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Tennessee Leed, 4, of Argos

Tennessee Leed, 4, of Argos, passed away on June 22, 2022 at 7:31 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana.

 

On October 8, 2017 in Rochester, Indiana she was born to Cody Leed and Kimberlie Mollette. She is the 7th child of 8 for Cody and Kim.

 

Tennessee was the light of everyone's hearts and world. She was the truest old soul you could ever know. She was the life of the party no matter where she went,. having the biggest loving heart that just gave and gave. Tennessee was the biggest little "dirt ball" that couldn’t stand to be anywhere but outside with her mommy and daddy and her sisters and brothers. She knew her trees and could put a tree scientist to shame. Her life was all about being a "fixer" and a singer and dancer. All day, every day she would do those three things. She was a Perfect Beautiful Sweet Little Lady and won the hearts of every person she met. You couldn’t help but just smile and giggle right along with her.

 

Tennessee is survived by her Parents – Cody and Kimberlie of Argos, Indiana.

Siblings – Shacoda Betz and husband Tyler of Argos, Indiana; Wryanne Leed and Kyle Overmyer of Plymouth, Indiana; Aiden Manges; Alydiah Leed; Keagan Stanley; Terryn Eisenhardt; and Billie Jo Leed all of Argos, Indiana

Maternal Grandmother – Pam Mollette of Honduras

Paternal Grandfather – Harvey Leed of Plymouth, Indiana

She is preceded in death by her: Grandfather – Billy Joe Mollette; and Grandmother – Barbara Jean Leed

 

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday June 28, 2022 from 5 – 7 p.m. at New Song Church, 1292 Baker St., Plymouth, Indiana, and on June 29, 2022 at 11;00 a.m. till services.

 

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday June 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Justin Chambers.

 

Burial will follow at Jordon Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

 

Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Tennessee to: Jasper – Pulaski Nursery, 15508 W. 700 N., Medaryville, Indiana 47957.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana.

 

Ralph Clark, 95, Kokomo

Ralph Clark, 95, Kokomo, passed away at 9:23 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Hickory Creek of Peru.

 

Born June 1, 1927, in Harlan County, Kentucky, he was the son Anthony James and Cora Ethel (Bush) Clark.  He was married to Opal (Kelly) Clark, and she preceded him in death on October 9, 2007.  

 

He was a coal miner in Kentucky and worked in sawmills and doing general labor his entire life. 

 

Survivors include his children, include two sons, George McCoy (Gail) Creech, Knox; and Rickie Darrell (Mary) Creech, Peru; a daughter, Vickie Wininger and husband George, Kokomo; seven grandchildren, Lawrence (Sharon) Creech, South Haven; Paul (Dee) Creech, Hobart; Pennie (Chris) Sillis, Knox; Sarah (Lucas) Seaton, Casey, IL; Amber (Justin) Newlin, OK; Kelly (Joe) Stillings, Peru; and Daniel Wininger (fiancé, Bailey Tenny), Lake Cicott; and ten great-grandchildren, and eighteen great-great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, and he was the last of ten siblings in his family.  

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, with Pastor Bruce Russell officiating.  

 

Burial will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.

 

Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home. 

 

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. 

Brad A. Edison, 41, of Winamac

Brad A. Edison, 41, of Winamac, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac after a fierce battle with cancer. 

 

He was born on July 3, 1980 in Monticello, IN to Charles W. “Bill” Craig and Sharon K. [Budd] Edison. 

 

Brad attended West Central High School in Francesville, IN and later earned a GED.  He also attended Ivy Tech online. 

 

Brad was an avid outdoorsman.  When not fishing or trapping, he enjoyed tinkering in the garage with his father or writing music with his son, Ethan.  Brad had a great sense of humor.  He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

 

Survivors include:

Ethan Edison, Son

Charles W. “Bill” Craig and Sharon K. [Budd] Edison, Parents

Julie A. (Tammy Clark) Luttrell, Sister

Michael W. (Evie) Parrish, Brother

Stephanie M. Paige, Sister

Steven M. Simonin, Grandfather

Many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

No Services will be held at this time. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Brenda Jo Warnock, 70, Wabash

Brenda Jo Warnock, 70, Wabash,  passed away at 9:33 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.

Born on June 18, 1952, in Kokomo, Indiana, she was the daughter of Theron Ellsworth and Mary Alice (Boicourt) Shoemaker.  

She had a strong faith and loved her Lord.  

Survivors include four children, Lori Love, Peru; Melanie (Jamie) Stroud, Roann; Gene Walker, Denver; Tiffany (Jaime) Loftis, Twelve Mile; eighteen grandchildren; and one sister, Diana (Gene) Meyers, Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Beverly Ann Shoemaker. 

Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, concluding with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. 

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  

Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. 

Walter Scobie Sr., 82, of Rochester

Walter Scobie Sr., 82, of Rochester, passed away at 3:04 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

On June 29, 1939, Walter Edward was born in Kokomo to Eldon Everett and Phyllis Lilly Scobie.

Walter and Sharon Lee Eisler were married on January 1, 1959 in Troy Michigan. They have shared 63 years of life’s adventures.

