Harry L. Davis
Harry L. Davis, 82, of 11381S 100W, Silver Lake, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997 at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, IN. He was born Nov. 26, 1914 at Akron, IN to Charles and Myrtle (Bemenderfer) Davis. He married B. Donnabelle Slusher Feb. 12, 1946, and she preceded him in death.
He was employed as a farmer, was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Akron Church of God. Mr. Davis was active in nursing home ministry.
Survivors include a son Dewayne (Dewey) Davis of Silver Lake; daughters Carolyn Montel of Silver Lake and Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Lawless of Boonville, MO; a sister, Pearl Horn of Mentone; and six grandchildren. A grandson, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 3, 1997 at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. James Malbone officiat-ing. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake. Preferred memorials are to the Akron Church of God.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Alice B. (Knable) Steinbaugh
Alice Berniece (Knable) Steinbaugh, 90, a resident of Rolling Meadows Health Care Center, LaFontaine, IN, died Oct. 30, 1997 at the Health Care Center. Formerly of Andrews, IN, Mrs. Steinbaugh was born July 24, 1907 in Miami County, Indiana to George Mortimer and Ada Louise (Sheldon) Crandall.
She was a homemaker, first married to Governor (Duke) Knable who preceded her in death in 1926. She then married Carol Steinbaugh in 1962 and he died in 1978. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Wabash for 53 years.
Survivors include sons Donald E. (and Ruth) Knable of Gaylord, MI, and Harry R. (and Jean) Knable of Wabash, IN; daughters Mrs. Murrell (June B.) Caudill of Marion, IN and Mrs. Robert (Carolyn S.) Bitzer of Andrews, IN; 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. A brother and a sister, and a granddaughter preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 3, 1997 at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary in Wabash, with the Rev. Clarence Hand officiating. She was buried in Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Violet F. Haupert
Violet Fern Haupert, 85, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, died Oct. 29, 1997 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born Mar. 5, 1912 in Wabash County, IN to George and Lydia (Tyner) Zimpelman, both deceased.
She married Ralph Haupert Feb. 6, 1935 in Cass County, IN. and was a lifetime Wabash County resident.
A 1931 graduate of Urbana High School, she at one time worked for Wabash County Farm Bureau. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Urbana, the Women's Guild of the Church, and the Dorcas Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph of North Manchester; a son, Dennis L. Haupert of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Patricia A. McDaniel, also of Fort Wayne; sisters Ruby Zimpelman and Viola Wright, both of Wabash; and five grandchildren. Four brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997 at St. Peters United Church of Christ, Urbana, with Pastor Ken Parsons officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery of Urbana.
Grandstaff-Hentgen, Manchester Ave. Chapel of Wabash was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to St. Peter's United Church of Christ.
Jamie Lee Fawley
Jamie Lee, Fawley, 21, of 1001 W. Ferry St., Wabash, died Oct. 29, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1975 at Wabash to Roger Fawley of Lagro, IN and Linda Hughes of North Manchester.
He married Kayla Blakely on Oct. 28, 1995, and was employed at Dalton Foundry, Warsaw.
Survivors include two sons, Jared and Jonathan Fawley, both of Wabash; brothers Eric and Travis Fawley, both of North Manchester; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Chattie) Harrell of North Manchester, paternal grandparent Robert Fawley of Lagro; and maternal great grandparent, Mary Newman of Summerfield, FL.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Wabash.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997 at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary with the Rev. James Engel officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Fund.
Lester M. Burnworth
Lester Merrell Burnworth, 75, a resident of Wabash Healthcare Center, Wabash, died at the Healthcare Center Oct. 28, 1997. He was born in Wabash County July 4, 1922 to Jacob and Emma (Stiles) Burnworth.
He was a World War II Army veteran; worked for H. K. Porter Company in Huntington for 34 years, and retired in 1983. He never married.
Survivors include a brother, Jacob Burnworth Jr., of Lagro; and sisters Marie Blair and Dorothy Lundeen, both of Wabash. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Oct. 31, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with Dr. James Walker officiating. Burial was in Center Grove Cemetery, located at Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to Alzheimer Association, 919 E. Jefferson Blvd. #01, South Bend, IN 46617-3119.
Opal L. Wiley
Opal L. Wiley, 88, of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1908 in Grant County, IN to Homer H. and Elsie (Pinkerton) Forrester. She married Garl L. Wiley Dec. 25, 1928 and he preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1996.
She was a member of First Brethren Church, North Manchester, and was a homemaker, and mother to two surviving sons, Alvin L. Wiley of Wabash and Ronald D. Wiley of Urbana; two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Bonnie) Ritenour of Warsaw and Patricia Floor of :Las Vegas, NV. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. John (Ethel Marie) Shaver of Marion, IN; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 16, 1996 at Timbercrest Chapel- with the Pastor Marlin McCann and Rev. Bruce Hostetler officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, N. Manchester.
Preferred memorials are to First Brethren Church, North Manchester. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Durant, 69, of 1425 W. James Place, Kent, Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 at Virginia Mason Hospital of Seattle, WA. She was born June 14, 1927 at Prestonsburg, KY to George W. and Hattie (England) Music. She was married to James Durant, who survives.
