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Green Allen, the land king of Sparta Twp, died on Jan. 4, aged 55 years. He was the richest farmer in Noble County, owning nearly 2000 acres of land in Noble and Whitley Counties and in Michigan. He made no will. > 1-13-1881
Green Anna Catherine, 68, wife of Lucien Green and lifelong resident of Noble County, died last Friday at her home in Kendallville from heart trouble. She was born June 15, 1864 near Albion, the daughter of John and Ruth Singrey. She resided there during the early years of her life and went to Kendallville about 30 years ago where she had resided since. She was married Dec. 26, 1917 to Lucien Green. Surviving besides the husband is one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Berger of Mexico, Mo.; one son, Guy Stanley. A brother, Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. L. D. Thomas, preceded her in death. Funeral Monday from the home. + 6-?-1932
Green Arthur C was born in Greenfield, Ohio, Jan. 12, 1861, the son of Anson and Ruth Green, and died at South Boardman, Mich. April 14, 1927, aged 66 years, 3 months, 2 days. He married Thirza F. Seely on Nov. 29, 1882. She preceded him in death one year ago in March. They had one child, Mabel, who is the wife of Darl Steller now living in Goshen. He has lived in Albion and vicinity nearly all his life until one year ago. He leaves the daughter; two grandsons, Frederick and Winton Steller; two sisters, Inez Snell and Nellie Willis of Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Herman of Auburn, and Harry of Toledo. Funeral at St. Markís Lutheran Church Sunday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 4-?-1927
Green Audley A, 63, meat market proprietor here, died of a heart attack Monday at his home here. Surviving are the widow, Opal; one son, Ralph of Ligonier, and one daughter, Mrs. Avis Bockover of Los Angeles. + 12-?-1939
Green Blanche, 85, Ligonier, died Wednesday at Goshen Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1891 in Syracuse to Jacob and Mary (Hinderer) Wilkinson. She was married to Fred Green. He died in 1947. She had been a resident of Ligonier for 10 years after moving here from Cromwell. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and Ebenezer Ladies Aid. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Margaret) Nesbitt, Ligonier, and Mrs. H. C. (Lois) Dodds, R. 1, North Webster; one son, Edwin, Cromwell; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Funk, Warsaw, and Mrs. Leone Munson, Bradenton, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Green Charles, 61, died yesterday from a heart attack. Funeral will be Thursday from the home at Ligonier. He and his brother, Adley, operated the Green Meat Market in Ligonier and was at the slaughter house with his nephew, Ralph Green, when stricken. He was born and had always resided in Ligonier. Surviving are the widow; 2 daughters; one son; and one brother. ^ 10-10-1934
Green Cleo A, 53, of Cromwell, died Feb. 1 at Haxton, Colo., where she was visiting her brother, Guy Hire. Surviving are the husband, two sisters, and a brother. Funeral Friday at Henney Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Leesburg Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Green Cleo A, 91, Ligonier, died Sunday in Alfran Nursing Home, Columbia City. He was born Jan. 1, 1884 in Kosciusko County to Jasper and Mary (Knight) Green. He married Grace Launer in Elkhart Feb. 29, 1936. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired contractor and carpenter and member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Grace; two granddaughters, Mrs. Hugh Geiger, Columbia City, and Miss Rose Michaels, Fort Wayne, as well as nine other grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
Green Dortha M, 70, R. 2, Churubusco, died Saturday at Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., where she and her husband were spending the winter. She was born Jan. 17, 1914 in Noble County, a daughter of Shella and Iva Bell Hursey Rindfusz. She graduated from Manchester College and first taught at Collins, and for 25 years taught third grade at Churubusco. On May 22, 1943 she was married to Wilbur Green and they lived all their life on their present farm in Whitley County. Surviving are the husband; 2 brothers, Frederick, Churubusco, Shella Dale, Columbia City; 2 sister, Mrs. Oscar (Anna) Graves and Mrs. Floyd (Fredona) Graves of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry, and a brother, Charles. Funeral Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 2-?-1984
Green Edwin K, 74, of Holiday Hills Apartments, Cromwell, died today in Lakeland Loving Care Center, Milford. He was born Dec. 17, 1914 in Cromwell, the son of Fred and Blanche (Wilkinson) Green. On Sept. 3, 1945 in Cromwell he married Doris VanAlstine. A lifetime Cromwell area resident, he was a farmer and custodian for Wawasee High School. He was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Knights of Pythias. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Carol Pounds and Meg Amadeo, Cromwell; two sons, Fred of Cromwell and Bill of Woodburn; two sisters, Lois Dodds of Syracuse and Peg Nesbitt of Ligonier; and nine grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-31-1989
Green Emma, about 75, (b. 7-16-1872) died Aug. 3, 1947 at McCray Hospital. The widow of Gordon Green, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ray Avery of Albion, with whom she made her home; a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Compton of Ligonier, and Mrs. Viola Young of San Gabriel, Calif. Funeral Tuesday in St. Markís Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1947
Green Eva, widow of Dr. W. T. Green, a former physician of this city, died at her home in Berkeley Calif. April 15. She is survived by two sons, W. Harvey of Garrett, and John W. of California. + 4-?-1944
Green Fred, 62, eldest son of the late Henry Green, died in South Bend Aug. of ulcers of the stomach. He was president of the Farmers & Merchants Trust Co., and a member of the real estate firm of Green Brothers & Oldfather, and at one time was mayor of the city. His mother, his widow and three children, Will, George and Magdalene, survive. + 8-?-1924
Green Fred, about 55, a farmer living near Cromwell, died May 23, 1947 at the Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Surviving are the wife, Blanche; a son, Edwin near Cromwell; two daughters, Mrs. Stephen Dodds, Lake Wawasee, and Mrs. Delbert Nesbitt, Cromwell; four grandchildren; two brothers, Cleo near Cromwell, and Hobart, Caldwell, Idaho; and three sisters, Mrs. Vassie Lecount, Cromwell, Mrs. James Francisco, Elkhart, and Mrs. Irvin Kline, Three Rivers, Mich. Funeral Monday at Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1947
Green Gordon, 77, lifelong resident of this community, former city marshal and more recently employed by the county highway department, died May 25 while working about his garden. The immediate cause of death was a heart attack which apparently came without warning. Surviving are the widow, Emma; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Avery of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hardenbrook of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Rose Williamson of Toledo, Ohio; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral May 27 at Lutheran Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1942
Green Grace (Michaels), 87, died Friday at Alfran Nursing Home in Columbia City. She was born in Noble County on March 29, 1890 and was a lifelong resident of the Ligonier area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Green, in 1975. They were married in Elkhart on Feb. 29, 1936. Surviving are one son, Charles Michaels, Lake Wawasee; and two granddaughters she raised, Mrs. Hugh (Kay) Geiger, Columbia City, and Rose Michaels, Fort Wayne; 11 other grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church. Services Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Green Harriet, 48 years, 3 months and 14 days, died in this city Nov. 25. She was born in Aurora, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1831 and leaves a husband; 4 children and one sister in Ohio. ^ 11-27-1879
Green Harry, 64, for many years a resident of Ligonier, died in California Sunday. He was for many years a business man of Ligonier, being affiliated with the Farmers & Merchants Trust Co. and a dealer in livestock. He went to Arizona a year ago in search of health. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Arlo Shearer; and a son, Dwight, both of Chicago. The body will be brought to Ligonier for burial. + 5-?-1930
Green Helen, 87, Milwaukee, Wis., died Feb. 5 in that city. Born in Ligonier May 22, 1890, she was the daughter of John H. and Luella (Houghton) Green. She resided a number of years in Ligonier and was a retired school teacher and a member of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church. The only survivor is one sister, Mrs. Eugene (Jessie) Ince, Fresno, Calif. Funeral Feb. 8 in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-5-1978
Green Helen, 84, died March 21, 2007 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on Jan. 26, 1923 to Carl and Martha (Norrine) Hassel. She married Wendell Frederick Green on June 16, 1944 in Washington D.C. He died Oct. 13, 1999. A 1941 graduate of Minneapolis Central High School, during WW II she worked for the U.S. government in the office of the Secretary of Defense. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, VFW Post 2749 and American Legion Post 86 auxiliaries, all in Kendallville. Surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters-in -law, Jeffrey and Pat of Oakland, Calif., Randall and Janet of Romulus, Mich., Thomas and Denise of Fort Wayne, Rick of Phoenix, Ariz., and James of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Priscilla Hagerty of Marshall, Mich., and Sara and Tom Roach of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Ruth Lemke of Minneapolis, Minn., and Margaret Grenhagen of Mankato, Minn.; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Walter and Donald Hassel. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-22-2007
Green Hilda Rupert, 51, a Ligonier school teacher for many years, died early Sunday in Boise, Idaho at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sabin Austin. Also surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Vic Leonhard, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. John Rasor, Boise, Idaho. Funeral Friday at Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 2-?-1947
Green Hobart, 72, of Meridian, Idaho, and a former Cromwell area resident, died of a heart attack July 8. He is survived by his wife, Merle; four sons, two daughters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Cleo A. of Ligonier. Funeral Friday in Chapel of the Chimes in that city. + 7-8-1970
Green Howard "Jim", 71, Allen County, died March 31 in Whitley County Hospital. He was born August 3, 1915 in Noble County and was the son of Emil and Lulu (Nichols) Green. He married Freeda Owen April 13, 1935. He was a farmer and salesman for Moorman Manufacturing for 21 years, retired in 1978. He was a life member of the Belgian Draft Horses of America of Wabash and an Allen County 4-H Club leader for more than 38 years. Surviving are his wife; a son James, and a daughter, Mrs. Tom Trowbridge, Churubusco; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester, Churubusco; and one sister, Ruth Cox of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ferol Coy, a brother, Brun Green, and a sister, Florence Blessing. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. ~ 4-9-1987
Green Jack, 62, a former Cromwell resident, died at his home in Chicago July 11. He was a native of Cromwell, the son of Allen and Agnes Green and had lived in Chicago 25 years where interment was made. He resided east of Cromwell on what is now the Roy Parker farm many years. The widow, a son, a sister, two half-sisters, two half-brothers and five grandchildren survive. + 7-?-1938
Green John W "Bill", 90, of Churubusco, died June 6, 2010 at his home. He was born in Wells County on July 13, 1919, a son of Bruce and Nina (Hawkins) Green. He served with the U.S. Army and was married in Grant County on Sep. 18, 1942 to Almetta Nelson of Van Buren. He was a dairy farmer and the district director for the Ag Stabilization & Conservation Service 1965-1987. He was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church, Lodge 515 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, and the Farmer's Union. He was an airplace pilot. Surviving are his wife; his children, William (Linda) Green of Churubusco, Robert (Dianne) Green of LaOtto, and Jack and Barbara (Kerry) Boggs of Churubusco; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, James; a sister, Dora Bedwell; a daughter-in-law, Nancy (Schenher) Green; a granddaughter, Leslie Green; and a great-granddaughter, Frances Smith. Funeral June 10 at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets & Childs 6-7-2010
Green Julia Etta died on Thursday last at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Green on S. Cavin St. She was aged 22 years, 5 months and 5 days and suffered an illness of about three weeks. She was born in Sparta Twp. Funeral at the family residence on Saturday. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + No date
Green Lucien, 69, native of near Albion and for twenty years a resident of Kendallville, died from a heart attack at St. Josephís Hospital, Fort Wayne June 11. He entered the hospital two weeks ago taking treatment in preparation for a hernia operation. He was born May 31, 1869, the son of Oliver and Eliza Green. Spending his boyhood days on a farm, he moved to Albion where he was married to Miss Laura Baker. Following her death in Albion some time later, he moved to Kendallville about twenty years ago and was married for the second time to Mrs. Kate Stanley, who died five years ago. In Dec. 1937 he was married a third time to Mrs. Pearl Bunge of South Bend. He was a carpenter by trade. He had been serving as deputy assessor of Wayne Twp and at the recent primary election was a candidate for the office. He also served efficiently as a member of the night police force of Kendallville. He was a former member of the Kendallville Masonic Lodge and attended the Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are the widow; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Mary Hardenbrook of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Rose Williams of Toledo, O., and Gordon G. Green of Albion. Funeral Sunday at Miser Funeral Home at Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Green Marjorie H, 82, died last Friday at the Lutheran Home in Fort Wayne. She was a native of Avilla, having moved to Fort Wayne in 1912. She was a retired buyer of childrenís clothes for the old Grand Leader Department Store in Fort Wayne. Surviving is a son, Richard of Park Ridge, Ill. Services were Monday at Klaehnís South Anthony Chapel. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-17-1980 + 1-?-1980
Green Myrtle, 93, died Friday (d. 7-1-1954) in Sacred Heart Home. She was born November 14, 1889 in Corunna, the daughter of Andrew and Mary E. (Cook) Hosler. She was a lifetime resident of that area. She married Willard Owen in 1910 and he died in 1927. She then married Karl Green in 1929 and he died in 1963. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Ewell and Donna Owen, Kendallville, and Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Dembickie, Garrett; two sons, Willard "Buzz" Owen, Kendallville, and Donald Lee Green, Bunker Hill; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Minnie Wilhelm, Elkhart. She was preceded in death by a daughter, six brothers and two sisters. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 5-26-1983 + 5-20-1983
