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Mildred B. Klein
Sept. 20, 1914 – June 3, 2002
Mildred B. Klein, 87, formerly of Gilead, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Fulton County, to Chester and Mamie Harman Morris, she married George H. Klein April 8, 1934, in Akron. He died June 30, 1999.
Mrs. Klein, a homemaker, was a member of Akron Church of God.
Survivors include one daughter, Nila Kenney and husband Theodore, Goshen; one son, Jerry and wife Connie, Gilead; four granddaughters, Beth, Debra, Linda and Diane; five great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one sister, Arlene Todd, Peru.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Treva Klein, and one brother, Donald Morris.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Yellow Creek Camp Ground.

Marvin Heltzel
March 13, 1909 – June 1, 2002
Marvin Heltzel, 93, 1779 Golden Ponds Drive, Fort Pierce, Fla., died Saturday morning in Florida.
Born in Miami County, near Gilead, to Elmer and Lillian Dawson Heltzel, he married Maxine Voreis June 11, 1939, at Maxinkuckee Methodist Church. She survives.
Mr. Heltzel, a retired farmer and Akron High School graduate, attended Purdue University. He worked at Briggs Co., Detroit, Mich., during the Depression. He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing, cribbage and classical music.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Paul, Bloomington, Allen and wife Karen, Akron; one daughter, Carolyn Parker Smith and husband Jack, Fort Pierce, Fla.; five grandchildren, Dale, Tom and Hans Heltzel, Leslie and Eric Parker; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Gordon, Rochester; two sisters, Amy Sisulak, Riverside, Ill., Ethel Miller, Logansport.
Preceding in death were his parents and six brothers, Samuel, Robert, Earl, Lester, William and Arthur.
Services are at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Fort Pierce, Fla., with Episcopalian lay leader Stuart Sisulak and Rev. Myric Laite officiating. Burial and a memorial service will be at Hoover Cemetery, Athens, at a later date.

Lorenzo G.D. ‘Lon’ Burns
Dec. 13, 1926 – May 31, 2002
Lorenzo George David “Lon” Burns, 75, 222 E. Sinclair St., Wabash, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday at his residence.
Born in Rochester, to Ivan Roy and Edna Rebecca Steininger Burns, he married Ella Mae Russell Nov. 27, 1947, in Wabash. She survives.
Mr. Burns was a 1944 Rochester High School graduate. He retired from Diehl Machines, Wabash, and worked at General Electric and Honeywell, Wabash, as a tool and die coordinator. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gunsmith. He enjoyed traveling and family time.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Lonny Dwayne and Terry L. and wife Beverly, all of Wabash; one daughter, Linda Alexander and husband Steven, Sharpsville; seven grandchildren, Rick Burns and wife Lisa, Wabash, Stephanie Burns, Fairfield, Ohio, Kimberly Burns, Huntington, Melinda Keller and husband Ron, Fort Wayne, Brandon Alexander, Indianapolis, Ashley Alexander, Sharpsville, and Jeni Burlette and husband Dave, Naples, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Reba Clark, Somerset, and Shirley Spencer, Kenosha, Wisc.; one stepbrother, Lou Sprague, Warsaw.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Kevin Stiratt officiating. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Karl Smith
Aug. 23, 1956 – May 31, 2002
Karl Smith, 45, 184 Airplane Hollow, Jackson, Ky., died at 6:47 p.m. Friday at Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard, Ky.
Born in Rochester, to Richard L. and Esther I. Quier Smith, he married Sandra Attaway Dec. 6, 2001, in Haughton, La. She survives.
Mr. Smith lived most of his life in the Rochester area. He moved to Kentucky in January.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his parents, Rochester; one daughter, Karla Jean, Columbia, Miss.; two sisters, Kathy Furnivall and husband Randy, Rochester, Kim Valentine and husband Terry, Kewanna; two brothers, Kevin, Rochester, Karry and wife Debra; three nieces, 14 nephews and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be Tuesday in Kentucky.

Verl E. Roose 
March 25, 1919 - June 1, 2002 
Verl Eldon Roose, 83, 1060 Lincolnway East, Plymouth, died at 8:26 a.m. Saturday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. 
Born to Clarence O. and Emma Mae Stouder Roose, Mr. Roose was a World War II veteran. On May 16, 1942, at Mentone Methodist Church, Verl and Freda Roose were married. He was a salesman for Schlosser Bros. Dairy & Ice Cream and retired from Bomarko Paper Products, Plymouth. He enjoyed traveling, having visited every state in the union and every province in Canada and Mexico. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 149 and American Legion Post 27, Plymouth. 
Survivors include his wife, at home, and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers, Charles and Wayne, and one sister, Helen Brundige. 
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Charles Krieg officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic memorial rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home at www.johnson-danielson .com.

Jane A. Shull
May 19, 1949 – May 30, 2002
Jane Ann Shull, 53, 825 E. Walnut St., Akron, died unexpectedly at 8:27 p.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.
Born in Rochester to F. Ernest and A. Esther Landis Smith, she graduated from Akron High School in 1967 and received her associate’s degree in nursing from Anderson University. She was a Woodlawn Hospital nurse for 17 years.
She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church and for the past two years was the chairperson of the Akron 4th of July festivities. She was involved several ways with music.
Survivors include two daughters, Elyssa Shull and Kristen Shull, Akron; two brothers, James A. and wife Karen Smith, Glenwood, Ill., and William E. Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. Her parents preceded her in death.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron with Rev. Stevan Haiflich officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given at one’s own preference.

Janis M. Gamble
Nov. 8, 1946 – May 21, 2002
Janis Marie Gamble, 55, 105 Marshall St., Argos, died at 1:01 p.m. May 21 at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was ill three months.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., to Carl and Florence Ryan Selner, she married John Gamble June 6, 1964, in Plymouth. He survives.
Mrs. Gamble came to Argos nine years ago from New Mexico. She was a homemaker and an accomplished quilt maker. A 1964 Plymouth High School graduate, she was a member of the Sip-N-Stitch Women’s Club of Marshall County, Home Economics Club and was an American Red Cross volunteer.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Carl Edward and wife Terri, Brighton, Iowa, Eric Lee and wife Jeanette, Argos; her mother, Florence Selner, Plymouth; six grandchildren; four sisters, Alice Tkachik and husband Dennis, Gardner, Ill., Julie Salyer, Argos, Kathy Lehiy and husband David, Plymouth, Georgi Humes and husband Richard, Culver; one brother, John Selner, Port Charlotte, Fla.; one stepbrother, Roger Selner, Livingston, Mont.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her father.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Charles Selner officiating. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Red Cross or St. Joseph County Homeless Shelter.

Mary E. Robinson
Dec. 25, 1919 – May 29, 2002
Mary E. Robinson, 82, Kewanna, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Harrisburg, Ill., to Elvis and Beulah Wallace Rose, she married Letcher O. Robinson Dec. 1, 1968, in Kewanna. He survives.
Mrs. Robinson retired from King Cole Restaurant, Indianapolis, where she was a waitress.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two stepsons, Darryl Robinson, Hopkinsville, Ky., Roger Robinson, Milford; three stepdaughters, Sandra Petree, New Castle, Wyo., Madonna Owen, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Claudia Dickerson, Brownsburg; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a gathering of friends and family from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna. Burial will be at Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery.

David G. Starkey
Dec. 28, 1951 – May 27, 2002
David G. Starkey, 50, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at his Peru residence.
Mr. Starkey was born in Peru, to Harold “Gene” and Betty M. Alwine Starkey. He was a retired electronic technician. A 1970 Peru High School graduate, he was a member of the Izaak Walton League.
Survivors inlcude one son, David E., Peru; one granddaughter, Lilac Rose Starkey; two brothers, his twin, Dean and wife Sue, Peru, and Daniel, Rochester; three sisters, Sherri Kasten and husband Tim, Sandra Starkey, all of Peru, Shirley Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Services are at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with Rev. Morris Starkey officiating. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Sarah I. Koch
Feb. 18, 1902 – May 26, 2002
Sarah Isabell Koch, 100, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at her residence at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Born in Whitley County, to Frank and Margaret Ellen Nichols Koch, she was a lifetime Rochester resident.
Miss Koch worked at the Berkway grocery, Rochester. She was an avid gardener and a member of First Christian Church, Rochester, and a 50-year member of Rochester Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include one brother, R. Eugene and wife Jessie, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Margaret Taylor, in 1998, and two brothers, Clifford and Ted Koch.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church through the funeral home.

Donald Shuey
Feb. 15, 1943 – May 25, 2002
Donald Shuey, 59, Sterling, Ill., died Saturday at CGH Medical Center, sterling, Ill., following a short illness.
Mr. Shuey was born in Peru, to Donald Eugene and Betty Dell Shuey. He owned and operated Don Shuey and Sons Heating/Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal. He was a member of Sterling American Legion and enjoyed fishing, reading and golfing.
Survivors include two sons, Dale and wife Christine, Fisher, and Greg and wife Sonya, Bloomington; one daughter, Elenor Shuey, Ashton; mother, Betty Dell, Logansport; four grandchildren; two sisters, Diana Harrell, Ocala, Fla., Cindy Goodman and husband Robert, Rochester; one brother, Dennis Dell and wife Debbie, Rochester.
Preceding in death was his father.
Services are at 4:30 p.m. today at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, Ill., with Rev. Randy Miota officiating.

