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Hand George Kenneth, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hand, R. 13, Fort Wayne, died four hours after birth Sunday at McCray Hospital. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Linda, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kimmel, Merriam. Private funeral services Tuesday in the Sonday Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 5-17-1962
Hand Mary A, 73, a resident of LaOtto the past year, died August 6 in Whitley County Hospital. She was a native of Perry Twp, Allen County, and resided in Eel River Twp, Allen County; Huntington County and at Tri-Lakes before moving to LaOtto last August. Surviving are the husband, Jesse V. Hand; two sons, William J. and Kenneth E., Route 13, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Waters, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. James Britt, Markle; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Roy, Fort Wayne; two half-brothers and three half-sisters. Services Monday in the Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 8-11-1960
Hand William J, 77, died Sunday in Ossian Health Care Center. He retired from Dana Corporation in 1972 and was a retired farmer in Allen and Huntington Counties. Surviving are his wife, Marie; four daughters, DeMarise J. Martin and Marsha S. Myers, Fort Wayne, Barbara K. Deetz of Ossian, and Shirley F. Gronski of Hamburg, N.Y.; four sons, Carroll L. and Billy D., Fort Wayne, Larry E. of Roanoke, and Jesse M. of LaOtto; two sisters, Ruth I. Waters of Woodburn, and Betty M. Britt of Markle; a brother, Kenneth E. of Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home. Graveside services, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 11-14-1989
Handley Claude O, about 61, of Richmond, died of complications Sept. 27, 1969 at Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis following open heart surgery. Survivors include his wife, Laura Coats Handley, former resident of Albion, and two sisters. Funeral services and interment were Sept. 30. + 9-?-1970
Handschy Kenneth, 75, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died Sunday at his residence. Born Feb. 19, 1913 in Amboy, he was the son of Harry and Vanolia (Bryan) Handschy. On July 23, 1938 in Fort Wayne, he married Alma Mae Schwalm. He moved to the Wolcottville area from Fort Wayne in 1976. He was retired from General Electric, Fort Wayne, was former owner of Kenrose Kennels in Woodburn, and was a retired AKC obedience and confirmation judge. He was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mildred Roseann Harden of Fort Wayne; a sister, Bertha Christlieb of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Lake Bethel Cemetery. + 11-27-1988
Handshoe Alice, 65, Kendallville, died Sept. 22 in McCray Hospital. She was born in Yellow Mountain, Ky., Feb. 22, 1922, the daughter of Linza and Sarah Jane (Sawyer) Hicks. She married Andrew Handshoe April 8, 1946 in Hindman, Ky., and he died Nov. 18, 1983. She moved to Kendallville 12 years ago and was a member of Zion United Baptist Church in Valentine. Surviving are three daughters, Bessie M., Avilla, Susie M., Garrett, Ky., and Nancy F. Collins, South Milford; five sons, Linza Bolen of Dorton, Ky., Junior Hicks of Garrett, Ky., Andy J. Handshoe, Corunna, Mark Handshoe, South Milford and Robert L. Handshoe, Kendallville; six stepchildren, Effie Handshoe, New Albany, Ruth E. Handshoe, Fort Wayne, Kelly Handshoe, Dortan, Versa and Charley Handshoe of Kendallville, and Dorothy Handshoe, Auburn; four sisters, Junnie Handshoe of Hindman, Fannie Collins and Bessie Handshoe of Kendallville, and Susan Mullins, Jackson, Ky.; a brother, Clark Hicks, Garrett, Ky.; 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, one brother and three sisters preceded her in death. Services Friday in Zion United Church, Valentine. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 10-1-1987 + 9-24-1987
Handshoe Andy, 80, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born Sept. 14, 1903 to Willie and Nancy Margaret (Hicks) Handshoe in Knott County, Ky. He married Alice Hicks on April 8, 1946 in Hindman, Ky. A Kendallville resident for eight years, he was a former coal miner and member of Valentine United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife and seven daughters, Effie Ammons, New Albany, Ruth Rollins, Fort Wayne, Versia Hendser, Crestview, Fla., Dorothy Acker, Auburn, Bessie Moore, Garrett, Ky., and Susie Gibson and Nancy Collins, Kendallville; five sons, Charlie and Robert Lee, Kendallville, Little Andy, Corunna, Mark D., Kinderhook, Mich., and Kelly, Dorton, Ky.; two stepsons; four sisters, Goldie Handshoe, War, W. Va., Betty Gibson, Corunna, Ogie Bolen, LaGrange, and Molly Vanderpool, Hindman, Ky.; 41 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six daughters and two sons. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 11-18-1983
Handshoe Arnold, 63, R. 2, Kendallville, died March 14 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was employed by the Kendallville Foundry. He was born June 1, 1925 in Garrett, Ky., the son of Christopher and Maggie (Bradley) Handshoe. He married Flora Harmon Jan. 18, 1946 in Garrett, Ind. Survivors include his mother and his wife; five daughters, Judy Boyd and Betty and Ellen Handshoe, Kendallville, Hazel Ensley, Gastonia N.C., and Jeannette Mansfield of Churubusco; two sons, Wayne and Leslie, Kendallville; three brothers, seven sisters; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One brother and one grandson preceded him in death. Services Friday in the True Church of God in Jesus’ Name, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 3-21-1989 + 3-14-1989
Handshoe Constance S, 70, of Kendallville, died Dec. 6, 2009 at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She had worked at Plastimatics in Albion. She was born May 9, 1939 in DeKalb County to Arthur and Orla May (Derrow) Swander. Surviving are 3 daughters, Cheryl Stafford of Kendallville, Debra Halsey of Albion and Tammy Altimus of Wawaka; one son, Allen Handshoe of Albion; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, JoAnn Wert of Kendallville and Carolyn Martin of Fort Wayne; and 2 brothers, Fred Swander of Albion and Richard Swander of Fremont. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Handshoe; 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral today in the chapel at Lutheran Life Villages. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-8-2009
Handshoe Crit, 73, died July 20 in McCray Hospital. He was born in Handshoe, Ky., Feb. 11, 1904 to Sammy and Ritter Conley Handshoe. He married Maggie Bradley in Garrett, Ky. Sept. 22, 1922. She survives. He was a retired section worker on the B&O RR. Other survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Charlie Bailey, Ray, Mrs. Julie Conley, Garrett, Mrs. John Bailey, Mrs. Bennie Conley, Mrs. Glenn Long, all of R. 1, LaOtto, Mrs. Delphia Miller, Wawaka; four sons, Arnold, Lisbon, Pard, Waveland, Miss., Garnel, Garrett and Garmen, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Bee and Elec, Handshoe, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Rhoda Cox, Leavensworth; 48 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 7-29-1976
Handshoe Daniel Keith, son of Dennis and Sheila (Newsome) Handshoe of Kendallville, was stillborn Saturday. Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Jeremy J. and Chad Dennis, at home; grandparents, Kelly Handshoe, Frankie Handshoe of Weelwright, Ky., Betty Jo Terry; step-grandfather, Delmar Terry of Kendallville. Family services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville, with graveside service in Orange Cemetery. + 3-19-1984
Handshoe Garnel "Tom", 47, who died Thursday in Michigan City Hospital, was a resident of Garrett. He was born Feb. 4, 1934 in Floyd County, Ky., a son of Crit and Maggie (Bradley) Handshoe. He was employed at Phillips Industrial in Albion. Surviving are his mother in Garrett; a son, Garnel Jr., Kendallville; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Rose) Gonzer, Goshen; three brothers, Arnold, Kendallville, Garman, Fort Wayne, and Pard, Waveland, Miss.; seven sisters, Mrs. Jon (Antha) Bailey, Garrett, Mrs. Robert (Edith) Cook, Albion, Mrs. Benny (Dorothy) Conley, LaOtto, Glenna Long, LaOtto, Julie Conley, Kendallville, Mrs. Leroy (Delphia) Miller, Wawaka and Mrs. Charlie (Ruth) Bailey, Bay, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Services Monday in the Old Regular Baptist Church in Lisbon. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 9-24-1981 + 9-?-1981
Handshoe James L, 27, Lisbon, died today in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Knott Farm, Ky., Feb. 13, 1945, he was the son of Grover and Ruby (Howard) Handshoe. He married Rita Terry March 19, 1965. He worked in the maintenance department of Newnam Foundry and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Patricia J.; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hale, R. 2, Kendallville, Mrs. Oma Bolen, Waterloo, Miss Mary, Hueysville, Ky.; two brothers, Thee, R. 2, Kendallville, and Glen, Hueysville; and the parents, Hueysville. Funeral at Martin, Ky. + 6-?-1972
Handshoe Jessie, 45, of Angola, died November 14, 2004 at Cameron Hospital. He was born June 17, 1959 in Kendallville to Charlie Handshoe and Flossie (Gibson) Martin. Surviving are his mother of Angola; 5 brothers, Frank of Avilla, Billy of Ashley, Melvin of Angola, Edgar Caudill of Kendallville and Danny Gibson of Indianapolis; 3 sisters, Rose Mary Collins of Kendallville, Credy Rissner of Avilla and Thelma Butler of Kendallville; a grandmother, Luecreta Gibson of Avilla. He was preceded in death by his father; 2 stepfathers, Edgar Caudill and Walter Martin; and a sister, Donna Ruth Guthrie. He worked at DeKalb Molded Plastic in Butler as a production worker. Graveside services at Orange Cemetery. ~ 11-18-2004
Handshoe Lawnie, 90, of Kendallville, died April 15, 2010 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born July 31, 1919 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to James and Elizabeth (Hale) Howard. On Dec. 11, 1948 in Ky., he married Curtis Handshoe. He died Dec. 3, 1998. She is survived by 5 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Sharon Handshoe, Phyllis and Clyde Homister, Caroline and Steve West and Audrey Bailey, all of Kendallville, and Joyce and Carl Fields of West Unity, Ohio.; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marie Bailey of Columbus, Ohio, and Renea Walters of Angola; and one brother, Lloyd Howard of Tutor Key, Ky. She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Jr.; 2 brothers and a sister. Funeral Monday in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-18-2010
Handshoe Martha, 79, of Brimfield, died Wednesday at her residence. She was born May 7, 1906 in Garrett, Ky., the daughter of Green and Easter (Bolen) Hicks. In1924 she was married in Welch, W. Va. to Herbert Handshoe. He died in 1959. She had lived in W. Va. and Kendallville before moving to Brimfield in 1958. She had worked in a factory in Sturgis, Mich., and at Miller’s Truck Stop, Kendallville. She was a member of the Church of the True God, South Milford. Surviving are a daughter, Ruby Ballard, Rome City; a son, Diamond Hicks of Brimfield; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Two sons, Raven and Hulen, preceded her in death, as did 5 sisters and one brother. Services Saturday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-26-1986
Handshoe Mary J, 85, of Wawaka, died March 17, 2011, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She worked at Lyle Electric for a year and then worked at Essex Wire in Ligonier and retired from there after 22 years. She was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Auburn to George and Mary (Beaty) Carper. She married Harold L. Bruce, and he died in 1975. She then married Dale Handshoe on October 28, 1977, in Sturgis, Mich. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, George E. and Joni L. Bruce of Kendallville and Harold L. Bruce of Wolcottville; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Shirley Botts of Fort Wayne and Bonnie Hopkins of St. Joe. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Harker, and 5 brothers, George, Forrest, Floyd, Leo and Donnie Carper. Graveside services Monday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-19-2011
Handshoe Milton, 61, of Kendallville, died Thursday in the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Knott County, Ky., July 21, 1925 to Dewey and Alonzo Handshoe, and on Aug. 23, 1949 married Bessie Hicks. He was an Army veteran of WW II and member of the Disabled Vets of Pikeville, Ky. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mildred Hicks, Christian Gibson, Gertie and Lorine Handshoe, all of Kendallville, and Mary Handshoe of Grethel, Ky.; three sons, John of Grethel, Donald Ray of Hindman, Ky., and William of Kendallville; 12 grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Chiatello Handshoe of Pearl, Ill., Garland Gibson of South Rockwood, Mich., Cora Bolen Barker of South Milford, and Bonnie J. Johnson of Farmington, Ill.; and four brothers, Shelton and Junior Bolen of Kendallville, Bernus Bolen of Lisbon and Jim Bolton of Geneseo, Ill. Services Sunday in the Independent Baptist Church, South Milford. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 12-11-1986
Handshoe Oscar, 70, of Kendallville, died August 1, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Handshoe, Kentucky, on January 2, 1941, to Taulby Handshoe and Delana Roberta (Shepherd) Handshoe Terry. He married Ollie Smith on September 30, 1960, in Virginia. He was employed with Lane Foundry for 11 years and Newman/Dalton Foundry for 27 years. He retired in 2002. Survivors include his wife; 3 sons, Oscar Jr., Phil and Todd Handshoe, all of Kendallville; a daughter, Lynette Page of Fort Wayne; his mother, Delana Roberta Terry of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Heath Handshoe of Avilla, Chaunda Handshoe of Fort Wayne, Beth Ann Fleming of Neon, Kentucky, and Tiffany Page of Fort Wayne; 4 great-grandchildren, Julie, Brooklyn, Nevaeh and Dee Dee; a stepsister, Dorothy Ramey of Kendallville, and a stepbrother, Radie Terry of West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father; his sisters, Edith Conley and Maggie Groh. Funeral Aug. 5 at Community Baptist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-3-2011
Handshoe Thee, 65, died April 21, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born June 20, 1940 in Handshoe, Ky. to Grover and Ruby Annie (Howard) Handshoe. He married Buretta Hicks on June 25, 1960 in Clintwood, Va. Surviving are his wife; his mother of Hueysville, Ky.; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sue Handshoe of Kendallville and Rick and Valerie Handshoe of Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law, Bertha and Larry Jimenez of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Lora Handshoe of Hueysville; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys and Herman Hale of Kendallville, Oma and Ronnie Bolen of Wolcottville and Mary and Ivan Stanfield of Topmost, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father and 3 brothers, Jimmy, Truman and Herman. He was employed with Dalton Foundry in Kendallville for about 30 years and had worked at McCray Refrigeration. Services at Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 5-4-2006
Handshoe Tracey Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Handshoe, died Saturday at McCray Hospital two hours after birth. Surviving are the parents, Billy and Ginger Lee (Wade) Handshoe; one brother, Paul at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Cladeall, Auburn, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wade, Orchard St.; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Luecreta Gibson, Kendallville. Graveside services today at Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Handshoe Virginia Lynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Handshoe, 210 N. Riley St., was stillborn at McCray Hospital. Surviving are the parents, Milton and Bessie (Hicks) Handshoe; five sisters, Mildred Hicks, Kendallville, and Jackie, Christine, Gertie and Mary Ann at home; two brothers, John, Fort Campbell, Ky., and Donald at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Linza Hicks, Ky. Services at 529 E. Mitchell St. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Handshoe Willie S, 75, died July 10, 2005 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1929 in War, W.Va., to Vester and Anna (Bailey) Handshoe. He married Nannie Gibson on March 7, 1953 in Garrett, Ky. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Earnestine Stanley of Rome City, Norma Howard and Alyssa Handshoe of Kendallville; Paula Handshoe of Wolcottville; 3 sons, Hubert of Decatur, Jerry of LaOtto, Grayson of Lisbon; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters, Garnet and Marcie Silcox of N.C. Preceding him in death were 2 sons; one sister, Norsey Gibson; one brother, Floyd "Shorty"; and one great-grandchild, Bailey Hall. He had worked at Newnam, Lane and the Kendallville foundries. Funeral at Community Baptist Church in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 7-14-2005
Hanes Beverly , 76, died June 27, 2011, at her residence in Kendallville. She was born in Garrett August 7, 1934, to William and Edith (Gillespie) McKinley. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1952 and married Robert James Hanes on September 8, 1956, in Avilla. She was employed at McKinley Machine Corporation in Kendallville for many years. She also prepared taxes and kept books for many individuals and companies in Kendallville. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority.Survivors include her husband a son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Sheryl Hanes of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Jamison March of Kendallville; her grandchildren, Justin and Erin March, Troi and Jill Jones, Tony and Kathy Jones and Adam Hanes and Stacey Hanes; her great-grandchildren, Alexander, Megan, Matt, Bryce, Rebeka, Jonathon, Ethan, and Claire; and a brother, Gerald “Mike” McKinley of Garrett. She was also preceded in death by her son, Darin Scott Hanes in 1967, and her brother, William McKinley. Memorial service July 2 at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-29-2011
Hanes Clara M, 99, of Kendallville died on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She was born in Avilla on August 17, 1911, to Albert and Emma (Wolf) Diehm. She married LeRoy Harmon Hanes on September 16, 1933, in Avilla. He died in March 1979. She was employed for several years at the old Lutheran Home in Kendallville. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Survivors include 4 sons, Robert and Beverly Hanes of Kendallville, John Hanes of Auburn, Lauren and Karen Hanes of Kendallville and Duane and Tove Hanes of Kendallville; a daughter, Joann Wallace of Rantoul, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, Cathy Aumsbaugh, Jamie March, Michael Wallace, Douglas Hanes, Charles Hanes, Christine Sutton, Andrea Wallace, Jim Hanes, and Debbie Hanes; 16 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Norman, Eldon and Freeman Diehm, and a sister, Berniece Graham. Celebration of life March 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-2-2011
