Edith G. Clevenger
Edith Geneve Clevenger, 2027 N. Old Highway 31, Rochester, died at
1:54 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Richland Township, Fulton County, to Clinton and Wilnettie
McClure Alderfer, she married Charles Walter Clevenger, Sr. Feb. 17, 1924
in St. Joseph, Mich. He died Dec. 12, 1979.
Mrs. Clevenger was a homemaker. An area resident most of her life,
she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter 70, Evergreen Rebekah Chapter 57, both of Rochester, and past
Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
Survivors include one son, Charles Walter Clevenger, Jr. and wife Frances,
Rochester; two grandchildren, Charlann Carson and husband Chris, Peru;
Gary Robert Clevenger and wife Debra, Rochester; eight great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren
and stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one sister, Louetta Martens, Macon,
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, five sisters,
Glen, Mable, Florence, Alta and an infant, five brothers, Lester “Pood,”
Carl, Vern, Ralph and Lee Alderfer.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home,
Rochester, with Rev. Ed Clark officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home or
one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist
Glenn S. Chappel
Dec. 5, 1928 – Jan. 30, 2001
Glenn S. Chappel, 72, 421 N. Maple St., Akron, died at 7:19 a.m. Tuesday
at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Fort Wayne to Jay and Mable Birley Chappel, he married Barbara
J. Hines June 5, 1955 in Angola. She survives.
A former South Whitley resident, he retired from Farm Bureau Co-op,
near Columbia City.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Steven and wife Teresa,
Columbia City; David, Akron; two grandchildren, Chris and Amy Chappel,
Columbia City; one brother, Paul, Columbia City; one sister, Bonnie Underhill,
A memorial service may take place at a later date. No visitation is
planned. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be made to Animal Welfare League Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 473, Akron, IN
Dec. 14, 1923 – Jan. 30, 2001
Jean Lewis, 77, 2617 Wolf’s Point Dr., Rochester, died at 8:11 a.m.
Tuesday at her home. She had been in failing health for six months.
Born in Rochester to Harley H. and Frances Prizer Haggerty, she married
Paul Walters. He died in 1980. She married James R. Lewis March 25, 1993.
Mrs. Lewis, a lifetime Rochester resident, was a homemaker, bookkeeper
and worked in the family business. She was a Rochester High School graduate
and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one sister, Mrs. Joan H. Bunn,
Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her first husband were her parents, one daughter,
Barbara Ann Lewis in 1973, two grandsons, Rodney James Lewis in 1976 and
Gregory Allen Lewis in 1965, three sisters, Louise Miller, Mildred Burkett
and one in infancy; one brother, Roy Haggerty.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home,
Rochester, with Rev. Ron Purkey officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and
9 a.m. until services Friday. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or
Fulton County Cancer Society.
Mary N. Klietz
Dec. 6, 1914 – Jan. 28, 2001
Mary Nadine Klietz, 86, 1206 Madison St., Rochester, died at 2:40 p.m.
Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Chicago, Ill. to August and Pauline Koepp Young, she married
John Segvich in June, 1937. He died. She married John Klietz Aug. 22, 1946.
He died in 1972.
Mrs. Klietz came to Rochester 12 years ago from Highland. She was a
homemaker and member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Highland, where she was
in the Ladies Society.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Schaller and husband John,
Rochester; seven grandchildren, Anne Curran, Carmel; Caroline Utter, Rochester;
Eileen Miller, Rochester; John Schaller, Carrollton, Texas; Jacqueline
Roth, Midlothian, Ill.; Jeffrey and Joseph Schaller, both of Fort Wayne;
Preceding in death with her husbands were her parents and one great-granddaughter.
Services are at 10 a.m. (CST) Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church,
Highland, with Rev. Arthur Burkman officiating. Burial is at Chapel Lawn
Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9
p.m. (CST) today at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland,
and one hour prior to services at the church.
Wanda R. Sumpter
Feb. 20, 1940 – Jan. 29, 2001
Wanda R. Sumpter, 60, 3473 Fifth Road, Bremen, died Monday at South
Bend Memorial Hospital.
Born in Monterey to Virgil D. and Johanna Slonaker Warran, she married
Jack F. Sumpter July 14, 1964 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Sumpter, a 1958 Rochester High School graduate, was a homemaker.
She was a member of Bremen Missionary Church and the Nappanee Pony Trotting
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Virgil D. Sumpter,
Fenton, Mich.; Curtis Lee Sumpter, Bremen; two stepsons, Frederick and
Judson Sumpter, both of Rochester; two stepgrandchildren.
