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PHAROS TRIBUNE OBITUARY - 08/18/2005

Ruth A. Graf, 86, of Logansport, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, in  her residence. Born June 2, 1919, in Fort Jennings, Ohio, she was the daughter  of Steward and Metilda Adams. She was married in 1953 in Marion to Adam Graf,  who preceded in death Oct. 18, 2000. Mrs. Graf was a retired meat wrapper for  Corral Supermarket. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790  Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are three daughters, Elsie Collins and her husband,  Avery, Logansport, Etta Putman and her husband, Donald, Nyona Lake, and Shirley  Monroe, Tennessee; one half-brother, Everett Cavanaugh, Lima, Ohio; three  half-sisters, Betty Lindeman, Defiance, Ohio, Arita Feathers,
Wilshire, Ohio,  and Mary Schlatman, Van Wert, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Donald Lee Putman,  Donetta Surface, Debbie Ferzer, Dennis Putman, Vonnet Ward, Dale Weiand, Dwayne  Putman, Mike Weiand and Scott Weiand; several great-grandchildren; and several  nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Harold Adams and Gerald "Fuzzy" Adams, and  four sisters, Ethel Miller, Hazel Gabbart, Patricia Laudick and Edith Smith,  preceded in death. Pastor Andy Weil will officiate at the services. Burial will  be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to11 a.m. Friday in Gundrum  Funeral Home. At the conclusion of visitation, there will be a procession to the  cemetery, where a graveside service will be
held. (Contributed by Francie Ede)

PHAROS TRIBUNE  OBITUARY - 06/24/2006

Services for Albert George Grusenmeyer, 83,  Logansport, will be held at noon Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home. He died Monday,  June 19, 2006, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1922, in St.  Joseph Hospital, Logansport, he was the son of Anthony and Anna Eichinger  Grusenmeyer. He was married in 1972 to Etta Jane Wilkinson Applebee, who  survives, and became stepfather to her eight children, nine grandchildren and  one great-grandchild. Al attended elementary school at St. Joseph Catholic  School and Riley Junior High School. He was a member of the 1941 class of  Logansport High School. Al entered the military service Nov. 6, 1942. He was a  member of the U.S. Army Air Force and served with the 456th Fighter Squadron as  a staff sergeant and a radio operator and mechanic. Al served in the American  Theater and in the Pacific Theater. In 1945, he was stationed in Iwo Jima in  preparation for the invasion of Japan. There were expected to be no survivors.  He was awarded two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Ribbon and a Victory Ribbon. He  was discharged Feb. 18, 1946, and returned to Logansport and the family  business. He was a member of the American Legion Post 60 and Veterans of Foreign  Wars Post 3790. He also was a member of the Logansport Eagles and past president  of the Hoosier Cardinal Camping Club. His service to his parents and  grandparents in the grocery
business began at an early age as a delivery boy and  spudding potatoes in the basement of the grocery store. His lifetime work was at  Grusenmeyer's Grocery and Meat Market working with his brother, Bob, until his  retirement in 1986. In the 80s and 90s, he worked with his pal, Jack Regan, and  others delivering cars for numerous dealerships. During the summer of 1986, the  Grusenmeyers began extensive travels to all 50 states visiting friends,  classmates and family across the country. Their tour of Canada was especially  memorable. Al also enjoyed his train collection, which occupied three rooms of  their basement. During their travels, he visited other train enthusiasts and  shared his hobby.
He was friends with Ann Jones for many years and became a  father figure to her children, Carolyn and Don Jones. Also surviving with his  wife are four grandchildren, Tracy Shidler, Don Albert Shidler, Jason Jones and  Alison Harris; several great-grandchildren; cousin, Bill Grusenmeyer and his  children; sister-in-law, Vera Grusenmeyer; son-in-law, Russell Shidler;  daughter-in-law, Donna Jones; several cousins; nephews, David Grusenmeyer and  Dale Ray; niece, Anne Campbell; three great-nieces; and four great-nephews. Two  brothers, Victor and Robert, and two sisters, Mary Ray and Loretta Helms,  preceded in death. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Mount Hope  Cemetery. Friends
may call from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
(Contributed by Francie Ede)

PHAROS TRIBUNE OBITUARY - 07/23/2004

Services for Mary Alice Ray, 87, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel. She died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at WoodBridge Health Campus. Born May 6, 1917, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Anthony and Anna Ehinger Grusenmeyer. She was married Sept. 30, 1943, in Jacksonville, N.C., to Lewis E. "Bud" Ray Jr., who preceded in death Dec. 21, 1974. Mrs. Ray attended the former St. Joseph's Elementary School, and  was a 1933 graduate of St. Joseph's Commercial High School. She had been employed in the office of Ray's Creamery, the family business. She was a member  of All Saints Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American
Legion  Auxiliaries. Surviving are one son, Dale Ray, St. Joseph, Mich.; one stepson,  Jan Ray and his wife, Leona, Burnettsville; one brother, Al Grusenmeyer,  Logansport; one daughter-in-law, Edna Ray, Perrysburg, Ohio; one sister-in-law,  Vera Grusenmeyer, Kokomo; six grandchildren, Alison Kolber and her husband,  Paul, Matthew Ray, Terry Ray, Angie Alexander and her husband, Jeff, Jennifer  McMeans and her husband, Scott, and Claudine Bernardo and her husband, Dean; six  great-grandchildren, Cassandra Kolber, Erik Kolber, Nicholas Alexander, Kevin  McMeans, Kathleen McMeans and Ryan Bernardo; and a number of nieces and nephews.  One stepson, Lewis E. Ray III, two brothers and one sister preceded in death.  Deacon Juan Rodriguez will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount  Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday in the chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Kroeger  Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Contributed by Francie Ede)

12-20-1899
Rev. M.E. Campion, Well- Known Logansport Priest.
Logansport, IN. Dec.18,1899
The Very Rev. M.E. Campion, rector of St. Vincent de Paul Church, died this morning of heart failure. Though he had been unwell for several days he occupied the pulpit yesterday morning’s services, and his death was altogether unexpected. Yesterday afternoon he showed signs of weakness and early in the night physicians were summoned and gave him hypodermic injections. But his condition became worse and he expired at 6:30 o’clock. He was one of the most widely known men in the Indiana priesthood and was beloved alike by Catholics and Protestants. He had held many offices in Catholic societies, was secretary of the Clerical Benevolent Association for 14 yrs, was made irremovable rector of St. Vincent Church in 1887, was diocesan consulter and served as secretary of the committee on diocesan education exhibit at the world’s fair. He was born in Kilkenny Ireland, Nov 09, 1844, and came to America when one year old. One sister who resided with him survives.

