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Helen Utter
Helen Utter, 87, died at 2:30 a.m. today in her residence at 418 Mishawaka St., Akron. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Published November 8, 2000

David L. Royster
David L. Royster, 65, of 3142 N. Fulton County Road 700 West, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Published November 8, 2000

Albert Leroy Shotts, Jr.
Albert Leroy Shotts Jr., 46, 917 W. Fulton County Road 375 North, died at his home Oct. 28. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Published November 8, 2000

Golda F. Briggs
June 8, 1900 – Nov. 6, 2000
Golda F. Baber Briggs, 100, 705 E. Fourth St., formerly of Macy, died Monday at Hickory Creek Health Care Center, Rochester.
She was born to Henry and Cora Hartman Heckathorn in Fulton County. She married Roscoe C. Baber on Nov. 9, 1919 in Fulton. He died Aug. 12, 1954. She then married Robert Hurd Briggs on Sept. 9, 1959. He died Nov. 4, 1988.
She was a homemaker, a member of Macy Mother’s Club, a 50-year member of the Macy Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Imogene Wilson and husband Ed, Rochester; Betty Jo Benedict and husband DeWayne, Kokomo; two sons, Ron Baber, with wife Nila, Rochester; Richard Baber, with wife Mary LaVerne, Peru; on stepson, Richard Briggs and wife Joyce, Macy; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Heckathorn and wife Mary Jane, Monon; a sister-in-law, Gloria Heckathorn, Nyona Lake; nieces and nephews. She was preceded by two grandsons, one great-grandson, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Mexico New Life United Methodist Church.

Helen M. Miller
April 24, 1910 – Nov. 6, 2000
Helen M. Miller, 90, Royal Care of Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and formerly of Akron, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday in Pigeon Forge.
She was born in Miami County to Albert and Bankie Hoffman Young. She married William K. Miller on Jan. 1, 1934 in Indianapolis. He died Aug. 22, 1970.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Controls Inc., in North Manchester, and was a cook at Gilead School. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, William A Miller, with wife Betty, Sevierville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Billie Rickmeyer, Bluffton, and Debra Speicher, LaGrange; seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Ralph Young, Akron, and Cleo Young, Indianapolis.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Terry McGarrity officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home.

Lori A. Border
April 21, 1967 – Nov. 4, 2000
Lori A. Border, 33, 1716 Monroe St., died at 4:32 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.
The daughter of Rod K. and Sharon L. Gibson Border, she was born in Rochester. She was a 1987 graduate of Rochester High School. A former part-time employee of the American Cancer Society of Marion County, she lived in Indianapolis for 10 years. She enjoyed reading, music, crocheting and crossword puzzles and was an avid sports fan. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Surviving are her parents, Rod and Sharon, of 1716 Monroe St.; a sister, Kelli Fugate, Rochester; two nephews, Levi Brower and Michael Fugate, Rochester; maternal grandmother Maxine Gibson, Rochester; and paternal grandmother Betty Border, Janesville, Wisc. She was preceded by her maternal grandfather, Francis Gibson, and paternal grandfather, Keith Border.
Graveside funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rochester Citizens Cemetery with Pastor Bill Riggs officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Lori A. Border Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers. Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Lauren E. Abbott
June 6, 2000 – Nov. 3, 2000
Lauren Elizabeth Abbott, 4 months, 1162 Appletree Lane, died at 12:24 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
Born in Rochester to Rick and Shelley Musgrave Abbott, she lived her entire lifetime in Rochester. She attended First Christian Church.
Surviving are her parents, Rick and Shelley; one sister, Erica Lynn Abbott, at home; maternal grandparents Stanley and Judy Musgrave, Rochester; paternal grandfather William L. Abbott, Rochester; paternal grandmother Barbara J. Bradway, Rochester; maternal great-grandparents Russell and Ruth Musgrave, Martinsville; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Carol Bradway, Rochester, and Doris Hoover, Fort Myers, Fla.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Rochester with Rev. Bill Riggs officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester; and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. A memorial fund will be established in her name for meningitis research and education.

Zoe N. Haecker
Infant Zoe N. Haecker, Claypool, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
She was born two hours earlier to Craig and Rita Koontz Haecker, 6454 W. Roy Drive, Claypool.
Surviving with her parents is her paternal grandmother, Norma Haecker, North Manchester; and maternal grandparents, Larry and Gracie Koontz, Bourbon.
Graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday atPleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, with Rev. Kurt Stout officiating. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, is handling arrangements.

M. Elinor Dick
Oct. 13, 1912 – Nov. 3, 2000
M. Elinor Dick, 88, Montgomery, Texas, died at 4 a.m. Friday at her son’s residence in Montgomery.
Born in Carrolton, Ohio, to William and Florence P. Champer Green, she married Carl A. Dick on May 4, 1963. He died in 1977.
Mrs. Dick lived in Texas since April 1, 2000. Prior to that she lived in Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Rochester.
She worked for Michigan Bell Telephone, Niles, Mich. She attended Talma United Methodist Church and was a member of Scramblers Square Dance Club, Mentone.
Survivors include one daughter, Florence “Jackie” Hoskin, Montgomery, Texas,; three sons, James W. Hoskin and wife Sandra, Montgomery, Texas, Richard D. Hoskin and wife Kay, Indianapolis, Robert Hoskin and wife Sharon, Rewey, Wis.; two step-daughters, Charlene Schroer and husband William, Rochester, Patricia Utterback, Westfield; and one sister, Thedamac Nocera and husband James, Warren, Ohio.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hamlet Cemetery, Talma. Burial will be at Hamlet Cemetery, Talma. There will be no visitation.

Thomas A. Rhodes
March 6, 1922 – Nov. 3, 2000
Thomas A. Rhodes, 78, 1316 Ewing Rd., Rochester, died at 2:07 a.m. today at his residence.
Born to Porter and Luvilla Ballinger Rhodes in Athens, he married Marjorie J. Newman March 14, 1947 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Rhodes, a lifetime Fulton County resident, retired in 1986 from Rochester Telephone Co., where he was a lineman and service repairman. He was a member of New Life Church, Rochester. He was a prisoner of war during World War II, when he served in Europe with the U.S. Army 12th Armored Division. He was a member of LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343 and Disabled American Veterans Association.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Colleen Wagoner and husband Richard, Rochester; Marcia Heishman, Lafayette; Annette Fenstermaker and husband Don, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Dustin and Melanie Heishman, Mescalero, N.M.; Trish and Tony Heishman Collins, Rochester; Richard and Shelly Wagoner, Brownsburg; Stacy and Heather Wagoner, Holland, Mich.; Taylor Fenstermaker, Matthew and John Zehner, all of Rochester; two step-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kylee Fenstermaker, Rochester; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nina Chapman, Irene Miller, Lorene Spice and husband Don, all of Rochester; Selena Gillespie and husband Bill, Akron; two brothers, Dale Rhodes and wife Vernice, Rochester; Bobby Rhodes and wife Nelda, Star City.
Preceding in death were his parents, one sister, two brothers and one great-grandson, Kaleb Thomas Wagoner on April 15, 1999.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Brian Tammany officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation. 

