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Hood Cyrus D, conductor on the B&O, known at all points on the Chicago Division of the road, especially at Albion, died at Garrett Hospital Nov. 3. His wife (Catherine Gonser) was blind and died in 1927. She was a sister of Mrs. B. E. Miller, former druggist and resident of Albion. He is survived by a brother and a half-sister. Funeral Friday at Garrett Presbyterian Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. + 11-?-1942
Hood James H Jr, 65, 105 Burnam St., died this morning at the Kendallville Nursing Home. He was born in Helena, Mont., March 15, 1910 to James H. and Jennie F. (Locke) Hood. He was married to Evelyn Winslow Nov. 30, 1964 in Watertown, Mass. He had lived in Kendallville since Aug. 23, 1974 when he moved from Merrimac, Mass. He was a retired salesman of heavy equipment for the food industry. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jane V. Pottratz, Porto Vino, Fla.; a son, James H. III, North Palm Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Jeanette Paige, Warwick, R.I. Services at Jackson Funeral Home, Franklin, Mass. + 9-?-1975
Hooker Orville J, 70, a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame who coached New Castle to the IHSAA championship in 1932, died of a heart attack Monday in Anderson. A native of Greenfield, he became a basketball start at Anderson High School before starring at Butler. He was a member of the 1924 Butler quintet that captured the National AAU crown. Services will be today in Anderson. Survivors include his widow, Helen Marie (Turner); two sons, Dr. Donald J. Hooker of Ligonier, and Jack R. of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ray White of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Robert K. of Anderson; and five grandchildren. + 11-?-1971
Hooley Noah J, 79, of R. 3, Shipshewana, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Dec. 19, apparently caused by ice on the pavement. Funeral will be Tuesday in Shore Mennonite Church. Burial, Miller Cemetery. He was born April 5, 1887 in Shipshewana. He was married to Souville Blough on June 10, 1911. She died in 1945. On Nov. 8, 1947 he married Lois Burroughs, who died in 1965. Surviving are three sons, Francis of Ligonier and Ernest and LaVern of Shipshewana; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Rheinheimer of LaGrange, and Mrs. Stahly Showalter of R. 1, Middlebury; one stepson, Robert Burroughs of LaGrange; three brothers, Levi of New Paris, Ind., Menno of Topeka (end of clipping) + No date
Hooley Vera L, 58, Ligonier, died April 3 in Elkhart General Hospital from cancer. She was born June 29, 1919, a daughter of Silvenus and Celestia (Miller) Troyer in Crystal Springs, Kansas. She was married to Francis N. Hooley in 1938 in Harper. She was a member of the Topeka Mennonite Church. Surviving are the husband, Francis; three sons, Sanford Lee and Michael of Ligonier, Donald Dean, Ypsilanti, Mich., one daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Sharon) Herschberger, Topeka; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Willard, Goshen and Edward, Caldwell, Kansas; and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Bucaer, Mishawaka. Funeral will be April 5 in Topeka Mennonite Church. Burial, Shore Cemetery. + 4-3-1978
Hooper Alice M, daughter of Jirah and Lydia Wheeler Mumford, was born June 15, 1845, and died June 21, 1902, aged 57 years and 6 days. She was married to William Hooper Dec. 30, 1866. She was born and raised in sight of the home in which she spent all her married life. She leaves a husband, mother, son, Edward, and daughter, Maud Hooper-Sutton. Funeral at the family residence west of Avilla June 24. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 6-27-1902
Hooper Bertha E was born near Avilla Oct. 8, 1880 and adopted into the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Waldron, Oct. 27, 1884. She died Aug. 26, aged 19 years 10 months and 18 days. She graduated from the public schools at Avilla May 25, 1894 and from the Kendallville High School May 25, 1898. Funeral at the M. E. Church Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-31-1900
Hooper David C, 81, a retired farmer who resided southwest of Cromwell, died Sunday due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He had lived most of his life in the Cromwell community, where he was born March 27, 1869, the son of Jacob and Mary (Koher) Hooper. Surviving are his wife, Cora; and three stepchildren. Funeral Wednesday at the Frame Church, Indian Village. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 12-?-1950
Hooper Edgar, 56, of Cromwell, died Sunday at the Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, of injuries sustained Friday when a tree fell upon him. Surviving are the widow and a brother, David of Larwill. Funeral Tuesday at Indian Village Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1936
Hooper Edward W, editor of this paper until several years ago, died at his home on Main St. Jan. 26, aged 45 years, 9 months and 2 days. He was the younger of 2 children born to William and Alice Hooper, his birth dating from April 24, 1875. The family resided 3 miles west of town. He attended the district school and later was a student in the Avilla High School. He married Ada Estella Yeiser on April 25, 1897. They had one daughter, Anita. In Oct. 1900, while in the performance of his duties as locomotive fireman, he was injured in a wreck near Chicago. He remained a cripple during the remainder of his life. In 1906 he purchased into the Avilla News and remained its editor until recently when he was compelled to retired on account of the illness which caused his death. He leaves the wife; daughter, Mrs. M. A. Sheets and her husband and son; and his sister, Mrs. Maude Sutton of Wolcottville; and a brother. Funeral will be private on account of the quarantine and will be at the home Friday. > No date
Hooper Estella, 56, died Saturday at her home in Avilla. Her husband, Ed, died about 16 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roy Potter of Manila, Ia.; and a brother, Lloyd Yeiser of St. Joe. Funeral Monday at Evangelical Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 5-?-1935
