FAMILY DEATHS of LHS Classmates of '59 - 9-26-09


Donna Pasquale - obit     KOKOMO — The mother of Judy Pasquale Tuberty, Donna Pasquale, 86, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital.
     She was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Royal Center, daughter of Harry and Ella Day. She was married to John Michael Pasquale, who preceded her in death.
     Donna was a graduate of Royal Center High School. She lived in Logansport and worked for the Joe Herd Insurance Agency there, then she moved to Kokomo and worked for Ben Franklin in Forest Park.
     Surviving are her son, John Pasquale and friend, Teresa Clark, and daughter, Judy Tuberty and her husband, Mike, all of Kokomo; seven grandchildren, Erin Pickering and her husband, Brian Pickering, Carmel, Leisa Sunbury and her husband, Dr. Steve Sunbury, Seymour, John David Pasquale and his wife, Holly, Russiaville, Vito Pasquale and his wife, Lisa, Russiaville, Chris Tuberty and his wife, Kelly, Kokomo, Liza LaMott and her husband, Jason, Russiaville, and Antony Pasquale, Kokomo; 15 great-grandchildren, Sydney, Shelby and Spencer Pickering, Delaney, Karley and Keegan Sunbury, Derrick, Mason and Abby Pasquale, Levi and Taia Pasquale, Morgan and Meg Tuberty, and Dakota and Chandler LaMott.
     Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers, Edward Day, Maynard Day, Virgil Day, Monroe Day and Harry Day, and sisters, Phyllis Farrer and Bonnie Moyer.
     She will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of Christmas, crafts, sewing and looking for pretty shells on the beach. Donna loved doing crafts with her grandchildren. She was proud of each and every one of them.
     Services will be private. Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.mem.com.  
(9-23-09)


S. Rex Harris - obit     Services for the brother of the late Fredia Harris Couch, S. Rex Harris, 70, Walton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.
     Born Nov. 20, 1938, in Smithville, Tenn., DeKalb County, he was the son of Thomas Walter and Odell Parsley Harris. He was married Feb. 14, 1960, in Camden, to Jean Sprinkle, who survives.
     Rex was a member of the Lutheran Church. He was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School. While in high school, he participated in track, basketball and football. In basketball he was voted most valuable player his senior year and was all state in football. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he participated on the football team.
     From 1960-1966 he served as a deputy on the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, and in 1966 he was elected sheriff, making him the youngest sheriff ever elected in county history. From 1967-1974 Rex served as Ssheriff and he and his family lived in the sheriff’s residence at the county jail and his wife Jean served as jail matron. From 1974 until 2005 Rex had been an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance. From 1986-1993 Rex served as chairman of the Cass County Democratic Party and had also served on the election board. From 2002- present, Rex served on the board of directors of France Park and Recreation. From 2002- present, Rex served on the board of directors of the Logansport Memorial Hospital. In December of 2002 Rex received the John Tipton Award, which is the highest award presented by the county.
     Rex was a former youth league baseball and football coach, he was also a former adult 4-H Leader of the Horse and Pony Club. He was a member of the Logansport Exchange Club, Eagles Lodge 323 and Elks Lodge 66. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, politics, riding horses and helping others.
     He participated in local community events with his draft mules and horses in such parades as the Iron Horse parade, Light Up Logansport parade, Royal Center’s Pioneer Days parade, Twelve Mile’s Fourth of July Celebration parade, Galveston Day’s parade, Walton’s Small Town Christmas parade, Delphi’s Canal Days parade, and Kokomo’s Haynes Apperson Festival parade. He provided wagon and buggy rides for weddings, family reunions, and other events. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, telling stories and reminiscing.
     Also surviving are daughter, Kellie Whitcomb, Logansport; son, Jeffrey Harris and wife Dawn, Dublin, Ohio; sisters, Jerry Zoubul, Indianapolis, Judy Frame and husband John, Fort Worth, Texas, and Nancy Samuels and husband Norman, Logansport; brothers, Bruce Harris and wife Dee, Logansport, Harold Harris and wife Elsie, Adamsboro, Ralph Harris, Illinois, Grant Harris and wife Cinda, Fort Wayne, Steve Harris and wife Sue, and Ted Shriver, all of Logansport; granddaughter, Megan Whitcomb; and grandsons, Arrick Harris and Alax Harris.
     He was preceded in death by two sisters, Fredia Couch and Frankie Seehase.
     Pastor Sharon Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Walton IOOF Cemetery in Walton.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Glaucoma Association.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
 (9-23-09)

Lucille Michael     
Services for the mother of Carol Snyder Shiveley, H. Lucille Michael, 89, Logansport, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
     Born June 27, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Everett L. and Amanda E. Porter Rice. She was married June 27, 1951, in Logansport, to Andrew J. Michael, who preceded in death in April 1969.
     Lucille retired from Switches Inc. and had also worked at the RBM.
     She was a past president of the American Legion Post 60 Ladies Auxiliary and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary. Lucille enjoyed playing bingo, visiting the gambling boats and Friday night suppers, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren.
     Surviving are daughters, Judith Flory, Logansport, Carol Shivley, Logansport, and Alice (Raymond) Meeks, Galveston; son, Randy Michael, Logansport; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by one son, William L. Michael; and one brother, Donald L. Rice.
     Pastor Aaron Gross will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
 (9-23-09)

Roberta Ann Shannon Ward - obit  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Roberta Ann Roberta Shannon - HSShannon Ward, 67, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Robert 'Bert' was the
sister of Patrick Shannon.
A funeral Mass was conducted for her at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chattanooga.
Roberta was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She taught English for 22 years at Girls Preparatory School.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James A. Ward; her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Elizabeth Ward and Thomas A. Chambers; grandsons, Theodore and Henry; sisters, Geraldine Sattler (Robert) and Kathy Bookwalter (Dale); brother, Patrick Shannon (Sue); and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sylvia Shannon; and her granddaughter, Virginia Ward Chambers.
Memorial contributions may be made in Roberta’s name to Girls Preparatory School, P.O. Box 4736, Chattanooga, TN 37405. (7-9-09)

    Services for
Lowell Pinney's father, Lloyd E. Pinney, 94, Logansport, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
Lloyd E Pinney     He died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Porter County, he was the son of Harry and Cora Borger Pinney.  He was married Jan. 24, 1941, in Logansport, to Lorraine King, who preceded in death Dec. 28, 2007.
     Lloyd was retired from Mer-Dels Frozen Foods.
     He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Tipton Masonic Lodge.
     A veteran of the U.S. Army of World War II, Lloyd was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
     Surviving are son, Lowell (Barbara) Pinney, Indianapolis; daughters, Doris (Rick) Sivernell, Dallas, Texas, and Helen (Michael) Gray, Logansport; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Carolyn King, of Logansport.
     He was preceded in death by great-granddaughter, Taylor Pinney; brothers, Wayne Pinney and Deane Pinney; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Curtis and Wilma King.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon will officiate.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a Tipton Masonic Lodge Service will be at 7 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.  (2-28-09)

     Services for
Sandra McMillen Roberson's father, Robert H. McMillen, 92, Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Robert H McMillenGundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 7:43 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in Chase Center.
     Born Aug. 6, 1916, in Logansport, he was the son of Chester and Blanche Herd McMillen.  He was married July 4, 1940, in Delphi, to Opal I. Franklin, who preceded in death Dec. 14, 2000.
     Robert retired as a conductor in 1979 after 43 years of service for the Conrail and Pennsylvania railroads.
     He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and First United Methodist Church of Logansport.  Robert graduated from Logansport High School in 1934, the year Logansport won the state basketball championship, and he was sports editor of the school newspaper.  He belonged to Scout Troop 7 and became an Eagle Scout, serving as swimming and athletic instructor at Fletchers Lake and Camp Callahan.  Robert spent vacation time traveling the United States with his wife and daughters.  He has visited all 50 states and has been to Canada and Mexico.  His hobbies included swimming, golf, fishing and watching sports.  His greatest thrill was seeing Babe Ruth, in person, pitch for the Red Sox.
     Surviving are daughters, Sandra Roberson, Logansport, and Judi Phillips, Peru; granddaughters, Michelle Baber and husband, Stephen, Peru, Debra Brown and husband, Kerry, Pendleton, and Laura Roberson, Indianapolis; grandson, Robert Phillips, Peru; six great-grandchildren, Reese Baber, Weston Baber, Brooklyn Baber and Brandon Phillips, all of Peru, and Cody and Kyle Brown, Pendleton.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com (2-28-09)

     OAK PARK, Ill. — Services for the
brother of Courtney B Justice, David Owen Justice, 64, Oak Park, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church at Pleasant Hill in Clinton Township.
     He died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at his residence.
     Born in Logansport, Sept. 29, 1943, he was the son of John T. Justice and Martha Been Justice.  He was married to Marina Christensen who preceded him in death. In 1989, he was married to Pamela Tate, who survives.
     A 1961 graduate of Logansport High School, he was vice president of lifelong learning and suburban campuses at DePaul University, Chicago, where he also taught and served as dean for over 25 years.  He was educated at Wabash College, graduating in 1965, and at Indiana University, majoring in history, education and sociology.  He also studied at La Sorbonne, in Paris, and taught and conducted research at Universitat Hamburg in Germany.  He was visiting professor of education at the University of Memphis.
     A varsity wrestler in high school and college, he was a nationally recognized educator and an innovator in adult learning.  He led a team of American university educators to assist the new South African Republic’s national program for education of adults whose learning needs had been ignored by the apartheid government.
     At a critical moment in its organizational structure, he was appointed trustee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis., where his unique talent for achieving consensus without rancor brought about the revitalization of a national institution.
     Deeply committed to the principle of education for all, particularly adult learners, he was the originator and the driving force behind the extraordinary growth of DePaul University’s School of New Learning, a program especially tailored to the needs of adults who, because of circumstances or low expectations, had no chance of college just after high school.
     In 2005, he was honored by the establishment of the David O. Justice Professorship of Developmental Economics at Wabash College, endowed by Bruce Baker, L.H.D., and created for the study of economic development in Third World countries.  In 2007, he was presented with the Via Sapientae Award by DePaul University; the highest academic honor DePaul bestows on faculty and staff who have made distinctive and extraordinary contributions to the university.  That same year, he received the Keeton Award from the trustees of the Counsel for Adult and Experiential Learning.
     He grew up on his parents’ farm in Clinton Township, attended Clymers Elementary School and graduated in a class of five to a class of 300 at Logansport High School.  He has donated more than a mile of riverbank along the south shore of the Wabash River opposite Georgetown, and the farm adjoining it, to the Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive (NICHES).  Recently, he donated a second farm where had established a forest to the same environmental organization.
     Also surviving are his parents, John T. Justice and Martha Been Justice, Logansport; a daughter, Kirsten Justice, Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Owen (Catherine) Justice, St. Paul, Minn.; two grandchildren, John Bundy and Marina Bundy, Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Courtney B. (Diana) Justice, Logansport; brother-in-law, Larry (Julie) Tate, Rock Island, Ill.; nieces, Susannah (Brian Coulter) Hall-Justice, West Lafayette, Emily Justice, Logansport, and Andon Tate, Chicago; nephews, Adam and Lt. Larry III (Jeanette) Tate, USN; and great-niece, Ella Monet Justice-Coulter, West Lafayette.
     Burial will be in the Keeps Creek Cemetery, the Church in Clinton Township.
     A memorial gathering will also be held from 4 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. on the following Sunday, Sept. 21, at Unity Temple, 875 W. Lake Street, Oak Park, Ill.
     Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Norwich CT 06851 or www.active.com/donate/umbrellamarathon08/run4justice.
     Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (2-28-09)

