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Kosciusko County, Indiana
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Obit: Mrs. Orpha Zent, 87, died Tuesday (28 Oct 1952) evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Ladd, of Warsaw. She had been ill for eight weeks. She was born in Kosciusko county Aug. 28, 1865 to John L. and Emiline (Hatfield) Anderson. She was a resident of Palestine for many years. She was a member of the Palestine Christian Church. The husband, John Zent, preceded her in death in 1944. A daughter also preceded her in death. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Lena Ladd, Warsaw; one son, Lloyd Zent, west of Mentone; one sister, Mary Zent, of Etna Green; two brothers, Harvey Anderson and Noah Anderson, of near Bourbon; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Friends may call at the Reed Funeral Home after 9:00 p.m. Thursday until time of the service. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Palestine Christian Church. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. ( Name of Deceased: Orpha Zent Newspaper: Northern Indiana Co-op News Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

Obit: Mrs. Lloyd Zent, 70, died at her home west of Mentone, Sunday (8 May 1955) at 5 a.m. of carcinoma, following an illness of two years. Born near Warsaw May 23, 1884, she was the daughter of William and Sophia Sharp Ames and was a lifelong resident of this and the Warsaw community. Dec. 17, 1904, she wasmarried to Lloyd Zent who survives. She was a member of the Mentone Baptist church. Other survivors include two sons, Earl of Mentone, and Orton of Rochester, five grandchildren and two great grand children. Funeral services were held in the Mentone Baptist Church ( Name of Deceased: Blanche Ames Zent Newspaper: Mentone Co Op News Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

Obit: Mrs. Lura Bedell Zent, age 43, wife of Charles E. Zent, 1001 South 23d. street, River Park, died this morning [Aug 29, 1924] at 2:30 o'clock following an illness of five weeks. She was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, Oct. 26, 1880, and came to this city from Warsaw, Ind., 16 years ago. Surviving are her husband, whom she married in Mentone, Ind., May 8, 1901; two sons, Thurlo M. and L. Dale Zent; and one brother, H. G. Bedell, of River Park. The funeral of Mrs. Charles E. Zent, 1001 South 23d street, was held this morning at 10 o'clock at the residence. Rev. Robert Ross-Shannon, of the River Park Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial was in Riverview cemetery. ( Newspaper: South Bend Tribune Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

Name of Deceased: Nellie L Christian Zent Newspaper: Rochester Sentinel and Pharos Tribune Obit: Nellie L. Zent, 75, 7611 E. 600 North, Rochester, died at 12:10 a.m. today [Dec 31, 2003] at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Born in Kosciusko County [Aug 19, 1928] to Charles M. and Agnes Taylor Christian, she lived in the Mentone area her entire life. She married Kermit M. Zent in Mentone on July 22, 1951. He survives. She was a homemaker and a cook at  Talma Junior High School and Teel's Restaurant, Mentone. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mentone. Survivors include her husband, Kermit M. Zent, Rochester; two daughters, Sharon and husband Dan Flenar, Columbia City, Susan Dickover and friend Allen Jones, Tipton; five grandchildren, Scott Jones, Marisa Jones, Sarah and husband Matthew Rose, Amanda Flenar, Adam Flenar; and one great-grandson, Greg Rose. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Ray Christian, and one sister, Ruby Stackhouse. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Revs. Tim Wheeler and Joe Olson officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Mentone. (Rochester Sentinel)

Services for Nellie L. Zent, 75, of Rochester, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in King Memorial Home. She died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Kosciusko Community Hospital Emergency Room. The Rev. Tim Wheeler and Rev. Joe Olson will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Mentone. (Pharos Tribune) (Contributed by Ida Maack Recu)

