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Brothwell George Thomas, son of Emory and Pauline Brothwell, was born at Bridgeport, Conn. Jan. 25, 1841; died at his home at Rome City Jan. 28, 1908, aged 67 years and 3 days. At the age of 19 he came to Noble County and at the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry, being mustered in Aug. 5, 1862. He was in many well-known campaigns including Sherman’s March to the Sea and northward to join Grant in Virginia. He was in the corps that had the distinguished honor to lead in the Grand Review at Washington at the close of the war and was mustered out June 8, 1865. On Jan. 21, 1869 he married Maggie Warner, daughter of H. H. and Drucilla Warner. They have lived on their farm near Rome City and within that village almost continuously ever since. They were members of the M. E. Church. He helped to organize the Island Park Assembly. He leaves a widow and one brother living in Nebraska. ^ 2-6-1908
Brothwell John, 67, died Dec. 10, 1874. He was a pioneer of Noble County, was a commissioner for many years and a representative in the legislature. He was a native of Bridgeport, Conn. He settled in Noble County in 1836. + Clippings book
Brothwell Marilda W was the third of 9 children of Bryant White and Rachel Bates, pioneers of western New York in 1816. She was born in the log cabin at Barrie, Orleans County, Nov. 9, 1820; and died at the home of her son-in-law, J. S. Rinehart, at Kendallville, Nov. 8. She married John F. Brothwell, a pioneer of Noble County, Oct. 24, 1845 and made her home in Noble County soon thereafter, residing on their farm 56 miles west of Rome City, but of recent years in Kendallville. She inherited the religion of her New England ancestors of both sides and was a member of the Universalist Church. She leaves 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a granddaughter. Funeral was at her home Nov. 10. Burial in the family cemetery on the former home farm 5 miles west of Rome City. ^ 11-15-1901
Broughton Bela, 93, native and lifelong resident of Noble County, and one of the few surviving Civil War veterans of Noble County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. W. Martin, at LaOtto last Saturday. Last rites were held Monday with burial in Swan Cemetery. Surviving are the daughter and two sons, Elton of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Walter of Swan Twp, and a brother, W. H. Broughton of Columbus, O. He enlisted in the Civil War with Company F, 13th Indiana Volunteers and served two years. He came home to vote during the war, casting his first vote for Abraham Lincoln. * 12-?-1936
Broughton Charles S, a young man of Swan, died on Tuesday of last week of consumption in Colorado, where he had gone for his health. The remains were brought back to his old home and funeral services were held Sunday at Swan. ~ 10-30-1890 He was the son of Orville Broughton and the former GR&I agent at Swan. ^ 10-24-1890
Broughton Emily Elizabeth, wife of Bela Broughton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Martin, at LaOtto, Thursday from complications incident to senility. On Oct. 30, 1864 she married Bela Broughton, 93. For 68 years the couple resided on a farm in Swan Twp. Three years ago they came to the home of the daughter in LaOtto to reside. Surviving besides the husband and daughter are two sons, Elton of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Walter of Swan Twp. The funeral was held Saturday from the Martin home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 11-?-1935
Broughton Florence, 95, died May 15 in Sheehy Nursing Home in Butler. She was born Dec. 18, 1861 southwest of Avilla, the daughter of Nathan and Frances Smith Broughton. She was a member of this community until going to the Home several years ago. The only survivors are a niece, Evelyn Broughton and a nephew, Archie C. Broughton, both of Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Church. Services Friday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home here. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-23-1957
Broughton Florence, youngest daughter of Charles and Hester Ann Lemmon, was born in Seneca County, Ohio, May 13, 1863, died February 8, 1922, aged 58 years, 8 months and 26 days. She moved with her parents to a farm west of Avilla in the year 1869 and spent most of her life near this place. She married Everett Broughton Oct. 12, 1882. They had five children, Roy William, Clara May, Archie Charles, Halcyon Edith, and Florence Evelyn, all of whom with the husband survive. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Avilla. * 2-?-1922
Broughton Forbes H, 84, for 55 years a practicing physician in LaGrange County, a Civil War veteran of the old 44th Ind. Volunteer regiment died Friday evening at the home of his son, Bernard Broughton, one and one-half miles north of Wolcottville. He had lived with Mrs. Broughton in Wolcottville, having been taken to the home of the son just a few days before his death. The deceased was born in Avilla April 26, 1849, the son of William and Rebecca Broughton, and was the last survivor of a family of seven children. When 14 years of age he joined the 44th Ind. Volunteer and served two years during the stirring days of the Civil War. After his return from the army he took up the study of medicine and surgery at the Detroit College of Medicine and the Indiana State Medical College at Indianapolis. Following his graduation he began practice in Wolcottville. For many years he served as physician and surgeon for the Wabash railroad. He was a member of the Indiana State Medical Association. In 1877 on Christmas day, Dr. Broughton was united in marriage to Miss Abigail Call of South Milford. To them were born two sons, one preceding him in death.  The widow and one son, Bernard, survive. Thus is brought to a close a life of usefulness through a period when the services of a physician were given through the greatest difficulty.  Traveling over poorly prepared roads at all seasons of the year and at all times of day or night, truly Dr. Broughton served usefully and well.  Entering the great Civil War when a mere lad of fourteen years, he saw a span of activity embracing 70 years. LaGrange Standard 6-1-1933
Broughton Irene (VanFerson) was born at Avilla on May 9, 1848, and died at her home in Kendallville March 22, aged 54 years 10 months and 13 days. She was married to Delmar Broughton July 13, 1881. She was a member of the Christian Church. She leaves her husband, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral at the home on Iddings St. March 24. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-27-1903
Broughton Mary Jane (Wright) was born March 21, 1839; died Jan. 30, aged 55 years 10 months and 9 days. She was born in Swan Twp where she continued to reside during her life, excepting a few years. She married Orville Broughton Dec. 8, 1859. They had 10 children, 5 of whom with the husband remain. In 1854 in the old log church at Bethlehem she united with the church and later was received into the membership in the M. E. Church at Swan. She regretted that Elroy and Jennie, her oldest son and daughter, who are in the west, could not be with her in her last days. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 2-8-1895
Broughton Mortimer, 73, of Kendallville and a lifelong resident of Noble County and a veteran of the Civil War, died at Lakeside Hospital in that city Thursday from pneumonia. Surviving are the widow; one son, Morton of Kalamazoo, Mich.; four brothers, Dr. F. R. Broughton of Wolcottville, Dr. F. Broughton of Toledo, L. Broughton of Kansas City, Mo., and Charles Broughton in the west; and one sister, Mrs. C. L. VanFerson of Wolcottville. Funeral Saturday from the residence. Burial in Wolcottville Cemetery. ~ 10-20-1920
Broughton Nettie, 84, died Monday at McCray Hospital. She was born October 31, 1875, in Swan Twp, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Whonsetler. She married Walter Broughton March 30, 1898, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1958. She was a member of the Swan Methodist Church and Avilla Chapter No. 155, OES. Surviving are the husband, Walter; a daughter, Ruth at home; and two brothers, Clyde, Avilla and Clement, Aurora, Ill. Services this afternoon at Swan Methodist Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-2-1960
Broughton Nora, daughter of county commissioner William Broughton, died near Avilla on Wednesday of last week. She was about 16 and had been ailing for some time. Albion New Era 6-20-1878
Broughton Roy W, 63, a former Avilla resident, died Tuesday in Sylvan Beach, N.Y. Funeral will be held Friday there. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Lewis and Evelyn Broughton; a brother Archie C., all of Fort Wayne. ~ 1-29-1948
Broughton Ruth, 92, of Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, died there Oct. 30, 1993. She was born in LaOtto in March 7, 1901 and lived in Swan Twp before moving to Elkhart and later Goshen. A 1923 graduate of Indiana University inn Bloomington, she earned her master's degree from Columbia University in 1936. She taught English in Elkhart High School for 35 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Elkhart, Delta Kappa Gamma and Pi Lambda Theta sororities, and a former member of OES. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 10-30-1993
Broughton Samuel was born Aug. 4, 1819 in Jefferson County, N.Y.; died Sept. 14, at his home with his son, Bela, aged 82 years 1 month and 10 days. In 1834 he moved with his parents to Clark County, Ohio; thence to Champaign County, where his father died in 1838. In the fall of 1838 he moved with his mother to Swan Twp, where he had resided continuously with the exception of 4 years. In 1839 he was married to Almira Cummings in Urbana, Ohio. He leaves 6 children, his companion and one child having preceded him in death. He also leaves one brother and 2 sisters. During the Civil War he was a member of the 5th Indiana Battery for a short time. Funeral at the M. E. Church Sept. 16. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 9-20-1901
Broughton Susan, about 70, native of Noble County and practically a lifelong resident of this city and community, died this morning at the home of her son, Morton Jr. at Schoolcraft, Mich. It is believed she was stricken with influenza. She was born just west of Avilla, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Amos. She married Mortimer Broughton and for years they resided on S. State St. He was a veteran of the Civil War. With the exception of several years spent in Kansas, they had lived most of their life in this vicinity. He died about eight years ago, and four years ago she went to Schoolcraft to live with her son. Funeral Monday at Schoolcraft, with short services at the Wolcottville Cemetery. + 12-22-1928
Broughton Thomas Atchison, 17, son of Lafayette and Drucilla Broughton, died Monday at the family home east of the city of diphtheria. Funeral was Tuesday at the house. He was born in Kendallville Aug. 7, 1881; died June 13 at the old M.P. parsonage 2 ½ miles east of Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 6-16-1899
Broughton Walter B, 90, R. 1, LaOtto, died Friday at his home. A retired farmer, he lived in the LaOtto-Avilla area all his life. He was born May 7, 1876, the son of Bela and Emily Broughton. On March 30, 1898, he was married at Huntertown to Nettie Whonsetler, who died in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ruth, at home; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Martin, LaOtto; and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church, Avilla, and had been a member of the Avilla Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. Funeral Tuesday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 12-29-1966
Broughton William was born in Jefferson County, N. Y., June 29, 1822, and died at his home near Stockton, Kansas, Saturday, July 1, 1893. He came with his father’s family to Swan Twp in 1839. The following winter he attended school in Ohio, and on his return to Swan, he and his brother Samuel began brick making. On March 24, 1844, he was married to Miss Rebecca Cosper and they had seven children, Charles W, Cordelia, Mortimer, Forbes H., Lafayette, Frank and Nora.. Mrs. Broughton died October 16, 1880, and on April 23, 1881, Mr. Broughton married her sister, Mrs. Hannah (Cosper) Shroyer. He lived for many years in this township, engaged in farming, brick making, building, lumbering, etc. He was always prominent in public affairs and held many positions of trust. His last public work here was to superintend the building of the foundations of the Noble County courthouse. He removed to Kansas about eight years ago. His remains arrived in Avilla last Friday and, after funeral at the M. E. Church, were laid to rest in the Avilla Cemetery beside those of his first wife. A noticeable event was observed at the funeral of William Broughton. It was the attendance of Dr. and Mrs. P. C. Isbell and their complete family of seven children, consisting of five sons and two daughters, the youngest, Mrs. Anna Winans, being forty years of age July 9. Mr. Broughton, the deceased, married two sisters of Mrs. Isbell. ~ 7-13-1893 ^ 7-14-1893
Broughton William A, 23 years, 1 month and 19 days, died at the residence of his mother about 2 miles southwest of Avilla Feb. 29. The son of Nathan Broughton, he leaves a mother, brother and 2 sisters. The funeral was the following Tuesday at the Avilla Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 3-11-1880 Albion New Era 3-11-1880
Brouse Alvina E (Matthews), 75, wife of Curtis Brouse, died at her home at Kendallville Aug. 4, from heart trouble. She was born in Grant County, Wis., and came with her parents to this city in 1859. On July 1, 1864 she married Curtis Brouse, who survives, together with one son, Mayor U. C. Brouse of this city, who is also a member of the state board of agriculture; and one grandson, Don, at home, Kendallville. + 8-?-1921
Brouse Curtis was born in Wayne County, Ohio March 4, 1810; died in Kendallville Aug. 8, aged 83 years 5 months and 4 days. He was married to Rebecca Wall in 1830 and in 1836 he with his family moved to Medina County, Ohio; and in 1854 to Noble County. His wife died in 1863 and in 1867 he married a second wife who died in 1867. In 1869 he married a third time to Mary Bodien. He was the father of 11 children, 4 of whom are dead. Three sons and 4 daughters are living. He was a member of the Evangelical Association. The following from a distance were present at the funeral; Henry Brouse, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Meirs, Mrs. John Stem, the former a son, the last 2 daughters; David and Vincent Stem, nephews; Mrs. Hattie File and Mrs. Rosa Cady, nieces, all of Charlotte, Mich.; Frederick Brouse and Mrs. McElhaney, brother and sister of Ray, Ind. ^ 8-18-1893
Brouse Curtis, 83, Civil War veteran, died at the home of his son, Mayor U. C. Brouse, in Kendallville Monday morning of last week. He was born in Medina, Ohio, and with his parents came to Allen Twp, Noble County, when he was 14 years old. Excepting six years spent in Ohio, he has lived in Noble County continuously since. About twenty years ago the family moved from the farm to the city of Kendallville. July 1, 1864, he was married to Miss Elvina E. Matthews who died about two years ago. Albion New Era 11-21-1923
Brouse Jennie Lind, 74, died at the family home in Kendallville Dec. 26, 1943, following a severe heart attack Wednesday of last week. Her husband, U. C. Brouse, for many years mayor of Kendallville and secretary of the Noble County Fair Association, survives, as does one son, Lt. Colonel Don Brouse, now stationed at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral Thursday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1943
Brouse U C, 82, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital, where he had been a patient since Nov. 2 when he was injured in an auto accident. He served four terms as mayor of Kendallville, had been a member of the Indiana State Fair Board for 28 years and recently had been re-elected secretary of the Noble County Fair Board for the 40th consecutive time. A native of Noble County, he spent about 35 years on a farm prior to moving to Kendallville. Active in Republican politics, he served as Noble County chairman several times. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Donald of Madison, Wis. Funeral Saturday at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1946
Browand Anna, daughter of John and Elizabeth Boddien, was born June 7, 1861 at Gross Raden, Mecklenburg, Germany, died Jan. 3, 1893 in Kendallville. She was married to David Elmore Browand in the fall of 1880. They had one boy and two girls, the baby only five months old. The funeral was at the German Methodist Church today. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-3-1893 ^ 1-13-1893
Browand Catharine (Shank) was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Feb. 15, 1809, died two miles north of Kendallville, March 8, 1889, aged 80 years and 21 days. She was married November 20, 1828 in Lancaster County, Pa. to David M. Browand. Soon after their marriage they moved to Erie County, Pa., where they lived sixteen years, then with her husband and seven children, they moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., where they lived until 1863. Then with their family they moved to Noble County, two miles north of Kendallville, where she has lived until her death. Her husband died May 3, 1883 at the age of 80 years 6 months and 19 days. She had eight sons and two daughters; they are all living except one daughter who died Sept. 16, 1883 and all of them live in and near Kendallville except one son who lives in Fort Wayne. She had five sons in the late war, all of whom came home with honorable discharges. She had thirty-one grandchildren, twelve are dead and nineteen living, and she has eleven great-grandchildren, all living. She united with the Christian Church. + 3-8-1889 ^ 3-15-1889
Browand Cecil Mildred Hursey, 91, died in Southview Nursing Home in Kendallville May 6, 1993. Born in Round Ground, MO., on May 10, 1901, she was the daughter of Jonas Van Every and Hallie Naomi (Smith) Abrams. She married Frank A. C. Hursey on April 2, 1920 in Fort Wayne. He died Oct. 24, 1940. On March 1, 1943 in Kendallville she married Maurice Mason Browand. He died May 17, 1968. She was a graduate of Albion High School and attended International Business College. She was a member of Past Noble Grand of Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are a son, Robert Hursey of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, William Hursey, Sharon Faville and Cindy Franklin; and 3 great-grandchildren, Heather, Erin and Heath Hursey. A daughter, Agnes Franklin, died in March 1988; and a grandson, Terry Hursey, died in May 1975. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-6-1993
Browand David E, 70, retired farmer, was killed here in an accident at the intersection of Mitchell and Riley streets Saturday. He was crossing the street when struck by an auto driven by Robert Ryan, aged 18. Ryan said he was going west on Mitchell St. at a speed of 30 miles an hour. Browand was born in Noble County July 4, 1860, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Browand and was the last of a large family of pioneer residents of this section. He was a resident of the county all his life. He was twice married, his second wife being Hannah Eichelberg. The marriage took place in 1893. The widow and three daughters, Mrs. William Witt of Leo, Mrs. Frances Beauchat and Mrs. Clifford Hampshire of Kendallville; and seven grandchildren survive. Funeral Tuesday at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1930
Browand David M was born in Lancaster County, Penn. Oct. 14, 1802; died in Noble County, May 3, aged 80 years, 6 months and 19 days. He married Catharine Shank Nov. 20, 1828 and went to Erie County, Penn., where they remained 16 years. Thence, with his wife and 7 children he moved to Fort Wayne where he lived till 1863. Thence he moved his family to Kendallville where he resided until death. Five of his sons served their time for the Union in the Civil War. All returned alive. He is survived by his widow and 10 children. The oldest child, Mrs. M. M. Bowen, is past 53 years. The youngest is over 29. All married but one and all but one (David who lives in Nebraska) reside in and around Kendallville. He united with the Church of Christ in 1847. He was buried May 5. ^ 5-10 & 6-29-1883
