Amelia L. Royer
Aug. 2, 1908 – April 22, 1999
Amelia L. Royer, 90, Akron, died 2:15 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community
Born to C.E. and Elizabeth Kruckeberg in Fort Wayne, she married Benjamin
Franklin “Frank” Royer on Nov. 25, 1944 in Fort Wayne. He died Feb. 22,
Mrs. Royer was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm
near Akron. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester.
Survivors include one son, Jim L. and wife Linda Royer, Akron; three
grandchildren, Jennifer Ryan, Indianapolis, Amanda Sue Royer, Akron, and
Megan Elizabeth Royer, Akron.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron,
with Rev. James Kreft officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery,
Silver Lake. Friends may call 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Friday or 9 a.m. to time
of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the
“Luther Ann’s” at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester.
Arnold N. Sellers
Jan. 15, 1925 – April 21, 1999
Arnold N. Sellers, 74, Bourbon, died Wednesday at his home.
Born to Raleigh and Ina Mae Hoffer Sellers in Tippecanoe Township,
he married Thelma Jackson on Nov. 20, 1948 in Gravelton. She survives.
Mr. Sellers was retired from Allied Signal, Bendix, in 1988 after 36
years of employment. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara and husband Alan Neidlinger,
Plymouth, and Patricia and Jon Van Der Wheele, Argos; two sons, Larry and
wife Nancy Sellers, Valparaiso, and Allen and wife Pamela Sellers, Etna
Green; six grandchildren, Megan and Daniel Neidlinger, Plymouth, Andrew
and Courtney Sellers, Etna Green, and Kyla and Karlee Van Der Wheele, Argos;
one brother, Lorain and wife Rosemary Sellers, Dewart Lake; one sister,
Sylvia Scholl, Rochester; two sisters-in-law, June Geyer, Nappanee and
Virginia and husband Amos Sheets, Nappanee. He was preceded in death by
his parents and an infant daughter, Sharon.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St.,
Bourbon. Burial will be in Etna Green Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and
6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made
in lieu of flowers to Marshall County Hospice.
Bertha Mae “Peggy” Parks, 93, Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly
of 727 E. Ninth St., died 8 a.m. today at the center.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.
Lester L. Cannedy
Feb. 23, 1915 – April 20, 1999
Lester L. Cannedy, 84, 330 W. 12th St., Rochester, died 2:10 a.m. Tuesday
at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born to James L. and Ava Cooksey Cannedy in Carterville, Ill., he married
Nellie M. White on Feb. 24, 1935 in Goreville, Ill. She survives at home.
Mr. Cannedy was a farmer and retired from Sealed Power Corp., Rochester,
in 1978 with 27 years of service. He was a member of First Church of God,
Survivors include one daughter, Vicki L. and husband Gerald Cooley,
Knox; three sons, R. Samuel and wife Marilyn Cannedy, Rochester, Gene and
wife Donna Cannedy, Lansing, Ill., and G. Wayne and wife Sharlene Cannedy,
Citrus Heights, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at First Church of God, Rochester, with
Rev. Leonard Jackson and Rev. David Dittman officiating. Burial will be
in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral
Home, Rochester, or one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Memorials may be made to First Church of God, Rochester.
George W. Dague
June 20, 1913 – April 18, 1999
George W. Dague, 85, 1210B Park Road, died 4:30 p.m. Sunday at his
Born to Oda and Elsie Townsend Dague in Muskegon, Mich., he married
Betty Wilson on Jan. 3, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. She survives.
Mr. Dague lived in Rochester since November, 1998, when he moved from
Tucson, Ariz., where he and his wife lived for 27 years. They lived in
Galveston, Ind. for 11 years, Traverse City, Mich. for 10 years, and Lake,
Mich. for six years. He spent his life in the lumber and hardware business.
He managed Galveston Lumber, Galveston, owned Lake Hardware, Lake, Mich.,
and worked for Arizona Sash and Door, Tucson, Ariz. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, and a charter member of the Galveston Lions Club.
He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, David and wife Paulette Dague, Bellaire,
Mich.; one grandson, Brian Dague, New Jersey; two sisters, Helen Brown,
Rochester, and Marjorie Morton, Warsaw; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Dague in 1969.
