Fulton Co. Obituaries


"PREMATURE BLAST KILLS FARMER"

"Clarence MOW, lost life from dynamite explosion. Stories concerning accident conflict but evidence left by the explosion leads conclusively to fact that man was after a mess of fish.
Clarence MOW, aged 36, a well-known farmer and school teacher, residing west of the Kentucky Stock Farm, on the north side of the Tippecanoe River, died at Woodlawn Hospital in this city Saturday morning, shortly after seven o'clock from the effects of a dynamite blast, which occurred on the bank of Tippecanoe River, Friday evening, shortly after five o'clock. Immediately following the accidental explosion the companions of the injured man, John and Jesse WALTZ, Charles SISSEL and Forest CALVERT took him to the Kentucky Stock Farm and from there to Woodlawn Hospital, where physicians at once stated his case was hopeless.
The story of the accident as told by different people has several different angles, but after an investigation on the part of the reporter for this newspaper, as well as two other papers of this city, all circumstances point to the belief that MOW was in the act of hurling the stick of dynamite into a deep hole in the Tippecanoe River when the explosion came prematurely. Neighbors of the dead man told newspapermen that MOW was engaged in blowing a stump to make place for a gas engine when the accident occurred.
On the north bank of the river, almost due south of the Kentucky Stock Farm and a bit northwest of the Ira McVEY farm, which is south of the river, the effect of the explosion was very plain on Saturday. The grass was burned or blown off even with the ground and all about were the tell-tale blood spots left by the injured man in his fall. As the explosion came, MOW's companions were nearby and when they rushed to his side they found a sickening sight. The left hand was blown off about the wrist, the right leg was shattered, both eyes were badly burned and almost blown fron their sockets, while the man's chest was peppered full of dirt and small bits of sticks. MOW was carried through the woods and taken in an unconscious condition to the road and then to the hospital, where death occurred the following morning without his regaining consciousness.
Clarence MOW was born in this county, being the son of Marion MOW and at the time of his death was living on the MOW homestead, where he resided for several years. He...taught (school) in this county as well as in Michigan... Besides his wife he leaves four children: Ferman, Herschel, Othelia and Charles....four brothers, Clayton, Clyde, Dean and Leo MOW.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Richland Center. Burial was made in the Richland Center Cemetery.

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OBITUARY
"MRS. EDNA MOW BUNN
DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

Mrs. Edna Mow Bunn died suddenly Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Barts, 305 Main St., this city. Mrs. Bunn passed away in a diabetic coma. She had been seriously ill for the past two days, it was stated. Mrs. Bunn resided in her apartment over the Beall Tire Shop, this city. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton County., where she had lived for practically all of her life.
Edna, daughter of William and Christena Jane Beehler was born in the Whippoorwill neighborhood, Richland Twp. on August 27th, 1889. On June 20th, 1908 she was united in marriage with Clarence L. Mow, to which union four children were born. Mr. Mow passed away on June 5th, 1921. February 27th, 1926, Mrs. Mow was wed to Albert T. Bunn, who preceded her in death September 30th, 1941. With the exception of a few years residency in Thompsonville, Mich., all of her life was spent in Fulton County. Mrs. Bunn was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are her mother, Christina Beehler, of this city; two brothers, Leo and Clyde Beehler, of Rochester; four sisters; Mrs. of Rochester; Mrs. Dwight Rouch, of Fulton; five children, Mrs. Paul Barts, of this city; Herschel William Mow, of Washington, IN; Charles Marion Mow of the U.S. Army; Mrs. D. G. Hendrickson, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Wesley MacMurray and Ralph Bunn, both of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Randall Lee...."

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DALLAS C. MOW Dies at 76 Years

"Dallas Clayton Mow, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eldrith Cook, R.R. 3, Rochester. Mr. Mow had been in failing health for the past year. He had then resided with Mrs. Cook for the past seven months.
Mr. Mow was the son of Marion and Eva Clark Mow. He was born in Richland Township May 14, 1885, and resided all his life in this community.
Mr. Mow married Sarah O'Blenis on March 19, 1913. She died in April, 1951.
Surviving with the daughter, Mrs. Eldrith (Eloise) Cook, are two other daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Cook, Argos, and Mrs. Robert (Wilma) Foltz, Rochester; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean Mow, R.R. 5, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grandview EUB church with the former pastor of that church, the Rev. Paul Steele, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral home after state at the church one hour before services."