Hooper George, son of William and Susan Hooper, was born in Allegheny County, Penn., Sept. 29, 1849; died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett, Dec. 15, 1926, aged 77 years, 2 months, 17 days. When he was about 8 years of age his parents moved to Noble County and settled in Swan Twp. He was the youngest of a family of 6 children and was the last to die. A daughter, Bertha, preceded him in death. Frank L. Hooper of Kendallville is a nephew. Funeral at the M. E. Church in Avilla. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. > No date
Hooper James, of Avilla, died in a sanitarium in Portland, Oregon. He was born in Allegheny County, Pa., and at his death on Sept. 8, 1924, he was 82 years, 1 month and 8 days old. He was an old veteran soldier, having served in the Civil War in the 100 Regiment of Indiana Infantry Volunteers. He is survived by 2 brothers, John S. of Avilla, and George of Garrett; one son William of Portland, Oregon; and one daughter, Mrs. Amy McCann of Dallace, Oregon. ~ 9-25-1924
Hooper Jane, 89, died February 1. She was born in Portage County, Ohio, Oct. 17, 1833. About 3 years of age she came to Noble County with her parents in May 1837 and settled on a farm 2 ½ miles southwest of Avilla where she grew to womanhood. On April 19, 1866 she married John S. Hooper. There were no children. Edward Gump came into the home as a boy, grew to manhood, married and has remained in charge of the farm ever since. Miss Mary Weil, now Mrs. Leo Blust of Avilla, spent her girlhood days as a member of this household. For 68 years she lived on the old homestead. In 1905 she and her husband moved to Avilla. Surviving are her husband; nephews, S. K. Randall of Kendallville, and John King of Benzonia, Mich., Frank E. King of Minneapolis, Minn., Lloyd King of Chicago, Alfred King of Avilla; and nieces, Mrs. Amy Seavey of Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. Bernard Haines of Avilla. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. + 2-?-1923
Hooper John S, 90, died at his home on W. Albion St. Tuesday from old age. He was born in Allegheny County, Penn. Nov. 30, 1835, the eldest son of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. William Hooper. He moved with his parents to a farm near Avilla when a young man. He married Jane King, daughter of Hiram and Catherine (Low) King, and they lived 53 years together until her death. They moved from the farm to Avilla 10 years ago. He lived in this county for the past 70 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. In the fall of 1888 he was called by the electorate of Noble County to serve as county commissioner. Surviving are a brother, George of Garrett; a foster son, Edward Gump. He died January 12. Funeral from the home Friday. Burial, King Cemetery. No date
Hooper Levi, son of William and Susan (Springer) Hooper, was born in Allegheny County, Penn., April 23, 1846, and died Jan. 31, 1921, aged 74 years, 9 months and 8 days. When 9 days old, he came with his parents and settled on a farm in Swan Twp. At the age of 17 he began teaching in the public schools of Noble County, which profession he followed for several years and later worked at the carpenter’s trade. On July 3, 1873 he married Elizabeth Walters. They had 2 children, Frank L. and Grace. They moved in a farm in Jefferson Twp in 1877 and resided there until April 1920 when they moved to their present home in Avilla. He was associated with the M. E. Church at Summit for many years. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Merle Pennel of Avilla; a son, Frank L. of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Marjorie Pennel of Avilla, Ruby and Beth Hooper of Kendallville, and Ruth Hooper of Wyoming; 3 brothers, George of Garrett, John S. of Avilla, and James of Calif.; one sister, Susan Stewart of Avilla. > No date
Hooper Retha Pearl, 85, died July 11 in a Detroit, Mich. hospital. She was a former Cromwell resident until about five years ago when she moved to Detroit to make her home with her foster daughter, Mrs. Robert Nelson. She was born Aug. 11, 1888 in Huron County, Mich., and was the widow of Edward Hooper, who died in 1936. Graveside services July 15 at Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1974
Hooper William died Wednesday at the Old People’s Home near Avilla at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 7 days, from paralysis and diseases incidental to old age. He was born near Clinton, Pa. Dec. 17, 1837; came to Indiana with his parents and family Oct. 7, 1857, and settled on a farm in Swan Twp, where he resided until Sept. 30, 1864, when he entered the Army, serving in Co. B., 135th Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was honorably discharged from the service on June 20, 1865. On returning to Noble County he purchased the farm west of town where he resided until April 1, 1908 when he moved to Avilla. On Dec. 22, 1866 he married Alice M. Mumford, who died June 20, 1902, aged 58 years and 5 days. They had 2 children, Mrs. C. W. Sutton of Wolcottville, and Edward W. of this place. Also surviving are 4 brothers, John W., Levi and George of this place and vicinity, and James of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. S. P. Stewart of this place; 4 granddaughters. Funeral was at Mt. Pleasant Church with burial in the cemetery. No date
Hoot Alla May, 78, was born June 22, 1896 in Albion to Joshua and Olive Myers Eminger. She married Blake Hoot July 18, 1917, and they lived in Kendallville before moving to Huntertown in 1926. He died Dec. 10, 1967. She died Sept. 22 in Parkview Hospital. Two sons, Wyonald (Oney) of Huntertown and Darrell of Fort Wayne survive, as do 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services Sept. 25 at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 9-26-1974 + 9-22-1974
Hoot Bert, 66, died April 10 at his home in Avilla from a heart attack. Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Ella Hoot; and two daughters, Mrs. George Noffze and Mrs. Keith Miller of Auburn; five brothers, Floyd of Avilla, Don of Kendallville, Sherman of Waterloo, Blake of Huntertown and Howard of Fife Lake, Michigan; one sister Mrs. Florence Simon of Avilla; one half-sister, Mrs. Mildred Treesh of Auburn; a stepmother, Mrs. Mae Hoot, also of Auburn and four grandchildren. Services at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 4-13-1950 + 4-?-1950
