|Infant Cynthia M. Kinsey
Cynthia M. Kinsey was stillborn at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday at Caylor-Nickel
Medical Center in Bluffton.
She was the daughter of Tim P. and Rita M. Yencer Kinsey, who reside
at 1210 West Central Ave.
Surviving, in addition to the parents, are two brothers, Tony P. and
Austin M., both at home; the grandparents, Sharon Kinsey of Bluffton and
Joe and Charlotte Yencer of Zanesville; and the great-grandparents, Charles
and Anette Best of Zanesville, Loretta Eckelbarger of Craigville and Dave
Eckelbarger of Uniondale.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Fairview
Cemetery with Rev. James Poling officiating.
Goodwin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. - Published
Dec 6, 2000
Ida Gehring, 97
Ida Gehring, 97, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Care Retirement
A homemaker, she was a native of Adams County and a member of the Apostolic
Christian Church East.
She was born Oct. 24, 1903 to Noah and Bertha Biberstein Stauffer.
Her marriage in Adams County on June 28, 1924 was to Homer Gehring, who
died July 30, 1990.
Surviving are two sons, Clarren of Ossian and DeWayne of Craigville;
two daughters, Mrs. Betty Baumgartner of Craigville and Mrs. Ervin (LaVera)
Krummen of Bluffton; a brother, Everett Stauffer of Berne; a sister, Della
Lehman of Berne; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A brother and three sisters are deceased.
Services at 10:30 am. Friday will be at the Apostolic Christian Church
East with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the church
Visitation hours at Goodwin Memorial Chapel will be Thursday from 1
to 8 p.m. and at the church Friday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to the Apostolic Christian Church Charity Fund.
- Published Dec 6, 2000
Mary Elizabeth Denton, 87
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Denton, 87, who died at 4 a.m.
Tuesday at Blackford County Hospital in Hartford City, will be conducted
at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The rites will be at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, in Montpelier,
with Rev. Frank Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery at
Calling hours at the funeral home are today from 4 to 8 p.m.
A former employee for several years at Dryden Rubber Co. while living
in Montpelier, she has been a resident of the Community Care Nursing Home
in Hartford City for the past 10 years. She had attended Hoover school
She was born in Blackford County Feb. 3, 1913 to John and Florence
Myrtle Evers McClish. Her marriage in Huntington County on Nov. 8, 1930
was to Emerson Milton Denton, who died Oct. 21, 1952.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Mowery of Hartford City; a son-in-law,
Richard Pence of Montpelier; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ryan (Kathy) McCall
of Montpelier and Mrs. Bob (Regina) Patterson of Hartford City; and four
great-grandchildren. A daughter, C. Jan Pence, two sisters and a brother
are deceased. - Published Dec 6, 2000
Elsie Z. Cash, 93
Funeral services for Elsie Z. Cash, 93, of rural Pennville, will be
conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, in Montpelier.
Mrs. Cash died at 11 p.m. Monday at Chalet Village & Health Center
Visitation hours will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Mrs. Cash was a homemaker and with her late husband founded Cash Hampshire
She was a 50-year member of Pennville Lodge 202 of the Order of Eastern
Star, member of the Pennville United Methodist Church and a former member
of the Ena Vaunt Club in Pennville. She was a 1922 graduate of Montpelier
She was born in Blackford County June 19, 1907 to Eugene and Ethel
Woolard Hitesman. Her marriage at Marion on April 2, 1927 was to Howard
Merle Cash, who died June 18, 1980.
Surviving are a son, Glen Howard Cash of Pennville; three daughters,
Mrs. Duane (Mary Lou) Judy of Portland, Mrs. John (Shirley) Taylor of Lake
Panasoffkee, Fla., and Mrs. Kermit (Martha) Geeseman of Pennville; 15 grandchildren;
38 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. A sister and
a brother are deceased.
Rev. K.M. Lord will officiate at Friday’s rites and burial will be
in Twin Hills Cemetery at Pennville.
