MEDARYVILLE — Services for Ervin Freshour, 95, Medaryville, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Frain Mortuary, Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville.
He died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Starke Memorial Hospital in Knox.
Pastor Susan Jennys will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery, Medaryville.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medaryville United Methodist Church.
Rita J. Pfeiffer
MONTICELLO — Graveside services for Rita J. Pfeiffer, 84, Alverado, Texas, formerly of Monticello, will be held at 2:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. CDT) Saturday at Fairlawn Cemetery, rural Kentland.
She died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Father Robert Bernotas will officiate at the services.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Roskca Funeral Home, Monticello.
ROYAL CENTER — Services for Edward Begley, 72, Monticello, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel.
He passed away at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 5, 1936, in Corbin, Ky., he was the son of the late Fred and Larry Huff Begley. On June 7, 1959, he was married to Lucinda K. Hughes, who preceded in death June 15, 1992.
Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of American Legion Post 81, Monticello, and a former member and deacon of Colburn Road Baptist Church in Delphi. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
He was a retired truck driver from Schneider Transport, Green Bay, Wis.
Survivors include three daughters, Lois A. Cloud (Edward), Monticello, Sandra K. Begley, Logansport, and Diana L. McGee (Robin), Peru; two sons, Daryle G. Allen (Sherri), Monticello, and Michael E. Begley (Michelle Jordan), Royal Center; stepson, Mike Bowen, Logansport; stepdaughter, Kris Brantley (Mike), Logansport; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Bowen) Begley, on Oct. 4, 2007; one grandson; and several brothers and sisters.
Burial, with military rites, will be conducted at Riverview Cemetery, in Monticello.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital.
Lester H. Shidaker
KEWANNA — Services for Lester H. Shidaker, 93, Rochester, formerly of Kewanna, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna.
He passed away at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.
Born Feb. 9, 1915, in Leiters Ford, he was the son of the late Jonas and Mae Lunsford Shidaker. On Dec. 26, 1937, he was married to Lois E. Lambert, she survives.
He was a 1933 graduate of Leiters Ford High School.
Lester formerly owned and operated Shidakers-DX/Sunoco Service Station in Kewanna for 42 years.
He was a school bus driver for Kewanna School for many years and a member of Kewanna Church of Christ. In his younger years, Lester loved to pitch baseball and enjoyed bowling. In his later years, he enjoyed playing harmonica, and for many years, he and his wife Lois wintered in Florida.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Lois Shidaker, Rochester; three daughters, Janice Bleeke and her husband, David, Fort Wayne, Linda Worl and her husband, Bill, Huntertown, and Trudy Cilek and her husband, Dewayne, Crown Point; one sister, Gladys Leap, Culver; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Harry Shidaker, and one sister, Ethel Shidaker.
Pastor Scott Meneely will officiate and burial will be in Moon Cemetery, Kewanna.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna Church of Christ, PO Box 337, Kewanna IN 46939.
William B. Reep
PERU — Graveside services for William B. Reep, 83, Peru, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
He died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Hickory Creek at Peru.
Rev. Steve Ailes will officiate.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday in Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peru Moose Lodge No. 249.
Bonnie C. Jourdan
Graveside services for Bonnie C. Jourdan, 76, Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Hope Cemetery.
She died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Heritage Health Center, Lafayette.
Born Nov. 13, 1931, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Everett and Margaret Diamond Schoonover.
A homemaker, Bonnie enjoyed crafting and drawing pictures.
She is survived by many friends, including Robert Hardy and Mari Monical.
She was preceded in death by one foster daughter, Rita Spurgeon; one foster grandson, Alan Watts; and one brother.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Mildred D. Stafford
BURLINGTON — Services for Mildred D. Stafford, 77, Logansport, formerly of Carroll County, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Neptune Funeral Home.
She died at 5:52 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in Chase Center, Logansport.
Born April 30, 1929, in Westmoreland, Tenn., she was the daughter of Arthur Neal and Rose Perry.
She was married Oct. 22, 1943, to John R. Stafford, who preceded in death Nov. 15, 1987.
Mildred attended Liberty School in Tennessee and was an in-home care giver and also was a homemaker.
She attended Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, John Stafford Jr., and Tim Stafford and his wife, Sarah, all of Camden; three daughters, Carolyn Shirar, Kokomo, Rosemary Henry and her husband, Dwayne, and Sara James and her husband, Stephen, all of Logansport; one brother, Tom Perry and his wife, Sue, Cutler; one sister, Maggie Hewitt and her husband, Paul, Frankfort; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
One sister, Ivy Neal Stinson, and two brothers, Joe Perry and Bobby Perry, preceded in death.
The Rev. Paul Hewitt will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Deer Creek.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Joanne L. Brown Kipp
DELPHI — Services for Joanne L. Brown Kipp, 61, Lafayette, formerly of Delphi, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Abbott Funeral Home.
