Robert C. Combs
Robert "Bob" C. Combs, 51, of Edgewater Drive, Silver Lake, IN, died at his home Friday, April 12, 1996. He was born June 7, 1944 at Washington, IN .
Mr. Combs was employed as custodian at Lake View Middle School, and had been an auto mechanic for many years. He attended Silver Lake Wesleyan Church.
He was married Nov. 13, 1964, and his wife, Carolyn, survives at Silver Lake. Other survivors include daughters Mrs. John (Missy) Hel-ton and Annie Combs, both of Sil-ver Lake; a son, Michael Combs of Bloomington, IN; and a sister, Mary Dennison of Fort Wayne.
Funeral service was held Monday, April 15, 1996 at the Casey Lloyd Funeral Home Strong Chapel, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Jimmy Robbins officiating. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Casey Lloyd Funeral Home, Strong Chapel of Silver Lake was in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis P. Kusiak
Phyllis Purdy Kusiak, 76, of 1189 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN died Sunday, April 14, 1996 at her residence. She was born Mar. 19, 1920 at Wabash, IN to Harley Michael and Jessie (Riddile) Purdy. She married Walter Kusiak April 19, 1941, and he survives.
She was a member of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority and Wabash Presbyterian Church. She, along with her sister Eleanor Cross, were familiar on the tennis courts in the city. She was a violinist. She designed beautiful evening dresses and gowns for weddings for many couples. A lifelong Wabash resident, she was a 1938 graduate of Wabash High School and a gifted athlete.
In addition to her husband, Walter, she is survived by sons Gregory Kusiak of Fair Oaks, CA and Gary Kusiak of Bloomington, IN; sisters Harle Thompson of Kissimmee, FL and Lois Purdy of Great Bend, KS; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister.
Friends may call two hours prior to funeral service which will be held Saturday, April 20, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Manchester Avenue Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Ser-vice, built on the land that was for-merly Phyllis' father's small farm where she also lived and died. The Rev. Jeffrey Smith will officiate.
Burial will take place in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, located at Marion, IN. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society. Manchester Avenue Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel M. Saltz
Hazel M. Saltz, 81, of 1502 Villa Court, North Manchester, IN died at her residence, where she had lived the past four years. She had previously lived at 274 W. Tenth St., Peru where she was a former employee of Copeland's Grocery, and where she formerly owned and operated Hazel's News Mart, both at Peru.
She was born in Cass County, IN Sept. 29, 1914 to Roy and Ruby (Robertson) Helvie, both deceased. She married Herman D. Saltz Oct. 3, 1931 and he preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1989. She was a member of the First Christian Church, and the Christian Woman's Fellowship.
She is survived by daughters Beverly Jo Trower and Barbara Jane Bridegroom, both of North Manchester; and stepsons, Richard Saltz of Peru and Ronald Saltz of Arcadia, IN; 21 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 18, 1996, 10 a.m. at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, IN. The Revs. Doug Phillips and George McCarty will officiate, and burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery of Cass County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church Camp Program Fund through Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.
Orville Honeycutt, 68, of RR1 CR 375S, Akron, IN died Thursday, April 11, 1996 at his residence. He had been ill since January 1996.
Mr. Honeycutt was born May 17, 1927 at Paintsville, KY to Valentine and Dollie Honeycutt. A resident of Akron since February 1996, he came from Blaine, KY.
He married Virginia P. Reed April 5, 1945 at Boon's Camp, KY. He was retired in 1971 from Wabash Alloys, Wabash, IN. He was a member of the House of Prayer Church of Akron, IN and Blaine, KY.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Darin (Linda) Fields of Wabash, IN; seven sons - Jerry (and Brenda) L. Honeycutt of North Manchester, Danny (and Brenda) J. Honeycutt, Jim (and Kay) Honeycutt, Larry (and Debbie) Honeycutt, Harold (and Roxanne) Honeycutt, all of Wabash, Bill (and Teresa) Honeycutt and Darrell (and Sheila) Honeycutt, both of Akron; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters - Mrs. Erma Webb and Miss Panzie Honeycutt, both of Boon's Camp, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents and two broth-ers.
Funeral service was held Sunday, April 14, 1996 at the House of Prayer, SR 114E, Akron, IN with the Rev. Danny Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in Akron Cemetery, Akron, IN.
Foster & Good Funeral Home of Akron was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret S. Harter
Margaret S. Harter, 74, of 603 W. Third St., North Manchester, IN died Thursday, April 11, 1996 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born Jan. 8, 1922 in North Manchester to Charles and Eva (Penn) Fitzgerald, both deceased.
She was married to Paul E. Gahl July 3, 1947 and he died June 4, 1969. She then married Ralph R. Harter August. 26, 1972 and he survives, along with a son, Larry Gahl of Danvers, IL; and daughters, Mrs. Don (Madonna) Kistler of Roann, IN and Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Cougnet of Baltimore, MD.; and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church of North Manchester. She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of Ivy Chapter #69 OES. She was formerly employed at Eaton Controls and United Technologies of North Manchester.
Order of Eastern Star service was held prior to the funeral service Saturday afternoon, April 13, 1996 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Rev. J. P. Freeman officiated for the funeral service and burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Charlotte B. (Schutz) Deavel, 68, of Traverse City, died Saturday, April 4, 1998 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
Born Jan. 27, 1930 in North Manchester, IN, she was the daughter of J. Raymond and Salena (Schumacher) Schutz. Charlotte married R. Gary Deavel on May 16, 1953, in North Manchester.
