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Abbott, Alzina E died at her home near Albion Nov. 18, 1889, aged 61 years and 7 months. She was born in Broome County, N.Y. April 18, 1827. From there she emigrated with her parents to Michigan. She married Gideon Johnston, by whom she had 4 children, only one of whom is now living - Mrs. Charles Campbell. He died Nov. 25, 1865. On July 14, 1872 she married John Abbott, who survives. Funeral at the M. E. Church in Albion. Noble Co Democrat 11-27-1889
Abbott, Charlie H., 67, (b. 7-15-1882) died following a heart attack at his home about three miles southwest of here June 18, 1949. He is survived by the widow, Emma; one son, Gerald of Huntertown and two grandchildren. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1949
Abbott, Gerald L., 67, of Huntertown, died in the emergency room at Parkview Hospital March 6. He was born Feb. 21, 1912 in North Baltimore, Ohio to Charles and Emma (Speaker) Abbott. He married Gertrude Kistler Nov. 22, 1931 in St. Joe, Mich. He was retired from Tokheim at Fort Wayne. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Charlie Henry, San Diego, Calif., and Roger D. of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Friday in the chapel at Highland Park near Huntertown. ~ 3-15-1979
Abbott, J.W. Mrs, about 60, died Friday at Fort Wayne. She and her husband for the past two years operated a restaurant in Rome City. She is survived by the husband; two sons, William of Rome City and Louis of Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Mrs. Harold Effinger of Fort Wayne. The funeral was Monday at Fort Wayne with burial there. + 11-?-1933
Abbott, John R. was born in Brown County, N.Y. June 11, 1830 and died at his home in Rome City, July 3, aged 63 years. He died of heart failure. He was an extensive traveler, having spent the early part of his life in foreign countries. He served his country during the entire Civil War in the Navy and afterwards as an officer on board of a cadet school ship. He leaves one daughter by a first marriage and his present wife, Susannah D. Abbott, to whom he was married April 12, 1890, also a mother 87 years old, 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Funeral at the Rome City M. E. Church July 5. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-10-1896
Abbott, John W., 23-year old Marine from Avilla, was killed in action May 25 in Viet Nam, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Delores Abbott, 212 S. Main St., Avilla. He was born July 23, 1945 in Chicago and received his education at Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, Ill, and Indiana University. Survivors include the mother; the wife, Dianne; a 9-month old daughter, Dawn; and an aunt, Mrs. Mathew Kaiser, Avilla. ~ 6-5-1969
Abbott, Robert, 68, former Kendallville resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., died June 29. He was vice president of McGraw-Edisonís International Meals Division and had worked as sales manager for McCray Refrigeration and was transferred to Arizona to run the Palmer Plant in 1952. He resided in Kendallville from approximately 1934 to 1952. He was a mechanical engineer and a graduate of Purdue University. He served as a lieutenant colonel with the Field Artillery during combat in Europe in WW II and was a life member of the Thunderbirds. Survivors include his wife, Nordine; one daughter, Gail Dickey; one son, Thomas; five grandchildren and two brothers. Funeral in Scottsdale and the body was cremated. + 7-?-1978
Abbott, Sarah S., 63, of Cromwell, died July 26, 2010 at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1947 in Topmost, Ky., to Colones and Edna (Mullins) Caudill. She married William W. Abbott on Nov. 7, 1969. Surviving are her husband; 2 children, Rebecca (Brent) Firestone of Albion and William (Christella) Abbott of Wolcottville; 3 grandchildren, Audriana Firestone, William Abbott and Austin Abbott; 4 siblings, Carolyn (Doffey) Huff of Ligonier, Lilly (Boyd) Short of Topmost, Ky., Sylvia Little of Topmost, Ky., Emery Caudill of Lexington, Ky., and Eddie (Jeanette) Caudill of Topmost, Ky. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Diamond and Fred Caudill; and a sister, Ella Caudill. Funeral July 30 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-28-2010
Abbott, Susannah (Donaldson) was born in the state of Penn. Aug. 11, 1827 and died March 28, aged 77 years 7 months and 17 days. She married William Dickson Nov. 28, 1844. He died Jan. 9, 1881. On April 11, 1890 she married John R. Abbott, who died July 3, 1896. She had been a resident of Rome City for nearly 40 years. She was not the mother of any children but had raised three, Monroe Brock, Minerva Hitchcock and Mark Donaldson, the latter being her nephew. She leaves 4 remaining relatives, among whom are Mrs. Nellie Drake of Ada, Ohio, and her brother, Mark Donaldson of Rome City. Funeral was Thursday at the M. E. Church. ^ 4-7-1905
Abbs, Scott B., 52, of Kendallville, died Feb. 2, 2004 at his home. He was assistant plant manager at Kraft Foods, where he had worked for 32 years. He was born April 6, 1951 in Kendallville to Bill and Jane (Geringer) Abbs. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1970 and earned a bachelor's degree in business management from LaSalle University in Chicago. On Jan. 20, 1973 at Trinity Church United Methodist he married Carol Reiske. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Troy and Julie of Fort Wayne and Trevor of LaPorte; a sister and brother-in-law, Jan and John Knox of Muncie; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jan Abbs of Wawaka; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Ron Henschen of Kendallville. Services Thursday at Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 2-3-2004
Abel, Andrew died in this city on Jan. 30. He was born in Glen, Montgomery County, N.Y., and would have been 70 years of age had he lived till the second day of the present month. He left the state of New York 22 years ago and has been a resident of this place from that time until his death. He united with the Presbyterian Church on March 16, 1873. His sister, Mrs. James DePuy and husband of Owasco, N.Y. were present during his last hours, but the only remaining sister, Mrs. Caty A. Hopkins of Dakota, was unable to attend the funeral. The oldest daughter, Mrs. G. W. Guffey and husband, DeKalb, Ill., were present. The other children, Lizzie, Effie and John are known in this city. He was the brother of Dr. Abel. ^ 2-3-1888
Abel, Della Mae, 52, a resident of Millerís Merry Manor since 1979, died in LaGrange Hospital Tuesday. She had been ill 27 years with multiple sclerosis. She was born in Angola July 30, 1934, the daughter of Clyde and Anna Ruth (Rankin) Davis. Survivors are several cousins, including Betty Trubey of Oliver Lake, R. 1, LaGrange; and one aunt and uncle. Graveside services Friday at Woodruff Cemetery. + 1-27-1987
Abel, Joseph, priest at the Home of Aged at Avilla, died in Garrett Hospital Friday from pneumonia. Surviving are three sisters and a brother, all residing in Germany. Funeral Tuesday from the chapel at Home of Aged. Interment, nearby cemetery. + 2-?-1935
Abel, Louise J. was born in St. Catharine, Canada May 20, 1827. She was the oldest of 5 children, having 4 brothers younger than herself, all of whom survive her. In her childhood she moved with her family to Junius, N.Y. In 1859 she married Andrew Abel. One son and 3 daughters were born to them, all of whom are living. The family came to Kendallville about 1863. Mr. Abel died in 1888. She was one of the oldest members of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral at her residence May 15. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-18-1894
Abel, Lucille, 69, died Aug. 10 at her Fort Wayne home. She had lived in Fort Wayne 7 years and was a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church, Huntertown Chapter OES No. 388 and New Haven VFW Auxiliary. Her husband, Robert H., died in 1985. Surviving are a daughter, Jean Cochran, New Haven; two sons, Robert H. Jr., Avilla, and Bill J. of Chandler; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services Aug. 12 in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 8-20-1987
Abel, Pauline, 79, of Noble County, died January 10, 2000 in Whitley Memorial Hospital in Columbia City. She was born August 13, 1920 in Noble County and was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Vernon Abel of Albion; 2 sons, Larry E. of Albion and Roger L. of Columbia City; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald and James Taylor. Services Friday in Covington Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 1-10-2000
Abel, Robert H., 73, died Sunday in Lutheran Home in Kendallville. He was born in Fort Wayne Dec. 17, 1911, the son of Ellis D. and Minnie E. (Mossburg) Abel. He married Lucille Wells. A resident of Fort Wayne, he retired in 1978 as a driver with Indian Head Truck Co. He was a member of the Huntertown United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge 460 F&AM in Avilla, the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Robert H. Jr., Avilla, Bill J. of Chandler; a daughter, Jean Cochran of New Haven; one brother, Vern of Albion; one sister, Elsie Martin of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at D. O. McComb Lakeside Chapel. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. ~ 10-3-1985
Abel, Terina L., 37, of Kendallville, died May 2, 2010 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in LaGrange on Jan. 11, 1973 to Ben and Twyla (Blaising) Boyd. She graduated in 1991 from Lakeland High School. She married Brian Able on Nov. 10, 2007 at Albion. She was a travel agent for 18 years and attended Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, Braxton, her parents and a brother, Brent. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Esther Blaising and William Boyd Jr. Funeral May 6 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-4-2010
Abell, Charles 53, a native of Kendallville, and for a number of years a prominent resident of Garrett, died (May 29, 1928) at his summer home on Lake Wawasee of paralysis. Mr. Abell has been suffering from high blood pressure for nine years. Ten weeks ago he had a stroke of paralysis at Garrett, from which he gradually improved. The second stroke came while he was sitting on the porch of his cottage. He died an hour later. Mr. Abell was born in this city (Kendallville). His father was a druggist here many years ago. He located in Garrett thirty years ago. He was a partner in the Garrett City Coal company, and owned a large amount of Garrett property, besides real estate in Detroit. Mr. Abell was a leader in affairs at Garrett, and was a member of the Masons, Elks and various civic clubs. ^ May 31, 1938
Abell, Lemuel F. was born in 1825 at Junius, Seneca County, N.Y. He graduated at Hamilton College and Jefferson Medical College. In 1857 he came to Kendallville, forming a partnership with Dr. Barber first and afterwards with Dr. Ballard. Interested at first in a drug store while practicing medicine, he finally devoted himself entirely to the drug business in which he continued until a year ago. He died July 17. He was married in 1873 to Louise E. Kinmount, who survives him with one son. ^ 7-29-1892
Abell, Louisa E. was born at Harlan, Allen County, Ind. June 8, 1850; died at Richmond, Ind. Sept. 12, aged 51 years 3 months and 4 days. She was married in Nov. 1873 to Dr. Lem F. Abell, a druggist of this city who died several years ago. A few years ago she went to Garrett to reside with her son, Charles. She leaves one son, a mother, father, 6 sisters, one brother. A short service was held Sept. 13. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-20-1901
Abelein, Bertha died in Holyoke, Mass. in a nursing home from pneumonia and Alzheimerís disease. She was a long-time registered nurse in both Lakeside and McCray Hospital in Kendallville. She came to Kendallville in the early 1920ís after graduating from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Fort Wayne and returned to native Holyoke in 1973 to be with her family. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and its Altar Guild while living in Kendallville. Surviving is a brother, Herman of Florida and nieces and nephews. Services Monday in Holyoke. + 10-?-1985
Abraham, George P., 86, died Wednesday at the Kendallville Lutheran Home. He was born Sept. 20, 1885 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Paul C. and Emma (Nehring) Abraham. A sister, Mrs. Martha Hack, Michigan City, survives. The body has been transferred to Root Funeral Home, Michigan City, where arrangements are pending. + 7-?-1972
Abrams, Cornelius was born in Noble County, Aug. 21, 1851, and died March 21, 1923, aged 71 years and 7 months. He married Elizabeth Stewart Sept. 1873. They had four sons, three having preceded him. His early life was spent on the farm and on leaving the farm he went to Garrett, Ind., where he engaged in railroad work, working up to the position of engineer. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. His companion died Nov. 20, 1910. Since then he has made his home with his sister, Elizabeth Stangland. He united with the M. E. Church of Garrett, more than 30 years ago. He was given every care and attention by his sister, his niece, Jessie, his nephew James and wife. In his departure there remains one son, William of Bureau, Ill,; two brothers, John and Stephen of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; two sisters, Mary Goshaw of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Elizabeth Stangland, Noble County; six grandchildren. Services at Merriam Chapel March 23, 1923. Burial in Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1923
Abrams, Harry, 81, died last Wednesday in his home near Dallas Lake. He was born and reared in Ligonier and formerly resided in the Cromwell community. Surviving are his widow, Blanche Hamilton Abrams, a native of Cromwell; a son, D. S. of Elliston, Mont.; and three grandchildren. Services Sunday in Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1958
Abrahamson, Carmen M., 69, of LaGrange, died Tuesday in Sturgis, Mich. Hospital. She was born July 12, 1924 in Hector, Minn. to Bendt Magnus and Karen (Jorgensen) Jensen. Her father preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1963, and her mother on March 1, 1983. On Dec. 23, 1949 in Arlington, Minn., she married Homer M. Abrahamson. She was a retired former executive director of the LaGrange County American Red Cross, a position she had held for 17 years. She was a former member and director of the Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange County, a member of Wolcottville United Methodist Church and was voted Citizen of the Year in LaGrange County in 1989. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Leslee Pollina of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mrs. Robert (Liane) Malone of Wolcottville; two brothers, Andrew Jensen of Augusta, Ga., and Raymond Jensen of Athelstane, Wis.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Funeral Friday in Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 11-30-1993
Acker, Alva, 88, Lamplighter Apts., died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mapes, 1214 Brillhart Ave. He was born Sept. 3, 1888 in Michigan, the son of Thomas and Sarah (Buell) Acker, but lived most of his life in Kendallville. He was married on Sept. 29, 1908 to Elsie Mignon Hills. She died Sept. 23, 1953. On May 17, 1958 he married Mable Patee. Survivors include the wife; five sons, Raymond and Roy, Kendallville, Orville, LaGrange, Alva Jr., Warsaw, and Robert, Auburn; four daughters, Mrs. Bert Trowbridge, Mrs. Arthur Mapes, Mrs. Berl Bates, all Kendallville, and Mrs. Robert Luke, Fort Wayne; two stepsons, Wayne Patee, Edon, Ohio, and Ray Patee, Auburn; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Roy Erwin, Buckeye, Ariz.; 42 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Miller, Goshen. One son, four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 9-?-1976