Green Myrtle S, about 71, died July 1, 1954 at about midnight at the home of Mrs. Nettie Grate about two miles southwest of Albion, where she had been living for some time. She was the widow of Harvey Green. For many years she was employed in Albion by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cole at the time they operated the variety store now managed by F. S. Rhoton. Previous to that she and her husband had lived in Garrett for about 20 years. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Frances Young of Burr Oak, Mrs. Daisy Schwab of Albion, and Mrs. Roy Wible of Kendallville. Funeral Sunday at St. Markís Lutheran Church in Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1954
Green Nancy, wife of Porter Green, died at her home near Cromwell May 2, 1884, aged 62 years, 11 months and 14 days. Funeral at Cromwell May 4. She was the mother of Newton W. Green. Albion New Era 5-15-1884
Green Nancy K, 59, of rural Churubusco, died March 14, 2008 at her home. She had worked as a nurse for Dr. Linus Minnick in Churubusco, worked as a postal carrier, and later did painting. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Ege. She was born May 7, 1948 in Fort Wayne to Robert and Erin (Neufer) Schenher. She married Jack Green on Aug. 7, 1971 in Ege. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Angie Green and Brett and Tara Green of Churubusco; a daughter, Emily Green of St. Louis, Mo.; in-laws, John and Almetta Green of Churubusco; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Stan and Linda Schenher of Indianapolis, Jeff and Vicki Schenher and Curt and Dawn Schenher of Churubusco; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Susie and Eric Johnson of Elk Grove, Calif., and Sally and Jim Panyard of Angola; and 3 grandchildren, Jessie, Allison and Katelyn Green. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie, on June 28, 1993. Services Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 3-15-2008
Green Roy C, 88, R. 1, Kendallville, died January 18 at Sacred Heart Home. He was born July 17, 1894 in LaGrange, the son of James D. and Anna Rebecca (Hayes) Green. He married Wava B. Hutchins in Noble County January 1, 1917. She is his only survivor. He was a retired farmer and member of the South Milford United Methodist Church. Services at the church Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-27-1983 + 1-18-1983
Green Steven Kerry, 24, of R. 2. Churubusco was the apparent victim of a hit and run Sunday near the intersection of Interstate 69 and exit 116th St., Indianapolis. He was born at Columbia City on June 6, 1957, the son of Frederick K. and Marleen Fulk Green. Survivors include the father and stepmother of Churubusco, the mother, Marleen Weeks of Columbia City; two brothers Fred K. Jr., of Columbia City and Myron of Churubusco; two sisters, Cheryl Haines of Columbia City and Paula Byerley of Avilla; two half-brothers, Leslie Clingerman and Todd Clingerman of Columbia City; and grandparents, Charles Green and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fulk of Churubusco, and Mrs. Peggy Oswald of Lima, Ohio. Services Wednesday at Hollingsworth Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 5-6-1982
Green Thirza F was born in LaGrange County Nov. 29, 1857, the daughter of Lewis and Fidelia Seely, and died at her home in Albion at 10 p.m. March 26, 1926, aged 68 years, 3 months and 27 days. She married Arthur Green on Nov. 29, 1882. They had one child, Mabel, who is the wife of Darl Steller, now living in Kendallville. She leaves the husband; daughter; 2 grandsons, Frederick and Winton Steller; one sister, Mrs. Lou Hayes; and one brother, Charles, both living on farms north and east of Albion. Funeral at the home on Monday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 3-?-1926
Green Thomas H Jr., 57, died May 12, in Wakefield, Mass. A native of Ligonier, he was the son of Mrs. Thomas H. Green (the former Helen Schaab) who survives in Fort Wayne. He was a grandson of pioneer Auburn merchant William H. Schaab and a nephew of William H. Schaab, 832 Midway Dr., Auburn. He was a frequent Auburn visitor. He attended Harvard College and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1946. He was associate clinical professor of gynecology at Harvard Medical School and a medical textbook author. Survivors also include his wife; two daughters; a son; a brother; and sister. Services were last Friday in Wakefield. + 5-?-1980
Green Todd E, 14, R. 1, Cromwell, a seventh grade student at West Noble Middle School, was fatally injured Friday as a tractor upset on him in Indian Village, 2 1/2 miles south of here. The mishap occurred on the farm of Mrs. Lois Martin, whose son, Kim Martin, a teacher in the West Noble Middle School, also is engaged in farming. Todd was born Jan. 27, 1967 in South Bend, a son of Erving E. and Carole A. (Yoder) Green. He came to this area a year ago from Eagle Lake, Fla., to reside with his father. Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Earl A. Allen, Eagle Lake; three brothers, Matthew Q. Green of Cromwell, Jamie Allen, Eagle Lake, and Terry Allen, Indianapolis; and two sisters, Suzette M. and Beth Ann Allen, both Eagle Lake. Services Tuesday in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Green Wava B, 92, died March 25 in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in Noble County July 22, 1896, the daughter of Jonas M. and Ida May (Randol) Hutchins. She married Roy C. Green Jan. 1, 1917 in Noble County, and he died in 1983. She had lived most of her life in Noble County and was a member of South Milford United Methodist Church, where she was organist for more than 50 years. Only nieces and nephews survive. Services March 21 in South Milford United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-4-1989 + 3-25-1989
Green William H, 67, former Albion resident and son of the late Dr. and Mrs. William Green, died Saturday at his home in Garrett. He had retired from the B&O as a brakeman and had been ill seriously for the last two weeks. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Wesley Brotherhood Class of the Garrett Church and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are the widow, Myrtle; and a brother, Dr. John W. Green, Vallejo, Calif. Funeral Monday at McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-?-1951
Green William H, 69, manager of the Ligonier Dairy for the past 40 years, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. Death was due to uremic poisoning which developed following an ulcer operation. Survivors include his widow; a son, James, in Cincinnati, O.; a brother, George; and a sister, Miss Magdalene; both of Ligonier; and 2 granddaughters. + 12-?-1956
Green William T, 60, senator of Albion, died last night of pneumonia after a brief illness. Eulogies will be pronounced in both houses and resolutions of condolence adopted. Immediate adjournment will then be taken as a mark of respect to the senator. Noble County loses one of its oldest and best known practitioners. He ranked high in his own profession throughout northeastern Indiana. He was born March 29, 1857, in Waynestown, Ind. He received his preliminary education in the schools of that town. At the age of 16 he went to Fort Wayne and spent three years as a student of the Methodist College. His father, Samuel T. Green, was a successful physician and when the son decided to follow his fatherís footsteps, the future state senator took a two yearís course in chemistry at Purdue University. He then entered Rush Medical college at Chicago and was graduated two years later with high honors. Soon after this he opened an office at Brimfield, later at different times being located at Rome City and Wolcottville. In 1883 he move to Albion to succeed Dr. Leonard, and the county seat has been his home ever since. Senator Green was a member of the Noble County Medical Society and the Indiana State Medical Association. He was active in the work of both organizations. During the administration of Pres. Harrison and part of Clevelandís, he served on the U. S. Board of pension examiners. He resigned so as to be able to devote more time to his practice. He served on term as secretary to the Noble County Board of Health. * January 1917
Greenawalt A Clayton, 84, of LaGrange, died Saturday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was born in Noble County Oct. 16, 1904, the son of James and Libbie (Patterson) Greenawalt. On May 26, 1929 in LaGrange he married Alma K. Lumm. He had lived in Topeka until 1985 when he moved to LaGrange. He was retired from T. O. Nelson Ford Agency in Topeka and was a member of the First Church of God, LaGrange. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Gola Gonser of LaGrange; and a brother, Raymond of Goshen. Services Wednesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 12-24-1988
Greenawalt Elizabeth, 61, of R. 1, Rome City, died this afternoon in Lakeside Hospital at Kendallville. She was admitted Monday for treatment of an acute gall bladder complication. Surviving are the husband, James; three daughters, Mrs. Jacob Longnecker of Kendallville, Mrs. Willis Gonser of Rome City and Polly at home; and four sons, Glenn and Raymond at home, Harlo of South Milford, and Clayton of Topeka. The body was taken to Topeka where funeral arrangements will be made. + 2-?-1942
Greenawalt Polly B, 73, of Topeka, died Saturday in LaGrange Hospital. Born June 14, 1908 in Noble County, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Patterson) Greenawalt. A lifetime Topeka area resident, she was a retired telephone operator and news correspondent for Topeka. She was a member of the First Church of God in LaGrange. Surviving are two sisters, Gola Gonser of LaGrange and Leona Gates of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two brothers, Clayton of Topeka and Raymond of Goshen. Services Tuesday in Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Topeka. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 12-12-1981
Greenawalt Roger L, 67, died Jan. 28 in Orlando, Fla. A resident of Muncie, he had been vacationing in Florida with his wife Vinita. He was a LaGrange County native and had been an educator and school administrator for 43 years before retirement in 1975. His teaching career included schools in Avilla, Mongo, Cutler, Albany and Muncie. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Anita) Timbrook and Judith Kay Greenawalt, both Peoria, Ill.; two sisters Misses Gertrude and Agnes Greenawalt, both LaGrange County; two brothers, Cletus and Lawrence, also LaGrange County; and two grandsons. Services Feb. 1 at the Parson Mortuary, Muncie. ~ 2-10-1977
Greene Betty J, 44, of Huntertown, died July 6 in McCray Hospital. She was born in Garrett Aug. 8, 1933 to Charles and Madeline Hofferman Guinn. She married Charles Greene March 17, 1949 and they have always lived in Huntertown. She was employed 10 years at Byron Health Center, retiring in 1977 because of illness. She is survived by her husband, Charles; five daughters, Mrs. Keith Williams of Huntertown, Mrs. Robert Hughes and Mrs. Diane Allen of Fort Wayne, Vickie and Linda, at home; one son, Michael at home; and five grandchildren. Services at Sheets Funeral Home July 7. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 7-6-1978 + 7-6-1978
Greene Daisy E, 55, widow of Homer Greene, Kingsland, died Aug. 3 of a heart ailment at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dale Smith, Kendallville. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Weirick of Fort Wayne and Mrs. John Ford, Mrs. Raymond Hart and Mrs. Smith of this city; four brothers, Cash Rollins, Larwill, Hoddie Rollins of Indianapolis, John Rollins of Fort Wayne, and Sanford Rollins, this city; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral Friday. Burial, Garrison Cemetery near Churubusco. + 8-?-1938
Greene Juanita L, 80, of LaPorte, and formerly of Ligonier, died Friday in LaGrange Hospital. She was a retired bookkeeper for Billís Lumber Co. in Elkhart. Her first husband, Paul Ridenour, died in 1948. her second husband, George Greene, died in 1967. Surviving are a son, Lewis G. Ridenour of LaPorte; a brother; and two grandchildren. Services today in LaPorte. + 1-8-1988
Greene Julia Lucier, 73, Rome City, died today in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born May 3, 1901 in Abilene, Kan. to Phillip Oliver and Mary (Vinlove) Lucier. She married Francis Leo Greene June 15, 1921 in Kansas. He died in Sept. 1953. She moved to Noble County 10 years ago from Pierceton, Ind. She was a retired employee of United Telephone Co. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Patricia) Williams, Redding, Calif., Mrs. Brent (Janet) Fox, Rome City, Mrs. Charles (Paula) Knott, N. Main St.; a son, James L. Greene, Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Wade, Rome City, Mrs. Jenny Fittenger, Harrington, Kan., Miss Bernedette, Abilene , and Mrs. Catherine Schuelzki, Wellington, Kan.; three brothers, Charles, Kansas City, Kan., Fritz, Boulder, Colo., and Sid, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral mass Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1974
Greene Richard E, 63, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Thursday in Goshen General Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1923 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Thomas and Ruth (Bansill) Greene. On Jan. 20, 1951 in Battle Creek he married Bonnie Bauman. He moved to the Ligonier area in 1977 from Augusta, Mich. He was a WW II Navy veteran and executive vice president of Lyon & Greenleaf Co. of Ligonier. He was a member of Gull Lake Bible Church, Hickory Corner, Mich. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Jane) Talmage of Midwest City, Okla.; his stepmother, Bernice Greene of Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) Pratt of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Norman (Kay) Warnike of Montgomery, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Services Monday in Schuleter Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek. + 4-3-1986
Greene Thomas Ray, 88, 107 E. Third St., died Aug. 29 at Strawberry Village Nursing Home. He was born on Sept. 23, 1886, a son of Ben and Jane (Miller) Greene. He was born in Ligonier and spent most of his life in this area. He lived in Tampa, Fla. for several years. He was married to Ruth Robinson and she died in 1972. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Ligonier and was a retired postal worker. Surviving is one cousin, Mrs. Wildred (Beulah) Wilson of Cromwell. Services Sunday at Werker Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-29-1975
Greenlee Joe A Sr, 62, was born June 9, 1912 and was an employee of the Public Service Company of Indiana for 18 years. In 1947 he established the Greenlee Furniture and Appliance Co. He was a past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge and on the board of trustees of the lodge, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, Union City Council for 12 years, director of the Farmers State Bank in Union City, on the city planning commission and a member of the First Christian Church where he was a deacon and board member. He was the father of Dr. Joe A. Greenlee, recently of Avilla and Kendallville, now a resident of Carmel. Other survivors are another son, Dr. James R., Bloomington; one sister, Martha Greenlee, Muncie; four brothers, Woodrow, Muncie, Von, Kelseyville, Calif., Everett, North Ridge, Calif., and Ben, Glendale, Calif.; and nine grandchildren. Services Tuesday in the First Christian Church, Union City. Burial, Union City Cemetery. ~ 8-22-1974 + 8-?-1974
