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Susan E. Knies
SUSAN E. KNIES Norton Area, near Hillham formerly of Gary, Indiana Susan E. Knies, age 84 years, of the Norton Area, near Hillham, Indiana and formerly of Gary, Indiana, passed away at her residence at 6:45 P.M. on Wednesday, June 8, 2005.
Susan was born on March 6, 1921 in Norton, Indiana to Evert and Maude (nee Wininger) Bledsoe. On March 2, 1942, Susan married the late Paul R. Knies. He passed away on January 12, 1974. Susan was a Homemaker and managed a Trailer Park that they owned in Gary, Indiana. She also previously worked at Crane.
She loved to travel and became a snowbird, wintering in California and Arizona. Susan loved to play the piano. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at her Church. She quilted, sewed, upholstered furniture, did carpentry, and was the "Architect" of her home. She was a member of Cane Creek Christian Church.
Susan was a 1939 Graduate of Cuzco High School. Susan is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, Marvin Bledsoe. Susan is survived by her two sons, Myron Knies of Jasper, Indiana and Dan (Susie) Knies of Norton, Indiana; two daughters, Paula (Jay) Kable of Scottsdale, Arizona and Linda Robertson of Norton, Indiana; one sister, Norma Palmer of Scottsdale, Arizona; four grandchildren, James Knies of Norton, Indiana, Erica Robertson of Celestine, Indiana, Stacy Hamilton of Scottsdale, Arizona and Karen Kerr of Scottsdale, Arizona; and three great grandchildren.
Friends may call on Friday, June 10, 2005 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at T. L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Road, French Lick, Indiana 47432 (812) 936-7700. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, June 11, 2005 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., one hour prior to the Funeral Services, on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at Cane Creek Christian Church in French Lick, Indiana.Pastors Merle and Nellie Mullins officiating. Burial at Cane Creek Cemetery. To share a memory with the family or to offer your condolences to the family, please view the obituary to sign the Guest Book at www.post-trib.com
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LOGANSPORT - Elmer L. Hueston: Nov. 12, 1924-March 24, 2003
LOGANSPORT - Elmer L. Hueston, 78, 9650 E. 100N, died at 7:42 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Hospital & Health Center, Kokomo.
He was born in French Lick to the late John and Effie (Howard) Hueston. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific for 49 months. He married Claribel Wortinger in 1949. She survives.
Mr. Hueston retired in 1986 from the Marion General Motors plant after 26 years. He formerly also worked for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad for 10 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers, Fisher Body Sympathy Club and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are children, Pamela Cullum, Van Buren, and John F. (Dana), Converse a son-in-law, Gary Cullum, Logansport grandchildren, Isaac Aaron and Kurk Cullum, Shannon (Eric) Bingaman, Jami Jo (David) Maynus, Amanda Sue (Dave) Fox a sister, Rosemary Farris, Owensville, Ky. and eight great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his stepmother, Nellie (Butcher) brothers, Darrel, Truman and Terry and sisters, Juanita Farris and Mabel Stone.
Services are at 2 p.m. today in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with the Rev. Eric Bingaman officiating. Burial is in Ever-Rest Memorial Park cemetery, Cass County, with military committal service by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation was Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the American Heart Association.
Walter Eugene Harner
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Walter Eugene Harner
Walter Eugene Harner, 97, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at Emerald House. Born Jan. 19, 1912, in Martin County, he was the son of Leroy and Alma (Wininger) Harner.
A 1932 graduate of Washington High School, he was a retired cattle farmer, specializing in Black Angus. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and a former member of the board of trustees of the church and was a member of the building committee when United Brethern Church was built. He was also a member of American Angus Association, past president of Indiana Angus Association, past president of Southwest Indiana Angus Association, Daviess County Cattleman's Association, Indiana Angus Futerity Association, served on the USDA County and Community Committee from 1957 to 1988 and was hired as a field reporter for USDA in 1989.