She died at 8:46 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
Kasey Schnepp will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphi Public Library.
Mary Helen Gaunt
PERU — Services for Mary Helen Gaunt, 91, Peru, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church.
She died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at her residence.
Pastor Robert Adelsperger will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church.
Mary Elizabeth Bookwalter
Services for Mary Elizabeth Bookwalter, 86, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Corinth Brethren Church.
She died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
Born Nov. 11, 1919, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Willard and Mabel Funk Wilson. She was married Oct. 26, 1940, to Norman E. Bookwalter, who preceded her in death April 29, 1998.
Mrs. Bookwalter was an active member of Corinth Brethren Church and the Woman’s Missionary Society. She graduated from Twelve Mile High School. As a homemaker, Mary was known for her love of cooking, and she was known especially for her sugar cream pie recipe.
Surviving are one son, Arlan Bookwalter and his wife, Kay, Walton; a daughter, Lynnea Strong, Logansport; grandchildren, Cami and Mark McLeland, Walton, Adrian and Stephanie Strong, Logansport, Brandon Strong and Tiffany; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Andrew Schutte, Colton Bookwalter, Lauren, Garrett and Kinzie McLeland, Tyler and Taylor Strong; a sister, Clara Bowman, Peru; and three honorary grandchildren, India, Tai and Cara.
Three sisters, Betty Wilson, May Garber and Ruth Koontz; a brother, Frank Wilson, and a son-in-law, Gale Strong, preceded in death.
Burial will follow funeral services in Corinth Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church.
Joan W. Beaubien
Services for Joan W. Beaubien, 77, Logansport, formerly of Portsmouth, Va. and St. Paul, Minn., will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in All Saints Catholic Church.
She died at 12:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in Chase Center.
Born Aug. 5, 1929, in Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of James H. and Dorothy (Curran) Webb. She was married Jan. 10, 1948, in Portsmouth, Va., to Ronald R. Beaubien, who survives.
Joan was a Logansport resident since 1994. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the All Saints Ladies Society. She was a volunteer at All Saints School, where she assisted students with reading and library projects. She was a member of the Logansport Art Association, where she was a past president.
In Portsmouth, Va., Joan had been a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Catholic Woman’s Club. She was also a member of the Jr. Woman’s Club, where she received the Outstanding Junior Award in 1965. Joan served on the Maryview Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors and N.A.R.C.O. (Narcotics Addicts Rehabilitation Center Organization) Board of Directors. She also served on the Portsmouth Mental Health Association Board of Directors and the Mental Retardation Services Board of Directors. Joan was instrumental in establishing the Mental Health Community Hospital in Portsmouth.
While residing in St. Paul, Minn., she was project director for “Artists and the Aging” from 1974 to 1978. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, decorating, and her grandchildren especially.
Surviving are her husband, Logansport; three daughters and son-in-laws, Constance and Irv Kurzbard, Hacks Neck, Va., Mary Jo and Bruce Stone, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Suzanne and Wayne Fisher, Logansport; one brother and sister-in-law, James H. Webb Jr. and his wife, Erma, Matthews County, Va.; five grandchildren, Eric Kurzbard, Andrew Kurzbard, Braden Stone, Dorothy Stone and Kristopher Fisher; one great-grandson, Ryan Bounds; and several nieces and nephews.
One sister, Dorothy Elizabeth “Betty” Webb, preceded in death.
Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. A private burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. today in Kroeger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Suite B-4, 9135 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN. 46209-7109.
Arthur C. Singleton
INDIANAPOLIS — Services for Arthur C. Singleton, 81, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Legacy Funeral Alternative at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
He died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
Born December 31, 1924, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Arthur and Madaline (Doyle) C. Singleton. He was married Dec. 29, 1945, in Indianapolis, to Louise Casey, who preceded in death Oct. 14, 2004.
Arthur retired in 1991 after 33 years in Agricultural Sales working for United Feeds.
He was a 1942 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. He entered Purdue University in 1942, but his time there was interrupted due to serving in the U.S. Army’s 194th Field Artillery Battalion during WWII. He served until victory was declared in 1945. He graduated from Purdue University in February 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
Arthur enjoyed spending time with family, playing golf, swimming, and flying. He was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Kelly and her husband, Tom, Rochester, and Mary Anne Stailey and her husband, Don, Fort Wayne; one son, Paul Singleton and his wife, Ginger Sue, Warsaw; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
One sister, Carolyn Barnes, preceded in death.
Pastor Tim Berlin will officiate at the services. Burial with full military graveside rights will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in Legacy Funeral Alternative at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church of Logansport.
Kerry P. Dagnen
PERU — Services for Kerry P. Dagnen, 52, Peru, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru.
He died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in St. Joseph Hospital.
Pastor Kenneth Walker will officiate at the services. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home.