Greeno Ethel, 94, died Monday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born in DeKalb County on Feb. 25, 1893, she was the daughter of Henry and Rose (Gregg) Diehm. She married Romie Greeno on March 22, 1911. He died Dec. 12, 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walda (Arlene) Nelson of Wolcottville; a son, Bob of LaGrange; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-2-1987
Greeno Romie F, 91, of 114 Shalley Dr. died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in LaGrange County Dec. 18, 1887, he was the son of John and Flora (VanPelt) Greeno. He married Ethel Diehm March 22, 1911. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Waldo (Arlene) Nelson of Wolcottville; a son, Robert of Angola; a brother, Wayne VanPelt; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
Greenwalt George, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greenwalt, Lisle St., was drowned in a gravel pit near Altona Tuesday evening. Funeral will be from the Nazarene Church Friday. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. A native of Kendallville, he was born April 16, 1918 and is survived by the parents and a sister, Dorothy. ^ 7-5-1934
Greenwalt George, 59, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died Nov. 4 at McCray Hospital. Surviving are four sons, Robert, John, Earl and Richard; and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel May Helmer; two brothers, Charles and Jacob. Services were Monday. + 11-?-1950
Greenwalt Isabelle, 88, of Ashley, died Sept. 19, 2006 in Kendallville. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and a former member of OES. She was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Archbold, Ohio to Frank and Ada Rupp. She married James R. Greenwalt on Sept. 6, 1947 in Fort Wayne. He died Aug. 15, 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Greenwalt of South Bend; and a son, Harry Greenwalt of Ashley. She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry, on April 14, 1992. Services Friday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-21-2006
Greenwalt Louisa, 78, widow of the late Jacob Greenwalt and a resident of this city the past 60 years, died at her home, corner Lisle and Garden Streets from complications. Louisa Brink was born Oct. 5, 1855 in Ohio. She resided there during the early years of her life and was united in marriage with Jacob Greenwalt, a veteran of the Civil War. He died 5 years ago last Christmas Day. Surviving are 3 sons, Charles, Jacob and George, all of this city; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday from the late home. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 1-5-1934
Greenwalt Ralph, 71, died Thursday in Garrett Hospital. He had lived in Garrett since 1913 and resided at 120 S. Cowen St. He was born near Churubusco Aug. 12, 1904 to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Greenwalt. He married Geraldine Bianski in Coldwater, Mich., April 20, 1925. He was an electrician and a member of the Eagles, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett and the Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include the widow: one daughter, Marilyn McCorkle, Garrett; one son, James, Ely, Minn.; and one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Freeman, Portland, Ore. Services Monday in St. Joseph Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 6-17-1976
Greenwell George Jr., 81, of Columbia City died June 26, 2008 in Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. He had been employed at Marhoeffer Packing Co. in Fort Wayne for 4 years and the Allen County Power Plant for 18 years. He was a member of Churubusco American Legion and VFW posts. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was born May 7, 1927 in Allen County to George and Orpha (Johnson) Greenwell. Surviving are his former wife, Evelyn Rollins of Columbia City; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and John Helblig of Huntington and Alice and Merlin Rice of Wolf Lake; and 6 grandchildren. Services Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-27-2008
Greenwell Mable M, 64, Fort Wayne, died Thursday in St. Josephís Hospital. She was the widow of Raymond Greenwell. A native of Noble County, she is survived by six daughters, Phyllis Gilbert, Raecine Mary Brockhaus and Donna High, all Fort Wayne, Betty Jean Bingham, Churubusco, Penda King of Spencerville and Lebeina Dianne King, Huntertown; two brothers, Albert of New Haven and Wilbur Croy of England; and two sisters, Mildred Foote of Churubusco and Ethel Byerley of Huntertown. Services Monday in Krider-Workman Chapel, Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 1-27-1983
Greenwell Perry died at McCray Hospital. Funeral was at the Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Greenwell operated a grocery south of Lisbon for about two years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, two sisters and a brother. ~ 1-11-1951 + 1-?-1951
Greenwood Esther H, 89, died Monday in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She had been a rural Leo resident. She was active for many years in the Allen County Mental Health Association starting its "Adopt-A-Patient" program. She was born in Kendallville on Nov. 11, 1897 to Otto and Mina (Leper) Klemm. On Nov. 14, 1915 she married Harold E. Greenwood in Kendallville. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Virginia L.; 4 brothers, Lincoln, Bob, Paul and Dwight; and a sister, Ethel. She is survived by a daughter, Lois Greenwood Howard, Ph.D., of Kent, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Eldah Boyer of Laguna Hills, Calif.; 3 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She taught agriculture extension courses at Purdue and Indiana Universities. Services Friday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-1-1987
Greenwood Harold Elroy, 91, died Monday in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. He formerly made his home at R. 1, Leo. He was born July 3, 1894 in Millersburg, Ind. to Oliver and Martha (Wagner) Long. He married Esther Klemm in Kendallville on Nov. 14, 1915. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Dr. Lois Greenwood Howard, Kent, Conn.; and two half-brothers, Aurice and Don Long. He was preceded in death by a half-brother and a daughter, Virginia Lee, who died in 1938. He was a member of the Waterloo Church of Christ and the Quiet Birdman Association for pilots. He was co-owner of the Greenwood-Creager Automotive Garage in Kendallville 1909-1912. In the 1920-30ís he owned and operated a Plymouth dealership in Harlan. In 1916 he built a replica of the Wright brothers glider which is still housed in a Fort Wayne museum. He owned and operated one of the first flying services in the area during the 1920ís. During WW II, he gave up his business to work as a volunteer mechanic and test pilot for the Civil Air Patrol. Funeral at Feller Funeral Home in Waterloo Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-23-1985
Greenwood Martha Ellen, 84, Ashley, died May 12 at DeKalb Hospital. She was born in Avilla on May 21, 1912 to Albert and Minnie (Diehm) Keck. On Nov. 25, 1937 she married Walter L. Greenwood at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. She lived in the Ashley community for 54 years and was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of rural Hudson. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Carol) Snyder of Auburn, Mrs. Jerry (Sharon) Ely of Pioneer, Ohio, and Mrs. William (Dianna) Campbell of Wabash; 3 sisters, Lucille Isabelle of Flat Rock, Mich., Elsie Keck of Auburn, and Roseanna Koch of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A grandchild, Ramonda Jean Platter, preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday at Prince of Peace Church. Burial, Circle Cemetery, Hudson. ~ 5-15-1997
Greenwood Walter L, 83, of Ashley, died May 16 at DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Steuben County on Dec. 17, 1914. His parents were Glenn and Edna (Lemmon) Greenwood. He was a truck driver for over 30 years. He and Martha Ellen Keck were married in the Avilla Lutheran Church on Nov. 25, 1937. She died May 12, 1997. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Carol) Snyder of Auburn and Mrs. Jerry (Sharon) Ely of Pioneer, Ohio; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Don; 2 sisters, Glida Lochamire and Olive Reese; and a granddaughter, Ramonda Jean Platter. Services Wednesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Burial, Circle Cemetery, Hudson. ~ 6-4-1998
Greer James was the youngest son of James and Agnes Greer and was born in Burhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland, March 6, 1837. When he was about seven years of age his parents emigrated to this country and settled at Mt. Holly. N.J. Here he was brought up, educated in the common schools and apprenticed to a mechanic. Later he removed with his parents to Philadelphia, where he worked at his trade. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1860 he was licensed as a local preacher by the Rev. P. Coomes. During the Civil War he served as chaplain of the Corn Exchange Regiment which took so prominent a part in the battle of Antietam. He came to Indiana in 1863 and served as a supply on the St. Joseph Mission near Fort Wayne, and in 1864 he was received on trial in this Conference. He served many area churches including Albion and Kendallville. He was married to Elizabeth M. Ashley near Fort Wayne Dec. 15, 1864. They had four children, the oldest, Agnes, dying in Wabash July 11, 1886. He died Dec. 18, 1888. Funeral at Warsaw in the same building where he was ordained elder. His remains were interred in Fort Wayne. + 12-8-1888
Greer Jim A, 52, died Nov. 29, 2008 at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He worked for 20 years with Group Dekko in Kendallville. Since 2006 he had been co-owner, vice president and general manager of Electri-Tec in Angola. He graduated from Central Noble High School in 1975 and was a member of Sugar Creek Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in South Whitley and the Elks Lodge in Columbia City. He was born June 30, 1956 in Whitley County to Howard and Wynemia (McDonald) Greer. He married Cindy Hively on Oct. 4, 1996 in Columbia City. Surviving are his mother in Albion; his wife; 2 stepsons; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, JoEllen and Randy Reeve of Albion, Susan Sparks of Merriam and Cathy and Mark Weeks of Vicksburg, Mich.; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Stephanie, Jay and Patty and John and Tammy Greer of Albion; and 2 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Columbia City Church of the Nazarene. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-2-2009
Greer Marchella Jean "Sally", 60, of Hicksville, Ohio, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital. Born May 16, 1925 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Anton and Florence (Nartker) Soboslay. On June 5, 1951 in Reno, Nev. she married Max Greer. A resident of Hicksville 17 years, she graduated from Auburn High School in 1943. She attended Indiana University and UCLA and has been employed as a bridal consultant at Wolf & Dessauer and systems analyst for the United States National Bank in Pasadena, Calif. Surviving are her husband; a son, Peter; a brother, William J. "Bill" of Kendallville. Services Friday at Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. Burial, Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. + 2-?-1986
Gregg Ealy B, 80, widow of William R. Gregg, died Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Morton, in Lakewood, O. Her deceased husband was city treasurer here for several terms. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1940 & 1-?-1941
Gregory Earl, 73, R. 1, Albion, died Monday (d. 12-15-1975) at McCray Hospital. He was the son of Henry and Conzeda (Payton) Gregory, born June 5, 1902 in Wolf County, Ky. He married Irene Halsey on Sept. 4, 1929 in Rexville, Ky. He had been an area resident for the past 34 years. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Milo (Frances) Stump, R. 1, Churubusco, Mrs. Dowane (Inez) Alfrey, Conneaut, Ohio, Mrs. Gail (Betty) Winebrenner, Albion, and Mrs. Larry (Brenda) Hughes, Churubusco; two sons, Lenville, Albion, and Norman, Churubusco; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at Albion Wesleyan Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1975
Gregory Mary, 81, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Fisher, Avilla, from dropsy. For 24 years she and Mr. Gregory lived on a farm northwest of Avilla. Five years ago they moved here to reside. Surviving are the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Fisher, Avilla, and Mrs. Nettie Moree, Los Angeles, Cal.; a son, Andrew of Union City, Mich. Funeral Thursday from the Avilla Evangelical Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 11-14-1934
Gregory Myrtle Bernice, daughter of Andrew and Ruha Gregory, was born Jan. 11, 1907 near Wolf Lake. Since she was 2 Ĺ she has lived with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gregory of Allen Twp. On the evening of Jan. 30 a short time after returning from the Germany School where she is a pupil she met with the terrible accident which cause her death. While trying to rekindle a fire the kerosene can exploded, enveloping her in flames. She was only 10 years and 19 days of age and is survived by her parents; a sister Marguerite; a half-brother, Forest; and her grandparents. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~2-7-1917
Gregory Ruth Gene, 76, died Nov. 12, 2001 at LaGrange Community Hospital. An artist and seamstress, she was born March 5, 1925 in Indianapolis to Wilhelm and Elfriede (Herlich) Eckstein. Surviving are two brothers, Fred Eckstein of Mooresville and Walter Gregory of Wheaton, Ill.; and her lifelong friend, Mary Boylan. Services Thursday at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 11-14-2001
Greider Carl B, 63, of Pierceton, died of complications Monday in his home. He was born in Whitley County on April 8, 1898, the son of Edwin and Luella (Snoke) Greider. He was married to Vida Kissinger. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Lavon and Leo of Pierceton; two brothers, Howard of Cromwell, and Reginald of Pierceton; one sister, Mrs. Dwight Newberry of Pierceton; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. Services today in Harris-Troxel Funeral Home at North Webster. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 12-?-1961
Greider Clarence L, 64, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital. He was the founder and senior partner of Greider & Greider Certified Public Accountants, Fort Wayne and LaGrange and a member of Avalon Missionary Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Cindy, Fort Wayne; three sons, David and Don, Fort Wayne, and Thomas of Logan UT; his mother, Dolly Hobson, Avilla; a brother, Paul Bennett, Fort Wayne; and three sisters, Marjorie Ponessa, CA; Martha Cox, Avilla and Doris Hobson, Rome City. Services Friday in Avalon Missionary Church. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery. ~ 9-15-1983
Greider Fred Mrs., 69, died Saturday at her home near Correllís Corners south of Cromwell on State Road No. 5. Surviving are her husband; son, Morris at home; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Butler of near Etna; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in North Webster. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 3-?-1946
