m.. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home Rochester. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the hour of services. He will be interred at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jennifer K. Overmyer Memorial Fund for Rochester School Libraries via the Fulton County Community Foundation. Fulton County Historical Society or Vernon Manor Children’s Home, 1955 Vernon St., Wabash, IN 46992.

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Monday, May 24, 2010 Eugene W. Holmes Jan. 24, 1935-May 22, 2010 Eugene W. HOLMES, 75, of Rochester and a former resident of Kewanna, passed away at 7:52 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. He was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Constantine, Mich. He was a 1981 graduate of Albion High School in Michigan. Eugene was known in Kewanna as having a paper route. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winamac and he enjoyed puzzles and crossword puzzles. Survivors include his brother, Lewis Holmes, and special friends, David and Sue Webb, Kewanna. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Pastor Mark Pilger will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Harold L. Sutton Sr. Jan. 23, 1935-May 21, 2010 Harold L. SUTTON Sr., 75, of Kewanna, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Friday at his residence. Born Jan. 23, 1935, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late James Franklin and Ruth (Kistler) Sutton. On Feb. 21, 1976, he married Phyllis J. Calhoun, and she preceded him in death July 31, 2008. Harold was a 1953 Metea High School graduate. He had formerly worked at Wilson's in Logansport and he retired from Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna. Harold attended Kewanna United Methodist Church and he also enjoyed gardening.

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Survivors include his children, Harold Sutton Jr. and wife Krista, Bourbon; Robert Sutton and wife Sandy, Kewanna; Linda Reinholt and husband Art, Monterey; and Mary Wilcox, Knox. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Frances Calhoun, Leiters Ford; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one son, Jim Sutton; two sisters; and one grandson. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor Steven McPeek will officiate and burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Sutton family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Joyce A. Thomas Feb. 20, 1945-May 22, 2010 Joyce Ann THOMAS, 65, of South Whitley, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday of natural causes. She was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Dale J. and Shirley M. (Waters) Reiff. Her formative years were spent in Whitley County. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1963. She was employed for 32 years at Invensys Controls in North Manchester in the shipping/receiving department. She also owned and operated Joyce's Carwash in North Manchester. In recent years, she and her husband ran J.T. Transportation Service. On April 30, 2006, she married John Thomas in Hawaii, where they spent their honeymoon before returning to their South Whitley home, which they restored and remodeled. They attended the same church as children and grew up one mile apart.

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She was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. Her hobbies were taking pictures over the years of which she made over 50 beautiful scrapbooks. Joyce was instrumental in keeping her high school classmates as a close group and coordinated activities with her co-workers. Surviving relatives include her husband, John; a daughter, Denise (Nelson) Constantine, Lawrenceburg Ga.; two grandchildren; a great grandson; her mother, Shirley Reiff, Columbia City; a brother, Steve (Doris) Reiff, South Whitley; a stepson; and two stepdaughters. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. The burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, South Whitley. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com. Michael E. Gullett Michael E. GULLETT, 53, of Peru, died Monday at his residence. Survivors include his mother, Nancy Gullett, Peru; four children, Mike Gullett Jr., Holly Gullett, Angel Gullett and Tony Gullett; one brother, Butch Gullett; and one sister, Vicki Meier. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Orville Prater Orville PRATER, 65, of Hyden, Ky., and formerly of Akron and Rochester areas, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the Appalachian Medical Center, Hazard, Ky. Local arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Carma Jackson Carma JACKSON, 54, of 4667 E. Indiana 14, Rochester, died at 2:59 a.m. Tuesday at IU Med Center, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Orville Prater July 15, 1944-May 23, 2010 Mr. Orville PRATER was born July 15, 1944, and departed this life Sunday at the Hazard ARH Medical Center in Hazard, Ky., at the age of 65 years. He was the son of the late Harry Prater and the late Pollie (Hale) Prater. He had been a resident of Leslie County, Ky., for the last 10 years, moving there from Indiana. He retired from hauling milk for Foremost Farms and had also driven truck for Dick Ogle Trucking. He was a member of the Stinnett Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and hunting as hobbies. He loved listening to bluegrass music. He leaves the following relatives surviving: wife Audrey Prater, Wendover, Ky. Four sons, Paul Prater and wife Debbie, Gilead; Greg Prater and wife Amy, Akron; Sherman Garringer and wife Barb, Rochester; and Michael Garringer and wife Brandy, Oregon. A daughter, Lorie Carpenter and husband Fred, Rochester; one brother, A.C. Prater and wife Joann, Rochester; one sister, Ella Manns and husband Lawrence, Warsaw; grandchildren Ryne, Caleb, Jennifer, Taylor, Sahra, Katie, Kinzie, Layne, Isabella, Evelyn and Matt; and a great-grandchild, Alayna. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Virginia Rawlins; and brother Monroe Prater. A visitation service was held at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home, Hyden, Ky., on Tuesday. Visitation will be held locally Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, and funeral services for Orville will be at 11

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a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Whitaker officiating. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Carol A. Shull March 3, 1961-May 24, 2010 Carol Ann SHULL, 49, 1417 Elm St., Rochester, passed into eternity on Monday at 9:37 a.m. at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She often talked about her faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and was sure someday she would be in Heaven. No one expected it would be so soon. Carol was born March 3, 1961, to Gerald and Lois (LaVerata) Barr in Libertyville, Ill. She graduated from The Christian School in Prairie du Sac, Wis. Carol married William E. Shull on July 3, 1982, in Fox Lake, Ill., and he survives. They had five children together, Rebecca A. (Roy) Duncan, Akron, Ohio; Jeremiah W. (Heidi) Shull, Rochester; William E. (Lori) Shull Jr., McHenry, Ill.; Daniel Shull, who preceded her in death; and James M. Shull, Rochester. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Ashlynn, Jaren, Landon, Jonathen, Quinlan, Olivia, Andrew and Kevin; her father, Gerald Barr, Libertyville, Ill. Brother and sisters, Jerry (Barbara) Barr, Antioch, Ill.; Laurie (Chuck) Norman, Waterloo, Iowa; Beverly (Eugene) Whitlock, Waterloo, Iowa; and Kathy Goote, Grand Rapids, Mich. And nieces and nephews, Greg, Ruth, Dena, Liz, Sandy, Benjamin, Ron and Jonathon. She was also preceded in death by her mother and a nephew, Andrew. Carol was interested in being with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards, attending gospel music concerts at her church and the CDs she was able to get from the groups. She was a faithful member of Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe, where she enjoyed the classes, the services and the concerts, which she seldom missed.

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Carol had been disabled for several years with renal failure that required her to have three dialysis treatments each week. Before her illness she worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Hart Schaffner & Marx. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for her son James or the Riverview Community Church. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Jeanne B. Renbarger June 30, 1924-May 24, 2010 Jeanne B. RENBARGER, 85, went home to be with the Lord at 9:50 p.m. Monday. She passed on at Hospice House of Elkhart County due to natural causes following a catastrophic stroke May 5. She has been reunited with her loving husband, Dean Renbarger, who preceded her in death May 22, 2000. Mrs. Renbarger leaves behind her daughter, Susan Kelley, South Bend; two granddaughters, Sierra (Joe) Hooten, South Bend, and Jourdan A. Huys, Chicago; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Robbie, Serenity and Abby. Jeanne was a longtime member of the Southlawn United Methodist Church in South Bend. She was a retired language arts teacher for the South Bend Community School Corp., finishing her career at Riley High School. She enjoyed volunteering at the South Bend Center for History museum in her retirement. Jeanne was a devoted friend to many and the beloved matriarch of her family. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her many friends, family and students. Visitation will take place at Hanley & Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home located at West Ireland Road/Indiana 23, South Bend, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held

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Tuesday in Hartford City at the Hartford City Cemetery, located on Indiana 26. The family requests that all memorial contributions be made to Southlawn United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 10043, South Bend, IN 46680. Cremation has taken place. The Hanley & Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home handled arrangements and services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Renbarger family. Thursday, May 27, 2010 Carmella L. Jackson Carmella Lether JACKSON, 53, of 4667 E. Indiana 14, Rochester, died Tuesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Survivors include a daughter, Nicole "Sunshine" Hoyt Phillips, Clintwood, Va.; two sons, Eric Hoyt, Pound, Va., and Jason Phillips, Paragould, Ark.; mother Bureatta Dawkins, Quincy, Fla.; and a sister, Debra Kim Senft, Emporia, Kan. Four brothers, Alaric Vince Mullins, Crawfordville, Fla.; Rodney Fulton Mullins, Middlesboro, Ky.; Terry Lee Dawkins, Quincy, Fla.; and Jeffery Len Dawkins, Quincy, Fla., also survive. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Beatrice P. Lewis Beatrice Pauline LEWIS, 93, of 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died Wednesday at Wynnfield Crossing. Survivors include a daughter, Roxann Murphy, Rochester; two sons, Edward Lewis, Twelve Mile, and Jerry Lewis, Rochester; a sister, Lorene Morgan, Rochester; and a brother, Gerald Briney, Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service.

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Joseph M. Oliver Jan. 11, 1927-May 25, 2010 Joseph M. OLIVER, 83, of 1319 Hill Street, Rochester, passed away Tuesday at his home. Joe was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Cass County, to Charles and Grace (Sloop) Oliver, one of four children. Joe fell in love and married Barbara Eschelman on Dec. 25, 1947, at Young America. Together they raised five children. Joe was a farmer and a construction worker, and he loved woodworking and worked for the railroad. Joe was a proud Army veteran serving in the Pacific during World War II. He also loved to fish and go camping. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, Rochester. His sons, Hal (Susie) Oliver, Logansport; Greg (Vicki) Oliver, Austin, Texas; Phil (Cheryl) Oliver, Twelve Mile; and John Oliver, Logansport. A sister, Meta Jane Nelson, Logansport; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by son Robert Oliver and sisters Louise Pufahl, Royal Center, and Francis Kryder, St. Louis, Mo. Visitation with Joe's family will be Saturday at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home in Rochester from 10 a.m. to noon with funeral services at noon. Private graveside burial services will follow at the Fulton Cemetery in Fulton. Memorials may be given in Joe’s memory to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Friday, May 28, 2010 Beatrice P. Lewis July 8, 1916-May 26, 2010 Beatrice Pauline "Bea" LEWIS, 93, of 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday at Wynnfield Crossing. Bea was born in Fulton County on July 8, 1916, the daughter of Harry C. and Eva (Stanley) Briney. She grew up on a farm in

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Richland Township as one of six children. Sharing her home were twins Irene and Lorene, Gerald and Geraldine, and brother Harold. Another sister, Gertrude, passed away in infancy. Bea was a proud graduate of Richland Center High School. On Sept. 24, 1938, at Koontz Lake, she and her best friend Joe H. Lewis were married. Their union spanned nearly 51 years. They were blessed with three children, Edward, Jerry and Roxann. As the matriarch, Bea's expertise was caring for her family through the years. She also took great pride in planting the family vegetable garden, and later in the summer canning the bountiful harvest for all to enjoy. Her flower gardens were second to none, always enhancing the beauty of the landscape. It was Bea who was on board the Simplicity mowing and manicuring the yard to perfection. A friend to nature, Bea enjoyed feeding the backyard birds and observing them in their habitat. Later Bea and Joe enjoyed adventures in the summertime to many of the provinces of Canada. Visiting locales in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Manitoba were among their favorites. Cruising in their motor home, the adventurers would visit the pristine lakes armed with their casting rods. Bea was a known fisherman, many times landing the catch of the day, from great northern pike to blue gill and pan fish. Bea's favorite lakes were Zink Lake of Fulton County and Manitoba's Lynn Lake. Bea's memberships include the Richland Center United Methodist Church in the early years and more recently the Tiosa Brethren Church. She was a charter member of the 31 Club. Bea never met a stranger and greeted all she met with a warm smile and twinkle in her eye. She leaves behind her loving and adoring family, her many church and neighborhood friends and all others she met along life's journey to cherish her memory. Bea is survived by a daughter, Roxann Murphy and husband Marvin, Rochester; two sons, Edward Lewis and wife Betty, Twelve Mile, and Jerry Lewis and wife Judy, Rochester; five grandchildren, Doug Lewis, Jeff Lewis and wife Jill, Jennifer Lewis, Marci Murphy, and Eric Murphy and wife Cassie; four great-grandchildren, Joseph

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Lewis, Jordan Lewis, Kye Murphy, and Emma Murphy; and a sister, Lorene Morgan, Rochester; and a brother, Gerald Briney, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Geraldine Brown, Irene Town and Gertrude in infancy; a brother, Harold Briney. A celebration of the life of Beatrice Pauline Lewis will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Fred Dorisse officiating. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service. Bea will be laid to eternal rest beside her beloved husband, Joe, at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Preferred memorials may be made to Woodlawn Center, Logansport, or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Kermit O. Burrous Kermit O. BURROUS, 78, of Indianapolis, the former Indiana speaker of the House of Representatives, died Wednesday at Brownsburg Healthcare Center, Brownsburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the New Life United Methodist Church in Mexico in Miami County. A visitation reception will follow the service from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., also at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home, Denver. George F. Weeks George F. WEEKS, 67, died at 2 a.m. Thursday at West Marion Hospital, Ocala, Fla. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 Kermit O. Burrous Oct. 7, 1931-May 26, 2010 Kermit O. BURROUS, 78, of Indianapolis, and formerly of Mexico, Ind., the former Indiana speaker of the House of Representatives, passed away Wednesday. He was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Mexico, the son of W. Harold and Cora (Pugh) Burrous. He graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1949, and attended college at Ball State University, Indiana University-Kokomo and the IU School of Law, Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Anita J. Snyder; a daughter, Deborah L. and son-in-law Allan Reed, Danville, and granddaughter Jessica Reed and her husband, James Cook, and grandson Daniel Reed and his wife, Adrienne; a daughter, Elaine K. and son-in-law Steve Rinehart, Indianapolis, and granddaughters Renee and Emily Rinehart; and a son, Eric Burrous, Greenwood. Also surviving is his sister, Bernita Goble, Peru; a brother-inlaw, David Snyder and his wife, Joan, Peru; two sisters-in-law, Vivian Clark and her husband, Tom, now of Colorado, and Virginia Langston and her husband, Bill, now of Florida; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Kermit farmed in Miami County for the 45 years he and Anita lived in Mexico. He was active in the Mexico United Methodist Church and served in local, state and national offices in the United Methodist Church. He was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 1960, serving nine terms in the House of Representatives, serving Miami County and, at different times, all or portions of Wabash, Cass, Howard and Kosciusko counties. He was elected speaker of the House for three terms, served as caucus chairman for four years, and spent one term as vice chairman of the National Council of State Legislators.

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He remained active after leaving the legislature, serving on the Miami County Redevelopment Council and the Indiana State Rural Development Council. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the New Life United Methodist Church in Mexico, at the intersection of U.S. 31 and County Road 400 North in Miami County. The service will be followed by a visitation reception from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. also in the church fellowship hall. The family would welcome donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, or another charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home, Denver, www.mcclainfh.com. Opal L. Gearhart Feb. 5, 1912-May 27, 2010 Opal Laree GEARHART, 98, of 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, and formerly of 603 E. Walnut St., Akron, died at 10:08 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Opal was born Feb. 5, 1912, in Markle, to Frank Tib and Edna (McPeak) Gearhart, both of whom preceded her in death. Opal was a bookkeeper for Argos Elevator until she retired in 1965. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church. Opal was one of 18 children! Survivors include four sisters, Dorothy Alger and husband Ogden, North Manchester; Ruth Miller and husband Charles, North Manchester; Sharon Meenen, Macy; and Joan Harris and husband Tom, Fulton. Five brothers, Harold Gearhart, Indianapolis; Bill Gearhart and wife Sue, Athens; Dick Gearhart and wife Helen "Mickie," Winamac; Larry Gearhart and wife Donna, Fulton; and Roger Gearhart and wife Janet, Akron. Preceding her in death with her parents were two infant sisters and six brothers, Leonard, Donald, Leo, Ray, Floyd and Max.

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A celebration of the life of Mrs. Opal L. Gearhart will be at noon Sunday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Burial will follow at the Akron Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family at [email protected] JoAnn Prater April 9, 1940-May 28, 2010 JoAnn PRATER, 70, of 318 E. Fourth St., Rochester, went to be with the Lord at 1:17 a.m. Friday surrounded by family at her residence. JoAnn was born April 9, 1940, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Edgar Smith and Eva (Adams) Smith. She was married June 29, 1962, in Silver Lake to A.C. Prater; he survives in Rochester. She first worked at Blue Bell for 18 years. She also owned and operated the Akron Cafe for nine years, as well as working at Peabody Retirement Community and then retiring from Da-Lite Screen Co. in 2005. JoAnn lived in the Rochester and Akron area all her life. She was a member of the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church in Silver Lake, where she devoted many years of service. Survivors include her mother, Eva Smith, Rochester; husband A.C. Prater, Rochester; her daughter, Patty and husband William Leon Cunningham, Akron; her granddaughter, Tiffany and husband Scott Cooksey, Akron. Three grandsons, B.J. and wife Hillary Cunningham, Akron; Chad Cunningham, Akron; and Derrick Cunningham, Akron. Great-granddaughter Kylie Cunningham and great-grandson Ian Cooksey, both of Akron. Five sisters, Joyce Vance, Rochester; Janice and husband Gary Howes, Salyersville, Ky.; Sharon and husband David Randall, Silver Lake; Lynda and husband Ted Richard, Rochester; and Lisa and husband, Pastor Frank Whitaker, Akron. Five brothers, James Smith, Warsaw; Ronnie and wife Linda Smith, Burket; Russell and wife Rita Smith, Akron; Michael and wife Julie Smith, Akron; and Keith and wife Sheila Smith, Sidney. And three

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sisters-in-law, Ella and husband Lawrence Manns, Warsaw; Ethel Prater, Warsaw; and Audrey Prater, Wendover, Ky. Also surviving are 15 nieces, 20 nephews, 25 great-nieces, 19 great-nephews, six great-great-nieces, and eight great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Lee Smith, in 1990; two brothers, Gary and Donald Smith; sister-in-law Murline Smith; nephew Darrell Howes; father-in-law Harry Prater in 1964; mother-in-law Polly Prater in 1994; sister-in-law Virginia Rawlins in 1991; and two brothers-in-law, Monroe Prater in 2010 and Orville Prater in 2010. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, with the Rev. Thomas Branhan, Pastor Frank Whitaker and Pastor Terry Bradford officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Vada Quackenbush Vada QUACKENBUSH, 86, of 630 Jay St., Rochester, passed away at 11 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the funeral home. George F. Weeks July 22, 1942-May 27, 2010 George Fredric WEEKS, 67, of 6349 SW 84th Place Road, Ocala, Fla., died Thursday at West Marion Hospital, Ocala, Fla. George was born July 22, 1942, in Turlock, Calif., to George Frank and Daisy Corine Weeks, both of whom preceded him in death.

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On Sept. 24, 1988, at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, George married Judith Lee (Roe) Weeks. George worked in the meat market manager division of Kroger (Frys) and retired in 2005. Survivors include his wife, Judith; one daughter, Amber Janea Reinhold and husband Kevin, Kewanna, and grandsons Keegen James and Adam Joseph Reinhold; two sons, George Brian Weeks and wife Lisa and their three daughters, Kelsey and Sarah Weeks, Osceola, and Kristin Michelle Weeks, Valley Cottage, N.Y., and Kevin Weeks, Elkhart, and daughter Amanda Weeks, New Orleans, La.; one sister, Wanda Cooper and husband Milburn, Sligo, Pa.; one sister- and brother-in-law, Peggy and Michael Whirledge, Rochester; his fatherin-law, Wayne Roe and wife Evelyn, Rochester; his nephews and nieces and their families, Roger and Vicki Cooper, Jeff and Betsy Cooper, LaVeita and Otis Lerch, Lisa and Bob Deemer, and Greg and Pat Cooper; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. A celebration of the life of Mr. George Fredric Weeks will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Bill Chappel officiating. Friends my visit with George’s family from 12:30 p.m. till the time of the service. Burial will follow at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to the Heart for Uganda Missions. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Monday, May 31, 2010 No Paper-Holiday Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Earl C. Hall Earl Clayton HALL, 81, formerly of 300 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

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Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Snyder, Temperance, Mich., and Kathy Powers, Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service. Noah Lovell Noah LOVELL, 75, of 46 N. Crappie, Silver Lake, died Friday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Lovell, Silver Lake. Five daughters, Theresa Pearce, Silver Lake; Shari Casey, Alexandria, Minn.; Tina Boswell, Silver Lake; Shawn Lovell, Silver Lake; and Amber Iseton, Silver Lake. And one son, Noah Lovell, Akron. Services were held Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Vada Quackenbush June 12, 1923-May 27, 2010 Vada QUACKENBUSH, 86, of 630 Jay St., Rochester, passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born June 12, 1923, in Pyramid, Ky., the daughter of Whitten and Eva (Wright) Reffett. She was the widow of Keith Barts, Charles Quackenbush and Lloyd Jeffries. Vada was a retired school teacher. She taught at a one room schoolhouse in Kentucky early in her career and retired from Riddle Elementary School in the Rochester school system. She was a 1942 graduate of Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Ladies of the Moose, and she was an active leader of the Prill School Association for over 40 years. Survivors include her sisters, Kelsa and husband Phil Carr, Rochester; Jennie Case, Ohio; and Lottie Kotterman, Kokomo. Her brother, Paul Reffett, LaGrange, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Barts, in 1968; five brothers; and two sisters.

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Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prill School Association. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Earl C. Hall Feb. 25, 1929-May 31, 2010 Earl Clayton HALL, 81, formerly of 300 E. Fourth St., Rochester, and a 35-year resident at 220 W. 3rd St., Rochester, died Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Earl was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Crix, Ky., to Oliver and Vesta (Petitt) Hall, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married March 11, 1950, in Bremen to Marilyn Ann (Holloway) Hall. Following high school, Earl answered the call of our country and served with pride in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Korean War. He returned and began his 32-year career in the trucking industry. He drove for several area companies, including Leckrone, Nelson, Metzger and Olympic Fiberglass, and retired with Chase Transport. Earl's favorite trips were those running coast-to-coast. He was known to his trucking buddies by the handle of "Widow maker," named after the racehorse. Earl was a man of perpetual motion; he loved and enjoyed the world of work. Following his retirement from his command post in his 18-wheeler, he began working for Woodlawn Home Health Care delivering oxygen and hospital equipment to patients in need. Later he assisted Woodlawn Hospital as carrier for lab work coming from the physicians' satellite offices around the county. In addition Earl assisted his wife, Marilyn, with various duties associated with Hall Cleaning Service.

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A descendant of the legendary Cherokee Indians, Earl enjoyed the articles chronicled in the Wild West magazine about his heritage. An avid reader he liked staying informed with Time, Newsweek and reading newspapers and many books. Together Earl and Marilyn enjoyed the planting of the flower and vegetable gardens at home. He also accompanied Marilyn on the weekend adventures going to garage sales. Earl could be seen inspecting tool and trinket sections while making a new friend or two. Earl never met a stranger - friendships were instant. He attended the First Church of God and was a member of the American Legion LeRoy Shelton Post No. 36, both of Rochester. To relax Earl enjoyed his pipe while watching Western movies or gardening shows. He was a huge fan of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and "Walker, Texas Ranger." He developed his love for nature as a young boy while learning to fish at the family homestead near Morehead, Ky. A lifelong love continued and Earl could be seen on the banks of Woodlawn's pond with his casting rod in hand, landing a few bluegill and bass. A family man, Earl was there to support them in all of their endeavors. He was devoted to his wife of nearly 60 years, adored his daughters and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and recently became a great-greatgrandfather. As patriarch of five generations, his family was of supreme importance. Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Snyder and husband Tom, Temperance, Mich., and Kathy Powers, Rochester; son-in-law Jon Fultz, Rochester; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by his faithful canine companion, Ziggy, a butterscotch-colored Lhasa Apso. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marilyn on Dec. 19, 2009; daughter Deborah "Deb" Fultz on April 30; and also a brother, Arthur Edward Hall. A celebration of the life of Mr. Earl Clayton Hall will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one

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hour prior to his service. The Manitou VFW and LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 will honor Earl for his service to our country by according military rites. He will be laid to eternal rest next to his beloved wife, Marilyn, at Rochester's IOOF Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Emma J. Bardley July 4, 1927-May 26, 2010 Emma Jean (McCorkle) BRADLEY, 82, of Rochester, died May 26 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, after a sudden illness. She was born in Carthage on July 4, 1927. She was a homemaker and a member of Elm Grove Christian Church, Anderson. Survivors include her husband, Henry Bradley, Rochester, whom she married June 17, 2007; her sons, Charles (Beverly) Gabbard and Thomas (Diana) Gabbard; and her daughter, Donna (Eddie) Madrid. Five stepchildren, nine grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sisters Freda Johnson and Marilyn (Phil) Whiteman, brother Bud McCorkle, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Hazel (Estel) McCorkle; three brothers, Ernie, Doc and Chet; and two sisters, Betty and Violet. Services will be at noon Saturday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson, with the Rev. Bill Hilligoss officiating. Burial will be in Carthage Town Cemetery in Carthage. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. E-mail condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 Stephanie Crissinger Stephanie CRISSINGER, 32, of Kewanna, died in the early morning hours Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chappel. Friday, June 4, 2010 Stephanie J. Crissinger March 31, 1978-June 2, 2010 Stephanie J. CRISSINGER, 32, of Kewanna, lost her courageous battle with cancer at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. Born March 31, 1978, in Phoenix, Ariz., she was the daughter of Ken and Mae (Bartram) Eastwood. She was a 1996 Rochester High School graduate. On Dec. 5, 1997, she was married to Keith D. Crissinger; he survives. She most recently worked at Caston School Corp. in the cafeteria, and she was happy to get to work so close to her daughters each day. Stephanie loved spending time with her husband and children; they were her life. She was also a member of the Church of the Heartland in Winamac. Surviving are her husband, Keith Crissinger, daughters Kennedy, Peyton and Torrie Crissinger, and parents Ken and Mae Eastwood, all of Kewanna; two sisters, Trina Doty and her husband, Brian, Kewanna, and Angie Blanchard and her husband, Chris, Rochester; brother Nick Eastwood, Kewanna; father- and mother-inlaw, David and Elaine Crissinger, Winamac; and grandparents-in-law Tom and Arvilla Crissinger, Star City. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by grandparents Elwin and Clarice Bartram and Don and Hazel Eastwood.

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Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the time of service Monday. Pastor John Duhnovsky will officiate and burial will be in Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Fulton County Chapter, 601 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Crissinger family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Dallas R. Pittman Dallas Rosie PITTMAN, of Rochester, died Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Triplett, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at White Funeral Home, Summersville, W. Va. Saturday, June 5, 2010 Gary Hale Gary HALE, 60, of Rochester, died Wednesday at his residence. Survivors include two sisters, Katheryn Hale, Pennsylvania and Donna Randall, Kokomo. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home Kewanna. Amanda Studdard Amanda “Mandy” STUDDARD, 20, Conestoga, Pa., and formerly of Rochester, died Thursday in Lancaster, Pa. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Monday, June 7, 2010 Timothy A. Grubbs Timothy A. GRUBBS, 53, of Bourbon, died in his home on Saturday. Survivors include his wife, Tammy; three children, Justin Grubbs, Bremen, and Landon Grubbs and Alyssa Grubbs, both at home; his parents, Leslie and Doris Grubbs, Bourbon; and his two sisters, Beverly Lewis, Rochester, and Denise Heckaman, Etna Green. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Bourbon Bible Church, Bourbon. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, and for one hour before the services in the church. Horace J. Isbell Horace J. "Izzy" ISBELL, 77, of 1533 W. 200 South, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Rusty Rowland Rusty ROWLAND, 54, of 6667 S. Beaver Dam Road, Claypool, died Sunday morning at his residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Dick J. Nelson Oct. 20, 1930-June 7, 2010 Dick J. NELSON, 79, of 10589 S. Hoosier Ave., Silver Lake, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at his residence. Dick was born Oct. 20, 1930, in Akron to Alford and Iva (Perry) Nelson. He was married May 16, 1959, in Fort Wayne to Iva VanDoren, who passed away Dec. 6, 2002. Dick was a machinist at Gripco Fasteners of South Whitley for 30 years.

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Dick graduated from Laketon High School in 1950 but had also attended Mentone and Warsaw. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He loved IU basketball. Dick also wanted to make a special thanks to all of his caregivers over the years. Survivors include his sister, Isabelle Floor, Elkhart; two brothers, Paul Nelson, Columbus, and Oliver and wife Sandy Nelson, Elkhart; sister-in-law Joyce VanDoren, Akron; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Lewis, Devere, Bruce, Dorwin, Robert, Earl and Stanley Nelson; and five sisters, Jane Harter, June Barrett, and Coleen, Julia and Karen Nelson. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Ed French officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery, where graveside military rites will be performed by the VFW and American Legion of Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Rusty A. Rowland Rusty A. ROWLAND, 55, of 6667 S. Beaver Dam Road, Claypool, died Sunday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Dawn Rowland, Claypool; his mother, Mary Rowland, Burket; two daughters, Brandy Meerzo, Fort Wayne, and Tina Francis, Mentone; two sisters, Deana Webb, Burket, and Elaine Seeley, Burket; and a brother, Roger Rowland, Arizona. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Dale A. Campbell June 1, 1944-June 7, 2010 Dale A. "Butch" CAMPBELL, 66, of Royal Center, passed away Monday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette. Born June 1, 1944, in Royal Center, he was the son of the late Fred Campbell and Pearl (Hipes) and Leroy "Bud" Henry. On Feb. 10, 1967, he married Marcia L. Smith; she survives. Dale had owned and operated Campbell's Welding and Machine Shop in Royal Center since 1992. He also was formerly employed at Metal Culvert in Logansport for 27 years until their closure. He attended Royal Center High School and he was a member of Royal Center Lodge No. 585 F & AM. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all keeping busy with work. Butch also loved spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Marcia Campbell, Royal Center; two sons, Dale L. Campbell and wife April, Royal Center, and Matt A. Campbell and wife Becky, Rochester; a brother, Marion Campbell and wife Vonda, Royal Center; grandchildren Brooke, Stefani, Austin, Morgan, Shelby, Brandon, Emma, Mackenzie and Hunter; greatgrandchildren Parker, Peyton and Paisley; mother-in-law Mary McCain, California; and Butch's hunting buddy, Tony Calloway, Royal Center. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Presley. He was also preceded in death by his great aunt, Mary Hipes. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center. Pastor Kevin Drane will officiate and burial will be at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where there will be a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Center Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Campbell family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

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Ralph W. Miller Oct. 16, 1929-June 7, 2010 Ralph Wayne MILLER, 80, of Duinweg 1, Schoorl, The Netherlands, died at 1:06 a.m. Monday at Alkmaar Medical Center, Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Ralph was born Oct.16, 1929, in Waukegan, Ill., to the late Elias Lust and Donabell (Wagner) Miller. Ralph was married in Den Helder, The Netherlands, to Maria W.J.H. Miller-Nijpels; she survives. Ralph graduated from Rochester High School in 1947. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving six years that included service in the Korean War. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science in geophysics for Southern Methodist University and a master's degree in geophysics from Indiana University. He spent his professional life in the oil exploration industry with expertise in locating and drilling for oil at sea. His talents were sought by major oil companies both domestic and foreign. Ralph was Roman Catholic and a baseball and football fan. Survivors include his wife, Maria, and his son, Ralph Sebastiaan Miller, both of Schoorl, The Netherlands; his aunt, Helen Miller; his brother, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Alan M. Miller; three nieces; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles. Services will be Friday at Crematorium Schagen, Schagen, The Netherlands, where after cremation he will be buried at sea. Horace J. Isbell Horace J. "Izzy" ISBELL, 77, 1533 W. 200 South, Rochester, died Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 Dale A. Campbell June 1, 1944-June 7, 2010 Dale A. "Butch" CAMPBELL, 66, of Royal Center, passed away Monday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette. Born June 1, 1944, in Royal Center, he was the son of the late Fred Campbell and Pearl (Hipes) and Leroy "Bud" Henry. On Feb. 10, 1967, he married Marcia L. Smith; she survives. Dale had owned and operated Campbell's Welding and Machine Shop in Royal Center since 1992. He also was formerly employed at Metal Culvert in Logansport for 27 years until their closure. He attended Royal Center High School and he was a member of Royal Center Lodge No. 585 F & AM. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all keeping busy with work. Butch also loved spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Marcia Campbell, Royal Center; two sons, Dale L. Campbell and wife April, Royal Center, and Matt A. Campbell and wife Becky, Rochester; a brother, Marion Campbell and wife Vonda, Royal Center; grandchildren Brooke, Stefani, Austin, Morgan, Shelby, Brandon, Emma, Mackenzie and Hunter; greatgrandchildren Parker, Peyton and Paisley; mother-in-law Mary McCain, California; and Butch's hunting buddy, Tony Calloway, Royal Center. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Presley. He was also preceded in death by his great aunt, Mary Hipes. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center. Pastor Kevin Drane will officiate and burial will be at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center. Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where there will be a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Center Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Campbell family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

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Ethel I. Blackburn Ethel I. BLACKBURN, 95, of Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor. Survivors include two sons, Max Blackburn, Mentone, and Jerry Blackburn, Sarasota, Fla. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Friday, June 11, 2010 No Obituaries Saturday, June 12, 2010 Tina M. Shepard Tina M. SHEPARD, 54, of Culver, died Thursday at Warsaw Meadows Care. Survivors include her mother, June Shepard, Culver; four brothers, Leonard Shields, Jeff Shields, Roy Shepard and David Shepard, all of Chesterton; and a sister, Linda Wheatman, Chesterton. Services will be at noon Tuesday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Monday, June 14, 2010 Willard Ege Jr. Willard EGE Jr., 88, 6373 N. Sunset Blvd., Macy, died at 12:05 p.m. at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Homes, Rochester. Arthur Dale Peterson Feb. 20, 1927-June 10, 2010 Precious Memories Of

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My husband Our dad My Father-in-Law Our Gramps My Great-gramps Arthur Dale PETERSON passed away June 10, 2010, in Citrus Heights, Calif. Survived by wife Maizie, son Dennis, and Anna and Joe and Maddie of Citrus Heights, Calif. Son Doug and Heidi and Tyler of Orangevale, Calif. Sister Donna and Joe Boganwright of Texas. Sister-in-law Thelma Peterson of Indiana. Several close family members and friends in other areas. Preceded in death by his parents, Ransford and Eileen Peterson, brother Maurice Peterson, sisters Marjorie Wagoner and Shirley McCleary. Art [Dale] was born on Feb. 20, 1927. Attended Talma school in Indiana, graduated in 1945. Joined USA Air Force April 1945 to 1947. Served time in Germany. Graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., in 1959. School teacher and coach of sports for many years in Arizona, Lake Tahoe, Nev., and California, and Casa Robles High school in Orangevale, Calif. As per request there will be no service. Please take a moment and remember "Our Loved One" in your own special way. Thank you - the family. Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Willard Ege Jr. Dec. 22, 1921-June 13, 2010 Willard "Duke" EGE Jr., 88, 6373 N. Sunset Blvd., Macy, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. He was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Miami County, the son of Willard and Grace (Hiers) Ege Sr. On Nov. 22, 1980, at Macy (Nyona Lake), he married Joyce E. (Rogers) Hardacre and she survives. Mr. Ege worked for Sherrill in Mexico, Ind., retiring after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and he

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enjoyed woodworking and loved music, playing various instruments including the accordion, organ, piano, guitar and banjo. Survivors include his wife, Joyce E. Ege, Macy. Three children David and wife Deb Hardacre, Macy; Sue Wert, Mentone; and Vicki and husband Carl Burman, Macy. And grandchildren James Ege, Washington, D.C.; James Hardacre and fiancee Taya Baker, Niles, Mich.; Jason Hardacre, Macy; Crystal Wert, Mentone; Steven Wert, Mentone; and Phillip Burman, Macy. He was preceded in death by his son, Rick Ege; granddaughter Melissa Wert; and brother Leonard Ege. Private graveside services will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Entombment will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Claude Campbell Claude CAMPBELL, 67, 401 W. Marshall St., Argos, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Elkhart Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Treva M. Chapin Treva Mae CHAPIN, 88, 313 Westwood Lane, Rochester, and formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Sharon E. Dunn Sharon E. DUNN, 59, of Rochester, died Saturday at Hospice House, South Bend.

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Survivors include a son, Steven Dunn, East Chicago; three daughters, Cheryl Lundeen, Rochester, Barbara Furlano, Wheatfield, and Jacqueline Dunn, East Chicago; two brothers, Timothy Doppler, Hammond, and Terry Doppler, Florida; and brother-in-law Michael Dunn, Highland. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Richard Hensley Richard "Dick" HENSLEY Sr., 70, Chili, died Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Survivors include his wife, Mary; one daughter, Pam Southern, Chili; and one sister, Carolyn Houser, Peru. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chili Cemetery. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, has been entrusted with arrangements. Lewis N. Shambarger Dec. 16, 1923-June 13, 2010 Lewis N. "Bob" SHAMBARGER, 86, of Plymouth, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial Hospital of natural causes. He was also a former resident of Rochester and Argos. Bob was born Dec. 16, 1923, in Denver, the son of Lewis G. and Bernice E. (Cover) Shambarger. He grew up in Miami County and attended Macy High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy until January of 1945 in the European and Japanese theaters. On Nov. 3, 1979, in Plymouth, he married Janis E. (Duff) Dunlap. Bob was a superintendent with Ritz-Craft Homes in Argos for 24 years and then became the plant manager for Borkholder's in Nappanee for the next 23 years before retiring in 2001. Bob liked to travel, enjoyed family times together, watching football, working in his yard and tinkering in his garage.

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He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Disabled American Veterans and a life member of the Argos American Legion Post, where he had served as a past commander, and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. Surviving Bob are his wife, Janis; a daughter, Judy K. Sweany and special friend Tom Golden, Rochester; a daughter-in-law, Beth Shambarger, Rochester; two stepdaughters, Tamara E. Martin, Warsaw, and Trisha L. (Brian) Sporner, Bourbon; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Herbert (Doris) Shambarger, North Manchester; and a sister, Marjorie Dewitt, Logansport. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven L. Shambarger; brothers Mark and Charles Shambarger; and sisters Sue Long, Nancy Birnell, Marilyn Nicodemus and Bernita Ann Miller. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, with the Rev. Jason See, chaplain of Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, officiating. Military honors will be provided by members of the Argos American Legion Post No. 68. Burial will follow. Memorial gifts may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, is serving the Shambarger family. Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website www.johnson-danielson.com. Amanda L. Studdard Amanda L. "Mandy" STUDDARD, 20, of 3113 Main St., No. B2, Conestoga, Pa., and a longtime Rochester resident, died June 3 in Lancaster, Pa. Survivors include her mother, Jennifer Babcock, Rochester; her father, Paul Studdard, Conestoga, Pa.; and sister Haley Studdard, Rochester. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Life Church, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 Catherine Pohlman March 17, 1925-June 15, 2010 Catherine POHLMAN, 85, of Galveston, passed away at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday at Howard Regional Health System in Kokomo. Catherine was born March 17, 1925, in Howard County to Henry and Catherine (Crousore) Phillabaum. She was married Sept. 8, 1944, in Zion Lutheran Church in Howard County to George "Buck" Pohlman, who preceded her in death Feb. 28, 2001. Catherine worked at Northwestern High School in the cafeteria and Jo Ann Fabric for over 20 years, and she was a farm wife and homemaker. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Howard County. Survivors include a son, Joe and Wenda Pohlman, Kokomo; a daughter, Phyllis and Jerry Calloway, Macy; two brothers, Henry (Beverly) Phillabaum, Kokomo, and Paul and Linda Phillabaum, Syracuse. And three sisters Louise McCormick, Russiaville; Annabelle and Don Zirkle, Kempton; and Martha Nelson, Kokomo. Ten grandchildren, Tim and Lynn Calloway, Elaine and Bob Dragstrem, Amy and Jerry Eckrote, Rachael and R.D. Burns, Renell and Matthew Finke, Christina and Wayne Miller, Laura and Brad Ingram, Joe and Kati Pohlman, Angela and Zach Foland, and Phillip Pohlman and fiancee Jessica Pierce, and 24 great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; one brother, Bill; and one sister, Geneva. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 6843 W. County Road 400 North, Kokomo, with Vicar Thomas Ludwig officiating. Burial will be at North Union Cemetery, Howard County. Calling hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

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Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Kokomo. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com. Claude Campbell Claude CAMPBELL, 67, of 401 W. Marshall St., Argos, died Tuesday at Elkhart Hospice House. Survivors include his wife, Shadelene Campbell, Argos. Seven daughters, Judy Morgan, Westville; Hazel Schultz, Claypool; Claudia Bottomley, Culver; Donna Franklin, Tennessee; Christie Fowler, Elkhart; Patricia Pavlak, Walkerton; and Michelle Kroft, Knox. And a son, Brian Campbell, Plymouth. Siblings Alex Campbell, Springfield, Ohio; Chamler Campbell, Akron; Rader Campbell, Rochester; Earl Campbell, Jackson, Ky.; Nonie Campbell, Jackson, Ky.; and Madge Flora, Argos, also survive. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friday, June 18, 2010 Karen S. Johnson Karen S. JOHNSON, 60, of Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Karen is survived by two daughters, Kim Zellers and Deanna Johnson, both of Rochester; her father, Robert Lee Holloway, Rochester; a sister, Gloria Chapel, Kokomo; and a brother, Robert "Opie" Holloway, Rochester. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 Gary Daniels Gary Post Sterling DANIELS, 80, of Culver and formerly of Gary, died Tuesday in Culver. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Daniels, Culver. Four daughters, Judy Jackson, Jackson, Miss.; MaLinda Daniels, Gary; Areatha Daniels, Portage; and Dache Daniels-Kinyanjui, Culver. A son, Raheem Rashad, Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Mary Ruth Daniels, Gary. Services will be at Clark Road Missionary Baptist Church, Gary, at 11 a.m. CST Tuesday. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT Sunday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Karen S. Johnson May 28, 1950-June 17, 2010 Karen Sue JOHNSON, 60, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:10 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Karen was born in Kewanna on May 28, 1950, to Robert and Vera F. (Shriver) Holloway. She grew up with a sister Gloria and a brother Robert "Opie." She attended Kewanna schools graduating from Kewanna High School with great pride in 1968. On Aug. 1, 1970, she and her best friend Carl David Johnson were married. Sadly he was killed in action serving our country in Vietnam during 1972. Over the years Karen cultivated many friendships, being known as one of Fulton County's best bartenders, serving up drinks customized for her clientele. Many will remember her at the Main Street Tavern and Chamberlin's Bar. A loyal member of ABATE, she was a participant in many of their activities. To relax Karen enjoyed hopping on a Harley and catching the warm wind on her face traveling to destinations all around the Midwest. Over the years Karen has added many tigers and Indians to her collection. She also liked to listen to her favorite country music and sit down to read a romance novel. Weekends spent

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camping with family and friends were always a special time. Tri Chem painting was a hobby from the past, but most recently it was water color painting with her grandchildren that she treasured. Karen is survived by two daughters, Kim Zellers, Rochester, and Deanna Johnson, Rochester; three grandchildren, Branden Johnson, Kylie Johnson and Carly Zellers; her father, Robert Lee Holloway, Rochester; a sister, Gloria Chapel and husband Larry, Kokomo; a brother, Robert "Opie" Holloway and wife Becky, Rochester; and nieces and nephews, Susan Messinest and husband Kurt, Chrystal and Tori Raderstorf, and Lee Holloway. She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Carl David Johnson, in 1972; and her sister-in-law, Lyn Holloway. A celebration of the life of Karen S. Johnson will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Utter officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. She will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband at Rochester's Citizens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or ABATE. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Gregory A. Lowe Gregory A. LOWE, 46, 5294 N. 675 East, Rochester, died at 3:05 a.m. Friday at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Monday, June 21, 2010 Blanche Jo McCalla Blanche Jo McCALLA, 84, 401 Monroe St., Rochester, died at 12:19 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Mabel Miller Mabel MILLER, 94, of 3534 S. Palestine Lane, Warsaw, died at 2:47 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Julie Ravencroft Julie RAVENCROFT, 49, of Elmhurst, Ill., died in Elmhurst. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Norma J. Smith Norma J. SMITH, 71, 1655 Monroe St., Rochester, died at 2:19 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. E. Wayne Wilson E. Wayne WILSON, 81, 1535 E. 9th St., Rochester, died at 7:25 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Margaret B. Zwecker Margaret B. ZWECKER, 99, of Culver, died Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver. Survivors include a son, William R. Zwecker, Chicago; and a daughter, Janet Kline, Culver. Services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. The Odom Funeral Home of Culver is in charge of arrangements.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Paul G. Conrad Paul G. "Peewee" CONRAD, 75, Logansport, died Sunday at St. Vincent's Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Millie. Three sons, Paul Conrad Jr., Roosevelt, Okla.; Jay Conrad, Deedsville; and Keith Conrad, Logansport. Four daughters, Gail Bender, Logansport; Kasey Wright, Lafayette; Diana Clemons, Rochester; and Joy Scott, Logansport. Two brothers, James Conrad, Logansport; and Glenn Conrad, New Ross; and a sister, Stella Pearson, Logansport. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Gregory A. Lowe Gregory Alan LOWE, 46, of 5249 N. 675 East, Rochester, died Friday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary, at home; a daughter, Rebekah Jean Lowe, Rochester; mother, Rosalie Lowe, Rochester; and a sister, Julie Norris, Rochester. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Solid Rock Church, Rochester. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service in the church. Arrangements are by the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Blanche Jo McCalla Jan. 19, 1926-June 19, 2010 Blanche Jo McCALLA, 84, 701 Monroe St., Rochester, passed away at 12:19 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Fulton County, the daughter of Harold T. and Jewell (Patchett) Shannon. She married Harold E. McCalla Sr. on Nov. 26, 1949, in Rochester. He preceded her in death Nov. 15, 2003.

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Mrs. McCalla worked as a seamstress for over 17 years at the former Hart Schaffner & Marx in Rochester. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Moose Auxiliary and had attended the First Church of God. In her spare time she enjoyed working crossword puzzles, going out to breakfast to visit friends and devoting much of her time to her family. Mrs. McCalla's family includes her daughter, Judy and husband Barry Peterson, Rochester; her son, Harold E. Jr. and wife Donna McCalla. Her grandchildren, Brian and wife Tracy Peterson, Warsaw; Amy and husband Shawn Elliott, Laingsburg, Mich.; Jayme R. and husband Mike Parker, Silver Lake; and Jayson McCalla, who preceded her in death in 2006. Her great-grandchildren, Haley Peterson, Emily Peterson, Abby Peterson, all of Warsaw; Austin Elliott and Joshua Elliott, both of Laingsburg, Mich.; and Maci Parker and Bella Parker, both of Silver Lake. And her sister, Sue Floyd. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jason See officiating. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jayson McCalla Memorial Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Mabel E. Miller Mabel E. MILLER, 94, of 3534 S. Palestine Lane, Warsaw, died Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Fleck, San Diego, Calif.; a son, Dennis Miller, Warsaw; and one brother, Dale McGowen, Bourbon. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

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Leroy W. Weaver Leroy W. WEAVER, 95, of Logansport and formerly of Lucerne, died Sunday at his residence. Survivors include his children, Mary Ann Hardy, Fort Wayne; Linda Kay Ashburn, Indianapolis; Carolyn Sue Cox, Logansport; and David E. Weaver and Richard J. Weaver, both of Monticello. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel, where there will also be a scripture service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. Norma J. Smith July 18, 1938-June 20, 2010 Norma J. SMITH, 71, 1655 Monroe St., Rochester, passed away at 2:19 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born July 18, 1938, in Rochester, the daughter of Paul and Idabell (Souther) Shaffer. On Feb. 10, 1957, in Rochester, she married Robert F. Smith and he survives. Mrs. Smith had served as Rochester Township assessor for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles Lodge Auxiliary, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and the Republican Women's Club. She enjoyed playing bingo, working picture puzzles, gaming, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Robert F. Smith, Rochester; a son, John Charles and wife Rhonda Smith, Shelbyville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Connie and husband Dean Chapman, Galveston. She was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean Marie and Stanley Baumer. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Wayne Baumer officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to

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service the day of the funeral. Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery, Gilead. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rochester High School Scholarship Endowment Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] E. Wayne Wilson April 6, 1929-June 20, 2010 E. Wayne WILSON, 81, 1535 E. 9th St., Rochester, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester, due to chronic effects of long-term diabetes. He was born April 6, 1929, in Kewanna, the son of Earl and Ruth (Burdge) Wilson. On Nov. 14, 1959, in Michigan City, he married Bettie J. Stroud and she survives. Mr. Wilson had been a supervisor at the former Sealed Power in Rochester for over 35 years. He was a 1947 graduate of Rochester High School and enjoyed fishing and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Bettie J. Wilson, Rochester. His children, Randy and wife Leona Singleton, North Muskegon, Mich.; Sherry and husband Robert Halterman, Macy; David and wife Kathie Fall, Akron; Sandra and husband Chris Greanias, Zion, Ill.; and Steven Singleton, Cathedral City, Calif. 25 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Margery and husband John Mutchler, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his son, Russell Fromme; granddaughter Dawn Bearman; grandson Russell Fromme II; and sisters Helen Walburn and Martha Mathis. Memorial graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Wayne Baumer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Eleanor Corn Eleanor CORN, 90, of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at 9 p.m. Monday at Grace Village. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Mabel E. Miller Jan. 25, 1916-June 19, 2010 Mabel E. MILLER, 94, of 3534 S. Palestine Lane, Warsaw, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was born in Kosciusko County on Jan. 25, 1916, the daughter of Bert and Bessie Silveus McGowen. Mabel was one of eight children growing up with four sisters, Mary, Beatrice, Belva and Zola, and three brothers, Dale, Herschel and Donald. With great pride Mabel graduated in 1933 from Mentone High School. On Aug. 13, 1937, Mabel married her best friend and love of her life Mr. Charles "Chuck" Walter Miller. Their union spanned over seven decades, until the passing of her beloved Chuck on April 30, 2008. It was Chuck who surprised his wife during their 70th anniversary: At the seventh-inning stretch their anniversary was noted for the entire world to know. Mabel was known for her high energy and perseverance with any goal she chose to pursue. In addition to being a dedicated farm wife and loving mother, she was a loyal employee of Bendix Mobile Homes until her retirement in 1976. Mabel, a remarkable woman, served Bendix as a plumber. Lake Placid, Fla., was the snowbird home of Mabel and Chuck for over a decade, during the chilly wintery months. During their stints south Mabel enjoyed the garage sale scene. Cruising the streets looking for treasures over the extended weekends was her forte. At home Mabel was the happiest while planting the vegetable and flower gardens that embrace their home. Each year she looked forward to the harvest of the bountiful crop and shared it with her family by canning or freezing. Mable enjoyed the command post from

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the kitchen during family gatherings at the holidays, especially during the Christmas holiday. She was delighted to prepare the feast for the family to savor and enjoy. Mable and Chuck, a dynamic pair, were nearly inseparable; many hours of their retirement were spent together creating custom bird homes for bluebirds or martins. Chuck would create the homes while Mabel would add her meticulous touch of painting with the hand of an artist complementing Chuck's fine craftsmanship. To relax, Mabel, an avid reader, enjoyed novels, especially those with a twist of romance. Paramount in her life was her family. She was always there for them in every endeavor they pursued. Later by quilting, crocheting or knitting she made special afghans for all of her children and grandchildren to treasure and enjoy. Mabel is survived by a daughter, Karen Fleck and husband John, San Diego, Calif.; a son, Dennis Miller and wife Teresa, Warsaw. Five grandchildren, Paul Fleck and wife Teri, San Diego, Calif.; Melinda Lynn and husband Patrick, San Jose, Calif.; Michelle Clifton and husband Jeffrey, San Jose, Calif.; David Miller of Miami, Fla.; and Darcy Julian and husband Michael, Akron. 13 greatgrandchildren, Tiffany and Tabitha Fleck; Jonathon, Joshua, Sarah, Benjamin, Katie and Rebekah Lynn; Alexander and Elyse Clifton; and Aaron, Brittney and Jeremy Julian. One brother, Dale McGowen and wife Vi, Bourbon; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters, Mary Beaman, Beatrice Pierson, Belva Hipsman and Zola Jean McGowen; and two brothers, Herschel McGowen and Donald McGowen. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Mabel E. Miller will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Jack Worth officiating. Interment will follow in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to her service. Memorials may be made in her name to the Talma United Methodist Church. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected]

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Julie G. Ravencroft May 2, 1961-June 18, 2010 Julie G. RAVENCROFT nee Grotelueschen, 49, of Elmhurst, Ill., passed away Friday surrounded by her loving family, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She was born May 2, 1961, and raised in River Forest, Ill. Julie went to Grace Lutheran School and Walthur Lutheran High School. Later she graduated from Concordia University, then worked for Lutheran Child & Family Services for eight years. Julie married Timothy S. Ravencroft and began a family in 1993. At this time she became a full-time and dedicated stay-at-home mother. If you knew Julie, you had a friend. She was the beloved wife of Timothy S.; loving mother of Emily, Rachel, Leslie and Katie; dear daughter of Paul and Joan Grotelueschen; daughter-in-law of Thomas and Janet Ravencroft; sister of Kit-San (Patrick) Vaughn, Paul (Sherri), Seth (Laurie), Mark (Alison) and Mia (Bob) Koehne; sister-in-law of Catherine (David) Simmons; and adored aunt of many nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Julie G. Ravencroft will be at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday at the Christ Church located at York Road and 31st Street, Oakbrook, Ill. Friends may visit with her family today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. CDT at the Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst, Ill., and one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a private interment for the immediate family at the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. The Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is entrusted with local arrangements. Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to World Vision or the Vickie Lynn Bare Foundation. Memorial envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family at [email protected]

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 Gregory A. Lowe Aug. 30, 1963-June 18, 2010 Mr. Gregory Alan LOWE, 46, of 5249 N. 675 East, Rochester, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Greg was born in Noblesville on Aug. 30, 1963, to Richard and Rosalie Greer Lowe. Rosemary Reed and Greg were married Sept. 9, 1989, in Roann. With great pride, Greg graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School with his class in 1982. Growing up on the family farm he was an active Fulton County 4-H member for 10 years. One of his most memorable moments was in 1982, raising the grand champion barrows. As a junior leader, also in 1982, he was appointed duke of the fair. After high school Greg furthered his education by attending Manchester College. As a handyman, Greg could fix almost anything. His talents were recognized and appreciated by his family. His favorite book was the Bible. Many evenings he would relax in his favorite chair while reading scripture. Kira, his loyal and devoted canine companion, a beagle, was always at his side. As an artist, Greg expressed himself through the medium of stained glass. He enjoyed the challenges of working with lead while creating beautiful custom pieces for family and friends. Greg leaves behind his family who loved and adored him, his treasured friends and colleagues at Zimmer, his faithful church family at Solid Rock Church and the many wonderful friends he made along life's journey to cherish his memory. Gregory is survived by his wife, Rosemary, at home; a daughter, Rebekah Jean Lowe, Rochester; his mother, Rosalie Lowe, Rochester; a sister, Julie Norris and husband Toby, Rochester; mother-in-law Gloria Reed, Akron; brother-in-law Albert Reed, Fulton; sister-in-law Tamara Kirk, Akron; and his canine companion, Kira the Beagle.

