Jean Donovan Bechtold
Jean Donovan Bechtold, 75, of 807 W. Third St., North Manchester, IN, died June 26, 2002 at Parkview Memorial Hospital of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born March 13, 1927 at Huntington, IN to Fred V. and Lelia Vivian (Clark) Bechtold.
He retired from Sears & Roebuck Co. where he was a service technician for more than 30 years. He was a charter member of the North Manchester Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a member of the North Manchester Loyal Order of Moose. He served in the National Guard.
He is survived by a sister, M. Eileen Gibson of North Manchester, and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Graveside service was held Saturday, June 29, 2002 at Fairview Cemetery located at Servia, IN. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements and the memorial guest book for Jean can be signed on-line at grandstaff-hentgen.com.
James H. Roberson
Graveside services for James H. Roberson, 896, of Logansport, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2002 in the Ever-Rest Chapel, Logansport. Mr. Roberson died June 20, 2002 at Chase Convalescent Center. The Rev. Donald Ruhl will be officiating at the service. There will be no visitation.
Fisher Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ida Mae Stellar
Services for Ida Mae Stellar, 76, of Servia, IN were held Saturday morning, June 30, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel with Pastors Eddie Akins and Dale Kelsey officiating. Karla Akins was organist and vocalist.
Burial was in Fairview Cemetery of Servia. Pallbearers were Rock Foust, David Luckenbill, Jeff Brown, Scott McDonald, David Coble and Harvey Coble. Honorary pallbearer was Amy Luckenbill.
Everett Trell Miller
Services for Everett Trell Miller, 78, of Wabash, IN were held Tuesday afternoon, June 25, 2002 at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, with Pastor Jim Morrisett officiating.
Pallbearers for the burial were Fred Neibauer, Marc Neibauer, Mike McKee, and Jim Morrisett. Arrangements were by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel.
Patsy J. Cook
Services for Patsy J. Cook, 71, of North Manchester, IN were held Wednesday morning, June 26, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel with Rev. John Whitcraft officiating.
Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery of North Manchester. Pallbearers were dean Cox, Dick Miller, Wayne Montel, Theron Rupley, Jerry Clark and Gary Clark.
Timothy L. Metzger
Timothy L. Metzger, 49, of 12115 S. Packerton Road, Silver Lake, IN, died July 4, 2002 at Applewood Health & Rehab Center of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born August 30, 1952 at Warsaw, IN to Everett E. Metzger and Kathryn (Teeter) Metzger. He was a self employed dairy farmer.
He was a 1970 graduate of Warsaw High School, and earned the Bachelors degree in Biology from Manchester College. He attended the Packerton United Methodist Church where he played the organ for several years.
Survivors include his father, Everett E. Metzger of rural Silver Lake; a brother, Philip (Donna) Metzger of Claypool, IN; a sister, Mrs. James (Mary Ann) Bortz of Perrysburg, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Sunday, July 7, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel. Rev. Fred Orr officiated, and burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery of North Manchester.
DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Robert T. Barnes
Robert T. Barnes, 89, formerly of 1605 N. Wabash St., Wabash, IN, died July 4, 2002 at Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash, IN. He was born April 7, 1913 at Rochester, IN to John and Anna (Merley) Barnes. He married Leah Maxine Hettmansperger in Wabash on Nov. 17, 937, and she died October 15, 2001.
He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash. He was store manager at Kroger for 35 years, retiring in 1971. He lived at 1605 N. Wabash St., from 1959 - October 2001.
He is survived by two sons - Robert F. Barnes of Urbana, IN and John P. (Marilyn) Barnes of Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Donald ( Marianne) Cole of Wabash; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson and six brothers.
Funeral service was held Monday, July 8, 2002 at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father Sextus Don officiating. Entombment took place at Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the St. Bernard Catholic Church of Wabash. The memorial guestbook for Robert can be signed on-line at grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Grandstaff-Hentgen, Manchester Avenue Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Donald W. Smith
Donald William Smith, 80, of 556 E. Baumbauer Road Lot 27, Wabash, IN died Friday, July 5, 2002 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Dec. 1, 1921 at Peru, IN to Raymond G. and Mary Lois (Erb) Smith. He married Eva Marguerite Dorsey April 11, 1942 in Ewing, MO.
Mr. Smith was a member of he Wabash Church of the Brethren, a retired farmer and construction worker. He was a 1939 graduate of Somerset High School, Somerset, IN.
He is survived by his wife, Eva, of Wabash; daughters Linda Kay Domine of Lansing, MI, Sharon Ruth Channell of Oak Hill, OH, and Anita Rae Davidson of Ankeny, IA; sons Paul Dean Smith of Indianapolis, and Mark Donald Smith of Houston, TX; a brother, Robert D. Smith of Elkhart, IN; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Wendell Lee Smith who died Aug. 1, 1985.
