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Nina L. Spurlock
Dec. 22, 1910 – April 5, 2001
Nina L. Spurlock, 90, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
Born in Fulton County to Ellis and Jennie Heeter Riley, she married Ira Morris Spurlock June 28, 1930 in Athens. He died July 11, 1982.
Mrs. Spurlock was a homemaker and worked at Wile’s Department Store, Rochester. A member of Athens United Methodist Church, she was an accomplished baker. She lived most of her life in Fulton County.
Survivors include three daughters, Regina Roberts, Rochester, Carol Ann Vandermark and husband Lyle, Rochester, Sue Kay Gross and husband LeVaughn, Peru; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one stepson, Samuel Harmon and wife Betty, Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Katherine Overmyer, Rochester, Helen Bright, Fort Wayne; one brother, Raymond Riley and wife Jenny, Kokomo.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and three brothers, Monroe, Calvin and Ted Riley.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Revs. Aaron Gross and Doris Smith officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Athens United Methodist Church.

Garry L. Weidner
July 8, 1948 – April 4, 2001
Garry L. Weidner, 52, died at his 2726 North Cabot Circle, Mesa, Ariz., residence Wednesday following a sudden illness.
Born in Rochester to George and Virginia Alber Weidner, he married Joanna Newton Jan. 21, 1967 in Tiosa. She survives.
Mr. Weidner graduated from Mentone High School and Indiana University. He moved to Mesa, Ariz. from Mishawaka seven years ago. He was a corporate finance manager for Honeywell Corp. in Mesa, and owned a storage business in Mishawaka.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Jeffrey, Granger, Christopher, Mishawaka; his mother, Virginia Weidner, Rochester; one granddaughter, Katelyn Weidner; one sister, Cinda Swihart and husband Robert, Tippecanoe.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Burial is at Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Charles Robert ‘Bob’ Bigler
Charles Robert “Bob” Bigler died Feb. 19 in Fishers.
He was a teacher and administrator for Hobart Schools and a superintendent of schools in Knox and Crown Point. He retired to Mesa, Ariz. in 1987.
During World War II, Mr. Bigler earned a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross as a B-17 bomber pilot.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Jannens Bigler; three sons, Dave, Hobart, Dan, San Marcos, Texas, Jim, Homestead, Fla.; two daughters, Ann Reichert, Granger, Robin Kensinger, Fishers; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Tom, Honolulu, Hawaii; one brother-in-law, Al Jannens and wife Mary, Rochester.
Preceding in death were his parents, John and Mary Bigler, and one brother, Jack.
Burial was at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

Miller Ault
Sept. 19, 1916 – April 3, 2001
Miller Ault, 84, 2923 E., Fulton County Road 550 S., Rochester, died Tuesday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Fulton County to Clyde and Fern Margaret Miller, he married Ruth L. Hendrickson Jan. 24, 1937 in Fulton. She died July 2, 1958. He married Martha J. Click Aug. 27, 1959 in Logansport. She died Feb. 1, 1988. He married Berniece Hower June 30, 1988 in Aldelphi, Md. She survives.
Mr. Ault was a farmer.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Margaret Hartman and husband Ed, LaPorte, Dana Gurney and husband Les, Marion; one son, Carl D. and wife Rita, Rochester; three stepdaughters, Jane Burns and husband Dick, Rochester, Judy Ousley, Indianapolis, Kay Peters and husband Jeff, St. Paul, Minn.; one stepson, Keith Thompson, Silver Spring, Md.; eight grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were an infant daughter, Bonnie Marie, and one stepson, Barry Conrad.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David Welsh officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heart Fund.

Christopher D. ‘Chris’ Moore
July 21, 1969 – March 31, 2001
Former Akron resident Christopher D. “Chris” Moore, 31, Crystal Lake Road, Warsaw, died at 1:01 p.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, following a sudden illness.
Born in Rochester to Charles Douglas and Joyce Hatfield Moore, he married Suzanne R. Timbers Dec. 18, 1993, in Warsaw. She survives.
Mr. Moore was a five-month employee of Biomet, Inc., Warsaw, and worked at Marsh Supermarket, Warsaw, for seven years. He was a 1987 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. He lived in the Akron area most of his life, moving to Warsaw 10 years ago.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his parents, Charles Douglas “Doug” and Joyce Moore, Akron; one brother, Collin J. and wife Erica, Rochester. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Preceding in death were his maternal grandparents, Glen K. and Ina Swartzlander Hatfield, and paternal grandparents, Charles Ira and Genevieve Krauter Moore.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Ronnie Sams officiating. Burial is at Akron 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 PKD Foundation for polycystic kidney research.

M. June Sage
July 25, 1939 – April 2, 2001
M. June Sage, 61, 439 Lakeview St., Culver, died at 2 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Rochester to Raymond E. and Vera Jones Kreischer, she married John Sage Sept. 13, 1961, in Leiters Ford. He survives.
Mrs. Sage moved to Culver from Logansport in 1971. She was co-owner and operator of Culver Insurance Agency and a member of Culver Grace United Methodist Church of Christ.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, J. Timothy and wife Tonya, Culver; three daughters, Colleen Mikev and husband Tony, Melanie Denton and Suzanne Sage, all of Culver; six grandchildren.
Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Raymond C. Kreischer.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with Rev. Linda Craig officiating. Burial is at Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Drive, Culver. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice or Marshall County Humane Society.

