Allen C. Morris
Allen C. Morris, 84, died at Wabash Healthcare Center, Wabash, IN Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997. Formerly of rural North Manchester, Mr. Morris was born Aug. 11, 1912 at Bear Creek, KY to George and Mable (Sperry) Morris.
A retired coal miner, Mr. Morris married Lora Workman Sept. 12, 1936 and she preceded him in death April 5, 1994.
Survivors include a son, Billy Joe Morris of North Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Ruth Elaine) Boggs of Omar, W.V. and Mrs. Charlie (Mary Lou) Skeens of North Manchester; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Two sons, three daughters, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 10, 1997 at the Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN. The Rev. Will McLaughlin officiated, and DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
L. Marie Miller
L. Marie Miller, 95, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997 at Timbercrest. She was born Dec. 2, 1901 at Virden, IL to Amos O. and Alice A. (Smith) Brubaker. She married Walter D. Miller Aug. 23, 1935 and he died March 1, 1994. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at Milford, IN.
She was a member of the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda E. Miller of North Manchester, and Carol J. Miller of Elgin, IL; and two grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death.
Memorial service will be announced later. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. Arrangements were handled by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary.
Preferred memorials are to Timbecrest Endowment Fund.
Effie E. Meyer
Effie E. Meyer, 81, of 8272N 400E, North Manchester, IN died at her residence Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997. She was born Jan. 19, 1915 at Wabash, IN to Howard and Mary R. (Moore) Coon Sr., both deceased. She married Wilbur Meyer Oct. 31, 1942 and he pre-ceded her in death Dec. 24, 1996.
She was a homemaker and re-tired from Triwac of No. Manchester. She was a member of Servia United Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons - James of Fort Wayne, Phillip of Berrien Springs, MI and John of Huntington; three daughters - Mrs. Major (Barbara) Nitzschke, Mary M. Benson, and Mrs. Richard (Sally) Stick-ney, all of North Manchester; four sisters - Mrs. G. T. (Julia) Hoover of Nixa, MO, Mrs. Ethel Amber of Fort Wayne, Mrs. James (Betty) Weesner of Brownstown, IN, and Mrs. Clin-ton (Mildred) Shook of Lexing-ton, AL; 17 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A son, four brothers and two sisters, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, and also one hour prior to the fu-neral service which will be held Friday, Jan. 17, 2:00 p.m. at De-Laughter-McKee Mortuary. Rev. John Whitcraft will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Ceme-tery, Servia. Preferred memori-als are to Whitley County Home Healthcare & Hospice.
Bessie L. Smith
Bessie L. Smith, 96, a resident at Community Care Center, Wabash, IN, died Monday, January 18, 1999 at the Care Center. She was born Sept. 10, 1902 at Roanoke County, VA to Lee and Margaret (Harris) Arthur. She married Floyd Smith in Centerville, MI June 16, 1919; he died Sept. 20, 1979.
Bessie was a homemaker who formerly lived on Rt. 2, Wabash, and was a member of the Parkview United Methodist Church of Peru.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carl Samuel (Virginia) Barnett of Wabash and a son, Robert E. Smith, also of Wabash; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, a great-great grandchild, three brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel in Wabash today (Wednesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. J. Robert Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Darlyene W. Wray
Darlyene Wilalee Wray, 67, a resident of Ripon, CA since 1974, died at English Oaks Convalescent Hospital of Modesto, CA. Mrs. Wray was born May 26, 1931 to Howard C. and Gladys (Mohler) Beachler. A native of Surrey, North Dakota, she lived at Laketon, IN from 1936 to 1971, and attended Laketon school. She moved to Modesto, CA in 1971 and then to Ripon, CA in 1974.
She was a member of the Old German Baptist Church. She owned Wray's Variety Store in Ripon, CA for five years, and was one of the charter teachers at Brethren Heritage School.
