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Patti M. Tucker
July 16, 1974 – Nov. 30, 2000
Patti M. Tucker, 26, Akron, died at 9:35 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Terry and Carolyn Witzky Howie in Warsaw, she married Daniel A. Tucker May 22, 1990 in Warsaw. He survives.
Mrs. Tucker, an occupational therapist at Kosciusko Community Hospital Regional Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw, attended Warsaw Community Church and Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. A 1992 graduate of Warsaw Community High School, she attended Indiana University and earned a bachelor of science in occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University in 1998, graduating with high honors.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are her mother, Carolyn Howie, Warsaw; her father, Terry Howie, Winona Lake; one sister, Cari Konold, San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Jeff Howie, Warsaw; paternal grandmother, Mary Louise Howie, Johnstown, Pa.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant View Bible Church, Warsaw, with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct., Warsaw. 

Donald E. Keefer
Dec. 1, 1946 – Nov. 28, 2000
Donald E. Keefer, 53, 112 W. Owl Dr., Rochester, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born to Russell and Rosa Slagel Keefer in Huntington, he married Marla A. Ringle Condon Oct. 15, 1994 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Keefer, who came to Rochester from Auburn 12 years ago, served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, stationed at Coleman Barracks in Germany. A 1964 graduate of Auburn High School, he earned an accounting degree at Indiana University’s Fort Wayne Campus. He was a Certified Public Accountant for 30 years, owning Keefer & Co. CPA, Rochester, for eight years. An associate of Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Donaldson, he attended St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, Plymouth and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn, Rochester American Legion Post 36, Plymouth Moose Lodge Post 741, Indiana Association of Certified Public Accountants and Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed golf, yard work, reading and travel.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, James E. and wife Micki, stationed with the U.S. Army in El Paso; two daughters, Lisa A. Walker and husband Kim, Kimmel; Christine A. Kessler, Grabil; his mother, Rosa Carpenter, Mason, Ohio; one stepson, Kevin Condon and wife Anita, Bourbon; three stepdaughters, Carleen A. Condon, Kelly L. Kring, both of Plymouth; Kimberly S. Rosinski and husband Earl, Bourbon; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Cast and Beverly Mellen and one brother, Gary, all of Mason, Ohio.
Preceding in death were his father and one brother, James.
A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, 611 N. Center St., Plymouth, with Rev. Expedito Muwonge officiating. Burial and military graveside rites, conducted by Rochester American Legion Post 36, is at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Rosary service is at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ancilla Domini Convent, Donaldson. 

Knight L. Wennerstrom, Sr.
Feb. 12, 1922 – Nov. 27, 2000
Knight L. Wennerstrom, Sr., 78, Plymouth, died at 8:11 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born to August Edward and Naome Johnson Wennerstrom in Culver, he married Ruth E. Glassman Dec. 2, 1950 in Plymouth. She survives.
Mr. Wennerstrom, a 1942 Culver High School graduate, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-1945 in Normandy and the Rhineland. He was awarded a Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater ribbons with two Bronze Stars. He was a machinist, retiring from Biomet, Warsaw, in 1987. A member of Culver Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6919 and the Disabled American Veterans Post 6, South Bend, he enjoyed auctions, yard sales, woodworking, bingo, fishing and collected model cars.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter Linda O’Keefe and husband Shawn, Plymouth; one son, Knight, Jr., Plymouth; three grandchildren Stephanie and Corey O’Keefe, Plymouth, and Knight III and wife Jeannie, Teegarden, Ill.; one sister, Ann Gibbons, Rochester; three brothers, August, Jr., and wife Betty, Culver and wife Delores, all of Mishawaka; Clarence, Las Vegas.
Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, Bill and Ed.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Burial and military graveside services by Culver VFW Post 6919 are at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Culver VFW Post 6919.

