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Dafforn Charles, 80, resided at R. 2, Churubusco and died at St. Joseph’s Hospital Sunday. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Churubusco. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Craig of Churubusco and Mrs. Harry Miller, whose husband is stationed with the Army in Germany; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Clarence of Columbia City and Kenneth of Holly Springs, Miss. He was an uncle of Howard Dafforn, R. 2, Avilla. Services Sept. 11 at Krider-Lane Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 9-14-1972 + 9-?-1972
Dafforn Clara, 82, Avilla, died February 21, 2000 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born April 19, 1917 in Ege to Francis "Frank" and Frances (Bloom) Schenher. On March 3, 1945 in Ege she married Howard "Doc" Dafforn, who died June 28, 1985. She was a lifetime resident of Noble County and she retired in 1975 from the East Noble cafeteria. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Avilla, St. Mary's Rosary Society and Catholic Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Barbara Staadt of New Haven and Sharon Olinske of Fort Wayne; one son, Gary Dafforn of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Chris, Jenny, Stephanie, Tyler and Travis; 2 great-grandchildren, Mackenzye and Griffen; 2 sisters, Catherine Markin of Fort Wayne and Agnes Grim of Avilla; and one brother, Robert Schenher of Churubusco. Four sisters, Helen Gladieux, Marcella Schenher, Gertrude Bobay and Rose Bianski; and 4 brothers, Paul, Charles, Steve and Lawrence Schenher, preceded her in death. Services Thursday in St. Mary's Church, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. ~2-24-2000
Dafforn Clarence Jr, the 6-week old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dafforn of Jefferson Twp, died Tuesday. Surviving are the parents, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral Wednesday from Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 1-?-1935
Dafforn Ernest, 43, of R. 1, Avilla, died last Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, as the result of burns received the previous Thursday afternoon as he came in contact with a high voltage electrical line in Wallen while helping move a house. He was an Allen County native and a veteran of WW II, serving in the Pacific Theatre with the Marine Corps. He had resided on the R. 1 Avilla farm since 1954. A machinist for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 20 years, he was a member of Charter Oak Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow, the former Jean Campbell; three daughters, Cheryl, Linda and Connie, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Maude Dafforn of R. 2, Churubusco; three brothers, George W. Jr., Raymond of Arcola, and Howard of Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Snyder, Columbia City, and Mrs. Robert Schneider, Arcola. Service in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 10-1-1964
Dafforn George W, 82, a lifelong resident of Eel River Twp, died last Thursday at Parkview Hospital of injuries suffered in a fall from a tree. Mr. and Mrs. Dafforn had resided on the same farm since 1915. He was born Sept. 10, 1882, a son of John and Hannah Webster Dafforn. In 1906 he married Maude Scarlett. He was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include the wife; four sons, Raymond of Arcola, George Jr. of Churubusco, Howard and Ernest, both of Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Snyder of Columbia City and Mrs. Robert Schneider of Arcola; 24 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four brothers, John and Charles of Churubusco, Clarence of Columbia City, and Kenneth of Holly Springs, Mass.; two sisters, Miss Jennie Dafforn and Mrs. Willard Arnold of Fort Wayne. A son Howard and three brothers preceded him in death. Service Sunday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 9-24-1964
Dafforn Howard "Doc", 68, R. 2, Avilla, died Friday at Parkview Hospital. He was born May 14, 1917 in Allen County, the son of George and Maude (Scarlett) Dafforn. He married Clara Schenher March 3, 1945 in Ege. He was a retired employee of International Harvester, where he worked for 39 years; a veteran of WW II and a member of the VFW in Kendallville, the Moose Lodge in Auburn and American Legion Post 240 in Avilla; and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Barbara, New Haven, and Sharon, Fort Wayne; one son, Gary, Kendallville; two brothers, Ray, Arcola, and George, Churubusco; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Monday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 7-4-1985 + 6-28-1985
Dafforn Mary Louise, 75, died Dec. 29, 2002 in Columbia City. She had worked at Dana Corp. in Churubusco. She was born in Albion on June 30, 1927 to Washington and Florence Parker. She married Harry Dafforn on Sept. 30, 1936. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Ronald and John of Columbia City; a daughter, Linda Conrad of Lagro; a brother, Joseph Lee Parker of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services Tuesday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ^ 12-30-2002
Dafforn Maude E, 81, died Tuesday just after admittance to Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 2, 1884 in Allen County, the daughter of Rheuben and Clara Baker Scarlett. In 1906 she was married to George W. Dafforn and they spent their entire married lives in Allen County, residing on the present farm 49 years. Mr. Dafforn died Sept. 17, 1964, and a son, Ernest, died Sept. 25, 1964. She was also preceded in death by two sisters-in-law and another son. Surviving are three sons, Raymond of Arcola Road, George Jr. of Churubusco and Howard of Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Snyder of Columbia City and Mrs. Robert Schneider of Arcola; 24 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Weinscheimer of Detroit, Mrs. Myrtle Price of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Bernice Brock of Anaheim, Calif. Funeral Friday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 6-10-1965
Dafforn Raymond L, 79, died July 2 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. A native of Allen County, he had lived most of his life in rural Arcola. He retired after 30 years from International Harvester in 1976. Surviving are his wife, Edna; four daughters, Fay Felger and Teryl Piech of Fort Wayne, Cathy Sheehan of Monroeville, and Nancy Ziegler of Wolf Lake; a son, Derald of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, George, Churubusco; and 16 grandchildren. Services Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 7-11-1989
Daffron Ethel "Nannie", 81, of Rome City, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 29, 1909 in Madison County, the daughter of James and Jeanie (Farrow) Owen. She married Raymond Jack Daffron, who died in September 1953. She retired in 1983 from Essex Wire in Topeka, where she was a machinist. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Rome City. Surviving are three sisters, Nellie Inglis of Summitville, Elizabeth Georgel of Elwood, and Mildred Cole of Sheridan; several nieces and nephews, including James Georgel of Rome City, who took care of her. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Graveside services will be Wednesday in Elwood Cemetery. + 12-2-1989
Dailey Jimmy R, about 45, R. 1, Albion, (b. 12-21-1927) died at of an apparent heart attack May 29, 1973 while being taken by ambulance to the Whitley County Hospital. He had been a resident of the Albion community for about ten years, coming here from Warren. He was born in Fort Wayne Dec. 21, 1927. Preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Fern Dailey, and one brother, Rexford. He was married Sept. 6, 1952 in St. Peter & Paul Church in Huntington to Ruth Krumanaker. He was an employee of Auto Machine, Albion, in the capacity of controls electrician. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and had served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his widow; his stepfather, Roy Sills of Liberty Center; three daughters, Charlene, Laura and Anna Marie; and two sons, William and James, all at home. Services Friday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. + 5-?-1973
Dailey Marie Catherine, 83, died Sunday in the Medco Center, Fort Wayne. A former Garrett resident, she had lived at LaVerna Terrace Apartments for the past five years. She was born June 22, 1904 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Oliver and Clara (Bradley) Haag. She married Sam Dailey in 1929 and he preceded her in death. Surviving is one daughter, Millacene Smith of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She attended the Garrett Church of Christ. Graveside services Wednesday in Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 11-5-1987 + 11-1-1987
Dailey Ruth Charlene, 69, of Wolcottville, died Feb. 1, 2000 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 18, 1930 in Huntington to Edward and Anna (Ludwig) Krumanaker. On Sept. 27, 1952 she married Jimmy R. Dailey. He died in 1973. She was a production supervisor at Monsanto, retiring in 1986 after 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Gaspar's Catholic Church and the Wolcottville American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are 3 daughters, Charlene of Wolf Lake, Laura Hursey of Ligonier and Anna Allen of Hamilton; 2 sons, William of Albion and James of Cecil, Ohio; 2 sisters, Betty Schere of Huntington and Dorothy Droze of Marshfield, Wis.; a brother, Paul Krumanaker of Durand, Mich.; a stepmother; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jimmy and Bill Krumanaker; and 2 sisters, Mary Ballard and Rose Elliott. Funeral Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-1-2000
Dale Mary, 84, a resident of Albion for the past year, died at the Kendallville Hospital Friday from pneumonia and complications. Surviving are a son, Burl Brim of Albion. The family moved from Mount Vernon, Ill. to Albion a year ago. The body was taken to Mount Vernon where funeral services were held Monday. + 1-?-1935
Dallas Gladys, 89, of R. 2, Wolcottville, died Thursday in LaGrange Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1892 in LaGrange County, she was the daughter of John and Adeline (Pontius) Gordon. On Oct. 20, 1915 in Tippecanoe, she married George H. Dallas, who died April 10, 1929. She was a member of Green Chapel Wesleyan Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Julia) Kelley of Angola; a son, Iris "Ike" Dallas of Wolcottville; a sister, Mrs. Russell (Amy) Brill of Wolcottville; a granddaughter, Elaine Lambright of LaGrange; and three great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Green Chapel Church. Burial, Sloan Cemetery, LaGrange County. + 6-?-1982
Dallas Kenneth Frederick, 68, of rural Wolcottville, died unexpectedly March 23, 1995 in his residence. He was born in rural Wolcottville on Oct. 11, 1926 to Russell L. and Martha E. (Domer) Dallas. His father died in Dec. 1983 and his mother in Oct. 1983. A dairy farmer, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force as a weather observer. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville. Surviving is a son, Dennis of LaOtto. A daughter, Shirleen, died Dec. 2, 192. Funeral Wednesday in Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 3-25-1995
Dallas Martha E, 78, R. 2, Wolcottville, died Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. Born Dec. 29, 1904 in LaGrange County, she married Russell L. Dallas on Oct. 17, 1925 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband in a Kendallville nursing home; a son, Kenneth, R. 2, Wolcottville; three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Moyer, R. 1, Wolcottville, and Mrs. Margaret Horn and Mrs. Mary Targgart, both Topeka; and a grandson. Funeral Sunday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 11-?-1983
Dallas Russell L, 81, died Tuesday at McCray Hospital. He had lived at R. 2, Wolcottville where he was a farmer. He was born March 31, 1902 on Wolcottville, the son of Newell and Eva (Aumsbaugh) Dallas. He married Martha Domer Oct. 27, 1925 in Fort Wayne. She died Oct. 2, 1983. Surviving are a son, Kenneth, Wolcottville; and a grandson, Dennis of LaOtto. One sister preceded him in death. Services Friday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ~ 12-22-1983 + 12-13-1983
Daly William T, 73, resident of North Webster for many years, died Friday at his home there. Surviving are the widow, Gay; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Plath of Calif.; one sister. Funeral Monday in North Webster Methodist Church. Burial, Gracelawn Cemetery, Elkhart. + 11-?-1949
Damand Bertha M, 61, lifelong resident of Noble County, died Nov. 19 at her home in Kendallville. She was born four miles west of LaOtto, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Sheets. She was married to Lewis B. Damand in 1905. Surviving are the husband and one daughter, Mrs. Oma Weaver; four brothers and a sister. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1942
Damand Dottie, 70, died at her home south of town Tuesday. Funeral Thursday at McKee and Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 8-18-1949
Damand Mary Ann, daughter of James and Jane M. Willits, was born April 23, 1834 in Alliance Ohio, at that time only a little cluster of log cabins known as the "Beech", and died Jan 17, 1922 on the home farm near Avilla, where she has resided for nearly fifty years, aged 87 years, 8 months and twenty-five days. When she was eight years old she, with her parents, moved by wagon to Noble County, again settling in the unbroken forest about three miles southwest of her late home. Upon the death of her father in 1849 she went back to Columbiana Co., Ohio, to live with her paternal grandmother. She returned to Noble County in the early sixties. On April 23, 1871 she married John Henry Damand, who died over 38 years ago. They had a son, John C., who died in infancy; and a daughter, Dottie Mary Ann. She was the fifth child of a family of nine children, eight of whom lived to have families of their own. After the death of a sister and brother in 1911, she was the only remaining member of her father’s family. She leaves a stepson, William H. of Albion and her daughter, Dottie. She united with the Christian Church in Lisbon, Ohio in her young womanhood. ~ 1-26-1922
Damand William H, 90, died at the Sacred Heart Home in Avilla Wednesday. Surviving is a half-sister, Dottie Damand of south of Avilla. Funeral Friday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 10-?-1941
Damer Caroline was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. on Feb. 23, 1851. In early childhood she with her parents moved to Ashland County, Ohio, where they resided until 1866 when they moved to Lima Twp, LaGrange County, Indiana, in which locality she has since resided. She was the daughter of William and Anna Stauffer Mohler and was the oldest of a family of eight daughters and one son. Four sisters and the brother survive her, Mrs. Mary Horn of Brighton, Mrs. Julius McKenzie of South Bend, Mrs. Elizabeth Gannon of Chicago, and Miss Sadie of Howe; and her brother of Paw Paw, Mich. On March 22, 1868 she was married to William Damer. They had four children, Mary C. Smith, Samuel E., Clarence A, and Ida S. Curtis. Samuel E. died Oct. 2, 1897, and Ida A. on April 21, 1920. She is survived by her husband, two children, 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, all having their home nearby. She died Dec. 20, 1927. + 12-20-1927
Damer William was born in Tuscarawas County, Bucks Twp, Ohio Feb. 3, 1847, the son of John Y. and Mary C. Stillianbauer Damer, and was married to Caroline Mohler, daughter of William and Anna Fulkert? Mohler in LaGrange County, Ind. March 22, 1868. She died Dec. 20, 1927. He was the father of four children, Mrs. Mary C. Smith, Samuel E., Clarence A. and Ida A. Curtis. Samuel E. died Oct. 26, 1897 and Ida on April 21, 1920. He came with his parents who were among the early pioneers to the southern part of Indiana at the age of about two years and there he resided until about 19 years of age when he came to LaGrange County, which has been his home through all the remaining years of his life. He died March 21, 1932 at Brighton, Ind., having reached the age of 85 years and 28 days. He is survived by one brother, Samuel C. of N.Y.C.; two children; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Brighton Chapel with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Howe. + 3-21-1932
Damey Charles Atlee, 91, of R. 1, Ligonier, died Sunday at his residence. He was born June 4, 1891 in Noble County to Frank and Rebecca (Givens) Damey and married Clara Snider who died May 15, 1962. He was a farmer and member of Burr Oak Church near Ligonier. There are no immediate survivors. Services at Burr Oak Church Wednesday. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 4-10-1983
Damey Harry E, about 73, of Ligonier, died Dec. 7, 1964 in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne after suffering a stroke at his home. He was a member of the Ligonier EUB Church, the Masonic and Elks Lodges and the American Legion. He is survived by the widow, Pearl; and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Trittipo of Albion, Mrs. Clarence Meroney of Swan, Mrs. Harriet Brady and Mrs. Beulah Working, Ligonier. Funeral Thursday at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1964