Obit: Joseph Bybee, age 85 years, one of the most highly respected and oldest citizens of Newcastle township, passed away at his country home, Friday, July 9th, 1937 after an illness of two years. Mr. Bybee was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, January 19, 1852, a son of Nathan and Susan (Blue) Bybee. He had been a resident of Fulton and Kosciusko counties all his life with the exception of a few years residence in Greeley, Colorado, where the family moved temporarily for the heath of his son. Mr. Bybee was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist Church near Mentone and the Mentone Baptist Church for more than seventy years. He was united in marriage to Lydia Haimbaugh in 1872 to whom were born two children, Rudy (Bybee) who died in 1908 and a daughter, who died in infancy. He leaves two granddaughters, Mrs. Mildren Bybee Goodman, and Mrs. Elma Bybee Zent, both of near Mentone; three great-grandchildren, Marilyn (Goodman) and Roger Goodman and Kermit Zent. Also a sister, Phoebe Jane Shoemaker of Talma and two half-sisters, Cynthia Eherenman of South Bend and Alma Eherenman of Ft. Wayne, and other relatives and a host of friends. A sister, Mrs. Hannah Bryant passed away two weeks ago. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 11th, 1937 at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church in Mentone, Rev. Squibbs, a former pastor, officiating. (Contributed by Ida Maack Recu)

Obit: Velva Verl, aged 22 years, 6 months and 18 days, youngest daughter of Orla and Anna Hudson died May 10, 1920. She was born Oct. 22, 1897. Taking advantage of the educational opportunities afforded her, she was more than able to give a good account of her early training. She never was strong in body, which made her life's work the more difficult to perform. Being possessed with a will that never tired, she strived onward and upward until the end, which came at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gaylord Doran, Flint, Michigan.She graduated from the grade schools when quite young and was a member of the class of 1916 of the Mentone High School. She also had special training in higher institutions of learning. She was engaged as an instructor in our public schools for three years and preformed the work with credit to herself and to the benefit of her pupils. She labored in the schools of Hastings, Atwood and Talma. Many friends in all of these places mourn her departure from this life. Her last work was with the Buick Automobile Co., Flint, Mich., where she had a position in the official department. At the age of 11 years she was united with the Center U. B. church under the pastorate of Rev. Noah McCoy and always was a faithful and active member. ( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

Obit: Mabel E. Rickel, 86, lifetime resident of the Palestine area, died at noon August 29, 1980 at the Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw.She was born near Harrison Center August 1, 1894 (correct date, 03/01/1893) to Orla and Annie E. (Sensibaught) Hudson. In 1919 she married Gaylord Doran. Her husband was a cashier at the Burket bank, while she was an assistant cashier. Following his death, she remarried on November 6, 1941 to William (Bert) Rickel, who also preceded her in death. For many years, Mrs. Rickel was a teacher in small one-room school houses in the county. She was also a member of the Burket United Methodist Church. Survivors include one sister, Hazel B. Linn, of Mentone and two brothers, Howard Hudson, Etna Green, and Lawrence Hudson, Warsaw. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Services were held at 1:30 Tuesday at the King Memorial Home with Rev. Don Poyser officiating. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery. ( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

Obit: Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone for Hazel Linn, 90, who died at 6:40 a.m. Monday [March 10, 1986] in the Lakeland Loving Care Center, Milford. The Rev. Lester Taylor will officiate, and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.She was born Oct. 6, 1895 near Mentone to Orla and Annie Sensibaugh Hudson, and was a lifetime area resident. On Oct. 6, 1913, near Warsaw, she was married to Oscar Ray Linn, who died Sept. 6, 1959. An antique dealer in Mentone, she was a member of the Postcard Club of Goshen and the Button Club of Warsaw, and had written articles for an antique magazine, "The Tri-State Trader." She was also a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, Anthony Nigo Chapter of DAR, Sodales Club, Kosciusko County Historical Society and the Mentone Reading Club, and she was a charter member of the Bell Museum. Surviving are two sons, Merl, Goshen, and Leo, Dunlap; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lawrence, Warsaw. ( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

Obit: Mrs. Eldora Zent, age 48, 722 East LaSalle avenue, died at her home Saturday following an illness of two weeks. She was born in Burkett, Ind., July 1874 and had been a resident of South Bend 15 years, coming here from Warsaw, Ind. She is survived by her husband, Claude Zent; two children, Alvia, Mishawaka; Floyd, Lester, and two sisters, Rena Lynn and Larna Lynn, both of Burkett. She was married Aug. 24, 1895 at Burkett. Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. M. M. Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. ( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

