CONDOLENCES
Logansport High School

Class of 1960
Updated 8-27-15


new.gifThis information just became available 43 months after David Mays death.

Mays-David-obit.jpg     The husband of classmate Marcella (Marcy) Minks Mays, David Lee Mays, 69, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2012.  He was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on September 30, 1942, to Glen and Dorothy Mays.  In 1964 he married Marcella (Marcy) Jo Minks, having met her at Taylor University.

     He graduated in the class of 1960, Dayton, Indiana, and then graduated from Taylor University where he majored in chemistry.  David received his MS and PhD from Purdue University in radiological health.  In 1985 he received an M.A. in Theological Studies at Wheaton College.

     At the time of his sudden death, David was the Director of Learning Initiatives for The Mission Exchange.  Previously he served as the Great Lakes Regional Director for ACMC (Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment) for more than twenty years.  David had an extensive management background with a major pharmaceutical company.  He had been involved in missions as a layman, church leader, and missions' consultant.

     David helped hundreds of churches to greater missions' commitment and effectiveness through his workshops, seminars, conferences, consultations, articles, and manuals.  He had a keen understanding of how to help churches relate missions to contemporary culture.  His passionate, informal, and sometimes humorous style made him an effective speaker and consultant.  He was an avid reader and at the time of his death, he sent weekly book notes to an email list of nearly 2000 readers internationally.  The family has maintained his website to allow the use of his many resources for church mission leaders.  (www.davidmays.org)

     David was a wonderful, godly husband and father.  His legacy includes his children: eldest son, Trent Mays, Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter Stephanie Mays Staats, Phoenix, Arizona; youngest son, Mark Mays, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as two brothers, Bob and Rick, and his mother Dorothy.

     A viewing was held on January 7, 2012, followed by funeral services at Eagle Church, Zionsville, Indiana.  (8-26-2015)


Hensel-Elizabeth-obit.jpg    new.gif This sister of classmate Linda Burkit Maxson, Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Hensel, 68, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

     Born on August 22, 1946, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Paul E. and Glenna Margaret (McClure) Burkit.  On November 14, 1982, in Logansport she married David L. Hensel who survives.

     Beth was a homemaker.  She was a 1964 graduate of Logansport High School and a member of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed playing BINGO, doing puzzles, and watching the Gameshow Network.  Beth enjoyed visiting with people, and spending time with her friends and family, most importantly her grandchildren.

     Surviving along with her husband David, are two daughters, Autumn Vail, Logansport; Angela R. Hensel, Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Rory Vail; Ica Vail; and Morgan Vail; two sisters, Mary Lou (Raymond) Robinson; Linda K. (Don) Maxson, both of Logansport.

     Beth was preceded by her son, Cpl Shawn D. Hensel.

     A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 17, 2015, in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.

     Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2015, also in the funeral home.

     Memorials may be in memory of Beth to the Logansport Roosters or the American Cancer Society.  (8-19-2015)

     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com

                       Information from the Gundrum Funeral Home website.


Hauser-Barrett-obit.jpg     new.gifClassmate Rosemary Gear Hauser has informed us that her husband, Barrett, passed away on June 8, 2015.  Barrett was in the hospital recovering from his second open heart surgery when he suffered cardiac arrest and never recovered.

     Eugene Barrett "Barrett" Hauser, age 74, was born February 15, 1941 and died on June 8, 2015.

     Barrett is survived by wife, Rosemary, son, Matt, and daughter, Leslie, along with several nieces and nephews.

     A Memorial Service was held at Saddleback Mortuary in Tustin, California, on June 23, 2015.  Burial was at Pacific View in Newport Beach, California.  (7-19-2015)

 

The following is something was written and posted on American Heart Association Tributes website about him by his daughter Leslie:

 

Barrett Hauser was a loving husband and father who lost his life during recovery from a second open heart surgery.

Barrett led an active life.  He was a runner in his earlier years, and in his later years he continued to walk and lift weights at the gym.  He loved being outdoors, playing golf or working on growing beautiful flowers.

In 2010, he faced open heart surgery, but it didn't keep him down for long.  His walks around the hospital floor soon became walks in the park, and in no time at all he was back to the gym and out on the golf course.

Though his heart continued to be strong, Barrett unfortunately contracted endocarditis, and this led to his second open heart surgery in May 2015.  He faced it with his usual positive attitude, humor, and enviable bravery. 

He successfully made it through the surgery and out of the ICU, however as he slept, a pulmonary arrest led to cardiac arrest just two days before he was set to go home.  Barrett never recovered from this.

Though his life has ended, Barrett's spirit and most importantly his heart remain behind, reflected in the lasting impression he has left on all who knew him.

                             Information from Wife Rosemary and information found in Internet


Cotner-Daniel-obit.jpg    new.gifThe husband of our late classmate Anna Allen Cotner, Daniel R. Cotner, 74, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 12:00 p.m., Cotner-Daniel-LHS.jpgSaturday, July 18, 2015, in Logansport. 

     Born on July 8, 1941 in Logansport he was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Jane (Walker) Cotner.

     He was a 1959 Logansport High School graduate.

     On February 11, 1961, he married Anna R. Allen.  She preceded him in death on November 18, 2014.

     Daniel retired from the Rockford International Airport in Rockford, Illinois.  He was a member of the NRA and he enjoyed camping, gardening, genealogy, wood-working and bird-watching.

     Survivors include his daughter, Lynn (Cotner) Sedam (Larry), of Logansport, grandson, Jonathan Thompson of Peru, brother, Michael Cotner (Helen) of Ft. Myers, Florida, sister, Patricia Key of Westfield,  brother in law, Cliff Allen (Deb) of Logansport, sister in law, Frances Roberts (Ann Layman) of Logansport.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

     He was also preceded in death by sister, Sue Cotner.

     Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating.

     Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the funeral home.

     Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

     Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.  (7-19-2015)

                   Information from Marocco-Rans Funeral Home website


Moore-Carolyn-obit.jpg     A sister of classmate Edith Moore Sisson, Carolyn M. Moore, age 62, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Aperion Health Care of Peru.

     Born July 10, 1952, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Frederick and Lucille Rozzi Moore.

     A 1971 graduate of Logansport High School, Carolyn was a member of the VFW Post 3790 Auxiliary.

     She enjoyed collecting angels, playing Yahtzee and BINGO and cooking for others.

     Surviving are daughters, Beth Moore, Logansport and Heather Hooper, Flora; brother, Michael F. (Nancy) Moore, Lucerne and sister, Edith Sisson, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Alyssa Moore and Jared Hooper; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Carolyn was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Rombold, brother, Sam Moore, nephew, Eric Rombold, and her parents.

     Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Kroeger Funeral Home.

     The funeral service will follow visitation at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness @ www.info-komen.org.  (5-25-2015)

                       Information from Kroeger Funeral Home


Koons-Patricia-C-obit.jpg     The mother of classmate Judy Koons Bowyer, Patricia C. Koons, age 97, Logansport, passed away at 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Miller’s Merry Manor.

     Born on March 14, 1918, in Fowler, she was the daughter of Arthur and Catherine C. Silver Besse.

     On May 30, 1940, in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kewanna, she was married to Leonard L. Koons, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1982.

     Pat had been employed at Olsen’s Department Store, and at Switches, Inc., where she retired in 1978 after 25 years of employment.

     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.

     Surviving, are son, Robert Lee (Mary Jane) Koons, Royal Center; daughters, Judith Kay (Douglas) Bowyer, Columbia City, Jane I. (Charles “Ed”) Smith, Logansport, Margaret Ann (Jeffrey) Koske, Logansport, Betty Mary Lane, Logansport, and Rebecca L. (John) Tidrick, Logansport; sisters, Mathilda Lamb, Peru, and Josephine T. Illingsworth, Benton County.  Also surviving are a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

     Also preceding Pat in death were brothers, Charles Besse, Leo Besse and David Besse, and sisters, Sister Marian Besse and Dolores Foerg.

     Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Kroeger Funeral Home.

     The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Father Michael McKinney officiating.

     Interment will be in Galveston Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 112 East Market Street, Logansport, IN 46947 or Alzheimer’s Association, Suite 100, 50 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  (5-16-2015)

                       Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.


             This death occurred seven months ago, just now received.
Adams-Geraldine-obit.jpg     The wife of classmate Robert Adams, Geraldine F. Adams, (age 79) Dee was born on January 5, 1935, to Gerald and Hazel Delong in her family home in Medical Lake, Washington.  She passed away on September 11, 2014, in Post Falls, Idaho.

     Dee is survived by her husband Robert Adams of 28 years, four sons: Patrick (Jacque), Jeff, Scott (Betty), daughter Alice and sister Jean of Spokane, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Dee was preceded in death by her son Randy and grandchild Jeremy.

     She worked in Medical Billing in the Tacoma area until retirement.  Dee enjoyed singing with The Sweet Adeline's and was a 53 year member.  Her quartet "The Past Reflections" were regional champions in 1981.  She enjoyed spending time with family, friends, her dogs, and long drives in the country with her husband Bob.

     She will be dearly missed.  A memorial service will be held Friday, October 24th at 5:30 PM at The Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.  A potluck will follow at the VFW, S. 212 David Rd., Spokane Valley.  (4-27-2015)
                 Published in Spokesman-Review on Oct. 8, 2014


Beatty-Karen-oibt.jpg       The daughter of classmate Loraine Rush Hunter, Karen (Rose) Beatty, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.  

      Surviving are her son, William Beatty; daughter, Danielle Beatty; mother, Loraine Hunter; father, Ralph "Lou" (Marilyn) Rose; sister, Sharon Rose; brother, David (Lynn) Rose; sister-in-law, Sherry (Gene) Minton; and many family members.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Beatty; and her stepfather, Roger Hunter.

      Funeral Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the funeral home.

      Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park following the service. Preferred memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, (KS, 66675).  (11-30-2014)
                  Information from Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home website.


Kitchel-Sam-obit.jpg     The father of classmates Larry and C.J. Kitchel, Samuel M. Kitchel, 93, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 7:40 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014, in Miller's Merry Manor, following an 11-year battle with Alzheimer's.

     Born April 5, 1921, in Deer Creek Township, Cass County, he was the son of the late Charles Daniel and Bessie Beck Kitchel.  He was married August 26, 1939, to his high school sweetheart, Betty May Nulf Kitchel, who preceded him in death October 9, 2003.

     Sam was a 1939 graduate of Young America High School.  He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army.  He was stationed in Italy, France and Germany.  A member of our Nation's "Greatest Generation," Sam was the recipient of two bronze stars and the Purple Heart.

     He was a cement mason and owned his own family business, S.M. Kitchel & Sons Concrete.

     In earlier years, Sam was very active at the former Bethel United Methodist Church where he served as song leader and Sunday School superintendent.  In 1974, he joined the First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. Sam was a founding member of the Logansport Gideons camp.  He served faithfully as a Gideon speaker for several years.  As part of this ministry, he visited the jails and provided jobs for many young men looking for a second chance.  He had a heart for veterans and the elderly.  His acts of kindness towards those in need did not go unnoticed by his children.  Sam walked the walk.

     Sam enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting.  He was a member of the Cass County Coonhunters and the Cass County Saddle Club.  He helped train his sons' horses and enjoyed watching their harness racing.  He loved to travel, even going for a ride in the car...Sam liked to "just go."

     God blessed Sam with a beautiful voice and instilled the love of music in his family which transcends generations.  Not only did he sing at church, he was a member of the Civic Theater where he performed in musicals such as "The Music Man."  Of all the many facets in Sam's life, being a father was paramount.

     He was the father of eight children: Bonnie Kitchel Miller who passed away in July (her children: Emily, Colleen, Rachel, Neil, Molly, Mark, Matt, Carrie and Adrian); Larry and Conna Kitchel of Monticello (their children Ladd (Kim) Kitchel, Kristi (James) Bulger and Troy (Kari) Kitchel); Jay and Sara Kitchel of Logansport (their children Laura (Mitch) Karnafel, Scott (Wendy) Kitchel, Eric(Sarah) Kitchel and Ryan (Heidi) Kitchel); Steve and Betty Kitchel of Logansport (their children Bridget(Scott)Green, Brenda(Kevin)Loveless and Jeff(Lori) Kitchel); Penny and Robert Bannon of Logansport (their children Kasia (Dan)Minnick, KyAnne(Travis)Shedron and Courtney Ogletree); Nancy and Steve Scagnoli of Monticello (their children Michael (Teresa)Scagnoli, Clay(Ania)Scagnoli and Shana Scagnoli); Randy and Julie Kitchel of Spring Lake, Michigan (their sons Jacob (Christina) Kitchel and Benjamin Kitchel); Michael and Audrey Kitchel of Lafayette (their children Jami, Jason(Heather), Jonah, Josiah (Samantha), Jeremiah, Julie, Judah and Jessica Kitchel); fifty-five great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren...that's 112 descendants...What a legacy!

     He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Joanna Anderson, Roberta Erbaugh and Tom, George and Calvin Kitchel; and two great-grandsons, Easton Kitchel and Austen Miller.  (9-13-2014)


Kitchel-Miller-Bonnie-2008.jpgKitchell-Bonnie.jpg     The sister of classmates Larry and C.J. Kitchel, Bonnie Lou Miller, age 74, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at her home.  Bonnie was born in Logansport, Indiana, on January 19, 1940, to Sam & Betty (Nulf)

     Kitchel; a 1958 graduate of Logansport, Indiana High School; retired as a Teacher's Assistant at Upper Valley Joint Vocational School with 10 years of service; a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren New Conference.

     She was an avid gardener/flower gardener;  seamstress; and loved to cook.

     Preceded in death by her mother, Betty; and grandson, Austin Miller.  Bonnie is survived by her father, Sam Kitchel of Logansport, Indiana; four sons and daughters-in-law, Neil Miller of Jacksonville, Florida, Mark Miller of Covington, Matt & Sarah Miller of Wapakoneta, Adrian & Amber Miller of Troy; five daughters and sons-in-law, Emily & Dave Wirick of Union City, Ohio, Colleen & Roger Holsinger of Independence, Kentucky, Rachel Miller of Dallas, Texas, Molly & Russ Garber of Forney, Texas, Carrie Miller of Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay & Sarah Kitchel, Larry & Connie Kitchel, Steve & Betty Kitchel, all of Logansport, Indiana, Randy & Julie Kitchel of Michigan, Michael & Audrey Kitchel of Lafayette, Indiana; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Penny & Bob Bannon of Logansport, Indiana, Nancy & Steve Scagnoli of Monticello, Indiana, and numerous other relatives and friends.

