Cathy A. Bilodeau
Cathy A. Bilodeau, 51, of 4911 W Rd. 50 S, Kokomo, IN. died Saturday, August 16, 1997 at St. Joseph Hospital & Health Center of Kokomo, IN. She was born May 13, 1946 in Huntington, IN to Joseph and Bette (McClure) Reed. She married Dan L. Bilodeau Nov. 20, 1966 in North Manchester.
A 1964 graduate of Manchester high School, she had been employed the last 12 years at Western School Corporation. She was raised in North Manchester prior to moving to Kokomo in August, 1974. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer, Kokomo; Wheel People Bike Club, and Break-away Bike Club.
Survivors include her mother, Bette Reed of North Manchester; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Wanda Bilodeau of Noblesville, IN and Matthew Bilodeau of West Lafayette; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Linda Reed of Burnsville, Minnesota; and two sisters and a brother-in-law Nancy Reed of North Manchester and Bette Joe and Bill Grube of Columbia city, IN; and a grandchild, Hannah I. Bilodeau.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), Aug. 20, 1997 at the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer, 705 Southway Blvd., Kokomo, IN with the Rev. William S. Allison officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Preferred memorials are to Lutheran Church of our Redeemer or American Heart Association.
Stout & Son of 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, IN was in charge of arrangements.
Cecil Poe, 73, of Liberty Mills, IN, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997 at Whitley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City, IN. He was born June 2, 1924 at Prestonsburg, KY to Dood and Emma (Prater) Poe, both deceased. He married Carrie Burchett Oct. 14, 1954, and she survives. He had been an employee of Conrail for 26 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons George of Laketon, John of Roann, Cecil Wayne of North Manchester, Harold and Jack, both of Liberty Mills; daughters Mrs. Carol Warren of Liberty Mills, Mrs. Dwayne (Emma) Barrett, Mrs. Devery (Bonnie) Winterrowd and Mrs. Rick (Rose) Grossnickle, all of North Manchester; 27 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 18, at Sweetwater Assembly of God Church, SR 114E, North Manchester, with the Rev. Ralph Dotson and Luther Bailey officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
J. Russell Miller
J. Russell Miller, 73, of 44 W. Lakeside Dr., North Manchester, IN died August 12, 1997 at his residence. He was born April 20, 1924 at Mt. Vernon, OH to Leroy Curtis and Josephine (Griffin) Miller, both deceased.
He had been a Marion, IN resident until 1975, and had resided in North Manchester since 1979. He married Mary Ellen Swaney July 28, 1946. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and he served on Iwo Jima. He had been a public school teacher and administrator. He was employed with Marion Community Schools for 20 years as a teacher, administrator, counselor and director of personnel. He retired from Heartland Career Center, Wabash as administrative Assistant in 1986. He attended Purdue University. He graduated from Ball State University in 1949 where he received his B.S. He received his Masters Degree in 1951 from Ball State University.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Miller of North Manchester; sons Rev. Donald (Nancy) Miller of Marion, Stephen R. (Lori) Miller of Winona Lake, and Russell L. (Karen Lynn) Miller of Kokomo; a daughter, Karen Ann (Mrs. Everett) Wells of Perrysburg, OH; brothers Raymond Miller of Tipton, IN and Richard (Lucy) Miller of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, August 16, at Needham-Storey North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN, with the Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Burial was in Grant Memorial Park, Marion, IN. with gravesite military honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 139 E. Third St., Marion, IN 46952.
John W. Howard
John W. Howard, 71, of 358 E. Maple, Wabash, IN died at his residence Monday, August 11, 1997. He was born Oct. 23, 1925 at Wabash to Ray "Butch" and Irma (Liechty) Howard.
He was a graduate of Wabash High School, and attended Indiana University, and graduated from Manchester College. He retired from United Technology in Andrews, IN. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Nancy) Phend of Laotto, IN; a son, Michael (Marsha) Howard of Northport, MI; an aunt Eleanor Liechty of St. Louis, MO; and a granddaughter, Willa Howard of Northport, MI.
