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 Parke County Indiana Obituaries 

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MARSHALL -- Bervie Yater, 65, died Sunday at 3 a. m. at his home here.  Survivors include the widow, Goldie Yater; six sons, Lloyd of Marshall, Cliston of Marion, Carroll of near Kingman, Glenwood of Battle Ground, Herschel of Darlington and Gerald of Greencastle; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Malone, Waynetown and Mrs. Ruth Larson of Crawfordsville; a brother, Arnold of Attica; three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Harper of Attica, Mrs. Ocea Clawson of Independence, and Mrs. Ova Corwin of Lafayette; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p. m. at the Marshall Federated Church by Rev. J. O. Trousdale. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, Marshall. Friends may call at the residence after 1 p. m. Monday. The Branson Funeral Home in Rockville is in charge of arrangements. – Crawfordsville Journal Review, 17 March 1958, Page 008 - shared by Karen Zach


ROCKVILLE – James W. Yates, 72, was found dead early Tuesday at his home, 516 S. Michigan St. He had been in failing health and lived alone. It was believed death had come last Thursday or Friday. Mr. Yates had been custodian at the Rockville Library, the Youth Center and until ill health forced his retirement was custodian at the United Methodist Church. A native of this community, he was a son of Sheridan and Janie Roberts Yates and was born March 30, 1897. He was a member of the former AME Church here. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Goss of Plainfield, Mrs. Jennie Merrill of Cleveland, and Mrs. May King and Mrs. Pearl Perdue of Kokomo, and a brother, Patsy Yates of Toledo. Two sisters and two brothers are deceased. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Butler Funeral Home, where friends may call at 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Clifford L. Miller will officiate, with interment in Rockville Cemetery. – jlr - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, July 16, 1969


Archie Young, 53, of Rt. 4 Rockville, died while at work at 1 p.m. Monday. He was a foreman at the Allison plant in Indianapolis. He had been born in Parke County Oct. 12, 1909 the son of Ervin and Elizabeth Richardson Young. Survivors, besides his wife, Leona, include two sons, Mike and Richard Young, Brownsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Jo Etta Ash, Greencastle, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Hinne, Terre Haute and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. T. L. Alderton at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnes Mortuary, Rockville and burial will be in Memory Garden. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday. - Crawfordsville Journal Review - 02 July 1963, Page 008 – shared by Karen Zach

Mrs. Will Nunn was called to Hollandsburg on Wednesday evening by the illness and death of her sister, Mrs. Emma YOUNG, who passed away at 11:15 Thursday April 6 at the home of her brother. She was the mother of Marguerite BANES who attended school here for 3 years.  Had Mrs. Young lived until April 7 she would have been 51.  She leaves two children, 3 grandchildren, a father 3 sisters and a half brother. Burial was at Floral Hill, Hoopeston, ILL.  - Waveland Independent, April 14, 1933

Robert Walter YOUNG died at his home in Greensburg, Friday morning at 12:30 a.m. after several months illness of complication of diseases.  Funeral services at the Guion church at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Ray Sigler and Miss Susie Trueman. The pall bearers were Dewey Hazlett; Harvey Carty; Carl Humphreys; Owen Dooley; Cecil Angell and Will Wrightsman. Burial in Bethany Cemetery. Robert W. Young died at his home in Greensburg, Friday morning July 29. He has been in failing health for five months and death was caused by a complication of diseases.  Robert W. young was born May 25, 1877 in Parke County, the son of Randall and Rebecca Carlton Young and died at the age of 55 years 2 months and 4 days. On August 25, 1898 he was married to Florence Heslar. TO this union 2 children were born: Clarence and Evelyn.  Clarence preceded him in death Jan 14, 1918.  Again he was married in July 1, 1931 to Mrs. Lucy Cline of Greensburg, who has been a faithful companion during his long sickness.  He belonged to the Guin Presbyterian Church. He attended church and Sunday school as long as his health would let him. He was a member of the odd Fellows Lodge. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Evelyn, two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Heslar and Mrs. Annie Heslar, and four nieces. Those from a distance attending were Mrs. Lucy Young and daughter, RM. Jackson of Greensburg, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Carty and children of Montezuma, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Angell of Rockville; Mrs. Mattie Boyd of Judson  Waveland Independent, August 5, 1932  - submitted by Karen Zach

