Contact and Prayers would be welcome 
for these LHS '58 Classmates' Family Deaths.
(most current information is near the top)

 ~~~Condolences for Family Deaths~~~
updated 9-7-15


     new-nobl.gifThis death of our classmate's husband occurred over three years ago, but was just now reported.

     The husband of classmate Sandra Galloway Wallace, Maurice Earl Wallace, 98, died on January 21, 2012, in Tamarak, Florida.  He was born on November 2, 1914.  They were married for twenty to thirty years.
     Arrangements were handled by Kraeer-Mason Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 
(9-7-2015)
                 Information from Sandra Galloway Wallace and Legacy.com website.



Reynolds-Charles-obit.jpg     new-nobl.gifCharles B. "Chuck" Reynolds, III, 80, of Lafayette, Indiana, died August 2, 2015, at 2:00 a.m. St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette.  Chuck was born January 8, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Elizabeth Holmes (Eddy) and Charles B. Reynolds, Jr.  He had been the companion of classmate Verna Raikes Ritz for several years.

     He graduated high school in Fort Wayne.  He attended the Institute of Design in Chicago and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana State University.  He was a freelance photographer at Columbia College of Chicago for 25 years.  He was an accomplished bassoonist and played for several years with the North Side Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other orchestra.  He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County.
     His first marriage was to Katherine Kelly in 1959 and they later divorced.  He married Virginia Cisler in 1972,
Reynolds-Chuck-from-Ron-40-yr-Friend.jpgand she preceded him in death in 2000.
     Surviving are his daughters, Rebecca Reynolds of Chicago, Kathleen Reynolds of Highwood, Illinois, and grandsons, Milo and Ramon Reynolds, and his companion Verna Ritz of Lafayette, Indiana.
     A celebration of life is planned at a later time. 
(8-15-2015)
                     Information from legacy.com web page.


     new-nobl.gifThe husband of classmate (Pat) Ann McIlwain Nelson, Wayne Nelson, 84, of Terra Alta, West Virginia, died on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
     Cremation services were provided by Rotruck-Lobb Crematory.
     Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.

                     Information from Rotruck-Lobb funeral home website


     new-nobl.gifClassmate Kathryn Hillis Smith's husband, Carl Michael Smith, 86, passed away, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  He was born October 28, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late Mary Kuzmitz Smith.  He was predeceased by a son, David S. Smith and a sister Mary Gass.

     Carl was a United States Army Air Corp Veteran serving his country from 1948-1951.  While in service, Carl excelled on the Air Force baseball team.  He was an avid Detroit Tiger Fan and retired from General Motors as a draftsman after twenty-seven years.

     In 1993 he moved to Myrtle Beach where he lived at Myrtle Beach National to enjoy golf and the warmer climate.  He will be missed by those who knew him.

     Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Hillis Smith of Myrtle Beach, South Caroline, a son, David Hargrove and wife, Jenifer of Lawton, Oklahoma, a brother, Richard Smith and wife, Carolyn of Georgia, and six grandchildren, Lauren Kathryn Hargrove of Nashville, Tennessee, Garrett Michael Hargrove of Lawton, Oklahoma, Karoline Elizabeth Hargrove of Clarksville, Tennessee, Breanna Lynn Hargrove of Lawton, Oklahoma, Dylan Russell Hargrove and Ruthie Tatum Hargrove both of Lawton, Oklahoma.

     A memorial service in celebration of Carl's life will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. J. Kirk Lawton, Jr. officiating.

     The family will hold a private burial at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to 1105 48th Ave. N. Suite # 109, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.  (6-13-2015)
                                Information from legacy.com website.


Barlow-Teresa-obit.jpg     new-nobl.gifThe sister of classmate Margaret "Peggy" (Murphy) Nies, Teresa Ann (Murphy) Barlow, [87,] left this earth just as she lived on it: on her own terms.  [Teresa was born August 27, 1927.]  She breathed her last on Monday, May 25, 2015, surrounded by a sampling of her sizable brood, in the very hospital where she had long helped others as a volunteer and leader with the auxiliary.

     Born in Logansport, Indiana, to Charles & Agnes Murphy, Teresa and her sisters weathered the Great Depression and watched high school classmates leave to fight in World War II.  A gifted singer, she paid her own way to St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, where she met her husband, Daniel Barlow, Notre Dame Class of ’49.

     In the early days of marriage, she fulfilled the 1950s prototype of the stay-at-home wife and mother, getting a rolling start on a family that would eventually include 14 children (all single births).  She contented herself with supporting her husband’s career, volunteering in the Christian Family Movement (CFM) and laundering mounds of cloth diapers.

     As American culture changed, Teresa kept pace, emerging as a respected professional in the field of Value Engineering (VE) where she helped organizations reduce the cost of their products, facilities, or services while maintaining their value.  She is reputed to be the first woman to ever complete the rigorous process of becoming a Certified Value Specialist, a qualification she leveraged in starting her own business.

     As a VE consultant, she traveled the world, from Germany to Taiwan and places in between, bringing her sharp intellect, keen listening skills, and teambuilding ethos to bear.  During the Reagan buildup of the 1980s, she and her husband helped carve more than a billion dollars out of government projects including the ballistic missile submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia.

     Teresa’s strong character was shown in times of trial, from the loss of a son, Michael in 1995, to directly caring for her husband during his 9-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  Later in life, she spent the better part of five years in the Dominican Republic helping at-risk kids find a new lease on life.

     For the final years of her life, she lived happily with her youngest son and his family in Elm Grove where she persisted in helping others through volunteerism and sage advice until the very end.  While she will be missed, her legacy lives on in her 13 surviving children and more than 40 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     [She was also preceded by two sisters, Mary Brindle, 2012, and Irene Brugh, 2013.]

     Teresa is survived by her sister Peggy Nies of Logansport, Indiana, children and their spouses: Chris (and Janet Finley) Barlow of Wheaton, Illinois; Julie (and Jim) Schell of Kansas City, Missouri; Kathleen (and Lincoln) Soldati of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Morgan (and Cathy) Barlow of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Patricia Barlow of Corvallis, Oregon; Vincent (and MaryAnn) Barlow of Elgin, Illinois; Annie (and Jeff) Seabrooke of Alberta, Canada; Connie (and Rich) Talamo) of Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania; Joseph (and Nancy) Barlow of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Paul Barlow (and Greg Skyles) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and points beyond; Andrew (and Trina) Barlow of Austin, Texas; John (and Lilia) Barlow of Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Gregory (and Lynn) Barlow of Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

     In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Elmbrook Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund c/o Elmbrook Memorial Hospital ATTN: Volunteer Services, 1933 W. North Avenue, Brookfield WI  53045  (5-28-2015)

                      Information provided by the family, picture from Becker Ritter Funeral Home website.


Smith-Michael-A-obit.jpg      The brother of classmate Roberta Smith Foote, Michael A. Smith, 70, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 4, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

      Born December 23, 1943, in Logansport, he was the son of Franklin G. and Naomi Curtis Smith.

      On September 25, 1965, in Logansport, he was married to Patricia L. Dunn, who preceded him in death on February 15, 2011.

      Mike was retired from the former General Tire in Logansport.

      A 1964 graduate of Logansport High School, Mike enjoyed football, basketball and golf.  He was a big Purdue fan.

      Surviving are daughters, Amy Smith (Richard) King, Oviedo, Fla., Sonja Smith (Jerry) Wigginson, Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, Lois (Horace “Stonie”) Whetstone, Lawton, OK, Roberta (Paul) Foote, and Barbara (Bill) Baker, all of Windsor, Conn.

      Also surviving are grandchildren, Ashley King, Kourtney King, Sophia Wigginson; aunt, Mary Flowers, Logansport; sister-in-law, Julie Humphries, Kokomo, and brother-in-law, Joe Dunn, Logansport; and a number of nieces and nephews.

      A sister, Imogene Smith, preceded him in death.

      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October10, at 1:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, with Father Dominic Petan officiating.

      Interment will be in the Mount Calvary section of Mount Hope Cemetery.

     Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home.  (10-9-2014)

               Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.


Rocke-Gerald-obit.jpg          Classmate Sondra Ratliff Rocke's husband, Gerald E. Rocke, 75, of Huntertown, Indiana was welcomed into God's loving arms on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, surrounded by his family.

          Born March 1, 1939, in Pekin, Illinois, he was the son of the Rev. Emanuel and Rosa Hochstettler Rocke.

          He attended Purdue University and graduated valedictorian of his class in the School of Engineering.  He founded Landmark Construction Company, Inc., where he designed and engineered 48 Pizza Huts and four KFC restaurants for Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, as well as various subdivisions, apartments, office complexes, and the Sycamore Hills Golf Club.  He was a member of the American Society of Engineers and the Phi Eta Sigma, Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi national honorary societies.

          He was an avid golfer and enjoyed every day of his life to the fullest.  He attended First Missionary Church and The Chapel.

          Survivors include his wife Sondra Rocke of Huntertown; son Scott (Michele) Rocke of Troy, Ohio; step-sons Charles (Renee) Ray of Fort Wayne and Kirk Ray of Nashville, Tennessee; step-daughter Darci Ackerman of Zionsville, Indiana; and thirteen grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn Rocke and Merle Rocke; sisters, Lucille Warren, and Alyce Cleveland.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at The Chapel on Thursday, August 14, 2014, with a gathering time of 4-6 pm and services from 6-7 pm. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home 1320 E. Dupont Rd.

          Preferred memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  (www.pancan.org <http://www.pancan.org>) and Purdue University.

          To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com  (8-12-2014)

            Information from D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home website


Kline-Don-HS.jpgKline-Donald-obit.jpg        Classmate Terry Kline's brother, Donald J. Kline, age 76, Logansport, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in his residence, following a short battle with cancer.

       Born January 19, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of Joseph and Alice Vincent Kline.

       On April 17, 1964, in Logansport, he was married to Norma Jean Locke, who survives in Logansport.

       Donald [was a 1956 graduate of Logansport High School and ]went to work at RCA right out of high school.  He was employed there for 28 years, until they closed.  He then retired from Modine Manufacturing.  Donald was also a United States Army veteran.

       He was an avid NASCAR fan, especially of Carl Edwards, and also a Chicago Bears fan.

       Donald enjoyed spending time with his children, grandkids, great grandchildren, and his dogs, Mitzy and CoCo.

       Also surviving are children, Melissa J. Downs and Brian J. (Heather) Kline, all of Logansport; grandchildren, Haley Downs, Dakota Downs, Auston Hileman, Owen Hileman, and Elsee Hileman, all of Logansport; great grandchildren, Amelia Rodriguez and Reece Rodriguez; and siblings, Terry F. (Mary) Kline, Kokomo, and William E. Kline, Orlando, Fla.

       Preceding him in death were siblings, Alfred Kline, Ambrose Kline, Carl Kline, Betty Hensell, and Elmer A. Kline.

       Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, at Kroeger Funeral home.

       The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the funeral home, with Rev. Damon Soper officiating.

       Burial, with full military honors, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

       Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  (7-1-2014)

            Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Helvie-Howard-obi.jpg           Classmate Robert L Helvie's father, Howard O. Helvie, 95, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in The Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.
           Born March 26 1919 in White County, Indiana, Howard was the son to the late Walter and Emma (Andrews) Helvie.
           He was married on November 5, 1938, in Burnettsville, Indiana, to Clare V. Helvie, who preceded in death April 5, 1995.
           Howard was a retired truck driver for Kain's Motor Service Corporation with eighteen years of service.  He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and a WWII United States Army Veteran.
           Survivors include two
sons, Robert Lee Helvie and wife Joan, Valparaiso, Indiana; Walter Wayne Helvie and wife Twila; daughter in law, Sherry Helvie, both of Columbia City, IN; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
           He was preceded in death by one son, Gene Helvie, two grandchildren, one brother, and one sister.
           A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Dr. Horace Smith and Pastor Mike Helvie officiating.
           Burial will be in Crooked Creek Christian Cemetery near Royal Center.
           Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014, and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.
           Memorials may be made to the Logansport Church of the Nazarene, or the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.   (4-11-2014)
           You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com

              Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


     Former Logansport resident Eleanor Galloway, 98, of Orlando, Florida, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in JM Pavillion in Winter Springs, Florida.  She was the mother of classmate Sandra Galloway Wallace.

     Born March 27, 1915, in Ashtabula County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Will and Leota Galloway Crispen.  On May 24, 1936, she was married to Cecil Galloway who preceded her in death January 5, 1992.

     She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Wallace of Tamarac, Florida and Barbara Goltry of Orlando, Florida; and one grandson, Scott Goltry.

     A son-in-law, Garry Goltry, and one grandson, Christopher Goltry, preceded her in death.

     Private burial was in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Fisher Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.  (3-20-2014)

     You may share condolences in her guestbook at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com

                Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website


DeWitt-James-obit.jpg     Classmate Marilyn Taylor DeWitt's husband, James E. DeWitt, 77, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at 8:32 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital.
     Born June 7, 1936, in Cass County, Indiana, he was the son of the late Raymond and Thelma (Pufahl) DeWitt.
     On November 27, 1958, in Burnettsville, he was married to Marilyn S. (Taylor) DeWitt, who survives.
     Jim was a 1954 graduate of Galveston High School.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving two years during peacetime.
     In 1998, he retired from Trelleborg Automotive.  He was a dedicated employee having worked for 42 when it was known as General Tire and one year under the Trelleborg name.
     Surviving with his wife are one daughter and son-in-law, Lauri and Robert Karnick of Detroit, Michigan; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and William J. Berkshire of Kokomo, and Donna and John Moor of Greentown; one granddaughter, Sheyla Cox; one grandson, Storm Landrum; former grandson-in-law, Patrick Cox; one great-grandson, Griffyn Cox; three sisters-in-law, Donna Roberts of Florida, Janice Monroe and Eloise Berry, both of Logansport; one brother-in-law, Clifford "Sonny" Taylor Jr., of Logansport; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved canine buddy, Rocky.
     Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ed Johnson officiating.
     Entombment, with full military honors, will follow in the Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, February 19th in the funeral chapel.  (2-17-2014)
                          Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website.


Walters-Eileen-obit.jpg     The mother of our late classmate Sharon Walters Aldridge, Eileen Walters, 94 of Logansport, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, in Miller's Merry Manor.

     Born October 24, 1919, in Kokomo, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Charlotte Davis Kessler.

     On January 27, 1936, in South Bend, she was married to Clarence E. Walters.  He preceded her in death March 24. 1983.

     Eileen was retired from RBM where she had worked as an assembler.  She had fond memories of working in the downtown Bickel's Toy Store.

     She loved flowers and was a member of the Rose Society.  Music was a passion - she loved playing the organ and piano.  Eileen was also sang with the Extension Homemakers Chorus.  She traveled by train with the chorus to sing in the Hollywood Bowl many years ago. S he had served as a Brownie leader at Tipton Elementary. Eileen enjoyed watching Westerns on TV.  Summers at the trailer at Bruce Lake surrounded by family were special times.  She loved her grandchildren dearly.

     Surviving are two daughters Rita Baer and her husband Al and Kim Brown and her husband Charlie, all of Logansport; one son, Phillip Walters and his wife Janice of LaPorte, TX; one son-in-law, Herb Aldridge, of West Virginia; fourteen grandchildren: Kenny Baer, Karen Baer, Willie Aldridge, Becky Aldridge, Mindy Kiser, Selena Carrales, David Walters, Tommy Walters, Susanne Quoshena, Heidi Ferguson, Heath Ferguson, Jason Brown, Ashley (Keith) Alma and Clint (Lindsay) Brown; and several great-grandchildren including Dakota Baer, Lincoln Alma and Jon Alma.

     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Aldridge; and two sisters, Evelyn Baker and Norma Jean Adams.

     A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Dean Snyder officiating.

     Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

     Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service in the funeral chapel.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County 4-H Community Center renovation fund or to a favorite charity.  (2-5-2014)

     You may share memories in her guestbook at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
                              Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website


Eisert-Bettye-obit.jpg     The mother of classmate Jan Eisert Hiatt, Bettye J. Eisert, age 94, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 11:04 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in her residence at Pleasant Escape.

     Born August 9, 1919, in Evansville, she was the daughter of Joseph Earl and Ina Lee “Annie” Hicks Neighbors.

     She was married on September 23, 1939, in Rochester, Ind., to John R. “Dick” Eisert, who preceded in death on January 29, 1990.

     Bettye was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of Psi Iota XI Sorority.

     Surviving are a daughter, Janet Lee (John D.) Hiatt, Indianapolis, grandchildren, Jeffrey (NellAnn) Hiatt, Newington, NH, and James E. (Lynne) Hiatt, Virginia Beach, VA; great grandchildren, Alison, Melissa, James and Madison Hiatt, and one nephew, Scott Neighbors.  Also surviving are her family and friends at Pleasant Escape and especially her dear friend, Julia Baker of Logansport

     She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph R. Eisert, granddaughter, JoAnn Eisert, and two brothers, Joseph Earl Neighbors, Jr., and William J. Neighbors.

     Bettye will be missed by the many lives she touched along the journey of life.

     Visitation will be Monday, February 3, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Kroeger Funeral Home.

     Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Mission Center.  (1-28-2014)

               Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website, Logansport, Indiana.


Nelson-Violet-obit.jpg     The mother of classmate Nancy Nelson Fiscel, Violet D. Nelson, 92, Logansport, Indiana, passed away Wed., January 15, 2014 in her residence, surrounded by her family.
     Born Nov. 1, 1921 in Carroll County to the late Harvey D. and Nellie M. (Ray) Ulery.
     On Oct. 1, 1989 in Deer Creek, IN she married Donald A. Nelson, who preceded her in death on May 26, 1979.
     Violet retired from RBM after thirty five years of service. She had also worked at Logan Spring.
Violet was a lifetime member of the Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed cooking, baking (especially pies) and spending time with her family.
     Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Joe) Fiscel, Logansport; Connie (Jim) Gray, Cincinnati, OH; one son, Ron (Jama) Nelson, Kokomo; one sister, Shirley Carithers, Logansport; seven granddaughters, Kim Willis, Tami (Pat) Fox and Jennifer Fiscel, all of Logansport, Debbie (Jay) Shephard, West Chester, OH; Kelly Gray, Amelia, OH; Leighanne (Bob) Sproles, West Lafayette; Tiffany Seekri, Kokomo; six grandsons, Stephen Fiscel, Logansport; Mark (Becky) Willis, Flora; Bruce (Claire) Gray, Amelia, OH; Brad (Jen) Nelson, David Nelson and Jarrod (Lindsey) Morgan, all of Kokomo; ten great granddaughters, Megan Shephard, Dallas, TX; Katie Shephard and Carrie Shephard, both of West Chester, OH; Kandice Gray, Amelia, OH; Amber (Michael) DeFabis, Indianapolis; Lexi Sproles, West Lafayette, Ashleigh (Nathan) Harshman, Oceanside, CA; Kensley Seekri, Ashlyn Morgan and Rylan Morgan, all of Kokomo; twenty two great grandsons, Benjamin (Katie) Spitler, Matthew (Cassie) Fox and Brandon Fiscel, all of Logansport; Andrew (Lauren) Fox, Qatar Nellis AFB, NV; Tyler Willis, Butler University; Jordan Willis, Flora; Justin Nevitt, Indianapolis; Rylan Shephard, West Chester, OH; James Gray, Craig Childs and Curtis Childs, all of Amelia, OH; Chad (Courtney) Clark, Columbus, OH; Dustin Nelson, Eric Nelson, Berkley Seekri, Bridgley Seekri, Zachary Barrett and Drew Barrett, all of Kokomo; Devin Barrett, Indianapolis; Alex Nelson, Raleigh, NC; Layne Sproles, West Lafayette; nine great great granddaughters, Kaelynn Fox, Ryleigh Spitler, Rory Spitler, Madeline Clark, Marie Gray, Emma Harshman, Scarlett Harshman, Sadie Harshman and Cora Harshman; five great great grandsons, Ben Spitler, Austin Fox, Dylan Harshman, Aiden Nelson and Andrew Clark; two sister-in-laws, Betty Morris, Logansport; Virginia Crimmins, Logansport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Violet was preceded in death by three sisters, Donnabelle Nelson, Lou Fultz and Jean Norwood, four brothers, Hubert, Basil, John and Harold Ulery, one grandson, Rob Willis and one great grandson, Billy Spitler.
     A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Church of the Brethren in Logansport with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     A visitation will be held at the Gundrum Funeral Home from 4-8 pm Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
     Memorials may be made to the Church of the Brethren building fund.   (1-17-2014)
     You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com

                          Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website.


Davis-Danny-obit.jpg     Classmate Mary Lou Bender Davis' husband, Danny L. Davis, 70 of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 in home.

     Born April 6, 1943 in Logansport, he was the son of the late Lionel I. "Shorty" and Lillie M. "Toby" (Scott) Davis.

     On August 3, 1970, in Logansport, he was married to Mary Lou Bender Davis, who survives.

     He attended Washington Township High School and Logansport High School and enjoyed keeping in touch with the Class of '63.  Danny served in the U.S. Army and the Indiana National Guard.

     Danny was a hard-working man with many talents.  He had been trained as an apprentice watch maker by George Elpers.  He had worked as a set-up man on punch presses at Small Parts, Logan Stampings and T.M. Morris.  Danny and his late father operated a painting business, painting many buildings in Logansport.  He was a talented photographer and operated a photography business.  Danny also operated a sharpening business where he worked on small engines and sharpened tools.

     His faith was important to him and he would want to share the words of John 3:16 with each one reading his obituary, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus) that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  Danny would remind you to tell your family you love them, pray for them, and be forgiving.

     Surviving with his wife are his mother-in-law, Mary Bender, of Logansport; one brother-in-law, Larry & Mary Lou Bender, of Fort Wayne; one nephew, Todd Bender, of Logansport; one aunt, Katie Davis, of Logansport; and several cousins.

     A funeral service will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Phillips officiating.  Due to the weather, military honors will be conducted at the funeral home

Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service in the funeral chapel.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Danny's name through Fisher Funeral Chapel.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

     You may share messages in his guestbook at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  (12-15-2013)

                     Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website


Levy-Robert-V-obit.jpg     The brother of classmate Ralph Levy, Robert "Bob" V. Levy, 83, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.  Born in Marion, Indiana, Bob worked at GTE for 32 years.  He then went on to work with the United Way of Allen County for several years in Public Relations and was active in Bi-County Services before retiring.

     Bob's loving, funny, and helping personality never stopped.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, stamp collecting, genealogy, and watching his favorite sports teams.  Bob was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge, and the Shriners.  He was a proud dad, grandpa, and great grandpa and will be dearly missed.

     Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Ro Levy of Fort Wayne; daughter, Nita (Dan) Auer of Fort Wayne; sons, Kirk (Susie) Levy of Colleyville, TX; Allen Levy of Woodbridge, VA; grandchildren, Ryan (Abby) Auer, Mike (Amanda) Auer, Kristen Levy, Jenni Levy; great grandchildren, Grayson and Molly; sister, Jocelyn Levy of Logansport; and brother, Ralph (Sue) Levy of Brookston.

     Bob was preceded in death by parents, Earl and Dorothy Levy; son, Thomas Levy; brothers, Wayne Levy, and Jim Levy.