Obit: Mrs. John Linn died last Thursday [June 14, 1923] at her home in Burket. Mrs. Linn was the mother of Ray Linn of Mentone. Besides the son Ray, she leaves a son Samuel in Montana; three daughters, Lena and Olive at home, and Mrs. Ralph Hively in Montana. The funeral was held Sunday at Burket. ( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )


Obit: Leo Linn, 86, formerly of C.R. 45, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 9, 2004) at Elkhart Rehabilitation Center, where he had lived for two months. He was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Burket to Oskar Ray and Hazel (Hudson) Linn. He married Dorothy Warren on April 23, 1935, in Warsaw. She died Feb.4, 1994. He married Pauline Brown on May 21, 1999, in Goshen. She survives along with five daughters, Pamela (Charles) Franks, Theresa (Gene) Berger, and Brenda (Marvin) Downing, all of Goshen, Deborah (Donald) Baughman of Elkhart and Karen (Arthur) Raupp of Apache Junction, Ariz.; three sons, Warren (Diana) Linn and Leon (Eleanore) Linn, both of Elkhart, and Larry (Mary) Linn of Deming, N.M.; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, He was preceded in death by one brother, Merl Linn. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, where the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Jim Williams of Calvary Assembly of God will officiate. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Mr. Linn graduated in 1935 from Mentone High School, where he played baseball and basketball. He worked as an upholsterer in the mobile home industry. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a gunner aboard the S.S. John Gibbons. He was a member of Elkhart Community Baptist Church (Sunnyside). Along with sports, he also enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, travel and spending time with his family. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or Lay Diabetic Society. ( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

PIERCE, W. W. W. W. Pierce, father of Mode M. Pierce and a former resident on Monday in Warsaw, Ind., at the age of 63 years died. (The Garden City Herald, September 12, 1889) W. W. Pierce, father of Judge M. M. Pierce, died on the 2nd inst. at his home in Warsaw, Ind. (The Garden City Sentinel, September 14, 1889)Submitted by Peggy Thompson