Hanes Cleo J, 80, of Kendallville, died February 26, 2012 in her residence.  She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1950.  She was a Title One tutor for the Tippecanoe School Corporation for a number of years. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 86, Kendallville. She was born December 3, 1931, in Kendallville to Chester “Chet” and Zelma (Budd) Dukes. On February 2, 1951, in Kendallville she married Harold B. Hanes Jr. He died August 2, 2002. Surviving are a son, Daniel Hanes of Mishawaka; a sister, Shirley Smith of Kendallville; and two half-brothers, Douglas Dukes of Milford and Dennis Dukes of Georgia. She was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Hanes on August 22, 1990, and a brother, Donald Dukes. Private Funeral in Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-1-2012
Hanes Darin Scott, two-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanes, Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital, where he was born Saturday. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Jamie, 7, and a brother, Todd, 4, the maternal grandfather, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hanes, Kendallville. Mrs. Hanes is the former Beverly McKinley, sister of Gerald (Mike) McKinley, Avilla. Funeral Tuesday in the Berhalter Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. ~ 5-11-1967
Hanes Elizabeth, 74, widow of Perry A. Hanes, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Estella Fern Potts of Kendallville. For many years she and her husband operated a grocery at Adams Lake. Surviving are the daughter; one son, Herbert L. Hanes of LaGrange County; and three grandchildren. Services Thursday at the daughter’s home and at the Woodruff Church in LaGrange County. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 11-?-1939
Hanes Harmon was born in Wayne Twp, Sept. 30, 1880 and died at his home at Andrew Bushong’s March 24, 17 years 5 months and 24 days old. In the spring of 1890 he moved with his parents to Kendallville. Soon after this his father, William Hanes, died of consumption. The home being broken up, he made his home most of the time with his uncle Andrew Bushong. He became afflicted with a cancer on his left arm about 1893. It was operated on at the home of his uncle Sept. 1896. In July of the following summer he underwent a second operation at St. Joseph Hospital at Fort Wayne. His arm was amputated Sept. 27, 1897. Soon after it became evident that he was afflicted with cancer of the lungs. Funeral at the Wayne Center Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-1-1898
Hanes Harold B, 81, Kendallville, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville Feb. 15, 1906, the son of Henry A. and Eda Ellen (Bower) Hanes. He married Hilda B. Cox Sept. 8, 1928 in Fort Wayne. He was a former Noble County surveyor and state highway engineer. He also owned and operated Harold B. Hanes Engineering Inc. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville, Masonic Lodge No. 97, Albion, Prentice Chapter OES, Albion, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors of the State of Indiana. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Hannah Beth Johnson, Fort Wayne, and Hope E. Frey of Noblesville; four sons, Harold B. Jr., West Lafayette, Howard H., Glen Rock, N. Y., Hugh D. of Huron, Ohio, and Hal D. of Pekin, Ill.; a brother, Donald H. of Fairmount; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-15-1987 + 12-10-1987
Hanes Harold Bower Jr., 73, died Aug. 2, 2002 at home. He was a teacher, administrator and coach in Frankfort, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Richmond and West Lafayette. He was a member of American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and played baseball for Purdue University. He was born Sept. 16, 1929 to Harold B. Hanes and Hilda (Cox) Hanes Gibbons. He married Cleo Dukes in Kendallville Feb. 2, 1951. Surviving are his mother in Kendallville; his wife; a son, Daniel of Mishawaka; 3 brothers, Howard of Glen Rock, N.J., Hugh of Huron, Ohio, and Hal of Pekin, Ill.; and 2 sisters, Hannah Johnson of Fort Wayne and Hope Fey of Indianapolis. A son, Steven, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-5-2002
Hanes Ida, 62, native and lifelong resident of this community, died at McCray Hospital Jan. 2, 1943 from uremic poisoning. She was born Oct. 15, 1880 in Wayne Twp, the daughter of Francis and Lucinda Bower. Oct. 28, 1899 she married Henry A. Hanes and they went to housekeeping at 635 E. North St., Kendallville. She was affiliated with the First Methodist Church and was a member of Noble Chapter 122, OES. Surviving are the husband; three sons, Harold and Leroy of Kendallville, and Donald of Fairmount; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Charles of Helmer, and Roy of Huntington; and a sister, Mrs. Vera Maggart of Elkhart. + 1-?-1943
Hanes Leroy H, 68, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville June 20, 1910, he was the son of Henry and Ida (Bower) Hanes. He married Clara Marie Diehm Sept. 16, 1933 in Avilla. He had been a sexton at Lake View Cemetery for 25 years and employed by Flint & Walling Mfg. for 15 years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joann) Wallace of Champaign, Ill.; four sons, Robert J., Lauren A., Duane L., all Kendallville, and John W. of Auburn; two brothers, Harold B. of Kendallville, and Donald of Fairmount; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Hanes Lloyd, 26, of Kendallville, was found dead in his parked car north of Kendallville Tuesday, and his companion, divorcee Mrs. Dorothy Jean Hypes, 19, of Kendallville is in critical condition. It is assumed that the couple were overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning as they sat in the parked car with the engine and heater running. She had her window rolled down about six inches, which probably saved her life. Both of them were employed by Universal Friction Materials Co. in Kendallville. + 1950
Hanes Marlene R, 63, died May 26, 2001 at home. A 1956 graduate of Kendallville High School, she studied at Ravenscroft Beauty College in Fort Wayne and was a beautician at Reed Beauty Shop 1962-1972. She was born March 3, 1938 in Kendallville to Millard and Telia (Reed) Newman. On Dec. 22, 1957 in Kendallville she married Duane L. Hanes. A member of Tri Kappa, she was a clerk at the Kendallville Library and active in First Christian Church and YMCA work. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Tom and Cathy Aumsbaugh of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Marie Hanes of Kendallville; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Richard Miller of Fort Wayne; and 3 grandchildren. Services Thursday at First Christian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-29-2001
Hanes Mary L, 30, daughter of John Hanes residing 2 miles northeast of Weston Chapel, died Sunday of lung trouble. Funeral Wednesday from Trinity Church. Burial, Weston Cemetery. ^ 3-20-1903
Haney Allen E, son of Pearce and Mary (Horn) Haney was born in Albion, Feb. 2, 1856 and died Feb. 20, 1923, aged 67 years and 17 days. He was one of a family of twelve children, one brother and five sisters having preceded him in death. Three brothers, Charles F., of Aurora, Col., John of Hammond, Ind., and Elmer of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Price of Albion, and Mrs. Ella Kiser of Angola survive him. He married Bertha A. Sheffer of Kendallville, Oct. 16, 1898. They had three children, one son, Banner Pierce; and two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Vivian Christiana, all at home. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Albion, and of the Canton and Rebekahs. With the exception of a few years spent in Goshen, Ind., and Warren, O., where he studied music, his entire life was spent in Albion where he followed the blacksmith trade. + 2-?-1923
Haney Banner Pierce "Tack", 74, R. 1, died this morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. He founded Haney’s Glass Shop here in 1947. His first business venture was a body and fender shop. He was born March 19, 1900 in Albion to Allen E. and Bertha (Sheffer) Haney. He and Cecil Pooler were married in 1926. He was a graduate of Albion High School. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Allen and Robert, Kendallville, Roy, Muncie; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Kelley, Kendallville, Peggy Linker, Monroeville, and Hannah Kilgore, Wolcottville; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Walker and Mrs. Elizabeth Moss, Columbia City; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One grandchild receded him in death. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Haney Bertha Alice, about 75, a resident of Albion most of her life, died Nov. 25 at the home of her son, B. F. Haney, four miles north of Kendallville, following a heart attack. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banner Sheffer, born in Kendallville, Dec. 29, 1874. She was the youngest of a family of seven children and the last to died. She married Allen E. Haney in 1898. He was a blacksmith. They resided in Albion for many years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Albion Presbyterian Church and active in WCTU work. Surviving are the son; and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Moss of Detroit, and Mrs. Vivian Walker of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1950
Haney Bessie C, 84, R. 3, Albion, died yesterday at Maple Hill Nursing Home, Columbia City. She was the widow of Thomas Haney, who died in 1945. She was born in Noble County on Feb. 1, 1880, the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Wysong Glass. A son, Earl died in 1948. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Paul (Elta) Swihart; a granddaughter, Mrs. Earlene Shumaker, Fort Wayne; two great-grandsons; and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Leone Haney, Albion. Services tomorrow in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1965 (d. 1-13-1965)
Haney Betty, 34, died July 20, 1945, after being in a coma since August 10, 1941 when injured in a traffic accident. She died in the home of her mother, Mrs. Ada Pfeilschifter. Her mother-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Haney, Merriam Ind., was killed and her husband injured in the accident. Her father, Michael Pfeilschifter, a former Toledo police officer, died last year. + 8-?-1945
Haney Boyd B, 71, of Fort Wayne, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Noble County, he resided in Fort Wayne most of his adult life. He retired 10 years ago as the northeast supervisor for Home Telephone and General Telephone Co. after 40 years of service. He served in the Army in WW I. Surviving are his wife, Georgia I.; his brother, Max J., Toledo, Ohio; and three sisters, Mrs. Romona Diffendarfer, LaOtto, Mrs. Ernest Dickey, Culver, and Mrs. Neil Hile, Albion. Funeral Monday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 4-16-1970 + 4-?-1970
Haney Bruce, 67, (b. 12-29-1895 - d. 3-12-1963) a patient in the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday. Survivors include the wife, Eva; two daughters; one son; 14 grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters. Rites March 15 in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1963
Haney Cecil P, 83, of Kendallville, died Monday at the home of her daughter in New Haven. She was born Dec. 28, 1900 in Collins, the daughter of William and Mary A. (Cummings) Pooler. On Oct. 14, 1926 in Fort Wayne, she married Banner Pierce "Tack" Haney, who died Oct. 5, 1974. A graduate of International Business College, Fort Wayne, she was self-employed and co-founder of Haney’s Glass Shops in Kendallville and Auburn. She was a member of the Christian Science Society and OES. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gene (Bertha) Kelley of Kendallville, Mrs. Dave (Hannah) Kilgore of Wolcottville, and Peg Linker of New Haven; three sons, Allen and Robert of Kendallville, and Roy of Muncie; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, five sisters and one grandchild preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-20-1984
Haney Charles F was born in Penn. Dec. 20, 1848, died at his home in Aurora, Col., Dec. 31, 1924, aged 76 years and 11 days from pneumonia. He is survived by one daughter, Natalie Henry, and grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Price of Albion, Mrs. Ella Kiser of Angola, Ind.; and two brothers, Elmer E. of Albion, and John C. of Hammond, Ind. He was married twice, first to Lydia Johnson of this county, whose demise occurred at the birth of their first heir, a son named Leroy who died with the mother. In 1883 he married Fannie Russell, also of this county, who preceded him in death at their home in Denver, Col., more than a year ago. They had two daughters, Natalie and Georgia, the latter dying at their home in Albion from scarlet fever, aged two years. He spent most of his life in Albion. He was a member of Albion Lodge No. 380 IOOF. Funeral was at Olinger Chapel. Cremation at Riverside and ashes returned to Albion and spread beside those of his wife in the cemetery here. + 12-?-1924
Haney Charles R, 66, a resident of Noble County most of his life, died May 28, 1952 at his home southeast of Albion in Green Twp. He is survived by his widow, Pearl; two sons, Captain C. L. of USMC, Santa Ana, Calif., and Russell of Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Diffendarfer of Churubusco; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Edna Herendeen and Mrs. Loris Clouse of near Churubusco, Mrs. Fay Fry of Payne, Ohio, and Mrs. Fred Walburn of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dewey of Ligonier. Funeral Saturday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1952
Haney Dewey K, 77, Ligonier, died Saturday at Goshen Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1898 in Noble County to John and Emma (Klick) Haney. He married Emma Mae Smith Oct. 25, 1917 in Albion. She died in 1972. He had been a lifetime area resident and was a retired farmer. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Mary Ellen) Drake, Ligonier; and one son, Robert, Ligonier. One sister and six brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday at Werker Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1975
Haney Earl L, 42, died of a heart attack in the basement of his home in Albion Jan. 15, 1948. He was Albion fifth grade teacher, an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Albion Lodge No. 97 F&AM. He is survived by his widow, Leone (Grate); and their daughter, Earlene; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Haney. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Haney Elmer E, son of Pearce and Mary Haney, was born in Albion, April 16, 1861, and died March 13, 1925 after suffering about a year with anemia, aged being 63 years, 10 months and 25 days. Early in life he apprenticed as a blacksmith and followed that occupation until eight years ago when a while later he accepted the position as custodian of Noble County courthouse, which position he held until about a year ago. He married Rose Miller of LaGrange, Ind. Nov. 13, 1884. They had two children, Alton who died in infancy, and Lillian Margaret, who survives. He was a member of IOOF No. 280. He was the 11th child of a family of 12 children. Surviving are his wife and daughter; a brother, John C. of Hammond, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Price of Albion, and Mrs. Ella Kiser of Angola. Services at Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday. + 3-?-1925
Haney Emma Mae, 75, Ligonier, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 3, 1897 in Noble County to John and Ella (Friend) Smith. She married Dewey Haney Oct. 25, 1917 in Albion. She moved to Ligonier 21 years ago from Albion. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alvin R. Drake, Ligonier; one son, Robert L., Ligonier; and one sister, Mrs. Ralph Gradeless, Garrett. Services Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1972
Haney Forrest, 89, of R. 2, Wolcottville, died Wednesday in LaGrange Hospital. He was born Oct. 28, 1899 in West Liberty, Ky. On Dec. 15, 1937 in Muncie he married Betty F. Cox. He moved from Muncie to Wolcottville in 1964. He was a retired mechanic for General Cabling Co. in Muncie. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Blanche Lewis of Fla.; three sons, Glen of Fort Wayne, Jarred of Dayton, Ohio, and Dean of Lexington, Ky.; three sisters, Edna Nolder of Lynchburg, Ohio, Pearl Wheeler of Stow, Mass., and Golda Benton of Ky.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Monday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Gardens of Memory, Muncie. + 10-25-1989
Haney Glennie O, 79, R. 2, died Wednesday at the home of her son, Lowell, R. 4, Columbia City. She had made her home there for the past year. She was born Jan. 27, 1891 in Green Twp to James and Elizabeth (Rivir) Winebrenner and was married to Harley Haney Sept. 9, 1911. She was a lifelong resident of Noble County. The son is the only survivor. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral Saturday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1970
Haney Harley, 48, of near Merriam, sustained a stroke of apoplexy Sunday while at the barn milking and died Monday. He is survived by his wife, the daughter of the late James Winebrenner; and one, son, Lowell. + 3-?-1938
Haney James Lowell, 67, died May 4, 1981 in his home at Albion. He was born in Noble County to Harley and Glennie Winebrenner Haney. On Jan. 29, 1938 he married Pearl Kline in the Wesleyan parsonage in Albion. She died April 8, 1981. He was a retired farmer and had been employed as a security guard at Kraft in Kendallville. He moved to Albion from Whitley County three years ago. He was a 1931 graduate of Wolf Lake High School. Funeral Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Haney Lura M (b. 12-10-1879) of Wolf Lake, died Sept. 21, 1963 at Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vera Brown of Angola; five grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-21-1963
Haney Mae died Friday at her home in Fort Wayne of a heart attack. She was a member of the Albion Methodist Church, the White Shrine of Jerusalem at Albion, and Trinity Chapter of OES at Fort Wayne. Surviving are the husband, Douglas M., a victim of paralysis; a sister, Mrs. Edith Lagendre of Evansville; two brothers, Walter A. and Richard W. Baker of Fort Wayne. Funeral at a Fort Wayne funeral home Monday. Burial, Decatur Cemetery. + 7-?-1954
Haney Marc A, 21, Kendallville, was killed Saturday when his car left the road on Ind. 3 and struck a house at Lisbon. Police reported he either fell asleep or passed out. His blood alcohol content was 0.2 percent, twice the legal limit. He was born March 12, 1968 in Kendallville, the son of Michael P. and Judy K. (Beitler) Haney. He was employed by Haney’s Glass Shop Inc. and was a member of Trinity Church and the IMPBA Radio Controlled Model Boat Club. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Scott at home; his grandparents, Allen and Virginia Haney of Kendallville, Harry Beitler and step-grandmother, Betty Beitler of Decatur; great-grandmother, Hazel Mankowski of Garrett; and his fiancée, Kellett Huber of R. 3, Wolcottville. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-21-1989