     Funeral service 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 19th, at the Old German Baptist Brethren New Conference on Farrington Road, Covington.  Interment at Sugar Grove Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Friday, the 18th, at the church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

     Charitable donations may be made in Bonnie's memory to the following organization:

          Hospice of Miami County

          P.O. Box 502

          Troy, Oh-45373    (9-13-2014)


Brown-Susan-HS.jpgBrown-Jordan-Susan-obit.jpg       Classmate Mike Jordan's wife, Susan Marie [Brown] Jordan, age 73, died at home [in Dallas, Texas], on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

       Born June 23, 1940 in Logansport, Indiana, she lived in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Logansport, Indiana, and Dallas, Texas.  Susan worked as a teacher in Grades 1-5 for 30 years.  She was exceptionally motivated to work with problem and at risk youngsters.  The politics of education convinced her to seek early retirement from teaching.  She shifted her energy to Court Appointed Child Advocacy work which she found very rewarding.  Susan was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church while in Logansport serving as an Elder and Deacon.  She was involved in the foodbank outreach programs until moving to Dallas.  She served on several local boards and was particularly fond of the Cass County Historical Society.  She joined the congregation of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church late last year.  [She was a graduate of the Class of 1958, Logansport High School, in Indiana.]

       August 10, 1963, Susan married Michael K. Jordan who survives.  Also surviving are Daughter Dr. Jennifer Ann Jordan and spouse Dr. William P. Adams of Dallas; Sons Eric Michael Jordan and spouse April of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Jeffrey Blaine Jordan and spouse Lesley of Dallas.  Grand children include Jack Jordan, Emma Jordan, Luke Adams, Brooke Adams, Clint Jordan, and Clay Jordan.  She is also survived by a brother Richard A. Brown of Argyle, Wisconsin.  Susan was preceded in death by her mother Mary K. Brown and father George A. Brown.

       Services will be held at a future time and date.  Interment will be at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Columbarium.  Relatives and friends are welcome to access www.northdallasfuneralhome.com for more information.

       Memorial contributions are welcome at www.swimacrossamerica.org, a fund raising effort for cancer research.  Susan’s daughter Jennifer will be participating by swimming to raise donations in June for Research in the Dallas area see Dallas Mustangs team page.  As an alternative any cancer research program is a worthy choice.

       Please send family condolences and sign the guestbook on this website.  John P Brooks and Family NORTH DALLAS Funeral Home.  (5-23-2014)


     BARTONVILLE, Texas — The brother of classmate Dorothy Sherrill Gibson, Henry Emerson Sherrill, 73, Bartonville, Texas, formerly of Logansport, passed away to be with our Heavenly Father Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  He resided with a sister, Helen L. Ross, in Bartonville, Texas.

     Henry is survived by a brother, Ralph Sherrill and his wife, Joyce, sisters, Rita Ayers and her husband, Ted, Dorothy Gibson (husband deceased), Ruth Ann Collard (husband deceased) and Helen L. Ross (husband deceased), and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul.

     Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.

     For online condolences please visit www.mulkeymason.com.  (4-2-2014)


Baker-Charles-obit.jpg     Classmate Elaine Leslie Baker's husband, Charles H. Baker, 79, of Ottawa, Illinois, died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at his home.
     A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with the Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor of St. Columba Church, officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
     Charlie was born on September 28, 1934 in Ottawa, to Everett and Helen (Briel) Baker.  He was a graduate of Marquette High School, and served in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1956.  He married Elaine Leslie on November 1, 1997.  Charles worked for Illinois Bell, AT&T and Lucent.  He also owned his own company, Ameri-Tel.  He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Elaine, 2 daughters, Julie (Barry) Ramsey, of Champaign and Jamie (Russ) Bennett of Ottawa, 3 grandchildren, Jacob and Clare Ramsey and Nicholas Bennett, 4 step-children: Toni (Mike Keeney) Van Laarhoven, of Aurora, Traci (John Myers) Van Laarhoven-Myers, of Aurora, Steffanie Van Laarhoven, of Peru, and Michael (Stacy) Van Laarhoven, of San Diego, California, 7 step grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Jeremiah, and Jordan Myers, Jenna and Mikaela Keeney and Buck Van Laarhoven, 2 sisters Mary Jo Hill, of Marseilles, and Marcia Burke, of Ottawa and 2 brothers Paul and James (Joanne) Baker, both of Ottawa.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith “Tillie” (Tillman) Baker, and a brother Emmett.
     Memorials may be directed to Horizon House in Peru. 
(3-5-2014)
                          Information from Mueller Funeral Home website


Nelson-Violet-obit.jpg    Connie Nelson Gray's mother, Violet D. Nelson, 92, Logansport, 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.


Hale-William-obit.jpg     The husband of Frances Hall Hale, William J. Hale, Sr. passed away early morning on September 1st, 2012.  William was born on November 6th, 1941, in Rensselaer, Indiana to Samuel Everett and Grace Stephens Hale.

     He served in the United States Army and was a member of Local 440 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union for almost 50 years.

William is survived by his wife Frances L. (Hall); children, William J. Hale, Jr., Ronald L. Hale; Dawn R. McConkey; Scott A. Hale; Andrew J. Hale; Joshua D. Hale; Meagan D. Barr; grandchildren, Alyssa Hale, Gunner Hale, Christopher Wagoner, Jessica Hale, Rachel Hale, Michael Hall, Amanda Hall, Andrew Hale, Ciarra Hale, Viola Hale, Kyuss Hale, Zoe Hale, Matthew Hale, Jason Hale, Garrett Hale, and Peyton Barr; six great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Ann McGuire of Redbluff, CA and Everett Hale of Brisbane, Australia.

     William is preceded in death by his father Samuel E. Hale, his mother Grace S. Hale and his siblings Edith Booth, Frank Hale, Betty Wireman, Roby Hale, Robert Hale, and Patricia Haynes.

     Visitation and funeral services will be held at Harry W. Moore 8151 Allisonville Rd. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Visitation will be from 11am-1pm with the funeral services following from 1p-2p on September 7th, 2012.

     William will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery located 9700 Allisonville Rd. Indianapolis, Indiana at the conclusion of the services.

     The Hale family requests in lieu of flowers, a monetary donation to Shawn Hoch and family to be made at the funeral home in William’s honor.  (12-15-2013)

                         Information from the Harry W Moore Funeral Home website in December 2013.


Osborne-John-obit.jpg     John Lee Osborne Jr., 70, Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Kokomo and Naples, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Good Shepherd Hospice with the support of his family.  John fought a four-year battle with lung cancer.  He was born April 22, 1943, to John Lee Osborne Sr. and Orgie “Margie” Strop in Knoxville, Tenn.  He attended Kokomo High School with the class of 1961.  On April 3, 1970, he married Karen Moss West in Knoxville, Tenn.
     Surviving with his wife are sons, Dana Osborne, Kokomo, John Lee Osborne lll, Sebring; a daughter, Lisa Mannion, Kokomo; a stepson, Theodore West III, Galveston; a stepdaughter, Virginia (Bob) Wormley, Lexington, Ind.; a sister, Marcia (Ken) Guge, Kokomo; a sister-in-law, Karolyn Ruby, Naples, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Joshua (Stephanie) West, Lehigh Acres, Fla., Brooke West Byrum, Galveston, Shanna Mannion, Kokomo, Ashley Rice (Doug) Snelling, Scottsburg, Marla Mannion, Kokomo, Amy Rice Able, Orlando, Fla., Christopher Osborne, Kokomo, Brandon Thrasher, Greentown; 11 great-grandchildren; his beloved pooch, “PoohBear.”
     He was preceeded in death by his parents; stepfather, Harold E. Lees; sister, Tammy Wooley Stetz; sons, Carl “Tom” Osborne and Christopher Lee Osborne; a stepdaughter, Jerilyn Ann West.
     He retired from Delco Electronics and owned Geno’s Pizza from 1991 until 1999, then was a security guard for Abacus Security in Naples for 10 years and operated JLO Concessions.  (12-7-13)
                                     Information from the Kokomo Tribune website


Rose-David-obit.jpg     Classmate Patty Rose Hicks' brother, David E. Rose, age 66, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:53 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2013, in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born March 3, 1947, in Logansport, he was the son of Lawrence and Delores Lancaster Rose.
     On June 12, 1976, in Logansport, he was married to Trudi Young, who survives.
     Dave retired in 2008 from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo.  He was a former member of the United Auto Workers.
     He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post 60 and VFW Post 3790.
     A 1965 graduate of Logansport High School, Dave enjoyed deer hunting, mushroom hunting, and NASCAR racing.  His favorite driver was Jeff Gordon.  He was a fan of the Logansport Berries, IU basketball, and the Baltimore Orioles.  In earlier years he played softball and coached Babe Ruth baseball.
     His beloved beagle, Thor, preceded him in death.
     Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Misty (Bret) Bowman, New Waverly, and Michelle Rose (Israel), Logansport, a sister, Patti (Tom) Hicks, Lafayette, and an aunt, Matilda Rose, Logansport, as well as several cousins.
Preceding in death were his parents and a brother, Robert “Bobby” Rose.
     The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Fr. Dominic Petan officiating.
     Entombment with full military honors will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
(12-2-2013)
                                Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Galloway-Rita-obit.jpg     Classmate Louie Dailey's mother, Rita M. Galloway, 90, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
     Born on November 11, 1922, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Harmol and Pearl (Cobble) Penwall.
     She was married to Louis A. Dailey who preceded her in death.  On September 26, 1976, in Logansport, she married Earl E. Fitz who preceded her in death on November 14, 1994.  On September 15, 1995, in Logansport, she married Everett Ray Galloway who survives.
     Rita was a retired secretary from the Traylor Chemical & Supply Co.  She enjoyed volunteering for the Cass County Red Cross and was a member of Cross Wind United Methodist Church and the Sarah Hay Church Circle.
     Surviving along with her husband Everett is daughter, Marilyn M. (Sidney A.) McQueary, Kokomo, IN; Son, Louis H. Dailey, LaQuinta, CA; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Fiest, California; Deborah Montalvo, California; three grandsons, Michael Dailey, South Carolina; Bryan Dailey, California; William (Bill) Dailey, California; eleven great grandchildren, Melissa Dailey, Matthew Dailey, Shawn Dailey, Danielle Dailey, Amber Dailey, Jon Dailey, Liam Dailey, Brooklyn Dailey, Sarah Montalvo, Zoey Fiest, Zachary Fiest; one great-great granddaughter, Quinn Dailey.
     She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, one son, Danny Dailey and one granddaughter Kimberly Jo Graham.
     A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00PM, Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory with Dr. George Plasterer officiating.  Burial will follow at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of the Service.  (11-5-2013)
     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com

                    Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


     The mother of classmate Connie Sallee Taylor, Beatrice R. “Bea” Sallee, age 92, Naples, Fla., formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Physicians Regional Hospital, Naples.

     Born January 28, 1921, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of James Francis and Bessie M. Wessell Davis.

     She was married September 23, 1936, in Frankfort, to Donald L. Sallee, who preceded her in death July 7, 1973.

     Bea was the co-owner of Logansport Compressed Steel.

     Surviving are a daughter, Connie (George) Taylor, Naples, Fla; grandchildren, Anne and Jay Howell, Gregg and Deb Sallee, all of Logansport; Jeff and Deb Taylor, Carmel, Ind., Todd and Michelle Taylor, Bloomington, Ind., and Mike and Lynn Taylor, Naples, Fla.; twelve great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Avis Sallee, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.

     A son, Larry Gene Sallee, brother, Luther Lavonne Davis and sister, Anna Johnson, preceded her in death.

     A funeral/celebration of life will be held at the Logansport Moose Lodge on Saturday, December 7th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  (11-4-2013)

                 Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Graf-Robert-Gene-obi.jpg     The husband of classmate Linda Lape Graf, Robert Eugene "Gene" Graf, age 71, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 3:25 P.M. at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport.
     A brief celebration of life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on September 30, 2013 at the Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Paul Bigger officiating.

     Born December 12, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Robert D. and Mary L. (Dillon) Graf.  He was married on September 23, 1962 to Linda Lape for fifty one wonderful years, who survives.

     Bob attended McKinley Grade School "Horney Creek Marine," Riley Jr. High, and graduated from Flora High School in 1959.

     He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, 1966-1968.  He worked at RBM, Switches, retiring in 2003 from White-Rodgers in Mexico.