Rev. Robert D. Wilburn
July 17, 1914 – April 1, 2001
Rev. Robert D. Wilburn, 86, 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 4:23 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born to George and Lillie Weaver Wilburn in Tipton County, he married Dorothy Kemper Jan. 3, 1932, in Elwood. She died March 2, 2000.
Rev. Wilburn was a retired United Methodist minister. He was pastor at Twelve Mile United Methodist Church and churches in Uniondale, South Bend, Jimtown, Delphi, Oxford, Leo, Elkhart, Sheridan, Thorntown, Spiceland, Mexico and South Whitley. He was a member of the Northern Indiana Conference of United Methodist Ministers. A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, he served in World War II and Korea. He was chaplain at Indiana State Soldiers Home.
Survivors include three daughters, Roberta Hoover, Denver, Patricia Beehler, Tequesta, Fla., Jane Fry, Syracuse; one son, Robert E. Wilburn, Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Castor and Louise Crouch, both of Tipton County.
Preceding in death with his wife were one daughter, Beatrice Harshman, one sister and two brothers.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hazel Dell Church, Windfall, with Rev. David Overmyer officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, and one-half hour prior to services at the church.

Kathleen E. ‘Betty’ Shidaker
March 24, 1916 – April 2, 2001
Kathleen E. “Betty” Shidaker, 85, Bremen, died at 2:10 a.m. Monday at Bremen Health Care Center.
Born in Rochester to Harry and Mildred Kenley Reames, she married Harry R. Shidaker Aug. 7, 1937, in Tippecanoe. He survives.
Mrs. Shidaker retired from Bremen’s Town Clerk office. She was active in the Republican party of Marshall County and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 117, Bremen. She attended Bremen First Church of Christ.
Surviving with her husband, Bremen, is one nephew, Jerry Burchfield, Irvine, Calif.
Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Margaret Burchfield, and one brother, William Reames.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rob Crytzer officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Bremen Health Care Center or Bremen First Church of Christ.

Thomas E. Hatfield
June 25, 1943 – April 2, 2001
Thomas E. Hatfield, 57, Wabash, died at 1:55 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne to Glen and Ina Hatfield, he married Carol F. Lambert June 24, 1962. She died Feb. 24, 1996.
Mr. Hatfield retired from Laketon Refinery after 18 years. A 1961 graduate of Akron High School, he was a member of Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, and the Belles & Beaus Square Dance Club, North Manchester.
Survivors include two sons, Timothy R., Wabash, and Thomas R., Peru; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; one brother, Bill, Mentone; four sisters, Joyce Moore and husband Douglas, Akron, Marie Davis, Fort Wayne, Heather Olson, Georgia, Bonita Landrum and husband Dick, Silver City, N.M.
Preceding in death with his wife were his parents and one sister.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, 1401 Indiana 114 W., North Manchester, with Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.

Paula M. Spencer
Aug. 24, 1955 – March 30, 2001
Paula M. Spencer, 45, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at her residence at 7672 N., Cass County Road 325 E., Lucerne.
Born in Fulton County to Theodore H. and Kathryn Jean Rhodes Peltz, she married Ricky Lee Spencer Nov. 5, 1972 in Plymouth. He survives.
Mrs. Spencer worked at Baker Specialty & Supply Co., Inc. and attended The Church of Jesus Christ, Argos. She enjoyed reading, crafts and her grandchildren.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, April Spencer, Lucerne; two sons, Ricky Lee, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Twelve Mile, Jacob, Lucerne; her parents, Kathryn Jean Culp, Lucerne, and Theodore H. Peltz, Argos; three grandchildren, Breeze Spencer, Baranda and Carah Huddleston; one sister, Jusy Marion and husband John, Lebanon; three brothers, Steve and wife Roxie, Plymouth, Ted and wife Vickie, Logansport, Dennis and wife Reeva, Argos.
Services were today at McClosky-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. Revs. Bruce Russel and John Howard officiated. Burial was at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.

Dennis A. Smith
Jan. 13, 1944 – March 31, 2001
Dennis A. Smith, 57, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at his Kewanna residence.
Born in Kewanna to Carl C. and Mathilda M. Phillip Smith, he married Krystal K. Ballenger March 22, 1975 in Kewanna. She survives.
Mr. Smith, a 1962 graduate of Kewanna High School, was a mechanic for the Fulton County Highway Department and, with his father, was former co-owner of Smith’s Super Service, Kewanna, until 1980. He was a mechanic for a UMP modified stock car for #80 Racing Team, Kewanna. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother and father-in-law, Herb and Gloria Ballenger, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with John Cochran officiating. Burial is at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from 8 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Emergency Medical Service or Kewanna Fire Department.

Leonard Hemmes
Aug. 8, 1928 – March 25, 2001
Leonard Hemmes, 72, Lake Bruce, died March 25 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Hemmes was born in Coalport, Penn. He retired from US Steel, Gary Works, and was a longtime civic activist in Merrillville.
Survivors include his companion of 20 years, Shirley Kanzler, Kewanna; two daughters, Michele Horvath and husband Michael, Munster, Nancy Gibson, Crown Point; one son, Michael, Chicago, Ill; three granddaughters, Jennifer Colon and husband Patrick, BriAnne and Steffanee Gibson; one sister, Catherine McCoy, State College, Penn.; special family David Kanzler and wife Ellie, Jeff Kanzler and wife Lori, Barb and George Klinck and ex-wife Virginia Tommasi. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, with Rev. Todd Wilson officiating. Private cremation was held.

