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Borthwick Rebecca, the daughter of James Sproul, was born in Va. Dec. 11, 1822. When young she taught school in both Noble and Kosciusko Counties.  She was married to William Borthwick Aug. 11, 1858. She was the mother of 2 children, one of whom died in 1864; the other, Addie E. I. lives on the farm left by her mother. Noble Co Democrat 7-1-1891
Bortner Allen, son of Charles and Susan Bortner, was born in Noble County March 10, 1853; died at his home in Albion Sunday, age 73 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was first married to Luski Clark, deceased. They had four children. Only one survives. He was again married to Eva Matthews Nov. 27, 1890. They had five children, four now living. He was of a family of 12 children of whom he is the sixth one to die. Six are living. He joined the United Brethren Church and assisted in building the church that now stands. Most of his life was spent on the farm in Green Twp where he reared his family. He also worked at the carpenter trade for a number of years. About eight years ago he sold his farm and moved to Albion. He leaves his wife; three daughters and two sons, namely, Mrs. Lena Winebrenner, who lives on a farm south of Albion, Mrs. Mae Bushong of Kendallville, Mrs. Dora Becker of Wawaka, Archie of Albion and Dewey of Jefferson Twp. Two brothers and four sisters also survive, Mrs. Agnes Stoops of Englewood, Cal., Mrs. Susan Skinner, Mrs. Martha Fisher and Mrs. Jane Wiseman of Toledo, O., William Bortner of Kendallville and Thomas Bortner of Mishawaka; ten grandchildren. + 7-?-1927
Bortner Archie M, about 76, (b. 11-24-1891) of Albion, a retired farmer and McCray Refrigerator Mfg. Corp. employee, died March 31, 1968 in McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County Nov. 24, 1891. He married Berniece Neufer Nov. 24, 1915. He was an active member of the Albion Masonic Lodge and of the Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne for more than 40 years. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Max and Howard, Albion; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Helen) Stark of Rensselaer; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dewey of Fort Wayne; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Glenn Bushong of Kendallville, and Mrs. Dora Becker of Albion. Funeral at Albion EUB Wednesday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 3-?-1968
Bortner Berniece M, 77, 315 E. Highland St., died this morning in Fort Wayne Nursing Home. She was born April 11, 1895 in Wawaka, the daughter of Joseph and Amelia (Gappinger) Neufer. On Nov. 24, 1915 she married Archie M. Bortner in Albion. He died March 31, 1968. She was a lifelong resident of Noble County and a member of Trinity United Methodist, Rebekah Lodge and Jefferson Twp Homemakers’ Club. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Helen) Stark, Auburn; two sons, Max and Howard, Albion; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A brother, Vern, preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Trinity. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1972
Bortner Bright, 75, (b. 1-14-1878 - d. 3-2-1953) died at his home Monday. Services were Wednesday. He was a civil engineer for 45 years. Surviving are a number of cousins, including Maytie Bortner, who resided with him. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 3-5-1953
Bortner Carolyn R, 71, of Camden, Ohio, died unexpectedly on March 7, 2010 in Sebring, Fla. She was born Oct. 9, 1938 in Etna, Ind. to Curtis and Edna (Weist) Lung. She retired from Silgan in 2001. She was a member of Kendallville First Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Edward Bortner; a daughter, Dawna (Michael) Simpson; stepsons; grandchildren, McKenna Simpson, Josh (Jennifer) Bortner, Chad (Erica) Bortner; Jamie Bortner, Jerimee (Kris) Bortner, Melissa (Charles) Northrop, Brandy (Doug) Carroll, Kristen (Joshua) Martz, Ethan Bortner, Justin (Holly) Bortner and Amanda (Jared) Knipper; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Jan) Lung; and sisters, Nina Clark, Jean Denton, Evelyn Martin, Martha (Skip) Schlotterback, and Florence Cosart. She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Smith; a brother, Doyle Lung; and a sister, Dawn Rice. Memorial services June 5 at the Ligonier Presbyterian Church. ^ 5-4-2010
Bortner Charles, a pioneer of Noble County, died at his home northeast of Albion in Jefferson Twp Sept. 21, 1908, aged 91 years, 1 month and 13 days. He was born in York County, Penn. Aug. 8, 1817. In 1828 he with his parents moved to Richland County, Ohio, now Morrow County. In 1839 he married Mary Swonger and they had 2 sons and one daughter. On March 23, 1843 his wife died, and in 1846 he married Mrs. Susannah Stevens. They had 4 sons and 7 daughters, 2 daughters dying in infancy. In 1853 they moved to the farm in Jefferson Twp on which he resided until his demise. In 1905 his wife died at the age of 81. He not only carried on his farm work but took many contracts of carpenter work, and many of the homes and barns in this county, especially in his home township, are lasting monuments of his skill and handiwork. Obsequies were held in Jefferson Union Church Sept. 23. Burial in the nearby cemetery. > 9-30-1908 ^ 9-24-1908
Bortner Elizabeth J, 77, (b. 3-1-1874 - d. 2-28-1953) died Saturday at the home of a cousin, Bright Bortner, with whom she resided many years. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Maytie Bortner and Mrs. Iva Boots of Tampa, Florida. Services Tuesday in Bonham and Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 3-5-1953
Bortner Emma Jane, 83, died March 31, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had attended Wawaka High School and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Ligonier. She was born Feb. 3, 1921 in rural Albion to Russell and Stella (Long) Becker. On Feb. 13, 1938 in Wawaka she married Maynard E. Bortner. He died Feb. 27, 1989. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Carolyn of Camden, Ohio, Larry and Melvin of Kendallville and Ronnie and Joan of Wolcottville; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Kathryn Becker of Sebring, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 4-1-2004
Bortner Eva M, daughter of Captain E. W. and Anna (Karr) Matthews, was born at Wolf Lake, Sept. 30, 1867. She died at her home in Albion, Dec. 10, 1935 at the age of 68 years 2 months and 10 days. She married Allen Bortner, Nov. 27, 1889. They had five children. One of the sons died in infancy. Those remaining are Mrs. Norman Becker, Rome City, Mrs. Glenn Bushong, Kendallville, Archie and Dewey Bortner of Albion; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. John Winebrenner , south of Albion. Also left to mourn are a brother, C. N., Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Banta, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Mrs. C. E. Weeks, Washington, D.C.; eleven grandchildren. Funeral from the Albion Church of the United Brethren in Christ, of which she was a member. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Bortner Garner Wise, about 69, of R. 1, Albion, died April 29, 1965 at his residence following a heart attack. He was born March 19, 1896 in Albion, the son of Larue and Bertha J. Bortner. He was an agent of the Texaco Oil Co. from 1928 to 1942, residing in Kendallville until he constructed the Green & White Cafe and Service Station at the junction of Roads 6 and 9, four miles north of Albion. On Nov. 29, 1926 he married Nina F. Hiser of Fort Wayne. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Waller of R. 1, Albion; and one son, Norman L., also of R. 1, Albion; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. E. R. Crabbs of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ralph Goss of Columbia City. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery. + 4-?-1965
Bortner George Dewey, 79, 226 W. Williams St., Fort Wayne, died Feb. 9 in St. Joseph Hospital. Born March 8, 1898 in Green Twp, he was the son of Charles and Eva (Matthews) Bortner. He owned a dairy in Albion for over 20 years and worked for Lyall Electric. He was retired. Survivors are the wife, Rita M.; one son, Donald L., Palatine, Ill.; one sister, Dora Becker, Albion; and two grandchildren. One sister, Mae Bushong, and one brother, Archie, preceded him in death. Services Monday in Mungovan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-?-1978
Bortner Geraldine died January 27, 2013 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born on April 19, 1926, in Albion, the daughter of Harry “Jay” and Gladys E. (Kline) Campbell. She searched records for the Noble County Abstract. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Deb Bortner of Columbia City, and her daughter, Melody Kay Bortner of Punta Gorda, Florida 2 grandsons and their wives, Mitchell and Dusty Bortner, Matthew and Amy Bortner; great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Kelsey, Bailea, Brianna, and Bella Bortner; her brother, Ray Campbell of California. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Howard Bortner in 1987, brother, Robert Campbell, and sisters, Eula McFarren and Cheryl Doehrman. Funeral, Jan. 30 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose HIll Cemetery. ^ 1-29-2013
Bortner Henry S was born May 8, 1841 in Morrow County, Ohio, and died at his home in Albion, Aug. 5, 1911, aged 70 years, 3 months and 7 days. His mother died when he was 18 months of age and he was left with relatives until able to care for himself. He came to Noble County in the spring of 1850 to do some farm work. In the fall of the same year he returned to central Ohio, his old home, and attended school until the following spring, after which at 10 years of age he employed himself to some cattle drovers and accompanied them to the southwest part of Missouri, Kansas and Texas. He assisted in driving overland 600 head of Texas cattle and sixty ponies to Philadelphia, Penn. In the War of the Rebellion he enlisted in the 87th Ohio Infantry. He shared in the hardships of the Potomac Army and was wounded in the battle of Antietam Sept. 12, 1862. After expiration of his enlistment he attended the Fort Wayne Methodist College and in the fall of 1864 commenced teaching in Jefferson Twp, Noble County. About midwinter he re-enlisted in one of the new regimental organizations, the 15th Ind. and remained in service until Aug. 30 1865. He then entered Oberlin College. In the fall of 1869 he was selected as principal of Albion Schools. In 1874 he married Nancy McKee, a teacher of Noble County. In 1876 he was appointed principal of the high school at Syracuse. On Jan. 14, 1878 their son, Bright, was born. In 1880 he was again selected principal of Albion Schools and remained one year. In 1883 he was elected county surveyor and held that position until 1890. He has made a specialty of civil engineering. He leaves the widow, one son, one full brother, Joseph, and one full sister, Mrs. Sarah Leslie; 4 half-brothers, Frank Allen, William and Tom Bortner; and 5 half-sisters, Mrs. Julia Epp, Mrs. William Stoops, Mrs. Susanne Skinner, Mrs. Martha Fisher and Miss Jane Bortner. Albion New Era 8-23-1911
Bortner Howard, 67, R. 4, Albion, died Sept. 30 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Albion Aug. 20, 1920, the son of Archie and Berniece (Neufer) Bortner. He married Geraldine Campbell. He was a retired salesman, WW II veteran and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Melody, Arcadia, Fla.; a son, Barry of Albion; a sister, Helen Stark, Auburn; a brother, Max, Albion; and two grandchildren. Services were Saturday at Trinity United Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 10-8-1987
Bortner Jacob was born in Troy Twp, Ohio, May 10, 1831; died at Jonas Bortner’s, his brother, on Jan. 18, 1892, aged 60 years 8 months and 8 days. Funeral at the Union Church on the 20th. Noble Co Democrat 1-27-1892
Bortner James Michael, 59, of Albion, died March 23, 2006 at his home. He had been employed at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville, Leatherman Brothers, Black's car dealership, Central Noble School Corp., and Albion American Legion Post 246. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 in Vietnam, receiving several medals. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion, American Legion Post 246, the 40&8, the VFW, Vietnam Veterans Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics and a former member of the Albion Fire Department. He was born May 24, 1946 in Kendallville to Max and Virginia (Getts) Bortner. Surviving are his mother in Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Diann and Kent Shultz; 3 brothers, Jack and John of Auburn and Jerry of Virginia; a special friend, Ilene Middleton. Services at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 246. ~ 4-6-2006
Bortner Jerry Lee, 60, of Stanardsville, Va., died March 21, 2008 at his home. He was the human resource manager at Badger Fire Protection. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of the American Legion and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. He was born March 11, 1948 in Kendallville to Virginia (Getts) and Max Joseph Bortner. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Debra Reid Bortner; 2 sons, Patrick of Albion and David of Ruckersville, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Jay Marker of Albion; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Eileen Bortner and John and Norma Bortner of Auburn; 4 grandchildren, Emma and Adam Marker, Destini and Diamond Bortner. He was preceded in death by a brother, James. Services Tuesday at Ryan Funeral Home, Ruckersville, Va. Burial, Westover United Methodist Church Cemetery. ^ 3-23-2008
Bortner John David, 9-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bortner of Albion died Dec. 15, 1967 in Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, following open heart surgery. Surviving are the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Bortner of Albion, and Mrs. and Mrs. Max McGuire of R. 4, Albion; a sister, Kimberly Kay; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bortner of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Getts of Grand St., Kendallville; and great-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollin McGuire of Albion. Services Sunday in Albion EUB Church. + 12-?-1967
Bortner Jonas, 73, died at his home in Jefferson Twp Sunday. He was an ex-soldier. ~ 8-29-1895
Bortner Joseph S, son of Charles and Margaret Bortner, was born in Morrow County, Ohio, March 19, 1844 and died May 19, 1916, aged 72 years and four months. He married Rachel Parks Feb. 3, 1870, who died Dec. 1, 1901. They had 6 children, Mrs. Emma Graham of Auburn, Ind., Mrs. Iva Botts of Fort Meade, Fla., Mrs. Mable Fulk of Albion, Ind., Misses Libbie and Maytie at home; and a son who died in infancy. He moved from Ohio to Noble County during the year of 1876, in which county he resided until the time of his death. He was elected trustee of Allen Twp three different times. Besides his daughter, he leaves five sisters, three brothers, four grandsons and two granddaughters. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church Sunday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 5-24-1916
Bortner Larue D, 52, died at his home in Fort Wayne Saturday. He was born at Albion Feb. 13, 1869 where he spent his early boyhood days. He married Bertha Halferty on March 30, 1892, and they had three children, who with the widow survive. Services at the family residence. + 8-?-1921
Bortner Lester, 60, shot himself through the head with a shotgun that had been placed between his knees while state and local officers shouted pleadings through the walls of his farm home a mile and a half southeast of McClure’s corners near the junction of U. S. Highway 6 and State Road 9 Saturday. Sheriff Roscoe Rimmel and State Detective Fred Morley went to the home after Bortner, reportedly mentally unbalanced, had threatened his wife and children with the gun. Funeral Monday in Sweet Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-?-1939
Bortner Luski J, wife of Allen Bortner, died at her home in Green Twp July 31, 1889 of consumption, aged 35 years 8 months and 29 days. Funeral at Union Church and burial in Sweet Cemetery. She was a daughter of Dr. William Clark, long a resident of Albion. She was the mother of 4 children, 2 of whom survive her. Noble Co Democrat 8-7-1889
Bortner Max J, 86, of Avilla, died April 8, 2004 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He had been a self-employed heavy equipment operator for more than 30 years and had worked for the Town of Albion for 5 years and for Porterfield Distribution. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion Masonic Lodge No. 97 and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. He was born Sept. 23, 1917 in Albion, the son of Archie and Bernice (Neufer) Bortner. On June 1, 1936 in Coldwater, Mich., he married Virginia Getts. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Jack and Eileen of Bowling Green, Ky., John and Norma of Albion, James of Albion, and Jerry and Debbi of Standardsville, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jack Stark of Auburn; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard. Services Monday at Trinity United Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 4-9-2004
Bortner Maynard E, 71, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Monday in Weslaco, Texas. He was born in Kendallville Jan. 23, 1918, the son of Lester and Rosa (Bauman) Bortner. On Feb. 13, 1938 in Kendallville he married Emma J. Becker. A farmer, he was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Edward of Ligonier, Larry of Kendallville, and Ronnie of Wolcottville; a sister, Ethel Ziebell of rural Wolcottville; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded him in death. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-24-1989
Bortner Maytie, about 77, (b. 11-24-1879) died Sept. 18, 1957 in the Kondas Nursing Home. She was a native of the Albion community. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Iva Potts of Tampa, Fla., and a number of nieces and nephews. Services Sept. 20 in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-?-1957
Bortner Nancy, 94, Albion’s oldest resident, died at her home June 14 from senility and complications. Nancy (McKee) Bortner, like her deceased husband, H. S. Bortner, in her younger life was a school teacher. Surviving is one son, Bright E., at home. Funeral at the home June 16. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Bortner Nina F, 77, R. 1, Albion, died Sunday in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born July 7, 1897 in Fort Wayne to William and Hattie (Summers) Hiser. She married Garner W. Bortner Nov. 29, 1916 in Fort Wayne. She lived in Kendallville from 1928 to 1942 where her husband was a Texaco agent. In 1942 they moved to Albion and managed the Green & White Restaurant at the junction of Ind. 6 and 9. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Her husband died April 29, 1965. Surviving are one son, Norman L., R. 1, Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McDevitt and Mrs. Esther Libenguth, Fort Wayne; one brother, David, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mary Jane Waller, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Bortner Norman LaRue, 70, of rural Albion, died Dec. 8, 1991 in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Fort Wayne Dec. 7, 1921, he was the son of G.W. and Nina Fern (Hiser) Bortner. On Dec. 23, 1944 in Kendallville he married Mary Velma Benske, who died Aug. 4, 1976. He, with his father, owned and operated the Green & White Restaurant at U.S. 6 and Ind. 9 from the 1940s until 1976. A mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, he was a U.S. Navy WW II veteran and was in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. He was a member of American Legion Post 86, VFW, and Rural Mail Carrier Association. Surviving are 2 daughters, Margo Hughes of Fort Wayne and Charms Mynhier of Ligonier; a son, Stephen of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A sister, Mary Jane Waller, preceded him in death. Services today in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-8-1991
Bortner Rachel (Parks) was born in Morrow County, Ohio March 4, 1852; died Dec. 1 in Noble County, age 49 years 8 months and 27 days. Was married to J. S. Bortner Feb. 3, 1870. They had 5 daughters, all living. Moved to Noble County in March 1876. Was a member of the Church of God. ^ 12-6-1901
Bortner Rita M, 85, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday in St. Anne Nursing Home. She was born in Merriam on June 15, 1908 to Moses and Agnes (Boudreau) Couture. Her husband, George Dewey, died in 1978. She had been employed by Wayne Knitting Mills and retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools as a matron. Surviving are a stepson; and a sister, Eva Warnament in Fort Wayne. Funeral Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-25-1994