The remains of Mrs. Myrtle Idora Fryerson were taken to Wabash this morning at 7:15 via the Wabash railroad, where the funeral and burial took place.  - Logansport Pharos-Tribune, 01 March 1921, Logansport, Indiana, Page 006, Column 002
(Contributed by James VanDerMark)

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Wolford was held this afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Clary, in Lucerne. - Logansport Pharos-Tribune, 01 March 1921, Logansport, Indiana, Page 006, Column 002
 
(Contributed by James VanDerMark)

The funeral of Mrs. Anna M. Chappelow will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence, 201 Montgomery street, conducted by Rev. W. C. Holmes of the Universalist church.  Internment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. - Logansport Pharos-Tribune, 01 March 1921, Logansport, Indiana, Page 006, Column 002
(Contributed by James VanDerMark)

Date: 1894-12-27; Paper: American Nonconformist
Ira Leazenby, aged 21, the son of Jacob Leazenby, a wealthy farmer of Clymer's station, had his brains dashed out at Logansport, Ind., Monday against a railroad bridge.

Logansport, Ind. Jan. 13—Three old settlers in this county have just died. They are John L Wampler, aged eighty-five; Peter Rugh aged eighty-one, and Isaac Wynn; aged seventy. John L. Sampler was born In Adams county,
Pennsylvania, Jan. 20, 1811 He came to Indiana in 1849 and started a tannery at Peru. He came to this county in 1859, and located, in the woods of Jackson township, where he lived until his death. He was one of the most
wealthy and influential citizens of the county. Peter Rugh was born in Carlisle, In 1815, and came to this city in1830. He  was a carpenter and contractor until eighteen years ago, when he was stricken blind. Since then he has been in the Mercantile business. His wife died about a year ago. Five children survive him: They are Jacob L. Rugh and Mrs. W. L, Dunn, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Henry Snyder, of Kearney, Neb., and Mrs. John A. Horner and Mrs J. H. Wise, of this city.
Indiana Journal Jan 5 1896

Funeral services for William Kite, who died in a Logansport hospital last Friday, were held at 2:30 p. m Sunday, at the residence in this city with Rev. H S. Berger in charge. Burial was made, in the Royal
Centre cemetery. Mr Kite is survived by the widow, 2 daughters and a son.
The Royal Centre Record September 14, 1928

Luther Zinn died died very unexpectedly Sunday night about midnight at his farm home south of Royal Centre. Mr Zinn was sick only a short time with obstruction of the bowels, terminating yo pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, a foster son, a sister in Chicago and one sister and one brother in the west. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Herman E Berry, of Walton. Interment was made in the Royal Centre cemetery.
The Royal Centre Record September 14, 1928

The Royal Centre Cass County September 6 1935
William G. Hoffman Passes Away Friday  At His Home After Illness
William G. Hoffman who has been in ill health from Anemia for several months and who suffered a stroke of paralysis to his left side only a week before, died Friday at his home in Jefferson township.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Crooked Creek church which he always attended. Rev. Virden Graham assisted by Rev. Walter Adams were in charge of the services interment was made in the adjoining cemetery
The deceased leaves a wife, three daughters, Mrs. Gertie Williamson. Mrs. Mary Miller, and Wilma at home and one son Clyde Hoffman of Chicago besides many other relatives

FORMER LOCAL LADY SUFFERS STROKE
Mrs Roe Day of Bunker Hill suffered a stroke Tuesday at that place while attending the funeral services of a friend. Her son Frank Day had just begun to sing a special number when the affliction came to Mrs Day. Her sister Mrs. Cora McLaughlin  of Oak and brothers. Byron and Vern Seward of here were called and left Immediately for her bedside. At press time It Is stated that Mrs Day has never; recovered consciousness and her condition Is critical.
LATER—Mrs. Day died Thursday noon at eleven o'clock. No funeral arrangements have been learned at this time.
The Royal Centre Cass County September 6 1935

Lucerne News
Miss Anna Calahan, 76. formerly a resident of this place was found dead In bed Saturday morning at the Neal Home In Logan sport Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the McCloskey chapel. Burial In Indian Creek cemetery here. Miss Calahan suffered a heart attack. She had been ill for sometlme before her death. Surviving are a sister. Mrs. Martha Hurd of Logansport. and a brother, James Calahan of Fletcher Lake.
The Royal Centre Cass County September 6 1935

MRS. D. M. DAY PASSES AWAY
Mrs, D. M. Day, aged 44, passed away at 11 o'clock this morning. She suffered a cerebral hemorage and had been unconscious since stricken about 6 o'clock Monday evening. Mrs. Day had not been in the best of health for some time
but her death was unexpected and is a shock to her many friends She was a good neighbor and a lovable person and will be missed greatly especially among the young people as she was a mother to them all.
She was born October 16, 1891 at Mt. Ayr. a daughter of Adam and Emma Seward. Those surviving are the husband, the son Frank, and Lois Day. Frank's wife, whom she cherished as her own daughter,  two brothers, Vern and Byron Seward of Royal Centre, three sisters, Mrs. Maude Elijah of Mt Ayr. Mrs. Cora McLaughlin of near Thornhope and Mrs, Lillle Davis of Anderson. One brother and a sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Onward M. E. church and the Pythian Sisters of Bunker Hill.
The body was removed to the Glazier funeral home to be prepared for burial and will be returned to the family residence this evening (Thursday).
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the late residence.
Burial in Springdale cemetery, west of  town.—Bunker Hill Press.
The Royal Centre Cass County September 13 1935

Mrs. Ray Skillen Dies After Long Illness
At Cass County Hospital
Mrs. Verla E. Skillen, 44, wife of Ray Skillen, cashier or the Royal Centre State Bank, died at the Cass county hospital at 1:20 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of several months. Her condlton has been critical for a number of weeks.
Mrs. Skillen was a member of the local Baptist church, the Eastern Star Chapter, the Royal Neighbors and the Home Economics Club.
Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Margaret Ann and Virginia, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schlegelmilch, two sisters. Mrs, F. L. Hoffman of Royal Center, and Mrs. Dewey Feltis of Michigan City: three brothers, John
Schlegelmilch of Michigan City, and Raymond and Robert at home.
Private funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Virdin Graham in charge. Burial was made in the Royal Centre cemetery.
The Royal Centre Cass County September 13 1935