Damey Pearl J, 85, formerly of Ligonier, died Thursday in Fountainview Place Nursing Home, Goshen. She was born March 18, 1902 in York Twp, to Ozro C. and Grace M. (Seaburg) Deardorff. On June 21, 1924 in Albion she married Harry E. Damey, who died in 1964. A lifetime county resident, she formerly worked for Master Garment Factory, Ligonier, and retired from Essex Wire Co. in 1978. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church and Ligonier American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Marilyn) Targgart of Fort Wayne; a son, Robert Claudon, Bridgman, Mich.; a nephew, Richard Nichols of Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-16-1987
Damey Rebecca C, 78, died Monday at her home on R. 1, Ligonier. Surviving are the husband, Frank E.; one son, C. A., Ligonier, R. 1; and two brothers, Oliver and Jacob Givens of Pierceton. Funeral Wednesday in the Salem Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 8-?-1941
Damey Samuel Fremont, 66, almost a lifelong resident of Ligonier, died of heart trouble Tuesday. He was born in LaGrange County but for many years resided in this county where he was a farmer when in health. Surviving are the widow; one son, Harry of Ligonier; and 4 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Trittipo of Albion and Mrs. C. Brady, Mrs. Keith Working and Mrs. Clarence Meroney, all of Ligonier; 3 brothers, Frank, John and Charles, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Charles Price, Mrs. Arthur Blake, Mrs. Oscar Growcock and Mrs. Frank Miller. Funeral Thursday from the U. B. Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 2-25-1926
Damon Louis, about 55, a Wawaka contractor, died of a heart attack Dec. 7, 1946, while working a few miles north of Culver where he was constructing a bridge across the Yellow River. He is survived by his widow, Madeline; two daughters, Lois and Joanne at home; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Marion Crossland of Defiance, Ohio; two brothers, George of Lansing, Mich., and Christ of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Cumberland of N.Y.C. and Mrs. Gertrude Damman of Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Funeral at Wawaka Methodist Church Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1946
Damon Louis Mrs, about 38, died August 11 in Lakeside Hospital in Kendallville.  Funeral was held Wednesday afernoon.  Burial, Oak Park Cemetery.  ^ 8-14-1930
Danalds Betty J, 76, died April 25, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born May 1, 1930 in Fort Wayne to Harold and Fonderine (Moore) Butler. She was a veterinarian assistant at Dircksen & Johnson in Garrett for 10 years and a carrier 20 years for the Journal Gazette at Wayne Co-op and Sacred Heart Home. Surviving are 3 daughters, Lu-Anne Brandon of Kendallville, Loria Danalds of Avilla and Lisa DePew of New Haven; 3 sons, Steven and Patricia Danalds of Springfield, Mo., Jeffery and Dianna Danalds of Corunna and Eric and Allissa of Auburn; 2 brothers, Marvin and Diane Butler of Colton, Calif., and William and Jeanie Butler of Garrett; 3 sisters, Bonnie and William Ogg of Fort Wayne, Beverly Gordon of Fort Wayne and Ameilla Helton of Silver Lake; 11 grandchildren, Tyler, Tiffiny, Luke, Charity, Tracy, Megan, Katherine and Katelyn Danalds, John and David Brandson and Marissa DePew; and 2 great-grandchildren, Evan Danalds and Riley Morgan. She was preceded in death by a son, Kyle, in 1977. Memorial services May 19 at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 4-26-2007
Danalds Kyle R, 17, was dead on arrival at Marion General Hospital following a one-car accident Saturday near Marion on I-69. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Noble County Rural Youth and was a coach for the Noble County Training Center in Albion. He was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 6, 1960 to Dale H. and Betty (Butler) Danalds, R. 2, Avilla. Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Steve, Eric and Jeff; three sisters, Lu-Anne, Lorie and Lisa; grandmothers, Mrs. Fonderine Butler, Wabash, and Mrs. Brittie Davis, Sebring, Fla. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-7-1977 + 7-?-1977
Dancer Belle, 78, died at her home in South Milford due to hardening of the arteries of the heart. Surviving are three sons, C. W. of Stroh, Jesse of Kendallville, George; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Wert of Stroh, Mrs. H. F. Newnam of South Milford and Mrs. Maggie Fiandt of Eddy. + 1913
Dancer David A, 93, died February 13 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. Born October 29, 1865, he was a retired farmer and lived in Swan Twp. His wife, Jennie, died in 1939. Surviving relatives are a son, Ray, R. 1; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ethel Balliet and a great-grandson. Funeral February 16 in L. E. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-29-1959
Dancer Frank, daughter of Dr. Dancer of South Milford, died on Sunday from peritonitis. She was about 16 years of age. Funeral in South Milford on Tuesday. ^ 8-15-1884
Dancer George W, 77, Grabill, father of Wayne Dancer, R. 1, Avilla, died Thursday of last week at his residence. He was born near Auburn and had resided in the Harlan and Grabill area 15 years. He retired in 1947 from the Pennsylvania Railroad after 22 years as a car repairman. Surviving in addition to the son here are his wife, Alice L., a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Gerig, Woodburn; seven grandchildren; a sister and two brothers. Services Saturday at Mease Chapel, south of Auburn. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn. * 1-30-1964
Dancer John was born in Ashland County, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1830. He came to DeKalb County, Ind. in 1848. In early manhood he began teaching school, preparatory to the study of medicine, which he began in 1851 with his brother, William in the town of Auburn. Later, upon the death of his brother, he went to Lisbon in Noble County to continue his studies under Dr. Bicknell of that place. He graduated in 1895 from Rush Medical College, and in 1872 and 1873 attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City. He married Isabel H. Hodges in 1860, who with seven of the eleven children born to them, survive. He was made a master Mason May 28, 1866 and received the orders of knighthood in Apollo Commandery No. 19, K.T., Dec. 24, 1869. Funeral was conducted from South Milford Free Baptist Church. The remains were laid to rest southwest of the village. + No date ^ 10-30-1896
Dancer Leora Belle, wife of George W. Dancer, and daughter of J. D. and Lovina Ferguson, was born near Auburn, DeKalb County, Ind. Aug. 14, 1880, died at her father’s residence at South Milford, Dec. 14, 1899, aged 19 years and 4 months. She was married Jan. 1, 1899. She leaves father, mother, husband and two sisters, Mrs. Kinsey of Auburn, and Katie who lives at home. Funeral at the Freewill Baptist Church Dec. 17. Burial, Nesbitt Cemetery. + 12-14-1899
Dancer Pearl, 65, a lifelong resident of Swan Twp, died Thursday. She was born October 24, 1895, a daughter of George Christlieb and Ocie Christlieb. On Feb. 16, 1915 she married Ray Dancer at Albion. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Survivors are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Balliet; one grandchild and one sister, Mrs. Walter Gienger of LaOtto. Services Saturday in Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1961
Dancer Ray E, 77, Avilla horse farmer, died Thursday. He was stricken while working in his barn on his farm on R. 1 and was pronounced dead on arrival at McCray Hospital. Born June 14, 1892 in DeKalb County, he lived almost his entire life in Noble County. He was the son of David and Jennie Shive Dancer, both deceased. He was married on Feb. 16, 1915 to Pearl Christlieb at Albion. She died March 2, 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Ethel) Balliet and a grandson, Larry, both of R. 1, Avilla. Funeral Sunday in Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-25-1969 + 12-1970
Dancy Jacquline A, 44, of Ligonier, died unexpectedly Aug. 21, 2010 at her residence. She was the manager at Ligonier Liquors for over 15 years. She graduated from West Noble High School in 1984, was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, graduated from IPFW in 2006 with honors and was currently attending Ivy Tech. She was born Oct. 20, 1965 in Goshen to Robert and Shirley (Miller) Durham. On June 25, 1988 she married Michael Dancy. Surviving are her husband; 2 children, Austin and Ashley Dancy; 5 grandchildren; her father, of Ligonier; and one brother, Robert (Lisa) Durham Jr. of Ligonier. Service Aug. 25 at The Cross Walk at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-23-2010
Daniels Archie C, 65, of Ligonier, died Wednesday at the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 31, 1919 in Bath County, Ky., he was the son of Emmett and Lulia (Hobbs) Daniels. On June 18, 1946 in Ligonier, he married Jean Brumbaugh. A Ligonier resident since moving from South Bend in 1950, he was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II. He was a self-employed accountant in Ligonier and a member of American Legion Post 243 and Eagles Lodge No. 1763. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kevin of Ligonier; a sister, Leone Kring of Eaton Rapids, Minn.; a brother, Lawrence of Topeka; a grandchild. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Veterans Cemetery, Marion. + 3-6-1985
Daniels Bobby L, 45, of Albion, died Oct. 17, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He worked in the auto industry. He was born Feb. 6, 1957 in Hindman, Ky. to Lum and Juanita (Gooslin) Daniels. On June 3, 1978 in the Church of God in Auburn he married Colleen Hoover. Surviving are his wife; 2 brothers, Charles of St. Joe and David of Garrett; 3 sisters, Sharon McNutt and Gracie Wasson of Garrett and Cheryl Wyatt of Auburn. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 10-18-2004
Daniels Carol "Jean", 64, of Avilla, died November 14, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born January 13, 1941 to Clarence and Adele (Knipstein) Bade. On September 9, 1961 in New Haven she married Jerry L. Daniels. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Rich Portmann of Palatine, IL; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Heather Daniels of Shakoppe, MN; and 5 grandchildren, Jacob, Justin, Alex, Cole, Julia and Carter. She had retired in August 2003 from Yoder & Mowery Law Office in Kendallville. She was a graduate of New Haven High School and had attended International Business College for one year. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla where services were held. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-1-2005
Daniels Elbert H, 57, of Ligonier, died today in Goshen General Hospital, Goshen. Born April 23, 1923 in Salt Lick, Ky., he was the son of Emmett and Lulia (Hobbs) Daniels. On July 15, 1944 in Big Lake he married Pauline Herron. He had been a resident of Ligonier 28 years, moving from Wolf Lake. He was a retired insurance agent with Prudential Insurance Co. and an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of the Ligonier Church of Christ and American Legion Post 243. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Denise) Dice of Ligonier; two sons, Greg of Goshen, and Daryl of Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Leone) Kring of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Archie of Kimmell, and Lawrence of Topeka; and four grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Daniels Emily, 73, widow of Thomas Daniels, died at her home, corner of William and Oak streets, Saturday evening. She had not been in the best of health since March, but at no time was her condition considered serious and she was able to be about the house. At 11 o'clock Saturday evening she complained of being ill and died shortly afterwards of internal hemorrhages. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, December 12, 1842, and came to Kendallville in girlhood. She was the daughter of John Duel, who drove a pair of mules hitched to a sled to this city, arriving here in April. For a time her father conducted a grocery store here. At the age of sixteen she was united in marriage to G. W. Hammel and to this marriage two daughters were born, Ida and Eva. Mr. Hammel died some years ago and she was united in marriage to Thomas Daniels. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels were the parents of three children. Lulu died in childhood, but Mrs. Emma Fritz of this city and Mrs. Minnie Miller of Elkhart survive the union. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Daniels was a loving and kind mother, an interesting conversationalist, and a highly respected woman of the community. Funeral Tuesday from the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery ^ 5-17-1915 Contributed by Judy Richter
Daniels Emmett, 87, Ligonier, died Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor. He was born April 6, 1887 in Salt Lick, Ky., to Richard and Betsy (McClain) Daniels. He married Lulia B. Hobbs May 20, 1910 in Bath County, Ky. He was a resident of Ligonier three years, moving from Wolf Lake where he was a custodian at Luckey Hospital. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Kring, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; three sons, Archie and Elbert, Ligonier, and Lawrence, Topeka; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1975
Daniels Jean, 63, of Ligonier, died Wednesday in the Kenney Retirement Community. She was born June 13, 1926 in Noble County, the daughter of Vernon and Anna (Savoie) Brumbaugh. On Jan. 18, 1946 in Ligonier she married Archie C. Daniels. He died in 1985. She was a volunteer at Kenney Retirement Community and a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243 Auxiliary. Surviving are a son, Kevin of Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Irene) Cory of Albion; 2 brothers, Robert Brumbaugh of Albion and Charles Brumbaugh of Kendallville; and one grandson. A sister preceded her in death. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 4-4-1990
Daniels Lulia B, 82, Ligonier, died today in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. Born May 10, 1895 in Fleming County, Ky., she was the daughter of Hannibal and Arvelia (Goodwin) Hobbs. She married Emmett Daniels May 20, 1910 in Salt Lick, Ky. He died in 1975. She had been a Ligonier resident since 1972, moving from Wolf Lake. She was a former employee of the Wirk Garment Co., Ligonier, and the Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, and formerly ran the Daniels Tourist Home in Wolf Lake. She was a member of the Big Lake Church of Christ. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Leone) Kring, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; three sons, Archie, Kimmell, Elbert, Ligonier, and Lawrence, Topeka; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1978
Daniels Maxine M, 57, mother of Jerry Daniels, Avilla, died early Monday at her home in New Haven. She was a native of Tennessee and had lived in the New Haven vicinity 23 years. Other survivors include her husband, Woody; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Kay Blosser, Fort Wayne; her mother, Mrs. Ruby Jackson, Fort Wayne; three brothers, James, Frankfort, and Harold and William, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Sue Thompson, Woodburn and Mrs. Betty Botheron, Auburn. Services today in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ~ 1-13-1977 + 1-?-1977
Daniels Nannie, 80, a resident of this area for the past 30 years, died Thursday in the Wolf Lake Nursing Home. Born Oct. 27, 1889 in Ky. to Benjamin F. and Martha (Culberson) Powers, she was a retired employee of Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. On Dec. 24, 1905 she married James C. Daniels who died in April 1962. She was a member of the Church of God at Big Lake. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Grace Hawkins, Cromwell; two sons, Richard of Niles, Mich., and Marlan of Houston, Tex.; one brother; two sisters; 5 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is the grandmother of Mrs. Arthur Hawn, Cromwell. Funeral Sunday at Krider-Lane Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1970
Daniels Sherman William was born in Johnstown, New York on Aug. 13, 1853; and died at Kendallville Oct. 26, aged 46 years 2 months and 13 days. He was one of a family of 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys, besides 2 stepsisters and 2 half-sisters, all of whom with his father are living. His mother died over 30 years ago. He first came to Kendallville 32 years ago. For the last 4 years he has been living with his stepsister, Mrs. Tish. Funeral at her residence Saturday. Burial, lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-3-1899
