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William P. Davis
Nov. 27, 1948 – Dec. 2, 1998
William Paul Davis, 50, 1895 W. Olson Road, died 4:50 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Leiters Ford to Cecil Kline and Mildred A. Ritenour Campbell Davis, he married Shawn L. Hunter on Nov. 15, 1969 in Rochester. She survives at home.
Mr. Davis was a welder for Oxford Automotive, Argos. He was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Fort Knox, Ky. from 1968-70. He was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Rochester.
Survivors include three daughters, Miss Dana Davis, Amanda and husband Charles Felda, and Kelley Davis, all of Rochester; five grandchildren, Kylee Ulrich, Timothy Kieninger and Nathan Felda, all of Rochester and Holly and Marcus Felda, both of Lancaster, Ohio; three sisters, Rebecca and husband William Bright, Lakeland, Fla., Betty and husband Paul Widman, Rochester, and Patricia and husband Joe See, Deedsville; one brother, Richard Davis, Morris, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wayne.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with Rev. Chris Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday or one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart or Cancer Associations.

Frances M. Shipley
Aug. 28, 1916 – Dec. 3, 1998
Frances M. Shipley, 82, Lawrence, died today at Saint Vincent Hospital, Carmel.
She was born in Fulton County to Guy D. and Hortense Hayward McMillen. She married G. Dale Shipley in 1949. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Shipley graduated from Rochester High School. She was a homemaker, lived in Lawrence for 50 years and was an avid proponent of Ball State University.
Survivors include one son, Edwin D. Shipley, Muncie; one daughter-in-law, Vicki K. Shipley, Muncie; three grandchildren, Sharla and husband Mark Kinsey, Hoffman Estates, Ill., Scott and wife Amy Shipley, Cicero, and Staci Shipley, Terre Haute.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with Rev. Herb Buwalda officiating. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday at Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Lawrence.

Lester H. Carr II
Jan. 21, 1939 – Nov. 30, 1998
Lester Henry Carr II, 59, Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Rochester, died 4:07 p.m. Monday at John Peter Smith Memorial Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas.
Born in Rochester to Lester Henry and Effie Burkett Carr, he married Betty Clupper on March 7, 1957 in Plymouth. She died in 1991.
For 30 years a self-employed over-the-road truck driver, he attended the First Church of God, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Tina Kay, Arlington, Texas; one stepdaughter, Cathy France, Wabash; four sons, Lester Henry Carr III and Leslie “Punkie” Carr, both of Wabash, Robert Gene Carr, Lagro, and Linley Linnie “Lynn” Carr, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Hilda Thomas, Annargo, Ill.; one brother, Rolland and wife Margaret Carr, Argos; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Debra Carr and a brother, Marion Bud Carr.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with Rev. David Dittman officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Floyd E. Henson
April 1, 1920 – Nov. 30, 1998
Floyd E. Henson, 78, 1604 Madison St., formerly of Akron, died 5:55 a.m. Monday at his home.
Born in Paris, Ill. to Edward and Dora Graham Henson, he married Betty Lou Johnson on Dec. 29, 1943 in Terre Haute. She survives.
Mr. Henson taught and coached high school basketball for 33 years in Indiana and Illinois. He coached at Montezuma 1948-1950, Tolona, Ill. 1950-1953, at Effingham, Ill. 1953-1956, Odon 1956-1959, Linton 1959-1963, Akron 1963-1974, Tippecanoe Valley High School 1974-1978. He retired in 1982. He was Caston girls basketball coach from 1983-1985.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Newfoundland. A member of the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, he gained notoriety as a Paris (Ill.) High School player. He was a member of the American Legion, Indiana State Teachers Association and Akron United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen and wife Jane Henson, Gahanna, Ohio and David and wife Melinda Henson, Macy; nine grandchildren; six great, grandchildren; one son-in-law, Dave Shonk, Montgomery, Ala.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki Henson Shonk, three sisters and one brother.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron with Revs. Stevan Haiflich, Steve Fleck and Lowell Burrus officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church.