CHARLES SPOTTS OF KEWANNA DIES OF TYPHOID MALARIA
Charles Spotts of Kewanna. husband of a former Royal Centre girl. Miss Lois Swearingen, died at a Rochester hospital Thursday evening where he was taken that morning after a few days' Illness with malaria typhoid fever. He leaves besides the wife, three children. Five sisters and 1 brother, Funeral services were; held Sunday afternoon at the United Brethern church at Fulton. Mr, and Mrs Ralph Swearingen. Roy Swearingen. Mr. and Mrs F. L. Hoffman and Miss Euba Coleman all of this place attended the funeral services.
The Royal Centre Cass County September 27, 1935

Sister of local man dies at home in Hoopeston
Charles Pugh at this place, accompanied by Oscar Pugh, Artie Pugh and Roy Pugh all of Lawton, went to Hoopeston, Ill. Wednesday morning, where they attended funeral services for the former's sister. Charles Musk, 67 that afternoon  Mrs. Mask and family had been planning on spending Sunday with her brother and family here but was stricken with a paralysis of the throat on Friday and died Monday afternoon.
The Royal Centre Cass County September 27, 1935

The funeral of Mrs. Barbara Tacker Pugh was held yesterday afternoon from the residence of her nephew, Harry M. Gottachall, conducted by Rev. E. C. Dunn of the Wheatland Avenue M. E. Church Burial took place in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 3, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

FINAL RITES FOR
REV. Will Clouse
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Dayton, Indiana, for Rev. Will Clouse, who died last week, at Tucson, Arizona. Rev. Earl Moore was in charge of the services. He is the pastor at that place. Burial was made there.
The Royal Centre, Friday, May 4, 1951 Contributed by Candi Horton

The funeral of Jacob Anheier was held from the residence of Arthur Anheier this morning. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 3, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of Mrs. William Banta was held yesterday noon from the residence in Jefferson township, conducted  by Rev. Carpenter of the Universalist church. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 3, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

Mrs. Ida I. Shearer, wife of William I. Shearer, died this morning at 7 o’clock at  The family residence, 129 Wheatland Avenue. Mrs. Shearer was fifty-nine years of Age. She is survived by the husband and one son, Clarence, of this city. Mrs. Shearer was a woman of marked business ability and for a long time was the business manger of the big Shearer ice cream factory which stands on Wheatland Avenue west of the Third street Eel River Bridge.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 3, 1916 Cass County, Indiana
Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of Harry Jones will take place at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, January 6th at the Market Street M. e. church and will be conducted by Rev. Parker of  New Waverly assisted by Rev. W. A. Griest. Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 4, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of J. H. Ulrich will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Market Street M. E. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. A. Greist. Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Contributed by Linda Dietz Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 4, 1916

Mrs. Mary Wendling, widow of Michael Wendling, died this morning at 1 o’clock at the home of her son Edward Wendling, 704 Linden avenue, aged eighty-five years, death being due to the infirmities if old age. She is survived by four sons – Edward and Charles of this city, John of Walton, and George of Coal Creek, Tenn. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence, conducted by Rev. W. D. Zeigler of the English Lutheran church. The remains will be interred in the cemetery at Walton.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 5, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

Jacob Roller died last night at 9 o’clock at the home of his grand-daughter, Mrs. Isel Gaby, corner of Daisy and garden streets, aged eighty-five years. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock from the Dutch Reformed church, about three miles north of Burnettsville, the cortege leaving the residence at 8 a.m.
Contributed by Linda Dietz Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 5, 1916

The funeral of Louise Pauline Day will be held at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning from St. Joseph’s church, conducted by Rev. Father Kroeger. Interment will be made in Mt. St. Vincent.
Contributed by Linda Dietz Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 6, 1916

The funeral of Mrs. John White was held at the Methodist church Wednesday. Rev. Liddle  officiating. Interment in Walton cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 7, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

Robert Montgomery, whose death occurred yesterday at the home of his niece, Mrs. J. F. Campbell, was a caret cleaner by trade, and had reached the age of sixty years. He is survived by his wife and four sons- Forrest, of Detroit; Wilbur of Davy, N. D.; Homer, of Chicago, and Arthur, of Montpelier, O.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 11, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

Oliver P. Hes died this morning at 4:10 at the family residence, 522 Twelfth street, death being due to the infirmities, incident to old age. He is survived by his wife, Julia, five sons- William h, of Marion, Ind.; John, Charles, Frank and Leo of this city, five grandchildren. The remains will be taken to Russiaville for burial.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 11, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of Miss Ethie Forgy will be held tomorrow from the Deer Creek Presbyterian church. Interment will take place in the adjacent cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 11, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of George Mabry, colored, will be held Wednesday afternoon from the residence, 417 ½ Fifth street, conduced by Rev. Taylor of the A.M.E. church. Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 11, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of William Francis Ward will be held tomorrow morning at 7:45 at St. Vincent de Paul church, conducted by Rev. Father Crosson. Burial in Mt. St. Vincent.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 11, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of Patrick C. Gray will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock from St. Vincent de Paul church, conducted by Rev. Father Crosson. Burial in Mt. St. Vincent.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 11, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

The funeral of Mrs. Missouri Beeler was held this afternoon from the undertaking parlors of Tucker, Pierce & Ensterday, conducted by Rev. E. C. Dunn of Wheatland Avenue M. E. church. Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Logansport Pharos- Reporter Jan 11, 1916 Contributed by Linda Dietz