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He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, in 1996 and by his father-in-law, Jim Reed, in 1991. A celebration of the life of Greg Lowe will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Solid Rock Church, 913 Main St., Rochester, with the Rev. Mark Kline officiating. Friends may visit two hours prior to the service in the church. Arrangements are by the Good Family Funeral Home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Friday, June 25, 2010 Melvin R. Collins Aug. 9, 1928-June 23, 2010 Mr. Melvin Roscoe COLLINS, 81, of 2745 E. Indiana 14, Rochester, passed away at 8:56 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Oakwood, Ill., to Roscoe and Grace White Collins. Mel came to Indiana with his family as a teenager and was a proud graduate of Talma High School, where he was a member of the basketball team. Later he served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He often drove a tank with the top officers, leading a convoy. He was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with a bronze service star, and an Overseas Bar. On Oct. 13, 1956, in South Whitley, he took as his bride the former Gladise Mary Johnson. Their union produced three children and many happy memories. Mel retired from the Torin Corp. on April 23, 1986, after 35 years of service. In 1963, he started the Collins Trash Service with only one customer, Kroger. The business began to "pick up" and was later sold to Waste Management in 1999. After his second retirement, Mel was always busy. He worked night security at Rochester Metals

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for six years. He was known for his work ethic, his prompt service and his dynamic personality. His memberships include the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles, LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Rochester. Mel was always happy, and he loved to joke and laugh. He enjoyed the time spent with his children and grandchildren. Mel is survived by his wife, Gladise, at home, and their three children, Cathy Losch and husband Jean Paul, Rochester; Kenneth Collins and wife Karen, Rochester; and Christine Bryant and husband Gary, Rochester. Seven grandchildren, Adam Zimmerman and companion Pascha Dubois, Aaron Zimmerman and wife Tara, Kaleigh and Kenzie Collins, Shelby and Brady Bryant, and Julia Losch; four great-grandchhildren, Adysin Mary Zimmerman, Aaden James Zimmerman, and Zack and Madeline Dubois. Three sisters, Eva Reese, Fishers; Alberta "Birdie" Smith, Rochester; and Mildred Emigh, Rochester. And one brother, Merl Collins and companion Ruthie Green, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Leota "Butch" Parks and Edna Holloway, and a brother Carl Collins. A celebration of the life of Mel Collins will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials may be made to the Rochester High School Scholarship Fund. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Richard Dittman Richard DITTMAN, 74, 12179 E. Indiana 114, Akron, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

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Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Virginia A. McQueary Virginia A. McQUEARY, 82, 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Saturday, June 26, 2010 Virginia A. McQueary Sept. 21, 1927-June 24, 2010 Virginia A. McQUEARY, 82, 705 E. Fourth St., No. 35, Rochester, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Mooresville, the daughter of Everett and Lucille (Whitson) Best. On Oct. 13, 1973, she married Ernest R. McQueary Sr. He preceded her in death Nov. 4, 2006. Mrs. McQueary was a Rochester High School graduate and longtime resident of Rochester. She retired from Torin Brookside and had been a member of the Riverview Community Church. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Gary and wife Debra Clevenger, Rochester; daughter Charlann Clevenger, Rochester; daughter Marchelle McQueary, Rochester; her son, Ernest and wife Ethel McQueary Jr., Warsaw; and daughter-in-law Patty Kamp, Rochester. Her grandchildren, Jennifer Fleck, Davis, Calif.; Roger Clevenger, Rochester; Bill Gladden, Chicago; Ryan Clevenger, Rochester; Gary Clevenger Jr., Rochester; Patrick Clevenger, Rochester; Frank Turner, Rochester; Martin Turner, Rochester; Carol Corbin, Ohio; John McQueary Jr., Rochester; Misty Eccles, Rochester; and Robert Styles Jr., Rochester, and several great-grandchildren also survive.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and by son John McQueary. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Community Church. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Richard D. Dittman May 5, 1936-June 24, 2010 Richard Dean DITTMAN, 74, formerly of Beloit, Wis., passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday in Akron at the home of his son, Ron Dittman. Richard was born in Liberty Township near Fulton on May 5, 1936, the son of the late Clarence and Iva (Clerget) Dittman. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1954. On June 27, 1970, he married Patricia Baker, in Rockton, Ill., and they spent their 38 years of marriage living in Beloit, Wis. Patricia preceded him in death March 22, 2009. Richard was a semitruck driver for 40 years, and he retired from Schneider Transport in 1997 after 25 years with the company. From Schneider he received a 2-million-mile safe-driving award of which he was very proud. He was a 47-year member of the Rochester Eagles Club No. 852 and a 30-year member of the Moose Lodge No. 79 of Beloit. Richard is survived by his brother, Harold (Mary) Dittman, Rochester. His children, Ron (Lynne) Dittman, Akron; Lee (Jeannette) Dittman, Panama City, Fla.; and Sandra Klein, Omaha, Neb. His stepson, Mike (Cindy) Baker, Freedom, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family in the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, on Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services

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will be held at a later date at the Floral Lawns Cemetery, South Beloit, Ill., where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife, Patricia. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 1476 W. 18th St., P.O. Box 621, Rochester, IN 46975. Monday, June 28, 2010 Wendell Eugene McCane Feb. 7, 1943-June 26, 2010 Wendell Eugene McCANE, 67, of Rochester and originally from Claypool, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born Feb. 7, 1943, in LaGrange, Ky., to Daniel Julius and Anna (Penick) McCane. He was married April 7, 1965, to Arbutus Irene Konkle in Warsaw. Wendell lived in Rochester for 11 years. He was a machinist with Zimmer Inc. for 31 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Westside Apostolic Church, Rochester, where he played his electric guitar; he was quiet and prayerful in all things; he loved gardening, starting his garden from seeds planted in February in his greenhouse; his grandchildren were his pride and joy; he loved to fish; he collected knives - especially Case Knives - and mustache cups. Survivors include his wife, Arbutus Irene McCane, Rochester; son Devon (Kassie) McCane, Rochester; daughter Kiscia (David) Harshman, Rochester; four grandchildren, Keyonna, Bree, Colton and Karlee; and two brothers, the Rev. Russell (Linda) McCane, Campbellsburg, Ky., and Daniel (Nadine) McCane, Milton, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Juanita Chandler. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Michael Rohrer, Westside Apostolic Church, Rochester, will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

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Memorials may be made to Westside Apostolic Church, Rochester, 510 W. Eighth St., Rochester, IN 469751551.www.titusfuneralhome.com Jeffrey R. Seymour Jan. 3, 1975-June 25, 2010 Mr. Jeffrey R. SEYMOUR, 35, of Macy and formerly of LaPorte, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday at his residence. Mr. Seymour was born Jan. 3, 1975, to Frederick and Diane (Daly) Seymour. On Dec. 5, 2008, in Rochester, he married Sherry Kantzer, who survives. He was a truck driver for R&L Carriers, New Carlisle. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, snowmobiling and fishing and loved his family and dog, Sabbath. He leaves behind his wife, Sherry Seymour, Macy; two daughters, Jessica Kantzer, Andrews, and Marissa Kantzer, Macy; his mother, Diane Seymour, Winamac; one brother, Scott (Lori) Seymour, Winamac; and several nieces, nephews and one great-niece. He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents and one sister, Michele Turnpaugh. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Essling Funeral Home, LaPorte, with Pastor Hugh Smith officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd St., Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250, or to the family. Friends and family may sign their condolences at www.esslingfuneralhome.com. Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Dorothy M. Johnson Dorothy M. JOHNSON, 85, of Monterey, died June 19 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her sister, Betty Reinholt, Culver.

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There will be no visitation. Services will be at 11 a.m. July 10 at Global Harvest Church, Monterey. The Odom Funeral Home of Culver is in charge of arrangements. Norma J. Johnson Norma J. JOHNSON, 83, of Monterey, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her sister, Betty Reinholt, Culver. There will be no visitation. Services will be at 11 a.m. July 10 at Global Harvest Church, Monterey. The Odom Funeral Home of Culver is in charge of arrangements. Carol Ann Music Carol Ann (Scott) MUSIC, 69, of Rochester, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Howard Summers Howard Lynn "Hank" SUMMERS, 62, of 9902 E. 250 South, Akron, died Sunday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Julie Summers, at home; two sons, Dylan Franklin Summers and Rhett Dalton Summers; and two sisters, Karen L. Waltz and Linda Migonis, both of Rochester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Richard M. Tostevin Sr. Oct. 23, 1938-June 27, 2010 Richard M. TOSTEVIN Sr., 71, 1629 Bancroft Ave., Rochester, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

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He was born Oct. 23, 1938, in Suffern, N.Y., the son of John and Ann (Schou) Tostevin. On Aug. 11, 1963, in Haverstraw, N.Y., he married Karen Kenney, and she survives. Mr. Tostevin had been a manager for various plastic manufacturing plants in New York and Connecticut. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed restoring cars. Survivors include his wife, Karen Tostevin, Rochester; two sons, Richard "Rick" and wife Pam Tostevin Sr., Rochester, and John and wife Allison Tostevin, Laurenburg, N.C. Grandchildren Nick Tostevin, Dillion, S.C.; Shelby Tostevin, South Bend; Rylee Tostevin, Plymouth; Zack Tostevin, Laurenburg, N.C.; and Will Tostevin, Laurenburg, N.C. A brother, Robert and wife Lisa Tostevin, Kansas City, Mo.; and stepmom Esther Tostevin, California. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, John Tostevin. No services or visitation are planned. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Carol Ann Music Carol Ann (Scott) MUSIC, 69, of Rochester, died Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Fernbaugh Verschoor, Escalon, Calif.; Kelly Fernbaugh Cox, Macy; Kimberly Price, Escalon, Calif.; and Corrina Brown, Idaho. One sister, Glenda Sarver, Macy; and one brother, John R. Scott, Logansport, also survive. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

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Jean Osborn Jean Gregory OSBORN, 91, formerly of Culver, died May 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is survived by her son, William Gregory Osborn; and two daughters, Anne Osborn, Poelman, Md., and Lucy Morin, Osborn, Md. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Culver. Services will be at the church at 11 a.m. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of the local arrangements. Thursday, July 1, 2010 Janice L. Ginn Aug. 22, 1938-June 29, 2010 Janice L. GINN, 71, of 2981 N. 450 East, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 7:28 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis. Janice was born Aug. 22, 1938, in Fulton County, to Mac and Jessie Mae (Pickens) McLean. She was married for over 20 years to Alton Perry. Then she married Douglas Ginn on June 11, 1983; he preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1995. Janice was retired from Lau Industries of Rochester. She was a secretary for the building inspector in Rochester. Also up till her passing she worked in the Fulton County United Way office. Janice graduated from Rochester High School in 1956. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Rochester. She was a member of the Warsaw Wesleyan Church, where she was a very active member. She was an advocate for CASA. She enjoyed playing cards at the senior center and antiquing. She collected tea cups, tea pots and angels. Survivors include a son, Jamie and wife Angie Perry, Mentone; and a daughter, Jayne and husband Donnie Kohls, Rochester; eight

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grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrell and wife Margaret McLean, Schererville; and a sister, Rosanna Smith, Akron. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Perry; her husband, Doug Ginn; a sister, Nina Phelps; and a brother, Lawrence McLean. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. L. Andrew Weaver officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to CASA of Fulton County or the Fulton County United Way. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Reba L. Honkomp Reba Lucille HONKOMP, 87, of 11100 Janet Drive, Akron, and formerly of Macy, died Wednesday at her residence. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Dell, Rochester, and Reba Derryberry, Akron. Three sons, Daniel "Pete" Geller, Culver; Richard Geller, Monterey; and William Geller, Knox. And two stepsons, Bernard Honkomp Jr., Peru, and John Honkomp, Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EDT in the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friday, July 2, 2010 Reba L. Honkomp Oct. 23, 1922-June 30, 2010 Reba Lucille HONKOMP, 87, of 11100 Janet Drive, Akron, and formerly of Macy, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday surrounded by her loving family at her residence.

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She was born in Wabash on Oct. 23, 1922, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Bussard) Barnett. Reba was first married to Leroy W. Geller in 1937; he preceded her in death in 1949. On June 21, 1952, Bernard Honkomp and Reba were married in Rochester; he also preceded her in death, on Sept. 4, 1992. As a homemaker, she enjoyed her family time, which included fishing with her husband, camping, golf, bowling and family dinners for all of the holidays. Reba also worked as an operator for a short time at the Knox Telephone Co. Reba is survived by two daughters, Nancy Dell and husband Robert, Rochester, and Reba Derryberry and husband Dennis, Akron. Three sons, Daniel "Pete" Geller and companion Laura Hall, Culver; Richard Geller and wife Paulette, Monterey; and William Geller and wife Lori, Knox. Two stepsons, Bernard Honkomp Jr. and wife Reba, Peru, and John Honkomp and wife Becky, Rochester; 39 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Linda Haeck; son George Geller; stepson Robert "Moke" Honkomp; two sisters, Alice Dommer and Mary Francis Norris; and two brothers, George and Thomas Barnett. A celebration of the life of Reba Honkomp will be at 10 a.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Ann D. Beattie officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EDT today in the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County, and the Manitou VFW Post No. 1343. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Norma J. Johnson Aug. 17, 1926-June 24, 2010 Norma J. JOHNSON, 83, of Monterey, died at 8:10 a.m. June 24, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

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Norma was born in Starke County to Elmer and Ethel (Reinholt) Johnson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her sister, Betty Reinholt, Culver. Three nephews, Doug Johnson, Culver; Dennis Reinholt, Rochester; and Michael Reinholt, Bristol. Two nieces, Linda Shedrow, Bradenton, Fla. And Brenda Sellers, Bristol; several great-nieces and greatnephews; and her aunt, Alma Reinholt, Buchanan, Mich. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lowell Johnson, and a sister, Dorothy Johnson. There will be no visitation. Services will be at 11 a.m. July 10 at Global Harvest Church, 800 South and U.S. 35 south of Bass Lake. The Rev. David Pleasant will officiate. The Odom Funeral Home of Culver is in charge of arrangements. Letters of condolence for the family may be sent via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Brian D. Urbin Nov. 7, 1969-June 22, 2010 Brian Dee URBIN, 40, of Troy, Texas, and formerly of Fulton, passed away in his home June 22. He was born Nov. 7, 1969, in Rochester to Gerald and Betty (Warfield) Urbin. Brian graduated from Caston High School in 1988 and later graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute, Indianapolis. On March 29, 2001, he and the former Tammy Lee were married in Troy, Texas. Brian was a master technician for Garlyn Shelton Automotive. He is survived by his wife, Tammy, at home, and two stepsons; his father, Gerald Urbin, Fulton. Four sisters, Madge Smitley and husband Phil, Bunker Hill; Alma Halterman and husband Ted, Rochester; Gail Urbin and husband John Kelley, Fulton; and Nanette Stark and husband Dennis, Winamac. Four brothers, Ned Urbin and wife Eunice, Kewanna; Larry Urbin and wife Brenda, Kewanna; Rex Urbin and wife Glenda, Kewanna; and Dale Urbin and wife Annette,

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Logansport. 15 nieces; 19 nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Urbin. Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Belton Funeral Home, Belton, Texas, was in charge of the arrangements. Frances B. Welsh Frances B. WELSH, 82, of Culver, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Survivors include her husband, Larry Welsh, Culver. Four daughters, Sharyl Welsh, Ellettsville; Cathy LaBombard, Garland, Texas; Pam Johnson, Culver; and Jacqueline Sandlian, Torrington, Wyo. And brother Robert Flora, Culver. Services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010 James M. Harsh Aug. 28, 1942-July 2, 2010 James M. "Jim" HARSH, 67, of 1319 Rochester Blvd., Rochester, and formerly of Akron, passed with his loving family by his side, completing his time on earth and going home with the Lord at 5:50 a.m. Friday at his residence. He passed away as a result of complications related to cancer. Jim was born in Rochester to Darl and Evelyn (Cox) Harsh on Aug. 28, 1942. He married Carol A. Braun on Oct. 9, 1965, in Winamac. They lived in Akron until 1998. They had resided in Rochester for the past 11 years. Jim farmed, raised hogs and owned a Marathon bulk fuel route. He retired in 1998. Jim loved to work in his yard and grow flowers. He enjoyed mowing several yards in his neighborhood on his John Deere tractor.

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Jim was a graduate of Akron High School in 1960. He was a big NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. He spent time with his family raising and showing 4-H pigs. He enjoyed watching all types of sporting events, especially when Purdue University or his grandkids were playing. He was a doting caregiver to his K-9 companion Susie. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Angela (Doug) Miller; his sons, Michael (Teresa) Harsh and Matthew (Stacey) Harsh. He was a wonderful, loving papa to his grandsons Daniel Miller and Evan and Max Harsh and his granddaughters Madison Miller, Alicen, Adelyn and Annie Harsh. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn, and his father, Darl. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Fred Dorisse and Pastor Brian Sewell officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made in Jim's name to Hope Hospice or Fulton County Cancer Fund. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. James Scott James SCOTT, 86, of Lafayette, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at Regency Place, Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Monday, July 5, 2010 No Paper-Holiday

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Kenneth E. Duncan Kenneth Eugene DUNCAN, 77, died Thursday at Northwood Village, Kokomo. Survivors include a son, Mark Duncan, Kokomo; stepdaughter Jacqueline Agnew, Rochester; brother Gary Duncan, Greentown; half brother Marshall W. Duncan, Indianapolis; and two sisters, Sherrie Lark, Flora City, Fla., and Charlene Hisey, Macy. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, Kokomo. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Garnet A. Latimer April 20, 1914-July 3, 2010 Garnet A. LATIMER, 96, Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, and formerly of the Burket and Mentone communities, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake. Garnet was born April 20, 1914, in Whitley County, to Henry and Hattie (Anders) Kiefer. She was married April 20, 1936, in Claypool, to Wilbur W. Latimer, who passed away Nov. 14, 1996. She was a homemaker as well as a nurse where she had worked, at Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw. Garnet graduated from Burket High School. She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church where she was active in prayer and share. Also, she was a Red Cross volunteer where she was in charge of the blood mobile. Garnet was a Gray Lady working in nursing homes and was a member of the Seward Township Home Economics Club. She was a 4-H leader in the Burket, Mentone and Beaver Dam communities and a member for over 50 years of the Order of the Eastern Star of Mentone. Survivors include two daughters, Wilburta Baker, Pierceton, and Karen Thomas, Winona Lake; six grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren.

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Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Jeff Pfiefer officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Joseph J. Richard May 24, 1921-July 4, 2010 Joseph Jacob RICHARD, 89, 3830 W. 500 North, Rochester, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born May 24, 1921, in Plymouth, the son of Charles and Agnes (Crist) Richard. On Aug. 24, 1954, in Monterey, he married Ellen Rineholt, and she preceded him in death Nov. 8, 2008. Mr. Richard was a farmer and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. As a youngster his parents always told him he was the "special one" because he shared his birthday with their anniversary. He had a great sense of humor, a contagious laugh and loved to be outside on his Gator traveling from farm to farm. Survivors include his four daughters, Mary and husband Jim Rockenbaugh, Peru; Rita and husband Jim Jenkins, Rochester; Ruth and husband Dwight Gunter, Rochester; and Jane Richard, Rochester. Eight sons, Frank and wife Ruby Kietzer, Rochester; Ted and wife Lynda Richard, Rochester; Hugh and wife Vicky Richard, Rochester; Charles Richard, Rochester; Carl and wife Charla Richard, Rochester; Joe Richard, Rochester; Mark and wife Kristy Richard, Holiday, Fla.; and Ed and wife Amy Richard, Avon. 39 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren. Three brothers, Lewis Richard, Plymouth; Raymond Richard, South Bend; and Robert Richard, Rochester. And two sisters, Lucy Schlosser, Plymouth, and Julieanne and husband Thomas Stevenson, Bayfield, Colo. He was preceded in death by his infant son, James Edward Richard; infant granddaughter Tracy LeeAnn Richard; sisters Martha

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Zeiger Barker and Loyola Davis; infant sister Mary Richard; infant brother George Richard; and daughter-in-law Carla Richard. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Monterey, with the Revs. Joseph Jacob and John Heim officiating. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Monterey. Burial will be in the St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery, Monterey. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Pauline Richhart Anna Pauline RICHHART, 97, of 2461 Liberty Road, Rochester, died Saturday surrounded by her loving family. Survivors include her brother, John Richards, Crescent City, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation an hour prior to the service. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. James F. Scott James F. SCOTT, 86, of West Lafayette and formerly of South Bend, died Friday. Survivors include his sons, Fred, Bruce and Mark. Private family services are planned for a later date. Charlene A. Zartman Charlene A. ZARTMAN, 57, of 1125 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died Sunday. Survivors include her husband, Doug, at home; one daughter, Chonna Parker, Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Terri Finch, New York, and

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Donna Dougherty, S.C.; and two brothers, Charlie Bonse, New York, and Shane Clark, California. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Pauline Richhart June 20, 1913-July 3, 2010 Anna Pauline RICHHART, 97, of 2461 Liberty Road, Rochester, passed away at 1:43 a.m. Saturday surrounded by her loving family. On June 20, 1913, Pauline was born in Rochester, to Charles Jasper and Ida Mae (Johnson) Richards, as one of eight children. She graduated from Rochester High School and from Wayne University of Beauty Culture in Fort Wayne. After graduation, she and her sister, Eva Ringler, owned and operated the Sherman Beauty Salon in Fort Wayne, for many years. She was a member of the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Association of Indianapolis. Pauline married Everett Taylor and had a daughter Marilyn Ann. Later she married Merritt F. Richhart; he has preceded her in death. She was an active member in the Community Methodist Church of Lake Como, Fla., and the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester. Her memberships also include the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 514, Fort Wayne, for over half a century. Pauline is survived by four grandchildren, Charles Evan Jones and wife Pam, Kevin Korby Jones and companion Connie Ringle, Candace A. Jones, and Christine K. Jones, all of Rochester; a brother, John, husband of Ella Richards, Crescent City, Fla.; seven greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marilyn Ann Jones; a great-grandson, Jonathan Howard Kamp; two sisters, Eva Ringler and Ollivene Couzens; and four brothers, Clifford, Russell, Rex and Robert "Sandy" Richards.

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A celebration of the life of Pauline Richhart will be at 2 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. A memorial service conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star No. 70 will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Interment will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 W. Seventh St., Rochester, or Hickory Creek at Rochester, 340 E. 18th St., Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Charlene A. Zartman April 2, 1953-July 4, 2010 Charlene A. ZARTMAN, 57, of 1125 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Charlene was born April 2, 1953, in Kingston, N.Y., to Charles and Helen (Kelly) Bonse. She was married Aug. 8, 2003, in Rochester to Douglas A. Zartman. Charlene had been a Rochester resident since 2003, coming from Alabama. She was retired due to health concerns from account management. As a vocalist, Charlene loved to sing, hitting notes of great range while harmonizing with her family. To relax she enjoyed climbing aboard Doug's Harley and catching the breeze while touring jaunts across northern Indiana. Charlene will be sadly missed by her loving husband Doug, her adoring daughter and grandchildren, her treasured brothers and sisters, the precious Zartman family and the many friends she made during life's journey to cherish her memory of the many good times they shared. Survivors include her husband, Doug, at home; one daughter, Chonna Parker and husband Josh, Mobile, Ala.; two grandchildren, Emma and Alex, both in Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Terri Finch and husband Alan, New York, and Donna Dougherty and companion Dan

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Eignor, South Carolina; two brothers, Charlie Bonse, New York, and Shane Clark, California; mother-in-law, Mary E. "Sis" Zartman, Rochester; and two sisters- and brothers-in-law, Mel and Mike Taylor and Deb and Kenny Weekley, all of Rochester. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and a nephew Nathan. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Charlene A. Zartman will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, where Charlene's family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the hour of the service. Mrs. Mel Taylor will preside at the service. Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Hope Hospice, the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Thursday, July 8, 2010 Mary Beth Carroll Mary Beth CARROLL, 56, of Rochester, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include two sons, Ryan Cheeseman, Rochester, and Kyle Cheeseman, Rochester; a sister, Kay M. Brash, Rochester; and two brothers, Paul Schroeder, Fort Myers, Fla., and Dale Schroeder, Columbus. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Nancy L. Fox Nov. 26, 1932-July 6, 2010 Nancy Lee FOX, 77, of Akron and formerly of Kouts, passed away Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. She was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Kouts to Alvin and Edna (Kniefel) Klemm. Nancy was a graduate of Kouts High School and a

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member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kouts for many years. She enjoyed going to auctions and cooking. On Jan. 20, 1951, in Hebron, Nancy married Charles "Steve" Fox, who preceded her in death in 2002. Nancy is survived by five sons, Dennis (Wanda) Fox, Lafayette; John (Anne) Fox, Akron; Curt Fox, Kouts; Keith (Sharon) Fox, Kouts; and Troy (Sue) Fox, Akron. One sister, Kay Stillson, Marshall, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren also survive. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will take place Saturday at noon CDT at Kosanke Funeral Home, 105 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts, with the Rev. Robert Hauter officiating and visitation from 10 a.m. CDT until the time of service. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Kouts. Friday, July 9, 2010 Mary Beth Carroll Nov. 14, 1953-July 6, 2010 Mary Beth (Schroeder) CARROLL, 56, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. This ended her 20-year brave and valiant battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born in Rochester on Nov. 14, 1953, to Norbert and Evelyn N. (Knoedler) Schroeder. Mary Beth grew up in Rochester with a sister, Kay, and two brothers, Paul and Dale. With great pride she graduated in 1972 from Rochester High School. Following high school she attended Ball State University for two years. As an active and athletic young woman, Mary Beth enjoyed a variety of sports that involved water. The summertime allowed her to hone her skills on the slalom; she was a marathoner behind the ski boat. With the arrival of winter she enjoyed snow skiing and ice skating. Later as a devoted mother sharing her love for water sports, Mary Beth was on the lake from sunrise to sunset with her sons Ryan and Kyle teaching them the skills and the techniques of skiing. During

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the years of life on Camelot Lake, the boys, her pride and joy, evolved into tournament level water skiers. With that it was Mary Beth, No. 1 cheerleader, always shoreside cheering them on. Mary Beth treasured her collections of dolphins, angels and unique nautical-themed pieces. To relax she listened to the music of the Eagles, Bob Seger and Brent Evans. TV entertainment included "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and of course cheering for Notre Dame's Fighting Irish basketball and football teams. Keeping abreast with her many friends was accomplished as she was an avid Facebook member. She enjoyed surfing the net and enjoyed Cafe World, Farmville and Farmtown. Mary Beth savored the good times spent with her lifelong friends, Linda, Wendy, Pam and Marianne. The adventures they encountered over the years were vast and memorable. Paramount in her life was her family. Bringing her great joy about five years ago was the arrival of her beautiful granddaughter Kirsta Sky. With visits to "Grandma," Kirsta was the light of her life, re-energizing her with a new purpose to live. Mary Beth was thrilled with the March 13 wedding and reception of Kyle and Sandra. With a tribute for a special mom, it was friends and family that witnessed the joy of Mary Beth dancing with her son, the handsome groom. From beginning to end Mary Beth lived life to the fullest, truly defining, "It's not the length of life one lives, but the life you live during those years." She leaves behind her family who loved and adored her, her lifelong best friends, schoolmates from the Zebra Class of 1972, Facebook key pals, and her family at Hickory Creek to cherish the memories of the good times they shared. Mary Beth is survived by two sons, Ryan Cheesman and companion Casey Bailey, Rochester, and Kyle Cheesman and wife Sandra, Rochester; one granddaughter, Kirsta Sky Cheesman, Rochester; a sister, Kay M. Brash and husband Greg, Rochester; two brothers, Paul Schroeder, Fort Myers, Fla., and Dale Schroeder and wife Julia, Columbus; and her best friends Pam Eikenberry, Linda Hudkins and Wendy Shirley.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and lifelong friend Marianne Johnson Moore. A celebration of the life of Mary Beth (Schroeder) Carroll will be at 7 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with her family from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Steve Moore will host the celebration honoring her. She will be laid to eternal rest with her family at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Dean Rhodes Jan. 8, 1911-July 7, 2010 Dean RHODES, 99, a resident of Tippecanoe, passed away Wednesday in his home. He was born the son of Riley Rhodes and Mattie (Martin) Rhodes on Jan. 8, 1911, in northern (Richland Township) Fulton County. He had been a resident of the Tippecanoe area since March of 1938. Dean was a farmer and he loved children and he drove a school bus for 25 years until he was 65 years old. He was also a graduate of Richland Center school in 1928. He was married June 11, 1933, to Edith May Kochel, who died Feb. 20, 2000. He is survived by his three sons, David and wife Marian Rhodes, Baroda, Mich., Russel and wife Janice Rhodes, Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., and Donald Rhodes, Tippecanoe. He was also blessed with his nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Beecher Rhodes. A celebration of Dean's life will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, with Pastor Stormy Scherer-Berry of the Bourbon First United Methodist church officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 6

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p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Parks Cemetery north of Bourbon. The family would welcome memorial contributions in his memory to Tippecanoe Community Center or Tippecanoe Fireman's Auxiliary in lieu of flowers. You may send condolences via e-mail to the family at [email protected] Saturday, July 10, 2010 Russell N. Crum Russell N. “Rusty” CRUM, 51, of Denver, passed away Friday morning at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Marie L. Erdmann Feb. 18, 1915-July 8, 2010 Marie Louise ERDMANN, 95, of Richmond, died Thursday at Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond. Marie was born Feb. 18, 1915, in Reynolds, to Emil and Mary Katherine (Bardonner) Wiese and was a graduate of Reynolds High School. She was also a graduate of Fort Wayne Business College and had lived in Rochester and Franklin before moving to Richmond 23 years ago. Marie was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Franklin, and had been a bookkeeper for Henderson Drugs. Survivors include her sons, Paul Erdmann and wife Rita and Eldon Erdmann and wife Beverly, both of Arcanum, Ohio; grandchildren April Zderad, Julie Patten, Matthew Erdmann, John Erdmann, Sarah Beard, Ariana Crum and Ian Erdmann; eight greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reid Taylor Erdmann, who died in 1969; children Linda Marie (Erdmann) Sander, Mary Louise (Erdmann) McRoberts and Carl Emil Erdmann; grandson Lucas Erdmann; great-grandchildren Abigail and Noah Zderad; and siblings Otto, Paul, Herbert, Lorenz and Charlotte Wiese.

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Visitation for Marie Louise Erdmann will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at St. James Lutheran Church, 110 N. Kenton, Reynolds. The funeral service will follow immediately after the visitation at noon with the Rev. Charles Blakey officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Reynolds. Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 S. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com. Elizabeth A. Gray May 14, 1916-July 8, 2010 Elizabeth Ann GRAY, 94, of Renaissance Village of Fort Wayne and formerly of Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Renaissance Village. Elizabeth was born May 14, 1916, in Akron to Harvey and Helen (Studebaker) Arter. She was married Jan. 14, 1942, in Akron to Wm. Edward Gray, who passed away Oct. 28, 2008. She was a homemaker and former telephone operator for General Telephone, Akron. Elizabeth graduated from Akron High School. She was a lifelong member of the Akron United Methodist Church, a former member of the Akron OES Chapter, and the Akron Women's Club. She lived her entire life in the Akron area. Survivors include a son, Philip E. and wife Ivy Gray, Fort Wayne; a granddaughter, Holly and husband Ted Raney, Fort Wayne; a grandson, Brian and wife April Gray, Fort Wayne; three greatgranddaughters, Aliya Raney, Gretchen Raney and Morgan Miller; a great-grandson, Wyatt Raney; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Mimi Tucker officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Akron United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Floyd T. Kelly Dec. 17, 1943-July 3, 2010 Floyd T. "Tom" KELLY, 66, of Bandera, Texas, passed away July 3. He was born Dec. 17, 1943, in East Chicago, to Floyd and Opal (Perry) Kelly. Tom married Barbara (Singleton) Kelly on March 11, 1967, in West Lafayette. He was a Rochester resident for 35 years. Tom retired in 2007 from Rochester Community School Corp. after 38 years of teaching. He was also director of technology and coached football for 38 years. Tom was a member of the Indiana Football Coaches Association and its board of directors. Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Kelly; his two children, Corey Kelly and wife Sherry, Bandera, Texas, and Thomas Sean Kelly, Rochester; his brother, Ron and wife Barbara, Minooka, Ill.; his sister, Patricia Malloy and husband Jim, Cincinnati, Ohio; and seven nephews and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of Tom's life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Legacy Funeral Center at Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, with the Rev. James Glover officiating and visitation from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom's name to the Indiana Football Coaches Association, c/o Dave Land, 1024 Warwick Road, Muncie, IN 47304. Online condolences may be shared at www.legacyfuneralcenters.com.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 Nettie Ray Crabbs Nettie Ray CRABBS, 102, of 1137 W. Birmingham Road, Macy, died Sunday. Survivors include two daughters, Chaume Smoker, Louisiana, Mo., and Charone Savage, Macy; and twin sons, Dr. Jerry Ray Crabbs, Burlington, Ky., and Lawrence J. Crabbs, Godfrey, Ill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Russell N. Crum Russell N. "Rusty" CRUM, 51, of Denver, passed away Friday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Sally Ann; his mother, Mary Ann Crum-O'Neal, West Monroe, La.; daughter Whitney A. Crum, Peru; brother James R. Crum, Williamston, Mich.; sister Dixie A. Clem, Denver; stepdaughter Courtney Wanamaker; and stepson Corey Thompson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Melvin B. Woodcox Feb. 11, 1943-July 10, 2010 Melvin B. WOODCOX, 67, 317 W. 11th St., Rochester, passed away at 5:17 a.m. Saturday at his residence. He was born Feb. 11, 1943, in Talma, to Benjamin and Dorothy (Bixler) Woodcox. On July 21, 1967, he married Eva Reffett, and she preceded him in death. He was owner/operator of Arcox Manufacturing in Rochester, which he started in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball.

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Survivors include a daughter, Linda Jones, Columbia City. Five sons, Travis and wife Stacy Woodcox, Rochester; Bruce and wife Wendy Woodcox, Rochester; John and wife Denise Woodcox, South Whitley; Bret Arnett, Texas; and Tom and wife Barb Arnett, Texas. Two brothers, Lonnie Woodcox, Rochester, and David Woodcox, Fort Wayne; one sister, Martha Jean Melvin, Columbia City; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A companion, Edie Swanson, Rochester, also survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ulrich Woodcox and Arthur Woodcox, sister Edith Przestwor, and a grandson, Timothy Krider. Private services will be conducted by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent through [email protected] Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Nettie Ray Crabbs Jan. 10, 1908-July 11, 2010 Nettie Ray CRABBS, 102, of 1137 W. Birmingham Road, Macy, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 11:32 a.m. Sunday at her daughter's home near Macy. She was born Jan. 10, 1908, in Charleston, S.C., to John Robert and Elizabeth (Marjenhoff) Ray. On July 25, 1930, she married Lester Ferris Crabbs in Cleveland, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1986. Their union lasted 56 years. Nettie was a graduate of Hepzibah High School in Hepzibah, Ga. Later, she graduated from State Normal College of Athens, Ga.; the University Hospital School of Nursing of Augusta, Ga.; St. Luke's School of Nursing, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Woodcox Commercial School, of Cleveland, Ohio. She was a homemaker, who was also involved in the nursing profession and child care.

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Nettie was the oldest member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Neighborly Club, Rebekah Lodge, Past Grand Noble Club and RSVP. Pinochle was a favorite pastime, shared with family and friends. Rochester was her home for 74 years, prior to moving near Macy, where she had lived with her daughter, Charone, the past six years. She is survived by two daughters, Chaume Smoker and husband Wayne, Louisiana, Mo., and Charone Savage, Macy; twin sons, Lawrence J. Crabbs, Godfrey, Ill., and Dr. Jerry Ray Crabbs, Burlington, Ky.; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and eight sisters. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Nettie Ray Crabbs will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle and the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. She will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband Lester in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family at [email protected] Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Connie L. Bressler Sept. 3, 1947-June 28, 2010 Connie L. BRESSLER, 62, of Surprise, Ariz., passed away June 28 in Sun City West, Ariz. Connie was a member of the Baha'i Faith. Connie Bressler was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Chicago. She was the daughter of Robert and Nedra (Zimmerman) Zimmerman. Connie lived in Rochester, hometown to her parents, early in her life. Although Connie moved from Rochester at a young age, she

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continued to stay in touch and visit with her Zimmerman, Carr and Van Horn relatives, as well as her other good friends, such as the Becker family, in and around Rochester. Connie and Earl Bressler were married in November of 1997 in the city of Peoria, Ill. They moved to Surprise, Ariz., from Sycamore, Ill., in 2007. Connie was a homemaker and in Illinois she had been employed as a medical practice office manager. Connie volunteered in several hospitals, working on newsletters, helping visitors and generally cheering the lives of those around her. Connie worked in support of the Baha'i Faith and community, supported conservation/recycling efforts, and enjoyed decorating her home, entertaining friends and meeting new people. Connie is survived by her loving husband, Earl; her mother, Nedra, Lombard, Ill.; her two brothers, Bruce Zimmerman, Champaign, Ill., and Tom Zimmerman with wife Kim, Chicago; two nieces, Jenni Lehman and husband Kelly, East Troy, Wis., and Madeleine Zimmerman, Chicago; and numerous family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; her maternal grandparents, Emerson Zimmerman, of Bakersfield Calif., and Dorothy Helen (Osborne) Keller, of Rochester; and her paternal grandparents, Bess (Sanders) and Orva Zimmerman, both of Rochester. A Baha'i service was held Thursday at Sunwest Funeral Home, El Mirage, Ariz. Connie was laid to rest at Sunwest Cemetery, in the shade of a nice tree, following the service. Donations may be made, in Connie's name, to The National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 201905362. Online condolences may be shared at www.heritagefuneralchapels.com. Esther L. Overmyer Esther L. OVERMYER, 92, of Culver, died Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.

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The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete. Thursday, July 15, 2010 M. “Kay” Hart June 17, 1930-June 29, 2010 M. "Kay" HART, 80, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away June 29 at his home. A Rochester business man from 1966 to 1978, he owned Indiana Heating Service. Kay retired to Florida in 1999 after many years in business in Portland, Ore. He is survived by the family he loved and cherished, as they did him: his sister, Chris Simonson, Rochester. Three daughters, "Deb" Deborah Gail Tyler; "Karen" Michelle Karen Hart Rudd, Rochester and Akron; and "Pam" Pamela Susan Reutebuch, Logansport. And two sons, John C. Hart, Arizona, and Karl E. Hart, Woodburn, Ore. Kay had 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Kay is also survived by his wife of 44 years, Charlene J. Hart. There is no replacing Kay in her heart. Kay was preceded in death by his father and mother, Chalmer and Marjorie Hart; his brother, Chalmer Hart Jr.; and the mother of his children, Gail V. Hart. Kay has been cremated and no memorial service has been planned by family at this time. Dolores R. McTaggart Sept. 6, 1925-July 13, 2010 Dolores R. McTAGGART, 84, of Monticello, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday at Monticello Assisted Living and Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Hammond to the late Presley and Maria (Herber) Gourley. Her marriage to Frederick M. McTaggart was on Jan. 22, 1949, and he preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1994.

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Mrs. McTaggart was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello. She had worked as a telephone operator with Youngstown Sheet and Tube, formerly of East Chicago. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann (the late Jim) Krol, Lowell; son Patrick (Linda) McTaggart, Rochester; sister Donna (Gene) Argentine, Arkansas; brother Vernon (Pat) Gourley, Winamac; two grandsons, Dale (Bridgett) Krol and Wayne Krol, both of Lowell; granddaughter Molly Krol, Fishers; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Ellen Gourley, and brother Winford Gourley. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. CDT Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church located at 6709 Arizona Ave., Hammond. Graveside funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. CDT at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens mausoleum chapel located at 8178 Cline Ave., Schererville. The Rev. Fred W. Dorisse will officiate services. Entombment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be given to the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Hammond. You may sign the online guestbook at www.springervoorhisdraper.com. Esther L. Overmyer Esther L. OVERMYER, 92, of Culver, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Survivors include her husband, Russell Overmyer, Culver; daughter Kay Hyland, Culver; and sister Evelyn Bottorff, Plymouth. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver, with the service beginning at 11 a.m. James D. Tinney James Damon TINNEY, 31, of Deedsville, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Amy Jo, and parents Jeff P. and Linda K. Tinney; four children, Thayne Elijah Tinney, Taylor Madison Tinney, Tristan Japeth "T.J." Tinney and Addison Layne Tinney, all at home; and one sister, Mindy Brown, Cullman, Ala.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Brent A. Troyer Brent Allen TROYER, 44, of Plymouth, died Monday at his residence. Survivors include his son, Joshua Troyer, Plymouth; father Lewis E. Troyer, Ocala, Fla.; sister Cheryl Lowry, Winamac; and brother Rick Troyer, Troy, Ala. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at JohnsonDanielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the service beginning at noon. Friday, July 16, 2010 No Obituaries Saturday, July 17, 2010 Myron Alderfer Myron ALDERFER, 87, of 2321 Waterview Drive, Rochester, passed away Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn K. Bailey, Akron, and Diana S. Van Norstron, Vevay; a son, Randy M. Alderfer, Rochester; three sisters, Ruby Thompson, Mary Bruce and Phyllis Grimes; and four brothers, Earl Alderfer, Merle Alderfer, Wayne Alderfer and Howard Alderfer. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Bernice O. Devereux Bernice O. DEVEREUX, 93, 316 Woodies Lane, Bremen, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen.

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Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman funeral Home, Argos. Monday, July 19, 2010 Myron E. Alderfer Sept. 13, 1922-July 15, 2010 Myron Everette ALDERFER, 87, of 2321 Waterview Drive, Rochester, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Thursday surrounded by his loving family at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Myron was born, one of 12 children, in Richland Center on Sept. 13, 1922, to the late Carl and Ruth Ault Alderfer. He was a proud graduate of Richland Center High School, a member of the Class of 1940. Patriotism beckoned him to serve our country during World War II. He served with the U.S. Army. On June 6, 1943, in Rochester, Myron took the hand of his lovely bride Kathryn L. "Kate" Knight. Their union spanned 57 years and produced three children, Carolyn, Diana and Randy. As a master mechanic, Myron served our community's automotive repair needs at Louderback's and Shepherd's Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac. He also had a special forte for keeping his family's fleet running and in top condition. To relax he enjoyed listening to the music of the Big Band Era. As a dedicated ham radio operator, Myron was also known as "WB9RLE." He was a member of the Saltminers and Moonlighters radio clubs. Electronics and technology intrigued him. He spent many hours tinkering on small appliance motors as well as automotive engines. He was a lifelong student of technology annually attending conferences and seminars, keeping himself updated on the latest trends and methods of repair. From this devotion, his family and close friends dubbed him the "Doctor of Motors." Myron's memberships included Rochester Church of the Nazarene and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion. Myron is survived by two daughters, Carolyn K. Bailey and companion Gary Gagnon Sr., Akron, and Diana S. Van Norstron,

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Vevay; a son, Randy M. Alderfer, Rochester. Three sisters, Ruby Thompson and husband Earl, Mentone; Mary Bruce, Mentone; and Phyllis Grimes and husband Richard, LaPorte. And three brothers, Merle Alderfer, Laketon; Wayne Alderfer and Lavina, Cromwell; and Howard Alderfer and wife Alverta, Chapman Lake. Nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Van Norstron; a sister, Jessie Armstrong; and four brothers, Frederick, Lloyd, Earl and Clyde Alderfer. A celebration of the life of Mr. Myron E. Alderfer will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Don Meyer officiating. Friends may visit with his family in the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Tuesday. He will be laid to eternal rest at the Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Hayden M. Aldridge Hayden Mikah ALDRIDGE, 1 day old, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Margaret L. Allen Nov. 23, 1932-July 16, 2010 Margaret L. ALLEN, 77, of Delong, passed away Friday in her home. Mrs. Allen was born Nov. 23, 1932, in Chicago, to John and Mary (Wilson) Laffey and lived in the area most of her life. On Feb. 4, 1950, in Bass Lake, she was married to Pastor Floyd Allen, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jewel (Larry) Ketcham, LaPorte, and Barbara (Richard) Brown, Peru; two sons, Alan (Tina)

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and Patrick (Barbie), both of Delong; fifteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Laffey, Indianapolis, and John Kane, Anderson; and three sisters, Patricia Wentz and Mary Byer, both of Knox, and Marlene Shaffer, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Timothy and Jeffery; four brothers; and two sisters. Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and a founding member of the Pilgrim Gospel Lighthouse Church of Delong. She was the head of the Delong Christian Academy. She had many talents as a musician, poet, songwriter, teacher, painter and seamstress, and she was a mother to many and was the matriarch of the church. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. CDT at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, Delong. Burial will be at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox. Friends may call today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT at Rannells Funeral Home's chapel in Hamlet and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the church. For online condolences go to rannellsfuneralhome.com. Claude Bradley Sr. Nov. 18, 1918-July 17, 2010 Claude BRADLEY Sr., 91, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Claude was born Nov. 18, 1918, in Floyd County, Ky., to Oscar and Juda (Ousley) Bradley. He was married first to Laura Gamble in 1932 in McArthur, Ohio; she died in 1989. He was married a second time to Leora (Arnett) Prater on Aug. 14, 1982, in Silver Lake. Claude was a resident of Kosciusko County for the past 50 years. He was a millwright for Millwright Local 1043. He was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church, Silver Lake, and Northwest Indiana Regional Carpenters. Survivors include his wife, Leora Bradley, North Manchester. Three sons, Paul (Donna) Bradley, Kewanna; Claude "Sonny"

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Bradley Jr., Rochester; and Floyd "Tick" Bradley, Morocco. A daughter, Vera Rowlison, Monument, Colo.; stepson Ronnie (Bianca) Prater, Claypool. Three stepdaughters, Mary Lou (Larry) Marshall, Akron, Kathy Lynn (Dave) Terrel, North Manchester, and Ruby Lee (Ron) Hunt, North Manchester. 18 grandchildren; 33 greatgrandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Goldie Cox, Rochester. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosalee Pawlosky, in January 1986. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church, Silver Lake, with Gospel Hill Pastor Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made to K-21 Cancer Fund. Henry C. Bradley The Rev. Henry Charles BRADLEY, 88, 424 Clay St., Rochester, died Saturday at his home. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jane Beliles, Inwood; Barbara R. Tam, Fulton; and Joan Bradley, Rochester. Two sons, Chuck Bradley, Rochester, and the Rev. Erve Bradley, Hamlet; and one sister, Zola Smith, Wheatfield. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to services. Betty D. Daulton Nov. 17, 1922-July 16, 2010 Betty D. DAULTON, 87, 617 Madison St., Rochester, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Akron, the daughter of Glen B. and Mable (Regenas) Tullis. On Nov. 15, 1947, in South Bend, she married Glen E. Daulton. He preceded her in death May 28, 1980. Mrs. Daulton retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx in Rochester.

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Survivors include her two children, Christine and husband Butch Martin, South Bend, and Steve G. Daulton, Rochester. Her grandchildren, Heather B. and husband Adrian Velez, South Bend; Dawn L. Martin, South Bend; and Nicole C. Daulton, Dallas, Texas. And her great-grandchildren, Xiomara V. Velez and Tomas A. Velez, both of South Bend, and Gabriel Daulton, Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Judy Ann Burchfield, and brothers Milo Tullis and Bruce Tullis. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Bernice O. Devereux Bernice O. DEVEREUX, 93, 316 Woodies Lane, Bremen, died Thursday at Bremen Health Care Center. Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Cain, Argos, and Betty Miller, Crystal Lake, Ill.; and her sons, Richard Devereux, Fort Myers, Fla., and Michael Devereux, Elkhart. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Florence J. Johnson Florence Juanita Cutshaw JOHNSON, 96, 1081 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, died Saturday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Anne Brubaker, Rochester; one son, Dick Johnson, Akron; and one sister, Margaret Stanton, Rochester. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Athens Cemetery, Athens. The Good Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth C. Nettrouer Kenneth C. NETTROUER, 53, of Argos, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Survivors include his wife, Rinda Nettrouer, Argos. Three sons, Christofer Nettrouer, Churubusco; Ryon Nettrouer, Argos; and Erik Nettrouer, Churubusco. His mother, Genevieve Nettrouer, Donaldson; two sisters, Jeanette Phillips and Shirley Klinedinst, both of Plymouth. And three brothers, LeRoy Nettrouer, Lakeville; Charlie Nettrouer, Plymouth; and Jerry Nettrouer, Plymouth. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Plymouth, with services at 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Henry C. Bradley The Rev. Henry C. BRADLEY, 88, of 424 Clay St., Rochester, passed away at 9 a.m. Saturday surrounded by his loving family at his home. Henry was the former pastor of Grandview Pentecostal, northwest of Rochester, and Gravel Road Pentecostal, serving the communities of Silver Lake and Claypool. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jane Beliles and husband Don, Inwood; Barbara R. Tam and husband Brad, Fulton; and Joan Bradley, Rochester. Two sons, Chuck Bradley and wife Christine, Rochester, and the Rev. Erve Bradley and wife Dee, Hamlet; one sister, Zola Smith, Wheatfield; 10 grandchildren; 3and numerous great-grandchildren. A celebration of the life of the Rev. Henry C. Bradley will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to services. The LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Manitou VFW will accord military rites. Burial will follow at the Sycamore Cemetery, north and

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east of Rochester, where he will be laid to eternal rest next to his wife Hildegard. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at [email protected] Florence J. Johnson March 27, 1914-July 17, 2010 Florence Juanita Cutshaw JOHNSON, 96, 1081 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Florence was born March 27, 1914, in Fulton County. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Anne Brubaker, Rochester; one son, Dick Johnson, Akron; and one sister, Margaret Stanton, Rochester. A graveside service for Mrs. Florence J. Johnson will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Athens Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. The Manitou VFW and LeRoy Shelton American Legion will accord a military honors service. The Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials may be made to the Jim Brubaker Firemen's Fund through the Northern Indiana Foundation or Hope Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Dorothy A. Townsend Dec. 22, 1923-July 19, 2010 Dorothy A. TOWNSEND, 86, 204 N. Indiana 25, Fulton, passed away at 12:25 a.m. Monday at her son's residence in Peru. She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Peru, the daughter of Everett and Alta Lee (Martindale) Ramer. On Oct. 15, 1942, in Denver, she married George A. Townsend. He preceded her in death June 29, 2006. Mrs. Townsend had been a homemaker and had attended the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

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Survivors include her sons, Terry and wife Sally Townsend, Peru; Gary and wife Mary Townsend, Crawfordsville; Steve and wife Delores Townsend, Kettering, Ohio; Rex Townsend, Kettering, Ohio. Her grandchildren, Jeremy and wife Kristie Townsend, Roseburg, Ore.; Jennifer and husband Troy Roush, Lucerne; Jaime and wife Nikki Smith, Logansport; Zachari Townsend, South Whitley; Amanda Townsend, Peru; John and wife Kara Townsend, West Lafayette; Leah and husband Don Bush, Battle Ground; Alicia Townsend, Lafayette; Adam Townsend, Royal Center; Katrina Townsend, Royal Center; Mathieu and wife Chris Hubin, Kettering, Ohio; Michelle Townsend, Kettering, Ohio; Mitchell Townsend, Lafayette; and Kaitlyn Townsend, Lafayette. Several great-grandchildren; sister Ilene Buzbee, Twelve Mile; and brother Gerald Ramer, Peru. She was preceded in death by her son, Roland Townsend; greatgranddaughter Emily Roush; brothers Edgar and Wilbur Ramer; and sister Louise Ramer Jones. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton. Family and friends are invited to gather for fellowship at the Fulton Community Building, following the graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Hayden M. Aldridge July 16, 2010-July 17, 2010 Hayden Mikah ALDRIDGE, 1 day old, 937 E. 9th St., Rochester, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was born Friday in South Bend the son of Elycia Aldridge, Rochester, and Chris Bender, Elkhart.