Christine A. Shambaugh
Nov. 12, 1958 – Nov. 29, 2000
Christine Ann Shambaugh, 42, Warsaw, died at 12:15 a.m. today at her residence.
Born to Clayton and Gloria Warren Kerchenfaut in Warsaw, she married Jack Shambaugh June 3, 1978 in Warsaw. He survives.
Mrs. Shambaugh, a lifetime Warsaw resident, was a 1977 graduate of Warsaw High School and was attending Ivy Tech, Warsaw. She was co-owner of Carpet Butler, Warsaw, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Beta Zeta Kappa.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three sons, Jeremy, Lucas and Zachary, all at home; her parents, Warsaw; two sisters, Laurie Linton and husband Mark, Pierceton; Martha Nunez and husband Mark, Winona Lake; one brother, Joel Kerchenfaut, Warsaw.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct., Warsaw. Burial is at Pleasant View Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice.

James D. McBride
Sept. 3, 1938 – Nov. 26, 2000
Former Rochester resident James D. McBride, 62, died Sunday at his Fairfield Glade, Tenn., residence.
Born to Sheldon and Pauline Gunning McBride in Kokomo, he married Jean A. Nelson Nov. 26, 1982 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. McBride served in the U.S. Marines in Korea and enjoyed golf and ice fishing. He retired from Lau Industries, Rochester, as plant engineer in 1999 after 30 years.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are four sons, Jim and Tim McBride, Tom Zimmerman and wife Trina, Jeff Zimmerman; four daughters, Betsy Penny, Robin Miller, Wendy Kramer and husband Robert, Pam Zimmerman; 10 grandchildren, Megan and Sean McBride, Lauren Penny, Joshua and Danielle Miller, Garrett, Sydney and Keegan Zimmerman, Christopher and Shannon Kramer.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Burial is at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James L. Myers
Oct. 25, 1934 – Nov. 23, 2000
James Lee Myers, 66, West Palm Beach, Fla., died Thursday at I. H. S. Nursing Home, West Palm Beach.
Born to Richard A. and Emretta Damron Myers in Peru, he was a retired building contractor who enjoyed playing his bass fiddle.
Survivors include two sons, Alan, Akron; James and fiancee Kristy Quinlan, Akron; two daughters, Terri Gundrum and husband Jim, Rochester; Tyra Staley, Lake Worth, Fla.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Billy Brenner and wife Mary, Peru; Jack Myers, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Charlene Sullivan and husband Charles, West Palm Beach; special friends Max and Timmy Mortz, West Palm Beach.
There are no services planned.

Billie Mae Musselman
Billie Mae Maynard Musselman, 95, Athens, Ga., formerly of Rochester, died Sunday.
She was born to Thomas and Nellie Maynard.
Survivors include one son, Nils Musselman, West Palm Beach, Fla.; four daughters, Nelrose Bryant and husband Dale, Holiday, Fla.; Nancy Funk and husband Jim, Rochester; Nikki Onstott and husband David, Athens, Ga.; Noelle Earnest and husband Bill, Sebring, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Annee, Canton, Ga.; Jacqueline Strong, Beaver Creek, Ohio.
Arrangements are by National Cremation Society, Lilburn, Ga.

George A. Cochran
Oct. 23, 1937 – Nov. 18, 2000
Former Mentone resident George Austin Cochran, 63, died Nov. 18 at his Waco, Texas, home.
He was born to John Adam and Edna Mae Marsh Cochran in Kosciusko County. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a laborer and Mentone area resident. He moved to Waco one year ago.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Hartzell, Etna Green; Charlotte Stine and husband Dan, Warsaw; three brothers, Bill and wife Linda, Mentone; Richard ‘Skip’, Fort Wayne; Charles L., Warsaw; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Edward in 1969.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Billy Steele officiating. Burial is at LaFountaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Annabelle Alber
Dec. 25, 1914 – Nov. 26, 2000
Annabelle Alber, 85, Fulton, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek Health Care Center, Rochester.
Born to John W. and Bertha Gray Walters in Rochester Township, she married Daniel Clifford Alber Jan. 17, 1937 in Rochester. He died Dec. 7, 1975.
Mrs. Alber, a retired Caston school cook, was a member of Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, and of the Order of the Eastern Star, Fulton.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Cindy and husband Greg Pownell, Logansport; Karen and husband Barry Capper, Plymouth; three great-grandchildren, Blake Pownell, Cameron and Bailey Capper; one brother, Raymond Walters, Alton, Ill.; one son-in-law, Phillip Rentschler, Macy; dear friend Clyde Castleman, Rochester.
Preceding in death were one daughter, Margaret Ann Rentschler, June 30, 1994, one infant daughter, Dec. 2, 1940, and one brother, Paul Walters.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. David Sommers officiating. Burial is at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church.