Daniels Thomas, 86, veteran blacksmith, early settler and pioneer resident of this city and county, peacefully passed away at his home, corner Oak and William streets, Wednesday evening. Had he lived until July 29, he would have celebrated his 87th birthday. Death was due directly to paralysis and locotomor ataxia together with the weaknesses of old age. He became unconscious Tuesday evening, remaining in that state until death. He born in New York, July 29, 1825. Forty-five years ago he came to this city from Freeland Corners, Ill. He was a smith by trade, and for a period of forty long years he was an employee at the Flint & Walling Company, being identified as foreman of the blackmsith department for a number of years. He was a faithful, ambitious and conscientious employee and had the confidence of all his fellowmen. Until two years ago, he wielded the hammer. He was given an honorable discharge, and placed on a pension by the company. At the time of his retirement from active duty he was the oldest employee in the concern. Ten years ago he suffered his first stroke of paralysis, and about two years ago he was again stricken with the disease which enfeebled his limbs and made it almost impossible for him to walk. He was a very congenial gentleman and by his kindliness to all he won a large circle of friends. He was an expert fisherman and always spent much of his idle time on some nearby lake. He always delighted in narrating numerous adventures and experiences of his fishing expeditions which proved intensely interesting to his attentive auditors. He was a quaint character and was familiarly known as Uncle Tom. During his declining days he spent much of his time at home visiting with friends. He was of moderate habits, by virtue of which he attained a ripe old age. He was first united in marriage to Miss Jane Sherman at Gloversville, N.Y. 6 years ago.(It seems like that number "6" is incorrect.) After enjoying a happy wedded life for five years the union was sadly broken by the death of his wife. Five years later he was united in marriage to Mrs. Emily Hammel and for forty-two years they have enjoyed the love and happiness of wedded life. The deceased is survived by a wife, nine children and a number of grandchildren. The surviving daughters are Mrs. Frank Lamott, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Sarah Simons, of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs Walter Giroux, of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs Minnie Miller of Elkhart; Mrs Ida Neese of Mishawaka and Mrs. Emma Fritz and Mrs. Eva Tisch of this city, and two sons, William of Los Angeles and Thaddous, of Chicago. Funeral Friday afternoon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-8-1912 Conributed by Judy Richter
Daniels Wayland Ebenezer was born near Medina, Lenawee County, Mich. April 9, 1840; and died at the family residence near Kendallville May 22, aged 63 years 1 month, 13 days. His parents were among the first settlers of this county and came from Orleans County, N.Y. He served as clerk and bookkeeper in the store of Ebenezer Daniels & Co. In 1868 he married Samantha M. Hitchcock, who with 2 daughters, Lottie E. and Eva, survive. One daughter was taken away in infancy. He also leaves 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Mrs. Joseph D. Parker of Chicago, Prof., A. L. Daniels of Burlington, Vt., and A. F. Daniels and Mrs. Eugenie D. Campbell of Topeka, Kansas. His married life was spent in Kendallville and on farms adjoining. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He served 2 terms as councilman in Kendallville. Funeral at the residence Sunday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-29-1903
Danklefsen Donald H, 78, father of Dr. Donald P. Danklefsen of Kendallville, died Friday at his Fort Wayne home. He was born Sept. 3, 1906 in Scott, Ohio to Sauk and Elsie (Timma) Danklesfsen, and married Lucille D. Holzworth in Fort Wayne June 6, 1929. He retired as a superintendent from Dix-Kelly Electrical Contractors after 52 years of service. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the Maumee Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Lodge and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 305. Other survivors include a son, Rev. Robert D. of Monroe, La.; a sister, Beulah Mohr of Haviland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services Monday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, St. John Lutheran Cemetery. + 12-14-1984
Dannenberg Alice I, 74, died July 7 at her Garrett home. She had been a lab technician at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett, the Souder Clinic in Auburn and the Duemling Clinic in Fort Wayne. She had lived in the community for 52 years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla and was a former organist for Zion Lutheran Church in Garrett. She was born Jan. 26, 1925 in South Milford to Arthur L. and Goldie I. (Chamberlain) Lung. On Sept. 7, 1947 in Kendallville she married Harold W. Dannenberg. He died in 1982. Surviving are 3 sons, Robert of Auburn, David of Livermore, Calif., and Stanley of Mount Shasta, Calif.; one daughter, Marjorie Arnold of Decatur; a sister, Anna J. Wickersham of Danville; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral in the church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 7-15-1999
Dannenberg Harold W, 69, of rural Garrett, died August 27 in DeKalb Hospital. He was a farmer and security guard at Kraft Foods in Kendallville, a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. A lifelong resident of the county, he was born December 9, 1912 in Union Twp, DeKalb County, the son of John A. and Sarah (Peters) Dannenberg. He married Alice Lung September 7, 1947 in Kendallville. Surviving are the wife; three sons, David, Livermore, Calif., Stanley, Oakland, Calif., and Robert, Auburn; one daughter, Marjorie Arnold, Decatur; three sisters, Dorothy Cutter, and Irene Odenkirk, Auburn, and Gladys Klausing, Garrett; and five grandchildren. Service Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 9-2-1982 + 8-27-1982
Danner Daphyne Ida, 63, of R. 1, Wawaka, died at her residence Sunday ( d. 10-11-1981). Born in Portland on Dec. 12, 1917, she was the daughter of Orlo and Doris Beard. She married Elmer Danner on July 2, 1938 in Elkhart. She had resided in the Wawaka community 3 years, moving from Elkhart. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Dottie) Allen of Pierceton, and Mrs. Dave (Ruth Ann) Smith of Ligonier; two sons, Larry of Kendallville, and Terry at home; a sister; a stepbrother; and six grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-11-1981
Danner Elmer H, 77, R. 1, Wawaka, died Dec. 10, 1989 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was born in Wawaka to Fred and Jennie Young Danner. July 2, 1938 in Elkhart, he married Daphyne Beard, who died in 1981. A lifetime Wawaka area resident, he was a farmer. Surviving are two daughters, Dottie Allen of Barbee Lake south of North Webster, and Ruth Ann Smith of Ligonier; two sons, Larry of Kendallville, and Terry of Wawaka; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-10-1989
Danner Ida E, daughter of Perry and Hannah Rice, was born in Huron County, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1862; married Lee Danner Sept. 1, 1881; died Feb. 3, 1925. Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Steel of Albion; and one grandson, Joseph Steel. Funeral Friday at the M. E. Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 2-?-1925
Danner John W, 64, died at his home near Wawaka Monday following a long illness of paralysis. Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Miss Clara, and Mrs. Luella Conrad; two sons, William and Elmer, all of Wawaka. + 12-?-1936
Danner Lee A, 69, died at his home in Albion Monday from neuralgia of the heart. He leaves the widow; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Steel; one grandson, Joe Settle; and a stepson, Donald Dallas. He was affiliated with the K of P Lodge in this city. Funeral Wednesday at the Methodist Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 11-?-1928
Danner Mary L, 6 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Danner, died Saturday at the family home near Wawaka. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 2-3-1930 Contributed by Judy Richter
Danner William, 37, was struck by an automobile and killed Saturday as he walked on U. S. 6 about 2 ½ miles east of Wawaka. He was a railroad section foreman on the New York Central. The accident occurred as he was returning to his car after recovering a railroad tie which had been dropped from a trailer pulled by his machine. His stepfather endeavored to flag the other driver to stop but he was blinded by the headlights of the Danner vehicle. Surviving are the widow, Dorothy; a brother, Elmer; a sister, Mrs. Luella Conrad; and his mother, Mrs. Jennie Cristman, all Wawaka. Funeral Tuesday at Wawaka Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1941
Danowski Anthonia, 89, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born May 31, 1886 in Poznan, Poland to Alexander and Anthonia Dylikowski. Her husband died in 1932. She was a former resident of Granger. Surviving are three sons, Joseph A., Granger, Rev. Alexander, Ouray, Colo., and Stanley C., Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs. Stella Kasprzak, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Michael McGuire, Indianapolis. Funeral mass Friday at Sacred Heart Chapel. Burial, St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park South Bend. + 5-?-1976
Danzer Arthur Lee, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Danzer of Kendallville, was killed while in action against the Communists in Korea on April 24. He was with the First Marine Division and had been in Korea since March 9. + 4-?-1951
Darby Henry, 86, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Allen County, died March 26 at his home on U. S. Highway No. 27 four and a half miles north of Fort Wayne. He was born in Lake Twp. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Malinda Pettit of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Nora Kramer, Loretta Aehnelt, Mrs. Ida Weber, all of Washington Twp; 4 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mary Heltzel of Albion, who alone survives of the eight children of John and Elizabeth Darby, pioneers of Allen County. Private services Wednesday at Klaehn & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Daring Donald, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daring, 1933 Bayer Ave., Fort Wayne, and another boy were on the ice of the St. Joseph River when the other boy fell through. The Daring boy tried to help when the ice gave way under him also. Surviving him in addition to his parents are three brothers, Robert, John and Richard, all at home; a sister, Mrs. James S. (Loutricia) Remke of Avilla; and grandparents, Mrs. Lela Daring and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Landis of Fort Wayne. Services Monday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 1-27-1972 + 1-?-1972
Darnell Marie L, 89, of Ligonier, died Monday in Kingston of Ligonier. She was born Aug. 17, 1905 in Olathe, Kan. to William and Lottie (Musselman) Kreger. She married Thurlow Gangwer on Sept. 27, 1924 in St. Joseph, Mich. He died in 1936. In June 1943 in Ligonier she married John Darnell. He died in 1962. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Arlene) Sherer of Topeka; 4 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + No date
Darr Betty J, 88, of Kendallville died November 13, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on January 13, 1924, to Arthur and Belle (Newman) Rynearson. She graduated from Muskegon High School in 1942. She first married was Samuel Witte, who was Barbara’s father. She was later married to Samuel Blaskie on September 27, 1962, in Kendallville and he preceded her death January 12, 1993. She was later married to Galen Darr on September 2, 1995, and he died in August 16, 2008. Early on in her life, Betty worked for General Telephone Company in Muskegon, Michigan, for 16 years. When she moved to Kendallville, she worked at Taylor Made for another 16 years. She was a member of the ladies axiliary of the American Legion Post #86 and VFW Post #2749 both in Kendallville. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara and William Wilhelm of Auburn and Deb and Rick Beiswanger of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Christopher and Tina Wilhelm, Ryan and Misty Beiswanger, Brett and Stacy Beiswanger and Kyle Beiswanger; 8 great-grandchildren, Ben, T.W., Maddy, Halle, Avan, Audrey, Gage and Courtney. She was preceded in death by 3 half brothers, Robert, Kenneth and William Rynearson, and a half sister, Lucille Sangster. Funeral Nov. 16 at Hite Funeral Home.  Burial Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-14-2012
Darrow William E, 72, of Oliver Lake Road, Wolcottville, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in LaGrange County Dec. 8, 1915, the son of Eugene and Lilly (Holsinger) Darrrow. On Nov. 28, 1935 in LaGrange, he married Esther Walburn. He retired in 1976 after many years as a salesman for Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. Surviving are his wife; a son, Steven of Wolcottville. Services Tuesday at Plato United Methodist Church of which he was a member. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 1-2-1988
Datson Arthur R, 81, Wolf Lake, was found dead at his home today. The coroner ruled death was due to natural causes and he is presumed to have died June 25. He was born in 1889 in Elkhart County to William and Ollie (Dyer) Datson. Graveside services Thursday at Rice Cemetery, Elkhart. + 6-?-1971
Daubener Rebecca, who lived near Potter’s Station, died on Sunday last. She was about 35 years of age and a sister of Daniel Yarian, trustee of Swan Twp. ^ 4-19-1883
Daubenspeck Wayne A, 59, Witmer Lake, R. 2, Wolcottville, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his residence. Born Oct. 26, 1918 in Noblesville, he was the son of William and Bess (Gipe) Daubenspeck. He married Alice Reveal June 30, 1949 in Fort Wayne. He had lived in Noblesville and Ligonier before moving to Witmer Lake. He served in the U. S. Navy during WW I. He retired Friday from Ligonier Rubber Co. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Donna) Day, Sheridan; a sister, Mrs. Howard (Wilma) Macy, Noblesville; a brother, Richard, Noblesville; and two grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville. + 9-?-1978
Dauberman Blanche L, 63, of LaGrange, died Thursday at her residence. She was born in Springfield Twp, LaGrange County Feb. 15, 1921 to Mark and Inza (Notestine) Pant. On May 31, 1942 in LaGrange, she married Willard E. Dauberman, who died Aug. 12, 1982. She moved to Country Side Apartments five years ago from R. 3, LaGrange, and was retired from Uniform Printing in Kendallville. She was a member of the LaGrange Church of Christ and its Keenagers Club. Surviving are her mother at R. 3, Wolcottville; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Cindy) Marquart of Kendallville, and Mrs. Richard (Alice E) Delcamp of Fort Wayne; a son, Terry B. of Stroh; two sisters, Barbara Handlen of San Antonio, Texas, and Beverly Joan Tilson of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake Bethel Cemetery. + 10-11-1984
Daugherty Jennie Kerr, known as Jennie Kerr, was born at Norristown, Pa., Dec. 13, 1851 and died Jan. 11, 1942. The church of her faith was Presbyterian. She was the adopted daughter of her Uncle John Dawson and Aunt Jane L. Kerr, who raised her from childhood. They moved to Rome City in 1855. Her uncle gave largely to the building up of the city of Rome, having given the island to the Island Park Chautauqua and also the right of way to the G R & I Railroad. She lived in the home in Rome City for many years. Funeral at the home on Jan. 14. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1942
Davault Melvin H
, 77, died Sunday in LaGrange County Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of this area. Surviving are the widow, Minnie; two sons, Terry of South Bend, and David, Lemon Grove, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Services Wednesday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1960
Davault Minnie Florence, 73, resident of the Cromwell and Ligonier area most of her life, died Saturday in Wilson Rest Home, South Bend. She was born Sept. 14, 1893 in Kentucky, the daughter of William and Jan (Jones) Kring. Melvin Davault, to whom she was married Oct. 12, 1916 in Syracuse, died in 1960. Two sons, survive, Terry of South Bend, and David, Iustin, Calif.; and three grandchildren and one brother, Charles, Lansing, Mich. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1967
Davault Thomas, 79, for many years a resident in the Cromwell community, also a resident of Albion for several years, more recently residing in Ligonier, was found dead in his bed in that city Jan. 28 by night policeman Harley Bowen, he having evidently arisen that morning, started his fire, then reclined on the bed, and died from a heart attack. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Claude Bly of High Grove, Calif., and Mrs. William Fitzpatrick of North Los Angeles, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Harper of near Ligonier, and Mrs. George Howard of South Bend. Funeral at Henney Funeral Home in Cromwell Saturday following. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-19-????
