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Alva Rhoton


Alva Rhoton, of Montpelier, Indiana, died yesterday at St. Joseph's hospital, of liver complaint. He was 37 years of age. His widow and one son survive him. The remains were shipped to Montpelier for interment.

Fort Wayne News
August 18, 1899
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Hercle O. Rhoton


MONTPELIER -- Hercle O. Rhoton, 91, 116 E. Huntington St., Montpelier, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday in Blackford County Hospital, Hartford City, after a long illness.

Mr. Rhoton was a life resident of Blackford County and attended the Waugh School. He had retired as a custodian for Montpelier Glove Co., was a retired farmer, and had worked for 40 years for the Blackford Canning Co.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mabel Teagle; a son, Jimmy, Montpelier; seven grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a..m. Saturday in the Walker and Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier, with the Rev. Frank Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Montpelier.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Today at the funeral home.

Memorial may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Marion, Indiana
Friday, July 16, 1993
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Clifford D. Rinker

HARTFORD CITY Clifford D. Rinker, 74, passed away Friday in his residence.

A native of Hartford City, he was born March 12, 1938 and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1956. Clifford married Carolyn "Sue" Enochs in Zion Lutheran Church on June 30, 1957. She survives.

Clifford worked at Marion Malleable and 3-M. He retired from Dana Corp., Marion, in 2002, after 39 years. He also farmed.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Blackford Lodge # 106 F & AM.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; sons, Jeffery (Deanna) Rinker, Montpelier, and Clifton (Lisa) Rinker, Hartford City; daughters, Susanna (Greg) Pace and Debbie (Eric) Jones, both of Hartford City; brothers, Gwen (Betty) Rinker, Wolcottville, and James (Betty) Rinker, Hartford City; sisters, Elonda (Charles) Pethtel, Hartford City, and Reda Belle (Merrill) Nottingham, Byrdstown, Tenn.; grandchildren, JW Rinker, Kurtis Rinker, Dillon Rinker, Colt Pace, Casey Bolling, Levi Jones, Emily Jones, Trent Jones, Cameron Rinker and Kelli Rinker; great-grandchildren, Oden Pace, Thomas Bolling, Aubrey and Addison.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vardella Willman Rinker.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 in Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with Pastor David Fleener officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Hartford City.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 23 and after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 308 S. Monroe St., Hartford City, IN 47348.

Published: Marion Chronicle Tribune


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