      Courtney Justice's grandaughter, Nina Marie Justice-Coulter, daughter of Bryan Coulter and Susannah Hall-Justice of West Lafayette, was born dead after six months in her mother's womb, at St. Vincent Women's Hospital on Saturday, September 6, 2008. She was an active, kicking and beautiful little girl who was killed by Fifth Disease (parvovirus B19).
      Surviving with her parents are a brother, Zeph Coulter; a sister, Ella Justice-Coulter; grandparents Juanita Coulter, Valerie Hall and Davy Eaglesfield, Courtney and Diana Justice; great-grandparents Martha and John Justice, and Betty Hall. (2-28-09)


     Lowell Pinney's mother, Lorraine K. Pinney, age 90, Logansport, passed away at 6:20 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
     Born December 13, 1917, in Morgan Township, Porter County, Indiana, Lorraine was the daughter of Loren O. and Clara Freer King.
     She was married January 24, 1941, in Logansport, to Lloyd E. Pinney, who survives.
     Mrs. Pinney was a retired elementary school teacher. Having earned a teaching certificate and life license from Indiana State Teachers College, Lorraine taught for 3 years at Morgan Township School and 17 years at St. Joseph’s School in Logansport.
     Mrs. Pinney was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church, where she was active over the years in UMW, Joy Circle, New Life Guild and several committees. She also taught Sunday school.
     She had also been a 4-H Club leader for 25 years and delivered meals on wheels for 25 years.
     Surviviors include her son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Barbara Pinney, Indianapolis; Daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Rick Sivernell, Dallas, TX; and Helen and Michael Gray, Logansport; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and niece Carolyn King, Logansport, and several other nieces and nephews also survive.
     She was preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Taylor Pinney, and a brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Wilma King.
     The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2007, at Kroeger Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Shannon officiating.
     She will be laid to rest at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2007, and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial Contributions may be made to any favorite charity.
     Condolences and personal remembrances may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.  
(4-30-08)

     SUN CITY, Ariz. — The
father of Richard McClain, Joseph Warner McClain, 90, Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday, March 23, 2008.
     Born Nov. 7, 1917, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles and Mary McClain.
     He was a 1939 graduate of Purdue University majoring in electrical engineering. He retired after 35 years with RBM United Technology in Logansport as a technical designer, and in Auburn and Juarez, Mexico, as a plant manager.
     He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Elks Club and Ninth Street Christian Church.
     In 1948, he and his close friend, Bob George, built and managed the Logansport Skyline Theatre, one of the first in Indiana. His retirement years were spent traveling and enjoying 27 years of summers with his wife and children and grand and great-grandchildren at their summer home in Hamilton.
     Surviving are his beloved wife, Sarah Edith Stanley McClain, whom he married March 11, 1941; five loving children, Richard and Barrie, Logansport, Robert and Kathy, Auburn, Jerry and Mary Ann, Sebring, Fla., Charles, El Paso, Texas, and Sheryl Murphy, Norcross, Ga.; nine dear grandchildren, Jeffery, Nathan, Brian, Matthew, David, Erica, Christopher, Raymond and Mark; and six dear great-grandchildren, Brandt, Lauran, Clark, Katie, Saylor Ann and Moshe; and one loving sister, Charlene Shumaker, Plainfield.
     Arrangements are entrusted to Sunland Mortuary in Sun City, Ariz., and will conclude at a later date in Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.  
(4-30-08)

    Ruth I. Nethercutt, 90, Logansport, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
    Surviving are four daughters, Cindy Smith, Brenda Louthain and Penny Heckathorn, all of Logansport, and Joan Strasser, Lake Cicott.
    
One son, Rance L. Nethercutt, preceded in death.
    Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, near Burnettsville.   
(4-30-08)

     Services for Chalmer O. “Wimp” Maxwell, 89, Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born April 19, 1918, in Logansport, he was the son of George Elmer and Ruth Pearl Gibson Maxwell. He was married Aug. 5, 1939, in Logansport, to Emma Elizabeth “Betty” Reed, who preceded in death June 18, 2006.
     He retired from Rockwell International in 1977 after 30 years of service. He also worked at RBM.
     He was a member of the River of Life Christian Church. Chalmer was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and was a Plank Member of the USS Zellars. He also was a member of the VFW Post 3790 and the Elks Lodge 66.
     Surviving are one son, Joe Maxwell and wife, Melissa, Modesto, Calif.; daughter, Jill Lynn Stienbarger and husband, Larry, Logansport; and grandson, Chris Stienbarger and wife, Cara, Logansport.
     The Rev. Frank Hibbard will officiate. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com   
(4-30-08)
     Services for Eldon R. Boose's father, Eldon E. “Sug” Boose, 91, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born May 18, 1916, in Royal Center, he was the son of Elonzo and Elsie Hart Boose. He was married June 24, 1939, in Royal Center, to Lucile M. Smith, who preceded in death Feb. 2, 1996.
     He retired in 1979 after 38 years with Conrail Railroad.
     He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are daughter, Patricia A. Brugh, Logansport; son, Eldon R. Boose and wife, Colleen, Hager City, Wis.; three grandsons, Dale Brugh, Lewis Center, Ohio, Darren Brugh and wife, D’Ann, Logansport, and Travis Volk, Minneapolis, Minn.; one granddaughter, Darcie Parfenchuck and husband, Jeff, Tucson, Ariz.; two great-grandsons; and a special friend, Maxine Eikelburner, Logansport.
     Five sisters and one brother preceded in death.
     The Rev. Keith Schreffler will officiate. Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com   
(4-30-08)

     Private services will be held for the father of Jane Macy Arseneau, Oliver Wendell Macy, 102, Logansport.
     He died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in McKinney House in Logansport.
     Born July 3, 1905, in Converse, he was the son of Oliver H.P. and Olive Hunt Macy. He was married May 28, 1932, in Bristol, to Esta Harker, who preceded in death Dec. 30, 2000.
     Mr. Macy had a long career in engineering design and sales managing. In the 1920s, he was employed by the Elcas Motor Company and Auburn Automobile Company.
     He had an engineering position at the Logansport Machine Company and in 1937 was appointed the company’s sales manager. He was instrumental in designing Logansport Machine Company and implementing the hydraulic rotating device for the turrets of the tanks being built for participation in the African campaign in World War II.
     For the war effort, he also raised and recruited dogs for the Canine Corporation “Dogs for Defense.”
     After the war, he was sales manager for the Ohio-based Hydraulic Press Manufacturing Company, and, as a member of the National Fluid Power Association, served a term as its vice president.
     In his 70s, he planted a black walnut tree farm near the Eel River in Adamsboro. He was always working on an ongoing project.
     He was a member of Orient Masonic Lodge 272, Indianapolis Scottish Rite, Murat Temple of Indianapolis, Logansport Shrine Club and Logansport Elks Lodge 66. He was a former member of the Logansport Cass County Public Library Board, and a member of the Cass County Historical Society.
     He was an avid fisherman and loved boating, gardening and fine woodworking. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
     Surviving are daughters, Jane Arseneau and husband, James, Albany, N.Y., and Marilyn Dix and husband, George, Mount Gilead, Ohio; one son, Milton David Macy and wife, Karena, Lakeland, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com   
(4-30-08)

     Graveside services for Deanna Hines Horner's mother, Velma L. Hines, 94, Greenwood, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
     She died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in her residence.
     Born May 24, 1913, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Laura Packard Watts. She was married March 21, 1936, to Clarence Hines, who preceded in death Dec. 24, 1964.
     Velma accomplished many wonderful things in her life. Among her various activities, Velma had served as president of the PTA, had been a board member of the American Association of Retired Persons, and had worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, the Kidney Fund, the United Way, and the Mental Health Association. She also worked with physically challenged children.
     For more than 25 years, she worked as a camp counselor, troop leader, board member, program consultant, and treasurer for the Girl Scout Council.
     Velma was a 25-year member of the County Extension Homemakers and served as chairman of the Health and Safety committee. She also taught nutrition and management classes and served as the chairman of the personnel committee of the Cass County Council on Aging.
     Velma was also involved with Civic Players for 15 years.
     Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Sharon Hines, Greenwood; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Larry Horner, St. Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren, Cheryl Thomas, Teri Manship, Scott Hines, Michael Horner and Brad Horner; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Grandsons, Brian Hines and Mark Horner; sisters, Dorothy Thorrington and Mary Alice Johnson; and brothers, John Watts, Eugene Watts and Dan Watts, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services.
     There will be no visitation.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Condolences may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com  (4-30-08)

     Private funeral services for the mother of Kathy White Williams, Lois Jean White, 84, Logansport, will be held Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, in the Emergency Room at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Dec. 17, 1922, in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Bertha Worthington McDonald. She was married Feb. 25, 1940, in Mexico, to Frank J. White, who survives.
     A 1940 graduate of Royal Center High School, Lois retired as a cashier for Logansport Municipal Utilities.
     She was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and Logansport Elkettes.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy Williams and husband, Jeff, Zionsville, and Nancy Rife and husband, Gale, Texas; sister, Kathleen Walthrup, Florida; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
     Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
     The Rev. Gary Lewis will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Public visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com
(4-30-08)

     Services for the mother of Rosalie Ranke Arnold, Virginia M. Ranke, 87, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.  She died at 9:02 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, in Chase Center.
     Born April 18, 1918, in Wabash, she was the daughter of LaVon and Rose Schmidt Vrooman. She was married April 6, 1940, in Peru, to Jack A. Ranke, who preceded in death Dec. 8, 2000.
     Mrs. Ranke had retired from WSAL Radio Station as an accountant. She also had done accounting work for Oscar Beasey while he was mayor of Logansport.
     She and her husband volunteered their time doing office book work at the former Market Street United Methodist Church, where they had been active members for many years until retirement. They had also been very active in the youth program at the church.
     Mrs. Ranke was a member of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel in Syracuse.
     An excellent seamstress, she loved to crochet and knit and loved fishing, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing bingo and cards.
     Surviving are two daughters, Rosalie Arnold and her husband, Tom, and Vonnett Dee Bishop and her husband, Tom, all of Logansport; two brothers, William Vrooman and his wife, Betty, and Richard Vrooman and his wife, Jean, all of Peru; one sister, Dorothy Holton and her husband, Bill, Wabash; five grandchildren, Todd Arnold and his wife, Tisha, and Shaun Arnold, all of Kokomo, Heather Johnson and her husband, Tom, Greentown, Mindy Selvio and her husband, Mark, Logansport, and Shelly Hogan and her husband, David, Fishers; six great-grandchildren, Nicholas Arnold, Elliot Arnold, Jack Johnson, Austin Hogan, Alexa Hogan and Audra Hogan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Arthur Vrooman, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Harlan Steffen will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, 10419 N. Turkey Creek Road, Syracuse IN 46567.  
(4-30-08)

