Edith I. Stauch
Edith I. Stauch, 92, formerly of 230 W. High Street, Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1996 in the Timbercrest Retirement Home, North Manchester, where she had resided since 1992. She was born June 11, 1904 in Whitley County, IN to Charles H. and Martha A. (Poore) Miller. She married Wilbur Stauch June 25, 1927 in Huntington; he preceded her in death April 1974.
Mrs. Stauch was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's First United Church of Christ in Huntington.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Helen) Mansbarger Settlemyer of Fort Wayne, IN; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 27, 1996 at the Myers Fu-neral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington with Rev. Raymond Scribner and Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's First United Church of Christ Cemetery, Huntington.
Preferred memorials are contributions to the St. Peter's First United Church of Christ, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.
David L. Bolinger
David Lee Bolinger, 49, of 408 E. Sixth Street, North Manchester, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1996 at his residence. He was born April 26, 1947 at Huntington, IN to Paul L. and Eileen (Brubaker) Bolinger of North Manchester.
He was a self-employed printer.
Survivors include a brother, Paul Richard Bolinger of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Rose-lene) Brown of Davenport, FL.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary with William L. Miller of the Wabash Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Ceme-tery of Wabash County.
Wilma E. Nellans
Wilma E. Nellans, 83, a resident of Timbercrest Retire-ment Community, North Manchester, and for-merly of Mentone, IN, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997 at Timbercrest. She was born Sept. 25, 1914 in Marshall County to Raymond and Clara (Shivley) Sponseller. She married Frank H. Nellans Feb. 27, 1940 and he died Nov. 27,1989.
She was a homemaker. She attended the Akron Church of God, and attended Manchester College two years.
She is survived by two sons - Gale D. Nellans and wife Patricia of Hawaii, and Miles L. Nellans and wife, Rose, of Warsaw, IN; two grandchildren, Melissa and Eric Nellans.
Friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, IN where funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. James Malbone of the Akron Church of God will officiate and burial will be in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, IN.
Doris Badertscher, 78, of Woodspoint #24, North Manchester, IN died Oct. 3, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born Nov. 1, 1918 at Bluffton, IN to Robert and Caryl (Goodspeed) Lee. She married Francis Badertscher Dec. 12, 1943 in Bluffton, IN.
She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church and an honorary member of Tri Kappa Sorority.
Survivors include her husband Francis; a son, Richard of Indianapolis; and a daughter Mrs. Ted (Caryl) Straiger of North Manchester; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 6, at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel with Rev. William Hemmig officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Daisy M. Davidson
Infant Daisy Marie Davidson died on the day of her birth, Oct. 2, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born to Daniel Wayne Davidson and DeLila Ann Noland, both of North Manchester.
Paternal grandparents are Donald and Jill Davidson of North Manchester and Billy and Freda Patton of Wabash. Paternal great grandparents are Laura Etta Davidson and Terry Zintsmaster, both of Wabash. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Beverly Noland of Marion, and Larry Noland of Wabash. Maternal great grandparents are Jack and Ruth Sizemore of Swayzee, Clifford and Helen Noland of Wabash, and Robert and Doris Stambaugh of Huntington.
Graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 6, 1997 at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Paul S. Porter
Paul S. Porter, 78, of 3564 W SR 124 Wabash, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997 at Marion General Hospital, Marion, IN. He was born May 17, 1919 to Owen and Alice (Bond) Porter. He married Colene Wilson in Phoenix, AL on August 25, 1942. He retired from Diehl Machine in 1981 after 36 years. He was an army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Colene of Wabash; daughter Mrs. John (Karen) Scott of Kokomo; a sister, Inez Harrell of Florida; a half-sister Mrs. Richard (Polly) Timmons of Defiance, OH; a brother Donald Porter of Florida and a grandchild. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare & Hospice.
Jerry D. Harris
A private family service was held for Jerry D. Harris, 51, of Colera Oklahoma, who died Sept. 25, 1997 at Texoma Medical Center, The son of Robert and Vera Parson Harris, he was born July 9, 1946 in Brawley, Calif.
Mr. Harris married the former resident Becky S. Brubaker July 27, 1968 in Vista, Calif.
Survivors include his wife of the Calera home; son Jerry Don Harris of Coleman, Oklahoma; daughter Jennifer Rebecca Busby of Denison, Texas and one granddaughter.
Beulah A. Main
Beulah A. Main, 98, of Muncie, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 29, 1997 at her residence fol-lowing a brief illness.
She was born in Delaware County, attended schools ion Muncie and attended Muncie Normal Institute, now Ball State University.