Leo R. Grubbs
July 15, 1919 – May 27, 2002
Leo Ray Grubbs, 82, Plymouth, died at 10:19 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to John and Emma Grubbs, he married Henria Clawson Aug. 4, 1948, in Warsaw. She survives.
Mr. Grubbs was a truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, JoAn Schaetzle Werner and husband Gary, Mishawaka; one son, David and wife Judy Herendeen, Goshen; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. James Davidson officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green, where military rites will be conducted. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

Virginia R. Law
Oct. 21, 1917 – May 27, 2002
Virginia R. Law, 84, 2907 Barrett Road, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Mentone, to Roy and Ethel Meredith Adamson, she married Glen D. Law Dec. 24, 1938, in Mentone. He survives.
Mrs. Law earned a teaching degree at Manchester College, where she met her future husband. She was an elementary teacher at Richland Center, Tippecanoe and Argos schools and Whitley County Jefferson Center schools. She was a member of Rochester Church of Christ and the Indiana State Teachers Association.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Janet Weber and husband Michael, Rochester; one son, Gail Law and wife Cindy, Mentone; five grandchildren, Lori Vandermark, Peggy Tyler, Gene, Quentin and Corrine Law; four great-grandchildren, Inga and Brent Vandermark and Josh and Mikayla Tyler.
Preceding in death were her parents and one sister, Doris Deamer, in 1999.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rochester Church of Christ, 125 E. Fifth St., with Rev. Jim Dillinger officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thelma R. Dodd
Sept. 29, 1916 – May 23, 2002
Thelma R. Dodd, 86, formerly of Palestine, died at 3:03 p.m. Thursday at her residence at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne.
Born in Soddy, Tenn., to Floyd and Belle Neal McFall, she married Roy E. Dodd. He died Dec. 12, 1970.
Mrs. Dodd had also lived in Muncie and Columbia City. She worked at Ball Corp., Muncie.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Reynolds and husband Larry, Columbia City; two sons, Houston and wife Phyllis, Parker City, Roy E. and wife Bonnie, Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Russell, Bowling Green, Ky.; three brothers, Floyd McFall Jr., Kentucky, Randall McFall, Holly Hill, Fla., Richard B. McFall, Muncie.
Preceding in death with her husband were two brothers and one sister.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Roy E. Dodd officiating. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

John E. Arnett
July 8, 1957 – May 20, 2002
John Edward Arnett, 44, 2964 N. Fulton County Road 700 West, died at 1:58 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born in Rensselaer, to Joe and Delores Garcia Arnett, he married Pamela Sue Knight, March 11, 2002, in Kissimmee, Fla. She survives.
Mr. Arnett was a self-employed concrete finisher and construction worker. A 1975 Rochester High School graduate, he was a member of the Plasterers, Cement and Masonry Union Local 101, South Bend, and Moose Lodge 1107, Rochester.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two children, Britani and Brandon Zimmerman, Rochester; mother, Delores Arnett, Tequesta, Fla.; three brothers, Joey Arnett and wife Sharon, Bob Arnett and Wink Arnett and wife Tammy, all of Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Preceding in death were his father and one niece, Amy Arnett.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with minister Troy Arnett officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Douglas M. Sweany
May 12, 1919 – May 21, 2002
Douglas M. Sweany, 83, 624 Fulton Ave., died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he was a patient two weeks. He was in failing health one year.
Born in Kokomo to Edward and Bessie Guss Sweany, he married Anna Louise Bruning Nov. 18, 1945, in Savannah, Ga. She died Nov. 14, 1995.
Mr. Sweany lived in Rochester all his life execpt for two years in Savannah, Ga. He was a janitor at Rochester Middle School. He worked at Studebaker Corp., South Bend, Armour Dairy, Rochester, Fulton County Council on Aging and Ritz Craft Trailer Factory, Argos. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he earned a Bronze Star in the Battle for the Rhineland. He was a member of IOOF Lodge 47. He attended Rochester First Church of God and Grace United Methodist Church. As a youth, he was an accomplished softball pitcher.
Survivors include three sons, Douglas Coursey and wife Carol A., Petoskey, Mich., Ron Sweany and wife Melodie, Rochester, John Sweany and wife Linda, Plymouth; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Hall and husband John, Rochester, Helen Easterday and husband Walt, Bonita Springs, Fla.; one brother, Mel Sweany, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one daughter, Elaine Baugher, in 1998, and four sisters.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David Dittman officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Randy A. Johnson
Oct. 28, 1957 – May 17, 2002
Randy A. Johnson, 44, 9577 Washington St., Delong, died at 2:48 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Hammond, to Bill Johnson and Corinthy L. Kerr, he married Darlean H. Barger. She survives.
Mr. Johnson was an asbestos supervisor at Specialty Systems of Indiana.
Surviving with his wife of 23 years, at home, are two daughters, Sheila Pierce, Missouri, Renae Mercer, Vincennes; three grandchildren, Randy Lee Nichols, Will and Sharlean Pierce; one great-grandchild, Candice Pierce; mother, Corinthy Kerr, Whiting; one sister, Diana Gilbert, Munster; two brothers, David Zasa, North Carolina, Daniel Quisenberry, Rochester.
Memorial service is at 3 p.m. Thursday at Owen Funeral Home, Whiting, with Rev. John Brewer officiating. Arrangements were by Northeast Indiana Cremation Society, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the family. 

Doris M. Foley
May 5, 1923 – May 17, 2002
Doris M. Foley, 79, 502 W. Brown St., Fulton, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. 
She was born in Carroll County to Lanty E. and Opal E. Metz Armstrong.
Ms. Foley came to Fulton County in 1944. She was a beautician in Rochester and in Carroll County.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Sarah Kay Grable, Wichita Falls, Texas; one grandson, John Foley Baird, Fulton; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents, two brothers, John and Tom Armstrong, and one sister, Mary Alice Johnson.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. June 15 at Riverview IOOF Cemetery, Monticello. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, Monticello, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald E. Kanouse
April 4, 1908 – May 18, 2002
Donald Eugene Kanouse, 94, Kokomo, formerly of Fulton County, died at 10:46 a.m. Saturday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.
Born in Bertrand, Mich., to Francis Elmer and Hattie Dell Rogers Kanouse, he married Mary Ruth Meek in 1926. She died in 1984. He married Ruth Painers Davis in 1986. She died Dec. 24, 1995.
Mr. Kanouse lived in Rochester 80 years, coming from Michigan. He attended Tiosa and Richland Center Schools. He received his teaching certificate from Manchester College. He taught at Talma School for five years and Richland Center School 15 years. He farmed on the family farm for 40 years and was a carpenter and painter.
Survivors include two sons, David and wife Nancy, Kokomo, Larry, Rochester; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with his wives were his parents and one brother, Dean Kanouse, in 1939.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Burial will be at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Scott A. Davidson
Oct. 6, 1980 – May 17, 2002
Scott A. Davidson, 21, Goshen, formerly of Warsaw, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at Canterbury Place, Fort Wayne.
He was born in Plymouth to Rick Davidson and Piper Witham.
Mr. Davidson was a cook.
Survivors include his mother, Piper Witham, Goshen; one sister, Marti Vining, Plymouth; maternal grandmother, Sandra Witham, Mentone; paternal grandmother, Opal Perry, Warsaw; family friend Alex Davis, Warsaw.
Preceding in death was his father, in January 1992, and one sister, Sarah Davidson, in April 1980.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Scott Pratt officiating. 

Donna M. Kring
Nov. 29, 1939 – May 19, 2002
Donna Mae Kring, 63, 514 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus, following a long illness.
She was born to Charles and Violet Sarber Kring.
Ms. Kring was a lifetime Argos resident. She worked at Wickes Lumber Co., Argos, for over 20 years. She worked at Norwayne Lumber Co., Plymouth, and Bonanza Buildings Co., Charleston, Ill. She was a 1956 Argos High School graduate.
Survivors include one son, Jim Kring, Argos; one niece, Dawn Truster and husband Mark, Franklin; four grandchildren, Kenric Kring, Plymouth, Andrea Kring, Lapaz, Chandler and Alyssa Kring, both of Argos; five sisters, Sue Feagles, Lakeland, Fla., Mary DeVoe, Argos, Irene Creighbaum, Tippecanoe, Martha Muffley and husband Richard, Plymouth, Fran Dorsey and husband Floyd, Argos; three brothers, Charles Kring, Elkhart, Kenneth Ludwig and wife Sandy, Plymouth, David Ludwig, Bremen; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents and two brothers, Michael Kring and one in infancy.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Lung Association.

Helen M. Downs
Dec. 12, 1925 – May 15, 2002
Helen Marjorie Downs, 76, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday at Hospice & HomeCare By The Sea, Boca Raton, Fla. She had been in failing health since 1998.
Born in Hammond, to Thomas and Carrie Mathieson, she married William K. Downs Oct. 25, 1947, in Rochester. They later divorced.
Mrs. Downs studied fashion design at Ray Vogue School, Chicago. A personal secretary in Palm Beach County, Fla., she was a 22-year resident of Boca Raton, Fla.
Survivors include two sons, Gregory, Boca Raton, Fla., William Michael, Kirkland, Wash.; one daughter and granddaughter, Sansara and Katherine Murphy, Toms Brook, Va.; two brothers, Alan Mathieson, Sharpsville, Penn., Donald Mathieson, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Betty Regan, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Preceding in death were two brothers and one sister.
Services were Monday at Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, Fla. A memorial will be held in Rochester at a later date.

