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Ershel Carlile, 78, of Rochester

Ershel Carlile, 78, of Rochester, passed away at 7:05 PM on Monday, August 29, 2022 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Mishawaka.

 

On April 6, 1944 Arthur Ershel was born in Kentucky and was adopted by Herb and Setta Fields Carlile. Fulton County was home for most of his life. After high school, Ershel answered the call of patriotism and joined the US Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1967.

 

Ershel and Marie “Micky” Catherine Sturgeon Harrold were married on October 8, 1970 in the First Christian Church of Rochester. They shared 50 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, she passed away on December 3, 2020.

 

Many will remember Ershel at The Barbershop of Akron for his grooming, using a comb and razor. He also worked as a forklift driver at R.R. Donnelly of Warsaw.

 

As lifetime members of the Manitou Moose Family Lodge, the Carliles enjoyed their reserved seating while gaming. Over the years they also loved to dance. Ershel and Micky often went “junking” and found treasures at the local garage sales.

 

Left to cherish Ershel's memory are two daughters: Mary Mills and husband Mike of Talma, Sherri Brock and husband Marty of Plymouth; son Gary Harrold of Kewanna;   nine grandchildren:  Ashlee Harper and fiancé Burnie Hayes, Mellisha Rensberger and husband Alan, Eljah Harper, Matthew Harrold, Leslie Einspahar, Brittany Thompson and husband Chayse, Haley Markley, Jory Harrold, Electa Witham; 12  great grandchildren: Rhemi Shaye Thompson, Ielliana Luse, Kamdin Harrold, Kayleigh Einspahar, Madison and Reese Rensberger, Kain Pattison, Makinzee Jordan, Warren Harper, Olliveia Messersmith, Whyatt Hayes,  Izaiah Harper, and Stryker Harper;  two sisters Barbara Meyer of Midland, MI, Phyllis Hall and husband Bill of Casa Grande, AZ; a niece and three nephews.

 

Preceding Ershel in death are his parents, wife, two sons Larry Harrold, Terry Harrold and daughter-in-law Janie Ann Harrold.

 

Private family services will be held. Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Air Force Honors Team. Interment will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  The Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

James W. Philipps, 70, of Medaryville, (formerly of Ft. Wayne)

James W. Philipps, 70, of Medaryville, (formerly of Ft. Wayne) passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM EDT Saturday, September 17, 2022 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Medaryville, IN with Pastor Tom Woodley officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

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

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.

Phebe Elizabeth "Liz" Ulery, 78, of Star City

Phebe Elizabeth “Liz” Ulery, 78, of Star City, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at her home. 

 

She was born on November 1, 1943 to the late Elmer Lyman and Cleora Mae [Raymer] Gunion.  Liz was a graduate of Star City High School. 

 

On May 23, 1981, she married Robert Leon Ulery in Carrabelle, FL.  Liz was a talented seamstress who was well known for her quilt making.  She loved her family very much and will be sadly missed.

 

She is survived by:

Robert Leon Ulery, Husband

Danny Lee Ulery, Son

Susan Louise (Norman) Pollock, Daughter

Brittney (Clifton) Smith, Granddaughter

Brylan Strickland, Great Grandson

Cannon Smith, Great Grandson

Dawson Smith, Great Grandson

 

Preceded in death by:

Elmer Lyman and Cleora Mae [Raymer] Gunion, Parents

Bryan Smith, Son

Lola (Mark) Murphy, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM EDT Monday, August 29, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EDT Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Chaplain Tim Lee officiating. 

Burial will be held at 2 PM EDT Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in North Manchester, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Winamac.

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

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

Arthur Lee 'Art' Pierce, 86, resident of Gary

Arthur Lee ‘Art’ Pierce, 86, resident of Gary, Indiana peacefully passed away at home on August 18, 2022, at 6:00 AM. He had failing health for the past decade.

 

His devoted wife, Linda Kay (Fultz-Rhymer) and family, lovingly cared for him. Art was a long-time resident of Winamac, Indiana.

 

He was born at the Gilsinger family homestead in Pulaski County, Indiana in May of 1936. Preceding him in death: Florice Benjamin ‘Ben’ and Mary Elizabeth (Gilsinger) Pierce (parents), Chester ‘Chet,’ Donald ‘Don,’ Robert ‘Bob’ Pierce (brothers), Glenn Arthur Pierce Jr. (grandson), David Bruce William Rhymer (stepson), and Alexander Paul Rhymer (grandson). He is survived by Doris DelMagorie of Laporte, Indiana (sister), Nila Hartlerode of Harrison, Arkansas (sister), Patrick ‘Pat’ (Sue) Pierce of Russellville, Kentucky (brother), Virginia Pierce of Mishawaka, Indiana (sister-in-law), Glenn Arthur Pierce of Winamac, Indiana (son), Dale Robert Pierce of Winamac, Indiana (son), Marilyn Beth Nichols-Stump of Tampa, Florida (daughter), Linda Marie DePoy of Winamac, Indiana (daughter), Karen Louise Cattin of Winamac, Indiana (daughter), John Mitchell (Sally) Rhymer of  Azle, Texas (stepson), Tressie Sue Harrison of Dublin, Georgia (stepdaughter), twenty-four grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Art started as an apprentice heavy machine mechanic in 1956 at Inland Steel in East Chicago, Indiana. He climbed the ranks as Heavy Machine Mechanic Instructor/Foreman. He retired after 37 years of service in the steel industry. Pat Pierce (brother) remembers Art as the big brother who helped get him his first job in 1954 as ‘pin-setter’ for the Winamac bowling alley.

 

Art took to the skies in 1964 as a Private Pilot (PPL). He diligently studied to earn Flight Instructor Certification (CFI) for private craft and a Pilot Instrument Rating (IR) honing the skill to fly solely from an instrument panel. He loved to take along passengers to share his fascination with flight. When flying solo, he enjoyed practicing dare-devilish loops, dives, stalls, and low flying tactical maneuvers to impress his fanfare of family and friends. He was disappointed that he did not pursue commercial flying. He did take pleasure when recognized by local papers: Heading read ‘Local Pilot Takes to the Skies’ for work commute from Winamac to Chicago area.

 

Art had strong ties to his roots in Pulaski County. His parents partitioned forty acres East on highway 14 to their seven children. In 1961, Art took part in helping his brother Pat start-up a small service station. The brother named the business ‘Tony the Tiger’ now known as Chuck’s Engine Service. His interest as a mechanic and having a large property served his boyish ambitions and sense of adventure to become a collector of an eclectic fleet of locomotives. He relished his fleet of cars, trucks, bulldozers, loaders, dump trucks, panel wagons, fire trucks, planes, and so much more. His sense of adventure and curiosity followed him through life and he was always working on an innovative idea to make the world a better place.  He shared his passions with his family and friends by arriving in style to family reunions with ‘Art’s Fire Truck’ for children and adults to ride. The fire hoses provided a cool blast to escape the summer heat.