Mr. and Mrs. Harner took 4-H beef award winners to Chicago to commodities market and the international livestock exhibition for many years. He was a 57-year member of the Daviess County Coop and served on the board for many of those years.
He was employed by Daviess County Farm Bureau Coop at different times for different services.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Carol Holland of Loogootee; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell Harner of Washington, Bernard and Susan Harner of Washington, and William "Bill" and Phyllis Harner of Eldora, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Jean Traylor of Petersburg, and Norma Lee Feuquay Cape Coral, Fla.; brothers Lawrence Harner of Washington, and Cecil Harner of Lake Wales, Fla. His wife, Thelma Louise "Jean" (Goodman) Harner, whom he married Nov. 18, 1939, died September 2000. One grandson, Jeb Holland; one sister, Marie Harner; and one brother, Floyd Harner, are also deceased.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel, with Rev. Marvin Cheek officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the Daviess County 4-H Association. (April 22, 2009)
BRIDGMAN, Mich. - Lois L. Beeker, 84, Bridgman, died Tuesday (Oct. 6, 1998) at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, Mich.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at the Olivet Congregational Church, Bridgman, with the Rev. Russell Panico officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT today at Boyd Funeral Home, Bridgman.
Mrs. Beeker was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Westville. She married Leonard Beeker, who died Nov. 23, 1972.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Shores, Lafayette, Ind.; and a son, Randy (Nancy) Beeker, St. Joseph; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ned Beeker in 1991; and two sisters, Sue Waters in 1986 and Frances Ellis in 1983.
Mrs. Beeker was a member of the Olivet Congregational Church where she was the church organist. She worked for many years at the Ben Franklin in Bridgman.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
The State Journal-Register
Mrs. Sue I. Waters 86, of 900 N. Rutledge St. died at 3:46 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital.
Mrs. Waters was born in Shoals, Ind., on Jan 12, 1900, the daughter of Homer J. and Mildred C. Watson Ikerd.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.J. Waters, and one sister.
Before her retirement she was employed by the Internal Revenue Service.
She was a member of St. Agnes Church.
Surviving are one son John R. "Jack" of Detroit, Mich.; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lois Beeker of Bridgman, Mich.; and seven nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Church, with the Rev. Patrick Wright officiating.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
April 15, 1920 - Aug. 10, 2009
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home for Chalmer Harrison, 89, Jasper, formerly of Dubois, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
Born April 15, 1920 in Dubois County, he was the son of John S. and Mattie Morgan Harrison. He was a farmer and he was of the protestant faith.
Survivors include one sister, Benis Breidenbaugh of Dubois, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents John S. and Mattie Morgan Harrison, one brother in infancy and one sister in infancy.
Officiating the service will be the Reverend Darrell Wininger. Burial will be at Cuzco Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.
Down a narrow hidden path sought out by wisdom's eye, a peaceful place of refuge calls to come rest awhile beside.
Chalmer Harrison 89, Jasper
Chalmer Harrison, 89, Jasper, formerly of Dubois, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper.
He was born in Dubois County April 15, 1920, to John S. and Mattie (Morgan) Harrison.
Surviving are a sister, Benis Breidenbaugh, Dubois, and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister.
Mr. Harrison was a retired farmer and of the Protestant faith.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick. The Rev. Darrell Wineinger will officiate. Burial will be in Cuzco Cemetery, Cuzco.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Benis Breidenbaugh, 103, Cuzco, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Brookside Village Senior Living Community in Jasper.
She was born in Cuzco on Aug. 23, 1909, to John S. and Mattie (Morgan) Harrison. She married Elmer Breidenbaugh on April 27, 1947. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Doris Blanchard, Indianapolis; 12 step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Chalmer and Merrill Harrison and an infant, and an infant sister.
Mrs. Breidenbaugh graduated from Oakland City College and was a teacher. She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church in French Lick. Her hobbies were gardening and canning.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church. The Rev. Marcia Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be in Cuzco Cemetery.
Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions be made to Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, 9991 W. 175S, French Lick IN 47432.
Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be shared at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.
July 31, 1916
Car Inspector Finds The Body Of John Gibson On The Picnic Special
Was Ill When He Boarded The Train at Seymour and Died in Toilet Room of Coach
Opening the door to
a toilet room in one of the coaches of
the special train which brought the local railroad employees home from
B&O Southwestern picnic at Seymour Saturday night, Earl
inspector, found the body of John Gibson huddled up on the floor cold
The body was stiff, indicating death had occurred several hours before.
Gibson, employed in
the car repair department at the shops,
made the trip to Seymour Saturday to the picnic. He ate numerous
the day and was ill when he boarded the train at Seymour to come home.
of the train crew took him to the toilet room and forgot all about him.
after the train had reached it's destination and had been cut loose
engine and backed onto the switch at the Ebner ice plant that Gibson's
body was found. It was removed to a local undertaking establishment and
taken to the home on North Meridian Street.
Coroner Poindexter held an inquest today and pronounced gastritis as the cause of death.
Gibson was forty-seven years old and is survived by his widow, several children and several brothers and sisters. Previous to moving here, he lived in the country northwest of Washington.
Found Dead In Train Coach
in the men's toilet room of a passenger coach, the
body of John W. Gibson, was found late Saturday night. Gibson, one of
employees who attended the railroad outing at Seymour, had died
between Seymour and Washington.
After the arrival of
the train in this city, several coaches
of the train were detached and placed on the siding at the Ebner ice
inspectors going through the cars in performance of their duties
body. Rigor mortis had set in and it was evident that Gibson had died
disclosed that Gibson was intoxicated when he
boarded the train at Seymour for the return trip and he was placed in
toilet room a short time after the train left that city, because of the
deplorable condition of his clothing. He is believed to have died from
attack of gastritis, the result of an over indulgence in food and
placing Gibson in the toilet room, employees of the company raised the
to permit the inflow of fresh air and no evidence that Gibson was
the heat was found. The man was an habitual user of intoxicants.
was notified of the death. The body was
taken to an undertaking establishment where it was prepared for burial
removal to the family residence on North Meridian street.
Gibson, prior to
moving to Washington, was employed on farms
northwest of Washington. Besides his widow, he leaves four children and
brothers and sisters. He was forty-seven years of age and belonged to
lodge of the Woodmen of the World. He was employed in the car repairing
department of the shops.
Funeral services at
the residence at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning will be followed with burial in Oak Grove cemetery.
Julia filed a lawsuit against the B&O Southwestern Railroad for
An article in The Washington Democrat newspaper on December 18, 1916
Julia accused the railroad of negligence in the death of her husband.
A later article in The Washington Herald on March 7, 1917, stated that the trial would not take place and that a settlement had been reached with an undisclosed amount paid to Mrs. Gibson.
Gibson - February 25 Julia Ette of 11357 SE Powell blvd.; mother of Viola Unselt, Victoria Feehley, and Elba Gibson; sister of Miss Thena Thompson; 8 grandchildren.
Friends invited to
services under the auspices of Portland
Rebekah association, Friday, 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Mt. Scott Funeral
Foster rd at SE 59th. Entombment, Lincoln Memorial Mausoleum.
Deceased was a member of Eureka Rebekah lodge and Ladies Circle, WOW, Washington, Indiana
BLOOMINGTON — John
E. Baumert, 93, died at 9:50 a.m.
Thursday at The Residence at McCormick's Creek.
Born Sept. 4, 1916,
in Washington, he was the son of Andrew
and Lillie M. (Wathen) Baumert.
He worked for Graham
Farms before moving to Detroit in 1941.
There, he worked for the New York Central Railroad and Ellis Trucking
In his retirement,
he traveled throughout the United States
and enjoyed reading and watching westerns as well as playing cards.
