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Harold L. Schroll
Jan. 10, 1920 – Dec. 11, 2001
Harold L. Schroll, 81, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
Born in Denver to Vernon and Ethel Marie Authorholts Schroll, he married Lilly Geneva Butcher Dec. 17, 1949 at Niconza Baptist Church near Roann. She died Nov. 7, 1997.
Mr. Schroll retired from North Manchester Foundry Inc., North Manchester, in 1982. He attended Olive Branch Church of God and was a member of Niconza Baptist Church. He worked 17 years at Farm Bureau Co-op, Roann and was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include three sons, Larrison V. “Larry,” Roann, Harold L., Jr., Kewanna, Phillip L., Akron; one daughter, Annette Baker and husband Jeffrey, Albion; eight grandchildren; one brother, Glenn E., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one daughter, Carolyn Schroll, and one sister.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, with Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Josephine V. Hyatt
Aug. 6, 1914 – Dec. 9, 2001
Josephine V. Hyatt, 87, formerly of Kewanna, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at her Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, residence.
Born in Joe Davis County, Ill. to Vernon and Dora Hunt Croffoot, she married Harold R. Hyatt Oct. 1, 1934 in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He died May 13, 1989.
Mrs. Hyatt was a homemaker and co-owner of Kewanna Screen Printing. She retired in 1994. A graduate of Glen Bard High School, Glen Ellyn, Ill., she taught Kewanna United Methodist Church Sunday school for 40 years. She was a 50-year member of Rochester Order of the Eastern Star, matron of the Kewanna Order of the Eastern Star, charter member of Kewanna Grange and president of United Methodist Women.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Hickle and husband Howard, Kewanna; two grandchildren, Christine Fehrer and husband Wayne, Granite Falls, Wash., Bradley Hickle, Kewanna; two great-grandchildren, Benj-amin Fehrer, Bellingham, Wash., Bryan Fehrer, Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Helen Cota and husband Donald, Knoxville, Ill., Genieve Croffoot, Galesburg, Ill., and Belle Higgins, Plymouth.
Preceding in death with her husband were one brother, Homer Croffoot, and one sister, Marie Rupp.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kewanna United Methodist Church with Rev. Todd Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, where there will be an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call for one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church or the Parkinson’s Awareness Associa-tion.

Eric R. Johnston
Feb. 18, 1944 – Dec. 7, 2001
Eric Reed Johnston, 57, Pensecola, Fla., died Friday in Florida.
Born in Logansport to L.T.C. “Ret” Howard and Pauline Johnston, he graduated from Kewanna High School in 1962.
Mr. Johnston attended Ball State University, Wallace State College and San Jose State University. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion. He was a radio broadcaster in Danville, Ill., Anniston, Ala. and Pensacola. He worked at Tom Thumb Corp., Florida.
Survivors include his parents, two sisters, Nicole Cullen, Fenton, Mo., Jill Gilbert, Clarksville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his grandparents, William and Ruth Thompson and Ralph and Thelma Johnston.
No services are planned.

Betty J. Wright
April 23, 1924 – Dec. 6, 2001
Betty J. Wright, 77, Peru, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.
Born in Logansport to Arval and Elnora Martindale Beattie, she married John C. Wright July 5, 1947. He died Nov. 12, 1986.
Mrs. Wright graduated in 1942 from Fulton High School. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Peru, and the Elkettes.
Survivors include one daughter, Lizabeth Murphy and husband David, Forsyth, Ill.; two grandsons, Trevor and Gabriel Murphy; one brother, Gordon Beattie, Rochester.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one sister.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. Steven Ailes officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Main Street United Methodist Church, Peru.

Charles E. Smoker
Aug. 4, 1934 – Dec. 5, 2001
Charles E. Smoker, 67, 9824 E. Kosciusko County Road 350 South, Akron, died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Kosciusko County to Doin and Violet Smith Smoker, he married Carolyn Cummins Oct. 6, 1956 in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Smoker, a farmer, retired from West View School Corp., where he was a janitor. He lived in the Stroh and Topeka area 25 years, returning to Akron. He attended Akron Church of God and was a member of the Akron Lions Club.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his parents, Doin and Violet Smoker, Akron; one daughter, Pam Begley and husband Sheldon, Metamora; three sons, Patrick and wife Freida, West Lafayette, Jeffrey and wife Brenda and Douglas and wife Libby, all of Hudson; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Merlee Heckathorn and husband Fred, Celina, Ohio.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Akron Church of God with Rev. Terry McGarrity officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God or Akron Lions Club.