Browand E Ann, 78, died April 28, 2006 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She had worked at Eaton in Kendallville for 14 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary and she established the Noble County Humane Shelter in 1971. She was born Feb. 10, 1928 in Fort Wayne to Fred and Gladys (Egloff) Richards. She married C. Gene Browand on May 28, 1948 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Ron Mellott of Kendallville; a son, Larry of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Cory, Amy and Scott Mellott, Cassandra and Connie Browand; 3 great-grandchildren, Christian, Brooklyn and Madison Mellott; and a brother, Stanley W. Richards of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by a brother, James F. Richards. Services Monday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-29-2006
Browand Elizabeth L "Betty", 71, of Kendallville, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor. Born in Kendallville July 2, 1915, she was the daughter of Geoffrey and Mabel (Richard) Browand. She was a lifetime Kendallville resident and had been employed 48 years for Colter (now Holmes) Lumber Co., formerly of Kendallville and now of Columbia City. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Esther Circle and Preceptor Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William (Ruth) Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Robert (June) Brennan, both Kendallville; three nieces and three nephews. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-26-1986
Browand Elsie, 81, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Kendallville Manor Health Care. She was born in Noble County March 3, 1905 to James and Dora (Hockenbarger) Kuhn. On March 6, 1922 in Hillsdale, Mich., she married Alfred A. Browand, who died Sept. 7, 1960. A homemaker, she was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Post 86, Second time Around Club, Wayne Twp Homemakers’ Club and Senior Citizens Club. Surviving are five daughters, Virginia Bordner of Charleston, S.C., Marjorie Browand, Kathleen Campbell and Evelyn Diehm, all Kendallville, and Bonnie King of Kimmell; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 10-29-1986
Browand Emma, daughter of M. S. and M. J. Browand, born Feb. 2, 1873, died Aug. 10, 1881 of diphtheria, aged 8 years, 5 months and 19 days. ^ 8-18-1881
Browand Ethel May, infant daughter of Aaron and Isabelle Browand living 2 miles north of the city, died Sept. 9 of brain fever. Funeral was at the residence on the 11th. ^ 10-7-1887
Browand Frances died last night from impyema. She was 24 years, 11 months and 12 days of age. Last fall she was taken to New Mexico in the hope of an improvement but the change was unavailing. She lived with her mother, brothers and sisters at 287 S. Harrison St. The remains will be taken to Kendallville for interment. Ft. Wayne Journal. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + No date
Browand Gene, 83, of Kendallville, died June 9, 2012 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He retired in 1991 after 26 years with Kraft Foods in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 86, Kendallville. He was a ham radio operator and went by the code of “K9RGY”. He was born May 5, 1929, in Kendallville to George Frederick and Martha (Snellenberger) Browand. On May 28, 1948, in Fort Wayne he married E. Ann Richards. She died April 28, 2006. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Ron Mellott of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry Dean and Lori Browand of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren, Cory Mellott, Amy Worsham, Scott Mellott, Cassandra Mitchell, Connie Browand, Jeremy Church, Stephanie Barry, and Ammie Mellott; and 12 great-grandchildren, Madison Mellott, Brooklyn Mellott, Christian Mellott, Rylee Worsham, Selena Mitchell, Hayley Mitchell, Nora Church, Miranda Smith, Dylan Smith, Hunley Smith, Cain Smith, and Kennedy Barry. Funeral June 15 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-11-2012
Browand Geoffrey, 86, lifetime Kendallville resident, 407 N. Riley St., died Sunday at McCray Hospital. He was born March 28, 1890 in Kendallville to William H. and Mary C. (Jackson) Browand. On July 5, 1914 he married Mabel Richard in Kendallville. He was a retired 55-year employee of McCray Corp. where he was a member of the Twenty-year Club. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Ben Hur Lodge. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Elizabeth L., 407 N. Riley St., Mrs. William (Ruth) Fitzpatrick, 509 N. Summit St., Mrs. Robert (June) Brennan, 432 Lake St.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1976
Browand George F, 63, retired resident of 208 S. Orchard St., died this morning in Westville hospital. A lifetime resident of this community, he was born in Wayne Twp on April 24, 1900, the son of Henry and Minnie Browand. On April 25, he was married to Martha Snellenberger. He was a 24-year employee of the former Flint & Walling Co. here and after its closing he worked at the Newnam Foundry until his retirement. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are the widow; a son, Gene, this city; two grandchildren; three brothers, Maurice, this city; Arthur, Berne, Calif., and Rolland, Mt. Pisgah; and five sisters, Mrs. Agatha Marshall, Scott, Mich., Mrs. Mayrietta Marshall, Albion, Mrs. Henriette Mitchell, Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Juanita King, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Constance Hampshire, this city. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1963
Browand Isabella (Cunningham) was born March 26, 1861 near Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y.; died Feb. 18 near Kendallville, aged 27 years, 10 months and 21 days. Her mother died when she was one year old and on her deathbed gave her to a neighbor lady by the name of McEwen, who moved to Michigan in 1826. In 1880 she moved to Kendallville where the foster mother died about 4 months ago in Wayne County, N.Y. Isabella did not remember of ever seeing her own father or mother. She was married in Kendallville April 25, 1882 to Miles A. Browand. They had 2 children. The girl died 17 months ago at the age of 4 months. The little boy of 6 years old and the husband survive. ^ 2-22-1889
Browand Jacob was found by the Lake Shore section men, lying beside the track in a helpless condition. He was taken home and medical aid summoned, but Tuesday he died from neuralgia of the heart. He was one of the oldest of the Browand brothers and served his country in the 29th Indiana. Funeral Thursday. Burial Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-12-1906
Browand Kenneth, the 2-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Browand, died at Auburn Wednesday. Interment at Lake View Cemetery. Another child of Mr. Browand’s died two months ago. Mr. Browand is a son of Michael Browand of this city. ^ 11-7-1902
Browand Mabel E, 85, 407 N. Riley St., died today in McCray Hospital after suffering a stroke. Born in Kendallville on April 29, 1896, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Kasbaum) Richard. On July 5, 1914 in Kendallville she married Geoffrey L. Browand, who died Nov. 21, 1976. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Ben Hur Lodge, and Morning Circle at her church. Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth L, 407 N. Riley St., Mrs. William (Ruth) Fitzpatrick, 509 N. Summit St., and Mrs. Robert (June) Brennan, 432 Lake St.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-1-1981
Browand Martha S, 76, died at Byron Health Care Center, Fort Wayne today. She was born in Watervliet, Mich., June 3, 1906 to Ellsworth L. and Daisy M. (Shook) Snellenberger. On April 25, 1924 in Kendallville she married George F. Browand, who died April 17, 1964. She moved to Kendallville in 1924 from Lorraine, Ohio, and was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are a son, C. Gene of 313 Wood St., Kendallville; a sister, Opal, Kendallville; a brother, Edward E. of Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-7-1982
Browand Michael Henry, 72, practically a lifelong resident of Kendallville, died Sunday at the home of his son. Death was brought about by apoplexy. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Sam Marshall, Mrs. Harry Marshall, Mrs. George Hampshire, all in or near Kendallville, Mrs. Leroy King and Mrs. Nathan Waddell, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Pirl Mitchell of Elmira, N.Y.; five sons, Maurice, George, Alfred, Arthur and Rolland, all Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Seth Graham of Marion, O. Minnie (Westphal) Browand, wife, died in 1920. One son died in infancy. + 8-9-1936
Browand Miles Aaron, 73, died at his home in Wayne Twp Thursday from apoplexy. He had been a resident of this community for over 50 years, coming here from Fort Wayne. Surviving are the widow; one son, Herbert; and one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Wilson. Funeral Saturday afternoon from the Church of Christ. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 4-29-1926
Browand Minnie Inis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Browand, aged 13 years, 6 months and 20 days, died May 21 of diphtheria. Funeral was at the family residence on Lincoln St. last Sunday. ^ 5-26-1881
Browand Premelia (Compton) was born near Cincinnati, Ohio Feb. 1, 1840 and died at her home in Kendallville Feb. 18, aged 57 years and 18 days. Her family moved to Allen County, Ind. in 1844, settling 8 miles east of Fort Wayne. Here they lived until 1856 when her father and mother died in one day and were buried in one grave. Soon after this she returned to the scenes of her childhood in Ohio where she spent 2 years with an aunt. On Jan. 8, 1859 she married Jacob Browand. They had three sons and 2 daughters, all of whom survive. She came with her family to Kendallville in the winter of 1865 where they resided until her death. In Feb. 1868 she joined the Church of Christ where funeral was held Feb. 20. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-25-1898
Browand Rolland Paul "Toots", 64, R. R. 3, LaGrange, died Friday at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Elsie Browand, R. 1, Kendallville. A native of Noble County, he was born March 3, 1907, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Henry Browand. He was a lifetime area resident. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Agatha Marshall, Scott, Mae Marshall, Albion, Juanita King, Sturgis, Mich., Constance Hampshire, Kendallville, and Mrs. Pirl Mitchell, Elmira, N.Y. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 12-?-1971
Browder Dawnee Sue, 43, died Dec. 29, 2006 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Chicago on July 23, 1963 to Dana Thomas and Wilma Jean (Handy) Browder. Surviving are 2 daughters, Crystal and Cassandra Browder; a son, Kyle Inzer, all of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Debbie Krizanovic, Round Lake Park, Ill., and Darla Browder, Peoria, Ill.; 3 brothers, Danny and Darren Browder of Seattle, Wash., and David Browder, Wis.; and 2 grandchildren, Damryn Osbun and Caydence Becker. A sister, Deana Browder, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 12-31-2006
Brower Charles E, 60, of Columbia City, brother of Merle and Richard Brower of Wolf Lake, died Oct. 15 in the Veterans Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Noble Twp to Frank and Ora Benner Brower, he grew up on the Brower farm on Ormas Road just west of SR 109. During WW II he served in Australia and the Philippines with the U. S. Army. He married Annabelle Sheets Nov. 25, 194 and they lived in Fort Wayne, later moving to Columbia City, where they had resided since 1954. He was employed at the Gripco Co. in South Whitley before retiring on Oct. 3, 1983 for reasons of health. Surviving are his wife; a daughter; a granddaughter; 2 other brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Tuesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. * 10-?-1983
Brower Mary Ellen, 54, 539 N. Main St., Kendallville, died Friday at her residence. Born in Noble County April 16, 1924, she was the daughter of Joseph Leroy and Audrey Mae (Howard) Raber. She married James Brower in Chicago, Ill. Sept. 14, 1949. She was a lifetime resident of Chicago except for 20 years. Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Peggy Ann, Kendallville; four sons, George E. Emerick III and James M. Brower, both Kendallville, Joseph Lee Saret, Fort Wayne, and Barry Brower, Battle Creek, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 7-?-1978
Brower Merle F, 74, of Noble Twp, Noble County, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Whitley County on July 4, 1921 to Frank and Ora (Bennett) Brower. On Sept. 6, 1947 he married Marie Goodrich. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He retired from Dana-Weatherhead Corp. with more than 25 years of service. Surviving are his wife; 3daughters, Mrs. David (Karen) McConnell and Mrs. Robert (Kathy) Kuzniar of Churubusco, and Mrs. Gary (Pam) Kohlmeier of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, Richard of Wolf Lake, Paul of Columbia City and Kenneth of North Webster; 2 sisters, Mary Parker and Gladys Brower of Columbia City; 6 grandchildren, Dawn and Chris Brower, Josh Knox, Emily, Aaron and Alec Kuzniar; and a great-granddaughter, Autumn Stump. Two sisters, Irene and Esther; and 2 brothers, Donald and Charles, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 7-19-1995
Brower Richard D, 73, of Wolf Lake, died Dec. 3, 2005 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1932 in Ormas in Noble County to William Frances and Ora Ethel (Bennett) Brower. He hauled gravel for Art Luther, did lumbering and logging and retired from International Harvester in 1982 after 25 years of service. He completed his education at Wolf Lake High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict and was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion and VFW 4717 in Wolf Lake. Surviving are a son, Michael of Cromwell; 3 daughters, Janet Brower of Osgood, Jerry Brower of Topeka and Debra Brower of Cromwell; 2 brothers, Paul of Columbia City and Kenneth of Texas; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Donald, Merle and Charles; and 4 sisters, Irene, Esther and Gladys Brower and Mary Parker preceded him in death. Services Dec. 7 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 12-4-2005
Brower Victor F "Dick" died Monday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1888 at Pierceton to Henry and Samantha (Mock) Brower and was a lifetime resident of the Pierceton-North Webster area. In 1907 he married Lela Walgamuth, who died in 1967. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Forest (Icel) Aickel of Goshen; 5 sons, James, Pierceton, William, Webster, Wis., Joseph, Dayton, O., Eldon and Charles, North Webster; one sister, Mrs. Alta Smith, Pierceton; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. + 8-?-1972
Brown Alonzo A, 68, of Cromwell, died last Thursday in LaGrange Hospital of carcinoma. He was born in Cromwell on March 30, 1887, the son of Samuel and Susan (Miller) Brown. He had lived all of his life in the Cromwell community. He married Lena Bower on Nov. 28, 1910 in Albion. A carpenter by trade, he was a member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Weber of Albion and Mrs. Martha Whetten of near New Paris; two sons, Don of near Kendallville, and Dennis of Cromwell; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Otis of Cromwell, Joe of Mishawaka, and George of St. Paris, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Mayfield of Ligonier, and Mrs. Pearl McIntyre of Cassopolis, Mich. Funeral Sunday in Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1955
Brown Anna, 71, died February 12, in the Souder Hospital, Auburn. She was a native of New Haven. Following her marriage to William Brown in 1915 she resided in Fort Wayne. In 1930 they moved to LaOtto and for twenty-seven years, Mr. and Mrs. Brown have operated a lunch room and sold school supplies. Surviving in addition to the husband is a sister, Mrs. Anson Warner, Huntertown. Services Monday in the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, IOOF Cemetery at New Haven. ~ 2-18-1960
Brown Anna E, 75, died Thursday at her home in Green Twp from pneumonia. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Bowers of Winter Park, Fla., and Mrs. Ira Resler of Noble County; a son, Nelson at home; five brothers, Isaac and Harry McCoy of Sturgis, Mich., Leslie McCoy of Portland, and George McCoy of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Cooley of Avilla, and Mrs. Elizabeth Huston, East Liverpool, O. Funeral at Blue River Brethren Church Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Brown Anna E, 93, died Feb. 20 at Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Payne, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1892, the daughter of Leven and Louissa F. Leeth. She married Jonas Brown April 3, 1911 in Paulding, Ohio. He died July 8, 1965. She was a lifetime area resident and was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Miller, Wawaka, and Wanetta Cook, Rome City; a sister, Rhode Baughman of Holly, Mich.; a brother, David Leeth, Payne, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 2-27-1986
Brown Annis, daughter of Cornelius and Isadora Ott, was born Feb. 18, 1885 and died April 19, 1930 at Wolf Lake Hospital where she had submitted to a serious operation, being 45 years, 2 months and 1 day old. She was the fourth of a family of five children and she is the first child to died. On June 15, 1918 she married Jefferson Brown of Green Twp and lived near Burr Oak practically all her married life. She leaves her husband; father; two sisters, Effie Dull of Ligonier, Nellie Brackney of Albion; two brothers, Fred of Albion and Orlando of Onaway, Mich. Funeral at Christian Chapel, April 22. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1930
Brown Armetta L, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Steuben County Aug. 3, 1915 to Earl and Katherine (Hovarter) Parr. On April 6, 1947 in Indianapolis she married Omar P. Brown. She was a member of Christ's Church at Georgetown. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Shirley Guenther of Albion; 2 sons, Keith Brown of Fort Wayne and Robert Hickman of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Evelyn Young and Genevieve Hasselman of Kendallville and Metta Jean Jacquay of New Haven; 2 brothers, Gladwin Parr of Auburn and Burdette Parr of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren several great and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 10-4-1997
Brown Barsha N, 87, died March 10, 2006 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She was a member or Cromwell United Methodist Church. She was born April 18, 1918 in Noble County to McKinley and Burl (Green) Miller. She married Dennis Brown in 1939 in Cromwell. He died in 1966. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Amy Brown of Cromwell; a granddaughter, Jackie Brown; and 2 great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Zachary Brown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Miller. Services Tuesday at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 3-12-2006
Brown Bertha Louise, 61, of R. 3, LaGrange, died Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. Born in Wolcottville Nov. 8, 1925, she was the daughter of Harley and Ruby (Zoll) Pierce. On Nov. 9, 1943 she married Leroy Brown, who died in 1976. A lifetime area resident, she was a retired factory worker for Dana Corporation, Weatherhead Division in Angola, where she had worked 18 years. Surviving are three daughters, Sandy Willoughby, Wolcottville, Rebecca Shever, Florida, and Ruby Stienbarger, Albion; five sons, Carl, Butch and Charles, Wolcottville, Donald of LaGrange, and David of Florida; two sisters, Ruth Worthington, Wolcottville, and Laura Nason, New Hope, Minn.; two brothers, Earl and Harold L., both Waco, Texas; and 16 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-1-1987
Brown Betty Freeman, about 56, a former resident here, died at her home in Columbus, O. last evening. She was formerly a milliner and was employed as a trimmer for Mrs. Neese. Surviving besides the husband, Walter, are a sister and brother. Funeral Friday at Columbus with burial there. + 10-20-1936
Brown Blanche M, 92, died Sept. 21 in Phoenix, Ariz., where she lived with her daughter, Bernice Smith. A Madison County native, she was born Sept. 26, 1885 to John and Susie Welch Harrington. A former Avilla resident, she was the widow of Walter Brown, who died in 1961. She had lived in Arizona since 1966. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Oscar Harrington of Gaston. Services at Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel, Churubusco, Sept. 26. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 9-28-1978
Brown Brandon J, 8-day old son of James E. and Dixie (Hart) Brown, 120 S. Oak St., Kendallville, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 29 in LaGrange Hospital. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Adam at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hart, Wolcottville, Mr. and Mrs. James N. Brown, Kendallville; great-grandmothers, Hilda Grey of Rome City and Vida Nesbitt of Kendallville. Graveside services Thursday at Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. + 11-6-1984
