Ethel M. Frey
Ethel Mae Frey, 94, of Wabash, and formerly of Roann, died at Wabash Skilled Care Center, Wabash, March 27, 1997. She was born Sept. 1, 1902 in Wabash County to Frank and Sadie (Siders) Trisler. She was first married to Howard Ulrey, then she married Jack Gillespie. Her third marriage was to Paul Frey. All are deceased.
She was a member of the Roann United Methodist Church, and the Happy Homemakers Home Ec Club. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters - Dorothy Bowman of Roann, Betty Hilligoss of South Whitley, and Doris Bechtold of Columbia City; a brother Roy Trisler of Wabash; 12 grand-children, 21 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. A brother pre-ceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 29, 1997 At the Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, with the Rev. Brad Cooper officiating. Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery of Roann. Preferred memorials are to the Roann United Methodist Church.
Inez T. Moore
Inez Troutner Moore, 87, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died March 25, 1997 at Peabody Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 14, 1909 in Adams County, IN to Linzy L. and Eva Anne (Rash) Troutner. She married Leonard L. Moore June 15, 1929 and he died in 1986.
She was retired from Heckman Bindery of North Manchester. She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters - Phyllis Penrod of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Dean (Jeanette) Bunce of Hagerstown, IN; sisters Opal Andrews and Grace Foor, both of Decatur, IN; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Graveside service was held today (Wednesday), April 2, 1997 at Oaklawn Cemetery, with the Rev. William Hemmig offici-ating. A memorial service was held later this afternoon at the North Manchester United Methodist Church. The family received friends following the memorial service at the church.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to Peabody Retirement Community or United Methodist Church.
Patricia B. Cook
Patricia B. Cook, 68, of 104 Thompson Dr., Moore, OK, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996 at So. West Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK. She was born Jan. 29, 1928 at Deedsville, IN to Merl and Edna (Roberts) Fetrow, both deceased.
She married Galen Frantz in January 1951; he died Sept. 20, 1976. She then married Emmett Cook who survives. She was a homemaker and a resident of Moore, OK since 1960. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Moore, OK.
In addition to her husband, Emmett Cook, she is survived by a son, Eric Gene Frantz; a brother James Fetrow of Glocester, VA; four sisters - Maxine Beecher of Valparaiso, IN, Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) Lautzenhiser of North Manchester, Jean Swartz of Akron, IN and Mrs. Charles (Sue) Widner of Sebring, FL; and two grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death.
The Rev. Carl Lemna officiated at the funeral services held Monday, April 8, 1996 at Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, and burial which was in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.
Doris E. Parr
Doris Elizabeth Parr, 84, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Wednesday, April 3, 1996 at Peabody Healthcare Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1911 in Wabash County to Elbert and Elsie Dora (Kent) Lindley.
A graduate of Lagro High School and Manchester College, she taught school at Dora, Lincolnville, Lagro, and Southwood Elementary School for a total of 40 years. She was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, AARP, Marion YWCA, and Retired Teachers Association.
A son, Linwood Lindley Parr of Littleton, CO, survives along with two grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death.
Pastor Douglas Bytwerk officiated at the April 6, 1996 funeral services held at Main St. Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service. Burial was in Lagro Cemetery, Lagro, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.
Forrest E. Reed
Forrest Emerson Reed, 95, of 12051 Hampton Ct., Carmel, IN, died Monday, April 21, 1997 at American Village Retirement Community of Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 27, 1902 at Pleasant Hill, OH to Alonzo C. and Anna (Landefeld) Reed. He mar-ried Catherine Reed who died in May, 1952. He then married Jeanne Stephenson August 15, 1953 who survives.
He received his undergraduate education at Miami University and Ashland College, from which he received his baccalaureate degree in 1923. He earned a master's degree at the Univer-sity of Michigan in 1926. Professor Reed also studied at the University of Chicago, Alliance Francaise in Paris, the Universi-dad Nacional de Mexico, the Institut de Touraine de I'Universite de Poitiers, and Purdue Uni-versity. His fields of specializa-tion are French and Spanish.
Beginning his teaching career in an Ohio junior high school, Professor Reed taught two years at Ashland College, three sum-mers at Juanita College, one summer at LaVerne College, and spent three years as a Library Assistant at the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the faculty of Manchester College since 1927 and has served as Professor of French and Spanish and Head of the Department of Modern Lan-guage, retiring in May, 1967.
Professor Reed's professional memberships include the National Federation of Modern Language teachers, the American Association of Teachers of French, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Modern Language Association. For 12 years he served as secretary of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. He has traveled in Mexico and has made two ex-tended trips to Europe. He is also a member of the First Brethren Church of Goshen.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step daughter, Di-ane Cripe of Carmel, IN and a step son, John L. Oswald of Jupiter, FL; and nine step grandchildren. A son and a step son preceded him in death.
Private graveside service will be held Saturday, April 26, 1997 at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN. Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service is in charge of arrange-ments.
Preferred memorials are to the First Brethren Church of Goshen or the Manchester College Library Fund.
James D. Warren
James Delbert Warren, 63, of 125 N. Allen St., Wabash, IN, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1934 to Frank E. and Martha (McDonald) Warren, both deceased. He married Margie Taylor June 17, 1975, and she survives.
