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Good Bruce, son of Eli and Mary Good, died May 14. He, his wife and 2 children, Nevin aged 5 and Gladys aged 4 months, composed the little household on their farm southwest of town. He was born near Fostoria, Ohio Oct. 14, 1883. At the age of 13 he moved with his parents to Indiana. On Oct. 14, 1901 he married Birdie Coil Forker, daughter and George and Minnie Miller Forker. He submitted to an operation for appendicitis on Tuesday of last week. Funeral May 16 in the church of his choice. He leaves behind also a father, mother and sister. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. Albion Democrat 5-18-1911
Good Elisabeth Bartels, 83, died Thursday at Millerís Merry Manor. She was born Nov. 23, 1903 in Warren, Germany. She was a retired dietician at Garrett Hospital and moved from Ashley in 1977. She married Nevin R. Good Feb. 9, 1952 in Kendallville. He survives at Millerís Merry Manor; also a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Marjorie) Wilhelm, LaGrange; two sons, Richard and Melvin Bartels, both of Pierce, Ariz.; one brother, Walter Diederich, Deshler, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Two sons and her first husband preceded her in death. Services will be Monday at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, LaGrange. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 7-9-1987
Good John, 90, died in Sacred Heart Hospital at Garrett September 6. He was born in Lisbon September 25, 1864 and with his parents moved to the township line road in the spring of 1865. Five years later the Good family moved to Avilla to operate the hotel that stood where the bank building now stands. While they were managing the hotel, the G. R. & I. Railroad was built. He married Nettie Ellen Renkenberger in 1886. They had three children, James Leroy, Mary Edna and Bertha. James and Mary Edna are deceased. Mrs. Good died in 1946. He had been a farmer for almost seventy years and for five years was employed by the Kendallville Laundry. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Whetzel, near Kendallville; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Bolton of Auburn. Services will be September 9 in Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 9-8-1955
Good Leroy, 41, died last Thursday at the Irene Byron Sanatorium south of Avilla after a long illness. He was a resident of Avilla during most of his life and with his parents moved to Kendallville about eight years ago where they made their home. He married Tillie Owen in 1924. He studied some time for the ministry and preached in numerous churches in this vicinity. He was employed for some time at the factory of Flint & Walling in Kendallville. He is survived by his wife; parents, J. O. Good and wife; two sisters, Edna at home, and Mrs. Bertha Whetzel of Rome City. Funeral was Sunday at the Evangelical Church in Kendallville. Burial, King Cemetery. 7-9-1930
Good Mary, 81, pioneer of this community, died June 11 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin Yarian in Avilla, following a heart attack and failing health for more than a year. Surviving in addition to the daughter are a sister, Mrs. Sarah Snyder, Fostoria, Ohio; and a brother, Ephriam Krieger, Avilla. Her husband, Eli, and her son, Bruce, preceded her in death. Funeral was Wednesday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 6-?-1944
Good Michael of Avilla died Friday from injuries received by falling down the cellar steps at his home nearly three weeks ago. Funeral was Sunday. ^ 11-14-1902 Burial, Hooper Cemetery. Democrat 11-20-1902
Good Nevin, 83, of Millerís Merry Manor, died there Thursday. He was born Feb. 12, 1906 in Noble County, the son of Bruce and Byrd (Forker) Good. His first wife, Sharlotte, died in 1950, and his second wife, Elizabeth Bartels, whom he married Feb. 9, 1952, died July 9, 1987. He was retired from Rieke Corporation in Auburn and was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Call of Columbia City; a son, Jerry Collins of Palm Desert, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Glenn (Marjorie) Wilhelm of LaGrange; two stepsons, Richard and Melvin Bartels of Pierce, Ariz.; a sister, Gladys Coleman of Kendallville; three grandchildren. Services will be Saturday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-13-1989
Good Sharlotte, 37, died at her home on S. Lincoln St. in Kendallville after a long illness. She was the wife of Nevin Good. Funeral was Saturday in L. E. Berhalter and Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. She was a niece of Mrs. Melvin Yarian. ~ 10-26-1950
Good Tillie, 52, died Saturday at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Owen, six miles southwest of Avilla. Surviving besides the mother are two sisters, Lucy at home, and Mrs. Howard Renkenberger. Services were held Sunday at home and at the Hopewell Church. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 11-25-1948 + 11-?-1948
Good Vance A Jr, 85, of Ligonier, died February 16, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital in Goshen. He was born on December 7, 1928, to Vance A. and Minnie B. (Merchant) Good in Hammond, Indiana. On January 17, 1948, he married Lorraine Ginter. He worked for various companies. After retirement, he rejoined the workforce and worked for Walmart for 10 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ligonier. Survivors include his wife; 3 children, Cheryl A. (Tom) Houser of Wichita, Kansas, John A. (Jerri) Good of Fort Wayne and Cynthia (Charles) Schlemmer of Ligonier; 9 grandchildren, Timothy, Thad, Tyrone, Sheena, Kiley, Travis, Zachary, Elizabeth and Caitlin; 7 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and a sister, Margaret Matt. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda. Funeral Mass, February 21, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-19-2014
Goodbrand Edward, a former resident of this vicinity, died about noon after suffering an attack of apoplexy as the result of acute indigestion. He was employed at the Swartz & Co. meat market in Kendallville as meat cutter and was at their slaughter house near that city when he expired. He was born in Iowa, Sept. 27, 1877 and was aged 39 years and 16 days. He is survived by his father, his sisters, Mrs. Mary Crawford, Sedan, Mrs. Jennie Sexton, Charles City, Iowa, Mrs. Etta Bailey, Calif., Mrs. Ada Munseil of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. C. E. Baumgartner and Mrs. Maude Hathaway of Kendallville; and two brothers, John and Will of Iowa. He belonged to No. 985 FOE at Kendallville and to the meat cuttersí union at Fort Wayne. Funeral was Sunday at the home of Mrs. Maude Hathaway. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 10-18-1916
Gooder Eleanor, 52, died of multiple sclerosis August 7 in Drake Memorial Hospital in Cincinnati. The funeral was held August 20 at Miller Funeral Home with burial in the Spring Grove Cemetery. Survivors are the husband, Paul; a son, Richard, and twins Stephen and Paula, all of Cincinnati; the mother, Mrs. S. E. Benham; a brother, Norman Benham, both of Avilla; and a sister, Mrs. Walter Keach of Richmond, Ind. ~ 8-15-1957
Goodman Clara M, daughter of Rev. Reuben S. Goodman, died in a hospital at Grand Rapids, Mich. She was born in LaPorte and resided in Kendallville a number of years ago when her father was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. She leaves two sisters, Julia and Sarah, of Grand Rapids. Funeral was at Grand Rapids with burial in Fulton Street Cemetery there. + 4-?-1941
Goodman Clint, 67, R. 2, died late Saturday in McCray Hospital. Born in Huntsville, Tenn., July 14, 1910, he was the son of Abe and Martha (Smith) Goodman. He married Ellen Conley in Glo, Ky., Jan. 29, 1929. Survivors are the wife; four daughters, Jean Coburn, Corunna, Ella Mitchell, Audrey Wallen and Elizabeth Goodman, Kendallville; six sons, Elmer and James, Kendallville, Bill, Mongo, Harold, Avilla, Claude and David, Stroh; one sister, Birtha Langley, Charlotte, S. C.; one brother, James Jeffers, Cincinnati, Ohio; 28 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One son, Marvin, preceded him in death. Funeral will be Tuesday in Community Baptist Church, South Milford. Burial Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1978
Goodman John, 16, died at Lisbon yesterday of typhoid fever. Funeral will be today. ^ 8-26-1880
Goodman Okey, 62, R. 1, Cromwell, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 16, 1914 in Huntington, W. Va. to William and Grace (Lucas) Goodman. He married his wife, Luella, on March 16, 1962 in Carpentersville, Ill. He had resided in Cromwell three years after moving there from Rome City. Surviving are his wife; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Larry (Gerri) Paxson, Kendallville, Mrs. Juanita Paxson, Zanesville, Ohio, and Mrs. Gene (Shirley) Rice, Danville, Ill.; one son, James, Bradenton, Fla.; two stepsons, Richard Grubb, Rome City, and Robert Grubb, Zanesville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Hazel) Tanner, Huntington, W. Va.; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be Sunday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Goodpaster Jo Ellen, 24, a resident of Avilla for 4 years, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Auburn May 10, 1943, she was the daughter of Lee S. and Mary (Hosik) Dugid. She was married October 12, 1963 in Fort Wayne to Phil Goodpaster, who survives. Surviving in addition to the husband and parents are one daughter, Ann Marie, and one sister, Mrs. David (Judy) Gillette, Fort Wayne. Services were Monday in the Calvary Methodist Church. Graveside services were at Ray Covenanter Cemetery, Ray, Ind. ~ 9-28-1967 + 12-?-1967
Goodpaster Martha W, 69, of R. 1, Pretty Lake, Wolcottville, died Saturday in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County April 11, 1917, the daughter of Edward and Ethel May (Bowers) Kurtz. On Nov. 6, 1938 in Ligonier she married Omar Goodpaster. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of Beacon Baptist Church, Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Houston, Texas; a daughter, Beverly J. Cameron, Cromwell; two sons, Philip R., Houston, and Robert J., Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Howard of Houston; and three grandchildren. A child and a sister preceded her in death. Services were Tuesday in Beacon Baptist Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 8-29-1986
Goodrich - The mother of Homer Goodrich, west of this place, died on Friday. Interment occurred on Sunday at Orland, LaGrange County. ~ 11-13-1890
Goodrich Albert E, 60, Kendallville insurance and real estate man, was killed last Thursday when his automobile collided with an interurban car at Huntertown. It is thought that he deliberately drove his car into the interurban. Financial difficulties have been blamed. Surviving are the widow, Mary L.; a daughter, Mrs. Neva Barker of Kendallville; and a son, Russell V. of Chicago. Funeral was Sunday at Hudson with burial in Hudson Cemetery. + 4-?-1933
Goodrich Annabelle, 49, a resident of the Gill Hotel, Ligonier, died Monday after being struck by the left front fender of an auto operated by Ceyland L. Hale. She was jaywalking from between two parked cars on Cavin St. Born Jan. 19, 1916 in Larwill, she had been an area resident all her life. Survivors include a son, Jerry of Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Miller, Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Gay West, Ligonier; and three grandchildren. Funeral was today at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-24-1965
Goodrich Betty L, 71, died June 25, 2003 at home. She worked as clerk for her husband in the Noble Twp trustee office for 16 years and also worked in the offices of Noble County recorder, auditor and treasurer for 14 years. She attended Wolf Lake Baptist Church. She was born in Whitley County Sept. 18, 1931 to Clinton and Lucile (Brown) Bohnstedt. She graduated from Larwill High School. She married Phillip D. Goodrich April 12, 1952. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Kerry and Robin Goodrich of High Lake, Mark and Tammy Goodrich of Bear Lake and James and Patricia Goodrich of Mooresville; 5 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; 2 brothers, Gene Bohnstedt of Churubusco and Richard Bohnstedt of Milford; and 3 sisters, Bonnie Michael of Philadelphia, Colleen Ward of Fort Wayne and Carl Thomas of West Branch, Iowa. Services Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 6-27-2003
Goodrich Edith I Landon, 93, of Ligonier, died March 11, 2009 at Avalon Village, Ligonier. Private family services will be held later. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-13-2009
Goodrich Goldie B, about 77, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Sept. 14, 1971 at the National Nursing Home in Columbia City. She was born Dec. 17, 1893 in Noble Twp to William C. and Margaret (Sterling) Adair and was married to Donald C. Goodrich Nov. 25, 1911. He died in 1969. They operated the Ormas Store for two years from 1916 to 1918 and later in 1938 moved to a farm north of Ormas in Washington Twp. She was a member of the Washington Twp Extension Homemakers Club and the Mission Circle of Ormas Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Aileen Hill and Mrs. Ellen Metzger of Columbia City, Mrs. Billie Schuman of Pierceton, and Mrs. Shirley Miller of Ligonier; two sons, Phillip of Wolf Lake, and Lynn of Kimmell; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Beers of Cromwell, and Mrs. Grace Judd of Columbia City; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Last rites were Friday at a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Goodrich Helen A, daughter of Noah and Abigail Graves, was born in Loraine County, Ohio, March 23, 1838. She was the oldest of four children, all of whom are deceased but the youngest, Gerrod Graves of Ashland, Oregon. She received her education at the academy of Elyria, Ohio, in which institution she afterward became an instructor. She later became an instructor in the public schools, teaching her first term in a building situated on the south bank of Lake Erie, the next at Jamestown, Oh., and the next at Brushy Prairie, LaGrange County, Indiana. It was while teaching at the former place that she became acquainted with Homer Goodrich, to whom she was married Jan. 23, 1860. Her parents came to Steuben County, Indiana, when she was about 18 years old and located on the farm now occupied by Ed Pocock. After her marriage to Mr. Goodrich, they came to Noble County and settled on a farm two miles west of Avilla and there they resided until the death of her husband Oct. 5, 1908. She was the mother of six children, three of whom are deceased; Agnes, Walter N. and Nellie G. The living are Wallace, residing northeast of Avilla, Mrs. L. L. Bixler, west of Avilla, and Mrs. Ed Gappinger of near Albion. She had nine grandchildren, all of whom are living. Some months ago Mrs. Goodrich received a severe injury which eventually resulted in her death, which occurred at the Old Peopleís Home Nov. 15, 1913, aged 75 years, 7 months and 22 days. Nov. 18 her funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial was made in the family lot. ~ 11-22-1913
Goodrich John S, about 86, lifetime resident of the Kimmell community, died March 24, 1970 at Millerís Merry Manor in Warsaw. He was born Aug. 1, 1883 in Kosciusko County. A retired blacksmith, he was a member of the Kimmell United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Merle Brower of R. 4, Albion and Mrs. Odalite Newhouse of Fla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Blue, Mrs. Martha Ewing and Mrs. Josie Knight, all Columbia City. His wife, the former Myrtle Cox, died in 1961. Funeral will be this afternoon at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, West Etna Cemetery. + 3-?-1970
Goodrich Kenneth A, 58, 313 Pigeon St., died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1910 in Kosciusko County, the son of John S. and Melissa (Young) Goodrich, he had lived in Ligonier 25 years, moving from Kimmell. He was employed as a maintenance man for Ligonier Rubber Company and was a member of Ligonier Elks Lodge. He was married in Brimfield to Edith Cooper. Surviving are his wife; a son, Jerre stationed in Vietnam; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Miller of Ligonier; the father, of Kimmell; one stepson, William Landon of Wawaka; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Stephen Blant, Ligonier; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Merle Brower, Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Lewis Newhouse, Fla. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. + 8-?-1969
Goodrich Myrtle M, about 69, died at her home in Kimmell Sept. 2, 1961. She is survived by her husband, John, one daughter, one stepdaughter, one stepson, six grandchildren, and a brother. Funeral Sept. 5 at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial, West Etna Cemetery. + 9-?-1961
Goodrich Phillip D, 80, died May 19, 2007 at The Oaks Living Center in Columbia City. He was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Whitley County to Don C. and Goldie (Adair) Goodrich. He married Betty L. Bohnstedt on April 12, 1952. She died June 25, 2003. On Sept. 11, 2004 he married Mary E. (Starkey) Adams. He was a construction tradesman for 40 years, working for Leininger & Sons, Bercot & Gibson and Kreager Bros. He was a member of Wolf Lake Lions Club, was a Noble Twp volunteer fireman, member of Operating Engineers Local 103, was a Noble Twp trustee for 16 years and attended Sparta Church of Christ. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School and served in the U.S. Army during WW II, being honorably discharged Nov. 26, 1945. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Kerry and Robin Goodrich of High Lake, Mark and Tammy Goodrich of Bear Lake and James and Patricia Goodrich of Mooresville; 4 stepchildren; a brother, Lynn of Kimmell; 3 sisters, Ellen Metzger of Fort Wayne, Ailsa "Billie" Schuman of Columbia City and Shirley Coy of Topeka; 5 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald; and a sister, Aileen Hill. Services Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 5-21-2007
Goodrich Walter N, the younger son of Homer and Helen Goodrich, died April 12, aged 18 years 10 months and 12 days. He was born in Allen Twp, June 24, where he spent his life. He leaves a father, mother, 3 sisters and one brother. ^ 4-21-1899
Goodwin Columbus B, 95, one of the nationís oldest physicians, died Friday, the victim of a heart attack. A practicing physician in Kendallville more than half a century was reported to have been taking his own temperature when he told a nurse he was suffering an attack. Then he died. Born April 5, 1862 near Sellersburg in Clark County, he was a school teacher before deciding to enter the field of medicine. He was one of 13 children born to C. C. and Vashti Goodwin. He had doctored as many as six generations. Survivors include the widow, Margaret, to whom he was married Sept. 2, 1886; a daughter, Miss Laura, a former public school teacher, at home; two sons, Peyton H., Tucson, Ariz., and Edwin M., Anderson; three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Alshands and Mrs. Mary Hester, Crawfordsville, and Mrs. Priscilla Noble, Sellersburg; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Final Tuesday in the First Church of Christ. ~ 12-26-1957 + 12-?-1957
Goodwin Donald H, 84, of Kendallville, died June 6, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was the owner and operator of Auburn TV and Appliance 1949-1968 and served as a representative for Capital Appliance Distributors of Indianapolis until 1983. He graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne in 1939 and completed the General Electric Apprentice School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. He was born July 11, 1921 in Blackstone, Va. to Russell and Audrey (Dunnavant) Goodwin. He married Martha Jane Rentfrow on Feb. 27, 1944 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Judy and Alan Miller of Morris, Ill., Nancy and Joe Orr of Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Diane Bratton of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Dave Goodwin and Linda Lademan of Grosse Ille, Mich.; a sister, Kathryn Armstrong of Little Turkey lake; 8 grandchildren, David and Brian Goodwin, Scott and Todd Miller, Aaron and Anna Orr, Kris and Tim Koskie; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell, in Jan. 1993. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2006