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He is survived by his parents; grandparents Emily and Richard Aldridge, Rochester, and Kevin and Nyla Bender, Elkhart; greatgrandparents Deana and husband Chester Rummel, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Emmitt and wife Margaret Wakefield, Cherokee, N.C., and Alvin Joe and wife Patricia Aldridge, Fort Wayne; great-greatgrandparents Ella Dean Pace, Dayton, Texas, and Emmitt Wakefield, Baytown, Texas; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his great-grandma Sandra Addis and his great-great-grandma Ruby Jo Wakefield. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Faith Outreach Center, Rochester, with the Rev. Steve Hohm officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Henry C. Bradley Jan. 23, 1922-July 17, 2010 The Rev. Henry C. BRADLEY, 88, of 424 Clay St., Rochester, went to be with our Lord and Father at 9 a.m. Saturday. He passed away surrounded by his loving family at home. Henry was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Prestonburg, Ky., near the Blue River to Erve and Alva "Dalk" (Wright) Bradley. As a young man he grew up with his sister Zola. Later he answered the call to serve our country during World War II. He was stationed in Germany during his stint with the U.S. Army. It was there where he met his bride-to-be, Hildegard Eichler. Following his tour he continued to reside in Germany as a member of the American Red Cross while he continued courting. Hildegard and Henry returned to the states and were married Dec. 28, 1946, in Rochester. Their marriage spanned 57 years and yielded three daughters, Mary Jane, Barbara and Joan, and two sons, Chuck and Erve. Hildegard preceded him in death Dec. 3, 2004. He

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later married Emma Jean Bradley, who preceded him in death May 26, 2010. The Rev. Henry served the Lord during his lifelong journey. He was the former pastor of Grandview Pentecostal, northwest of Rochester, and Gravel Road Pentecostal, serving the communities of Silver Lake and Claypool. Embracing the outdoors, he loved to fish especially in Michigan for Coho salmon. He was a die-hard Cub fan and loved southern gospel music. He enjoyed the music of Tennessee Ernie Ford and Burl Ives but was the No. 1 fan of his musically talented daughter Mary and grandson David. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jane Beliles and husband Don, Inwood; Barbara R. Tam and husband Brad, Fulton; and Joan Bradley, Rochester. Two sons, Chuck Bradley and wife Christine, Rochester, and the Rev. Erve Bradley and wife Dee, Hamlet; one sister, Zola Smith, Wheatfield; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of the life of the Rev. Henry C. Bradley will be at 10 a.m. today at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with visitation an hour prior to services. The LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Manitou VFW will accord military rites. Burial will follow at the Sycamore Cemetery, north and east of Rochester, where he will be laid to eternal rest next to his wife Hildegard. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at [email protected] Isaac H. Barlow Isaac Harold BARLOW, 100, 14400 Juniper Road, Argos, died Monday at 9:35 p.m. at his daughter’s residence. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 Isabell Hatfield Nov. 20, 1912-July 20, 2010 Isabell HATFIELD, 97, of Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Isabell was born Nov. 20, 1912, in White County to Charles Edward and Anna Myrtle (Sullivan) Blanton. Isabell was married March 31, 1934, to Albert Hatfield, who passed away May 31, 1985. Isabell worked in Mentone at Cooper's Store and she had been a cook at the Talma Junior High School as well as being a homemaker. She was a 59-year member of the Mentone United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the former Jolly Janes Club, and she attended the Senior Citizens Site, Mentone. Survivors include one son, Larry and wife Rebecca Hatfield, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Scott Hatfield, Christina Schneider, Heather Hatfield, Daniel Kindig and Teresa Hanson; and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Kindig; four sisters; three brothers; and her parents. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litton officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to an organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Florence J. Johnson March 27, 1914-July 17, 2010 Florence Juanita Cutshaw JOHNSON, 96, 1081 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family as she passed away at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was

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born March 27, 1914, in Fulton County to Arthur J. and Lucinda (Sayger) Cutshaw. Florence completed high school and continued on to college to study nursing. Following her graduation, as a registered nurse, she began her nursing career at City Hospital in Indianapolis. Later she joined the U.S. Army and served our country during World War II with the Army nurse corps. On Dec. 31, 1946, she was honorably discharged with the rank and known to all as 1st Lt. Florence J. Cutshaw. Many local residents remember her assisting Dr. Dean K. Stinson as his office nurse from 1958 to 1980. On Aug. 4, 1950, in Macy, Florence married the love of her life, Emerson Johnson. Their union produced two children, Dick and Sue. During her lifetime the family added three generations that included five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Florence was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star of Akron, and the District No. 18 Nurses Association. Florence enjoyed working with her hands. She knitted many warm creations of scarves, gloves and afghans for family and special friends. She also made custom plastic canvas artwork. Florence was a friend to the hummingbirds, feeding them and observing their lively behaviors. She also collected hummingbird statues and memorabilia. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Anne Brubaker, Rochester; one son, Dick Johnson and wife Sharon, Warsaw; one sister, Margaret Stanton, Rochester. And five grandchildren, Ladonna and John Mitchell, Rochester; Brian and Paige Johnson, Akron; Sondra Patton, Warsaw; Kimberly and Derrek Holloway, Rochester; and Ben Brubaker, Rochester. Nine great-grandchildren also survive. Preceding her in death with her parents and husband were two sisters, Zoe Smith and Donna O'Brien; one brother, Paul Cutshaw; a brother-in-law, Bill Stanton; and a son-in-law, Jim Brubaker, in 2003. A graveside service for Mrs. Florence J. Johnson will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Athens Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. The Manitou VFW and LeRoy Shelton American Legion will accord a military honors service. The Good Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Preferred memorials may be made to the Jim Brubaker Firemen's Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation or Hope Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Friday, July 23, 2010 Isaac H. Barlow Isaac Harold BARLOW, 100, 14400 Juniper Road, Argos, died Monday at his daughter's residence. Survivors include his children, Priscilla Norris, Argos; Gene Barlow, Argos; Donald Barlow, Staffordsville, Ky.; and Rosemary Ferrill, Rock River, Wyo. And a sister, Ruth Lee, Vallejo, Calif. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Delta L. Smelser Delta L. SMELSER, 88, of 5437 S. Indiana 19, Mentone, died Wednesday at her residence. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Antonides, Warsaw; a son, Rick Smelser, Richmond; and a brother, Frank Smith, Mentone. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with visitation for an hour prior to the service. Saturday, July 24, 2010 No Obituaries

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Monday, July 26, 2010 Ruth H. Grossman March 14, 1915-July 24, 2010 Ruth H. GROSSMAN, 95, of 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, formerly of 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 5 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness. Ruth was born March 14, 1915, near Argos in Marshall County to George and Nora (Carpenter) Myers. She lived her entire life in the Argos community. Ruth married Holice A. Grossman on July 4, 1937, in Argos; he preceded her in death in January of 1974. Upon her marriage to Holice, Ruth became an integral part of Grossman Funeral Home, and in 1946 they purchased the funeral home from Otto Grossman. For the next 50 years she oversaw the day-to-day tasks at the funeral home, and semiretired in 1986, with full retirement coming in 1996. She was a member of the Argos Bible Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary No. 48, both of Argos; the Order of the Eastern Star No. 26 of Plymouth; and Rainbow Girls as mother adviser for the Argos Chapter. She was a graduate of Argos High School in the Class of 1933. The Argos Alumni Association named her to the Hall of Fame on June 6, 1998, for her lifelong service to her family, community and church. The Argos Area Chamber of Commerce awarded her the Community Service Award in recognition of long and outstanding service to the Argos community on April 22, 1985. Survivors include two grandsons, Chris Grossman, Charleston, S.C., and Greg Grossman (Julie), Greenville, S.C.; a great-grandson, Jackson Grossman; several nieces and nephews; her niece, who had been her caregiver for several years, Shirley Pomeroy and husband Jim; Bremen; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Grossman, Charleston, S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Robert Grossman in January 1985; four sisters, Clara Garner, Eva Burkett,

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Edna Burkett and Zella McCay; four brothers, Harry Myers, Kenneth Myers, Charles Myers and Robert Myers. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Services will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Fishburn and the Rev. Phillip Platz officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Memorial contributions may be made to Argos EMS, Attn: Candi, 201 W. Walnut St., Argos, IN 46501, or to Argos Bible Church, 210 S. Maple St., Argos, IN 46501. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family through [email protected] Michael Gryalba Michael GRYALBA, 79, of 630 E. 17th St., Rochester died at 5:47 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Raymond E. Nyeholt Raymond E. NYEHOLT, 67, 734 Race St., Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Larry R. Mahler Larry Richard "Hammer" MAHLER, 69, of Culver, died Saturday in Culver. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Mahler, Monterey; son Edward Mahler, DeBeque, Colo.; two daughters, Susan Mahler and Lisa Mahler, both of Culver; two sisters, Ginger Shirley, Albuquerque, N.M., and Paulette Hanna, Plymouth; and a brother, Greg Mahler, Monterey.

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Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Richard Mushinski Richard MUSHINSKI, 81, 2119 Poet’s Drive, Rochester, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. John T. Pugh July 6, 1914-July 24, 2010 John T. PUGH, 96, 2766 Southway 31, Rochester, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. John was born July 6, 1914, in Beaver Township, Pulaski County, the son of George and Maude (Utterbach) Pugh. On July 6, 1935, in Francesville, he married Isabelle C. Byrd. She preceded him in death March 24, 1999. He served in the United States Navy during World War II with the Seabees. Mr. Pugh had been a farmer, carpenter, general contractor and had been an architect representative for Everrett I. Brown Inc. He had been a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge, was baptized at the Tippecanoe Church in Pulaski County, and later attended the First Christian Church in Rochester. Mr. Pugh enjoyed hunting, guns, and gardening. He especially enjoyed taking hunting trips to South Dakota and Wyoming and enjoyed hunting quail and pheasants. In his spare time he enjoyed tracking the grain markets and overseeing his farm and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his sons, John W. and wife Mary Pugh, Michigan City, and Philip and wife Jo Pugh, Delphi; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Georgia Maude March, Winamac. He was preceded in death by his son, George Pugh; brother Claude Pugh; and sisters Agnes Enderton and Annese Hammond.

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Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodlawn Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Michael Gryalba Michael GRYALBA, 79, 630 E. 17th St., Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors include a brother, Peter Gryalba, New York City. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Good Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Raymond E. Nyeholt Raymond E. NYEHOLT, 67, 734 Race St., Rochester, formerly of Newport Richey, Fla., died Sunday at Life Care Center in Rochester. He is survived by his wife, Amy (Alexander) Nyeholt. Three daughters, Beth Ann Trippany, New Lenox, Ill.; Anne M. Nies, Winamac; and Christina Kasten, Winamac. And two brothers, James Nyeholt, Des Plaines, Ill., and Robert Nyeholt, Midlothian, Ill. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Homes. Richard Mushinski Sept. 6, 1928-July 25, 2010 Richard MUSHINSKI, 81, 2119 Poet's Drive, Rochester, passed away surrounded by his loving family at home on Lake Manitou at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

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He was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Menasha, Wis., the son of Anton and Mary (Maciewski) Mushinski. On April 23, 1948, in Michigan City, he married Antoinette Demas. He had served with the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Mushinski had worked as a photo engraver in the printing industry for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. After he retired in 1989, Richard moved to Rochester from Wisconsin, traveled with his wife extensively, and enjoyed fishing, tinkering and spending time with family. Survivors include his wife Antoinette, Rochester. Six children, Barbara Jean and husband Richard Fulk, Bloomington, Ill.; Theresa Ann and husband Brent Shay, Plainfield; Mark Alan and wife Tammie Mushinski, Chesterfield, Mo.; Roger John and wife Cheryl Mushinski, Overland Park, Kan.; Aileen Marie and husband James Wilkins, Lenexa, Kan.; and Eric Andrew Mushinski, Oak Grove, Mo. 16 grandchildren, Mary Beth and husband Michael Schaefer, Carmel; Benjamin Chase and wife Jen Fulk, Bloomington, Ill.; Jeffrey Chase and wife Lisa Fulk, Mexico; Monica Marie and husband Jeffrey Webb, Houston, Texas; Blake Edward Shay, and fiancee Shelby Roche, Chicago; Zachary Wayne Mushinski, Paige Antoinette Mushinski and Lauren Mary Mushinski, all of Chesterfield, Mo.; Amber and husband Daniel Bettis; Nathan Lane Mushinski; Aaron Kyle Mushinski; Caleb Andrew Mushinski, Overland Park, Kan.; Logan Michael Wilkins, Evan James Wilkins and Jenna Li Wilkins, all of Lenexa, Kan.; and Chance Richard Mushinski, Oak Grove, Mo. A brother, Robert Mushinski, Chicago; a sister, Lorraine Kaszynski, Chicago; sisters-in-law Deana Murray, LaPorte, and Angie and husband Ed Kmiecik, Michigan City; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Catherine Mushinski; brother Edwin Mushinski; and sister Lucile Golz. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Revs. Bert Woolson and Joseph Jacob officiating. Friends may call from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and

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10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Hope Hospice and Dr. Sitjar for the wonderful support and care Richard received. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Baxter W. Paige Jan. 15, 1936-July 18, 2010 Former TVSC Superintendent Baxter W. PAIGE died July 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Judy; two children, Kimra (Mark) Eiser, Mentone, and Keith (Kelly) Paige, Boonville; three grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. A son, Gregory, preceded him in death. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Akron United Methodist Church. Dale R. Whetstone Dale R. WHETSTONE, 68, 2241 19th Road, Tippecanoe, died Sunday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three children, Paul Whetstone, Argos, and Leaila Hale and Yolanda Whetstone, both of Silver Lake; and a brother, George Whetstone, Plymouth. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, with visitation an hour prior to the service. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Donald Overmyer Donald OVERMYER, 72, of Kewanna, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday at Rivercrest and Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Donald G. Pletcher Donald G. PLETCHER, 85, 9877 S. 750 West, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died Tuesday at Mason Health Care & Rehab Center of Warsaw. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Johnson, Claypool. And three sisters, Kate Weber, Illinois; Marjorie Hoover, Minnesota; and Barbara Deck, Churubusco. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with visitation an hour prior to services. Thursday, July 29, 2010 Donald D. Overmyer Nov. 3, 1937-July 27, 2010 Donald D. OVERMYER, 72, of 8766 W. 200 North, Kewanna, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. Don was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Fulton County, the son of the Rev. Lloyd W. and Nora J. (Woodcox) Overmyer. He grew up with four brothers, Samuel, Devon, Kenneth and Lawrence. During his youth he was active with the Boy Scouts of America. With hard work and perseverance Don garnered the most prestigious award in scouting - the rank of Eagle Scout - during his high school years. Following high school, Don aspired to become a barber and was educated at the International Barber School of Indianapolis. He returned to Fulton County and opened Don's Barber Shop, cutting and styling hair for over 50 years. During his early years of barbering he enjoyed competing in a variety of styling competitions around the Midwest. In 1967 he was awarded top honors as "Midwest Hairstylist Champion." As a true history buff, Don was a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He also was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. A man of faith, Don was a member of the Wesleyan United Methodist Church, Culver.

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To relax Don employed a variety of techniques to the hardwood carvings he created for family, friends and to display at art shows around Indiana. Each of his creations of nature were completed with great detail that meticulously captured the essence of the hummingbird, the jumping bass or the great blue heron, to name a few. He especially enjoyed displaying his art at the Hoosier Center Art Show at Circle Center, a venue exclusive to Indiana artists. On Sept. 6, 1974, Don married Connie J. Cowles in Rochester. Their union spanned 35 years. Paramount in their lives was their family, especially the grandchildren and the additions of the two great-granddaughters. There was nothing better than visits of the kids and the many adventures they provided. He is survived by his wife, Connie, at home; a daughter, Kandy Morris and husband Michael, Peru, and their children Aaron Weller and Brandon Weller; son Randy Overmyer with his son Skyler Overmyer; son Todd Good and wife Stephanie, Harvest, Ala., and their son Ethan Good; two great-grandchildren, Richelle and Brooklyn Weller; three brothers, Devon Overmyer and Lawrence Overmyer and wife Jayne, both of Kewanna, and the Rev. Kenneth Overmyer and wife Anna, Shipshewana. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Sammy Overmyer; a brother, the Rev. C. Samuel Overmyer; two infant sisters; and two infant brothers. A celebration of the life of Donald Overmyer will be at 5 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. David Overmyer officiating. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service in the funeral home. Private family burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to the charity of the donor's choice. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Doris A. Runge Doris A. RUNGE, 79, of New Haven, died Tuesday at home.

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Born in Akron, she was the daughter of the late Friende and Tola Miller. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Clarence Runge; children Brad Runge, New Haven, and Beth (Clint) Lilly, Fort Wayne; grandchildren Brock and Brice Lilly; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Zachary and Zoey; and her loving pugs, Sissy Lou and Bubba Lou. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Indiana 930 East, New Haven, with the Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Calling is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. www.harperfuneralhome.com. Friday, July 30, 2010 Michael Gryalba Jan. 26, 1931-July 25, 2010 Mr. Michael GRYALBA, 79, of 630 E. 17th St., Rochester, passed away at 5:47 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital. He was born in Palmerton, Pa., on Jan. 26, 1931, to the late Frank Sr. and Sarah (Molina) Gryalba. For many years Michael was a caterer, working in supermarkets in Pennsylvania. He moved to Rochester in the spring of 2009 from the South Bend and Mishawaka area. Michael liked to play bingo and enjoyed bowling, watching TV and going on short walks. Spending time at the senior center with his friends was also a great time. He attended the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, as he had been of the Catholic faith his entire life. Michael is survived by a brother, Peter Gryalba, New York City, N.Y.; and his mentors, Pequiti Montelongo and Edward

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Rodriguez, both of Rochester. One niece and six nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Frank; and three sisters, Mary Novak, Nanna Hoover and Gloria Floria. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Father Bert Woolson officiating at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Michael's family would like to express their deep appreciation to the Mentor Network for the quality of services they provided for him. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling the arrangements. Saturday, July 31, 2010 Ella L. Hager Jan. 4, 1930-July 30, 2010 Ella Louise HAGER, 80, of Peru, died at 7:10 a.m. Friday at her residence. Ella was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Peru to the late Robert and Kathleen (Schroll) Azbell. She was married March 20, 1957, to Blondell Hager, who passed away Sept. 23, 2001. Ella was a homemaker. She was a member of the North Grove Church in Miami County and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, James Hager with companion Jeannie Krile, Peru, and Clarence (Patti) Seifert Jr., Peru; three daughters, Kathy (David) Kierk and Jeanie (Garry) Devenport, both of Peru; and Theresa (Rex) Betzner, Bunker Hill; fourteen grandkids, Ernest Taylor, Scott Taylor, Rick (Cassie) Taylor, Jamie (Jean) Hager, Damon (Shalana) Seifert, Mark (Sammatha) Seifert, Angela (Travis) Heishman, John (Tiffanee) Kirk, Gary (Emily) Davenport, Jenny Davenport, Rex (Cassie) Betzner Jr. and Blake (Haylee) Davenport; 20 great-grandchildren; brother Paul (Tammi) Schoolman, Peru; brother-in-law Ken Roles, Peru; sister Elizabeth (Craig) Bruce, Peru; and stepsister Barbara Miler, Peru.

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She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two sisters, Joan Mitchell and Paulette Roles. Services will be at North Grove Church in Miami County at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Blaine Pond officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru. Memorial Contributions may be made to the North Grove Church. Paul T. Piercy June 21, 1930-July 30, 2010 Paul T. PIERCY, 80, of Logansport, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday at his residence. Paul was born June 21, 1930, in Cass County to Alex A. and Hattie Susan (Harlan) Piercy. He was married December 31, 1949, in Walton to Lavellia M. Townsend. Paul retired in 1987 from Delco Electronics after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Bethel Temple Church. Paul enjoyed woodworking, John Deere tractors and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Levellia M. Piercy, Logansport; two daughters, Vicki Albright and husband Glen, Rochester, and Paula Moore and husband Robin, Peru; two sisters, Ann Smiley and husband Kenneth, Logansport, and Millie S. “Miller” Gunion, Logansport. And five grandchildren, Bryan Albright and wife Kristy, Rochester; Tina Paschen and husband Michael, Lucerne, Travis Albright and wife Emilee, Kewanna; Domonique Moore and Tom Scheiter, Peru; and Michael Moore and wife Lacy, Peru. Nine greatgrandchildren also survive. Four brothers, two sisters and one great-grandchild, preceded him in death. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bethel Temple Church in Logansport, with the Rev. Buddy Holder and the Rev. Bruce Russell officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at

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Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. Monday, August 2, 2010 Carolyn M. Blameuser Carolyn M. BLAMEUSER, 72, of Kewanna, formerly of Winamac, died Friday at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband, Frank C. Blameuser, Kewanna; two sons, Frank M. Blameuser, Kewanna, and Bernard A. Blameuser, Star City; two daughters, Connie M. Smith, Winamac, and Cathie Blameuser Werich, Kewanna; and a brother, John Call, Illinois. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a scripture service at 8:30 p.m. Charles E. Reid Charles E. REID, 98, formerly of Rochester, died Thursday in Surprise, Ariz. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Martha E. Malott Jan 29, 1921-Aug. 2, 2010 Martha E. MALOTT, 89, of 207 W. Rochester St., Akron, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Martha was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Crown Point to Fred and Matilda (Sonenburg) Fox. She was married May 14, 1938, in Crown Point to George W. Malott; he passed away March 16, 1998. Martha had been a homemaker and had previously worked at Chamberlin Products in Akron. She attended the Akron Church of

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God where she was known as Mayor Martha by the pastor. Martha provided ministry through sending cards to numerous people that were always adorned with numerous stickers on the envelope. Survivors include three daughters, Beverly and husband James Humes, Noblesville; Mary and husband Mike Saner, Akron; and Kandy and husband Dan Keefer, Peru. Two sons, William and wife Brenda Malott and John and wife Connie Malott, both of Akron; one daughter-in-law, Betty Malott, Winamac; one sister, Mary Franz, Portage; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, George L. Malott; two sisters, Sarah Mares and Ruby Smith; and one brother, Robert Fox. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Akron Church of God, 301 S. West St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Akron Church of God. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Lloyd W. Sells Lloyd William SELLS, 79, of 1896 E. Schoolview Drive, Rochester, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Katherine Sells, at home; two daughters, Jackie Homann, South Bend, and Cindy Sells, Rochester; and a son, Steve Sells, Fort Wayne. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation two hours prior to the service.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Lloyd W. Sells July 29, 1931-Aug. 1, 2010 Mr. Lloyd William SELLS, 79, of 1896 E. Schoolview Drive, Rochester, passed away at 9:47 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born in Beulah, Mich., on July 29, 1931, to Kay and Dorothy (Fleetwood) Sells. Lloyd had lived in Rochester since 1978, coming from Muskegon, Mich. On March 28,1952, Lloyd and the former Katherine Hill were married in Muskegon. In 1960 he graduated from Michigan State, earning a bachelor's degree. For a number of years, Lloyd served as plant manager at Sealed Power of Rochester. He was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis and was also a U.S. Army veteran. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Katherine Sells, at home; two daughters, Jackie Homann and husband David, South Bend, and Cindy Sells, Rochester; a son, Steve Sells and wife Cherese, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, Alisha Sells, Sean Sells, Alexandria Homann, Victoria Homann, Samuel Homann and Emma Sells; and two great-grandchildren, Madison Jordan and Ethan Michael. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of the life of Lloyd Sells will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Adam Clark officiating. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in his name. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Thursday, August 5, 2010 No Obituaries

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Friday, August 6, 2010 Jimmie T. Baller Jimmie T. BALLER, 79, of 421 W. Wiley St., Bluffton, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Margaret. Four children, Bobbi N. Zehner, Bluffton; Rhonda R. Blocker, Rochester; Mary K. Baller, Bluffton; and Dawn Baller, Fort Wayne. Two brothers, Gale "Smokey" Baller and Steve Baller, both of Bluffton; and sister Winnie Markley, Bluffton. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Ben Fredricks Oct. 19, 1937-Aug. 2, 2010 Ben FREDRICKS, 72, of 3154 SE Lakeshore Drive, Nyona Lake, Macy, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday at his residence with his fiancee Darcy at his side. Ben was born Oct. 19, 1937, in Muskegon, Mich., to Maurice and Alice (Chamberlin) Fredricks. Ben was a retired architect and he was the build anything man. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the Elks Lodge, the VFW, the American Legion and the Literary Aid Society. Survivors include his fiancee, Darcy McNary, Nyona Lake; five children, Maurice R. Fredricks, Bruce A. Fredricks, Laurice L. VanTol, Brent Steven Fredricks and Brian Fredricks, all of Michigan; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Marlyce, Renee and Sally; one brother, Gar Fredricks; and many friends in the Nyona Lake and Rochester areas. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Home on Nyona Lake. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorial contributions may be made to

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Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Saturday, August 7, 2010 Charles E. Reid Charles E. REID, 98, formerly of South Bend, died July 29 in Surprise, Ariz. He is survived by two daughters, Teddi Murray and Sue Sarphie, both of Phoenix. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery. Good Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Monday, August 9, 2010 Marjorie F. Mathias Marjorie Faye MATHIAS, 85, of 709 Monroe St., Rochester, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include four sisters, Katherine Kurtz, South Bend; Laura May Swihart, Akron; Willowdean Allen, North Manchester; and Elsie Elizabeth Brandbelt, Plymouth. And three brothers, Franklin Ault, Rochester; William Richard Ault, Akron; and John Ault, Akron. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Jonathon D. Shock Jonathon D. SHOCK, 50, of 6341 Burns Ave., Macy, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Plainfield. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Marjorie F Mathias July 13, 1925-Aug. 7, 2010 Marjorie Faye MATHIAS, 85, of 709 Monroe St., Rochester, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Kosciusko County on July 13, 1925, to the late Robert Glen and Lily (Lohor) Ault. Marjorie was one of 10 children growing up on the family farm. She could often be found milking the cows or feeding the pigs after school. Marjorie came to Rochester in 1943 and made it her home. On Aug. 1, 1948, she married John Mathias. He preceded her in death. As a seamstress, during the war, she made coveralls for Uncle Sam at Topps. Later she made uniforms for filling stations. At the McGlothins Garment Factory of Peru, she made blouses. In 1959, she was one of the first to be hired at Hart Schaffner & Marx and retired after 31 years of service. Marjorie was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by four sisters, Katherine Kurtz, South Bend; Laura May Swihart, Akron; Willowdean Allen and husband Dan, North Manchester; and Elsie Elizabeth Bradbelt, Plymouth. And three brothers, Franklin Ault and wife Sandy, Rochester; William Ault and wife Barb, Akron; and John Ault, Akron. Many nieces and nephews also survive. A celebration of the life of Marjorie Faye Mathias will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Butch Troke will officiate. Burial will follow in Akron Cemetery. Friends may visit with Marjorie's family in the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the services Wednesday. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected]

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Arletta J. Green Nov. 28, 1921-Aug. 10, 2010 Arletta J. GREEN, 88, 1220 Park Road, Apt. B, Rochester, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Tuesday at the Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Rochester, the daughter of Levi S. and Cora A. (Dickerhoff) Harper. She married Forrest "Frosty" Skidmore on Jan. 20, 1945, in Plymouth, and he preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1964. She then married Jack L. Green on Nov. 28, 1964, in Fort Wayne, and he preceded her in death July 18, 1988. Mrs. Green worked as a bookkeeper at the Public Services Co. in Indiana. Mrs. Green is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Arthur Harper and Dave Biggs, both of Rochester; Frances Noble, Ruth Seiffer, Royse Engle and Max Engle, all of Warsaw; and Nancy Kleeman, Florida. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Linda McGuire, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Doris Biggs, Delta Jurgensmeyer and Blanche Engle; her brother, George Harper Sr.; nephews Gene Engle, George Harper and Merl Harper; and niece Meralene Kassebaum. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Thursday, August 12, 2010 Charles E. Nottingham Charles Edward NOTTINGHAM, 82, of Fairbanks, Alaska, died Friday.

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Survivors include his wife, Juanita Bean Nottingham, Fairbanks, Alaska, and sister Dorothy Blalock, Mentone. Services will be at noon Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with visitation from 11 a.m. to noon. Jonathan D. Shock Jonathan D. SHOCK, 50, of 6341 Burns Ave., Macy, died Saturday at Health Services Unit, Plainfield. Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Shock, Macy, and Jonathon M. Shock, Kewanna; a sister, Lynn Shock, Indianapolis; and two brothers, Anthony Shock, Indianapolis, and Randy Shock, Indianapolis. Services will be held at a later date. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling the arrangements. Eileen Shoemaker May 4, 1931-Aug. 10, 2010 Eileen Pershing SHOEMAKER, 79, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday. Mrs. Shoemaker was born May 4, 1931, to Carl and Louise (Becker) Pershing and was a former resident of Argos for many years. A longtime member of Bearden United Methodist Church, Mrs. Shoemaker lived a life of service to her Lord, her family, her friends and her community, until prolonged illness diminished her capabilities. Even then, she served many as an example of fortitude and grace. Mrs. Shoemaker is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Robert "Bob" Shoemaker; her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Ben Clough, Plymouth; her son, Michael Shoemaker, Knoxville; her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Billy Woodruff, Huntersville, N.C.; her two beloved grandchildren, Kaleena and Woody Woodruff, Huntersville; stepgranddaughter Shawn Rago, Indianapolis; and her sister, Mrs. Robert "Mary Lou" Luty, Mishawaka.

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Services for Mrs. Shoemaker will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938. Highland Funeral Home of Knoxville is handling arrangements. There is an online register book at highlandmemorialparks.com. Friday, August 13, 2010 Steve K. Kouskousakis Steve Kostas KOUSKOUSAKIS, 33, of 1026 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Survivors include his parents, Kostas and Arygro Kouskousakis, Hebron; his wife, Alysha (Wagenknecht) Kouskousakis, Rochester; his son, Kostas Daniel Kouskousakis, Demotte and his siblings, sister Anna Boufis, Demotte, and brothers John Kouskousakis and Tony Kouskousakis, both of Rochester. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Saturday at SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Merrillville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT toady at Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point. Linda L. Oden Linda L. ODEN, 67, 312 N. Franklin, Mentone, died at 10:21 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Saturday, August 14, 2010 Steve K. Kouskousakis Sept. 12, 1976-Aug. 10, 2010 Steve Kostas KOUSKOUSAKIS, 33, of 1026 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, went to be with the lord Tuesday at 6:55 a.m. at St.

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Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis. Steve was born in Gary on Sept. 12, 1976. Survived by his parents, Kostas and Arygro Kouskousakis, Hebron; the love of his life, Alysha (Wagenknecht), Rochester; his greatest miracle, his son, Kostas Daniel, Demotte; his sister, Anna (Angelo) Boufis, Demotte; and his brothers, John and Tony (Cindy), Rochester. Also surviving are his wonderful nieces and a nephew, Peggy Boufis, Demotte; Zoey Kouskousakis, Crown Point; and Kostas and Alexandra Kouskousakis, Rochester. His greatest love was spending time with his son at his sporting events and trying to master his son in the lessons of life. He enjoyed nothing more than watching his son grow in the sports they both loved. He always made it a duty and a joy to put his son first whenever he could. He was so proud to have him in his life. On Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, he married the love of his life, Alysha Elizabeth Wagenknecht. They were surrounded by the closest of family and friends to show their love for one another. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his wife, with date nights, cookouts and watching movies. Their favorite pastime was seeing who could cook the best, whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Entertaining was a must for a man that cooked a feast, even if it were just for three people. Family was everything to him. And he wanted nothing more than to make his family proud. His mother was the light of his eyes and he tried nothing more than to make her proud. He was 33, but was still treated like the baby of the family. He visited his family at least once a week, to spend time, converse and bask in his mother's homemade cooking. And after all that was done, he was excited to take what leftovers he had home to enjoy more of his mother's cooking. Burial/Mass is at 10:30 a.m. today at SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Merriville. Gifts, flowers and cards are all welcome to the family of Steve Kouskousakis.

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Linda L. Oden Aug. 16, 1942-Aug. 12, 2010 Linda L. ODEN, 67, 312 N. Franklin, Mentone, passed away at 10:21 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born Aug. 16, 1942, in LaPorte, the daughter of James H. and Vivian M. (Brown) Masterson. She married James M. Oden on Aug. 8, 1964, in LaPorte, and he survives. Mrs. Oden was a homemaker, and also belonged to the Women of the American Legion Auxiliary and was an active Girl Scout. She is also survived by her daughter, Ellen M. and husband Ray Boardman, Rochester; son James R. Oden, Mentone; grandchildren Nicole Lin and Martin William Boardman, Rochester, and Sarah Marie Baugh, Winamac; a brother, Ralph L. and wife Karen Masterson, LaPorte; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Monday, August 16, 2010 Mary K. Campbell Mary Katherine CAMPBELL, 86, of 302 N. Johnson St., Akron, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at her residence. Mary was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Miami County to Harvey and Ida May (Achey) Walker. She was married April 12, 1943, in Wabash, to Raymond Carson "Casey" Campbell. Mary lived most of her adult life in Akron, and she graduated in 1941 from Deedsville High School. Mary worked at Chamberlin Products in Akron for 25 years. She was a past member of Paw Paw United Methodist Church in Miami County.

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Survivors include one daughter, Virginia and husband Jim Conliff, Akron; two brothers, Melvin, Wabash, and Clifford, Peru. Six grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Dan Smith, Monterey; Chris Shaffer, Rochester; Amy and husband Matt Stinson, Mentone; Raymond and wife Jami Conliff, Rochester; Jennifer and husband Bryan Sheward, Lafontaine; and Chris Conliff, Wabash. And 13 great-grandchildren, Kacie and Evan Smith; Brodie and Hannah Shaffer; Bryan, Nathan and Sean Stinson; Abby Swell; Bryce Brewer; Brett Issacs; and Christopher, Destiny and Andrew Conliff. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond Carson "Casey" Campbell in 1982; one son, Raymond Campbell Jr.; one daughter, Sandra Kay (Campbell) Shaffer; one granddaughter, Anita Lynn Shaffer; eight brothers, Donald, Gene, Ralph, Wayne, Robert, Kenneth, Russell and Arthur; and four sisters, Bernice, Beulah, Ethel and Gladys. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the EarlLove Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Arrangements are by Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron. Condolences may be sent to [email protected] Nolan Sigler Nolan SIGLER, 78, formerly of Akron, died Aug. 5 at his home in Fairfax, Va. He is survived by a son and a daughter. Private family services were held. Irvin L. Wood Irvin L. WOOD, 77, of Osceola, died Friday. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Wood; two daughters, Cheryl Frick, Mishawaka, and Sheila Neice, Granger. His siblings, Ross Wood, Mishawaka; Donald Wood, Granger; Jerry Wood, Osceola; Pat Ruff, Osceola; Jane Slane, Osceola; Phyllis Manges, Bremen; Martha Brenneman, Osceola; Gloria Newcomer, Jimtown;

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Charles Wood, Moorestown, N.J.; Karen Swank, Walkerton; and Norma Peachey, Union, Mich. And a special stepsister, Joan Ginther, Rochester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tuesday, August 17, 2010 No Obituaries Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Vivian J. Redinger Vivian J. REDINGER, 89, of 900 Provident Court, Warsaw, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Mason Health and Rehabilitation, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Thursday, August 19, 2010 Harriet A. Guillaume April 25, 1922-Aug. 18, 2010 Harriet A. GUILLAUME, 88, formerly of Peru, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester. She is survived by a daughter, Sonya A. Morgan, Akron, and a son, Wayne, Peru. Burial will be at a later date in New Mexico. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements. Janyce Davidson Janyce DAVIDSON, 64, 1647 N. State Road 25, died Wednesday around noon at Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Friday, August 20, 2010 Richard Brainerd Jan. 18, 1965-Aug. 19, 2010 Richard M. BRAINERD, 45, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at his Warsaw home. He was born Jan. 28, 1965 in Dearborn, Mich., to Donald Richard Brainerd and Marjorie (Ludwig) Brainerd. On March 31, 1984 he married Julia F. Johnson in Kewanna. A U.S. Army veteran, he lived most of his life in Kosciusko and Fulton counties. He was employed as a process engineer for Medtronic, Inc., in Warsaw. Mr. Brainerd graduated from Rochester High School in 1983. He was an American Cancer Society volunteer, a coin collector and a computer guru. He enjoyed the drag strip and was the best father a son could ask for. He spent 26 unforgettable years with his wife, Julia and walked to the beat of his own music. His survivors include his wife, Julia F. Brainerd, Warsaw; a son, David Q. Brainerd, Warsaw; a brother, Eric (Kelly) Donaldson, Austin, Texas; a half sister, Donna Green, Warsaw; and his mother Marjorie Brainerd, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Richard Brainerd on March 22, 1991. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Bob Jarboe, chaplain of Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, Warsaw, officiating. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home. Burial will be at Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg. Memorials may be made to K21 Health Foundation's Cancer Care Fund, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw, IN, 46581-1810, or Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196. Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, www.titusfuneralhome.com, is caring for the family.

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Vivian Redinger June 3, 1921-Aug. 17, 2010 Vivian June REDINGER, 89, of Argos, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Mason Health and Rehabilitation in Warsaw. She is survived by two sons, Michael and David Redinger, Argos; two daughters, Ellen Wolf, Warsaw, and Gloria Redinger, Bloomington, Ill. Funeral service is 11:30 a.m. today at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is one hour before the service. Saturday, August 21, 2010 Larry L. Leasure Larry Lee LEASURE, 70, Kewanna, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Colleen M. May Colleen M. MAY, 62, 708 Fortna Dr., died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday in Cass County west of Logansport. Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Richard Brainerd Jan. 18, 1965-Aug. 19, 2010 Richard M. BRAINERD, 45, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at his Warsaw home. He was born Jan. 28, 1965 in Dearborn, Mich., to Donald Richard Brainerd and Marjorie (Tiseo) Brainerd. On March 31, 1984 he married Julia F. Johnson in Kewanna. A U.S. Army veteran he lived most of his life in Kosciusko and Fulton counties. He was employed as a process engineer for Medtronic, Inc., in Warsaw. Mr. Brainerd graduated from Rochester High School in 1983. He was an American Cancer Society volunteer, a coin collector and a computer guru. He enjoyed the drag strip and was the best father a son

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could ask for. He spent 26 unforgettable years with his wife, Julia and walked to the beat of his own music. His survivors include his wife, Julia F. Brainerd, Warsaw; a son, David Q. Brainerd, of Warsaw; a brother, Eric (Kelly) Donaldson, of Austin, Texas; a half sister, Donna Green, Warsaw; and his mother Marjorie Ludwig and stepfather Richard Ludwig, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Richard Brainerd on March 22, 1991, and his grandmother, Anna Tiseo on Dec. 27, 1996. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Bob Jarboe, chaplain of Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, Warsaw, officiating. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home. Burial will be at Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg. Memorials may be made to K21 Health Foundation's Cancer Care Fund, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw, IN, 46581-1810, or Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196. Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, www.titusfuneralhome.com, is caring for the family. Janyce Davidson Nov. 22, 1945-Aug. 18, 2010 Janyce Rae DAVIDSON, 64, 1647 N. Indiana 25, Rochester, died at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Rochester. She is survived by her husband Herbert Davidson, Rochester; daughters Karla Kahlmorgan, Mishawaka, and Jamie SchererHunsberger, Rochester; a sister, Kitty Moore, Radcliff, Ky.; two brothers, Brad Peterson, Benbrook, Texas, and Brian Peterson, Bangler, Mich. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service.

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Monday, August 23, 2010 Janyce R. Davidson Janyce Rae DAVIDSON, 64, of 1647 N. Indiana 25, Rochester, died at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include husband Herbert "Herbie" Davidson, at home; two daughters, Karla Kahlmorgan, Mishawaka, and Jamie Scherer-Hunsberger, Rochester; two sons, Kevin Kahlmorgan, Rochester, and Shawn Davidson, Indianapolis; one sister, Kitty Moore, Kentucky; and two brothers, Brad Peterson, Benbrook, Texas, and Brian Peterson, Bangler, Mich. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Rodney Gibble Rodney GIBBLE, 76, of Mentone, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Larry L. Leasure Jan. 30, 1940-Aug. 20, 2010 Larry Lee LEASURE, 70, of Kewanna, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Friday at the Yellow Rose Hospice Unit at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Jan. 30, 1940, in Pulaski County, Larry was the son of the late Herold and Vivian (Scott) Leasure. On Jan. 7, 1961, he was married in Star City to (Mary) Linda Markley; she survives. He was a 1958 Star City High School graduate and a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1958 to 1961 as vehicle mechanic and later as a medic. Larry formerly worked as a heavy equipment operator for Lebo and Markley in Winamac. He also worked at Tee-Pak in Winamac. He retired as a computerized numerical control machinist for Fulton Industries in Rochester. Fishing was Larry's passion and was an activity he pursued almost daily, all year round. He was a self-taught naturalist (a very

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good one), a gardener and was "groundskeeper" at home and sometimes beyond. He loved vacationing in the Caribbean, especially on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, but traveled to other locales as long as the destination was in a natural setting, not a city. He enjoyed meeting with his buddies for coffee at 4:30 a.m. daily. He was loved for his quirky sense of humor and his generous nature. He viewed every day as an added bonus and lived his life with a continuing sense of gratitude after having undergone kidney failure and an organ transplant in December 1988. Larry was a member of Star City United Methodist Church, Amalgamated Meat Packers Union, VFW Post No. 1121 in Kewanna and the National Wildlife Federation. Survivors include his wife, (Mary) Linda Leasure, Kewanna; son Michael L. Leasure, Battleground; a daughter, Trudy L. Southe and husband Ed, Plymouth; and grandchildren Gregory D. and Erik L. Gottschalk and Skye L. Leasure. He was also preceded in death by sisters Joan Warner, Maxine Hessong and Monna Lou Brincefield. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at HarrisonMetzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to any hospice program of one's choice or go to www.donatelifeindiana.org to sign the registry for donation of organs or tissue or to make a monetary donation. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Norma L. Kinley Taylor Norma L. Kinley TAYLOR, 84, died Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Freda Ault Freda AULT, 93, formerly of the Athens area, died Monday at her residence in Crawfordsville. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Wilma Bowman Wilma BOWMAN, 66, of North Manchester, died Saturday. Services will be at Peabody Chapel, North Manchester, on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Grandstaff-Hentgen, Bender Chapel, North Manchester. Janyce R. Davidson Nov. 22, 1945-Aug. 18, 2010 Janyce Rae DAVIDSON, 64, of 1647 N. Indiana 25, Rochester, passed away at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Bemidji, Minn., on Nov. 22, 1945, to Roger and Wilma Ericson Peterson. Janyce grew up as one of five children sharing the home with sisters Kitty and Jeannie and brothers Brad and Brian. Later the family moved to Indiana and she graduated from New Carlisle High School. On April 30, 1988, in Dalton, Tenn., Janyce married her best friend and love of her life, Herbert Davidson. Together they enjoyed embracing nature while camping around northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Their favorite site was Lake-of-the-Woods. An avid reader, Janyce accumulated a vast personal library. She was fond of mysteries and books of romance, especially those authored by Danielle Steele. Janyce enjoyed life on the family hobby farm. It allowed her to own and love a small herd of Kentucky mountain horses and Paso Finos. Among her favorite riding companions were Sunny, Sky and Max. She also shared her home with feline companions Cutie Pie, a

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calico, and Cat, a domestic shorthair. Bella the Yorkie and Girlfriend the mixed breed were loyal canine companions always near her side. As a collector, Janyce looked forward to adding to her fine collections of Western-themed pieces, horses, cowboys and Indians. She enjoyed all types of dancing and earlier in life was an instructor at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Paramount in her life was her family. There was nothing better than spending a quiet evening with Herb, visits from her children, or time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her survivors include husband Herbert "Herbie" Davidson, at home; two daughters, Karla Kahlmorgan, Mishawaka, and Jamie Scherer-Hunsberger, Rochester; two sons, Kevin Kahlmorgan, Rochester, and Shawn Davidson, Indianapolis; one sister, Kitty Moore and husband Chuck, Radcliff, Ky.; two brothers, Brad Peterson and wife Linda, Benbrook, Texas, and Brian Peterson, Bangler, Mich.; two brothers-in-law, Ron Plummer, Avon Park, Fla., and Russ Davidson and wife Karen, Rochester; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death with her parents was a sister, Jeannie Plummer. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Janyce Rae Davidson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Jerry Pitman will officiate. Friends may visit with her family at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Rodney K. Gibble May 29, 1934-Aug. 22, 2010 Rodney K. GIBBLE, 76, of 3767 S. Viking Drive, Mentone, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Rodney was born May 29, 1934, in Kosciusko County to Harry and Frances (Newell) Gibble. He was married at Mentone United Methodist Church on June 27, 1954, to Jacqueline Ward; she survives.

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Rodney worked at Hales Hunter Feeds till the late '60s when the company changed to Cargill. He retired in 1992 as plant manager. Rodney graduated from Mentone High School in 1952. He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church. He was baptized March 22, 1951. He also was a member of the Mentone Chamber of Commerce, Mentone Lions Club, and Rochester Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, trap shooting, archery and woodworking. He was a big Cubs and Colts fan. He was known for riding his golf cart around Mentone and drinking coffee at the minimart. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Gibble, Mentone; two daughters, Calleen and husband Jack Sausaman, Syracuse, and Judith and husband Tim Smith, Mentone; a son, Greg and wife Mary Gibble, Greenfield; and six grandchildren, Matt and wife Christi Sausaman, Nolan and wife Shannon Sausaman, Sarah and husband Matt Davis, Ashleigh Bruner, Austin Gibble, and Emily Gibble; and seven greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by grandaughter Ashleigh Bruner who passed away Oct. 20, 1996. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Amber KarkoskyLitten officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County and the Alzheimer's Foundation in honor of Jacqueline Gibble. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Freda N. Ault Freda N. AULT, 93, of 2307 Everett Drive, Crawfordsville, and formerly of the Akron and Rochester areas, died Monday in Crawfordsville.

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Survivors include one daughter, Jill Stockwell, Crawfordsville; and one brother, Herbert Ballenger, Rochester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Dean Wallace Dean WALLACE, 76, of 108 E. Main St., Burket, died at 11:48 p.m. Monday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Alice Wallace, Burket; four children; and one sister, Florence Shelden, Goshen. Services will be at 11 a.m. today and King Memorial Home, Mentone, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Thursday, August 26, 2010 Jerry Conley Jerry CONLEY, 52, of North Manchester, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending with Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. James E. Lynch May 2, 1957-Aug. 25, 2010 James E. LYNCH, 53, 4225 Harrison St., Gary, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. He was born May 2, 1957, in Gary, the son of Max and Kay (Godfrey) Lynch. A graduate of Portage High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting at Indiana University and studied to become a R.N. at the Calumet campus of Purdue University. He worked as an accountant, a house painter and a R.N. in the Gary area. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing, and vacationing in Minnesota. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Max and Nina Lynch, Rochester; a brother, Kevin and wife Karen Lynch, Gary; two stepbrothers, Greg and wife JoEllen Warner, Twelve Mile, and Hal

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Jay Warner, Macy; two stepsisters, Nancy Warner, Portage, Mich., and Leah and husband Cecil Enyart, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Rendina Funeral Home, Gary. Interment will take place at Calumet Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irish Children's Fund or to Hope Hospice of Rochester. Norma L. Kinley Sept. 10, 1925-Aug. 20, 2010 Norma L. Kinley-TAYLOR, 84, Denver, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru. She was born Sept. 10, 1925, the daughter of Merl and Ruby (Merley) Shewman. On Oct. 18, 1945, in Macy, she was married to Blaine Kinley, and he preceded her in death June 9, 1991. She then married Robert G. Taylor in December 1998, and he preceded her in death May 18, 2009. She was a member of the Macy Christian Church. She loved to sing, sew and enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to bake. Survivors include her children, Dennis B. Kinley and wife Kathleen and Carla J. Musselman and husband Bruce; eight grandchildren, Todd, Rodney, Rebecca, Brad, Nicholas, Traci, Brittney and Sara; eight great-grandchildren, Jaleigha, Jalynn, Charlie, Nathan, Joe, Victoria, Ellie and Sophia; and one sister, Ruby Ann McFadden. Her parents, husbands, and two brothers, Ralph and William Shewman, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Junior Bose and Bill Steiner officiating. Burial will follow in Akron Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children. Friday, August 27, 2010 Elvin Funk Aug. 16, 1931-Aug. 26, 2010 Elvin "Busse" FUNK, 79, of Winamac, formerly of Royal Center, passed away at 2:03 a.m. Thursday at Pulaski Healthcare Center in Winamac. Born Aug. 16, 1931, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Willen and Beulah (Brown) Funk. Elvin was a member of First Baptist Church in Winamac and he participated in Special Olympics for many years. He was also an avid bowler and he loved John Deere tractors. He was also formerly employed at Peak Community Services in Winamac. Survivors include brother Willen "Timer" Funk, Winamac; sister-in-law Sandra Funk, Logansport. His nieces and nephews, Margaret Roberts and husband Lucas, Arizona; Mary Campbell and husband Herb, Star City; Marcia Funk, Logansport; Marvin Funk and wife Patty, Rochester; Conrad Funk and wife Elaine, Royal Center; Robert Funk and wife Debbie, Royal Center; Garry Funk, Jasper; Deena Hubler and husband Robert, Jasper; and Michele Funk-Corey and husband David, Fishers. He is also survived by several greatnieces and great-nephews. He was also preceded in death by brothers Clive "Tate" Funk and Merlin Funk. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel, with Pastor Mark Pilger officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Peak Community Services and/or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the Funk family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

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Russell L. Heyde April 4, 1929-Aug. 26, 2010 Dr. Russell L. HEYDE, of 3250 E. Wilcox Road, Warsaw, and a dentist in Warsaw for more than 50 years, passed away Aug. 26 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 81. He was born April 4, 1929, in Kosciusko County to Forest Heyde and Frances (Knox) Heyde. On Sept. 4, 1949, in Rochester he married Patricia Leckrone, who survives. He was a former resident of Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School in 1947. He continued his studies and graduated in 1951 from Indiana University, and was a 1955 graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Heyde was a member and past president of the Kosciusko County Dental Association, had been an alternate delegate to several of the Indiana Dental Association's state conventions, and served on various committees for the North Central Indiana Dental Association. He was also a volunteer dentist at the Matthew 25 Clinic in Fort Wayne. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. Dr. Heyde served on the Warsaw City Council and the city plan commission. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Warsaw, where he served as president of the church's board of trustees and was a member and president of its Endowment Trust Board. He was also a delegate to several of the United Methodist Church's state conventions and participated in dental mission trips to Haiti and Mexico. In addition, he was a member of the Warsaw School Board for 8 1/2 years and served as president. He was also the first president of the Crime Stoppers program in Kosciusko County, member and past president of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, and longtime member of the Warsaw Rotary. He was a longtime member of the Mizpah Shrine Temple at Fort Wayne, where he was a member of its executive board and its minibike patrol. He was also a member and president of the horse patrol unit, and was a longtime executive director of the annual Shrine

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Horse Show, and served as chairman of the club's finance committee, and was a member of the Warsaw Masonic Lodge No. 73, F. & A.M. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Heyde, Warsaw, and four children, Rebecca A. (husband Edgar) Schaefer, Fort Wayne, and Lee L. (wife Dianne) Heyde, Jane L. (husband Dan) Coplen, and Ann M. (husband John) Harman, all of Warsaw. Dr. Heyde also leaves behind nine grandchildren; one greatgrandson; one daughter-in-law, Cristi L. Heyde, Greenwood; and two brothers, Jay Heyde and James Heyde, both of Rochester. He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce L. Heyde; a nephew, David Sparks; and his parents. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with his funeral to follow at 2 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, officiated by the Rev. Andy Martin and the Rev. Lamar Imes. A Masonic ceremony will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. by the Warsaw Masonic Lodge No. 73; F. & A.M. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw with military rites conducted by the Indiana ARNG Honor Guard. Preferred memorial donations in Dr. Heyde's name can be made to the following and would be appreciated by his family: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707-3392; the Kosciusko Community YMCA, 1401 E. Smith St., Warsaw, IN 46580; or the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 102 E. Market St., Warsaw, IN 46580 for the Trinity United Methodist Endowment Fund. Online gifts may be sent at www.kcfoundation.org/donate. Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home's website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com. Jerry Conley Jerry CONLEY, 52, of 503 W. Second St., North Manchester, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include two daughters, Beth Shrum, West Virginia, and Jennifer Stephens, Indianapolis; and brothers and sisters Amos Conley, Zelfie Jackson, Gracie Jackson, Martha Hancock, Christine

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Cornell, Lorene Tesh, Izinia Thorrington, Norman Conley and Alfred Conley. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Gaerte Cemetery, Macy. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Saturday, August 28, 2010 Virginia L. Leininger Virginia Lou LEININGER, 82, of 815 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 8:52 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Bryon P. Leininger, Akron; son Greg V. Leininger, Wabash; daughter Anne A. Dietrich, Highland Park, Ill.; and brother David Zharkins, Sellersburg. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by EarlLove Funeral Home, Akron. Monday, August 30, 2010 Colleen May Colleen MAY, 62, of 781 Fortna Drive, Rochester, died Aug. 19 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Colleen is survived by husband Delbert, at home; two daughters, Allison Tyler, Danville, and Kelly Drubert, Brownsburg; and two brothers, Larry Koebcke Valparaiso, and Walter Koebcke, Kewanna. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, and an hour prior to services at the church.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Colleen May Sept. 2, 1948-Aug. 19, 2010 Colleen MAY, 61, of 781 Fortna Drive, Rochester, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Aug. 19 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. She was born Sept. 2, 1948, in Logansport, the daughter of Russell and Lauramay (Wandry) Koebcke. Growing up on the family farm, Colleen was the youngest of three children. She enjoyed her childhood with brothers Larry and Walter. As a proud Indian, Colleen graduated from Kewanna High School with the Class of 1966. Illustrating her sense of humor, Colleen bequeathed the following as a senior in the Indian yearbook, "I leave nothing to no one because I am stingy." Roars of laughter could always be heard as Colleen was always up for a good time. With her love for children and dream to become a school teacher she attended Ball State University where she earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in elementary education. Colleen returned to Fulton County and following a stint as student teacher at Caston schools, she was assigned to become a member of the second-grade team. She is remembered for her enthusiasm in the classroom, her effervescent smile and bubbly personality. Mrs. May touched the lives of hundreds of students during her 41-year teaching career, all serving the second-grade students of Caston Elementary School. Many times she would prepare special treats for her students. The "hand stirring" of one such event created what is known to those close as the "lemon bar catastrophe." Many of those years were spent with her friends and fellow second-grade teachers Carol Walker and Patty Lowe and recently Deb Baker and Linda Wade. She had just retired last spring. On Nov. 20, 1976, Colleen wed her best friend and love of her life Delbert May at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, Winamac. Their union of 33 years produced two beautiful daughters, Allison and Kelly. More recently two grandsons, Zachary and Adam were added to the family tree.

