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Georgia F. Legg
Sept. 15, 1912 – Feb. 7, 2002
Georgia F. Legg, 90, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Carroll County, she married Lyman Legg. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Legg was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist.
Survivors include two grandsons, Michael D. Busch, Rochester, Steven L. Busch and wife Tammy, Brownsburg; one great-grandson, Joshua D. Busch; one great-granddaughter, Elisabeth Jane Busch; one daughter-in-law, Eileen Busch Sommers.
Preceding in death with her husband was one son, David L. Busch.
Graveside services will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Community Foundation, 822 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Harold L. Reese
April 10, 1915 – Feb. 5, 2002
Harold L. Reese, 86, Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester, died at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend.
Born in Rochester to Fred A. and Clara Fern Mutchler Reese, he married Helen Josephine Wylie April 23, 1939 in North Manchester. She survives.
Mr. Reese lived most of his life in Rochester, spending some time in Serbia and Cornstalk Park, Mich. He retired in 1979 after 30 years as a machinist at Sealed Power Corp., Rochester. He owned Third Street Grocery, Rochester, was a farmer and was developer of Reese Addition, Rochester. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a lay leader, a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Messenger Sunday school class, trustee and finance chairman and co-founder of the Grace UMC Historical Records Room. 
Twice named Rochester Kiwanis Club’s most valuable member of the year, he was a member of Fulton County Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, Prill School Museum Association and Friends of the Fulton County Public Library. He was a 26-year member of the Fulton County Historical Society, where he helped build many projects, and of the Manitou Motorcycle Club.
Mr. Reese was named, along with his wife, co-grand marshall of the 1994 Fulton County Round Barn Festival Parade and received an award for 25 years volunteer service with the Fulton County Historical Society. He enjoyed woodworking, photography and Indian artifacts.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Elaine Gilliland, Carmel; one grandson, Jack G. Daulton, Lenoir, N.C.; two stepgrandsons, Robert Gilliland, Mooresville, Richard Gilliland, Orlando, Fla.; six great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were two brothers, Ralph and A. Buryl Reese.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the Fulton County Historical Society.

Russell L. Musgrave
April 10, 1915 – Feb. 5, 2002
Russell L. Musgrave, 86, Martinsville, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday at Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Martinsville.
Born in Morgan County, Green Township, to Charles Melvin and Louie Deer Musgrave, he married Ruth E. Day June 9, 1935. She survives.
Mr. Musgrave was self-employed farmer and lifetime resident of Morgan County. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Martinsville, where he was an elder over 50 years. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his fruit orchard.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Lawrence D., Martinsville, Stanley L., Rochester; one daughter, Joan A. Miller, Greenwood; 10 grandchildren, Randall, Glenn, Tony, Lance and Craig Musgrave, Shelley Abbott, Russell Miller, Stacy Winget, Amy Pentecost and Karen Bowen.
Preceding in death were one granddaughter, Teresa Musgrave, one great-granddaughter Lauren Abbott, three brothers, Earl E., Paul Floyd and John Musgrave, and two sisters, Anna Lucile Musgrave and Eva N. Flake.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Neal & Summers Mortuary, Martinsville, with Rev. David Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery, Martinsville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morgan County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 2033, Martinsville, IN 46151.

Dorothy A. Truex
Oct. 7, 1920 – Feb. 5, 2002
Dorothy A. Truex, 81, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday at her Denver residence.
Born in Perry Township, Miami County to Charles W. and Eva Murphy Hudson, she married Willard D. “Bill” Truex Dec. 7, 1942 at the home of Rev. C.F. Golden, near Chili. He died Nov. 24, 1994.
Mrs. Truex and her husband operated Chili Grain & Supply until 1978. She was an inspector at Essex International, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Chili Baptist Church and attended Olive Branch Church of God.
Survivors include two sons, Terry L. and wife Patsy, Peru, Nobel C. and wife Nancy A., Denver; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Olive “Polly” Hudson, Denver; one brother, Paul L. Hudson, Roann.
Preceding in death with her husband were six brothers and two sisters.
Private services will be conducted, with Rev. Lowell Burrus officiating. Burial will be at Chili Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Society.