Memorials to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana in Berne or to donor’s
choice. - Published Dec 6, 2000
Dorothy M. Fogwell, 86
Sister of Clarence Roth of Bluffton, Dorothy M. Fogwell, 86, died Sunday
at Covington Manor Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Huntington County, she was a homemaker.
Surviving, in addition to the brother in Bluffton, are her husband,
W. Glenn; five sisters, Ethel Nycum, Edna Eickhoff and Miriam Black, all,
of Fort Wayne, Eloise Zion of Matlacha, Fla., and Ruth Graft of Fremont;
two other brothers, Charles Roth of Fort Wayne and John Roth of New Haven.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Risen Savior Lutheran Church,
8010 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling for one-half hour prior
Calling also is today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Klaehn, Fahl &
Melton Funeral Home Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Rd., Fort Wayne.
Burial will be in Fogwell Cemetery.
Memorials to Risen Savior Lutheran Church Mortgage Fund or to ACRES
Inc. - Published Dec 6, 2000
Cletus G. Gifford, 72
Cletus “Clete” G. Gifford, 72, retired as a grocery business owner
and operator after 60 years, died at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday at his residence
Mr. Gifford was former owner of Gifford’s IGA Store.
He also was a member for more than 50 years of the Berne Volunteer
Fire Department, serving as chief for 18 years. He was awarded in March
of this year the Governor’s Meritorious Service Award and was honored on
July 16 at the dedication of the new Berne fire station.
Mr. Gifford was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
He was born in Wells County May 12, 1928 to Glen and Martha Jane Simon
Surviving are his wife, JoAnn, who survives and to whom he was married
in Berne on Aug. 13, 2000.
Surviving, in addition to the wife, are a son, John Gifford of Detroit,
Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Linda) Walsh of Berne, Mrs. Rick (Valerie)
Graber of Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Tom (Rita) Hough of Pucallpa, Peru and
Joan Lane of Fort Wayne; four stepsons, Irv Koehler of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
Daniel E. Koehler and Michael L. Koehler, both of Berne, and Steven M.
Koehler of Linn Grove; five grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Berne Fire Department Station at 1:30
p.m. Sunday with Tom Hough and Paul Zurcher officiating. Burial will be
in the MRE Cemetery at Berne.
Calling hours at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne will be Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the fire station Sunday from 12 noon until
time of services.
Members of the Berne Fire Department will serve as pall bearers.
Memorials to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana or to the Jacob Corral
Fund (a great-grandson). - Published Dec 7, 2000
Herretta M. Stump, 91
A former resident of Decatur and Fort Wayne, Herretta M. Stump, 91,
of Bradenton, Fla., died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday at Freedom Village Nursing
Center in Bradenton, where she had been a patient the past month.
She was a former co-owner with her late husband of Star Bowling &
Billiards Supplies in Fort Wayne and former co-owner of Decatur Floral
Mrs. Stump had been a resident since 1983 of Bradenton and was a member
of the United Methodist Church there.
She was born in Decatur May 6, 1909 to Harve and Margaret Beam Elzey.
Her marriage on May 27, 1934 was to Donald G. Stump, who died Dec. 24,
Surviving are a sister, Ruth Macklin of Decatur. A brother and two
sisters preceded her in death.
A private service will be held Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral
Home in Decatur Saturday with Rev. Bud Abrams officiating Burial will be
in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be private also. Memorials to the donor’s choice.
- Published Dec 7, 2000
Frank A. Garriott, 87
A former resident of the Petroleum area, Frank A. Garriott, 87, of
Marion, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday in the emergency room of General Hospital
He was retired from Lynch Corporation in Anderson and was a 1933 graduate
of Petroleum High School. He served during World War II with the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Garriott was a member of the Swayzee Street United Methodist Church
and served on its board of administration and its board of trustees.
He was an avid fisherman.