Left to cherish the memories of Walter are his wife, Sharon; three children: Laura S. “Lori” Riggs (Jack), Tamora “Tammy” Mejia (Amado), Walter E. “Todd” Scobie (Wendy Marie); siblings: Donna Ackerman (Bill), Everett Eldon Scobie, and John Scott Scobie (Cathy).

A celebration of the life of Walter Edward Scobie will be at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 24, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon to 3 PM on Friday.

Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the US Coast Guard Honor’s Team.

Tiffany Lynn Jacobson, 31, of Winamac

Tiffany Lynn Jacobson, 31, of Winamac, passed away on March 28, 2022, from unexpected health issues. She was born May 11, 1990, to Kim Wieringa and Jim Jacobson, as a stubborn middle child with a big heart and attitude. Some of her best childhood memories were spent while growing up at the Hoosier Hideaway on Lake Bruce. Graduating with the class of 2008 from Rochester High School, the Career Center at RHS helped steer her toward her passion with healthcare. She worked at several different nursing homes in the area and had a soft spot for many of her residents that she cared for. 

 

The perfect example of duality, Tiffany could be as tough as nails if you tried her, but her heart was huge and her smile and laugh were contagious. She was known for her humor, inside jokes, and nicknames. A celebration of life was held for Tiffany at the Lions Club in Rochester on May 7, 2022. 

 

Left to cherish her memories are her son Ryson Daniel Carpenter, Rochester; fiancé Tyler DuBois, Winamac; mother and stepfather Kim and Mike Wieringa, Winamac; father and stepmother Jim and Sheri Jacobson, Rochester.

Siblings: April(Geoff)Kruse, Jimmy(Kristen)Jacobson, Jesse Jacobson, Michael Wiering, several step brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews; maternal grandmother Carol Magaldi; paternal grandmother Rose Jacobson along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Jimmy(Jake)Jacobson. 

 

Mary E. Miller, 97, of Star City

Mary E. Miller, 97, of Star City, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello, IN. 

 

She was born on March 14, 1925 in Star City to the late Adolph and Mollie [Huff] Tack.  Mary graduated from Star City High School in 1943 and went on to become a licensed beauty operator. 

 

On February 14, 1950, she married Walter F. Miller in Crown Point, IN.  He passed away on December 11, 1989. 

 

Mary was a dedicated farm wife and mother.  She enjoyed gardening and canning as well as making delicious food for her family.  She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and playing cards. 

 

Survivors include:

Steven F. (Paula) Miller, Star City, IN Son

JoAnn Miller, Monticello, IN Daughter

Myreta Wainscott, Speedway, IN Daughter

John (Marcia) Miller, Star City, IN Son

Brian (Kaitlynn) Miller, Grandson

Andy (Rachel) Wainscott, Grandson

Eric (Samantha) Miller, Grandson

Kaitlyn (Ryan Wilson) Wainscott, Granddaughter

Travis Miller, Grandson

Tyler Miller, Grandson

4 Great Grandchildren: Maxwell, Adelaide, Maurine, and Henry

 

Preceded in death by:

Adolph and Mollie [Huff] Tack, Parents

Walter F. Miller, Husband

Alma May Tack, Sister

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Star City West Cemetery in Star City, IN with Pastor David Norris officiating.

 

Burial will take place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Star City West Cemetery, Pulaski Animal Center, Riley Hospital for Children, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

Online Tributes may be made at www.frainmortuary.com.

Frances M. Williams, 103 years

Local centenarian, Mrs. Frances M. Williams, 103 years, 2 months and 26 days, was surrounded by her loving family, when she departed this life on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Life Care Center.      

On March 14, 1919, Frances Marie was born in Bourbon in the home of her parents,  Charles W. and Alma Marie Steinman Hershberger.

In 1937, she graduated from Bourbon High School. For 80 years she enjoyed visiting and keeping up to date with her classmates and their families. In 2017, she became the only surviving member of the class.

Frances and Howard O. Williams were married on July 16, 1939, by Rev. Ray Noland in the Foster Chapel of Bourbon. Their union produced two daughters, Michelle and Lucretia, and a son, David.  They shared 55 years of life’s adventures. The added blessings of three more generations have been added to the family tree.

As an entrepreneur and real estate broker, Frances teamed with business partner Helen Downs Smith forming Smith & Williams Realty, a well-known and vibrant company serving our community for many years.  In more recent years she was affiliated with Dave Helt Realty. Her memberships include Grace United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Women of the Moose. As a 50-year member of the Women of the Moose, she served as SR. Regent.  Frances collected Precious Moments and Beanie Babies.