Brown Callie, daughter of George H. and Belle (Stangland) Williams, was born at Wolf Lake Sept. 17, 1893. On April 23, 1913 she married Joseph H. Brown. They had 4 sons, Robert N., Leroy J., Francis W., and Donald A. Two sons and her father and mother preceded her in death. She leaves the husband; 2 sons; a brother. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel M. E. Church. Funeral from the Sonday Funeral Parlors, Churubusco on April 12. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 4-8-1927
Brown Carol L, 65, R. 1, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 4, 1907 to Irvin and Leona Cobb and was married to Thomas H. Brown who died in 1962. She was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church. Several cousins are the only survivors. Funeral Friday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1972
Brown Carol L, 38, of Cromwell, died unexpectedly Tuesday in Goshen Hospital from an apparent heart attack. She was born March 31, 1958 in Goshen to Donald and Mary (Smith) Stouder. On July 1, 1995 in Auburn she married Gerald Brown. She was employed at BRC Rubber Co. in Ligonier and recently at Silgan Plastics in Ligonier. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Anthony and Aaron Allman of Cromwell; a brother, Michael Stouder of Albion; and a sister, Marcia Leitch of Kimmell. Graveside services Friday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-18-1996
Brown Carolyn Sue, 59, died June 5, 2003 at home. She was a member of American Legion and VFW auxiliaries. She was born in Huntington County Sept. 12, 1943 to Wilson Eli and Alice G. (Stratton) Elser. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Wilson Jr. and Autumn Brown of Wolcottville; 2 grandchildren, Dirk and Drew Campbell; 2 sisters, Leta Hunnicutt Cronkhite of Fort Wayne and Bonnie Gillespie of Wolcottville; and 2 brothers, Donald Elser of Ossian and Wilson Elser Jr. of Kendallville. Preceding her in death were a son, Steve Campbell II in Aug. 1999; and a sister, Anna Green in June 2000. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-10-2003
Brown Catherine, 78, of Savoy, Ill. died Tuesday in Carle Hospital, Urbana, Ill. She was born in Topeka, Kan., April 22, 1913 to Harry and Vera (Wallace) Brown. On Dec. 21, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minn. she married Gerald L. Brown, who died in 1977. She had been a sales clerk for L.S. Ayres in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 5 sons, James of Champaign, Ill., Dr. Richard of Ligonier, William of Fort Wayne, Thomas of Edmond, Okla., and Gerald of Seabrook, Tex.; and 13 grandchildren. Private graveside services Thursday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-30-1991
Brown Charles T, formerly of Fort Wayne, but of recent years a resident of the Skinner Lake vicinity, died Sept. 6, 1959 in Caylor-Nickel Clinic at Bluffton. He was born in Orange County, Ind., from whence he moved to Fort Wayne about 18 years ago. He retired 10 years ago and moved to Skinner Lake. He was division manager of the Mutual & United Insurance Co. His wife, Lula, died in 1944. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Fort Wayne. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Wert Jr. of Wabash; one son, Charles T. Jr. of Albion; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Homer Street of Paoli; and a brother, Earl T., of Paoli. Funeral Wednesday at Wellman Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Falls Cemetery, Wabash. + 9-?-1959
Brown Charles T Jr, 80, died Sunday in his residence at Skinner Lake. He was born July 19, 1917 in Paoli to Charles T. and Lula (Lindley) Brown Jr. On April 1, 1939 he married Mary Frances Montgomery. She died April 29, 1972. He retired in 1982 as a general agent for Mutual of Omaha Insurance. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Surviving are a son, Jon of Bluffton; and 2 grandchildren, Michelle Stohler and Jon Brown Jr. He was preceded in death by a sister. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 1-18-1998
Brown Chase A, 16, of Kendallville, died February 14, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on December 2, 1995 to Lance and Debra (Sparkman) Brown. Survivors include his mother and father; 2 sisters, Aubrey Brown of Kendallville and Danee Cook of Spencerville; grandparents, Dean and Cindy Berry of Kendallville, Kenny Brown of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Geraldine and Von Sparkman. Funeral Feb. 18 at Bethel Christian Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 2-16-2012
Brown Clara L, 70, 314 N. Riley St., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was born April 7, 1901 in Detroit to August and Pauline (Raabe) Schudlich and was married Oct. 28, 1947 in Allegan County, Mich. to Merrell C. Brown. He died in 1964. She was a resident of the city 10 years, moving from Otsego, Mich. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Forsythe, Chicago. Funeral at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1971
Brown Clyde Melvin, 71, of Avilla, died Friday in Miller's Merry Manor, Garrett. He was born Aug. 29, 1922 in Fort Wayne to William C. and Zura (Astary) Brown. A WW II Navy veteran, he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garrett, Mizpah Shrine, F&AM of Maumee, American Legion Post 240 in Avilla and Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Yahne of Fort Wayne; a son, David of Ashley; 2 sisters, Betty Steiner of Houghton Lake, MI, and Dorothy McConnell of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Ned of Chattanooga, TN, and James of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren. Graveside services Wednesday at Avilla Cemetery with full military rites. + 8-19-1994
Brown Cynthia, 75, died Monday night after a brief illness at her home in York Twp. Surviving are her husband, Willis; a son, William of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two daughters, Hazel McCullough of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Florence Wolverton of Fort Wayne. Funeral Thursday in U. B. Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1942
Brown David E, 46, of Burr Oak, died March 5, 2005 at his home. He had been left paralyzed and disabled from a construction accident in Feb. 1993. He was a 1977 graduate of Prairie Heights High School. He was born Feb. 20, 1959 in LaGrange to Leroy and Bertha (Pierce) Brown. Surviving are 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Sandra Brown of Kendallville, Ruby and Phil Crider of Ligonier, and Rebecca and Terry Shreve of LaGrange; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Merideth and Peggy Brown and Charles Brown of Wolcottville, Carl and Joyce Brown of Churubusco and Donald and Vicki Brown of LaGrange. Services Wednesday at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 3-8-2005
Brown DeCaroll, 77, of Cromwell, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1912 in Noble County, the son of Odis and Lulu (Trittipo) Brown. On June 15, 1937 in New Haven, he married Nada Wright. He retired in 1974 from General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne and was a member of Ligonier Evangelical Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Sammie) Zelt of Fort Wayne; a sister, Vicki Adams of Fort Wayne; and 3 grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-4-1990
Brown Dennis H, 51, was fatally stricken with a heart attack while painting at the home of Mrs. Edith Bunger just south of Cromwell. He was a lifetime resident of Cromwell and was a distributor of gas and oil for the Sunray DX Oil Co. He was a member of Cromwell Lodge No. 705 F&AM and Ligonier Chapter No. 325 OES. He was born May 5, 1915 in Cromwell, the son of Alonzo and Lena (Bower) Brown. On Sept. 16, 1939 he married Barsha Miller. Surviving are his wife; a son, Danny of R. 1, Cromwell; a brother, Don, Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Herb Weber, Albion, and Mrs. William Whetten of R. 1, New Paris; and two grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1966
Brown Diann May, 50, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne Oct. 25, 1939, the daughter of Alberic Joseph and Martha Marie (Colpaert) DeBaillie. On April 18, 1959 in Rome City she married Raymond Thomas Brown. She was head teller at Ameritrust in Kendallville and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Surviving are her mother and her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Michael (Debbie) McGinn of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Harry (Donna) Hitzeman of Waterloo; 4 sisters, Mrs. John (Louise) Hague and Mrs. Jerry (Marcella) Boman of Kendallville, Mrs. Edward (Betty) Bushee of Markle and Julia Parker of Ligonier; a brother, Henry DeBaillie of Greensboro, Ga.; and 2 grandchildren, Ashley McGinn and Thomas Hitzeman. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-22-1990
Brown Don A, 71, of R. 1, Albion, died Sunday at his residence. He was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Noble County, the son of Alonzo and Lena (Bower) Brown. In 1935 in Goshen he married Ruth E. Johnson. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired farmer and had worked for 13 years for the Noble County Highway Dept. He attended the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Shirley) Stoneburner of R. 1, Albion; son, Donald G. of R. 2, Albion; two sisters, Helen Harter of Kendallville; and Martha Clark of New Paris; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Johnny, and a brother, Dennis. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Tuesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-4-1984
Brown Don L, 61, died Monday in his home southwest of Avilla. He was a native and lifelong resident of this community. Surviving is the wife, Ina; three daughters, Mrs. Morris Ruderman, Huntertown, Mrs. Max Bruce, R. 1, Wawaka, and Mrs. Larry Wiley, R. 1 Huntertown; three grandchildren, Maxine, Ronnie and Dennis Bruce; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Lanigor, Garrett; and two brothers, Gloyd of Fort Wayne and William of LaOtto. Services were conducted at the residence Thursday and in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Eel River Cemetery ~ 4-16-1953. Don L. Brown was born April 29, 1892, the son of Stanley and Sarah Brown. He married Ina M. Simon on March 14, 1915. One son, Donald preceded him in death on April 3, 1933. ~ 4-23-1953
Brown Donald Clare, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Brown, was born at LaOtto, June 26, 1925 and died April 3, 1933, at the age of 7 years, 9 months and 7 days. He leaves the parents; three sisters, Ruth, Shirley and Wilma; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Simon. + 4-?-1933
Brown Donald E, 77, R. 1, Churubusco, a native of Noble County, died Aug. 22, 1986 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born at Big Lake (then known as Tippecanoe Lake), Noble Twp, to Arthur and Bertha Archer Brown. He and his wife, LaVaun Conrad, always lived in the Churubusco area. She died June 1, 1984. He was a retired farmer and for many years drove a school bus in the Smith-Green School Corporation. Survivors include two sons, Fay E. of Ligonier, and Dean A. of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Notestine of Leo; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Kenneth, Port Richey, Fla., E. Dewitt, Columbia City, and Dale of Fort Wayne. Services Sunday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-22-1986
Brown Edward J, 82, of Kendallville, died April 23, 2012 in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Standard Oil Company in Royal Center and was transferred to Kendallville in 1955. He continued to work for the Standard Oil Company until 1975, when he and his wife co-founded Brown & Sons Fuel Co., Inc., in Kendallville. He retired in 1995. His sons, Jay and Paul, continue to operate the company today. Ed was a member of the Old Fort Region Model “A” Club, Kendallville Lodge No. 276, F.& A.M, Kendallville Elks Lodge 1194, Kendallville American Legion Post 86, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, the Flying Shriners. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was born April 18, 1930, in Burrows to Paul Vernon and Josephine (Carney) Brown. On April 18, 1953, at the Naval base in El Centro, California, he married Billie Cookerly. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Karen Brown and Paul and Becky Brown; 4 grandchildren, Cory, Claire, Austin, and Avin Brown; a brother, Robert Brown of Burrows. Funeral Friday in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-25-2012.
Brown Eldon Winston, 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown of Bakertown, died at his home last Thursday. He was taken ill about two weeks ago with chicken pox and pneumonia developed later. The parents and a sister, Elaine survive. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + No date.
Brown Electa (Squier) was born at Alexandria, N.Y. May 16, 1824; died at Kendallville March 4, aged 69 years 10 months and 8 days. In 1833 her parents with other pioneers from that state moved to Michigan. Dec. 24, 1847 she married Henry Moulton of Otsego, Mich., where they made their home until his death in 1857. Dec. 1, 1861 she married Dr. J. S. Brown of Kalamazoo, Mich., and in the spring of 1867 they moved to Kendallville, in which place she has since made her home. A mother of a large family, she leaves one son and daughter. Funeral Monday. ^ 3-30-1894
Brown Ella (Mrs. Frank) died Thursday in Goshen at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Eva Baker. She is survived by another daughter; three grandchildren; and three brothers. Funeral Monday in Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1948
Brown Elsie, 75, a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, died Saturday. Born July 21, 1902 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Daniel and Lizzie (McDonald) Brown. A sister, Mrs. Alice Leighty, 613 N. Summit St., is her only survivor. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Bethel Cemetery. + 12-?-1977
Brown Emily B, wife of W. A. Brown, died. She had been away from home for a few weeks, visiting with friends at Chicago, where she had gone in company with her daughter, Mrs. Kate Sweetman, of Stevens Point, Wis. After a pleasant visit, she started from Chicago Monday evening on No. 8, which arrives here a little past midnight. Soon after being seated in the cars, she was attacked with severe pains in the region of the heart but they soon passed away and upon the arrival of the train here she walked briskly from the car, and feeling strong, persisted in walking home rather than to ride. After retiring, the pains returned and growing gradually worse, alarmed Mr. Brown who summoned Dr. Shobe. After administering some medicine, which seemingly gave considerable relief, the doctor went home, but was soon recalled. Nothing could be done, however, and death soon ensued of neuralgia of the heart. She was born Dec. 25, 1831 near Sulphur Springs, Frederick County, Md., and graduated in the "Female Seminary" at Frederick, Md., when quite young. She married William A. Brown Feb. 17, 1853 in Baltimore, Md., where they lived until July 3, 1861, when they came to Ligonier. Her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pearce) came from Baltimore to Ligonier five years before. She was a member of the Christian Church all her life and was at the time of her death 57 years, 10 months and 27 days old. Funeral from the residence this afternoon. + 1888
Brown Ethel Pearl, 83, died March 28, 1990 at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was born Sept. 27, 1906 in Noble County, a daughter of Charles and Bertha Fry Weeks. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School. On Jan. 22, 1927 she married Lee Arthur Brown. He died Aug. 13, 1982. She was employed for 12 years at the Whitley County Hospital laundry. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Surviving are sons Richard and Cleo of Columbia City, Gale of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Mrs. Herschel (Dolores) Mock of Bryan, Ohio, Mrs. Bonnie Knetter, Mrs. Eugene (Myrna) Yancey and Mrs. William (Sandra) Watkins of Columbia City; 40 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A brother, Laurel Weeks, and a sister, Lavinga Wolfe, are deceased. Funeral Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, South Park Cemetery. + 3-28-1990
Brown Evelyn M, 51, died June 4, 2007 at her Leesburg home. She was born Sept. 2, 1953 in Lansing, Mich. to Mary (Weck) and Charles VanNoller. She had worked at Kidd & Co. in Ligonier and had been a bartender at Blow Away Lanes in Ligonier. She attended Bible Baptist Church in Ligonier and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in North Webster and the VFW Auxiliary in Wolf Lake. Surviving are her mother in Bay City, Mich.; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Roger Holderread of Cromwell; a son, Timothy Brown of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Charles II and Johnny VanNoller of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Hazel Brown of Bay City, Mich.; and 10 grandchildren, Christina Brown, Johnathan and Danyul Noyes, Michael Miller Jr., Makenzie and Alexis Holderread, Zachary and Chase Nave and Abigail Holle-Stanford and Emily Stanford. Services Thursday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 6-5-2007
Brown Florence Eleanor, 79, died April 24, 2002 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She worked for 10 years in the advertising department of McCray Refrigeration. She attended Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. She was born Jan. 26, 1923 in Kendallville to James Guy Nesbitt and Vida Mae McDonald. She married James N. Brown Dec. 24, 1947 in Kendallville. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1998. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Brandon Brown. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Dana Howard of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Dixie Brown of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Adam Hart, Nathan and Laura Brown and Shelby Howard; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Hart; and a brother, James Nesbitt A. Jr. of North Highlands, Calif. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-25-2002
Brown Francis E, 77, of Albion, died Jan. 16, 1991 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 13, 1913 in Wymore, Neb., the son of Benjamin H. and Lulu (Lizer) Brown. He married Phyllis McComb on Aug. 12, 1939 in Huntertown. He was retired from International Harvester and was a member of Albion Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Albion OES No. 178, Albion Lions Club and Asbury United Methodist Church. He was a former chairman of the Noble County Republican Party and past president of the Noble County Training Center. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Annetta Rupp of Elkhart and Angela Brown of Kansas City, Kan.; 4 sons, Ormin of Denver, Colo., Trumin of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Terrill of Virginia and Darrell at home; 3 sisters, Dorothy Gaff of Phoenix, Ariz., Eleanor Till of Fort Wayne and Helen Till of Roanoke; one brother, Russell of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 4 grandchildren. Services at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-16-1991
Brown Frank E died Thursday at his home at Indian Village. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ella Brown; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Clay of Frankfort and Mrs. Eva Baker of Goshen; three grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Thomas of Fort Wayne. Funeral Sunday at the Frame United Brethren Church at Indian Village. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1941
Brown Frank J, 70 died Tuesday in the St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Survivors are one son, Gerald of San Jose, Calif.; three brothers, Gloyd of Fort Wayne, William of LaOtto, and Don of Avilla; and one sister, Mrs. Goldie Lanigor of Garrett. Services Friday in Sloan Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 9-11-1952
Brown Franklin E "Gene", 66, of Kendallville, died April 25, 2000 in his home. He was born June 8, 1933 in Pembroke, Ga., to Thomas Glenn and Julia (Dukes) Brown. On March 22, 1958 he married Linda Jones. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Tracy of Webster, N.Y., Timothy and Cindy of Indianapolis, and Terry and Becki of Chandler; 5 sisters, Irene Murrey of Edgewater, Fla., Frances Wilson and Maybelle Larrimore of Ellabelle, Ga., Hazel Hales of Bloomingdale, Ga., and Tommie Minor of Columbus, Ga.; a brother, Chester of Ellabelle; and 7 grandchildren Services Saturday at First Christian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-25-2000.