Robert E. Miller, D.V.M.
June 21, 1927 – March 29, 2001
Robert E. Miller, D.V.M., 73, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at his 5697 W. Palestine, First Street, Mentone, residence. He had been in failing health for 18 years.
Born in Richmond to Earl and Bertha Kilgus Miller, he married Dora M. Kelly Swick Jan. 23, 1976. She survives.
Mr. Miller was a veterinarian. He graduated from Ohio State Veterinarian University. He served in the U.S. Army, where he was a First Lieutenant in the Veterinary Corps.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Jeffrey, Durham, N.C., Mark, Subury, Ohio; one daughter, Karen Miller, San Diego, Calif.; two stepsons, Larry Swick, Warsaw, Lloyd Swick, Mentone; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Young and Martha Crouch, both of Richmond.
Preceding in death were his parents and one daughter.
There are no services or visitation. There will be a wake for family and friends Tuesday at his residence. King Memorial Home, Mentone, handled arrangements.

Mildred ‘Millie’ Hattery
Oct. 20, 1922 – March 28, 2001
Mildred “Millie” Geraldena Hattery, 78, died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at her 118 N. Clayton St. residence following an accident.
Born in Crystal, Mich., to Myron P. and Mildred E. Smith Felton, she married Clifford W. Hess Nov. 27, 1942. They divorced. She married George F. Hattery May 23, 1980 in Rochester. He died Sept. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Hattery, a Rochester resident since 1944, coming from Gary, retired in 1980 from Moore Business Forms, Rochester. She was a member of First Christian Church, Moose Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Rochester.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Skane and husband James, Windham, N.H., Dorothy Donahue and husband Dennis, Culver; one son, Bruce W. Hess, Xenia, Ohio; two grandsons, Christopher Hess, Xenia, Ohio, and Dennis Jacob Donahue, Culver; one stepdaughter, Janice M. Agnew, Rochester; one stepson, Rodney E. Hattery, Rochester; six stepgrandsons; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter-in-law; one sister, Beverly Williams, White Cloud, Mich.
Preceding in death with her husband, George, were her parents, five sisters, three brothers and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Burial is at McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac. Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

Wallace ‘Wally’ Clinker
Sept. 12, 1922 – March 26, 2001
Former Akron resident Wallace “Wally” Clinker, 78, 204 Spruce St., Munising, Mich., died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Superior Health Haven, Munising.
Born to Ivan and Jessie Clinker, he married Betty M. Miller in 1942. She died in 1995. He later married Pat Bockorny, who survives in Munising.
Mr. Clinker graduated from Akron High School and lived in the Akron community until 1979, when he retired from Uniroyal Tire in Mishawaka and moved to Michigan’s Upper Ppeninsula. He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church. He and his wife Betty owned and operated the Uno Lodge in Delta County, Mich., from 1979 to 1988. In Munising, he was a member of Tri-County Fire Department, Ahmed Shrine and Grand Island Free and Accepted Masons Lodge No. 422. An avid bowler, he enjoyed the outdoors, the Chicago Cubs and Schanauser dogs.
Surviving with his wife Pat, are seven stepchildren, Dennis, Tina, Brad, Debra, Torri, John and Tracy; 21 stepgrandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
One brother, Herbert Clinker, preceded in death.
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Steve Haiflich officiating. Burial will be in Hoover Cemetery, Athens. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Katharina M. Chesser
April 30, 1922 – March 27, 2001
Katharina Maria Chesser, 78, 204 Lakeshore Drive, Culver, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday at home.
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to Joseph and Franziska Josefine Kappes Preywisch, she married Allen B. Chesser on Aug. 20, 1952, in Straubing, West Germany. She moved to Culver in 1967 and was a homemaker and member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church.
Surviving with her husband is one son, Allen B. Chesser Jr., with wife Mary, Culver; a daughter, Frances Bowers, Westfield; three grandchildren, Emily and Alex Chesser, West Lafayette, and Carl Chesser, Culver. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth, with Rev. Anthony Gillespie officiating. Burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Culver.

