Esther C. Rupley
Esther C. Rupley, 86, a resident of South Whitley, died Monday, March 3, 1999 at Whitley Memorial Hospital, Columbia City, where she was admitted on Sunday evening.
She was born June 8, 1912 in Cleveland Township, Whitley County, Indiana, to William H. and Flora (Hanauer) Lepley. Her formative years were spent in Cleveland Township where she attended the Haire School.
In January 1938 she was united in marriage to Daniel C. Rupley. They made their home on a farm in rural South Whitley. Mr. Rupley died in 1972. She was employed at Scott's Restaurant and Darley Barn.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Whitley.
Survivors include a brother, Charles Lepley of Warsaw and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be held Friday, March 12, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of South Whitley, Pastor Jonathan Damon officiating. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Smith and Sons Miller Chapel of South Whitley, and one hour prior to the Friday service at the church. Preferred memorials are to the First Baptist Church [cut off]
Ernest E. Latour
Ernest E. Latour, 90, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Saturday, January 31, 1998 at the Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born February 22, 1907 in Providence, RI to Dolfice and Adelia (Martin) Latour, both deceased.
He married Alice M. Leeson June 27,1936 and she died April 10, 1987.
Mr. Latour was a retired supervisor for Nicholson File Co., Anderson, IN. He was also a member and Past Master of Providence, RI Masonic Lodge, a member and Past Worthy Patron of Providence, RI Order of Eastern Star, and a founding member of Rainbow Girls, Garden City, RI. He was a member of the Largo, FL Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include three sons - Robert W. Latour of Pendleton, IN, Dennis B. Latour of Springfield, VA, James E. Latour of Conway, SC; one daughter - Mrs. Chandis (Donna) Boomershine of No. Manchester; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 3, 1998 at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Anderson, IN. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson, IN with Pastor Ed Priest officiating.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements and preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association.
Ralph M. Delk
Ralph M. Delk, 80, a resident of 312 Sunset Crt., North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, January 29, 1998 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born May 16, 1917 in Miami County, OH to Cletus E. and Lola Mae (Klepinger) Delk, both deceased.
He married Pauline E. Smith December 28, 1941 in Greene, Iowa. He was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren, the Shepherd's Center, and the North Manchester Rotary Club. He received a B.S. Degree from Manchester College in 1940, and an M.A. Degree from Ohio State University in 1955. Mr. Delk was a coach and business teacher at several high schools in Ohio, and was the Principal at Mifflin H.S. in Columbus, OH. He was also the superintendent at the Lykens School in Crawford County, OH & Spencerville Schools in Allen County, OH. He worked for the Church of the Brethren promoting their publication, was business manager of Christian Century Foundation in Chicago, IL, and worked 10 years as administrator of the Morrisons Cove Home in Martinsburg, PA, retiring in 1983.
Survivors include his wife Pauline E. Delk, North Manchester; a son - Philip Douglas Delk of Chicago, IL; two daughters - Mrs. Robin (Francine) Gratz of North Manchester and Mrs. Roger (Linelle) Dickinson of Barrington, IL; a sister - Mrs. Donald (Esther) Arnett of Laura, OH; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorial services were held Saturday, January 31, 1998 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Manchester with Pastor Susan Boyer officiating. The body was cremated and preferred memorials are to Manchester Church of the Brethren or the Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 808, Little Rock, AR 72203.
Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel.
Glenn E. Powell
Glenn E. Powell, 76, of 3762 W. Old U.S. 30, Warsaw, IN, formerly of 107 E. Jackson Street, Mentone, IN, died Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at Prairie View Health Care Center in Warsaw.
He was born April 1, 1921 in Akron, IN to Benjamin and Kitty (Bowen) Powell, both deceased.
He married Julie Bell Reffitt March 23, 1966 in Plymouth, IN and she survives. Mr. Powell had been failing in health for five years. He had lived in Warsaw for two and a half years, coming there from Mentone where he had resided for 31 years. He had been an employee of Kralis Brothers Foods, Inc., Mentone, IN for 18 years and had worked on several area farms.. He was a World War II, U.S. Army Veteran who had served in the Pacific Theater.
Survivors include his wife Julie B. Powell, at home; one step-daughter - Mrs. Jim (Barbara Sue) North of North Manchester; one brother - Boyd and wife Edith Powell of Akron, IN; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Saturday, January 31, 1998 at Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron, IN with the Rev. Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial was at Omega Cemetery near Akron.
Lucille Custer, 85, of 425 Chinworth Court, Warsaw, IN, died Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at her residence in Kosciusko County. She was born December 5, 1912 in Cass County, IN to George and Elizabeth (Fraling) Rush, both deceased.
She married Rev. Leonard M. Custer November 7, 1930 and he died March 11, 1996.
She was a retired bookkeeper for Woodcraft Co. in North Manchester for 23 years. She was a member the West Eel River Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake, IN and also a member of the Pleasant Township Home-Ec Club. She also taught music lessons for 20 years.
Survivors include: a son - Joe K. Custer of Wawaka, IN; two daughters - Mrs. James (Joanne) Sims of Warsaw, IN and Mrs. Dwight (Jane Ellen) Hoffman of Hoopeston, IL; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Friday, January 30, 1998 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary and burial was at Old German Baptist Cemetery, North Manchester with the Rev. Lester Young officiating.
Harriet Elizabeth Haupt
Harriet Elizabeth Haupt, 80, of Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash, IN, died Sunday, February 1, 1998 at Miller's Merry Manor. She was born July 11, 1917 in Wabash County to George and Marie (Coan) Winer, both deceased.