The Marshall News recalls the sawmill boiler explosion which occurred there Saturday morning, August. 17, 1889.  Matthias YOUNG, the engineer, was killed, his body being thrown 45 feet.  The boiler itself was thrown a hundred yards.  Dan McCall had his wrist broken, but the remainder of the 12 men who were working about the mill escaped injury. Jacob PENCE was working in the mill office when the boiler passed over him, removing the roof.  - Waveland Independent, January. 27, 1916


CLINTON, Ind. (CNS) – Mrs. Ethel Youmans, 75, of Clinton, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 23) at the Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton. She was the widow of Harley Youmans, the former police chief of Clinton. She was born in Parke County Jan. 5, 1895. She was a member of the Clinton First Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Max of Terre Haute and Col. Dale Youmans of the U. S. Medical Corps, Brook Hospital, San Antonio, Tex.; two brothers, Fred Hall of Rockville and Frank Hall of Marshall; and four grandchildren. The body is at the Frist Funeral Home where arrangements are pending. – jlr - Source: Danville (Illinois) Commercial News 24 Sept 1970


George Morton YOUNT died at his home in North side on Monday evening.   Funeral services at the home on Wednesday afternoon at two were in charge of Rev. H. Ray Sigler of the Presbyterian Church.   Burial was at Union Cemetery.  Mr. Yount was born in Parke County, May 21, 1863 and was the son of James and Mary Catherine Yount.  He married Sarah H. Collins June 20, 1883.  To them were born four children: Mrs. Clara Barton of Lebanon, Harry Yount of Waveland, Mrs. Bessie Trout, deceased, and Mrs. Nettie Andrews of Crawfordsville.  He had been a resident of Waveland all his life.  He leaves to mourn his loss the wife, the three children and a step-son, Mack Collins of Peoria, ill; fourteen grandchildren; a brother, John Yount of Russellville; one sister, Mrs. Lavina Nicholson of Independence, Oregon and a host of relatives and friends. - Waveland Independent -- May 29, 1931

John Terry YOUNT, 71 life resident of the Waveland and Milligan communities died Thursday night at his home near Milligan.  He had been ill six days. Mr. Young was born June 23, 1872 at Waveland, the son of John and Mary Yount.  He was married in Waveland Sept 22, 1897 to Irena RITTER who survives, together with a son, Earl, one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Terry and 3 grandchildren, Joyce and Sandra Ann Yount and Sarah Jane Terry.  Mr. Yount was a member of the Modern Woodman and had devoted most of his life in farming.  Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon at the Machledt funeral home with burial at Russellville. - Waveland Independent November 4, 1943

News was received here yesterday morning of the death of Thomas Yount at Mecca at 4 o'clock.  Mrs. Mary Young, John and Mort Yount went over on the 10 train to accompany the body home. He leaves a wife and two children.  He belonged to the Woodmen and Endowment rank K of P. - Waveland Independent, Friday December 2, 1904


“John Alfred YOWELL, son of Reverend Meredith S. and Caroline Leonard Yowell, was born Oct. 1, 1860, near Jessup, Ind., and passed on June 13, 1927, at his Rosedale home, aged 66 years, 8 months and 12 days. He received his education in the common schools of Florida Township, Parke County; was married to America E. Allbright May 27, 1880. To this union was born four children, Lottie, Tom, Morris, and one son, passing in infancy.  He united with the Friendly Grove Church in 1884, being Baptized by his father.. At the time of his death he was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church, having moved his membership when that church was organized.  He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, one daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two daughters in law, one son-in law, one grand-son-in-law, one brother, Latie, the last surviving member of the Rev. M. S. Yowell’s family, and a host of other relatives and friends.  …We feel that our loss was his gain and today he is enjoying the reunion with his little granddaughter, Henrietta Feuquay, who went to the land of unseen realities twenty-five years ago, and together they are basking in sunlight of God’s holy presence.  Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Ephriam Garrigus. Burial in the Rosedlae Cemetery.”  - Rockville Tribune, June 29, 1927