Haney Margaret Twaits, 87, Ligonier, died Aug. 7 in Strawberry Village Nursing Home of complications. She was born Feb. 18, 1890 in Morgan County, Ky., the daughter of John and Sarah (Bryant) Murphy. She moved to Ligonier from Whitley County in 1950. She first married Samuel N. Twaits, who died in 1939. She next married Joseph Haney, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are one son, Zollie Twaits, Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lana) Grate, Ligonier; six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Curtis, R. 1, Cromwell. Three brothers and six sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Aug. 9 in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Salem Cemetery at Wilmot. + 8-7-1977
Haney Nettie, 75, of near Merriam, was killed Sunday when an automobile driven by her son, Max of Toledo collided with a truck on U. S. Highway 24, five and one-half miles west of Defiance, O. The truck driver told state highway patrolman that his brakes failed and caused the accident. She is survived by three sons, Max , Bruce of Wolf Lake, and Boyd of Fort Wayne; and four daughters, Mrs. Neal Hile near Merriam, Mrs. Ebony Bair, and Mrs. Romona Hill of Green Twp Noble County, and Mrs. Ernest Dickey of Tippecanoe, Ind. Funeral Wednesday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1941
Haney Pearl B, 67, of Albion, died Wednesday (d. 4-8-1981) in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne She was born June 16, 1913 in Noble County, the daughter of Albert and Inez (Masten) Kline. On Jan. 29, 1938 in Albion she married James Lowell Haney. She moved back to Albion three years ago from Whitley County, where the family owned a farm. She was a 1932 graduate of Albion High School. Surviving are two brothers, Homer of Rome City, and David of Albion. A brother preceded her in death. Services Friday in Wesleyan Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Haney Pearl E, 74, died, with her daughter Viva Fry, in an automobile accident Wednesday south of Churubusco on U. S. 33. Rites will be Saturday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. She was born Feb. 8, 1890 in Noble County, a daughter of William and Harriett Irons McCoy. In 1908 she was married to Charles Summers and they resided on a farm in Green Center until he died in 1931, also the victim of an auto accident. In 1933 she was married to Charles Haney and they made their home on their present farm at R. 3, Albion. She was a member of Pilgrim Holiness Church, Green Twp. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marion Clouse and Mrs. Gerald Herendeen, both of R. 1, Churubusco, and Mrs. Wayne Walburn of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Craig of South Whitley. Three stepchildren also survive. They are C. L. Haney of Santa Ana, Calif., Russell Haney of Muncie and Mrs. Floyd Diffendarfer of Churubusco. ~ 11-19-1964 + 11-?-1964
Haney Robert J "Pete", 79, died July 15, 2002 at Goshen Hospital. He retired in 1984 from Weatherhead in Columbia City and had been an independent truck driver. The first fire chief of Wolf Lake Fire Dept., he was a volunteer firefighter for 20 years and a member of Albion Eagles Lodge. He was born Sept. 12, 1922 to Bruce and Eva (Seymoure) Haney in Albion. He married Mary Madden April 20, 1944 in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Albion. She died Dec. 16, 1991. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Dee Haney of Rolling Prairie; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Fred Colen of Wolf Lake; 8 grandchildren, Sherry Wantola, John Gill, Jason and Jeremy Haney, Inger, Freya and Gretchen Bentson and Kim Coffman; 2 great-grandchildren, Zach and Katelyn Knafel; and 2 sisters, Alice Shisler of Kimmell and Ruth Strater of Albion. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-16-202
Haney Rose E was the daughter of Eli and Margaret Moffett Miller, born near LaGrange, Ind. Sept. 3, 1865. There were 3 sisters and brothers in the family, all of whom with the parents have died except one sister, Mrs. Emma Lambright, who lives in West Bridgewater, Pa. When she was 18 years old she came to Albion, where on Nov. 13, 1884 she married Elmer E. Haney. They had one daughter, Lillian. A nephew, Burns Gillen, spent a number of years in the home. Mr. Haney died in March 1925. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors organization at Auburn. She died March 25, 1939, 73 years, 6 months and 22 days of age. Funeral at the home March 27. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1939
Haney Thomas R was born May 10, 1881 and died Nov. 23, 1945. Services at Bonham & Miser’s Nov. 26. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1945
Haney Valena, daughter of Elmer C. and Bessie May Strouse, was born in Allen County Nov. 17, 1901, and died of cerebral meningitis April 18, 1923, aged 21 years, 5 months and 1 day. In 1903 her parents moved with her to Garrett where she grew to womanhood, attending the schools there. She graduated with the class of 1920, being the second one of the class to pass into the beyond. She married Banner Pierce Haney in Detroit, Mich. Dec. 23, 1922. She was one of six children, one sister having preceded her in death. Three sisters, Ida May, Myele Laurese, Ruth Mary; and one brother, Woodrow William, survive, with her parents. She also leaves her husband and infant son, Allan Elmer; one grandmother. She united with the Baptist Church of Garrett. Funeral Friday at Albion Presbyterian Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1923
Haney William Irvin, 71, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Neal Hile of Noble Twp, Sunday. Surviving are the widow, Anita; four daughters, Mrs. Ebony Bair of Green Twp, Mrs. Neal Hile, Noble Twp, Mrs. Lee Hill of Huntington, and Mrs. Ernest Dickey; one brother, George of Milford; two sisters, Mrs. A. F. McDaniel and Mrs. Emma Stauffer; and three sons, Bruce of Albion, Boyd of Fort Wayne, and Max of Toledo, O. Funeral Wednesday at Christian Chapel. + 4-?-1933
Hanley Beverly, 56, died July 23 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. A Lafayette native, she had lived in Fort Wayne 25 years. Surviving are her husband, Robert G.; a stepdaughter, Lauralee Moser of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Dennis L. Hanley of LaOtto; three sisters; one brother; and a step-grandchild. Services Sunday in Messiah Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. ~ 7-30-1987
Hanley Edward J, 67, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1967 after 45 years as a conductor with the Penn-Central Railroad. A Navy veteran of WW I, he was a member of the United Brethren Church in Roanoke, Roanoke Lodge 195 F & AM, 32nd degree Scottish Rite and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Norma; three sons, Albert, Fort Wayne, Edward in Calif., and Robert, Avilla; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Burris, Avilla; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lillian DeBark, Calif.; two brothers, John, Fort Wayne, and Ray, Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Anna Uhrick in California; two stepsisters, Mrs. Lena Kimmel, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Sophia Urbine, Monroeville; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in the Tom Mungovan Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 1-15-1970 + 1-?-1970
Hanley Theresa J, 80, died at Sacred Heart Home Saturday. She was born in Peru, Ill. July 8, 1900, the daughter of Charles and Theresa (Beckman) Schweickert. Her husband, Joseph, whom she married in Chicago in 1921, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in the Home chapel. ~ 5-21-1981 + 5-?-1981
Hanlon Brent Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanlon, died at McCray Hospital Oct. 7. He was 2 days old. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Stephen,; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hanlon of York Twp, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gray of Albion. Short services at Bonham & Miser’s Friday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1948
Hanlon Cora Ellen
, youngest child of Robert and Mary Hanlon, was born in Green Twp on July 31, 1875. She came to Avilla in 1896 where she has since resided with her brother, Henry. On May 17 she was operated upon at the Sacred Heart Hospital, from which operation she never recovered. She died August 19, 1922. Surviving are 2 sisters, Margaret Leitch of Tellequah, Oklahoma, Jane Crothers of this place, a brother Henry; 4 nieces and 2 nephews. Funeral at the residence of Frank Crothers Monday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. * 1922
Hanlon, Carole, 68, of Albion, died Friday in Indianapolis. She was born Feb 23, 1928 in Albion to Walter and Ruth (Durbin) Gray. She married Robert Hanlon and he preceded her in death March 11. Mrs. Hanlon was a lifetime Albion resident. Surviving are a son, Steve Hanlon of Fortville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother Larry Gray of Albion. Funeral services will be at Flanner-Buchanan Mortuary in Indianapolis. There will be no visitation. Brazzell Funeral Home Albion was in charge of local arrangements. + Aug 27, 1996 News Sun
Hanlon Frank, Green Twp farmer, died last Friday at the family residence in Green Twp. The immediate cause of his death being that of heart trouble. He was about 62 years of age and had followed the occupation of farming and teaching school practically all his life. At one time he was the township trustee of Green Twp. He is survived by his widow. He was affiliated with the Summit M. E. Church, of which he had been a member for many years. The funeral was Sunday from the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 2-26-1925
Hanlon George Franklin was born on the same farm where his whole life was spent, in Green Twp, Aug. 8, 1866, the son of James and Mary Hanlon. He was one of a family of three boys, Willie and Warren and the parents having preceded him in death. His early life was spent in school, he being the first common school graduate from Green Twp. While young he became a member of the Summit Church, joining in the old school house which he afterward bought and moved on to his farm where it is being used for other purposes. At the time of death he was steward and secretary of the official board and district steward in the church, and his sudden death leaves an unfinished report which he had started to make. On Sept. 3, 1889 he married Margaret Jane McCoy. He died Feb. 20, 1925, 58 years, six months and 12 days of age. George Reese made his home here for several years and is like a member of the family. Last fall he taught one day of school. This was the start of what would have been 30 years teaching school. He served Green Twp for six years as trustee. + 2-?-1925
Hanlon H H, 67, a lifelong resident of Avilla where he conducted a grocery store more than 20 years, died from a heart attack March 5. He was working about the store when stricken. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanlon and is survived by one sister; two nieces; two nephews. Mrs. Minnie Pepple of Avilla is a niece. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Hanlon James of Green Twp died on Friday of last week. He had gone to the barn to do chores and, not returning when expected, his son went out to the barn and found his father laying dead by the side of the straw stack. He had been in poor health for many years, and heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of his death. He was born Dec. 3, 1824; died Feb. 1, 1889; leaves a wife and a son. Funeral Sunday. Burial, King’s Graveyard. ~ 1-31-1889 ^ 2-8-1889
Hanlon James H of Seattle, Washington, died on September 18, 1920, death being caused by leakage of the heart, following a year’s illness. He was born in Green Twp and lived there all his life with the exception of two years in Churubusco and 19 years in Seattle. ~ 9-29-1920
Hanlon James R, 56, was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are his wife, Mary; two brothers, Roy of Shelby, Ohio, and Frank of Wawaka; and seven sisters, Mrs. Florence Zolman, LaOtto, Mrs. Nancy Wiseman, Edon, Ohio, Mrs. Lizzie Weeks, Avilla, Mrs. Dora Thompson, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Edith Schemahorn, Howe, Mrs. Myrtle Miller, Mansfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Sarah Jennings, Kendallville. Funeral Monday from the C. M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-4-1951
Hanlon Mary W, 70, Cromwell, died Tuesday in her residence. Born May 27, 1906 in Hart County, Ky., she was the daughter of Charles Turner and Sarah (Craddock) Sullivan. She married Calvin Hanlon Feb. 10, 1951 in Jeffersonville. He preceded her in death in 1957. She had lived in New Albany before moving to Cromwell 19 years ago. She was a member of United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Violet) Kreager, Cromwell; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Bower, New Albany, and Mrs. Bessie Gibson, Upton, Ky.; one brother, Owen of Lafayette. Funeral Friday in Cromwell United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1977
Hanlon Michael Lynn, aged three days, one of the sons born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanlon, Jan. 20, 1947, died at McCray Hospital Jan. 23, 1947. He is survived by his twin brother; his parents; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gray, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hanlon, all of Albion. Short services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Thursday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1947
Hanlon Ray, about 63, former York Twp trustee and familiarly known as the "melon man," died April 24, 1959 at his home three miles west of Albion following a heart attack. He was born Oct. 5, 1895 in Swan Twp, but had lived most of his life in York Twp, where he had served as trustee from 1950 to 1958. Surviving are the wife, Ruth; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Campbell of Albion; one son, Robert of Albion; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elza Bonar of Skinner Lake. Funeral Sunday at EUB Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1959
Hanlon Robert W was born in Green Twp on May 8, 1861; died at his home in DeKalb County April 7, 1898 from consumption, aged 36 years, 10 months and 29 days. He married Susan Smith December 13, 1888. They had two sons and one daughter, who, with his wife, a mother, two brothers and two sisters, survive. Funeral at Cedar Chapel on Sunday. ~ 4-14-1898
Hanlon, Robert C, "Bob"”, 71 of Albion, died at 8:30 am Monday in Whitley County Hospital in Columbia city. He was born in Albion on Aug 31, 1924, to Ray and Ruth (Dazey) Hanlon. On May 17, 1946 in the EUB Church parsonage in Albion, he married Carole Gray. She survives. He was lifetime Albion area resident and was a line superintendent for Noble County REMC retiring in 1979. He was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion. Surviving also are a son, Steve Hanlon of Fortville; a sister Mary Campbell of Albion; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Michael and Brent. There are no services or calling. Preferred memorials are to Noble Co Foundations or Camp Lutherhaven. + Mar 12, 1996 News-Sun
Hanlon Wilbert R, about 59, (b. 4-15-1890) of York Twp, died Aug. 9, 1949 at McCray Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Surviving are the widow, Velma; a brother, Ray of near Albion; and a sister, Mrs. Elza Bonar also of near Albion. Funeral Tuesday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 8-?-1949
Hanmer Edward T, eldest son of John and Elvira Hanmer of this city, died at his home in Washington D.C. May 24 of Bright’s disease. Funeral was at the residence of his parents yesterday. He was born at Otsego, Mich. Oct. 27, 1843. He entered the army at 18 years of age and served until the end of the war. He was engaged in the Battle of Baton Rouge and it was in the marshes and bayous of Louisiana and Mississippi caring for the sick and wounded that he contracted the germs of the terrible disease that terminated his life. He married first Alvie Beatty of Zanesville, Ohio. She dying, he married Mattie Hamilton of Washington D.C., who with one child remains to mourn. In 1875 he took up his residence in Washington and was in the Marine hospital service for 2 years. He was a member of Kit Carson Post No. 2 and an honorary member of the Old Guard, Washington D.C. ^ 5-30-1890
Hanmer Elvira, 82, widow of the late John Hanmer, died Saturday at the family residence on E. Mitchell St.. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Julia Jamieson, who resides at the family home, and 3 sons, Warren Fred of this city, Irvin J. of Chicago, and George L. of St. Charles, Ill. Funeral was held from the residence this afternoon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. She was born in Alexandria, Genesee County, N.Y. Nov. 5, 1822 and died in Kendallville July 15. At the age of 11 she moved to Kalamazoo County, Mich. with her parents. In 1842 the family moved to Allegan County and Dec. 8 of that year she married John Hanmer. They had 6 sons and 1 daughter. In 1862 the family moved to Kalamazoo where they lived until after the return of her 2 oldest boys from the war. After a few years residence in Zanesville and Marion, Ohio, she moved with 2 of her sons and their families to this city where she had since lived. Three of her sons died after reaching manhood and in 1896 she buried her husband. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Harris of Kalamazoo, and one brother, Warren Squier of Grand Rapids. ^ 7-21-1905
Hanmer John was born in Herkimer County, New York in the year 1819. When a mere lad his parents moved to Allegan County, Mich., which at that time was a dense forest. Orphaned young, he, by his own industry, wrought out of this forest a home for himself and younger brothers and sisters. He was married to Elvira Squier Dec. 3, 1842 at Otsego. They had six sons and one daughter. For many years he was engaged in the manufacturing business in Mich. Fourteen years ago he moved to Kendallville where he died June 30, 1896. In 1854 he became a believer in spiritualism and for over forty years was firm in that faith. He leaves a wife, three sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren. Funeral was at the family residence on East Mitchell Street this morning. The remains were borne to Lake View Cemetery and laid beside those of two sons and a son-in-law, gone before. + 6-30-1896 ^ 7-10-1896
Hanna Angeline, 30, died June 2, 1945 in Irene Byron Sanitarium. For the last 11 years she had been a bookkeeper at Publix Cafe. Surviving are the father, Ellesworth; a brother, Robert G.; and a grandmother, Mrs. Jenny Myers, all of Toledo, O. Services Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1945