 

Special heartfelt appreciation goes out to Tranquility Hospice and Palliative Care of Highland, Indiana.

 

Visitation will be from 1-3 PM EDT Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

 

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3 PM EDT Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Lay Leader Barbara Kleinofen officiating.

 

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.

 

Memorial Donations may be made to the family c/o Linda Pierce (wife).   

Brenda Lee (Lentner) Singleton, 60, of Salem

Brenda Lee (Lentner) Singleton, 60, of Salem, Indiana passed away August 18, 2022 at 2:57 p.m. following a very sudden illness.

 

On September 12, 1961 in Gary, Indiana Brenda was born to John W. Lentner and Verna I. (Kegley) Lentner-Brown.

 

She lived in Salem, Indiana for the past year and a half, having lived in Knox, Indiana prior to her move to Salem.

 

Brenda was a Nurse for Hospice/Home Health Care.

She attended Turning Point Church in Scottsburg, Indiana; and was a member of Moose Lodge and V.F.W. both of Knox, Indiana. Brenda was a graduate of Hanover Central High School in Cedar Lake, Indiana with the class of 1980.

 

Brenda is survived by her Daughters – Melissa Bachtel and husband John of Bourbon, Indiana; Donna Denien and husband Michael of Salem, Indiana

Son – Gary Singleton and wife Jennifer of Kingsbury, Indiana.

11 Grandchildren

Sisters - Dolores Lentner of LaPaz, Indiana; and Charlene Howard of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Brother – John Lantner and wife Kathy of Niles, Michigan; and Chris Lentner of Mishawaka, Indiana

Her beloved K-9 friend Bear Boy

 

She is preceded in death by her: Parents, Husband, Son – Michael John Lentner, Sisters – Carolyn Torres and Jeanette Moore

 

Friends may visit with the family on Friday August 26, 2022 from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at New Song Church, 1292 Baker St., Plymouth, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Justin Chambers of New Song Church.

 

Memorial Contribution:  Memorial Contributions may be made to help the family with final expenses at: Brenda L. Singleton Memorial Fund – 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana 46501    

 

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

Phyllis J. Gardner, 96, of Winamac

Phyllis J. Gardner, 96, of Winamac, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester. 

 

She was born on November 29, 1925 in Elkhart, IN to the late Carl C. and Helen I. [Petit] Himebaugh. 

 

Phyllis graduated from Elkhart High School in 1944.  She then attended Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI for two years before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Indiana State Teacher’s College in Terre Haute, IN.  While in college, Phyllis met the love of her life, Kenneth E. “Kenny” Gardner, and they were married on August 21, 1948.  Phyllis taught elementary, middle school, and high school for 23 years, retiring from Winamac Schools in 1983.  Although she loved teaching, she always said that her first career was as a wife and mother.  Phyllis and Kenny proudly raised their four “Gardner girls” in Winamac.

 

Phyllis possessed a deep Christian faith and was active in the Winamac First United Methodist Church.  Over the years, she led and participated in various women’s groups, taught Sunday and Bible schools, and assisted with Kiwanis Club dinners.  Phyllis cherished her Wednesday morning Bible study group meetings.  Hers was a living faith, exhibited through her kind words, concern and caring for others, gentleness, and tenderness to those around her.  Her sweetness and love were a part of her to the very end. 

 

Phyllis was a member of Monroe Modern Home Ec Club for over 50 years.  She especially enjoyed helping her daughters and other young women with their 4H sewing projects. 

 

Phyllis and Kenny traveled throughout the United States and many parts of the world together, always making friends wherever they went.  They often traveled with People to People, an organization founded in 1956 by the Eisenhower administration to build cultural connections between everyday citizens around the world.  This organization embodies Phyllis and Kenny’s love of people and travel.

 

Phyllis will be deeply missed, but her love will be a part of everyone she touched forever.


She is survived by:

Kenneth E. Gardner, Winamac, IN Husband

Susan K. Gardner, Eagle, CO Daughter

April L. Gardner, Winamac, IN Daughter

Nan E. Gardner, Eagle, CO Daughter

Wendy G. (Chuck) Rose, Winamac, IN Daughter

Michael D. Rose, Grandson

Katie L. Kennedy, Granddaughter

Evan C. Rose, Grandson

Anya L. Kurronen, Granddaughter

Kenna E. Kurronen, Granddaughter

Eleanor J. Gardner, Granddaughter

Amelia G. Gardner, Granddaughter

Lucy R. Kennedy, Great Granddaughter

 

Preceded in death by:

Carl C. and Helen I. [Petit] Himebaugh, Parents

Ann G. Rose, Infant Granddaughter

Ralph G. Himebaugh, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM EDT Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Additional visitation will be from 10-11 AM Friday, August 26, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, August 26, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Donnie Kohls andPastor Jeff Herron officiating. 

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Pulaski County or Winamac First United Methodist Church.

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

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

 

Emily Jean Carr, 16, of Argos

Emily Jean Carr, 16, of Argos, passed away on August 20, 2022 at 4:37 p.m. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

 

On November 21, 2005 in Rochester, Indiana Emily was born to John F. Carr and Lisa M. (Ballinger) Carr. She lived all of her life in the Argos community.

 

Emily just started her Junior year at Argos High School where she was on the Volleyball Team and the Bowling Team. She was actively involved in Sunshine Club, Tech Club, Band, and the Leo’s Club.

 

Emily is survived by her Mom and Dad – Lisa and John Carr of Argos, Indiana

Brother – John R. Carr of Argos, Indiana

Paternal Grandparents – Karen and Ralph Swanson

Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

She is preceded in death by her: Maternal Grandparents – Rocky and Kay Ballinger; and Paternal Grandfather – Roy A. Carr.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday August 24, 2022 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday August 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Tim Lee and Rev. Max Milton. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

 

In honoring the life of Emily the family request to come wearing your Sponge Bob or Harry Potter attire or your favorite Argos High School apparel.

 

Memorial Contribution:  Memorial Contributions may be made to help the family with final expenses at: Emily Jean Carr Memorial Fund – 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana 46501 .

 

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

Linda Lee Wray, 82, of Kewanna, (Bruce Lake)

Linda Lee Wray, 82, of Kewanna, (Bruce Lake). passed away at her home on Thursday, August 11, 2022. 