No services are planned. Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman
Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Mabel A. Osby
Nov. 7, 1906 – April 17, 1999
Mabel A. Berdine Osby, 92, formerly of Hebron, died 10:55 p.m. Saturday
at Valparaiso Care & Rehab Center, Valparaiso.
Born to Roy and Rachael Donahue Berdine in Lake, she married Luther
Osby on Feb. 15, 1934 in Lowell. He died in 1975.
Mrs. Osby was a 1922 graduate of Hebron High School. She was a switchboard
operator, a farmer, a gas station operator and worked at Child’s Grocery.
Survivors include one nephew, Cedric and wife Barbara Berdine, Rochester;
one step-grandson, Earl Osby Jr., Hebron; five great nephews, John and
wife Beverly Berdine, Scott Berdine, Michael and wife Lonnie Pogue, David
and wife Brenda Pogue and Charles Pogue; one great niece, Aline and husband
Doug Heidler; nine great, great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Berdine, one niece,
Shirley Pogue and one sister-in-law, Ida Berdine.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Family Service Funeral Home, Miller
Hebron Chapel, Hebron, with Rev. Mark Eastway officiating. Burial will
be in Hebron Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Kaleb T. Wagoner
Feb. 8, 1999 – April 15, 1999
Kaleb Thomas Wagoner, 2 months, Indianapolis, died 5:30 p.m. Thursday
at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, after a sudden illness.
Born to Richard and Shelly McGlothin Wagoner in Indianapolis, he attended
West Lake Community Church of God, Indianapolis.
Survivors include his parents, at home; one sister, Krysten Diane Wagoner,
at home; maternal grandparents, Shelia Small and Fred McGlothin, both of
Rochester; paternal grandparents Richard and Colleen Wagoner, Rochester;
maternal great-grandparents, Fred and Rosemary McGlothin, Rochester; paternal
great-grandparents, Thomas and Marjorie Rhodes and Mary Kline, all of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Willa Kelly
and paternal great-grandfather, Robert Wagoner.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester,
with Rev. Brian Tammany officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral
Mary A. Lackey
March 30, 1915 – April 15, 1999
Mary Ann Lackey, 84, Winona Lake, died 6:40 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko
Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Grover and Myrtle Shireman Huffman in Wabash, she married James
W. Lackey on May 13, 1933 in Pierceton. He survives.
Mrs. Lackey was a homemaker and a member of Palestine Bible Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn and husband Fred McSherry,
Burket, Sandra and husband Clayton Craddock, Zephyrhills, Fla., and Nancy
and husband Jerry Leedy, Warsaw; one son, James L. and wife Sandra Lackey,
Columbia City; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene
and husband Paul, Grisso, Sidney, and Eleanor Sievers, Pierceton; one brother,
Joe and wife Helen Huffman, Columbia City.
She was preceded in death by one son, Richard L. Lackey on March 27,
1996, three brothers and one sister.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev.
David Callighan officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Friends
may call 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Gerald E. Dempsey
April 23, 1926 – April 15, 1999
Gerald “Jerry” E. Dempsey, 72, Royal Center, died 5:13 p.m. Thursday
at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born to Raymond and Mary Lew Dempsey in Logansport, he married June
Diveley on Dec. 20, 1947 in Fulton. She survives.
Mr. Dempsey was a maintenance supervisor retired from Hamilton-Standard,
Logansport. He earned two Bronze Stars in WWII. He graduated in 1944 from
Royal Center High School. He is a member of Royal Center United Methodist
Church, Royal Center Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 585, and former secretary
and lifetime member of Logansport Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed
gardening and woodcraft.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandy and husband Francis Bell, Royal
Center, and Deb and husband Chuck Needham, Winamac; one son, Mike and wife
Marlene Dempsey, Noblesville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Doris Green, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Joan Decker, Logansport;
three brothers, George Dempsey, Logansport, Jack Dempsey, Myrtle Beach,
S.C., and Richard Dempsey, Virginia Beach, Va.; one half brother, Don Dempsey.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal
Center, with Rev. Ed Fritz officiating. Burial and graveside military services
will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from
8 a.m. to time of services on Monday at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial
Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to
American Lung Association.
