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Amelia L. Royer
Aug. 2, 1908 – April 22, 1999
Amelia L. Royer, 90, Akron, died 2:15 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
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, 1991.
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 Parks
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, Rochester.
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 home.
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 home.

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.
 
Forrest Kamp
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.

Esther Lyle
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. 80526.

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. Monday.
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 four great-grandchildren.
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 in 1976.
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 Ann Allman.
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 area resident.
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 Hospital, Peru.
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 in 1997.
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 Hospital, Noblesville.
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, South Bend.
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 Walle.
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 Merrill Beecher.
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 County Hospice.

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, Fla.
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 great-grandchildren.
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.

Lydia Berger
July 20, 1919 – Sept. 27, 1999
Lydia Berger, 80, Argos, formerly of Plymouth, died 6 a.m. Monday at her home.
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 Memorial Hospital.
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 medal.
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 4, 1996.
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 and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William R. Adams.
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, Englewood, Fla.
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 a month.
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 Center.
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, North Manchester.
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, North Manchester.
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 Br. 81.
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 Sabol.
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 of arrangements.

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.


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