Left to cherish the memories of Frances are a son, David A. Williams and wife Lois of Rochester; four grandchildren: Jill Showley and husband Jeff of Twelve Mile, Rick Williams and wife Beth of Rochester, Rodney Marks and wife Sara of Spring, TX;  six  great-grandchildren: Ashley Bowyer and husband Kyle, Jacob Marks, Brandon Williams and wife Candice, Everett Marks, Jessica Baker and husband R.J., Jenna Showley and Fiancee' Cullen Smith; six great-great-grandchildren: Mason, Emmitt, Caitlyn, Oliver, Gracelyn, Grant; a very special, sister-in-law, Martha Hershberger of Bourbon; special nephew Butch and wife Julia Teel; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Frances in death are her parents; husband Howard on November 28, 1994; two daughters: Michelle Williams, Lucretia Marks; grandson, Bradley Marks; great granddaughter, Michelle Marks; two sisters: Kathryn Teel, Eleanor Hoover; and brother, Mack “Bud” Hershberger.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Frances M. Williams will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Rev. Rod Ruberg will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 11-1 on Tuesday in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery of Plymouth.

Marty Easterday, 71

Mr. Marty Easterday, 71, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away 3:00 PM on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at his home in Tippecanoe.

 

On May 18, 1951 Martin Ross Easterday was born in Plymouth to Edward L. and Melba M. White Easterday. Growing up he shared his childhood with two brothers, Thomas and James.  Proudly he graduated with the Class of 1969 from Culver Community High School.  He was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.

 

With a strong work ethic, as a young man, Marty began working for Easterday Construction. He went on to start his own business, Temp-Rite. Marty became accomplished with installation and repair in HVAC and he was also an electrician throughout his life.

 

In his younger years, playing a round of golf with his buddies was a great way to spend an afternoon.  To relax, Marty enjoyed reading and watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke and Bonanza. His favorite author was Louis L'Amour.  Going to Vegas with the guys was always a good time.  Marty and Penny also went to the casinos, where they played the Willie Nelson slots.

 

Left to cherish Marty's memory are his mother, Melba M. Easterday of Culver; daughter Kaley Easterday-Zimmerer and husband John of Logansport; two grandchildren: Lauren and Madison; significant other, Penny Napier-Harrellson of Tippecanoe; two brothers: Thomas Easterday and wife Suzy of Yukon OK, James Easterday of Plymouth; his buddy in life’s adventures, Jim Painano; canine companion, Abby the black and white special blend Pomeranian-Terrier; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Marty in death is his father.

 

A celebration of the life of Martin Ross Easterday will be at 11:00 AM on Monday June13, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester.

 

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery of Culver.   

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX  75231-4596.

Bonnie Jean Mathis, 72, Metea

Bonnie Jean Mathis, 72, Metea, passed away at 10:43 P.M. on Friday, June 3, 2022, at her residence.

She was born on October 24, 1949 in Peru, Indiana the daughter of Jerry and Jean (Hockett) Biggs. On September 19, 1986 at the Foursquare Gospel Church in Peru, Indiana she marriage Guy Ronald Mathis. He preceded her in death on May 28, 2013.

Bonnie along with her husband owned and operated Guy’s Archery Shop and Hunter’s Den, both outside Peru. She had been a Ham Operator and an EMA Storm Watcher for many years. She had been a member of Apostolic Church of the Living Waters, accepting the Lord on April 28 of this year.

Survivors include her children, Anthony W. Mathis, Florida, Robin Michelle (Paul) Jeffs, Metea, Indiana, Rhonda Ousley, Peru, Indiana, Guy Ronald (Denise) Mathis Jr., Peru, Indiana, Regina (Darrin) Patton, Kentucky, Randi Jean York, Macy, Indiana, sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, brother, Jimmy Lee (Carol) Biggs, Peru, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremiah Mathis, two grandchildren, Alex VanDaele and Richard James Wright, her parents, and brother, Jerry “Doc” Biggs.

A Time to Celebrate Bonnie’s Life along with Guy’s and Jeremiah’s lives will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana. The online guestbook can be signed at www.mcclainfh.com

Rhoda "Dodie" Sybil Ricks Moredock, 83, formerly of Kokomo

Rhoda “Dodie” Sybil Ricks Moredock, 83, formerly of Kokomo, passed away Friday morning, June 3, 2022, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born February 28, 1939, near Buffalo, New York, she was
 the daughter of James Benjamin and Ethel Gertrude (Secord) Ricks.  On August 30, 1986, in West Middleton, Indiana, she was married to Robert Eugene Moredock, and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2018.

She loved antiques, shopping, paying Euchre, crafting, and caring for her dogs.   

Survivors include her three children, Dawn Eaker (Bryon Ringeisen), Denver; Richard (Maryann) Rhine, Kokomo; and Dodie (Eric) Weaver, Kokomo; grandchildren, Daryn (Hayden) Sturch; Dustyn Shrock (Jennifer Cecil), Rick Rhine, Jon Rhine, Suzie Rhine, and Jacob Weaver, M.D. (Anna Harned, M.D.); and two great-grandchildren, Gavyn Fritz, and “Boopa” Sturch. 

Rhoda was the oldest of three sisters, and survived by her two beloved sisters, Pam (Arthur) Irwin, Michigantown; and Cindy (Gary) Roberts, Kokomo. 

Private family services were held at McClain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, Indiana, or Kokomo Humane Society. 

McClain Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. 