Gladys J. Eaton
March 28, 1917 – Oct. 31, 2000
Gladys J. Eaton, 83, Eaton, Ohio, formerly of Akron, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Reid Hospital and Health Care, Richmond.
Born to Homer and Goldie Sumpter Fear in Kosciusko, she married Emmett ‘Buck’ Eaton June 13, 1936 in Akron. He died Jan. 15, 1969.
Mrs. Eaton was a homemaker.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Charles ‘Jeannie’ Matheny, Eaton, Ohio; one sister, Wilma Warren, South Whitley.
Preceding in death with her husband were two brothers.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lowell Burris officiating. Burial is at Palestine Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

George B. DeMont
Jan. 13, 1917 – Oct. 31, 2000
George B. DeMont, 83, Plymouth, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born to Earl G. and Alta Carrie Jordon DeMont in Rochester, he married Dorothy M. Furry April 28, 1940 in Plymouth. She survives.
Mr. DeMont was a teacher, trustee and superintendent of Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth. He retired in 1974, after 33 years as a NIPSCO electrician. He earned three Bronze Stars as a U.S. Marine during World War II campaigns in Iwo Jima, Guadacanal, the Marianas and Japan. He was a Corpral in C Company, 6th Battalion, V.A.C. He was a Boy Scout leader and enjoyed golfing in the NIPSCO league. He pitched softball for the Coca Cola team and pitched against the World’s Champion Softball team in a game with the Plymouth All-Stars in 1938. He pitched the United Brethren Sunday School team to a tie for first place in the B League in 1940 and 1941. He enjoyed gardening, friends and family.
Surviving with his wife, of Plymouth, are two sons, Edwin G. and wife Sharon, Plymouth; D. Eugene and wife Margo, Plymouth; one daughter, Suzanne R. Umbaugh and husband Mark, Argos; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; Gwen Calvert; Jennifer Kingston; Brandon, Michael, Daniel and Christopher DeMont; Jeffrey, Jeremy and Joshua Umbaugh; two sisters, Nellie Miller, Port Huron, Mich.; Mary McCracken, Indianapolis.
Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers, Norman and Wayne, three infant siblings and one half-sister, Velma Carpenter.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Maurice C. Grindle officiating. Military graveside services are at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Youth Softball League, the Parkinson’s Foundation or Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Harold Markley
July 9, 1915 – Oct. 31, 2000
Harold Markley, 85, Mentone, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at Bremen Health Care Center.
Born to Roy and Elvia Carrothers Markley in Lapaz, he married Esther Reed Oct. 17, 1936 in Rochester. She died Oct. 17, 1982.
Mr. Markley, a longtime volunteer fireman, was a farmer and member of First Baptist Church of Mentone, Masonic Lodge, Mentone, and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.
Surving is one son, Lee Markley, Mentone, and several half-brothers and half-sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Joe Olson officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Lucille B. Eikenberry
Feb. 23, 1917 – Oct. 28, 2000
Lucille B. Eikenberry, 83, Hickory Creek Health Center, Rochester, formerly of 1604 Madison St., Rochester, died at 10:38 p.m. Saturday at her residence.
Born to James and Amelia Dehne Getz in Marion, she married Paul K. Eikenberry Feb. 10, 1944 in Louisville, Ky. He died Feb. 14, 1979.
Mrs. Eikenberry was retired from Torin Corp., Rochester and was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Michael and husband Rick, Rochester; one son, James and wife Pam, Rochester; four grandchildren, Michael Behrens, Melody Bowers, Jeffrey Behrens and Scott Eikenberry, all of Rochester; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Clark, Kokomo; two brothers, Donald Getz, Wabash; William Getz, Kokomo.
Preceding in death were one grandson, Matthew Behrens, three sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Robert Crytzer officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Lawrence E. Eschbach, O.D.
Aug. 20, 1915 – Oct. 29, 2000
Lawrence E. Eschbach, O.D., 85, Washington, Ind., died at 11:48 a.m. Sunday at his son’s home at 1725 Colonial Dr., Rochester.
Born to Lawrence M. and Irene Cleavelin Eschbach in Grayville, Ill., he married June Bastin May 30, 1941 in St. Meinard. She died Nov. 3, 1988. He married Frances B. Wagner Nov. 18, 1989 in Richmond. She survives.
Mr. Eschbach practiced optometry for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church, Washington. A graduate of Vincennes University and Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1948, he served as a Major with the U.S. Army in World War II, participating in the Normandy Invasion. He was a member of Alpha Iota Upsilon Fraternity; Tomb and Key Honorary Fraternity; charter member of Washington Junior Chamber of Commerce; past director and vice-president of Daviess County Chamber of Commerce; Southwestern Indiana Optometry Association; Indiana Optometric Association; American Optometry Association; past director, president and lifetime member of the Washington Rotary Club; Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and past director of YMCA, all in Washington; past president and director of Daviess County Tuberculosis Association; Washington Country Club.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Lawrence G. and wife Jean, Rochester; one grandson, Chris and wife Christina, Hattiesburg, Miss.; two granddaughters, Aimee Liddle and husband Jim, Easley, S.C.; Kathy Calhoun and husband Ryan, St. Ann, Mo.; one brother, Dr. Robert Eschbach, Centerville, Ohio.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Simon Catholic Church, Washington. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Vincennes, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Ed Lee Mortuary, Washington, is in charge of funeral arrangements and Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 621, Rochester.

Harold T. Hickle
May 11, 1931 – Oct. 29, 2000
Harold T. Hickle, 69, Kewanna, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born to George A. and Eva May White Hickle in Winamac, he married Betty L. Knicker Dec. 24, 1950 in Kewanna. She survives.
Mr. Hickle was a retired supervisor at McGill’s, Culver, and worked for Penn Central Railroad. A 1950 graduate of Kewanna High School, he was a reserve sheriff deputy and former volunteer firefighter. He was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. He was a Notre Dame fan and loved his family.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Thomas and wife Ramona, Kewanna; James W. and wife Barbara, Winamac; two daughters, Susan J. Rouch and fiance Steve Handschu, Lucerne; Kathleen K. Patty and husband David, Logansport; 13 grandchildren, Jerrod H. Patty; David A. Patty Jr.; Kyle L. Rans; Maggie, Seth, Jarrod and Wesley Hickle; Carrie Fairchild; Jamie Phillips; Nicholas Baldner; Leslie Rouch; Chad Lowry and Robyn Rouch Overlander; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard and wife Carol, Kewanna; one brother-in-law, Robert Knicker and wife Rose, Munster; his mother-in-law, Nellie Knicker, Kewanna; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and a twin brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Burial is at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and 8 a.m. Wednesday until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or Heart Fund.

