Family Obituaries of Judy Matlock
Marion Chronicle Wednesday, June 23, 1869
On June 19, 1869 at the Spencer House by Andrew Diltz Esq., Mr. William L. Sanger of Huntington County and Miss Josephine Gardener of Grant County.
Marion Chronicle Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1869
On the 16th of September 1869, at the store room of Neal & Lenox, in Marion by Andrew Diltz, Esq. Miss Nancy Gardner to James M. Sangers of Van Buren township.
Marion Daily Leader May 4, 1907
Mrs. Nancy Jane Beck of Near Van Buren Dies of Burns Sustained While Making Garden
Built Fire to Burn Trash and Flames Leaping Out Caught Her Garments Causing Death
Mrs. Nancy Jane Beck, a resident of Grant county, but living near the Huntington county line and well known all over the two counties was burned to death in the most horrible manner Thursday afternoon.
The aged woman had built a fire in the garden to burn trash and while working near the blaze her clothing caught and she received fatal injuries before assistance could reach her. The burns were so deep her flesh was charred and she was forced to suffer the worst pains for twelve hours before death came to her relief.
Mrs. Beck was sixty years old and lived alone one mile south of Milo. Her husband died a number of years ago, but she remained on the homestead making garden and doing such light chores as she could in her old age. The farm was looked after by the son, David Beck, who lives near the mother's home.
The pretty May day induced the aged woman to go into her garden and prepare for planting a few seeds. She had raked the garden and the trash had been piled for its destruction by fire. Setting fire to the refuse she little thought that she was making a death trap for herself instead of preparing for her summer's happiness.
The fire struck out and reached the aged woman's garment. In a flash it covered her body and she realized her condition. She ran to a well where there was a tub of water and she plunged in but the flames refused to let loose of her garments. She called loudly for help and her two grandsons saw the flames surrounding the struggling form. The two boys are ten and fourteen years of age and are sons of David Beck. They were working in the fields about an eighth of a mile distant but they hurried as fast as they could to the suffering woman.
They fought the flames as hard as they could and in a short time the fiery demon was forced to relax his jaws from the struggling mass of charred human flesh. The grandmother was carried into the house and Dr. C.S. Black and Dr. C.H. Good of Warren were called to the home, but their assistance could only extend to the relief of making the last moments of the woman as easy as possible. They applied lotions and in a short time Mrs. Beck became easy. Her burns were so deep, however her suffering could not be stopped until death came twelve hours later. She died Friday morning at 2:30.
The clothing of the woman was literally burned from her body. Nearly every portion of her body was burned severely and several places the flames had eaten the flesh until it was charred. The right arm, the right breast and her face escaped burns, but her right hand was badly charred which showed what desperation the woman fought for her life. Her face as uninjured and friends will be able to see the good woman's smile in death.
Mrs. Beck was familiarly known throughout the community in which she lived as a woman who had given her life to her children. She leaves two sons, David Beck, living near her home and AS Beck living in this county and near Warren. Before her marriage her name was Cloud. She had been a native of the community where she died and although she took little part in public affairs she was well known and had many friends.
She is survived by three children, one of whom lives in Michigan. Though plans for the funeral have not been entirely completed, it is thought the services will be held from the late residence Sunday afternoon, interment to be at the Corey cemetery.
Aged Woman Burned to Death
Clothing Caught Fire From Garden Bonfire
Mrs. Nancy Jane Beck, a resident of Grant county, living near the Huntington county line is dead as the result of injuries sustained by reason of her clothes catching fire. The aged woman had built a fire in the garden to burn trash and while working near the blaze her clothing caught and she received fatal injuries before assistance reached her. The burns were so deep that her flesh was charred but she was forced to suffer twelve hours before death came to her relief.
Mrs. Beck was sixty years old and lived alone one mile south of Milo. While setting fire to a pile of trash in her garden her clothing caught fire. She ran to a well where there was a tub of water and she plunged in. She called loudly for help and her grandsons, ten and fourteen years of age, working in the fields about an eighth of a mile distant, hurried as fast as they could to the aid of the suffering woman.
She was carried into her home and Dr. S.C. Black and Dr. C.H. Good of Warren were summoned, but they pronounced her beyond relief. The clothing of the woman was literally burned from her body. Nearly every portion of her body was burned severely and several places the flames had eaten the flesh until it was charred. The right arm, the right breast and the face escaped burns but her right hand was badly charred which showed with what desperation the woman fought for her life.
Mrs. Beck leaves two sons, David Beck, living near her home and Ab Beck, living in Huntington county and near Warren.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Corey cemetery.