Bortner Rosa, 91, R. 3, died last night at Garrett Hospital. She was born July 5, 1879 in Noble County to Christopher and Mary Katherine (Herner) Bauman and was married to Lester Bortner, who died in 1939. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and resided at the Lutheran Home since 1965. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Ziebell, R. 3, Wolcottville; one son, Maynard, R. 3; a sister, Mrs. Emma Klotz, Cree Lake; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Funeral Thursday in the Lutheran Home chapel. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-?-1971
Bortner Susanna (Mrs. Charles) died March 5, 1950 at her residence in Jefferson Twp, aged 81 years 6 months and 17 days. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Bortner her name was Mrs. Susanna (Olp) Stevens, widow of Abram Stevens. She was born in York County, Pa. and when 6 years old emigrated from that state with her parents. In 1854 she became a resident of Noble County where she has lived 51 years. Her husband survives her at the age of 88. She was the mother of 5 sons and 8 daughters, 2 of whom died 46 years ago. Nine are married. There are 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of God. The children are Frank, Allen, William and Thomas of Jefferson Twp, Mrs. John Epp of Albion, Mrs. Alvin Skinner and Mrs. W. H. Stoops of Toledo, Mrs. Fisher and Miss Jane Bortner at home. Three stepchildren are H. S. Bortner and Mrs. T. O. Leslie of Albion, and Joe Bortner of Allen Twp. Funeral at the Union Church. Burial, Union Cemetery. ^ 3-10-1905
Bortner Sylvia R, 97, an Albion resident since 1903, died Monday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in North Baltimore, Ohio on Sept. 3, 1894 to Joel and Catherine (Smoot) Mills. She was a retired employee of Kraft General Foods and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Albion. Surviving are a son, Donald of Palatine, Ill.; and 2 grandchildren. Four brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-?-1991
Bortner Velma, 60, R. 1, Albion, died today at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born July 24, 1916 in Kempton, Ill. to John and Elizabeth (Harder) Benske. She married Norman L. Bortner Dec. 23, 1944 in Kendallville. She had been a resident of this area since 1934 and worked part-time at the Green & White Café and the Anchor Inn, Rome City. She was a member of St. Gasper del Buffalo Church, the Rosary Sodality and past member of the Bachelors’ Career Girls of Wolcottville. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Margo) Wolf, New Haven, and Charms Bortner at home; one twin sister, Mrs. G. D. Nielsen, LaGrange; one brother, John D., Sanford, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Funeral Friday at St Gaspar del Buffalo Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Bortner Vicki Lynn, 4-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bortner, residing west of Kendallville on the Drake Road, R. R. 3, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been taken Sunday morning after becoming seriously ill. The father is an employee of the Kendallville Puritan Ice Cream Co. and the mother is the former Sandra Stabe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stabe of Avilla. The child, born February 6, 1957, in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett, had been ill several months and last February underwent surgery in Fort Wayne for a brain tumor. Surviving in addition to the parents and maternal grandparents are two brothers, Kevin and Ron at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Bortner of Kendallville; great-grandparents, Mrs. Rosa Bortner of Kendallville, Mrs. Fred Stabe of Avilla and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Becker of Wawaka, and a great-great-grandfather, Henry Becker of Albion. Services Wednesday in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-15-1961
Bortner Virginia E, 94, died January 18, 2012 at DeKalb Health Care Center. She was born on January 14, 1918, in Kendallville, the daughter of Clarence and Daisy (Brugh) Getts. She was a 1936 graduate of Kendallville High School, and on June 1, 1936 she married Max Bortner in Coldwater, Michigan. He died on April 8, 2004. She worked in the grocery industry for 15 years, worked in the Albion Town Clerk’s office for 5 years and retired from Noble County as a Deputy Clerk after 11 years of service. Mrs. Bortner was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion, and the Order of the Eastern star Prentiss Chapter #178. Surviving are 2 sons, Jack Bortner of Auburn, and John (Norma) Bortner of Auburn; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, James and Jerry Bortner; and two sisters, Hilda Schneider and Doris Wilson. Funeral Jan. 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 1-20-2012
Bortom Royal, 71, Fort Myers Beach, Fla., died Aug. 17 in Maple Community Hospital. He was born May 25, 1909 in Mentone, Ind. He was a former contractor in the Ligonier area and also did contract work after moving to Florida. On Dec. 22, 1934 he married Florence Cotheran. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Brenda Kipling, Bradenton, Fla.; one son, Tim, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; one sister, Ethel Haab, South Bend; and six grandchildren. Services Aug. 20 in Harvey Funeral Chapel, Fort Myers Beach, Fla. + 8-?-1980
Borton Hazel M, 81, of Ligonier, died today in Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Ligonier. She was born May 31, 1904 in Noble County to Spalden and Emma (Maggert) McMann. In 1942 in Bryan, Ohio, she married Charles A. Borton, who preceded her in death. She moved to Ligonier in 1974 from Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Private services Sunday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-14-1986
Bosler Sarah Jane, 79, born to Aaron and Suzanne (Miller) Sloffer in Noble County in 1863, died April 20 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Pepple, 3 miles northeast of Churubusco. She had spent the greater part of her life in Noble County. Rites at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren near the Pepple home. She is survived by 10 daughters and 3 sons. + 4-?-1943
Boss Charles died March 3 from lung fever. He served his country over 3 years in the late war and has ever been a sufferer from exposure on the fields. He leaves a wife and son. Funeral at Salem Chapel where the remains were interred. ^ 3-8-1889
Boss Eva B, about 67, of R. 1, Albion, died at her home Oct. 4, 1970. She was a lifetime resident of Elkhart Twp, born May 4, 1903 to Edward and Mary (King) Frick. She and Jesse Boss were married in Goshen Oct. 24, 1924. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Wawaka. Surviving are the husband; one son, James of LaGrange; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Jett of Wawaka, Mrs. Robert Fought of Topeka and Mrs. Laurel Kendall of Wawaka; and two grandchildren. Funeral Oct. 7 at Wawaka Church of the Brethren. + 10-?-1970
Boss Jesse N, 99, of rural Albion, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born June 2, 1898 in Elkhart Twp, Noble County, to John and Mary (White) Boss. On May 24, 1924 in Goshen he married Eva Frick. She died in 1970. He was a farmer and member of Farm Bureau Co-op. Surviving are a son, James of LaGrange; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-3-1997
Boss John, 83, township pioneer citizen, died June 11 at his home. Surviving are the widow, Mary; and three sons, Charles of Centreville, Mich., John of Elkhart, and Jesse of near Albion. + 6-?-1941
Boss Marjorie, 65, 17816 Park Ave., Lansing, Ill., died March 6 in the residence of Edward Reinert, Topeka. She was born March 8, 1915 in Hammond, Ind., a daughter of Paul and Blanche (Whitton) Reinert. Surviving are the husband, Nicholis; two sons, two daughters; a brother and three sisters. Funeral March 10 in Lansing, Ill. Burial, Oakridge Cemetery in Lansing. + 3-6-1981
Bost Florence E, 86, a resident of Lakeland Loving Care Center, Milford, died in early July after a long illness. A longtime resident of West Elizabeth, Penn., she moved to Cromwell several years ago. She was born Dec. 12, 1897 in Saltillo, Ohio. Her husband, Wesley, preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Knox, Syracuse; 1 granddaughter, 1 grandson , and 2 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Tuesday at Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1984
Bostwick Evelyn I, 91, died July 6, 2002 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was the owner of Quick Tanks in Kendallville for 52 years and a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. She was born Aug. 23, 1910 in Coleman, Mich. to John and Ella (Walker) McFarland. She married Robert E. Quick on June 26, 1937 in Angola. He died July 18, 1961. She married J. W. Bostwick on Sept. 15, 1972 in Defiance, Ohio, and he died June 28, 1988. Surviving are a son Tom Quick of Wolcottville; a daughter, Susan Childers of Stapleton, Neb.; a stepdaughter; 2 brothers, Don and William McFarland of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Murial Neeland of Spring Arbor, Mich.; and 2 grandchildren. A brother, John McFarland, preceded her in death. Private services today in Thomas Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-8-2002
Bostwick J Wallace, 75, of 1105 Hickory Hills Dr., Wakefield Village, Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., July 29, 1912, the son of John A. and Eva Catherine (Austin) Bostwick. On March 10, 1938 in St. Louis, Mo., he married Peg Sloan. She died July 22, 1970. On Sept. 15, 1972 in Defiance, Ohio, he married Evelyn Quick. He moved to Kendallville from Munster 38 years ago to accept the office of vice president of McCray Refrigerator Co. He retired from Quick Tanks in 1987 where he had been president since 1978. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a 50-year member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Paul E. (Linda) Brose of Defiance, Ohio, and Susan Childers of Stapleton, Neb.; a son, Thomas R. of Kendallville; a sister, Marty Evans of Mesa, Ariz.; and two grandchildren, Jon and Laura Brose of Defiance. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-28-1988
Bosworth Helen V Pippenger Rand, 82, of R. 1, Rome City, died Feb. 17 in South Bend Osteopathic Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1902 to William Kyle and Rosa N. (Simpson) Roath, she was a retired seamstress and manager of Skyline Motel in Dowagiac, Mich., and had lived in Elkhart for many years before moving to R. 1, Rome City six years ago. She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Eldo Bosworth; a daughter, Mrs. Charles F. (Willodean) Smith of rural Kendallville; three grandchildren, David D. Smith, Wolcottville, Mrs. Gary L (Dorla) Tucker of Albion, and Dale W. Smith of Ligonier; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two husbands, Archie G. Pippenger and John C. Rand; one brother; and two sisters preceded her in death. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-17-1985
Boszor - child of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Boszor died Wednesday. Funeral Friday at the house. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 10-21-1909
Boszor - son of Mr. and Mrs. Boszor one mile south of this city, died last Thursday, aged 5 months. Funeral at the school house at Lisbon last Friday. ^ 12-23-1880
Boszor - son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boszor of Lisbon, died Thursday, aged almost four months. Funeral from the residence Saturday. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 10-4-1906
Boszor Alda, about 58, wife of Ashley Boszor and a lifelong resident of Lisbon, died this morning from apoplexy. Her lifeless form was found in an out-house by her husband some time after death had occurred. She is survived by a husband; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Bennett of this city; 3 sons, Ray, Claude and Chester; 2 sisters, Mrs. George Fairbanks and Mrs. G. W. Boszor; and a brother, W. L. Baughman. Funeral will be held from the late residence Tuesday. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 12-16-1911 The daughter of Grafton and Amanda Baughman, she was born in Allen Twp October 10, 1853 and died December 16, 1911. She married Ashley S. Boszor June 10, 1873. They had five children. One child, Earl, died 31 years ago. The 4 living are Mrs. David Bennett of Kendallville, and Ray, Claud and Chester of Lisbon. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. A. J. Frost; 2 sisters, Mrs. George Fairbanks and Mrs. George Boszor; and one brother, W. L. Baughman. She lived her entire life in the vicinity of her birth. ^ 12-21-1911
Boszor Alice Elizabeth, 16-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Boszor of Lisbon, died at the family home Sunday after a long illness. She is survived by her parents; three sisters and four brothers, Elmer of Kendallville, Mrs. Hilda Schenher of Garrett, Mrs. Inez Davidson, Auburn, Florence, Robert and Earl at home, and Laurence of Miss. Funeral Tuesday at the home. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. + 3-?-1931
Boszor Archie J, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Boszor, died at the home of his parents one mile south of this city Friday. At noon he was in his usual good health, but about 1:30 p.m. complained of a pain in his head and went to bed and subsequently died. Funeral took place from the family home Sunday. He was born in Allen Twp, May 16, 1884 and died Sept. 19, 1902 from brain fever. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 9-26-1902
Boszor Ashley S, 82, veteran blacksmith and lifelong resident of Allen Twp, died at his home in Lisbon from heart trouble. He was born Nov. 24, 1850 on a farm between Lisbon and Kendallville, the son of Jacob and Margaret Boszor. When a young man he learned the blacksmith trade which he followed through the active years of his life. June 8, 1873 married Alda Baughman, who died in 1911. They had five children, 4 of whom survive. He learned and knew the blacksmith trade when the trade primarily meant shoeing horses and he watched the blacksmith’s shop routine change as the medium of travel gradually passed from horses through the advent of the automobile. He was a member of Kendallville Lodge No. 316 IOOF. Surviving are a daughter and 3 sons, Mrs. D. C. Bennett, Claude and Chester of this city, and Ray of Avilla; 2 brother, William of Chicago and George residing north of this city: 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday from the home. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. + 6-21-1933
Boszor Catherine L, 76, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Atlanta, Ga. to Edward and Nell (Adcock) Bagby. On May 21, 1945 in Kendallville she married Paul "Pete" Boszor. He died May 17, 1978. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Carolyn Hemrick and Tena Bodenhafer of Kendallville, and Sharon VanDyke of Aurora, Colo.; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Letha Boszor on Oct. 4, 1990; and a sister, Mildred Manning. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-12-1998
Boszor Charles M, 71, died yesterday while at work in the lumber yard at Flint & Walling. Funeral will be Friday from L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He had been a lifelong resident of the community, born in this city April 10, 1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Boszor. When a baby he was taken into the home of a Faux family in this city where he was reared to manhood. Because of this, he was known to many as Charles Faux. He had been an employee of Flint & Walling the past 50 years. Surviving are the widow; 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Florence Busang and Carl Boszor, this city, and Mrs. Bertha Blechley north of the city; one sister, Mrs. Ida Webster in Mo.; 3 stepdaughters and one stepson, Mrs. Harry Kane, near this city, Mrs. Calvin Leighty, this city, Mrs. Don Zern, Garrett, and William Schlueter, Flint, Mich. ^ 2-1-1934
Boszor Clinton T, 82, of 121 Sargent St., Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville April 7, 1897, the son of William and Della (Miller) Boszor. He married Pauline LaCroix, who died in 1956. He was a retired employee of Sinclair Oil Co. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Ethel Lisle of Goshen; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A son preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1980
Boszor Earl, 65, died Nov. 11 in Richton, Miss., where funeral services were held Nov. 14. He was the brother of Mrs. Florence Mitchell, Avilla. He was born in Noble County and left here in 1934. He was a son of Wallace and Harriett (Ihrie) Boszor. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Richton and was owner and manager of the Firestone Home Furnishings Store there. Other survivors are two sons, Thomas, Richton, and Earl Douglas, Miss.; two brothers, Laurence, Tex., and Robert, Montpelier, Ohio; two other sisters, Hilda Schenher, Elkhart, and Inez Davidson, Connersville. ~ 11-24-1977
Boszor Elizabeth C, 84, a lifetime resident of Avilla, died Monday at her home, 220 S. Main St. She was born October 25, 1881, the daughter of Albert and Sarah Ann Bollinger Weaver. In 1902, in Kendallville, she was married to Ray M. Boszor, who died December 25, 1950. Mr. Boszor was a business man here, operating the hardware until his death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norman Koons, who operated the Avilla Hardware, and Nevelyn, at home; a brother, Archie of Belleville, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Ernest, and a sister, Grace, preceded her in death. Funeral this afternoon at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-20-1966
Boszor Elmer, 76, a Kendallville native and brother of Mrs. Florence Mitchell of Avilla, died July 31 in Longview, Texas, where he had lived the past 25 years. A retired farmer and a member of the Mobberly Ave. Baptist Church, he was the son of Wallace and Harriet (Ihrie) Boszor. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Laura Belle Smith, New Haven; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Schenher, Elkhart, and Mrs. Inez Davidson, Connersville; three brothers, Larry K., Longview, Robert, Montpelier, Ohio, and Earl, Richton, Miss.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Friday in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel, Longview, Texas. Burial, Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview. ~ 8-7-1975
Boszor Evelyn M, 72, of Kendallville, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in East Chicago on May 16, 1921 to Jacob and Magdaline Shurman. She retired in 1981 after 20 years with Kraft Foods In Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Brady of Kendallville; 3 sons, Tim Boszor of Fort Wayne, Ken Boszor of Terre Haute and Jeff Boszor of Evansville; 2 sisters, Mary Cook and Ann Walsh of Hammond; a brother, Stanley Shurman of Hammond: 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Richard, Edward and Bernard Shurman, and a sister, Helen Meger, preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-23-1993
Boszor Genevieve J, 81, of The Lamplighter, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Bidwell, in Kendallville. Born in Chicago Feb. 29, 1908, she was the daughter of Michael and Jenny (O’Mally) Crowley. In July 1923 in Chicago, she married Carl Boszor, who died March 27, 1962. She was a receptionist at the Kendall Hotel. She had moved to Kendallville from Chicago 55 years ago and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Surviving are the daughter, "Betty" Bidwell; a son John of Rome City; a stepdaughter, Bernice Karas of Lyons, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-14-1989
Boszor Harry Earl was born in Brimfield, Ohio in 1881 and came to this vicinity in 1900 with his parents, Sylvester and Eldora Boszor. He was married to Stella Leighty June 5, 1903, and engaged in farming until his health failed. His widow is the only near relative surviving. Funeral at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home in Kendallville November 19. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ~ 11-25-1949
Boszor Helen, daughter of Wallace and Hattie Boszor, was born Aug. 17, 1897 and died at their home of brain fever Nov. 23, aged one year 3 months and 6 days. Funeral was conducted from the home of John Blackman, their nearest neighbor, on account of sickness in their home 2 miles southwest of Lisbon on Nov. 24. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 12-2-1898
Boszor Jacob, Noble County’s centenarian, died at his home south of this city Friday, aged 100 years 9 months and 16 days. He was born in Portage County, O., Dec. 28, 1809. There he married in 1832, Almena Hanes, one of the neighboring girls. They remained in Ohio until 1846 when they joined the flood of immigration which was setting toward the west and moved to Illinois. Arriving in that territory, they took up what they thought were temporary quarters with a man named Beams, expecting to build a cabin at once and begin their frontier life. But Mr. Boszor was taken ill before the new home was started and for nearly a year was too sick to do any work. Beginning to recover from his illness he thought he had experienced all he cared to of Illinois and came back east as far as Noble County, locating in Sparta Twp in 1847. The next year they moved across the county and took up their residence in Allen Twp on the farm where he has lived. Six children, Melinda, Martin, Joel, Henry, Lafayette, and one who died in infancy, were born to him and his wife. She died in May 1849, leaving him alone with a family of children in the wilderness. In August of that year he married Margaret Culver of Wolcottville, and after a wedded life of 54 years during which 6 more children - Ashley, Charles, Mary, George, Wellman and another who died when a baby - had come to the pioneer home, the second wife died in July 1903, aged nearly 84. Funeral at the homestead Monday. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 10-15-1910
