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Myrtle I. Vermillion
March 27, 1923 – Aug. 11, 2000
Myrtle Irene Vermillion, 77, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Richland Center to William and Rose Whitesell, she married Earl Johnson on Oct. 3, 1946. He died on Feb. 23, 1963. She married Hervey O. Vermillion on Nov. 9, 1965. He died on Nov. 20, 1991.
Mrs. Vermillion was a homemaker and enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls. She attended Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.
Survivors include special friend, Charles Sumey, at home; four daughters, Joan and husband Butch Guyse, Fulton, Shirley and husband Arthur Poor, Plymouth, Betty Jean and husband Floyd Bradley, Rochester, and Joann Graham, Mishawaka; four sons, Harry and wife Jackie Johnson, Argos, Robert and wife Sheila Johnson, Bremen, Daniel and wife Elizabeth Johnson, Plymouth, Earl Dean and wife Debra Johnson, Rochester; four stepdaughters, Barbara and husband Warren Harner, Phyllis and husband James Buchanan, all of Plymouth, Grace and husband Ken Gillaham, Chili, and Florence Johnson, Bremen; one stepson, Robert and wife Janet Vermillion, Lakeville; 45 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Chew, Lakeville, and Mary Calhoun, Plymouth; two brothers, Louis and Johnny and wife Betty Calhoun, all of Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one stepson, Jacob Johnson, one granddaughter, Tricia Johnson, one grandson-in-law, Fabian Fuentes and two sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday or one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

Margaret L. Calhoun
Oct. 3, 1932 – Aug. 9, 2000
Margaret Brucker Calhoun, Tavares, Fla., died 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Hospice House of Lake and Sumter Counties, Tavares.
Born in Monterey to Carl and Helen Brucker, she married Jack A. Calhoun in 1951. He survives.
Mrs. Calhoun owned and operated Calhoun’s V&S Variety Store for 27 years. Upon retiring she and husband Jack moved to Florida. She was a lifetime member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority, an active member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Terre Coupee, where she belonged to the Rosary Sodality and was a past president of the New Carlisle Business and Professionals Association. She enjoyed bowling and sponsored a team for several years.
Survivors include five children, Janice and husband Roger Holston, Walkerton, David Calhoun, South Bend, Robert Calhoun, Jacksonville, Fla., Michael Calhoun and Judith and husband Ivan Mark, both of Mishawaka; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Marvin Brucker, Coldiron, Ky;
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Burial will follow in New Carlisle Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where a combined parish and Rosary Sodality rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., New Carlisle. Memorials may be maid to Hospice House of Lake and Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778-9660.

Clara E. Osborn
March 4, 1916 – Aug. 9, 2000
Clara E. Osborn, 84, Kewanna, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at her home.
Born in Tyner, Marshall County, Ind., to Zenith and Bertha White McCreary, she married Roy Wallick in 1934 in Peru. He died in 1944. She married Oscar W. Mannies in 1947 in Peru. He died in 1960. She married William H. Osborn in 1961 in Logansport. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Osborn was a retired sales clerk at Woolco Department Store, Phoenix, Ariz., and was formerly employed by RBM, Logansport. She was a member of Church of Christ, Kewanna; VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Kewanna; and RSVP, Rochester. She was interested in handicrafts and volunteered for many charities.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Williams, Kaukauna, Wis., and Marilyn Hoff, Kewanna; one step-daughter, Jean Waters, Florida; one sister, Wilma Kinney, Peru; one step-daughter-in-law, Rachel Miller, Peru; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ralph, Laverne, Jerry and Paul; one granddaughter, Renee Hoff; and one step-son, Oscar Mannies Jr.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with the Revs. Cliff Gano and Keith and Gene Kinney officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Mary H. Coffing
Aug. 30, 1917 – Aug. 10, 2000
Mary Helen Coffing, 82, Twelve Mile, died at 9:08 a.m. Thursday at her son’s home.
Born in Cass County to George and Ruth McFarland Johnston, she married Charles Emerson Coffing on April 12, 1942 in Cass County. He died on Nov. 9, 1981.
Mrs. Coffing was a homemaker and an employee of Woodlawn Hospital and Alpha Industries. She and her husband also farmed.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara and husband Steve Matthews, Evansville, and Virginia and husband Larry Grandstaff, Logansport; two sons, Dan and wife Susie Coffing, Noblesville, and George and wife Vickie Coffing, Rochester; 12 grandchildren, Georjeta and husband Michael Yeargean; Jason and wife Haley Coffing; Samantha and husband Kyle Schanlaub; Steven and wife Krisy Matthews; Scott and wife Melissa Grandstaff; Kathrin and husband Barry Taylor; Joshua, Jessica, Danielle, and Charles Coffing, Eric and Sarah Matthews; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Yeargean, Jesse Garrison, Ryan Coffing, Krysta Schanlaub, Mackenzie and Taylor Grandstaff, and Zachary Matthews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Grace Ellen Johnston.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cass County Cancer Society.

Robert E. Van Meter Jr.
Sept. 14, 1941 – Aug. 9, 2000
Robert E. Van Meter Jr., 58, 1301 Pontiac St., died at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
Born in Linton to Robert E. Sr. and Elizabeth Thompson Van Meter, he married Sharon Polk on June 18, 1960 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Van Meter was a retired union plumber and superintendent for Burton Mechanical Contractors. He was past co-owner of Van-Clark Plumbing & Heating, Peru. He supervised the mechanical projects in the building of Logansport High School, Argos High School, Winamac Elementary and High School, Plymouth Courthouse and Logansport Mall. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 172 and served in the U.S. Navy on the submarine U.S.S. Sea Poacher.
Survivors include two daughters, Laura Louise Van Meter, Rochester, and Betsy and husband Rick Worden, Walton; two sons, Robert E. III and wife Becky Van Meter, Rochester, and Lewis and wife Jennifer Van Meter, Crown Point; five grandchildren, Joshua, Bailey and Skyler Van Meter, and Lynnelee and Derrick Worden; his father, Tallahassee, Fla.; one sister, Suzee Taylor, Tallahassee, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Will Lawson and Ed Clark officiating. Graveside military services conducted by Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Cancer Fund or Trinity United Methodist Church.