Preceding in death were her parents and one sister.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Burial
is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart
Alice L. Bauer
July 4, 1913 – Jan. 28, 2001
Alice L. Bauer, 87, Waterhaven Apartments, Apt. 5E, Rochester, died
at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester where she was a patient
for six months.
Born in Fulton County, near Rochester, to Jessie and Minnie Myers Baldwin,
she married Herbert Bauer. He died in 1958.
Mrs. Bauer came to Rochester in 1960 from Mishawaka. She was a homemaker
and home care provider in Fulton County. She attended Tiosa Brethren Church.
Survivors include one son-in-law, Earl Koldyke, Mishawaka; two grandchildren,
Linda Granada, Elkhart; Monte Koldyke and wife Trina, Mishawaka; three
great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caramia and Cassandra Koldyke, all of Mishawaka;
one sister, Louise Masten, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were two sisters, Geneva Leedy
and Lala Overmyer, one brother, Charles Baldwin, and one daughter, Joyce
Koldyke in 1999.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster &
Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial is at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Osceola.
Peggy J. Kleman
Feb. 7, 1932 – Jan. 29, 2001
Peggy Joan Kleman, 68, Columbia City, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday at Hospice
Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne.
Born in Columbia City to Millard and Cora Mosher Smith, she married
Charles Stephan Kleman, Sr. He survives.
Mrs. Kleman was a lifetime resident of Coulumbia City. She retired
in 1993 after 27 1/2 years at Magnavox, Fort Wayne. She graduated from
Columbia City High School in 1950 and was a Methodist.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Flava LaFern
Galbreath, Boston, Mass.; Norma Jo Ann Schell, Auburn; two sons, Morris
Clifton Galbreath, Woodland Park, Colo.; Millard Harold Galbreath, Columbia
City; three stepdaughters, Wendy Allen and husband Dan, Fairborn, Ohio;
Kathleen Kleman, Fort Wayne; Roberta Kleman; Charles S. Kleman, Jr., Bruce
Kleman, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren;
one sister, Jean Fisher, Rochester.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral
Home, Columbia City, with Rev. Curtiss Johnson and Rev. Berneice Herr officiating.
Burial is at South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City. Friends may call
from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Grace K. Sandstrom
Dec. 1, 1914 – Jan. 28, 2001
Grace Katherine Sandstrom, 86, 402 Northgate Circle, Rochester, died
at 1:20 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she was a patient for one
Born in Waucouta, Minn., to Henry David and May Pearl Kells Vieths,
she married Stanley Ferdinand “The Bull” Sandstrom Nov. 23, 1935 in Red
Wing, Minn. He died Aug. 16, 1988.
Mrs. Sandstrom came to Rochester six years ago from Red Wing, Minn.,
where she had lived most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Red Wing, and attended Grace United Methodist
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Bessignano, Fishers; one son-in-law,
Richard “Dick” Stewart, Fishers; three grandchildren, Dawn Lindstrom and
husband John, Indianapolis; Rev. Jill Walley and husband Chris, Rochester;
Rick Stewart and fiance Maureen Keller, Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren;
one nephew, David Vieths, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one brother,
Roy Henry Vieths Aug. 12, 1991.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home,
Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be
held later in Red Wing, Minn. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until services
Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton County RSVP
or the Altar Guild of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Red Wing, Minn.
Gordon F. Griffore
April 19, 1930 – Jan. 27, 2001
Gordon F. Griffore, 70, 218 E. 13th St., Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday at his home.
Born in Mancelona, Mich., to Elmer and Ona Gumm Griffore, he married
George Ann Boyles Dec. 18, 1982 in Rochester. She died Nov. 21, 1989.
Mr. Griffore was a retired construction worker. He served in the U.S.
Navy in the Korean War from 1948-1951. He was a member of the Manitou Moose
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth, Elk Rapids, Mich.; Kevin, Mancelona,
Mich.; two stepdaughters, Jaynine Cave and husband Larry, Rochester; Lynn
Burns, New Haven; two grandchildren, Larry Cave, Jr., Rochester; Melody
Franklin, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Lorrain Weaver, Thermopolis, Wyo.; Jean
Brown, Youngtown, Ariz.; one brother, William and wife Muriel, Grand Rapids,
Preceding in death with his wife were one son, Gregory, one daughter,
Lorie, and two brothers, Kenneth and Roger.
There are no services or visitation planned. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral
Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to
Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 621, Rochester.