Acker, Alva, 66, of Warsaw, died Wednesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital. He was born July 10, 1924 in Corunna to Alva and Elsie Mignon (Hills) Acker. On June 8, 1949 in Marion he married Rosemary Vermillion, who survives. He grew up in Kendallville. He joined the Navy Seabees and was a veteran of WW II. He retired in 1980 as a florist with Maple Ave. Greenhouse in Warsaw. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. John (Ellen) Dennis of Auburn; 4 brothers, Raymond and Roy of Kendallville, Orville of Sturgis, Mich., and Robert of Auburn; 2 sisters, Mrs. Berl (Orpha) Bates of Kendallville, and Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Luke of Fort Wayne; and 2 granddaughters. A brother, Ervin, and 2 sisters, Hazel Trowbridge Lash and Ruth Mapes, preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 12-5-1990
Acker, Ervin L., 47, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born October 16, 1913, in LaGrange County, and moved to this community 15 months ago from the Albion area. He was married February 25, 1935 to Josephine Winebrenner. Surviving are the widow; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Acker, Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Austin, of Avilla; two grandchildren; five brothers, Raymond and Roy of Kendallville, Robert of Auburn, Orville near LaGrange, Alva Acker Jr. of Marion; and four sisters, Mrs. Bert Trowbridge and Mrs. Arthur Mapes of Kendallville, Mrs. Orpha Beights of Goshen and Mrs. Robert Luke of Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 6-15-1961
Acker, Etta Diehm, 81, was born Oct. 8, 1891 to William Henry and Emma Jane (Quince) Welch in Avilla. She had resided in Kendallville 50 years, moving from Avilla. She was married to Roy H. Diehm, who preceded her in death. She then was married to Lester V. Acker. He died in 1927. She resided at 308 Lisle St. and died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Surviving is a son, Lester Acker, 1107 S. Brillhart Ave., one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Goudy, South Milford; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Barhydt and Mrs. Cora Barhydt. One brother preceded her in death. Services March 30 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 3-29-1973
Acker, Evelyn Helen, 81, of Kendallville, died April 18 in her home. She was born July 23, 1917 in Kendallville to William and Maude (Thompson) Wagner. On July 25, 1936 in Albion she married Raymond Acker who died July 4, 1992. A lifetime area resident, she attended Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Phyllis) Simmons of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Jeffrey and Patrick Simmons of Butler, Phillip Simmons of Auburn, and Brian Simmons of Kendallville; 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Nina Rasler of Avilla and Anna Bailey of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by 9 brothers. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-22-1999
Acker, Gene, about 41, of R. 1, Rome City, died of a self-inflicted gun wound September 23 at his home on Pleasant Point. He was born Jan. 1, 1931 in Indiana, a son of Jesse and Lottie (VanLear) Acker. He married Donna Frederick July 30, 1954. He was employed as a receiving clerk at Flint & Walling Mfg Co. in Kendallville and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kendallville and the Eagles Lodge of Albion. He was a WW II veteran. Surviving are the widow; three children, Rena, Rhonda and Randy, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Carlyle (Betty) Smith of Kendallville; and a brother, Dale Couts of Adrian, Mich. A son passed away in infancy. Services September 25, 1972 at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 9-?-1972
Acker, Lester Dale, 74, died Nov. 15, 2001 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Kendallville. He worked at Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. for 35 1/2 years. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of American Legion Post 86 and Eagles Lodge 985 in Kendallville. He was born May 3, 1927 in Kendallville to Lester L. and Etta M. (Welsh) Acker. He married Arnell Hollinger Day on May 21, 1991 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Linda Huff of Houston; a son, Lester Jr. of Colo.; 3 stepchildren; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Goudy; and a grandson, Kevin Huff. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 11-17-2001
Acker, Mabel Patee, 68, The Lamplighter, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born in Newville July 16, 1908, the daughter of Harvey and Jeanette (Harvey) Harter. She married Mearl Patee, who died in 1955. She then married Alva Acker, who died in 1976. She was a retired housekeeper at McCray Hospital. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Glennabelle) Erwin, Buckeye, Ariz.; two sons, Wayne L. Patee, Edon, Ohio, and Alvin R. Patee, Auburn; one brother, Roy, Bourbon; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 6-?-1977
Acker, Raymond, 83, of Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. Born December 5, 1908 in Noble County, he was the son of Alva and Elsie (Hills) Acker. On July 25, 1936 in Albion he married Evelyn H. Wagner, who survives. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he retired in 1973 as a machine operator for Kraft Foods. Also surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Simmons of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Orpha Bates of Kendallville and Catherine Luke of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Robert and Roy of Auburn; 4 grandsons, Brian and Phillip Simmons of Auburn, Jeffrey Simmons of Muncie and Patrick Simmons of Butler; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-4-1992
Acker, Roy Thomas, 89, of Kendallville, died Oct. 21, 2004 at Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. He was a truck driver for Newnam Foundry for 38 years, retiring in 1974. He was born May 16, 1915 in LaGrange County to Alva and Mignon (Hills) Acker. He married Dorothy Winebrenner on Oct. 26, 1935 in Auburn. She died in July 2000. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roy Jr. and Beverly of Kendallville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret Davis of Wolcottville and Linda and Roger Smith of Wolcottville; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Robert Luke of Fort Wayne; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dorothy of Auburn; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 3 sisters and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 10-23-2004
Ackerman, Aaron, 72, died at his home in Kendallville Saturday night from pneumonia. He was a native of Noble County and had spent practically his entire life here residing for many years on a farm in Wayne Twp. He was united in marriage to Cora Graham, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Emory, a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Starmer, and a granddaughter, Kathryn Starmer, all of Kendallville. + 12-17-1932
Ackerman Abe, 70, Fort Wayne banker and civic leader and extensive real estate dealer, former Albion banker and merchant, died on Thursday at Atlantic City, N.J., while on a short vacation. The body was brought to Fort Wayne Saturday and funeral services were held Monday at Achduth Veshilom Temple. He was born at Ligonier June 21, 1867 and obtained his first business experience in the grocery store of his father, Solomon, now deceased. From there he moved to Butler in 1879, then to Albion in 1890. He belonged to Masonic Blue Lodge, Elks Lodge, Quest Club and Fort Wayne Allen County Historical Society. He was never married and is survived by a brother, Ben of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Lewenthal of Chicago, and Mrs. Max Hyman of St. Petersburg, Fla. At the close of the World War he enlisted in the Fatherless Children of France Organization and adopted four war orphans. Interment, Jewish portion of Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1937
Ackerman, Ben, about 71, (b. 11-4-1879 - d. 1-21-1951) died Sunday at his Albion home. Death was due to a heart attack. He was a retail merchant in Albion for 33 years but had been retired for the past three years. The only surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Louis Goldburg of Milwaukee, Wis. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 1-25-1951
Ackerman, Bertha (Mrs. Earl), almost lifelong resident of Kendallville, was found dead in her bed Tuesday by her husband, having died apparently from a heart attack as she was sleeping. She was born near Woodruff and moved to Kendallville with her parents in 1906. In 1916 she married Mr. Ackerman. They were the operators of the Antlers Club until her health failed. The husband and one sister, Mrs. Homer Waterhouse of Hamilton, survive. Funeral this afternoon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1942
Ackerman, Bessie, 103, a resident of the Kendallville Nursing Home, died there December 5, 1991. She was born July 24, 1887 in Cosperville to Jacob and Elizabeth (Cobb) Bloom. On June 6, 1906 in Albion she married John Ackerman, who preceded her in death. She had lived most of her life on a farm near Brimfield where she was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church. Her only survivors are a great-grandchild and 6 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Norah Herendeen, and a grandson preceded her in death. Graveside services Tuesday in Orange Cemetery. + 12-6-1991
Ackerman, Bessie M., 81, formerly of Dowling St., died Thursday in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born in Huntertown July 22, 1892, daughter of David and Emma (Thorpe) Curry. She was married in Brimfield in 1950 to Ed Ackerman, who preceded her in death. She came to Kendallville 48 years ago from Huntertown and had been employed by Gingerbread House. She was a member of Ashley Christian Church and is survived by nieces and nephews and some stepchildren. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Pleasant Lake Cemetery. + 10-?-1973
Ackerman, Cora, 71, widow of the late Aaron Ackerman, a lifelong resident of Wayne Township, died last night at her home 426 Water Street, death ending a lingering illness from paralysis and complications. She had been in ill health the past 1Ĺ years, suffering a stroke in January. She lapsed into a coma. Mrs. Ackerman was born September 4, 1863 on a farm two miles east of this city, the daughter of Thomas and Katherine Margaret Graham. She grew to womanhood there and December 6, 1883 was united in marriage with Aaron Ackerman who died at the late home December 17, 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman resided on their farm in Wayne Township until 1918 when they moved to this city. She had been a member of the Evangelical church of this city. She was affiliated with the Kendallville Court No. 20. T. B. H. Surviving are a daughter and son, Mrs. Ethel Starmer of this city and Emory Ackerman, New York City; one sister, Mrs. Drusilla Broughton, this city. Four sisters and one brother preceded her in death. The son Emory and the decedentís granddaughter, Miss Katherine Starmer, who has been at New York with her uncle several months arrived here this morning. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from the late home, the Rev. Ambrose Aegerter officiating. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery. + March 1935 (son not named). Services Monday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1935
Ackerman, Della Nora, 95, of Kendallville, died Friday in Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. She was born Octoer 29, 1903 in Enterprise, Ill. to Emanuel and Lucy (Frehse) Feller. On June 14, 1923 in Kendallville she married William Ackerman who died October 26, 1972. A homemaker, she was a stock clerk at Meyers Drug Store. She was a member of First Church of God in Kendallville and had been a member of Wayne Twp Extension Homemakers' Club for more than 60 years. Surviving are 2 daughters-in-law, Eleanor Ackerman of Fort Wayne and Donna Thiel of Kendallville; a brother, Emory Feller of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sons, Stanley David, Harold and Dr. Larry Ackerman, a sister, Lola Miller, 3 brothers, Clarence, Chester and Cecil Feller; and 3 sisters, Iola Miller, Linda Merkling and Lavern Frankenberg; and a grandson, Rex Ackerman. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-9-1999
Ackerman, Edward, 79, Harrietta, Mich., died Sunday in Mercy Hospital, Cadillac, Mich. He was born in Brimfield Sept. 15, 1906. He married Florence Coats October 25, 1925. She died Feb. 9, 1986. He moved to Michigan in 1954 and owned and operated a home for the aging in Harrietta. He had been a member of Cherry Grove Nazarene Church in Harrietta. Surviving are five daughters, Katherine Stubblefield, LaOtto, Lillian Blanton, Burr Oak, Mich., Mrs. Arlan (Diane) Miller of Cadillac, Mich., Betty Studebaker of Berne, Mrs. Ted (Eleanor) Lee of Nicholasville, Ky.; two sons, Joseph of Rome City, and Phillip of Sturgis, Mich.; a sister, Mabel Zimmerman, Kendallville; two brothers, Ralph and Robert, Wolcottville; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 9-11-1986
Ackerman, Edward A., about 73, of Brimfield, who suffered a heart attack last Thursday after a coon hunt, died shortly after returning to his car. He was a lifelong county resident. Surviving are the widow, Bessie; five daughters, Mrs. Allen Criswell of Wolcottville, Mrs. William Zimmerman of Kendallville, Mrs. Donald Hoover of Albion, Mrs. Tony Huff of Brimfield, and Mrs. Earl Fee of Butler; four sons, Edward of Kendallville, Ralph of Wolcottville, Robert of Brimfield and Carl of Waterloo; a sister, Mrs. Ada Runyan of Elkhart; 45 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. + 11-?-1954
Ackerman, Ferd, 77, - Ben Ackerman of the Ackerman Mercantile Co. was called to Ligonier Friday because of the death of his brother, Ferd. He was a lifelong resident of the Ligonier community and was engaged in the real estate business until his retirement 15 years ago. Survivors, in addition to his brother, include his widow; two sons, Joseph of Lima, O., and Alfred of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Simon Schloss of Ligonier, Mrs. L. J. Goldberg and Mrs. Kelly Ackerman, both Milwaukee. Services Sunday in Kerr Funeral Home. Burial, Jewish Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Ackerman, Florence F., 78, of Harrietta, Mich. and formerly of Kendallville, died Sunday at Mercy Hospital, Cadillac, Mich. She was born in Hicksville, Ohio, May 15, 1907. On Oct. 25, 1925 in Albion she married Edward Ackerman. In 1954 she moved from Kendallville to Michigan where the couple owned and operated a home for the aging in Harrietta. Surviving are her husband; five daughters, Lillian Blanton, Burr Oak, Mich., Kathryn Stubblefield, LaOtto, Mrs. Alan (Diane) Millen of Cadillac, Mich.; Betty Studebaker, Berne, and Mrs. Ted (Eleanor) Lee of Nicholasville, Ky.; two sons, Joseph of Rome City, and Phillip of Sturgis, Mich.; two sisters, Mynette Olds of Bryan, Ohio, and Arline Watson of Napoleon, Ohio; a brother , Robert Stahl of Butler; a stepbrother, Frank Gamble of Bryan, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Service Wednesday at Berhalter Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-9-1986
Ackerman, Frederica(Lohrmann) was born Dec. 12, 1835 at Grossviechel, Mecklenburg, Schwerin, and died at the home of her son, David, on N. Main St., Jan. 31. In 1865 she came to this country. In 1867 she married John Ackerman, who went on before in 1899. About 30 years ago she joined the German M. E. Church. Funeral at Weston Chapel. Burial, Weston Cemetery. ^ 2-13-1903
Ackerman George, 70, lifelong resident of Noble County, died this morning from the result of injuries self-inflicted Feb. 13 in an attempt at suicide. The aged man, despondent over ill health, slashed his throat with a large pocket knife. Since that time, he had been critical. He was born March 3, 1862 on the old Ackerman homestead in Orange Twp, the son of John and Sarah Ackerman. He engaged in farming many years, and in late years has served as sexton at Orange Cemetery. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Edward, Brimfield, Charles, in the west; one daughter, Mrs. Ada Runyan, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. McCoy, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Ella Likes, Fort Wayne; and one brother, John, Brimfield; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday from United Brethren Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1932
Ackerman, George W., 78, died Friday at his home in Brimfield from apoplexy. Funeral Monday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 3-?-1920
