Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1998

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R. Ray Clark

Royal Ray "Razor" Clark, 53, of 11237S 500W, Silver Lake, IN, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born August 16, 1944 at South Bend,. IN, the son of Delmer and Margaret (Brown) of Silver Lake, IN.

He was a farmer and a parts manager for Kerlin Tractor Sales of Silver Lake for 34 years. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1962 and was also an auctioneer for the past 15 years. He was a 30-year member of the Silver Lake Fire Department, a 25-year member of the Silver Lake Lions Club, and a member of the Indiana Auctioneers Association. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1518, Eagles Lodge, and the American Legion, all of North Manchester. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He married Susan E. Leckrone May 25, 1968 who survives, along with a son, Robert R. Clark of Silver Lake; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Lynch of Claypool, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Clark of Silver Lake. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Alan Clark in 1977.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 29, 1998 at the Center United Methodist Church, SR 15N, Silver Lake, IN with the Rev. Martha Cory officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery of Silver Lake.

Preferred memorials are to the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Stella Mollett

Stella Mollett, 94, of 451 Congress St., Wabash, IN, died Sunday, March 29, 1998 at Community Care Center of Wabash. She was born Feb. 19, 1904 at Boone's Camp, KY to Melvin and Minnie (Daniels) Dutton. She married John C. Penix in Boone's Camp, KY in 1925; he died in 1944. Stella owned and operated Penix Grocery in Paintsville 40 years. She was a member of the Old United Baptist Church in Packerton, IN.

She is survived by three sons - Port Penix of Wabash, Joe Penix of Paintsville, KY and John Penix of Meally, KY; 26 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren, and a sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones & Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, KY with burial to take place in the Daniels Cemetery, located at Johnson County, KY. 

Local arrangements are by Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, of Wabash.

Neva B. Royer

Neva B. Royer, 82, of 9 Maple Court, North Manchester, IN 46962 died at her residence Saturday, March 28, 1998. She was born Sept. 22, 1915 at Burlington, IN to Price and Elsie (Thomas) Bailey. She married Max J. Royer Dec. 25, 1939, and he died July 13, 1997.

She was a member of the Northview Church of the Brethren in Indianapolis and Chapter 364, Order of the Eastern Star of Irvington (Indianapolis), and the Indianapolis Chapter of ADK (Alpha Delta Kappa). 

She was a graduate of Manchester College and held a Master's Degree from Butler University in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school for more than 30 years in Winona Lake, IN and Warren and Washington Township in Indianapolis. After retiring in 1979 she helped her husband in the real estate appraisal business. She lived in North Manchester since 1993, coming from Indianapolis where she lived for 50 years.

The is survived by a son, Thomas Jay (Catherine) Royer of Adrian, MI, and two brothers, Billy Reed Bailey of Cape Coral, FL and Eugene Leland Bailey of Mesa, AZ.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at Peabody Chapel, North Manchester, with the Revs. Lester Young and Robert Schmeiser officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery of North Manchester.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Caring Circle at Peabody Retirement Community, or Northview Church of the Brethren, Indianapolis, or North Winona Church of the Brethren in Kosciusko County, IN.

Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley, 76, of 1103 W. Main St., North Manchester, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at his residence. He was born in Magoffin County, KY to Sam and Gracie (Arnett) Bradley.

He was an employee of Peabody Seating Company for 15 years.

He married Betty Hale Jan. 25, 1938, and she survives, along with six sons - Phil E. Bradley of Sidney, IN, Carlos B. Bradley of Syracuse, IN, Sam D. Bradley and Ralph J. Bradley, both of North Manchester, and Gordon R. Bradley and Joe D. Bradley, both of Warsaw, IN; four daughters - Mrs. Ray (Patricia A.) Cumberland of Silver Lake, Mrs. Danny (Sharlon K.) Castle of North Manchester, Mrs. Curtis (Betty Jo) Robinson and Mrs. Lowell (Wanda L.)Teagle, both of Kokomo, IN; two brothers, Glessner "Toad" Bradley of Servia, IN and Sam H. Bradley of Silver Lake, IN; a sister, Mrs. Avis (Jurlean) Salyer of Wabash; 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Saturday, March 28, 1998 at the Northern Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church of Sidney, IN; burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN. The Rev. Arthur Jay Hale officiated.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Lewis Whitaker

Lewis Whitaker, 73, of 302 Sycamore St., Silver Lake, IN, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at Parkview Memorial Hospital of Fort Wayne. He was born April 28, 1924 in Magoffin County, KY to the Rev. Willie and Brozie (Sloan) Whitaker, both deceased. 

He was an employee of Nickel Plate Railroad for 18 years, and was retired as a carpenter; he was a member of the Carpenter's Union for 25 years. He was a member of the Silver Lake Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, of which his father, Rev. Willie Whitaker, was co-founder.