Boszor John, an old citizen of Allen Twp, died on Monday and was buried at Lisbon Cemetery on Tuesday. ^ 6-27-1884
Boszor John Kenneth "Jack" or "Red", 65, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Friday in St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was a member of Kendallville Moose Lodge 1301, the VFW Fathers Auxiliary of Kendallville, the Mizpah Shrine, F&AM of Indiana and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Norma; 5 sons, Steve and Joseph of Rome City, Mike and John of Kendallville and James of Englewood, Colo.; 2 daughters, Jackie Newman of Wolcottville and Jill Yates of Rome City; 2 sisters, Betty Bidwell of Kendallville and Bernice Karas of Lyons, Ill.; and 16 grandchildren. Memorial services Thursday in St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. + 2-26-1993
Boszor Laurence, 77, died April 4 in Longview, Texas, where he had lived 40 years. He was born May 17, 1903 in Noble County, the son of Wallace and Harriet (Ihrie) Boszor. He had been a pipe fitter, foreman and inspector for Acme Automatic Sprinkling Company before becoming a salesman for the wholesale plumbing department of Koehler Plumbing Supply in Longview. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Carrybelle; a son, Richard; three grandchildren; a brother, Robert, Montpelier, Ohio; three sisters, Florence Mitchell, Avilla, Mrs. Hilda Schenher, Elkhart, and Inez Davidson, Connersville. Services were April 6. ~ 4-9-1981
Boszor Letha, 50, of Kendallville, died Monday of injuries received in an auto accident near Avilla. A skull fracture and other injuries were suffered when the car driven by her husband, Claude, 50, collided with an auto driven by Carl Engle on State Road 3, a mile and a half south of Avilla. Surviving are her husband; a son, Paul; two daughters; one sister; and one brother. Last rites Wednesday at the Evangelical Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Boszor Letha Ann, 43, of Kendallville, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Kendallville May 27, 1947, the daughter of Paul Leslie and Catherine L (Bagby) Boszor. Her father died in May 1978. She had worked at the Noble County Training Center more than 20 years. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are her mother; 3 sisters, Sharon VanDyke of Aurora, Colo., Caroline Hemrick and Tena Bodenhafer of Kendallville. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-4-1990
Boszor Lydia J, daughter of John and Sarah Leighty, was born in Wayne County, Ohio Dec. 12, 1854, and died March 4, aged 51 years 2 months and 22 days. She was married July 29, 1874 to Dennis Boszor. She was the youngest daughter of 12 children. The father, mother, 8 brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She came with her father and family to Noble County in 1867 where she lived until her death. Funeral was at the residence March 7. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 3-16-1906
Boszor Margaret (Culver) was born in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Penn. Sept. 1, 1819; died at the family residence one mile south of Kendallville July 4, 1903. She was married to Jacob Boszor Aug. 21, 1849. They had 5 sons and one daughter. One son died in infancy. The remaining children are Ashley, Charles, Mary, George and William, all of whom reside in this vicinity. Mr. Boszor had 3 sons by a former marriage who formed a part of the family. They were Joel, Lafayette and Henry; the 2 former are now deceased and the latter resides at the family home. She united with the German Baptist Church at the age of 11. She was buried in the family burial place in Lisbon Cemetery on July 6. ^ 7-10-1903
Boszor Marquis D Lafayette was born in Brimfield, Portage County, Ohio Sept. 25, 1840; died June 22, aged 58 years 8 months and 27 days. He married Rheuamah Snyder Dec. 10, 1865. They had 7 children of whom 5 are living, one son and 4 daughters. He also leaves his wife, his parents, 5 brothers, one sister and 8 grandchildren. He enlisted in the army at the age of 21 and served until the close of the war. He was a member of Nelson Post No. 69, G.A.R. Funeral at Lisbon on June 24. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 6-30-1899
Boszor Norma Rose, 77, died February 19, 2002 at a relative's home on Skinner Lake. She was employed for 10 years in the housekeeping department of Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville, the American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary, the Kendallville Eagles and the Noble County Chapter 122 of the Eastern Star. She was a 1942 graduate of Elkhart High School. She was born on August 4, 1924 in Elkhart. She married John "Red" Boszor on October 17, 1953 in Goshen and he died on February 26, 1993. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Roger Newman of Wolcottville, and Jill and Mark Wentworth of Wawaka, and five sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Steve and Bridgette Boszor and Jim Boszor of Rome City, Mike and Sue Boszor of Kendallville, John and Wendy Boszor of Albion and Joe Boszor of Rome City; 2 sisters and one brother-in-law, Sharon and Larry Hammel and Sue Kurtz of Kendallville; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Donna Kurtz of Avilla, Lynn and Shirley Kurtz of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Terry and Marilyn Kurtz of Wolcottville; 15 grandchildren and one grandchild. Services Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville. Burial at a later date. ^ 2-20-2002
Boszor Paul L, 60, 510 N. Summit St., died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Noble County Jan. 30, 1918, he was the son of Claude and Letha (Yergin) Boszor. He married Catherine Bagby May 21, 1945 in Kendallville. He was a lifetime resident of Kendallville and had been a route supervisor for Puritan Ice Cream Co. for 31 years. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of Faith United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 86, Kendallville, and the National and Indiana Associations for Retarded Children. Survivors include the wife; four daughters, Letha Ann Boszor, Mrs. Neal (Caroline) Richey, and Mrs. Mike (Tena) Bodenhafer, Kendallville, and Mrs. Roger (Sharon) VanDyke, Aurelia, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Phillips, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Betty Jones, Garrett; and five grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1978
Boszor Ray M, 68, who had been in the hardware, plumbing and electrical business here for a number of years, died Monday in McCray Hospital of injuries suffered last Tuesday in a fall from a ladder while doing electrical wiring at Albion. Surviving are the wife, Elizabeth, two daughters, Miss Nevelyn Boszor at home, and Mrs. Alberta Koons, near Avilla; two brothers, Claude M. and Chester Boszor, Kendallville, and a sister, Mrs. David Bennett, also of Kendallville. The body was returned here to the McKee & Clark Funeral Home, where services will be today. Burial, Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville. ~ 12-28-1950
Boszor Robert J, 98, formerly of Montpelier, Ohio and most recently of Erie, Mich., died April 29, 2000 in Darlington House Nursing Center, Toledo, Ohio. He was born January 9, 1902 in Lisbon, Ind., to George Wallace and Harriet Irene (Ihrie) Boszor. He married Ethel L. Middleton, who died February 11, 1983. A resident of Montpelier for more than 50 years, he had been employed as a professional welder and supervisor with the former Montpelier Mfg Co., which later became a division of the White Motor Co. Following a fire that destroyed the White Motor Co. complex, he was employed with Beam-Stream Inc. of Montpelier for several years before retiring in 1972 as a supervisor. He also owned and operated an 80-acre farm west of Montpelier. An avid woodworker, he had crafted many clock cases and other articles of furniture. He was a member of Williams County Senior Center in Montpelier. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel and Penny Boszor of West Palm Beach, Fla., and James and Carol Boszor of Canton, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Aaron Hudson of Erie, Mich.; 5 grandchildren, James Jr., Timothy, Karen, and Daniel Boszor and Laura Hudson; a great-grandson, Andrew James Boszor; and a sister, Florence Mitchell of Avilla. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 5 sisters. Services in Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier, Ohio. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier. ~ 5-4-2000
Boszor Zita M, 80, was the widow of Claud Boszor and a resident of Sacred Heart Home. She died Nov. 4 in McCray Hospital. She was born May 16, 1897 in Avilla and is survived by three sisters, Sr. Agnes Cecile, Sr. Mariam Augusta and Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Walsh, of South Bend; three brothers, Francis Teders, Belleview, Fla., Mike Teders, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Robert Teders, Kendallville. Funeral mass Nov. 7 in Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-10-1977
Botchuck Bessie, 86, died Sunday at Paul Stevens Nursing Home near Niles, Mich. She was born Aug. 23, 1894 in Rome City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shroyer. On April 19, 1919 in Albion, she married Frank Botchuck, who preceded her in death. She was a retired employee of Boris Smolers in Elkhart and was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are two sons, Charles of Union, Mich., and Ramon of R. 3, Topeka; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Thelma) Snyder of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three brothers, Charles of R. 3, Topeka, Walter of Ligonier, and Glenn of St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 12-?-1980
Botchuck Clara M, 90, a resident of the Lutheran Home, died Monday at McCray Hospital. Born in Noble County May 23, 1894, she was the daughter of Andrew and Rosena (Leins) Schurr. On Dec. 8, 1926 in Auburn, she married Amos A. Botchuck. She resided in Kendallville the past 50 years, moving from Wolcottville. She was active in Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville, and the Kendallville Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Jeanne Barker, Kendallville; a son, Dean of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandchildren, Betty Jean Cornwell of Kendallville, and Ronald J. Barker of South Bend; and one great-grandchild. A sister and seven brothers preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 12-31-1984
Bothwell Frank P, about 88, Ligonier was found dead in his bed July 27, 1944 by his daughter, Helen, who was visiting him. He was born in Sparta Twp, a son of the earliest residents of that portion of the county. He entered the study of law at Ligonier in 1875 and in 1878 entered into a law partnership with the late attorney D. W. Green. Later, in 1892, he was elected county clerk, and served two terms, after which he entered the practice alone, but later formed a partnership with the late Chester Vanderford. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. E. White and Helen Bothwell, both Indianapolis. + 7-?-1944
Botteron James A, 66, of Kendallville, died December 4, 2005 in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital. He had worked in maintenance as a mechanic at Slater Steel in Fort Wayne from 1958 to 2002. He had lived in the Kendallville area since 1976 and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He was born October 17, 1939 in Harlan to Robert Botteron and Vivian (Schlatter) Louden. He married Mary Lou Bubb on July 17, 1971. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Jodie Botteron of Verona, WI, and Mike and Pauletta Botteron of Rome City; 5 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Polly Krotzer and Andrea Botteron of Kendallville, Lori and Myles Bentley of Hudson, Lisa and Jim Wilson of Grand Haven, MI, and Adrienne Botteron of Avilla; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert "Butch" and Barb Botteron of Grabill; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Shirley Schmidt of Fort Wayne and Sally and Greg Lake of Woodburn; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy; a sister, Catherine Smith; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. Services at St. John Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-15-2005
Bottjer Heidi E, nearly 2-months old, daughter of Craig and Pamela (Mapes) Bottjer, R. 2, Kendallville, was dead on arrival Thursday at McCray Hospital. She was born March 9, 1988 in Kendallville. Surviving are her parents; grandparents, Rev. James and Carolyn Mapes of Sikeston, Mo., Mrs. John (Joanne) Galloway of Kendallville, and Henry Bottjer of Hackettstown, N.J.; great-grandparents, Ruth Mapes and Fred and Josephine Sleeper, Kendallville, and Meta Bottjer of Hackettstown. Graveside services Saturday in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-5-1988
Bottomley Peter R, 72, of Kendallville died  October 18, 2011, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 10, 1939 to  W.R. and Lucy C. (Copeland) Bottomley. He graduated from Pawtucket West High School in Rhode Island in 1957 and Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, in 1966. He completed his Master’s of Music Education in 1969 from St. Francis University, Fort Wayne. He married Janet E. Deitrick on June 17, 1961, in New Bavaria, Ohio. Pete began his music teaching career at Hicksville High School in Hicksville, Ohio, in 1964. He taught at Hicksville for four years and then began music instruction at East Noble High School in 1967. He was the Director of Bands at East Noble until he retired in 1999. He also was the Orchestra Director for East Noble Theatre and conducted many memorable productions over the span of more than three decades. He remained very active in the world of music education after his retirement and continued teaching part-time at Holy Cross Lutheran Middle School in Fort Wayne for about two years. He was also an ‘‘instrument fitter’’ for beginners in band. He worked at the Quinlan and Fabish Music Company in Fort Wayne for several years making sure that instruments fit youngsters properly. He was a two-time Past President of the Indiana Bandmasters Association from 1985-87; he served on the State of Indiana School Music Association board of directors from 1994-97; he was a member of Phi Beta Mu Music Fraternity, Gamma Chapter; he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parrish in Kendallville where, in the past, he played the organ for mass. Survivors include his wife, Janet Bottomley of Kendallville; two sons, Rusty and Dana Bottomley of Center Point, Indiana, and Doug Bottomley of Kendallville; a daughter, Kim and Mark Harris of Brownsburg, Indiana; 2 grandchildren, Kansas Bottomley and her sisters, Chelsea and Ashley Certain, and Addison Bottomley; two sisters, Linda Parsons of Rhode Island and Sarah Brooks of New Hampshire. He was preceded in death by his only brother, William Bottomley. Mass of Christian Burial Oct. 22 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2011
Botts Annetta, 80, died last Tuesday of complications. Surviving are four sons, John of Monon, Lincoln of Gary, Minor of Huntertown, and Bryan at home; and three daughters, Mrs. Anna Stout of Upland, Mrs. Cora Blake of Gary, and Mrs. Theresa Demerest of Calif. Private services at the residence in LaOtto Saturday. Burial, Huntertown Union Cemetery. + 6-?-1942
Botts Maxine, 53, R. 1, Ligonier, was found dead Friday at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1918, the daughter of Hollis and Grace Blue in LaGrange County and had lived in the area all her life. She married Thomas Botts on May 2, 1918 in the United Church of Christ, Millersburg. Surviving are her husband; a son, James Mouquette, Muncie; her mother, Mrs. Grace Jorg, Ligonier; and one grandchild. Funeral Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1972
Botts Ora, 86, Ligonier, died Friday at the Luckey Nursing Home, Wolf Lake. He was born Oct. 31, 1882 in Jay County, Ind., the son of Zenia and Lydia (James) Botts. On Oct. 31, 1910 he was married in Millersburg to Elva B. Gary, who died in 1955. Retired, he was a member of the United Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Richard G., Ligonier, Thomas, rural Ligonier, and Harry, Goshen; five grandchildren; one brother, Jess, Millersburg; and one sister, Mrs. Earl Holtzinger, Goshen. Services Monday from Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Brown Cemetery. + 5-?-1969
Botts Richard G, 64, 205 Second St., died Sunday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. He had resided in Ligonier 33 years after moving from Millersburg. A retired employee of the Goshen Rubber Co., he was a member of the Ligonier Elks and United Methodist Church. He was born Nov. 19, 1912 in Millersburg to Ora and Elva (Gary) Botts. On Feb. 15, 1935, he married Helen Scrannage in Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Barbara) Lawrence, Fort Wayne; a son, Gary L, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Tom, Ligonier, and Harry, Goshen; and four grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, New Paris. + 1-23-1977
Botts Thomas J, 68, of 1000 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, died Saturday at his residence. Born Jan. 13, 1918 in Millersburg, he was the son of Ora and Elva (Gary) Botts. On May 2, 1948 in Elkhart County, he married Maxine Blue, who died in 1972. A lifetime Ligonier resident, he was the former owner-operator of Ligonier Liquor Store. The WW II Army veteran was a member of Zion Church of Christ in Millersburg, DAV at Goshen, VFW and American Legion and Ligonier Elks Lodge. Surviving are a stepson, James A. Mouquette of Muncie; a brother, Harry of Millersburg; and two grandchildren. One brother, Richard, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-9-1986
Boughey A C, 29, a son of Benjamin Boughey of this city, died near Bellefontaine, Ohio July 5 of consumption. The funeral was on Wednesday at Union Church in Jefferson Twp. He leaves a wife and one child. ^ 7-10-1885
Boughey Benjamin, for many years a resident of this vicinity, died at his home in Fernwood, a suburb of Traverse City, Mich. on May 22, aged 73 years 7 months and 8 days. He was born at Vermillion, Erie County, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1828, where he resided until after his father’s death. He moved from here to Traverse City in 1891, where he continued to reside. He was married twice, the first time in 1854 to Miss Maria Gwynn, who died in 1865. They had five children and 3 are still living. On Dec. 25, 1867 he married Miss Mary Smith, who is now his widow. They had 7 children, 4 of whom are living. All reside at Traverse City except J. E. who resides on the old farm in Jefferson Twp, and Frank who lives at Fouch, Mich. The others are Quincy E., Fred P., Herbert F., Leonard N. and Sarah R. One brother and 4 sisters survive, Edward Boughey, Mrs. Nancy Demmon and Mrs. Mary Crofoot of this county, Mrs. Caroline Butterfield of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Elizabeth Wheelock of Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral and interment was at Traverse City. ^ 5-30-1902
Boughey Elizabeth A (Rogers) was born in the township of Stanley, Huron County, Canada, March 18, 1865. At an early age her parents moved to northern Mich. where she resided until 1884. Here she married J. Elmer Boughey. They moved to Kendallville where they resided until 1891. Since then they have lived on their farm in Jefferson Twp near Kendallville where she died April 29, aged 42 years 2 months and 11 days. She was a member of Kendallville Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband and 4 children, Mrs. Roy Riddle, Iva, Edith and Earl. ^ 5-23-1907
Boughey Geraldine M, 101, died March 14, 2001 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was a seamstress at Trenton Garment Co. for 13 years and delivered newspapers in Kendallville with her son, Gene, for over 20 years. She was a member of Kendallville Church of Christ. She was born Feb. 17, 1900 to Clyde and Grace (Gaines) Forbes. In 1918 she married Lester Wert, who preceded her in death. In LaPorte on Dec. 19, 1945 she married Robert Earl Boughey, who died in 1982. Two brothers, Leonard and Keith Forbes, also preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Donald Zeedyk, and a son, Eugene Wert of Kendallville; a brother, Max Forbes of Kendallville; 2 granddaughters, Sandra Showen and Susan Walsh; and 2 great-grandchildren, Donald and Nancy Showen. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 3-18-2001