Colman M. ‘Coley’ Howton
Feb. 18, 1919 – Nov. 26, 2000
Colman M. ‘Coley’ Howton, 81, 3139 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center Rochester.
Born to Marcus Colman and Elsie Zimmerman Howton in Forrest City, Ark., he married Lois Burton July 29, 1940 in Paducah, Ky. She survives.
Mr. Howton came to the Rochester and Argos communities from Chicago in 1946. He earned a Bronze Star as a member of the U.S. Army unit that liberated Dachau prison camp during World War II. He was foreman and plant superintendent at Indiana Metal (Torx Products), Rochester, from 1951-1964. He founded Talma Fastener Corp. and was its president until he retired in 1990. He was a 55-year member of Argos United Methodist Church, a 56-year member of American Legion Post 68, Argos, and was active in its Color Guard. He was a lifetime member of Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars and Kilwinning Free and Accepted Masons Lodge, Plymouth. He was a Cub Scout Master and Boy Scout Master for over 15 years.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Judy King and husband Bob, Bourbon; three sons, Ron and wife Eileen, Rochester; Mike and wife Beverly, Rochester; Richard and wife Vivian, Elkhart; 12 grandchildren, Sheryl Creech, Sheila Ullery, Diana Howton, Laurie Parko, Sharon O’Bryan, Michele Reeser, Jamie Halfast, Ashlee Howton, Traci Boudreau, Marc, Matthew and Tara Howton; nine great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Lucille Nantz and husband Howard and Mary Walker and husband Leonard, all of Henderson, Ky.; one brother, Berton Stone and wife Ruby, Henderson, Ky.; nine nieces and 15 nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Dan in 1980, four sisters, Mabel Skaggs, Ellen Powell, Lena Floy, Pearl Robertson.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Argos United Methodist Church, with Rev. Robin Smith officiating. Burial is at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky., where the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday and 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, 206 N. Michigan S., Argos, or for one hour before services at the church. Kilwinning F & AM will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Argos United Methodist Church.

James S. Russell
April 17, 1915 – Nov. 4, 2000
James Spencer Russell, 85, Kewanna, died at 2:37 a.m. Nov. 4 at Pulaski Healthcare Center, Winamac.
Born to Carl and Arlie Clifford Russell, he was a graduate of New Mexico Military Academy, and was commissioned a U.S. Cavalry officer.
He received a bachelor of art degree at University of New Mexico and a master of fine arts degree from Yale Drama School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service over 20 years in New York City and was an interior display artist at Macy’s Department Store. His art work was exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and his set designs appeared in Broadway and national television over 50 years. He designed sets for Thornton Wilder’s “Skin of Our Teeth.” Considered a pioneer of set design for conversion to color television, he worked at NBC Television, designing sets for Philco Playhouse, Alcoa Presents and Hallmark Theater. From 1961-1990, he put on one-man shows of watercolors and drawings, two pieces appearing in “Midnight Cowboy” and “John and Mary.” Several pieces are kept in collection at the University of Florida. Pieces kept at Woodward Foundation, Washington D.C., were transferred to the Collection of Contemporary Art at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. An avid jazz fan, his work was on the cover of Chico Freeman’s album titled “Chico.” 
His father, John C. Russell, died Nov. 17. He is survived by one nephew, Jack Russell, one niece, Julie R. Pease, both of Vermont, and special friend Bridget Wheadon, Rochester.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna. A memorial service at Initiate Develop and Encourage Artist Style (IDEAS), 112 E. Eighth St., Rochester, is at 4 p.m. Saturday. Frain Mortuary, Winamac, is in charge of arrangements.