He was an employee of Wabash Alloys for 23 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James Warren of Pontica, IL; step sons Glendale McVay of Rochester and Jack Markham of Evansville; step daughter, Pat Markham of Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother, Dannie Warren of Chesapeake, OH; sisters Mrs. Frank (Martha) Collins, Mrs. Anna Slone, Mrs. Beryle (Shirley) Miller and Mrs. Rena Warren, all of Wabash; Mrs. Bertha Christian of Amarillo, TX and Mrs. Orville (Linda) Warren of Lagro; one grandchildren and six step grandchildren; and one great grandchild. One sister preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be held Friday, April 25,1997 at 2 p.m. at the Friends Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Phillips officiating.
Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mor-tuary was in charge of arrangements.
Ella L. Ireland
Ella Louise (Goehler) Ireland died March 15, 1997. She was born July 23, 1920 in Pana, IL to Clarence and Bernice Goehler. She moved to Laketon, IN in 1927 where the family ran the Sunrise Dairy for many years. She graduated from Laketon High School in 1938 and later from Wayne Beauty College. In 1942 she married Frank M. Ireland.
Ella is survived by her husband Frank, daughter Julie Washington, grandchildren Erin and Bharti, sister Mary Ohmart; brothers-in-law Jean Ireland (Marie) and Lester Binnie, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Livonia, MI where she was a member.
Anyone wishing to make donations may send them to St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, S.D., or Christ the King Lutheran Church, 9300 Farm-ington Road, Livonia, MI 48150.
Jeanette Lochner, 88, of Fort Wayne, IN died April 19, 1997 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 22, 1908 at Larwill IN to Edward and Alice (Gebert) Eby.
She was a retired secretary for Indiana Service Corporation. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors of America, and was Past President of PTA for former Riverside School.
Survivors include her husband, Elsworth P. Lochner; a daughter, Judy A. Kanning of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Phyllis J. Russell of North Manchester; a stepson, Stanley C. Goff of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home of Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Keith Olson officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven.
Marie Dillman, 98, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died April 17, 1997 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1898 at North Manchester to Albert J. and Lydia (Mishler) Walther.
She married Lloyd E. Dillman April 28, 1921 in North Manch-ester, and he preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1969. She was a graduate of Chester High School, and attended Manchester College. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren for many years and a member of the Huntington Church of the Brethren during the time she lived in Huntington. She was also a member of the North Manchester Historical Society and The Garden Club. She was an avid gardener and grew decorative gourds and fashioned them into art objects. She was also a student of genealogy and she prepared a lengthy booklet of Walther genealogy.
She is survived by sons Louis Dillman of Brunswick, ME and Thomas Dillman of Delaware, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Rose Marie Overman of Mishawaka, IN; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and three brothers.
Funeral service was held April 21, 1997 at Timbercrest Chapel with Rev. John Mishler and Rev. Helen Beery officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.
Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Naomi Beatrice Burns, 82, of 1465 Adams St., Wabash, IN, died April 18, 1997 at Wabash Healthcare Center, Wabash,. IN. She was born Feb. 15, 1915 in Erie Twp., Miami County, IN to Dorsey and Maude (Zimmerman) Day. She married Oren Burns Oct. 14, 1937 at St. Joe, MI. She worked at Ogans Grocery on Pike Street and Scotts Dime Store in Wabash. She was a 1934 graduate of Peru High School.
Survivors include her husband, Oren of Wabash; and a brother, L.E. Day of Peru. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Monday, April 21, 1997 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Scott Makin officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.
Mary K. Eddingfield
Mary Kathryn Eddingfield, 72, of 23 E. Hill St., Wabash, died April 18, 1997 at Martin Memorial Hospital, Stuart, FL. She was born March 1, 1925 at Wabash, IN to Charles L. and Lila (Handwerk) Moore.
A lifetime Wabash resident, she was a registered nurse. She was also office manager at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary for 30 years.
She graduated from Ball State University in 1945, and married Dale W. Eddingfield Aug. 26, 1950, and he survives.
She was a member of First Methodist Church, Wabash. She was also a member of Ladies of the Moose of Wabash, Elks Auxiliary of Wabash, and American Legion Auxiliary of Wabash.
Other survivors include a son, Joseph W. Eddingfield, of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Sara) Karst of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Nedra Garrison of Wabash; and three grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), April 23, 1997 in the chapel of the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary with Rev. Paul Horine officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery.
Gordon W. Brooks
Gordon William Brooks, 76, of 1186 Falls Ave., Wabash, died April 14, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1921 at Wabash to Isaac and Anna (Summers) Brooks. He married Ruth Christman Feb. 3, 1942 in Wabash.
Mr. Brooks owned Brooks Realty in Wabash until his retirement in 1976. He also was a real estate developer, having developed Brooks Acres Addition. He also helped develop Candelite Village, where he also built most of the new homes. He helped design and build Lee Brook & Miami Heights Apts. and constructed several build-ings throughout the city. At one time he farmed and raised cattle. Mr. Brooks was a Republican candidate for mayor of Wabash in 1971 and for the Wabash City Council in 1975. He was a for-mer member of the Wabash Carnegie Public Library board of directors and a 1938 graduate of Wabash High School.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Friday, April 18, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel with Pastor Will McLaughlin officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.