Goodwin Eldridge K, 55, 406 E. Fifth St., died Tuesday at Goshen Hospital. Born April 12, 1926 in Enola, Ark., he was the son of James and Elma (Coble) Goodwin. In 1967 he married Fannie Griffith. He lived in Ligonier since coming from Missouri in 1952. He was a retired employee of Curto-Ligonier Foundry. Survivors include his wife; his mother, Elma Tipton of Conway, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Alta) Rogers of Petersburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Danny (Belinda) Woodall of Charleston, W. Va.; two sons, Kenneth and Michael Goodwin of Charleston, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Reva) Anderson of Bonnteere, Mo., and Mrs. Gus (Jim Eva) Shull of Rome City; four brothers, Dewight, David and Carthyl of Goshen, and Wayne of Ligonier; and five grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-19-1982
Goodwin Erwin M "Doc", 83, Orlando, Fla., died Friday in Florida Hospital, Orlando. He was born July 18, 1891 in Kansas to Dr. C. B. and Margaret (Teeple) Goodwin. His wife, Mahala, died in 1958. He was retired from the insurance business and had lived in Kendallville until 1939 when he moved to Fort Wayne. He later lived in Anderson and recently in Orlando. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Marianna) Franze, Richmond; two sons, Bill, Indianapolis, and Col. Jack E., Sol, Korea; one sister, Laura, Kendallville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. One brother, Peyton, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1974
Goodwin Fairy M, 72, R. 2, died today in McCray Hospital. She had lived at R. 2 for six years, moving there from South Milford. A native of DeKalb County, she was born May 5, 1898 to Daniel and Ada (Miller) Schimpff. Her husband, Raymond A., died Dec. 20, 1961. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Reginald (Virginia) Hale, Angola, Mrs. Wymond (Waneta) Luttman, Syracuse, and Mrs. Max (Josephine) Barker, R. 1; and one son, Dale A., New Haven; four sisters, Mrs. Owen Tustison, Hudson, Mrs. Homer Myers, R. 2, Miss Amanda, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Charles Rogers, Cleveland, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son, Chester, was killed in WW II. Services will be Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Lake Cemetery. + 12-?-1970
Goodwin Fannie, 67, of Ligonier, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 1, 1922 in Garrett, Ky., the daughter of John and Phoebe (Conley) Griffith. On Oct. 7, 1967 in Clintwood, Va., she married Eldridge Goodwin, who died in 1982. She moved from South Whitley to Ligonier in 1966 and retired in 1982 from Monsanto Corporation, Ligonier. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Betty Jean) Price of Bardstown, Ky., and Linda Jenkins of Ligonier; two sons, James Burchett of Bradenton, Fla., and Donald Burchett of Ligonier; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-20-1989
Goodwin Jennie E spent her childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1865 she came to Indiana and engaged in teaching in this county. She was married to Lucius E. Goodwin Feb. 7, 1867. She died June 4, 1899, aged 60 years, 10 months and 22 days. Two daughters survive, the husband having died two years and six months ago. For more than thirty years she was a teacher in the public schools of Kendallville. Funeral was held from the family residence Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-4-1899 She was born in Patterson, N.J. July 12, 1838. ^ 6-9-1899
Goodwin Joan, 83, of Colorado Springs, died March 7, 2006. She was born Feb. 22, 1923 in Albion to Carl Cary and Beth Lucile (Rimmel) Breeden. She had resided in numerous places as a military wife. Surviving are a daughter, Kay (L.E.) Gillard; and a grandson, Christopher Bryan. Services Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 3-23-2006
Goodwin Laura V, 87, 201 S. Park Ave., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. The retired Kendallville High School teacher was born May 3, 1888 in Mound Valley, Kansas to Dr. Columbus B. and Margaret F. (Teeple) Goodwin. She lived most of her life in the area. She taught at Kendallville High School from 1918 to 1956 and was listed in the 1969 publication of "2,000 Women of Achievement," which is printed in England. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Erwin M. and Peyton H. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. William (Marianna) Franze, Richmond; four nephews, Peyton H. Goodwin, Troy, Mich., William C. Goodwin, Indianapolis, Col. (retired) Jack E. Goodwin, Seoul, Korea, and Thomas N. Goodwin, Tucson, Ariz. Funeral will be Friday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1975
Goodwin Lucius E, attorney, died Jan. 1, 1897, at his home in Kendallville. His health has been feeble for some time, yet nothing serious until Thursday when he was taken violently ill with some disorder of the stomach. He was born at Claridon, Ohio, March 27, 1824, and was 72 years, 9 months and 4 days of age. He was admitted to the bar in his native county and later practiced law in Cleveland. He came to Indiana in 1865 and located in Kendallville, where he has resided continuously since that time. On February 7, 1867 he was married to Jennie E. Hill who, with two daughters, Jessie, and May, survive. The funeral services were held Monday under the direction of the Knights of Pythias and the Noble County bar. ~ 1-7-1897 + 1-1-1897 ^ 1-8-1897
Goodwin Martha J, 93, died December 6, 2013, at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet, Illinois.She was born January 26, 1920, in Logansport, Indiana, to Arthur Rentfrow and Edna (Ryan) Rentfrow Christianer.She attended Anderson High School, Anderson, Indiana, graduating in 1938. She married Donald Howard Goodwin on February 27, 1944. Tey were members of the South Milford Church of Christ. Don preceded her in death June 6, 2006. Martha worked as a bookkeeper for Maloleyís Foods and D & S Builders. She is survived by 4 children: Judith (Alan) Miller of Morris, Illinois; David (Linda) Goodwin of Grosse Ile, Michigan; Nancy (Joseph, deceased) Orr of Sedro Wooley, Washington; and Diane (Monty) Campion of New Waterford, Ohio. Grandchildren include Scott (Nicole) Miller and Todd Miller of Morris, Illinois; David Goodwin of Grosse Ile, Michigan and Brian (Rachel) Goodwin of Allen Park, Michigan; Anna Orr and Aaron Orr of Concrete, Washington; Kristoffer (Lindsey) Koskie of Fishers, Indiana, and Tim (Rosa) Koskie of Sydney, Australia; 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward; sister, Mary, in childhood. Funeral, December 14, at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-10-2013
Goodwin Peyton H II, 80, died Feb. 17, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was an educator who helped build and then taught at the first high school in Troy, Mich. He also coached basketball and served as the Troy school district's athletic director. He was born Oct. 8, 1921 in Kendallville to Peyton and Bertha Goodwin. Surviving and 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Sean and Mary, John and Barb and Pete and Christine; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Bud Hether, Julie and Bud Haden, Laura and Steve Keenan, Sue and Sam Sera and Becky Didler; and several grand and great-grandchildren. Graveside services Saturday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-21-2002
Goodwin Thomas N, 71, died Sept. 29, 2002 in Arizona. He served in the Army's Special Forces during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1960 and was elected to the Arizona legislature in 1966 and served for 16 years. He was born in Kendallville on Nov. 8, 1930. Surviving are his wife, Rose; 2 sons, Thomas II and Troy; one granddaughter, Hunter Ann Goodwin. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry; and a brother, Peyton. Services in Ariz. on Oct. 10 at Abbey Funeral Chapel. ^ 10-31-2002
Goodyear Leston, 66, R. 3, Churubusco, died Friday in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Feb. 27, 1918, the son of Lynon and Beulah (Jones). He married Edna Wood April 9, 1939. A farmer, he had retired from Dana Corporation after 33 years and was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Phyllis Beck, Fort Wayne; a son, Robert, Churubusco, and two grandchildren. Services were in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Blue River Cemetery. ~ 5-24-1984
Goodyear Thomas G, a former resident of Ligonier, died June 6 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile wreck June 1. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Irene Beaven; two brothers, Samuel of Ligonier and Kenny of Indianapolis; one half-brother, John Rittenberry; two sisters, Amy Gates of Ligonier, and Sharon Fidler of Indianapolis; and one half-sister, Nancy Rittenberry. He graduated from Indianapolis Tech in 1974 and was employed at Monsanto in Ligonier about three and one-half years. Services were June 10 at Moore & Kirk Irvington Chapel. Burial, Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis. + 6-6-1978
Gordon Bessie Marie, 92, of rural LaOtto, died June 20 in Fort Wayne. She was born April 12, 1904 in Green Twp, the daughter of Edgar and Lavina (Bleile) Pippenger. She married Jesse H. Gordon on Aug. 16, 1928. He died Oct. 8, 1971. A lifetime LaOtto area resident, she was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. Survivors include a son, Howard L. of rural Churubusco; 5 daughters, Mrs. Elmer L. (Mary) Merrill of South Bend, Evelyn Rollins and Mrs. Alden (Delores) Bingham of Churubusco, and Mrs. Vernon (Edna) Yeagle of Hardy, Ark.; 2 sisters, Berniece Miller and Carrie Seiss; 15 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Nathan, Howard and Leo L.; and 3 sisters, Daisy Haney, Flossie Holderman and Ada Flory. Funeral was June 22 in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 7-18-1996
Gordon Donald L, 37, Kimmellís South Shores, died Sunday in McCray Hospital of an acute heart attack. He was born Aug. 21, 1934 in North Henderson, Ill, the son of George and Cecil (Bair) Gordon. He married Shirley Jean Price Aug. 5, 1961. He was vice president of engineering and manufacturing of Flint & Walling, a graduate of Western State College in Ill. He was a resident here four years, moving from Davenport, Iowa. He was a member of Kendallville Lions Club, Masonic Lodge at Rio, Ill., and Trinity United Methodist. Surviving are his mother in North Henderson; his wife; a daughter, Linda Dawn 7; a son, Mark Donald 4, both at home; three sister, Mrs. Charles (Agnes) Prussing, North Henderson, and Mrs. Robert (Joan) Hunt and Mrs. Barbara Olin, Alexis, Ill.; two brothers, Thomas, Moline, Ill., and Ronald, Leavenworth, Kansas. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mount Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson. + 3-?-1972
Gordon Edith Bonar, 83, of Churubusco, died Nov. in Whitley County Hospital. She was born March 4, 1903 in Whitley County, the daughter of Jay and Laura (Brown) Stroh. She married Arthur A. Bonar Oct. 29, 1921 in Coldwater, Mich. He died in 1973. On Nov. 10, 1977 she married Walter Gordon in Coldwater, Mich. A lifetime resident of Noble and Whitley Counties, she was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Albion OES 178. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. David (Phyllis) Carter and Mrs. Don (Barbara) Leatherman, Albion, and Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Thomas of Huntertown; four sons, J. C. and Stanley Bonar, Albion, Dale of Loveland, Colo., and Michael of Charlevoix, Mich.; two stepsons, Walter Gordon Jr. of Bozeman, Mont., and Jack Gordon of Churubusco; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Eugene (Eleanor) Krider and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Sloffer, Churubusco, Marjorie Ryder of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Mrs. James (Norman) Mundy of Galveston, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One daughter and one sister preceded her in death. Services Friday in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 11-13-1986 + 11-4-1986
Gordon Eva E, 64, Eel River Twp, died at her home Tuesday from complications. Surviving are 6 sons, Garry of Dunfee, Roscoe and Benjamin of Allen County, Herbert of LaGrange, and Ray and Howard at home; 3 brothers, Benjamin and Lewis Geiger of Collins and Samuel of Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cecil Phillips of Collins and Mrs. Oscar Marker of Allen County; and several grandchildren. Funeral was today in Ari Church of God. She was born June 5, 1872 in Indiana to Jacob and Mary Homsher Geiger. Her husband, Perry, died in 1928. She was a member of the Ari Church of God. * 12-15-1936
Gordon Howard W, brother of Herbert Gordon, R. 1, Blue Lake Road, Whitley County, died in Kingman, Ariz. on March 26. He had been a resident for 6 months. He served during WW II in the Navy, escaping death when the fleet was bombed at Pearl Harbor. His parents, Perry and Eva Gordon; his wife; and 4 brothers preceded him in death. He and his wife had resided in California for many years. * 4-?-1984
Gordon Ilene M, 86, of Churubusco, died August 30, 2004 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born February 10, 1918 near Collins to Thomas and Maude (Bennett) Gaff. Her first husband, Claude O. Fear, died in 1946. Ten years later she married Ray Gordon. He died in 1970. Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Thomas of Indianapolis; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, James Fear of Blairsville, Pa., and Dennis A. and Linda Gordon of Fort Wayne; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Fear of Wolf Lake; 5 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Thurlo "Frog" Gaff of LaOtto, Roger Gaff of Nappanee, John and Arlene Gaff of Columbia City, Ray and Kitty Gaff of Muncie and Leonard "Jake" Gaff of Huntertown; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Gray and Shirley Stamp of Churubusco, and Barbara and Ray Leitch of Danville, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A graduate of Churubusco High School, she had been employed at Supermarket Services for 20 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church, Columbia City American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. Services in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 9-9-2004
Gordon Jesse H, 66, R. 1, LaOtto, died Friday in DeKalb Hospital from injuries received last Wednesday when he was run over three times by his farm tractor. According to reports, Gordon was trying to line up the tractor to a buzz saw and when he bumped the lever the vehicle started going around in circles. When he jumped onto the draw bar, his clothing apparently got caught in the power take-off. He was a native of Churubusco and had worked for a lumber company and drove a school bus. Surviving are his wife, Bessie; one son, Howard of R. 1, Churubusco; four daughters, Mrs. Alden Bingham and Mrs. Melvin Rollins, both of Churubusco, Mrs. Elmer Merrill of Granger and Mrs. Richard Bingham of Columbia City; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, William J. of Columbia City; and two sisters, Mrs. Estella Zolman of R. 1, Avilla and Mrs. Lloyd P. Claxton of R. 1, Churubusco. Funeral Monday in the Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. ~ 10-14-1971 + 10-?-1971
Gordon Kenneth Paul, son of John and Irene Mallon Gordon, died at the home of his grandfather, Wesley Mallon near Wolf Lake last Monday from acute pneumonia. he was born Sept. 10, 1925, an only child. Funeral at the home Wednesday. Burial at Huntertown. + 7-?-1926
Gordon Leona Bower, 85, R. 2, Ligonier, died today (d. 9-13-1975) at McCray Hospital. Born March 24, 1890, her parents were Edward and Della (Luce) Lindemuth. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Antwerp, Ohio. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. John Faye Doll, Kimmell; one sister, Mary Kees, Antwerp, Ohio; three brothers, Herschel and Harley, Fort Wayne, and Ralph, Hollywood, Calif.; one granddaughter, Mrs. James Hodges, Churubusco; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Norman Dustin. Funeral Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. + 9-?-1975
Gordon Mary E, 75, of St. Petersburg, Fla. died March 9 in a St. Petersburg hospital. She was the widow of Ray C. Gordon who died in Dec. 1950. She was the daughter of Richard D. and Nancy Lawson, born Sept. 4, 1899 in Kentucky. She had been a resident of Florida for the past 21 years and previously from the Cromwell and Ligonier area. Survivors include one son, Com. Ray Jr., Fla.; and one daughter, Mrs. Noel (Betty) Howenstine of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, French Lawson, Kimmell, and Claude Lawson, Fort Wayne; and four sisters, Mrs. Olgan (Emma) Gille, Middletown, Ohio, Mrs. Audry Coleman, Bushtown, Fla., Mrs. Willis Weirick, Waterloo, and Mrs. James Bowlby, Elkhart. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home. + 3-?-1970
Gordon Michael W, 56, of Avilla, died March 2, 2010 in the V.A. Medical Center in Marion. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1972 and served in the U.S. Air Force 1972-1976. He was a member of the Avilla American Legion Post 240. He was born March 22, 1954 in Columbia City to Ronald and Nancy (Deetz) Gordon. He is survived by 2 sons, Colin and Ethan Gordon; his mother of Avilla; his father of Fremont; 4 brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul and Beth Gordon of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Roger Gordon of Auburn, John Gordon of Kendallville, and Scott Gordon of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carla Gordon in 1960; and his grandparents, Willis and Mildred Deetz and Lawrence and Elizabeth Gordon. Funeral March 27 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto. ^ 3-24-2010
Gordon Ray "Duke", 60, R. 1, Cromwell, died Tuesday in Grand Island, Neb. of an apparent heart attack. He has been employed as a truck driver with Sprite Mfg. Co. in Nappanee. He was born May 30, 1915 in Nappanee and had lived at Fascination Place for the past five years. He previously resided in Fort Wayne. He was married to Kathryn Patterson on Feb. 15, 1968 at Roanoke. Survivors include the widow and one stepdaughter, Mrs. William (Paula) Frizsell, Ligonier; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Braun of Chicago. Funeral was Friday at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. He was a veteran of WW II. Burial, South Union Cemetery, Wakarusa. + 9-?-1975
Gordon Ray C, 50, longtime resident of Ligonier and a retired barber, died last Wednesday at S. Petersburg, Fla., where he had lived he past four years. He was a member of Masonic orders in Ligonier and Fort Wayne. Surviving are the wife of St. Petersburg; a son, Ray Jr. who is stationed at Pensacola, Fla. with the Navy; and a daughter, Mrs. Noel Howenstein of Nappanee. + 12-?-1950
Gordon Sarah Jane, 80, died Feb. 12 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Double, 339 Arcadia Court, Fort Wayne. Services were Wednesday in Eel River Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. She was the widow of Anderson Gordon, who died Sept. 27, 1914. The Gordons lived just northeast of Churubusco. Those who survive her 4 daughters, Mrs. Double, Mrs. Manford Knop of near Huntertown, Mrs. Bessie Crick of Fort Wayne, and Miss Mary of Chicago; 1 son, Ed, north of Churubusco; 33 grandchildren, including Charles and Elmer Gordon of Churubusco, and many great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of John and Mary Bennett Harter, born in Noble County on Feb. 8, 1854. * 2-12-1934
Gordon Walter L, 89, died July 25 in Byron Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. He was born May 15, 1900 in Gas City, the son of Silas and Elsie (Larimore) Gordon. He married Gladys Stroh Feb. 14, 1920 in Michigan, and she died in 1976. He married Edith Bonar on March 10, 1977, and she died in 1986. He was an area lifetime resident and retired in 1967 as president of Gordon & Sloffer Inc. of Churubusco. He was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 515, OES No. 130, Lions Club, and Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jean (Eleanor) Krider and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Sloffer, Churubusco, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Rider of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Mrs. James (Norma) Mundy of McAllen, Texas; two sons, Walter Jr. of Bozeman, Mont., and Jack of Churubusco; two sisters, Bernice Montgomery and Mrs. Melvin (Mabel) Binkley, Fort Wayne; a brother, Elton, of Bradenton, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Services were Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-1-1989
Gordon William, 80, of Churubusco, was born Jan. 1, 1895 to Jasper and Samantha (Benhower) Gordon of Allen County. He was a member of Charter Oak United Methodist Church. He had worked as a farm helper and was at one time employed in the institutional power plant of Allen County. He died Jan., 16 in Whitley County Hospital. A sister, Mrs. Estella Zolman of R. 1, Avilla, and nieces and nephews are his only survivors. A brother, Jesse, and two sisters, Rose Claxton and Alta Campbell, all of Churubusco, preceded him in death. Service were Jan. 19 in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-23-1975 + 1-16-1975