Boughey Quincey E, son of the late Benjamin Boughey, was born in Jefferson Twp, Aug. 17, 1861, and died from typhoid fever at his home in Traverse City, Mich. on March 13, 1904. He was married to Jennie Armstrong of Traverse City Nov. 28, 1894, who with 2 sons, Quincey E. 8, and Stoepel G. 6, are left to mourn. Also left are his mother Mary; a sister, Sadie; and 5 brothers, J. E. of Jefferson Twp, B. F. of Fouch, Mich., Fred P., Herbert F. and Leonard of Traverse City. He was a member of the Masonic Order, the Knights of Pythias and the Michigan Knights of the Grip. Funeral at Traverse City. ^ 3-25-1904
Boughey Robert E, 88, of 218 ½ S. Main St, died Thursday in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 24, 1894 in Noble County to John and Eliza (Rogers) Boughey. On Dec. 19, 1945 he married Geraldine Wert. A WW I veteran, he was a graduate of the Chicago College of Naprapathy and had an office in Kendallville for many years. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Zeedyk; and a stepson, Eugene Wert, both Kendallville; a sister, Edith Hoffman of Albion; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 10-28-1982
Boulton Robert S, 20, formerly of Ligonier, died Wednesday in the University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, Ala., from injuries received in an automobile accident May 2. Born Feb. 25, 1958 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of Robert and Korean (Sensibaugh) Boulton. He had lived at Cullman, Ala., the past three months, moving from Ligonier. He was employed by the Golden Rod Poultry Co. Surviving are his parents; two sisters, Louise Boulton, Kimmell, and Mrs. Joyce Heldrith, Cromwell; a grandmother, Mrs. Grace Sensibaugh, Ligonier. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Harrison Center Cemetery, Mentone. + 5-?-1978
Boulton Rosetta died at her home in Chicago on Feb. 11. She was the daughter of Samuel Yarian, who was one of the pioneers of this county, living west of LaOtto. He was drafted in the Civil War and died from sickness contracted from exposure during his service in the army, leaving Rosetta fatherless in her infancy. After growing to womanhood, she moved to Chicago, where she was later married to William Boulton, who is employed as a contractor in brick laying. She leaves the husband, two children, Florence and Frank. Those from here who went to attend the funeral were Moses Yarian and daughter Fredonna, and Arthur Yarian of near Churubusco. ~ 2-16-1916
Bourie Clair E died in Brownsville, Tex. She was born in Miami County to Marion and Margaret (Weaver) Hatton. She married Edward Bourie. He died March 16, 1955. She was formerly a resident of Ligonier, and her husband operated the Bourie Insurance Agency there. She had spent the last 14 years in Brownsville. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Francis Leffel, Columbia City, and two nieces. Graveside services Friday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-27-1976
Bourie David P, 76, died Sunday at the residence of his son-in-law, John Biddle, Ligonier. The cause of death was due to a runaway accident he met with on May 5. He was thrown from his buggy and received serious injuries, which at his advanced age were too much for his system to overcome. He was perfectly conscious up to a few minutes before his death, and about half an hour before he expired, he remarked to his attendants, "Now Ma (meaning his lately deceased wife to whom he was devotedly attached) has come after me, I must go." He was born in Detroit, Mich. Sept. 1, 1813. He moved with his parents to Fort Wayne when about two years old, and with an older brother came to Noble County when about 14 years of age, and commenced trading with Indians. He went into business on his own account when only 18 years of age and built the first store in Noble County. It was situated three miles east of Ligonier on the Elkhart River. Here he continued in business for many years. He was married in 1837 to Miss Teressa Driver, who, until the time of her death a few months ago, remained his lifelong companion. They were the parents of thirteen children, only four of whom survive, viz: Mrs. John Biddle of Ligonier, Mrs. John B. Hoff of Angola, and William and Wesley of Ligonier. At the time of his death, it is believed that he was the oldest settler in Noble County. His father and mother were French-Canadians, born at Montreal, Canada. His father was a silversmith and was doing business in Detroit during the War of 1812 when the British and their Indian allies partially burned the town and plundered the inhabitants. His father suffered among the rest, and much of his property was stolen and destroyed, among the articles stolen from him by the Indians being several articles of silverware, cups, spoons, etc. Several years after Dr. Bourie had moved to this county, he recovered many of these articles from the Indians who were then roaming around here, being enabled to identify them by his father’s initials which were engraved upon them, and some of these silver articles are now in the possession of his daughter, Mrs. John Biddle of Ligonier. He was a resident of this county for over fifty years and one of its most widely known and respected citizens. From his intimate business relations with the Indians he gleaned a good knowledge of their peculiar method of treating disease and adopted their style of practice by roots and herbs, and for thirty years pursued it with eminent success. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. L. P. Perry who lives at Fort Wayne. Funeral took place Monday from the Christian Church. + 1889 ? ^ 4-17-1889
Bourie Margaret Rosetta, 82, died Dec. 21 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce Schutt, Ligonier. She was a member of Ligonier Methodist Church. Surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Floyd Cooper of South Bend; and a son, Edward of Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1943
Bourie Teressa (Driver) died at her home in Ligonier Jan. 4, 1889. She was the wife of Dr. D. P. Bourie, aged 68 years 8 months and 22 days. She was born April 20, 1820 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, near Piqua. Her family moved to Defiance, Williams County, Ohio, afterward to Fort Wayne, and finally in Oct. 1833 they moved to what is now Noble County, but at that time, with the territory now forming LaGrange County, was called Magoconouck, an Indian word signifying "Big Squaw." The family located about four and a half miles east of Wolf Lake, at a place known as "Gulliver’s Defeat" and so-called because a mail carrier named Gulliver, whose route was from Fort Wayne to Chicago and traveled on horseback, was attacked by the Indians at this point and lost his horse. Although he escaped with his life and delivered his mail all right, his victory, in some way, was construed into a defeat. In October 1836, Noble County was organized and the county seat located at a place called Sparta, situated on the Fort Wayne and Goshen Road about four miles southeast of Ligonier, and it was there that Dr. Bourie procured his marriage license on March 1, 1837 from Mr. Wesley White, who at that time was clerk of the court. The marriage took place at her father’s residence, the ceremony being performed by Mr. Knowles, a justice of the peace. Dr. Bourie at this time kept a store at a point just below the forks of the Elkhart River, two and a half miles east of Ligonier. About one mile east of there, John Knight, a local Methodist preacher, kept a "tavern", and at his house the infare or wedding festivities were held. There were seventy-five couples present, and the entertainment comprised everything that was good to eat and drink and that at that day was obtainable. After the feasting came the dancing, which was continued without intermission until daylight dispersed the merrymakers. The venerable Mr. Gideon Schlotterback furnished the music for the party, he being at the time the best performer on the violin in this part of the county, and it is worthy of note that he is still hale and hearty and only a couple of weeks ago was one of the nimblest dancers at the Old Settlers’ Ball. Dr. Bourie and his wife then settled down to business, and for half a century continued to live at the location above mentioned. About fourteen years ago they moved to Ligonier. They had four boys and ten girls. One of the boys, William, keeps a grocery store in Ligonier; the other one, Wesley, is a clerk for Messrs. Sheets & Wertheimer. Of the daughters, one, Addie, is married to Mr. John Biddle, a stonemason; the other one, Della, the youngest, is the wife of Mr. John B. Hoff, photographer now residing in Angola. Heavy, Dr. Bourie says, was the loss of the ten children he buried, "it was but a drop in the bucket" as compared with the great affliction he has now met with in losing his spouse. Funeral took place Sunday from the Christian Church. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + 1-4-1889
Bourne Ralph E, 71, 5817 Arbor Ave., died today at his residence. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, May 27, 1906, he was the son of Roscoe and Elizabeth (Prechtel) Bourne. He married Thelma Zonker Dec. 16, 1930. He had been a Fort Wayne resident the past 10 years, coming from Kendallville where he had lived 29 years. He retired from International Harvester in 1969 following 24 years of service. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the Kendallville Masonic Lodge No. 267. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. John (Jeanette) Bissontz, New Haven, and two grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Home for Funerals, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 1-?-1978
Bouse George F, former Noble County assessor and resident of Washington Twp, died Sept. 4 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Trumbull of Butler. A Republican, he was elected assessor of Noble County in 1922 and served three consecutive four-year terms in office. Prior to entering the assessor’s office at Albion, he engaged in farming in Washington Twp. Funeral last Friday at Cromwell. Burial, Salem Cemetery, Washington Twp. + 9-?-1940
Bouse Michael, Washington Twp, died suddenly, June 6, at his home from paralysis, as we understand it. + 6-6-1894
Bousman Delma L, 72, of R. 1, Thomaston, Ct., died Tuesday at her residence. She was born Aug. 8, 1907 in Oneonta, Ala., and on Feb. 17, 1924 in St. Clair, Ala., married John H. Peterson, who died in 1942. She then married John Bousman in October 1956 in Columbia City. He died in 1982. Formerly of Bear Lake and Upper Long Lake near Albion, she was a former restaurant owner. She attended Bear Lake Church of God. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Flanagan, Thomaston, Ct.; two sons, James H. Peterson of Attalla, Ala., and Charles E. Peterson of Albion; three sisters, Thelma Owens of Texas, Mary Owens of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Ethel Thompson of Attalla; a brother, Dink Lowe of Bessemer, Ala.; and 23 grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 1-20-1987
Bousman John E was born April 3, 1900 and died Nov. 6, 1982. Services were at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Nov. 9, 1982. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-6-1982
Bovlick Glen H, 73, 515 N. Fair St., Kendallville, died Saturday at Kendallville Nursing Home. He was a retired railroad section hand. He was born in DeKalb County April 24, 1905 and had lived for 20 years at his Kendallville address. He was married to Goldie Bowd in 1936. She preceded him in death. A sister, Anna, Angola, survives. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Funeral Tuesday in Johnson Funeral Home, Butler. + 8-?-1978
Bowen Abarintha (Grate) was born in Portage County, Ohio, Feb 14, 1838 and was at the time of her death 58 years, 7 months and 6 days of age. At the age of 8 years she came with her parents to Indiana and for many years was a resident of this state in the vicinity of Kendallville. She was married in 1856 to Ira W. Bowen, whom she now leaves to travel life's pathway alone. She was a member of the M.E. Church. She leaves a husband, 2 sons, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Kendallville Standard 9-25-1896 Contributed by Judy Richter
Bowen Bruce Jay, 50, of Kendallville, died Sept. 20, 2005 at his home. He had been employed the past 6 years at Atwood Mobile Products in LaGrange. He was born Oct. 20, 1954 in Great Lakes, Ill. to Ronald and Jennielee (Wilber) Bowen. His father died in 1998. Surviving are his mother in Kendallville; 2 daughters, Jessica Bowen of Sturgis, Mich., and Angela Bowen of Hickory Corners, Mich.; 2 brothers and their spouses, Gordon and Joyce Bowen of Kendallville and Rodney and Deb Bowen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and 2 sisters, Sue Bowen and Kathy (Mrs. Curtis) Alleshouse of Kendallville. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-21-2005
Bowen Edna, about 70, died Tuesday at her home in Britton, Mich. Surviving are the husband, William L. of Britton; two daughters, Ruth at home, and Mrs. Curtis M. Brown of Tecumseh, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Robinson of Ligonier, and Mrs. Guy Favinger of Tunker, near South Whitley. The Bowens were residents of Lake Papakeechie for several years. Funeral this afternoon at Britton with burial in Tecumseh, Mich. + 3-15-1949
Bowen Elizabeth died at the residence of her son-in-law in Albion Aug. 26, 1882, age 68 years, 6 months, 11 days. She was the widow of the late William E. Bowen and mother of Rev. O. W. Bowen. The family consisted of 5 sons and 4 daughters, 4 of whom preceded her in death. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. > 8-?-1882
Bowen Emma Martha, 74, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Goldie Correll, south of Cromwell. Death was due to carcinoma. Surviving also are one grandson and a sister. Funeral this afternoon at Stony Point United Brethren Church. Burial, Stony Point Cemetery. + 10-?-1945
Bowen Fred, 38, of 209 W. Union St., Ligonier, lost his life here last night but saved Everett Calbeck from electrocution. He was watching Calbeck pick apricots from a tree in his father’s yard next door. About 8:30 while Calbeck was shifting an aluminum extension ladder into another section of the tree, the metal touched wires carrying 2,200 volts. Calbeck was frozen to the rungs of the ladder and Bowen, realizing the danger, rushed up and knocked him loose. As he approached the ladder, Bowen stepped into water and mud, and the heavy voltage also passed through his body. Both men fell to the ground immediately. Calbeck was quickly revived. Bowen was born in Ligonier, the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Bowen. He was educated in the Ligonier public schools and graduated from Ligonier High School. With his father he had been in the electrical contracting business here for several years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Martha and Anita; one brother, Errington of Lebanon, O., and his parents of this city. Funeral Friday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. + 7-?-1948
Bowen Freedom C, 58, former resident near Albion and resident of Kendallville for a number of years, later moving to South Bend, died Saturday at Epworth Hospital. He had swallowed poison, says the South Bend Tribune. He was born in Noble County, Ind. Sept. 18, 1881 and came to South Bend 20 years ago from Albion where he was married in January 1910 to Myrtle Grooms. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Murphy of Albion, and Mrs. Edmund Nagle of South Bend; two sons, W. H. and T. H., both Kendallville; and a sister, Mrs. Tarrington Swartz of Auburn. Funeral Monday in Forrest G. Hay Chapel. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 7-?-1940
Bowen George W, only son of M. M. and M. A. Bowen, aged 7 years, 2 months and 19 days, died May 16. ^ 5-26-1881
Bowen Greg, 54, of Avilla, died July 17, 2009 at his home. He was born in Topeka, Kansas on Dec. 23, 1954 to Forest and Patsy (Reason) Bowen. He graduated from Rolling Meadows High School in 1973 and attended tech school in Louisville, KY, earning a degree in electronics. He married Tina Hall on March 1, 1981 in Oak Lawn, Ill. He was employed for more than 30 years with IBM as a systems assurance specialist. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Nathaniel and Sarah Bowen Jonathan and Jacob Bowen, all of Avilla; a grandson, Grant Bowen; his parents of Fort Wayne; and a brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Maria Bowen, Anderson. Services July 21, 2009 at St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-19-2009
Bowen Ina, 74, died May 5, 1962 at her Lake Wawasee home. Daughter of the late Ira and Sarah Schlotterback of Ligonier, she is survived by her husband, Otis G.; a son, Errington, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Thomas E., Albion, and Willis S., Ligonier. Services Monday at Ligonier Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-3-1962
Bowen Jennie M, aged 96 years, 8 months and 9 days, died March 9, 1964. She was born July 1, 1867 on a farm near Albion, the daughter of the late John and Elvina Hoffman of Jefferson Twp, and was the last of their nine children to survive. She married William H. Bowen of Albion on April 12, 1899 at her native home. They resided at Albion ten years and then moved to Kendallville, where they embarked in business for 11 years. They had one daughter, Mildred May, who died in infancy. She united with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Albion on Feb. 19, 1889. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral March 11, 1964 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1964
Bowen Mary Ann (Browand) was born Aug. 22, 1829 at Erie, Erie County, Pa., the oldest of a family of ten children. When she was 15 years of age her parents moved their family from Erie to Fort Wayne, Ind. Here she married Mason M. Bowen April 23, 1846. They had three children, all of whom died in infancy. She died at her home April 30, aged 72 years 8 months and 8 days. She leaves one adopted son, Ora, and eight brothers. Funeral at the Christian Church May 2. ^ 5-9-1902
Bowen Mason M died at his residence 2 miles north of this city Friday. Funeral was at the Christian Church Sunday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He was born in Ohio Nov. 30, 1823 and died Jan. 24, aged 78 years 1 months and 24 days. He married Mary Ann Browand Aug. 22, 1845. They had 3 children, all of whom died in infancy. He resided in White Pigeon, Mich., Leo and Fort Wayne until 1852 when he moved to Kendallville. He leaves a wife, an adopted son, a brother, 3 nephews and 4 nieces. ^ 1-31-1902
Bowen Myrtle died Oct. 10, 1963 at the Kondas Nursing Home. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edward Nagle of New Jersey; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Long of Albion, Mrs. Jennie Eagleson of Edgerton, Ohio, and Mrs. Esther McClain of Cleveland, Texas; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Forrest Hay Funeral Home in South Bend. + 10-10-1963
Bowen Osie G, 93, 601 S. Cavin St., Ligonier, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. He was born Sept. 10, 1883 in LaGrange County. In December 1905 he married Ina Schlotterback. She died in 1962. He was a retired electrician and a member of the Ligonier Elks Lodge. Surviving are one son, Errington, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, including Mrs. Glen (Marsha) Hicks, a Ligonier city councilwoman; and 14 great-grandchildren. One son, Fred, preceded him in death in 1948. Services Saturday at Werker-Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-7-1976
Bowen Owen W, 94, Noble County’s oldest minister, died on Sunday at the home of his son, William L., superintendent of Children’s Aid Society of Indiana and Orphan’s Home at Mishawaka, death being due to complications and senility. He was a most able divine of the St. Marks’ Lutheran Church, and half century ago was called upon almost constantly to fill the pulpits of various churches within the realms of his acquaintances. He is survived by the son and one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Webster, and three grandchildren. Funeral was at the Lutheran Church here Tuesday. In honor of the deceased all business here was suspended for one hour during services. + 12-?-1934
Bowen Sarah Catherine (Heckman) was born in Northumberland County, Pa., Feb. 4, 1847 and died Feb. 8, 1901, aged 54 years and 4 days. She leaves a husband, Rev. O. W.; a son, Will L.; and one daughter, Mrs. M. H. Webster, both of Mishawaka; one sister; two brothers. She was confirmed early in life in the Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania. The obsequies were held at the residence Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. +2-?-1901
Bowen William E was born in Berks County, Penn. Feb. 7, 1810. He married Elizabeth Whitesell in 1831 and they moved to their farm in Green Twp in 1837 where he died May 5, 1881. His widow and five children survive, among them Rev. O. W. Bowen of Albion. He served as a justice of his township, was twice elected county sheriff and once served as treasurer of Noble County. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1881 > 5-12-1881