John A. Rusie
Aug. 22, 1927 – Dec. 6, 2001
Prominent Indiana lawman John A. Rusie, 74, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday at his Mexico residence.
Born in Indianapolis to John Horace and Edith Elizabeth Petersen Rusie, he married Malinda “Linda” Miller, of Arthur, Ill., May 30, 1953 at Haverford Moravian Church, Indianapolis. She survives.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church. He earned the Boy Scout Eagle Award at age 14 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1952, he joined the Indiana State Police, serving all but one year at the Peru Post. An undercover agent on several special forces teams, he retired in 1972 as post commander.
Mr. Rusie was an American National Insurance Co. agent until elected Miami County Sheriff in 1974. He held that office eight years. He came to Rochester in 1983, where he was first director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fulton County. He returned to Mexico in 1998. He served on the Fulton County Sheriff’s Board. He and his wife were the Peru Daily Tribune’s Citizens of the Year in 1977. He was a member of Mexico Lions Club, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Peru.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are five children: Sylvia Ann Friend and husband Indiana State Rep. Bill Friend, Macy; John Horace Rusie II and wife Wilma, Peru; Mary Elizabeth Fites and husband Byron, Macy; Mark Allen Rusie and wife Lori, Peru; and Teresa Lynn Pier and husband Randy, Peru; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Alice Marsh, Lois Smith and Jean Gieseking, all of Indianapolis.
Preceding in death were his parents and one granddaughter, Leanna Marie Friend, in 1981.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Mexico Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Colby officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, with full military rites. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials can be made to Mexico Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund.

Gerald Lindley
March 2, 1912 – Dec. 3, 2001
Gerald Lindley, 89, Ruskin, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Monday at South Bay Hospital, Sun City, Fla.
Born in Logansport to Clarence E. and Oddis Carrie Pritchett, he married Hazel Farrer Walters. She survives.
Mr. Lindley owned Lindley Bait and Tackle Shop, Lake Manitou, and was a member of the Lake Manitou Association. He retired as personnel director at Rockwell Mechanical Springs Division, Logansport, where he was one of three people who began a college summer work program recognized by Business Week magazine.
He was a founding board member of Four County Counseling Center, a member of the Indiana Mental Health Association, past Worshipful Master of the Tipton Masonic Lodge, Logansport, and a member of the Logansport Shriner’s Club and Elks Lodge. Mr. Lindley was a member of the Logansport School Board, the Cass County Public Library Logansport branch board, the Community Concert Board, Logansport Personnel Directors Association. He was organist and youth fellowship sponsor at Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church. He was active in the Republican party, a Cass County 4-H Club leader and accountant for the Cass County 4-H Fair livestock auctions.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Susan Lindley, Logansport, Jane Ann Lindley, Istanbul, Turkey, Nancy M. McDermott, Bradenton, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Sally Hall, Ruskin, Fla.; one stepson, Joseph Walters, Milford Center, Ohio; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were one brother, Devon Lindley, and two sisters, Gertrude M. Gray and Ruth Keedy.
Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, with Rev. James Farrer officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Olive M. Herrold
Dec. 25, 1909 – Dec. 4, 2001
Olive M. Herrold, 91, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at her Grass Creek residence.
Born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Gerry and Jessica Parks Apt, she married Carl M. Herrold Sept. 7, 1930 in Grass Creek. He died Jan. 20, 1992.
Mrs. Herrold, a homemaker, was a member of extension homemakers clubs, including Wayne Friendly Extension Homemaker Club, and was past county president. A 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star, she belonged to Rochester’s Chapter 70 and was a matron of Kewanna Order of the Eastern Star and a district deputy. A 1927 Fulton High School graduate, she was a member of Fulton Baptist Church and enjoyed painting, wood carving, knitting and crafts.
Survivors include two sons, Bob and wife Janece and John C. and wife Nada, all of Grass Creek; seven grandchildren, Jessica Huffman, Brownsburg, Mick Herrold, Twelve Mile, Lynne Dittman, Akron, Mark and Dale Herrold, Mindy Douglass and Michelle Rigney, all of Grass Creek; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Showley, Rochester.
Preceding in death with her husband were three sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Cheryl Stratton officiating. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where there will be an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Leona R. Eytcheson
Feb. 27, 1916 – Dec. 4, 2001
Leona R. Eytcheson, 85, Monticello, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.
Born in Fulton County to Clint and Edith Lowe Weller, she married Donald E. Eytcheson March 8, 1936 in Fulton. He died Feb. 10, 1978.
Mrs. Eytcheson was a member of Fulton Baptist Temple and the Country Club card group.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane Locke and husband William, Monticello, Joy S. Rader and husband Don, Ardmore, Tenn.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Belva Vanata, Rochester; one daughter-in-law, Jeanne Eytcheson, Fulton; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Zimpleman, Fulton.
Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Jerry L., April 19.
Graveside services are at 11:15 a.m. Friday at Fulton Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Russell officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Ruth A. Urschel
March 2, 1910 – Dec. 2, 2001
Former Mentone resident Ruth A. Urschel, 91, died Sunday at Walker Methodist Home, Minneapolis, Minn.
Born in Delaware County to Perry and Emma Gilbert Williams, she married Dr. Dan Urschel. He preceded in death.
Mrs. Urschel moved from Mentone to Minnesota in the 1970s. She retired as a medical manager. She was active in the Mentone United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Sarah Becklund and husband Roger, Minneapolis, Minn.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Fran Damerell.
Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Dr. Charles Urschel, and one sister, Velma Williams.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mentone Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Mentone United Methodist Church. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

L. Jay Swick
May 18, 1910 – Dec. 3, 2001
L. Jay Swick, 91, Akron, near Beaver Dam, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to J.W. and Louise Summe Swick, he married Wanda E. Heighway Dec. 25, 1937. She survives.
Mr. Swick was a farmer, a Beaver Dam United Methodist Sunday School teacher, a director of Kosciusko County REMC, a member of the Tippecanoe Valley School holding corporation and Gideons International.
Surviving with his wife, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, are one sister, Annabelle Anglin, Leesburg; one brother, Dale Swick, Bloomington; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were four sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Akron, with Revs. Don Poyser and Rob Seewald officiating. Burial will be at Nichols Cemetery, Akron. Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Beaver Dam United Methodist Church or Gideons International.

