Grant County Obituaries
The News-Sun—Wednesday—November 23, 1994
Janet Van Duyn
Janet (Susie) Van Duyn, 53, Noblesville, died Nov. 18 at St. Vincent Hospital after a
brief illness. She was employed at Burco Molding in Noblesville and attended Calvary
Community church in Alexandria. Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Duyn; four
sons, Mike Clark, Kingsport, TN, Randy Morrison of Noblesville, Gary Furnish, Elwood,
and Sam Furnish of Alexandria.Two daughters, Wanda Harrington, Galena, MS, and Lisa
Morrison Cox of Middletown; her mother, Alice Lennon, Noblesville. Two brothers,
Johnny Lennen, Summitville and Larry Lennen of Huntsville, AL; a stepson, Mike Furnish
of Elwood; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were Monday in
Alexandria with the Rev. Chester Owens officiating. Burial was in Crownland cemetery,
Gladys Fagan, 83, Bluffton, died at 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Meadowvale Care
Center, Bluffton, after a long illness. Mrs. Fagan was born in Banquo and was a
former Jonesboro resident. She was employed with Bell-Fibre Corp. for 30 years.
She attended Fairmount Friends Meeting and had been active in the Mizmur Shrine
Club with her late husband Leo. She is survived by a brother, Sidney Hussey,
Banquo; and a brother-in-law, Howard Fagan, Sweetser. Private graveside services
were held Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Estates of Serenity cemetery, Marion, with Jackie
Michaelson officiating. Hunt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Gladys E. Howell
Gladys E. Howell, 94, Colonial Oaks, Marion, died at 4:13 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in
the health care center. Mrs. Howell, a life resident of Fairmount, was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Fairmount Christian church, American War Mothers and
Fairmount Senior Citizens. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mary Mandy)
Weaver, Union City, and Mrs. Milo (Phyllis) Brown, Fairmount; two sons, Hurbert,
Fairmount, and Robert, Marion. Two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) Gaither and Mrs.
Kenneth (Betty) Small, both of Fairmount; 15 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren
and three great-great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the
Fairmount Christian church with the Rev. Mansbarger and Jack St. John officiating.
Burial was in Park cemetery. Hunt Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Richard "Rooster" Raver, 48, Huntington, died at 2:23 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in
Huntington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Raver was born in Huntington. A production
worker for 23 years at Majestic Corp., Huntington, he was a member of the Huntington
Eagles Lodge and served in the Indiana National Guard for 15 years. Survivors
include his wife, Marian; two daughters, Molly, Fairmount, and Lucinda Bennett,
Marion; his parents, Forest and Maudie, Huntington; a brother, Roger, Huntington.
Three sisters, Mrs. Ben (Rozella) Zimmerman, Mrs. Ed (Garnett) Waters, and Mrs.
Kenneth (Sylvia) Duckworth, all of Huntington. Services were held Wednesday, Nov.
23, in Huntington with the Rev. Bob Ofenbaugh officiating. Burial was in Pilgrims
Rest cemetery, Huntington.
The News-Sun—Wednesday—December 28, 1994
Donald Phillip Bannister, 73, Marion, died at 12:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, in Wesleyan
Health Care Center, Marion. Mr. Bannister was born in Fairmount and lived in this
area most of his life. He was an Army Veteran. A member of Fairmount American Legion,
Fairmount VFW, he belonged to Marion Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include a
daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Phyllis) Nantz, Swayzee; three grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev.
Ella Nickles officiating. Burial was in Park cemetery.
Marie L. Mounts
Marie L Mounts, 80, Anderson, died Dec. 19 at American Healthcare Center after an
extended illness. She was born in Star City, WV and lived in Alexandria most of her
life. She was a homemaker; a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and Eagles Auxil-
iary of Alexandria. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley F. and Pat
Fisher of Anderson; a stepson, Rodney L. Mounts of Gaston; two brothers, Bernard V.
Fisher of Okeechobee, FL, and Richard Fisher of Summitville. Three sisters, Mrs.
Alfred (Johne) Custer and Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Wilson, both of Alexandria, and Lorraine
Fisher of Summitville; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews.Her husband, Arvell Mounts, died Jan. 1, 1990. Services were Thursday in
Alexandria with the Rev. Philip S. Haslinger of Alexandria officiating. Burial was at
Park View cemetery.
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