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"MRS. SARAH MOW RITES HELD TODAY

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock for Mrs. Sarah Estella Mow, 63, of route three, at the Grandview EUB church in Richland township. Mrs. Mow died Saturday, noon, at her home in that township after a six week illness.
The deceased was born March 20, 1888, in Fulton county and had been a resident of Richland township for many years. Her parents were Frank and Emeline (Miller) O'Blenis. She was married to Clayton Mow in 1913.
Surviving are the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Esther Ruth Cook, Mrs. Wilma Burnett and Mrs. Eloise Cook, all of whom reside in Richland township; four sisters; Mrs. Lydia Marshall, Rochester; Mrs. Lillie Armstrong, Pleasant Dale, Saskatchewan, Canada; Mrs. Nora Wright, Argos; Mrs. Alice Armstrong, Decatur, ILL. A brother, William O'Blenis, and a sister, Mrs. Amanda Drake, preceded in death as did three brothers who died in infancy.
Burial was made in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery with the Rev. Myron M. Kottke in charge."

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"C. DEAN MOW

"C. Dean Mow, 79, 416 West Fifth street, former Fulton county commissioner and Richland township trustee, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been a patient one month and had been in failing health for 2 months.
Mr. Mow was the son of Marion and Eva Clark Mow and was born in Fulton county Nov. 13, 1892. His first marriage was to Grethel Rogers Aug. 27, 1913 in Fulton county. She died in 1967. On July 20 1968, he was married to Eva Jackson Myers in Traverse City, Mich. She survives.
Mr. Mow was a resident of Fulton and Marshall counties his entire life except for a five year period when he lived in Michigan. He was a retired school teacher and farmer. His teaching years were spent in schools of Fulton and Marshall counties. He served two terms as Richland township trustee and two terms as county commissioner.
Mr. Mow was a member of the Congregational Christian church and the F&AM lodge. He was a past master of the F&AM lodge.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Mrs. James (Annette)Wysong, Plymouth; and Leland D. Cox, U.S. Air Force, Big Spring, Texas; three step-children, and nine step-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Cox, died in 1966. Also preceding in death were an infant son and four brothers.
Final rites will be in the Congregational Christian church at Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jacob Waechter will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Center IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church for one hour prior to services. The F&AM 399 will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 o'clock tonight.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be contributed to the Congregational Christian church".

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"GRETHEL MOW DIED TODAY AT AGE 73"

"Mrs. Grethel Mow, 73, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been in declining health for 18 years.
Mrs. Mow was born Aug. 9, 1893 in Richland township to William and Arsada Beck Rogers. She had lived all her life in Richland township or the Argos community except five years when she lived in Maneestee county, Mich. She married C. Dean Mow, who survives, on Aug. 27, 1913. She was a member of the Congregational Christian church of Argos and a past member of the What Not Club of Richland township.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. James (Annette) Wysong, Plymouth, and Leland Cox, a student at Purdue university, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Towne, Rochester, and Mrs. Otis (Ethel) Nellars, R.R.3, Argos. A daughter, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Cox died July 5, 1966. A son died in infancy. She was also preceded in death by three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Christian church, Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Russell good, will officiate Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at Foster and Good funeral after 2 p.m. Wednesday up to 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour before services".

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Sarah E. WEIR, daughter of Adam and Harriet MOW, was born in Richland township, Nov. 9, 1869, and departed this life at her home south east of Richland Center, Indiana, January 22, 1929, aged 59 years. two months and 13 days.
She was united in marriage to George W. Weir on August 29,1888. To this union four children were born. They all survive except Grethel, who passed to the world beyond in infancy. When 15 years of age she was converted and united to the Grandview Evangelical church and a few years later removed her membership to the Richland Center M.E. church.
On Sept. 24, 1927, the death angel hovered over the home and soon removed the spirit of the husband and companion of her life. The separation was hard to bear but with the faith of her Christ as her anchor and her face set toward the Heavenly City, she traveled onward toward that city. During her suffering she expressed to her Pastor, "that in this last hour of her life, with intense suffering and pain, her strength and comfort was in Christ, and that she had her cross to bear, that someday she would be set free from this body of flesh," and she lifted her voice in the words of the poet:

Must Jesus bear the cross alone,
And all the world go free?
No, there's a cross for everyone,
And there's a cross for me.