 

She was born on July 23, 1940 in Logansport, IN to the late Walter J. and Irene B. [Quinn] Deeter.  Linda graduated from Washington Township High School in 1959.  She married Willard “Sonny” Wray, Jr. on June 10, 1962 in Anoka, IN.  Linda was a member of Pleasant Hill Community Church in Bruce Lake and a past member of Logansport VFW Auxiliary Post #3790. 

 

Linda enjoyed crocheting, fishing, and playing cards.  Most of all, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Linda loved her family very much and will be sadly missed. 

 

She is survived by:

Willard “Sonny” Wray, Jr., Bruce Lake, IN Husband

Willard “Willy” (Denise) Wray III, Debary, FL Son

Christina (Tom) Short, Bruce Lake, IN Daughter

Ashley (Kevin) Kinsey, Granddaughter

Adam (Courtlyn) Wray, Grandson

Molly (Erick) Frazier, Granddaughter

Cameron (Kendra) Quillen, Grandson

Halle Short, Granddaughter

Blakely Wray, Great Granddaughter

Hunter Wray, Great Grandson

Rylee Wray, Great Granddaughter

Alivia Frazier, Great Granddaughter

Raeleigh Frazier, Great Granddaughter

Haven Frazier, Great Granddaughter

Ada and Emmy Frazier, Twin Great Granddaughters

Kylee Quillen, Great Granddaughter

Collin Quillen, Great Grandson

Sunney and Silas Quillen, Twin Great Granddaughter and Grandson

Bob (Chris) Deeter, Brother

Mike Deeter, Brother

Walt (Lindy) Deeter, Brother

Norman (Jeanie) Helvie, Brother-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews & Great Nieces and Nephews

Robin Deeter, Lifetime Friend

Gerry Roesbery, Lifetime Friend

 

Preceded in death by:

Walter J. and Irene B. [Quinn] Deeter, Parents

Wyatt Dean Kinsey, Infant Great Grandson

John E. Deeter, Brother

Diane “Annie” Helvie, Sister

Daisy Deeter, Sister-in-law

Jason Deeter, Nephew

Connor Hall, Great Nephew

 

Visitation will be from 10 AM – 2 PM EDT Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN, with Pastor Steve Miller officiating.

Burial will take place Bruce Lake Cemetery in Bruce Lake, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.

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

Catherine A. [Winters] Hahn, 103, of Winamac

Catherine A. [Winters] Hahn, 103, of Winamac, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 11, 2022. 

 

She passed away peacefully at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

 

Catherine was born on April 1, 1919 in rural Gilliam Township, Jasper County, Indiana to the late Ernest and Oscia [Cassidy] Winters.  She married her beloved husband, Dallas R. Hahn, on October 18, 1935 in St. Joseph, MI.  

 

Catherine was a loving and devoted wife and mother who diligently worked by her husband’s side and saw to the raising and education of her four children.  Her husband, Dallas, was elected as Pulaski County Assessor in 1970, and Catherine served as his Chief Deputy.  After he passed away on November 13, 1976, Catherine was caucused in as Pulaski County Assessor.  She completed his term and was elected to two terms of her own.  She served the citizens of the county with a precise and friendly competency.

 

Catherine enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and baking.  She enjoyed gifting people with her baked goods and bringing candy to church for the children (to whom she was fondly known as the “candy lady”).  Catherine was humbled to be named Baking Queen of the Francesville Fall Festival in 2014.  She was a member of Tippecanoe Christian Church, Pulaski County Farm Bureau, Pulaski County Democrat Women, and Happy Homemakers Home Ec Club in Beaver Township.   She prided herself on this life of family and farm and friends, it pleased her, and she gave to it her considerable energy and intelligence.

 

 

Catherine is survived by:

Donald R. (Daisy) Hahn, Winamac, IN Son

Cyril L. (Patsy) Hahn, Winamac, IN Son

Carol K. (Tom) Stanley, Winamac, IN Daughter

Nila J. Nelson, North Little Rock, AR Daughter

Donald Lee Hahn, Grandson

Kathlyn (Duane) Bez, Granddaughter

Tina Leman, Granddaughter

Valerie (Bryan) DePoy, Granddaughter

Karen Zachary, Granddaughter

Cheryl (Kirk) Bixler, Granddaughter

Lori (Dean) Wentz, Granddaughter

Stephanie (Thomas) Strode, Granddaughter

Brett (fiancée: Laura Hollon) Nelson, Grandson

Joseph (April) Wenglarz, Step Grandson

David (Allison) Wenglarz, Step Grandson

19 Great Grandchildren

16 Great Great Grandchildren

Joan Womack, Sister

Jerry (Sandy) Winters, Brother

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Ernest and Oscia [Cassidy] Winters, Parents

Dallas R. Hahn, Husband

Michael B. Leman, Grandson-in-law

Matthew R. Leman, Great Grandson

Mabel Winters, Sister

Luella Lewis, Sister

Elburn “Bud” Winters, Brother

Eldon “Doc” Winters, Brother

Keith “Hump” Winters, Brother

 

 

 

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EDT Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Edward Clark officiating.


Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Gideon’s International.

 

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

Donald Eugene Eatmon, 54

Donald Eugene Eatmon, 54, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. He was born in Rochester, Indiana on September 7, 1967 to James and Beverly (Nichols) Eatmon.

Donald is survived by his siblings, Jerry Eatmon, Little Rock, Arkansas, Brenda (Roger) Vogel, Lafayette, Indiana, Deb (Russ) Howell, Rochester, Indiana, Pattie (Don) Gossar, Vincennes, Indiana, Robert Eatmon, Rochester, Indiana and Juli (Johnny) Irvin, Mt. Airy, Georgia. He also leaves behind his special canine friend, Casper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a sister, Linda.

Before his health declined, he worked at Fulton Industries and at Hammel Wrecking and owned a moped repair business.

Donald enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions. He collected wooden boxes, knives and Eagles. He had a heart of gold and was always willing to help his friends.

He was a 1986 graduate of Rochester High School and lived in the area most of his life.

A time to celebrate Don’s life will take place from 3:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., with a Memorial Service at 5:30 P.M., Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Lions Club, 102 Monticello Road, Rochester, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center.

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

Little Miss Arabella Sue Martir, 7 months and 30 day

Little Miss Arabella Sue Martir, 7 months and 30 days, went home to be with Jesus on August 11, 2022.

 

On December 12, 2021, at 4:58 PM, "Bella" was born in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.  She was a cherished daughter of Shawna R. Glosser and Gabriel Martir.  Bella was loved and treasured by her big sister Azalea and big brother Azarias "Zari."  She weighed in at 6 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches tall.  Her blue eyes sparkled and she had beautiful strawberry blonde hair that just began growing out.

