Ethel Shull B. Meyer
Ethel Irene (Shull) Brubaker Meyer, 96, was born near Girard, Illinois,
on November 19,1901. Her parents were William H. and Clara (Gibson) Shull.
Ethel was the fifth child of their 10 children. Five of her siblings have
preceded her in death. Still living are Cleda Zunkel, Ralph Shull, Arthur
Shull, all of Timbercrest, and Ernest Shull of North Manchester.
Ethel grew up on a farm. Her father was a farmer preacher and Elder
of several churches. As a child, Ethel's interest in art was being developed.
She spent much of her time drawing and painting scenes. She graduated from
Girard High School and attended Manchester College.
At Manchester College, Ethel majored in art and education. She was
the Art Editor for the Aurora, and also worked as Assistant Matron and
Superintendent of the College Dining Room. In her junior year, Ethel enrolled
in an Illustrating Class with Mrs. A. W.Cordier as instructor. One of the
projects assigned was to reproduce the picture, "God of the Open Air" two
times larger than the original. Ethel spent hours on it and prized it more
than anything else she ever did. Ethel's comment regarding the project,
"...could use only the three primary colors, red, yellow, and blue. This
meant I even had to paint the background color in ivory. 'God of the Open
Air' has sky, water, trees, flowers, animals of all sorts, and the designs
in it were intriguing. When I took it to Mrs. Cordier, she said , 'That
puts me to shame.'"
After graduating in 1931, Ethel taught art in the Chester Township
Schools. In the 1940s, she moved to Elgin, IL. She met Everett Brubaker
there and they were married on January 1, 1944. Everett worked for Bobbs-Merrill
Corporation, and Ethel taught at the Illinois Correctional School for Boys
at St. Charles, IL. They were active in the Highland Avenue Church of the
Everett died on January 15, 1971. Shortly thereafter, Ethel moved to
Timbercrest where she pursued her interest in art. Her paintings of the
North Manchester covered bridge were so popular that as soon as she had
one completed, someone would want it. She painted 14 covered bridge pictures.
Five of her paintings are mounted on the walls of Timbercrest.
Ethel married Herman Meyer on July 12, 1980, after meeting him at Timbercrest.
He had three children - Wendell Meyer of Midland, MI, Phil Meyer of Sparta,
NJ, and Edie King of Findlay, OH. Herman died in 1986. In April 1997, Ethel
became a permanent resident of Health Care. She died Saturday, June 13,
1998. One of her last gifts to society was the donation of her body to
A memorial service will be held in Timbercrest Chapel Monday, June
22, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Susan Boyer and Rev. Charles Lunkley will officiate.
Preferred memorial gifts may be given to Timbercrest Church of the Brethren
Etta B. C. Fultz
Etta B. Circle Fultz, 102, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community,
North Manchester, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at Peabody Health Care. She
was born Jan. 24, 1896 in Wabash County to Martin J. and Sarah (Baker)
Mrs. Fultz was a retired practical nurse. She was first married to
Fred L. Circle Jan. 24, 1915, and he died Dec. 27, 1945. She then married
John Fultz July 9, 1955, and he preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1960.
She is survived by five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three
great-great grandchildren. Two sons, a brother, a sister, and a grandchild
preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, and a
member of Kosciusko County Home Economics Club.
Friends may call at Peabody Chapel Friday, June 19, 1998, from 10:00
a.m. till time of the service at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Charles Circle, assisted
by Rev. Lester Young, will officiate for the service, and burial will be
in Spring Creek Cemetery of Kosciusko County. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary
is in charge of arrangements.
Alice L. Bird
Alice L. Bird, 89, of 768 N. Spring St., Wabash, IN died Monday, June
15, 1998 at Community Care Center of Wabash. She was born Sept. 15, 1908
at Wabash to Adam and Cecil (Kanower) Gretzinger.
She married Francis L. Bird on May 29, 1928 in Wabash; he died August
7, 1966. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wabash,
and was a member of the Wabash O.E.S. #90 for 50 years and a member of
the past Matrons Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Lois Bird Christon of Dayton, OH, and
a son, William L. Bird of Fowler, IN; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel two hours
prior to the funeral, which will be held at the chapel Thursday, June 18,
1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Zerkel officiating.
Preferred memorials are to the Donor's Choice. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral
Service is in charge of ar rangements.
Grace E. DuBois
Grace E. DuBois, 94, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North
Manchester, died Sunday, June 14, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital. She was
born Sept. 27, 1903 at Detroit, MI to Frank and Melinda (Martin) Morgan.