Hanna Dale - The funeral of Dale Hanna, which was held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Hanna in this city, Sunday was one of the largest ever held in Burlingame. To many it recalled a similar occasion on the same spot when occurred the funeral of Jervis Drew, youngest son of W. Y. Drew, whose body was brought home from the Philippine Islands at the close of the Spanish-American War. Both boys succumbed to disease in military hospitals, but both as truly gave their lives in their country’s service as those who died on battle fields. Dale Bryant Hanna was born in this city July 22, 1896 and grew to young manhood universally esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He became a member of the Methodist Church in 1910, for the past year or more he had been a solicitor for an old line insurance company. His marriage to Julia Middleton of this city occurred on July 26 last past. A month later or on August 26 he was inducted into military service at Ft. Riley and was assigned to the medical corps. He was transferred to Camp Cody, Deming. N. Mex., in another month and left for the west on September 25. He was taken ill with influenza about ten days prior to his death. Pneumonia and scarlet fever later developed and death occurred November 6. He is survived by his wife, his parents and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Garringer and Misses Julia and Florence Hanna. (Burlingham (Kan.) Enterprise) Note: The mother of the deceased was the daughter of Harlow Fisk, formerly of this vicinity. ~ 11-27-1918
Hanna Rue E, 59, died Friday at his home in South Bend from a heart ailment. Surviving are the widow, Docas; two daughters and 6 sons, including Curtis of Cromwell. Funeral Monday in South Bend. Burial, South Lawn Cemetery, South Bend. + 3-?-1946
Hanna William "Bill", 62, of 108 King St., died Tuesday at McCray Hospital. He was born March 3, 1922 in Steuben County, the son of Waldo and Bertha (Berlin) Hanna. On Oct. 2, 1953 in Kendallville he married Phyllis Bertsch. He was a graduate of Scott Center High School and had been a farmer and owner-operator of the Dairy Treat in Butler. He retired as superintendent of Kendallville Park & Recreation Dept., and was a charter member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, and Elks and Moose Lodges in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Willis and Keith of Angola. One brother, Kenneth, preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 8-7-1984
Hannah Bertram R was born May 20, 1875 and died June 29, 1946. Services at Bonham & Miser’s July 1. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1946
Hannah Elfrieda, 87, died Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla. A retired dress designer, she was the widow of Bert Hannah. Survivors include two sisters, Hildegard Slamin, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Valeska Pippenger, Avilla Sacred Heart Home. Graveside services Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. + 12-?-1976
Hanneman Dottie, 70, of Steinbarger Lake, Wawaka, died July 16, 2004 of complications from lung cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne on December 11, 1933 to Robert and Mabel (Tindall) Dressel. She married Chuck Hanneman on June 12, 1971 in Fort Wayne. She had lived in the Wawaka area for 12 years. Surviving are her mother; her husband; 2 sons, Richard Zuber Jr., Columbia City, and Douglas Zuber, Waynedale; 3 daughters, Debbie Larson, Silver Bay, Minn., Denise Tadeo, Fort Wayne, and Dawn Zuber of Georgia; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She served as Noble County Republican party committee chairperson from 1997 to 2002 and had worked as Allen County deputy recorder and auditor. Preceding her in death were her father and a brother, Donald Dressel. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. ~ 7-29-2004
Hannon Ada, 56, died at her home here Dec. 24. Surviving are the husband, Frank of Kendallville; three sons, Joel Hannon of Kendallville, Clyde and Darold Brundige, both of this city; her mother, Mrs. Rhoda Moore, city; a brother, Forrest Moore, Los Angeles; and five grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at the Christian Church at Merriam. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1940
Hannon Margaret May, 84, died today at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, where she was a resident. Born in Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 28, 1891 to Albert Leonard and Emma (Shaffer) she moved to the Kendallville area 10 years ago from Urbana, Ohio. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ernest Gentis and Frank Hannon. Three brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ralph W. (Ruth) Bailey, Urbana, Ohio; a son, Marvin Gentis, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Riley, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville, Thursday. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn. + 2-?-1976
Hansen Lane, 50, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was stricken and died in the St. James Restaurant in Avilla last Wednesday. He was a truck driver for IML Freight Inc. The body was taken to Berhalter-Preston Mortuary in Avilla, then was flown to the Anderson Mortuary in American Fork, Utah, where funeral arrangements were completed. ~ 2-17-1972
Hanshew Everett W, 86, R. 1, died Sunday at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1885 in Noble County to James and Isabell (Good) and was married Nov. 5, 1910 in Goshen to Sabina Long. He had formerly lived in Elkhart County and was a retired farmer. Surviving are the widow; a son, Elmer, Topeka; one sister, Mrs. Laura Pappas, Three Rivers, Mich.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Tuesday at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Hanshew Sabina Faye, 98, formerly of R. 1, Ligonier, died at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Ligonier, Saturday. She was born April 18, 1889 in Kosciusko County to George and Margaret Long. On Jan. 5, 1911, she married Everett Hanshew, who died in 1971. She was a lifetime Ligonier resident. Surviving are a son, Elmer of Topeka; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Eden Cemetery, Topeka. + 11-7-1987
Hanson Elisha S, 88, a resident of LaOtto, died Dec. 1 of a complication of diseases. Funeral last Monday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 12-18-1905
Hanson Emma Norris, about 93, (b. 5-15-1853) a native of Noble County, died Sept. 1, 1946 at Goshen, where she had been living for the past eight years. She is survived by one son, Ben Norris of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Della Minard of Goshen, and Mrs. Ed Warden of South Bend; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and four stepdaughters. Services Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 9-?-1946
Hanson Peter Alfred was born Aug. 20, 1850 at Wisby Gottland, Sweden; died at his home Oct. 3, 1926. When he was 21 years old he came to America, landing July 5, 1872. In July 1886 he married Elizabeth Eversole. She died in 1918. On Oct. 16, 1919 he married Mrs. Emma Norris. He is survived by the wife; five daughters, Mrs. Isaiah DePew of Wawaka, Mrs. Anna Banta, Mrs. S. D. Scarlett of Kendallville, Mrs. R. E. Shaner of Chicago, and Mrs. Georgia Reidell of Detroit; a number of grandchildren. Early in life he united with the Swedish Lutheran Church. He studied for the ministry in the church, owing to defective eyesight he gave up further study. Funeral at Sparta Church Oct. 5. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1926
Hanson Rebecca, for many years a resident of LaOtto, was stricken with paralysis Thursday and her death occurred Friday. She was about 70 years of age and is survived by four children, three sons and one daughter, Roy of Kendallville, Clark of Fort Wayne, Merritt of LaOtto, and Mrs. Ella Sithen of Garrett; a number of grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Funeral was Tuesday. ~ 12-4-1912
Hanson V L, 75, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Koon of near Wolcottville, from diabetes. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Rodman of near Kendallville, and Mrs. Koon. Funeral Wednesday at the Christian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1935
Hantz Janice E, 64, of Coldwater and Huntertown, died April 27, 2006 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born November 28, 1941 in Hemlock, W.Va. to Edd and Alma Pearle (Stalnaker) Vanpelt. She married Orville "Gene" Hantz on December 9, 1962 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Tim Tassler of Fort Wayne, Debbie and Kelly Kovets of LaOtto, Kelly and Scotty Ferguson of Bristol; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Shelley Hantz of Carmel and Russ and Renee Hantz of McCordsville; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clebert Vanpelt. She was part owner and corporate secretary of Precision Welding Corp. in Huntertown. She had attended Indiana Academy in Cicero and International Business College in Fort Wayne and was a member of Country Friends Home Ec Club in LaOtto. Services at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. Burial, South Scott Cemetery, Angola. ~ 5-4-2006
Happel Arthur David, 88, formerly of Allen County, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mary Bianski, of LaOtto. He was an Allen County native. Upon retirement from General Electric in 1958 he moved to Riverside, Calif. He had returned to LaOtto to live with his daughter in November. Other survivors include two sons, Donald of Columbia City, and Charles E. of Fort Myers, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Doris Polley of Riverside, Calif., and Evelyn Conley of El Toro, Calif.; and a sister, Lina Fauler of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Happel Robert David, 46, resided at Fort Wayne, and died Friday in Lutheran Hospital there. Death was due to injuries received in a New Year’s Day accident on Avondale Avenue, Fort Wayne. He was attempting to start his car in bitter cold weather when he was struck by a hit-run driver, whose identity is yet unknown. He was born May 2, 1922 in Allen County, a son of Arthur E. and Irma Drewett Happel. He married Ruth McAskill in 1962 in Calif. and they lived in Los Angeles until Dec. 25, 1968, when they moved to their present home. While in Calif. He was in business as a realtor. He had served in the Merchant Marines in WW II. He was a member of Moose Lodge 200, Fort Wayne, American Legion Post 47 and Fort Wayne Eagles Lodge, Iron Workers Local 147, and the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors. Surviving besides the wife, Ruth, are a daughter, Mrs. George Merrill (Sandra) of Fort Wayne; a grandson, Michael Merrill; two brothers, Charles E. and Donald, both of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Bianski of R. 1, LaOtto; his father, Arthur Happel of Riverside, Calif., and his mother, Mrs. Irma Ball of R. 1, LaOtto; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Drewett of Fort Wayne. Funeral in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, Monday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-6-1969 + 2-?-1969
Harber Clotildis R, 64, a Sacred Heart Home resident for the past six years, died May 27. She was a former Fort Wayne resident. Widowed in 1945, she is survived by two sons, Kenneth and Bernard; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen Klug; one brother, Frank J. Miller; three half-brothers, five half-sisters and four grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Fort Wayne. ~ 6-2-1960
Harber Louis J Jr. died Wednesday at his residence in Fort Wayne. A Yoder native, he had lived most of his life in Fort Wayne. He was a WW II Army veteran and had worked for Bowmar Instruments Corp. 32 years where he was an expeditor. Survivors include his wife, Betty; his mother, Marie of Fort Wayne; 10 daughters, including Patricia A. Gensic of Albion; two sons, one sister and 26 grandchildren. Services Saturday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 5-29-1985
Harbison Murfus C, 62, R. 1, Cromwell, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday following an apparent heart attack while driving near Lake Wawasee. He was born Dec. 23, 1911 in Tennessee. He married Hazel L. Bracey Nov. 17, 1931. He moved to Cromwell in 1965 from Fort Wayne and was a retired butcher. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Botchuck, R. 3, Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Cyrus Holderfield Jr., Franklin, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 6-?-1974
Harden Maude M, 87, of Fort Wayne, died Monday at the Lutheran Hospital. The Paulding County, Ohio native was retired from General Electric after 16 years of employment. Her husband, Ora, died in 1967. Surviving are five sons, Russell, Daniel and Glen, of Fort Wayne, Lloyd Kirby of Corunna, Mich., and Donald of Albion; a sister, Jennie Farber of Fort Wayne; Ray Douglas, Nobleton, Fla., Harvey Douglas, Rome City, and Floyde Douglas, Wolcottville; and 36 grandchildren. Services at Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Home Thursday. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 6-1-1985
Harden Russell O, 60, died Sunday at home. He was a retired auto mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Shirl; a daughter, Jeanette Moran of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Donald of Albion, Danny and Glen of Fort Wayne; a stepbrother, Lloyd Kirby of Corunna; and two granddaughters. Services are Wednesday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 2-28-1988
Hardenbrook Agnes died on Tuesday of last week of asthma and lung fever. Funeral took place on the following Thursday. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. ^ 3-15-1889
Hardenbrook Ave Marie, about 60, a native of Albion, was found dead in her home at LaPorte Oct. 19, 1968. She was born in Albion July 7, 1908, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hardenbrook. She was a graduate of Albion High School, and except for her enlistment during WW II in the WAVES, she has resided and taught at LaPorte. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Helen Murray of Fort Wayne; and two brothers, Dallas of South Bend, and Alan of Auburn. She was a member of the Lutheran Church at LaPorte, the OES and the American Association of University Women. Services Monday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1968
Hardenbrook Carl, 54, died Wednesday. He spent practically his entire life in this community. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow Lodges and the only surviving Spanish American War veteran in this community. He was interested in the Ackerman Mercantile Co. and active in its management. Survivors include the widow; three sons, Ivan, Alan, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Murray, Evelyn, Ave, and Phyllis; one grandson, Bobby Murray; two brothers, Jay of Milwaukee, Wis., and Guy of this city; a half-brother, Ruel of Denver, Colo.; a half-sister, Mrs. Feetus Rauh of near Kendallville; and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Winebrenner of Bemidji, Minn. Funeral from the home Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 11-?-1932
Hardenbrook Effie, 83, (b. 2-16-1875) died March 4, 1958 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dwight Gatwood in Sayreville, N.J., where she had resided for some time. She was the widow of Guy Hardenbrook, who died in 1950. Surviving besides the daughter are two granddaughters. Funeral was Friday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1958
Hardenbrook Guy, 76, (b. 6-2-1874) died July 26, 1950 of a heart attack at McCray Hospital. At one time he owned and operated a grocery store where the local theatre stands now. He served as trustee of Albion Twp for many years. After recovering from a severe illness several years ago he was employed at Beck’s Drug Store where he worked up to the time of his last illness and death. He was a Mason, joining in 1895 and receiving his 50-year gold button on April 11, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Effie; one daughter, Mrs. Dwight Gatwood of Sayreville, N.J.; two grandchildren; one brother, Jay of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Rauh of Kendallville, and Mrs. Blanche Winebrenner of Cass Lake, Minn. Funeral Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1950
Hardenbrook Ivan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hardenbrook, died last Saturday at Phoenix, Ariz. He was born in Albion 41 years ago. Survivors include two brothers, Alan of Auburn, and Dallas, en route home from the Philippines; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Murray of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Charles VanScoik of Auburn, Miss Ave Marie, postgraduate student at Muncie, and Mrs. Charles Bower of Riverside, Calif. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Feb. 17. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1946
Hardenbrook Otelia died Jan. 7, 1934. She was born Feb. 18, 1880 to Peter and Justina Magnuson in LaGrange County. She spent most of her childhood in Noble County. She was one of ten children, two sisters and two brothers survive her. In 1903 she married Carl Hardenbrook, and they had seven children. She was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Albion, North Star Rebecca Lodge and Prentiss Chapter, OES of Albion, Fergusson Chapter, Auxiliary of Spanish War Veterans. Her husband died in March 1932. Surviving are the children, Mrs. Helen Murray, Ivan, Evelyn, Ave, Alan, Dallas, and Phyllis; and two grandchildren. Funeral at the home Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1934 ^ 1-9-1934
Hardenbrook Ruel, nearly 78, died Saturday at his home in Denver, Col., where he has resided since leaving Albion 25 or more years ago. He was a native of Albion and grew to manhood here. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis. He was the son of Solomon Hardenbrook, who in young manhood made a hazardous voyage to South America via Cape Horn. Surviving are the widow, Mary (Green) Hardenbrook; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Kimmell of Calif.; and one son, Dee, also of Calif.; one half-brother, Guy of Albion. Funeral Monday. Burial at Denver. + 4-?-1941
Hardendorf George, 31, former resident of near Albion, met a tragic death Friday when he fell from the lineman’s truck on which he was riding, to the pavement, about one and one-half miles south of Ligonier. He was the son of Judson Hardendorf, formerly of Albion and now of LaGrange. Other surviving relatives include three sisters, Grace Sieber and Mrs. Blanche Leatherman of Albion, and Miss Anna now in Calif. He was born in Noble County Sept. 3, 1896, the son of Judson and Mary Hardendorf, and departed this life May 10, 1929, 32 years, 8 months and 7 days. His mother, a twin sister and a brother preceded him in death. Since the age of 15 he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards, an uncle and aunt. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Brimfield. Funeral May 13 from Union Church. Burial at Union. + 5-?-1929
Hardendorf Harry D, 43, died at his home in Chicago Dec. 7. He was the son of M. R. Hardendorf of Fort Wayne and a nephew of the late Nathan Wyatt of Brimfield. He leaves a wife, Celia; and five daughters, Marvel, Mary Jane, Dorthy, Virginia and Rose Marie. Funeral at Bonham Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 12-?-1933
Hardendorf Judson, 77, formerly a resident of Jefferson Twp, but of late years residing near Oliver Lake in LaGrange County, died July 6 at Easthaven Hospital at Richmond. His wife preceded him in death about six weeks. Surviving are two daughters, 11 grandchildren and three stepchildren. Funeral Thursday at Sweet Church where he once resided. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-????