The consecrated cross I'll bear,
Till death shall set me free.
And then go home, my crown to wear,
For there's a crown for me.

Oh, Precious cross, oh glorious crown,
Oh Resurrection Day,
Ye angels from the stars come down
And bear my soul away.

Upon the the crystal pavement, down,
At Jesus' blessed feet,
With joy I'll cast my golden crown,
And his dear name repeat.


By faith she discerned the blessed world where there is no night, and hope and patience awaited the morning. It has now come. Hers was a long night. There were times when the night was dark when her soul travailed in the suffering of the flesh, but the morning came, it dawned with unearthly splendor, she passed from this Vale of tears and sorrow, to await the coming of her children.
She leaves to mourn her departure, three sons, Harold, of Richland Township, Herman, at home, and Howard of South Bend, also a foster daughter, Mrs. Bertha Wilhelm, of Hammond. Two grandchildren, three brothers, J.S. Mow of Cornelius, Oregon, D.B. Mow and M.L. Mow of Richland Township and many friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.L. Adams of Leiters Ford, at the Richland Center M.E. Church, on Thursday. Burial in the IOOF Cemetery.

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September 24, 1927
George Weir, aged 60, a well known farmer of the Richland Center neighborhood passed away at his home shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Death resulted from a cancerous infection and an attack of influenza. The deceased had been in ill health for the last two years although his condition was not regarded as serious until the past few days.
George, the son of James and Mary Weir, was born on a farm near Richland Center on April 19, 1867 and has resided in that vicinity all of his life. On August 18, 1888 he was united in marriage to Sarah Mowe. Mr. Weir was a member of the IOOF Lodge of Richland Center. The deceased is survived by his wife and three sons, Harold of near Richland Center, Howard of South Bend and Herman at home.
The funeral services will be held at the Richland Center Church with the Rev. John Dean in charge. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

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HERMAN WEIR

Herman A. Weir, 85, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he was admitted Friday.
Mr. Weir was born June 8, 1893 in Richland township to George and Sarah Mow Weir and had spent most of his life in the Richland Center community. He was married Jan. 10, 1915 in Peru to Pearl M. Ralstin, who survives.
Mr. Weir was a retired carpenter and member of the Richland Center United Methodist church and the Peru Moose Lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary A. Weir, Huntington; three grandchildren, H. Andrew Weir, Mrs. Tim (Margaret Anne) Lawrence, both of Huntington, and Mrs. Phil... (the clipping was torn and cut away)....
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry Shumaker officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday.

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PEARL WEIR, Nov. 18

Pearl M. Weir, 83, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital. She had been ill two months. She was born Dec, 26, 1894 in Fulton county to David and Daisy Nafe Ralstin. She married Herman A. Weir Jan. 10, 1915 in Peru. He preceded in death. She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women's organization of the church.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mary Weir, Huntington; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Ralstin, Jacksonville, Fla., and D. Euritt Ralstin, Peru, and nieces and nephews. A son, daughter and two brothers preceded in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Terry Shumaker officiating. Burial was in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

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HOWARD WEIR
Nov. 20, 1899-Aug. 26, 1992

Howard Ami Weir, 92, formerly of Rte 3, Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. today at LifeCare Center, where he had lived since Aug. 28, 1991.
Born in Richland Township to George W. and Sarah E. Mow Weir, he was a lifetime of resident this communtiy. On Feb. 25, 1922 in Richland Center he married Geneive Jackson, who died Aug. 1, 1992. He was a retired farmer. His farm was honored as a Hoosier Homestead Farm. He was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church and a 70-year member of the Richland Center IOOF Lodge, where he served as a Past Noble Grand and chaplain for many years. He was a former member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Preceding in death was a son, William Eugene, in infancy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Sam Overmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, where the Richland Center IOOF Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Richland Center United Methodist Church.