Catherine A. Zahn
March 12, 1912 – March 27, 2001
Catherine Ann Zahn, 89, Lafayette, died at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday at Mulberry Lutheran Home where she had been a patient since May 1, 1999.
Born in Lafayette to John and Mary Katherine Getz Kessen, she married Charles E. Zahn Aug. 5, 1939 in Lafayette. He died Jan. 27, 1977.
Mrs. Zahn was a homemaker and attended St. Francis High School, Lafayette. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lafayette, Altar Rosary Society of St. Lawrence and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary. She lived several years in the Frankfort area, returning to Lafayette in 1966.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Alice Bloom and husband Joe D., Lafayette; one son, Rev. John H. Zahn, All Saints Parish of Logansport; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Preceding in death with her husband were four brothers and two sisters.
A funeral mass is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lafayette, with Revs. Dan Gartland and John H. Zahn officiating. Burial is at St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Hahn Funeral Home, 1104 Columbia St., Lafayette, where a vigil service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William A. Bryant
Dec. 25, 1919 – March 15, 2001
William A. Bryant, 81, died at 10:15 p.m. March 15 at his daughter’s residence at 4556 McCarty Lane, Rochester.
Born in San Francisco, Calif. to Donald J. and Dorothy Staton Bryant, he married Jeannette F. Fisher Feb. 6, 1953 in Buchanan, Mich. She died March 29, 1994. He married Madeline Myers Nov. 26, 1994. She survives at 2715 Barrett Road, Rochester.
Mr. Bryant lived in Rochester for eight years. He was a fourth generation police officer for 40 years, retiring as Captain with the LaPorte City Police. He was a deacon of Community Christian Church, New Carlisle, and a member of Scottish Rite Lodge of South Bend, past Master of F&AM Terre Coupe 204, New Carlisle, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of Police, both in LaPorte. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, earning a Purple Heart in the Battle of Normandy. He and his wife, Jeannette, raised several foster children.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Margo Layman and husband Rick, Rochester, Tami Ringer and husband John, Leiters Ford; two sons, Donald R. and wife Mallory, New Carlisle, Larry and wife Ingrid, Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Patricia Grube and husband Paul, Rochester; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, Jeff, Gary and Shawn Grube; one brother, Donald James Bryant and wife Peggy, Jacksonville, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille L. Booth
Aug. 29, 1936 – March 23, 2001
Lucille Lee Booth, 64, 128 W. Third St., Rochester, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Kentucky to Raymond and Mary Mullins, she married Eugene Booth in Wabash. He died Nov. 23, 1992.
Mrs. Booth was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Owens and husband Marvin, Winamac, Debra Boyd, Peru, Diane See and husband Scott, Rochester; three sons, Gerald and wife Debbie, Winston-Salem, NC., Raymond of Wilkes-Barr, Penn., Geare of Peru; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers.
Preceding in death with her husband was an infant son, William.
There is no visitation or services planned. Burial is at Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack D. Fawley
Oct. 19, 1927 – March 21, 2001
Jack D. Fawley, 73, 311 N. Tucker St., Mentone, died at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Born in Warsaw to Milo and Mildred Dunnuck Fawley, he married Betty L. Waltz May 15, 1954 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Fawley, a lifetime area resident, retired after 45 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, Mentone Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine Club of Fort Wayne and the Retired U.S. Rural Mail Carriers Association.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Cindy Whetstone and husband Mike, Mentone, Carol Hintz and husband Wayne, Francesville; one son, J. Steven and wife Carla, Syracuse; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Howard and wife Peg, Mentone.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mentone Emergency Medical Service.

Ronald Trump
Nov. 19, 1942 – March 20, 2001
Ronald Allen Trump, 58, 8179 20 C Road, Argos, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.
Born in Plymouth to Allen and Mary Ellen Bodey Trump, he married Deborah Dreibelbis Nov. 5, 1977. She survives.
Trump, an employee of the Lau Inc. maintenance department, attended Argos Wesleyan Church and lived in the Argos area his entire life.
Survivors include his wife, at home; his parents, Argos; four daughters, Julie Spano, Stedman, N.C., Jennifer Trump, Argos, Lesli Baker and husband Eric, Argos, Lacey Trump, Argos; two sons, Dennis Trump and wife Shay, Argos, Dave Trump, Argos; 10 grandchildren; three brothers, Harvey Trump and wife Lois, Argos, Ben Trump and wife Carrol, Seattle, Wash., Ray Trump and wife Kandi, Argos.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Argos Wesleyan Church, 401 N. Michigan St., with Rev. Robert Klatt officiating. Burial is at Walnut Brethren Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Argos Wesleyan Church.

Dean Zartman
Aug. 28, 1917 – March 21, 2001
Dean Zartman, 83, 359 Oak Road, Plymouth, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Born in Fulton County to Ernest F. and Ethel Nye Zartman, he married Ruth Hunter June 17, 1939. She survives at home.
Zartman, a machinery mover and rigger for 51 years with Iron Worker Local No. 292, South Bend, attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth. He also worked at Alrid Milwright and Conversion Services, South Bend.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Phyllis Marie Calhoun and husband Robert, Charlott-esville, Va., Carol Ann Allshouse and husband Jerry, Akron, Ohio; one son, Ernest Dean Zartman and wife Lorna, Plymouth; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny Zartman and wife Ruth, Rochester, Paul Zartman, Rochester.
Preceding in death with his parents were two sisters, Mary VanCuren and Alice Maxwell, and one brother, Wayne Zartman.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating. Burial is at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth.

Arthur E. Dunsizer
May 29, 1908 – March 21, 2001
Arthur E. Dunsizer, 92, Life Care Center, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the nursing home.
Born to Andrew and Pearl E. Wilson Dunsizer in Cass County, he was a farm worker.
Survivors include two brothers, Paul D. Dunsizer, Sebring, Fla., and Earl F. Dunsizer, Ohio; one sister, Martha Norman, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Royal Center. Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron is handling arrangements.