Davenport William P, 85, of Avilla, died October 22, 2002 in Sacred Heart Home. He was born November 15, 1916 in Calliad, Mo. to William Earl and Laura (Peyton) Davenport. On May 2, 1942 he married Eileen (Mike) Ley at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, William E. and Nancy and Francis E Davenport of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Romona and Don Cramsie of Fort Wayne, and Pat and Garry Delagrange of Woodburn; 8 grandchildren, William, Lindsay, Ryan and Danielle Davenport, Brett and Sean Cramsie, Kathy and Chris Delagrange; 2 sisters, Fran Traznik of Port Lucy, Fla., and Mary Davenport of Wisconsin. He worked at Armour Meat packing for 45 years. He was an Avilla city judge and justice of the peace in Noble County for 20 years. He wrote one of the law chapters for the judicial court of Indiana. He had lived in the Avilla community since moving here in 1958 from Valparaiso. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, St. Vincent dePaul Society; a former McCray Hospital building board member, and Knights of Columbus. He started the Bluntsville, Indiana Volunteer Fire Dept. and was its chief for several years. Services Friday at St. Mary's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 10-24-2002
Davey Bertha (Homsher), wife of Milo Davey, died at her home in Detroit, Dec. 3. Funeral was Dec. 5 at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lavina Homsher on E. Hazel St. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. Surviving are the husband; one daughter; the mother; and three sisters, Mrs. Willard Glass of Ashland, Ohio, Mrs. Harry Brackney and Mrs. Willis Mahnesmith of Albion. + 12-?-1937
Davey Maud C, 103, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. She was born in Orange Twp, Noble County, on Nov. 6, 1892 to Edward S. and Myra C. (Grubb) Miller. On June 22, 1916 in Kendallville she married William L. Davey. He died Jan. 4, 1961. She was a member of Mitchell St. United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, William E. of Macon, Ga.; a brother, Warren Miller of Kendallville; 2 granddaughters, Karen Campbell and Kitty Amerson; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Vogal Miller. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-16-1995
Davidsen Alvena, 89, of Cromwell (b. 9-5-1897) died Feb. 7, 1987 in Goshen General Hospital. A native of Texas, she had lived in the Cromwell area since 1934. Sept. 25, 1919 she married Thomas Davidsen in Ill. He died in 1955. She was a member of Sparta Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Beckley of Goshen; two sons, Robert, R. 1, Cromwell, and Harold of rural Goshen; a sister, Esther Dluzals of Mishawaka; ten grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Services Tuesday in Sparta Church of Christ, Kimmell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-7-1987
Davidsen Marilyn June, 4-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davidsen, (b. 9-17-1953) was found dead of suffocation Jan. 11, 1954 at their home at High Lake. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Cynthia 3; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Davidsen of Ligonier, and Mrs. Iva Powell of Churubusco. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1954
Davidsen Thomas M, about 57, (b. 10-16-1897) a resident of York Twp, died March 3 in the VA Hospital at Danville, Ill. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are the widow, Alvena; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Beckley of R. 4, Albion; two sons, Robert of Ligonier, and Harold of Albion; his mother, Mrs. Inglebord Davidsen of Garnet, Ill.; eight grandchildren; a brother, John of Milford; and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Peterson of Erie, Ill., Mrs. Esther Kingman of Garner, Ill., and Mrs. Hilda Sabou, Dwight, Ill. Services Sunday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1955
Davidsen Thomas R, 85, of Cromwell, died July 6, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born May 12, 1926, to Thomas Martin and Alvena (Petersen) Davidsen in Kosciusko County. He married Marjory Orcutt on Feb. 2, 1951. He worked for Essex Wire, Western Rubber, Ligonier Quality Bakery, WalMart Bakery in Goshen and Sprague’s Security. He was a member of the Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club and a member of the Richville United Methodist. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons, Robert (Vanessa) Davidsen of Jackson, Mich., Steven (Susan) Davidsen of Indianapolis, James (Mary) Davidsen of Noblesville, Michael Davidsen of Cromwell and Kevin (Christina) Davidsen of Cromwell; 9 grandchildren, Christopher, Bradley, Craig, Rachel, Cory, Stephanie, Emma, Nathan and Zachary; and 2 great-grandchildren, Eva and McKenzie. Funeral Monday at Richville United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-7-2011
Davidson Alma F, 81, R. 2, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born June 14, 1893 in Kendallville. She married Arthur L. Davidson Jan. 29, 1914 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Beverly) Adair, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Evelyn Harrold, Columbia City; one sister, Mrs. Lowell (Henrietta) Frehse, Satsuma, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Davidson Arthur L, 83, died Nov. 25 at his daughter’s home in Fort Wayne from a heart attack. He was born in DeKalb County Feb. 9, 1893 to Edward and Mary E. (Casey) Davidson and married Alma Runge Jan. 29, 1914 in St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She died Oct. 4, 1974. A former resident of Churubusco, he resided in Kendallville more than 50 years and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a retired agent of the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Beverly) N. Adair, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Evelyn Harrold, Columbia City; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Lehman, Linden, Mich., Mrs. Guy Miller, Kendallville and Mrs. Vogel Miller, LaGrange; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-2-1976 + 11-?-1976
Davidson Ida May was born May 28, 1886 and died Dec. 31, 1897, aged 11 years 7 months and 3 days. She was the daughter of Andrew H. and Marietta Davidson who reside 2 miles northeast of Kendallville. Funeral at the Church of Christ Jan. 2. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. She leaves 3 brothers and 2 sisters. ^ 1-7-1898
Davidson Sarah Catherine, 89, of Howe, died at the Mark’s Nursing Home near LaGrange Saturday. She was born in LaGrange County July 30, 1874, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (Himes) Hoover. She married Samuel J. Preston, who died in 1894. In 1906 she married Perry Davidson. He died in 1958. She was a member of the local St. Mark’s Parish and its auxiliary. Surviving are one son, George Preston of Dayton, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Esther Wilson of LaPorte; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Eva Collins of Toledo. Funeral Monday in Shoup Funeral Home in Howe. Burial, Ontario Cemetery. + 2-10-1964
Davidson Woodward H, 78, residing one mile northwest of Cromwell, died of a heart attack Tuesday at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1884 in London, Ky., the son of Cy and Martha (Crook) Davidson. In 1907 he was married at Danville, Ill. to Kathrine Killilea. He was a retired farmer and had lived in the community for 35 years. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Francis and Raymond of Indianapolis, and Ralph, Evansville; one daughter, Mrs. Rosemary Lee of Indianapolis; two brothers and three sisters, all of Kentucky; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis. + 5-?-1963
Davies Alfred Mrs., about 30, died from consumption on Monday. She leaves a husband and two children. Mr. and Mrs. Davies have been residents of this vicinity for about thirteen years. ~ 3-26-1891
Davies Elsie, 89, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died June 6. Her husband, Rev. Thomas Davies, was pastor of the First Methodist Church, Albion, in the late 1930’s. A native of Wales, she was a Methodist minister. He died several years ago and they had served in Congregational and Methodist churches for 38 years. They moved to Florida in 1939 not long after the marriage of their only daughter, Mrs. Gwen Shoup, Leesburg, Fla. A grandchild and two great-grandchildren survive. Burial in Florida. + 6-?-1978
Davis Allyn West, 79, of Bear Lake, Noble County, died Sept. 13, 1988 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 19, 1908 in Wellington, Ohio to Clarence Sanford and Estelle West Davis. His marriage was on June 22, 1957 at Burkett to Rose Adel Bowers. They moved to Bear Lake in June 1976 from Fort Pierce, Fla. He had been reared in Detroit, Mich. He was a retired plasterer contractor for commercial buildings. He served with the Artillery Division of the U. S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and the Philippine Liberation during WW II and was a member of American Legion Post 98 and Plasterer’s Local No. 67, Detroit. He attended the Baptist Church in Fla. Surviving are his wife; four half-brothers, Melvin and Robert of Detroit, Donald and Merrill of Calif.; two nephews, Robert and Richard Mongahan of Detroit. Two sisters, Edith Davis and Lucille Mongahan are deceased. Services Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-13-1988
Davis Anna A died July 27, 1948 from a heart attack. She was aged 54 years, 11 months and seven days, having been born Aug. 20, 1893. She is survived by her husband, Cary A.; five sons, Lawrence D., Don E., Jay K., and Roy, all of Albion, and William of Purdue; two daughters, Mrs. Lake Glendenning of Albion, and Peggy at home; and two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Steve Blaskie of Garrett; and three sisters, Sister Adeline of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Joseph Kobiela of Garrett, and Mrs. Emmett Bunion of Churubusco. She was a member of the Rebekahs, the Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, the Auxiliary of VFW and PTA. Funeral this afternoon at the Methodist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1948
Davis B Mardelle, 62, R. 2, Kendallville, died of carcinoma Friday in the IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was born May 15, 1916 near Hamilton, a daughter of George and Minnie (Alwood) Headley, and was married Jan. 8, 1937 in New Haven to Wayne (Steve) Davis. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Provines, Auburn, and Connie at home; a brother, George, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Bernard Lockwood, Auburn; and a granddaughter. She was a member of Kendallville Beacon Baptist Church. Services Monday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Davis Bertha E, 72, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Green Twp March 27, 1908 to John M. and Minnie M. (Schultz) Leitch. She married William A. "Art" Davis Jan. 18, 1927 in Albion. She had lived in Kendallville since 1928, moving there from Churubusco. She was owner of Bel-Orris Beauty Salon and a member of Eagles Auxiliary 985, Women of Moose 730, VFW Auxiliary and Kendallville Keglers. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Rosalie J. Todd, Holbrook, N.Y., Mrs. Zula M. Fiandt, Rome City, and Mrs. Judy N. Nartker, Fort Wayne; two sons, Harold "Gabby" and William D., both Kendallville; four sisters, Mrs. Cleo Harter, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Laura Herendeen and Mrs. Tillie Keck, both Kendallville, and Mrs. Mabel Snyder, Spring Water, N.Y.; five brothers, Everett, Vicksburg, Mich., Leroy, Battle Creek, Mich., Donald, Kendallville, Ronald, Grand Lodge, Mich., and Robert, Kissimmee, Fla.; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A son, Richard, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services July 24 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Entombment, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 7-24-1980 + 7-?-1980
Davis Bessie B, 84, widow of McCray Refrigerator C. treasurer, Ray E. Davis, died yesterday in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Wayne Twp on Sept. 22, 1882, one of 12 children of George and Elizabeth (Steckley) Weingart. Her husband died in May 1940. She was a member of First Christian Church and Noble Chapter 122, OES. Surviving is one son, Lowell A., of this city. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Kendallville News Sun 4-23-1966 Contributed by Judy Richter
Davis Betty J, 78, of Kendallville, died February 6, 2012, at her home. She was born in Kendallville on May 1, 1933 to DeVer and Cora (Stienbarger) Fisher. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1952 and married Charles Davis on August 3, 1957, in Kendallville. He died August 30, 2003.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #1301, VFW. #2749 auxiliary and the American Legion Post #86 auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Dave and Linda Davis of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Shaun and Aubrey Davis of Fort Wayne and Ryan Davis of Kendallville; a granddaughter, Dana and Joel Streich of Wawaka; 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Pender of Lincoln Park, Michigan. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Dana Davis in August of 1979; 2 brothers, Leland Fisher and Kenneth Brady; and 3 sisters, Myrtle Schmidt, Helen Lytle, and Nora Gill. Funeral Feb. 9 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 2-8-2012
Davis Bill, 71, of Kendallville, died November 30, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on September 5, 1941 to William and Bertha E. (Leitch) Davis. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1960 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He married Christel Rau in Pirmasens, Germany on September 13, 1963. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2001 where he was an electronics technician. He also worked for various dealerships in the area including Bodigon’s, Pankop’s and Parker Nivens in Kendallville and Ben Davis in Auburn. He was employed in the past with Tokheim in Albion and Brimfield, Lyall Electric in Ashley and L.M.C. Data in Fort Wayne. He was also a part-time police officer and a Justice of the Peace in Kendallville. He was a member of the 40 & 8 of Angola and of the American Legion Post 483 in Angola, and the VFW Post 2749 of Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; son, Dean Davis of Kendallville; grandson, Derrick Allen, North Carolina; granddaughters, Destyne and Danyele Davis; brother, Gabby and Barb Davis of Kendallville; sisters, Zula and David Fiandt of Blackman Lake and Judy Edgar of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Davis on July 4, 1988; a brother, Richard Davis; and a sister, Rosalie Todd. Funeral Dec. 5 at Hite Funeral Home. Military honors by VFW Post 2749 and American Legion Post 381. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-2-2012
