Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1998


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Donald J. Montel

Donald Jacob Montel, 74, of Oak Grove, MO,. passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1923 in Silver Lake, IN, the son of Royal and Elizabeth Montel. 

He was a 1941 graduate of Sidney High School. He married Marcella J. Green on June 6, 1964. He was employed as an operating engineer at the Medical Center of Independence, MO. He was a Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ, Restoration Branch, a member of the Union of Operating Engineers, and the Fleet Reserves of San Leandro, CA. His grandfather, Calvin Eiler, was the pastor in charge when the West Manchester Church of the Brethren was built.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella; a niece, Susan Butcher of South Whitley, IN; a stepdaughter, Lloy Jane Stowell of Grain Valley, MO; a stepson, James A. Green of Jonesboro, GA; a daughter, Sandy Tusing of Germantown, IN; a sister, Bessie Hendricks of North Platte, NE; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 14th at The Church of Jesus Christ, Oak Grove Restoration Branch. Burial was in Valley Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley, MO. The Royer Funeral Home, 100 Royer Lane, Grain Valley, MO was in charge of arrangements.

William L. McGinnis

William L. McGinnis, 68, of 760 Linlawn Dr., Wabash, IN died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 at Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash. He was born April 24, 1930 at Wabash, IN to Theodore and Mary (Matthews) McGinnis. He married Joan Lynn Nov. 3, 1974 and she survives.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church, a life member of the Moose, American Legion-VFW Eagles of Wabash, and was past Vice President of 2nd District Indiana Moose Association for the past three years. He was employed as a truck driver for Brown Trucking Company for 33 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Richard L. McGinnis of Urbana; two step sons - Kennie Pack of Weyauwega, WI and Billy Pack of Wabash; daughters, Mrs. Randy (Debra) Corn and Mrs. Gary (Kelly) Stout, both of Wabash; step daughters Mrs. Darrell (Donna) Young of Auburn and Mrs. Terry (Edna) Bassett of Wabash; a brother John McGinnis of Wabash; sisters Mrs. Norman (Kay) Pierson, Mrs. LeRoy (Ruth) Newman and Mrs. Paul (Sandy) Booth, all three of Wabash; five grandchildren, six step grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two step great-grandchildren. One son and a brother preceded him in death.

Moose Twilight service was held Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., and the funeral was held today (Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998) at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary of Wabash, with the Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery of Wabash.

Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials may be made to Wabash County Cancer Fund or to Moose Heart.

Shade C. Dials

Shade C. Dials, 88, of 369 West St., Wabash, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 at Manor Care Nursing Home of Kokomo, IN. He was born April 4, 1910 at Litt Carr, KY to Robert and Matilda (Mullins) Dials.

He was first married at Litt Carr, KY in 1931 to Velma Hall. He then married Geneva Bently, also at Litt Car in 1949. Both are deceased. He retired from the Wabash City Parks Department after 20 years employment.

He is survived by a son, Donald Dials of Kokomo; daughters Dixie Keck of Tenino, WA, Delta See of Garden Grove, CA, and Sharon Gillespie of Wabash, IN; a sister, Mada Berry of Wabash; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A step son, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held today (Oct. 21, 1998) at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Bobby Ward officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery of Wabash.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Harold W. Hand

Harold W. Hand, 86, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. He was born July 25, 1912 in Crawford County, IL to Guy and Maude (Murphy) Hand. He married Imogene L. Schmalzried Feb. 20, 1934 and she survives.

He was retired as a farmer and carpenter. He was a former member of Flying Farmers of America.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jerry Hand of Sidney, IN; two daughters - Mrs. Jim (Barbara) Speicher of North Manchester and Mrs. Pete (Estella) Heckman of St. Augustine, FL; a brother, Kenneth Hand of Hutsonville, IL; a sister, Doris Tredway of Robison, IL; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Friends may call Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Urbana, IN.

Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy R. Anderson

Dorothy Rose Anderson, 94, of 1036 Pike St., Wabash, IN died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998 at Miller's Merry Manor West, Wabash. She was born Jan. 14, 1904 in North Manchester to Samuel Arthur and Rose Lillian (Rhodes) Noftzger.

She married Harold "Red" Anderson June 26, 1928 in North Manchester, and he died Nov. 5, 1980. She was a graduate of Manchester High School and attended Manchester College. 

She was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church, a past board member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Auxiliary, a member of the Wabash Musicale, and a former member of Tri Kappa Sorority of Wabash. She was a music teacher in the Servia Elementary School, and a private piano teacher. She was a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, and served as a judge for the Guild.

She is survived by a foster daughter, Vivian Bone Watts of Fort Wayne; a granddaughter, Janet Osterholt of Roanoke, IN and a grandson, John Bone of Sheboygan, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Wabash Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash, with Rev. Jeffrey D. Smith officiating. Burial will take place in the Falls Cemetery of Wabash.

Friends may call Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Musicale. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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