Ruth Anna Latham
Ruth Anna Latham, 77, a recent resident of rural North Manchester, died at 10384S 600E, North Manchester. She was born December 14, 1924 at Wabash County to Ernest and Hazel (Ditton) Penrod Sr., both deceased. She married Vernon Latham Jan. 20, 1946; he died July 5, 1991.
She was a 1942 graduate of Sidney High School. She resided most of her life in Florida, taking time away from her home to assist her husband in building churches for Grace Brethren Church throughout all their married life; they visited many foreign missions. She was very active in Child Evangelism Fellowship.
She was a homemaker, and is survived by a son, Craig V. (Julene) Latham of rural North Manchester, and a daughter Mrs. David (M. Kay) Eldredge of Buford, GA; brothers Wilbur Penrod of North Manchester and Ernest (Marjorie) Penrod Jr., of Lake Placid, FL; sisters Mrs. Eldred (Louise) Metzger of Claypool and Maxine Ruppel of North Manchester; five grandchildren and two step grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Monday morning, March 11, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel with Rev. Dale Jenks officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
James Lee Carrothers
James Lee Carrothers, 70, of 5042W 500S Lot #2, Wabash, IN, died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 2932 at Miami County, IN to Victor and Ethel (Halterman) Carrothers. He married Joann C. Harman in Gilead, IN on May 4, 1951.
He retired November 1986 from General Tire of Wabash. He was a graduate of Gilead High School and a member of the Hanna Masonic Lodge, Wabash, and Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine.
He is survived by his wife, Joann C. of Wabash; daughters Judy Carrothers of Fort Wayne, Joyce Carrothers and Mrs. Fred (Jayne) Jones, both of Wabash; a son, James L. Carrothers, Jr. of Clarksville, TN; brothers Bob of South Bend, IN, Brice of Peru, Willis of Macy, and Luther of Arcadia, FL; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday, March 11, 2002 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, located at SR 9 and SR 218, in Huntington County. Elder Russell Hicks officiated and burial took place there.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Memorial guestbook for James can be signed on-line at grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Edith Lucille Musselman
Edith Lucille Musselman, 90, of 3549E 1100N, Macy, IN, died Thursday evening, March 7, 2002 at her residence. She was born Aug. 23, 1911 in Grant County to Joseph P. and Amanda (Shoemaker) Winger. She married Harold E. Musselman in Grant County, IN on August 21, 1932; he died August 27, 1984.
Edith was a homemaker, and the oldest member of the Roann Church of the Brethren, and the last lifetime deaconess of the church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Marilyn) Staats of Macy, IN; three granddaughters - Mrs. Brian (Samantha) Ward of Macy, Mrs. Matthew (Jennifer) Sprague of Peru, and Amy Staats of Lagro; a grandson, Jayson Staats of Wabash; and nine great grandchildren. Eight brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel with Rev. Stephen D. Gerber officiating. Burial was in the Chili Cemetery, located at Chili, IN.
Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel. Preferred memorials are to St. Bernard Catholic School or Wabash County Animal Shelter. The memorial guestbook for Edith can be signed on-line at grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Verlin A. Haynes
Verlin A. Haynes, 92, of 3559W SR 124, Wabash, IN, died Sunday, March 3, 2002 at Millers Merry Manor West, Wabash. He was born July 14, 1909 at Huntington, IN to Lem and Clara (Shambaugh) Haynes. He married Arloene Heagy in Miami County, IN on Dec. 17, 1955.
He was a lifetime member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church, a member of the Wabash County Farm Bureau and a lifetime resident of Wabash County.
He is survived by his wife, Arloene of Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Miriam) Blackburn of Nokomis, FL; a nephew, Pawnee (Lois) Haynes of Gas City, IN; nieces Mrs. Richard (Sharon) Landis of Venice, FL, Mrs. Robert (Roberta) Snoke of Fort Wayne, and JoAnn Day of Peru, IN; nephews DeWayne (Betty) Heagy of North Manchester and John (Carolyn) Heagy of Roann. He was preceded in death by a brother and a nephew.
Funeral service was held Thursday, March 6, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Pastor David Abel officiating. Burial was in Murphy Cemetery located in Wabash County.
Preferred memorials are to the Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Keith B. Coldren
Keith B. Coldren, 79, of 8280E U.S. 30, Pierceton, IN, died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Miller's Merry Manor of Warsaw, IN. He was born April 26, 1922 at Plymouth, IN to Omer Otis and Beatrice M. (VanPherson) Coldren. He married Betty Cook on Sept. 17, 1976.
He was a World War II Army Veteran, and was retired as a driver for SL Trucking after 50 years. He was a life member of V.F.W.