     Service is 11:00 am, Monday, October 7, 2013, at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with calling one hour prior, Rev. Timothy Graham officiating.  Calling at the Funeral Home, Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Heartland Hospice.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.  (10-4-2013)

                                                       Information from D.O. McComb and Sons website


     Classmate Bob Carroll's sister, Judith Lee (Carroll) Dutton, age 74, Kenneth City, Florida, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida.
     Born on June 27, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Richard Hugh and Inez Marie Lee Carroll.
     On August 1, 1981, in Logansport, she was married to John E. Dutton, Jr., who survives, in Kenneth City, Florida.
     While living in Indiana, Judy was a registered nurse who worked as a supervisor at the Logansport State Hospital.  While living in Florida, she worked as a unit supervisor for St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg; was a clinical manager for Operation PAR; and most recently, employed at Lake Seminole Square as an RN supervisor for personalized living.
     Judy was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, and a 1979 graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing.
     Also surviving are children: William Joseph Askew (Joyce), Thornton, Colorado, Beth Ann Askew, St. Petersburg, Florida, Brenda Lee Chesney, St. Petersburg, Michael Scott Albright, Kenneth City, Fla., and Ronald Dutton, Lafayette.
     Siblings who survive are: Robert L Carroll, Logansport, Priscilla Ann Witt, (Robert) Hudson, IN, Cynthia L. LaDow (Thomas) Logansport, Bonnie Carroll (Sister-in-law) Ft. Wayne, Vick Dutton (Brother-in-law) Ocala, Florida, Doug Dutton (Adenia) (Brother-in-law) Hialeah, Florida, Brad Dutton (Brother-in-law) Ocala, and Brett Dutton (Mariely) (Brother-in-law), Kokomo.
     Grandchildren surviving are: Tara Faine, Jarrod Spencer, Aaron Fernung, Erika Powers, Courtney Thompson, Danielle Askew, Ryan Fernung, Billy Jo Askew, Christian Albright-Swick, and Zach Albright-Swick, and Great Grandchildren: Jayde Thompson, Alyx Thompson, Brady Spencer, Alekzandra Powers, Maddison Powers, Joslynn Powers, Landon Fernung, Rylan Cauthen, Noah Fernung, and Faith Fernung.
     Many nieces and nephews also survive.
     Judy was preceded in death by brother, Richard W. Carroll, sister-in-law, Carol Carroll, and grandson, Matthew Spencer.
     Visitation will be at Kroeger Funeral Home on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
     The service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Pastor Dave Sommers officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Peak Community Services, 1416 Woodlawn Avenue, Logansport, IN 46947.  (7-24-2013)
                       Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.


A. Irene Brugh - obit     A Funeral Mass for the sister of classmate Peggy Murphy Nies, A. Irene Brugh 88, Logansport, Indiana, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at All Saints Catholic Church.  Father Mike McKinney will officiate.
     Mrs. Brugh died at 2:30 a.m., February 26, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born February 29, 1924, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Agnes and Charles Murphy.  She was married to Charles A. Brugh, who preceded her in death.
     Irene is survived by her ten loving children: Carolyn (Bill) Henderson, Jim (Mercedes) Brugh, Mike (LeAnne) Brugh, Barbara (David) Stein, Phillip Brugh, Becky Hinkle, Suzy (Mark) Wamsley, Bill Brugh, Nancy (Dean) Pugh, and Bridget Brugh.
     She was the devoted grandmother of 29 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; and 12 great, great grandchildren.
     Irene was preceded in death by her infant daughter Melissa, her husband Charles, and three beautiful grandsons: Andy Brugh, Brad Henderson, and Paul Kerns.  Also preceding her were two delightful great grandsons Jake and Varnell, who lost their battle with cystic fibrosis.
     Irene has three sisters: Mary Brindle, who preceded her in death; two surviving sisters: Teresa Barlow and Margaret (Peggy) Nies.
     Irene was a pioneer in starting her own business before that was a normal endeavor for women with children.  She was a very creative and talented window treatment designer and seamstress and worked with numerous clientele including The Golden Rule, Discher Furniture, Gray Mill, Partridge, and many interior designers in this area.  Many homes and businesses in Logansport were graced with her talents.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Susan Komen Foundation.  (2-27-2013)
                     Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Nellie Powell - obit     The mother of classmate James Powell, Nellie Pearl Bruce Powell, 91, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 1:08 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013, at her residence.
     Born on January 4, 1922 in Rockfield, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie (Benefield) Bruce.  On February 14, 1938, she married Lonnie C. Powell, he survives.
     She was a homemaker who liked to sew, read, listen to music, playing the organ and she loved to play with all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Nellie also enjoyed reading poems, traveling, making sugar cream pies and rocking all her babies.  She is a member of Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church and a former member of Rockfield Christian Church.
     Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Lonnie C. Powell of Logansport, her children, James Powell (Cherrie) of Sellersburg, Joyce Likens of Logansport, Rita Bonnell of Logansport, Dennis Powell of Logansport, Thomas Powell (Lisa) of Logansport and Anthony Powell of Logansport, 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by brothers, Harve, Charles, Lewis and Floyd Bruce, sister, Jennie Stull and sons-in-law, Phil Likens and Jerry Bonnell.
     Service will be private.
     Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.
     Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park.

     Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Alzheimer’s Association and/or Great Lakes Hospice.

     Please sign the online guest book and condolences may be made to the Powell family at ransfuneralhomes.com. (2-27-2013)
                                   Information from Marocco-Rans Funeral Homes website


     The mother of classmate, Ann Raub Snyder, Albertine Jenkines Raub, age 100, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 10:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born on October 19, 1912, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Walter Bertrum and Elizabeth Lottridge Jenkines.
     Albertine attended the Church of Christ, Scientist, as a child in Logansport.  Upon her marriage, she became a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     She attended Daniel Webster grade school, Lincoln Jr. High School, and Logansport High School.  She completed high school at Fairfax Hall Boarding School for Girls in Waynesboro, Virginia.  She attended Vogue School of Art in Chicago.
     Albertine was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority and was a director of the F & M State Bank.
     Until she lost her eyesight, she studied the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy and the Holy Bible one hour every day.
     Albertine married Malcolm Jacob Raub on December 28, 1933.  He preceded her in death in 1981.  Her second marriage was to her high school sweetheart, Dr. William Henry (Bud) Kammerer, in 1991.  He passed away in 1993.
     She and Dr. Kammerer lived on three Indian reservations in Montana, South Dakota, and Iowa, where he was a volunteer physician after retiring.
     Albertine was a world traveler, but Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver was her love (though she lived in many places, such as Naples, Florida, New York City, Logansport, Chicago, and Virginia).
     She had many friends in various parts of the world, with her Logansport and Culver friends being her dearest.  The ones who have gone before are many, and were much loved by her and her children.
     Surviving are children, Ann Raub (husband, Don) Snyder, Logansport and Malcolm Jenkines “Pat” Raub, South Bend; sister, Barbara Jenkines, Logansport; five grandchildren, Kathleen Snyder (husband, Duke) Tanguy, Logansport, Dr. David Raub (wife, Heather) Snyder, Clarksville, TN, Raubyn Snyder (husband, Reed) Barich, Fishers, Ind., Elizabeth Raub (fiance Dan Stenberg), South Bend and Brian Raub, Atlanta, Georgia; thirteen great grandchildren.
     Also preceding in death were a daughter, Kathleen Raub, loving cousins, Margaret Ann Frushour Wilson Becker, and Robert Frushour, Sr., niece, Carroll Young and nephews, David Young and Thomas Young.
     The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Janaury 12, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Rev. Doug Mankell officiating.
     Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
     Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to any favorite charity but flowers are always welcome.  (1-10-2013)
                         Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Patsy Boller Sedam -obitThe sister of classmate Gary Boller, Patsy J. “Pat” Sedam, 75 , of Logansport passed away Sunday December 30, 2012, at      Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Indiana.
     She was born October 9, 1937, in Logansport to the late Ivan and Mary Engle Boller. On May 4, 1977 in Watseka, Illinois, Pat married Dean A. Sedam who survives.
     Pat retired from the Eaton Corporation in Winamac. She had also worked at Elco Industries, Logan Machine and the R.B.M.
     She was a member of the Niddee Shrine Guild, V.F.W. Post #3790 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post #60 Ladies Auxiliary. Pat attended Logansport High School, Wright Beauty College, and was the former owner of the Hair Depot. She enjoyed crafts, quilting, genealogy, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving along with her husband are four daughters; Deborah (Fred) Brazzle; Donna Lambert; Pamela (Dave) Johnson; and Cheri (Jim) Ling, all of Logansport; two step sons, David (Susan) Sedam, of Kokomo, and Larry Sedam of Logansport; three sisters, Rose (Butch) Clem, Logansport; Sharon (Don) Curnutt, Monticello; Carol (Bob) Berkshire, Logansport; 1 Brother, Garry (Barbara) Boller, Logansport; 11 Grandchildren, 5 Step Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, 4 Step Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 11:30 AM Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the Gundrum Funeral Home & Crematory. Pastor Jay McKinley will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Wednesday, also in the Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to the Logansport Shrine Club Transportation Fund.
     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. (1-11-2013)
                              Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


Paul D. Homburg, II - obit     The son of classmates Ethel Leazenby Homburg and the late Paul D. Homburg, Sr, Paul David Homburg, II, age 54, Logansport, went to be with the Lord at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012, at his residence.
     Born October 20, 1958, in Logansport, he was the son of Paul D. and Ethel F. Leazenby Homburg.  His mother survives.
     He was married in Logansport on August 12, 1978, to Sandra S. “Sandy” Rose, who survives.
     Paul was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he had served as Church Council Vice President.  He served on the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department.
     First and foremost he was a self-employed farmer with a deep love for his family, especially the grandchildren.
     In addition to his wife and mother, Paul is survived by a son, Paul D. (Kristi) Homburg III, and a daughter, Kelly Ann (Joshua) Smith, and a sister, Darla (Ron) Hayden, all of Logansport.
     Three grandchildren also survive, Graci Lynn Homburg, Johnathan Paul Homburg and Jordan Daniel Smith, as well as nieces and nephews, Andy and Ronnie Hayden and families and April, Adam and Andy Baer.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Paul D. Homburg, in 1977.
     The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Larry DeVos officiating.
     Burial will be in Shideler Cemetery, Cass County.
     Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Monday at Kroeger Funeral Home, and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
     The Trinity Lutheran Church Council Service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Monday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope Hospice or the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  (12-28-2012)
                Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Florence Svoma - obit     The mother of classmate Darlene Tipton Lowe, Florence J. (Grandma Susie) Svoma, 91, Logansport, Indiana, died at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Woodbridge Health Campus.
     Born Aug. 6, 1921 in Drywood, Wis. to John Svoma and Mary Struka.
     She was a retired cook for the Neal home.  She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with family and friends.
     Survivors include her daughter, Darlene M. “Pug” Lowe, Logansport, son, Alan Hughes, Logansport, sister, Elinore Amerling, Oregon, sister, Lois Ramharter, Fla., granddaughter, Kelly (Dana) Scott, Logansport, grandson, Rob D. (Maureen) Lowe, Las Vegas, grandson, Christopher Scott, Logansport, stepgrandson, Adam Scott and wife Jessica, Logansport, stepgranddaughter, Ashley Pedigo and husband Andy, Lafayette, great-grandchildren, Nick Erickson, Kirsten (Caleb) Koontz, Melissa Lowe and Michael Lowe, stepgreat-grandchildren Zayne, Paley, and Crew Scott and Hudson Pedigo.
     Two brothers James and William “Buddy” Svoma, four sisters, Bessie Clark, Ann Svoma, Mildred Clark, Elizabeth Clark, one grandson, Jeffrey Eric Lowe, and one son-in-law, James H. Lowe, preceded her in death.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory with Father Mike McKinney officiating.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until services.
     Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.
     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. (11-19-2012)
                         Information from Pharos Tribune Newspaper website


Robert P "Hoot" Neher - obit     The brother of classmate Joy Neher Sharp, Robert P. “Hoot” Neher, 71, Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette.
     Born Aug. 1, 1941 in Logansport, he is the son of the late Guy Everette Neher and Alice Merrill (Middleton) Neher.  He graduated from Logansport High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy.  On Nov. 27, 1965, in Mt. Lebanon Friends Church in Tipton County, he married Irisha K. (Kinder), and she survives.  He was employed with Exide in Logansport for 27 years; also Chrysler Corp. in Kokomo for 12 years before retiring.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers.
     Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Irisha K. Neher, Kokomo; two daughters Shelly (Roger) Williams, Windfall, and Alisha Neher, Kokomo; two sisters Joy (Myron) Sharp, Howe, and Mary Lou (Jerry) Fry, Logansport; grandchildren Hope, Josie and Seth Williams, Windfall; also several nieces and nephews.
Robert "Hoot" Neher - HS     He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill E. Neher and Jack Neher.
     Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hazel Dell Friends Church, 4017 E. C.R. 300 North, Windfall, with Dave Freelan officiating.
     Burial with military rites by the U.S. Navy and the Kokomo Military Rites Team will follow in Windfall Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo.
     Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.  You may read the Neher obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.  (11-18-2012)
                    Information from the Logansport Pharos Tribune Newspaper website


Allen Becker - HS     Long time [Culver, Indiana] resident, E. Allen Becker passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, following a brief yet valiant battle against cancer.  He was the brother of classmate Nelson Becker.
   Becker was born November 2, 1938, to Edwin H. and Mary Lewis Becker in Logansport, Indiana.  Following the death of Mary Lewis, Edwin married Margret Wilson.  His mother, stepmother and father preceded Becker in death.
   As a child, Becker spent summers at Culver, Indiana, located on the shores of his beloved Lake Maxinkuckee.  After attending Culver Summer Naval School as a member of the band, Becker continued his association with the summer program as part of the Naval Summer School Staff.  As an adult, Becker’s association with the greater Culver community was so strong, he and his family moved to the lake for the summer with Becker making the daily commute to Logansport.  A community leader in his hometown of Logansport, Becker was also active in the Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee community.
   Becker married Judith (Judy) Furry on December 28, 1961, who survives.  Last year, the couple commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary with their three children and respective families.
   Shortly following his marriage to Judy Furry, despite, or better said, in spite of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in his mid-twenties, Becker was determined to live a full and active life.  At a time when little was known about rheumatoid arthritis and even less was known regarding treatment, Becker refused to accept the ramifications of the disease described and predicted by his doctors early on.  From the time of his diagnosis, Becker raised three children, successfully directed and expanded two long-time, well-known family businesses and actively served many organizations in his hometown community of Logansport, Indiana.
   Upon retirement from Alpha Industries in 1994, Becker declared Culver as his permanent residence though he chose to escape the harsh winters of Indiana by spending a few months in Venice, Florida.  Despite his failing physical condition, Becker was actively involved with sailing programs in the greater Sarasota area as well as the Midwest.  At the time of his death, Becker was a Florida resident dividing his time between Venice and Culver, family and friends.
   During his lifetime Becker was associated with:  Logansport Salvation Army, Logansport YMCA, Logansport Junior Achievement, Grissom Air Force Base Community Council, Maxinkuckee Yacht Club, Culver Summer School Association, Inland Lake Yachting Association, Sigma Nu Fraternity at University of Colorado, and Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund.  In addition, Becker was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Culver and also a lifetime member of several community service organizations. Becker was a veteran of the Army National Guard.
   Survivors include: son William Allen Becker (Bill), Culver, Indiana, and his children Samantha and Alex; John Furry Becker, his wife, Susan and their children Stuart and Jason as well as his daughter Marylynn (Lynn) Becker DelDuco, her husband Darren and their children Evan, Mia and Nick; brother Nelson (Dixie) and sister MaryAnna Swennumson (Richard); stepsisters Patricia Cleveland, Margret Rothman and Linda Flannery (Dick); stepbrother Loyal Wilson (Margret) and many nieces and nephews.
   Viewing will be held on Monday, November 19 from 4-7 PM at Odom’s Funeral Home in Culver.  Services will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 11 AM at the CMA Memorial Chapel with internment immediately following at the Union Township Cemetery located on IN Hwy 117.
   Memorial Donations may be made to the Edwin H. Becker Endowment for Culver Education Foundation (CEF), PO Box 441, Logansport, IN 45947 or the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund (LMEF), 116 N Main St, Culver, IN 46511.   (11-18-2012) 
               Information from Odom's Funeral Home website.


Carol L Douglas Carroll -obit     The wife of classmate Bob Carroll, Carol L. Carroll, age 70, Logansport, Indiana, was called home to her Lord with her pastor and family by her side, at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, in her residence.
     Born in Peru, Ind., on October 4, 1942, she was the daughter of Shirley Lee and Frances “Jayne” Zook Douglas.  Her mother and step-father, Robert G. Wilhelm, raised Carol.
     She was married November 30, 1963, Celina, Tenn., to Robert L. Carroll, who survives.
     Carol retired in 1993 from the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office.  She had also worked as bailiff and legal secretary.
     A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, Carol was a member of Life Gate Church.  She was also active at Peak Community Services (formerly Woodlawn Center), where she was a past board member and assisted in coordinating client activities.  She was especially dedicated to the Special Olympics and Peak's bowling programs.
Carol L Douglas - HS     She was a member of Delta Theta Chi sorority.  A dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother, her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren and family.
     Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters, Krista Carroll and Kim (Shawn) McLochlin, all of Logansport; grandchildren, Tyler Buell, Shadd McLochlin, Drake McLochlin and Laine McLochlin.
     Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy and John Dutton, Kenneth City, Fla., Bonnie Carroll, Fort Wayne, Ann and Jr. Witt, Hudson, Ind., and Cindy and Tom LaDow, Logansport; several nieces, nephews and a cousin, Kim Bakehorn, Peru, as well as several other cousins, and her best friend, Carol Carney, Logansport.
     Preceding in death were a daughter, Kelly Buell and brother-in-law, Dick Carroll.
     The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Life Gate Church (831 Burlington Avenue). Pastors Andy Weil and Bob Gray will officiate.
     Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Life Gate Church and from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, also at the church.
     Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Peak Community Services.  Envelopes will be available at the church.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (10-21-2012)
              Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Glenda Bentz - 2008     The wife of classmate Jerry Bentz, Glenda Bentz (nee Dilling), a longtime resident of Webster Groves, Missouri, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
     Mrs. Bentz lived most of her life in Webster Groves, was a 1958 graduate of Webster Groves High School, a career teacher in public and private schools, and participant in many community and charitable organizations, including PEO.  She enjoyed quilting and was a member of several quilting groups.
     Mrs. Bentz is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jerry; children Betsy (Kevin) Cummings, Bob (Diane) and Jim; mother-in-law Helen; brother Jim (Stella) Dilling; grandchildren and many friends.
     A memorial Mass with reception following will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m., at St. Raphael, 6047 Bishop Place in St. Louis (63109). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.  (10-20-2012)
                         Information from the Internet


Helen Hillis - obit     The mother of classmate Kathie Hillis Smith, Helen Hillis, 98, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2012, in her residence.
     Born October 31, 1913 in Owensboro, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late John Howard and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Glenn) Kunkel. On October 22, 1936, in Indianapolis, Indiana she was married to Dr. Lowell J. Hillis.  He preceded her in death on November 18, 1982.
     A graduate of Washington High School in Indianapolis, Helen was a homemaker.
     Helen was a longtime member of the Baptist Temple in Logansport.  In earlier years she had served as the state treasurer in the Indiana State Medical Auxiliary.  She was a former member of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa and the Mothers' Study Club.  Helen had also served on the Neal Home Board of Directors and the Cass County Children's Home Board of Directors.
     Surviving are two sons, Dr. Paul Hillis and his wife Kathy of Logansport, and Dr. Fredrick Hillis and his wife Shelley, of Culver; two daughters, Kathie Smith and her husband Carl of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Carolyn Lopiccola and her husband Joseph, of St. Clair Shores, MI; 9 grandchildren: CWA IV David Hargrove, Kathleen Hargrove France, Amy Hillis Couch, Bryan Hillis, Sarah Hillis Sayers, Erin Hillis Kopplin, Lisa Hillis Miller, Alan Lopiccola and Helen Lopiccola Lipp; and 18 great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, Colonel John Howard Kunkel II and one sister, Louise Beiersdorfer.
     Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Howard Wade officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice or the Baptist Temple Endowment Trust.
     You may share condolences in her guest book and view her video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  (10-18-2012)
                      Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website.


Jack D. Wild - obit      The brother of late classmate Ted Wild, Jack D. Wild, 83, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 2:43 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2012, at Caring Hands Healthcare Center in Peru.
     Born on December 17, 1928, in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late Honorable Clifford O. and Naomi (Herrington) Wild.  On January 15, 1964 he married Bettie McGriff, she survives.
     He was a 1947 Logansport High School graduate where he lettered in basketball and football. Jack attended Indiana University for two years and became a charter member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity.
     Jack was employed for over 25 years and retired from Saylor’s Candy Company in Burnettsville.  He then became the “Poolman” at Pioneer High School for 22 years.  He enjoyed camping, canoeing and spending time at Lake Michigan.
     Survivors include his wife, Bettie Lu Wild of Logansport, daughters; Jacquelyn D. Knapp and husband John of Walton, brothers; Clifford O. Wild Jr. and wife Susan of Kettering, Ohio, Robert K. Wild and wife Carole of West Carrollton, Ohio, Richard W. Wild and wife Karen of Logansport, John D. Wild and wife Barbara of Sherwood, Oregon, Victor A. Wild and wife Caroline of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Phillip M. Wild of Tuscon, Arizona, Stanley J. Wild of Tuscon, Arizona, and James W. Wild of Tuscon, Arizona, sisters, Ramona Higel and husband Robert, Barbara K. Jaxel, and Debra McAninch and husband Gary, all of Salem, Oregon. He is also survived by grandson Joshua Robert Allen Knapp of Walton, and cousins; Jamie, John, and William Rogers and their families.
     He was also preceded in death by sister, Mitzi June Wild Clayton, brother, Ted Wild and cousins, Helen Rogers and her husband Bill and Arthur “Junior” Dunn.
     Services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday October 16, 2012, at Marocco – Rans Funeral chapel with Pastor Bill Collins officiating.
     Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the funeral home.
     Memorial Contributions may be made to Walton Christian Church, Box 388 Walton, Indiana 46994 and/or Premier Hospice, 1769 E. Lincoln, Building A, Kokomo, Indiana 46902.
     Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Wild Family at www.maroccofc.com.  (10-14-2012)
            Informaton from Marocco - Ran's Funeral Home website


     Classmate Jim Watts mother, Mary M. Watts, age 91, Panama City, Florida, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Panama City, Florida.
     Born February 2, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Blanche Adair Pursch.
     On August 19, 1939, in Logansport, she married Eugene E. Watts, who preceded her in death on July 10, 2001.
     Mary was a homemaker.  She and her husband Eugene had previously lived on Pleasant Hill, while in Logansport, and were “snowbirds”, maintaining a condominium in Naples, Florida, for their winter time visits.  After the passing of her husband in 2001 Mary moved to Panama City, Florida, to be close to her son, Jim.  Mary enjoyed her final years in Florida spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed traveling around the world and some of her favorite places, Australia, New Zealand and especially Hawaii. Mary enjoyed gardening, canning and playing golf.
     Survivors include one son, Jim (Joyce) Watts, Panama City, FL; Grandchildren, Doug and Paige; great grandchildren, Kyle, Ian, Sara and Olivia; several nieces and nephews.
     Mary was preceded in death by one son, Robert Eugene Watts, and six brothers, Ed, Jim, Fred (Snap), Al, Bill and George (Junior)Pursch.
     Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Clark Miller will be officiating.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory.