Lloyd Zent Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. CDT at the Mentone Baptist church for Lloyd Zent, 77, Mentone, who died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for two days. He had been ill for two years. Mr. Zent was born May 8, 1883, in Kosciusko county, to John L. and Orpha Anderson Zent, and had spent his lifetime in the Mentone area. He was married in 1904 to Blanche Ames, who preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mentone Baptist church. Surviving are two sons, Earl Zent, R.R. 1, Mentone, and Orton Zent, R.R. 2, Rochester; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Ladd, Warsaw. The Rev. Irvin Olson will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Reed funeral home in Mentone until 1 p.m. Tuesday. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Pharos Tribune.com, Logansport, Indiana MENTONE Services for Kermit M. Zent, 74, Rochester, will beheld at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in King Memorial Home, Mentone. He died at 4:39 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, southwest of Mentone. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Mentone. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Northern Indiana Co-op News (Mentone, Indiana) October 18, 1944, Page 1, Column 2 JOHN LEONARD ZENT, 84, DIES NEAR PALESTINE John Leonard Zent, aged 84 years, 11 months and 13 days, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at his home near Palestine. He had been in poor health for about eight years and death came as a result of complications and old age. The deceased was born in Whiteside county, Illinois November 2, 1859, and came to this county at an early age. He spent the rest of his life in the Palestine community and lived for a number of years on the farm home where he died. He was married to Orpha Anderson 63 years ago. He was a member of the Christian church at Palestine. Surviving besides the widow is a son, Lloyd Zent, of west of Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Frank R. Ladd, Warsaw; three grandsons, John Ladd, in the armed forces in England, Earl Zent of Mentone and Orton Zent of Tippecanoe; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, and one sister. A daughter, Jessie, preceded her father in death 23 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Palestine Christian church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Avery Miley, pastor of the Warsaw Christian church, officiating. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery, with the Reed funeral home of Mentone in charge. (Submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana) October 17, 2001 Alice Jane Zent, 76, died Monday at Markle Health Care. Born in Roanoke, she was an insurance secretary at Gregory Insurance and Winans Insurance, both in Roanoke, for more than 20 years. Surviving are a brother, Robert Zent of Roanoke; and several nieces and nephews. Services at 11:30 a.m. today at Roanoke Memorial Chapel. Calling 30 minutes before services. Burial in Glenwood, Roanoke. Memorials to Roanoke Brethren Church. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Obituary for Isabella Jane Linn (nee Talman) unknown Ohio newspaper Isabella Jane, wife of Samuel Linn, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, December 19, 1829, and departed this life April 2, 1895, aged 65 years, 3 months and 14 days. She came with her parents to Kosciusko County, Indiana, in the fall of 1837, remaining here two years and then returning to Ohio. They came to this county the second time in 1846. On April 5, 1849, she was united in marriage to Samuel Linn. To this union was born thirteen children, seven boys and six girls, seven of whom have preceded her to the spirit land. She leaves a husband, one sister, six children, twenty-three grandchildren, and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn her departure. Mother Linn, as she was generally called, was a kind-hearted wife and mother and good neighbor, always willing and ready to lend a helping hand in sickness and sorrow, and being somewhat afflicted of late years bore her affliction patiently. The husband has lost a good wife, the children and grandchildren a kind and loving mother and grandmother, and the community a good neighbor. On March 26, 1895, she called her neighbors in to pray with her and was happily converted and gave bright evidence that her peace was made with God, as her first exclamation would be, when her friends came in to see her, "I have found the Lord" and she was prepared for the change that awaits us all. The funeral services took place April 3 rd, at the Pleasant View church, 3 1/2 miles northwest of Warsaw, conducted by Rev. W. F. Parker, of Burket. The body was interred in the cemetery by the church. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Mrs. Rosetta Riggens, 78, of Warsaw, died early this morning at the home of her son, Merle, of North Park Avenue. Mrs. Riggens was born in Etna Green to John and Susan (Fancil) Nine, on Jan. 8, 1878. In 1896 she was married to Ira Riggens, now deceased, in Kosciusko county where they lived the rest of their lives. Surviving relatives are four sons, Darrell, Merle, Glenn, all of Warsaw, and Clyde of Gary; three daughters, Mrs. George Atkins, Mrs. Arthur Heeter and Mrs. Gordon Harris, all of Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Kelley, of Etna Green, and Mrs. Ethel Gerard, of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the L. J. Bibler and Son funeral home, Warsaw, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. C. J. Mowrer of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Warsaw Times Union, Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana; 21 May 1956(submitted by Ida Maack Recu) Tri-County Gazette (Mentone, Kosciusko, Indiana) Thursday, June 3, 1902, Page 1, Column 4 Samuel Linn, was born in Pickway county, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1824, departed this life May 26, 1902; aged 77 years, 5 months and 2 days. He came to Kosciusko county, Ind., when but a young man, where he has lived ever since, thus making him one among the old settlers of this county. He was united in marriage with Isabelle Fallman April 5, 1849; this union lasted over 53 years, the wife departing this life seven years ago. To this union was born thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters; eight of the thirteen have already departed to the future and better world. He leaves to mourn his departure three aged brothers, three sons and two daughters and many grandchildren and one great-grandchild, with many other friends. With all his serious afflictions he was very patient, did not murmur but bore it all to himself. In being approached with reference to his soul's salvation, though speechless he would endeavor to reply something but just what we could not tell, and would also break up in deep, weeping, thus manifesting a tenderness in this direction. Wednesday, May 28, at Pleasantview, near Warsaw, the interment of the deceased took place. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Date: 1922-06-14; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel (Mortuary Notice) Mrs. Lucinda Cullison Dies ETNA GREEN. Ind, June 14 - Mrs. Lucinda Cullison, aged 88, died at her home here Monday evening following an illness of some time. She had been a resident of thia place for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ida Meredith, of Columbia City, Mrs. Linda Roath at home and one son, Frank. of Plymouth. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.


