Grant County Obituaries
The News-Sun—Wednesday—February 22, 1995
Last week there was an error in the obit of Minnie M. Armstrong.
She was a lady of 97 years, not 87 as listed, and she was so proud of her age that she told everyone she met of her longevity.
Lovie K. Armie
Lovie Kathryn Armie, 75, Elwood, died Feb. 15 at Mercy Hospital in Elwood after a brief illness.
She was born in Macon county, TN and retired in 1971 from R.L. Leeson Dept. Store.
She was the secretary of Main Street Wesleyan church and a member of the Women's Missionary Society of the church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. and Bertha Armie of Garland, Texas; three daughters and son-in-laws, Barbara J. and Quentin Plasterer of Fairmount, Sandy K. and Jerry Mercer of Frankton and Cheryl A. and Danny Cline of Elwood, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Main street Wesleyan church with Rev. Ronald Becker officiating.
Burial was at Elwood City cemetery.
Darrell D. Fuller
Darrell D. Fuller, 43, Chicago, died at 2:14 p.m. Sunday, Feb 12, in Horizon Hospice, Chicago.
Mr. Fuller was born in Marion and had lived in Chicago for the last 20 years. He was a graduate of Marion High School and Chicago School of Physical Therapy.
An ambassador of architecture for Chicago, he was a carpenter.
Survivors include his parents, James and Joyce Fuller, Silver Lake; four brothers, James R. and Kent L., both of Marion; Kevin A., Martinsville, and Tony R., Warsaw.
Six sisters, Karen Sue Love, LaFontaine; Jo Jean Hubbard, South Pasadena, FL; Melody Druck, Fairmount; Joni Brown, Fort Smith, AR; Madelyn Osborn, Fountain Inn, SC, and Bobbi Hiatt, Silver Lake.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 17, in Marion with the Rev. Tom Manasbarger officiating.
Burial was in Gardens of Memory, Huntington county.
Golda M. Moore
Golda M. Burdette Moore, 84, Colonial Oaks, Marion, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the center.
Mrs. Moore was born in Sunndale, KY, and lived most of her life in Gas City. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Wesleyan church.
Survivors include four sons, Martin, Plant City, FL; Marvyl and Lester, both of Gas City, and Marion, Saratoga, AR; three daughters, Evelyn Bailey, Warren; Erlene (Mrs. Howard) Lester, Gas City, and Carol (Mrs. Robert) Lennons, Fairmount.
A sister Annabelle Winklepleck, Owensboro, KY; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Feb. 16, in Gas City with the Rev. Douglas Sharrard officiating.
Burial was in Riverside cemetery.
Catherine E. Nelson, 75, 5488E 975S, Jonesboro, died at 2:06 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Marion General Hospital.
Mrs. Nelson was born in Seymour. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Charles; a son, Raleigh, Fowlerton; a daughter, Ursuella (Mrs. Robert) Harold, Clearwater, FL; five brothers, Charles Adams and Henry Adams, both of Marion; Leon Adams, Stuart, FL; Alvin (Sonny) Adams, Converse, and Allen Adams, Lawrenceburg.
Five sisters, Velma Sutter, The Dalles, OR; Evelyn Goss, Bay City, MI; Esther Caudill, Landess; Norma Hosier, Ada, MO, and Lois Bliton, Madison; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Hunt Funeral Home with Jackie Michaelson officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
Amanda Ruth Retherford, 78, Elwood, died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Elwood.
Mrs. Retherford was born in Brazil. She was a secretary at Monticello Manufacturing and returned in 1963.
She was affiliated with the Baptist church, Eastern Star, National Secretary Association and was past secretary of the Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include a son, Glen Allen, Elwood; a sister, Betty Hiatt, Fairmount; a brother, Eslie R. "Pete" Keller, Huntington; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, in Elwood. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park cemetery.
Frederick H. Shafer, 54, Claypool, died at 10:49 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Kosciusko County Hospital, Warsaw.
Mr. Shafer was born in Marion. He was chief of the Marion Fire Department for three years, retiring in 1991 after 25 years of service.
He also served as assistant chief for six years. He was also employed with Hurlock Construction Co.
Survivors include a son, Steven Frederick, Marion; a daughter, Kelly Ann Dyer, Champaign, IL; his parents, Herbert and Vera, Marion; his companion, Gwen Huffman, Claypool; a brother, Clayton H., Marion; two sisters, Madeline Morgan, Fairmount, and Susan Jane Calobrace, Marion; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, in Marion with Rev. Michael Tarner officiating.
Burial was in Gardens of Memory, Huntington county.
Ricky K. Vetor
Ricky K. Vetor, 42, Upland, died at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in her home.
Mrs. Vetor lived in Upland for the past 20 years. She attended Madison-Grant High School and graduated from Marion High School.
She enjoyed making crafts at home.
Survivors include her husband, "Bill"; a son, Joshua Stevens, at home; two daughters, Dorothy Boxell, Jonesboro, and Mary Stevens, Marion; her father Herbert, Fairmount; two half-brothers, Frank Liestenfeltz, California, and David, Fairmount; a half-sister, Linda Glaza, Colorado; and one grandchild.
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Upland with the Rev. Dale Bass officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—March 1, 1995
Harold R. Deal
Harold Robert Deal, 68, Jonesboro, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, Feb 23, in his home after an extended illness.
Mr. Deal was born in Marion and was a life resident of Grant county. He graduated from Marion High School in 1944 and Indiana University in 1949.
A retired Army Reservist and Indiana Guard Reservist, he served in the Navy during World War II and as battery commander in the Indiana National Guard from 1950-57.