Paul A. Easterday 62, Rochester

Paul A. Easterday 62, Rochester, passed away at 3:22 P.M. Monday, May 30, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

He was born on June 9, 1959 in San Diego, California, the son of Robert and Laurice (Edmonds) Easterday. On October 30, 1993, in Preble, Indiana, he married Linda Scott and she survives.

 

Paul was a member of New Beginnings Glorious Church and previously served as an Associate Pastor at the Old Crossroad Baptist Church. Paul loved to cook and started cooking at the age of 16 years old. He worked cooking at numerous restaurants throughout his career. His hobbies included playing basketball in his younger days and making paper cars.

 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Easterday, Rochester, Indiana, step children, Danielle (Kybray Little) Scott, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Scott Dawson, Rochester, Indiana, grandchild, Justin Dawson, Rochester, Indiana, brothers, Charles (May Jo) Easterday, Huntington, Indiana, Art (Tracy) Easterday, Huntington, Indiana, sisters, Laurie (Christopher Martin) Easterday, Fort Wayne, Indiana,  Mary (Jack) Squier, Huntertown, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

A time to celebrate Paul’s life will take place at New Beginnings Glorious Church, Rochester, Indiana, from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Easterday Memorial Fund.

 

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Raymond F. Cooley, 79, of Francesville

Raymond F. Cooley, 79, of Francesville, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville, IN.


A complete obituary will be posted soon.

 

Private Graveside Services will be held at Highland Cemetery in North Judson, IN. 

Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery in North Judson, IN.

In lieu of food, flowers, and gifts please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.  

Cremation Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

Dorothy A. "Dottie" Kline, 89, of Winamac

Dorothy A. “Dottie” Kline, 89, of Winamac, passed away at her home on Monday, June 6, 2022. 

 

She was born on February 4, 1933 in Hinsdale, IL to the late John and Lillian Jane [Oldfield] Vedok. 

 

On February 23, 1951, Dottie married Lloyd H. Kline in Winamac.  He passed away on January 13, 2009. 

 

Dottie was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church.  She was a former member of Tippecanoe Twirlers and a local home-ec club.  Dottie enjoyed painting (oil on canvas) and camping.  She loved her family dearly and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

 

She is survived by:

Terry Lloyd (Kimberly) Kline, Winamac, IN Son

Timothy Lee (Kimberly Russell) Kline, Winamac, IN Son

Brandi (Nick) Silver, Granddaughter

Danielle (Michael) Alexander, Granddaughter

Justin (Lauren) Kline, Grandson

7 Great Grandchildren: Chevie, Lylah, Karsynn, Brenya, Lindy, Brooks, and Charlotte

Elizabeth J. Thompson, Winamac, IN Sister

Mary A. (David) Thill, Janesville, WI Sister

Stephen (Sue) Vedok, Lombard, IL Brother

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

John and Lillian Jane [Oldfield] Vedok, Parents

Lloyd H. Kline, Husband

Catherine A. Liddicoatt, Sister

John Vedok, Jr., Brother

Lorraine Lockridge, Step Sister

Violet Faber, Step Sister

Michael Vedok, Sr., Step Brother

Anna Koekenberg, Step Sister

Joseph Vedok, Step Brother

Gail Lynn Peark, Niece

Michael Vedok, Jr., Nephew

 

Graveside Services will be held at 10 AM EDT Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN with Lay Leader Barbara Kleinofen officiating.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memorial Swinging Bridge Project. 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Angie Castleman-Alber, 50

Angie Castleman-Alber, 50,  passed away at 1:19 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022,   at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.  This followed a brief yet valiant battle with results of a massive stroke. 

 

Angie's legacy will continue on with gifts to 3 families through donation of her liver, and kidneys, giving life to someone in need.

 

On August 20, 1971, Angela Ann was born in Rochester to Loyd “Jack” and Anita Ann Yeazel Castleman. As the youngest of the four Castleman children, she shared her childhood with a sister, Carmen and two brothers Kurt and Allen. Proudly she graduated with the Class of 1989 from Rochester High School.

 

An accomplished author, Angie enjoyed writing poetry and journaling daily.   She loved listening to music of a variety of genres but especially classic rock.  Angie was gifted with arranging flowers and many times visited family and friends with a beautiful custom-made bouquet.  She was proud to own a unique collection of knives.  Angie accessorized her wardrobe with special accents and patches to compliment her attire.  An astrology buff, Angie took joy with studying the stars, sun and moon.  She read books on the topics of beyond higher powers.

 

Her greatest accomplishment was the legacy she leaves behind.  Her three amazing children and a generation of two that call her Grandma Angie. Mother's Day 2022 was her best ever. Spending the entire day with her children and the grands was the best! With her earlier life Angie encountered obstacles of substances. For the past nine months with great inner-strength, she prevailed and overcame the challenges staying drug-free, allowing good health to return and regaining the blossoming relationships with her family, allowing her more opportunities to make more memories. She looked forward to graduation from the Serenity House this September.

