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DeKalb County, Indiana

Deaths of DeKalb County, Indiana

Thursday, January 27, 1955
Butler Woman Buried Here
    Mrs. Minerval A. Graf, 73, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Willard Underhill, Butler, following an illness of two months.
    Mrs. Graf was born in Edgerton, and had resided the last 46 years in Butler.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
    Surviving in addition to the daughters are her husband, Edward; two brothers, Charles Hiner and Ora Hiner, both of Butler, and three grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Friday in the Johnson Funeral Home in Butler, with the Rev. E.L. Jaycox officiating.  Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery here.
 Submitted by Kate Watson
Thursday, March 9, 1955
Bertha M. Fry Buried Here
    Mrs. Bertha Fry, 60, of Butler, Ind., a former resident of the Edgerton community, died Thursday morning in the Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, where she had been a patient 11 weeks.  She had lived at Butler 16 years.
    Surviving are her husband, James; five sons, James, Wendell, Harvey, Robert and Walter, all of Butler; 10 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Phillips, Mrs. Dorothy Jones and Mrs. Bernadine Jones of Bryan; Mrs. Maxine Flowers, Edon; Mrs. Ann Morris, Wauseon; Mrs. Janet Poe, Hamilton, Ind., and Mrs. Lois Warner, Mrs. Bertha Black and Margaret and Donna Fry, all of Butler; 32 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Kirkland, Phoenix, Ariz., and a brother, Otis Worthington, of Shelby.
    Services were held at the Johnson Funeral Home in Butler at 2 pm Saturday with Rev. Ronald Fox, pastor of the Butler Church of Christ, officiating.
 Submitted by Kate Watson
Thursday, May 29, 1969
Father of Dick Smith Dies In Auburn
    Kenneth D. Smith, 63, the father of Edgerton High School guidance counselor Richard Smith and a resident of Auburn, Ind., died just after noon Friday in the Br. Bonnell M. Souder Hospital in the later city.  Ill for a period of six months, he had been hospitalized for the past four days.
    A native of DeKalb County, he had lived in Auburn for 24 years and was a civil engineer.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Auburn.
    He is survived by his wife, Lucille, a daughter, Margaret, of Angola, and the local son.  Mrs. Smith is librarian ao Eckhart Library in Auburn.
    Final rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Dilgard and Cline Funeral Home with burial in Fairfield cemetery.
Submitted by Kate Watson

Thursday, June 5, 1969
Long Illness Takes Burl Moughler, 87
    Burl Moughler, 87, died at Fountain Manor Nursing Home in Hicksville where he had been a patient for two years.
    Mr. Moughler was born in Wilmington Township, south of Butler.  He lived in Troy Township in Dekalb County, Ind. for 62 years, and was a retired farmer specializing in beef cattle.
    He was a member of the Big Run United Methodist Church.
    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Wagner of Clyde, O., two sons, Olus and Roy Moughler of Troy Township, 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.  His wife Della, died in 1968.  Three other children also preceded him in death.
    Funeral services are today at 2:00 pm in the Big Run Church with the Rev. Guy Jeffers officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    Johnson Funeral Home, Butler, Ind. is in charge of services.
Submitted by Kate Watson
Thursday, June 5, 1969
L. Jennings
    Lester Jennings ws found dead Sunday evening at the home of his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lockwood at Ashley.  His funeral was Wednesday afternoon at Swifts Funeral Home, Hamilton.  He was an uncle to Kenneth Jennigs and Ray and John Sanders.
Submitted by Kate Watson

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