 

At nearly 8 months old, Arabella commanded three nicknames answering also to Bella, Bella-Roo and Bellarina.  Her favorite foods were Mom's milk, sweet potatoes and squash.  She loved to listen to all types of music and dancing too!  She cooed when Dad sang to her. Bella's best and most frequently spoken word was "Da-Da."

 

An adventurous little character, Bella was learning to crawl.  Her favorite way to move was being carried around on the hip of her Mom or Daddy, cruising all over the house. She loved watching Mickey's Club House on TV and sampling Grandpa's coffee.    Many special memories were made with this beautiful, little blue-eyed princess who could light up any room the moment she walked in.

 

Left to cherish Bella-Roo's memory are her loving parents Shawna R. Glosser and Gabe Martir; adoring grandparents Christine Hughes, Frank Martir; Great-Grandma Olga Pagan; admiring Aunts and Uncles: Jalissa Martir, Lanessa Kauffman, Mikey Deck, Billy Meyers and Christopher Vega; and many cousins including JiJi Martir and Jraike Duncan, who were some of her favorite playmates.

 

Welcoming Arabella to Heaven with Jesus are Uncle Bobby Hughes, Great-Great-Grandma Betty Houchens, Great-Grandpa Terry Glosser,  Cousin Arthur Halper and countless other important people in her family tree..

A celebration of the life of Little Miss Arabella Sue "Bellarina" Martir will be at 6:00 PM EST, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester, IN  46975.  Pastor Arthur Nazario will officiate.  Her family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until the hour of the service. 

Dale Clifton Badders, 92, Chili

Dale Clifton Badders, 92, Chili, passed away at 10:44 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Wabash, Indiana.  

 

Born April 5, 1930, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, he was the son of Charles W. Badders and Shellie Cathey Badders.  On May 25, 1955, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, he was married to Fern Maxine Davis, and she preceded him in death on January 14, 2002.

 

He retired from Fisher Body/General Motors in Marion, Indiana, where he had worked for many years, and he was a United States Army veteran.  He loved gardening, planting trees, being outside, hunting, and keeping busy.  He enjoyed the peaceful rural life and treasured his time with family.  

 

Survivors include five children, Vickie Lynn (Pat) Randolph, Huntington; Charles Eric Badders, Los Angeles, CA; Randall Mark Badders, Peru; Shawn Matthew Badders, Amboy; and Julie Dawn (Scott) Grossman, South Whitley, Indiana; six grandchildren Nathan Alan (Wendy) Spence, Bunker Hill; Ashley Nicole Deeg, Roanoke; Jesse Matthew (Jana) Badders, Indianapolis; Jerrod Waylon (Lauren) Badders, Kokomo; Erika Reneigh Badders, Peru; and Lacey Kaitlyn Badders, Denver; seven great-grandchildren, Ethan, Abby, Hannah, Adrien, Rosie, Eevee, and Xavier; and one sister, Dawn Herndon, Hopewell, Arkansas.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife; one great-granddaughter, Brianna Fern Rylands; and three siblings, Charles Glen Badders, Hal Nolan Badders, and Lindy Pat Badders.  

 

Private graveside services were held at Chili Community Cemetery, Chili, Indiana.

 

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

 

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

Joseph Cosgrove Jr., 64

Joseph Cosgrove Jr., 64, was born October 28, 1957, to Joseph Cosgrove, Sr. and Dolores (Sutter) Cosgrove, the oldest of seven children.

 

Because of his father’s military career, the family moved often to different Air Force bases. Joe lived his childhood in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, and Alaska, where he survived the 1964 9.2 earthquake, the largest to ever strike North America.

 

During his father’s service in Vietnam, the family moved to his mother’s hometown of Coldwater, Ohio, where he attended high school, ran track and cross country, qualifying for the state cross country championships.

 

Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Georgia for three years. Following his time in the service, he graduated from Rhodes State College where he studied computer science.

 

In 1984 he met the love of his life, Carol (McClain) Cosgrove, and they married the following year. They have one son, Sam Cosgrove. Joe is also survived by siblings Kathleen Brockman, Paul Cosgrove, John Cosgrove, Rose Hanf and James Cosgrove as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Mary Cosgrove.

            

Joe spent most of his career in IT, working for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Warner Cable, Bank One, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, and most recently as a customer service representative for United Health Care.

            

Joe was always an avid runner and qualified for the Boston marathon in 1992. He loved playing, coaching and watching sports, especially Sam’s. He played softball, soccer, basketball and loved kayaking, bowling and hiking. He was a devoted Cincinnati Bengals fan. Joe was an incredibly loyal family member and friend. He was a kid at heart with a joyful exuberance and loved to make others laugh. 

            

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Patches of Light (https://www.patchesoflight.org/donate) in Joe’s memory, an organization that Joe supported where 100% of donations support families of critically ill children. 

 

A memorial service is being planned and will be announced here once arrangements have been made.  

            

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

Joan M. Haag 83, Rochester

Joan M. Haag 83, Rochester, passed away at 4:00 A.M. Friday, August 5, 2022 at Life Care Center of Rochester.

 

She was born January 24, 1939 in Fulton County, Indiana, the daughter of Henry R. and Eva Lena (Smith) Alspach.

 

After graduating from Rochester High School in 1957, she married Charles E. Clawson on October 8, 1958 in Goshen, Indiana, who preceded her in death in 1985. On August 5, 1995, she married Donald L. Keele, who preceded her in death in 1999. On June 19, 2001, she married Russell W. Haag, and he preceded her in death in 2004.

 

As a child, Joan worked on the family orchard and vineyard. She retired from Woodlawn Hospital, after working many years as the central processor.

 

She attended the Akron Church of God and Argos Bible Church before returning to First Baptist Church of Rochester, where she was baptized. She enjoyed sewing, canning, and attending her flowers in her garden. She was known to make or repair anything. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing games with her grandkids.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Melody (Mark) Gentry, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Tiffany (Matt) Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Charlie Clawson, Indianapolis, Indiana, Greg Gentry and family, Columbia City, Indiana, great granddaughters, Maddie Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ellie Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, sister-in-law, Waneta Coughenour, Argos, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Harold D. Alspach and son, Chuck E. Clawson.

 

Private interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rochester.

 

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Ann Burton Furnivall 77, Rochester

Ann Burton Furnivall 77, Rochester, passed away at 6:32 P.M. Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

She was born on September 20, 1944 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Judy (Gordon) Gilbert. After Joseph’s death in World War II, Judy later married Bryce Burton and he adopted Ann. In 1972 she met Steve Furnivall and has spent the last fifty years at his side. Together they have owned seven businesses including Gemini and their forty four year passion – Green Oak Antiques.