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Colleen was a loyal member of St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester. For many years she taught vacation Bible school and was a member of the altar guild. Professionally she was a member of the Caston Classroom Teachers Association, the ISTA and NEA. Although very much a homebody, Colleen greatly enjoyed their most memorable family vacations, to Disney World and Myrtle Beach. When the girls were growing up, summertime brought many wonderful memories of catching rays, cooling down with the sprinkler, some shopping trips for back to school and, of course, sleeping in. During the academic year, the "house rules" were employed and adhered to diligently. A movie buff, Colleen loved going to the theater or renting a movie to relax at home. Getting together with John and Marsha Roberts and Tom and Sharon Mutchler to dine out, celebrate a birthday or New Year's, or listening to Delbert sing karaoke we're among the best times spent with great friends. An avid golfer, Colleen's favorite courses were Pineview and Pondview. It was a family affair; the foursome consisted of hubby Delbert and her brothers, Larry and Walt. More recently Allison and Kelly golfed with Mom and Dad during their high school years. Paramount in Colleen's life was her family. She leaves behind her loving husband Delbert, adoring daughters Allison and Kelly, cherished grandsons Zachary and Adam, devoted brothers Walt and Larry, her dedicated friends, colleagues, and admiring students of her Caston family, and the loyal members of St. John to treasure the many memories they made along life's journey. Colleen is survived by husband Delbert, at home; two daughters, Allison Tyler, Danville, and Kelly Drubert and husband Chris, Brownsburg; two brothers, Larry Koebcke, Valparaiso, and Walter Koebcke and wife Donna, Kewanna; and two grandsons, Zachary and Adam Tyler, Danville. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Colleen (Koebcke) May will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Fourth and Jefferson streets, Rochester. Pastor Tom Woodley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Bruce Lake Cemetery. Friends may visit with

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her family from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation will also be one hour prior to services at the church. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family at [email protected] Freda N. Ault Aug. 24, 1916-Aug. 23, 2010 Freda N. AULT, 93, of 2307 Everett Drive, Crawfordsville, and formerly of the Akron and Rochester areas, went home to be with her Lord at 12:20 p.m. Aug. 23 at "Home with Heart" in Crawfordsville. She was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Athens, Ind., to Marvin R. and Ola (Riggle) Ballenger. She was married Sept. 20, 1936, in Peru to V. Dean Ault; he passed away June 14, 2005. Freda retired from Federal Crop Insurance Corp. of Rochester after 21 years there. She had also worked at Blumenthal's Women's Clothing and at Dean's Milk Co. and Smith Sawyer Smith Inc. as a secretary. Freda had attended the Akron Church of God since she was 12 years old; she was a member of the Missionary Society club of the church and the 12 Ette Club. She was a graduate of Akron High School in 1934 and had attended Anderson College. Survivors include one daughter, Jill and husband Bill Stockwell, Crawfordsville; one brother, Herbert Ballenger, Rochester; two grandchildren, Scott and wife Molly Stockwell and Holly Stockwell-Losee and husband Jack; four great-grandsons, Lee and Conner Stockwell and Reuben and John Losee; and two sisters-in-law, Joanna and husband Trinidad Reyes and Rosemary Davidson, both of Leiters Ford. She was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law Alys and Dale Doering; sister-in-law Gloria Ballenger; brother-in-law Paul Davidson; sisters and brothers-in-law June and Keller Hartman, Louise and Stanley Teel, and Joe and Mary Helen Ault; and nephews Kenton Ballenger, Andrew Davidson and Jim Reyes.

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Services were held Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield and the Rev. Harold Conrad officiating. Burial was in Athens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Akron Church of God. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 David L. Baldwin Nov. 28, 1951-Aug. 21, 2010 Dr. David Lee BALDWIN, a family man and faithful servant of God, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 21 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, following a tragic automobile accident. He was 58. David was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Rochester, the son of Hugh and Hattie (Moon) Baldwin. He grew up on the Tippecanoe River, where he developed a love for the water and outdoors, and graduated from Rochester High School. He then graduated from Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho, Mo., and later received a bachelor's degree in management and human relations from Mid-American Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. He received master's degrees in theology and divinity, as well as his Doctorate of Sacred Studies from Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Ga. He also received a Doctorate of Ministry from Beacon University in Columbus, Ga. He was director of EverForward Ministries, a teaching and training ministry to the Body of Christ. He ministered throughout the United States and internationally, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Israel, Japan, Ukraine, Mexico and Guatemala. He often traveled and ministered with his wife, Sandy. Throughout their calling, they were led by 2 Corinthians 1:24: "Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy, for by faith you stand." David was a senior pastor for more than 10 years and an associate pastor for another 10 years. His second career was in Christian radio, where he worked 13 years in sales and management.

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He hosted his own daily talk show on KCNW 1380 in Kansas City for six years. In 1993, David launched his third career in the training and development field where he wrote training programs professionally, and conducted numerous seminars and workshops. For two years, he was a management consultant for the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. David considered himself a "spiritual toolmaker." Along with ministering the word of God, his passions included walking, pingpong, tennis, playing the trumpet, writing, reading at least a book a week, and mostly spending quality time with his beloved family. David is survived by his wife, Sandy (Eichelmann) Baldwin, of the home; a daughter, Christy Reed and husband Craig, St. Joseph, Mo.; a son, Jaylon Baldwin, Brookings, S.D.; two children by marriage, Brian Zipfel and wife Michelle, Grandview, Mo., and Keri Peterson and husband I'van, Blue Springs, Mo. Three brothers, Wayne Baldwin and Marlene, Logansport; Hugh "Junior" Baldwin and wife Lucy, Rochester; and Gary Baldwin and wife Christina, Franklin. Mother-in-law Leola Eichelmann, Waterloo, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Krebel and husband James, Columbia, Ill., and Carol Turnquist and husband Ray, Columbia, Ill.; two brothers-in-law, Kevin Eichelmann, Waterloo, Ill., and Bob Eichelmann and wife Denise, Waterloo, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Hunter Reed, Gage Reed, Haydn Baldwin, Asher Baldwin and Drew Zipfel. Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Baldwin; his father-in-law, Paul Eichelmann; and aunts, uncles, nephews and other dear family members. David was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, minister, teacher and friend. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Rock of KC, 12750 N. Winan Road, Kansas City, MO 64163 (rockofkc.org). Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Rock of KC, with Pastor Phillip O'Reilly officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery with Pastor David Vasquez officiating.

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Memorial contributions are suggested to EverForward Ministries, 9503 W. 47th Terrace, Merriam, KS 66203, or to City Union Mission's Christian Life Program, 1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City, MO 64106. You may send a message to the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements are by Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, Mo. Bob Copeland March 25, 1946-Aug. 31, 2010 Bob COPELAND, 64, Rochester, passed away at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. Bob was born March 25, 1946, in Huntington County, the son of Robert L. and Dorothy (Botkin) Copeland. He married Janet Sue Schwenk on Sept. 2, 1972, in Rochester, and she survives. Bob worked for the Rochester School Corp. from 1975 until 2009 in various capacities. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Lagro American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Janet Copeland, Rochester; two sons, Mark and wife Cindy Copeland, Lafayette, and Mike Copeland, Lafayette; his mother, Dorothy Copeland, Rochester; sister Beverly Copeland, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Mason, Zachary and Sydney; seven nephews; and four great-nieces and two greatnephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Revs. Bert Woolson and Joseph Jacob officiating. Burial will take place in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. The family will receive friends for a memorial gathering on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Per Bob's wishes, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Marilyn L. Fritts Marilyn L. FRITTS, of 2620 Country Club Drive S., Rochester, died Tuesday at her residence. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jim, at home; two daughters, Cara Weathers, Fishers, and Laura Fritts-Stilwell, Evansville; one sister, Judith Fredine, Granger; and one brother, Dr. David Estrich, Orinda, Calif. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, with a service at 7 p.m. John S. Irwin John S. IRWIN, 59, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at his brother’s residence in Plymouth. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Virginia L. Leininger June 24, 1928-Aug. 26, 2010 Virginia Lou LEININGER, 82, of 815 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 8:52 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Virginia was born June 24, 1928, in Indianapolis to William Wayne and Pauline Francis (Elsasser) Harkins. She was married Dec. 28, 1948, in Rochester, to Byron P. Leininger; he survives. Virginia had lived in this area since 1948. She graduated in 1946 from Howe High School. She graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing, then worked at Wabash Hospital, Woodlawn Hospital and in private duty nursing. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Akron Locker Plant. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Akron. Survivors include her husband, Byron P. Leininger, Akron; a son, Greg V. Leininger and wife Janet, Wabash; a daughter, Anne A. Dietrich and husband Jay, Highland Park, Ill.; a brother, David

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Harkins and wife Margaret, Sellersburg. Four grandchildren, Alexis Young and husband Gary, North Manchester; Ian Leininger, Wabash; and Atticus and Emily Dietrich, Highland Park, Ill. Two stepgrandchildren, Michael and Ashley McGriff, Wabash; and one greatgrandchild, Lincoln Young, North Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Scott Leininger and sister Shirley Lott. A public visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, followed by the memorial service. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery following the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County, P.O. Box 621, Rochester, IN 46975. Online condolences for the family may be sent to [email protected] Lucas R. Manns Lucas Ray MANNS, 25, of 6132 E. 250 South, Rochester, died Tuesday in Kosciusko County. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Thursday, September 2, 2010 Elnora W. Baker Elnora W. BAKER, 91, of Kewanna, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek, Winamac. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Marilyn L. Fritts Oct. 12, 1936-Aug. 31, 2010 Marilyn L. FRITTS, of 2620 Country Club Drive S., was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:53 a.m. Tuesday at her home. Her passing followed a valiant 16-year battle with cancer.

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She was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Christian and Lela (Wagoner) Estrich. In 1954, Marilyn graduated from Manchester High School. Aspiring to help others, she attended Ball State University and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse. Marilyn and James J. Fritts were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church on June 4, 1960. This past June, Marilyn and Jim hosted a memorable celebration of their life together in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. Marilyn was a woman of strong faith and was a devoted member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was one of the founders of the Good Samaritan Club and taught catechism for over 20 years. She was a charter member of Psi Iota Xi sorority and a loyal promoter of the recently founded Compassionate Health Center and a strong supporter of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Marilyn is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Jim; two daughters, Cara Weathers and husband Bret, Fishers, with their sons Noah James and twins Mason Alexander and Logan Mitchell, and Laura Fritts-Stilwell and husband Brian, Evansvillle, with their children Abigail Marie and Jacob Charles; one sister, Judith Fredine and husband Harold, Granger; and one brother, Dr. David Estrich and wife Janna, Orinda, Calif. Her parents preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn L. Fritts will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson and the Rev. Joseph Jacob officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home. Friends are invited to celebrate the life of Marilyn at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Compassionate Health Center, or the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through [email protected]

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John S. Irwin John S. IRWIN, 59, of 10872 Hawthorn Road, Plymouth, died Monday at his brother's residence in Plymouth. Survivors include three children, Chad Irwin, Bremen, and Cassandra Irwin and Tyler Irwin, both of Plymouth. Four brothers, Terry Irwin, Straughn; James A. Irwin, Plymouth; Kevin D. Irwin, Tippecanoe; and Kenneth Irwin, Plymouth. And two sisters, Cindy Taber, Argos, and Sandra K. Irwin-Stiles, Plymouth. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Dorothy V. Mahler Dorothy V. MAHLER, 88, of Monterey, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include one son, Greg Mahler, Monterey; and two daughters, Paulette Hanna, Plymouth, and Ginger Shirley, Albuquerque, N.M. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Lucas R. Manns Lucas Ray MANNS, 25, of 6132 E. 250 South, Rochester, died Tuesday in Kosciusko County. Survivors include his father, Greg A. Manns, Rochester; his mother, Bobbie J. Lipply, Claypool; and his stepmother, Misty Mikel, Osceola. Five brothers, Benjamin A. Manns, Rochester; Jason Ranstead, Elkhart; Joshua Ranstead, Adamsville, Mich.; Jeremy Ranstead, Rochester; and Jared Ranstead, Osceola, also survive. Services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Friday, September 3, 2010 Elnora W. Baker June 14, 1919-Sept. 1, 2010 Elnora W. BAKER, 91, of Kewanna, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Winamac. Born June 14, 1919, in Miami County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mabel (Miller) Yoder. On Nov. 11, 1938, she married Forrest M. Baker and he preceded her in death Oct. 29, 2009. She was a 1937 Royal Center High School graduate. Her father passed away in 1921, so the man she called "dad" most of her life was her stepfather, the late Joseph E. Bucks. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church and a former member of the Royal Center Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed traveling, canoeing and helping friends, and she especially loved to spend time with her family. She also treasured their time living at Lake Bruce. Survivors include her son, Bruce M. Baker and wife Denise, Kewanna; her daughter, Karen J. Good and husband Joe, Kewanna; a brother, Larry Bucks and wife Pat, Rochester; four grandchildren, Kelly Smith (Mark), Jeffrey J. Good (Tonya), Ryan Baker (Leslie) and Daniel Baker (Andrea); eight great-grandchildren, Lindsay Smith, Kara Smith, Zachary Smith, Sami Good, Jeffery J. Good, Tosha Nice, Allie Nice and Devin Good; and one great-great-grandson, Shayne Good. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William T. Yoder. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the time of service at the funeral home. Pastor David Sommers and Pastor Chris Tiedeman will officiate at the service and burial will be in Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 398, Kewanna, IN 46939. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Baker family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Vickie R. Looker Crispen Vickie R. Looker CRISPEN, 43, of Rochester, died at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday in Wabash County. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Richard J. Minglin March 24, 1948-Aug. 31, 2010 Richard J. MINGLIN, 62, of 4110 Kuder Lane, Warsaw, died at 7:58 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. Richard was born March 24, 1948, in Rochester to Robert and Willetta (VanLue) Minglin. He grew up in Rochester before moving to Warsaw. Richard worked for DePuy as an inspector. He attended New Vision Church, Warsaw. Survivors include two sons, Shawn and Aaron Minglin, both of Warsaw; one daughter, Stephanie (Bryon) Myers, Akron; one sister, Rosie (Bob) Metzger, Rochester; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be at noon today at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Bishop Richard Campbell Sr. officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604-1242. To sign the guest book or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010 David G. Berry David G. BERRY, 49, of Kewanna, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday in Austin, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. Vickie R. Looker Crispen Vickie Renee Looker CRISPEN, 43, of Rochester, passed away at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday in Wabash County. Survivors include three daughters, Trivity Mitchell, Rochester; Holly Reemer, Maryland; and Rickie Reemer, Fort Wayne. Two sons, Aaron Reemer, Peru, and Hunter Crispen, Rochester; her mother, Catherine Ross, Logansport; her father, Bill Looker, Logansport; two sisters, Michelle Jenkins, Rochester, and Julie, Winamac; two brothers, Jeff Looker, Rochester, and Westley Looker, Logansport; and adopted parents Mary and Jerry Wilson, Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Monday, September 6, 2010 No Paper – Holiday Tuesday, September 7, 2010 David G. Berry Aug. 9, 1961-Sept. 2, 2010 David Glenn BERRY, 49, of Kewanna, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday in Austin, Texas. David was born Aug. 9, 1961, in Logansport, to Thomas James and Lois E. (Vogel) Berry. He was married March 5, 1983, in Rochester to Melanie J. Davis.

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David was an instrumental part of the family business, Jim Berry and Son's Inc., and was also a farmer. He frequently traveled to Texas to buy trucks and trailers. He would refurbish the trucks, add grain beds and sell them to farmers and other businesses. David was a 1979 graduate of Caston High School. He was a member of the Lucerne Christian Church, Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Wayne Township Advisory Board. Survivors include his wife, Melanie J. Berry, Kewanna; his son, Adam Berry and wife Ashly, Logansport; his daughter, Hali Berry, Kewanna; mother Lois E. Berry, Kewanna; two brothers, Jim Berry and wife Sharon and Pat Berry and wife Tracy, both of Kewanna; two sisters, Ellen King and husband Don, Rochester, and Kathy Green and husband Ron, Kewanna; a granddaughter, Genevieve Grace Berry; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas James Berry, and his mother-in-law, Ruth Ann Davis. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Pastor Dirk Raderstorf officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Lucerne Christian Church, the Genevieve Grace Berry College Fund or the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. Vickie R. Looker Crispen May 26, 1967-Sept. 1, 2010 Vickie Renee Looker CRISPEN, 43, of Rochester, passed away at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Wabash County. She was born in Winamac on May 26, 1967, to Larry W. and Catherine (Heater) Gunter. As a biker chick, Vickie enjoyed cruising on her purple Harley. There was nothing like the feeling of the freedom and the warm breeze while taking a day trip around northern Indiana. She also enjoyed a biker trip to the Dakotas where she collected some unique

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purple rocks. Florida was always a favorite destination to kick back and relax while enjoying the sun and sand. An accomplished dancer, Vickie also could be seen on the dance floor of the Moose Lodge, line dancing in her favorite purple cowgirl hat. With great expertise, billiards was another sport at which she excelled. She competed in many national tournaments over the years including those held in Las Vegas, garnering many impressive wins. Vickie held memberships in many lodges including the Eagles, Moose Family Center and Manitou VFW of Rochester and ABATE, which she served as treasurer for a number of years. Vickie is survived by three daughters, Trivity Mitchell and companion Kristopher Long, Rochester; Holly Reemer, Maryland; and Rickie Reemer and companion Aaron Cooper, Fort Wayne. Two sons, Aaron Reemer, Peru, and Hunter Crispen, Rochester; her mother, Catherine Ross and husband Thomas, Logansport; her father, Bill Looker and wife Val, Logansport; two sisters, Michelle Jenkins and husband Kelly, Rochester, and Julie, Winamac; two brothers, Jeff Looker and wife Tammy Murray, Rochester, and Westley Looker and wife Cassandra, Logansport; paternal grandmother, Florence Gunter, Logansport; and adopted parents, Mary and Jerry Wilson, Rochester. She was expecting her first granddaughter, Aubrey Cooper, in October. She was preceded in death by her companion, Gordon McQueen, who was fatally injured in the same accident as Vickie; her grandfather, Ernie Gunter, who also passed away Wednesday; and her grandparents, Pat and Jane Heater and Dorrie and Lula Looker. A celebration of the life of Vickie Crispen will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in her name to ABATE. Electronic expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to [email protected]

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Lucas R. Manns Aug. 2, 1985-Aug. 31, 2010 Lucas Ray MANNS, 25, of 6132 E. 250 South, Rochester, passed away from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on Aug. 31, in Kosciusko County. He was born in Rochester on Aug. 2, 1985, to Greg A. and Bobbie J. (Lewis) Manns. Lucas was a lifetime Fulton County resident. He attended Tippecanoe Valley High School and later received his GED. As an outdoorsman, he loved to go camping, horseback riding and fishing. A round of golf, throwing a Frisbee and an occasional paintball fight with his brothers were also favorite pastimes. He recently had worked as a desk clerk for Super 8. Lucas is survived by his father, Greg A. Manns, Rochester; his mother, Bobbie J. Lipply and husband Larry, Claypool; his stepmother, Misty Mikel, Osceola. Five brothers, Benjamin A. Manns, Rochester; Jason Ranstead, Elkhart; Joshua Ranstead, Adamsville, Mich.; Jeremy Ranstead, Rochester; and Jared Ranstead, Osceola. Paternal grandparents Edward Manns, Arkansas, and Helen Manns, Rochester; maternal grandfather, Don Lewis, Texas, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of the life of Lucas Ray Manns will be at 5 p.m. today at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Brian Sewell officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Winfred May Winfred MAY, 78, of 712 Troy Blvd., West Palm Beach, Fla., died Friday at the Mediacana Nursing Home in Lake Worth, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Savannah May, and three sons, Rick May, Rochester; Toney May, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Jeff May, Gardnerville, Nev. A brother and a sister Mike May and Theda Perkins, both of Salyersville, Ky., also survive.

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Services will be at noon today at Magoffin County Funeral Home in Salyersville, Ky., with visitation two hours prior to the service. Mary I. Moore Mary I. MOORE, 97, of 1111 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Robert W. Tracy June 2, 1917-Sept. 1, 2010 Robert W. TRACY, 93, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Sept. 1. Born June 2, 1917, in Argos, Bob was a graduate of Argos High School and a graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. Bob was a licensed funeral director having been employed by the original A.L. Moore and Sons Mortuary for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He had also been employed at the Foster Funeral Home in Rochester and at Flanner-Buchanan Mortuary in Indianapolis. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served from 1941 to 1945; he was stationed at Luke Air Force Base in 1941 and 1942. He was a former member and vice president and area governor of the Phoenix 20-30 Club, former member and past president of the Top-O-Morning Toastmasters Club and Park Central Toastmasters Club. Bob was a life member of the American Legion LukeGreenway Post No. 1 since 1947 and a member of the Phoenix Kiwanis Club, life member of the National Rifle Association as well as an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing and boating. Bob will be greatly missed by his wife of 67 years, Virginia; their son, Todd Robert Tracy, who had also been employed by A.L. Moore and Sons, for 12 years; his sister, Mrs. T.J. McLaughlin; and several nieces and nephews.

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A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, Ariz., with a graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Joyce A. Diehl Joyce A. DIEHL, 71, of Beaver Dam Lake (Claypool), and formerly of Elwood, died Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral home, Akron. Dennis G. Donahue Dennis George DONAHUE, 58, of Valparaiso, died Saturday at Valparaiso Hospital. Survivors include his children, Nicholas Donahue, Courtney Donahue Collins and Lisa Shannon Donahue, all of Rochester; his wife, Dorothy Hess Donahue and their son, Jake Donahue, Valparaiso; and sister Kathy Donahue Noble, Valparaiso. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the WhiteLove Funeral Home, Chesterton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mary I. Moore Mary I. MOORE, 97, of 1111 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include a daughter and a son, Sharon Moore and Steve Moore, both of Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Dennis D. Taylor Dennis D. TAYLOR, 74, of 2268 Sycamore Drive, Rochester, died Tuesday morning at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Thursday, September 9, 2010 Helen Koebke Helen KOEBKE, 107, formerly of Culver, died Tuesday at Harbor Manor in Noblesville. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. Mary I. Moore Feb. 2, 1913-Sept. 6, 2010 Mary Isabelle MOORE, 97, of 1111 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born Feb. 2, 1913, the daughter of Harry and Catherine Mary (Altman) Holcomb in Reynolds. Mary grew up sharing her childhood with a sister Irene and two brothers, John and Francis. Mary was the oldest living graduate of Reynolds High School. With great pride she graduated with the Class of 1931. Later she attended Purdue University, taking classes in management. She used these skills, serving on the management team at R-B-M Manufacturing in Logansport. Following World War II, she was introduced to F.L. "Bud" Moore and went on her first blind date. Romance evolved and on Feb. 15, 1947, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Reynolds, Mary and Bud solemnized their wedding vows. Their union spanned 45 years producing two children, Steve and Sharon. Later three grandchildren and more recently six greatgrandchildren were added to the family tree. Mary and Bud moved to Goodland for a brief stint owning and operating a shoe store. In 1951 a move was made to Rochester as they

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saw more growth and potential in our community. The Moore Shoe Store served the feet of Fulton County for 35 years. As accomplished ballroom dancers, Mary and Bud made the most of the Big Band era. It was at the Colonial, under the moonlit skies that they danced the nights away while listening to the music of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and other notable musicians of the time. Following their retirement the Moores spent 12 winters in Pharr, Texas, overlooking the Rio Grande. There were many memories of the good times spent at their Idewild Drive cottage during the 20 summers on Lake Manitou. Mary was truly amazing in the kitchen, always preparing the feast for the holidays, family celebrations and the kids cronies when they dropped by for a visit. As a wonderful cook, she created delicacies for all to enjoy. Her wilted lettuce and endive covered with hot bacon dressing was the ultimate, a recipe handed down through the years. Mary loved her family unconditionally, leaving a wonderful legacy for three generations. Treasuring the memories of Sharon and Steve, she and Bud instilled a strong work ethic for the family to follow. She adored her grandchildren, cherishing the moments of their childhood. Beaming with great pride while applauding them for their accomplishments during their adulthood, she enjoyed her greatgrandchildren as each one arrived. No one was prouder than Mary, the matriarch of the Moore family. Mary is survived by a daughter, Sharon Moore, Rochester; a son, Steve Moore, Rochester. Three grandchildren, Tiffany Brooks and husband Steven, Whitehouse, Tenn., with children Rylee and expected, in November, new sister Madelyn Marianne Brooks; Natalie Harlan, Granger, with her children, Connor, Gabriel and Isabelle Harlan; and Brody Moore and wife Jeni, Rochester, with their children, Payton and Molly Marianne Moore. Sister-in-law Rita Holcomb, Brookston; nieces Dianna Crump and Patsy Helvey, both of South Carolina; nephews John L. Holcomb, San Antonio, Texas, and William Moore, Logansport; and caregiver Sara Jordan, Rochester.

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Mary was preceded by her parents; beloved husband Bud; sister Irene Holcomb; two brothers, John and Francis Holcomb; and her daughter-in-law, Marianne Johnson Moore. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary I. Moore will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1310 Main St., Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Friends may visit with her family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Compassionate Health Care Center. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Floanna Swope Floanna SWOPE, 78, of 319 Jefferson St., Rochester, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Dennis D. Taylor Dennis TAYLOR, 74, of 2268 Sycamore Drive, Rochester, died Tuesday in the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Marcia; two daughters, Sally Sterk, Akron, and Sara Kruger, Akron; one son, Samual Taylor, Logansport; and two sisters, Cheryl Bowman, Plymouth, and Nancy Bammerlin, Plymouth. Public graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Elizabeth G. Watson Elizabeth Geraldine “Jerry” WATSON, 78 of 1312 Park Road, died Wednesday at her residence. Survivors include her sister, Joyce Gembecki, Sanford, Fla.

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A public graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Friday, September 10, 2010 Joyce A. Diehl Joyce A. DIEHL, 71, of 7770 W. Northcrest Lane, Claypool, died Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Survivors include her husband, John A. Diehl, Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool; a stepdaughter, Tabitha Bulla, Frankton; and a stepson, John Allen Diehl, Elwood. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Helen J. Koebke Helen J. KOEBKE, 107, of Noblesville, died Tuesday at Harbour Manor Health & Living, Noblesville. Survivors include three daughters, Joan Campbell, Carmel; Marcella Lemler, Bradenton, Fla.; and Irene Ansel, Zionsville. Graveside services will be at noon Monday at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Clarence Manser Clarence MANSER, 82, 2961 N. 200 West, Rochester, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" Manser, Rochester; sons Earl Manser and Joe Manser, both of Rochester; and brother Wesley Manser, Rhinelander, Wis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Floanna R. Swope May 31, 1932-Sept. 8, 2010 Floanna R. SWOPE, 78, of 319 Jefferson St., Rochester, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born in Wabash County on May 31, 1932, to the late Frank David and Mildred Noreen (Lawson) Ramer. In 1950, Floanna graduated from Somerset High School in Somerset. On her 18th birthday, she became the bride of Jack W. Swope in Akron. Together, Floanna and Jack owned and operated the Swope Service Station on Indiana 14, just west of Akron, from 1962 to 1966. Floanna retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx in 1997 after over 30 years of service. As a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Floanna's life was closely centered around her family. Her hobbies included reading, crocheting, fishing and sewing articles of clothing for her grandkids. Floanna is survived by a daughter, Frankie Swango and husband Mel, Rochester; two sons, Stephen Swope, Rochester, and Robert Swope and wife Lisa, Rochester. Nine grandchildren, David Willard and wife Jeanine, Valerie Hammel and husband Eric, Chad Swango and wife Misty, Drew Swango, Jeremy Swango and wife Kellie, and John Swope, all of Rochester; Christopher Swope and wife Laurie, Muncie; Joshua Swope, Charlotte, N.C.; and Rob Bruder, Indianapolis. 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a granddaughter, Ashley Swope; and two sisters, Geneva Stewart and Edna Fewell Waters. A celebration of the life of Floanna Swope will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Joe Helt officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hickory Creek at Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to [email protected]

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Dennis D. Taylor Feb. 18, 1936-Sept. 7, 2010 Dennis TAYLOR, 74, of 2268 Sycamore Drive, Rochester, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born in Rochester to Kenneth W. and Leona (Good) Taylor on Feb. 18, 1936. On July 11, 1956, he married the former Marcia Hunneshagen. Dennis was a 1955 Rochester High School graduate. Dennis served in the U.S. Army, Indiana National Guard, Florida National Guard and Army Reserves. He was an excellent marksman and sharpshooter. A communication specialist in Headquarters Company of the 69th, he was selected for his soldierly appearance, knowledge of duties and military courtesy. He was also a member of the BIG RED ONE. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching Cubs baseball and IU basketball. He was retired from Diamond Trucking Co. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; two daughters, Sally Sterk and husband Alan, Akron, and Sara Kruger and husband Ron, Akron; one son, Samual Taylor and wife Jody, Logansport; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Cheryl Bowman and husband Gary, Plymouth, and Nancy Bammerlin and husband Kevin, Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Connie Taylor. Public graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Rochester IOOF Cemetery with the Rev. Mimi Tucker officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Arrangements are by the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to [email protected]

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Elizabeth G. Watson May 24, 1932-Sept. 8, 2010 Elizabeth Geraldine "Jerry" WATSON, 78, of 1312 Park Road, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. She was born May 24, 1932, in Fulton County to the late Charles and Helen (Sebring) Smith. On Dec. 12, 1970, in Akron she married Norman Watson. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1999. Jerry was a homemaker. She worked at the General Telephone Co. for 20 years and for Rochester Telephone Co. for five years. She enjoyed music, reading and watching college basketball. Purdue was her favorite. She attended the First Baptist Church of Rochester. She is survived by her sister, Joyce Gembecki, Sanford, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Bill Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.; nephew Michael Smith, Aloha, Ore.; niece Mary Warden, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and special friends Jerry and Karen Jolley and their children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Carol. A public graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Memorials may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563. Arrangements are by the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to [email protected] Saturday, September 11, 2010 Donald F. Kopis Donald F. KOPIS, 79, Peru, passed away Friday at his home. Arrangements are pending with McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

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John Sheetz John SHEETZ, 81, 09f 1010 W. Third St., Rochester, died at 11:51 a.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Monday, September 13, 2010 Donald F. Kopis Donald Fred KOPIS, 79, of Peru, died Friday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; daughter Diana Sue, Long Beach, Calif.; son Donald Francis Kopis, South Bend; son Douglas Alan, North Manchester; son David Eric, Weston, Conn.; son Dwight Andrew, Martinsville; and his sister and brother, Maralee Kopis and Jan Kopis, both of Downers Grove. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church Cemetery, Paw Paw Pike, Denver. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, has been entrusted with arrangements. John A. Sheetz John A. SHEETZ, 81, of 1010 W. Third St., Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Joanna; a daughter, Susan Jennys, Francesville; a sister, Charlene Cole, Round Rock, Texas; and a brother, Steve Sheetz, Galveston. Private family services will be held at a later date. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, has been entrusted with arrangements. Edgar E. Wright Edgar E. WRIGHT, 57, of 5908 Redbird Lane, Palestine, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Debra Wright, Arizona; two sons, George Edward Wright, Phoenix, Ariz., and William Buck Wright,

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Palestine. Three brothers, Mike Wright, Burket; Kevin Wright, Palestine; and Steve Wright, Warsaw. And four sisters, Vannessa Allen, Florence, Ky.; Karen Aker, Richmond, Va.; Daisy Barnett, Martin, Ky.; and Myrtle Johnson, Indianapolis. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Dorothy G. Rodenberg Nov. 15, 1922-Sept. 12, 2010 Dorothy G. RODENBERG, 87, of Centerville, died Sunday at Reid Hospital, Richmond. She was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Harrisonburg, Va. Dorothy lived in this area since 1936. She was a member of Evangelical United Brethren Church, now the Pershing United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She also was an active member of the Milton Homemakers Club and Home Circle. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, flowers, and attending activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter, Pam McBride (Myron E.), Hamilton, Ohio; son Steve Rodenberg (Cheryl), Akron; grandchildren Eric, Amy, Lisa, Mark, Kathy, Tina, Sandra, Scott and Susan; several great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Toots Shreve; and nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Melvin L. Rodenberg; son James Ledbetter; her mother, Clara Bowers Scully; her stepfather, James B. Scully Jr.; and brother Reginald "Reg" Shreve. The family would like to thank her special and very helpful neighbors. Visitation for Dorothy G. Rodenberg will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mills Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., Centerville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mills Funeral Home

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with the Rev. Kenneth Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Centerville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180, Indianapolis, IN 46240-3805, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com. Mary E. Dunn Mary E. DUNN, 69, passed away Sunday. Mary was born in East Chicago to Leonard and Mary Jane Janis, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Darrell Dunn, and her brothers, Ronald and Michael Janis. Mary is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Dunn, Cheryl (John) Lundeen and Barbara Furlano; four brothers; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at noon at Graceland Cemetery, 1505 Morthland Drive, Valparaiso, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Emma Hiers Emma HIERS, 78, of Mentone, died at 11:03 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Ann Richardson Ann RICHARDSON, 93, of 510 Ohio St., Rochester, died at 2 a.m. Monday at Gardens of Lake City, Warsaw. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Stayer, Warsaw. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

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John A. Sheetz Sept. 17, 1928-Sept. 10, 2010 John A. SHEETZ, 81, of 1010 W. Third St., Rochester, passed away Friday at his residence. He was born in Fulton County on Sept. 17, 1928, to Roy and Phyllis (Smith) Sheetz. John was a lifetime Fulton County resident. On Nov. 11, 1950, John and the former Joanna Sutton were married in Fulton. John was a proud World War II, U.S. Army veteran. He loved the outdoors and was a faithful church member. John was also a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the National Rifle Association. He retired from Torx as an engineer technician. John is survived by his wife, Joanna; a daughter, Susan Jennys and husband David, Francesville; two grandchildren, Michael Jennys, Warsaw, and Rachel Johnson and husband Douglas, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Charlene Cole and husband Warren, Round Rock, Texas; and a brother, Steve Sheetz and wife Gladys, Galveston. He was preceded in death by his parents. Private family services will be held at a later date. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through [email protected] Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Robert A. Basile Robert A. BASILE, 51, Rochester, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Emily R. Clarkson Infant Emily Rose CLARKSON, two hours old, 130 W. Third St., Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

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Survivors include her parents Jeremy and Rosetta Clarkson, Rochester; one brother, Jeremy James "J.J." Clarkson Jr.; and one sister, Sapphire Renee Nichols. Private family services were held. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, was in charge of arrangements. Robert G. Collins Sept. 4, 1928-Sept. 14, 2010 Robert G. COLLINS, 82, 4995 W. 725 South, Kewanna, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. He was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Monticello, the son of Jesse and Hazel (Moore) Collins. He was a 1947 graduate of Metea High School. On Sept. 18, 1949, in Jeffersonville, he married Mary Mullins and she survives. Mr. Collins had worked as a self-employed repairman and had been a member of the Indiana National Guard. He enjoyed going to auctions, spending time with his family and making homemade ice cream. Survivors include his wife, Mary Collins, Kewanna. Seven children, Carolyn and husband Ronald Pearson, Macy; Lois and husband Sam Coffing, Kewanna; Ruth Price, Logansport; Peggy and husband Jimmy Scarbrough, Post Falls, Idaho; Michael and wife Emyle Collins, Plymouth; Jim and wife Viola Collins, Knox; Amy and husband Scott Lewis, North Manchester. 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia and husband Roger Brock, Kokomo. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Becky Collins; grandson Brian Pearson; and brother Pete Luse. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Jason See officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent through [email protected] Kenneth Garrison Jan. 31, 1942-Sept. 12, 2010 Kenneth GARRISON, 68, of 2287 New Statonville Highway, Valdosta, Ga., died Sunday at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta from cancer. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Diana Utter Garrison. Four daughters, Letitia and Shamit Mattu, Rockville, Md.; Toni and Chad Miller, Lusby, Md.; Hope and Sean Copeland, Valdosta, Ga.; and Cassie and Daryl Minix, Rochester. 13 grandchildren, Kyle and Kyla Lewis, Alyssa Mattu, Cheyenne Mattu, Maacah Mattu and Alec Mattu; Jace Miller and Meerah Miller; Tyson Minix, Jordan Minix, Blake Minix, Brady Minix and Ava Minix. Two great-grandchildren, Kieran Lewis and Aniaha Lewis; one brother, Ollie Garrison and wife Sammye, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Three sisters Geraldine DeWitt, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Yvonnia Ridenour and husband Jim, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Wilma Ferrell, Lake Park, Ga. And numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Charlie and Rebecca Garrison, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and brother Delmar Garrison, Columbus, Texas. The memorial service will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Statonville Church of Christ in Statonville, Ga., for all family and friends. Emma Lou Hiers June 8, 1932-Sept. 13, 2010 Emma Lou HIERS, 78, of 102 Miller Drive, Mentone - she had lived in the Mentone area since moving from Peru in January of 1960 - died at 11:03 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Emma Lou was born June 8, 1932, in Berne. She was married Feb. 16, 1951, to Albert "Luke" Hiers who passed away May 24, 1991.

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Emma Lou was the office manager for Dubois Distributing for over 20 years. She was also the site director for the Mentone Nutrition Site. She graduated from Jefferson High School of Berne in 1950. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church. Also she was an original member of the widow-to-widow group. Survivors include three daughters, Debra and husband Ron Batten, Mentone; Susan Sincroft, Warsaw; and Anita and husband Steve Carter, Mentone. Three grandchildren, Erica and husband Clay Johnson, Jeff Batten, and Dacy and husband Keith Newman; six great-grandchildren, Danay Bowyer, Regan Johnson, Cade Johnson, Grady Johnson, Lucas Newman and Raylee Batten; and several half brothers and half sisters. She was preceded in death by husband Albert Luke Hiers and mother Edna Morningstar. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Amber KarkoskyLitten officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at King Memorial Home. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mentone United Methodist Church or the Mentone Nutrition Site. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Ann Richardson June 14, 1917-Sept. 13, 2010 Ann RICHARDSON, 93, of 510 Ohio St., Rochester, passed away at 2 a.m. Monday at Gardens of Lake City, Warsaw. She was born in Tippecanoe on June 14, 1917, to Valorous B. and Almyra B. (Harding) Fisher. On March 14, 1937, Ann and George "Bud" Richardson were married in Rochester. Ann graduated in 1935 from Tippecanoe High School. She was a homemaker. She retired in 1987 after 30 years of service at Hart Schaffner & Marx. She was a loyal member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary of Rochester.

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She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Stayer, Warsaw; two granddaughters, Linda "Susie" Bentele and husband Jerry, Leesburg, and Cheryl Gearhart and husband Greg, Fulton; great-grandchildren Samantha Jo Walker, Morgan Nichole Williams, and Heath and Misty Gearhart; and great-great-granddaughter Adaline Eck. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and three brothers. A celebration of the life of Ann Richardson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the services in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through [email protected] Thursday, September 16, 2010 Robert A. Basile Sept. 8, 1959-Sept. 13, 2010 Robert A. BASILE, 51, Rochester, lost his courageous battle with cancer and passed away at 2:50 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Bob was born Sept. 8, 1959, in Chicago, to parents James J. Basile Sr. and Lucille M. (Galow) Basile, who preceded him in death. Bob is survived by longtime companion, Dawn Enyart, Rochester; sisters Barbara Rosario and Mary Calhoun, Denver, Colo. And brothers James J. Basile Jr., Olive Branch, Miss.; Joseph Basile, Lafayette; David Basile, Rochester; and John Basile, Adam Basile and Christopher Basile. Bob worked as a plumber at the Culver Military Academy until he was stricken with cancer in 2005. He volunteered a lot of his time by helping family, friends and neighbors who were handicapped or housebound, decorating grave sites with flags on Memorial Day and Veterans Day at the Leiters Ford Cemetery, and collecting aluminum

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tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis as well as being an avid recycler. Funeral services will be private. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Charles E. Lebo Jr. Dec. 21, 1917-Sept. 14, 2010 Charles Edward "Ed" LEBO Jr., 92, 416 Northgate, Rochester, died at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Ed was born Dec. 21, 1917, in Winamac to Charles and Della (Tunis) Lebo. He was married Oct. 26, 1946, in Fort Wayne to Eva Davis. Ed served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany during World War II. He worked for Aubbeenaubbee, Culver and Monterey schools as a janitor. He also worked for McKinley Monuments in Winamac. Ed enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and gardening. He also enjoyed sports. Survivors include his wife, Eva "Eve" Lebo, Rochester; two daughters, Linda French, Rochester, and Judi Wagner, Prescott Valley, Ariz.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two greatgranddaughters; two sisters, Irene Fulmer, Goshen, and Elsie Scheffer, Star City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; four sisters, Marguerite Schultz, Flo McKinley, Sylvia Lebo and Neoma Buck; and three brothers, Hervie Lebo, Floyd Lebo and Delbert "Bill" Lebo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Winamac, with Pastor Rick Abbott officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, and for one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.frainmortuary.com. Friday, September 17, 2010 Hazel M. Coahran Hazel M. COAHRAN, 83, of Macy, died Thursday morning at IU medical Center in Indianapolis.\ Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Mary F. Jennens Mary Frances JENNENS, 91, 315 W. 9th St., Rochester, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Saturday, September 18, 2010 Hazel M. Coahran Hazel M. COAHRAN, 83, of Macy, died Thursday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Burkhardt and Paula See, both of Denver, and Pat Tharp, Westfield; and two sons, Bill Coahran, Macy, and Tom Coahran, Rochester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Macy Christian Church. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Joseph E. Jacob Father Joseph E. JACOB, 87, 920 Sunflower Lane, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Mary F. Jennens May 30, 1919-Sept. 15, 2010 Mary Frances JENNENS, 91, 315 W. 9th St., Rochester, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born May 30, 1919, in Fulton County, the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Dickinson) McDougle. On May 26, 1940, in Rochester, she married William H. Deniston. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1981. She then married Albert W. Jennens on June 2, 1990, in Rochester, and he survives. Mrs. Jennens had worked as a librarian at the Fulton County Public Library for many years. She was a member of and played the organ at the First Presbyterian Church for over 22 years and had also been a church elder. She was a member of Tri Kappa and enjoyed playing bridge. Survivors include her husband, Albert W. Jennens, Rochester; her son, William Michael and wife Barbara Deniston, South Bend; her daughter, Marianne and husband Don Christenson, Rochester; her grandchildren, Cyle and wife Cris Wagoner, Zionsville, and Cory and wife Alicia Wagoner, Indianapolis; great-grandchildren Evan Wagoner and Katie Wagoner, Zionsville. Her sisters, Helen Smith, Indianapolis; Kathleen and husband Richard Downs, Calvert City, Ky.; and Jean Garber, Rochester, also survive. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Diane Deniston. Memorial graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with the Revs. Paul Nye and Ron Leichty officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent through [email protected]

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Barbara A. DeMarco Keffaber Aug. 12, 1946-Sept. 16, 2010 Barbara Ann DeMarco KEFFABER, 64, of 5394 S. Indiana 15, Wabash, and formerly of Rochester, died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center, LaFontaine, surrounded by family following a short battle with cancer. Barbara was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Rochester to Antonio DeMarco and Anna L. Walters Wintrode. Barbara had worked at Paradise Auto & Truck Plaza in Rochester for many years and most recently had worked at Walmart in Wabash. She and Larry Keffaber had formerly owned Holiday Lanes & Kary-Out Liquors in Wabash. She was a member of the Eagles 825 Manitou Aerie. Survivors include three daughters, Toni Miller, Shannon and husband Matt Shrider, and Terri and husband Tyler Temple, all of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Tiffanny and Drew Stith, Payton, Laney and Sophia Temple, and Madison and Avery Shrider; one great-grandson, Jaxson Stith; one sister, Jenny Layne, Athens; and three brothers, Dennis E. and wife Diane DeMarco and Morris A. and wife Jennifer DeMarco, both of Rochester, and Martin and wife Peg Haffey, Norwalk, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her beloved dog Buttons and her children's father, Larry Keffaber. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Doug Phillips officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richland Center Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. James A. Mull James Alan MULL, 75, Denver, died Thursday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann; two children, Susan J. Smith, Denver, and Dr. Michael W. Mull, Peru.

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Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Monday, September 20, 2010 David L. Baldwin There will be a service for David L. BALDWIN, who died Aug. 21 in Evansville, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God, Rochester. Hazel M. Coahran Sept. 30, 1926-Sept. 16, 2010 Hazel M. COAHRAN, 83, Macy, passed away Thursday morning at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Kosciusko County, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Meyers) Hamilton. On Dec. 24, 1946, in Peru, she was married to Clair Coahran, and he preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2005. Hazel was a member of the Macy Christian Church where she had taught Sunday school for several years. She retired from the Macy Post Office in 1990 after 20 years of carrying the Rural Route 2 mail. She had also driven a school bus for North Miami for many years. She was known to those who loved her as the best noodle-maker in the world. She was an active member of her community and along with her husband, Clair, she served as an emergency medical technician for North Miami County Emergency Medical Service. She was a founding member of the Macy Firefighters Auxiliary, had been vice president of the Macy Town Board, helped with Weekday Religious Education in Logansport, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Burkhardt and husband Steve and Paula See and husband Rich, all of Denver, and Pat Tharp, Westfield; two sons, Bill Coahran and wife Shirley, Macy, and Tom

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Coahran and wife Shar, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Blaine and Kylie Burkhardt, Shannon and Jeff Conley, Barbie Snodgrass and husband Rob, Julie Simons and husband Alan, and Angela Myers and husband Derrik; eight great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Stevie, Chase and Jade Conley, Carley Fox, and Griffin, Tate and Easton Snodgrass. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Samantha Conley; five sisters, Annie Gagnon, Isabelle Clemons, Ivy Taylor, Violet Gagnon and Ruth Shafer; and two brothers, Russell Hamilton and Don Hamilton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Macy Christian Church with Preacher Dave Welsh officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Arrangements are by McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Joseph E. Jacob Sept. 22, 1922-Sept. 17, 2010 Father Joseph E. JACOB, 87, 920 Sunflower Lane, Rochester, passed away at 8 a.m. Friday at his residence. He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Torrington, Conn., the son of Ganim and Katherine (Moran) Jacob. In 1943, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in aeronautical engineering. On Dec. 29, 1945, in Elmhurst, N.Y., he married Jean Burke. She preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1994. Father Joe had worked for the Torin Corp. in Connecticut for 10 years before moving to Rochester in December of 1959. He worked for Torin Corp. another 13 years in Rochester. He retired from Torx, Rochester, in 1991, where he had been chief engineer. After the passing of his wife, Jean, he enrolled in and graduated in 2000 from Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corner, Wis., and was ordained a priest on June 3, 2000. He was named pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, and St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, in the summer of 2000 and remained in that position until his retirement in 2006. He was currently serving as senior associate pastor for St. Joseph, Rochester, St. Ann, Kewanna, and St. Anne's, Monterey.

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Father Joe had been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church since 1959, where he had served on the parish council and had been parish council president. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge, past president and 50-year member of the Kiwanis Club, life member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and he was registered in the state of Indiana as a professional engineer. Over the years he had played saxophone in various bands, including Tuxedo Junction, and had been active in the Fulton County Players. In 2006, he was awarded the Community Service Award from the Rochester and Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his daughters, Jean and husband Michael O'Reilly, Lafayette, and Kathleen and husband Paul Dinndorf, Arden Hills, Minn.; his sons, Joseph Edward and wife Meredith Jacob, West Simsbury, Conn., and Stephen B. and wife Paula Jacob, Colleyville, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, one sister and three brothers. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Principal Celebrants Bishop Timothy Doherty and Bishop Emeritus William Higi, assisted by Father Bert Woolson and Father Francis I. Kilcline III. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Scriptural Wake Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Wayne R. Johnson Nov. 27, 1921-Sept. 17, 2010 Pastor Wayne R. JOHNSON, 88, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday at Grace Village Health Care Facility, Winona Lake.

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Wayne was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Wabash County, to Homer F. and Golda M. (Nichols) Johnson. He married Mary K. Ahlfeld on Aug. 29, 1941, in North Manchester. He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County. Wayne served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged Nov. 25, 1943, in Great Lakes, Ill. Wayne was an ordained minister in the Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist churches, retiring in 1986. He served as pastor at Burkett, Claypool, Athens and Beaver Dam United Methodist churches, and he served as an evangelist with the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Wayne was a 1940 graduate of Chester High School. He received higher education from Manchester College and from United Theological Seminary, Indianapolis; he was a past member of the Claypool Lions Club, former Clay Township trustee and former member and president of the Kosciusko County Community Hospital board of directors; and he was an accomplished cabinetmaker and avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Mary Johnson, Winona Lake; two sons, Jerry (Lois) Johnson, Claypool, and Stephen Johnson, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Janet D. (Charles) Lentz, Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Barbara (Michael) Wolfe, Mesa, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer F. and Golda M. Johnson, and two brothers, Lewis E. Johnson and Robert L. Johnson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Claypool United Methodist Church, Claypool. Pastor Evelyn Taylor Haney of the church will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Memorials may be made to Claypool United Methodist Church, 320 E. Section St., Claypool, IN 46510.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Betty Colacicco Betty COLACICCO, 82, 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Survivors include three sons, William Steelman, Philadelphia, Pa., Ron Steelman, Rochester, and Anthony Colacicco, Rochester. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Marcella P. White Marcella P. WHITE, 88, of Culver, died at 12:25 a.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver. Survivors include her sons, Paul White, Roanoke, Philip White, Lapaz, and Perry White, Peoria, Ill. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Irene B. Listenberger Irene B. LISTENBERGER, 79, of Culver, died Tuesday at Our Lady of Peace in Mishawaka. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. Rhonda Palmer Rhonda PALMER, 59, 1658 W. Indiana 14, Rochester, died at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Paula F. Stahl Blankenship Feb. 26, 1965-Sept. 19, 2010 Paula Faye Stahl BLANKENSHIP, 45, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in Rochester. Paula was born Feb. 26, 1965, in Ironton, Ohio, to Everett Phillips Meadows and Peggy Jo (Creger) Meadows Evans. She lived most of her life in Warsaw. Paula loved the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club, horseback riding and rock 'n' roll music. Survivors include three daughters, Tasha Stahl, Rochester, Lacey Blankenship, Warsaw, and Cassidy Blankenship, Gallipolis, Ohio; two sons, Shannon Stahl, Warsaw, and Joshua Stahl, Warsaw; four sisters, Sherry (Leonard) Blanton, Rochester, Elaine (Ron) Trumbull, Warsaw, Patty Jacobs, Warsaw, and Linda (Tom) Stapleton, Warsaw; one brother, Robert (Penny Hamilton) Shelton, Warsaw; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Jo Evans, on March 24, and her father, Everett P. Meadows, on July 3, 1995. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. The memorial service will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. John B. Lowe II, New Life Christian Church, Warsaw, will officiate. The family has asked that memorial gifts in Paula's memory be made in the form of contributions to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 3489 E. 100 South, P.O. Box 1906, Pierceton, IN 46562, or that simple acts of kindness be done for others. Arrangements are by Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, www.titusfuneralhome.com. Betty Colacicco Betty COLACICCO, 82, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Monday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born in Brownsville, Tenn., on June 20, 1928, to the late Henry and Julia Thompson Climer. She married Vincent Colacicco, and he preceded her in death.

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Betty came to Rochester 20 years ago from Philadelphia. While there she worked for Litton Industries. Later in Rochester she worked for The Rochester Sentinel. She was a member of the Eagles, Moose and LeRoy Shelton American Legion auxiliaries of Rochester. Betty is survived by three sons, William Steelman, Philadelphia, Pa., Ron Steelman, Rochester, and Anthony Colacicco, Rochester; a granddaughter, Shirley Linville, Philadelphia, Pa.; a great-granddaughter, Alexandria Linville, Philadelphia, Pa.; and one niece, Jessie May and Raymond McKee, Winter Haven, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Mary Thompson. A celebration of the life of Betty Colacicco will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Hickory Creek Health Care Center. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Thursday, September 23, 2010 Betty Colacicco June 20, 1926-Sept. 20, 2010 Betty COLACICCO, 82, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Monday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born in Brownsville, Tenn., on June 20, 1928, to the late Henry and Julia Thompson Climer. She married Vincent Colacicco, and he preceded her in death. Betty came to Rochester 20 years ago from Philadelphia. While there she worked for Litton Industries. Later in Rochester she worked for The Rochester Sentinel. She was a member of the Eagles, Moose and LeRoy Shelton American Legion auxiliaries of Rochester.

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Betty is survived by three sons, William Steelman, Philadelphia, Pa., Ron Steelman, Rochester, and Anthony Colacicco, Rochester; a granddaughter, Shirley Linville, Philadelphia, Pa.; a great-granddaughter, Alexandria Linville, Philadelphia, Pa.; and one niece, Jessie May and Raymond McKee, Winter Haven, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Mary Thompson. A celebration of the life of Betty Colacicco will be at 3 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Hickory Creek Health Care Center. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Kenneth Garrison There will be a service for Kenneth GARRISON, who died Sept. 12 in Valdosta, Ga., at 6 p.m. at Rochester Church of Christ. James W. Hoge Aug. 28, 1951-Sept. 21, 2010 James W. HOGE, 59, of Silver Lake, died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. James was born Aug. 28, 1951, in Rochester, to Harold L. and Katherine (Bryant) Hoge. He was married to Judy A. Clemans on Dec. 13, 1970; she survives. James worked for the Warsaw Foundry, for 18 years. He loved people and doing for others. He was a member of Center United Methodist Church, Silver Lake. Survivors include his wife, Judy; three daughters, Mrs. Tim (Wendy) Hines, Warsaw, Shawn Remfrey, Warsaw, and Mrs. Adam (Knevits) Stephens, Warsaw; three brothers, Jack (Sue) Hoge, Rochester, Jerry (Sharon) Hoge, Omaha, Neb., Jay (Kathy) Hoge, Peru; two sisters, Judy Calvert, Talma, and Mrs. Scott (Mary Jane) Holmes, Warsaw; and nine grandchildren.

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James was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, Rolland Calvert; and one nephew, Nick Patterson, a local Marine who died in Iraq in 2007. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, with Pastor Terry Marker officiating. There will also be a service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Lake Lions Building. Memorials may be made to Judy Hoge, 3090 Myrtle Glen Road, Silver Lake, IN 46982. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester. Condolences may be sent at www.mckeemortuary.com. Rhonda K. Palmer Rhonda Kay PALMER died Tuesday at the home of her parents. Survivors include her parents, Tom and Ladonna Nicklaus, Rochester, and a sister Rhea Sherwood, Missouri, Texas. Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010 Kenneth Garrison There will be a service for Kenneth GARRISON, who died Sept. 12 in Valdosta, Ga., at 6 p.m. today at Rochester Church of God. Saturday, September 25, 2010 Rhonda K. Palmer May 31, 1951-Sept. 21, 2010 Rhonda Kay PALMER entered to eternal rest Tuesday at the home of her parents, Tom and Ladonna Nicklaus, after a three-year battle with cancer.