Ellen M. Fox
Feb. 8, 1925 – Nov. 19, 2001
Former Rochester resident Ellen May Fox, 76, Brenham, Texas, died Nov. 19 in Texas.
Born in Indiana Harbor to Loman and Sadie Peterson Klingensmith, she married Ralph Dean Fox Sept. 7, 1947 in Terre Haute. He died June 28, 1994.
Mrs. Fox graduated from Washington High School, Indiana Harbor, in 1943 and received a teaching degree from Indiana State University in 1947. She taught at the Pines, Michigan City, Hebron Junior Senior High School and Westchester and Liberty Middle schools in the Duneland School System. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and the Methodist Church.
Survivors include six sons, Loman and wife Carol, Valparaiso, Ray and wife Carolyn, Brenham, Texas, Gene, Indianapolis, Gary, Joplin, Mo., Glen and wife Marlena, Lynnwood, Wash., and Guy and wife Teresa, Rochester; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer Marie, Jennifer, Becky, Jessica, Charie, Mark, Greg, Robert, Jessie, Bryan, Eric, Allison, Loman and Chelsea; four great-grandchildren, Cody, Kayla, Carly and Samantha.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, Brian, in 1960 and one brother, Loman Klingensmith, in 1997.
Cremation took place in Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard A. Gilliland
Nov. 22, 1924 – Dec. 1, 2001
Howard A. Gilliland, 77, Logansport, formerly of Kewanna, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born in Rochester to Orville and Blanche Taylor Gilliland, he married Eris A. Kinley July 1, 1945 in Miami County. She survives.
Mr. Gilliland was a truck driver at Skyline Mobile Homes, Elkhart, and worked at Liberty Homes, Syracuse. He was an avid woodworker and craftsman and was a member of Forsyth Methodist Church, Forsyth, Mo.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Sheila L. Gilliland, Logansport, Dinah S. Downhour, Kokomo, Debra J. Niedzielski, Stevensville, Mich.; one son, Michael and wife Dianna, Rochester; four grandchildren, Julie Downhour, Indianapolis, Steven Gilliland, Rochester, Heather Rancourt and husband Paul, Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Holly Niedzielski, Stevensville, Mich; several nieces and nephews, including Rita Shriver, Rochester.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Herbert.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Revs. Thomas McShannock and Sandra Hutchens officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Betty Thomas
Aug. 15, 1925 – Dec. 2, 2001
Betty Thomas, 76, died at 7:35 a.m. Sunday at her 440 S. Ohio St., Culver, residence.
Born in Culver to Cort and Trula Griffith McKee, she married Melvin E. Thomas July 30, 1949. He died Feb. 20, 1985.
Mrs. Thomas retired as a cook at Culver Elementary School. A lifetime Culver resident, she was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Danny L., Elkhart, Mel A., Fort Wayne; one daughter, Julie A. Clark, Culver; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Don McKee, Nappanee, Vern McKee, Culver; four sisters, Julia Overmyer and Mary Powers, both of Culver, Ethel Buchanan, Waynesville, N.C., Annabelle Fisher, Bremen.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver. Burial will be at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hope Hospice.

Bert L. Miller
Feb. 23, 1932 – Nov. 29, 2001
Bert L. Miller, 69, died at 5:42 p.m. Thursday at his Macy residence.
Born in Cabool, Mo. to Howard H. and Della L. Shaw Miller, he married Lonie Bailey Nov. 19, 1960 in Royal Center. She died Nov. 19, 1995. He married Frances James Feb. 14, 1997 in Winamac. She survives.
Mr. Miller owned a television and appliance business in Logansport and retired from Lobdell Emery, Argos, where he was a supervisor. He was a member of Logansport Moose and Eagles lodges, the American Legion and Macy United Methodist Church. He was a 1952 graduate of Grass Creek High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Michael K., Milford, Bert E., Jr. and wife Laura, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Skye and Lars Miller; three stepdaughters, Barbara Foster and husband Steve, Winamac, Cheryl Ann Easterday, Rochester, Carolyn Sue Marquart and husband Rex, New Paris; one stepson, Larry Lee James and wife Mary, Kewanna; nine stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Beddow, Witchita, Kan., Theresa Jones, Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Larry J. Miller, Warrenton, Mo., Edgar Underwood, Springfield, Mo., Danny Underwood, Mountain Grove, Mo.
Preceding in death with his wife were two brothers, Leonard Eugene and Howard Lee Miller.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Rev. Anita Kuhn officiated. Burial was at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hope Hospice.