     You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  (9-15-2012)
            Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


Betty Jane Smith - obit     The mother of classmate Tom "TJ" Smith, Betty Jane Smith, 90, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born March 17, 1922, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Charles and Nancy Myrtle Bunnell Raisor.  She was married July 11, 1942, in Peru, Indiana, to Lowell Jay Smith in Peru, Indiana.
     Betty was retired from RBM, where she had worked for several years.
     Betty was a member of the Cross~Wind United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by one son, Tom "T.J." Smith and his wife Ann, of Logansport, Indiana; one daughter, Linda L Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three grandchildren, Scott, Kim and Joe; and one great-grandchild, Trever; several nieces and nephews; and her loving family of caregivers and neighbors at Miller's Merry Manor.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Morris Raisor; and two sisters, Eva Foster and Edith Neher Fiedler.
     Services will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Dr. George Plasterer officiating.
     Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.
     Interment will follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana.
     Contributions may be made to the Cross~Wind United Methodist Church, Cause for Paws or the Emmaus Center.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.  (8-11-2012)
                               Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website


Helvie-Gene-HS.jpgHelvie-Gene-obit.jpg     LOGANSPORT — Classmate Robert Helvie's brother, Howard “Gene” Helvie, 71, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at his residence.
     Born on March 27, 1941, in Logansport , he was the son of Howard and Clara (Hitchens) Helvie.  On Jan. 19, 1980, he married  Sherry Leonard.  She survives.
     Gene was a 1960 Royal Center High School graduate.  He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran who served two tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Davis and the USS Saratoga.  Gene also retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance in Lewiston , Maine .
     He was a member of Center Presbyterian Church, Royal Center , a life member of VFW 3790 and American Legion 60.  Gene was also a member of the USS Davis Association, Retired Enlisted Men’s Association and the Fleet Reserve Association.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
     Survivors include his wife, Sherry Helvie, Logansport; father, Howard O. Helvie, Logansport; his children, Douglas E. Helvie (Anna), North Carolina; Jody Nichols, Wyoming; Kimberly Hewitt, Colorado; Christopher Helvie, Colorado; and Barbara Bartling, Colorado; a stepson, Darren Winters, Maine; and two brothers, Robert Helvie (Joan), Valparaiso, and Wayne Helvie (Twila), Columbia City.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by mother, Clara Hitchens.
     Graveside services with military rites will be performed at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Davis Cemetery in Burnettsville with Pastor Horace Smith officiating.
     Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger and Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW 3790 Children’s Christmas Fund. Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Helvie family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.  (8-6-2012)
     Information from Harrison Metzger Funeral Home website.


Lucille F Thompson - obit     Classmate Donna Fawley Wiles' mother, Lucille F. Thompson, 91, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at 6:50 PM in Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, Indiana.
     Lucille was born August 2, 1920, in Kosciusko County, Indiana to Elmer E. and Hester E. (Slaymaker) Foreman.  A lifetime Kosciusko County resident, she was a 1938 graduate of Pierceton High School, Pierceton, Indiana.
     On July 4, 1992, in Warsaw, she and Ernest Thompson were married.
     Lucille was a bookkeeper for Levin and Sons Salvage, Warsaw.  She retired in 1983.
     Lucille was a member of the North Webster Church of God, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Women of the Moose and Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.
     Survivors include her husband, Ernest Thompson, Warsaw; 2 daughters and a son-in-law: Donna and John Wiles, Warsaw and Twylla Tolley of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law: Charles and Norma Fawley of Warsaw; 3 sisters: Norma Bodkin, Warsaw; Pearl Halsey, Cromwell, Indiana; and Vivian Murphy, Pierceton. 4 grandchildren and their spouses: Tamara and Ed Boggs, Warsaw; Cheryl and Mike Lennon of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Bobby and Kathy Fawley of Mandoline, Illinois; and Jennifer Fawley, Warsaw; 7 great grandchildren: Jonathan, Matthew, Thomas, Nicholas, Ian, Charles and Stephen.
     Lucille was preceded in death by her brother, Herschel Foreman.
     Family and friends will gather to share memories and enjoy conversation while comforting one another Thursday, July 5th from 11 AM - 1 PM in Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.  A service celebrating the life of Lucille F. Thompson will follow beginning at 1 PM in the funeral home.  Pastor Josh Harding of Community Bible Church, Warsaw, will officiate.
     Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.
     The family has asked that gifts in Lucille's memory be given to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, PO Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1196.
     The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it a privilege to care for the family and friends of Lucille F. Thompson.  (7-12-2012)
              Information from Titus Funeral Home


Alice L Snyder Meeks - obit      The sister of classmate Judy Snyder Flory, Alice L. Snyder Meeks, 69, Kokomo, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born February 22, 1943, in Logansport, to George Snyder and Lucille (Rice) Michael.  On August 30, 1963, she married Raymond T. Meeks, and he survives.
      Family was always first on Alice's list.  She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, holding women's meetings, and was an avid Colts fan.
      In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Barry (Michelle) Meeks, Brett Meeks, and Raymond (Rebecca) Grants Meeks, all of Peru; one brother, Randy Michael, Logansport; and two sisters, Carol Shively, and Judy Flory, both of Logansport.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.      Online messages of condolence may be made at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.  (7-9-2012)
       Information from Becky Timmons Stover & Sunset Memory Garden


M. Paul "Red" Riggle, Jr. obit     GALVESTON — The husband of classmate Betty Klise Riggle, M. Paul “Red” Riggle Jr., 75, Galveston, Indiana, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.
     Born July 27, 1936, in Cass County, Indiana, he was the son of Ruby S. Shockley-Nichols and M. Paul Riggle Sr.  He was married Sept. 7, 1957, in Cass County to Betty J. Klise Riggle, who survives.
     He was a meat cutter at Krogers and A&P and retired from Delco Electronics in 1991.
     He loved sprint car racing and camping and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
     Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Riggle, Galveston; sons, Russell A. Riggle, Converse, William E. (Lisa G. ) Riggle, Peru, and Paul “Ed” Riggle, Elkhart; daughter, Cindy (Kelvin) Grumpp, Wabash; grandchildren, Jason and wife, Sarah, and Bobby, Nikki and husband, Lou, Ashley and husband, Justin, Wayne, Dustin, Stephanie and husband, Noah, Aly and Sami; and great-grandchildren, Shelby, Lexus and Jaden.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandson, Isaac Paul.
     Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with the Rev. Steve Austin officiating.  Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Carroll County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com  (6-26-2012)
                           Information from Pharos Tribune website


Frank W Woodruff - obit     Classmate Mary Lou Woodruff Fickle's brother, Frank W. Woodruff, age 77, Logansport, passed away at 7:39 p.m., on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in his residence.
     Born October 17, 1934, in Logansport, he was the son of Frank and Virginia (Turnpaugh) Woodruff.
     On October 14, 1994, in Logansport, he was married to Mary E. Sutton, who survives.
     Frank had been an electrician for more than 50 years and had owned Woodruff Electric since the 1960’s.
     In the 60’s, Frank participated in Micro Midget Racing, then he went on to drag racing, until 2004.  A known mechanic for any type of car since the age of 12, he had enjoyed working on cars, but especially race cars.  He also enjoyed fishing and boating.
     Frank never knew a stranger.  He had a kind heart and was always willing to help others, never saying no to anything.  Being the most forgiving man known, if a customer was not able to pay for electrical work, the bill was forgiven.
     You knew when he was nearby, as he was always singing or whistling a tune.
     He had attended Logansport High School, had been in the Army National Guard, and was a life member of the American Legion.
     In addition to his wife, Frank is also survived by seven sons, James (Linda) Woodruff, Logansport, Tim Woodruff, Indianapolis, Keith’ Shorty’ Woodruff, Logansport, Robert (Lisa) Johnson, Kennebunk, Maine, Andrew (Betty) Achey, Logansport, Kenny (Jody) Achey, Logansport, and Frankie (Anna) Woodruff, Spencer; one daughter, Darla (Dan) Miller, Mexico, Ind.; brother, Larry (Darlene) Woodruff, Logansport; and sisters, Gail Maloy, Logansport, and Mary Lou Fickle, Memphis, Tenn.
     He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
     Two daughters, Linda and Brenda preceded him in death.
     The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Pastor Evan Strong officiating.
     Private interment will be held at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, with full military honors.
     Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, or to the American Kidney Fund. (6-10-2012)
                            Information from Pharos Tribune website


Mary K Brown - obit     Susan Brown Jordan's mother, Mary K. Brown, age 98, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at her residence, McKinney House.
     Born Mary Letha Kreigh on September 26, 1913, on a farm in Wells County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Wentz and Ethel Sowards Kreigh.  She grew up as a “country girl” on the farm where she was born.
     Mary attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse, walking one and a half miles to and from school each day.  The daily ritual of milking cows and feeding calves started early, before the walk to school.
     A 1931 graduate of Ossian High School, Mary attended Ball State University for two years.  With a two-year teaching license, she taught school for three years in Ossian and ten years in Twelve Mile. Mary then returned to Ball State, completing a bachelor’s degree in 1956.  She was now qualified to teach in the Logansport School system, where she taught first grade at Franklin elementary school for over twenty school years from 1956 to 1977.  She was a life member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA).  She also served as a Red Cross Gray lady for seventeen years and was a forty-one year member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder and deacon.
     She was married on September 5, 1936, in Ossian, Indiana, to George A. Brown. After marriage she chose to use “K” as her middle initial in deference to her German maiden name of Kreigh.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1949 of complications from multiple sclerosis.
     Widowed at the age of thirty five, Mary became an extremely independent woman.  She was a single mother who raised two children by herself.  She never felt sorry for herself even until the time of her death.  The high expectations she had for herself translated into high expectations for everyone else.  One of her favorite expressions was “I can do it myself”.
     Relaxing at home, she was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing bridge.  She enjoyed traveling and the most memorable trips in her life were two trips to the Holy Land and three trips to Hawaii and Mexico.  She also enjoyed Carribbean cruises, and trips to Europe and Banff/Lake Louise.
     Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Michael Jordan, Logansport, and a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Patricia Brown, Argyle, Wisc.
     Paramount in her life were her grandchildren.  She never missed attending any events of their lives, including sporting events.  Those surviving grandchildren are, Dr. Jennifer Jordan Adams and her husband, Dr. William P. Adams, and their children, Luke and Brooke, all of Dallas, Tex., Eric Jordan and his wife, April, and their children, Clint and Clay, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jeff Jordan and his wife Lesley, and their children, Jack and Emma, all of Dallas, Texas, Rick Brown, Elk Grove, Ill., Roberta Jones and her husband, William, Kingston, Ill., and Sandra Luciani and her children, Alyssa, Alexa and Ashley, Glendale Heights, Ill, three nephews and two nieces.
     She bestowed on her grandchildren the value of working hard, the importance of education, and genuine pride in their accomplishments that she gave to her children.  Her grandchildren got to know a grandmother who loved them deeply. “Gram” will be missed deeply and always remembered.  Preceding in death were her siblings, Donald in 1988, Catherine in 2000, and infants Garnett and Ralph, as well as her parents.
     A memorial service for this remarkable lady will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church at a later date.
     Burial will be next to her husband in Bluffton, Indiana.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Suite 112, 7301 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268 or Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com  (4-21-2012)
              Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Mary Louise Brindle - obit     The sister of classmate Peggy Murphy Nies, Mary Louise Brindle, age 89, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 8:40 a.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Memorial Hospital.
     Born in Logansport on August 9, 1922, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Agnes Irene Kinser Murphy.
     On March 2, 1946, in Logansport, she was married to Bernard E. Brindle, who preceded her in death on February 15, 1985.
     A homemaker, Mary was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society, DCCW, and a former member of Holy Rosary Study Club and Daughters of Isabella, where she was past regent.
     Surviving are children, Karen (Gary) White, Joliet, Illinois, Judy Allison, Indianapolis, Steve Brindle, High Point, North Carolina, and Patty (Steve) Richman, Kokomo; grandchildren, Julie (Doug) Borow), Matt (Laura) White, Vicki (Rich) Sarac, Chuck (Corrine) White, Denise (Keith) Smith, Neil (Lisa) Brugh, Jed (Molly) Richman, and Denise (Kim) Henderson; great grandchildren, Nicole Sarac, Maranda Sarac, Michael Sarac, Paige Borow, Jacob Borow, Allison White, Grace White, Madeline White, Lily White, Mickayla White, Alexis White, Carol Ann (Patrick) Clance, David Jackson, Scotty Smith, Jalen Hodges, Timothy Ellis, Ian Brugh, and Emily Brugh; great-great grandchildren, Paxton Clance and Molly Clance.
     Also surviving are sisters, Irene Brugh, Logansport, Teresa Barlow, Elmgrove, Wisc., and Peggy Nies, Logansport; and many nieces and nephews.
     The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2012, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Fr. Michael McKinney officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., on Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School.  (4-29-12)

Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


W. Joseph (Joe) Kimberling - obit     Classmate Bill Kimberling's son, William. J. (Joe) Kimberling, 46, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Feb. 10, 1966.  He passed away from cancer March 29, 2012 [after a several year struggle].
     A graduate of Westside High School, [Omaha, Neb.], he received degrees from U. of Kansas and Northwestern.  An Art Director at Entertainment Weekly (N.Y.) and L.A. Magazine, he received national design awards at both magazines.
     Preceded in death by both sets of grandparents.  He is survived by parents, Dr. William and Rose Mary Kimberling [LHS '59], Waterloo, Neb.; sisters: Susan (Chris) Kannawin, Denver,, Col.; Marty (John) Dougherty, Montgomery, Ala.; Patricia Kimberling, Lincoln, Neb.; and brother T.D. (Tracy) Kimberling, Kearney, Mo.; 12 nieces and nephews and a great nephew and a great niece.
     Sincere gratitude to his many caring, loving friends in L.A
     Memorials to: Kansas U. Endowment, School of Journalism, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS, 66044-0928.  (4-18-2012)

     The above was Published in Omaha World-Herald on April 17, 2012.

     Joe was well known and respected by those in the publishing industry. More detailed information is available at this website:
               http://www.lamag.com/play/slideshows/story.aspx?ID=1678684


Edward "Kent" Rhodenbaugh - obit     Classmate Tom Rhodenbaugh's brother, Edward "Kent" Rhodenbaugh, 65 of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 7:39 a.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born May 21, 1946, in Logansport, he was the son of Thomas Isaac and Evah Neal Rhodenbaugh.  He was married October 6, 1973, in the Thornhope Church of Christ to Kathy Stepp Rhodenbaugh, who survives.
     Kent was a member of East Main Street Church of God.
     Surviving with his wife are three sons, Darrin Kent Rhodenbaugh of Jonesboro, AK, Kyle Edward Rhodenbaugh and Kent Isaac Rhodenbaugh, both of Logansport, IN; two daughters, Denise Rhodenbaugh of Arkansas, and Katrina (Chad) Hawley of Kokomo, IN; Brother, Thomas Neal Rhodenbaugh and his wife Mary Louise, of Kokomo, Indiana; and five Grandchildren, Michael O'Neal Strong, Griffin Hawley, Coralyn Hawley, Kaelib Rhodenbaugh, and Haden Rhodenbaugh.
          A memorial service will be held at East Main St. Church of God, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 6 p.m. with Dr. Gregory Elkins officiating.
     Private family graveside services will be held in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Contributions may be made to the East Main Street Church of God.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.
     You may light a candle of hope in remembrance of Kent and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  (2-14-2012)


Donald J. Linden-obit     The brother of Bonnie Linden Seeger, Donald J. Linden, 73, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 10:56 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.
     He was born in Logansport on Sept. 7, 1938, the son of Russell and Mary Lucille Hunter Linden.  Don was Methodist by faith and a retired truck driver.
     He is survived by daughters, Leona Wilson and her husband, Rick, of Logansport, and Sonya Roberts and her husband, Ken, of Logansport; sisters, Nelda VanBaalen of Peru, Lois Wilkinson and her husband, Ken, of Rochester, and Bonnie Seeger and her husband, Gene, of Fort Worth, Texas.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Russell Linden.
     Graveside services for Donald Linden will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ever-Rest Memorial Park , Cass County , with Pastor David Ross officiating.
     Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.  (1-27-2012)


Thelma I Dunn - obit    The mother of Sharon Dunn Haynes, Thelma I. Dunn, age 92, Logansport, passed away at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2011, at Logansport Memorial Hospital, following a very brief illness.
     Born December 18, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Doak and Dora Welch Denham.
     On September 1, 1939, she married John J. “Jack” Dunn, who preceded in death May 29, 1991.
     Thelma was retired from the accounting department at Logansport Machine Company.  For many years she was employed at Flanegin Ace Hardware, where she was head of the Toy Department.  She wrote and was the voice of many commercials for Flanegin’s broadcast on radio station WSAL.
     A 1936 graduate of Logansport High School, Thelma was a lover of poetry and wrote many of her own poems.  She was a long-time member of Alpha Mu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority and was also a member of the Logansport Elkettes.
     Thelma loved sports and dancing.  She was an avid fan of IU basketball under Bobby Knight.  Known to her grandchildren as “Gigi”, she loved and adored them.  Thelma was the longest living member of the Baptist Temple.
     Surviving are two daughters, Sharon L. Haynes, and Judith A. Segraves, both of Logansport; two sons, John J. (Mary) Dunn, Thurso, Scotland, and David M. (Frankie) Dunn, Florissant, Mo.; eleven grandchildren, Darla L. Culp, Cicero, Ind., Michael L. Haynes, Cave Creek, Ariz., David Segraves, Logansport, Gregg Segraves, Moultrie, Ga., Jody Lynne (Dan) Hollis, Fishers, Ind., Steven J. Segraves, Lafayette, Tonya J. (William) Egbula, Simpsonville, SC., Tammy Dunn, Aberdeen, Scotland, James Dunn and Brad (Lisa) Dunn, all of Florissant, Mo., and Kathy (Shane) Middendorf, Wentzville, Mo., eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Preceding in death were two grandsons, Brian J. Segraves and Stewart Dunn; brothers, Fred Denham and Eugene Y. Denham, and sister, Dorothy Smith.
     The funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Wade officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple, 700 East Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.  (10-29-2011)


Richard "Dick" Carroll - obit     Classmate Bob Carroll's brother, Richard "Dick" W. Carroll, 69, passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne.
     Born in Logansport, IN, Dick attended Logansport High School, International Business College and finished his education at IPFW.  He worked as a Division Director with North American Van Lines for 25 years and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
     Dick loved spending time with his family.  He was a long time coach for his daughter Leigh Ann's baseball teams and made the game enjoyable for all of the girls involved.  Dick especially enjoyed taking his son Sean to Komet hockey games where they were long time season ticket holders and proud members of the Section 100 group. Road trips were the highlight of their season. He also enjoyed attending Tincap baseball games with Sean and making trips to Chicago to catch a Cubs or Blackhawks game.  His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren at his "Summer Home" on Coldwater Lake.
Richard "Dick" Carroll - '60-HS     Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Bonnie L. Carroll of Fort Wayne; sons, Mark A. (Jill) Carroll of Wesley Chapel, FL, Steven W. Carroll of Chicago, IL and Sean A. Carroll of Fort Wayne; daughter, Leigh Ann (Eric) Carroll Kamm of Whitehouse, TX; sisters, Ann (JR.) Witt of Hudson, IN, Judy (John) Dutton of Kenneth City, FL and Cindy (Tom) LaDow of Logansport, IN; brother, Robert "Bob" (Carol) Carroll of Logansport, IN; grandchildren, Jenna Carroll, Emily Carroll, Nicholas "Nick" Carroll, Derek Kamm and Ashlyn Kamm. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Inez Carroll.
     Service will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 10, 2011 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Avenue, with Rev. Phil Emerson officiating and calling one hour prior.
     Visitation is 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road.
     Burial at a later date in Bowers Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Camp Millhouse,25600 Kelly Rd, South Bend, IN 46614.
     To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.  (10-29-2011)


      [Pat] Ann McIlwain Nelson's mother, Marjorie A. McIlwain, age 91, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 5, 2011, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born March 20, 1920, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Hugo J. and Veronica Gross Lienemann.
     She was married in Logansport on June 15, 1938, to John R. McIlwain, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2004.
     A homemaker, Marjorie was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society and the Daughters of Isabella.  In earlier years she had been active in the Girl Scouts, where she was council treasurer for many years.  Marge also enjoyed assisting special needs Girl Scouts in the camping program.
     She is survived by son, John P. ( Phyllis) McIlwain, McMurray, Pennsylvania; daughters, [Pat] Ann (Wayne) Nelson, Terra Alta, WV; Mary Ellen (Gene) Eubank, Southwest Ranches, Florida; and Shirley Bowen, Logansport; sisters, Ruth Pugh, West Lafayette; Mary Eloise Harvey, Hanover, PA; and Shirley Bielawski, Bowie, MD.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
     Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Services will be at 7:00 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Deacon Juan Rodriguez officiating.
     Burial will be private.  (9-19-2011)


     The daughter of Carolyn Grube Rucker, Carrie E. Rucker, age 46, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away on July 28, 2011.
  More information will be provided when it is available.
          
Carrie E Rucker -obit               The above was found in the Minneapolis Star Tribune of July 31, 2011  (8-7-2011)


     Rucker, Carrie E. Age 46, of Bloomington, MN.  Passed away on July 28, 2011.  
     Survived by children, Dillon Jensen and Calli Praner; parents, Bill and Carolyn [Grube] Rucker; sisters, Laurel (Mitch) Shuman and Libby Rucker.  
     Memorial service Saturday, August 20th at 11 AM at Nativity Episcopal Church, 15601 Maple Island Rd., Burnsville 55306.  Visitation one hour prior to service.  
     Memorials preferred to Nativity Episcopal Church or charity of donor's choice. Cremation Society of MN (952) 924-4100 (10-8-2011)
                Thank you to classmate Janet Richeson Chamberlain for submitting this obit and picture from Legacy.com.


     Jim Fergus' mother, Margretta Mae Fergus, age 90, Logansport, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 9:40 p.m., in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born January 12, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Loren E. Bundy and Charlotte (Smith) Bundy.
     Margretta was employed at Indiana Bell Telephone Company for 30 years, retiring as traffic supervisor.  She was a 1939 graduate of Logansport High School and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
     Surviving is a son, James (wife, Glenda) Fergus, Monticello; grandchildren, Scott Fergus and Jeffrey (wife, Mary Ann) Fergus, all of Monticello, Sheryl Fergus (companion, Ken Dunnick), Russiaville; great-grandchildren, Paula Fergus, Burnettsville, Amber Fergus, Portage, and Emily Dunnick, Russiaville; step-grandchildren, Kelly (husband, Steve) Beppel, Philadelphia, Pa. and Kimberly (husband, John) McCrary, Lexington, Ky.; step-great grandchildren, Olivia and Cameron McCrary, Lexington, Ky.; niece, Pat McAfee, Lebanon; nephew, Bill (wife, Sharon) Bundy, Logansport; and several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
     She was preceded in death by a grandson, Andy Carmichael; and her brother, Lorrin Bundy.
     Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     The Rev. Ken Rushing will officiate.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Mission Center, P.O. Box 647, Logansport, IN 46947.   (6-22-2011)


James A Haley - obit     Joyce Haley's father, James A. Haley, age 95, Logansport, passed away at 7:15 a.m., Monday, June 6, 2011 at his residence.
     Born October 20, 1915, in Logansport, he was the son of Leonard E. and Agnes M. Hazel Haley.
     He was married April 16, 1939, to Helen Brant, who preceded him in death April 29, 1975.  He was married October 20, 1979, to Mary Anna Harrison, who survives.