There were no funeral services, but the family received friends Friday, Aug. 15, at Honeywell Room in Honeywell Center, Wabash. Cremation took place at the Hoosier Crematory of Akron, IN.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Oscar H.C. Schultz
Oscar Henry Carl Schultz, 78, of 150 W. Redwing Canyon Rd., Kingman, AZ, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, died July 28, 1997 at Kingman Reg. Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1919 at Coesse, IN to Adolph and Hanna (Stoppenhagen) Schultz. He married Deloris L. Peck Feb. 19, 1949 and she survives.
Mr. Schultz had been employed as a machinist for the Dana Corporation of Fort Wayne for 35 years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Kingman, AZ.
Survivors include his wife; daughters Rose Freeman of Kingman, AZ, and Mrs. Pete (Carol) Schmidt of North Manchester; a sister, Mrs. Kurt (Marie) Schoeneman of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 and burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Make a Wish Foundation.
Services are pending at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Inc. for Betty Allen, 75, P.O. Box 1362, Warsaw, IN, who died this morning (Wednesday) Aug. 20, 1997 at Mason Health Care, Warsaw, IN.
Francis A. Burris
Francis Annetta (Anne) Burris, 83, of 6331W & 1000S, South Whitley, IN 46787, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 1996 at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born May 25, 1913 in Marion County to Fred and Laura (Clark) Cunningham. She married Paul A. Burris Jan. 11, 1930.
She was a housewife and homemaker, and was a member of the Happy Hoosiers Home Ec Club.
She is survived by her husband, Paul of South Whitley; daughters Lita Lee Alther of Elwood, Patricia A. Cripe of Pendleton, and Cynthia D. Pratt of Laketon; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; two sisters, LaVerne Burris of Pierceton, and Irene Bandy of Mooresville, IN; and brother Burl Cunningham of Florida. A son Paul A. Burris preceded her in death.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1996 at Fairview Cemetery of Tipton with Minister George Morrisett officiating.
Loretta Manns, 67, of 8113W 1250S, Akron IN died Sunday, Aug. 25, 1996 at her residence; she had been in failing health for six months. She was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Magoffin County, KY to Otto and Elloree (Hopkins) Fletcher. She was a resident of this area since 1941 and married Oscar Manns April 23, 1946 in Rochester.
A member of the Church of Christ, Stockbridge, MI, she was a homemaker, and worked as a lab technician at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar; a daughter, Barbara J. Brower of Akron; three grandchildren, Roger D. and Daniel R., both of Akron and Stephen D. of Kansas; a great grandson, Levi M. Brower of Rochester; a sister Mrs. Oren (Ruth) Norman of Akron; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death with her parents are a son, Roger D., a sister Ethel Timberman and a brother, Herman Harold Fletcher.
Funeral services was held Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1996 at Foster & Good Funeral Home of Akron with the Rev. Wayne Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Akron Cemetery.
Fern Kendall, 102, of Community Care Center, Wabash, died at the Care Center Saturday, Aug. 24, 1996. He was born Apr. 21, 1894 to Robert and Amanda (McNeil) Kendall. He married Anna Hudson Feb. 12, 1919 and she died Sept. 28, 1972.
Fern was a retired farmer and also had worked at the Laketon Nursery and for the Indiana State High Department. He fellowshipped with the Olive Branch Church of God near Roann. He had lived most of his life in the Roann Community.
He is survived by a sister, Ruth Shisler of Logansport, IN. A son, two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Wednesday morning, Aug. 28, 1996, at the Roann Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service with the Rev. Lowell Burrus officiating. Burial was in the Enterprise Cemetery located at Rt. 1, Roann, Miami County.
Virgil L. Ihnen
Virgil L. Ihnen, 70, of PO Box 607, SR 14W, Akron, IN died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996 at Veterans Hospital of Fort Wayne. He was born at North Manchester to the late Herman Ihnen and Velma (Bishop) Ihnen of Silver Lake.
A retired farmer, he had worked at Schrader's Auto Supply of Warsaw. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Dutchtown Brethren Church of Warsaw. He was a member of the American Legion of Port Charlotte, FL.