     He dearly loved his family, enjoyed golf, bowling, yard work, and most of the people he met.
     Other survivors include three sons, Kevin D. (Pam) Graf, Logansport; Tony E. (Kim) Graf, Westfield; Brian Graf, Camden; one sister, Kathy Graf, Flora; five grandchildren, Cody, Jacob, Rachel, Gavin & Kayla.
     He suggested family, friends, and acquaintances visit the 20th Street Sycamore Stand and raise a cone or tip a shake for him, so remember that for next summer.
     A visitation of family and friends will be held at the Mount Hope cemetery chapel from 9:30 am Monday until time of services.  Burial with full military graveside rites will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to any favorite charity.
     Cremation Rites will be handled by Gundrum Funeral Home & Crematory.  (9-30-2013)
     You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com


Osborne-Jack-obit.jpg     The step-son of classmate Karen Moss Osborne, Carl T. "Tom" Osborne, 52, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at his home in Kokomo.  He was born the son of John and Sonja (Summerton) Osborne on July 15, 1961, in Kokomo.
     Tom graduated from Kokomo High School. He worked in surgery transport at St. Joseph hospital for 11 ½ years, at Soupley’s Jefferson & Phillips location for 10 years, and at Osborne Auto Upholstery, his brother’s business, for several years. He was an avid Colts fan who also enjoyed golf, and doing crossword puzzles.
     He is survived by his mother and step-father, Sonja (Phil) Powell, Greentown;  father, John Lee (Karen) Osborne, Naples, FL;  sister, Lisa Mannion, Kokomo;  Brother, Dana Osborne, Kokomo; son, Brandon Thrasher, Greentown;  step-brother, Mark Powell, Troy, MI; nephew, Christopher Osborne;  nieces, Shanna and Marla Mannion;  uncle, Dick (Sandy) Summerton, Greentown;  aunts, Betty Weir, Kokomo, Mary Ann (Mike) Burke; and a very good friend, Linda Cardwell, Greentown.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Lee Osborne.
     Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, September 13, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St. Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Mike McKinney.  Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends and family may call from 4-8 on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home and Crematory Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd. Kokomo.  Scripture service is planned at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening.
     Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Heart Association.
     I want to thank all the doctors and nurses in the emergency department at St. Joseph Hospital.  They all treated Tom so well and never acted like it was a burden to them.  Especially Dr. Devaul, Dr. Dhinsa, Dr. Hahn and Dr. Ennis, all the nurses who took care of him, Sharon, Jan, Karen, Julie, Moe, Suzie, Deb and Greg.  I thank you. I loved him so much.  Tom’s Mother
      Charitable donations may be made in Carl's memory to the following organization:
          American Heart Association 
         
http://www.americanheart.org 
          20 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701-4688
          Tel: Tel: 800 662 1701  
(9-12-2013)
               Information from Shirley & Stout Funeral Home


Connie Jones -obit     The mother of classmate Harry Jones, Connie Jones, 95, of Logansport passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, in Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Indiana.
     Born February 8, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Dorothy (Martin) Justice.  On March 5, 1939, in Logansport, she married Harry Earl Jones Sr. who preceded in death on March 26, 1994.
     Connie was a homemaker.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and the Gray Lady volunteers at Memorial Hospital.  Connie was a former board member and past President of the Neal Home, Cass County Children's Home, and Logansport PTA.  She was also a former volunteer for the Red Cross.
     Surviving is one son, Harry Earl(Margaret) Jones Jr., Fort Wayne; two daughters, Pam (William) Nemecek, Charlotte, NC; Kathleen (Jim) Bibby, Logansport; seven grandchildren, Heather (Jeremy) Gott, Columbus, OH; Kent (Elizabeth) Jones, Bloomington, MN; Paul Jones, Columbus, OH; Debby Nemecek, West Chester, PA; Jeff (Rachel) Nemecek, Charlotte,NC; Jim Bibby, Lafayette; John Bibby, Logansport; seven great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
     A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry DeVos officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Tuesday in the Church.
     Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Cass County Community Foundation
     Your may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com  (8-4-2013)
                                   Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


Judith L Carroll - HSJudith L Carroll Dutton     Our late classmate Dick 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.


Edward R Maple - obit     FISHERS — The brother of classmate Mike Maple, Edward R. “Ed” Maple, 69, Fishers, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
     Ed had courageously battled cancer for the past four and a half years.
     Born April 22, 1944, he was the son of the late Paul Sr. and Betty (Hutton) Maple.  On Dec. 22, 1972, in the Shiloh Lutheran Church in Walton, he was married to Karen L. (Turner) Maple, who survives.
     A 1963 graduate of Logansport High School, Ed served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
     For several years, Ed owned and operated Maple Construction in Logansport.  In 2009, he retired from the city of Palm Bay, Fla., where he had served as the city building inspector.
     Ed was a member of the Fishers Masonic Lodge No. 533 and the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite.  He was a member of the Walton American Legion Post 418 and a life member of the VFW Post 3790 in Logansport.
     An avid golfer, Ed achieved a hole-in-one at the Savannah Golf Course in Florida.  His warm smile and fun-loving personality endeared him to many friends.  He especially cherished the friendships of his classmates over the years.  His greatest role was that of father and “grandpa.”
     Surviving with his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Jenn Maple of Indianapolis, and Shane and Sunny Maple of Fishers; grandchildren, Chace and Avery Maple of Indianapolis and Baby Maple due to arrive in December; five siblings, Paul Jr. of Wisconsin, Betty Anne Wilson of Logansport, Mike (Karen) Maple of Logansport, Susie Nason of Texas, and Steve (Vicki) Maple of Wheatfield; one uncle, Dr. Charles (Crete) Hutton of Winamac; one brother-in-law, Bradley Turner of Walton; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hobert and Lucille Turner; one sister-in-law, Betty Maple; and one brother-in-law, Jack Wilson.
     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, with Chaplain Rick Shaw officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Walton IOOF Cemetery, Walton.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Tuesday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the Genetiva Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
     You may light a candle of hope in memory of Ed, share messages in his guestbook and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.  
(6-23-2013)
                            Information from Pharos Tribune website


Ruth C Pugh - obit     The mother of classmate Kenneth Pugh, Ruth C. Pugh, age 95, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette.
     Born on January 7, 1918 in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of Hugo and Veronica Gross Lienemann.
     On October 1, 1938, in Logansport, she was married to Gerald L. Pugh, who preceded her in death on October 8, 2007.
     A homemaker, Ruth had been a member of the VFW Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary, and American Legion Post 60 Ladies Auxiliary.
     Ruth is survived by sons, Kenneth A. (Laurie) Pugh, West Lafayette, Julian R. (Linda) Pugh, Walton, and James F. (Susan) Pugh, Sellersburg; daughter, Katherine Buskirk, Springfield, Illinois; sisters, Mary Harvey, Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Shirley Bielawski, Bowie, Maryland; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
     Two grandsons, a son, a brother and a sister preceded her in death.
     Family and friends will gather at Kroeger Funeral Home from 1:00 to 1: 45 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013.
     A graveside service will conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Veterans Home, 3851 N. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
     Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneral home.com  (5-28-2013)
                              Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


     Classmate Shirley Timberman Nichols' mother, Opal McKinley passed away on May 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette.  Opal was born on November 17, 1919, in Carroll County to the late John Carl Disinger and Mary Edith (Trawin) Disinger McHardie.  She was a 1938 graduate of Delphi High School.
     Opal married Herbert Leo Timberman on March 25, 1939, in Rockfield, and he preceded her on April 14, 1955.  Her second marriage was to Milo McKinley on July 3, 1957, in Pyrmont and he preceded her February 13, 1997.
     Opal had worked at Essex Wire in Logansport for over 33 years before her retirement from there in 1979.  She then was employed for 2 ½ years at Peters-Revington, retiring in 1983.  She was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, Love Circle at the Church, a life member of the 32nd Division Veterans Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star in Rossville, and American Legion Auxiliary in Delphi.
     Opal enjoyed crocheting, playing euchre and spending time with her family and friends.
     She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Nichols (husband: David) of Delphi; grandsons: Jeffery Nichols (wife: Nancy) of Simi Valley, CA, Mark Nichols (wife: Suzi) of Noblesville, and Chad Nichols of Burlington, Kentucky; 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husbands and 2 sisters.
     Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Saturday, May 25, 2013.  Pastor Dan Gottschalk will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.  (5-25-2013)
                              Information courtesy of Sandy Sargent Ruckle


    LAFAYETTE — The mother of classmate Ron Fritts, Elizabeth L. “Liz” Fritts, 90, Lafayette, Indiana, died at 10:38 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Indiana University Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.
     Elizabeth was born in Logansport, Dec. 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Aloysius and Margaret Roach Hollie.  She attended Fort Wayne schools and was a graduate of St. Vincent Orphanage High School.  Elizabeth married Donald A. Fritts June 10, 1941, in Logansport, and he preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1999.
     She worked as a receptionist at Arnett Clinic for many years, retiring in 1984, and later worked in the professional library at St. Elizabeth Hospital from 1994 until her recent illness.
     Elizabeth was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary.
     Surviving are two daughters, Donna Pillittere of Lewisville, Texas; Joni Bratcher of West Lafayette; two sons, Ronald Fritts of Kokomo, and Eric Fritts of Chicago; and by three sisters, Mary Craighead of Fort Wayne; Agnes Hollie of Lafayette, and Cecilia Wilson of Logansport.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Helms and a brother, Martin Hollie.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lafayette, Father Tim Aklire and Father Paul Graf officiating, with entombment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
     There will be no visitation.
     Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for the family.
     Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.  
(4-4-2013)
               Information from Pharos Tribune website



Jack D Wild - obit     Classmate Jim Wild's brother, 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


Betty K. Lacey Atchison - obit     The sister of classmate Marcia Lacey Appleton, Betty K. Atchison, 67, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her residence.
     Born Sept. 12, 1944, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ruth (Nipple) Lacey.
     She was Activities Director at R.R. Donnelley [in Warsaw, Indiana], for 31 years, retiring in 1999.
     Surviving are her son, Brad Atchison of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Dalton and Spencer Atchison; and sisters, Marcia Appleton, Janet Winegardner, and Carol Fisher.
     [Two sisters preceded in death, Mary Jean Felton and Rebecca J. Reynolds.]
     There will be no services.  Preferred memorials to donor's choice.
     Arrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services.
(6-24-12)
           Information from Legacy website.


Helen Louise Davis - HS       Classmate Barbara Davis' sister, Helen Louise Davis Yoder was born June 15, 1943, in Portland, Indiana, and died June 4, 2012, in Pensacola, Florida.  She was the daughter of Rev. Walter C. Davis Jr. and Ruthanna Gotherman.
     A 1961 graduate of Logansport High School, Logansport, Indiana, and in 1966 graduated from Marion County General Hospital School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana.
     She married George Harvey Yoder on Jan. 25, 1966.
     Surviving are her husband George and daughter Angela Yoder, sister Barbara A. Davis, Mishawaka, Indiana and brother Walter C. Davis III, Norwich, Conn.; Nieces and Nephews.

                       
Information from Helen's brother Walter on 6-6-2012


Helen L Davis Yoder - 50th HS Reunion     Helen passed away June 4, 2012 with her husband and daughter by her side.
     She lived and grew up in Logansport, Indiana from 1952 through 1965, where her father pastored St. Luke's Lutheran Church.  Helen graduated from Logansport High School in 1961.  Following high school she attended Marion County General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in June 1966 as a registered nurse.
     She married George Yoder January 25, 1966, celebrating 46 years of marriage January 2012.  Together they moved frequently while George served in the military, spending several years in Germany. Helen & George raised one daughter, Angela Yoder.  They have resided in Pensacola, Florida, since 1983.
     Helen volunteered for Hospice of Northwest Florida (now Covenant Hospice) for many years.  She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pensacola from 1986 to present.  She served as a church elder several times and also sang in the church choir.  Helen had a love for animals, and spoke of them frequently.
     Helen's memorial service is June 15, 2012 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pensacola, FL.
                         Information from classmate Karen Kuns Hann, 6-15-2012


     BURNETTSVILLE — Classmate Rita Sailors Dillon's mother, June E. Sailors, 98, Burnettsville, died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Chase Center, Logansport, Indiana.
     Born March 25, 1914, in Washington Township of Cass County, she was the daughter of L. C. and Lucinda (Vernon) Sharp.
     She was married Sept. 7, 1935, in Walton, to Arlo Sailors, who preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1990.
     June was a homemaker and had also worked in Central Supply at Logansport Memorial Hospital and also for the Trophy Shop in Burnettsville.
     She was a member of Burnettsville Baptist Church and former member of Jefferson Township Extension Homemakers Club.
     Surviving her are daughters, Alcena L. Marshall, Logansport, and Rita A. Dillon and husband, Stanley, Kokomo; four grandchildren, Keith Dillon, Monon, Rob Dillon and Melissa Pigg, both of Kokomo, and Scot G. Marshall, Walkerton; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and -nephews.
     She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Scott officiating.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to Burnettsville Baptist Church or your favorite charity.
     You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(5-30-2012)


Mary Jane Beale Lindley - obit     Jane Ann Lindley's mother, Mary Jane Beale Lindley, 95, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Logansport, Indiana, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012, in her residence.
     Born Nov. 27, 1916, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Jason Wilson Beale and Emma Mae Kenney.
     She was a former owner of Mary’s Children Shop, Logansport.
     She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star.
     Surviving are daughters, Susan Kay Lindley, North Vernon, Jane Ann Lindley, Bradenton, Fla., and Nancy Mae McDermott, Bradenton, Fla.; brother, John Beale, West Lafayette; six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild; one brother; and four sisters.
     Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Bill Mickler officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(5-16-12)


William Gundrum - obit     LOGANSPORT — The father of classmate Boyd Gundrum, William Eugene “Junior” Gundrum, 87, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.
     He was born June 20, 1924, in Cass County to Cecil “Bob” Wayne Gundrum and Goldia Catheryn Jones.
     He married Saramae Boyd on April 14, 1942, in Royal Center, and she preceded him in death on July 10, 2001.  He later married Corina Hedger on March 3, 2006, and she survives.
     Mr. Gundrum retired on May 9, 1986, from Montgomery Ward.  He was a member of the Royal Center Eastern Star, Tipton Masonic Lodge 33, Elks Lodge 66 and Baptist Temple Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Corina “Sandy” Gundrum, Logansport; sons, Boyd A. Gundrum and wife Janis, Logansport, Kenneth E. Gundrum and wife Denna, Greenfield, and Brad W. Gundrum and wife Beth, Dayton, Ohio; stepsons, Kevin Hedger and wife Vickie, Galveston, and Mike Hedger and wife Leesa, Rochester; stepdaughters, Cheryl Lynas and husband Stan, Walton, and Cindy Baber and husband Jeff, Walton; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Lester Gundrum, and a sister, Donna M. Reiber, preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Wade officiating.  Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Baptist Temple.
     You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(4-22-2012)