He received several military awards: Meritorious Service Medal; Indiana Commendation Medal for exceptional meritorious service; Distinguished Service Medal from the Indiana Military Department; Superior Unit Citation with three clusters; and Distinguished Hoosier award from the governor.
He retired from RCA after 27 years where he was responsible for safety, insurance, security and retirement, and was active in the air patrol.
He was a member of Christian church, Gas City; Fairmount Masonic Lodge, Grant County Scottish Rite, Scottish Rite Valley, Fort Wayne, and American Legion, Jonesboro.
He was a charter member of the Boy Scouts Troop No. 6; a 59-year member of Boy Scouts of America; an Eagle Scout, a Cubmaster in the Roseburg area, and Silver Beaver recipient for distinguished service to youths.
He was past commander of VFW Post, Fairmount; AMVETS, Marion; Military Preservation Association and a real estate independent broker.
He was a safety consultant for Indiana Division of Labor and board-certified safety professional.
Survivors include his wife, Luella "Lou"; two sons, Steve, Fairmount, and Kevin, Fort Wayne; his mother, Esther, Marion; a sister Miriam (Mrs. Arthur) Van Ness, Fort Wayne; a brother, George, McLean VA; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 27, in Marion with the Rev. Teal Younce officiating. Burial was in Marion National cemetery with graveside military rites performed by Indiana Guard Reserve.
Winton A. Dean
Winton A. Dean, 88, Colonial Oaks Health Care Center Marion, father of James Dean, died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Dean was born in Fairmount. He had lived in California and Florida and moved back to Indiana six years ago.
He had worked as a dental technician in the VA Hospital in Marion and California and was a World War !! veteran.
Survivors include his brother, Charles Nolan, Jonesboro; five nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday in Hunt Funeral Home with Jackie Michaelson officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
Crystal Dimas, 8 months, 8900S 807W, Fairmount, died at 10:53 a.m. Friday in Huntington Memorial Hospital, Huntington.
She was born in Anderson.
Survivors include her parents, Librado and Peggy Maldonado Dimas; two brothers, Eric and Steve, at home; her maternal grandmother, Moncerrato (Mrs. Antonio) Colorado, Alomo, TX; her maternal great grandmother Guadalupe Maldonado, MacAllen, TX; and her paternal grandfather, Manuel, Plant City, FL.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. in the Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles L. Kline officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
James T. Hueston
James T. Hueston, 75, Anderson, died Feb. 24 at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born in Rigdon and was a former resident of Rigdon, Summitville and Alexandria, but lived in Anderson since 1969.
He worked at Delco Remy in electronics-skilled trades for 35 years, retiring in 1976.
He graduated from Fairmount High School in 1937.
He was an avid golfer and fisherman and spent his summer months at their lake cottage on Dewart lake. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Rigdon.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred F. (Leonard) Hueston of Anderson, a daughter and companion, Bonnie J. Kantner and Jay Ringer of Alexandria.
Two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen J. and Laurel J. Hueston of Anderson and Hal R. and Kathy Hueston of Alexandria; a sister and husband Genevieve and Loren Brookshire of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James T. Hueston; his mother, Grace Hueston; stepmother Alma Hueston and stepbrother, Lyndall Hipes.
Services were Tuesday in Alexandria with the Rev. Phillip S. Haslinger of St. Mary's Catholic church in Alexandria officiating.
Burial was in Vinson cemetery.
Virgil E. Shafer Sr.
Virgil Edwin Shafer Sr., 83, Marion, died at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Shafer was born in Sweetser. He was a retired farmer and lived in the community all his life.
Survivors include two sons, Eddie (Casey), Marion, and James (Deffie), Swayzee; a daughter, Janice, Marion; a brother, William, Indianapolis.
Two sisters, Marguerite (Mrs. Henry) Murphy, Van Buren, and Halcie (Mrs. Earl) Coons, Summitville; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held in LaFontaine with the Rev. Everett Shattach officiating.
Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery, Sweetser.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—May 17, 1995
Donna R. Druck
Donna R. Druck, 62, 3971W 900S, Fairmount, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Druck was born in Fairmount and was a longtime resident of the area. She had been co-owner of Bill's Sunoco Service, Hackleman, for 38 years.
She was a member of Center Christian church, Willing Workers of the church, Indiana Historical Society and the Grant County Genealogy Club.
Survivors include her husband, William (Bill); a daughter, Karen (Mrs. Trent) Hoheimer, Fairmount; a son, Dennis (Melody), Fairmount; three brothers, James Rich and David Rich, both of Fairmount, and Phillip Rich, Lexington.
Two sisters, Marilyn (Mrs. James) Poe, Lafayette, and Jane Sickman, Elkhart; two grandsons, Heath Druck and Reid Druck, both of Fairmount; and two granddaughters, Staci and Taylor Hoheimer, both of Fairmount.
Services were held Tuesday, May 16, in the Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Jones officiating.
Burial was in Grant Memorial Park cemetery.
Donald C. Owens
Donald C. Owens, 79, died May 8 at Summit Convalescent Center in Summitville.
He was born in Summitville and moved to the Anderson area eight years ago from Summitville. He retired in 1973 from Delco Remy after 31 years.
He was a member of North Anderson Church of God, United Auto Workers and National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.
He was a past president of the Anderson Horseshoe Club.
Survivors include his wife, Florence "Maxine" (Stanley) Owens; a daughter, Mrs. Laymon (Connie) Chesney, of Warsaw; two brothers, Ralph Owens of Elwood and Oren Owens of Alexandria.