Oct. 2, 1921-Oct. 5, 1999
Forrest Kamp, 78, Akron, died at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital
of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
Born in Fulton County to Reuben and Alfretta Moore Kamp, he married
Lillian A Bodkin on July 21, 1945 in Miami County. She died Feb. 14, 1988.
A farmer, Mr. Kamp drove a bus for Tippecanoe Valley School Corp for
19 years, retiring in 1987.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty and husband Don Hudson, Etna
Green; Gloria and husband Rick Parson, Roann; Sara Jane Vallez, Rochester;
one sister-in-law, Ruby Kamp, Waynedale; one brother-in-law, Edward Wideman,
Marion; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were six sisters and six brothers.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Rev. Lowell Burrus will officiate. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday
at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Akron Cemetery. Memorials can
be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Aug. 1, 1906-Oct. 5, 1999
Esther Lyle, 93, died at Regency Place, Lafayette, at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday.
A graduate of Rossville High School, she graduated from DePauw University
in 1928 with a music degree. She married Clyde Lyle on June 11, 1932 in
Rossville. He survives.
She taught public school for five years and offered private piano and
violin instruction for many years. She directed junior church choirs here
while her husband became one of the most popular coaches in Rochester history.
Clyde Lyle coached the Zebras boys basketball teams from 1933-49. He led
Rochester to the state’s Final Four in 1937.
Mrs. Lyle was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution
where she served as Regent for two years in the Hammond chapter. She also
was a member of the West Lafayette First United Methodist Church.
Surviving with her husband is one son, Jack Lyle, Terre Haute.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the Soller-Baker Funeral Home, West
Lafayette. The Rev. Dr. James Morin will officiate. Friends may call one
hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Tippecanoe
Memory Gardens, West Lafayette. Memorials may be made to the First United
Methodist Church, West Lafayette.
Earl J. Bailey
Feb. 28, 1918-Oct. 3, 1999
Earl J. Bailey, 85, died in Fort Collins, Colo., Sunday.
Born in El Paso, Ill., to Frederick and Clara Wadsworth Bailey, he
graduated from Rochester High School in 1932. He married Charlene Safford
in Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rochester, on Sept. 5, 1943. During WWII he
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service
for 31 years, retiring in 1977. He had lived in Fort Collins since 1991.
A member of the American Baptist Church, he did volunteer work at the Colorado
State University science department, particularly in wood technology.
In addition to his wife, Fort Collins, he is survived by three sons
Harold Bailey, San Diego, Calif., Richard Bailey, Noblesville, and Ralph
Bailey, D.V.M, Munster. His parents, one brother Lyle and one sister Dorothy
preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the American Baptist Church,
Fort Collins, with David Crosby officiating. Cremation is planned.
Memorials may be made to the American Baptist Church or one’s favorite
charity, c/o Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 Drake Road, Fort Collins, Co.
Virginia E. Keel
Dec. 12, 1908-Oct. 4, 1999
Virginia E. Keel, 90, died at her Fort Myers, Fla., home at 7:50 p.m.
Born in Rochester to Guy E. and Irene Barger, she married Luther Keel
on Dec. 11, 1943. He died in 1968.
Mrs. Keel worked for Armour’s Creamery and Farmers and Merchants Bank
in Rochester before moving to Florida in 1959. She worked at Lee County
Bank there until retiring in 1973.
Survivors include two sons Nick and wife Nancy Keel, Wichita Falls,
Texas, and Bill and wife Gail Keel, Fort Myers, four grandchildren and
Her parents and brother O.J. preceded her in death.
Private services and cremation are planned.
M. Juanita Allman
Oct. 8, 1914 – Oct. 3, 1999
M. Juanita Allman, 84, formerly of Denver, died 5:40 p.m. Sunday at
Extended Care, Peru.
Born in Onward to O.H. and Mabel Winters Smith, she married Craig Harding
in 1936. He died in 1937. She married Harry C. Allman in 1941. He died
Mrs. Allman was a homemaker and a member of Denver United Methodist
Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was a 4-H Fair board member,
a Denver Town Board member, a member of Study Club of Denver and president
of the County Home Economics Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Betzner, Peru; one son, Eric
J. Allman, Winamac; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
two sisters and spouses, Audrey and James Siegfred, Peru, and Beulah and
Cleo Haynes, Avon.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter-in-law, Mary
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W.