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Jerry Pugh -HSGerald "Jerry" David Pugh - obit     Classmate Kenneth Pugh's brother, Gerald David ‘Jerry’ Pugh, 73, Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, April 15, at 2:32 p.m.  He was born May 5, 1939, in Logansport, the son of Gerald and Ruth (Lienemann) Pugh.  On Aug. 22, 1964, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, Ill., he married Marian Kocher.
     Jerry graduated from Logansport High School in 1957.  He joined the U.S. Navy on Oct. 14, 1957, and was Honorman of Company 404 at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.  He was stationed in Long Beach, Calif., and Sasebo, Japan.  He joked about being in the Navy four years, five months, and three days.  He served aboard the USS Luzon, USS Platte and USS Cimarron.  He was honorably discharged on March 10, 1962, as a machinist mate second class.
     He was employed at Rockwell Spring in Logansport, and retired after 38 years at Chrysler Transmission, Kokomo.  He was a member of UAW 685.  A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Jerry loved his St. Patrick faith family, who supported him with prayer and concern throughout his illness.
     Jerry is survived by his wife, Marian; a son, Mark A. (Aimee) Pugh, West Lafayette; two daughters, Jerrilyn (David) Jones, Chippenham, England, and Janet (Douglas) Reber, Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Michael Pugh, Taylor Pugh, Alex Jones, Lauren Jones, Haley Reber and Devon Reber; his mother, Ruth Pugh, West Lafayette; three brothers, Kenneth (Laurie) Pugh, Julian (Linda) Pugh and James (Suzie) Pugh; one sister, Kathy Buskirk; brothers-in-law, Norman (Jane) Kocher and Dan (Dorothy) Kocher; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael David and Todd Christopher; his father, Gerald; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin and Gertrude Kocher.
     Jerry was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., with the Rev. Father Theodore Dudzinski as the celebrant.
     A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with military rites provided by the U.S. Navy and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team.
     Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley and Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.  
(4-17-2012)


Mabel E. Kathrens - obit     Cinda Kathrens Harris' mother, Mabel Esther Kathrens, age 98, Logansport, passed away Monday morning, March 12, 2012, at McKinney House, where she had resided for five years.
     Born in Napoleon, Ohio, on July 14, 1913, she was the daughter of Frank and Margaret Kurtz Fruth.
     Mabel was married in Bowling Green, Ohio, on June 18, 1939, to Loren E. Kathrens, who preceded in death February 15, 2000.
     Mabel and her husband were the original owners of the Whitehouse Hamburger Shops, which first opened in 1941.  Mabel was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.  In earlier years she had been active in Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) and had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
     For 30 years Mabel and Loren spent winters in Arizona.  She enjoyed playing cards and especially enjoyed knitting baby caps for newborn infants.
     Surviving are two daughters, Cinda (Grant) Harris, Fort Wayne, and Jane Toland, Knoxville, Tenn.
     Also surviving are two granddaughters, Stacy Harris and Kara Jagger; four great grandchildren, Sara (Joey) Gibbs, Olivia Duffin, Grant Jagger and Lauren Jagger; and two great great grandsons, Zachary and Damien Gibbs, as well as several nieces and nephews.
     Two brothers, Orville Fruth and Norman Fruth, and a sister, Ann Henrich, preceded her in death,
     Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Calvary Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate.
     Entombment will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Kroeger Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, both in Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church.  
(3-13-2012)


Marjorie L Krieg - obit     Richard Krieg's mother, Marjorie L. Krieg, 85, Logansport, Indiana, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.
     Born Feb. 5, 1927, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Stephen Yandl and Barbara Grabner.  She was married Feb. 26, 1948, in Logansport, to Oscar E. Krieg, who preceded her in death Aug. 15, 2011.
     Marjorie was a homemaker.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Niddee Shrine Guild, Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3790, Lil’-Istiks Murat Reception Unit Ladies Auxiliary, Hoosier Hillbilly Clan 14 OH3 and Cass County Humane Society.
     Surviving are sons, Richard E. Krieg and wife, Brenda, Carmel, and Kenneth VanLul and wife, Nancy, Las Vegas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by 14 siblings.
     Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
     Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals For Children.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(2-11-2012)


Barbarb E James - obit     The mother of classmate Dennis James, Barbara E. James, 92, Logansport, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at The Arbor by Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.
     Born April 15, 1919, in Monticello, she was the daughter of Bill Griffin and Hazel Simons.  She was married Nov. 8, 1940, in Lafayette, to John O. James, who preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1986.
     Barbara was formerly employed at SS Kresge Department Store, Arlan’s Department Store, the Golden Rule and Happy Burger West.
     She also had worked for Area Five.
     She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the YMCA.
     Barbara was an avid artist.
     Surviving are daughters, Judy Berkshire and husband, Charlie, and Valerie Fromelius and husband, Peter, all of Logansport; son, Dennis James, Binghamton, N.Y.; half-sister, Bambi Fleming and husband, Michael, Fishers; seven grandchildren, Brian James, Brent James, Shaun Kreighbaum, Tracy Benson, Andrew Benson, Scott Benson and Jerri Ann Hayes; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by two sisters.
     Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry DeVos officiating.
     Friends may call one hour before services Tuesday at the church.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
     Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  
(2-2-2012)


     TUCSON, Ariz. — Classmate Jim Wild's sister, Mitzi June (Wild) Clayton, 77, Tucson, Ariz., beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and great-aunt, went to be with her parents, the Honorable Clifford O. Wild Sr. and Mary Wild, Robert F. Clayton Sr., and her brother Edgar Q. Wild, on Jan. 13, 2012.
     Mitzi was born June 14, 1934, in Logansport.  She graduated from Logansport High School in 1952 and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  She loved playing the viola, accordion and especially enjoyed playing the piano.  She was also a talented seamstress and made many of the costumes for SALOC and managed the theater box office in the 1970s and 1980s.
     She is survived by her children, Caryl F. Cheyne (Jim), Fairbanks, Alaska, and Stefanie L. Krauss, Lauren S. Smith (Randy), Elizabeth A. Clayton, and Robert F. Clayton Jr. (Genevieve), all of Tucson, Ariz.; siblings, Jack Wild (Bettie Lu), Logansport, Clifford O. Wild Jr. (Susan), Kettering, Ohio, Robert K. Wild (Carole), West Carrollton, Ohio, Richard W. Wild (Karen), Logansport, James W. Wild, Tucson, Ariz., Ramona L. Higel (Robert), Salem, Ore., John D. Wild (Barbara), Sherwood, Ore., Victor A. Wild (Caroline), Marblehead, Mass., Phillip M. Wild, Tucson, Ariz., Barbara K. Jaxel, Salem, Ore., Stanley J. Wild, Tucson, Ariz., and Debra J. McAninch (Gary), Salem, Ore.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
     Spending time with her family gave her great joy.
     Marana Mortuary in Arizona was in charge of arrangements.
     A private family service will be held at a later date. (2-2-2012)


Dennis P Barnes - obit     The brother of classmate Brian Barnes, Dennis Paul Barnes of 1553 Brookview Avenue, Warsaw, Indiana, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 2:15 p.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 62.
     He was born on April 23, 1949, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Ronald George Barnes and Mary Geraldine (McCahill) Barnes.
     Dennis has been a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana, for the past 18 years, where he was the owner of Barnes Consulting, working as an Environmental Consultant in Human Resources and the Government Compliance field.
     He was past president of the Warsaw Kiwanis Club, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  He graduated in 1967 from Logansport High School, and then attended the University of Notre Dame graduating in 1971.  He continued his education at Ball State University receiving his MBA.
     He will be lovingly remembered by two brothers: Brian (wife Connie) Barnes (Merrillville, Indiana); Boyd Barnes (Logansport, Indiana); one sister: Rosemary (husband Stephen) Kern (Flemington, New Jersey); and one sister-in-law: Jane Barnes (Naperville, Illinois).  Also surviving are three nieces: Katherine Kubal, Stephanie Kern, Kristen Kern; and two nephews: Joseph Barnes and Kevin Kern. He was preceded in death by his parents.
     Visitation will be held on Sunday November 20, 2011 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a Prayer Services at 6:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.
     His funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 21, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. and presided by Father Phil DeVolder at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 125 North Harrison Street, Warsaw, Indiana.
     Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana.
(11-18-2011)


     Mary Ellen McIlWain Eubank'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)


Oscar E Krieg - obit     LOGANSPORT — The father of Richard Krieg, Oscar E. Krieg, 90, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2011, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born April 18, 1921, in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of Oscar H. and Eathel Simons Krieg. On February 26, 1948, in Logansport, he was married to Marjorie L. Yandl, who survives.
     Oscar retired in 1981 as a conductor for Penn Central & Conrail railroads.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Tipton Masonic Lodge 33 F&AM, Logansport York Rite, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Legion of Honor, Murat Kowad’AlSabiki, Logansport Shrine Club past President, 1982 to 83, United Transportation Union, AARP, National Rifle Association, Indiana Sheriff Association and Indiana State Police Alliance.  Krieg was also a World War II United States Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 60 and V.F.W. Post 3790.
     Surviving are his wife, Marjorie L. Krieg, Logansport; sons, Kenneth VanLul and wife Nancy, Las Vegas, Nev., and Richard E. Krieg and wife Brenda, Carmel; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Preceding him in death are two brothers, John and Woodrow Krieg, and one sister, Jackie.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Phillips officiating. Burial, with full military graveside rites, is in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from noon until time of services Wednesday.
     Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.  
(8-16-2011)


Josephine D Hankee - obit     Ed Hankee's mother, Josephine D. Hankee, age 99, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2011, in Waterford Place Health Campus, Kokomo.
     Born July 18, 1912, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Joseph and Frances Bender Morter.  On October 11, 1941, she was married to Edwin J. Hankee, who preceded in death on November 19, 1976.
     Josephine retired in 1978 after 18 years of employment as a psychiatric attendant at the Logansport State Hospital.  She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and All Saints Ladies Society.
     Surviving are sons, Edwin (Madonna) Hankee, Jr., and Donald R. Hankee, all of Indianapolis; five grandsons, Patrick (Alissa) Hankee, Indianapolis, Michael (Irma) Hankee, Nashville, Ind., Fr. Rob Hankee, Corydon, Daniel Hankee, Greencastle and Dr. Jason (Lisa) Hankee, Indianapolis; four great grandchildren, Christopher Hankee, Paul Hankee, Mariana Hankee and Landon Hankee; several nieces and nephews.
     Josephine was preceded in death by two sisters, Aline Rafter and Cecelia Cormier.
     The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church.  Fr. Rob Hankee will officiate.
     Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Cass County.
     Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass in the parish hall at All Saints Catholic Church.
     Memorial contributions may be in the form of masses or to All Saints Catholic Church.
 (8-16-2011)


Marjorie G DeWitt, obit    LOGANSPORT — The mother of Richard "Dick" DeWitt, Marjorie G. DeWitt, 92, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     She was born May 30, 1919, in Peru, to Louis Gerald Shambarger and Bernice Esther Cover Shambarger.
     She was married on March 23, 1939, in Macy, to Charles Clifford DeWitt, who preceded in death Oct. 17, 1989.
     Marge hired in at RBM in 1957, and she retired in 1982. She was a 1938 graduate of Deedsville High School. Her hobbies included fishing, sewing, mushroom hunting, crossword puzzles and reading.
     Surviving are daughter, Barbara Raisor and husband, James, Logansport; son, Richard “Dick” DeWitt and wife, Carol, Logansport; brother, Herbert Shambarger and wife, Doris, Roann; five grandchildren, Christi Morris and husband, Paul, Logansport, Karen Smith, Atlanta, Ga., Rob Smith and wife, Crystal, Logansport, Sean DeWitt and wife, Heather, Royal Center, and Cassie Grandstaff and companion, Tim Hodgini, Logansport; great-grandchildren, Gavin Smith, Cooper Smith, Glendon Morris and wife, Eloise, Holland DeWitt, Brooklyn DeWitt, Trenton Peevler, Crystle Vaughan, Megan Vaughan and Tyler Grandstaff.
     Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
     Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home, with the Rev. Keith Schreffler officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport .
     Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
     Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
(8-5-2011)


James A Haley - obit     James T (JT) 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.
 (6-11-2011)


Victoria L Hanes - obit     The daughter of Judy Koons Bowyer, Victoria L. "Vicki" Hanes, 50, of Huntington, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011.  She was born on April 15, 1961 to Doug and Judy (Koons) Bowyer.  She worked for the U.S. Postal Service for the past 17 years and most recently as a postmaster in Yoder and Bippus.  She enjoyed reading, traveling, horse-racing, and her girls night out.  She enjoyed helping others which she was able to do in her work.  She was loved by all of those that were able to get to know her.  She was also a very loving wife, mother, and daughter.
     Surviving family include her husband, Dan Hanes; daughter, Amanda Hanes; step-son, Matt (Shannon) Hanes; parents, Doug (Judy) Bowyer; brother, Dave (Jill) Bowyer; grandmother, Patricia Koons; mother-in-law, Carolyn Springer; and several nieces and nephews.
     A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN with calling one hour prior.  Calling hours will also be from 2-4 and 5-8 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  
(6-11-2011)


Kathleen A Perry Black - obit     FORT WAYNE — Jerry L Black's wife, Kathleen A. [Perry] Black, 67, Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, March 20, 2011, at her home with her devoted husband and caregiver at her side.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
     She was born Jan. 6, 1944, in Logansport.  She married Jerry L. Black on July 10, 1965.
     She was raised in the Catholic faith and graduated from Logansport High School in
Kathleen A Perry - HS1961 [1962].  In 1980, she received her LPN, and in 1993, her RN after graduating from IPFW.  She retired from Parkview Hospital after many years of service.
     Her passions were reading, gardening, sewing, cooking and crafting. In 2000, she served on a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
     In addition to her spouse, she leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Perry Mark Black, Scott Black and Matthew Black, all of Fort Wayne; daughter, Erin Paige Black, Denver, Colo.; sisters, Judith Peterson, Jackson, Tenn., and Debbie Perry, Logansport; and nine grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Betty Perry, and granddaughter, Emma Black.
     Services were held at D.O. McComb & Sons in Fort Wayne.
     Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Home Health & Hospice.
     Sign the online guest book at www.mccombandsons.com..  
(4-7-2011)


