Delima Mae McKinney
Services for Delima Mae McKinney, 68, Logansport will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
She passed away at 6:20 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, in her residence.
Born Dec. 11, 1939, in Linton, she was the daughter of Jeff and Mary Yeakey Wallen. She was married on March 15, 1957, in Plymouth, to Robert Lee McKinney, who preceded her in death on July 25, 1998.
A homemaker, Delima loved to help people and never turned anyone away. More than anything, she enjoyed making people laugh.
Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patricia McKinney, Plymouth, and Michael and Angela McKinney, Logansport; one daughter, Nancy Kay Otwell, Pasadena, Texas; eight grandchildren: Bradley Achey, Christopher Achey, Joshua Achey, Brandon McKinney, Bobby McKinney, Heather McKinney; Jennifer Nichole McKinney and Michael Steven McKinney II; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were two sisters and eight brothers.
Rev. Ken Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Laura B. Julian
Services for Laura B. Julian, 82, Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
She died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 24, 1925, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Daisy M. Kershner Gunion. She was married Sept. 1, 1943, in Logansport, to James Arthur Julian, who preceded her in death April 9, 1987.
Mrs. Julian was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Larry Julian, Peru, and Terry Julian, Katy, Texas; one sister, Mary Bagwell, Logansport; four grandchildren, Karen Julian, Jeremy Julian, Scott Julian and Diana Julian; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur D. Gunion and Lyman Gunion; and one sister, Edna Gunion.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Bill L. Jackson
PERU — Services for Bill L. Jackson, 87, Peru, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.
He died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, in his residence.
Chap. Steve Fleck will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wabash-Miami County Health Care and Hospice.
Donna M. DeLorenzo
WINAMAC — Services for Donna M. DeLorenzo, 79, Winamac, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Frain Mortuary, Winamac.
She died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Rev. Kevin Marsh will officiate.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post No.1728 scholarship fund or the American Legion Post No. 71 scholarship fund.
ROYAL CENTER — Jean Conn, 75, Royal Center, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, in St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel.
Larry Dean Morgan
A memorial service for Larry Dean Morgan, 63, of Thornton, Colo., was held Jan. 13 at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, Brighton, Colo.
He died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.
Born June 28, 1942, in Jeffersonville, he was the son of Floyd Glenn and Mary J. Oaks Morgan. He was married April 7, 1962, in Francesville, to Deloris R. Shidler, who survives.
Larry graduated from Burnettsville High School. He was a truck driver for multiple trucking companies in the Denver metro area.
He loved NASCAR racing and was an avid Denver Bronco fan. He especially enjoyed a good story.
Larry was truly a good-hearted person and a loving father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Also surviving are four daughters, Melody Ann Davenport, Orlando, Fla., Sandra Kay Sterkel, Brighton, Colo., Tammy Lynn Abeyta, Hudson, Colo., and Lorna Dean Morgan, Thornton, Colo.; his mother, Mary J. Moss and her husband, Rodney, Logansport; two sisters, Mary Katherine Barger and her husband, Charles, Logansport, and Joyce Scott and her husband, Paul, Bedford; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Mary Katherine Armstrong
Services for Mary Katherine Armstrong, 88, of Crosby, Texas, formerly of Lucerne, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
She died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in her residence.
Born Oct. 21, 1917, at her grandparent’s farm home near Logansport, she was the daughter of Harry F. Murden and Anne Yantis Moss. She was married July 3, 1939, in Logansport, to Roland Armstrong, who preceded in death Dec. 24, 1994. They were married for 55 years before he passed away.
Much of Mary’s early life was spent in Mississippi, but she returned to Indiana and graduated from high school at Metea in 1935. She graduated from a junior college in Mississippi in 1937. After working a couple of years, she returned to Indiana and married Roland Armstrong in 1939 at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
In 1949, the family, including two children, moved to Wabash where her husband was to become supervising principal of elementary schools. Mary attended Manchester College graduating in 1952. For five years, she taught in Wabash and Marion schools.