In addition to is wife, he is survived by sons Dan (Marlene) Coldren of Claypool and Kevin Coldren of Wabash; a stepson, Jerry (Kathy) Ervin of Cromwell; daughters Judy Bone and Karen Murphy, both of North Manchester, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) McGuire of Kokomo, IN, Mrs. Earl ( Mary Jo) Steininger of Akron, and a step daughter, Mrs. Dallas (Linda) Campbell of Warsaw; a brother, William Coldren of Warsaw; and sisters Edna Tracy and Mrs. Jim (Barbara) Stewart, both of North Manchester, Mrs. Rex (Betty) Smith of Warsaw, Beverly Coldren of Bremen, Mrs. Larry (Brenda) Landis of Wabash, and Beckie Burton of Lafayette; six grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and 19 step great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 9, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel with Rev. Chad Burkhart and Jerry Ervin officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Cynthia Ann Friermood
Cynthia Ann Friermood, 49, of 1877 E. SR 124, Wabash, IN died Monday morning, March 11, 2002 at her residence. She was born October 20, 1952 at Wabash, IN to Jerry W. and Carol Joan "Jody" (Cole) Haag.
She worked several years at Wabash Magnetics, and was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Wabash.
Survivors include her parents; a son, Justin M. Friermood and a grandson, Tyce Tyler Friermood, both of LaFontaine, IN; a brother, Randy Lee (Susan) Haag of Pensacola, FL; and caregivers John Marks, Wabash, and Molly Bechtol of LaFontaine.
No services were planned and cremation will take place at Northern Indiana Creamtory of Fort Wayne. Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter.
Mary Elizabeth Allen
Mary Elizabeth Allen, 78, a resident of Millers Merry Manor West, Wabash, IN died at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN Sunday, March 10, 2002. She was born April 13, 1923 at Wabash County to Everett and Nettie (Bowman) Benson. She married Richard E. Allen; he died October 6, 1982.
She worked as a cook at the Rock City Cafe and Hoosier Point Restaurant.
She is survived by a son, Dick W. (Linda) Allen of Wabash and a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Beverly Jo) Barton, also of Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Marsh of Marion, IN; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, four step grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maris Ann Simpson, four brothers, and a sister.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel with Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial will take place in Friends Cemetery of Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the ICU at Wabash County Hospital.
John P. Deeter
John P. Deeter, 61, of 5867 E 750 S, Pierceton, IN, died Sunday evening, March 10, 2002 at his resident. He was born Aug. 11, 1940 at Point Isabel, IN to Howard and Clara (Gallaher) Deeter. He was a resident of Pierceton, IN for 32 years.
He married Becky Aylsworth at Fairmount, IN Oct. 23, 1958. He was a self-employed farmer, and worked at R.R. Donnelly for 22 years as a hoistman in shipping. He was owner of This Old House Antiques in Pierceton. and was a member of the North Manchester Congregational Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Deeter of Pierceton; his mother, Clara Deeter of Warsaw; two daughters - Mrs. Kevin (Laurie) Kerr and Mrs. Jim (Debbie) Reed, both of Pierceton; two sons - John Martin Deeter and Rick Deeter, both of Pierceton; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 p.m. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate, and burial will be in Pierceton's Hillcrest Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Congregational Christian Church Building Fund, or to Home Health Care/Hospice Fund of Kosciusko County.
Louis V. Bianco
Louis V. Bianco, 68, of 296 E. H ill St., Wabash, IN, died Sunday morning, April 14, 2002 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Mt. Clemens, MI. He was born Aug. 14, 1933 at South Bend, IN to Frank and Josephine (Maio) Bianco. He married Thelma Cramer in Wabash on July 2, 1964. He retired from General Motors Plant in Marion, IN after 31 years. He was a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma of Wabash; a son Jeffrey (Shawn) Bianco of Shelby Township, MI, a daughter, Mrs. Bayard (Linda) Temple of Roseville, MI; step sons Richard (Amanda) Thompson of Trinidad, CO and Duane Thompson of Hayward, CA; brothers Eugene Bianco of Granger, IN and Vincent Bianco of Kalamazoo, MI; six grandchildren and a great grandson. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral service is being held Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with Tony Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department. Memorial guest book for Louis can be signed on-line at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Frank E. Deneve
Frank E. Deneve, 90, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community, and formerly of rural Claypool, IN, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born June 29, 1911 at Moline, IL to Edward and Sidonie (Deconick) Deneve. He married Irene L. Klinker on Feb. 15, 1936; she survives.
He was a member of the Missionary Church, North Manchester.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Richard Deneve, North Manchester, and John Deneve of Claypool; daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Delores) Sturdevant of Tipton, IN and Mrs. Roger (Mary) Baker of South Whitley; a brother, Al J. Deneve of Ft. Wayne and a sister, Gerry Miller of Bryan, OH; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service is planned for Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 p.m. at the Missionary Church, 806 E. SR 114, North Manchester, with Pastor Dan Binkley officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Missionary Church Building Fund.
Mary E. Walton
Services for Mary E. Walton, 89, of Ft. Wayne, and formerly of Woodburn and North Manchester, were held Friday, April 5, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel with Rev. Fred Bishop officiating. Peggy Boggs presided at the organ, and special music was provided by Tim Hethcote and Deanna Cripe with Linda Hethcote as accompanist.
Burial was in Gardens of Memories Cemetery, Huntington County. Pallbearers were Brian Grossman, Rod Grossman, Ryan Cripe, Tim Hethcote, Jeff Cripe, Andrew Hethcote, and Daniel Walton.