Greider Harold L (PFC) was born March 27, 1921 and died Aug. 9, 1943 in Sicily. Graveside services Aug. 12, 1948. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 8-9-1943
Greider Henry Lewis, 85, a resident of near Spear Lake south of Cromwell, died Sunday in a Logansport hospital. A former school teacher, he had spent most of his life in this community. Rites were held in the home of a brother, Jethro, with whom he had resided, Wednesday. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery near their home. Surviving are the brother and 9 nieces and nephews. + 8-?-1948
Greider Henry, 76, of near Lake Wawasee, died at Goshen Hospital Sunday due to a heart attack. He was born near Milford July 15, 1879 to Fred and Katherine (Warble) Greider. On July 3, 1918, he married Vera Hire in North Webster. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Wynone Tague of Wawasee Lake and Mrs. Katherine Tague of Cromwell; one sister, Myrtle of Wawasee; and two grandsons. Services at Troxel Funeral Home in North Webster Wednesday. Burial was in Salem at Wilmot. + 6-?-1956
Greider Howard J, 67, of Cromwell, died Saturday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born July 15, 1901 in Whitley County, the son of Edwin and Louella (Snoke) Greider and he had resided in Cromwell the past nine years, moving here from near Wilmot. He was married Oct. 2, 1940 in Marion, Ind. to Stella Walls. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are the widow; a son, Edwin of North Webster; and a sister, Mrs. Nora Greider, R. 1, Larwill. Services Monday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1968
Greider Jethro, 86, Cromwell, died Sunday in Whitley County Hospital of injuries suffered on Saturday morning in a two-car-crash at the intersection of State Road 8 and the Broadway Road approximately two miles southeast of Cromwell. The other driver was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way. He was born near Wilmot and was a farmer and carpenter, a great lover of wildlife. His wife died in 1916. Surviving are 2 nieces and 6 nephews. Funeral Wednesday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 12-?-1957
Greider Minnie E, 90, a lifetime resident of the Cromwell area, died in a Wilmot nursing home Monday. She was born near Cromwell Oct. 22, 1869, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Airgood) Moore. She married William Greider Aug. 13, 1889. He died in 1933. Surviving are a son, Meredith of near Cromwell; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1960
Greider Rosa, 72, of near North Webster, died from a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday at McDonald Hospital, Warsaw. A lifelong resident of the North Webster community, she was born Sept. 11, 1875, the daughter of Frederick and Sarah Greider. Surviving are two brothers, Jethro and Lewis, residing south of Cromwell at Spear Lake, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday at Troxel Funeral Home in North Webster. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery. + 2-?-1948
Greiser Herbert J, 71, R. 3, Kendallville, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born Oct. 23, 1904 in Fort Wayne to William and Elizabeth (Mollet) Greiser. On Oct. 12, 1929 he married Mildred Fisher in Fort Wayne. He had been manager of Acme Fast Freight. He retired in 1968. He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church in Albion and the Second Time Around Club and was past president of the Fort Wayne Transportation Club. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Glass, R. 3, Kendallville; and three granddaughters, Paula, Ann and Jo Ellen Glass. A sister and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday at Asbury Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-?-1975
Greiser Mildred Rebecca, 96, died Sept. 26, 2001 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion and worked as a tour guide at Gene Stratton Porter Memorial in Rome City. She was a Decatur High School graduate. She was born in Decatur on March 23, 1905 to Amos and Nellie (Dutcher) Fisher. On Oct. 12, she married Herbert John Greiser at Simpson United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. He died Nov. 11, 1975. A sister, Florence Cross, is also deceased. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Paul Glass of Kendallville; 3 granddaughters and their husbands, Paula and Karl Steiner, Elizabeth and Gregg Barnard and JoEllen and Brian DeCamp; 8 great-grandchildren, Meghan and Abigail Steiner, Ian and Evan Barnard and Brianna, Claire, Paige and Kathryn DeCamp. Services Saturday at First Christian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 9-26-2001
Gretzinger Amanda, 88, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella Harvey. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louis Rensch of near Avilla. Funeral will be Sunday at the local Evangelical Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. She was a resident of Noble County 85 years, coming here from Richland County, O., with her parents when 3 years of age. Her husband, George, died 10 years ago. The body was brought to Avilla to the home of a niece, Mrs. Charles Brumbaugh, where it now lies in state. ^ 12-22-1934
Gretzinger Andrew, an old soldier, died this morning. He was nearly 75 years old, lacking less than a month of having reached that age. 9-15-1910 Funeral was held from the residence on Wood St. this afternoon and was attended by every veteran in the city who was able to be out of doors. The post hired 3 extra carriages and met at Cainís Livery Barn, from which place they were taken to the house. ^ 9-17-1910
Gretzinger Charles E, about 78, (b. 11-5-1869) died Jan. 24, 1948 at his home here. He was a lifelong resident of our community. Previous to establishing his home in Albion he had for many years been a farmer of York Twp. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. His only survivors are an aunt, Mrs. Enoch Hoff of Howe, and several cousins. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Gretzinger George was born in Wurttemberg, Germany on July 8, 1837. He died at his home in Brimfield, Ind. on Oct. 13, making his age 58 years, 2 months and 22 days. In his early youth he with his parents emigrated to America, landing at Philadelphia from where shortly afterwards his parents with a colony of other German families moved and settled in Va., but subsequently moved to Mahoning County, Ohio where he spent the major portion of his younger days. At the age of about 17 he moved, settling at Kendallville and has since resided in this county. He was married on March 16, 1863 to Mary J. Carr. They had a daughter, now Mrs. Minnie Weingart, and a son, Charles E., who with their mother survive him. He also leaves a brother in this county and a sister at Youngstown, Ohio. Funeral at his farm residence in York Twp on Tuesday. Burial, Albion. ^ 10-18-1895
Gretzinger George W was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, Feb. 1, 1835, died March 1, 1900, aged 65 years and 1 month. In May 1844, when ten years of age, he came to America with his parents, the family settling in Mahoning County, Ohio, where they resided until 1854 when he removed with his parents to Noble County. On Feb. 2, 1860, he was married to Elizabeth Isbell, and in 1865 they moved on a farm four miles west of this city where they resided thirty-four years. They had four children, two of whom are living, Mrs. Mattie Bender of Toledo, Ohio, and William of this county. He leaves a wife, a son and daughter, three grandchildren, four brothers. Funeral from Zion Chapel near his residence under the auspices of the IOOF of this city, March 4. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1900
Gretzinger Laura C died Sunday at Lakeside Hospital in Kendallville. She was born in Albion May 18, 1870 to Elijah and Rachel Coats and lived near and in Albion all her life. She was 69 years, 9 months and 7 days old at the time of her death. As a young woman she was married to Ernest Burns and was preceded in death by him years ago. For some years following his death she was engaged in the grocery business in the building now occupied by the Noble County Democrat. On Nov. 12, 1913 she was married to Charles E. Gretzinger. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Rebecca Lodge, and Pythian Sisters. She is survived by her husband, a brother, Reason B., and several nephews and nieces. + 2-?-1940
Greve Susie Irene, 87, of Blue Lake near Churubusco, died February 11, 2007 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born May 19, 1919 in Wayne Twp, Noble County, to William E. and Vesta E. (Beckbarger) Ackerman. She married Donald W. Greve on November 2, 1946. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy Powers of New York City and Don and Rosie Greve of Churubusco; 2 daughters, Carol Collingsworth and Wanda Jett of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters. Services Wednesday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-12-2007
Grey Harold A, 44, Kendallville, died at his residence Monday. He was born May 15, 1943 in Kendallville. He married Alice Porter on Dec. 16, 1961 in Ligonier. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife; his father, Harold C. of Syracuse; his mother, Alice B. (Hamman) Grey of Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. David (Julie) Cooley of Rome City; a son, Chris of Monticello; a sister, Janet Shipley of Kendallville; a brother, Stanley Grey of Kendallville; and a grandson, Stephen Cooley. + 3-21-1988 + 3-21-1988
Grice Richard L Jr, 67, of Kendallville, died March 24, 2008 at his residence. He was a former member of the Sons of the Legion in Niles, Mich., and in Webster, Fla. He had worked as a cook in Kissimmee, Fla. He was born Nov. 22, 1940 in Niles, Mich., to Richard L. and Virginia (Hartline) Grice. On Nov. 29, 1960 in Benton Harbor, Mich., he married Sandra Moore. Surviving are his wife; his mother, Virginia Waite, of Niles, Mich.; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Tim Wooten of Ada, Ohio; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Tammy Grice of Watervliet, Mich., Tony and Nancy Grice of Rome City, Sean and Cindy Grice of Reed, Kan.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Phyllis Grice of South Bend. He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Richard. Services Friday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-26-2008
Grice Willie died on Thursday last. He has been an invalid for many years; his disease was what is commonly called falling fits. His death was a blessing to himself and a great relief to his parents. ^ 1-27-1881
Griebel Anna R, daughter of John and Mary Nickerson Busz, was born in Green Twp Oct. 9, 1863. There were 13 children in the family, only three of whom survive: Mrs. James Stephenson of Albion, Mrs. Leslie Moore of Elkhart and Arthur Busz of Huntington. As a young woman she married Howard Campbell and they had two sons, Homer of Fort Wayne, and Albert of Callaway, Minn. While the sons were very small he was killed in a railroad accident. Some years later she was married to William Doolittle, and they had two daughters, Mrs. A. E. Stevens and Mrs. W. H. Radke, who with 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. In later years she married William Griebel of Fort Wayne. He died in 1927. She died Oct. 28, 72 years and 19 days of age. Funeral last Thursday at Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1935
Griebel Norma V, 85, died May 17, 2008 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Green Twp, she worked for Sears Roebuck & Co., retiring in 1983. She was a graduate of Huntertown High School and member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Survivors include her spouse, Jack Griebel; son, Steven (Susan) Griebel of Rome City; daughters, Gloria (John) McCauley of Tucson, Ariz., and Debra (Ray) Light of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (LaVera) McCoy of Avilla; and sister, Ruth (Tom) Motter of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chauncey and Virgie (DeHoff) McCoy; brother, Richard McCoy; and sister, Phyllis. Services Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Journal Gazette 5-18-2008
Griebel William, 79, was stricken with apoplexy while mowing his lawn last Tuesday and died a few minutes later. He had been a resident of Albion but a few weeks, having married Mrs. Rebecca Ann Bennedict, formerly Miss Rebecca Ann Busz. The Journal-Gazette has the following to say: William Griebel, commander of Bass-Lawton Post No. 40, G.A.R., was born in Fort Wayne and lived all of his life in this city until a few weeks ago, when he moved to Albion for residence. He had made his home in this city at 1219 Taylor St. for more than 40 years. He was a contractor and followed this profession until eight years ago when he retired. When a young man he enlisted for service in the Civil War, being one of the youngest of Allen County recruits. It was because of his age that he was not able to enter the service until the last year of the war. He enlisted in Company G, One hundred fifty-second Indiana Infantry. He was married twice, his first wife being Mary Mosher. Her death occurred 10 years ago. Two months age he married Mrs. Rebecca Ann Bennedict of this city, who survives. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Services at the home Thursday. + 7-?-1927
Griems Frank A, 84, died August 29 at Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was born February 3, 1899 in Avilla, the son of Carl and Mary (Albaugh) Griems. He married Lena M. Pasel in Avilla September 6, 1922. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Glen (Eileen) Bowman, Decatur, Mrs. William (Helen) Cook, Rome City, and Mrs. Raymond (Susie) Marchand, LaGrange; a son, Frank Jr., Greeley, CO; two sisters, Edna Glass, Kendallville, and Mrs. Harold (Beulah) Ritter, Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Roy, Pleasant Lake; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Services September 1 in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. ~ 9-8-1983 + 8-29-1983
Griems Lena M, 85, died June 11 at LaGrange Hospital. She was born March 18, 1899 in Garrett, the daughter of Theodore and Rickie (Dach) Pasel. She married Frank A. Griems Sept. 6, 1922 in Avilla. He died Aug. 29, 1983. A member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange, she had moved there from Stroh in 1942. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Glen (Eileen) Bowman, Decatur, Mrs. William (Helen) Cook, Rome City, and Mrs. Raymond (Susie) Marshand of LaGrange; a son, Frank Jr., Greeley, Colo.; three sisters, Alvina Inman and Clara Griems, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Charles (Kate) Dame, Garrett; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Three brothers and eight sisters preceded her in death. Services June 14 in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. ~ 6-21-1984
Grieser Velma E, 92, died Sept. 18, 2002 at Kendallville Manor Healthcare. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Kendallville. She was born near Woodburn on Oct. 30, 1909 to George and Ida (Fergusen) Cook. She married Raymond Noah Grieser on Nov. 29, 1928. He died July 30, 1970. Surviving are 5 daughters and a son-in-law, Doloras Barnes of Topeka, Kan., Della Caldwell of Largo, Fla., Gloria Sutton of Kendallville, Ires Robinson of Three Rivers, Mich., and Lora and Robert Schiffli of Waterloo; one son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Teresa Grieser of Land O'Lakes, Fla.; 2 sisters, Martha Perry of Columbia City and Elva Cook of Albion; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rayma Hassing in 1984, and a son, Dareold Grieser in 1956. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-19-2002
