Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1999

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Arnold R. Eubank

Arnold R. Eubank, 85, of 808 W. Thorn St., North Manchester, IN died Monday, June 21, 1999 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1914 at Servia, IN to Josiah W. and Laura (Stellar) Eubank. He married Catherine Grossnickle Aug. 25, 1934 and she survives.

He was an employee of the town of North Manchester for 15 years. He attended Faith Baptist Church of North Manchester.

In addition to his wife, he survived by a son, James Eubank of Ramseur, N.C.; daughters Ethel Mae Justice of North Manchester, and Mrs. James (Bonnie) Merritt of Roann; sisters Dortha Davis of Melrose Park, IL and Mary Ellen Eubank of Wabash; 15 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Friends may call Thursday, June 24, 1999 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church and one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at the church Friday, June 25, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Andrew Gathany will be assisted by Rev. Don Fisher at the funeral. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary of North Manchester is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church or the Wabash County Cancer Fund.

Eldo "Glenn" Ridenour, Jr.

Eldo "Glenn" Ridenour, Jr., 74, of 52 Mobile Home Estates, West Lafayette, IN 47906, died Sunday, June 20, 1999 at Millers Merry manor of Peru, IN. He was born May 1, 1925 at Wabash, IN to Eldo Glenn Sr. and Lucille (Cattin) Ridenour. He married Barbara Shank Sept. 1985; she died April 1987.

Glenn retired from Brunswick Corp. in Portage, MI; he was a member and former Deputy Grand Chancelor of the Lafayette, IN Knights of Pythias. He had lived in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area the past 23 years, coming from the Kalamazoo/Portage, MI area where he lived for 27 years.

He is survived by a son, Kevin Ridenour of Peru, IN; daughters Karen Kahler of Schoolcraft, MI and Sharon Cannon of Comstock, MI; sisters Peggie Wise of Lafayette and Sara Herman of Newport Richey, FL; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held today (Wednesday, June 23, 1999) at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery, located at Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer's Association.

Irene L. Beery

Irene L. Beery, 86, of 9366N 300E, North Manchester, died at Wabash County Hospital Thursday, June 17, 1999. She was born Jan. 1, 1913 in Wabash County to Lauren L. and Edna (Stands) Hoover. She married Robert W. Beery Sept. 3, 1938 at the home of her parents in Wabash County. 

She graduated as valedictorian of her class from Chester High School in North Manchester in 1931. She then graduated from Manchester College as salutatorian in 1935 with a B.A. degree in Home Economics and Latin. She taught English and Home Economics for three years at Linlawn High School in Wabash. She was a homemaker and did a lot of volunteer work at One World Handcrafts in North Manchester. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday School for many years. From 1982-1993 she and her husband served as volunteers for several weeks each fall at the Church World Service Center in New Windsor, MD.

She is survived by her husband Robert W., sons Leland H. Beery and Stanley K. Beery, both of North Manchester; and David L. Beery of Mount Prospect, IL; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Jeanine L.) Samuelson of Angola, IN; a brother, Fred Hoover of Wilmington, DE; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Sunday, June 20, 1999 at the Assembly Room at Timbercrest Retirement Community with Pastors Susan Boyer and Christen Miller- Rieman officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, located at Servia, IN.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorials made be made to Church World Service, 1100 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Laymon Howard

Laymond Howard, 60, of 607 N. Maple Street, North Manchester, IN died June 16, 1999 at Three Rivers Hospital, Three Rivers, MI, the result of an auto accident. He was born June 20, 1938 at Prestonburg, KY to Warnie and Zella (Prater) Howard. He married Carol Robinson in North Manchester May 13, 1961. Laymon was a supervisor at the North Manchester Foundry for 41 years. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester, a 1958 graduate of Chester High School, and a lifetime North Manchester resident. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of North Manchester; sons Gary Scott (Tonya) Howard and Rodney Allen (Carol) Howard, both of Indianapolis; sisters Mrs. Lou Lindzy of St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Clyde (Peggy) Parks of Gainesville, FL, Mrs. Gary (Cynthia) Bowers of Loma, CO, and Mrs. Larry (Geneva) Woodward of Wabash, IN; brothers Paul (Caroline) Howard of North Manchester; Roy (Jacqueline) Howard of Pinckney, MI and George (Janet) Howard of South Whitley, IN; an aunt, Maude Joseph of Frankfort, KY; four grandchildren; 11 nephews and 10 nieces. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel with Pastor Jeff Freeman officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Congregational Christian Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Charles H. Knee