Gore Estelle, 82, longtime Orinda resident, died the previous Friday. A native of Ligonier, she and her husband, Challiss, a nationally known photographer and writer, had lived in Orinda more than 33 years. She was a member of the Bible Study Fellowship and Contemporary Handweavers. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mary Shirey of Walnut Creek, Judy Hogness of Palo Alto, and Jan Vendia of Woodside Hills; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services were Oct. 5 at Orinda Community Church. + 10-?-1977
Gorrell Amy, 86, R. 4, Auburn, died Dec. 28 at Parkview Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1893 in Noble County to Edward and Orpha (Cramer) Gump. She and Harry Gorrell were married Oct. 9, 1924 in Avilla. Surviving are her husband; one son, Harry L., R. 4, Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Ellison, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Fern Hindenlang, Avilla; and five grandchildren. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Services were Monday in Dilgard, Cline & Southern Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-3-1980 + 12-?-1979
Gorrell Claude B, 77, of east of LaOtto, a veteran of WW I, died Monday at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born Oct. 6, 1888, in Butler Twp, DeKalb County, the son of William and Margaret Gorrell, and resided in LaOtto until 1919, when he moved to his late farm residence. He was married March 1, 1950 in LaOtto to Edna P. Moudy, who survives, and was a member of the American Legion Post in Garrett and the LaOtto Wesleyan Methodist Church. Survivors in addition to the wife are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Carl Houser, R. 1, LaOtto; two brothers, Harry, Auburn, and Charles, Schoolcraft, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. I. O. Schug, Kalamazoo, Miss Winifred Gorrell, Kendallville, and Mrs. Conrad Beltz, LaOtto. Funeral was last Wednesday at the LaOtto Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 8-18-1966 + 8-?-1966
Gorrell Edna, 32, of LaOtto died in the M. E. Hospital, Fort Wayne. Shock from finding her father dead in bed several days ago is believed to have been the cause of death.. Her mother survives at LaOtto. Noble Co Democrat 2-4-1926
Gorrell Edna P, 86, died of a heart condition July 29 at McCray Hospital. She was born April 20, 1888 in Waterloo to John and Harriet Southerland. She married Claude B. Gorrell March 1, 1950 and he died in August 1956. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Harriett) Houser, LaOtto, and a half-sister, Mrs. George Shank, Miami Lakes, Fla.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were Sunday in the LaOtto Wesleyan Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-4-1977 + 7-?-1977
Gorrell Robert W, 54, Fort Wayne, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital. He was retired from International Harvester Co., having worked there 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, James J. Alles, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Cheryl Hiemann, Fort Wayne; and a sister, Bonnie Grawcock of LaOtto. Services were June 15 in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-18-1981 + 6-?-1981
Gorrell Rossana, 81, died at her home in LaOtto yesterday. She had resided in and near LaOtto for 50 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Post of Chicago; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary E. Simon of Mountain Grove, Mo.; and 3 sons, Winfield Gorrell of LaOtto, and Hiram V. and John D. Gorrell of this city. Funeral will be at Wesleyan Methodist Church at LaOtto in the morning. The funeral party will take the northbound G.R.&I. train at 1:30 and will transfer at Avilla, where there will be a special car to take them to the Evergreen Cemetery at Auburn where the interment will take place. ^ 1-12-1910
Gorrell Sarah, mother of Mrs. Herman Polhemus, died August 3. Funeral will be August 5 at the Elzy Funeral Home in Ossian, Indiana. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery. ~ 8-4-1955
Gorrell Stanley R, Huntertown, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Allen County and was employed by B. F. Goodrich Co. 22 years. Surviving are his wife Betty J.; two sons, Gregory and Gary A. at home; a daughter, Julia, at home; two brothers, Harry of Grabill, and Glenn of Woodburn; four sisters, Mabel Shoup, Fort Wayne, Lela Diltz, Woodburn, Elsie Wappes, LaOtto, and Alice Rothermal, Logansport. Memorial services Wednesday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Harlan. Burial, Scipio Cemetery, Harlan. ~ 7-12-1984
Gorrell William M, about 86, resident of Swan Twp, died Sunday at his home in LaOtto following an illness from paralysis. His wife died two years ago. He was born in Ohio and moved to LaOtto in 1897. Funeral yesterday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1943
Gorrell Winifred, 71, was born Sept. 18, 1904 to Winfield and Margaret Jane (Dudley) Gorrell. A retired registered nurse at McCray Hospital, she died Friday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. Survivors include one sister, Josephine Beltz, Kendallville, one brother, Harry Gorrell, Auburn. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-30-1975 + 10-?-1975
Gorsline William, 90, died Nov. 30 at a rest home in Calif. Survivors include two daughters and one son, Mrs. Cyril Kocho of Carpenteria, Calif., Mrs. Zane McCarthy of Fort Worth, Texas, and Lester Gorsline of Tiburon, Calif.; several nieces and nephews including Nathaniel Crow Flick of Washington D. C., Mrs. Stanley Goard and William Scherling of Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. James A. Fick of Lake Wawasee. He was born in Ill. and attended Bradley University. He taught mathematics and slide rule for 40 years in the Chicago school system and for 2 years at Butler University in Indianapolis before retiring and fishing for a year at Sausalito, Calif. He then taught mathematics and surveying for another 10 years at nearby San Quentin prison during which period he acquired national recognition for his motto "Felons are Fine Fellows." He and his family spent much time at Lake Wawasee and shopping at Husseyís Drug and E. E. Klineís Grocery store in Cromwell a half century ago. + 11-3-1972
Gorsuch Bertha E, 81, died Friday in the Kondas Nursing Home near Albion. She was a native of Noble County and a lifelong resident of this community. Surviving are a son, Cyril of Goshen; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Price of near Cromwell; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church where services were held June 8. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1959
Gorsuch Cyril K, 71, R. 2, Goshen, died last Monday in Millerís Merry Manor in Warsaw. Born in Cromwell Sept. 19, 1895, he was a farmer and mechanic and did watch and clock repair. He had lived near Goshen for 37 years. On July 7, 1928 he married Pauline Fretz, who survives, with four sons, Jean, David, Ralph and Warren Lee, all of Goshen; two daughters, Mrs. John Grafton of Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. Delbert Yoder of Kalamazoo; six grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Price of Cromwell. Services Wednesday in St. Markís Methodist Church, Goshen. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1967
Gorsuch Dale, 86, of Kimmell, died Sunday at Kenney Health Care Center, Ligonier. He was born Dec. 6, 1901 in Sparta Twp, the son of Thomas A. and Jessie R. (Iden) Gorsuch. On April 27, 1922 in Kimmell he married Almeda G. Reeve. A lifetime county resident, he owned and operated Kimmell Hatchery and Hardware for 53 years. He was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ for 65 years and was supervisor and secretary of Sparta Cemetery for 33 years. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Replogle, Kimmell; three sons, William and Karl, both Kimmell, and Roy Dean, Ligonier; a sister, Ruth Rosentrator, Kalamazoo, Mich.; four brothers, Kenneth, Summerfield, Fla., Thomas, Cromwell, Dean, Churubusco, and Otto, Kalamazoo; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-13-1988
Gorsuch Dean W, 89, died Feb. 6, 2003 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. He worked in the dairy industry for 40 years, including Central Dairy and retiring from Allen Dairy in Fort Wayne after 16 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Churubusco. He was born near Cromwell March 31, 1913 to Thomas and Jesse (Iden) Gorsuch. He married Iva Gordon Aug. 2, 1934. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Sharon of Fort Wayne and Donald and Mariann of Austin, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 6 brothers. Services Monday at Sheets & Child Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 2-7-2003
Gorsuch Gene L, 80, of Indianapolis, died Dec. 12, 2009. He was born in Ligonier on Aug. 23, 1929, the son of Kenneth and Henrietta Gorsuch. He and his wife, Sally, were married on Feb. 14, 1953. He is survived by a daughter, Greta (Steve) Tamarri; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Harry W. Moore Funeral Care, Indianapolis. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery. ^ 12-18-2009
Gorsuch Jessie R, 76, died Tuesday in LaGrange County Hospital. She was a native of Michigan but had resided in the Cromwell community for 67 years. Surviving are six sons, Dale of Kimmell, Clarence of Elkhart, Kenneth near Albion, Thomas near Cromwell, Dean, Churubusco, and Otto, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Rosentreter, Kalamazoo, and Mrs. Era Lingofelt, Hastings, Mich.; one brother, Cecil Iden in Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Gracie Cope of Hillsdale, Mich.; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1959
Gorsuch M David, 79, Albion resident and dairy farmer died October 25, 2011, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. He was born on October 26, 1931, in LaGrange, the son of Kenneth and Henrietta (Walton) Gorsuch. On June 2, 1956, he married Lora Lee Blomeke in Albion. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion, 40 & 8 Post 642, and the VFW. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion.  Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in- law, Garry and Kim Gorsuch of Albion and Gregg and Rhonda Gorsuch of Albion; his grandchildren, Ryne Gorsuch, Justine (T.C.) Warren, Jessie, Kelsey, Jorden and Jared Gorsuch and two sisters, Bertha (David) Zawadzke of Wolcottville, and Louetta McClanahan of Florissant, Missouri. He is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jo Birch; and a brother, Gene Gorsuch. Funeral Oct. 29 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 10-27-2011
Gorsuch Roy D, 72, of Ligonbier, died Jan. 11, 2013 at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was a machinist for Silgan Plastics for 42 years and was a lifelong farmer.  On Dec. 10, 1940 he was born at the family farm to Dale and Almeda (Reeve)Grosuch.  He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Sharon Pfeiffer; 4 children, David (Gennie) Gorsuch of Corunna, Rick Gorsuch of Columbia City, Steven Gorsuch of Goshen and Katrina (Greg) Wysong of Kimmell; 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, a brother, Karl (Mary) Gorsuch of Kimmell, and a sister, Loris Replogle of Kimmel.  He was preceded in death by a brother, William Gorsuch.  Funeral Thursday at Yeager Funeral Home.  Burial, Sparta Cemetery.  ^ 1-13-2013
Gorsuch William L, 83, of Kimmell, died Oct. 3, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He had been a track foreman and inspector for more than 35 years with the B&O Railroad. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was a member of West Noble American Legion Post and St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He was born June 12, 1923 in Noble County to Dale and Almeda (Reeve) Gorsuch. He married Betty F. Butler on April 27, 1946 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She died June 22, 1999. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Johanna Gorsuch of Webster, N.Y.; 5 daughters and 4 sons-n-law, Rose Fisel of Albion, Julie and Ron Richey of North Webster, Melody and Rick Frye of Elkhart and Karen and Clayton Sensibaugh and Gloria and Ken Schuman of Ligonier; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Karl and Mary Gorsuch of Kimmell and Roy Gorsuch of Ligonier; a sister, Lois Replogle of Kimmell; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 243. ^ 10-5-2006
Gose Anna, 86, of 306 McLean St., died Saturday in Goshen Hospital following an auto accident near Syracuse a few hours before. She was a passenger in a southbound car driven by her daughter which attempted a left turn onto a side road from Ind. 13 and was struck by a northbound vehicle. She was born Jan. 7, 1886 in Missouri to George and Sarah Yocum and had lived in Ligonier for 60 years. She was a member of the Ligonier Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, Bulger Yocum of New Waverly, and Ralph Gose of Cromwell; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Hostetter and Mrs. Marvin Stone of Syracuse; thirteen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-8-1972
Gose Asa B, 90, of R. 3, Wolcottville, died today at McCray Hospital. Born in West Liberty, Ky., Jan. 6, 1894, he was the son of James and Hannah (Caskey) Gose. He married Lillie M. Davis. A retired farmer, he was a 60-year resident of LaGrange County. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Orville (Christeen) Barker of R. 1, Kendallville, Mrs. Glen (Ailene) Barker of Cape Coral, Fla., Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Kimmel of Kendallville, and Lenny Reisinger of Fort Wayne; two sons, Doyle of LaGrange and Ernest of Wolcottville; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-24-1984
Gose Betty L, 71, of Kendallville, died Oct. 21, 2009 at her residence. She had been employed at Starcraft in Topeka. She was born in Hueysville, Ky. on June 22, 1938 to Hoy and Lulie (Smith) Shepherd. She married Earnest Gose on Jan. 12, 1963 in South Milford. He died Sept. 2, 2007. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Gose of Kendallville; a daughter, Teresa Rasler of LaGrange; 5 stepchildren; 7 grandchildren; and a brother, Elmer Shepherd of LaGrange. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Gose, on Jan. 30, 1988, and a brother, Arnold Shepherd. Services Saturday at Full Gospel Church in Ashley. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-23-2009
Gose David Allen, 15, of R. 2, LaGrange, was killed in an accident in Noble County Jan. 30 on CR 1000N and 900E. He was born in Kendallville Nov. 28, 1972, the son of Ernest and Betty (Shepherd) Gose. He was an eighth grade student at Lakeland Jr. High School. Surviving are his parents; four brothers, Jeffery, Dennis and Ernest D., all of LaGrange, and Ronald of Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Brian (Teresa) Hart, Mrs. Patrick (Diane) Dillon, and Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Lawson, all LaGrange. Funeral Tuesday in Community Baptist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-30-1987
Gose Dusty Brian, son of Randy and Mary Estella (Jiminez) Gose, 515 W. William St., Kendallville, was stillborn Tuesday at McCray Hospital. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Antonia Jimenez, Kendallville, and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Gose, R. 4, Kendallville, Maude (Gose) Bland, Rome City, and Stella Blowers, LaGrange. Graveside services Thursday at Lake View Cemetery. + 4-19-1983
Gose Elmer A, 62, 463 Garden St., died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He had been employed 21 years as a grinder at Newnam Foundry and a resident of Kendallville for 18 years, moving from LaGrange County. Born Dec. 9, 1907, he was the son of Samuel and Belle Blair Gose. On June 23, 1929 he married Maude Goodpaster. Surviving are the wife; two sons, Willis, Rome City, Wayne, Midway, Ohio; two daughters, Alma Donnabelle Baker, 235 E. Lisle St., Nancy Gose, Ocala, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Parks, Jeffersonville, Ky. One sister and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1970
Gose Gertrude V, 84, died June 18, 2007 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was born Oct. 18, 1922 in Syracuse to Harry and Mary Edna (Stuckman) Crouch. She married Ralph D. Gose on Oct. 31, 1942 in Albion. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cromwell. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Jack Smart of Syracuse; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Sandra Gose of Fort Wayne and Jefferson and Janet Gose of Syracuse; a sister, Dorothy Tarman of Goshen; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a twin brother, Charles Crouch. Memorial services Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Cromwell. Elkhart Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. + 6-21-2007
Gose Lester Brice, 21, died Friday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olive Gose at Ligonier. Surviving are the parents, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral Monday in Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Gose Lillie M, 90, of R. 3, Wolcottville, died Tuesday at Kendallville Nursing Home. Born in West Liberty, Ky., April 14, 1894, she was the daughter of John M. and Sarah (Cassidy) Davis. On Oct. 15, 1915 in West Liberty she married Asa Gose, who died Jan. 1984. An area resident 60 years, she was a member of True Church of God, South Milford. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Orville Barker and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Kimmel, both Kendallville, Mrs. Glen (Ailene) Barker of Cape Coral, Fla., and Mrs. John (Thelma) LaPunka of Fort Wayne; two sons, Doyle of LaGrange, and Ernest of Wolcottville; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-5-1985
Gose Marlene S, 62, of Ligonier, died Oct. 9, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Ligonier High School in 1965 and had been a cosmetologist in Ligonier for many years. She was born March 3, 1947 in Wolf Lake to Marlo and Donnabelle (Staton) Strouse. She married Terry Gose in August 1965. Surviving are a son, Vince Gose of Garrett; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammi and Sean Hicks of Ligonier; 5 grandsons, Joseph and Caleb Gose, Cody Tackett, Trey Sparks and Tanner Hicks; a granddaughter, Cassidy Hicks; 2 brothers, Don Strouse of Goshen and Phil Strouse of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Kathy Cronk of Fort Wayne, Kim Short and Karen Strouse of Ligonier. Funeral Oct. 13 at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-11-2009
Gose Milford C, 60, R. R. 1, Ligonier, died Wednesday at his home of a heart attack. He was born April 15, 1909 in Miamisburg, Ohio, the son of Oliver and Anna (Yokum) Gose. In 1932 he married Daisy Lewallen. He was an employee of Curto-Ligonier Foundry. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Frederick in Germany and Terry of Ligonier; one daughter, Mary of Ligonier; 3 grandchildren; his mother; 3 brothers, Ralph and William of Lake Wawasee and Dulger of Peru; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Claudine) Stone and Mrs. Harold (Ethel) Hostetter of Syracuse. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 6-25-1969 Contributed by Judy Richter
Gose Norma Jean, 79, of Syracuse, died Feb 11, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had retired from Essex Wire. She was born April 19, 1924 in Ligonier, the daughter of Willard and Lucille (Taylor) Hepler. On Aug. 12, 1950 in Ligonier she married Billy J. Gose. He died Sept. 4, 1991. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Jack Cole of Fort Wayne; a sister, Nedra Miller of Topeka; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Firestone. Graveside services Monday at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-13-2004
Gose Sandra Rae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gose of Ligonier, died from choking on corn as it lodged in the windpipe. Survivors are the parents; a sister, Barbara Lee, and a brother, Billy. + 3-?-1943
Gose William H, Lake Papakeechie, died Friday in South Bend Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1903 in Scranton, Ky. to Oliver and Anna (Yokum) Gose. He and Doris York were married March 20, 1955 in Nevada. He had lived at Lake Papakeechie for 15 years and in Ligonier prior to that. Surviving are his wife; four daughters; one son; two brothers; and two sisters; his mother in Ligonier. Funeral services for his father were held today. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Goshorn Halle, 97, died Thursday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was born Oct. 15, 1888 in Wawaka to Peter and Martha (Newman) Goshorn. She was a lifetime resident of the Ligonier area, having worked for NYC Railroad, Levyís Dept. Store and Lyon & Greenleaf Milling Co. Surviving are her twin, Mrs. Ada Sherer of Ligonier. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 11-7-1985
