Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1997


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Forrest E. Reed

Forrest Emerson Reed, 95, of 12051 Hampton Ct., Carmel, IN, died Monday, April 21, 1997 at American Village Retirement Community of Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 27, 1902 at Pleas-ant Hill, OH to Alonzo C. and Anna (Landefeld) Reed. He mar-ried Catherine Reed who died in May, 1952. He then married Jeanne Stephenson August 15, 1953 who survives.

He received his undergraduate education at Miami University and Ashland College, from which he received his baccalau-reate degree in 1923. He earned a master's degree at the Univer-sity of Michigan in 1926. Profes-sor Reed also studied at the Uni-versity of Chicago, Alliance Francaise in Paris, the Universi-dad Nacional de Mexico, the Institut de Touraine de I'Universite de Poitiers, and Purdue Uni-versity. His fields of specializa-tion are French and Spanish.

Beginning his teaching career in an Ohio junior high school, Professor Reed taught two years at Ashland College, three sum-mers at Juanita College, one summer at LaVerne College, and spent three years as a Library Assistant at the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the faculty of Manchester College since 1927 and has served as Professor of French and Spanish and Head of the Department of Modern Lan-guage, retiring in May, 1967.

Professor Reed's professional memberships include the National Federation of Modern Language teachers, the American Association of Teachers of French, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Modern Language Association. For 12 years he served as secretary of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. He has traveled in Mexico and has made two ex-tended trips to Europe. He is also a member of the First Brethren Church of Goshen. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step daughter, Di-ane Cripe of Carmel, IN and a step son, John L. Oswald of Jupiter, FL; and nine step grand-children. A son and a step son preceded him in death.

Private graveside service will be held Saturday, April 26, 1997 at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN. Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service is in charge of arrange-ments.

Preferred memorials are to the First Brethren Church of Goshen or the Manchester College Library Fund.

James D. Warren

James Delbert Warren, 63, of 125 N. Allen St., Wabash, IN, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1934 to Frank E. and Martha (McDonald) Warren, both deceased. He married Margie Taylor June 17, 1975, and she survives.

He was an employee of Wabash Alloys for 23 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James Warren of Pontica, IL; step sons Glen-dale McVay of Rochester and Jack Markham of Evansville; step daughter, Pat Markham of Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother, Dan-nie Warren of Chesapeake, OH; sisters Mrs. Frank (Martha) Collins, Mrs. Anna Slone, Mrs. Beryle (Shirley) Miller and Mrs. Rena Warren, all of Wabash; Mrs. Bertha Christian of Amar-illo, TX and Mrs. Orville (Linda) Warren of Lagro; one grandchil-dren and six step grandchildren; and one great grandchild. One sister preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be held Friday, April 25,1997 at 2 p.m. at the Friends Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Phillips officiating.

Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mor-tuary was in charge of arrange-ments.

Ella L. Ireland

Ella Louise (Goehler) Ireland died March 15, 1997. She was born July 23, 1920 in Pana, IL to Clarence and Bernice Goehler. She moved to Laketon, IN in 1927 where the family ran the Sunrise Dairy for many years. She graduated from Laketon High School in 1938 and later from Wayne Beauty College. In 1942 she married Frank M. Ire-land.

Ella is survived by her husband Frank, daughter Julie Washington, grandchildren Erin and Bharti, sister Mary Ohmart; brothers-in-law Jean Ireland (Marie) and Lester Binnie, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Livonia, MI where she was a member.

Anyone wishing to make donations may send them to St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, S.D., or Christ the King Lutheran Church, 9300 Farm-ington Road, Livonia, MI 48150.

Jeanette Lochner

Jeanette Lochner, 88, of Fort Wayne, IN died April 19, 1997 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 22, 1908 at Larwill IN to Edward and Alice (Gebert) Eby.

She was a retired secretary for Indiana Service Corporation. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors of America, and was Past President of PTA for former Riverside School.

Survivors include her husband, Elsworth P. Lochner; a daughter, Judy A. Kanning of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Phyllis J. Russell of North Manchester; a stepson, Stanley C. Goff of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home of Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Keith Olson offici-ating. Burial was in IOOF Ceme-tery, New Haven.

Marie Dillman

Marie Dillman, 98, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died April 17, 1997 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1898 at North Manchester to Albert J. and Lydia (Mishler) Walther.