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Rhonda was born May 31, 1951, in Rochester. She grew up in Fulton County and was a 1969 graduate of Rochester High School. Rhonda was a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. Later she was employed as a computer software programmer for 21 years. After deciding to pursue a degree in business, Rhonda, a dedicated student, graduated from the University of Houston in May of 1991 earning a B.A. in business. Rhonda recently returned from Houston to make her home in Indiana. Enjoying crafts and working with her hands, Rhonda returned to Rochester each fall and contributed some of her customized works to be showcased at the Fulton County Craft Show. She especially liked crocheting afghans and slipper socks, many times creating a special gift treasured by family and friends. Her beadwork was extraordinary creating purses and jewelry. Rhonda also enjoyed the friendships she made with her fellow Red Hatters of the Red Hat Society. Rhonda is survived by her parents, Tom and Ladonna Nicklaus, Rochester; a sister, Rhea Sherwood and husband Russell, Missouri, Texas; very special friends, Bob and Deb Domke, Rochester, Jim and Dottie Thornhill, Garland, Texas, Andy Logan, Katy, Texas, and Good Sam's Camper Chapter No. 13 (Sycamore Sam's) and Chapter No. 47 (Lake City Sam's); co-workers Debbie, Lan, Dahai, Cynthia, Dawn, Jason, Pam, Amy and Irma, all of Houston, Texas; and canine companion Gabby, a silver schnauzer. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald J. "Nick" Nicklaus, in 2005; her grandparents, Lester and May Heckathorn and Duane and Lucille Nicklaus; and an uncle, Louis Heckathorn. A celebration of the life of Rhonda K. Palmer will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Martha Cory officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected]

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Monday, September 27, 2010 Gerald Bogseth Gerald “Jerry” BOGSETH, 68, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died at 10:38 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. June Stutzman June 26, 1927-Sept. 25, 2010 Selina “June” STUTZMAN, 83, 1412 Spear St., Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family as she passed away at 7:40 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. June was born June 26, 1927, in Howard County to Harley and Ruth (Miller) Mishler. She shared her childhood with brother Glen and graduated from Clay-Miami High School. On June 30, 1950, June was united in marriage to Arthur “David” “Dave” Stutzman. There union produced a daughter, Leta and three sons, Seven, Rick and Randy. Survivors include one daughter, Leta Sterk and husand Lee, Rochester; three sons, Steven Stutzman and wife Jonel, Graham, Texas, Ricky Stutzman and wife Linda, Eastridge, Tenn., and Randy Stutzman and wife Mary, Mentone; 10 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and a brother, Glen Mishler, Kokomo. She was preceded in death by her parents and a husband. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Selina “June Stutzman will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Bill Sheets will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery where she’ll be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband Dave. The family will welcome friends at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

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Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Maggie C. Whittenberger Jan 4, 1924-Sept. 25, 2010 Maggie C. WHITTENBERGER, 86, of Mexico, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday at Chase Center, Logansport. Maggie was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Silver Point, Tenn., to Charlie and Minnie (Clemons) Clemens. She was married June 20, 1942, to Donald Whittenberger, who passed away Oct. 27, 1991. Maggie was formerly employed with Spiegel Catalog, Montgomery Ward, Goodyear, Karlette Flower Shop and Whittenberger Studio. Survivors include a son, Gene (Cheryl) Whittenberger, Mexico; granddaughter Tina Adkins, Mexico; great-grandson Travis Adkins; a brother Frank Clemons with friend Donna, Peru; three sisters, Vennie (Vern) Dillman, Peru, Marion (Wally) Demien, Peru, and Irene (Richard) Fitzpatrick, Macy; and two sisters-in-law, Helen (Guy) Hill, Rochester, and Mary Ann Cox, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; and three brothers, Coy Lee, Woodrow and Eskell Clemons. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Pastor Phil Cruea officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Kenneth I. Yeazel Kenneth I. YEAZEL, 63, 2474 N. 800 East, Akron, died at 7:08 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Gerald T. Bogseth Jerry BOGSETH, 68, 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Bogseth, Rochester, and Jill Ann Winter, Crystal Lake, Ill.; three sons, John Bogseth, Lake In The Hills, Ill., Phillip Ahlenius, Bremen, and Jason Bogseth, Rochester; six sisters, Faith Stieirt, Fox Lake, Ill., Loretta Arko, Vernon Hill, Ill., Patricia Bogseth, Fox Lake, Ill., Carol Knapp, Libertyville, Ill., Leona Taylor, Fox Lake, Ill., and Laura Bogseth, Mountain Home, Ark.; and a brother, Larry Bogseth, Rochester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation two hours prior to the service. June Stutzman June 26, 1927-Sept. 25, 2010 Selina "June" STUTZMAN, 83, 1412 Spear St., was surrounded by her loving family as she passed away at 7:40 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. June was born June 26, 1927, in Howard County to Harley and Ruth (Miller) Mishler. She shared her childhood with brother Glen and graduated from Clay-Miami High School. On June 30, 1950, June was united in marriage to Arthur "David" "Dave" Stutzman. Their union produced a daughter, Leta, and three sons, Steven, Rick and Randy. The Stutzman family made Rochester their home in 1962, coming from Converse. Over the years June took great pride in adding color to the family home with flower gardens that enhanced the beauty of the landscape. The bountiful harvest from the vegetable garden was enjoyed by June's family. She was a dedicated employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx, working for 16 years until her retirement in 1978. She treasured the friendships she'd made and was an active member of the HSM retirees group.

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To relax June enjoyed watching game shows, especially "Jeopardy," "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right." During basketball season she followed Indiana's big three teams: Notre Dame, Purdue and of course Indiana University. Paramount in her life was her family. She enjoyed cooking and baking for holiday and family celebrations. She especially enjoyed baking cookies. Among those in popular demand were Grandma's cookies topped with red hots, molasses and chocolate chips. Grandma June could be counted on and was always prepared with an endless supply of fresh cookies whenever the family visited. Survivors include one daughter, Leta Sterk and husband Lee, Rochester; three sons, Steven Stutzman and wife Jonel, Graham, Texas, Rick Stutzman and wife Linda, Eastridge, Tenn., and Randy Stutzman and wife Mary, Mentone; 10 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Glen Mishler, Kokomo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two granddaughters, Christie Renee and Christina Michelle. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Selina "June" Stutzman will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Bill Sheets will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot at Rochester's IOOF Cemetery, where she'll be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband Dave. The family will welcome friends at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and an hour prior to services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Kenneth I. Yeazel July 3, 1947-Sept. 25, 2010 Kenneth I. YEAZEL, 63, 2474 N. 800 East, Akron, passed away at 7:08 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

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He was born July 3, 1947, in South Bend, the son of Irvin and Lorraine (Pfaller) Yeazel. Mr. Yeazel had worked as a painter and enjoyed music throughout his life. Survivors include his brothers, Stephen Yeazel, Elkhart, Dennis Yeazel, Roann, Allan and wife Terry Yeazel, Akron, and Randy Yeazel, North Webster; his sisters, Karen Yeazel, Akron, and Susan and husband Mike Richardson, Roann; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leonard Yeazel and two nephews. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with the Rev. Dan Davidson officiating. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Virgil R. Zellers Oct. 15, 1927-Sept. 26, 2010 Virgil R. ZELLERS, 82, of Kewanna, passed away suddenly at 2:57 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. Born Oct. 15, 1927, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Julia (Metzger) Zellers. On Nov. 23, 1950, he married Patricia L. Sanders, and she survives. He was a 1945 Kewanna High School graduate and a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, serving in Japan during World War II. Virgil retired from the Fulton County Highway Department and he also formerly owned and operated his own trucking company. He enjoyed attending the Power of the Past. Virgil was an outgoing person who didn't know a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was also an active member of Kewanna VFW Post No. 1121. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Zellers, Kewanna; his "adopted" family and best friends, Richard and Tami Powell,

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Kewanna, with their children, Traci Powell, Trent Powell and Trisha Forry and her husband, Brent; his brothers, Wayne Zellers and wife Doris, Sun City Center, Fla., and Herbert Zellers and wife Becky, Rochester; his sisters, Virginia Cook, Texas, Naomi "Babe" Siedel, Indianapolis, Nedra Bahler and husband Wally, Fishers, and Marilyn Williams, Indianapolis. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Bernice Zellers, and sister Marjorie Martin. Graveside services with military rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post No. 1121, P.O. Box 363, Kewanna, IN 46939. Online condolences may be sent to the Zellers family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Gerald T. Bogseth Jan. 26, 1942-Sept. 25, 2010 Jerry BOGSETH, 68, 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 8:38 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born in Chicago on Jan. 26, 1942, to Harry and Estelle (Thompson) Bogseth. On Jan. 25, 1969, in Chicago, Jerry and the former Sharon L. Yeazel were married. In 1977, they moved to Rochester, coming from Las Vegas. Jerry was a driver for the Fulton County Co-op. He was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 of Rochester. He was often seen visiting with his friends at the Dug Out of Rochester. Gerald is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Bogseth, Rochester, and Jill Ann Winter and husband Roger, Crystal Lake, Ill.; three sons, John Bogseth, Lake In The Hills, Ill., Phillip Ahlenius and

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wife Betty, Bremen, and Jason Bogseth and wife Melinda, Rochester; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; six sisters, Faith Stieirt and husband Neil, Fox Lake, Ill., Loretta Arko and husband Bill, Vernon Hill, Ill., Patricia Bogseth, Fox Lake, Ill., Carol Knapp and husband Al, Libertyville, Ill., Leona Taylor, Fox Lake, Ill., and Laura Bogseth, Mountain Home, Ark.; and a brother, Larry Bogseth, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Sharon Bogseth; two daughters, Judi Bogseth and Melissa Dawn Bogseth; a son, Jeffery Bogseth; and four brothers, Harry, Robert, Donald and Ronald Bogseth. A celebration of the life of Jerry Bogseth will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Jason See officiating. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service. Interment will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Olive I. Tucker July 23, 1909-Sept. 27, 2010 Olive I. TUCKER, 101, of Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, Warsaw and Anna Maria, Fla., passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 5:35 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Olive was a lifetime resident of this area with the exception of when she wintered in Florida. Olive was born July 23, 1909, in Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, to Harry and Ota (Borton) Smalley. She was married Oct. 25, 1930, in Mentone to Dearl Tucker, who passed away Nov. 30, 1987. Olive and her husband engaged in farming for many years and operated the Mentone Dairy. She graduated from Mentone High School in 1927. Olive was a member of the Scrambled Egg Symphony Band, a Mentone home ec club, the Red Hat Society and the Cedar Street Beach Club. She was also a member of the Roser Community Church in Anna Maria, Fla.

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Survivors include a daughter, Marita (Tucker) Boggs and husband Robert Boggs, Warsaw; a son, Terry and wife Sandra (Wentzel) Tucker, Warsaw; seven grandchildren, Kim Coleman, Goshen, Pamela (Coleman) Benson, Syracuse, Brett Boggs, Akron, Lisa (Boggs) Fawley, Warsaw, Scott Tucker, Warsaw, John Tucker, Warsaw, and Patricia (Tucker) Rice, Winona Lake; 18 greatgrandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Her Florida family includes Denny, Gina and Jenna DuVal. She was preceded in death by parents Harry Smalley and Ota (Borton) Smalley; husband Dearl Tucker; daughter Marilyn Tucker Coleman, who passed on Jan. 2, 1957; and two brothers, Donald and Earl Smalley. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litten officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Father's House, 401 Argonne Road, Warsaw, IN 46580. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Thursday, September 30, 2010 Dale Cox Dale COX, 70, 476 W. 700 South, Rochester, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Indiana 114 west of Fulton. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton. Friday, October 1, 2010 Carol Garn Carol GARN, 66, of Culver, died at 8:36 a.m. Thursday at Center for Hospice, Elkhart.

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Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Jonathon E. Langley Jonathon Edgar LANGLEY, 28, 1208 Elm St., died at 4 p.m. Thursday Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Saturday, October 2, 2010 Dale Cox May 22, 1040-Sept. 28, 2010 Dale COX, 70, 476 W. 700 South, Rochester, went to be with the Lord at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday. He was born May 22, 1940, in Akron, the son of Paul and Aletha (Clinker) Cox. On Feb. 27, 1960, at the Olive Bethel Church in Akron, he married Jenny Lee Barnes and she survives. Mr. Cox had been a farmer, worked at Wilson's Meat Packing in Logansport and at the Fulton-Marshall Co-op in Kewanna. He was a member of the Fellowship Church in Winamac and enjoyed collecting guns and toy tractors. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Lee Cox, Rochester; four sons, Michael Dale and wife Marie Cox, Greenwood, S.C., Anthony Wade and wife Astrid Cox, Germany, Matthew Gordon and wife Laurie Cox, Rochester, and Andrew Paul Cox and fiancee Tonya Bansen, Rochester; a daughter, Molly Ann and husband Timothy Latta, Moundridge, Kan.; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers and eight sisters, Milton and wife Marita Cox, Akron, Mary Etta and husband Larry Basham, Mishawaka, Helen Cox, Wabash, Floyd and wife Martha Cox, Akron, Gennavea and husband Tom Snavely, Wabash, Willodean and husband Jim Zolman, Arkansas, Pauline and husband Ron Meyer, North Manchester, Pat and husband Jim Carpenter, Akron, Jean and husband Steve Kirby, Walton, and Jane and husband Fred Zolman, Disko.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Juanita Cox and Gail Grable; and brothers William Cox, Harold Cox and Earl Cox. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Joe Ciresi officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Gerald R. Basehoar Nov. 15, 1940-Sept. 30, 2010 Gerald R. "Bob" BASEHOAR, 69, a Plymouth resident the past seven years, passed away unexpectedly at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Bob was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Hanover, Pa., the son of Millard L. and Laura S. (Sentz) Basehoar. Raised in Princeville, Ill., he graduated from Princeville High School in 1958. He was first married to Margaret "Peggy" Lottman Basehoar. On Nov. 14, 1987, in Peoria, Ill., he married Cassandra (Schmelter) Badanish. She preceded him in death Oct. 23, 2009. Bob's interest and livelihood rested solely with trucking - big trucks with eighteen wheels. From 1964 to 1995, Bob was proud to drive for the Long Rock Co. in Princeville. He then became an owner/operator transporting for the Nestle Co. based in Champagne, Ill. After moving to Plymouth, Bob came out of retirement and drove for Dean's - Alexander Distributing in Rochester. If Bob had another hobby it would simply be cutting grass - on a tractor. He and Cassie were members of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria and the Calvary Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Bob also was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union Local 455 in Peoria. Bob is survived by his daughter, Brenda and husband Tom Boehle, and his two grandsons, Matthew and Michael, all of Houston, Texas; mother-in-law, Dorothy Schriver Schmelter, Plymouth; three stepchildren, Emery (Lori) Badanish, Independence, Mo., Floyd

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(Amber) Badanish, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Desiree Badanish, Leesburg, Fla., along with four stepgrandchildren; three brothers and two sisters, LeRoy (Jackie) Basehoar, Littlestown, Pa., Fred Basehoar, Ronnie (Joyce) Basehoar, Cindy Miller and Sharon (Tom) Kiefer, all of Princeville, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister-in-law, Bonnie Edwards, and brother-in-law Larry Sheetz, Plymouth, also survive. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Resner officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Mich. Memorial gifts may be given to the Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.johnson-danielson.com. David E. Hastings David E. HASTINGS, 82, of Englewood, Ohio, passed away Friday. David was the former president-CEO of the First National Bank of Rochester. He served as president of the Rotary Club and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood, Ohio. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 p.m. until time of services. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethany Cemetery in Washington, Ind. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.kindredfuneralhome.com. Jonathan E. W. Langley Jonathan Edgar William LANGLEY, 28, 1208 Elm St., Rochester, passed away Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Hailee Langley, Rochester; mother Teresa Maynard, Rochester; father Darrell Langley, Chesterfield; a

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sister, Julia Langley, Rochester; and a brother, Justin Langley, Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Monday, October 4, 2010 Jonathan E. W. Langley Dec. 17, 1981-Sept. 30, 2010 Jonathan Edgar William LANGLEY, 28, 1208 Elm St., Rochester, passed away at 3:59 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. Jonathan was born in Rochester on Dec. 17, 1981, to Darrell and Teresa Noftsger Langley. He grew up in Anderson and attended Anderson High School. In 2008 he returned, making Rochester his home. On June 28, 2008, Jonathan and Hailee Picco were married in Macy. As an American sportsman, Jon hunted deer, squirrel, raccoon and rabbits. He enjoyed fishing at Van Duyne's Gravel Pit, where he landed many catfish and bass. Through the years his adventures in hunting were shared with Kory and E.W. An avid Colt's fan, Jon intently watched the games of the blue and white. Winter relaxation included following the hardwood teams of IU, Purdue, Notre Dame and the Pacers. During NASCAR season Jon's favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88, and Ryan Newman, No. 12. Jon's greatest joy was spending time with his family. He especially loved playing football after a fresh snowfall with his brother, sister, nieces, nephews and cousins. Survivors include his wife, Hailee Langley, Rochester; mother Teresa Maynard, Rochester; father Darrell Langley, Chesterfield; a sister, Julia Langley, Rochester; a brother, Justin Langley, Rochester; three nieces, Elareese Langley, Jaden Picco and Liliane Picco; two nephews, TeiJay and Tyler Langley; and his grandparents, Edgar and Edith "Mary" Langley, Marklesville, and Dorothy Noftsger, Rochester.

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He was preceded in death by his brother, Heath; his stepfather, E.W. Maynard; and grandparents Joyce Good, Bennie Noftsger and Charles "Pete" Maynard; and a niece Macie Picco. A celebration of the life of Jonathan E.W. Langley will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Jerry Pitman officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Maria E. Osorio June 14, 1928-Oct. 2, 2010 Maria Elisa OSORIO, 82, 1543 Village Lane, Akron, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Maria was born June 14, 1928, in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, to Jaime and Juana (Sanchez) Ruiz. She was married to Luis Osorio; he passed away in 1972. Maria was a homemaker. She loved being with her family. She was of the Catholic faith and loved reciting prayers. Survivors include her daughter, Maria Teresa and husband Rafael Arroyo, Akron; her son, Luis and wife Debbie Osorio, Milwaukee, Wis.; and six grandchildren, Richard, Joseph, Keith and Kevin Osorio, and Rafael and Cassandra Arroyo. He was preceded in death by one son, Francisco Osorio. Private family services will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Isabel L. Mielke Jan. 5, 1918-Oct. 3, 2010 Our Angel, Isabel L. MIELKE, 92, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born Jan. 5, 1918, in Cecil, Wis., to the late John and Elizabeth Berg. Isabel married Rodney Mielke and resided in Shawano, Wis. Due to Rodney's employment with AM General, they settled in South Bend. He preceded her in death in September 1985. Isabel was devoted to her home and family. Her excellent seamstress talent was appreciated by many. She enjoyed travels and cruises with her family. She is survived by her children, Diane (Paul) Fleischmann and Linda (Charles) Garrison, both of Rochester, Martin (Ruth) Mielke, New Berlin, Wis., and Anthony Mielke, Shawano, Wis.; grandsons Robert Cardish, San Antonio, Texas, Pete Cardish, San Diego, Ken Schmidt, South Bend, Duane (Stacy) Mielke, South Milwaukee, Wis., Jeff (Connie) Mielke, New Berlin, Wis., and Mark Mielke, Seattle, Wash.; granddaughters Julie (Steve) Haley, Waukesha, Wis., and Marla (Greg) Glouderman, Waukesha, Wis.; sister-in-law Ruth Cushman, British Columbia, Canada; her companion cat, Cammie; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen (Harley) Raddant and Delores (Mike) Stempa; brothers Lawerence (Marion) Berg, George (Alice) Berg and Jim (Mary) Berg; granddaughter Lori Cypher; and her grandson, Anthony Mielke. A family service was held at St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, South Bend. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, South Bend. Condolences may be made at www.sjfh.net. Paul B. Newton April 12, 1929-Oct. 2, 2010 Paul Blake NEWTON, 81, of Rockville, passed away Saturday.

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Survivors include his wife, Doris L. Newton, Rockville; two sons, Bill R. Newton and wife Jody, Rochester, and Joe W. Newton and wife Betsy, Waveland; and four grandchildren, Blake R. Newton and wife Amy, Nashville, Tenn., Billy Newton and wife Regan, Rochester, Nancy Coleman and husband Tim, Terre Haute, and Eric Newton, Waveland. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Rockville Christian Church or to the Parke County Community Foundation. Online condolences may be sent at www.goochfuneralhome.com. Nicole Robison March 23, 1972-Oct. 3, 2010 Nicole ROBISON, 38, Peru, went to be with the Lord at 3:07 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Nicole was born in Peru on March 23, 1972, to Kerry and Vicky (Brooks) Deardorff. She was married Oct. 31, 1997, to Chris Robison. Nicole graduated from North Miami High School in 1991. She enjoyed playing softball, and she was a member of the Peru Fireman's Auxiliary. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband Chris Robison; parents, Kerry and Vicky Deardorff, Mexico; a stepson, Jacob Robison, Goshen; a stepdaughter Sydne Robison, Denver; two granddaughters, Lilly and soon-to-be (expected) Bentley; grandmother Agnes Deardorff, Macy; a brother, Kerry (Peggy) Deardorff, Peru; two nephews and one niece, Richie, Kasey and Kayla Deardorff; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alvie and Lucy Brooks and Ralph Deardorff. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Pastor Ron Laudenschlager officiating. Friends may

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call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Carol J. Garn Carol J. GARN, 66, of 212 ½ N. Main St., Culver, died Thursday at the Center for Hospice, Elkhart. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia D. Young, Hickory, N.C.; a son, Scott A. Kinney, Granger; and a brother, Ray Brockey, Plymouth. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Thursday, October 7, 2010 Donald L. Woolington Nov. 5, 1936-Oct. 6, 2010 Donald L. WOOLINGTON, 73, of Kewanna, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. Born Nov. 5, 1936, in Kewanna, he was the son of the late Harold and Helen (Moon) Woolington. On March 23, 1962, he married Doris E. Walls; she survives. He was a 1954 Kewanna High School graduate and a National Guard veteran. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Rochester and he had also been a Kewanna volunteer fireman for many years. Don was a very accomplished contractor who built many commercial buildings and homes. He had owned and operated Woolington Construction Inc. since 1978 and he had also formerly owned and operated Kewanna Lumber and Hardware for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, restoration, fishing and flying when he had his pilot's license. Don most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Survivors include his wife, Doris E. Woolington, Kewanna; three sons, Mark Woolington and companion Mona and Michael Woolington and wife Deb, all of Logansport, and Daniel Hassenplug and wife Cathy, Kewanna; a daughter, Karen Shank and husband Jim, Winamac; a daughter-in-law, Debra Schoenherr and husband Jack, Warsaw; sister-in-law Connie Hartman, Fulton; a brother-in-law, Don Walls and wife Sharon, Argos; 16 grandchildren; and 22 greatgrandchildren. He was also preceded in death by son David Hassenplug, granddaughter Kristen Woolington, and brothers Dean Woolington and Charles Woolington. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ, 120 E. Fifth St., Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna, and also one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Saturday. Minister Jim Dillinger will officiate and private inurnment will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, 120 E. Fifth St., Rochester, IN 46975 and/or the "Does God Exist?" Program, P.O. Box 2704, South Bend, IN 46680-2704. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the Woolington family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Friday, October 8, 2010 Robert W. Brockus Robert Wayne BROCKUS, 73, of 26455 S. Hogan Drive, Sun Lakes, Ariz., and formerly of Culver, died Sept. 26 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Phoenix. Survivors include his wife, Sharon K. (Mowiser) Brockus, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; daughter Debra K. Gordon, Winamac; son Steven W. Brockus, Phoenix; and three sisters, Mary Batcho, Plymouth, Bernice Erow, Milford, and Evelyn Bowman, Sturgis, Mich. Services will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Madeline A. O’Rourke Madeline Ann O’ROURKE, 89, of 603 St. Joseph Drive, Kokomo, died at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Health/St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Saturday, October 9, 2010 Christine S. Lembke Dec. 26, 1910-Oct. 6, 2010 Christine S. LEMBKE, 99, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Dec. 26, 1910, in Lincoln, Ill., to the late Frank and Josephine Mintjala. She graduated from Lincoln Community High School. She married R.J. Lembke, of Newcastle, Neb., in 1934. Mr. Lembke preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1978. Mrs. Lembke belonged to the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Thursday Study Club, PEO Chapter B.U., Cheer Guild and Kokomo Symphony, was a life member of the YMCA, and served on the Kokomo Welfare Board. Surviving are three children, Robert and wife Barbara, Gold Canyon, Ariz., Barbara Williams, Sedona, Ariz., and Michael J. and wife Melody, Pasadena, Calif.; four grandsons, David and wife Sandy Lembke, Buchanan, Mich., Robert W. Lembke, Warsaw, and Andrew and Timothy Lembke, Pasadena, Calif., five granddaughters, Nancy and husband Brady Bonson, Greenwood, Kristi Dodson, Arvada, Colo., Dayna Roggenstroh and husband Kurt, Ventura, Calif., Tracy and husband Tony Patterson, Denver, Colo., and Jodi and husband Steven Johnson, Golden, Colo.; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Five sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 Southway Blvd., Kokomo, IN 46902. There will

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be one hour of visiting prior to the service. The Rev. William Allison will be officiating. Burial will take place in Crown Point Cemetery. You are invited to read Mrs. Lembke's obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message with the family, or order flowers for the family. Madeline Ann O’Rourke Madeline Ann O’ROURKE, 89, 603 St. Joseph Drive, Kokomo, and formerly of Argos, died at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Health/St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Survivors include her son, Dr. Peter W. O’Rourke, Kokomo. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Earl-Grossman funeral Home, Argos. Monday, October 11, 2010 No Paper – Holiday Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Ruby Montgomery Dec. 31, 1934-Oct. 9, 2010 Ruby MONTGOMERY, 75, formerly of the Lake Bruce and Kewanna area, passed away at 9:26 p.m. Saturday after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, surrounded by her loving family, at Miller's Merry Manor of Marion. She was born in Salyersville, Ky., on Dec. 31, 1934, to the late Boyd and Arizona Montgomery. Ruby worked at Federal-Mogul of Leiters Ford for 18 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved animals and her special canine companions were Priscilla, Miss Breathitt, Bozz and Teeter. Ruby is survived by a daughter, Liz Moresette and husband Frank, Washington; four sons, David Millo, Fulton, Merrill Millo and

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wife Kitty, Rochester, Richard Kowal and wife Linda, Rochester, and Robert Kowal and wife Melissa, Rochester; a sister, Phyllis Howard and husband Jackie, Monterey; 10 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Billy Montgomery, and a granddaughter, Samantha Moresette. A celebration of the life of Ruby Montgomery will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Ben Woodcox officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Moon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Tracy K. Baca Tracy K. BACA, 32, 69950 Eisenhower Road, Sturgis, Mich., and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday in Sturgis, Mich. Survivors include her children, Nadia Baca, Plymouth, and Alex Baca, Plymouth; her parents, Chuck Rupp, Akron, and Sharon Clemans, Rochester; and her sisters, Hannah Rupp, Akron, and Tammy Tilton, Knox. Graveside services were held Monday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Glenn S. Lemler Glenn S. LEMLER, 91, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Bourbon, died Sept. 4 in Florida. Survivors include his wife, Marcella Lemler, Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, David Lemler, Plymouth, and Vincent Lemler, Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Jo Lemler, Los Angeles; and two half brothers, Dan and Robert Lemler. A graveside service will be at noon Saturday at Culver Masonic Cemetery.

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The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 MaryNelle Good April 4, 1942-Oct. 11, 2010 MaryNelle GOOD, 68, of Columbia City, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on April 4, 1942, in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Maxine (Smythe) Powers. Raised in Rochester, she graduated from Rochester High School with the Class of 1960. She then went on to earn her diploma in radiological technology in Elkhart in 1961. On May 21, 1961, she married Dale Good in Rochester. Shortly after her marriage they moved to Wabash, and since 1972 she had been a resident of Columbia City. A homemaker, wife and mother, she was involved with Tri-Lakes Baptist Church where she was a former teacher in AWANA and also played piano. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dale Good, Columbia City; two daughters, Gayle (Scott) Reed, Columbia City, and Faye Nemore, South Whitley; sister Charlene Kochanowski, Rochester; brother Charles (Dottie) Powers, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Shanna Maggard-Franks and Connor, Keaton and Carson Reed, all of Columbia City; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Trista Maggard and Jared Maggard-Nemore; son-in-law John Nemore; and brother-in-law John Kochanowski. Visitation with the family will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with the memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. Pastor Bob Siegrist of Believers Bible Fellowship, Churubusco, will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery, Larwill. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Good may be made to the American Diabetes Association; envelopes will be available at the

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Clayr Stone Clayr STONES, 82, 2034 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Ilo E. Swick Nov. 5, 1915-Oct. 11, 2010 Ilo E. SWICK, 94, of Sarasota, Fla., died at 1:30 a.m. Monday in Arden Courts, Sarasota, Fla. Ilo was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Claypool, to Harley R. and Minnie (Mattix) Regenos. She married Allen L. Swick on Dec. 20, 1942, in Akron. He preceded her in death Dec. 27, 1998. Ilo taught second grade for 40 years in Plymouth and South Bend. She had lived in Florida since 1976. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Bradenton, Fla. Ilo is survived by her son, Jay (and spouse Candy) Swick, Sarasota, Fla.; three grandsons, Matthew, Mark and Michael; and one great-granddaughter, Marin. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Pastor Jim Beeler will conduct the services. The family kindly requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 200906011. Thursday, October 14, 2010 Sandra G. Ault Sandra Gene AULT, 70-, 504 Mitchell Drive, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

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Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Georgia E. Davis Georgia E. DAVIS, 83, 6343 N. Sunset Blvd., Macy, died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Joseph J. Minarik Joseph John MINARIK, 86, of Monterey, died Tuesday at Golden Living Center Knox, in Knox. Survivors include his wife, Dolly Minarik, Monterey; two daughters, Cynthia Taylor, Twelve Mile, and Judith Walker, Patoka; two sisters, Ella Lockwood, Rochester, and Louise Moore, LaPaz; and three brothers, George Minarik, South Bend, Edward Minarik, North Liberty, and Frank Minarik, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central time today at O'Donnell Funeral Home Inc., North Judson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Central time Friday at the funeral home. Clayr L. ‘Cork’ Stones Aug. 23, 1928-Oct. 11, 2010 Mr. Clayr Lee "Cork" "Stoney" STONES, 82, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 4:40 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Clayr was born in Plattsmouth, Neb., on Aug. 23, 1928, to John Cleo and Rachel Aleta (Baldwin) Stones. He shared his childhood with his younger brother Larry. It wasn't long till Granddad nicknamed Clayr "Cork" after a comic strip character, "Corky," one of perpetual motion. Cork answered to this name his entire life. Clayr met and fell in love with Lois A. Holloway, his best friend. On Sept. 22, 1949, he and Lois were united in marriage in Roseland. Their union spanned 62 years and produced a beautiful

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daughter, Allyson. Later three grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren were added to the family tree. When patriotism beckoned, Cork answered the call, serving our country with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Clayr returned home to continue working as a professional truck driver. An independent trucker, he drove coast to coast hauling boats, mobile homes, cars and tankers. His favorite destination was the northwest Washington, Oregon and traveling through the Rockies. During his driving years he answered to the handle of "Stoney." At home, Clayr enjoyed being outside mowing the lawn and manicuring the landscape. He was known to his family as "Mr. Inventive" and the "King of Duct Tape." Cork was creative and in many cases ingenious with his use of implementing duct tape to projects he aspired to conquer. Most recently, following his retirement from driving in 2000, Cork was dedicated to the loving care of his wife, Lois. Clayr is survived by his wife, Lois Stones, at home; a daughter, Allyson Lee Harman and husband Thomas, Claypool; his mother, Rachel Stones, Port Huron, Mich.; a brother, Larry Dean Stones and wife Christine, Ruby, Mich.; three grandchildren, Matthew Harman, Claypool, Jeremy Harman, Claypool, and Shayna Harman, Warsaw; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant sister, Aleta. A celebration of the life of Mr. Clayr Lee "Cork" "Stoney" Stones will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Clayr's beloved brother, the Rev. Larry Dean Stones, will officiate. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, where military graveside rites will be accorded by the John C. Peterson American Legion Post No. 49 of Warsaw. Electronic expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to [email protected]

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Friday, October 15, 2010 Sandy G. Ault April 11, 1940-Oct. 13, 2010 Sandy Gene AULT, 70, 504 Mitchell Drive, Rochester, went to be with the lord on Wednesday, passing away at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born April 11, 1940, in Calumet City, Ill., the daughter of James William and Lenora Louise (Heeter) Sayger. On June 25, 1966, she married the love of her life, Benjamin Franklin Ault, a union that lasted 44 years. Sandy was an avid animal lover and had many dogs and cats throughout her life, including her dog and best friend, Spunky. Sandy loved to cook and loved cooking her husband's favorite dish, rhubarb pie. She loved country and western music, and especially loved listening to her favorite performer, Patsy Cline. She enjoyed her artwork and loved watercolor painting. She was a member of the Blue Apple Club and the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. When Sandy was growing up, she and her other siblings all had nicknames for each other. Her brothers always called her "Bush." Sandy was always one to lend a helping hand when needed and cared for her parents and other family members. During the last years of their lives, Sandy told it the way it was and if you didn't like it, too bad! Sandy is survived by the love of her life and husband Benjamin Franklin Ault, Rochester; her children, April Elaine and husband Jim Van Winkle, Kokomo, Mark Edward Hoffman and wife Elizabeth Sheeler, Houston, Texas, and Robert Glen and wife Susan Ault, Midland, Mich.; her grandchildren, Lisa Tomkins, Brandy Ault, Michelle Van Winkle, Adam See, Samantha Van Winkle, Daniel Ault and Jenifer Ault; her sister-in-law, Brenda Sayger and husband Edward Rickman, Rochester; ex-daughter-in-law, Sandy Ault, Akron; nephew Steve Ault, Akron; her brother, Jim and wife Susie Sayger, Bonita Springs, Fla.; and sister Dorothy Littleton, Chicago.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers William E. Sayger on Sept. 11, 1972, and David L. Sayger on Feb. 6, 2001; and nephew Alfenzo P. Divito on June 30. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Athens Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Michael D. Cox A funeral service celebrating the life of Michael Dale COX, 49, of Columbia, S.C., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Columbia, S.C., with interment to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Serenity Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646, in Mike's memory. The family has entrusted Greenlawn Funeral Home with the arrangements. Michael departed this earthly life on Wednesday at his residence surrounded by his family. Mike, as he was affectionately called by his friends, was born in Rochester to Jenny Lee Barnes Cox and the late Dale Cox. Mike was employed at Greenlawn Memorial Park & Woodridge Memorial Park as a cemetery superintendent. Surviving are his loving wife, Marie Hansen Cox; children Rebecca (Larry) McMichael, Kelly (Heath) Regalis, Kerrie (JP) Myers, Magan Marceleno and Andrew Martin; 10 grandchildren; mother Jenny Lee Barnes Cox, Rochester; a sister, Molly Ann and husband Timothy Latta, Moundridge, Kan.; and his brothers, Tony and wife Astrid Cox, Germany, Matt and wife Laurie Cox, Rochester, and Andy Cox and fiancee Tonya Bansen, Rochester. Georgia E. Davis Georgia E. DAVIS, 83, 6343 N. Sunset Bldv., Macy, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

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Survivors include her son, John Davis, Macy. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Saturday, October 16, 2010 Sandy G. Ault April 11, 1940-Oct. 13, 2010 Sandy Gene AULT, 70, 504 Mitchell Drive, Rochester, went to be with the lord on Wednesday, passing away at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born April 11, 1940, in Calumet City, Ill., the daughter of James William and Lenora Louise (Heeter) Sayger. On June 25, 1966, she married the love of her life, Benjamin Franklin Ault, a union that lasted 44 years. Sandy was an avid animal lover and had many dogs and cats throughout her life, including her dog and best friend, Spunky. Sandy loved to cook and loved cooking her husband's favorite dish, rhubarb pie. She loved country and western music, and especially loved listening to her favorite performer, Patsy Cline. She enjoyed her artwork and loved watercolor painting. She was a member of the Blue Apple Club and the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. When Sandy was growing up, she and her other siblings all had nicknames for each other. Her brothers always called her "Bush." Sandy was always one to lend a helping hand when needed and cared for her parents and other family members. During the last years of their lives, Sandy told it the way it was and if you didn't like it, too bad! Sandy is survived by the love of her life and husband Benjamin Franklin Ault, Rochester; her children, April Elaine and husband Jim Van Winkle, Kokomo, Mark Edward Hoffman and wife Elizabeth Sheeler, Houston, Texas, and Robert Glen and wife Susan Ault, Midland, Mich.; her grandchildren, Lisa Tomkins, Brandy Ault, Michelle Van Winkle, Adam See, Samantha Van Winkle, Daniel Ault and Jenifer Ault; her sister-in-law, Brenda Sayger and husband

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Edward Rickman, Rochester; ex-daughter-in-law, Sandy Ault, Akron; nephew Steve Ault, Akron; her brother, Jim and wife Susie Sayger, Bonita Springs, Fla.; and sister Dorothy Littleton, Chicago. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers William E. Sayger on Sept. 11, 1972, and David L. Sayger on Feb. 6, 2001; and nephew Alfenzo P. Divito on June 30. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Athens Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Monday, October 18, 2010 Viola B. Babcock Viola B. BABCOCK, 86, of Retired Tigers Apartments, Warsaw, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at her Retired Tigers residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Norene Mulvaney May 16, 1940-Oct. 16, 2010 Norene MULVANEY, 70, 1240 Park Place, Rochester, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born May 16, 1940, in Myrtle, Wis., the daughter of Jess and Nora (Meaders) Dempsey. On Feb. 20, 1965, in Evanston, Ill., she married William C. Mulvaney. He preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2004. Mrs. Mulvaney had worked in real estate. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Tri Kappa and the Young Women's Club. Survivors include her son, William Jess Mulvaney, Rochester; her daughter Mary K. and husband James V. Marks, Rockville Centre, N.Y., five grandchildren, Alexandria Ann Mulvaney, Philo, Ohio, Tyler Jess Mulvaney, Rochester, Anne Marie Marks, Rockville Centre, N.Y., Christina Norene Marks, Rockville Centre, N.Y., and

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Theresa Eileen Marks, Rockville Centre, N.Y.; stepgranddaughter, Morgan Woodruff, Metea; sister Parlee Booth, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and two sisters. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Robert M. Mow Robert M. MOW, 85, of Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Rochester, died July 26 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. Survivors include two sons, Wayne R. Mow, Angola, and Kirk A. Mow, Indianapolis. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richland Center Cemetery. The Good Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Viola B. Babcock Viola Berthene BABCOCK, 86, of Warsaw, died Saturday at Retired Tigers Apartments in Warsaw. Survivors include her children, Joseph F. McKeigue, Warsaw, Judy McKeigue, North Webster, and Jane Perry, Oro Valley, Ariz.; stepdaughter Joan Holbrook, Warsaw; and stepson Jim Babcock, Lancaster, Pa.

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No visitation is planned. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. King Memorial Home, Mentone, has been entrusted with arrangements. Richard B. Bauer Jr. Nov. 1, 1939-Oct. 18, 2010 Richard Rohm BAUER Jr., 70, Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Monday at his residence. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Richard R. Bauer Sr. and Mary (Pennypacker) Bauer. Mr. Bauer was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Metzger Bauer; one daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Doug Dunne; two grandchildren, Kylie Dunne and Trevor Dunne, both of Pennsylvania; and one sister and brother-in-law, Judie and Frank Armijo, Arizona. A private service will be held at a later date in Indiana. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to one of the following charities: the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601, or AMVETS National Service Foundation, 4647 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to 423-6107177. Arrangements for the Bauer family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Ruthie Jean Duffin Ruthie Jean DUFFIN, 73, 221 Pierce St., Plymouth, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 Ruthie Jean Duffin Ruthie Jean DUFFIN, 73, of 221 Pierce St., Plymouth, died Tuesday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Duffin Jr., Plymouth; one daughter, Maureen Latanya Duffin, Plymouth; four sons, Anthony W. Duffin, Plymouth, Jerome E. Duffin Sr., Chicago, Darryl Duffin, Plymouth, and Michael Duffin, Plymouth; and a brother, James Sims, Chicago. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the EarlGrossman Funeral Home, Argos. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Robert M. Mow April 14, 1925-July 26, 2010 Robert M. MOW, 85, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Rochester, passed away July 26 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers after battling cancer for several years. He was born in Marshall County on April 14, 1925, to Leo C. and Esther M. (Burkett) Mow. Robert grew up on the family farm in Richland Township along with brothers Ed and Bill and his sister Helen. After graduating from Richland Center School in 1943, he joined the U.S. Army. Robert served in Europe during World War II and was decorated with multiple Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. On March 22, 1952, Robert and the former Virginia A. Goss were married in Rochester. Their union produced three children. Robert worked at the Studebaker automotive plant in South Bend and was in building sales and construction for nearly 25 years before moving to Fort Myers. He is survived by two sons, Wayne R. Mow and wife Jeri, Angola, and Kirk A. Mow, Indianapolis; a grandson; two greatgrandsons; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis W. Mow in 1980; a sister, Helen McGriff; and two brothers, Edward and William Mow. Graveside services for Robert M. Mow will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richland Center Cemetery, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. The Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements. Friday, October 22, 2010 Joyce Ummel Joyce "Max" UMMEL, 70, Columbia City, died Oct. 15 at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. Surviving are his sisters, Carol Hines, Avilla, Joan Kirkham, Greencastle, Lois Knouff, Larwill, and Phyllis Swick, Columbia City; and two brothers, D. Eldon Ummel, Syracuse, and Herbert Ummel, Wakarusa. A service was held at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, on Wednesday. Saturday, October 23, 2010 Helen D. Spath Helen D. SPATH, 99, Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport, died at 9:56 p.m. Thursday at Woodbridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. James N. Trigg March 7, 1935-Oct. 19, 2010 James Ned TRIGG, 75, of Webster, Wis., husband, father, mentor, leader and hero, went to be with our Lord and Savior at his home on Tuesday after a long illness.

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Jim was born in rural Knox on March 7, 1935, the son of William S. and Anna Louise Borchardt-Trigg. He graduated from Knox High School and completed two years at Indiana University. He worked for Standard Oil Co., managed the Hedde Ready Mix Plant, and was a sales representative for Maibens Laundry and Refuse Co. Most recently, Jim operated the greenhouse at Timberland Gifts and Goods in Siren, Wis., and retired in 2001 from the Farmers Exchange Insurance Service. He enjoyed nature and was an avid bird watcher. Passionate about American history, he was writing a book about Miami Indians at the time of his death. He was trustee of Allen Township in Miami County for nine years, was a member of the Miami County 4-H Council for 10 years, was a Troop 1 scout master in Peru for three years, served on the Olive Branch Church of God board, and was on the North Miami School Board in Denver for several years. In his free time Jim loved to travel. In 1956, Jim married Joann Marlene Taylor, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Judith Radel-Trigg, Webster, Wis.; his children, Cindy (Tony) Bartlett, Churubusco, Susan Trigg, Macy, Jamie (Karen) Trigg, Deedsville, Jon (Melodie) Trigg, Macy, and Sandy (Marcus) Strawhorn, Indianapolis; his brother, Robert (Gerry) Trigg; sister Rosie (Wayne, deceased) Eichelberg, Knox; stepchildren Jeb (Dawn) Radel and Chad (Sue) Radel, Moose Lake, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Olive Branch Church of God in Roann. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association or a local children's charity. Local arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, Wis. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com. Fred G. Zolman March 5, 1947-Oct. 21, 2010

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Fred Gene ZOLMAN, of 3137 E. Wooster Road, Pierceton, passed away on Thursday at 2:58 p.m. in Cromwell at the age of 63. He was born March 5, 1947, in Warsaw to the late Devon Eugene Zolman and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" (Ivy) Zolman, who survives. On Dec. 8, 2006, he was married to Jane Cox, who survives. Fred was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where he graduated from Warsaw High School in 1965. In June 1966, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a helicopter technician in Vietnam until his honorable discharge in 1969. He served as the chairman of the board at Zolman Farms in Warsaw and was a grain buyer for Cromwell Grain in Cromwell. He farmed with his father and brother at Zolman Farms in Warsaw until his sudden passing. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jane Zolman, Pierceton; three sons, John Zolman, David Zolman and Daniel (wife Angela) Zolman, all of Warsaw; stepson the Rev. Bryan (wife Jaree) Kratzer, Bremen; and four grandchildren, Johnathon, Jacob, Mackinzie and Rebekah. Also surviving is his mother, Libby Zolman, Warsaw; one brother, Don (wife Darci) Zolman, Pierceton; and one sister, Elaine (husband Levon) Wood, Pierceton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Zolman, in 1997; his father, Eugene Zolman, in 2005; and his sister, Linda Kunce, in 2007. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at RedpathFruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Rock Church, Indiana 13 South, Pierceton, officiated by Pastor Charlie Trout. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home's website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com. Monday, October 25, 2010 Melissa Ann Kresch Sept. 25, 1968-Oct. 9, 2010

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Melissa Ann “Missy” KRESCH, 42, of Logansport, passed away at 11 p.m. Oct. 9 at her residence in Logansport. Missy was born Sept. 25, 1968, in Logansport to David Hauser and Sydney (Hansen) Hauser. Missy had been employed as a dispatcher for a trucking company. She enjoyed cooking, family get-togethers, watching movies and her support group friends. She especially enjoyed her children. Missy attended St. James Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sons, Travis Spagnola, Chicago, and Kyle Kresch, Park Forest, Ill.; a daughter, Sydney Ann Marie Kresch, Park Forest, Ill.; special friend and fiancé Nelson Nieto, Logansport; father David (wife Faye) Hauser, Lucerne; adoptive father Michael Waldron, Williamantic, Conn.; grandmothers Ann Rehm Hansen, Logansport, and Geraldine Hauser, Lucerne; great-grandmother Alice Rehm, Logansport; two brothers, Mark A. (wife Jennifer) Caple, Lucerne, and Travis B. Caple, Logansport; aunt Holly (husband Garth) Kline, Van Nuys, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sydney Caple. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church, Logansport, with Pastor K.C. Dehning officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 430 Ninth St., Logansport, IN 46947, or any favorite charity. Condolences and personal remembrances may be left online at kroegerfuneralhome.com. Leon Steward Wendall Leon STEWART, 85, of 2606 Wolfe Point Drive, Rochester, died Sunday at home. Survivors include his wife, Carol at home; a daughter, Bernita Conrad, Centerville; a son, Kevin N. Stewart, Warsaw; a sister, Gwendolyn Fullen, Indianapolis; and a brother, Richard W. Stewart, Kokomo.

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Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to his service. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Leon Stewart June 20, 1925-Oct. 24, 2010 Wendall Leon STEWART, 85, 2606 Wolf’s Point Drive, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 4:47 a.m. Sunday. He was born June 20, 1925, in Tipton County’s Prairie Township to Oscar H. and Opal D. (Stoops) Stewart. Sharing his childhood years on the family farm were his sister Gwendolyn and brother Richard. Following Leon’s graduation in 1943 from Tipton High School, he continued to assist his dad with the family farming operation. On Feb. 12, 1944, Leon was inducted into the United States Navy serving during World War II. He was qualified as a gunner’s mate and a ship fitter. During his term of service to our country he served primarily in the Philippines. Ship fitter 3rd Class Stewart was honorably discharged on the 20th of May 1946, earning the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the American Area Campaign Medal among his most treasured decorations. Leon and Carol M. Swinford were united in marriage Aug. 31, 1946, at her parents’ home, in Tipton County’s Madison Township. They married just prior to the tomato harvest and set up housekeeping with a kerosene cooktop stove and two cows that were a wedding gift from Carol’s parents. Their union spanned nearly 6 ½ decades and yielded two children, Bernita and Kevin. Later two grandchildren were added to the family tree. As a young man, Leon and “Dad” Stewart were in a construction partnership and built over 176 custom homes in central

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Indiana. He was a grain farmer and a professional sheep shearer winning top honors at the 1958 state fair. As a sales rep, he sold seed corn and Hy-Line chicks. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Leon was the chief training officer of the Tipton Volunteer Fire Department and was a charter member of the Madison Township Fire Department. With a joy for scouting and sharing his talents, a scoutmaster, Leon taught his troop the techniques of and strokes for swimming. Everyone was expected to successfully pass the test. As a scout his son Kevin earned the coveted Eagle Scout and God and Country awards and his nephew Mark Henderson also won the God and Country. Leon was very proud of their accomplishments. After a 22-year stint he retired from Chrysler. It was just another new beginning for Leon allowing him time for adventures, many only dream of, like becoming a licensed pilot or with buddy Harrison Crabill rebuilding an airplane, the vintage 1946 Champ. With a talented vision for aesthetics Leon’s artistry was poetry in motion. With the lapidary of jewelry using semiprecious stones he created custom jewelry for family and close friends. He was no stranger to woodworking, meticulously carving many unique pieces, his most prized, the eagle. As a young man he was a master of his craft with the welding torch. Following the loss of his sight, and with the help of Martha Wagoner, he learned the art of weaving with his loom. Leon created colorful rugs, placemats and pot holders. Leon was s dedicated member of the Grace United Methodist Church, and the Messenger/Lens-a-Hand Sunday School Class. He was a life member of the Fulton County Historical Society, spearheading many projects, a loyal member of the Kiwanis Club and a spirited honorary member of the Mentone Flying Club. Leon will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Carol, at home; a daughter, Bernita L. Conrad and husband Allen, Centerville; a son, Kevin N. Stewart and wife Elizabeth, Warsaw; his grandchildren, Christopher M. Conrad and Kiara N. Stewart; a sister, Gwendolyn Fullen and husband John, Indianapolis; and a brother, Richard W. Stewart and wife Darlene, Kokomo.

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He was preceded in death by his parents and by a son, Randall L. Stewart, in infancy. A celebration of the life of Mr. Wendall Leon Stewart will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and an hour prior to his service. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. A military honor service will be accorded by the American Legion and VFW Post. It was Leon’s wish that memorials be made in his name to Camp We Can or the Northern Indiana Community Foundation: Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Colt W. Simons Feb. 3, 1991-Oct. 23, 2010 Colt William SIMONS, 19, of Eaton, Ohio, passed away Saturday at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born Feb. 3, 1991, in Rochester. Colt had attended Preble Shawnee High School; he loved basketball, video games and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Ron and Dalene Simons; sisters Brittney, Haley, Kiley, Autumn and Ronni Simons; and several grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Donna Angel Simons. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, Ohio, with Pastor Fred Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton. Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colt Simons Memorial Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 1604 N. Barron St., Eaton OH 45320, or any Fifth Third Bank branch. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Helen D. Spath Nov. 2, 1910-Oct. 21, 2010 Helen D. SPATH (Krekemeyer), 99, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday at 9:45 p.m. at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. She was 12 days shy of her 100th birthday. Helen was born Nov. 2, 1910, to Bernard and Theresa Krekemeyer in St. Louis, Mo. She was the beloved wife of Leonard W. Spath Sr., whom she married Aug. 8, 1936. He preceded her in death April 28, 1975. Helen had three children, Leonard (LaDonna) Spath Jr.; Marcia Baker, Novato, Calif.; and Sandra (Robert) Campbell, Rochester. She is survived by her brother, Richard Krekemeyer, Joshua Tree, Calif.; her two daughters; six grandchildren, Michael (Mary) Spath, Donna (James) Leung, Dale (Beverly) Spath, LeAnn (Kenneth) Hick, Pamela Campbell, and Shawn (Alyssa) Campbell; and 16 greatgrandchildren, Lauren (Christopher) Luhring, Andrew (Johanna) Spath, Anne Spath, Brian (Kara) Spath, Danielle Spath, Shannon (Grahame) Lippert, Christopher, Jamie and Emily Spath, Dereck and Shayla Groehler, Kennedy and Calen Campbell, Mathew Leung, Joshua and Ashley Hick. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son and daughter-in-law; three sisters, Martha, Amelia and Antoinette; and three brothers, Joseph, Edward and Benjamin. Helen had an incredible life as she lived through both World Wars, the Great Depression and almost every major invention developed in the 20th century. She had an incredible memory and loved talking about the history of St. Louis. She quit school in eight grade to help support her family, and she spent 94 of her years in St. Louis, Mo., moving to Logansport in 2004 to be closer to family. At one time Helen worked for the construction crew responsible for raising the St. Louis Arch. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63123, with a public visitation from 9:30 am. to 10:30 a.m. A private graveside service will follow.

