Imo Jean G. Ward
Imo Jean Gibson Ward, 63, of 9740N 725W (Lukens Lake) of Roann, IN died July 4, 1997 at her Lukens Lake residence. She was born Jan. 14, 1934 at Pressmans Home, TN to Hascue and Betty (Short) Gibson.
She was first married to Rey A. Reich in Kokomo, IN on Feb. 27, 1961 and he died Sept. 7, 1991. Her second marriage was to LeRoy Ward on Jan. 15, 1994. She was a member of the Wabash Calvary Chapel Worship Center. She was employed for three years at Delco in Kokomo, six years at the G.C. Murphy Store in Kokomo, and had worked in the Delicatessen Department at Lance's New Market in North Manchester, IN for the past two and one-half years.
She is survived by her husband, LeRoy, of Roann; her mother, Betty Gibson of Peru; daughters Beverly Wolhford of Heiskill, TN and Diane Stein of Seiverville, TN; stepdaughters Mary Titus and Susan Ashby, both of Warsaw, IN; sons Tony Reich of Peru, IN and Craig Reich of Noblesville, IN; sisters Vicki Lawson, Pam Green and Terri Roesler, all of Kokomo, IN; and seven brothers - Donnie Gibson of Las Vegas, NV, Garry Gibson of Burlington, IN, Bud Gibson of Roann, IN, and Mitchell, Ellis, Homer and Larry Gibson, all of Kokomo, IN; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one step great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 8, 1997 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel with the Pastor Stephen Eckart and Rev. Bud Gibson officiating. Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society. Roann Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Janet Catherine Trisler
Janet Catherine Trisler, 45, of 23 N. Meadowlark Lane, North Manchester, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born Dec. 7, 1951 at Marion, IN to Glen and Deloris (Ward) Spears.
She was a member of the North Manchester Christian Fellowship Church, and had lived most of her life in Wabash County.
She is survived by her parents, Glen and Deloris Spears of North Manchester; a daughter, Brandy Nicole Trisler of North Manchester; brothers Benny Wine of North Manchester and Bobby Wine of Wabash; four sisters - Bonnie Pallin of Oregon, Linda Combs of North Manchester, Janet Jean Kline of Huntington and Angela Spears of Wabash; four half sisters - Anita Richardson of Huntington, Tina Rader of Peru, Sandy Spears of Fort Wayne and Teresa Ward of Wabash. One sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held at the Christian Fellowship Church Saturday, July 5, 1997 with Pastor J. P. Freeman officiating. Burial was in Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN.
Arrangements were by Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, North Manchester.
Katharyn E. Swaim
Katharyn Emma Swaim, 92, of Peabody Retirement Community, died Saturday, July 12, 1997 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN. She was born June 1, 1905 at North Manchester, IN to Amasa Church and Elizabeth (Krumanaker) Willis. She married Ernest J. Swaim Oct. 2, 1925 in Bremen, IN and he preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1986.
The couple managed an A&P store in northern Indiana, and worked and lived in South Bend until moving to Fort Wayne in 1938. Katharyn worked for many years in the dry goods department of Wolf & Dessaur's, teaching sewing and tailoring dresses. In the late 50's, she worked as a bookkeeper and parts department manager at a Fort Wayne automobile agency, retiring in 1973. Katharyn and Ernest then moved to Urbana, IN. They were married 60 years. She moved to Peabody Retirement Community in 1991. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, and the Urbana Yoke Parish.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Daicoff of Tucson, AZ; granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Susan) Baskin Jr. of Columbus, OH and great-grandson, Arizona Gray Baskin, also of Columbus, OH. She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
Funeral service was held today, Wednesday, July 16, at Peabody Chapel, Peabody Retirement Community, with the Rev. Robert Schmeiser officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Arrangements were by Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.
Eileen M. Boocher
Arrangements are pending at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Inc. for Eileen M. Boocher, 83, who died at Mason Healthcare Center, Warsaw, today, July 16, 1997 at 12:45 a.m.