Dorothy M. Marshall
Oct. 24, 1919 – Feb. 4, 2002
Dorothy M. Marshall, 82, Marion, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday at Warren United Methodist Home, Warren.
Born in Ossian to Harman and Faye Kauffman Emley, she married Dale Marshall Oct. 28, 1940 in Henderson, Ky. He died Dec. 22, 1983.
Mrs. Marshall, a homemaker, enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, drawing and gardening.
Survivors include two sons, Homer, Macon, Ga., Kenny and wife Barbara, Lagro; three daughters, Nancy West and husband Clarence, Denver, Bonnie Walters and husband Lynn, Delong, Cindy Bolin and husband H. Allen, Logansport; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Erma Holloway, two brothers, Roscoe and Glen Emley, and one great-grandchild, Jakob Oaf.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson Funeral Home, Van Buren, with Rev. J. Wallace officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Gladys M. Carr
June 16, 1910 – Feb. 3, 2002
Gladys M. Carr, 91, 225 N. First St., Argos, died at 9:27 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. She had been in failing health four months.
Born near Akron to Jacob L. and Elva E. Bowen Mechling, she married Byron Carr in April, 1946. He died Jan. 29, 1964.
Mrs. Carr, an Argos resident most of her life, owned and operated Gladys’ Beauty Salon, Argos, over 70 years. She graduated from Cecil Beauty College, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1931. She was a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star 26, Plymouth. She attended Argos Bible Church, where she was an organist.
Survivors include one son, Charles Carr and wife Sandy, Papua, New Guinea; eight grandchildren, Diana Heckman and husband Jon, Warsaw, Debra Williams and husband Jeffery, Muncie, Rachel, Christina, Miriah, Michael and C.J. Carr, all of Papua, New Guinea, David Carr, Argos; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Hope Winenger, Argos.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter, Deloris, one sister, Ruth Esther Mechling, and two brothers, Loris Ray and Guy Day Mechling.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Mark Fishburn officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. The Order of the Eastern Star 26 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Argos Bible Church.

Ellener E. Manwaring
March 16, 1906 – Feb. 4, 2002
Ellener W. Manwaring, 95, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday at her Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, residence.
Born in Warsaw to Harry and Isadora Pyle Nye, she married Charles L. Manwaring July 20, 1935 in Elkhart. He died Aug. 18, 1974.
Mrs. Manwaring was a graduate of Warsaw High School and International Business College, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, the Mentone Reading Club, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Warsaw, and a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and was a volunteer at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Frank N. and wife Mary, Warsaw, James L. and wife Jo, Warsaw; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Zachary and husband Dan, Julie Reed and husband Scott, Deron Manwaring and wife Ana, Dayne Manwaring and wife Cristi, Sam Manwaring and wife Linette, Derek Manwaring and wife Katrina and Deneal Manwaring; 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husband was one brother, Harry Nye Jr.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Glenn Byers officiating. Burial will be at Mentone cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Ryan R. Utter
July 27, 1982 – February 2, 2002
Ryan Richard Utter, 19, 3268 N. Fulton County Road 650 East, died at 8:22 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries sustained in a Kosciusko County automobile accident Jan. 27. 
Born in Rochester to Rodney and Vicki Cartwright Utter, he was a lifetime Rochester area resident.
Mr. Utter worked at House of Decor, Rochester. He was a member of Talma United Methodist Church. He was a 2001 Tippecanoe Valley High School graduate, where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed hunting.
Survivors include his parents, at home; one sister, Amber Easterday and husband Kent, Rochester; his best friend, Travis Ramsey, Rochester; maternal grandfather, Jack Cartwright, Houston, Texas; maternal grandmother, Barb Bilby and husband Butch, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Juanita Utter and Bob Bauman, Argos; paternal grandfather, Richard Utter and wife Lois, Mentone; paternal great-grandparents, Wilbert and LaVera Utter, Athens; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding in death was his maternal grandmother, LaDonna Wetzel.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 1000 Main St., Rochester, with Revs. Phillip Pratt and Junior Bose officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Ceemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the Ryan Utter Fund, in care of any Lake City Bank branch. 

Juanita E. Granholm
June 25, 1920 – Feb. 1, 2002
Juanita E. Granholm, 81, Rochester, formerly of Kewanna, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Kouts to Harvey and Dessie Overmyer Wolfe, she married Herbert H. Granholm. He died in March, 1984.
Mrs. Granholm worked at Chamberlains, Akron, for over 10 years and was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Jerry and wife Sandy, Hampton, Maine; one daughter, Dorothy McFarland and companion Anthony Emmons, Rochester; four grandchildren, Jeff Granholm, Maine, DevinMcFarland, Rochester, Anthony McFarland, Troutwood, Ohio, Anna Armstrong, Peru; three great-grandchildren, Aaron McFarland, Ohio, Rayann and Amber Armstrong, both of Peru; one sister, Chloe McLean, Warsaw.
Preceding in death were her parents and two brothers.
Private family services will take place. Burial will be at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Juanita E. Granholm Memorial Fund. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Flossie Rush Kotterman
April 18, 1908 – Feb. 3, 2002
Flossie Rush Kotterman, 93, 415 Railroad St., Argos, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she was a patient three months.
Born in Twelve Mile to John and Pearl Vanata Musselman, she married Vern Rush Dec. 3, 1928. He died Dec. 15, 1958. She married Harry Kotterman Nov. 14, 1972. He died Feb. 1, 1999.
Mrs. Kotterman was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Gladys Warren, Argos; four grandchildren, Clara Mae Hollar and husband Carl, Argos, Jenette Horvath and husband Tim, Plymouth, Don Warren and wife June, Lakeville, Raymond Warren, Plymouth; 12 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ethel Rhoades, Logansport, Gertrude Townsend, Twelve Mile, Dortha Lowman and Elsie Rush, both of Rochester; four brothers, Roy Musselman, Logansport, Ralph, Richard and Leonard Musselman, all of Twelve Mile; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David Welsh officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