Edna A. Campbell
April 9, 1911 – Nov. 30, 1998
Edna Annabell Campbell, 87, Peru, formerly of Denver, died 6:58 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.
Born in Twelve Mile to George Francis and Annis Baber Fahl, she married James Sutton on April 14, 1930. He died July 18, 1957. She later married Herman Hammett in 1958. He died August 1959. She married Roy Campbell in 1965. He died 1969.
Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church, Peru.
Survivors include a niece Loretta Dausch and one sister-in-law, Rosemary Hardt, both of Logansport; several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Brown, Lucile Howard and Edith Nelson; three brothers, George and Eldon Fahl and James Hoagland.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver with Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Genevieve C. Bauer
Feb. 29, 1912 – Nov. 29, 1998
Genevieve C. Bauer, 86, Logansport, died at 5:28 p.m. Saturday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born in Logansport to Angelo and Angeline Mazarro Vitello, she married Robert H. Bauer on July 17, 1939 in Logansport. He died May 20, 1989.
Mrs. Bauer was a homemaker, a member of All Saints Catholic Church and a member of the former St. Vincent de Paul Church. She was a member of All Saints Ladies Society, Our Lady of the Snows Study Club, and the Logansport Elkettes.
Survivors include one son, Robert P. and wife Sue Ellen Bauer, Rochester; one daughter, Patricia Bauer Kuroski, Granger; four grandchildren, Katherine and Kristine Kuroski, Michael and David Bauer; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church. Rev. Donald Gross will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or All Saints Catholic Church.

Lewis K. Landis
Nov. 3, 1937 – Nov. 23, 1998
Lewis K. Landis, 61, Fort Worth, Texas, died at 3 p.m. at John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas.
Born in Akron to Howard and Irene Landis, he married Kathleen Miller on Sept. 27, 1987. She survives.
Mr. Landis worked for H.J.G. Trucking, Fort Worth, Texas until his retirement in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Richard, Euless, Texas and David, Garland, Texas; two stepsons, Ron Dittman, Akron and Lee Dittman, Rockport, Texas; one stepdaughter, Sandra Dixon, Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Eugene Landis, Grand Bay, Ala. and Tom Landis, Rochester; 14 grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be later at Akron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetic Association.

Mary J. Sherrard
Jan. 23, 1929 – Nov. 30, 1998
Mary Jeanne Sherrard, 69, 3884 South Old U.S. 31, died 3 a.m. today at her home.
Born in Macy to Oren and Ellen Susannah Duff Musselman, she married H. Weldon Sherrard Jr. on Feb. 22, 1948 in Macy. He survives at home.
Mrs. Sherrard retired as a technician from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester in September 1998. She was a member of Macy Methodist Church, past matron and 50-year member of Macy Order of the Eastern Star 124, past president of Macy Mothers Club, and a Euchre Club member, Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie and husband Jim Arnett, Rochester and Vickie and husband Don Zinsmaster, Logansport; five grandchildren, Jennifer and husband John Shaw, Rochester, James W. Arnett, Destin, Fla, Jason S. Arnett, Tri-State College, Angola, Hayley E. and Luke S. Zinsmaster, both of Logansport; one cousin, Richard and wife Joyce Briggs, Macy.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Martha Ann Musselman in 1944.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. C. David Hogsett officiating. Burial will be in Macy Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. through the hour of services Wednesday. The Order of the Eastern Star 124 will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Macy O.E.S. 124 or the charity of one’s choice.

Gladys L. Pfeiffer
Oct. 23, 1921 – Nov. 27, 1998
Gladys L. Pfeiffer, 77, Silver Lake, died at 8:31 a.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Seward Township, Kosciusko County, to Carl and Bula B. Paxton Silveus, she married Willis Pfeiffer on July 19, 1948. He survives.
Mrs. Pfeiffer was a retired, self-employed tax accountant. She attended Pleasant View Bible Church, Warsaw.
Survivors include one daughter, Jackie and husband Bud Bailey, Bristol; one son, Gregory Pfeiffer, Clayton, Ga.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Silveus, Silver Lake.
She was preceded in death by one sister and one granddaughter.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Rev. Vic Virgil and Rev. Les Lofquist will officiate. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled.