In 1957, the family moved to Baytown, Texas, where her husband was to enjoy many happy years teaching at Lee College. Mary taught third grade at Alamo School for eight years. In 1965, she began teaching at Deer Park. In summers, she attended Sam Houston State University receiving her M.S. Certification in Kindergarten and as an elementary school librarian in 1972.
After their home in beautiful Brownwood, Texas was devastated by Hurricane Carla in 1961, they moved it to higher ground in Crosby, Texas in 1978.
While teaching in Deer Park, Mary volunteered at Sterling Municipal Library on Saturdays. After retiring, she spent three happy years as Young Peoples Librarian. Mary wrote several children’s stories which were published in magazines.
In 1976, she compiled a “Vacation Guide for Children,” a listing of educational outings. She updated the guide yearly and was working on this year’s version. Sterling Municipal Library prints it and offers it free to patrons. After retiring from the library, Mary spent a number of years volunteering in Baytown Schools helping first and second grade children with reading. One of her favorite stories was about a little boy who read to her in the hall. He looked at her hand and said “You are old!” “Yes, I know I am,” she said. “Why?” he asked. “I have just lived a long time,” she told him. Then he said, “Why don’t you move away?” And now she has.
Mary belonged to AARP, NEA, Texas Retired Teachers Association and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Roger Barth, Baker City, Ore.; five granddaughters; four great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
One son, Jon Armstrong, preceded in death.
Pastor Jay Cline will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, at Mary’s request, small donations may be made to the Roland Armstrong Memorial Scholarship at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.
Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A Buddhist funeral service for Ponh Nomany, 84, of Logansport, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home, followed by a procession to the crematory.
He died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, at his son’s residence in Logansport.
Born May 14, 1921, in Moung Sing, Laos, he was the son of Khan Nomany. He was married to Kham Nomany, who survives.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Kong Keo and Cindy Nomany and Andy and Tao Nomany, all of Logansport; three daughters and sons-in-law, Inh and Khamchai Nomany, Oakland, Calif., Anita and Barly Peankhamhor, Logansport, and Cham and Manh Saengmani, Logansport; one sister, Kong Saeng, Peoples Republic of China; 12 grandchildren, Ounkeo Nomany, Kong Kham Nomany, Orathay Peankhamhor, Kitr Peankhamhor, Kitou Peankhamhor, David Peankhamhor, Randy Peankhamhor, Kham Saengmani, Annie Saengmani, Jimmy Saengmani, Alexander Phommakhot and Kathy Phommakhot; and three great-grandchildren, Trawest Xayasi, Ralina Peankhamhor and Thida Rush Nomany.
One brother, Nao Nomany, preceded in death.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the funeral home.
Deborah A. Fellers
KEWANNA — Services for Deborah A. Fellers, 51, Monterey, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna.
She died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are being handled by Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna chapel.
Ruth Ann Maley
Services for Ruth Maley will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
She passed away at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 6, 1954, in Norton, Kan., Ruth was the daughter of Harold and Oneitta Craig Maley, both of whom preceded in death.
Ruth married and had two children, Justin and Jennifer Hamm. She worked as a float nurse, specializing in trauma and ICU at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa. She felt blessed to have earned a BSN-RN degree. Ruth was president of the Student Nursing Association at Iowa Wesleyan College. She was active on the Board of Rehabilitation.
Ruth was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Emporia, Kan. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Logansport.
Ruth enjoyed her time with Mark Jarrard and her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, golfing, fishing, working in her flower garden, sharing God’s love with her Christian friends and even taking time for special cookouts with her children and their families. God, Mark, her family and friends gave her reason to fight.
Surviving are her fiancé, Mark Jarrard; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Erin Hamm; and daughter, Jennifer Hamm and her fiancé, Joshua Smith, all of Logansport.
Grandchildren, Hunter, Taylor and Dylan Hamm survive, the children of Justin and Erin. Jace Smith survives, the son of Jennifer and Joshua.
Mark Jarrard’s parents, Wayne and Wanda Jarrard, Atalissa, Iowa, survive.