Burned to Death
A very sad and fatal circumstance befell Mrs. Nancy J. Beck Thursday evening. Mrs. Beck was in her garden raking and burning trash. The fire caught her clothing and she was so badly burned that she died about one o'clock Friday morning. Mrs. Beck was alone at the time her clothes caught fire and could not get help until too late. Mrs. Beck was a widow and resided near No. 1 school house in Van Buren township. Her age is about 60 years. Funeral will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Corey cemetery.
Marion News-Tribune Thursday April 6, 1910
Driving to town in a buggy after assisting in loading a ton of hay, John Manning, Sr., a well known citizen and veteran of the civil war, was seriously and perhaps fatally injured when a team of mules attached to the hay wagon broke loose and dashed into the rear of the buggy occupied by Mr. Manning and Bailey Payne, who escaped injury by jumping from the rig. The accident occurred on the Madison-Grant Co. Line, south of town, Tuesday morning, near the home of the late Carson Payne. The mules dragging the tongue of the hay wagon followed the buggy when it turned to the side of the pike to allow them to pass, knocked Mr. Manning from the seat and inflicted injuries from which it is feared he cannot recover. An examination by a physician who was summoned from this city revealed that he had suffered a number of broken ribs on the left side, a part of which had punctured the left lung, and a fracture of the right shoulder blade. It is feared that he was also internally injured. He was brought home in an ambulance and is in a serious condition and grave dears being entertained for his recovery.
The mules were driven by a son on Lon Payne, a well known farmer living south of town, and became unmanageable when the double tree broken, allowing the tongue to slip from its place.
Fairmount Paper April,1910
John Manning Sr., 74, is dead at his home near the Fairmount Academy, as the result of injuries sustained last Monday morning in a runaway accident on the county line south of town, which were regarded as fatal by the attending physician from the first. The end came this morning at 8 o'clock.
The deceased had an almost statewide acquaintance among the members of the Weslyan Methodist church, who annually journeyed to this city to attend the state conference and camp meeting of the denomination. For years Mr. Manning has been operating a bus and baggage line from the interurban line to the camp grounds of the association west of town and in this way came to know personally all of the leading men of the faith from different parts of the commonwealth. He was a veteran of the civil war, a prominent member of the Wesleyan church and well liked by all who knew him. In addition to a wife, he leaves one son, John Manning, Jr. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday morning at 11 o'clock from the Fairmount Wesleyan Methodist Church, with Rev. W.D. Baker, the pastor in charge.
Marion Daily Chronicle Wednesday January 22, 1913
The funeral of James Cloud was held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence at Van Buren; and interment was made in the Corey cemetery east of town. Mr. Cloud died Sunday after an illness of several days with bronchial pneumonia. He was almost 82 years of age and is survived by one son, John William Cloud. His wife died several years ago. He was a retired farmer and was well known in Grant and Huntington counties.
Van Buren News-Eagle Friday January 24, 1913
Aged Citizen Passes Away
James Cloud was born in Tippecanoe Co., Ind., Feb. 18, 1831 and died January 19, 1913, aged 81 years, 11 months and 1 day.
At the time of his death he was residing with his only son J.W. Cloud, in this city. He was married to Elizabeth J. Slusher March 1, 1855. To this union one son was born. He was a faithful member of the Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, a good father and a kind neighbor. He left to mourn his loss one son, one sister, two brothers, three grandchildren, one great-grandson and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held at residence Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Lyons of Lafontaine, with interment in Corey Cemetery.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday December 23, 1915
Margaret Crawford, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Cloud, was born in Rush Co., Ind. Feb. 28, 1838 and departed this life Dec. 17, 1915 aged 77 years, 9 months and 19 days.
She was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Henry Crawford, April 28, 1870. To this union there was born a son, John W., and a daughter, Sarah C. The husband and daughter have gone across that river where no sorrow is known. She leaves a son, two brothers and three grandchildren to mourn their loss.
She united with the M.E. Church and lived a devoted member of the same until the time of her demise. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, in which she took a prominent part as long as she could attend their meetings. She was a patient sufferer and was willing and waiting for her master's call to that beautiful home across that beautiful river where no sorrow or pain is known.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 19, conducted by Rev. J.O. Campbell. Internment in the Van Buren cemetery.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday March 15, 1917
Elbridge Cloud Died
Elbridge Cloud, son of Mr. And Mrs. John Cloud died Monday afternoon following a prolonged illness of TB. Funeral services were held today. Deceased was 23 years old and lived in Van Buren most of his life.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday March 22, 1917
Elbridge, son of J.W. and Mary L. Cloud was born in Van Buren twp. Sept. 22, 1888 died March 12, 1917 age 28 years. He was born on his father's farm later they moved to Van Buren. He entered school at District 1 and spent later years at the school until he completed the common school course. He graduated 1904 and in Sept. he entered Van Buren high school, completing 4 years graduating in 1908. Later he entered Marion Business College, had to quit because of ill health. He leaves a father and mother, one brother Roy, and one sister, Mrs. Milton Camblin of Van Buren.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday September 5, 1918
Corey C. Cloud, son of Ethan J. Cloud and Lucy F. was born June 4, 1894 and died August 30, 1918 age 24.