She married Lloyd E. Dillman April 28, 1921 in North Manch-ester, and he preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1969. She was a graduate of Chester High School, and attended Manchester College. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren for many years and a member of the Huntington Church of the Brethren during the time she lived in Huntington. She was also a member of the North Manchester Historical Society and The Garden Club. She was an avid gardener and grew decorative gourds and fashioned them into art objects. She was also a student of genealogy and she prepared a lengthy booklet of Walther genealogy.

She is survived by sons Louis Dillman of Brunswick, ME and Thomas Dillman of Delaware, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Rose Marie Overman of Mishawaka, IN; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and three brothers.

Funeral service was held April 21, 1997 at Timbercrest Chapel with Rev. John Mishler and Rev. Helen Beery officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.

Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Naomi Burns

Naomi Beatrice Burns, 82, of 1465 Adams St., Wabash, IN, died April 18, 1997 at Wabash Healthcare Center, Wabash,. IN. She was born Feb. 15, 1915 in Erie Twp., Miami County, IN to Dorsey and Maude (Zimmerman) Day. She married Oren Burns Oct. 14, 1937 at St. Joe, MI. She worked at Ogans Grocery on Pike Street and Scotts Dime Store in Wabash. She was a 1934 graduate of Peru High School.

Survivors include her husband, Oren of Wabash; and a brother, L.E. Day of Peru. Two brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral service was held Monday, April 21, 1997 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Scott Makin officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.

Mary K. Eddingfield

Mary Kathryn Eddingfield, 72, of 23 E. Hill St., Wabash, died April 18, 1997 at Martin Memo-rial Hospital, Stuart, FL. She was born March 1, 1925 at Wabash, IN to Charles L. and Lila (Handwerk) Moore.

A lifetime Wabash resident, she was a registered nurse. She was also office manager at Ed-dingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary for 30 years. 

She graduated from Ball State University in 1945, and married Dale W. Eddingfield Aug. 26, 1950, and he survives.

She was a member of First Methodist Church, Wabash. She was also a member of Ladies of the Moose of Wabash, Elks Auxiliary of Wabash, and Ameri-can Legion Auxiliary of Wabash.

Other survivors include a son, Joseph W. Eddingfield, of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Sara) Karst of Hunting-ton; a sister, Mrs. Nedra Garri-son of Wabash; and three grandchildren. One sister pre-ceded her in death.

Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), April 23, 1997 in the chapel of the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary with Rev. Paul Horine officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Ceme-tery.

Gordon W. Brooks

Gordon William Brooks, 76, of 1186 Falls Ave., Wabash, died April 14, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1921 at Wabash to Isaac and Anna (Summers) Brooks. He married Ruth Christman Feb. 3, 1942 in Wabash.

Mr. Brooks owned Brooks Realty in Wabash until his re-tirement in 1976. He also was a real estate developer, having de-veloped Brooks Acres Addition. He also helped develop Can-delite Village, where he also built most of the new homes. He helped design and build Lee Brook & Miami Heights Apts. and constructed several build-ings throughout the city. At one time he farmed and raised cattle. Mr. Brooks was a Republican candidate for mayor of Wabash in 1971 and for the Wabash City Council in 1975. He was a for-mer member of the Wabash Carnegie Public Library board of directors and a 1938 graduate of Wabash High School.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Fri-day, April 18, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel with Pastor Will McLaughlin officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

James W. Collins

James W. Collins, 87, died at Wabash Health Care Center April 16, 1997. He was born at Paintsville, KY April 27, 1909 to David W. and Sarah (Collins) Collins, both deceased.

He was an employee of Wabash Alloys for 20 years. He married Gustava Boyd Dec. 7, 1935 and she preceded him in death Feb. 7, 1964.

Survivors include a son, Prince Edward Collins of Wabash; and daughters Mrs. Lonnie (Diana) Nielsen of Wabash and Mrs. James (Mary) Chladek of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, five broth-ers and three sisters.

Graveside service was held Saturday, April 19, 1997 at Falls Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Phillips officiating. Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer E. Wolf

Arrangements are pending at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary for Elmer E. Wolf, 83, of 118 W. Lakeside Drive (Sandy Beach). Mr. Wolf died April 22, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital.


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