Donna L. Hunneshagen
Dec. 16, 1926 – Nov. 21, 2000
Donna Louise Hunneshagen, 73, , died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday at Beverly Health Care Center, Bradenton, Fla.
Born in Indianapolis, she married Hugh Hunneshagen, Sr. Aug. 30, 1951 in Rochester. He died Oct. 12, 1995.
Mrs. Hunneshagen, a homemaker and nurse’s aide, raised her family in Rochester, moving to Bradenton in 1970. She was a member of Sarabay Baptist Church, Bradenton, and former member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonja Burr and husband John, Sarasota, Fla.; Annette Hunneshagen, Bradenton, Fla.; one grandson, David Michael Burr, Sarasota, Fla.
Preceding in death were one son, Douglas H., Jr., in 1999 and one brother, George Smith.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Fred Shelton officiating. Burial is at Bruce Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until services today at the funeral home. 

Ray Wickline
Oct. 1, 1917 – Nov. 21, 2000
Ray Wickline, 83, Kewanna, formerly of Berne, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chalet Village Health & Rehab Center.
Born to Newton A. and Grace Waugh Wickline near Mt. Sterling, Ohio, he married Vera Singer June 25, 1945 in Wabash. She survives.
Mr. Wickline, a retired farmer, was a member of Sharon Wesleyan Church, Kewanna, where he was Sunday School Superintendent, song leader and teacher many years. He was involved in the Rochester Gideon Camp. In 1945, he built a new home in Ohio for his family near his parents. He moved to the Bruce homestead near Lake Bruce in 1950 and lived there for 50 years. He was a 1929 graduate of Darbyville, Ohio, High School.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Vera Ray White, Berne; three grandchildren, PhilRay White and wife Brenda, Paul White and wife Debbie, Amy Smith and husband Benjye; five great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were three brothers and two sisters.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Rev. Paul D. Reynolds officiating. Burial is at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Leona ‘Marie’ Rathbun
Nov. 11, 1915 – Nov. 20, 2000
Leona ‘Marie’ Rathbun, 85, Mentone, died at 10:18 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born to Ralph and Alma Gail Miller Wideman, Sr. in South Bend, she married William Rathbun Nov. 11, 1936 in Warsaw. He died Jan. 27, 1972.
Mrs. Rathbun, a lifetime area resident, retired from Warsaw Coil Inc. and was a member of Talma United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Cameron ‘Patrick,’ Akron; two daughters, Carol Boyer and husband Don, Mentone; Sandra Shepherd and husband Ellis, Akron; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Wideman, Jr., Warsaw.
Preceding in death were two sisters.
Services are at 4 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Beulah L. Adams
April 28, 1904 – Nov. 21, 2000
Beulah L. Adams, 96, Millers Merry Manor, Culver, died at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso.
Born to Loran and Floy Caldwell Leap in Boone County, she married Arnold Adams April 1, 1934 in Tippecanoe. He died June 14, 1979.
Mrs. Adams, formerly of Kewanna, was a retired custodian and a member of First Baptist Church, Kewanna. She was a 1922 graduate of Kewanna High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Luanne Phillips, Fairborne, Ohio; two grandchildren; twin sisters Eva and Treva Leap, both of Culver.
Preceding in death were one sister and one brother.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Rev. James Gabhart officiating. Burial is at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kewanna First Baptist Church.