F. Mae Thorrington
Aug. 18, 1913 – Jan. 27, 2001
F. Mae Thorrington, 87, Macy, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at Life Care
Born in Fulton County to Frank and Lilly Eddington Roberts, she married
Emmett D. Thorrington Oct. 10, 1932 in Macy. He died Sept. 17, 1991.
Mrs. Thorrington was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Clemans and husband Jay, Twelve
Mile; Mary Ann Beck and husband Eugene, Rochester; two sons, James and
wife Virginia, Macy; David, Macy; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
She was one of five children.
Graveside services are at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fulton Cemetery with
Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday
at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Florence E. Boggess
July 18, 1905 – Jan. 27, 2001
Florence Evelyn Boggess, 95, formerly of 1216 Franklin Ave., Rochester,
died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she had
lived since March 15, 1997.
Born near Rochester to Rinaldo and Elenor Latchaw Hunter, she married
Donald F. “Buss” Boggess July 3, 1926 in Rochester. He died Feb. 16, 1977.
Mrs. Boggess was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church,
Rochester. She lived most of her life in the Rochester community.
Survivors include two sisters, Annabelle Cotner, Kendallville, and
Clarabelle Zent, Fort Wayne. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews also survive.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter,
Mary Ann Boggess on Feb. 11, 1948, two sisters, Goldie Hindel and Edith
Wagoner, one brother, Nelson Hunter.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home,
Rochester, with Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at
the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Mackenzie D. Becker
Nov. 27, 2000 – Jan. 27, 2001
Infant Mackenzie Dawn Becker, two months, 2403 Michigan Road, Plymouth,
died early Saturday in her sleep at home.
She was born in Plymouth to Angi Becker McCreary.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Angi Becker McCreary and
Dannon McCreary, at home; one sister, Paige Gaines, at home; one brother,
Jordan Gaines, at home; maternal grandparents, Ron and Phyllis Becker,
Plymouth; maternal great-grandmothers, Marcile Becker, North Manchester;
Barbara McAllister, Plymouth. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts
and great-uncles also survive.
Services were at 11 a.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev.
Tony Schneiders officiated. Burial was at Walnut Brethren Cemetery, southeast
J. David Jordan
May 31, 1924 – Jan. 27, 2001
J. David Jordan, 76, Tipton, died at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tipton Memorial
Born in Tipton County to John Walter and Gail Fritz Jordan, he married
Ruth G. Gathman June 16, 1946. She died April 8, 1983.
Mr. Jordan farmed in Fulton County from 1953 to 1958 and in Tipton
County from 1958 to 1995. He graduated from Goldsmith High School in 1942
and Purdue University Animal Husbandry short course in 1944. He was a Tipton
school bus driver and custodian for over 20 years. He was a member of Tipton
County Historical Society, Kempton IOOF 710, Austin Lodge 128 of Free &
Accepted Masons, lifetime member of Purdue Alumni Association and Atlanta
Christian Church. He was a past Democratic precinct committee chairman,
1966 National Corn Growers champion, recipient of the Tipton County 4-H
Leader’s 25 year award, the “I Dare You” award and was a founding member
of Tipton County Tractor Pullers Association.
Survivors include five daughters, Pam Yochum-Jones and husband Mike,
Rochester; Shirley Hartsough and husband Jim, Tipton; Becky Canary and
husband Charlie, Franklin; Esther “Petie” Wust and husband Dan, Tegucigalda,
Honduras; Rachel McCain and husband Andrew, Tipton; one son, Phil and wife
Karen, Geneseo, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Rosemary Hollingsworth, Paisley, Fla.; Ruth Harper, Lima, Ohio.; five nieces
Preceding in death with his wife was one brother.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Porter Funeral Home, 726 E. North
St., Tipton, with Rev. Harold Barnett officiating. Burial is at Brookside
Cemetery, Tipton. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Ruth Jordan
Fund of Tipton County or Tipton County School Corp. Bus Driver Scholarship
Berenice R. Maus
Jan. 1, 1899 – Jam. 26, 2001
Berenice R. Maus, 102, formerly of Macy, died at 2:55 a.m. Friday at
Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Born to Arthur Thomas and Carrie Miller Rankin in Greensburg, she married
Carl Vernon Maus on Aug. 20, 1918 in Peru. He died on Sept. 17, 1976.
Mrs. Maus was a homemaker. She was a member of First Brethren Church,
Denver, the Women’s Missionary Society, Miami County Historical Society
and Miami County Farm Bureau. She served as a Deaconess for several years.
Her hobby was porcelain china painting.