She is survived by three sobs - Michael A. Wray of Peru, IN, Patrick Wray of Greenville, OH, and Gregory Wray of Salida, CA; two daughters - Ronda Edgecomb of Manteca, CA and Ramma Rosa of Gilroy, CA; two brothers, Elwyn D. Beachler of Laketon, IN and Harlon H. Beachler of Claypool, IN; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held today, Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at the Old German Baptist Church at Ripon, CA; burial was in Wood Colony Cemetery of Modesto, CA.
Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel of Modesto, CA was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Brethren Heritage School, 3549 Dakota Ave., Modesto, CA 95358.
Alvin A. Long
Alvin Anderson Long, 74, of 5 Crescent Dr., Wabash, IN died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 at his residence. He was born Sept. 21, 1924 at Eureka, KS to Herby and Ala (Thomson) Long. He married Annabelle Miller at North Grove, IN on Jan. 26, 1962, and she survives.
He was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ of Wabash, and was a 1941 graduate of Sparta High School in Sparta Twp., IL. A World War II army veteran, he was in the Normandy Invasion; he also served in northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
He was employed at Egyptian Electric Co-Op in Steelville, IL from 1941-1951. He was a line superintendent for the Miami-Cass REMC from 1951-1966 and the general manager from 1966-1970. He then became the general manager of the Wabash County REMC from 1970 until his retirement in 1987. He was a member and served on many committees of the Wabash Valley Power Association, and served as chairman of the Indiana Statewide Job Training & Safety Committee.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons - Howard (Tina) Long, Michael (Debbie) Long and Dale Long, all of Peru, IN; Scott Long of Wabash and Eric Long of Indianapolis; three daughters - Mrs. Robert (Kay) Radel, Jr. of Peru, Mrs. Tony (Suzy) Peterka of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Mark (Lori) Vannette of Decatur, IN; four brothers - Herb (Ruby) Long and Robert (Virginia) Long, both of Moberly, MO, David (Kay) Long of Royal Center, IN and Richard Long of Peoria, AZ; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999) at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel of Wabash. The Rev. John Leinbaugh officiated, and burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Assn., or Wabash-Miami County Home Health Care & Hospice. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Opal M. Windoffer
Opal M. Windoffer, 101, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Peabody Health Care. Formerly of Somerset, IN, Mrs. Windoffer was born Feb. 4, 1897 at Celina, OH to William G. and Etta May (Hammond) Spencer. She married Charles O. Windoffer June 29, 1917 at Kokomo, IN and he preceded her in death April 2, 1970.
Mrs. Windoffer was formerly a homemaker, and an Avon representative. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Bippus, IN.
Survivors include a son Oren R. Windoffer of Venice, FL, and a daughter, Mary Kay Shroyer of Wabash, IN; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary of Wabash, IN; the Rev. Scott Makin officiated and burial was in Peoria Cemetery, Miami County, IN.
Preferred memorials are to Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
James Miller, 81, a resident at 516 Hawthorn Trail, North Manchester, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999 at Caylor-Nickel Medical Center, Bluffton, IN. He was born at Sidney, IN July 23, 1917 to Melvin F. and Nettie Edith (Tully) Miller. He married Vivian Newcomer Nov. 24, 1939.
Jim was retired as 16-year owner of Miller's Barber Shop, North Manchester. He was a member of First Brethren Church, North Manchester. He was a veteran of World War II.
He was a 1935 graduate of Sidney High School, and was a member of the Chain-O-Lakes Barbershop Chorus; a charter member of the Manchester Lions Club, the American Legion Post #286 at North Manchester, and the First Brethren Church choir.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; twin sons Dennis (Margie) Miller of North Manchester and Douglas (Colleen) Miller of West Salem, WI; two daughters - Mrs. Frank (Sue) Basile of Gilbertsville, KY and Mrs. Jack (Christine) Fisher of Mentone, IN; a brother Byron (Zola) Miller of North Manchester and a sister, Bernice Keppler of North Manchester; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Friends may call Friday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 7 p.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary; calling also one hour prior to services Saturday, January 16, 1999, 10:00 a.m. at First Brethren Church, North Manchester. Rev. Kurt Stout and Rev. Marlin McCann will officiate the service. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to First Brethren Church or Timbercrest Crestwood Wing.