Ruth M. Sponseller
Nov. 2, 1921 – Dec. 2, 2001
Ruth M. Sponseller, 80, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to Arthur Matchet and Maude Hepler Hawley, she married Robert O. Sponseller Jan. 15, 1946 in Bourbon. He died May 8, 1996.
Mrs. Sponseller, a homemaker, was a lifetime resident of Etna Green and Atwood. She was a member of Etna Green United Methodist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Richard and wife Donna, Steven and wife Jan, Bryan and wife Lisa, all of Atwood, and Gary and wife Kathy, Etna Green; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Hawley, Mentone, Robert Hawley, Claypool; three sisters, Marjorie Troup, Elkhart, Evelyn Weldy, Bourbon, Deloris Gamble, Warsaw.
Preceding in death were four brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Etna Green United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Borgman officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Etna Green United Methodist Church or the Gideon Society.

Wanda L. Dickerhoff
Aug. 27, 1914 – Nov. 29, 2001
Wanda L. Dickerhoff, 87, formerly of Denver, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Born in Mexico to Edward and Emma Wilson Cook, she married Victor T. Dickerhoff Aug. 27, 1931 in Silver Lake. He died Sept. 13, 1988.
Mrs. Dickerhoff retired from Essex Products Company, Logansport.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Washburn, Akron, Sue Ammerman, Denver; one son, Wayne, Bremen; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Gale Cook, Peru.
Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Victor “Ted,” Jr., one daughter, two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Timothy K. Meade
March 4, 1950 – Nov. 29, 2001
Timothy K. Meade, 51, Ossian, died Thursday evening at Bluffton Regional Medical Center following a heart attack.
Born in Bluffton to Avis and Vallera Gray Meade, he was a 1968 graduate of Norwell High School.
Mr. Meade, a sergeant in the Wells County Sheriff’s Department, became a reserve deputy 1974 and was appointed regular deputy in 1975 and chief deputy in 1981. He was elected in 1990 as sheriff for a four year term. He was active in the Democratic Party and was elected chairman Aug. 22. He was past president of the Advisory Board of Wells County Community Corrections and was a member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association and Fraternal Order of Police. He was a certified K-9 handler.
Survivors include one son, Nick K., Ossian; fiancee, Scheryl Krumma, Ossian; five brothers, Pat, Rochester, Rex, Ontario, Canada, Mike and Greg, both of Bluffton, and Jeff, Fort Wayne.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, with Rev. Douglas McClure officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday and 1-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Larry G. Horn
Nov. 22, 1938 – Nov. 28, 2001
Larry G. Horn, 63, died Wednesday at his Warsaw residence.
Born in Mentone to Robert D. and Maxine Wideman Horn, he was a lifetime area resident.
Mr. Horn retired from Morton Powder Coating. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Warsaw American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include four sisters, Linda Yeiter and husband Larry, Sharon Miller and husband Larry, Judy Robinson and husband Bill, all of Warsaw, LuAnn Knipp and husband Albert, Waterloo, Ohio; one brother, Billy and wife Patricia, Columbia City.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Gene Ansel officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Bert L. Miller
Feb. 23, 1932 – Nov. 29, 2001
Bert L. Miller, 69, died at 5:42 p.m. Thursday at his Macy residence.
Born in Cabool, Mo. to Howard H. and Della L. Shaw Miller, he married Lonie Bailey Nov. 19, 1960 in Royal Center. She died Nov. 19, 1995. He married Frances James Feb. 14, 1997 in Winamac. She survives.
Mr. Miller owned a television and appliance business in Logansport and retired from Lobdell Emery, Argos. He was a member of Logansport Moose and Eagles lodges, the American Legion and Macy United Methodist Church. He was a 1952 graduate of Grass Creek High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Michael K., Milford, Bert E., Jr. and wife Laura, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Skye and Lars Miller; three stepdaughters, Barbara Foster and husband Steve, Winamac, Cheryl Ann Easterday, Rochester, Carolyn Sue Marquart and husband Rex, New Paris; one stepson, Larry Lee James and wife Mary, Kewanna; nine stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Beddow, Witchita, Kan., Theresa Jones, Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Larry J. Miller, Warrenton, Mo., Edgar Underwood, Springfield, Mo., Danny Underwood, Mountain Grove, Mo.
Preceding in death with his wife were two brothers, Leonard Eugene and Howard Lee Miller.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Anita Kuhn officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hope Hospice.

Joseph A. Sissel
July 23, 1912 – Nov. 27, 2001
Joseph A. Sissel, 89, died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at his 1416 Madison St. residence.
Born in Argos to Charles and Gertrude Newcomb Sissel, he married Kathryn Hogue Aug. 6, 1933. She survives.
Mr. Sissel retired from Safway Steel Corp., Rochester. He was a 1929 Richland Center High School graduate and a member of First Christian Church.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Nancy Luckenbill, Rochester, Barbara Lowe and husband Carl, Macy; one son, Tom and wife Sandra, South Burlington, Vt.; eight grandchildren, Patrick and Michael Luckenbill, Kathy Prater, Maureen McClusky, Mark Sissel, C.J., Jill and Jason Lowe; two stepgrandchildren, Carla Zartman and Greg Lowe; nine great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were two brothers, Robert and Welden Sissel.
Private family services are Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Rochester First Christian Church.

