William I. Caldwell
Service for William Isaac Caldwell, 94, formerly of Silver Lake, IN was held Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2002 at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, IN with Rev. Richard Sochacki officiating, where burial followed. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Silver Lake Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Robert W. Miller
Services for Robert W. Miller, 52, of Hawley, PA, were held Saturday morning, July 6, 2002 the North Manchester Old German Baptist Church with Home Brethren officiating.
Burial was at Old German Baptist Cemetery of North Manchester, and pallbearers were Mike Braden, Scott Sandlin, Nick Miller, Ryan Walmer, Dustin Miller and Shawn Miller.
Arrangements were by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel.
Paul S. Bowman
Paul S. Bowman, 85, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community of North Manchester, IN, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born Nov. 15, 1916 at Dayton, OH (Montgomery County) to Ora Bertrum and Altha Mae (Bookwalter) Bowman. He married S. Nadine Brown June 21, 1944 and she survives at Timbercrest.
A member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren, Mr. Bowman was retired from Manchester College in 1981 after 31 years as Director of Admissions. He was a Church of the Brethren Pastor, having served three years at Cando, N.D. and two years at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren of South Whitley.
He was a charter member of the North Manchester Lions Club, a member of Indiana State Director of Admissions Association, active in Habitat for Humanity and Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief. He was a recipient of the Manchester College Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982. He was an active volunteer at Timbercrest Retirement Community, and adopted grandparents for the Manchester College Women's Basketball team.
In addition to his wife, Nadine, he is survived by sons Ned (Sheryl) Bowman of North Manchester and Dale (Sandy) Bowman of Islamorada, FL; a brother, Parker Bowman of West Milton, OH; and sisters Mrs. Dorothy Spitler, Brookville, OH and Mrs. Robert (Avanelle) Montgomery of Trotwood, OH; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Services were held Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel. Chaplain Joan Deeter and Rev. David Rogers officiated.
Preferred memorials are to Paul S. and S. Nadine Bowman Scholarship Fund at Manchester College, or Timbercrest Retirement Community, c/o DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel.
Dena D. Ford
Dena D. Ford, 50, of Isabella Towers, Knoxville, TN, died July 1, 2002 at her residence. She was born May 27, 1951 at Marion, IN to John
Spaulding Jr., of Upland, IN and Izona (Guyer) Knipp, deceased.
She is survived by five brothers - John W. (Pam) of Columbia City, James P. of Upland, IN, Jerry E. (Pam) of North Manchester, Raymond L. (Debra) of London, KY, and Timothy W. (Kathy) Spaulding, of Tampa, FL; also three sisters - Constance (Connie) M. Nelson of North Manchester, Mrs. Walter (Mary-Ellen Grace) Bradley of Urbana, and Mrs. James (Alicia Jean) Shelton of Chicago, IL.
There are no services planned. Arrangements are by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel.
Jack L. Howard
Jack L. Howard, 42, of 107 S. Market St., North Manchester, IN, died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1960 at Warsaw, IN to Jesse Howard of Seven Points, TX and Cynthia Ann Howard of Kemp, TX. He was an employee of Dexter Axle, North Manchester. He was married on June 21, 1991 to his surviving wife, Debra.
Other survivors include a stepson, Adam Schnepp of North Manchester; stepdaughters Amber, Stacey, and Heather Schnepp, all of North Manchester; brothers Earl Howard of Tampa, FL, John Howard of Kemp, TX, Jesse Howard, Jeff Howard and James Howard, all of Wabash; and a sister, Mrs. Mike ( Jamie) Mollett of Wabash. One son, Scottie Howard, died in 1992.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kelly Beutler officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery of North Manchester. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Judy Kay Johnson
Judy Kay Johnson, 61, of 608 S. Miami St., Wabash, IN, died Monday, July 8, 2002 at Community Care Center, Wabash, IN. She was born Oct. 20, 1940 at Denver, IN to Grimes and Edna (Daywalt) Derck, both deceased.
She attended the Christian Heritage Fellowship Church. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by four daughters - Mrs. Timothy (Helen) Hatfield and Mrs. Ronald (Debra) Berry, both of Wabash, Mrs. Robert (Melissa) Wilkinson and Tina Briner, both of Peru; a son, John Ward of Wabash; three brothers - Robert (Sue) of Wabash, James (Robin) of LaFontaine, and Charles (Kristine) Derck of New Mexico; a sister Mrs. Maxwell (Orma) Gaston of Urbana; 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Two sons and a daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Helen Allen, 59, of 207 N. Washington St., North Manchester, died Saturday, July 13, 2002 at her residence. She was born October 14, 1942 at Risner, KY to Hobart and Ethel (Sammons) Reffitt, both deceased.