He married Mae Banter on August 14, 1915 and was blessed with one son Paul Dale. His church affections were for the U.B. in Christ, and he always loved to go to church and Sunday School and was present when permitted. He showed a deep love for his classmates, was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a king and loving son, a good neighbor and was always making friends wherever he went.
He leaves to mourn a wife, one son, a father and mother, one brother, 3 sisters and many other relatives and friends. One brother and sister preceded him.
Funeral services were held at the home of his parents on west main, Van Buren Tuesday morning conducted by Rev. E.O. Brown. Interment in Red Mans Cemetery at Warren.
Marion Daily Chronicle Wednesday March 5, 1919
Mrs. Dan Snyder
Mrs. Dan Snyder died at her home west of town Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Church of Christ, with Rev. Scifers in charge, and internment at Asbury Chapel.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday February 2, 1922
Death of Infant
The infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Shideler, formerly of Otterbein, but now of Conneautt, Ohio, was born and died Wednesday, January 25, and was sent to Warren Friday for burial. Short services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Van Camp in Warren, with burial at the Woodlawn cemetery. The mother will be remembered as Miss Opal Ruble.
Marion Leader-Tribune Thursday April 22, 1926
Mrs. Grace Ruble
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Thelma Ruble, 19, who died early Wednesday morning at the Grant County Hospital will be held at the Nelson St. Wesleyn Church, at 10 o'clock Friday morning with Rev. L.O. Spitler in charge. Burial will be at the IOOF cemetery. She is survived by the Husband, Jesse; her father, five sisters and two brothers.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday June 21, 1928
Accident is Fatal to Sam Cloud
Infection to Hand Following Injury Received in Cranking Machine
Funeral Held Yesterday
Deceased had Lived Practically All of Useful Life in Community where He was Born
Deep regret has been expressed over the death of Samuel Cloud, which occurred Sunday afternoon, after an illness of 3 weeks, of blood poisoning caused by an accident in which his hand was badly injured while cranking an automobile.
Funeral services were held at the Van Buren M.E. Church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. John T. Bridwell, who read the following obituary:
Samuel Cloud, the son of David and Nancy Cloud, was born in Grant Co., Ind., January 31, 1864 and entered into life eternal June 17, 1928, at the age of 64 years, 4 months, 17 days.
With the exception of a short period spent in the west all of his life has been spent in Grant Co. within a short distance of his birthplace. His occupation has been farming although during the productive period of the oil boom he spent 11 years in that business. The writer, and no doubt many of those who are gathered to pay tribute to his memory, have enjoyed the hospitality of brother and sister Cloud in their pleasant farm home near Van Buren. No man in the community was better known and more universally respected and loved. He was of that type of citizenship that forms the bedrock of our institutions in this country, a splendid neighbor and a loyal and devoted friend.
He had belonged to Van Buren Lodge, F. & A.M., for a number of years. Many members of the order joins with us in mourning his leave taking this afternoon.
About 7 years ago, during the 1st evangelistic meeting held by the Central Church of Christ, after the basement of their new building had been made ready for occupancy, brother and sister Cloud obeyed the Gospel and were baptized by Rev. A.L. Martin, then pastor of the church. Brother Cloud took his religious experience like he did everything else in life, very seriously, and was very loyal to his church and tried to live according to the will of his maker. They were both faithful workers in the church, as the writer can very happily testify; and gladly subordinated their own convenience to its interests.
Sister Cloud was formerly Miss Clara B. Conwell, to whom he was united in marriage on March 11, 1894. They have lived together for more than 34 years, sharing the joys and sorrows of life in a beautiful companionship, and sister Cloud has the tender sympathy of a multitude of friends, which has grown with the years, and is now come to weep with her in her great bereavement.
Besides his sorrowing wife, he leaves to mourn his leave-taking one sister Mrs. Emma Cloud Foreman, of near Buckeye, and 1 brother, J. Silas Cloud of White Co., Ind. And 2 half brothers, Isaiah and Silas Cloud, of Kokomo. His own mother died when he was about 3 years old, but his step-mother, who bore the responsibilities of this sacred relationship still survives and makes her home with her 2 sons in Kokomo.
His upright life and Christian faith were such that our tears are not for him. Our affliction was necessary for his eternal gain. He wants for anxious solicitude for the coming of the loved companion and his host of friends.
"Oh how sweet it will be, in that beautiful land, so free from all sorrow and pain, with songs on our lips and with harps in our hands to meet one another again."