Services were held Monday, July 8, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel with Pastor Kay Gaier officiating. Burial was in the Ever Rest Memorial Park located at Logansport, IN.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Church of the Brethren. The memorial guest book for Donald can be signed on-line at grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Esther E. Landis
Esther E. Landis, 94, of 4725 S. Colonial Oaks DR., Marion, IN, died July 4, 2002 at Colonial Oaks Healthcare. She was born Feb. 3, 1908 at Wabash County, IN to Charles and Maude (Dickover) Tyner. She married Eldon L. Landis at the Brookside E.U.B. Church in Indianapolis, IN on Dec. 24, 1927. He died April 10, 1996.
She was a member of the Richvalley United Methodist Church, a former member of both the Wabash County Republican Women and the Richvalley Home Extension Club.
Survivors include a son, Richard D. ( Barbara) Landis of Marion, IN; daughters Mrs. Everett (Phyllis) Hawkins of Wabash, Mrs. Larry (Martha) Comerford of Peru, and Mrs. Larry (Elizabeth) Surbey of Bunker Hill, IN; a sister, Mrs. Russell (Wildus) Howard of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and three brothers.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Pastor Forest Bowers officiating. Burial took place in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the Center for the Study of Macular Degeneration, Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1130. The memorial guestbook for Esther can be signed on-line at grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Glessner "Toad" Bradley
Glessner "Toad" Bradley, 69, of Servia, IN, died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born Sept. 28, 1932 at Salyersville, KY to Sam and Gracie (Arnett) Bradley, both deceased. He married Mae Moore July 12, 1952, and she survives.
Mr. Bradley was retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad after 17 years service. He was a member of the Central Indiana Bluegrass Association and has played bluegrass music for the past 51 years.
He is survived by sons Rick Bradley of Warsaw, Ron Bradley and Glessner "Bub" Bradley Jr., both of North Manchester, Walter Bradley of Urbana, and Lee Bradley of Claypool. Surviving daughters are Connie Bradley and Mrs. Randy (Bonnie) Grossman, both of North Manchester, Mrs. Curtis (Diana) Reimer of Servia, and Mrs. Joe (Janet) Nelson of Warsaw; a brother, Sam Henry Bradley of Silver Lake; a sister Jurlean Salyers of Wabash; and 19 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother and a sister.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, No. Manchester Chapel. Pastors J. P. Freeman and Ralph Dotson will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.
Beatrice L. Grimme
Beatrice L. Grimme, 91, of 6579 W. Grimme Lane, Claypool, IN (Yellow Creek Lake), died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, IN. She was born August 17, 1910 at Tipton County, Indiana to Jesse and Sofronia (Smith) LaGarde. She married former Tipton County Sheriff Paul J. Grimme in 1933, and he preceded her in death April 1, 1977.
She was a member of the Center United Methodist Church of SR 15 N, Silver Lake. She taught in Tipton County Schools for 26 years, and later taught with Tippecanoe Valley Schools for 13 years, retiring in 1976.
She graduated from Prairie Township High School in Tipton County, attended Ball State and graduated from Butler University. She was a member of the Double Dozen Home Ec Club of Tipton, the United Methodist Women, and Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include two daughters - Mrs. Richard (Sandra) Holkemper of Warrenton, Missouri and Mrs. David (Brenda) Patterson of Brownsburg, IN; four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Friends may call Wednesday, July 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held at the Church, SR 15N, Silver Lake on Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Doris Smith officiating. Graveside service will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Tipton, IN.
Preferred memorials are to Center United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, c/o DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Silver Lake Chapel, 503 E. Main St., Silver Lake, IN 46982.
Dr. Philip L. Smith
Philip L. Smith, M.D., 83, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, he retired in 1989 from Fort Wayne OB-GYN after 45 years of practice.
A member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a captain from 1945-1947. He attended Central High School in North Manchester, Indiana University, St. Louis University School of Medicine, interned at City Hospital in Indianapolis, obtained his Masters degree from the University of Minnesota and was an OB/GYN resident at the May Clinic in Rochester, MN.
He served on the Visiting Nurse Service Board, Allen County Cancer Society Board, Goodwill Industries Board and the Fort Wayne Hospital Consortium Board. He was also a member of the following organizations: American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Association, Fort Wayne Medical Society, American College of Surgeons, Southern Medical Association, Central Association-OB/GYN, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, American Association of Gynecological Laporoscopists, American Board of OB/GYN, Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine and Surgery, Alpha Omega Alpha, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and the Fort Wayne Country Club. He was a founding member of the American College of OB/GYN.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie J. of Ft. Wayne; four sons, Stephen J. of Chicago, IL, Philip J e. of Milwaukee, WI and Larry A. and Richard E., both of Ft. Wayne; one sister, Mary Phyllis Barr of Ames, IA; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Service will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St. with calling one hour prior. Calling also Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.
Memorials are to First Wayne Street United Methodist Church or Donor's Choice.