Survivors include one son, Galen R. Maus and wife Mary, Fort Wayne;
one son-in-law, Kenneth Edwards, Groveland, Fla.; one sister, Jean Hippensteel,
Kokomo; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husband were one daughter, Miriam M. Edwards;
one sister, Helen Stenberg; and one brother, Ralph Rankin.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later
date. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, with Rev. George Hapner
officiating. Memorials may be made to Peabody Retirement Community.
Sherry L. Chandler
Jan. 17, 1955 – Jan. 22, 2001
Sherry L. Chandler, 46, 5803 S. Old U.S. 31, Macy, died at 9:30 p.m.
Monday at her home following a seven-and-a-half-year battle with breast
Born in Rochester to Robert and Dorothy Smith Taylor, she married Braden
G. Chandler on Feb. 12, 1983, in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. Chandler was a school bus driver for Caston School Corp. from
1978 to 2000. A 1973 graduate of North Miami High School, she was a lifetime
resident of Miami and Fulton counties. She taught religious classes at
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, and Bible study classes at Pleasant
Hill United Methodist Church, near Macy. She was chairwoman of the Liberty
Township Cancer Society, Fulton. She enjoyed arts and crafts and was an
avid community supporter.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are three daughters, Alison and
Katie Marie Chandler, at home; Reena D. Chandler, Peru; one son, Barak
Chandler, Macy; father and stepmother, Robert and Norma Taylor, Macy; one
sister, Joy Groninger and husband Dennis, Silver Lake; two brothers, Lester
and wife Susan, Anderson; Cary and wife Sherry, Fishers.
Her mother preceded in death on Aug. 23, 1997.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Rochester,
with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Burial is at Plainview Cemetery, Macy.
Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home,
Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may
be made to Fulton County Cancer Society.
Floyd L. Sparling
May 21, 1909 – Jan. 23, 2001
Floyd L. Sparling, 91, 784 West Shore Dr., Culver, died at 4:55 a.m.
Tuesday at his home. He had been in failing health for one month.
Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada to Newton and Meda Graham Sparling,
he married Marjorie Barnes. She survives.
Mr. Sparling was a builder for James I. Barnes Construction Co., Logansport,
and president of Sparling Construction Co., Greensboro, N.C. He moved to
the Culver area in 1963. He was a Logansport High School graduate and attended
Tri-State University, Angola.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Virginia Sparling
Doyle, Knightdale, N.C.; Linda Sparling Brockey, Culver; nine grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Sparling Laymon, Panama City,
Preceding in death were his parents, one daughter, Suzanne Sparling
Greene, Greensboro, N.C., and one sister, Virginia Sparling Marshall.
Private services will be held at a later date. Burial is at Mount Hope
Cemetery, Logansport. Arrangements are by Foster & Good Funeral Home,
Ruby L. Pugh
Sept. 10, 1916 – Jan. 22, 2001
Ruby L. Pugh, 84, Rochester, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday at Life Care
Born in Miami County to Charles and Iva Schroll Confer, she married
Cameron Thomas Pugh on Sept. 21, 1931, in Plymouth. He died Dec. 24, 1954.
Mrs. Pugh was a homemaker.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda Fisher, Macy; Zalla Working
and husband Larry, Moyock, N.C.; Connie Hummerickhouse and husband Dwight,
Nyona Lake; Brenda Gundrum and husband Mark, Fulton; one son, Jim and wife
Becky, Lucerne; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren;
one sister, Esther Shipman, Peru; two daughter-in-laws, Louanna Pugh, Rochester;
Delores Pugh, Peru.
Preceding in death with her husband were five sons, Lowell, Morris
Stanley, Danny, Thomas O. and Ward C., two brothers, Herb and Charles Confer,
three grandsons and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with
Rev. Greg Peck officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends
may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pauline M. DePoy
Dec. 4, 1921 – Jan. 20, 2001
Pauline M. DePoy, 79, 6098 S., Fulton County Road 200 West, Rochester,
died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday in Lampasas County, Texas.
Born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Vern G. and Cleo L. Showley
Eber, she married Ralph E. DePoy March 1, 1941 in Fulton. He survives.
Mrs. DePoy was a member of First Assembly of God, Rochester, and Women’s
Ministries of the Assembly of God.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Kenneth and wife
Judy, Rochester; Gerald and wife Barbara, Rochester; one daughter, Sandra
Cohagan and husband Junior, Kewanna; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
one sister, Mary Engle, Rochester.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church, Rochester,
with Rev. David McLane officiating. Burial is at Salem Cemetery, Fulton.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home,
315 Main St., Fulton. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, Rochester.