Hoot Blake E, 73, died Sunday at his residence, McComb Rd., Huntertown. Surviving are his wife, Alla; four sons, Wyonald, Glenn and Blake Jr., all of Huntertown, and Darrell, LaOtto; a sister, Mrs. Florence Simon, Avilla; his stepmother, Mrs. Mae Hoot, Auburn; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. ~ 12-14-1967
Hoot Blake Jr, 45, of Huntertown, was killed Tuesday in a two-car accident at Ind. 327 and Wallen Rd. He was a native of Pleasant Lake and employed in Lima, Ohio, at Insulco Co. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Post 240 in Avilla and Local 41 of the International Association of Heating & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; two sons, Kevin and David; and four daughters, Joanna, Darlene, Barbara and Laura, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Alla Hoot, Huntertown; and three brothers, Oney and Glenn, Huntertown, and Darrell, Fort Wayne. Services Oct. 6 at McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-12-1972 + 10-?-1972
Hoot Clara E, 90, died May 7, in Lutheran Home, Fort Wayne. She was born June 26, 1895, the daughter of Adam and Mary (Berkes) Hess in Avilla. She married Floyd Hoot Aug. 23, 1917 in Avilla. He died July 31, 1954. She was a homemaker and had lived in Fort Wayne since 1970. Surviving are one brother, Dr. Lawrence Hess of Auburn, and one son, Ross. She was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 5-15-1986 + 5-7-1986
Hoot Don C, 66, died at his home north of Kendallville Wednesday from a heart attack. Survivors are the wife, Eva; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Varner of Rome City; two grandchildren; four brothers, Sherman of Waterloo, Floyd of Avilla, Howard of Fife Lake, Michigan, and Blake of Huntertown; one sister, Mrs. Florence Simon of Avilla; a half-sister, Mrs. Mildred Treesh of Auburn; and a stepmother, Mrs. Mae Hoot of Auburn. Services at Clark Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 6-28-1951
Hoot Ella M, 80, died Friday in the Lutheran Home at Kendallville. The widow of Albert Hoot, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Noffze, Avilla, and Mrs. Keith Miller, Auburn; one brother, Dr. Lawrence Hess, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Clara Hoot, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 6-17-1971
Hoot Eva, 60, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the abdomen this morning. She has been living in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Varner, near Rome City. Dr. John D. Hall, Noble County coroner, said she was despondent over failing health and the death of her husband, Don. A native of Swan Twp, she was a former resident of the Avilla community. Other survivors include two grandchildren. Services Saturday in Clark Funeral Home here in Avilla. ~ 5-13-1954
Hoot Floyd A, 64, died Saturday in the Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne. Funeral was Tuesday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. A member of the Lutheran Church, he was a charter member of Post 240, American Legion. Surviving are the widow, Clara; a son, Ross, at home; the stepmother, Mrs. Mae Hoot, near Auburn; three brothers, Sherman, Fremont, Howard, Fife Lake, Mich., and Blake, Huntertown; a sister, Mrs. Florence Simon, Avilla; and a half-sister, Mrs. Mildred Treesh of Auburn. ~ 8-5-1954 + No date
Hoot Franklin, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hoot, Grand Rapids, Mich., died Sunday at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Frank Schmidt, Elkhart, with whom he had made his home the last 9 years. Death followed a long illness from tuberculosis. Surviving are the parents and several brothers and sisters. Funeral at Elkhart Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 7-30-1934
Hoot Glenn O, 53, of R. 1, Huntertown, was born Oct. 13, 1919 to Blake and Ella May Eminger Hoot of DeKalb County. He was married to Anna Jane Tonkel in 1941 and the couple spent all their married life in the Huntertown area. An engineer for Penn Central Railroad, he served with the Railroad Battalion during WW II. He was a member of Huntertown Masonic Lodge 689, Scottish Rite, and American Legion in Avilla. He was dead on arrival at Parkview Hospital Feb. 4. He is survived by his wife; one son, Lloyd of R. 1, Huntertown; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Jenkins of Chicago and Mrs. Richard Fitch of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Ella Hoot of R. 1, Huntertown; and two brothers, Wyonald of R. 1, Huntertown and Darrell of Fort Wayne. Services Feb. 7. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 2-8-1973 + 2-?-1973
Hoot Howard, a former resident of Avilla, died Dec. 22, at Traverse City, Mich. He is survived by 3 children, a daughter, Marie Stout, and two sons, James and William, all of Grand Rapids, Mich. A daughter, Margaret, and a son, Franklin, preceded him in death. Two brothers, Sherman of Fremont, Ind., and Blake of Huntertown; two sisters, Florence Simon, Avilla, and Mildred Treesh, Auburn, and a stepmother, Mae Hoot of Auburn. Funeral at Grand Rapids, Dec. 26. ~ 12-31-1964 + 12-22-1964
Hoot Julia A, 65, or Rome City, died Jan. 18, 2009 in her residence. She retired after 30 years of working in the office at Sears in Glenbrook Mall. She was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Kendallville. She was born May 10, 1943 in Garrett to Wilbur and Janet (Sauder) Swander. On Nov. 15, 1959 in Garrett she married Nick R. Hoot. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Angela Brinkman of Battle Creek, Mich., and Norm Brinkman of LaGrange, and Christina and Todd Walters of Auburn; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Melissa Hoot of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren, Nicole and Jeremy Meade, Heather and Jeremy Randol, Ryan Samuels, Adam Hoot and Jackie Hoot; 7 great-grandchildren, Bryanna Courtlan, Becca, Madison, Bryson, Dylan and Jacob; a sister and brother-in-law, Carole and Jack Reynolds of Auburn; and a brother and sister-in-law, Kim and Joan Swander of LaOtto. Services Friday at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-20-2009