Brown Freda, 56, died Monday at the Methodist Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Wayne Circle of the GAR. She belonged to the Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband, Frank, are a son, Gerald of Turlock, Calif.; three brothers, Charles L. Smith, Montpelier, O., Clark and Guy Smith, both of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Simms, Churubusco, and Mrs. A. J. Huff of Avilla; and one grandchild. The body was taken to the C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. ~ 8-7-1947
Brown Freda (Lynn), former Ligonier resident of Los Angeles, Calif., died May 14 in a nursing home in Gardenia, Calif. Memorial services May 16 at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary Chapel. Burial, Inglewood Cemetery. + 5-14-1975
Brown Freda M, 82, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a former cook for Kendallville schools. Her husband, Homer, died April 10, 1960. She was born Feb. 19, 1905 in Blackford County, the daughter of Charles and Letitia (Schrake) Barr. Surviving are three sons, Donald of Huntertown, Lowell of Churubusco, and Paul of Hanover Park, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, L. Foster Barr, Noblesville; two sisters, Marsha Fishback of Dunkirk and Goldie Vincent of Albany. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla and the OES. Services Jan. 12. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-12-1988
Brown George Elwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, died of congestion of the lungs Jan. 27, aged 6 months and 26 days. Funeral was at the house. ^ 2-10-1888
Brown Georgia Marie, 75, died Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born in Muncie July 9, 1914, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Windmiller) Bradburn. On July 9, 1932 in Muncie she married John E. Brown, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Rome City since 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Alice Snyder of Rome City; a sister, Jo Ellen McLaughlin of Rushville; a brother, Charles of North Webster; and two grandchildren. Graveside services Wednesday in Tomlinson Cemetery in Muncie. + 10-1-1989
Brown Georgianna, 82, died Monday in St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. A 1941 graduate of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church of Garrett. She was born Aug. 26, 1916 in Kendallville to George and Daisy (Stoner) Griswold. She married Paul C. Brown on Oct. 12, 1941 in Garrett. He died May 19, 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Paula Wheeler of Indianapolis; 2 sons, Norman of Alpharetta, Gal., and Stanley of Casselberry, Fla.; 2 sisters, Mary Joan McCandless of Kent, Ohio, and Jean Gatton of Kendallville; and 3 grandchildren. One sister, Helen Bartels, preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in the First Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Union "Cemetery. + 1-25-1999
Brown Gerald L died Tuesday at his residence from cancer. He was born June 23, 1914 in Republic, Kan., and was a 20-year resident of Fort Wayne, coming from Denver, Colo. He was married Dec. 21, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Catherine Brown. He was a retired sales representative of Mishawaka Rubber Co. and a member of United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. He was a WW II veteran. Surviving are the wife; five sons, Dr. Richard, Ligonier, James, Champaign, Ill., William, Thomas and Gerald, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; three brothers, Will, Pierre, S.D., Vern, Lincoln, Neb., and Carroll, Spokane, Wash. Graveside services today in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. + 4-19-1977
Brown Gerri L, 18, of Albion, died Thursday in Crossroads in Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 3, 1980 in Kendallville, the daughter of Harold James and Wanda Brown. Surviving are her parents; a brother, Jason of Albion; and grandparents, Delvin and Kathryn Gangwer of Ligonier, and Lorayne Martin of LaGrange. Funeral Monday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-4-1999
Brown Harlon D "Brownie", 93, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He was born in Madison County Jan. 8, 1900 to McClellan and Sarah (Babb) Brown. On Oct. 30, 1926 in LaGrange, he married Winifred McCullough, who died June 5, 1975. He was a farmer and had worked as a grinder at General Electric in Fort Wayne. A WW I Navy veteran, he was a member of South Milford United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Larry of Avilla; 2 sisters, Berniece Corbett and Naomi Hasecuster of Elwood. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-24-1993
Brown Hattie Belle, 76, of Apt. 23, The Lamplighter, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born in Huntington County on July 6, 1905, the daughter of George C. and Lettie (Smith) Penfold. On June 17, 1924 in Warren, she married Marion C. Brown. She had lived in Kendallville 1934-37 while her husband served as minister at First Nazarene Church. After living in Upland for 2 ½ years she returned to Kendallville, where she had resided since. She was a retired school and piano teacher, an active member of First Nazarene Church and its missionary society. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Thomas of Palm Harbor, Fla., Mrs. Louis (Doris) Millhouse of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. David (Helen) Rogers of Hartford City, and Jean Maxwell of Fort Wayne; two sons, Harold "Bud" of Amarillo, Texas, and Jerry of Woodburn; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday in First Nazarene Church. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 7-?-1981
Brown Helen (Janney), 76, of North Webster, died January 25 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Howard J. Brown; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Dininny, Albion, and Mrs. Kenneth Krupp of Toledo, Ohio; a son, H. James of Boston, and a brother, Ralph Janney of Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorial services Friday in the church. ~ 2-3-1983
Brown Herman A, 71, of rural Cromwell, and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at his residence. An Allen County native, he moved to Lake Wawasee in 1964. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Nola; three sons, Kenneth of Stevens Point, Wis., Jerry of Fort Wayne, and James of Inverness, Calif.; three sisters, Alma Bahde, Ruth Newman and Marilyn Stein, all Fort Wayne; a brother, Ervin, Fort Wayne; a half-brother, Bernard of Hicksville, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Memorial services Saturday in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Syracuse. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 1-6-1988
Brown Herman C, 46, a native of Huntertown, died Tuesday at his home in Tonawanda, New York. He was born in Huntertown to Gloyd and Luletta Brown on May 28, 1913. He married Hilda Fisher on July 2, 1938, here in Avilla. They have one child, Jeffrey Leroy, North Tonawanda, N. Y. He was employed as a boilermaker foreman in New York. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Moose Lodge. Surviving besides the wife and son are his father and two brothers, Clarence, Grabill, and Robert of the U.S. Army. The body was returned to Avilla. Services Saturday in the Evangelical Church. Burial, Huntertown. ~ 11-19-1959
Brown Hilda M, 88, Kendallville, died November 6, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born October 19, 1915 in Avilla to Frank and Flossie (Gregory) Fisher. On July 2, 1938 in Avilla, she married Herman Brown. He died in 1970. Three brothers are also deceased. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Bonnie Brown of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; 2 grandchildren; a brother, Kermit Fisher of Avilla; 2 sisters, Cleta Gibbons and Hazel Keith of Indianapolis. She was a bookkeeper for D&J Press of New York and a member of OES. She lived at Tonawanda 40 years, and in Kendallville since 2000. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 11-20-2003
Brown Homer L, 61, longtime resident of the Avilla area, died Monday in the Garrett Hospital, where he was taken hours earlier suffering from a heart attack. A retired inspector at the International Harvester Co., he had resided south of Avilla on Road 3 for about 25 years. He was born March 3, 1906, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown. In 1928 he was married to Freda Barr, who survives. He was a member of Avilla Calvary Methodist Church and the local Masonic Lodge. Surviving in addition to the wife are the mother who lives on R. 2, Avilla; three sons, Donald, Huntertown, Lowell, Fort Wayne, and Paul A., Churubusco; nine grandchildren and a sister, Berniece Smith, Phoenix, Ariz. Services this afternoon in Calvary Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 4-13-1967
Brown Ina M, 83, died Dec. 21 in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. Her home was at R. 1, Avilla. She was born April 11, 1895 in Noble County to V. Clare and Mary (Jarrett) Simon. She married Don Brown in 1915 and he died on April 13, 1953. A son, Don, died in 1933. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ruderman, Huntertown, Mrs. Larry (Shirley) Wiley, Cortez, Fla., Mrs. Richard (Wilma) Perry, Ligonier; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club and Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Services Dec. 24 in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-4-1979
Brown Iva, 76, wife of funeral director of this city, died at her home. She was born in Delphos, Ohio, January 17, 1867, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Williams, and was married in 1885 in Columbus, Ohio, to George W. Brown. She had spent her entire married life in Ligonier and was the mother of two sons, Herbert of Wakefield, Mass., and Seeley of Kansas City, Missouri, who with the husband survive. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the Ligonier Christian Church and the Womens Relief Corps. Funeral Friday at the residence. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 5-20-1943
Brown James was born in July 1823 in Ohio and died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Taylor J. Vail, in Ligonier on March 4, 1889. He was a son of Abram Brown who settled in Elkhart Twp near where Wawaka is now located in 1833. James at that time was about 13. He was never married, and after the death of his father in 1866 he found a home with his sister, Mrs. Vail. Noble Co Democrat 6-12-1889
Brown James, 81, South Milford, died Saturday in McCray Hospital after suffering a fractured hip in a fall at the rear of his residence on June 2. He was born Sept. 6, 1884 in Huntington County, the son of Alexander and Caroline (Owen) Brown. On Nov. 11, 1909 he married Esther Amanda Leitch, who died Sept. 29, 1960. He was a farmer in Noble and LaGrange Counties until 1942, when he became an employee of the Flint & Walling Mfg. Co., retiring in 1958. He was a member of South Milford Methodist Church. One son, Leo, preceded him in death. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Winona Bell and Mrs. Avis Dickey, South Milford, Mrs. Marceille Rowe, R. 1, Wolcottville; one stepson, Otto Biddle, Auburn; one brother, Thomas, R. 2, Wolcottville; 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1965
Brown James N "Brownie", 77, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He was born June 10, 1921 in Sunbright, Tenn., to Tyndall and Clara (Shannon) Brown. On Dec. 24, 1947 in Kendallville he married Eleanor Nesbitt. He had been a printer at McCray Refrigeration and in 1982 retired from Flint & Walling as a printer. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, VFW Post 2749, Elks and American Legion Post 86, all of Kendallville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Susan Howard of Kendallville; a son, James E. of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Adam Hart, Nathan and Laura Brown; a brother, Tyndall of Harriman, Tenn.; 5 sisters, Marie Human of Md., Reba Feil, Ruth Brown and Winifred Ewan of Harriman, and Ruby Freeis of Mich. He was preceded in death by a sister and 2 brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-14-1998
Brown Jefferson, 65, a farmer living at Burr Oak south of Albion, committed suicide Jan. 18 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. He informed his housekeeper he was going to the barn to kill rats and departed with the gun. After several hours absence she went to look for him and found him dead with the gun nearby. He was a hard-working, industrious, genial gentleman and the loss of his wife some five years ago caused him much despondency, to which the rash deed is attributed. Surviving are five brothers and three sisters. Funeral at Christian Chapel Thursday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1937
Brown JeQuinn, 1, died July 31, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born February 27, 2004 to Jonathon Q. Brown and Julie Williams. Surviving are his parents; 3 brothers, Austin Arnett and Jonquel and Jonte Brown; 6 sisters, Keyana and Kyrah Williams, Justina, Briana, DeJas and Deanna Brown; grandparents, Robert and Pam Williams of Avilla and Wanda Brown of Fort Wayne. Services at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-25-2005
Brown Joseph D, 71, of 1518 E. 3rd St., Mishawaka, Mishawaka city building commissioner in ex-mayor Joseph Canfield’s administration, died May 30 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mishawaka. Born in Cromwell, Ind. on July 13, 1898, the son of Samuel and Susan Brown, he moved to Mishawaka from Cromwell in 1928. He married Charlotte Adella Sleek in Wyandotte, Mich. on Aug. 6, 1919. She survives, in addition to two sons, Robert Jack of Detroit and William R. of Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Egil (Betty) Hermanson of St. Joseph, Mich.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was a member of the Shrine Club of Mishawaka, the Scottish Rite, Post 360, VFW, American Legion Post 303 of South Bend, Carpenters Local 413, Shrine 22, White Shrine of Jerusalem, a 32nd degree Mason of Lodge 130, F&AM, and a veteran of WW I. Funeral at Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka on June 2. Burial, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Mishawaka. + 5-30-1970
Brown Joyce M, 63, of 517 E. Wayne, died Monday at her residence. The daughter of Frank and Mertyl (Otis) Laterman, she was born May 17, 1920 in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was raised by Charles "Pop" Fowler. On June 26, 1937 in Albion she married Thomas Gerald Brown, who died Nov. 1, 1951. She moved to Kendallville 53 years ago from Grand Rapids and was retired as a cook from the Publix Café. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Kilburn of Martin, Ky., and Katherine Miller of Austin, Texas; a son, Michael of Kendallville; two sisters, Maxine Vandenbush of Mountain Falls, Colo., and Blythe Fulhenberg of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Doris and Virgil, a brother, Sam, and a grandchild, Dennis Michael Kilburn, preceded her in death. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-21-1984
Brown Judith A, 67, of Fort Wayne, died May 22, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 18, 1943, a daughter of Richard and Betty (Boughier) Staley. She graduated from Springfield South High School in 1961. On May 12, 1962 she married in Springfield Norman K. Brown. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are her husband; three daughters Laura Brown of Bryan, Ohio, Darlene (Jeff) Brady of Fort Wayne, and Cheryl (Curtis) Ayers of Verdigris, Oklahoma; a brother Richard (Connie) Staley of Xenia, Ohio; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral May 25 at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets & Childs 5-23-2011
Brown Julia A (Butterfield) was born near Kendallville Sept. 26, 1838. She married George W. Brown May 22, 1879 at Rolling Prairie and resided near New Carlisle until 1890 when she removed to Irvington, Ind. She died Oct. 29 of double pneumonia. She leaves her husband, one son, John W. Brown of Georgetown, Ky., one brother and an aged mother. She was a member of the Christian Church. ^ 11-4-1909
Brown June M, 71, died Feb. 10, 2001 in DeKalb Hospital. She retired in 1983 after 15 years as a nurse at Souder Hospital in Auburn. She was born Dec. 30, 1929 in Noble County to Lyle and Maudena (Deter) Mulholland. She married Edwin Brown on July 14, 1951 in Angola. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Robert and Kenneth Brown of Auburn; 3 sisters, Marilee Obendorf and Shirley Blevins of Auburn and Margret Patton of Mousie, Ky.; 2 grandchildren, Derrick and Brook Brown; and one great-grandchild, Lillieann Brown. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Mulholland, and a sister, Martha Amerman. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ^ 2-12-2001
Brown Larry, 72, of Avilla, died July 9, 2000 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in LaGrange County on December 5, 1927 to Harlon D. and Winifred (McCullough) Brown. He had lived in Avilla 8 years, coming from Kendallville. He was employed by Foundations in Albion. He attended South Milford United Methodist Church. He is survived by his group home family, Don Matson, Elbert Smith, Victor Newman, Charles Harrison and Bill Frye, of Avilla; 2 aunts, Berniece Corbett and Naomi Hasecuster of Elwood; and his caregivers, Emmett and Martha Lovett at Kendallville. Services in Berhalter-Hutchins. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-13-2000
Brown Laura, 22 years, 1 month and 16 days, died Dec. 31 of consumption. ^ 1-9-1878
Brown Lavaun A, 74, R. 1, Churubusco, died June 1 at her residence. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Churubusco and the Smith Twp Home Demonstration Club. She was born May 19, 1910 in Noble County, a daughter of Fay and Ethel Ott Conrad. On March 9, 1930 she married Donald E. Brown and took up residence in Thorn Twp and Troy Twp before moving to their current Smith Twp home west of Churubusco in 1941. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Fay Eugene, Ligonier, and Dean Allen, Spokane, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Sharon Lee) Notestine, Leo; 2 brothers, Ronald and Donald of Columbia City; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Grace) Jagger and Mrs. George (Lucille) Herrick of Columbia City, and Mrs. Oscar (Doris) Johnson, Warsaw; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services June 3 at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 6-?-1984
Brown Lena, 72, died of carcinoma at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William (Martha) Whetten, R. 1, New Paris, Friday. She was born in Cromwell on Aug. 1, 1890, a daughter of John and Susan (Maggart) Bower, and had resided here all her life. She married Alonzo Brown in Albion Nov. 30, 1908. He died in 1955. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell, Cromwell Temple Pythian Sisters, and Ligonier Chapter No. 325 OES. Surviving are 2 sons, Dennis of Cromwell, and Don, R. 3, Kendallville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Weber of Albion, and Mrs. Whetten; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Zula Hursey, Cromwell, and Mrs. Esta Steele of Mishawaka. One daughter preceded her in death. Funeral June 30 at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1963
Brown Lucas Ray, son of Brent and Terry (Shirk) Brown of Jay, Okla., and formerly of Auburn and Kendallville, died April 15, one hour after birth in Gravette Medical Center Hospital in Gravette, Ark. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Ciera L.; a brother, Christopher A. Green of Butler; his grandparents, Daniel and Belinda Brown of Auburn, Tim and Virginia Barry of Gravette, Carson and Sue Shirk of Garrett, and Nannie Shirk of Avilla. Graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gravette. ~ 4-25-1996
Brown Lulu P, 90, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born March 13, 1891 in Topeka, she was the daughter of William A. and Elizabeth (Emmett) Trittipo. On Dec. 5, 1910 in Cromwell she married Odis C. Brown, who died in 1963. She had spent her entire life in the Cromwell area and was a member of the World Gospel Evangelical Church in Ligonier. Surviving are two daughters, Maurine Chambers and Vicki Adams, Fort Wayne; a son, DeCaroll of Cromwell; a sister, Leta Babb of Albion; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-28-1982
Brown Marcus, about 83, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Chatham, Shreveport, La., Sunday according to a telegram received by The Advance, Monday. He formerly resided in Cromwell and was a carpenter by trade but left this community years ago and has since resided in Texas and Louisiana. His wife, Bertha (Robbins) Brown, preceded him in death Nov. 27, 1931. He is survived by the daughter and two sons, Tracy and Carl; and 4 grandchildren. + 4-?-1951
Brown Margaret, 94, of Cromwell, died Monday as a result of a stroke suffered a week ago, in Mock Nursing Home in Wilmot. A lifetime resident of the Cromwell area, she was born June 11, 1866, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Gerkin. She married William I. Brown in 1902. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Dr. E. G. Hursey of Milford. A sister and half-sister preceded her in death. Services Thursday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1960
Brown Margaret H, 94, died in Sacred Heart Home on Sept. 14, 1996. She was born May 24, 1902 in Fallston, Pa., a daughter of Samuel and Anzenetta (Dunn) Houlette. She married Bernard Brown on June 25, 1924 and he died in 1978. She had lived in Fort Wayne for 48 years and was a former Auburn resident. She retired in 1956 as a secretary for Security Cartage Trucking Co. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. A 1919 graduate of Garrett High School, she attended Tri-State College in Angola. Surviving are 2 daughters, Betty C. Lash of Avilla and Marguerite L. Treesh of New Haven; 2 sisters, Martha Morrison and Myrtle Newpher; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Services Sept. 18 in McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 9-26-1996
Brown Marion C, 79, of Woodburn, died Thursday at Fairfield Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born April 8, 1903 in Fort Wayne to Dwight L. and Elizabeth (Bushnell) Brown. He married Hattie B. Penfold June 17, 1924 in Warren. She preceded him in death. He was a retired electrician and member of the Kendallville Nazarene Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hakes and Mrs. Reba Sheets, Decatur; two brothers, Orland of Decatur and Waldo of Bristol; four daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Thomas of Palm Harbor, Fla., Mrs. Jean Maxwell of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Louis (Doris) Millhouse of Charleston, S.C., and Mrs. David (Helen) Rogers of Hartford City; two sons, Harold Bud of Clearwater, Fla., and Jerry of Woodburn; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Kendallville Nazarene Church. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 7-22-1982
Brown Martha Viola - Chronic Bright’s disease caused the death Monday of the wife of Harold F. Brown, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kelham of west of Garrett. She was ill for four and a half months. She and her husband lived in Indianapolis from last August until December and for two and one-half months of this time she was a patient at the city hospital there. The date of Mrs. Brown’s birth was April 3, 1912. She attended the country schools and enrolled in the Garrett High School in 1928 and attended a little more than two years. On Aug. 29, 1933, she and Mr. Brown were married. They lived at the home of Mrs. Brown’s parents since their marriage with the exception of the short time spent in Indianapolis. Surviving relatives include the parents, two sisters, DeMaris at home and Mrs. Lucille Riccius of west of Garrett; and a grandmother, Mrs. Viola Kelham of Auburn. Funeral at the Cedar Church Wednesday. Burial, Embry Cemetery. * 1935