Griesinger Susan, 78, died April 15 at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake, following a heart attack. Funeral at Salem Church at Wilmot Sunday. + 4-?-1943
Griffey Minnie Wicker, 73, of Wabash, died May 5, 2009 at her residence. She had worked as a nurses' aide for 12 years at McCray Hospital in Kendallville. She was born March 25, 1936 in Wheelwright, Ky., to Gradis and Edda (Berry) Yates. On Oct. 9, 1953 she married Frank Wicker. He died May 5, 1958. She married Moses Griffey on Sept. 9, 1989. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lena and Tim Huelsenbeck of Avilla and Pam and Tim Nancy of Laketon; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Ken Wicker of Sarasota, Fla., Rick Wicker of Wabash, and James and Tammy Griffey of North Manchester; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Wicker of Kendallville; and 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Morris and Mary Wicker of Wolcottville and Jerry and Carolyn Wicker of Mousie, Ky. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Wicker in 1965 a son, Dennis Wicker in 1980; 3 sisters, Sandra Bley, Linda Wicker and Gwenna Gibson; and 3 brothers, Donald Yates, Lucious and Ed Gibson. Funeral Friday at Little Flossie Church in Lisbon. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-7-2009
Griffin Anna, 78, died at her home in Brimfield Sunday night. Funeral at the home Wednesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1937
Griffin Arch, 72, died at Alfran Nursing Home near Pierceton July 7. He was custodian at Rome City School before failing health forced his retirement. Survivors include one sister and two stepsons. Services Sunday in the Methodist Church at Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1955
Griffin Dorothy M, 60, died Saturday in her Fort Wayne home. She was born Dec. 15, 1919 in Garrett to Frank and Della (Tindall) Hillegass. She and Joseph W. Griffin were married Dec. 14, 1941 in Greenfield. She was a member of the Golden Years Homestead Nursing Home Auxiliary, Live, Laugh and Learn, Garrett, North Highlands Church of Christ, Fort Wayne. Survivors are her mother, Kendallville; two sons, Joe, Hudson, N.Y., and Lowell, Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. James (Keitha) Biblie, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Tolliver, Fort Wayne; four brothers, Guy and Frank, Avilla, Robert, Garrett, and Charles, Dayton, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Riehm, Kendallville, Mrs. Helen Dunn, Garrett, Mrs. Roberta Byers, Warsaw, and Mrs. Mary Lou Edsel, Auburn. Services Tuesday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-20-1980
Griffin Effie, 82, died Monday at her home in Cromwell due to carcinoma. She was born in Allen County in May 1867, the daughter of Alanson and Hilda Griffin, and lived eight years near Cromwell. She was married July 17, 1890 to Elmer Griffin, formerly of near Wilmot. He died June 6, 1936. She is survived by two sons, Clinton H. of Aurora, Ill., and John H. of Garrett; three daughters, Mrs. Hilda Brogan of Cromwell, Mrs. Hazel Julow of Decatur, and Miss Ella of Cromwell; a brother, John E. of Churubusco; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Rugman of Auburn, and Mrs. Celia Tepple of Warren, Ind.; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral in Cedar Chapel Church south of Garrett Wednesday. Burial, adjoining cemetery. + 9-26-1949
Griffin John A, 70, retired B&O Railroad worker, died Sunday in Garrett Hospital. Surviving are four daughters, two sons, a brother, 2 sisters, including Miss Ella of Cromwell, and 20 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday from the First Church of Christ in Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1964
Griffin Mary, 83, died at her home in Brimfield Monday. She slipped and fell on the ice last January and had been confined to her home since. She never fully recovered from the injuries. Surviving are 3 sons, William and Thomas of Fort Wayne, and John of Grand Rapids; 2 daughters, Mrs. May Reed of Albion and Miss Anna of Brimfield. Funeral Wednesday from the residence. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
Griffin Thomas L, 82, died at his home in Brimfield May 7 from cancer of the throat. He was a brother of Mrs. Mary Reed of Albion. Funeral at the home May 9. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1938
Griffin William M, 67, a Noble County youth who grew to manhood at Brimfield where the parents resided, died at his home in Fort Wayne June 17. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Reed of Albion; two brothers, Tom of Brimfield, and John of Elks Rapids, Mich. His wife, Maude C. Merillat, died two years ago. He was born in Brimfield Sept. 30, 1870, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffin. He attended the Brimfield School and Tri-State Normal College. He began teaching school in Noble County when only 16 years old, was principal of the LaOtto School when 18, and principal of Cromwell School at 20. In 1896 he moved to Kalamazoo, Mich. and was employed for a time by the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, and at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he enlisted in Company E of the 32nd Michigan volunteers. The regiment was ordered to Tampa, Fla. and remained there until close of hostilities. Shortly after he was discharged he located in Fort Wayne and engaged in commercial work for a time, then was made president of the Fort Wayne Tank & Pump Co. Their only child, Jack, was killed June 1, 1925 in an automobile accident near New Haven, Conn. while a junior at Yale. + 6-?-1937
Griffith Alton P, a former Ligonier resident, died at his home in Naples, Fla. on Thursday. His wife, Elsie (Lecount) preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Dale and Joe, both of Naples, and Alan, Goshen; one daughter, Anita, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Pittman Funeral Home, Naples. + 6-18-1987
Griffith Bufford V, 58, of Ligonier, died Aug. 5, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He did electrical installation for the recreational vehicle industry and had served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243 and Syracuse VFW Post 1342. He was born Nov. 29, 1945 in Floyd County, Ky. to Kendall and Olive I. (Patton) Griffith. On Aug. 29, 1969 in Martin, Ky., he married Phyllis K. Chaffins. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Shane, and Travis and Jessica of Ligonier; a daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and Jacob Stewart of Ligonier; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, James of Cromwell and Kenneth and Lucy of Ligonier; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Oma and Flem Messer of Ligonier and Wendy Brown of Fort Wayne; and 4 grandchildren, Cody and Logan Griffith, Jasmine Ritchie and Cloe Fernandez. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carmaline Griffith. Services Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery with military rites. ^ 8-6-2004
Griffith Dwight W, 42, Lake Worth, Fla., died in a West Palm Beach Hospital of a heart attack late Thursday. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Griffith, and a sister, Mrs. Bruce Cracraft, Indianapolis, survive. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1962
Griffith Ellen "Elsie" of 3555 Seagrape Ave., died April 17 at Naples Community Hospital. Born in Cromwell, she had been a resident of Naples for 24 years, moving from Ligonier. She was a telephone operator with United Telephone Co. Survivors include her husband, Alton P.; a daughter, Anita Rood, Naples; three sons, Dale and Joseph of Naples, and Alan of Goshen, Ind.; five brothers, Maurice LeCount, Seattle, Wash., Herbert, Robert, Ray and Jack LeCount, Ligonier; four sisters, Luella Jones, Naples, Martha Sprague, Nashville, Tenn., Mary Garber Syracuse, and Gertrude Lehman, Cromwell; and 12 grandchildren. Services last Thursday at Pittmanís East Trail Chapel. Burial, Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery. + 4-17-1978
Griffith John L, 79, Marion, died Sunday in V. A. Medical Center, Marion. He was born Dec. 12, 1908 in Linton. Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy Vorndran of Kendallville, Sharon Brand of Howell, Mich.; three sons, Ron of Kendallville, John of Texas and Larry of Mascoutah, Ill.; two brothers, Max of Jasonville, Ind., and Dan of Wilmington, Del.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in the Protestant Chapel at the Marion V. A. Medical Center. Burial, Marion National Cemetery. + 11-27-1988
Griffith John W, 74, of R. 1, Ligonier, died Saturday at the Meridian Nursing Center, Elkhart. He was born June 26, 1911 in Wisconsin. On Aug. 24, 1940 in Ligonier he married Maureen Cass who died in 1980. A retired employee of the Elkhart County Highway Dept., he was a lifetime Milford, Goshen and Ligonier resident. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Patricia) Unterwagner of Paynesville, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-4-1986
Griffith Kendall, 65, died today in Goshen Hospital. He was born Jan. 29, 1915 to John and Della (Hoover) Griffith in Floyd County, Ky. He married Olive Patton Nov. 7, 1941 in Prestonsburg, Ky. A Ligonier resident since 1966, he was retired from Lyon and Greenleaf Co. of Ligonier, and was a WW II veteran. He was a member of Salem United Baptist Church of Ligonier. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Oma Messer and Wendy Griffith; and three sons, Kenneth, James, and Bufford, all Ligonier; two sisters, Lena of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Naomi Williams of Tecumseh, Mich. A daughter, Carmeline, preceded him in death Nov. 3, 1970. Funeral Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Griffith Larry Lee was stillborn Saturday at McCray Hospital to Jeffrey and Lynn (Auld) Griffith, Garrett. Also surviving are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Griffith, Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Auld, Avilla; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Griffith, Auburn, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Dragoo, Hamilton; great-grandmothers, Mrs. Hattie Auld and Mrs. Bessie Zorger, both of Fort Wayne. Graveside services Tuesday in Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-18-1979
Griffith Mary, mother-in-law of Dr. W. G. Cameron, died last Friday, aged 81 years 3 months and 15 days from cancer of the face. Funeral at the F.W.B. Church Monday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-12-1901
Griffith Maude, 68, for many years a resident of Warsaw, died last Wednesday at the Draper Nursing Home in Warsaw. She had resided all of her life in Warsaw and at Palestine, where she was born Aug. 2, 1882. She was married Nov. 30, 1901 to Arthur T. Griffith, who died in 1929. He was a member of the First Christian Church and of the auxiliary to the Hamilton B. Paul Post of the United Spanish War veterans. Surviving are two sons, Milo of Warsaw, and Oliver W., Cromwell druggist; a daughter, Mrs. Orville (Ruth) Anderson of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. George Canten of Marion; and a grandson, Richard Griffith of Cromwell. A daughter, Vesta, also preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday at First Christian Church in Warsaw. Burial, Palestine Cemetery. + 7-?-1948
Griffith Maureen, 69, of R. 1, Ligonier, died today in the Fountain Place Nursing Home, Goshen. She was born Feb. 2, 1911 in Ligonier, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Smith) Cass. On Aug. 24, 1940 in Ligonier, she married John Griffith. She had lived at R. 1 the past seven years and previously had lived in Goshen and Ligonier. She was a retired employee of Elkhart County Dept. of Public Welfare and a member of St. Patrickís Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. John (Patricia) Unterwagner of Painesville, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Janice Hardenbrook of Auburn, Mrs. Harriet Stoller of Santa Fe, N.M., and Mrs. John Moore of Denver, Colo.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in St. Patrickís Catholic Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1980
Griffith Milo W, 61, of Warsaw, died Saturday in his home. He was born in Warsaw on Oct. 1, 1909 to Arthur T. and Maude (Sutherlin) Griffith and was a lifetime resident of the Warsaw community. For 25 years he was employed as a presser at a local dry cleaning establishment, later working as an inspector for 18 years at Zimmer Mfg. Co. On April 8, 1944, he was married at Marion to the former Kathryn Marie Spradlin. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his widow; a brother, Oliver W., Cromwell; and one sister, Mrs. Orville (Ruth) Young, Seattle, Wash. One sister and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday at McHatton Funeral Home. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Griffith Olive I, 75, died April 1, 2001 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 26, 1925 in Knott County, Ky., to Robert and Fanny (Hale) Patton. On Oct. 7, 1942 in Prestonsburg, Ky., she married Kendall C. Griffith, who died in 1980. A daughter, Carmeline; a brother, Robert Patton Jr., and a sister, Audrey Noel, also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Buford and Phyllis, James and Kenneth Griffith of Ligonier; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Oma and Flem Messer of Ligonier, and Wendy Griffith of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Ella Wells and Louis Armathee; 2 half-sisters, Marna and Phyllis Handshoe; 3 half-brothers, Norman, Arnold and Michael Griffith; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-17-2001
Griffith Oliver W, 70, Cromwell, died today in his home on Lake Wawasee of an apparent coronary. He was born Oct. 6, 1904 in Burket, Ind. to Arthur and Maude (Sarber) Griffith. He married Dale Katherine Coffin Nov. 24, 1928 in Kokomo. A resident of the area 33 years, he moved from Warsaw. He was owner-operator of the Griffith Drug Store in Cromwell and a member of the Cromwell F&AM Lodge and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. Surviving are his wife; one son, Richard of Carmel; one sister, Mrs. Orville Young, Seattle, Wash.; and three grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Oak Wood Cemetery, Warsaw. + 5-?-1975
Griffith Rayful, 52, of Cromwell, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born Jan. 22, 1932 in Garrett, Ky., the son of Richard and Vada (May) Griffith. On Jan. 3, 1955 in Garrett, he married Bonita Hoover. A journeyman electrician with Shaum Electric in Elkhart and minister in the Old Regular Baptist Church, he had moved to Cromwell 23 years ago from Marshall, Mich. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church, Cromwell American Legion Post 42 1 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 153. Surviving are his wife; his father in Tekonsha, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Cherylene) Lynch of Ligonier, and Misy at home; a son, Danny at home; three sisters, Mrs. Elbert (Nadine) Castle of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Tom (Faye) VanZandt of Marshall, and Mrs. Cletis (Barbara) Pritchard of Tekonsha; six brothers, David, Arnold and Jerry, Tekonsha, Henry and Larry, Marshall, and Bobby, Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren. Services Saturday at Little Flossie Church, Lisbon. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-28-1982