Hoot Mae, 95, formerly of R. 3, Auburn, died Saturday in the Betz Convalescent Home. She had previously made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Treesh. She was the widow of James Hoot, whom she married on Jan. 3, 1899. They were the parents of two children, Mildred Hoot Treesh, and Merl Hoot, both deceased. Also preceding her in death were six stepsons. Survivors include one stepdaughter, Mrs. Florence Simon, Avilla; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Norman Diehm; and one grandson, Darrell Treesh, both of Auburn; and six great-grandchildren. Services Monday in the Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 11-28-1968 + 11-?-1982
Hoot Maggie Lorina was born December 29, 1892 in Noble County, died May 2, 1915, aged 22 years, five months and four days. On February 12, 1914 she married Floyd Hoot. She leaves a husband, mother, father, two sisters, two brothers, a grandfather. Services were conducted at the Hopewell Church Wednesday. ~ 1915 Mrs. Floyd Hoot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooley, died Sunday at her home just south of this place, death being the result of typhoid fever. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 5-5-1915
Hoot Rose Marie, 65, Fort Wayne, died December 12, 2002 at Parkview Hospital. She was born in Fort Wayne and preceded in death by her husband, Blake Hoot Jr., in 1972. Surviving are 2 sons, Kevin B. of Jacksonville, Fla., and David W. of New Haven; 4 daughters, Joanna Marie Utterback of Huntertown, Darlene Faye Hoot and Barbara Ann Kensill of Fort Wayne, and Laura Louise Kitchen of Avilla; one brother, Gerald Runyan of Angola; one sister, Beverly Schaefer of Churubusco; and 10 grandchildren. She was a payroll analyst with Expanets, formerly KLF Inc. for 15 years and also worked for Gladieux Refinery for 10 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Churubusco. Services in Fort Wayne. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-19-2002
Hoot Sherman, 84, died Monday in the Cameron Hospital, Angola. He owned and operated Hoot’s Barber Shop in Fremont for 43 years and at one time helped his brother, Don, in the barbering business in Avilla. He also barbered in Huntertown. Surviving in addition to the sister are the stepmother, Mrs. Mae Hoot, Auburn; three daughters, Mrs. Lelia Hutchins, Mrs. Gladys Sidel and Mrs. Hilda Chapin all of Fremont; two sons, Roscoe, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Donald, Montgomery, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; and a brother, Blake Hoot, Huntertown. Funeral last Wednesday in the Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery near Fremont. ~ 10-13-1966 + 10-?-1966
Hoot Wyonald "Oney", 88, of Huntertown, died Feb. 6, 2006 from injuries in a traffic accident at Old Lima Road and Shoaff Road north of Huntertown. He had retired in 1976 after 18 years in the maintenance department at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. He had also been employed by General Electric and International Harvester. He founded and was president of Big "O" Trampolines. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, a former member of Huntertown Volunteer Fire Dept. and member of Elmer Pond Chapter of the DAV in Fort Wayne. He was born Feb. 3, 1918 in Avilla to Blake and Alla (Eminger) Hoot. He married Margaret Ryan on Sept. 6, 1941. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and James Abel and Marilyn and Tom Brinker of Huntertown; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Ginny of Fort Wayne, Jim and Kathy of East Amherst, N.Y., and Tom and Anita of Fort Wayne; a brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Margaret of Huntertown; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Glenn and Blake Jr.; and 4 grandchildren, Matthew, Jeff and Jennifer Hoot and Tony Brinker. Services Friday at St. Vincent dePaul Church. Burial, church cemetery. ^ 2-8-2006
Hooten Beulah, 57, Wawaka, died March 18 at her home in that place. Surviving are her husband, Dwight W.; three sons, Glenn S. and Dwight Marion of Wawaka, and Dale E. of Kokomo; and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Hawker of West Liberty, Iowa; and four grandchildren. She was reared in Wawaka, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schwab. Funeral at the home on Thursday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Hooten Burdette, 77, died Wednesday in his Churubusco residence. He was born in Long Point, Ill., Jan. 28, 1917 to Everett and Birdie Jane (Denton) Hooten. He married Mary Syniak on Oct. 13, 1945. He owned and operated the Tri-County Hatchery until 1972 and was later employed as a custodian at Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Randy of Albion and Gary of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Anita) Trotter and Mrs. Douglas (Connie) Claxton of Churubusco; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and one sister. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-21-1994
Hooten Dale, about 49, of Wawaka, died May 26, 1960 in LaGrange County Hospital after suffering a heart attack the day before. He was born March 4, 1911, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hooten. He was married in Nov. 1934 to Miss Rita Smith of Wawaka. Surviving are the widow; father and stepmother; two daughters, Judith, a student at Ball State, and Nancy at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hawker of Tipton, Iowa; and a brother, Dwight of Brooklyn, N.Y. Funeral Saturday at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + 5-?-1960