Ackerman, Harold W., 63, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Thursday in Mackinac Straits Hospital, St. Ignace, Mich. He was born in Kendallville Aug. 2, 1924, the son of William and Della (Feller) Ackerman. On June 2, 1944 in Kendallville he married Donna Stout. A veteran of WW II, he was a farmer, school bus driver for East Noble School Corporation and DeKalb Central Schools, and recently caretaker of the Noble County Fairgrounds. He was past president of Civitan Club, DeKalb County. Surviving are his wife; his mother; four sons, Dennis of Concord, N.C., and Donald, Randy and Michael, all Kendallville; a brother, Dr. Lawrence Ackerman, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. One son, Rex, and a brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-13-1987
Ackerman, Hattie, 56, was found dead in bed at her home in the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. She was the wife of Simon Ackerman and a daughter of Leopold and Margaret Schloss. She was an instructor in the public schools here. Survivors include the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Anita Halperin and Mrs. Helen Caro of Newark, N.J.; a son, Junior, student at Ann Arbor College; a twin sister, Mrs. Ferd Ackerman of Ligonier; and 2 brothers, Sol and Eli Schloss of Indianapolis. Funeral in Fort Wayne today. Burial, Jewish Cemetery. * 1934
Ackerman, Isaac, 70, a Ligonier resident, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Simon Schloss in Albion. He was a pioneer merchant of Ligonier and leaves 6 children. Funeral from the family residence in Ligonier Sunday. ^ 8-9-1906
Ackerman, John was born May 20, 1836; died near Weston Chapel of Brightís disease Jan. 12, 1899, aged 62 years 7 months and 22 days. He was born in Hartenbach, a small hamlet in southern Germany about 30 miles west of Stuttgart, the capital of the kingdom of Wurttemberg. Leaving his native land when about 18 years of age, he landed in New York City May 1, 1854, from whence he went to Johnstown, Pa., where after a stay of about 2 months, he came to Noble County. He married Magdalene Hanes in 1858, who died a short time after their marriage. He married Anna Bohnenberger in 1860, and they had 5 children, three of them now living, John Albert, living in Pigeon, Huron County, Mich.; Mary Elizabeth, living in Kendallville; Charles William in Steuben County. In 1866 his wife died. He married Fredericka Lohrman April 11, 1867, and they had 3 children, Minnie Sophia, Emma Sarah Bassett, David, the first and last named living at home. He became a member of the German M. E. Church nearly 40 years ago. A wife and 6 children survive. Funeral was held from Weston Chapel in German and in English. Burial in the cemetery nearby in sight of his home where he had lived about 40 years. ^ 1-27-1899
Ackerman, Joseph L., 67, died November 10, 2000 at his residence in Rome City. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired truck driver and owned a lawn-care service. He was a Korean Conflict veteran, a member of American Legion Post 381 in Rome City and Alcoholics Anonymous. He was born in Kendallville on January 30, 1933 to Edward and Florence (Coats) Ackerman. Both are deceased. He married Marilyn Reinig on October 10, 1955. She died May 25, 1986. He later married Jane DeArmond and she survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Carl Prater of Wolcottville, and Tammy Jo and David Holbrook of Albion; one son, Joseph L. Jr. and Sarah Ackerman of Rome City; one stepdaughter, Deb DeKoninck of Fort Wayne; 2 stepsons, David and Rick Adams of Kendallville; one brother, Phil of Wolcottville; 3 sisters, Eleanor Lee of Nicholsville, Ky., Lillian Blanton of Sturgis, Mich., and Diane Millen of Cadillac, Mich.; 4 grandchildren, Shwandra Witham, Cody Prater, Heather and Lauryn Ackerman; 9 step-grandchildren, David Jr, Tia, Blake and Autumn Adams, Tiffany and John DeKoninck, Amanda Primer, Donavin Carpenter and Alissa Adams; one great-grandchild, Tristan Witham; and 2 step-great-grandchildren, Andrew Dought and Zackery Adams. Two sisters, Catherine Stubblefield and Betty Studebaker, preceded him in death. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Orange Cemetery, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 381, Rome City. ^ 11-11 & 13-2000
Ackerman, Lawrence A."Larry", DVM, 57, a Fort Wayne veterinarian and Kendallville native, died Wednesday in his residence from adenocarcinoma. He was born September 12, 1934 in Kendallville to William J. and Della N. (Feller) Ackerman. His mother survives in Kendallville. He and his wife, Eleanor, were married on September 27, 1958 in Fort Wayne. She survives. He was a Kendallville High School graduate and in 1958 earned his veterinary degree from Michigan State University. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army veterinary service. For the past 32 years he was a veterinarian in Fort Wayne with East State Veterinary Clinic. He also was the vet for the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo since 1966 and the vet for the Allen County Police Department's K-9 Patrol. He was on the board of directors for the Indiana Veterinarian Medicine Association, past president of the Indiana State Board of Veterinarian Examiners, American Veterinary Medical Association and past president of Fort Wayne Humane Society. Surviving also are a daughter, Catherine M. Ackerman of Kendallville; 2 sons, Mark L. of Seattle, Wash., and David W. of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harold on August 13, 1987, and an infant, Stanley David Ackerman. Funeral Saturday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-19-1992
Ackerman, Lillian K., 66, died March 30, 1951 at her Brimfield home from complications following an operation for the removal of a tumor from her neck. She was born June 8, 1884 in Noble County, the daughter of Arthur and Jennie Young. December 1, 1901 she married Edward Ackerman. Surviving are the husband; four sons, Carl of Waterloo, Ed of Kendallville, Ralph of Wolcottville, and Robert at home; five daughters, Mrs. Vera Criswell, Rome City, Mrs. Mabel Zimmerman, Kendallville, Mrs. Donald Hoover, Albion, Mrs. Tony Huff, Wawaka, and Mrs. Earl Fee, Butler; 47 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1951
Ackerman. Lloyd, 74, a resident of the Kendallville Nursing Home, died there Monday. Born Feb. 14, 1907 in Brimfield, he was the son of John and Bessie (Bloom) Ackerman. He was a former Rome City resident. Surviving are his mother at the Kendallville Nursing Home; a sister, Mrs. Russell (Norah) Herendeen of R. 3, LaGrange. Services Wednesday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1981
Ackerman, Marie A., 85, died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was a native of Fort Wayne. Her husband, Arthur J. Ackerman, preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy A. Luley, Fort Wayne; a sister, Rose Sorg, Rome City; and seven grandchildren. Services today in Fort Wayne. + 8-11-1988
Ackerman, Marilyn J., 49, of Rome City, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Angola, the daughter of Victor and Catherine (Traxler) Reinig. On Oct. 10, 1955 in Hamilton, she married Joseph Ackerman. She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; her father in Newaygo, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. John V. (Catherine) Coffman of Rome City, and Mrs. John (Tammy Jo) Baker of Birmingham, Ala.; a son, Joseph Jr. of Rome City; three sisters, Trudy Rash and Dorothy Masters, both Kendallville, and Margaret Kessler of Churubusco; six brothers, Doug of Hicksville, Ohio, Paul of Sedan, Wayne of Auburn, Albert of Fort Wayne, John of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Tom, serving with the U. S. Marine Corps in N.C.; two grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-23-1986
Ackerman, Mary M., 79, died June 11, 1995 at Vencor Hospital, LaGrange. Born in Noble County on April 24, 1916 to Elmer and Delight (Underwood) Black, on December 28, 1936 in Auburn she married Ralph L. Ackerman. She moved to LaGrange County in 1990. She retired from Essex Wire Corp., Ligonier. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Suzanne Hoover of Albion; 3 sons, Ralph L. Jr. of LaGrange, Jerry L. of Ligonier and John W. of Wolcottville; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services today at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. + 6-11-1995
Ackerman, Myrtle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ackerman, died at Robinwood Hospital, Toledo Sunday night from peritonitis. She was a milliner by trade and had frequently held positions out of the city. Funeral was held from the residence of her parents, 121 Sargent St. Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-17-1907 She was born in Noble County July 23, 1877 and died Oct. 14, 1907. She came to Kendallville with her parents and brother Earl about 18 years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. ^ 10-24-1907
Ackerman Phillip W, 71, of LaGrange, died Aug. 30, 2009 in the V.A. Northern Indiana Health Care System in Fort Wayne. He had worked at Summit Plastics in Sturgis, Mich. and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born May 18, 1938 in Kendallville to Edward and Florence (Coats) Ackerman. He married Mary Randol. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Dawn Ebert of Columbus, Ohio, and Debbie Ackerman of LaGrange; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Edwin Ackerman of LaGrange, Phil Jr. and April Ackerman of LaGrange, and Bill and Candy Ackerman of Dunkirk; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Diane Millum of Cadillac, Mich. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward. Services Thursday at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post 381, Rome City. ^ 9-2-2009
Ackerman, Rex William, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ackerman, was killed just north of Khe Sanh after stepping on an enemy land mine while on patrol near the demilitarized zone. He had been in the war zone just over two months. He had enlisted in the Marines last summer and volunteered for Viet Nam duty. Military services were conducted last Friday. + 5-?-1969
Ackerman, Sarah Ann, 80, widow of George E. Ackerman, died at her home in Brimfield Friday of apoplexy. She was born in Ohio and moved to the Brimfield community when she was 12 years of age, where she has resided ever since. Survivors include two sons, Ed of Brimfield, and Charles E. of Oakland, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Ada A. Runyan of Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Wolfner of Three Rivers, Mich.; one brother, Jacob Ruffner of LaGrange; 13 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Brimfield United Brethren Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Ackerman, Simon, former Noble County businessman, died of heart trouble Friday in New York City. He operated the Union Mortgage Co. of Ligonier and was a brother of Ben Ackerman, popular Albion merchant. Other survivors include a son, Simon Jr. of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Hyman Haltrin of Elizabeth, N.J., and Mrs. Bernard Caro of New York City; a brother Fred of Ligonier; and two sisters, Mrs. Simon Schloss of Ligonier, and Mrs. Tillie Ackerman of Milwaukee. Funeral Sunday at Ligonier with interment at the same place. + 7-?-1938
Ackerman, William was born near Kendallville March 20, 1851 and died near Celina, O., March 6, aged 45 years 11 months and 16 days. In 1876 he was licensed to preach. After laboring as a missionary some time his health failed and he engaged in the employ of the American Bible Society, canvassing portions of Oregon and Washington. Later he spent several months in California. His disease was an affection of the brain. He married Amy Murphy at Van Wert, Ohio, April 4, 1893. On March 7 a memorial service was held in the church and on the 8th the remains were brought from Celina to Kendallville. The remains were conveyed to the residence of his brother-in-law, C. S. Knecht on Mitchell St. Funeral was in the Evangelical Church on the 9th. He was buried by the side of his father in the family burying place near the old Ackerman homestead several miles east of Kendallville. He leaves his wife, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, a stepmother, a half-brother, 3 half-sisters. ^ 3-12-1897
Ackerman, William C., 76, died at his farm home six miles northeast of Kendallville Friday. Death followed an attack of pneumonia. Having been born on a farm near that on which he resided, he resided in the community practically all his life. Survivors include the widow, former Susan Emerick; one son, Ernest William of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Zella Strater of near Kendallville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Ackerman, William J., 69, R. 1, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born July 19, 1903 in Kendallville, the son of David and Gertrude (Strater) Ackerman. He was married in 1923 to Della Feller. He was a farmer. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Harold, R. 2, and Dr. Lawrence, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley D., and a grandson, Rex. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1972
Ackley, Elnoraborn Aug. 8, 1882, died Dec. 9, 1958. Funeral Dec. 12, 1958 at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-9-1958
Ackman, Carolyn Ann, 51, died May 20, 2002 at home. She was co-owner and secretary of Ackman Sales & Service. A 1969 graduate of East Noble High School, she was a member and organist of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born Nov. 17, 1950 to John and Ilene (Jacob) Young. She married Charles Ray "Skip" Ackman Aug. 4, 1974 in Albion. Surviving are her husband in Ashley; 2 daughters, Debra Ackman of Ashley and Carri Ackman of Sturgis, Mich.; a stepson; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Connie and Richard Maassel of Westerville, Ohio, and Cheryl Young and Cathy and David Thiem of Kendallville; a granddaughter, Cassandra Smith. Services Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-22-2001
Acord, Garland W., 60, died Oct. 9, 2008 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Services Saturday at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-10-2008
Acres, Sadie, 74, Albion, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born December 11, 1915 in Oneida, Tenn., the daughter of Brashfield and Almeda (Posey) Tramel. On July 15, 1928 she married Silas Acres, who survives. She had lived in Oneida until 1943 and then moved to Rome City. In 1970 she and her husband moved to a farm south of Albion. For the past 15 years they have spent the winter months in Florida. She retired from No-Sag Spring Co. in Kendallville with 38 years of service. She was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church near Oneida. Also surviving are 5 sons, Audes "Ace" of Columbia City, Garvel of Reno, Nev., Dairl of Kendallville, Doyle of Albion, and Carlas of Loveland, Colo.; a sister, Cora Lee Hughett of Oneida, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maudlean Faulkner. Services today in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Nolt Cemetery near Columbia City. + 5-20-1990
Acton, Alexis Nicole, 17 months old, died May 6, 2000 in Goshen General Hospital. Surviving are her parents, Michael and Kimberlee Acton of Syracuse; 2 sisters, Bethany and Kaytlin at home; a brother, Jordan at home; grandparents, Teresa Babcock of Maiden, N.C., Gerald VanDecar of Stevens Point, Wis., and Larry and Nancy Newland of Cromwell; great-grandparents, James and Helen Nilan of Washington Court House, Ohio, George VanDecar of Wilmington, N.C. and Peggy VanDecar of Ann Arbor, Mich. Graveside services Thursday in Syracuse Cemetery. + 5-6-2000
Acton, William died Jan. 6 at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Joseph Likes, north of this city, aged 51 years 10 months and 11 days. He was called here from his home in Benton Harbor, Mich. on account of the illness of his mother who preceded him in death about 11 days. His remains were taken to his home in Benton Harbor for funeral which was held the following Friday from the Congregational Church, of which he was a member. He leaves a wife and son. ^ 1-17-1902
Acton, William Cornelius was born in Charles County, Md. in 1810. At the age of 16 he moved with his parents to Morrow County, Ohio, where he was married to Mary Walker in 1835. Accompanied by his wife and children, he moved to Noble County in 1848, where he resided until his death. In 1843 he joined the Regular Baptist Church. Of his family, 4 have preceded him in death and 7 are still living. There are 37 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral in the Christian Church in Kendallville May 31. He died at the age of 77 years and 25 days. ^ 6-3-1887