He was born in Oden, Ind., April 6, 1913, a son of Rev. Taylor A. and
Eva Collins Garriott. His marriage on Jan. 13, 1935 was to Roberta M. Uptegraft,
who died Feb. 27, 1999. He had resided in Marion most of his lifetime.
Surviving are a son, Max Garriott of Marion; a sister, Geneva Billiard
of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister are
Services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be at the Needham-Storey-Wampner
Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 North Baldwin Ave., in Marion.
Visitation hours at the funeral home will be Friday from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m.
Rev. Janet Luchs and Rev. Robert Thompson will officiate and burial
will be in Gardens of Memory in Huntington County. - Published
Dec 7, 2000
Dale V. Gilgen, 60 — Rites Pending
Dale V. Gilgen, 60, died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday at the Community Care
Center in Wabash. Arrangements are pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel in
Bluffton. - Published Dec 8, 2000
Dale V. Gilgen, 60
A native of Wells County, Dale V. Gilgen, 60, died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday
at Community Care Center in Wabash.
Born Aug. 18, 1940 in Vera Cruz, he was a son of Marion and Bessie
Luginbill Gilgen. He was employed for 15 years at International Harvester.
Survivors include a son, Rod Gilgen of Bluffton, two daughters, Mrs.
Dan (Angela) Mangold of Fort Wayne and Laura Dillingham of Bluffton; a
brother, Paul Gilgen of Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Doris) Leimgruber
of Bluffton and eight grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel,
where calling will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. - Published
Dec 9, 2000
Dale R. Townsend Sr., 46
Funeral services for Dale R. Townsend Sr., 46, of rural Hartford City,
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel,
Mr. Townsend died at 3:14 a.m. Friday at Blackford County Hospital
in Hartford City.
Visitation hours at the funeral chapel are today from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m.
Mr. Township was employed at Keith Sullivan Excavating in Marion. He
also worked for Rock Leasing in Plumtree.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Washington Township, Blackford
County, and attended schools at Roll and Montpelier before graduating with
the class of 1973 at Blackford High School in Hartford City. He was a member
of the Eagle Lodge 928 at Portland and had seen service with the U.S. Army.
He was born July 7, 1954 to Alfred A. and Helen J. Waters Townsend.
His marriage at Hartford City on Feb. 19, 1985 was to Debbie Sue Ervin,
Surviving also are two sons, Dale Jr. of Montpelier and Brian of Hartford
City; a daughter, Christina JoAnn Townsend of Gibsonton, Fla.; two stepdaughters,
Amy Johnson of Arizona and Jessica Johnson of Hartford City; a sister,
Mrs. Leroy (Barb) Blankenship of Springfield, Mo.; four brothers, Bill
and James Dean, both of Hartford City, Jerry of Muncie and Wayne of Montpelier;
and nine grandchildren. A brother, Edward, is deceased.
Pastor Ken Horning will officiate at services and burial will be in
Hartford City Cemetery. - Published Dec 11, 2000
Doris L. Chilcote, 90
Doris L. Chilcote, 90, of Decatur, died at 5:38 p.m. Friday at Kingston
Care Center in Fort Wayne, where she has been a patient the past 14 months.
She retired in 1962 after 18 years with the General Electric Co.
She was born in Wells County Jan. 14, 1910 to James G. and Viola M.
Bailey Rockwell. She was a member of the Church of God at Decatur.
Surviving are 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three daughters, Martha Cress, Marvel (Jean)
Frye and Marilyn Stucky, three brothers and three sisters.
Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday will be at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home
in Decatur with Rev. Sandy Hildebrand officiating. Burial will be in Fairview
Cemetery at Bluffton.
Calling hours at the funeral home are today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8
Memorials to the Decatur Church of God. - Published Dec 11,
Murray H. McKuras, 77
Retired Franklin Electric employee Murray H. McKuras, 77, of rural
Poneto, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at 0099W St. Rd. 218.