Charles H. Knee, 84, of 3136 N. Starflower Terrace, Beverly Hills, FL died Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness, FL. He was born Sept. 17, 1914 at Peru, IN to John Charles and Christina (Clevenger) Knee. He married Thelma Harshman on Oct. 17, 1973. 

Charles was a retired farmer and road builder. He was a charter member of the Urbana, IN Lions club and a member of the Beverly Hills Moose Lodge. He was a World War II Army veteran. He had resided in Florida since 1973.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Knee of Beverly Hills, FL; a son, Terry (Marcia) Knee of Urbana; daughters Mrs. Pete (Kay) Hapner of Roann and Mrs. Jeff (Lori) Holland of Las Vegas, NV; sisters Charlene Chojkowski of Cumberland, PA and Alice Mills of Peru, IN; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A brother, three sisters and two grandchildren preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel in Wabash, with Rev. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.

Maxine Kratzer

Maxine Kratzer, 97, a resident of Millers Merry manor East, Wabash, IN, died Wednesday, June 16 1999 at Millers. She was born Jan. 6, 1902 at Silver Lake, IN to Edgar and Rose (Decker) Snyder. She married Myrval E. Kratzer in Michigan on Oct. 6, 1912; he died Aug. 26, 1986. 

She was a member of the Urbana Yoke Parish, and the Lends-a-Hand Club. She was a Silver Lake High School graduate.

Survivors include daughters Mrs. Joe (Peggy) Yarnelle of Wabash and Mrs. Dean (Beverly) Tyner of Port Orange, FL; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral service was held Saturday, June 19, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Pastor Ken Parsons officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.

Wayne F. Stein

Wayne F. Stein, 64, of 467 N. Huntington St., Wabash, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at his residence. He was born June 20, 1934 at North Dorr, MI to Kenneth and Florence (Wolf) Stein. He married Modesta Pitsch on Nov. 29, 1958 at the Visitation Catholic Church in North Door, MI.

He owned Wayne's Coatings in Wabash for 13 years. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic church of Wabash, where he was Eucharistic Minister. He was a 4th Degree Knight and former Grand Knight of the Wabash Knights of Columbus, Council number 2957. He was also a member of the Wabash Area Chamber of Commerce, and a Marine Corp veteran. He lived in Wabash since 1969, coming from Grand Rapids, MI.

Survivors include his wife, Modesta of Wabash; his mother Florence Stein, also of Wabash; sons Nick Stein of Glenview, IL and Joel Stein of Indianapolis, IN; daughters Holly Stein and Heather Stein, both of Wabash; and five grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Friday, June 18, 1999 at Saint Bernard Catholic Church with Father Tim Wrozek officiating. Burial was in the Resurrection Cemetery of Grand Rapids, MI.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the St. Bernard Catholic School.

Nada B. Rooney

HUNTINGTON - Nada B. Rooney, 91, of 8492 W. Bracken Road, Huntington, died June 14, 1999 at Huntington Memorial Hospital. She was born April 7, 1908 in Claypool to Samuel and Hattie (Metzger) Smith. On Sept. 29, 1932 in Decatur, she married Marion Rooney who died Jan. 15, 1972.

Survivors include a son, Rodney Rooney of Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Janyth) Warner of Pierceton; a brother, Ford Smith of Claypool; a sister, Florine Summe, St. Petersburg, FL; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Services were at Myers Funeral Home of Huntington Thursday, June 17, 1999 with the Rev. Raymond Waldfogel officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery of North Manchester.


 

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