Fred Hodel
July 16, 1911 – March 20, 2001
Fred Hodel, 89, died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at his 1709 Madison St. residence.
Born in Wabash to Fred and Dora Budde, he married Marjorie McClung Feb. 14, 1942 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Hodel, a manager for Public Service Indiana for 46 years, retiring in 1976. He also was personnel manager at Rochester Metal Products from 1977 to 1983. He attended First Presbyterian Church and was active in a variety of community affairs. He was a deacon and elder of Rochester’s First Presbyterian Church and a member the Rochester Kiwanis Club, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a 101st Airborne Division Master Sgt., serving in Europe during World War II.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Ann L. Thomas of Kissimmee, Fla. and Mary Beth Bankos of Allentown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Aimee, Matthew, Jonathan and Christian Thomas; and one great-grandson.
Preceding in death with his parents were four sisters and four brothers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Crytzer officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund or Hope Hospice.

Sharon Sue Evans
May 7, 1939 – March 20, 2000
Sharon Sue Evans, 61, died at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born in Connersville to Art and Erma Hoover Ballinger, she married Charles Glen Evans on April 14, 1988 in Indianapolis.
She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Rochester. She also lived in Marion. 
Survivors include her mother, Erma Martin, Rochester; one daughter, Michelle Howard-Herbein, and husband Richard, South Bend; two granddaughters, Rachel Carie and Jaclynn Herbein, South Bend; two sisters, Donnis Lantz, California, and Beverly Tolley, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, on May 22, 1999, her father, stepfather Robert Martin, brother James Ballinger, and nephew Deke Bruck.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, with Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Committal service will be about 1 p.m. Friday at Marion National Cemetery, Marion. Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday to time of service at the funeral home.

Georgianna I. Thomas
Feb. 22, 1922 – March 18, 2001
Georgianna I. Thomas, 79, North Manchester, died at 4:52 p.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital.
Born in Miami County to Henry and Anna Hoffman Smith, she married William R. Thomas July 6, 1948. He died Aug. 15, 1989.
Mrs. Thomas, a homemaker, attended Center Chapel Church, Miami County. She attended Gilead High School.
Survivors include four sons, Gene, Lamoine “Moe” and wife Pat, Dewayne and wife Brenda, all of North Manchester, and Floyd, Lafontaine; one daughter, Loretta Cox and husband Terry, North Manchester; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Miriam Honeywell, Churabusco.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one brother.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 W., North Manchester, with Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society.

Dennis M. Dill
July 16, 1952 – March 19, 2001
Former Rochester resident Dennis M. Dill, 48, Jonesboro, Ark., died at 4:30 a.m. Monday in Arkansas.
Born in Rochester to Jim and Barbara Dill, both deceased, he married Cora Kelly in 1974 in Rochester.
Survivors include his wife, at home; three daughters, Roberta, Denise and Shawna Lee Ann, all of Jonesboro; one son, Dennis, Jr., Jonesboro; one brother, Charles and wife Sue, Rochester; two half sisters, Sue Todd and Sherry Dill, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one half brother, Paul Dill, Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandmother, Edith Dill, Grand Rapids, Mich.; stepparents, Homer and Bertha Geller, Athens.
Preceding in death with his parents was one sister, Pam Dill Kelly.
Services are Thursday at Gregg’s Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Helen M. Mollencupp
Dec. 2, 1919 – March 17, 2001
Helen Maxine Mollencupp, 81, 1119 Hill St., Rochester, died at 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, after a short illness.
Born in Rochester to LeRoy “Lee” and Lollie Mikesell Holloway she married George E. Mollencupp, Sr. Jan. 9, 1959 in South Bend. He died Aug. 14, 1996.
Mrs. Mollencupp, a Fulton County resident most of her life, was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God, Lake Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Women’s Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose, Lake Manitou Moose Lodge 1107.
Survivors include three daughters, Christine Bradley and husband Chuck, Patricia Enyart and husband William “Baldey,” Cleta Poor and husband Jerry, all of Rochester; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one stepson, George Mollencupp, Jr. and wife Marcy, Dayton, Ohio; four sisters, Donna Anglin and husband Robert, Wabash, Lois Stones and husband Clayr, Jean Duzan, Barbara Bradley and husband Glen, all of Rochester; one brother, Robert Holloway and wife Vera, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, three sisters, Minnie Clay, Pauline Blanchard and Betty Holloway, three brothers, Leonard, Larry and Lester “Dee” Holloway.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Revs. Sam Bennett and Steve Fleck officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and for one hour before services Tuesday.

Bennie A. Kirkham
Feb. 13, 1922 – March 17, 2001
Bennie A. Kirkham, 79, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday at his 1101 Park St. home.
Born in Wisconsin to Edward and Nellie Hyede Kirkham, he married Gertrude M. Cappis May 14, 1941 in Logansport. She survivies.
Mr. Kirkham, moved to Rochester from Logansport in 1992. He was a retired detective and federal Secret Service agent. He also had been a Presbyterian minister in Benson, Ariz.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sisters, Mable Bennett, Knox, Etta Masterson, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are at 3 p.m. today at Highland Cemetery, North Judson. There is no visitation. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