     Mr. Haley retired in 1976 as Logansport postmaster after 35 years of postal service employment.
     Mr. Haley was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 60 and VFW Post 3790.
     Mr. Haley was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, where he sang in the church choir for many years.  He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Logansport Eagles and Elks lodges.  Mr. Haley was a recipient of the rank of Eagle Scout.
     Surviving are children, Janet C. Haley, Pembroke Pines, Fla., Joyce L. Mote, Brownsville, Texas, James T. (wife, Ana Maria) Haley, Coral Gables, Fla., Jean Ann Maroney, West Lafayette, Elaine (husband, Tim) Kelley, Salisbury, N.C., and Jackie (husband, Tom) Gill, Indianapolis; stepson, Patrick Harrison, Logansport; stepdaughters, Virginia Kasch, and Susan (husband, John) Quaglio, all of Logansport; brother, Jack Haley, Logansport; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He was preceded in death by a grandson, Graem Wesley Jones, and brother, Leonard Haley.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2011, at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Mike McKinney officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home, where an Elks service will be at 6:30 p.m.  A Scripture service will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home with Deacon Juan Rodriguez officiating.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, PO Box 621, Rochester IN 46975. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  (6-14-2014)


Waunita Johnson - obit     The mother of classmate Betty Johnson Carney, Waunita Johnson, 89, Logansport, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at her residence.
     Born Dec. 23, 1921, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Bernard W. and Flotilla Lewis Cox.  She was married April 15, 1939, in Indiana, to Wilson N. Johnson, who preceded in death on Sept. 11, 1996.
     Waunita retired from Hendrickson Motor Sales, working in the parts department.  She attended Miami Baptist Church and enjoyed crafts. She was a member of the VFW 3790 Women’s Auxiliary.
     Surviving are daughter, Betty Carney and husband, James, Twelve Mile; grandsons, James Carney Jr. and wife, Chris, High Ridge, Mo., and Robert Carney and wife, Shirley, Twelve Mile; great-granddaughters, Kellie Serra and husband, Nick, St. Louis, Mo., and Twyla Koppang and husband, Glen, St. Louis, Mo.; great-great-grandchildren, Haley, Samantha and Megan Serra and Veronica Koppang; and three nieces and one nephew.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnie and Kenneth Cox; and two sisters, Fern Musall and Mary A. Berkshire.
     Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gundrum Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Joseph Huse officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Miami Baptist Church Building Fund.
     Sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  (6-14-2011)



Gertrude L Handy -obit     KOKOMO — The mother of Barbara Sue Handy Beard, Gertrude Lucille Handy, 98, passed away May 3, 2011, at the Howard Regional Health System.
     She was born in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 15, 1912, but lived most of her life in Indiana.  She married Orma Coleman Handy and they had five children.
     Lucille worked many years as a seamstress while raising her children.  She was an avid reader and loved travel.  She had a life-long interest in art and painted in oil, acrylics and water-color.
     When she and her husband retired, they traveled the country in a motor home, settling finally in Arizona, where she was active in the Sierra Vista Art Association.  She and her husband moved to Kokomo in 1985 to be closer to family, where she was active in the Kokomo, Logansport and Brown County Art Associations.
     Her work was shown in the Kokomo Artworks Store and in many art association shows.  She studied under Suzanne Mays, Jerry Smith and Mary Ann Davis, and won an honorable mention and a first place in T.C. Steele Plein Aire Paint-outs.  She also won numerous awards in Kokomo and Logansport Art Association shows.  A gifted water-colorist, she was honored with a One Woman Art Show at the Kokomo Art Association Gallery.  She was also a member of the Woman’s Department Club of Indianapolis.
     Most of all, she was loved and honored by her family and many friends.
     Lucille is survived by her children, Donald Bruce (Donna) Handy and Joyce Marie (Clyde) Welbaum of Arizona, Jon Richard (Stefanie) Handy of Kokomo, and Barbara Sue (John) Beard, of Noblesville; grandchildren, Carole Lorraine Handy Tinsley, of Marian, Christine Marie Handy Nichols, of Flora, Jeffrey Richard of Florida, and Jennifer Lucille (Cary) Handy Bray, Kent Alan (Christy) Beard and Tracy Lynne (Steve) Beard Line of Noblesville, Brenda Lee Handy Zabriskie, of Kansas, and Mark Alan Handy, Katherine Marie Welbaum Price and Scott Welbaum of Arizona. She is survived by 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
     Lucille is preceded in death by her husband, Orma Coleman Handy; and daughter, Janet Kay Handy.
     All of Lucille’s friends are welcome to join her family for a time of visitation from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel.  There will be a memorial service for Lucille immediately following the visitation at 4:30 P.M. also at the mortuary, with Pastor Dan Coomer officiating.
     We will then be taking Lucille to her final resting place in Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.
     You are invited to read Lucille’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family.
     Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Main St., Kokomo, assisted the family with arrangements.  (6-14-2011)


     The father of our late classmate, Neil J. Sanders, Neil C. Sanders, age 93, Brookville, Ohio, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Hospice of Dayton (Ohio).
     Born July 17, 1917, in Logansport, Neil was the son of Turp and Otta Moyer Sanders. On August 14, 1937, he was married in Logansport to Pauline Grusenmeyer, who survives.
     Neil was a locomotive engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad (later Penn Central) and retired in 1978 from Conrail. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Tipton Masonic Lodge and the Logansport Elks.
     Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Sheryl A. Nielsen (husband David), Englewood, Ohio; daughter-in-law: Jill Sanders, Muskegon, MI; five grandchildren, Josh Sanders, John Sanders, Michael (wife Ai-Lien) Nielsen, Elizabeth Nielsen and Paul Nielsen; seven great grandchildren, Nikolaus Sanders, Alexander Neil Sanders, Noah Nielsen, Autumn Nielsen, Yuki Nielsen, Polo Nielsen and Emily Nielsen.
     Also surviving are nieces and nephews in several generations.
     Neil was preceded in death by a son, Neil J. Sanders, two sisters and a brother.
     A memorial service will be held in Logansport at a later date.  (5-5-2011)


Ruth Kimberling Bernhardt - obit         Classmate Dr. William (Bill) Kimberling's mother, Ruth Kimberling Bernhardt, 91, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Monday April 18, 2011, in Omaha, Nebraska, where she had resided for several years.
     Born November 21, 1919, in Estill County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Jesse B. and Lizzi Hall Spencer.  Her first marriage was to Delbert Kimberling who died in WWII in 1945.  She was married on August 17, 1945 to Homer D. Bernhardt. Homer was the last Justice of the Peace in Eel Township.  He preceded her in death March 11, 1993.
     While living in Cass County, Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was active in Sunday School.  A member of the Walton Order of Eastern Star Chapter 184, she had served as Worthy Matron.  She and Homer moved to Leesburg, Florida where they belonged to the Christ United Methodist Church.  Most recently, she had lived in Omaha, Nebraska to be near her son and his family.
     The most meaningful accomplishment in Ruth's life was raising her son and two stepdaughters to be good citizens.  She was very proud of them and dearly loved their families. She and Homer loved their pets, and over the years had several poodles - always an Alfie and a Gidget.
     Surviving are one son, Dr. William Kimberling and wife, Rose Mary of Waterloo, NE; one step-daughter, Dorotha Jones, of Washington state; one brother, Ed Spencer and his wife Gloria, of Fort Wayne, IN; 13 grandchildren, Susan Kannawin, Marty Dougherty, Patty Kimberling, Joseph Kimberling, David Kimberling, Jan Alberico, David Shedron, Bon Shedron,Skip Shedron, Dikki Leonard, Christopher Jones, Rebecca Fleming and Beth Taylor; 25 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Bettie Shedron; two stepsons-in-law, Dick Shedron and Jack Jones; five brothers, Ray, Ralph Dean, Roy, Lenual and Forrest Spencer; and three sisters, Ella Deerman, Ethel Combs and Alta Hatfield.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dean Fager officiating.  Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from noon until the time of the services on Thursday.  (4-21-2011)


     Dennis Gaby's wife, Mildred Elizabeth Gaby, age 75, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away January 1, 2005.  Visitation was held Thursday, January 6, 2005, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Phoenix Memorial Mortuary, 200 W. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
     Graveside services were held Friday, January 7, 2005, at 1:00 PM at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Phoenix Memorial Mortuary.      Published in The Arizona Republic on 1/5/2005.  (4-21-2011)


     Jerry Bentz's father, Robert O "Bob" Bentz, of  St. Louis passed away August 18, 2010.  Beloved husband of Helen Bentz; loving father of son, Jerry and wife Glenda; dear grandfather of Betsy Cummings, Bob and Jim Bentz; great-grandfather, step-grandfather and beloved friend to many.
     Services: Visitation from 10-11 a.m., service at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens or LLS Hospice, 1150 Hanley Ind. Ct., St. Louis, MO 63144.  (9-28-10)


     Michael Francis Nolan, II, age 70 of the Tellico Village Community, in Loudon TN, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010.  Michael was the husband of classmate Sharon Dunbar Nolan.
     He was born in Pittsburgh, PA to parents Michael Francis and Mildred Grant Nolan, Sr. and spent over 30 years in the beef industry specializing in FDA safety.  His job took him to many cities blessing him with friends all over the country.
     He is preceded in death by his father.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon Marie Nolan; son and daughter-in-law Mike and Mary Nolan of Crystal Lake, IL; daughters and sons-in-law Elizabeth and Oscar Morales of Plantation, FL and Holly and Stephen Krull of Acworth, GA; brother and sister-in-law Conrad and Jill Nolan; sisters, Sr. Rebecca Nolan and Milicent Nolan; sister and brother-in-law Christine and Ken Simmons; he was also blessed with nine beautiful grandchildren and will be dearly missed by all.
     Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010, 11:30 a.m. at the East Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery in Knoxville, TN.
     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938.
     Arrangements by CREMATION OPTIONS, INC. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on September 18, 2010


     Lela H Lutes - obitRonald Lutes' mother, Lela H. Lutes, 97, of Logansport, IN, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Chase Convalescent Center.
     Born September 3, 1912 in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of George and Bertha Aldridge Dial.  On July 5, 1935, in Logansport, she was married to Donald D. Lutes who preceded her in death Feb. 6, 2005.
     A 1930 graduate of Logansport High School, Lela went on to graduate from the Indiana Business College.  She was a office secretary for Logansport Community School Corporation. Lela had also worked as a school book buyer at Seybold's.
     She was a member of Baptist Temple where she served two terms as president of the Baptist Women's Society.  She had served several terms on the Board of Deacons and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.  Lela also served on the board of the Cass County Churches United.  For over 25 years, she served on the Board of Managers at the Neal Home.  She was a longtime member of the Psi Iota Xi sorority and had been active in the Toastmistress Club.
     Surviving are Son, Dr. Ronald David Lutes of Dundee, IL; Daughter, Linda Welch of Logansport, IN; three grandchildren, Beth Ann Welch of Orlando, FL, Kelly (Russel) Lyn Smith of Jacksonville, FL, and Michael (Amy) Welch of Granite Falls, NC; one great-grandchild, Chloe E. Welch; and one nephew, Richard Dial of Logansport, IN.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. Lutes and parents, husband, and one brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Dorothy Dial.
     Contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple Endowment Fund.
     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Howard Wade officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
     Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  (3-20-10) (3-22-10)


H Frederick "Freddie" Flowers - obit     Betty Flowers Smith's brother, H. Frederick “Freddie” Flowers, 71, Logansport, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
     Born April 28, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of J.C. Flowers and Mary E. Smith Flowers Moore.
     Freddie had been employed for many years at The Golden Rule, a former downtown Logansport department store. A 1956 graduate of Logansport High School, Freddie had played on the LHS varsity basketball team. He was a member of Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, where he was baptized as a child.
     Surviving are his mother, Mary Moore, Logansport; son, Jeff (Toia) Flowers, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; daughters, Joanie Flowers, Las Vegas, and Melanie Flowers (Kevin) Tate, Oxnard, Calif.; sisters, Melba (Arnold) Smith, Marion, Betty (Mark) Smith, Canton, Ohio, Wanda (Lester) Gooding, West Haven, Conn., and Judy Flowers, Chicago; three grandchildren, Ciera, Kevin and Devin; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
     Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.  (2-3-10)


    The brother of John Gibson, Jerry P. Gibson Jerry P Gibson - obitpassed away Oct. 19, 2009, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a brief illness.  He was 73 years old.
    Born in Logansport on March 4, 1936, he was the eighth of nine children born to E.O. and Sarah Markwardt Gibson.  He grew up on Front Street and entertained friends at the ice cream stand across the street. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1954.  Professionally, he owned and operated the Gibson Electric Company of Logansport for several years, providing electrical contracting services throughout Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.  He was senior vice president and director of marketing of Construction Control of Fort Wayne from 1985-2006 and most recently he was director of business development for Moake Park Group of Fort Wayne.
    Jerry was elected to the Logansport School Board in 1972, and served as its president from 1973-1981.  During his tenure as president, the present-day Logansport High School was designed and built, followed a couple years later by McHale Auditorium.  He served El-Tip-Wa School Board, which evolved into the present day Century Career Center.  The education of Logansport’s youth was his passion, and his three adult children hold degrees from five universities.
    While in Logansport, Jerry was on the board of trustees for First United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.  Additionally, he was an active member in Lions Club serving as zone chairman, state convention delegate, and district governor.  He was also a member of the Elk’s Lodge and the Scottish Rite.  After moving to Fort Wayne in 1992, he became a member of Trinity English Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the church council for several years.  He was a member of Pine Valley Country Club.
    Jerry was an avid golfer, and played for many years at Dykeman Park Municipal Golf Course and Pine Valley Country Club. Jerry loved working in his yard, and spending time with neighbors and friends.  He loved a glass of good Cabernet and had a passion for IU basketball and the Cubs.
    He is survived by his wife, Beth Ann, and sons, Oliver and Noah, at home. He is also survived by children, Ann Gundrum, of Albion, Jim (Kay) Gibson, Sarasota, Fla., and Beth (Jon) Myers, Logansport; and brother, John Gibson, Granger.  He leaves his beloved grandchildren, Kris and Jennifer, Megan, Evan, Andrew and Owen; and great-grandson, Ford.
    Jerry was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1979, and was given only six months to live.  He apparently wasn’t listening.  He also was a survivor of heart disease since 1985.  His life is a testament to the medicinal power of a positive attitude, a supportive family, a deadly short game and a friendly demeanor.  He will be greatly missed.
    Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at D.O. McCombs and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne.
    Services will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday with calling one hour prior at Trinity English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, with Frederick Hasecke officiating.
    Online guest book may be signed at www.mccombandsons.com.
    Memorial contributions can be made to the Living Legacy Tree Fund at the Logansport Parks Department.  (10-22-09)


    Services for the brother of Gordon "Jack" Harold L "Fuzz" Winegardner - obitWinegardner, Harold L. “Fuzz” Winegardner, 79, Logansport, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
    He passed away at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at his residence.
    Born May 19, 1930, in Cass County, he was the son of Walter and Edith Conrad Winegardner.
    Fuzz was a self-employed contractor. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Fuzz was a member of the American Legion Post 60, VFW Post 3790 and a former member of the Logansport Eagles.
    Surviving are daughter, Liddy (Ron) Eurit, Flora; sons, Ken (Barb) Winegardner, and Ed (Marie) Winegardner, all of Logansport; sister, Wanda Kirkham, Monticello; brothers, Robert Winegardner, and Gordon “Jack” (Ellie) Winegardner, all of Logansport, Bill Winegardner, Lucerne, and Ron (Rita) Winegardner and Tuck (Wanda) Winegardner, all of Florida; sisters-in-law, Roma Winegardner, Logansport, and Boots Winegardner, New Waverly; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Lynn Dodson; and brothers, Burl Winegardner and Vic Winegardner.
    Brother Brian Doles will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  (10-22-09)


    Services for the mother of the late Bill Withrow, Mary S Withrow - obitMary S. Withrow, 89, Logansport, will be 12:30 p.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    She died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.
    Born Feb. 17, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Clarence “Dutch” Steinman and Suzie Money.
    A graduate of Logansport High School, Mary was a legal secretary for attorneys Don O’Neill and Tom Hirschauer.  She was a charter member of Logansport Rose Society, Home Economics Club and Business and Professional Women. Mary enjoyed doing crafts, gardening and especially loved her dogs.
    Survivors include her son, Richard Withrow and wife, Linda, Monticello; grandson, Matthew Withrow, Frankfort; granddaughter, Susan Henrikson and Husband Brett, Lafayette; great grandson, Trevor Walters, Lafayette; and great-granddaughters, Katie Walters, and Sophie Henrikson, both of Lafayette.
    She was preceded in death by one son, Bill Withrow; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.
    The Rev. Douglas Upton will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
    Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (10-22-09)


     Connie Otterman Ludwig's brother, Merrill “Moe” Warren Otterman, 82, Kokomo, passed Merrill "Moe" Warren Ottermanaway at 12:40 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Hospital.  He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Howard County, to Warren and Elsie (Shrock) Otterman.  He married Barbara Lindley Moore on June 26, 1950.
     He passed the bar exam in 1950 and started practicing law in 1951.  He served as deputy prosecutor in the 1950s and as an assistant city and county attorney.  He served as city judge from 1964 to 1972.  He was a deputy public defender, working mostly with juveniles.
     He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1944, where he was class president his senior year.  He attended John Carrol in Ohio for one semester in 1946, University of Louisville from Nov. 1, 1945, to June 3, 1946, Kokomo until 1947, IU Extension for two semesters, then University of Louisville July 1947, to August 1949.
     He served in the U.S. Navy from March 1, 1945, to June 3, 1946.
     He was a member of the Y’Men’s for years where he had served as president, the Teen Center BOD where he had served as president, and the Howard County Bar Association where he had served as president.  He was on the board of directors for the Mental Institution, the Howard Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Main Street Methodist Church where he was very active and a lay leader and a president of the Methodist Men’s Association. He enjoyed hunting in Wyoming, fishing in Canada, was a Bob Knight and Indiana fan, and was an avid golfer.
     Survivors include two sons, Todd A Otterman and Greg A. Otterman, both of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Angela Sanford; two great-grandchildren, Zoe Sanford and Zane Sanford; two sisters, Kaye Otterman Burgess, Lebanon, and Connie Otterman Ludwig, Ariz.; and a cousin, Dean “Skelly” Small, Calif.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.
     Services are 7 p.m. Monday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville Chapel, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville.  A private burial will take place at a later date at Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to www.stoutandson.com. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. (7-22-09)


      Services for Judy Snyder Flory's mother, H. Lucille Michael, 89, Logansport, will be at 1Helen Lucille Michael0 a.m. Thursday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
     Born June 27, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Everett L. and Amanda E. Porter Rice.  She was married June 27, 1951, in Logansport, to Andrew J. Michael, who preceded in death in April 1969.
     Lucille retired from Switches Inc. and had also worked at the RBM.
     She was a past president of the American Legion Post 60 Ladies Auxiliary and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary. Lucille enjoyed playing bingo, visiting the gambling boats and Friday night suppers, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren.
     Surviving are daughters, Judith Flory, Logansport, Carol Shivley, Logansport, and Alice (Raymond) Meeks, Galveston; son, Randy Michael, Logansport; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by one son, William L. Michael; and one brother, Donald L. Rice.
     Pastor Aaron Gross will officiate.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  (7-15-09)


     Services for Judy McKeever Polly's step-mother, Myrtle Lillie Overmyer Packard McKeever, 89, Kokomo, formerly of Nyrtle Lillie Overmyer Packard McKeeverLogansport and Camden, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She passed away at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Windsor Estates, Kokomo.
     Born April 10, 1920, in Cass County, she was the daughter of John W. and Elizabeth J. Miller Overmyer.  She was married to Donald Bryant Packard, who preceded her in death July 6, 1972.  She was married to Donald H. McKeever, who preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1985.
     In 1977, Myrtle retired from General Tire, where she had worked for many years as a quality control inspector.
     She was a member of Flora United Methodist Church.  An avid reader, she also enjoyed oil painting and crocheting.  Her family was very important to her, and in her later years, she learned to use the computer and enjoyed sending e-mails and cards to her family.
     She is survived by three sons, Rodney B. Packard and his wife, Thelma, Kokomo, Tom G. Packard, Deer Creek, and Darol D. Packard and his wife, Denise, Camden; two daughters, Patricia Cook and her husband, Robert, Tipton, and Juanita R. Wallace, Delaware, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Judy McKeever Polley and her husband, Larry, Lafayette, and Karen McKeever Fiedler and her husband, Chuck, Crawfordsville; two brothers, John A. Overmyer, Logansport, and Benjamin Overmyer, Texas; one sister, Normagene N. Overmyer Mitchum, Florida; 12 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 24 stepgreat-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nine stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, five sisters, one grandson, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
     Pastor James Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services Friday at the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and the Southern Care Hospice.
     Light a candle of hope in memory of Myrtle and view her video tribute online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com. (7-15-09)


     PERU — Services for the step-father of Tom Smith, James R. Boyer, 82, Peru, formerly of Logansport, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.
     He died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in his residence.
     Born Feb. 26, 1927, in Macy, he was the son of Todd and Maude Gruewell Boyer.  His first marriage was to Caterina Stinka, from Italy, and she preceded in death.  His second marriage was to Nora Cortie, who also preceded in death.
     He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Logansport.
     Surviving are a special friend, Esther Bragg, Peru; daughter, Jovona (George) Masters, Peru; son, John (Brenda) Boyer, Peru; stepsons, Tom (Ann) Smith, Logansport, Gary (Judy) Gilsinger, Lake Cicott, and Jimmy Conn, Logansport; brother, John Bud Boyer, Atlanta; sisters, Bonnie Brooks, Peru, Goldie Wilson, Corning, N.Y., and Jean Ramer, Terry, Miss.; grandchildren, Clinton and Carol Masters, Jeff and Mary Moorman, Philip and Becky Masters, Eric and Stacy Masters, James and Jennifer Boyer, Bobby and Shelly Hewitt, Jason Gilsinger, Desiree Conn, Kim Smith, Joe Smith, Jesse and April Gilsinger and Tammy Gilsinger; great-grandchildren, Travis Frischman, Morgan Young, Jeremy Young, CJ Masters, Kassandra Masters, Brittany Masters, Patrick Masters, Alex Masters, Victoria Masters, Anna Boyer, Claire Boyer and Lauren Boyer; and great-great-grandchild, Trevor Smith.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob Boyer; one sister, Elizabeth Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Jacob Young.
     Pastor George Dinkel will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, with a military committal service provided by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Wabash-Miami County Home Healthcare and Hospice.  (7-15-09)


     Ellie Noble Line's mother, Marie Noble Swanson,Marie Noble Swanson 92, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.  She was born August 30, 1916 in Taneyville, Missouri to Lucas DeShield and Kate Moser Wallace. Marie married Raymond Swanson on August 9, 1963 in Calument City, Illinois. Raymond preceded her in death on January 9, 1991.
     Marie moved to Algonquin, Illinois in 2002 to be with her family Bob and Ella from Tucson, Arizona. Marie’s family wanted her to be in the desert again, so when Ella retired they moved to Mesquite, Nevada, where Marie has been living for the past two years.  She loved to dance, taking ballroom dancing lessons into her 80s.  She always had to be doing something whether it was working, gardening or sewing.
     She is survived by one daughter: Ella (Robert) Line of Mesquite, Nevada; and 11 grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her son Harry [Merland] Noble.
     The Family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at www.virginvalleymortuary.com. (2-22-09)


     Helen Austin Wolfe's mother, Esther White Austin, 96, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Tampa, Fla.