Ora Hazen Johnson
May 25, 1920 – May 17, 2002
Ora Hazen Johnson, 81, died Friday at her Countryside Place Nursing Home, Knox, residence.
Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., to William and Mary Jakeway Heistand, she married Robert O. Hazen March 10, 1942, in Knox. He died Aug. 8, 1983.
Mrs. Hazen Johnson was a homemaker and a member of Seventh Day Adventist Community Church, Knox.
Survivors include one daughter, Connie Thompson, Valparaiso; one sister, Helen Hall, Oregon; one brother, Harold Heistand, Knox; several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, with Rev. Bela Kabor officiating. Burial will be at Oak Park Cemetery, Knox. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

Marge Naegele
July 15, 1929 – May 3, 2002
Marge Naegele, 72, Versailles, died May 3 at Kings Daughters Hospital, Madison.
Born near Dillsboro, to John and Anna Caroline Landwehr Rimstidt, she married Carl “Joe” Naegele. He died in 1986. Mrs. Naegele worked at Ripley Publishing Co., the Dearborn County Register and retired from Jefferson Proving Ground. She attended Versailles Church of Christ and volunteered for the Fellowship of American Medical Evangelists. She enjoyed sewing and traveling.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth and wife Patty, Versailles; two daughters, Karla Shelpman and husband Firth, Rochester, Cathy Poe, Versailles; three grandchildren, Julie Wright, Dawn St. Michael and Brian Poe; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith McClellan; one half sister, Norma Lee Wheley.
Preceding in death with her husband was one brother, Everett Rimstidt.
Services were May 7 at Versailles Church of Christ. Burial was at Grandview Memorial Garden, Madison. Memorials may be made to Versailles Church of Christ. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Livengood
May 11, 1938 – May 13, 2002
Mary E. Livengood, 64, died at 4 a.m. Monday at her 2141 Liberty Road residence.
Born in Plymouth, to Hale A. and R. Cleo Dazell Dawalt, she lived most of her life in the Macy and Rochester areas.
Ms. Livengood worked at Torin Corp., Rochester, from 1968 to 1989, where she was financial secretary of the United Auto Workers Union Local 947. She operated Country Corner Farm Market and worked at Torx Products, Rochester. She was a member and past president of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36 Auxiliary and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 856, both of Rochester.
Survivors include her companion, Michael Cross, at home; one daughter, Cheryl Bartoo and husband Robert, Wabash; three sons, Randall White and companion Daniel Keith, Bloomington, Ronald H. White and wife Tami, Safety Harbor, Fla., Raymond White and wife Yvonne, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Susan Baron and husband Tony, LaPorte; one brother, David Dawalt and wife Rosemary, Greenwood.
Preceding in death were her parents.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Paul E. Studebaker
April 29, 1934 – May 14, 2002
Paul E. Studebaker, 68, Kokomo, formerly of Peru, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born in Peru to Benjamin and Edith Poor Studebaker, he married Elizabeth “Libby” McCord Young Nov. 7, 1990, in Tennessee. She survives.
Mr. Studebaker retired in 1999 after 48 years as sexton of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. He was a member of Order of the Eastern Star 334, Converse, past master of Peru-Miami Lodge 67 Free & Accepted Masons, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, both of Peru, and Peru Maennerchor.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are four sons, Paul and wife Linda, Ronald and wife Lisa, all of Akron, Steven, Winona Lake, Donald and wife Lori, Warsaw; four stepchildren, Donna Crawford and husband Robert, Sonja Bray and husband Dan, all of Kokomo, Vicki Dewhirst, Indianapolis, Cindy Matthews and husband Rick, Flower Mountain, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Jason, Jordan, Preston, Leslie and Tara Studebaker; 11 stepgrandchildren, Sarah and Benji Crawford, Heather Bagwell, Brandon and Josh Goodman, Elizabeth and Rachel Dewhirst, Misty Dunbar, Kelsey and Abby Matthews and Hopelen Sampson.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Rev. Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will be at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Everett D. Miller
May 27, 1927 – April 20, 2002
Everett D. Miller, 74, died April 20 in Sacramento, Calif.
Mr. Miller retired after 30 years as an engineer.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marion; four children, Robert, Jerry, Willie and Jennifer; three grandchildren, Lex, Kylie and Everett; one great-granddaughter, Victoria.
A memorial service for family and friends was April 27 in California. Mr. Miller donated his body to the University of California Davis Medical School. His ashes will be spread in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of northern California.

Harrold Collins
May 18, 1932 – May 13, 2002
Harrold Collins, 69, 1216 Jackson Blvd., died at 8:20 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was in failing health one year.
Born in Fulton to Orville and Joyce Lease Collins, he married Lola M. White July 3, 1955, in Talma. She survives.
Mr. Collins, a lifetime Fulton County resident, retired from self-employment in sales. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a 45-year member of the Rochester Lions Club, and was club secretary for 25 years. He was a 1950 Fulton High School graduate.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Terry Ward and husband Mike, Carrie Ranstead and husband Richard, all of Rochester, Cindy Boor and husband William, Downers Grove, Ill.; four grandchildren, Ashlee and Amie Ward, Ryan and Nicole Ranstead, all of Rochester; his mother, Joyce Martin, Rochester; one uncle, Harris Lease and wife Dorothy, Grass Creek.
Preceding in death were his father, Orville Collins, and stepfather, Zephere Martin.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. The Rochester Lions Club will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, or the Rochester Lions Club.

Alma R. Meiser
July 9, 1918 – May 12, 2002
Alma Ruth Meiser, 83, Rensselaer, formerly of Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at George Ade Memorial Healthcare, Brook.
Born in Fulton County, to Omer and Roxie Pratt Hott, she married Fairmont “Fred” Meiser Sept. 5, 1937, in Kewanna. He died Dec. 19, 1968.
Mrs. Meiser, a homemaker, moved to Rensselaer in 1945, from Argos. She was a 1936 Star City High School graduate. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rensselaer, and a 50-year member of Rebekah Lodge 346. She was a cook at Trail Tree Restaurant, Rensselaer, and at Rensselaer Care Center. She enjoyed crocheting and reading.
Survivors include one son, Larry and wife Dula, Morocco; four daughters, Joyce Hoefert and husband Lynn, Columbus, Ga., Barbara Simonin, Grapevine, Texas, Mary Bertagnolli and husband Mark, Munster, Jean McNelly and husband Ray, Lakeland, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, one grandson and one brother.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Chapel, 250 North McKinley, Rensselaer. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rensselaer. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A Rebekah service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Jasper County Home Healthcare and Hospice.

Bill D. Hann
July 24, 1929 – May 12, 2002
Bill D. Hann, 72, Peru, died at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, following an extended illness.
Born in Peru, to William Thurman and Grace Orpurt Hann, he married Lois Staller July 25, 1949. She survives.
Mr. Hahn retired from Fulton County REMC, Rochester, and was a member of New Life United Methodist Church, Mexico.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Deanna Hann, Horatio, S.C., Susan Harris, Oshkosh, Wisc., Nancy Hann, Indianapolis; two sons, Robert and John Hann, both of Peru; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Million, Mexico, Harriet Staller, Peru.
Preceding in death were his parents and one grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. Memorials may be made to New Life United Methodist Church, Mexico.

Herbert W. Clay Sr.
Feb. 26, 1918 – May 8, 2002
Herbert W. “Herb” Clay Sr., 84, Phoenix, Ariz., died at 9 a.m. May 8 at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Born in South Bend, to Edgar W. and Rose Clay, he married Dorothy Garrett June 28, 1938, in Plymouth. She survives.
He was a 1936 Rochester High School graduate.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Beverly Brugman, Phoeniz, Ariz.; one son, Terry Clay and wife Nancy, San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Nixon, Rochester.
Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Herbert Jr., and one son-in-law, James Brugman.
Services were held in Arizona. Burial was at Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

David B. Taylor
March 3, 1920 – May 9, 2002
David B. Taylor, 72, died May 9 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center following a long illness.
He was born in Rochester, to Hubert and Louise Taylor.
Mr. Taylor served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He received a bachelor of science degree in business from Indiana University in 1956 and worked in retail management for Sears Roebuck & Co.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy, at home; one son, Steven and wife Sherry; one daughter, Susan; two grandchildren, Rachel and Philip; one brother, John and wife Margaret.
Preceding in death were his parents and one son, Philip.
Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory, Roswell, N.M., is in charge of arrangements.

Robert O. Witham
April 2, 1977 – May 7, 2002
Robert O. Witham, 25, died Tuesday at his 504 Fifth St., North Manchester, residence.
Born in Rochester to Brad Witham and Barbara Gearhart, he lived in Akron and Mentone.
Mr. Witham worked at Hardee’s, North Manchester. He attended Manchester High School and played in the Warsaw softball league.
Survivors include his mother, Barbara Gearhart, Silver Lake; father, Brad Witham, Mentone; two brothers, Randy Witham, Palestine, James Gearhart, Silver Lake; paternal grandmother, Sandra Witham, Palestine; maternal grandfather, Robert Gearhart, Akron.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Cemetery, Silver Lake, with Revs. Scott Pratt and Steve Fleck officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, and one hour prior to services.