Brown Mary F, about 54, of R. 1, Albion, Skinner Lake, died April 29, 1972 at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She had suffered a heart attack earlier that day aboard an airplane. She was born Feb. 16, 1918 in Paoli, Orange County, Ind. to Doyle and Millie (Morgan) Mongtomery, and was married April 1, 1939 to Charles T. Brown Jr. He is a general agent for Mutual of Omaha Northeastern Indiana District, and she was the office manager in Fort Wayne. She was a resident here since 1949. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and OES. Surviving are her husband; a son, attorney Jon M. of Bluffton; one brother, Doyle M. of Flint, Mich.; and two grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Bonham Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + -?-1972
Brown Michel G, 56, of Kendallville, died Sunday in his residence. He was born in Kendallville Dec. 12, 1941 to Thomas G. and Joyce M. (Folyer) Brown. He had worked at McCray Refrigerator Co. for more than 20 years and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are 2 sisters, Patricia Kilburn and Mrs. Edward (Kathryn) Miller of Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-3-1998
Brown Mildred Martin, 70, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. The husband, Seeley, and a sister, Mrs. John S. Benningfield, Omaha, Neb., survive. Funeral today from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1965
Brown Nelson Forrest, 47, Green Twp farmer, was the victim of a freak accident while plowing in a field. Dr. John D. Hall of Kendallville, Noble County coroner, indicated that he would return a verdict of death by accidental drowning although Mr. Brown was first struck by lightning. He apparently was knocked from his tractor by the bolt and fell face down in a furrow filled with water. He was discovered by a neighbor, Wilbur Smith, who found the tractor stuck in mud with the motor still running. Brown was lying approximately 100 yards from the stalled tractor. Attempts to resuscitate him failed after a Churubusco doctor was called to the scene. The body was removed to the Sonday Funeral Home at Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, three daughters and two sisters. + 9-8-1942
Brown Nioma L, of Santa Ana, Calif., died at her home June 10, 1965. She was born July 22, 1908 at Galesburg, Ill, the daughter of Henry and Johanna Sandberg Cook. She married Ralph Brown Nov. 7, 1926. She had lived at Fairfield, Iowa from 1948 until 1960, when she moved to Calif. She was past Noble Grand of the Fairfield Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ball of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Robert Lee of Lakewood, Calif.; her father, Henry Cook of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Bordner of Albion, and Mrs. William Beech of Hobart; and four granddaughters. Funeral and interment Saturday at Westminster Memorial. + 6-?-1965
Brown Nondus, 25, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 2, 1956 in LaGrange to Alfred and Rose (Johnson) Lindsay. In 1981 she married Kenneth Brown. She was a lifetime Noble County resident. Surviving are her husband and parents; a daughter, Tina Jo Martin; and two sons, Charles Martin and James Brown, all at home; two sisters, Edith Bowman of Ligonier, and Dixie Peoples of R. 3, Ligonier; and three brothers, Richard, Alfred and Thomas, all Ligonier. Services Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-13-1982
Brown Odis C, 74, of Cromwell, died of a heart ailment Feb. 9 in Goshen Hospital. He was born in Cromwell April 5, 1888, the son of Samuel and Susan (Miller) Brown. In Dec. 1910 he married Lulu Trittipo, Ligonier. He was a retired milk route driver and had lived in the Cromwell area his entire life. He was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. Surviving are the wife; one son, DeCaroll of Cromwell; two daughters, Mrs. Morris Lyon of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Stanley Adams of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one brother, Joe of Mishawaka; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Cromwell Methodist Church. Burial Sparta Cemetery. + 2-9-1963
Brown Oliver P, 62, of 927 Liberty St., Fort Wayne, died Saturday in St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was operator of Brownie’s Barber Shop and was a member of the Cathedral. He had also opened a barber shop in Churubusco last April. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary A.; a son, Paul M. of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Miss Mary Ann Brown, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; a brother, Tim of Angola; and two sisters, Mrs. Wayne Hoyer, Corunna, and Mrs. Claude LaRowe, LaOtto. Funeral Monday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 11-28-1968
Brown Paul A, 76, of Kendallville, died May 30, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been a machinist with Dana Corp. in Churubusco. He was a member of New Life Tabernacle in Kendallville. He was born June 16, 1934 in Allen County to Homer and Freda Brown. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Leo Burrows of Fla., and Brandy and Dan Hurley of Albion; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Beth Brown of Fla., Brian and Peg Brown of Kendallville, and Brandon and Renae Brown of Kendallville; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald and Lowell Brown. Memorial services today at New Life Tabernacle. ^ 6-2-2010
Brown Robert Leroy, 75, died Sunday in his home at 460 S. Washington St. He was born in Fort Wayne on July 14, 1908 to S. F. and Mary Ann (Johnson) Brown. He was a tool and die maker, retiring from Charleston Metal Co. in Waterloo in 1973. He was married Sept. 23, 1925 in Fort Wayne to Ruby Spero. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Knott, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Donald (Janet) Badman, Waterloo, Mrs. Eldon (Janice) Russell, Cree Lake, Kendallville, Mrs. Jon (Donna) Hire, Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Grover (Cheryl) Stephens, Kendallville; two sons, William N., Auburn, and Dan R., LaOtto; a brother, Ira L. of Fort Wayne; one sister, Hazel Gilbert of Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. One daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 9-18-1983
Brown Robert W "Bubba", 32, of Albion, died Aug. 20, 2010 at his residence. He was born May 24, 1978 in Columbia City, the son of Dennis Brown and Kathi Boyer-Meyer. He attended Whitko HIgh School. Survivors include his mother of Albion; his father of Columbia City; a son Chase Michael Brown of Albion; sisters, Tara (Christopher Watkins) Boyer and Karrie Brown of Cowpens, S.C. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Mabel Boyer and William and Ilah Brown. Funeral Tuesday at Demoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-23-2010
Brown Roger Gerard, 16, Columbia City, died Dec. 15 at Whitley County Hospital. The EMS had taken him to the hospital on the school bus. He was a junior at Columbia City Joint High School. He was born May 22, 1961 in Columbia City, the son of Lewis S. and Ann M. Dealesio Brown. He assisted his brother, Victor, who manages the family farm and was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church. Surviving are his parents at R. 4, Columbia City; two brothers, Michael, Freeland, Mich., and Victor, at home; two sisters, Jeanne, Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Banyash, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Funeral Dec. 17 at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church. Burial, Larwill Lakeview Cemetery. + 12-13-1977
Brown Ronald H, 20, was killed Saturday in a two-car collision. The auto in which he was riding was hit broadside at U. S. 20 and Steuben County Rd. 21, five miles east of Angola. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Brown, Jefferson Twp near Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Stoneburner, Albion; a brother, Donald at home; and a grandmother, Mrs. Lena Brown of Cromwell. Services Tuesday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-2-1958
Brown Ruth A, 79, of 123 S. Riley St., Kendallville, died at McCray Hospital emergency room Wednesday from a heart attack. She was born in Jonesboro Feb. 18, 1906 to Delta C. and Grace (Hussey) Albright. On June 1, 1930 in Indiana she married Stephen C. Brown, who preceded her in death Jan. 1966. A retired high school teacher, she had lived in Sidney, Ohio, and Cedar Lake, Howe, before moving to Kendallville in 1976. She was a member of the Howe United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Kathleen) Burchett, 117 S. Riley St., Kendallville; a son, Stephen R. of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Royal (Virginia) Tritch of Kendallville; a brother, Delta C. of Maryland Heights, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio. + 9-18-1985
Brown Ruth Etta, 91, died Aug. 2, 2007 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She retired from Flint & Walling in Kendallville in 1979 after 28 years of service. She was born in Sparta Twp, Noble County, to Charles and Etta Maude (Newberry) Johnson on March 16, 1916. She married Arby Don Brown on June 26, 1935 in Goshen. He died Nov. 4, 1984. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Janet Brown of Auburn; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Roger Stoneburner of Albion; 4 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons, Ronald in 1958 and Johnny in 1942, and 12 brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-3-2007
Brown Seeley, 85, Ligonier native and resident for many years, died Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Born in 1886, he was a resident in Ligonier for the past 28 years after moving from Kansas City, Mo., where he had lived for several years. He was a funeral director and then operated a variety store. His wife, Mildred Martin, died in 1965. A WW I veteran, he was a member of the Ligonier Masonic Blue Lodge. His only survivors are nieces. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1971
Brown Susannah (Blintzinger), 81 years and 4 days, died in Ligonier Feb. 15 at the residence of her son. ^ 2-27-1878
Brown Valma, 48, a NYC Railroad telegrapher for more than 30 years at various towns, committed suicide Nov. 22 by hanging himself in the cellar way of his residence. On the door which hid the body, a note said, "Don’t open the door, get the police." Berniece Benner, his housekeeper, discovered the body and notified authorities. He was divorced from his wife and had become despondent over a heart ailment which had kept him from work for six weeks. He is survived by three children, Ruth, Moma and Robert, who reside in Goshen; and a sister, Mrs. Glen Callender of Edgerton, Ohio. Burial, Hamilton, Ind. Cemetery. + 12-?-1938
Brown Valorous Mrs. died at the family home in Columbia City Friday from heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and two sons, one of the latter is Charles Brown of LaOtto. ~ 11-18-1909
Brown Vera W, 79, of R. 3, Albion, died Wednesday at McCray Hospital. She was born March 4, 1906 in Jefferson Twp, the daughter of George and Anna (Moore) Bower. On Sept. 17, 1946 she married Walter Brown, who died in 1972. She had worked years ago in the treasurer’s office. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) McDonald of R. 3, Albion; three sisters, Dorothy Kline of Kendallville, Katharyn Kitt of Carbondale, Kan., and Mrs. Clayton Hart of Rome City; a brother, Charles of Churubusco; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 3-20-1985
Brown Virginia, 55, a former resident of Rome City, died Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband, Paul, Churubusco, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Mary Nestor, Turkey Lake; two sons, Raymond, 907 S. State St., Kendallville, and Mike, Blue Lake, Churubusco; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services are pending at McComb Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. + 1-?-1978
Brown Walter J of R. 3, Albion, died Jan. 20, 1972 in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. He was born Sept. 22, 1891 in Johnson City, Ill., the son of Alexander and Katherine Brown. He had been a resident of the Albion community for 50 years. He was a retired farmer and former treasurer of Noble County. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by the widow, the former Vera W. Brower; a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Hunford of Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Evelyn McDonald of R. 3, Albion; one sister, Ruth Gilmore, Heron, Ill.; two brothers, Reuben of Johnson City, and Ray, Detroit; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a stepsister. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral last Thursday at Bonham Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1972
Brown Wesley S, 23, died Sept. 23, 2007 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 16. He was born Aug. 24, 1984 in Goshen to Mark S. and Billie S. (Miller) Brown. He was employed at Wolf Lake Pub and Mark's Body Shop in Wolf Lake. Surviving are his mother of Kimmell; his father and stepmother of Albion; a sister and brother-in-law, Sarah andAndy Bollet of Hudson; 2 half sisters, Tarah Lepper and her husband, Kurt, of Kimmell and Julie Brown of Albion; 2 stepsisters; grandparents, Carolyn Hanaur of Fort Wayne and Fay and Marcella Brown of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Gilva Miller. Services Thursday at Stone's Hill Community Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-25-2007
Brown Wildah W, about 65, died Aug. 19, 1959 at McCray Hospital. She was a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren and formerly was a teacher at Green Center School. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Young of Green Twp, Mrs. Edgar Mills of Owosso, Mich., and Mrs. Kay Truelove of Albion; eight grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister. Funeral Saturday at Blue River Church of the Brethren. + 8-?-1959
Brown William died in Chicago, Ill. March 17, 1891 from the effects of an injury received from a fall from a coal chute. He was born at Sterling, Scotland, April 16, 1828. He formerly resided at Ripley, this county. The body was brought to Albion for interment. Services were in the Lutheran Church on March 20. The body was buried in the honors of the Masonic fraternity. He leaves a wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters. Noble Co Democrat 4-1-1891
Brown William H, 75, operator of Brown’s Lunch in LaOtto for many years before his retirement, died October 19 in the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he was taken after suffering a fractured hip in a fall last Saturday. He was born October 3, 1885, in Allen County to Stanley and Sarah Dice Brown, and was married in 1915 to Anna Bunting, who died February 12, 1960. They resided in Fort Wayne for a number of years. He worked for the city in its water department, then moved to LaOtto approximately 30 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion Post 240 at Avilla. Surviving is a brother, Gloyd of Leo. Services Saturday in the Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial will be at New Haven. ~ 10-20-1960
Brown William Henry, 63, of Thorncreek Twp, died Saturday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born March 16, 1905, in Noble County to Silas and Maud Gard Brown. On March 14, 1942, he married Ilah Marvel and they resided in the LaOtto area several years, moving to the present home in September 1967. He was a farmer and lumberman and served in the U. S. Army during WW II. Surviving are his wife; a son, Dennis Allen, at home; a stepson, Larry Eugene McCullough of Glenview, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert Kammer (Edith) and Mrs. George Walowich (Bonnie), both of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Golden Geiger of Noble County, Mrs. Homer Hursey Sr. (Mabel) of Thorncreek Twp and Mrs. Homer Keifer (Eva) of Columbia City. Three brothers and six sisters preceded him in death. Service Tuesday in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ~ 1-16-1969
Brown Willis G, who would have been 95 years of age next April 19, died at McCray Hospital Feb. 14, 1957 from the infirmities of old age. He had residence on a farm a mile south of Albion where he was born and where he had always lived. The land was an original grant from the United States government to his father. Surviving are one son, W. H. of Jacksonville, Texas, with whom he has spent several winters; two daughters, Mrs. D. V. (Hazel) McCullough, whose home is in Clearwater, Fla., but who had lived at the Brown home in her house trailer for some time to take care of her father, and Mrs. Abner R. (Florence) Wolverton of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral at EUB Church in Albion Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery beside the grave of Mrs. Brown who preceded him in death by several years. + 4-?-1957
Brown Winifred, 87, died May 18. She was born in Kendallville Sept. 8, 1900. Surviving are her husband, Ted; two sons, Robert A. of Portland, Ore., and Ted of Kansas City, Kan.; and two grandsons, Gordon and Phillip of Oregon. Funeral May 21 in Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, Lake Oswego, Ore. Burial, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Ore. + 5-21-1988
Brownback Garrett A, 77, of Ligonier, died March 7 in Kingston of Ligonier Healthcare. He was born Nov. 10, 1919 in New York, N.Y. to Garrett and Lillian (Hunter) Brownback. On Oct. 22, 1955 in Rockford, Ill. he married Sharon Kay Arrick. A tool designer who worked at the former Lyon & Greenleaf Mill in Ligonier, he had lived in Noble County since 1965 after periods of residency in South Bend and Michigan. He was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Sharon Desper of Ligonier; 2 sons, Dean of Kendallville and William of Avilla; and a brother, Hunter of San Francisco. A sister, Sarah, preceded him in death. Funeral in Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 3-20-1997
Brownback Sharon Kay, 73, of Ligonier, died April 20, 2009 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was born Feb. 11, 1936 in Buchanan, Mich., the daughter of Hervy and Iris (Williams) Aerick. She married Garret Brownback Jr. in Rockford, Ill. on Oct. 22, 1955. He died in 1997. She was a retired inspector at BRC Rubber in Ligonier and a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Dan Brownback of Fort Wayne and William Brownback of Fort Benning, Ga.; a daughter, Sharon Desper of Ligonier; sisters, Iris Patton of Niles, Mich., Barbara Sullivan of South Bend, Mary Beardsley of Fla., and M. Carole Aerick of Fla. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard Aerick and Rick Temple; and an infant sister. Funeral April 24 at Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-23-2009
Browning Anita Rose, 48, of Medford, Ore., died March 25, 2006 at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford. She was in restaurant management. She was born July 3, 1957 in Goshen to Eugene Albert and Catalina (Hernandez) Paulus. She married David J. Browning April 16, 1988 in Jacksonville, Fla. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Christina Dickerson of Savannah, Ga.; 3 brothers, Cyrus Paulus of Lufkin, Texas, Joseph Paulus of Syracuse and Marvin Paulus of Needville, Texas; and 2 sisters, Juanita Dzina of Jacksonville and Sharon Swank of Goshen. Graveside services Saturday at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-29-2006
Browning Gertrude E, 88, died March 8 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had lived in Avilla for many years until recently moving to Fort Wayne for health reasons. She was born in Huntington County and married Leon Browning, who died in 1964. Surviving are two sons, Carl of Fort Wayne, and Leo of Churubusco; a daughter, Betty Duncan of Fort Wayne; a brother, Carl T. Hoover of Coldwater, Mich.; a sister, Ruby Herl of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five grandchildren including Pam Murphy, Avilla. Services March 18 at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 3-21-1989
Browning Joan, 86, died Dec. 10, 2010, in Tucson, AZ. She was a graduate of Wawaka High School. She had been a professor of speech at Western Oregon University. She was the daughter of Harry and Mary Blanche (Blosser) Frick of Wawaka. She married Robert Browning and he died in 1999. Surviving are her children, Rob (Amelia) Browning, Jim (Joan) Browning and Nancy (Bruce Beckwith); her brothers and sisters, Rosemary (Bill) Ramsey of McMinnville, Ore., Ed Frick of Naples, Fla., Merrill (Louise) Frick of Wawaka, and Nancy Battaglia of New York City, N.Y.; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Dealy. As per her request, there will be no services. ^12-16-2010
Browning Leo E, 65, died June 6, 1992 at the VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Mich. on Jan. 8, 1927, a son of Leon and Gertrude (Hoover) Browning. He was a car inspector for Norfolk & Western Railroad for 32 years, retiring in 1985. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. On Jan. 24, 1946 he married Virginia Ragan. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Charles of rural Churubusco and Dean of Honolulu; 2 daughters, Mrs. Tom (Pam) Murphy and Mrs. Robert (Renee) Lemish of Avilla; a brother, Carl of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Betty Duncan of Hinesville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 6-6-1992
Browning Leon 64, Avilla, died Monday in Parkview Hospital. He was a native of Paulding, Ohio, and resided in Fort Wayne most of his life. He moved to Avilla in 1955. He was employed 25 years at Perfection Biscuit Co. and retired a year ago. He was a member of Faith in God Chapel, the Protective Home Circle and Bakers Union Local 835. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude E.; two sons, Leo and Carl, both of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Duncan, Phoenix, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Funeral today at the C. M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. ~ 1-9-1964
Brownlee Julia Anna (Swihart), 74, 3319 N. Euclid Ave., Tucson, Ariz., died May 24 of a heart attack. Born in Kosciusko County near North Webster, she was a member of the Christian Church in Tucson, having moved there from Steubenville, Ohio, in 1948. Surviving are the husband, James; three daughters, Charlotte Braun, Moro Bay, Calif., Georgia Geddes, Irvington, Calif., and Mary Alice Parker, Los Gastos, Calif.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jacob Click, Papakeechie Lake; and a brother, William Swihart of Syracuse. Services Saturday at Adair Funeral Home, Tucson, Arizona. + 5-24-1961
Bruce Betty Frick, 90, of Kendallville, died October 9, 2013, in her residence. She was born July 1, 1923, in Rome City to Roy and Zelma (Bloom) Joslin. She was a graduate of Rome City High School. She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. In June, 1941, she married Robert Ray Frick. He died October 14, 1964. After the death of her husband, she worked in the cafeteria at the Rome City School and later transferred to the Kendallville Middle School cafeteria. In October, 1968, she married Max Bruce. He preceded her in dedied October 5, 1983. Surviving are 4 sons, Robert R. (Rose) Frick Jr. of Kendallville, Roy (Kaye) Frick of Lake City, Michigan, Ron Frick of Kendallville, and Richard Frick of Huntertown; 2 daughters, Diane (Chuck) Rice of Syracuse and Janice (Steve) Dolan of Bettendorf, Iowa; 19 grandchildren, Scott Frick, Robin Salmeron, Stephen Frick, Brian Frick, Keli Barker, David Frick, Rhonda Ledger, Kristin Frick-Yeager, Susan Cornell, Ron Frick Jr., Brett Frick, Erin Frick, Robert Rice, Amanda Blanchard, Gregory Cox, Avery Cox, Rob Dodson, Mike Dodson and John Dodson; 42 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Connie Adams of Coldwater, Michigan. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Lorraine Frick, and a sister, Mary Thompson. Funeral, October 13, 2013. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-11-2013