Surviving siblings and their spouses include Dennis and TR Maley, Las Vegas; Craig and Debbie Maley, Eudora, Kan.; Lyneitta Johnson-Book and Garrett Book, Chandler, Ariz.; Rita and Jeffrey Ellston, Omaha, Neb.; Illa and Jim Weeks, Burlington, Kan.; Randy and Joyce Maley, Chandler, Ariz.; Rick and Beverly Maley, Aurora, Colo.; Rodney and Karen Maley, Burlington, Kan.; Shirley and Gary Otta, Burlington, Kan.; Terry and Teresa Maley, Moreland, Kan.; and Larry and Kathy Maley, Aurora, Colo.
Many nieces and nephews also survive
Pastor Dwayne Daehler will officiate at the service.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Iowa.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home in Lone Tree.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
MERCEDES, Texas — A memorial service for Truman Baker, 79, Texas, will be held at a later date in Logansport.
He passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at his residence in Llano Grande Lake Park.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Paul) Neumann, Bolingbrook, Ill.; a brother, Harold (Vonda) Baker, Logansport; his grandchildren, Randy (Marcelino) Francisco, Bridget (Ryan) Taylor and Bradley (Kristin) Neumann; and great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Matthew and Moranda Francisco, and Kylee and Kaitlyn Neumann.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Baker; parents, Richard and Mabel Baker; a sister, Barbra Goodman; an infant son, Richard Burley Baker; and his special friend, Emily McFarland.
Garcia & Trevino Funeral Home of Mercedes, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
Viola R. ‘Ruth’ Gohn
Services for Viola R. “Ruth” Gohn, 64, Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Marocco Funeral Chapel.
She died at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 20, 1944, in Monon, she was the daughter of the late Jesse I. and Lillian M. Dawson Campbell. She was married on Dec. 2, 1990, in Rochester to Thomas Gohn, who survives.
Ruth was a homemaker, and she enjoyed cooking, baking and playing cards.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Gohn, Logansport; four sons, Kenny Campbell and his wife, Katie, Akron, Clifford Gohn, Robin Gohn and his wife, Kayla, all of Logansport, and Thomas L. Gohn Jr., Akron; three daughters, Misty Marks, Logansport, Crystal Harmon, Lafayette, and Amanda Gohn, Logansport; two brothers, Robert Campbell and his wife, Diana, and William Campbell; one sister, Betty Shumbarger and her husband, Tom, all of Logansport; and eight grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patty; one brother, Donald; and one sister, Shirley Lawrence.
Pastor Bob Ritter will officiate at the service, and burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour before the time of service at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
Joseph Thomas Bucinski
WINAMAC — A funeral Mass for Joseph Thomas Bucinski, 55, Kewanna, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.
He died at 5:17 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2009, in Pulaski Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 27, 1953, in Rochester, he was the son of Leo J. and Virginia I. Hanson Bucinski. He was married July 16, 1977, in Highland, to Debbie Alliss Bucinski, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Kewanna.
Joe graduated from Winamac High School in 1971 and from the Purdue Winter Ag short course in 1977. He took wiring and hydraulic classes and completed Welding I and II at Ivy Tech Community College. Joe was certified to work on automotive air conditioners. He was a private pilot and a member of the Mentone Flying Club of Rochester. He was a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge and the Winamac Knights of Columbus, 1561. He was a 4th degree Knight of the Rensselaer Council. Joe was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.
He was an avid farmer and had quite a collection of Corvettes. Joe enjoyed working on anything that would fit in his shop. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Joe and Deb enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and taking cruises. Much to the chagrin of his family, Joe was a Jeff Gordon fan.
Also surviving are children, Joseph (Laura) Bucinski, Kewanna, and Stacy (Jason) Easterling, Port Charlotte, Fla.; grandchildren, Caleb Bucinski, Keira Bucinski, Ashlyn Easterling and Sean Easterling; mother, Virginia I. Hanson Bucinski, Kewanna; sisters, Joan M. Scheffer, Janice K. (Rudy) Schultz, and Mary F. (Joe) Wegner, all of Kewanna; brother, Dr. Thomas J. (Brenda) Bucinski, Harrisburg, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The Rev. Martin Sandhage will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Frain Mortuary, where a Scriptural wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. and the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.