Loretta S. Conrad
Loretta S. "Connie" Conrad, 86, a resident of Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at Millers Merry Manor East. She was born Nov. 9, 1910 at Andrews, IN to Marcus and Florence (James) Stevens, both deceased.
She married Gerald Conrad in Wabash on Feb. 5, 1931, and he died May 20, 1982. Connie worked for many years at the J.C. Penney Store in Wabash, and retired from Hooks Drug Store, also in Wabash. She lived most of her life in Wabash County.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Doris) Passwater of Wabash; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel in Wabash. The Rev. Don Crabill officiated and burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.
Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.
Lela Mae Evans
Lela Mae Evans, 88, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1909 at Greenville, OH to Franklin and Lillian (Zumbrum) Weimer. She married Lorin "Snow" Evans July 21, 1934 in North Manchester, IN. He died Feb. 1, 1988. She was a graduate of Manchester College. She taught Latin, Math, and English in the Wakarusa and Concord School systems in northern Indiana for 29 years, retiring in 1968. She was a member of the Syracuse Church of the Brethren, Syracuse, IN.
Survivors include a son, James C. Evans of Naples, FL; a daughter, Bettye F. Holderread of Elkhart, IN; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a sister and a nephew preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997 at Timbercrest Chapel with Rev. Bruce Hostetler officiating. Burial was in Violett Cemetery, located south of Goshen, IN.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Timbercrest Church of the Brethren Home, North Manchester, IN.
Robert E. Heeter
Robert E. "Gene Heeter, 60, of 140 E. Wall St., Liberty Mills, IN, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. He was born at North Manchester, IN March 20, 1937 to Ralph and Edith M. (Basicker) Heeter, both deceased. Mr. Heeter has been a foreman 29 years at the former Warner Corp. in North Manchester. He was presently employed at Flex-Ohm, Inc. at North Webster, IN. He was a 1956 graduate of Chester High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, and a member of the Liberty Mills United Methodist Church.
He married Quay Jones Dec. 8, 1990 and she survives.
Other survivors include sons Kevin and Kent Heeter, both of West Alexandria, OH; a step-son, Michael Adcox of Oscoda, MI; five step-daughters: Denise Lockett of Carthage, MS, Debra Bufkin and Melissa Bufkin, both of Vicksburg, MS, Penny Woods of Tallasee, AL, and Kathy Abraham of Marquette, MI; a brother, Alan Heeter of Warsaw, IN; 15 step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 10, 1997 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary of North Manchester, with the Rev. Mark Flora Swick officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Dennis Dotson, 44, of 12183 So. 100W, Silver Lake, IN, died Friday,. Nov. 7, 1997 at St. Joseph Hospital, Plymouth, IN. He was born July 5, 1953 at Warsaw, IN to the Rev. Ralph and Aggie (Wadkins) Dotson of Silver Lake. He married Lorene Shepherd July 12, 1995 and she survives.
He was a 1971 graduate of Warsaw High School and was employed as a maintenance person at Dalton Foundry, Warsaw.
Survivors include his wife, his parents, and sons Devan and Justan Dotson of Silver Lake; a step son, Steven Wolfe of Pierceton, IN; daughters Kendra Dotson of Silver Lake; step daughter, Alicia Wolfe of Silver Lake; brothers Ralph Dotson Jr., Lorin Dotson, David Dotson, John Dotson, all of Silver Lake, and Steven Dotson of North Manchester; sisters Mrs. Ken (Connie) Burton of North Manchester, Mrs. Pamela Green of Middlebury, Mrs. Chris (Lisa) Reed of Roann.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery of Claypool, IN.
Grace B. Miller
Grace B. Miller, 89, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Kosciusko County, IN Nov. 11, 1907 to James A. and Lydia (Metzger) Beigh. She was a homemaker, married to Hugh Miller Dec. 24, 1926; he preceded her in death June 10, 1989.
Survivors include sons Dr. Edward D. Miller of Ft. Myers Beach, FL and Robert S. Miller of Martinsville, IN; a daughter, Mrs. James (Joan) Sovay of Apache Junction, AZ; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) Nov. 12, 1997 at Timbercrest Chapel with the Rev. James Butler officiating. Burial was in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery in Kosciusko County.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Timbercrest Retirement Community.
Lola V. Sanger
Lola V. Sanger, 83, of North Manchester, Indiana died on Saturday, October 5, 1996 at Wabash County Hospital in Wabash, Indiana. Born in Cordova, MD, on February 27, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William E. and Mary Anna (Zigler) Sanger.
Following graduation from high school she attended Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, where she received her B.A. degree in 1939 and then was assistant to the Treasurer of the college for four years following graduation. In 1944 she received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Since October 1945 she has lived in North Manchester where she was employed by Manchester College, first as an accountant, then as Professor of Accounting and other business subjects for 27 years until her retirement in 1978.
She was a member of North Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester Historical Society, North Manchester Business and Professional Women's Club and the College Woman's Club of Manchester College. She was also listed in Who's Who Among American Women for two consecutive years.
Miss Sanger is survived by a brother, William Henry Sanger of Easton; one niece and three nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Roland Zigler Sanger.
Funeral services were held this morning, (Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996) at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Cordova, MD.
Memorial donations may be made to Manchester College Accounting Dept., N. Manchester, IN 46962 or to the Timbercrest Retirement Home, Timbercrest Charitable Assistance, P.O. Box 501, N. Manchester, IN 46962.