Hooten Dwight Ward, about 85, of Wawaka, a retired rural mail carrier, died Nov. 26, 1964 at McCray Hospital. He had acted as news reporter for The American and other newspapers in the area for many years. He was born Oct. 1, 1879 in New Carlisle, but had resided most of his life in the vicinity of Wawaka. He was a member of the Wawaka Methodist Church and the Mail Carriers Association. He is survived by his widow, Goldie, to whom he was married in Nov. 1943 in New Paris; one son, Dwight M. of Wheaton, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Hawker of Tipton, Iowa; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur of Kewanna; and five sisters, Mrs. Fred Hess of South Bend, Mrs. Elves Nickerson of New Carlisle, Mrs. Bruce Moffitt of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Mrs. Gladys Tilton of Delaware, Ohio, and Mrs. Meryl Miller of Woodridge, Conn. Last rites Sunday at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1964
Hooten Glen S, about 40, (b. 11-4-1908) a native of Wawaka, but for several years a resident of Kendallville, died Oct. 18, 1949 at McCray Hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are the widow, Joyce; one son, Merle; one daughter, Ardith; his father, Dwight of Wawaka; two brothers and a sister. Funeral at Cosperville Baptist Church Friday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1949
Hooten Joyce M, 89, of Kendallville, died April 25, 2005 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She worked in the caramel department and then in the linen room at Kraft Foods for more than 30 years. She was a 1933 graduate of Wawaka High School and a member of First Baptist Church in Kendallville. She was born Aug. 17, 1915 near Cosperville to Clarence W. and DeAnna (King) Frick. She married Glen S. Hooten on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29, 1933. He preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ardith and Nelson Bradford of Kendallville; 4 grandsons and their wives, David and Sonny, Timothy and Denise, Stuart and Karen and Michael and Corrine Hooten; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Merle, in 1999; a brother and sister-in-law, Loyal Frick in 1994 and Thema Frick in 2003; a sister, Shirley Riles; and an infant grandson, Mark Allen. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-27-2005
Hooten Ruth D, 81, died May 21 in Hurst, Texas. She was born Sept. 27, 1911 in West Liberty, Iowa, to Roy and Wilma (Wylgus) Smith. She married Dale Hooten Jan. 24, 1934. He died in 1960. She lived in Wawaka 1921-71 and was a graduate of Butler University. She taught school in Kimmell and operated Wawaka Grocery 1952-62. She was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Martin of Bedford, Texas, and Mrs. Roger (Judy) Yeager of Baltimore, Md.; and 4 grandchildren. Privates services in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. + 5-21-1993
Hoover Barbara S, 80, of Albion died Jan. 23, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born April 11, 1930 in Noble County to Charles L. & Josephine (Needles) Archer. She married Marion M. Wolf, who died in 1984, and then Wallie Hoover Jr., who died in 1994. She worked as a waitress at M&M Restaurant in North Webster, and as a retail clerk at Fisher Pharmacy in Kendallville. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1948, was a member of the Cromwell Lutheran Church in Cromwell, the OES, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Ligonier 243. Surviving are five children, Eric (Barbara E.) Wolf of LaOtto, Scot (Jana) Wolf of Syracuse, Bret (Sue) Wolf of Warsaw, Brenda (Donald) Patrick of Ligonier, and Brad Wolf of Avon; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Louise Smith of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; an infant daughter, Carol; one great-granddaughter, Marissa Marie Squadrito; one brother, F. Wayne Archer; and one sister, Iris Goshorn. Funeral Jan. 26 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 1-24-2011
Hoover Bertha of Kendallville died from asphyxiation when a fire broke out in the basement of her home Dec. 14, 1963. Smoke seeped through a ventilation duct into the bedroom where she was sleeping. Surviving are her husband, Gerald; three children, Kenneth, Mrs. Janice Wells of Kendallville, and Mrs. Margaret Martin, Fort Wayne; her mother, Mrs. Mary Greenwalt of Kendallville; five grandchildren; a brother and three sisters, Warren Greenwalt of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Faye Bolen of Albion, Mrs. Wava Drake of Calif., and Mrs. Violet Hall of Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-14-1963
Hoover Betty M, 88, of Rome City, died Nov. 9, 2009 at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. She was born April 26, 1921 to Theodore and Gladys (Smith) Kemerly in Noble County. On Sept. 17, 1946 in Goshen, IN, she married Orval Hoover. He died May 13, 1997. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 381 in Rome City and the VFW Auxiliary Post 2749 in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Wilbur Wells of Wolcottville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Frankie Hoover of LaGrange; 2 grandsons and spouses, Jerrad and Amy Hoover and Tony and Melissa Hoover; 6 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Marge Uhl of Avilla. Funeral Nov. 12 at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-12-2009
Hoover Buryl E, 77, former Churubusco teacher and minister of the Church of the Brethren, died Feb. 13 at Allen County Health Center. He had served pastorates at Wawaka, Pleasant Hill and Churubusco, and had taught at Rome City, Wawaka and Churubusco. He was a past president of the Indiana State Teachers’ Association and had degrees from Manchester College and the University of Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Candace; a daughter, Mrs. Russell Young, Fort Wayne; a son, Dr. David E. Hoover, Sterling Heights, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Feb. 16 in Fort Wayne. + 2-?-1971
Hoover Delbert H, 65, of Albion, died Saturday ( d. 7-26-1986) in McCray Hospital. He was born July 5, 1921 in Noble County to Charles and Lulu (Ritter) Hoover. On March 30, 1942 in LaGrange he married Mary K. Wells. A lifetime county resident, he retired in 1983 from the Noble County Highway Department and was a member of Albion Eagles. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) Koenig of Albion; two sons, John L. and Richard L., both of Albion; three sisters, Elizabeth Maggart of Syracuse, Mary Becker and Evelyn Kitchen of Kendallville; two brothers, Wallie of Ligonier, and Orval of Rome City; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-26-1986