     Born May 10, 1912, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Fred and Jessie White. She was married in 1938 to Lee Austin, and they remained in Logansport until retiring to Florida in 1978. He preceded her in death.
     She is survived by her sister, Margaret Haskell, Idaville; her daughter, Helen Wolfe, Truckee, Calif.; her son, Allen Austin, Clarence, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren,  (2-22-09)


     Services for Rita Grimes Musselman's step-father, Harold G. Beall, 95, Logansport, will be held at Harold G Beall1 p.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born Jan. 23, 1913, in Vigo County, he was the son of Robert Francis and Virgin Fritz Beall. He was married Aug. 14, 1955, in Crawfordsville, to Pauline R. Beall, who preceded in death Feb. 27, 2008.
     Harold retired in 1976 from Pennsylvania/Conrail Railroad Co.
     He was a member of United Transportation Union and Shiloh Christian Church.
     Surviving are sons, Dan Beall and wife, Lucinda, Rome City, and Robert Beall and wife, Angela, Twelve Mile; stepdaughter, Rita Musselman and husband, Jim, Logansport; stepsons, James Grimes and wife, Irene, Fulton, and Stan Grimes and wife, Deb, Logansport; daughter-in-law, Ruby Molden and husband, Robert, Logansport; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
     He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Williams and Farrel Beall; three brothers, Doug, Virgil and William Beall; two stepsons; and two great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. Dirk Raderstorf will officiate. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Christian Church or the Twelve Mile Fire Department.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com (2-22-09)


     Services for Peggy Murphy Nies' husband, Walter Thomas Nies, 79, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday October 25, 2008, in All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport.
     He died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in his residence.
     Born Aug. 27, 1929, in Lucerne, he was the son of Lawrence and Mable Gerlach Nies.  He was married July 6, 1963, in South Bend, to Peggy Murphy, who survives.
     Walter retired from KLK, ELCO, Textron after 45 years with the company.
     A 1947 graduate of Royal Center High School, Walter served in the U.S. Army from March 1951 to March 1953 and was stationed in Heilbronn, Germany, for 16 months during the Korean War era.  Mr. Nies was a member of All Saints Church, where he enjoyed working and volunteering in his spare time.  Walter was also a member of the American Legion Post 60.
     His favorite time of the year was spring, which was when he went mushroom hunting.  He often times went to Minnesota with his friend, Jeff.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed boating and water skiing and was an avid runner, running in the Indy Mini Marathon six times starting at the age of 65.  Walter especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
     Also surviving are daughters, Debra Keen and husband, Ken, Niceville, Fla., and Nancy Hughes and husband, Randy, Logansport; sons, Tom Nies and wife, Kristy, Lebanon, and John Nies and wife, Jamie, Logansport; 11 grandchildren, Lyndsey, Paige and Kendra Keen, Niceville, Fla., Austin, Casey and Heidi Hughes and Bradley, Elizabeth and Jonathon Nies, all of Logansport, and Zachary and Nicholas Nies, Lebanon; brother, Gerald Nies, Royal Center; sisters-in-law, Betty Nies and Mary Ellen Nies, both of Royal Center; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by three brothers, Basil, George and Keith Nies, and one sister, Dorothy Renkenberger.
     Father Mike McKinney will officiate.  Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be held at 7 p.m.
     Memorials may be made to All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com (10-24-08)


     Steve Wolfe, 67, a San Francisco native, passed away August 6th after a lSteven K Wolfeong battle with cancer.  He is survived by his wife Helen Austin Wolfe of Truckee and a niece Donna Wolfe of Brisbane.
     After receiving a PhD in Chemistry at UCD Steve spent many years working in the produce industry in the Salinas area.  Truckee was home the past twelve years although most of this time was spent in Shanghai, China working to help establish a food processing opeartion for ChinaVeg.  He was currently in the process of starting his own post-harvest technology business operation there.
     Donations may be made in Steve's name to the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, 10956 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, Ca 96161.  (9-04-08)


     John Waggoner Clark, 88, passed away on Sunday, March 4th [2007] in Noblesville.  John W ClarkJohn is survived by his beloved Marjie Kimes; daughters Christy Smith of Lafayette, IN and Dorothy Breidenbach of Indianapolis; and son, Randall Clark of Carmel.
     John was born in Lake Bluff, IL and attended high school there and some years at Northwestern University until called to serve in WWII.  John loved the study of Lake Bluff and his early years growing up there.  He also avidly pursued the study of his family genealogy.  Many of these memories are chronicled in the now unfinished book, Big Kid in Lake Bluff.
     John enlisted in the Navy in June of 1942 and served more than four years in England and France as a part of the Office of Naval Intelligence.  He was particularly proud of the role he played in the preparations for D-Day.
     After the war, John settled in Indianapolis and remained here for the rest of his life.  He was very active for many years as a Boy Scout Troop Master.
     His early career included many years at Indiana Bell and then turned to sales and sales management.  He worked in sales for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance and Provident Mutual Life Insurance before joining Indiana Blue Cross and Blue Shield in sales management.  John was always an entrepreneur and owned his own diesel engine repair business for many years.   He was most proud of his 2001 patent for a device that creates power from the electrolization of water.
     John was a member of the parish at Holy Spirit at Geist and enjoyed many years of worship and friendship there.  He was a member of the Christ Renews His Parish team.
     He left behind many fond memories for his six grandchildren: Katherine Smith of Arlington, VA; Sally Kay Robinson of Indianapolis, IN; Emily Dugar of Dayton, OH; Virginia Smith of Washington, DC; Sarah Clark of Waco, TX; Ingred Goldsberry of Indianapolis, IN.  John is also survived by five great grandchildren: Rebecca Tiller, Chelseakay Robinson, Anna Robinson, Raechel Marcroft, and Elizabeth Dugar.
     Friends and family will gather Friday, March 9th from 10 a.m. to Noon with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at Noon in the Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, 10350 N. Glaser Way, Fishers, IN 46037.  John will be laid to rest in the Oaklawn Cemetery, with a luncheon immediately following in the parish center.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dayspring Center, 1537 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202.  (9-04-08)


    The mother of Sandra Ulbrich Gothe, Raynes M. Ulbrich of San Raynes M UlbrichLuis Obispo, California, formerly of Logansport, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008. She was born December 20, 1917, at Nappanee, Indiana to Chester and Ethel Kleckner Gardner.  She later lived in Carroll County for ten years before moving to East Chicago, Indiana.  After graduating from Washington High School of East Chicago in 1934, she attended East Chicago Business College.
     On October 1, 1936 she was married to Robert T. Ulbrich in East Chicago.  They resided in Logansport from 1950 until his death in 1991.  Raynes moved to California three years later to be near her daughter. While in Logansport, she was employed in the Purchasing and Sales Department of RBM/United Technologies for 29 years.
     She was a member of The First Assembly of God Church, and formerly a member of The Baptist Temple.  She was active in Church Women United, Women's Aglow Fellowship, and various other church activities.  She enjoyed reading, Bible study and teaching, and playing the piano.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Gothe of San Luis Obispo, California; one granddaughter, Ann Hansen of Grover Beach, California; one great-grandson, Kyle; and several nieces and nephews.  She also leaves many old friends in Logansport and new friends in California.
     Visitation hours will be held on Sunday from 1-5 PM in the Gundrum Funeral Home.  Private Graveside rights will be held on Monday.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a favorite charity. (9-04-08)


     Arlo D. Satterthwaite, 98 of Logansport, IN, died at 5: 20 p.m. Saturday, JArlo D Satterthwaiteune 21, 2008 in Logansport. He was the father of Phillip Satterthwaite.
     Born August 12, 1909, in Huntington County, Indiana, he was the oldest of six children born to Herman and Goldie Fae Rinehart Satterthwaite. He was married October 27, 1934, in Marion, Indiana, to Thelma Margaret Hendey. She preceded him in death June 20, 2005.
     A graduate of Jefferson High School, Arlo displayed mechanical and problem-solving skills at an early age, making his first automobile repairs at age nine. He learned a wide variety of electrical, construction and operational skills working with his mentor and favorite uncle, Miles Rinehart. As a young man, he owned and drove race cars. He was involved in the signal development and testing of the earliest television.
     In 1941, he began a career that spanned over 3 decades with RBM, later known as Essex Wire, Essex International and United Technologies. He retired in 1974 after serving in many roles, and for a number of years serving as the Liasion Engineer, traveling to various plant sites to coordinate and expedite problem-solving applications and operational systems. He was also the holder of many patents.
     He went on to co-found Cotronics, Inc., a plastics mold-injection company based in Logansport. His partner, John Cook, handled the sales divistion. Arlo continued to serve on the board of directors up until his death.
     As a retiree, he enjoyed helping his neighbors and friends whenever they encountered problems with projects. It gave him great joy to raise tomatoes in his garden, which he shared liberally with others.
     Arlo was 50+ year member of the Logansport Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33, The Logansport York Rite, the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, and the Elks Lodge #66. He enjoyed metal working.
     Surviving are Daughter, Sandra Arlene Harkin of Wilmington, NC; Son, Phillip Gene Satterthwaite of Kokomo, IN; 2 Grandchildren, Michael E. (Alison) Harkin of Laramie, WY, and Capt. Andrea M. Harkin (David Cooper), of Savannah , GA; 4 Great-Grandchildren, Caroline, James, and William Harkin,all of Laramie, WY and Sandra Sunshine Cooper, of Savannah, GA. Also surviving are one brother, Edwin Satterthwaite of Markle, IN; and 2 sisters, Avis Yates of Warrent, IN, and Evea Daugherty of Anderson, IN.
     He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Roy "Gene" Harkin, and two brothers, Charles and Donald Satterthwaite.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with Celebrant Patricia Fisher officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation and the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.  (9-4-08)


     Services for the sister of Karen Wilson Fellers, Sondra A. HessSondra A Hess, 69, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home. She died at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2008, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Feb. 12, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Russell and Marjorie Walker Wilson, and she was the stepdaughter of Dutch Larimore.
     She was married July 6, 1957, in Logansport, to Arthur L. Hess, who survives.
     Sondra retired as a deputy clerk for the city clerk-treasurer’s office.
     She enjoyed cross-stitching, reading, cooking, cleaning, baking, listening to music and spending time on the Internet.
     She was a former PTA president and volunteer for Washington Elementary School.
     Sondra enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.      She was a 1956 graduate of Logansport High School.
     Also surviving are daughters, Cathy Miller, Royal Center, Sonia Roach and husband, Jeff, and Susie Shea, all of Brownsburg; sons, Mark Hess, Indianapolis, and Bart Hess, New York, N.Y.; brother, Richard Wilson and wife, Gwen, Beaverton, Ore.; sisters, Mary Zinn, Flora, Karen Fellers and husband, Greg, Terre Haute, and Helen Shanks and husband, John, Logansport; and eight grandchildren, Zachary Hess, Courtney Hess, Kayla Miller, Carson Miller, Ty Roach, Levi Roach, Paige Shea and Parker Shea.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell J. “Jack” Wilson. The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  (9-04-08)


     Services for the daughter of Robert Carroll, Kelly Laine Carroll Buell, 46, Lafayette, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She passed away at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, following a stroke.
     She was born April 4, 1962, in Logansport.
     Kelly was currently employed in telemarketing in Lafayette. For many years, she was a waitress at China Lane in Logansport. Kelly was a 1980 graduate of Logansport High School.
     Surviving are her parents, Robert and Carol Douglas Carroll, Logansport; Son: Tyler James Buell, Logansport; Sisters and a brother-in-law: Krista Jaine Carroll and Kim and Shawn McLochlin, all of Logansport; Nieces and nephews: Shadd, Drake and Laine McLochlin, all of Logansport; Aunts and Uncles: Judy and John Dutton, Kenneth City, FL; Richard and Bonnie Carroll, Ft. Wayne; Priscilla Ann and Robert Witt, Jr., Hudson, IN; Cindy and Tom LaDow, Logansport; Good and loving friend: Chris Widner, Lafayette Several cousins also survive.
     The Rev. Ken Smith will officiate.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from noon to 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Woodlawn Center.  (9-4-08)


     The mother of Donna Fawley Wiles, Melba Rae Fawley, 90, of Kosciusko County, died April 21, 2008, in The Meadows, Warsaw.
     She was born July 30, 1917, in Claypool, to Foster H. and Bessie Mae Frymire. On April 23, 1950, in Winona Lake, she married LaMoyne O. "Mike" Fawley, who died Sept. 5, 2000.
     She was a homemaker and was affiliated with Leesburg United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are a son, Charles R. (and spouse Norma) Fawley, Warsaw; a daughter, Donna (and spouse John) Wiles, Warsaw; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ted (and spouse Arnell) Gunter, Mottville, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers.
     Services will be at noon Friday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Michael Heath of Leesburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.
     Calling is from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorials to SouthernCare Inc. (a hospice care center), 310 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545.  (9-4-08)


     A Mass of Christian burial for Catherine Bessignano Pasquale, 98, Catherine Bessignano PasqualeIndianapolis, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in All Saints Catholic Church.  She was the mother of Margaret Pasquale Fouts.
     She died at 1:40 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis.
     Born Feb. 7, 1910, in Peru, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Angeline Mattiaccia Bessignano. She was married Oct. 26, 1929, in Peru, to Nicholas Pasquale, who preceded in death Aug. 7, 1996.
     Catherine lived most of her adult life in Logansport, raising her family. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at Logansport High School, retiring in 1973.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, their Altar Rosary Society, Daughters of Isabella, and was a charter member of the William Paca Lodge, Order of Sons of Italy in America.
     Catherine enjoyed cooking and serving her family.
     Surviving are four children, Rosann and Ken Haines, Westfield, Jim and Sherry Pasquale, Logansport, Mary and Gene Miller, Fishers, and Margaret and Ron Fouts, Elloree, S.C.; one brother, Dominic Bessignano, South Bend; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by two infant sons, one daughter, one grandson, and four sisters.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. followed by a William Paca Service at 6:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Augustine Home.  (9-4-08)


     Services for Rita Grimes Musselman's mother, Pauline R. BealPauline R Bealll, 91, Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.
     Born April 5, 1916, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Paul and Lustia Hughes Mullen. Her first marriage was on April 9, 1938, in Crawfordsville, to Lewis Austin Grimes. He preceded in death in July 1952. Her second marriage was on Aug. 14, 1955, in Crawfordsville, to Harold G. Beall, who survives.
     Pauline retired from General Telephone Co.
     She was a member of Shiloh Christian Church. Pauline spent much of her teenage years in the Crawfordsville area and was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She also lived in Noble Township of Cass County for 18 years.
     Also surviving are daughter, Rita Musselman and husband, Jim, Logansport; sons, James Grimes and wife, Irene, Fulton, Stan Grimes and wife, Deb, Logansport, and Dan Beall and wife, Lucinda, Rome City; stepson, Robert Beall and wife, Angela, Twelve Mile; daughter-in-law, Ruby Molden and husband, Robert, Logansport; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
     Three brothers, two sons and two great-grandchildren preceded in death.
     The Revs. Dirk Raderstorf and Tim McKaig will officiate. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Christian Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  (9-4-08)


     Services for the brother of Carolyn Korreckt Black, Richard E. KRichard E Korrecktorreckt, 64, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in The Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis.
     Born Jan. 12, 1944 in Pulaski County, he was the son of George and Ruby Clark Korreckt. He was married May 20, 1995, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Sharon K. Blount.
     He was a graduate of the Class of 1962 at Logansport High School.
     Richard retired in 2006 from Delco Electronics after 28 years of service. He had also worked nine years on the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Richard E Korreckt - LHS 62
     He was a member of the Lighthouse of Hope Church. Richard was a member and also a part time employee of the YMCA. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing. Richard was a Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
     Surviving are his wife, Sharon K. Korreckt, Logansport; one son, Gregory E. Korreckt, Logansport; two step-daughters, Nancy Weaver and husband, Bill, Idaville, and Sherri Nordyke and husband, Mike, Lafayette; two step-sons,Lonnie Durbin, Lake Cicott, and David Ott, Logansport; two brothers, Don Korreckt and wife, Nancy, Fort Wayne, and Jim Hardy and wife, June, Logansport; three sisters, Carolyn Black, Elizabeth Waddups, and Ruby Hart, all of Logansport; 10 step grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
     Step great-granddaughter, Heather Weaver, preceded in death.
     Pastor Josh Bault will officiate. Burial will take place in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Logansport, with Full Military Graveside Rites.
     Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  (9-4-08)


     IGNACIO, Colo. — The Rev. Bryan G. Graham from Ignacio, Colo., was tragically Rev Bryan G Grahamkilled in a car accident on Nov. 11, at the age of 68.  His sister was Glenda Graham Lewin.
     Mr. Graham was born to Harry and Louva (Fields) Graham in Brighton, on April 21, 1939.
     He served as pastor in Unity Church, primarily in Florida, South Dakota and Colorado.
     He married Margaret Graham. The marriage later ended in divorce. On Nov. 30, 1968, he married Myrna Powell in Halifax, Va. The marriage ended in divorce. Finally, he married Freda Marion, which also ended in divorce.
     His family said Mr. Graham had a great love for mountains and nature and enjoyed hiking and camping. He was an active member of the Unity in Spirit Church. He will be deeply missed by family and friends alike.
     Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his son, Mark Graham.
     He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Graham of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Kevin (Graham) Fait of Eagan, Minn.; sister, Glenda Lewin of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Barton Graham of Pine City, N.Y.; half brother, George Graham of Oakfield, N.Y.; a half sister, Ellen Waukon of Bryceville, Wis. He was a devoted grandfather to Jasmine and Kayla Fait of Eagan, Minn.
     A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Leatherwood Christian Church in Bedford. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The National Wildlife Fund, c/o Memorials 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190.  (09-04-08)



   November 14, 2007
   By Shane Benjamin | Herald Staff Writer
     An Ignacio man died this week in a single-car accident while driving on a mountain road northeast of Silverton.
     Bryan Graham, 68, drove over a 300-foot-high embankment, said Melody Skinner, an administrative assistant with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. Graham was ejected, and the car broke into three pieces.
     The accident occurred either Sunday or Monday on Maggie Gulch Road (San Juan County Road 23), Skinner said. Graham called his daughter about 1 p.m. Sunday to say he was going to Silverton.
     The accident scene was found by a mountain biker who lives in Silverton. Graham drove over a sheet of ice that was visible but very slick, said Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Jared Rapp, who investigated the accident.
     "Even if (roads are) not posted closed, it's still treacherous driving," Rapp said.
     Skinner warned residents and visitors that the roads around Silverton may have ice that is difficult to navigate. Usually the roads are covered with snow this time of year, she said, but the warm weather has created random ice patches that melt and refreeze during the day.
     "A lot of our roads appear to be dry," Skinner said, "but then when you get into shady spots, there's ice. We have serious ice conditions, even if you think it looks like summer up here."   (09-04-08)


     TJ Smith's father, Lowell Jay Smith, 90 of Logansport, died at 6:05 p.m.Lowell Jay Smith Friday, October 5, 2007 in Miller's Merry Manor.
     Born March 24, 1917 in Bethlehem Township, he was the son of Guy and Mildred Edna Funk Smith On July 11, 1942, in Peru, he was married to Betty Jane Raisor, who survives.
     A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II. He retired as a Captain from the Army Reserves and was the Commanding Officer of the Kokomo Reserves unit, where he had served for 22 years.
     He was also retired from the wholesale meat distributing business.
     A member of Cross~Wind United Methodist Church, Lowell was a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33 in Logansport.
     Surviving are with his wife of 65 years are one son, T. J. Smith and wife Ann of Logansport, IN; one Daughter, Linda L. Smith of Colorado Springs, CO; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     He was preceded in death by three brothers Gerald, Everett and Don Smith
     Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Mision Center.  (9-4-08)


     Services for the brother of Paul Loner, Joseph David Loner, 68, Buffalo, Ind., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     He died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, in his residence.
     Born March 4, 1939, in Logansport, he was the oldest son of Joseph W. and Ruth M. Stewart Loner. He was married on June 13, 1959, in St. Joseph’s Church, Logansport, to his childhood sweetheart, Patricia Lee Wolf, who survives.
     Mr. Loner attended grade school at St. Joseph’s and graduated in 1953. He was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was a quarterback for the Logansport football team, where he was Most Valuable Player his freshman year, All North Central Conference his junior and senior years, All State Quarterback his junior and senior years, and High School All-American his junior and senior years. He also was the “L” Club president, a member of the LHS baseball team and American Legion baseball team in Logansport.

     He was a 1962 graduate of the University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich., where he earned an AB degree in math. He was a member of the football team, Titans, and was a member of the Titan Football Hall of Fame as well as a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
     He was a computer technician, data processing manager, consultant for Peat Marwich Mitchell, Indianapolis, and Arthur Andersen and also was CFO of L.S. Ayers.
     He had been a private math tutor for students in the Monticello area since 2002 and worked part time and played golf at Pond View Golf Course.
     Dave was a football coach for St. Lawrence Middle and Junior High School in the Indianapolis CYO League for 10 years. He also coached basketball for a few years.
He attended All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport and Lady of the Lakes Church in Monticello. He was a member of the Piscataway, N.J., Jaycees, the Indianapolis Downtown Lions Club, the Indianapolis Men’s Bible Study Fellowship for 10 years, and a member of the Monticello and Logansport Knights of Columbus.
     He enjoyed golf, woodworking, boating and flying. Dave had his private pilot’s license with instrument and commercial ratings and loved to fly.
     Also surviving are two children, one daughter, Stacey Lee Patterson and her husband, Justin, Lawrenceville, Ga., and one son, David M. Loner, Buffalo; five grandchildren, Jerra Lee Loner, Joshua David Loner, Jacob Michael Loner, Cody Spitler and Joseph Michael Loner; and brothers and sisters, Paul, Jim, Tom, Mariel, Mark and Ann.
     His parents, one brother, Vinny Loner, and one sister, Angela Loner, preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until time of services Thursday in Marocco Funeral Chapel. A Scripture service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the family and will be divided between Focus on the Family, Indianapolis CYO Sports Program and Food for the Poor.  (8-29-07)



     Services for Marie Yvonne Noble Austin's mother, Eunice M. Noble, 89, Logansport, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Kroeger
Funeral Home.
     She died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.
     Born April 15, 1917, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Crawford and Mary M. Adams Jones.  She was married Jan. 6, 1934, in Logansport, to James N. Noble, who preceded in death Dec. 14, 2002.
     A homemaker, Eunice enjoyed sewing and traveling.
     She and her husband traveled to Canada, Mexico and every state except Hawaii. Eunice was a great cook and enjoyed “happy hour.”
     Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and William Demsar, Marissa, Ill., Marie Yvonne and Frank Austin, and Dorothy and Joseph Titus, all of Logansport; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Mervil Jones, and two sisters, Nina Bell Rombold and Betty DeWitt, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. (6-21-07)


     A private funeral service will be held for Sandra Rynearson Sabatini's mother, Doris E. Rynearson, 92, Logansport.
     She died at 8:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born Jan. 13, 1914, in White County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Bertha Worthington McDonald.  She was married in 1934 to Wilfred J. “Fred” Rynearson, who preceded in death Feb. 8, 2003.
     Doris was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.  She had served as a volunteer at Logansport Memorial Hospital and was a member and former secretary of the Logansport Elkettes.  She also had worked as an election board volunteer.
     Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Sabatini, Logansport; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Patricia Rynearson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters and brother-in-law, Lois and Frank White, Logansport, and Kathleen Waldrop, Deland, Fla.; six grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Lees, Frederick Joseph Sabatini, Eric John Sabatini, David Christopher Rynearson, Michael John Rynearson and Nicholas Karl Rynearson; five great-grandchildren, Joseph Sabatini, Jessica Sabatini, Andrew Sabatini, Alana Sabatini and Christian Sabatini; and several nieces and nephews.
     Two brothers, Robert McDonald and Patrick McDonald preceded in death.
     The Rev. Gary Lewis will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to A Cause for Paws and to the Cass County Humane Society.  (6-21-07)


     Services for Bob Minglin's sister, Betty M. Hughes, 74, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2006, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Misha Moore Minglin.  She was married Dec. 13, 1952, to Donald D. Hughes, who preceded in death in March 1990.
     Betty was retired from the dietary department at the Logansport State Hospital, where she had been employed for 15 years.  She had also worked in various business offices in Logansport.
     She was a member of Baptist Temple and enjoyed music, fishing with her husband, NASCAR, movies, and television, especially “American Idol.”
     She particularly enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Karen Hughes, and Randy and Nancy Hughes, all of Logansport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Mark Klotz, Logansport, and Linda and Doug Nelson, Newport Beach, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William E. and Delores Minglin, Logansport, and Robert L. and Colleen Minglin, Kokomo; one stepson, Tony Hughes and his wife, Dawn, Americus; grandchildren, Scott Hughes, Todd Hughes and his wife, Courtney, Kenny Hughes and his wife, Ashley, Carly Klotz, Michelle Klotz, Lindsey Klotz, Corey Nelson, Cale Nelson, Austin Hughes, Casey Hughes and Heidi Hughes; stepgrandchildren, Chad Hughes, Brandon Hughes and Mathew Hughes; great-grandchildren, T.J. Hughes, Katlyn Hughes and Kennedy Hughes; and several nieces and nephews.
     Two brothers, Donald Minglin and Ralph Vernon, and one sister, Lena Ridenour, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Michael Williams will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Temple and to the American Heart Association.   (6-21-07)


     A funeral Mass for Susie Mordenti Dickerson's mother, Lena H. Mordenti, 91, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     She died at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Sept. 13, 1914, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Egisto and Assunta Jorroti Passerini. She was married June 18, 1938, in St. Vincent Church in Logansport, to Americo J. “Bud” Mordenti, who preceded in death Sept. 22, 1999.
     Lena retired in June 1982 after 10 years as a cook in the cafeteria for the Logansport School Corporation.
     Mrs. Mordenti was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society and the Daughters of Isabella. She and her husband were charter members of the William Paca Lodge Italian-American Club.
     Her family was the most important thing in her life.
     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Diana Mordenti, Logansport, and Bob and Sue Mordenti, Delphi; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn “Susie” and Dave Dickerson, Logansport; one sister, Mary Scagnoli, Logansport; grandchildren, Tony Dickerson, Dan Dickerson and his wife, Stacey, and Dannan Mordenti, all of Logansport, RaeJean Thomas and her husband, Mark, Massillon, Ohio, and Joe Mordenti, Delphi; great-grandchildren, Connor Dickerson, Lena Dickerson, Abby Dickerson, Lauren Thomas and Breanna Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.
     One daughter, Mary Catherine Mordenti, and two brothers, Joe Passerini and Dean Passerini, preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Seminarian Matthew Barnard will officiate at a Scripture service and rosary at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, immediately followed by a Daughters of Isabella memorial service and William Paca Lodge service.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School, 112 E. Market St., Logansport IN 46947 and to a favorite charity. (6-13-06)


    Services for the husband of Sharon Dunn Haynes, David L. Haynes, 65, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
He died with his family at his side at 7:10 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2006, in the Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis.
     Born April 30, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of Clyde Homer and Era Katherine Hood Haynes. He was married Feb. 23, 1963, in Logansport, to Sharon L. Dunn, who survives.
     Mr. Haynes retired from Matthew-Warren in 2005, after 42 years of service.
     He was a life member of the Elk’s Lodge #66 and former member of the Eagle’s.
     David coached little league baseball for 10 years and was a member of the Logan Lovelies, where he was known as Henrietta.
     He was an avid bowler and golfer and was a fan of IU basketball, the Pacers and the Colts.
     Also surviving are one son, Michael Haynes, Rensselaer; one daughter, Darla Culp and her husband, Bruce, Cicero; one brother, Larry Haynes and his wife, Brenda, Monticello; one sister, Jane Barnes, Burnettsville; his mother-in-law, Thelma Dunn, Logansport; one granddaughter, Darby Culp, Cicero; two stepgranddaughters, Kristi Acord and her husband, R.J., Goshen, and Jessie Culp, Cicero; one stepgrandson, Klark Culp, Cicero; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Holli Acord and Tyler Acord; and several nieces and nephews.
     Three sisters, Josephine Haynes, Carol Haynes and Marjorie Firmani; one brother, Dick Haynes; and one twin brother, Daniel Paul Haynes, preceded in death.
     The Rev. William Art Maloney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where an Elk’s service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday. (6-5-06)


     The husband of Judy Grace Knight, Charles M. Knight, 76 of Logansport, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2006 in Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
     He was born January 24, 1930 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Charles Everett and Ada Linton Knight. He was married July 10, 1960, in Logansport, to Judith Grace Knight, who survives.
     Mr. Knight was retired after 39 years of employment with Logansport Municipal Utilities, Electrical Distribution.
     He served in the U.S. Army from March 1951 to March 1953, a veteran of the Korean War era.
     He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790, the American Legion Post 60 and Logansport's Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33.
     He was an avid collector, with many unique collections. His most prized collection was his Pennsylvania Railroad collection. He was very interested in the history of Logansport and loved to share his knowledge with all. In his younger years, he was known for having the cleanest, shiniest cars in town.
     Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Kathy Dunderman and her husband, Bob, of Logansport; two sons, Kevin Knight and his wife, Sue, of Westfield, IN, and Keith Knight of Logansport; Sister-in-law, Ann Brenner and her husband, Tom, of Logansport; two granddaughters, Abby Dunderman and McKenzie Knight; and two grandsons, Andrew Dunderman and Brandon Knight.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.
     Friends will be received 3-8 p.m. Monday, February 27 at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.
     Services will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. with Gil Zimmerman and Celebrant Carla Barker officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Woodville Cemetery, near Burrows.
     Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.  (2-26-06)


     Services for the mother of Maritherese Trinen Bash, Florence M. Trinen, 84, of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     She died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Miller’s Merry Manor. Born June 16, 1921, in Schererville, she was the daughter of Charles J. and Theresia Schumacher Trinen.
     Florence was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. She was a licensed beautician having been employed at Wilma’s Beauty Shop and Arlene’s Beauty Shop.
    Surviving are one daughter, Maritherese Bash and her husband, Richard, Mexico; one brother, Wilbur “Bill” Trinen and his wife, Jeane, Logansport; one sister, Mildred M. “Mid” Logan, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
    Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services.
    Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the cemetery chapel.
    Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (2-25-06)


     KOKOMO — Services for the daughter of Mary Kaye Bell Gray, Michelle D. Gray Monroe, 38, of Kokomo, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road.
     She died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Howard Regional Health System.
     Born Aug. 25, 1967, she was the daughter of John and Mary Kaye Bell Gray.
     A 1985 graduate of Logansport High School, Michelle attended Indiana University Kokomo.  She worked for the Kokomo Center Township School Corporation as a devoted bus driver, and enjoyed cooking and watching talk shows on television.  She loved taking care of her children and attended PTO meetings.
     Surviving are her parents, John and Mary Kaye Gray, Logansport; loving mate Chris Williams, Kokomo; sisters, Melissa Howell and Heather Rance, both of Logansport; half brother, Anthony Gray, Narrows, Va.; sons, Thomas Monroe III and Jalen Williams; daughters, Taylor Brielle Monroe and Sameera Williams; ex-husband, Tom Monroe; many aunts and uncles, as well as several nieces and nephews.
     The Rev. Steve Pierce will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. (1-28-06)


     Services for Ralph Levy's brother, James Frederick Levy, 57, of Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, in his residence.
     Born Sept. 13, 1948, in Logansport, he was the son of Earl Richmond and Dorothy Marie Wallman Levy.
     A 1964 graduate of Hendricks School, which his mother helped start many years ago, Mr. Levy was employed as an assembler for over 40 years at Woodlawn Center.
     He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Logansport Moose #232, and Logansport Eagles Lodge #323.
     He was a participant in the Special Olympics, where he was a medal winner in track and field.
     Jim loved music and dancing and liked playing basketball, bowling and bingo.
     Surviving are one sister, Jocelyn E. Levy, Logansport; two brothers, Robert V. Levy and his wife, Ro, Fort Wayne, and Ralph E. Levy and his wife, Sue A., Brookston; one sister-in-law, Mary Jo Levy, Chattanooga, Tenn.; five nieces; five nephews; six great-nieces; and six great-nephews.
     One brother, Wayne Levy, preceded in death.
     Pastor Keith R. Schreffler will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodlawn Center. (12-3-05)


     Verna Raikes Ritz's father, Maurice E. Raikes, 92, 2452 Wilshire Drive, died at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 26, 2005, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Mr. Raikes graduated from Walton High School in 1931.  He had lived in Walton, Logansport until 1958, in Lancaster, Ohio, six years and moved to Frankfort in 1964.  He worked for RBM Electronics in Logansport and Lancaster, Ohio, 1939-1964, and Mallory Controls in Frankfort 1964-1983.  He invented a squeezer for toothpaste tubes.
     He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist, where he sang in the choir and others for 75 years.  He was a 50-year Masonic Lodge member, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite, 50-year past master, recipient of Knight of the York Cross of Honor, Yeoman of York Allied Masonic degree, and was an honorary member of more than 20 Masonic lodges; a former member of Lions Club and a former member of Order of Eastern Star 20 years.
     He was born July 2, 1913, in Walton to George W. and Nora Bowlan Raikes. He married Freda Eileen Johns in Walton on Jan. 7, 1939, and she died Jan. 7, 2005.
     Surviving are two daughters, Verna Ritz of Lafayette and Mrs. Donald (Bonnie) Nida of Lancaster, Ohio; a brother, Merlyn (Ruby) of Walton; a sister, Elizabeth Preiser of Peru; four grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
     Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Pastor Charles Pelc officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Walton. Calling will be 3-7 p.m. Friday in Genda Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7. Calling also will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
     Memorials may be made to Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, P.O. Box 44210, Indianapolis, IN 46244.
     Online condolences may be made to www.gendafuneralhome.com.  (9-21-05)


     PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- The father of Helen Austin Wolfe, Liston "Lee" Austin, 89, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Logansport, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, in University Community Hospital in Florida.
     He was born in Coalmont, and went to Florida from Logansport when he retired in 1977.
     He will be missed by all.
     Surviving are his wife, Esther; a daughter, Helen Wolfe, Truckee, Calif.; one son, Allen, Buffalo, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
     Neptune Society of Palm Harbor, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.  (9-21-05)


     The mother of Phil Satterthwaite, Thelma Margaret Satterthwaite, 91 of Logansport, IN, died at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in her residence.
     Born October 1, 1913 in Alexandria, IN, she was the daughter of William and Mary Ethel Walker Hendey.  She grew up in Marion, Indiana.  She was married October 21, 1934, in Marion, to Arlo Satterthwaite, who survives.
     A homemaker, Thelma had worked as a teller at the former National Bank of Logansport.  She had also worked in the catalog department of Sears.  Thelma was a long-time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a lifetime member of the Logansport Art Association, an auxiliary member of the Elks Lodge, and a longtime supporter of the Red Cross Blood Drive and the Salvation Army charities.  She always enjoyed her flower gardens.
     Surviving with her husband of 75 years, Arlo Satterthwaite, are one daughter, Sandra Harkin of Wilmington, NC; one son, Philip Satterthwaite of Kokomo, IN; one grandson, Michael (wife Alison) Harkin of Laramie, WY; one granddaughter, Andrea (husband David Cooper) Harkin of Little River, SC; four great-grandchildren, Caroline Harkin of Laramie, WY, James Harkin of Laramie, WY, William Harkin of Laramie, WY, and Sandra Cooper of Little River, SC. She was preceded in death by her father, William Hendey, her mother, Mary Ethel Walker Hendey Ackley; and her infant brother, William Hendey.
     Friends will be received from 1:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, June 19, 2005 at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.
     Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 20, 2005 at Fisher Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Donna Glazier officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery , Logansport, Indiana.  (9-21-05)


     Services for Bob Minglin's sister, Lena L. Ridenour, 89, Rochester, a former Logansport resident, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Brian Sewell officiating.
     She died at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, in the Life Care Center, Rochester.
     Born Nov. 2, 1915, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Merl and Mishia I. Moore Ridenour.
     She had attended Whipporwill Community Church of Rochester since 1978, but had been a member of the Baptist Temple since 1933. She loved the Lord and enjoyed church and Bible study.
     She was a person who was always happy and loved her family and friends. She enjoyed crafts, socializing and playing bingo.
     Surviving are one sister, Betty Hughes, Logansport; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William E. and Dee Minglin, Logansport, and Robert and Coleen Minglin, Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews. Her brother, R. Vernon Minglin, brother-in-law, Donald D. Hughes, a sister-in-law, Joyce A. Minglin, and her stepfather, Ralph Minglin, preceded her in death.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     A private burial service will be held at Miami Baptist Cemetery, Adamsboro.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the Whipporwill Community Church in Rochester or to favorite charities.  (9-21-05)


     Services for the mother of Jane Wolf Linback, Elma E. Botarf, 85, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2005 in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born April 22, 1920, in Shawneetown, Ill., she was the daughter of Ray and Menerva Short Combs. She was married May 23, 1970, in Logansport, to William Botarf, who preceded in death May 23, 1978.
     Elma formerly worked at R.B.M. and retired from Western Electric in Lisle, Ill.
     She attended Grace Fellowship Church.
     Surviving are two daughters, Ida Gunter, and Jane Linback and her husband, Daniel, all of Logansport; one stepson, Dan Botarf and his wife, Cara, San Pierre; two stepdaughters, Chris Taylor, San Pierre, and Pat Madriaga, Bourbonnais, Ill.; one brother, Charles Combs and his wife, Carolyn, Lucerne; three sisters, Mildred Merritt, Logansport, Irene Whitehead, Raleigh, N.C., and Eva Long and her husband, Raymond, Haleyville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 25 stepgreat-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
     The Rev. William Art Maloney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.  (9-21-05)


     DELPHI -- Sally Bodell Sturdivant's husband, Frank A. "Cotton" Sturdivant, 67, of 5035 N. County Road 500 W., died at 5:25 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. He had been in failing health for the past few months.
     He was born Jan. 5, 1938 in Dyer, Tenn., and attended school there.
     His first marriage was to Patsy Jean Little in 1957 in Mississippi, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 1991. He married Sally I. Bodell on June 23, 1993, in Delphi, and she survives.
     Mr. Sturdivant worked for 40 years as an iron worker for Local 137 Iron Workers of Lafayette, retiring in 1991.
     He belonged to the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Barrel Horse Association.
     Mr. Sturdivant enjoyed training and competing in barrel horse racing and was in the top 200 of barrel racing men's teams in the U.S. He was also ranked 57th in the U.S. in men's individual barrel racing. His other hobbies included raccoon hunting, working with his hunting dogs, riding and training his horses and card playing.
     Surviving with his wife are a son, Frank Allen Sturdivant Jr. (wife: Brenda) of Delphi; four daughters, Lisa G. Sturdivant of Buck Creek, Lora Johnson (husband: Jim) of Francesville, Elizabeth "Libby" Sturdivant of Indianapolis and Susan E. O'Brien of Delphi; a stepdaughter, Tammy Brown (husband: Ron) of Muncie; three stepsons, Butch Overmyer (wife: Penny) of Cecil, Ohio, CJ Overmyer (wife: Kathy) of Camden and Scott Overmyer (wife: Monica) of Delphi; a brother, Joe Overmyer (wife: Martha) of Summerville, Tenn.; and a sister, Imogene King (husband: Robert) of Trenton, Tenn.
     Friends may call 5-8 p.m. today at Abbott Funeral Home in Delphi. Services there 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Ellis Gasser officiating. Interment Brown Church Cemetery in Rockfield.
     Surviving are 22 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter, Regina Lynn, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll County Cancer Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.   (9-21-05)


     MONTICELLO -- Services for the granddaughter of Sally Bodell Sturdivant, Kelly M. Overmyer Greathouse, 27, of Monticello, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Miller-Roscka Funeral Home.
     She died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Camden.
     The Rev. Todd G. Ladd will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery, Monticello.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  (9-21-05)


     Services for Jerry Hunt's son, Jerry Lee Hunt, 46, of Indianapolis, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, in St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.
     Born Feb. 20, 1959, in Logansport, he was the son of Jerry P. and Diane Albert Hunt, who survive.
     A 1977 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Hunt was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, German Club, the Student Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also served as class president during his sophomore and junior years. He participated in football, track and wrestling.
     A 1981 graduate of Indiana University, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
     He had been employed as auditor for Dayton Freight Lines, Indianapolis.
     He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
     Mr. Hunt loved his family, especially his daughters. He coached softball teams and was actively involved in his daughters' activities. He was truly a loving father, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
     He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
     Surviving are two daughters, Jessica Hunt and Allison Hunt, both of Indianapolis; former wife and best friend, Bobbi Hunt, Indianapolis; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tami and Scott Hile, Camden, and Traci and Tim Hines, Logansport; his grandparents, Marion and Theda Leffel, Logansport; two nieces, Natalie and Hayley Hines, Logansport; several aunts and uncles, Donald and Jackie Albert, Linda and David Dunkle, Joe and Martha Hunt, Sharon and Skip Pierce, and Sue and Bob Drew; and several cousins, close friends and fraternity brothers.
     His grandparents, Paul and Arlene Hunt, and his grandfather, Raymond Albert, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Chip Gast will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  (9-21-05)


     A memorial service for the father of Ronald Lutes, Donald D. Lutes, 95, of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Miller's Merry Manor.
     Born Aug. 13, 1909, in Maumee, he was the son of Henry M. and Hettie Grace Davis Lutes. He was married July 3, 1935, in Logansport, to Lela H. Dial, who survives.
     Mr. Lutes had owned and operated Lutes Motors Inc.
     He was a member of Baptist Temple.
     Also surviving are one son, Dr. Ronald David Lutes, Algonquin, Ill.; one daughter, Linda Welch, Logansport; one sister, Dorothy Dial, Logansport; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     The Rev. Allen Rogers and Dr. E. Clyde Mayfield will officiate at the services.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple Endowment Fund.  (9-21-05)


   Funeral Mass for Susie Culp Fry's mother, Sarah Louise Culp, 94, of Tipton, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     She died at 9:16 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Tipton Hospital, Tipton.
     Born April 20, 1911, in Marion, she was the daughter of Grover H. and Philomenia Slevin Garber.
     Mrs. Culp had been employed for 21 years at the former St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and All Saints Ladies Society in Logansport.
     She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, knitting, crocheting and making quilts.
     Surviving are one daughter, Susan Fry, Hardy, Ark.; one son, Michael Culp, Reelsville; one sister, Sr. Martha Garber, CSJ, Tipton; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Two sons, Jim Culp and Jack Culp, one sister, Mary Esther Garber, and brothers Henry Garber, Edward Garber, Louis Garber, Eugene Garber and James Garber, preceded in death.
     Fathers Michael McKinney and Christopher Weldon will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Estates of Serenity Cemetery in Marion, with Father Richard Weisenberger officiating at the graveside.
     Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School.  (9-20-05)


     Verna Raikes Ritz's mother, Freda Eileen Raikes, 87, of 2452 Wilshire Drive, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born Oct. 5, 1917, in Elkhart, she attended school in Walton. She had lived in Lancaster, Ohio, for five years and moved here in 1964.
     She married Maurice Raikes on Jan. 7, 1939, and he survives.
     Mrs. Raikes worked for Mallory for 19 years and for RBM Electronics in Logansport for 15 years.
     She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church its Ruth Circle in Frankfort, a member of the Ladies Home Economics Club in Logansport, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a PTA volunteer.
     Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Verna Ritz of Lafayette and Baunetta Nida (husband: Donald) of Lancaster, Ohio.
     Calling 3-7 p.m. with Order of Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Genda Funeral Home, Frankfort. Service there 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, Pastor Charles Pelc officiating. Interment IOOF Cemetery, Walton. Surviving are 4 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 stepgreat-grandchildren.
     Memorials: St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Frankfort. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com. (1-8-05)


     Services for Bob Hardin's mother, Virginia J. Smith Hardin Knight, 85, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Miller's Merry Manor.
     Born Dec. 18, 1919, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of George E. and Leona Wray Smith.  Virginia was raised by her father and stepmother, Bernice Smith, after her mother died in 1929. Virginia was married July 6, 1940, in Logansport, to Robert William Hardin, who died Jan. 12, 1983.  On Sept. 19, 1990, she was married to Thomas Knight, and they divorced in 2000.
     A 1937 graduate of Monticello High School, Virginia retired after 39 years of employment as a legal secretary in the office of Logansport attorney Robert S. Justice. She had previously worked at the National Bank of Logansport.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, where she had been a Youth Group Leader in the 1950s. Virginia previously had been a member of the Logansport Seventh Day Adventist Church.
     She was a member of T.O.P.S. and the Home Economic Club. For many years, she bowled in a local league on the Golden Rule team, and had previously been a den mother in the Cub Scouts. She was raised in Monticello.
     Surviving are one son, Robert Hardin II and his wife, Barbara, Warsaw; one daughter-in-law, Janet Hardin Sellers and her husband, Larry, Thorntown; one stepsister, Betty Goodwin, Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Beth Skipper and her husband, Chip, and Natalie Waddle and her husband, David, all of Warsaw, Katrina Courchaine and her husband, Stephen, Indianapolis, Heidi Schaffer and her husband, Robert, Avon, Tony Hardin and his wife, Dustie, Noblesville, and Heather Moehl and her husband, Tim, Indianapolis; and several great-grandchildren.
     One son, A. Michael Hardin, preceded in death in 1981.  One stepbrother, Robert Stultz, Omaha, Neb., and one grandson, Robert W. Hardin, III, also preceded in death.
     The Rev. Lisa Mays will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services Friday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Dept. 77-3968, and the Leukemia Society of America, Suite 100, 941 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240.  (12-29-04)


     Services for Patricia White's brother, Victor L. White, 51, of Galveston, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Murray-Weaver Funeral Home, Galveston chapel.
     He died early Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2004, in his residence.
     Born Dec. 31, 1952, in Logansport, he was the son of Herman and Jeannette Bunnell White. He was married June 12, 1982, in Galveston, to Mary E. Miller, who preceded in death on Sept. 7, 1999.
     A graduate of Logansport High School, Victor worked for Delphi/Delco, in Kokomo for more than 27 years as a master electrician, and had been a reserve deputy police officer for the town of Galveston at one time.
     He was a member of First Baptist Church of Galveston, where he helped with the sound system.
     Victor loved antique tractors and going to tractor pulls. He owned an antique John Deere GP tractor like his dad had on the farm.
     Surviving are his mother, Jeannette White, Logansport; three brothers, Bob White and his wife, Marie, Lafayette, Dennis White and Richard White, both of Logansport; two nephews, Tyler and Owen White, Lafayette; two aunts; one uncle; and a special friend, Donna.
     His father preceded in death.
     The Rev. Warren Purcell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Galveston Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Galveston. (12-29-04)


     A graveside service for Anne George Brown's father, Robert C George, 86, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
He died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in Arthur B. & Ethel V. Horton VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso.