Shirley A. Livengood
March 20, 1929 – Nov. 27, 2001
Shirley Ann Livengood, 72, Tippecanoe, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Lancaster, Penn. to Ernest and Emma Lohr Miller, she married Kirk E. Livengood Dec. 25, 1950 in Springs, Penn. He survives.
Mrs. Livengood came to Tippecanoe in 1955 from Springs, Penn. She retired from Triton School Corp., where she was a secretary. She was a member of Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Debra K. Livengood, Lebanon; two sons, Michael, Bloomington, Timothy and wife Alyson, Greenfield; two grandchildren; one brother, Mark Twain Miller, West Reading, Conn.; one sister, Kathleen Wengerd and husband Budd, Springs, Penn.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, with Rev. Tony Schneiders officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association.

Christine M. Binion
July 20, 1940 – Nov. 25, 2001
Christine M. Binion, 61, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday at her 108 E. Williams St., Argos, residence after a long illness.
Born in Salt Lick, Ky. to Cletis and Alta Sargent Morris, she married Glenneth A. Binion June 4, 1994 in Argos. He survives.
Mrs. Binion, a homemaker, enjoyed floral arranging, crafts and garage sales. She was a member of Argos Bible Church. She moved to Argos 10 years ago from Winchester, Ky., where she resided 30 years.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three sons, Billy Ray Wallace and wife Margo, Plymouth, Gregory Scott Walker and wife Sharon, Berea, Ky., James Russell Walker and friend Trish, Winchester, Ky.; five stepdaughters, Joy McCarthy and husband Tim, Culver, Stephanie McCarthy and husband John, Jacksonville, Fla., Jeannie Binion and Heather Binion, both of Argos, Tawnya Personett, Lake Butler, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Bailey, Argos, Sue Watts, Cora Kruzick and Nola Conley, all of Plymouth; two brothers, Grover Morris, Tippecanoe, Sam Morris and wife Alverta, Franklin, Penn.; one half brother, Frank Morris and wife Jackie, Winchester, Ky.
Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Patricia Howard, and one half brother, Frank Shelton.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Argos Bible Church with Revs. Mark Fishburn and Kenneth Binion. Burial will be at Walnut Brethren Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Marlyn R. Click
May 13, 1929 – Nov. 21, 2001
Marlyn R. Click, 72, formerly of Miami County, died at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday at her Avon Park, Fla. residence.
Born in Porter County to Sela and Josephine F. McKinney Chester, she married Donald W. Click March 13, 1949 at the home of her parents near Chili. He survives.
Mrs. Click, a member of Mexico Church of the Brethren, retired in 1990 from Square D Corp., Peru.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three sons, Gerry W. and wife Colleen, Macy, Martin E. “Marty” and wife Sue, Peru, Randy J. and wife Barb, Denver; one daughter, Kathy R. Pugh and husband Richard, Seneca, S.C.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Paul Chester, Denver.
Preceding in death were one grandchild, one sister, Clarabelle Swantner, and one half brother, Junior Lotz.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Don Ritchey officiating. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mexico Church of the Brethren.

Stella Alm
Feb. 25, 1912 – Nov. 23, 2001
Stella Alm, 89, Kewanna, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Born in New Orleans, La. to James and Eleanor Foucher Bartholomew, she married Lester R. Alm Sept. 16, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. He died in August 1986.
Mrs. Alm, a homemaker, was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna.
Survivors include one son, Lester J. Alm, Kewanna; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Preceding in death with her husband were one sister and three brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, with Rev. Joseph Jacob officiating. Burial will be Friday at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Ill. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, where there will be a special service at 7 p.m.

Timothy M. Prough
June 11, 1982 – Nov. 23, 2001
Timothy M. Prough, 19, 229 Beal St., Logansport, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday at Park View Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Logansport to Samuel and Dorma Marburger Prough, he was a cook at Logansport Holiday Inn and welder at Delta Tool Mfg., Inc., Rochester.
Mr. Prough was a former member of Boy Scout Troop 202 and enjoyed fishing, camping, roller blading and street hockey.
Survivors include his parents, Logansport; one brother, Aaron Prough, at home; maternal grandmother, Doris Marburger, North Manchester; paternal grandfather, Alven Roy Prough, Sr., Walton; two uncles, Alven Roy Prough, Jr. and wife Cindy, Kokomo, Douglas Marburger and wife Tammy, Akron; three aunts, Shirley Nordstrom and husband Ray, Logansport, Eulie Yerkes and husband Don, Camden, Kim Johnson with Pat Brown, Logansport; several cousins.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport, with Rev. Ed Brock officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, 4630 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804.