Logansport Pharos- Tribune 1-1-1999pA2
Dorothy Grandstaff
Services for Dorothy Blacksten Grandstaff, 74, of 3901 High Street Road, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Grandstaff died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born May 28, 1924, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Violet Gallaway Blacksten. On July 5, 1941, in Logansport, she was married to Wayne Earl Grandstaff, who died Aug. 6, 1985.
Mrs. Grandstaff was a homemaker.
Surviving are three sons, Timothy Grandstaff and Ronald Grandstaff, both of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Thomas Grandstaff, Indianapolis; two daughters, Judith Cunningham, Alabama, and Debra Fisher, Portage; one sister, Louise Schneeberger, Logansport; one stepbrother, Carl Smith, Twelve Mile; four stepsisters, Marjorie Henson, Rosanna Scott, Phyllis Wicker and Martina Howard, all of Logansport; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pastor Art Maloney will, officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2.p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Susie May Landes
FLORA — Services for Susie May Landes, 99, of 116 S. Sycamore St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Baker Funeral Home.
She died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Milner Healthcare Center, Rossville. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Stephanie K. Baker
Stephanie K. Baker, 33, Logansport, died at 9:04 a.m. Thursday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
HINES
PERU — Services for Earl E. Hines, 82, of 266 Washington Ave., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Cass County. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Kirk
FULTON — Services for Bessie E. Kirk, 75, of 4970W 550S, Kewanna, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fletcher's Lake Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until the time of services today in the church. Zimmerman Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
McQueen
PERU — Services for James E. McQueen, 40, of 574 E. Third St., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
See
DENVER — Services for Lucie M. See, 86, of Rochester, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McClain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Deedsville IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8pm at the funeral home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Logansport Pharos-Tribune 1-3-1999 page A2
 
CHARLES G. TATMAN
FLORA — Private graveside services for Charles G. Tatman, 77, of 815 W. Columbia, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Brookston Cemetery, Brookston.
Mr. Tatman died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1,1999, in the Brethren Healthcare Center.Pastor Bill Godby will officiate at the services.
Reinke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and there will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Feltis
ROYAL CENTER — Services for William "Bill" P. Feltis, 81, of 305 North St., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in  Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery.
Stuart Rose will officiate at the services.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner

Grandstaff Services for Dorothy Blacksten Grandstaff, 74, of 3901 High Street Road, will be held at 2 p.m.. today in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Landes
FLORA — Services for Susie May Landes, 99, of 116 S. Sycamore St., have been rescheduled to 10:30 a.m. Monday in Baker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
See
DENVER — Services for Lucie M. See, 86, of Rochester, have been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in McClain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Deedsville IOOF Cemetery.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner

Bill Spitler
Former Logansport resident Bill Spitler, 71, of Little Rock, Ark., died Dec. 31, in Little Rock. Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Elma B. Robertson
GALVESTON — Elma B. Robertson, 86, formerly of Route 2, died at 6 a.m. Friday at the Brethren Healthcare Center, Flora.
Arrangements are pending at Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Jason E. Hawkins
PERU — Services for Jason E. Hawkins, 19, of 338 W. 13th St., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Main Street United Methodist Church, 81 W. Main St.
Mr. Hawkins died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1,1999, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Old U.S. 24 East, east of Miami County Road 450E.
Dr. Dean Fager will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peru-Miami County YMCA.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Gladys D. Gilliland
ROCHESTER — Services for Gladys D. Gilliland, 95, of 318 W. Fourth St., will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gilliland died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1,1999, in ExtendaCare of Rochester.
The Rev, Don W. Brennenman will officiate at the services. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today and one hour prior to the services Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army or Manitou Training Center.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Gordon Mills
Gordon Mills, 61, of Macy, died Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
William 'Ed' Edward Flora
MONTICELLO — Services for William "Ed" Edward Flora, 69, of 1103 17th Avenue South, Great Falls, Mont., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Miller-Roscka Funeral Home.
Mr. Flora died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26,1998, in Missouri River Manor, Great Falls. The Rev. Frank Hicks will officiate at the services. Burial, with military graveside rites, will be in Burrows Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Florence E.DeHaven
Florence E. DeHaven, 97, formerly of 301 Princeton Lane, died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday in Chase Center. Arrangements are pending at McCloskey-Harnilton-Gundrum Funeral Home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Grace L Altman
MONTICELLO -— Services for Grace L. Altman, 71, of 12636E 450N, Idaville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. Mrs. Altman died at 12:28 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1,1999, in White County Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Alvin Rockey will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Idaville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Daniel F. Oaks
KOKOMO — Daniel F. Oaks, 61, of 220 13th St., Logansport, died at 5:50 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital & Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Ellers Mortuary.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Ruthadell Flora
BURLINGTON — Services for Ruthadell Flora, 80, of 11655W 100N, Kokomo, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Neptune Funeral Home. Mrs. Flora died at 9:58 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1,1999, at St Joseph Hospital and Health Care Center, Kokomo. Born May 12,1918, in Burlington Township, Carroll County, she was the daughter of William H. and Helen Gregory Eller. On July 9,1938, she was married to Carl L. Flora, who preceded in death on Oct. 3, 1981.
Mrs. Flora had worked at Delco Electronics in Kokomo for 25 years, retiring in 1979. A 1936 graduate of Burlington High School, she was a member of Burlington United Methodist Church and belonged to Russiaville Order of Eastern Star #130. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Riggle, Kokomo; three grandchildren, Lisa Sears, Kokomo, John C. Johnson, Gulfshores, Ala., and Shawna Connors, Chicago; three brothers, Billy J., Robert and Richard Eller, all of Bringhurst; and four sisters, Martha Scagnoli, Logansport, Mary Plummer, Kokomo, and Shiela Mann and Karen Atkisson, both of Burlington; and six great-grandchildren.
One great-granddaughter and one greatgrandson preceded in death.
The Rev. Dan Butcher will officiate at the services. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery, western Howard County.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Contributed by Brenda Wiesner
 