Bruce Chloe P, 92, formerly of Rome City, died at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ligonier Wednesday. Born May 29, 1893 in Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Wiley. On Dec. 21, 1911 in Centreville, Mich., she married Edward W. Bruce, who died May 29, 1979. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Robert of Wawaka; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Two sons, Max and Harold, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-18-1985
Bruce Dorothy M, 81, of Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital after suffering a heart attack. She was born Oct. 14, 1915 in LaGrange County to Charles and Bessie (Likes) Rhinesmith. On March 29, 1956 she married Robert E. Bruce, who died in 1991. She retired from Monsanto after 18 years of employment and was president of the resident council of Kingston of Ligonier, where she resided. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Paula (Schermerhorn) of Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Rollin (Leona ) Miller of Coldwater, Mich.; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dick Reidenbach; 3 brothers, LeRoy, Robert and Harold Rhinesmith; a sister, Lucille Somes; and a great-granddaughter. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 1-?-1997
Bruce Edward J, 36, died Sunday at his home in Swan Twp from typhoid fever. ~ 9-10-1919
Bruce Edward W, 86, of Rome City, died Tuesday at his residence from a heart attack. Born Feb. 26, 1893 in LaOtto, he was the son of Edward and Elnora (Cravens) Bruce. He married Chloe Wiley Dec. 21, 1911 in Centreville, Mich. He was a retired employee of Essex Wire in Ligonier. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Max of Brimfield and Robert of Wawaka; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A son and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1979
Bruce Harold, 60, R. 1, Wawaka was helping three others erect a citizens band antenna on a mobile home in Scottland Trailer Court, Garrett. He was electrocuted when the antenna brushed against a high tension line Saturday. A lifetime resident of the Brimfield-Wawaka area, he was born April 27, 1915 to Edward and Chloe P. (Wiley) Bruce. He married Mary Jane Carper at Auburn May 31, 1946. He was a 26-year employee of Reliable Tool & Machine, Kendallville, where he was a foreman. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and the Northern Indiana CB Club. Surviving are the widow; the parents; two daughters, Mrs. Colburn (Marylin) Mills, Corunna, and Mrs. Jack (Judy) Powell, Wolcottville; three sons, Charles B., Rome City, Harold L., Wolcottville, and George E., Wawaka; two brothers, Robert, Wawaka, and Max, Brimfield; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1975
Bruce J Robert, 76, died March 3, 2001 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. He retired as a truck driver for Newnam Foundry in 1993. He had lived in Noble County since 1955, coming from Indianapolis. He was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 240, Avilla, and the Moose Lodge, Kendallville. He was born August 26, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to William G. and Celia (Gallagher) Bruce. On December 26, 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla he married Marcia C. Mueller, who died July 7, 1990. Also preceding him in death was a son, Patrick E. on January 6. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Christine "Tina" Bherns of Rome City, Laura E. and Kevin Spadoni and Jeana L. and J. D. Dowd of Plano, Texas; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Robert W. Bruce and Michael J. and Nancy Bruce of Rome City, Timothy A. Bruce of South Milford and Joel A. and Staci Bruce of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Celia "Bonnie" Whitley of Avon; and 10 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Avilla. ~ 3-8-2001
Bruce Louisa M was born near Mt. Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio April 13, 1849. She came with her parents, John A. and Abaline Bruce, to Noble County Oct. 24, 1856, where she continued to reside until her death, Oct. 31, 1909. She united with the Baptist Church. Having never married, she lived at the old home in Jefferson Twp until about 3 years ago. She is survived by a brother, John in Colorado; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmer Campbell and Mrs. Ira Dillon. Funeral at Union Chapel Church southwest of Kendallville. Burial, cemetery nearby. ^ 11-5-1909
Bruce Max N, 64, of Brimfield, died Oct. 5 in Parkview Hospital. He was born June 8, 1919 in Noble County, the son of Edward and Chloe (Wiley) Bruce. He married Betty Joslin Oct. 19, 1968 in Wawaka. He was a retired employee of Flint & Walling and was a WW II veteran and member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife and mother; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Maxine) Hart, LaOtto; two sons, Ronald, Kendallville and Dennis, Huntertown; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles (Diane) Rice, Kendallville, and Janice Cox of Bettendorf, Iowa; four stepsons, Robert and Roy Frick, Kendallville, Ronald Frick, Syracuse, and Richard Frick, Brimfield; a brother, Robert, Wawaka; five grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday at the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 10-13-1983
Bruce Patrick Eugene
, 39, died Jan. 6, 2001 in Orlando, Fla. He was born May 4, 1961 in Kendallville to J. Robert and Marcia C. Bruce. He was a 1980 graduate of East Noble High School and received a B.S. degree in speech communications from Ball State University. He had performed at Walt Disney World. Surviving are his father of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Tina Bherns of Rome City and Laura Spadoni and Jeana Down of Plano, Texas; 4 brothers, Rob and Michael Bruce of Rome City, Timothy of South Milford and Joel of El Paso, Texas. His mother preceded him in death. ^ 1-9-2001
Bruce Robert E, 77, of Wawaka, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born July 18, 1913 in Noble County, the son of Edward and Chloe (Wiley) Bruce. On April 14, 1956 in Newville, he married Dorothy M. Reidenbach. He was retired from Essex Wire Corp. in Topeka, in the dye room. Surviving are his wife and a stepdaughter. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 1-4-1991
Bruce Sarah M
died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Whan, in Garrett, from pneumonia, aged 86 years, 4 months and 18 days. Funeral at the Whan home Sunday. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~1-17-1917
Bruce Vernon Harold, 67, of Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville Feb. 20, 1922, the son of Harry H. and Agnes (Wiltrout) Bruce. On Dec. 26, 1951 in Kendallville he married Gloria M. Sell. He moved to Kendallville from Corunna in 1951. He retired in 1984 after 42 years with Fruehauf Trailer Corporation in Fort Wayne. He was an Army veteran of WW II and a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Elks Club, VFW and American Legion posts. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Susan Diane Shultz of near South Milford; a son, Michael of Kendallville; a sister, Patricia Kofler of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery, Corunna. + 7-30-1989
Bruce William H, who for four days had been suffering from hiccoughs, died Monday at his home on Wilkerson St. Death was caused by peritonitis brought on by the severe hiccoughing which had produced an internal rupture. The hiccoughs followed an attack of grip and for several days it was feared he would die unless the trouble could be stopped. When the hiccoughs finally ceased it was found that a septic infection of the intestines had occurred, which rapidly developed into peritonitis. He was born at LaOtto, December 7, 1886. When he first came to this city he was employed as a machinist and later was night engine dispatcher at the Erie. Three years ago he left the employee of that company and became motorman on the Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction Company with whom he remained until his death. He leaves a wife, one son, William, 14 years old. Charles Bruce, Ashley is a brother. (Published as a clipping supplied by Mrs. Bruce Coil. to Avilla News 2-14-1985, original paper and date unknown.) ~ 2-14-1985
Bruck Edna, about 28, died at her home in this place Sunday from pneumonia. Surviving are her husband, Anthony H.; and a son, Harold Eugene, aged 20 months; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muir of Port Huron, Mich.; one brother, Lt. Clifton J. Muir of Camp Grant, Ill. Funeral at the residence Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-27-1918
Brudi Shirley A, 62, of Wolcottville, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 10, 1934 in Warsaw to Ralph and Mary Brown. On March 10, 1956 in Angola she married John Brudi. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Susan Bedford of Cary, N.C., and Karen Carpenter of Galveston, Ind.; a son, Steven J. Brudi of Atlanta, Ga.; 3 sisters, Betty Newell of Fort Wayne, Alice Hughes of Bryan, Ohio, and Helen Grubb of Wolcottville; 5 brothers, Dona, Norman, Roger and Jerry Brown of Columbia City and James Brown of Fort Wayne; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, lake View Cemetery. + 6-20-1997
Bruggemann Anna was born Oct. 19, 1850 in DeKalb County, this state. She was married to John Bruggemann Sept. 13, 1874, since which time she has been a constant resident of Kendallville. She died last Monday, the 26th, the immediate cause of her death being heart clot. Funeral was yesterday in the residence on Oak St. From there the casket with the remains was borne to the Evangelical Lutheran St. John’s Church. Following the remains were the husband with five children, Emma, Minnie, Anna, Ida and John; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Schneider, with her three brothers and six sisters. + No date. ^ 1-6-1893
Brumbaugh Arnold C, 69, of Allen County, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 26, 1921 in Noble County, the son of Melvin and Velma (Strouse) Brumbaugh. On April 25, 1954 he married Marjorie L. Gross. A 1939 graduate of Albion High School, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WW II, stationed in England. He was a partner in the family's store, Brumbaugh Grocery, for 26 years and for the past 13 years had been a security officer at the City-County Building in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a son, Lee of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Arleen) Monk of Fort Worth, Texas; 2 brothers, Paul and William of Columbia City; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rodger. Services Sunday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1991
Brumbaugh Charles E,72, was born July 31, 1875 in Green Twp to Daniel and Sarah Brumbaugh. He grew to manhood on the farm and in 1904 was married to Edyth A. Fisher of near Avilla. They resided on a farm in Jefferson Twp until 1912 when they moved to Avilla, where he engaged in the meat business for eight years. Later, he and his nephew, Harry E. Sheets, bought the John DeCamp General Store and operated that for sixteen years when he retired from business. He leaves his wife and two brothers, Vernon of Albion, and Irvin near Bakertown; four nephews and five nieces. He died July 11, 1948, after a lingering illness. Services Wednesday from the Evangelical U. B. Church, where he had been a member for many years. ~ 7-15-1948
Brumbaugh Charles W, 85, died Jan. 7 at his home at 221 S. Main St., Avilla. A retired farmer, he was born Aug. 29, 1890 in Buffalo County, Ill. to George and Julia (Minzer) Brumbaugh. He married Celia N. Maus in Fort Wayne Jan. 27, 1932, and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, George, Garrett, Harry, Auburn, and Charles J., Fort Wayne; six daughters, Mrs. George Felger, Churubusco, Mrs. Morris Hippenhammer and Mrs. Mary Greenwalt, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Phyllis, Rockvam, California, Mrs. Ronald Puckett, Circleville, O., and Mrs. Eldon Menges, Corunna; a sister, Mrs. George Bohner, Fla.; 32 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Jan. 10 at McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-22-1976
Brumbaugh Clarence, popcorn stand proprietor here, was found dead in bed Tuesday at his home from a heart attack, probably caused from asthma, from which he had suffered for some time. Survivors are the wife, Fern; a daughter, Vera; a son, Wayne, both at home; a twin sister, Clara Magley, Columbia City; four brothers, William and Charles, Albion, Gus, Columbia City, and Lester, Churubusco. Funeral at Eel River Baptist Church. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + No date.
Brumbaugh Daniel was born in Morison Cove, Bedford County, Pa. Jan. 4, 1782 and died in Kendallville July 14, aged 102 years, 6 months and 10 days. He moved to Ohio in 1820 and to Indiana in 1835, where he remained until his death. He was the father of 16 children, only 5 of which are still living. Funeral at the Evangelical Church on July 15. ^ 7-18-1884
Brumbaugh Daniel of Jefferson Twp died Monday after a long illness. He was born near Butler, Knox County, Ohio, January 22, 1846, the son of John and Barbara Brumbaugh. He died April 23, 1917, aged 71 years 3 months and 1 day. His mother died when he was 2 years old, and 5 years later he and his father came to Williams County, Ohio, where they resided until he was 23 years of age, when he with his father and an aunt who cared for him nearly all his life, came to Noble County. He purchased the George Baker farm in Green Twp and resided on it for 38 years, then moved to Albion where he lived for 63 years, then moved to his farm in Jefferson Twp. He was married Dec. 11, 1873 at Amboy, Mich. to Sarah Kunkle, and they had 4 sons: Charles E. of this place, Ervin of Green Twp, Vern of Albion, and Wilson who died at the age of 3. The widow, sons and 4 grandchildren survive. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church Thursday. Burial in cemetery nearby. ~4-25-1917
Brumbaugh Don K, 68, R. 4, Albion, died Sunday at Whitley County Hospital. Born June 3, 1910 in Noble County, he was the son of Tazwell and Myrtle (Malcolm) Brumbaugh. He was a lifelong resident of the Albion community and was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stacey. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1978
Brumbaugh Edyth, 85, life-long resident of Avilla died Friday in the Hillcrest Nursing Home, Columbia City. She was born on June 8, 1878 to Moses D. and Elnora Moree Fisher. She was married to Charles E. Brumbaugh, who died in 1948. She and her sister, Maude, married brothers. This sister now lives near Albion. Also surviving is another sister, Mrs. Carl Strater, near LaOtto; and two brothers, William B., Lake Worth, Fla., and Frank L., Avilla. The body was taken to Calvary Methodist Church for services Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-19-1963
Brumbaugh Effie Inez, daughter of William and Elizabeth Bloom, was born in Whitley County, Ind., Aug. 4, 1875 and died at her home in Albion Jan. 19, 1931, aged 55 years, 5 months and 15 days. She was married to Charles Brumbaugh Sept. 14, 1893. They had three children - Glenwood, who died Feb. 2, 1919 while serving in the army during the World War, Phyllis Gatwood of Albion, and one child who died in infancy. In 1903 she joined the Baptist Church at Churubusco and later after moving to Albion, transferred her membership to the M. E. Church and later still to the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She is survived by the husband and daughter; two grandchildren; three brothers, Earl in the west, Jay of Columbia City, and Walter of Ferndale, Fla.; three sisters, Edna Carter and Lena Fleck of Columbia City, and Loa Galloway of Fort Wayne. Funeral at Wesleyan Church. Burial, Blue River Cemetery. + 1-?-1931.
Brumbaugh Elnora E, 90, of 230 S. State St., Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Ross Twp, Clinton County, Nov. 9, 1895, she was the daughter of Samuel J. and Emma J. (Allyn) Eichinger. On June 3, 1920 in Mulberry, she married Lloyd S. Brumbaugh. She moved from Huntington to Kendallville in September 1922. She was a graduate of Indiana State University and a member of Women’s Society of Church Service, DAR, WW I Veterans Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, National Retired Teachers Association and Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are her husband at the Lutheran Home; two sons, Allen J. of Yardley, Pa., and Dr. Frederick of Muncie; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-23-1986
Brumbaugh Galen R, 71, of Columbia City, died Nov. 1, 2004 at his home. He had retired from farming in 1998 and prior to that had assisted with the operation of Arcola IGA. He was a 1953 graduate of Arcola High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was born Sept. 14, 1933 near Skinner Lake to Melvin and Velma (Strouse) Brumbaugh. Surviving are 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Betty of Fort Wayne and William and Joyce of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Arnold and Rodger. Services Thursday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 11-2-2004
Brumbaugh Gerald, 69, R. 2, Albion, died Friday at Whitley County Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1916 in Green Twp, the son of William and Caroline (Zumbrun) Brumbaugh. He married Beth Cooley March 30, 1935 and they lived in Noble County where he was a farmer. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Loren and Kenneth, both R. 2, Albion; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Karen) Helmkamp, Wabash; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Grace) Tipton, Albion, Ruth Brumbaugh, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Hallie McCoy of Pasadena, Calif. He was a member of Blue River Church of the Brethren where services were Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-26-1986
Brumbaugh Glennie L, 62, of Merriam, a lifelong Noble County resident, was stricken with a heart attack Wednesday at the home of Woodward Hawk, northwest of Kimmell. He was employed by the Columbia Products Co. in Columbia City for 13 years. He was a member of the American Legion post in Albion. Survivors include the widow, Lutie; and the stepfather, John Coverstone, Columbia City. + 2-?-1956
Brumbaugh Glenwood - One of the largest attended funerals ever held in Albion was the last sad rites of Glenwood Brumbaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brumbaugh of this city, held in the opera house here Sunday afternoon. The pallbearers were soldier boy comrades in war, who conveyed the remains from the Bonham undertaking parlors, (where the body was taken upon its arrival Friday night) to the family home on E. Hazel St. by wagon, and to the sound of taps, the same as on the battlefield, thence to the opera house for service, followed by the long line of relatives and friends, after which the remains were taken by undertaker Walter Bonham to Blue River Cemetery, Whitley County, for interment. Private Brumbaugh left Albion with Company A for Camp Shelby at the call to arms and with others was transferred to France for active duty and while in battle was gassed which culminated in tuberculosis from which he later died in a hospital. He had been buried in an American soldier cemetery about twenty months, a resting place where homage and reverence for all time to come will be given the sleeping heroes who sacrificed their lives for their flag, their country and the world, but this did not remove the anxiety, soothe the mother’s love and seemingly bounden duty of the father and friends to have and know that he sleeps within their reach and on American soil. His bier was buried beneath our glorious flag, the stars and strips, and shrouded in masses of roses. He was a member of Battery E 47th P. A. identification No. 1,572174, which appeared in scroll on the casket. Soldier comrades, neighbors, citizens and acquaintance share alike with the father, mother and sister in their grief but are proud to know that he sleeps in their presence. "He did not die in vain." + 11-?-1920 (?)
Brumbaugh Ila L, 81, died April 30, 2003 at Porter Hospital in Valparaiso. She was born in Churubusco Feb. 7, 1922 to Frederick and Bernice (Shlater) Guiff. She married Charles H. Brumbaugh Nov. 9, 1940 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Rose Brumbaugh of Waterloo; two daughters and one son-in-law, Connie Brumbaugh of Kendallville and Karen and Bruce Parks of Rome City; a brother, Richard Guiff of Churubusco; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Janis and Rodney Lansaw of Churubusco, Jeanette and Raymond Witte of Tupelo, Miss., and Genevieve Martin of Churubusco; 3 grandsons, Joshua, Caleb and Graham Parks, a granddaughter, Tausha Mason; 4 great-granddaughters, Skye and Jhade Parks, Kara and Hannah Mason. Services today at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 5-3-2003
Brumbaugh Jacob died Sunday. Funeral at the Christian Church on Monday. ^ 4-8-1887
Brumbaugh Jacob, a farmer of the Wawaka community, died at his home in Topeka, July 6, of coronary thrombosis. Funeral in Wawaka M. E. Church July 10. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1938
Brumbaugh Jerry died July 29, 1996 at a Little Rock, Ark. hospital. He had operated an antique shop in Albion prior to moving to Arkansas. + 7-29-1996
Brumbaugh John Irvin, 89, died Saturday in Garrett Hospital. Born March 7, 1882 in Green Twp, he was the son of Daniel and Sarah (Kunkle) Brumbaugh. He had lived on the same farm his entire life. He was married March 12, 1903 in Avilla to Maude B. Fisher, who survives. He was a retired farmer. Surviving in addition to the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Neva) Longardner of R. 3, Albion, and Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Riddle of R. 2, Kendallville. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Monday in Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home at Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 11-4-1971 (d. 10-30-1971)
Brumbaugh Joseph Paul, 89, formerly of rural Churubusco, died Feb. 21, 1999 in ExtendaCare in Columbia City. He was born in Smith Twp in Whitley County on Jan. 3, 1910 to Virgil and Ella (Dull) Brumbaugh. A lifetime Churubusco resident, he was a carpenter and retired from Churubusco Woodworking Co., Inc. Surviving are 2 sons, Paul of Avilla and Robert of Columbia City; 3 daughters, Doris Keller of South Whitley, Juanita Juilerat of Bristol and Kay Russ of Clermont, Fla.; a sister, Betty Green of Churubusco; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his fist wife, Mildred (Cripe) in 1950 and his second wife, Phyllis (Tucker) in 1980. Graveside services in Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-25-1999
Brumbaugh Lee, 49, Fort Wayne, died May 15, 2010 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Arcola on Jan. 31, 1961, a son of Arnold and Marjorie (Gross) Brumbaugh. He graduated from Carroll High School and was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother; and a sister, Arleen (Sam) Monk. Services May 22 at the Arcola United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets&Childs 5-17-2010