Shirley A. Hatfield Brookins
Aug. 10, 1936 – Nov. 24, 2001
Shirley A. Hatfield Brookins, 65, 1692 E. Kosciusko County Road 200 North, Warsaw, died at 1:54 p.m. Saturday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Monroe, Mich. to Henry and Alice Emerson Riffle, she married John Brookins Nov. 21, 1981 in Lake Station. He survives.
Mrs. Brookins retired in 1994 from United Telephone Co., where she was a dispatcher. A Warsaw resident since 1955, she was a member of the auxiliaries of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Randy Hatfield, Warsaw, Rodney Hatfield, Olathe, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Porter, Hobart, Audrey Nunley, Rochester; two brothers, Jim Riffle, Harrisville, Mo., Douglas Riffle, Lake Elsinore, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Joni L. Brookins, Winona Lake, Brenda A. Weaver and Ellen J. Strayer, both of Warsaw.
Preceding in death were three brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Rachel H. Sawyer
Sept. 15, 1913 – Nov. 22, 2001
Rachel H. Sawyer, 88, 5109 Mt. Zion Road, died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born in Indianapolis to Clarence and Hellen A. Fletcher Hargrave, she married John Wesley Sawyer IV July 10, 1935. He died Dec. 31, 1995.
Mrs. Sawyer was a librarian and teacher at Kewanna High School, where she retired after 15 years. She was a member of the former Rochester Country Club and Elks Ladies Golf Association. She was a licensed pilot and an avid bowler and golfer. She was a member of the Rochester Bowling League and the Ninety Niners Women Pilots Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Sawyer, Valparaiso; two sons, John W. “Jack” and wife Sandy, Rochester, Tom and wife Jan, Rochester; five grandchildren, Rob Sawyer and wife Beth, Leah and Nathan Sawyer, all of Rochester, John W. Sawyer VI and wife Robin, Fishers, and Dr. Ann Sawyer, St. Petersburg, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Erica Sawyer, John W. Sawyer VII, Katlyn Sawyer and Jackson Sawyer.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Michael Kellogg officiating. Private family burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southeast of Rochester. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Larchelle ‘Chelly’ L. Wise
July 8, 1976 – Nov. 23, 2001
Larchelle “Chelly” L. Wise, 25, 203 N. Franklin St., Mentone, died at 4:48 a.m. Friday following an automobile accident on Indiana 25, near Talma.
Born in Warsaw to Larry W. and Jody Hudson Wise, she lived in the Mentone area most of her life.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Jody and Dennis Wilson, Claypool; maternal grandparents, William and Mary Francis Hudson, Mentone; paternal grandmother, Mary Wise, Burket; one sister, Rickell Kline and husband Duane, Claypool; one niece, Kara Kline.
Preceding in death was her father, Larry W. Wise.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Barbara S. Harris
Jan. 17, 1952 – Nov. 23, 2001
Barbara S. Harris, 49, 520 N. Franklin St., Mentone, died at 4:50 p.m. Friday at her residence. She had been in failing health over one year.
Born in Prestonburg, Ky. to Mitchel and Lucille Ramey Prater, she married David J. Harris May 20, 1967 in Prestonburg, Ky. He survives.
Mrs. Harris worked at Biomet, Inc., Warsaw. She lived most of her adult life in the Mentone area and attended Trinity Faith Tabernacle.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Tina Beliles and husband David, Mentone; one son, David W. and wife Penni, Pierceton; three grandchildren; one sister, Loretta Yoder, Warsaw; one brother, Eugene Prater, Mentone.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Revs. Robert Brown and William Whitaker officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Rachel H. Sawyer
Sept. 15, 1913 – Nov. 22, 2001
Rachel H. Sawyer, 88, 5109 Mt. Zion Road, died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born in Indianapolis to Clarence and Hellen A. Fletcher Hargrave, she married John Wesley Sawyer IV July 10, 1935. He died Dec. 31, 1995.
Mrs. Sawyer was a librarian and teacher at Kewanna High School, where she retired after 15 years. She was a member of the former Rochester Country Club and Elks Ladies Golf Association. She was a licensed pilot and an avid bowler and golfer. She was a member of the Rochester Bowling League and the Ninety Niners Women Pilots Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Sawyer, Valparaiso; two sons, John W. “Jack” and wife Sandy, Rochester, Tom and wife Jan, Rochester; five grandchildren, Rob Sawyer and wife Beth, Leah and Nathan Sawyer, all of Rochester, John W. Sawyer VI, Fishers, and Dr. Ann Sawyer, St. Petersburg, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Erica Sawyer, John W. Sawyer VII, Katlyn Sawyer and Jackson Sawyer.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Michael Kellogg officiating. Private family burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southeast of Rochester. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Ruth P. Bowen
May 17, 1902 – Nov. 20, 2001
Ruth P. Bowen, 99, Fulton County Road 250 South, Akron, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Fulton County to Nelson and Emma Nicodemus Bowen, she was a lifetime Fulton County resident.
An Akron High School graduate, she received her teaching degree from Manchester College and taught at several schools, including Sugar Grove, Athens and Millark, retiring from North Judson schools. She attended Akron Church of God and Omega Church, Akron.
Survivors include one sister, Doris Shellenbarger, Wabash; one brother, Albert and wife Esther, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were two sisters, Mary Bowen and Lois Drudge, and two brothers, Paul N. and Raymond Bowen.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Terry McGarrity officiating. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Womens Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) or Gideons International.

Paul D. Gackenheimer
June 20, 1913 – Nov. 20, 2001
Paul D. Gackenheimer, 88, 551 N. Miami St., Wabash, died at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday at Wabash Skilled Care Center.
Born in Wabash to Emanuel and Emma P. Schmidt Gackenheimer, he married Bonita Crow Aug. 23, 1937. She survives.
Mr. Gackenheimer, a pharmacist from 1936 to 1991, was president of Gackenheimer Pharmacies, Inc. He was a 1932 graduate of Wabash High School and a 1934 graduate of Indianapolis College of Pharmacy at Butler University. By age 8 he worked in his father’s pharmacy, founded in 1901. He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, where he was in the choir, Men’s Brotherhood and was president of the Consitory when the new church was built. He was a member of Indiana Pharmacy Alliance, a 50-year member of Wabash Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. An avid traveler, he visited South America, Mexico, Europe and the Holy Land.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, David E. and wife Shirley, Rochester, John H. and wife Anna, Wabash; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Hentrick and Mary Helen Friermood, both of Wabash.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Robert.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 1717 N. Wabash St., Wabash, with Rev. Richard Renser officiating. Burial will be at Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel, Wabash. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ.