Stephanie K. Baker
Services for Stephanie K. Baker, 33, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
She died at 9:04 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31,1998, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.
Born March 12, 1965, in Wichita, Kan., she was the daughter of James and Carol Glendenning Miiller, both of Logansport. Formerly of Wichita, Ms. Baker had been employed at Arby's.
A veteran, she had served with the U.S. Army.
She loved spending time with her daughter, Kesha, and enjoyed flower gardening and doing yard work as well as painting and interior decorating;
Ms. Baker was an auto racing fan and one of the rooms in her home was decorated and referred to as the "racing room." She also was an Indiana University and Chicago, Bulls basketball fan.
Also surviving are her daughter, Kesha Reida, Logansport; her friend, Mavericte. Walters, Logansport; two sisters, Lana Harvey, Lafayette, and Natalie Rogiers, Phoenix, Ariz.; several aunts and uncles; and five nieces and nephews.
One daughter, Tara Rhodes, preceded in death.
Father Donald Gross will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Karing for Kids.
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Calvin Francis
CAMDEN — Services for Calvin Francis, 74, of 1403 S. Washington St., Delphi, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Cree Funeral Home.
Mr. Francis died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2,1999, in ExtendaCare of Delphi.
Born March 4,1924, in Hazard, Ky., he was the son of Thomas and Katie Ward Francis. On Sept. 16,1946, in Hindman, Ky., he was married to Myrtle Toler, who died Sept. 19,1997
A former resident of Rockfield, Mr. Francis was a retired laborer and a member of the Hod Carriers Union.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are four sons, Bob Francis, Logansport, Terry Francis, Delphi, Jerry Francis, Bringhurst, and John Francis, Rockfield; three daughters, Regina McVay, Twelve Mile, Betty Hughes, Kokomo, and
Joyce Ann, Kentucky; two sisters, Maggie Garrett, Pataskala, Ohio, and Bootsie Tussy, Westwood, Ky.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Pastor Bob Cree.will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Rockfield IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home.
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Gordon Mills
Services for Gordon Mills, 61, of 5975S 250E, Macy, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Mills died at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2,1999, in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born Oct. 28,1937, in Cass County, he was the son of Pearl Edward and Vera Pauline Scott Mills. On May 5,1968, in Logansport, he was married to Barbara March, who survives.
Mr. Mills was employed at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Kokomo.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patty Mills and Lisa Wallace, both of Macy; two brothers, Merrill D. Mills, Brookville, Fla.,
and Donovan L. Mills, Logansport; four sisters, Helen I. Purcell, Indianapolis, Vivian Y. Berkshire, Royal Center, Virginia M. Burrows,
Campbell, Texas, and Naomi M. Frogge, Greenville, Texas; and one granddaughter, Alexl Wallace, Macy.
Two sisters' preceded in death.
Dr. Bryan-Clemens will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Metea Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel.
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Helen Margaret Michael St., died.at 3:13 a.m. Sunday in Logansport Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
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Billy Gene Spitler Sr.
Billy Gene Spitler Sr., 71, formerly of Cass County, died Thursday at his residence in Little Rock, Ark. Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
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Forrest E.Wilson
ROYAL CENTER — Services for Forrest E. Wilson, 84, of 2904S U.S. 35, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Lucerne. Mr. Wilson died at 2:54 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. .
Born Feb. 16,1914, in Fulton County, he was the son of Roy T. and Helen Burton Wilson. On June 24,1939, in Kewanna, he was married to Edith T. Weaver, who survives.
He was a 1933 graduate of Lucerne High School. Mr. Wilson retired from Conrail, where he was a crew dispatcher. He also had worked at RBM.
He was parishoner of St.Elizabeth Catholic Church, Lucerne.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Knights of Columbus, both of Logansport; the Elks Lodge in Venice, Fla., and the Rochester Moose Lodge.
Mr. Wilson enjoyed fishing, playing golf and attending monthly railroad retirement breakfasts. Also surviving are two brothers, Ralph E. Wilson, Logansport, and Harold D. Wilson, Lucerne.
Two sisters preceded in death. Father Donald R. Gross will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
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See
DENVER — Services for Lucie M. See, 86, of Rochester, have been rescheduled a second time at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mc-
Clain Funeral Home, Burial will be in Deedsville IOOF Cemetery.
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Landis
MONTICELLO —Services for Henry Joseph Landis II, 46, of 5140 E, Bay Front Court, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Miller-Roscka Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverview IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 8 am Tuesday in the funeral
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William Schmidt
WINAMAC—William Schmidt, 19, of Ora, died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3,1999, in Letters Ford. Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary.
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Hawkins
PERU — Services for Jason E. Hawkins, 19, of 338 W: 13th St.,.will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Main Street United Methodist Church, 81 W. Main St. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.
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W.FIora
MONTICELLO — Services for William "Ed" Edward Flora, 69, of 1103 17th Avenue South, Great Falls, Mont., will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Miller-Roscka Funeral Home. Burial, with military rites, will be in Burrows Cemetery.
Friends may call.after 8 a.m. today in the funeral home.
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R. Flora
BURLINGTON — Services for Ruthadell Flora, 80, of 11655W100N, Kokorno, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Neptune Funeral Home; Burial will be in South Union Cemetery, western Howard County.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
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Feltis
ROYAL CENTER — Services for William "Bill" P. Feltis, 81, of 305 North St., have been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery.
Friends may callfrom 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday in the funeral home. home.
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Baker
Services for Stephanie K. Baker, 33, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
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Florence E. DeHaven
Services for Florence E. DeHaven, 97, formerly of 301 Princeton Lane, will be held at 10a.m. Wednesday in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home:
Mrs. DeHaven died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2,1999, in Chase Center.
Born April 14,1901, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Frank H. and Mary Alice Miller Carney. On Feb. 5,1920, in Logansport, she was married to Clifford J. DeHaven, who died Feb. 19,1972.
A homemaker, Mrs. DeHaven had lived in Clinton and Washington townships before moving to Logansport in 1969. ; She was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
She also was a member of the Myra Gordon Circle, the Owl Club, the Washington Township Extension Homemakers Club and the Niddee Shrine Guild. .
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law; Wayne A. and Joan DeHaven, Logansport; one sister, Josephine Cookeriy, Kendallville; one grandson, Stanley J. DeHaven and his wife, Kathleen, Logansport; two granddaughters, Jane A. Carbaugh and her husband, Charles, and Nancy DeHaven, all of Logansport; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded in death. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Wind United Methodist Church. Logansport Pharos-Tribune 1-5-1999 Page A2
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Gordon Mills
Services for Gordon Mills, 61, of 5975S 250E, Macy, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Mills died at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2,1999, in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Born Oct. 28,1937, in Cass County, he was the son of Pearl Edward and Vera Pauline Scott Mills. On May 4,1968, in Logansport, he was married to Barbara March, who survives.
Mr. Mills was employed at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Kokomo.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patty Mills and Lisa Wallace, both of Macy; two brothers, Merrill D. Mills, Brookville, Fla., and Donovan L. Mills, Logansport; four sisters, Helen I. Purcell, Indianapolis, Vivian Y. Berkshire, Royal Center, Virginia M. Bums, Campbell, Texas, and Naomi M. Frogge, Greenville, Texas; and one granddaughter, Lexi Wallace, Macy.
Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Dr. Bryan Clemens will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Metea Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel.
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Helen Margaret Michael
Services for Helen Margaret Michael, 75, of 612 Culbertson St., will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Michael died at 3:13 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3,1999, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born May 26,1923, in Star City, she was the daughter of Darwin and May Miller Follette. On July 29,1939, in Pine Village, she was married to Robert G. Michael, who died Aug. 12, 1983. A homemaker, Mrs. Michael was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Logansport Lions Club and the Eagles Auxiliary. Surviving are five sons and four daughters-in-law, James and Lynn Michael, Raleigh, N.C., Walter and Rita Michael, Peru, and Richard C. and Chris Michael, David Michael and William and Linda Michael, all of Logansport; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Ben Yantis and Betty and Bill Friskey, all of Logansport, Mary Klinckhamer, Reynolds, and