Elaine E. Wolford
April 11, 1933 – Aug. 11, 2000
Elaine Etta Baros Wolford, 750 East 425 North, died at 8 a.m. today at her home.
Born in North Liberty to Frank C. and Gladys Davis Baros, she married Roy Wolford on Nov. 27, 1959 in North Liberty. He survives at home.
A registered nurse, she was a 1954 graduate of Holy Cross School of Nursing, South Bend. She was head nurse of the seventh floor at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend from 1954-59. After moving to Rochester she worked at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester Nursing Home, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, and the private practices of William Fish, D.O. and Pedro G. DelRosario, M.D.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen and husband Gary Scott, Macy; two sons, Kevin L. and wife Deb Wolford, Plymouth, and Keith and wife Tricia Wolford, Allen, Texas; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Amanda Wolford, Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Baros in 1936.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, North Liberty. Private family viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus, Cancer Treatment Center.

Gene R. Johnson
June 10, 1939 – Aug. 8, 2000
Gene Ronald Johnson, 61, Medford, Ore., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday in his home.
Born in Egeland, N.D., to Axel and Lilly Haller Johnson, he married Sharon Gist in 1958 in Arizona. They divorced. He married Patricia Wilson on June 11, 1998 in Medford. She survives.
Mr. Johnson owned Gene’s VW, Rochester, a Volkswagon repair shop in Medord and a gun shop in Central Point, Ore. He enjoyed raising horses and cattle, restoring classic cars, hunting and playing cards. He was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post 36 and the C.A.S.O. Car Club and Moose Lodge, both in Medford. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he was a service repairman on tanks from 1956-58. He graduated from Egeland High School.
Survivors include four sons, Howard and Steve Johnson, Rochester, Rick Johnson, Tippecanoe, and Wes Wilson of West Fir, Ore.; three daughters, Deanne Stults, Rochester, Jodie Giorgi and Suzi Johnston, Medford; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six brothers, Robert “Bob” Johnson, Central Point, Ore., Laverne Johnson, Coos Bay, Ore., Jim and Jerry Johnson, Rochester, Walter Petruck, Medford; and Herman Petruck, LaCrescenta, Calif.; two sisters, Evelyn Miller, Medford, and Penny Kearns, Tujunga, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jack Johnson and John Petruck, and sisters Joyce Wolfe and Minnie Petruck.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore., with the Rev. David Campbell of Ashland, Ore., officiating. Friends may call from 3-7:30 p.m. at Central Valley Chapel. Central Valley Cremation & Funeral Care, 800 S. Front St., Central Point, Ore. is handling arrangements.

James M. Holloway
Sept. 24, 1909 – Aug. 7, 2000
James Monroe Holloway, 90, Kewanna, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Tipton to Albert and Daisy Quinn Holloway, he married Anna Bollinger. She preceded in death. He married Maxine Duncan in 1945 in Mooresville. They later separated.
Mr. Holloway was a retired dairy farmer and worked at Allison Engineering, General Devices Company and International Harvester, all of Indianapolis. He moved to Rochester from Kewanna in 1996.
Survivors include four daughters, Beverly Dwinell, Louisville, Ky., Mary Ann and husband Bill Chesser, Jasonville, Verna and husband Junior Oliver, Rochester, and Faith Ellen and husband Bruce McClain, Mooresville; four sons, James Lewis and wife Alberta Holloway, Martinsville, Mark Holloway, address unknown, Max and wife Ann Holloway, Rochester, and Joseph Holloway, Mooresville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and six brothers. He was the last of a family of 12 children.
A private family service is planned. Burial will be in Sharpsville Cemetery. No visitation or viewing is scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association and envelopes are available at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, who was in charge of arrangements.

Edna M. Slagle
Oct. 8, 1906 – Aug. 9, 2000
Edna Marie Slagle, 93, Monticello, formerly of Argos, died at 4:17 a.m. today at Monticello Healthcare.
Born in South Whitley to Gideon and Millie Dimmick Williamson, she married Eugene A. Slagle on Nov. 14, 1925 in South Whitley. He died on Sept. 12, 1988.
Mrs. Slagle was a homemaker, a member of Argos Bible Church, and a 50-year member of Eastern Star, Plymouth.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jean McClintic, Monticello, and Janice Louise and husband Michael Albright, Birmingham, Mich.; one son, Richard and wife Phyllis Slagle, South Bend; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel and husband Charles Londt, Winter Springs, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant son, Gerald Arthur; two sisters, Icel Brock and Dollie Williamson; two brothers, Merritt Williamson and Chester Arnett; and one son-in-law, Wilmer McClintic.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Mark Fishburn officiating. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., or one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Argos Bible Church.

Elmer E. Holiday
Sept. 21, 1907 – Aug. 7, 2000
Elmer E. Holiday, 92, Kewanna, died at 6:50 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Fulton County to Daniel R. and Ida May Montgomery Holiday, he married Edith Siders on Jan. 24, 1934 in Osceola. She survives.
Mr. Holiday retired from farming at the age of 80 and lived in the house in which he was born. He was a member of Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church and past member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, David E. Holiday, Kewanna, Richard W. and wife Helen Holiday, Peru, and Roger O. and wife Darlene Holiday, Wabash; two daughters, Ellen M. Holiday, Colfax, Wash., and Margo Holiday Beaty, Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one niece, Fern and husband Morris Carson, Logansport.
He was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and a son-in-law, Norman Beaty in 1997.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Fulton, with the Rev. David Sommers officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Irvin V. Yeazel
Nov. 19, 1915 – Aug. 4, 2000
Funeral services for former Argos resident Irvin Victor “Vic” Yeazel, 84, who died at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Larry Shutske of the Agape Fellowship, Bremen, officiating.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Catherine A. Bolinger
Feb. 12, 1910 – August 6, 2000
Catherine Alber Bolinger, 90, formerly of Argos, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Huntington to Peter and Gertrude Lengel, she married Harold Alber in 1949 in Wabash. He died in December 1966. She married Oliver Earl Bolinger on Nov. 20, 1971 in Wabash. He died on Nov. 23, 1993.
Mrs. Bolinger was deputy clerk for the Huntington Circuit Court, secretary to Mayor Roy Howell, and secretary to the Wabash County Plan Commission. A member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Wabash, she had been affiliated with the Walnut Church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos. She graduated from Huntington High School and was a member of the Extension Homemakers Club and Farm Bureau, both of Walnut Township. She moved from Wabash to Argos in 1971 and to Plymouth in 1993. 
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Esther and husband Roy Reed, Plymouth, and Doris Kingsafer, South Bend; one stepson, Edward and wife Peggy Bolinger, Wheaton, Ill.; 10 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth and husband Cecil Young, Fort Wayne; three nieces, Lois Stelzel and Barbara Ford, Huntington, and Patty Sanders, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Marie Holley, one stepson, Ora Bolinger, and one step grandson, Phillip Reed.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Tony Schneiders officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, southeast of Argos. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Walnut Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship.