She married Cecil Maxwell Haupt June 27, 1942 and he is deceased. She was a member of Wabash Christian Church, Wabash Women of the Moose, Eagles Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She worked at Data View and Vernon Manor Children's Home in Wabash.
Survivors include: two daughters - Mrs. Lawrence (Shirley Jean) Kessler of LaFontaine, IN and Mrs. James (Diana) Kirby, Jr. of Wabash, IN; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash, IN with the Rev. Ron Zorn officiating. Entombment took place February 4, 1998 in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, located at Marion, IN. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.
Vilma E. Ault-Miller
Vilma E. Ault-Miller, 88, of 6 Wisteria Lane, North Manchester, died Monday, March 9, 1998 at Peabody Health Care Center, North Manchester. She was born August 20, 1909 in Union Township, Miami County, Indiana to Willard C. and Nellie (Cunningham) Kinley. She was first married to Charles W. Ault June 29, 1929 at Twelve Mile, IN and he died Jan. 9, 1969. She married Ray R. Miller, and he died Jan. 25, 1990.
Vilma retired from the Denver Post Office Jan. 19, 1973, where she was a Civil Service Postal Clerk for 20 years and was interim Poastmaster at Denver for 18 months. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Denver, a member of the Denver Baptist Church 64 years, and was a Past Matron of Vashti Chapter Order of Eastern Star of Mexico, IN. She was Volunteer of the Month at Peabody Gift Shop in June 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Marna L. Cunningham of Mary Esther, FL; a son, Jerry M. Ault and his wife Christina of Wabash; stepchildren Lee Miller of Peru, Louise Davis of Denver and Louella Teel of Sun City, FL; three grandchildren - Lori Draper of Wabash, Chris Cunningham of Mary Ester, FL and David Ault of Indianapolis; and seven great grandchildren - Brian and Janelle Draper, both of Wabash, David and Richard Cunningham, both of Mary Esther, FL; and Aaron, Amanda, and Alexander Ault of Indianapolis; and several step grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Maria Stingle; three brothers - Gilbert, Fred, and Harry Kinley; and a son, Robert Gene Ault.
Friends may call Thursday, March 12, 1998 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McClain Funeral Home of Denver, IN.
Funeral service will be held Friday, March 13, 1998, 11:00 a.m. at the McClain Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Bate officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Community Foundation, the Vilma E. Ault-Miller Denver Baptist Church Building Trust Fund.
Amos P. Jackson
Amos Perry Jackson, 62, of 606 South 475 West LT-1, Wabash, IN, died March 9, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. He was born June 30, 1935 at Jewel Ridge, VA to Ira and Ethel (Cooper) Jackson. He married Reba Jean Ray in Richlands, Virginia on Sept. 17, 1955.
He was retired from Gen Corp in 1992 after 30 years. He was a member of the United Rubber Workers Local 628 and a member of the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Reba Jean, of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Vickie) Shafer of Wabash; a grandson, Matthew Lee Shafer of Wabash; sisters, Mrs. Clell (Peggy) Mullins and Mrs. Andy (Shirley) Martin, both of Jewell Ridge, VA; and brothers Kirby Jackson of Roanoke, VA, Ira (Jack) Jackson Jr. of Jewell Ridge, VA and Don Jackson of Fredericksburg, VA. One brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash. Funeral will be held at the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church, 1056 Erie St., Wabash, IN Friday, March 13, 1998 at 2 p.m. Rev. Tim Webb and Rev. Cledies Holbrook will officiate, and burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice and Wabash Skilled Care Center.
Alice Curless, 80, of 5394S St. Rd. 15, Lot 3, Wabash, IN, died Friday, March 6, 1998 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. She was born May 15, 1917 at Wabash, IN to Edward and Maud (Glazier) Putnam. She married Willis C. Curless Jan. 22, 1938 and he died Nov. 5, 1978.
She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church; she worked for White's Institute for 27 years.
She is survived by three sons - C. Edward Curless of Wabash; Donald E. and James L. Curless, both of Lagro; a sister, Martha Byers of Toledo, OH; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and a half sister.
Funeral service was held Monday, March 9, 1998 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with the Rev. Pat J. Tobin officiating. Burial was in Matlock Cemetery, Wabash, IN.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Man-chester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society.
M. Maxine Rickert
M. Maxine Rickert, 87, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Feb. 22, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born March 9, 1910 in Wabash County to Riley and Clara (Welker) Elliott. She married Lawrence Rickert May 31, 1931 and he died Jan. 9, 1978.
She was a graduate of Central High School in 1928. She was retired from Magnavox, Ft. Wayne, IN af ter 45 years employment. She was a member of the North Highland Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Warren (Jane) Lewis of Lima, OH, Mrs. Wendel (Diane) True of Port Orange, FL, five great nieces and nephews and 15 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Memorial service will be held Thursday, at 1 p.m. at Peabody Chapel, North Manchester, with Rev. Robert Schmeiser officiating.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN.
Velma F. Adams
Velma F. Adams, 86, of 1316 Creekside Dr., Apt. #17, Wabash, IN, died Saturday, March 7, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born Dec. 31, 1911 at Speicherville, IN to Earl and Mabel (Murphy) Rife. She married Everett F. Adams Nov. 7, 1934, and he died February 1978.
She was an employee of Hirsch's Department Store in Wabash for 23 years. She was a member of the Wabash First Christian Church.
Survivors include a brother, Marvin Rife of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Don (Frieda) Fraustein of Wabash and Ms. Mildred Harden of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by one son and a sister.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary with the Rev. Ron Zorn officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.
Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.