Hardendorf Rosetta C, 78, wife of Myron E. Hardendorf, died at her home in Rome City this morning of apoplexy. She was one of the old residents of Rome City. Funeral at Rome City M. E. Church Sunday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 5-20-1910
Hardendorf Warren was born in Jefferson Twp on Dec. 29, 1893; died at a sanitarium in New Castle April 4, 1925, aged 31 years, three months and five days. His parents were Mary and Judson Hardendorf and he was one of a family of five children. He is survived by his father, his mother being deceased; one brother, George; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Sieber of near Albion, Mrs. Daniel Leatherman of Garrett, and Anna of Los Angeles, Cal. Services Tuesday with interment at Sweet Cemetery. + 4-?-1925
Harder - the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harman Harder died last week from scarlet fever perhaps. She was about 3 years old. ^ 2-4-1887
Harder Albert Leonard was born at Kendallville Feb. 4, 1876 and died at his home March 4, aged 25 years and 2 months. He died of catarrh of the stomach. Funeral was Wednesday from the Evangelical Church. ^ 3-15-1901 He died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Samuel Smith on Richmond St., this morning of lung trouble, aged twenty-five years and one month. + No date
Harder Mary (Miller) was born in Germany Jan. 24, 1862 and died at her home in Kendallville Feb. 13, aged 36 years and 20 days. She came from the Fatherland to Kendallville when 12, where she has since resided. On March 14, 1879 she married Harmon Harder. They had 3 children, one of whom died in infancy. Wallace C. and Gertrude E. remain with their father. She and her husband were members of the German M. E. Church of Kendallville. Funeral at the residence on E. Mitchell St. Feb. 15. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-18-1898
Harder Wallace C, about 69, died Aug. 28, 1951 at his Kendallville home. He was Noble County treasurer from 1928 to 1932 and served as Wayne Twp trustee from 1935 to 1943. He was a city councilman from 1918 to 1926. At the time of his death he was treasurer of the Noble County Republican Central Committee. He belonged to Elks Lodge No. 1194. The widow and one sister survive. Services Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1951
Hardesty Elizabeth, 72 years and 1 month, relict of Francis Hardesty, died Nov. 29 at the residence of her daughter. ^ 12-12-1877
Hardesty Lewis D, 56 years, 7 months and 21 days, died Oct. 26 near Rochester from the effects of an overdose of morphine. ^ 11-4-1880
Harding Alice, 57, wife of Richard Harding of Kendallville, died on Wednesday of last week from chronic nephritis. Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Zelma Kelly; and one son, Walter of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Emma Latson of Kendallville; and two brothers, George and Emery Treesh of DeKalb County. Final rites Friday from the residence. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 11-?-1936
Harding Angeline, daughter of Richard and Amy Ann Andrews, was born in Huron County, Ohio, July 22, 1835; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Lamiller near Albion on Nov. 1, 1929, aged 85 years, 3 months and 29 days. She leaves three daughters and one son living, Mrs. H. J. Repine and Mrs. Walter Walling, Kendallville, Mrs. Andrew Lamiller near Albion, and Charles Baker of Los Angeles, Cal. Two daughters preceded her to the other world, Mrs. Adella Irons and Mrs. Grace Riley. When a little girl she came with her parents to Noble County, Ind. and it has been her home ever since. She also leaves two brothers and one sister, Mrs. Ellen A. Wright, Fellsburg, Kan., Louis Andrews of Los Angeles, Cal., H. H. Andrews, Wichita, Kan.; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Cornelia Konkle was recently deceased. Funeral today at the U.B. Church in this city. + 11-?-1920
Harding Anna N "Betty", 72, of Lake Wales, Fla., died Monday in Winter Haven, Fla. She was born in Kendallville March 19, 1917 and on Nov. 5, 1933 married Dale C. Harding. She had lived most of her life in South Bend, moving from Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; two sons, David L. of Niles, Mich., and Larry D. of South Bend; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend. Burial, Highland Cemetery, South Bend. + 7-2-1989
Harding Barbara A, 40, Avilla, died June 5, 2002 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born January 8, 1962 in Kendallville to Robert and Theresa (Cousino) Harding. Her mother died July 23, 1992. Her father and stepmother, Eleanor, survive in Avilla. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, David and Rhonda Harding of Avilla; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Joseph Selby of Avilla; and 8 nieces and nephews, Sean and Amber Harding and Heather, Ashley, Robert, Benjamin, Jackie and Morgan Selby. The lifetime Avilla area resident was a dietary assistant at Provena Sacred Heart Home for 25 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Avilla and its Rosary Society. Services at St. Mary's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 6-13-2002
Harding Belle C, 85, died Monday in her farm home. Funeral yesterday in Zion Lutheran Church. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 1950
Harding Catherine, 85, widow of William Harding, died Monday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Harley Tyler, six miles northwest of Kendallville. Born in Starke County, she had resided around Kendallville all her life. Surviving is one brother, Amos Luttman of Corunna. Funeral at A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 1940
Harding Edwin, about 87, died at his home in Wolf Lake on June 21. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Harding of Wolf Lake. Services today in a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 6-?-1960
Harding Frank Leroy, 67, of Thousand Oaks, Calif. died at his residence Nov. 5. He was born in Kendallville June 14, 1915 to Charles W. and Bertha (Potter) Harding. A graduate of Kendallville High School where he was active in the drama department, he moved to Hollywood in 1935 where he became an actor. Over the years he had many supporting roles in both movies and television. A veteran of WW II, he saved art treasures from a burning building in the San Francisco Bay area, for which he received a scroll of honor from California’s governor. Surviving are his mother in Kendallville; three sisters, Amelia O’Sullivan of Wawaka, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Potts of Upper Lake, Calif.; and Shirley Sampson of Greenville, Texas; and a brother, Richard of Kendallville. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-5-1982
Harding George F, 50, owner and proprietor of the Harding Grocery in Wolf Lake the past 3 years, suffered a tragic death yesterday when a 12-gauge shotgun he was cleaning discharged and tore through the chest and heart. He formerly resided near Huntertown and came here about 3 years ago. Besides the widow, 2 brothers survive. ^ 8-25-1934
Harding John was born in Ashton-underline, England, Jan. 12, 1832 and died June 30, 1892 at the age of 60 years, 5 months and 18 days. He was married at Mt. Vernon, Ind. Dec, 2, 1861. His wife died April 1, 1887. There were four children, two of whom, Grace and Mabel, are now living. He was a soldier in the late war and in the regular army, having the rank of captain. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church where funeral was held Sunday. + 6-30-1892 ^ 7-8-1892
Harding John Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Harding of Avilla, was stillborn Saturday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Harding, New Haven, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Schlotterback of Avilla. Graveside services Monday in Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 3-13-1975
Harding Mabel died Jan. 22. Funeral yesterday at the Presbyterian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-23-1893 ^ 1-27-1893
Harding Martha Ann, 96, of Avilla, died May 21, 2006 at Sacred Heart Home. She was born March 18, 1910 in LaOtto to Claude F. and Mary I. (Hodgden) Hanson. Her husband, Roland G. Harding, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Rosalie Renkenberger of St. Joe and Carol Ann Wagner of Garrett; 3 sons, Kenneth of Auburn, Daniel of Corunna and Leland of Fort Wayne; a brother, Marvin E. of IA; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were a son, Roland G. Jr.; and 2 sisters, Ruth Weise and Florence Bloom. A homemaker, she graduated from Auburn High School in 1927 and attended Manchester College. She was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren where services were held. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. ~ 6-1-2006
Harding Mattie (Kennedy) was born near Raleigh, N.C. Oct. 2, 1842. At an early age she moved with her parents to Indiana and when they were taken from her lived at Mt. Vernon, Ind. with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Carter, until her marriage to John Harding on Dec. 2, 1861. She was the mother of 4 children, 2 of whom preceded her in death. Two daughters remain with their father. She united with the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Toledo 3 years ago. She died April 1. They came to Kendallville in Sept. 1866 and remained here until 1881 when they removed to Toledo, Ohio where she died of chronic bronchitis. Funeral at the M. E. Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-1-1887 ^ 4-8-1887
Harding Richard E, of Muncie, died Tuesday in Ball Memorial Hospital. he was born in Garrett and graduated from Garrett High school, International Business College, Fort Wayne, and had been employed several years at Cutting Corporation in Hartford City and Mitchell Maintenance Lift-A-Loft Corporation, and Pepsi Cola Bottlers, Inc., all in Muncie. He was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church and Ball State University Sympathy Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Miller; his mother, Greta Harding of Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Kathy) Goodwin of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a son, Brent of Muncie; a sister, June Ennis of Kendallville; a brother, William of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Meeks Mortuary Chapel, Muncie. Burial, Garden of Memory in Muncie. + 1-24-1989
Hardy Exie, 62, died last Saturday. She and two others had just started to play for a dance in Ligonier when Mrs. Hardy slumped to the floor following a heart attack. She was known in this area both for her playing and her teaching. At the time of her death she had sixty pupils. Services Tuesday. ~ 10-18-1951
Hardy Frank C, about 79, a practicing physician at Kendallville for 55 years, died June 26, 1950 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had submitted to throat surgery last Friday. A native of Dowagiac, Mich., he came here following his graduating from Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, in 1895. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Masonic, Ben Hur and IOOF Lodges. Surviving are the wife, Lillian; a son, Flint, Fort Wayne; and a grandchild. Services yesterday. Cremation followed. + 6-?-1950
Hardy Helen Catherine, 86, died April 29, 2001 at St. Luke's Lutheran Home, North Canton, Ohio. she graduated from Kendallville High School in 1934 and was a supervisor secretary for McCray Refrigerator before her marriage. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville. She was born Feb. 2, 1915 in Kendallville to Arthur and Emma (Gehring) Whiteman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hardy, in 1990 and by a brother, Walter Whiteman. Graveside services Wednesday at Circle Cemetery, Hudson. ^ 4-30-2001
Hardy Ralph E, 69, of R. 3, Wolcottville, died Monday in Parkview Hospital. He was born in Monroeville Sept. 3, 1919, the son of Wayne and Anna (Secrest) Hardy. On Feb. 27, 1943 in Liberty, Texas, he married Pearl Burns. He was a WW II Army Air Corps veteran and retired in 1986 after 47 years with General Electric in Fort Wayne. He moved to LaGrange County in 1972 from Fort Wayne. He was a member of Wayne Lodge 25, F&AM and South Wayne Baptist Church, both Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. William (Sue) Daoulas of Washington, D.C., and Sharon Anderson of Oxon Hill, Md.; a brother, Earl of Temple City, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Services Thursday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 4-17-1989
Hardy Roger L, 74, died October 5, 2006 at the emergency room of Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Auburn, IN on April 4, 1932 to Arthur and Harriet (Seery) Hardy. He had lived in the Avilla area since 1977, coming from LaOtto. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and worked for Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. for 30 years. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. He married Joan Bonville on May 14, 1955. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Michele Hardy and Susan (Dan) Collins of Butler; grandchildren, Brett Miller, Michael, Courtney and Joanie Hardy; one brother, Dean of Michigan. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eldon; and a sister, Delmar Allison. Services at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #240. ~ 10-19-2006
Hare Forrest E "Gene", 66, of Ligonier, was dead on arrival Tuesday at McCray Hospital from an apparent heart attack. Born July 28, 1924 in Celina, Ohio, he was the son of Lee Anthony and Martha Irene (Runkle) Hare. On Feb. 4, 1945 in Celina he married Wanda Jones. He had lived in Ligonier since 1960 and was a retired employee of the maintenance department at Goshen Rubber Co. He was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; his mother in Celina; two daughters, Sondra Sheppard, St. Joseph, Mich., and Tonda Cripe, Goshen; a son, Steven; Fort Riley, Kan.; a sister, Evenell Compson, Celina; and seven grandchildren. Services Friday in Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina. Burial, North Grove Cemetery, Celina. + 8-9-1988
Harker John R, 84, a former Kendallville and Noble County resident, died yesterday. He was born in Noble County Nov. 20, 1890. He married Alice Isbell in 1914 and moved with her to Sargent St. in Kendallville. She and a son, Lawrence, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Dorothea) Henry, New Albany; a son, Phenton T., Lieb Island, Buckeye Lake, Ohio; two sisters, Gertrude Bucher, R. 1, Kendallville, and Bertha Phillips, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Vernon D., Fultonham, Ohio; six grandsons; 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Nov. 7 at Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1973>
Harkins Julia, 65, died Aug. 4, 1892 at her home in Albion. She was born in Hanover, York County, Penn. May 23, 1827; moved with her parents to Canton, Ohio in 1832 and in 1844 they came to Noble County. She married Dr. Benjamin Harkins in 1850. They had 7 sons and 2 daughters. Five sons and 2 daughters preceded her in death. Her husband died Nov. 14, 1865. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She leaves 2 sons. She was a daughter of Henry Kline, deceased, and a sister of John W. Kline and Mrs. Thomas Miller. Noble Co Democrat 8-17-1892
Harkins Ransom E was born in Albion, Feb. 28, 1858 and died at the hospital at Garrett on Sept. 2, 1919, aged 61 years, 6 months and 24 days. His parents were Benjamin H. and Julia E. Harkins, and he was one of a family of nine children, the parents and seven children having preceded him in death, leaving only one brother, B. E. Harkins of Sligo, Colo. His whole life has been spent in Albion where in early life he worked as a printer. About twenty-five years ago he went to live with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller. During this time their health was declining and Ransom’s whole time was given over to caring for them. Funeral at the Lutheran Church Sept. 22, 1919. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 9-?-1919
Harkless William was born in Carroll County, Ohio March 23, 1824. He died in Albion Jan. 18, 1885, aged 60 years 9 months and 25 days. He united with the Presbyterian Church in 1841. He moved to Albion in March 1869. He enlisted in the military service Aug. 28, 1862 and was a member of Co. I, 89th Reg. Ind. Volunteers. Under the severities of military life his health completely broke down in 6 months when he returned home, receiving an honorable discharge. His wife died a little less than 3 years ago. He leaves one daughter and 3 sons. Albion New Era 1-29-1885
Harlan Alice A, 67, died at her home in Kimmell on Nov. 29. Survivors include the husband, Daniel A. of Kimmell; 3 sons, Ross of Albion, Roy of Ligonier, and Dan L. of Kimmell; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Ott of Kimmell; one brother, Anson Huntsman of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Cora Strouse of Wolf Lake; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was born in Green Twp, Noble County, Oct. 24, 1871, the daughter of George and Susanah Huntsman. She was a member of Sparta Christian Church where the funeral was held last Thursday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1938
Harlan Bernard L, 62, of Goshen, was dead on arrival Tuesday at Goshen Hospital. He was born in Albion July 6, 1917 to Roy and Ethel (Herron) Harlan. He married Lillian Cicio Dec. 24, 1945 in Goshen. He had lived in Goshen the past 35 years and had been employed by the Goshen City Street Dept. for 20 years before his ill health forced him to retire in 1977. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Sue) Sponaugle of Romana, Calif.; a son, Bernard L. Jr. of Goshen; four sisters, Mrs. George (Violet) Noble of Pierceton, Mrs. Leonard (Mildred) Addis, Wawaka, Mrs. Fred Hudson of Elkhart, and Mrs. Davis (Opal) Newman of Niles, Mich.; and two brothers, Laurel of Ligonier, and Carl of LaGrange. Funeral Friday in the First Baptist Church in Goshen. Burial, Violett Cemetery, Goshen. + 2-?-1980
Harlan Blaine Eugene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harlan, was born Jan. 2, 1927 and died Jan. 18, 1927, aged 16 days. Left are his parents, four brothers and three sisters. + 1-?-1927
Harlan Carl G, 78, died Feb. 20, 2002 at LaGrange Community Hospital. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. Residents may remember him driving a motorized wagon and earning money by recycling papers. He was a member of United Brethren Church. He was born March 23, 1923 in Noble County to Roy and Ethel (Herron) Harlan. Surviving are a sister, Violet Noble of Pierceton. Three brothers, Laurel, Lee and Bernard; and 3 sisters, Mildred Addis, Opal Newman and Freida Hudson, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-22-2002
Harlan Daniel L, about 76, died April 19, 1944 at the home of his son, Ross of Albion. He was known throughout the county and for many years conducted a general store at Kimmell. Surviving are two more sons, Daniel, now in uniform and serving with Co. B. 196th Training Battalion, 61st Regiment, Camp Blanding, Fla., and Roy at Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. Clint Ott of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Sam of Wawaka, Fordis of Albion, and William of Cromwell; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1944
Harlan Don W, about 40, a farmer residing just south of Indian Village, died Wednesday of bulbar poliomyelitis as he was being rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Nov. 4, 1912, the son of Will and Lottie Harlan, he had been a lifelong resident of the Cromwell community. Nearly five years ago, after the death of his father, he had purchased the family farm and had resided there since. Surviving are the widow, Dorothy; three sons, Joseph, John and Michael, all at home; a brother, James of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Joe Gaskill of Kendallville; and his mother of Indian Village. Tentative arrangements are that services will be Saturday at the Brick EUB Church at Indian Village. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1953
Harlan Ethel, 87, of Ligonier, died today at the Strawberry Village Nursing Home. Born Jan. 1, 1892 in Williams County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Silas and Mary (Hossinger) Herron. In 1912 she married Roy Harlan, who died in 1968. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Davis (Opal) Newman of Niles, Mich., Mrs. George (Violet) Noble of Pierceton, Mrs. Frieda Hudson of Elkhart, and Mrs. Leonard (Mildred) Addis of Wawaka; three sons, Laurel of R. 2, Ligonier, Carl of Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, and Bernard of Goshen; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1979