Davis Billy R, 71, of Churubusco, died Sept. 15, 2005 at the Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was a welder at American Hoist in Fort Wayne for 21 years until the plant closed and later worked as a truck driver before retiring in 1999 from B&W Trucking. He was born in Oneida, Tenn. on June 21, 1934 to Arthur and Estlena (Morris) Davis. He married Etta M. Sites on June 27, 1955 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Estlena Coffey, in Batavia, Ohio; his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Gary Gray of Albion and Gloria and Scott Parker of Churubusco; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Bobby and Brenda Davis of Norwood, Ohio, and Tommy Matthews of Seaman, Ohio; 4 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Margie and Dennis King of Goshen, Vanda Lee and Art Bortell of Batavia, Ohio, Sheila and James Vance of Seaman, Ohio, and Barbara Spencer of Okeana, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his father; 2 daughters, Star and Brenda; a son, Bobby; his stepfather, Vasco Matthews; and a brother, Arthur. Services Tuesday at Sheets & Child Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 9-17-2005
Davis Cal Jr, 43, of Auburn, died July 6, 2009 at DeKalb Hospital. He worked for the Auburn Foundry for 17 years and attended Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren in rural Auburn. He was born Dec. 18, 1965 in Auburn to Cal and Carley (Back) Davis. Surviving are his father; 2 sons, Andrew and Mathew Davis of Corunna; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Pam Davis of Sweetwater, Tenn.; and one sister, Wilma Davis of Auburn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, and a sister, Cathy. Services Thursday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 7-7-2009
Davis Cary A, 87, Albion, died May 30 in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. Born (b. 2-25-1893) to William and Mary McVay Davis in Pike County, Ohio, he came to Albion in 1910 and retired in 1964 as Albion’s postmaster, having served in that position for 20 years. Until quite recently he could be seen most every nice day striding downtown for lunch, cane in hand and head erect, in the military manner he had learned some 60 years ago as a member of Albion’s Company A, Third Indiana Infantry, National Guard. He served with Company A in 1916 on the Mexican border as first sergeant and was with Battery A of the 1137th Field Artillery in France during WW I. A charter member of Albion American Legion Post 246, he was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Albion North Star Lodge No. 380 IOOF. Surviving are five sons, Lawrence, Don and Jay of Albion, William of Fort Wayne, and Roy of Florissant, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Glendenning of Fremont, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Stiffney of Albion; three stepsons, Paul Pressler of Elkhart, Ronald Rice of Kendallville, and Max Rice of Avilla; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three wives, Mrs. Anna Davis, Mrs. Reba Pressler and Mrs. Lola Rice; two daughters, three sisters and a brother. Funeral last Monday at Asbury Methodist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-?-1980
Davis Charles "Artie", 79, died Nov. 16 in Whitley County Hospital. He resided on R. 1, Churubusco, and was admitted to the hospital following a stroke he suffered while working on a building at Blue Lake. He is believed to have suffered the stroke and fallen to the ground from a low scaffold. He was born March 6, 1887, in Wells County, a son of Isaac Newton and Lola Jennings Davis. In 1907 he married Maude Smith, who died in 1948. A retired farmer, he had resided near Churubusco since 1916. He was a member of Churubusco EUB Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Madge Gaff of R. 1, LaOtto, and Mrs. Hollie Sidebottom of R. 1, Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Nellie Caston and Mrs. Kitty Swartz of R. 1, Churubusco, Mrs. Eva Early of Ossian, Mrs. Amy Davidson and Mrs. Mary Helblig of Bluffton, Mrs. Alta Bradley of Pinckney, Mich., and Mrs. Lida Jackson of Markle; three brothers, Jasper and William of Ossian and Harry of Bluffton. Final rites Saturday in Krider Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 11-24-1966 + 11-?-1966
Davis Charles E, 69, died Aug. 30, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital emergency room. He retired in 1991 as a truck driver for Yellow Freight Lines and was a part-time bartender for the VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville. He was a graduate of Vandalia High School in Vandalia, Ill., and a member of VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 86 and Moose Lodge 1301, all in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born Feb. 2, 1934 in Vandalia to Ward and Wilma (Cato) Davis. On Aug. 3, 1957 in Kendallville, he married Betty Fisher. Surviving are his wife; his mother, Wilma Baron of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Davis of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Shaun and Ryan Davis; and a granddaughter, Dana Davis; and a great-granddaughter, Mallory Davis. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Davis. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 9-2-2003
Davis Charles Leroy was born at Ridgeville, Ind. Sept. 1, 1897. He suffered an attack of appendicitis and was taken to the St. Joseph Hospital at Logansport on July 30, 1923 and underwent an operation. He died on August 3, at the age of 25 years, 11months and 2 days. He was at one time engaged in carpentry in the employ of Thad R. Clark of Wolf Lake. The past three years he was employed at the Vault Cement Works, Logansport, Ind. His parents were James and Martha Jane Davis, who reside at Ridgeville, Ind. He married Bessie C. Madden, daughter of David and Nellie Madden Dec. 24, 1915. They had one son, Raymond C., now 5 years of age. He with his wife united with the Congregational Church at Indianapolis in 1920. Also surviving are a sister, Mary M. and a brother, John. Funeral at Sparta Christian Church Aug. 5, 1923. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1923
Davis Chester A, 92, of Port Charlotte, Fla. died Wednesday in Port Charlotte Nursing Center. He was born Jan. 2, 1899 in Churubusco, the son of William and Wilma (Wood) Davis. His first wife, Ethel Longnecker, died in 1925. His second wife, Velma Hackard, died in 1968. He married his third wife, Helen Isbell in Elkhart. He was a retired mail clerk for Railway Postal Services in Elkhart and was a WW I Army veteran. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Port Charlotte Kiwanis Club. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Hoffman of Goshen; a son, Chester Jr. of Arcadia, Fla.; a brother, Paul of Kissimmee, Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Monday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-29-1991
Davis Christopher Wayne, 32, of Topeka, died Wednesday in his residence. He was born in Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 19, 1966 to Kit and Jennie (Cloyd) Pettigrew. On Aug 1, 1992 in Kendallville he married Paula Sue Moore. He was a factory worker in Topeka and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his parents in Missouri; his wife; 2 daughters, Sarah and Rebecca ; 2 sons, Benjamin and Calab; his grandparents, who raised him, Kenny and Rose Davis of Seymour, Mo.; and a brother, Jamie Chapman of Mo. Funeral Saturday in Bible Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-2-1998
Davis Colleen J "Toni", 70, of Rome City, died June 5 at home. The Fort Wayne native had worked with I&M Electric Power Co. and was a member of Huntertown and Rome City United Methodist Churches. Surviving are her husband, Jack; a daughter, Karen Saunders of Fort Wayne; sons, Gary of Huntertown and Jack of Avilla; her mother, Claris Freeland of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 6-17-1999
Davis Colleen M, 80, of Kendallville, died Nov. 10, 2011 at her daughter's Kendallville residence. She was born in Kendallville on Oct. 15, 1931 to John and Ruth (Kreiger) Whitson. She married George W. David on April 17, 1948 in Reno, Nev. He died May 18, 2006. She was the office manager with Cline Lumber Companies in Kendallville and Wolcottville. She was a member of the Wayne Center United Methodist Church. She was a member of the LaGrange BPW and Wolcottville Lion's Club. Survivors include her son, Robert Davis of Kendallville and her son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Shelia Davis of Kendallville; her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gary Smith of Kendallville; 9 grandchildren, Robert Jr. and Maddie Davis, Christina Zimmerman, Nicole and Daniel Bruno. Adam Davis, Lindsay and Matt Drudge, Brittany Davis, Matthew, Nicholas and Erik Smith; and 6 great-grandchildren, Allison and Blaike Zimmerman, Maggie and Marshall Davis, Brianna Ferrell and Ethan Drudge. She was also preceded in death by a great-great-grandson, John Kelley. Funeral Nov. 14 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-12-2011
Davis Curtis, 64, Salem Center, died Friday at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1918 in Knott County, Ky. to Frank and Fannie Moore Davis. He was married June 4, 1958 in Magoffin County, Ky. to Ella Allen. He had resided in Salem Center for 20 years, coming from Garrett. Surviving are the wife; six stepdaughters, Wilma Hutton, Kitty Neacy and Dorothy Mynhier, all Stroh, Shirley Swank, Ligonier, Fairlena Napier, Hudson, and Irene Petrie, LaGrange; a stepson, Forrest Moore, Ligonier; a sister, Rhoda; three brothers, Lee, Auburn, Newton, Albion, and Denver, Lexington, Ky. Services Sunday and Monday at Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 2-11-1983
Davis Cynthia, 48, died March 28, 2002 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was born Jan. 27, 1954 in Port Smith, Va. to Donald and Patricia (Schroeder) Godsell. She is survived by a daughter, Angie Miller of Smyrna, Tenn.; a brother, Daniel Godsell of Fort Wayne; and her mother, Patricia Walters of Kendallville. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-30-2002
Davis Dana Lynn, 16, died in a one-car crash two miles north of Kendallville on the Angling Road Saturday. Three others were injured. She was born Nov. 22, 1962 in Kendallville, a daughter of Charles E. and Betty J. (Fisher) Davis and was a summer employee of Murphy’s Mart. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Mrs. David (Carol) Jones, DeSoto, Ill.; a brother, Dave, 229 E. Rush St.; and a grandmother, Mrs. Wilma Baron, Taylor Springs, Ill. She was a member of FFA, Y-Teens and By-Phy-Chem Club at East Noble High School. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1979
Davis Dayne "Lucky", 73, of R. 3, Wolcottville, died Monday at LaGrange Hospital. He was born May 9, 1911 in Potaka, Ill., the son of John and Lydia (Cox) Davis. On Feb. 18, 1945 in Fort Wayne, he married Lucille Peters. He had moved from Fort Wayne to the Wolcottville area 28 years ago and formerly owned Lucky’s Tavern in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Dayne Jr., Flint, Mich., Raymond of Northville, Mich., and Duane of Wolcottville;; a sister, Alecta Davis; his twin brother, Wayne; and another brother Paul, all of Decatur, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. + 3-11-1985
Davis Dennis Allen, 23, Ligonier, died July 11 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a motorcycle accident in Fort Wayne. He was born in Key West, Fla., Aug. 16, 1965, the son of William D. and Christel (Rau) Davis. He was a machine operator at Inopak (formerly Monsanto Plastics) in Ligonier. Surviving are his parents in Kendallville; his fiancé, Debbie Deskins, Ligonier; a son Derrick Allen, Avilla; a brother, Dean A., Kendallville; and grandparents, Arthur and Emma Rau of Germany. Grandparents William A. and Bertha Davis preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-19-1988 + 7-4-1988
Davis Don E, 74, died today in Naples Hospital, Naples, Fla. He was born Nov. 3, 1921 in Albion to Cary and Anna (Mazure) Davis. On Dec. 3, 1947 in Salem Center Church he married Clara Emerson. He was a retired food broker for Paul Inman Associates, retiring in 1986. Also the former owner of Davis Corner Grocery in Albion for 25 years, he was an Army Air Corps veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Jo Anna Holm and Emily Springer of Fort Wayne, and Teresa Steffe of Watseka, Ill.; a son, Jeffery of Fort Wayne; a sister, Wilma Glendening of Blowing Rock, N.C.; 2 brothers, William of Leesburg and Roy of Florissant, Mo.; and 7 grandchildren. Memorial services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. + 9-6-1996
Davis Donald Ray, 8-month old son of Raymond and Cynthia (Godsell) Davis, 426 Shelby St., Clarksville, Tenn., died Wednesday at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Evansville July 29, 1980. Surviving are his parents; grandparents, Mrs. Charles (Patricia Godsell) Walter of Kendallville, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Davis and Mrs. Janice Davis. Graveside services Saturday in Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Davis Duane W, 66, died July 12, 2002 at home. The 1954 graduate of South Side High School in Fort Wayne was a meat cutter in Fort Wayne and Flint, Mich. He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City, Kendallville Eagles Lodge and American Legion Post 381, Rome City. He was born Oct. 9, 1935 in Fort Wayne to Dayne L. and Helen (Price) Davis. On Aug. 11, 1973 he married Margaret D. Acker. Surviving are his wife in Wolcottville; a son, Christopher of Fort Wayne; 4 daughters, Katherine of Minn., Lisa and Amy of Fort Wayne, and Dawn of Fla.; 4 stepchildren; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Dayne of Flint and Raymond of Wall Lake, Mich. A son, Michael, and a granddaughter preceded him in death. Services Monday at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 7-13-2002
Davis Dwight T, 64, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Kendallville and Avilla, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital. He was born May 10, 1924 in Fort Wayne, the son of Samuel and Edna (Tyler) Davis. In 1979 in Kendallville he married Carole Smith. He was a supervisor journeyman tool and die maker for United Technologies where he retired in 1982. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Kenneth L. of Greensboro, N.C., James A. of Pontiac, Mich., and Michael T. of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Kay E. Frey of Monroe; two stepsons, Fred S. MacFarland of Fort Wayne and Craig T. Lee of Huntington; three stepdaughters, Carolyn J. Croy of Grabill, Brenda A. Proegler of Fort Wayne, and Anne C. Lee of Richmond; two brothers, Dean of Paoli, Kan.; and Ronald of Modesto, Cal.; and 21 grandchildren. Services Saturday at First Christian Church. + 3-14-1989
Davis Edna B, 70, 305 S. State St., died Friday at her residence. She was born in Indianapolis Oct. 21, 1905. She lived in Kendallville for 25 years. Prior to that she lived in South Milford. She was married Dec. 22 in Angola to Floyd P. Davis. She was a member of OES and White Shrine of Kendallville, VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries. Surviving are her husband; five sons, Raymond J., Butler, Louis H., Indianapolis, Bobbie G., Angola, Richard, Miss., and Herman Lee, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Shepherd, Angola, Mrs. Ronald (Retha) Fry, LaGrange; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1976