Eloyis A. Sterk
Sept. 23, 1930 – May 7, 2002
Eloyis A. Sterk, 71, 207 W. Calhoun St., Claypool, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Holstein, Iowa, to Verne and Opal Schleer Bochmann, she married Herman Sterk Feb. 18, 1956, in Rapid City, S.D. He survives.
Mrs. Sterk retired from Tractor Supply Company, Warsaw.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Michele Lindzy, Claypool, Sharon Schmitt and husband Fred, Vine Grove, Ky.; one son, Michael and wife Marcy Disher Sterk, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Phyllis Wiese, Holstein, Iowa, Doris Lyons and Eunice Holland, both of Modesto, Calif., Joyleen Bochmann, Rapid City, S.D.; two brothers, Harold Bochmann, Mapleton, Iowa, Dennis Bochmann, Oakside, Calif.
Preceding in death were her parents, one grandson and three brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Mentone, with Rev. Stevan Haiflich officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Anita K. ‘Ann’ Hattery
Sept. 4, 1933 – May 7, 2002
Anita K. “Ann” Hattery, 68, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Macy residence.
Born near Perrysburg to Leores and Kate Wilson Warner, she married Granville D. Hattery Sept. 21, 1952, at Perrysburg Baptist Church. 
Mrs. Hattery was a 1951 Deedsville High School graduate. She was an active member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren choir, a member of the Allen Township Home Economics Club, Macy Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, Dukes Hospital Auxiliary and a Salvation Army volunteer.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey and wife Gina, Macy; three daughters, Loretta Halterman and husband Gary, Lisa Halterman and husband David, all of Macy, Krista Warder and husband Conrad, Peru; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eva Friend, Rosa Lee Linn, both of Macy, Elizabeth Young, Indianapolis, Nada Miller, Sebring, Fla.; one brother, Fred Warner.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Mexico Church of the Brethren with Rev. Donald Ritchey and Rev. Eldon Krider officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Andrew Wasko Jr.
June 20, 1920 – May 6, 2002
Andrew Wasko Jr., 81, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday at his 6912 W. Shilling Road, Mentone, residence.
Born in East Rutherford, N.J., to Andrew and Susan Yancin Wasko, he married Annie R. Jones July 30, 1949, in Paterson, N.J. She survives.
Mr. Wasko came to Mentone six years ago from Fair Lawn, N.J. He owned and operated Andy’s Bar & Grill, Paterson, N.J., for 48 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Rochester.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Jaime Shirey and husband John, Mentone; one son, Drew and wife Melissa, Rego Park, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Jessica Shirey, Mentone; two brothers, John Wasko, Lorraine, Ohio; two brothers, Michael and wife Jeanett, Cinncinatus, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held Monday at Kingdom Hall, Indiana 25, Rochester, with Drew Wasko as speaker. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

Nettie I. Beliles
July 2, 1924 – May 5, 2002
Nettie Irene Beliles, 77, Rensselaer, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday in Rensselaer.
Born in Salyersville, Ky., to Farrish and Elizebeth Wireman, she married Carl E. Beliles. He died in 1976.
Mrs. Beliles was a member of United Baptist Church, Bailey Corner, Ind.
Survivors include four sons, Don and wife Mary, Bourbon, Mike and wife Idella, Rochester, James and wife Martha, Monon, Carl and wife Ruth, Morgantown; one daughter, Sharon Regan and husband Clifford, Monon; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ollie Joseph, Columbia City.
Preceding in death with her husband were one grandson, Donnie Beliles Jr., in 1971, one granddaughter, Heather Beliles, in 1975, one brother, Morgan, and one sister, Esie.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Baptist Church, Bailey Corner, with Rev. Johnny Miller officiating. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the church. Jackson Funeral Home, Rensselaer, is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Howard
May 22, 1916 – May 4, 2002
Rose Howard, 85, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday at her Hickory Creek of Rochester residence.
Born in Knott County, Ky., to William and Sarah Sturgil Smith, she married Sam Howard Oct. 15, 1932, in Kentucky. He died April 6, 1997.
Mrs. Howard was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Elsie Kats, Rochester, Kate Ranstead, San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Sammy Howard and wife Lila, Culver, Bob Howard and wife Monica, Macy; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Robinson, Richmond, Esther Reno, Rochester.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, four brothers and three sisters.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Ron Purkey officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Patrick L. Cook
Sept. 6, 1931 – May 3, 2002
Patrick L. Cook, 70, 7733 W. Northcrest Lane, Claypool, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Elwood, Madison County, to Charles and Minnie Lowery Cook, he married N. Lynne Dunlap Nov. 11, 1955 in Elwood. She survives.
Mr. Cook retired in 1993 from Chrysler Corp., Kokomo. He was a member of the Wabash American Legion and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, C. Ray and wife Jill, Mel and wife Michelle, all of Elwood; four grandchildren, Alex, Morgan, Brody and Cameron; three sisters, Francis Wright, Zola Mae Barrumn, Tipton, Katherine Frazier, Elwood.
Preceding in death were his parents, one sister and one brother.
No visitation or services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley L. Lent
June 20, 1951 – May 3, 2002
Stanley L. Lent, 50, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at his Warsaw residence.
Born in Warsaw, to Gordon and Dorothy Stoner Lent, he worked at Zimmer, Inc. for 27 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his companion, Rebecca Fisher, Warsaw; three daughters, Amber Warren and husband Kris, Mentone, Lauren Fisher, Warsaw, Stacey Lent, North Webster; two sons, Travis and Noah Fisher, both of Warsaw; two sisters, Barb Nemeth and husband Max, Mauldin, S.C., Ruby Amor, Plymouth; two brothers, William and wife Gloria, Nappanee, Harold and wife Yvonne, Sidney.
Preceding in death were his parents, one brother and one sister.
No services or visitation are planned at this time. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice, 2101 Dubois Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580.

Joseph D. Armstrong
Jan. 21, 2942 – May 3, 2002
Joseph D. Armstrong, 60, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday at his Wabash residence.
He was born in Crestwood, Ky., to Lawrence and Minnie Striebel Armstrong. 
Survivors include his 30-year companion, Donna Faye Easthom, Wabash; three sons, Tony Armstrong, Kentucky, James Skaggs, Rochester, Ronald Skaggs, Huntington; two daughters, Tammy Armstrong, Kentucky, Lisa Hernandez, Wabash; several grandchildren; one brother, Donald Armstrong, Diamond Lake; one sister, Dorothy Monce, Lagro.
Preceding in death was one sister.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Wabash. Burial will be at Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the family.

Florence L. Harbett
Nov. 8, 1911 – May 2, 2002
Florence L. Harbett, 90, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at her 1254 W. Ninth St. residence.
Born in Kewanna, to Wilby H. and Bertha Woods Jennings, she married Robert E. Harbett Aug. 3, 1946, in Indianapolis. He died Aug. 24, 1991. 
Mrs. Harbett, a lifetime Rochester and Kewanna resident, owned and operated the Florentine Beauty Shop, Kewanna, for 15 years. She retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Christian Service Guild. She was a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association and was a Gray Lady with the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Christman, Rochester; three grandchildren, Daniel Christman, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala., Brenda Christman, Manchester College, and Jill Christman, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Pearl Harbett, Westfield; seven nieces and three nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband was one son-in-law, Ron Christman, on June 14, 1992, two brothers, Myron and Glen Jennings, and one sister, Lois Baldwin.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, 201 W. Seventh St., with Revs. Rick Taylor and Phil Lake officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or a charity of one’s choice.

M. Leonard Garner
Feb. 16, 1914 – April 17, 2002
M. Leonard Garner, 88, Rolla, Mo., died April 17 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center.
Born in Fulton County to Clyde and Grace Guise Garner, he married Vernell Moreland in 1944. She died in 1978. He married Ruby Dampier June 18, 1988. She survives.
Mr. Garner was a professor emeritus of engineering management at the University of Missouri, Rolla, where he taught economics and other business related courses for 37 years. He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Indiana University in 1941. He earned his master’s degree from Washington University in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Rolla, Mo., where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Rolla, Mo., Kiwanis Club.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Alan and wife Susan, Kansas City, Mo.; one grandson, Andrew Garner; one sister, Alice House, Council Bluffs, Iowa; several nieces and nephews, including Tom Garner, Kewanna.
Preceding in death with his first wife were his parents and three brothers, Burdette, Chester and Richard Garner.
Services were April 21 at First Baptist Church, Rolla, Mo. Burial was at Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Rolla, Mo. Null & Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Anne Lockwood
April 13, 1941 – May 1, 2002
Mary Anne Lockwood, 61, formerly of Warsaw, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at her Hickory Creek of Rochester residence.
Miss Lockwood was born in Deedsville, to Noah C. and Ocie Snyder Lockwood.
Survivors include one sister, Nila Easterday and husband James, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Ella Lockwood, Rochester; six nieces, Diane and Gary Raber, Donna and David Emery, all of Macy, Shelly and Frank Ewing, Paula and Todd Beehler, Dee and Chris Brown, all of Rochester, Tracy and Pat Howdeshell, Fulton; three nephews, Robert L. and Myra Easterday, Argos, Jerry and Debbie Lockwood, Tuscon, Ariz., and Charles Lockwood, Beaverton, Ore.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Ray S. Lockwood, on June 18, 2000.
Graveside services are at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Deedsville IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Gene Personett officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.