Dorothy L. Williams
Dorothy LaVernne Williams, 84, a resident at Community Care Center, Wabash, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at the Center. She was born Mar. 28, 1914 at Wabash, IN to James Oliver Perry and LuLa Laveda (Mitchell) Scranton. She married Leonard Williams July 23, 1939 in Wabash; he died Oct. 11, 1991.
She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church. She was employed as a secretary for Plummer, Tiede, Magley, Metz, & Downs for 16 years until her retirement in 1976. Formerly of Rt. 1, Lagro, IN, she was a lifetime resident of Wabash County. She was preceded in death by a son James Edward Williams and a brother, Robert Edwin Scranton.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), January 13, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Ron Zorn officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
William R. Learned
William R. Learned, 78, of 1335 Vernon St., Wabash, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born in Madison County, Indiana Dec. 30, 1920 to Charles and Delilah (Freestone) Learned. He married Bonnie A. Kelley Brown June 18, 1950 and she survives.
Mr. Learned was a World War II veteran. He was employed as a molder for LaSalle Foundry of Anderson, IN for 19 years and also at Wabash Alloys for seven years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons - Harold D. Learned of North Manchester, Robert L. Learned of Heber Springs, Ark., Michael W. Learned, Noel O. Learned, Larry L. Learned and Troy A. Learned, all of Wabash; three daughters - Mrs. Ralph (Christine) Shrock, Anita L. Davidson, and Mrs. Donnie (Tracey) Leach all of Wabash; 27 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. A daughter, eight brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary at 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Charles Finster officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash, IN.
Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Lynn A. Taylor
The Rev. Lynn Alder Taylor, 86, former chaplain of Calvary Fellowship Homes, 502 Elizabeth Drive, Lancaster, PA, died at the home Thursday morning, Dec. 24, 1998 after a long illness.
He was the husband of the late Ruth Anna Grove Taylor, who died July 1997.
Formerly of Havertown, he retired from the Frank H. Wilson Construction Co., Ardmore, in 1975. He had worked as a bookkeeper. From 1987 to 1996, he served as chaplain for the Calvary Fellowship Homes.
He was an accomplished pianist and organist. He played at Calvary Church of Lancaster, where he was a member.
He graduated from International Business College, Fort Wayne, IN in 1932 and from the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago in 1951. He served as a chief yeoman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was assigned to the British Pacific Fleet in Asia during the war.
Born in North Manchester, IN, he was the son of the late Vinton and Carrie Mae (Johnson) Taylor. Tim, Nancy and Amanda Taylor attended the funeral services in Lancaster, PA on December 30, 1998.
Worley G. Coots
Worley G. Coots, 64, of 1958S 200E, Wabash, IN died of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at his residence. He was born Apr. 26, 1934 at Eolia, KY to James Riley and Maude (Boggs) Coots. He married Shirley Statzer on Dec. 24, 1960.
He was a member of the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from Preferred Tech in Andrews, IN after 38 years employment.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Wabash; a son, Steve Coots of Lagro; a daughter, Mrs. David (Vickie) Metzger of Silver Lake; a guardian daughter, Leah Howard of Harlan, KY; six brothers - Solomon E. Coots of Davison, MI, James L. Coots of Roseville, MI, Dewey D. Coots of Lenox, MI, Ralph B. Coots of Clinton Township, MI, Harold R. Coots of Wabash, IN, and Jackie D. Coots of Fort Wayne, IN; three sisters - Grace O. Short of Mayking, KY, Oma M. Hollon of Tazewell, TN, and Mildred O. Mullins of Michigan City, IN; and one grandchild. A son, Tom, a brother, Ron, and a sister Jewel C. Coots preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Monday, January 11, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel with Dr. Raymond Waldfogel officiating. Burial was in Gardens of Memory Cemetery of Marion.
Preferred memorials are to the Huntington County Hospice. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.