Goshorn Hattie, 26 years, 9 months and 16 days, wife of P. C. Goshorn, died July 8, 1877 in Ligonier. ^ 7-18-1877
Goshorn Jessie Florence, 88, of Ligonier, died Saturday in Goshen Nursing Home. Born Nov. 16, 1883 in Noble County, she was married to George Goshorn on March 7, 1908. He died in 1959. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. There are no immediate survivors. Services were Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Goss Jack E, about 42, operator with his father, Ralph C., of the Goss Grocery at Big Lake, died Dec. 13, 1956 in Whitley County Hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage. Following WW II in which he served with the Navy, he entered business in partnership with his father. He is survived by his widow; two sons and his parents. Funeral was Sunday in a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery. + 12-?-1956
Goss Laura A, 55, wife of Al Goss, auctioneer, died at her home four miles west of Kendallville Aug. 4. She was born in Jefferson Twp in Oct. 1877. She is survived by her husband; three sisters, Mrs. George Rauh of Corunna, Mrs. William Flotow of Kendallville, and Mrs. Sam Rimmel of Kendallville. Funeral was conducted from the home Monday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-?-1933
Goss Thomas L, 71, died Dec. 10, 2007 at his Crooked Lake home. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1954 and attended Indiana University, Wabash College, and IU-Purdue University. He was a member of Noble Twp Volunteer Fire Dept., Big Lake Church of God, American Legion Post 98, Eagles Lodge 1905, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Phi Delta Theta, Columbia City Lodge 189 F&AM and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. He was named Wolf Lake Citizen of the Year in 1985. He was born June 23, 1936 in Ligonier to Jack and Roxena (Wagner) Goss. He married Beverly Zumbrun on Oct. 23, 1971. Surviving are his wife; 5 children, Karen, Thomas, Jack and Holly Goss, and Julie and Todd Wappes of Fort Wayne, and Angela and Daniel Campbell and Adam and Stephanie Goss of Columbia City; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy, and a brother, Mark. Services Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 12-11-2007
Goucher Barnabas C, an old pioneer of Kendallville and a veteran of the Civil War died last Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Spencer Coplin in LaGrange. He was born in Chester, Morris County, N.J. Feb. 25, 1830 and was aged 79 years 7 months and 7 days. July 4 he was married to Elizabeth Sayer of Dover, N.J., and they had 3 children, Mary L., Stephen L. and Grace. He served as a private in Co. E. 27th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and was present at Lookout Mountain and participated in Shermanís famous march to the sea. At the close of the war he returned to his home in New Jersey, and in 1866 he immigrated with his family to Indiana and located at Kendallville in business as a tanner. He soon became known as one of the best workmen at his trade. When the Flint & Walling Co. bought the old tannery on Sargent St. he was placed in charge of the plant and continued until failing health made him give it up. Many years ago he acted as sexton of the dead for the Old Cemetery. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Services were here at the Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-4-1909
Goudy Ambrose, 65, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a sudden illness. He was born in Noble County and spent his entire life here where he operated a farm one mile east of Ligonier. Surviving are the widow, Clara; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Stafford of Ligonier. Funeral was Tuesday at Christian Church. + 5-?-1944
Goudy Frances M, daughter of William and Matilda Williams, was born Sept. 20, 1859 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She came with her parents as a child first to Ohio, then to Indiana where they finally located on a farm near Kimmell. In 1878 she married Samuel Goudy, and they had two sons, Ambrose of Ligonier and Lloyd of Kimmell. For the most part she made her home upon a farm near Kimmell where she reared to manhood the two sons. She became a member of the United Brethren Church of Ligonier on Feb. 11, 1900. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Royal Neighbors. She had been a sufferer for several years from a fall which left her a cripple. She leaves the husband and sons and one grandchild, Cecil Goudy of Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Whitmore of Mongo, Ind.; and 5 brothers, Elmer of Washington Twp, Noah of Garrett, Ind., Cramer of Erro Grande, Cal., Charles of San Francisco, Cal.; Curtis of Ligonier; 11 nieces and 4 nephews. Funeral was at the home Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Banner 7-14-1924
Goudy Lloyd, 47, resident of Kimmell, died Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, following an operation performed last Friday. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goudy. For several years he had operated a cream station in this capacity. He leaves his wife and a small daughter, Jean. + No date
Gough Irene M, 69, a public school teacher in the Muncie and Rome City areas a number of years before her retirement, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 20, 1912, a daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Keller) Barron, and had lived in this area since 1928. She was married in 1939 in Muncie to Wesley Gough, who died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Celia Stallings, Rome City; two grandchildren, Dani Marie and Wesley Edward Stallings; a brother, James, Houston, Texas; and a sister, Mrs. John (Lucille) Herczeg, Rome City. She was a 1939 graduate of Ball State College and a member of Sigma Alpha Sorority. Final rites will be Monday in St. Gaspar Catholic Church. Burial, Maple Ridge Cemetery, Muncie. + 10-29-1982
Gould Everett, 70, of Rossville, Ind., died Monday in the Frankfort Hospital. Surviving are the widow, Ada; three sons, Floyd of Indianapolis, Everett Jr. of Lafayette, and Merle of Cromwell, an instructor in the Cromwell High School; a daughter, Mrs. Opal Jacoby of Logansport; one brother and four sisters. + 11-?-1955
Graber Diana "Dee", 39, of R. 6, Syracuse, died Saturday at home. She was born July 5, 1949 in Westerly, R.I., the daughter of Frank and Genevieve (DeCastra) DiGangi. They survive in Syracuse. She had resided in Syracuse since 1980 and had lived in the area most of her life. She was a 1967 graduate of Ligonier High School and had been a receptionist at Goshen Cushion Co. She was a member of St. Martin DePora Catholic Church in Syracuse and was active in the Assist Program in Elkhart County. Surviving are her parents; a special friend, Fernando Rosado of Goshen; a daughter, Jessica Graber of Syracuse; a son, Richard Barnum of Syracuse; grandmother, Rosalie Falliace of Pawcatuck, Conn.; five sisters, Mrs. Ron (Sandy) Moore of Bristol, Mrs. Tom (Karen) Machlan of Ellettsville, Anita Wooten of Syracuse, Mrs. Don (Barbara) Hawn of Ligonier, and Carol Fennell of Sturgis, Mich.; and a brother, Paul of Canoga Park, Calif. Services will be Wednesday in St. Patrickís Catholic Church in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-25-1989
Graber Loutetia, 84, died September 1 in McCray Hospital. She was born November 30, 1875, in Wood County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Emma Geyer. She married Martin Graber November 26, 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Graber and their two daughters, Adah and Hazel, moved to Indiana in 1903 and located in Swan Twp. They purchased what was then the Henry Rhodes farm where they resided until moving into Avilla in 1935. Their daughter Adah was killed September 21, 1941 in an automobile accident. Before moving to Avilla she was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, but after moving here she became a member of the local Methodist Church. She was a member of long standing in the Swan Twp Home Ec Club. Surviving are the husband, Martin; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Hazel) Crothers; two brothers, Charles Geyer, 77, of Rising Sun, Ohio, George Geyer, 80, Okalahoma City, Ok.; a sister, Mrs. Mae Hoot, 86, Auburn; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 9-3-1959
Graber Martin, 86, a retired farmer, died June 1, at the Kondas Nursing Home near Albion, after an illness of two months. He had been a resident of this community since 1901, moving to Avilla in 1935 from a farm in Swan Twp. He married Loutetia Geyer November 26, 1895 at Fostoria, Ohio. Mrs. Graber died September 1, 1959. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Crothers; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Adah, 4 brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Services Saturday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-2-1960
Graber Noris Marie, 60, of Rome City, died Oct. 18, 2003 at her residence. She was born in Knott County on June 14, 1943 to Cephus and Ola Slone Mosley. She married Gary Graber. He died in June 1984. Surviving are 2 daughters, Tina Wicker and Misty Graber of Rome City; a son, Terry Wicker of Rome City; 5 sisters, Flossie Davis, Dorothy Ritchie, Mae Napier and Lorie Holiday of Rome City, and Betty Abner of Ligonier; 2 brothers, Alonzo Mosley of Garner, Ky., and James Mosley of Hindman, Ky.; and 4 grandchildren, Heather Wicker, Whittney and Landan Tackett and Payton Graber. A sister and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Salem United Baptist Church, Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2003
Grabill Donna L, 72, died Oct. 21 in her home on County Road 300S, LaOtto. She was born Sept. 23, 1926 in Spencerville. She was a daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie (Davidson) Yarde. She married Edgar D. Grabill on Dec. 29, 1946 in LaOtto. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters, Sharon McMillan of New Paris, Connie Binz and Brenda Seely of Auburn, and Linda Duke of Fort Wayne; one son, Allen of Fort Wayne; one brother, Henry Zimmerman of Garrett; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. One brother, Harold Yarde, preceded her in death. Funeral at LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 11-5-1998
Grabill Edgar D, 82, of LaOtto, died April 27, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born September 20, 1923 in New Paris to Charles E. and Lydia E. (Mishler) Grabill. On December 29, 1946 in Garrett he married Donna L. Yarde. She died October 21, 1998. Surviving are a son, Allen of Fort Wayne; 4 daughters, Sharon McMillan of New Paris, Connie Binz and Brenda Seely of Auburn, and Linda Duke of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, David of Beach City, Ohio, and Leroy of New Paris. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Mearl, Jay and Paul; and 2 sisters, Mildred Knutti and Agnes Mishler. He was a LaOtto resident for 54 years, a dairy farmer and part-time salesman. He was a member of LaOtto Wesleyan Church where services were held. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 5-4-2006
Grabill Lester L, 63, died March 5, in his home. A native of Elkhart County, he was born Sept. 23, 1917 to Mr. and Mrs. Francis (Elma Mishler) Grabill. He was a graduate of Goshen High School, a veteran of WW II and had retired from the U. S. Army. Survivors include four sisters, Delight Yoder, Cromwell, Gladys Adair, Grants Pass Ore., Grace Mast, Goshen, Lois Mann, Phoenix, Ariz.: and a brother, Gladwin Grabill, Cromwell. Services were Monday in Caruth Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, Ark. Cremation followed. + 3-5-1981
Grable Virgil Earl, died from a brain tumor while on duty Feb. 26, 1945. Funeral at Columbia City March 3, 1945 for Staff Sergeant Gable, son of C. C. Grable of near Wolf Lake. + 3-?-1945
Grabowsky Louise Marie, youngest daughter of Albert and Louise Grabowsky, was born at Kendallville March 24, 1888. She died Sept. 23, 1905. She leaves her father, mother and 2 sisters, Miss Ida, and Mrs. Dudley Sawyer. Funeral at the M. E. Church Sept. 25. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-8-1905
Grabowsky, Louise Mrs.., died July 3 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. J. Rehwinkel, North Park Avenue. She was born in Adams County, near Fort Wayne, June 15, 1927. Her early childhood was spent on the farm in Wayne Township with her parents. She was the oldest of eight children and as her mother died when she was 16, she assumed the role of a mother and helped her father rear the family with the youngest sister being but 3 months old. At her marriage to Albert Grabowsky on October 7, 1884 she moved to Kendallville. To this union two daughters were born, the one daughter preceded her in death 22 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. J. Rehwinkel of this city and a step-daughter Mrs. D. M. Sawyer of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; two brothers, Henry and William Miller, the former of Elkhart and two sisters, Mary Miller and Mrs. Frank Bogner residing in Wayne Township. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death within the past three years. The funeral was held at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. M. F. Kretzmann officiating. Interment was made on the family lot at Lake View Cemetery. Pallbearers included her brothers and nephew including Henry Miller of Elkhart, William Miller and Frank Bogner of Wayne Township, Milo Miller and Walter Bogner also of Wayne Township and Guy Miller of this city. + July 1927
Grace Mary May, 83, died March 23 at her home in Columbia City. She was the widow of Perry Weeks and about 4 years ago was married to William Grace, who survives, along with a son, Fred Weeks, Peoria, Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cory of Cromwell, Mrs. Orpha Groeble, Park Ridge, Ill., Mrs. Vesta Moore, Marion, O., Mrs. Vida Sloan, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Opal OíBrien, Des Plaines, Ill.; a brother, William McKeever, Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. D. O. Brillhart, Berkeley, Calif., and Mrs. Carl Hammond, Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral last Friday in Columbia City. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-23-1954
Graddy Michele Lee, 41, of Fishers, died July 2, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a member of the East 91st St. Christian Church in Indianapolis. She was born April 27, 1968 in Kendallville to Jerry and Virginia Sprague. Surviving are her parents; her husband, Tim Graddy; 4 children, Christopher, Jack, Katie and Olivia Graddy; and a sister, Teresa Harman. Services Tuesday at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 7-5-2009
Gradon William H, 69, died on the 23rd at his brotherís residence in Kendallville. He had long been a resident of this county and was at one time justice of the peace. Funeral took place last Saturday. Albion New Era 1-30-1873
Grady Edward A, 88, died Nov. 25, 2009 in is residence. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1939 and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, OES Chapter 122, Masonic Lodge 276, Mizpah Temple, Elks, Jaycees and Order of the Arrow, all in Kendallville. He was employed at McCray Refrigeration, G.E. Supercharger Plant in Fort Wayne and was owner of Grady, Inc. He was born Dec. 5, 1920 to Virgil and Ella (Zeltman) Grady in Kendallville. He married Mary Whelan on July 4, 1941 in Garrett. She died Feb. 8, 2003. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Gary Sutton and Patricia and Richard Wiehe; 2 sons, Edward Grady Jr. and Paul Grady; a sister, Helen Bowman; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Nov. 28 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-28-2009
Grady Ella, 81, was born Sept. 22, 1897 in St. Louis, Mo. to Albert and Minnie (Mowwe) Zeltman. She married Virgil C. Grady in St. Louis Aug. 29, 1919. He died Oct. 31, 1972. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville, and had lived the last six years in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Bowman, Avilla; a son Edward A., Kendallville; a brother William, St. Louis; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-1-1979 + 1-?-1979
Grady Estus "Mike", 85, of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 27, 2002 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne. He was born in Rome City, where he retired as a salesman from Perfection Biscuit Co. in 1978. He was a member of United Christ Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen C. (Winkelmann); a son, Kevin M., Fort Wayne; daughters, Sharon Grady, Madison, Wis., Marcia Brandt, Mt. Prospect, Ill., and Kathleen Strycker, Wolcottville; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ^ 12-29-2002
Grady Martha, 84, died Sunday in Byron Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. She was a cousin of John L. Gieseking, Avilla. Her husband, T. Davis Grady, preceded her in death in 1984. Other survivors include a sister, Mary Gieseking of Lakeland, Fla.; and a brother, George Bear of Churubusco. Services Tuesday in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw. ~ 10-9-1986
Grady Mary Nancy, 80, died Feb. 8, 2003 at Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center. She was a beautician and a realtor with Grady Realty in Kendallville. She was a member of Noble Chapter OES, Daughters of the Nile, Fort Wayne; Lady Elks and Lady Eagles. She established the Bargain Shop at the Banner Building through the First Christian Church. She was born July 30, 1922 in Indianapolis to Edwin Ralph and Ola (Stonecypher) Whelan. On July 4, 1941 in Garrett she married Edward A. Grady. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Gary Sutton of League City, Texas and Patricia and Richard Wiehe of Indianapolis; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Ed Jr. and Dawn of Kendallville and Paul of Sylvan Lake; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A sister, Alma Carper, and a brother, Thomas Whelan, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-10-2003
Grady Virgil C, 74, 405 S. Orchard St., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born Nov. 7, 1897 in Wapello, Ill. to Edward and Martha (Newton) Grady and was married Aug. 29, 1918 in St. Louis, Mo. to Ella K. Zeltman. He was a resident of Kendallville 53 years, moving from St. Louis, and was a retired builder. He served as president of Grady, Inc. He was employed 40 years in construction where his son joined him in 1953. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge and American Legion Post 86. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Helen D. Bowman, Oak Park, Ill.; a son, Edward A., 400 S. Main St.; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. + 11-?-1972
Graetz Ida, 67, died at her home 232 Orchard St., Saturday, due to neuritis and heart trouble. She was one of the pioneer residents of this city, coming here in childhood with her parents, Justus and Mary Barron, from Fort Wayne, where she was born July 15, 1852. She has made her home here continuously ever since. She married Frank L. Graetz in 1870, and they had one daughter, Mrs. Orrin S. Wilson of Philadelphia, who survives. Also surviving are the husband, a Civil War veteran; two granddaughters, Marjorie and Doris Wilson; one sister, Mrs. Lillian B. Cording of this city; four brothers, Lee and Hugh of this city, Frank and Lew W. of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral Wednesday from the late residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-22-1920
Grafmiller Jacob F died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Wm. Tyler, March 19, aged nearly 72 years. The funeral was held at the home of William Tyler. Ligonier Leader 3-23-1916
Graft Harold E, 52, Fort Wayne, was pronounced dead on arrival at Parkview Hospital on December 29. He was employed at the International Harvester Co. 33 years. He was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge 200 and the Foremenís Club at International Harvester. Among the survivors was a sister, Mrs. Stanley (Grace) Spohr, R. 2, Avilla. Other survivors include his wife, Geraldine; two sons, Ronald and Kenneth, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Judith Blumenherst, Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mary M. Graft, Fort Wayne; a brother, William, Fort Wayne; and two other sisters, Mrs. Della Fast, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Frances Harold, Huntington. Services were December 31 in Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 1-2-1969