Harlan Evelyn M, 88, of Avilla, died June 9, 2010 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1921 in Noble County to Walter and Flossie Albertson. She worked as a registered nurse for Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Patel. She was a board member at McCray Hospital. Surviving are 2 sons, Max and Thomas (Vonda) Harlan of Avilla; 4 grandchildren, Christian (Michelle) Harlan, Chad (Jaque) Harlan, Chayne Harlan and Cory Harlan. Funeral June 12 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 6-11-2010
Harlan Fordis H, about 72, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died Nov. 28, 1948 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He resided a short distance southeast of Albion. Surviving are the widow, Maude; three sons, George and John of Albion, and Harold of Churubusco; and three daughters, Mrs. Orville Heltzel of Lake Odessa, Mich., Mrs. Royal Pfafman of Kendallville, and Mrs. Bert Lemmon of Brimfield. Funeral Wednesday at a Churubusco funeral home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1948
Harlan George, 62, was born June 15, 1911 in Noble County to Fordis and Lillie (Kichler) Harlan. He married Vivia Owen in January 1937 and the couple lived on a farm in Green Twp their entire married life. He died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon while attending a reunion at the Churubusco Community Park. Surviving are the wife; one son, Sam, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Lee (Sandra) Jackson, R. 2, Albion; two brothers, John, Albion, and Harold, R. 1, Churubusco; two sisters, Mrs. Burt Lemmon, Bristol and Mrs. Royal Pfafman, Albion; one half-sister, Mrs. Hazel Heltzel, Bristol; and two grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a half-brother, Leslie Grawcock. Services Wednesday at Green Center Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-9-1973 + 8-?-1973
Harlan Harold H "Pete", 91, of rural Albion, in Green Twp, died December 14, 2006 at the residence of his daughter. He was born April 17, 1915 in Green Twp, a son of Fordis and Lillie (Kichler) Harlan, and spent his entire life in that community. He was educated at the former Green Center School and was first married on February 24, 1940 to Kathryn Green. Engaged in farming, he retired in 1964 and wintered in Bradenton, Fla., for nearly 30 years. His wife died March 27, 1973. On January 21, 1976 he married Viva (Owen) Harlan. She died July 5, 2006. A member of the Merriam Christian Chapel, he attended Green Center United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Joyce (Melford "Mick") Leatherman and Marily (George) Pippenger, both of Albion, and Kathy "Susie" (Tom) Hicks of Bradenton, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Sandra (Phillip) Dunn of Albion; a stepson, Sam (Susie) Harlan of Albion; a sister, Ruth Lemmon of Middlebury; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Pfafman; 2 brothers, John and George Harlan; a half-sister, Hazel Heltzel; and a half-brother, Leslie Grawcock. Funeral Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-15-2006
Harlan James, 56, owner and manager of Uncle Sam’s General Store at Merriam since 1934, died Tuesday in Whitley County Hospital. He was also a serviceman for Harlan’s Hardware, LaOtto, owned by his brother Lynn. He was born in Green Twp and was a lifelong resident of the county. He was a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren and the official board of the Christian Chapel Cemetery Association. Surviving are the widow, Vesta; a daughter, Mrs. Robert McDowell, R. 1, Avilla; four grandchildren, and the brother, Lynn of LaOtto. Funeral Friday in Blue River Church of the Brethren. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-30-1958 + 10-?-1958
Harlan John W, 70, died Friday in his Albion home. He was born April 17, 1910 in Green Twp to Fordis and Lillie (Kichler) Harlan. He retired seven years ago from the Noble County Highway Department. He married Ruth Moore in 1932. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Arnold, Lafayette, and Tom, Avilla; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Betty) Knach, Albion; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold, Churubusco; two sisters, Ruth Lemmon, Middlebury and Ethel Pfafman, Albion; and a half-sister, Hazel Heltzel, Michigan. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-16-1981 + 4-?-1981
Harlan Kathryn L, about 55, of R. 1, Churubusco, died March 27, 1973 at Whitley County Hospital. She and her husband had been on vacation in Fla. when she became ill and was admitted to a hospital there where she submitted to surgery on Feb. 12. She recovered sufficiently to return and then entered the Whitley County Hospital on March 22. She was born Feb. 2, 1918 at Holmes, Ill. to Theodore H. and Ann K. (Oye) Green. She married Harold Harlan Feb. 24, 1940, and they made their home on a Noble County farm. They lived in their present home since 1945. She had been employed at the ?oss Grocery at Big Lake. She had membership in the Merriam Christian Chapel and Green Twp Home Demonstration Club. Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Melford (Joyce) Leatherman of R. 1, Albion, Miss Kathy of Sterling Park, Va., and Mrs. George (Marily) Pippenger of R. 2, Albion; one grandson and one granddaughter; a brother, Wilbur; and a sister, Mrs. Robert Johnson, both of R. 2, Churubusco. Funeral March 29 at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1973
Harlan Lee J, 59, R. 1, Wawaka, died Tuesday in his home. He was born May 19, 1916 in Noble County to Roy and Ethel (Herron) Harlan. He married Francis Delores Haviland April 8, 1958 in Brimfield. He was a foreman at Electric Cord Sets, Wolcottville, and formerly employed by Essex Wire. He was a WW II veteran and a member of the Ligonier American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife; his mother at Ligonier; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Carol) Becker Jr., Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ted (Terry) Pippenger Jr., R. 1, Churubusco, and Lanna J. at home; three sons, Ronnie W., R. 1, Wawaka, Michael E. and William Lee, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Violet Anders, Pierceton, Mrs. Frieda Hudson, Elkhart, Mildred Addis, Wawaka, and Opal Newman, Niles, Mich.; three brothers, Bernard, Goshen, Carl, LaGrange, and Laurel, Ligonier; seven grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Harlan Lottie, 84, R. 1, died Monday at Whitley County Hospital. She was born May 29, 1883 in Noble County to John and Anna (Hart) Kitt. Her husband, William, died in 1949. She was a resident of the Indian Village area since 1914 and was a member of the World Gospel Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Gaskill, Bloomington; a son, James, Elkhart; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at the church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1972
Harlan Louise Cole, 89, (b. 7-11-1874) died Dec. 19, 1963 at McCray Hospital. She was the widow of Frank Cole, and prior to his death in 1935 they owned and operated the Albion Dime Store. A son, Ralph, died a year ago. She is survived by three grandchildren in Brainerd, Minnesota. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-19-1963
Harlan Lucy V, 79, of Albion, died Feb. 24 at McCray Hospital. She was born March 10, 1892, in Whitley County, the daughter of Mitchell and Elizabeth (Swihart) Hire and was married to Ross Harlan in 1914. Her husband died in October 1969. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Marjory) Grams of Ligonier; two sons, Kenneth of Albion, and Max of Avilla; two sisters, Blanche Sanders of North Manchester and Dorothy Peabody of South Bend; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1972 + 2-24-1972
Harlan Lynn, 58, LaOtto merchant, died Saturday on the Garrett County Club golf course from a heart attack. He was born April 17, 1908, in Noble County, near Merriam, a son of Samuel and Sarah Harlan. He was a graduate of Manchester College at North Manchester, and was a former coach at Avilla High School. He was also a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy during WW II. In 1935 he purchased a grocery store in LaOtto and then opened another room where he located Harlan’s Hardware. He later discontinued the grocery but has owned and operated the hardware ever since. He also was a partner in the H & H Equipment Co., in LaOtto. He and Louise Wetters of Bippus, Ind., were married April 22, 1934. The only survivors are the widow and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday at McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 6-9-1966
Harlan Mary Elizabeth, 57, wife of Fordis Harlan, died Tuesday at her home in Green Twp. She suffered a stroke of paralysis six months ago. Surviving are the husband; a daughter and son by a former marriage, Mrs. Hazel Heltzel of Akron, and Leslie Grawcock of Noble County; three sons, John Harlan of Albion, George and Harold Harlan at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Pfafman of Jefferson Twp, and Miss Ruth Harlan at home; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Lindsey of Albion and Mrs. Frank Johnston, Noble County; and one brother, Jacob Kichler of Merriam. Funeral Thursday from the home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1935
Harlan Maude Krider, about 66, a native of Wolf Lake, but a resident of the Churubusco community for about two years, died May 11, 1950 at the Memorial Hospital in Columbia City. She was the widow of Fordis Harlan. Surviving are two sons, Clyde Krider, Smith Twp, and Adrian Krider, Thorncreek Twp; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry King and Mrs. Clifton Geiger, both of Smith Twp; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Elbert Benhower, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Samantha Gordon, Churubusco; and a half-sister, Mrs. Ida Lumm, Fort Wayne. Services Sunday at the funeral home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-?-1950
Harlan Max R, 84, Avilla, died September 8, 2003 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. He was born June 12, 1919 in Collins to Ross and Lucy (Hire) Harlan. On September 2, 1944 he married Evelyn M. Albertson in the Methodist Church in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Max R. and Thomas L. of Avilla; and 5 grandchildren, Christian "Chris", Cory, Chad and Jacquline Harlan of Avilla, and Chayne Harlan of Norfolk, Va.; and one great-grandchild, Alyson Harlan. A brother, Kenneth; and a sister, Marjory Grams, preceded him in death. He had been employed at Big "A" parts store in LaOtto for more than 20 years and had worked at Black Sales in Albion. He was an Army veteran of WW II and a member of Albion Lodge No. 97 F&AM and Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 9-11-2003
Harlan Rosella, 62, died July 31 at her home in Merriam from complications. Surviving are her husband, Samuel F.; three sons, Guy Thompson of Coloma, Mich., Carl Thompson of Fort Wayne, and Harry Thompson of Watervliet, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Fern Bauman of Demotte, Mrs. Thelma Mikeale of New York, and Mrs. Mildred Tuesley of Edwardsburg, Mich.; one brother, Will Hyre of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Mrs. Ed Hire of Noble County. Funeral Monday in Blue River Church of the Brethren. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1937
Harlan Ross F, 78, R. 2, Albion, died Oct. 14 in Whitley County Hospital. He was employed by the Noble County Highway Department for 25 years, including 12 years as superintendent, retiring in 1950. He was born Jan. 6, 1891, in (line missing) and Alice Huntsman Harlan. In 1914 he married Lucy Hire and they spent their married lives in Noble County. They had resided in their present home at Merriam since 1957. The Harlans had also operated a grocery store at Albion six years. Surviving are the wife, Lucy; two sons, Kenneth L. of Albion, and Max R. of Avilla; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Grams (Marjory) of Ligonier; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel L. of Mobile, Ala.; and a sister, Mrs. Clinton Ott of Kimmell. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-23-1969 + 10-14-1969
Harlan Roy, about 75, (b. 1-20-1893) of R. 1, Wawaka, died at his home March 8, 1968. He was a retired mechanic and was born in Noble County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Harlan. Surviving are the wife, Cina; four daughters, Mrs. Violet Anders of Pierceton, Mrs. Mildred Addis of R. 1, Warsaw, Mrs. Frieda Hudson of Elkhart, and Mrs. Opal Newman of Niles, Mich.; and four sons, Laurel of R. 2, Ligonier, Lee of R. 1, Wawaka, Bernard of Goshen, and Carl of Elkhart; two stepsons, Latta Altimus of Sturgis, Mich., and Guy Altimus of Three Rivers, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Wheeler of Coral, Mich.; two brothers, Ross of R. 2, Albion, and Dan of Mobile Alabama; one sister, Mrs. Edna Ott of Kimmell; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. + 3-?-1968
Harlan Samuel F, 76, died Aug. 26 at his home in Noble County. He is survived by his wife, Dora; two sons, James of Merriam and Lynn in the Armed Forces; two brothers, Fordis and William of Noble County. Funeral Friday at the Church of the Brethren. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1945
Harlan Viva, 94, of rural Albion, died July 5, 2006 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She had been employed at Wirk Garment Industries Inc. in Ligonier. She was a member of Green Center United Methodist Church. She was born Feb. 2, 1912 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Otis and Maggie (Diffendarfer) Owen. She married George Harlan on Jan. 30, 1937. He died Aug. 5, 1973. She married Harold "Pete" Harlan on Jan. 31, 1976. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Philip Dunn of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Susie of Albion; 3 stepdaughters; a sister, Ruth Ott of Albion; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Hazel Wilson, Clara Boggs and Mildred Gross; and a brother, Homer Owen. Services Friday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-6-2006
Harlan William, 68, residing just south of Indian Village on State Road No. 5, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital from pneumonia. Surviving are the wife, Lottie; two sons, James of Elkhart, and Don, south of Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Gaskill of Acton; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Fordis of Albion. Funeral Thursday in Indian Village Frame Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1948
Harlan Zina Pressler, 96, R. 1, Wawaka, died Nov. 13, 1978 at LaGrange County Hospital. She was born in Albion, and her husband Ray Harlan, died in March 1968. Survivors are one daughter, Anna Wheeler, Coral, Mich.; two sons, Latta Altimus, Sturgis, Mich., and Guy Altimus, Three Rivers, Mich.; one brother, Elmer Pressler, Elkhart; 14 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine children. Funeral Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1978
Harland Helen Norene, 53, died March 18 in Columbus Hospital, Chicago. She was born July 31, 1910 in Ligonier, the daughter of the late Forrest B. and Hazel Dell (King) Robbins. She moved to Cromwell in 1912 and resided in this community until 1934, and the past 15 years had been a resident of Chicago. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell. Survivors include two brothers, Donald C., Cromwell, and Robert K. of Jackson, Mich.; two aunts, Mrs. Freda Shough and Mrs. Glenna Hanesworth, both Columbus, Ohio; an uncle, Harry Rodgers of Kimmell. Services Saturday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-18-1965
Harley Daniel L, 87, died April 12, 2003 at Shepherd of the Hill. He was born June 16, 1915 in Bourbon to George and Millie (Gaskill) Harley. He married Kathleen R. Conrad July 25, 1941 in Noble County. She died Aug. 20, 1986. A graduate of Atwood High School, he was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He had worked at Flint & Walling Mfg., Kendallville, and Bowser in Fort Wayne, retiring from Kraft Foods, Kendallville, after 20 years in the maintenance dept. He was a member of National Association of Uniformed Services, American Legion Post 86 and VFW 2647 in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Donald Miller of Kendallville; a son, Daniel L., Kendallville, 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Kay of Syracuse and Walter and Nell of Holly, Fla.; 4 grandchildren, Rhonda Baker, Rachelle Gleason, Trina Amburgey, Melanie Perkins and Ron Miller; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and one sister. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-13-2003
Harley Daniel Leonard Jr., 62, died March 23, 2007 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Kendallville on May 23, 1944 to Daniel Leonard and Kathleen Rebecca (Conrad) Harley. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1962. He co-owned R&H Services Inc. of Kendallville since 1992 and also worked for J. O. Mory about 13 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict 1962-1970. He was a member of Indiana Conservation Officers Association and American Legion Post 86 of Kendallville. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Trina and Greg Amburgey of Kendallville and Melanie and Danny Perkins of Rome City; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Don Miller of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Gathering of family and friends Monday at Dan Harley residence. ^ 3-24-2007
Harley Kathleen "Todd", 66, of Kendallville, died Wednesday at her residence. Born in Wolf Lake on July 25, 1920, she was the daughter of Fred and Etta (Hawk) Conrad. She married Daniel L. Harley on July 20, 1941. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Linda) Miller Jr., and a son, Daniel J. Jr., both Kendallville; 2 sisters, Dorothy Streich, Kendallville, and Mrs. Marzell (Kate) Miller of Brimfield; two brothers, Wilbur of New Haven, and Francis of Albion; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-20-1986
Harman Austin M, 21, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly July 2, 2005. He attended East Noble High School. He was born Oct. 10, 1983 in Fort Wayne to Lance and Nanette (Forker) Harman. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Nanette and Jeremiah Schroeder, and his father, Lance Harman, all of Kendallville; grandparents, Bill and Jane Forker and Alta Harman of Kendallville; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Kent and Gina Harman of Fort Wayne, Adam and Sherry Harman and Anthony Harman of Kendallville; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Heidi and Dan Hart, Audrey Harman and Haley Schroeder of Kendallville. Services Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-5-2005
Harman Virgil J, 62, Rome City, died March 18, 1988 in SW Regional Center, Fort Myers, Fla. The son of Levie L. and Grace (Smith) Harman, he was born in Roann, Oct. 21, 1925. He married Alta Culbertson on June 22, 1947 in Columbia City. He was associated with the Kroger Co. for 18 years, moving to Kendallville from Fort Wayne in 1960 as manager of the Kendallville Kroger Store. He purchased Tom’s Market in Kendallville in 1962 and changed the name to Harman’s Market. He later moved his grocery store to Riley and Wayne Streets. In 1984 the store was sold and is now operated under the name Kendallville IGA. He also owned and operated the Burger Dairy store in Kendallville. A U. S. Navy veteran, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rotary Club, Elks and Moose Lodges, all Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Lance L., Kendallville, Steven J., Rome City, Jeffrey, St. Charles, Mo., and Scott, a student at Purdue University; a sister, Betty Henline, Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-18-1988
Harmes Henry, resident of Allen Twp living 5 miles southeast of this city, the second son of Frederick and Mary Harmes, was born Dec. 31, 1822 in Hanover, Germany, and emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1830. The family located in Bedford County, Penn., where they resided for 10 years. They then moved to Ashland County, O. Henry came to DeKalb County in 1870, which had been his home ever since. He married Mariah Young Sept. 19, 1850, who died Sept. 12, 1868. They had 7 children, two of whom are living, one daughter, Mrs. Clara Brumbeck, and one son, George. His present wife was Mrs. Sarah (Calkins) Knapp, to whom he was married Jan. 13, 1870. He died July 3, 1906, aged 83 years 6 months and 3 days, leaving his wife, son, daughter and 3 grandchildren, Clifton, Hazel and Henry, the children of his son George. Funeral at the home Thursday. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. ^ 7-12-1906