Edgar Elam, Jr.
Oct. 26, 1945 – Nov. 21, 2000
Edgar Elam, Jr., 55, Salyersville, Ky., died Tuesday morning at his residence.
Born to Edgar and Mary Minix Elam in Salyersville, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist.
Surviving are one daughter, Carla Elam, one son, Edgar Elam III, both of Indiana and five grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Lloyd Howard officiating. Burial is at Tippecanoe Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday until services at the funeral home.

Oddis Conley
March 30, 1928 – Nov. 17, 2000
Oddis Conley, 72, 1103 Park St., Rochester, died at 8:13 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born to Gus and Martha Conley in Salyersville, Ky., he married Rebabell Swango Dec. 12, 1948 in Rochester. She died March 8, 1988.
Mr. Conley lived in the Rochester area most of his life. He was a retired member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He was in the 3rd U.S. Army, 4th Armored Division, 37th Tank Batallion Military Police, serving in the European Theater during World War II, from 1944-1948. He was a trustee at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester, a member of the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 0777.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Rudd and husband David, Rochester; five sons, Larry Ehlinger and wife Carol, Rochester; Hartmut Hasselbacher and wife Angelika, Brechen, Germany; Dennis Conley and wife Laura, Rochester; Tom Conley and wife Charlotte, Rochester; Jim Conley and wife Kimberly, Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Austin Conley and wife Flo, Plymouth; Gene Conley and wife Pat, Rochester.
Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one daughter, Linda Kay, one son, Gerhard Hasselbacher, one sister, Jane Conley, two brothers, Ove ‘Curley’ Conley and Arbie Conley.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1010 W. Ninth St., Rochester, with Rev. Fred Shelton officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 0777 and Manitou VFW. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dale W. Thomas
Sept. 21, 1934 – Nov. 17, 2000
Dale W. Thomas, 66, 1122 Monroe St., Rochester, died at 6:10 p.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born to William A. and Mae Wolford Thomas in Tiosa, he married Sara L. Finger Dec. 22, 1954 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Thomas was a lifetime Rochester resident. He retired from AIRVAC, Inc., Rochester, in May of 2000. A 1953 graduate of Rochester High School, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany in 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church, Rochester, American Legion Post 36 and Manitou Moose Lodge Post 1107.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Lisa M. Butt and husband Alan, Granger; Brenda S. Urbin and husband Larry, Kewanna; two sons, Bradley and wife Lori, Rochester; Chad M. and fiancee Cheri Bailey, Rochester; six grandchildren, Kyle Butt, James and Heather Clark, Morgan, Mallory and Madison Thomas; one sister, Joan Hammond and husband Arlen, Granger; one brother, William A. and wife Melissa, Beaverton, Ore.; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Carol A. Thomas, in 1941.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 36. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church elevator fund or American Heart Association.