Albert F. Ginther
March 10, 1915 – Oct. 26, 2000
Albert Frederick Ginther, 85, Woodland, Wash., died Thursday at his residence.
Mr. Ginther, born in Rochester, married his wife Martha, July 4, 1937 in Culver. She survives.
He graduated from Leiters Ford High School, where he lived for many years, and Manchester College, North Manchester and Ball State University, Muncie, with a master’s degree. He was a retired professor in Teachers Training at Ohio University, Chillicothe, Ohio. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He lived in Woodland, Wash. for three years.
Survivors include his wife, Martha , at home; two sons, Frederick and wife Jane, Muncie; Phillip, Salem, Ore.; one daughter, Beverly J. Miller, LaCenter, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Wright, Rochester; Joan O’Conner, Cicero, Ill.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Leiters Ford United Methodist Church. Woodland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments. Memorials may be made to Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

James A. Fearnow
Sept. 16, 1925 – Oct. 26, 2000
James A. Fearnow, 75, Anderson, died Thursday at St. John’s Medical Center, Anderson.
Born in Kempton, he was a lifelong Anderson resident. He married Sally Penry. She died in 1984.
Mr. Fearnow, a 1943 graduate of Anderson High School, studied landscaping architecture and design at the University of Illinois. He owned and operated Fearnow Landscaping Company, Anderson, for 30 years and was a rural letter carrier for 13 years. He was a member of East Lynn Christian Church, past president of the Anderson Lions Club and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving a Bronze Star. In his retirement, he volunteered at St. John’s Hospice, Anderson.
Survivors include three sons, James H., Marlin, Texas; Jeffrey A., Mishawaka; John D. and wife Holly, Rochester; two daughters, Melanie Williams and husband Andrew, Cincinnati, Ohio; Melinda Gonzalez, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, Cryslia, Marco (Tony), James, Emily, Rebecca and Aubrey; special friend, Nancy Brown, Muncie.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd, Anderson, with Dr. Sam K. Young of East Lynn Christian Church, Anderson, officiating. Burial is at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266 and the American Legion Honor Guard Post 408. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the East Lynn Christian Church Building Fund, St. John’s Hospice or WWII Veteran’s Memorial.

Kenneth A. Brechbiel
Jan. 12, 1928 – Oct. 27, 2000
Kenneth A. Brechbiel, 72, 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, died at 11:54 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born to James Henry and Delora Peach Baber Brechbiel, he married Joan S. Mack on May 5, 1945, in Mexico. She died Jan. 23, 1999.
He was a route salesman for Sutter’s Dairy for 26 years. He also owned and operated Brechbiel’s Grocery from 1979 to 1985.
He was a life member of the Peru Maennerchor.
Survivors include one son, Terry Brechbiel and wife Yvonne, Swayzee; one daughter, Becky Mullett and husband Donnie, Peru; five grandchildren, Brenna Miller and husband Kevin, Peru, April Mullett, Peru, and Stacie, Chris and Terri-Ann Brechbiel, Marion; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and three sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Burial will be at Reyburn Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Marjorie Lichtenwalter
June 17, 1908 – Oct. 22, 2000
Marjorie Halstead Lichtenwalter, 92, Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Palm Garden Nursing Home, Vero Beach, Fla.
Born to Dr. Samuel and Antoinette B. Behringer in Kansas City, Mo., she married Harry ‘Hal’ Halstead June 25, 1938. He died in 1962. She married Myrl Lichtenwalter in 1972. He died in 1976.
Mrs. Lichtenwalter moved to Rochester from Chicago in 1938 and lived here until 1999. A professional dancer, she taught dance in Rochester, and was an oil painter. She was a receptionist in the offices of Dr. Von DerLehr, Dr. Michael Boldry and Dr. Blake Travis. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and its Bell Choir, the Order of Eastern Star Post 70 and Manitou Garden Club, all of Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Halstead Kalix and husband Martin, Vero Beach, Fla.; three grandsons, Todd Eikenberry, Belleair Bluffs, Fla.; Troy Eikenberry, Rochester; Trent Eikenberry, Peru; three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Shelby and Evan Eikenberry.
Preceding in death with her husbands was one sister.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor and Trent Eikenberry officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donna I. Newcomb
July 12, 1911 – Oct. 25, 2000
Donna I. Brooks Newcomb, 89, Owensville Convalescent Center, died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Born to Burton and Mabel George Brooks in East Pennfield, she married James G. ‘Doc’ Newcomb March 20, 1931 in Rochester. He died Feb. 25, 1988.
Mrs. Newcomb was a longtime Rochester resident, moving in June of 1998. She was a retired cook for Rochester Community Schools and a member of the Daughter of the American Revolution, Rochester First Baptist Church for over 70 years and a 50 year member of Rochester Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include one son, Karl E. and wife Sharon, Haubstadt; one daughter-in-law, Janice Newcomb, Brownsburg; 10 grandchildren, Cathie Lukens, Rochester; Kent Newcomb and Laura Titus, Brownsburg; Scott Newcomb, Salem; Howard ‘Doc’ Newcomb, Barrington, Ill.; Tom Hooper, Atlanta; Jean Ann Lautzenheiser, Austin, Texas; Julie Loehr and James ‘Jamie’ Newcomb, Fort Branch; Timothy Newcomb, Tipton; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, George and Myron Brooks, both of Webster, N.Y.
Preceding in death with her husband was one son, Edwin B., Sept. 1996, one brother, Lewis Brooks, one sister, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Starken.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rochester First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and for an hour before services at the church. An Eastern Star service will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Rochester First Baptist Church. 

Dorothy I. Eastman
Dorothy I. Eastman, 74, died Oct. 13 in Marquette, Michigan.
Mrs. Eastman, a resident of Ontonagon, Mich., since February, was a longtime Delong resident. She and her husband owned and operated a sawmill there.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 50 years, John E. Eastman, in March of 1995 and one brother, Dale Thomas in 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Eastman Schwarte, Fort Wayne; Judy Eastman, Ontonagon, Mich.; her mother, Felicia Thomas, Eskridge, Kan.; one sister, Betty Haynes, Copeville, Texas; two brothers, Charles Thomas Jr., Eskridge, Kan.; Harold Thomas, Hanna.
There are no services.

Viola M. McDougle
March 18, 1920 – Oct. 23, 2000
Viola M. McDougle, 80, Denver, died at 9:26 a.m. Monday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.
Born to James David and Minerva R. Sagiser Smith in Cass County, she married Ervin Leon McDougle Aug. 26, 1939 in Logansport. He died Oct. 11, 1987.
Mrs. McDougle was a homemaker and former employee of Sherrill Corp., Mexico. She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles L. and wife Carol, Kokomo; Ronald D. and wife Sondra, Huntertown; R. Steven, Indianapolis; one daughter, Sharon L. Proctor and husband Robert, San Jose, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one sister, Josephine Hipes, Noblesville.
Preceding in death with her husband were six brothers, Archie, Bobby, Columbus, Walter, Lawrence and Theodore Smith; three sisters, Hazel Walters, Hilda Beckley and Florence Kistler; two grandchildren, Douglas Proctor and Terri Hill.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. James Newton officiating. Burial is at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association.

