Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1998
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Ruby E. Kolb
Ruby Evelyn Kolb, 89, of 224 Shady Lane Dr., Wabash, IN, died Saturday, July 11, at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born April 27, 1909 in Huntington County, IN to Frank and Catherine (Forrester) Pinkerton. She married Foster John Kolb in New Castle, IN on Oct. 4, 1938; he died Dec. 12, 1978.
She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God. Ruby was a retired clerical worker for Marion Machine Foundry and for the Wabash County Soil and Water Conservation Service.
Survivors include a daugh-ter, Nancy N. Kolb of Wabash, and a sister, Ina G. Love, of Warren, IN.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with the Rev. Terry Canfield offici-ating. Burial was in Grant Memorial Park, located at Marion, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the First Church of God Piano Fund.
Laura J. Baker
Laura J. Baker, 87, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, died Saturday, July 11, 1998 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN. She was born Aug. 12, 1910 at Huntertown, IN to Christian Sylvester and Daisy Ethel (Sewell) Swears. She married A. Leroy Baker on March 24, 1929 in Wabash County; he died June 16, 1977.
A lifetime Wabash County resident, she was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Nazarene. She worked at Heckman Bindery where she retired in 1975. She and her husband owned Al's Restaurant in Sidney from 1947-1955.
Survivors include three sons - Alfred L. Baker of Cambridge City, IN, Richard D. Baker of North Manchester, and Ronald L. Baker of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. McCleland (Jean) Lockard of New Haven, IN; a sister, Esther Shriver of Wabash; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and a son preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held to-day (Wednesday, July 15, 1998) at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel with the Rev. Theron Haynes officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Peabody Foundation or to the North Manchester Church of the Nazarene. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille H. Ussery
Lucile H. Ussery, 97, a resi-dent of Peabody Retirement Community since 1985, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN. She was born June 7, 1901 at Monticello, IN to George and Cora Lee (Fleenor) Boze. She married Lloyd Ussery on Sept. 1, 1926 and he died Feb. 1, 1964.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of North Manchester and was very active in the women's organization of the church. She was a member of the Mothers of World War II, the 40 & 8 Women's Auxiliary, and the American Legion Women's Auxiliary where she was past president of the lo-cal chapter and past vice presi-dent of the state chapter. She volunteered at the Marion VA Hospital for 11 years. She was a 1918 graduate of Wolf Lake High School.
Survivors include two sons - Lloyd Ussery of Venice, FL and Lionel Ussery of Swayzee, IN; three half sisters - Beaulah Frusorger of Swartz Creek, MI, Laura Jane McDuffee of LaOtto, IN and Lois Isabell Walters of Dunedin, FL; a half brother, Henry Boze of Lafayette, IN; and two grand-children.
Funeral service was held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel Saturday, July 11, 1998 with Deaconess Sabine Thomas officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Preferred Memorials are to the Peabody Foundation or the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Josephine B. Sullivan
Josephine Blanche Sullivan, 90, a resident of Millers Merry Manor West, Wabash, IN, died Monday, July 13, 1998 at Millers Merry Manor West. She was born Aug. 31, 1907 in Wabash County, Indiana to Claude and Blanche (Tomson) Carr. She married Pete Sullivan in Wabash on Sept. 1, 1930, and he died June 4, 1965.
She was a 1925 graduate of Chippewa High School. She became a homemaker, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Treaty.
Survivors include two daughters - Mrs. Glenn (Marlyn) Brown and Mrs. Roy (Sharon) Hinrichsen, both of Wabash; and a son, Jay Sullivan, also of Wabash; 17 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. A daughter, a great grandchild and three brothers preceded her in death.
Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Main Street Chapel, Wabash, Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel on Friday, July 17, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Scott Saltsman officiating. Flowers are not discouraged, but for those who wish, a preferred memorial is the Church of Christ at Treaty.