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
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
Frances M. Shipley
Aug. 28, 1916 – Dec. 3, 1998
Frances M. Shipley, 82, Lawrence, died today at Saint Vincent Hospital,
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
Born in Marshall County to Harry and Ellen Vanblaircon Kimble, she
married Clifford “Sam” Fear on March 30, 1929 in Plymouth. He died Dec.
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
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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.
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
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.