Bowen William H was born in Green Twp Jan. 11, 1871; died at his home near Skinner Lake on Tuesday. He was one of five children born to William and Anna Hines Bowen, two brothers, Freedom and Winfred, with the parents, having died. One sister, Mrs. Chloe Swartz of Auburn, and one brother, T. H. of Kendallville, survive. On April 13 he married Jennie May Hoffman, who survives, and with whom he lived for more than fifty years. They were given one daughter, Mildred May, who died as an infant. He was a member of the Rehoboth Lutheran Church. Funeral Dec. 1 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1949 (d. 11-29-1949)
Bowen Winfred G, 42, a resident of Avilla, died last Thursday at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, from influenza pneumonia. He was employed with the McCray Refrigerator Factory at Kendallville. Surviving are the widow and a daughter, Lois; three brothers, T. H. of Kendallville, W. H., South Milford, and Freedom of near LaPorte; and a sister, Mrs. A. E. Perkins of Fort Wayne. +11-?-1928
Bower Anna Maria (Baer) was born in Baden, Germany Aug. 17, 1812. While yet a child she removed with her parents to Switzerland where about the year 1842 she was married to Charles Joray. They had six children, 4 of whom are still alive, P. A. Joray of Ligonier, James O. of Kendallville, Mrs. Lena Sheffer of Kendallville and Mrs. Josephine Devoe of near this city. In 1853 with her husband and 3 sons she came to America and settled in Ohio where the family lived until 1857, when they moved to northern Indiana where the family has since resided. In 1859 she was left a widow, but in 187? she married John Bower. They had 2 children, neither of whom remain. She was reared a Catholic but in 1882 she became a Disciple of Christ. For more than 12 years she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Lena Sheffer. ^ 10-16-1903
Bower Catherine Spann, daughter of Henry and Judah Zumbrun, was born May 10, 1854 in Whitley County, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Allman in Churubusco, Oct. 7, 1938, aged 84 years, 4 months and 27 days. She was first married in Whitley County March 7, 1878 to George Spann, who died June 21, 1887, aged 36 years. They had two sons and two daughters, Virgil of this city, Jesse of Liberty Mills, Mrs. William Allman of this city, and Judah who died in infancy. In Feb. 1890 she married Charles Bower, who had been previously married to a sister of Mrs. Bower and who was the father of six small children, who now are George of Noble County, Clarence of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Jesse Swihart, Goshen, Mrs. Wesley Miller, Goshen, Mrs. Charles Skeels, Noble County, and Ocie Brumbaugh, deceased. They had one daughter, Maggie. She died Feb. 25, 1929. After having been married a little over one year, Charles Bower died and left his widow with four children of her own, six stepchildren and her mother. She united with the Church of the Brethren at the age of sixteen. Pall bearers were her grandsons, Marshall, Cecil and Ray Allman, George, Maynard, and Leonard Spann. Flower bearers were grand and great-grandchildren, Guy, Jimmie, Imogene and Jackie Allman, Phil and Billy Spann, Phyllis and Buddie Brumbaugh, Wade and Bonnie Stoner, Kathrine Bower and Kathleen Skeels. + 10-7-1938
Bower Charles N, 87, of rural Churubusco, died July 21, 1997 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Green Twp, Noble County on March 5, 1910, a son of George and Anna Moore Bower. On May 14, 1931 he married Lois Jackson. He was employed at Zollner Pistons and at Dana Corporation for 25 years, retiring from there as a crane operator in 1975. He was a member of Good News Baptist Church in Churubusco. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) Parish of Churubusco and Mrs. Alan (Janet) Gross of San Bernardino, Calif.; 3 sons, Richard of Osceola, Bruce of Reno, Nev., and Walter of Churubusco; and 2 sisters, Marjorie Hart of Wolcottville and Katharyn Kipp of Wichita; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Edna Crofoot, Vera Brown and Dorothy Kline; and by a brother Robert. + 7-21-1997
Bower Clara Dorothy, 89, of Kendallville, died May 24, 2000 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Chicago July 10, 1910 to George Christian and Minnie (George) Henzler. On June 12, 1935 in Ames, Iowa, she married Loran Alvin Bower. He died Nov. 4, 1988. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Lorna and Myron Miller of Rogers, Ark., and Barbara Bower of Kendallville; a sister, Ruth Carlisle of Lake Zurich, Ill.; 2 grandchildren and spouses, Matthew and Carolyn Miller and Michelle and Loren Green; a great-granddaughter, Damon Miller. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Wheeler; and a brother, Clifford Henzler. Memorial service Saturday in Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-24-2000
Bower Daniel was born in Stark County, Ohio Aug. 23, 1815. He emigrated to Indiana when a young man. He was married to Phoebe Jane Thompson June 17, 1841. They had 9 children, 4 of whom with the mother have preceded him in death. He united with the United Brethren Church about 50 years go. He died April 29 at the age of 85 years 8 months and 6 days. He leaves 5 daughters, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Rome City M. E. Church May 2. ^ 5-17-1901
Bower David, of near Columbia City, son-in-law of G. D. Hartsuck of this city, was killed by falling a tree. He married Gilla Hartsuck a little over a year ago. ^ 3-3-1881
Bower Dorothy, 76, of Fort Wayne, died at St. Joseph Hospital Monday. She had retired in 1968 from Slick’s Laundry and was a member of the Spring St. Wesleyan Church. Surviving are a daughter, Muriel, and a son, Norman, both of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Thelma McNutt of Kendallville. Services Thursday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 2-7-1983
Bower Effie Pearl Daisy, daughter of David F. and Gilla Bower, born April 17, 1881, died Sept. 15, aged 4 months and 18 days. Ms. Bower's husband was killed by the falling of a limb the first of last March, and now loses her only child. ^ 9-8-1881
Bower George W, 80, a longtime resident of Albion, died Dec. 11 at McCray Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1882 in Whitley County, he spent most of his life in Noble County. He was a retired farmer and a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Edna Crofoot, Mrs. Dorothy Kline and Mrs. Marjorie Hart of Kendallville, Mrs. Vera Brown of Albion, and Mrs. Katharyn Gordon of Garrett; two sons, Charles, Churubusco, and Robert B., Albion; a brother, Clarence B. of Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Skeels, Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Rosa Miller and Mrs. Grace Swihart, Goshen; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Friday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1962
Bower Kathryn (Conard) died at Battle Creek Mich. She and her late husband, Lester O. Bower were former Kendallville residents. She directed the Trinity Church United Methodist Choir for many years and he worked in the office of McCray Refrigerator Co. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Gretchen) Humiston, Battle Creek; a brother, Joseph Conard of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. Services at Trinity Episcopal Church, Marshall, Mich. Wednesday, with burial in Marshall. + 6-?-1988
Bower Loran A, 84, of 840 S. Main St., Kendallville, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital. He was born July 10, 1904 in Ames, Iowa, the son of William A. and Grace (Giffith) Bower. On June 12, 1935 in Ames he married Clara Henzler. He moved to the Kendallville area 31 years ago from Montpelier. He was a machinist at A-1 Production, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and with his wife was president of Noble Chain Links No. 39 Camping Club. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Barbara Bower of Kendallville, and Lorna Miller of Rogers, Ark.; a sister, Ula Hurley of Des Moines, Iowa; and two grandchildren. Memorial services Saturday in Trinity Church. + 11-6-1988
Bower Martha Lois, 88, died Feb. 6, 2003 at DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of Good News Baptist Church. She was born in Whitley County Oct. 8, 1914 to Lawrence E. and Ada Mae (Dorsey) Jackson. She married Charles N. Bower May 15, 1930. He died in 1997. Surviving are 2 daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy and Jerry Parish of Churubusco and Janet Gross of San Bernardino, Calif.; 3 sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard and Theresa of Osceola, Bruce of Reno, Nev., and Walter of Churubusco; one brother, Jesse R. Jackson of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one brother and 3 sisters. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-7-2003
Bower Minnie Violet, 18, died Tuesday at the residence of her brother-in-law, Frank DeWitt of this city, of consumption. She was born in Noble County Aug. 29, 1867; died in this city Sept. 22. Her mother and 3 brothers died of the same disease within the past few years. Funeral at the M. E. Church Wednesday. Burial, Union Church Cemetery in Jefferson Twp. ^ 9-25 & 10-2-1885
Bower Orpha Anna, about 72, of R. 3, Albion, died Oct. 8, 1956 in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. Surviving are the husband, George; five daughters, Mrs. Earl Crofoot and Mrs. Paul Kline of Kendallville, Mrs. Walter Brown of Albion, Mrs. Clifton Hart of Wolcottville, and Mrs. Robert Gordon of Garrett; two sons, Charles of Churubusco and Robert of Albion; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren where funeral was Wednesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1956
Bower Phyllis (Hardenbrook), about 44, (b. 3-18-1914) a former resident and native of Albion, died Aug. 20, 1958 at Hollywood, Florida in a hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Christopher Ann and Jennifer, both of Riverside, Calif.; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1958
Bower Ralph, about 67, (b. 8-23-1885) died Sept. 1, 1952 at the home of Mrs. John Dull, his daughter, five miles west of Albion. He formerly lived in Fort Wayne, where he was employed in telephone maintenance. Surviving are the widow, Leona; the daughter, Mrs. Dull; a son, Norman Gurtin of Fort Wayne; one grandchild and two sisters. Funeral at Sparta Christian Church Wednesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1952
Bower Robert L, 52, R. 3, Albion, died Monday as the result of a tractor accident. He was born May 6, 1922 in Green Twp to George and Anna Orpha (Moore) Bower. He married Elizabeth N. Smith June 28, 1950. He was a farmer. Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Kay Hass, Albion, and Mrs. Ed (Judy) Anderson, Merriam; twin sons, Stacy L. and Stanley A., both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Vera Brown, Albion, Mrs. Dorothy Kline and Mrs. Clayton (Marjorie) Hart, Kendallville, and Mrs. Adrian (Katharyn) Kipp, Payne, Ohio; one brother, Charles, Churubusco; two grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 4-?-1975
Bower Walter L, 74, a resident of rural Churubusco, died September 28, 2012. He was born in Fort Wayne on April 15, 1938, a son of Charles N. and Martha Lois (Jackson) Bower, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1956. He was a U. S. Army veteran, and retired from Peter Eckrich & Sons in Fort Wayne.  Surviving are two sisters Nancy (Jerry) Parish of Churubusco and Janet Gross of San Bernardino, Calif; and a brother Richard Bower of Indianapolis.  He was preceded in death by a brother Bruce Bower.  Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets & Childs 5-4-2012
Bowers Albert Elmer was born in Noble County May 4, 1863; died Nov. 25, aged 19 years, 6 months and 21 days. He leaves a father, mother, brother and 3 sisters. ^ 12-14-1882
Bowers Andrew Hector - See Teddy Curtis Bowers.
Bowers Benjamin J, 75, died Saturday at his home in Kendallville from heart trouble. Surviving are one son and two daughters, Elmer of Fort Wayne, Elsie May of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Ethel Kurtz of Kendallville; five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Emma Dillingham of Calif., Jay of Chicago, Frances, Mrs. Wade Stoddard, Mrs. Herman Sievers and Mrs. Edgar Powell of Valparaiso. Funeral Tuesday from Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery. + 11-?-1933
Bowers Catharine N, 51 years, 1 month and 19 days, died in Kendallville March 23. She has joined her 2 sons who died a short time ago. ^ 4-5-1883
Bowers Charles L, 76, died June 17, 2007 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was raised in the Avilla area. He retired from International Harvester in 1997 after 35 years. He was an honorary member of Avilla Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Elaine, of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Mike Brisentine of Fort Wayne and Patricia and Kevin Schlosser of Auburn; 5 grandchildren, Manda and Kurt Overly, Sara Brisentine, Ryan and Jana Schlosser; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park with military graveside services. ^ 6-20-2007
Bowers Craig Lynn, 36, of St. Albans, W.Va., died Sunday in the Kendallville home of his father. He was born in Kendallville Feb. 27, 1956 to Clifford and Pat (Shultz) Bowers. His father and stepmother survive in Kendallville; his mother in Fort Wayne; along with 2 sisters, Vickie Butler of Ligonier and Michelle Stokes of Elkhart; a stepsister and 3 stepbrothers; and a grandmother, Eva Shultz of Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday in Community Baptist Church near Wolcottville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery, Corunna. + 6-14-1992
Bowers D W Mrs died at her home on Eagle St. Thursday, death due chiefly to heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers have lived here two years, having moved here from Whiting where they lived nearly 50 years. She was born at Kendallville, Ind. July 10, 1852 and received her education there and came to Whiting, Monona County, Iowa, in 1874 to become the wife of David Bowers, whom she had known all her life and who had come to Whiting in 1871 to make his home there. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Moon of Garvin, Minn., and four sons, Charles of Whiting, and Carl, Fred and Adrian of Lemars; a number of grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; two brothers, John and A. L. Lash of Shenandoah, Iowa. Funeral from the Christian Church in Whiting Sunday. Burial, Lake Cemetery, near where she lived for many years. + 4-?-1922
Bowers Edith M, 89, of Ligonier, died Sunday in Ligonier Health Facility. She was born Feb. 9, 1906 in Cherokee, Iowa to Hector and Edith (Parsons) Cowen. In August 1933 in Chicago she married Lawrence Bowers. He died in 1970. She was a 1924 graduate of Windon High School and 1928 graduate of Buena Vista College. She had worked for the Library of Congress and the Genealogical Institute of Chicago and retired in 1979 as a medical records librarian from LaGrange County Hospital. She was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church, Rome City OES No. 595, LaGrange County Genealogical Society and DAR Surviving are a son, Lawrence of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Alex (Jean) Iwankowitsch of Cromwell; a sister, Mrs. David (Elizabeth) Kirkpatrick of Medford, Ore.; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-28-1996
Bowers Elsie M, 89, a resident of the Lutheran Home, died there Tuesday. She was born Nov. 10, 1891 near Crown Point, the daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Shook) Bowers. Surviving are a sister, Ethel Kurtz of Wolcottville; a sister-in-law, Helen Bowers, Fort Wayne; two nieces, Carol Bowers, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Omar Goodpaster, Wolcottville; and two nephews, Jerry Bowers, San Jose, Calif.; and Howard Kurtz, Houston, Tex. A brother preceded her in death. Services are pending at McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. + 11-?-1980
Bowers Eugene P, 28, Ligonier, died in a crash on a wet blacktop curve on U. S. 33 just east of Benton early Wednesday. His car veered across the center line, crashing head-on into a trailer-truck. He was a native of New Paris and only a few weeks ago opened a sewing machine center in the Rimmel building in Ligonier. He is survived by his wife, several children, and his parents of New Paris. + 11-?-1958
Bowers Francis Alison, 22 years, 5 months and 11 days, died at the residence of his parents in Jefferson Twp. Jan. 7. ^ 1-15-1880
Bowers Frank B, 74, of R. 1, LaOtto, died Sept. 1 in McCray Hospital. He was employed by the Western Gas Co. 20 years and spent the remainder of the time until his retirement with American Hoist. He was born in Allen County and moved to LaOtto from Fort Wayne in 1946. His parents were William and Elizabeth Smith Bowers. His wife, the former Viola Kirchner whom he married in 1910, survives. Other survivors are six children, Ray of Fort Wayne, Arthur of Troy, Ohio, Curtis of New Haven, Frank R. of R. 1, Avilla, Charles of Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Mamie Hostler of R. 2, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Hay of Fort Wayne; a brother, Earl of Constantine, Mich. Five sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home at Kendallville. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery. + 9-1-1965
Bowers Frank R, 54, died Sept. 3 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He resided at R. 1, Avilla. He was scoutmaster of the Avilla Boy Scout Troop 113 and a member of the Avilla American Legion 240 and a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union 166 in Fort Wayne. He had been employed as a serviceman for Honeywell for five years and was a veteran of WW II. He was born March 30, 1929 in Fort Wayne, the son of Frank and Viola (Kirchner) Bowers. He married Alice R. Boroff June 19, 1954 in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Susan and Janette, both at home; two sons, Frank and Christopher, also at home; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Mamie) Hostler, R. 2, Kendallville; four brothers, Ray and Charles Bowers, both Fort Wayne; Arthur, Canton, Ohio, and Curtis, New Haven. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 9-4-1980
Bowers Gertrude M, 76, Kendallville Nursing Home, died Tuesday at McCray Hospital. She was born April 25, 1900 in Albion to Albert and Ida Ann (Fuller) Kirkpatrick. Her husband, Harry Bowers, died in December 1966. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Dorain) Scheurich, Kendallville, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Hastings, Albion, Mrs. Doyle (Ida Bell) Hewitt, Wawaka, and Mrs. Joy Wells, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Byron Smith, Albion; one brother Carl Kirkpatrick, South Bend; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One sister and three brothers also preceded her in death. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 10-?-1976
Bowers Iola Mae, 72, died Tuesday at her residence in Auburn. She was born in Corunna Aug. 21, 1907 to Edwin and Nellie (Gushwa) Dellenbach. She married Roy Bowers in May 1926 in Corunna, and he died March 13, 1975. Surviving are a son, Elmer, Avilla; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services June 27 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 7-3-1980
Bowers Jay, 87, of 215 Grant St., Kendallville, died Saturday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County Feb. 9, 1897. On June 4, 1918 in Auburn he married Mabel Lelah Smith, who died July 4, 1980. He retired in 1962 from Kraft Inc. and had a motor route delivering the News-Sun for several years. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Lelah Luce of Fort Wayne; and Audrey Mumma of Kendallville; three sons, Clifford, Harold and Harry, all of Kendallville; 16 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Esther; a brother and three grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 5-19-1984
Bowers Laura Dell, 68, R. 2, Howe, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Nora Graf, Fort Wayne. She was born in LaOtto, the daughter of Charles and Ida Bunger. She married Arthur Bowers October 20, 1929 in Fort Wayne. He died March 13, 1978. She moved to the Howe area from Fort Wayne in 1942 and was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, and the OES in Orland. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Marie Hunter, Mrs. Sharon Mowery and Mrs. Robert Graf, all Fort Wayne, Mrs. Robert Roberts, Rockport, Texas, and Mrs. James Platt, South Whitley; five sons, Clifton, Hamilton, John, Orland, and Earl, Eugene and Arthur Williams, all of Howe; two sisters Mrs. Robert Parrot, Columbia City and Mrs. Sarah Whitaker, Cincinnati; two brothers, Curtis Bunger, Albion, and Edward Bunger, Columbia City; two stepbrothers, Charles Bryant, Centralia, Wash., and Harold, Virginia Beach, Va.; 28 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Burial, Brighton Cemetery. ~ 1-13-1983
Bowers Lyman, 83, Civil War veteran, died at his home Saturday near the Noble-DeKalb County Line after an illness of only an hour. Born near Helmer, he had lived in this section all his life. Surviving are five sons, William of near Helmer, John and Dallas of Corunna, and Elmer and Emmanuel at home; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Eichman and Mrs. Delilah McDonald of near Corunna. Funeral today. + No date.