Claude L. Davis Claude L. DAVIS, 67, R.R. 1, Mentone, died on May 11, 1966 at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Clarence  COTEY, at 2 a.m. Wednesday.  A World War I Marine Corps veteran, he had been ill several years. The son of Leon and Pearl RENDER DAVIS, he was born June 20, 1898 near Hebron,  Nev.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Veva COTEY and Mrs. Frank (Vera) SINK of Macy. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the King-Reed Memorial home in Mentone  with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating.  Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home. FULTON COUNTY INDIANA OBITUARIES 1966 Contributed by Leon Cotey Note from Contributor Claude L Davis was the brother of my mother Veva Mae (Davis) Cotey and her twin sister Vera Fae (Davis) Fink.  Her last name was spelled as SINK but should have been FINK.  Claude was born in Hebron NE on 20 Jun 1898.  The state Nev was incorrect.


Mrs L L Davis Died Today Mrs L L Davis died February 24,1944, at 11:05 this morning at her home on Riverside.  She had been bedfast nearly two months.  The body was taken to the Burgess Funeral Home where it will remain.  The funeral will be held sometime Saturday, but definite arrangements are not made.  Burial will be at Fairview.  The family came to this locality from Chicago a few years ago.  Besides the husband, two daughters live in Chicago. This information did not appear in the obituary, but provides additional information

Mrs Pearl Mae (RENDER) DAVIS, 63 years old, wife of Leon Leslie Davis died at 11:05 am, February 24, 1944, at her home on Riverside in North Manchester, Indiana.  She had been bedfast nearly two months and suffered from Apoplexy, Pneumonia and Hypertension.  Her body was taken to the Lesis Burgas Funeral Home where remained until her burial on February 26th. The funeral was held the following Saturday.  The DAVIS family came to North Manchester from Chicago a few years ago.  Her twin daughters, Mrs Veva Mae (DAVIS) COTEY and Mrs Vera Fae (DAVIS) FINK who live in Chicago were in attendance.  Pearl was also survived by a son, Claude L Davis who was not available.  Burial was at Fairview Chester Township. The health and burial information was provided on Pearl's Certificate of Death Registration, Wabash County Health Department. Transcribed from the NEWS JOURNAL, North Manchester, Indiana February 24, 1944. Contributed by Leon Cotey


Clarence George Cotey, age 89 of Pinellas Park, FL died Thursday, September 24, 1992, at home.  He was born in Escanaba, MI and came to FL in 1972 from Mentone, IN.  Clarence was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.  Survivors include a son, Leon A Cotey of Bremerton, WA and a daughter, Rosemary Baker of Tippecanoe, IN, a sister Leona (Cotey) Lambert of Santa Maria, CA, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  His wife of nearly fifty years was Veva Mae (Davis) Cotey passed away in Mentone, IN in 1971.  He was also married to Leona (Walters) Cotey who passed away in Pinellas Park, FL on December 1991.  Mr. Cotey was cremated at the National Cremation Society, St Petersburg FL.

    June May (Cotey) Miller, wife of Melvin Miller died 7:14 May 9, 1986, in the emergency room at Holly Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth (Marshall County) IN. She was the daughter of Clarence G Cotey formerly of Mentone.  Her mother Veva Mae (Davis) Cotey passed away on December 21, 1971.  She is survived by her husband Melvin, sister Rosemary (Cotey) Baker of Tippecanoe and brother Leon Cotey of Bremerton WA.  Funeral arrangements were conducted at King Memorial Home in Mentone.  She was put to rest at the local Mentone cemetery. The following partial information was provided from genealogy information by Fulton County Public Library, Rochester IN and some of which which was published in the Rochester Sentinel, Rochester IN on April 7, 1972.  Additional family information was edited and supplied by Leon Cotey, Bremerton WA.

Mrs Vera Fae (Davis) Fink, 66, died at 9:20 pm, Thursday, April 6, 1972, in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester IN.  She had been ill since August.  Vera was the twin sister of Veva Mae (Davis) Cotey and was born December 7, 1905, in Smith Center KS.  She was the daughter of Leon Leslie and Pearl Mae (Render) Davis.  Her marriage was January 3, 1930, in Chicago to Frank Henry Fink, who survives.  She had resided in Macy 11 years, having moved from Chicago.  She was a former employee of Kiefer Novelty Company in Chicago.  Also surviving are nieces and nephews including June Mae Cotey, Mentone, Mrs Rosemary (Cotey) Baker of Tippecanoe, Leon Cotey, a career Navy man stationed in Seattle WA and a brother-in-law, Clarence Cotey of Mentone.  Her twin sister, Veva preceded in death.  Funeral rites were held 2 pm, Sunday, April 9 in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  The Reverend James O'Dell officiated.  Burial was in the Mentone cemetery. The following is the obituary information on my father, Clarence George Cotey.  I extracted most of the information from his obituary as it appeared in a newspaper near Pinellas, FL.  I have edited and added "missing" information. This obituary information is an extract from data provided to me via e-mail from the Fulton County Public Library, Rochester, IN.  Additional family information was supplied by Leon Cotey, Bremerton WA. Contributed by  Leon Cotey