     Services for
Phyllis Jargstorf  Bishp's mother, Louise Jargstorf, 89, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
Louise Jargstorf     She passed away at 10:08 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
      Born July 3, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Goldie Klugh Knepper. She was married March 14, 1936, in Logansport, to William H. Jargstorf, who preceded in death April 7, 1991.
      Louise had been employed in food services at the former St. Joseph Hospital. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was an avid sports fan and had been active in the Golden Agers.
      Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, William H. Jargstorf, Jr., and wife, Sue, Delphi, and John W. and Donna Jargstorf, Clayton, N.C.; daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Tom Wilson, Galveston, and Phyllis Bishop, Logansport; grandchildren, Mark A. Jargstorf, Lori Herd, Deb Sparks, Diane Brown, Jeff Wilson, Kathy Hacker, Jeff Jargstorf and Joel Jargstorf; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Knepper, and three sisters, Helen Rue, Lavera Mae Watson and Dorothy Donato.
      Pastor Mack Goeglein will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home. A Trinity Lutheran Church Council Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children and Trinity Lutheran Church.
(3-35-08)
   Services for the
mother of Judy Cunningham Weber, Ida P. Wallace, 91, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
Ida Cunningham Wallace     She died at 6:06 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Chase Center.
     Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillie Grist Azbell. She was married in 1933 to Mahlon Cunningham, who preceded in death. In 1974, Ida was married to Lehmen Wallace, who preceded in death Sept. 30, 1997.
     Ida was formerly employed at Olsen’s Department Store, the H.W. Gossard Company and General Tire Inc.
     She was a member of the Hoover Community Church.
     Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn Sisson and her husband, Donald, Anchorage, Alaska, Judy Weber, Fort Myers, Fla., and Vickie Mayhill and her husband, Jerry, Monticello; one son, Lloyd Cunningham and his wife, Leslie, Clearwater, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Verna Azbell, Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
     Five sisters, seven brothers and one son-in-law preceded in death.
     The Rev. Bruce Russell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Chase Center Fulton Unit.
(4-29-07)

     Services for
the late Jerry Pfaff's mother, Helena M. Pfaff, 85, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7th, in All Saints Catholic Church.
Helena Pfaff     She died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born April 22, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Naureen N. Massick Amelio. She was married Jan. 25, 1940, in Logansport, to Herbert Pfaff, who preceded in death Nov. 28, 1986.
     In earlier years, Helena had been employed at Amelio’s, the family business.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society, Daughters of Isabella, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary, Democrat Women’s Club and the William Paca Lodge, Italian-American Club.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Richard Strasser, Logansport; one sister, Shirley Peter, Logansport; grandchildren, Paula Ruble and her husband, Bob, Mandi Peters and her husband, Jason, Matt Burkett and Nicole Cardinal and her husband, Tom; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Luke, Elizabeth and Amelia Peters, and Jake and Hunter Ruble; one daughter-in-law, Carol Pearson, Monticello; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Two sons, Jerry Pfaff and Bill Pfaff, one brother, Francis Amelio, and two sisters, Theresa Harvey and Mildred Wolf, preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or School.
(4-22-07)

    
 Sue Swigert Beal's brother, Robert (Bob) Swigert, 68, of Logansport, died 2:47 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2007 in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bob Swigert    
 He was born April 17, 1938 in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Garth L. and Julia Ione Mikesell Swigert. His mother survives in Austin, Texas.
    
 On Nov. 21, 1998, in Logansport, he was married to Joan Cherry Swigert,who survives.
    
 He had owned and operated S-K Tires.  Bob was also a sales associate with Home Depot of Logansport.  He played basketball for Logansport High School and recieved a scholarship from the University of Tampa.
    
 Bob served in the Indiana National Guard.
    
 Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Bob enjoyed woodworking and playing with his dogs.
    
 Surviving with his wife and mother are one son, Brent Swigert and his wife Kim of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Anne Marie Johnston and her husband Rod of Ashland Massachusetts; one step-Son, Erik Murphy and his wife Gretchen of Rochester, IN; one step-Daughter, Jennifer Ward of Ft. Wayne, IN; two brothers, Bill Swigert and his wife Jan of Nashville, IN, and Jim Swigert and his wife Jan of St. Michaels, Maryland; one sister, Sue Beal and her husband Dick of Austin, TX; two grandchildren, Jorden Farrer and Rogin Farrer; two step-grandchildren, Kaylea Stump and Evan Murphy.
    
 Friends will be received 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2007, at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.
    
 Services will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Shannon officiating.
    
 Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana.
    
 Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church. (4-18-07)


     Services for the
wife of Denny Shaver, Judith G. Shaver, 63, Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
Judith Langsdon Shaver     She died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at her residence.
     Born June 27, 1943, in Muncie, she was the daughter of John and Evelyn Vannatter Langsdon.  She was married Dec. 1, 1962, in Fowlerton to Denny M. Shaver, who survives.
     Judith retired in 2005 after 15 years as a nurse at the Logansport State Hospital and was a former nurse at the Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie for 27 years.
     She was a member of the Helm Street Church of God.  Judith enjoyed playing her piano, singing for weddings and funerals, gardening, her cats, her swimming pool and spending time with family and friends.
     Also surviving are one son, Derek Shaver, Logansport; one sister, Jaynie Craun, Marion; one brother-in-law, Tom Shaver and his wife, Janet, Logansport; one sister-in-law, Deborah Carpenter, Logansport; eight nieces and nephews, Rick Craun, Marion, David Craun, Marion, Tim Leeman, Logansport, Stephanie Cripe, Brownsburg, Sarah Myers, Indianapolis, Drew Shaver, Logansport, Aaron Little, Italy, and Zachary Little, Honolulu, Hawaii.
     Pastor Dean Snyder will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Helm Street Church of God Building Fund.
(4-18-07)

      BROOKSTON, IN — Memorial services for
Jodie Van Boven Barnard's sister, Cornelia Adriana “Cornie” Gust, 73, Brookston, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Brookston Federated Church. Graveside rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.
      She died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in her residence.
      Born Oct. 25, 1932, in Huntingburg, she was the daughter of Cornelius and Orena Egbert Van Boven.
      Cornie was a longtime resident of Logansport and moved to Brookston in 2001.
      Cornie loved decorating and made a living painting and wallpapering in the Logansport area until the past few months.  She was full of energy and life and was dearly loved by her children and grandchildren.
      Surviving are her six children; four daughters, Gerri Erbaugh and her husband, Roger, and Joni Eatmon, all of Brookston, Sarah Barton and her husband, Richard, and Ann Downham Stroup and her husband, Phillip, all of Collierville, Tenn.; sons, Chuck Hiatt and his wife, Karen, Albion, Mich., and John Hiatt and his wife, Deb, Logansport; three sisters, Betsy Stephens and her husband, George, Logansport, Gerry Gray and her husband, John, Indianapolis, and Jodie Barnard and her husband, Dave, Prescott, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, Drew Ott and his wife, Debbie, Kees Hiatt, Kim Hiatt, Sarah Hiatt, Aaron Babb, Alex Barton, Andrew Barton, Adam Barton, Alexandra Stroup, Makenzie Stroup, Stephanie Hunt and her husband, Andy, John Tyler Hiatt and Jamie Reese and his wife, Mary; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      One grandchild, Brian Reese, and a brother, John Van Boven, preceded in death.
      Rev. Dr. Lelan D. McReynolds will officiate at the services.
      Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial services Friday in the church in Brookston.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookston Federated Church and sent c/o the Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home, P.O. Box 509, Brookston IN 47923.
      Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(4-18-07)

     Jeanne Marie Medland, 90, a homemaker and
step-mother of Dick Medland, passed away peacefully, at her home in Pantego, Texas, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
Jeane Marie Medland     Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City, Ariz. Burial: Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Ariz. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz. A local memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at The Waterford at Pantego.
     Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gabriel's Angels and Right to Life Program, c/o St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013.
     Jeanne Marie Medland was born July 15, 1916, in Logansport, Ind., to Leo Francis and Hermine Rose Reder. Jeanne loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was a wonderful, loving mother and wife.  Her greatest joy was to be with her family.  Gifted as an artist, and accomplished actress, Jeanne could frequently be seen, if not in the cast, in the audience of area theatre productions.  Jeanne also loved to crewel and needlepoint, and was always open for the challenge of a good bridge game.  She had a passion for reading and often volunteered at local libraries.  Jeanne cherished traveling worldwide, as often as possible, including whitewater rafting, at the age of 85, and cruising several Alaskan cruises, the last being on her 90th birthday.  She loved to laugh and make others laugh.  Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Paul A. Medland, in 1977; husband of 17 years, Thomas G. Medland, in 1995; and her sister, Hermine "Babe" McCain, in 1995.
     Survivors: daughter, Carol Medland (Sr. Mary Paul), of Ohio, and Denise Medland of Texas; sons, Michael Medland and wife, Linda, of Florida, and Brian Medland, of California; stepsons, Thomas Medland and wife, Rita, and Richard Medland('59) and wife, Patricia, both of Arizona, William Medland('62) and wife, Donna, of Wisconsin, and Timothy Medland and wife, Joanna, of Indiana; sisters, Jackie Sum and Lorraine Obenchain; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family and friends at American Airlines and at The Waterford at Pantego.

     Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/23/2007. Fort Worth, TX Obit
(4-18-07)

     ROYAL CENTER — Services for
Sharon King Bunger's mother, Dorothea M. King, 92, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center chapel.
     She died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in her residence.
     Born Jan. 1, 1915, in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Claude Earl and Elsie Lacelia Murray Hendee. She was married June 25, 1938, in Logansport, to Edward L. King, who preceded in death July 25, 2003.
     A 1933 graduate of Grass Creek High School, Mrs. King retired from the Aurora Colorado Community Schools after 13 years.  She also had worked at RBM in Logansport for several years.
     She was a member of Royal Center United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed crocheting and doing crafts.
     Surviving are one daughter, Sharon K. Bunger, Logansport; one sister, Mary Alice Goodner, Logansport; grandchildren, Robert Bunger and family, Etham, United Kingdom, Ronald Bunger and family, Kristine Rhodes and family, and Camille Smith and family, all of Logansport; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. David Sommers will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
(4-18-07)

     Services for
Joe Maxwell's mother, Emma Elizabeth “Betty” Maxwell, 88, of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
Emma Elizabeth "Betty" Maxwell     She died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2006, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Jan. 11, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Orville Morton and Lydia Smith Reed.  She was married Aug. 5, 1939, in Logansport, to Chalmer Maxwell, who survives.
     Mrs. Maxwell worked as the registrar at the Cass County Health Department for 13 years.
     She was a member of River of Life Christian Church and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790 Ladies Auxiliary.
     Also surviving are one son, Joe Thomas Maxwell and his wife, Melissa, Modesto, Calif.; one daughter, Jill Lynn Stienbarger and her husband, Larry, Logansport; one sister, Jean Morgan, Sebring, Fla.; and one grandson, Chris Stienbarger and his wife, Cara, Logansport.
     Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
     The Rev. W. Frank Hibbard will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity and to River of Life Christian Church.
(4-18-07)

     Services for the
mother of Charmane Belcher Walters, Lavina W. Belcher, 90, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Lavina BelcherShe died at 8:55 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, in her daughter’s Logansport residence.
     Born April 27, 1915, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Edwin and Selma Adamsky Ruschkofski. On Sept. 1, 1940, in Logansport, she was married to Carl L. Belcher, who died July 1, 1987.
     Lavina was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She also was active in the Golden Agers and the Monday night Bible study sponsored by Yorktown Road Church of Christ.
     She retired in 1941 as a sales clerk at S.S. Kresge dime store in downtown Logansport.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Charmane and Alan Walters, Logansport; one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Linda Belcher, Logansport; four grandchildren, Dawn Osborn and her husband Jon, Logansport, Jeff Walters, Kissimmee, Fla., Tammy Hicks and her husband Nick, and Julie Wonderlin and her husband Wesley, all of Terre Haute; six great-grandchildren, Katie and Austin Osborn, Joe and Mindy Hicks, and Isaac and Paige Wonderlin.
     One son, Ronald Belcher, and two brothers, Paul Ruschkofski and George Ruschkofski, preceded in death.
     Pastor Donna Glazier and Rob Hall will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. A Trinity Lutheran Church Council service will be held Monday at the funeral home. The time is pending.
     Memorial contributions may be made to The Golden Agers Program at Yorktown Road Church of Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church.
(4-19-06)