Rosemary McGlothin
June 1, 1930 – April 30, 2002
Rosemary McGlothin, 71, 409 E. 15th St., died at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Rochester, to Elven “Peck” and Ruth Beghtel Holloway, she married Fred R. McGlothin Feb. 14, 1948, in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. McGlothin retired from Topp’s Safety Apparel, Rochester.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are four daughters, Carol Bright and husband Mike, Connie S. Mitchell, Diana McGriff and husband Robert, and Brenda McGlothin and friend Donn Kale, all of Rochester; two sons, Fred and friend Pam Lowe and Jimmy and wife Kim, all of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernie Holloway and wife Grace and Marvin Holloway, all of Rochester.
Preceding in death were one son, John Ray McGlothin, one sister and nine brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Brian Sewell officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Harold W. Flora Sr.
Oct. 12, 1923 – April 29, 2002
Harold W. Flora Sr., 78, Walkerton, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at his son’s Walkerton residence.
Born in Plymouth, to Ralph and Ruth Baker Flora, he married Ethel Heeter Feb. 17, 1946, in Leiters Ford. She died June 23, 1992. 
Mr. Flora served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in the North Appennines and the Po Valley in Italy. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and the WWII Victory Medal. He had lived in Culver, South Bend and Colorado Springs. He was a carpenter most of his life. He was past commander of American Legion Post 303.
Survivors include two sons, H. Wayne and wife Darlene, Walkerton, Michael and wife Charlotte, South Bend; two daughters, Jeannie Sanchez and husband Chuck, Colorado Springs, Colo., Rebecca Payne and husband Mike, Fountain, Colo.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Josephine Winrotte, Misha-waka, Betty Fisk and husband Steve, Florida, Treva Smith and husband David, Argos, Eva Holderread and husband Walter, Plymouth; three stepsisters, Laura Gunder and husband Richard, Culver, Virginia Bullock and husband Paul, Texas, Brenda Wynn and husband Robert, Culver; one stepbrother, Charles Kline and wife Donna, South Bend.
Preceding in death with his wife were one brother, Robert Flora, and one sister, Helen Hannabach.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, with Rev. Thomas Padberg officiating. Burial will be at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice. 

Frances A. Reese
April 14, 1914 – April 29, 2002
Frances A. Reese, 88, 2445 N. Indiana 25, Logansport, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Cass County, to Kirk and Ada Horn Wells, she married Charles O. Reese Nov. 22, 1941, in Logansport. He died May 9, 2001.
Mrs. Reese, who retired from Farmers & Merchants Bank, Logansport, in 1973, after 25 years, had a summer home on Lake Manitou. She was a member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Niddee Shrine Guild, Hillbilly Clan 14 and a 50-year member of Fidelity Chapter 58 Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Amanda Roller, Wooster, Ohio, Mary Ellen Harriman, Indianapolis; one cousin, Lee Horn, Logansport; caregiver, Kay Malott and husband Mike, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with Rev. Jay Cline officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where there will be an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

John B. Fields
Jan. 31, 1942 – April 25, 2002
John B. Fields, 60, 8937 W. Fulton County Road 650 South, died Thursday at his residence. He had been ill for four months.
Born in Kewanna to Cecil M. and Lula M. Morrett Fields, he had been a funeral director in Fort Wayne and Florida. He farmed several years with his brother. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his mother, Lula Fields, Grass Creek; two sisters, Shirley Shively, Terre Haute, Sandra Redmaster, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Roger, Kewanna, and Richard, Minneapolis, Minn; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was his father.
There are no services or visitation planned.

Jean H. McGurk
March 23, 1921 – April 25, 2002
Jean H. McGurk, 81, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at her 1508 Arrowhead Drive residence.
Born in Covington, to Lyle D. and Maude Martin Hegg, she married Samuel R. McGurk March 30, 1947, in Covington. He died July 23, 1994.
Mrs. McGurk was an office manager at Interstate Piping Co., Rochester. She taught music at Jordan Conservatory of Music, Indianapolis. She was a 1943 graduate of Butler University and a member of Mu Phi Epsilon sorority.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Sadler and husband David, Fithian, Ill., Betty Ray and husband Bruce, Indianapolis, Phyllis McGurk, Rochester; one son, Mark and wife Sue, Aurora, Colo; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one brother, Bill Hegg.
Graveside services will be Friday afternoon at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington, with Rev. Keith McGill officiating. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home.

Vera F. Holloway
Nov. 23, 1928 – April 25, 2002
Vera F. Holloway, 73, died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at her 1516 Madison St. residence. She had been in failing health one year.
Born in Kosciusko County to Jesse and Dora Loughman Shriver, she married Robert L. Holloway May 27, 1948 in Wabash. He survives.
Mrs. Holloway retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, after 21 years. She worked at Burger King, Rochester. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and yearly visits to California.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Gloria Chapel and husband Larry, Kokomo, Karen Johnson, Rochester; one son, Robert “Opie” Holloway and wife Lyn, Rochester; five grandchildren, Susan and Kurt Meissnest, Galveston, Deanna Johnson, Kim Zellers and husband Jeff, Chrystal Raderstorf and husband Leif, all of Rochester, Lee Holloway and wife Jana, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Branden Johnson, Tori Raderstorf and Carly Zellers; one brother, Glen Shriver and wife Pat, Deming, N.M.
Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, four brothers and one son-in-law, Carl Johnson.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Ron Purkey officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or the Fulton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Vera F. Gibson
Jan. 20, 1916 – April 24, 2002
Vera F. Gibson, 86, Rochester, died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Born in Leiters Ford to Wilbur and Jessie Gorseline Baldwin, she married Herschel R. Gibson Feb. 27, 1936, in Young America. He died Sept. 26, 1974.
Mrs. Gibson retired as a cashier from Martin’s Supermarket, South Bend, after 30 years. She was a 1933 Kewanna High School graduate. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, she enjoyed reading.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including local residents Naoma Seidel, Virgil, Wayne, Herbert Zellers, Marilyn Williams, Nedra Bahler, Larry, Steve and Chuck Baldwin, Tami Powell and Deana Thomas.
Preceding in death with her husband were three half brothers, Albert, Homer and Ralph “Bing” Baldwin, and one sister, Bernice Zellers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Edwin L. Clark officiating. Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Gary W. Brinson Sr.
June 9, 1938 – April 23, 2002
Gary W. Brinson Sr., 63, 203 E. Water St., Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health since 1999.
Born in Lagro, to Wayne Frederick and Lula Marie Shorter Brinson, he married Senora M. Loher Feb. 14, 1977, in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Brinson lived most of his life in Akron, moving to North Vernon for a short time and returning to Akron in 2000. He retired from Truck-Stops of America, North Vernon, in June 2000. He worked at Buck Shannon’s Feed & Grain, Akron, several years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of LeRoy Shelton American Legion 36 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 852. both of Rochester.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are four daughters, Mary Young and husband Kenny, Fort Wayne, Anna Brazer and husband Duane, Lincoln, Neb., Dolly Stout and companion Ival Gressley, Peru, Roxy Tolnay, Valdosta, Ga.; two sons, Chuck Sagun and wife Gail, Mentone, Byron F. Brinson, Bunker Hill; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Helen Palmer and husband Louis, Williamsport, Wanda Siders, Mary Siders and Beverly Smith, all of Wabash, Linda Tucker and husband Dan, Mentone; four brothers, Mike Brinson and wife Susie and Bob Brinson and wife Shirley, all of Linton, Pat Brinson and wife June, Caraway, Ark., David Brinson and wife Margaret, LaFontaine; one sister-in-law, Sally Brinson, St. Louis, Mo.
Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Gary Wayne Brinson Jr., and one brother, Bud Brinson.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Akron Cemetery with Rev. Terry McGarrity officiating. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to the family.

Harold ‘Gene’ Starkey
April 25, 1920 – April 21, 2002
Harold “Gene” Starkey, 81, Peru, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. 
Born in Miami County to Marion L. and Gladys E. Shope Starkey, he married Betty M. Alwine July 17, 1943, in Dallam County, Texas. She died Feb. 25, 1996.
Mr. Starkey retired as a self-employed upholsterer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, his plane was shot down and he was a prisoner of war. He earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was past commander and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the American Legion, 40&8 Club, National Rifle Association and a former board member of the Izaak Walton League. He was a 1938 graduate of Bunker Hill High School.
Survivors include three sons, David, Peru, Dean and wife Sue, Peru, Daniel, Rochester; three daughters, Sandra Starkey, Peru, Shirley Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sherri Kasten and husband Tim, Peru; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Dale, Cassville, Ralph, Florence, Ala., Robert, Blaine, Minn., Ronnie, Bunker Hill, Jim, Swayzee, Morris, Bunker Hill, Max, Peru; one sister, Judy Golitko, Bunker Hill. Services are at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Revs. Dean Fager and Morris Starkey officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Alton E. ‘Gene’ Rhodes
March 5, 1927 – April 19, 2002
Alton E. “Gene” Rhodes, 75 7059 E. Fulton County Road 100 North, died at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. He had been in failing health since September.
He was born in Fulton County, near Athens, to Colfax and Edith Bryant Rhodes.
Mr. Rhodes, a retired farmer, was a 1945 Akron High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.
Survivors include one brother, Russell D. Rhodes and wife Marilyn, Fort Wayne; several cousins.
Preceding in death were his parents and one infant brother, Harold Rhodes.
Services were today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Rev. Phil Pratt officiated. Burial was at Athens Cemetery, where American Legion Post 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars performed graveside military rites. Memorials may be made to Fulton County United Way.