? Tuesday June 19, 1928
Funeral services for Samuel Cloud, sixty-four years old, who died Sunday afternoon at his home four miles southwest of Warren, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Van Buren with the Rev. John Bricknell in charge.
Mr. Cloud was a well known farmer. Death was caused by blood poisoning which started in his arm as the result of an injury suffered May 28. His hand was injured in cranking an automobile and never healed properly.
Surviving are the widow; three brothers, Silas Cloud, of Kokomo; Jesse Cloud, of Francisville, Ind.; Isaiah Cloud of Kokomo; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Foreman, of Keystone, Ind. There are no children living.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday December 7, 1933
Walter J. Cloud died in Jackson Twp.
Walter J. Cloud, 37, died at 4:05 Monday at the home of his father Silas Cloud, Jackson twp. Wells Co. following an illness of 10 days.
Born in Jackson twp. May 10, 1896 to Silas and Ellen Chenowith Cloud, he was a lifelong resident of Wells Co. He never married. His mother died June 22, 1930.
Surviving besides the father are y brothers and sisters: Mrs. Clara M. Ramsey, Mrs. Mary Alice James, Clarence, Elton and Dexter all of Jackson twp., Orville Cloud, Kansas City, Mo. And Everett Cloud, Summer, Ill. He was a member of McNatts Union Chapel Church.
Funeral services were held at Union Chapel of McNatts. Burial at Jones Cemetery.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday August 19, 1937
Last Rites John Cloud Held Here
Former Resident Died at Home of Daughter In Rochester, Ind.
John W. Cloud, former Van Buren resident, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.L. Camblin, in Rochester, at noon Sunday following a short illness. Mr. Cloud, for a number of years, had a heart ailment, and this was the immediate cause of his death.
John Cloud was well and favorably known throughout this section. As a clerk in local stores some years ago he made many acquaintances. And his fairness and honesty, coupled with courtesy and efficiency, made him many friends
John W. Cloud was the son of James and Elizabeth Cloud. He was born in Wells Co. Ind. Dec. 9, 1857. At an early age he moved with his family to a farm near Van Buren. He moved to Van Buren in 1910, where he resided until August 1934, when he and Mrs. Cloud went to live with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Milton Camblin.
He was united in marriage with Mary L. Duckwall Aug. 27, 1885. To this union 4 children were born; 2 sons, Elbridge who died March 12, 1917, and Clarence who died in infancy, preceded him in death. Survivors are the widow, Mary L. Cloud, Rochester; Leroy Cloud, of Little Rock, Ark; Mrs. Camblin, of Rochester; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cloud united with the Central Church of Christ in Van Buren on March 6, 1921, and remained faithful to its vows until death took him to the church triumphant on August 15, 1937, at age of 79 years, 8 months and 6 days.
Short funeral services were held at the Central Church of Christ at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, in charge of the pastor Rev. Harper McCune. Internment was in the van Buren cemetery.
Marion Chronicle Wednesday, July 5, 1939
Hold Infant's Rites
Private funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George Cloud, 1331 W. 1st St., were held at 3 p.m. today at the home.
Burial was in the IOOF cemetery. The infant died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home.
Van Buren News-Eagle Thursday February 29, 1940
Lucy F., daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Duckwall James, was born July 26, 1874 in Wells Co. and died February 25, 1940, age 65.
She married on February 8, 1893 to Ethan J. Cloud. To this union 8 children were born. Surviving children are Mrs. Nora Riggs, Cary Cloud of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Josie Hullinger, Miss Dolly Cloud at home, James Cloud of Huntington Co. The following children are dead, Corey, Dora and Joseph. Her husband departed November 19, 1918. Five brothers mourn the loss, A.B. James, Alpheus James, Alva James, John and Frank James. Funeral services were at Church of Christ of Van Buren and burial at Red Man's cemetery at Warren.
Marion Leader-Tribune May 31, 1945
Funeral Rites Planned for Cloud Infant Today
George Frederick Cloud, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. George Cloud, 116 Western Ave., died in Marion General Hospital at 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Surviving are the parents, one brother John Wayne, 2 sisters Bonnie Sue and Carole Ann.
Private services will be held at 10 a.m. today at 805 S. Adams St. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery. (Needham & Son)
Marion Chronicle September 3, 1946
Plan Services For Mrs. Beck
Van Buren, Ind., Sept. 3—Arrangements have been completed for funeral rites for Mrs. Harriett B. Beck, sixty-five, wife of Adam Beck, for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist church. She died at 11 p.m. Sunday at her home in Milo after an illness of 11 months.
Rev. J. F. Sexton, pastor, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Van Buren cemetery.
A resident of Van Buren for more than 45 years, Mrs. Beck was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Forsythe.
