Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1996


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Beata A. Wible

Beata A. "Bea" Wible, 84, a resident of Wabash Skilled Care Center of Wabash, and formerly of North Manchester, died at the Care Center Monday, May 6, 1966, 9:37 p.m. She was born July 23, 1911 at Bippus, IN to Dan and Emma (Gemmer) Urschel.

She married Harry J. Wible July 2, 1936, and he preceded her in death September 22, 1985. She was a graduate of Bippus High School, and also of the Fort Wayne Beauty College. She was owner-operator of her own beauty shop in North Manchester until the mid-1940s. She then joined her husband, Harry, in Wible's Shoe Store in North Manchester.

She was an accomplished pianist in the North Manchester area for many years, and played in the Rex Arlington Symphony in the 1920s and 30s out of Huntington, IN.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in North Manchester, a 50-year member of the North Manchester Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Friends of the Library in North Manchester, and was a charter member and first President of the Gamma Chapter of the E.S.A. She was a lifetime North Manchester resident.

Survivors include a son, Dan J. Wible of North Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Kay) Sutton of Blue Springs, MO.; a brother, Lamoine Urschel of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Louise Karn of North Manchester; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, North Manchester. Funeral service will be held at Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Friday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeffrey Hawkins and Deaconess Sabine Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to the North Manchester Public Library.

Dale W. Brindel

Dale William Brindel, 48, of the 3800 block of Pughesville Road, Suffolk, VA, died April 24, 1996 in a Portsmouth hospital.

He was a retired first class gunnersmate in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #898.

He is survived by two sons, Paul and Mark Brindel, and stepson, Joe Brindel, all of Norfolk; mother Joanne (Reiff) Brindel of Leesburg, FL; brother Gerry Brindel of Charlevoix, MI; special friend and soul mate, Sue Cook of Suffolk; and her children, Jennifer and Danny Cunningham, David and Tina Cook, Cindy and Peter Maley, Eddie and J. J. Cook, Richard and Sherry Cook; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service with Moose rites was conducted Saturday, April 27th in the Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland.

Betty J. Webber

Betty J. Webber, 70, died Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 1996 at Yorktown Health Care Center where she had resided for the past year following an extended illness. She was born in Muncie and graduated from Muncie Central High School and attended Ivy Tech.

Mrs. Webber was a life member of Women of the Moose Chapter #712 and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, a member of Warner Gear Sympathy Club and St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Robert "Chic" (Jo Ellen "Jodi") Lenox of Muncie; a stepdaughter, Beverly Lewis of Alabama; two brothers, Jerry L. (and wife, Lisa) Southworth of Bippus; and Larry D. (and wife, Sandy) Southworth of Fortville; a sister-in-law, Jane Southworth of Beaufort, S.C.; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Hedge, a stepson, Philip Hedge, her second husband, John W. Webber, a son, John R. Webber, her mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Art Doyle, her father and stepmother, Earl and Helen Southworth; a brother, Gene R. Southworth.

Memorial services were held Sunday in The Meeks Mortuary Chapel of 415 E. Washington St., Muncie, IN. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Dallas Guthrie
Dallas Guthrie, 79, of P.O. Box 235, Laketon, IN, died Wednesday evening, Mar. 20, 1996, at his residence. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 23, 1996 at Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service with Pastor J. P. Freeman officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester
Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.

Virgil W. Sites
Virgil W. Sites, 87, of 11623N 500E, North Manchester, died Thursday, March 21, 1996, 10:45 a.m. at Whit-ley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City. 
Funeral services were held Monday, March 25, 1996 at the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren with Pastor Mark Flora-Swick officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, or Wabash County Cancer Society.

Rodney J. Monce
Rodney James Monce was stillborn at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru on Wednesday, March 20, 1996, to R. Scott and Kimberly (Dunnuck) Monce.
Private graveside services were held at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash with Rev. Douglas Phillips officiating.

Clifford Shanahan
Clifford H. Shanahan, 81, of 607 W. Ninth St., North Manchester, passed away Monday, March 25, 1996, at 1:12 p.m. at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. 
Friends may call Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Bender Chapel, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service; funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Mar. 28, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Fred L. Orr officiating; he will be assisted by Pastor David Carlson.
Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association, or to that of the donor's choice.

Viola M. Eichholtz
Viola M. Eichholtz, 83, of 733 State Street, Wabash, IN, died Thursday, 7:48 a.m. Mar. 21, 1996 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. 
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 23, 1996 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary of North Manchester, with Stan Wilkinson officiating. Burial was in Old German Baptist Cemetery of North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Patricia B. Cook
Patricia B. Cook, 68, of 104 Thompson Dr., Moore, OK, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996 at So. West Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK. She was born Jan. 29, 1928 at Deedsville, IN to Merl and Edna (Roberts) Fetrow, both deceased.
She married Galen Frantz in January 1951; he died Sept. 20, 1976. She then married Emmett Cook who survives. She was a homemaker and a resident of Moore, OK since 1960. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Moore, OK.
In addition to her husband, Emmett Cook, she is survived by a son, Eric Gene Frantz; a brother James Fetrow of Glocester, VA; four sis-ters - Maxine Beecher of Val-paraiso, IN, Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) Lautzenhiser of North Manchester, Jean Swartz of Akron, IN and Mrs. Charles (Sue) Widner of Sebring, FL; and two grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death.
The Rev. Carl Lemna officiated at the funeral services held Monday, April 8, 1996 at Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, and burial which was in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.

Doris E. Parr
Doris Elizabeth Parr, 84, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Wednesday, April 3, 1996 at Peabody Healthcare Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1911 in Wabash County to Elbert and Elsie Dora (Kent) Lindley. 
A graduate of Lagro High School and Manchester College, she taught school at Dora, Lincolnville, Lagro, and Southwood Elementary School for a total of 40 years. She was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, AARP, Marion YWCA, and Retired Teachers Association.
A son, Linwood Lindley Parr of Littleton, CO, survives along with two grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death.
Pastor Douglas Bytwerk officiated at the April 6, 1996 funeral services held at Main St. Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service. Burial was in Lagro Cemetery, Lagro, IN. 
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.


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