Clyde ‘Ervin’ Avery
April 11, 1944 – April 20, 2002
Clyde “Ervin” Avery, 58, 410 N. Maple St., Akron, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
Born in Charlotte, N.C., to Dean Revolt and Eunice Virginia Avery, he married Betty Phyllis Hill Avery Riley in 1963. She died Oct. 4, 2001.
Mr. Avery attended Bourbon High School and earned a general equivalency diploma in 1968. He was a lifetime resident of Plymouth and Akron areas. 
Survivors include three sons, Clyde “Chip” Ervin Avery Jr., Plymouth, Richard Allen Avery, Argos, and John Henry Avery, Rochester; one daughter, Julie Ann Sheetz, Rochester; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph A., Norristown, Penn., Lester D., Milford, Rev. James M. Archambeault, Kendallville; three sisters, Betty J. Avery, Norristown, Penn., Susan M. Gilley, Nappanee, Jackelyn Ochstein, Bourbon.
Preceding in death were his father, Dean Revolt Avery, his mother, Eunice Virginia Avery Archambeault, and his stepfather, Jack Archambeault.
Graveside services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Indiana 331 North, Bourbon, with Rev. James Archambeault officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ Smith
April 22, 1943 – April 17, 2002
Margaret Ann “Peggy” Smith, 58, 125 W. Sixth St., died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been in failing health.
Born in Evanston, Ill., to Jeremiah “Jerry” and Helen Kathenne Miller Carlton, she married David William Smith March 28, 1964, in Evanston, Ill. He survives.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a 1961 graduate of Niles Township East High School, Skokie, Ill. She earned a degree in music education from the University of Missouri in 1965.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three daughters, Wendy Smith and Linda Caddy, both of Rochester, Tiffany Smith, Purdue University, West Lafayette; one son, Gary Smith, Rochester; four grandchildren; her stepmother, Elsie Kiel Miller, Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Helen Stockfish, Des Plaines, Ill., Barbara Nauta, Plano, Texas; two brothers, Paul Miller, Springfield, Mo., and Glenn Miller, Branson, Mo.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Bishop Joe Hintz officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Donald E. Kamp
March 22, 1922 – April 19, 2002
Donald E. Kamp, 80, 1217 1/2 Franklin St., died at 3:30 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he had been a patient since February.
Born in Fulton County, near Gilead, to Guy and Edith Perry Kamp, he married Opal Hartzler in 1941. They later divorced.
Mr. Kamp retired in 1984 from Torin Corp., Rochester, after 27 years. He attended Rochester Church of God and was a member of Eagles Lodge 852, American Legion Post 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1343, all of Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Redinger and husband Eldon, Winamac; three sons, Noel Kamp and wife Judy, Neil Kamp and wife Debbie, all of Rochester, Jeff Kamp and wife Cindy, Burlington, Wisc.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris “Tod” Guthrie, Laketon; one brother, Rawland “Jock” Kamp and wife Donna, Argos.
Preceding in death were his parents, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, one sister and one brother.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Larry Pyeatt officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Josephine Irelan
Nov. 24, 1904 – April 16, 2002
Josephine Irelan, 92, Kokomo, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at Windsor Estates Health and Rehabilitation Center, Kokomo.
Born in Fulton County to Charles Richard and Eva Bell Smith Coplen, she married William Richard Irelan Dec. 23, 1922, in Rochester. He died March 25, 1982.
Mrs. Irelan worked at First National Bank of Kokomo from 1946 to 1959. She was manager of Union Bank-Society Bank Southway Branch of Kokomo from 1959 until retiring in 1970. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Kokomo and the Kokomo Travel Club.
Survivors inlcude one daughter-in-law, Betty Irelan, Greentown; two grandchildren, Jacquenette May and husband Thomas, Coatsville, Lynelle Irelan, Indianapolis; one great-grandchild, Mindy Tuttle; one sister, Doris Craig, Petersburg.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, Richard Irelan, in September 2001, four brothers and five sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, Kokomo. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home until time of service.

Velma M. Ihnen
April 28, 1903 – April 16, 2002
Velma Marie Ihnen, 98, formerly of Silver Lake, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
Born in Wabash County to Simon and Elsie McCreary Bishop, she married Herman T. Ihnen in January, 1922. He died Oct. 29, 1971.
Mrs. Ihnen retired from Corner Cupboard Cafe after 23 years as a cook. She was a member of South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Silver Lake, and the Laketon American Legion Auxilary.
Survivors include one son, Robert, North Manchester; one daughter, Betty Davis and husband Robert, Akron; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Kempies Bishop, North Manchester.
Preceding in death with her husband were one son, one daughter and three sisters.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with Rev. Nikki Marker officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Silver Lake.

Evelyngean Rhoades Graves
June 12, 1961 – April 9, 2002
Evelyngean Rhoades Graves, 40, Woodlake Villas, Hilton Head, S.C., died April 9 in Hilton Head Island following an automobile accident.
She was born in Rochester to Walter and Patricia Smith Rhoades.
Ms. Graves, a day care worker and house painter, was a 10-year Hilton Head resident.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandy Stephen Miller, Indianapolis; one son, R.J. Graves, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Malaya “May” Ault, Verla Rhoades, Sevilla Rhoades, all of Plymouth; one grandson, Scout Stephen, Indianapolis; one brother, Ed Smith, South Carolina; and longtime companion, Jose, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Preceding in death were her parents, three brothers, Bobbie, Sam and Mark, and one sister, Mildred.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with Rev. Larry Ferguson officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements.

Christine L. Clark
June 19, 1967 – April 15, 2002
Christine L. Clark, 34, Fort Wayne, formerly of Rochester and Plymouth, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 2:45 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born in Lafayette, to Robert A. and Linda Lou Sobak Clark.
Miss Clark, a 1998 graduate of Huntington College, was a graphic arts designer and marketing manager at Spring Creek Branch of Dana Federal Credit Union, Fort Wayne. She owned and operated Clark Concepts. She won four state awards in graphic arts from the Indiana Credit Union League and one national award in graphic arts from the National Credit Union Association.
Survivors include her parents, of Rochester; two sisters, Stephanie Clark, Nashville, Tenn., Tiffany Barnes and husband Steve, Rochester; maternal grandmother, Mrs. LaVerne Sobak, Rochester; nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding in death were her maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Todd Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Allen County.

Zella Cook
Jan. 2, 1905 – April 16, 2002
Zella Cook, 97, Rochester, formerly of Fulton, died at 6 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., to Andrew Jackson and Verna Manis Carter, she married Walter T. Cook Jan. 31, 1920, in Spartanburg, S.C. He died Oct. 5, 1979.
Mrs. Cook, a homemaker, was a member of Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include six daughters, Estella Eads and husband Porter, Roanoke, Betty Coldren, Pierceton, Barbara Hudson and husband Kenneth, Claypool, Annette Georg, Warrenton, Mo., Hazel Ann Goings and husband Roscoe, South Whitley, Jane Champ and husband Gary, Fulton; three sons, James Forrest and wife Thelma, Kimmell, Howard Dean and wife Carolyn, Rochester, George and wife Betty, New Haven; one sister, Inez Nelson and husband Paul, Kingsport; one brother, Willard Carter, Gate City, Va.; 38 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were four sisters, two brothers, one daughter, Phyllis Rautenkranz, two sons, O.A. Cook and A.J. Cook, one granddaughter, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rochester Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Don Meyer officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Steven L. Jones
Steven L. Jones, 50, Indianapolis, died Saturday in Indianapolis after a four-month battle with leukemia.
Mr. Jones was a systems manager for American States/Safeco Insurance Co. He taught at Westfield schools for six years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors from Butler University and was a valedictorian of the Seymour High School class of 1968. He was a Civil War historian and enjoyed music, reading and travel. He married former longtime Rochester resident Caroline Stephen Jones.
Survivors include his wife, 5601 Primrose Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220; two stepdaughters, Sally Stephen, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rachel Stephen, Indianapolis; one sister-in-law, Harriet Jameson, Rochester; his mother, Dorothy Jones, Seymour; one sister, Leanne Carlson, Austin, Texas; one brother, Brian Jones, Seymour; several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Civil War Preservation Trust, 11 Public Square, Suite 200, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Edrie B. Schultz
July 25, 1910 – April 13, 2002
Edrie Bethel Schultz, 91, formerly of 1705 Madison St., died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at her Wynnfield Crossing residence.
Born in Virgie, to George and Anna McDaniel Cover, she married Everett S. Schultz Aug. 3, 1933, in Virgie. He died April 9, 1982.
Mrs. Schultz retired from Indiana State Highway Department, Jasper County. She worked at Blumenthal’s Clothing Store and Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester, where she was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship and taught Sunday school over 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Murphy, Rochester, Barbara Blankenship and husband Francis, Mt. Dora, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Marvin L. Murphy and wife Roxann, Richard E. Murphy and wife Paula, and David Murphy, all of Rochester, Debra Allcott and husband Charles, Pensacola, Fla., Tamara Boggs and husband Curt, Lowell, Christopher Kent Blankenship, Lowell, Leslie Hage, Mt. Dora, Fla., Patrick B. Blankenship and wife Theresa, Winamac; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Ardath Pettet, Rennselaer, Mabel Coonrod, Monticello, Marie Olsen, Fair Oaks.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Nellie Schultz Crawford, and one brother, Robert Cover.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Teal Younce officiating. Burial will be at Weston Cemetery, Rennselaer. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Memorial Fund.

Ernest Knight Sr.
May 12, 1920 – April 14, 2002
Ernest Knight Sr., 81, 5961 E. Fulton County Road 350 South, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday at his residence. 
Born in Gas City, to Jesse and Ina James Knight, he married Mary J. Cunningham March 8, 1941, in Peru. She survives.
Mr. Knight lived most of his life in Rochester. He was an independent scrap/iron buyer.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Frances Eltzroth and husband Michael, Wabash; one son, Ernest Jr. and wife Sharon, Macy; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents, one daughter, Sharon Jo Knight, in 1965, one son, Larry Jo Knight, in 1945, and one sister.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dan Honeycutt officiating. Burial will be at Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Marie Long
May 19, 1907 – April 14, 2002
Marie Long, 94, formerly of Akron, died at 11:33 a.m. Sunday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.
Born in Miami County to William and Almira Pontius Linebaugh, she married Harold Crum. He died May 31, 1978. She married Kenneth Long. He died March 16, 1989.
Mrs. Long was a homemaker and had worked at Studebaker, South Bend. She was a member of Akron Church of the Brethren and Order of the Eastern Star, Macy.
Survivors include one daughter, Edith Glasford, Tippecanoe; one son, Chester Crum, Warsaw; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husbands were her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Clark Shearer officiating. Burial will be at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at the funeral home.