Juanita I. Waddups
May 28, 1907 – Aug. 5, 2000
Juanita I. Waddups, 93, formerly of Logansport, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Kewanna to James and Nancy Evans Epler, she married Arthur F. Waddups on Feb. 1, 1929 in Grass Creek. He died on March 11, 1989.
Mrs. Waddups was a homemaker and a member of Anoka United Methodist Church. She graduated from Kewanna High School in 1926.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty L. Cooley and Bonnie Schneib, both of Logansport; two sons, Ralph and wife Delores Waddups, Corpus Christi, Texas, and James and wife Bobbie Waddups, Logansport; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with the Rev. Scott Ellison officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elmer Holiday
Elmer Holiday, 92, Kewanna, died at 6:50 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.

Michael A. Grube
May 18, 1952 – Aug. 5, 2000
Michael Alan Grube, 48, Kewanna, died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He suffered a heart attack while canoeing with a friend on Lake Manitou.
Born in Rochester to Walter F. and Louise Eddington Grube, he married Regina M. Walleske on June 3, 1972 in Rochester. They later divorced.
Mr. Grube owned and operated Grube Construction, Rochester, for 30 years specializing in carpentry and roofing. He was a 1970 graduate of Rochester High School, where he played for the 1969 football team that won nine straight games before losing to North Manchester in the last game of the season. A U.S. Army National Guard member for six years, he was an avid canoeist and outdoorsman, enjoyed hiking and backpacking and travel. He was a past president of the Indiana Division of the United States Canoeing Association, and a winning canoe racer.
Survivors include one son Shannon M. Grube and fiancÈ Laurie Black, Akron; companion Roxie McNew, Lebanon; mother Louise M. Grube, Rochester; two sisters Connie Sue Grube, Logansport, and Janice and husband Thomas Sawyer, Rochester; one brother Jerry R. and wife Mary Grube, Rochester; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father on June 14, 1987.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David Dittman officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United States Canoeing Association.

Irvin V. Yeazel
Nov. 19, 1915 – Aug. 4, 2000
Irvin Victor “Vic” Yeazel, 84, a former resident of Argos, died at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Wakarusa to George Jackson and Nancy Louretta Harrel Yeazel, he married Lorraine Pfaller. She died Nov. 14, 1986.
Mr. Yeazel attended school in a one-room Walnut Township schoolhouse. He was a self-employed house painter and also was employed as a janitor and truck driver. A musician, he played fiddle with the Yellow Creek Ramblers. He was a World War II veteran who landed on the beach in Normandy, France.
Survivors include five sons, Kenneth Irvin Yeazel, Argos; Allan Dale Yeazel and wife Terry, Argos; Stephen Leroy and Mona Yeazel, Monterey; Dennis Keith and Michele Yeazel, Lake of the Woods; and Randall Owen and Kristy Yeazel, Lake of the Woods; two daughters, Karen Darlene Yeazel, Syracuse; and Susan Janelle and David Richardson, Roann; 21 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and one sister, Flossie Denney, Argos.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Leonard Bruce Yeazel, three sisters, Cora Denney, Fern Lyons and Joy Yeazel, and one brother, Dale Yeazel.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with pastor Larry Shutske, Bremen, officiating. Military graveside rites will be provided by the James Lowell Corey American Legion Post No. 68 of Argos.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Charles G. Daniels
April 4, 1920 – Aug. 2, 2000
Charles G. “Garry” Daniels, 80, 2912 Country Club Dr. East, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
Born in Paulding County, Ohio to Charles and Thelma Kyser Daniels, he married Zanna D. Davisson on Oct. 17, 1942 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Daniels formerly owned the Blue Products Janitorial Supply Co., Rochester, and worked for Enyart’s Hardware for the past 12 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Rochester Elks and Masonic lodges. Graduating from Rochester High School in 1938, he held the high school’s 880-yard record and was a longtime holder of the 440-yard record. He was the first RHS athlete to win a state championship gold medal in track, finishing first in the 880 in 1938. Attending Indiana University, he was a member of the IU Big Ten track team and was honored as a 50-year member of the IU Club. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II where he was a flight instructor and fighter pilot.
Survivors include three daughters, Dianne Sutherland, Shingletown, Calif., Debsie and husband Tom Dyer, Indianapolis, and Denise Daniels and fiancÈ Mike Johnston, Fishers; one son, Dr. Dan B. and wife Janice Daniels, Evansville; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Reiter, South Bend.
Services were Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial was in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lake Manitou Association.

Marion Whybrew Jr.
May 13, 1923 – Aug. 1, 2000
Marion Whybrew Jr., 77, Commerce City, Colo., died at 12 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony North Hospital, Thornton, Colo.
Born in Rochester to Marion Sr. and Estey Snyder Whybrew, he married Valerie Shuey on June 6, 1947 in Logansport. She died in 1980.
Mr. Whybrew was a retired maintenance man from Ford Motor Company, Boulder, Colo. He grew up in Fulton, moved to Marathon, Fla., and later to Colorado. A World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, he was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790, Logansport.
Survivors include one brother, Emerson Whybrew, Logansport; two stepsons, Charles Shuey, Commerce City, Colo., and Rex and wife Terry Shuey, Italy; and several cousins.
Services are at 3 p.m. Monday at Highlands Mortuary Cemetery, Thornton, Colo. Burial will be in Highlands Cemetery.

