Mildred I. Hoffman
Mildred I. Hoffman, 68, a resident of Rolling Meadows Health Care Center of LaFontaine, IN, died Saturday, March 21, 1998 at the Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1929 at East Point, KY to George and Hattie Mae (England) Music, both deceased.
A home maker, she was married to Lloyd Hoffman April 1949, and he preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1996.
Survivors include two sons - Larry Hoffman of Wabash and Danny Hoffman of North Manchester; two daughters - Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Meade of Silver Lake, IN and Cathy Eilts of North Manchester; four brothers - George Music and Bill Music, both of Laketon, IN, and Charles Music and Frank Music, both of North Manchester; two sisters - Mrs. Gary (Helen) Yentes of North Manchester, IN, and Ruth, address unknown; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. One sister preceded her in death.
Graveside service was held Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN with Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN, was in charge of arrangements.
Arrangements are pending at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Inc. for Joe Bradley of 113 W. Main St., North Manchester, IN. Mr. Bradley died at his residence this morning, March 25, 1998, 5:50 a.m.
Lewis Whitaker, 73, of Silver Lake, IN, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, 9:49 a.m. at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN.
Russell Daniels, Jr.
Russell Daniels, Jr., 58, of 1563 Grand St., Wabash, IN 46992 died Monday, March 23, 1998 at Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. He was born Jan. 17, 1940 at Van Lear, KY to Russell and Dorothy Christine (Brown) Daniels, Sr. He married Lucille Wilson at Wise, VA on Nov. 27, 1971.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15, and the Wabash Eagles Lodge. He had been a truck driver for Denver Equipment in Denver, IN.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of Wabash; a daughter, Tina Stefanski, also of Wabash; sisters Alice Hanke of Newark, DE and Elizabeth Vossler of Lender, TX; brothers, John R. and Tom Daniels, both of Wabash, and David Daniels of Sweetser; five granddaughters and one great granddaughter. One son preceded him in death.
Friends may call Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel. Graveside service will be held Friday, March 27, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at the Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine Burton, 77, of 501 N. Mill St., North Manchester, died Sunday morning March 23, 1997 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born July 5, 1919 in Wabash County, IN to Orville and Etta (Shireman) Emrick. She married Paul Burton August 9, 1941 in Elkhart, IN.
A lifetime North Manchester resident, she was a member of First Brethren Church in North Manchester for 60 years. She worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for Knauff Insurance for nine years.
She is survived by her husband, Paul, of North Manchester; sons Ken Burton and Alan Burton, both of North Manchester; a brother, Lowell Emerick of North Manchester; a sister, Mrs. Dave (Mildred) Roth of Fort Pierce, FL; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, with the Rev. Marlin McCann officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Ruth Luther, 83, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at Timbercrest Retirement Home in North Manchester.
She was born Nov. 10, 1913 in Churubusco, IN, a daughter of William and Fannie (Duncan) Brandon. Her formative years were spent in Churubusco where she graduated with the Churubusco High School Class of 1931. She continued her education at Manchester College, completing in 1933.
After graduation she began teaching in a one-room school in Jefferson Township, Whitley County. She later received a Bachelors Degree from Manchester College and a Masters Degree from Ball State University. She also taught at Coesse and Jefferson. In 1972 she retired from the Riverside Elementary School in Fort Wayne with a total of 31 years of teaching experience.
On June 7, 1941 she was united in marriage to Charles Christian Luther. They made their home on a farm in Jefferson Township, Whitley County for 35 years. In 1989 they moved to Timbercrest Retirement Home where Mr. Luther died January 3, 1997.
She was a member of Laud Christian Church, Indiana Re-tired Teachers Association, and the Whitley County Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include two sons: Charles C. Luther Jr. of Fort Wayne and William Brandon Luther of Springfield, OH; three granddaughters and a step grandson, Serena Luther Johannes of Sacramento, CA, Michelle Luther Knecht of Anderson, Tricia Luther of Chicago, IL and Joshua Shideler of Fort Wayne; two great grandsons, Colby Christian Knecht and Kyle James Johannes; and a sister, Nellie Simon Lloyd of Huntertown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clinton Brandon and a sister, Fern Brandon Jones.
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 22, 1997 at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial was in South Park Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Laud Christian Church or Timbercrest Retirement Home.
Charles A. Southwick
Charles A. (Frosty) Southwick, 92, of 5651W SR 124, Wabash, IN died Saturday, March 22, 1997 at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1904 to Charles W. and Alma (Edgerton) Southwick at Wabash, IN.
Mr. Southwick was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. He was owner of Southwick Pump and Well Service for 43 years. He was a member of Oddfellows Lodge for 63 years.
He married Hazel B. Gilley Nov. 9, 1929. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Janet Carol) Jacobs of Wabash; six grandchildren and three step grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral was held today, March 26, 1997 at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary, Wabash, with the Rev. Pat Tobin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Mildred Music, 72, of 844S 475W, Wabash, died Saturday, March 22, 1997 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born May 5, 1924 in Whitley County, IN to Jesse Sr. and Agnes (Ballard) Parrett. She married Everett Music Oct. 27, 1951, and he survives. She was a homemaker, and mother of Vicki Music of Wabash. Other survivors include a brother, Carl Parrett of Wabash; and sisters Jean Ellen Martinez of Wabash, Evelyn Richards of Marion, IN and Ethel Eckelbarger of Peru, IN. Four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 25, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel, Wabash, with the Rev. Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 1835 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Grace E. Lewis
Grace Ethel Holsinger Lewis, 76, of 310 Green Acre Lane, Wabash, IN, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash. She was born July 1, 1920 at Wabash, IN to Charles and Lula (Leonard) Holsinger, both decreased. She married Daniel Wayne Lewis May 27, 1945 and he died Dec. 30, 1981.