Arthur L. Weaver
June 25, 1920 – Nov. 18, 2000
Arthur L. Weaver, 80, Rochester, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born to Arthur W. and Marie Touhy Weaver in Miami County, he married Dorothy ‘Dottie’ L. Estabrook July 12, 1944 in Fort Monroe, Va. She survives.
Mr. Weaver was a commodities broker and owned and operated A & M Futures for nine years, retiring in June of 2000. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, stationed with Coastal Artillery in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Rifle Association, and Manitou Moose Lodge.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Daniel A. and wife Nancy, Terre Haute; Matthew A. and wife Amy, Rochester; two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Weaver, Terre Haute, and Samuel Joseph Weaver, Tempe, Az.; one niece Jo Anne Kay and husband Jerry, Sebring, Fla.
Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Audrey Meiser, Sept. 25, 1994.
Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Rev. Harold Weller and Rev. Joseph Jacob officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 36 and Manitou VFW. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Reciting the Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, is Rev. Joseph Jacob. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Welcome D. Riddle
April 4, 1920 – Nov. 18, 2000
Welcome D. Riddle, 80, Tippecanoe, died at 6:04 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born to Lester and Nora May Riddle in South Bend, he married Betty Lou Mischke June 4, 1946 in South Bend. She died Aug. 31, 1994.
Mr. Riddle, a Tippecanoe resident for 26 years, was a truck driver for Commercial Motor Freight, South Bend, for 32 years, retiring in 1981 with a perfect driving record. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1941-1945 in the African and European Theaters in the 3rd Armored Division under the command of Gen. George Patton. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of the Bourbon American Legion.
Survivors include two sons, Michael and wife Dorothy, Walkerton; Scott D., Tippecanoe; two grandchildren, Ashley and Kyle Riddle; two brothers, Myron ‘Bill’ and wife Velma, Lakeville; Kenneth and wife Jo, Florida. He was one of nine children.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Burial is at Tippecanoe Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Bourbon American Legion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Fred S. Haney Jr.
Oct. 23, 1930 – Nov. 20, 2000
Fred S. Haney Jr.,, 70, 10877 E. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his residence.
Born to Fred Sr., and Doris M. Jennings Haney, he married Trudy A. Troutman Pinder May 9, 1970 in Akron. She survives.
Mr. Haney was a truck driver at Sonoco Products Co., Akron, and worked at Shepherd’s GM Center, Rochester. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of James F. Talbott Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kewanna, and Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Dr. Lisa Booth and husband Print, Howe; Lynnelle Miller and husband Phil, LaGrange; Leigh Ann Davis and husband Marvin, Frankfort, Ky.; one son, Rob Pinder, Leesburg; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn Adams and husband Raymond, Akron; two brothers, Dr. Leslie Haney and wife Laura, Goshen; Maurice Haney and wife Judy, Akron.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, David Haney, in 1960.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lowell Burrus officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by Kewanna VFW and the American Legion. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Wabash – Miami County Hospice.

Karen E. Sellers
Jan. 5, 1954 – Nov. 16, 2000
Karen E. Sellers, 46, Monterey, died at 11:50 a.m. in Star City.
Born to Thomas and Edith Burns Mays in Logansport, she married Randy H. Sellers on Nov. 20, 1994, in Winamac. He survives.
Mrs. Sellers was a floral arranger at Camelot Flowers, Winamac. A Monterey resident, coming from Winamac, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winamac, where she was in the choir, and Free Spirits Home Extension Club, Winamac.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Michael Pearce, Winamac; one stepson, Michael Sellers, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Stefanie Shafer and husband Christian, Rochester; two grandchildren, Brodie and Hannah Shafer, Rochester; one brother, Jerry Mays and wife Peggy, Star City.
Preceding in death were her parents, one brother and one sister.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with Rev. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial is at Bass Lake Cemetery in rural Knox. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pulaski County Hospice.

Harlan K. Feidner
April 19, 1943 – Nov. 16, 2000
Harlan Kurtis Feidner, 57, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at his Kewanna residence.
Born to George H. and Thelma L. Holloway Feidner in Kewanna, he married Phyllis A. Swayze April 26, 1963 in Grass Creek. She survives.
A handyman, Mr. Feidner is survived by his wife, at home, one son, Kurtis H. Feidner, Silver Lake; one daughter, Faith Smart, Delphi; four grandchildren; four brothers, George, Medaryville; Charles, Kewanna; Marion, Kewanna; David, Rochester; five sisters, Martha Bryant, Fort Wayne; Ruth McCullough, Dixon, Tenn.; Sylvia Hartshorne, Salem; Mary Todd, Crawfordsville; Myrtle Moore, Kewanna.
Preceding in death was one brother.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Heath Hiatt officiating. Burial is at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Saturday until services.

Denton C. Abbey
Aug. 25, 1909 – Oct. 30, 2000
Word has been received that Denton C. Abbey, 91, Fayetteville, Penn., died Oct. 30 at his residence.
Born to Manton and Jane Abbey in Hamlin, Penn., he married Harriet Knepper May 26, 1942 in Honesdale, Penn. She survives.
Mr. Abbey came to the Rochester and Mentone areas in 1942 and returned to Pennsylvania in 1988. He was an X-ray technician at Woodlawn Hospital in the 1940’s and later was employed by Dr. Dan Urschel, Mentone. He was active in the Truth for Today Bible study group and enjoyed flying his own plane and woodworking.
Surviving with his wife, of Fayetteville, Penn., is one daughter, Pamela Abbey Parr, Concord, Calif.
Preceding in death were three brothers.
Services have been conducted.

