Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1998


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Andrew S. Collins

Andrew S. Collins, 20, of 1530N 400W, Rochester, IN 46975, died Sunday morning, Oct. 25, 1998 near Muncie, IN, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born June 8, 1978 at Plymouth, IN to Richard A. and Sandy S. (Williamson) Collins. He lived his entire life in the Rochester area.

He had attended the Rochester High School, and was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Union Local 150, South Bend, IN, of which he was a member.

Survivors include his parents - Sandy S. and her husband Rusty Moore, at home; his father, Richard A. Collins of Vermont; two sisters - Kim and her husband Joe Minks of Rochester and Keri Jackson, also of Rochester; a step sister, Stephanie L. Moore of Rochester; a brother, Matthew C. Collins and his wife Courtney of Rochester; maternal grandparents Estel and Mary Parson of North Manchester and paternal grandparents, Norm and Norma Collins of Rochester. Several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

Services were tentatively set for 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Foster & Good Funeral Home of Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial was in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Rochester.

Robert R. Campbell

Robert R. Campbell, 75, of 176 East Market, Wabash, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 at his residence. He was born Mar. 21, 1923 at Wabash, IN to Jesse and Florence (Cramer) Campbell. He married Maybell Blockson Feb. 4, 1945 in Wabash, and she survives.

He owned and operated Campbell's Carryout in Wabash from 1977 to 1997. He also worked 27 years for Honeywell Regulator. He was a 50-year member of the Wabash Moose, also a member of the Elks, Eagles, VFW, and American Legion. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Lee Campbell of Wabash; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Campbell of Wabash; three brothers - Hugh Campbell and Jack Campbell both of Wabash and Ruby Lewis of Michigan; four grandsons and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by two sons, six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel of Wabash; Rev. Melissa Rice officiated. Burial was in Gardens of Memory Cemetery of Marion, IN.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash-Miami County Home Healthcare and Hospice and Wabash County Cancer Society. Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Vernon O. Barkley

Vernon O. Barkley, 79, of 549 Bryan Ave., Apt. A, Wabash, IN died Saturday, Oct,. 24, 1998 at Wabash Healthcare Center of Wabash, IN. He was born Dec. 9, 1918 in Adams County, Indiana to Virgil and Stella (Cully) Barkley. He married Barbara Richwine Simpson March 8, 1988 in Punta Gorda, FL, and she survives.

He was a 1936 graduate of Hoagland High School, and was a World War II Navy Seabees veteran having served on Imaru Island of the Philippines. He was a carpenter contractor in the Monroeville, Decatur, and Fort Wayne areas. He was a member of the Monroeville F&AM Lodge #293 for 58 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Green of Anaheim, CA; a step-daughter, Christine Martin of Wabash; step-son Kenneth S. Simpson of Wabash; three sisters - Lucille Leham and Barbara Huston, both of Fort Wayne and Virginia Perry of Monroeville; a brother, Chalmer Barkley of Decatur; two grandsons, six step grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery of Monroeville, IN Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. James Engel officiating.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Ballard

James William Ballard, 60, of 423 Stitt St., Wabash, IN died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998 at Millers Merry Manor East, of Wabash. He was born Apr. 24, 1938 at Wabash to James W. and Eleanor (Roberts) Ballard. He married Pamalee Bowman on Nov. 21, 1959. 

He was an employee of Ford Meter Box for 22 years. He attended Wabash Friends Church, and was a member of the Wabash American Legion, Honeywell Men's Golf Association, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956-60. He refereed Community Service basketball for many years, as well as officiating junior high and high school football games.

He is survived by his wife, Pam, of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Angela) Cantrell of Indianapolis; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren. A step son, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 26, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 86 E. Main St., Wabash, with the Rev. David Phillips officiating.

Preferred memorial is to Wabash Miami County Home Healthcare and Hospice. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy M. Eltzroth

Dorothy Marie Eltzroth, 86, of 537 Bryan Ave., Apt. B, Wabash, IN, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 at her residence. She was born Feb. 20, 1912 at Morocco, IN to Charles and Ethel (Archibold) Thompson. She married Cleve Eltzroth May 15, 1941, and he died Dec. 24, 1972.

She was a member of the North Wesleyan Church. She was employed as a baby-sitter.