LaVaun V. Montague
June 8, 1913 – Feb. 2, 2002
LaVaun V. Montague, 88, Bremen, formerly of Bourbon, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Bremen Health Care Center.
Born in Bourbon to Herman and Orpha Faulkner Montague, he married Celia June Lemler Nov. 10, 1932. She survives.
Mr. Montague, a lifetime Bourbon area resident, was a 1932 Bourbon High School graduate. He worked at Orthopedic Equipment Co., Bourbon, for more than 31 years. He was a 25-year volunteer fireman. He was a member of United Pentacostal Church of Bourbon over 70 years.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are six children, Nila Ellen and Ivy E. Davis, Crowley, Texas, David Lee and Dorothy Montague, Akron, Neil and Dori Montague, Bremen, Gene and Judy Montague, Akron, Thomas Montague, Schererville, Phyllis Rene` and Jim Trentham, Burleson, Texas; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Sylvia Holloway and husband Don, Bourbon; one brother, Bill and wife Irene, North Fort Myers, Fla.
Preceding in death was one brother, Ward.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Pentacostal Church of Bourbon with Revs. Mark Cottrill and Ron Liles officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Hoem, Bourbon, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the United Pentacostal Church of Bourbon building fund.

Shirley L. Haiflich
May 14, 1943 – February 1, 2002
Shirley L. Haiflich, 58, died at 6:35 a.m. Friday at her 418 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, residence. She had been ill since July.
Born in Cadiz, Ky. to Wayne and Mildred Shane Newnam, she married Rev. Stevan R. Haiflich Dec. 31, 1992 in North Webster. He survives.
Mrs. Haiflich, formerly of Roanoke, was a materials planner at Raytheon Systems, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, the Rural Chaplain’s Association, of which she was secretary one year, and the American Business Women’s Association Kilsoquah Chapter, Huntington.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are her mother, Fairbury, Ill.; two stepsons, Phillip Haiflich and wife Heidi and Andrew Haiflich and friend Lauren Haley, all of Fort Wayne; two stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Elaine Nystrom and husband Wade, Altona, Ill., Karilyn Newnam, Urbana, Ill., Elsie Casteel and husband David, Great Falls, Mont.; one brother, Stan Newnam and wife Kathy, Mount Vernon, Ill.
Preceding in death was her father.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Akron United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Harris officiating. Burial will be at Mossburg Cemetery, Wells County, near Liberty Center. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the church, 121 N. Mishawaka St., Akron. Memorials may be made to the Akron Missions Fund, the Rural Chaplain’s Association or the church of one’s choice. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Glen J. Armentrout
Jan. 2, 1913 – January 31, 2002
Glen J. Armentrout, 89, 333 W. Church St., Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient two weeks.
Born in LaCrosse to James Ezra and Nola Florence Woods Armentrout, he married Clara Miller May 6, 1944 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Armentrout lived in Argos most of his life. He was a machinist at Studebaker Corp., South Bend, and worked at Electra-Motive Corp., LaGrange, Ill. He was a member of Plymouth Wesleyan Church and the United Autoworkers Union, South Bend. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. during World War II.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Carol L. Morrison, Argos; two granddaughters, Susan Armentrout, South Bend, Denise Stutler and husband Randy, Argos; one great-grandson, Nicholas Stutler, Argos; two sisters, Gertrude Marie “Trudy” Joseph and husband David, Plymouth, Opal Weidner, Rochester; one brother, Kenneth C. Armentrout and wife Harriett, The Colony, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents, one son, John C. Armentrout, and three sisters, Mabel Ballinger, Mary Stazewski and Midge Rouse.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Robert Vardaman officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 68, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Plymouth Wesleyan Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Frances L. Marshall
April 5, 1920 – Jan. 28, 2002
Frances L. Marshall, 81, 208 S. West St., Akron, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Kosciusko County to Glen and Pearl Rhynerson Holloway, she married Mace Eugene Marshall June 14, 1939 in Mentone. He died Feb. 3, 2001.
Mrs. Marshall, a homemaker, was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, Mentone Order of the Eastern Star and a past grand representative of the Indiana Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include one brother, Frank Holloway, Plymouth; two sisters, Kathleen Wagner, Warsaw, Pauline Shaw, Valley Springs, Calif.; two half sisters and four half brothers.
Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Carl Marshall, in 1960 and three sisters.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Will Lawson officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wentzel W. Wagoner
July 25, 1922 – Jan. 14, 2002
Wentzel W. Wagoner, 79, Placitas, N.M., died Jan. 14 following a short illness.
Born in Plymouth to Paul and Irma Wagner, he married Betty G. Behmer April 18, 1942. She survives.
Mr. Wagoner served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific, American and European Theatres of World War II. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He worked at Buick in Flint, Mich. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M., retiring from Sandia National Laboratory in 1982.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Connie Nordstrom and husband Frank, Farmington, N.M.; one son, Douglas and wife Colleen, Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren, Julie, Douglas and Danna Strech and Matthew and Amy Wagoner; two great-grandsons, Jen and Jax Strech; one brother, Robert D., Rochester; one sister, Patricia Minear, Milford.
Preceding in death were his parents and three brothers, George, Paul Jr. and William.
Services were Jan. 18 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.