A sister, Myrtle Brunt, Summitville; two grandsons Scott Chesney of St. Petersburg, FL, and Greg Chesney of McCordsville; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William W. and Blanch (Richards) Owens; a brother, Merl Owens; and a sister, Mary Small.
Public graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vinson Memorial cemetery with Rev. James Lyons officiating.
There was no public visitation.
C.A. Stewart Sr.
Charles A. Stewart Sr., 62, Noblesville, died Tuesday, May 9, in Riverview Hospital, Noblesville.
Mr. Stewart was born in Bogalusa, LA. He attended a seminary in Little Rock, AR. He was a veteran of the Air Force and retired as a security officer at Pendleton Reformatory.
He was a retired Baptist minister, belonging to Bethel Baptist church, Noblesville.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Dean (Ford) Stewart, Noblesville; two daughters, Shirley Ann, Noblesville, and Patricia Story, Fairmount; a son, Charles Jr., Noblesville; a sister, Jean Yeager; two brothers, Clifton and Jerry; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, May 12, in Noblesville with the Rev. Mark Lowe officiating.
Burial was in Crownland cemetery.
Rose M. Volpe
Rose Marie Volpe, 82, 5082E 975S, Jonesboro, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, May 11, in her home.
Mrs. Volpe was born in Cleveland. She was a homemaker and attended the Fowlerton Methodist church.
A member of the Methodist Women of the Church, she was a volunteer with Twin City Health Care and the Southwest Community Hospital, Berea, Ohio.
Survivors include a daughter, Terri (Mrs. Daryl) Schieman, Jonesboro; a stepson, Robert, Lakewood, CA; two sisters, Mary Westfall, Parma, Ohio, and Providence Bisbsi, Cleveland; a brother, Steve Puelo, Cleveland; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, May 13, in the Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ella Nickles officiating.
Burial was Monday in Berea, Ohio.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—July 5, 1995
Homer C. Brown
Homer Cecil "Brownie" Brown, 68, died June 28, at St. Vincent Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Anderson, where he lived most of his life.
He retired in 1989 from Delco Remy with 43 years of service. He was a stock chaser for model shop.
He attended Park Place Methodist church, was a member of UAW local 662, and Anderson American Legion.
He was an avid bowler.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Joretta L. (Avery) Brown of Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gary Cross; son and daughter-in-law, Michael O. and Nancy Brown, OK.
Two sisters and a brother-in-law, Niva Van Naiter of Azusa, CA, and Edith and Lloyd Werking of Middletown.
Four sisters-in-law, Janice Gosnell of Fairmount and Jacqueline Avery, Theda Brown and Mabel Brown, all of Anderson; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Paralee (Brent) Brown; two brothers, Samuel Brown and Leroy Brown; sister Martha Brubaker; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Homer and Hester Avery.
Services were Friday with Rev. Ron Mann officiating.
Burial was at East Maplewood cemetery.
Edna R. (Silvey) Buchanan, 76, died June 28 at Chateau Care Center, Muncie, after an extended illness.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Buchanan and Mrs. Bob (Loretta) Collier; a brother, Robert Silvey; three sisters, Florence Thomas, Dorothy Wisner and Lois Howell, and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Arthur and Ida Silvey, two sons, Charles, formerly of Summitville, and Edmund.
She was a long-time member of the Summitville Christian church.
Services were Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Pat Rivest officiating.
Burial was at Vinson Memorial cemetery.
Fannie C. Kerr
Fannie C. Kerr, 89, died Friday, June 30, at Dickey Nursing Home, Elwood.
Ms. Kerr was born in Owen county. She had resided in Fowlerton for most of her life and lived in Elwood since 1989.
She was a member of the Fowlerton Baptist church.
Survivors include a sister Velona Kerr, Elwood; four nephews and a niece.
Graveside services were held Wednesday in Park cemetery with burial immediately following.
Adam R. Kinzie
Adam Ross Kinzie, day-old son of Eric and Cherie Kinzie, Gas City died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, in Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.
Survivors include four brothers, Dustin Diskey and Kareen Kinzie, both of Fairmount, and Baine Kinzie and Derek Kinzie, both of Gas City; maternal grandfather, Clinton Robinson, Wayne, OK.
Paternal grandmother, Cindy Kinzie, Marion; paternal grandfather, David Kinzie, Marion; paternal great grandparents, Milford and Bernadine Adams, Fairmount, and paternal great grandmother, Marietta Duncan, Marion.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 17, in Park cemetery with the Rev. Milford Adams officiating.
Ilo G. Lehman
Ilo G. Lehman, 94, Centerville, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, June 26, in Pinehurst Nursing Home.
Mrs. Lehman was born in Bourbon. She lived most of her life in Plymouth and moved to Centerville in 1987. She retired from Parkview hospital, Plymouth, as head of housekeeping in 1973.
After her retirement she enjoyed art, and took classes at Ancilla College, Donaldson. She was a member of Church of Christ, Plymouth, and Progreda Bible Class. She had been active in the Plymouth Eastern Star for 50 years and was past matron.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a past president and state office member of Beta Sigma Phi, and a past president of the Business and Professional Womens Association.
Survivors include a son, Richard S. (Rose), Richmond; two daughters, Ruth (Mrs. John) Patterson, Fairmount, and Mary (Mrs. Don) Kehoe, Centerville; 20 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Services were held Wednesday, June 28, in Plymouth with the Rev. Steve Abernathy officiating. An Eastern Star memorial service was held Tuesday, June 27 in Plymouth.