Bowers Mabel L, 81, 215 Grant St., died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Noble County on June 23, 1899, she had lived in this area all her life. She married Jay Bowers on June 4, 1918 in Auburn. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the VFW Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lelah Luce, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Audrey Mumma, Kendallville; three sons, Clifford, Harold and Harry, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Alice Pontius, Kendallville; a brother, Leroy, St. Mary’s Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Bowers Mary, 90, died last Wednesday. She was one of Albion’s oldest citizens and had lived here for the past twelve years, coming from Mo. Her husband, Jacob, died about four years ago. She left no immediate relatives. Funeral Saturday at Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 3-?-1953
Bowers Norine, 66, died November 23, 2005 at Hickory Creek at Kendallville. She was born in Bevensville, Ky. on March 2, 1939 to Coy and Rebecca (Calhoune) Johnson. She married Clyde Tackett on June 25, 1957. He died November 28, 1981. She married Clifford Bowers on July 3, 1984. Surviving are her husband; 4 children, and spouses, Joey and Jaine Tackett, Tim Tackett, Lonnie Tackett, Phoebe and Thomas Strange, all of Kendallville, a stepdaughter; 4 sisters, Geraldine Martin and Hermia Arnold of LaGrange, Christine Marshall of Hampton, W.Va., and Gwen Hall of Neon, Ky.; 3 brothers, Arthur and Winston of Neon, Ky., and Bob of Homer Mich.; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Tackett; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She was employed more than 20 years with King-Seely and Eaton Controls before retiring in 1992. Services November 26 at Community Baptist Church near Wolcottville. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 12-1-2005
Bowers Ray E, U. S. Army Lt., 26, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowers, LaOtto, was killed last Sunday in a tragic sky diving accident near Tacoma, Wash. He was stationed at Ft. Lewis with the Second Battalion 12th Infantry, and his wife, Wanda May, resided on the post. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Frank Bowers, Fort Wayne, and graduated from Concordia High School. Before entering Officers Candidate School in 1960, he was an enlisted man for five years. Reports here said the accident occurred when his regular and emergency parachutes failed while he was making his first sky diving jump. He left the plane at 2,500 ft. level. Also surviving are two brothers, Joseph M., and Jan J., both of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Jerry McKibben, Fort Wayne; and Miss Martha Bowers. ~ 10-10-1963
Bowers Teddy Curtis, 18, and Andrew Hector, 16, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bowers of Rome City, died in a two-car head-on accident on State Road 8 east of Avilla Sunday. The three occupants of the other vehicle also died. The Bowers car in the westbound lane, driven by Teddy, passed another car, and was still in the eastbound lane when it collided with the other auto at the crest of a hill. Both boys were born in Niles Mich. Funeral Tuesday from a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1958
Bowers Viola, 83, formerly a resident at R. 1, LaOtto, died at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla Nov. 11. Services will be at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville Nov. 14. She is survived by five sons, Ray and Charles of Fort Wayne, Arthur of Canton, Ohio, Curtis of New Haven, and Frank of R. 1, Avilla; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Hostler of R. 2, Kendallville; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Daisy Brewer of Fort Wayne. ~ 11-13-1975
Bowers Virgil J,93, of Albion died March 17, 2010, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. He was employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 38 years, retiring in 1980. He was a graduate of Auburn High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Churubusco Lodge 515 F&AM, Churubusco Order of the Easter Star 136, Knights of the Red Order of Constantine, and the Albion American Legion Post. He had also been a member of the former Albion IOOF. He was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Auburn, a son of Homer and Grace (Farver) Bowers. He was married on Jan. 5, 1940, to Alma M. Shull. She died Sept. 13, 2009. Surviving are his children, Robert R. (Janet) Bowers of Garrett and Dorothy Ann (William) Scheurich of Avilla; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Victor Bowers, and by a great-grandchild. Funeral Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Covington Gardens, Fort Wayne. ^ 3-19-2010
Bowers Virginia Ann, 68, of El Paso, Texas, died July 8, 2005 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a retired school psychologist, a graduate of Kendallville High School, and held a B.S. degree from the University of Texas El Paso and a master's degree in psychology. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church in El Paso and Alpha Delta Kappa sorority. She was born July 22, 1936 in Kendallville to Ervin and Evelyn (Pray) Wilson. She married Thomas Allen Bowers in 1953 in Kendallville. He died Nov. 11, 1966. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Terree and Constance Bowers of Arcadia, Calif., and Kellee and Tammy Bowers of Arlington, Tex.; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sherree Bowers of Arlington and Shellee and Roger Cessna of Elm Mott, Texas; and 4 grandchildren. Services Sunday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Fort Bliss Cemetery in El Paso. ^ 7-9-2005
Bowersock John died in Angola June 24, 1889, aged 83 years 8 months and 14 days. He was born in Union County, Pa. Oct. 10, 1805. He was the father of Mrs. Jacob Feightner near Albion. Noble Co Democrat 7-10-1889
Bowersock Ronald Lee, 58, of Kendallville, died March 10, 2006 at his home. He was a 1970 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. He was then employed by Military Sealift Command and was most recently employed as an engineer with Raytheon in Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. He was born June 25, 1947 in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Herbert and Wilma (Dotson) Bowersock. His father died in 1983 and his mother in 2004. He married Helen Ananias Dec. 18, 1971 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Andrew, Timothy and Stephen; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and David Kilgore of York Springs, Pa. Services Monday at St. John Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-11-2006
Bowersox Georgia, 88, of 1409 E. Ireland Rd., South Bend, died Oct. 9, 1989 of smoke inhalation suffered in a fire in her home. She was born in Noble County May 6, 1900, the daughter of Daniel and Lovina (Davault) Ott. She was married Oct. 17, 1936 to Russell Bowersox. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Charleen Laws of Elkhart, and Theora Weak of Murray, Ky.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Margaret Bond of Dallas Lake. Funeral Friday in Mishawaka. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, Mich. + 10-9-1989
Bowles Clinton "Kelly", 97, of Ligonier, died Monday in the Ligonier Health Center. He was born March 9, 1897 in Campbellsville, Ky., to Charles and Emma (Yates) Bowles. He married Winnie Bowling on Dec. 28, 1918 in Campbellsville, and she died in 1962. He married Zelma Johnson on June 21, 1964 in Pierceton and she died in 1990. He was retired from Lyon & Greenleaf and Essex Wire in Ligonier. He was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, Modern Woodmen of America and Ligonier Eagles Lodge No. 1763. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Agnes) Keith of Ligonier; a stepson; a sister, Mamie Eubanks of Moran, Mich.; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-16-1994
Bowles Robert S, 74, R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. Born in Spurlington, Ky., March 17, 1903, he was the son of Charles W. and Emma E. Bowles. He married Ruth Trowl Nov. 13, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich. He had been a resident of the area the past 50 years. He was a retired rubber mold maker. Survivors are the wife; two sons, Robert Jr., Heidelburg, Mich., and Charles W., Michigan City; one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Mayme) Ubank, Moran, Mich.; two brothers, Kelly, Ligonier, and Theodore, Campville, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 1-?-1978
Bowles Ruth Marie, 88, died Friday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born in Topeka April 29, 1904, the daughter of Dea S. and May (Mann) Trowl. On Nov. 13, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Robert S. Bowles, who died Jan. 21, 1978. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., and Charles W. of Michigan City; a half-brother, Walter Jr. Trowl of Albion; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Rose Mary; and a brother, Jack, in Feb. 1990. Funeral Tuesday in Salem Community Baptist Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 8-28-1992
Bowles Winnie D, about 60, died Sept. 23, 1962 at the Goshen Hospital. A member of the Ligonier EUB Church, Eagles Auxiliary and WRC, she was a native of Kentucky, having lived in the Ligonier area approximately 45 years. Survivors include her husband; one daughter; and two grandchildren. Services at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1962
Bowles Zelma E, 86, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Ligonier. She was born Dec. 6, 1903 in Scranton, Ky., the daughter of James H. and Lizzie Belle (Murphy) Bowling. On June 26, 1926 in Bowling Green, Ohio, she married Raymond Johnston, who died in 1962. On June 21, 1964 in Pierceton, she married Clinton Bowles. She was formerly employed by Kidd & Co. and was a member of Trinity Assembly of God and Women's Relief Corps. Surviving are her husband; a son, Thomas Johnston of Nevada, Iowa; a stepdaughter; a sister, Mrs. John (Athlene) Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Harley Bowling of Hudson, Mich.; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-8-1990
Bowling Carl Norman, 22, died Monday from tuberculosis at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Bowling in Cromwell. Also surviving are a brother, Donald at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bowling, east of Cromwell, and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Leamon of Cromwell. Services Wednesday in the L H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1951
Bowling Eddie Roy, two-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Bowling of Cromwell, died Wednesday at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, from pneumonia. + 4-?-1938
Bowling James, 53, of Fort Wayne drowned in St. Mary’s River. The body, which was believed to have been in the water several days, was found floating in St. Mary’s River Monday. Surviving are two sons, Larry, Cromwell, and Lyle, Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Nora Lemley, Kimmell, Mrs. Zelma Johnston, Ligonier, Mrs. Sara Powlelsand, Toledo, O., and Mrs. Athlene Fulton, Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Leo, Toledo, O., Harley of Petersburg, Mich., and Baxter, St. Joe; and two grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1959
Bowling James H, 81, native of Kentucky who had resided near Cromwell since 1904, died last Friday in a Logansport hospital of pneumonia. Survivors include the widow, Lizzie Belle; four sons, James E. of Fort Wayne, Baxter of Columbia City, Leo of Toledo, Ohio, and Harley of Petersburg, Mich.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Nora Lemley and Mrs. Zelma (Ray) Johnston of near Cromwell, Mrs. Sarah Powlesland of Toledo, O., and Mrs. Athlene Fulton of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, William of Ligonier; 16 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a muck farmer for many years and was one of the largest onion growers and shippers in this area when he retired about twenty years ago. Funeral Sunday from Kimmell Methodist Church. + 11-?-1952
Bowling James J, 74, of 11128 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, died Sunday at his residence. He was born July 3, 1911 in Menifee County, Ky., to William and Lena (Alfrey) Bowling. A 30-year resident of Fort Wayne, he was retired from the Pennsylvania Central Railroad and an Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are his mother in Ligonier; four sons, Ralph, Harry and Ray, Dayton, Ohio; and Steve of Broomfield, Colo.; two sisters, Sally Phillips of Milford and Pauline Watkins of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Charles of Fort Wayne, and Paul of Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren. Graveside services Thursday at Shore Cemetery in Shipshewana. + 11-3-1985
Bowling John (Brack), 67, of R. 2, Churubusco, died May 10 in VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a son of James and Lizzie Murphy Bowling, born Aug. 12, 1907 at Kimmell. He was married May 26, 1952 to Clara Hamman, and they lived at St. Joe until moving near Churubusco in 1965. A self-employed dump truck owner and operator, he was a veteran of WW II and a member of Columbia City Church of Christ. He is survived by his widow; a son, Donald Gene of Arvada, Colo.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. William Farber, Leo; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Kelly Bowes of Ligonier, Mrs. Clark Lemley of Kimmell, and Mrs. John Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; and two brothers, Leo of Bay City, Mich., and Harley of Hudson, Mich. Services in Sheets Funeral Home May 13. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-10-1973
Bowling Lena, 100, died Dec. 16, 1989 at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Ligonier. She was born Nov. 13, 1889 to Thomas and Ellen (Thompson) Alfrey in Frenchburg, Ky. She married William F. Bowling on Dec. 31, 1907. He died in 1961. She worked at the Spinx Hotel on Lake Wawasee and for the George Kidd family. Surviving are two daughters, Sally Phillips of Milford and Pauline Watkins of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two sons, Charles of Fort Wayne and Paul of Kansas City, Kan. Two sons, one brother and one half-sister preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-16-1989
Bowling Lizzie Belle, 87, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. She was born in Kentucky and had resided in this community 4 years. She was the widow of James Bowling. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nora Lemley, near Cromwell, Mrs. Zelma Johnston of Ligonier, Mrs. Sarah Powlesland, Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Athlene Fulton, Atlanta, Ga.; four sons, James of Fort Wayne, Baxter of St. Joe, Leo of Toledo, and Harley of Petersburg, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Haney, Mrs. Emma Rice and Mrs. Frances McDonald of Ligonier; three brothers, Cletus Murphy of near Kimmell, Curtis Murphy of near Cromwell, and Robert Murphy, Fort Wayne; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Kimmell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1958
Bowman Agatha L, 72, of Sahurita, Ariz., died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson, Ariz. She was born in Lisbon July 2, 1910 to Mert and Mary E. (Barnhart) Mead. On Nov. 13, 1928 in Albion she married Eugene E. Bowman, who died March 24, 1982. She had moved from Kendallville to Arizona 21 years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Betty E. Shultz and Bonnie Holmes, Santa Tomas, Ariz., and Beverly Harter of Tucson; a son, Bernard Jay of Anaheim, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 7-26-1982
Bowman Ben, whose home in recent years has been at Homewood, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, died last Sunday. He is survived by his widow, one son and one daughter, Harold of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Arthur Little of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Riley Smith, Albion. Dr. Charles Bowman and Roy Smith of Albion are his only living nephews. He lived in Albion for a number of years, and it was he who built the recently destroyed by fire Ford Garage. He at one time owned the Albion Hotel. He was a charter member of the K of P Lodge of Albion and was a member of the Chicago Masonic Lodge. Funeral was at the home of his grandson, Harold, and with whom he had been making his home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1944
Bowman Bernice A, 90, died July 3, 2012 at the Hospice of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. She was born Feb. 27, 1922 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Peter and Martha (Moore) Walters. On Sept. 1, 1938 she married Karl Bowman. He died in 1977. She was a United States postal employee, retiring from the Albion Post Office in 1986. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are her children, Bette (Tom) Haddon of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Monte (Cynthia) Bowman of West Seneca, N.Y., and Janet (Donald ) Brown of New Port Richey, Fla.; grandchildren, Ed (Sue) Schlichtenmyer, Shari (Dave) Lloyd, Brian (Toni) Schlichtenmyer, Sheely (Tom) Mackin, Charles (Melinda) Schnitker, Lynetta (Mark) Carter, Melissa Crahen, Jeremy Crahen, Pamela Frazier, and Donald Brown; 23 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, 2 brothers, a half-brother and a grandson. Funeral July 7 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemeterty. ^ 7-6-2012
Bowman Catharine (Crepps) was born Jan. 18, 1820; died May 20, aged 79 years 4 months and 2 days. She married Daniel Bowman Sept. 27, 1838. they moved to Albion from near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio in the spring of 1847, where they settled with 4 small children on what is now E. Jefferson St. on the lot now occupied by F. P. Ingraham. In the spring of 1852 they moved to and cleared up the placed on which they have lived ever since. They had 11 children. One son and 3 daughters preceded her in death. She leaves 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, one sister living in Nebraska, at which place her mother died about 15 years ago at the age of 103 years and 8 months, 2 sons and 3 daughters here, 2 daughters, absent, one living in Spokane, Washington, the other in Kansas. ^ 5-26-1899
Bowman Charles Allen, 62, died Monday in the Lutheran Home. He was born May 18, 1912 in Noble County to Charles and Elizabeth (Milleman) Bowman. He attended St. John Lutheran Church and was a resident of the Home since Aug. 12, 1970. Surviving are three sisters, Hilda Reichard, Wawaka, Mrs. Laura Barrett, DeLand, Fla., and Mrs. Nora Larson, at the Lutheran Home. Private services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1974
Bowman Charles M, 93, of Auburn, died May 13, 2005 at Wesley Health Care nursing home in Auburn. He was a surgeon at McCray Hospital in Kendallville and operated the Albion Clinic. A physician and surgeon for 41 years, he retired in 1978. A WW II Army veteran, he started the 56th Field Hospital in Vesbaulden, Germany, which remains in operation. A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, he was a member of Meese Chapel United Methodist Church in Auburn. He was an officer and taught navigation for the Power Squadron Boating Association. He was born Feb. 6, 1912 in Noble County to Charles M. and Maude (Frazure) Bowman. He married Amelia (Melvin) Ketzenberger in 1966 in Steuben County. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Mary Ketzenberger of Auburn; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Nancy and Carl Brekke of Fond du Lac, Wis., Rita Bowman of Bouler, Colo., and Cheri and Raymond Correa of Albion; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, John and Jolene Ketzenberger, Julie and Jeff Slattery, Jamie and Melisa Ketzenberger, Erik Brekke, Martha Brekke, Jessica Correa and Mathew Kurk; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy. Graveside services Monday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ^ 5-14-2005
Bowman Delbert, 65, died at his home five miles east of Fairbanks Corners Tuesday. He was born Feb. 15, 1869, near Wolf Lake, the son of Noah and Nancy Bowman, and had always resided in Noble County. He engaged in farming and also worked in local factories when his health permitted. Nov. 28, 1894 he married Mary D. Emerick, who with 10 children survives. They are Mrs. Agatha Whitmer, Goshen, Mrs. Edith Holly, Pretty Lake, Joseph near Waterloo, Mrs. Ruth Poynter near Wolcottville, Mrs. Martha Biddle near Kendallville, Eugene this city, Jay, John, Delilah and Delbert Jr. at home; 2 sisters and 3 brothers, Mrs. James Harp, Mrs. Wallace Adams, Hiram Bowman, this city, William near Wolcottville, and Frank, Garrett; 12 grandchildren. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday from L E. Berhalter Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 7-?-1934 ^ 7-31-1934
Bowman Eugene E, 79, of Sahurita, Ariz., died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Indiana Oct. 1, 1902 to Delbert H. and Mary D. (Emerick) Bowman. In Albion Nov. 13, 1928 he married Agatha L. Mead. He had lived in Ariz. 21 years. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Betty D. Shultz of Sahurita and Beverly Harter and Bonnie Holmes of Tucson; a son, Bernard Jay of Calif.; two sisters, Martha Biddle of Auburn and Delilah Boone of LaPorte; two brothers, Jay of Fort Wayne and Delbert of Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 3-?-1982