He retired in 1983 after 37 years at Franklin Electric Co. in Bluffton,
where he was a member of the IUE Union.
He was born in Jay County Oct. 29, 1923 to Leo and Nellie Abbott McKuras.
His marriage in Adams County on Jan. 12, 1943 was to Ruth E. Carmin, who
died in April 1994.
Surviving are two sons, David of Manteno, Ill., and Robert of Indianapolis;
a companion, Opal Tucker of Poneto; a sister; Mrs. Wanda Waters of Uniondale;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel,
where calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. Rev. Max Studebaker
will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Pennville.
Memorials to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana at Berne.
- Published Dec 5, 2000
Reba M. Holley, 70
Reba M. Holley, 70, who resided at 231 North Bond St., died at 10:10
p.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Death was attributed to
congestive heart failure and followed an illness of several months.
She was retired as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Caylor-Nickel
Mrs, Holley was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bluffton.
She was born in Huntington March 27, 1930 to Harold R. and Ethel L. Lewis
Dolby. Her marriage at Muncie on May 11, 1948 was to Roy E. Holley, who
Other survivors are two sons, Ronald G. of Murray and Gary L. of rural
Bluffton; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Sharon) Bennett of Saginaw, Mich.; a sister,
Marcia Dolby of Huntington; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A brother is deceased.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt &
Chaney Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Buzzard officiating. Burial will
be in Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County.
Visitation hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 1 to 8
Memorials to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Huntington.
- Published Dec 5, 2000
Charles Frederick Hawkins, 66
Charles Frederick Hawkins, 66, of Decatur, died at 9:25 a.m. Monday
at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
He was engaged for decades in the shoe repair business, retiring in
1990 from Hawkins Shoe Repair in Decatur, where his shop was located from
1973 to 1990. Previously, he had operated shoe repair shops in Fort Wayne,
Berne and Muncie.
Mr. Hawkins was born in Adams County May 30, 1934 to Wilbur Emmit and
Mable Burkhart Hawkins. A first marriage on June 9, 1957 was to Wilma “Ouija”
Thornburg, who died June 26 1969; a second marriage in Great Bend, Kan.,
on April 1, 1972 was to Shirley Green, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Judy K. Hawkins
of rural Decatur; a son, Dale M. Hawkins of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Mrs.
Marvin (Pauline) Hekel of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Virgil of rural
Decatur and Emmit of Convoy, Ohio; and two grandchildren; a brother, Forrest,
Services at 10 a.m. Thursday will be at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home
in Decatur with Pastor Sandy Hildebrand officiating. Burial will be in
Six Mile Cemetery in Wells County.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and
5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Huntington’s Disease Society of America. - Published
Dec 5, 2000
Arthur Bevington, 91
A Wells County native and long-time resident of Florida, Arthur Bevington,
91, died Nov. 22.
He was born Sept. 23, 1909 to Charles and Alice Hyde Bevington. His
marriage was to Ruth Baggs, who died in 1993.
Surviving are a son, Richard, and a daughter, Patricia Lyons, both
of Apopka, Fla; five grandchildren; and two nieces, Rita Blinn of Warren
and Karen Freck of Bluffton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Greeta, and two brothers, Ray
and Clause, all of Wells County. - Published Dec 5, 2000
Mary E. Denton, 87 -- Rites Pending
Mary E. Denton, 87, of Hartford City, died at 4 a.m. today at Blackford
County Hospital in Hartford City. Funeral arrangements are pending at Glancy
Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel in Montpelier. - Published Dec 5,
Stanley ‘Jack’ Holloway, 54
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Stahl Cemetery
for Stanley “Jack” Holloway, 54, who died at 10:37 p.m. Sunday at Ossian
Health Center following an extended illness.
He was a graduate in 1964 of Chester Center High School and was formerly
self-employed in construction work.
Mr. Holloway served with the Green Beret forces in Vietnam with the
89th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. He was a recipient of the
He was a member of American Legion Post 111 and was associated with
the New Beginning Church.