Loren W. Scherbing
Sept. 11, 1931 – Oct. 23, 2000
Loren Willard Scherbing, 69, 1578 S. Park Rd., Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to Willard and Mabel Crane Scherbing in Foley, Minn., he married Lois Irene Ekberg Nov. 27, 1954 in Oak Park, Minn. She survives.
Mr. Scherbing, a Rochester resident for 30 years, retired from Torx Products, Rochester, in 1996, as plant superintendent. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. A 1949 graduate of Foley High School, Foley, Minn., he was a 1949 Minnesota Basketball All-Star and was recently inducted into the Foley Athletic Hall of Fame. He coached t-ball and girls softball in Rochester, and was a member of the American Legion. A dedicated family man, enjoying time with his grandchildren, he attended all their sports events. A sports enthusiast, he was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Mabel Scherbing, Foley, Minn.; two daughters, Connie Burkett and husband Mike, Rochester; Sandi Good and husband Jeff, Rochester; one son, Ken, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Stacia and Joe Burkett, Rochester; Trisha Scherbing, Claypool; Landon, Layton, Jeffrey III and Jakob Good, Rochester; one sister, Shirley Rasmussen and husband Norm, Browerville, Minn.; two brothers, Dwight, Brainard, Minn.; Duane, Foley, Minn.
Preceding in death was his father and one brother, Gordon.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Phil Lakey and Pastor Jill Walley officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Jeffrey T. White
Feb. 25, 1969 – Oct. 23, 2000
Jeffrey T. White, 31, 416 Walnut St., Akron, died Monday in Lagro.
He was born to Gary F. and Lily Bustos White in Huntington.
Mr. White worked at Pike Lumber Company, Akron, and attended Bible Way Ministries, Akron. He attended Huntington North High School and graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School. He also attended ITT Technical Institute, Fort Wayne, and was an avid horseshoe player.
Survivors include his fiance, Jennifer Bailey, Akron; his father and stepmother, Gary F. and Roma White, Markle; his mother and stepfather, Lily and Chuck Saner, Akron; one daughter, Courtney Nicole White, Huntington; two sons, Devin Allen Beeks and Tanner David White, both of Lagro; five sisters, Crissy Haywood and husband Bill, Silver Lake; Stella Bradford and husband Ron, Silver Lake; Dianna Baker and husband Ron, Warsaw; Lynette Howatt and husband Bob, Syracuse; Yvonne Vance and husband Bill, Pierceton; paternal grandmother, Doris Chapman, Huntington.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Glancy Funeral Home, H. Brown & Son Chapel, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren, with Rev. Richard Iseton officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The White Children Trust Fund, in care of Glancy Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 366, Warren, IN. 46792. 

Stephen A. Brack
Oct. 18, 1971 – Oct. 21, 2000
Stephen A. Brack, 29, Roann, died Saturday evening as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born to Dennis L. and Susan M. Jones Brack in Richmond. They survive.
Mr. Brack, a 1990 graduate of Union County High School, Liberty, and a 1997 graduate of Indiana University East, Richmond, was beginning his fourth year teaching science, chemistry and physics at North Miami High School. He was assistant volleyball coach and the academic team coach. He was a member of Big Brothers & Big Sisters and a strong supporter and participant of the Corporate Challenge program at North Miami. He was a member of the North Miami Education Association and a mentor and friend to many students.
Survivors include his mother, Susan M. Brack, Liberty; his father and stepmother, Dennis L. and Suzanne K. Brack, Liberty; one sister, Rachel M. Brack, New York, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Norma Jones, Centerville; paternal grandmother, Ruthann Brack, Richmond; two stepsisters, Angie M. and Elissa K. Rosenberger, Liberty.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Church of Christ, 102 S. Main St., Liberty, with Rev. Scott Bell of Central United Methodist Church, Richmond, officiating. Burial is at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, near Boston, Ind. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Showalter-Blackwell- Long Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Memorials may be made to the Stephen A. Brack Memorial Scholarship Fund, through the Union County Community Foundation.

Joe Howell
Feb. 19, 1922 – Oct. 19, 2000
Joe Howell, 78, 3180 18 B Rd., Tippecanoe, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born to William and Emily Spencer Howell in Amba, Ky., he married Naretta McSurley June 2, 1950. She survives.
Mr. Howell, a Tippecanoe resident for 37 years, retired from Turner Elkhorn Mining Co., Floyd County, Ky., after 22 years. He worked at Midwest Spring Manufacturing, Mentone, retiring in 1975, after 15 years. He was a member of United Mine Workers Union for 22 years and a member of New Hope Baptist Church, LaPorte. He enjoyed gardening.
Surviving with his wife, of Tippecanoe, are two daughters, Phyllis King, Bourbon; Brenda Iams, Kansas City, Kan.; two sons, Gary and wife Kim, Etna Green; Rodney and wife Peg, Rochester, 12 grandchildren, including Caleb and Austin Howell, Rochester.
Preceding in death were his parents, three brothers, Woodrow, Bernard and Hubert, and one son, Kyle Houston Saunders.
Services were Sunday at United Baptist Church of Tippecanoe. Rev.’s Monroe James and Delmas Stiles officiated. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon. Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association.

Velma J. Napier
Nov. 15, 1927 – Oct. 22, 2000
Velma Jean Napier, 72, Argos, died at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Born in Tompkinsville, Ky., she married Elmer R. Kelsey March 28, 1953 in Jeffersonville. He died June 10, 1978. She married Edgar Napier Dec. 23, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev. He survives.
Mrs. Napier, an Argos resident since 1974, was a retired food service worker at Culver Academies, Culver, and a member of the Culver Ladies Auxiliary and the F.O.P. Eagles.
Surviving with her husband, of Argos, are one son, Steve Kelsey and wife Shelly, Carmel; five stepdaughters, Penny Sue Harrelson, Dorchester, Wis.; Vivian V. Bearon, Plymouth; Lynn Klemetson, Abotsford, Wis.; Terry Koontz, Rochester; Shari Ballinger, North Manchester; one grandson, Mason Kelsey, Carmel; one brother, Joe Henson, Tompkinsville, Ky.
Preceding in death were one son, Mike Holloway, and one brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Culver, with Rev. Linda Craig officiating. Burial is at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Ralph C. Vonnegut, Jr.
July 23, 1929 – Oct. 22, 2000
Ralph C. Vonnegut, Jr., 71, Culver, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born to Ralph, Sr. and Eleanor Goodall Vonnegut in Indianapolis.
Mr. Vonnegut was a retired self-employed truck driver. He was a 13-year resident of Culver and a member of the Sierra Club, Maxinkuckee Yacht Club and the Big Brothers & Big Sisters program.
Survivors include his former wife, Natalia Beck, Dunedin, Fla.; two sons, Robert and wife Beth, Islamorada, Fla.; Daniel and wife Heather, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two daughters, Nonie Vonnegut-Gabovitch and husband David, Indianapolis; Kristin Vonnegut-Huffman and husband Tom, Avon, Minn.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Walter G. Vonnegut, Indianapolis.
Services are at 4 p.m. Wednesday at his residence, 814 East Shore Drive, Culver. Private burial will take place. Friends may call from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at the residence. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Maxinkuckee Environmental Society, Marshall County Big Brothers & Big Sisters, the Culver Public Library or the Humane Society of Local and State Parks.

