Margaret M. Kendall
Margaret M. Kendall, 79, a resident at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born May 2, 1919 in Wabash County, IN to Hugh and Bessie (Barker) Flora.
She married Josiah D. Kendall on March 24, 1940 in Wabash and he died May 7, 1990. Margaret was a member of the Wabash Christian Church, the Martha Circle, a former diaconate in the church, and a member of the Wabash County Hospital Auxiliary. She was a 1937 graduate of Roann High School, and was retired from the Wabash First National Bank in 1981 after 25 years.
She is survived by two sons - Fred Kendall of Huntington, IN and Daniel Kendall of Wabash; four grandchildren and a great grandson.
Funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel with Rev. Ron Zorn officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Christian Church. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Herman E. Landis
Herman Eugene Landis, 85, of 700 Centennial, Wabash, IN, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. He was born Oct. 3, 1913 at Amboy, IN to Charles and Dessie (Snyder) Landis, Sr. He married Marilyn Warner at Kokomo, IN on March 27, 1947; she died Sept. 13, 1997.
Mr. Landis grew up at Burnettsville, IN, and had lived in Wabash since 1950. He was a member of the Wabash Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from Honeywell, Inc. in Wabash in 1975 after 25 years service there.
He is survived by a sister, Esta Watson of Wabash, and a brother-in-law Leon Warner of Tipton, IN; and several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Friends may call today (Wednesday) at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel in Wabash from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor James Stevanus officiating. Burial will take place in Sharpsville Cemetery, Sharpsville, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Hospital Foundation.
Francis J. O'Hara
Francis James O'Hara, 68, a resident of Wabash Healthcare Center, Wabash, IN, died at the Center Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999. He was born July 7, 1930 at Kankakee, IL to Frank and Hilda (McGral) O'Hara.
He is survived by two sons - Brian O'Hara and Frank O'Hara, both of Elkhart, IN; a daughter Donna O'Hara of Terre Haute, IN and two brothers - Barrett O'Hara of Sunnyside, CA and Pat O'Hara of St. Ann, IL; and six grandchildren.
There will be no visitation nor funeral; cremation will take place.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Donald D. Heckman
Donald Dean Heckman, 79, of 3308W 550S, Claypool, IN, died Monday evening, January 11, 1999 at his residence. He was born Dec. 12, 1919 at Silver Lake, IN to Elza and Gracie Pearle (Moyer) Heckman. He married Esther Beigh Sept. 23, 1939. He was a lifetime resident of the Claypool area, and was a farmer.
Mr. Heckman was a 1937 graduate of Claypool High School. He was a member of the Claypool United Methodist Church, and served on the Clay Township Advisory Board from 1982-1998. He was a member of the Traveling AAA Softball Team in the 1940s.
Survivors include his wife, Esther; two daughters - Mrs. Jerry (Lois) Johnson of Claypool and Mrs. David (Barbara) Shively of Etna Green; a brother, W. Moyer Heckman of Warsaw; four grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call today (Wednesday, Jan. 13) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw, IN. Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Titus Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Mann officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery of Claypool.
Preferred memorials are to the Claypool United Methodist Church, 302 E. Section, Claypool, IN 46510. Titus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Merle A. Minnick
Merle Ardell Minnick, 88, of 3730 South Greenville, Santa Ana, CA, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998 at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA. She was born Sept. 20, 1909 at Swayzee, IN to Oscar and Belle (Hayden) Green. She married Victor R. Minnick on March 13, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN. He died January 13, 1993.
She lived in California the last year and a half, coming from Rt. 1, LaFontaine, IN where she lived for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Richard H. (Jan) Pauley of Irvine, CA, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Graveside service for family and friends will be held Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, IN where burial will take place. The family would like for no flowers to be sent.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, IN was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia R. Meyer
Virginia Ruth Meyer, 88, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998 at Peabody Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1909 at Somerset, PA to N. Frank and Elizabeth (Utzinger) Boyer. She came from Woodbridge, IL to Peabody Community.
She married William J. Meyer in December of 1935; he died Dec. 31, 1952. She was a registered nurse at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Lumen Christi Presbyterian Church of Naperville, and a member of the Nurses Alumni of Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in Chicago, IL.
Survivors include a son, Jerome K. Meyer of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters - Judith Ann "Meyer" Nelson of Roselle, IL and Barbara Jo Cox of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A stepson, Gregory Meyer, three brothers, two sisters and a half-sister preceded her in death.
There is no calling or services. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Robert E. Maynard
Robert E. Maynard, 81, of 724 E. Bradford, Marion, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998 at his residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1916 at Shirley, IN to Alva and Ethel K. (Hendrix) Maynard. He is survived by his wife, France P. Maynard.
He was a life resident of Marion. He retired in 1980 from RCA after 31 years employment. He was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, Barbee Conservation Club, and RCA Sympathy Club. He was the 38th State Champion of Golden Gloves. He was a previous business manager of IBEW Local #1160 of RCA.
