Sarah J. Hobson
Sarah Jean Hobson was stillborn May 16, 2002, at Marion, IN, to Eric S. and Susan L. (Jones) Hobson. The baby was born at Marion General Hospital of Marion, IN.
Survivors include her parents; sisters Elizabeth Lynn Hobson and Abigail Joy Hobson, all of Wabash; great grandparents Herb J. and Jean E. Hobson of Wabash, Rev. W. C. & Glenda Jones of Duran, MI, and great-grandmother Mrs. Dorothy Shaub of Lancaster, PA.
Services were held Friday, May 17, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with Pastors James Stevanus and Steve Gerber officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the Life Center.
Rev. Paul A. Horine
Rev. Paul A. Horine, 81, of 4810W 100S, Wabash, IN died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at his residence. He was born March 1, 1921 at Elwood, IN to Frank and Wrennie (Downs) Horine. He married Dorotha Jacoby Oct. 7, 1972 and she survives. He was previously married to Helen L. Davis who survives in Fairmont, IN.
He was a farmer, contractor and did excavating work, a Methodist minister serving Northern Indiana, East Central Indiana, Atwood Indiana; also churches in Roann, Wabash, and Somerset. He was a graduate of Fairmont High School, and Garrett Theological Seminary of Evanston, IL. He was a member of the Northern Indiana Conference of United Methodist Churches. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Fairmont, IN. He enjoyed flying Ultra-Lites.
Survivors include his wife, Dorotha of Wabash; three sons - Larry (Peggy) P. Horine of Urbana, Marvin Horine and Dennis (Dolores) Horine, both of Wabash; three stepsons - Robert Eviston of Peru, Michael (Kathy) Eviston of Lincolnville, and Tim (Nancy) Eviston of Lagro; a step daughter, Mrs. Richard (Kathy) Wehrly of Wabash; a brother, Willard (Harriet) Horine of Rigdon, IN, and a sister Mrs. Harrison (Donnis) Dawes of Spirit Lake, Iowa; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Monday morning, May 20, 2002 at the Woodlawn United Methodist Church of Somerset, IN. The Rev. Earl Guingrich officiated, and burial was in Knox Chapel Cemetery of Rigdon, IN.
McDonald Funeral Home Eddingfield Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association, Shriners Children's Hospital, or Wabash County Hospice, c/o Funeral Chapel.
Carol L. Cavins
Carol L. Cavins, 59, of 1068 Columbus St., Wabash, IN died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 18, 1942 at Litchfield, MN to Clifford and Helen (Otto) Noland. She married Jess R. Cavins in Wabash on June 15, 1968.
She worked at Thermafiber in Wabash three years, and at United Technologies of North Manchester 17 years.
She is survived by her father, Clifford Noland of West Lafayette; her husband Jess R. Cavins of Wabash; four sons - Floyd Noland, Melvin Norris, Jess Norris, and Josh Cavins, all of Wabash; daughters Mrs. Kenneth (Carla) Black of Huntington, IN, Barbie Amburgey and Brandy Cavins, both of Wabash; stepsons Denny Cavins of Wabash and Roger Wayne Cavins of Andrews; five brothers - Clifford Noland, Larry Noland, Dennis Noland, all of Wabash, Charles Noland of Marion and Billy Joe Noland of Kokomo; sisters Mrs. Ted (Linda) Dill of Wabash and Dolores Noland of Grand Forks, ND; 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a great grandchild.
Funeral service was held Saturday, May 18 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Troy Trusty as officiating clergyman. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society.
Wanda L. Eltzroth
Wanda L. Eltzroth, 69, of 1139W SR 124, Wabash, IN, died May 15, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital of Carmel, IN. She was born May 17, 1932 at Huntington, IN to Charles and Nellie (Sprinkle) Goebel. She married Richard A. Eltzroth in Huntington, IN on April 6, 1952.
She was a member of the St. Matthews United Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, and an active member of both the Hoosier Homemakers and Richvalley Homemakers, serving in various capacities.