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In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send a live arrangement or make a donation in Helen’s name to your favorite charity. Mary Helen Wells Jan. 15, 1923-Oct. 25, 2010 Mary Helen Piper WELLS died peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning. Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Richmond, Mary Helen was the daughter of Frank Reeves and Berniece Burnett Piper. Mary Helen and Eugene Harmon Wells (Gene) were married March 9, 1947, in Peru at the Methodist Church (now Main Street United Methodist Church) where Mary Helen was baptized as an infant and was a lifelong member. Mary Helen is survived by her daughters, Sandra Wells Koerner and husband W. Patrick Koerner, Jeffersonville, and Christine Wells, Rochester; her grandchildren, Cali Koerner Morrison and husband Bryan and Christopher Patrick Harmon Koerner, all of Bozeman, Mont., and Elizabeth L. Wells Honeycutt, Rochester; a brother-in-law, James O. Wells Jr. and wife Chris, Rochester; sisterin-law Ruth Piper, Scotia, N.Y.; and nieces Mary Melinda Piper Perry and Lisa Piper and nephews David Reeves Piper and James Oscar Wells III. Grandnieces and –nephews include Oliver Wells, Emily Wells and Mindi Michelle Perry and grandnephew infant, James Oscar Wells IV. This would not be complete without the addition of the dear family friends and neighbors the SerVass family, William and Jeanne, Michael and Linda and girls, and Andy and Lara and boys, all of Indianapolis and Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene; and a brother, Arthur “Bud” Piper. A graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Mary Helen will be remembered most as a nurse in the office of Dr. Sam and Dr. Don Ferrara. May Helen worked at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester for eight years before retiring. May Helen attended maternity graduate studies at Chicago Lying-In Hospital and attended and assisted in births of many friends and family members. Mary

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Helen possessed a keen sense of humor and enjoyed a good practical joke. As a child, brother Bud saddled her with the nickname “Butch” and it followed her through life – she answered to Butch as quickly as Mary Helen. She was looking forward to granddaughter Cali making her a great-grandmother in April 2011. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Peru Elkettes, the Phi Delt Club and a life member of Dukes Auxiliary. A service celebrating the life of Mary Helen Wells will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Jim MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the Circus City Festival Inc. or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Horace L. Barnes Horace L. BARNES, 70, passed away at his residence Monday. Mr. Barnes was born in Akron and had resided in Monroe Falls, Ohio the past 40 years, moving there from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He retired from SONOCO Paper Products in 1997 as shipping supervisor with 35 years service and had served with the U.S. Air Force. In beloved, faithful memory of a husband, father, grandfather, Horace has left our home to be in the home of the Lord. Remembering his beloved wife, Doris Barnes; sister Francis Piper; daughter Shelley Barnes Kelly; son and daughter-in-law Greg and Heather Barnes; son and daughter-in-law David and Karen Barnes; grandchildren Miki and David Berry, Caitlyn Kelly Speelman and Brandon Speelman, Greg Barnes Jr., and Max and Mary Barnes; great-granddaughter Isabella Speelman. Your legacy will live through our love, hearts, souls and faith. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the family residence from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. For further information

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contact 330-472-6409. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to Beatrice McDowell Cancer Center, 444 Wabash Ave., Akron, OH 44307. Thursday, October 28, 2010 Amber A. Black Amber A. BLACK, 54, of 11587 W. 950 South, Akron, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include his parents, Gene and Margaret “Maggie” Black, Akron; two daughters, Laurie Grube, Akron, and Lynn Black, Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Amy Black, Des Moines, Iowa, and Arissa Grossman, Akron; and two brothers, Allen Black, Akron, and Henry “Hank” Black, Warsaw. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Lowell D. Thousand Nov. 7, 1923-Oct. 26, 2010 Lowell Duaine THOUSAND, 86, 3856 S. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Iowa County, Wis., on Nov. 7, 1923; he was the second of four sons of Harvey Henry William and Lila Emeline (Arneson) Thousand. He grew up on a dairy farm in southern Wisconsin. He went to nearby Jones Valley one room school for his elementary education and graduated from Barneveld High School in 1941. Later he had a short course in civil engineering at Purdue University. A veteran of World War II, he served in 3rd Army armored division ETO. On June 16, 1946, in Rochester, he married Betty E. Sherrard and helped build their house just south of her parents’. He went into drainage construction business that his father-in-law had established in the 1920s and was in that line of work for 51 years. L.D. was a charter member of the Indiana Drainage Contractors Association which later became Indiana Land Improvement

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Contractors Association, or INLICA, and was president of the association in 1964 and 1965. He was president of the National Land Improvement Contractors of America in 1970-71. In the 1960s when LICA established contractor of the year recognition he had the honor of being the first one to receive the award. He served on the various National LICA convention committees for many years after being president and traveled in 23 countries in exchanging conservation practices. L.D. enjoyed making practical items and for their backyard area he designed and installed a merry-go-round for toddlers, an oversize swing set complete with glide-ride, teeter-totter and slide, a swimming pool and a tree house. With adjoining acreage, he and his brother-inlaw installed a go-cart track that was used by family, friends and as a practice track by race drivers. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 36, Grace United Methodist Church, South Bend Scottish Rite, past master of the Macy Lincoln Lodge No. 523, Rochester OES No. 70, charter member of INLICA and past president, LICA president 1970-71, made honorary member in 2002 of INLICA, Rochester Kiwanis, and life member of the Fulton County Historical Society. Survivors include his wife, Betty Thousand, Rochester; his children, Janice E. and husband Dale Pugh, Rochester, Lowell D. and wife Lynda Thousand Jr., Rochester, Maryanna E. Thousand, Rochester, and Nancy E. and husband John Pratt, Rochester; his grandchildren, Drew, Derrick, Arthur, Andrew, Carrie, Eric, Christina and Pamela; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph William and wife Marcene Thousand, Madison, Wis.; sister-in-law Garnetta Thousand, Verona, Wis.; brother-in-law H. Weldon Sherrard Jr., Rochester; and cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert Pratt; his brothers, Harold Vernon Thousand and Wayne Albert Thousand and his wife, Kathryn; sister-in-law Mary Jeanne Sherrard; nephew Ronald Vernon Thousand; and his parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating.

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Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorial contributions may be made to the Macy Masonic Lodge, Hope Hospice of Fulton County, Grace United Methodist Church or the Fulton County Historical Society. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Friday, October 29, 2010 Amber A. Black March 13, 1956-Oct. 26, 2010 Amber A. BLACK, 54, of 11587 W. 950 South, Akron, died at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, after a battle with cancer. Amber was born March 13, 1956, in Rochester to Gene A. and Margaret V. (Hodges) Black. He was an independent over the road truck driver for many years and most recently for Perkins Trucking Inc., Noblesville. Prior to that he had worked for Akron Concrete Products in Akron. He also lived for a few years in Texas as well as California. Amber was a graduate of Akron High School in 1974. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the Marines where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. He liked to spend time on his tractor mowing. He enjoyed playing Shanghai, Oh Heck, and Uno card games. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Rochester, as well as the NRA. Survivors include his parents, Gene and Margaret “Maggie” Black, Akron; two daughters, Laurie and husband Shannon Grube, Akron, and Lynn Black, Fresno, Calif.; three grandchildren, Ashlyn, Taylor and Tyler; two sisters, Amy Black, Des Moines, Iowa, and

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Arissa and husband Dan “Jake” Grossman, Akron; and two brothers, Allen and wife Janet Black, Akron, and Henry “Hank” and wife Susan Black, Warsaw. He was preceded in death by sister Althea Black. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, where military rites will be performed by American Legion Post No. 36 and VFW Post No. 1343, both of Rochester. Pastor Terry Canfield will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery, Akron. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Eleanor M. Wagner Eleanor M. WAGNER, 90, of 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, died June 21 at Grace Village Retirement Community. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Frisinger, Warsaw, Nancy Jackson, Warsaw, and Mary Craft, South Whitley; one son, John Wagner, Louisville, Ky.; and one sister, Ann McGowen, Ellsworth, Maine. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mentone Cemetery. King Memorial Home, Mentone, has been entrusted with arrangements. Saturday, October 30, 2010 No Obituaries Monday, November 1, 2010 Judith Ann Hutchison April 9, 1939-Oct. 30, 2010 Judith Ann HUTCHISON, 71, 1230 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, and longtime Fulton Resident, passed away at 7:33 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

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She was born April 9, 1939, in Nappanee, the daughter of William and Phyllis (Davis) Middaugh. On Aug. 3, 1958, in Bremen, she married Cotus LeRoy Hutchison and he survives. Mrs. Hutchison had worked at Redman’s in Peru and Hart Schaffner & Marx in Rochester. She was a member of the Eastern Star, where she had been past worthy matron. She will be remembered for her laugh, playing cards with the kids, watching soaps and bowling. Survivors include her husband, Cotus LeRoy Hutchison, Rochester; children, Cotus Eugene Hutchison, Clinton, Ill., David Hutchison, Rochester, Pam Clay, Rochester, Tim Hutchison, Fulton, Chuck Hutchison, Eugene, Ore., Steven Hutchison, Dandridge, Tenn., Shaun Hutchison, Dandridge, Tenn.; eleven grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and brother Bill Middaugh, Henderson, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring VoicesScleroderma Fund. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Tuesday, November 2, 2010 No Obituaries Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Elsie E. Buttermore Feb. 3, 1920-Oct. 31, 2010 Elsie E. BUTTERMORE, 90, of Rochester, died Sunday.

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Survivors include her husband, John Buttermore, and children Gwendoline Lenz, John Buttermore, Jr., Ronald Buttermore, Valerie Eads and Sandra Hozey Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Larry L. Good Larry Lee GOOD, 70, of 1057 S. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Larry is survived by his wife, Pat, at home; a daughter, Angelina Anderson, Rochester; a son, Mike Good, Plymouth; four sisters, Pauline Stevenson, Monticello, Marlene Kelly, Naples, Fla., Joyce Black, Logansport, and Janet Shambarger, Fulton; and a brother, Loyal “Junior” Good, West Lafayette. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. James M. Schaaf James M. SCHAAF, 46, of 1885 S. 1275 East, Akron, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Pam Schaaf, Akron; one daughter, Tootsie Black, Dayton, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Chrissy Cormany, Huntington; one stepson, Tony Ramirez, Akron; his mother, Irene Schaaf, Wabash; four brothers, Dennis Schaaf, Warsaw, Gary Schaaf, Coldwater, Mich., Ken Schaaf, Warsaw, and Ron Schaaf, Laketon; and one half brother, Lewis Schaaf Jr., Melbourne, Fla. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 Larry L. Good Oct. 14, 1940-Nov. 2, 2010 Larry Lee GOOD, 70, of 1057 S. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. He was born in Kewanna on Oct. 14, 1940, to Loyal and Berna (Fitz) Good. Larry was one of 10 children growing up on the family farm. In 1958 he graduated from Star City High School. Answering the call of patriotism, Larry served with the U.S. Air Force as a radar operator from 1958 to 1961. On April 21, 1961, Larry wed his best friend and love of his life, Patricia Teresa Walsh, in Las Vegas, Nev. They enjoyed 49 ½ years of marriage, a union that produced two children, Angelina and Mike. Later three grandchildren were added to the family tree. Larry worked at Safeway Steel of Rochester prior to becoming a transportation professional. He hauled milk for Dean Foods Co., usually day runs to Indianapolis. Later he drove for S&K Trucking and General Transfer. Most recently he assisted Country Folk Wurks as a master crafter and sales rep accompanying Pat all over the U.S. while introducing Angie’s custom works of country art. Larry looked forward to the craft shows and the opportunity to meet people and make new friends. At home Larry loved being Pat’s helper, manicuring the yard and in the spring planting a variety of flowers that later in the summer exploded with beautiful colors, enhancing the landscape of their home. Larry was intrigued with the freedom of flight, garnering his amateur pilot’s license. He was thrilled with flying powered parachutes and parasailing. Larry dearly enjoyed the simplicity of life and spending quiet moments with Pat. He treasured the times spent with neighbors, Ed and Lottie, making homemade vanilla or strawberry ice cream or s’mores by the campfire pit. As the patriarch of his family, Larry cherished the family celebrations and holidays when he, Pat, Angie

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and Doug traveled to Plymouth to visit with Mike, Julie and the grandchildren. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Pat, at home; a daughter, Angelina Anderson and husband Doug, Rochester; a son, Mike Good and wife Julie, Plymouth; four sisters, Pauline Stevenson, Monticello, Marlene Kelly and husband Ed, Naples, Fla., Joyce Black and husband Bill, Logansport, and Janet Shambarger, Fulton; a brother, Loyal “Junior” Good and wife Maryanne, West Lafayette; three grandchildren, Megan, West Lafayette, and Mitchell and Madison Good, Plymouth; and best friends and next door neighbors, Ed and Lottie Smoker. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jean Crist; and three brothers, Norman, Don and Robert Good. A celebration of the life of Mr. Larry Lee Good will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Dave Terhune officiating. Friends may visit with his family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rochester. He will be laid to rest at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Relay for Life. Electronic expressions of sympathy to his family may be sent through [email protected] James M. Schaaf June 9, 1964-Nov. 2, 2010 James M. SCHAAF, 46, of 1885 S. 1275 East, Akron, died at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital Emergency Room, Rochester. James was born June 9, 1964, in Wabash, to Lewis and Irene (Lake) Schaaf. He was married Dec. 25, 2007, to Pam Jackson; she survives. He was a powder coat sprayer at Wabash Valley Manufacturing in Silver Lake, where he had worked for 12 years.

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He enjoyed traveling to see lighthouses; he also liked to collect different types of clocks. James also enjoyed watching football on TV with the Colts being his favorite team. He was a graduate of Northfield High School where he received trophies in both weightlifting and wrestling. Survivors include his wife, Pam Schaaf, Akron; one daughter, Tootsie Black, Dayton, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Chrissy and husband Larry Cormany, Huntington; one stepson, Tony Ramirez and Amanda Woods, Akron; mother Irene Schaaf, Wabash; mother-in-law Zefie Jackson, Akron; two grandchildren, Angelina and Alaya; two stepgrandchildren, Shawn and Shania; four brothers, Dennis Schaaf, Warsaw, Gary Schaaf, Coldwater, Mich., Ken Schaaf, Warsaw, and Ron Schaaf, Laketon; and one half brother, Lewis Schaaf Jr., Melbourne, Fla. He was preceded in death by one half sister, Betty Greathouse, and one half brother, Robert Schaaf. Services will be at 10:30 am. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Charlie Easterday officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gaerte Cemetery, Macy. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Friday, November 5, 2010 William R. Krieghbaum William Ross KRIEGHBAUM, 84, of Colleyville, Texas, and formerly of Rochester, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday at Autumn Leaf Nursing Home, Grapevine, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Charles E. Troutman March 26, 1981-Nov. 3, 2010 Charles E. TROUTMAN, 92, of Rochester, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. He was born March 26, 1918, in Star City, the youngest son of the late Hal P. and Elizabeth (Barnett) Troutman. Charlie was raised on the family farm southwest of Kewanna and graduated from Kewanna High School in 1937. He served in the infantry of the U.S. Army during World War II. His unit crossed the English Cannel, coming ashore in France a few days after D-Day, and fought their way across Europe until the war ended. After the war, he attended Ball State (like many GIs) graduating in 1951 with the degree Bachelor of Science in education and in 1952 with the degree Master of Arts in education. He and a friend went to California and soon found a job teaching with the Los Angeles City School District. After 24 years of teaching math in a junior high school, he retired in 1978. Days of bachelorhood ended in 1973 when he and Betty Dangelo were married. In 1978, they moved to a country home in south Idaho, starting a long retirement filled with days of “tinkering” in his shop, creating all the inventive projects that came to mind. Many miles were put on their RVs as they traveled every year from Idaho to Indiana, visiting friends and sightseeing in every state in the union. In 2004 he decided to move back home to Indiana where he enjoyed many days with his family. Charlie had a keen sense of humor and was a true loyal friend. He was a life member of the VFW. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Betty Troutman, Rochester; his nephews, Terry Troutman (Dar), Lake Bruce, and Tim Troutman, Leiters Ford; his nieces, Trudy Haney, Akron, Nancy Werner, Bloomington, Barbara Pell (Merle), Noblesville, and Marigene Stone (Steve), Monroe, Mich.; 13 great-nieces and –nephews; 19 greatgreat-nieces and –nephews; and two great-great-great-nephews. He is also survived by stepsons Jack Dangelo (Debby), Corona Del Mar,

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Calif., and Jim Dangelo (Selmira), Torrance, Calif., and two grandsons. He was also preceded in death by brothers Dennis, Omar and twin brother Joe Troutman and sister Mary Troutman. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at HarrisonMetzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. with Steve Stone officiating and burial with military rites will follow at Barnett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Troutman family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Willis Whisler Willis “Bill” WHISLER, 86, formerly of Fulton, passed away Oct. 6 in Bradenton, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Mary Bradenton, Fla., and children Steve, Oregon, Sherry, Texas, and Sonja, Florida. A memorial service was held Oct. 12, in Palmetto, Fla. Saturday, November 6, 2010 Willen L. Funk July 23, 1933-Nov. 4, 2010 Willen “Timer” L. FUNK, 77, of Winamac and formerly of Royal Center, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. Born July 23, 1933, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Willen R. and Beulah (Brown) Funk. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winamac and he enjoyed riding tractors, mowing and especially working at Peak Community Services. He also participated in Special Olympics. Survivors include sister-in-law Sandra Funk, Logansport; his nieces and nephews, Margaret Roberts and husband Lucas, Arizona, Mary Campbell and husband Herb, Star City, Marcia Funk, Logansport, Marvin Funk and wife Patty, Rochester, Conrad Funk and

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wife Elaine, Royal Center, Robert Funk and wife Debbie, Royal Center, Garry Funk, Jasper, Deena Hubler and husband Robert, Jasper, and Michele Funk-Corey and husband David, Fishers. He is also survived by several great-nieces and –nephews. He was also preceded in death by brothers Clive “Tate” Funk, Merlin Funk and Elvin “Busse” Funk. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel, with Pastor Mark Pilger officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Sunday. Burial will be at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Peak Community Services and/or the American Heart Association. Online condolences and tributes may be made to the Funk family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Laura J. Gerald Laura J. GERALD, 90, of 1204 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died Friday at her residence. Survivors include one son, Larry E. Gerald, Rochester. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. William R. Krieghbaum Nov. 13, 1925-Nov. 4, 2010 William Ross KRIEGHBAUM, 84, Colleyville, Texas, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Thursday at Autumn Leaf Nursing Home, Grapevine, Texas. He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Rochester, the son of H. Lisle and Ruth (Ewert) Krieghbaum. He married Sheila Ann Toohey on Nov. 28, 1953, in Seattle, Wash., and she preceded him in death in 2003.

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Mr. Krieghbaum was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a Purdue University graduate and an FBI agent for over thirty years. Survivors include his sons, Kurt John and wife Jacque Krieghbaum, Libertyville, Ill., David Gerard and wife Tracey Krieghbaum, Colleyville, Texas, and Kelly William Krieghbaum, Brazil; daughter-in-law Kathy Krieghbaum, Toms River, N.J.; eleven grandchildren; sister Patricia Madawick, Indianapolis; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Friends may call from 9 am. To 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros, Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Monday, November 8, 2010 Laura J. Gerald June 22, 1920-Nov. 5, 2010 Laura J. GERALD, 90, 1204 Wabash Ave., Rochester, passed away at 12:38 p.m. Friday at her residence. She was born June 22, 1920, in Martinsville to Orville and Mae (Dillon) O’Donnell. She had lived most of her life in the Fulton County community. Laura became the bride of Walter Curtis “Red” Gerald on Aug. 4, 1941, in Troy, Kan. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1992. She retired after 33 years of service at Torx of Rochester. Laura is survived by one son, Larry E. Gerald, Rochester; three grandchildren, Cheri LaPlace and husband Galen, Corey Wayne Gerald and wife Laura, and Brian H. Gerald; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and her red mini-dachshund, Little Red Dog.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Richard Gerald. A celebration of the life of Laura Gerald will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow the service at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Helen G. Hess Helen Grace HESS, 92, 5801 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at West Minister Village Nursing Home, Muncie. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Eula R. Smith Feb. 10, 1931-Nov. 5, 2010 Eula R. SMITH, 79, 211 E. High St., Mentone, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday at Goshen General Hospital after a three week serious illness. Eula had resided in this area for almost 60 years, coming from Owen County. Eula was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Vilas, Owen County, to Samuel and Opal (Harrah) Smith. She was married Sept. 2, 1955, in Tippecanoe to Chester C. Smith, who passed away Jan. 19, 1999. Eula was a teacher for many years, teaching at Tippecanoe High School and Talma High School and substitute teaching in the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. She also worked in the adult basic education program as well as being a homemaker. Eula graduated from Freedom High School in Freedom in 1947. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in home economics in 1941. Then she attained her master’s in 1955 from Indiana University. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ for over 50 years where she taught Sunday school. More recently she had been involved in making hats and caps for cancer

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patients. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Mentone American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed genealogy, crocheting, foods and cooking. Survivors include two daughters, Melva and Charles Stamberger, Rochester, and Betty and husband Jeff Roberts Needville, Texas; a son, James A. and Jeannie Smith, Rochester; six grandchildren, Jeremy and Jason Smith, Melinda, Michael and Timothy Stamberger, and Keira Roberts; and a sister, Orma Hanson, Spencer. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Chester Smith and brother Ward Smith. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Billy Steele, Jim Dillinger and T.R. Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bell Memorial Library. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com Robert M. Surface Sept. 7, 1966-Nov. 6 2010 Robert M. “Bobby” SURFACE, 44, of 517 N. Morgan St., Mentone, died at 2:35 p.m. Saturday in rural Kosciusko County. Robert was born on Sept. 7, 1966, in Warsaw to Phillip and Beverly (Smith) Surface. He was married May 14, 1988, in Silver Lake to Jody Shepherd; she survives. He was currently working in maintenance at Crystal Lake Egg in Mentone. He was a 1985 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed to practice for and compete in competition archery contests, in which he received several awards. Also during high school he was involved in swimming. He enjoyed working on vehicles and fourwheelers for people to help them out. Survivors include his wife, Jody Surface, Mentone; daughter Karissa Surface, Mentone; son Kenneth Surface, Mentone; parents

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Phillip and Beverly Surface, Mentone; three sisters, Sharon and husband Chris Kindig, Warsaw, Laurie and husband Harold Carlin, Mentone, and Teresa and husband Peter Jones, Clinton, N.Y.; and grandmother Isa Smith, Warsaw. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his two great-nieces. Services will beat 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with minister Billy Steele officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Memorial contributions may be made to the College Education fund for his children through Lake City Bank, Mentone branch. Online condolences may be sent through www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Mary G. Wildes Mary G. WILDES, 87, of Culver, died Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Richard R. Bauer Jr. A gathering to honor the life of Richard R. BAUER Jr., will be held Saturday at the Streamliner Restaurant. Richard was a 1957 graduate of Rochester High School, a U.S. Navy veteran and was married to Karen Metzger, of Rochester, for 47 years. Friends are invited to join the family at the restaurant between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Richard E. Darland Jr. Richard Eugene “Rick” DARLAND Jr., 58, of Senoia, Ga., and formerly of Peru, died Nov. 2 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Okla.

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Survivors include his wife, Amy; three children, Danielle Winters, Senoia, Ga., Richard Darland III, and Heath Williamson; two brothers, Mike Darland and Vince Darland; and one sister, Vickie Wilde. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Skinner Worship Chapel near Twelve Mile. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Helen G. Hess Helen Grace (Behmer) HESS, 92, 5801 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, and formerly of Argos, died Tuesday at Westminster Village Nursing Home, Muncie. Survivors include her husband, Gerald M. Hess, Muncie; son Thomas Gerald Hess, Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Nancy Sue Bruce, Albany; three sisters, Lenore Schaefer, Grand Rapids, Mich., Betty Gene Wagoner, Albuquerque, N.M., and Julia Ruth Ward, Sacramento, Calif. Visitation will be from 11 am. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Argos United Methodist Church, Argos. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Lowell L. Hoehne Aug. 7, 1923-Nov. 6, 2010 Lowell L. HOEHNE, 87, of Lafayette, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday at Indiana Veterans Home, Lafayette. Lowell was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Twelve Mile, to Paul and Nellie (Skinner) Hoehne. He was married Jan. 4, 1948, in Twelve Mile, to Anita J. Easter. He was a farmer and school bus driver. He was a 1942 graduate of Fulton High School and a World War II Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church for 55 years and had currently been a member of Faith Baptist Church of Lafayette. Lowell was an avid gun collector and enjoyed

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target shooting. He also taught his grandchildren his hobby and they became very interested in it as well. Survivors include his wife, Anita Hoehne, Lafayette; daughter Ruth Ann Rudicel and husband Bob, Lafayette; daughter Beth Fretz and husband Pastor Jay Waynesboro, Pa.; son John Hoehne and wife Cathy, Columbus; grandson Mike Rudicel and wife Sheri, Peru; granddaughter Joy Spitznogle and husband Brian, Lafayette; granddaughter Jill Taylor and husband Jason, Denver, Colo.; grandson Mark Rudicel and wife Jamie, Lafayette; granddaughter Rachel Gannon and husband Andrew, Brookville, Ohio; grandson Joshua Fretz and wife Alexis, Greenville, Pa.; grandson Matthew Hoehne and wife Katie, Little Rock, Ark.; granddaughter Amber Silberman and husband Brain, Lexington, Ky.; great-grandchildren Austin and Kayla Rudicel, Alexis, Cole and Abigail Spitznogle, Jackson and Jordyn Taylor, and Michayla and Emma Fretz; his brother, Owen Hoehne and wife Marilou, Sun City, Ariz.; and his sister, Harriet Zartman, Macy. One brother, Lee Roy Hoehne, and one brother-in-law, Bud Zartman, preceded in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Bruce Russell officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, with full military graveside rites. Memorial may be made to the Fulton Baptist Temple, Fulton, or to Faith Baptist Church, Lafayette. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. David E. Marlatt David E. MARLATT, 57, of Winamac, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek, Winamac. Survivors include his father, Jerry Marlatt, of Indiana; a daughter, Rebekka Trepanier, Lewiston, Maine; a brother, Matt Kovacs, North Judson; and a sister, Beverly Michaud, Lewiston, Maine. Services will be at 2 p.m. Central time Wednesday at Heritage Baptist Church, Know, with visitation an hour prior to the service.

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The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. C. Jane Taflinger May 31, 1932-Nov. 7, 2010 C. Jane TAFLINGER, 78, of Rochester, passed away Sunday of natural causes after a long-term illness of Alzeheimer’s disease. Jane was the daughter of Goldie May and Jesse Reed, born in Muncie on May 31, 1932. Jane married Bill (William) Taflinger on May 31, 1952, who survives. Jane was a graduate of Muncie Central High in 1950. Jane moved with her husband, Bill, to Kokomo in 1957 and loved to be with her three children, Daniel Ray, Lynn Marie and Dana Elaine Taflinger. She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church and served many member classes. Jane’s favorite class was a singles class. Jane and Bill took the singles class ranging in age from 40 to 80 years to see the Rev. Bill Graham. Jane was an avid fisherwoman and loved to be on a lake boating and fishing. After retiring from First National Bank in 1987, she and her husband spent 16 winters in Florida doing what she loved best, fishing and visiting other snowbirds from the North. In the summers, Jane’s biggest joy in life was her grandchildren and having them in her backyard swimming pool. She could play with them all day. Jane is survived by her husband and three children, Dan Taflinger (wife Debbie Taflinger), Kokomo, Lynn McClung (husband Tom McClung), Nappanee, and Dana Alsop (husband Mike Alsop), Lafayette. Jane also has nine grandchildren, Hiedy Taflinger Bangert (husband Jay Bangert), Dustin Taflinger, Anthony McClung, Christopher McClung, Melissa McClung, Grant McClung, Morgan Alsop, Lindsay Alsop and Cassandra Alsop; and one great-grandchild, Basey Nicole Bangert. Jane is also survived by one brother, Ralph Reed, Muncie. Jane’s mother, father, four sisters and a brother have preceded her in death.

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Friends may call at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home in Kokomo on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A service celebrating Jane’s life will be led by the Rev. Maurice Grindle, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Grace United Methodist Church in Rochester or Faith United Methodist Church in Kokomo. Condolences to the family may be made at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 L. Bruce Carvey L. Bruce CARVEY, 58, Rochester, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Richard L. Kehoe Jr. Richard Lawrence KEHOE Jr., 65, Warsaw and formerly of Rochester, died Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Kerry; mother Jean Kehoe, Warsaw; two children, Heather Fiandt, Warsaw, and Kacy Hopper, Logansport; sister Sheila Ellis, Leesburg; and brother Kerry K. Kehoe, Warsaw. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Mildred Jones Elliott Mildred Jones ELLIOTT, 91, formerly of 1420 Jefferson St., Rochester, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 No Paper – Holiday Friday, November 12, 2010 Lester B. Carvey March 13, 1952-Nov. 9, 2010 Lester Bruce CARVEY, 58, 3212 Country Club Drive E., Rochester, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Born March 13, 1952, in Rochester, he was the son of Lester Dee and Donna (Richter) Carvey. On June 8, 1974, at St. Thomas Aquinas in West Lafayette, he was married to Gloria M. Bartleman, and she survives. Bruce was a life member of the Macy Christian Church, and was also a member of the Moose and Elks clubs of Rochester. Bruce was an owner/operator and enjoyed farming for many years. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his parents, of Macy; two daughters, Lisa A. Reffett and husband Shane and their son, Jack Carvey Reffett, all of Rochester, and Stacey A. Carvey-Schoenhals and husband Lukas, Rochester; one sister, Kaye Hermann and husband Brad, Macy; sister-in-law Carol “Cookie” Dimond and husband Robert, Rochester; and one niece, Tanya McKee and husband Sean, Rochester, and their children, Kelsey, Kensey and Karsyn. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Macy Christian Church with Pastor Dave Welsh officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Macy Christian Church or Hope Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.mcclainfh.com.

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Mildred Jones Elliott July 26, 1919-Nov. 9, 2010 Mildred F. Jones ELLIOTT, 91, formerly of 1420 Jefferson St., was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born July 26, 1919, in Lucerne to Fredrick S. and Velma (Gilley) Wilson. Mildred and Ralph “Dick” Jones solemnized their wedding vows on Dec. 25, 1936, in Lucerne. Their union spanned 44 years and produced six children, Kay, Carol, Janelle, Fred, David Lee and Ralph. Many Fulton County families enjoyed the culinary skills of Ralph and Mildred by dining with their family at the Country Kitchen on Indiana 25 North for nearly a decade during the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Mildred appreciated the beauty of flowers and meeting people. This led to her stint helping out at Conde’s Farm Market. She enjoyed cooking for the guests of the Geneva Conference Center. An avid card player, Mildred enjoyed spirited games of euchre at the Knights of Columbus. Family trips to King Gyros for a slab of ribs was an event she always looked forward to with great enthusiasm. To relax she enjoyed listening to music from the “Big Band Era” and Christian gospel. Mildred’s passions were cooking, baking and her family. Among her most cherished memories were the many special feasts she prepared on Sundays, holidays and family celebrations. Mildred will be lovingly remembered by a daughter, Janelle Smith and her husband Richard “Dick,” Rochester; two sons, Fred A. Jones and wife Joyce, Rochester, and David Lee Jones and wife Becky, Florida; stepson Bob Elliott, White Pigeon, Mich.; stepdaughter Becky Bingaman, Three Rivers, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph “Dick” Jones, on Jan. 24, 1979; later by husbands Arden Bay and Fred Elliott; two daughters, Norma “Kay” Henderson in 2002 and Carol Baillieul in 1991; and son Ralph R. Jones in 1973.

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A celebration of the life of Mildred Elliott will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Charlie Azbell officiating. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek at Rochester or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Francis Hudkins Francis HUDKINS, 92, 9268 W. 100 North, Kewanna, died Wednesday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Mary Hudkins, Kewanna. There will be no services. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Helen Strebe Shriver April 6, 1919-Oct. 14, 21010 Helen Strebe SHRIVER, 91, formerly of Fulton and Rochester, died at Signature Healthcare in West Palm Beach, Fla., under the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County. Born in Macy to Edward and Ida Mae (Davis) Strebe, Helen was a hairdresser in Rochester and in West Palm Beach form may years and was a member of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her two daughters, June Van Dusen Smith, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lynn Van Dusen Jordan, Murrayville, Ga.; her son, the Rev. David Shriver, Hubbard, Ohio; three grandsons; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. Her nieces, Bonnie Mathias Montgomery and Sue Mathias Mitchell, of Rochester, are planning the 14th Strebe/Davis family reunion in Rochester in 2011. Many of her nieces and nephews reside in the surrounding area. Helen was predeceased by her parents; eight siblings, Harvey, who was her twin that died at birth, Cletus, who died at 13 years of age, Gladys Clemons and Ruth Mathias (twins), Louise Rhodes, Luella Gray, Clifford Strebe, and Hester Zimmerman; her husband of

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42 years, C. Lloyd Shriver in 1991; and grandson Matthew Jordan, who died in 1987. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Bruce K. Tillman April 15, 1961-Nov. 7, 2010 Bruce K. TILLMAN, 49, Warsaw, died Sunday at 9:16 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born April 15, 1961, in Jacksonville, N.C., at Camp Lejeune to Robert and Sue (Halterman) Tillman. Bruce was a resident of Yellow Creek and Warsaw. On July 26, 1985 he married Charlene Sexton in Warsaw. He was previously employed for Warsaw Black Oxide, Inc., Burket, as a machine operator. He was a member of the River Church, Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sue Tillman, Feb. 22, 2009; two nephews, Bobby Tillman and Jamey Tillman; and niece Lisa Tillman. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Tillman, Warsaw; three children, Stephanie and husband Glenn Dutton, Warsaw, Bruce Tillman Jr., Warsaw, and Leslie McDougall, Ft. Wayne; two grandsons, Kitson and David; his father, Robert Tillman, Claypool; two sisters, Janet Wright, Claypool, and Cheryl and husband Roger James, Claypool; three brothers, Larry Tillman, Fort Wayne, Lanny Tillman, Rochester, and Ira Craig Tillman, Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor J.C. Sparks officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Saturday November 13, 2010 Florence M. Clavers Florence M. CLAVERS, 84, 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 6:34 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Mildred Jones Elliott July 26, 1919-Nov. 9, 2010 Mildred F. Jones ELLIOTT, 91, formerly of 1420 Jefferson St., was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born July 26, 1919, in Lucerne to Fredrick S. and Velma (Gilley) Wilson. Mildred and Ralph “Dick” Jones solemnized their wedding vows on Dec. 25, 1936, in Lucerne. Their union spanned 44 years and produced six children, Kay, Carol, Janelle, Fred, David Lee and Ralph. Many Fulton County families enjoyed the culinary skills of Ralph and Mildred by dining with their family at the Country Kitchen on Indiana 25 North for nearly a decade during the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Mildred appreciated the beauty of flowers and meeting people. This led to her stint helping out at Conde’s Farm Market. She enjoyed cooking for the guests of the Geneva Conference Center. An avid card player, Mildred enjoyed spirited games of euchre at the Knights of Columbus. Family trips to King Gyros for a slab of ribs was an event she always looked forward to with great enthusiasm. To relax she enjoyed listening to music from the “Big Band Era” and Christian gospel. Mildred’s passions were cooking, baking and her family. Among her most cherished memories were the many special feasts she prepared on Sundays, holidays and family celebrations. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph “Dick” Jones, on Jan. 24, 1979; later by husbands Arden Bay and Fred Elliott; two daughters, Norma “Kay” Henderson in 2002 and Carol Baillieul in 1991; and son Ralph R. Jones in 1973.

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Mildred will be lovingly remembered by a daughter, Janelle Smith and her husband Richard “Dick,” Rochester; two sons, Fred A. Jones and wife Joyce, Rochester, and David Lee Jones and wife Becky, Florida; stepson Bob Elliott, White Pigeon, Mich.; stepdaughter Becky Bingaman, Three Rivers, Mich.; two sons-in-law, Everett Henderson and companion Sharon Miller and Al Baillieul; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. A celebration of the life of Mildred Elliott will be at 4:30 p.m. today in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Charlie Azbell officiating. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek at Rochester or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Ruth Skidmore Ruth SKIDMORE, 95, 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 12:57 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Faye E. Smith Oct. 18, 1918-Nov. 12, 2010 Faye E. SMITH, 92, Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of the Beaver Dam community, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday at her place of residence. She was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Kosciusko County to Ivan Warren and Amanda Rupley. She married Harvey L. “Funny” Smith on Feb. 24, 1940, in Dutchtown. Harvey died on Nov. 3, 1992. Faye worked at the former Chamberlain Products of Akron and was a homemaker. She was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Ladies’ Aid and the Home Economics Club. Survivors include daughter Betty and husband Terry Foust, Akron; grandson Bret Slaybaugh, Warsaw; stepgranddaughter Kim and husband Bob Whitney, Fort Wayne; great-granddaughter Toni

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Shambaugh, Akron; three stepgreat-granddaughters, Brooke Whitney; Fort Wayne, and Kaitlin and Stephanie Armstrong, Merrillville; stepgreat-grandson Danny Armstrong, Merrillville; and two greatgreat-grandsons, Galvin and Thad Shambaugh, Akron. Along with her husband, Faye was preceded in death by four sisters, Vera Hamilton, twin sister Fern Swick, Leatha Nees and Doris Phillips; three brothers, Carl, Dale and Donald Warren; and stepgranddaughter Lori Armstrong. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester, St., Akron. Pastor Butch Troke will be officiating. Faye will be laid to rest at Nichols Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Kosciusko Home Health Care and Hospice. Monday, November 15, 2010 Florence M. Clavers April 3, 1926-Nov. 11, 2010 Florence M. CLAVERS, 84, 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 6:34 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester. She was born April 3, 1926, in Forest Junction, Wis., the daughter of Armin and Frieda (Schnell) Wiechman. On July 28, 1948, in Forest Junction Wis., she married Jerome T. Clavers, and he survives. She and her husband were longtime Wisconsin residents before moving to Rochester in 2008. Mrs. Clavers was an elementary school teacher for over 22 years. She had been a member of the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton, Wis., and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed summer band concerts, crossword puzzles, walks in the park and the Green Bay Packers. Survivors include her husband, Jerome T. Clavers, Rochester; son Robert Clavers, LaCrescent, Minn.; her daughter, Susan and husband William Garman, Rochester; her grandchildren, Brian and wife Kristi Garman, Huntington, Michael and wife Laura Garman,

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Kokomo, and Sandra and husband Michael Hoffarth, Rochester; two great-grandchildren; and sister Lorraine Miller, Kaukauna, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Michael Roeder officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Hillside Cemetery, Chilton, Wis. Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek at Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Virginia F. Dancy Virginia F. DANCY, 87, Plymouth, died Friday at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth. Survivors include her son, Charles Dancy, Arizona. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Culver Masonic Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. Mary L. Seward March 28, 1915-Nov. 11, 2010 Mary L. “Barney” SEWARD, of Bristol, died at 11:51 a.m. Thursday in her residence. She was born March 28, 1915, in Rochester, to Dean and Louise (Beane) Barnhart. She married Roland W. Kintigh on Nov. 16, 1940, in Goshen; he died in 1967. She married John H. Novotny in 1968 in Goshen; he died in 1985. She married James F. Seward on Aug. 26, 1989, in Elkhart; he died in 2000. Mrs. Seward was a graduate of Goshen High School in 1933 and Indiana University in 1937, a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Elkhart, a former member of the United Way Board of Goshen, ADEC Board, Parole Board Indiana Girls’ School for 10 years, Goshen General Hospital Board for seven years, a former member of the Maple Crest Country Club, and she served on the

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board of directors for the Rochester Telephone Co. for 17 years. She was presently a member of the Goshen Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa, Ivy League Garden Club, Goshen Library Club, charter member of Elcona Country Club, Delta Gamma Alumni Club, life member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, Cream and Crimson of IU and Well House Society of IU. Surviving are three sons, William (Bonnie) A. Kintigh, Lagrange, Ill., Thomas W. Kintigh, Martinez, Calif., Richard D. (Kelly) Kintigh, Eagan, Minn.; three step-daughters, Jeffrey Anne (Randall) Bellows, Golden, Colo., Catharine J. (David) Tully, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Marilyn Novotny Ransom, North Olmstead, Ohio; two stepsons, Steve Seward, Elkhart, and James W. Seward, Las Animas, Colo.; six grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and a sister Isabelle A. Burchfield, Denver. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the HartzlerGutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Daniel Repp and the Rev. Richard Kallenberg officiating. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church in Goshen, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Elkhart, or the Indiana University Foundation. Ruth Skidmore Dec. 6, 1914-Nov. 12, 2010 Ruth SKIDMORE, 95, 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 12:57 p.m. Friday at her residence. She was born in Rochester on Dec. 6, 1914, to Roy and Minnie Pletcher and was a lifetime resident of Rochester. Ruth graduated from Rochester High School with the Class of 1932. Fulfilling a dream to become a teacher she attended Ball State University and earned her teacher’s certificate. Miss Pletcher taught school for Rochester Township at the Burton School from 1934 to 1938.

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Henry “Hank” Clay Skidmore and Ruth Pletcher solemnized their wedding vows in Rochester with the Rev. Ross Shannon presiding on Aug. 21, 1938. Their marriage of nearly 50 years produced two sons, Tom and Steve. Later four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren were added to the family tree. Returning to the classroom in 1955 Mrs. Skidmore taught third grade for Rochester at Columbia Elementary School until her retirement in 1975. During these years, in addition to her classroom students, she welcomed a number of aspiring young teachers for student teaching assignments into her classroom to learn strategies of classroom management, methods of instruction and modeling the fine qualities of being a great teacher. Whether it was mathematics, spelling or penmanship, Mrs. Skidmore was always on the cutting edge. A community member who was never without energy or enthusiasm always graciously gave back. Ruth was a member of the Fulton County Retired Teachers Association and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Fulton County RSVP, and Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered at the gift shop for 18 years. As a loyal and devoted member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Ruth truly embraced here church family by assisting in many capacities throughout her lifetime. She was baptized at Grace as a baby, holding membership for 95 years as one of the oldest members. A member of the Morning Quest Circle, she also served the United Methodist Women as past president. More recently, she looked forward to meeting with friends and discussing the Bible in John Howkinson’s Messenger/Lend-A-Hand Sunday school class. Traveling abroad, Ruth enjoyed her visits to England, the Scandinavian countries and a memorable cruise to Alaska. To relax, Ruth, a seasoned competitor, enjoyed the challenges of bridge and pinochle. Hosting her lady friends for an afternoon at the round table was always a tremendous delight. Ruth was a fond lover of chocolate. As the matriarch of the Skidmore clan, Ruth truly loved and adored her sons and their families. There was nothing better than getting

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together for family celebrations, holidays, and enjoying dinner and sharing good times. Ruth is lovingly remembered by two sons, Tom Skidmore and wife Sally, Indianapolis, and Steve Skidmore and wife Susan, Rochester; four grandchildren, Christopher Skidmore, Indianapolis, Anne Brown, Indianapolis, Kacie Skidmore, Gilbert, Ariz., and Emily Skidmore, Rochester; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown, Thomas Brown, Andrew Skidmore and Grayson Skidmore, all of Indianapolis; and sister-in-law Louise Skidmore Vernon, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry on Feb. 28, 1988. and a grandson Patrick Skidmore. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Ruth Skidmore will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Ruth will be laid to rest eternally next to her beloved husband Henry at Rochester’ s IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Mary Edith St. Clair Oct. 27, 1914-Nov. 13, 2010 Mary Edith St. CLAIR, 96, Grass Creek, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 27, 1914, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lloyd and a. Lucile (Beckley) Morphet. She married Joseph Edgar St. Clair on Sept. 20, 1936, and he preceded her in death Feb. 14, 1993. She was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid and 20th Century Home Economics Club for over 50 years. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, word finds and spending time with her grandchildren. Mary was also a wonderful storyteller of family history.

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Survivors include her four children, Edith Sell and husband Carl, Logansport, Phyllis Hauser and husband Dan, Rochester, Carolyn Hardebeck and husband Dave, Tipton, and Joe St. Clair and wife Judy, Grass Creek; brother Don Morphet and wife Jean, Royal Center; eight grandchildren, Eugene Sell, Royal Center, David Sell, Logansport, Lucy Marshall, Mexico, Dale Hauser, Mountain View, Calif., Duane Hauser, Muncie, Don St. Clair, Los Angeles, Mary Culp, Logansport and Fred Baker, Texas; and 19 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Carl Morphet, and granddaughter Debbie Templeton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Angels of Mercy Homecare Plus, 444 Mall Road, Ste., 1, Logansport, IN 46947. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the St. Clair family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Tucker W. Adams Infant Tucker W. ADAMS died Friday at DuPont Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include parents Ronnie and Krysta (Kindig) Adams Jr., Mentone. Private graveside services will be held Thursday at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone. Arrangements have been entrusted to King Memorial Home, Mentone. Harley D. Campbell Harley D. CAMPBELL, 81, Carmel, died Saturday. Survivors include his wife, Joan; daughter Teresa Hamilton; stepson, Scott Campbell; and stepdaughter Christine Wagner.

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Graveside services will be held at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of the arrangements. Tamra L. Hughes Tamra “Tammy” Lynn (Hopf) HUGHES, 52, 10777 14-C Road, Argos, died at 8:50 a.m. Friday at her place of residence. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Mario Molinaro Dec. 15, 1922-Nov. 12, 2010 Mario MOLINARO, 87, formerly of Rochester passed away Friday at Sunrise Senior Living Center, Lombard, Ill. He was born Dec. 15, 1922, to John and Virginia Molinaro, Chicago. Mario was employed by the Chicago Tailoring and men’s suit Manufacturer Hart Schaffner & Marx. During the early years at the company he met and married his wife, Marie, on April 19, 1944. He served in World War II as a Coast Guard seaman aboard the troop transfer ship the General William Mitchell carrying troops to the European and Japanese theaters. In the early ‘60s, Mario and his family moved to Rochester as plant manager of the local Hart Schaffner & Marx production facility. During his tenure, the facility employed over 500 people. In 1968 Mario and his family moved back to Chicago to manage the Chicago manufacturing facility, eventually returning to manage the Rochester facility again until his retirement in 1989. Soon after retirement Mario and Marie moved to Sebring, Fla., until their return to the Chicago area in December 2009. Mario was an avid golfer, rarely missing an evening nine at the Elks course after work. He is survived by his wife, Marie; three children, Carol Newlin, Bensenville, Ill., John and Julie Molinaro, Rochester, and Tom and wife Joyce, Villa Park, Ill.; brother Louis and wife Jan, Downey, Calif.; sister Ida and husband Louis, Downers Grove, Ill.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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A memorial mass will be held at St. Alexander’s Catholic Church, Villa Park, Ill., at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The family kindly requests memorials be made to your local hospice providers. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Lorraine B. Hunter April 25, 1945-Nov. 16, 2010 Lorraine Beth HUNTER, 65, 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, passed away at 8:01 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born April 25, 1945, in Portland, Ind., the daughter of Roy and Dorothy (Munson) Glentzer. On June 21, 1964, in Rochester she married David Wallace Hunter. He preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1999. Mrs. Hunter had worked for many years at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was a member o the Eagles Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing, working puzzles and was an avid Elvis Presley fan. Survivors include her children, Lori and husband Randy Carr Rochester, Jason and wife Marcia Hunter, Deedsville, Nathan Hunter, Kewanna, Matthew and wife Kayla Hunter, Rochester; father Roy Glentzer, Rochester; and her grandchildren, Aleshia and husband Ryan Baker, Rochester, Alexis Carr, Rochester, Grant Blackburn and fiancé Alyssa Grandstaff and son Bentley Grandstaff, Rochester, Annie Blackburn, Deedsville, Landon Hunter, Deedsville, Blayne Hunter, Deedsville, Brailyn Hunter, Rochester, Trey Hunter, Mexico, and Tyler Hunter, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her mother and her sister, Sue Miller. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jason See officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hamlet Cemetery, Rochester (Talma).

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagles Lodge Auxiliary. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Roberta J. DeHaan Aug. 26, 1944-Nov. 15, 2010 Roberta J. DeHAAN, 66, Rensselaer, passed away Monday at Seton Specialty Hospital, Lafayette. Roberta was born Aug. 26, 1944, the daughter of Cecil and Marilyn (Schaumberger) Nicodemus. She was raised in Fulton County and attended the Fulton County schools. She married Jim DeHaan on April 28, 1973, in New Lisbon, Wis., and they were blessed with one son, Eric. Roberta and Jim lived in Nappanee until 1982 when they moved to Rensselaer. Roberta worked as a personal home caregiver for several years. She began working at the Jasper County Hospital around 1992 as an aide on the third floor and later as a home health care aide. Roberta had a natural affinity as a caregiver and was much loved by her many patients. During this time she also cared for her invalid mother in her and Jim’s home for nearly eight years. Roberta retired in early 2009 due to chronic back pain. Her nurturing instinct extended to animals. Many injured and stray cats and dogs found food and shelter at Roberta’s door. Roberta loved to cook and bake and was always experimenting with her own recipes. She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer. Surviving Roberta are her husband, Jim DeHaan, Rensselaer, and son Eric DeHaan, Valparaiso. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer with Rev. Ken Pleiman officiating. There will be a time of fellowship following the Mass with a meal to follow. Contributions may be made to the Jasper County Animal Shelter.

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Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer is in charge of arrangements. You may go to www.jacksonfuneral.com to leave condolences and sign the online guests’ registry. Tamra L. Hughes Tamra “Tammy” Lynn (Hopf) HUGHES, 52, Argos died Friday at her residence. Survivors include her husband, David Hughes, Argos. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Lois A. Stones Lois A. STONES, 86, 2034 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. Survivors include her daughter, Allyson Harman and husband Thomas, Claypool; sister Jean Duzan, Warsaw; and brother Robert Holloway, Rochester. Services will be held at noon Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the funeral home. Thursday, November 18, 2010 David L. Bryant Sept. 1, 1915-Nov. 16, 2010 David L. BRYANT, 95, 511 E. Main St., Mentone, and formerly of the Akron area, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. David was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Talma to Estle L. Bryant and Mary E. (Nellans) Bryant. He married Ann Sobecki Feb. 2, 1944, at St. Adalbert Church, South Bend. She survives. David worked for Sealed Power, Rochester, for 32 years, retiring in 1980. He also farmed and was known for his work ethic. David graduated from Akron High School in 1933. He was a member of the

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Modern Woodmen of America as well as the former No. 221 Local Auto Workers Union. He enjoyed gardening, family and sports, especially basketball. Survivors include his daughter, Mary Jo and husband Gary Dixon, Valparaiso; two sons, James and wife Karen Bryant, Rochester, and Robert and wife Sue Bryant, Pendleton; five grandchildren, Michael, Kevin, Betsy, Eric and Neal; six greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Landis, Leesburg, and Jean Ellis, Akron. Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litten officiating. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Nichols Cemetery, Akron. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Lois A. Stones Jan. 31, 1924-Nov. 16, 2010 Lois A. STONES, 86, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at her daughter’s home at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday. She was born in Fulton County on Jan. 31, 1924, to Lee Roy and Lillie Mae (Mikesell) Holloway. As a child, Lois grew up north of Rochester in the country on the “duck farm.” She shared her childhood as one of ten children, many times helping out with her younger sisters and brothers. Best friends, Lois and Clayr “Cork” Stones were married in Roseland, on Sept. 22, 1949. They had recently celebrated 62 years together. Through the years Lois loved helping Cork with lawn care and manicuring the landscape of their home. Many will remember the friendly smile and the superb service of Lois as she greeted her customers at “Maggie’s” Restaurant. She made many friends through the years at Maggie’s. Lois looked forward to family celebrations and the holidays. It gave her great joy spoiling the grandkids and watching them grow up. Most recently,

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she was adoring and doting on the great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed sharing her easy chair with Gigi, her loving black toy poodle. Lois is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Allyson Harman and husband Thomas, Claypool; grandchildren Matthew Harman, Claypool, Jeremy Harman, Claypool, and Shayna Harman, Warsaw; five great-grandchildren, Carter, Riley, Wyatt, Isabelle and EmaLee; a sister Jean Duzan, Warsaw; a brother, Robert Holloway, Rochester; her mother-in-law, Rachel Stones, Port Huron, Mich.; her brother-inlaw, the Rev. Larry Dean Stones and wife Christine, Ruby, Mich.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her devoted canine companion, Gigin, a black toy poodle. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cork, on Oct. 11; three brothers; and six sisters. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Lois A. Stones will be at noon Friday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Larry D. Stones officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the funeral home. A graveside service for family and friends will be at 2 p.m. in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw where she will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband, Cork. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Samuel L. Tolley Samuel L. TOLLEY, 72, Peru, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Friday, November 19, 2010 Amanda Biltz Amanda “Helen” BILTZ, 64, 419 Jefferson St., died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home.

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Robert E. Cumberland Robert E. CUMBERLAND, 73, 13544 E. Indiana 114, Akron, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Loren R. Geyer Sept. 30, 1928-Nov. 16, 2010 Loren Roger GEYER, 84, Lakeville, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Lakeville on the family farm to Walter William and Lulu Mae (Seese) Geyer. On Nov. 26, 1950, in Lakeville he married Phyllis Holland, who survives. Mr. Geyer was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Lakeville High School in 1944. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a farmer most of his life. He also was a bus driver for the Union North School Corp. and a Union Township trustee for 28 years, also working with the St. Joseph County Assessor’s Office. My. Geyer was instrumental in the startup of the Union North Ambulance Service. He was a boys 4-H coordinator, honorary member of the Chapter Farmer FFA, ASCS chairman, and member of the Lakeville Conservation Club and former president. He was a member of the Lakeville Lions Club, where he was a Melvin Jones recipient and a member of the Lakeville Legion Post No. 363. My. Geyer was a member of the Lakeville United Methodist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Along with his wife, Mr. Geyer is survived by three daughters, Debra (Richard) Gardner, Rochester, Cindy (Randy) Frick, Lakeville, and Lori (Robert) Gibson, Rochester; six grandchildren, Christopher Gardner, Andrew Gardner, Kimberly Gardner, Ryan Frick, Chad Frick and Dana Gibson; nine great-grandchildren, Kirsta, Caleb, Loren, James, Gretchen, McKenzie, Madilyn, Lyla and Kaitlyn; two brothers, Harold (Pat) Geyer and Russell (Jeanne) Geyer, Bremen; and brother-in-law Herbert Heckaman, Lakeville.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Betty Jean Heckaman; and two brothers, Robert Geyer and Dale Geyer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lakeville United Methodist Church, 610 N. Michigan St., Lakeville. The Rev. Brian White will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lakeville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Newton Center, Lakeville, and one hour prior to the services in the church. Palmer Funeral Home, Lakeville, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Loren R. Geyer may be offered to the Union North Ambulance, P.O. Box 510, Lakeville, IN 46536. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. Kerry A. Hartle Kerry A. HARTLE, 52, of Royal Center, died at 4 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel. Samuel L. Tolley Samuel L. TOLLEY, 72, Peru, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Betty, Peru; seven children, Rick L. Tolley, Wabash, Duane E. Tolley, Peru, Philip E. Tolley, Wabash, Sara J. Musselman, Denver, Richard Landis, Macey, Larry Landis, Rochester, and Coleen Diveley, Fulton; brother Phil Tolley, Peru; and five sisters, Mosie Meives, Peru, Florence Tolley, Georgia, Nina Wold, Peru, Judy Stogsdil, Peru, and Mary Sarver, Denver. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Geneva M. Wilson Geneva Mason WILSON, 90, Citra, Fla., and formerly of Rochester, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Wilson, and daughter Sandra Bush. Arrangements are pending. Saturday, November 20, 2010 Amanda H. Biltz Dec. 10, 1945-Nov. 18, 2010 Amanda Helen BILTZ, 64, 419 Jefferson St., passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. She was born in Frankfort on Dec. 10, 1945, to Francis Rufus and Elsie Helen (Seabolt) Cave. She and Terry Wayne Biltz were married in Rochester on Aug. 7, 1965. She enjoyed being a homemaker and preparing meals for her family. Playing bingo, listening to Elvis and collecting Coke memorabilia were her hobbies. Amanda is survived by her husband, Terry Biltz, Rochester; three sons, David Biltz and wife Debra,, Richard Biltz, and Anthony Biltz and fiancé Kim Miller, all of Rochester; daughter-in-law Caryl Biltz, Rochester; three grandchildren, Kelsie Biltz, Justin Biltz and Johnothon Miller; two sisters, Carol Guy and husband Mike, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Bonnie Andreasen, Virginia; three brothers, Francis “Sonny” E. Cave and wife Mary, Florida, Terry L. Cave and wife Pat, Rochester, and Dennis D. Cave, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. Amanda was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Larry Cave; and a special friend, Betty Colacicco. A celebration of the life of Amanda Helen Biltz will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 120 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor, Dan Davidson will be officiating. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

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and one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow the services at the Athens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the COPD Foundation. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Olga Cook Olga “Marie” COOK, 84, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Karen A. Kane July 25, 1951-Nov. 19, 2010 Karen A. KANE, 59, Wabash, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born July 25, 1951, in Rochester to Earl and Helen (Carrithers) Barkman. Karen grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School. She received her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and her master’s from Nazarene University. She married Jean Pierre Kane in Yaounde, Cameroon, Africa, on Dec. 20, 1975. She had taught French, Spanish, mathematics and careers at Northfield High School since 1996. She was the director of the American English program at the American Cultural Center in Douala, Cameroon. Karen moved to Wabash in 1996 from Cameroon. She enjoyed researching family genealogy. She is survived by her husband Jean Pierre Kane, Wabash; three children, Nicole (Mamadou) Kane, Columbus, Ohio, Steven (Maud) Kane, Huntsville, Texas, and Michael Kane, Fort Wayne; grandson Tristan Kane, Huntsville; three siblings, Dennis (Rodha) Barkman, Kokomo, Jan Dihem, Reading, Pa., and David (Karen) Barkman, Fayetteville, N.C.