Bowman Ferm, born Sept. 28, 1878, died Saturday. He was employed as superintendent of the Noble County Home for 16 years and later as an employee of the county highway, retiring a few years ago. Survivors include his wife, Norah, a daughter, Beulah Young of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one son, Karl, Albion; and a sister, Mrs. F. O. Young of Fort Wayne. A son, Merton, died five years ago. Services Monday. + 4-?-1962
Bowman Florence E, 74, of 114 Parker Ave., died Sunday in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. Born in Camack Dec. 19, 1901, she was the daughter of James and Amanda Yerkeson. In 1927 she married Homer A. Bowman, who died in 1946. A longtime resident of Kendallville, she had worked for Indiana Window & Sash and was retired from the Wheel Works. She was a member of Mitchell Street United Methodist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Betty Jo Khan of Boston; a son, Carl E. of Kendallville; and two grandchildren, Charles Tinkey and Ayesha Khan, both Boston. Memorial services will be Saturday in Mitchell Street Church. The body has been donated to Boston University Medical School for research. + 9-?-1980
Bowman Frank, 67, who for some time resided in Kendallville, died last Friday at Altona. He was engaged in farming at the time he resided in this county. He is survived by his widow and a daughter at home; one brother, William, at Kendallville; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Harp and Mrs. Wallace Owen, also of Kendallville. Funeral Monday at Altona. + 10-?-1941
Bowman Harold B, 62, of 2150 Ridge Road, Homewood, Ill., died Feb. 17, 1971 at Illinois Central Hospital in Chicago. He was an auditor with the Illinois Central Railroad and a former resident of Albion, a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bowman, and nephew of the late Mrs. Riley Smith. Surviving are his wife, Theo; two daughters, Ann and Jane; one son, David; one aunt, Mrs. Bessie Bowman, Little Freeport, Ill. Graveside services Wednesday at Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Bowman Hattie M was born in Reading, Hillsdale County, Mich. March 19, 1857 and died Jan. 18, aged 49 years 9 months and 30 days. Dec. 25, 1873 she married Charles Sage of Elkhart, and they had one daughter, June May. On Nov. 6, 1902 she married Frank Bowman of Kendallville. She leaves a mother, her husband, one daughter, Mrs. T. Rhinehart, and a sister, Mrs. T. A. Hodgkins of Marshal, Texas. Funeral at the home Jan. 20. Burial, Reading, Mich. ^ 1-31-1907
Bowman J Mrs, sister of Miss Lucy Culver, died at her home on the Hawpatch on Tuesday. ^ 8-20-1886
Bowman J C Mrs, 82, died Thursday at her home in South Bend from heart trouble. Funeral Saturday of last week from United Brethren Church at Brimfield. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 12-?-1925
Bowman Jacob, 98, for many years a resident of Orange Twp and Brimfield, died Thursday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mattie, at South Bend. One of the early settlers of this county, he died from pneumonia which developed following a fall three weeks ago when he fractured his hip. Also surviving are a son, Claude, of Streator, Ill., and two grandchildren. Funeral at the home Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1936
Bowman Janet M, 59, died Dec. 5, 1996 in Sacred Heart Home. She lived on County Road 56, Garrett, and was a member of Garrett United Methodist Church. She was born April 23, 1937 in Garrett to Scott and Hazel (Smith) Malcolm. She married Robert Bowman on Oct. 8, 1955 in Garrett. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Garrett; 3 sons, Terry and Kent of Garrett, and Jerry of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Scott Jr. and Wayne of Garrett; 4 sisters, Virginia Tremmel of Calif., Leah Brillant of Leo, Sharon Bavity of Garrett, and Nancy DeLauder of Auburn; and 5 grandchildren. One sister, Arlene Burtch, preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 12-12-1996
Bowman John of York Twp died at his home June 12, 1885, aged 75 years, one month and two days. He was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, and married Mary Mason there before settling in Noble County March 1, 1838. Surviving are the widow, son Jonas, and daughters Mrs. George Bricker and Mrs. Clark Seaburg, all residing in York Twp., and another son, Lycurgus, who lives in Allen County near the Noble County line. He was stricken with paralysis while working in his garden Monday, and he lingered until Friday. He was a member of the "church of God," sometimes called Winebrennarians. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-12-1885 > No date
Bowman Karl K, 61, Albion, died Tuesday (d. 3-1-1977) in McCray Hospital. He was born June 23, 1915 in Noble County to Ferm and Norah (Jones) Bowman. On Sept. 1, 1938 he married Bernice Waters in Albion. A retired employee of McCray Refrigeration Corp., he was a lifelong resident of the Albion area. He was a member of the Police League of Indiana and F.O.E. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Bette) Schlichtenmyer, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Donald (Janet) Brown, Albion; one son, Monte, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Max (Beulah) Young, Sun City, Ariz.; eight grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1977
Bowman Laverne E, 90, of Garrett, died June 4, 2011, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. She was born on June 18, 1920, in Avilla. She married Dale Bowman in Jan. of 1939, and he died in May of 1980. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Leonard Shaffer of Auburn; a sister, Delores Martin of Angola; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Lori and Don McDaniel, Terry and Lisa Shaffer, and Karen McMaken; 7 great-grandchildren; Kendra, Jama and Paige McDaniel, Marissa Jones; Johnny and Carissa Logsdon and Terra McMaken; and a great-great grandson, Aiden Jones. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Bowman; 2 daughters, Joan Bowman, and Janet Rowe; a sister, Lucille Keister; and two brothers, Lawrence and Glenn Wolf. Funeral Wednesday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Sedan Cemetery. ^ 6-6-2011
Bowman Lee H, 56, of South Whitley, died Nov. 12, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. A master electrician, he had owned and operated Bowman Electric and worked at Walkers in Ligonier. He had also been employed for 19 years at Ford Motor Co. in Detroit. He graduated from Albion-Jefferson High School and attended Purdue University. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 246 in Albion and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He was born June 15, 1950 in Kendallville to Merton and Donna Belle (Butler) Bowman. He married Christine Mink on April 2, 2004. Surviving are his mother in Albion; his wife; a son, Jeffrey of Colo.; 3 stepdaughters; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Douglas. Graveside services Thursday at South Whitley Cemetery. ^ 11-14-2006
Bowman Lucille, 86, died Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Her husband, Don, died in 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Una Dell Smith of Columbia City; two sons, Keith of Kimmell, and Pat of Columbia City; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Services Thursday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. + 5-11-1987
Bowman Lydia, 85, (Mrs. B. F.), a resident of Homewood, Ill. for many years, passed away Tuesday at the home of her grandson, Harold, in that city. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Little of Homewood, Ill.; a son, Howard of Fort Wayne; the grandson; and several nieces. Funeral Friday in Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1946
Bowman Mary, widow of the late John Bowman of York Twp, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio Dec. 20, 1812, daughter of Charles and Mary Mason. She married John Bowman Nov. 13, 1831. Her husband was already established in the tannery business in a plant located four miles west of New Lisbon, Columbiana County, where the first (end of clipping) + Clippings book Widow of the late John Bowman of York Twp, died at the residence of her son, Lycurgus, near Ari, Allen County, on June 5, 1894 and was buried in the Sparta Cemetery. She was one of the earliest residents of Noble County, arriving here March 1, 1838 from Columbiana County, Ohio, with her husband and two young children. + 6-5-1894
Bowman Mary A, daughter of Jonathan and Rachel Simon, was born in DeKalb County, February 18, 1840 and died at her home near Ari, Indiana, February 4, 1922, aged 81 years, 11 months and 16 days. She was the last of a family of ten children to die. They had 4 children: John Clark Bowman, Edith Emma Sloffer, Mary Bernice Straub and Jason L. Bowman, the latter of whom died in infancy. She was a charter member of the church at Ari. Funeral Feb. 6, 1922 at Ari Bethel Church. Burial, at Warcup Cemetery. + 2-?-1922
Bowman Mary Magdalene (Hoffman) died Feb. 1, 1907, aged 81 years, 10 months and 13 days. She was a native of York County, Penn., where she was born March 18, 1825. At the age of ten she moved with her parents to Morrow County, Ohio. When she was twelve years of age, her mother died. In 1843 she married Henry Bowman, and they had four daughters and one son, two daughters and the son preceding their mother in death. In 1847 the family moved to Albion, where they resided for nine years, when they moved to Jefferson Twp. Her husband died Nov. 18, 1857. For several years she kept house for her brother, Adam in Elkhart Twp. She was married July 1, 1863 to Philip Bowman, and they had one son. Philip died Jan. 19, 1890, and for the past eleven years, she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. M. E. McEwen. She was one of the charter members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Albion, organized in April 1848. Of her parents’ family of six sons and three daughters, one member remains, Jesse E. Hoffman of this city. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. M. E. McEwen of this city, Mrs. E. L. Enders of Wawaka; one son, Elmer S. of Kendallville; one stepdaughter, Mrs. W. A. McEwen of near Brimfield; one stepson, S. Bowman of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren. The obsequies were held at Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery beside her first husband. + 2-?-1907
Bowman Maude W, 87, died at McCray Hospital July 30, 1961. A native of Albion, she was born June 4, 1874. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, who died in 1924. Surviving are her son, Dr. Charles M. of Albion; and four grandchildren. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Aug. 2. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1961
Bowman Merton H, about 38, (b. 5-26-1918) died of a heart attack Sept. 15, 1956 while working on an REMC project about 8 miles southeast of Albion at Long Lake. He was a veteran of WW II, a member of the Albion American Legion and of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are the widow, Donna Belle; a daughter, Patricia Sue; and a son, Lee, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferm Bowman of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Max Young of Akron, Ohio; and one brother Carl of Albion. Funeral at St. Mark’s Church Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1956
Bowman Norah, 70, (b. 7-26-1892 - d. 8-11-1962) died last Saturday at the home of her son, Carl, in Albion. Her husband, Ferm, died April 14 of this year, and a son, Merton, died several years ago. Survivors include her son Carl; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Young, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Viola Jones who is past 90 and bedfast; Fred Jones, Orlando, Fla., and Francis Jones of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fellers and Mrs. Millie Trout, Fort Wayne. Services Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1962
Bowman Rodney O Jr, 2, of Syracuse, died March 1, 2005 at Lutheran Children's Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 4, 2002 in LaGrange to Rodney and Shelly (Glant) Bowman. Surviving are his parents; siblings, Bryan and Bryanna; grandparents, Wanda and William Glant of Ligonier, Sue and Chuck Musgrave of Syracuse and Dave Bowman and Kitty Taylor of Fort Wayne; great-grandparents, Leaetta and Duane Leathers of Topeka, Dorothy Glant of Lebanon, Pa., and Rose Lindsay of Ligonier; a great-great-grandmother, Margretta Patches of Lebanon, Pa. He was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Alfred Lindsay, William Glant, George Bowman, Ed Bay and Franklin Root; great-grandmother, Phyllis Bay; and great-great-grandmother, Lucille Bowman. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-3-2005
Bowman Sarah Ann, 83, wife of William L., died Friday at her home near Kendallville from cancer. Surviving are the husband; a sister, Mrs. Jane Hatch of Newville. Funeral Sunday from A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Newville Cemetery. + 10-?-1935
Bowman William L, 83, native and lifelong resident of Wayne Twp, a pioneer, died April 23, in McCray Hospital. Surviving are three daughters, one sister, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Arthur Berhalter Mortuary. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 4-?-1943
Bowser Alice, 79, died Monday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. She was born April 6, 1893 near Fort Wayne. Her husband, Ralph, died in 1959. Surviving are two sons, Ralph Eugene and Alfred J., both Fort Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Fritz, Mrs. Janet Fritz, and Mrs. Alice Bloomfield, all Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Patricia Bloomfield, Rome City; 26 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services at St. Gaspar Church, Rome City, Thursday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Bowser Harold R, 84, died Wednesday at his Allen County home. He was a retired farmer and a 30-year bus driver for the Allen County Schools. Surviving are his wife, Emily; three sons, Lewis and Maurice of Fort Wayne, Kenneth of LaOtto; two daughters, Jean Lewis, Fort Wayne, and Joyce Hollinger of Garrett; five brothers, Rolland of Churubusco, Ted of Garrett, Wayne of Rice Lake, Wis., Junior of South Whitley, and Orlo of Turkey Lake; and 18 grandchildren. Services Saturday at Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. Burial, Bowser, Cemetery. ~ 8-2-1988
Bowser Howard A, 56, died at his home here Sunday. He was born December 7, 1886, in Syracuse, the son of Dr. John and Susan Bowser and married Mable H. Wise at Ligonier, June 29, 1910. He was a member of the Christian Church at Garrett. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Keller, of Syracuse; and two brothers, Dr. H. P. Bowser of Goshen, and Harold B. Bowser, of Elkhart. Funeral in the Bowser home Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 5-6-1943
Bowser Mabel Allene, 33, died Monday at the Methodist Hospital after a short illness. Survivors are the husband, James H., a son, Jackie, and a daughter, Anna Mae; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Miller; five brothers, Clarence of California, Wilbur, Churubusco, and Samuel, Max and Billy; and three sisters, Esther of Fort Wayne, Donnabelle and Jane of Avilla. ~ 11-13-1947
Bowser O L Mrs, 96, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Simmons. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Harry Wolf. Funeral Friday at the Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Ligonier Leader 2-6-1952 Contributed by Judy Richter
Bowser Rolland M "Pappy", 74, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Parkview Hospital. He was born May 25, 1915 in Mongo, the son of Ivan and Estella (Archer) Bowser. He married Alberta Haverstock. He retired in 1979 as a technician at Kraft, Inc., Kendallville, after 11 years. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Ann Turner of Fort Wayne, Phyllis Archer of Huntertown, Eva Gordon of Wolcottville, Leola Nelson of Dulet, Minn., and Dorotha Miller of Kokomo; four brothers, Theodore of Garrett, Wayne of Florida, Orlo of Huntertown, and Junior of South Whitley; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Union Chapel Church in Fort Wayne. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 10-9-1989
Bowser Thelma, 67, of Ligonier, died of carcinoma Monday at Goshen Hospital. Born July 19, 1900 at Kimmell, she was the daughter of Frank and Clara (Kilgore) Bennett. She had resided in the Ligonier community the past fifty years. Her first husband, Cyrus Holden, died in 1957. In Sept. 1959 she married Charles Bowser of Millersburg. She was a member of the Ligonier EUB Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, Dean Holden, Ligonier; three brothers, Merl, Cromwell, Dale, Pierceton, Donald (Dick), Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Erma Meloy, Pierceton, Mrs. Minnie Gage, Ligonier, Mrs. Della Sloan of Wilmot; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Leonard (Cindy) Livengood, Killeen, Texas, Randy, Fort Myers, Fla., and Kent, Ligonier. Funeral Thursday at Ligonier EUB Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1967
Bowsher Sophia was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia Feb. 29, 1816, and died at her home in Perry Twp March 22, 1892. She came to Elkhart County in 1832 with her father’s family, her father being Michael Koontz, one of the early settlers of what is known as the “Elkhart Bottom”. October 24, 1839 she married Boston Bowsher. She was the mother of 14 children, of whom 7 are living. She was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church. Noble Co Democrat 6-22-1892
Bowsman John E, 82, of R. 4, Albion, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He was born April 3, 1900 in Green Fork to Theodore and Elsa Bowsman. On Nov. 27, 1956 in Big Lake, he married Delma Lowe. A retired restaurant owner, he returned to Albion recently from Attalla, Ala., where he had lived many years. Surviving are his wife; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Flanagan of Thomaston, Conn., and Frances Hodo of Steele, Ala.; two stepsons, James H. Peterson of Attala, and Charles E. Peterson of Albion. A stepdaughter, Mildred, preceded him in death 2 ½ weeks ago. A brother also preceded him in death. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Tuesday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-6-1982
Bowyer Martha was born near Hagerstown, Md., Sept. 9, 1819 and died in Rome City, Feb. 14, 1891, aged 71 years, 5 months and 6 days. In 1821 she came with her parents to Morgan County, Ohio, and later moved to Cardington, where in 1836 she married William Bowyer, who died last March. In 1847 she and her husband moved to Wolcottville, Ind., where they spent three years and then took up their residence in Rome City. With the exception of about four years spent in Elkhart and Syracuse, they were residents of this city up to the time of their death. She leaves two sons, B. V. and P. V.; and two daughters, Mrs. William J. Houston of this city and Mrs. Frank Bender of Chillicothe, Mo.; four grandchildren. Cause of death was heart failure. + 2-14-1891 ^ 2-27-1891
Boyce Danenne R, 68, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and formerly of Kendallville, died November 15, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She retired in 2006, from Werner in Kendallville. She then moved to North Carolina to live with her daughter. She was born July 16, 1944, in Kendallville to Lester Hossinger and Jenevie D. “Johnnie” Muesing. Surviving are a daughter, Debbie (Boyce) Hart of Raleigh; 2 grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Hart of Raleigh; a brother, Richard Hossinger. Funeral November 26, 2012 in Young Family Funeral Home.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-22-2-12
Boyd Bernard H, 34, of Gary, formerly of Cosperville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Boyd of Cosperville, crashed on a farm near Lapaz when he tried to make a forced landing with his plane in the dense fog. He died at a hospital three hours later. Surviving are the widow, Thelma; a small son, Dickie; his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Eberly near Kendallville, Mrs. Lucille Long, Goshen, and Mrs. Marceda Bears, Rochester; and two brothers, Kenneth Wawaka, and Claude, Gary, with whom he was engaged in business. + 1-?-1949
Boyd David E, 68, of Albion, died May 5, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was head sawyer for Jorg & McDonald, Ligonier, for 19 years and worked for Essex Wire. He was a member of the Ligonier Evangelical Church and Aero & Machinist Union. He was born Feb. 21, 1938 in Wawaka to Kenneth and Elizabeth (Franks) Boyd. On March 2, 1959 he married Mary Smith in Albion. Surviving are his mother; wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Scott Parr of Auburn; a grandson, Austin Parr; a sister, Sharon Smith of Albion; and 4 brothers, Gerald of Goshen, Roger of Kendlalville, Edward of Springfield, Ohio, and Ken Jr. of Wolf Lake. His father preceded him in death. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-11-2006