Griffith Sally, 19, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Cameron N. Griffith of Ligonier, was fatally injured Tuesday when the car she was driving skidded on a newly graveled county road three and one-half miles northwest of Ligonier and overturned. Born in Huntington, Indiana, and a sophomore in Miami university, Oxford, Ohio, she was returning to her home in Ligonier after visiting a farm house a short distance from the crash. She was an only child. Funeral Friday. Burial, Huntington, Ind. + 9-?-1947
Griffith Sylvia, 80, died May 1, 2007 at the home of her caretaker in Cromwell. She was born July 1, 1926 in W. Va. to Herbert and Rosie (Ritchie) Bragg. She married Jackson Griffith Jr. on June 28, 1977 in Ligonier. He died Nov. 30, 2005. She was a member of Ligonier Shiloh Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Rev. Jimmy and Kathy Shepherd and John Carson and Ida Shepherd of Ligonier; a stepson; a half-brother, Grant Bragg of Prince George, Va.; 2 sisters, Rachel Eldridge of Grayson, Ky., and Wanda Painter of Columbia, S.C.; 5 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Chester Childers. Services Friday in Shiloh Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 5-3-2007
Griffith Vickie Lynn
, 57, of Cromwell, died July 31, 2005 at her home. She was employed at Acadia in Ligonier. She was born Feb. 5, 1948 in Kendallville to Varen Paul and Betty Louise (Fulk) Minier. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, John K. and Shanna Griffith of Cromwell and James D. and Michell Griffith of Huntington; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Michael Hough of Cromwell; 3 brothers, Mark Minier of LaGrange, Varen Paul Minier Jr. and Terry Minier of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Sandra White of Cromwell and Amy Minier of Ligonier; 7 grandchildren. Service later. ^ 8-2-2005
Griffiths Frances M
, 64, died at the home of her daughter Feb. 19. She was born July 16, 1920 in Decatur, the daughter of Julius and Gertrude (Geels) Brite. She married Glen Griffiths June 26, 1946 in Decatur. He died Jan. 9, 1981. She moved to the Avilla area 23 years ago from Decatur and was a farm wife. She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Hosted, Avilla; five sons, David, Avilla, Martin of Albion, Carl, R. 2, Kendallville, Daniel of Vallejo, Calif., and Thomas of Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Reiney (Mariann) Selking of Decatur, and Mrs. Charles (Justine) Walter of Fort Wayne; three brothers, John and Roman Brite of Decatur, and Al Brite of Indianapolis; and nine grandchildren. A sister, Sister Regina, preceded her in death. Services Friday at St. Maryís Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 2-28-1985 + 2-19-1985
Griffiths Glen T, 60, resided at R. 2, Avilla and died Jan. 9 in McCray Hospital. An area farmer, he came to Avilla in 1963, moving here from Decatur. He was an Army Corps veteran of WW II, a member of the Avilla American Legion Post 240 and of St. Maryís Catholic Church. He was born in Decatur March 10, 1920 to Thomas and Elizabeth (Barger) Griffiths. He married Frances Brite June 26, 1946 in Decatur. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Hosted, R. 2, Avilla; five sons, David, R. 2, Avilla, Martin, Carl, Dan and Tom, all at home; five grandchildren; one brother, Herman, Lake Wales, Fla.; and one sister, Leah Koldewey, Hagerman, Idaho. Preceding him in death was one brother, William. Services Monday in St. Maryís Catholic Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1981 + 1-?-1981
Griffiths Herman, R. 1, Huntington, died at his home July 16. He was the brother of the late Glen Griffiths, Avilla. Surviving are his wife, Verna Mae, a son, two daughters, and a sister in Idaho. Services Monday at Deal & Robbins Funeral Home, Huntington. ~ 7-23-1981
Griffiths William G, 59, of Route 2, Decatur, died at his home last Wednesday. The brother of Glen Griffiths, Avilla, he was a retired school teacher, having last taught at Waynedale two years ago. He died of a heart attack while the local Mr. Griffiths and his wife were visiting at the Decatur home. Other survivors are the wife, two sons, two daughters, one sister, Leah, in Idaho, and another brother, Herman, of Huntington. Final rites Saturday in the Pleasantdale Church of Decatur with burial in the church cemetery. ~ 2-2-1967
Grigsby Queenie, 91, of Jeffersonville, died April 5, 2004 at Clark Hospital in Jeffersonville. She was formerly the librarian at the Ligonier Public Library. Later obtaining her master's degree from the University of Michigan, she retired from Fort Wayne Public Library and then volunteered at the Jeffersonville Library. She was born April 2, 1913 in Talca, South America, the daughter of George H. and Elena (Stephens) Oliver. She graduated from Ligonier High School. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Olivia and John Porter of Jeffersonville; a grandson, John Porter III; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Cynthia and Victoria Grigsby; a brother, Guy Oliver; and 2 sisters, Olga and Pearl Oliver. No services. ^ 4-9-2004
Grigsby Victoria, 16, daughter of Mrs. Mary "Queenie" Grigsby, Ligonier librarian, was drowned in about 8 feet of water some 200 feet from a cottage in which she was staying at Natti Crow Beach on the east end of Lake Wawasee. She was born at Wolf Lake on June 5, 1944. She spent all of her life in the Ligonier area and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are her mother, sister, Olivia, and aunts. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1960
Grile Paul E, 79, of Warsaw, died Tuesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born May 9, 1910 in Portland and moved to Warsaw eight years ago from North Webster. He married Miriam Yeazel April 17, 1943 and she preceded him in death in 1983. On Oct. 1, 1983 he married Helen Conrad. He retired from Syracuse Rubber Co. and was a member of North Webster Church of God and Warsaw Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Jane Ann) Smith of Guam; three stepdaughters, Mrs. John (Carol) Baker and Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) Nelson, both Kendallville, and Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Adair of Goshen; two stepsons, Larry Hunter of Syracuse, and Robert Conrad of Troy, Ohio; a brother, Ezra of Muncie. Services Friday in Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 6-17-1989
Grim Agnes C, 92, died October 21, 2003 in Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born December 3, 1911 in Noble County to Frank and Frances (Bloom) Schenher. She married Victor Grim on November 26, 1941 at Immaculate Conception Church in Ege. He died March 4, 1978. Survivors include 2 sons, Robert and Richard, both of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers and 6 sisters. She worked at Dana Corp. in Churubusco for 20 years as an inspector. She lived in Ege until 1984 when she moved to LaVerna Terrace in Avilla. She was a member of Ege Immaculate Conception Church where services are Friday. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 10-23-2003
Grim Alice L, 75, of Warren, died Sept. 6, 2004 at the United Methodist Home in Warren. She worked in the kitchen there for 25 years. She was born April 15, 1929 in Columbia City to Ray and Ruth (Underwood) Shelmadine. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Marty Grim of Cromwell; 5 brothers, Max, Ray, Ronnie, Dick and Jimmy Shelmadine; 2 sisters, Willie Saner and Connie Miller; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Faye Saner, Fern Keiser and Joann Gibson. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-8-2004
Grim Carrie Ann, 52, died Thursday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ella Dolan, of 110 W. Wildwood Ave., following an extended illness. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of Lotus Lily Chapter No. 262, Order of Eastern Star at Vicksburg, Mich. Survivors include the husband, Charles L.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Connett of South Bend; a son, Robert of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dolan of this city, and Mrs. John Schmidt and Mrs. Myra Engle of Avilla; a brother, Merle Pennel of Avilla; and 2 grandchildren. The body was removed to Mungovan & Sons Mortuary. * No date
Grim Charles D, 61, of Cromwell, died Saturday in St. Josephís Hospital. A native of DeKalb County, he was employed at General Electric Co., Fort Wayne. He had resided in Fort Wayne until 1926 and in 1942 moved to Cromwell. He was a member of the Salem Community Church, Wilmot. Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Paul of Warren; a daughter, Mrs. William Reger, Kimmell; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles Grim Jr., Ligonier; four grandchildren; a brother, Bert, Portsmouth, N.H.; and two sisters, Mrs. Alvin Rhinehold, Huntertown and Mrs. Nydia Hosler, Grabill. Services Tuesday from the Salem Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 8-?-1964
Grim Fannie E, 93, who lived with a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Lyttle at Fort Wayne, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. A native of Salina, Ohio, she had lived here 52 years. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and Fort Wayne Chapter 432 of the OES. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Bert Funk of Palmetto, Fla., Mrs. Charles Wappes of Loon Lake, and Mrs. Gail Rowley of Fort Wayne; one son, Victor of Ege; one brother, Irvin E. Warner of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Chalfant-Perry-Klaehn Funeral Home. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. ~ 5-20-1971 + 5-?-1971
Grim James E, 65, of Ligonier, died Feb. 19, 2001 in Kingston Health Care of Ligonier. He was born July 15, 1935 in Allen County to William C. and Mildred C. (McClure) Grim. He was a retired farmer and truck driver for Mercer Transport Co. and a member of the Ligonier Eagles Lodge and American Legion Post, the Goshen Moose Lodge and National Rifle Association. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Jeanna and Michael John of Miamisburg, Ohio, Rebecca Childress of Ligonier, and Lisa and Jerry Lothamer of Fort Wayne; a son, James Jr. of Indianapolis; 2 brothers, Lloyd of Columbia City and Joseph of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-20-2001
Grim Victor C, 71, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. He worked in truck engineering in Fort Wayne and was a WW II veteran, a member of the Avilla American Legion Post 240 and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege. He lived at R. 1, LaOtto. He was born in Celina, Ohio Nov. 30, 1906 to Oliver and Fannie Grim. Survivors include the widow, Agnes; two sons, Robert and Richard, Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Bert Funk, Paolo Mateo, Fla., Mrs. Flossie Wappes, Alvin, Tex., Mrs. Gail Tawley, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Irene Lyttle, Sarasota, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Services March 7 in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 3-9-1978 + 3-?-1978
Grimes Ella M, 70, of R. 4, Albion, died May 16, 1987 at Whitley County Hospital. She was a native of Sullivan County, born May 20, 1916 to Charles I. and Estella Pearl Puckett Moss. After graduating from Dugger High School, she was employed in Sullivan County and later in Michigan. On Sept. 14, 1944 she enlisted in the WACS and was stationed at Des Moines, Iowa and later at Baer Field in Fort Wayne. She was married to Clifford Grimes and they lived in Fort Wayne where she was employed by General Electric for 25 years. After retirement they resided at Big Lake and five years ago moved to Bear Lake. Her husband is deceased. Surviving are a daughter, Dorla Jahn of R. 8, Columbia City; three grandchildren, Thomas Milton, Timothy Jahn and Amy Jahn; a great-grandson, Thomas Milton Jr.; five brothers, Kenneth of New Jersey, Ray and Robert of Mich., Ira and Charles D. of Sullivan; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Drake and Mrs. Lola Pierson, both of Sullivan, and Mrs. Mabell Franklin of Noblesville. Funeral Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Antioch Cemetery, Sullivan County. + 5-16-1987
Grimes Hershel, 67, R. 2, Syracuse, died of heart disease in his home Monday. He resided in the Ligonier and Syracuse areas all his life and was a farmer and a member of the Ligonier Nazarene Church. Surviving are the widow, Mabel; two brothers, Dale, R. 1, Syracuse, and Joseph, Elkhart; and one sister, Pearl, R. 1, Syracuse. Services at the church Thursday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1958
Grimes Juanita, 76, Cromwell, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital from an apparent coronary. Born Feb. 11, 1904 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of Charles William and Emma Jane (Miller) Beckner. On Aug. 26, 1921 she married William Grimes, who died in 1966. She had lived in Cromwell 14 years, moving from Albion. Survivors are Mrs. Dora Kelly of Elkhart, Mrs. Helen Ley of Kendallville, Mrs. Betty Reed of St. Charles, Mo., Mrs. Nell Hipshire and Mrs. Norman Staggs of Cromwell; three sons, William of Cromwell, Raymond of Albion, and Norman of Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Vada Snyder of Lansing, Mich.; 26 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. A son, Kenneth, preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1980
Grimes Kenneth W, about 35, died at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne June 28, 1967. He was born in Albion Sept. 5, 1931, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Grimes. He was a factory worker and had lived in this community all his life. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 246, Albion. Surviving are brothers and sisters, Dora Kelly of Elkhart, Helen Westphal of Kendallville, Betty Reed of Albion, Nell Ananias and Norma Staggs of Cromwell, William Jr. of Cromwell, Raymond of R. 1, Albion, and Norman of R. 3, Columbia City. Funeral June 30 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 6-28-1967
Grimes Linda Lou, 13-year old (b. 12-22-1950) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Grimes Jr. died May 11, 1964 at McCray Hospital. A sixth grade student at Albion-Jefferson School, she had been ill several months. She is survived by her parents; one sister, Cynthia; and three brothers, Gary, William and Patrick all at home; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Foote of Kendallville, and Mr. and Mrs. William Grimes of Albion. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1965
Grimes Marilyn J, 72, of Cromwell, died Feb. 19, 2005 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She had worked at Maple Leaf Farms and attended the Rock Church. She was born Aug. 18, 1932 in Burlington, Mich. to Daniel and Helen (Gannon) Foote. On May 23, 1950 in Kendallville she married William E. Grimes. He died in 1985. Surviving are 3 sons, Patrick of Ligonier, Gary of Plainfield and William of Lebanon, Ind.; a daughter, Cynthia Riley of Ligonier; 2 brothers, Ralph Foote of Bloomington and William Foote of Albion; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 2-21-2005
Grimes Mary Gertrude, about 71, a native of Noble County, died Oct. 18, 1951 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elmer Cole. She was born in York Twp, daughter of Basil and Elizabeth Fuller. Her husband died in 1932. She is also survived by one brother, Clark of Union City, Mich.; stepdaughter, Elsie Kerstetter of Eau Claire, Mich., and Audrey Grimes of Benton Harbor, Mich. Funeral Saturday at Wolf Lake Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1951