Brumbaugh Leona (Skeels), second of a family of eight, was born April 2, 1875 in Noble Twp, and died at McCray Hospital July 16, 1948. Two brothers, William and Charles of Wolf Lake, survive. In October 1892 she married Elmer Holcomb, who died in 1942. They spent their entire lives in Noble County. They had 3 children, Thurlo of near Albion, Fay Switzer of Cromwell, and Jessie, who died in 1917. Other survivors are a grandson, Dr. Robert Switzer, and two great-grandsons of Denver, Colo.; one granddaughter, Rosalyn Meador; and one great-grandson of Hawaii. She became an active member of the Burr Oak and Wolf Lake Baptists Churches early in life. She later transferred her membership to the Albion U. B. Church. Funeral July 18 from the local Evangelical U. B. Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1948
Brumbaugh Linda Lou, 59, died January 19, 2001 at her home in rural Garrett. She was a homemaker, a member of the Cedar Creek Church in Garrett and a member and co-founder of the Happy Chicks Home Demonstration Club. She was born March 6, 1941 in Garrett to James Myles and Phyllis A. (Smith) Hixson. On August 29, 1959 in Garrett she married Francis "Gene" Brumbaugh. He died February 21, 1997. Surviving are 3 sons, Scot Alan of Garrett, Douglas Gene and his wife, Vickie of Garrett, and Richard Paul and his fiancee, Elizabeth Pitonyak of San Diego, Calif.; 3 brothers, Larry of Auburn and Ray and Carl of Garrett; 2 sisters, Norma Fry of St. Joe and Connie Clark of Avilla; and 3 granddaughters, Alisha, Amanda and Amber Brumbaugh. Services in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-25-2001
Brumbaugh Lloyd S, 99, died Friday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He was born July 4, 1891 in Huntington County, the son of Noah and Rebecca (Shideler) Brumbaugh. He married Elnora E. Eichinger, who died June 3, 1986. He had been with Kendallville Public Schools 36 years as teacher, principal and superintendent. A WW I Army veteran, he was a member of Kendallville Rotary Club, American Legion Post 86, various teachers' associations and Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are 2 sons, Allen of Yardley, Pa., and Dr. Frederick of Muncie; a sister, Mae Morrow of Huntington; 3 grandchildren, Dr. Martha of Pennsauken, N.J., Dr. Beth of Houston, Texas, and A. Jay of Orlando, Fla.; and 3 great-grandchildren. A sister and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-20-1990
Brumbaugh Logan Wayne, 75, of Albion, died Dec. 30, 1999 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born April 17, 1924 in Churubusco to Clarence and Fern (Jenks) Brumbaugh. On Oct. 25, 1952 in Churubusco he married Mary Freeman. She died in 1997. A well driller for Gordon & Sloffer, he was a Korean Conflict veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of American Legion Post 157 and VFW Post 3846. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Donald (Vera) Christman of Pueblo, Colo. A son, Robert, preceded him in death. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 12-30-1999
Brumbaugh Loren J. "Jake", 72, of rural Albion, died October 27, 2008, at the family residence in Green Township. He was born in Green Township on April 7, 1936, a son of R. Gerald and Beth E. (Cooley) Brumbaugh. He graduated from Albion High School in 1954 and served in the U. S. Army. He was married to Janet Roe on August 23, 1957 in Tacoma, Washington. He was engaged in farming all of his adult life and had also worked as a driver for Helena Chemical in Kimmell for five years. He was a member of the Albion American Legion Post, Noble County Farm Bureau, the Maine-Anjou Cattle Association, and had been active in 4-H in Noble County and attended the Columbia City Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife; five sons Marty (Pam) Brumbaugh of Milford, Mike (Carla) Brumbaugh of Albion, Brent (Julie) Brumbaugh of Churubusco, David (Trina) Brumbaugh of LaOtto, and Jeff (Julie) Brumbaugh of Churubusco; his mother Beth E. Brumbaugh of Albion; a brother Ken (Sue) Brumbaugh of Albion; a sister Karen (Paul) Helmkamp of Fort Wayne; and 13 grandchildren Kayla, Beau, Tim, Courtney, Katie, Teegan, Ashley, Haley, Ross, Remingtin, Redmin, Samantha, and Audrey. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Ryliegh Gracelynn Brumbaugh. Funeral Friday at Sugar Grove Church of God. Burial, with military graveside rites at Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 10-29-2008
Brumbaugh Lutie G, 91, of Merriam, died Jan. 30, 1989 in LaGrange Hospital. She was born April 19, 1897 in Noble County, the daughter of Christopher and Catherine (Cunningham) Hawk. On Nov. 26, 1922 she married Glennie Brumbaugh, who died Feb. 22, 1956. She had lived in the Merriam area all of her married life and was a member of Christian Chapel at Merriam. Surviving are a sister, Jessie Sawdon of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Woodward Hawk of R. 3, Ligonier. Services Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-30-1989
Brumbaugh Margaret, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. George White just west of Avilla, died Sunday of heart disease. She was born Nov. 26, 1829. Funeral Tuesday at Center Chapel. ^ 11-26-1908
Brumbaugh Mary Catherine (Schwab), 63, wife of Jacob Brumbaugh, died at her home at Tanglewood farm, one-half mile east of Wawaka Wednesday following a stroke of apoplexy. She had apparently been in her usual good health, attending a meeting of the Ladies’ Aid of the M. E. Church at Wawaka in the afternoon and worked in her flower garden in the morning. Born at Cosperville, she had lived in Elkhart Twp all her life. She was a member of one of the pioneer families of the community and at one time was a teacher in the Wawaka Schools. Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Paul Price, both of Tanglewood farm. Funeral Sunday at Wawaka M. E. Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1930
Brumbaugh Mary H, 67, of Albion, died Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 13, 1930 in Allen County to Sidney and Jessie (Arnold) Freeman. On Oct. 25, 1952 in Churubusco she married L. Wayne Brumbaugh. A 1949 graduate of Huntertown High School, she retired in 1990 from Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. Surviving are her husband; 3 brothers, Walter Freeman of Glendale, Ariz., Glen Freeman of Churubusco and Charles Freeman of Clearbrook, Minn.; and a sister, Betty Shank of Albion. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert, in 1967. Funeral Saturday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 12-3-1997
Brumbaugh Maude B, 89, was born Feb. 5, 1883 in Avilla to Moses and Ellen (Moree) Fisher, and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was married March 12, 1903 to John I. Brumbaugh in Avilla. He preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1971. She died in a fire at her home April 12. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Neva) Longardner of R. 3, Albion, and Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Riddle of R. 2, Kendallville; two brothers, Frank of Avilla and William of Lake Worth, Fla. Six sisters preceded her in death. Services April 14 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 4-20-1972
Brumbaugh Myrtle was born at Garrett, Ind., the daughter of Landon C. and Lucy Pierce Malcolm. She died April 27, 1937 at the age of 59 years, at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. E. Tarman of Mishawaka, where she had been staying for several months under treatment. March 25, 1904 she married Tazwell Brumbaugh. They had 3 children - Stacy and Don, and a daughter who died in infancy. Following the death of this child, she united with the Baptist Church in Wolf Lake in Feb. 1921. Besides the husband and two sons, there are two brothers and four sisters, Charles of Milford, Ind., Earl of Nappanee, Ind., Mrs. Alpha Hatfield and Mary Malcolm of Milford, Mrs. J. E. Tisdal of Muncie, and Mrs. J. E. Tarman of Mishawaka. Funeral at the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake April 29. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1937
Brumbaugh Nellie Celia, 73, died Wednesday in her home at Lamplighter Apartments. She lived at a rural Garrett home most of her life. She was born Aug. 20, 1912 in Payne, Ohio to Alfred and Fannie (Ibiling) Maus. She married Charles Brumbaugh on Jan. 27, 1932 in Fort Wayne. He died Jan. 7, 1976. Survivors include two sons, George of Garrett, and Harry of Auburn; three daughters, Mrs. Eldon (Margaret) Menges, Corunna, Mary Greenwalt, Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Ronald (Julie) Puckett, Circleville, Ohio; a stepson, Charles Brumbaugh, Fort Wayne; three stepdaughters, Mrs. George (Pauline) Felger, Churubusco, Ruth Hippenhammer, Fort Wayne, and Phyllis Rockvam of Calif.; a brother, Earl, Santee Calif.; and a sister, Mae of Shreveport, La.; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church in Kendallville. Services Tuesday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 8-28-1985
Brumbaugh Olivia Marie, daughter of Steven A. and Dorothy Jean (Terry) Brumbaugh of Albion, was stillborn May 21 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Survivors include the grandparents, Ken and Sue Brumbaugh of Albion, Shelby Jr. and Debra Terry of Wolcottville, and Timothy and Rosie Worman of Wolcottville; and great-grandmothers, Beth Brumbaugh of Albion and Bertha Teders of Avilla. Graveside services May 24 at Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-4-1998
Brumbaugh Paul L, 67, rural Avilla, died Monday, January 24, 2000, at the Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born on April 19, 1932 in Fort Wayne, a son of Joseph and Mildred Cripe Brumbaugh, and spent most of his life in Noble County. A retired Noble County farmer, he had also been employed at Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne for 39 years, retiring in 1987. Surviving are 4 sons, Danny L. of Avilla, Tony A (wife Cindy), Lloyd J. and Quinton J. of Bear Lake; a daughter and son-in-law, Joella and Jack Reed of Bristol; a brother, Robert of Columbia City; 3 sisters, Doris Keller of South Whitley, Banita Juilerat of Elkhart, and Kay Russ of Clermont, Fla.; and 5 grandchildren. Graveside services at Eel River Cemetery. ~1-27-2000
Brumbaugh Phyllis E, 57, R. 1, Churubusco, died June 12 at Alfran Nursing Home. She was born to David and Flavia Tucker in Green Twp on Aug. 16, 1922. In 1951 she married Joseph B. Brumbaugh. Surviving are her husband; five stepchildren, (line appears to be missing here) David, Woodward, and George Tucker, Mrs. Carl (Alice) Trumbull, Albion, Mrs. Paul (Delores) Brumbaugh, Albion, and Mrs. William (Mary) Kidd, Columbia City. Funeral at Sheets Funeral Home June 14. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Brumbaugh Robert, 83, of Albion, died April 29, 2005 in the emergency room of Parkview Noble Hospital. He was employed by the Farmers Feed Service in Albion for 42 years; was a farmer; worked for the B&O Railroad and for General Electric in Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 29, 1921 in Noble County to Richard and Anna (Savoie) Brumbaugh. He married Marilyn Shellman on Dec. 31, 1963 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Gail of Albion; 2 grandchildren, Shane Brumbaugh and Lorraine Gaerte; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Cory of Albion; and a brother, Charles of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 5-1-2005
Brumbaugh Rodger Lowell, son of Melvin and Velma (Strouse) Brumbaugh, was born May 31, 1924 in Noble County, and died Aug. 31, 1927, aged 3 years and 3 months. He leaves his parents; one brother, Arnold; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Strouse, Mr. and Mrs. William Brumbaugh. + 9-?-1927
Brumbaugh Ryleigh Grace Lynn, 23 months, of LaOtto, died unexpectedly at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She was born February 14, 2005 in Fort Wayne to David Loren and Trina Lynn (Gross) Brumbaugh. Surviving are the parents; 2 brothers, Ross and Remington; grandparents, Linda Gross of Auburn and Loren "Jake" and Janet Brumbaugh of Albion; and great-grandmothers, Bernadean Miller of Garrett, Beth Brumbaugh of Albion, and Marjorie Roe of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Ross J. Gross. Services Sunday at Sugar Grove Church of God. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ^ 1-19-2007
Brumbaugh Sarah E, 84, died at the home of her son, Ervin, in Green Twp, Monday. She is survived by three sons, Charles of Avilla, Ervin of Green Twp, and Dick of Jefferson Twp. Funeral Wednesday at the home of her son, Ervin. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1936
Brumbaugh Tazwell, 91, died Oct. 23, 1959 in Hillcrest Nursing Home, Columbia City. He was a retired farmer residing nine miles southwest of here approximately 60 years. Surviving is a son, Don, with whom he resided. Services Monday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1959
Brumbaugh Velma, 79, R. 1, Columbia City, died Sept. 3, 1980 at Whitley County Hospital. She was born in Green Twp, to Vernon and Cora Huntsman Strouse. Her early years were spent in the Burr Oak community where she was educated at the Burr Oak School. The Strouse family was one of the first to settle in the Burr Oak area. In fact, that crossroads village was known as Strouse until 1902, when its post office was discontinued. On Nov. 24, 1920 she married Melvin Brumbaugh and they established their first home a mile south of Sand Lake in Green Twp on what is now part of Chain O’ Lakes State Park. They continued to reside on Noble County farms until 1945, when they purchased the IGA Grocery Store in Arcola, Whitley County. They were involved in the management of the store with their sons until 1972 when they purchased the present Brumbaugh farm home southwest of Columbia City. Her husband died March 4, 1973. She was a member of the Columbia City Church of the Brethren. Survivors include 4 sons, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 4 brothers, including Orville Strouse of Wolf Lake. Funeral last Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1980
Brumbaugh Vernon, about 71, (b. 3-29-1886) and a lifelong resident of this community, died May 2, 1957 in McCray Hospital. He retired several years ago from farming and during recent years had been employed at the elevator and still later by the Smith chicken raising firm. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Cory, Albion, Mrs. James Bassett and Mrs. Archie Daniels of Ligonier; two sons, Charles of Kendallville, and Robert of Albion; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Irvin of near Albion. Services Saturday afternoon at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 5-?-1957 Also included in the Avilla obit: His wife Anna died in 1938. Surviving is one great-grandchild. ~ 5-9-1957
Brumbaugh Vonita Ruth, 88, died February 22, 2007 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester. A 1936 graduate of Albion High School, she was a supervisor of office services at Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne for 36 years, retiring in 1981. She was born in Noble County to William H. and Ella Caroline (Zumbrun) Brumbaugh. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Services today at Timbercrest Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-24-2002
Brumbaugh William, 75, retired farmer, died Sunday from a heart attack at his home about two miles west of Albion. He was a lifelong resident of Noble and Whitley Counties. Surviving are the wife, Leona; two sons, Gerald of Albion, and Melvin of Arcola; four daughters, Mrs. Leroy Veazey of Columbia City, Mrs. Hallie McCoy of Churubusco, Mrs. Glen Kreider, Albion, and Miss Ruth Brumbaugh of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles of Albion and Lester, Columbia City; and a sister, Mrs. Merle Magley, Columbia City. Services in the Blue River Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member, Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 11-6-1947
Brundige Dessie L, 74, R. 3, Ligonier, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1900 in Kendallville to Orville and Evadell (Blair) Hills. Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death. She was a resident of the Ligonier area most of her life. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Mearl (Mary) Hawkins, Kendallville, Mrs. Frederick (Alberta) Reed, Union City, Mrs. Hobart (Helen) Yoder, Ligonier, Mrs. Richard (June) Klase and Mrs. Edith Doan, Goshen, and Mrs. David (Rosetta) Yoder, Roctor, Ill.; one son, Ronald (Joe), Ligonier; two brothers, Roy, Avon Park, Fla., and Norman, Kendallville; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Brundige Mary Celia, daughter of Ormond and Lydia Pray, was born in Florence, New Ida Co., N.Y., 1830; and died Feb. 14, aged 76 years 8 months and 27 days. She was the youngest of a family of 6 children, all of whom have died. At 2 years of age she with her parents removed to Ohio. At 7 she came to Indiana and settled at LaOtto. On Dec. 25, 1846 she married John Brundige. They were the parents of 4 children. She was a charter member of the Perseverance Methodist Protestant Church. She leaves one son, Albert , and one daughter, Lydia Shook; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral at Perseverance Church. Burial, Perseverance Cemetery Feb. 17. ^ 2-21-1907
Brundige Ronald Clarence "Joe", 71, died Nov. 25, 1999 in Goshen Hospital. He was born July 3, 1928 in Ligonier to Clarence and Dessie (Hill) Brundige. On Dec. 31, 1952 in Kimmell he married Tommie Bryant. He had been a maintenance worker at Kidd & Co. in Ligonier and was a past member of American Legion Post 243 in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Donald of Fort Smith, Ark., and Douglas of Ligonier; 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Alberta and Fred Reed of Union City, Helen Yoder of Ligonier, June Klase of Goshen and Edith and Ernie Stacey of Syracuse; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Mary Hawkins and Rosetta Yoder. Services today in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. +11-25-1999
Bruner Jacob was born in Fairfield County, O. Dec. 2, 1818; died May 11, 1899, age 81 years 5 months 9 days. Settled in 1848. ^ 6-9-1899 Jacob J. Bruner was born Dec 2, 1818 in Fairfield County, Ohio, and died in Ligonier, Ind., May 11, 1899, at the age of 81 years, 5 months, and 9 days. He was married to Catharine Lance about 1845. There were born to them five children, three of whom are living. He came to Albion, Ind., in 1848 and was engaged in the furniture business. He resided at Albion till 1870, when he removed to Ligonier. His wife was removed by the hand of death about this time. In 1874 he was married Sarah Morrell. He worked at the carpenter’s trade until the last few years of his life. While residing in Albion he was a member of the Lutheran Church, but after coming to Ligonier he united with the Adventist Church, which communion he greatly enjoyed, and in which faith he continued until the close of his life. Ligonier Leader May 18, 1899 Contributed by Judy Richter
Bruner Sarah (Gerber) was born in Stark County, Ohio, May 13, 1836, and died at her home in Ligonier, IN., May 30, 1918, at the age of 82 years and 18, days. At the age of nineteen years she came with her father’s family to Indiana, where she has lived ever since. In 1857 she was married to Samuel Morrell. To this union were born two daughters and one son. Her son, Charles, now resides in Los Angeles, Cal., and her younger daughter, Leana, wife of Dr. Curtis, resides in Ligonier, Ind. The children, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister survive her. Mr. Morrell died in 1872. Two years after, she was married to Jacob Bruner, with whom she lived 28 years. After his death she remained a widow for 16 years. Her first religious experience was with the German Baptists. In 1875 she accepted the faith of the Seventh Day Adventists. She was baptized by Elder S. H. Lane and become a charter member of the Ligonier church. She was quiet and unassuming and devoted her services to her God, her family and her neighbors. She had strong faith in her Christ and died with the hope of soon seeing Him come and crown her with life everlasting. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hutchison and family desire to thank the many friends who so kindly rendered their services during the closing days of their mother’s stay with them. Those from out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Bruner were: Mr. and Mrs. Bowman, Topeka, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. John Kime, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Ritter, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gerber, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gerber, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lantz, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Ely Burkey, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. and Mrs. Clyde Burkey, Goshen, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Schrock, Goshen; Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Conrad, Goshen; Mrs. D. E. Detweiler, Goshen; Mr. David Schrock, Goshen; Mr. and Mrs. J. Detweiler, Goshen; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Swihart, Howe, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Swihart, Howe; Mr. and Mrs. John Yoder, Kimmell; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hart; Albion; Mrs. Ella Reece, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Ella Beckley, South Bend; Mrs. Ellen Schlotterback, Elkhart, Ind. Ligonier Leader 6-6-1918 Contributed by Judy Richter
Bruner Welcome M, 85, of 1245 Huestis Ave., Fort Wayne, died Sept. 30 in Parkview Hospital. A native of Avilla, she had been a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, Fort Wayne, since 1909, the Mary Martha Circle, and the Wayne Lodge 432, Pythian Sisters. Surviving are her husband, Walston, and a sister, Mrs. Ray Pumphrey, Fort Wayne. Funeral Friday at the Chalfant Perry Klaehn Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 10-8-1970
Brunkhart Lloyd L, 66, of 203 E. Diamond St., died Monday in Lutheran Hospital. Born in Toledo, Ohio, April 11, 1913, he was the son of Linden E. and Ola (Sheer) Brunkhart. He married Maxine Nickerson in June 1964 in Kankakee, Ill. He was semi-retired from McKinley Machine. He was a member of Elks No. 1194 and Moose Lodge 1301. Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Brenda Sadler of Bourbonnais, Ill, and Beth Ann at home; two stepdaughters, Cindy Wilks and Christine Bell, Kendallville; a son, Dennis of Kendallville; two sisters, Evelyn of Saugus, Calif., and Maxine Schimp of North Fairfield, Ohio; two brothers, Donald of South Bend, and Keith; and four grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Brunkhart Marilyn, 34, of Kendallville, and formerly of Avilla, died Sunday, along with Mrs. Mable Boyer, in a car-truck crash near Kendallville. Until recently, she resided northeast of Avilla and operated the Coffee Cup Restaurant in Kendallville. Surviving in addition to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gienger, are the husband, Lloyd, from whom she is separated; three children, Brenda Lee, Dennis and Beth Ann; three sisters, Mrs. Frank McWilliams, Albion, Mrs. Everett Dobbin, near Albion, and Mrs. Richard Buckles, Avilla; and four brothers, Robert, LaOtto, and Donald, Russell and Carl, all of Avilla. Funeral Wednesday in Avilla Immanuel Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 4-23-1964
Brunkhart Maxine A, 70, of Kendallville, died Oct. 1, 2000 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born June 26, 1930 in Kendallville to Ralph and Leo Vernell (Wise) Nickerson. On June 2, 1964 in Kankakee, Ill., she married Lloyd L. Brunkhart. He died April 23, 1979. A 1948 Kendallville High School graduate, she had been employed by J.C. Penney 1948-1964 and was the founder of Century Shop Drapery Store in Kendallville. She was a member of Noble County Nimble Thimbles, Material Girls Quilting Group, American Legion Post 86 and FOE auxiliaries, Women of the Moose, Lady Elks and Beta Sigma Phi. Surviving are 3 daughters, Cindy Wilks and Chris Knight of Kendallville, and Brenda Sadler of St. Anne, Ill.; a son, Dennis of Kendallville; 9 grandchildren, Stephanie and Joshua Bell, Adam, Wayne, Tonya and Zachary Knight, Michael, Stacey and Eric Sadler. She was preceded in death by a sister, Nelta Kimmel; and a daughter, Beth Brunkhart. Services Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-3-2000