Marilyn Bowers Pemberton
Oct. 19, 1936-Nov. 13, 2000
Marilyn Lu Bowers Pemberton, 64, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday at her rural Walton home.
Born to John Frederick and Kristel Woodhouse York in Kokomo, she married Larry Joe Bowers, Sr. Aug. 8, 1954. He died Feb. 12, 1987. She married George A. Pemberton Feb. 24, 1987. He died in February of 1989.
Mrs. Pemberton, a member of Grace Baptist Church, Kokomo, was a homemaker and worked at Kokomo Bargain Center and Schultz Variety Store. She was co-owner of Joe and Marilyn’s Tap Room.
Survivors include three sons, Larry J. and wife Mel Bowers, Jr., Rochester; Bradley Bowers and fiancee Kim Sturgeon, Walton; John Bowers, Kokomo; three daughters, Debra Mouser and husband John, Kokomo; Lisa Riley and husband Jerry, Kokomo; Rhonda P. Tanner, Kokomo; twelve grandchildren, Jessica Bowers, Muncie; Derek and Kenzie Mouser, Cory and Stephanie Bowers, all of Kokomo; Joshua Brown, Fisher; Zachary and Lucas Brown, both of Kokomo; Rachel and Connor Brown, both of Galveston; Brandy and Braxton Bowers, both of Rochester; two sisters, Kathleen Copp and husband Steve, Nevada, In.; Nancy Burton and husband Wilbur, Kokomo; one brother, Dennis Carey, Kokomo; her stepfather, Donald L. Carey, Kokomo; several nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Preceding in death with her husbands were her mother and father and one brother.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Rev. William Mouser officiating. Entombment is at Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum, Kokomo. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mortuary. 

Melvin ‘Bud’ Tyler
July 11, 1928 – Nov. 11, 2000
Melvin ‘Bud’ DeVerl Tyler, 72, 314 Fulton Ave., Rochester, died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Born to Francis and Naomi Pickens Tyler near Rochester, he married Rosamond Richardson Sept. 20, 1946 in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. Tyler was a Rochester resident for 20 years, coming from McAlestar, Okla., where he was in charge of security at Oklahoma State Prison. He retired from Fulton Industries, Rochester. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 852 and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, both of Rochester.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Pamela K. Cook and husband Billy D., Rochester; two sons, Gary D. and Barry P., both of Rochester; six grandchildren, Carey, Christopher and DeAnn Good, Jason, Troy and Corey Tyler; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Elnora Sayger and husband John, Rochester; Clymenia Halterman and husband Willis, Rochester; Jean Gundrum and husband Bernard, Fulton; Mona Snook and husband Phillip, Rochester; Judy Kuhn and husband Chuck, Rochester; three brothers, Billy and wife Donna, Paul and wife Sandy and Jimmie, all of Rochester; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Ralph.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David Dittman officiating. Burial is at Bruce Lake Cemetery, with military graveside services by the VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Ida Belle Swank
Nov. 16, 1916 – Nov. 10, 2000
Ida Belle Steininger Swank, 83, Hickory Creek, Peru, formerly of 1319 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:50 p.m. Friday at her residence.
Born to Eli and Ethel Spurlock Woodcox west of Rochester, she married Omer Ray Steininger Nov. 29, 1934 in Rochester. He died Sept. 13, 1979. She married Ralph Swank May 23, 1981. He died Dec. 2, 1989.
Mrs. Swank, a homemaker, resided in the Rochester community most of her life.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Nordenbrock, Peru; Judy Murtaugh and husband John, Westchester, Ohio; two sons, Donald Steininger and wife Charlene, Carmel; Ronald Steininger, Ligonier; one son-in-law, Paul Rawlins, Danville; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husbands were one daughter, Loretta Rawlins, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five sisters and five brothers.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Phil Lake officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Beulah V. Gillespie
Aug. 15, 1909 – Nov. 8, 2000
Beulah V. Lamb Gillespie, 91, Flora, died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi.
Born to Martin Luther and Rosa Zella Barnhisel King in Miami County, she married Robert Merrill Lamb Jan. 8, 1933 in Amboy. He died Oct. 25, 1965. She married Ted R. Gillespie in June, 1974. He died August, 1987.
Mrs. Gillespie was a retired nurse and housewife. She attended Gilead High School and graduated from Chili High School in 1928 and Parkview-Methodist Episcopal Hospital School for Nurses in 1931. She was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Richard Carl Lamb, Milo, Iowa; one daughter, Roberta Sue Lamb-Shanks, Bringhurst; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Freida Fawley, Warsaw; Helen Bernice King, Akron; Vada Coplen, Akron.
Services are at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial is at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Reinke Funeral Home, Flora, and from 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center Resident’s Wish Fund.