    A private family service for Frances Kathryn "Connie" Voorhees, 88, of Logansport, will be held at a later date.  She was the
mother of classmate Stephen Vorhees.
     Frances K "Connie" VoorheesShe died at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, in Miller's Merry Manor.
     Born May 11, 1917, in Walton, she was the daughter of Harley and Iva Reed Gabriel. On Nov. 9, 1940, in Marion, she was married to R. Wilson Voorhees, who preceded in death Feb. 1, 1991.
     Mrs. Voorhees was retired from Voorhees Photography Studio.
     She had been a member of the Logansport Art Association, PEO Sisterhood and was on the board of directors of Hoosier Salon.
     Mrs. Voorhees was a past president of Indiana Federated Art Clubs and past president of American Photographic Artists Guild.
     Surviving are two sons, Stephen Voorhees and his wife, Sue, Angola, and Richard Voorhees, Logansport; three grandchildren, Philip Voorhees and his wife, Dorothea, Carmel, Derek Voorhees, Huntersville, N.C., and Chase Voorhees, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother and one sister preceded in death.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Foundation.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(4-19-06)

     Services for
Barbara Beaver Branecky's mother, Helen Elizabeth “Bette” Leavitt, 87, of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     H Elizabeth "Bette" Beaver LeavittShe died at 12:34 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born May 5, 1918, in Watseka, Ill., she was the daughter of Boyd I. and Edna McCain Neher. She was married Sept. 17, 1939, to David W. Beaver, who preceded in death Jan. 26, 1964. In June 1966, she was married to Hill K. Leavitt, who preceded in death Jan. 19, 1977.
     Bette was a graduate of Alexander J. Kent High School.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church since 1950. She was also affiliated with Covenant Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette.
     Bette was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and a former board member of the Cass County Family Y and Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She also was a member of the Homemakers Club.
     A Memorial Hospital volunteer, she was interested in reading, music, playing cards and was always interested in birds and other things of nature.
     She had been a house mother at Farm House Fraternity at Purdue University.
     Bette Leavitt’s family was one of the pioneer families of Kentland, where she was raised.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara L. and Michael Branecky, Flatonia, Texas; one sister, Freda L. Starcher Cripe, Mulberry; grandchildren, Jeffrey A. Starcher and his wife, Tracy, and Laurie L. Geston and her husband, Christopher, all of Houston, Texas, Michael D. Starcher and his wife, Jenny, Dallas, Texas, James R. Starcher and his wife, Shannon, Kalispell, Mont., and LaToya J. Branecky, Flatonia, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Gunnar and Bennett Geston, Houston, Texas, Bram and Jett Starcher, Kalispell, Mont., and Claire Starcher, Dallas, Texas; one nephew, John F. Starcher, Lafayette; and one great niece, Kimberly Sesher, Houston, Texas.
     Two sons, David W. Beaver II and infant Charles I. Beaver, and one sister, Barbara J. McClatchey, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Kentland.
     Friends may call from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1200 W. Market St., Logansport IN 46947 and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St., Logansport IN 46947.
(4-19-06)

     
Bonnie Raikes Nida's father, Maurice E. Raikes, 92, 2452 Wilshire Drive, died at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 26, 2005, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Mr. Raikes graduated from Walton High School in 1931.  He had lived in Walton, Logansport until 1958, in Lancaster, Ohio, six years and moved to Frankfort in 1964.  He worked for RBM Electronics in Logansport and Lancaster, Ohio, 1939-1964, and Mallory Controls in Frankfort 1964-1983.  He invented a squeezer for toothpaste tubes.
     He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist, where he sang in the choir and others for 75 years.  He was a 50-year Masonic Lodge member, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite, 50-year past master, recipient of Knight of the York Cross of Honor, Yeoman of York Allied Masonic degree, and was an honorary member of more than 20 Masonic lodges; a former member of Lions Club and a former member of Order of Eastern Star 20 years.
     He was born July 2, 1913, in Walton to George W. and Nora Bowlan Raikes. He married Freda Eileen Johns in Walton on Jan. 7, 1939, and she died Jan. 7, 2005.
     Surviving are two daughters, Verna Ritz of Lafayette and Mrs. Donald (Bonnie) Nida of Lancaster, Ohio; a brother, Merlyn (Ruby) of Walton; a sister, Elizabeth Preiser of Peru; four grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
     Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Pastor Charles Pelc officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Walton. Calling will be 3-7 p.m. Friday in Genda Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7. Calling also will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
     Memorials may be made to Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, P.O. Box 44210, Indianapolis, IN 46244.
     Online condolences may be made to www.gendafuneralhome.com. 
 (4-19-06)

     Services for
Marsha Kesler Mays' father, Donald F. Kesler Sr., 94, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born March 9, 1911, in Mishawaka, he was the son of Harlie and Nettie Johnson Kesler.  He was married July 25, 1937, in Crown Point, to Claribel Klinsick, who preceded in death Feb. 21, 2001.
     A 1930 graduate of Swayzee High School, Mr. Kesler was a salesman.
     He was a lifetime member of the Elks.
     He enjoyed playing golf and cards and liked to work on cars.
     Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Maw and her husband, Don, Logansport, and Marsha Mays and her husband, John, Hot Springs, Ark.; two sons, Jeff Kesler and his wife, Becky, Logansport, and Keith Kesler and his wife, Jayne, Peru; one daughter-in-law, Karen Kesler, Logansport; 13 grandchildren, Tom Vance, Trisha Vance, Travis Vance, Bryan Maw, Lori McPike, Lisa Lindsey, Randy Kesler, Keila Howard, Kelly Widner, Tim Kesler, Dylan Kesler, Jason Kesler and Stacey Kesler; 16 great-grandchildren, Marisa Vance, Zackary Vance, Coulton White, Brandon Howard, Brittany Howard, Tyler Widner, Cody Widner, Alexis Kesler, Griffin Kesler, Devin Kesler, Bradley Maw, Braden Maw, Zoe Kesler, Jordan Lindsey, Parker Lindsey and Lauren Lindsey; and one sister, Mid Faulkner, Argos.
     
One son, Donald F. Kesler, preceded in death Nov. 21, 2003.  Three sisters and two brothers also preceded in death.
     The Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
(12-29-05)

     Merrill Miller,
husband of Jeanie Yoder Miller, and brother of Jim Miller died Saturday morning in his home on October 1, 2005.
     LaPORTE -- Services for Merrill E. "Rock" Miller, 68, of LaPorte, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Essling Funeral Home.
    He died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at his residence.
    Born July 24, 1937, in Logansport, he was the son of Harry E. and Lena Elliott Miller.   He was married April 15, 1961, in Logansport, to Jeanie Yoder, who survives.
    Mr. Miller worked in management for NIPSCO in Hammond, Michigan City, Angola, and LaPorte, retiring in 1993.   After retirement, he worked for I-80/90 Tourism Development Commission.   In 1995 he received the state's VISTA Award for Hospitality at the Lt. Governor's conference.
    Merrill graduated from Logansport High School in 1955 and Indiana University School of Business in 1963.  He lived in LaPorte most of his life.
    He was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church in New Carlisle.   He was also a former member of the Elks, Masons, Scottish Rite and Shrine clubs.
    Merrill enjoyed his his children and grandchildren.
    An avid IU fan, he also liked the Cubs and Bears.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
    Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jamie Miller, LaPorte; one daughter and son -in-law, Judy and Jack Mannia, LaPorte; four grandchildren, Brynn and Brayde Hines, Jake Miller, and Katie Mannia, all of LaPorte; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sharon (Hardin) Miller, Columbus, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Kathy Yoder, Logansport; nephews, Chip and his wife, Kathy, Fayette, Ark., and Matt and his wife, Jenny, Columbus, Ohio; nieces, Darcy Pirie and KC Swisher, both of Logansport; and five great - nieces and nephews.
    His parents and one daughter, Kaley Beth Miller, preceded in death.
    The Rev. Roger Ash will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday in the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice Program, 901 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360 and the LaPorte County Special Olympics, 3893N 600W, LaPorte, IN, 46350, ATTN: Diane Warnke.  
(10-1-05)

     Services for
Nancy Lee Shaver Sturgeon's father, Charles C. Shaver, 90, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in his residence with his family close at his side.
     Born Feb. 25, 1915, in Logansport, he was the son of Harry and Adella Dunkle Shaver.  He was married Feb. 14, 1937, in Logansport, to Elda Doris Hutton, who survives.
     Mr. Shaver retired in 1980 as vice president and general manager of Coca-Cola after 44 years of service.  He had also served in the Civilian Conservation Core.
     Charles was a life-time member of Tipton Masonic Lodge #33 F&AM, a life member of the Elks Lodge #66, member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, past president (in 1960) of Kiwanis Club, past president of the YMCA Board of Directors, and a former Scout Leader.  He also was an Eagle Scout and Sagamore of the Wabash.
     Charles was an avid golfer.  
     Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Lynne Wild and her husband, Richard W., Logansport, and Nancy Lee Sturgeon and her husband, Terry E., Kalamazoo, Mich.; one brother, Dr. Harry Shaver and his wife, Sue, Scottsville, Ky.; one sister, Mary Ellen Campbell and her husband, Donald L., Royal Center; seven grandchildren, Michael R. Wild and his wife, Elaine, Peoria, Ill., Jeffrey A. Wild and his wife, Dawn, Bloomington, Kevin C.C. Wild and his wife, Susan, Indianapolis, Cathy L. Bethard, Mattawan, Mich., Thomas M. Sturgeon and his wife, Allison, Midlothian, Mich., and Craig J. Sturgeon and his wife, Deanna, and Brian D. Sturgeon and his wife, Sara, all of Portage, Mich.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
     Three sisters preceded in death.
     Pastors Bill Shannon and Chris Dare will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and one hour before services Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church and The Guardian Angel Hospice.
(6-21-05)

     Family memorial services will be held in both Arizona and Rhode Island for
Larry Wood's father, Charles G. Wood, 89, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Logansport and Royal Oak, Mich.
     He died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Eden Adult Care Hospice in Mesa.Born in Hebron, he was the son of Fred and Bernice Griffin Wood. He was married to Wilma Gray, who preceded in death.
     Mr. Wood attended Wayne State University and worked as an electrical engineer. He was an active member of several church choirs and barbershop quartets.
     He enjoyed fishing, golf, bowling, woodworking and reading the Pharos-Tribune online.
     Surviving are one son, Larry and his wife, June, of Cumberland, R.I.; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Wood, Gilbert Ariz.; and grandchildren, David, Phoenix, Ariz., Lisa, Providence, R.I., and Ryan, New York City, N.Y.
     One son, Stephen A. Wood, preceded in death. 
(6-21-05)

     
Joanne Townsley Reap VanDrent's sister, Janice A. Baldwin, 66 of Plymouth, IN, died at 6:50 am, Friday, April 8, 2005 at her residence.
     She was born January 18, 1939 in Logansport, IN, Daughter of the late Kyle Townsley and the late Loretta Lee Townsley.  She was married November 30, 1956 to Robert A. Baldwin in Logansport, IN.
     She had been employed at McGill Manufacturing .
     Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Baldwin and 3 Sons, Mark Baldwin of Bolingbrook, IL, John (Victoria) Baldwin of Culver, IN, David (Debra) Baldwin of Culver, IN; Sister, Joanne VanDrent of Tucson, AZ; 3 Grandsons, Michael Baldwin of Plymouth, IN, William Baldwin of Culver, IN, Phillip Robbins of Culver, IN; Granddaughter, Amanda Baldwin of Plymouth, IN. She was preceded in death by two sisters.  Friends will be received 4 to 8 PM , Sunday, April 10, 2005 at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.  Services will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, at 11:00 am Monday April 11, 2005 with Carla Barker officiating. Interment will follow in the Ever Rest Memorial Park.  
(6-21-05)