Survivors include the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Lela Herring and Mrs. Rena Nash, both of Warren; Mrs. Donna Parson and Mrs. Beatrice Smith, both of Marion; two sons, Harold and Leroy, both of Van Buren; five sisters, Mrs. Dora Beatty, Sapulpa, Okla., Mrs. Eda Elsea and Mrs. Ella Dewalt, both of Marion; Mrs. Bessie Bragg, Converse, and Mrs. Maude Chappell, Michigan, and two brothers, Irvin and Lewis Forsythe, both of Illinois.
Harriett B. Beck Services Planned
Van Buren, Sept. 3.—Funeral services for Mrs. Harriett B. Beck, 65, who died late Sunday at her home, Milo, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Van Buren Methodist Church.
Rev. J.F. Sexton, pastor, will be in charge of services and burial will be in Van Buren cemetery.
Survivors include the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Lela Herring and Mrs. Rena Nash, both of Warren; Mrs. Donna Parson and Mrs. Beatrice Smith, both of Marion; two sons, Harold and Leroy, both of Van Buren; five sisters, Mrs. Dora Beatty, Sapulpa, Okla., Mrs. Eda Elsea and Mrs. Ella Dewalt, both of Marion; Mrs. Bessie Bragg, Converse, and Mrs. Maude Chappell, Michigan, and two brothers, Irvin and Lewis Forsythe, both of Illinois.
Marion, Indiana, Chronicle June 27, 1960
Deaths and Funeral Services
Fairmount (Special) - John Manning, 66, R. 2, Fairmount, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at the Bluffton Clinic where he had been a patient two days. He had been ill two years.
A resident of Grant County and the Fairmount area for many years, Mr. Manning was a retired farmer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 415 S. Main St., with the Rev. Xen Harvey, pastor of the Fairmount Friends Church, officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Surviving are the widow, Varena; two sons, John Manning Jr., R. 5, Marion, and Raymond, R. 8, Huntington; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune October 9, 1960
Mrs. Etta Shelley
Mrs. Etta Shelley, 86, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in the home of Mrs. Mattie Christopher at 1721 W. First St. where she lived for the past 11 years.
Mrs. Shelley had been bedfast since February. She was born at Hartford City and had been a resident of Marion for the past 50 years.
Survivors include two sons, Clarence E. Beck, Marion VA Hospital, and Arthur Beck, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Sparrow, Warren; 15 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at 814 S. Adams St., with the Rev. Ora Simmons, in charge. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County.
Friends may call after noon today.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune January 1969
Warren—Adam Beck, 88, a native of Huntington County, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a son, Leroy Beck, Rt. 1, Van Buren. He had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill one week.
Mr. Beck had resided in Grant County most of his life and was a retired farmer. His wife, Harriett, died in 1946.
One of Mr. Beck's daughters, Mrs. Norval (Lela) Herring, Rt. 3, Warren, died unexpectedly at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at Wells County Hospital after she suffered a stroke.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Rena) Nash, Warren; Mrs. Lester (Beatrice) Smith, Rt. 3, Warren, and Mrs. Dennis (Ladonna) Parson, Marion; a son, Harold Beck, Rt. 3, Warren; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the H. Brown and Son Funeral Home, Warren, with the Rev. John Parks of Van Buren officiating. Burial will be in the Van Buren Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune 1969
Warren—Lela N. Herring, 66, Rt. 3, Warren, died unexpectedly at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at the Wells County Hospital in Bluffton after suffering a stroke.
She was born in Huntington County and had lived there her entire life. She was a member of the Old Friends Church near Milo.
Her father, Adam Beck, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday after a long illness.
Mrs. Herring is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Rena) Nash, Warren; Mrs. Lester (Beatrice) Smith, Rt. 3, Warren, and Mrs. Dennis (Ladonna) Parson, Marion, and two brothers, Leroy Beck, Rt. 1, Van Buren, and Harold Beck, Rt. 3, Warren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the H. Brown and Son Funeral Home, Warren. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren. Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune December 27, 1969
Mrs. Olive Sanders, 91, a former resident of 1721 W. First St., died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Marion General Hospital. She was in failing health for several years.
Mrs. Sanders was a native of Huntington County and she lived in Marion for 50 years. She was a member of the Warren Church of Christ. She was the widow of Irving Sanders.
Survivors include two sons, Clyde Sanders, Wabash, and Roy Sanders, Gas City; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Smith, Marion, 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Needham & Son Funeral Home, 814 S. Adams St. The Rev. Gene Goff will officiate. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Wednesday, June 2, 1971
Vera L. Cloud
Vera L. Cloud, 71, Nashville, Indiana, a former resident of Van Buren, died Thursday in the Bartholomew County Hospital at Columbus. She was the wife of Cary Cloud, a prominent artist in Brown County.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Bond Funeral Home, Nashville. Burial was in Brown County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Monday June 21, 1971
Hartford City—Allison C. Ruble, 76, died at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at the Blackford Co. Hospital. He had been in the hospital since June 6.