Acus, Frederick was born near Madstone, England, a small village about 20 miles from London, June 2, 1828. He died in Albion, Aug. 11, 1908, aged 80 years, 2 months and 9 days. When 6 years of age, he with his parents came to America, settling in Ohio near Bellville, where he lived until his parents moved to Indiana in 1841 and settled in Jefferson Twp. He married Anna Morris in April 1850. They had 2 daughters and one son. He commenced housekeeping in a small log cabin that had been built on the Croft farm, which he at once began to clear and prepare for farming. After a few years he moved to Albion where he lived until his death. He served as deputy sheriff of this county for a number of years. He leaves 2 daughters, his companion and son preceding him in death. > 8-19-1908
Acus, Mary died Friday at the family home in Albion after along illness, aged seventy-three years and six months. Funeral at the home Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1924
Adair, Alice, 52, (Mrs. E. L.) ,resident of Albion the past 25 years, and a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at her home in Albion Friday, death resulting from a complication of diseases, believed to have been due to cancer. She was born near Wolf Lake, Noble County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Prickett, the father having preceded his daughter in death. The past 25 years, Mr. and Mrs. Adair resided at Albion, Mr. Adair being editor and publisher of the Albion New Era. The surviving relatives include the husband and one son, Ross Adair, at home; the mother, Mrs. J. V. Prickett of Albion; a sister, Mrs. S. W. Stults of near Cromwell, and a brother, A. L. Prickett of Albion. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Wolf Lake. ~ 4-13-1922 She was born in Noble County Jan. 5, 1870, the daughter of Jacob and Ann Starkey Prickett and died April 7, 1922. She married Edwin L. Adair Sept. 27, 1893. A son, Vance Nelson preceded her in death June 24, 1916. + 4-?-1922
Adair, Arthur, 22, was born at Kimmell, the son of John and Letha Williamson Adair. He was employed in the Ligonier chair factory. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Robert, and sister, Louise, all of Ligonier. He died in an auto accident in Goshen Sunday, along with Juanita Jackson and Virginia Bowling. The driver, Charles Heermann, said he had fallen asleep. * 1937
Adair, Betty J, 82, died Jan. 12, 2001 at her residence. She was born July 19, 1918 in Fort Wayne to John and Cecilia (Mettler) Poiry. She was a graduate of St. Peters Commercial High School in Fort Wayne and won the Fort Wayne City Tennis Championship in 1931. On Sept. 14, 1940 she married Floyd Adair in Rome City. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church and retired from Monsanto Co. after 21 years of service. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Richard; and 2 sisters, Mary Roembke and Georgiana Rue. Surviving are 2 daughters, Linda Donley of Rome City and Laura Fox of Missoula, Mont.; a son, John of Lancaster, Calif.; a brother, Paul of Fort Wayne; 2 grandsons, Mark Donley and Alan Fox; 2 granddaughters, Molly Joyal and LaRae Adair; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Joyal. Services Monday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-14-2001
Adair, Charlotte, about 82, died July 4, 1957 at the McCray Hospital following an illness caused by a fall she suffered some time ago in her Albion home. She was the widow of the late E. L. Adair and stepmother of Congressman E. Ross Adair. She was born in Swan Twp (b. 11-25-1874) and was a lifelong resident of Noble County. During her lifetime she was active in club and civic work. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Maude Freeman of LaOtto and a brother, Hugh Drake of Waterloo. Services at the Methodist Church July 7. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-?-1957
Adair, Donald C., 77, of Cromwell, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from an apparent heart attack. He was born in Noble County on August 8, 1918 to Edwin W. and Nellie I. (Harroff) Adair. On May 18, 1990 he married Beth Jones, who survives. A lifetime area resident, he was employed as a lacquer tower operator for Flex-Ohm in Cromwell. He was a member of Salem Community Church in Wilmot and a former member of the Eagles Lodge in Syracuse. Also surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Barbara) Lemon of Columbia City, Mrs. Jesse (Donna) Mead of Rockford, Minn., and Mrs. John (Jo Ellen) Huber of Columbia City; 2 sons, Steven of Cromwell and Bentley of Wilmington, N.C.; 2 stepdaughters, Melissa and Jennifer Jones at home; 2 sisters, Eva Hicks of Ligonier and Margaret Marks of Sturgis, Mich.; 2 brothers, Fred of Ligonier and Ronald of Kimmell; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home in Syracuse. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. +12-5-1995
Adair, E. Ross, 75, died Saturday of congestive heart failure. He was a native of Albion and served as Fourth District congressman for 20 years. He was born December 14, 1905 in Albion, the son of Edwin Luther and Alice (Prickett) Adair. He was a veteran of WW II and was appointed by President Richard M. Nixon as ambassador to Ethiopia, a post he held from 1971 to 1974. Surviving are his wife, Marian; a son, Stephen W., Fort Wayne, and a daughter, Mrs. Caroline Dimmers, Hastings, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Services Tuesday at the Forest Park Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, of which he was a member. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 5-12-1983
Adair, Earl, 58, died this morning at his home from a heart attack. He was born January 19, 1912 in Noble County to Walter and Nellie (Harroff) Adair. He married Ethel Fowler on Feb. 11, 1939 in Warsaw. He was a lifetime area resident, employed by Penn Control in Goshen, and a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Earl Jr. and Jerry, both Wawaka, Larry, Brimfield; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Whetten Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Marks, LaGrange, Mrs. Rupert Hicks and Mrs. Keith Hicks, both Ligonier; and three brothers, Fred, Ligonier, Donald, Larwill, and Ronald Cromwell. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 7-?-1970
Adair, Earl F. Jr., 31, R. 1, died in Indiana University Hospital Monday during heart surgery. He was born Feb. 10, 1940 in Kosciusko County to Earl and Ethel (Fowler) Adair and was married in 1962 to Ruby Sloan. He was employed by Smokerís Boat Factory, New Paris. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Angela Sue and Pamela Jo at home; the mother, R. 1; one sister, Mrs. Marvin Whetten, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Jerry, Wawaka, and Larry, Brimfield. Funeral Thursday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 5-?-1971
Adair, Edwin L., 79, (b. 7-21-1865) native son of Noble County, died September 15, 1944, at his Albion home of uremia. For 37 years he had been editor and publisher of the Albion New Era. He sold his business a few years ago and retired. Previous, he had taught school and was for eight years county superintendent of schools. He was a member of the local Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lottie Drake Adair, one son, Captain E. Ross Adair, now on duty in France; and one brother, John of Wolf Lake; and two grandchildren. Services Sunday at the residence. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 9-?-1944
Adair, Edwin Ross Jr, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Adair of Fort Wayne, died at Methodist Hospital May 28 of pneumonia and complications, aged eight months. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Caroline Ann; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Wood of Hillsdale, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Adair of Albion. Funeral was at Forest Park Methodist Church Friday. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 5-?-1941
Adair, Ella E. was born Oct. 6, 1873 and died Feb. 13, 1953. Services at Ormas Baptist Church Feb. 16. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 2-?-1953
Adair Ella Mae, 73, of R. 3, Kendallville, died recently in McCray Hospital. She was a member of the First Evangelical U. B. Church and well-known in Albion. Surviving are the husband, Adrian; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur D. Smith; a granddaughter; a brother; and two sisters. Funeral Saturday at Kendallville. + 12-?-1960
Adair, Emma Agnes, a pioneer lady of Center Twp, died at the family home February 25, aged 85 years, one month and 27 days. Emma Agnes Crist was born Dec. 29, 1847 in Kane County, Ill. and moved when a child to Noble County. She married Thomas Ewing Adair Nov. 5, 1871. They came to Kansas in 1876, locating first near Emporia. They came to Moline in 1881, and in 1890 moved to a farm in Center Twp, where she had since resided. She is survived by her husband, Dr. T. E. Adair; four sons and one daughter, Clyde at Lodi, Calif.; Joseph of Moline, Kan., Remulous and Romulous, twins who reside at home, and Mrs. Irene Sawyer of Sedan. A son, Ernest, died in infancy. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She joined the Moline M. E. Church when coming to that city and later transferred her membership to the church at Belknap. She was the last surviving member of the family into which she was born. It is a coincidence of note that her husband is the youngest and only surviving member of the family into which he was born. Sedan (Kan.) Times-Star + 2-?-1933
Adair, Ethel E., 63, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Saturday in Goshen General Hospital. She was born in Kosciusko County Dec. 25, 1922, the daughter of Mose and Lena (Maggart) Fowler. On Feb. 11, 1939 in Milford she married Earl Adair Sr. He preceded her in death in 1970. She was a retired employee of Essex Wire. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Whetten, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sons, Jerry of Goshen, and Larry of Brimfield; a sister, Julia Donovan, Rochester, N. Y.; a brother, Lloyd of Detroit; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 8-9-1986
Adair, Gordon, 60, died at his home in York Twp last Thursday after a prolonged illness of the heart. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Pearl Adair; one daughter, Mrs. Ben Burnworth of Albion; one son, Harry; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Wolfe of Kendallville, Mrs. Fred Bennett of Columbia City, and Mrs. John Kettlebar of Ligonier; and three brothers, John of Ligonier, and Adrian and Hobert of Albion. Funeral last Saturday at Albion Wesleyan Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 9-?-1941
Adair, H. Mertie, 26, daughter of H. A. Adair, died Dec. 22 of pneumonia at the residence of her brother-in-law, Richard Wade, in Washington Twp. Funeral Sunday at the residence of H. A. Adair. ^ 12-28-1882
Adair, Harry D., 74, of Indianapolis, died at his home January 14, 1992. He was born May 18, 1917 in Noble County, the son of Hobert and Mamie (Boner) Adair. He attended York Twp School and graduated from Albion High School. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of VFW Post 1999. He retired in 1979 from Naval Avionics as an electrician for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; one stepdaughter and one stepson; and one brother, Max of Brimfield. Services January 17 at Moore & Kirk Irvington Chapel in Indianapolis. Burial, Washington Park East Cemetery. + 1-14-1992
Adair, Hobert E., 86, of R. 2, Albion, died today at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 6, 1896 in Noble County, the son of Thomas and Parmelia (McMann) Adair. On Oct. 4, 1916 he married Mamie Boner, who died Nov. 5, 1976. He grew up in the Wolf Lake area and moved to the Albion area in 1929 where he resided until going to Millerís Merry Manor in LaGrange in 1982. He was a retired York Twp farmer and former Noble County Highway Department employee. Surviving are two sons, Harry D. of Indianapolis, and Max of Brimfield; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Services Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-22-1983
Adair, Irene, 87, of Topeka, died Sept. 1, 2005 at Life Care Center of LaGrange. She was born March 1, 1918 in Topeka to Iris Ray and Florence (Yoder) Fought. On Dec. 24, 1938 in LaGrange she married Fred Adair. He died in 1998. Surviving are a brother, Leon Fought of Hermansville, Mich.; 5 sisters, Geraldine Gloor and Betty Reidel of Topeka, Pauline Truex and Nancy Saylor of New Paris, and Shirley Oswald of Goshen; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fought of Topeka. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Gerald, Don, Kenneth, Wayne and James Fought. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 9-2-2005
Adair, Jerry L., 65, of Goshen, died Nov. 14, 2009. He had worked for Johnson Controls, Goshen for 38 years, retiring in 2006. He then worked as a security guard at Menard's, Goshen. He graduated from Wawaka High School in 1964 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born May 23, 1944 in Milford to Earl and Ethel (Fowler) Adair. On April 11, 1970 in Wawaka he married Linda Conrad. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Joyel (Vaughn) Shaw of Osceola; a son, Jay (Julie) Adair of Middlebury; 2 grandchildren, Max and Rebekah; and a twin brother, Larry (Nancy) Adair of Brimfield. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Patricia Whetten, and a brother, Earl Adair Jr. Services Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-16-2009
Adair, John Nelson, 56, died at his home in Ligonier Saturday of a heart attack. The Adairs operated The Lodge in Ligonier and he also operated a service station in that city. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are the wife, Letha; a son; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbert McCammon of Cromwell; 2 brothers and five sisters. Services in Ligonier Monday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1950
Adair, John W., about 79, (b. 2-1-1868) a lifelong resident of Noble Twp and Wolf Lake, died Jan. 11, 1948 at his home. He is survived by his widow, Ella Knapp Adair; a daughter, Mrs. Delbert Earnhart; three sons, Don of South Bend, Merle and Joseph N. of Albion; and six grandchildren. He served two terms - 1918 to 1924 - as a member of the Noble County board of commissioners. He was a member of the Ormas Baptist Church for many years where services were held Tuesday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Adair, Joseph N., 79, former Noble County Schools superintendent, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital. He resided in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 8, 1905 near Ormas, the son of John W. and Ella (Knapp) Adair. He was a 47-year veteran of education and began his career in the one-room Huckleberry School in Green Twp in 1925. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He married Beverly M. Davidson June 16, 1956. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. John (Kathleen) Bennett, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Merle of Albion and Donald of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Delbert (Helen) Earnhart of Kimmell. Services Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ~ 3-28-1985
Adair, Joseph W., judge of Whitley County, died last night at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was the son of Joseph E. and Elizabeth (Widners) Adair, born in Washington Twp, Noble County Nov. 29, 1843. At the age of 17 he began teaching and later spent one year in the old Methodist College at Fort Wayne and 2 years at Wabash College. At one time he was principal of the schools at Ligonier. He was admitted to the bar in March 1870. He served as judge of the thirty-third judicial district consisting of Noble and Whitley Counties from 1890 to 1908. With him when death came was his daughter, Mrs. E. K. Strong. ^ 4-7-1910
Adair, Kenneth, 15, son of William Adair of Washington Twp, was accidentally shot Thursday while hunting squirrels with a 22 caliber rifle. The bullet penetrated the stomach. He was taken to the Methodist Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he died Friday. Funeral at Ormas Sunday. Burial, Scott Cemetery, Whitley County. + 8-?-1927