Survivors include a son, Terry Eltzroth and wife, Linda of Morrison, CO; a sister, Golda Allen of LaFontaine, IN; a step-daughter-in-law Eileen Eltzroth of Wabash and a half sister-in-law Lillian Bloxson of Wabash; a granddaughter, Tonya Browitt of Morrison, CO. Preceding him in death were a step son, a step daughter, and a half brother.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel of Wabash, with Rev. Robert L. Brown Sr. officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Anthony F. Vogel

Anthony F. Vogel, 83, of 10007N 150W, North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 at his residence. He was born June 19, 1915 at New Castle, IN to Joseph and Clara (Hardebeck) Vogel. He married Elizabeth Roney Jan. 10, 1952 and she survives.

He was a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church of North Manchester. He served at Pearl Harbor during World War II with Battery D 754th AAA Gun Battalion. He was a member of American Legion, New Castle, IN and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus of Wabash, IN.

In addition to his wife, he survived by a son, Joe A. Vogel of North Manchester; a sister Elizabeth Dyer of Indianapolis; and a grandson, Jim Vogel.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998 at St. Roberts Catholic Church with Father Ron Ramenaden officiating. Burial was in Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN. 

Preferred memorials are to the Knights of Columbus, Wabash, or Wabash County Heart Association. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Patricia L. Burr

Patricia L. Burr, 61, of Madison, OH, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 in Andover. She was born March 19, 1937 in Manistee, MI, the daughter of L. Dale and Gladys (Sunday) Grindle. She married Vernon S. Burr March 6, 1954 in North Manchester.

Mrs. Burr had lived at Madison since 1975, coming from Landing, M I. A homemaker and Avon lady for many years, she most enjoyed taking care of her family.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Geri Campbell of South Bend, IN, Pixie Burr of Cleveland and Lanna Roberts of Andover; a son, Scott of Madison; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Earl Grindle of North Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral was held Monday at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, with the Rev. jay Schmidt of Madison Central Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Preferred contributions in Mrs. Burr's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, N.E. Ohio Affiliate Inc., 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH.

Raymond H. Nordman

Raymond H. Nordman, 78, of 305 N. Buffalo St., No. Manchester, died Monday, October 26, 1998 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center of Fort Wayne. He was born in Wabash County Jan. 19,1920 to Herman and Hannah (Ferdinand) Nordman. 

He was a Veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion Post #286, North Manchester. He was a carpenter, and retired from Strauss Elevator after 30 years service.

He was first married to Dorothy Louise Wood July 1, 1939 and she died Mar. 12, 1959. His second marriage was to Emogene Moore Sept. 9, 1962 and she died Nov. 5, 1992. 

Survivors include a son Gene Nordman of Gillette, WY; two step sons, Joe Moore of Fort Wayne and Kerry Moore of North Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. John (Connie) Kline of North Manchester and Mrs. Bill (Patricia) Music of Laketon; a step daughter, Mrs. James (Rebel Louise) Hensley of North Manchester; two brothers, Merritt Nordman and Jack Nordman, both of North Manchester and a sister, Dorothy Nordman of North Manchester. There are also 12 grandchildren, 24 step grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 16 step great grandchildren. Preceding him was a son, four brothers and a sister.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at the Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN with Rev. J. P. Freeman officiating.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude B. Lipply

Gertrude B. Lipply, 85, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community and formerly of 4703W 1400N, North Manchester, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998 at Peabody Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1913 in Fulton County, IN to Otto C. and Lottie F. (Drudge) Doub.

She was married July 12, 1936 to Ezra B. Lipply, who preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1985. She was a homemaker, and a member of the South Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Maurice Lipply of North Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Lottie) Bammerlin of Akron; a brother, Carl Doub, Silver Lake; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.

Friends may call Thursday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 8 p.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary. Funeral will take place Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, 2:00 p.m. at the Packerton United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Orr and Rev. Gene Schwenk officiating. Friends may also call one hour prior to the Friday funeral service at the church.

Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

DeVere Grossnickle

Denver, CO - DeVere Grossnickle, 98, a former North Manchester resident who resided at Denver, CO during her latter years, died in Denver, Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998. She was born Oct. 21, 1900 at Laketon, IN to Enos and Virginia Tillman. She married Harold Grossnickle June 23, 1919 and he died in 1980.

Mrs. Grossnickle was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Denver. She will be remembered by North Manchester residents as serving on the Town Board, as Clerk-Treasurer of North Manchester, Past President of North Manchester BPW, Past Matron of Eastern Star, and was active in politics. She was also Past President of the Aurora (CO) BPW.

She is survived by two daughters - Virginia Glist of Denver, CO and Marilyn Degginger of Aurora, CO; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. One grandchild preceded her in death.

A Memorial service will be held at Christ United Church of Denver Monday, Nov. 1, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jay Rundell officiating. Preferred memorials are to Manchester College.


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