Max J. Royer
Max J. Royer, 80, of 9 Maple Court, North Manchester, IN, died Sunday, July 13, 1997 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born Feb. 11, 1917 at North Manchester to Howard R. and Lydia Betty (Fanning) Royer. He married Neva Eileen Bailey Dec. 25, 1939 in Warsaw.
Mr. Royer was a real estate appraiser for several years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Northview Church of the Brethren, Indianapolis. He resided in Indianapolis for 50 years, and moved to North Manchester in 1993.
Survivors include his wife, Neva Eileen, of North Manchester; a son, Thomas Jay Royer of Canton, MO; and a brother, Dee M. Royer of North Manchester.
Funeral was held today, Wednesday, July 16 at a 10:30 a.m. service officiated by Rev. Lester Young and Rev. Robert Schmeiser. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Preferred memorials are to the Caring Circle at Peabody, the Wabash County Cancer Society, the Northview Church of the Brethren of Indianapolis, or the North Winona Church of the Brethren, Warsaw. Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Elza R. Gose
Elza Robert Gose, 50, of Servia, IN, a native of Bath County, died June 27 in Franklinton, LA after a fall.
A Bath County native, he was a son of the late George Thomas and Ruby Maw (Purvis) Gose. He was an industrial painter and member of Christian Fellowship Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Gose of Servia; two daughters, Lisa Joy of North Manchester, and Lori Ruse of Servia; two sons, Thomas Gose and Billy Hardin, both of Servia; five grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Maxson of Salt Lick and Beatrice Warmouth of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Thomas Gose of Preston and Kenny Goser of Owingsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, July 2, at Richie Hunt Funeral Home in Owingsville with the Rev. Claude L. Goodpaster officiating. Burial was in Old Virginia Cemetery.
Ray C. Hardman
Ray C. Hardman, 92, a resident of Timbercrest Church of the Brethren Home, died July 9, 1997 at Wabash Skilled Care Center, Wabash, IN. He was born May 17, 1905 in Wabash County to Curtis E. and Clara (Miller) Hardman. He married Helen Wolf June 21, 1932.
Mr. Hardman was a 1923 Sidney High School graduate. He received his bachelor's degree from Manchester College in 1931, and his master's degree from Indiana University in 1949. His first teaching job was at Haines Junior High School, teaching seventh and eighth grades while he attended Manchester College. He then taught at Gilead High School from 1931-38, Lagro High School from 1938-42, and Urbana High School from 1942-53. He then came back to North Manchester and served as teacher/principal for 18 years at West Ward, which changed to Martha Winesburg school, and then became Maple Park. He retired in 1971.
He was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren, the Shepherd's Center, North Manchester Historical Society, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and the Wabash County Retired Teachers Association. He was also a charter member of the Urbana Lions Club and then transferred in 1956 to the North Manchester Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife Helen Mable Hardman of Timbercrest, North Manchester; sons Donald Hardman of Indianapolis, Karl Hardman of Wynnewood, PA and Kenneth Hardman of Potomac, MD; daughters Mrs. Alice Flitcraft of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Robert (Vivian) Shortreed of Worcester, MA; and Mrs. William (Marilyn) Brinker of Cooksville, TN; 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Sunday, July 13, at Timbercrest Chapel with the Rev. David L. Rogers and Rev. Bruce Hostetler officiating.
Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Timbercrest, or the Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Timothy L. Patton
Timothy L. Patton, 44, of 301 S. Mill Street, North Manchester, IN, died Monday, July 14, 1997 in a traffic accident in Fort Wayne.
Born in Miami County, he was a truck driver at Grandstaff Rendering, North Manchester, for three years, and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; three sons, Joseph, Joshua and Jonathan, all of North Manchester; two stepdaughters, Cindy Shively of Arkansas and Lynn Townsend of Andrews; two stepsons, Roy Huston of Lagro and Duane Huston of Andrews; five brothers, Wayne of West Newbury, Mass., Mike of Elkhart, Bill of Peru, and Robert and Ronnie, both of Layton, Utah; six sisters, Ann Casper of Heber City, Utah, Linda Skinner of Lathrope, MO., Sharon Young and Susie Faiolas, both of Layton, Utah, and Jolene Hartish and Ruth Patton, both of Peru; and nine step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, at Myers Funeral Home, Huntington. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Memorials are to Huntington County Cancer Society, Huntington.