     Born Aug. 6, 1918, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Earl and Romenta Chamberlain George.  In July 1939, he was married to Evelyn D'Autremont, who died June 22, 1999.
     Mr. George graduated from Steel High School in Dayton, Ohio and Purdue University with a major in mechanical engineering.
     While residing in Logansport, he was employed at RBM as chief manufacturing engineer.
     In 1948, Robert and Joe McClain, a fellow engineer, bought land and opened the Skyline Drive-In Theatre north of Logansport.
     He was a member of the Baptist Temple, the Elks Club and Logansport Country Club, all of Logansport.
     Mr. George left RBM to open his own business, Royal Industries, in Auburn in 1968.  In Auburn, he was a member of Northside Presbyterian Church.
     In 1982, they retired and moved to Rotonda West, Fla., where he belonged to the Rotonda West Security Watch.  He also served as the Red Cross coordinator for Southwest Florida and was a member of Northside Christian Church and the Elks Club.
     Surviving are one son, David C George, Porter; three daughters, Anne L. Brown, White Health, Ill., Jeanne S. Barnes, Sanibel, Fla., and Elizabeth J. Walter, Noblesville; 14 grandchildren, Jeffrey Keith Brown, Bradenton, Fla., Bradley Barnes, Carmel, Greg George, Michael George and Emily Cole, all of Chicago, Barry Barnes, Westfield, Joanna Greenslade, Sonoma, Calif., Bryan Barnes, Tempe, Ariz., Amy Katz, Philadelphia, Pa., Tracy Walter, Ryan Walter and Jordan Walter, all of Noblesville, Ben Barnes, Baltimore, Md., and Eric George Brown, Urbana, Ill.; 10 great-grandchildren, Anne Greenslade, Emily Greenslade, James Greenslade and Robert Greenslade, all of Sonoma, Calif., Ethan Cole and Adam Cole, both of Chicago, Dylan Barnes, Claudia Barnes and Brett Barnes, all of Westville, and Alexzander Keith Brown, Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Stratton, Greensboro, N.C., and Miriam Grammar, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and one brother, Nelson George, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
     One sister, Frances Falkner, Palm Desert, Calif., preceded in death.
     There will be no visitation.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur B. & Ethel V. Horton VNA Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (12-5-04)


     Linda Dinius Lantz's mother, Amy L. Dinius, 93, Logansport, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Woodbridge Health Campus.
     Born November 26, 1910, she was the daughter of Frank E. and Ella V. Hollyday Head.  On Sept. 26, 1937, she was married to Donald D. Dinius, who preceded in death Oct. 6, 1969.
     Mrs. Dinius was a graduate of Plymouth High School. She received her A.S. degree from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois.  She worked as an office manager at Essex Wire, retiring in 1977.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, where she served as organist for many years, retiring in 1960.  She was also a member of Fidelity Chapter No. 58 Order of Eastern Star.  She enjoyed music, especially playing the piano. She also enjoyed her bridge club, traveling and knitting.
     Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Lantz, Logansport, and Dona and Terry L. Jones, Bay Village, Ohio; four grandchildren Laura Worthington, Logansport, Julie Sabre, Lakewood, Ohio, Ryan Jones, Boulder, Colorado, and Allison Forsyth, Fremont, California; and four great-grandchildren, Amy Worthington, Bryan Worthington, Isabella Forsyth, and Charlotte Forsyth.  She was preceded in death by one grandson, David Lantz; five sisters, and two brothers.
     Services will be held at: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.30, 2004, at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug Mankell officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
     Visitation times are: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Church. (9-29-04)


     Private family services for Patricia White Watson's brother, John H. White Jr., 62, of Logansport, will be held at a later date.
     He died Sunday evening, Sept. 12, 2004, in Logansport Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.
     Born Oct. 3, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of John Herman Sr. and Alice Rebecca Everman White Davidson English. Each of Mr. White's two marriages ended in divorce. The first was to Jane Kathrens, Logansport, and the second to Elizabeth Conley White, Kokomo.
     Mr. White was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam.
     Most everyone at LHS remembers John's easy smile and great sense of humor, his loyal and generous nature.
     Both his amateur and professional successes in golf are well known. In 1959, Mr. White's senior year at Logansport High School, his golf team won the North Central Conference, and he was awarded LHS's first golf letter jacket. Soon after, he won the Dykeman Park City Tournament and in 1992, as the pro member of the team, he won the Logansport Country Club Invitational.
     For several years, Mr. White was the golf professional at Par Three and the Logansport Country Club.
     He also was a member of the American Legion Post #3790 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #60.
     He also enjoyed playing poker with friends.
     Surviving are two daughters, Carrie Werich DeCraene, Mishawaka, and Nicole Elizabeth White, Indianapolis; one grandson, Nathaniel John DeCraene; one sister, Patricia White Adair Watson, New York, N.Y.; one brother, Robert Joe White and his wife, Kathy, Attica; three nieces and two nephews; two aunts, Esther White Austin, Lutz, Fla., and Margaret White Haskell, Idaville.
     His parents and his youngest brother, Byron "Buzz" Davidson, preceded in death.
     He will be honored with a veteran's monument in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Marocco Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (9-14-04)


     Services for Janet Nelson Reed's mother, Donna Belle Nelson, 84, formerly of 2604 Usher St., Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Brethren.
     She died at 11:53 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Harvey D. and Nellie M. Ray Ulery. She was married Oct. 9, 1938, in Camden, to Robert E. Nelson, who preceded in death May 7, 1986.
     Donna Belle was a former sales clerk for Ms. Today. She was the buyer for the children's department for 25 years at the Golden Rule, and she held many other retail positions.
     Donna Belle was a member of the Logansport Church of the Brethren. She was a deacon at her church and was a former volunteer at Memorial Hospital for the Mary Deichman Guild.
     Surviving are two daughters, Janet Reed and her husband, Bud, and Barbara Goyer and her husband, Dave, all of Logansport; two sons, Rick D. Nelson and his wife, Missy, Logansport, and Larry R. Nelson, Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Violet D. Nelson and Shirley Carithers, both of Logansport; six grandchildren, Donna Bowman and her husband, Scott, Tipton, Lisa Small and her husband, Mark, Walton, Stephanie Wyatt and her husband, Jim, and Dr. Brett Nelson and his wife, Dr. Shana, all of Little Rock, Ark., Christopher Miller and his wife, Holly, Union, Ky., and Drew Miller and his wife, Holly, Chicago; nine great-grandchildren, Jessica Acres and her husband, Jacob, Ryan Small, Evan Bowman, Anna and Carson Wyatt, Jared Miller, Justin Miller, Jacob Miller and Lindsay Miller.
     Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
     Pastor Aaron Gross will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour before services Wednesday in the church.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Brethren Building Fund.  (9-14-04)


     Services for Patricia (Ann) McIlwain Nelson's father, John R. McIlwain, 86, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     He died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Chase Center.
     Born May 1, 1918, in Logansport, he was the son of Glenn B. and Beatrice L. Wilson McIlwain. He was married June 15,1938, in Logansport, to Marjorie A. Lienemann, who survives.
     A 1936 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. McIlwain retired in 1978 as a conductor for Conrail after 37 years of employment.
     John was the Big Ten Tennis Champion in 1935.
     He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Logansport Lions Club. In earlier years, he was active in Boy Scouting.
     Also surviving are one son, John P. McIlwain and his wife, Phyllis, McMurray, Pa.; three daughters, Patricia Nelson and her husband, Wayne, Alpine Lakes, W.V., Mary Ellen Eubank and her husband, Eugene, Southwest Ranches, Fla., and Shirley Bowen, Logansport; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Two sisters, Margaret Goodale and Beatrice Tipton, preceded in death.
     Deacon Juan Rodriguez will officiate at the services. Burial will be private.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, where a Knights of Columbus memorial services will be held at 7 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibault Foundation, P.O. Box 2316, Terre Haute IN 47802. (9-14-04)


Somehow the next two obituaries were earlier this year, Sorry they were missed.
     Services for Rosalie Ruschkofski Daugherty's mother, Jacqueline Irene Ruschkofski, 86, of Logansport, were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born June 20, 1917, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Fred W. and Mary "Irene" Callow Tempey. She was married Oct. 14, 1939, to George Ruschkofski, who preceded in death, Oct. 29, 1999.
     A graduate of Adams Township High School, Carroll County, Mrs. Ruschkofski was a homemaker. She was a recent member of Trinity Lutheran Church and had been a Sunday School teacher at the former Grace Lutheran Church.
     Mrs. Ruschkofski came to Logansport at the age of 15 from Chicago. She enjoyed homemaking, baking, the computer and traveling.
     Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sherry Ruschkofski, Columbia, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalie Daugherty and her husband, Leland, Indianapolis, and Ruth Bender and her husband, Jim, Logansport; one brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Fred Tempey and his wife, Sue, Mountain View, Calif.; one sister, Marie Stith, Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Dana Yam and her husband, Jacky, Lisa Daugherty, Dorie Mothershed and her husband, Matt, Amy Ruschkofski, Tim Bender and his wife, Donna, Beth Ray and her husband, Chip, and Tony Bender and his wife, Shalena; eight great-grandchildren, John Bender, Kyle Ray, Alex Smith, Danya Ray, Annie Bender, Sam Bender, Megan Yam and Janie Marie Bender; and several nieces and nephews.
     Pastor Donna Glazier, of Trinity Lutheran Church, and Pastor Richard Recher will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery.
     Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, where a Trinity Church Council service will be held at 7 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Community Foundation (unrestricted fund), P.O. Box 441, Logansport. (8-24-04)



     Private services were held for Wendell E. "Deac" Yoder, 86, of Logansport, father of Judy Yoder Little.
     He died at 1:47 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, in Chase Center.
     Born April 21, 1918, in Nappanee, he was the son of Ora C. and Artie A. Miller Yoder. He was married Jan. 13, 1940, in Kokomo, to Joan "Jo" Hudson, who survives.      Mr. Yoder worked for 45 years as a research and development engineer for H.W. Gossard. He also worked for Pinkerton at Modine until his retirement in 1993.
     He enjoyed fishing, flying, golf and music. He played many musical instruments including the banjo, mandolin, jug, harmonica and ocarina. He was the original member of the Yankee Hillbillies of Young America.
     Also surviving are three daughters Judith A. Little and Betty J. Campbell, both of Logansport, and Linda K. Wyman, Columbus; one sister, Virginia M. Wolf, Phoenix; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
     Two sons, Thomas E. Yoder and Larry L. Yoder; one granddaughter; one grandson; and one son-in-law, preceded in death.
     Burial was in Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.
     Friends called from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. (8-24-04)


     Jean Cabiness Carr's father died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Services for Bernard C. Cabiness, 83, of Rochester and Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Born July 22, 1921, in Cass County, he was the son of George and Ruth Conrad Cabiness. He was married May 21, 1939, in Young America, to Mary Jane Burk, who survives.
     A 1939 graduate of Young America High School, and a 1946 graduate of the Joseph Bulova Watchmaking School, Mr. Cabiness was a watchmaker repairing watches and making custom jewelry for Cabiness Jewelry. He was recipient of the Meritus Service Award presented by the Indiana Watchmakers Association.
     Mr. Cabiness served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He suffered a spinal injury on Feb. 6, 1945, in Rhineland, Germany, which left him paralyzed for nearly 60 years. He earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.
     He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Tipton Masonic Lodge in Logansport, Elks Lodge #66 and Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite.
     He loved to fish at his home on the lake, as well as deep sea fishing. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Sue Casalini and her husband, Joe, Logansport, and Jean Ann Carr, Philadelphia; one sister, Virginia Moore, Logansport; four grandchildren, Curt Carr, Indianapolis, Catherine Curtis, Fontana, Calif., Elizabeth Loposser, Logansport, and Michael Casalini, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and nine great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. (8-24-04)


     Services for Ralph Levy's brother, Wayne Leroy Levy, 61, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church, 104 N. Illinois St.
     Burial in Riverview Cemetery will precede the services at 10 a.m. Thursday.
     Mr. Levy died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in his residence following an extended illness.
     Born Dec. 24, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Earl and Dorothy Marie Wallman Levy Richmond.
     A 1961 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Levy also graduated from Trinidad State College, Trinidad, Colo., and Ferris State College School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Mich. He began his professional career in retail pharmacy and, after attaining a master's degree in health systems administration from Indiana University in Bloomington, he concentrated on hospital pharmacy administration. He also studied at Wharton School of Business, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
     During his career, Mr. Levy was manager of Hook's Drugs in Nashville; was assistant director of pharmacy at Bloomington Hospital, director of pharmacy at Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va., director of pharmacy at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tenn., corporate director of pharmacy for Sisters of Mercy Health System, St. Louis, and regional director of pharmacy for PharmaSource Corporation, Atlanta, Ga.
     In his youth, Mr. Levy was active in Logansport Troop 2, Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He also was a member of Demolay.
     Mr. Levy actively served the communities in which he lived. In Nashville, he was Scoutmaster of Troop 190, Boy Scouts of America, and was active in the Nashville United Methodist Church. He served as county councilman for eight years. In Chattanooga, Tenn., he became involved in Habitat for Humanity and served on the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House. He was an Elder at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and was active in the Missions Outreach Program of the church.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Miller Levy; one son, Brett Alexander and his wife, Pamela Ranard Levy, Spencer; one daughter, Andrea Kay Wilson and her husband, James Nicholas, Chattanooga; one grandson, Chase Alexander Levy; two stepgrandsons, B.J. Phillippe and Nicholas Phillippe; three brothers, Robert V. Levy, Fort Wayne, Ralph E. Levy, Brookston, and James F. Levy, Logansport; and one sister, Jocelyn Levy, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Fisher-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to BSA Troop 284, c/o Brett Levy, 206 S. Washington St., Spencer IN 47460; Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Good Samaritan Fund, 612 James Boulevard, Signal Mountain TN 37377; Hospice of Chattanooga, 4355 Highway 58, Suite 101, 58 Commons Building, Chattanooga TN 37416; Habitat for Humanity of Chattanooga, 1201 E. Main St., Chattanooga TN 37408; and Ronald McDonald House, c/o Mrs. Jane Kaylor, 200 Central Ave., Chattanooga TN 37403.  (8-24-04)


     PAULDING, Ohio -- Services for Mattloc E. Overmyer, 21, of Ohio, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Den Herder Funeral Home.  He was the grandson of Sally Bodell Sturdivant.
     He died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2004, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Crane Township, Ohio.
    Born May 6, 1983, in Cass County, he was the son of Gerald "Butch" and Penny Keegan Overmyer.
     A graduate of Paulding High School, Paulding, Ohio, he was employed in maintenance at Diehl Inc., Defiance, Ohio, for one and one half years.
     He was a member of the Defiance Eagles and Crane Township Volunteer Fire Department in Cecil, Ohio.
     Surviving are his parents, Cecil, Ohio; one sister, Kelly Greathouse and her husband, A.J., Monticello; one brother, Jonathan Overmyer, Cecil, Ohio; grandparents, Kenneth and Maxine Keegan, Cecil, Ohio, Sally and Frank Sturdivant, and Al and Sandy Brown, all of Delphi, and Gerald and Beverly Overmyer, Belton, Texas; great-grandmother, Iva Keegan, Montgomery, Mich.; one niece; one nephew; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
     One infant sister and grandfather, Dave Burkett, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Forder-Bethel Cemetery, Cecil, Ohio.
     Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, and from 8 a.m. until time of services Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.  (6-14-04)


    Services for David Lee Williams, 59, of 3302 E. Broadway, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.  David was the brother of Rose Ann Williams Dowty.
     He died at 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in Logansport.
     Born July 9, 1944, in Kokomo, he was the son of Dallas E. and Mary Alice Preiser Williams. He was married on Sept. 6, 1969, in Logansport, to Carlita I. Boze, who survives.
     Mr. Williams was a car salesman since 1973 and was currently employed by Donato & Son's Jeep Eagle Inc. He had also worked for McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle Funeral Home, Kroeger Funeral Home, Johnson Ford and Hendrickson Motor Sales.
     He was a 1962 graduate of Logansport High School and a graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Vietnam conflict from 1962 to 1965.
     Dave was a member of Elks Lodge No. 66, Walton American Legion Post 418 and the Indiana Head Injury Foundation.
     He enjoyed working outdoors and doing repairs around the house.
     Also surviving are one daughter, Angela B. Williams, and her fiance, Tony Lombardi, Logansport; one brother, Jeffery L. Williams and his wife, Kathy, Zionsville; one sister, Rose Ann Dowty and her husband, Dawson, Lincoln, Neb.; one sister-in-law, Irma Hobbs and her husband, Charlie, Toledo, Ohio; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.
     The Rev. Steve Fleck will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in St. John's Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of America, 8201 Greensboro Drive Suite 611, McLean, VA 22102. (1-19-04)


    The son of Diana Neumann Burrough, Marc A. Burrough, 41, Carmel, passed away Jan. 7, 2004. Marc was born on May 30, 1962 in Marshall, MO to Ivor Dale and Diana Neumann Burrough.
     He was a CPA for Venture Logistics, since its inception, for the past 3 years.
     Marc was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Carmel Dad;s Club and was an Eagle Scout.
     A Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 in Epworth United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Carmel, 325 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel.
     He is survived by his wife, Kelly Bryan Burrough; son, Cris B. Burrough; and mother, Diana Neumann Burrough of Marion, IN.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Burrough Family Trust co Smith Barney, 8900 Keystone Crossing Suite 900, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2162. www.flannerbuchanan.com (1-19-04)
(It is our understanding that Marc passed away as the result of a multiple organ transplant. - Bob H)


      Services for Bonnie Kitchel Miller's mother, Betty May Kitchel, 82, of 3526E 375N, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born June 2, 1921, in Saginaw, Mich., she was the daughter of Roy and May Baker Nulf. She was married Aug. 26, 1939, to Samuel M. Kitchel, who survives.
     A homemaker, Betty had been a school secretary at the former Daniel Webster School and an instructional assistant for the Logansport Community School Corporation.
     She enjoyed playing golf, reading and traveling; but most of all, she enjoyed the time she spent with her family.
     Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Gideons Auxiliary.
     Also surviving are three daughters, Bonnie Miller, Pleasant Hill, Ohio, Penny Bannon and her husband, Robert, and Nancy Scagnoli and her husband, Steve, all of Logansport; five sons, Larry Kitchel and his wife, Conna, C. Jay Kitchel and his wife, Sara, and Steve Kitchel and his wife, Betty, all of Logansport, Randy Kitchel and his wife, Julie, Spring Lake, Mich., and Michael Kitchel and his wife, Audrey, Lafayette; one sister, Mary L. Smith, Logansport; several nieces and nephews; 35 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
     Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral chapel. (10-12-03)


     Margaret Huff Huffman's mother passed away on Oct 5, 2003, in Indianapolis at St Vincent Hospital.
     Margaret Louise Himebaugh Huff was born June 6, 1915 in Indianapolis, daughter of John and Angela Richardson Himebaugh. She was widow of Boyd J. Huff (born January 8, 1916 in Monon, IN; died July 30, 1972 in Linton, IN), married December 29, 1939.
     Survivors include daughters, Margaret Mary Huff Huffman and Helen Angela Small, Indpls.; Frances Eileen Pruitt Henderson, Cincinnati; Susan Anne Rowan, Memphis; and Catherine Elizabeth Graham, Washington, IN; and a granddaughter she helped rear, Anna Margaret Huffman, Memphis.
     Also surviving are grandchildren, Marie Rowan Burns, Plover, WI; Deborah Rowan Sonnentag, Bentonville, AR; Paul Rowan, Stevens Point, WI; Steven Rowan, Beach Park, IL; John Eric Pruitt, James Christopher Pruitt and Jeannine Eileen Hart, Cincinnati; Ziba Daniel Graham, Anchorage; Bridget Graham Thuente, Durham; Michael Boyd Graham, Cincinnati; Amy Small Bilyeu and James Lafayette Small, Indpls;.
     Mrs. Huff was a life-long learner who used her many talents to serve her family and others. She found the extraordinary in the ordinary and particularly enjoyed nature. Her indomitable spirit inspired everyone. Mrs. Huff was a violinist, pianist and a singer (baritone) with Capital City Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. A legal secretary with McTurnan & Higgins, Indpls. and Huff & Huffman, Linton; an abstracter and later secretary of St. Peter's Church in Linton. Volunteer at the libraries of Orchard Country Day School and Brebeuf. Member of St. Monica Catholic Church Bible Study and prayer groups.
     Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 11 at St. Monica Catholic Church, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 10 in the St. Monica Catholic Church-Daily Chapel. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Linton, IN. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Washington Park North. (10-8-93)     


     Bill Drake's mother died Friday September 19, 2003.
     Services for Opal M. Drake, 85, of 916 Cecil St., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 4:40 a.m. at her residence.
     Born March 29, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Jesse and Carry Mae Bolt Owens.
     She was married June 28, 1936, in Flora to Seward Russell Drake, who preceded in death April 13, 2001.
     A homemaker, she was raised in Clymers.
She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star. Opal also was active in The Crippled Childrens Society.
     Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Elaine Davis and her husband, John, Logansport, and Marilyn Jean Adams and her husband, Neil, Houston, Texas; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard Allen Drake and his wife, Doris, and William E. Drake and his wife, Janet, all of Owosso, Mich., and Kenneth Joe Drake, Logansport; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Mary Dillman and Helen Johnson, both of Logansport, Ruth McManama, Muncie, and Jean Mittica and her husband, Frank, Kokomo; one brother and sister-in-law, Don Owens and his wife, Marilyn, Valparaiso; four grandsons, Brian Drake and his wife, Hollis, Owosso, Mich., Drew Medland and his wife, Jennifer, Fishers, Kirk Medland, Indianapolis, and Joel Davis, Chicago; three granddaughters, Karen Drake, New York, N.Y., Jennifer Kalis and her husband, T.J., Morrisville, N.C., and Julie Gayes, Fishers; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Connor and Grant Drake, all of Owosso, Mich., and Parker and Chloe Kalis, Morrisville, N.C.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to The Crippled Childrens Society and Southern Home Care Hospice. (9-21-03)


     Shirley Hoover Moorehead's husband passed away August 3, 2003.  A funeral Mass for Larry Dean "Bud" Morehead, 64, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     He died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, in Richard Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born Dec. 2, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of Arthur and Flossie Pierce Morehead. He was married Aug. 11, 1978, in Logansport, to Shirley Hoover, who survives.
     A graduate of Logansport High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam. He was a jet aircraft mechanic, retiring as a sergeant in 1978 after 20 years of service. with the Air Force.
     He was a member of the American Legion Post #60, Disabled American Veterans Association and the Retired Enlisted Servicemen Association.
     His hobbies were playing bingo and woodworking. He loved being with his grandchildren.
     Mr. Morehead was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Sherry Hale and her husband, Donnie, and Terrie Bence and her husband, Benji, all of Winterhaven, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Shari Deardorff and her husband, Brad, Logansport; two stepsons, Larry Moon and his wife, Linda, and Mike Moon and his wife, Cheryl, all of Logansport; three brothers, Jim Morehead and his wife, Bonnie, Auburndale, Fla., Gene Morehead and his wife, Wilma, Logansport, and Butch Morehead, Las Vegas; two sisters, Caroline Sanders, South Dakota, and Doris Powlen and her husband, Tommie, Lucerne; and 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Jake, Jenna and Jade Hale, Benny and Billy Bence, Josh, Savanna, Andrew and Matthew Moon, and Carlie and Elle Deardorff.