     Roy E Weber,beloved
husband of Judith (Nee Cunningham); loving father of Laura (Stephen) Harrington, Linda (Steven) Werkmeister, Jack (Tonya) Weber and Joseph Weber; stepfather of Todd (Lynn) Campi; fond grandfather of David, Taylor, Danny, Jordan, Morgan, Cameron, Brian, Connor and Casey; dear brother of Patricia (James) Doyle and Thomas (Lynn) Echlin; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 8:45 a.m. from the Thompson and Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, Illinois to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Private. Visitation Friday, February 25, 2005, from 3-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. 800-835-1673 or 800-889-1344, would be appreciated. 708-425-0500 ... Published in the Post-Tribune on 2/24/2005.. (6-21-05)

     Services for Jerry Lee Hunt, 46, of Indianapolis, formerly of Logansport and
son of Diane Albert Hunt, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, in St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.
     Born Feb. 20, 1959, in Logansport, he was the son of Jerry P. and Diane Albert Hunt, who survive.
     A 1977 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Hunt was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, German Club, the Student Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also served as class president during his sophomore and junior years. He participated in football, track and wrestling.
     A 1981 graduate of Indiana University, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
     He had been employed as auditor for Dayton Freight Lines, Indianapolis.
     He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
     Mr. Hunt loved his family, especially his daughters. He coached softball teams and was actively involved in his daughters' activities. He was truly a loving father, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
     He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
     Surviving are two daughters, Jessica Hunt and Allison Hunt, both of Indianapolis; former wife and best friend, Bobbi Hunt, Indianapolis; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tami and Scott Hile, Camden, and Traci and Tim Hines, Logansport; his grandparents, Marion and Theda Leffel, Logansport; two nieces, Natalie and Hayley Hines, Logansport; several aunts and uncles, Donald and Jackie Albert, Linda and David Dunkle, Joe and Martha Hunt, Sharon and Skip Pierce, and Sue and Bob Drew; and several cousins, close friends and fraternity brothers.
     His grandparents, Paul and Arlene Hunt, and his grandfather, Raymond Albert, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Chip Gast will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  
(6-21-05)

     
Bud Dresler's father, Karl J. Dresler, 90, 27833 C.R. 24, formerly of Bristol, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb 2, 2005, at Elkhart General Hospital.
     He was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Chicago, to Karl and Roselee (Saylor) Dresler.
     He married Marcella J. Zurbuch in 1940 in Akron, Ohio. She died March 3, 1988. He then married Geraldine Bush on July 6, 1990, in Bristol. She survives.
     He was a plant engineer for Goshen Rubber Co. for 20 years.
     He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Bristol.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jacquelyn (Joe) Klase, Syracuse; a son, Carl “Bud” Thomas (Susan) Dresler, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Nancy (Dick) Etters, Las Vegas; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife; a daughter, Patricia Ann Miller, 1985; a son, Rickey Charles Dresler, in 1963; and a stepdaughter, Kathy Lichkay.
     Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m Saturday at The Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
The funeral service will begin at 11a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bob Van Kempen of St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church officiating.
     Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
     Memorial contributions may be sent to Goshen Hospice.  
(2-3-05)

     Services for
Gary Helvie's mother, Gertrude M. Helvie Austin, 85, of Kokomo, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Waterplace Health Campus, Kokomo.
     Born Jan. 13, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Thurman B. and Etta A. Truax Cox. She was married June 11, 1939, in Logansport, to Leonard R. Helvie, who preceded in death Aug. 28, 1977. Her second marriage was to Harold C. Austin on March 2, 1981, in Barstow, Fla., and he preceded in death Nov. 3, 1999.
     A 1939 graduate of Logansport High School, Gertrude was employed by the GTE Phone Company as a telephone operator for 24 years.
     She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
     She and Mr. Austin spent their winters in Fort Myers, Fla., for 17 years. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and oil painting.
     She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all.
     Surviving are one son, Gary Helvie and his wife, Bette, Kokomo; one granddaughter, Maria A. Sinkovics and her husband, William, Mishawaka; three great-grandchildren, Miranda Sinkovics, Luke Sinkovics and Jake Sinkovics, all of Mishawaka; one stepgranddaughter, Dana Bowman and her husband, Roger, Tipton; one stepgrandson, Kenneth R. Farrell Jr., Kokomo; several nieces and nephews; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
     One sister, Thelma Barrus, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
(1-25-05)

     William S. Rehm, age 85, passed away at 11:42 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2005, in St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel, Indiana, after a short illness.   He was the father of
Karen Rehm Cart.
     Services for Bill will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 2:30 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport with calling 1/2 hour before the service. A Celebration of Life for Bill will be held at Silver Lake 2430 E. Market Street, Logansport, immediately following the service.
     Born October 27, 1919, Bill was the son of William R. and Charlotte Rehm.  On November 4, 1945, he was married to Lucile Rogers who preceded him in death on March 16, 1986.
     The 1937 graduate of Logansport High School attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He served in World War II from December, 1941, until June, 1945, in Southern Philippines, Luzon, East Indies, Papuan and New Guinea. He was decorated with Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star; Good Conduct Ribbon; Distinguished Unit Citation and Combat Infantryman Badge. Upon discharge from the Army, Bill joined his father in Rehm's Men's Wear in Logansport that was established in 1913 by his father, William R. and uncle Carl Rehm. The Logansport store closed in 1964 and moved to West Lafayette, IN, from 1964-1984 as Rehm's in the Village. Tom Rehm, son, took over the store in West Lafayette when Bill and Lucy moved to Stuart, Florida, in 1972 and opened Rehm's Men's Wear until his retirement in 1985.
     Bill returned to Logansport in 1989. He was a former member of Elks 66 in Logansport; Elks 143 in Lafayette; Elks in Stuart, Florida; Optimists Club, and the John Purdue Club.  Bill was a loyal fan of Purdue Football and Basketball.  He was also a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Logansport.
     Surviving is one daughter, Karen L. Cart and her husband, Jay, Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas William Rehm, January 11, 1991, and a daughter, Shari Lynn Robbins, August 31, 1994. He is survived also by grandchildren, Kim DeNardin and her husband, Scott, Fishers, IN; Jeff Cart and his wife, Aimee, Indianapolis,IN; Kirk Rehm, Portland, OR; Stephanie Rehm Franklin and her husband, Matthew, Tampa, FL; Toni Robbins, Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Sarah and Mark DeNardin, Fishers, IN; Landess and Wilder Cart, Indianapolis, IN.
     Memorial donations may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 430 9th Street, Logansport; American Heart Association Cass County; and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Logansport.
(1-22-05)

     
Services for the mother of Alice Polly Hankee, Mildred A. Polly, 91, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2005, in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Chase Center.
     Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Joseph and Nora Martin Rombold. She was married in 1936 in Logansport to James R. Polly, who preceded in death in 1976.
     Mildred was a homemaker.
     She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
     Surviving are one daughter, Alice Hankee, Logansport; one son, Robert Polly Sr. and his wife, Roxie, Monticello; one sister, Florence Shaw, Logansport; eight grandchildren, Brenda Williams, Deb Higgins and her husband, Jeff, and Richard Hankee, all of Logansport, Gene Polly and his wife, Amy, Avon, Serina Snider, Monticello, Patricia Jordan and her husband, John, Franklin, Lori Myers and her husband, Steve, Greenwood, and Gina Lee Polly, Lexington, Ky.; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Three brothers, three sisters and one grandson preceded in death.
     Dr. Horace Smith will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene.
(1-22-05)

     
Baunetta (Bonnie) Raikes Nida's mother, Freda Eileen Raikes, 87, of 2452 Wilshire Drive, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born Oct. 5, 1917, in Elkhart, she attended school in Walton. She had lived in Lancaster, Ohio, for five years and moved here in 1964.
     She married Maurice Raikes on Jan. 7, 1939, and he survives.
     Mrs. Raikes worked for Mallory for 19 years and for RBM Electronics in Logansport for 15 years.
     She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church its Ruth Circle in Frankfort, a member of the Ladies Home Economics Club in Logansport, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a PTA volunteer.
     Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Verna Ritz of Lafayette and Baunetta Nida (husband: Donald) of Lancaster, Ohio.
     Calling 3-7 p.m. with Order of Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Genda Funeral Home, Frankfort. Service there 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, Pastor Charles Pelc officiating. Interment IOOF Cemetery, Walton. Surviving are 4 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 stepgreat-grandchildren.
     Memorials: St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Frankfort. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
(1-8-05)

    Services for
Judy Obenchain Pashak's mother, Nannabelle Obenchain, 84, of Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
    Mrs. Obenchain died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in Memorial Hospital.
    Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Estill County, Ky., she was the daughter of William Thomas and Emma Lee Huff Howell. On Sept. 10, 1939, she was married to Keith G. Obenchain, who preceded in death on Feb. 22, 1989.
    The 1938 graduate of New Waverly High School had owned and operated the Indiana Beach Taco Stand with her family for 27 years.
    She was a member of River of Life Church, formerly known as Ninth Street Christian Church, where she sang in the choir for more than 30 years. She was a past matron of Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star, and had worked as a volunteer at Memorial Hospital for more than 40 years.
    Mrs. Obenchain, who had worked as a floral designer for Pleasant Hill Greenhouse, enjoyed crocheting and watching Indiana and Purdue University basketball games in her spare time.
    Surviving are two daughters, Judith Anne Pashak, and her husband, John, Logansport, and Kathryn Marie Obenchain, Sparks, Nev.; one son, Keith Thomas Obenchain, and his wife, Sue, Naperville, Ill.; two sisters, Opal Stiver, Monticello, and Marie Rush and her husband, Oren, Dinuba, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas Howell Jr., and his wife, Virginia, Bladenboro, N.C., and Ralph W. Howell, and his wife, Arlene, Highland Park., Colo.; one grandson, Jeff Pashak, and his wife, Kelli; five granddaughters, Deb Widner, and her husband, Paul, Carrie Schaffer and her husband Tony, Nan Biehle and her husband, John, Alicia Intagliata and her husband, Chris, and Erica Collins, and her husband, Tom; three stepgrandchildren, Ryan Lindeman, Stacey Lindeman and Tim Lindeman; and nine great-grandchildren.
    Two sisters, Agnes Skelton and Margaret Iles, one infant grandson and one infant great-grandson also preceded in death.
    Drs. Cameron Douglas and Sam Young will officiate at the services. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel, where the OES will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Church.
(12-5-04)
     
Sue Cabiness Cassalini's father died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Services for Bernard C. Cabiness, 83, of Rochester and Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Born July 22, 1921, in Cass County, he was the son of George and Ruth Conrad Cabiness. He was married May 21, 1939, in Young America, to Mary Jane Burk, who survives.
     A 1939 graduate of Young America High School, and a 1946 graduate of the Joseph Bulova Watchmaking School, Mr. Cabiness was a watchmaker repairing watches and making custom jewelry for Cabiness Jewelry. He was recipient of the Meritus Service Award presented by the Indiana Watchmakers Association.
     Mr. Cabiness served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He suffered a spinal injury on Feb. 6, 1945, in Rhineland, Germany, which left him paralyzed for nearly 60 years. He earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.
     He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Tipton Masonic Lodge in Logansport, Elks Lodge #66 and Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite.
     He loved to fish at his home on the lake, as well as deep sea fishing. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Sue Casalini and her husband, Joe, Logansport, and Jean Ann Carr, Philadelphia; one sister, Virginia Moore, Logansport; four grandchildren, Curt Carr, Indianapolis, Catherine Curtis, Fontana, Calif., Elizabeth Loposser, Logansport, and Michael Casalini, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and nine great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
(8-24-04)