She is survived by her husband, Richard of Wabash; a son, Michael (Shanna) Eltzroth of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. David (Vickie) Pursell of Arcadia, IN; grandsons Kevin Eltzroth and Brady Eltzroth both of Wabash and Jason Boyer of Arcadia; granddaughters Jessica Boyer of Arcadia and Melissa Eltzroth of Wabash; brothers Charles (Maxine) Goebel of Huntington and Roderick (Carolyn) Goebel of Marion, IN.
Funeral service was held Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Pastor Kent Young officiating. Burial was in Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery, located at Somerset, IN.
Rick D. Eppley
Rick D. Eppley, 52, of 101 Meadow Dr., LaFontaine, IN, and a lifetime resident of Wabash County, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born June 25, 1949 to Richard and Elda (Ferguson) Eppley of LaFontaine. He married Patricia Alexander Dec. 31, 1990.
Mr. Eppley operated an excavating and Roto-Rooter business at LaFontaine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church of Marion. He also served as sexton of LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery and was a member of IOOF Lodge of LaFontaine.
Survivors include his parents, his wife, a stepson Sam (Shanna) Rowe of LaFontaine, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Michael (Michelle) Gregory of Argos; four brothers - William (Laura) Eppley of Wabash, Curtis (Malaine) Eppley of Mankos, Virginia, Bud Eppley of Tennessee, and Korki Wilson of Fairmont, IN; three sisters - Susie Earhart of Wabash, Margo Swisher of Alexandria, and Kandi Hayes of New York; four grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Thursday, May 16, 2002 at the McDonald Funeral Home LaFontaine Chapel, with Rev. Doug Barton officiating. Burial was in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Mt. Olive United Methodist Church and LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.
Pansy D. Michael
Pansy D. Michael, 80, a resident of Mason Healthcare Center, Warsaw, IN, and formerly of Sidney, IN, died May 13, 2002 at Mason's. She was born March 10, 1922 at Pierceton, IN to Glen and Hanna (Taylor) Plant. She was a 1940 graduate of Sidney High School, and married to Harold J. Michael on Nov. 15, 1940, who survives. She was former owner of Michael Wedding Service, Sidney.
She is survived by her husband; a son, David Michael of Warsaw; daughters Mrs. William (Kathy) Greider of Cromwell, IN and Mrs. Rick (Betsy) Zellers of Silver Lake; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Leafy) Hudson of Mentone; and three grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Springcreek Cemetery, CR 850S and 700E, Sidney. The Rev. Doris Smith officiated at the graveside service. Arrangements were by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel.
Jackie A. Ellis
Jackie A. Ellis, 63, of 235 Grant St., died May 12, 2002 at her residence. She was born June 25, 1938 at Wabash County, IN to John Joseph and Bernice (Baer) Working. She married Merle G. Ellis in Richvalley, IN on Oct. 4, 1953.
She worked as a clerk for Clark's Finer Foods Home Office in Wabash, retiring in 1997. She was also a quality inspector at Wabash Magnetics for 10 years and took care of her granddaughter Brieanna Culver for two years. She was a member of the Wabash Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Merle of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Gary ( Debra) Harlan of Wabash; a granddaughter, Mrs. Brent (Jennifer) Johnson of Indianapolis; a grandson, Matt (Nikki) Culver of Wabash; step granddaughters Mrs. Bryan (Jennifer) Whitaker and Chelsie Harlan, both of Wabash; a step grandson, Gary Harlan Jr. of Norfolk, VA; great granddaughters Sydney Johnson and Shelby Johnson, both of Indianapolis, and Brieanna Culver and Taylor Whitaker, both of Wabash; a brother, Dicky Dean Working of Silver Lake.
Funeral service was held Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with the Rev. Manfred W. Fremder, and Rick Stone officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.
Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge, 1795 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260 or Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare & Hospice. The memorial guest book for Jackie can be signed on-line at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Margaret P. Smith
Services are pending at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, No. Manchester Chapel for Margaret P. Smith, 81, formerly of North Manchester. She died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at 12:30 p.m. at Greencroft Nursing Home of Goshen, IN.
Myron R. Metzger
Myron R. Metzger, 72, of 802 Crestview Dr., North Manchester, IN, died at his residence Saturday, May 4, 2002. He was born at Kosciusko County, IN October 25, 1929 to Howard and Iva (Leckrone) Metzger. He married Grace E. Hoover on August 26, 1950; she survives.
He graduated from Sidney High School Class of 1947, and attended Purdue University. He was a dairy farmer, and retired from the State of Indiana Soil & Water Conservation in 1997. He was a former m ember of the Kosciusko County 4-H Fair Board, State and National Guernsey Breeders Association, Kosciusko County Soil & Water Conservation Board, and Ulrey Memorial Cemetery Board.
In addition to his wife, Grace, he is survived by sons David (Beth) Metzger of North Manchester, Douglas (Heidi) Metzger of Goshen, and Duane (Pam) Metzger of Warsaw; a daughter Mrs. Linden (Diane) Williams of South Whitley; four brothers - Thurl Metzger of Little Rock, AR, Maurice Metzger of North Manchester, Loren Metzger of South Whitley, and Leo Metzger of North Manchester; sisters Mrs. Wilbur (Martha) Long of Bradford, OH and Mrs. Worth (Thelma) Ganshorn of Sechrist Lake, IN; and 10 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother and a sister.
He was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren. Friends were received Tuesday, May 7, from 1 - 4 and 5 - 8 p.m. at the Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley St.. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Manchester Church of the Brethren with Pastor Susan Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Heifer Project International, Manchester Church of the Brethren, Wabash County Cancer Society, or Heartland Hospice, c/o DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel.
Hayden E. Slagal
Hayden E. Slagal, 97, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN, died Friday, May 3, 2002 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. He was born July 25, 1904 at Huntington County, IN to John and Minnie (Eckman) Slagal. He married Lydia Magelene Paul on Nov. 19, 1924; she died June 1,1970.
He was an interior decorator who owned the Meyers Interior Decorating at Fort Wayne, IN for 40 years before retirement in 1990. He was a member of the National Academy of Decorative Arts. He served as treasurer of the Smith Street Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne, and served as a lay minister at Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren of Fort Wayne, where he held membership.
He is survived by a son, Robert Paul Slagal of Richmond, IN; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral service is planned for Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester with calling one hour prior to services. Chaplain David Doudt and Rev. Glenn Mulligan will officiate, and burial will be at Lancaster Cemetery, located in Huntington County, IN.
Arrangements are by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel. Preferred memorials are to Timbercrest Retirement Community.
Paul W. Layman
Paul W. Layman, 83, of 7303W 100S, Wabash, IN died Friday, May 3, 2002 at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1918 at Jackson Twp. of Huntington County, IN to Clarence and Fay (Jenning) Layman. He lived most of his life in Huntington County.
He was first married to Mary Ellen Favorite in Huntington on Oct. 1947; she died Aug. 20, 1979. He then married Clara Stouder who also died. Paul's third marriage was to Irene Ruch Yocum in Miami County, IN on Sept. 26, 1998; she died March 11, 1999.
He was retired from Navistar International (formerly International Harvester) in Fort Wayne after 24 years, and was a farmer. He was a former member of the Clear Creek Church in Huntington County.
Survivors include two sons - Phillip (LuAnn) Layman of Wabash and John (Lori) Layman of Roanoke; a daughter Mrs. Jim (Phyllis) McLain of Lumberton, TX; close friends Paul (Thelma) Lewis of Wabash, and seven grandchildren. A son, Garland, preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, Wabash, with the Rev. Rick Stone and Pastor Amos Albright officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, located at Huntington, IN.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash-Miami Home Health Care & Hospice. Memorial guest book for Paul can be signed on-line at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.