Grant County Obituaries

The Fairmount News—Thursday—May 20, 1971

Rigdon Ira M. Benedict, 82, Elwood, died Friday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Hiatt of Mishawaka. He had been ill for six weeks. Born June 15, 1888, in Elwood to William and Mary Jane Ressler Benedict, he retired in 1954 from Zimmer Trailer Factory, Elwood. He was married to Lena M. High in 1912. She survives. Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Hiatt and Mrs. Martha Jane Abalona of Fairfield Calif.; a son, Cedric, of Winchester; two sisters, Miss Helen Benedict of Elwood and Mrs. N.R. Hocker of Alexandria; a brother, Louis of Elwood; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in Elwood with the Rev. Ralph Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Elwood City Cemetery. Randal Lee Horine, 10, son of Allen and Beverly (Street) Horine, died at 3 p.m. Friday, at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, from injuries sustained in a motor bike and bicycle accident May 11, at his home Tuesday evening south west of Rigdon. He was born Oct 31, 1960, in Elwood, a student at Duck Creek-Boone School and was a member of the Rigdon Methodist church. Surviving with the parents are one brother, James Allen; two sisters, Lesa Ann and Beth Angela, all at home; the maternal grandfather, Elmer Street, Rigdon; and the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Everett Horine, Rigdon. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 p.m. at Rigdon Methodist church with the Rev. Clayton Horine and the Rev. Richard Borgman officiating. Burial was in the Knox Chapel Cemetery. The Fairmount News—Thursday—May 27, 1971 Mother of rural man buried Sat. in Marion Cemetery Vera H. Sites, 65, 1631 West 10th Street, Marion, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at her home. She had been in ill health for two years. Mrs. Sites had lived in Marion for 15 years, moving there from Green township. She was a retired employee of Anaconda Wire and Cable Company. Survivors include her husband, James; a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Beverly) Malon, Marion; one son, Doyne Sites, RR2, Fairmount; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Broughton, Burnettsville; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Swayzee. The Rev. Avery Miley officiated during the services and burial was in the Grant Memorial Park Cemetery. Father of local Man buried Sat. in Converse Garland E. Williams, 80, Swayzee, died at 3 a.m. Thursday at Marion hospital following a short illness. Mr. Williams was a retired farmer. He was born and lived in to Swayzee recently. He was a member of the Herbst Methodist church. Surviving are the wife, Grace; a daughter, Mrs. Claude (Gurnell) Thraikill, Swayzee; a son, Gerald, RR 2, Fairmount; two grand- children; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Lorene Teague of Gas City. Fun- eral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Swayzee. The Rev. Paul Flowers officiated during the services and burial was in the Converse Cemetery. Rigdon Mrs. Anna Heater, 85, Anderson, died Sunday afternoon at St. John's Hospital. She was a resident of Rigdon and Elwood until six years ago when she moved to Anderson. Born in Rigdon, July 5, 1885, to Nelson and Phoebe Hiatt, she was the widow of Pearl C. Heater who died in 1965. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Margerite Wilhoit of Kokomo; Mrs. Pauline Van Duyn of Anderson; Mrs. Jaunita Workum of Alabama; and Mrs. Bonnie Bowen of Hammond; two step-sons, Alvin Heater of Missouri; and Fermon Heater of Portage; three sisters, Mrs. Iva Main and Mrs. Grace Kilgore, both of Anderson and Mrs. Alva Halford of Kempton; one brother Gerald Hiatt of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in Anderson and burial was in the Knox Chapel Cemetery.

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