Loren W. Scherbing
Sept. 11, 1931 – Oct. 23, 2000
Loren Willard Scherbing, 69, 1578 S. Park Rd., Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to Willard and Mabel Crane Scherbing in Foley, Minn., he married Lois Mae Ekberg Nov. 27, 1954 in Oak Park, Minn. She survives.
Mr. Scherbing, a Rochester resident for 30 years, retired from Torx Products, Rochester, in 1996, as plant superintendent. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. A 1949 graduate of Foley High School, Foley, Minn., he was a 1949 Minnesota Basketball All-Star and was recently inducted into the Foley Athletic Hall of Fame. He coached t-ball and girls softball in Rochester, and was a member of the American Legion. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Mabel Scherbing, Foley, Minn.; two daughters, Connie Burkett and husband Mike, Rochester; Sandi Good and husband Jeff, Rochester; one son, Ken Scherbing, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Stacia and Joe Burkett, Rochester; Trisha Scherbing, Claypool; Landon, Layton, Jeffrey II and Jakob Good, Rochester; one sister, Shirley Rasmussen and husband Norm, Browerville, Minn.; two brothers, Dwight, Brainard, Minn.; Duane, Foley, Minn.
Preceding in death was his father and one brother, Gordon.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Amber L. Trusty
Feb. 3, 1989 – Oct. 20, 2000
Amber Lynn ‘Hammie’ Trusty, 11, 9308 W. Troy Dr., Rochester, died Friday at her residence.
Born to Tony Trusty and Sharry Russell in Rochester, she was a sixth grade student at Culver Community Elementary School and a member of the Culver Youth Soccer League. She enjoyed sports.
Survivors include her mother, Sharry Russell, Rochester; her father, Tony Trusty, Culver; one sister, Brandi Trusty, 14, Rochester; one brother, T.J. Trusty, 10, Rochester; paternal grandmother Joyce Trusty, Culver; maternal grandparents, Patricia Salyer, Winamac and Will Russell, Philadelphia, Mass.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services are at 3 p.m. Thursday at Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church with Rev. James Ritchie officiating. Burial is at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church and from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday. Rannels Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald M. Hazlett
March 13, 1929 – Oct. 22, 2000
Donald Meryl Hazlett, 71, 218 W. Eighth St., Rochester, died at 5:42 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to Meryl S. and Tadie Waite Hazlett in Toledo, Ohio, he married Betty J. Shipman Dec. 1, 1950 in Delta, Ohio. She survives.
Mr. Hazlett came to Rochester from Toledo, Ohio in 1976. He was a financial manager. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Rochester, and a Rochester Kiwanis Club secretary. He served in the U.S. Army in 1950 in the Panama Canal Zone.
Surviving with his wife Betty, at home, are four daughters, Alicia Glover and husband Paul, Wauseon, Ohio; Pamela Al-Wotaid and husband Abduuah, Kuwait; Patricia Hazlett, Wauseon, Ohio; Lisa Burton and husband Roger, Monteno, Ill; three sons Stephen, Boise, Idaho; Kevin and wife Kim, Rochester; Eric and wife Corazon, Evansville; 15 grandchildren, Cheryl Mack and husband Mike, Wauseon, Ohio; Samantha Jones and husband William, Toledo, Ohio; Katy Hazlett, Boise, Idaho; Alyssa Hazlett, Wauseon, Ohio; Lauriel Feece, Plymouth; Meghan, Amanda and Kaleb Hazlett, Rochester; Alexandra and Jessica Burton, Manteno, Ill.; Miriam and Stephen John Hazlett, Evansville; Robert Glover, Naperville, Ill.; Justin Glover, Wauseon, Ohio; Carl Melms and wife Heidi, Macy; seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents; one brother, Carlton in 1999; an infant sister; twin sons Donald Mark and Dennis Meryl in 1953.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Don Meyer officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with military graveside services. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, Rochester, or the Rochester Kiwanis Club.

Stanley M. Kelly
Sept. 11, 1908 – Oct. 19, 2000
Stanley M. Kelly, 92, Plymouth, died at 12:34 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to James and Ola Davis Kelly in Ada, Ohio, he married Janell A. Mills Dec. 31, 1928 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She died April 27, 1989.
Mr. Kelly was a retired Erie-Lackawana Railroad station agent. He was a four-year resident of Plymouth, having moved from Delong.
Survivors include five sons, Robert, Jacksonville, N.C.; Roger and wife Carolyn, Lapaz; Ralph and wife Betty, Bremen; Thomas and wife Betty, Jennison, Mich.; James and wife Peggy, Richmond; two daughters, Eileen Hibner and husband LaVerne, Plymouth; Janet Lindvall and husband Larry, Plymouth; 20 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Preceding with his wife was one daughter and one brother.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Culver, with Rev. Robert Vardaman officiating. Burial is at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Inez V. Sutton
Oct. 30, 1906 – Oct. 17, 2000
Inez V. Sutton, 93, formerly of 323 Cliff Dr., Logansport, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born to William and Mattie Warner Stanley in Fulton County, she married Harry S. Sutton Aug. 16, 1924 in Michigan. He died April 17, 1974.
Mrs. Sutton retired from The R.B.M. in 1968, after 26 years. She was a member of Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church, Fidelity Chapter 58 Order of Eastern Star and the Garden Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Callipo and husband Frank, Kokomo; Wilma Erny and husband Keith, Walton; Wilda Wellman and husband Gene, Calumet City, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Harry Steven Rodkey, Stuart Brandt, Joseph Vernon, Vickie Lebo, Deborah Beard, James and Gregg Wellman; four stepgrandchildren, Rodney, Jeffrey, Mark and Troy Erny; six great-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with her husband were one sister, one brother, and one daughter, Rachel Price.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gund-rum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with Rev. Scott Ellison officiating. Burial is at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cass County Cancer Society. 

Charles L. Stahl
Sept. 24, 1941 – Oct. 19, 2000
Charles L. Stahl, 59, 316 W. Eighth St.,, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born to Earl Stahl and Bansy Sellers Stahl Iliff in Culver, he married Gladys Mills April 10, 1965 in Bourbonnais, Ill. She survives.
Mr. Stahl, a resident of Fulton and Marshall Counties for most of his life, was a driver for the mobile home industry, working out of the Nappanee area.
Surviving with his wife, Rochester, are two daughters, Tammy Clapper and husband Ronald, Rochester; Debra Stahl, Kokomo; one son, Jeffery A. Stahl and wife Dana L., Rochester; eight grandchildren; his stepfather, Kenneth Iliff, Argos; five sisters, Phyllis Townsell, Hammond; Rosemary Boyd, Hammond; Shirley Heddens, Argos; Karen Obenchain and husband Ronald, Plymouth; Sherri Ludwig, Plymouth; four brothers, Robert E. Stahl, Argos, Ronnie L., Billy, and James A. Stahl, all of Plymouth; one sister-in-law, Darlene Stahl, South Bend; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents; one sister, Norma Stahl; two brothers, Larry and Harrold Stahl.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with Rev. Delmas Stiles officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. 