Adair, Letha, 83, of Ligonier, died today in Elkhart General Hospital. She was born in Noble County April 29, 1897, the daughter of Vincent and Sarah (Growcock) Williamson. She married John N. Adair, who preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1950. She was a lifetime Ligonier resident and a member of the Ormas Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Lois) McCammon of Elkhart; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Adair, Losina (Warner), 70, wife of Dr. W. A. Adair, died January 18 at her home at 510 Adams St., from heart trouble. She was born July 2, 1862 at Swan. July 23, 1882 she was married to Dr. Adair at Swan and in 1894 they moved to Moscow where they have since made their home. She has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Lulu Shomber of Spokane, Miss Iona S., and Mrs. Marjorie Lyon of Moscow, and Mrs. Boyd W. Cornelison, Lewiston; three grandchildren, Mrs. J. A. Hamlin of Lewiston, and Phyllis Ann and Billy Lyon of Moscow. Funeral Thursday at the Methodist Church. Interment, Moscow Cemetery. Moscow, Idaho Star. + 1-?-1933
Adair, Louisa, 77, widow of Thomas Adair, died Thursday at the home of a son, Charles Beezley, 3 miles north of Fort Wayne on the Auburn Road. Cause of death was erysipelas. Born in Noble County, she had lived in Fort Wayne many years. Survivors include four stepsons, Gordon and Hobert, of Albion, Adrian, north of Albion, and John Adair of Ligonier; three stepdaughters, Mrs. John Kettlebar and Mrs. Edith Wolfe, Ligonier, and Mrs. Fred Bennett of Columbia City; five grandchildren. She was a member of Ormas Baptist Church. Last rites at a funeral home in Fort Wayne Saturday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 3-?-1939
Adair, Mamie, 83, died Friday at Whitley County Hospital. She was born Nov. 22, 1892 near Wolf Lake to William and Angia (Whiteman) Boner. On Oct. 4, 1916 she married Hobert Adair and they first resided 2 Ĺ miles south of Wolf Lake on a farm. In 1929 they moved to their present home about 2 Ĺ miles southwest of Albion. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1913 and entered Goshen College where she received a teaching license. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Max, Brimfield, and Harry, Indianapolis; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, David, Indianapolis and Everence, Churubusco; and one sister, Mrs. Mae Rarick, Wolf Lake. Services Nov. 8. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 11-11-1976 + 11-8-1976
Adair, Mary E., 83, of Brimfield, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Brimfield on November 21, 1911 to Frank B. and Hattie (Nasshahn) McCarty. On July 17, 1947 in Merrillville, she married Max Adair. He died May 3, 1994. She had been deputy recorder for the Noble County recorder's office; a bookkeeper for the Noble County treasurer's office, and district clerk for the State Highway Department's district office in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and was a youth director there for many years, a member of Albion BPW and Noble County Republican Women's Club. She was a 50-year member of Noble Chapter No. 122 OES. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marcia) Garrett of Brimfield; a brother, Glenn Bollinger of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Douglas Garrett of Fort Hood, Texas, Bryan Garrett of Albion, and Tamara and James Garrett of Brimfield; and 3 great-grandchildren, Kyle Garrett of Albion, Kaitlyn and Logan Garrett of Texas. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-19-1995
Adair, Max, 74, of Brimfield, died unexpectedly Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born October 2, 1919 in Wolf Lake to Hobert and Mamie (Boner) Adair. On July 17, 1947 he married Mary E. McCarty, who survives. A lifetime area resident, he was a graduate of Albion High School. He was a veteran of WW II and had served as Noble County recorder 8 years and as an Orange Twp precinct committeeman for many years. He had worked for Azar's Commissary 10 years and retired in 1984 from the Indiana State Toll Road. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 86, Kendallville. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marcia) Garrett of Brimfield; 4 grandchildren, Douglas Garrett of Germany, Tamara, Bryan and James Garrett of Brimfield; 3 great-grandchildren, Kyle Garrett of Brimfield and Logan and Kaitlyn Garrett of Germany. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. +5-3-1994
Adair Michael, 45, of Kimmell, died July 20, 2011 at IU Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 13, 1966 to Richard & Carolyn (Conkling) Adair in Havelock, N.C. He graduated from West Noble High School in 1984 and from Grace College, with a major in psychology. He had worked as a case manager at the Bowen Center in Warsaw. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are his parents; two siblings, Michelle Adair of Cromwell and Matthew (Sheri) Adair of Albion; his grandfather, Burlyn Conkling of Cromwell. Funeral July 23 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-22-2011
Adair, Nellie L., about 75, of R. 1, Larwill, died January 21, 1958 in Whitley County Hospital of uremia. She was born in Noble County Oct. 18, 1882 and was a lifelong resident of Noble and Whitley Counties. She was a member of Ormas Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Walter, to whom she was married Nov. 15, 1905; four sons, Earl of Cosperville, Fred of Ligonier, Donald of Larwill and Ronald of Cromwell; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Marks of LaGrange, Mrs. Rupert Hicks of Ligonier, and Mrs. Keith Hicks of Kimmell; a brother, Levi Harroff of Fort Wayne; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 1-?-1958
Adair, Norma, 56, Indian Village, died May 3 at her home following a two-year illness with cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1920 in Warsaw and lived 37 years in the Cromwell-Ligonier area. She was employed by Cromwell Mfg. Co. and attended the World Gospel Church. On Dec. 20, 1940 she married Ronald S. Adair in North Webster. Surviving are her husband; two sons, William R. with the USMC in Capetown, South Africa, and Richard, Cromwell; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Judy) Listenbarger, Monroeville, Mrs. Ira (Linda) Werker, Cromwell, and Mrs. Jack (Alice) Castator, Bend, Ore.; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral May 6 at World Gospel Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 5-?-1977
Adair, Pearl, about 61, (b. 6-1-1885) died July 5, 1946 as she entered McCray Hospital at Kendallville. She was the widow of the late Gordon Adair, who passed away in 1941. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leila Burnworth of Albion; a stepson, Harry Adair of Albion; two brothers, Albert Dolan of Albion and John Dolan of Auburn; two granddaughters. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1946
Adair, Robert E., 38, R. 4, Syracuse, died of a heart attack Saturday while visiting in the residence of his mother, Mrs. Letha Adair in Ligonier. He was employed at the Syracuse Rubber Co., and was born in Whitley County on March 24, 1924. He married Helen Clayton on Feb. 10, 1951 in Ligonier. He was a member of the Ormas Baptist Church and the Moose Lodge in Goshen. Surviving are his wife; twin daughters, Janna Marlene and Jeane Marie; and a stepson, Thomas J. Clayton, all at home; his mother; and a sister, Mrs. Wilbert McCammon. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1962
Adair, Thomas Ewing, resident of Belknap neighborhood in Center Twp, died March 9, 1933 at his farm home where he resided many years. His death resulted from a paralytic stroke on Monday preceding. He was born in Washington Twp, Feb. 17, 1845, to Joseph E. and Elizabeth Adair. He was the tenth child in a family of eleven children and also had two half-brothers and two stepbrothers, all of whom preceded him in death. His father died when he was five years old, and five years later his mother married Caleb Woods. His early years were spent on the farm. He was educated in the public schools. On Aug. 10, 1863, he enlisted in Co. C, 118th Indiana volunteer infantry. He served until March 1864, when he was discharged on account of ill health. He began teaching school, but his health improving, he re-enlisted on his twentieth birthday, Feb. 17, 1865, and was enrolled in Co. B, 152nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with the rank of corporal. Upon returning home at the close of the war, he again took up teaching and the study of medicine. He attended the Rush Medical School at Chicago, Ill. He began the practice of medicine at Swan. He married Emma Agnes Crist at Wilmot, Ind., Nov. 5, 1871. They had six children. Ernest, the second boy, died in infancy. He leaves four sons, Clyde C. of Lodi, Calif., J. W. of Moline, R. E. and R. O. at home; and one daughter, Mrs. Irene Sawyer of Sedan; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A niece, Mrs. J. E. Burk of Tonkawa, Okla., was with him at the time of his death. Sedan (Kansas) Times-Star. + 3-?-1933 Albion New Era 4-5-1933
Adair, Thomas Wilson was born in Noble County June 21, 1857, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson Adair, and died Feb. 17, 1925, aged 67 years, 7 months and 26 days, at the home of his son, John, near Ormas. He was married Nov. 17, 1879 to Parmelia McMann, who died nearly 20 years ago. They had 9 children, Gordon, Lulu, Edith, Elizabeth, Adrian, John, Hobert, and Alice, all of whom survive except Lulu. He is survived by 18 grandchildren and three brothers, William C., Edwin L. and John W. He was a farmer and a nephew of the late Judge Adair of Columbia City. He was again married Oct. 18, 1905 to Mrs. Louisa Beezley, who survives. Funeral at Ormas Thursday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 1-?-1925
Adair, Walter, 82, died Wednesday in Whitley County Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born in Noble County and resided in Noble and Whitley Counties most of his life. He was a member of Ormas Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Earl of Cosperville, Fred of Ligonier, Donald, Larwill, and Ronald, Cromwell; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Marks, LaGrange, and Mrs. Rupert Hicks and Mrs. Keith Hicks, Ligonier; a brother; three sisters; 27 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His wife, Nellie Irene, died Jan. 21. Funeral Saturday in Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 9-?-1958
Adair, William C., son of John N. and Christian (Bashford) Adair, was born Feb. 4, 1856 and died at the home of a grandson, Orval Cole, July 23, after an illness of several months. He is survived by two sons, Walter and Forest; and three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Beers, Mrs. Verner Cole, and Mrs. Don Goodrich; two brothers, E. L., of Albion, and John W. of Wolf Lake; numerous grandchildren. Funeral at Ormas Church Tuesday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 7-?-1939
Adair, William F. "Fred", 83, of Ligonier, died Monday in Oak Leaf Village in Ligonier. He was born March 13, 1915 in Noble County to Walter and Nellie (Harroff) Adair. On Dec. 24, 1938 in LaGrange, he married Irene Fought. He retired in 1980 as a factory worker for Monsanto. Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Margaret Marks of Sturgis, Mich., and Eva Hicks of Ligonier. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Salem Center in Topeka. + 7-20-1998
Adam, Andrew was born July 17, 1826 in Gollenberg, Grossherzogtum Oldenburg, Germany, and died Jan. 11, 1900 at his home near Lisbon. In 1849 he came to this county. In 1858 he was married to Eliza Engle. They had thirteen children, two of whom preceded him in death. He was one of the first members of the German M. E. Church in Kendallville, having joined in 1855. Those remaining are Eliza, Charles, Frank, Elizabeth, George, Caroline, Edward, Addie, Sarah, Andrew and Clara Adam, and Emma Holtz. + No date
Adam Eliza died Wednesday at Howe, Ind. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Shultz. The body was brought to this city Friday forenoon and taken to the home of George A. Adam, 520 E. Richmond St. Funeral Saturday from the M. P. Church. + 7-12-1911
Adam, Jean A., 68, of Naples, died Jan. 27, 2006. She was a graduate of Cromwell High School and was self-employed in private duty health care. She was born July 3, 1937 in Cromwell to Charles Edward and Myril (Leamon) Burns. Surviving are a sister, Bobbe Singleton of Greenwood, Ind.; and 2 brothers, Creighton Burns of Saginaw, Mich., and Jon Burns of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Ham. Services Saturday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-2-2006
Adams, Abigail Susan, the 15-day old daughter of Douglas J. and Sherry Wetzel Adams of rural Churubusco, died February 4, 2000 at her family's residence in Eel River Twp. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Hannah Morgan Adams, at home; the grandparents, Robert and Peggy Wetzel of Churubusco and Lyle and Dorothy Adams of Churubusco; the great-grandparents, William and Mary Patton of Churubusco, Marjorie Wetzel of Columbia City, and Betty McCoy of Avilla. Services at Eel River Cemetery. ~2-10-2000
Adams, Andrew T., 81, Port Charlotte, Fla., died last Monday in St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte. A native of Columbia City, he was born Oct. 14, 1900, a son of Thomas E. and Hattie (Pollock) Adams, where he was married Nov. 11, 1923 to Helen Flowers. He lived in Ligonier from 1916 to 1924 when he moved to Denver, Colo., where he was employed by Wayne Electric. He was a member of the Ligonier Masonic Lodge. Following his retirement, he moved to Florida. Surviving are Mrs. Adams and a son, Thomas L., Denver. Funeral Oct. 22 at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1981
Adams, Angela was found dead March 21, 2003 west of Kendallville and was believed to have died on or about Sept. 13, 2002. She was born in San Jose, Calif. Jan. 9, 1978 to Robert M. Mahar and Diana Meroney. Surviving are her father in N.Y. and her mother in Albion; 2 daughters, Chelsie and Erica Adams of Rome City; a half-brother, Joey Treesh; and a half-sister Michelle Treesh. Preceding her in death were a grandparents, Margaret Boarders and Leland Meroney. Memorial service Sunday at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-27-2003
Adams, Aretha Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Singrey, and wife of Mr. T. B. Adams, died Dec. 5, aged 28 years, 6 months and 4 days. She was born in Morrow County, Ohio May 31, 1858; moved with her parents to Indiana in April 1865 and was married April 25, 1883. She joined the United Brethren Church in Albion in 1873 and in a few years afterward united with the Presbyterian Church. Funeral Dec. 6 at the Presbyterian Church, Albion. ^ 12-10-1886
Adams, Bertha L., 86, of R. 3, Kendallville, died Sunday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born in Noble County Dec. 12, 1892, the daughter of Albert and Viola (Waldron) Rimmel. She married Carl Poage Feb. 28, 1914. He died Oct. 11, 1944. On March 16, 1951 she married Jesse Adams, who died March 15, 1964. She was a lifetime area resident and a member of the Center Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Huff of R. 3, Kendallville; a son, Roland R. Poage of R. 3, Kendallville; three grandchildren, Warren Poage and Mrs. Stephen (Jean) Shumaker, R. 3, Kendallville, and Mrs. Earl (Ann) Breese of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and 8 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Adams, Bessie, 67, died Thursday from a heart attack. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace, who for years were residents of Kendallville. Surviving are three sons, Robert of Kendallville, Wallace of Lake James and Harry of Indianapolis; 4 grandchildren and a brother, Roy, of Detroit, Mich. Services Saturday at Avilla Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-14-1950
