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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2000
MAXYNE V. ADAMS, 79, died Monday at Markle Health Center. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a secretary for 10 years at Alcoa Inc. before retiring in 1976. Surviving are her husband, Morris M.; two daughters, Bonnie A. Kelly of Six Mile, S.C., and Michelle Adams of Miami; two sons, John M. Adams of Monte Vista, Colo., and Gerald W. Adams of Churubusco; two sisters, Lois Ellis and Janell Lecher, both of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with calling one hour before services. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials to Simpson United Methodist Church or the Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
ALBERTA BRAGG, 88, died Monday at Beverly Rehabilitation Center. Born in Hope, Ark., she was a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Royal of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at Micheaux Funeral Home, 1338 Eliza St. Calling one hour before services. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
ROBERT L. BUNN, 72, died Tuesday at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was owner and operator of Robert L. Bunn Trucking, retiring in 1989 after 21 years. For the last eight years, he had worked at Bunn Asphalt Paving. Surviving are his wife, Juanita J.; five sons, Michael R. of West Palm Beach, Fla., John C. of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Steven A. and Robert P., both of Fort Wayne and Gregory L. of Ossian; a sister, Lorene Gump of North Webster; two brothers, Paul of Ossian and Gary W. of Roanoke; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Huntertown Cemetery. Memorials to Parkview Home Health Care and Hospice.
DARROLD L. GUHN, 69, died Sunday at Knapp Medical Center, Weslaco, Texas. Born in Imperial, Neb., he retired in 1990 as an engineer from GTE after 24 years. He was an Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Joan L.; a son, Kurt A. of Muscatine, Iowa; two daughters, Karen J. Loop and Janice F. Ewald, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Dewayne of Columbus, N.J.; two sisters, Berdeen Kunnemann of Fort Wayne and Kathy Obermiller of Loup City, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, with calling one hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Indiana 930 E., New Haven. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to the church building fund, the Heart Fund or American Diabetes Association.
JESSIE G. HARDWICK, 85, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Richmond, she was an accountant/bookkeeper at Holbert Welding for 16 years, retiring in 1980. Her husband, Clifford L., died on Dec. 19, 1999. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Beasley of Surprise, Ariz., and Sue Bornett of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a brother, William Green of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private memorial services. No calling. Memorials to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Arrangements by Elzey & Haggard Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road.
MARY HARRELL, 78, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Selma, Ala., she was a homemaker. Her husband, Douglas, died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jefferson of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Lucille Rogers and Savannah Thomas, both of Fort Wayne, Wilma Gray of Bessemer, Ala., and Angela Ellis of Brent, Ala.; five brothers, Archie Ellis, Morris Ellis and Franklin Ellis, all of Fort Wayne, James Ellis of Brent, Ala., and Joe Ellis of Chicago; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3404 Chestnut St. Calling one hour before services. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home, 1021 E. Lewis St.
PAULINE C. LEWIS, 93, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker. Her husband, John S., died in 1981. Surviving are two daughters, Carol S. Gregory and Beverly A. Dilling, both of Fort Wayne; a son, John S. Lewis of Columbia City; a sister, Martha Lueders of Grand Rapids, Mich.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Friday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Church.
ERNEST C. LINDENBERG, 85, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1982 as an agent/partner with Loos Insurance Agency to Risk & Management Insurance after 47 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Eulah J.; a daughter, Linda E. Miller of Indianapolis; a sister, Alberta Gallmeier of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren. His son, Ernest Jr., died in 1980. Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Calling from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorials to Plymouth Congregational Church or Allen County Heart Association.
CAULINE J. MCBEE, 71, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Sunday at Valparaiso Rehabilitation Center. Born in Salyersville, Ky., she was a homemaker, caretaker and retired employee of Azars Corp. Her husband, William, died in 1989. Surviving are three daughters, Judy Niezer and Jeanine Berghoff, both of Fort Wayne and Darlene Koch of Woodburn; two sisters, Irene Harris of North Liberty and Mamie Hahn of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers, James Salyer of North Liberty and John Salyer and Grant Sayler, both of Silver Lake; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private graveside services Thursday at Highland Cemetery. Memorials to American Lung Association.