Burial was in the Oakhill cemetery, Plymouth.
Elizabeth E. "Betsy" Swafford, 59, Montpelier, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, June 26, in the Methodist Home, Warren.
Mrs. Swafford was born in Gas City. She served in the Air Force during the Korean War. She had worked at Thomson Consumer Electronics in the mast forming department.
She was formerly employed at Glass Container, Gas City. She was a member of the Sympathy Club at Thomson.
Survivors include three daughters, Kelle (Mrs. Jack) Mason, Fairmount; Barbara (Mrs. Jeff) Heath, Hartford City, and June E. Swafford, Gas City; two brothers, Fred Kellogg, Poento, and Gene Kellogg, Gas City; a sister, Linda (Mrs. Bob) Schuller, Warren; sever grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services were held Wednesday, June 28, in Gas City with the Rev. Cynthia Reynolds officiating.
Burial was in Riverside cemetery.
Larry J. Tedder
Larry Joe Tedder, 44, 1794S 350E, Marion, died at 10:29 a.m. Thursday, June 22, in the emergency room at Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Tedder, a life resident of Marion, was a 1968 graduate of Marion High School. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
He was caretaker at Nazarene Campgrounds.
A member of Lincoln Boulevard Church of the Nazarene, he was a member of Fairmount Police Department and a singing group, Tedder Trio. He had a black belt in karate.
Mr. Tedder had operated a heating and air conditioning firm in Fairmount for a short while before moving it to Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Shelly; two sons, Matthew (Kris) and Dustin, both of Marion; a daughter, Tara, Marion; two sisters, Linda (Mrs. Fred) Wilson, Dunkirk, and Cheryl Wallace, Jonesboro; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, June 27, in the Nazarene Campground Tabernacle, with the Rev. Michael Konkle officiating.
Burial was in Marion National cemetery.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—August 9, 1995
Addie M. (Dickerson) Callaway, 81, Alexandria, died July 30, at Community Hospital in Anderson after being stricken ill at her home.
She was born in Jamestown, ND, to Henry J. and Alta Dickerson. She lived in the Summitville and Alexandria areas since 1920.
She worked for Aladdin Industries and Haynes-Stellite, both formerly of Alexandria.
She also worked in the Alexandria Clerk-Treasurer's office. She retired in 1977 from the P.N. Hirish Co., formerly of Alexandria, after 20 years as assistant manager.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Charles Callaway, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Susie C. Thompson, Anderson; three sisters, Ethel Tomlinson, Kissimmee, FL; Elsie Fahey, Kendallville, and Viola Hamilton of Haynes City, FL.
Brother, Omer Dickerson, Summitville; two grandsons and a spouse, Rice L. Grant, Anderson, and Ted and Corrine Gent, Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry C. Thompson in 1952; granddaughter, Jacqueline Sue Thompson; her parents; two brothers, Willard and Melvin Dickerson, and a sister Verda Dickerson.
Services were Wednesday, Aug.2 at Alexandria Church of God with the Revs. Tom Malbone and Fred Harting officiating.
Burial was at Park View cemetery.
Omer H. Dickerson, 83, 208 N. Second street, Summitville, died Aug. 1, at Community Hospital after a three month illness.
He was born in Jonesboro but lived most of his life in the Summitville area.
He lived some of his childhood in North Dakota and in Kendallville from 1942 to 1946. He worked for the former Aladdin Industries and National Gypsum, in Alex and retired in 1973 from Delco Remy after 22 years.
He was a retired member of UAW 662.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Nelson (Dick) and Tonya Dickerson of Grand Rapids, MI; two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Charles Johnson of Redkey, and Mary Kilgore of Albany; a daughter-in-law, Opal Dickerson, Summitville.
Three sisters, Ethel Tomlinson, Kissimmee, FL; Elsie Fahey, Kendallville, and Viola Hamilton, Haynes City, FL; 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (Tuterow) Dickerson in 1994; a son, Eugene Dickerson in 1991; parents Henry J. and Alta (Tomlinson) Dickerson; two brothers, Willard Dickerson and Melvin Dickerson, and two sisters, Verda Dickerson and Addie Callaway, who passed away July 30, 1995.
Services were Friday in Summitville with Pastor Ray McCrary of Wesleyan Bible Holiness church officiating.
Burial was in Vinson Memorial Park cemetery.
Judy K. Lowery
Judy K. Lowery, 49, Summitville, died Aug. 3, at Community Hospital, Anderson, after an extended illness.
She was born June 17, 1946 in Elwood and lived in the Summitville area all of her life.
She was coordinator for corporate accounts receivable at Ball Corporation in Muncie for 31 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Kappa Delta Phi sorority and Summitville Methodist church.
Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Kenneth W. Lowery, Summitville; two sons, Philip W. and Gregary K., both of Summitville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orlie and Gertrude (Rediker) Morris.
Services were Saturday at Summitville Methodist church with the Revs. Doug Jentes and Lloyd Hall officiating.
Burial was at Vinson Memorial Park cemetery.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—August 23, 1995
Thelma J. Armstrong, 58, Alexandria, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, in Community Hospital, Anderson.
Mrs. Armstrong was born in Lapel. She had lived in Alexandria since 1956. A homemaker, she was a member of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club, Alexandria Eagles Auxiliary, Small Town USA Festival and Two Bits Home Club.
Survivors include her husband, Jack; two sons, Gary (Judy), Cincinnati, and Jerry, Plano, TX; a daughter, Donna (Mrs. Bill) Larkin, Alexandria; a sister, Rosemary (Mrs. Jim) Matney, Fairmount, and a granddaughter.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 19, in Alexandria with the Rev. Jerry Young officiating.