Hoover Delphia Opal, 66, R. 3, Ligonier, died Jan. 19, 1989 at Goshen Hospital. She was born Dec. 4, 1922 in Ky. to William and Mary E. (Back) Scarbeary. She married Wallie Hoover Jr. in 1958 in Wawaka. She was a member of Ligonier Church of Christ and the West Noble American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Lori, LaGrange; three sons, Gary Oberg, Greenville, S.C., David Oberg, Leesburg, and Wallie B. Hoover, Ligonier; one sister, Zelma Spencer, Kimmell; two brothers, Alva, Fort Wayne, and John, Syracuse; and six grandchildren. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-1-1989
Hoover Donald R, 86, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. He was born May 30, 1910 in Milford to David and Mary Jane (Earles) Hoover. He married Orpha A. Ackerman and she preceded him in death. He retired in 1975 from farming. Surviving are 3 daughters, Pauline Ross, Claudine King and Colleen Daniels, all of Albion; a son Donald R. of Albion; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-8-1997
Hoover Gerald Leroy, 70, Rome City, died today at McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1912 in Kansas to Charles and Lulu Hoover. On Nov. 19, 1932 in Kendallville, he married Bertha Anna Greenwalt, who preceded him in death. Nearly a lifetime Kendallville resident, he was retired. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Max (Janice) Wells of Kendallville, and Mrs. Wilbur (Margaret) VanAuken of Rome City; a son, Kenneth of LaGrange; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Maggart of Syracuse, Mrs. Doyne (Evelyn) Kitchen and Mrs. Allen (Mary) Becker of Kendallville; three brothers, Wallie of Ligonier, Orval of Rome City, and Delbert of Albion; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-7-1982
Hoover Grant, 31, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Tuesday at his residence. Born Oct. 24, 1948 in Indiana, he was the son of Clovis and Flora (Terry) Hoover. He married Carol Smith. He was a lifetime resident of the Kendallville area and was a member of the Brimfield Revival Center. Survivors include his parents of R. 2, Kendallville; his wife; two daughters, Christy and Cindy, and a son, Steven, all of Kendallville; a stepdaughter, Karen Davies, and a stepson, Jurtis Davies, both at home; three sisters, Geneva Hicks of Brimfield, Jean Polly of Wolcottville, and Diane Gamble of Kendallville; and two brothers, Granville and Ricky of Kendallville. Funeral Friday at Brimfield Revival Center. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Hoover Granvil, 52, of Kendallville, died Jan. 1 in Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born in Quicksand, Ky. Nov. 24, 1941 to Clovis and Flora (Terry) Hoover. On Jan. 16, 1965 in Avilla he married Zeda Sells. He had been a machine operator for Auburn Foundry for 19 years. Surviving are his parents in Kendallville; his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Priscilla and Clovis and Ruth of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Geneva Hicks of Wawaka and Jean Garza and Diane Gamble of Wolcottville; a brother, Ricky of Wolcottville; 5 grandchildren, Joshua Ray, Kyle Lee, Brandon Scott, Josh Terry and Sadie Danielle Hoover of Kendallville. Funeral in Independent Baptist Church, South Milford. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-14-1999
Hoover, Jessie, Mrs.. an old resident of Ligonier, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Dr. W. A. Shobe, on Monday evening, aged 82 years. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Shobe, Rev. Hubbartt of the m. E. church officiating + Ligonier Leader, Apr 25, 1918, page 4
Hoover John E, 72, of Kendallville, died Dec. 28, 2013 at home after his two-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Peru, Indiana on May 22, 1941 to Donald L. and Whilemina (Miller) Hoover. He graduated from Peru High School in 1959, served in the Army National Guard and married Patricia Jean Lothspeich on October 15, 1960. He was a police officer and employed with the City of Kendallville Police Department for 10 years. He was also the co-owner of Kendallville Sanitation for 9 years and was the owner/operator of Speed-E-Clean Laundry in Ashley. John retired in July 2008 as custodian for the East Noble School Corporation after nearly 20 years of service at Southside Elementary and the high school. He was an active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla and the Knights of Columbus, Avilla Council. Survivors include his wife; son, John Hoover Jr. of Kendallville, 2 daughters, Cathy and Richard Butler of Kendallville,and Kim Hoover of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Trent Saalfrank, Josh and Ashley Butler, and Kali and Bill Harris, 4 great-grandchildren, Bobby Harris, Faith Hedrick, Mason Saalfrank and Madison Butler; one great-great-grandson, Brandon Harris; 3 brothers, Donald and Colette Hoover of Kokomo, Indiana, William and Billie Hoover of Peru, Indiana, and Michael and Vickie Hoover of New London, Ohio; 2 sisters, Ellen and John Geise of Syracuse, Indiana, and Jerri and Adam Attaway of Chesnee, South Carolina. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Carmel Hoover and Shirley Petermeier, and brothers Joseph Hoover and Raymond Hoover. Mass of Christian Burial will be December 31, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ^ 12-30-2013
Hoover Leo H, TSgt, USAF, Universal City Texas, died Dec. 17. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 4576 Universal City and was on the city council at Universal City. Survivors include the wife, Nancy; sons, Lance Corporal Leo Kim Hoover, USMC, El Toro, Calif., Michael, Universal City; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallie Hoover, Ligonier; two brothers, Wallie A. Jr., Ligonier, Robert, Missouri; and one sister, Mrs. Morris Durham, Ligonier. Funeral Dec. 22 at Randolph AFB Chapel. Burial, Sam Houston National Cemetery. + 12-17-1975