Byron H. Studebaker
April 9, 1911 - Nov. 25, 1998
Byron H. Studebaker, 1096 South Shore Drive, Culver, died at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
He was born in Fulton to Claude M. and Ethel Hicks Studebaker. On May 8, 1938, in Culver, he married June McLane, who died Oct. 16, 1985. On Nov. 28, 1987, in Culver, he married Dollis Zechiel Dillon who survives. He had lived on Lake Maxinkuckee since 1987, coming from Oxnard, Calif. He was a retired manufacturing engineer at Rockwell International. He was a member of Culver Grace United Church of Christ, American Society of Tooling and Manufacturing Engineers, past member of Free and Accepted Masons and past editor of the Studebaker Family National Association.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Richard and wife Joyce Studebaker, Camarillo, Calif.; two step-daughters, Cheryl and Thomas Boswell, Richmond, Va., and Joan and Allen Frees, Windsor, Conn.; one step-son, Dr. Gary and Ann Dillon, Columbia City; one granddaughter, Michele Studebaker, Camarillo, Calif.; one grandson, Steven Studebaker, Sacramento, Calif.; eight step-grandchildren; one great grandson and two step-great grandsons. Preceding in death was one sister, Rachel Crabill.
Services are 1 p.m. today at Grace United Church of Christ, Culver. Rev. Robert McCann will officiate. Burial will be in the Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo, Calif. Friends may call after noon today at the church. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

Verna I. Fear
Jan. 5, 1912 – Jan. 25, 1999
Verna I. Fear, 87, Argos, died 12:51 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Marshall County to Harry and Ellen Vanblaircon Kimble, she married Clifford “Sam” Fear on March 30, 1929 in Plymouth. He died Dec. 7, 1990.
Mrs. Fear was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Argos.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth J. Mercer, Rochester, and Sharon A. Thompson, Warsaw; one son, Bill L. and wife Phyllis Fear, Bay Springs, Miss; one daughter-in-law, Beverly Fear, Bourbon; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great, great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Robert D. and an infant Marvin, one sister, Blanche Markley and two brothers, Ray and George Kimble.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Robert Mace will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Argos.

Ruby J. Day
April 13, 1923 – Jan. 25, 1999
Ruby Jane Day, 75, Fort Wayne, formerly of Peru, died 7:15 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.
Born to Roy and Nora Day Bemenderfer, she married Donald A. Day on April 6, 1946. He died in 1952.
Mrs. Day was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Dallas and wife Sharon Day and David and wife Andrea Day, all of Ft. Wayne; five grandchildren, Beth, Sarah, Heather, Adam and Kevin Day; one great-grandchild, Damon Day.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Hazel L. Campbell
Dec. 9, 1933 – Jan. 24, 1999
Hazel L. Campbell, 66, 4467 W. Olson Road, died 1:51 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Culver to Raymond and Triss Hunter Thompson, she married Joe Wolf. He preceded her in death. She later married Joseph Campbell on July 4, 1964 in Richland Center, Wisc. He survives at home.
Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church, Delong.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean Cubn, Decatur, Frances Wolf, Plymouth, and Judy Goodwin, Butler; three sons, Allen Wolf, at home, Joe Wolf, Kewanna, and Roger Wolf, Portland; one brother, Paul and wife Jackie Thompson, Rochester.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Don Wolf in 1996.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Rev. Floyd Allen and Rev. Rod Ruberg will officiate. Burial will be in Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bernice L. Falconer
July 29, 1909 – Jan. 23, 1999
Bernice Lamb Falconer, 89, died 7:20 a.m. Saturday at ExtendaCare, Rochester.
Born in Rossville, Ill. to Samuel J. and Minnie Potts Lamb, she married John Edgar Falconer on Aug. 15, 1936 in Danville, Ill. He died Oct. 21, 1970.
Mrs. Falconer was a retired grocery store clerk and homemaker. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ, Hoopeston, Ill. She was a graduate of Kewanna High School and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crafts and country-western music.
Survivors include three half sisters, Dorothy Chizum, Isabell Brockey and Lois Doud, all of Rochester; one sister-in-law, Mathilda “Tillie” Lamb, Kewanna, with whom she lived; 10 nieces and nephews; 10 great nieces and nephews; eight great, great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers, one nephew, one great-nephew, and one great niece.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel with Rev. Cliff Gano officiating. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Ill. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until the hour of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.