 

Left to cherish Angie's memory are a daughter, Francis Alber and companion Max Oberg, two sons, Brody Alber and companion Taylor Long all of Warsaw, Riley Alber of Rochester; parents, Jack and Anita Castleman of Rochester; two grandchildren, Nathan Cain Alber, Willow Rose Alber; sister Carmen M. and companion Tim of Fishers,  two brothers, Allen Castleman of Indianapolis, Kurt Castleman of Argos, her Serenity sisters, many neices and nephews also survive.

 

Preceding Angie in death are her husband Nathan,  grandparents, Wayne and Kathleen Yeazel and Clyde and Clarice Castleman.

 

A celebration of the life of Angela Ann Castleman-Alber will be at noon on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. 

 

Friends may visit with her family from 10:00 AM - Noon. Chaplain Serena Ann Case will officiate. 

 

Memorials may be made in Angie's name to St. Katharina Kasper Serenity Place, 1804 West St. Jefferson St., Plymouth, IN 46563.  

 

Online expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

Kaleb W. Hazlett, 27, formerly of Rochester

Kaleb W. Hazlett, 27, formerly of Rochester, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Greenwood.

On September 28, 1994, Kaleb Wesley was born in Rochester to Kevin and Kim Cessna Hazlett. He graduated with the Rochester High School  Class of 2013.   Kaleb played at the catcher position during summer baseball league games.  On the swim team he swam in the relay events and the 50 Freestyle.

Prior to graduation, Kaleb joined the Indiana National Guard and later served our country as a member of the United States Army. He was in the combat infantry and the corps of engineering, serving in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Syria and Germany.  Sgt. Kaleb W. Hazlett was honorably discharged in 2019.

Music was important to Kaleb.  He often played his electric or acoustical guitar and loved going to concerts. His favorite artists were Janis Joplin, Blink 182, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynrd.  Reading was another pastime, he liked all genre, but topics of the psychological futurist was a recent interest. Video gaming and working out were also a vital part of Kaleb’s day.

As an electrical apprentice, Kaleb worked at Ridgeline of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 1342 of Rochester.

Left to cherish  Kaleb's memory are his parents, Kim and Bruce Bowsher and Kevin and Laura Hazlett; four sisters: Amanda Hazlett and fiancé Josh Runkle, Lauriel Feece-Birchmeier all of Rochester, Meghan Hazlett of Mesa, AZ, Katelyn Crohn and husband Tyler of Wheat Ridge, CO; a brother, Steven Newton and companion Sabrina of Indianapolis; grandparents, Albert and Karen Deckys; niece and nephews: Lillian Mae Gerald, Wesley James Gerald, Jaxon Kenneth Runkle.

Preceding Kaleb in death are his maternal grandparents, William and Barbara Cessna and his paternal grandparents, Donald and Betty Hazlett.

Kaleb's family reminds us all that returning to civilian life from military duty is tough and challenging. Many times our veterans are confronted with an intrinsic crisis and turmoil that must be delt with on a daily basis.  Everyday 22 veterans take their life. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1.800.273.8255 or online assistance is https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/veterans/

A celebration of the life of Mr. Kaleb Wesley Hazlett will be at 11:00 AM   on Wednesday, June 8, 2022  in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Jeff Herron will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM  on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  

Tim Denton, 73, of Rochester

Timothy Paul Denton                                                             

 

“Life is good!” was Tim Denton’s mantra. And his friends and family know that Tim’s optimistic outlook extended into all aspects of his life. He worked hard and played hard, and he lived and loved to the fullest. For Tim, “life is good” was a state of mind.

Tim Denton, 73, of Rochester, was surrounded by family when he peacefully left this world behind on May 27, 2022 – a fitting tribute for a man who put his family first – always the proud, protective and loving patriarch who was there whenever needed. For many of his friends, Tim was their family, too. He was easy to get to know, and he never met a stranger. 

Tim was born in Mexico, Mo., on January, 29, 1949, son of Homer A. and Edna L. (Brownfield) Denton. He graduated from Rochester High School, but not before he had started his more than 50-year truck driving career at the age of 16. He traveled many a long, lonesome highway that spanned the 48 continental states. One might imagine now that he’s made it to his last coffee shop, listening to “I’ll Leave this World Loving You,” and “My Way.”

In 1991, Tim married his true love, Darlene, and embraced his new family as his own. He and Darlene bought the Corner Tavern in Monterey, Ind., in 2005, and Tim “worked” both sides of the bar up until a few weeks ago. For Tim and Darlene, the business was their social life, and the patrons were their friends.

Along with Darlene, Tim is survived by sons Jason Denton (April) and Mark Shambarger (Julie) and daughters Jeni Moore (Brody) and Kendra Chudzynski (Dan). He was blessed with nine grandchildren: Ryan (Melisa), Kiley (Steve), Chandler (Kayla), Jaycee, Hailey, Brandon, Payton, Molly and Gemma, along with five great-grandchildren: Aaron, Mackenzie, Mason, Kinley and Ellie, and another, Baby Boy Freeman, on the way. He’s also survived by his sister, Sherry Benedict, a sister-in-law, Sandy Smith, nieces and nephews and his best furry little buddy, Rocky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; special aunt and uncle, Peggy and Paul Reasoner; and son, Capt. Rodney Shambarger. Cooper the cocker spaniel has also been waiting with wags and kisses for Tim to join him.