Mrs. Durant was a homemaker, and the mother of a son, Robert Green of Nashville, IN, and a daughter who preceded her in death. In addition, she is survived by brothers, Ben and Charles Music, both of North Manchester, and George and Bill Music, both of Laketon; sisters Mildred Hoffman of LaFontaine, Mrs. Gary (Helen) Yentes of North Manchester, and Ruth Abshire of Illinois; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joe Baker will officiate, and burial will be in Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN.
Helen E. Givens
Helen Elizabeth Givens, 82, of United Methodist Memorial Home of Warren, IN, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996 at the home's Health Center in Warren. She was born Nov. 17, 1914 in Wabash County to Guy T. and Rosa (Haupert) Friermood. She married the Rev. Arthur E. Givens July 25, 1934 in Wabash, IN.
Mrs. Givens was a member of the Wabash Christ United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and served, along with her husband, under conference appointment in the United Methodist Church a to-tal of 52 years. She was a graduate of Somerset, IN High School and attended Taylor University. She had lived at the United Methodist Memorial Home for six and one-half years, coming from Wabash, IN.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Arthur E. Givens of Warren, IN; sons Larry Givens and Mark Givens, both of Fort Wayne and Guy Givens of Wabash; a brother, Max Friermood of Wabash; a sister Mrs. Peter (Bonnie) Schultz of Mesa, AZ; seven grandchildren, one step grandchild; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother.
Funeral service was held Wednesday (today) afternoon, 2:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, Wabash, with the Rev. Donald Crabill officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash Christ United Church or to the United Methodist Memorial Home of Warren, IN. Manchester Ave. Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen, Wabash, was in charge of arrangements.
James F. Beeks
James Franklin Beeks, 71, of 1250 Main St., Lagro, IN, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 at Millers Merry Manor East of Wabash. He was born Aug. 28, 1925 at Lagro, IN to Levi E. and Helen C. (Baker) Beeks.
Mr. Beeks was a lifetime resident of Lagro. He retired from the Celotex Corporation in Lagro after 50 years where he was a cupola operator. He married Ellen E. Hendrix Jan. 21, 1956 in Hartford City, IN; she preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1975. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include three sisters - Reba Stouffer of Lagro, Mary Mooney and Lois Dye, both of Fort Myers, FL. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996 at Main Street Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, which was in charge of arrangements, with Pastor Richard Long officiating. Burial was in the Lagro Cemetery.
Bonnie E. Ober
Funeral arrangements are pending at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Inc. for Bonnie Eva Ober, 87, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN. She died this morning (Wednesday), Nov. 12, 1997 at 5:40 a.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center.
Ruth W. Stanley
Ruth Wanda Stanley, 71, of 2929 Villa Rd., Apt. 6, Sebring, FL 33870, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at Highland Regional Hospital of Sebring, FL. She was born Feb. 16, 1926 at Jackson, KY to Jay and Nora (Walters) Holbrook.
She married James B. Stanley June 16, 1946. He died May 26, 1986. She retired from Eaton Controls in North Manchester after 30 years employment.
Survivors include three sons - George Dennis Reynolds of Nashville, TN, Melvin B. Stanley of Ocala, FL, and James Steven Stanley of Clintwood, VA; brothers Marion Holbrook of Farmingtown, MI and Clayton Holbrook of Portland, OR; a sister Loraine Mussard of Farmingtown, MI; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joann Bradley, two sisters and eight brothers.
Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Bender Chapel Thursday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Ken Duke officiating. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.
Kevin J. Cole
Kevin J. Cole, 40, of 1445 Delaware St. Apt. 201, Indianapolis, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at his residence. He was born April 4, 1957 at Wabash, IN to Cyril and Maxine (Baldinger) Cole, both deceased.
Kevin was a self employed antique dealer in Indianapolis. He was a 1975 graduate of Wabash High School and received his Bachelors Degree in English from Indiana University in 1980. He never married.
Survivors include a brother, Danny L. Cole of Wabash and a nephew GA. Cole of Biloxi, MS.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), Nov. 12, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Michael Heinbaugh officiating The body was cremated.
Lilly G. Schroll
Lilly Genevieve Schroll, 67, of Greenlawn Apartments, Akron, IN died Nov. 7, 1997 at Akron. She was born July 15, 1930 to John C. and Leora J. (Worden) Butcher, both deceased. She married Harold L. Schroll Dec. 17, 1949 at the Niconza Baptist Church, rural Roann. She attended the Niconza Baptist Church and the Olive Branch Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Harold of Rochester, IN; three sons Larrison V. (Larry) Schroll of Roann, Harold L. Schroll Jr. of Kewanna, IN; and Phillip L. Schroll of Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Annette) Baker of Fort Wayne; four brothers - Robert Butcher of Fulton, IN, Robert Butcher and Ronnie Butcher both of Denver, IN, and David Butcher of Peru, IN; a sister, Mrs. Ron (Charlotte) Hoff of Wisconsin; eight grandchildren and two step grandchildren. A daughter, a sister, and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997 at the Olive Branch Church of god with the Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Roann Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Hope Hospice of Rochester, IN.