Garry L. Smiley
Sept. 20, 1942 – Jan. 27, 2002
Garry L. Smiley, 59, 3762 W. Old Road 30, Warsaw, died Sunday at 7278 N. Fulton County Road 775 East, Rochester.
Born in Marshall County to Julius “Sam” and Betty Peltz Smiley, he married Jean Byrer Oct. 11, 1963 in Tippecanoe. She survives.
Mr. Smiley was a self-employed taxidermist.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Betty Smiley, Plymouth; one daughter, Dawn Kerlin, Warsaw; one son, Rocky Smiley, Etna Green; two grandchildren; two sisters, Sherry Benedict and husband Tom, Plymouth, Donna Henritze and husband Bob, Westfield; two brothers, Roger and wife Jennifer, Florida, Milton, Atwood.
Private family services will be Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Dennis Bollenbacher officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green.

Alfred R. Coplen
Feb. 28, 1909 – Jan. 27, 2002
Alfred Ray Coplen, 92, 1330 Franklin Ave., died at 3:31 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Fulton County to Orange Melville and Mary Belle Gregson Coplen, he married Trella Mae Bradway April 20, 1937 in Akron. She died June 24, 2001.
Mr. Coplen, a lifetime Rochester resident, was a 1927 Rochester High School graduate and a retired heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards and watching sports. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Daly during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 36, Rochester, and Operating and Engineers Union Local 103, Kokomo.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Bridge and husband Robert, Rochester; two sons, Phillip and wife Kristin, Westerville, Ohio, Steven and wife Gretchen, Rochester; four grandsons, Michael Coplen, West Lafayette, Daniel Coplen, Cincinnati, Ohio, Lee Coplen and wife Amy, Westerville, Ohio, Anthony Coplen and wife Gina, Powell, Ohio; four great-grandsons, Jack, Jay and Nicholas Coplen, Westerville, Ohio, and Philip Coplen, Powell, Ohio; one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Coplen, Powell, Ohio; three stepgrandchildren, Nancy Waggoner and husband Ted, Rochester, John Charles Bridge, Terre Haute, Stephen Bridge and wife Catherine, Indianapolis; seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Burial will be at Hoover Cemetery, Athens, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or one’s charity of choice.

Kathleen A. Beck
Sept. 21, 1945 – Jan. 25, 2002
Kathleen A. Beck, 56, Fort Wayne, formerly of Rochester, died at noon Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following complications from heart surgery.
Born in Rochester to Lester and Lily Mlekodaj Beck, she moved from Rochester to Fort Wayne in 1967.
Miss Beck was a chemist at Falstaff Brewery, Fort Wayne, and an artist. She was graduated from Rochester High School in 1963 and from Indiana University in 1967. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fort Wayne.
Survivors include four sisters, Judy Claus and husband Chris, Philadelphia, Penn., Francine Beck, Denver, Colo., Teresa Beck, Grand Rapids, Mich., Julia Dill, Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Larry Beck, Stevens Point, Wisc., Robert Beck, Urbana; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Alan Beck, in 1987.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Rev. Joe Jacob officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Parkview Behavioral Health Center, in care of Parkview Hospital Foundation, Fort Wayne.

Margaret L. Sutton
Aug. 6, 1915 – Jan. 27, 2002
Margaret L. Sutton, 86, Logansport, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at Chase Center, Logansport.
Born in Logansport to John and Opal Conrad Spencer, she married Charles “Bud” Sutton Sept. 7, 1940 in Flora. He died Nov. 30, 1983.
Mrs. Sutton, formerly of Lucerne, worked at Sirken Distributors, Rochester, and Chase Center, Logansport. She attended Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the women’s group.
Survivors include one daughter, Pattie Armstrong and husband Vance, Lucerne; two grandsons, Tom Roush and wife Laurie, Portage, Troy Roush and wife Jennifer, Lucerne; one great-grandson, Cole Roush.
Preceding in death with her husband were one infant daughter, Carol Sue Sutton, and two brothers, Jack and Marion Spencer.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednes-day at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. David Sommers officiating. Burial will be at Metea Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church.

