Treva Lois Miller
Treva Lois Miller, 71, of 1187 N. Miami, Wabash, IN died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at Indiana University Medical Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. She was born March 31, 1926 in Wabash County, IN to Ernest and Louise "Lucy" (Barker) Miller, both deceased.
Treva was a registered nurse at Wabash County Hospital for 43 years, retiring in 1991. She is survived by a brother, Keith Miller of Wabash; two sisters - Mrs. Carl (Jeanette) Miller of Perrysburg, IN and Mrs. Glenn (Doris) Smith of Marion, IN. She was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Van Prater, and a brother, Herbert Miller.
Funeral service was held Friday, March 27 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel with the Rev. Michael Heinbaugh officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, located at Urbana.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Glen R. Frantz
Glen R. Frantz, 99, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. He was born Oct. 28, 1898 in Kosciusko County to Cornelius G. and Sarah J. (Long) Frantz.
Glen R. Frantz was a lifetime resident and retired cattle and hog producer in the North Manchester area. He married Opal M. Anderson on Feb. 2, 1919 in Wabash County. She died Oct. 15, 1971. He then married Clara Wolf Blocher on Sept. 5, 1972 in Wabash County; she died Sept. 5, 1997. He was a member of the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son Virgil R. (Karen) Frantz of North Manchester; three daughters - Mrs. Dennis (Ruth) Landes of New Carlisle, OH, Velma Fry and Carolyn D. Frantz, both of North Manchester; a step son, Morris E. (Louise) Blocher of Delphi, IN; step-daughters Mrs. Ralph (Mary Evelyn) Karstedt of Bremen and Mrs. Jerry (Kathleen) Cable of Rossville, IN; 10 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 15 step great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, a sister, a grandchild, a step grandchild and three great grandchildren.
Funeral was held Saturday, March 28, 1998 at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial was in the Old German Baptist Cemetery of North Manchester.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Timothy S. Beachler
Timothy S. Beachler, age 2, of 5208W 900S, Wabash, IN, died Thursday, March 26, 1998 at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1995 at Peru, IN to Steven and Susan (Miller) Beachler.
He is survived by his parents; a sister Emily at home; brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Stephanie Beachler of Taylorsville, Miss.; brothers Chris, Kristofer and Jonathon Beachler, all at home; niece and nephew Megan and Brad Beachler of Taylorsville, Miss.; maternal grandparents Maurice and Marjorie Miller of Modesto, CA; and paternal grandparents,
Herman and Eileen Beachler of North Manchester.
Funeral service was held Sunday, March 29, 1998 at the Plevna Dunkard Brethren Church, Plevna, IN. Robert Carpenter and Lloyd Lorenz officiated, and burial took place in the German Baptist Cemetery of North Manchester.
Laird Funeral Home of Amboy, IN was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret L. Krisher
Margaret Lucille Krisher, 79, of 317 Blair Pike, Peru, IN, died Sunday, March 29, 1998 at Miller's Merry Manor of Peru. She was born Nov. 28, 1918 at Perry Township, Miami County, IN to Clarence and Vesta (Deal) Adamson.
She married Kenneth (Kack) Krisher in Warsaw, IN June 21, 1945; he died April 7, 1993. Margaret was a homemaker and had worked at General Tire in Wabash and Bailey Manufacturing in Peru. She was a 1937 graduate of Gilead High School.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Judith) Fromholz of Wabash; a son, Ronnie Krisher of Chili, IN; a brother, Milo Adamson of Peru; and two grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Graveside service was held today (Wednesday), April 1, 1998 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, IN with the Rev. William Shewman officiating.
Preferred memorials are to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Northern Indiana Chapter, Jefferson Medical Arts Building, 919 Jefferson Blvd., #01, South Bend, IN 46617-3119. Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara A. Sagarsee
Barbara Ann Sagarsee, 59, of 111 W. Market St., Apt. 423, Wabash, died Sunday, March 29, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born July 15, 1938 at Wabash to Donald D. and Georgia Gladys (Morris) Harding.
Barbara was a homemaker, married to Tom Sagarsee in Wabash on Nov. 14, 1992.
In addition to her husband, Tom, she is survived by a daughter, Gina Garcia of Wabash and a son, Troy Davis, also of Wabash; three sisters - Cecilia Dancer of Fort Wayne, Betty Shropshire of Ossian, and Virginia Cook of Anderson; a brother, Gerald Harding of Wabash; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), April 1, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel in Wabash, with Rev. Larry Warren officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery, located at Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.
Eleanor Ballard, 86, of 270 N. Maple St., Wabash, IN, died Monday, march 30, 1998 at her residence. She was born March 6, 1912 at Wabash, IN to Earl C. and Emma (Freising) Roberts.
She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church. She was employed at the P&K Store for 10 years.
She is survived by a son, James W. Ballard of Wabash; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary today, April 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 2, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary, with the Rev. Ron Zorn officiating.
Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Christian Church.
L. Lee Lefforge
L. Lee Lefforge, 80, of 408 N. Sycamore Street, North Manchester, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at his residence. He was found in his residence March 1, 1999. Death was ruled natural causes by the Wabash County Corner's office. He was born Nov. 8, 1918 in Wabash County to Dale E. and Mabel Berniece (Grimes) Lefforge.
He graduated from Chester High School in 1936, and attended Manchester College. He served in England during World War II where he flew P-51 escort planes in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from the North Manchester Post office after 25 years of service. He was a member of the N. Manchester United Methodist Church.
