Beulah A. Richards
Beulah A. Richards, 79, of Canon City, CO, died January 13, 1998. She was born Jan. 8, 1919 in Wabash County, IN to James and Gertrude (Turnipseed) Weller.
Mrs. Richards was a homemaker, member of the Four Square Gospel Church, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A graduate of Olivet College in Kankakee, IL, a bible college, she always worked in her church, usually as an organist, pianist, or in the choir.
She married Glenn Richards in 1939 in North Manchester, IN.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn; sons - Daniel (Tammy) Richards of Canon City; Simon (Sandy) Richards of Colorado Springs, Ben Richards , and one daughter, Mrs. Wayne(Rebekah) Strickland of Concord, N.C.; two sisters and a brother; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Richards.
Graveside services were held January 16, 1998 with the Rev. Simon P. Richards officiating. Family and friends may contact Beulah's family, in care of Dan Richards, 847 Jersey Lane, Canon City, CO 81212.
Harriet G. Simpson
Harriet G. Simpson, 94, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born May 2, 1903 at Millville, PA to Robert B. and Anna (Johnson) Grimes.
She was an English teacher in the Anderson School system for 32 years before retiring in 1955. She was a member of the Manchester United Methodist Church, Ivy Chapter #69 Order of Eastern Star in North Manchester, and Past Worthy High Priest Bethesda & White Shrine in Anderson, IN.
She married Robert Fitzsimmons in 1937 and he died in 1949. She then married Glenn O. Simpson in 1954 and he died on Feb. 11, 1963. She was previously of 201 N. Market St., North Manchester.
Survivors include a step son, Wendell Simpson of York Beach, MA; a step daughter, Mrs. Benjamin (Miriam) Kaplan of Wilmette, IL; a niece, Mrs. W. O. (Dottie) Lowe of Sun City West, AZ; eight step grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren; and a friend Margaret Petrie of North Manchester. A step son and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 at Peabody Chapel, Peabody Retirement Community with Dr. William Scott officiating. Graveside serve was held Saturday afternoon at the Fulton County Union Cemetery of Delta, OH.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Sarah L. Sullivan
Sarah L. Sullivan, 63, of 1008 Beckley St., North Manchester, IN died Sept. 21, 1997 at her residence. She was born April 9, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN to George R. and Dee A. (Allison) Peterson. She married John C. "Jack" Sullivan July 19, 1958.
Mrs. Sullivan graduated from Wabash High School in 1952, and received her B.S. degree and M.A. degree from Ball State University. She began teaching in Albion, MI; taught at W. C. Mills School in Wabash, and retired after 35 years with Manchester Community Schools. She was a member of Tri Kappa, Eagles Lodge Auxiliary, American Legion Post #286 Auxiliary, all of North Manchester. She was Past President and member of Fifth District American Legion Auxiliary; also a member of Indiana State Teachers Association.
In addition to her husband, Jack, she is survived by a son John A. Sullivan of North Manchester; a brother Tom Peterson of Wabash; and five grandchildren. She was preceded by a sister in death.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, 11:00 a.m. at Gardens of Memory Chapel, Huntington County, IN. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery of Huntington. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society, Maple Court, North Manchester, IN.
William A. Strasser
William A. Strasser, 85, of 193 W. Wayne St., Laketon, IN, died Oct. 11, 1997 at the Ft. Wayne Veterans' Administration Medical Center. He was born June 15, 1912 at Logansport, IN to Brazier E. and Jessie (Henderson) Strasser, both deceased. He was a retired farmer and retired from Eaton Controls of North Manchester.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include a son, John Strasser of Laketon; daughters Barbara Jean Miller of Wabash; Shari Bice of Turkey; Ermah Sparks of North Manchester; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997 at the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.