She was retired from General Motors Hydromatic Division of Detroit, MI. She was a 1960 graduate of Prestonsburg (KY) High School. She attended Henry Ford Community College at Dearborn, MI and received an A.S. degree in accounting, and later attended Control Data Institute of Technology where she received an A.S. degree in computer repair.
Her only survivor is a daughter, Donna Melissa Lewis of North Manchester. Her husband preceded her in death.
There are no services or calling. Memorials may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society. Arrangements were by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel.
Beatrice L. Grimme
Services for Beatrice L. Grimme, 91, of rural Silver Lake, were held Thursday morning, July 11, 2002 at Center United Methodist Church of Silver Lake. Rev. Doris Smith officiated.
Betty Doub presided at the organ, and Darle Simmons provided vocal music.
Burial was in Fairview Cemetery of Tipton, IN. Pallbearers were Brett Patterson, Jason Patterson, Michael Grimme, Anne Taylor, Amy Carroll, Diane Henderson, and Sonita Grimme. Arrangements were by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, Silver Lake Chapel.
Glessner "Toad" Bradley
Services were held for Glessner "Toad" Bradley, 69, of Servia, IN Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, No. Manchester Chapel with Pastors J.P. Freeman and Ralph Dotson officiating. Vocalists were Lee and Rick Bradley.
Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Servia, where Ray Moore played "Amazing Grace" on the fiddle. Pallbearers were Nathan Grossman, Jason Grossman, Brian Bradley, Rex Reimer, Brandon Reimer, Walter Bradley Jr., and Adam Nelson.
Robert C. Melton
Services were held for former North Manchester resident Robert C. Melton, 72, Friday, July 12, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel. Pastor J.P. Freeman officiated and Peggy Boggs presided at the organ.
Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. The U.S. Navy presented the flag and played Taps. Pallbearers were Tom and Scott Melton, Frank Baker, Scottie, Bobby, and Andy Melton.
Arrangements were by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Silver Lake Chapel.
Brad Alan Mishler
Services for former North Manchester resident, Brad Alan Mishler, 42, were held Sunday afternoon, July 7, 2002 at First Brethren Church, North Manchester with Rev. Kurt Stout officiating. Remembrances were given by Sam Knight and Larry Jackson.
Brad died Monday, July 1, 2002 at Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mamie Keim presided at the piano, and Larry Jackson provided vocal music. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Timothy L. Metzger
Services for Timothy L. Metzger, 49, of rural Silver Lake, IN were held Sunday afternoon, July 7, 2002 at DeLaughter-McKLee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel. Rev. Fred Orr officiated, and Sue Clark presided at the organ.
Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery of North Manchester; pallbearers were Philip and Everett Lynn Metzger, Gordon and Robert Lehman, and Bill Teeter.
Arrangements were by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel.
Ruby F. Beauchamp
Ruby F. Beauchamp, 93, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, since 1981, died at Timbercrest Healthcare Center Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2002. She was born Jan. 5, 1909 at Kirklin, IN to Stephen N. and Cassie (Ulrey) Walker. She married Judge John W. Beauchamp on Dec. 25, 1932; he died Dec. 28, 1993.
Ruby was a member of Wabash First United Methodist Church, the Women's Clubhouse Ass'n., the Round Table, and Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She served as a Gray Lady at the Wabash County Hospital, the County Farm, and the Marion Veterans Hospital. She taught English one year in Trotwood, OH. She, her husband, and her brother-in-law George Beauchamp started Kokomo Junior College in Kokomo, IN (now Indiana University, Kokomo).
Ruby was a 1926 graduate of Delphi High School and a 1930 graduate of Manchester College. She moved to Wabash in 1940 and lived there until 1981 when she moved to Timbercrest. She and her husband traveled in 70 foreign countries.
She is survived by two daughters - Mrs. Kenneth (Ann) Hunter of Wabash and Mrs. Ronald (Beverly) Kahney of St. Louis, MO; five granddaughters - Diane Hunter-Bickers of Kansas City, MO, Elizabeth Engle of North Manchester, Susan Hunter of Wabash, Lynn Bartles of St. Louis, MO, and Jennifer Thompson of Carmel, IN; a grandson, Jonathon Kahney of Chicago, IL and six great-grandchildren. A brother, Nolan Walker, a former North Manchester resident, preceded her in death.
Friends are received at Grandstaff-Hentgen, Manchester Avenue Chapel, Wabash Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Timbercrest Retirement Community Chapel. Rev. David L. Rogers will be officiating clergyman, and burial will take place in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to Scholarship Fund for Tafiseny Papaya. Memorial guest book for Ruby can be signed on-line at grandstaff-hentgen.com.