Opal L. Graves
March 18, 1910 – Jan. 19, 2002
Opal L. Graves, 91, Burr Ridge, Ill., and formerly of 19681 Brick Road, Clay Township, St. Joseph County, died Jan. 19.
Born in Fulton County to William C. and Eunice May Easterday Miller, of Richland Township, she married Leroy D. Graves at Seymour on Sept. 16, 1934. A former Notre Dame University professor, he died six years ago.
The Graveses resided on Brick Road since 1946. She moved to Illinois a year ago.
Mrs. Graves enjoyed gardening and handcrafts and spending time with her family. She was a life member of the Ladies of Notre Dame. She attended the Community Congregational Church. She was related to the Easterday, Hoffman, Mehling and Plantz families, all early German-Americans of Fulton County.
Survivors include her daughter, LeeAnn Cosper and husband David, Downers Grove, Ill.; son Terry Graves and wife Susan, Redlands, Calif.; four grandchildren, Stephen Cosper and wife Christy, Catherine Donofrio and husband Joel, Sarah Webster and husband Gregory, and Stephanie Graves; one nephew, Roger Zentz, Plymouth; and four great-grandchildren, Rhiannon, Anthony, Joanna and Nathaniel. She was preceded by two sisters, Thelma Richard and Ruth Zentz, and one brother, Albert D. Miller.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Welsheimer North Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery following the funeral. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society.

Harriett L. Arven
Oct. 18, 1923 – Jan. 19, 2002
Harriett L. Arven, 78, Fulton, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in New Waverly to Walter and Melinda Jane Leedy Sutton, she married Claude D. Arven April 2, 1977 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Arven, a homemaker, was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church, where she was active in women’s activities.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two nieces, Linda Jane Ray, Peru, Connie Lehman and husband David, Theodore, Ala.; two nephews, Robert L. Musgrave and wife Judy, Peru, Jack L. Nickels and wife Marian, Bartonville, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Dean Arven and wife Nornetta, Logansport; several great nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Ella Musgrave, and one brother, Robert Sutton.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, Fulton. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fulton United Methodist Church or to one’s favorite charity.

Marion D. ‘Shorty’ Carman
Jan. 21, 1935 – Jan. 20, 2002
Marion Dale “Shorty” Carman, 66, Rochester, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, Becch Grove.
Born in Bartholomew County to Ira and Reba Hendrickson Carman, he married Patricia Anne McKinsey.
Mr. Carman, formerly of Hope, retired from Grissom Air Force Base, Peru, where he was a technician. He was a member of Whippoorwill Community Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, at home, one son, Robert Clawson, Indianapolis; one daughter, Connie Carman, Fort Wayne; two stepdaughters, Tammy McClone, Warsaw, Kimberly Combs, Charleston, W. Va.; one stepson, Jamie Norman, Warsaw; 13 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald, Columbus, Robert, California; one sister, Deloris Kimbler, Florida.
Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Allen Dale Carman, and one brother, Harold Carman.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Norman Funeral Home, Hope, with Rev. Jeff Combs officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice Center, 1600 Albany St., Beech Grove, IN 46107.

Dean C. Fox
Nov. 13, 1922 – Jan. 18, 2002
Dean Conroy Fox, 79, Boulder, Colo., died there Friday.
Born in Argos to William and Mildred McColley Fox, he married his wife, Norma A., Jan. 19, 1958 in Teheran, Iran. She survives.
Mr. Fox was an Argos High School graduate. He attended South Bend College of Commerce and Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, retiring in 1965. He retired from IBM in 1985. A Boulder, Colo. resident since 1964, he was a member of Mountain States Baptist Church, Retired Officer Association, Retired Army Warrant Officer Association and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, James, Orleans, Mass.; two daughters, Janet Fox, Longmont, Colo., June Fox, Westminster, Colo.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary Fox, East Peoria, Ill.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Services were today in Boulder. Private burial will be Wednesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Boulder County Hospice. Howe Mortuary, Boulder, is in charge of arrangements.

Harriet L. Arven
Oct. 18, 1923 – Jan. 19, 2002
Harriet L. Arven, 78, Fulton, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in New Waverly to Walter and Melinda Jane Leedy Sutton, she married Claude D. Arven April 2, 1977 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Arven, a homemaker, was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church, where she was active in women’s activities.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two nieces, Linda Jane Ray, Peru, Connie Lehman and husband David, Theodore, Ala.; two nephews, Robert L. Musgrave and wife Judy, Peru, Jack L. Nickels and wife Marian, Bartonville, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Dean Arven and wife Nornetta, Logansport; several great nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Ella Musgrave, and one brother, Robert Sutton.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, Fulton. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fulton United Methodist Church or to one’s favorite charity.