Tim was a member of the Teamsters Local #364, Indiana Freemason Lincoln Lodge, the I.O.O.F., Lions Club of Monterey, American Legion, a trustee of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and an auxiliary life member of the VFW.

Tim’s family would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Julius Sitjar for years of outstanding care and Stillwater Hospice of Fort Wayne for the comfort they provided to Tim and his family. If Tim were here, he’d also want to recognize his two close friends, Peter Bilt and Glen Livet. “One more, and we’ll all go.”

Per Tim’s wishes, his body was willed to the Indiana University School of Medicine for the advancement of medical education. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN, 46975 (fultoncoanimalcenter.org), or to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #852, 108 E. 4th St., Rochester, IN 46975. Please include “Tim Denton Memorial” in your check’s memo line.

An open house gathering to remember Tim will be held 3-6 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at Geneva Center outdoor pavilion, SR 31 north of Rochester. Food will be available.

Betty Calvert, 86, formerly of Rochester

Betty Calvert, 86, formerly of Rochester, passed away at 1:59 AM on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw.

 

On August 13, 1935, Betty Lee was born in Mentone to Otis Edgar and Emma Pauline Wideman Cochran. As one of 6 children, she shared her childhood with two sisters and three brothers.

 

Betty and James E. Calvert were married on March 19, 1956 in Rochester. They shared 35 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, he passed away on September 25, 1991. Their union produced three daughters and two sons. Two more generations have been added to the family tree.

 

As a homemaker Betty cherished the time spent with her family. Often she could be found with her sewing or needlepoint in hand. The Civic Center was her home away from home, where she spent many hours with her ‘other’ family. She was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.

 

Betty is lovingly remembered by three daughters, Janet Gaddis of Warsaw, Karen Crispen of Rochester, Susan Calvert of Rochester; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Shultz of Pierceton and several nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Betty in death are her parents, husband, two sons, Dennis Calvert in 1976, Roger Calvert in 2007, a sister Bonnie Wagoner; three brothers, Harold Cochran, William “Bill” Cochran and David Cochran.

 

A celebration of the life of Betty L. Calvert will be at 12 noon on Friday, June 3, 2022 in the Rochester Church of Christ, 120 E. 5th St., Rochester. Pastor Jim Dillinger will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 10-12 in the church on Friday.

 

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to the Rochester Church of Christ, 120 E. 5th St., Rochester, IN 46975

 

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Christine Sue Coffing, 67, Sparks, Nevada

Christine Sue Coffing, 67, Sparks, Nevada, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Renown Health, Reno, surrounded by her children.

 

Born May 6, 1955, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Donald Leroy and Donna Jean Zellers Coffing.  

She was a 1973 graduate of North Miami High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1976 until 1982. She received her degree from the University of Texas, Austin in 1986, and was Chief Financial Officer for Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada, where she dedicated much of her life and retired in 2020.

 

Following her retirement, she traveled, spent time with grandchildren, and dove into her sewing projects.  

Survivors include her children, Jessica (Elizabeth) Bond, Colorado; and Amanda (Joshua) Azucena, California; grandchildren, Ben Harvey, Violet Harvey, and Tobias Azucena; siblings, Twila June (Dave) Collins, Denver; Michael Andrew (Debbie) Coffing; Michigan; Anita Lou (Eugene) Sharp, Newburgh; Mark Eric (Bonnie) Coffing; Peru; and Daniel James (Amy) Sofianos; step-father, Eugene Correll, Avon Park, Florida; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Zion Chapel Church, 915 S. Broadway, Peru, Indiana, with Pastor Rod Correll officiating.

 

The service will be livestreamed. Please visit her obituary page at www.mcclainfh.com for a link to the service.

 

Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County with military rites provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit.

 

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, at the church. 

 

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.

Tamara "Tammy" S. Floyd, 49, of Winamac

Tamara “Tammy” S. Floyd, 49, of Winamac, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.

 

Tammy was born on September 23, 1972 in Logansport, to  Charles and Wanda Grant Buckley.     

 

On November 12, 2004 Tammy married Timothy J. Floyd in Winamac, IN Tim survives.

 

Tammy worked at Casey’s in Winamac for 12 years. She had also worked at Kewanna Metal Specialties in Kewanna, IN.

 

Tammy enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandkids and long walks on the beach. She loved to go on long drives and listen to Keith Urban music and fishing.

 

Tammy will be sadly missed by her friends and family. Tammy had a big heart and a smile that would bring happiness to those around her.

 

She is survived by:

Timothy J. Floyd, Winamac, IN Husband

Sara (Zachary) Bryant, Winamac, IN Daughter

Jeffery (Kimberly) Saltsman,  Winamac, IN Son

Camryn Floyd,  Winamac, IN   Son

Isaak Saltsman. Grandson

Addisyn Miller Granddaughter

Wanda Grant Wagner, Winamac, IN Mother

Becky (Rob) Clarke,  Winamac, IN Sister

Edie (Rick) Hunt,  Buffalo, IN Sister

Tina Cress, Logansport, IN Sister

 

Preceded in death by:

Charles Buckley, Father

David Handy, Brother

 

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Save Tigers Now World Wildlife Fund.