Survivors include the widow, Mary Ethel, Hartford City; one daughter, Mrs. Helen DuJardin, Portland; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Floyd Rees, Hartford City; 4 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City, with the Rev. Maurice Miller officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune June 1971
Candlelight ceremony held at Murphy-Parson wedding
A candlelight wedding ceremony was performed for Miss Denise Darnel Parson and David Lynn Murphy Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Elam officiated.
Parents of the couple are Mr. And Mrs. Dennis Parson, 1006 E. 32nd St., and Mr. And Mrs. George Murphy, Jonesboro.
The bride choose a bouffant wedding gown of Chantilly lace and silk organza. Her lace mantilla was attached at a forward headpiece of lace petals. She carried a cascade of red Sweetheart roses.
Miss Denise Pence was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Barbara Good and Mrs. Debbie Fores. They wore gowns of blue lace with matching headpieces. Each carried a single long-stemmed red rose and a blue candle.
Wende Karringer, Gas City, was flower girl. The rings were carried by Troy Surface, Kokomo.
Larry Foy, North Webster was best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Parson, and Michael Murphy, brothers of the couple.
Ushers and candlelighters were Jimmy Leffler, and David Blackburn.
A reception was held in the social rooms of the church.
The bride graduated from Marion High School. The bridegroom, a graduate of Mississinewa High School, is a corporal in the Marine Corp., stationed at El Toro, Calif.
Parents of the bridegroom were hosts at a rehearsal luncheon Saturday at the gateway Smorgasbord.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Sunday, March 13, 1977
Van R. Cloud
Venice Fla. - Van R. Cloud, 72, Nokomis, Fla., died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday at a Venice, Fla. Nursing home.
Mr. Cloud was a construction carpenter who had lived in Florida since 1969. He had formerly lived in Grant County.
Surviving is a brother, Marshall Cloud, Milburn, Fla.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 W. High St., Hartford City, with the Rev. E.R. Mitchell in charge. Burial will be in Van Buren Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune April 1977
Norval M. Herring
Warren—Norval M. Herring, 71, Warren, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday in the Caylor-Nickel Clinic Hospital, Bluffton.
A native of Wells County, he was a retired employee of the United Methodist Memorial Home, Warren.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Herring, Warren; two daughters, Mrs. Francis (Norine) Fuller, Warren, and Mrs. David (Regina) Coulter, Bluffton; five brothers, Homer, Upland, Wilsie, Hartford City, and Kenneth, Jim and Clyde, all of Marion; five sisters, Mrs. Ora (Mabel) Moriarity, Warren, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Long, Mrs. Blanche Smith, and Mrs. John (Grace) Cole, all of Van Buren, and Mrs. Nora Powell, Marion, and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the H. Brown and Son Funeral Home, Warren. The Rev. Ronald Herring will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune December 1977
Paula Diane Beck
Warren—Paula Diana Beck, 30, Van Buren, Rt. 1, was found dead Saturday afternoon by her husband in her home. An autopsy has been performed, but results are not back yet.
Beck was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church, Wabash. She had lived in Huntington County for five years.
Survivors include her husband, Max E.; two sons, Scott Beck and Eric Beck, both at home; and her mother, Ester Alexander, Wabash.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the H. Brown and Son Funeral Home, Warren, with the Rev. David Stokes in charge. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Van Buren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Thursday, April 13, 1978
Maybelle H. Cloud
Mrs. Maybelle H. Cloud, 85, died Tuesday in her home in Denver, N.C. Mrs. Cloud formerly lived in the Van Buren area.
She is survived by a son, Leroy Edward Cloud Jr., Denver, N.C.; a stepson Earl Cloud, Rochester; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Van Buren Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Brodbeck officiating.
The Ferguson Funeral Home, Van Buren, is in charge of arrangements. April 11, 1978 DOD
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Thursday January 11, 1979
James Riley Ruble Sr.
Van Buren—James R. Ruble Sr., 77, 308 S. Third St., Van Buren, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Marion General Hospital. He had been ill for 4 ½ years.
Mr. Ruble was retired from Active Products, Marion, where he was a tool & die maker. He was a life resident of the Van Buren United Methodist Church, Van Buren Masonic Lodge 711, and the Scottish Rite.
Survivors include his wife, Ivah M.; a son, James R. Jr., Van Buren; 5 brothers, Raymond, Bradenton, Fla.; Dale, Poneto, Dean, Lansing, Mich., and Don and Alford, both of Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Blanch Riley, Marion and Mrs. Josephine Pressler, Huntington; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ferguson Funeral Home, Van Buren, with Rev. John Chambers officiating. Burial will be in the Van Buren Cemetery. Friends may call after 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be at 9 p.m. today.