Doris G. Hill
Dec. 4, 1915 – April 12, 2002
Doris G. Hill, 86, Fulton, died at 8:50 a.m. Friday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born in Dale, to Frank T. and Grace L. Mills Brown, she married Joseph N. Huffman May 11, 1941, in Grass Creek. He died Nov. 16, 1944. She married David C. Hill Dec. 2, 1945 on the Hill farm. He died Aug. 30, 1996.
Mrs. Hill retired in 1974 as an English and home economics teacher. She taught at high schools in Bristol. Dunkirk, Grass Creek, Caston, North Miami and Kewanna. She retired in 1976 as a librarian at Union Township Library. She was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women Missionary and Ladies Aid Society, 20th Century Extension Homemakers Club, Fulton County Choral Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority and was a Wayne Township adult 4-H leader. She was a 1933 Dale High School graduate, a 1937 Indiana Central College graduate and a 1966 Ball State University graduate.
Survivors include two sons, Dave Huffman, Indianapolis, Roger Hill, Independence, Kan.; two daughters, Carol Huffman, Fulton, Diana Donathen, Grass Creek; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husbands were two brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grass Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Cheryl Stratton officiating. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and one one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Grass Creek United Methodist Church or the University of Indianapolis.

Lisa J. Smith
May 12, 1962 – April 11, 2002
Lisa J. Smith, 39, 9976 15th Road, Argos, died at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following an unexpected illness.
Born in Lawndale, Calif., to John and Stella Murphy Fear, she married Tracy S. Smith March 23, 1984, in McAlester, Okla. He survives.
Mrs. Smith came to Argos from California in 1964. She worked at Parrett Veterinary Clinic, Plymouth, and was a member of Worldwide Church of God, Elkhart. She enjoyed horses and making jewelry.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Brandy Coomer and husband Chris, Bourbon, Debra Smith, at home; two grandchildren, Kain and Katie Coomer, Bourbon; her mother, Stella Vires and husband Charlie, Argos; her father, John Fear and wife Malva, Argos; three sisters, Karen Olszewski and husband Michael, Plymouth, Beth Ann Doering and husband Von, Apache Junction, Ariz., Desiree Felke and husband Marc, Claypool; three brothers, Michael Fear and wife Annie, Tippecanoe, David Fear and wife Jodi, Argos, Jared Vires, Argos; four stepsisters, Gina Williams and husband Chris, Plymouth, Nita Green and husband Dan, Argos, Heather Vires, Tucson, Ariz., Sara Dye, Chaffee, Mo.; one stepbrother, Jacob Vires and wife Jennifer, Argos; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her grandparents and one brother, John Jr., in 1994.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Argos Bible Church, 201 S. Maple Ave., Argos, with Revs. Mark Fishburn and Chuck Swihart officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, northeast of Argos. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Anna F. Hill
Dec. 16, 1916 – April 12, 2002
Anna F. Hill, 85, Greentown, died at 6:08 a.m. Friday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.
Born in Elwood, to Renzie B. and Floda Willhoite Mason, she married James F. Hill March 6, 1937, in Westfield. He died Jan. 17, 1995.
Mrs. Hill, a homemaker, graduated in 1935 from Greentown High School. She came to Greentown in 1932. She was a member of Meridian Street Christian Church, Kokomo, where she was also in the Ladies Society, the Minni Blenders, Union Jackson Home Extension Club, Ponytail Club, Kokomo Christian Womens Club, the 50 Plus Traveling Club and was a board member of Greentown Glass Museum.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Ann Oldaker, Greentown; one son, James O. Hill and wife Cheryl, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Nichole L. Fillenwarth and husband Kent, Kokomo, Owen James Oldaker and wife Samantha, Broadripple; three great-grandchildren, Dalen, Briley and Camber Fillenwarth; three sisters, Ellen Coombs, Kokomo, Jeanenne Norwood, Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Marilyn Lightle and husband Neldon, Converse; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, two brothers, Owen and Edward, and one sister, Marie.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Meridian Street Christian Church, Kokomo, with Rev. Anthony officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Hasler-Pickett Funeral Home, Kokomo, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Marilyn L. Staldine
May 16, 1931 – April 7, 2002
Word has been received of more survivors of Marilyn L. Staldine, 70, South Bend, who died Sunday at Hospice House, Roseland.
Mrs. Staldine was a 1949 Rochester High School graduate and attended Ball State University.
Surviving with her two sons, Rick and wife Susan, Gillette, Wyo., and Barry and wife Tammy, Pendleton, are three grandchildren, John-athan, Benjamin and Jessica; one sister, Norma Lee Bussert Robins and husband Everett “Abe,” Rochester; two nieces, Lisa A Wideman and Vicki L. Meyer, both of Rochester; one sister-in-law, Joyce Morgan and husband Fritz, Illinois; several great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 Ironwood Drive, South Bend. Burial will be at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Robert E. Daake
March 25, 1931 – April 9, 2002
Robert E. Daake, 71, 1210A Park Road, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been in failing health since November 2001.
Born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, to Paul J. and Cora C. Wilson Daake, he married Sandra Ann Jameson June 11, 1961, in Rochester. She died Aug. 30, 1999.
Mr. Daake, a registered surveyor, was Fulton County Surveyor for 12 years. He was a 1949 Rochester High School graduate and a Rochester resident most of his life. He was a member of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 852, both of Rochester, and the Newcastle Lions Club, Talma. He served in the U.S. Army and was active in the local Democratic party.
Survivors include one daughter, Dana Diane Stavedahl, Rochester; one son, David D. Daake and wife Janet, Rochester; four grandchildren, Jason Stavedahl and wife Tanya, Jessica Stavedahl and Gracie Daake, all of Rochester, and Christopher Stavedahl, Fort Wayne; two great-grandchildren, Caine and Lilly Stavedahl, Rochester; two brothers-in-law, Skip Jameson and Vitte Rudnickas, both of Rochester.
Preceding in death with his wife were his parents.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Will Lawson officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79 will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary L. Jasperson
Jan. 26, 1935 – April 9, 2002
Mary Lou Jasperson, 67, 14291 W. 19 C Road, Argos, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she had lived since August 2001.
Born in Gary to Sylvester Joseph and Alice Irene Headd Reed, she married Charles William Jasperson Aug. 27, 1955, in Valparaiso. He died March 31, 1987.
Mrs. Jasperson came to Argos in 1989, from Chesterton, where she lived most of her life. A homemaker, she was a home health care provider. She was a member of Plymouth First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Gladys and husband Paul, Argos; one son, William “Bill” Jasperson and wife Joy, Michigan City; three granddaughters, Lynn, Ami and Kayla Jasperson, all of Michigan City; one brother, Joseph Martin Reed and wife Debbie, Brownsville.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one son, Dale Gene Jasperson, in 1963.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Doug Jividen of Plymouth Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, with a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Plymouth Baptist Church building fund.

Mary F. Hudson
Dec. 5, 1920 – April 9, 2002
Mary Frances Hudson, 81, Mentone, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Pierceton to Floyd M. and Nellie M. Guy Huff, she married William F. Hudson Jr. Feb. 16, 1946, in Churubusco. He survives.
Mrs. Hudson lived most of her life in the Mentone area. She retired from Kline’s Department Store, Warsaw, and was a cook at Mentone Elementary School. She was a waitress at the Steer Inn, Claypool. She was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary 425, Warsaw Women of the Moose 921 and an honorary member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Mentone. She was a 1940 graduate of Pierceton High School.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennie Lu Mock, Mentone, Judy Wilson and husband Dennis, Claypool; two grandchildren, Rickell Kline, Claypool, and Bill Mock, Goshen; one great-grandchild.
Preceding in death with her husband were one granddaughter, LaRachelle “Shelly” Wise, and one brother, Bill Huff.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Moose Lodge.

Wilson L. Enyart
Jan. 26, 1916 – April 6, 2002
Wilson L. Enyart, 86, died Saturday at his Union City, Mich., residence.
Born in Twelve Mile to Earl and Ursa Filbey Enyart, he married Mildred Bailey May 23, 1937. She survives.
Mr. Enyart was a vegetable and fruit farmer and worked at Duo Coach, Union City, Mich. He enjoyed woodworking and building campers.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Carol McRae and husband Allen, Horton, Mich.; two sons, Roger and wife Ruth, Higley, Ariz., Dale and wife Janet, East Leroy, Mich.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Williams and Norma Jean Becker, Rochester; three brothers, Carl, South Bend, Emerson and Raymond, both of Rochester.
Preceding in death were his parents, one brother and one sister.
Services were today in Union City, Mich. Burial was at South Colon Cemetery, Colon, Mich. Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice. Putnam Funeral Home, Union City, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.