Graft Herman, 82, was born in Ossian Nov. 12, 1890 to John and Edith (Werling) Graft and was married Dec. 31, 1914 to Pearl Frank, who survives. He moved from Huntertown 28 years ago and was a retired farmer and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louise (Mildred) Christman, Fort Wayne; one son, Delbert, R. 1; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Jones and Mrs. Laura Chaney, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Gertrude Wolf, Tennessee, and Mrs. Polly Dettmer, Illinois; two brothers, Carl and Paul, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, one daughter, one sister and two brothers. Services Wednesday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-9-1973 + 8-?-1973
Graft Herman W J, 32, died last Friday at his home of a heart attack. He came to Avilla from Fort Wayne three years ago and lived west of town until about two years ago when he purchased the St. James Hotel. He is survived by his widow, Lorraine; one son, Frank; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Graft of near Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Wetzel and Mrs. Christman, both of Fort Wayne; and one brother, Delbert of R. 2, Avilla. Funeral Monday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-20-1947 + 2-?-1941
Graft Mary M, 88, died Friday in Byron Health Center. She was a retired dining room employee of General Electric Co. and the former Grand Leader Store. Surviving are a son, William J., Fort Wayne; three daughters, Grace A. Spohr, Avilla, Estella M. Fast, Fort Wayne, and Frances M. Harold of Huntington. Services Tuesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 11-12-1981 + 11-?-1981
Graft Orville Wilbur, 38, Fort Wayne, brother of Mrs. Stanley Spohr of Avilla, died Monday at his home. He had been ill since March. He was an electrician at International Harvester Co. and served with the Coast Guard during WW II. He was a member of Wayne Lodge 25, F&AM. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; two sons, James David and Jack Dean, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Graft, Fort Wayne; two brothers, William, Fort Wayne, and Harold, Arcola; two other sisters, Mrs. John Fast, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Howard Harold, Huntington. Services today at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. ~ 9-20-1962
Graft Pearl died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 22, 1897 to William and Wilomena (Fritz) Frank in Allen County. She married Herman C. Graft Dec. 31, 1914. He preceded her in death as did one son, one daughter, three sisters and a brother. She lived near Avilla 31 years and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Mildred) Christman, Fort Wayne; one son, Delbert, R. 1, Avilla; one sister, Mrs. Mary Graft, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-29-1976 + 1-?-1976
Graft William J, 73, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Adams County and retired in 1982 as an electrician at International Harvester after 38 years. He was a ham radio operator for 56 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary; three sons, Norman, Salt Lake City, Richard P., Angola, John L, Florence, Colo.; two daughters, June Rush, Fort Wayne, and Virginia Hedges of Monroeville; three sisters, Estella Fast, Fort Wayne, Frances Harold of Sebring, Fla., and Grace Spohr, Avilla; and 13 grandchildren. Services Tuesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 5-7-1987 + 5-1-1987
Gragg Estella, 85, Reno County pioneer, died Sunday at her home, 1517 McCormick, following a short illness. She was a native of Avilla, Ind., and came to Kansas in 1882, settling on a farm two miles southwest of Turon, where she resided until 1915. After a 5-year residence in Hutchinson, she moved to Wichita. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. She is survived by her husband, E. Gragg, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Price, 147 S. Athenian; 3 sons, Ed, Turon, John, Wichita, and Kenneth V., Glendale, Cal.; and 4 brothers, John Fulks, Turon, Milton Fulks, Churubusco, Ind., and James and Tom Fulks, both of Avilla, Ind. Funeral Monday at the Downing Mortuary. Burial, Turon Cemetery. * No date
Graham Agnes Ann (Branyan) was born in Knox County, Ohio Aug. 17, 1831 and died Jan. 11, aged 68 years 4 months and 24 days. She came from Knox County, Ohio with her oldest sister and family to Noble County in 1848. She married John Q. A. Graham July 2, 1850, who preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1890. They had 4 sons, who survive. She united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1849. She leaves 4 sons and 6 grandchildren. Funeral was Saturday in Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 1-19-1900
Graham Aurelia, 72, widow of the late Henry P. Graham and a lifelong resident of Kendallville and vicinity, died Thursday at her home near Kendallville. She was born July 6, 1854 in Kendallville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zachariah Taylor. She grew to womanhood in that city and 53 years ago married Henry P. Graham, who died 18 years ago. They had four children, 2 sons and one daughter surviving: Miss Lulu at home, Roscoe of near Kendallville, and Valentine of Minnesota. Funeral Saturday from Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, nearby cemetery. Noble County Democrat 5-5-1927
Graham Berniece L, 79, Garrett, died August 12, 2001 in Carlin Park Nursing Home, Angola. She was a homemaker and a lifetime Garrett resident before moving to Angola 2 years ago. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Garrett. She was born September 5, 1921 in Avilla to Albert and Emma (Wolfe) Diehm. She married Richard P. Graham on April 13, 1940 in Bryan, Ohio. He died in 1998. Surviving are 3 sons, Donald of Pleasant Lake, Richard P. Jr. of Waterloo, and Ricky of Angola; one daughter, Sharon Weaver of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Eldon Diehm of Avilla and Freeman Diehm of Kendallville; one sister, Clara Hanes of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. One brother, Norman Diehm, preceded her in death. Services in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Garrett. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 8-23-2001
Graham Catharine (Johnson) was born in Portage County, Ohio Jan. 28, 1822. She married Thomas Atchison Graham Feb. 24, 1850; in May of the same year she and her husband settled on the farm in Allen Twp, Noble County, where she resided until her death, her husband having preceded her in death, April 4, 1895. They had 7 daughters, 5 of whom survive. She was a member of the Allen Chapel Methodist Church. She died June 8, 77 years, 4 months, and 2 days. Services at Allen Chapel M. P. Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-16-1899
Graham Celia, 9-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Graham, died Monday at the family home on S. Main St. from pneumonia followed by tuberculosis. She was born at Lisbon July 9, 1890 and died May 28 at the age of 9 years 10 months and 19 days. Funeral at the residence Wednesday. Burial, Lisbon. ^ 6-1 & 8-1900
Graham Clarissa, 81 years, 4 months and 6 days, of Allen Twp, died April 6. She was a member of the M. E. Church 68 years. Funeral was preached in the Mt. Pleasant Church . ^ 4-17-1878
Graham Earl, 58, formerly of Noble County, died at Fort Wayne Sunday from Brightís disease. Surviving are the widow, Mae; a son, Glen of Fort Wayne; the mother of Ligonier and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Tincher, Ligonier. Funeral Wednesday at the home of his sister. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1935
Graham Emma, about 73, died Dec. 6, 1945 of cerebral hemorrhage at the Angola hospital. Surviving are the husband, John of near Metz; and three daughters, Elizabeth and Maytie Bortner of Albion, and Mrs. Ivy Botts of Tampa. Funeral at Kendallville last Sunday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 12-?-1945
Graham Harriet (Bond) was born at Centerville, Allegheny County, N.Y. Nov. 23, 1823; died at the family residence in Allen Twp April 5, aged 81 years 4 months and 13 days. She married Hart T. Graham June 12, 1844 at Northfield, Summit County, Ohio. In the fall of the same year she, with her husband, came to Noble County and settled on the farm one mile west of Lisbon where they resided continuously for nearly 61 years. They had three daughters. Two daughter preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Emma J. Messenger of Denver, Colo.; and one son, Guy; 2 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ryland, Mrs. Ihrie of Allen Twp; and Mrs. Hungerford near Lima, O.; one brother, J. M. of Portland, Ind. She united with the M. E. Church at the age of 16. Funeral from the residence Friday. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 4-14-1905
Graham Hart Taylor was born at Hawley, Mass. May 27, 1821, and died at the residence of P. H. Murray southwest of Kendallville, which has been his home for more than a year, June 4, aged 86 years and 8 days. His childhood days were spent in Mass. and N.Y., and his boyhood days near Northfield, Ohio. On June 12, 1844 at Northfield, O. he married Harriet Bond. She died April 5, 1905. They had 3 daughters and one son, 2 daughters having died in childhood. In Nov. 1844 he and his wife came to Indiana. Soon after he bought the farm which he had since owned and which was his home until the death of his wife. A daughter and son, Mrs. K. E. Messenger and Guy E. Graham, survive. Funeral from the Murray residence June 6. ^ 6-13-1907
Graham Helen R, 70, Kendallville, died Friday. She was born in Ege, Ind. to John and Mary (Sobieski) Hornett Sept. 24, 1904 and moved to Kendallville 63 years ago. She married Herbert Graham in Kendallville June 29, 1923. Surviving are the husband; one brother, Eugene, R. 1; six sisters, Mary Borck, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, Mrs. Elizabeth Knott, 406 N. Riley St., Mrs. Theresa Owen, 316 N. Park Ave., Mrs. Thomas (Leona) Konger, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Lee (Josephine) Holbrook, Drake Road, and Mrs. Dexter (Ethel) Taylor, R. 1. Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Funeral mass Monday in Immaculate Conception Chapel. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1974
Graham Henry of Allen Twp died Monday from cirrhosis. He leaves a wife, 2 sons and one daughter. Funeral Wednesday at the house. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 9-10-1908 He died September 1908, aged 64. Democrat 8-9-1909
Graham John Q A was born in Mass. Dec. 25, 1827; died Aug. 27, aged 62 years 8 months and 2 days. At the age of 3 he with his parents moved to Summit County, Ohio, where they remained until he was 21 years of age when they moved to Noble County, and settled on the farm where he resided until his death. He married Nancy Branyan. They had 4 sons who, with their mother, survive. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 9-26-1890
Graham Josephine, daughter of Charles Lemmon and his wife, Esther Ann, was born Oct. 24, 1858 in Seneca Co., Ohio, died September 15, 1920, age 61 years, 10 months and 21 days. On Sept. 21, 1879 she married Martin Graham. They had three children, Walter, Grace and Edna. Besides her husband and son, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Francis Smith and Mrs. Florence Broughton. Two daughters and three sisters preceded her in death. The funeral was last Friday from the Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 9-22-1920 > No date
Graham Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Graham, was found dead under a shade tree near the family residence. He had gone out with a team after dinner on Monday to cultivate some corn in the field east of his fatherís residence one mile west and one mile south of Lisbon. His father later found the body of his son cold in death and lying lengthwise with the body lay a Winchester rifle, the muzzle near the shoulder and the breech of the gun at his feet with one leg partly over it. The gunshot wound was directly and squarely in his forehead. A neighbor who had been at work in an adjacent field heard the gun and thinks it was about 3 oíclock. The young man was about 18 or 19 years of age and no cause for the rash act is known to his family, although he had been afflicted with epilepsy. The family consists of the father, mother, a sister and 2 younger brothers. ^ 6-8-1894
Graham Martin, 78, pioneer and prominent resident of Noble County for the duration of his life, died Sunday at Lakeside Hospital following a short illness from mesenteric thrombosis inducing gangrene of the bowels. He was born in Allen Twp December 21, 1858, the son of John Quincy Adams and Nancy Graham. He was reared to manhood on the farm home of his birth and then was married, his wife dying a number of years later. At length he was again married. He was active as a farmer in Allen Twp for many years and not until his condition was weakened by failing health and the infirmities of old age did he retire. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Helen, and one son, Walter, at home; a brother, Valentine, of Akron, O. Funeral Tuesday from the late residence with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. * 2-?-1936 + 12-?-1936
Graham Maude M, 77, R. 1, Avilla, a lifelong resident of this area, died. Her body was found Tuesday by a neighbor, Mrs. Gerald Buchanan, but death apparently occurred about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Dr. Max Sneary, Noble County coroner, ruled Mrs. Grahamís death as suicide by hanging. She was the widow of Walter Graham, who died in 1951. The only immediate survivor is a nephew, Don Tobias of Yoder. Services today were at L. E. Berhalter & Sons Funeral Home, Avilla, with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 11-1-1962
Graham Menzo W, 88, resident of this city the past 35 years, died Sunday from paralysis at his home, 641 Dowling St. Funeral will be Tuesday from the Church of Immaculate Conception. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He was born April 20, 1845 in Summit County, Ohio. While he was still a baby his father died and he was brought to this community and resided with his grandmother near Mt. Pleasant. After attaining manhood he returned to Ohio a number of years and then located here. He married Mary Carrick in 1900. He was employed ten years at McCray Refrigerator Co. and 10 years at Flint & Walling. Later he operated a popcorn wagon in this city several years. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons and one daughter, Gertrude, Paul and Herbert of this city; one half-sister and one half-brother, Mrs. Charles Huber, Tippecanoe City, OH, and James Cushwa, Pasadena, Cal.; 2 grandchildren. ^ 4-2-1934
Graham Paul E, 76, of R. 3, Kendallville, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville Feb. 25, 1907, he was the son of Menzo and Mary (Carrick) Graham. On July 22, 1925 in Kendallville he married Clotiel V. Palmer. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was owner-operator of Paulís Lunch in Kendallville for 40 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Elks Club, and Moose Lodge, all Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Jane) Forker and Mrs. Dale (Doris) Combs; a sister, Mrs. Homer (Gertrude) Shoemaker; a brother, Herbert, all Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-27-1983
Graham Pauline K, 87, a resident of Kendallville Lutheran Home, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville March 2, 1893, she was the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Schwartz) Kent. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Kendallville, and the First Christian Church; and was past state president of the auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carl, and a son, Carlton. There are no immediate survivors. Services Tuesday in the Lutheran Home chapel. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1980
Graham Robert, 54, R. 1, Kendallville, died July 6 in McCray Hospital after suffering a heart attack at work at King-Seeley. He was born in West Terre Haute, October 19, 1932, the son of Joseph and Helen (Cardinal) Graham. He married Corienne R. Mason on April 25, 1952 in Fort Wayne. He had moved to Kendallville six years ago from Adams Lake and Fort Wayne. He had been employed by King-Seeley more than 10 years. Surviving are his mother and his wife; two daughters, Yvonne, Atwood Lake, and Cynthia, Adams Lake; three sons, Robert L. Jr., Avilla, DuLane, South Dallas, Texas, and Mitchell, Topeka; and 6 grandchildren. Services were July 8 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 7-16-1987 + 7-6-1987
Graham Robert H, 96, died Nov. 22, 2007 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. He worked at the Auburn Post Office and was a former employee of Auburn Automobile Co. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was a member of Brookside Community Church in Fort Wayne andAmerican Legion in Auburn. He was born Oct. 12, 1911 in Levi, N.M., to William and Vesta (Texter) Graham. He married Frances (Hively) Favinger on June 25, 1944 in Mineral Oils, Texas. She died Jan. 23, 2000. Surviving are a son, James of Auburn; 2 daughters, Judith Favinger of Urbana, Ohio and Elin Parmelee of Paw Paw, Mich.; 2 grandchildren, Cindy and Katrina Parmelee; 2 sisters, Ruth of North Manchester and Dorothy Graham of Auburn, Wash.; and a brother, Kenneth of Butler. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, James, John, Richard and William; and a sister, Helen Potts. Services Saturday in Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-23-2007
Graham Thomas Atchison was born in Holmes County, Ohio July 10, 1815; died April 4, aged 79 years 8 months 24 days. His parents came from Ireland to America in 1812. Thomas was their eldest son. He married Sarah Franks Feb. 2, 1843. Soon thereafter they moved to western Ohio where he buried his wife and one child. Two children of that early marriage survive, a son, Rev. P. F., pastor of the Brooklyn M. E. Church of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Brown of Fredericksburg, O. Feb. 24, 1850 he married Catharine Johnson Cummings. In May of the same year he settled on the farm on which he died. To this last wife were born 7 daughters, 4 of whom survive. Funeral at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-12-1895
Graham Walter, 70, an Allen Twp farmer practically all his life, died at his home on State Road 8 Sunday. Surviving is the wife, Maude. Services were Wednesday in L. E. Berhalter and Son Funeral Home at Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 5-10-1951
Grames Wilma D, 78, Churubusco native, died January 18 in Lawton Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was employed 27 years at Pollak Brothers, Inc. Surviving are three sons, Calvin, Johnson, Fred Ramsey, and James Grames Jr., all Fort Wayne; two sisters, Levern Hippenhammer and Elsie Freeman; and two brothers, Melvin and Ervin Yates, Fort Wayne. ~ 1-27-1983
Grams - a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grams died Feb. 90, 1888, aged 11 months. ^ 3-9-1888
Grams Joseph, 73, resident of Noble County for 43 years, died at his home five miles southwest of Avilla Thursday. Death was due to tumors. For the past 28 years he has been a resident on the old homestead in Swan Twp. He was born in Germany and came to this country in 1868, engaging in agriculture practically all his life. He is survived by a wife, Frances; 4 daughters, Rosa, Katherine, Celia and Anna; and 4 sons, John, Stephen , Joseph and Vincent. Funeral from the residence Tuesday. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 12-22-1911
Grams Marjory B, 83, of Ligonier, died December 17, 2000 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County on December 18, 1916 to Ross and Lucille (Hire) Harlan. On December 5, 1940 she married Joseph Carl Grams in Noble County. He died May 31. She graduated from Albion-Jefferson High School. She was employed at Sorg Printing in Ligonier for 16 years, retiring in 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Grams of Churubusco; a son, Jerry Grams of Altona; a brother and sister-in-law, Max and Evelyn Harlan of Avilla; a sister-in-law Dorcile Harlan of Albion; 5 grandchildren, Mellissa Forte, Columbus, Ohio, Joe, Amanda, and Justin Boersema and Travis Grams of Churubusco; and a great-grandson. Services at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~12-21-2000
Gran Roland Leroy, 48, died March 31, 2007 in the emergency room at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 15, 1958 in Fort Wayne to Gerald Leroy and Arlene Lois (Weibel) Gran. He was employed in the workshop at Fort Wayne State Development Center. Surviving are his parents in Wolcottville; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Christina and Joe Burton of Ossian and Nina Roach of New Haven. Services Wednesday at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 4-2-2007