Third St., Peru, with Chaplin Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will be in
Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at
the funeral home.
Richard L. Hudson
Feb. 4, 1925 – Oct. 2, 1999
Richard L. Hudson, 74, Etna Green, died 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Veterans
Administration Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne.
Born in Allen County to Howard and Olive Linn Hudson, he was a lifetime
Mr. Hudson was a farmer and a recreational vehicle salesman and serviceman.
He was a World War II Naval Air Division veteran.
Survivors include two sisters, Norma and husband Carl Metheny, Bourbon,
and Mrs. Pat Gross, Etna Green; three brothers and their spouses, Donald
and Betty Hudson, Etna Green, Kenneth and Barbara Hudson, Claypool, and
Dale and Barbara Hudson, Warsaw.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison Center
Cemetery, Etna Green, where military rites will be conducted by the American
Legion of Warsaw. Rev. Joe Olson will officiate. Friends may call from
5-8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Helen L. Hein
Oct. 14, 1923 – Oct. 2, 1999
Helen L. Hein, 75, Peru, died 5:10 a.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial
Born in Huntington County to Edward F. and Stella Jefferson Wendel,
she married James Jines. He died in 1974. She married Lloyd Hein. He died
Mrs. Hein was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
She graduated in 1941 from Lancaster High School, Huntington County.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Sloan, Akron; three granddaughters,
Lisa Decker and Suzan Sloan, Peru, and Cindy Hamilton, Wabash; five grandsons,
Henry and James Decker, Peru, Lee Sloan, Leiters Ford, Nelson Sloan, Akron,
and Chad Sloan, Bossier City, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church,
181 W. Main St., Peru, with Rev. Philip Krupski officiating. Burial will
be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru.
Annis L. Barker
Jan. 30, 1911 – Oct. 1, 1999
Annis L. Barker, 88, Swayzee, died 7:13 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Howard County to Frank and Lucy Tyler Wyrick, she married Don
R. Barker on March 31, 1934. He died Jan. 16, 1981.
Mrs. Barker was a homemaker and a member of Greentown Wesleyan Church
where she was a Sunday School teacher and taught young missionary workers
band. She was past president of the Ladies Missionary Society.
Survivors include five daughters and four spouses, Barbara and Don
Echelbarger, Greentown, Donna Jean and Mason Landis, Marion, Sharon Kaufman,
Kokomo, Betty and Jerry Leavell, Rochester, and Zana and Terry Hall, Princeton,
W.Va.; special friend and care giver, Rosemary Phillips who lived with
her; stepsister, Rosemary Osburn, Kokomo; nine grandchildren, Allen, Dan
and Jay Echelbarger, Julie Mason, Brent Evans, Michelle and Parry Leavell,
Jared and Derek Hall; seven great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren;
and two step great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greentown Wesleyan Church, Greentown,
with Rev. Harold Bardsley officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery,
Greentown. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Hasler-Pickett Funeral
Home, 112 E. Main, Greentown and one hour prior to services at the church.
Mary E. Young
June 5, 1929 – Oct. 2, 1999
Mary Elizabeth Young, 70, Sheridan, died Saturday morning at Riverview
Born in Sheridan to Ocal E. and Nelma G. Pickett Walker, she married
Allen Gale Young on Sept. 30, 1949. He survives.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker and with her husband owned Young’s Hayloft
in Sheridan for 24 years. She was a 4-H leader in Sheridan and area leader
for Hamilton County for 39 years. A graduate of Sheridan High School, she
was a receptionist for Dr. Eugene Newby of Sheridan for 24 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Day, Leiters Ford, Linda Moore,
Indianapolis, and Sara Godby, Sheridan; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson;
one sister, Anna Faye Brandenburg, Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Floyd Walker.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kercheval Funeral Home, Sheridan,
with Rev. Robert Rinkenberg officiating. Burial will be in Crown View Cemetery,
Sheridan. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to
the American Heart Association.
Jessica A. McCoige
Sept. 23, 1999 – Sept. 30, 1999
Jessica Ann McCoige, seven days, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital,
She was the oldest of triplets born to Doug and Maureen McCoige, Granger.
Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Ashley Madison and Cassandra
Lynn at home; maternal grandparents Joe and Pat Sweeney, Rochester; paternal
grandparents, Jeanette McCoige, South Bend, and Robert McCoige, Goshen.
A private service was held Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church,
Granger. Memorials may be made to Riley Research, c/o Cardiology Department,
Riley Children’s Hospital, Attention: Teresa Flaspohler/Dr. Ann Farrell,
Room 104, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Connie R. F. Schnepp
June 25, 1934 – Oct. 3, 1999
Connie R. Fansler Schnepp, 65, 795 W. 18th St., died 12:54 p.m. Sunday
at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
She was born in Monterey to Richard and Letha Guise Fansler. After
their death, she was raised by her late uncle and aunt, Gerald and Bernice
Mrs. Schnepp was a drill press operator for 19 years with Torin Corp.,
Rochester, and later worked for Nickle’s Bakery, Rochester. She attended
Richland Center United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Joni Thiry, Rochester; two sons, Jeffrey
J. Johnson, Mentone and Jerry Joe Johnson, Warsaw; eight grandchildren;
one sister, Mary Jane Eberts, Tekonsha, Mich.; one half sister, Sandy Ballanger,
St. Joseph, Mich.; three half brothers, Jim Fansler, Coldwater, Mich.,
Jim Scheuer, Livonia, Mich., and Darrel Scheuer, Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tina Lee Johnson and one
half-brother, Larry Scheuer.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos,
with Rev. Jill Wright officiating. Burial will be in Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F.
Cemetery, formerly known as the Poplar Grove Cemetery near Culver. Friends
may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday or from 9 a.m. to the hour of services on Wednesday
at the funeral home.
Ruth L. Davis
Sept. 20, 1908 – Sept. 30, 1999
Ruth Laura Davis, 91, Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly of Talma,
died 1:55 a.m. Thursday at the center.
Born in St. Paul, Minn. to William Henry and Laura Emily Wheat Foster,
she married Carl DeWitt Davis on Oct. 8, 1928 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He
died June 16, 1999.
Mrs. Davis was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church,
Rochester, Lake Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution,
Talma Home Extension Club, Daughter of Isabella, Mishawaka, and a life
member of the Fulton County Historical Society and Friends of the Library.
Survivors include four daughters and their spouses, Mary Ann and George
Vlasek, Ingram, Texas, Shirley Jean and John McAlpine, Granite Bay, Calif.,
Therese Margaret and Darrell Wade, Fishers, and Annette Howard, Dallas,
Texas; three sons, John V. Davis, Nashville, Ray F. and Vivian Davis, Vero
Beach, Fla., and Robert Carl Davis, Mishawaka; one daughter-in-law, Debbie
Davis, Albuquerque, N.M.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Richard James Davis
and two brothers, Floyd and Fred Foster.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester,
with the Rev. John Zahn officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F.
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral
Home, Rochester, where a prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. followed by
recitation of the Rosary.
Howard I. Kerr
Jan. 23, 1918 – Sept. 30, 1999
Howard I. Kerr, 81, Akron, died 7:10 p.m. Thursday at his home.
Born in Oblong, Ill. to Mervin and Florence Sterling Kerr, he married
Eleanore Miert on Jan. 20, 1940 in Chicago, Ill. She survives.
Mr. Kerr was a farmer.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane and husband James Camfferman,
Watervliet, Mich.; one son, Howard T. Jr. and wife Jolinda Kerr, Akron;
two grandsons, Jeffrey and Brian and wife Nicole Kerr; one granddaughter,
Jennifer Camfferman; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Kerr; one sister,
Mary and husband Orval Osmon, Peoria, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by six sisters and one brother.
Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial
will be in Athens Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Saturday
at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heart Foundation.