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GENEIVE WEIR
Dec. 12, 1901-Aug.1, 1992

Geneive Weir, 90, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at LifeCare Center where she had lived since Aug. 28, 1991.
She was born in Marshall County to Mark and Louisa Martindale Jackson. She lived her entire life in this area. On Feb. 25, 1922 in Richland Center she married Howard E. Weir, who survives at LifeCare Center. She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the former Richland Center Rebekah Lodge and later a member of the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge. She had become a member of the former What-not and Richland Center Home Ec clubs. Preceding her in death was an infant son, William Eugene.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Sam Overmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Richland Center United Methodist Church.

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S. V. MOW DIES AT NORTH MANCHESTER

Samuel V. Mow, 56, former resident of Fulton County died at 12:30 a.m. today at his residence in North Manchester. He had been in ill health for five years.
He was born April 14, 1898, near Rochester to Charles and Clara Harpster Mow. He was a member of the North Manchester Presbyterian Church. Mr. Mow was a retired school teacher. His wife, the former Stella Wiseman, to whom he was married on Sept. 13, 1924, survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Richard Reahard and Miss Myra Lynn Mow, both of North Manchester; one son, Thomas Allen, at home; two brothers and three sisters and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester. Dr. Orrin Mansfield will officiate and burial will be in the Union cemetery at Pierceton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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"MRS. S. DEWEY MOW died on September 18, 1965 of a heart attack in her home. She had lived in Warsaw for seven years after moving from North Manchester. Mrs. Mow was born in Kosciusko County in 1898 and married Samuel Dewey Mow in 1924. Mr. Mow died in 1954. Survivors include two daughters, one son and eight grandchildren.

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HELEN WHITLEDGE

Helen Irene Whitledge, 87, Madisonville, KY., died at the Regional Medical Center, Madisonville.
She was born on Feb. 4, 1903 in Richland Center to Charlie and Clara Harpster Mow. She was a retired grocery merchant.
Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Nancy Gibbons. Rochester. Her husband Tony Whitledge, died Dec. 11, 1980.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Shady Grove Cemetery, Poole, KY. There will be no visitation. Barrett-Strother Funeral Home, Madisonville, is in charge of arrangements.

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James W. Mow

Services were conducted Nov. 29 in Lake Worth, Fla., for James W. Mow, 70, former Richland Center, Culver, and South Bend resident who died Nov. 27 in Lake Worth.
Mr. Mow was born July 28, 1905, the son of Charlie and Clara Harpster Mow. He was a retired employee of the Studebaker Corporation and had resided in Lake Worth 11 years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Berniece H. Claunch; three daughters, Nancy S. Gibbons, Rochester; Shirley J. Dusek, North Judson, and Phyllis C. Mow, Lake Worth, Fla.; two sons, James L., South Bend, and Arthur D., Cape Coral, Fla., one sister, Helen H. Whitledge, North Brook, Ill.

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BERNIECE MOW

Berniece Helen Mow, Oakwood Apartments, died today at 6:35 a.m. in her residence. She had been in failing health two months.
She was born Aug. 24, 1908 in South Bend to Frederick and Henrietta Meisel Claunch. She had lived southeast of Culver and in the Richland Center community before moving from Lake Worth, Fla. to Rochester five years ago. She was married Aug. 23, 1926 in South Bend to James W. Mow, who died in 1975.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Gibbons, Rochester, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Dusek, North Judson, and Miss Phyllis Mow, Lake Worth, Fla.; two sons, James L. Mow, South Bend and Arthur D. Mow, Cape Coral, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 21 Great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Schrader, Mishawaka. A brother, Kenneth Claunch preceded in death.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

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"AULT"

