Shirley A. Williams, 69, Winimac, Indiana

Shirley A. Williams, 69, of Winamac, IN passed away at 4:32 AM Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Ascension St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.  She was born on March 9, 1950 in Knox, IN to the late Ernest B. and Florence C. Thompson.  Shirley was a graduate of Knox High School.


Shirley was the owner of Diamond Lil’s in Winamac alongside her husband, John. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with her patrons.  Shirley was an avid collector of many unique items.  She also enjoyed traveling and visiting her granddaughter, Emma, on the lake as often as possible.  
Shirley was full of personality and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


She is survived by:
John H. Williams, Winamac, IN Husband
Frank Thompson, Elkhart, IN Son
Terry Howerton, Lafayette, IN Son
Toby Williams, Winamac, IN Son
3 Grandchildren: Justin, Daniel and Emma
2 Great Grandchildren: Peyton and Noah

Preceded in death by: 
Ernest B. and Florence C. Thompson, Parents
Atheleen P. Thomas, Step Mother


A Celebration of Life will be from 2-5 PM EDT on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN followed by a Gathering at Diamond Lil’s. Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home. Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  

Jack E. Horn, 88, North Manchester, IN

Jack Elden Horn, age 88 died on November 10, 2019 at 8:45 p.m. at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, Indiana where he was a resident.


He was born on May 28, 1931 in Alexandria, Indiana to Frank and Alice (Dikey) Horn.  He graduated from Alexandria Monroe High School in 1945.  Jack married Patricia Ruth Malicoat on June 10, 1951 in Alexandria, Indiana. 


Jack served 32 years in the Indiana National Guard and his rank was 1st Sargent.  He worked 32 years at Delco Remy in Anderson, Indiana and retired from there in 1991.  After that, he worked at Petro Brothers in Warsaw as a parts manager for 10 years.  Jack lived in the Akron area for 33 years before moving to Peabody Retirement Community 1-1/2 years ago with his wife


He was an avid bowler and bowled several years in a bowling league at Norco Alleys in Alexandria and Elwood where he once bowled a perfect game. Jack played basketball in high school and on a semi-pro team later.  He was a die-hard fan of IU basketball.  He loved to ride his Honda Golden Wing motorcycle and collected model cars, enjoyed watching car races on TV and was proud of his own cars and kept them clean and shined all the time.  He was a perfectionist in everything that he did and had all his tools neat, labeled and organized.  He enjoyed mowing his yard and other people’s too.  He was a member of the Jimmy Swygart Media Church.  He enjoyed having visitors and seeing all of his grandchildren.


Surviving Jack is his wife: Patricia Horn of North Manchester; (3) children:  Timothy A. (spouse Debbie) Horn of Alexandria; Daniel E. (spouse Melody) Horn of Tipton; Julie R. (spouse Mike) Smith of Claypool; (1) brother: Donnie (spouse Maureen) Horn of Frankton; (1) sister: Sharon Walker of Summitville; (8) grandchildren: Lindsay (Jason) Smith, Brandon (Lisa) Dotson, Nick (Erin) Smith, Jordan Smith, Madira (Eric) Markley, Miriah (Brian) Burnell, Jason Horn and Crisi Young; 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a special care giver: Gabby Hoffman.


Preceding Jack in death are his parents, father-in-law, mother-in-law and his brother Frankie Horn.


Visitation will be on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester Street, Akron, Indiana  46910.


The funeral service will follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Officiating the service will be Jason Smith.  Burial will be in the Akron IOOF Cemetery, Akron, Indiana.


For those who wish to honor the memory of Jack, memorial contributions may be made to Peabody Foundation and mail to Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. 7th Street, North Manchester, Indiana  46962


The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of Jack E. Horn.

Janice A. Grubbs, Winamac, Indiana

Janice A. “Jan” Grubbs, 66, of Winamac, IN passed away at 3:55 AM Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.   Jan was born on October 25, 1953 in LaPorte, IN to the late Elgy and Mary Irene Dolan Lawton.  She graduated from North Liberty High School in 1972.  On March 7, 1973, Jan married the love of her life, James L. “Jim” Grubbs in Knox, IN. 


Jan was retired from Sanders where she worked in the deli for 24 years.  She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and adult coloring books.  She also enjoyed playing cards and BINGO as well as going to the casino.  Jan loved her family very much, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great granddaughter.  She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.


She is survived by:

James L. “Jim” Grubbs, Winamac, IN Husband, Edward L. “Ed” (Kylie) Grubbs, Star City, IN Son, Michelle A. (Brian) Browning, Star City, IN Daughter, Cierra Grubbs, Granddaughter, Ashlee Grubbs, Granddaughter, Hunter Browning, Grandson, Olivia Browning, Granddaughter, Harlow Titus, Great Granddaughter, Gracie Clapper, Sister, Jeanne Davis, Sister, James Lawton, Brother, Alfred Lawton, Brother, Vernon Lawton, Brother, George Lawton, Brother, Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Elgy and Mary Irene Dolan Lawton, Parents, Patty Lawton, Sister


No Services will be held.

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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

Steven T. Hunter 71, Rochester, Indiana

Steven T. Hunter 71, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 3:41 P.M.  Wednesday, November 6,2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born on March 24, 1948 in Fulton County, Indiana, the son of Melvin and Betty (Wallace) Hunter. On May 23, 1980 in Marshall County, Indiana, he married Carrie Cormican and she survives.

Steven served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He had worked at the former Sealed Power facilities in Rochester and Syracuse, Indiana before retiring from the Dana Corp. He had been a member of the United Auto Workers, Eagles Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the American Legion. An avid outdoorsman, Steven enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed canning his produce, working crossword puzzles, and listening to his classic rock music.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Hunter, Rochester, Indiana, children, Peggy Hunter, Greenwood, Indiana, Stephanie (Jack) Biden, West Sussex, England, grandchildren, Cecilia Biden and Aurelia Biden, both of West Sussex, England, sisters, Barbara Hunter and Melva Hunter, both of Macy, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, David Hunter and sister, Carol Melton.

Memorial services, along with Military rites, will take place at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed at

Helen Spotts

Helen R. Spotts 96, Portland, Oregon, passed away at 6:45 A.M. Wednesday October 30, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on September 20, 1923 in McComb, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Ethel (Foster) Ruffner. On June 23, 1946 in Freeport, Illinois, she married George Robert Spotts. He preceded her in death on October 21, 2004.

Helen graduated from Indiana Central College (Now the University of Indianapolis) with a Bachelors Degree in History and English. She worked as Editor for David Cook Publishing in Elgin, Illinois for numerous years and had been a homemaker raising her three children. She had been a member of the Western Spring Village Church, First Baptist Church, Goshen, Indiana and the First Baptist Church, Saginaw, Texas.

Helen will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest gift was her hospitality towards others, also one to keep family and friends relationships across the country the center point of her life. In her spare time she would also enjoy a good book.
Survivors include her children, Linda and husband Dr. Gene Reisinger, Oak Park, Illinois, Cyndi Johnson, Saginaw, Texas, Steve and wife Sandie Spotts, Hillsboro, Oregon, seventeen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and half brother, Earl Ruffner.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Salem Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Campus Crusade for Christ International or Prison Fellowship. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at