Joan S. Brechbiel
June 10, 1928 – Jan. 23, 1999
Joan S. Brechbiel, 70, formerly of Peru, died 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Peru to John and Hettie Fogelman Mack, she married Kenneth A. Brechbiel in Mexico, Ind. on May 5, 1945. He survives.
Mrs. Brechbiel retired from her Peru Utilities dispatcher job in in 1990. She graduated Peru High School.
Survivors include one son, Terry and wife Yvonne Brechbiel, Swayzee; one daughter, Becky and husband Donnie Mullett, Peru; five grandchildren, Brenna, Stacie, Terri Ann, April, Chris; four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, John Mack and one sister, Frances Fuqua.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Burial will be in Reyburn Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Florence Wireman
May 1, 1931 – Jan. 22, 1999
Florence Wireman, 67, Mentone, died 11:30 a.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Brethett County, Ky. to Ausben and Fannie Back Marshall, she lived in Mentone for over 30 years.
Ms. Wireman was retired from Kralis Foods, Mentone.
Survivors include one son, Clarence Wireman, Richmond; one daughter, Virginia Wireman, Fort Wayne; one sister, Georgetta Koontz, Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Herbert Marshall, North Judson, and Darl Marshall, LaPorte; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.
Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. today at Mentone Cemetery with Rev. Richard Koontz officiating. There will be no visitation. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry L. Kotterman
Sept. 17, 1910 – Jan. 22, 1999
Harry L. Kotterman, 88, Macy, died 5:30 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Perry Township, Miami County to William and Christine Fishley Kotterman, he married Velma Runkle on April 5, 1930 in Denver. She died July 25, 1971. He later married Flossie Musselman Rush on Nov. 14, 1973 in Macy. She survives.
Mr. Kotterman was a farmer. He retired from Torin-Brookside in 1972. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Akron.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna and husband Lessel Halterman, Macy, Wilda and husband Richard Slisher, Roann, and Lois and husband Michael Lyons, Rochester; one son, Harold and wife Donna Kotterman, Reynoldsville, Pa.; one brother, George and wife Jane Kotterman, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Gladys Warren, Argos; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great, great-granddaughter; four step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Doris, 1, and Sharon Kotterman, 3, two granddaughters, Kimberly Halterman and Marsha Kotterman, one great-grandson, Michael Barnes, and one brother, Clarence Kotterman.
Services are at 1 p.,m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with Rev. David Welsh officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Macy Christian Church Fellowship Hall Fund or Roann Church of the Brethren. 

Grant E. Shenefield
Nov. 25, 1917 – Jan. 22, 1999
Grant E. Shenefield, 81, Argos, died 6:52 p.m. Friday at Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Bremen to Charles and Minnie Hatfield Shenefield, he married Alice V. Parkhurst on Feb. 17, 1942 in Lawrence, N.J. She died March 16, 1997.
Mr. Shenefield was a mechanic for the Gates Chevrolet, Argos and later worked at R.J.R. Foods, Plymouth. He taught auto mechanics and was a maintenance worker at Argos High School for many years. He was active in the Argos United Methodist Church, Marshall County Civil Defense, and the Argos Fire Department. He was Walnut Township Trustee, a member of the Argos American Legion, Marshall County Red Cross, the Red Cross Disaster Team, Argos Police Reserves, Argos Boy Scouts of America, AARP, the Mako 4x4 Club and an Argos Little League coach. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a prisoner of war in Germany and received a Purple Heart. He was a 1937 graduate of Bremen High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary and husband Tim Wharton, Argos; one son, Gary and wife Linda Shenefield, South Bend; four grandchildren, Staci and husband Bob Lyon, Argos, Sara and husband David Atkinson, Bristol, and Allison and Michael Shenefield, both of South Bend; one great-grandson, Tyler Lyon, Argos; one sister, Gladys Mangun, Plymouth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Veatrice and Hazel, and one brother, Ivo.
Services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos with Rev. Tony Schneiders and Rev. Robin Smith. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with military services being conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday or 1 p.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice, Argos Fire Department, Marshall County Red Cross or Argos United Methodist Church.