Joseph J. Arone
April 6, 1936 – Oct. 15, 2000
Joseph J. Arone, 64, of Logansport and Rochester, died at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born to Joseph C. and Elizabeth Vitello Arone in Logansport, he married Patricia L. Riewoldt May 25, 1956 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Arone, a 1955 graduate of Logansport High School, owned Arone Hardware, Logansport, since 1975 and Arone Ford Lincoln Mercury, Rochester, since 1989. He was retired from Federated Insurance Co., where he was a member of the Federated Quarter Century Club.
An active citizen of the Rochester and Logansport communities, he was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport; St. Francis of Assisi Council 561, Knights of Columbus, Logansport; Logansport Orient Masonic Lodge Post 272; Indianapolis Scottish Rite and Murat Temple; Logansport Shrine Club, where he was president; Rochester Elks Lodge, Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rochester Moose Lodge; Logansport and Rochester Eagles Clubs. He was a charter member of the William Paca Lodge, Sons of Italy in America, Logansport.
Surviving with his wife, of Logansport and Rochester, are two daughters, Jerilyn Smith and husband Steve, Logansport; Debi Miller and husband Kevin, Macy; one son, James R. Michael, Lucerne; one daughter-in-law, Stacee L. Arone, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Paige J., Elizabeth M., and Melissa K. Smith, all of Logansport; Jaime A. Smith, Brownsburg; Ryan M. Miller, Logansport; Rhett M. Miller, Macy; Nicholas J. Arone, Nappannee; three sisters, Mary Louise Yoder and husband Dave, Logansport; Lucille Lehman and husband Art, Kokomo; Joan Long, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents; one son, Joel P. Arone; one brother, Nicholas Arone; one brother-in-law, Jerry Long.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport, with Rev. John Zahn officiating. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport, with an Orient Lodge service at 7 p.m. followed by a Logansport Shrine Club tribute and a scripture service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospitals.

Helen P. James
Nov. 16, 1905 – Oct. 16, 2000
Helen P. James, 94, Monticello, died at 3 a.m. Monday at her residence.
Born to Henry John and Nellie Ballinger Henning in Upland, she married Henry Ward James Sept. 24, 1923. He died March 17, 1983.
Mrs. James was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She moved to Plymouth from Monticello in 1978.
Survivors include four daughters, Deloris Sollars, Monticello; Martha Steele, Monon; Mildred Miller and husband Marion, Argos; Lula Ousley and husband Aron, Kewanna; two sons, Joseph, Rochester; James and wife Shirley, Kewanna; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were three sons, Robert, Larry and Jack; one daughter, Margie James; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 S. Illinois St., Monticello, with Rev. Brian Green officiating. Burial is at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ronald L. Williams
July 22, 1941 – Oct. 16, 2000
Ronald Lee Williams, 59, ExtendaCare of Warsaw, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Charles ‘Clarence’ and Allie Gilbert Williams in Tiosa, he lived most of his life in the Tiosa community and attended the Tiosa Brethren Church.
Survivors include one sister, Janie Flory and husband Doyle, Tippecanoe; one brother, Tom Williams and wife Julie, San Antonio, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, Carl and Clemen Williams.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial is at Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Hope Hospice.

Phillip W. Howard
Dec. 27, 1956 – Oct. 16, 2000
Phillip Wesley Howard, 43, Wabash, died at 6:52 p.m. Monday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born to Lawrence D. and Joan Malott Howard in Peru, he was a member of Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church.
Mr. Howard had worked for the ARC of Wabash County for 17 years and had worked at AL-FE and the Wabash Inn. He participated in Special Olympics and enjoyed walking his dog, Barney.
Survivors include his mother, Joan Howard, Wabash; his father and stepmother, Lawrence D. and Sandy Howard, Peru; two sisters, Penny Simpson and husband Steven, Wabash; Laurna Howard, Wabash; two half-sisters, Haley and Mindy Howard, both of Wabash.
Preceding in death were his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Ethel Malott; paternal grandparents, Harold and Louise Howard.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Doug Phillips officiating. Burial is at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family of Phillip W. Howard.

Helen A. Anderson
Nov. 2, 1924 – Oct. 14, 2000
Helen A. Anderson, 75, Kewanna, Died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at Hospice Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born to Robert E. and Lora M. Wininger Abbott in Kokomo, she married Keith L. Anderson Dec. 31, 1942 in Monticello. He survives.
Mrs. Anderson, a graduate of Kokomo High School, retired in 1980 after 27 years as a secretary at Union Bank and Trust Co.
Surviving with her husband, of Kewanna, is her mother, Lora M. Abbott, Kokomo, and several nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.
Preceding in death was her father, one brother and two sisters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, with Rev. Jeff Bower officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Hospital, Indianapolis.

Paul R. Lazarrus
June 15, 1932 – Oct. 14, 2000
Paul Richard Lazarrus, 68, died at 7:35 a.m. Saturday at his Laketon residence.
Born to Phillip Fred and Christine Barnes Lazarrus in East St. Louis, Ill., he lived in Rochester from 1960-1982.
Mr. Lazarrus, a truck driver for Pierceton Trucking Co., Laketon, for 20 years, retired in 1996. was a member of the St. Robert’s Catholic Church, North Manchester, the Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343, and the Rochester Moose Lodge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey M., Rochester; Michael P., Laketon; David B., Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters, Phyllis Trianfo and husband Victor, Columbus, Ohio; Barbara Mascherino and husband Michael, Columbus, Ohio; Sharon Lazarrus, Pocatello, Id.; Janet Lazarrus, Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Stephen Lazarrus, Centerville, Ohio.
Preceding in death was one sister.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Robert’s Catholic Church, North Manchester, with Rev. Ronald Ramenaden officiating. Cremation will take place. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen, Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester. Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society.

Della Wright
March 18, 1933 – Oct. 13, 2000
Della Wright, 67, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of 420 N. Grove St., Argos, died at 4:58 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
Born to Shelton and Zillie Dyer Hensley in Gage, Ky., she married Cordell Wright Jan. 9, 1952 in North Judson. He died Sept. 21, 1986.
Mrs. Wright, a homemaker and former employee of Wagoner Wire Co., Plymouth, lived in the Argos community for 50 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.
Survivors include three sisters, Audrey Wright and husband Sam, Argos; Beatrice Rose and husband James, Tippecanoe; Faye Duff and husband Carl, Tippecanoe; one brother, Clay Hensley and wife Alma, Argos; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with her husband was her parents and three brothers, Willard, Carl and John Hensley.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with Rev. Lloyd Howard officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from noon until services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne Fincher
Aug. 6, 1929 – Oct. 12, 2000
Jeanne Fincher, 71, 6066 S., Fulton County Road 200 W., Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
Born to George Curtis and Minnie June Lowe Townsend in Lake Cicott, she married Richard G. Fincher June 9, 1949 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Fincher was retired from Torin Corp., Rochester, and was a substitute custodian at Caston Schools. A graduate of Fulton High School, she was a flower gardener and enjoyed baking. She was active with Fulton County 4-H, serving on the advisory board and council, a volunteer for the Literacy Coalition Board of Fulton County, served on the board of directors of Fulton County Historical Society and was a Master Gardener.
Surviving with her husband, of Rochester, are one daughter, Deb Walsh and husband Jim, Rochester; two sons, Dave and wife Linda, Richmond; Dick and wife Michele, Long Valley, N.J.; 10 grandchidren, Matthew, Stacey, Megan and Eric Walsh; Teresa Mathews; Whitney Daughert; Stephanie Costello; Garrett Cain; Logann and Brittany Fincher; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Dalen Mathews and Evan Matthew Walsh; one sister, Bette Gundrum and husband Alfred, Kewanna.
Preceding in death were her parents and three brothers, George, Robert and John Townsend.
Services were Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Private family burial will take place at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Jeanne Fincher Memorial Fund of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Hilda R. McGowen
March 28, 1918 – Oct. 15, 2000
Hilda Ruth McGowen, 82, formerly of 1517 Bancroft St., Rochester, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at LifeCare Center, Rochester.
Born to Charles Albert and Florence Matthews Redinger in Rochester, she married Merl F. Sriver Aug. 11, 1934 in Rochester. He died Nov. 30, 1968. She married Harold McGowen Dec. 2, 1972 in North Manchester. He died March 16, 1985.
Mrs. McGowen, a lifetime Rochester resident, retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, and worked in a radio shop during World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Loy F. Sriver and wife Arlene; Merl ‘Ed’ Sriver and wife Wanita, all of Rochester; four grandsons, Chris and Dennis Sriver, Rochester; Mikel Sriver, Plymouth; Michael Sriver, Illinois; two stepgranddaughters, Christine Wilhelm, Argos; Caroline Baldwin, Rochester; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Thomas, Fort Wayne; one brother, Wayne Redinger and wife Pauline, Rochester.
Preceding in death with her husbands were her parents; three sisters, Eva Dean, Annabelle and Zanna; one brother, Lloyd Redinger.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dan Mundt officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. 