 

Survivors include her husband, Steve Furnivall, Rochester, son, Jon (Terri) Wootten, Rochester, daughter, Julie (Mark) Shambarger, Rochester, grandsons, Matthew, Joshua, Noah and Timothy Wootten, all of Rochester, first husband, Raymond (Linda) Wootten, Rochester, long term confidant, Wade Bussert, Kewanna, sisters, Linda Hatch, Indiana, Nancy Cummings, Indiana, Kathy Burton, Arizona, Christine Sue Arnold, Indiana, Becky Burton, Colorado, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryce and Judy Burton, and grandparents, Elmer and Fay Gordon.

 

A time to visit and celebrate Ann’s life will take place from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Geneva Center Pavilion, 5282 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Private interment will take place at Mount Zion Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center, Winamac, Indiana, Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center, or the Judy Burton Nature Preserve through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

 

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com .

Donald L. McGrew, 89, Rochester

Donald L. McGrew, 89, Rochester, passed away at 4:40 P.M. Monday, August 8, 2022, at Life Care Center of Rochester.

 

He was born on August 17, 1932 in Fulton County, Indiana, the son of Glen and Dolores (Blacketor) McGrew. He was a 1951 graduate of Fulton High School. On January 18, 1957, he married Freda Siders, at Fletcher’s Lake Church.

 

Don retired from McGrew’s Well Drilling, Fulton. He attended the Fulton Baptist Temple. Don was a Korean War Veteran serving as a B26 and B29 airplane mechanic and engine specialist in the United States Air Force as Staff Sergeant. He enjoyed hunting, especially pheasant hunting in South Dakota.

 

Survivors include his wife, Freda McGrew, Rochester, Indiana, two daughters, Tami (Tony) Henderson, Rochester, Indiana, Roberta (John) Fitzpatrick, Indianapolis, Indiana, three grandchildren, Bret (Heather) Henderson, Rochester, Indiana, Nathan (Sara) Fitzpatrick, Indianapolis, Indiana, Emily (Ian) Latulippe, Indianapolis, Indiana, great grandson, Tanner Henderson, Rochester, Indiana, brother, Robert McGrew, Fulton, Indiana.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Nellie McGrew.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 P.M. Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Fulton Baptist Temple, Fulton, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Monday at the church.

 

Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana where military graveside services will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Baptist Temple.

 

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Elnora Rouch Smiley Burton, 92, of Rochester

Elnora Rouch Smiley Burton, 92, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her residence.

 

On August 19, 1929, Elnora was born in Grass Creek to Loyd and Ruth Pownall Rouch.  Growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters.  As a child she loved reading and learning. Thus, she was promoted from 1st to 3rd grade for her stellar academic excellence. In 6th grade, Elnora's family moved to Rochester.  She continued her schooling at Rochester and was a proud member of the Rochester High School class of 1946, graduating at age 16.

 

Elnora and Ray Smiley were married on February 27, 1947. From their union three wonderful children were born.  At the age of 36, she started college at Manchester College and earned a teaching degree. Mrs. Smiley taught at Caston Elementary School.

 

As a mother, Elnora was very athletic and encouraged her family to be active. This included bike rides, horseback riding, showing horses, ice skating and roller skating. She was an avid bowler until her mid-eighties.  She liked aerobics and water aerobics. Going to Indiana Beach with the grandchildren and family vacations were special times where many memories were made. She was a Cub Scout Den mother and a Brownie Troop leader.

 

In 1985, Elnora married Bryce M. Burton. They lived in Redington Beach, Florida and enjoyed watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico for 20 years, until his death. Together, they became seasoned travelers, exploring the world on four-month cruises to exotic places. She climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge, walked the Great Wall, kissed the Blarney Stone, rode an ostrich, elephant and camel.  Golfing was a passion that she and Bryce shared.  They made many memories playing golf at Dubai, Seychelles, Mexico and St. Andrews, Scotland among others.  She liked African Safaris, and climbing Jacob’s Ladder in St. Helena, an island near Australia.

 

Elnora was a proud member of the Circumnavigators Club since 1988.  This distinction was bestowed for traveling the Seven Seas of the world. Her other memberships include Trinity United Methodist Church, the women's auxiliaries of Elks, Moose, Eagles Lodges, Tri-Kappa, all of Rochester, Lyford Cay Country Club in Nassau, Bahamas and Belleair Country Club in Belleair, FL.

 

As an accomplished pianist, Elnora loved to play her baby grand piano. It was a part of her daily routine until she moved to Wynnfield.  At Wynnfield, she enjoyed bingo, Bible study, social hour, exercise class and walking.

 

Left to cherish Elnora's memory are her children, Corinne Pickens and husband Monte of Rochester,  Rae Ann Roberts and husband Gary of New Castle, Mark Smiley and wife Jayne of Rochester. Her blended family includes Ann Furnivall and husband Steve of Rochester, Linda Hatch of Indianapolis, Nanci Cummings of Indianapolis, Kathy Burton of Idaho, Suzy Arnold and husband Jeff of Nashville, IN, Becky Burton of Colorado; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren with another due this month.

 

Preceding Elnora in death are her parents, husband Bryce, granddaughter Kristen Smiley, two sisters, Annabelle Clary and Doveda Showley.

 

In honoring Elnora's wishes, a private family celebration of life was held.  Pastor Jeff Herron officiated. 

 

The Good Family Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption & Education Center 1540  Wentzel Street, Rochester, Indiana  46975  or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8445 Keystone Crossing  Ste. 135, Indianapolis, IN 46240-0020. 

 

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

Theodore R. "Ted" Thompson, 77, of Rochester

Theodore R. “Ted” Thompson, 77, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Hickory Creek in Rochester. 

 

Ted was born on April 4, 1945 to the late Francis L. “Shank” and Irene K. [Hurlburt] Thompson.  He grew up in the Pulaski County, IN area.  Ted had an adventurous spirit and traveled the railway.  He will be dearly missed.


He is survived by:

Sharon (Larry) Stalbaum, Step Daughter

Anthony (Sue) Brown, Step Son

Numerous Step Grandchildren, Step Great Grandchildren, and Step Great Great Grandchildren

Mary Jane (David) Hamric, Niece

Carl Jylland, Nephew

Sandra Sterling, Great Niece

Raymond Lowe, Jr., Great Nephew

Tyler Jylland, Great Nephew

Trevor Jylland, Great Nephew

 

Preceded in death by:

Francis Leroy “Shank” Thompson, Father

Irene Katherine [Hurlburt] Thompson Moore, Mother

Lucille Marie “Lucy” [White] Thompson, Wife

Everett Leroy Thompson, Brother

Betty Lou (Irvin) Jylland, Sister

Irvin A. Jylland, Jr., Nephew

Kathern Padgett, Niece

Amanda Adams, Great Niece

 

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

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

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

Arthur Leonard "Art" Fox, 93, of Winamac

Arthur Leonard “Art” Fox, 93, of Winamac, passed away at home on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.  