Harmon Alvin ZACHARY, 84, died Tuesday morning at 10:10 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ernest Crowe in Marshall.  He had been in failing health for the past two years, seriously ill 3 months. Born May 8, 1868 near Waveland, the son of Hezekiah and Elizabeth Zachary.  On Sept 1890 he married Cordelia Ann TAGUE in Crawfordsville.  She preceded him in death in 1950. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wesley George of Clinton; Mrs. Harry Forner of Montezuma and Mrs. Ernest Crowe at whose home he died; six grandchildren and 9 greats.  Funeral services for Harmon Zachary were held Thursday at 2:30 o'clock in the Waveland Methodist Church of which he was a member in charge of Rev. Milo Hinckle, pastor of the Marhsall Federated Church, assisted by the Rev. JS White, pastor, assisting.  Mrs. Lowell Spencer played the piano preceding the service.  A duet consisting of his grandchildren sang two selections Beyond the Sunset and After accompanied by Mrs. Lee Zachary of Bloomingdale.  Members of the duet were Curtis George and daughter, Marcella of Indianapolis.  Flower bearers were Mrs. Alva Hunsicker; Mrs. Elby Emmert; Mrs. AG Swanay; Mrs. Ida Reiter; Mrs. Homer Robison; Mrs. TS Banta; Mrs. Thomas Durham; Mrs. Guy Durham; Mrs. William Shular; Mrs. Robert Moore; Mrs. Charles Hannah; Mrs. Charles Barr; Mrs. Fred Myers; Mrs. Charles Moore; Miss Bertha Spencer and Mrs. William Machledt.  Pall bearers were: Paul Perkins; Wallace, Harold and Eugene Tague; Arthur and Floyd Hann.  He was laid to rest beside his wife in Mount Moriah Cemetery. - Waveland Independent, September 18, 1952



Mrs. Zackmire died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Williamson in Marshall on Thursday of last week.  Funeral services were conducted at the home on Friday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Sherrill, of Bloomingdale.  Interment was at the Wolf Creek cemetery.  Mrs. Zachmire (sic) was the mother of Mrs. Alonzo G. Payne and lived for a time in the Peterman house on West Main Street, which she had purchased, until compelled by failing health to go to the house of Mrs. Williamson. - Waveland Independent, December 26, 1919


 Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the DeSutter Funeral Home in Attica for Mrs. Mary Magdalene Hardesty Zenor, age 41, of 600 N. Perry St., Attica, mother-in-law of Mrs. Roy (Jill Davan) Zenor, who died at 9:55 p. m. Thursday, October 5, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she had been a patient one week.   The Rev. J. David Lange officiated. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery.   Mrs. Zenor was born September 14, 1920, at Bridgeton, the daughter of Roy and Blanch Craig Hardesty. She was married March 19, 1939, at Carbon to Claude Zenor, who survives.   Other survivors include her father of Attica; her mother, Mrs. Blanch McKinney of Terre Haute; two sons, Jerry, in college at Washington, D. C., and Roy in college at Terre Haute; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Smith of West Lebanon and Mrs. David Crawford of South Bend; two brothers, Roy of Spencer and Charles E. of New Palestine; two sisters, Mrs. David Law and Mrs. Phil Reinoehl, both of Brazil; three half-brothers, John and Fred Hardesty, both of Carbon and    Kenneth Thompson of Indianapolis; two half sisters, Miss Kay Hardesty of Carbon and Mrs. Eugene Martin of Brazil and two grandchildren. – unknown source - shared by Karen Zach