Robert M. Hoover
Aug. 23, 1906 – Jan. 23, 1999
Robert M. Hoover, 92, Rochester, died 11:55 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Union Township, Miami County to Sidney and Cora Hamilton Hoover, he married Ruby Jeanette White on Sept. 12, 1936 in Marion. She died Nov. 9, 1993.
Mr. Hoover was retired from public service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Mexico Masonic Lodge 347, and the Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake.
Survivors include one brother Glenn Hoover, Rochester; one niece, Ethel Wood, Akron; one nephew, Sidney Hoover, St. Joseph, Mo.; several great and great, great nieces.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel Danald, two brothers, Lyle and Leslie Hoover, and one nephew, Allen David Hoover.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County with Rev. Frank Whitaker officiating. No visitation is planned. Arrangements are being handled by McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Francis W. Parker Jr., M.D.
April 23, 1912 – Jan. 23, 1999
Dr. Francis W. Parker Jr., 86, died 9 a.m. Saturday at his home, Logansport.
Born in Pawnee City, Neb. to Francis W. and Mamie Calhoun Parker, he married Dr. Camille Killian on Dec. 7, 1958 in Logansport. She survives.
Dr. Parker graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1933 and Northwestern University Medical School in 1939. He worked at Cook County Hospital, Chicago before doing internship at Minneapolis General from 1940-41. He was certified for ear, nose and throat specialty in 1941 and Eye in 1942 at Northwestern. He was a U.S. Army veteran doctor from 1942-1945, serving in North Africa and Italy. He returned to Rockford, Ill. in 1945 to open a practice which he worked until 1958. He became an associate professor at Northwestern in 1945 and Board Certified by the American Academy of Opthalmology in 1947. In 1959 he opened his practice in Logansport and he retired in 1988.
Dr. Parker and his wife were instrumental in getting Logansport Memorial Hospital accredited and establishing its intensive care unit. They travelled world-wide in international medical exchange programs. He enjoyed reading, especially poetry and spending his weekends relaxing in Culver. He was a president of the Rotary Club in 1966. He was a member of the Logansport Elks Lodge, Logansport, the Masonic Temple, Rockford, Ill., Scottish Rite 32, Freeport, Ill., and Teballa Temple Shrine, Rockford, Ill.
Survivors include four sons, Francis W. Parker III “Bill” and wife Peggy, Van Nuys, Calif., David John and wife Lori Parker, Logansport, Clyde B. and wife Sharon Killian, Dubuque, Iowa, and Paul W. and wife Joelle Killian, Washington, D.C.; one daughter, Patricia A. and husband Ted, San Leandro, Calif.; grandchildren, Lauren and Allison Parker, Parker Strickland, Michael, Alanna, Paul, Philip and Eleanor Killian.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Dale, Theron, Wick, and Clayton Parker and one sister, Miriam Stroup.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Logansport. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with full military honors. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Indiana State Library for the Blind, Attention: Talking Books, 140 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204. Arrangements by Kroeger Funeral Home.