Albert L. Shotts, Jr.
March 28, 1954 – Oct. 28, 2000
Albert Leroy Shotts, Jr., 46, 917 W., Fulton County Road 375 N., died Oct. 28 at his residence.
Born to Albert L., Sr., and Alice J. Hittle Shotts in Rochester, he was a 1972 graduate of Mentone High School. He worked for Walker Muffler Corp., Culver, and Lear Corp., Bourbon. He was a member of ABATE, Rochester.
Survivors include his father, Rochester; one son, Andrew Shotts, Rochester; one sister, Barbara Johnson, Rochester; two brothers, Ralph and wife Paula, Rochester; Robert and wife Jackie, Sebring, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was his mother, Nov. 5, 1990.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Richland Center Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

David L. Royster
Jan. 9, 1935 – Nov. 7, 2000
David L. Royster, 65, 3142 N., Fulton County Road 700 W., died at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born to Lee and Pearl Lewis Royster in Three Prong, Ky., he married Marlene J. Kabell Oct. 25, 1974 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She survives.
A 10-year Fulton County resident, he was a welder and employee of Par-Kan, Silver Lake. He was a member of Fulton County Coon Hunters Club.
Surviving with his wife, Rochester, are four daughters, Rosie and Susan Royster, both of Wells, Mich.; Deane Royster, Rochester; Willamina Mason, Rochester; four sons, David L., Jr., Detroit, Mich.; Wesley C., Wells, Mich.; Daniel L. and wife Dawn, Rochester; Wilfred Charles Gauthier, Rochester.; eight grandchildren. One of 21 children, he is also survived by many sisters and brothers.
Preceding in death were his parents.
There is no visitation or services. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack P. Croy
Nov. 19, 1923 – Nov. 8, 2000
Jack P. Croy, 76, Leiters Ford, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.
Born to Russell E. and Margaret Lockridge Croy in Culver, he married Jane Russell July 3, 1946 in South Bend. She survives.
A 1941 Culver High School graduate, he was a lifetime resident of the Culver and Leiters Ford communities. A retired farmer, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a Culver Community School Board member and Aubbeenaubbee Township Trustee.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Linda Nelson, South Bend; Mary Chesser and husband Allen, Leiters Ford; one son, Thomas Croy and wife Lana, Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Bridgett Repay, Brenda and Mary Beth Nelson, Maxwell, Blake and Russell Croy, Emily, Alex and Carl Chesser; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Martha Burkett and husband Harold, Mishawaka; Susan Redman, South Bend; one brother, Robert ‘Mike’ M. Croy and wife Wanda, South Bend.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Croy.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dorothy Jones officiating. Burial is at Leiters Ford 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 Indiana Multiple Sclerosis Society.


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