     One brother, Jack Morehead; and one sister, Lillian Denierbey, preceded in death.
     Father Philip Haslinger will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Marocco Funeral Chapel, where a Scripture service will be held at 4:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints School.  (8-24-03)


     Ann Raub Snyder's sister Kathy Raub died at 9:50 a.m.Kathleen Raub - obit Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in the residence of Ann's in Logansport.
     Private family memorial services will be held at a later date for Kathleen Raub, 56, Westport, Mass., formerly of Logansport and Atlanta, who was born Oct. 30, 1946, in Logansport, and was the daughter of Malcolm J. Sr. and Albertine Jenkines Raub. Her mother survives, residing in Logansport.
     A 1964 graduate of Logansport High School, Kathy graduated in 1966 from Gulf Park College, Gulfport, Miss. She also attended the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
     Kathy was a flight attendant for 33 years with Delta Airlines, joining the airline in 1968. She was based in Atlanta, Ga., where she resided for 20 years.
     In 1988, she moved to Westport and retired from Delta Airlines in 2001.
     Kathy enjoyed working out, playing golf and biking. She enjoyed her home and working in the garden. She reluctantly admitted to being a gourmet cook.
     A professional photographer, her work will continue to be enjoyed by friends, colleagues and countless others whose lives were touched through her photographs.
     Kathy lost a long and valiant struggle against breast and brain cancer, surrounded by the love of her partner, family and friends. Her acceptance, honesty, grace and humor in facing her life's final journey has set a higher standard for all who knew her.
     Also surviving are her partner of 18 years, June Hollis, Westport; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Don Snyder, Logansport; one brother, Malcolm "Pat" Raub, Culver; one aunt, Barbara Young, Logansport; nieces and nephews, Kathleen and Duke Tanguy, Logansport, Dr. David and Heather Snyder, Nashville, Tenn., Raubyn and Reed Barich, Noblesville, Elizabeth Benish, Lafayette, and Brian Raub, Atlanta, Ga.; and several great-nieces and nephews.
     There will be no visitation.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Humane Society and the Cass County Carousel Association. (7-18-2003)


     Sharon Dunbar Nolan's father passedWilbur 'Skip' Dunbar away Friday, March 21, 2003, at 10:45 a.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
   Services for Wilbur L. 'Skip' Dunbar, 83, 420 E. Northern Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
   Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Logansport, he was the son of Carl M. and Marie Bell Dunbar. On Jan. 6, 1940, he was married in South Bend to June E. Miller, who survives. He was a retired electrician and plumber.
   A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Logansport American Legion Post 60 and Logansport Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790. He served in Manila. He also was a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge. A member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge, he was a 32nd Degree Member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne.    
   Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Michael Nolan, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl John and Connie Dunbar, West Lafayette; one brother, Wayne, Kokomo; six grandchildren, Mike Nolan, Crystal Lake, Fla., Elizabeth Morales, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holly Krull, Denver, Colo., Curtis Dunbar, Seattle, Wash., Carla Dunbar, Lafayette, and Cara Klockow, Dearborn, Mich; six great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including Shirley Settlemyre, Anita Settlemyre, Carol Rhoades, Charles Settlemyre and Gary Settlemyre; and several great nieces and nephews. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
   Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gundrum Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be held at 6 p.m.
   Burial with full military graveside rites will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate the services.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts of Tribal Trails.   (3-23-03)


     Paul Cotner's mother, Violet Gibson, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in Miller's Merry Manor.  Services will be held at: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2003, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with Rev. Richard Sochacki officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Visitation times are: From 11 a.m. until the time of services Saturday. Born in Corydon, she was the daughter of Murray and Ora Lone Secrest.     She was a retired clerk having worked in downtown Logansport at Bazley's Meat Market. She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
    Surviving are one son, Paul R. Cotner, Monticello; one daughter, Diane Quillen, Logansport; seven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and six great-great-
grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (3-16-03)


   Sandra Rynearson Sabatini's father passed away at 3:13 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Private services will be held for Wilfred J. "Fred" Rynearson, 97, Logansport, who was born Aug. 15, 1905, in Logansport, he was the son of Elmer Ellsworth and Anna Dailey Rynearson. He was married in 1934 in Logansport to Doris E. McDonald, who survives.
    Mr. Rynearson owned and operated Logansport Auto Parts store in downtown Logansport until 1977, when it was destroyed in the Knights of Columbus building fire.
    He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church. He also was a life member of the Logansport Elks Lodge.
    In earlier years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, billiards and playing cards.
    Also surviving are one daughter, Sandra Sabatini, Logansport; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Patricia Rynearson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Lees, Frederick Joseph Sabatini, Eric John Sabatini, David Christopher Rynearson, Michael John Rynearson and Nicholas Karl Rynearson; five great-grandchildren, Joseph Sabatini, Jessica Sabatini, Andrew Sabatini, Alana Sabatini and Christian Sabatini; two sisters-in-law, Lois White and her husband, Frank, Logansport, and Kathleen Waldrop and her husband, Robert, Deland, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
    Four brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
    The Rev. Chip Gast will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Cline Cemetery, Royal Center.
    Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Wind United Methodist Church or to a favorite charity. (3-4-03)


    Judi Grace Knight's father died December 8 at Memorial Hospital in Loganport.
     Services for Harry Thomas Grace, 84, Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 10:36 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Jan. 25, 1918, in Cass County, he was the son of Roy and Stella Mae DeWeese. On Christmas Eve, 1938, in Calvary Presbyterian Manse, he was married to Betty Gibson during a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Francis Reese. Mrs. Gibson died Dec. 14, 1998.
     An auto mechanic for Dillman Chevrolet for 27 years, Mr. Grace also was employed at Burgin Motors and at Logansport Community Schools as a bus mechanic before retiring in 1989.
     He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
     He also was a member of Logansport Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33, the Logansport York Rite bodies of Chapter No. 2, Council No. 11, and St. John's Commentery No. 24, the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, and of Logansport Eagle Aerie No. 323.
     Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Tom Brenner, and Judi and Chuck Knight, all of Logansport; two grandsons, Kevin Knight, Carmel, and Keith Knight, Logansport; one granddaughter, Kathy Dunderman, Logansport; four great-grandchildren, Abby Dunderman, Logansport, Andrew Dunderman, Logansport, Brandon Knight, Carmel, and McKenzie Knight, Carmel; one sister, Bonnie L. Sedam, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother, O.E. "Peno" Grace, and two sisters, Louella Corcoran and Norma L. Cripe, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and to the Parkinson's Foundation. (12-21-02)


    Pat O'Connor's and Rose Ann O'Connor Jones' mother passed away on July 15 in Indianapolis.
     Services for Mary Jo O'Connor, 88, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport.
     She died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2002, in St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.
     Born Nov. 27, 1913, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Mary T. Foltz Harmon. On June 6, 1934, in Assumption Catholic Church, Indianapolis, she was married by Father Griffin to Patrick Henry O'Connor, who preceded in death on Jan. 31, 1963.
     Mrs. O'Connor was a 1932 graduate of St. John's Academy, Indianapolis.
     She was a homemaker, living in Logansport from 1937 until 1999.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and All Saints Ladies Society.
     On Feb. 29, 1940, she gave birth to the only twins born on Leap Year Day in Cass County.
     Mrs. O'Connor enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as playing cards with several of her friends and family, especially euchre and poker. She also enjoyed gardening.
     In 1999, Mrs. O'Connor moved to Cambridge Manor Nursing Home, Indianapolis.
     Surviving are one son, Patrick J. O'Connor, Indianapolis; one daughter and son-in-law, Rose Ann (Dexter) Jones, Logansport; six grandchildren, Renee Campos, Dearborn Heights, Mich., Patrick J. O'Connor II, Indianapolis, Christine Stephan, Granger, Kevin Steel, Carmel, Gretchen Steel, Kewanna, and Stephanie Steel, Lafayette; six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
     One daughter, Mary D'Andrea Streeter, one sister, Martha Weldon, and three brothers, Joseph, David, and John Harmon, preceded in death.
     Father Philip Haslinger will officiate at the services. Burial, with graveside services, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Kroeger Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be held at 7 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. (7-24-02)


   Tom Smith's mother passed away on March 8th in Logansport.  
    Services for Nora Louise Boyer, 83, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
    She died at 3:40 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born Aug. 6, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Lawrence C. and Catherine Viola Sewnig Cortie. She was married to Forrest Conn, who died June 27, 1968. She was married on Dec. 3, 1968, to James R. Boyer, who survives.
    For 40 years, Mrs. Boyer owned and operated Nora's Party and Bridal Shop in Logansport, which was formerly known as Conn's Party Shop.
    She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and a former member of the Logansport Altrusa Club.
    Also surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Thomas J. and Ann Smith, Logansport, Gary Louis and Judy D. Gilsinger, Lake Cicott, James Joseph Conn, Logansport, and Johnny and Brenda Boyer, Peru; one daughter and son-in-law, Jovona and George Masters, Peru; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rosalie and Ivan Ager, Rochester Hills, Mich., Dorothy Ann Cortie, Rochester Hills, Mich., and Patricia and Tony Scaglione, Akron, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    One great-grandson preceded in death.
    The Rev. Tony Barbour will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. (3-11-02)


   Donald Albright has lost both of his parents recently, his mother in September and his father in December.  
    Services for Edna O. Albright, 82, 1829 Smead St., will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home. 
    She died at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Star City, she was the daughter of John and Ora Bell Clouse Buck. On July 29, 1939, in Logansport, she was married to Donald S. Albright, who survives. 
    Mrs. Albright retired from General Tire and had also worked at the H.W. Gossard Company.
    She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was the former organist for the Broadway Alliance Church. Mrs. Albright had a strong belief in God and loved her family dearly.
    A piano and organ teacher, she often played the organ at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home over the last several years for the enjoyment of the residents.
    Also surviving are two sons, Donald P. Albright and his wife, Ellen, Logansport, and Michael F. Albright and his wife, Eva, Haines City, Fla.; one brother, John "Gene" Buck and his wife, Wanda, Bradenton, Fla.; three grandchildren, Mark Allen Albright, Jeffery Scott Albright and Michael Scott Albright; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Albright and Eric Albright; four stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. 
    Seven brothers and four sisters preceded in death. 
    The Rev. Craig Pendl will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home.  (1-4-2002)



     Services for Donald S. Albright, 84, 1800 Commerce St., Lot 51, Haines City, Fla., formerly of 1829 Smead St., will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    Born Feb. 3, 1917, in Logansport, he was the son of George "Leonard" and Hazel Grove Albright. On July 29, 1939, in Logansport, he was married to Edna O. Buck, who died on Sept. 6, 2001.
    A 1935 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Albright retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad after 45 years of service.
    He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a firm believer in God and family and was a wonderful father and grandfather. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and baseball.
    Surviving are two sons, Donald P. Albright and his wife, Ellen, Logansport, and Michael F. Albright and his wife, Eva, Haines City, Fla.; one brother, John Albright, Logansport; four sisters, Helen Bowen, Margaret Artrip, and Evelyn "Maxine" Lind, all of Logansport, and Mary Gaines, Frankfort; three
grandchildren, Mark Allen Albright, Jeffery Scott Albright and Michael Scott Albright; three great-grandchildren, Brandon Albright, Eric Albright and Christian Albright; four stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. 
    Four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
    The Rev. Craig Pendl will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery. 
    Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  (1-4-2002)


   Judy Snyder Flory's husband Jim passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2001, at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
James Flory - Judy Snyder's Husband - Click for larger image  Services for James A. Flory, 63, 536N Private Road 575E, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home. 
   He died at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in St. VincentÕs Hospital, Indianapolis. 
   Born Nov. 3, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of Byron and Mildred Walker Flory. On Aug. 21, 1964, in Logansport, he was married to Judith A. Snyder, who survives. 
   In 1997, he retired from Northern Indiana Public Service Company after 26 1/2 years. He continued to work for Flory Plumbing after retiring. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. 
   Also surviving are one son, Brian K. Graf and his wife, Crickett, Logansport; two daughters, Elizabeth A. McCullum and her husband, Scott, Logansport, and Lisa C. Brugh and her husband, Tim, McCordsville; two brothers, Joe Flory and his wife, Jeanann, Logansport, and David Flory and his wife, Marlene, Oxford Junction, Iowa; one sister, Ellen Childress, Los Gatos, Calif.; seven grandchildren, JayeDee, Randy, Brandi, Renate, Nathan, Nick and Tara; three great-grandchildren, Briana, Christain, and Isiaha; and several nieces and nephews. 
   One brother, Gene Flory, preceded in death. 
   The Rev. Donald L. Ruhl will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. 
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cass County Heart Association. (1-3-02)


   Nelson Becker's father died in Logansport on September 2, 2001.  This obit from Pharos Tribune on September 5.
  Funeral services for Edwin H. "Eddie" Becker, 91, of 2611 E. Broadway, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church. He passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at 6:17 a.m. at Logansport Memorial Hospital. He was born May 5, 1910, in Chicago, Ill., to Hermann and Alvine Jaeger Becker. He was a graduate of Parker High School in Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
  He was married to Mary Lewis Nelson in Logansport on July 30, 1936, who preceded him in death in June 1969. He was later married to Margaret Frushour Wilson, who preceded him in death in 1992.
  Survivors include his children, Allen and Judy Becker, Culver, and Nelson and Dixie Becker and Mary Anna and Richard Swennumson, Logansport; stepchildren, Patricia and David Cleveland, Indianapolis, Margi Ann Wilson, Sarasota, Fla., Linda and Dick Flannery, Newcastle, Pa., and Loyal and Margaret Wilson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, William Becker, John Becker, MaryLynn Lewis DelDuco, E. Bray Becker, Merritt Becker, Ted Becker, Tor Swennumson, Erik Swennumson, Kirstin Swennumson, Sean Nicholas, Seth Nicholas, Christopher Cleveland, Carroll Hannon, Bally Cleveland, David Flannery, Carrie Flannery, Wilson Rothman, Caroline Rothman, Margaret Elizabeth Wilson, Emily Wilson, Anna Wilson and Kathryn Wilson; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helen Welsh; brother-in-law, Clarke T. Welsh; nieces and nephews, Marilyn Oblander, Carol Lyons, Nancy Nichols, Bob Schuldt, Tac Welsh, Jim Welsh and Bob Frushour. Three sisters and one great-grandchild preceded him in death. 
  In 1937, Mr. Becker moved to Logansport and was employed at Logansport Machine Company. In 1938 he and Charles W. Templin founded Alpha Industries, Inc., which was involved in manufacturing automotive and aircraft parts as well as aluminum die castings and commercial heat-treating. He remained active in the business until it was sold in 1994. He was also Chairman of the Board of Universal Fire Apparatus in Logansport until it was sold in 1988.
  Mr. Becker was extremely active in and supportive of Logansport and Cass County during his lifetime. He was involved with the YMCA and was instrumental in the acquisition and construction of the present Cass County Family Y. He served as Chairman of the Cass County Community Chest (presently the United Way) and was supportive of the Boy Scouts of America.
  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Logansport, the Logansport Savings and Loan Association, Logansport Chamber of Commerce and the Cass County United Way. 
  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Logansport Elks, Orient Masonic Lodge, Logansport Shrine Club, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and the Indiana Society of Chicago.
  For over 60 years Mr. Becker was a summer resident on Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, where he enjoyed watching sunsets, boating, golf, and his children and grandchildren participating in sailing and lake events. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee Yacht Club where he served as Commodore and was a director of the Maxinkuckee Country Club.
  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home, and at the church one hour before the funeral on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Community Foundation and the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund. (9-10-01)


   Jim Watts' father died in Logansport on July 10.  This obituary from Pharos Tribune on July 21.
  Services for Eugene E. Watts, 85, of Logansport, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home. 
  Mr. Watts died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2001, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. 
  Born Aug. 20, 1915, in Froid, Mont., he was the son of William and Laura E. Packard Watts. On Aug. 19, 1939, in Logansport, he was married to Mary Madeline Pursch, who survives. 
  Mr. Watts was the retired founder and president of Construction Associates in Logansport. 
  He was a lifetime member of the Logansport Elks and Eagles lodges and enjoyed traveling, fishing and playing golf. 
  Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James G. and Joyce Watts, Panama City Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Alice Johnson, Lake Cicott, and Velma Hines, Greenwood; two stepgrandchildren and their spouses, Doug and Angela Schaefer, Panama City Beach, Fla., and Paige and Will Wirtz, Honolulu, Hawaii; one stepgreat-grandson, Kyle Wirtz; and several nieces and nephews. 
  One son, Robert Eugene Watts, two brothers, Daniel Watts and John Watts, and one sister, Dorothy Thorrington, preceded in death. 
  The Rev. Chip Gast will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. (7-21-01) 


 Bill Drake's father passed away April 13.  The following obituary from Pharos Tribune, Sunday, April 15. 
   Services for Seward Russell Drake, 90, of 916 Cecil St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home. 
   Mr. Drake died at 5 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at his residence. 
   Born June 6, 1910, in Powell County, Kentucky, he was the son of Grove Cleveland and Leely Green Rogers Drake. On June 28, 1936, in Flora, he was 
married to Opal Mae Owens, and she survives. 
   Mr. Drake retired in 1973 from NIPSCO after 32 years of service. 
   He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, where he formerly served as a deacon, and Tipton Masonic Lodge #33 F&AM. 
   Also surviving are three sons, Richard Allen Drake (LHS '56) and his wife Doris, Mason, Mich., William E. Drake (LHS '58) and his wife Janet, Owosso, Mich., and Kenneth Joe Drake, Logansport; two daughters, Marilyn Jean Adams and her husband Neil, Houston, and Janet Elaine Davis and her husband John, Logansport; three sisters, Thetus Skinner, Delphi, Jane Rife, Logansport, and Mae Ferrier, Rockfield; one brother, Gene Drake, Lafayette; four grandsons, Brian Drake, Owosso, Mich., Drew Medland, Fishers, Kirk Medland, Indianapolis, and Joel Davis, Indianapolis; three granddaughters, Karen Drake, New York, N.Y., Jennifer Kalis, Morrisville, N.C., and Julie Gayes, Fishers; and four great-grandchildren. 
   One sister, Nancy Seward, preceded in death. 
   The Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. 
   Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, and American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate Memorial and Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, Ill., 60678-3968.   (4-19-01)



     Services for Nancy Talmadge Henry's mother, Ann M. Talmadge, 94, of 3027 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Logansport, Indiana, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born June 17, 1906, in Summitville, she was the daughter of John and Ida Mae Webster Trice.  On June 10, 1933, in Matthews, she was married to Palmer Carmin Talmadge, who died Sept. 22, 1992.
     Mrs. Talmadge was a retired school teacher who taught for 23 years in the Logansport area.
     She belonged to River of Life Christian Church and was a 50-year member of Fidelity Chapter No. 58 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Over 80 Bridge Club.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Victor Henry, Seattle, Wash.; one grandson, Sam Henry, and two great-grandchildren, Chris and Jana Henry, all of Auburn, Wash.
     Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
     The Revs. Luis A. Mendez and Cameron Douglas will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.rn today [Friday] in the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 730 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Fund and River of Life Christian Church.  (6-3-2012)



ORIGINAL INFORMATION WAS MISSING DETAILS:
  Nancy Talmadge's mother passed away Nov. 14, 2000, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. She was 94.  Ann M. Talmadge was a retired school teacher who taught for 23 years in the Logansport area.    She belonged to River of Life Christian Church and was a 50-year member of Fidelity Chapter No. 58 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Over 80 Bridge  Club. 
  On June 10, 1933, in Matthews, she was married to Palmer Carmin Talmadge, who died Sept. 22, 1992. 
  Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Victor Henry, Seattle, Wash.; one grandson, Sam Henry, and two great grandchildren, Chris and Jana Henry, all  of Auburn, Wash. 
   The Revs. Luis A. Mendez and Cameron Douglas officiated at the services.  Burial was in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Fund and River of Life Christian Church.


 Mary Lou Woodruff's mother passed away. 
    Virginia D. Woodruff, 83, Logansport, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. 
    Born Nov. 21, 1916, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Walter "Hod" and Mary Viola Jones Turnpaugh. On July 18, 1933, she was married in Logansport to Frank A. "Chick" Woodruff, who died on Feb. 15, 1993. 
    Mrs. Woodruff was employed at RBM Mfg. for 33 years until her retirement in 1981. 
    She loved to read and especially enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren, great -grandchildren and great -great -grandchildren. 
    Survivors include two daughters and one son -in-law, Mary Lou Fickle, Memphis, Tenn., Gail I. and John Maloy, Logansport; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Larry Woodruff, Logansport, Frank W. and Mary Woodruff, Logansport; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jean Alice Fisher, Raleigh, N.C., Thelma and Rudd Spillman, Logansport; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great -great -grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 
    Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.


   Linda Dinius Lantz's son David died September 1, 2000, in a motorcycle accident in Lafayette. He was just 34 years old.


   Joe Sumpter's daughter Shelly died of cancer March, 2000.   She and her family lived in NC.


   Diana Neumann Burrough's husband Ivor Dale passed away September 5, 1999.


   Margie Huff Huffman's husband Harry died August 24, 1999.  (Edited obituary Updated 7-23-2013)
     INDIANAPOLIS - Harry V. Huffman, 57, Indianapolis, Vice President and General Counsel of Citizens Gas & Coke Utility, died August 24.
     The son of Wallace Spencer and Ellen Pettit of Kokomo, Indiana.  Mr. Huffman worked 26 years at Citizens Gas.
     A former President of the Indianapolis Bar Association, he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1968 from the Indiana School of Law in Bloomington.  He successfully argued many cases before Indiana trial and appellate courts, including several Indiana Supreme Court cases.
     He began his practice in his hometown of Kokomo.  In 1969, he and his wife Margaret Mary Huff, also an attorney, set up a practice together in Linton, Indiana.
      In 1973, Mr. Huffman went to work full-time for Citizens Gas and moved to Indianapolis.
     He received the Sagamore of the Wabash from then Governor Evan Bayh in 1995.
     While growing up in Kokomo, he competed in the Indiana State High School swimming finals.  He graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America.
     Calling: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 27 at Flanner & Buchanan Washington Park North Mortuary, 2706 Kessler Blvd. W. Dr., Indianapolis.
     Calling: 9 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 6131 No. Michigan Road, Indianapolis.
     Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica.
     Calling: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, August 29 in Welch & Cornett Funeral Home,140 E. Vincennes, Linton, Indiana.

     Graveside service: 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 30, 1999, in Fairview Cemetery, Linton, Indiana

     He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margaret Mary Huff, an attorney at Eli Lilly and Company; daughter, Anna Margaret, a student at Georgetown University; brother Philip Dean Huffman,O.D.; nephew Nathan Huffman of Cleveland, Ohio; brother David Alan Huffman of Noblesville, Indiana; aunt Virginia Pettit Wolff of San Jose, California; uncle Wiliam Pettit of Anderson, Indiana; cousins Barbara Pettit Leighton of Estero, Florida and Thomas Pettit of Anderson, Indiana.

     Flanner & Buchanan Washington Park North Mortuary is handling arrangements in Indianapolis, Indiana and Welch & Cornett Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Linton, Indiana.   (7-23-2013)

     {This obituary is courtesy of Flanner & Buchanan Mortuaries and the unedited version may be found online at:
http://www.flanner-buchanan.com.}


   Anne George Brown's mother passed away in her residence in Florida on June 22, 1999.


   Jan Richeson Chamberlain's husband Bill died May 22, 1999. Obituary info and picture.


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