Charlotte was the definition of all that is fine in human na-ture; she was a woman of kindness, grace, and intelli-gence. She was a steadfast wife, mother, and friend; an excel-lent teacher; a deft musician; a diligent volunteer for many groups; a devoted PEO sister; and an engaged and engaging member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Grand Traverse.
She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Manchester College. Her teach-ing career spanned more than 20 years with the Indiana pub-lic schools.
In 1991, she and her hus-band moved to Crystal Lake, residing there until October of 1996, when they moved to Traverse City.
She is survived by her hus-band, R. Gary Deavel, of Traverse City. Other survivors include her children, a son, Col. R. Philip (Cindy) Deavel and their daughter, Charlotte's beloved grand-daughter, Hayley Deavel, all of Montgomery, Ala; a daughter, C. Christine Deavel and her husband, John Marshall of Seattle, Wash. Four brothers preceded her in death, namely J. Raymond (Jack) Schutz, Jr. of Racine, WI, Don Schutz and Richard Schutz of North Manchester, and Harold Schutz of Portland, IN.
Services were held today (Wednesday, April 8, 1998) at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 6726 Center Road. The Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher officiated.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Women's Resource Center, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for the food pantry, or to the Children's Division of the Probate and Juvenile Court of Grand Traverse County.
Arrangements were by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
Purvis M. Dennison, 66, of 3480S Old SR 15, Wabash, IN, died Sunday, April 5, 19098 at Wabash Healthcare Center, Wabash, IN. He was born Nov. 3, 1931 in Johnson County, KY to James (Jimmy) And Maxie (Daniel) Dennison, both deceased.
He married Thelma Dennison on March 4, 1953 in Paintsville, KY. He retired from Ford Meter Box Co. in Wabash, IN. He was a member of the Erie St. Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Thelma, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Noderer, also of Wabash; two sons - Jim Dennison of Marion and Keith Dennison of Wabash; five grandchildren, one great grandchildren and seven brothers and sisters. Three brothers and four sisters pre-ceded him in death.
Funeral service was held this morning, (Wednesday) April 8, 1998 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with the Rev. Bill Bowling officiating. Entombment was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Martha R. Schmalzried
Martha Ruth Schmalzried, 97, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Saturday, April 4, 1998 at Peabody Retirement Community. She was born July 23, 1900 at Rensselaer, IN to Dr. Silas Curtis and Ruth (Russell) Johnson.
She married Carl Otto Schmalzried May 7, 1921 and he died July 19, 1986. She was a member of the Wabash First United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Martha had lived at Peabody Retirement Community since 1988 and in Wabash, IN for 65 years.
She is survived by a half sis-ter, Carolyn Lerche of Wheaton, IL; several nieces and nephews, among which is Berniece Weaver of North Manchester.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at Peabody Chapel with Dr. Bill Moon and Rev. Robert Schmeiser officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery of Urbana, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Caring Circle at Peabody Retirement Community. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Marion J. Hipskind
Marion June Hipskind, 80, Wabash, IN, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998 at Millers Merry Manor West of Wabash, where she had been a resident. She was born June 19, 1917 at Wabash, IN to Charles and Laura (Palmer) Armstrong. She married Karl E. Hipskind Jan. 6, 1934 and he died Jan. 4, 1977. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and she was a homemaker.
She is survived by three sons - Thomas K. and Richard Same, both of Wabash, and Michael of Deedsville, IN; three daughters - Mrs. Robert (Mary) Davidson of Muncie, Mrs. Hoyt (Elizabeth) Summerland of North Manchester, and Mrs. Larry (Margaret) Case of Lagro; 28 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She was pre-ceded in death by a grand-child, a brother, and three sis-ters.
A vesper service was held Sunday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash. The funeral was held Monday, April 6, 1998 at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father Tim Wrozek offi-ciating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
James C. Bain
James Clyde Bain, 73, of 582 State St., Wabash, IN died Friday, April 3, 1998 at Parkview Memorial Hospital of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born Feb. 4, 1925 at North Judson, IN to Clyde and Julia (Wert) Bain.
He married Marlene Harris on March 17, 1973 in Lagro, IN. He was a member of the Wabash Southside Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from General Tire in Wabash, where he worked in the Tool & Die Department.
In addition to his wife, Marlene of Wabash, he is sur-vived by three sons - James Thomas Bain of Lancaster, KY, Daniel J. Bain of Indianapolis, IN, and Paul D. Bain of Seoul, Korea; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with the Rev. Cledies Holbrook offi-ciating. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Edward Mettler, 71, of 796N 100E Lot 1, Wabash, IN died Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1926 at Wabash, IN to David Robert and Marie (Zook) Mettler, both deceased.
He married Margie Connell on June 9, 1945 in Marion, IN. He was a Marine in World War II. He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 15 in Wabash.
In addition to his wife Margie Mettler, he is survived by three daughters - Barbara Eltzroth and Cathy Baker-Mettler, both of Wabash, and Jody Wilson of Frankfort, IN; two brothers - Charles Mettler and Harold Mettler, both of Wabash; four sisters - Imogene Bland, Linda Wilson, Jackqueline Pilgrim, all of Wabash, and Anna Sutherland of Wenatchee, WA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters pre-ceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Friday, April 3, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Father Tim Wrozek officiat-ing. Burial was in Gardens of memory Cemetery of Marion, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash/Miami County Home Health Care. Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Henbgen Manchester Ave. Chapel of Wabash.