He married Katherine Holderman July 24, 1948 and she survives along with a son, Ellis Ihnen of Macy; daughters Mrs. Rodney (Phyllis) Carey of Warsaw and Mrs. Duane (Carol) Yoder of Goshen; a brother Robert Ihnen of North Manchester; sisters Mrs. Jim (Marjorie) Siebold of Roann and Mrs. Robert (Betty) Davis of Akron; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private burial service was held at Royal Palms Memorial Gardens of Punta Gorda, FL. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
V. Robert Hippensteel
Vernon Robert "Bob" Hippensteel, 71, of 204 S. Buffalo St., North Manchester, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997 at Hospice Home of N.E. Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born Dec. 13, 1925 at Wabash, IN to Ernest and Gracie Jeannette (Forbes) Hippensteel, both deceased.
He married Veronica Miklos in Wabash, IN on April 24, 1945; she died Jan. 23, 1986. He was a member of the St. Robert's Catholic Church of North Manchester, a member of the North Manchester Eagles Lodge #4182, Moose Lodge, American Legion, and V.F.W. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a clerk at the North Manchester Post Office for 21 years retiring in 1985. He was a lifetime North Manchester area resident.
He is survived by a son, Tom Hippensteel of North Manchester; a daughter, Kathy Hippensteel of Ottawa, OH; a brother Elbert Hippensteel of Peru, IN and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter.
A prayer vigil was held Monday evening at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel. Funeral was held at St. Robert's Catholic Church Tuesday, Sept. 16 with the Fr. Ronald Ramenaden and Rev. Susan J. Hahn officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Preferred memorials are to Hospice of Wabash County or Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Richard B. Martin
Richard B. Martin, 76, of 5859W 900S Wabash, IN died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Aug. 10, 1921 at Kent, OH to Lester O. and Lucille V. (Cope) Martin. He married Roberta B. Hawley Aug. 18, 1946 and she survives. They renewed their marriage vows on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996.
He was a retired Captain of the Wabash Police Dept. for 20 years. He was a member of Treaty Church of Christ; a life member of American Legion Wabash, VFW, life member of FOP of Wabash, Masonic Lodge of Somerset, Charter member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wabash; retired from Heartland Career Center as a teacher in machine shop adult education classes; Ivy Tech Kokomo; Wabash Co. 4-H Horse & Pony leader; Scout Commissioner of Wabash Co; Demolay Chapter of Wabash County. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He had attended Manchester College.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta; sons Douglas A. Martin of Speicherville and Christopher J. Martin of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Shirley) Stanley of Wabash; a brother Donald A. Martin of Sebwaing, MI; four grandchildren; five step grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral was held at the Treaty Church of Christ Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, with the Rev. Scott Saltsman officiating; and Rev. Robert Monroe assisted. Preferred memorials are to Diabetes Association or the Wabash County Heart Fund.
Dorothy L. Van Buskirk
Dorothy L. Van Buskirk, 100, a resident of Peabody Healthcare Center of North Manchester, died at Peabody Healthcare Center Sept. 10, 1997. She was born Aug. 14, 1897 at Morris, IL to Morris and Anna (Woelfel) Magner, both deceased.
She married Fred Van Buskirk in Morris, IL on Sept. 10, 1921, and he died June 19, 1977. She was a 1920 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, IL. She taught school for one year in northern Illinois before moving to Roann after her marriage in 1921.
She was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church, the American Heart Association, a longtime member of the Happy Homemakers Extension Club in Roann, and the Wabash County Extension Chorus. She was the leader of the Roann Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs. She was one of the original members of Cheer, Inc., and served as a volunteer for more than 35 years. She was also a volunteer for the Wabash County Hospital Auxiliary for many years, and a member of the Wabash Art Guild.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Margaret) Bergen of Berlin, MA; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Two sons, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held at Peabody Chapel Friday, Sept. 12, with the Rev. Robert Schmeiser officiating. Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Roann Library or to the American Heart Association. Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel was in charge of arrangements.