Paul R. Sisson - obit     INDIANAPOLIS — The husband of classmate Edith Moore Sisson, Paul R. Sisson 62, Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011.
     He was born June 26, 1948, in Logansport to the late Paul R. Sisson and Elizabeth (Hufford) Sisson Schmidt.  Paul married Edith “Edie” Moore on May 7, 1975, in Logansport, and she survives.
     Other survivors include daughters, Heidi J. Sisson, Bangui, C.A.R., Veronica (Paul) Molinar, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Vanessa Lasso, El Paso, Texas; son, Thomas J. (Elizabeth) Sisson, Indianapolis; grandchildren Andrew Molinar, Adam Danberry, Jacob and Joshua Lasso and Paul R. Sisson; sister, Carolee (Robert) Justice, Logansport; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
     He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marie Franks and brother, Jerry Sisson.
     Paul is a retired military veteran, having served 20 years in both the Army and Navy.  He then was employed at Brand Service Center as a repair technician for 17 years, retiring in 2008.
     His memberships include Christ Our Shepherd Church of The Brethren, life member, Logansport V.F.W. Post 3790, Beech Grove American Legion Post 276 and former member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church.
     Paul’s passions were adoring young children, loving animals and knowing the lyrics of all popular music of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
     A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Christ Our Shepherd Church of The Brethren.
     Memorial gifts may be given to Christ Our Shepherd Church of The Brethren, 857 N. Ind. 135, Greenwood, IN 46142.
     Arrangements handled by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.  
(3-27-2011)


     DELPHI -- The husband of classmate Patricia Lowe Starbuck, Marion Lewis Starbuck, 74, of Delphi, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at his residence.
     He was born Jan. 21, 1937, to the late Clarence and Myrtle Gibson Starbuck of Carroll County.  He graduated from Camden High School in 1956.
     He enlisted in the Army on Aug. 24, 1956, and served as a sergeant until he was discharged on Aug. 31, 1962.
     He married Patricia Lowe on July 3, 1960, at Rockfield Christian Church in Rockfield.  She survives.
     He worked as a self-employed farmer and at Wilson's Foods in Logansport, then Wabash National in Lafayette.  After retirement he worked as a meter reader for Carroll County REMC.
     He was a member of Rockfield Christian Church, Eagles Lodge in Logansport and Moose Lodge in Monticello.
     Surviving are a son, Ronald Starbuck (fiancee: Mitzi Barnett) of Rockfield; a daughter, Tricia Britton (husband: John) of Delphi; two brothers, Clarence Starbuck (wife: Joan) of Logansport and Jim Starbuck of Marion; four sisters, Sarah Lane of Rossville, Viola Simons and Beverly Bartunek, both of Logansport, and Helen Vanlaningham (husband: Hazel) of Milford.
     Also surviving are 3 grandsons, Kyle Hammond, Kurtis Hammond and Samuel Starbuck; and 2 great-granddaughters.   He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Scott Starbuck; a brother, George Starbuck; and a sister, Evelyn Jervis.
     Visitation will be held at Cree Funeral Home on Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. Services are Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Cree Funeral Home in Camden.  Pastor Ed Selvidge will be officiating. Interment will be at Burrows Cemetery in Burrows, IN.  Memorials can be applied to Amy Vanlaningham Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Arrangements are by Cree Funeral Home.
 (1-22-11)


Frederick A Brown - obit     The father of classmate Tom Brown, Frederick A. "Fred" Brown, 89, Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, IN, formerly of Logansport, who passed away at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, January 16, 2011, in his residence.
     Born June 26, 1921, in Cass County, Indiana, he was the son of Raymond and Fern Gaby Brown. He was married October 1941 to Ina P. Jackson who preceded in him death.  In Sept. 1971, he was married Helen Cherry, who preceded him in death.
     A 1939 graduate of Royal Center High School, Fred was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.
     Fred was retired from the Penn Central Railroad where he had worked as a freight conductor for over 43 years.
     He was a member of River of Life Christian Church. In earlier years, when the church was located at 9th Street he served as deacon.  He was a 50-year member of the Tipton Lodge #33 Free and Accepted Masons.
     Fred enjoyed fishing and hunting mushrooms.  He also enjoyed deer hunting in southern Indiana with his sons and other family members.
     Surviving are two sons, Tom and Carole Brown, of Greenwood, IN, and James and Martha Brown, of Logansport, IN; one daughter, Julie DiSanto, of Lawrenceville, New Jersey; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call from noon until the times of services in Fisher Funeral Chapel. A Masonic service will be held at 1:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. W. Frank Hibbard officiating.
     Burial, with full military honors, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery Legion Circle.
 (1-22-11)


Brenda Joyce Hall Hoch - obit     Brenda Joyce Hoch, 64, Kokomo, died at 10:38 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was the sister of classmate Fran Hall Hale.
     She was born Feb. 2, 1946, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Marion Francis Hall and Hazel Newberry Hall.
     She was married to Victor L. Hoch on Sept. 24, 1983, in Logansport.
     She was a homemaker and a member of the Abundant Life Church of Kokomo.
     Brenda was a 1964 graduate of Logansport High School.
     She is survived by husband, Victor Hoch, Kokomo; son, Shawn C. Hoch and wife, Adriana, Indianapolis; sister, Frances Hale and husband, William, Indianapolis; sister, Wanda Walker, Wells, Maine; brother, David Hall and wife, Peggy, Orlando, Fl.; brother, Timothy Michael Hall and wife, Debbie, Indianapolis; and grandchildren, Julian and Sara Hoch, Indianapolis.
     She was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Frances Murphy, sister, Marian Evans and brother, Carl Hall.
     Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, with Pastor Charles Riley officiating.
     Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
     Friends and family may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(12-15-10)


Joan Allen - obit     Joan J. (Cookie) Allen of Michigan City, a former resident of Logansport, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Michigan City after a series of medical problems that spanned two years. She was 82 and the sister of classmate Vickie Koch Kendall.
     Friends may say their goodbyes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington St., Michigan City. The funeral service will be only for family. Cremation will take place.
     Mrs. Allen was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Denver, Ind., to Fred and Catherine (Eisele) Koch and moved to Logansport soon after birth.
     She was graduated from Logansport High School in 1946 and married Bill Allen, formerly of Flora, in Logansport on Nov. 12, 1950. He survives.
     Other survivors include a son, Scott Allen (Chris), Michigan City; a daughter, Leanne Harper (Bruce), Houston, Texas; four granddaughters, Megan Allen, Kelli Allen and Jamie Allen, all of Michigan City, and Dana Harper, Houston, Texas; a great-grandson, Carson Morford, Michigan City; a sister, Vicki, South Daytona Beach, Fla., and a brother-in-law, Dr. Bob Quillen, Logansport.
     She was preceded in death by a sister, Ann.
     Mrs. Allen was a past president of both the Michigan City Active Chapter and the Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa. She was active in Footlight Players in the 1960s and was cast as the lead in several plays. She was an annual participant in the PEO Bridge Tournament and twice won the event.
     To leave private or public condolences or sign the guest book, visit www.carlislefh.com
 (12-6-10)


    The brother of classmate Larry Boughton, William O. “Bill” Boughton, 76, formerly of Logansport, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.
    Surviving are wife, Martha; two daughters, Debra St. Julien and Bernadine Lee; sons, James, Brian and David; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Robert, Larry, Tom and John; one sister, Lea Street; and one aunt, Jean Owens.
    Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
    He was a member of God’s Church by Virture of Jesus Christ.
    A celebration of Bill’s life will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Valley Christian Church, Sangralea Valley.
    Science Care in Aurora, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.
 (11-7-2010)


Robert Fettig - HS                       This obituary is from 2009 and was missed at the time.
Memorial services for the brother of Kate Fettig Cromer, Robert John Fettig, 69, Logansport, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home. He died at 7:44 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 13, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of James B. and Helen Strahlem Fettig. He was married on Nov. 14, 1959, to Jeanette A. “Jan” Foor, who survives.
Bob retired in 2004 from Baker Specialty & Supply Co. as an outside salesman. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
Bob was past Exalted Ruler of Logansport Elks Lodge. He was a fisherman and loved going with the “Wild Bunch” on many Canadian fishing trips. He was Santa Claus on the corner of Broadway and North Pennsylvania Avenue during Luminary Sunday, which for many years was a Logansport tradition. Bob was also a fan of the Indianapolis 500.
Bob was on the first All Star Team for the Logansport Little League, which was formed in 1952.
Also surviving are son, James A. (Laura) Fettig, Logansport; daughter, Christine E. Riley, Logansport; grandchildren, Jon A. Fettig and Kara M. Riley; stepgrandchildren, Sara and Ashley Higgins; three sisters, Kate (Kenny) Cromer, Fruitland Park, Fla., Suzanne (Jerry) Penzenstadler, Walton, and Marilyn (Jim) Walden, Brooksville, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Vickie, Kathy, Kim and Mike Cromer, Tom and Robin Willis, and Marc Szewczyk.
He was preceded in death by nephews, Gary Willis and Brad Szewczyk.
Deacon Juan Rodriguez will officiate. Burial will be private.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an Elks memorial service will be held at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Troopers Association, PO Box 798, Angola IN 46703.
(7-31-10)


Edward 'Ted' C Yeazel - obit    The brother of Lynne Yeazel Pryor, Edward C. "Ted" Yeazel, Major, USAFR, Ret. was taken from us too soon Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at home with his wife, Alison, at his bedside under the care of Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler.Edward 'Ted' Yeazel - HS
    Born in 1939 in Detroit, MI, and moved to Logansport, IN, where he spent most of his youth.  Ted joined the Air Force in 1957 and became an AF Navagator in 1961, flying in Viet Nam and around the world.  He spent 34 years in aviation, retiring in 2002 from TWA/AA and moved to Palm Coast, FL, in 2003.
    His devotion to aviation prompted his involvement with the Ormond Civil Air Patrol.  Ted became Commander in 2009, but relinquished this position shortly thereafter due to illness.
    Ted is survived by his wife of 34 years, Alison; his son, Mark of Kansas City, MO; and his granddaughter, Deziah; his sister, Lynne Pryor; nephews, Chris and Eric and their families.
    A Celebration of Life/ Memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast on July 31, 2010 at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, the Family requests rememberances be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research.
(7-5-10)
                          Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 4, 2010


Carol A Scott - HSDENVER, Indiana — The sister of John Scott, Carol Ann Scott Music, 69, Rochester, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Born Nov. 9, 1940, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Glen F. and Lucille K. Wickersham Scott.
She was a member of the Catholic faith having grown up in St. Joseph’s parish, Logansport, and she was a 1958 graduate of Logansport High School.
Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Fernbaugh Verschoor and husband, Phil, Escalon, Calif., Kelly Fernbaugh Cox and husband, Colvin, Macy, Kimberly Price and husband, Don, Escalon, Calif., and Corrina Brown and husband, Rob, Idaho; seven grandchildren; one sister, Glenda Sarver, Macy; and one brother, John R. Scott, Logansport.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home in Denver with Deacon Ronald Morrow officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. (6-30-10)


Larry Sallee HS       Connie Salee Taylor's brother, Larry G. Sallee, 70, Logansport, died at 6:32 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010, at WoodBridge Health Campus in Logansport.
     Born in Frankfort on Nov. 17, 1939, he was the son of Donald L. and Beatrice Davis Sallee.  On Jan. 8, 1960, he married Avis A. Moss in Logansport.
     Larry was the former owner and operator of Logansport Compressed Steel.
     He was a member and governor of Logansport Moose Lodge 232 and Webb Chapel Church.
     His survivors include his wife, Avis A. Sallee, Logansport; daughter, Anne Howell and husband, Jay, Logansport; son, Gregg Sallee and wife, Deborah, Logansport; mother, Beatrice Sallee, Naples, Fla.; sister, Connie Taylor and husband, George “Bill,” Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren, Isaac Sallee, Mason Howell and Abigail Howell; and mother-in law, Mildred L. Moss, Logansport.
     He was preceded in death by his father, and his uncle and aunt, Raymond and Ann Johnson.
     A celebration of the life of Larry Sallee will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Logansport Moose Lodge.
     Memorials may be made to Webb Chapel Church, Logansport Moose Lodge or The Cass County Humane Society.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. (6-30-10)



          THIS OBITUARY IS YEARS OLD, BUT REQUESTED TO BE PLACED ON SITE.
     
Sylvia Fairchild Somsel's sister, Eva M. Oen, 43, of Rt. 1 Brown Rd., died at 1050 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, [1981] in her home following an extended illness.
     Born in Logansport, IN, she was the daughter of Carl and Clara (Winder) Fairchild. On July 30, 1960, she was married to James R. Oen who survives.
     Also surviving are her father; six children all at home, Richard J., Rachel J., Rowena Joy, Roberta Jo, Ralph J., and Rex J.; four sisters, Mrs. William (Clara) Somsel, Mrs. James (Frances) Neff, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Somsel, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Randy (Anna May) Lawson of South Bend, IN; a brother, Carl Fairchild Jr. of West Frankfort, IL.
     Mrs. Oen was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Catholic Ladies of St. Joseph, St. Johns Fire Department and Rescue Squad, and a marriage encounter group in Maria Stein [OH].
     Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 7, [1981], in St. Josephs Catholic Church with the Rev. Leonard H. Fullenkamp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 5, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 6, at the Heinl-Long & Folk Funeral Home.--
(5-1-10)


Louise Caldwell McClain - obit     The mother of Bonnie Caldwell, Louise Gertrude (Allen) Caldwell-McClain, 91, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010 at The Oaks in New Bedford after a long illness.      
     She was the wife of the late Robert Caldwell and Thomas McClain.
     She was born in Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana, and lived in New Bedford with her family for the past six years. Mrs. Caldwell-McClain was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church.  She was an avid bird watcher and loved her Beagles, Snoopy, Peanut, and Daisy as well as her Chihuahua, Phoebe.
     Survivors include daughters, Rose L. Cabral and her husband Ronald R., of New Bedford, and Bonnie L. Caldwell and her husband Paul Weser, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, grandchildren, Kimberly, Michelle, Chrissy, Cindy and Charles "Bo", great-grandchildren, Amber, Taylor, Brooke and Corey. She was the grandmother of the late Steven Gray.
     Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 5 to 8 PM at the CABRAL BAYLIES SQUARE-LAMOUREUX FUNERAL HOME, 512 North Front Street, New Bedford.  Her funeral services were held Wednesday, April 28 at 9 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church.
     Graveside rites will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2010 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Logansport.
     Local arrangements are being held at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     Online condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.maroccofc.com
(5-1-10)