     
MONTICELLO -- Services for Judy Dougherty Larimore's mother, Margaret Marie Dougherty, 88, of Monticello, were held at noon Monday in Fisher-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home.  Mrs. Dougherty died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.
     Born Dec. 28, 1915, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Clarence and Marie Wolf Groff.  On March 25, 1939, she was married in Hendricks County to James Albert Dougherty, who preceded in death May 16, 2002.
     Her hobbies included bowling, golfing and playing cards.  She especially enjoyed being with family and friends.  Mrs. Dougherty was a homemaker but also had worked for Kmart in Fort Wayne and S.S. Kresge in Logansport.
     Surviving are her beloved cat, Mitzi; four daughters, Judy Larimore and her husband, Larry "Buck," Logansport, Janna Key, Rensselaer, Patricia D. Kenny and her husband, James, Park City, Utah, and Beverly Dougherty, Virginia Beach, Va; one son, James A. Dougherty Jr. and his wife, Joanne, Miami, Fla.; one brother, Raymond "Bud" Groff, Indianapolis; three sisters, Ida May Lange, Indianapolis, Violet "Hap" Gaston, Indianapolis, and Viola "Tub" Lange, Indianapolis; one aunt, Anna Wolf, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, David Larimore and his wife, Lyla, Michael Larimore and his wife, Kim, Mindy Larimore, Michael Kenny and his wife, Melanie, Shannon Kenny, Danielle Key, Jessica Florian and her husband, Adam, and Bryan Key; and 11 great-grandchildren.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Shafer Welfare Association.
(8-24-04)

     Services for
Carol Stinemetz's father, Harry W. Stinemetz, 90, Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 9 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Jan. 29, 1914, in Logansport, he was the son of Benton and Dora Luey Stinemetz. On Jan. 21, 1939, in West Lafayette, he was married to Frances M. Carter, who died March 30, 2003.
     Mr. Stinemetz was a conductor on the Pennsylvania & Penn-Central Railroad for 38 years.
     He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Tipton Masonic Lodge #33, and the United Transportation Union.
     Surviving are one daughter, Carol Bodinson, Princeton Junction, N.J.; two sons, Paul Stinemetz and his wife Pat, Kokomo, and Charles Stinemetz, Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Susan Bodinson, United Arab Emirates, and Jeanne Bodinson, Pennington, N.J.; two grandsons, Paul Stinemetz II and his wife Nancy, Coatesville, and Scott Stinemetz, Lafayette; and one great-granddaughter, Mischon Stinemetz, Coatesville.
     One brother, Ray Stinemetz, preceded in death.
(7-5-04)

     A memorial Mass was scheduled for
Tom Shook's mother, Esther E. Shook, 86, of Kokomo, at 10 a.m. March 30, 2004, in St. Patrick Catholic Church.
     She died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Northwoods Village.
     Born Nov. 11, 1917, in Batesville, she was the daughter of John and Helen Suttmiller Meyer. She was married July 20, 1940, in St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, to Forrest Shook, who preceded in death in 1983.
     A graduate of Batesville High School, Esther was a mother and a housewife. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo, a former member of the Altar Rosary Society and member of All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport.
     She enjoyed working as a volunteer, playing golf, reading, playing cards and nurturing her plants, especially her violets.
     Surviving are two sons, Thomas Shook and his wife Cherilyn, Kokomo, and Richard Shook, Houston; one daughter, Susan Hatfield and her husband Phil, Normal, Ill.; grandchildren; Denise Bellmer and her husband Arnold, Denver, Colo., Scott Shook and Aaron Shook, both of Kokomo, Christopher Hatfield and Stephanie Hatfield, both of Normal, Ill., Lisa Alongi and Anthony Alongi, both of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren.
     One daughter, Linda Alongi, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Fr. Ted Dudzinski will officiate at the services. Cremation and entombment will follow at a later date in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery and Mausoleum.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and St. Patrick Catholic Church.
(4-3-04)
     Services for
Bill Rozzi's mother, Una Rozzi, 83, of Logansport, was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:42 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, in Memorial Hospital.
     Born July 2, 1920, in Idaville, she was the daughter of Frank E. and Ollie Fisher Benjamin. On Feb. 23, 1940, in Monticello, she was married to Bernard "Ben" Rozzi, and he survives.
     Mrs. Rozzi was co-owner and proprietor with her husband of Warner's Greenhouse. Over the years, she attended and chaired many conferences on floral design with FTD.
     Una and Ben had been active over the years in local veterans' activities. She was a member of the American legion Auxiliary Unit 60, where she served twice as auxiliary president.
     She also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Unit 60 and the 40 et 8 Cabane #729.
     She belonged to the Business and Professional Women's Association (BPW), the Golden Girls of Monticello, the William Paca Lodge, Logansport Elkettes, and the Logansport Eagles Auxiliary.
     Mrs. Rozzi was a member of Pine Creek Church of the Brethren, Monticello.
     Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Phyllis Rozzi, Logansport; one daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Bill Strahlem, Logansport; one brother, Frank E. "Eddie" and Martha Benjamin, Elyria, Ohio; one sister, Leila Lytle, Wheaton, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Two brothers, David and Marion Benjamin, and one sister, Laverne Hare, preceded in death.
     Pastor Opal Reiff and Father Timothy Kroeger will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the funeral home, where an American Legion Auxiliary service will be held at 7 p.m.  
(3-11-04)

     Services for
Jeff Williams' brother, David Lee Williams, 59, of 3302 E. Broadway, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in Logansport.
     Born July 9, 1944, in Kokomo, he was the son of Dallas E. and Mary Alice Preiser Williams. He was married on Sept. 6, 1969, in Logansport, to Carlita I. Boze, who survives.
     Mr. Williams was a car salesman since 1973 and was currently employed by Donato & Son's Jeep Eagle Inc. He had also worked for McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle Funeral Home, Kroeger Funeral Home, Johnson Ford and Hendrickson Motor Sales.
     He was a 1963 graduate of Logansport High School and a graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Vietnam conflict from 1962 to 1965.
     Dave was a member of Elks Lodge No. 66, Walton American Legion Post 418 and the Indiana Head Injury Foundation.
     He enjoyed working outdoors and doing repairs around the house.
     Also surviving are one daughter, Angela B. Williams, and her fiancŽ, Tony Lombardi, Logansport; one brother, Jeffery L. Williams and his wife, Kathy, Zionsville; one sister, Rose Ann Dowty and her husband, Dawson, Lincoln, Neb.; one sister-in-law, Irma Hobbs and her husband, Charlie, Toledo, Ohio; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.
     The Rev. Steve Fleck will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in St. John's Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of America, 8201 Greensboro Drive Suite 611, McLean, VA 22102.
(2-1-04)

     Private services for
Steve Miller's mother, Julia C. Miller, 86, of Logansport, will be held Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born June 8, 1917, in Oconto, Wis., she was the daughter of Justin and Leona Jacquart Renier. She was married in 1936, in St. John's Catholic Church, Jefferson, Wis., to Clarence Miller, who died Nov. 11, 1976.
     Mrs. Miller was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the former St. Vincent de Paul Church. She had been a cook at the Gourmet Cafeteria in downtown Logansport and had also been a baby sitter.
     First and foremost, she is fondly remembered by her children as a loving mother. She also was particularly fond of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter.
     Surviving are three sons, Steven Miller and his wife, Jeanne, Logansport, Ronald Miller and his wife, Karen, Port Huron, Mich., and Vince Miller and his wife, Barb, Logansport; three daughters, Mary Ebey and her husband, George, Ellen Albright and her husband, Don, and Janet Fettig, all of Logansport; three brothers, Justin Renier, Norway, Mich., Orville Renier, Hermansville, Mich., and Clifford Renier, Faithhorn, Mich.; six grandchildren, Cherie Bohling, Teresa Spencer, Jeff Pearson, Mitzi Kilgore, Mandy Miller and Jessica Miller; nine great-grandchildren, Kelly Caye Spencer, Kayla McFarland, Thomas Bohling, Sierra Bohling, Haylee Bohling, Alexandria Pearson, Marley Pearson, Willow Pearson and Joshua Benson; one great-great granddaughter, Alexis Spencer; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
     Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     A private visitation will be held.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or School.
(2-1-04)

     OVERLAND, MO. -- Private memorial services were held for
Kay Purdy's husband, Duane B. Meeker, 63, of Greenfield, formerly of Logansport.
     He died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, while working as a forensic engineer in St. Louis.
     Surviving are his wife, Kay Meeker, Greenfield; three daughters, Karen Peterson, San Diego, Barbara Risk, Blue Ash, Ohio and Janet Meeker, Indianapolis; one son, Jim Meeker, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Norma Penn, Clymers.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart, Diabetes and Stroke Associations and the Rotary Foundation.
     Arrangements were handled by Baumann Colonial Chapel.  
(2-1-04)

     Services for
H C Renkenbergere's father, Harry Carlyle Renkenberger Sr., 87, of 1003 High St., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Logansport, he was the son of Marion and Jennie Stoops Renkenberger. On May 21, 1939, in Logansport, he was married to Rhea Corena Hall, and she survives.
     Mr. Renkenberger retired in 1980 as a locomotive engineer with Conrail Railroad.
     He was a member of River of Life Christian Church and a member and former union representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
     Also surviving are one son, H.C. Renkenberger and his wife Cathie, Indianapolis; two daughters, Susan Singer Spencer, Logansport, and Karen Severyn and her husband Rick, Avenel, N.J.; one sister, Katherine Galbreth and her husband Donald, Tennessee; one brother, Robert Renkenberger and his wife Mary, Logansport; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Renkenberger, Logansport; six grandchildren, Erin Housefield and her husband John, Indianapolis, Jason Renkenberger and his wife Teresa, Brandon, Miss., Stanford Singer, Las Vegas, Shana Singer, Freemont, Calif., and Carson Severyn and Spencer Severyn, Avenel, N.J.; and four great-grandchildren.
     Three brothers, Richard, Paul and Russell Renkenberger, and two sisters, Iona Renkenberger and Margaret Lassiter, preceded in death.
     Dr. Cameron Douglas will officiate the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and one hour before the services Sunday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Church.
(2-1-04)

     Services for
Jim Tribbet's mother, Mary C. Tribbett, 85, Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Peru, she was the daughter of Roger D. Sr. and Edna Faye Vernon Yeider. She was married to Gerald H. Tribbett, who died Sept. 1, 1981.
     Mrs. Tribbett was a member of Women of the Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies of the Elks and American Baptist Women.
     She retired from the former General Tire in 1981.
     Surviving are one son, James V. Tribbett, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Roger D. Yeider Jr., Fort Wayne; and one sister, Myra Jean Owens, Logansport.
     One son, Tommie Tribbett; and one sister, Julie Boughton, preceded in death.
     The Revs. Joel Blanton and Michael Williams will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple. (11-22-03)

     
Brenda K Downham's son, James Edward Hammond, 42, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at his home in Howard Creek, Fla.
     He was born Nov. 20, 1960. in Orlando, Fla.
     He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Hammond, Howard Creek; his parents, Brenda K. Downham, Port St. Joe, Fla., and James W. and Patricia Hammond, Wewahitchka, Fla.; two daughters and their families, Candace and Jason Connor, TreSean and Justyn Connor, Sherrill's Ford, N.C., and Mandy K. Yates and her son, Christian, Hickory, N.C.; two stepdaughters and their families, Jolene and Domino DeMunck, Alan, Brianna, Dominic and Sebastian DeMunck, and Carrie and Tom Hunt and Haley, Amber and Abby Hunt and his stepson, Mark Carithers, all of Florida; three half brothers, Jimmy Hammond, Michael Hammond, and Gordon Hammond, all of Wewahitchka; two half sisters, Kim Pelt, Port St. Joe, and Jessica Pitts, Wewahitchka; and nine nieces and nephews.
     Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. EST today in the Howard Creek Baptist Church, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Rockfield, Ind., where he will be buried.
     Memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital.
     Comforter Funeral Home, Port St. Joe, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.  (11-22-03)