Harmes Richard L, 70, died Oct. 3, 2001 in DeKalb Hospital, Auburn. He lived in Corunna and worked in the maintenance department of American Hoist Co. in Fort Wayne for 17 years. He retired in 1995 from Kendallville Foundry. He was a Korean Conflict veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Kendallville VFW Post 2749. He was born Feb. 12, 1931 in DeKalb County to Theodore and Rose Anna (Vogtman) Harmes. He married Juanita Sayles on Oct. 22, 1954 in Auburn. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Delsie Harmes of Waterloo and Mark and Stacey Harmes of Butler; 2 daughters, Linda Hess of Lake of the Woods and Deborah Parshall of Quincy, Mich.; 2 brothers, Max and Tom of Corunna; one sister, Phyllis Ladd of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Feller Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery, rural Corunna. ^ 10-4-2001
Harmeyer Caroline, 65, died Feb. 24 at her home in Fort Wayne where she had lived most of her life. She had been employed for six years in food service for Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surviving are her husband, Ernie V.; three daughters, Patricia Lomont and Linda Harmeyer, Fort Wayne, and Diana Waltz of Louisiana; two sons, (only James Michael named) James Michael, both Fort Wayne; three sisters, Donnabelle Brickley of Avilla, Beverly Beaty and Marilyn Slater, both Kendallville; a brother, William Odell of Howe; and 10 grandchildren. Services Friday in Klaehn’s South Anthony Chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 3-5-1987 + 2-24-1987
Harmon Arthur, 72, died Jan. 11 at his Avilla home. A laborer at County Line Cheese for 15 years, he retired in 1985. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans of Auburn. He was born Feb. 3, 1923 in Jackson, Ky. to James and Fannie (Little) Harmon. Surviving are 4 sons, Jeffery of Fort Wayne, Roger of Avilla, Arthur Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Ronnie of Marcellus, Mich.; 3 daughters, Sue and Jean Ann of Battle Creek, and Joyce of Marcellus; 3 brothers, Floyd of Kalamazoo, Charles of Kokomo and Thomas of Auburn; 4 sisters, Flora Handshoe of Lisbon, Nora Hatton of Avilla, Kathleen Ousley of Garrett, and Carrie Shepard of Kalamazoo; several grand and great-grandchildren. A longtime companion, LaVerne Wood, preceded him in death. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-18-1996
Harmon Beriley, 69, R. 3, Ligonier, died today in McCray Hospital from cancer and diabetes. Born in Knott County, Ky. Feb. 2, 1917, she was the daughter of Dinks and Sarah (Conley) Frazier. In Sept. 1930 she married Henry Harmon in W. Va. He died in 1977. She moved to Indiana 25 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Delores) May of Wawaka, and Mrs. Larry (Bonnie) Jackson of Woonsocket, R.I.; a son, Randy of Ligonier; two sisters, Goldie Greenfield and Nannie Foster, W. Va.; and two brothers, Bud and Oranger, W. Va.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Salem United Brethren Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-8-1986
Harmon Donald Lee, Bushnell, Fla. He was born Oct. 10, 1915 at Greensburg to Harvey and Maggie Harmon. He married Anna A. Miller, formerly of Kendallville. He was a machinist at Rea Magnet Wire before moving to Bushnell in 1965 to operate Bushnell Trailer Court. He also worked for the Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 200 of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Lauretta Lea Smith of Saint Cloud, Fla.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Newminster and Betty Castatton, North Vernon, and Norma Jean Prather, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a brother, Earl of Vancouver, Wash. Services and burial in Bushnell. + 1-10-1985
Harmon Fannie A, 78, Kendallville, died of complications at McCray Hospital Wednesday. She was born in Breathitt County, Ky. May 22, 1899. She married James C. Harmon in Jackson, Ky. on Nov. 11, 1919. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Lisbon. Surviving are her husband; five sons, Floyd, Comstock, Mich., Bob, Garrett, Tom, Waterloo, Arthur, Avilla, and Charles, Kokomo; five daughters, Mrs. Arnold Handshoe, Kendallville, Mrs. Ben Hatton, LaOtto, Miss Hazel, Kalamazoo, Mrs. Commodore Shepherd and Mrs. Oscar Ousley, Comstock, Mich.; two brothers and two sisters, James Little, Comstock, Mich., and Arthur Little, Jackson, Ky., Mrs. Letha Perkins, Gailsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Martin Perkins, Comstock, Mich.; 55 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Services at the True Church of God, Lisbon. + 7-?-1977
Harmon George A, 65, of Wawka, died March 17, 2013 at the result of an auto accident on U.S. 6 near Wawaka. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was born May 29, 1947 in Rudolph, Ohio, to Carl and Louise (Clark) Harmon. On Nov. 17, 1970, in Prestonsburg, Ky.; he married Laura Clemons. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Darin (Jamie )Harmon of Ligonier and Jason Harmon of Wawaka; 2 grandsons; 2 sisters, Naomi (Paul) Napier of Paintsville, Ky., and Loretta Manns of Decoy, Ky.; and 2 brothers, Ronald Harmon of Evanston, Ky., and Clair (Sandy) Harmon of Findlay, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Harmon, and 2 brothers, Raymond and Larry Harmon.  Funeral Friday in the Wolcottville Church of God. Burial, Orange Cemetery, with Honor Guard services. ^ 3-21-2013
Harmon Hazel, 56, Garrett, died Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor at Garrett. She was born Sept. 3, 1931 in Baptist, Ky., the daughter of James and Fannie (Little) Harmon. Surviving are her father, Kendallville; five brothers, Floyd of Comstock, Mich., Arthur and Thomas, Avilla, Charles of Kokomo, and Robert of Garrett; four sisters, Flora Handshoe, Kendallville, Nora Hatton, LaOtto, Carrie Shepherd, Comstock, Mich., and Kathleen Ousley of Garrett. Private memorial services were to be at a later date. ~ 9-17-1987
Harmon Henry, 107, Rome City, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born March 20, 1869 in War, W. Va. to Jonathan and Elizabeth Harmon. He and his wife, Beriley, were married Jan. 6, 1933 in W. Va. A retired coal miner, he had resided in the Rome City area for 20 years after moving here from W. Va. He was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church in W. Va. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mrs. W. M. Lee and Mrs. Floyd Baker, Westfield, Wis., Mrs. Bess Tanner, War, W. Va., Mrs. Chester R. May, Wawaka, and Mrs. Bonnie Chapman, Ligonier; two sons, Buster, War, W. Va., and Randy at home; one sister, Sally Altizer, Grundy, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four children. Services at Valentine United Baptist Church Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Harmon Terry R died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, nine days after her birth. Survivors are her parents, Robert D. and Vickie L. (Miller) Harmon, Kendallville; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harmon, Waterloo, David A. Miller, R. 2, Kendallville, Mrs. Doris Hall, Garrett; great-grandparents, James C. Harmon, Kendallville, Mrs. Annabelle Reinbold, Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Bessie Miller, Wolcottville. Services today in the True Church of God in Jesus Name, Lisbon. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery, Garrett. + 7-?-1978
Harnish Jacob Leroy, about 85, (b. 6-29-1881) of R. 1, Rome City, died Dec. 23, 1966 at McCray Hospital. He was born in Wabash County, Ind. in June 1881, the son of Christopher and Nettie Harnish. He married Olive Mae Warner in Wabash County in 1911. He had been a LaGrange County farmer prior to retiring and moving to Rome City. Surviving are the widow; one son, Walter of Rome City; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clem and Fred, both of Wabash County; one sister, Mrs. Cora Tresner of Anderson. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1966
Harnish Olive, 86, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. She was born July 13, 1886 and was the widow of Roy Harnish. Survivors include several grandchildren, among them Alfred Lindsay, Ligonier; several great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1972
Harnish Walter, about 54, of Rome City, died Aug. 10, 1969 at McCray Hospital. He was a printer-operator and had worked in several of the newspaper plants over much of this part of Indiana and also in Michigan. He was at one time an employee of The Noble County American. He was born Sept. 4, 1914 in Wabash County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Harnish. Surviving are his mother of Rome City; one son,; five daughters; one stepbrother and two nephews. Funeral at Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville, Aug. 12. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1969
Harold Florence M, 90, died Thursday in Byron Health Center. A native of Fort Wayne, she formerly worked for Western Gas Co. and Alaska Coal Co. Her husband, Frederick, died in 1985. Survivors are five nieces, including Marcell Baker of Rome City, and two nephews. Services Saturday in St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 7-21-1988
Haro-Rodriguez Brandon Alexis, 3, died July 5, 2002 in an accident in Elkhart County. He was born Oct. 27, 1998 in Kendallville to Salvador Haro and Dora Rodriguez. Surviving are his parents; 2 sisters, Stephanie and Yesenia; grandparents, Salvador Haro and Camerina Contreras of Ligonier, Francisco Rodriguez and Marie Montiel of Mexico. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 7-7-2002
Harp Alma Louise
, 75, 520 E. Richmond St., was discovered at her home Thursday and was believed to have died that morning. Born Aug. 17, 1901 in Liverpool, Ohio, she was the daughter of William E. and Mary Clark. She married Doyle E. Harp Dec. 26, 1947 in Kendallville. He died May 27, 1976, She had resided in Kendallville since 1948 after moving here from Huntertown. She was a retired farmer, a member of the Center Chapel United Methodist Church, its Ladies Circle, and the Farm Bureau. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Alexander, R. 1, Huntington; one son, Donald E. Harter, Albion; two sisters, Leona and Elberta, Covington, Ohio; one brother, Albert J., Kendallville, and Thomas and James, Covington, Ohio; grandchildren, Linda Sue Harter, Tucson, Ariz., Robert Wayne Alexander, Huntertown, Ginger Klinger, Kendallville, James Klinger, Roanoke; step-grandsons, Steve Alexander, Tempe, Ariz., and Stan Alexander, Phoenix, Ariz. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. + 11-?-1976 (d. 11-18-1976)
Harp Doyle E, 73, 520 Richmond St., was dead on arrival Thursday at McCray Hospital. He was born April 18, 1903 in Kendallville, the son of James and Pearl (Bowman) Harp. He married Alma Searfoss Dec. 26, 1947 in Kendallville. He was a lifetime Kendallville resident, a machinist at Flint & Walling for 19 years before retiring in 1969. He retired from farming in 1970. He was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church and Odd Fellows of Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Sue Diehm, Tucson, Ariz.; and Glora Ortner, Sturgis, Mich.; two sons, James T., Fort Wayne, and John A., Valdez, Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Brandeberry, R. 3, Kendallville, and Mrs. Al (Jeanette) Souder, Auburn; one brother, Robert, Peoria, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1976
Harp Edna B, 76, Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was born April 26, 1900 in Steuben County to Frederick and Sarah (Hovarter) Chamberlain. On Aug. 24, 1922 she married Paul Harp in LaGrange. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of the Kendallville Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Kenneth and Hallie, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Lung, Garrett; two brothers, Frank of Kendallville, and Forrest of New Albany. One daughter and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 2-?-1977
Harp Goldie V, 87, died Tuesday in her LaGrange residence. She was born in Van Wert County, Ohio on Feb. 20, 1906 to Bert and Allie (Carpenter) Reed. On June 7, 1925 in Van Wert County, she married Gerald Harp. She was retired from the Kirsch Co. in Sturgis, Mich. and was a member of First United Methodist Church in LaGrange. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. John (Joan) Herr, and a son, Ronald, both of Wolcottville; a sister, Ruth Schrock of LaGrange; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 sisters, her twin, Gladys North, Beatrice Poling, Margarette Linton and Ruby Spade; and 4 brothers, Tom, Cecil, Robert and John Reed. Funeral Thursday in First United Methodist Church. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 8-30-1993
Harp Henry L, 78, Kendallville, died February 24, while visiting a son in Arkadelphia, Ark. Among the survivors is a son, Henry Harp, Jr., of near Avilla, formerly a custodian in the Avilla School. Funeral Friday. ~ 3-5-1964
Harp Henry L Jr., 81, died March 9, 2001 in Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born in LaGrange on Jan. 18, 1920 to Henry and Grace (McOscar) Harp. He married Esther Ruth Frey on April 26, 1941 in Gary. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville and retired from Fine Wire in South Milford after 16 years. A farmer and carpenter, he was a school bus driver for Avilla High School and enjoyed touring on his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and William Braun of LaOtto and Becky and Michael Ackerman of Lakewood, Colo.; one son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Mary Harp of Fort Collins, Colo.; 5 grandchildren, Tracy and Steve Myers, Thomas Braun, Mark, Gary and Christy Harp, Chris and Tabitha Ackerman; and 4 great-grandchildren. One brother, Rozelle, and one sister, Dean Taylor, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-11-2001
Harp Jane, 84, mother of Isaac Harp of this city, died at her home in Churubusco Tuesday. Funeral will be Friday at that place. ^ 2-20-1903
Harp Lois A, 65, of Kendallville died Nov. 7, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She was employed with the Rieke Corp. in Auburn 41 years before retiring in 2007.  She was born in Kendallville on Nov. 11, 1946, to Robert and Mary (Christlieb) Iddings. She married Hallie Allen Harp on Sept. 14, 1974 in Auburn. Surviving are her husband; 4 sisters, Sandra Rutherford of Albion, Linda Dilley of Auburn, Wanda Cowley of LaGrange and Blanch “Peg” Iddings of Auburn; a brother, William “Bill” Iddings and his wife, Wanda, of Mannington, W.Va..  She was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Donald Iddings.  Funeral Saturday at Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery.  ^ 11-9-2012
Harp Malinda was found dead in bed Wednesday. A daughter, who occupied the same bed with her, tried to awaken her mother at the usual hour that morning but failed. Death was caused by heart disease. She was 52 years of age and the mother of a large family. Funeral was Friday from Weston Chapel. Burial, Weston Cemetery. ^ 1-10-1902 Mrs. Simon Strouse and son, Reuben of Garrett, and Mr. and Mrs. Owen of Green Twp were here today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Isaac Harp. The ladies were sisters of the deceased. ^ 1-17-1902 Malinda Anglemyer Harp died Jan. 8, aged 52 years 5 months and 14 days. She was born in Columbiana County, Ohio July 24, 1849. She married Isaac Harp at Avilla Dec. 2, 1869 and made their home in Swan Twp until 1883 and ever since have lived in or near Kendallville. Eleven children were born to them, 4 of whom preceded her in death. A husband, 7 children and 4 sisters remain. ^ 1-17-1902
Harp Oliver died April 16, 1896, aged 78 years 6 months and 14 days. He was born in Neversink, N.Y. Oct. 2, 1817; was married to Miss Jane Coon at Neversink Feb. 25, 1838, and moved to Noble County in 1844. Religiously, he was a strong Universalist. Eleven children were born to them, four of whom have preceded their father in death. + Clippings book ^ 4-24-1896
Harp Oliver, 75, was burned to death Wednesday when his small one-room home east of Churubusco was consumed by flames. Funeral was today at Sonday Funeral Home. Burial, Gray Cemetery beside his wife and daughter. His pet dog and cat were also burned to death but his horse was safe in a nearby barn. The house was only about 12 feet square and he had lived there for 6 years. Only some tin siding remained standing. Surviving are 4 sons, Frank of Fort Wayne, Henry of Wolcottville, Lawrence of Larned, Kansas, and Homer somewhere in the west; and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Farmer of LaOtto. He was born at Green Center Aug. 19, 1858 and lived in or near Churubusco all his life. He sold vegetables for a number of years and lived for a time at Blue Lake. He was a brother of William Harter’s mother. * 12-28-1933
Harp Veda M, 59, of LaGrange, died Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born Feb. 8, 1930 in LaGrange County, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude (Sigler) Heltzel. On Jan. 8, 1949 in LaGrange, she married Charles L. Harp. She had been a seamstress at Mastercraft Inc. in Shipshewana. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Fair of LaGrange, and Mrs. Bill (Charlene) Eller of Greenville, Texas; a son, Keith of Fort Wayne; seven sisters, Mrs. Meryl (Laura) Nelson of Sturgis, Mich., Mrs. Gary (Marilyn) Grossman of Wolcottville, Mrs. Kenny (Gaytheal) Hall and Mrs. James (Sandy) Gick of Mongo, Mrs. James (Barbara) Troyer of Shipshewana, Mrs. Ralph (Sharon) Weldon and Mrs. Jimmy (Linda) Perkins, LaGrange; two brothers, Robert and Don, LaGrange; three grandchildren. Services today in Plato United Methodist Church. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 8-8-1989
Harp Virgil A, 63, LaOtto, died Saturday of a heart attack he suffered while mowing his lawn. He was born March 21, 1909 in Albion to Commodore Perry and Mariette Jane (Adams) Harp. He was a veteran of WW II and was employed by International Harvester. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. T. C. Darrow, R. 1, Wolcottville, Mrs. H. S. Lancaster, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mrs. G. M. Putman, Huntington; and a brother, Dallas, Mongo. Funeral Tuesday in Frurip Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 5-?-1972
Harpel Betty Rose, 75, died Tuesday in her Kendallville home. She was born in Fort Wayne July 5, 1922 to Joseph and Lula (Kase) Niedermeyer. On Jan. 18, 1941 in Fort Wayne she married Raymond Harpel. He died Sept. 28, 1982. She was a member of St. Gaspar's Catholic Church. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Nick Chester and Luanne and Gary Shull of Rome City and Beth and Rod Walter of Huntertown; 2 brothers, Donald Niedermeyer of Fort Wayne and James Niedermeyer of Mishawaka; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Monday in St. Gaspar's Church. Burial, St. Gaspar's Cemetery. + 10-28-1997
Harpel Gertrude Ann, 92, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Tuesday at her residence. Born in Fort Wayne June 9, 1894, she was the daughter of Edward and Lucy (Romy) Jordan. On Oct. 23, 1917 she married Ruby J. Harpel who died in 1962. She moved from Fort Wayne to this area in 1959 and was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church and Eagles Auxiliary No. 1357 of Garrett. Survivors are a daughter, Delores Trammel of Stienbarger Lake; three sons, Raymond of Stienbarger Lake, Jack of Nevada, and Wayne of LaOtto; three brothers, Elmer, Leo and Robert of Fort Wayne; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Mass Friday in St. Gaspar Church, Rome City. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 5-19-1987
Harpel Jack, 69, died Sunday at his Pahrump, Nev. home. A self-employed mechanic, he retired in 1982. His wife, Betty Ruth, preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mickie Becker of Fort Wayne and Patricia Kinard and Betty Harpel of Dayton, Nev.; 4 sons, Glen of Huntertown, Dana of Pahrump and Randy and John of Orland; a sister, Delores Trammel of Kendallville; a brother, Wayne of LaOtto; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. + 6-19-1995