Marion Chronicle July 8, 1979
Jennie M. Cloud
Jennie M. Cloud, 92, a resident of the Wesleyan Nursing Home, Marion, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Cloud was born in Huntington County and had been a resident of Grant County most of her life.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Craft, Marion, Mrs. Wanetta Snyder, Gas City, and Mrs. Ralph (Wynona) Ewing, West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, J.W. Cloud, Bloomington, and George Cloud, Hartford City, 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Needham and Son Funeral Home, 814 S. Adams St., Marion, with the Rev. Wendall Lee Emerson officiating. Burial will be in the Red Men Cemetery, Warren.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune August 1979
Clarence E. Beck, 83, a resident of the Marion VA Medical Center for 56 years, died at 12:25 a.m. Thursday at the Medical Center.
Mr. Beck was born in Warren. He was an Army veteran of World War I, and a member of the American Legion Post at the Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Don (Woneta) Every, Eden; a brother, Arthur, Fort Wayne; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield, with the Rev. Orval Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Aug. 23, 1979
Marion Chronicle-tribune Late 70's or early 80's
Martha Ellen Beck
William Earl Beck
Wilberta D. Beck
Martha May Beck
Landess—Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ellen Beck, 56, 4102 N. 600 E., Landess, and her three children, William Earl Beck, 23, Wilberta Dalene Beck, 21, and Martha May Beck, 18, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Landess Christian Church.
The Rev. William Jones will officiate, and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Marion.
Mrs. Beck and her children died Friday morning in a fire at their home. Her mother, Mrs. Ida May George, also died in the fire.
Born in Rush County, Mrs. Beck had lived in the Landess area most of her life. She was a member of the Landess Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, William; a brother, James George, Spiceland, and a sister, Mrs. Roland (Edna) Wilson, Gwynneville.
The three Beck children were graduates of Eastbrook High School and members of the Landess Christian Church. They were employed at their father's appliance repair shop in Landess.
In addition to their father, they are survived by a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Vinnie Beck, Landess.
Friends may call at the church from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral arrangements were made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, Van Buren.
Patricia Jean Cheek and Dale Leroy Beck were married June 23 in the Van Buren United Methodist Church.
The Rev. John Chambers officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Harold (Jean) Cheek, Waterford, Mich. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. And Mrs. Leroy E. (Thelma) Beck, 3627 E. 700 N., Van Buren.
Sandy Garten, Waterford, Mich., was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride's sisters, Deborah Cheek, Las Vegas, Nev., and Karen Cheek, Waterford, Mich.; and Delcia Fulkerson, Waterford, Mich.
Chris Duckwall, Van Buren, was the best man. Groomsmen were John Shields, Tim Brodbeck, and George Westfall, all of Van Buren.
Guests were seated by Mike Pence, Marion, and James McMillan, Swayzee.
After a church reception, the couple took a wedding trip to Fort Wayne.
The bride is a graduate of Tempe High School, Tempe, Ariz. She works at RCA Corp., Marion. The bridegroom is a graduate of Eastbrook High School. He is an employee of Peerless Machine and Tool Corp., Marion.
The couple's new home is at 1046 W. 1200 S., Van Buren.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune November 1980
Ernest W. Brinkman
Fairmount—Ernest W. Brinkman, 69, 811 W. Prairie Trace, Fairmount, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday in the Marion VA Medical Center. He had been in failing health for one year.
Mr. Brinkman, a native of Fort Wayne, had lived in the Fairmount area since 1957. He was a retired employee of the Marion Fisher Body plant. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, the Fairmount American Legion Post, Fisher Body Sympathy Club, and Local 977 of the United Auto Workers union. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Olive; a son, Jim, Fairmount; one daughter, Judy Brinkman, Fairmount; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Stritmatter, Holiday, Fla., and one brother, George, Fort Wayne.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, with the Rev. E.H. Eckstein in charge. Burial will be in the Grant Memorial Park cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and prior to service Monday, at the funeral home.
Nov. 7, 1980
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Monday December 20, 1982
Ivah M. Ruble
Van Buren—Ivah Mae Ruble, 79, 308 S. Third St., Van Buren, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Wesleyan Nursing Home, Marion.
A lifetime resident of Van Buren, she was a member of the Van Buren United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, James, Van Buren; 1 sister, Mrs. Edith Blaugher, Salem; 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Van Buren, with the Rev. Gary Stees officiating. Burial will be in the Van Buren Cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Date of Death December 19, 1982
Marion Chronicle-Tribune April 1984
Merrill A. Ruble
Huntington—Merrill A. Ruble, 79, 517 Lincoln Ave., Huntington, died Monday afternoon at his home
Born in Warren, he was a life resident of Huntington County. Mr. Ruble was a machinist for the Lock Steel & Chain Co. Huntington, and retired in 1959. He was a member of the Huntington Church of the Brethren, the Masonic Lodge, and the American Legion, all of Huntington. He was also an Army veteran of World War II.