Mary G. Becker
Oct. 29, 1922 – April 9, 2002
Mary G. Becker, 79, 103 N. Perry St., Fulton, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Logansport, to Charles and Goldie Knight Powell, she married Elwyn E. Becker Feb. 9, 1958, in Peru. He survives.
Mrs. Becker retired from Square D Co., Peru.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Penny Conover and husband Dave, Rochester, Linda Freels and husband Jimmie, Twelve Mile; four grandchildren, Bradley Conover, Jason Freels, Jennifer Jackson and Ty Freels; one great-granddaughter, Addrina Lynn Freels; two brothers, Robert Powell, Peru, and Dave Powell, Hernando, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were her parents and three brothers, Elbert, Harold Eugene and Charles Powell.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Glenna L. Kinsey
July 25, 1919 – April 9, 2002
Glenna Louise Kinsey, 82, 108 N. Franklin St., Mentone, died at 5 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Silver Lake, to Cloice and Blanche Timberman Paulus, she married Robert L. Kinsey Aug. 19, 1944. He died Sept. 5, 1984.
Mrs. Kinsey, a Mentone resident since 1924, retired from Triton Elementary School, where she taught second grade. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Retirement Association and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 286.
Survivors include two nieces, Rita Funk and husband Hugh, Rochester, Carolyn Paulus Woodman and husband Rick, Stanford, Conn.; two nephews, Brent Paulus and wife Mary, Plymouth, Mich., Jay Paulus and wife Barb, Lincoln, Cal.
Preceding in death with her husband were three brothers, Carlyle, Corlyss and Eldred “Bud” Paulus, and one sister, Valador Paulus.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mentone Emergency Medical Service.

Dr. Oliver M. Hitch
Aug. 8, 1916 – April 3, 2002
Dr. Oliver M. Hitch, 85, died Wednesday in Green Bay, Wisc.
Born in Princeton to Oliver Morton and Frances Rose Myers Hitch, he married Lucyanna Peterson May 16, 1943 in Rochester. She survives.
Dr. Hitch graduated in 1934 from Princeton High School and in 1939 from Indiana University with a degree in chemistry and from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1942. He served as an opthalmology resident at Indianapolis General Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a battalion surgeon in the 337th Infantry, 85th Division. He received the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and Combat Medics Badge.
He was opthalmologist for the Green Bay Packers and served on the Green Bay Packers Board, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the board of Oneida Golf and Riding Club and the Salvation Army Board. He founded the Green Bay Eye Clinic in 1948, and retired from practice in 1990. He was a member of Union Congregational Church, where he served on its board of deacons and board of trustees, and of several local and national medical associations. He volunteered with the Christian Medical Society in Honduras several times and donated his services for missions in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and India.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Engrid Meng and husband Jack, DePere, Wisc.; two sons, Peter and wife Sue, Newport Coast, Calif., Bill and wife Mary Ann, Green Bay, Wisc.; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Marie Marshall and husband Scotty, Riverside, Calif., Mary Lib and Dr. Frank Turber, Mount Vernon, and Karin and Dr. John Diekmann, Evansville; one brother, Bill and wife Shirley, Princeton; three sisters-in-law, Lorene Rauschke, Rochester, Selena Thacker and Fritzie Brown; several nieces and nephews.
Services were Saturday at Union Congregational Church, Green Bay, Wisc. Memorials may be made to Bay Lakes Boy Scouts Council or the Hitch Scholarship Fund at Bellin College of Nursing.

Lucille Linden
Feb. 14, 1918 – April 8, 2002
Lucille “Lucy” Linden, 84, Peru, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.
Born in Fulton County to Guy E. and Lily E. Johnson Hunter, she married Russell “Butch” Linden March 7, 1935, in Fulton Co. He died Feb. 3, 1978.
Mrs. Linden was in charge of St. Charles school cafeteria from 1973 to 1995. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Peru.
Survivors include one son, Donald Joe and wife Betty, Kokomo; three daughters, Nelda VanBaalen and husband Phillip, Peru, Lois Wilkinson and husband Kenneth, Rochester, Bonnie Seeger and husband Eugene, Fort Worth, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Jeff, David, Tammy and Phillip VanBaalen, Theresa Gibbons, Bryan Wilkinson, Chris Poe, Russell Gano, Tammy Poe, Sonya Downs, Leona Wilson, Wayne Walker, Cheryl Moon, Arlene Houk and Rex Walker; 33 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Crabill, Kewanna, Ruth Zartman, Lapaz, Peggy Ehlinger, Leiters Ford; three brothers, Larry Hunter, Leiters Ford, Dean Hunter, Florida, and Harry Hunter, Arlington, Va.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter, Beverly Linden, and five brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. Steve Ailes officiating. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to St. Charles School.

Frank E. Gordon
Sept. 20, 1919 – April 8, 2002
Francis “Frank” E. Gordon, 82, 118 E. Sixth St., died at 9:20 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Eugene L. and Maude A. Robbins Gordon, he married Beatrice Adams Dec. 19, 1959, in New Waverly. She survives.
Mr. Gordon, a Rochester resident most of his life, had lived in Peru and Goshen for three years. He owned and operated the Vac Shop, Rochester. He was a member of Church of Christ, Rochester, and Macy Christian Church.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Janet L. Winterrowd and husband David, Greenwood, Doris Ann Roberts and husband Scott, Middlebury; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Glaze, Judy Manns and husband Edward, and Connie Wilkinson and husband Ronald, all of Rochester; two stepsons, Leo L. Glaze and wife Sharon, Indianapolis, David Snowberger and wife Diane, Rochester; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Williams, Nyona Lake; three brothers, Paul and wife Betty, Rochester, Robert and wife Rosanne, Walton, and Russell and wife Roberta, New Waverly.
Preceding in death were his parents, one sister, Marjorie Gordon, and two brothers, Emerson and Jack Gordon.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

Samuel H. Kirk
March 22, 1911 – April 8, 2002
Samuel H. Kirk, 91, 4970 W. Fulton County Road 550 South, Kewanna, died at 5:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Fulton County to Leonard and Emma Warfield Kirk, he married Bessie E. Gault Feb. 14, 1947, in Indianapolis. She died Dec. 30, 1998.
Mr. Kirk retired from Pennsylvania and C&O railroads. He worked at Caston Educational Center and was a newspaper carrier for The Rochester Sentinel and Logansport Pharos Tribune. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He participated in the movie “Best Man in Grass Creek.” He was a member of Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Lucy See and husband Bill, Fulton, Connie Stuber and husband Bill, Portland, Ore.; three sons, Tony, Indianapolis, Richard, Dade City, Fla., Charlie and wife Debbie, Rochester; eight grandchildren, Lori Kingery, Dulcie Stuber, Kristi Denton, Katy Phillips, Ryan Barnett, Kyla Kirk, Nicky Kirk and Shelley Schilling; five great-grandchildren, Mitchell Kerr, Holly and Jacob Kingery, Jaycee Denton and Cearra Castleman; two sisters, Blanche Parkins, Logansport, and Goldie Smith, Kewanna.
Services are at noon Thursday at Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. David Sommers officiating. Burial will be at Fletchers Lake Cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to First Responders of the Grass Creek Fire Department or the Disabled American Veterans.

Kenneth L. Rookstool
Jan. 1, 1914 – April 5, 2002
Kenneth L. Rookstool, 88, Englewood, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 8:23 a.m. Friday at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, Fla.
Born in South Bend to Clayton and Celia Bradway Rookstool, he married Alvada Bick June 18, 1941. She died March 14, 2001.
Mr. Rookstool retired from Sealed Power, Inc., where he was a tool grinder. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Florida from Rochester in 1985.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Nickell, Englewood Fla.; three grandchildren, James Ullery and wife Angie, Rochester, Chad Ullery and wife Rita, and Brandon Nickell and wife Julie, all of Venice, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bernice Bitterling, Rochester.
Services are at noon Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. James Kreft officiating. Burial will be at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Carl W. Bauman
March 7, 1923 – April 6, 2002
Carl W. Bauman, 79, Winamac, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Winamac to William and Lorena Wank Bauman.
Mr. Bauman was a retired farmer. He attended St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include one brother, Paul E. Bauman, Kewanna; seven nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Anna Marie Bauman. Services were at 10 a.m. today at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna. Father Joseph Jacob officiated. Burial was at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Winamac. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Delores S. Engelbrecht
April 23, 1929 – April 3, 2002
Delores S. Engelbrecht, 72, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at her residence at 4216 N. Fulton County Road 750 West, Rochester. She had been in failing health three years.
Born in Berwyn, Ill., to Joseph and Susanna Torde Strobel, she came to Fulton County from Illinois in 1968.
Mrs. Engelbrecht retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, after 13 years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Marlo M. Thomas, Rochester; one son, Kevin Cox, Rochester; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Jagielo; one brother, Donald Strobel.
Preceding in death were her parents, one son, Joseph Nunn, and one sister, Audrey Hartle.
Private graveside services were held, with Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Burial was at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, handled arrangements.

Raymond L. Everhart
Raymond Lacy Everhart, 84, Macy, formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday at The Waters Home Care, Indianapolis.
Mr. Everhart retired after several years as a forklift driver.
He is survived by one son, Wayne Tolle, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Otela Stout, Kokomo; and one brother, Ralph Everhart.
Preceding in death was his wife, Opal Tolle.
Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at N.F. Chance Funeral Home, Indianapolis.

James B. Beeson
Feb. 16, 1922 – April 5, 2002
James B. Beeson, 80, 9017 W. Indiana 25 South, Etna Green, dided at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Rochster to Ora and Tressa Blue Beeson, he married Geneva J. Horn Jan. 3, 1942, at Mentone. She survives at home.
Mr. Beeson was a farmer. He attended Harrison Center Church and was a 50-year member of Mentone Masonic Lodge and a member of the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.
Surviving with his wife is one son, Larry Beeson with wife Tana, Bremen; one grandson, Ryan Beeson with wife Dawn, Indianapolis; and one great-grandson, Nicholas Beeson, Indianapolis. A brother, Fred, preceded him in death.
Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at The King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Pastor Larry Goss officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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