Granger Clarence L, O.D., 86, of 208 W. Mitchell St., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Fort Wayne March 18, 1894, the son of Frank T. and Anna L. (Wolfangle) Granger. On Jan. 30, 1926 in Flint, Mich., he married Marguerite F. Rohlman, who died April 18, 1970. He moved to Kendallville from Detroit, Mich. in 1927 and had been an optometrist from 1922 until his retirement in Sept. 1973. He was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge No. 1194 and had been a member of No. 276 F&AM Lodge for more than 50 years. He was active in organizing the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce. The only immediate survivor is a brother, Merlin R. of Indianapolis. A brother, Clyde, preceded him in death. Services will be Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 3-?-1981
Granger Marguerite F, 75, 208 W. Mitchell St., died today in McCray Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1894 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Henry and Emma Bosler Rohlman. On Jan. 30, 1926 she was married in Flint, Mich. to Dr. Clarence L. Granger. They moved to Kendallville in 1927 from Detroit. Surviving are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Ogereta Snyder, Columbia City, and Mrs. Helen Ely, Flint. One sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors. Funeral will be Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 4-?-1970
Granger Simon M, 81, died Tuesday at his home in Kendallville. Born in Morrow County, Ohio, he came to Indiana with his parents when he was five years old, residing at Bremen, Brimfield and Kendallville. In 1883 he married Alice Craven, who survives. Funeral was Thursday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1939
Grant John M, son of Joseph and Ann Grant, was born in Logan County, Ohio Dec. 17, 1843; died in Kendallville April 22, aged 51 years 4 months and 5 days. He had 2 sisters and 3 brothers living. He came here in 1863 and had for a number of years been a resident. ^ 5-3-1895
Grant Maude, 98, formerly of Fort Wayne, died yesterday in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She was a native of LaGrange and the widow of Otto E. Grant. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Winslow Van Horn, Auburn. Services will be Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. + 10-?-1974
Grant Otto E, 74, a native of Whitley County, died last Thursday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was associated as a law partner of W. H. Kissinger in Columbia City after his graduation from college. In 1908 he located in the practice of law at Albion, and in 1927 moved to Fort Wayne. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1895 and later received his AB degree at Indiana University and graduated in law from Indiana. A son of Judson H. and Catherine Mowrey Grant, he was born Nov. 10, 1876. His marriage to Maude Widup occurred in Columbia City in June 1901. She survives with a daughter, Mrs. Winslow Van Horn of Auburn; and a son, Otto E. Jr., a partner in the law offices of Barrett, Barrett and McNagny in Fort Wayne; and 4 grandchildren. A brother, Dr. Elmer E., who practiced dentistry in Columbia City for a number of years, died in 1941. He was a member of Wayne Street Methodist Church in Fort Wayne and still had farm interests in Whitley County. Funeral was Saturday at Chalfant & Perry Funeral Home. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. + 3-?-1951
Grant William H, son of Joseph and Ann Grant, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio March 18, 1831; and died at Kendallville Oct. 28, aged 70 years 7 months and 10 days. He moved with his parents to Logan County, Ohio in 1840. When he was a young man of twenty he lost his father, and being the eldest child, the widowed mother and younger children were left to his care. In Aug. 1859 he married Nancy Skidmore and they had 2 daughters. In Feb. 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army. He leaves his wife, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and one grandchild. Funeral was at the M. E. Church Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-8-1901
Grate Benjamin, son of Lyman Grate, died of scarlet fever on the 10th. ^ 7-20-1882
Grate Betty J Strater, 86, of Kendallville, died December 6, 2012, at the Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was born in Noble County, Indiana, on March 22, 1926, to Claude and Mary (Vanderbosh) Stout. She graduated from Kendallville High School and married Howard Lee Strater on June 8, 1944 in Kendallville. Howard died in July 1977. She married Glen J. Grate on February 9, 1987, in Paw Paw, Michigan. Glen died December 6, 2002. She was a nurseís aide in the obstetrics department at McCray Hospital in Kendallville. Survivors include a son, Clairdon and Connie Strater of Garrett; a daughter, Carolyn and Denzil Terry of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Norman and Teree Strater, Jennie and Robert Hiatt and Joatta and Michael Sayles; great-grandchildren, Ashley Stamper, Andrew Strater, Meghan and Amanda Sayle; 2 great-great-granddaughters, Alayna and Annabelle Stamper; and 2 sisters, Donna Thiele of Kendallville and Lorraine and Larry Sower of Kendallville. Funeral Dec. 10 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-8-2012
Grate Bonnie Belle, 65, Kendallville, died this morning in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born July 29, 1913 in Mattawan, Mich., she was the daughter of Donald and Vera Baker. She married Glen J. Grate June 7, 1947 in Syracuse. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Sally) Baker, R. 3, LaGrange, Mrs. Paul (Lenore) Baird, Shipshewana, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Henry, New Cumberland, Pa., Mrs. Terron (Barbara) Evers, Kendallville; two sons, Harold C. Westphal, Pueblo, Colo.; Earl A. Vining, Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Jacquline Laymon, Kalamazoo, Mich., Donna Bonnell, Plainwell, Mich.; three brothers, Pierson (Bud) and Dayton , Kalamazoo, Mich., Jack of Dickson, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be in Hite Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1978 
Grate Charles W
was born March 19, 1881 and died May 12, 1942. Services at home May 15. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1942
Grate Chester Alvin, 72, died January 31 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born September 24, 1910 in Fairfield Twp. He had lived in the Ashley-Hudson Manor at Ashley since 1979. He was a retired employee of the Auburn Foundry. He married Ruth Edwards September 7, 1958 in Angola. She died June 15, 1979. Survivors include two sons, Duane Lee, Waterloo, and Stanley Dean, Fort Wayne; three stepdaughters, Carole Markes, Genevieve High and Shirley Harms, all Auburn; two brothers, George and Glenn Jr., both Avilla; one sister, Wilma Treesh, Corunna; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. His parents were Glenn and Elpha (Smith) Grate. Services were February 3 in Maple Grove Church. Burial Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 2-10-1983 + 1-31-1983
Grate Elizabeth was born in New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio, April 5, 1808, and died July 28, 78 years, 3 months and 23 days old. She was the daughter of William and Rebecca McCready and was married to Jeremiah Grate April 6, 1827. They had 10 children, 9 of whom survive. Mr. Grate died in Steuben Twp, Steuben County, in 1846. ^ 8-6-1886
Grate Elpha, 81, was born June 10, 1891 to Daniel B and Susannah (Myers) Smith. A native of DeKalb County, she married Glen Grate March 13, 1909. He survives. She died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Wilma) Treesh, Corunna; four sons, Chester, Auburn, George, Corunna, Paul D., Ligonier, and Glen J., LaOtto; a brother, Daniel B. Smith, Kendallville Nursing Home; 27 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and a sister. Services were Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 4-26-1973 + 4-?-1973
Grate Evelyn Sturgis, 96, died Oct. 31, 2005 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born near Brimfield on Oct. 27, 1909 to Clyde and Cora (Weaver) Stiffner. She attended Rome City High School. She married Lloyd J. Sturgis in March 1929 in Goshen and he died in 1957. She married Miles Grate in Sept. 1961. He died in 1983. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Hefty, of Rome City; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Marlene Sturgis of Kendallville and Ron Sturgis of Sturgis, Mich.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Martha Stiffner of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-1-2005
Grate Frances M nee Waltman was born Feb. 7, 1849 in Noble County; died Jan. 14, aged 51 years 11 months and 7 days. She married S. W. Grate March 15, 1874. They had two daughters and one son. These, together with husband, father, mother, one brother and one sister are left. She united with the Lutheran Church early in life. Funeral was Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 1-25-1901 + 1-?-1901
Grate George G, 91, of Kendallville, died March 5, 2005 at his home. He worked at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville, retiring 30 years ago. He was born in DeKalb County on Dec. 2, 1913 to Glenn and Elpha (Smith) Grate. He married Laura E. Thomson on April 20, 1935 in Corunna. She died Dec. 20, 1980. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Herb and Sadie of Ashley, Dwight and Bev of Avilla and Glen and Carolyn of Fort Wayne; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Connie and Don Teders of Avilla, Carolyn Anthony of Urbana, Ohio, Colleen and Lynn Hart of Wolcottville, and Bonnie and Kenneth Gehring of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Chester, Paul and Glen; and a sister, Wilma Treesh. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ^ 3-6-2005
Grate Glen, 87, was born Aug. 29, 1887 in Ashley to George and Elmira (Ensley) Grate. His wife, Elpha Smith Grate, died in 1973. He was a retired farmer and retired employee of Flint & Walling Co. and Greiser Co., Corunna. He resided at R. 1, Rome City, and died May 14 in Garrett Hospital. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Wilma) Treesh, Corunna; four sons, Chester, Auburn, George, Corunna, Paul, Ligonier, and Glen, R. 1, LaOtto; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. One sister, four brothers and one half-brother preceded him in death. Services were Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 5-22-1975 + 5-?-1975
Grate Glen J, 84, died Dec. 6, 2002 at his Kendallville residence. A supervisor at Newnam Foundry in Kendallville, he retired in 1980. He was a member of VFW Post 2749, having served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was born Feb. 9, 1918 in Steuben County near Hudson to Glen and Elpha (Thompson) Grate. He married Bonnabelle Baker Westphal on June 7, 1947 in Syracuse. She died Sept. 8, 1978. He married Betty Stout Strater on Feb. 19, 1987 in Paw Paw, Mich. Surviving are his wife and 7 stepchildren; a sister, Wilma Treesh of Auburn; a brother, George of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a stepson and 2 brothers, Paul and Chester. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-7-2002
Grate Ida, wife of S. W. Grate of Jefferson Twp, died from dropsy. At the time of her death she was 54 years 8 months and 2 day of age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cummins. She was married first to Christopher Forker and they have 3 children living - Guy, Eugene and Glendis Forker. Her husband died some years ago and later she was married to Sylvester W. Grate. Funeral was at the Union Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 3-19-1908
Grate L Edith, 65, who resided in Corunna, died Dec. 20 in the Hayloft Reception Hall, Hoagland, after suffering a heart attack at a wedding reception. She was born Sept. 27, 1915 in Sedan, DeKalb County, the daughter of Jay and Dora (Likens) Thomson. She married George G. Grate April 20, 1935 in Corunna. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Dwight, Avilla, Herb, Hudson, and Glenn, Fort Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. Don Teders and Mrs. Lynn Anthony, Avilla, Mrs. Lynn Hart and Mrs. Kenneth Gehring Jr., Kendallville; two brothers, Francis, Waterloo, and Robert, Corpus Christi, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Vernon Kohl, Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren. She was a member of the Corunna United Brethren Church. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 1-1-1981
Grate Linda Lou, 57, of Garrett, died January 10, 2004 at her home. She was born August 31, 1946 in Kendallville to Bernard J. and Mildred Sorg. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Tammy Grate and Tina and George Krusz III; 2 brothers, Vern and Eugene Sorg, all of Kendallville; a sister, Norma Kirk of LaOtto; and 2 grandchildren, Ty and Kali Krusz. A homemaker, she had worked at A-1 Production in Kendallville. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge in Garrett. Memorial services at Hite Funeral Home. ~ 1-29-2004
Grate Linval "Bud", 33, who lived at R. 2, Avilla, was killed Thursday when his dump truck overturned, pinning him beneath the wreckage when he swerved off the road to avoid a southbound car. He worked for Graves Trucking Co., Fort Wayne. He was a 1963 graduate of Kendallville High School and a member of the Churubusco American Legion. Survivors include his father, Miles, Wawaka; his widow, Joy, R. 1, Albion; three children, Lane 9, Kelly 6 and John Paul 1; and two brothers, Don, Cree Lake, and Walt Kleber in the Civil Service in Korea. Services Monday at the Stroh Church of Christ. Burial was at Milford. ~ 8-26-1976 + 8-?-1976
Grate Lova M, 66, was born Dec. 18, 1907 in Noble County to Winfield and Elsie (Zumbrun) Gaerte. She married Roy H. Grate in 1933 in the Blue River Church of the Brethren. A lifetime resident of the area, she was a retired clerk in an Albion store and a member of BPW. She resided at R. 2 Albion and died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Frieda McCoy, Albion, and Mrs. Olive Biddle, Kendallville; four brothers, Curtis, Avilla, Dale, Wawaka, O. J., Columbia City, and Jack, Wawaka. Services were held Tuesday in Blue River Church of the Brethren of which she was a member. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 6-6-1974 + 7-?-1974
Grate Lyman "Boney", 74, of 424 W. Williams St., died Sunday at his residence. Born in LaGrange July 31, 1904, he was the son of William and Ella (Barros) Grate. He married Ruth Baker in Wawaka June 16, 1962. She died Sept. 30, 1977. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad and a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Sharon Lewis of Covina, Calif.; four stepsons, John and William Baker, Kendallville, Michael Baker of New Haven, and David Baker of Stroh; a sister, Esther Dennison of Stroh; three brothers, Orie, Deke and Tom, all of Lagrange. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1979
Grate Miles B "Mike", 77, 516 N. Wood St., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1906, he was the son of Charley E. and Bertha (Enos) Grate. On Sept. 5, 1961 he married Evelyn Sturgis in Angola. A retired employee of McCray Refrigeration Co., he was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Donald, R. 1, Kendallville; two stepsons, John Sturgis, R. 1, Kendallville, and Ronald Sturgis, Sturgis, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Everett (Donna) Hefty Jr., Rome City; a sister, Beulah Frye, Manitou Beach, Mich.; four grandchildren. A son, Linval "Bud", preceded him in death. Services will be Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 11-22-1983
Grate Nettie was born Dec. 21, 1884 and died April 9, 1964. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, April 11. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1964
Grate Paul Denver, 61, R. 3, Ligonier, died Nov. 4 in Elkhart Hospital. He was born June 6, 1918 in DeKalb County and had lived in Ligonier for 31 years. He was married in 1946 in Syracuse to Lana Twaits Lawson. He was employed as a fireman and watchman at Mogul Rubber Co. in Goshen and was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Goshen. Surviving are his wife; two sons, James, Elkhart, and Stanley Lawson, Kendallville; three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Ann) Askren, Albion, Mrs. Leroy (Sharlene) Murphy and Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Tepin, Fort Wayne; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Chester, Auburn, George, Corunna, and Glen, Swan; and one sister, Mrs. Dale Treesh, Corunna. Funeral was Nov. 6 at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-4-1977
Grate Roy H, 75, of R. 2, Albion, died today in Goshen Hospital. Born in Jefferson Twp Oct. 4, 1904, he was the son of Charles W. and Nettie (Stout) Grate. On June 25, 1933 he married Lova M. Gaerte, who died June 2, 1974. He had retired in 1969 from the State Highway Dept. after 40 years. Survivors are a sister, Leone Haney of Albion, and two grandnephews. Funeral will be Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1980
Grate Ruth, 64, 424 W. Williams St., died today in McCray Hospital. Born Aug. 31, 1913 in Cromwell, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Jamison. Her first husband, Howard Baker, died in 1952. She married L. W. Grate June 16, 1962 in Wawaka. Surviving are her husband; four sons, William H. and John R. Baker, Kendallville, David L. Baker, Stroh, and Michael Baker, New Haven; one stepdaughter, Sharon Lewis, Covina, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral will be Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
Grate Sylvester W, retired farmer who celebrated his 100th birthday anniversary last July 30, died today at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Grate, three miles southwest of here where he had resided several years. He had been a resident of Noble County 75 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. O. F. Riddle, Kendallville, and Mrs. William Rauh, Toledo; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, John of Auburn. Services will be Sunday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1949
Graumlich Jacob J, 81, died of apoplexy Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Katherine Keener of Green Twp. He was the father of commissioner David Graumlich. Funeral Saturday at Christian Church . ^ 10-29-1909 Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Democrat 11-1-1909
Graumlich Mary A was born in York County, Pa. Oct. 10, 1821; died Aug. 7, 1898 age 76 years 9 months and 27 days. Settled in 1844. ^ 6-9-1899
Graves Arthur James, about 85, (b. 11-2-1867) a retired merchant at Wolf Lake, died Jan. 28, 1953 following a heart attack. He was a native of Allen County but had resided at Wolf Lake the past 46 years. Surviving is one son, Earl G., who is in charge of the Noble County driving program conducted in our schools. Funeral was Sunday at the home in Wolf Lake. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1-?-1953
Graves Basil U, 1 year, 8 months and 11 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graves, died at Kendallville Aug. 5 of tubercular meningitis. ^ 8-10-1882
Graves Byron Elwood, 87, Kendallville, died March 20, 2004 in Provena Sacred Heart Home. He was born in Allen Twp on April 25, 1916 to Thad and Edith (Boughey) Graves. His stepfather was Neal Huffman. On April 16, 1938 he married Virginia Weimer. She died September 9, 1978. On January 12, 1980 he married June E. (Harvey) Simon. She died October 25, 2002. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Frey; 4 stepchildren; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeanette Stringfellow, Kendallville. A brother, Dean, preceded him in death. He was a farmer since the age of 11 and a lifetime resident of the area; a member of Noble County Farm Bureau; and involved in the Sweet Church restoration project. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 5-25-2004
Graves Carla Sue, 20-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Graves, Wolf Lake, drowned in a shallow pool in an adjoining yard near her home last Thursday after following a puppy out of the yard where she had been playing. Surviving are the parents; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. McCullough of Knox. Services were at Adventist Church, Wolf Lake, Saturday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1955
Graves Carrie D died in Lakeside Hospital of pneumonia. She was born Caroline Deuerling Dec. 4, 1861 in Chicago. She spent her early life in that city, frequently visiting in Kendallville and later coming to make her home with her brother, the late Joseph Deuerling. She was married at his home on May 10, 1888, to attorney James S. Graves, and this has been the family home ever since. + 12-4-1916