She retired as janitor at Sharp Creek Elementary School, and had been the janitor at Lagro Elementary School. She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God. She was raised by her Aunt Leona Holsinger in Marion, IN.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Ridenour of Wabash; step sons DeWayne Lewis of Wabash and Asher Lewis of Three Rivers, MI; a step daughter, Jane Ford of White Pigeon, MI; and a sister, Edith Crail of Tipton, IN; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Sunday, March 23, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with the Rev. Terry L. Canfield officiating. Burial was in Center Grove Cemetery, located at Lincolnville, IN.
Mary Louise Price
Mary Louise Price, 80, of 1316 Creekside Dr., Wabash, IN died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1917 at Wabash, IN to Arthur C. and Bertha Mae (Bowman) Finkenbiner, both deceased.
She was a lifetime Wabash resident and worked for 32 years at Wabash Magnetics until her retirement in 1983.
She is survived by a daughter, Sue Ann Finkenbiner Dillon of Lagro; sons Richard Price and Jack Price, both of Wabash; a brother, Etson Finkenbiner of Warsaw and a sister, Neomia Burger of Warsaw; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, three brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel with the Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery located at LaFontaine, IN.
Marcella N. Unger
Marcella Nancy Unger, 78, of 6143 W. Elliott Road, Wabash, IN, died March 19, 1997 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 23, 1918 in Wabash County to Ovid and Nora (Long) Niccum. She married John E. Unger Oct. 9, 1938 in Richmond, IN.
She was a member of the Richvalley United Methodist Church, the Linlawn Missionary Society and the Hoosier Homemakers Home Economics Club. She was a lifetime Wabash County resident and a farmer's wife and homemaker.
In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by sons John N. Unger and Sam J. Unger, both of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Hixson of Red Oak, TX; former exchange student, Dr. M.A. (Jan) Akbary, of Kansas City; brothers Marion Niccum and Kenneth Niccum, both of Wabash; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren and one step great-grandchild. Three brothers, four sisters and a daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash with Rev. Bruce Mowery officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association.
Bernice Hively, 83, of 12711N 100W, North Manchester, IN, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at her residence. She was born Dec. 14, 1915 at Silver Lake, IN to Edward and Ethel L. (Cripe) Rautenkranz. She married George Lawrence Hively July 16, 1971 and he survives.
Mrs. Hively was a member of the West Manchester Church of the Brethren, and was a retired second grade teacher at Chippewa and Metro Schools for 20 years. She graduated from Laketon High School in 1933 and from Manchester College. She was a member of the Wabash County Retired Teachers Association and the Wabash County Cancer Survivors Club.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two step sons - Larry Hively of Roann and Kenneth Hively of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Janis) Leckrone of North Manchester, and a step daughter, Mrs. Paul (Joann) Zintsmaster of Roann; a brother, Donald Rautenkranz of Richland Center, WI; four grandchildren and eight step grandchildren; two great grandchildren and 17 step great grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday, April 1, at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2, 1999, at 10:00 a.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, No. Manchester Chapel, and burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, N. Manchester. The Rev. Joan Deeter and Rev. David Rogers will officiate.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.
Nancy J. Clevenger
Nancy Joan Clevenger, 59, of 351 E 190 N, Lot 37, Wabash, IN, died Monday, March 29, 1999 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born Jan. 10, 1940 at Wabash, IN to Robert and Mildred (Fraustein) Harvey. She married James Victor Clevenger July 1, 1966; he died July 6, 1996.
Mrs. Clevenger was a nursing assistant for 25 years.
She is survived by sons Billy Miller of Houston, TX, Ty Miller of North Manchester, Mark Miller of Wabash, Gary Miller of Knoxville, TN, James Scott Clevenger of Peru, and step son Jeff Clevenger of Kimmel, IN; daughters Mrs. Doug (Debbie) Stacy of Akron, IN, Mrs. Heath (Robin) Newsome of Huntington, IN and step daughter, Mrs. Roger (Jody) Ruch of Kimmel, IN; a sister Margaret Holland of Houston, TX; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister preceded her in death.
Friends may call today (Wednesday, March 31, 1999) at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 1, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary, the Rev. Worlie Newsome Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.
Z. Mel Blickenstaff
Zera Mel Blickenstaff, 82, a resident of Grace Village, Winona, Indiana, died Saturday, March 27, 1999 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, IN. He was born June 15, 1916 at North Manchester, IN to Jesse L. and Rosa M. (Metzger) Blickenstaff. He married Mary Metzler June 1, 1942, and she survives.
Mr. Blickenstaff was graduated from Central High School of North Manchester, and earned the B.S. degree from Manchester College, the Masters and P.E. degrees from Indiana University.
He served as a coach and teacher in several Northern Indiana high schools, and was athletic trainer at Columbus High School from 1951-1962, and Indiana State University from 1962-1978. He served as an athletic trainer in the Pan American Games at Mexico City, Summer Olympics at Montreal, Olympic Gymnastic Tour of China, World Games in Gymnastics in both Strasbourge, France and Ft. Worth Texas, and International Invitational Meet in Gymnastics that did not compete in Moscow Olympics in 1980.
He has written many articles, and received N.A.T.A. awards, and delivered speeches and lectures throughout his teaching career.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Warsaw; he served three years in the Army Air Force during World War II.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons - James J. of Glenview, IL, John R. of Martinsville, IN, and William J. of Greenville, SC; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary of North Manchester, with the Rev. Lester Young officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery of North Manchester. Memorials may be made to that of the donor's choice.