Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1999


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Mark A. Elliott

Mark Allen Elliott, 26, of 3268E 500N, Urbana, IN, died April 19, 1999 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. He was born Jan. 6, 1973 at Wabash to Stuart and Debra (Wilhelm) Elliott.

Mark attended the Roann Church of the Brethren. He was a 1992 graduate of Northfield High School.

Survivors include his parents, Stuart and Debra Elliott of Urbana; sisters, Stacie Frehse of Roann, and Melissa Elliott of Urbana; a brother Jason Elliott of Urbana; grandparents Dean and Sue Wilhelm of Roann and James and Marjorie Bridge of Logansport; and great-great grandmother, Lois Fickle of Royal Center, IN.

Friends may call at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel, Wabash, today (Wednesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Kurt Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Speicher Cemetery, located at Urbana.

Preferred memorials are to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Crystal Shoemaker

Crystal Shoemaker, 86, of 405 E. Main St., Silver Lake, IN, died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at her residence. She was born at Plymouth, IN Dec. 2, 1912 to Thurlow and Raydell (Ward) Shoemaker.

She was a 1931 graduate of Claypool High School, and attended Manchester College. She was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. She had worked for her father at his pharmacy in Claypool. A poet, she had two books published - "Songs of Soul" in 1938, and "Songs of the Season" in 1968.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Luella Shoemaker of Leesburg, IN. A brother preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Silver Lake Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Jarboe officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, IN. 

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Hospice of Kosciusko County.

Carl R. Nobles

Carl R. Nobles, 96, of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1902 at Fort Wayne to Perry C. and Elnora (Zumbrun) Nobles. He married Edna P. Hart Oct. 10, 1929, and she survives.

Mr. Nobles was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren. He was retired from Kroger Company in Ft. Wayne after 38 years of service. Following retirement, he worked part-time at the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes in Ft. Wayne.

In addition to his wife, Edna, he is survived by three sons - Roland H. and Donald P. Nobles, both of Ft. Wayne; and Noel R. Nobles of Mission Viejo, CA.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Timbercrest Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Lunkley officiating. Burial was in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, IN. 

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Timbercrest Retirement Community.

Averrell E. Kreis

Averrell E. "Joe" Kreis, 89, of Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, IN, and formerly of Beaver Dam and Silver Lake, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at Miller's Merry Manor. He was born Sept. 4, 1909 at Seward Township, Kosciusko Co., IN to Franklin and Florence (Perry) Kreis. He married Jeanette Enos May 20, 1933; she preceded him in death.

He was retired from Supreme Auger in 1974. He had also been employed with the Kosciusko County and Indiana State Highway Departments.

He is survived by two daughters - Mrs. Rex (Dianne) Clinker of Silver Lake, and Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Yoder of Goshen; three sons, Donald Kreis of Milford, IN, Boyd Kreis of Quincy, MI, and Burton Kreis of Claypool, IN; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Funeral service was held Saturday, April 17, 1999 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Silver Lake Chapel with Rev. Charles French officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.

Mary I. Bowman

Mrs. Mary Idell Bowman, 85, of 301 N. Second St., Apt. 1, Bridgewater, VA 22812, died suddenly Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. Born June 15, 1913 in Ottumwa, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Rev. S. Leslie and Dulcie Lovie (Williams) Cover. She was the wife of the late Rev. Clarence Rufus Bowman, who died in 1998.

Mrs. Bowman graduated from Bluffton (OH) College and Bethany Biblical Seminary of Chicago, IL. She was an organist, choir director and chorister. She directed a number of youth in dramatic productions.

Following Rev. and Mrs. Bowman's retirements in 1976 from serving Church of the Brethren congregations in Maryland, Virgina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California and Florida, Mrs. Bowman had been a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Ann Boyd of Sagertown, PA; two sons, Rev. Robert Cover Bowman of North Manchester, IN and Rev. John David Bowman, of Lititz, PA; nine grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Bowman was the last of her immediate family, being predeceased by two brothers.

Interment service was held Friday, April 16, at Pipe Creek Cemetery, near Linwood, MD, with Rev. Fred Bowman officiating. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 17, at the Bridgewater College Chapel, with grandson, Rev. Christopher D. Bowman, officiating. The family requests that contributions in her memory be made to the Memorial Fund of Bethany Theological Seminary, 6415 National Rd. W., Richmond, IN 47374-4095.

Ileana M. Brandenburg

Ileana M. ("Jake") Brandenburg, 69, of 437 So. First St., Pierceton, IN, died April 11, 1999 at her residence. She was born Sept. 4, 1929 at Liberty Mills, IN to Robert and Evelyn (Calhaun) Fitch in Kosciusko County where she was a resident since 1950.

She was married Feb. 4, 1950 to Harold Brandenburg, who preceded her in death April 6, 1999. She retired from Heckman Bindery in 1991 after 34 years service.

She is survived by three daughters - Bonnie E. Brandenburg and Linda Renschler, both of South Whitley, and Kay Miller of Warsaw; two sons - Harold Brandenburg of North Manchester and Robert Brandenburg of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters - Phyliss Dobea of Pierceton, Jean Verona of Hartford City, and Peggy Walker of North Manchester. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel of Pierceton, with Pastor Ron Sheranko officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery of Pierceton.

Preferred memorials are to the Pierceton Community Citizens Service Agency.

Harold R. Wood

Graveside services will be held Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. for Harold R. Wood, 67, of 708 Grant St., North Manchester, who died Thursday, Feb . 25, 1999 at Ft. Wayne Lutheran Hospital. He was the son of the late Dale A. and Florence E. (Gall) Wood, and was retired from General Telephone Company. 

The service will take place at Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, Indiana. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


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