Former Warsaw Man Dies Special to the News Warsaw Ind. Dec 1 Adam Sarber aged 89 years died on Monday at his home in Indianapolis according to word received by his sister-in-law Mrs Alexander Garner Dinamore of this city Mr Sarber formerly resided in Warsaw and leaves a widow and three sons Funeral Services will be held at the Palestine church Wednesday afternoon. 12/1/1920 Fort Wayne News Sentinel Contributed by Erica Beatty

 Frederick Hoch Dies At Auburn Fredrick L. Hoch, age 90, who has been residing with his two daughters, Mrs. Ed Smith of 1205 South Jackson street, Auburn, and Mrs. Fred Hoopingarner of Syracuse, Ind., died at 2 p.m. Friday. Mr. Hoch passed away at the Dr. Bonnell M. Souder hospital in Auburn of complications of old age.  He had bee ill only fiur days and was admitted to the hospital the day before his death. The deceased was born in Covington, Ky., on Feb. 21, 1863.  His wife passed away 25 years ago. He was engaged most of his active years as a druggist at Syracuse, Ind. Mr. Hoch is survived by two daughters, a grandchild and one great grandchild and two half sisters and one half brother, Otto Hoch, of Edgerton. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran church in Syracuse. Mr. Hoch lived in Edgerton a number of years during his younger days.  He was buried Sunday.
THE EDGERTON EARTH Thursday, December 10, 1953 Contibuted by Kate Watson

WARSAW.óW. R. Deaton has received word to the effect that Mrs. H. C. Long, of North Manchester, died suddenly at her home, Mr. and Mrs. Deaton visited Mr. and Mrs. Long in North Manchester Sunday before last. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 1909-03-11 Page 9

Mrs. Margaret Yohn of Warsaw died Tuesday, aged eighth-two.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Daniel McCain, an old soldier of Warsaw, died Monday, aged seventy-three.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Howard Striebly of near Syracuse, aged forty-five, was found dead in his home.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Daniel McCain, an old soldier of Warsaw, died Monday, aged seventy-three.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. C. A. Kinter, formerly of Bristol. died at her home in Milford at 5 p. m. Tuesday, and the remains were transferred here today, en route to Bristol, for interment. She was 51 years of age and is survived by her husband and three children.
Date: 1905-02-02;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Miss Maude Irwin of Atwood died Sunday, aged seventeen. She is survived by her father, John Irwin; sisters, Mis. Harry Hartrnan and Mrs. Harry Lane of Milwaukee; brothers, Albert Irwin, a conductor on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, and Charles Irwin of Wabash. The deceased was a niece or Mrs. DeLancy of Elkhart.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 1907 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Byron B. Brothers died on Monday at Webb City, Mo., of diphtheria. She had been called from Joplin to care for her grandchild, Dorothy Potts, who but recently died of the same dread disease. She is survived by her husband, one daughter and a son. Gordon Brothers. The family left Goshen six years ago.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 1907 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. William Riggs of Warsaw, sister of Mrs. J. Slekafoose of Elkhart, died Sunday, aged fifty-eight years, after a short illness.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 1907 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

George McGowan of Warsaw died Saturday, aged seventy-eight. He had resided there over fifty years.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

John B. Pyle of Warsaw died Sunday, aged eighty.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Lacking one day of being 100 years old, Mrs. Margaret Wolf died at the Kosciusko county infirmary.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Sarah Gawthrop of Milford died Tuesday, siged 81. She had lived at Milford since 1837.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Mary Killian, aged 80, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Fisher, near Milford.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Miss Mettie Elder, thirty-eight years old, died at her home in Claypool Wednesday.
Date: Saturday, January 25, 1908 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 1