Jennifer K. Overmyer
Sept. 25, 1954 - Jan. 20, 1999
Jennifer Kingery Overmyer, 44, 1576 Marborough Lane, Indianapolis, died Wednesday at her home.
Born in Rochester to Jack K. and Margery Hodson Overmyer, she owned and operated Publications +, a home-based desktop publishing company.
She graduated from Rochester Community High School in 1973 and from Indiana University. She had lived in Indianapolis for almost 20 years, with a few years spent in Mechanicsburg.
She was a high school cheerleader and a life-long swimming enthusiast who was a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the Rochester City Pool in the 1970s. She enjoyed music, water sports, reading and her cats.
She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Laura O. Nelson, LaGrange, Elizabeth and husband Gary Madlem and Sarah O. and husband W.S. Wilson, of Rochester; two nephews, Jack A. Oldroyd, Elkhart, and Luke Wilson, Rochester; a niece, Hannah Wilson, Rochester; a step-grandmother, Vivian Overmyer, Rochester; aunts, June Brinkroeger, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jean H. Harper, Naples, Fla., Joann and husband Milton Meigs, Lake Bluff, Ill.; and numerous cousins. Preceding in death were paternal grandparents Edyth and Charles Overmyer, Rochester; maternal grandparents Florence and Milo Hodson, South Bend; an uncle William Brinkroeger in 1981, and a nephew, Robert Michael Nelson in 1989.
Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours. Private family services are planned. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. A public memorial service will be set at a later date.

Hazel B. Winterrowd
Feb. 20, 1911 - Jan. 22, 1999
Hazel B. Winterrowd, 87, 307 East Main St., Mentone, and formerly of 4340 East Indiana 14, Rochester, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
She was born in Argos to Harley and Ocie Swihart Garner. On Oct. 22, 1932, in Winamac, she married George G. Winterrowd who died Jan. 24, 1987.
She was a homemaker and former Hart, Schaffner & Marx Corp. employee. She moved to Rochester from South Bend in 1945 and lived here until moving to Mentone a year ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Jacksie Reiken and her husband James, Mentone; four sons, Robert K. and his wife Karen, Rochester; Ronald J. and his wife Martha, Rochester; Garry J., Fort Wayne, and Robin L., Warsaw; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding in death are one sister, Mabel Irwin and two brothers, Merritt and Jack Garner.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friend may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and two hour before the services Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Sylvia S. Smith
Aug. 11, 1913 – Jan. 21, 1999
Sylvia Stayton Smith, 85, Plymouth, died 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Tyner to William and Viola Cudney Jones, she married Lowell Stayton on Dec. 31, 1932, in Argos. He died Feb. 15, 1940. On Oct. 17, 1954, she married John Leinenbach in Argos. He died January 1956. On Jan. 6, 1962, she married Leo Ruffing in Argos. He died Aug. 5, 1972. She then married Donald Smith on Nov. 27, 1982, in Plymouth. He died Dec. 4, 1998.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the New Vision Community Church of the Nazarene, Plymouth.
Survivors include one daughter, Doris Hooker, Plymouth; one son, David and wife Norma Stayton, Plymouth; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven stepchildren; one brother, Ed and wife Juanita Wilcox, Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Ruby Baker and Ruth Main, and a brother, Francis Jones.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Drennon Stringer will officiate. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery, southwest of Argos. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

John M. Chaney
Feb. 1, 1936 – Jan. 21, 1999
John Mullin Chaney, 62, 3214 Barrett Road, died 5:20 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Born in Connersville to Clyde Otto and Emily German Mullin, he married Jane Bucher on May 11, 1990 in Rochester. She survives at home. After his parents’ death, he was adopted by Merle Dempsey “Demp” and Hazel Case Chaney. They both preceded in death.
Mr. Chaney was retired from Torin Corporation, Rochester, where he had been production supervisor. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 79, American Legion Post 36, Fraternal Order of Eagles 652, Indiana Sheriff’s Association, National Rifle Association and the Lake Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Rochester; Scottish Rite, South Bend, and Mizpah Temple, Fort Wayne.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and husband Neil Dominick, Houston, Texas, Barbara Sue and husband Terry Helsin, Phoenix, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Brianna Dominick, Houston, Texas; one grandson, Malcom Helsin, Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepsons, Shannon and Travis Pugh, both of Rochester; two step grandsons, Alston and Taylor Pugh, both of Rochester; two brothers, Don and wife Jo Mullin, San Marcos, Calif., Charles and wife Maureen Mullin, Laughin, Nev.; one sister-in-law, Betty Mullin, Logansport.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John Phillip Chaney and a brother, Bill Mullin.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Rev. Bob Wrachford will officiate. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday or noon through the hour of services on Monday. F&AM Lodge 79 will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


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