Donald W. Robertson
April 7, 1938 – Aug. 3, 2000
Donald W. Robertson, 62, Macy, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at his home.
Born in Peru to Gilbert and Mable Miller Robertson, he married Sue Pontious on June 30, 1957 in Roann. She survives.
Mr. Robertson worked in the timber division of Pike Lumber Company, Akron.
Survivors include his mother, Mable Robertson, Roann; two sons, Jim Robertson, Peru, and Mike Robertson, Wabash; two grandchildren, Haley Robertson, Peru, and Clayton Robertson, Denver; one sister, Beverly and husband Delmar Mongosa, Macy.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial will be in Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department.

John P. Waters
July 31, 1930 – Aug. 2, 2000
John P. Waters, 70, Kewanna, died at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.
Born in Chicago, Ill., to Patrick and Elizabeth King Waters, he married Eva I. Illo on June 30, 1956 in Chicago, Ill. She survives.
Mr. Waters was retired after 30 years as superintendent for Republic Steel, Chicago. He was a member of the Catholic Church and lived in the Bruce Lake area for one year, coming from Thornton, Ill.
Survivors include one son, John P. Waters Jr., Lynwood, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. on Monday at McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac, with the Rev. John Hoying officiating. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, Lansing, Ill. Frain Mortuary Inc., Winamac, handled arrangements.

Lola F. Wallace
May 23, 1920 – Aug. 3, 2000
Lola F. “Bobbie” Wallace, 80, Mentone, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Born in Mentone to Chancey and Golda Ringle Mollenhour, she married Dale “Cornie” Wallace on Dec. 11, 1942 in Mentone. He survives.
Mrs. Wallace was bookkeeper at Mollenhour Lumber, Mentone. She was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary, Mentone.
Survivors include one daughter, Connie and husband Robert Schlag, Warsaw; two grandchildren, Brad and Jeff Knisely; five great-grandchildren; one sister Mary Shirey, Mentone.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Eileen Koenig.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone with the Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Helen M. Groninger
March 18, 1932 – Aug. 1, 2000
Helen M. Groninger, 68, Logansport, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Bermuda to Walter and Rose Ray Horseman, she was a secretary at Exide Corporation, Logansport.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara and Larry Rentschler, Rochester; one granddaughter, Lacey Rentschler, Rochester; one grandson, Patrick and wife Brooke Rentschler, Logansport; two brothers, George and wife Barbara Horseman, England, and Harry and wife Audrey Horseman, Bermuda.
She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Glen Groninger on July 9, 1999, and two brothers, Tommy and David Horseman.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with the Rev. Donald L. Ruhl officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arnold E. Sommers
Nov. 2, 1926 – July 28, 2000
Arnold E. Sommers, 73, Grass Creek, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at Lafayette Home Hospital.
Born in Fulton County to Adam Murray and Nora Tabler Sommers, he married Barbara Ellen Rhinehart on July 18, 1948 in Fulton County. She survives.
Mr. Sommers was an electrician at Logansport State Hospital and Wilson Foods. He owned and operated his own business, Sommers Electric, and managed Sommers Grain Elevator at Grass Creek for many years. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Logansport.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda and husband Mike Wiese, Kewanna; one son, Rod and wife Deb Sommers, Grass Creek; one brother, Carl and wife Eileen Sommers, Kewanna; six grandchildren, Brian and wife Glenda Wiese, Bridgman, Mich., Greg and wife Cynthia Wiese, Kewanna, Brooke and husband Patrick Rentschler, Logansport, and Heather, Heidi and Heath Sommers, Grass Creek; one great granddaughter, Bailey Ellen Wiese, Bridgman.
He was preceded in death by one son, Danny, one brother, Adam Jr., and one sister, Janice.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Kewanna Chapel with the Revs. Craig Pendl and Leonard Uhrich officiating. Burial will be in Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to the time of services on Tuesday.

Gaylord E. Musselman
July 11, 1911 – July 29, 2000
Gaylord E. Musselman, 89, Denver, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Born in Miami County to George E. and Mabel Stowman Musselman, he married Anne Huddleston on Dec. 24, 1942 at the home of the late Rev. C.F.. Golden near Denver.
Mr. Musselman was a retired farmer and a member of the Denver Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, George E. and wife Barbara Musselman and Bruce K. and wife Carla Musselman, all of Denver; one daughter, Susan M. and husband Michael Morris, Macy; nine grandchildren; special friends, Keith and Carrie Hair, Denver.
He was preceded in death by twin sister, Gaythal E. Kotterman, and twin brother and sister, Charles Grual and Charlene Showalter.
A Memorial Service will at held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Denver Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Bate officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Memorials may be made to Denver Baptist Church New Fellowship Hall Building Fund.

George W. Kotterman
Aug. 17, 1912 – July 30, 2000
George W. Kotterman, 87, 2380 East 200 North, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born in Macy to William and Christena Fishley Kotterman, he married Mary Jane Shriver on July 5, 1934 in Macy. She survives.
Mr. Kotterman was a farmer and retired in 1973 from SafeWay Steel Corp., Rochester. He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge 47, Rochester. He lived his entire lifetime in Miami and Fulton counties.
Survivors include one daughter, Orabelle and husband James Meredith, Mentone; one granddaughter, Diana and husband Glenn Smith, Rochester; one grandson, Gary Meredith, Central City, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Shane and T.J. Smith, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Chester in 1966, and two brothers, Clarence and Harry Kotterman.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dale Walterhouse officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mill Creek Missionary Church Building Fund.

Fawn P. Holloway
Jan. 24, 1924 – July 29, 2000
Fawn P. Holloway, 76, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Prairie View Health Care, Warsaw.
Born in Mentone to Fredrick Peter and Ada Bradley Grubbs, she married James R. Holloway on April 20, 1946 in Larwill. He survives.
Mrs. Holloway was a homemaker and secretary at Orthopedic Equipment Company, Bourbon.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda and husband Les Grove, Rochester; two sons, Robert J. and wife Jane Holloway, Leesburg, and Rick and wife Diane Holloway, Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice Merica, Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Leslie “Tuffy” and wife Doris Grubbs, Bourbon, and Max and wife Faye Grubbs, Warsaw.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Community Church, Indiana 110 at Indiana 25, Tippecanoe, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Memorials may be made to Riverview Community Church.