Adams, Blanche Mae, 91, of rural LaOtto, died Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born December 11, 1904 in Tippecanoe County to Robert and Ada (Hufferd) Remaly. On January 25, 1925 she married Maurice Adams. He died in 1966. She had lived most of her life in the Fort Wayne and Churubusco areas before moving to her son's home east of LaOtto in 1992. She worked as a cook for the Allen County Children's Home for 17 years and on the family farm with her husband. She was a member of Ari Church of God. Surviving are a daughter, Anna Lee Fulk of Albion; a son, D. Lyle Adams of Churubusco; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Paul Remaly of Frankfort and James and Ernest Remaly of Lafayette; and 3 sisters, Ruth Butler of Rossville and Melba Wilson and Edna Wright of Lafayette. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Eugene and Dale Adams, and a brother, Claude Remaly. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 8-?-1996
Adams, Cedric R., 81, of R. 3, Ligonier, died this morning at his residence from an apparent stroke. He was born Jan. 29, 1899 in Whitley County, the son of Thomas and Hattie (Pollock) Adams. On July 25, 1923 in Defiance, Ohio, he married Edith M. Reeb, who died in 1963. He spent his entire lifetime in the Ligonier community. He had retired as bookkeeper for several Ligonier firms and was a graduate of the University of Michigan and a veteran of WW I. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Justin (Barbara) McLallin and Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Reed, both Ligonier; a brother, Andrew of Port Charlotte, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. + 1-?-1980
Adams, D. Lyle, 66, of Churubusco, died June 15, 2004 at The Oaks Nursing Center in Columbia City. He was a retired dairy farmer and school bus driver for Northwest Allen County Schools. He was born Sept. 12, 1937 in Fort Wayne to Maurice James and Blanche May (Remaly) Adams. On March 24, 1962 in Ari, he married Dorothy Arlene McCoy. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Sherri, Rod and Pam and Scott and Sheila Adams of Churubusco; a sister, Annalee Fulk of Ligonier; 4 grandchildren, Kyle and Tasha Knott, Kristi and Hannah Adams. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Eugene and Dale; and a granddaughter, Abigail Adams. Services Friday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Perry Twp Cemetery. ^ 6-17-2004
Adams, Dale E., 63, a resident of rural LaOtto in DeKalb County, died July 18, 1994 at the family residence. He was born in Fort Wayne on February 4, 1931, a son of Maurice and Blanche Remaly Adams, and moved to a farm near Ari in Allen County as a young boy with his parents. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1949 and later served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. On March 14, 1954 he married Betty Strong in Churubusco and spent his entire married life on the family farm in Butler Twp east of LaOtto. He was engaged in farming all of his life and was also employed as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later for the Penn Central Railroad for 32 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Ari Church of God and the Allen County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Linda) Lutter of LaOtto; a son, Larry of LaOtto; his mother, Blanche Adams of LaOtto; a brother, D. Lyle Adams of Churubusco; a sister, Anna Lee Fulk of Albion; and 3 grandchildren, Jeremy and Jason Lutter and Justin Adams. Funeral Thursday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 7-18-1994
Adams, Dorothy A., 90, of Morrison, Ill., died Wednesday in Rest Haven Nursing Home in Morrison. She was born March 30, 1906 in Milford Twp, LaGrange County near Stroh to Clyde and Grace (Shelly) Perkins. On April 12, 1930 in Avilla she married Robert Newton Adams. He died January 17, 1992. She had moved from LaGrange County to Kendallville in 1923 and in 1989 moved to Sun City, Ariz. She had resided in Illinois since September 1996. She retired after 17 years as a bookkeeper for Reliable Tool & Machine, Kendallville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sun City and a former member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. She was a member of the WSCS and later UMW of the Church and in 1972 was named Kendallville BPW Woman of the Year. She was a Girl Scout leader and a Braille transcriber. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) F. Schick of Morrison; a son, Robert C.. of South Pasadena, Fla.; a sister, Mildred Weir of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters-in-law, Elsie Perkins of Boca Raton, Fla., and Isabel Perkins of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Adams; and 2 brothers, Donald and Ralph Perkins. Funeral Saturday in Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-17-1997
Adams, Dorothy A, 69, of Churubusco, died Feb. 18, 2010 at her residence. She assisted her husband, Lyle, with their dairy farm and had been employed at Noble Wire for 6 years, retiring in 2005. She attended the Ari Church of God. She graduated in 1958 from Churubusco High School. She was born March 3, 1940 in Noble County to Dale and LaVelda (Keller) McCoy and married D. Lyle Adams on March 2, 1962 in Ari. He died in 2004. Surviving are her sons, Doug (Sherry) Adams, Rod (Pam) Adams and Scott (Sheila) Adams, all of Churubusco; her mother; 2 sisters, Jenniamae (Paul) King of Butler and Hermione (Ralph) Stanley of Churubusco; a brother, W. Roger (Joan) McCoy of Larwill; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Abigail Adams. Funeral Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ^ 2-19-2010
Adams, Eliza (Gonser) was born in New Bedford, Holmes County, Ohio Feb. 20, 1853, the youngest of a family of 8 boys and 5 girls. She died at her home on S. Main St. in Kendallville Sept 13, aged 46 years 6 months and 24 days. The father and mother, George and Sarah Gonser, died when Eliza was a child and thus early the family was scattered, some of them to meet no more. Of this large family, two survive today, Eli of Millersburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Ringle of Kendallville. Soon after the parentsí death the young girl came with 2 sisters and one brother to Kendallville. The brother, later Judge Samuel Gonser, went west and settled at Des Moines, Iowa, where he died 14 years ago. One sister, Lucinda, died in Kendallville 30 years ago, but a few years after her arrival here. On April 16, 1874 Eliza married Adolph Adams. Funeral from the Church of Christ on Sept. 16. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-22-1899
Adams, Francis Marion, South Milford, died Wednesday from typhoid fever. He was 41 years of age Nov. 3 and leaves his wife and 3 small children. His mother, Mrs. Rebecca Adams of South Milford; 3 sisters, Mrs. M. J. Shipe and Mrs. Charles Spidel of this city, and Mrs. F. M Aungst of Jefferson Twp; and 2 brothers, Charles W. of this city and Bert of Calif.; and a grandmother, Mrs. E. J. McDonald of South Milford, survive. Funeral will be held from the Baptist Church in South Milford Friday. Burial, South Milford. ^ 11-5-1908 The oldest son of Charles A. and Rebecca Adams, he was born at Rome City Nov. 3, 1867; died at his home in South Milford Nov. 4, 1908. He married Jessie Wert of South Milford on Oct. 15, 1901, and they had 3 children. ^ 11-12-1908
Adams, George, 69, died Monday at the Mrs. Ralph Miller home at Kendallville of complications. Born Dec. 2, 1873 in Noble County, he had resided practically all of his life in this community. In late years he had engaged in selling electrical appliances and insurance. Surviving are the wife, Mary F., Dearborn, Mich.; a son, William B., March Field, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Leffy, Jefferson, Ore.; a half-sister, Mrs. John Speckein, Joliet, Mont.; and a half-brother, E. N. Adams, Tomah, Wis. + 11-?-1942
Adams, George, was buried at Allen Chapel Cemetery last Saturday. ^ 3-6-1879
Adams, Helen, 88, Littleton, Colo., died Tuesday at her residence. She was born August 7, 1902 in Ligonier to Oscar and Edith (White) Flowers. On November 11, 1923 in Ligonier she married Andrew Adams, who died in 1981. She had lived in Colorado and Florida since 1934. She was a retired secretary for the State of Colorado and a member of Ligonier OES No. 325. Surviving are a son, Thomas Adams of Denver, Colo.; 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A sister and a grandchild preceded her in death. Graveside services Saturday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-27-1991
Adams, Homer B., 63, died May 3 at his home in Allegan, Mich. Funeral Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1939
Adams, Israel was born at Johnstown, N.Y. May 20, 1823 and moved to Sandusky County, Ohio in 1842 and was married to Margaret King in 1845. They had one daughter and one son who died in infancy. The daughter survives. The mother died a short time after. He married Gitty Pike March 15, 1851 in Seneca County, Ohio and they had 2 daughters and one son. His wife and daughter preceded him in death, the son surviving. He moved to Indiana in 1855 and settled on a farm in Jefferson Twp and resided on the farm until 3 years ago at which time he moved to Kendallville, where he resided until his death. He served in the Civil War, enlisting in the forepart of í64 in the 100-day service. After discharge he again enlisted in the 9th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served to the end of the war. He was a member of Nelson Post No. 69 G.A.R. for about 15 years. He died April 16, aged 76 years 10 months and 26 days. Funeral at Jefferson Union Church April 18. ^ 4-27-1900
Adams, James, about 81, died May 3, 1947 at his farm home near Ligonier. Surviving are the wife, Utinsy; and a brother, William. Funeral Monday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1947
Adams, James S., 21, died Monday in Kendallville. He was born August 2, 1977 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his stepfather, John Staley of Fort Wayne and his mother, Terri (Whitehurst) Staley of Garrett. On February 12 in Albion he married Holly Leitch, who survives. Also surviving are grandparents, Kenneth and Ruby Whitehurst and LeMoile Staley of Fort Wayne; 2 aunts, Vicki Lovell and Bobbi Aker of Dayton, Ohio, and an uncle, Kenneth William Whitehurst of Fort Wayne. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-8-1999
Adams, John K., 71, resident here many years and a retired B & O Railway mail clerk, died Monday at his home. Born December 18, 1878, in Corunna, he was the son of Theodore and Jennie Knauer Adams. He married Bessie Wallace on November 17, 1901. The couple lived in Avilla their entire married life with the exception of one year they lived in Fort Wayne. As a young man he worked as a clerk in the S. K. Randall General Store here in Avilla. He retired from the railway mail service in 1940. Surviving are the widow and three sons, Wallace, Lake James; Harry, Indianapolis; Robert, Kendallville; and four grandchildren. Services Wednesday at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-20-1950
Adams, John Q., 70, R. 3, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1907 in Jeremiah, Ky., the son of James and Anna (Adams) Adams. He was a retired teacher and lived in Kendallville 16 years. He is survived by his wife Peggy; three sons, Billy of Wawaka, James E. and Larry K., both Bartow, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Orville (Anna) Huff of Wawaka, Mrs. Wilson (Hazel) Owsley, Best, Ky., and Mrs. Arnold (Betty) Roberts, R. 3, Kendallville; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, David and Watson, both Jeremiah, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Letetia Campbell, Wawaka, and Mrs. Betty Reynolds, Wheelersburg, Ohio. Funeral tonight in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, William Adams Cemetery in Jeremiah. + 8-?-1977
Adams, John U., 77, of Rome City, died Friday in Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. He was born in Wolcottville on November 30, 1918 to Jesse Earl and Cora (Butler) Adams. On July 19, 1941, he married Pauline Anna Misselhorn. She died July 4, 1987. A lifetime area resident, he was a 1936 graduate of Rome City High School. He was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Steve (Kathryn) Kohout of Morris, Conn., and Mrs. Al (Lynn) Lutkus of Greenville, Mich.; a son, John Howard Adams of Troy, Mich.; a sister, Danita Fleck of Rome City; and 4 grandchildren, Sarah S. Adams of Troy, Rachel Kohout of Morris; and Andrea and Jeanette Lutkus of Greenville. Funeral Tuesday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. +2-23-1996
Adams, Lemuel, 73, a veteran of the Civil War and a well-known resident of Kendallville, fell off a wagon last Wednesday and broke his neck, death resulting in a few minutes. The aged man had been doing some work at a barn and had started to drive away when the accident happened. He was a member of Co. K. 7th New Jersey Regiment and also a member of Co. D. 22nd Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps. ~ 4-3-1912
Adams, Lillie Lurena, daughter of Lemuel and Harriet Adams, was born in Noble County April 9, 1870, deceased Dec. 18, 1885, aged 15 years, 8 months and 9 days. Funeral in the M. E. Church in this city Dec. 20. ^ 1-1-1886 + 12-18-1885
Adams, Margaret M., 93, died Wednesday Kendallville Manor. She had been a registered nurse, working at Lakeside Hospital and retiring from McCray Hospital in 1972. She was born Oct. 15, 1896 to William and Sophia (Herman) Stoskopf. Her husband, Homer, died in 1939. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Golden Rule Club. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy (Dieterle) Bolenbaugh of Kendallville; one brother, Michael Harding of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; 2 grandchildren, JoAnn McNickle and Michael Dieterle; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-22-1989
Adams, Maria, little daughter of Andrew Adams, 4 miles southeast of this city, was severely scalded last Monday while her parents were in the city, and died the same evening. Funeral was yesterday. ^ 6-9-1881
Adams, Mary L.(Cory), 74, wife of David Adams of 448 Garden St., died this morning from old age. She has lived in Kendallville since she was 27 years old, coming here from York state. Surviving are her husband; a son, C. L. Adams; and daughter, Mrs. Romine Campbell. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Allen Chapel Cemetery. ^ 11-4-1910
Adams, Orval, son of S. S. and Mary Adams, died of convulsions Aug. 20, aged 3 years, 8 months and 14 days. ^ 9-1-1881
Adams Patsy Ellen, 73, died Nov. 25, 2007 in Wesley Healthcare in Auburn. She was a bookkeeper, previously working at Flint & Walling, Food Town Supermarket, Miller's Trucking, Northeastern Center and Midwest Molding. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church, graduating from Rome City High School in 1952. She was born in Noble County on Jan. 27, 1934 to E. C. and Waunetta (Brown) Cook. Surviving are a son, David Adams of Cromwell; 7 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Edith Sprandel and James Walter of Kendallville, Inez and Charles Mynhier of Wawaka, Carolyn DePew and Ruth and Paul Rupert of Ligonier, Jeri Witham of Rome City, Bev and Tim Oesh of Topeka and Sandi Kelley and Cliff Conley of Vandalia, Mich.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Janet Cook of Wawaka. Graveside service Thursday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-27-2007
Adams, Pauline W., 70, of R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday at her residence from a heart attack. She was born in Kendallville Sept. 22, 1916, the daughter of Paul A. and Charlotte (Auman) Misselhorn. On July 19, 1941 in Kendallville, she married John U. Adams. She moved from Kendallville 46 years ago to Northport Road. She was a stenographer and an active member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was formerly active in the Republican Party and PTA. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Al (Lynne) Lutkus of Greenville, Mich., Mrs. Steve (Kathryn) Kohout of Livonia, Mich.; and a son, J. Howard Adams of Troy, Mich.; two brothers, Howard "Bud" J., of Ayer, Mass., and Edwin W. of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. Services Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-4-1987
Adams, Peggy, 80, of Wolcottville, died Wednesday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born in Letcher County, Ky., the daughter of Henry M. and Elizabeth (Caudill) Dixon. On Sept. 12, 1947 in Kentucky she married John Quincy Adams who preceded her in death in 1977. She has lived in Wolcottville since 1961 and was a member of Church of the True God, South Milford. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Roberts of Kendallville; two stepdaughters, Anna Huff of Wawaka, and Hazel Owsley of Vest, Ky.; three stepsons, Bill Adams of Wawaka, James and Larry Adams, both Bartow, Fla.; a brother, John of New Albany; two grandchildren. Services Saturday in Church of the True God. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-16-1989