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Pat Thompson, 81, of Rochester

Rochester's former 1st Lady, Mrs. Pat Thompson, 81, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 20, 2022 at her home.

 

On June 13, 1940, Patricia S. Partridge was born in Rochester to Harold and Opal M. Holloway Partridge. Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister, Bonnie. Proudly she graduated with the Class of 1958 from Rochester High School and was a life time Fulton County resident.

 

At the First Baptist Church, Pat and Philip Edward Thompson were married on May 1, 1959. They have shared 63 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced three handsome sons Brent, Barry and Brad.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Pat's memberships include The First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, former Rochester Jaycees and the Fulton County Park Board.

 

Many will remember Pat assisting Phil as a clerk for Thompson Auctions for many years. She also served as the 1st Lady of Rochester for Mayor Phil's four terms as the head of our city. Pat created delicious treats and tasty home cooked delicacies as she catered events. As a professional cake maker, the children, young and old, enjoyed eating her special cake cuts, creating white cake sandwiches drizzled with icing from the edges of the wedding cake.

 

The proud matriarch of the Thompson family, Grandma Pat was known for her collection of cookbooks and rolling pins. She cherished the time with her family, cooking and baking their special meals, for family celebrations, always made with lots of love.  Grandma Pat also loved grilling out and sitting around the campfire telling stories while making many memories.  Pat made beautiful floral arrangements and designed custom floral arrangements for Cobbler's Corner for a number of years.

 

 

Left to cherish Pat's memory are her husband, Phil; three sons, Brent Thompson and wife Tura of Palatka, Fl;  Barry Thompson and wife Nikki of Rochester; Brad Thompson and wife Loraine of Rochester; six grandchildren, Mandi Copley and husband Ryan, Cody Thompson and companion Tierney, Chayse Thompson and wife Brittney, Travis Thompson, Jayci Martin and husband Erick, Adrienne Cahner Thompson and wife Adrienne; four great grandchildren,  Rhemi Shaye Thompson, Parker Thompson, Coden Thompson, Evie Rose Copley; sister, Bonnie Nickell and husband Cecil of Urbana, IL

 

Preceding Pat in death are her parents.

 

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Patricia S. "Pat" Thompson will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Dr. Mark Spencer will officiate.  

 

Friends may visit with the family from 10-12 on Wednesday in the funeral home.  

 

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Fulton County Parks, PO Box 462, Rochester, IN 46975.  

 

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com .

Donald E. Showley, 87, Rochester

Donald E.  Showley, 87, Rochester,  was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 4:20 AM on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Wynnfield Crossing of Rochester.

 

On June 1, 1934 Donald Edward was born in Flint, Michigan to Ralph Edward and  Hazel Viola Walker Showley.  Proudly he graduated with the Class of 1952 from Grass Creek High School. As a Panther, he played basketball and participated in track, throwing the shot put. 

 

Don and Glenda Wilson were married on August 21, 1954 at Rochester's Grace United Methodist Church.  Together they shared over 64 years of life's adventures.  From their union came three wonderful children: Debbie, Dennis and Dan.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. 

 

In the early years Don gained his start in farming with the help of his in laws, Glenn and Lera Wilson.  Showley Farms evolved over the years that now include four generations, with Don at the helm.  Their crops include soybeans and corn.  Don's happy place each fall was being seated on board his New Holland combine cutting the beans. 

 

A servant to his community Don served on several boards including the Rochester Community School board, Indiana State REMC board and the board of directors of the 1st National Bank.  His memberships include Grace United Methodist Church, Manitou Moose Lodge #1107, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, all of Rochester, and the Lincoln Masonic Lodge #523 of Macy.

 

To relax Don enjoyed meeting his buddies for a game of tennis and more recently pickle ball.  He and Glenda wintered in Florida for 36 years. While in Florida he enjoyed fishing the intercoastal waterways and catching a few spring training games. Don also grew orchids while in the sunshine state.  At home he followed Big Ten Sports especially Purdue and IU.  He was always tuned in to the Chicago Cubs to watch their progress.

 

Left to cherish Don's memory are a daughter, Debbie Barts and husband Monty;  a son, Dan Showley and fiance' Leslie Strem, all of Rochester;  five grandchildren: Gretchen Mensch and husband Tyler of Noblesville, Landon Barts and wife Andrea, JD Showley and wife Morgan, Brantlyn Showley and wife Janet all of Rochester and Peyton Showley and fiancée Heather Walker of College Station Texas; 11 great-grandchildren: a trio of Mensch's, Ella, Halle, Camille; Lera and Marley Barts;  the Showley trio: Ireland, Scarlett and Forrest; Teagan, Mara and Hawkins Showley, all from Rochester; a sister, Linda Hoff and husband Rod of Kewanna; a brother, Robert Showley and wife Linda of Kewanna; a special neighbor, Bob Macy, several nieces and nephews; and his treasured canine companion Wrigley, a silver Shih Zhu.