Nancy J. Love
Aug. 8, 1936 – July 28, 2000
Nancy J. Love, 63, Mexico, died at 10 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Peru to Garland B. and Bernice Stockdale Cunningham, she married William L. Love on June 11, 1955. He survives.
Mrs. Love was a cook at Mexico and North Miami Schools for 28 years. She was a member of Mexico Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Jeff Love, Peru; one daughter, Danae and husband James Alwine, Mexico; one grandson; one sister-in-law, Merna Cunningham, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Miami County Cancer or Wabash Miami County Home Health Care.

Robert H. Walter Jr.
Nov. 29, 1919 – July 29, 2000
Robert H. Walter Jr., 80, 937 W. Eighth St., died at 8 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born to Robert H. Sr. and Stella Durham Walter in Napoleon, Ohio, he married Lillian Ruffer on March, 9, 1947, in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. She survives.
Mr. Walter was a retired sales representative for Dave Sirken Distributors, Rochester. He formerly owned Walter’s Appliance Store, in Ridgeville Corners and Liberty Center, Ohio. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion and Professional Photographers of Indiana.
Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca L. “Becky” Walter, Indianapolis; two sons, Anthony R. “Tony” and wife Gretchen, Rochester, and Brad E., Indianapolis; one grandson, Christopher A. Walter, Rochester; three sisters, Marguerite Sirken, Rochester, Wilma Smiley, Rochester and Estella M. and husband Arthur Hoffman, Ridgeville Corners. He was preceded by his parents, one brother, Luther, and one sister, Lucille Schroeder.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Kreft officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, or one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church or the charity of one’s choice.

Lois E. Bammerlin
Oct. 1, 1937 – July 30, 2000
Lois Elaine Bammerlin, 62, Mexico, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at her home.
Born to Clare O. and Glendon M. Krieg Read in Gilead, she married Dale Bammerlin on Dec. 22, 1957 in Gilead. He died Nov. 27, 1994.
She was a 25-year teacher at North Miami Elementary School, starting in 1975, and attended Olive Branch Church of God.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley L., Kokomo, and Neil D., Warsaw; two daughters, Carol S. Moore, Gilead, and Diane K. Larson, Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Read.
Services are at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Olive Branch Church of God with the Rev. Lowell Burrous officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Indiana 16 and U.S. 31, Denver. Memorials may be made to the church.

James E. Fleury
March 1, 1918 – July 27, 2000
James E. Fleury, 82, Monterey, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Menominee, Mich., to James and Lois Fleury, he married Mary Genevieve Allen on April 8, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisc. She survives.
Mr. Fleury was a retired iron worker. A former Cub Scout den father, he was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society of the Church, Collins-Tasch American Legion Post 399, all of Monterey, and Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include two sons, James C. and wife Arlene Fleury and Edward A. and wife Wanda Fleury, all of Monterey; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one grandchild, seven brothers, Gordon, Kenneth, Lee, Doyle, Benjamin, Douglas and Claude Fleury, and one sister, Raybelle Fleury.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Monterey with the Rev. Dominic Young officiating. Burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Good Will Farm, Houghton, Mich.

Joyce F. Johnson
March 10, 1942 – July 27, 2000
Joyce F. Johnson, 58, Fulton, died at 12:51 a.m. Thursday at Sycamore Village, Kokomo.
Born in Cass County to Harry and Thelma Skinner Culp, she married James M. Johnson on Feb. 8, 1959 in Fulton. He died on Jan. 8, 1995.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy and husband Al Kinsel, Rochester; one son, James A. and wife Pam Johnson, Rochester; three grandchildren, Jenna and Brady Kinsel and Casey Johnson; one brother, Paul Culp, Fulton; two sisters, Wanda and Wally Dinsmore, Plymouth, and Marilyn and William Blacketor, South Bend.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harry Blaine Culp.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund or Grouchy Bear Foundation.

Edna M. Davisson
July 16, 1912 – July 24, 2000
Edna Marie Davisson, 88, Wynnfield Crossing, died at 8:52 a.m. Monday at her home.
Born in Miami to Noah N. and Carrie Olive Duckwall Sandifur, she married John H. Davisson on July 17, 1938 in Miami. He survives.
Mrs. Davisson retired from teaching in 1974. She moved to Rochester from Miami County in 1949. She taught at Deer Creek, Nead and Macy schools in Miami County and Riddle School in Rochester. A 1930 graduate of Bunker Hill High School and a 1963 graduate of Ball State University, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Messenger Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, Morning Quest Circle, Fulton County Retired Teachers Association, all of Rochester, and the Order of Eastern Star 184, Walton. Her grandfather, John Duckwall, was one of three founders of the setttlement of Bunker Hill.
Survivors include one daughter, Anna Marie and husband Thomas Kent, Rome, Ga.; one brother, Verl Sandifur, Bunker Hill; four step grandchildren, Tess Whitlock and Thomas Kent, Charlotte, N.C., Tim Kent, Merrit Island, Fla., and Andrew Davisson, Louisiana; six step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by one son, John, on Dec. 3, 1994, one half sister, Bertha and one half brother, Earl.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Her body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or The Children’s Programs at Grace United Methodist Church.

Betty J. Sweany
Feb. 26, 1927 – July 22, 2000
Betty J. Sweany, 73, 1468 W. County Road 375 North, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at ExtendaCare Nursing Home, where she lived for six days.
She was born to Ralph and Henrietta McIntyre Bryant in Rochester. She married Melvin W. Sweany on Sept. 14, 1947, in Rochester. He survives, at home.
She lived her entire life in Rochester, spending winters in Fort Myers, Fla., in recent years. She was a homemaker and well-known area artist who taught art in Rochester and Florida. She was a member of Whippoorwill Community Church and the Fulton County Art Colony. She was an honorary member of Priss School Museum Association, where she was a secretary for a number of years.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Dennis Lynn, with wife Jerri, of Ft. Myers, David Lee, of Nappanee; two granddaughters, Candy Ratliff, Ft. Myers, and Cari Dayton, Cape Coral, Fla.; five greatgrandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Sweany, Cape Coral, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Barbara Bryant, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents and a brother, Robert W. Bryant Sr.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Rev. Brian Sewell officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church.