Burial was in Park View cemetery.
Bill H. Bailey
Bill "Billy" Howard Bailey, 40, died at his home in Summitville after a sudden heart attack.
He was born in Knoxville, TN, and lived in Alexandria and Summitville area all his life. He worked at Ram Graphics in Alexandria for the past nine and a half years.
He was a graduate of Alexandria Monroe High School and he enjoyed watching his children's sports, Argyll football and volleyball.
He enjoyed fishing and watching birds. Se was associated with Alexandria Church of God;
Survivors include his wife, Connie (Richardson) Bailey; a son, Kristofer Bailey of Summitville; a daughter, Amber Bailey of Summitville; parents Howard and Betty (Cox) Bailey of Alexandria.
Two sisters, Cathy and Brett Payton and Ronda and Don Jessie, Alexandria; two brothers, Duane and Michelle Bailey of Summitville, and Randy and Vivian Bailey, Alexandria.
Mother-in-law, Corrine Richardson, Alexandria; grandmother-in-law Helen "Granny" Lundy, Alexandria.
A brother-in-law, Ron Richardson of Moonsville; a sister-in-law, Paula Richardson, Alexandria; his bulldog companion, Buster; and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Bailey; grandmother, Pearlie Campbell; step-grandfather Will Campbell; grandmother, Louise Cox; and grandfather, Hall Cox.
Services were Thursday in Alexandria with Revs. Kirk Bookout and Jerry Young officiating.
Burial was in Vinson Memorial cemetery.
Richard L. Gavin
Richard L. Gavin, 63, 10151S 700W, Fairmount, died at 9:07 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Mr. Gavin was born in Elwood. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Susie; a son, James Robert, Fairmount; three daughters, Jo Lynn, Atlanta GA; Pamela Sue, Indianapolis, and Tanya Louise Lytle, Waynesville NC; a brother, Robert, Vian OK; an aunt, Louise Endsley, Marion; and two grandchildren.
Private services were held Monday, Aug. 14, in Swayzee. Burial was in Knox Chapel cemetery.
Willadean R. "Willy" Howard, 64, Colonial Oaks Health Care Center, Marion died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the home.
Mrs. Howard was born in Miami county. She was a former resident of LaGrange in 1988 from Logansport.
A homemaker, she was a member of First Presbyterian church, LaGrange, and a former member of the church session.
Survivors include two daughters, Kerry Highley, Sweetser, and Beth Peacock, Fairmount; two sons, Scott W., Indianapolis, and Brett K., Fort Wayne; a half sister, Doris Remley, Crawfordsville; a half brother, James Brock, Dunnellen, FL; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 21, in Converse with the Revs. David and Brett K. Howard officiating.
Burial was in Converse cemetery.
Helen Kirkpatrick, 86, 417 N. Wilson street, died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in Marion General Hospital.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born in Mill township. She had retired from Owens-Illinois and was a member of the Gold Emblem Club, Fairmount Historical Museum and Back Creek Friends church.
She was a former secretary for the Fairmount Historical Museum and a charter life member.
Survivors include a son, Virgil, Inverness, FL; a daughter, Colleen Compton, Gas City; six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas G. Jones officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
Jack C. Murphy
Jack C. Murphy, 71, Dundee FL, died Saturday, Aug. 12, in his home.
Mr. Murphy was born in Marion and moved from Jonesboro to Dundee in 1985. A switchman with Indiana Bell/Ameritech, he was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Survivors include his wife, Marjie, Dundee FL; two sons, Jack C. Murphy II, Mooresville, and Gregory L., Jonesboro; four daughters, Vickie, Gas City; Patricia Ann, South Bend; Jean B. Runnells, Newport News VA; a brother, Gene, Phoenix AZ; a sister, Betty, Fairmount; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Floyd Purvis, 67, Marion, died at 3:21 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in his home.
Mr. Purvis was born in Owingsville, KY, and had lived most of his life in Marion. He retired from Marion General Motors and was a former driver for Elite Limousine Service.
He was a member of American Legion Post 10, Sympathy Club at General Motors and UAW Local 977.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy I.; three daughters, Lois Jean (Mrs. Rick) King, Indianapolis, and Joyce Ann (Mrs. Mark) McKee and Tonya Lynn (Mrs. Jason) Tedder, both of Marion.
His father, Samuel O., Marion; Rollie K., Marion, and Paul Plummer, Phoenix; a half brother, Sam O. Jr., Marion.
Three sisters, Ollie (Mrs. Robert) Fisher, Kokomo; Mildred Gentner, Marion, and Lida (Mrs. Howard) Sellers, Matthews; a half sister, Iris, Peru; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 19, in Marion with the Rev. Emery Bailey officiating.
Burial with full military rites was in Grant Memorial Park cemetery.
Hubert W. Stansberry, 81, Gas City, died Aug. 17 at Marion General Hospital.
Stansberry was born in Cumberland county, IL. He retired in 1980 from Delco Remy after 38 years. He was affiliated with the Christian church in Summitville.
Survivors include his wife, Erma Stansberry, Gas City; a son, Marvin Stansberry, Chesterfield; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Rosalee) Lewis, Gas City; a brother, Gerald Stansberry of York, PA.
Three sisters, DeLoris Gomilla, Arlene Allen of West Palm Beach, FL, and Mrs. Bill (Beulah) Johnson of Hemando, FL; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren and several cousins.
Services were Monday with Rev. Robert Bushey officiating.