 

He was born on May 30, 1929 in Indian Creek Township to the late Rudolph J. and Mary Ella [McLochlin] Fox.  He attended Pulaski High School. 

 

On December 17, 1949, Art married Ella Jean Mays in Star City.  She passed away on January 23, 1983.  

 

On February 14, 1997, Art married Jeanettie Marcella “Sis” [Craig] Galbreath in Winamac.  She survives.

 

Art served in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.  He was a lifetime member, Past Commander, Past Quarter Master, Past Chaplain, and Past Surgeon of Winamac VFW Post #1728.  He was also a member of Monterey American Legion Post #399 and Winamac FOE #2580. 

 

Art was retired from Galbreath, Inc.  He enjoyed golfing, bowling, shooting pool, playing cards, and socializing.  He also enjoyed music and was a talented yodeler.  Art loved living on the Tippecanoe River.  More than anything, he loved his family and will be sadly missed. 

 

He is survived by:

Jeanettie Marcella “Sis” [Craig] Fox, Winamac, IN Second Wife

Debrah Jean Fox, Winamac, IN Daughter

Richard Arthur (Becky) Fox, Winamac, IN Son

Vicky (David) Pingel, North Judson, IN Daughter

Nikki Jo (fiancé: Paul Roda) Fox, Rochester, IN Daughter

Marcy Lynn Fox, Carmel, IN Daughter

Rose (Jim) Hubbard, Winamac, IN Step Daughter

Phillip Crawford, Winamac, IN Step Son

Daniel (Judy) Galbreath, Alabama Step Son

J. Eric (Shelle) Galbreath, Winamac, IN Step Son

Rebecca (Bill) Kinder, Winamac, IN Step Daughter

31 Grandchildren and 55 Great Grandchildren (we think)

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Mary Ella [McLochlin] Fox, Mother

Rudolph J. Fox, Father

Mary Caroline [Shidler] Fox, Step Mother

Ella Jean [Mays] Fox, First Wife

Terry Lynn Fox, Daughter

Tammy Ruth Fox, Daughter

Danny L. Morris, Son-in-law

Greg Hooker, Son-in-law

1 Granddaughter

Oliva Jean Redweik, Great-Granddaughter

Ralph Fox, Brother

Walt Fox, Brother

Eugene Fox, Brother

Don Fox, Brother

Loran Fox, Brother

Mary Ellen Nies, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  An Eagles Memorial Service will be held that evening at the funeral home around 8 PM. 

 

Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, August 19, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Dave Broad officiating.

 

Burial will take place at Buck Cemetery in Thornhope, IN.  The VFW and American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Winamac VFW Post #1728. 

 

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

 

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

Joan M. Haag, 83, Rochester

Joan M. Haag, 83, Rochester, passed away at 4:00 A.M. Friday, August 5, 2022 at Life Care Center of Rochester.

 

She was born January 24, 1939 in Fulton County, Indiana, the daughter of Henry R. and Eva Lena (Smith) Alspach. After graduating from Rochester High School in 1957, she married Charles E. Clawson on October 8, 1958 in Goshen, Indiana, who preceded her in death in 1985. On August 5, 1995, she married Donald L. Keele, who preceded her in death in 1999. On June 19, 2001, she married Russell W. Haag, and he preceded her in death in 2004.

 

As a child, Joan worked on the family orchard and vineyard. She retired from Woodlawn Hospital, after working many years as the central processor.

 

She attended the Akron Church of God and Argos Bible Church before returning to First Baptist Church of Rochester, where she was baptized. She enjoyed sewing, canning, and attending her flowers in her garden. She was known to make or repair anything. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing games with her grandkids.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Melody (Mark) Gentry, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Tiffany (Matt) Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Charlie Clawson, Indianapolis, Indiana, Greg Gentry and family, Columbia City, Indiana, great granddaughters, Maddie Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ellie Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, sister-in-law, Waneta Coughenour, Argos, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Harold D. Alspach and son, Chuck E. Clawson.

 

Private memorial services will be conducted at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rochester.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

 

Ann Burton Furnivall, 77, Rochester

Ann Burton Furnivall, 77, Rochester, passed away at 6:32 P.M. Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

She was born on September 20, 1944 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Judy (Gordon) Gilbert. After Joseph’s death in World War II, Judy later married Bryce Burton and he adopted Ann. In 1972 she met Steve Furnivall and has spent the last fifty years at his side. Together they have owned seven businesses including Gemini and their forty four year passion – Green Oak Antiques.

 

Survivors include her husband, Steve Furnivall, Rochester, son, Jon (Terri) Wootten, Rochester, daughter, Julie (Mark) Shambarger, Rochester, grandsons, Matthew, Joshua, Noah and Timothy Wootten, all of Rochester, first husband, Raymond (Linda) Wootten, Rochester, long term confidant, Wade Bussert, Kewanna, sisters, Linda Hatch, Indiana, Nancy Cummings, Indiana, Kathy Burton, Arizona, Christine Sue Arnold, Indiana, Becky Burton, Colorado, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryce and Judy Burton, and grandparents, Elmer and Fay Gordon.

 

A time to visit and celebrate Ann’s life will take place from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Geneva Center Pavilion, 5282 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Private interment will take place at Mount Zion Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center, Winamac, Indiana, Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center, or the Judy Burton Nature Preserve through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Christine D. (Hart) Simonson, 89, Rochester

Christine D. (Hart) Simonson, 89, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 4:15 P.M., Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

She was born on December 26, 1932 in Gurnee, Illinois, the daughter of Chalmer N. and Marjorie B. (Mills) Hart, Sr. She spent her childhood living in Gurnee, along with her two older brothers. In 1955, she married Charles Robert “Bob” Simonson, a schoolmate and family friend. He preceded her in death on April 4, 2008.

They moved to Rochester, Indiana in 1961 with their three sons. Their fourth son was born in Rochester in 1962. The family resided at 129 E. 14 St. for 46 years.

Mrs. Simonson worked for The Airmarking Company, Inc. for 21 years and retired in 2001. She had also worked for the Chester White Swine Record Ass’n for nearly 10 years.

As a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester, she enjoyed singing in the choir and serving on various committees.

Besides enjoying her family and friends, her favorite pastimes were church activities, cooking, taking care of her home and yard, playing Bridge and an occasional trip to the casino.