Sandra and Dan Barrett, Wolcott; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. One sister, Vera Mae Yocum, preceded in death.
The Rev. Mark Berg will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
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Jerry L.Shoff
WEST LAFAYETTE
— Services for Jerry L Shoff, 62, of 107 Lorene Place, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway.
Mr. Shoff died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2,1999, in St. Elizabeth Hospital Jerry L. Shoff
Bom July 1,1936, in Lafayette, he was the son of Glenn and Eilleen Shoff, who survive in Flora.
Mr. Shoff retired from Wilson Foods in Logansport and also worked at Simpson Amoco in West Lafayette.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are three daughters, Tammy Wilkinson; Logansport, and Vicki Simpson and Kimberly Case, both of Lafayette; two sons, Ricky Shoff and Christopher Shoff, both of Lafayette; one brother, Dean Shoff, Lafayette; his twin sister, Connie McCracken, Monticello; and 12 grandchildren.
Father Dan Gartland will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Flora
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.
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Larry Lee 'N9TAB' Richey
WABASH— Services for Larry Lee "N9TAB" Richey, 55, of 23 Northcliff Drive, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel, 1177 Manchester Ave.
Mr Richey died at 9:57 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3,1999, in Wabash County Hospital.
Born July 14,1943, in Maripn, he was the son of John David and Ruth Ann Ancil Richey.
His mother survives in Marion: On April 23,1965, he was married to Jean Kaye Kailor, who died Aug. 19,1994. On April 7,1998, in Gatlinburg, tenn., he was married to Kathy Rice Wright, who survives.
Mr. Richey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1961 to 1964.
He was a 1961 graduate of Marion High School and a graduate of Indiana Purdue in Kokomo.
He had been a product engineer at the Ford Meter Box Company in Wabash for the last 14 years. He also had taught at Ivy Tech State College in Logansport.
He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Wabash and was an A.W.A.N.A. group leader at Royal Center Baptist Church.
He also was a member of the Wabash American Legion and a past president of the Huntingdon HAM. Club.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry Lee Richey II, South Bend, and David Warren Richey, La Fontaine; one stepson, Jordan Ellis
Wright, Wabash; one brother, Robert Richey, Anderson; and three grandchildren.
Pastor James Stevanus will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Aline Agnes Rafter
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Graveside services for Aline Agnes Rafter, 92, of Columbus, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Rafter died Sunday, Jan. 3,1999, in Riverside Hospital.
She was married to Erhardt Rafter, who preceded in death.
Surviving are her children, Martin and Phyllis Rafter, George and Janice Rafter and Maxine Rafter; her sisters, Josephine Hankee and Cele Cormier; and grandchildren, Kathleen, Sherry, Kelly, Jennifer, Richard and Douglas. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road.
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Mary Agnes Kennedy
CAMDEN—Services for Mary Agnes Kennedy, 97, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Cree Funeral Home. She died at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in Brethren Healthcare Center, Flora. Bom Nov. 14,1901, in Liberty Township, Carroll County, she was the daughter of John Cecil and Daisy Bennett Kennedy.
She was a 1919 graduate of Camden High School. In 1923 she received a bachelor's degree from Purdue University. In 1971, she retired as a laboratory technician from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville, III., after 48 years of service.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Camden.
She also was a member of the Chi Omega-Chi Beta Chapter at Purdue University, the American Society for Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, the Y.W.C.A. of Danville and the Audubon Society of Danville. She also was a life member of the Purdue Alumni Association.
She had traveled to England, Scotland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and took several tours with the National Audubon Society. She traveled by car to all of the New England states and most of the other states as well.
She played on the Chi-Omega Inter-fraternity basketball team at Purdue for three consecutive seasons. The team was champion of the university.
She also played tennis, was active in basketball, bowling, swimming at the Y.W.C A and enjoyed sailing at Lake Vermillion.
She won the Marathon Walk Race, which was conducted by the Commercial News and American Red Cross Life Saving Corps-Adult Division. Surviving are one sister, Katheryn Weinberger, Flora; and two cousins, Mary E. McKeever, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Helen L Pirtie, Sarasota, Fla.
One sister, Margaret Kennedy, preceded in death.
The Rev. Chuck Compton will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
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Elma B. Robertson
GALVESTON — Services for Elma B. Robertson, 86, formerly of Route 2, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel.
Mrs. Robertson died at 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1,1999, in the Brethren Home in Flora. Born July 26,1912, she was the daughter of Leslie and Pearl Wine Hausenfluck. On Aug. 31,1938, she was married to Paul Eugene Robertson, who died Sept. 15,1980. Mrs. Robertson was a 1930 graduate of Young America High School and a 1934 graduate of Manchester College.
She was a school teacher from 1935 to 1976, teaching mostly for the Southeastern School Corporation.
She was a member of Flora Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three sons, Dick Robertson, Indianapolis, Stan Robertson, Monroe City, and Tom Robertson, Galveston; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Two brothers and one sister preceded in death
The Rev. John Rhodes will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Center U.B. Cemetery, Young America.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.
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R. Wilson
ROCHESTER — Services for Russell Wilson, 83, of 1241 W. Sixth St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Zimmerman
Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before the services Wednesday in the funeral home.
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F.Wilson
ROYAL CENTER — Services for Forrest E. Wilson, 84, of 2904S U.S. 35, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church,
Lucerne. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
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Henry Joseph Landis II
MONTICELLO — Services for Henry Joseph Landis II, 46, of 5140 E. Bay Front Court, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Miller-Roscka Funeral Home.
Mr. Landis died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at 14089 Marilyn Terrace, Orland Park, III.
Born Aug. 23,1952, in Dalton, III., he was the son of Richard and Bonita Harris Landis. On July 20,1985, he was married in Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church,
Monticello, to Ingrid Williamson, who survives. Mr. Landis, a corporate engineer, worked for the family business, Landis Plastics.
He and his wife had two homes, one in Orland Park , and one in Monticello.
He attended Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello and was a member of St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church, Orland Park.
Mr. Landis had attended Moraine Valley Community College.
An avid hunter, he was a member of Pheasants Forever and the SAFE CLUB (Sportsman Acting For Environment), serving as president for two years. He also was a pilot.
Also surviving are his parents, of Burr Ridge, III.; one daughter, Lauren Landis, at home; one stepdaughter, Shana, at home; six brothers, Richard Landis, of California, Gregg and James Landis, both of Orland Park, David Landis, Payless, III., Russell Landis, Oak Lawn, III., and Edward Landis, Monticello; one sister, Yvonne Landis, Orland Park; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Stephen E. Koenig will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Riverview IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
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See
DENVER — Services for Lucie M. See, 86, of Rochester, have been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday in McClain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Deedsville IOOF Cemetery. Mills
Services for Gordon Mills, 61, of 5975S 250E, Macy, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Metea Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel.
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Feitis
ROYAL CENTER — Services for
William "Bill" P. Feitis, 81, of 305 North St., have been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. today in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home,
Royal Center Chapel. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery.  Friends may call until the time of services today in the funeral home. DeHaven
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Services for Florence E. DeHaven, 97, formerly of 301 Princeton Lane, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home. Burial will, be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
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MONTICELLO — Services for Grace L. Altman, 71, of Idaville, have been rescheduled for i:30 p.m. Wednesday in Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. Burial will be in Idaville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
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August BING [unclear: could be Birg], Superintendent of the Logansport Brewery Company, died very suddenly of hemorrhage of the lungs. He was aged sixty, and a German of wealth and influence.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 10 December, 1890