Graves Clarence B, 69, Roundup, Montana rancher, died Dec. 27, 1952 in a Billings hospital. One of the founders of the Graves Sheep Co., he had been under treatment for cancer for several months. He was born Nov. 5, 1883 near Albion, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Graves. After graduation from Albion High School he attended Purdue University. He entered the National Guard in Indiana April 9, 1907 and was discharged May 16, 1910. He came to Montana in 1909 to homestead 23 miles northwest of Roundup. With his brother, George, he organized the sheep company, which developed into one of the largest ranches of this vicinity. George died Nov. 17, 1952. The company is now operated by Clarenceís two sons, Jay C., and Cleon B. He married Edna Hines in Albion Oct. 18, 1911. She died in 1943. Surviving are the two sons and six grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in the Roundup Congregational Church. Burial, Montview Cemetery in Billings. _ 12-?-1953
Graves Darla Sue was born Aug. 3, 1953 and died April 7, 1955. Services at Wolf Lake Adventist Church April 9. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1955
Graves Earl J, 60, died Friday in Kenney Retirement Center, Ligonier. He was born in Noble County July 17, 1929, the son of Earnie and Evelyn (Stewart) Graves. He was a lifetime Big Lake area resident and was employed by Fibre Forms of Columbia City. He was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 1906 in Columbia City. Surviving are his wife, the former Roberta Jerraid; his mother, Evelyn Newsome at R. 4, Albion; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Diana) Squires, and Mildred Bradbury, both Columbia City, and Faith Teel of Cromwell; a son, Byron of LaOtto; three stepsons, William Calhoon of Albion, Jerry Calhoon of Columbia City, and James Calhoon of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Martha) Kessler of Churubusco; a brother, Junior of South Whitley; seven grandchildren. Services were today in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel in Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-25-1989
Graves Ernest E of R. 4, Albion, died at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne Feb. 21, 1964. He was a State Highway Dept. employee. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Ernest Jr. of South Whitley, and Earl of R. 4, Albion; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Kistler of Columbia City; one sister and 11 grandchildren. Funeral was Monday at a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 2-?-1964
Graves Hazel, about 71, (b. 8-19-1876) lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake community, died Feb. 26, 1948 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron P. Grey. Surviving are the husband, Arthur J.; and a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Graves of Wolf Lake. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Funeral was Sunday at the residence. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 2-?-1948
Graves James S, former mayor, city attorney, city treasurer and printer, of Kendallville, died at the county infirmary May 12 while he was seated in a chair in the living room at the infirmary. He was born August 3, 1860 in Columbia City, the son of Thomas L. and Xanthia M. Graves, and when a young man graduated from DePauw University law school. Surviving are a sister and niece, Mrs. William LaRue and Mrs. Maynard Pray of Kendallville, and a niece, Mrs. J. C. Fullmer of Garrett. He worked as a printer in the office of the Albion Review in 1883 - 53 years ago. Funeral was at Arthur Berhalter Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1936 > 5-11-1936
Graves Janettie Victoria, 50, wife of John T. Graves of Jefferson Twp, died at her home 6 miles southwest of this city Monday from cancer of the breast. She leaves a husband and 3 sons, George of Mishawaka, Clarence and Thaddeus at home. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beymer of this city; 3 sisters, Mrs. Samuel Bricker of northern Michigan, Mrs. Frank Hill of Mansfield, O., and Mrs. Festus Butler of Jefferson Twp, also survive. Funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday. ^ 7-30-1908 Daughter of Thomas and Jane Beymer, she was born Oct. 29, 1857 on the farm in Jefferson Twp which has been the home of her parents until last spring. She died July 27, aged 50 years 8 months and 2 days. On March 18, 1880 she married John T. Graves. At the age of 16 she became a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She was a member of OES and the Pythian Sisters. ^ 8-6-1908
Graves June E, 80, died October 21, 2002 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born June 9, 1922 to Carl Albert and Edna Loretta (Truelove) Harvey. She married Ralph Simon on February 14, 1953. He died March 13, 1972. She married Byron E. Graves on January 12, 1980. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Farm Bureau. Surviving are her husband of Kendallville; 3 sons, Steve and Debra Simon of Wawaka, Richard & Anne Simon and Paul Simon of Kendallville; a daughter, Nancy & Kevin VanGessel of Kendallville; a stepdaughter; and 13 grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death, Eileen Sherer and Marilyn Sarrazine. Funeral mass October 24 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 10-24-2002
Graves Thomas Leander died yesterday. He had been a resident of this city since Feb. 3, 1861. His great-grandfather came here with Lord Baltimore about 1625. Coming westward, the family built a home at Clarksburg, Va., where he was born Dec. 10, 1831. His father died when he was 2, and his widowed mother, with 7 children , Thomas L. being next to the youngest, left Va. in a covered wagon drawn by oxen and journeyed to relatives at Leesburg in Kosciusko County, arriving here before the government land was thrown open for settlement. He married Xanthe M. Logan in 1859 in Columbia City. Three sons and 2 daughters were born, 2 of the sons dying in infancy. Survivors are the widow and the children, Mrs. L. W. Welker of Albion, Mrs. A. Carey Cleveland and Mayor James Graves of this city. At the age of 15 he learned the printerís trade at Warsaw and 1850 or í51 launched the Warsaw Democrat. During the administration of Franklin Pierce, he was appointed postmaster at Warsaw. In 1860 he was appointed marshal to take the U. S. census of Whitley County. Arriving in Kendallville in 1861 he began work as bookkeeper for Snyder & Baker and was soon elected to the office of justice of the peace. In 1873 he was elected mayor and served 3 terms, declining another re-election. In 1879 he was elected city attorney and served 4 terms and in 1882 was elected city treasurer and re-elected in 1885. He was a charter member of Kendallville Lodge No. 276 F&AM. Funeral Thursday at the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-11-1909
Graves Virginia, 59, died Saturday. She lived at R. 2, Kendallville. She was born Jan. 8, 1919 in Noble County to Charles and Myrtle (Rimmel) Weimer. She married Byron E. Graves April 16, 1938 in the Lutheran parsonage in Albion. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. James (Donna) Frey, R. 2, Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Thurlow (Lucille) Cazier, Kendallville; and Mrs. Pauline McPheters, Albion; two brothers, Donald Weimer, Albion and Elmer Weimer, Parshall, Colo.; and three grandchildren. Services were Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. ~ 9-14-1978 + 9-?-1978
Graves Xanthe, 69, a pioneer resident of Kendallville, died afternoon at her home on W. Williams St from heart trouble. She was the widow of the late attorney T. L. Graves, ex-mayor of the city, and mother of James Graves, also ex-mayor of the city. She was born in Morrow County, Ohio and resided at Columbia City during her girlhood days, coming to this city fifty-two years ago. She was a member of Kendallville Chapter No. 122 OES and of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Mr. Graves, who died about two years ago, was one of the leading men of the city for a number of years and was well-known in this part of the state. Mrs. Graves is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. W. Welker and Mrs. A. C. Cleveland, and one son, James, all of this city. + 2-?-1912
Grawcock Albert A, son of James B. and Sarah E. Grawcock, was born in Green Twp, on July 8, 1879, and died at his home in Churubusco on the 16th day of Dec. 1902, at the age of 23 years, five months and eight days. On the 30th day of Sept. 1897 he married Lillie Kichler. They had one son and one daughter. He was a member of the U. B. Church at Churubusco and was faithful to death. The bereaved are a wife, his two children, father and mother. Funeral was in the U. B. Church Dec. 18. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 12-12-1902
Grawcock Arthur, 15, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Grawcock, shot himself last Saturday while out hunting and died 15 minutes later. He and his brother, Ray, 8-years old, were passing through an orchard, the elder boy carrying the gun. As he reached to pick an apple off a tree the trigger became entangled in a small twig and the pressure caused the gun to be discharged, the load entering the ladís body near the heart. He walked about 15 steps and fell to the ground, dying a few minutes later. The parents and 2 brothers and 2 sisters survive. ^ 11-26-1918
Grawcock Bonnie R, 91 of Auburn and formerly of LaOtto, died May 26, 2011, at Chandler House in Kendallville. She was a teacherís aide at Alliance Industries for 23 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto and the Swanette Homemakerís Club. She was born Sept.3, 1919, in Ada, Minn., to Charles M. and Ruth (Vraa) Gorrell. She married Albert J. Grawcock on Nov. 8, 1941 in LaOtto. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Jim (Kathy) Grawcock of LaOtto, John (Betty) Grawcock of Ligonier, and Leslie (Renee) Grawcock of Auburn; a daughter, Ruthann (Mike) Hervey of Wasilla, Alaska; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Gorrell. Services Tuesday at Thomas Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-28-2011
Grawcock Brenda Sue, 10-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grawcock of Churubusco, died of pneumonia Dec. 11, 1954 in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Linda Ann; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Keister of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Geiger, and Mrs. and Mrs. Ray Grawcock of Churubusco. Funeral Monday at a Churubusco funeral home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1954
Grawcock Charles R, 29, of Anderson, died April 6, 2008. Surviving are his wife, Althea (Bankston); parents, Robert and Linda Grawcock of Columbia City; sister, Brandie (Bill) Bohney of Carmel; brother, Garrett Harter of Columbia City; and grandparents, Robert and Mary Lou Grawcock of Columbia City. Services Thursday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia City. Burial, South Park Cemetery. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 4-8-2008
Grawcock James was born in Lincolnshire, England, Jan. 21, 1834 and died May 27, 1904, aged 70 years, 4 months and 6 days. The cause of his death was acute heart disease. April 21, 1858 he left Liverpool for America. After a voyage of 4 weeks he landed in New York, $13 in debt. He came to Toledo and from there to Fort Wayne, then to Swan Twp, where he engaged in ditching. On March 6, 1861, he married Mariah C. Fulk and they had nine children, two of whom are deceased. He leaves a wife, four sons and three daughters. His son, Noah, lives in this city. By industry and good management he became the owner of a splendid farm of 120 acres. He was a sterling Democrat and a member of the Church of God. The funeral was at the Sugar Grove Church Sunday. Interment, Eel River Cemetery. Churubusco Truth - 1904
Grawcock James B, 84, died Sunday at his home in Jefferson Twp after a short illness with uremia. He was a retired B&O Railroad employee, a pump station operator on the line. He was also in the lumber business, retiring to the farm some 25 years ago. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nettie Grawcock, former school teacher in Jefferson Twp; two sons, Arthur of Hammond, and William of Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Kenton Werker of Albion; and one foster daughter, Mrs. Clyde C. Johnston of Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday at the residence. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 2-?-1941 + 2-?-1941
Grawcock Maria, widow of James Grawcock, who died 12 years ago, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Walter, Saturday. She was a pioneer resident of Noble County, having lived near Sugar Grove all her life being born there on August 19, 1842 and was the daughter of Solomon Fulk. She was aged 93 years 6 months and 15 days at the time of her death. She married James Grawcock March 3, 1860, and six children survive: Noah and Oliver of Noble County, John of this city, Mrs. James Richards, Mrs. Ella Walter, and Mrs. Elizabeth Truelove of Noble County. She was a member of the Church of God. The funeral was Monday at Sugar Grove, and interment was in Eel River Cemetery. Churubusco Truth - 1916
Grawcock Nettie B, about 88, (b. 10-5-1877 - d. 11-7-1965) of Albion, died at McCray Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the community, a retired school teacher, and had for many years made her home here with her daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Werker. Also surviving are one son, William of Albion; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services November 9 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1965
Grawcock Neva E, about 52, (b. 9-23-1912) died May 1, 1965 at her home on R. 3, Albion. She was the wife of William Grawcock, realtor. She was born in Osgood, the daughter of Edgar and Elizabeth Lockhart Hunt. Surviving are the husband; three sons, Arthur, Robert and Brent, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee Moldenhaur of Omaha, Neb.; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Cranfill and Mrs. Ruth Hunterman; and one brother, Alvin Hunt. Services Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 5-?-1965
Grawcock O D, 59, died Tuesday. Funeral was Thursday at Ege Church of the Immaculate Conception. He is survived by his widow, Mary; 3 sons, Theron and Paul of Fort Wayne, and Oscar J. of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Lauer of Fort Wayne; a brother, James of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Noah Whirledge of Ligonier; and 4 grandchildren. He was born in DeKalb County in 1875. When about 19 years of age he began the practice of veterinary surgeon and continued off and on in this community since that time, 40 years ago. He was a graduate of the class of 1895 from the Churubusco High School. Soon after the war he helped organize the Nu-Tone Company here, manufacturing animal remedies. Later he organized the Hog Tone Co. and his products were sold all over the United States, making the name of Dr. O. D. Grawcock famous. * 8-23-1934
Grawcock Robert A, 36, a native of Albion and 1967 graduate of Albion-Jefferson High School, died March 9, 1986 at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis from complications following surgery. A former East Noble teacher and Avilla coach of basketball, football, cross country and track, he had been ill with cancer for the past two years. He was born July 11, 1949 to William and Neva (Hunt) Grawcock and on Aug. 12, 1972 he married Debra Carter in Merriam. Surviving are his father; wife; and children, Jennifer 7, and Nicholas 5; a sister, Mary Lee Moldenhauer, Omaha, Neb.; and two brothers, Arthur and Brent, R. 1, Albion. Services Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church Avilla. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 3-?-1986
Grawcock Ruby E, 101, formerly of rural Albion, died June 29, 2013, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in Noble County May 9, 1912 to Roy and Edna (Glass) Barhan. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1929. She was first married to Andrew Jackson on November 26,1931. He died January 1, 1958. She was later married William S. Grawcock on December 21, 1968 and he died June 21, 2002. She was a clerk at Fischerís Drug Store and Blackís Department Store, both in Albion, for many years. She also worked as the cashier at Cooperís Restaurant and The Pondi restaurant, both in Albion, until the age of 75. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra J. Flack of Kendallville; a son, James A. and Marilyn Jackson of Albion; 6 grandchildren, Karen and Ray McLaughlin, Neil and Wendy Flack, Mark and Michelle Jackson, J. Michael and Jennifer Jackson, Chris Jackson, and Cathy and John Petrie; 10 great-grandchildren, Justin Jackson, Andrea Jackson, Cassandra Petrie, Jay Petrie, Ryan Andrews, Olivia Andrews, Anna Jackson, Owen Jackson, Alivia Jackson, and Elli Jackson; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Garrett Jackson, and Adleigh Stalbaum; She was also preceded in death by her son, Lee R. Jackson in 1986, and sister, Ruth Pfaffman. Funeral, July 2, 2013 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 7-1-2013
Grawcock Sarah E
(Fulk) was born in Noble County, Aug. 23, 1856 and died Feb. 8, 1905, aged 48 years, 5 months and 10 days. On Sept. 1, 1878 she was married to J. B. Grawcock. They had two sons, one of whom preceded her in death. After her marriage she, with her husband, became members of the United Brethren Church at Churubusco. + 2-8-1905
Grawcock William was born Sept. 29, 1831 in Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, died May 5, 1901, aged 69 years, 8 months and 6 days. He emigrated to America May 1852 and was married to Martha Bennett Jan. 8, 1856 at Eel River, Allen County, Ind. They had seven boys and three girls, of which three boys and one girl survive. He was received into the Church of God at Sugar Grove Jan. 1865. He formulated the plan for the construction of the new church at Sugar Grove and was the principle contributor of labor and means for its erection. Funeral was at the U. B. Church Tuesday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 3-5-1901
Grawcock William S, 93, of Albion, died June 21, 2002 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. On January 14, 1909 in Churubusco he was born to J. B. and Nettie (Shirley) Grawcock. His first wife, Neva Hunt, died in 1964. He married Ruby Barhan in December 1969. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Esther Grawcock, Avilla, and Brent and Julie Grawcock, Albion; a daughter, Mary Lee Moldenhauer, Omaha, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Grawcock Lane; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A son, Robert, died March 9, 1986. A son-in-law, Howard Moldenhauer; a half-brother, Art Grawcock; and a sister, Marjorie, preceded him in death. He was a farmer and real estate broker and lived most of his life in Noble County. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion and the Albion Lions Club. He graduated from Albion High School in 1927 and from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1931. Funeral in Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 6-27-2002
Gray Alta L, 88, died Friday at Millerís Merry Manor, Garrett. She was formerly of LaOtto. Born to Charles and Cora (Pritchard) Anspaugh, she married Jess Gray on Nov. 17, 1917. He died in 1952. She was a member of the LaOtto Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Swanette Club. Survivors include two sons, James of Albion and Paul of LaOtto; one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Mary Ellen) Snell, Avilla; one brother, Ralph, Denver, CO; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Goldie) Woldeck, Columbia City; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two grandchildren preceded her in death. Services were Monday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. ~ 9-19-1985 + 9-13-1985
Gray Amelia died Jan. 18, aged 59 years, 9 months 20 days. She was born near Findlay, Huron County, Ohio Nov. 28, 1830, and when quite small moved with her parents to Michigan; was married to Reading Gray Feb. 4, 1853 in Battle Creek, Mich., and settled in Marshall, that state, where they resided until their removal to Kendallville in 1864. Her husband died in 1879. She has been a sufferer of Brightís disease. She was a member of Kendallville Baptist Church where services were on Monday of last week. She was the mother of 5 children, all living except the youngest. Two reside near Kendallville, Mrs. O. F. Johnston and Mrs. L. P. Merkling. Elmer and Miss Etta reside in Chicago. ^ 1-31-1890
Gray Clarence, 90, died March 2, 2002 at Goshen General Hospital. He was a self-employed handyman for many years. He was born Jan. 11, 1912 in Tiffin, Ohio, to Elijah and Mame Gray. Services Tuesday at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 3-4-2002
Gray Beulah M, 91, a resident of Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange, died there Friday. Born in Noble County March 6, 1987, she was the daughter of Samuel and Jennie (Cook) Johnson. On Aug. 21, 1914 in Noble County, she married Myrten L. Gray, who died March 8, 1973. She had lived in LaGrange County 23 years, moving from Noble County. Surviving are four daughters, Geraldyne Walker, Wolcottville, Lois Hensen and Sharon Pierott, both LaGrange, and Donna Richmond, Grandin, Fla.; three sons, Walter, Portland, Ore., Myrten Jr., LaGrange, and Maynard, Sturgis, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Two sons and one sister also preceded her in death. Services will be Tuesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 7-15-1988