Davis Elsie M (Diley) was born in Crawford County, Pa., May 24, 1844 and died at her home in Brimfield Sept. 5, 1900, aged 56 years, 3 months and 23 days. She lived in Pa. until the age of 12 when she moved with her parents to Ligonier. She married Edwin T. Davis Dec. 16, 1863. To this union was born 5 daughters and 2 sons, 6 of whom survive - an infant daughter preceding her in death. She was a member of the Brethren Church. Surviving are her husband; 6 children, her parents; and 3 brothers. Funeral from the Methodist Church in Brimfield. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
Davis Evelyn Marcele, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cary Davis, died Friday. Funeral at United Brethren Church Sunday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 1-?-1932
Davis Fern R "Pete", 67, of Churubusco, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 12, 1928 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Dean and Leverr (Gaff) Shanabarger. On March 21, 1953 in Arcola she married Ivan Keith Davis. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Randy and Jeffrey of Churubusco; Dan of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Al (Maxine) DiGregory of Churubusco; a brother, Jack Shanabarger of Albion; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda; and a sister, Ilene Waters. Funeral Tuesday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 2-24-1996
Davis Francis R, 57 years, 9 months and 26 days, died at his residence near Cold Springs in Noble Twp, July 13, 1878. He was attending his ordinary business on Thursday. During the night following he was attacked with cholera morbus and died Saturday. He settled upon the farm where he died in Oct. 5, 1844. Of late years his mind has been almost exclusively engrossed in the culture of bees and at the time of his death scores upon scores of stands of bees were standing about his premises. He leaves a wife and one son. The body was conveyed to its final resting place at the cemetery near Cold Springs in Washington Twp. > 7-18-1878
Davis Gary D, 49, of rural Columbia City, died Tuesday at the family residence in Whitley County. He was born in Noble County on Feb. 3, 1950 to Lawrence C. and Yvonne (Kane) Davis. On July 27, 1980 in Fort Wayne he married Jane C. Traucht. A member of the last graduating class of Albion-Jefferson High School in 1968, he was a 1973 graduate of Indiana University and a teacher in Smith-Green Community Schools. Surviving are his wife; 3 children, Bradford, Kara and Ryan; his mother of Albion; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Diana Davis of Elkhart. He was preceded in death by his father in 1995; and a brother, Richard in 1943. Funeral Saturday in Jason Smith Auditorium at Churubusco High School. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-9-1999
Davis George Melville died from tuberculosis at his home, 110 S. Grant St. Saturday, aged 56 years 10 months and 2 days. He moved here from Morrow County, Ohio 17 years ago and for a number of years operated a dray line in this city. He was a member of the Loyal Americans and the First M. E. Church. He is survived by the widow, 2 sons and 2 daughters, Mrs. Goldie F. Rossbacher of Knox, Ind., Ray E., Miss Sylvia B., and Earl M. of Kendallville. Funeral at the residence Monday. Burial, Edison, O. ^ 7-9-1908
Davis George W, 79, of Kendallville, died May 18, 2006 at his home. He worked at Cline Brothers Lumber Co., managed the lumber yard in Wolcottville and worked at Broadview Lumber in Kendallville. A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, he was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville and Wolcottville Lions Club. He was born July 12, 1926 in Waverly, Iowa to Henry and Grace (Milnes) Davis. He married Colleen Marie Whitson on April 17, 1948 in Reno, Nev. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Edward and Sheila of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Gary and Patricia Smith of Kendallville; a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Loretta of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Glen Walton of Denver, Iowa; 9 grandchildren, Robert, Adam, Lindsay and Brittany Davis, Christina Zimmerman, Nicole Ferrell, Matthew, Nicholas and Erik Smith; and 5 great-grandchildren, Allison and Blaike Zimmerman, Maggie and Marshall Davis and Brianna Ferrell. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ted and Harold; a sister, Doris Heideman; and infant siblings, Tom, Bonnie and Mary. Services Monday at Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-20-2006
Davis, Christopher W., 32, died Wednesday at home. Born in Kansas City, Kan. , he worked in a factory in Topeka. He was an U.S. armed forces veteran. Surviving are his wife, Paula Sue; two daughters, Sarah Rose Davis and Rebecca Marie Davis, both at home; two sons, Benjamin Wayne and Caleb Barkley, both at home; a brother, Jamie Chapman of Missouri; his father, Kit Pettigrew of Missouri; his mother, Jennie Cloyed of Missouri; and grandparents, Kenny and Rose Davis of Seymour, MO. Services at 10 am Saturday at Bible Baptist Church of Ligonier, with calling from 5 to 8 pm today at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville and an hour before services at the church. Burial in Orange Cemetery, Rome City. Memorials to the Davis children. + Sep 4, 199
Davis Harold A, 86, of Kendallville, died October 27, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Clinic in Fort Wayne. He was the first of 6 children born in on February 8, 1927, to William and Bertha (Leitch) Davis. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Barbara Debelius on June 10, 1949, in Kendallville. He owned Gabby’s Barber shop in Kendallville for more than 40 years before retiring in 1978. He also was a distributor of the Journal Gazette newspaper in this area for more than 30 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Elks Club, and VFW Post #2794 of Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; 3 sons, John and Cinda Davis of Pittsboro, Indiana, Jeff and Leaine “Cookie” Davis of Leo, and Jim Davis of Cave Creek, Arizona; a daughter, Judy and Greg Guthrie of Kendallville; 9 grandchildren, Nathan and Kimberley Davis, Adam and Nicole Davis, Matthew and Keri Davis, Andrea and Mike Smith, Nikolas and Brooke Davis, Lauren and Richi Chapman, Ava Schenck-Davis, Bambi Guthrie, and Kari Guthrie; 8 great-grandchildren, Riley, Zoe, Carter, Dylan and Wyatt Davis, Naomi Guthrie and Thaddeus Kline, and Kenzie Grace Smith; and two sisters, Zula and David Fiandt of Blackman Lake and Judy Edgar of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Greg Guthrie Jr. on Jan. 7, 2011; 2 brothers, Richard Davis and William Davis; and a sister, Rosalie Todd. Funeral, November 1, 2013 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery ^ 10-30-2013
Davis Horace A, 90, died Monday at Three Rivers Convalescence Center, Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 13, 1895 in Sullivan, Ill, he was the son of Toby and Della Davis. His wife, the former Lora Bahlow, died in 1941. He lived in Kendallville most of his life but resided in Fort Wayne the last 15 years. He was a star route carrier with the U. S. Postal Service and a WW I U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 86, Kendallville. Surviving are one daughter, Mr. Homer (Betty) Trubey, Oliver Lake; two sons, William, Auburn, Edwin, Fort Wayne; a brother, Earl, Golconda, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 12-16-1985
Davis Ilo M, 85, died June 23, 2003 at the home of her niece in Mill Creek, Ind. She had retired in 1983 from Kraft Foods in Kendallville after 27 years of service. A graduate of Kendallville High School, she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville Jan. 16, 1918 to Harry and Hilda (Witt) Swartz. She married Charles Kuhn and he died Oct. 1, 1965. She then married Joseph Robert Davis May 16, 1974. He died Sept. 16, 2000. Surviving are a niece and nephews. One son, Duane Kuhn, died Oct. 20, 1994. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 6-25-2003
Davis Isaac C, 63, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. He was an Auburn resident before moving to Carroll Road in Allen County six years ago. He was a retired Dana Corporation employee in Fort Wayne. He was born April 22, 1917 in Indiana, the son of Frank and Zula (Hawk) Davis. He married Velma Smith in 1948. Surviving are his wife; two children, Mrs. Wayne (Orphia) Fike, Fort Wayne, and James F., Auburn; seven brothers, Keith and Calvin, Churubusco, Harry and Ora, Fort Wayne, Robert of Bluffton, Art, Kendallville, and Howard, Columbia City; a sister, Maxine Overholser, Larwill; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Dilgard, Cline & Southern Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ~ 10-17-1985
Davis Jacob M, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Davis, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Feb. 14, 1827. He married Martha Mitchell on May 23, 1851. Early in their married life they established their home in the village of Wilmot, Ind. Their family consisted of 2 sons, John S. and William A.; and 5 daughters, Mary, Ella, Ora, Esther and Emma. The first mentioned son has died. He answered the call in Company I, 193rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On Nov. 29, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 15 days he died, leaving the wife, children and 30 grandchildren. > 12-9-1908
Davis James W, 69, two miles south of Albion, died Thanksgiving Day at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, following a long illness of kidney infection. Surviving are the widow, Ada; two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Parker of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Alvin Nicolaisen of Albion; a brother and a sister. Funeral Saturday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Church in Ligonier. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1936
Davis Jay K, 60, of Albion, died Sunday (d.5-9-1986) in McCray Hospital. He was born March 19, 1926 in Noble County to Cary and Anna Davis. On Nov. 16, 1947 in Albion, he married Peggy DeGroff. A lifetime county resident, he was supervisor for Indiana Department of Highways and a WW II veteran. He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and the Albion Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Pam of Fort Wayne; a son, Larry J. of Albion; a sister, Wilma Glendening of Fremont; four brothers, Lawrence and Don E., Albion, William, Fort Wayne, and Roy, St. Louis, Mo.; and three grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-4-1986
Davis Jean A, 86, of North Webster, died Aug. 28, 2010 at her son's residence in Leesburg. She was born April 8, 1924 in Elkhart to Clarence and Florence (Hill) Richwine. Services Wednesday at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 8-30-2010
Davis Joseph R "Bob", 80, of Kendallville, died Sept. 16, 2000 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Noblesville, Nov. 8, 1919 to James and Lizzie G. (Saben) Davis. On Mary 18, 1974 in Kendallville, he married Ilo M. Swartz Kuhn. He owned and operated a semi for North American Van Lines and retired after 34 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Rigsby; and a brother, Fred. Services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-18-2000
Davis Lawrence D, 81, of Albion, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born July 26, 1914 in Payne, Ohio to Cary and Anna (Mazure) Davis. On Nov. 3, 1937 in Kendallville he married Yvonne Kane. A retired farmer, he retired as a rural mail carrier in 1975. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army Air corps and a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Jack of Elkhart and Gary of Churubusco; 3 brothers, Bill of Leesburg, Roy of Black Jack, Mo., and Don of Naples, Fla.; 7 grandchildren; Troy Blevins, Teneen Dobbs, Tyler, Brad, Ryan, Kara and Tia Davis; and 4 great-grandchildren, Keifer, Kristie, Kassie and Kalvin Dobbs. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard; a brother, Jay; and 2 sisters, Evelyn Davis and Peggy Benson. Funeral Wednesday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 146. + 12-24-1995
Davis Lola Rice, 83,died Jan. 6 in McCray Hospital. She lived at R. 3, Albion. She was born June 21, 1892 to Joseph and Sarah (Sheffler) Scarlett. She and Ray Rice were married in 1910, and he died in 1960. She married Cary Davis in 1965 and he survives. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marilou) Stiffney, Albion; two sons, Max Rice, Avilla, and Ronald Rice, Kendallville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death: Clarence and Sergie Scarlett. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 1-12-1978 + 1-6-1978
Davis Lowell, 70, Lutheran Home, Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital. He was born Jan. 10, 1910 in Noble County to Ray and Bessie Weingart Davis. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
Davis Mary E (McVay) was born in Lawrence County, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1856. She married William A. Davis, Jan. 1, 1878 at Morgantown, Ohio. They had 8 children, four survive, Mrs. Bessie Baker of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Grace Lambert of Sciotoville, Ohio, James H. of Payne, Ohio, and Cary A. of Albion. There are 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She united with the Christian Union Church in early life. The early part of her married life was spent in southern Ohio. Later she moved with her family to Van Wert County, Ohio, and in 1910 to Noble County, where she resided the remainder of her life until a short time ago when she went to the home of her daughter in Fort Wayne where she died Dec. 17, 1928. + 12-?-1928
Davis Mary Katherine, 72, died Sept. 9 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett. Born in Tennessee, she worked at Magnavox and formerly lived in LaOtto. Surviving are a son, Terri of Albion; 2 daughters, Sherry Sowards of Hudson and Charlene Rugg of Albion; a brother, Sam Troughber of Churubusco; a sister, Dorthy Fanning of Tenn.; 7 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-9-1997 ~ 9-25-1997
Davis Morris M, 66, Rome City, died November 14, 2005 at his residence. He was born April 24, 1939 in Lawrenceburg, TN to James and Linnie (Alexander) Davis. He married Patty Miller on June 7, 1958 in Avilla. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Doug Treesh; step-grandson and wife, Josh and Summer Treesh, all of Kendallville; grandchildren, Brock and Lindsay Treesh, Lucas and Chelsie Riecke; great-grandson, Caden Treesh; one brother, Jerry Davis of Wesley Chapel, FL; one sister, Louise Evans of Oneona, AL; son-in-law and his wife, David and Jenny Riecke of Avilla. He was graduate of Northside High School in Fort Wayne; a member of Elks Lodge 1194, Eagles Lodge 985, Sons of the American Legion Post 86, The F&AM Lodge 460 in Avilla, and Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine. He was preceded in death by a son, Ron M.; a daughter, Tammie Riecke; grandson, Travis Riecke, granddaughter, Courtney Treesh; 4 brothers, J.O., Tom, John and Haden Davis; 3 sisters, Agnes Davis, Bobbie King, and Catherine Horton. Services November 17 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 11-17-2005
Davis Olive M, 91, died Aug. 1, 2003 at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn. She was a registered nurse's aide and a member of Bainbridge United Methodist Church. She was born Sept. 5, 1911 in Kendallville to Ambrose and Lola (Reed) Miller. She married Donald Davis in Jan. 1938 in Noble County. Surviving are a sister, Vada Walter of Auburn. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Velma Geiser and Minnie Opal; and a brother, Vilas Miller. Graveside services Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ^ 8-5-2003