He was born in Liberty Township March 17, 1946 to Joe and Martha Ferne
Holloway. His father died in 1981 and his mother survives and resides in
Bluffton. His marriage in Wells County on May 3, 1985 was to Patricia J.
Karako, who survives also.
Other survivors are two sons, Clifton J. of Bluffton and Clinton J.
of Nashville, Tenn; four stepchildren, Charles Grabner of Pinkerton, Ohio,
Amy Habbick and Gigi Grabner, both of Charleston, S.C., and Clayton H.
Taylor of Ladoga, Ind., and two grandchildren.
Also surviving are six brothers, Jim and Jeff Holloway, both of Poneto,
Jon and Jody Holloway and Dan Anderson, all of Bluffton, and Jay Holloway
of Hartford City; and five sisters, Sally Jo Tinkel and Mrs. Fred (Jenelle)
Webb, both of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rick (Sara Jane) Jarrett of Liberty Center,
Mrs. Kenneth (Jill) Ellenberger of Bluffton and Mrs. Don (Jerridean) Lehman
Calling hours at the Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home will
be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m..
Conducting the graveside rite will be Rev. Steve Sutton and Rev. Clinton
J. Holloway. The American Legion with perform military graveside rites.
Memorials to the family. - Published Dec 5, 2000
Robert W. Lagemann, 86
Robert W. Lagemann, 86, of rural Markle, noted for his talent at the
drums and with the banjo, died Sunday in Eloy, Ariz.
He was employed for 34 years as a laborer at General Electric Co. in
Fort Wayne, retiring in 1976. However, his musical gift provided an outlet
with the Three Rivers Senior Band.
Mr. Lagemann was a member of the Zanesville United Brethren in Christ
Church and of the GE Quarter Century Club.
He was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 8, 1914 to William and Anna Rost Lagemann.
A first marriage was to Martha Abbott, who died in 1970; his second marriage
at Zanesville on Aug. 2, 1975 was to Wilma Potter, who survives.
Surviving also are two sons, James R. of Hudson and Jerry W. of Fort
Wayne; two daughters, Nancy J. Boone of Fremont and Debra J. Morrical of
Fort Wayne; four stepsons, Kedric Bailey of Markle, Thomas Bailey of Ossian,
Roger Bailey of Yoder and Donald Bailey of Robin, Iowa.; 11 grandchildren;
14 stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elzey & Haggard Home for
Funerals in Fort Wayne, with Rev. Larry Taylor and Rev. Tom Datema officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to the Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Published Dec 5, 2000
Mary E. Bowyer, 83
Funeral services for Mary E. “Mariliz” Bowyer, 83, of Warren, will
be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren United Methodist Memorial Home,
where she died at 9:10 a.m. Monday.
Mrs. Bowyer entered the memorial home on April 20, 1993. She formerly
resided in Winter Haven, Fla., and in Logansport, where she worked for
several years at Rockwell International.
She attended the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church at Logansport
and the UM Church in Wheatland. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern
Star at Logansport.
She was born in Flora, Ind., Jan. 24, 1917 to William and Edna A. Myers
McKinney. Her marriage at Logansport on June 16, 1939 was to A. Mac Bowyer,
who died Dec. 18, 1984. She was a 1935 graduate of Logansport High School.
Surviving are two sons, Douglas M. and Richard W. Bowyer, both of Columbia
City; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Bonita) Basham of Culver; a sister, Mrs.
Doyle (Wilma Rose) Faile of Winter Haven, Fla.; five grandchildren; and
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Warren United
Methodist Memorial Home, prior to the 7 p.m. services by Rev. John Pattison.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Memorials to the Shrine Burn Center or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.Elsie
Cash, 93 -- Rites Pending
Elsie Cash, 93, of Pennville, died at 11 p.m. Monday at Chalet Village
in Berne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker
Chapel in Montpelier. - Published Dec 5, 2000