Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1997
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Beulah A. Main
Beulah A. Main, 98, of Muncie, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 29, 1997 at her residence fol-lowing a brief illness.
She was born in Delaware County, attended schools ion Muncie and attended Muncie Normal Institute, now Ball State University.
Mrs. Main was a homemaker and lived almost her entire life in the Muncie area, except for a few years in North Manchester. She was a member of College Avenue United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Helen R. Yount of North Manchester and Mildred R. Teverbaugh; four grandchildren; six great grand-children; and two great-great grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Watterman Main.
Services will be held in Elm Ridge Cemetery, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997; burial will follow.
Friends may call at the ceme-tery one hour prior to service time on Thursday. Memorials may be directed to College Avenue United Methodist Church. The Meeks Mortuary, 416 E. Wash-ington St., Muncie, IN 47305, is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley A. Craig
Shirley A. Craig, 74, of 311 S. Maple Street, Akron, IN died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997 at her home. She had been in failing health for the past six weeks.
She was born Sept. 30, 1923 at Akron, IN to Harry and Myrtle (Raymer) Howard, both of whom preceded her in death. She lived her entire life in the Akron area in the same house in which she was born with the exception of two years. She married Arthur R. Craig January 26, 1947 at Rochester, IN.
She worked for 29 years as secretary for Sonoco Products Co., of Akron, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Akron Church God, and was on the Akron Library Board of Directors, and the Akron Cemetery Board of Directors. She was also a teacher's aide and a substitute teacher for the Akron Elementary School for the past five years.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur, at home; three nieces - Mrs. Tom (Sandra) Burch of North Manchester, Ann Kreider of Yardley, PA, and Paula Foellinger of Indianapolis; a nephew, Craig Schaller of Indi-anapolis; and a sister-in-law, Maxine Schaller of Indi-anapolis. She is also survived by several cousins, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death with her parents are three sisters - Evelyn Howard, Florence Richter, and Alice Ambridge.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Foster & Good Funeral Home of Akron, or in the Akron Church of God one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997. The Rev. James Malbone will offi-ciate and burial will be in Akron Cemetery, Akron, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Akron Church of God or to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation (ALS) (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Clyde O. Duker
Clyde Oliver (C.O.) Duker, 88, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 at Wabash Skilled Care Center, Wabash. He was born March 19, 1909 at Nappanee, IN to Dwight and Ella (Johnson) Duker, both deceased. He married Sarah Irene Poor at Celina, OH on August 24, 1935. She died Feb. 7, 1992. C.O. was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church and the Wabash Lions Club. He was a retired school teacher who had taught for eight years at Concord Township Schools in Elkhart County, eight years at Concord Township Schools in DeKalb County, and 24 years at the Metropolitan School District in Wabash County. He had lived in Wabash since 1952, coming from DeKalb County, IN, before moving to Peabody Retirement Community.
Survivors include two sons - Douglas D. of Akron, OH and Denis C. of Chanhassen, MN; a daughter, Dorinda D. Lee of Nashville, TN; a sister, Clara Eaton of Goshen, IN; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held this morning (Wednesday), October 1, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Jeffrey Smith officiating. Entombment was in the Gardens of Memory Ceme-tery of Marion, IN.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash was in charge of arrangements.
Rev. John W. Davis
Rev. John W. Davis, 71, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community since May 1997, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 at Timbercrest Retirement Community. He was born Dec. 7, 1925 at South Bend, IN to Warren C. and Edith (Stookey) Davis, both deceased.
He married Lois Bagwell in North Manchester Dec. 18, 1949. He was a retired pastor in the Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist Churches for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Syracuse Calvary United Methodist church, a member of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist church, and a World War II Army Veteran. Before coming to Timbercrest, he had lived in Syracuse, IN for seven years.