Adams, Robert N., 87, died January 17, 1992 in Sun Care Health Center in Sun City, Ariz. He was born in Avilla, the son of John K. and Bess (Wallace) Adams. He graduated from Avilla High School in 1922. He was a machinist for Fries Tool Co. in Fort Wayne. The Adams family lived on Park Ave. in Kendallville for over 50 years. After retirement they spent several months each year in Sun City. He was a member of First United Church in Kendallville. In 1930 he married Dorothy Perkins, who survives, with a son, Robert C., a daughter, Marilyn Schick and 2 grandchildren. His parents and 2 brothers, Wallace and Harry, preceded him in death. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-17-1992
Adams, Robert Paul, 73, of Tri Lakes, died July 12, 2002 in The Oaks, Columbia City. He was born in Anderson, Ind. on July 20, 1928, a son of Carl and Josephine Grimes Adams. He graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1947 and received BA and MA degrees from Ball State Teachers College in Music Education. He retired from the Muncie Community Schools in 1990. He was affiliated with Tri Lakes Baptist Church and played trumpet in the local Musician's Union Band. He was a member of Muncie Kiwanis and the Gideons. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen Starkey Adams; 3 daughters, Lynn Adams, Columbia City, Gail Adams, Daytona Beach, Fla., Nancy (Bruce) Sherwood, Summerville, S.C.; a son, Robert (Sharon) Adams, Pendleton, Ind.; 6 grandsons, Jason , Nicholas and Brad Adams, James, Benjamin and Joshua Sherwood; a great-grandson, Clay Adams; a sister, Mary Jo Holt, Niles, Mich. Funeral July 15 in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Albion New Era 7-17-2002
Adams, Shirley Anne, 62, of North Manchester, died Sunday in Peabody Health Care Center in North Manchester. She was born April 24, 1937 in Nappanee to John B. and Helen G. (Gould) Henley. Her mother preceded her in death. Her father survives in Kendallville. On June 15, 1958 in Angola she married John Adams. He survives in North Manchester. Also surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Adams of Ligonier, and James Adams of Kendallville; 2 brothers, John Henley II of Walisla, Ark., and Glen Henley, address unknown; a sister, Carolyn Goodman of Howe; a granddaughter, Jennifer Adams of Ligonier, and a grandson, John Adams III of Ligonier. No services. + 7-11-1999
Adams, Stanley N., 62, died Wednesday in Washington, Pa. A native of Mercer, Ohio, he owned Stan Adams Mobile Home Court and Sales and was a trainer and driver of trotting and pacing horses. Surviving are his wife, Vicki V.; three sons, Roger L., Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard Keith and Stanley N., both of Fort Wayne; a daughter Sharon, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Beeler, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Vicki V. (Brown) Adams is a former area resident. + 7-?-1970
Adams, Sylvester S., 23,committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth with an automatic pistol last Friday at his home in Kendallville. When he awakened that morning, he told his wife that he didnít feel well and he believed he would not get up for a while. She went down stairs to prepare the breakfast. While she was working in the kitchen she said she heard a report but believed the noise came from the basement where a young man who lives in the Adams home was fixing the furnace. When breakfast was ready, Mrs. Adams went upstairs to call her husband and found him dead. The reason for the suicide is not known. He was formerly a member of the Adams Sales Co. with his father, Homer B. Adams, and a brother, Reuben, as partners, and several years ago owned the Ford Garage in Albion. Recently he had withdrawn from the firm and had expected to go into the garage business in Kendallville for himself. A short time ago he bought garages in Garrett and Avilla and sold them both. His parents are now in Detroit. A brother, Reuben, lives in Kendallville. His wife, formerly Mildred Grossman of Wolcottville, and an infant son survive. + 1923
Adamski, Anna M., wife of Stephen Adamski of Swan Twp, died Thursday from tuberculosis. Besides the husband, an 8-month old child survives. Funeral at the Ege Catholic Church Saturday. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 8-7-1918
Adamski, Pauline A., 81,of R. 1, LaOtto, died last Tuesday at McCray Hospital. Born July 6, 1888 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Florian and Catherine Hollis. She was married in April 1920 at Ege to Steven Adamski, who preceded her in death in 1937. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Ege Immaculate Conception Church where final rites were held Friday. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 11-20-1969
Adamski, Stanislaw, aged 72 years 9 months and 27 days, is dead at his home in Green Twp from uraemic poisoning. Funeral was this morning at the Ege Church and interment was in Ege Cemetery. He leaves a wife and several children. He was a farmer. ^ 11-7-1910
Adcox, Albert Isom, 67, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Friday in a nursing home following a one-year illness with cancer. He was born July 28, 1927 in Sumner, Mo. to George and Opal (Itel) Adcox. He had lived in the Kendallville area 40 years before moving to Fort Worth in 1981. He worked as a janitor at Flint & Walling. Surviving are 2 daughters, Cheryl Bolt of Kendallville, and Mary (Gibson) Waller of Fort Wayne; a son, Robert of Fort Wayne; a sister, Goldie Frain of Ligonier; a brother, Fred of California; and 6 grandchildren. Private service September 11 at Bixler Lake. + 8-26-1994
Addis, Albert L., 72, (b. 3-6-1878) died Jan. 24 from heart disease. Surviving are the widow, Mary; one son, Lawrence; and three daughters, Mrs. Carl Wood, Mrs. Irvin DeCamp, and Mrs. Dale Guthrie, all of the Albion community; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1951
Addis, Benjamin M., 81, died Feb. 25 in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had lived in Noble County until 1956 when he moved to Churubusco. He retired from Newnam Foundry in 1968. He was born Sept. 5, 1897 in Noble County to Milton and Sarah (Skeels) Addis. He married Tillie Banks Sept. 29, 1917. She died March 3, 1977. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Edgar (May) Long and Mrs. Leo (Maxine) Lemish, both R. 1, Kendallville, Mrs. Glenn (Joan) Bollinger, Kendallville, Mrs. William (Audry) Hilliard, R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Ed (Patricia) Hollar, Columbia City; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Christlieb, rural Churubusco; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A son, Gerald; five grandchildren, a brother and five sisters preceded him in death. Services Feb. 28 in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-1-1979
Addis, Bert, died last night at Lutheran Hospital. Services Wednesday at Christian Chapel. + 11-?-1938
Addis, Carl S., 37, died March 8 at the home of his parents in the south part of the county. Surviving are the parents and three brothers. Funeral Wednesday at Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Gray Cemetery. + 3-?-1937
Addis, Clara M., 97, (b. 2-4-1885 - d. 2-20-1982) R. 1, Kimmell, widow of Forest Addis and lifelong Noble County resident, died in Lutheran Home, Kendallville Saturday. She was born in 1885 to William and Lona Sherwood Beesecker in Green Twp. Her husband died in 1969. Surviving are two sons, Forest Leroy of Atlanta, and Ray D., Kimmell; and three grandchildren. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home. + 2-?-1982
Addis, Cleo, 57, a lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake community, died July 14, 1958 in Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are the husband, Lawrence; her mother; two brothers; and one sister. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel, where services will be this afternoon. Burial, church cemetery. + 7-?-1958
Addis, Cyril J., about 76, (b. 5-27-1892) of Albion, died April 23, 1969 at McCray Hospital. He was a native of Noble County and had lived here his entire lifetime. By profession he was an interior decorator. He was united in marriage with Lillian Reffelt on Aug. 25, 1946 in Auburn. Surviving are two stepchildren, Mrs. Everett (Mildred) Tarlton of Albion and William Weible of Fort Wayne. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. In his younger days he was known as a foot-racer and also as a baseball player. Funeral at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1969
Addis Daphne Lorena, 64, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Saturday (d. 4-19-1986) in the V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in French Lick Oct. 23, 1921, the daughter of Harold and Alma (Clements) Collins. On May 29, 1955 in Kimmell she married Ray D. Addis. A retired teacher with Central Noble School Corporation, she taught at Wolf Lake School many years. She was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Roxanne Olson of Indianapolis; two sons, Rick of Columbia City, and Rex of Kimmell; six sisters, Mavis Juarez of Melbourne, Fla., Melvin Dougherty of Muncie, Rose Mofield, French Lick, Jacqueline Rea of Indianapolis, Joan McCarty of Springfield, Mo., and Virginia Flick of French Lick; three brothers, Leonard of Grand Rapids, Mich., Robert of Rochester, and Adrian of Lexington, Ky. A brother preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1986
Addis, Edith Irene, 67, of Churubusco, died April 17, 2008 at her home. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1958 and later from Indiana-Purdue University. She had worked in the offices of several area chiropractors and later for more than 10 years at Power Wheels in Fort Wayne and as a teacher at Churubusco Child Care Center until 2006. She was a member of the LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Surviving are her husband, Roger; children, Karen and Ed Harpel of LaOtto, Tim and Diane Addis of Albion and Patricia Percey of Indianapolis; her stepmother, Mary Ditton of Dunfee; 3 sisters, Judy Oglesby, Jeanie Shirley, and Denise and Rob Grissom of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Ronald Hunter of Ohio; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Ray; and a granddaughter, Paige Addis. Services Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 4-18-2008
Addis, Edna I., 82, died June 24, 2001 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She worked for a time at Target and in 1978 retired from Essex Wire in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, Garrett VFW Auxiliary and Churubusco American legion Auxiliary. She was born in Churubusco to Charles and Mary (Tucker) Wilkins. On Nov. 23, 1934 he married William Addis. He died May 30, 1968. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Mary; a son, Robert; a brother, Frank Wilkins; and 2 sisters, Lena Ferguson and Elma Garrison. Surviving are a daughter, Doris Mudrack of Garrett; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, William E. Jr. and Sharon Addis of Tucson, Ariz., and Mitchell E. and Connie Addis of Colon, Mich.; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Fannie and Homer Whittaker of Columbia City and Martha and Harold Bushong of Albion; a brother, Dawson Wilkins of Corpus Christi, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-26-2001
Addis, Effie E., 82, Merriam, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1892 in Green Twp to Jacob and Martha (Ott) Lamon. She married Bert Addis March 21, 1913. He died Oct. 31, 1937. She lived most of her life in Merriam and was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George F. Stults, R. 1, Kimmell; one son, Samuel H., Toledo, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1974
Addis, Ervin W., 68, R. 7, died Monday in St. Josephís Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born May 17, 1904 in Noble County to Jacob and Mary (Kister) Addis. He married Goldie Bell McCoy July 28, 1930. He had spent most of his life in Green Twp where he was self-employed. Surviving are the wife; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Edna) Foster, Corunna, Mrs. Chester (Gladys) Napier, Churubusco, Mrs. Ruby Marshall, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jerald (Eva) Garwood, Fort Pierce, Fla.; one son, Leo Wayne, R. 1, Churubusco; one brother, John, R. 1, Churubusco; and 17 grandchildren. Two brothers, Charles and Carl, preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery, Columbia City. + 6-?-1972
Addis, Eva of Noble County died Monday at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, says the Columbia City Commercial-Mail. She was the wife of Samuel Addis and lived in Noble County just south of the Christian Chapel. She was a daughter of David and Susan Kepford, born May 24, 1857 in Noble County. + 9-?-1924
Addis, Forest "Joe", about 87, died April 19, 1969 at the Luckey Memorial Nursing Home in Wolf Lake. He was born in Noble County May 23, 1881, the son of Jefferson and Mary (Wilkins) Addis, and had spent his entire lifetime in this county. He had lived more than 50 years on his farm south of Kimmell on Highway 33. Prior to engaging in farming, he had worked as a blacksmith for many years. He was married to Clara Beesecker at Albion on Feb. 23, 1904. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Forest Leroy of Atlanta, Ga., and Ray of R. 1, Kimmell; three grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. He was a 50-year member of the Wolf Lake Lodge of the Knights of Pythias. Funeral April 22 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1969
Addis, Goldie Belle, 73, died Jan. 30 in Millerís Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was born July 26, 1910 in Whitley County, the daughter of Josiah and Laura Belle (Steele) McCoy. She married Ervin Washington Addis July 28, 1929. He died June 19, 1972. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Edna Belle) Foster, Corunna, Mrs. Delmar (Gladys) Asa, Houston, Texas, Ruby Marie Marshall of Galax, Va., and Mrs. Jerry (Eva May) Garwood, Fort Pierce, Fla.; one son, Leo Wayne Addis, Churubusco; one sister, Martha Pressler, Hillsdale, Va.; three brothers, Jesse and Charles, Columbia City, and Otho, Ocala, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services February 1 in Columbia City. Burial, Compton Oak Grove Cemetery. ~ 2-9-1984
Addis, Guy, 72, Route, Albion, died Wednesday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1905 in Noble County to John and Rose Beesecker Addis. He was an employee of the Dept. of Natural Resources and a lifetime Albion area resident. Survivors are his wife, Martha; two stepchildren, Jack Pence, Indianapolis, and Gail Pence, St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Opel Brubaker, LaPorte; and one granddaughter. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Addis, Hazel, whose summer home was at Wolf Lake, died Dec. 19, 1970 at her Daytona Beach, Fla. winter home. She was born in Indiana on July 11, 1903. She married Lawrence Addis May 3, 1966. She is survived by two brothers, Don and Devoe Neff, both Mishawaka. She was a member of the Christian Science Church in Columbia City. Funeral in Daytona Beach December 22 at the Cardwell Funeral Home. + 12-?-1970
Addis, John W. of R. 2, Albion was born Oct. 8, 1883 and died Sept. 15, 1963. He is survived by two children, Guy of Albion, and Mrs. Opal Piepenbrink of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Caroline Cutshaw, and one brother, Forest of Kimmell. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion on Sept. 18. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1963
Addis, Lawrence M., 93, of Albion, died Saturday in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. He was born in Noble Twp, Noble County, on June 10, 1902 to Albert and Mary (Huff) Addis. On February 23, 1927 in Albion he married Cleo Birch. She died in 1958. On May 5, 1966 in Wolf Lake he married Hazel Haas. She died in 1970. A lifetime Noble County resident, he was a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1957. He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are 2 sisters, Edna Wood of Auburn, and Mabel Guthrie of Avilla. One sister preceded him in death. Graveside services Wednesday in Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-28-1996