Trey Alderfer
Jan. 10, 2002 – Jan. 19, 2002
Infant Trey Alderfer 128 W. Third St., died at 8:18 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born Jan. 10 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, to Leroy and Rebel Weisenberger Alderfer.
Survivors include his parents, at home; one brother, Skyler Alderfer, at home; maternal grandmother, Ronda Moore, North Manchester; paternal grandparents, Diane See, Rochester, and Jack Alderfer, North Manchester; maternal great-grandparents, Artie and Rosie Moore, Wabash; paternal great-grandparents, Merle and Julia Alderfer, Laketon; paternal great-great-grandmother, Hattie Coleman, Laketon.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Glen H. ‘Speck’ Smith
Nov. 14, 1921 – Jan. 16, 2002
Glen H. “Speck” Smith, 80, 3642 E. Miami County Road 650 South, Macy, died at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born in Macy to Harvey F. and Izora Nye Smith, he married Carmen J. Ellis Nov. 27, 1954 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Smith, a lifetime Macy resident, owned and operated Speck’s Service Station at the corner of Old U.S. 31 and Macy-Nyona Lake Road. He retired in 1998. His father began the business in 1916 and moving to its current location in 1928. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Persian Gulf. He was a member of Lincoln Lodge 523 and Order of the Eastern Star 124, both of Macy, over 50 years.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Nancy J. Smith, Akron; two sons, Steven E. and wife Laurel, Vincennes, Dean P., New York, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Glenda and Alicia Smith, both of Akron; one sister, Juana Robinson and husband Bayard, Wichita, Kan.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Harvey Smith.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David Welsh officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. 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 Alzheimer’s Association.

Louetta Jones
June 22, 1920 – Jan. 17, 2002
Louetta Jones, 81, Rochester, died at 4:05 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been in failing health several years.
Born in Halfway, Ky. to Edd and Mary Etta Stone Beller, she married Paul Jones in Kentucky. He died June 2, 1969.
Mrs. Jones came to Rochester in 1996 from Indianapolis. She was a homemaker and caregiver.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ryan and husband Don, Indianapolis; one son, Edward Johnson and wife Patricia, Macy; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Beulah Calvert, Bowling Green, Ky.; one brother, Ovie Beller and wife Rose, Bowling Green, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, two sisters and four brothers.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Junior Hooks
Oct. 28, 1922 – Jan. 17, 2002
Junior Hooks, 79, 6462 A St., Athens, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.
Born in LaFollette, Tenn. to Moss and Sophia O’Brine Hooks, he married Rosalee Cole April 22, 1946 in Paintsville, Ky. She died April 22, 1995.
Mr. Hooks was an Athens resident for 55 years, coming from Paintsville, Ky. He retired from Rochester Telephone Co. after 38 years. He attended Rochester Church of God and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343 and International Brother-hood of Electrical Workers 723. He served under General Patton during World War II, earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Harrell, Argos; one son, Kenneth Hooks, Argos; three grandchildren, Tammy Utter and husband Bill, Athens, Melissa Artist, Rochester, Christopher Hooks and fiance Kelly Floor, Rochester; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Hall and husband Arlie, Wabash; one brother, Euglene Hooks, Peru.
Preceding in death with his wife were his parents and two brothers, Frank and Robert Hooks.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Gregory A. Miller
March 29, 1947 – Jan. 15, 2002
Gregory A. “Greg” Miller, 54, 911 E. Fulton County Road 550 North, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Rochester to Jacob A. and Margaret M. “Peg” Roman Miller, he married Vickie Crissinger March 27, 1998. She survives.
Mr. Miller co-owned, with his brother, Miller’s Service Center, Rochester, and was assistant chief of Rochester Fire Department. A 1965 Rochester High School graduate, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Blacktop Cruisers and the Fulton County Fireman’s Association.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Scott G. Miller, Carmel; one stepson, Kyle Jump, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Kira Jump, Rochester; one brother, Tim and wife Beth, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Preceding in death were his father, on June 9, 1973, and his mother, on July 1, 1990.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Revs. Sam Bennett and Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars assisted by members of the Rochester Fire Department. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Greg Miller
Assistant Rochester Fire Chief Greg Miller, 54, died Tuesday in the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital, of an apparent heart attack.
He joined the department in 1982 and was the city’s longest-serving full-time firefighter. He was assistant chief various times during his nearly 20-year career.
Chief Mike Gearhart said he last appointed Miller assistant chief in 1996.
In a force of relatively young firefighters, Miller was the “seniority guy,” Gearhart said.
A U.S. Army helicopter maintenance man during the Vietnam War, Miller was known for his level-headed approach to his work, Gearhart said.
“He was a good-guy. Had a great sense of humor,” Gearhart said today. “He just didn’t get too excited. He’d been around long enough to see a lot of stuff burn. He had a lot of knowledge from what he’s seen through his career.”
Flags were lowered to half-staff at the fire station and Rochester City Hall today.
The mood at City Hall was somber.
“Greg’s been involved with my life quite a while,” said Mayor Phil Thompson. He noted both his older sons worked at Miller’s Standard, the service station at Main and Southway 31 Miller co-owned and operated with his brother, Tim, on his days away from the fire station.
“It’s sad to lose such a long-standing good member of the community,” Thompson said. “The Millers have served Rochester for a long time.
In May, Miller would have served the city 20 years, qualifying him for a full pension. Prior to being hired as a firefighter, he had volunteered on the force.
Miller’s son, Scott, followed him into the firefighting profession and is now a Carmel firefighter.
Firefighters were notified by telephone Tuesday night of Miller’s death.
His wife, Vickie, is an instructional assistant at Columbia Elementary School.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Hazel Miller See
Feb. 25, 1915 – Jan. 6, 2002
Hazel Miller See, 86, Roseburg, Ore., died Jan. 6 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, Ore.
Born in Lodi, Ill. to Otto and Sarah Holt, she married John A. Miller July 16, 1932 in Watseka, Ill. He is deceased. She married Bill See June 13, 1992. He survives.
Mrs. See lived in Rochester for 25 years. She worked at Woodlawn Hospital. She enjoyed traveling and her family. She was a volunteer at Roseburg Veterans Administration Hospital.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three children, Jill and Bill Coplen, Rochester, Jim and Milly Miller, Vancouver, Wash., Joy and Rick Johnson, Lake Forest, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Miller Voeller and husband Randy, Vancouver, Wash., Desmond Miller, Vancouver, Wash., Erica Johnson, Missoula, Mt., Tim Hartzler and Haley Coplen, both of Rochester; three great-grandchildren, Samantha and Jackson Voeller, Vancouver, Wash., and Allie Rouch, Fulton.
Preceding in death with her husband were three sisters and two brothers.
Services were Saturday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Association.