     
Jean Liming Filbey's daughter passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     A funeral Mass for Carla S. Filbey Lidy, 41, of 2127 Smead St., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     Born Dec. 31, 1961, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Douglas and Jean Liming Filbey.
     A 1980 graduate of Logansport High School, Carla had been employed at Timberland RV Manufacturers, Peru.
     She loved to camp and ride horses. She also liked to dance, but most of all, her children were the light of her life.
     Carla was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
     Surviving are her father, Douglas, Logansport; her mother, Jean Kilroy, Gainesville, Fla.; two sons, Matthew and Justin Lidy, both of Logansport; two daughters, Lauren Lidy and Kelsey Maloney, both of Logansport; two brothers, Mark Filbey, Hattiesburg, Miss., and Scott Filbey, Logansport; one sister, Barbara Diane Filbey, North Carolina; her companion, Mike Cooke, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today in Marocco Funeral Chapel where a Scripture service will be held at 4:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the children in care of Security Federal Savings Bank. (8-27-03)


     
Don Evernham's father passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Services for Cecil Dean Evernham, 82, of 1721 Smead St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.      Born June 10, 1920, in Buffalo, he was the son of Clarence Cecil and Daisy Henderson Evernham. He was married Sept. 8, 1939, in Monticello, to June B. Wyant, who died Feb. 10, 2003.
     A graduate of Buffalo High School, Mr. Evernham was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from Feb. 2, 1945, to Aug. 8, 1946, in the Pacific Theater and stationed in Japan during World War II.
     He had been employed at Prairie Farms Dairy and Ray's Creamery until his retirement after 26 years.
     A resident of Logansport since 1945, he was a member of First United Methodist Church, Logansport, where he had been active for more than 50 years.
     He also was a member of Tipton Lodge #33, F. & A.M., and past High Priest of Logansport Chapter #2, Royal Arch Masons.
     He was a member and past Illustrious Master of Logan Council #11, Royal and Select Masters, and a member and past Commander of St. Johns Commandery #24, Knights Templar.
     In 1975, he served as Worthy Patron of Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of the Eastern Star.
     He was active in the Past Matrons-Past Patrons Association.
     Surviving are one son Donel Evernham, Logansport, and five grandchildren.
     One daughter, Deana Jo Seidensticker, and three sisters preceded in death.
     The Rev. Rick Jones, of First United Methodist Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.  (4-30-03)

     
Joe Scagnoli's father died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, in his residence.
     A funeral Mass for Guido J. Scagnoli, 89, of 900 E. Linden Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     Born March 27, 1914, in Cass County, he was the son of Giuseppe and Marfina Marocco Scagnoli. In 1938, he was married to Eleanor Galloway, his wife of 64 years.
     Mr. Scagnoli worked for Rockwell Standard Corporation for 27 years. He was the co-owner and proprietor of Bowlmor Lanes, Logansport, for 33 years.
     He was a member of the Eagles Lodge 323 F.O.E., the Eagles Drill Team and the Eagles Emblem Choir.
Mr. Scagnoli sang in a barbershop quartet and became renowned for singing their version of "He's Behind the Eight Ball with His Baby" at numerous wedding receptions.
     He also managed the Eagle's baseball and basketball teams.
     Mr. Scagnoli was a charter member of the William Paca Club and a supporter of the Logansport Little League program, as well as the Woodlawn Center Bowling program.
     He served as manager of athletic programs for the All Saints Parish schools.
     He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and sang in the St. Joseph Men's Church Choir.
     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Scagnoli, Muncie, and Thomas and Loretta Scagnoli, Logansport; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Joseph Naumcheff, Greenwood; five grandchildren, Kelly Huth and her husband, Zach, Granger, Joseph Scagnoli Jr. and Jennifer Underwood, both of Indianapolis, Thomas Scagnoli Jr., Constantine, Mich., and Timothy Scagnoli, Logansport; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Hudson and Molly Huth, all of Granger; six sisters, Mary Arvin, Julia Baker, Edith Hildebrandt, Jennie Shinn and Josephine Moore, all of Logansport, and Virginia Klippel, Lafayette; and one brother, Frank Scagnoli, Logansport.
     One granddaughter, Ann Scagnoli, Muncie, and six brothers, Pacifico, Fred, Albert Budgie, Herman and Raymond, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday in Kroeger Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be held at 5 p.m. A William Paca Lodge service will follow.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School and First Call Home Health Care & Hospice. (4-21-03)

     A funeral Mass for
Judy Polsinelli Atherton's mother, Lucy M. Firmani Polsinelli, 82, of 1018 Pleasant Hill, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     Mrs. Polsinelli died at 10:58 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Dec. 26, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Joseph P. and Josephine J. Ricci Firmani. She was married June 17, 1940, to Anthony L. Polsinelli, who died June 24, 1968.
     Mrs. Polsinelli had owned and operated Polsinelli's Tavern for many years, retiring in 1991.
     The 1936 Logansport High School graduate was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, the All Saints Ladies Society, and the Daughters of Isabella.
     Surviving are one daughter, Judith Atherton, and her husband, James, Anderson; three grandsons, Jay Atherton, and his wife, Dina Marie, Leesburg, Va., Louis J. Polsinelli, Speedway, and Tony Vransevich, Chicago; four granddaughters, Janelle DeWolf, and her husband, Jeff, Carmel, Kimberly Powers, and her husband, John, and, Gina Sanders, and her husband, Mike, all of Griffith, and Merri Lynn Vransevich, Munster; one brother, Lawrence Firmani, Logansport; two sisters, Mary Antonelli, and her husband, Elmer, and Madalyne Donahue, and her husband, Paul; three great-grandchildren, Julia DeWolf, Jack DeWolf, and Joseph Sanders; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Louis Polsinelli, on March 1, 2001.
     Father Philip Haslinger will officiate at the Mass. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Marocco Funeral Chapel, where the Daughters of Isabella will conduct a service at 7 p.m. and a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Catholic Schools, or the Easter Seals Society.  (4-2-03)

     Services for
Carol Stinemetz Bodinson's mother, Frances M. Stinemetz, 85, of 319 Montgomery St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003, in Miller's Merry Manor.
Born Aug. 29, 1917, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Edwin R. and Garnet Buck Carter. She was married on Jan. 21, 1939, in West Lafayette, to Harry W. Stinemetz, who survives.
     Mrs. Stinemetz had been employed at Logansport Credit Bureau and the former Royalon Manufacturing Company.
She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Fidelity Chapter #58 Order of the Eastern Star.
     Also surviving are one daughter, Carol Bodinson, Princeton Junction, N.J.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Paul and Pat Stinemetz, Kokomo, and Charles Stinemetz, Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Susan Bodinson, Rochester, N.Y., and Jeanne Bodinson, Pennington, N.J.; two grandsons, Paul Stinemetz II and his wife, Nancy, Coatesville, and Scott Stinemetz, Lafayette; and one great-granddaughter, Mischon Stinemetz, Coatesville.
     Two sisters preceded in death.
     The Rev. Greg Britt will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  (3-31-03)

     Services for
Barbara Booher Johnson's mother, Dorothy L. Booher, 96, Logansport, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, in Chase Center, Logansport.
     Born March 2, 1906, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William E. and Emily Zimmerman Powell. She was married March 3, 1928, in Logansport, to William A. Booher, who died Jan. 14, 1989.
     Mrs. Booher was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     Surviving are one son, William J. Booher, Indianapolis; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Johnson, Phoenix; and two grandchildren, Paige Johnson and Jason Johnson.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cause For Paws, P.O. Box 1402, Logansport IN 46947. (3-4-03)

     
Don Evernham's mother passed away at 10:02 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in Miller's Merry Manor.
     Services for June Beatrice Evernham, 83, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Born July 11, 1919, in Colfax, she was the daughter of Raful and Oda Sally Kell Wyant. She was married Sept. 8, 1939, in Monticello, to Cecil Dean Evernham, who survives.
     A resident of Logansport since 1945, Mrs. Evernham graduated from International Business College. She had been employed at R.B.M. until her retirement.
     She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Logansport, for more than 50 years, where she was active in the Friendship Sunday School Class.
     In 1975, she served as Worthy Matron of Fidelity Chapter #58 in, Order of the Eastern Star, and was active in the Past Matron-Past Patron Association.
     Mrs. Evernham enjoyed researching her genealogy. A granddaughter of a Cherokee Indian, she discovered that her ancestry traced back to the famous Hatfield-McCoys as well as Daniel Boone.
     Also surviving are one son, Donel Evernham, Logansport; one brother, John Wyant, Monticello; two sisters, Alspie Dugan, Columbus, and Ruby Durlacher, Indianapolis; and five grandchildren.
     One daughter, Deana Jo Seidensticker, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon, of First United Methodist Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 6 p.m. (3-4-03)

     
Sherry Loser Pasquale's father died January 3, 2003.
     On Jan. 3, 2003, Wallace C. Loser, our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed from this life to spend eternity with our heavenly Father.
     Memorial services for Wallace C. Loser, 86, Lakeland, Fla., are to be held at 2 p.m. today at Georgetowne Manor Park in Lakeland. He died in Lakeland Memorial Hospital.
     Born March 31, 1916 in Royal Center, he was the son of Glen and Alta Loser. He was married Jan. 10, 1937, to Mary House Loser.
     After graduating from Royal Center High School in 1933, he started his 50-year employment with well-known RBM in Logansport. He became a supervisor and later a plant manager for United Technologies in Flora.
     He was active in his church and the local Elks Lodge 66. Wally enjoyed his family and many friends, always ready for a party or a good time! Fishing was his favorite sport. The Losers have enjoyed 22 years of active winter retirement in Lakeland.
     Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Jim Pasquale, Logansport, and Markay and Jim Martin, Canton, Ga.; four grandchildren, Andrea and Bruce Vernon, Logansport, Marcy and Tony Hayden, Logansport, Toby and Cris Martin, Canton, Ga., and Shelby Martin, Tallahassee, Fla.; and five great-grandsons.
     Interment and a local memorial service will follow at a later date in Cline Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Ministry at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1301 N. Third St., Logansport. (1-25-03)

     The parents of deceased classmate
Fred Hanna passed away in Sarasota, FL, within a month of each other recently.
     Charlotte L. Hanna, 89, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Logansport, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in Sarasota, Fla.
     Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Walton, she was the daughter of John and Cora Kesling. She was married on June 30, 1940, to Frederick B. Hanna.
     They resided in Logansport and Culver until moving to Sarasota, Fla., in 1982.
     Mrs. Hanna was a music teacher and a member of Alpha Omega at Ball State University.
     She was a former member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and many other civic organizations.
     Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer E. Messmer, Bradenton, Fla.
     One son, Frederick J. Hanna preceded in death.
     Private services will be held at a later date with burial in Logansport. (1-25-03)

     Frederick B. Hanna, 89, former Logansport attorney, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, in Sarasota, Fla.
     Born Sept. 5, 1913, in Cass County, he was the son of Roy and Emma Burkhart Hanna. On June 30, 1940, he was married to Charlotte Kesling, who died Nov. 23, 2002.
     A graduate of Indiana University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma, Mr. Hanna received his undergraduate and J. D. degree in 1938. He was admitted to the bar in 1938. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II, and was a member of the Judge Advocate Corps.
     He began his law practice in 1945 in Logansport and practiced continually until 1982. He was City Attorney for Logansport in 1947 and also was Prosecuting Attorney for Cass County from 1941 to 1943 and from 1950 to 1952. He was President of the Cass County Bar Association from 1952 to 1953.
     Mr. Hanna resided in Logansport and Culver and was a member of the Elks and Rotary clubs of Logansport.
     He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and many other civic organizations until moving to Sarasota, Fla., in 1982.
     Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer E. Messmer, Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Pauline Hockman, one sister-in-law, Jane Hanna, and several nieces and nephews.
     One son, Frederick J. Hanna, and one brother, Harmol Hanna, preceded in death.
     Private services will be held at a later date, with burial in Logansport. (1-25-03)