Burial was in the Kempton cemetery.
Robert L. Street
Robert L. Street, 63, Bluffton, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Street was born in Rigdon. He had lived in Warren for five years before moving to Bluffton in 1994.
He worked at Owens-Illinois, Gas City, for 32 years. He collected metal model cars, and loved gardening, woodworking and crafts.
He was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Thomas (Anna), Warren, and Robert G. (Lori), Garrett; a daughter, Joann (Mrs. Jeff) Conner, Hartford City; two sisters, Betty (Mrs. Harry) Logan, Gas City, and Mary (Mrs. Jake) Marley, Summitville; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Monday in Gas City.
Burial was in Marion National cemetery.
Alma Underwood, Willows Nursing Home, died Thursday, Aug. 10.
Mrs. Underwood was born in Grant county and lived most of her life in the Fairmount area. She attended the Fowlerton Methodist church.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Jean Underwood, Richmond, and June (Mrs. Charles) Mitchener, Fairmount; two sons, Benjamin G. and Jerry W., both of Fairmount; a sister Alpha Black, Ft. Walton Beach, FL; 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. Underwood, and a son, Phillip C. Underwood.
Services were held in Gas City with the Rev. Ella Nickles officiating.
Charline Wyatt, 86, died Aug. 19, at Countryside Manor in Anderson, after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 5, 1909 in Madison county to Herbert and Esta Vinson, graduated from Summitville High School in 1927 and lived in the Summitville area until the late 30's.
She was a member of Trinity Methodist church in Lapel and the Lapel Eastern Star.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Childers of Lapel; a son, Ronnie V. Wyant of Lapel;
four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery Wyant in 1967, father Herbert Vinson and mother, Esta Vinson.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, in Lapel with Rev. Evan Lash officiating.
Burial was at Brookside cemetery.
The Eastern Star Memorial Service was held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—August 30, 1995
Eva M. Dickey
Eva Mae Dickey, 79, Sandy, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 21, in Longview, Texas.
Mrs. Dickey was born in Marion and was formerly of Rigdon. A homemaker, she was a member of Rigdon Methodist church.
Survivors include a son, Donald J., Elwood; three daughters, Jeanetta Sheedy, Big Sandy, TX; Roberta Sheedy, Albany and Marlene Clymer, White Oak, TX.
A sister, Evalyn Bennett, Gas City; five brothers, Edward and Dick Turner, both of Andrews, and James, Delbert and Irvin Turner, all of Marion; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 26, in Elwood.
Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park cemetery, Elwood.
Cleo Gibson, 75, 4400W 600S, Marion, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in Wesleyan Health Care Center, Marion.
Mrs. Gibson was born in Grant county and was a former licensed practical nurse at Marion General Hospital. She was a member of Maple Run Friends church.
Survivors include her husband, Lisle; one son, John Gibson, Seattle, WA; one daughter, Shirley Spence, Overland Park, KS; two brothers, Ralph Small, Swayzee, and Vaughn Small, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Faye Sites, Swayzee, and Esther Cates, Marion; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Aug. 24, in Swayzee with the Revs. Lowell Nicholson and Jeff Henshaw officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
David D. Hines
David D. Hines, 79, Marion, died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Marion General Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Marion, he retired in 1981 from General Tire after 28 years.
Survivors include his wife, Ella May; four daughters, Sally Bussard and Ethel (Mrs. Vic) Ireland, both of Marion; Linda (Mrs. George) Musser, Fairmount, and Jackie (Mrs. Wayne) Hillier, Hudson; two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Elmer) Greene, Marion, and Vicelia "Beadie" Cox, Gas City; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 26, in Marion with Rev. David Hummel officiating.
Burial was in Grant Memorial Park cemetery.
Carlee A. Leckron
Carlee Ann Leckron, infant daughter of Phil and Beth Leckron, Converse, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
She was born Monday, Aug 21, at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis.
Survivors other than her parents include, maternal grandparents, Phyllis Cupp, Greentown, and Terry Lee Shockey, Marion; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Summers, Fairmount; paternal grandparent, the late Lee Leckron, Fairmount; maternal great grandfather, William Messersmith, Marion; and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Burl Mills, Richmond.
Other survivors include, uncles and aunts, Terry L. Shockey, Jr., Muncie; Steve Shockey, Converse; Greg Shockey, Minneapolis, MN; Bob Leckron, Greenwood; Jeff Leckron, Indianapolis; Beck Cates, Sweetser; and Linda Atkins, Fairmount.
Carlee also leaves five cousins, Tiffany Shockey, Mark Atkins and Brad Atkins, all of Fairmount, and Kristi Cates and Amy Cates, both of Sweetser.
Graveside services were held at Park cemetery Friday, Aug. 25, with Robert L. Miller officiating.
Donna (Sappenfield) Pike, 72, West Palm Beach, FL, passed away Aug. 16 at Palm Beach Hospice after a short illness.
She was born in Summitville, graduated from Summitville High School and moved to Florida in 1960.
Survivors include her husband Troy Pike; a daughter, Dixie (Mrs. Robert) Leppert; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bill Sappenfield, all of Summitville.
Burial service was Aug. 21 at Country Chapel followed by entombment in the Mizell, Faville, Zern and Pown Mausoleum, at Lantana, FL, with Rev. Robert Modini officiating.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—October 11, 1995
James D. Perry
James Douglas "J.D." Perry, 21, Hartford City, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 621 N. Jefferson street, Hartford City.
Mr. Perry was born in Hartford City and was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle church, Hartford City.