Mrs. Mary Gilmore of Warsaw died Saturday, aged seventy-one. Clarence Gilmore and Mrs. Ed Yates, both of Goshen, are step-children.
Date: Monday, December 6, 1909  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 5

T. J. Nye of Warsaw died Thursday. He served in Co. B of the Thirtieth Indiana as corporal, and was a city councilman at the time of death.
Date: Saturday, August 7, 1909  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 5

Mrs. Christian Weber of Warsaw died Monday, aged eighty.
Date: Saturday, August 7, 1909  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 5

Herbert   Lamphere, aged thirty-nine years, died of consumption at 12:30 p. m. today in his room on the third floor of the John Guipe block at the corner of Main street and Lexington avenue after an illness of several months. The deceased is without near relatives, a wife and infant daughter having died in Cold water seven years ago, his parents being dead, and never having had brothers or sisters. He inherited several thousand dollars from his father, an attorney of Coldwater, all of which he dissipated. At one time he was a Lake Shore engineer but had not worked for the company about four years.   He was an Eagle, but whether in good standing at present was not ascertained today. The remains were taken to Walley &. Son's under-taking rooms.
Date: Saturday, August 7, 1909  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 5

Name of Deceased: Wesley Guy
Newspaper: The Kosciusko Union
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Feb. 16, 1915
Death came to Wesley Guy aged 84, who resides northeast of Etna Green Friday morning at 9 o'clock as the result of a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered on Wednesday morning. his death was not unexpected as he had been confined to his bed for the past five years. Several years ago he suffered a break down in his lower limbs and was unable to walk. At the time of his death he was making his home with his son, Henry Guy. he is survived by two children, Mrs. Benton Douglas of this city and Henry Guy. The funeral will be held in the Methodist church at Etna Green Sunday morning, the body leaving the house at 10 o'clock. Rev. Dickson will have charge of the services.

Name of Deceased: Maj. Albert Bass
Newspaper: The Kosciusko Union
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Feb. 16, 1915
MAJ. ALERT BASS CALLED BY DEATH
Major Albert P. Bass, a veteran of the Civil was and for many years a resident of Kosciusko county passed away shortly after 7 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home on East Main street. He had been ill for two weeks and his death was due to pneumonia. His condition became critical almost from the first and during the last  few days practically all hope for his recovery had been abandoned. Major Bass was 67 years of age and possessed a large circle of friends. He was an expert drummer, and with the drum corps of which he was a member enlivened many reunions held by the Civil war veterans in this section of the state during recent years. Three weeks ago this evening he attended the meeting of  (ineligible) which he was a member. During the war he served as a member of the 129th Indiana and Co. I 151st Indiana infantry and was major of the drum corps, appointed at the state encampment of 1908. Major Bass formerly resided in Wakaruss, Nappanee and New Paris coming to Kosciusko county from the latter place a number of years ago. he owned a fruit farm just east of Winona Lake for several years and proved very successful in growing choice fruit. About three months ago he moved to Warsaw having sold his farm. Besides the bereaved wife, two children survive; Mrs. Claude Brown of Toledo, Ohio and Rev. Charles Bass whose home is in West Virginia. No funeral arrangements will be made until the arrival of the son who is looked for hourly.

Samuel Cook
County Name: Kosciusko Co. State: IN
Newspaper: The Kosciusko Union Date: Sept 13, 1916
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: SAMUEL COOK DIES TODAY AT BETHOLD NORTH DAKOTA Word was received in this city today stating that Samuel F. Cook had died at his home in Bethold, N.D., this morning at 8:30. His death was due to cancer of the stomach from which ailment he has been suffering for many weeks. The body will be shipped back to this city and will arrive here Sunday morning at 4:00 o'clock. He is survived by several relatives in this vicinity. Mrs. Mart Berkey of Warsaw is a sister and William Cook who resides near Monquet, a brother.