Essie E Werich - obit     The mother of the late Michael Werich, Essie E. Werich, 92, of Logansport, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, in Miller’s Merry Manor of Wakarusa, Indiana.
     She was born July 18, 1917 to the late Charles and Carrie Clayton (Fowell) in Mt. Vernon, Indiana.
     On October 26, 1940 she married John C. Werich Jr. who preceded her in death on June 5, 2002.
     She was a former employee of the State Hospital, and also for 4 County Counseling Center.
     Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Marocco Funeral Chapel, 119 E. Market St., Logansport.
     A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1:30 in the Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel.
     Online Condolences and tributes can be made to the family at www.maroccofc.com
(4-22-10)


John Buckles - obit     Loretta Rush Buckels husband, JOHN G. BUCKLES, 61, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  
     Born on March 11, 1948, in Fort Wayne, the U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and his wife owned J.B. Books & Records since 1993.  He previously worked at County Line Cheese for 17 years.
     He is survived by his wife, Alice Loretta; his step-daughters, Lee (Tim) Rotting-haus of Fort Wayne and Tammy (Tim) Partin of Gamaliel, Ark.; his stepsons, Jeff (Susan) McKinley of Nixa, Mo. and Steve (Penny) McKinley of New Haven; several step-grandchildren; his sisters, Sharon Kimmell and Sandra (Doug) Johnson, both of Columbia City; his brothers, Jerry (Shela) Buckles of Fort Wayne and David (Sue) Buckles of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.
     Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Private burial in Stringtown Cemetery in Kimmell, Ind.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.
 (1-20-10)


L'Dean Cornelius - LHS Teacher     L’Dean Cornelius Jr., 89, Logansport, went to be with his Lord and Helen, his wife of 64 years, at 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. He passed away in his residence.  He was the father of Charles Cornelius and a former LHS teacher in the 50's and 60's.
     Born Oct. 3, 1920, in Elkhart, he was the son of L’Dean Sr. and Effie Long Cornelius. He was married Sept. 1, 1940, in Elizabeth City, N.C., to Helen Kazwell, who preceded in death June 16, 2004.
     Mr. Cornelius retired in 1983 as a secondary school teacher from the Logansport School Corporation. He had also taught at Tipton Township School before teaching in Logansport.
     A 1938 graduate of Elkhart High School, L’Dean attended Goshen College and Purdue University. He earned a master’s degree in education from Indiana University.
     For many years Mr. Cornelius pastored small churches in local communities, including New Waverly and Salem. He also worked part time at Logansport High School athletic functions, as well as D&R Fruit Market and Keller’s Sire Shop. L’Dean also taught evening classes at El-Tip-Wa Vocational School for many years.
     Mr. Cornelius was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.
Surviving are daughters, Linda Diane Rigney, Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Ann Cornelius, Kokomo; son, Charles D. (Linda) Cornelius, Kokomo; brother, Charles Cornelius, Evans, Ga.; sister, Barbara Brown, Elkhart; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by brother, Mervin Cornelius.
     Private family services will be held at a later date.
     Interment will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.  
(1-15-10)


Carol Kelley Decker - obit    Carol Decker, 50, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2009 at her Fort Wayne residence.   She was the sister of Dick Kelley.
    Born in Logansport, IN, Carol worked as a Pre School Teacher for 16 years with Children’s Nursery School at Peace United Church of Christ.  She was a devoted Wife and Mother who loved working with children and teaching.  She enjoyed travel, gardening and crafts.  Her marriage was to Mark Decker on Aug. 20, 1977 in Logansport, IN and he survives in Ft. Wayne.
    Additional survivors include 2 Daughters, Stephanie and Michelle Decker of Fort Wayne, IN, Brothers, Larry (Susie) Kelley, Dick Kelley both of Logansport, IN; Sisters Rosie Jones and Karen (Bill) Swanson also of Logansport, IN;. Carol was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Mary Jane (Stephens) Kelley and a Sister Verna Tevis.
    Funeral Ceremony on Thursday, December 10, 2009, 10:00 AM to at - D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Road Ft. Wayne, IN.  Visitation on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at - D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Road. Memorial Contributions are to Children’s Nursery School at Peace United Church of Christ Ft. Wayne.  A Memorial Committal Service will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport, IN.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.  
(12-18-09)


Eva Ulery - obit    The mother of Dixie Ulery Linback and Anita Ulery Campbell, Eva Virginia Ulery, 85, Logansport, died at 1:47 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, in her daughter’s residence in Lafayette.
    Born Sept. 22, 1924, in Lincoln, she was the daughter of William Parker and Edith Cooper Wood. She was married Feb. 19, 1940, in Nead, to Hubert D. Ulery, who preceded in death Aug. 20, 2003.
    Eva was a homemaker. She was a member of Church of the Brethren, where she was a deaconess for many years, and a president of Ladies Fellowship. She liked to hunt mushrooms, camp, work jigsaw puzzles, crochet and sew.
    Surviving are daughters, Dixie Linback and husband John, Walkerton, Anita Campbell and husband Bill, Logansport, and Pat Cox and husband Bob, Lafayette; sister, Marge Foster, Tracy, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by four brothers, Bud Wood, Orville Wood, Kenneth Wood and Dick Wood; two sisters, Helen Burket and Wilma Widner; and one great-grandson, Baby Billy.
    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Aaron Gross officiating.
    Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour before services Monday at the church.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Brethren or to a favorite charity.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
 (12-6-09)


    Most beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Ruth C. Sundy, age 91, Bloomington, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington.  She was the mother of classmate Sandy Sundy Hipskind.
    The eldest of seven children, she was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Logansport, to Otto and Elizabeth Hile Albrecht. She was married at St. Vincent’s Church in Logansport on Aug. 31, 1940, to Anthony T. “Tony” Sundy, who preceded her on Dec. 15, 1996.
    Years ago, Ruth had been employed at RBM Manufacturing and then Marfina’s Italian Restaurant. Her hobbies included sewing, yard work, gardening and bowling at Bowlmor Lanes, the family business. She and her husband were Logansport High School season ticket holders for football and basketball for many years.
    During World War II, Ruth was an American Red Cross volunteer. Later, she served as a Girl Scout leader at St. Vincent de Paul School.
    Ruth was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and All Saints Ladies Society. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Holy Rosary Study Club, VFW Post 3790 Auxiliary, Cass County Mental Health Association, Woodlawn Center and the William Paca Lodge.
    Surviving are daughters, Barbara Winter, Logansport, and Sandy (husband, Nick) Hipskind, Bloomington; sisters, Alma Winegardner and Betty Vaske, both of Logansport; five grandchildren, Heidi (husband, Scott) Dolson, Bloomington, Nikki (husband, Joe) Huff, Martinsville, Andy (wife, Angie) Hipskind, Bloomington, Kim (husband, Jason) Kesler, Logansport, and Amy Winter, Denver, Colo.; nine great-grandchildren, Luke, Sam and Zach Wisen, Nick and Kristen Dolson, Charlize and Drew Hipskind, all of Bloomington, and Liam and Cole Huff, Martinsville; sisters-in-law, Virginia Crowe, Addie Perrone, Ruth L. Sundy, Margaret Albright and Laverne Albright, all of Logansport, Mary Bessignano, Florida, and Lucille Griffith, Cincinnati; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
    She was preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard Albrecht, Eugene “Dutch” Albright, Chuck Albright and Herb “Bud” Albrecht.
    A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Catholic Church with Father Jeff Martin officiating.
    Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
    Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home. A VFW Auxiliary service will be at 4:30 p.m. and a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, followed by the Daughters of Isabella service.
    Family and friends are invited to light a candle or have a Mass said in memory of Ruth. Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospital’s Home, Health & Hospice, PO Box 1149, Bloomington IN 47402, or any charity of the donor’s choice.
    Ruth’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren each held a special place in her heart. They were her “shining star,” especially during the final weeks of her life. She will be sorely missed but because we know where she is now and how much better her life will be again, it is with sweet sadness that we say goodbye to our precious mother, grandmother and friend.
    The family of Ruth would like to thank the nurse, aides, and activities and housekeeping staffs at Bell Trace for the wonderful care and support during the past nine months.
    Condolences and personal remembrances may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com.
(11-11-09)


Charles 'Buddy' Moore - obit    A funeral service and Jordan Masonic Lodge service for the brother of Sharon Moore Pigg, Charles D. “Buddy” Moore, 68, Logansport, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel.
    He passed away at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Miller’s Merry Manor.
    Born Feb. 4, 1941, in Kokomo, he was the son of Victor “Buddy” and Dorothy Ford Moore.
    Buddy was retired from Small Parts.  He was a 1959 graduate of Logansport High School, where he was a member of the wrestling and football state championship teams.  He was a member of the Jordan Masonic Lodge.
    Surviving are two sons, Terence Donald Moore, Phoenix, Ariz., and Jason (Annette) Moore, Elkhart; three daughters, Michelle (Bob) Raxter, Phoenix, Ariz., Samantha Moore, Lakeland, Fla., and Melissa Catherine “Missy” Eagan, Delphi; three sisters, Sharon Pigg, Logansport, Lynnette Farrell, Indianapolis, and Anne (Pat) Fisher, California; companion, Susan Eagan, Logansport; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    Dist. Elder Aaron Boyd will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the cemetery chapel.
    Condolences may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (7-10-09)


      Mary L. Pfaff, 89 of Logansport , passed away at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2009 in Miller's Merry Manor.  She was the mother of the late Barbara Pfaff Smith.
      Born September 14, 1919 in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of William and Anna Kowaski Adair. On July 18, 1938, in Peru, she was married to Harold W. Pfaff, who preceded her in death.
      Mary was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
      A homemaker, she had also worked as a seamstress for H.W. Gossard.
      Surviving are Son-in-Law, Tom Smith of Lafayette, IN; and three grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Kay Smith; and one brother, Everett Adair.
      You may light a candle of hope in remembrance of Mary and sign her guestbook online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
      Logansport. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church.  
(7-5-09)


      Dorothy May Lutes Dial, 92, Logansport, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, in Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.  She was the mother of Richard Dial.
      Born April 25, 1915, in Maumee, Indiana, she was the daughter of Henry and Nettie Davis Lutes. Her father was the founder of Lutes Motors. Shortly after moving to Logansport at the age of five, she began attending the Baptist Temple.
      After graduating from Logansport High School, she worked at Woolworth's for a period of time.
      On April 8, 1937, she married Clarence G. Dial, who preceded in death.
      Dorothy had been a fulltime caregiver for her father, her mother and her husband during their declining years. She was helpful to many people and she was a very good cook.
      She was an active member of the Baptist Temple and also belonged to the Order of Eastern Star.
      Surviving are one son, Richard Dial, of Logansport; one sister-in-law, Lela Dial Lutes, Logansport; one nephew, Ronald D. Lutes, Dundee, IL; one niece, Linda Lutes Welch, Logansport; two great-nieces, Beth Ann Welch, Orlando, FL and Kelly Smith and her husband Russ, Grand Island, FL; one great-nephew, Michael Welch, Garner, NC; and one great-great-niece, Chloe Elizabeth Welch, Garner, NC.
      She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald D. Lutes.
      Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007, in the Mount Hope Cemetery chapel, with Rev. Alan Rodgers officiating.
      Fisher Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple.  
(7-5-09)


Kelly Laine Carroll Buell     Services for the daughter of Carol Douglas 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.
(9-16-08)


     Services for the mother of Betty L James Frye, Edith M. James, 83, Logansport, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Marocco Funeral Chapel, Logansport.
     She passed away at 5:45 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008, in Chase Center.
     Born Sept. 21, 1924 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Daisy Shuey Prophet.  She was married on Nov. 23, 1940, to Cecil P. James, who preceded her in death April 22, 2000.
     Edith was a Homemaker.
     Survivors include one daughter, Betty L. Frye, Logansport; six grandchildren, Gary Paul McCain, Chris Black, Larry Frye, Jr., Paul Frye, Danny Frye and Dennis Frye; 21 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; and a very caring sister-in-law, Patty James, and her family (especially Jeff).
     Edith was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Carolyn McCain; two brothers; one sister; and two great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Dr. Horace Smith will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Logansport.
     Online condolences may be made to the family at www.maroccofc.com (9-16-08)


Pauline J Klumpp     Graveside services for the mother of Karen Klumpp Maxwell, Pauline J. Klumpp, 103, Dayton, Ohio, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, in Maria Joseph Living Care Center in Dayton, Ohio.
     Born March 18, 1904, in Logansport, where she lived until she moved to the Dayton area 13 years ago, she was the daughter of Frank and Florence Threewits Sellers.
     Pauline was a member of the Order of Eastern Star chapters of Logansport/Royal Center for over 50 years.
     If you met her you would remember her by her smile and kind words.
     Pauline was more than a mother and grandmother to us, she was our best friend who will be greatly missed.
     Surviving are her daughter, Karen Maxwell, Dayton, Ohio; her grandson, Bryan Maxwell, Dayton, Ohio; and her granddaughter, Lisa Maxwell, Manitoba, Canada.
     he is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Carl A. Klumpp, her parents and her brother, Raymond Sellers.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Pauline’s memory.
     Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home in Dayton is in charge of arrangements.
     Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com
(9-16-08)