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A memorial service will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, at 5 p.m. Monday. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society. The memorial guest book for Karen may be signed at www.grandstaffhentgen.com. Robert E. Cumberland March 10, 1937-Nov. 18, 2010 Robert E. CUMBERLAND, 73, 13544 E. Indiana 114, Akron, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. He was born March 10, 1937, in Akron to Vernon M. and Miriam (Hudkins) Cumberland. He married Sondra Taylor Cumberland on Aug. 27, 1955, at the Akron United Methodist Church. She survives. He owned and operated Cumberland Milk Transport for 33 years. Bob and his wife, Sondra, co-owned the Freezer Fresh in Akron for seven years where they were well known for Sondra’s father’s applesauce doughnuts. Bob graduated from Akron High School in 1955. Bob played basketball all four years and was team captain. He was then drafted in the military, serving in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961. He was a member of the Akron Lions Club. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church where he was dedicated to caring for the church grounds as well as the church parsonage. He also loved to maintain his yard with his many mowers, his gardening and walking his dog, Danner. Along with his wife, survivors include his daughter, Stacy and husband Jasen Gibbens, Brazil; two sons, Eric and wife Jamie Cumberland, Akron and Rob and wife Dee Dee Cumberland, West Lafayette; sister Shirley and husband Max Risner, Kissimmee, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Chelsea, Katie, and Nicholas Sears, Alexis, Samantha, and Zachary Gibbens, Shelly Walls, Isaac French, and Brittney, Cole and Lexi Cumberland; great-granddaughter Morgan Cumberland and several nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his parents and by brother Walter Delmar Cumberland on June 16, 2002. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. The Rev. Mimi Tucker will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Visitation is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Akron United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com Terri L. Moore Terri Lou MOORE, 47, 222 N. Maple St., Argos, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Survivors include her husband Daniel Moore, Yipsilanti, Mich.; three daughters, Amber Hartman, Plymouth, Terah Stoops, Fort Wayne, and Jenny Moore, Indianapolis; mother Edna Frame, Jonesboro; brother Randy Felty, Marion; and twin sisters Deb Harris and Sherri Presinger, both of Marion. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Monday, November 22, 2010 Olga Cook Feb. 8, 1926-Nov. 19, 2010 Olga “Marie” COOK, 84, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. Marie was born in Ironton, Ohio, on Feb. 8, 1926, to Wesley Otis and Cecelia Grace (Freeman) Meek. Growing up, Marie shared her childhood with two sisters, Ruth and Helen, and a brother Emmett.

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On August 23, 1944 she wed her best friend and the love of her life, A.J. Cook, in Alexandria, La. Their marriage of nearly 54 years produced three children, Danny, Carolyn and Elaine. In addition to being a loving wife and devoted mother, Marie was a motor carrier for the Pharos Tribune, delivering to the Kewanna, Fulton and Grass Creek areas until her retirement. Marie’s memberships include the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Eagles and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Auxiliaries, all of Rochester. As an avid bingo player, she enjoyed playing at the clubs in Rochester and traveling to Peru to play too. She was also very spirited in playing all types of card games, especially Skip-Bo and Yhatzee. The original Atari was a game she was accomplished at playing. To relax, there was nothing better than sipping on a cup of freshly brewed coffee while watching Bonanza. Marie was also a devoted Game Show Network fan. A friend to backyard birds, Marie made certain her feathered friends where fed twice each day. She enjoyed bird watching from her picture window, observing the birds’ feeding habits and unique characteristics. The most memorable trait of Marie was her great sense of humor. Marie is lovingly remembered by two daughters, Carolyn Cook, Rochester, and Elaine Rothenberger and husband Dennis, Warsaw; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Enyart and husband Raymond, Rochester; and brother the Rev. Emmett Meek and wife the Rev. Wanda, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband A.J. on Aug. 1, 1998; son Danny Cook Sr.; granddaughter Marrianne Lyons; and sister Helen Bright. A celebration of the life of Olga “Marie” Cook will be at noon Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. Rochester, with Pastor Mark Pilger officiating. Marie will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband A.J. in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the funeral home.

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Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Geneva Wilson Jan. 17, 1920-Nov. 17, 2010 Geneva (Mason) WILSON, 90, Citra, Fla., and formerly of Rochester, passed away of natural causes at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. She was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Hammond to Harry and Annie Mason. She married Cecil G. Wilson on Feb. 15, 1946. Geneva’s hobbies included crafts, gardening, reading and bingo. She was a homemaker for many years. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Wilson, Citra, Fla.; daughter Sandra (Donald) Bush, Rochester; two granddaughters, Donna Bush and Kelly (Scott) Tribbey, both of Rochester; and greatgrandson Carsin Tribbey, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Edna Kruse and Thelma Rau; brother Edward Mason; and son John Andrew Wilson. A graveside service is pending at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schereville. Donna Lou Fairchild Donna Lou FAIRCHILD, 50, Medaryville, died Sunday at Hospice House in South Bend. Survivors include her husband, Steve Fairchild, Medaryville; a daughter, Melissa Sherry, South Bend; a son, Bryan Sanders, Winamac; a stepdaughter, Brigette Fairchild-Leazenby Elkhart; two stepsons, Steven Fairchild, Francesville, and Ryan Fairchild, Medaryville; mother Kathleen Risner, Medaryville; and two sisters, Sherry Nielsen, Medaryville, and Deanne Patton, Francesville.

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Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Phyllis O. Heminger Phyllis O. (Arone) HEMINGER, 78, 1924 Maple Court, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Thursday, November 25, 2010 No Paper – Holiday Friday, November 26, 2010 Phyllis O. Heminger Oct. 12, 1932-Nov. 23, 2010 Phyllis O. Arone HEMINGER, 78, 1924 Maple Court, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born on October 12, 1932, in Rochester, the daughter of Harry Lee and Ann (Bradley) Onstott. She married Nicholas Arone in August of 1950 in Wabash. He preceded her in death in August 1986. She then married Allan B. Heminger on November 13, 1993, in Logansport. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2009. Mrs. Heminger had worded for The Rochester Sentinel as a reporter from 1947 to 1950 and then worked for Vernon Advertising for forty-four years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian church, Logansport. An accomplished painter, she won first prize for a portrait at the Monticello art show, ha poems and essays published in literary magazines, and had her book, “These Doors Ajar,” Published in 1964.

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Survivors include her brothers and sisters Phoebe Lykowski, South Bend, Amy L. Onstott, Chicago, Paul and wife Beaulah Onstott, Burkett, David Onstott, Athens, Ga., Susan Onstott, Rochester, Helen Slisher, Rochester, Jim and wife Vicki Onstott, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Florence Scott; and brother, Steven Onstott. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Douglas Mankell officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Presbyterian church, Logansport. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Mary Moore Mary MOORE, 94, 905 Jackson Blvd., died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at her place of residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Zula F. Pyle Zula F. (French) PYLE, 100, 406 W. Harrison St., Mentone, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Howell, Crown Point; and son Larry Pyle, Mentone. Services are at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mentone EMS. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

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Genevere C. See Nov. 5, 1922-Nov. 24, 2010 Genevere C. SEE, 88, 827 W. 13th St., was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center. She was born in Rochester on November 5, 1922, to Harry and Bertha (Wolf) Cook. Genevere enjoyed residence in Fulton County her entire life. On February 7, 1942, she and Delmos J. Duncan were married in Rochester. He preceded her in death. Later, she married Russell See in Madison and he also preceded her in death. Genevere was a former telephone operator with the Rochester Telephone Co., for a number of years. She was employed by TORX (Accumet Technologies) and later retired. Following her retirement she enjoyed crocheting colorful afghans for the family and special friends. To relax Genevere listened to Christian gospel music. She always looked forward to visits from her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. During her stay at Life Care Center, Genevere made many friendships she treasured with her new family, the staff and residents in her neighborhood. Genevere is lovingly remembered by two sons, Bill Duncan and wife Dara, Thailand, and Phillip Duncan and wife Judy, Rochester; four granddaughters, Christine Schumack and husband Paul, Boca Raton Fla., Cathy Lowe and husband Greg, Westfield, Angela Duncan, Anchorage, Ala., Ashley Duncan, San Diego; four greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Dick Cook an wife DeDe, Shawano, Wis.; and half brother Harry Cook Jr. and wife Nora, Johnson City, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and two sisters. A celebration of the life of Genevere See will be at noon Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Larry Pyeatt officiating. Friends may visit

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with the family for two hours prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will be at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Saturday, November 27, 2010 Rosebud Ferrell Rosebud FERRELL, 90, 222 Parkview St., Plymouth, died at 12:42 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Kline, Plymouth. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Helen Nichols Helen NICHOLS, 90, 500 Ohio St., died at 4:30 a.m. Friday at her granddaughter’s home. Survivors include her two daughters, Beverly Nichols, Rochester, and Jo Ann Nichols, Fort Wayne; and son John Nichols, Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the services in the funeral home. Zula F. Pyle Zula F. (French) PYLE, 100, 406 W. Harrison St., Mentone, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Howell, Crown Point; and son Larry Pyle, Mentone. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

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Roland E. Sullivan Roland E. SULLIVAN, 79, Macy, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Monday, November 29, 2010 Mildred E. Hammond Mildred E. HAMMOND, 92, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, and formerly of Akron, died at 7:19 p.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Mildred was married in 1937 to Frederick Hammond who passed September 2, 1989. Mildred was a homemaker as well as being a switchboard operator, a waitress at several restaurants in the area, a cashier at Kroger in Akron, and as the past secretary of the Akron Church of Good. She attended the Akron Church of God. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Wood, Akron, and Karen Camp and husband Don Drone, Akron; son Gail Wayne and wife Brenda Hammond, Clermont, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Hammond; daughter Judith Hill; son Gary Walter Hammond; four sisters; and three brothers. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Akron Church of God, 301 S. West St., Akron with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. She will be laid to rest at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorial contributions may be sent to Akron Church of God and online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com

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Laura Kantzer Laura KANTZER, 100, Twelve Mile, died Saturday at the home of her son. Survivors include her three children, Rex Kantzer, Valerie Higgs and Sherman Kantzer, all of Logansport; and sister Elsie Spangler, Fulton Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Family Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation one hour before the services at the funeral home. Robert C. Miller Robert C. MILLER, 84, 635 Oak Hill Ave., Plymouth, died Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Survivors include his son, John Miller, Plymouth. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Helen Nichols July 28, 1920-Nov. 26, 2010 Helen NICHOLS, 90, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Friday at 4:30 a.m. at the home of her granddaughter. Helen was born in Hammond on July 28, 1920, the daughter of Irvin and Clara Dawn (McGary) Thomas. Helen grew up with a loving family of 10 children that included six sisters and three brothers. On August 26, 1939, Helen and Carl M. Nichols were married in Crown Point. Their 44 ½ years of marriage produced two daughters, Beverly and Jo Ann; and three sons, Thomas, William and John. Enjoying a varied employment over the years Helen worked at Crystal Dairy, Chamberlin Products and retired from Hickory Creek of Rochester in 1996. To relax, Helen enjoyed listening to the music of Tennessee Ernie Ford. Saturday nights always included watching the Lawrence

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Welk Show. Helen loved her family and treasured the time they spent together. Helen was the matriarch of the Nichols family, delighted to prepare the feasts for family celebrations and the holidays. Cooking and baking was her forte. Helen is lovingly remembered by two daughters, Beverly Nichols, Rochester, and Jo Ann Nichols, Fort Wayne; son John Nichols and wife Angela, Rochester, seven grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Carl on January 6, 1984; two sons, Thomas and William; six sisters, Margaret, Pearl, Effie, Ruth, Clarice and Marylou; and three brothers Burt, Clyde and Roy. A celebration of the life of Helen Nichols will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Brenda Vogel officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Internment will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at [email protected] Roland E. Sullivan Roland Eugene SULLIVAN, 79, rural Macy, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Friday at his residence surrounded by his family. Born October 15, 1931, at his family farm in rural Peru, he was the son of Ivan and Julia (Birk) Sullivan. He was married to Mary Anne Gambee on October 9, 1952, in Peru, and they shared over 58 years together. She survives. He was a 1949 graduate of Jefferson Township High School. He attended Purdue University before serving in the United States Army in Germany. Roland farmed in Miami County for many years before moving to Fulton County in 1987. He was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church and an active member of the Gideon’s. He was active in jail

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ministry in Miami County. Roland enjoyed spending time with his family and other members of the community. He lived a long and good life and will be fondly remembered and mourned by his family and friends. Roland and his wife were blessed with one daughter, Christie Sullivan Jones and their beloved son-in-law, Kenneth E. Jones, both of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Marion Sullivan, Fortville and Max Sullivan, Delphi and sister Alice Ann Gross, Peru. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mexico Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Sycamore Cemetery, rural Mentone with military graveside rites by the Miami County Military Rites Unit. Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gideons or to Hope Hospice. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. Tuesday, November 30, 2010 No Obituaries Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Marvin A. Mikesell Marvin A. MIKESELL, 75, North Manchester, died Monday at Fort Wayne V.A. Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Lu (Cassel) Mikesell; two daughters, Robin Gould, Monticello, and Rhonda Vanderwall, Kewanna; five sons, Timothy Mikesell, Kewanna, Todd Mikesell, Rochelle, Troy Mikesell, Athens, Tracey Mikesell, Kewanna, and Terry Mikesell, Logansport; three sisters, Lou Ann Britt, Esther Bledsoe and Frances Bounds; three brothers, David Mikesell, Larry Mikesell and Cliff Mikesell; and 10 stepchildren.

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Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Liberty Mills. Arrangements are being handled by Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Mary K. Moore Mary Kilborn MOORE, 94, 905 Jackson Blvd., died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Schleiger, Harsville, S.C.; and sister Margaret Herkless, Rochester. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Cassidy W. Ogle Cassidy W. OGLE, 29, 6303 S. 400 West, Kewanna, died Monday at his residence. Survivors include his parents, Penny Wells, El-Mirage, Ariz., and Randy Ogle, Kewanna. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rachel A. Warner Sept. 27, 1926-Nov. 30, 2010 Rachel A. WARNER, 84, 225 E. 18th St., passed away at 1:58 a.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester. She was born on Sept. 27, 1926, in Fulton County, the daughter of Edward and Gertrude (Barkman) Eash. On June 12, 1948, she married Bernard Ray Warner in Argos. He survives. Mrs. Warner had been a homemaker and co-owner of the Sunoco Distributor, Argos. She had attended the First Baptist Church, Rochester, and enjoyed cooking and cleaning. Along with her husband survivors include her two daughters, Janan and husband Dr. Laurence Rogers, Rochester, and Laurie and husband Robert Baker, Plymouth, four grandchildren, Corey and wife

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Sarah Rogers, Rochester, Rachel and husband Matthew Woods, Rochester, Seth and wife Samantha Rogers, El Paso, Texas, and Eric Baker, Plymouth; two sisters, Phyllis and husband Don Pearson, Fort Wayne, and Carol Jean and husband Robert Sandy, Galena, Ill.; and brother Maurice and wife Edith Eash, Lexington, Mass. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and her parents. Private funeral services will be conducted at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter or the Marshall County Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Thursday, December 2, 2010 Cassidy W. Ogle May 13, 1981-Nov. 29, 2010 Cassidy Wayne OGLE, 29, 6303 S. 400 W., Kewanna, passed away Monday at his residence. He was born in Rochester on May 13, 1981, to Randy and Penny (Easterday) Ogle and was a lifetime Fulton County resident. In 1999, he graduated from Rochester High School. Cassidy was a concrete finisher with Ogle Concrete. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying nature while hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Cassidy is survived by his mother, Penny Wells husband William “Butch,” El Mirage, Ariz.; father Randy Ogle, Kewanna; fiancé Kayla Escobar, Rochester, and their children, Lilian “Beans,” Isaiah “Tank,” and Jacob “Mouth;” paternal grandparents, Dick and Darlene Ogle, Rochester; nephew Demitri (Ogle) White, Phoenix; two cousins Shelley Schilling, Kokomo, Cearra Castleman, Kokomo; uncle Neal Easterday, Rochester; aunt and uncle Charles and Debbie Kirk, Rochester; and numerous other aunts and uncles.

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He was preceded in death by his brother Chancey W. Ogle on October 29, 2002. A celebration of the life of Cassidy Wayne Ogle will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Fulton Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Elizabeth A. Wright Elizabeth Ann WRIGHT, 58, the Hertford House, 903 Berkley St., Plymouth, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Friday, December 3, 2010 M. Opal Clark Sept. 1, 1913-Dec. 2, 2010 M. Opal CLARK, 97, Life Care Center of Rochester and formerly of Akron died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at her place of residence. She was born September 1, 1913, in Miami County to Charles E. Walker and May Blanche Murphy. On Dec. 3, 1932, she married George Clark in Akron. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1996. Opal was a homemaker as well as working for 21 years at the former Chamberlain Products, Akron. Survivors include her three grandchildren, Marcia and husband Steve Carnes, Kokomo, Carol Bryan, Berne, and Jeffrey R. and wife Melinda Clark, Auburn; step-grandson Duane Ford; six greatgrandchildren; 2 stepgreat-grandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jane Ford, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Ruth Bishop, North Manchester, and Helen Wright, Wabash; and brother Robert and wife Ruby Walker, Wabash.

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Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her son, Richard Lee Clark; three sisters, Maude McColley, Edith Sicks, and Chloe Floyd; and brother Galen Walker. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery, Athens. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to any local food bank. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Donna M. Garver Oct. 10, 1925-Dec. 1, 2010 Donna M. GARVER, 85, 2135 Boulevard St., passed away at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born on October 10, 1925, in Pulaski County, the daughter of Harley and Hulda (Herrick) Knarr. On November 6, 1946, she married Garold Jay Garver in Winamac. He preceded her in death on November 30, 1946. Mrs. Garver had worked for Rochester Telephone Co. for 19 years and worked for United Telephone, Sprint and Embarq in Plymouth. She attended the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, where she was a member of the service circle, Retired United Telephone Workers, and the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and walking. Survivors include her son, Gary Garver, and friend Sue Jones, Rochester; two grandchildren, Tom Garver, Rochester and Nela Garver, Orlando, Fla.; sister Dorothy Ottinger, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Jay Garver; four brothers, Spencer Knarr, Francis Knarr, Elmer Knarr and Richard Knarr. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Buck Padilla officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Foundation for Emergency Services. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Charlotte B. Meyers Charlotte Beatrice (Abbott) MEYERS, 87, Patriot and formerly of South Bend, died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Vevay. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Coplen, Patriot; son Larry Ken Elliott, Leesburgh; brother Deverle L. Abbott, South Bend; and two sisters, Mary Sharkey and Laura Abbott, both of South Bend. Arrangements are being handled by Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay. Mary Powers Mary POWERS, 98, Culver, died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver. Survivors include her brother, Vern (Marriam) McKee, Culver; and sister Annabelle Fisher, Bremen. Arrangements are being handled by Odom Funeral Home, Culver. F. William Snyder F. William “Bill” SNYDER, 79, Culver, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Millers’ Merry Manor, Culver. Survivors include his son, Michael (Shirley) Snyder, Culver; two daughters, Dr. Susan Snyder, Lafayette, and Lynda (Galen) Hershberger, Middlebury; two sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Pedersen, Culver, and Joanna (Virgil) McCan, Plymouth; and brother Jim (Joyce) Snyder, Dixon, Ill. Services will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with visitation at Odom Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and one hour prior to services.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010 Marcia L. Fisher Aug. 28, 1943-Dec. 2, 2010 Marcia Lynn “Mert” FISHER, 67, Akron, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her son near Silver Lake. Marcia was born on Aug. 28, 1943, in Peru the daughter of Joseph W. and Ruth L. (Melson) McCain. She graduated from Deedsville High School in 1961, was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, enjoyed grandchildren’s sporting events, painting, sewing and peacocks. Marcia retired form Hart, Schaffner & Marx in 2002. Survivors include her two children, Craig S. Fisher and wife Tammy, Silver Lake, and Melissa D. Scott and husband Donald, Claypool; seven grandchildren, Mallory Hedington, Tyler Fisher, Bryce Fisher, Treston Fisher, Daryl Wright, Kayla Scott, and Tanner Scott; and sister Sharon K. McGuirk and husband Mike. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko Hospice. Brandon C. Walker Brandon C. WALKER, 27, Logansport, died at 5:32 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport. Stephen E. Wernz Stephen E. WERNZ, 72, died at Dukes Hospital Friday. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

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Monday, December 6, 2010 Kenneth W. Hartle Aug. 22, 1930-Dec. 4, 2010 Kenneth W. HARTLE, 80, Culver and Aubbeenaubbee Township, passed away on Saturday at home surrounded by his loving family. Kenneth was born on August 22, 1930, one of 13 children born to Charles and Clara (Kepfer) Hartle. Being a member of such a large family, Kenny realized at an early age that going to work was one way he could contribute to his family. He later fell in love and married Audrey Strobel on March 26, 1964, in Rochester. Together they raised eight children. To support his family, Kenny held many jobs including car salesman, hog farmer, horse owner and was a life long farmer. He enjoyed camping, riding horses, coon hunting and racing greyhounds. Kenny is survived by his two sons, Kenneth Hartle, Royal Center and Stacy (Lisa) Hartle, Culver; four daughters, Shelley (Joe) Sheppard, Culver, Sandy Hood, Leiters Ford, Stephanie Bilby, Rochester, and Sue Ellen Sedlacek, Galveston; three brothers, Lee, Dick and Paul; three sisters, Dot, Joan and Rosella; 17 grandchildren, Sandy, Kristie, Alisha, Lance, Dalton, Kolton, Amanda, Cori Jo, Dakota Joe, Jessica, Charity, Cody, Joni, Nathan, Matt, Tambra and Ashley; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Kerry Hartle, daughter Sharon Sedlacek, three brothers, three sisters, and one grandchild. A time of visitation with the family will be held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Bob Metzger officiating at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary pate at www.odomfuneralhome.com. The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is entrusted with arrangements.

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Frances D. Kincaid Frances D. “Fran” KINCAID, 67, 1430 Monroe St., died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros Funeral Home, Rochester. Lisa J. Koontz May 2, 1956-Dec. 4, 2010 Lisa Joanelle (Harman) KOONTZ, 54, 112 W. Center St., Bourbon, died Saturday of natural causes at her residence. She was born May 2, 1956, in Rochester to Thomas W. Harman and Joan Lynn “Jody” (Cullum) Harman. She was part owner in the family printing business Harmony Marketing Group, Bourbon, was a 1974 graduate of Mentone High School, loved cooking and helping cater meals, and also had a great love of animals. Lisa was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 424 in Bourbon. Survivors include her son, Zachary William Gothan, Bourbon; father Thomas and wife Vicki Harman, Mentone; two brothers Timothy and wife Rita Harman, Warsaw, and Joel Harman and fiancé Katie Nifong, Rochester; niece Rebecca (Harman) and husband Zachariah Allen, Elkhart; great-nephew Asher Allen, Elkhart; and uncle Jon and wife Martha Cullum, Parker City. She was preceded in death by her mother Joan Lynn Harman, on June 13, 2001. Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. William McPhail officiating and visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, 101 North Tucker Street, Mentone. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone. Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideon’s International or online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

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David G. Pietz Feb. 20, 1925-Nov. 29, 2010 David G. PIETZ, M.D., 85, 4344 SE State Road 116, Bluffton, died at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 29 at his residence. He was born on Feb. 20, 1925, in Saginaw, Mich., to David H. Pietz and Alberta (Bolen) Pietz. On April 25, 1964, Dr. Pietz married Jacquelyn (Holmes) Pietz in Fort Wayne. Joining the Caylor-Nickel Clinic in 1955, he worked for 36 years retiring in 1991. He was board certified in Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. From 1968 to 1991 he was the health officer of the Wells County Department of Health. Along with spending summers enjoying water activities and tennis at the family cottage on Lake Manitou Dr. Pietz enjoyed reading, snowskiing, University of Michigan sports. He took classes in philosophy at IPFW upon retirement he so enjoyed the academic world. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1952, received his bachelor’s degree in 1945 from the University of Michigan and his medical degree in 1948 with an internship and residency at Indianapolis General Hospital, now known as Wishad Hospital and Lilly Research Center. Survivors include his four daughters, Barbara and Husband Bill Beery DeCori, Wilmington, N.C., Nancy and husband Craig Urban, Albiene, Texas, Diana and husband Carl Busian, Wilmington, N.C. and Mary and husband Richard Kimmel, Wilmington, N.C.; David C. Pietz, Bluffton; and Greg and wife Lorie Pietz, Brownsburg. Dr. Pietz was preceded in death by daughter, Janet Pietz, 1965; and parents David H. and Alberta (Bolen) Pietz. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wells County Arts Visitor and Commerce Centre, 211 Water St., Bluffton, Michael Spath officiating and the Rev. Jennie Barrington and the Rev. Laurie Proctor participating. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wells County Arts Visitor and Commerce Center.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 265 W. Water St., Berne, or Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne, 5310 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne. Brandon C. Walker April 13, 1983-Dec. 3, 2010 Brandon C. WALKER, 27, Logansport, passed away at 5:32 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital. He was born April 13, 1983 to Shane Walker and Tammy (Reed) Walker in Rochester. Brandon enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball, golf, and playing poker. He also enjoyed watching football, especially the New York Jets, and loved spending time with his family, especially his daughter Kelsey, as well as his many friends. Surviving along with his parents are his daughter, Kelsey Walker, Rochester; brother T. J. Anderson, Logansport; two sisters, Amber Walker, Logansport, and Kaara Walker, Fort Wayne; paternal grandmother Patty Walker, Logansport; maternal grandmother Rosalie Reed, Onward; great-grandmother Helen Abshire, Logansport; nieces and nephews, Madelyn, Kaelyn, Cayden, and Jaxsyn Walker; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Walker and maternal grandfather Larry Reed. Services are at 11 am. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 Market St., Logansport, with the Rev. Aaron Gross officiating and visitation from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment is at Deer Creek Cemetery, Onward. Memorial contributions may be sent online to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation or to Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078 Condolences and personal remembrances may be place online at kroegerfuneralhome.com.

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Elizabeth A. Wright Elizabeth Ann WRIGHT, 58, The Hertford House, 903 Berkley St., Plymouth, died at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. Survivors include her two sons, Rickey Allan Burns, Argos and Michael Burns Oyler, Plymouth; two daughters, Brandi Wright, Monterey, and Samantha Grossman, Goshen; mother Audrie Wright, Plymouth; and nine siblings, Harold Wright, Argos, Helen Epley, Kentucky, Sandy Schori, Argos, Wanda Lloyd, Culver, Rita Pennington, Argos, John Wright, Jack Wright, Culver, Joe Wright, Florida and Janice Wright Kentucky. Services are being handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home and will be held at a later date. Bernadine C. Zon Bernadine C. ZON, 74, 201 N. Walnut St., Mentone, died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors include her daughter Estelle Broadley, Rochester; five sons, Mitchell Zon, Silver Lake, Dwayne Zon, Aguanga, Calif., Victor Zon, Claypool, Vincent Zon, Claypool, and Darren Zon, Aguanga, Calif.; and brother Frank Iwan, LeMont., Ill. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Royal C. Cencion Royal C. CENCION, 77, Lowell, passed away Wednesday at St. Anthony Medical Center. Royal was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lowell. He was retired from LTV Steel with over 44 years of service. After retirement Royal worked at Flying J Travel Plaza, Hebron. Royal was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post No. 101, Lowell.

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Royal is survived by his wife, Marlene (nee Jurgens) Cencion; four children, Leeann (Milton) Grimes, Lowell, Richard (Marilyn) Cencion, Rensselaer, Jeffrey (Kristy Ann) Cencion, Chesterton, and Karla Blauvelt, Muldrow, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Joyce (Dean) Perdue and Florence (Sonny) Purdue; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Atly and Lillian Cencion; son-in-law Roy Blauvelt; grandson Nicholas Cencion; granddaughter Maycee Ann Cencion; great-grandson Logan Benetich. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 W. Commercial Ave., Lowell, with Pastor Chad Kendall officiating. Interment is at Lowell Memorial Cemetery, Lowell. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Geisen Funeral-Cremation & Reception Centre (note: New location is two blocks east of Broadway) at 606 E. 113 Ave., Crown Point, and directly at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Orville R. Lewis Dec. 2, 1921-Dec. 6, 2010 Orville R. “Dick” LEWIS, 89, 14616 N. 400 East, Macy and formerly of Windfall, died at 9 a.m. Monday at his residence. He was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Indianapolis, the son of Orville H. Lewis and Elizabeth Schneider. Dick married Virginia Mae Hutto on Aug. 8, 1944, in Windfall and she survives. He was an industrial engineer for Delco Electronics, Kokomo, graduating from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis, Ind. where he was president of his graduating class. Dick attended Indiana University as well as Notre Dame. He served in the Army Air Corp in World War II in the 13th Air Force in the South Pacific. Dick was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 32nd Degree Mason Lincoln Lodge No 523, F & AM, Scottish Rite, past president of the AIIE, and Order of the Eastern Star. He served as the Republican Precinct Committeeman in Tipton County. He loved to

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farm and mow his yard. He also loved the computer and family genealogy. Along with his wife survivors include his three daughters, the Rev. Teresa V. Lewis, Macy, Fran R. and husband Malcolm Burbury, Australia, and Tracey and husband Leonard Luty, Pine, Colo.; son Richard C. and wife Sherry Lewis, Kokomo; three grandchildren, Craig Lewis, Kokomo, Shannon Willis, Arcadia, and Erin West, Australia; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews which include Pam Williams, Kokomo, Linda Smith, Indianapolis, Candy Heston Naples, Fla.; and brother and sister-in-law Meri and wife Milada Hutto, New York. Preceded in death by his daughter, Darcy “Kit” McMahon; two sisters, Louise Lotner and Eleanor Carter; and brother Robert E. Lewis. Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Steve Pearce officiating. Military rites will be preformed after the funeral service at the funeral home by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the VFW, Rochester. Burial is at Sharpsville Cemetery, Sharpsville, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Burnette C. Fish Burnette “Bunny” C. FISH, 93, Sutter Oaks Nursing Home, Sacramento, Calif., died at 10:22 p.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Frances D. Kincaid July 12, 1943-Dec. 5, 2010 Frances D. “Fran” KINCAID, 67, 1430 Monroe St, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

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She was born on July 12, 1943, in Huntington the daughter of Doyle Donald and Oma Gayle (Melling) Miller. On Dec. 24, 1968, in Fort Wayne, she married Shelby Kincaid and he survives. Mrs. Kincaid had worked for many years as a waitress at Alejandra’s Family Restaurant, Rochester. She enjoyed going to the casinos and playing bingo. Along with her husband survivors include her three sons, Marc Alan Kincaid, Kenneth Wayne Kincaid, and Brian Kincaid, all of Rochester; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Teresa Smith, Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Miller; brother Lynn Miller; sister Nancy Reemer; and her parents. A memorial service will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Alejandra’s Family Restaurant with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Frances Kincaid Memorial Fund. Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Mary A. Maynard March 2, 1933-Dec. 5, 2010 Mary Aileen “Benny” MAYNARD, 77, Rochester, passed away at 9:29 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Born March 2, 1933, in Lundale, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Shillings) Chapman. She married William L. Maynard on March 27, 1958, and he preceded her in death April 13, 1993. She was a graduate of Man High School in Man, W.Va. Mrs. Maynard was a graphic artist who formerly worked at E.R. Moore and Motorola, Chicago. She retired from Riley’s Graphic Arts, Elgin, Ill. Her hobbies included remodeling homes and making “living dolls.” Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Pearl Maynard, Kewanna; four brothers, Cecil Chapman and wife Eva, Seattle, Wash., Harold Chapman and wife Beulah, Chicago, James Chapman and wife

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Sharon, Kewanna, and John Chapman and wife Pat, Carpentersville, Ill. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Sam Maynard, El Hansen; two sisters, Pauline and Delores Chapman; and two brothers, Samuel “Bokie” and Clyde Chapman. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna, with the Rev. Jason See officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bruce Lake Cemetery. Online Condolences may be sent to the Maynard family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Marvin A. Mikesell Aug. 2, 1935-Nov. 29, 2010 A memorial service for Marvin A. MIKESELL will be held at the First Baptist Church, Kewanna, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Charlotte DuBois Charlotte DuBOIS, 93, Denver, Colo., and formerly of Rochester, died at 9:03 p.m. Monday at Clermont Park Skilled Nursing Center, Denver. Arrangements pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Burnette C. Fish Burnette “Bunny” C. FISH, 93, Sacramento, Calif., died at 10:22 p.m. Sunday at Sutter Oaks Nursing Home Sacrament. Survivors include her son, Kenton Fish, Las Vegas, Nev. Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Jordan Baptist Church, Argos, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

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Tamra L. Hughes Tamra “Tammy” Lynn (Hopf) HUGHES, 52, Argos, died at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 12 at her residence. Survivors include her husband, David Hughes, Argos. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Thursday, December 9, 2010 Charlotte DuBois Oct. 18, 1917-Dec. 6, 2010 Charlotte DuBOIS, 93, Denver, Colo., formerly of Sun City Center, Fla., and Rochester, passed away at 9:03 p.m. Monday at Clermont Park Skilled Nursing Center, Denver. She was born on October 18, 1917, in South Bend, the daughter of Fred and Alma (Zink) Miller. On July 28, 1935, in Rochester, she married Keith E. DuBois. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1999. Mrs. DuBois had been a homemaker. She had attended the First Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla. and the Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center, Fla. Charlotte and her husband had spent time as missionaries in Spain and Ethiopia after retirement. Survivors include her daughter, Dianne and husband John Turnidge, Parker, Colo.; two sons, Fred DuBois, Lake Wales, Fla., Jim and wife Brenda DuBois, Lake Wales, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester with Dr. John Turnidge officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mud Creek Chapel Cemetery, Macy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mud Creek Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Delbert D. Stevens Oct. 8, 1924-Dec. 6, 2010 Delbert D. STEVENS, 86, LaPorte, passed away Monday at Golden Living Center Fountainview, LaPorte. He was born October 8, 1924, in LaPorte the son of Leroy D. Stevens and Estella L. (Dunham) Stevens. Delbert was a life-long resident of LaPorte. On August 12, 1963, in Rochester he married Virginia Rose Stevens who survives. Delbert had been a member of the First Christina Church and First United Methodist Church, sang in the choir for both churches, was a past member of the Mental Health Association and was involved with the LaPorte Little Theater. Delbert worked at Allis Chalmers as an engineer. He then went back to college receiving his Bachelor of Science in math and receiving his Master’s in education from Purdue University. Delbert was a teacher for many years in the Hammond School System, retiring in 1990. After retiring he was a part-time instructor at Purdue North Central and a substitute teacher for the LaPorte, Michigan City and Westville School Systems. Along with his wife survivors include his sister, Roberta Barlag, Valparaiso; and nephew Scott Barlag, Valparaiso. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, where the family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Rose officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte. Memorial contributions may be made to the LaPorte County Animal Shelter 2855 W. Indiana 2 LaPorte, IN 46250. Online condolences may be sent to www.harerstockfuneralhome.com. Elizabeth A. Wright Elizabeth Ann WRIGHT, 58, The Hertford House, 903 Berkley St., Plymouth, died at 1:55 p.m. Dec. 1 at her residence. Survivors include her mother Audrie Wright, Plymouth; two sons, Rickey Allan Burns, Argos, and Michael Burns Oyler,

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Plymouth; two daughters, Brandi Wright, Monterey, and Samantha Grossman, Goshen; and nine siblings Harold Wright, Argos, Helen Epley, Kentucky, Sandy Schori, Argos, Wanda Lloyd, Culver, Rita Pennington, Argos, John Wright, Jack Wright, Culver, Joe Wright, Florida, and Janice Wright, Kentucky. Services are at noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with visitation one hour prior to the services. Arrangements have been entrusted with Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Friday, December 10, 2010 Mary D. Silveus Feb. 14, 1921-Nov. 30, 2010 Mary D. SILVEUS, 89, 3325 Elmore St., Simi Valley, Calif. died Nov. 30 at Simi Valley Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Cass County to William and Elizabeth (Rudicel) Oatess. She spent most of her life in the Rochester and Silver Lake communities. Mary moved to California after her husband, Cecil Silveus, passed away in September 1996. They were married June 21, 1966, in Silver Lake. Mary was a retired RVN and former employee of Rochester Nursing Home. She also worded at R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Warsaw. She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn (Carl) Haddox, Castic, Calif., and Mary Elaine Beaty, Simi Valley, Calif.; son Charles (Isela) Wendler, Las Cruces, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Patricia “Patsy” (Richard) Goshert, Warsaw, Diane (Bud) Zoleman, Mishawaka, and Peggy (Bill) Gilger, Woodstock, Ill.; 10 stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Jan. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the EarlLove Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, with visitation from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Rev. Tom Craig from the Silver Creek

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Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Saturday, December 11, 2010 William A. Butler July 25, 1928-Dec. 10, 2010 William A. “Bill” BUTLER, 82, 401 N. 10th St., Richmond, died at 12:35 a.m. Friday at Golden Living Center, Richmond. Bill was born July 25, 1928, in Rochester, to Alfred “Ted” and Blanche (Wynn) Butler. He married Nancy L. Butler on July 13, 2003, in Richmond, and she survives. Bill was a copper miner and enjoyed fishing. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952 in the 82nd Airborne. Along with his wife survivors include his two sons, David Sanders, Richmond, and William Butler, Greens Fork; daughter Teena Moore, Tucson, Ariz.; Donna Garver, Logansport; and Margie Bingle, Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Butler; father Ted Butler; mother Blanche Butler; and sister Phyllis. Services will be arranged at a later date. James W. O’Brien James W. O’BRIEN, 56, 303 Westwood Lane, died at 10:47a.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Donna J. Smith Donna J. SMITH, 69, 340 E. 18th St., died at 12:57 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 W. Wayne Baumgartner April 1, 1923-Dec. 11, 2010 W Wayne BAUMGARTNER, 87, Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died at 4:28 a.m. Saturday at his residence. He was born April 1, 1923, in DeKalb County to Harvey and Ruby (Russell) Baumgartner. He married Margaret Relue on Feb. 16, 1947, in Defiance, Ohio. She survives. Wayne retired after many years of farming in 1988. Although a diversified farmer, hogs were his specialty. Wayne graduated from Mentone High School in 1941. He then was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 serving in World War II in Europe and various other places as well as several battles including the Battle of the Bulge. Wayne received four Bronze Stars while serving as a small arms repairman then was honorably discharged in December 1945. Wayne was a member of the American Legion Post No. 49, a longtime member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church and most recently he attended the Mentone United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge No. 576. Wayne was an avid wood worker making beautiful furniture, toys and pictures. Wayne and Margaret enjoyed gardening, traveling and wintering in Palmetto, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Baumgartner, Warsaw; two daughters, Carol Sisk and husband Bill, Claypool, and Virginia Tuttle and husband Jim, Rochester Hills, Mich.; and son Jerry Baumgartner and wife Deb, Mentone; six grandchildren, Jack and wife Ronda Sisk, Diane and husband Dane Harmon, Lori and husband Kevin Price, Shari and husband Rod Rudd, Paula and husband Adam Olson, Ryan and wife Marti Baumgartner. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Fisher, and an infant sister; and two brothers, Donald and Maurice Baumgartner. Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, 101 North Tucker St., Mentone, with the Rev. Amber Karkosky-

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Litten and Pastor Butch Troke officiating. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Edward R. Imhoff Edward R. IMHOFF, 8, 4366 E. 650 North, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his parents; brother Walter; five sisters, Noreen, Louise, Eva Mae, Elaine and Juanita; maternal grandparents Ben and Verna Ramer, Rochester; paternal grandmother Hettie Imhoff, Goshen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are at 10 a.m. at the Tippecanoe Old Order of Mennonite Church, Newcastle Township in northeast Fulton County, with visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Edward’s family. The Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Rita Lawson Rita LAWSON, 73, Culver, died Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Charles A. Oranglas Charles A. “Chuck” ORANGLAS, 59, Culver, died at 6:15 a.m. at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Kay Oranglas, Culver; son Michael Brandon Oranglas, Louisville, Ky.; daughter Sarah Jean-Marie Oranglas, Culver; brother Anthony Oranglas, Culver; and four sisters, Gloria Hainsworth, Carol Stream, Ill., Carol Ziert, Virginia, Linda Pettie, New Chaney, Texas, and Gail Oranglas, Rochester. There will be no services or visitation. Odom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Donna J. Smith April 4, 1941-Dec. 10, 2010 Donna J. SMITH, 69, 340 E. 18th St., passed away at 12:57 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek of Rochester. She was born on April 4, 1941, in Kendallville, the daughter of Everett and Elizabeth (Cole) Pressler. She had been an administrative assistant for Peru Mayor David Livingood. Survivors include her two sons, Anthony W. Smith, Mishawaka, Christopher Allen Smith, LaPorte; and four grandchildren, Amanda Hobbs, Peru, Elizabeth Smith, Fort Wayne, Abbie Smith, LaPorte, Drew Smith, LaPorte. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dunana Winebarger. Private services will be observed. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Edward R. Imhoff Edward R. IMHOFF, 8, 4366 E. 650 North, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his parents, Nathan and Annetta (Ramer) Imhoff; brother Walter; five sisters, Noreen, Louise, Eva Mae, Elaine and Juanita; maternal grandparents Ben and Verna Ramer, Rochester; paternal grandmother Hettie Imhoff, Goshen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tippecanoe Old Order of Mennonite Church, Newcastle Township in northeast Fulton County, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the home of Edward’s family. The Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Robert A. Richard Robert A. “Bob” RICHARD, 74, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Survivors include his two brothers Lewis Richard, Plymouth and Raymond Richard, South Bend; and two sisters, Lucy SchLosser, Plymouth, and Judy Stevenson, Bayfield, Colo. Services were Monday. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Thomas C. Crawford Thomas C. CRAWFORD, 58, 5845 S. Indiana 119, Star City, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Mary K. Geier Mary K. GEIER, 95, Lucerne, died at 2:17 p.m. Monday at Millers Merry Manor, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel. James A. Hodges James A. “Jimmy” HODGES, 34, Warsaw, died Sunday at 1:18 a.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Survivors include his mother Judy Foster Scott, Warsaw, and father James Hodges, Rochester; sister Leslie Hodges, Warsaw; three brothers, Larry, Bourbon, Chad, Warsaw, and Wesley Hodges, Tippecanoe. Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at the Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 Elsie Anderson Oct. 10, 1934-Dec. 12, 2010 Elsie (Mathias) ANDERSON, 76, Anderson, passed away Sunday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Rochester and resided in Anderson for the last 55 years. Elsie was a homemaker. She and her husband enjoyed camping and fishing. Elsie had a strong love for her kids and dogs. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert “Bob” Anderson; three children, Teresa (Steve) Oldham, Anderson, Michael Anderson, Indianapolis, and Cheryl (Brian) Madison, Anderson; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Helen (Burnett) Mathias; two brothers, Keith and Ralph Mathias; and daughter-in-law Heidi Anderson. Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ned Clark officiating. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, with burial at East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. Mary K. Geier March 28, 1915-Dec. 13, 2010 Mary K. GEIER, 95, Lucerne, passed away at 2:17 p.m. Monday at Millers Merry Manor, Logansport. Born on March 28, 1915, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Estella (Martin) Joice. On Dec. 7, 1939, she married Max W. Geier and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2006. Survivors include her two children, Max E. Geier, Kewanna, and Barbara Finney and husband Frank, Walton; six grandchildren, John Geier and wife Lisa, Kewanna, Joyce (Finney) White and husband Wayne, Harmony, N.C., Marilyn Geier, Kewanna, Mark Finney and wife Carrie, Greenville, S.C., Frank Finney Jr. and wife

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Lindsay, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Susan Finney, Pensacola, Fla.; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Mary E. Geier; and half-sister Blanche James. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel with Pastor Frank Finney officiating. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home with Burial at Metea Baptist Cemetery. Online Condolences and Tributes may be sent to the Geier family at www.harrisonmetzger.com. Lloyd Berlasty Lloyd BERLASTY, 66, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, was surrounded by his loving family when he was received by his Lord and Savior Friday. He was born to Wilfrid and Helen Jean Berlasty. Lloyd was a dedicated employee and retired from Standard Induction Castings Limited. He also took pride in leading the Folk Group at Holy Name of Mary Church for 14 years. He is survived by his children, Lloyd (Jeffery) and wife Jennifer, Rochester, May Denise Beaulieu and husband John, and Charmaine Marion and partner Steve Keller, all of Windsor, Ontario four sisters, Sharon, Sue, Kathy and Donna; two brothers, Russell and Bob; and his eight grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, Jordan, Jarod, Alexander, Jonah, Ashley and Grace. He was preceded in death by his mother; two sisters, Betty and Marie; and brother Fred. A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday in Canada. If you desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected]

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Thomas C. Crawford Thomas C. CRAWFORD, 58, 5845 S. Indiana 119, Star City, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Teresa (Penn) Crawford, Harrison, Ark.; two daughters, Alexis Wesson, South Bend, and Antonia Crawford, Mishawaka; son Jesse Crawford, Harrison Ark.; and sister Linda Weida, Winamac. No services will be observed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Clinton Crull Clinton “Bud” CRULL, 76, Leiters Ford, died at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. James W. O’Brien April 16, 1954-Dec. 10, 2010 James W. O’BRIEN, 56, 303 Westwood Lane, passed away at 10:47 a.m. Friday at his residence. Jim was born on April 16, 1954, in Rochester, the son of James E. “Jim” and Elizabeth J. “Betty” (McGregor) O’Brien. Jim graduated from Rochester Community High School in 1972, was a 1976 graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and had a successful business career in finance and metals trading. Shortly after graduation from college, Jim joined the firm of Commercial Metals Company (CMC), Dallas, a global fortune 500 company. Jim rose to the position of Controller and enjoyed many years with CMC. He left Dallas in 1990 to join Eljay & Associates, Rochester, a business founded by his father. Ultimately, Jim returned to the metal industry in 1997, joining St. Louis based Alter Trading as a metal trader. Jim retired from Alter Trading in 2005. Survivors include his father, James E. O’Brien, Rochester; four sisters, Betsy O’Brien, Dublin, Calif., Patty Miller, Indianapolis, Colleen Carey, Altadena, Calif., Terri O’Brien, Rochester; brother

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Dave and wife Chris O’Brien, Indiana Shores, Fla.; nieces Jeni and husband Scott Selm, Fishers, Katie Carey, Altadena, Calif., Mary Anne Carey, Altadena, Calif., and nephew Justin Miller and fiancé Alisha Nickell, Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth J. O’Brien. A memorial mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Dec. 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Internment will be at a later date at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Elbert V. Young Elbert V. YOUNG, 89, 10375 W. 400 North, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Friday, December 17, 2010 Clinton Crull Clinton “Bud” CRULL, 76, 4157 N. 750 West, died at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors include his daughter, Angel Crull, Leiters Ford; two sons, Nathan Crull, Leiters Ford, and John “Chewy” Crull, Leiters Ford; sister Patsy Daley, Florida; and brother Charles Crull, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Private services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Dorothy M. Donaldson March 4, 1912-Dec. 15, 2010 Dorothy Mae DONALDSON, 98, formerly of Peru, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born March 4, 1912, in Miami County to William and Bertha (Shrock) Carlin. Dorothy married Russell Lee Donaldson on June 21, 1931. He passed away in November 1977. Dorothy graduated from Chippewa High School, north of Wabash, and Warner Beauty College, Fort Wayne. She had been employed at Sherrils in Mexico, and several woodworking factories in the Peru area. She and Russell spent many winters in Arizona and Florida and one summer in Portland, Ore. Dorothy was a member of St. James EUB and later Parkview United Methodist Church, Peru. In the early years she taught Sunday school and was director for the youth fellowship. She also was a member of the Moose Auxiliary for a short time. She is survived by one son, Gary Donaldson (Carolyn), Rochester; four grandchildren, Kathy Books (Thomas) Peru, Beth Ann Ramsey (Larry Joe), Mexico, Paul Donaldson (Susan), Mexico, and John (Laura) Westfield; eight great-grandchildren, Joseph and Vicky Books, Michael and Mary Ramsey, Nicole Donaldson, Lexi Kulla, and Christopher and Jacob Donaldson; three great-greatgrandchildren; seven nephews, Norman, Kenneth, Keith, Larry Dean and Edward Donaldson and Nicholas Carlin, Louisville, Ky., and James Carlin, Gainsville, Fla.; and five nieces, Lela Zimmerman, Mesa, Ariz., Patricia Prall, Lancaster, Ohio, Sue Jenkins, Dade City, Fla., Judy Wright Simpson, Nineveh, and Jane Rinker, Yorktown. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters Eldon, Deo, Virgil Carlin, Hazel Donaldson and Ruth Carlin. Services are tat 10 a.m. Tuesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. 3rd St., Peru, with Pastor J. Robert Clark officiating. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial is at Geenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview United Methodist Church.

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Dorla M. Powell Dec. 14, 1933-Dec. 15, 2010 Dorla M. POWELL, 77, Hernando, Fla., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday at her residence. Dorla was born on December 14, 1933, in Lucerne, to the late Orville and Edith Cumberland and came to this area in 1972 from Indiana. She was a member of Riverside Christian Church. Dorla was employed as a supervisor for United Telephone. She enjoyed roller skating, singing and dancing, playing the piano, and reading. Survivors include two daughters, Debra and husband Greg Keipper, Leo, and Diana and husband Matt Logue, Hernando, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd D. Powell on August 23, 2003. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Internment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Stephen M. Spangler Stephen Michael SPANGLER, 55, Macy, died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Elbert V. Young July 21, 1921-Dec. 15, 2010 Elbert Vincent YOUNG, 89, 10375 W. 400 North, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday at his home. He was born in Leiters Ford on July 21, 1921, to Jesse and Bessie Shidaker Young. A lifelong Fulton County resident, Elbert was one of seven children growing up on the farm. He shared his

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childhood with sisters Doris and Anajean; and brothers Elmer, Marion, Lowell and twin Delbert. With great pride he served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II for three years in the South Pacific. Elbert had been employed at Kingsbury Ordinance, LaPorte. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rochester. Enjoying the simple things in life, Elbert looked forward to dining out which his brother Delbert and their friends. Favorite restaurants were Ponderosa and Paradise Truck Stop where they also enjoyed coffee and chatting with friends. Summertime visits to Rochester’s little league baseball games were fun. Elbert is lovingly remembered by his brother, Delbert Young, Rochester; sister Anajean Peterson, Kewanna; niece Vivian Peterson, Kewanna; three nephews, John Paul Overmyer and wife Shawn, Rochester, Dwight Peterson and wife Venita, Winamac, and Don Peterson and wife Jovy, Kewanna; and his devoted and loyal canine companion Whiskers, the Airedale Terrier. He was preceded by his parents; two sisters, Mary Young in infancy and Doris Overmyer; and three brothers, Elmer, Marion and Lowell Young; sister-in-law Thelma Young; and two brothers-in-law, Deane Peterson and Eugene Overmyer. A celebration of the life of Elbert Young will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., with Pastor Bob Metzger officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will be on the family plot in the Moon Cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rochester. Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rochester Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected]

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 Alice Cole Prominent Peru philanthropist, Alice COLE, died Friday. Born in Chevy Chase, Md., Mrs. Cole was a secretary at the White House for the Reconstruction Finance Corp. where she met her husband, James O. Cole. She had socially known Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Alice and James Cole were married in Washington D.C. on June 10 1936. Her husband preceded her in death in 1997. While living in Washington D.C. Alice and Jim had four children, Joanne “Joey” Kubesch, Peru. Martha “Marnie” Renard, (deceased 1998), James O. Cole III, (deceased 1964), and Margaret “Mag” Russell, Indianapolis. The Coles raised their children between Washington D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Hillview, Ill, and Peru. Alice and her family were and remain active members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Alice was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Altar and Rosary Society. Alice and her husband established and funded the Kate & Cole Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund for seniors in the three Miami County high schools pursuing the fine arts, awarding two, four-year scholarships annually since 1967. Also, the Coles established the Kate & Cole Porter Memorial Scholarship at Indiana University, awarding two graduate fellowships in the School of Music each year. In 2003 Alice was a primary donor to allow for the acquisition and restoration of the Cole Porter Birthplace. As she raised her family, she was an active participant in her community. Alice was a Grey Lady volunteer with the Miami County Red Cross. She was a member of PEO and Tri Kappa civic sororities. She was champion and president of the Mississinewa County Club Ladies’ Golf Association, and she was a member of the Indiana Women’s Golf Association. She supported the Miami County Art league and spearheaded the restoration of the Peru High School art collection. Once her children left the nest, Alice cultivated her hobby of doodling into a passion for watercolors and pastels, creating many

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beautiful paintings that adorn her walls and those of her family and friends. Alice was the daughter of William and Ida Freeney. Alice had two sisters, Margaret Freeney Wadsworth (deceased) and Martha Freeney Mahon, Lenexa, Kan. Alice was proud of her eight grandchildren, who loved her very much, Fred Ashe, Birmingham, Ala., Diana “Diger” Ashe (deceased), Betsy Ashe Birmingham, Ala., Kurt Kubesch New Paris, Ohio, Maryalice Williams, Kansas City, Mo., Jay Kubesch, Oakland Park, Fla., Joe Kubesch, Hamilton, Ohio, Polly Dobbs, Noblesville; 13 great-grandchildren, Ryane Clayton, Audreyalice Kubesch, George Williams, Peter Williams, Jonathan Kubesch, Sidney Kubesch, William Kubesch, Cole Kubesch, Laughlin Ashe, Liza Ashe, Jolie Kubesch, Finley Dobbs and JT Dobbs; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Guadalupe Social Services, P.O. Box 5034 Immokalee, FL 34143, or St. Vincent DePaul, P.O. Box 1332, Peru, IN 46970. Pall bearers will be, Sid Kubesch, Steve Russell, Fred Ashe, Kurt Kubesch, Jay Kubesch and Joe Kubesch. Honorary pall bearers will be, Laughlin Ashe, George Williams, Peter Williams, Jonathan Kubesch, Sidney Kubesch, William Kubesch and Cole Kubesch. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the live of Alice Cole will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 West Fifth St., Peru, with the Rev. Francis I. Kilcline III officiating. Burial will be at the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main St., Peru. There will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to eddyfuneralhomes.com. Stephen M. Spangler Stephen Michael SPANGLER, 55, Macy died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday in the emergency room of Woodlawn Hospital.