Boyd Earl V, about 69, died Aug. 11, 1954 at his home at High Lake, where he had been living since retiring as a machine operator at Wayne Pump Co. in Fort Wayne. He had been operating a boat livery at High Lake. He was a native of Whitley and served at one time as a policeman at Aurora. He is thought to have died while sitting on the edge of his bed, of a coronary occlusion. Funeral Friday at a Fort Wayne funeral home. Burial, Compton Cemetery. + 8-?-1954
Boyd Elizabeth M, 98, of Kendallville, died Sept. 22, 2011, at North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albion.  She was born near Albion on July 5, 1913 to Charles and Beulah (Ott) Franks. She graduated from Albion High School. She married Kenneth Boyd on March 21, 1937, and he died March 4, 1998.  Her last job was as a cook at the old Lutheran Home on Mitchell Street in Kendallville. She was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church in Wawaka.  Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Gerald and Karen Boyd of Goshen, Roger Boyd of Kendallville, Edward and Rosemary Boyd of Riverton, Ill., and Kenneth Jr. and Brenda Boyd of Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jim Smith of Albion; a sister, Margaret Bond of Fort Myers, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Harold and David Boyd, 2 daughters-in-law, Loretta Boyd and Mary Boyd, two sisters, Valura Marker and Willadean Rodman, and a brother, Charles Franks Jr. Services Monday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery ^ 9-25-2011
Boyd Gerald D, 69, Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He worked at Newnam Foundry in Kendallville for 32 years before retiring. He was born in Waterloo in April 8, 1913 to Levi and Myrtle (Rude) Boyd. He married Esther Rhoades in Auburn on Oct. 17, 1936. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Donald and Maurice, Auburn, Darl of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Marilyn Baker and Sherry Boyd, Kendallville, Beverly Watson, Waterloo; two brothers, Dorsie of Garrett, and Archie of Belleview, Mich.; two sisters, Hilda Treesh of Waterloo, and Lois Wagoner of Belleview, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 8-31-1982
Boyd Harold Eugene, 22-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Boyd, R. 1, Wawaka died at McCray Hospital Thursday, 5 hours after being critically burned at the family home. David, five-year old brother, placed a book over a burner of a lighted oil stove. The blazing book ignited the clothes of Harold and they were a mass of flames when the mother, summoned by David, reached the scene. David and a six-months old brother, Gerald were unharmed. The parents are related to the Kenneth Magnuson and Franks families. + 11-?-1943
Boyd Homer, about 71, a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died at his home northeast of Wawaka March 23, 1951. He was a retired farmer, born in LaGrange County Jan. 28, 1880, the son of Ed and Jane McBeth Boyd. Nov. 27, 1902 he was married to Nellie Frick east of Cosperville. He was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are the wife; two sons, Claude of Gary, and Kenneth, Wawaka; four daughters, Mrs. George Bearss of Rochester, Mrs. Richard Long of Goshen, Mrs. Joseph Eberly of Kendallville, and Mrs. Fred Ott of Ligonier; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral at Cosperville Church Sunday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-?-1951
Boyd Kenneth R, 81, of Kendallville, died March 4, 1998 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born May 21, 1916 in Elkhart Twp, Noble County, to Homer and Nellie (Frick) Boyd. On March 21, 1937 in Albion he married Elizabeth Franks. A farmer and carpenter, he retired in 1982. He was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons, Kenneth Jr. and David of Albion, Gerald of Goshen, Roger of Kendallville, and Edward of Riverton, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. James (Sharon) Smith of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Jean) Ott of Ligonier; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A son, Harold, 2 brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-4-1998
Boyd Marshall L, son of Harrison and Emily Boyd, was born in Elkhart Twp on Dec. 26, 1867 and died at his home on April 13, 1944, being past 76 years of age. There were eight children in the family, all of whom with the parents have died, except one brother, Frank, who lives at Union, Montana. He was married to Mary Squires in 1897. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Burkhart of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Glen Peterson of South Bend; two grandsons, Glen Jr. Peterson of South Bend, and Eugene Peterson, now serving his country in New Guinea. Many years ago he joined the Baptist Church at Cosperville where services were held April 16. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 4-?-1944
Boyd Mary L, 65, of Albion, died June 30, 2006 at her home. She worked at United Technologies in Ligonier for many years. She was born in Kendallville on Jan. 22, 1941 to Welty and Helen (Gaff) Smith. She married David E. Boyd on March 2, 1959 in Albion at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. He died May 5, 2006. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Scott Parr of Auburn; one grandson, Austin Parr; and one sister, Gloria Bullock of Alexandria, Ga. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-1-2006
Boyd Maurice L, 42, died as a result of an automobile accident on County Rd 35, south of Waterloo, Saturday. He lived south of Auburn and was night plant superintendent at Wakefield Corp., Waterloo. He was born March 24, 1943 in Corunna to Gerald and Esther (Rhoades) Boyd. He married Beverly Spitler on Sept. 25, 1962 in Waterloo. Surviving are his mother in Kendallville; his wife; a daughter, Sheri Carper of Auburn; a son Maurice L. Jr. at home; two brothers, Darl of Houston, Texas, and Donald of Waterloo; three sisters, Sherry of Kendallville, Marilyn Baker of Kendallville, and Beverly Watson of Waterloo; one grandson, Kyle Carper. Funeral Tuesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 1-16-1985
Boyd Mildred Jane, 76, Noble County, died Oct. 28, 1992 at her home. She was born Aug. 14, 1916 in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Charles H. and Nettie Bowers Skeels. She attended Wolf Lake High School and Warner Beauty College in Fort Wayne. She operated a beauty shop in the Blackhawk Nursing Home in Fort Wayne and had also been employed as a dietician at nursing homes in Wolf Lake and Ligonier. She married Raymond D. Boyd on Dec. 31, 1938. He died Aug. 30, 1989. She was a member of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church at Merriam. Surviving are 2 sons, Larry of Kimmell and Phillip of Jackson, Miss.; a stepson; 6 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Keister and Mrs. Kathleen Hamman of Albion. Funeral Saturday at the Cornerstone Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 10-28-1992
Boyd Nellie M, about 86, of R. 3, Ligonier, died April 13, 1968 in Prairie View Nursing home at Warsaw. She was born Nov. 4, 1881 in Noble County, the daughter of John and Eleanor (Lamb) Frick and was a lifetime resident of the Wawaka community. She was married to Homer Boyd on Nov. 29, 1902 in Cosperville. He died in 1951. Survivors include two sons, Claude of Lake James and Kenneth of Albion; four daughters, Mrs. George (Merceda) Bearss of Rochester, Mrs. Richard (Lucille) Long of Goshen, Mrs. Joseph (Beatrice) Eberly of Wawaka, and Mrs. Fred (Jean) Ott of Ligonier; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister; two brothers, Jesse of Rome City, and George of Corunna. Services Tuesday in Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 4-?-1963
Boyd Otto, 43, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home here. He had been janitor of the Rome City School for several years. Surviving are the widow; one sister, Mrs. Ward Dukes of Three Rivers, Mich.; two half-brothers, Homer Boyd of Elkhart Twp and Frank of Salem, Ill.; one half-sister, Mrs. Wilma Domer of Howe. + 6-?-1938
Boyd Raymond D, 82, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Wednesday at his residence. Born April 19, 1907 in Whitley County, he was the son of George E. and Ida Della (Hanes) Boyd. On Dec. 31, 1938 he married Mildred J. Skeels. He grew up in Columbia City and later lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Detroit before moving to a farm near Wolf Lake in 1948. He had worked in Fort Wayne for the Pennsylvania Railroad and started his own business, the H. R. Boyd Co. that built bridges in the Detroit area. He was a member of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Garland of Fort Wayne, Larry of R. 1, Kimmell, and Phillip of Jackson, Mich.; two sisters, Darlene Jones of Calif., and Mary Wilson of Delphi; a brother, Harold of Calif.; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 8-30-1989
Boyd Shelly R, 16, died as a result of an automobile accident on County Rd 35, south of Waterloo, Saturday. She was born Feb. 2, 1969 to Maurice and Beverly (Spitler) Boyd in Auburn. Surviving are her mother; a brother, Maurice L. Jr., at home; a sister, Sheri Carper of Auburn; and her grandmothers, Esther Boyd and Ora McFarlin of Kendallville. Services Tuesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 11-14-1985
Boyer Albert M, about 73, for many years a resident and retired business man of this city, died Sunday at Miami, Fla. from heart trouble. He was Kendallville’s pioneer theater owner and manager. He also engaged in the grocery business and for many years was agent for the Adams Express Co. He came to this city from Tiffin, O., when a young man and embarked in the grocery business. About 33 years ago he became the owner and manager of the Spencer Opera House block, later known at the Boyer Opera House. He continued to operate the theater until he retired from the business. While in the theater business he operated the Adams Express Co. office as local agent. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Thomas, who at that time was engaged in teaching school at Albion. They have always maintained a home in this city. Two sons were born, Maynard and Will, the former having preceded the father in death some years ago. He was a member of Kendallville Lodge No. 1194, BPOE. Also surviving are one sister and one brother. Funeral Wednesday at the Diamond St. residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-29-1928
Boyer Donald G Jr, 44, of Albion died July 11, 2011, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Fort Wayne. He was born on January 19, 1967, in Knox, Indiana, the son of Donald G. Boyer and Janet (Gross) Boyer. He graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1985, and on September 6, 1985, he married Debra A. Kyle. He was a plant manager at Omni Source in Fort Wayne, and was a member of the U. S. Marine Corps. Surviving are his wife; his sons, Rick (Dorris) Boyer of San Diego, California, Randy (Brandy) Boyer of Beaufort, South Carolina, and Dennis Boyer who is a senior at Central Noble High School; a grandson, Andrew; his mother his father and stepmother, Donald G. (Rebecca) Boyer of Albion; a brother, Daniel Boyer of South Bend. Funeral July 18 at Brazzell Funeral Home. Military rites by Albion American Legion Post 146. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^7-15-2011
Boyer Elizabeth, 72, widow of the late A. M. Boyer and a resident of this city for many years, died last night at her apartment in the Hyde Park Hotel at Chicago. Death was the result of a stroke of apoplexy. She was born in 1856 at Columbia City, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Thomas. Prior to her marriage the family moved to this city. For a time she taught school at Albion. In 1877 while following the profession of a teacher, she and her husband were married. They had two sons, Maynard and Will, the former having preceded the father in death some years ago. She was an active member of the Tuesday Club. She and Mr. Boyer were active in the establishment of the Episcopal Church on Diamond St. They maintained a home on Diamond St. for many years. He was Kendallville’s pioneer theater owner and manager, acquiring the Spencer Opera House block, later the Boyer Opera House, and now known as the Strand Theater. + 12-21-1928
Boyer Georgia Lucille, 86, Kendallville, died today in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Leora) Mathews of Fort Wayne; a grandson, G. David Laur; a granddaughter and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-1-1991
Boyer Gerald R "Jack", 80, of Avilla, died Dec. 11 in his home. He was born in Hudson Sept. 7, 1919 to Ralph and Delphia (Martin) Boyer. On April 1, 1945 in St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville he married Kathleen Seng. He lived most of his life in Brushy Prairie, then moved to Iron, Mich. before moving to Avilla in 1989. He was a retired farmer and in 1983 retired from Starcraft in Topeka after 12 years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Jacque Sobasky of LaOtto, Cherry Peterson of Fort Wayne and Susan Boyer of Angola; 2 sons, Philip of Brushy Prairie and Gary of Avilla; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie Good, Nichole Barnhart, Andrew, Rusty and Kellie Sobasky, and Jeremy, Mathew and Bryan Boyer; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin, in 1953; a sister, Amy Boyer; and 3 brothers, David "Skip", Donald and Robert. Services in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Burial, Prince of Peace Cemetery, Hudson. ~ 12-16-1999
Boyer Henry M, pastor of Kendallville Circuit of the Methodist Protestant Church, died Dec. 5 in the 54th year of his age. Funeral at Allen Chapel near the parsonage on Tuesday. ^ 12-9-1880
Boyer Otto E, 83, of Kendallville, died Friday at home. He was born in Wauseon, Ohio Jan. 23, 1907, the son of Loren and Lottie (Ives) Boyer. On April 17, 1927 in Hudson, Mich., he married Georgia Lucille Fisher. He had owned and operated Boyer Refrigeration Sales & Service in Mich. 1946-75. Also a real estate agent, he was a member of Hudson Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Leora Mathews of Fort Wayne; a brother, Elbert of Toledo, Mich.; 2 grandchildren, G. David Laur of Sylvan Lake and Barbara Meyer of Fort Wayne; and 5 great-grandchildren. A sister and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 10-?-1990
Boyer Robert A, 60, Larwill, died Saturday in the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Steuben County, Aug. 27, 1917, he was the son of Ralph and Delphia (Martin) Boyer. He married Mabel Miller, who died in 1964. He retired in 1974 from No-Sag and was a member of VFW Post 2749, Kendallville. Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Kathi Brown, Larwill; one sister, Amy Irene, LaGrange; three brothers, Donald, R. 1, Angola, Gerald, R. 2, LaGrange, and David, R. 1, Angola; and two grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
Boyer Solomon, son of Michael and Christina Boyer, was born April 28, 1829 in Somerset County, Penn. and died at his residence on East St., Kendallville, Jan. 25. He was married April 7, 1857 in DeKalb County to Mary J. Emerick. They had 3 sons, Benjamin F., Noah S. and Francis M. He resided on farms in Noble and DeKalb counties until about 8 years ago when his residence became Kendallville. He was a Mason of many years standing. He belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church where funeral was held Jan. 27. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-5-1904
Boylan Mary E,96, of Wolcottville, died April 3, 2013, in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She moved to this area in 1970, coming from Wisconsin. She worked at Kneipp Springs of Rome City for 8 years. She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Portage, Wis., to Charles E. and Agnes (Lehan) Boylan. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Catherine Fargo and Sister Mary Roberta; and 6 brothers, John, Peter, Charles, Andres, Matthew, and Francis Boylan. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday in St. Gaspar Catholic Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery. ^ 4-5-2013
Boyle David H, 68, of Cromwell, died Aug. 2, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was retired from BRC Rubber Co. He was born Nov. 13, 1936 in Angola to William H. and Luella (Snyder) Boyle On July 1, 1977 in Albion he married Cecelia Jean Boyle. Surviving are his mother; his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Kathy Boyle of Ligonier and Jason and Branda Musselman of Ossian; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Debra and Tom Karr of Bardstown, Ky., Sarah Chiddister of Henderson, Ky., Brenda Baker of Albion, and Teresa and Andrew Kasper of Dayton, Ohio; 2 stepsons; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerould and Sandra Boyle of Albion; a sister, Bonnie Kimmell of Albion; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-4-2005
Boyle James E - Mrs. Kenneth (Meletine) Amstutz, R. 1, Avilla, received word Monday of the death of her brother, James E. Boyle, 42, of Pontiac, Mich. Born in Fort Wayne, he lived there for 23 years until moving to Pontiac. He was employed by the General Motors Corp. Additional survivors include his wife, Evelyn; three sons; three daughters; three brothers; and three other sisters. ~ 10-10-1968
Boyle Luella B, 96, died January 30, 2012 at Northridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was born on December 8, 1915, in Noble County, the daughter of Homer and Henrietta (Christlieb) Snyder. On January 20, 1946, she married William Boyle in Angola. He died in 1995. She worked at Lisle Electric, retiring from there in 1983. Surviving are her children, Bonnie Kimmel of Albion and Jerould and Cassandra Boyle of Albion; her grandchildren, Randy (Mary Jo) Kimmel, Paul (Vicky) Kimmel and Robin (Mike) McCormick, Morgan (Radee) Boyle, Norman Boylel, Marty (Angie) Boyle, Jeffrey Boyle, and Jason Musselman; 17 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Ellen Rowe of Auburn. She was preceded in death by a son, David H. Boyle Jr.; one sister; and 4 brothers. Funeral Feb. 3 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-1-2012
Boyle William H, 72, of Albion, died Friday in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1922 in Angola to Albert and Cora (Case) Boyle. On Jan. 20, 19046 in Angola he married Luella Snyder. A retired farmer, in 1984 he also retired from the Albion Lumber Co. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Bonnie Kimmel of Albion; 2 sons, Jerould of Ligonier and David of Cromwell; one brother, Raymond of LaGrange; one sister, Mary Barron of Texas; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-13-1995
Boyles David H, 60, died July 12, 2002 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He worked for Brooks Construction as a heavy equipment operator for the last 13 years, and had worked for Hipskind Asphalt in Fort Wayne for 20 years. He was a member of Kendallville Masonic Lodge 276 and IBOE Local 150. He was born June 28, 1942 to George Boyles and Juanita (Clifford) Masters in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Rome City High School in 1961 and married Sandra Garton Dec. 14, 1963 in Rome City. Surviving are his mother in LaGrange; his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Boyles, Michael Todd and Heather Boyles of Rome City; 4 grandchildren, Lacy, Wyatt, Walker and Weston Boyles; 3 brothers, Darwin of Rome City and Larry and Wesley of Fla.; 2 sisters, Marsha Kitchen of Rome City and Donna Atwater of Howe; a stepbrother and a stepsister. Services Wednesday at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-15-2002
Boyles Sandra L,70, of Rome City, died June 18, 2013 in Visiting Nurse and Hospital Home, Fort Wayne. She was an LPN at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. She retired from Uniform Printing in Kendallville. She attended the Rome City Methodist Church. She was a member of the Rome City American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary. She was born January 31, 1943, in Fort Wayne to Wayne T. and Geraldine L. (Burton) Garton. On December 14, 1963, in Rome City, she married David Boyles. He died July 12, 2002. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert W. “Rob” Boyles of Cincinnati and Todd (Heather) Boyles of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Lacy (Braiden Flinn) Boyles, Wyatt Boyles, Walker Boyles and Weston Boyles; a sister, Kathleen Blotkamp of Orland. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Thomas “Tom” Garton Jr. Funeral, June 21, 2013 in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-20-2013
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, 77, died at his Wolcottville home this morning. He leaves a wife and 5 children, Morton of Logansport, Mesdames Kate and Rollin Eddy, both living west of Wolcottville, Mrs. Emma Ervans of LaGrange and Mrs. Anna Jenkins of Kalamazoo. ^ 6-8-1906
Bozynski James W, 20, R. 1, Kendallville was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-car accident just south of Avilla on SR 3 Saturday. He was born in Detroit, Mich., January 14, 1963, the son of Richard A. and Shirley (Fraiser) Bozynski, who survive. He was a student at IU-PU in Fort Wayne. Surviving with his parents are two brothers, Richard A. II of Kendallville and Mike, at home; grandmothers Madeline Fraiser of Kendallville and Erma Bozynski of Dearborn Heights, Mich. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. ~ 8-5-1962

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