Grace E. Morgan married Marvin W. DuBois May 16, 1929 in Detroit, MI.
He died Nov. 23, 1988. They moved to Wabash, IN from Huntington Woods,
MI in 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southfield, Michigan
She is survived by a son, Richard M. DuBois of Wabash, IN; two grandchildren
and four great grand children. A sister and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held today, Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at Peabody
Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Schmeiser officiating. Burial took place in
Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to Peabody Retirement Community. Grandstaff-Hentgen
Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Sharron K. Rebholtz
Sharron K. Rebholtz, 57, of 11628S 700W, Amboy, IN died Monday, June
15, 1998 at her residence. She was born Oct. 26, 1940 at Pierceton, IN
to Chester and Ella (Vanderpool) Carpenter. She married Phillip Rebholz
in Somerset, IN on Feb. 2, 1960.
She was a member of the College Corner Brethren Church, and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband Phillip of Amboy; three sons - Mitchell
of Wabash, Todd of Somerset, and Matt of Wabash; a brother, Steven Carpenter
of Jasper, IN, and a sister Melodie Goff of North Manchester; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, with Pastor Jim Black
officiating. Burial will be in the Mississinewa Cemetery, located at Somerset,
Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association. Grandstaff-Hentgen
Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Claris Lee O'Connell
Claris Lee O'Connell, 75, of 7784N 200W, Laketon, IN died Saturday,
June 13, 1998 at his residence. He was born Feb. 10, 1923 at Rochester,
IN to Clarence and Goldie (Bryant) O'Connell.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, and was retired from GenCorp of
Wabash after 35 years service. He was a member of the American Legion Post
#15 of Wabash.
He married Marjorie M. Patkus March 29, 1947 and she survives, along
with two sons, Danny L. O'Connell of Kokomo, IN and Michael D. O'Connell
of New Paris, IN; two sisters - Mrs. George (Ina Belle) Traver of Lafontaine,
IN and Mrs. Joe (Sharon) Morris of Rochester, IN; three grand children
and a great-grandchild. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at DeLaughter-McKee
Mortuary of North Manchester, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial
was in Athens Cemetery, Athens, IN. The Rev. Don Fisher officiated.
Raymond L. Whitmyre
Raymond L. Whitmyre, 85, of 570 N. Anna St., Wabash, IN died Friday,
June 12, 1998 at Wabash Healthcare Center. He was born Apr. 17, 1913 at
Laketon, IN to David and Laura (Zimmerman) Whitmyer.
He married Mary J. Thomas on July 27, 1934, in Roann, IN; she died
June 30, 1995. He was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ,
and the Dana Sympathy Club. He worked for Dana Corporation in Marion, IN
for 22 years, retiring in 1975.
He is survived by a son, Thomas Whitmyer of Wabash; two granddaughters
and six great grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him
Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen
Main St. Chapel, Wabash, which was in charge of arrangements. The Rev.
John Leinbaugh officiated and burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash. Preferred
memorials are to Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.
Roger A. Marsh
Roger A. Marsh, 76, of 1702 Villa Court, North Manchester, died Wednesday,
June 10, 1998 at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1921 at Cumberland,
WI to Harry A. and Esther (Mills) Marsh, Sr., both deceased. He married
Marjorie H. Schaaf July 19, 1941, and she survives. He was retired from
Manchester Foundry after 35 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Randall J. Marsh
of Venice, FL; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Janet) Roth of North Manchester; a
brother, Howard J. Marsh of Columbia City, and a sister, Thelma Hill of
Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, one step grandchild, and five great-grandchildren.
Three brothers preceded him in death.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements, and preferred
memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society.
Edith M. Anderson
Edith Marie Anderson, 95, a resident of Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash,
died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at Millers. She previously lived at 2275N 400W
Wabash. She was born Sept. 10, 1902 at Huntington, IN to George and Edith
She married Joseph S. Anderson on July 16, 1923 in Wabash, IN; he died
March 23, 1977. She was a member of the St. Matthews United Church of Christ
and a member of the Deborah Circle of the church. She was also a member
of the Rangeline Home Extension Club and a member of the Order of the Eastern
Star, Wabash Chapter.
Survivors include two daughters - Mrs. Russell (Jo Ann) Hapner of Wabash
and Mrs. Robert (Mary Jean) Wendel of South Whitley; six grandchildren,
seven great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a sister and two brothers.
Funeral service was held Friday, June 12, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen
Manchester Ave. Chapel, with Pastor Richard Rensner officiating. Burial
was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the St. Matthews
United Church of Christ.