Buddy G. ‘Bud’ Keim Sr.
Oct. 19, 1932 – Jan. 13, 2002
Buddy G. “Bud” Keim Sr., 69, Shreveport La., formerly of Gilead, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Grace Home, Shreveport, La. He had been in failing health four months.
Born in Gilead, Miami County, to Carl and Marguerite Opple Keim, he married Virginia McCart Nov. 21, 1953. She survives.
Mr. Keim, a retired truck driver, was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Kathy Beech and husband Johnny, Pat Lewis and husband Jerry, all of Shreveport, La., Dixie Ely and husband Steve, Minden, La.; one son, Buddy G. Keim Jr., Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren, Jeremy and Julie Lewis, Cassidy and Chad Keim, Tabatha Beech, all of Shreveport; one stepgrandson, Jeff Ely, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews.
Services are Wednesday at Rose-Neath Southside Funeral Home, Shreveport, La., with Revs. Mark Sutton and John Harp officiating. Burial will be at Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport, La.

Jerry M. Mutchler
Nov. 1, 1933 – Jan. 13, 2002
Jerry M. Mutchler, 68, 4684 N. Indiana 25, died at 1:39 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Delphi to Alford and Kathryn Widner Hayden, she married Donald P. “Pete” Mutchler, Sr. June 6, 1953 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Mutchler was a homemaker and attended Riverview Community Church. She lived most of her life in Rochester and Kewanna and lived in Elwood for 26 years.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, Donald P. Jr., Elwood; two daughters, Kathy Hobbs and husband Terry, Rochester, Debbie Mumbower and husband David, Alexandria; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Irene James, Lake Cicott; three stepsisters and three stepbrothers.
Preceding in death were her parents, one granddaughter, one sister and one brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Riverview Community Church.

Dennis McManus
April 8, 1916 – Jan. 9, 2002
Dennis McManus, 85, Rochester, died at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday at R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born in Washington Township, Cass County, to Dennis and Goldie Stewart McManus, he married Lydia Irene Widner Aug. 16, 1946 in Logansport. She died Jan. 16, 1947.
Mr. McManus was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired in 1978 from SUS Die Casting Co. He was a member of Fulton County Coonhunters Club.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Victoria Lee Wininger, Indianapolis; one brother, Rayburn “Mike” and wife Betty, Logansport; three sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Reichard and husband Cliff, Leiters Ford, Frances Webster, Logansport, Mari Mittica and husband Dominic, Logansport; several stepgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with his wife were three brothers and two sisters.
Services were Saturday at Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, Logansport. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, was in charge of arrangements.

Theodore R. Benken, Jr.
Sept. 10, 1927 – Jan. 10, 2002
Theodore Raymond Benken Jr., 74, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at his Logansport residence.
Born in Huntingburg to Theodore A. and Ruth Leffler Benken, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include one brother, James, Monticello; two sisters, Elizabeth Pilcher, Pensecola, Fla., Susan LovVron, Huntingburg; his former wife and best friend, Dr. Edna L. Benken, Centerville.
Preceding in death were one sister, Delores Schuetter, and two brothers, John and Francis Benken.
There will be no services or visitation. Burial will take place at a later date. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is in charge of arrangements.

John F. Rogers
Oct. 10, 1910 – Jan. 13, 2002
John F. Rogers, 91, Francesville, died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek of Winamac.
Born in White County to Fred and Lydia Leader Rogers, he married Anna Westphal Feb. 15, 1933 at St. John United Church of Christ. She died June 2, 1996.
Mr. Rogers, a lifetime Francesville resident, was a farmer. He was a member of St. James Salem United Church of Christ, Francesville.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna Wadycki, Westmont, Ill., Charlene Gutwein and husband John, Rensselaer, Carol Burton and husband George, Rochester; one son, Harold and wife Betty, Francesville; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Miller, Cameron, Okla.; one brother, James, Remington.
Preceding in death with his wife were one son, three sisters and one brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Querry-Albright Funeral Home, Francesville, with Rev. David Childs officiating. Burial will be at St. James Salem Cemetery, Francesville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. James Salem United Church of Christ.