Morris F. Howell
June 18, 1928 – Oct. 12, 2000
Rev. Morris F. Howell, 72, Lafayette, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Regency Place, Lafayette.
Born to Rev. and Mrs. Arthur and Bertha Howell in Knightstown, he married Ann McVey June 25, 1950 in Mace. She survives.
Rev. Morris was a Methodist Church minister, serving congregations in Lizton, Advance, Milledgeville, Sheridan, Union City, Middletown and Rochester, all in Indiana, and Colon, Harbor Springs and Rockford, all in Michigan. He was a graduate of Richland Township High School, Newton, and DePauw University and Butler School of Religion.
Surviving with his wife, of Lafayette, are two sons, Mark C. and wife Kathy, Brunswick, Ga.; Rev. Glenn B. Howell, Evansville; one daughter, Linda A. Howell, West Lafayette; two granddaughters, Karen E. Howell, Brunswick, Ga.; Moriah M. Strong Howell, Evansville; six brothers, Rev. Hillary Howell and wife Emma, Jacksonville, Or.; Aubrey Howell, Darlington; Rev. Stanley Howell and wife Mary Margaret, Terre Haute; Robert Howell and wife Lilah, Mooresville; Rev. Forest Howell and wife Eleanor, Frankfort; Rev. John Howell and wife Ruth, Grand Bay, Ala.
Preceding in death were his parents; one daughter, Jeanne E. Howell; one brother, Rev. Gaylord Howell.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, West Lafayette, with Rev. Kay Bass officiating. Burial is at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. Ninth St., Lafayette, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y., 10305-1946.

Elizabeth A. Kamplain
Aug. 18, 1975 – Oct. 12, 2000
Elizabeth Alice Kamplain, 25, 530 W. Olson Rd., Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born to Charles H. and Rosemarie Janette Gaylor Clark in Sleepy-Eye, Minn., she married Bryan D. Kamplain on March 26, 1996, in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. They survive.
Mrs. Kamplain was a driver for the Fulton-Marshall County Co-op in the Kewanna office. She resided in the Rochester area for the past five years, coming here from Florida. Prior to that, she had lived in the Rochester area for eight years.
Surviving with her husband, mother and father, Rochester, are two sisters, Valerie Mullins and husband Randy, Donaldson; Angela M. Bisch and husband Michael, Rochester; one niece, Haleigh Gochenour, Rochester; and her paternal grandparents, Elmer and Bessie Clark, Rochester.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial is at Mt. Zion Cemetery, LaPaz. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday or one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Eugene H. McClain
March 28, 1914 – Oct. 10, 2000
Eugene Harold ‘Mac’ McClain, 86, 1401 W. Hwy 50, Clermont, Fla., died Wednesday at Westminster Care of Clermont.
Born to Robert and Elizabeth McClain in Ora, he moved from the Rochester area to Clermont in 1993.
Mr. McClain was a retired McMahon Construction Co. operating engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, Clermont; one son, James, South Carolina; three grandchildren; two neices, Juanita Rentschler, Fulton; Virginia Sivets, Logansport; one nephew, Robert, Argos.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Harley McClain.
Services are at Kurfiss Funeral Chapel, Clermont, Fla. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation.

Scott D. Hines
May 10, 1982 – Oct. 12, 2000
Scott David Hines, 18, Macy, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday in an auto accident at Fulton County Roads 100 N. and 500 W., Rochester.
Born to Steve and Kathy Rensberger Hines in Peru, he had lived in Macy for seven years and was a lifetime resident of Miami County.
Mr. Hines, a 2000 graduate of North Miami High School, Denver, was employed as a welder at Braun Seating, Leiters Ford.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kathy and Gary Wilkinson, Macy; his father and stepmother, Steve P. and Jeralyn Hines, Rochester; one brother, Brent M., Perrysburg; one stepsister, Jennifer Lee and husband Marty, Macy; four stepbrothers, Daniel R. Wilkinson, Mexico; Casey C. Brown, Rochester; Kylee J. and Caleb U. Fenstermaker, both of Rochester; maternal grandmother, Evelyn M. Rensberger, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Paul and Rose Hines, Peru; stepgrandparents, Jerry and Janet Burkett, Rochester; great-grandfather, Francis Aspinwall, Peru; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Tom Robbins officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Scleroderma Foundation.