He is survived by three brothers - Jesse of North Manchester, Max of Warren, MI, and Donald of San Jose, CA; and a sister, Dorothy Maxwell of Indian Atlantic, FL. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Friends may call Thursday, March 4, from 2 to 7 p.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 5, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. William Hemmig officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.
Kenneth D. Reed
Kenneth Devon Reed, 72, of Rt. 1, Roann, IN, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at Ft. Wayne's Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient since Wednesday, due to a sudden illness.
He was born May 16, 1926 at North Manchester, IN to the late John and Elizabeth (Floor) Reed, and was a lifetime resident of the Roann - Macy areas. He married Ann Marie Lawson Oct. 22, 1949 at Rochester, IN. He was retired from working at the N. Manchester Foundry. He was a member of St. Robert's Catholic Church of North Manchester.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Marie; three sons - Michael J. and wife Maureen Reed of Naples, FL, David D. and wife Pam Reed of Noblesville, IN and Daniel W. Reed of North Manchester; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; three sisters - Mrs. John (Carol) Fike of North Manchester, Mars. Hugh (Rosea) Campbell of Wabash; and Imogene Kock of Larwill, IN; four brothers - Harold and wife Lucille of North Manchester; Donald Reed and Delbert Reed, both of North Manchester, and Glen Reed and wife Bonnie of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kenneth Reed, Jr.; a sister, Ruth Reed; and a brother, Howard Reed.
Funeral mass was held Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at St. Robert's Catholic Church of North Manchester, with Father Ronald Ramenaden officiating. Burial was in Plainview Cemetery of Macy, IN.
Foster & Good Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Harold R. Wood
Harold R. Wood, 67, of 708 Grant St., North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999 at Ft. Wayne's Lutheran Hospital. He was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Kosciusko County, IN to the late Dale A. and Florence E. (Gall) Wood. He was retired from General Telephone Company. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict.
Survivors include four sons - Kim and Harold, both of North Manchester, Joe Wood of Seymour, IN and Tom Wood of Findlay, OH; a daughter, Mrs. James (Denise) Baldacci of North Manchester; a brother, Robert Wood of Bremen, IN and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Mary Jane) Robbins of Ft. Wayne, IN; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Service will be held at a later date in the Laketon Cemetery. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Barbaraetta L. Bostic
Barbaraetta Louise Bostic, 80, of 315 Birchwood Ct., Wabash, IN died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 at Community Care Center of Wabash. She was born Oct. 21, 1918 at Wabash, IN to Franklin O. and Dorothy L. (Wittery) Brown. She married Harold L. Bostic Oct. 3, 1936 in Wabash, and he died Dec. 7, 1991.
Mrs. Bostic was retired from Cyclone Seeder Co. of Urbana, IN in 1980 after 13 years service. She was a lifetime Wabash resident and a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15 Auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. D. Duane (Madelyn) Keffaber of Wabash; a son, Frank Bostic of Chicago; a brother Grover Brown of Wabash; three granddaughters and one great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
Funeral service was held today, March 3, 1999, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel of Wabash, with the Rev. Larry Stevens officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.
Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.
Bessie O. Fetters
Bessie Oleta Feeters, 95, of Rt. 2, Peru, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 at Dukes Memorial Hospital of Peru. She was born Oct. 22, 1903 in Miami County, IN to Charles and Nora (Davis) Beets. She married John Fetters March 29, 1924 in Miami County, IN; he died Sept. 23, 1989.
She was a 1922 graduate of Kokomo High School. She attended Bennetts Switch United Methodist Church and Paw Paw United Methodist Church, both in Miami County. She and her husband operated the Curve In Filling Station, south of Peru on Old 31 for many years. In recent years, she was known as the "Shell Lady" from shells that she collected in Florida and made into crafts she sold at Heritage Days in Peru and other town street fairs in the area. She was a lifetime resident of Miami County.
She is survived by two daughters - Mrs. Joe (Elinora) Bissnett of Sebring, FL, and Rev. Connie and Jerry Payne of Peru; sisters Nellie Scott of Franklin, IN and Juanita Ascenzia of Waterford, N.Y.; four granddaughters and three grandsons; and 10 great grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held this afternoon, March 3, 1999 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel with the Rev. Richard K. Fox officiating. Burial was in Rankin Cemetery, located at Bunker Hill, IN.
Following the service, friends may call at the home of Connie and Jerry Payne, Rt. 2, Peru after 5:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Bennetts Switch United Methodist Church or Paw Paw United Methodist Church. Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Sadie Miller, 86, of 285E 950N, North Manchester, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born July 26, 1912 at Pie, W.V. to Leander and Emma (Hatfield) Blankenship. She married Jesse L. Miller June 20, 1929, and he preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1977.
She was a homemaker, and a member of the Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God of Silver Lake.
Survivors include five sons - Carl R. and Arthur L. Miller, both of North Manchester, Evert J. and Charles S. Miller, both of Charlotte, N.C., and George F. Miller of Lawton, OK; two daughters - Mrs. Paul (Stella) Burgess of Charleston, W.V. and Mrs. Chester (Janice) Chafin of Lenore, W.V.; brothers Willie Lee Blankenship of Chicago, IL and Joe Blankenship of Gilbert, W.V.; and sisters Mrs. Earl (Hazel) Gibson of Wharncliffe, W.V. and Patsy Oberle of Highpoint, N.C.; 49 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Two sons, a daughter, seven brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, N. Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.