Survivors include his mother, Deborah Crump, and his stepfather, Nolan Crump Sr., Hartford City; three sisters, Tyann Beaman, Hartford City; Bobbie Bell, Fairmount, and Jodie Perry, Muncie; a brother, Ricky Wyatt, Hartford City; and a stepbrother, Nolan Crump Jr., Hartford City.
Services were held Saturday, Oct. 7, in Hartford City with the Rev. Tony Robles officiating.
Burial was in Hartford City cemetery.
Robert Lloyd Simons, 79, Fairmount, died at 1:47 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Simons was born in Camden and graduated from Camden High School. He was employed at Anaconda for 41 years retiring in 1981. He was a member of Fairmount Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva "Jennie"; a daughter, Diana D. Simons, Marion; a brother, James, Plant City, FL; a sister Ruby Sriver, Kokomo; two grandsons, Robert Thomas Simons, Marion, and Michael Patrick Simons, Charleston, SC; and one great grandson, Robert Thomas Simons, Marion.
Services were held Friday, Oct. 6, in Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Sollars officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
Virginia M. Sivis
Virginia M. Sivis, 74, Marion, died at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Community Hospital, Anderson.
Mrs. Sivis was born in Bath county, KY. She was a 1939 graduate of Sharpsburg, Ky. She had worked at Delta Electric and as a health-care giver.
She was a member of the Christian church in Sharpsburg.
Survivors include three sons, Keith A., Tampa, FL, and Kevin and William, both of Marion; a daughter, Susan Staggs, Summitville; two sisters, Katherine Hardin, Moorefield, KY, and Nick Hatton, Sharpsburg, KY; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Services were held Friday in Marion with the Rev. Ronald Herring officiating.
Burial was in the Garden of Memory cemetery, Huntington county.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—October 25, 1995
Charles I. "Bud" Brenner, 73, Elwood, died Thursday, Oct. 19, in St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Elwood.
Mr. Brenner was born in Tipton county and had lived in Elwood for the last 38 years.
He retired from Delco-Remy in 1982 and was a member of UAW Local 662.
Survivors include a son, Jerry, Daleville; his companion of 38 years, Mary A. Hardebeck, and her children, Joe Hardebeck, Elwood; David Hardebeck, Tipton; Margaret McMann, Rigdon; Frances Tulowitzky, Elwood; Nancy Downey, Elwood, and Barbara Rivers, Elwood.
A brother, Don, Anderson; a sister, Joyce Montgomery, Alexandria; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Oct. 23, in Alexandria, with the Rev. Donald Cunnington officiating.
Burial was held in Alexandria.
James D. Hiatt, Jr.
James Dale Hiatt, Jr., 25, Carrington road, Lynchburg, VA, died at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday in Lynchburg General Hospital.
Mr. Hiatt was born in Hartford City and graduated from Madison-Grant High School.
He had been a code-enforcement officer for the City of Marion for two years and a waiter at Country Cooking Restaurant in Lynchburg.
He was attending Liberty Bible Institute, in Lynchburg.
He had attended the Indiana Wesleyan University for one year.
He was a member of Promise Keepers, Youth Leaders, the Center City Neighborhood Association and the Liberty Bible Institute-Christian Community Service of Village Oaks Nursing Home.
Survivors include his wife, Julie (Winchell) Hiatt; his mother and step-father Linda and David Rahrar, Gas City; his father and step-mother, James Dale and Roberta J. Hiatt, Summitville; a sister, Heather Stanley, Warsaw; a half-sister, Tisha Rahrar, Gas City; three step-brothers, Davey Rahrar, Gas City, Duane Ferren, Fort Wayne, and Doug Ferren, Summitville; a paternal grandfather, Evert R. Hiatt, Fairmount; and maternal grandparents, Ralph and Margaret Gray, Gas City.
Services were Monday in Liberty Baptist church with Rev. Terry Bishir officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery, Fairmount.
Memorials may be made to the Liberty Bible Institute Student Fund, in care of H.L. Wilmington, Vice President, P.O. Box 20000, Lynchburg, VA 24506.
Sarah L. Hosier
Sarah Leona Hosier, 84, Willows Nursing Home, Alexandria, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the home.
Mrs. Hosier was born in Marion, where she lived most of her life.
She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church.
Survivors include three sons, Roy, Fairmount; Richard, Hartford City, and Roscoe, Greenfield; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Apostolic Friends church, Jonesboro, with the Rev. Raymond Brown officiating.
Burial will be in the Simpson cemetery, West Liberty.
Effie Roy, 93, Marion, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct 17, in Wesleyan Health Care Center.
Mrs. Roy was born in Somerset, KY, and had lived in Grant county for 50 years. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Howard, Fairmount, and Lee, Marion; three daughters, Lonnie Gerstorff, Jonesboro, Elizabeth A. Daulton, Fairmount, and Martha McFall, Elwood; a brother, Earl Dye, DeGraff, Ohio; a sister Ella Shelby, Flagstaff, AZ; 20 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Services were Friday, Oct. 20 with Rev. Steven Fletcher officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery.
Hunt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bette A. Smith
Bette Ann Smith, 75, Jonesboro, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, in Community Hospital, Anderson.
Mrs. Smith was born in Richmond and lived in the Jonesboro area for the last 50 years.
She was an antique dealer, and she owned and operated an antique store in Jonesboro for 40 years.
She was a former VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Marion.
Survivors include a son, Robert McClentock, California; two brothers, William G. Kinley, Summitville, and Jack F. Kinley, Webster FL; and four grandchildren.