He is survived by
two daughters, Shirley (Paul) Hill of
Westland, Mich., and Carolyn S. (Bruce) Grefke of Livonia, Mich.; a
(Jean) Baumert of Bloomington; a sister, Eleanor Smith of Olney, Ill.;
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren;
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife, Rachel
Lorene (Wininger) Baumert, whom he married
on Oct. 27, 1934, preceded him in death on May 5, 1981. Also preceding
death were two grandchildren, Lisa (Grefke) Crockett and Gregory Hill;
brothers, Robert, Tony and Joseph Baumert; and five sisters, Emma
Grove, Mary Alice Reel, Margie Reel and Ruth Cox.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Rev. Leo Kissel as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4
p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ed Lee
Courier & Press (IN)
BURNS CITY, Ind. - Edward W. Witsman, 77, died at 11:59 a.m. Thursday at his home after a short illness.
was a World War
II Army veteran with service in the 325th
Glider Infantry. He fought in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of
Bulge, receiving a Purple Heart and Silver Star.
Surviving are his
wife of 50 years, LaVeda Jean (Wininger);
a daughter, Joyce Helms of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, Stephen K. of
City; three sisters, Edna Doades of Mount Carmel, Ill., Etta Street of
Haute and Jean Houserite of Bland, Mo.; two brothers, Arthur W. of
and Dale E. of Holly Hills, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at
2 p.m. Sunday at Poindexter-Hall &
McClure Funeral Home, with burial in Burns City Cemetery, where Odon
of Foreign Wars will conduct military rites.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
PEORIA - John H. Hyler, 92, of Lutheran Hillside Village passed away peacefully at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center.
John worked for WABCO for 44 years, retiring as a design engineer in 1982.
Barber County Index
Basil Milburn, who
has had the position as
janitor of the school house of this city, passed from this life Monday
at 11:35 o'clock.
suffered an attack of typhoid fever along about
the first of October and although he had suffered two relapses before
of the year, was able to sit up at that time and was walking around on
streets for two weeks preceding his late and final sickness.
last week he was feeling exceedingly well but that night became very
what developed into pneumonia. He kept getting worse until
him from his suffering Monday. He lost consciousness at about
that morning and failed to recognize anybody after that.
Basil Milburn was born March 15, 1864 at
Hillham, Indiana, and died January 31, 1910, at Medicine Lodge, Kansas,
years, 10 months and 16 days. At the time of his removal here
working at Jasper, Indiana, in a steel plant. It was through
influence of Rev. H. C. Duckett, at the time pastor of the Presbyterian
of this city, that he secured the position as janitor of the school
here. He was on his second year at that work and has made a
He is survived by a wife and daughter, Lela,
age fourteen, and brothers and sisters. In the time the
has lived here they have made numberless friends who deeply mourn with
School was dismissed Monday afternoon and all
day Tuesday out of respect for Mr. Milburn.
Funeral services were held from the
Presbyterian church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. VanHorn and
remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery.
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the sorrowing wife, daughter and other relatives.
Milburn, a former resident
of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Kelly in
last Friday, October 5, 1934 at the age of 77 years. Mrs.
been in poor health for several years. Her husband, Basil
at his home in Medicine Lodge in January 1910, and the body of his wife
brought to Medicine Lodge last Sunday to be buried beside him.
The Milburn family resided for some time in Medicine Lodge a number of years ago, and have many friends in this community who will be sorry to learn of Mrs. Milburn death.
Basil Milburn and Margaret “Maggie” Welman were married in Dubois County on 18 Mar 1888. When it was indexed, a mistake was made and it is under Basil Wilburn.
On Thursday morning, Jan. 21, 1904, at 5 o'clock, Mr. John Milburn, father of Mr. B. B. Milburn, age 75 years, 8 months and 5 days, died.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the residence of Mr. J. H. Fielding, 38 Queen street; interment in East Hill cemetery.
Deceased came to Palestine about two months ago, from Hillham, Ind.