Carr E. Beecher
Aug. 19, 1921 – Sept. 27, 1999
Carr E. Beecher, 78, Denver, died 3:30 a.m. Monday at his home. Born
in Cass County to Clinton E. and Grace Condon Beecher, he married Dorothann
Rockey on July 24, 1942 in Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile. She died
June 9, 1999
Mr. Beecher was owner and operator of Beecher Garage, Denver for 50
years. He graduated from Twelve Mile High School in 1940 and was a World
War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a North Miami Community School bus driver
for 30 years and was honored by the State of Indiana this year for 50 years
of service to the Denver Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of
the Denver Baptist Church, Denver.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia “Patty” Ann Wiltshire, Great
Falls, Mont., and Jane Robins, Denver; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
two brothers, George Everett Beecher, Wanatah, and Harold Larkin Beecher,
Twelve Mile; four sisters, Elaine Shafer, Royal Center, Maxine Johnson
and Harriett Morris, Logansport, and Jean Grable, Twelve Mile.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Marion and
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev.
Steve Bate officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends
may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial service will
be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by State Volunteer
Fire Departments. Memorials may be made to Denver Baptist Church or Miami-Wabash
Nannie L. Hale
Oct. 12, 1914 – Sept. 25, 1999
Nannie Lou Hale, 84, Largo, Fla., formerly of Plymouth and Rochester
areas, died 8 p.m. Saturday in St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Petersburg,
Born in Trenton, Tenn. to William and Annie Law Johnson, she married
Luther C. Hale on Sept. 12, 1936 in Truman, Ark. He died July 9, 1967.
Mrs. Hale was an inspector for Hart, Schaffner and Marx, Rochester.
She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, Clermont, Fla., and enjoyed
her church, family, friends, and sewing.
Survivors include one daughter, LaVonda Hatfield, Largo, Fla.; one
son, Ralph C. and Idalia Hale, Columbia, S.C.; six grandchildren and six
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in New Oakhill Cemetery,
Plymouth, with the Rev. Charles Krieg of Pretty Lake Methodist Church officiating.
No visitation is planned. Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, is
in charge of arrangements.
July 20, 1919 – Sept. 27, 1999
Lydia Berger, 80, Argos, formerly of Plymouth, died 6 a.m. Monday at
Born in Chicago, Ill. to Conrad and Anna Fleming Rupp, she married
Howard “Dewey” Herbert Berger on Feb. 28, 1940 in Koontz Lake. He died
June 23, 1989.
Mrs. Berger was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah
Witnesses of Rochester.
Survivors include one sister, Anna Fritz, Chicago, Ill.; one sister-in-law,
Coribel Berger, South Bend; one brother-in-law, John Kepcha, Texas, formerly
of Plymouth; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Katherine Merk,
Emily Fritz, Elizabeth Scanlon, Sophia Berger and three brothers, David,
Christian and Conrad Rupp.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with
Elder Bruce Lenz officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
James P. Adams
May 1, 1924 – Sept. 25, 1999
James Paul Adams, 75, Logansport, died 11:12 a.m. Saturday at Logansport
Born in Whitefish, Mont. to Lester C. and Alice Pauline Shreve Adams,
he married Annabelle “Anne” Smith on June 19, 1948 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Adams retired in 1970 as a Sargeant in the U.S. Army having served
in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He received the Bronze
medal in Vietnam, six good conduct medals, three Army Commendation medals,
American Defense Service medal, American Campaign medal, European-African-Middle
Eastern Campaign medal, World War II Victory medal, Army Occupation of
Germany medal, National Defense Service medal, and the Vietnam Service
He was a member and past master of Tipton Lodge 33 Free and Accepted
Masons and a member of Orient Lodge No. 272; Advisory Council and past
Chapter Dad, Logansport Demolay; Murat Shrine; Logansport Shrine Club;
Logansport Shrine Club Third Wheel Patrol; Super Excellent Masters; past
high priest Logan Chapter 2 Royal Arch Masons; past Illustrious Master
Logansport Council 11 Cryptic Masons; past commander St. John Commandery
24 Knights Templar; Council of Anointed High Priests; Indiana Council of
Trice Illustrious Masters; Indiana Past Commanders Association K.T.; Fort
Wayne Scottish Rite; past president Cass County Scottish Rite Club; holder
of Knights of the York Cross of Honor; Robert A. Woods Priory 62; Indiana
Priory 8; Lafayette-Preceptory 3 Yeoman of York; Kokomo Chapter 104 R.A.M.;
Kokomo Council 60 C.M.; Kokomo Commandery 36 K.T.; Fidelity Chapter 58
Order of Eastern Star; Apperson Council 307 Allied Masonic Degrees; Sagamore
Valley 133 York Rite College; and Illustrious Master of the Year, Group
Mr. Adams was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church, Macy, and
enjoyed fishing, television, his computer, reading and motorcycles.
Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, James L. Adams,
Portsmouth, Va., Alan L. Adams, Nashville, Tenn., Robert S. and Faye Adams,
Martinez, Ga., and Paul R. and Lisa Adams, Hardeeville, S.C.; one daughter,
Alice A. Mow, Rochester; one sister, Alice Juanita Brew, Costa Mesa, Calif.;
11 grandchildren, Lori, T.J., Jennifer, James, David, Donald, Robert, Delorea,
Justin, Troy and Rachel; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William R.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market
St., Logansport, with Rev. Rick Stone officiating. Burial with military
honors will be in Bethel Cemetery, Cass County. There will be a Knights
Templar Service at 7 p.m. and a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. tonight at
the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospitals.
Wanda M. Chalk
Feb. 13, 1926 – Sept. 24, 1999
Wanda Mae Chalk, 73, 214 Erie St., died 10:45 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph
Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Rochester to Elven E. and Ruth Beghtel Holloway, she married
Leo Morrow on July 4, 1949 in Rochester. He died May 8, 1960. She married
Robert L. Chalk on Oct. 30, 1965 in Rochester. He died May 3, 1969.
Mrs. Chalk retired from Topps Industries, Rochester after 33 years
of service. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lake Manitou
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia and husband Ron Lett, Kewanna;
one son, Larry Joe Morrow, Rochester; six grandchildren; five step grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary and husband Fred McGlothlin,
Rochester; three brothers and spouses, Howard and Edna Holloway, Marvin
and Ellen Holloway and Bernard and Grace Holloway, all of Rochester.; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Russell,
Walter and Lester.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester,
with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Citizens
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday or one hour prior to services
on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Elizabeth “Beth” Hopkins
Jan. 6, 1919 – Sept. 25, 1999
Elizabeth “Beth” Hopkins, 80, Akron, died 1 a.m. Saturday at her home.
Born in Altona, Mich. to Guy and Ona Thompkins Stine, she married Lonnie
Hopkins on Feb. 8, 1936 in Six Lakes, Mich. He died April 9, 1984.
Mrs. Hopkins was co-owner of “The Den” in Akron, former co-owner of
Town Tavern, also known as Hoppies Tavern, Akron, and was a past employee
of General Tire of Wabash having worked there 15 years. She was a member
of God’s Church, Akron.
Survivors include five daughters and spouses, Reta and Virgil Bahney,
Linda and William Kelly, and Elanore Fetrow, all of Akron, Lorraine and
Robert Thompson, LaFountain, Sandra Mitchell, Kokomo; one son, Dwayne Hopkins
and companion Margie Holley, Wabash; one daughter-in-law, Mary Hopkins
and companion Jim Ramsey, Akron; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren;
five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Cory, Greenville,
Mich., and Grethel and husband Walter Bearmen, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; four
brothers and spouses, Cecil and Irja Stine, Lansing, Mich., Tyrus and Laurene
Stine, Vermontville, Mich., Carl and Mary Stine, Sand Lake, Mich., Jack
Stine, Greenville, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Bucher, Burkett,
and Earlene Stone, Battle Creek, Mich.; one half brother-in-law, Taylor
Miller, Security, Colo.; special friend, Louis and wife Kathy Overlander,
She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, one great-grandson,
three sisters, two brothers, one son-in-law and two sisters-in-law.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron,
with Rev. Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Friends
may call 4-8 p.m. tonight or one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice or Fulton
County Cancer Fund.