Grimes Mary Lou, 79, of Rome City, died Oct. 23, 2003 at her residence. She was born March 19, 1933 in Wolf Lake to Everett and Ruth (Herendeen) Edwards. She was married to William Grimes for 27 years prior to his death. She had been a cook for a number of restaurants and was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Kendallville VFW Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and Rome City American Legion. She had been a singer with the Hoosier Cornhuskers on WOWO radio and was an accomplished artist. Surviving are 2 sons, Bill and Scott Grimes of Rome City; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jeff Wolff, Wawaka; 3 brothers, Larry Edwards, Rome City, Don Edwards, Fort Wayne, and Terry Edwards, Ligonier; 3 sisters, Tona Whitford, Dalton, Penn., Sherry Eash, Goshen, and Vaneta Shackel, Menasha, WI; and 2 grandchildren. Two brothers, Arnold and Darl, also preceded her in death. Services Oct. 27 at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-29-2003
Grimes Michael, about 62, a farmer who resided about 4 miles southwest of Albion, died Saturday from lagrippe. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the 7th Connecticut. He was confined in Libby prison for 9 months. He is survived by his wife, one son, 2 daughters and 2 stepsons. Funeral Sunday at the Presbyterian Church at Port Mitchell. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 12-27-1909
Grimes Nan of Kendallville died at the home of H. E. Reyher in Kendallville last Sunday from pernicious anemia. She was born at Wolf Lake and later moved to Garrett. Her husband died many years ago. She went to Kendallville in 1925 to make her home with her niece, Miss Zulah Thumma, who died six months ago. There are no near relatives surviving. Funeral Tuesday at the Reyher home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1932
Grimes Norman D, 50, R. 2, Columbia City, died March 14, 1987 at his home. Born April 25, 1936 in Albion, he was the son of William and Juanita (Beckner) Grimes. He married Mary L. Johnson Aug. 8, 1959. He completed Albion schools and first worked for McCray Refrigeration Co. in Kendallville. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in Sept. 1955 and was discharged in Sept. 1962. He was employed at Weatherhead Co. in Columbia City for 27 years. He first lived in Churubusco and later lived at Bear Lake and Loon Lake. For the past eight years he lived south of Columbia City. He was a member of American Legion Post 98 and the Columbia City Eagles. Surviving are one daughter, Dawn of R. 3, Columbia City; two sons, Kevin of Texas and Brian of Columbia City; five sisters, Norma Staggs and Nell Hipshire, Cromwell, Helen Ley of Kendallville, and Betty Reed and Dora Kelly, Elkhart; one brother, Raymond of Albion. Funeral Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-14-1987
Grimes Orvis "Pete", 74, of Wilmot, died Sunday at McDonald Hospital in Warsaw of complications. He was born in Noble County Dec. 13, 1881, the son of James and Anna (Wright) Grimes. He had lived most of his life in this county and the Wilmot community. He married Maggie Kilgore March 26, 1910. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Sheridan of near Larwill, and Dean of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Durst of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert Norton of Huntertown; two brothers, Marvin of Larwill, and Ephram of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Vera Robertson of Detroit; two half-sisters, Mrs. Luella Hidy, Auburn, and Mrs. Mollie Noel of Elkhart; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Troxel Funeral Home, North Webster. Burial, Salem Cemetery near Wilmot. + 12-?-1955
Grimes Parker C, who formerly resided in Jefferson Twp, and owned and operated a saw mill north of the residence of William Riddle, was burned to death in a saw and planning mill owned by P. C. Grimes & Co. on the morning of May 9 at Vermontville, Mich. He left a wife and 2 children. ^ 5-24-1883
Grimes Rhonda Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Grimes of R. 4, Albion, was stillborn at Goshen Hospital Oct. 18, 1963. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Kevin Scott; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Grimes. Graveside rites Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-18-1963
Grimes Susannah was born in Noble County Feb. 11, 1848, the daughter of Peter and Sarah Deck. She died at her home in York Twp Dec. 4, 1924, aged 76 years, 9 months and 3 days. On Sept. 4, 1866 she was married to John D. Webster. They had three children, Mary, Ira and George. Mary died on Sept. 9, 1868. The husband died Dec. 19, 1872. In June 1876 she married Michael Grimes. They had five children, Nellie A., Charles E., Emma J., Ella R., and Willie E. On Christmas in 1909 he died. Since that time the widow has lived at the old home in Port Mitchell. She is survived by George and Ira Webster, Mrs. Emma Erdley, Mrs. Ella Reed, Willie Grimes; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma Withers of Michigan. Many years ago she was a member of the Dunkard Church, later in life clinging to the Presbyterian faith. Funeral at the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake Dec. 6. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 12-?-1924
Grimes Viola M Smith, 75, Albion, died Sept. 25 in McCray Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1913 in Redwood Falls, Minn., the daughter of William F. and Emilie Mae (Weinke) Hammel. She married Warren Nelson Smith on Nov. 11, 1932 in Kendallville, and he died July 6, 1962. She married Raymond Edward Grimes on Oct. 27, 1970. She moved to Albion 22 years ago from Kendallville. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Phyllis J. Lash, Kendallville, Evelyn L. Gibson, South Milford, and Janice Mae Thacker, Albion; three sons, Kenneth D. Smith, Gulfport, Miss., Max Duane Smith, Albion, and James W. Smith, Avilla; two stepdaughters, Debrah Ward and Cathy Minier; and three stepsons, Dennis Minier, Raymond E. Grimes Jr., and Anthony Grimes; a sister, Gertrude Froelich, Kendallville; 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-4-1988 + 9-23-1988
Grimes William E, 57, of Cromwell, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. The son of William and Juanita (Beckner) Grimes, he was born March 24, 1927 in Brimfield. On May 27, 1950 in LaGrange, he married Marilyn Foot. He was a lifetime Noble County resident and a security guard at Travel Trailer. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Cynthia Roberts, Cromwell; three sons, Gary of Bunker Hill, William of Jamestown, and Patrick of Cromwell; five sisters, Nell Hipshire and Norma Staggs, both Cromwell; Dora Kelly and Betty Reed, Elkhart, and Helen Ley of Kendallville; two brothers, Raymond of Skinner Lake, and Norman of Columbia City; and seven grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Moore-Renner Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-3-1985
Grimes William E, about 75, of R. 4, Albion, died Jan. 17, 1966 at the Orn Nursing Home in Milford from complications. He was born July 16, 1890. He was married and had lived practically all his life in Albion. He was a WW I veteran. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; four daughters, Helen Ley of Kendallville, Betty Reed of Albion, Nellie Ananias of Cromwell and Norma Staggs of Cromwell; four sons, William of Ligonier, Raymond of Kendallville, Kenneth of Cromwell, and Norman of Columbia City; 16 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Reed of Wolf Lake. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Wednesday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1-?-1966
Grimes William Rex "Bill" Jr., 36, died Oct. 27, 2003 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was employed at Sroufe Health-care Products in Ligonier and was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Rome City Sons of the Legion, the Eagles Lodge and the Kendallville VFW. He was born July 24, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to William and Mary Lou (Edwards) Grimes. His father died several years ago and his mother on Oct. 23. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Jeff Wolff of Wawaka; a brother, Scott of Rome City. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, later. ^ 10-29-2003
Grimm Alton H, 72, of Huntertown, died Nov. 26, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 16, 1937 in Merriam to Jesse and Rachel M Snoke Grimm. On Sept. 9, 1960 in Kendallville he married Sandra Leonhardt. He worked for International Harvester and Stratoflex in Fort Wayne and drove school bus for 15 years for Northwest Allen School District. Surviving are his wife; a son, Arian and JGrimm of Churubusco; 3 daughters, Sherry and Steven Mays of Kendallville, Terri and David Uchtman of Fort Wayne and Loree and Richard Strong of LaOtto; 9 grandchildren, Amber, Dylan and Chase Mays, Alyssa, Jacob, Kaitlyn Grimm, Rachel and Joshua Uchtman and Destiny Strong; and one sister, Delores Treesh of Kendallville. Funeral Dec. 2 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. ^ 11-29-2009
Grimm Beulah C, 60, Fort Wayne, died Monday in McCray Hospital. A native of Archbold, Ohio, she was born Jan. 5, 1911, the daughter of G. W. and Alice (Neidhardt) Nisley. She and Jesse Grimm were married July 28, 1962 in Garrett. Surviving are her husband; one son, Harley Quince, Garrett; two stepchildren, Mrs. Don Treesh, Kendallville, and Alton H. Grimm, Huntertown; two sisters, Mrs. Donald Brand, Ashley, and Mrs. Leroy Brand, Kendallville; two brothers, Lewis, Florida, and Lowell, Delta, Ohio; five grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Lake Ave. Church of the Nazarene, Fort Wayne. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Grimm Christina, 18, a daughter of John Grimm of LaOtto, died of typhoid fever Feb 12. Funeral was at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-15-1889
Grimm Erma/Irma C, 78, Ligonier, died today in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. Born Aug. 2, 1899 in Etna Green, she was the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Sylvies) Kintzel. She was a resident of the Ligonier community the past 42 years and was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church. Only cousins survive. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Etna Green Cemetery. + 12-?-1977
Grimm Jesse H, 74, former Avilla resident, died Wednesday at his Fort Wayne residence. He had moved to Fort Wayne 20 years ago and was a retired Litton employee in Kendallville. He was a member of Wallen Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. He was born March 20, 1907 in Whitley County, a son of Perry and Maude (Mooney) Grimm. He married Rachel Snoke in June 1929. She died March 11, 1960, and he then married Maxine Girard who survives. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Delores) Treesh, R. 2, Kendallville; a son, Alton, Huntertown; a stepson, Bill Winchester, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded him in death. Service in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 5-14-1981 + 5-?-1981
Grimm John Mrs died at her home south of town Wednesday of last week from heart disease. ~ 9-30-1897 She died September 22 at her home one mile south of LaOtto with heart trouble. She was born in 1839. Funeral at Martin Luther Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. Democrat 9-30-1897
Grimm John W, 65, of Swan Twp, died yesterday at his home 1 Ĺ miles south of LaOtto from heart disease. ~ 2-28-1889 ^ 3-1-1889
Grimm Marcile, 49, died Friday in St. Josephís Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Cromwell January 19, 1911, she was the daughter of Amos C. and Pearl Snoke. She was graduated from LaOtto High School in 1929. She married Jesse Grimm April 29, 1929. Surviving are the husband; the mother, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Treesh of near Kendallville; a son, Alton, at home; two brothers, Harold, Danville, Illinois, and Donald, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Christlieb, Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday in Kendallville. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 3-17-1960
Grimm Mary, 77, died at Swan Nov. 14, 1878. A son, O. C., lives in Pennsylvania. ^ 2-20-1879
Grimm W Jeanne, 78, of Avilla, died Oct. 24, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Kendallville. She was born June 10, 1933 in Noble County to Arthur and Genevieve (Lobdell) Moore. She married Bennie L. Grimm on June 18, 1953. She was a homemaker and worked as a meat cutter at her father's business. A private burial will be held at a later date. Thomas Funeral Home 2-26-2011
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, 42, a machine operator, died early Tuesday in his home in LaOtto. He was born Dec. 23, 1914 in Wells County. He moved from Fort Wayne to LaOtto 26 years ago. Surviving are the widow, Mary Jane; one son, Ben; two daughters, Mrs. Marcia McCrea and Miss Barbara, at home; a brother, Victor; and five sisters, Mrs. Verna Funk, Mrs. Flossie Wappes, Mrs. Nellie Rowley, Mrs. Frances Schoepke and Mrs. Irene Little. Services Friday in the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 7-11-1957
Grisamer Joseph was born April 6, 1793 in Berks County, Penn. His parents were of German origin. He was married in Penn. Nov. 23, 1823 to Anna Wesco, she having died March 2, 1874. They had 3 boys and 7 girls of whom 5 of the girls are living. He was again married Feb. 18, 1875. His second wife is still living. In 1832 he left Penn. and moved to Ohio where he lived until Jan. 1836 when he came to Noble County, where he spent the rest of his life. He entered his land west of Ligonier on the county line. It was in mid-winter that he with his wife and 5 small children came to their forest home. They had no house and he had only enough money to pay for his land which he bought of the government. For a time after the death of his first wife, he found a home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Rachel Shaw. After his second marriage he settled in Springfield. He united with the German Baptist or Dunkard Church and later with the F. W. Baptist. Noble Co Democrat 6-15-1892
Grissom Harold Wayne, 62, Ligonier, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. He was born July 7, 1914 in Elkhart County to James and Carrie (Ott) Grissom. He married Agnes Bowles in 1943 in Ligonier. A retired employee of Monsanto Corp., he was a lifetime resident of the Ligonier and New Paris areas. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Reynolds, Ligonier; a son, Michael Wayne, Albion; and four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Glen Bailey, Benton, Mich. Services Tuesday in Werker-Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Solomon Creek Cemetery. + 10-23-1976
Griswold Jerred, 23, died last Sunday of consumption at the St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. The remains were brought to this city for interment last Monday. ^ 8-3-1882
Grobel Orpha Skeels, 84, of Cromwell, died today at her residence from an apparent coronary. Born June 21, 1894 in Green Center, she was the daughter of Perry and Minnie (McKeever) Weeks. She married William Grobel, who died in 1964. She had lived in Cromwell, moving from Ligonier and Fort Wayne. The only immediate survivor is one sister, Mrs. Vesta Moore, Cromwell. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey-Moore Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