Medrith L. Welty
July 1, 1915 – Nov. 17, 2001
Medrith L. Welty, 86, 1519 Madison St., died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
Born in Rochester to Harry and Georgia Zartman Brower, she married Dale E. Welty Aug. 12, 1939 in Mexico. He preceded in death Oct. 7, 1996.
Mrs. Welty, a Rochester resident most of her life, was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane S. Richardson and husband James, New York City; two grandchildren, Christine Walsh and Bryan Atchley, both of New York City; one great-grandson, Connor Walsh; one niece, Carolyn Harrison, Anderson.
Preceding in death with her husband were three brothers, Don, Fred and Ed Brower.
Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Rochester First Presbyterian Church or Masonic Lodge.

Evelyn S. Summerlot
Jan. 24, 1930 – Nov. 17, 2001
Evelyn S. Summerlot, 71, formerly of 334 Indiana Ave., Argos, died at 6:57 p.m. Saturday at her Plymouth residence following an unexpected illness.
Born in Walkerton to Floyd and Mary Buss Gardner, she married Lloyd W. Summerlot July 12, 1947 in Walkerton. He preceded in death Oct. 6, 2000.
Mrs. Summerlot, a Marshall County resident most of her life, lived in Plymouth six months, coming from Argos. She worked at Wagner Wire, Plymouth, and retired from Ristance, Argos, in 1982. She attended Plymouth Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane Andrews and husband Bill, Plymouth, Myra Summerlot, Mishawaka, Rhonda Wagner, Osceola; two sons, Joey and wife RoxAnne, Plymouth, Michael, South Bend; five granddaughters and four grandsons; three sisters, Martha Sherrill and husband Willis, Van Vleck, Texas, Winifred Smith and husband John, Lapaz, Dorothy Eads and husband Arlis, Plymouth; six brothers, Kenneth and wife Mardell and Keith and wife Evelyn, all of Walkerton, Harlan, Goshen, Howard and wife Connie, Bremen, Charles and wife Barb and David and wife Emily, all of Plymouth; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter, Rosemary Sliter, Sept., 1993, one infant grandson and one sister, Faye Damuth.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Doug Jividen officiating. Burial will be at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Plymouth Baptist Church.

Trieva A. Mitchell
Nov. 22, 1942 – Nov. 15, 2001
Trieva A. Mitchell, 58, Fruitland, Fla., died Thursday in Gainesville, Fla. following an extended illness.
Born in Britt, Iowa to Everett C. and Nellie Linthicum Wolfe, she married Robert W. Mitchell.
Mrs. Mitchell moved to Fruitland three years ago from Orange City, Fla. A homemaker, she was a member of Pomona Park First Baptist Church and enjoyed boating, gardening, crafts, kite flying and balloon sculpting.
Surviving with her husband of 24 years, at home, are three sons, Jon Hansen, Barracks, Hawaii, David Hansen, Debary, Fla., Curtiss Mitchell, Madison, Wisc.; one stepson, Robbie Mitchell, Rochester; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Augustin, Ocoee, Fla., Jennifer Shepherd, Warsaw; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Tim Wolfe, Des Moines, Iowa; three sisters, Pam Johnson, Debary, Fla., Twilia Nilius, Des Moines, Iowa, Beccy Moore, Story City, Iowa; and her parents, of Des Moines, Iowa.
Services are Wednesday at Pomona Park First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Hollywood Cemetery, Orange City, Fla. Clayton Frank & Sons Funeral Home, Crescent City, Fla., are in charge of arrangements.

Irma L. Miller Zolman
May 8, 1918 – Oct. 27, 2001
Former Akron resident Irma L. Miller Zolman, 83, died Oct. 27 at her Simi Valley, Calif. residence.
Born to Vernon R. and Versa Overmeyer Miller, she played drums, guitar and saxaphone in her family’s orchestra until her father’s death in 1942.
A 1936 graduate of Akron High School, she was one of the first women to tow cars from Detroit to the West Coast. She owned a hair salon in Beaver Dam and was active in the local hairdressers association.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne Hoffman-Weisel, Simi Valley, Calif.; two sons, Vernon D., Mishawaka, Jan A., Warsaw; seven grandchildren, Daphne Hoffman-Scace, Dana Hoffman, Danielle Hoffman-Killingsworth, all of California, Dyan Hoffman-Smith, Nevada, Stefanie Zolman-DeSchepper and Nate and Brad Zolman, all of Indiana; 10 great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Heather, Holly, Cory, Rocky, Gavin, Amanda, Brooklyn, Brock and Hannah; two nieces, LuAnn Whetstone and Judith Sayger, both of Indiana, and Tom Sayger, Tennessee.
Preceding in death were her parents, her husband, Maynard D. Zolman, two brothers, Harold and Eugene, two sisters, Esther Nickodemus and Irene Sayger, and one granddaughter, Jacque Zolman Gizzi.
Services are Saturday at Granada Hills Church of Religious Science. Memorials may be made to The Helping Hands Project, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, c/o Patricia Perkins, 60 Main St., Wounded Knee, SD 57794. Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