Survivors include her four sons, Jeff Simonson, Fairbanks, Arkansas, Brian (Shari) Simonson, Rochester, Indiana, Bret (Suzie) Simonson, Nixa, Missouri, and Jay Simonson, Farmers Branch, Texas, grandchildren, Allie Simonson (Nick) Wright, Nixa, Missouri, and Kirk (Anna May), Simonson, Springfield, Missouri, two great grandchildren, special nieces, Deb Tyler, Rochester, Indiana, Karen Rudd, Akron, Indiana and Pam Reutebuch, Logansport, Indiana, and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers, M.K. Hart and Chalmer Hart, Jr.

Private memorial services will be conducted at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rochester Scholarship Fund, Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center, or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Lorna F. Craig, 98, Rochester

Lorna F. Craig, 98, Rochester,  passed away at 5:53 P.M. Monday, August 1, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was born on May 8, 1924 in Bremen, Indiana, the daughter of Jacob and Freida (Ringgenberg) Schuch. In 1940, she married Maurice William “Bill” Keyser, they later separated. On August 27, 1977, in Rochester, Indiana, she married Raymond H. Craig. He preceded her in death on October 6, 1993.

Lorna worked many years in the Dietary Department at Woodlawn Hospital. She is remembered as a hard working gal and loved helping everyone else.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy A. DuBois, St. Louis, Missouri, Beverly Fansler, Rochester, Indiana, son, Larry J. Keyser, Green Valley, Arizona, Vicki Jacobs, Rochester, Indiana, stepdaughters, Judy Brazzo, Warsaw, Indiana, Sue Horn, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Tami Duzenbery, Todd Fansler, Troy Fansler, Andy Jacobs, Allison Jacobs, great grandchildren, Amanda White, Jacob White, Jessica Fansler, Nicole Durham, Grant Fansler, Kirstin Jacobs, Kooper Jacobs, Arrianah Jacobs, Nathan Jacobs,  sister, Linda Arch, Nappanee, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her brother, Herbert Schuch and grandson, David DuBois.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 12, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Ace Cody Cook, 29, Rochester

Ace Cody Cook, 29, Rochester, passed away at 9:15 A.M. Tuesday August 2, 2022 at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1993 the son of Tim and Brenda (Estep) Cook.

Ace graduated from Rochester High School, where he was elected Prom King in 2013, and worked at Manitou Training Center. Ace was known for his up- beat personality and concern for others. He enjoyed singing, dancing, coloring, animals and his flare towards fashion.

Survivors include his guardian, with whom he made his home, Lori Fry, Rochester, Indiana, foster parents, Carol and Dean Jenson, Rochester, Indiana, several sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, brothers, Sam Estep and Tim Estep.

Funeral services will take place at 5:00 P.M. Friday, August 5, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Manitou Training Center. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Thomas D. Grosvenor 71, Rochester

Thomas D. Grosvenor 71, Rochester, passed away at 4:22 P.M. Friday July 29, 2022, in Muncie, Indiana.

 

He was born on November 13, 1950 in Goshen, Indiana, the son of Calvin I. and Donna Jean (Cretcher) Grosvenor Metheny. On August 4, 1979 in Rochester, Indiana, he married Valerie J. Tyler and she survives.

 

Tom started working full time for his father at Rochester Cement Products following High School. He was currently owner/operator of Rochester Cement Products. He had been a member of the Elk’s Lodge, Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Trinity United Methodist Church and had served in the Indiana National Guard.  He enjoyed gardening and doing his daily crossword puzzles.  Tom was his grandkids biggest fan.  Whether it was softball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, t-ball or pony league baseball he never missed any of their sporting events.  

 

Survivors include his wife, Valerie J. Grosvenor, Rochester, Indiana, children, Kari Grosvenor, Rochester, Indiana, Trevor (Kaleigh Collins) Grosvenor, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Kori Rouch, Rochester, Indiana, Ryli Rouch, Rochester, Indiana, Gent Grosvenor, Rochester, Indiana, Doc Grosvenor, Rochester, Indiana, brother, Timothy (Lynn) Grosvenor, Rochester, Indiana, sisters, Debby (Lonnie Evans) Grosvenor, Logansport, Indiana, Peg Howell, Rochester, Indiana, mother-in-law, Sandy Tyler, Rochester, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Janice G. Grosvenor, and father-in-law, Paul Tyler.

 

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

 

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Grosvenor Memorial Fund through Northern Indiana Community Foundation.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Patsy Ann (Snyder) Singrey, 75, of Plymouth

Patsy Ann (Snyder) Singrey, 75, of Plymouth, passed away on August 1, 2022 at 7:08 a.m. at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.

 

On September 20, 1946 in Plymouth, Indiana she was born to Clarence G. Snyder and Pauline (Deisch) Snyder. Patsy had lived all her life in the Marshall County community.

 

On September 24, 1967 she married Ronald Lee Singrey and together they would share the next 54 years until Ron's passing on April 23 this year.

 

Patsy worked for the Plymouth School System for many years until she retired.

 

She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church; and a graduate of Argos High School with the class of 1964 where she served as Treasurer.

 

Patsy was very involved with her church and served on several committees. The church was where she thrived. She loved her Grandchildren, and was great at supervising all outdoor projects around the house. When she wasn't serving at church, in her spare time she loved crossword puzzles, reading, and watching the birds.

 

Patsy is survived by her Daughters – Debbie Melvin and husband Chris of Sheridan, Indiana; and Darla Hinen and husband Danny of Columbia City, Indiana.

 

4 Grandchildren – Natalie, Tyler, Landon, and Kyle

 

Sister – Phyllis Shivers and husband David of Argos, Indiana

and her canine companion Rosie

 

She is preceded in death by her: Parents, Husband, Sister – Ruth Rinard

 

Friends may visit with the family on Friday August 5, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana. 

 

Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Rev Max Milton.

 

Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to:  Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana 46501

 

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

Ruth E. Campbell, 98, of Rochester

Ruth E. Campbell, 98, of Rochester, passed away at 10:07 PM on Monday, August 1, 2022 at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester.

On February 13, 1924, Ruth was born in Richland Center to Lawrence N. and Ollie G. Alderfer Bunch.  Ruth was a member of the class of 1941 from Argos High School. She lived most of her life in Marshall County prior to moving to Rochester.

Ruth and Russell S. Campbell were married on December 31, 1941 in Hammond. They shared 61 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, he passed away on August 16, 2002. From their union came a daughter Sue and a son Sheldon. Three more generations have been added to the family tree with the blessings of 6 grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

As a farmer’s wife, Ruth was often tending to the chores while Russ worked away from home.  Assisting with the planting and harvesting the crops was her way of life.