Addis, Leo Wayne, 41, of Columbia City, died Nov. 1, 1988 at Whitley County Hospital. He was born Jan. 14, 1946 in Noble County to Ervin and Goldie McCoy Addis. He was reared in Green Twp and was educated at Green Twp School and Churubusco High School. At the age of 16 he began employment with Franke Plating Co. in Fort Wayne. He served two years active duty with the U. S. Marine Corps and then the Marine Reserves. On July 2, 1980 he was married to Linda L. Cole in Las Vegas. They lived in Churubusco until March 1988 when they moved to Columbia City. His church affiliation was with St. John Bosco Church in Churubusco. Surviving are his wife; a son Steven Wayne of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Christopher (Sherry) Stucker of Churubusco; two stepsons, Rickey Lee and Michael Sanders, both Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Pamela Cook of Fort Wayne; a grandchild, Brittni Stucker; 4 sisters, Mrs. Donald (Edna) Foster of Corunna, Mrs. Delmar (Gladys) Ada of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Jerry (Eva) Garwood of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Ruby Marshall of Oklahoma. Funeral Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Compton Oak Grove Cemetery. + 11-1-1988
Addis, Leona, 21, died Saturday of scarlet fever at the home of her parents two miles north of Churubusco in Green Twp. She was born in Noble County Jan. 1, 1919, a daughter of Willard and Alta Christlieb Addis. Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Leonard and a sister, Wilda, at home. Funeral Monday at the home. Friends were not allowed to enter the home because of the risk involved. + 4-27-1940
Addis, Leonard M., 80, of Albion, died Saturday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He was born in Green Twp, Noble County, May 20, 1912, the son of Willard and Alta (Christlieb) Addis. On October 20, 1938 in Albion he married Mildred Harlan. She survives. A lifetime Noble County resident, he was a retired farmer and retired in 1978 from Ball Brass Foundry in Auburn. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Linda) Taylor of Fletcher, Ohio; 2 sons, Duane of Rome City and Roger of Churubusco; a sister, Wilda Hendrickson of Clermont, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-29-1992
Addis, Lillian A., 82, of Albion, died Sunday in Kenney Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born August 15, 1911 in Fort Wayne to Charles and Mary (Hacke) Reffelt. In 1946 in Angola she married Cyril Addis, who died in 1968. She moved from Fort Wayne to Albion 56 years ago and was a self-employed furniture upholsterer. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Mildred Ann Tarlton of Albion; a son, William Weible of Wabash; 2 sisters, Mildred Robblaird of Grabill and Gertrude Miller of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A grandchild preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-28-1993
Addis, Marie Estella, 86, of rural Churubusco, died July 12, 2004 at her Green Twp residence. She was a member of Charter Oak Church. She was born in Green Twp on Oct. 22, 1917 to Lloyd and Roseanna (Gordon) Claxton. She married John F. Addis on Oct. 19, 1935. He died March 27, 1979. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Nancy and Jim and Carol of Churubusco, Jerry and Gloria of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Lora and Elvin Bridegan of Churubusco and Grace Slater of Largo, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Alva, Cecil and Ernest Claxton; and a sister, Elsie Claxton. Services Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-13-2004
Addis, Marion, 74, died in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors are three brothers, George of Columbia City, and Jacob and Milton of Noble County. Services at Columbia City Sunday. Burial, Gray Cemetery. + 10-?-1944
Addis Martha A died July 16, 2003 at Marquette Manor Nursing Home in Indianapolis. She was born in Wabash to Otto and Mae (Shambaugh) Bright. Her husband, Guy Addis, died in 1977. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Eleanor Pence of Indianapolis; a daughter, Gail Pence; a granddaughter, Christine Pence; and a brother and 2 sisters-in-law, Allen and Mary Bright and Edna Bright. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Gene Bright. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-17-2003
Addis, Matilda, 84, widow of Jefferson Addis of York Twp, died last week at Charlotte, Mich. He died about 41 years ago. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Roser of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Joseph Friend of Columbia City, Mrs. Frank Lung of Charlotte, and Mrs. Fred Gockie of Springport, Mich.; five sons, Adrian Chapel of Sturgis, Mich. Ray Gawthrop of Wolf Lake, Jim Gawthrop of Canada, and Floyd Gawthrop of Columbia City. Services Saturday at Charlotte, Mich. Burial, Ormas Cemetery. + 1-?-1940
Addis, Mildred B."Skeeter", 89, of Columbia City, died Oct. 3 in Millerís Merry Manor. She was born March 26, 1910 in Noble County to Ivan and Pearl Birch Huffman. In 1928 she married Carl Addis. He died Dec. 30, 1953. She was employed for more than 20 years at Ion Capacitor and was a member of Eagles Lodge 1906 and American Legion Post 98 Auxiliary. Surviving are 3 grandchildren, Wanda Stoner and Vaunda Baxter of Columbia City, and Brian Addis of Rockport, Texas; 8 great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Stephanie Baxter, Allison and Ashley Hanus, Joel Stoner, Zachary, Zoe and Alexia Addis; and a sister, Leah Grocock of Avilla. She was also preceded in death by a son, Carl Jr.; a brother, Bernie; and a sister, Beulah Gaerte. Funeral in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1999
Addis, Mildred E., 79, died July 1 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a lifelong Noble County resident. Her husband, Leonard, died in 1992. Surviving are 2 sons, Roger of Churubusco and Duane of Huntertown; a daughter, Linda Taylor of Fletcher, Ohio; a brother, Carl Harlan of LaGrange; 2 sisters, Violet Noble of Pierceton and Opal Newman of Niles, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 7-16-1998 She was born August 22, 1918 in Noble County to Roy and Ethel (Herron) Harlan She married Leonard Addis on October 20, 1938 in Albion. He died May 20, 1992. A lifetime Noble County resident, she was a homemaker and a member of the Albion Eagles Lodge. + 7-1-1998.
Addis, Milton H., 86, a resident of Noble County, died Friday. Survivors are two brothers in Columbia City; two sons, Willard and Benjamin; three daughters, Mrs. John Carlton, Mrs. Frank Christlieb, and Mrs. Paul Longsworth; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, all Noble County. + 1-?-1947
Addis, Ora was the son of J. W. and Rose Addis, born near Merriam March 19, 1909 and died Feb. 4, 1928 at his home near Wolf Lake, being 18 years, 10 months and 15 days of age. He is survived by his parents; one brother; Guy, one sister; Opal; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Beesecker. One sister, Ruth, died in infancy. He was one of a class of 15 graduating from the Wolf Lake High School in 1927. This winter he belonged to a basketball team composed of the older Wolf Lake graduates. Funeral at Christian Chapel Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1928
Addis, Paige R., 6, of rural Kendallville, died Dec. 12 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a 2-vehicle accident earlier in the morning. She was born March 23, 1991 in Kendallville to Tim and Diane S. (Redfield) Addis. Surviving are her parents; grandparents, Roger and Edith Addis of Churubusco and Carl and Mary Ditton of Fort Wayne, Janice Redfield of Kendallville and Frank Redfield of southern Texas; and a great-grandmother, Mildred Addis of Avilla. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 12-18-1997
Addis, Ray D., 70, of Ligonier, died Friday in Goshen General Hospital. He was born in Kimmell on March 2, 1923 to Forest and Clara (Beesecker) Addis. On May 26, 1955 he married Daphne Collins, who died in 1986. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired farmer and self-employed auctioneer. He was a 1942 graduate of Cromwell High School and a graduate of Decatur Auctioneer School. He was a member of Albion and Kimmell Conservation clubs and was an honorary West Noble High School letterman. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Roxanne) Addis Olson of Indianapolis; 2 sons, Rick of Goshen and Rex of Ligonier; a brother, Forrest "Roy" of Tucker, Ga., and 5 grandchildren. Funeral today in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-20-1993
Addis, Robert, 78, retired farmer, died Dec. 13 at Merriam. Surviving are one son, three daughters, one sister, 4 brothers, 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Last rites Tuesday of last week from the Christian Chapel with burial in the Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1936
Addis, Rosa A. was born July 2, 1886, and died May 25, 1963. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, May 27, 1963. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1963
Addis, Rose M., 43, of rural Churubusco, Noble County, died March 4, 1995 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Eel River Twp near Churubusco on November 20, 1951 to Harold D. and Dorothy M. (Bell) Walters. She married James A. Addis on June 5, 1971 in Whitley County. He survives. She was a lifetime Churubusco area resident and had lived in her present home since 1973. She was a 1971 graduate of Carroll High School. She was a member of Gilbert Davis American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary, Churubusco. Surviving also are 2 daughters, April and Sheila Addis of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Mrs. John (Nancy) Addis of Churubusco, and Lucille Walter of Lake Wyoma, Fla.; and a brother, Dave Walters of Valley View, Texas. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-4-1995
Addis, Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Addis, was born March 10, 1916 and died May 6, 1916, aged one month and 26 days. She leaves a father; mother; two brothers, Ora and Guy; and one sister, Opal; and grandparents. Funeral at Merriam on Monday. + 5-?-1916
Addis, Samuel E., 88, died Feb. 20, 1946 at his home. His wife, the former Eva Kepford, died some time ago. Surviving are two sons, Carl of Churubusco, and Cyril of Albion; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Herron of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Gertie Keister of Churubusco, and Mrs. Rachel Gross of Albion; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1946
Addis, Sarah Catherine, 78, of Green Twp, died Sunday last at her home. She is survived by the husband, Milton; two sons, Willard and Benjamin of this county; and three daughters, Mrs. John Tarlton of Garrett, Mrs. Frank Christlieb and Mrs. Paul Longsworth of this county. Funeral last Tuesday at Churubusco. Burial, Gray Cemetery. + 12-?-1942
Addis, Thomas J., 74, died at his home in York Twp Tuesday following a stroke of apoplexy. He was born in Noble County and had spent his entire life here. He is survived by the widow; a daughter, Mrs. John Bennett of Willard, O.; and three stepsons. Funeral Thursday at Kimmell. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1931
Addis, Tillie M., 76, Churubusco, died Thursday in Turtle Creek North Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was born March 21, 1900 in Roann to James and Elizabeth (Elburn) Banks and married Ben Addis in 1917. She and her husband lived in Noble County until 1955 when they moved to Churubusco. Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Edgar (May) Long, Mrs. Warren (Maxine) Hursey and Mrs. Glenn (Joan) Bollinger, all of Kendallville, Mrs. William (Audrey) Hilliard, R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Ed (Patricia) Hollar, R. 4, Columbia City; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Schenkel and Mrs. Jessie Waite, both Wabash; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. One son, Gerald, and three brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-10-1977
Addis, Willard C., 79, died this morning (d. 7-30-1971) in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born May 27, 1892 in Green Twp to Milton and Sarah (Skeels) Addis. He was a retired laborer. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Wilda Hendrickson, Pa.; one son, Leonard, Wawaka; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Christlieb; and one brother, Ben, both Churubusco. Services Monday in Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1971
Adkins, James H., 45, of Ligonier, died Tuesday at Goshen Hospital. He was born May 5, 1940 in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of Guy and Hazel (Hall) Adkins. On May 17, 1980 in Pound, Va., he married Kay Gibson, who survives. He moved from California to Ligonier in 1965. He was a truck driver for Trailer Express out of Topeka. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Pete (Vicki) Metz of Middlebury, Mrs. Chris (Cheryl) Morch of Bradenton, Fla., and Laura Adkins of Bristol,; two sons, James and John, both of Bradenton; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Alice) Thompson of Fort Gay, W. Va.; four brothers, Asher of Wolf Lake, Joseph of Wolcottville, Roy of San Diego, Calif., and Eddie of Wayne, W. Va.; and two grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Hall Brothers Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial, Gibson Cemetery, Pippa Passes, Ky. + 5-28-1985
Adkins, Joseph Lowell, 64, of Wolcottville, died March 4, 2006 at his home. He worked at United Technologies in Topeka until 1985 and was a member of Independent Baptist Church, South Milford. He was born Jan. 29, 1942 in Pikeville, Ky. to Guy and Hazel (Hall) Adkins. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dottie and John Geiger of Albion; 2 granddaughters, Jessica Jones and Whitney Weber; 2 great-grandchildren, McKenlee and Mason Jones; a sister, Alice Thompson of W. Va.; and 3 brothers, Eddie of W. Va., Roy of San Diego and Asher of Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Guy Jr., Donnie and Jim. Services Tuesday at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-5-2006
Adkins, Linda (Smalley), 55 of Anderson and formerly of Goshen, died Sunday at her residence. She was born August 16, 1936 in Kendallville. On July 8, 1955 she married Edgar Adkins, who survives. She was a graduate of Goshen High School and attended Ball State University. She was secretary 5 years for Wapahani Girl Scout Council and for 7 years was office manager for the Anderson YWCA. Surviving also are a daughter, Ann Elfrink of Anderson; 2 sons, Chris and Tom Adkins of Anderson; a brother, Lynn Smalley of Bradenton Beach, Fla.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Home, Anderson. Burial, Anderson Memorial Park. + 5-31-1992
Adkins, Martin, 70, died Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a retired railroad employee and had resided in Kimmell 18 years. He previously resided in Morehead, Ky. He was a WW I veteran and a member of Sparta Post 421, American Legion. Surviving are the widow, Mae; and four brothers, Mace, Zode, Roscoe and Holl, all of Morehead. Funeral Friday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-24-1960
Adkins, Winne Mae, 88, of Kimmell, died today in Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Kimmell. She was born May 6, 1901 in Menifee County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin. Survivors are a sister, Nancy Spencer of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; two nephews, John Scarbeary of Syracuse and Alva Scarbeary of Fort Wayne; and a niece, Zelma Spencer of Kimmell. Services Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-26-1989
Adler, Albert - Mrs. John Aman last Thursday received the intelligence of the death of her father, Albert Adler, at his home in Buffalo, N. Y. ~ 5-26-1898
Adreon, Mary E., 85, R. 3, Fort Wayne, died Sunday in Whitley County Hospital. She had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County June 14, 1902, the daughter of Reuben and Anne (Nickelson) McMullen. In August 1960 she married Edward Adreon. Surviving are her husband and a brother, Ruben McMullen of Tri Lakes. Services Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 9-20-1987


Noble Notes: I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Clarence Darrow