Walter Poe, 78, of 522 N. Line Street, Columbia City, IN, and formerly of Liberty Mills, IN, died Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at Whitley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City, IN. He was born Sept. 4, 1918 at Prestonsburg, KY to John "Dood" and Emma (Prater) Poe, both deceased.
He is survived by a brother, Cecil Poe, of Liberty Mills, IN. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Friends may call Thursday, July 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeLaughter-Mckee Mortuary. Graveside service will be held Friday, July 18, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dotson officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary is in charge of arrangements.
Esther O. Nelson
Esther Olivia Nelson, 82, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born April 19, 1916 at Minneapolis, MN to Niels and Kirstine (Bendsen) Esbensen.
She married Cletus O. Deardorff in Chicago, IL on Jan. 1, 1936, and he died August 1967. She later married Robert Nelson in North Manchester, IN on Dec. 29,1974.
She was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren, taught Sunday School and was a song leader and accompanist at various churches. She was a member of the College Women's Club and North Manchester Historical Society. She worked in Food Service Production and Management at St. Francis College in Fort Wayne three years, and at Manchester College in North Manchester for 17 years.
She is survived by her hus-band, Robert; three sons - Richard O. Deardorff of Wakarusa, IN, Kenneth E. Deardorff of Port Orange, FL, and David P. Deardorff of Nottingham, NH; a daughter, Charlotte A. Deardorff of East Lansing, MI; brothers Henry Esbensen of Manhattan Beach, CA and Edwin Esbensen of Modesto, CA; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and a sister.
Friends may call Thursday, May 7, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester from 4 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to funeral service at Timbercrest Chapel.
Funeral service will be held Friday, May 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, with Pastors Susan Boyer, Joan Deeter, and Helen Beery offici-ating. Burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.
Preferred memorials are to Crestwood Project at Timbercrest.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel is in charge of ar-rangements.
Delmar E. Boyd
Delmar E. Boyd, 83, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at Peabody Healthcare Center. He was born May 19, 1914 at Verdigre, Nebraska to Ira and Bertha (Horst) Boyd. He married Esther L. Wolf Nov. 24, 1938 and she survives.
He was a member of the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church, and was retired from Peabody Company and Woodcraft Company, both of North Manchester.
In addition to his wife, Esther, he is survived by two sons - John Hetzner of Monroe, WI and Paul David Boyd of Lagro; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Carol Sue) Watts of Laketon, IN; a daughter-in-law, Ivana Epp of Laketon; two brothers - Walter Boyd of Greenville, OH and Calvin Boyd of Camden, IN; a sister, Mrs. Elva Cotner of Plant City, FL; 16 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Friends may call at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Thursday, May 7, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be held Friday, May 8, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church, with Home Brethren officiating. Burial will take place at the Old German Baptist Cemetery of North Manchester.
Ruth E. Shanahan
Ruth E. Shanahan, 84, of Fort Wayne, died July 19, 1998 at the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. She was born August 29, 1913 at Huntington, IN. She was married to Joe Shanahan, and he preceded her in death in 1986.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne, and belonged to the Indiana State Teachers Association. She had been employed as a teacher for 25 years in Huntington Township, Clear Creek, Wabash County, North Manchester, and Elkhart Community Schools.
She is survived by a son, J. Michael Shanahan of Hudson, Ohio, and a daughter Mary L. Campbell of Fort Wayne.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) July 22, 1998 at the McMillian Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, Ft. Wayne. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, where graveside service was held at 1 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, American Heart Association, or the First Presbyterian Youth Group. D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Chapel was in charge of arrangements.