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OBITUARIES - TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2000
DOROTHY JEAN CARROLL-COOLEY, 52, died Saturday at Life Care Center. Born in East Chicago, she was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, Michael Davis of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Anitra Carroll of Fort Wayne; a brother, the Rev. A.O. "Addie" Carroll of Dallas; a sister, Elsie M. Gibson of Fayette, Miss.; and four grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at True Love Baptist Church, 715 E. Wallace St. Calling from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carmichael Funeral Service, 831 E. Jefferson Blvd. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery.
FLORENCE FRANKE FETTER, 92, of Indianapolis, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, she was an auditor at Minx Furniture Co., Indianapolis, for several years. She also owned Fetter Realty Co., Indianapolis. She was past president of the Women's Department Club and Indianapolis Council of Women. She was past national vice president of Sigma Beta National Sorority and past president of Aristo Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia L. Price; a son, Robert E.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, Indianapolis. Calling from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorials to donor's choice.
ELLIONNA MAUREEN HENRY was stillborn Sunday at Parkview Hospital. Surviving are her parents, Chanin and Steve Jr.; three brothers, Steven Paul III, Kaleb Joseph and Samuel Williams, all at home; a sister, Hanna Marie at home; her grandparents, Steve and Nancy Henry and Deb Tricker, all of Fort Wayne; and great-grandparents, Jerry Henry, Mary Ellen Schmidt, Ilene Pierce, all of Fort Wayne and Alfred Ember of Florida. Graveside services at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Ave. Memorials to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
LEO R. KASTNER, 86, died Monday at his home. Born in Huntington, he owned and operated Parkmoor Carry Out, retiring in 1982. He had been a tool and die maker at General Tire in Wabash and co-owner and co-operator of Crown Tool in Wabash for 16 years. He also had worked at Franklin Electric for two years. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; three sons, Robert J. of Wabash, Ronald E. of Cincinnati and William F. of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Huntington. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, with a rosary service at 6 p.m. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Huntington. Memorials to the church or Parkview Home Health Care/Hospice.
DAVID L. MYERS, 56, died Saturday at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked at Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Co. for 31 years. Surviving are two sisters, Patty A. LaCroix of Jacksonville, Ill., and Mary Jane Fultz of Hale, Mich.; and three brothers, Roger G. of Mildenhall, England, Harry J. of Frisco, Texas, and Philip Brent of Rochester Hills, Mich. Graveside services at 10 a.m. Friday in Highland Park Cemetery, 2403 E. Wallen Road. Memorials to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
ELEANORE B. PLATKA, 80, of Santa Ana, Calif., died Friday at Sunflower Gardens. Born in Cleveland and formerly of Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker. Her husband, William J. Jr., died in 1965. Surviving are a son, William J. III of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; a daughter, Amy Bongiorno of Stevensville, Md.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main St. No calling. Memorials to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St.
DORIS ELAINE SCHWALM, 72, of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday at Bethany Healthcare in Nashville. Born in Coesse and formerly of Fort Wayne, she was a computer operator at Magnavox, retiring in 1988 after 25 years. Her husband, Joe, died in 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Vicki Deluca of Nashville, Tenn., and Judy Byers of Alamogordo, N.M.; two sisters, Joyce Wood of Fort Wayne and Betty Wood of Columbia City; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St. Calling from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
MARJORIE L. DECKER, 79, died Monday at Swiss Village, Berne. Born in Adams County, she was a nurse before retiring. She had worked at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Beyer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich., and at the University of Michigan Hospital. Her husband, Wayne L., died in 1982. Surviving are two daughters, Julia A. Decker of Logansport and Christine Zelmer of Battle Creek, Mich.; a brother, Dr. Robert Boze of Berne; three sisters, Allene Mosser of Berne, Lucille Hunt of Morgantown, Pa., and Rosemary Jellison of Florence, S.C.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, with calling an hour before services. Calling also from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne. Burial in Arborcrest Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich. Memorials to the church, Swiss Village or Alzheimer's Association.
LEONA B. MILLER, 76, of Coldwater, Mich., died Sunday at her home. Born in LaGrange County and formerly of Churubusco, she was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Rollin Sr.; three daughters, Judy Hawver of Butler, Sandra Boren of Auburn and Ronda Creech of Churubusco; four sons, Rollin Jr. and Terry, both of Coldwater, Mich., and Mike and Steven, both of Churubusco; 25 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Bruce and a daughter, Lynette. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Calling from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Memorials to the family.
THELDA MAY GUNTER, 87, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Born in Fort Wayne, she worked at Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw. Her husband, Elmer, died in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Eva Griffith of Claypool; five sons, Doyle and Marvin, both of Claypool, Richard of Kissimmee, Fla., Kenneth of Campbell, Calif., and Herbert of North Manchester; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Leonard and Virgil Wise, both of Warsaw and Leon Wise of Bremerton, Wash. She also was preceded in death by two sons. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Claypool.
MARY C. GRANT, 85, died Monday at Lifecare Center of Fort Wayne. Born in Whitley County and formerly of Columbia City, she was a supervisor at United Telephone Co., retiring in 1981. Her husband, Keller E., died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Joan Rogers of Clare, Mich.; a grandchild; and a brother, LaMar Betzner of California. She also was preceded in death by a son, Michael. Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with calling two hours before services. Burial in Nolt Cemetery, Columbia Township.