The Banker Hill Murder Case
LOGANSPORT, Ind., Jan 9.—The trial of William Fitzgerald, charged with the murder of Quincy Bebee, a fourteen-year-old boy of Bunker Hill, Ind. was begun this morning in the Cass Circuit Court before Judge Chase, the case coming to the county on a change of venue from Miami county.
Last October a trainboy on the Panhandle Railroad, while awaiting connections at Bunker Hill, discovered the body of the murdered boy lying in a shed near the railway station. His neck had been broken and the prints of boot heels on his abdomen indicated that he had been brutally killed. The death was surrounded by mystery for some days. It then "developed that the deceased had last been seen with William Fitzgerald, a dissolute character of that neighborhood, who had but recently been released from the Columbus penitentiary. The two had been drinking together, and were in a state of Intoxication. Detective Silas; Morgan, of this city, took up the case, and with the assistance of the father of the murdered boy captured Fitzgerald hiding in the woods about six miles from Bunker Hill. two weeks after the murder. With Fitzgerald was a tramp, who gave the name of Edwards. This man related that Fitzgerald had told him he had kicked a man to death. The two were taken to the jail of Peru, the tramp being held as a witness.
Date: 1898-12-28;  Paper: Indiana State Journal

The Royal Centre Record Jan 10 1936
DEATH OF MRS. CANNON
Mr. and Mrs U G. Brown of north of town received word Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Rhoda Cannon, wife of Rev. H. H. Cannon, a former minister of the West Union church. Mrs, Cannon was 79 years and 11 months, and passed away at her home in Knox. Funeral services were held Thursday. Rev. Gannon preceded her in death bout 7 years ago.

DEATH OF   FORMER RESlDENT
Word has been received by Mrs. Jennie Kramer, of the death of her sister-in-law, Aggie Kramer, wife of Clem Kramer which occurred Dec 16 at her home in Santiago, Cal. Burial was made at that place. Mr. and Mrs. Kramer resided just at the south edge of this city until about 20 years bro when they went to California to make their home. Mr. Kramer Is a brother of the late Will Kramer.
The Royal Centre Record Jan 10 1936

The Royal Centre Record Jan 31, 1936
FORMER RESIDENT DIES. BURIED HERE
Mrs. Mae Lavender, aged 47 years, wife of Arthur Lavender, at Gary. Indiana passed away at the Mercy hospital in Gary last Friday, Jan. 24th. Besides the husband, she is survived by one son. Delbert, also of Gary, and several sisters and brothers. Burial was in the Cllne cemetery at Royal Centre. Monday morning. Mrs Randolph Floyd is a sister of the deceased and relatives from a distance spent several hours with Mr. and M.s. Floyd before returning to their homes.

Russel Jump passed away at his home In Star City. Saturday evening. He has been ill but a Short time from a heart ailment.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Schweder, children. Miss Alice Jump of Chicago. Mrs. Myrtle Nichols of Logansport,  Mr. and Mrs. H Jump of Winamac.
The Royal Centre Record Jan 31, 1936

Hyldred Beck Spitler Willis

Graveside services for Hyldred Beck Spitler Willis, 103, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Center Cemetery, near Young America.
She died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where she resided since 1996.
Born Nov. 16, 1901, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Clement and Rose Lenon Beck, a prominent pioneer family. She was married in 1921 to C. Everett Spitler, who preceded in death in 1946. She was married in 1949 to John Willis, of Knightstown, who preceded in death in 1966.
Hyldred was active in the Frankfort Parent Teacher Association before moving with her family to Greenfield. While there, she worked at Goodman's Department Store and the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company during World War II.
In 1949, she was active in Knightstown local civic clubs and the Knightstown United Methodist Church. In 1966, Mrs. Willis became treasurer of Knightstown United Methodist Church until retiring in 1986 at 85 years of age.
Surviving are two children, Wendell Spitler, Greenfield, and Rosemary Spitler Grabhorn, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; stepchildren, David Willis, Lake Placid, Fla., and Ana Mae Willis Walker, Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 17 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Pastor John Newman will officiate at the services Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Transcribed by Erica Beatty Pharos-Tribune - Sep/9/2005

Name of Deceased: Frazer, George
Obit: NALS 25 Oct 1872 p4 c4: Alex. McKane shot and fatally wounded George Frazer, at Walton, Cass County, on the 8th inst. Walton was arrested.
County Name: Cass State: IN
Newspaper: New Albany Ledger Standard
Submitters Name: spc

Name of Deceased: Donaldson, John
Obit: NALS 8 Nov 1872 p4 c5: The following is from the Logansport Pharos: John Donaldson was found dead in the Toledo, Wabash and Westen Railway canal bridge yesterday morning. His head was terribly bruised, and one of his arms was badly mangled. The accident occurred sometime during the night. He was a single man, but had an aged mother dependant on him for support. About $175 in currency and a gold watch were found on his person.
County: Cass State: IN
Newspaper: New Albany Ledger Standard
Submitters Name: spc