Hoover>Marcella J, 71, of Albion and formerly of Kendallville died June 17, 2011, in North Ridge Village in Albion. She graduated from Kendallville High School. She was a professor and head of the social work department at St. Francis College in Fort Wayne. She has been a minister for the last 25 years. She was born April 15, 1940, in Noble County to Edgar Ray and Mae Leona (Addis) Long. On July 1, 1984, in Noble County she married Charles Hoover. He died April 27, 2005. Surviving are 2 daughters, Julie (Michael) Hobbs of Ooltewah, Tenn. and Kristin (Andrew) Hampshire of Kendallville; 4 stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; her mother of Kendallville; a sister, Sharon (Daryl) Bell of Kendallville; and a brother, Edgar (Sherri) Long of LaOtto. She was also preceded in death by her father and a sister, Sandra Lee Long. Funeral Monday at Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-19-2011
Hoover Margaret (Welshner) died near South Milford April 22, aged 78 years, 8 months and 8 days. She was born in Penn.; was married to Nathan Trindle Jan. 2, 1827, by whom she had 10 children. Three sons and 3 daughters survive. She was married to her present husband in 1873. She lived in the neighborhood where she died for the past 33 years. She leaves a husband; 6 children; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral was at Nichols Hall in South Milford. She was buried at the Tamarack burying ground where lies her former husband and a son. ^ 4-29-1887
Hoover Mary K, 76, died June 11, 2001 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville. She was born July 13, 1924 in Noble County to Fred and Nellie (Eckels) Wells. The widow of Delbert Hoover, she had retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary 246 in Albion. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria and her husband, Kenneth Koenig; 2 sons, John and Brenda Hoover, and Dick and Rita Hoover of Albion; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Jim, Keith, Harry, Vint and Charles Wells; 3 sisters, Bess Moore, Bea Snyder and Ethel Coe. Services June 13 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-12-2001
Hoover Orpha A "Bonnie", 69, Albion, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital. She was born in Noble County July 3, 1914, the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Young) Ackerman. She married Donald R. Hoover in Brimfield Sept. 4, 1945. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Bobbie (Colleen) Daniels, Albion, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Ross, Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Dallas (Claudine) King, Albion; three sisters, Vera Criswell, LaGrange, Ruby Fee, Butler, and Mable Zimmerman, Kendallville; three brothers, Edward, Harrietta, MI, Robert, LaGrange, and Ralph, WI; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 10-6-1983 + 10-2-1983
Hoover Orval W, 79, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born June 27, 1917 in Kimmell to Charles and Lulu (Ritter) Hoover. On Sept. 17, 1946 in Goshen he married Betty M. Kemery. He retired in 1980 from Kraft Foods as a shipping clerk after 25 years of service. A WW II Army veteran, he was a member of Rome City American Legion Post 381 and VFW Post 2749 of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Gary of LaGrange; a daughter, Nancy Wells of Wolcottville; 2 sisters, Evelyn Kitchen and Mary Becker of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Jarrod and Tony Hoover; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Maggart; and 3 brothers, Delbert, Wally and Gerald. Services Friday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-13-1997
Hoover Patricia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hoover, died late Saturday after living one day. Brief service from Miser Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1933
Hoover Rickie L Jr, son of Rickie Lee and Vickie Lynn (Bolen) Hoover, was stillborn Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Cody Ray at home; grandparents, Kenneth and Lydia Bolen, Clovis and Flora Hoover, all Kendallville; great-grandparents, Granville and Ogie Bolen of LaGrange and Rosie Russell of Kendallville. Services Tuesday in Brimfield Revival Center. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 4-22-1989
Hoover Wallie Jr, 65, died Saturday in his Ligonier residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1929 in Ligonier to Wallie and Donnabelle (Heffner) Hoover. He married Delphia Opal Scarberry on Feb. 8, 1958 in Wawaka. She died in 1989. On Oct. 20, 1990 in Kimmell he married Barbara (Archer) Wolf. He was a driver for Thermogas and worked for Ligonier Parks Dept. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and attended Calvary Lutheran Church. He was a member of West Noble American Legion and Goshen Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife; his mother; a son, Wallie of Ligonier; a daughter, Lori of Fort Wayne; 6 stepchildren; a brother, Robert of Warrenton, Mo.; a sister, Marjorie Durham of Ligonier; and 2 grandchildren. A brother, Leo, preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-28-1995
Hopkins Anna Sophia, daughter of Phillip and Margaret Rickard of Hicksville, Ohio, was born in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio Aug. 9, 1868, and died in Englewood Jan. 1, 1906, aged 37 years 4 months and 22 days. August 26, 1896 at Antwerp, Ohio she married Clarence E. Hopkins. Removed to Rome City and there lived until 6 years ago when they removed to Kendallville. She leaves her husband and sons Earl Maloy and Willis Hopkins, her father, mother, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. She was a member of Ben Hur, Rebekah Lodge and Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral was Jan. 4. ^ 1-19-1906
Hopkins George L, 57, died in Chicago on April 4 of heart trouble. He was buried at Wolf Lake last Saturday. Elizabeth Fair, daughter of the late Samuel Fair of near Wolf Lake, was his wife. * 4-?-1934
Hoppe James S, 50, died Nov. 18 in Escondido, Calif. He was born Jan. 16, 1919 in Albion. He served four years in the Navy followed by almost four years in the Army and 10 1/2 years on the Denver Police Dept. He was formerly director of special services for the Cooper Cinerama Theatre and was a manager for K-Mart at the time of his death. Surviving are his widow, Ruth; a son, James Stewart Jr. and a daughter, Susan Clair, at home; a sister, Merrice, Loma Linda, Calif. Services Saturday at Highland Memory Gardens. + 11-?-1969