Grobis Hazel, 92, a resident of the Lutheran Home, Kendallville, died there Saturday. Born in Kendallville Dec. 27, 1893, she was the daughter of William and Emma (Daniels) Fritz. On Jan. 5, 1942 in Albion she married Charles A. Grobis, who died in 1969. Surviving is one nephew, Lawrence William MaGahen of Kendallville; and two nieces, Delores Temple of Kendallville, and Eleanor Goudy of Marshall Mich. One sister preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-12-1986
Grobis John, 49, died Feb. 15 while at work at Starcraft in Topeka. He was born in Avilla Nov. 10, 1929 to John and Mildred (Kenton) Grobis. His wife, the former Beverly Wansitler, survives. A resident of R. 1, LaGrange, he had lived most of his life in Auburn and had moved to LaGrange several years ago. He was a member of St. Gasparís Catholic Church in Rome City. Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. George (Janet) Freeman, Wolcottville, and Mrs. Karen McCammon at home; four sons, James, Paul and Thomas Michael all at home, and John C. of Wolcottville; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Deloris) Osbun and Mrs. Lester (Joan) Osbun, both of Auburn; two brothers, Charles, Butler and Kenneth, Auburn; and two grandchildren. Services Feb. 17 in St. Gasparís Catholic Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 2-22-1979 + 2-15-1979
Grobis Kenneth E "Poke", 53, Garrett, died July 22 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born June 28, 1935 in Avilla, the son of Edward and Mildred (Kenton) Grobis. He married A. Nell Manges in Auburn on Feb. 11, 1956. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Eric and Dennis, Auburn; one daughter, Linda Collins, Auburn; one brother, Charles of Butler; one sister, Joann Osbun, Auburn; and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one brother and one sister. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Auburn Moose Lodge, and had been a member of the DeKats Camping Club since 1963. A memorial service was held July 25 in Immaculate Conception Church. ~ 8-2-1988
Grobis Odelia E, 87, a former resident here and the widow of Thomas Grobis, died Sunday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rose Whittington, of Elkhart, where she had made her home in recent years. She was born in New Haven May 22, 1873, and was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church here. The late Mr. Grobis was at one-time owner and operator of the feed mill on South Van Scoyoc St. Surviving besides the daughter with whom she was making her home is another daughter, Mrs. Agnes Hinsey of Lake Gage near Angola; two sons, Charles, Kendallville and Stephen of Fort Wayne; two sisters in California; 18 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in St. Maryís Catholic Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1961
Grobis Thomas, 60, of Avilla, and for over 20 years a resident of Avilla and community, died Friday at the Garrett Hospital from influenza and a spinal affliction. He was born in Germany and came to this country when a young man. He resided at Ege and later moved on a farm east of Avilla. About 20 years ago he moved with his family to Avilla and since that time has owned and operated a feed mill and coal yard. Surviving are the widow; 3 girls and 3 boys, namely, Mrs. Arthur Whittington, Elkhart, Mrs. Jack Davis and John Grobis of Fort Wayne, Miss Agnes, Stephen and Charles at home. Funeral Tuesday at the Catholic Church with interment in the nearby cemetery. Noble County Democrat 2-17-1927
Grocock Amanda May, 77, was found dead in her home here Saturday by her daughter, Mrs. Edna Foust. Death was due to heart disease and hardening of the arteries. She was born in Crawford County, Ohio, but had been a resident of Avilla for 27 years, having moved here from their farm in Swan Twp. The husband, Oliver Grocock, died in 1947. Surviving besides the daughter are two grandchildren, Mrs. John Bonar, Kendallville, and Lucille Genda, living with the grandmother; two brothers, Frank Miller, Avilla, and Andrew Miller of LaOtto. Services Tuesday in A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 3-7-1957
Grocock Elmer G, 82, R. 1, LaOtto, died Thursday in Millerís Merry Manor, Garrett. He was born Jan. 27, 1901 in Noble County, the son of Noah and Orpha (Geiger) Grocock. He married Leah Huffman Oct. 6, 1923. He was a mason and carpenter and later a substitute mail carrier. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Cletus) McNally, Anderson, Mrs. Max (Bernadean) Miller, Garrett, and Mrs. Max (Betty) Sierra of Mesquite, Texas; three sons, Guy, LaOtto, Ira, Kendallville, and Ray of Avilla; and 16 grandchildren. Services Monday in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-22-1983 + 12-15-1983
Grocock Hannah (Ambrose) was born in Upwell, Cambridgeshire, England, August 1, 1842 and emigrated to this country in 1854. On April 24, 1860 she was married to John Grocock. They had fifteen children, nine of whom preceded her in death. She died Saturday, the 18th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Jordan. The funeral was held from the M.E. Church at Swan on Monday. The remains were laid to rest beside her husband who died August 10, 1896. Four daughters and two sons, a sister and a brother are left. ~ 1-?-1902
Grocock Jerald Lynn, 25, former Kendallville resident, was killed in a single engine plane crash in a field in Vernon Twp, Pa. during a snowstorm March 8. He was born Dec. 1, 1958, the son of Ira and June (Warble) Grocock. He married Debra Treesh October 24, 1981. Survivors include his wife and parents; grandmothers, Mrs. Elmer Grocock, LaOtto, and Opal Henney of Kendallville; two sisters, Vicki Rogers of Elkhart and Darlene Sue Boszor of Kendallville. He was a pilot for Tri-State Airport in Angola and a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 3-15-1984 + 1984
Grocock John, a resident of Swan Twp, died August 10, after a very long and painful illness. He was a native of Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, where he was born July 20, 1827, and his age was 69 years, 21 days. He has been a resident of Noble County many years, coming from 1854, and purchased the farm on which he died. He was married April 24, 1860 to Miss Hannah Ambrose. Fifteen children were born to them, six of whom, with the widow, remain. Mr. Grocock was a man of great energy and untiring industry, considerate for his friends and always eager to be of service to those around him. He was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed as an honest, upright citizen. The funeral was at Swan Tuesday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 8-?-1896 ^ 8-14-1896
Grocock June L, 69, of Kendallville, died April 1, 2004 at her home. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. She founded a cancer support group in 1992. She was born July 15, 1934 in Kendallville, the daughter of Lemmon and Opal (Snellenberger) Warble. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1953 and married Ira L. Grocock on July 18, 1953 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Vickie L. Rogers of Bristol and Sue and Mike Boszor of Kendallville; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer Boszor and Lisa Rogers; and a great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Rogers. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry, in 1984. Services Sunday at Trinity Church. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 4-2-2004
Grocock Leah F, 93, LaOtto, died June 1, 2001 in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born August 26, 1907 in Columbia City, the daughter of Ivan and Pearl (Birch) Huffman. She married Elmer G. Grocock on October 16, 1923 in Churubusco, and he died December 15, 1983. A homemaker, she had retired from the St. James Restaurant in Avilla. She was a lifelong LaOtto resident before moving to Provena Sacred Heart Home 7 years ago. Surviving are 3 daughters, Bernadean "Bunny" Miller of Garrett, Margaret C. McNally of Anderson, and Betty Sierra of Plano, Texas; 3 sons, Guy "Skeeter" and Ray of Avilla, and Ira of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren,; 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bernie Huffman; 3 sisters, Mildred Addis, Doris Huffman and Beulah Gaerte; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral in Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 6-14-2001
Grocock Oliver P, 78, native of Green Twp and lifelong resident of Noble County, died of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Genda of near here Friday. A retired farmer residing here, he went to the farm where his daughter, Mrs. Genda, resides, where he was stricken, dying shortly afterward. He was born November 29, 1868 in Green Twp and was engaged in farming most of his life. His son-in-law, Henry Genda, who resided on the farm, died several months ago. Surviving besides the wife, Amanda, and the daughter, Mrs. Genda, are two granddaughters, a sister, Mrs. Jane Richards, and a brother, Noah of Churubusco. The funeral was held Monday from the McKee and Clark Funeral Home. Interment Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-13-1947 + 2-?-1947
Grocock Orpha, 51, died at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne on Dec. 20 from cancer of the bowels. She was reared on a farm 2 Ĺ miles north of town. She lived in Avilla and east of Swan and a couple of days ago, after her fatherís death, she moved back to the old home. She leaves to mourn her husband, Noah; one son, Elmer, living at Swan; and one brother, Elmer Geiger of Green Twp. Funeral and burial at Eel River Cemetery Friday. * 12-?-1932
Groff George W, 87, Butler, died March 8 in DeKalb Hospital. He was a former resident of Edgerton, Ohio, but was living with his daughter in Butler at the time of his death. He was retired from masonry and construction work. He was born March 5, 1902 in Edgerton, the son of Henry and Hattie Alberta (Jewel) Groff. His wife, Helen Siebenaler Groff, preceded him in death in 1954. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Betty) Beard of Butler, and Mrs. Lavon (Doris) Singleton, Avilla; four sons, Morris, Kenneth, Edward and Donald, all of Edgerton; one sister, Doris Thiel of Edgerton; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one son, Marvin; one brother, Paul; one sister, Wanda; and one grandson, Mark Groff. Services Saturday in Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton. ~ 3-14-1989
Grogg Argyl W, 86, LaOtto, died August 22, 2002 in DeKalb Hospital at Auburn. He was born August 12, 1916 in Butler Twp to Ira and Bertha (Yarde) Grogg. He married Ruth Ann Bracht on September 3, 1935 in Spencerville. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Phil A. and Carol Grogg of Fort Wayne and Joseph L. Grogg of rural LaOtto; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Loyal; and a sister, Velma Shipe. He was a Butler Twp farmer, retiring in 1996. He served as a school bus driver for Garrett-Keyser-Butler School Corp. for 26 years and as a school custodian for 5 years. He was a former member of the Butler Twp Advisory Board. A 1935 graduate of LaOtto High School, he was a lifelong resident of Butler Twp and had lived in his present home since 1945. Services in Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-29-2002
Grogg Clarence E, 81, died of a heart attack at his home Monday. He resided three miles northwest of Avilla. A farmer, he was born February 25, 1878, in DeKalb County. He had resided in Noble County for twenty years. Surviving are the widow, Elizabeth; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Fryer, R. 1, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Buck, R. 1, Garrett. Services this afternoon in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 5-28-1959
Grogg Easter Anna, about 63, died here April 1, 1953 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harvey Busz. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Glenna Bennett of Milford, Miss Mary of Columbia City, and Mrs. Mable Klinger of Fort Wayne; one son, Jacob of Albion; two grandchildren; three other sisters, Mrs. Orville Ramsey and Miss Dorothy Gaff of Churubusco, Mrs. Charles Schrader of Columbia City; and a brother, Vern Gaff of Churubusco. Funeral Friday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1953
Grogg Jacob H, 68, of Wawaka, died June 9 at his residence. Born Nov. 13, 1911 in Huntertown, he was the son of Perry and Easter (Gaff) Grogg. In Churubusco in 1939 he married Mildred Tucker, who died in 1944. He had lived in the Wawaka area since 1952, moving from Albion. He was a retired machinist at A-1 Production in Kendallville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pat (Beverly) Montgomery of Salyersville, Ky., and Mrs. Flannery (Peggy) Patrick of Rome City; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-9-1980
Grogg Jay, 74, area auctioneer and real estate broker was dead on arrival Friday at McCray Hospital, after being stricken at a recently purchased home on Riley St. He resided at 651 Dowling St., Kendallville. Born April 2, 1897 in Auburn, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Grogg. He was married to Margaret Clevenger Feb. 26, 1955. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Kendallville and the F & AM Lodge 189, Columbia City. He was credited with helping many persons in northeastern Indiana as they prepared for careers as auctioneers. Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Haven (Joan) Post of Howe, Mrs. Dean (June) Mead of LaGrange and Mrs. Claude (Jean) Davis of Angola; three sons, Francis and Jerry of LaGrange, and Ray of Plymouth; two sisters, Edith Custer and Letha Stump of Auburn; four brothers, Howard and Dale of Auburn, George of Garrett and Albert of Rochester; and 18 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in First Christian Church. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 8-5-1971 + 7-30-1971
Grogg Paul D, 70, of Waterloo, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in rural Butler Feb. 12, 1919, the son of Benjamin and Blanche (Olinger) Grogg. On May 10, 1941 in Waterloo, he married Rachel Smith. He moved to Waterloo from Butler 43 years ago. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II and a retired farmer. He was a member of Cedar Lake Church of Christ in Waterloo. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Cathy) Walker of Waterloo; three sons, Michael and John of Waterloo, and Bruce of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Randall of Hamilton, and Russell of Butler; and nine grandchildren. A brother, Darwood, preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 10-3-1989
Grogg Ruth Anna, 87, LaOtto, died August 27, 2003 at her home in Butler Twp. She was born July 28, 1916 in Perry Twp in Allen County to Gus and Margaret (Kugler) Bracht. On September 3, 1935 she married Argyl W. Grogg in Spencerville and spent all of her married life in Butler Twp. Her husband died August 2, 2002. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Phil A. and Carol Grogg of Fort Wayne and Joseph L. Grogg of rural LaOtto; a brother and sister-in-law, Morris H. and Leona Bracht of Huntertown; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bernice Bryie of Huntertown, Mary Alice Norford of Troy, Mich., and Helen and William Gresham of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Mae, in 1938. She had been employed in the maintenance department of Garrett-Keyser-Butler Schools for 19 years. Services in Churubusco. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 9-11-2003

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