Services were Friday in Noffze Funeral Home, Summitville, with Rev. Phillip S. Haslinger officiating.
Burial was at Park cemetery, Fairmount.
Peggy Sayers Underwood, 61, Anderson, died Oct. 22 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.
She was born in Anderson and lived here all of her life.
She retired from the City of Anderson Transit System where she was office manager for 15 years.
She was a member of the Methodist church and attended New Horizon Methodist church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Michael Cornell, Anderson; a foreign exchange student from Switzerland, Ursula Bowman; a dear friend, Robert Bickel, Anderson; a sister Rosemary Sayers, Anderson; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Underwood, Fairmount; three grandchildren, Jason Girt, Muncie, Claire Cornell and Mary Cornell, Anderson.
She was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Larry Sayers and Harry Sayers.
Services were Tuesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Helm of New Horizons United Methodist church officiating.
Burial was at Anderson.
Pearl Wise, 83, Greentown, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in her home.
Mrs. Wise was born in Dandridge, TN.
She was a member of Swanns Chapel Baptist church, Dandridge.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Swisher, Greentown; five sons, Johnnie Austin, Dandridge; Homer, Marion; Hugh, Effingham, IL; bob, Alexandria, and Leon, Dandridge; a sister, Cleo Ellis, Jefferson City, TN; two grandsons, Charlie Wise, Summitville, and Robert Wise, Alexandria; 20 other grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 19, in Dandridge, with the Revs. Robert Holt and John Price officiating.
Burial was in Dandridge.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—November 8, 1995
Charles E. Barton
Charles E. Barton, 67, Gas City, died at 11:28 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Barton was born in Marion and lived in Grant county most of his life.
He was a graduate of St. Paul High School, Marion, and St. Joe College, Vincennes.
He was employed with the Marion RCA plant for 26 years before retiring in 1987.
He was also employed at Big R Furniture, Marion.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Gas City, and American Post 95, Jonesboro, and was a Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; two sons, Charles K., Marion, and Brian D., Wadsworth, OH; a stepson, Gregory Gustus, Buford, GA; two daughters, Lucinda Barton, Fairmount, and Debra Golden, Ovieto.
A stepdaughter, Jill Doyle, Fort Lauderdale, FL; two sisters, Barbara Slevin, LaPorte, and Carolyn Davis, Marion; eight grandchildren and one step grandchild.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 4, in Gas City, with the Rev. A.L. Reemer officiating.
Burial was in Gas City.
Diann H. Hieatt
Diann H. Hieatt, 51, RR 1 Summitville, died Nov. 4, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Anderson to Frank H. and Norma Swindell McClead, and was a lifelong resident of the Alexandria and Summitville area.
For the past 17 years, she has been an elementary teacher at Cunningham School in Alexandria and Summitville Elementary School in the Madison-Grant school system.
She was a graduate of Purdue University and received her Master's degree from Ball State.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran church in Anderson.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Cindy Hieatt of Alexandria; two daughters, Julie and Lisa Hieatt, both of Summitville; her parents, Frank and Norma McClead of LaCrosse, WI; close friend, Pam Yeagy of Alexandria; a special companion Helen Lustig of Alexandria; a grandson, Colton Hieatt of Alexandria; a niece and nephew, and many loving teacher friends from the schools where she taught.
Her husband of 26 years, Robert Hieatt, Jr. Died in 1993.
Services were Wednesday in Alexandria with Rev. Mark Whisett officiating.
Burial will be in Vinson Memorial Park cemetery, Summitville.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Outreach of Christ Lutheran church.
Rev. Marguerite J. King, 84, Marion, died Monday, Oct. 30, in the Bradner Village Health Care Center.
Rev. King lived most of her life in Marion.
She was a graduate of Fairmount High School.
She was a retired traveling evangelist and attended Faith Mission church.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Joan Tharp, Marion, and Karen Kramer, Lake Arial, PA; a son, Nils D., Marion; two step daughters, Beverly Waggoner, Marion, and Mary Lou Fetrow, LaFontaine; a step son, Richard, Grand Island, FL; a brother, Thomas Nelson, Georgetown DE; two sisters, Mildred Carter, Fairmount, and Thelma Ritchie, Geneva; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Services were Friday, Nov. 3, in Marion with the Rev. Charles Hurd officiating.
Burial was in Huntington county.
Stephen W. Leach
Stephen W. Leach, 52, 117 N. Mill street, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Bradner Village Health Care Center.
Mr. Leach was born in Muncie and had lived in the Fairmount area all his life except for the time he spent in the service.
He was formerly employed with Leach Supermarket, Fairmount.
He was a member of the Fairmount Friends church and American Legion Post 313.
He was a life member of Fairmount Historical Museum.
He was an Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his mother Wilma Leach, Fairmount; a sister, Jacqueline Frey, Marion; and a maternal grandmother, Ruby Carey, Swayzee.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 6, at Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Michaelson officiating.
Burial was in Marion.
Robert L. Smith
Robert L. Smith, 71, Fowlerton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, at Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Smith was born in Kokomo and lived most of his life in Grant county.
He retired from Fisher Body in 1986 after 30 years.
He served in the Army in WWII.
He was a member of the Van Buren Legion, a charter member of the Fowlerton Lions Club, a past district governor of Lions International and a recipient of the Melvin Jones award.
He also was a member of the Fisher Body Sympathy and was a retired member from the Fairmount Township fire department after 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Michael L., Fowlerton, a daughter Cindy Dunlap, Fairmount; and two grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Gas City with the Rev. Malcolm Ellis officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery, Fairmount.
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