There are no immediate survivors.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Deal and Robbins Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, with the Rev. David Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington County.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home
Date of Death April 2, 1984
Marion Chronicle-Tribune February 1985
Bernard B. Beck
Warren—Bernard B. Beck, 44, 1607 W. 1100 S., Warren, died Wednesday morning at his home when he was accidentally crushed by a front-end loader.
Mr. Beck was born in Grant County and was a farmer and employed at the Wayne Metal Products Co., Markle.
Huntington County Deputy Coroner Don Irick said Beck died from internal injuries.
Survivors include, his wife, Judith; three daughters, Joy and Sally, both of Markle, and Beth, at home; two stepsons, Brian Kirkpatrick, Huntington, and Scott Kirkpatrick, at home; one stepdaughter, Lisa Kirkpatrick, at home; his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Harold (Mary Ellen) Beck, Markle; and one sister, Mrs. Ronald (Verta Ree) Andes, Columbia City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the H. Brown and Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren, with the Rev. Richard Fredrick officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Van Buren.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Date of Death February 27, 1985
Warren Man Killed By Machine
Warren—A Warren man was killed Wednesday morning when he was crushed by a front-end loader, Huntington County Deputy Coroner Don Irick said.
Bernard B. Beck, 44, 1607 W. 1100 S., Warren, died of internal injuries, Irick said. He ruled the death accidental.
He said Beck was found about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on his farm by his wife Judith. Irick said Beck died between 8:30 and 10 a.m.
Beck was using a front-end loader to move dirt on the property. Irick said Beck apparently leaned over to fix a pin on the bucket of the vehicle. Irick said Beck apparently hit the hydraulic lever that controls the movement of the bucket, bringing the bucket down and pinning Beck between the bucket and the rest of the vehicle.
Marion Chronicle-Tribune November 1985
William W. Beck
Landess—William W. Beck, 65, Landess, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday at Marion General Hospital following a six month illness.
Mr. Beck was self-employed as an appliance repairman and formerly employed at Broyles Electric and Kinner, both in Marion. He was a member of the Landess Christian Church.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Vinnie Beck, Landess; one brother, Herbert Beck, Burnettsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Helen) Moon, Andrews, and Mrs. Esther Westfall and Mrs. John (Avis) Dearing, both of Landess.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Landess Christian Church with the Rev. William Jones and the Rev. Fred Kellogg officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory cemetery, Huntington County.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Van Buren. November 4, 1985
Marion Chronicle-Tribune August 1988
Esther E. Westfall
Esther E. Westfall, 70, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday at Bradner Village Nursing Home, Marion, after an illness of several months.
She was a life resident of Landess, and lived there most of her life before moving into the nursing home. Mrs. Westfall was a housewife and a member of the Landess Christian Church.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Vinnie Beck, Landess, one brother, Herbert Beck, Burnettsville; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Helen) Moon, Andrews, and Mrs. John (Avis) Dearling, Landess; three stepsons, Robert Westfall, Poneto, Kenneth Westfall, Van Buren, and Russell Westfall, Seymour; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lowell (Bonnie) Johnson, Marion, and Mrs. Charles (Joann) Bryant, Jacksonville, Fla.; 19 stepgrandchildren; and 28 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Landess Christian Church with the Rev. Ralph Price officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion.
Friends may call one hour before the funeral service at the church.
Ferguson Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Warren is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Oct. 6, 1917—July 30, 1988
Marion Chronicle-Tribune Saturday September 9, 1995
Olive M. Brinkman
Olive M. Brinkman, 79, 1319 River Drive, Marion, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday in Marion General Hospital.
Mrs. Brinkman was born in Warren. She had lived most of her life in Fairmount. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Fairmount Christian Church, the Bonnett Club, Fairmount War Mothers, Fairmount American Legion Auxiliary and a volunteer at the VA hospital.
Survivors include a son, Jim, Fairmount; a daughter, Judy (Mrs. Huston) Matlock, Arlington, Texas; four sisters, Opal (Mrs. Oscar) Powers, Marion, Omal (Mrs. Virgil) Favory, Fort Wayne, and Betty Sells and Rita (Mrs. Jim) Boyer, both of Auburn; and three brothers, Omer Beck, Fort Wayne, Walter Beck, Belvedere, Ill., and David Beck, Auburn.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, with the Rev. Jack St. John officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park cemetery, Marion.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Aug. 12, 1916-Sept. 8, 1995
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