I. LaMar Pfeiffer
Oct. 30, 1921 – March 17, 2001
I. Lamar Pfeiffer, 79, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday at his Logansport home.
Born in Nappanee to Clarence Edwin and Myrtle Morweiser Pfeiffer, he married Jean E. Wells March 15, 1947 in Logansport. She survives.
Mr. Pfeiffer retired as a supervisor at S.U.S. Die Cast Products after 37 years. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, served in World War II and was honorably discharged in October of 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star in the Pacific Campaign in 1943. He was commander of American Legion Post 60 from 1965-66, and a member of Eagles Aerie 323.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Stephen L. and wife Carol, Logansport, Jeffery L. and fiance Suzie Fulmer, Logansport; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; two brothers, Donald Edwin Pfeiffer, Rochester, Lowell Eugene Pfeiffer, Homosassa, Fla.; five sisters, Doris Grass, Rochester, Helen DeMien, St. Charles, Ill., Betty Jane DeMien, Rochester, Marilyn June Miller, Elkhart; Mary Joan Tharp, South Bend.
Preceding in death were his parents and one son, David LaMar Pfeiffer.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport. Burial is at Bethel Cemetery, Logansport, with American Legion military rites. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

W. Kenneth Taylor
May 6, 1913 – March 18, 2001
W. Kenneth Taylor, 87, 525 S. Michigan St., Apt. 4, Plymouth, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Burr Oak to Benjamin and Maude Scott Taylor, he married Leona Good June 3, 1935 in Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Taylor was a truck driver at North American Van Lines and a farmer. He enjoyed fishing.
Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Dennis and wife Marcie, Rochester; two daughters, Cheryl Bowman and husband Garry, Plymouth, Nancy Bammerlin and husband Kevin, Plymouth; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death were one daughter, Connie Sue Taylor, one sister, Juanita Taylor and one brother, Hugh Taylor.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease at The Northern Indiana Chapter, 919 E. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1, South Bend, IN 46617.

Alvada Rookstool
Feb. 24, 1917 – March 14, 2001
Former Rochester resident Alvada Rookstool, 84, Englewood, Fla., died at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at Torchwood Assisted Living Facility, Port Charlotte, Fla. She had been in failing health since August.
Born in Rochester to Clyde A. and Mabel E. Myers Bick, she married Kenneth L. Rookstool June 18, 1941. He survives.
Mrs. Rookstool, a Rochester resident until moving to Florida in 1985, retired from the office at Topps Manufacturing, Rochester. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Englewood, Fla., and enjoyed sewing, woodworking and reading.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Shirley Nickell, Port Charlotte, Fla.; three grandchildren, James Ullery, Rochester, Chad Ullery, Englewood, Fla.; Brandon Nickell, Silver Lake; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lola Eisenman, Englewood, Fla., Bernice Gedeon, Rochester; three brothers, Luroy Bick, Rochester, Andrew Jack Bick, Rochester, and Clyde Bick, Plymouth. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding in death were her parents and one infant brother, Robert Bick.
Services are at noon Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. James Kreft officiating. Burial is at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home, until time of service.

Wanda J. Davis
Dec. 28, 1917 – March 16, 2001
Wanda Jean Davis, 83, Kewanna, died at 1:25 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
Born in Miami County to P.A. and Mary Ethel Chichester Foust, she married Frank M. Davis in October of 1935 in Miami County. He survives.
Mrs. Davis was a homemaker and attended Christian Church.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Frances J. Kottkamp, Kewanna, Carole S. Higgins and husband Tom, Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Keith Kottkamp and wife Rena, Logansport, Kenny A. Kottkamp and wife Tammy, Kewanna, Susan Susdorf and husband Glen and Elizabeth Rainbolt and husband Ken, all of Indianapolis; three stepgranddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; one nephew; one brother, Robert Foust and wife Barbara, Marion.
Preceding in death were one great-grandson, one stepgrandson and one great-granddaughter.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Todd Wilson officiating. Burial is at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

William A. Bryant
Dec. 25, 1919 – March 15, 2001
William A. Bryant, 81, 4556 McCarty Lane, Rochester, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born in San Francisco, Calif. to Donald J. and Dorothy Stayton Bryant, he married Jeannette F. Fisher Feb. 6, 1953 in Buchanan, Mich. She died March 29, 1994.
Mr. Bryant lived in Rochester for eight years, coming from Buchanan, Mich., and LaPorte. He was a fourth generation police officer for 40 years, retiring as Captain with the LaPorte City Police. He was a deacon of Community Christian Church, New Carlisle, and a member of Scottish Rite Lodge of South Bend, past Master of F&AM Terre Coupe 204, New Carlisle, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of Police, both in LaPorte. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart in the Battle of Normandy. He and his wife raised several foster children.
Survivors include two daughters, Margo Layman and husband Rick, Rochester, Tami Ringer and husband John, Leiters Ford; two sons, Donald R. and wife Mallory, New Carlisle, Larry and wife Ingrid, Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald James Bryant and wife Peggy, Jacksonville, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roy D. Fisher
Nov. 6, 1932 – March 14, 2001
Roy Dean Fisher, 68, 1612 Clifton Ave., Logansport, died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana Veterans Home, Lafayette. He was in failing health for three years.
Born in Rochester to Oliver and Edna Wilfert Fisher, his first marriage was to Barbara Webster. His second marriage was to Shirley Ann Mathews Wideman. She died Feb. 21, 1994.
Mr. Fisher was raised in Richland Township, Fulton County, and had lived in the communities of Rochester, Bourbon, Warsaw and Logansport following his service in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a carpenter for Elkhart Coach, Bourbon, and a hoist-truck driver for Wilson’s Meat Packing, Logansport. He was a member of American Legion Post 60, Logansport.
Survivors include one daughter, Darla Stoneburner and husband Steve, Bourbon; one son, Jerry D. Fisher and wife Michele, North Webster; five grandchildren, Brandi, Brooke, Sydney and Madison Fisher, North Webster, and Laura Rust, Bourbon; three stepdaughters, Paula Titus and husband DuWayne, Jane Buttice and husband Mike, and Cindy McKinley, all of Logansport; three stepsons, Randy Wideman, Rochester, Jerry Wideman and wife Deb, Colorado, Mike Wideman, Logansport; eight stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Rena Smith, Cory, Ill., Ethel Fischer, Valparaiso; one half sister, Lucille Kendall, Evansville.
Preceding in death with his second wife were his parents, one son, Matthew Fisher, four brothers, Orbie, Emmerson, Merle and Albert Fisher, three half brothers, Perry, Raymond and Russell Fisher, and one half sister, Ruth Clark.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jill Walley officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, where the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Friday. Memorials may be made to Indiana Veterans Home, Lafayette.