JAMES RILEY, 78, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. Born in St. Louis, he retired in 1972 from Conrail after 30 years. Surviving are two sons, Greg Ruff of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Forrest Johnny of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Sandra Mitchell, Linda Talley and Diana White, all of Fort Wayne; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave. Calling one hour before services. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens.
PAULINE W. SILVA, 94, died Monday at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. Born in Seattle, she was currently chairwoman of the board of Anthony Wayne Corp. Her husband, Frank William Silva, died in 1953. Surviving are a daughter, Diana Silva Stewart of Bozeman, Mont.; a son, Thomas W. Silva of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., with calling one hour before services. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana or St. Mary's Soup Kitchen.
H. EILEENE GUTHRIE, 87, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born in White County, she had worked for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service in Delphi for 22 years. Her husband, Charles O., died in 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Margie Carol Guthrie of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews. Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, Monticello. Calling one hour before services. Burial in Pike Creek Cemetery, Monticello. Memorials to Alzheimer's Foundation, American Heart Association or Sacred Heart Home.
MINDA LIECHTY, 91, died Tuesday at Swiss Village, Berne. Born in Adams County, she was a homemaker. Her husband, Gordon M., died in 1966. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Liechty. Surviving are a son, Dr. Curtis Liechty of East Lansing, Mich.; four daughters, Ruth Ann Gardner of Goshen, Doris Lora of Los Angeles, Marjorie Ropp of Worcester, Mass., and Jean Jordan of Alpharetta, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elda Flueckiger of Rockford, Ill. Arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne. Burial in M.R.E Cemetery, Berne.
RUTH D. CLAMME WILLMAN, 89, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Hartford City, died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids. Born in Hartford City, she was a typist and a homemaker. Her husband, James F., died in 1989. Surviving are a son, James F. Willman of Ada, Mich.; a sister, Elsie Love of Hartford City; and two grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home, Hartford City, with calling two hours before services. Graveside services at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Calling also from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church, 308 S. Monroe St., Hartford City, IN 47348 or to the Bethesda Lutheran Home, 700 Hoffman, Watertown, WI 53094.
DAVID V. FEENEY, 56, died Sunday in a car crash in Allen County. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, he worked in the shipping department of Challenge Tool and Manufacturing, New Haven, and was a Vietnam War Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel. Surviving are three sons, Trent Feeney of Westerville, Ohio, Brian Feeney of Toledo and Bradley Feeney of Defiance, Ohio; a daughter, Sara Feeney of Defiance; a step-daughter, Rosan Ozrey of Van Nuys, Calif.; his mother, Grace Feeney of Defiance; five brothers, Raymond Feeney of Phoenix, William Feeney of Syracuse, Ned Feeney of Defiance, Ted Feeney of Townville, S.C., and Terry Feeney of Defiance; one grandchild; and two step-grandchildren. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio. Calling from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial with graveside military rites by VFW Post 3360 at Riverview Memory Gardens in rural Defiance. Memorials to donor's choice.
ARTHUR P. COSTELLO, 61, died Monday at home. Born in Detroit, he retired in 1994 as a member of the Indiana Air National Guard after 37 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Susan R.; two sons, Arthur James of Alcoa, Tenn., and David Andrew of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Andrew of Midland, Mich. Services at 10 a.m. Friday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Inc. or American Cancer Society.
C. DONALD STUDEBAKER, 71, formerly of South Whitley, died Tuesday at The Oaks Living Center, Columbia City. Born in Kosciusko County, he was a self-employed mechanic and truck driver. Surviving are his mother, Effie Studebaker of Columbia City; a brother, H. Junior Studebaker of Columbia City; and a sister, Naoma Tuttle of Warsaw. Graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at South Whitley Cemetery. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.
KATLYN R. STEWART, 5, died Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Born in Goshen, she was a kindergartner at North Webster Elementary School. Surviving are her mother, Kim G.; two brothers, Ben and Adam Stewart; a grandfather, Joe Kruger of Warsaw; and guardians Douglas and Cherly Ringler of Syracuse. Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Burial at Syracuse Cemetery. Memorials to the National Downs Syndrome Foundation.