Gray Everett L, 71, of Churubusco, died May 14, 2006 at his home. He had been employed in the construction industry. He was a member of the Sons of the Legion in Churubusco and the Men's Auxiliary of the VFW in Columbia City. He was born May 17, 1937 in Noble County to Harvey and Hazel (Johnson) Gray. Surviving are 2 sons, Terry of Enterprise, Ala., and Tony of Hicksville, Ohio; a daughter, Josette Speaker of Albion; 2 brothers, Charles and Jean of Portland, Ind., and Phil of Castle Haynes, N.C.; and 5 grandchildren. No services. Ashes will be scattered later. ^ 5-16-2008
Gray Flora M (b. 11-17-1870) died January 2, 1950 at her home west of Wolf Lake of a heart ailment. Surviving are the husband, Rollie; three daughters, Mrs. Lowell Koontz and Mrs. Corlas Skeels, Albion, and Mrs. Don Edwards, Wolf Lake; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dan Starkey of Wolf Lake and Homer Starkey, Kimmell. Mr. and Mrs. Gray, members of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on December 22. Service will be at Wolf Lake Baptist Church Thursday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1-?-1950
Gray James J, 74, died Saturday at McCray Hospital. He retired in 1970 as maintenance supervisor at Protective Coatings Inc. after 9 years and worked for U.S. Rubber Co. Surviving are his wife, Velma; 2 sons, James Jr. of Columbia City and Robert M. of Harrisburg, Pa.; a daughter, Rebecca Roberts of Kendallville; a sister, Mary Snell of Avilla; a brother, Paul of LaOtto and 4 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Shepherd of the Hill Nursing Home Chapel. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. * 6-27-1982
Gray Jess M, 61, died at his home in LaOtto Monday after a heart attack. A carpenter, he was a native of this community. Surviving are the wife, Alta, two sons, Paul of LaOtto and James of Fort Wayne, a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Turner of LaOtto; four grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral was Wednesday in the Wesleyan Methodist Church at LaOtto. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ~ 1-31-1952
Gray John L died Oct. 9 in St. Josephís Hospital, Fort Wayne, and retired in 1978 from Protective Coating, Inc. He was a native of Tazewell, Tenn., and is survived by his widow, Clara; three sons, John D. of Avilla, Verlin S. and John E. of Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Nellie Warrell, also of Fort Wayne. Services were Monday in Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. ~ 10-16-1980
Gray Kenneth D, 18, of LaOtto, died August 24, in Los Angeles, Calif., where he and his father had gone to build a new home for the family. They had been there three weeks when the youth underwent an emergency appendectomy. He had been released from the hospital but was forced to return when complications developed. Born in Kendallville May 30, 1941, he attended Huntertown High School. He was a life-long resident of LaOtto and a member of the LaOtto Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving in addition to the parents, Paul and Maxine Hewitt Gray, are two sisters, Diana Kay and Janine Elaine; the grandparents, Mrs. Alta Gray, LaOtto, J. F. Hewitt, Kendallville; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anspaugh of Howe. Services were August 31 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 9-3-1959
Gray Lester, 5-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gray of LaOtto, died Wednesday at his home of diphtheria. Several other members of the family are afflicted. ~ 12-31-1925
Gray Marcia M was born at Black Rock, Erie County, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1821; died at Fort Wayne, Ind. Dec. 29, 1896, aged 75 years and 25 days. She leaves one brother, T. W. Gray of DeKalb County, Ind.; and one sister, Mrs. H. E. Wallace of Fort Wayne. Funeral was in the Kendallville Presbyterian Church Dec. 30, 1896. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-1-1897
Gray Max W "Mike", 83, died April 9, 2001 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a dairy farmer for 13 1/2 years and drove a school bus in Noble County. Surviving are 2 sons, Jerry and Junior of Albion; a daughter, Jennie Coverstone of Columbia City; a sister, Betty Sankovich of Chardon, Ohio; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His wife, Lurabell, died in 1997. Services Friday at Big Lake Church of God, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 4-11-2001
Gray Maxine E, 83, of Fort Wayne, died March 27, 2005 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a native of Ohio. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Stanley Peppler of Fort Wayne and Janine and David Rudolph of Huntertown; a brother, Paul Hewitt of Kendallville; a sister, Pearl Newman of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren, Jeff and Greg Robbins, Noelle Gongwer, Robin Minnich, Daniel and Scott Figgins, Christopher, Joseph, Rob and Adam Rudolph; 24 great-grandchildren; and her former husband of 53 years, Paul W. Gray of Fort Wayne. Services Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ^ 3-29-2005
Gray Michael Lee, two-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gray, died at McCray Hospital June 29, 1963. Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Scott and Todd; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elda Herendeen and Walter Gray. Graveside services were Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1963
Gray Michael Ray, 18, Wolcottville, died Friday in Parkview Hospital from injuries he received in an auto crash that also killed David Gose and Shelly Boggs, rural LaGrange residents. They were passengers in a car driven by Timothy Conner which hit an icy patch on CR 1000N 2 Ĺ miles north of Kendallville and struck a railroad iron being used as a mailbox. Gray was born Feb. 16, 1979 in Fort Wayne, the son of Wilton and Myrlee (Sizemore) Gray of Wolcottville. He was a truck driver for Lincoln Park of Shipshewana and had been a 4-H member for two years. Surviving are his parents; one sister, Melissa and two brothers, Joel and Justin, all at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Gray, Evansville, Mrs. Lorine Sizemore, Kendallville; great-grandmother, Mrs. Murriel Sizemore, Corbin, Ky. He was preceded in death by a sister, Tina, who was killed in a traffic accident in 1984. Funeral will be Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 2-5-1988
Gray Milo R, 66, of Churubusco, died March 30 at his winter home in Fort Myers, Fla. He was born Jan. 21, 1914 to Walter and Jennie Stewart Gray in Noble County. He married Laura Gordon April 21, 1935 and they lived most of their lives in the Churubusco area. He was a 31-year employee of Weatherhead Co. in Columbia City, retiring in 1977. He was a trustee and member of Big Lake Church of God. Survivors are his wife; one son, Stanley of Churubusco; one daughter, Patty Dove of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Max of R. 4, Albion, and Paul of R. 1, Churubusco; and one sister, Mrs. Betty Sankovich of Chardon, Ohio. Services were April 2 at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-3-1980 + 3-30-1980
Gray Minnie Irene, 75, of Noble Twp, died Sept 22 at her home after suffering a stroke of apoplexy a week ago. Surviving are two daughters, five sons, 27 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a brother. Funeral was Saturday at Big Lake Church of God. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 9-?-1943
Gray Nellie died in her home Oct. 5, 1925 at Wolf Lake, age 81 years, six months and 20 days. She married Bryon P. Gray on April 17, 1873 and he died Sept. 23, 1921. A graduate of the college of Fort Wayne, in her life before her marriage she was a teacher in the public schools of Noble and Whitley Counties. She was born in York Twp. Her parents, William and Myra Pool, were pioneers of Noble County. Her immediate surviving family is a daughter and son-in-law, a brother and a niece. + 10-?-1925
Gray Paul D, 55, died Oct. 14 at Whitley County Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County where he was born Nov. 28, 1924 to Walter and Jeanie Stewart Gray. He was married Oct. 30, 1948 to Betty Loe. He was employed at Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne, and operated a farm. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the U. S. Navy. His church membership was with Green Center Wesleyan Church. Surviving are the wife, Betty, R. 1, Churubusco; one son, Paul L., R. 1, Churubusco; three daughters, Mrs. Billy (Mary Ann) Orr of Columbia City, Mrs. Manuel (Susan) Gallo of Fort Wayne, and Miss Beth, R. 1, Churubusco; six grandchildren; one brother, Max of Albion; one sister, Mrs. John (Betty) Sankovich of Chardon, Ohio. Services were at Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
Gray Pricilla Ann died at her sisterís near Arcola, Allen County, Jan. 8, 1875, aged 14 years 11 months and 2 days. She was a daughter of elder David Gray, deceased. Her mother, at the time of her daughterís death, was very low with lung fever. Her residence is near Wolf Lake. They were on a visit to the eldest daughter and sister on New Yearís Day when the deceased was taken ill; the mother was taken down soon after. She leaves a mother, brothers and sisters. Albion New Era 1-21-1875
Gray Rachel was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Prickett, being one of ten children. She was born in Noble Twp, June 28, 1847, and died Aug. 28, 1920 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Cole near Wolf Lake, aged 73 years and 2 months. On May 3, 1866 she was married to William Gray near Wolf Lake. They had two children, Mrs. Dora Cole and Rollie Gray, both of Wolf Lake. She joined the Wolf Lake Baptist Church in 1864, a short time after its organization. She was a former member of the Ladiesí. She leaves her husband, the son and daughter; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Beers of Ormas and Mrs. Adeline Hamilton of Syracuse; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral was from the Wolf Lake Baptist Church Aug. 30. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 8-?-1920
Gray Robert, about 34, son-in-law of Mrs. Jennie Faux, was killed in action Dec. 8 in Vietnam. Gray, who made his home here several years, was a native of LaGrange and married the former Beth Faux. He had completed an enlistment in the Army and was in the third year of a re-enlistment when he was shot in the shoulder on the field of duty, according to a telegram received by the family. He was a member of the paratroopers. Mrs. Faux, whose home is on R. 1, Avilla, is spending the winter in Largo, Fla., but had gone to Fayetteville N. C. to spend the holidays with her daughter and family when they received the news. Surviving in addition to the wife are three children, Charles, 8; Janet, 6, and Jean, 4. The body will be brought to Avilla for funeral services in two or three weeks. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-23-1965 + 12-8-1965
Gray Rollie, 92, who resided two miles west of Wolf Lake, died Dec. 4, 1959 in Hillcrest Nursing Home in Columbia City. He was born near Wolf Lake on April 19, 1867 and was a member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church for 75 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lowell Koontz and Mrs. Charles Skeels of near Albion, and Mrs. Don Edwards of near Kimmell; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His wife died in 1950. Funeral was Sunday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 12-?-1959
Gray Rosemary M, 92, of Crooked Lake and formerly of Huntington died May 25, 2011, at her home. She graduated from Huntington High School in 1937. She was a member of a Noble County Extension Homemakers Club. She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Markle to John and Clellah (Redding) Horrell. On March 25, 1939 she married Norman A. Gray. Surviving are her husband; her 4 children, Judith (Ronald) Freel of Cromwell, Dennis (Annette) Gray of Silver Lake, Norma Erdly of Ligonier and Lois (Michael) Noel of Columbia City; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson and a sister, Roberta Barton. Funeral Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 5-27-2011
Gray Ruth L, about 55 (b. 12-25-1904), died April 15, 1960 in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. Surviving are the husband, Walter; one son, Larry of Albion; and one daughter, Mrs. Carol Hanlon of Albion; and two grandchildren. Funeral was at EUB Church Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1960
Gray Sarah (Houser) was born in Union County, Ohio Aug. 12, 1822, and died July 3, 1908, aged 85 years, 10 months and 21 days. She married Thomas Gray, who survives, Sept. 21, 1841. They had 7 boys and 3 girls, of whom 4 boys and 3 girls survive. There are 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren, most of whom are living. Oct. 11, she and her husband came to Indiana and settled in Noble County where they have resided ever since. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral was at the Wolf Lake Baptist Church Sunday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. > 7-8-1908
Gray Sophronia died at Wolf Lake, June 23, 1885 of heart disease, aged 74 years, 5 months and 10 days. She was born in Oneida County, N.Y. Jan. 13, 1811 and was married to Stedman Gray March 31, 1829. She was the mother of 12 children, of whom 7 lived to maturity, and 5 survive. Of her 3 daughters, one resides at Lewiston, Ill., and 2 at Wolf Lake. Of her 2 sons, one resides in Calif. and the other, Byron P., trustee of Noble Twp, resides at Wolf Lake. She, with her husband, came to this country in 1835 and in the spring of 1854 moved to Wolf Lake on the premises upon which she died. She united with the Regular Baptist Church in 1851. > No date
Gray Stedman died at his home in Wolf Lake Aug. 4, 1891. Funeral and interment August 5. He was born in Gallia County, Ohio, Oct. 31, 1810. He married Sophronia Leach March 31, 1829. They emigrated to Fountain County, Ind. March 28, 1830 and permanently located in Noble County Sept. 13, 1835. He was a prosperous farmer and public-spirited citizen. In Sept. 1853 he engaged in merchandise at Wolf Lake, and in April 1854 moved upon the premises where he died. His wife died June 23, 1855. They had 6 sons and 6 daughters. Five of the 12 survive, two of whom, Mrs. F. D. Spencer and Byron P. Gray, reside at Wolf Lake. Noble Co Democrat 8-12-1891
Gray Susan was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Jan. 24, 1824. Came to Allen County, Ind. at age 10 and after her marriage to David Gray moved to this county where she died the past year. ~ 6-12-1890
Gray Tina Darlene, 16, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in LaGrange County five weeks ago. Born Oct. 24, 1967 in Fort Wayne she was the daughter of Wilton and Myrlee (Sizemore) Gray. Surviving with her parents at R. 1, Wolcottville, are a sister, Melissa; and two brothers, Michael and Joel at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Gray of Evansville, Lorine Sizemore of Kendallville; great-grandmother, Murriel Sizemore of Corbin, Ky. Services will be Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-12-1984
Gray Velma E, 80, of Kendallville, died April 15, 2006 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She had retired from Maple Leaf Duck Hatchery in Cromwell where she had worked more than 10 years. She was born Nov. 22, 1925 in Fort Wayne to Gustive and Edith (Pierce) Rutz. She married James E. Gray on May 27, 1948 in Fort Wayne. He died June 27, 1992. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Carson Roberts of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James E. Jr. and Jackie of Columbia City and Robert and Bobbie of Dillsburg, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Viola and Edward Ballinger of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Rutz; and a sister, Dorothy Gillingham. Private services at Thorn Cemetery. ^ 4-18-2006
Gray Vinnie, about 76, (b. 4-28-1879) was killed and her husband, Sy, was injured as the panel truck in which they were riding blew its right front tire and crashed into a tree and overturned about a mile and a half south of Merriam on State Road 9 at about 2:40 p.m. Jan. 5, 1956. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lottie McFarland, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lynn Pochel, Bloomington, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Feller, Onsted, Mich.; two stepsons, Lester Gray, Onsted, and Harvey Gray, Churubusco; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Bender, Albion, and Mrs. George Miller, Orlando, Fla. Funeral was Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1956
Gray Walter E, 78, died Saturday in the Sacred Heart Home. He was born Aug. 27, 1889 in Hendricks County to Jasper and Alice (Bowling) Gray. He married Ruth Durbin, who preceded him in death in 1960, in Crown Point March 15, 1924. He had moved to Albion 40 years ago from Milford. He was a retired employee of the B&O Railroad and was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Hanlon, R. 2, Albion; one son, Larry, Albion; three sisters, Elsie Hoskins, Calif., Hazel West, Colo., and Edith Meyers, Fla.; one brother, Lorce, Gary; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral was Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 7-27-1978 + 7-?-1978
Gray William D, son of Thomas and Sarah Gray, was born in Noble Twp, July 3, 1845, and died at the home of his son, Rollie, Jan. 28, 1927, aged 81 years 6 months and 25 days. He was the second child of a family of ten, two of whom survive, Mrs. Catherine Surfus of Noble County, and Lincoln of Oregon. When the troublesome times of the Civil War came, he voluntarily offered his life and his services to his country and enlisted in the Indiana 127 Volunteer Cavalry. After a service of nearly two years he was honorably discharged. On May 3, 1866, he married Rachel Prickett who died Aug. 28, 1920. They had two children, Rollie Gray, and Mrs. Dora Cole, both Wolf Lake. He joined the Wolf Lake Baptist Church a short time after its organization. He was a deacon for a number of years and then elected senior deacon, the highest honor the church bestows on a member. He leaves the son and daughter, their companions, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. + 1-?-1927
Grayless Arthur N, about 58, (b. 9-2-1910) of R. 1, Albion, at Skinner Lake, died July 8, 1969 at Parkview Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1910, the son of William and Helen (Holmes) Grayless in Fort Wayne. He had resided on a farm in Jefferson Twp for 16 years before moving to Skinner Lake about four years ago. He was an employee of the Harrison Mfg. Co., Fort Wayne. Surviving are the widow, Doris, to whom he was married Dec. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne; three sons, Howard in the armed service stationed at Boston, Mass., James serving in the armed forces in the Far East, and Terry of Albion; one grandchild; and one brother, Byron of Fort Wayne. He was a 32nd degree Mason. Funeral at Asbury United Methodist Church July 13. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1969
Grayless Doris M, 93, of Albion, died April 21, 2012, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was born in Wawaka on February 17, 1919, to Wesley and Mary (Moore) Reidenbach. She married Arthur Grayless on December 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne. He died 1969. She was a homemaker and also worked at Lyall Electric in Brimfield, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Ladies Aide at Sweet Church in Albion. Survivors include 2 sons, Howard and Linda Grayless of Las Cruzes, New Mexico, and James and Judy Grayless of Atlanta, Georgia; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Grayless; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; and one granddaughter, Donna Grayless. Funeral May 5 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-2-2012
Grayless Terry G, about 26, of R. 1, Albion, was killed Dec. 4, 1970, when his automobile went out of control on U. S. Highway 6, a half mile east of Ligonier, and hit a semi trailer truck head on. He was born June 16, 1944 to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Graylesss and had lived in the Albion community all his life. He was in the employ of Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Doris; one son, Randall, at home on R. 1, Albion; and two brothers, Howard of Fort Wayne, and James of R. 1, Albion. His father died in July 1969. Funeral Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1970

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