Charles A. Nichols
Feb. 17, 1918 – March 14, 2001
Charles A. Nichols, 83, formerly of Arlington Heights, Ill., died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday at Meadows Mennonite Home, Chenoa, Ill.
Born in Rochester to Charles and Ruby Stintson Nichols, he married Sally Kuniwicz July 18, 1953 in Salem, Ohio. She died Sept. 29, 1989.
Mr. Nichols owned Professional Surgical Supply, Arlington Heights, Ill., for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Arlington Heights, and a Mason.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Meadows Mennonite Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Estes officiating. Cremation will follow. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Meadows Mennonite Home, Rural Route 1, Chenoa, Ill., or First Presbyterian Church, 68 W. Eastman St., Arlington Heights, Ill.

James D. Smith
Oct. 3, 1919 – March 12, 2001
James Dixon Smith, 81, Fort Myers Beach, Fla., died at 2:34 a.m. Monday at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center, Fort Myers Beach. 
Born in Chicago to Tug W. and Florence G. Decker Smith, he married Dorothy Jean “D.J.” Bates April 24, 1942 in Indianapolis. She died July 27, 1985.
Mr. Smith, Indianapolis, began spending summers in Rochester in 1947. He owned and operated Manitou Marina, Rochester, from 1958 to 1968. He operated Fulton County Airport from 1958 to 1968. A 1937 West Lafayette High School graduate, he attended Purdue University. He was a member of the John Purdue Club of Purdue University, Lake Manitou Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of Rochester Elks Lodge. 
Survivors include one daughter, Steve Ann Howell and husband Franklin, Anthony, Fla.; one son, Terry L. “Pete” and wife Vicky, Noblesville; one granddaughter, Mary Jo Markel and husband Paul, Orlando, Fla.; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; close friend for 15 years, Imogene S. Bass, of Fort Myers Beach and Rochester.
Preceding in death with his wife was one brother, Charles Decker Smith, in 1968.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Chuck Lambdin officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Manitou Moose Lodge 1107 or Rochester Elks Lodge 2120.

Emmogene Hurd
April 30, 1926 – March 12, 2001
Emmogene Hurd, 74, Kokomo, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Windsor Estates Health & Rehab Center, Kokomo.
Born in Kokomo to Thomas and Elsie Smith, she married Charles Hurd Aug. 15, 1943 in Peru. He died March 8, 1997.
Mrs. Hurd, a Kokomo High School graduate, worked at Delco Electronics, Kokomo. She was a member of Lutheran Redeemer Church and was a Senior Regent and member of the College of Regents with the Moose Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading.
Survivors include one son, Michael, Galveston; one daughter, Anita Faulkner, Kokomo; one brother, five grandchildren, Amy Hurd and Kim Collier both of Bloomington, Brett Hurd, Kokomo, Karen and Nathan Sanburn, Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren; Tom Smith, Sharpsville; one niece, Melinda and husband Dave Murphy.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, with Rev. Bill Allison officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dorothy P. Conaway
Aug. 31, 1925 – March 10, 2001
Dorothy P. Conaway, 75, 1009 Main St., Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester. She was in failing health for nine years.
Born in Michigan City to Allan and Minnie Henderickson Butts, she married Joseph E. Conaway Sept. 4, 1944 in Indianapolis. He died in 1982.
Mrs. Conaway came to Rochester in 1946 from Michigan City. She owned the former Manitou Bar & Grill, Rochester, retiring in 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Tamra Keyes and husband Jerry, Bixby, Okla., Joellen Wynn and husband Jerry, Rochester; one son, Jack and wife Nancy, Manchester, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Jodie and Jamie Wynn, Rochester, Joel Conaway and wife Barb, Indianapolis, Brent Williams, Chad Williams and wife Karla, and Chad Williams, all of Tulsa, Okla., Stephanie Warner, Indianapolis, Vicki Corbett, Lexington, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vivian Bentley and Lucille Krueger, both of Michigan City; two brothers, Richard and Robert Butts, both of Michigan City.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial is at Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