 

Preceding Don in death are his parents, wife, infant son Dennis E. Showley on May 16, 1960, sister Alice Lee Carr, a special nephew Larry Carr.

A celebration of the life of Mr. Donald E. Showley will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 24,  2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St. Rochester. Pastor Kurt Nichols will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 11-1 on Tuesday in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Blake Scroggs, 36, of Delong

Blake Scroggs, 36, of Delong, passed away at 2:04 PM on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

 

On January 29, 1986, William Blake was born in Plymouth to William H. and Judy Ann Stevens Scroggs.

 

Growing up he shared his childhood with an older sister, Ashley and a younger brother, Levi.  He was a member of the Class of 2004 at Culver Community High School. Representing the Cavaliers, he played football and baseball.

 

Uncle Blake cherished the time playing with his nieces and nephews. Being very social, he always enjoyed being around people to visit and catch up on their lives. To relax, he read Stephen King novels and played video games. Blake worked as a cook in area restaurants.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Blake are his mother Judy Scroggs and companion; Mark Pratt of Delong; sister, Ashley Buschman and husband Michael of Culver;  brother, Levi Scroggs and wife Mikaela of Ora; six nieces and nephews, Ryane Buschman, Kael Buschman, Oliver Buschman, Ayden Minix, Clay Scroggs, Norah Scroggs and numerous aunts, uncles,  and cousins.

 

Preceding Blake in death is his father.

 

A celebration of the life of William Blake Scroggs will be at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Monday, May 16, 2022 and one hour prior to the services in the funeral home on Tuesday.

 

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

Beverly J. "Bev" Hooper, 72, of Rensselaer, formerly of Star City

Beverly J. “Bev” Hooper, 72, of Rensselaer, formerly of Star City, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN. 

 

She was born August 23, 1949 in Lafayette, IN to the late Lee E. and Merlene F. [Linback] Kiser.  Bev graduated from Star City High School in 1968 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1970.  

 

On May 31, 1969, she married Layne Hooper in Pulaski, IN.He survives. 

 

Bev enjoyed cooking, antiquing, and attending auctions.  She enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with her friends.  She especially enjoyed traveling to see her kids and grandkids. 

 

As a phenomenal cook, she could conjure warmth and love through food and baked goods.  Cakes, cookies, and large meals were a labor of love and something that was always being prepared to delight anyone lucky enough to be close when they were fully prepared. 

 

Bev was a kind and compassionate mother, and her children felt a special bond with her well into their adult years.  To know Beverly was to know a friend.  She could strike up a conversation with anyone, at any time, on any topic, and they were left with the warmth of her humor and kindness. 

 

Bev will be tremendously missed by all who were privileged enough to know her…rest peacefully Bev.

 

She is survived by:

Layne Hooper, Rensselaer, INHusband

Shannon (Jennifer) Hooper, Thornton, COSon

Trisha Giombetti, Lindenhurst, IL Daughter

Peyton Hooper, Granddaughter

Chase Hooper, Grandson

Andrea L Childs, Florida Sister

 

She was preceded in death by:

Lee E. and Merlene F. [Linback] Kiser, Parents

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM - 1 PM EDT on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Friday, June 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnamanofficiating. 

 

The VFW and Legion will conduct military honors following the services at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pulaski Animal Center.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Charles M. Easton, 88, of Rochester

Charles M. Easton, 88, Rochester, passed away at 10:37 A.M. Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

He was born on December 30, 1933 in Rector, Arkansas, the son of Charles and Louise (Tyler) Easton. On July 1, 1953, in Hernando, Mississippi, he married Linda Lou Sommers and she survives.

Charles was an Auto Technician and had owned and operated Shell Service Stations in Kokomo, Indiana, South Bend, Indiana, Greentown, Indiana, Tipton, Indiana and Roselawn, Indiana. He had been a member and Elder at Christ Chapel and the Christian Center Church, South Bend, Indiana, and a member of the Gideon International. He had performed missionary work in Nepal and Honduras. Other than the love for his family, he was a dedicated fisherman, participating in many fishing tournaments, and enjoyed golf.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Easton, Rochester, Indiana, children, James A. Easton, Kokomo, Indiana, Jeffrey (Linda) Easton, Elkhart, Indiana, grandchildren, Michelle (Frank) Hilbert, Osceola, Indiana, January Easton, Muncie, Indiana, Lacey (Christopher) Sinnett, Washington D.C., Eric (Destiny) Easton, Edwardsburg, Michigan, Matthew Easton, Fort Wayne, Indiana, great grandchildren, Angelica Sharp, Logan Hilbert, Peyton Hilbert, Austin Briscoe, Ethan Pharis, Elliana Sinnett, Easton Sinnett, Elias Sinnett, Chloe’ Leemon. Brother, Gene Easton, Kempton, Indiana, and sister, Cleta Bell, Amboy, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Lonnie Easton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Private graveside services will be conducted at the Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Feed the Nations. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

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