DOROTHY E. CASSIDY, 74, of Amboy, formerly of Wabash, died Monday at her home. Born in Wabash County, she was a homemaker. Surviving are her mother, Bernice Fosnal Prickett of Fort Wayne; her husband, Don A.; a daughter, Cheryl Bowman of Amboy; two brothers, Richard Prickett of Leesburg and Rolla Prickett of Valparaiso; three sisters, Jenny Kraiger of Valparaiso, Mary Prickett of Fort Wayne and Ivalene Miller of Virginia; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son. Graveside services at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Cemetery, Wabash County. No calling. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Wabash County Cancer Society. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home-Edding- field Chapel.
MARQUERITE L. HON, 73, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Harvey, Ill., she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in 1999. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Pesick of Francesville and Lorraine Martin of Warsaw; two sons, Allen Hon of Peotone, Ill., and Kevin Hon of Indianapolis; a sister, Betty Knapp of Frankfort; a brother, Norman Groeneveld of Ventura, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services at noon Friday at Open Bible Baptist Church, Warsaw. Calling from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorials to Open Bible Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1193 Warsaw, IN 46581. Arrangements by McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
DALE R. KEISER, 85, died Monday at Community Hospitals of Williams County. Born in Pioneer, he was a clergyman for 52 years, most of which was at Bird Lake Wesleyan Missionary Church and at Lost Creek Emmanuel Missionary Church. He also taught in rural Hall school near Bryan, was superintendent for five years and taught music at Bird Lake school. Survivors include cousins. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pioneer United Methodist Church. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer. Burial in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer. Memorials to Lost Creek Emmanuel Church for Missions.
ELLEN RENEE BARNHART MARTIN, 38, died at her home. Born in Bryan, she had been employed as a quality control worker with International Food Solutions, Bryan. Surviving are her mother, Geneva Barnhart of Bryan; a sister, Patricia Horton of Bryan; and a brother, James Barnhart of Mansfield, Mass. Services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Rice Funeral Home, Bryan. Calling from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity. Memorials to Cancer Assistance of Williams County.
MARY L. MCCORD, 71, died Tuesday at Community Hospitals of Williams County, Bryan. Born in Williams County, she worked as a cashier at Kroger and Burger Dairy until her retirement after 35 years. Her husband, Charles L., died on Sept. 6, 1989. Surviving are four children, Karen Burkholder of Manchester, Ky., James of Bryan, Thomas of Payne and David of Arvada, Colo.; two sisters, Joan Davis of Bryan and Clare Fiser of Defiance; a brother, Herman Wischmeyer of Bryan; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Bryan. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in the Fountain Grove Cemetery. Memorials to Williams County Cancer Assistance.
PATTIE L. GALLANT, 64, died Saturday at home. Born in Hicksville, she worked at Bowmar in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne,the Armstrong Agency in Hicksville, and retired in 1992 from B.F. Goodrich in Woodburn, Ind., after 20 years. Her first husband, Robert W. Parker, died in 1979, and second husband, Rex Gallant, in 1996. She was the former president of the Ladies Auxiliary Eagles. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda McClure of Milford, Ind.; two sons, Kirk Parker of Bryan and Britt Parker of Miami; three stepdaughters, Sheila Nye and Tammy Pangle, both of Waxhaw, N.C., and Heather Gallant of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Judy Husted of Osseo, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hicksville. Calling after 2 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, with an Eagles Ladies Auxiliary service at 8 p.m. Thursday and a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
NELLIE J. HOUK, 96, died Tuesday in Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Montpelier. Born near Montpelier, she was a lifelong Edon and Montpelier resident. She had retired in 1971 after 19 years as a cook at Williams County General Hospital, Montpelier. Her husband, Arnold L., died in July 1951. Surviving are a son, Paul L. of Pioneer; a daughter, Mary Steinke of Pioneer; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Montpelier. Calling from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Memorials to Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, St. John's Lutheran Church, or donor's choice.