Patricia A. Abbott
March 2, 1942 – July 24, 2000
Patricia A. “Pat” Abbott, 58, of 12041 U.S. 6, Plymouth, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday at Community Hospital of Bremen.
Born in Plymouth to Thomas and Florence Thwaits Wooldridge, she married Donald Abbott on Jan. 2, 1960, in Lousiville, Ky. He survives at home.
She moved from Rochester to Plymouth 28 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Community Gospel Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Lona Eskridge, Orlando, Fla., and Christy Carpenter, Galax, Va.; one son, Tim Abbott, South Bend; six grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Wooldridge, Waco, Texas. She was preceded by her parents.
Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Community Gospel Church, north of Bremen, with Pastor Dave McGee officiating. Burial will be in Bremen Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Scott A. Whitworth
March 3, 1963 – July 22, 2000
Scott A. Whitworth, 37, 6645 W. Indiana 14, died Saturday afternoon in the emergency room at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw after a traffic accident south of Warsaw.
He was born in Gary to Carl Jr., and Jean A. Moore Whitworth. He was married to Sandra E. Richter on July 3, 1982 at Merrillville.
A 1981 graduate of Merrillville High School, he was employed at Dalton Corp., Warsaw, and was a member of the Dalton Club. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, of Merrillville; his wife, Sandra, at home; two sons, Scott Jr., and Jeremy, at home; one daughter, Cassandra, at home; one brother, Carl III, with wife Lynn A., Merrillville; a grandmother, Hilde Luedtke, Crown Point; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron with Pastor Thomas Vanselow officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Betty J. Sweany
Feb. 26, 1927 – July 22, 2000
Mrs. Betty J. Sweany, 73, 1468 W. County Road 375 North, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at ExtendaCare Nursing Home, where she lived for six days.
She was born to Ralph and Henrietta McIntyre Bryant in Rochester. She married Melvin W. Sweany on Sept. 14, 1947, in Rochester. He survives, at home.
She lived her entire life in Rochester, spending recent winters in Fort Myers, Fla.. She was a homemaker and well-known area artist who taught art in Rochester and Florida. She was a member of Whippoorwill Community Church and the Fulton County Art Colony. She was an honorary member of Prill School Museum Association, where she was a secretary for a number of years.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Dennis Lynn, with wife Jerri, of Ft. Myers, David Lee, of Nappanee; two granddaughters, Candy Ratliff, Ft. Myers, and Cari Dayton, Cape Coral, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Bryant, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents and a brother, Robert W. Bryant Sr.
Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Rev. Brian Sewell officiating. Burial will be in Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to services Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church.

Ida L. Mullins
April 30, 1906 – July 21, 2000
Ida L. Mullins, 94, formerly of the Grass Creek and Kewanna area, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
She was born in Fulton County to Benson West and Charlotta Lucretia Ashby Evans. She married Charles L. Mullins at Marshtown on May 14, 1924. He died Aug. 19, 1963.
A homemaker, she was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ralph, Rochester, and Leroy, Cocoa, Fla.; five daughters, Verna Huegel, South Bend, Bessie Bain, Winamac, Luella Mullins, Fort Wayne, Mary Collins, Marshtown, and Darla J. Caldwell, Deer River, Minn.; one brother, Lee Evans, Bruce Lake; one sister, Frances Anderson, Logansport, 43 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded by two daughters, Esther Bixler and Zora Connor, five brothers, three sisters, one grandchild and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Rev. Cheryl Stratton officiating. Burial was in Fletchers Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home.

Eileen E. Simpson
April 7, 1929 – July 23, 2000
Eileen E. Simpson, 71, 810 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died at 5:53 p.m. Sunday at her home.
She was born in Twelve Mile to Earl and Ursa Arvella Filby Enyart. She married Noel D. Simpson. He died in 1992. She lived her entire life in Fulton County. She owned and operated Simpson Garden Center in Rochester for 18 years. She was an city and state bowling champion. An expert on flower identification and pressed dry preservation, she taught crafting and dried flower arrangement. She wrote poetry and stories from her earlier years, including many stories contrasting today’s lifestyles with the Depression era. She enjoyed singing, music and flower gardening.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura Keller, with husband Vance, Elkhart; one son, Howard Jones, with wife Peggy, Rochester; two sisters, Evelyn Williams and husband Russ, Michigan, Norma Jean and husband Dale Becker, Rochester; five brothers, Wilson Enyart and wife Mildred, Michigan, Carl Enyart and wife Patricia, South Bend, Raymond Enyart and wife Ruth, Kenneth Enyart and wife Ann and Emerson Enyart and wife Barbara, all of Rochester; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Don Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and two hours prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Public Library, Rochester branch.

David S. Hergert
Dec. 5, 1954 – July 22, 2000
David S. Hergert, 45, Kewanna, died at Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
He was born to Donald and Marilyn Binford Hergert in El Dorado, Kan. He married Tamara Harrigan in 1981.
He was the manager at Ace Hardware in Winamac. He was a fine artist and craftsman and loved to fish and hunt. he attended schools in Lindsborg, Kan., and West Des Moines, Iowa. He was a graduate of Vocational Technical Institute and the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.
Survivors include his wife, who lives in Duluth; a companion, Thelma Wieringa, Kewanna; his parents, of Duluth; two sons, Nathaniel, Kewanna, and Andrew, Duluth; three daughters, Sadie Hergert, Shannon Thomsen and Danielle Reynolds, Duluth; one brother, Dolf, Maplewood, Minn.; two sisters, Tanja Gustafson, Elton, Pa., and Kristin Hergert, Eden Prairie, Min.; and one grandson.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna M. Davisson
Mrs. Edna Marie Davisson, 88, Wynnfield Crossing, 1729 Wabash Ave., died at 8:52 a.m. today at Wynnfield Crossing. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Cora K. Benner
Feb. 12, 1920 – July 21, 2000
Cora Kathryn “Kate” Benner, 80, formerly of 1917 Robin Dr., Warsaw, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Warsaw.
Born to Richard and Gertrude Sunday Gray, she married Jack Arden Benner on June 1, 1944,. He died March 14, 1971.
She lived in Warsaw 48 years. A former employee of Zimmer Inc., she was a member of Cook’s Chapel Church, Kosciusko County Road 100 South, Warsaw.
Survivors include two daughters, Jacki Leiter and husband David, Etna Green, and Sandra Moore, Etna Green; two grandsons, Steve Moore, Milford, and Dwayne Leiter, Burket; one granddaughter, Paul Leiter, Knightstown; two great grandchildren, Jason and Skyler Moore, Milford; three sisters, Lois Wooley and Vivian Spence, Akron, and Mary Wise, Burket; two brothers, Edward and Bud Gray, Akron. She was preceded by her husband and four brothers.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cook’s Chapel Church with Pastor Marvin Lowman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation is at 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw. 