A memorial service is being planned for the weekend of October 26, 1996 at Timbercrest Chapel in Timbercrest Retirement Home, North Manchester. For further in-formation, call the retirement cen-ter at 982-2118.
Halon Walton Sr.
Halon Walton Sr., a resident of 724 N. Sycamore St., N. Mancheser, IN and 835 Whatley Ct., Sebring, FL. died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996 at Com-munity Care Center, Wabash, IN. He was born Sept. 9, 1911 at Peno-lia, KY to the late Harl and Mollie (Farthing) Walton. He was married to Mary E. Thorn May 30, 1935 and she survives.
He was a member of the Sebring United Methodist Church of Sebring, FL, and was a retired conductor for the Erie Railroad after 32 years of service.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Halon Walton Jr., of Woodburn, IN; a daughter, Mrs. Dea (Donna) Hethcote of North Manchester; seven grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, a brother, and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996 at the North Manchester United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Hemmig and David Walton officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories, Huntington County.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Heart Fund. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph L. Geyer
Joseph L. Geyer, 75, of 165 Shady Lane, Wabash, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996 at Miller's Merry Manor West, Wabash, IN. He was born Dec. 18, 1920 to Ray E. and Lucy M. (Lieter) Geyer at Monticello, IN. He married Lois Mains Oct. 25, 1947 in Auburn, IN, and she survives.
Mr. Geyer grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated from Garrett High School, Garrett, IN. He attended Manchester College before going into the service. After his discharge from the Army following World War II, he moved to Wabash in 1946 and joined his brother in Geyer Motor Sales. He was in sales with Deihl Machines of Wabash, Peabody Seating Company of North Manchester, and Chicago Manufacturing in Chicago, IL. He was a member of the Wabash Hanna Masonic Lodge #61 F&AM, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Wabash American Legion.
In addition to his wife who resides at Wabash, he is survived by daughters Mary Margaret Geyer and Laurie Allen, both of Wabash; sisters, Margaret Jackson of Hartford City, IN and Mary Helen Williams of San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother.
The memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996 at the Main Street Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, with the Rev. David Phillips officiating.
Preferred memorials are to the Day of Healing Conference at Wabash Friends Church, or to the Wabash County Humane Society.
Doris-Lee (Tomlinson)Horstman, 70, of 5394 S SR 15, Wabash, IN died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born June 30, 1926 at Wabash, IN to Lawrence and Marie (Hum-mer) Tomlinson.
She married Herbert M. Horstman January 26, 1947 in Wabash, and he died May 23, 1982. She worked at the Wabash County Hospital as a nurse's aid for more than 20 years. A lifetime Wabash resident, she was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Wabash.
Survivors include daughters Dianna-Lee Yates of Wabash and Mrs. Tom (Lorraine) Urbano of Schenectady, NY; a son Herbert DuWayne Horstman of Tulsa, OK; a sister, Helen Marie Simpson of El Paso, TX; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996 at Zion Lutheran Church of Wabash, with Rev. Manford Fremder officiating.
Preferred memorials are to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund. Manchester Ave. Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Arthur C. Fisher
Arthur C. Fisher, 64, a resident of Columbia city, died Monday, Sept. 30, 1996 at Parkview Memo-rial Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two months.
He was born July 19, 1932 in Union Township, Whitley County. His formative years were spent with his grandparents, Elmer and Jennie Fisher on a farm in Union Township; he was educated in the Coesee High School. He was a member of the Church of God International and the Columbia city V.F.W. Post.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean Conflict.
He married Madonna Poynter Nov. 19, 1957, and they made their first home in Columbia City, then in Florida. They resided in North Manchester for 30 years and in November 1995, returned to Columbia City.
Survivors include his wife, Madonna; two sons, Mark Fisher of Columbia City, and Bill Fisher of Slidell, LA; two daughters, Sally Boudreau of Tacoma, WA, and Terri Fisher of North Manchester; and five grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia city with Pastor Frank Denman of the Church of God International, officiating. Burial was in Nolt Cemetery, Columbia Township.
Preferred memorials are to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Fund.
Fannie M. Coning
Fannie M. Coning, 90, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died at Peabody Healthcare Center Sunday morning, Oct. 6, 1996. She was born at Dayton, Ohio May 2, 1906 to the late Joseph and Hettie (Mohler) Denlinger.
A homemaker, she was married to Delbert B. Coning June 15, 1935 and he died April 21, 1972. She was a member of the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters Mrs. Dan (Norma) Hufford of North Manchester and Mrs. Dwayne (Nedra) Filbrun of Westphalia, KS; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Brubaker of Modesto, CA; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Wednesday (today) Oct. 9, 1996 at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church with Home Brethren officiating. Burial was in Old German Baptist Cemetery, North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Irene K. Haupert
Irene K. Haupert, 85, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, died Monday morning, Oct. 7, 1996 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Kosciusko County March 19, 1911 to the late Homer and Emma E. (Miller) Leckrone.
She married Luther J. Haupert April 12, 1936 and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1992. She was a homemaker, and was retired from Eaton Controls after 10 years em-ployment. She was a member of First Brethren Church, North Manchester.
Survivors include a son, Roger Haupert of Leesburg, IN, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Louise) Eltzroth of Ft. Myers, FL; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, a brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Friends may call at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 5 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thurs-day, Oct. 10, 1996, 2:00 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel with the Rev. Marlin McCann officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, N. Manchester.
Preferred memorials are to Timbercrest Retirement Community. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.