Willie "Bill" Rose
Willie "Bill" Rose, 70, of 160 N. Bass Road, Silver Lake, IN, died Friday, Oct.. 10, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. He was born March 19, 1927 at Prestonsburg, KY to James and Lulu (Shepherd) Rose, both deceased. He was a self employed painter, and attended the House of Prayer of Akron, IN.
Survivors include two sons - Dale Rose of Point Pleasant, W.V., and Dave Rose of Mason, W.V.; daughters Mrs. Steve (Joann) Brubaker of Lagro, IN; Mrs. George (Patricia) Thorton and Mrs. James (Sandra) Thorton, both of Gallipolis, OH; Mrs. Roger (Brenda) Wallace of Silver Lake, IN and Norma Rose of North Manchester, IN; a brother, Ballard Rose of Wabash; two sisters - Martha Nelson of Wabash, IN and Mrs. Henry (Maggie) Shaker of Andrews, IN; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Monday, Oct. 13, 1997 with the Rev. Danny Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Gauer III
Joseph August Gauer III, 35, of Harker Heights, TX, died Oct. 7, 1997 at Troy, Texas as the result of an auto accident. He was born Dec. 15, 1961 at Chicago, IL to Ralph and Mary Gauer, and had lived in the Harker Heights area since 1977. He was a software engineer for computers.
He graduated from Ellison High School in 1979, and from Texas A&M College of Engineering in 1985. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National engineering Honor Society, and was recipient of Distinguished Student and Outstanding Academic Awards at Texas A&M.
Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Mary Gauer of Harker Heights; brothers Ralph Gauer, Jr. and his wife, Karen Carr of North Manchester, IN and Todd Gauer of Friendswood, TX; a sister, Laura Jane Marie Gauer of Smyrna, GA. Joe is the uncle and godfather of Jo Gauer, of North Manchester.
A wake service was held Friday with Father Richard O'Rourke officiating. The funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 11 at the 58th Street Chapel, Ft. Hood with Fr. Carl Pferiffer officiating. The body was cremated.
Mr. Gauer received his Eagle Scout award Oct. 3, 1979 at Ft. Hood, and the family requests memorials be given to Camperships Program Leon Valley Boy Scouts, c/o Heart of Texas Boy Scouts, P.O. Box 7127, Waco, TX 76714. Note: donations should be marked as given in memory of Joseph Gauer III.
Arrangements are by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen.
Annie May Bowen
Annie May Bowen, 88, of 841 Mill St., Wabash, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997 at her residence. She was born May 10, 1909 at Paintsville, KY to Jack and Viola (Spears) Bowen. She moved to Wabash in February 1997 from Van Lear, KY.
She is survived by a son, Russell Smith of Wabash, IN; a brother, Raymond Bowen of Van Lear, KY; sisters Norma Young of Van Lear, KY and Gertrude Horne of Staffordsville, KY; eight grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Main St. Chapel, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service in Wabash on Friday. The body was taken to Jones and Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, KY on Sunday, Oct. 12 where the funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 13, 1997 with Rev. Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery of Paintsville.
Local arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.
Esther L. Jack
Esther Lucille Jack, 71, of 1316 Creekside Drive, Apt. 28, Wabash, IN died Oct. 12, 1997 at Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash. She was born Jan. 31, 1926 in Fulton County, IN to Wallace and Pearl (Lewark) Leonhard. She married Raymond Eugene Jack on April 28, 1949 in Caney, KS; he died in 1954.
Survivors include daughters Mary Lou Heintzelman of Columbia city, IN and Brenda Kay Willits of Kokomo, IN; a son, Charles Stackhouse of Laketon, IN; sisters Mary Brown of Niles, MI and Irene Ford of Wabash; a sister-in-law Martha Leonhard of Wabash; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Two brothers, two sisters, and a brother-in-law preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held this morning (Wednesday), Oct. 15, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Charles "Frank" King
Charles Franklin "Frank" King, 86, of 1659 Grand St., Wabash, IN died Oct. 11, 1997 at his residence. He was born Mar. 8, 1911 at Vincennes, IN to Joseph and Emma (Meredith) King. He married H. Louise Eakin in Wabash on March 29, 1941.