Helen B. Price
March 24, 1918 – Sept. 25, 1999
Helen B. Price, 81, Plymouth, formerly of Sebring, Fla., died at 9:30
a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident for
Born in Walton to Leo and Anna May Campbell Erny, she married Ronald
G. Price Sr. on May 1, 1937 in Valparaiso. He died June 20, 1998.
Mrs. Price was a homemaker, had worked for General Telephone Company,
Bourbon for 10 years as head clerk and was a bookkeeper for her husband
with MoorMan’s Manufacturing Company. She graduated from Bourbon High School
in 1936. She enjoyed sewing and knitting, high school and professional
sporting events, and camping with her husband. She was a lifetime member
of the Church of the Brethren and a member of both the Plymouth and Sebring,
Fla. congregations. She did volunteer work at Marshall Starke Development
Survivors include two sons, Ronald G. Jr. and Susan Price, Altus, Okla.,
and Van A. and Diana Price, Plymouth; one daughter, Rita Price-Simpson
and Jack Simpson, Mentone; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;
one brother, Paul and wife Louise Erny, Marshall; and one sister, Ruth
and husband Gil Fye, Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Pauline Hammel.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Church of the Brethren,
1130 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. David Kerkove of Plymouth Church
of the Brethren and Rev. Paul McBride of LaPorte Church of the Brethren
officiating. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery. Friends may call from
3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.,
Plymouth and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Memorials
may be made to Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
L. Marie Walker
March 21, 1912 – Sept. 24, 1999
L. Marie Walker, 87, died at 2 p.m. at Timbercrest Retirement Community,
Born in Calvin, Ill., to William H. Brothers and Lisa Oleva Douglas,
she married Rev. Raleigh C. Walker on May 12, 1938. He died Sept. 27, 1991.
Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church,
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Sharon K.) Allspaw,
Monroe,and Mrs. Ray (Joanne M.) Irons, LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. Norman
(Edith) Loomis, LaPorte; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St.,
North Manchester. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester,
with Rev. Joan Deeter and Rev. William Hemmig officiating. Friends may
call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary and two hours
prior to service Monday at Timbercrest Chapel. Memorials may be made to
Timbercrest Retirement Community.
Catherine V. Sabol
Oct. 23, 1913 – Sept. 21, 1999
Catherine V. Sabol, 85, Rochester, formerly of Whiting, died Tuesday
at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Streater, Ill. to Stephan and Anna Stavar, she married Joseph
D. Sabol Sr. He died June 18, 1985.
Mrs. Sabol was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting,
the St. John Rosary Society and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association
Survivors include one daughter, Catherine and husband Thomas Kalicky,
Rochester; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Sabol, Kouts; seven grandchildren
and their spouses, Kenneth and Diane Kalicky, Portage, Karen and Michael
Estes, Hammond, Sherri and Jerry Yardley, Cedar Lake, Joseph III and Lisa
Sabol, Chesterton, David and Anita Sabol, Demotte, and Robert and Michael
Sabol, Kouts; 10 great-grandchildren, Derek Kalicky, Elyse and Hailey Estes,
Shannon, Sara and Jeff Yardley, Stephanie, Joseph IV, Hayley and Kylie
She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Sabol Jr.
Services are 11 a.m. today at Baran Funeral Home, 1235 – 119th St.,
Whiting, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with Rev. John E. Kalicky officiating.
Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Friends may call 9 a.m.
to the hour of services today at the funeral home.
Geneva M. Zumbaugh
April 19, 1932 – Sept. 24, 1999
Geneva M. Brubaker Zumbaugh, 67, 109 Clayton St., died 2:45 a.m. today
at her home.
Born in Rochester to Edgar and Marie McNeely Sloop, she married John
Pat Brubaker on Oct. 18, 1947 in Rochester. He died June 2, 1963. She married
Lamar “Pete” Edward Zumbaugh in April 1968.
Mrs. Zumbaugh was a machine operator at the former Torin Manufacturing,
Rochester, until she retired in 1992. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary
of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36, Rochester.
Survivors include one son, John Jeffery Brubaker and wife Kay Creviston,
Rochester; one granddaughter, Michelle Herrell, Rochester; two step-granddaughters,
Julia Williams and Kendra Creviston, both of Rochester; one step-grandson,
Donald Creviston, Rochester; nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Teresa Brubaker
on June 2, 1963.
Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. today at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery
with Gary Heishman officiating. Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge
Published Sept. 22, 1999
Catherine V. Sabol
Catherine V. Sabol, 85, Life Care Center of Rochester, died 4:35 p.m.
Tuesday at the center.
Arrangements are pending at Baran & Son Funeral Home, Whiting.
Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.