Survivors include his wife, Lois, of North Manchester; three sons - Stephen P. and Timothy J., both of Syracuse, and Michael T. of Lawrenceburg, IN; a daugh-ter, Mrs. Ned (Mary) Rogers of Batesville, IN; a brother, Ted C. Davis of Rochester, IN and a sister, Mrs. DeVerl (Marjorie) Holloway of Rochester, IN; and seven grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) Oct. 1, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist church of Syracuse; Rev. Leroy Wise officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery of North Manchester.
Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Oakwood Foundation, Syracuse, IN.
Clinton E. Smith
Clinton E. Smith, 82, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Man-chester, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 at Peabody Healthcare Center. He was born March 12, 1915 at Bismark, N.D. to Roy and Mabel (Kline) Smith. He married Dora J. Harter Sept. 22, 1934 and she survives.
He was a retired farmer and retired from Indiana State Highway Department in 1977.
In addition to his wife, Dora, he is survived by a son, Danny Smith of Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Sharon) Hoffman of North Manchester, and Mrs. Richard (Beverly Ann) Helfrich of Moran, MI; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary of North Manchester. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery of Silver Lake, IN. The Rev. Rick Shockley officiated for the ser-vices.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.
Janice M. Bland
She was a member of the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church on Erie St. For the past seven years, she made her home with two very special people, Jack and Shirley Sparks.
She is survived by two brothers - Dorwin "Bud" Grimm and Larry Grimm, both of Wabash; two sisters - Judith Murphy of North Manchester, and Jo Ann Garrett of Marion, IN.
Funeral was held Monday, Sept. 29, at the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Venny VanHoose and Jack Sparks officiating; burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Fune-ral Service, 86 E. Main St., Wabash, was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare & Hospice.
Hollace L. (Clark) Cummins
Hollace L. (Clark) Cum-mins, 93, a resident of Miller's Merry Manor of Huntington, IN, and formerly of Liberty Mills, IN, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 at Miller's Merry Manor of Huntington. She was born Feb. 17, 1904 in Owen County, IN to Bert Wilson and Ora Ellen (Brammer) Clark. She was a homemaker, leaving a son, Lowell R. "Jack" Cummins of Walkerton, IN; two daughters Betty L. Green of North Manchester and Jean C. Myer of Toledo, OH; and a sister, Ada Clark of Lafayette, IN. Also surviving are six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. A daughter, four brothers and a sister pre-ceded her in death.
Funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary of North Manchester with the Rev. Mark Flora-Swick officiating. Burial was in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, IN.
Preferred memorials are to Alzheimer's Association, 919 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrange-ments.
Genevee Miller, 82, of 2249 Lukens Lake Road, Laketon, IN, died Sept. 24, 1997 at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1915 at Mexico, IN to Ulysses and Lulu (Herron) Zobrosky. She was a seamstress who married Arden Miller Dec. 1, 1933; he preceded her in death June 22, 1986. She was a member of the First Brethren Church of North Manchester.
Survivors include a son Terry Miller of New Smyrna Beach, FL; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary, with the Rev. Marlin McCann officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrange-ments.
James A. Treska
James Allen Treska, 64, of 178 E. Hill St., Wabash, IN died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 at his Hill Street residence. He was born Aug. 6, 1933 at Speicherville, IN to Joseph and Anna Marie (Simota) Treska. He married Sue Harris in Wabash on Nov. 24, 1961. He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash.
Mr. Treska was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War and receiving two Purple Hearts. He was a re-tired farmer, worked at General Tire and Rubber Co. in Wabash for 11 years, and was the custodian at St. Bernard Catholic School and church for three years.
In addition to his wife, Sue, survivors include two sons - Robert L. Treska of Henderson, NV and Rick A. Treska of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Beth Driscoll of Urbana; a brother, George Treska of Lagro; three sisters - Rose A. Harris of Wabash, Barbara McCourry of Freehold, NJ and Pauline Brinkman of Hartford, CT; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
A vigil for Mr. Treska was held Sunday evening at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel. Funeral service was held Monday Sept. 29 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash with Fr. Tim Wrozek officiat-ing. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society.