Marjorie B. Sparling
July 18, 1909 – Jan. 10, 2002
Marjorie B. Sparling, 92, died at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at her 784 West Shore Drive, Culver, residence. She had been in failing health eight years.
Born in Logansport to James I. and Emily Christine Engelbrecht Barnes, she married Floyd L. Sparling Jan. 19, 1932. He died Jan. 23, 2001.
Mrs. Sparling was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N.C.
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Doyle and husband Bob, Knightdale, N.C., Linda Brockey, Culver; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hillis, Columbus, Virginia Kniesly, Logansport.
Preceding in death with her husband were one daughter, Suzanne Green, and five sisters, Lucile Crompp, Emily Stude-baker, Clara Medland, Betty Muehlhausen and Elizabeth Barnes.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Richards
Robert L. Richards, 71, of New York City, N.Y., and San Francisco, Calif., died Saturday in Doylestown, Penn.
Survivors include one son, Stephen Richards, Boulder, Colo.; one daughter, Leslie Rittzmann, Doylestown, Penn.; one brother, Joseph Richards, Florence, Ky.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. David Sommers officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery.

Thomas J. Michael
July 11, 1957 – Jan. 8, 2002
Thomas J. Michael, 44, Radnor, died at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
He was born in Lafayette to Robert E. and Martha Belle Harmon Michael.
Mr. Michael attended Delphi High School and enjoyed collecting John Deere memorabilia, trains and antiques.
Survivors include his mother, of Radnor; two sisters, Sandra Jarvis and husband Clarence, Columbus, Lisa Adams, Delphi; two brothers, Curtis and wife Patty, Logansport, Ricky and wife Sharon, Rochester; one uncle, Medford Harmon, Cutler.
Preceding in death were his father and one nephew, David Michael.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, with Rev. Woody Slade of Rochester First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be at Burlington Cemetery, Bur-lington. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Carroll County Cancer Association.

Wallace E. Keller
May 29, 1924 – Jan. 6, 2002
Former Rochester resident Wallace E. Keller, 77, Lafayette, died Sunday at Regency Place, Lafayette.
Born in Iowa Falls, Iowa to Harry B. and Edith Harding Keller, Mr. Keller was sales manager at J.R. Hahn Co., Indianapolis, a salesman at Dealer’s Engine and a Noblesville Schools bus driver. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Lafayette, Murat Temple and Scottish Rite, Indianapolis, and was past master of Rochester Masonic Lodge 79. He was a 1942 Noblesville High School graduate.
Survivors include his wife, Ann C. Keller, Lafayette; two daughters, Linda Berryman, Lafayette, Susan Glenski, Longmont, Colo.; one son, Clark Keller, Northville, Mich.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Marlyn Keller, Carmel.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jack G. Miller
Aug. 13, 1922 – Jan. 2, 2002
Jack G. Miller, 79, Sarasota, Fla., died Jan. 2 in Sarasota.
Born in Urbana, Ohio to Hershel and Bess McIntyre Miller, he married Barbara Grabill Oct. 20, 1946 in Elkhart. She survives.
Mr. Miller was a 1939 Rochester High School graduate and a 1942 graduate of Purdue University School of Pharmacology. He lived in Indianapolis from 1947 to 1983. There he was a pharmacist at the Veteran’s Hospital until retiring in 1977. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired U.S. Army Reserves major. He was past president of Indiana Society of Hospital Pharmacists.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three sons, Dennis J., Nineveh, Edwin A., Indianapolis, Eric B., Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. Susan A. Trapp, Flora; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceding in death was one son.
No services are planned. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 921 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240. Cree Funeral Home, Camden, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence W. ‘Bill’ Worden
Aug. 6, 1938 – Jan. 6, 2002
Clarence W. “Bill” Worden, 63, 3953 U.S. 31, Plymouth, formerly of Peru, died at 1:53 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born in Kokomo to Clarence and Margaret Jones Worden, he married Cynthia Sue Hall. They later divorced.
Mr. Worden worked in maintenance for the South Bend Housing Authority for 19 years. He was a member of Laborers of International Union Local 654, Peru Eagles Lodge and Plymouth Moose Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Meyer and husband Jim, Rochester, Judith “Judy” Rader and husband Tim, Hopkinsville, Ky.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Jack, Jim, Carl, and George Worden, all of Peru, and Robert Worden, Denver; two sisters, Mary Wingard and Jenny Lewis, both of Peru.
Preceding in death were his companion, Marilyn J. Baker, one son, Brian W. Worden, and one sister, Betty Worden.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. Burial will be at Reyburn Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the American Heart Association.


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