L. Joe Ault
July 8, 1923 – Nov. 16, 2001
L. Joe Ault, 78, Claypool, died at 8:38 a.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Madison County to Thomas B. “Jake” and Hazel Heflin Ault, he married Maxine Miller Dec. 2, 1943 in Claypool. She survives.
Mr. Ault, a livestock buyer, was a member of Mentone Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shriners of Fort Wayne and Warsaw.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Mike and wife Linda, Claypool; one daughter, Connie Ault, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Angela DePalma, Plymouth, and Chris Ault, Claypool; two great-grandchildren, Rommie and Sophie DePalma; two brothers, Tom and wife Marilyn, Silver Lake, Don and wife Martha, Claypool; two sisters, Phyllis Denny and husband Francis, Warsaw, Jean Noggle and husband Charles, Muncie.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Doris Smith officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ellanora M. Yazel
Aug. 11, 1925 – Nov. 16, 2001
Ellanora M. Yazel, 76, died at noon Friday at her 301 E. Harrison St., Mentone, residence.
Born in Fort Wayne to Calvin and Isabella Marks Lantz, she married Harold L. Yazel Oct. 8, 1948 in Mentone. He survives.
Mrs. Yazel owned the former Pac-Rat Palace Antiques, Mentone and was a former member of Lakeland Art Association.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Rhonda Jewell and husband John, Akron, Teresa Jones and husband James, Brookston; one son, Michael and wife June, Mentone; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Quentin Lantz and wife Ramona, Warsaw.
Preceding in death were one brother and one grandson.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Eugene Neyhart officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

H. Robert Bradley
Sept. 16, 1919 – Nov. 14, 2001
H. Robert Bradley, 82, 3601 Manitou Park Road, died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Indianapolis to Arthur Clinton and Cora Hipes Bradley, he married Elizabeth Ann Carr March 1, 1942 in Young America. She survives.
Mr. Bradley, a retired farmer, was a Farmers & Merchants Bank director here for 35 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Elks Lodge 2120. He was founder of the Fulton County Conservation Club. He lived most of his life in Rochester, coming from Indianapolis.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Pat Pereira and husband Rolland, Schererville, Linda Smith and husband Tom, Leo; one son, John and wife Dina, Plymouth; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ahn Bradley, California.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Mary Jane Smith, March 6, 2001.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Edwin Clark officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Council on Aging or Trinity United Methodist Church.

Paul K. Dice
Sept. 19, 1911 – Nov. 14, 2001
Paul K. Dice, 90, formerly of Fulton, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at his Wynnfield Crossing residence.
Born in Rochester to Glen and Myrtle King Dice, he married Mildred B. Reed Sept. 12, 1936 in Michigan City. She preceded on Sept. 27, 1996.
Mr. Dice owned and operated Dice Oil Co., Fulton, from 1939 to 1979. He was a member of Fulton Baptist Temple and a lifetime member of Rochester Elks Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include one daughter, Lou Ann White, Fort Wayne; one son, James R. and wife Vickie, Fulton; three grandchildren, James P. Dice and Kimberly Ritter and husband Mark, all of Fulton, and Rick A. White, Fort Wayne; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Vauvar and husband Jack, Monticello, Betty Jane Stephens and husband Bill, Fort Worth, Texas.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. Bruce Russell officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Fulton-Liberty Township Fire Department First Responders.

Lena L. Tignor
Feb. 7, 1933 – Nov. 13, 2001
Lena L. Tignor, 68, 13107 E. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Lenoir, N.C. to Vernon and Marie Bolick, she married Clarence Tignor March 14, 1976 in Clintwood, Va. He survives.
Mrs. Tignor, a homemaker, attended God’s Highway to Heaven Church, Warsaw.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are four sons, Johnny Tignor, Akron, John Dean, Clinton and Carl Laws, all of North Carolina; four grandchildren; five brothers, Glenn, Dell, Lester, Dan and Boyd Bolick, all of North Carolina; four sisters, Reba Ford, Treva Young, Alice Hicks and Elizabeth Pope, all of North Carolina.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Akron Cemetery with Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Cleon L. Cox
June 3, 1925 – Nov. 12, 2001
Cleon L. Cox, 76, 1208 W. Fourth St., North Manchester, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Columbia City to George and Myrtle Pew Cox, he married Beulah “Goldie” Bradley Jan. 28, 1967. She survives.
Mr. Cox worked at Majestic Products Co., Huntington, for 17 years and retired from Grandstaff Rendering after 12 years. He was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Sandra Rivera, Clinton, Tenn., Diane Rosbrugh and husband Jerry, Pierceton, Gloria Parker, Warsaw; three stepdaughters, Judy Kamp and husband Noel, Linda Miller and husband Rick and Gloria Lease and husband Warren, all of Rochester; five grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents and five brothers.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake, with Rev. Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, 1401 Indiana 114 West.


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