He owned King Pest Control in Wabash and also owned King's General Store at Poor Man's Corner in Wabash. Frank was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash, was a member and past president of the Izaak Walton League of America. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman, was a conservationist and served in the U.S. Army. He received a degree from Purdue University in Entomology.
Survivors include his wife, Louise of Wabash; four sons - Robert L. of Marion, Donald W. of Wabash, Douglas F. of Roann, and Gene L. of Wabash; a daughter, Sarah L. Wilkerson of Wabash; three brothers - James King of Newark, OH, Ronald Flynn of Urbana, IN and Donald Flynn of Wabash; two sisters - Hazel Butler of Indianapolis, IN, and Anne Meyer of Wabash, IN; 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. One son, two grandchildren, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held this afternoon (Wednesday) Oct. 15, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Rev. John Leinbaugh officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Dee Bowman
Ronald Dee Bowman, 53, 4 Bonbrook Dr., Wabash, IN died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 at his residence. He was born Jan. 6, 1944 at Wabash, IN to Ralph and Marie (Hahn) Bowman.
He owned and operated the Old Kettle Saloon in Wabash for 26 years. He was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School, and was a navy veteran serving on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga at Port Magu, CA.
Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Marie Bowman of Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Walt (Donna) Hun-nicutt of Fort Wayne; and brothers Thomas Bowman and Steven (Nancy) Bowman, both of Midlothian, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services was held today (Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel in Wabash, with the Dr. Bill Moon officiating. Burial was in Converse Cemetery, located at Converse, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department.
Pauline J. Coan
Pauline J. Coan, 90, of 54 Doe Valley Dr., Brandenburg, KY, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 at her residence. She was born June 28, 1907 at Wabash, IN to Fred and Sarah (Gatchel) Lehman.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wabash, IN. She married Ralph C. Coan May 5, 1928, and he died March 1, 1990. Pauline was a homemaker and had lived at 660 Spring St. in Wabash several years before moving to Brandenburg, KY in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William (Joann) Tanner of Brandenburg, KY; sons Jack and Richard Coan of Louisville, KY; a sister, Bernice Schlemmer of Lagro, IN; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel in Wabash, IN with the Rev. Scott Saltsman officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Myrtle B. Mitchell
Myrtle B. Mitchell, 79, a resident of Timbercrest Retire-ment Home, North Manches-ter, died at Timbercrest Health Care Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 following an illness of approximately three weeks. She had lived in North Manchester the past two and one-half years, coming from Elkhart, IN after 16 years, and from Fort Wayne 11 years. She was born May 16, 1918 at Hastings, MI to the late Bert and Mae (Ellenbas) Hartgerink.
Mrs. Mitchell was teacher for Ft. Wayne Community Schools and the International Business College; and had taught at a community college. She was also involved in Real Estate sales in Elkhart and Fort Wayne for 16 years. She taught English as s second language while in real estate, and after retiring from real estate.
She married Pastor Olden Mitchell June 18, 1940 in Manistee, MI; he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Janet Mitchell-Dix of Leo, IN; and sons Ronald of McConnellsburg, PA and Vernon of Plymouth, IN; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by two sisters who died this year, Louise Hopkins and Leilah Runyon.
She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren, and the Retired Teachers Association. She was a 1939 graduate of Manchester College and earned the Master's Degree in 1974 from St. Francis College. She enjoyed oil painting, violin and piano playing, and was active in literacy work and served as church librarian.
Private family graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Violett Cemetery, south of Goshen. Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Goshen City Church of the Brethren from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the memorial service which will be held there at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Ed Carl and District Minister Herman Kauffman officiating. An additional memorial service will be held at Timbercrest Chapel Saturday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Timbercrest Auxiliary or the Literacy Network of Elkhart County.
The Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen, IN was in charge of arrangements.