Kathryn L. ‘Kate’ Alderfer
Feb. 20, 1926 – March 9, 2001
Kathryn L. “Kate” Alderfer, 76, died at her 2321 Waterview Drive residence at 4:15 p.m. Friday. She was in failing health for 10 months.
Born in Rochester to Jess and Ina James Knight, she married Myron Alderfer June 6, 1943 in Rochester. He survives.
A lifetime Rochester resident, she spent several winters in Florida. She and her husband owned and operated Alderfer Cricket Hatchery and the Duck Landing, at Lake Manitou, for several years. She served on the United Way executive board, was chairwoman for several Fulton County clubs and organizations, was active with the Salvation Army and was a member of the Fulton County Ham Radio XYL and Saltminer Ham Radio XYL. She was founder and president of Womens Nationwide and Honderus Ham Radio “2 Minerette Club.” She enjoyed music and was a member of the Sharps and Flats Music Club and First Baptist Church, Rochester.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Carolyn K. Bailey, Akron, Diana S. Van Norstron, Vevay; one son, Randy M. Alderfer and wife Elaina, Rochester; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louise Skidmore, Rochester; one brother, Ernest Knight and wife Mary, Macy. She was a member of the James, Knight, Alderfer and Willard families.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Ron Purkey officiating. Burial is at Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the hungry and homeless.

Goldys F. Leavell Enyart
Oct. 14, 1914 – March 8, 2001
Goldys F. Leavell Enyart, 86, 1300 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Born in Twelve Mile to Charles W. and Blanche Morris Jones, she married Donald G. “Pete” Leavell March 19, 1935 in Fulton. He died July 19, 1987. She married Wilbur Enyart May 20, 1995 in Rochester. He survives.
Mrs. Enyart, a long time Fulton resident, was a retired practical nurse. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a 50 year member of Fulton Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Betty K. Yeakley and husband David, Monroe, N.C.; two sons, Mitchell D. Leavell and wife Dorothy, Brandon, Miss., David C. Leavell and wife Pat, Rochester; one daughter-in-law, Donna Leavell, Tuscon, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, Randall L. and Daniel D. Yeakley, Monroe, N.C., Timothy A. Yeakley, Wadesboro, N.C., Kevin D. Yeakley, Waxhaw, N.C., Mark W. Leavell, Braxton, Miss., Michael D. Leavell, North Manchester, Michelle D. Wilkins, Redgeland, Miss., Lisa Leavell, Tuscon, Ariz., Kim Rhodes, Metea, Shane Leavell, Louisville, Ky., Heather Leavell, Rochester; three stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Nelda Mikesell and husband Clifford, Rochester.
Preceding in death with her first husband was one son, Don G. Leavell, April 25, 1982.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. Phil Lake officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday. An Eastern Star memorial service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Mary Jane Smith
Jan. 17, 1934 – March 6, 2001
Former Rochester resident Mary Jane Smith, 67, died at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne, following a long illness.
Born in Indianapolis to A.C. and Mary Josephine Scanton Bradley, she was a Rochester High School graduate, a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and a Den Mother of Cub Scouts, all of Rochester.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammie Black and husband Paul, Gainesville, Fla.; six sons, Thomas, Rochester, Tim and wife Lottie, North Manchester, Terry and wife Brenda, Rochester, Todd and wife Loretta, Liberty Mills, Ted, Merrillville, Treavor and wife Donetta, North Manchester; several grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Betty Ann Bradley, Palm Springs, Calif.; one brother, Robert Bradley and wife Betty, Rochester.
Preceding in death were her parents.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with Father Joseph Jacob officiating. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. 

Ira J. Salary
December 29, 1999 – March 3, 2001
Ira James Salary, 1, Culver, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Logansport to Alfonso D. and Shirlene Stubbs Salary. He attended Community AME Church, LaPorte.
Survivors include his parents, of Culver; four brothers, Joshua Paul, Ricky Allyn, Samuel David and Charles Obediah, all of Culver; paternal grandfather, Samuel Salary, Culver; grandmothers, Mary Salary, Culver, and Shiela J. Brooks, Michigan City; great-grandparent, Della McClane, Delong.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Monterey United Methodist Church with Rev. Bernice Moore officiating. Burial is at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the church and one hour prior to services Saturday. Memorials may be made to First Steps Development Center of Pulaski County. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarabelle Zent
May 2, 1916 – March 4, 2001
Clarabelle Zent, 84, 1310 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died at 9:56 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne, where she resided since October.
Born in Rochester to Rinaldo and Elenor Latchaw Hunter, she married Orton P. Zent March 17, 1935 in Rochester. He died Nov. 5, 1973.
Mrs. Zent was a homemaker. She lived most of her life in the Rochester community and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Lange and husband Jerry, Isle of Palms, S.C.; one son, Michael and wife Rita, Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren, Todd and Tim Walters, Andy and Brian Lange, Jeff and Scott Zent, Cory, Cody, Caleb, Stacy, Jordin, Megan and Carly Jean Zent; seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, Ronnie Zent in 1987, one brother, Nelson Hunter, three sisters, Goldie Hindel, Edith Wagoner and Florence Boggess.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Mark Spencer officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Rochester.


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