Jeanne Fincher
Aug. 6, 1929 – Oct. 12, 2000
Jeanne Fincher, 71, 6066 S., Fulton County Road 200 W., Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
Born to George Curtis and Minnie June Lowe Townsend in Lake Cicott, she married Richard G. Fincher June 9, 1949 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Fincher was retired from Torin Corp., Rochester, and was a substitute custodian at Caston Schools. A graduate of Fulton High School, she was a flower gardener and enjoyed baking. She was active with Fulton County 4-H, serving on the advisory board and council, a volunteer for the Literacy Coalition Board of Fulton County, served on the board of directors of Fulton County Historical Society and a Master Gardener.
Surviving with her husband, of Rochester, are one daughter, Deb Walsh and husband Jim, Rochester; two sons, Dave and wife Linda, Richmond; Dick and wife Michele, Long Valley, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Stacey, Megan and Eric Walsh; Teresa Mathews; Whitney Daughert; Stephanie Costello; Garrett Cain; Logann and Brittany Fincher; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Dalen Mathews; Evan Matthew Walsh; one sister, Bette Gundrum and husband Alfred, Kewanna.
Preceding in death were her parents; three brothers, George, Robert and John Townsend; one sister, Wilma Finks.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Private family burial is at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton, at a later date. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jeanne Fincher Memorial Fund at the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Richard A. Dague
Dec. 5, 1929 – Oct. 10, 2000
Richard Archie Dague, 70, Sweetser, died Tuesday at Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis.
He was born to Archie and Lillian Cunningham Dague in Peoria, Ill.
Mr. Dague, a resident of Sweetser for 28 years, was a retired computer programmer. He was a member of the American Legion Post 10 and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was World War II U.S. Army veteran and a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Indiana Guard Reserves.
Survivors include his mother, Lillian Dague, Rochester; one daughter, Teri and husband Joey Hawk, Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Penny Hill, Rochester; one brother, Bill and wife Dorothy, Kokomo; three sisters, Velma Smith and husband Don, Michigan City; Martha Slaybaugh, Rochester; Mary Hill and husband Bill, Peru; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchidren.
Preceding in death was his father, Archie Dague.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Needham-Storey Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. Burial is at Marion National Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Charles ‘Tom’ Lozier
Sept. 10, 1964 – Oct. 9, 2000
Charles ‘Tom’ Lozier, 36, Etna Green, died Monday night following an automobile accident on Indiana 19.
Born to Charles L. and Patricia Ulmer Lozier in Plymouth, he was a lifetime area resident.
Mr. Lozier was a security guard at Fairmont Homes, Nappanee.
Survivors include his parents, Patricia and Ronnie York, Etna Green; two sisters, ‘Ronnie’ Damron and husband Dan, Warsaw; Ronda Odell and fiancee Eric Allen, Columbia City; one brother, Jeffery York and wife Lizabeth, Warsaw; grandmother, Verta Scoggins, New Castle; five nieces and one nephew.
Preceding in death was his father, Charles L. Lozier.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Etna Green United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Borgman officiating. Burial is at Etna Green Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Archie B. Chance
May 24, 1918 – Oct. 7, 2000
Archie B. Chance, 82, 10400 W. Fulton County Road 600 N., Rochester, died Saturday at his residence.
Born to Benjamin and Emma Simms Chance in Knox, he came to Rochester 20 years ago.
He had been a maintenance supervisor at Studebaker Corp., South Bend.
Survivors include one son, Jeff Chance, Mishawaka; one daughter, Cheryl Chance, South Bend; one grandson, Troy Chance, Mishawaka; two brothers, James Chance, Portage, and Frank Chance.
Preceding in death were his parents, five sisters, Elsie Sparks, Fern Harris, Bessie Chance, Ella Brown and Donnabelle Peterson.
Services were at 1 p.m. today at Braman and Son Memorial Chapel, Knox. Rev. Frank Chance officiated. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox. 

H. Kathryn Thornburg
June 9, 1908 – Sept 12, 2000
H. Kathryn Thornburg, 92, Grass Valley, Calif., formerly of Rochester, died Sept. 12 in Grass Valley.
Born in Rochester to Harvey D. and Ielda L. Thornburg, she was a librarian at McHenry Library in Modesto, Calif., for many years. She was made supervisor of branches and retired in 1971.
She attended Rochester Schools and graduated from MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill., in 1929. She attended the University of California at Berkley, including library school. A member of the Art League, an avid gardener, cook, world traveler, photographer and artist, she did Braille transcripts of books and volunteered for literacy programs.
Survivors include two nephews, Harvey L. Thornburg, Ontario, Canada; Leeland Thornburg, Olympia, Wash.; one niece, Lora Jane and husband Tip Ruth, Grass Valley, Calif; great nieces and nephews.
Burial will take place at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Kathryn Thornburg Memorial Fund in care of Stanislaus County Library, Modesto, Calif., through the funeral home.

Omer M. Spohn
July 6, 1918 – Oct. 6, 2000
Omer M. Spohn, 82, Danville, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday at University Heights Convalescent Center, Indianapolis.
Born in Fulton County to Francis and Grace Martin Spohn, he married Joy L. Dinsmore Feb. 9, 1950 in Rochester. She died Sept. 4, 1998.
Mr. Spohn, a graduate of Rochester High School, was a retired sales representative for Wickes Lumber, Argos. He served in the U.S. Army Glider Infantry in World War II and participated in the Normandy Invasion.
Survivors include one son, Martin Spohn and fiancee Laurie Woodman, Danville, with children Christian and Carly Gruett, Winina, Minn; one granddaughter, Lindy Renae Wishard and husband Gordon Jr.; one sister, Ruth Kline, Escondido, Calif; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with his wife were his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with military graveside rites by the Plymouth Post Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the library fund of Van Buren Elementary School, Plainfield.

Eloise L. Cook
Sept. 30, 1914 – Oct. 6, 2000
Eloise L. Cook, 86, Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly of 915 Clover St., died at 1:55 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born to Clayton and Sarah O’Blenis Mow in Richland Township, she married Eldrith W. Cook April 24, 1935 in Richland Township. He survives.
Mrs. Cook, a homemaker, was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, Argos, and lived most of her life in Fulton County.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three daughters, Anne Mork and husband Loy, Rochester; Janet Nier and husband Richard, Angola; Helen Holiday and husband Richard, Peru; one son, Loyd and wife Dolly, Sun Prairie, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Wilma Foltz, Rochester; one brother-in-law, Elmer Cook, Warsaw.
Preceding in death were her parents and one sister, Ruth Cook.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David Dittman officiating. Burial is at Richland Center Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Patsy Butt
Jan. 3, 1941 – Oct. 7, 2000
Patsy Butt, 59, Vivian, La., died unexpectedly Oct. 7 at Christus Schumpter Medical Center, Shreveport, La.
Born to Carl and Pauline Russell Hendricks in Winamac, she married Richard Butt in 1958 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Butt, a Vivian resident for 34 years, was a teacher’s aide for Caddo Parish School Corp. for 12 years. An avid fisherman, she was selected as Woman of the Year by the Vivian Chamber of Commerce. She was selected Special Olympics Coach of the Year. She managed the Vivian City Pool for several years and was selected Woman of the year by Federation of Womens Club. She was a member of the Zetalathean Club and Vivian First Baptist Church.
Surviving with her husband of Vivian, are three daughters, Rebecca Ann Harness and husband Mark, Keller, Tex.; Elizabeth Ann Mabry, Dallas, Tex.; Cindy Chadwick and husband Trace, Shreveport, La.; one son, David Butt, Shreveport, La.; her mother, Pauline Hendricks, Rochester; one sister, Nancy Kanouse and husband David, Kokomo; six grandchildren, Richard West Mabry and Hannah Elizabeth Mabry, both of Dallas, Tex.; William Barton and Samuel Robert Chadwick, both of Shreveport, La.; Glenna Mary Kathryn Harness and Noah Eli Harness, both of Keller Tex.; one sister-in-law, Linda Walters and husband Lloyd, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her father.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Vivian Special Olympics at Vivian Middle School, Vivian, La., or American Lung Association-Asthmatic Research Division.

Edith M. Wagoner
March 2, 1908 – Oct. 8, 2000
Edith M. Wagoner, 92, Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly of 531 Madison St., Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
Born to Rinaldo and Eleanor Latchaw Hunter in Rochester, she married William L. Wagoner Sept. 24, 1936 in Kendallville. He died Dec. 26, 1967.
Mrs. Wagoner worked in food service at Geneva Conference Center, Rochester, and the former Guido’s Restaurant, Rochester. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed sending cards to family and friends and gardening.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Lee Syrus, Indianapolis; Beverly E. Wagoner, Rochester; two grandsons, William Syrus, New Palestine; Jeffery Syrus, Cloverdale; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Boggess, Rochester; Annabelle Cotner, Kendallville; Clarabelle Zent, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Dixie Hunter, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding with her husband were her parents, one sister, Goldie Hindelland and one brother, Nelson Hunter.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


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