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Survivors include his wife Nancilee Wilkinson; mother Marilyn, Logansport; two children, Amanda L. Seib, Carmel, and Michael P. Spangler, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; three siblings, Terry Cundiff, Denver, Kay Spangler, Canton, Ill., and Jeffrey Spangler, Logansport. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Monday, December 20, 2010 Ruth V. Berger Ruth V. BERGER, 91, Valdosta, Ga., died Dec. 13 at Langdale Hospice House, Valdosta, Ga. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Ruth V. Berger Ruth V. BERGER, 91, Valdosta, Ga., died Dec. 13 at Langdale Hospice House, Valdosta, Ga. Survivors include her daughter, Tamara Shrader, O’Fallen, Ill. Burial was held Monday at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Arrangements were entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Todd L. Malott Todd Lee MALOTT, 42, Mach, died Sunday in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. DonnaLee A. McKittrick DonnaLee Ann McKITTRICK, 78, died Thursday at Regency Place, Fort Wayne. Survivors include her sons, Ladean McKittrick, Bozeman, Mont., Brent McKittrick, Lynchburg, Va., and Lynn McKittrick, Phoenix

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Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church with calling one hour prior. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Charles L. Rudd Charles L. RUDD, 85, 4267 E. Indiana 110, Argos died at 3:55 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Larson Z. Zolman Larson Zachary ZOLMAN, infant, 7686 W. 1000 South, Akron, died Thursday at Parkview North, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his parents, Chris and Jenny Zolman, Akron; two brothers, Chaney and Maddox Zolman, both of Akron; and sister Caleigh Zolman, Akron. Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Alfred L. Heater Nov. 5, 1929-Dec. 20, 2010 Alfred Lee HEATER, 81, Star City, died Monday at his residence. He was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Winamac the son of Eli Lawrence and DeSales Kuhn Heater. Alfred married Lois Ann Bishop on Aug. 27, 1949, at St. Ann’s Rectory, Kewanna. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, Pulaski County Farm Bureau and the Fulton County Campers. Alfred was a lifetime farmer and dairyman. He enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, traveling and music. Alfred and Lois spent winters in Okeechobee, Fla., for 25 years.

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Survivors include his wife, Lois (Bishop) Heater, Star City three sons, Larry (Kay) Heater, Rochester, Joe (Paula) Heater, Logansport, and Ron (Joyce) Heater, Star City; six grandsons, Shane Heater, John Heater, Andrew Heater, Garth Heater, Ryan Heater, and Marc Heater; two granddaughters, Candice (Daniel) Johnston and Amanda (Chase) Bonnell; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Heater and Makinzee Johnston; and sister Marie (Blaine) Brown, Sun City Center, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli Lawrence and DeSales Kuhn Heater; four brothers, Harold Heater, James Heater, Francis “Pat” Heater, and Eli “Pete” Heater; and two sisters, Jane Carey and Ellen St. Clair. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Martin Sandhage officiating. Burial is at the Star City West Cemetery, Star City. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Al Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. immediately followed by a Scriptural Wake Service Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Star City West Cemetery or Alzheimer’s Association. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.frainmortuary.com. Maxine R. Kramer Maxine Ruth (Mueller) KRAMER, 80, Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She was born in Fort Wayne and lived there most of her life. She was the daughter of Max and Loretta (Hoeppner) Mueller. Maxine graduated from Rochester High School in 1948. Her senior year she was given an award for girls athletics from the state of Indiana. She attended Valparaiso University and River Forest Teacher College in Illinois and did her practice teaching in an orphanage in Addison, Ill. She taught school in Vincennes at St. Peter’s Lutheran School for six years. In 1953, she married Norman Kramer at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester. Norman was an Indiana Baseball Hall of Famer and Phillies Baseball Professional Scout. In 1956, they moved to Tell City then, in 1957, she was water

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safety director and life guard at Camp Koch, Tell City, for crippled children. In 1957-58, she was a home bound teacher. In 1960, they moved to Shelbyville, then in 1965 to Fort Wayne. She joined Emmanuel-St. Michael PTA. She was assistant Girl Scout and brownie leader. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church since 1966, Ladies Guild and Lutheran Home Auxiliary. From 19851994, she worked on the election board. She is survived by daughter, Kathleen (James) Liddy, Fort Wayne; son, Steve (Jennifer) Kramer, Kendallville; and two grandchildren, Max and Carl Kramer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, in 1999. Funeral Service is 10 a.m. Friday at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Preferred memorials to St. Michael Lutheran Church. Todd L. Malott Todd Lee MALOTT, 42, Denver, died Sunday morning at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Linda, Denver; father, Terry, Arkansas; two children, Hope Malott, Roann, and Andrew Malott, Wabash; and two brothers, Tony Wayne Malott, Gilead, and Troy Alan Malott, Peru. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Charles L. Rudd Charles Louie RUDD Jr., 85, 4267 E. Indiana 110, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Jan Rudd, Denver; two sons, Roy Rudd, Rochester, and Robert Rudd, Akron; and two brothers, James Rudd, Rochester, and Dale Rudd, Washington.

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Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, and visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. David L. See David Lee SEE, 71, Denver, died Monday afternoon at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his five children, Dixie Haggard, St., Louis, Mo., Tim See, Nyona Lake, Richard See, Denver, Jane Vigar, Roann, and David See, Denver; two brothers, Russell W. “Bill” See, Andover, Ill.; Ronnie See, Peru; and sister Jackie Fultz, Logansport. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Audrie M. Wright Audrie Mae (Hensley) WRIGHT, 86, 635 Oak Hill Ave., Plymouth, and formerly of Argos, died at 6:25 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Survivors include her nine children, Harold Wright, Argos, Helen Epley, Kentucky, Sandy Schori, Argos, Wanda Lloyd, Culver Rita Pennington, Argos, John Wright, Jack Wright, Culver, Joe Wright, Florida, and Janice Wright, Kentucky; and two sisters, Beatrice Patrick, Magoffin County, Ky., and Faye Duff, Argos. Services are at noon Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted with Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Thursday, December 23, 2010 Clinton Crull Nov. 5, 1934-Dec. 15, 2010 Clinton “Bud” CRULL, 76, 4157 N. 750 West, passed away at 1:41 p.m. Dec. 15 at Woodlawn Hospital.

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He was born in Leiters Ford on Nov. 5, 1934, to Wilford “Sam” Wayne and Sarah Hemminger Crull. Bud was a proud graduate of Aubeenaubee High School. On July 1 1955, Clinton and Faithe D. Bird were married in Royal Center. Their union spanned more than five decades and produced three children, Angel, Nathan and John. Faithe preceded him in death in 2007. Bud was a mechanic and a member of the Machinist Union No 1173. He was an avid NASCAR fan and an antique car fanatic. The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction was a favorite television show. As a great father and grandfather, Bud was always there for his family, putting their needs before his. Clinton is survived by a daughter, Angel Crull, Leiters Ford; two sons, Nathan Crull, Leiters Ford, and John “Chewy” Crull and wife Debbie, Leiters Ford; seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; sister Patsy Daley and husband John, Florida; and brother Charles Crull and wife Mary Jo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother Richard Crull. Private family services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Good Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Charles L. Rudd Sept. 14, 1925-Dec. 20, 2010 Charles Louie RUDD Jr., 85, 4267 E. Indiana 110, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born in Blue Diamond, Ky. on September 14, 1925, to Charles L. and Ethel M. (Hurt) Rudd. Immediately following his high school years, Charles enlisted and served our country with the U.S Marine Corps. His affiliation and camaraderie with his Marine buddies was a life long relationship as

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Charles looked forward to and was dedicated to attending all of the Marine reunions hosted all over the United States. On June 1, 1946, Charles and Jannavee Patton were married in Rochester. Their union spanned over 64 ½ years and produced two sons, Roy and Robert. Later seven grandchildren were added to the family tree. To relax Charles enjoyed camping with his family. Their style of camping evolved over the years from riding in the station wagon and pitching a tent, then their camper on the pickup, to more recently cruising and camping in their motor home. Sitting out under the moonlit skies or watching the sunset while roasting hot dogs or making pigs in a blanket was a family favorite. At home Charles had a custom fish pond dug on the farm. Over the years he enjoyed feeding the hybrid bluegills and big mouth bass. He greatly enjoyed visits of his grandchildren and the great grandkids and assisting them with landing the catch of the day from Grandpa’s pond. Charles is survived by his wife, Jan Rudd, Rochester; two sons, Roy Rudd and wife Lucinda, Rochester, and Robert Rudd and wife Karen, Akron; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James Rudd and wife Thelma, Rochester, and Dale Rudd and wife Sandy, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Nicky Joe Rudd in 2003; sister Verda Perkins; and brother Cecil Rudd. A celebration of the life of Charles Rudd Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday. Military rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected]

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Mildred A. Wagoner Mildred A. WAGONER, 95, 1729 Wabash Ave., died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Ann Hassenplug, Rochester, and Janice Zellers, LaFontaine; son David Wagoner, Rochester; and two sisters Mable Wagoner and Vernice Rhoades both of Rochester. Services are at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Friday, December 24, 2010 Dorothy J. Brower Dorothy Jean BROWER, 88, Macy, died at 6:12 a.m. Thursday at her grandson’s home in Keller, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru. Mary D. Silveus Feb. 14, 1921-Nov. 30, 2010 Mary D. SILVEUS, 89, 3325 Elmore St., Simi Valley, Calif., died Nov. 30 at Simi Valley Hospital following a brief illness. She was born February 14, 1921, in Cass County, to William and Elizabeth (Rudicel) Oatess. She spent most of her life in the Rochester and Silver Lake communities. Mary moved to California after her husband Cecil Silveus passed away in September 1996. They were married June 21, 1966, in Sliver Lake. Mary was a retired RVN and former employee of Rochester Nursing Home. She also worked at RR Donnelley & Sons, Warsaw and was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn (Carl) Haddox, Castic, Calif., and Mary Elaine Beaty, Simi Valley, Calif.; son Charles (Isela) Wendler, Las Cruces, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three step-daughters,

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Patricia “Patsy” (Richard) Goshert, Warsaw, Diane (Bud) Zoleman, Mishawaka, and Peggy (Bill) Gilger, Woodstock, Ill.; 10 stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester, St., Akron, with visitation from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Tom Craig from Silver Creek Church of God will be officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorial contributions go to Gideon’s International to purchase Bibles. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Mildred A. Wagoner Sept. 23, 1915-Dec. 22, 2010 Mildred A. WAGONER, 95, of 827 W. 13th St., passed away at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born in Miami County, on Sept. 23, 1915, to Wilbur W. and Pearl Opple Craig. Growing up as one of seven children, Mildred shared her childhood with sisters Mable, Esther, Vernice and brothers Raymond, Lloyd and Devon. On Sept. 6, 1932, Mildred and Merrel Dean Wagoner were married in Rochester. Their union spanned over 61 years and produced three daughters, Patricia, Betty Ann, and Janice and a son David. The family tree flourished later with the additions of seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a fifth generation of five great-greats. In the early years Mildred began one of her many efforts of volunteerism. Late summer she prepared garden vegetable soup by the gallons and shared it with the Reiter school students in an era prior to the inclusion of a kitchen in the schools. Mildred was a devoted member of the ladies auxiliary of Woodlawn Hospital’s “Gray Ladies.” She could be found either at the gift shop or welcoming friends and visitors at the front desk. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Fulton County Historical Society. Creating afghans by using

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the Swedish weaving technique, was one of Mildred’s treasurers she shared with family and special friends. She also enjoyed reading, especially non-fiction on Native Americans and history. At home, Mildred delighted in spoiling her family. She is remembered for her culinary skills, especially serving fresh, warm pecan rolls or hot pies from her oven. She looked forward to their preparations of Sunday dinners and hosting the family for the holidays always filling her families requests for special dishes. As the wife of a farmer, Mildred’s “thrasher’s meals,” were second to none always preparing the most delectable feasts for her husband and the hired help. Meals they all looked forward to after spending the day after harvest or bailing straw and hay. Mildred is lovingly remembered by two daughters, Janice Zellers and husband Larry, LaFontaine; Betty Ann Hassenplug and husband Richard, son David Wagoner, and two sisters, Mable Wagoner, and Vernice Rhoades, all of Rochester; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Merrel Dec. 8, 1993; daughter Patricia Egbert; granddaughter Adria Ellen Irimiger; great-grandson; Christopher Zellers; sister Esther Bowen; and three brothers Devon, Lloyd, and Raymond Craig. A celebration of the life of Mildred Wagoner will beat 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. She will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband Merrel in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery of Rochester. Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Foundation or the Fulton County Historical Society. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Frances L. Smith Frances L. SMITH, 74, 340 E. 18th St., and formerly of Star City, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

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Survivors include her two sisters, Alice M. Lutz, Culver, and Kate Herrell, Rochester; and brother William Miller, Elkhart. Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with visitation after 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Saturday, December 25, 2010 No Paper-Holiday Monday, December 27, 2010 Dorothy J. Brower Oct. 14, 1922-Dec. 23, 2010 Dorothy Jean BROWER, 88, rural Macy, died at 6:12 a.m. at her grandson’s home, Keller, Texas. She was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Logansport, the daughter of Lee and Pearl (York) Mang. She married Quentin Brower on Oct. 14, 1939, who preceded her in death Feb. 22, 2008. Dorothy was an active member, organist and worship leader in Deedsville United Methodist Church for 70 years. She was head cook at North Miami High School for 25 years, and baked wedding cakes and catered weddings for 52 years. Dorothy loved to travel and write journals of her trips, and enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. Her hobbies were reading, puzzles, television, crocheting afghans, board games, playing cards with her friends, e-mailing and collecting antique glass wear. Survivors include her daughter, Penny Mae Clemons and husband Bobby, rural Macy; three grandchildren, Darrell Clemons and wife Ruby, Keller, Texas, Don Clemons, South Bend, and Linnea Clemons, Denver; four great-grandchildren, Justin, Kristen, Joshua, and Alexis; and sister Kathryn Jones, Rochester. Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William, John, and Merritt Gillum; and sister Sue Mills.

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Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Deedsville United Methodist Church, with Pastor William Babb III officiating. Burial is at EverRest Memorial Park, Cass County. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deedsville United Methodist Church. Jack W. Holse Jack W HOLSE, 84, 436 W. Ninth St., died at 6:25 p.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Survivors include his two daughters, Susie Holse and Debbie Clark, both of Rochester; son Todd Clark, Columbia City; and brother Bob Holse, Auburn. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and an hour prior to services. Shaun McCarty Nov. 5, 1962-Dec. 23, 2010 Shaun McCARTY departed this life Thursday at Kobacker House, Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by loving friends and family. Shaun was born in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 5, 1962. He was raised in Indiana, graduating from Richmond Public High School, Richmond, and from Ball State University, Muncie. While attending Ball State University Shaun founded the Beta Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. Shaun spent most of his adult life in and around the Columbus, Ohio area, receiving more education at Ohio State University, enjoying the company of many friends, and following his favorite sports teams: the Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State Buckeyes. Shaun also attended Buddhist retreats several times each year; he felt very privileged to have Chan Master Sheng-Yen as his teacher. He found a great deal of fulfillment working as the assistant general manager of PetSmart Distribution Center in Groveport, Ohio. Recently, the associates at PetSmart were recognized by the American

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Cancer Society for rallying around Shaun after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma-a type of brain cancer- in June 2009. Co-workers would take on his workload as he went through treatment, supporting him emotionally and physically plus making financial resources available to him. Shaun touched many people throughout his life experiences, he will be missed but never forgotten by those who knew and loved him. Shaun is survived by his loving mother Mary Ann Eckhardt, Hingham, Mass., two sisters, Cara McCarty Chavez, Denver, Colo., and Cosima Zehring, Framingham, Mass.; adoring nephew and nieces Tyrone, Jessantay, and Calista Zehring, Framingham, Mass., and Annika Chavez, Denver, Colo. Shaun was preceded in death by his father, John McCarty; and loving grandparents, Dorothy and Marion Chizum and Henrietta and Murray McCarty. A celebration of the life of Shaun McCarty is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of service. Donation to HomeReach Hospice are gratefully appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com. James W. O’Brien James William O’BRIEN, 56, 303 Westwood Lane, died Dec. 10 at his residence. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, and friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Kristen L. Smiley Kristen L. SMILEY, 29, Indianapolis died at 6:49 p.m. Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She is survived by her father, Mayor Mark Smiley and his wife Jayne; two sisters, Jennifer Rae Smiley, Jayme Lyn Smiley; and two brothers, Jon R. Hartsock, Markis Ray Smiley.

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Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation fro 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Bertha H. Waltz Feb 10, 1918-Dec. 26, 2010 Bertha Hower WALTZ, 92, 1729 Wabash Ave., passed away at 8:40 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She was born on Feb. 10, 1918, in Pound, Wis., the daughter of Josiah and Charity (Reid) Hower. On June 12, 1934, in South Bend, she married Merrill Devon Waltz. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1984. Mrs. Waltz had been a homemaker and member of the DAR. She had been a volunteer Gray Lady for the Red Cross program at the old and new Woodlawn Hospital for many years, had been a volunteer at the Fulton County Historical Society, doing genealogical research, and had been a member of the Fulton Mothers Club, a group of mothers responsible for cooking the school lunches for the Fulton school students. She enjoyed knitting crocheting, sewing, reading and flowers. Survivors include her two sons, Douglas Grant and wife Alice Waltz, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Jack Edward and wife Lelia Waltz, Rochester; daughter Susan Jane and husband Dee Williams, Rochester; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven greatgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, David Waltz; one grandson; one great-grandson; two brothers; and four sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home Wednesday. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Jeffery Froehling Jeffery FROEHLING, 53, 17159 Maple Road, Argos, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Jack W. Holse Jack W HOLSE, 84, 436 W. Ninth St., was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 6:25 p.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Jack was born in Douglas, Wyo., on February 8, 1926, to Rudolph and Lena Jensen Holse. Growing up Jack shared his childhood with sister Esther and four brothers, Bob, John, Frank and Roy. Immediately following his high school years he answered the call of patriotism and served our country with the United States Army completing two tours of duty during the Korean War. On April 22, 1961, in Rochester, Jack married the love of his life, Sherry Miller. Their marriage of 49 years produced three children, Suzy, Debbie and Todd. Around home, Jack greatly enjoyed woodworking and basic home repair as he was the do-it-yourself kind of guy. Each spring he enjoyed planting flowers and vegetables and savored the harvest during the late summer. Relaxing by taking a ride around town and through the country was a favorite daily activity. His favorite cable channel was TV Land. He enjoyed watching Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Gunsmoke and M.A.S.H. Jack could be seen cheering wildly for the White Sox and anyone who played the Cubs or Yankees. Jack always enjoyed the best of times with his friends at the senior center. Chatting and catching up on the latest, his “senior family,” always kept a special seat for him at lunch. Tuesday’s

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“Bakery Bingo,” was enthusiastically called by Jack. He looked forward to helping others by volunteering with RSVP. Jack is lovingly remembered by two daughters, Susan L. “Suzy” Holse and Debora “Debbie” Clark, both of Rochester; son James “Todd” Clark, Columbia City; grandson Daniel Clark, Columbia City; brother Bob Holse and wife Beverly, Auburn; and brother-in-law Carl William “Bill” Miller and wife Fran, Rochester. Jack also leaves behind his loving canine companion, Babe, a special blend; his senior center family; and the many friends he made along life’s journey to cherish the memories. Preceding him in death are his beloved wife, Sherry; parents; sister Esther; and three brothers, Roy, John and Frank. A celebration of the life of Mr. Jack Wayne Holse will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor David Terhune will officiate. Burial will follow at the Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may visit with his family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and an hour prior to his services. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Fulton County Council on Aging. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at [email protected] Kristen L. Smiley March 1, 1981-Dec. 24, 2010 Kristen Lee SMILEY, 29, Indianapolis, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 6:49 p.m. Dec. 24 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Kristen was born March 1, 1981, in Rochester, to Mark L. Smiley and the late Sally Jo (Timbs) Smiley. As a toddler, she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and was eventually the fortunate recipient of a double lung and pancreas transplant in April 2007. Kristen graduated from Rochester High School in 1999; she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Indiana University Kokomo in 2005. She was a registered nurse at Community East Hospital, Indianapolis, in the emergency room. Her

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medical colleagues honored her with “nurse of the year” award in 2006. Survivors include her father, Mark L. Smiley and wife Jayne, two sisters, Jennifer Rae Smiley and Jayme Lyn Smiley; two brothers, Markis Ray Smiley and Jon R. Hartsock; grandmothers, Elnora (Smiley) Burton, Barb Smiley, and Emily Sehr; aunts and uncles, Fred and Susan Costa, Monte and Corinne Pickens, and Gary and Rae Ann Roberts; other numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; her dear friend and life long nurse Gail Hutchison; her beloved cats, Willis and Radar; and many wonderful friends. Preceding her in death are grandparents, Herman and Ladonna Timbs; and grandfathers Ray Smiley, John Sehr and Bryce M. Burton. A celebration of the life of Miss Kristen Lee Smiley is at 10 a.m. Friday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor David Terhune officiating. Friends may visit with her family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to services. Burial is in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Jeffery S. Froehling Jeffery S. FROEHLING, 53, 17159 Maple Road, Argos, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include his two sons, Shawn Froehling, North Ridgeville, Ohio, Christofer Froehling, Valparaiso; brother Robert Froehling, Wood River, Ill.; and six sisters, Katy Beam, Star City, Ellen Taylor, Hebron, Judy Dinkleman and Bobbie Giesler, both Phoenix, Ariz., Marie Cannon, Kouts, and Johanna Stayton, Argos. No services are being observed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 Rhoda A. Niswander Rhoda A. NISWANDER, 82, Culver, died Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver. Arrangements are pending at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Hurndon Rudd Hurndon RUDD, 83, 6352 Fort Wayne Road, died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. Survivors include his four daughters, Marcella Boyd, Rochester, Karen Clark, Rochester, Kathy Moored and husband Ron of Rochester, Debbie Powell, Rochester; four sons, Bob Rudd, Yorktown, Jack Rudd, Rochester, David Rudd, Rochester, Bernard Rudd, Denver; three sisters, Edna Penix, Salyersville, Ky., Augustine Castle, Flatgap, Ky., Barbara Daniels, Salyersville, Ky.; and brother E.J. Rudd, Salyersville, Ky. Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Richard A. Sponseller Richard A. SPONSELLER, 63, 7455 W. 100 North, Warsaw, died at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Donna Sponseller, Warsaw; three children, Kim Waggoner, Etna Green, Chris Pettit, Mentone, and Josh Pettit, LaPorte; and three brothers, Steve and Bryan Sponseller, both of Atwood, and Gary Sponseller, Etna Green. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Etna Green United Methodist Church, Etna Green, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Hazel L. Staner Hazel Leona STANER, 89, 515 Whitlock St., Bremen, died at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday at Community Hospital of Bremen.

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Survivors include her son, Larry Staner, Bremen; daughter Judy Stewart, Princeton; and two brothers Floyd and Dean Benninghoff, both of South Bend. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friday, December 31, 2010 Carl Bailey Jan. 2, 1930-Dec. 30, 2010 Carl BAILEY, 79, 2801 N. Old U.S. 31, passed away at 6:29 a.m. Thursday at his residence. He was born January 2, 1930, in Decoy, Ky., the son of Sebern and Icie (Bradley) Bailey. On June 14, 1953, in Wabash, he married Phyllis J. Crull and she survives. Mr. Bailey had been the owner and operator of Bailey’s Furniture, Rochester, for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Riverview Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis J. Bailey, Rochester; two daughters, Karen and husband David Helt, Rochester, Sandy and husband Jim Oliver, Angola; son Alan Bailey, Rochester; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Marie and husband Bob Burrous, Peru, Forrest and wife Mary Bailey, Argos, Ivory and husband Cecil Mann, Winamac, Ray and wife Rachel Bailey, Bradenton, Fla., Eddie and wife Lou Bailey, Knox, Troy and wife Frieda Bailey, North Judson, Beech and wife Linda Bailey, North Judson, and Sharon and husband Nathan Marcum, Knox; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Coaet Bailey and Morris Bailey; and two sisters, Lassie Clemens and Betty Jenson. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to

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service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to United Ministries or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Agnes Ringle Agnes RINGLE, 98, Rochester, died at 9:05 Wednesday at Chase Center, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Hurndon Rudd Jan. 21, 1927-Dec. 29, 2010 Hurndon RUDD, 83, 6352 Fort Wayne Road, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday while in the company of his loving and devoted family at his home. He was born in Salyersville, Ky., on January 21, 1927, to Noah and Julie (Coffee) Rudd, and was raised by Edna (Minix) Rudd. Growing up he was one of 15 children sharing his childhood with nine sisters and five brothers. On July 30, 1945, Hurndon married the love of his life Finettie Kraft in Salyersville, Ky. Their marriage spanned over 42 years and produced nine children, Marcella, Karen, Kathy, Debbie, Daisey, Bob, Jack, David and Bernard. The family tree flourished over the years with the additions of 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and numerous great-greats. A fan of Blue Grass Gospel, Hurndon looked forward to concerts at the Denver Community Building. Saturdays brought livestock auctions at the Rochester Sale Barn and Hurndon was always among the crowd enjoying the auction action. He loved attending horse pulling, venturing around northern Indiana. An animal lover, he maintained a fine heard of pigs and feeder calves. Planting and cultivating the flower and vegetable gardens around his home was an annual event. In the earlier years Hurndon was always

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in the thick of things canning the garden harvest. The bounty was shared with the family and at special family dinners he prepared six quarts of green beans that were enjoyed by everyone. To relax, Hurndon enjoyed the action of Western movies, Bonanza and John Wayne were among his favorites. Keeping himself in condition, he enjoyed a daily ride with his “best friend,” his stationary bicycle. Very talented with his hands, Hurndon was there to implement and oversee projects, whether it was building a pole barn with the grandchildren or helping the kids build a home he declared, “Every job needs a ‘good’ boss.” At the projects completion he would exclaim, “it’s good enough for who its for!” As the patriarch of the family, Hurndon was loved by his children admired by his grandchildren and adored by his great-greatgrandchildren. A devoted family man to four generations, he embraced nature by camping. His favorite camping locales were always with his kids and family. Each June, for well over a decade, Hurndon organized and led the family team for the Relay for Life honoring the memory of his beloved wife Finettie. If anyone needed anything Hurndon was always there to lend a helping hand, many times putting his family’s need before his own. Each day at about 1:30 p.m., he would venture to Mentone, to Teel’s Restaurant and enjoy lunch with his daughter Karen. After his meal he headed for the kitchen to help wash dishes, his way of contributing for his lunch. Hurndon is lovingly remembered by four daughters, Marcella Boyd and husband Keith, Karen Clark, Kathy Moore and husband Ron, Debbie Powell and husband Daryl, all of Rochester; four sons, Bob Rudd and fiancé Robin, Yorktown, Jack Rudd, Rochester, David Rudd and wife Linda, Rochester, Bernard Rudd and wife Katie, Denver; three sisters, Edna Penix, Salyersville, Ky., Augustine Castle, Flatgap, Ky., Barbara Daniels, Salyersville, Ky.; brother E.J. Rudd, Salyersville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife on April 8, 1988; a daughter Daisey; six sisters, Madell Rowe, Vernie Barnett, Reva Deaton, Ula Cole, Edith Hammond, and Pauline Taylor; four brothers,

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Earl Rudd, Merle Rudd, Noah Adrian Rudd, and James Rudd; daughter-in-law Susie Rudd; and son-in-law Russell Clark. A celebration of the life of Hurndon Rudd will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Amber Karkosky-Litten officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. He will be laid to eternal rest next to his beloved wife, Finettie, at the Athens-Hoover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Relay for Life. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at [email protected] Richard A. Sponseller June 19, 1947-Dec. 29, 2010 Richard A. SPONSELLER, 63, 7455 W. 100 North, Warsaw, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday. He was born on June 19, 1947, in Warsaw, to Robert O. and Ruth M. (Hawley) Sponseller. Richard married Donna (Shively) Pettit Sponseller on June 26, 1991 in Etna Green. Richard was a farmer and started helping local farmers when he was in high school. Being a simple man he loved the smell of the earth in the spring. It was then that he knew he wanted to be a farmer. After serving in the U.S. Army he returned home and owned a bulk milk route hauling milk into Milnot in Warsaw. He and his brother started raising ducks for Maple Leaf Farms which continued for a span of 30 years. Richard attended Etna Green grade school and graduated from Mentone High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army and while stationed in Vietnam Richard was wounded during a fire fight, later receiving a Purple Heart. Richard seldom spoke of his wounds and many that knew him never noticed his limp from the bullet that tore through his leg. He was a long time member of the Etna Green United Methodist church, most recently serving as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Richard served on the local Soil and Water

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Conservation Committee and was a Farm Bureau Member. Richard enjoyed collecting farm toys and Case tractors, always enjoying a tractor show and seldom missed a local toy show. He also loved attending his grandchildrens’ school and sporting events. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Donna Sponseller, Warsaw; three children, Kim and husband Eric Waggoner, Etna Green, Chris and wife Travena Pettit, Mentone, and Josh and wife Melissa Pettit, LaPorte; three brothers, Steve and wife Jan Sponseller, Atwood, Bryan and wife Lisa Sponseller, Atwood, and Gary and wife Kathy Sponseller, Etna Green; 10 grandchildren; five nephews; and two nieces.. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Etna Green United Methodist Church, Etna Green, Pastor Joe Lampton officiating. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Burial is at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green, where graveside military rites are going to be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Warsaw. Memorial contributions may be made to Etna Green United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 161 Etna Green, IN 46524. Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

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INDEX OF DECEDENTS ADAMS Tucker W., 448 ALDERFER Myron, 277 Myron Everette, 278 ALDRIDGE Hayden Mikah, 279, 285 ALLEN Margaret L., 279 ALLISON Jesse L., Sr., 32 ANDERSON Donald F., 1 Elsie (Mathias), 494 ANDREWS Gloria Ann, 60 ARNOLD Margaret Marie, 172, 173 AULT Freda, 320 Freda N., 322, 331 Sandra Gene, 397 Sandy Gene, 400, 402 BABCOCK Viola B., 403 Viola Berthene, 404 BACA Tracy K., 395 BACKUS Daniel Duaine, 161, 163 BAILEY

Carl, 521 Charlene Louise (Safford), 105, 134 BAKER Elnora W., 336, 339 William Eugene, 19 William Eugene "Curly", 24 BALDWIN David L., 366 David Lee, 332 BALLENGER Reatha L., 182 BALLER Jimmie T., 305 BANGEL Mary L. (Dellinger), 144 BARKER Judith, 54 Judith E., 55 BARLOW Isaac Harold, 287, 290 BARNES Horace L., 416 BARR Zerelda Elizabeth Frick Elliott, 125 BASEHOAR Gerald R. "Bob", 385 BASILE James J., Sr., 47, 49 Robert A., 357, 361

BAUER Richard R., Jr., 432 Richard Rohm, Jr., 405 BAUMGARTNER W. Wayne, 490 BEEHLER Leonard, 183 BENNETT Margaret O., 90 Paul G. "Captain", 142 BERDINE Cedric Leroy, 175 BERGER Ruth V., 503 BERLASTY Lloyd, 495 BERRY David G., 341 David Glenn, 341 BICK Jim D., 105, 108 BIEGHLER James E., 57 BILTZ Amanda "Helen", 454 Amanda Helen, 457 BIXLER-STUART Rylan Leon Emery, 64 BLACK Amber A., 417, 419 BLACKBURN Ethel I., 227 BLAMEUSER

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Carolyn M., 302 BLANKENSHIP Paula Faye Stahl, 371 BLUE Marjorie J., 85 Marjorie Joan, 88 Robert L., 85 Robert Lee, 88 BOGSETH Gerald "Jerry", 376 Gerald T. "Jerry", 378, 381 BOOKWALTER Ida, 48, 50 BOWMAN Wilma, 320 BRAASCH Stephanie Renee, 92, 93 BRADLEY Claude, Sr., 280 Emma Jean (McCorkle), 219 Henry C., 283, 286 Henry Charles, 281 BRAINERD Richard M., 315, 316 BRANDT Jean A., 67, 68 BRESSLER Connie L., 273 BROCKUS Robert Wayne, 392 BROWER Dorothy Jean, 510, 513 BROWN Charles Davis, 63 Dorothy L., 19

Marvin H., 161 BRYANT David L., 452 BURROUS Kermit O., 210, 211 BUTLER William A. "Bill", 489 BUTTERMORE Elsie E., 421 BUZBEE Billie Jo "B.J.", 31, 32 BYERS Teddy Allen, 7 CAMPBELL Claude, 229, 233 Dale A. "Butch", 224, 226 Harley D., 448 Mary Katherine, 312 CARPENTER Chester Ray, 145 Chester Ray "Bald Eagle", 147 Robert D. "Chief", 153 Robert Dale "Chief", 154, 156 CARROLL Mary Beth, 264 Mary Beth (Schroeder), 265 CARVEY L. Bruce, 436 Lester Bruce, 437 CASTLE

Alvah P. "Pete", 119 CENCION Royal C., 481 CHAPIN Treva Mae, 229 CLARK Bob S., 129 Bobby Smoker, 131, 135 M. Opal, 473 CLARKSON Emily Rose, 357 CLAVERS Florence M., 441, 443 CLEMONS Jamey Ray, 154, 157 COAHRAN Hazel M., 363, 366 COLACICCO Betty, 370, 371, 372 COLE Alice, 501 COLEMAN Opal, 193 Opal J., 195 COLLINS Melvin Roscoe, 245 Robert G., 358 CONLEY Jerry, 323, 327 CONRAD Paul G. "Peewee", 237 COOK Olga "Marie", 458, 460

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COPELAND Bob, 334 CORN Eleanor, 241 COX Dale, 383, 384 Michael Dale, 401 CRABBS Nettie Ray, 271, 272 CRAFT-HENSLEY Rhoda Elizabeth (Vires), 8 CRAIG Elnora L., 104 CRALL Catherine, 120 Catherine E., 123 CRAWFORD Thomas C., 493, 496 CRISPEN Vickie R. Looker, 340 Vickie Renee Looker, 341, 342 CRISSINGER Stephanie, 220 Stephanie J., 220 CROW Craig William, 5 CROWELL Michael Loren, 45 CRULL Clinton "Bud", 496, 497, 507 CRUM Russell N. "Rusty", 268, 271 CUMBERLAND Robert E., 455, 459

DANCY Virginia F., 444 DANIELS Gary Post Sterling, 234 DARLAND Richard Eugene "Rick", Jr., 432 DAULTON Betty D., 281 DAVIDSON Dale M., 37 Janyce, 314 Janyce Rae, 317, 318, 320 DAVIS Georgia E., 398, 401 Merle G., 133 DeHAAN Roberta J., 451 DEVEREUX Bernice O., 277, 282 DEZELAN Richard "Dick", 180, 181 DIEHL Joyce A., 346, 350 DITTMAN Richard, 246 Richard Dean, 248 DONAHUE Dennis George, 346 DONALDSON Dorothy Mae, 498 DuBOIS Charlotte, 485, 486 DUFFIN

Ruthie Jean, 405, 406 DUNCAN Kenneth Eugene, 259 DUNN Mary E., 356 Sharon E., 229 EGE Willard "Duke", Jr., 228 Willard, Jr., 227 EIZINGER Dale, 134 Dale A., 136 ELLIOTT Mildred F. Jones, 438, 441 Mildred Jones, 436 ELSEA Darlene J., 131 ERDMANN Marie Louise, 268 FAIRCHILD Donna Lou, 462 FAYLOR Verna, 59 Verna Lenora, 63 FERRELL Rosebud, 466 FISH Burnette C. "Bunny", 483, 485 Laura M., 191 FISHER Marcia Lynn "Mert", 476 FLENNER Donald D., 14 FLITCRAFT

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Walter R. "Walt", Sr., 74 FOX Nancy Lee, 264 FREDRICKS Ben, 305 FRITTS Marilyn L., 335, 336 FROEHLING Jeffery, 517 Jeffery S., 519 FULTZ Deborah Jo (Hall), 179 FUNK Elvin "Busse", 325 Merlin D., 31 Willen L. "Timer", 427 GARN Carol, 383 Carol J., 391 GARRISON Kenneth, 359, 373, 374 GARVER Donna M., 474 GEARHART Opal Laree, 212 GEDEON Bernice M., 29, 30 GEIER Mary K., 493, 494 GEIGER Cindy L., 38, 40 GERALD Laura J., 428, 429 GEYER Loren Roger, 455 GIBBLE

Rodney, 318 Rodney K., 321 GILLESPIE Jay M., 6 GINN Janice L., 253 GLAZE Leo Lawrence, 69 GOOD Larry Lee, 422, 423 MaryNelle, 396 GOODRICH Thora L. Simons (Bagwell), 160 GRAHAM Janice E. (Hogan), 113, 116 GRAY Elizabeth Ann, 269 GREEN Arletta J., 308 GRIFFIS Bill G., 4, 191 GRISWOLD Kenneth, 36 GROSSMAN Ruth H., 291 GROVES Ted, 69 Ted A., 70 GRUBBS Timothy A., 222 GRYALBA Michael, 292, 294, 299 GUILLAUME Harriet A., 314 GULLETT Michael E., 203 GUNNELS Judith, 54

Judith K., 57 HAGER Ella Louise, 300 HALE Gary, 221 HALFAST Richard W., 8 Richard W., M.D., 9 HALL Britany A., 148, 151 Earl Clayton, 215, 217 HAMMOND Ferol, 75, 77 Mildred E., 467 HANSEN Richard M., 162 HARDIMAN Dave, 149 HARPER Bonnie Rue, 126, 127 HARSH James M. "Jim", 257 HART Howard R., Sr., 141 M. "Kay", 275 HARTLE Kenneth W., 477 Kerry A., 456 HARTMAN Betty C., 67 Eva, 117 Eva P., 120 HASTINGS David E., 386 HATCH

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Philip Michael "Mike", 186 HATFIELD Isabell, 288 HATTERY Kenneth E., 155 HEATER Alfred Lee, 504 HECKAMAN Josie M., 114 HEISLER David Allen "Dave", 187 HEMINGER Phyllis O. (Arone), 463 HENDERSON Pauline Ruby, 82 HENSLEY Clay, 94 Richard "Dick", Sr., 230 HESS Helen Grace, 430 Helen Grace (Behmer), 433 HEYDE Lalla J., 165, 166 Russell L., 326 HIERS Emma, 356 Emma Lou, 359 HIGGINS Willard D., 20 HILEMAN Sharon J., 2, 4 HITE Dorothy "June", 170 Dorothy J., 169 HODGE

Evelyn, 13 HODGES James A. "Jimmy", 493 HOEHNE Lowell L., 433 HOGE James W., 373 HOLIDAY David E., 26 David Elmer, 27 HOLLAR Delores A., 184 Delores Ann (Guyse), 188 HOLMES Eugene W., 201 HOLSE Jack W., 514, 517 HONKOMP Reba Lucille, 254 HOOVER Lois Gene, 124 HOSTETLER Shane Allen, 93 HOTT John V., 65 HUDKINS Francis, 439 HUGHES Tamra Lynn (Hopf) "Tammy", 449, 452, 486 HUMES M. Evone, 33 HUNTER Lorraine Beth, 450 Margaret M., 60 HUTCHISON Judith Ann, 420 HYDEN

Glen A. "Mutt", 33, 34 IMHOFF Edward R., 491, 492 IRWIN John S., 335, 338 ISBELL Horace J. "Izzy", 222, 225 JACKSON Carma, 204 Carmella Lether, 207 JACOB Joseph E., 363, 367 JAGGER Kenneth R. "Kenny", 53 JENKINS Gilbert R., 38 JENNENS Mary Frances, 363, 364 JENNINGS Beverly J., 188 Beverly June, 190 JOHNSON Dorothy M., 250 Florence Juanita (Cutshaw), 282, 284, 288 Karen S., 233 Karen Sue, 234 Norma J., 251, 255 Wayne R., 368 KABELL Dorine, 101 Dorine Iva, 103 KAMP Lester "Les", 51

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KANE Karen A., 458 KANTZER Laura, 468 KEFFABER Barbara Ann (DeMarco), 365 KEHOE Richard Lawrence, Jr., 436 KELLY Floyd T. "Tom", 270 Floyd Udell, 191 KEMPLE Sue E., 9 KIMMEL Lois Arlene, 15 KINCAID Frances D. "Fran", 478, 483 KIRKPATRICK Wesley A., 119 KISTLER Patricia Sue "Pat", 58 KNEELAND Mary M., 40 KOEBKE Helen, 347 Helen J., 350 KOHLS Betty R., 138 KOONTZ Lisa Joanelle (Harman), 478 KOPIS Donald F., 353 Donald Fred, 354 KOUSKOUSAKIS Steve Kostas, 310

KRAMER Maxine Ruth (Mueller), 505 KREAMER Ralph C., 169 KRESCH Melissa Ann "Missy", 410 KRIEGHBAUM William Ross, 425, 428 KRUGER Mary "Florence", 16 LANGLEY Jonathan Edgar William, 386, 387 Jonathon Edgar, 384 LARKIN Marie K., 21 LATIMER Garnet A., 259 LAWSON Rita, 491 LEASURE Larry Lee, 316, 318 LEBO Charles Edward "Ed", Jr., 362 LEININGER Virginia Lou, 328, 335 LEMBKE Christine S., 393 LEMLER Glenn S., 395 LEWIS Beatrice Pauline, 207

Beatrice Pauline "Bea", 208 Elmer, 78 Orville R. "Dick", 482 Ricky D., 101 Rose, 149 Rose Ann, 156, 158 LEWKE E. Richard, 105, 106 LISTENBERGER Irene B., 370 LONG Laurabell June, 52 LOVELL Noah, 216 LOWE Gregory A., 235 Gregory Alan, 237, 244 LOWRY James Allen, 144, 146 LYNCH James E., 323 MacQUILLAN Ruth B., 125 MAHLER Dorothy V., 338 Larry Richard "Hammer", 292 MALOTT Martha E., 302 Todd Lee, 503, 506 MANNS Lucas Ray, 336, 338, 344 MANSER Clarence, 350 MARLATT

532

David E., 434 MASTER Elsie E. Turner (Wharton), 163, 167 MATHIAS James Robert "Bob", 17 Marjorie Faye, 306, 307 MAY Colleen, 328, 329 Colleen M., 316 Winfred, 344 MAYNARD Mary Aileen "Benny", 484 McCALLA Blanche Jo, 235, 237 McCANE Wendell Eugene, 249 McCARTY Shaun, 514 McCLAIN Oden Lee, 194 Odon Lee, 192 McCONKEY Shad Lee, 2 McGEE Charles F. "Chuck", 79, 83, 84 Robert E., 127 Robert E. "Bob", 129 McHENRY Martha J., 172, 173 McKEE Mary Edith, 171

McKITTRICK DonnaLee Ann, 503 McMILLEN Gregory L., 106, 109 McQUEARY Virginia A., 247 McSHERRY Wilbur L., 193 McTAGGART Dolores R., 275 MESTER Dorothy M., 32, 34 MEYERS Charlotte Beatrice (Abbott), 475 MIELKE Isabel L., 389 MIKESELL Marvin A., 470, 485 MILLER Dorothy M., 52 Glen Edward, 105 Glenn Edward, 106 Mabel, 236 Mabel E., 238, 241 Ralph Wayne, 225 Robert C., 468 MINARIK Joseph John, 398 MINGLIN Richard J., 340 MOLINARO Mario, 449 MONTAGUE Winston G., 12 MONTGOMERY Helen J., 117 Ruby, 394

MOORE Mary, 464 Mary I., 345, 346 Mary Isabelle, 347 Mary Kilborn, 471 Terri Lou, 460 MORIARTY James Patrick, 92 MOW Robert M., 404, 406 MULL James Alan, 365 MULLIKIN Betty J., 70 MULVANEY Norene, 403 MURPHY Gail Edward, 22 Marcella Mae, 152 MUSHINSKI Richard, 293, 294 MUSIC Carol Ann (Scott), 251, 252 NELSON Dick J., 222 NETTROUER Kenneth C., 283 NEWMAN Carol A., 71 NEWTON Paul Blake, 389 NICHOLS Helen, 466, 468 NISWANDER Rhoda A., 520 NOTTINGHAM Charles Edward, 308 NYEHOLT

533

Raymond E., 292, 294 O’BRIEN James W., 489, 496 James William, 515 O’ROURKE Madeline Ann, 393, 394 OBERG Stephanie Rene, 119, 121 ODEN Linda L., 310, 312 OGLE Cassidy W., 471 Cassidy Wayne, 472 OLIVER Joseph M., 208 ORANGLAS Charles A. "Chuck", 491 OSBORN Jean Gregory, 253 OSORIO Maria Elisa, 388 OVERLANDER Lawrence D. "Salty", 142, 143 OVERMYER Donald, 296 Donald D., 297 Esther L., 274, 276 Jack K., 197 PAIGE Baxter W., 296 PALMER Rhonda, 370 Rhonda Kay, 374 PASEKA Heather, 73

Heather Irene, 75, 85 PATTERSON Charles E. "Chuck", 46 PENA Cruz, 161 Cruz F. "Cuca", 163, 164 PETERSON Arthur Dale, 228 PHILLIPS Thelma L., 147 Thelma L. (Steininger), 149 PIERCY Paul T., 301 PIETZ David G., M.D., 479 PITTMAN Dallas Rosie, 221 PLETCHER Donald G., 297 POHLMAN Catherine, 232 PONTIOUS Patricia Sue "Patty", 115, 118 POWELL Dorla M., 499 Patricia Irene, 23 POWERS Mary, 475 PRATER JoAnn, 213 Orville, 203, 204 PUGH John T., 293 PYLE

Zula F. (French), 464, 466 QUACKENBUSH Vada, 214, 216 QUICK John, 42 RAGER Paul Dean, 188 Shirley, 7 RANS Jason Z., 83, 86 RATHFON Annabelle, 90, 91 RAVENCROFT Julie, 236 Julie G. (Grotelueschen), 243 RAY Tim, 179 RAYL "Pug" Noreen, 15, 18 "Pug" Noreen Alexander, 26 REDDICK Ralph E., 128 REDINGER Vivian J., 314 Vivian June, 316 REDLIN William J. "Billy", 31 REIBLY Nancy L., 39 REID Charles E., 302, 306 RENBARGER Jeanne B., 206 RENTSCHLER

534

Henry Adam "Hank", 102 Kathryn Grace (VanDuyne), 95 RHOADS James L., 169 RHODES Dean, 267 RHODY Jack L., 180 RICHARD Joseph Jacob, 260 Robert A. "Bob", 493 RICHARDSON Ann, 356, 360 RICHER Leah M., 87 RICHHART Anna Pauline, 261, 262 RINGLE Agnes, 522 ROBISON Nicole, 390 ROBY Judy Ann, 59 RODENBERG Dorothy G., 355 ROHRER Frederick D., 122 Frederick Daniel, 122 ROWLAND Rusty, 222 Rusty A., 223 RUDD Charles L., 504 Charles Louie, Jr., 506, 508 Hurndon, 520, 522

RUNGE Doris A., 298 RYAN Barbara S., 137 Barbara Sue (Lacefield), 139 SCHAAF James M., 422, 424 SCOTT James, 258 James F., 261 SECRIST Eugene M., 79 SEE Carolyn Maxine, 162 David Lee, 507 Genevere C., 465 SELLS Lloyd William, 303, 304 SEWARD Mary L. "Barney", 444 SEYMOUR Jeffrey R., 250 SHAFER Raymon E., 69 SHAMBARGER Lewis N. "Bob", 230 SHEETZ John, 354 John A., 354, 357 SHEPARD Tina M., 227 SHOCK Johathon D., 306 Jonathan D., 309 SHOEMAKER

Eileen (Pershing), 309 Malcolm G., 107 SHRIVER Helen (Strebe), 439 SHULL Carol Ann, 205 SIGLER Nolan, 313 SILVEUS Mary D., 488, 510 SIMONS Colt William, 413 SIPE Barbara J., 103 SKIDMORE Ruth, 442, 445 SMELSER Delta L., 290 SMILEY Kristen L., 515 Kristen Lee, 518 SMITH Donna J., 489, 492 Dorothy Marcella, 181, 182 Eula R., 430 Faye E., 442 Frances L., 512 James A., 61, 66 Norma J., 236, 239 SNYDER A.C. "Al", 48 Alpheus C. "Al", 53 F. William "Bill", 475 Pauline E., 183 SOWERS Marilyn A., 138 SPANGLE

535

Russell Dean, 196 SPANGLER Stephen Michael, 499, 502 SPATH Helen D., 407 Helen D. (Krekemeyer), 414 SPENCER Janet Reed (Overfield), 107, 112 SPITLER Terry K., 28 SPONSELLER Richard A., 520, 524 St. CLAIR Mary Edith, 447 STAHL Richard Dee, 131 STAMBAUGH Patricia L. "Patty", 19 STANER Hazel Leona, 520 STEININGER Margaret A., 8 STEVENS Delbert D., 487 STEWART Wendall Leon, 410, 411 STONES Clayr, 397 Clayr Lee "Cork" "Stoney", 398 Lois A., 452, 453 STRADERDUNNELL

Sylvia P., 16 STUDDARD Amanda "Mandy", 221 Amanda L. "Mandy", 231 STUTZMAN Selina "June", 376, 378 SULLIVAN Roland E., 467 Roland Eugene, 469 SUMMERS Howard Lynn "Hank", 251 SURFACE Robert M. "Bobby", 431 SUSITS Sara Kathleen, 43, 44 SUTTON Harold L., Sr., 201 SWEENEY Jospeph P., 41 SWICK Ilo E., 397 SWOPE Alice Nora, 94, 96 Floanna, 349 Floanna R., 351 TAFLINGER C. Jane, 435 TALBOTT Ronald Jay, 71 TAYLOR Dennis D., 347, 349, 352 Norma L. Kinley, 319, 324

TEBBEN Joseph Anthony, Jr., 62 THOMAS Joyce Ann, 202 THOMPSON Thomas D. "Tom", 183, 185 THORRINGTON Nellie G., 53 Russell G. "Junior", 87, 88 THOUSAND Lowell Duaine, 417 TILLMAN Bruce K., 440 TIMBERS Robert, 144, 150 Robert Leroy, 146 TINNEY James Damon, 276 TODD Maxine M., 59, 64 TOLLEY Samuel L., 454, 456 TOSTEVIN Richard M., Sr., 251 TOWNSEND Dorothy A., 284 TRACY Robert W., 345 TRIGG James Ned, 407 TROUTMAN Charles E., 426 Violet, 9, 12 TROYER Brent Allen, 277 TUCKER

536

Olive I., 382 UMMEL Joyce "Max", 407 URBIN Brian Dee, 256 Ruth (Nellans), 97 VAN LUE Robert E. "Bob", 140 VanDerWEELE Wayne J. "Skip", 80 William J. "Skip", 75 VanMETER George Weldon "Wad", 99 VanSCOY Joanna W., 48 WAGNER Eleanor M., 420 WAGONER Beverly, 24 Beverly Ellen, 29, 30 Mildred A., 510, 511 WAKELAND Jane A., 178 WALKER Brandon C., 476, 480 WALLACE Dean, 323 WALLS Curtis "Curt", 93 WALTON Maryanna, 105, 107 WALTZ

Bertha (Hower), 516 WARNER Rachel A., 471 WATSON Elizabeth Geraldine "Jerry", 349, 353 WEAVER Leroy W., 239 WEBB Chloe "Mae", 152 WEEKS George F., 210 George Fredric, 214 WEIDNER Opal, 127, 128 Opal B., 130 WEISS Peggy, 43 Peggy Jean, 43, 44 WELLS Mary Helen Piper, 415 WELSH Frances B., 257 WERNZ Stephen E., 476 WERT Don, 59 WHETSTONE Dale R., 296 WHISLER Willis "Bill", 427 WHITAKER Martha, 94, 100 WHITE Edward A., 157 Marcella P., 370 WHITTENBERGER Maggie C., 377

WIERINGA Nita J., 191, 193 WILDES Mary G., 432 WILLARD Rickey, 116 Rickey D., 119 WILLIAMS Frances Gail (Eikenberry), 52 WILLYERD Geraldine, 76 Geraldine Williams, 81 WILSON E. Wayne, 236, 240 Geneva (Mason), 457, 462 WOOD Florence, 70 Florence Arlene, 72 Irvin L., 313 WOODCOX Melvin B., 271 WOOLINGTON Donald L., 391 WRIGHT Audrie Mae (Hensley), 507 Edgar E., 354 Elizabeth Ann, 473, 481, 487 YEAZEL Kenneth I., 377, 379 YOUNG Cleo, 35 Cleo W., 36 Elbert V., 497 Elbert Vincent, 499 ZARTMAN

537

Charlene A., 261, 263 Thomas V., 3 William G. "Buss", Jr., 74, 76, 81 ZECHIEL Ferris B., 151, 153 ZELLERS Virgil R., 380 ZENGRI David A., 46 ZIMMERMAN Helen P., 34 ZOLMAN Fred Gene, 409 Larson Zachary, 504 ZON Bernadine C., 481 ZWECKER Margaret B., 236

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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA OBITUARIES 2010 ROCHESTER SENTINEL

COMPILED BY

Phyllis M. McGurk

2011