Brunner Nannie, 87, 612 E. Mitchell St., died at the Lutheran Home today. She was born July 10, 1887 in Goshen to Erias and Catherine (Rarick) Snider. She married Charles E. Brunner June 28, 1919. He died Dec. 21, 1963. She was a member of Milburn Boulevard Church of Christ, Mishawaka, and is survived by two sons, Ralph U., Calif., and Eugene C., Michigan City. + 7-?-1974
Brunson Grace Lowena , 90, died Thursday in the Sacred Heart Home at Avilla. She was born Nov. 17, 1879 in Marion County where she was married in 1898 to Jefferson Brunson. He died in Kendallville in July 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Faye) West, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Lamborne, Portland; a son, William E. of Benton Harbor; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fortville. Funeral Saturday in the Frurip Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. ~ 3-5-1970
Brust Lottie S, 22, wife of Charles Brust, and only daughter of E. J. and E. M. Lange, died Oct. 17 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Brust was formerly engaged in the dry goods business in this city and Mrs. Beckman and Mrs. George Lohman are sisters-in-law of the deceased. ^ 10-28-1880
Bryan Alice L "Enie", 81, of Fort Pierce, Fla., died July 24, 2004 at her home. She was born in Martin County, Ind. She had moved to Fort Pierce from Kendallville in the 1970s. She graduated in 1943 from Indiana University and was a home economics teacher and manager of her husband's medical practice. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, William and Barbara of Angola and Robert and Anita of Fort Pierce; a daughter, Sue Anderson of Stoddard, Wis.; a brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Ruth Hendrix of French Lick; grandchildren, Benjamin and Bradley Bryan, Christian Coburn, Wendy and James II Gordy, and Wyatt Anderson; great-grandchildren, Brittany Seidman, Darah and Ripley Greenwald. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert E. Bryan; and a brother, Kenneth Hendrix. Services Friday at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Memorial services Saturday at Trinity Church United Methodist. ^ 7-27-2004
Bryan Darwin P "Bud", 78, died February 5, 2006 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. He was born February 5, 1928 in Fort Wayne to Darwin and Carrie (Wiant) Bryan. He married Esther Ilene Stonestreet in June 1947. She died in June 1996. He is survived by 4 sons, Darwin, Terry (Donna), and Shanan Bryan of LaOtto, John Kevin (Jackie) Bryan of Albion; brother, Thomas of St. Clarisville, OH; sister, Iris J. Campbell of Garrett; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Galene. He was a lifetime LaOtto resident and a WW II Navy veteran. A retired farmer, he drove a school bus for 15 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, and the Huntertown Masonic Lodge; on the Board of Directors for Farmers & Merchants Bank for 20 years; and involved with the LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department. Services at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial later. ~ 2-9-2006
Bryan Esther Ilene, 65, died May 29 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 7, 1931 in DeKalb County to David and Ella (Gordon) Stonestreet. On Jan. 11, 1947 in Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto she married Darwin "Bud" Bryan. A lifetime Noble County resident, she was a former employee and vice president of Farmers & Merchants Bank in LaOtto. She retired in 1993 after 28 years of service. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto and OES in Huntertown. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, Scott of Churubusco, Terry of LaOtto, Kevin of Rome City, and Shanan of Wolcottville; 11 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Dolores Arnold of Avilla, Barbara Rider of Fort Wayne, and Joan Bolton of LaOtto; and 2 brothers, Jay of Auburn and Michael of Cleveland, Ohio. Private family services Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-6-1996
Bryan George W, 72, of Lake Wawasee and Sarasota, Fla., and former Ligonier resident, died March 20, in Sarasota. He was born March 11, 1911 in Ligonier, the son of George and Ruby (Tumbleson) Bryan. On Nov. 4, 1954 in Monticello, he married Hermina Felton. He was a cost accountant with Skyline Corporation and a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Kay Clemons of Winimac, Sue Mace of Indianapolis, and Jeanette Johnson of Elkhart; a son, David of Calif.; a brother, John of Syracuse; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-20-1984
Bryan Hermina Holderman, 87, of Lake Wawasee, R. 4, Syracuse, died Sunday in Riverview Hospital, Noblesville. Born Dec. 5, 1899 in Bremen, she was the daughter of Jacob and Bertha (Wahl) Feldon. In 1921 in Rome City she married H. O. Holderman, who died in 1946. On Nov. 4, 1954 in Monticello she married George Bryan, who died in 1984. She had lived at Lake Wawasee over 50 years and was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Sue Mace of Carmel, and Jeanette Johnson of Elkhart; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services in Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-11-1987
Bryan Merta Lenora, 93, R. 1, LaOtto, died September 26 at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in LaOtto December 16, 1887, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Hippenhammer) Rosenberger. She was the widow of William Bryan, whom she married in LaOtto in 1907. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in Churubusco. Surviving are a son, Darwin, Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Darwin Bryan, LaOtto, and Iris Campbell of Garrett; six great-grandchildren, Kevin Bryan, Avilla, and Terry and Shanan Bryan both of LaOtto, Mrs. Kathleen Schafer, Fort Wayne, David Campbell of Auburn, and Scott Bryan of Mentone; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Private services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Perry Twp Cemetery near Huntertown. ~ 9-30-1982
Bryan Robert E M.D., 76, of Fort Pierce, Fla., died Thursday. He was a native of Marion, Ind. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1946 and practiced in Kendallville 1947-1980. He served in the U.S. Army 1955-1957. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Alice Lorena (Hendrix); a daughter, Sue Anderson of Stoddard, Wis., 2 sons, William of Angola and Robert of Fort Pierce; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial service Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church. + 2-19-1998
Bryan William S, 84, R. 1, LaOtto, died Sunday at Sunridge Convalescent Home, Columbus, Ohio. A retired farmer, he was born July 17, 1883 in Hancock County, Ohio, to John A. and Martha Bryan, but had resided in the LaOtto area for 59 years. On Oct. 17, 1906, he was married to Merta Rosenberger, LaOtto. She survives. Other survivors are one son, Darwin, Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was a member of Huntertown Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in the McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. ~ 9-7-1967
Bryant Alpha Bernice, wife of Harley Bryant, died Tuesday of last week at the Kendallville hospital of carcinoma. Surviving are the husband; one stepson, Raymond L. of Battle Creek, Mich.; her mother, Sarah Swift of Elkhart; a brother Ora of Kingsbury. Funeral Jan. 8 at Rehoboth Church. Burial Rehoboth Cemetery. + 1-?-1943 (b. 11-8-1900, d. 1-5-1943)
Bryant Bill, 74, of Kendallville, died May 12, 2010 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He retired from Silgan Plastics in Ligonier after more than 40 years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Kendallville. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1954. He was born in LaGrange County on Oct. 19, 1935 to Raymond and Alberta (Martin) Bryant. He married Bonnie White on March 24, 1967 in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Mindy and David Kyle of Goshen, Linda Matchett of Ligonier, Lisa and Mark Teders of Avilla and Beth Brown of Churubusco; a son, Michael of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim and Joan Bryant of Wolcottville; and a stepbrother. He was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Anthony and Kaelie Cusick; and a brother, Harold. Funeral Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 3-13-2010
Bryant Carl L, 67, R. 1, Coldwater, Mich., brother of Mrs. Gerald McCoy, R. 1, Avilla, died at the Coldwater Health Center Saturday. He was retired from the Fort Wayne Community Schools where he worked for many years as custodian at Lakeside Junior High School. He was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church. Other survivors include his wife, Juanita; four sons, Leonard, James and Gene, all of Fort Wayne, and Fred of LaGrange; two brothers, Earl of Fort Wayne and Dale of San Jose, Calif.; three other sisters, Mrs. Herbert Wendt of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Howard Hull of Columbia City, and Mrs. Irene Rutter of Cottersville, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 9-16-1971
Bryant Clela Mae, 78, former Kendallville resident, died today at Fountainview Place Nursing Home, Elkhart. Born Feb. 19, 1896, she was married Aug. 25, 1914 in Albion to Alfred R. Bryant. He died in 1956. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Kendallville, and the So and Sew Club. A daughter, Mrs. Morton (Bonnie) Baum, Elkhart, survives. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1967
Bryant Dale "Buck", 66, of San Jose, Calif. was a former Fort Wayne resident for 39 years, an Army veteran of WW II and was a native of Michigan. Surviving are his wife, Sandra; a son, Michael of San Jose; three sisters, Mildred McCoy of Avilla, Irene Nisse, Tampa, Fla., and Bessie Hull, Columbia City; a brother Earl E. of Fort Wayne; and one grandchild. Services July 18. ~ 7-25-1985
Bryant Earl E, 61, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital. A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, he was a machine operator with Dana Corporation. Surviving are his wife, Luella; three daughters, Sharon Patterson, New Haven, Sue Baumgardner and Sandra Davis, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Bessie Hull, Columbia City, Mildred McCoy, Avilla, and Irene Nissie, Tampa, Fla.; several grandchildren. Services Friday in D. O. McComb Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 7-24-1986
Bryant Harley D, about 50, (b. 6-5-1882) died Dec. 6, 1952 at the Methodist Hospital in Fort Wayne of coronary occlusion. He had followed the barbering profession both in Albion and Kendallville and is survived by one son, Raymond of Battle Creek Mich.; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Smoker of Akron, Ind., and Mrs. Delta Evers; and one brother Alfred R. of Kendallville. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Dec. 8. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 12-?-1952
Bryant Jimmie Craig, one-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Bryant, died June 9, 1948 at his home, following a short illness thought to have been due to a fall he suffered a few days previously. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mrs. Mary Bryant and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wood, all of Albion; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Addis of Wolf Lake. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home June 11. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1948
Bryant John W, ex-editor and printer and attorney-at-law, had been to Kendallville on foot and was returning - it was supposed - intoxicated; and had endeavored to gain admittance and shelter at Sloan’s - but fell unconscious at the fence and lay there until he froze to death. His course was traced back to the Sweet School House, where he had entered and tried to start a fire in the stove - but failed. From the school house on to Albion his tracks showed that he wandered from side to side, stumbled into hollows and wallowed in the wet snow; struggled to his feet again and stumbled on, ever groping his lonely and devious way toward shelter and rest. It seemed that it could not have been an ordinary "dead drunk" or he would not have struggled so fiercely when down (as he had been many times) to recover his footing and resume his progress - ever in the right direction - always toward home. It was said there was a mystery about it, but if so, it remains as much a mystery after forty years, as ever. On the 9th of March 1859, Stephen Shaw, the coroner, was notified of the finding, in front of the house of Mrs. Sloan (afterward the residence of John McMeans, ex-treasurer) half a mile east of the courthouse, of the dead body. + Clippings book
Bryant Julie Ann, 39, of Kendallville, died Jan. 18, 2009 near Dallas, Texas. She was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on Jan. 21, 1969 to John and Bette (Coplin) Bryant. She graduated from Wawasee High School in 1987 and was an owner/operator and semi truck driver for the last 18 years. Surviving are her parents of Fort Wayne; a brother, William and Tori Bryant of Ashley; sister, Tonya and Tom Keith of Wabash; and a grandmother, Eileen Coplin of Albion. Funeral Jan. 24 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-20-2006
Bryant Margarett M, 65, of Kendallville, died March 26, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Pike County, Ky., on April 25, 1943 to Elijah and Sally (Meade) Hall. She married Sidney Bryant on July 1, 1962. He died Oct. 19, 1997. She was a member of House of Prayer in Kendallville. Survivors include a son, Thomas and Paul Bryant of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Thacker, Reshia, Emily and Jordon Payne; a brother, Richard and Zena Hall of Willard, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Veronica; 4 brothers and one sister. Funeral March 30 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-27-2009
Bryant Mary E, 95, of R. 3, Albion, died Monday at the Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born Dec. 20, 1888 in Miami County, the daughter of Benjamin and Susannah (Angelmeyer) Mohler. She married Sidney E. Bryant in Michigan in 1911. He died June 4, 1946. She had resided in Albion 68 years and was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Albion. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Garland (Amine) Orcutt of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Walter (Vera) Schmuck and Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Uhl, both Albion, and Mrs. Bernard (Blanche) Lemper of Auburn; two sons, Sidney E. Jr. of Warsaw, and Vernon E. of Rantoul, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at the Apostolic Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-16-1984
Bryant Mary Lois, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Bryant, was born at her home in York Twp, Aug. 1, 1927, and died on June 3, 1934. She was six years, ten months and two days old. Surviving are the parents; six children, Barbara, Blanche, Sidney Jr., and Vernon at home, Mrs. Vera Schmuck of Kosciusko County, and Mrs. Amine Orcutt of Columbus, Ohio. + 6-?-1934
Bryant Michael Wayne, four-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Bryant, R. 1, LaOtto, one of a set of triplets, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Surviving are the remaining triplets, Ronald and Tammara; two additional brothers, Hubert and Scott, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neale, Ossian, Mrs. Maggie Boone, Yoder, James Bryant , Ewing, Va., and Charles McDouglass, Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday in Elzey Funeral Home, Ossian. Burial, Fairview Cemetery at Bluffton. ~ 1-9-1969
Bryant Ruby L, 79, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday in Regency Place Health Care in Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 11, 1915 in Noble County to Clarence and Charlotte (Addis) Wolfe. She married John W. Bryant on Aug. 24, 1968 in Fort Wayne. He died Oct. 2, 1991. She attended Wolf Lake High School. Surviving are a daughter, Mary C. Smith of Fort Wayne; a son, Kenneth E. Buchan of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Lavon Ostrowski and Jenna Williams of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, William H. Wolfe of Ligonier and Verlin Wolfe of Churubusco; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene O. Wolfe. Funeral Friday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. + 3-8-1994
Bryant Sidney E, 60, (b. 7-7-1885 - d. 6-4-1946) formerly of this city, died Tuesday at his home in Jefferson Twp. He was the operator of a barber shop at Albion. Surviving are the wife, Mary; four daughters, Mrs. Garland Orcutt, Columbus, O., Mrs. Walter Schmuck, Albion, Mrs. George Buckles, Avilla, and Mrs. Bernard Lemper, Auburn; three sons, Clarence, Kalamazoo, Mich. and Sidney Jr. and Vernon, at home; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred, Kendallville and Harlan, Ashley; and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Smoker, Akron, and Mrs. Delta Evers, Cincinnati. Funeral Thursday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1946
Bryant Sidney E, 76, died Tuesday at home. The Albion native retired in 1994 as a machinist from Chore-Time, Milford, after 20 years. He was founder and minister of Syracuse United Pentecostal Church and also worked at Truelove Brothers Farm Implements, Albion, for 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in WW II. Surviving are his wife, Doris; a son, Jack of Warsaw; 3 daughters, Nina Stienbarger and Judy Smith of Warsaw and Patricia Chandler of Pierceton; 3 sisters, Blanche Lemper of Auburn, Vera Schmuck of Kendallville and Barbara Uhl of Granger; a brother, Vernon of Rantoul, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Warsaw United Pentecostal Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 9-6-2001
Bryant Sidney T, 58, of Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Melvin, Ky., Aug. 1, 1939 to Hillard and DeLeary (Waddles) Bryant. On July 1, 1963 in Clintwood, Va., he married Marilyn Hall. He was a foundry worker who retired 1-2-1990. Surviving are his wife; his mother; a daughter and son-in-law, Veronica and Jeff Thacker; and a son, Thomas, all of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Geneva Mosley of Kendallville and Jeanette Hall of Martin; 4 brothers, Ed of Martin, Charles of Albion, Mich., and Bill and Michael of Kendallville; and a granddaughter, Ashley Thacker. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-19-1997
Bryant Thomas L, 41, of Kendallville, died at his home May 6, 2012. He was born in Kendallville on May 23, 1970, to Sidney and Margarett M. (Hall) Bryant. He graduated from ITT Technical Institute with an associate degree in computer and electronic engineering. He married Paula Dawn Garloch on June 23, 2006, in Kendallville. He was just recently employed with Parker-Hannifan in Albion. Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Reshia Payne of Kendallville and Emily Payne of Kendallville; a son, Jordon Payne of Kendallville; a grandson, Jayden Miller of Kendallville.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Veronica Thacker. 
Funeral May 10 at Hite Funeral Home.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-9-2012
Bryant Vernon E, 73, of Rantoul, Ill., died Jan. 2, 2004 at Carle Hospital, Champaign, Ill. He was born in Albion on Sept. 27, 1930 to Sidney and Mary (Mohler) Bryant. On Jan. 19, 1957 in Kendallville he married Mary E. Lash. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and farmed in the Dewey and Fisher areas for 30 years. Surviving are his wife; a son, Anthony of Rantoul; 2 daughters, Tina Kinder and Teresa Russell, both of Rantoul; 3 sisters, Blanche Lemper, Vera Schmuck and Barbara Uhl, all of Indiana; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Graveside service Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 1-4-2004
Bryant Wayne F, 64, of 1447 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne died at his home last Wednesday. He was an Essex International Inc., employee and a veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife, Florence; two sons, Charles of Centralia, Wash., and Darrold of Norfolk, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Mildred) McCoy, R. 1, Avilla, Mrs. Nellie Wendt of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Bessie Hull of Columbia City and Mrs. Irene Rutter of Lansing, Mich.; three brothers, Dale of San Jose, Calif., Carl of Dry Lake, and Earl of Fort Wayne; and five grandchildren. Funeral Friday at the C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-14-1971
Bryie Alma E, 72, a native of Allen County, died Dec. 10, 1961 at Kondas Nursing Home, near Albion. Her husband, John, died in 1959 and had been a resident of Allen County and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Survivors include two sons, Jesse of Kendallville, and Merle of Huntertown; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Davis of Ellicott City, Md., and Mrs. Helen Petrie of Kendallville; and seven grandchildren. Four brothers preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in a Churubusco funeral home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1961
Bryie Bessie Ann, 104, of Churubusco, died December 27, 2000 in Miller's Merry Manor of Columbia City. She was born July 2, 1896 in Green Twp to Isaac and Ellie (Workman) Rosenogle. On December 24, 1913 she married Peter Charles Bryie in Columbia City. He died March 18, 1970. A homemaker, she was a member of Ege Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and LaOtto Home Economics Club. Survivors include a daughter, Lucy Ickes of Churubusco; a son, Otho of Lakeland, Fla.; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 11 brothers. Mass of Christian Burial at Ege Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-25-2001
Bryie Jesse W, 74, Kendallville, died March 22 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 11, 1912 in Sturgis, Mich., the son of John and Alma (Longnecker) Bryie. He married Ellen Easterday Sept. 7, 1939 in Indianapolis. He was a member of the IOOF No. 316. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Judy) Day of Springdale, Ohio; three sons, Roger, Corinth, Miss., Randy, Escondido, Calif., and Ronald at home; two sisters, Frances Davis of Detour, Md., and Helen Petrie, Kendallville; a brother, Merl of Huntertown; and three grandchildren. Services March 26 in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-3-1986
Bryie Nancy Ellen, 85, of Avilla, died December 30, 2005 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She graduated from Albion High School in 1938 and spent most of her married life in Kendallville. She was a member of Rehoboth Church and Rebekah Lodge of Albion. Born in Jefferson Twp, Noble County, on September 1, 1920, she was the daughter of William D. and Flossie (Lock) Easterday. She married Jesse W. Bryie on September 7, 1939 in Indianapolis. He died March 22, 1986. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tom Day of Springdale, OH; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Roger Bryie of Corinth, MS, Randy and Nancy Bryie of Camarillo, CA, and Ron and Linda Bryie of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Tom Arquette, Karen Fisher and Brett Day; and 4 great-grandchildren, Justin, Jake and Jesse Day and Zachary Fisher. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Easterday, of Albion. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-26-2006
Brysland Josiah, an old resident of Waterloo, was struck by a Lake Shore engine Monday and was killed. He was past 70. ~ 12-29-1892

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