"Funeral servives for Norman W. "Tiny" Ault, 31, 314 Cherry Street, Argos, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, by the Rev. Harry Claybaugh of Argos, a retired minister. Interment will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.
Ault was killed in a truck accident one mile north of Alexandria early Thursday morning when the vehicle crashed through a construction barricade on Indiana highway 9.
The Madison county coroner said Ault was crushed between the the trailer and bridge abutment and died instantly. Alexandria fireman were called to the scene when the cab of the semi burst into flames. They fought the blaze for Two hours before they could remove the body.
He was born June 15, 1920, in Culver to Herman and Rose Ann Cromley Ault. Coming from Culver he had resided in Argos several years.
Surviving with the widow, the former Lucille Fay Slater, are five children, Frederic Allen and Rosemary Fay, both at home, and Danny, John and Roberta, all of Plymouth; his mother, Mrs. Rose Ault of Argos; four..."
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" July 26, 1952: J.G."Red" O'DELL DIES AT WOODLAWN
A serious illness of six months duration ended in death at noon Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital for John G. O'Dell, 67, of RFD 3, Argos, where he had resided for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Church in Richland Township, with the Rev. Myron M. Kottke, officiating. Burial will be in South Germany Cemetery.
The deceased, a veteran of World War I, had engaged in farming until about two years ago, when he found employment at the Kingsbury Ordance Plant until failing health forced his retirement. He was a member of the LeRoy C. Shelton Post, American Legion.
Born July 29, 1894, in Kentucky, he was the son of W.F. and Virginia PHELPS O'DELL. His marriage was in 1919 to Sarah Marshall who survives.
Also surviving are two sons: Robert Arthur and Gilbert Leroy of here; five brothers and four sisters: Lacy, Nowata, Okla.; Samuel H., Springfield, Ohio; Thomas L., Plymouth; Isaac M., Nowata, Okla.; Hubert, Sidney, IN; Mrs. Russell Warren, Nowata; Mrs. Virgil Gilchrist, Jeffersonville, IN; Mrs. Lester Houston, South Bend; Mrs. Walter Williams, Plymouth.
The body rests at the Foster Funeral Home, to be removed to the church for the service Tuesday".

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"SARAH L. O'DELL
Sarah Louise O'Dell, 88, formerly of Fulton County died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana Veteran's Home, Lafayette, where she had lived for several years.
She was born Aug. 31, 1900 in Rochester to George and Lydia O'Blenis Marshall. Her husband, John Gilbert O'Dell, died in 1952.
Surviving are a son, Gilbert, Plymouth; two grandchildren Miss Suzanne Marie O'Dell, Plymouth; and Douglas Bryan O'Dell, Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Arthur.
Graveside services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the South Germany Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, was in charge of the arrangements."

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Charlie Cecil Mow was the youngest son of Adam H. and Harriet Mow. He was born August 8, 1872 in Fulton County near Richland Center, Indiana and died Wednesday, November 22, 1916 aged 44 years, three months and 14 days. He was sick over a year with anemia and confined to his bed for just ten weeks preceding his death. He married Clara F. Harpster Sept. 30, 1896. With the exception of about five years, he spent his married life on the farm of the Harpster homestead where he died. He leaves his wife, sons, Samuel D., Walter A., and James W., daughters, Helen I., Alice R., and Harriet E. A son Loring A. and a daughter Naomi D. preceded ,dying in infancy. He also leaves four brothers, Samuel J., of Cornelius, Ore., David B., Marion L. and Grant of the immediate vicinity, two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Lawson of Batavia, Arkansas and Mrs. Sattie Weir of the neighborhood. He was converted to God's ways 12 years ago during the pastorate of Rev. J.K. Wajant. He has belonged to the National Horse Thief Detective Association of Fulton County for several years. Funeral services were held from M.E. Church at Richland Center Saturday morning, Nov. 25, at 10:30, with the Rev. H.D. Dick of Argos officiating. Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery at the same place.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Mow Pletcher, 71, who died Thursday at the Clear Lake Resthaven, Buchanan, Mich., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richland Center Methodist Church.
The Rev. Harley Davis, Fort Wayne, assisted by the Rev. Edith Bruner, will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, until time for the services.
Ill seven weeks, she was born June 26, 1879 in Topeka, Kansas, living in Richland Township here for many years. Her parents were Samuel and Eliza Harpster and her first marriage was to Charles Mow. Later, she married John Pletcher.
A member of the Richland Center Methodist Church, she is survived by: three sons, Dewey Mow, North Manchester; Walter and James Mow, South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Whiteledge, Mrs. Alice Peters and Mrs. Harriet Polifka, all of Chicago; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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