The Campbell’s traveled to numerous destinations in the US and Europe and as snowbirds, they wintered in Lakeland, FL. Ruth enjoyed playing Bingo, chair volleyball and visiting with her friends. Over the years, Ruth made many quilts for Riley’s Children’s Hospital, friends and family.

Volunteering for Hospice, the Recycling Center, the Senior Center and the Ladies Auxilary at Woodlawn Hospital was a great way to serve her community.

Ruth’s memberships include Order of Eastern Star of Argos, Walnut Township 4-H County Council and the Walnut Township Home Extension Club, the First Baptist Church of Rochester and the Northside Baptist of Lakeland.

Left to cherish the memories of Ruth are daughter, Sue Vanata and husband Bob of Fulton, son Sheldon Campbell and wife Sharon of Argos; 5 grandchildren, Deborah Papiez and husband Joseph, Nathan Johnson and wife Nicki, Nicole Grandstaff and husband George, Christopher Vanata and wife Christy, Leslie Corn and husband Troy; 11 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren.

Preceding Ruth in death are her parents, husband Russell, granddaughter Dawn Hepler in 2020 and sister Donna Hart in 2014.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Ruth Campbell will be on Monday, 11:00 AM on August 15, 2022 with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating.  Her family will receive friends on Sunday, August 14 from 12:00 (Noon) - 2:00 PM. and on Monday an hour prior to services. 

 Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw. 

 Memorials may be made to the Council On Aging, 625 Pontiac St., Rochester, IN 46975, or Riley’s Children Hospital, 30 S. Meridian St. #200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Vicki Carol Loebig ,69, Rochester

Vicki Carol Loebig ,69, Rochester, passed away at 7:12 P.M. Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

 

She was born on April 22, 1953 in Rochester, Indiana the daughter of Omer and Peggy (Strominger) Torrence. On June 27, 1986 in Rochester, Indiana, she married Robert J. “Bob” Loebig and he survives.

 

Carol had worked as a Court Bailiff in Fulton County Superior Court for Judge Burke, before being elected Fulton County Assessor in 2006. She also worked for First Federals Savings Bank from where she retired. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Elk’s Lodge and Women’s Golf League. When not out golfing, her biggest passion in life was caring for her husband and family.

 

Survivors include her husband, Robert J. “Bob” Loebig, Rochester, Indiana, children, Christy Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, David M. (Jordan) Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, step-children, Kim (Norm) Benzing, Rochester, Indiana, Robert Loebig II, Lewisville, Texas, grandchildren, Evan Michael Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, Ethan Jay Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, Madison Arcuri, Lafayette, Indiana, Brogan, Joey “JoJo” and Jude Loebig, all of Lewisville, Texas, brother, Nick Torrence, Costa Rica, sister-in-law, Pam Loebig, Rochester, Indiana, great nieces, Kylee and Baylee. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers-in-laws, Jim Loebig and Jerry Loebig.

 

Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Interment will be at a later date at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Gregory "Greg" Dean Grossman, 38 of Argos

Gregory "Greg" Dean Grossman, 38 of Argos, passed away unexpectedly July 29, 2022 at 6:28 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Indiana.

 

On July 25, 1984 in South Bend, Indiana he was born to Ronald Grossman and Patricia (Walls) Grossman. Greg grew up in the Akron community, and had lived in the Argos community the past 3 years.

 

He was a Tool and Die Operator at Omco in Pierceton, Indiana for the past 17 years.

 

Greg was a 10 year member of 4-H in Fulton County, Indiana.

 

Greg is survived by his Mother- Patricia Grossman of Argos, Indiana; and his Father – Ronald Grossman and his wife Lori of Rochester, Indiana.

Son – Kolyn and Daughter – Emmalie

Sister – Crystal Grossman of Akron, Indiana

Brother – Kyle Grossman and wife McKenna of Akron, Indiana

Maternal Grandparents – Don and Sharron Walls of Argos, Indiana

Paternal Grandmother – Dorothy Grossman of Argos, Indiana

He is preceded in death by his: Paternal Grandfather – Merle Grossman

 

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday August 3, 2022 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana. 

 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday August 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with burial at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

 

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

Marvin Leo Dillman, 94, Twelve Mile

Marvin Leo Dillman, 94, Twelve Mile, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, at his residence.

 

Born on April 18, 1928, at the family farm near Twelve Mile, Indiana, he was the oldest son of the late Carl T. and Esther (Dewald) Dillman.  On August 8, 1948 at the home of his parents, he was married to Harriet Viola Burch, and she preceded him in death on August 7, 2013. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2022 at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile with Pastor Cole Westwood officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery. 

 

Visitation will be from 9-noon on Friday before the service at the church and the following weekend on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at Dillman’s Pond from 2:30-5:30 p.m. 

 

The family would like to thank Dr. Dodt, Guardian Angel Hospice, and all those who have helped care for, and minister to, Marvin in any way during the past few years. 
 
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. 

Robert Glen Deamer

Robert Glen Deamer was born in Rochester, Indiana June 17, 1940 to the union of George and Doris (Adamson) Deamer, who both preceded him in death.

 

His younger brother, Phillip (wife Jennifer), of Louisville, Kentucky also predeceased him. Both sets of grandparents and a cousin, Janet Law Weber, also predeceased him.

 

Robert is survived by his wife Eleny and his son Eric (wife Kimberly) of Lakewood, Ohio, also by his cousin Gail Law (wife Cindy) of Mentone, Indiana and their children and grandchildren.

 

Robert grew up in Talma, in Fulton County Indiana and graduated from Talma High School. He went on to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he majored in English and German and completed a bachelor's degree. After that he attended Indiana University-Bloomington and graduated with a master's degree in English. 

 

After teaching at the college level for four years at Alpena Community College in Michigan, and at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Robert returned to graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. He completed a PhD in American Studies after three years there and resumed teaching at Thiel College, in Greenville Pennsylvania.

 

Eventually he joined his parents at the family business, Deamer and Deamer, a real estate and title insurance business in Rochester, Indiana, having obtained a real estate broker's license.

 

Robert met his wife, Eleny, while they were both attending IU-Bloomington and working on their Master's degrees. In July 1965 they were married in her home country, Brazil, but have lived in the United States ever since. Following Robert's career they lived in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. They also traveled to Brazil three or four times. Once they both retired, they traveled to Europe and Canada.

 

Robert was proud of his small-town roots and often reminisced about playing high school basketball, canoeing in the Tippecanoe River and working summers for farmers in the Talma area.

 

Per Robert's wishes no formal services will be held.
Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester is handling arrangements.
Interment will be at IOOF Cemetery in Rochester, next to his parents burial site.
Online expressions of sympathy maybe made at www.goodfamilyfh.com  

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