     
Bill Cuppy's son Clayt Cuppy died on Thanksgiving Day.
     Private funeral services will be held for Clayt W. Cuppy, 35, Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Logansport.
     He died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in an accident while hiking at the Grand Canyon.
     Born Sept. 18, 1967, in Logansport, he was the son of William Russell Cuppy and Cheryl Elaine Reid Callahan.
     A 1985 graduate of Wyomissing High School in Pennsylvania, he was studying for a Ph.D. at the University of South Florida, where he had previously earned two master's degrees.
     Surviving are his father, Bill Cuppy Sr., Logansport; his mother, Cheryl Reid Callahan, Clearwater, Fla.; maternal grandfather, Harold Reid, Logansport; sister and brother-in-law, Cara and Mark Littlefield, Tampa, Fla.; nephew and niece, RJ Boggs and Alexis Littlefield, Tampa, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Shantel Cuppy, Logansport; aunt and uncle, Nikki Reid, Logansport, and Lynn Reid, Kokomo; cousins, Brandie Reid, Indianapolis, and Boston Reid, Fairmount; aunt and uncle, Joan and Dick Bushaw, Logansport; and cousins, Russell Bushaw, Logansport, and Cynthia Grubb, Las Vegas, Nev.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be private.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Canyon Search and Rescue Program, Grand Canyon National Park Foundation, 625 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff AZ 86001. (12-9-02)

     The following unverified information came in an email as a partial explanation of what happened that tragic day: Billy Cuppy and Cheryl Reid's (his ex-wife) son, age 35 was killed at the Grand Canyon on Thanksgiving Day. Cheryl and her husband and kids/grandkids were there for a vacation. He went hiking in late afternoon with his brother in law and fell 600 feet (they're not sure exactly what happened).
     Bill does not have email, but you could send condolences to him at: Bill Cuppy, Sr., 3131 George St., Logansport, IN 46947 (12-9-02)


     Mike Farrell's mother, June Jenness Farrell, 86, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Services were held at Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport.
     Born June 12, 1916, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Cyrus and Ruth Schrock. On March 5, 1935, she was married to Paul M. "Butch" Farrell, who died Nov. 8, 1983.
     She was employed for many years at H. W. Gossard Co.
     She was a member and past president of the Logansport Elkettes.
     Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Joyce Farrell, Portage, Mich.; one grandson and his wife, Patrick and Yumiko Farrell, Spring Lake, Mich.; two sisters, Nina Gettings, Portage, Mich., and Georgia Roller, New Market, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. (12-9-02)

     
Marsha Callane Staples' father, Kenneth Callane (one of our teachers) died in September.
     Services for Kenneth L. Callane, 89, of 948 N 50E, Flora, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Reinke Funeral Home.
     He died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Mulberry Lutheran Home, Mulberry.
     Born April 30, 1913, in Carroll County, he was the son of Lewis H. and Daisey D. Maxwell Callane.
     On Aug. 4, 1961, in Flora Church of the Brethren, he was married to Jean Smoyer, who survives.
     He graduated from Flora High School in 1930 and Manchester College in 1934.
     He taught school at Deer Creek, New Waverly and Logansport Schools. While at Logansport, he was head of the English Department from 1960 to 1975. He also was dean of boys and coached football and basketball during that time. He taught for many years prior to that and was a favorite of many of the classes from the '50s.
     He was a member of Living Faith Church of the Brethren, and he enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing.
     Also surviving are one son, Kenneth D. Callane, Flora; one daughter, Marsha Callane Staples, Lewisburg, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. (12-9-02)

     
Denny Shaver's mother passed away May 17, 2002.
     Services for Anna Maxine Shaver, 81, of Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 10:17 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2002, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Feb. 4, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Bruce and Anna Elizabeth Sexton Llewellyn. On March 23, 1939, in Logansport, she was married to Delbert Aaron "D.A." Shaver, who died March 3, 1996.
     Mrs. Shaver was retired from Elco Industries and had worked at T.M. Morris Manufacturing, RBM and H.W. Gossard Company.
     She was a member of Helm Street Church of god and graduated from Logansport High School in 1939. Maxine loved life and looked forward to each new day. She loved God and was ready to be with the Lord.
     Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Carpenter, Logansport; two sons, Tom Shaver and his wife Janet, Logansport, and Denny Shaver and his wife Judy, Logansport; seven grandchildren, Derek Shaver, Stephanie Cripe, Sarah Myers, Tim Leeman, Aaron Little, Zachary Little and Drew Shaver; and three great-grandchildren, Kristen Alberts, Aaron S. Little and Rager Myers.
     One brother and one sister preceded in death. (7-01-02)

     
Phyllis Ricci Pickens' Mother Ann Ricci died in March. (7-21-02)

     
Tom King's father, Reverend Harold J. King, Sr., of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on April 10, 2002 in Florida.  He was born June 13, 1913.
     Survivors include his wife Peg; four sons Thomas, Iowa; Harold, Jr., Florida; Calvin, Arizona; and one daughter Carol, Lombard, IL.
     Reverend King was a Presbyterian Minister and had served many years as Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Logansport.  (7-21-02)

     
Ron Gifford's mother, Gladys M. Adams, 84, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in McKinney House in Logansport. Born May 9, 1917, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Willard E. and Ada H. Hardy Patty. She was married to Frederick Gifford, who preceded in death. On Oct. 20, 1968, in Cass County, she was married to Gerald R. Adams, who died June 16, 1979. She had been head cashier at Kroger Food Store and was a 50-year member of the Baptist Temple. She also was a member of Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star.
     Surviving are two sons, Ronald Gifford, Tehachapi, Calif., and Rick Gifford, Lebanon; two granddaughters, Cindy L. Gifford, Lomita, Calif., and Julie Gifford, Lancaster, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Katie Jane Bertheola, and Erik Gifford; two sisters, Gail Martin, Harlingen, Texas, and Marcella Brown, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and two nieces, Barbara Williams, Logansport, and Patty Brown, Zionsville.
     The Rev. Charles Sikler will officiate at the services at 1:30 p.m. on February 14, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. (2-13-02)

   Rose Mary McCain Kimberling's 83 year old mother, Hermine F., passed away in her residence in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 27, 2002. She was married to Robert F. McCain, who preceded in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.
    Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Mary and William Kimberling, Omaha, Neb., and Kathaleen and Olin Pate, Columbia, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jeanne Medland, Pentego, Texas, Lorraine Obenchain, Pittsburgh, and Jackie Sum and her husband, Robert, Banning, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
    One son, Robert L. McCain, preceded in death.
    Burial will be at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. (1-28-02)

    Donald B. Schmidt, 94, of Logansport,
Allen Schmidt's father, died unexpectedly in his sleep at home, at a quarter to four in the morning, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002. He was married to Helen Davis, who survives along with two sons and daughters-in-law, Don J. and Pamela Schmidt, Fort Wayne, and Allen and Gail Schmidt, Logansport; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila Schmidt and her husband, Dr. Edmund Gilday, Grinnell, Iowa; four grandchildren, J. Kurt Schmidt, Franklin, Tenn., J. Kraig Schmidt, Charlottesville, Va., and Carrie Robison and Kathy Woods, both of Logansport; and four great-grandchildren, Lauren Pereira Schmidt, and Zachary, Anthony and John Robison.
    Mr. Schmidt was the founder of A.J. Schmidt Plumbing & Heating Company in Logansport, where he worked throughout his life, including the day he died. He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and a former member of Tipton Masonic Lodge in Logansport.
    Mr. Schmidt served on the board of directors of Small Parts, Inc., for 36 years and was named Director Emeritus when he retired from the board.
    A devoted family man, Mr. Schmidt was an avid piano player, an active gardener, and a life-long reader. Mr. Schmidt was a 1927 graduate of Logansport High School. (1-26-02)

    
Sharon Leslie's life was recently shocked when her grandson, Jeremy, died from an automobile accident a few days before Christmas. She reports that she can certainly use all the love and prayers we can provide for her at this difficult time in her life. (1-13-02)

    
Sandy McNutt Clark's mother, Mary Louise Lacy McNutt passed away December 7, 2001, in Chase Center in Logansport. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Paris, Ill., she was 93 and had been a teacher in Paris, Illinois, and Logansport. She married Dale W. McNutt on July 18, 1936, who died Dec. 15, 1985. Mrs McNutt is survived by two daughters, Sandy Clark ('59), and Suanne Schwering ('56), five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (12-10-01)

    
Terry Groninger's sister Maryann Ropp recently passed away. Mary Ann was 58 and lived in Logansport. She died Friday, June 8, in Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on June 13. Born Sept. 8, 1932, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Clarence E. and Elmina May Stout Groninger. On Aug. 5, 1950, in Logansport, she was married to Paul H. Ropp, who died Oct. 6, 1986. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and having Friday night sleepovers for them. She also enjoyed her coffee times with her brother and sisters. One son, Clarence P. Ropp, one brother, Tom, and one sister, Barbara, also preceded in death. (7-22-01)

     Rosalie Ranke Arnold's father passed away on December 8, 2000, at his residence.  (3-24-01)

    Claribel Elliott Kesler, mother of
Don Kesler and Marsha Kesler Mays, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in her residence at age 86. On July 25, 1937, in Crown Point, she was married to Donald F. Kesler, who survives in Logansport. She is survived also by two daughters, Phyllis Maw of Logansport, and Marsha Mays of Hot Springs, Arkansas; three sons, Don of Logansport, Keith of Arcadia, and Jeff of Warsaw. Additional survivors include her sister Mary Fine, and 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. (3-2-01)

    
Sue Swigert Beal's father, Garth L. Swigert, died February 8, 2001, at his home in Logansport at the age of 92. Sixty-five years ago he married his wife Ione and she survives in Logansport. In 1955 he established a tire company on Burlington Avenue and retired in 1982 after 27 years selling GoodYear Tires. Four children survive, Bob ('56), Sue Beal ('59), Bill ('61), and Jim (??). Classmate Sue lives in Texas but was able to be home and visit with him a few months ago. There are several grandchildren who also survive. (3-2-01)

    
Jane Macy Arseneau's mother died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport. Esta Harker Macy was 97 and married O. W. Macy in 1932. He survives in Logansport. Survivors include two daughters and one son along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren and a sister. Daughter Marian lives in Ohio, and daughter Jane lives in Albany, NY. (3-2-01)

    
Rex Grant's mother, Ruby V. Grant, 88, passed away on February 14, 2001. She died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in Chase Center. Surviving are three sons, Rev. Rex B. Grant, (our classmate) Kokomo, Paul R. Grant, Avon, and Ken A. Grant, George AFB, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. (3-2-01)

    
Sandy McMillen Roberson's mother, Opal I. McMillen, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in Chase Center in Logansport. She married Robert in 1940 and he survives in Logansport. Daughters Sandy (Logansport) and Judi (Peru) also survive along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. (12-22-00)

    
Ed Fasnacht's mother, Idella Fasnacht Miller, died on November 2, 2000, in Miller Merry Manor in Logansport. Mrs. Miller was active at Fasnacht's Jewelers in downtown Logansport and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. Ed and his wife Jackie live in Las Vegas. (11-14-2000)