Mrs. Main was a homemaker and lived almost her entire life in the Muncie area, except for a few years in North Manchester. She was a member of College Avenue United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Helen R. Yount of North Manchester and Mildred R. Teverbaugh; four grandchildren; six great grand-children; and two great-great grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Watterman Main.
Services will be held in Elm Ridge Cemetery, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997; burial will follow.
Friends may call at the ceme-tery one hour prior to service time on Thursday. Memorials may be directed to College Avenue United Methodist Church. The Meeks Mortuary, 416 E. Wash-ington St., Muncie, IN 47305, is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley A. Craig
Shirley A. Craig, 74, of 311 S. Maple Street, Akron, IN died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997 at her home. She had been in failing health for the past six weeks.
She was born Sept. 30, 1923 at Akron, IN to Harry and Myrtle (Raymer) Howard, both of whom preceded her in death. She lived her entire life in the Akron area in the same house in which she was born with the exception of two years. She married Arthur R. Craig January 26, 1947 at Rochester, IN.
She worked for 29 years as secretary for Sonoco Products Co., of Akron, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Akron Church God, and was on the Akron Library Board of Directors, and the Akron Cemetery Board of Directors. She was also a teacher's aide and a substitute teacher for the Akron Elementary School for the past five years.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur, at home; three nieces - Mrs. Tom (Sandra) Burch of North Manchester, Ann Kreider of Yardley, PA, and Paula Foellinger of Indianapolis; a nephew, Craig Schaller of Indi-anapolis; and a sister-in-law, Maxine Schaller of Indi-anapolis. She is also survived by several cousins, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death with her parents are three sisters - Evelyn Howard, Florence Richter, and Alice Ambridge.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Foster & Good Funeral Home of Akron, or in the Akron Church of God one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 1997. The Rev. James Malbone will offi-ciate and burial will be in Akron Cemetery, Akron, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Akron Church of God or to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation (ALS) (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Clyde O. Duker
Clyde Oliver (C.O.) Duker, 88, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 at Wabash Skilled Care Center, Wabash. He was born March 19, 1909 at Nappanee, IN to Dwight and Ella (Johnson) Duker, both deceased. He married Sarah Irene Poor at Celina, OH on August 24, 1935. She died Feb. 7, 1992. C.O. was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church and the Wabash Lions Club. He was a retired school teacher who had taught for eight years at Concord Township Schools in Elkhart County, eight years at Concord Township Schools in DeKalb County, and 24 years at the Metropolitan School District in Wabash County. He had lived in Wabash since 1952, coming from DeKalb County, IN, before moving to Peabody Retirement Community.
Survivors include two sons - Douglas D. of Akron, OH and Denis C. of Chanhassen, MN; a daughter, Dorinda D. Lee of Nashville, TN; a sister, Clara Eaton of Goshen, IN; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held this morning (Wednesday), October 1, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Jeffrey Smith officiating. Entombment was in the Gardens of Memory Ceme-tery of Marion, IN.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash was in charge of arrangements.
Rev. John W. Davis
Rev. John W. Davis, 71, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community since May 1997, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 at Timbercrest Retirement Community. He was born Dec. 7, 1925 at South Bend, IN to Warren C. and Edith (Stookey) Davis, both deceased.
He married Lois Bagwell in North Manchester Dec. 18, 1949. He was a retired pastor in the Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist Churches for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Syracuse Calvary United Methodist church, a member of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist church, and a World War II Army Veteran. Before coming to Timbercrest, he had lived in Syracuse, IN for seven years.
Survivors include his wife, Lois, of North Manchester; three sons - Stephen P. and Timothy J., both of Syracuse, and Michael T. of Lawrenceburg, IN; a daugh-ter, Mrs. Ned (Mary) Rogers of Batesville, IN; a brother, Ted C. Davis of Rochester, IN and a sister, Mrs. DeVerl (Marjorie) Holloway of Rochester, IN; and seven grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) Oct. 1, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist church of Syracuse; Rev. Leroy Wise officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery of North Manchester.
Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Oakwood Foundation, Syracuse, IN.
Clinton E. Smith
Clinton E. Smith, 82, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Man-chester, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 at Peabody Healthcare Center. He was born March 12, 1915 at Bismark, N.D. to Roy and Mabel (Kline) Smith. He married Dora J. Harter Sept. 22, 1934 and she survives.
He was a retired farmer and retired from Indiana State Highway Department in 1977.
In addition to his wife, Dora, he is survived by a son, Danny Smith of Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Sharon) Hoffman of North Manchester, and Mrs. Richard (Beverly Ann) Helfrich of Moran, MI; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary of North Manchester. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery of Silver Lake, IN. The Rev. Rick Shockley officiated for the ser-vices.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.