Martha Jean Carlson
February 28, 1922-July 22, 2000
Martha Jean Carlson, 78, 1893 W. 400 South, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Odell, Ill to Forrest and Clara Bowers Stretch, she lived in the Rochester area since 1929.
On July 17, 1943 she married Francis T. Carlson in Salina, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Reiter Community Club and First Baptist Church. 
Survivors include five sons Jerry Carlson and wife Kathy, Deedsville, Dennis Carlson and wife Mary, Rochester, Kent Carlson and wife Liz, Rochester, Keith Carlson and wife Brenda, Rochester and Kevin Carlson and wife Michelle, Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters LaVonne Bailey, Rochester, Bonnie Townsend and husband Bob, Lake Placid, Fla and Marilyn Stretch, Rochester.
Her parents, one granddaughter Lori Carlson; one brother Louis Stretch and one sister Willa Wagoner, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Revs. Larry Whiteford and Junior Bose officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and for an hour before services at the funeral home.

William A. Ettinger
Oct. 14, 1928-July 21, 2000
A memorial service for William A. Ettinger, 71, who died Friday morning at Woodlawn Hospital, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe, with Pastors Rod Ruberg and Will Lawson officiating.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Born to Joe and Nellie Hahn Ettinger in Warsaw, he married Sandra K. White Aug. 1, 1992. She survives. Also surviving are one brother John Ettinger, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters Evelyn Barhnart, Indianapolis, and Esther Lackey, Warsaw; five daughters Mrs. Gary (Missy) Wagoner, and Mrs. Gary (Laura) Calvert, both of Rochester, Betty Thompson, Jane Tibbets and Nancy Tonks; one son John Ettinger; five grandchildren in Rochester Zachary Wagoner, and Amber, Amanda, Alyssa and Austin Calvert, and other grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild Garrett Wagoner.
Mr. Ettinger ran Ettinger Machinery Co and Woodworking Equipment, Mentone, for 30 years. He was a member of the Mentone Lions Club, the Air Force Association, a charter board member of the Bell Museum, the Mentone Flying Club and the Mentone Chamber of Commerce. He attended Riverview Community Church.
Memorials may be made to the Bell Museum. Arrangements are by King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Ada R. Norris
Nov. 11, 1922 – July 19, 2000
Ada R. Norris, 77, 31095 Watson Road, Walkerton, died at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
She was in Rochester to Gilbert and Ollie Henderson White. She married Purvis “Doc” Norris on October 12, 1940, in Plymouth. He died Feb. 9, 1987.
A homemaker, she is survived by one sister, Betty Ginther, Rochester; two half-brothers, Bill and Jerry Brown, Rochester; two granddaughters, Jodi Smith, Plymouth, and Julie LaBere, Walkerton; one grandson, Mark Burch, Rochester; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Doris, and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel, with Rev. Lloyd George officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services on Saturday.

Bonnie M. Hundt
Aug. 30, 1937 – July 19, 2000
Bonnie M. Hundt, 62, 13680 West 5C Road, Plymouth, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday.
She was born in Argos to Clyde and Esther Powers McCoige in Argos. She married Robert E. Hundt on Oct. 30, 1955, in Argos. He survives.
A lifelong resident of Marshall County, she attended Argos High School. She was a homemaker and co-owner and operator of Hundt’s Auto Salvage on 5C Road. She was an active member of The Women of the Moose and member of the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed bingo and flea markets. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Becky Doody and husband Terry A., Plymouth; one son, Eugene, with wife Lee Anne, Plymouth; a brother, Bruce McCoige, with wife Shirley, of Pekin, Ill.; two sisters, Marge Mewszel, with husband Jim, Plymouth, and Susie Denny, with husband Tony, of Argos. She was preceded by her parents and two brothers, Jim and Bill McCoige.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Steven Resner officiating. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Women of The Moose will hold a special service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Marshall County Hospice.

Mabel M. Click
May 17, 1921 – July 20, 2000
Mabel Marie Click, 79, Denver, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Warsaw at the home of her daughter.
She was born near Akron to Frank and Tressa Nicodemus Thompson. She married Eldon “Earl” Click on Oct. 27, 1945 in Akron. He survives.
She was a member of Denver United Methodist Church. She retired in 1963 from North Miami Community Schools where she was a custodian.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Carol J. Robinson, Warsaw, and Clara J. Larrick, Indianapolis; one son, Thomas E. Click, Newport, Pa.; one sister, Susanne Abbott, South Bend; one brother, Charles Thompson, Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren, Scott and Whitney Robinson, John and Janet Larrick; Alicia, Ashley, David, Barbara and Tara Click; and six greatgrandchildren, Randall Spears, Nicholas Marsh, Katlin and Kimberlee Larrick, Corey and Bobby Steward. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret L. Click.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, U.S. 31 and Indiana 16, Denver, with Rev. William Shewman officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice.