Davis Ray E, 57, vice president and treasurer of McCray Refrigerator Co., died Wednesday in Lakeside Hospital. Funeral Saturday at Louie E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1940
Davis Revah Pressler, wife of retired postmaster Cary A. Davis, died at her home June 22, 1964 from multiple sclerosis. Mr. Davis was about to leave for Fort Wayne to attend the funeral for his daughter, Mrs. Peggy Ann Benson, at the time of his wife’s death. She was a past state president of the Indiana Rebekah Assembly, and a member of North Star Rebekah Lodge, OES, American Legion Auxiliary and Albion First Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Paul Pressler of Elkhart, and Benjamin Pressler of Muncie; five stepsons, Lawrence, Don and Jay Davis, Albion, Roy Davis, St. Louis, Mo., William Davis of Warsaw; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lake Glendening of Fort Wayne; one brother, Dwight Wiseman of Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren. Services at First Methodist Church June 24. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1964 (b. 3-7-1897)
Davis Richard Alan, six and one-half months old son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Davis of Albion, died Saturday at Kendallville Hospital following a two-week’s illness with pneumonia. His father is ill at Camp Perry, Ohio with spinal meningitis and unable to be with his wife and baby during the illness and death. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cary A. Davis, and Mrs. and Mrs. Morris Kane of Kendallville; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Blaskie of Garrett. Funeral Monday at the home in Albion. + 5-?-1943
Davis Richard L, 49, Kendallville, a member of the Kendallville Police Department, died Thursday in Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis. He had earlier suffered at least two heart attacks and failed to survive heart surgery Thursday. Born in Kendallville Nov. 24, 1928, he was the son of William A. and Bertha (Leitch) Davis. He married Beatrice Hovarter July 14, 1948 in Kendallville. He was a lifetime resident of Kendallville and a member of FOP, Avilla American Legion Post, Moose and Eagles Lodges and was a WW II veteran. Surviving are his parents at 808 W. Williams St., Kendallville; his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Darlene) Ritchie and Mrs. Benny (Cheri) Wert, Kendallville, and Mrs. Donald (Vickie) Wallen, Rome City; two sons, David, Albion, and Michael, Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Rosalie Todd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Zula Fiandt, Rome City, and Mrs. Richard (Judy) Nartker, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Harold "Gabby" and William D., both Kendallville; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1978
Davis Robert E, 63, died Sunday in his residence at Golden Lake. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Fort Wayne Local 232. He was a Navy veteran who served in WW II and Korea. He was a member of the Kendallville VFW, American Legion and Eagles, and the Angola Moose Lodge. He was born March 28, 1985 in Angola to Floyd and Edna (Bratton) Davis. He was married Sept. 21, 1985 in Fremont to Mary Jo Opper. Surviving are his wife; three stepsons, Patrick and Ingemar Opper, Auburn, and Robin Opper, Fort Wayne; one stepdaughter, Tina Galligher, Auburn; four brothers, Raymond of Butler, Louis of Angola, Richard of Biloxi, Miss., and Herman of Gaithersburg, Md.; one sister, Retha Fry, LaGrange. A sister, a son and a daughter preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial Mount Zion Cemetery, Golden Lake. + 9-18-1988
Davis Robert M, 51, died June 28 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a retired owner of Bob Davis Automotive Inc. in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his widow, Joan; five daughters, Shelly at home, Claudia Butte, Flora, Ill., Susan Polly, South Milford, and Marcy Zessig and Julie VonGuten, both Fort Wayne; a son, Larry S., Fort Wayne; and three brothers, Dwight, Avilla, Dean, Overland Park, Kan., and Ronald, Cincinnati, Ohio. Services Saturday in D. O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 7-5-1979
Davis Ron Morris, 10, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris M. and Patricia A. (Miller) Davis, R. 3, Meadow Lanes, Kendallville, died from injuries suffered when hit by a truck while riding his bicycle Tuesday. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Kim 15, and Tammie 12; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Miller, Avilla. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 6-6-1974 + 6-?-1974
Davis Roscoe C, 49, former resident of this city, died Thursday at his home in Toledo, Ohio, from a sudden heart attack. He was employed as a salesman for the Rollin Fitch Milburn Electric Auto Co. when he lived here. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Albion and the Collingwood Presbyterian Church in Toledo. He was employed as sales manager of the N. S. Larson Co. of Toledo at the time of his death. Mrs. Davis was formerly Velma Russell-Durfee, daughter of G. O. Russell and spent her girlhood days here. Surviving are the widow, one son and two daughters. Funeral Saturday at Collingwood Memorial Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Davis Rose, 85, R. 2, Avilla, died June 19 in McCray Hospital following surgery. She was born June 3, 1902 in Rossville, Ind., the daughter of Noah and Elizabeth Cripe. She married Elmer E. Davis on April 28, 1920 and he died in 1965. They lived in Plymouth. She moved to LaVerna Terrace, Avilla, in 1983. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Plymouth. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including John L. Gieseking, Avilla. Also preceding her in death were one son, Elmer Jr.; and one daughter, Margaret I. Davis. Services Monday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 6-25-1987
Davis Russell E, 82, Garrett, died Saturday in his home. He retired in 1968 from Wayne Pump in Fort Wayne after working 43 years as a welder. He was born June 22, 1903 in Tipton County, the son of Fred and Edith (Russell) Davis. He married Nina Pritchard Nov. 19, 1924 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Jean) Rhodes, Avilla, and Mrs. Lowell (Judy) Smeltzer, Moncks Corner, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, Jack, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. ~ 10-17-1985
Davis Ruth H, about 50, (b. 12-2-1909) died Oct. 14, 1960 following a heart attack at her home in Albion. A few days previously she had suffered severe burns when a garment she was wearing caught on fire. She was born in Freeport, Ill., and with her family moved to Albion from Fort Wayne about eleven months ago. She was a member of the Albion First Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Wayne, proprietor of the Albion Pay Less IGA store; four sons, David of Albion, James of Angola, William of Mishawaka, and John of Fort Wayne; her father, A. B. Grimm of Pleasant Lake; a brother, George Grimm of Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Harris of Pleasant Lake, and Miss Verna Grimm of Lexington, Ky.; and nine grandchildren. Services at St. Paul’s Methodist Church Oct. 17. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 10-?-1960
Davis Sylvia M, 82, of Larwill, died Sunday in Fountainview Place in Goshen. She was born Jan. 27, 1908 in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Steven and Sophia (Egolf) Whiteman. On Feb. 9, 1925 in Columbia City she married Thomas T. Davis, who died in 1971. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Merl (Mary) Hyndman of Columbia City and Mrs. James (Jennie) Cart of Ligonier; 4 sons, Donald of Goshen, John of Larwill, Wayne of Orlando, Fla., and Dale of Warsaw; a sister, Claire Blanchard of Columbia City; a brother, Pete Whiteman of Wolf Lake; 30 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A son, 2 brothers, a sister, 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 9-?-1990
Davis Tammy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Davis, Albion, died shortly after birth at Whitley County Hospital June 10, 1962. Surviving are the parents; a brother, David; a sister, Kerri; a grandfather, Wayne Davis, and the maternal grandparents. Graveside rites Monday at Sweet Cemetery. + 6-10-1962
Davis Thomas C, 60, Ligonier, died Friday at Goshen Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1928 in South Bend to Thomas E. and Catherine Heinrich. He married Jean Richwine Nov. 14, 1964 in Clintwood, Va. He was a WW II Navy veteran and employee of New Paris Merchants Metal Inc. He moved to Ligonier from South Bend in 1964. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Teresa Rice, South Bend; a son, Timothy, South Bend; three stepdaughters, Linda Smith, Portland, Ore., Mrs. David (Carol) Garber, Harrisonburg, Va., and Sue Barr, Sunbury, Ohio; one stepson, Kenneth Fifer, Leesburg; one brother, Richard, Naperville, Ill.; three grandchildren. Services Monday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-16-1988
Davis Thomas R, son of Francis and Lovina Davis, was born Jan. 28, 1844 in Clark County, Ohio. When he was 8 months old his parents moved to Noble County, where they entered land near Wolf Lake. He resided on this farm continuously until his death Jan. 30, 1932. The only surviving relatives are Marshall and Arlo Young of Albion. While a lad of 17 years he enlisted in Co. F, 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers and served until all Union soldiers were mustered our at the end of the War. As a boy he was an Atheist but was converted while a prisoner in a southern prison. There was a lack of water in the prison and our boys in blue suffered terribly from thirst. Those who believed in God that answers prayers began praying for water, and a spring broke out in the prison. This meant a changed heart and life. He united with the Baptist Church in Wolf Lake in 1866. He was married to Margaret Houser March 20, 1866, who died in 1921. The preceding was written by Mr. Davis 10 years ago. + 1-?-1932
Davis Tina Mae, 81, died today in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 31, 1892 in Woodruff to Alva and Lucy (Stone) Whitford. She married David Arnold in 1913. He died Dec. 3, 1942. She was once a waitress and cook. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Bradigan and Mrs. Jean Wert, South Milford; seven sons, Floyd Whitford, Weberville, Mich., Victor Arnold, Kendallville, Clyde Arnold, Fremont, Jay Arnold, Webberville, Mich., John Arnold, Pleasant Lake, Robert Arnold, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Douglas Arnold, Coldwater, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Uhl, Fla.; one brother, Claude Whitford, Fla.; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One daughter, one stepdaughter and two brothers preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1974
Davis Wayne Ward, 69, of Orland, died Friday at his residence. Born in Fort Wayne April 24, 1910, he was the son of Frank J. and Zella (Huntsman) Davis. His wife, Helen Ruth, preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1960. He was pastor of the Orland Methodist Church, and before that had been employed by the Kroger Co. in Fort Wayne for 30 years. Surviving are four sons, William W. of North Manchester, James G. of Fort Wayne, David G. of Albion, and John P. of Rushville; three sisters, Hazel Dobler of Fort Wayne, Fern Felts, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pauline Snyder of Fla.; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Angola United Methodist Church. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 1-?-1980
Davis William "Art" of Williams St. died Sunday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Churubusco April 1, 1907 and had lived in Kendallville since 1928. He was a retired 45-year employee of the railroad and a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges in Kendallville. His wife, Bertha, whom he married in Albion in 1927, died Sept. 22, 1980. Surviving are three daughters, Rosalie Todd of Holbrook, N.Y., Zula Fiandt of Rome City, and Judy Edjar of Fort Wayne; two sons, Harold "Gabby" and William D., Kendallville; a sister, Maxine Overholser of Larwill; six brothers, Calvin, Churubusco, Keith and Harold "Red" of Columbia City, Ora and Harry of Fort Wayne, and Robert of Bluffton; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. A son, Richard, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Entombment, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 12-1-1985
Davis William A, son of William and Nancy Davis, was born near Morgantown, Pike County, Ohio, June 2, 1851. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Baker, Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 13, 1931, at the age of 80 years, six months and 11 days. He married Mary E. McVay Jan. 1, 1878. They had eight children, four of these, with his wife and mother, are deceased. His wife died nearly three years ago. The four surviving children are Mrs. Bessie Baker, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Grace Lambert, Portsmouth, O., James H., Payne, O., and Cary A., Albion. There are 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the IOOF. As a great lover of nature he spent the greater part of his life toiling in the timber lands of the hills of southern Ohio, where he carved a home for himself and family. + 11-?-1931
Davis Yvonne M, 88, of Las Vegas, died April 24, 2006 at Sun Rise Hospital in Las Vegas. She had worked at the Publix Cafe in Kendallville. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome city. She was born July 28, 1917 in LeHigh, Ill., to Morris Daniel and Mary Anna (St. John) Kane. She married Lawrence Davis on Nov. 3, 1937 in Kendallville. He died Dec. 24, 1995. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Dianna of Las Vegas; 5 grandchildren, Teneen Dobbs, Tyler, Brad and Ryan Davis and Kara Baumann; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Richard in May 1993 and Gary in Feb. 1999; a granddaughter, Tia Davis in Sept. 2000; 2 brothers, Donn and Vernon Kane; and 2 sisters, Beryl Reade, Bernice Bevier and Jean Michaelson. Services Saturday at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 4-28-2006
Dawe Mary, 80, died June 28 at her home from complications and senility. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Bittikoffer; one sister, Mrs. Louise Seng, this city; and one brother, Charles Leins, Wellston, Mich. Funeral Monday from the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1941
Dawson Calvin E, 71, Huntertown, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. Surviving are one brother, Donald of Huntertown; four sisters, Katherine Williams of Delphi, June Nelson of Monticello, Merle Paul of Angola, and Marjorie Lininger of Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 3-31-1983
Dawson Charles, 72, (b. 8-17-1879 - d. 8-17-1951) longtime resident of York Twp, died Friday at the Kendallville Hospital where he had been a patient a little more than a week. He had been a farmer and citizen in the Albion community many years and active in the Republican party. He had served as York Twp trustee. He is survived by his widow, Lucy, and one daughter, Helen. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Interment, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1951