Mrs. Andrew Rose
County Name: Koscuisko Co. State: IN
Newspaper: The Koscuisko Co. Union Date: Sept 13, 1916
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT FOUND DEAD IN HER BED Mrs. Andrew Rose, formerly a resident of Kosciusko county was found dead in her bed at her home in North Manchester Thursday morning. Her death is believed to have been caused by heart failure as she was in unusually good health when she retired Wednesday evening. The lifeless form was discovered Thursday morning by her husband when he went to her room to call her. The deceased was born in this county in 1860. She is survived by a husband and two sons.

Samuel Huff
County Name: Kosciusko Co. State: IN
Newspaper: The Kosciusko Union Date: Sept 13, 1916
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: OLD RESIDENT DIES...Samuel Huff, aged 80 years, an old resident of Monroe township, died this morning at 4:30 at his home. Death was due to old age. He leaves a wife, two sons, and two daughters. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Grove church with Rev. Rohrer officiating. Burial will be made in Pleasant Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Ernest Rowe
County Name: Kosciusko Co. State: IN
Newspaper: The Kosciusko Union Date: Sept 13, 1916
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Mrs. Ernest Rowe died at her home one mile west of Clumette, Monday evening at 6 o'clock. She had been in ill health for a number of weeks. The funeral services will be held at the United Brethren church at Clunette at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial will be made at the Island cemetery.

Samuel Haines
County Name: Kosciusko Co. State: IN
Newspaper: The Kosciusko Union Date: Sept 13, 1916
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Typhoid Fever Claims Aged Resident Of This County...Samuel Haines a pioneer resident of this city died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ora Michaels near Sidney, following an attack of typhoid fever. Because of his advanced age he was unable to withstand the ravages of the disease. He was 83 years of age and had lived in this county practically all of his life. He is survived by three sons and two daughter, Samuel, a resident of Wabash county; Joseph, a resident of Collamer; John of Sidney; Mrs. Ora Michaels and Mrs. George Mishler.

Augusta Catherine Archer
County Name: Kosciusko Co, State: IN
Newspaper: The Kosciusko Union Date: Sept 13 1916
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Died At Infirmary...Augusta Catherine Archer, aged 42, died at the county infirmary Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock, following an illness of several weeks. The woman was admitted to the infirmary from Milford on September 30, 1907. For some time she had been demented. Burial will be make at Milford.

Name of Deceased: Billie Branneman
County Name: Kosciusko State: IN
Newspaper: The South Bend Tribune, Feb. 28, 1991
Submitters Name: Karen K
Obit: SYRACUSE - Billie Branneman, 52, of 10025 N. Turkey Creek Road, died at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Branneman was employed by Rogers Electro-Matics. She was born April 13, 1938, in Terre Haute, Ind., and moved to Syracuse in 1978 from New Haven, Ind. On Nov. 20, 1988, she married John Branneman. He survives with a stepdaughter, Connie Tom of Medford, Wis.; and two sisters, Jeannie Bassett of Shelbyville, Ind., and Kimberly Glassco of Palm Desert, Calif. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles Lodge, Disabled American Veterans of Goshen, American Legion Auxiliary of North Webster, and Moose Lodge.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Eastlund Harris Funeral Home. Burial will be in McClintic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Name of Deceased: Anna P. Stuckman
County Name: Kosciusko State: IN
Newspaper: The Elkhart Truth, Feb. 23, 1991
Submitters Name: Karen K
Obit: ELKHART - Anna P. Stuckman, 99, Medco Nursing Center, died at 7:47 a.m. Friday (Feb. 22, 1991) at the nursing home after an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 18, 1892, in Fort Scott, Kan.  As Anna P. Strode, she married James A. Stuckman on March 15, 1913.  He is deceased.  Surviving are five daughters, Elizabeth Morgon, Youngstown, Ohio, Ruth Gay of Fort Myers, Fla., Mary H. McCombs of Terre Haute, Margaret Gilliatt of Indianapolis, and Frances Tiedemann of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, Paul of South Bend, Phillip of Reno, Nev., and Franklin of Atlanta, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Geneva Akens, Wheaton, Ill.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Brethren Church, Milford, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday.  The Rev. Paul Tinkle will officiate.  Burial will be in Milford Cemetery.  Eastlund Harris Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

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