Harpel Raymond, 15, and Robert, 19, were killed Saturday one mile south of Avilla on Highway 3 in a three-car accident. Five other persons were injured, including another brother, Rex A. Harpel, 16, who was listed in fair condition at McCray Hospital. Robert was born June 26, 1956 in Fort Wayne and had been a resident of LaOtto the past seven years. He was a 1975 graduate of East Noble High School and employed by Pettigrew Roofing Co. in Fort Wayne. Raymond was born Feb. 10, 1960 in Fort Wayne and was an eighth grade student at the Rome City Middle School. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harpel of LaOtto. Other survivors include four brothers, Richard, Ronald, Rex and Edward, all at home; one sister, Delores, also at home; a cousin Chad who resides with the Harpel family; and a grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Harpel, Wawaka. Services Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garrett. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1975 + 12-?-1975
Harpel Raymond W, 72, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne Nov. 3, 1919 to Rudy and Gertrude (Jordan) Harpel. On Jan. 18, 1941 in Fort Wayne he married Betty Rose Niedermeyer. A U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, he retired in 1985 from Wayne Novelty in Decatur and was a member of St. Gaspar's Catholic Church in Rome City. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Carolyn Chester of Wolcottville, Luanne Criswell of Rome City and Beth Walter of Huntertown; a sister, Delores Trammel of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Wayne of LaOtto and Jack; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in St. Gaspar's Church. Burial, St. Gaspar's Cemetery. + 9-28-1992
Harper Betsy Jane, day-old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Harper of Cromwell was born Thursday and died Friday in the Luckey Hospital at Wolf Lake. Surviving are the parents and three sisters and a brother. Graveside services Friday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1948
Harper Betty, 62, died at her Eaton Colo. home October 13 from a heart condition. She and her husband, Howard, moved from Ligonier to Colo. in 1978. Surviving are her husband; a son, Harold; and three grandchildren. Services Friday in the First Christian Church in Greeley, Colo., with burial in Eaton. ~ 10-22-1981 + 10-13-1981
Harper Bobby Joe, 27, 220 S. Cavin St., was killed Friday after the car he was riding in was struck broadside by a semi-trailer truck. The car apparently slid on wet pavement, crossed the center line and was struck broadside on Ind. 5 just north of LaGrange CR 500S. He was born Feb. 24, 1959 in Charleston, W. Va. to Herbert and Agnes (Senter) Harper. He was employed by Delta Formed Plastics in Elkhart. Surviving are his parents in Charleston; a daughter, Samatha Ann Hurley of Charleston; three sisters, Patricia Foster of Winder, Ga., Janet Eggleton, and Wanda Warring of Charleston; a brother, Herbert of Charleston. One sister, Betty Jo, preceded him in death. Services are pending at Hafer Funeral Home in Elkview, W. Va. + 7-26-1986
Harper Bonnie Juanita, 68, who had been residing in Rockford, Ill., died there on Saturday. She was born in Ligonier July 2, 1920, the daughter of John and Mary (Burke) Conrad and returned to Ligonier 1970-1987. Her husband, Everett, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Tilley of Rockford; a sister, Helen Trittipo of Ligonier; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services today in Shirley Brothers Mortuary in Indianapolis. + 7-2-1989
Harper Cisire "Cizzie" (Mrs. Leslie), 72, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. where she underwent a major operation on June 19. She was a native of Ligonier. Surviving are a son, Claude of Lafayette; and three grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Richville Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1945
Harper Cora, 93, lifelong resident of the Ligonier area, suffered a stroke early last week and died Saturday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles Ebert, Ligonier, where she resided; and a son, Frank of Ligonier; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Ligonier. + 12-?-1956
Harper Donavon M, 84, of Syracuse, died June 10, 2005 at Miller's Merry Manor at Syracuse. He was a mechanic for Silveus Garage for 27 years and then served as a bus mechanic for Westview School Corp. until he retired. A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, he was a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243. He was born July 26, 1920 in Kosciusko County to Fred and Mary (Shell) Harper. On Oct. 18, 1945 in Denver, Colo., he married Elaine Parken. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Thad and Phyllis Harper of Powell, Wyo.; a daughter, Sharon Runge of Syracuse; a grandchild and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Duane; and a grandson, Matt Harper. Graveside services Wednesday at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-13-2005
Harper Esta Leone, 76, of R. 1, Ligonier, died of complications Saturday at McCray Hospital. A lifetime resident of the community, she was born on Dec. 5, 1889 in Sparta Twp, the daughter of Millard F. and Mary Alice Snyder. She was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. Her husband, Frank B., died May 12 of this year. Surviving are two sons, Howard, R. 1, Ligonier, Robert, Chandler, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Schermerhorn of near Wawaka; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Milo D. of Cromwell. A son, Harmon, died in 1957. Funeral Tuesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1966
Harper Forrest Duane, 60, of R. 1, Ligonier, died Saturday at his residence. He was born May 12, 1926 in Noble County to Fred and Mary (Shell) Harper and was a lifetime area resident. He was a carpenter for Bunger Construction and Rundage Construction and was a WW II Army veteran. His only survivor is a brother, Don, of Cromwell. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. + 7-5-1986
Harper Frank, 79, farmer in this area, died Thursday at his home on R. 1, Ligonier. Surviving are the widow, Esta (Snyder); two sons, Howard G., R1., Ligonier, and Robert S., Chandler; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) Schermerhorn, R. 1, Brimfield; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, J. D., West Clovia, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Ebert and Mrs. Ralph Smith, R. 1, Ligonier. One son, Harmon M., preceded him in death. Services in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1966
Harper Fred, 74, Cromwell, died Tuesday at his home from cancer. Born Dec. 9, 1895 in Noble County, he was the son of Julius and Elsie Michaels Harper. He was a lifetime resident of the Cromwell area and had been a farmer. In 1915 he was married in Albion to Mary Shell. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald and Duane, Cromwell; one sister, Mrs. Martha Gunter, Warsaw; and two grandchildren. Services Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1970
Harper Grace, 87, R. 1, Ligonier, a native of Noble County, died today in Fair Moor Nursing Home, Elkhart. Born Nov. 21, 1878 in Noble County, she spent her lifetime in the Ligonier community. She was the daughter of Joseph and Lucinda Weaver and the last of a family of 10. A member of the Richville Methodist Church, she is survived by 3 sons, John, Flossmoor, Ill., Lloyd, Ligonier, and Sidney, Eugene, Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Jensen, Ligonier; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Richville Methodist Church. Burial, Hire Cemetery. + 1-?-1966
Harper Harmon M, 43, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Luckey Hospital at Wolf Lake. He owned and operated the Cromwell Feed Mill. Born May 30, 1914 in Sparta Twp, he was the second son of Frank B. and Esta (Snyder) Harper and lived all his life in the Cromwell community. He was a graduate of Purdue University and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, one of the charter supervisors of the Noble County Soil Conservation District, and a director of the Indiana Livestock Breeders Association. A farmer and processor of hybrid seed corn, he was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church and a charter member of the Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club. He was married Dec. 9, 1934 to Helen VanAman at Ligonier. She survives, along with four daughters, Mary Esther, Becky Jean, Betty Jo and Susan Marie; and four sons, Eddie, Tim, Tom and Danny, all at home; his parents, who live three miles northwest of Cromwell; 2 brothers, Howard of Worthington, Ind., and Robert of Chandler, Ind.; and one sister, Mrs. Mildred Schermerhorn of Wawaka. Funeral Thursday in the Cromwell High School gymnasium. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1957
Harper Helene V, 93, of Cromwell, died April 20, 2009 at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse. She was born July 17, 1915 in Essex, Ontario Canada to John & Mary (Simon) VanAman. She married Harmon M. Harper on December 9, 1939. He died in 1957. She owned and operated the Cromwell Feed Mill from 1955 until 1999 when she retired at the age of 83. She was a member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ligonier, Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club, Cromwell Business Association, was a 4-H leader for many years, & Grand Marshall of the bicentennial parade in Cromwell. She was honored by the Cromwell Kimmell Lion’s Club through the establishment of the Helen Harper Good Samaritan Award. She is survived by 4 daughters: Mary Esther (Ron) Pullin of Waterloo, Iowa; Rebecca (David) Gibson of Bozeman, MT; Betty Jo (Tom) Pultz of Samamish, WA; Susan (Ron) Harper-Dorman of Fort Wayne; 3 sons: Edward (Janet) Harper of Cromwell; Tim Harper of Cromwell; Daniel (Julie) Harper of Syracuse; 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a brother: Jack VanAman of Pinelles Park, FL; and a sister: Nina Rohm of Cromwell. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Betsy Jane in 1948, a son Tom in 2004, a brother Bill VanAman, & a sister Mary Calbeck. Funeral April 25 at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-23-2009
Harper Howard G, 78, died at his Greeley, Colo. home Saturday. He was born March 18, 1912 in Cromwell, the son of Frank and Esta (Snyder) Harper. A graduate of Purdue University, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army in WW II. He was a member of Ligonier Masonic Lodge No. 185, Mizpah Temple Shrine and Greeley Christian Church. He married Helen L. Carter on Oct. 16, 1937 in Belloeville, Ill. She died in 1981. In 1985 he married Evelyn R. Duffey in Greeley, Colo. Surviving are his wife; a son, Harold of Eaton, Colo.; a brother, Robert of Chandler; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Schermerhorn of Kendallville; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harmon, in 1959. Services in Eaton, Colo. + 1-26-1991
Harper John "Dorsey", 68, Wolcottville, died Feb. 3 at his home. He was born in Morgan County, Ky., Oct. 28, 1912, the son of Kelly and Maude (Halsey) Harper. He married Virginia Barhydt Oct. 20, 1945 in Kimmell. He had lived in the Wolcottville area the last 56 years and was retired from Sturgis Foundry, Sturgis, Mich. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Paul, Avilla, John, Columbia, Ohio, and Harold, Wolcottville; a sister, Edna Greenwalt, Sturgis; and 9 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Hutchins-William Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ~ 2-12-1981 + 2-3-1981
Harper Lillie, 94, Ligonier, died Thursday in Luckey Nursing Home, Wolf Lake. She was born Sept. 8, 1880 in Ligonier to Henry and Sara Wolf. She married Lin Harper Oct. 5, 1908 in Ligonier. He died in 1960. She was a lifetime resident of the Ligonier area. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Roy (Ethel) Blue, R. 2, Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
Harper Lois M "Susie", 82, died Friday at Oak Leaf Village in Ligonier. She was born May 25, 1915 in Cromwell to Freeman and Harriet (Maggart) Moore. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Cle-Mar Trucking and Silvus-Wysong Motors Sales in Cromwell. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell, and Ligonier OES. Surviving are a daughter, Myrna Harting of Syracuse; 2 grandchildren, Shelly Ladwig of Fort Wayne and William Harting of Churubusco; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Ralph, Robert, George, Russell and Lloyd Moore; and 2 sisters, Esther Moore and Mildred Fausnaugh. Funeral Monday in Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-6-1998
Harper M Lloyd, 72, Ligonier, died Sunday in the Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Mich. Born Oct. 21, 1907 in Ligonier, he was the son of Albert and Grace (Weaver) Harper. He married Olive Dibert Oct. 26, 1936 in Valparaiso. He was owner of Harper’s Hardware in Cromwell from 1948 until he retired in 1974. He was a member of Richville United Methodist Church, Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club and Ligonier Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marilyn) Hoshaw of Midland, Mich., and Mrs. Phillip (Carol) Aitken of Walkerton; a brother, John of Flossmoor, Ill.; and six grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Richville United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1979
Harper M Olive, 74, Ligonier, died Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Born Jan. 10, 1910 in Van Wert County, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Bessie (Newton) Dibert. On Oct. 26, 1936 in Valparaiso, she married M. Lloyd Harper, who died in 1979. A resident of Ligonier since moving from Ohio in 1936, she was a member of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church, OES and Study Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Marilyn) Hoshaw of Midland, Mich., and Mrs. Phillip (Carol) Aitken of Walkerton; two brothers, Ernest of LaOtto, and W. W. "Joe" of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-26-1984
Harper Mary was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shobe and was born in Ross County, Ohio Feb. 18, 1807. In 1830 she married Solomon Harper, who died in 1873. In 1831 she and her husband emigrated to what is now Noble County. In 1832 they settled on the farm where they both died. She died July 10, 1891. She was the mother of 12 children, all but one of whom are living, together with 50 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian Church. She was the last but one of her father’s family, the remaining one being Mrs. Margaret Smalley. Noble Co Democrat 6-8-1892
Harper Mary E, 83, R. 1, Cromwell, died Friday in Strawberry Village Health Care Center. Born Sept. 10, 1897 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Charles and Bell (Caldwell) Shell. She had lived in the area most of her life. Her husband, Fred, died Sept. 1, 1970. They were married in 1915 in Albion. Survivors include two sons, Don and Duane of Cromwell; and two grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-31-1981
Harper Olive D, 76, of Flossmoor, Ill., died July 13 in a nursing home in Matteson, Ill. She was born Sept. 15, 1898 in Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Anna Draker, and was married to John H. Harper in 1929. She resided in the Ill. community for 27 years and was a school teacher in Iowa, Nebraska, Burbank, Calif., and Harvey, Ill., and was a member of Flossmoor Community Church. She is survived by her husband; a son, Philip J., Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Sophie Evans, Indianapolis; two brothers, Edward H., Hollywood, Calif., and Fred, Studio City, Calif.; and one grandchild. A sister, May Sear, preceded her in death. Funeral today in Flossmoor Community Church. A memorial graveside service will be Wednesday at Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. + 7-13-1975
Harper Paul E, 72, of Kendallville, died Sept. 16, 2010. He was born in Columbia City on Aug. 14, 1938 to John D and Mabel (Kessler) Harper. He married Opal Campbell on Dec. 21, 1957 in LaGrange. He was employed as a drill and tap operator Dexter Axel in Albion. He retired in August 14, 2001, after 26 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the New Freedom Baptist Church in Lagrange. Survivors include his wife; two sons, David Harper of Kendallville and Paul Jr. and Tammy Harper of Kendallville.; a daughter, Brenda and Dave Traster of Kendallville; seven grandchildren, Joshua Harper, Shannon Reinbold, Lindsey Harper, Lucas Harper, Mikayla Harper, Chad Warrix, and Adam and Meghan Warrix; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harold Harper Sr. of Rome City. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Dorsey Harper Jr. Funeral Sept. 20 at New Freedom Baptist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 9-18-2010
Harper Robert A, 74, retired railroad man, died at the family home four miles east of Kendallville Friday from cancer. He was born Nov. 18, 1861 in Corunna, the son of George P. and Catherine Harper. He resided in that locality until he reached the age of 23, when he went to Chicago where he took employment with the Rock Island Railroad Co. He remained there until nine years ago, when he together with his second wife, moved to the Harper homestead near Kendallville. Surviving are the widow; one son, George of Chicago; two brothers, Jackson B. of Auburn (only one named); two sisters, Mrs. Mollie M. Gillis and Mrs. Rose Calkins of Chicago. Last rites Monday from the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1936
Harper Solomon was born in Ohio on Nov. 7, 1809 and married Mary Shobe in 1829. In 1831 he removed to Noble County, reaching here on Nov. 10 of that year. He settled on the farm where he died. In those days it was not considered an encumbrance to rear a good-sized family. He was the father of 11 children, 9 born in Noble County, all of whom are still living as is his widow. He came to this county in company with Henry Miller who is still living. He died in January 1873. Albion New Era 6-12-1873
Harper Thomas H, 52, of Syracuse, died April 17, 2004 from injuries in a traffic accident in Napoleon, Ohio. He was president of Parker Hybrids of Kimmell ; a member of the Army Reserves; St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Albion American Legion Post, Seed Traders Association; NRS and Kosciusko County 4-H Council. He was born Nov. 17, 1951 in Wolf Lake to Harmon and Helene (VanAman) Harper. On April 14, 1973 in Ligonier he married Cheryl Parker. Surviving are his mother in Cromwell; his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Ryan and Candice of Fishers and Troy at home; a daughter, Tasha; 3 brothers, Tim of Cromwell, Dan of Syracuse and Ed of Cromwell; 4 sisters, Mary Esther Pullin of Waterloo, Iowa, Becky Gibson of Bozeman, Mont., Betty Pultz of Redmond, Wash., and Susie Dorman of Fort Wayne; and a granddaughter, Kelsey Harper. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-19-2004
Harper Timothy of Cromwell, born November 17, 1951, died July 25, 2012, from cancer. The son of Harmon M. and Helen V. (VanAman) Harper, he graduated from West Noble High School in 1970 and served in the U. S. Army. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for nearly 20 years. He is survived by two children, Lynsi (Mark) Neyland of Indianapolis and Joe Harper of Cromwell; 2 granddaughters, Shila and Vivian; 4 sisters, Mary Esther (Ron) Pullin of Waterloo, Iowa, Rebecca (David) Gibson of Bozeman, Mont., Betty Jo (Tom) Pultz of Samamish, Wash., Susan (Ron) Harper-Dorman of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Edward (Janet) Harper of Cromwell, and Daniel (Julie) Harper of Syracuse; and his former wife Brenda (Egolf) Harper of Cromwell. He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Tom Harper; and an infant sister, Betsy Jane Harper. Funeral July 30 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-27-2012
Harper Virginia Ellen, 70, died Friday at Parkview Hospital. She was born Nov. 19, 1919 in Benton, the daughter of Walter William and Minnie (Cook) Barhydt. She married John Dorsey Harper on Oct. 20, 1945. He died Feb. 3, 1981. Surviving are 3 sons, Harold of Wolcottville, Paul and John of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Five Corners Baptist Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 2-9-1990

Noble Notes: A squeaking wheel gets the grease - but it will probably be the first to be replaced.