[Illegible] His Sweetheart. They Quickly Fired Two Bullets in His Breast and Died
LOGANSPORT, Ind- Oct. 15.—Charles Warde a -well-known young man about town, employed in the Howe plow-handle factory, shot and fatally injured his sweet-heart, Laura Bopp, shortly after 6 o'clock to-night. He then shot himself twice and died instantly. The shooting: took place at the residence of Gotlieb Shaffer, local agent for the Indianapolis Brewing Company, at which place the girl has been employed as a servant Warde and Miss Bopp have been lovers for three years and their friends supposed that they were soon to be married. For several weeks this summer Miss Bopp visited friends at Lansing, Mich., and during her absence Warde began drinking, so that on her return this week she broke off the engagement and refused to see him. Last evening Warde called at the house and asked her to take a walk  She refused and he then asked her to step down to the gate, which she also refused to do. Both were standing at the rear door of the house and on her second refusal to accompany him Warde drew a revolver and flred two shots at the girl. The first struck her just below the right lung, the ball lodging near the  spine.  The second  shot  missed its mark and lodged in the door frame. Then turning the weapon on himself, Warde fired twice, both shots entering his breast he fell and died at the girl's feet.  Miss Bopp was taken in the house and physicians were called. They were unable to locate the bullet and gave little promise of her recovery. Miss Bopp is eighteen years old and well thought of by a large circle of friends. Warde was twenty-seven years old and a general favorite among a large number of acquaintances.
Date: 1897-10-20; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Logansport—Mrs. Ella Smith, wife of Wm. Smith, living on Railroad Street, died suddenly last night under circumstances sufficiently suspicious to warrant an investigation by the coroner. The jury, after viewing the body and hearing the evidence of several persons, returned a verdict that the deceased came to her death by an abortion performed by parties unknown. The dead woman was about twenty years old, and had been married little more than a year.
New Albany Ledger-Standard. August 15, 1878. P 1 c 2.

HENSLEY—Near Lincoln, Cass County, lnd, on the 29th of January, Joseph W. Hensley, is the 63th year of his age.
Date: 1872-01-30;  Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette

Elizabeth Jane Harner
Obit: Logansport Pharos Tribune - Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana - Thursday, April 17, 1947
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Elizabeth Harner Succumbs Wednesday
Elizabeth Jane Harner, 85, of 2210 Spear street, died at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph hospital where she was admitted Sunday after a fall in her home.
The daughter of William and Mary Gaddis Harner, she was born in Clay township, Carroll County, on Jan 13, 1861. She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
Surviving are: a son, Burton, city: four grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Chase-Miller chapel with the Rev. R. E. Vance in charge. Burial will be made in Pyrmont, Indiana.
The body remains at the Chase-Miller funeral home.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Burial: Pyrmont Cemetery - Pyrmont, Carroll Co., Indiana County Name: Logansport, Cass County State: IN
Newspaper: Logansport Pharos Tribune Date: 17 Apr 1947

S. H. Harris Succumbs In Logansport Cell, Where Taken When Ill .
LOGANSPORT, Ind., Nov. 20.—S. H. Harris, a wealthy resident of Argos, Ind., died In the County Jail here tonight. Harris was on a Wabash Valley traction car, coming to this city from Peru this afternoon. He was taken sick, and, the conductor believing him to be drunk, had the police meet the car here and Harris was taken to the jail. Two hours later he died of heart failure.
The Indianapolis Star Sunday November 21, 1909

CASS COUNTY PIONEER DIES.
"Uncle Billy" Bolt, Famous Indiana Midget, Called to Rest.
LOGANSPORT, Ind, Nov. 20.—"Uncle Billy" Bolt, 70 years old, a pioneer resident of the county, died at the County Poor Farm this afternoon. He was one of Indiana's famous midgets, being but four feet tall and in late years, when bowed with age, standing but a little more than three feet.
The Indianapolis Star Sunday November 21, 1909

LOGANSPORT, Ind., Aug 6 —Maj Moses M Gordon, former United States Army surgeon and aid to Gen Foster during the civil war died at his home here today. He raised a company of Carnahan Guards and served as captain of the company As United States Army surgeon, he served among the Indians In Nebraska from 1870 to 1874 He was born in Dayton O.
The Indianapolis Star Thursday August 7 1913

Cass Co
JASORKA
Lena Jasorka, wife of Otto Jasorka, died yesterday afternoon at 12:15 at the residence at 410 W. Linden avenue at the age of 32 years.
She is survived by her husband and three children, Robert, aged six, and twin daughters, Mary Margaret and Elizabeth Jane, aged five years; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scherer; four sisters; Mrs. George Kroeger of Gary, Ind., Hattie, Bertha and Helen Scherer of this city, and a brother Carl Scherer, Jr., of Bemerton, Washington, Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
The Logansport Morning Press March 3 1922

BLACKSTEN.
Elizabeth Blacksten, year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Blacksten, of 503 Mobley street, died yesterday morning at 10:00 o'clock. She is survived by her parents and a brother Robert.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery.
The Logansport Morning Press March 3 1922

HERD.
The funeral of George Herd will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence at 8:15 North Third street under the auspices of the local post of the G. A. R. All members of the post are requested to meet at the hall at 1 o'clock this afternoon to go to the home in a body. Burial will take place in Mt. Hope cemetery.
The Logansport Morning Press March 3 1922

POLLY.
The funeral of William C. Polly will be held this morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Killian & McCloskey chapel conducted by Rev. E. L.. Myers. Burial in the Harper cemetery.
The Logansport Morning Press March 3 1922

LEFFERT.
The funeral of Mrs. Kate Leffert was held yesterday afternoon. Interment was made in St. Vincent cemetery.
The Logansport Morning Press March 3 1922

L A. ROSE.
The funeral of John LaRose was held yesterday afternoon. Burial took place in the Bethel cemetery
The Logansport Morning Press March 3 1922


FRANCIS HART STUART. M.D., L.I. -Class of 1871 – Hosp. Coll., 1873; A.M., Hamilton, 1877. B. 29 July, 1846, Logansport, Ind. Physician. Lect., Obst., L.I. Coll. Hosp., 1874-80. Mem. Am. Acad. Medicine. D. 4 Sept., 1910, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.




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