Dawson Fay, about 65, died May 30, 1956 in a Fort Wayne hospital. Some 33 years ago she lived in Albion, but was born at Lapaz, Ind., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. White. During her lifetime she had also lived in Elkhart, Logansport and as a young girl resided with her parents and sister, Mrs. B. R. Matteson in Rome City until the family moved to Montana. She also lived for a number of years in Phoenix, Ariz. Surviving are a son, Paul, Fort Wayne; her sister, Mrs. Matteson, a son, Chief Warrant Officer Alvin Dawson, now on duty with the U. S. Army in Yokahama, Japan; and a daughter, Mrs. Richard Miller of Minneapolis, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Janina Fay Dawson, Martha and Preston Miller. Funeral Sunday at McCombs & Son Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1956
Dawson Florence Elizabeth, 74, of LaOtto, died Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. Surviving are the husband, Hugh; a son, Jarl of Kendallville; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Iva Sawyer, of Van Nuys, Calif. Services Thursday in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. ~ 5-27-1954
Dawson Hugh J, a retired farmer who resided with his son, Jarl, Kendallville, until a few months ago, died Thursday of last week in the Kondas Nursing Home near Albion. He was born May 19, 1880 in Keyser Twp, DeKalb County, the son of David and Jessie Britton Dawson, and was a resident of the Hopewell community before coming here to the son’s home. He was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church near Avilla. Surviving in addition to the son are two grandchildren and two-great-grandchildren. Mr. Dawson’s wife, the former Florence Weimer, to whom he was married Aug. 20, 1900, died in 1954. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1962
Dawson Jarl D, 79, Auburndale, Fla., died Friday in the Lakeland Hospital, Lakeland, Fla. He was a former resident of the Avilla and Kendallville areas, born September 3, 1902 in DeKalb County, the son of Hugh and Florence (Weimer) Dawson. He married Wilma Ladd in Ashley. He was a retiree of Kraft Foods in Kendallville. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Marlene Rowe, Kendallville; one son, Dennis, Ashley; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One granddaughter preceded him in death. ~ 2-11-1982 + 2-6-1982
Dawson Joe J, 63, Kendallville, died Tuesday at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 24, 1918 near Corunna to Mr. and Mrs. Estall Dawson. He married Lueta A. (Brand) Nisely in Fort Wayne on May 30, 1979. He was retired but had previously worked in the area of commodities. He was a member of the Auburn Nazarene Church and a veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Dr. Thomas, Tawas, Mich., and James, Hawaii; one sister, Mrs. Marvin (Rovine) Nordohl, Tucson, Ariz.; two stepsons, Allen Brand, Buffalo, N.Y., and Robert Brand, Findlay, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Nancy Hashberger, Meadow Lanes, Kendallville, and Alice F. Huffer, Indianapolis; one granddaughter. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 11-24-1981
Dawson Lydia (Huddel) was born Nov. 22, 1804 and died Sept. 20. She remained with her parents at their residence in Ross County, Ohio, until her marriage to John Dawson, Feb. 27, 1823. After their marriage they resided 5 miles west of Chillicothe. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1825. In 1832 they removed to Sandusky County 4 miles south of Fremont. In 1853 they removed to Indiana near South Milford, and in 1856 they moved to Kendallville. Here she had her membership with the M. E. Church. Her husband died Aug. 27, 1871. She was the mother of 3 sons and 6 daughters. There were 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Only 6 of the children are now living. ^ 9-28-1888
Dawson Mary Catherine (Black) was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on April 20, 1852. She died at the home of her son, Charles, in Albion on Nov. 13, 1933, aged 81 years, six months and 24 days. She was married to Jonathan Dawson on Jan. 20, 1876 at Massillon, Ohio. They had one son, Charles. They came to Noble County in 1889 and she has made her home here since that time. Mr. Dawson died in 1890, leaving the son, only ten years of age to assume the responsibility of caring for his mother. She is survived by the son and his wife and daughter, Helen. Funeral at the home Nov. 16. + 11-?-1933
Dawson Wilma M, 81, of Lakeland, Fla., died Sunday in her residence. She was born in Putnam County on April 30, 1916 to Elias and Tena (Myers) Ladd. On Feb. 3, 1938 in Waterloo she married Jarl Dawson. He died Feb. 5, 1982. A self-employed beautician, she retired in 1971. She was a former member of First Church of God in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Marlene Rowe of Kendallville; a son, Dennis of Butler; 2 brothers, Kenneth Ladd of Haines City, Fla., and Gerald Ladd of Auburndale, Fla.; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. Funeral Friday at the Church of the Nazarene, Kendallville. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 1-4-1998
Day Elita M, 53, of Kendallville, died Nov. 3, 2010 at her residence. She was a factory worker, and had worked for 35 years in the same building. She was born March 8, 1957, in Angola to Charles William and Arnell J. (Hollinger) Day. Surviving are two sons, Charles Day and Jeremy Day both of Kendallville; three grandchildren, Skyla A. Day, Logan A. Day, and Wyette G. Day; her mother, Arnell J. Day of Kendallville; two brothers, David W. Day of LaGrange and Larry Day of Angola. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles W. Day. Services Nov. 9 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-7-2010
Day Floyd R, 76, R. 3, Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital. Born Feb. 9, 1898 in Kendallville to Benjamin and Amelia (Dueschle) Day, he married Wanda Keen Feb. 10, 1918. He was a 31-year employee of the mail service of the NYC Railroad and a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Noble County Law Enforcement Association. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Maxine) Rowe, Hudson; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and one niece. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Day John died at his residence 5 miles northwest of Kendallville of paralysis July 2, aged 67years, 8 months and 2 days. He came to Indiana in 1853, since which time he has always live in the vicinity of Kendallville. He leaves a wife, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. ^ 7-9-1886
Day Mary, 80, native of Noble County, died Saturday at the home of her cousin, Harry Trowbridge, residing west of Kendallville near Sacrider Lake. Death was due to uremic poisoning. She was born near Kendallville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Trowbridge. She had spent most of her life in Ohio, coming here to reside with her cousin in February. Funeral Monday and the body was taken to Toledo for burial. + 5-?-1933
Day Olive, 80, of R. 9, Columbia City, died Friday in Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 9, 1906 in Kankakee, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert and Emma Belle (Cotner) Cotner. One June 20, 1927 in Noble County she married Ermal Day, who died Feb. 21, 1982. She had lived in Noble and LaGrange Counties before moving to Whitley County in 1945. She resided in Columbia City since 1958 and was a member of Oak St. Wesleyan Church. Columbia City. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Norma) Warnick, Mrs. Charles (Vesta) Bennett, and Mrs. Charles (Wilma) Bender, all of Columbia City; two sons, Wilbur E. of Sidney, and Donald E. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Services today in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. + -29-1987
Day Wanda B, 82, of R. 3, Kendallville, died Thursday at her residence. Born Jan. 21, 1897 in Toledo, Ohio, she married Floyd Day, who died Oct. 3, 1974. She moved to Kendallville in 1916 to work in the Dr. Phillips Hospital. She became a registered nurse at the Toledo School of Nursing. She attended Trinity Church United Methodist. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Maxine) Rowe of R. 1, Hudson; one brother, John Keen of Toledo, Ohio; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1979
Days Edith M "Shorty", 57, R. 1, Rome City, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was born April 23, 1924 in Auburn to Orvie and Ruth Malone Winebrenner. She was married May 14, 1949 in Angola to Robert F. Days. She had resided near Rome City since 1951, moving from Garrett. She was a member of the Rome City American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are the husband; six sisters, Josephine Acker, Butler, Mrs. Roy Acker, Mrs. Paul Pfieffer, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Betty Kimmel, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Clarence Dennison, Auburn, and Mrs. Henry German, Decatur; five brothers, Ross, Ashley, Jack, Auburn, Harold, Phoenix, Ariz., Carl, Las Vegas, and Robert, Merced, Cal. A son and daughter preceded her in death. Private family services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. + 4-19-1982
Days Max Freeman, 66, Waterloo, died at his home Feb. 22. He was born in Ashley Dec. 11, 1921, the son of Edson and Mable (Grear) Days. He married Pearl Miller Dec. 27, 1947 in Fort Wayne. He was a Smithfield Twp farmer and lifetime resident of DeKalb County. Surviving are his mother and his wife; four sons, Tom and Dave of Corunna, Jim of Ashley and Doug of Angola; three daughters, Mrs. Chuck (Jane) Moore, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Butch (Susie) Gulick of Ashley, and Mrs. Breck (Julie) Farver of Waterloo; two brothers, Alfred of Corunna, and Bob of Auburn; six sisters, Vivian Myers, Mongo, Barbara Stout, LaOtto, Jackie Smith, Fort Wayne, JoAnn Donat, Waterloo, and Silene Cheek, Waterloo; a niece, Glenda Shank, Fort Wayne; and 19 grandchildren. Three sisters and two grandchildren preceded him in death. Services Thursday. Burial, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Waterloo. ~ 3-1-1988
Days Robert F died Oct. 1, 1996 in Auburn. He was born Nov. 15, 1919 in Ashley, a son of Edson and Mable (Grear) Days. A WW II veteran of the U. S. Army, he was a member of Rome City American Legion Post 381 and Kendallville VFW Post 2749. He was a mechanic at Truelove Brothers in Albion. He married Edith Winebrenner on May 14, 1949 and she died April 9, 1982. Survivors include a brother, Alfred of Corunna; 4 sisters, Joan Donat of Waterloo, Barbara Stout of LaOtto, Jacqueline Smith of Fort Wayne, and Silene Cheek of Auburn. He was preceded in death by a son in infancy, a daughter, Cynthia Jo, a brother and four sisters. Services Oct. 4 in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 10-10-1996
Dazey Alonzo "Bud" was born Jan. 5, 1900 and died April 9, 1966. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, April 12, 1966. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1966
Dazey Bertha M, 102, died Tuesday in Kenney Health Care Center in Ligonier. She was born in Noble County on April 17, 1891 to Finley and Samantha (Waltman) Fuller. She married James Dazey Feb. 27, 1915 in Albion. He died in 1960. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Albion. Surviving is a daughter, Eileen Hall of Ligonier. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-15-1994
Dazey Hazel L, about 69, of R. 4, Albion, died March 28, 1972 at Whitley County Hospital after suffering a heart attack. She was born March 27, 1903 in Noble County to Ted and Nora Sweaney McCamment. She married Bud Dazey in September 1922 and they lived in Wolf Lake all their married life. He died in 1966. She was employed at the Wolf Lake Nursing Home the past six years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Wolf Lake. She is survived by one son, J. C. of R. 4, Albion; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Oliver of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Nina Urdanoff of National City, Calif., and Mrs. Irene Crandell of Berrien Springs, Mich.; one brother, Charles of National City, Calif. Funeral Friday at Wolf Lake Adventist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1972
Dazey James A, 67, (b. 9-1-1892) died July 22, 1960 in Whitley County Hospital of a coronary thrombosis. He lived about five miles southwest of here and was engaged in farming. Surviving are the widow Bertha; one daughter, Mrs. Eileen Hall of Ligonier; one brother, A. C. of Wolf Lake; and five sisters, Mrs. Eva Ball of Monroeville, Mrs. Jessie Price of Goshen, Mrs. Ruth Hanlon of Albion, and Mrs. Velma Tumlinson and Mrs. Dorothy Miller of Wolf Lake. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-?-1960
Dazey James C "JC", 80, near Wolf Lake, was dead on arrival at Parkview Noble Hospital November 6, 2006 after collapsing unexpectedly at his residence. He was born near Monroeville on December 23, 1925, the only son of Alonzo C. "Bud" and Hazel (McCamment) Dazey, and moved to Wolf Lake as a child with his parents. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He married Mary Moeller on April 12, 1946. She died January 11, 1989. A turck driver in Noble County all of his life, he had worked for Ingersoll Rand Trucking Co. until 1984 and retired in 1990 from Kreager Brothers in Cromwell. He married Ellen (Clingerman) Stiver on June 30, 1993. He was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246, Wolf Lake VFW Post 4717 and Albion FOE. Surviving are his wife; his children, Sr. Cheryl Dazey of Hammond, Sandi (Steve) Lemish of Albion, James C. (Rhae) Dazey II of Kendallville, Betty J "BJ" (Richard) Thiel of Fort Wayne, Terry (Margaux) Dazey of Albion, Chuck (Sandy) Dazey of Wolf Lake, and Ron (Angie) Dazey of Albion; 3 stepchildren; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister. Funeral at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ~ 11-16-2006
Dazey Mary L, 62, a resident of Wolf Lake, died Wednesday at her residence. Born May 13, 1926 in Allen County, she was the daughter of John and Katherine (Schilado) Moeller. On March 12, 1945 she married J. C. Dazey. She had lived in the Wolf Lake area most of her married life and was a former employee of Monsanto, Ligonier, retiring in Dec. 1986. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary of Albion, VFW of Wolf Lake, Wolf Lake Merchants Association and Kendallville Moose Lodge. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Sister Cheri, OSF, of Honduras, Mrs. Steven (Sandi) Lemish of Kimmell, and Mrs. Richard (Betty Jo) Thiel of Fort Wayne; four sons, James of Kendallville, Terry and Charles, Wolf Lake, and Ronald of Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Alice) Keller of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Leroy (Virginia) MacAbee of Big Long Lake; three brothers, Edward, James and Thomas, all Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Peter and Robert, preceded her in death. Services Saturday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1-11-1989

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