 Elizabeth "Libby" Hillis Tuthill    Services for the mother of John Hillis, Elizabeth R. “Libby” Hillis Tuthill, 91, Logansport and Dallas, Texas, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
     Born July 15, 1916, in Muncie, she was the daughter of John David and Lelia Smith Rice. She was married May 5, 1940, in Monticello, to John T. Hillis, who preceded in death July 10, 1989. She was married June 15, 1991, to John B. Tuthill, of Dallas, Texas, who survives.
     Libby attended and graduated from Monticello High School in 1935. She attended four years at Indiana University, Bloomington, receiving a degree in English in October 1939. At IU, she was chosen to represent the university along with nine other women from each of the other Big 10 schools to represent the Big 10 at the World’s Fair in New York City. While at Indiana University, she belonged to the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and was admitted to Morter Board, an academic honors organization.
     Libby was an avid golfer and won several golf championships in the area. In the 1950s, she was a Cub Scout den mother and also served on the Logansport Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.
In 1957, Libby founded Civic Players of Logansport, and in 1961, founded Logansport Junior Civic Theater. In 1976, she was the driving force behind the formation of the Performing Arts Council of Logansport.
     Libby also was a Realtor with the Alma Hill Agency and the Brokerage House.
     In 1988, she was awarded the Book of Golden Deeds for outstanding civic service to the Logansport community.
     Libby also was an avid bridge player, a vicious scrabble player, and she was almost unbeatable at playing Pounce. These interests continued up until the time of her death.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     Her proudest accomplishment was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, John and Anita Wolpers Hillis, Logansport, Dr. J. Stanley and Alice Gettlefinger Hillis, Indianapolis, and Mark B. and Patricia Aldrich Hillis, St. Louis; daughter and son-in-law, Jodi Hillis and Bruce McGrevy, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Rice Reynolds, Atlanta, Ga.
     One sister and two brothers, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date.
     Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillis Family Memorial Fund, c/o Security Federal Savings Bank, PO Box 420, Logansport IN 46947, and the Elizabeth Hillis Tuthill Endowment Fund (to benefit Civic Players of Logansport), c/o the Cass County Community Foundation, PO Box 441, Logansport IN 46947.
     Online condolences may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com
(10-18-08) 


   GravesiGerald L Pughde services for Kenneth Pugh's father, Gerald L. Pugh, 89, West Lafayette, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
     He passed away at 2:40 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette.
     Born May 18, 1918, in Mexico, he was the son of Thomas Pugh and Chlora V. Fisher Pugh. On Oct. 1, 1938, in Logansport, he was married to Ruth C. Lienemann, who survives.
     Gerald retired as a freight conductor in 1980 after 28 years with Conrail. He had previously been employed as a truck driver for National Cylinder Gas Company until 1952.
     He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II in the Pacific Arena.
     Gerald was a member of Logansport Church of the Brethren, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790, and American Legion Post 60.
     He had resided at the Indiana Veterans Home since 2001.
     Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald D. and Marian Pugh, Kokomo, Kenneth A. and Laurie Pugh, West Lafayette, Julian R. and Linda Pugh, Walton, and James F. and Susan Pugh, Sellersburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Bill Buskirk, Springfield, Ill.; one brother and sister-in-law, Medford and Norma Pugh, Georgia; two sisters, LauraBelle Long, Miami County, and Ruby Ecklebarger, Peru; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Two grandsons and six brothers preceded in death.
     Pastor Mike Osborn will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette.
     Condolences and personal remembrances may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com
(9-16-08)


     Tom Barnes mother, Josephine S. “Joy” Barnes, 96, Culver, formerly of Logansport, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.
     Born July 4, 1911, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Walter Smith and Ellen Mullen Smith. She was married to Charles H. Barnes, Jr., who preceded in death in January 1970.
     Mrs. Barnes was a 1928 graduate of Logansport High School. In her active years in Logansport, she was a member of Psi Iota Xi sorority and volunteered at Memorial Hospital for the Mary Dykeman Guild. She also served on the Neal Home Board of Directors for 35 years. Mrs. Barnes was a former member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     Joy was a one-time Logansport City Golf champion and runner-up champion in the Logansport City Tennis Tournament.
     Surviving are one son, Thomas C. Barnes and his wife, Jean, Culver; two daughters, Patricia Moder, Chicago, and Ann Barnes, La Jolla, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
     One sister, Tamar Discher, preceded in death.
     Burial will be private.
     Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to any favorite charity.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com
(9-16-08)


Ruth Kiesling     A Memorial Service for John Kiesling's mother, Ruth Caroline Bellack Kiesling, 91, Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2007, in St. James Lutheran Church.
     She died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, in Cypress Cove Retirement Community in Fort Myers.
     Born Jan. 1, 1916, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of Gerhardt E. Bellack and Martha Scharbach Bellack. She was married May 29, 1937, in St. James Lutheran Church in Logansport, to Norman L. Kiesling, who preceded in death Sept. 23, 1984.
     Ruth attended elementary and high school in Milwaukee.  Her favorite sport was tennis and her father bought her a tennis net so she could play early in the morning before the tennis courts were open.
     She attended Valparaiso University and was elected secretary of her freshman class.  At Valparaiso, she met Norman Kiesling, a law student.
     She attended the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater the following year, and she worked for Colgate-Palmolive Co. in New York City during the summer before her wedding.
     She and Norman lived in Logansport for 47 years except for a brief period during World War II when Ruth and her children lived in Beeville, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wis.
     Ruth was active in St. James Lutheran Church and was a chairman of the Altar Guild.  One of her favorite organizations was the Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League and she was an Indiana district officer and attended many LWML conventions all over the United States.
     She was active in the Noble Township homemakers group and was president of the PTA of Noble Township School.  She worked in the Cass County Clerk’s Office for several years.  She served on the Neal Home Board and was a member of Psi Iota Xi sorority.
     After Judge Norman Kiesling’s death in 1984, Ruth moved to Fort Myers, Fla.  She was active in Zion Lutheran Church.  She also enjoyed traveling with friends.  A special trip was to Switzerland for her grandson’s wedding. Her grandchildren fondly remember her special chocolate-frosted chocolate cookies.
     Surviving are a son, John G. Kiesling, Pawleys Island, S.C.; a daughter, Marlene Konsek and husband, John, Greenville, Wis.; a brother, Arno Bellack, Hanover, N.H.; four grandchildren, Stacy Domke and husband Jeff, Marietta, Ga., John Konsek and wife Tina, Greenwood, S.C., Michael Konsek and wife Mirjam, Sheboygan, Wis., and Steven Konsek and wife Hilary, Malmo, Sweden; five great-grandchildren, Emerson Domke, Haley, Noah and Evan Konsek, and Joshua Konsek; and soon-to-be two more great-grandchildren with the arrival of twins.
     One brother, Donald Bellack, preceded in death.
     Pastor Marvin Hinkle will officiate at the services.  Private burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Ruth’s family will greet friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church or any charity.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com
(9-16-08)


Robert Buck     Don Buck's father, Robert R. Buck, 86, Venice, FL, formerly of Logansport, IN, died July 25, 2007. A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, IN. Burial will follow at the Metea Cemetary, Metea, IN. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
     Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Betty; sons Donald of Sarasota, FL; James & wife Judy of Kokomo, IN; Frank & wife Jeanne of Venice, FL: also surviving are 8 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren. Robert R. Buck, a loving and giving husband, father, and grandfather, was received into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, July 25, 2007.      Though sadly missed, we celebrate his home going. Born in Logansport, IN, August 25, 1920, he faithfully demonstrated unshakable love for his God, his wife, and his family. He was, on two occasions, the Cass County, Indiana, golf champion; and he was a runner-up Logansport, IN, city golf champion. His on-the-green putting was legend, and on one occasion allowed him to defeat the great pro golfer, George Bayer, in tournament play at the Logansport Country Club. As a home builder, he was a "measure twice and cut once" craftsman.
     He was appointed Logansport's first Building Commissioner and served the city from 1955-1956. He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1981 after 40 years of service. He was a faithful member of the New Life Alliance Church, Logansport, IN; a Life Member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; a Life Member of Elk's Lodge # 66; and owner of the Logansport Hardees restaurant.
     We are poorer without him; and heaven is richer to have him.  
(9-14-08)


    The mother of Tamera Lynn Watts VanSpriell, Adelaide R. Watts, 100, Logansport, died at 6:19 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007, in Woodbridge Health Campus.
     Born December 20, 1906, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Arthur W. and Blanche Tam.
     On June 29, 1939, in the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church, she was married to Harry R. "Bud" Watts.  He preceded her in death on January 2, 2005.
     A homemaker, Adelaide was a dedicated member of the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the former Fidelity Chapter No. 58 Order of Eastern Star. She also belonged to the Associate 3rd Mother's Study Club.
     Surviving are two daughters, Tamera Lynn VanSpriell, of Superior, Colorado, and Sandra Lucille Jonas, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three grandsons, Jeffery Lee VanSpriell, Bradley Charles VanSpriell, and Jon Lawrence VanSpriell; and five great-grandchildren.
     One brother, Donald R. Tam, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18th, in Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church, with Rev. Scott Ellison officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17th in Fisher Funeral Chapel where an Eastern Star service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church and the Woodbridge Health Campus Activity Fund. (4-19-07)


     Dave Hoover's mother, Virginia E. Hoover, died on April 15, 2004.  She was born in Hartford City on August 27, 1919.  She was married to Mark D. Hoover 1938 and he died on December 21, 1981.  They were married in Wabash, IN and moved to Logansport in 1947.  
     Virginia lived most of her life in Logansport.  In September 2002, she went to live at Caring Hands Health Care Center at Grissom Air Base.  Alzheimer's had taken it's toll.  Fisher's Funeral Chapel handled the services and she was buried at Everest Memorial Park on April 19, 2004.
     She is survived by son David, Peru, daughter Brenda Deel, Logansport, sister Francis, Wabash and brother Dave Worthen, Huntington, IN.
     Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, her parents (Mildred and Fred Worthen), sisters Helen and Dorothy, and several nephews and nieces.
     She thoroughly loved living in Logansport and had many friends through the years.
(provided by son David 4-19-07)


     Services for Sue Viney Kaufman's husband, Eugene “Gene” O. Kaufman Sr., 69, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, in Chase Center.
     Born Oct. 19, 1937, in LaGrange, he was the son of Ned and Christena Weisenberger Kaufman. He was married Oct. 20, 1979, in Royal Center, to Sue A. Viney, who survives.
     A 1955 graduate of Piketon, Ohio, Gene was a union electrician and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War.
     He was a member of the Royal Center Masonic Lodge #585, Royal Center Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, Murat Legion of Honor, Logansport Shrine Club, a life member and Past Commander of American Legion Post #60, Voiture #729 40 & 8, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790, and a member of the Electricians Union Local #668.
     Gene was an avid golfer. He enjoyed spending time with his classmates and friends.
     Also surviving are three sons, Eugene “Gene” O. Kaufman Jr. and his wife, Marcie, Augusta, Kan., Cary D. Kaufman and his wife, Angie, and Patrick Ned Kaufman, all of Logansport; one daughter, Tina Marie Titus and her husband, Rick, Logansport; one stepdaughter, Debbie Cottrell, Kokomo; one brother, Richard “Dick” Kaufman and his wife, Connie, North Port, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.
     Pastor Gene O. Kaufman Jr. will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military rites, will be in the Walton IOOF Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where services will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge at 6 p.m., followed by a shrine processional.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
(1-5-07)



   A funeral Mass for Bob Mordenti'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. 
(6-18-06) 


     Services for the mother of Barbara Stratton Boller, Mary Ellen Stratton, 85, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born Jan. 27, 1921, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Elmer J. and Ethel L. Watson Gish. She was married Nov. 24, 1941, in Logansport, to Raymond H. Stratton, who preceded in death Oct. 10, 1983.
     Mrs. Stratton especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She regarded them as her own children.
     She also enjoyed playing bingo, euchre and going to garage sales.
     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Joy Stratton, Logansport, and Robert and the Rev. Cheryl Stratton, Tyner; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Garry Boller, Logansport, and Joyce Ann and Sam Benner, Deland, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Robert Gish, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Cheryl Stratton will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Pro Cemetery, Headlee.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
(4-23-06)


      CINCINNATI — Graveside services for Ruth Snoke, 96, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, Ind.
     She died in Cincinnati where she had lived with or near her daughter, Julia Snoke Gilman, for the past year.
     Born in Metea, she was the daughter of Blanch and Clyde Davidson. She was married to Veryl Snoke who preceded in death.
     During her lifetime, she went from riding to school in Metea in a horse-drawn wagon to learning to use a computer.
     After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Ruth started her career as a social worker. She subsequently taught in Indiana schools for 24 years, 18 of them in Logansport. She earned a master’s degree in education from Ball State University. According to her daughters, many thought of her as their favorite fourth-grade teacher.
     After her retirement, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Purdue University offices as an enumerator, collecting data from farmers throughout northern Indiana. She retired from that position at age 85.
     In 1999, Ruth was named a Pharos-Tribune Good Neighbor Award recipient, which was one of her proudest achievements. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was active in Logansport clubs including the Rose Society, the Clay Township Extension Homemakers Club and the Twilighters Club. She was an avid gardener whose yard was featured on the garden tour.
     Her hands were never empty of a project. She raised violets to sell in the club craft sales, sometimes having as many as 80 started at once. Many a Logansport newborn child wore her handmade quilted coverlets.
     Even at 96, she still was ready to play one of more than 100 card games she had learned.
     Surviving with Julia Gilman are two other daughters, Diana Thompson, St. Louis, and Susan Ballou, Orange County, Calif.; one brother, Dale Davidson, Logansport; three grandchildren, Marc Gilman, Tamara Gilman Ackley and Suzanne Thompson Parsons; five great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
     Two sisters, Georgia Davidson and Helen Penny, and two brothers, Wendell and Galen, also preceded in death.
      In lieu of flowers, Ruth would like for you to plant a rose bush to remember her by.
(4-23-06)


     Services for JoAnn (Jody) Harrison Miller's mother, Edith May Harrison, 88, of Caring Hands Health Care Center, Peru, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, in the center.
     Born Feb. 5, 1917, in Walton, she was the daughter of the late James Garfield and the late Bertha Eldora Brock Kidd. She was married July 1, 1939, to Wilferd T. Harrison, who preceded in death April 13, 1992.
     She was a member of Miami Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and was a member of the Shrine since 1954. She had been a homemaker and had enjoyed traveling with her family.
     Surviving are four sons, William C. Harrison and his wife, Roberta, Lake Cicott, Ralph E. Harrison and his wife, Carletta, Fort Wayne, James Harrison and his wife, Norma, Florida, and Wilferd Harrison Jr. and his wife, Sharon, Akron; two daughters, JoAnn Miller and her husband, David, Tucson, Ariz., and Nola Harness and her husband, Rick, Lebanon; one brother, Clarence Kidd, Lafayette; one sister, Verna Azbell, Peoria, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Hallam, one sister and one brother.
     The Rev. Jan Hobbs will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami Baptist Church Building Fund.
(4-23-06)