He married Jane Allen Jan. 25, 1949 and she survives, along with a son Ronnie (Brenda) Whitaker of Pierceton, step-sons Delmar Shepherd of Warsaw and R.D. Shepherd of North Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Linda) Baker of Silver Lake; a brother, Jesse Whitaker of Silver Lake; five sisters - Mrs. Wayne (Nora) Irwin of Wildwood, FL, Oralee Shepherd of Claypool, IN, Mrs. Butler (Annie) Owens of Silver Lake, Mrs. Clayton (Vina) Cleveland and Mrs. German (Zora) Sparks, both of Warsaw; 17 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. A step-son, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Friday, March 27, 1998 at the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake, IN with the Rev. Frank Whitaker officiating. He was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Treva Lois Miller

Treva Lois Miller, 71, of 1187 N. Miami, Wabash, IN died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at Indiana University Medical Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. She was born March 31, 1926 in Wabash County, IN to Ernest and Louise "Lucy" (Barker) Miller, both deceased.

Treva was a registered nurse at Wabash County Hospital for 43 years, retiring in 1991. She is survived by a brother, Keith Miller of Wabash; two sisters - Mrs. Carl (Jeanette) Miller of Perrysburg, IN and Mrs. Glenn (Doris) Smith of Marion, IN. She was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Van Prater, and a brother, Herbert Miller.

Funeral service was held Friday, March 27 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel with the Rev. Michael Heinbaugh officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, located at Urbana.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Glen R. Frantz

Glen R. Frantz, 99, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. He was born Oct. 28, 1898 in Kosciusko County to Cornelius G. and Sarah J. (Long) Frantz.

Glen R. Frantz was a lifetime resident and retired cattle and hog producer in the North Manchester area. He married Opal M. Anderson on Feb. 2, 1919 in Wabash County. She died Oct. 15, 1971. He then married Clara Wolf Blocher on Sept. 5, 1972 in Wabash County; she died Sept. 5, 1997. He was a member of the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son Virgil R. (Karen) Frantz of North Manchester; three daughters - Mrs. Dennis (Ruth) Landes of New Carlisle, OH, Velma Fry and Carolyn D. Frantz, both of North Manchester; a step son, Morris E. (Louise) Blocher of Delphi, IN; step-daughters Mrs. Ralph (Mary Evelyn) Karstedt of Bremen and Mrs. Jerry (Kathleen) Cable of Rossville, IN; 10 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 15 step great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, a sister, a grandchild, a step grandchild and three great grandchildren.

Funeral was held Saturday, March 28, 1998 at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial was in the Old German Baptist Cemetery of North Manchester.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Timothy S. Beachler

Timothy S. Beachler, age 2, of 5208W 900S, Wabash, IN, died Thursday, March 26, 1998 at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1995 at Peru, IN to Steven and Susan (Miller) Beachler. 

He is survived by his parents; a sister Emily at home; brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Stephanie Beachler of Taylorsville, Miss.; brothers Chris, Kristofer and Jonathon Beachler, all at home; niece and nephew Megan and Brad Beachler of Taylorsville, Miss.; maternal grandparents Maurice and Marjorie Miller of Modesto, CA; and paternal grandparents, 

Herman and Eileen Beachler of North Manchester.

Funeral service was held Sunday, March 29, 1998 at the Plevna Dunkard Brethren Church, Plevna, IN. Robert Carpenter and Lloyd Lorenz officiated, and burial took place in the German Baptist Cemetery of North Manchester.

Laird Funeral Home of Amboy, IN was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Krisher

Margaret Lucille Krisher, 79, of 317 Blair Pike, Peru, IN, died Sunday, March 29, 1998 at Miller's Merry Manor of Peru. She was born Nov. 28, 1918 at Perry Township, Miami County, IN to Clarence and Vesta (Deal) Adamson.

She married Kenneth (Kack) Krisher in Warsaw, IN June 21, 1945; he died April 7, 1993. Margaret was a homemaker and had worked at General Tire in Wabash and Bailey Manufacturing in Peru. She was a 1937 graduate of Gilead High School.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Judith) Fromholz of Wabash; a son, Ronnie Krisher of Chili, IN; a brother, Milo Adamson of Peru; and two grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Graveside service was held today (Wednesday), April 1, 1998 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, IN with the Rev. William Shewman officiating.

Preferred memorials are to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Northern Indiana Chapter, Jefferson Medical Arts Building, 919 Jefferson Blvd., #01, South Bend, IN 46617-3119. Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara A. Sagarsee

Barbara Ann Sagarsee, 59, of 111 W. Market St., Apt. 423, Wabash, died Sunday, March 29, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born July 15, 1938 at Wabash to Donald D. and Georgia Gladys (Morris) Harding.

Barbara was a homemaker, married to Tom Sagarsee in Wabash on Nov. 14, 1992.

In addition to her husband, Tom, she is survived by a daughter, Gina Garcia of Wabash and a son, Troy Davis, also of Wabash; three sisters - Cecilia Dancer of Fort Wayne, Betty Shropshire of Ossian, and Virginia Cook of Anderson; a brother, Gerald Harding of Wabash; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), April 1, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel in Wabash, with Rev. Larry Warren officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery, located at Wabash.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.

 

Eleanor Ballard

Eleanor Ballard, 86, of 270 N. Maple St., Wabash, IN, died Monday, march 30, 1998 at her residence. She was born March 6, 1912 at Wabash, IN to Earl C. and Emma (Freising) Roberts. 

She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church. She was employed at the P&K Store for 10 years.

She is survived by a son, James W. Ballard of Wabash; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary today, April 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 2, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary, with the Rev. Ron Zorn officiating.

Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Christian Church.


 

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