Grant County Obituaries

The News-Sun—Wednesday—January 30, 1985

Delmar Patterson
Delmar (Pat) Patterson, 63, Marion, died Jan. 27 at Marion General Hospital after a 
lengthy illness.  He was born in Matthews and lived in Grant County all his life.  
He was a retired accountant from the Marion VA Medical Center, where he had worked 
for 23 years.  He served in the Navy during WWII.  Survivors include his wife, Berneda; 
three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Carol) Hamilton, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Linda Hamilton, Gas 
City, and Mrs. Michael (Diana) Hoyt, Mentone.  A son. Stephen, Silver Lake; his mother, 
Mrs. Ethel Patterson, Matthews; three sisters, Mrs. Lucile Slain, Fairmount;Mrs. Virgil 
(Dora Mae) Patterson, Matthews, and Mrs. Morris (Mary) Grimes, Phoenix, Ariz; and 
nine grandchildren.  Services were held at a funeral home in Marion with the Rev. Paul C. Enyart 
and Jack St.John  officiating on Jan. 29.  Burial was in Grant Memorial Park.

Nellie Foster
Nellie Foster, 104, RR 2 Gaston, died Jan. 25 at the Alexandria Convalescent Home, 
where she had been a patient for two years.  She lived most of her life in Grant and 
Delaware counties.  She was a member of the Prairie Grave church, Gaston.  Survivors 
include two daughters, Mrs. Mary T. David, Wolcottville, and Mrs. Elmer(Betty) Branson, 
Gaston; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Sells, Summitville; five grandchildren and 10 great 
grandchildren.  Services were held at a funeral home in Gaston on Jan. 29.  Burial was 
in Matthews cemetery.

The News-Sun—Wednesday—February 6, 1985

Doyte Corn
Doyte P. Corn, 68, Peru, died Jan. 29 at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.   Mr. Corn 
was born in Grant county and was a retired farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Irene; 
two daughters, Joyce Koker, Hernando, Fla., and Josephine Waltz, Rochester; four sons, 
Howard, Twelve Mile; Harold, Wabash; Herbert, Kewanna, and Harvey, Kokomo. Two brothers, 
Jason, Fairmount, and Marcus, Jonesboro; two sisters, Ruby Saathoff, Fairmount, and 
Martel Waggner, Marion; 24 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services were held 
Feb. 1 at a funeral home in Peru with the Rev. William Luttrull officiating.  Burial 
was in the Everrest Memorial Park cemetery, Cass county.

Ralph Horner
Ralph L. Horner, 66, Anderson, died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at St. John Medical Center after 
a short illness.  He was born in Marion, but grew up in Summitville, where he graduated 
from high school in 1937.  His parents were Frank and Charlotte (Wierrick) Horner.  He 
lived in the Anderson area most of his life.  He retired in 1975 from Delco Remy after 
35 years of employment.  He was a member of the Lions Club of Alexandria.  And also a 
member of the Sheriffs' Association.  He was a member of the First Christian church in 
Alexandria.  He and his wife Frances (Smith) were married in June 1941.  She preceded 
him in death in 1979.  Survivors are two sons, Robert Lee Horner, Atlanta, Ga.; James 
Franklin of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Joseph, Windfall; John and Harvey of 
Anderson.  Other survivors are five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Services 
were 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Anderson.  Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park cemetery.

Jesse Vetor
Jesse Vetor, 80, 422 S. Howard street, Summitville, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 
at the Summit Convalescent Center after an extended illness.  Mr. Vetor, a life resident 
of Summitville, was the son of Fred and Sarah Vetor.  He has two brothers, Wilbur and 
Sherman, and one sister, Marie Leach, who has preceded him in death.  He has one sister, 
Lulu Dickerson, of Gas City living.  A paint contractor, he was associated with the Van 
Ness Clinic and Convalescent Center for about 18 years. He was an Army veteran of World 
War II.  Services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Noffze Funeral Home, with the Rev. 
Floyd Nevil officiating.  Burial was in the Vinson Memorial cemetery.

Myrtle Roberts
Myrtle P. Roberts, 94, died Wednesday morning at the Summit Convalescent Center, after 
an extended illness. She was the daughter of Allen and Ann Hayden and lived many years 
in southern Grant county.  Myrtle and her husband Alex Roberts lived in North Summit-
ville on the Zell road.  They moved to Alexandria where they lived when Alex died in 
1960.  She was the last daughter of Allen and Ann Hayden.  Four sisters and one brother 
preceded her in death.  She is survived by four nieces.  Services were held at 2 p.m. 
Friday at Noffze Funeral Home with the Rev. Riley Walker officiating. Burial was in the 
Alexandria IOOF cemetery.

Charles Bramel
Charles R. Bramel, 80, RR1,Summitville, died at Community Hospital in Anderson Saturday 
after an extended illness.  He was a retired farmer.  Charles was the son of Zeno and 
Coar-Bell (Rose) Bramel. His home was a few miles south and west of Summitville. 
Survivors included his wife, Blanche; two stepsons, Jack Fisher, Alexandria; and Tony 
Fisher, Brownsburg;a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Rosi)Fulhart, Muncie. Nine step-grandchildren 
and two sisters, Hazel Ohler, Alexandria, and Eva Joyner, Muncie; another sister, Elsie 
Pyle, preceded him in death.  Also there are several nieces and nephews.  Services were 
held at 1 p.m. Monday in Alexandria with the Revs. Chester Owens and Edsel Joyner 
officiating.  Burial was in the Vinson cemetery.

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