Reba N. Tucker
June 6, 1906 – July 18, 2000
Reba N. Tucker, 94, formerly of Burket, died at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.
She was born June 6, 1906, in LaFountain, to Charlie and Jessie Noel Baum. She married W. Ray Tucker on Dec. 23, 1922, in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on Dec 24, 1955.
She lived in Burket for more than 70 years. She retired from Gatke Corp., Warsaw, and was a cook at Burket School. She was a member of Burket United Methodist Church and its prayer groups.
Survivors include three daughters, Nedra (Mrs. Robert) Brown, Warsaw, Joan (Mrs. Edward) Napier, Pierceton, and Sue (Mrs. Marvin) Lowman, Burket; one son, Bob, with wife Laura, of Ankeny, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded by one brother, Franzil Baum.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home in Mentone with Rev. Steve Austin officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Howard D. Shock
Jan. 1, 1911 – July 17, 2000
Howard D. Shock, Crown Point, formerly of Culver, died at 12:25 a.m. Monday at Whittenburg Nursing Home, Crown Point.
Born in Burr Oak to Lewis A. and Eva Sutton Shock, he married Mildred E. Mangun on Oct. 22, 1935 in Sturgis, Mich. She died on July 24, 1992.
A retired barber, he lived in Culver and Marshall County until going to Crown Point in 1999. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver.
Survivors include two sons, Donald and wife Alena Shock, Bristol, and Rev. Dennis and wife Diana Shock, Crown Point; one son-in-law, Charles A. Bush, Culver; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Mary Ann Bush, one brother and three sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. James Irwin officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Culver. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

Walter W. Holcomb
Sept. 28, 1943 – July 14, 2000
Walter W. Holcomb, 56, 8544 West 400 North, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Monticello to Ervin and Vesta Locks Holcomb, he married Sandra F. Smith on Dec. 30, 1987 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Holcomb was a lifetime resident of the Leiters Ford area and member of the Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars, Logansport Eagles Lodge and Local 150 of Operating Engineers. He played steel guitar with the Country Linemen Band.
Survivors include one daughter, Wendy Jo Holcomb, Akron; two stepsons, Kent and wife Dawn Thomas, Rochester, and Kyle Thomas, Monterey; three grandchildren; five step grandchildren; four brothers, Orville and wife Catherine Holcomb, Lowell, Keith and wife RuthAnn Holcomb, Griffith, Joe and wife Barbara Holcomb, Plymouth, and Jerry and wife Patsey Holcomb, Anderson; three sisters, Vivian Mersch, Kewanna, Sally Reed, Winamac, Joan and husband Stan Utter, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Henrietta Holcomb, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Revs. Dorothy Jones and Charles Krieg officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Rochester VFW at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Aubbeenaubbee Community Building Fund.

Howard L. Screeton
Oct. 14, 1934 – July 15, 2000
Howard L. Screeton, 65, New Haven, died Saturday at his home.
Born in Fort Wayne to Edwin and Mary Murray Screeton, he married Nancy L. Neff. She survives.
Mr. Screeton retired in 1992 after 32 years as a gear cutter for Dana Corp., Fort Wayne. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of New Haven American Legion Post 330, Dana Retirement Club, Senior Softball League and New Haven High School Boosters.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Dwyer, Zionsville; two sons, Steve Screeton, New Haven, and Terry Screeton, Rochester; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Burt and Pete Screeton, Fort Wayne.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Indiana 930 East, New Haven. Graveside military services conducted by New Haven American Legion Post 330 will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Harvest Food Bank or Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice.

James E. Smith
Dec. 19, 1944 – July 16, 2000
James Edward Smith, 55, Warsaw, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday in his home.
Born in Fulton County to Maurice and Irene M. Hizer Smith, he married Kathleen Ann Deck on April 11, 1964 in Lucerne. She survives.
Mr. Smith was a dairy farmer, CNC machinist at Zimmer, Inc., and was head custodian at Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. He was a member of First Christian Church, Warsaw.
Survivors include three daughters, Christina Ann Everest, Bourbon, Tammie Sue Smith, Warsaw, and Nicole Tunis, Knox; three grandchildren; three step grandchildren; his mother, Kewanna; three brothers, Allen, Mike and Tim Smith, all of Kewanna.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.

Dorothy J. Murphy
Nov. 4, 1924 – July 13, 2000
Dorothy Jean Murphy, 75, Mecca, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday in West Central Community Hospital, Clinton.
She was born in Mecca to John C. and Mae McKeown Murphy.
Miss Murphy retired after 38 years as a school teacher, having taught in Mecca, Chrisman, Ill., and 20 years as a business teacher for North Vermillion High School. A graduate of Mecca High School in 1943 and Indiana State University, she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Indiana State Retired Teachers Association and Parke County Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include one sister, Joan and husband Max Hungerford, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Barbara Murphy, Anderson; one niece and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe W. Murphy.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 Howard St., Rockville, with the Rev. Gordon G. Guoli officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Montezuma. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and before services on Monday. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1400 E. Pugh Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802 or to the Mecca Historical Society.

Edna Whittaker
May 2, 1922 – July 13, 2000
Edna “Marie” Whittaker, 78, Waterhaven Apts., Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born in Logansport to Earl and Edna Gear Murphy, she married Roy E. Whittaker on April 11, 1945 in Plymouth. He preceded in death.
Mrs. Whittaker worked for United Way of Fulton County and was a past employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She lived in Rochester area since 1976 coming from Richmond.
Survivors include two brothers, Joe Murphy, Conway, Ariz., and Don Murphy, Orange, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Dawn Murphy, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Murphy in 1993.
Private services will be held in Richmond. Burial will be in Bryan’s Cemetery, Centerville, near Richmond. No visitation is planned. Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Fulton County United Way.

Laura I. Young
Sept. 28, 1926 – July 12, 2000
Laura I. Young, 73, Crawfordsville, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Fulton to Hugh and Clara Mathias, she married Lewis M. Young on April 10, 1949 in Fulton. He died on Jan. 23, 1997.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker and a member of Crawfordsville First Church of the Nazarene, where she was the organist, soloist and choir member, past Sunday school superintendent and youth leader. Other memberships and positions held include Coal Creek Central Cub Scout den mother, Parent-Teacher Association president, Pleasant Homemakers, M.N.O. Extension Homemakers, county president of Montgomery County Extension Homemakers, was a Lafayette District Representative, Lafayette District Extension Research Committee, first female chairperson of the Montgomery County Extension Board, Round Hill Community Aid, and Linden 4-M’s. She volunteered for nine years at the 4-H County Fair first aid station. A graduate of Fulton High School and Huffer Beauty Academy at Frankfort, she was a past employee of Columbia and Marinello beauty shops in Lafayette.
Survivors include one son, Lewis Stephen Young; daughter-in-law, Marlene; two granddaughters, Alissa and Ashley, Kankakee, Ill.; one brother, James Mathias Sr., Rochester.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Michael Uhl and Gerald Painter officiating. Private burial is scheduled for later. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Powers-Priebe Funeral home, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made at the funeral home.


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