In addition to his wife, Frances P., he is survived by three daughters - Earlene K. (Mrs. Don) Wehunt, and Debra L. (Mrs. Jeff) Wagner, both of Marion, IN, and Rita D. Maynard of Muncie, IN; three sons - James W. (Rosemary) Stone of Marion, Stephen P. (Janice) Maynard of Sweetser, IN, and Brian R. (Elizabeth) Maynard of Decatur, IN; a brother, John (Beatrice) Maynard of Marion, IN; a sister, Florence Brunka of Hemet, CA; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Robert Earl Maynard Jr.
Memorials may be made to either Community Hospice of Visiting Nurse Association of North Central Indiana or charity of Donor's choice.
A liturgical wake was held Friday, Jan. 9, at the Needham-Storey North Chapel of Marion, IN. Funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998 at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. C. Alan Funk officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City, IN.
Donald L. Arnold
Donald Lowell Arnold, 73, of 10727 Bouse Dr., Silver Lake, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998 at his residence in Silver Lake. He was born March 14, 1924 at Silver Lake, IN to John and Willodean (Spangle) Arnold. He was married to Helen Murphy March 5, 1947 and she survives.
Mr. Arnold was a 1942 graduate of Silver Lake High School. He was a World War II Army veteran; a member of Elks Lodge #802, Warsaw Lodge #73 F&AM, and American Legion, all of Warsaw. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2919, South Whitley, IN. He was retired in 1984 from the Manchester Foundry following 37 years employment.
In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by a son, Dr. Robert L. Arnold of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Daryl (Nancy) Bradford of North Manchester; a brother, Gene Arnold of Silver Lake; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Monday, January 5, 1998 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary of North Manchester. The Rev. Jim Robbins officiated, and burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Kosciusko County.
William H. Ulsh Sr.
William Howard Ulsh, Sr., 93, of Charleston, SC, died January 7, 1998 in a local nursing facility. Mr. Ulsh was born Feb. 24, 1904 in Laketon, IN to Manias Jacob and Doira (Sholty) Ulsh.
He was a graduate of the University of Indianapolis. He was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.
He was a retired meteorologist with the United States Weather Bureau. He was a member of the Geneologic Society and Moore County Geneological Society.
He is survived by two daughters: Rosa U. Good of Northfield, IL, and Barbara U. Perry of Charleston, SC; a son, Charles Neil Ulsh of Scottsville, KY; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 9, 1998 in John Wesley United Methodist Church, directed by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel. Burial directed by Powell Funeral Home was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Southern Pines, NC Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998.
Letha L. Jones
Letha Laverna Jones, 90, of 1184 Middle St., Wabash, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998 at Community Care Center of Wabash, IN. She was born June 16, 1907 at Akron, OH to Thomas W. and Darmas A. (Critchfield) Hites.
She married Clarence Lloyd Jones March 8, 1924 and he died January 16, 1986. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Wabash.
Survivors include daughters, Darma R. Smith and Helen Kessler, both of Wabash; a son, Clarence Lloyd Jones Jr. of Wabash; a sister Ethel Witham of Wabash; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. A sister, a brother, and a great-grandchild preceded her in death.
Scott Saltsman officiated for the funeral service, held Friday, January 9, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash.
Loretta L. Matheny
Loretta L. "Skip" Matheny, 61, of 6606N SR 25, Rochester, IN (Talma), died Monday, January 5, 1998 at her residence. She had been in failing health since September 1997. She was born Oct. 24, 1936 in Wabash County to Dale and Freida (Curless) Bashore.
She was a homemaker and a former employee of Controls Co., a Division of Singer Co. of North Manchester, IN. She married Freddie Junior Matheny June 9, 1972 at Rochester, IN.
Survivors include her husband, Freddie, at home; two step daughters, Mrs. Terry (Jean) Craig and Judy Zorne, both of Warsaw, IN; four grandchildren; her mother, Freda Bashore of Wabash and a sister, Betty Temple of Wabash.
Funeral service was held Saturday, January 10, 1998 at Foster & Good Funeral Home of Rochester, with Pastor Gerald Zook officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery of North Manchester.
Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetic Foundation.
Elmer L. Sanders
Elmer L. Sanders, 70, of 6725 St. Rd. 16W, Roann, IN died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette, IN. He was born April 30, 1927 at North Manchester, IN to Richard and Opal Irene (Gill) Sanders. He married Alice L. Sanders at Etna Green, IN on Dec. 31, 1956.
He was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, Lagro American Legion, and a Life Member of the Wabash V.F.W. Post 286. He was also a member of the M.A.R.C. (Model A Restorers Club) and Toastmasters Club of Fort Wayne, IN. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Brown Trucking Co., Wabash, in 1978. He was a volunteer fireman for the Poe, Indiana Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife Alice of Roann; two daughters - Rhonda Kendall of Albemarle, NC and Stephanie "Suzie" Stout of Roann; two sons - Lamoine Sanders of Nashville, IN and Robert Sanders of Huntington, IN; a brother, Robert Sanders of Hinesville, GA and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Friends may call at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. The funeral will take place Friday, Jan. 16, at 11:00 a.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel in Wabash, with entombment taking place at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to Lagro United Methodist Church Building Fund.