     A memorial service for Paul E. Shoemaker, 87, of Mishawaka, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Ronald Shoemaker's father died at 9:25 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born April 17, 1918, in North Manchester, he was the son of Merle and Laura Squire Shoemaker. He was married in 1942 in North Liberty to Donnabelle Heim. Paul was later married Feb. 10, 1977 in Harlingen, Texas, to Betty Bird Harvey.
     Paul graduated in 1936 from North Liberty High School, and graduated in 1939 from South Bend College of Commerce.
     A veteran of World War II, Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, earning the Bronze Star service medal.
     In 1946, Paul began his career in the produce business with Paul’s Fruit Market in Plymouth. In 1954, he founded Shoemaker Fruit & Vegetable Company in Logansport, which is presently known as D&R Fruit Meat Markets of Logansport and Lafayette.
     He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mishawaka and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Logansport.
     Surviving are five sons, Ronald Shoemaker and his wife, Pat, Logansport, Dave Shoemaker and his wife, Connie, and Ken Harvey, all of Lafayette, Bill Harvey and his wife, Rhoda, Mishawaka, and Tim Harvey and his wife, Sue, South Bend; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
     Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
     The Rev. James Richey will officiate at the services.
     Following the service, a gathering celebrating Paul’s life will be held at the Cass County Carousel in McHale Complex in Riverside Park in Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
(12-4-05)


     ROCHESTER -- Private services will be held for the granddaughter of Bonnie Miller Cory, Abby F. Smith, 22, of Culver, formerly of Rochester.
     She died Saturday, July 23, 2005, in her residence.
     She was born Sept. 27, 1982, in Rochester.
     A 2001 graduate of Rochester High School, Abby was a member of the girl's softball team. She had been involved with Rochester Youth Girl's Softball, including the traveling teams in both the junior and senior divisions.
     Abby enjoyed being with her children, family, and friends, and enjoyed music and various sports.
     Survivors include her parents, Tom L. and Angie Smith, Rochester, and Terri Romanyk, Logansport; sons, William T. Fisher and Aidan M. Richey, both of Culver; one brother, Cory T. Smith, Rochester; two sisters, Leighnee A. Smith and Kaelee G. Smith, both of Rochester; grandparents, Bonnie (Miller) and Karl Cory, Logansport, Toshiko and William Smith, Galveston, and Jerry and Kay Brown, Kewanna; great-grandparents, Frances Miller, Logansport, and Mary Kay Williamson, Winamac; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.     
     Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Trust Fund.
(9-5-05)


     Mary J. Schache, 87, mother of Billie Schache, Jr., of Logansport, IN, died Monday, at 7:36 pm, August 8, 2005 in Memorial Hospital.
     She was born May 22, 1918 in Peru, Indiana, daughter of the late Perry Demuth and the late Susie Ort Demuth. She was married to Billie D. Schache, Sr. in Peru Indiana on August 24, 1940, who survives.
     She had been a cashier for Standard Supermarket, she attended the Logansport Church of Christ.
    Surviving are her husband, Billie D. Schache, Sr. and Daughter, Shirley (George) Kistler of Logansport, IN; 2 Sons, Billie (Joy) Schache, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN, Donald (Linda) Schache of Walton, IN; 2 Sisters, Betty Lee Dorsam of Peru, IN, Esther Demuth of Peru, IN; 3 Grandsons, Josh Schache of Peru, IN, Aaron Kistler of Dallas, TX, Matthew Kistler of Dallas, TX; four great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by parents and one brother and 4 sisiters.
    Friends will be received 4 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.  Services will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 10:30 am with Rev. Jeff Strite officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport, IN.
     Contributions may be made to the Logansport Church of Christ Building Fund.
(8-15-05)


    THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. -- Services for Dorothy Sherrill Gibson's husband, Don C. "Bus" Gibson, 62, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mortimore Funeral Home, Thermopolis, Wyo.
     He died Friday, June 10, 2005, in Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
     Born March 30, 1943, in Logansport, he was the son of Charles and Mildred Speitel Gibson. On Sept. 6, 1963, in Logansport, he was married to Dorothy Sherrill, and she survives in Thermopolis.
     The couple moved to North Dakota in 1983, to Montana in 1985, Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1994, and Thermopolis in 1997. During this time, Mr. Gibson was an electrical engineer for Getty, later known as Texaco. He retired in 2000.
     Following graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968 during the Vietnam War.
     He attended Community Federated Church. For 37 years, he was a member of the American Legion, joining in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His interests included fishing, computers, wildlife photography, scenic drives and visiting Yellowstone.
     Also surviving are one daughter, Licia Gibson, Fargo, N.D.; two sons, Eric Gibson and his wife Valerie, Biloxi, Miss., and Greg Gibson and his wife Nicole, Fargo, N.D.; one sister, Jane Eller and her husband Danna, Red Oak, Texas; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Johnathen, and Seth. A third grandchild, a granddaughter, is expected. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     His parents and grandparents preceded in death.
     Pastor Bob Krider will officiate at the services. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, Wyo.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o the family, 848 Richards, Thermopolis, Wyo. 82443.
(8-7-05)


     LAFAYETTE -- Graveside services for Phil Goldstine's mother, Phyllis Goldstine, 84, of Lafayette, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Cemetery in Royal Center.
     She died at 1 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2005, in Regency Place.
     Born Feb. 22, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Robert and Blanche Cotner.  She was married Jan. 30, 1937, in Chicago, to James Goldstine, who preceded in death Dec. 2, 1978.
     Phyllis had lived in Lafayette for the past two years.
     She had worked as a crane operator for the U.S. Steel Mill during World War II.
     Phyllis was a member of the former Ninth Street Christian Church in Logansport, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Logansport.
     Surviving are two sons, James Goldstine and his wife, Merrilyn, Evergreen, Colo., and Phillip Goldstine and his wife, Susan, Lafayette; three grandchildren, Phillip Goldstine and his wife, Denise, Fort Wainright, Alaska, Gigi Nay, Idaho Springs, Colo., Krista Goldstine-Cole and her husband, F. William, Olympia, Wash.; and nine great-grandchildren.
     One brother, Robert Cotner, preceded in death.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the River of Life Christian Church in Logansport.
     Hippensteel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (9-8-05)


     A graveside service for Jeanne George Barnes' 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)


     Services for Linda Engelbrecht Hill's mother, Mary J. Engelbrecht, 89, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 13, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, in her residence.
     Born July 8, 1915, in Logansport, she was the daughter of John and Ogle Miller Anderson.
     She was married Oct. 4, 1941, in Logansport, to James W. Engelbrecht, who preceded in death.
     Mrs. Engelbrecht had worked in the cafeterias at Logansport High School, Lincoln and Franklin Schools for the Logansport School Corporation.
     She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, and enjoyed her many friends, neighbors and family.
     Surviving are one son, James Engelbrecht Jr., Lebanon; three daughters, Christine Edson and her husband, Stephen, and Mary Lou Grisez, all of Logansport, and Linda Hill and her husband, Robert, Fairborn, Ohio; one brother, Keith Anderson, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Martisha Knox, Cape Coral, Fla.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Five sisters, one brother and one great-grandson preceded in death.
     The Rev. Marvin Hinkle will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church and to the Guardian Angel Hospice, 412 W. Sycamore, Kokomo IN 46901.
(11-11-04)


      LAFAYETTE -- Memorial services for Ann Johnson Pickett's mother, Charlotte N. Johnson, 85, of West Lafayette, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette.
     She died at 1:58 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
     Born Aug. 11, 1919, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Bert and Grace Nicodemus. She was married June 8, 1941, in Walton, to Carl E. Johnson, who survives.
     Charlotte attended Aurora College in Aurora, Ill., Purdue University and Ball State University. She was a teacher and homemaker.
     She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Logansport Civic Choir, John Purdue Club, Purdue Presidents Council, and was a Logansport Community School board member.
     She enjoyed painting, art, golfing, and traveling to more than 26 different countries.
     She loved music and cooking and playing bridge.
     Also surviving are three daughters, Ann Pickett and her husband, Dr. John, Lafayette, Lyn Lang and her husband, Michael, Elmhurst, Ill., and Kristin Chittick and her husband, John, Paris, Ill.; two sons, J. Philip Johnson and his wife, Pamela, Prescott, Ariz., and the Rev. Craig-Davis Johnson and his wife, the Rev. Deborah-Davis Johnson, Portland, Maine; and 12 grandchildren.
     One sister, Roberta Whitson, and one infant granddaughter, Amanda Johnson, preceded in death.
     Dr. David Henderson will officiate at the services. Private entombment will be in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
     Soller Baker Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
(12-26-04)


    Services for Mary Ellen McIlwain Eubank's father, John R. McIlwain, 86, of Logansport, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, 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 officiated at the services. Burial was held in private.
     Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, where a Knights of Columbus memorial services was held at 7 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibault Foundation, P.O. Box 2316, Terre Haute IN 47802.
(9-17-04)


     Services for Evert Wolfe's mother, Virginia M. Wolfe, 86, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. June 8, in First United Methodist Church.
     She died at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Chase Center.
     Born Dec. 17, 1917, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Paul W. and Bonnie Sholty Washburn. On May 2, 1942, in Logansport, she was married to Frank Evert Wolfe, who died March 23, 1980.
     Mrs. Wolfe was a homemaker.
     She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Third Mothers Study Club and the Logansport Elkettes.
     Surviving are on son,
Evert Wolfe and his wife Barbara, Logansport; one daughter, Betsy Wolfe, Indianapolis; one sister, Leona G. Peck and her husband Clarence, Logansport; three grandchildren, Stephanie Peric and her husband Gary, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Carolyn Bullard and her husband Chuck, Westfield, and Ryan Wolfe, Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren, Claire Bullard, Emily Bullard, Chase Bullard, Alexander Peric and Natalie Peric; and several nieces and nephews.
     One grandson, Mark E. Wolfe, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call two hours before the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Community Foundation/Mark Wolfe Scholarship Fund and First United Methodist Church.
     Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(7-1-04)


     Services for Brian Barnes' mother Geraldine M. Barnes, 88, of Winona Lake, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     She died at 2:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in Kosciusko County Hospital, Warsaw.
     Born Dec. 22, 1915, in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the daughter of Dennis and Mary Heimbach McCahill.
     On June 14, 1937, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, she was married to Ronald G. Barnes, who preceded in death on April 22, 1964.
     Mrs. Barnes was employed at the Logansport Public Library in association with the Bookmobile and Extension Services from 1964 until 1981.
     Surviving are three sons, Brian J. Barnes and his wife, Connie, Crown Point, Boyd T. Barnes, Logansport, and Dennis P. Barnes, Warsaw; one daughter, Rosemary Kern, Flemington, N.J.; one daughter-in-law, Jane Barnes, Naperville, Ill.; five grandchildren, Kevin Kern, Kristen Kern, Stephanie Kern, Kathi Kubal and her husband, Mike, and Joe Barnes and his wife, Laura; two great-grandchildren, Justin Kubal and Jackson Kubal; and several nieces and nephews.
Father Philip Haslinger will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be held at 7 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church and the All Saints Catholic School.
(2-1-04)


     Bettsy Bailey's mother died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, in Carmel.  Born Sept. 13, 1907, in Fostoria, Ohio, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Fish.
     Mrs. Bailey entered nurses training in Toledo, Ohio, at the Lucas County Hospital and graduated as a registered nurse.  While she was a supervisor of the Gynecology Department at the Lucas County
Hospital, she met and married Dr. Earl Bailey.  They were married in Luckey, Ohio, at Grace Lutheran Church on Nov. 29, 1933.  Before settling in Logansport in the late 1930s, they lived in Bunker Hill.  They moved to Carmel in 1976.  
     She had been a member of Logansport Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church, Carmel.
     Surviving are one son, E. Norman Bailey, Iowa City, Iowa; two daughters, Carolyn A. Bailey
and Bettsy J. Hollingsworth, both of Carmel; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
     Her husband, Dr. Earl W. Bailey, and her brother, Fred Fish, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Services were held Monday, November 3, 2003, in Trinity Lutheran Church.  KroegerFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2201 E. 106th St., Carmel IN 46032.
(2-1-04)


     Frances Huff Pruitt Henderson's and Susan Huff Rowan'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, Ind.; died July 30, 1972 in Linton, Ind., 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, Ind.; and a granddaughter she helped rear, Anna Margaret Huffman, Memphis.
     Also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren.  Services 10-11-03 in Indianapolis.
(10-8-03)


     Services for Leona M. "Jonsie" Jones, 84, of Columbus, formerly of Logansport, mother of Barb Jones Burkenpas, was held recently in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at her daughter's residence in Columbus.
     Born April 26, 1919, in Logansport, she was the daughter of John and Minnie Henning Hoover.
     She was married in 1938, in Logansport, to Mervil H. Jones, who died in April 1954.
     Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Pete Burkenpas, Lafayette, and Sandra "Sandy" and Dr. Charles Hatcher, Columbus; one sister, Christina Wakeman, Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren, David Pugh, Karen Grove, Holly Cannon, Christy Healy and Jason Hatcher; six great-grandchildren.
     One son, Robert Michael Jones; and 11 siblings preceded in death.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana or a favorite charity.
(10-8-03)


     Kathie McCain Pate's 83 year old mother, Hermine F., passed away in her residence in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 27, 2002.  She was married to Robert F. McCain, who preceded in death.  She was a homemaker and a member of Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.
     Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Mary and William Kimberling, Omaha, Neb., and Kathaleen and Olin Pate, Columbia, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Jeanne Medland, Pentego, Texas, Lorraine Obenchain, Pittsburgh, and Jackie Sum and her husband, Robert, Banning, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
     One son, Robert L. McCain, preceded in death.
     Burial will be at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  (1-29-02)


    Judy Scarpellini Hollingshead's mother, Mamie Scarpellini, died Saturday, 9-1-01, in Kokomo.  She was 82 and had worked for thirty
years for HW Gossard.  Another daughter, Cathy, was in class of '61.  (9-3-01)