MARGARET JUNE THOMAS, 80, died Sunday at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. Born in Marion, she was former co-owner of Thomas Refrigeration in Hartford City. Surviving are her husband, Robert M. "Bob"; a son, Steven E. of Hartford City; a daughter, Kathy A. Buchanan of Muncie; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther O. Weseli of Indianapolis; and two brothers, Robert C. Overmyer of Carmel and Clyde H. Overmyer Jr. of Fort Collins, Colo. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Jean Thomas. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, Hartford City, with calling two hours before services. Calling also from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City. Burial in Hartford City Cemetery. Memorials to Gideon International, P.O. Box 773, Marion, IN 46952.
CAROLYN LUAN BURLTON, 67, died Sunday at Community Care Center, Wabash. Born in Indianapolis, she was a secretary at Vocational Rehab. Her husband, John Andrew, died in 1988. Surviving are a son, Andrew of Elwood; five daughters, Deborah Gaedtke and Kathleen Blacklidge, both of Indianapolis, Theresa Casey of Dania, Fla., Patricia Meagher of Wabash and Jane Howard of Hagerstown; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her father and stepmother, Donald E. and Marge Wright of Nashville; two brothers, Donald Wright Jr. and Stephen Wright, both of Indianapolis; and a sister, Mary Messer of Indianapolis. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Huntington. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hart Funeral Home, Huntington, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Huntington. Memorials to cancer society.
RICKY WAYNE COHEN, 46, died Thursday in a traffic accident. Arrangements pending at Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington.
ROBERT "HAP" PAUL RUCH, 72, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Syracuse. A lifetime resident, he worked at Goshen Auto Electric for 20 years. He also owned and operated Ruch's Service, retiring in 1993. Surviving are his wife, Wilma; a daughter, Myra Steele of Milford; a son, Douglas of Milford; four grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Longcor of Goshen and Wilma Berkey of Bristol; and two brothers, Elmer of Milford and Fred of Warsaw. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Mishler Chapel, Milford. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a Masonic memorial service at 7:45 p.m. Burial in Milford Cemetery. Memorials to Milford Fire Department or Parkinson Disease Foundation.
ANTHONY SCOTT BOWLING, 23, died Sunday at his home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a factory worker. Surviving are his parents, Earl and Ida Sparks of Wabash; his grandparents, Orion Sparks of Wabash and Bethel Bowling of Van Lear, Ky.; and a sister, Helen Sparks of Wabash. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel, Wabash. Calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Memorials in to the family in care of Frances Slocum Bank, Wabash.
TYLER LEE AND AUSTIN MICHAEL FOREMAN were stillborn Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Surviving are their parents, Michael Foreman and Sarah Hough of Winona Lake; their grandparents, Charlotte Foreman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gary Foreman of Warsaw and Charles and Mary Baker of Winona Lake; a brother, Michael Lee Hough of Winona Lake; and two sisters, Elizabeth Marie Hough and Katlyn Nichole Hough, both of Winona Lake. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with calling starting at 8:30 a.m. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
LULU FAY SCHOOLEY, 89, died Monday at Fountain Manor Care Center, Hicksville. Born in Warsaw, Ind., she had worked at Ray's Restaurant, Antwerp. Her husband, Ralph, died in 1992. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Conners of Coldwater, Mich., and Caroljean Lee of Ashland; and four grandchildren. Services at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. Fort Wayne time) Wednesday at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, with calling an hour before services. Calling also from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp. Memorials to Diabetes Foundation.
GLADYS M. BROWN, 83, died Saturday at Miller House, Celina. Born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., she retired from Huffy Manufacturing Corp., Celina. Her husband, William S., died in 1992. Surviving are a son, James of Flint, Mich.; a daughter, Ginger Bye of Montezuma; a sister, Lizzy Butler of Summertown, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a son, Larry. Services at 1 p.m. EDT (noon Fort Wayne time) Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, with calling two hours before services. Calling also from 5 to 9 p.m. EDT today. Burial in Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. Memorials to Celina Visiting Nurses Association.
RUSSELL C. WEISMAN, 77, died Sunday at Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford. Born in Celina, he was a retired farmer. His wife, Mary, died in 1998. Surviving are a son, Jerry of Celina; two daughters, Jane Bruns and Jennifer Kroske, both of Celina; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Florence Adams of Celina and Esther Hoch of Huntington. Services at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. Fort Wayne time) Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, with calling an hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina. Burial in North Grove Cemetery, Celina. Memorials to the church or Celina Area Visiting Nurses.
GLADYS ELOISE CHURCHMAN, 77, died Monday at Parkview Nursing Home, Edgerton. She was born in Tillamook, Ore. Her husband, Lester, died in 1993. Surviving are two brothers, John Boone of Woodburn, Ore., and Fredrick Boone of Yuba, Calif.No services or calling. Burial at a later date. Memorials to Salvation Army. Arrangements by Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan.
WILLIAM NELSON HORNER, 82, died Sunday at his home. Born in Oakwood, he was a farmer and worked at Johns Mansfield in Defiance, retiring in 1984. His wife, MaDonna, died in 1984. Surviving are a son, William W. of Holgate; two daughters, Janice Donaldson of Continental and Judy Frederick of Oakwood; eight sisters, Leota Roberts of Zephyrhills, Fla., Helen Johnson of Oakwood, Hazel Sierer and Nancy Noffsinger, both of Paulding, Lois Schweigel and Joan Bowman, both of Fort Wayne, Ruby Buckmaster of Ashley, Ind., and Jeanette Dimock of Defiance; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Heidepriem. Services at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. Fort Wayne time) Wednesday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Oakwood, with calling an hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 8 p.m. EDT today and 9 a.m. to noon EDT Wednesday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood. Memorials to church building fund or Home Health of Paulding County Hospital.