Hopper George R, 58, died Saturday at his home in Ligonier. A former manager of the Ligonier Hotel, he resided in Kendallville a number of years before locating in Ligonier where he operated a five and ten cent store and was also manager of the dining room at the Kendall Hotel, then known as the Gawthrop Inn. Surviving are the wife, Nellie; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Everett and Mrs. Robert Cockley, both Ligonier; his mother, Anna; and a brother, Charles, both of Maysville, Ky. He was a member of the Masonic and Elks Lodges. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1948
Hopper Grace, former Ligonier resident, died Monday at Beneva Nursing home, Sarasota. She was a member of the Methodist Church there. Her husband, George, died in 1944. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jeannette) Cockley of Hilton Head, S. C., and Mrs. George (Helen) Everett of Sarasota; and one grandchild. Graveside services Thursday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-25-1983
Hoppus Ruth S, 68, of Warsaw, died Tuesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1920 in Warsaw, the daughter of William and Carrie (Smaltz) Magee. On June 15, 1947 she married Robert M. Hoppus. A lifetime Warsaw area resident, she had been Kosciusko County recorder 1972-80. Surviving are her husband, Robert; a daughter, Shirley Adams of Winona Lake; two sons, William of Kendallville, and Russell of Port Hueneme, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Services Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Warsaw. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. + 4-4-1989
Hord Henry, 66, died March 19 at Rochester, Ind. ^ 4-4-1877
Horn Carl S, 48, died Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born June 3, 1948 in Wooster, Ohio, a son of Gailard and Cecelia Mandalini Horn. He graduated from Wooster High School in 1967 and served with the U.S. Air Force. He married Patsy Mandeville on April 20, 1985. He was a truck driver for Conway Central Express in Fort Wayne for the past 16 years. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Tim (Angela) Smith of Orrville, Ohio and Mrs. Carry (Andrea) Wenger of Fla.; 6 stepchildren; a brother, Richard of Apple Creek, Ohio; 2 sisters, Marilyn Kendell and Aldine Steinbach of Wooster, Ohio; and several grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1996
Horn Goldie Truelove died Sunday in Huntington Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Frank; two sons, Glen and Warren Miller, both of Huntington; two sisters-in-law, Alta Truelove of the Lutheran Home, and Sarah Truelove of 102 Newnam Ave.; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services in Bailey Funeral Home, Huntington. Burial in Ohio. + 12-?-1981
Horn Lillian Hazel, 73, died March 25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roger Heintzelman in Cromwell. She was the widow of the late Dr. W. R. Horn of Topeka. She was born Dec. 23, 1896 in Pennville, Ind. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Charlene Heintzelman, Cromwell, Mrs. Barbara Caple, Syracuse, Mrs. Beverly Renkenberger of Kendallville, Mrs. Wilma Bentley, LaGrange, and Mrs. Martha Wyatt of Howe; and three sons, James of Topeka, Joe of Evansville, and Charles of Ligonier; 22 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 3 sisters and a brother. + 3-?-1970
Horn Martha L, 84, died Oct. 28, 2007 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was a native of Garrett. Surviving are a daughter, Christina Crowell of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Stacey Buchs and Douglas McKinley; 5 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Persons of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Horn, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Services Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Concordia Gardens. ^ 10-30-2007
Horn William Russell, 75, of Topeka, died May 5 at his home from coronary occlusion. A retired veterinarian, he had resided in the Topeka community for the past 40 years. He was born Dec. 2, 1893 in Pennville, Ind., the son of I. M. and Mary M. (Davis) Horn. On April 10, 1917 he married Lillian H. Irey in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Topeka, a veteran of WW I and a member of the AMVA. Survivors include his wife; 3 sons, James of Topeka, Joseph, Evansville, Charles, Ligonier; 5 daughters, Mrs. Wilma Bentley, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Robert (Martha) Wyatt, Howe, Mrs. John (Barbara) Caple, Syracuse, Mrs. Jack (Beverly) Renkenberger of Kendallville, and Mrs. Roger (Charlene) Heintzelman, Cromwell; 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral May 8 from Ulrey Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 5-?-1969
Horner Alpheus A, the sixth son of Eli and Catherine Horner, was born on June 13, 1858 in Ashland County, Ohio, and died on July 15, 1925 at Brighton, Ind., aged 67 years, one month and two days. In the fall of 1886 the family moved to LaGrange County, Ind., where they spent the remainder of their days. He was married on March 5, 1885 to Ella Price of Brighton, Ind. They had five children. The two older ones, Daisy May and Cassius, preceded their father in death, Daisy an infant of three months, and Cassius, cut down in early manhood, the result of an accident. Those remaining with the wife are Blanche, wife of Zera E. Garlets of Mongo, Jasper of Mongo, and Bernice, wife of A. F. Brainard, who are spending their vacation from college at the old home in Brighton. Of his brothers and sisters there are still living Mrs. Joseph Swihart, Elias L., Joseph and Irvin O. of Brighton, Emanuel M. of Ligonier, Milton F. of Goshen, Mirton W. of Howe, and Charles N. of Falls River, Kansas. Two brothers and one sister have preceded him in death. In early life he following the occupation of farming. Soon after his marriage he and Mrs. Horner located at the town of Brighton where they have since resided. He continued farming and also for many years bought and shipped poultry in the late fall and winter. Aside from these duties, he was engaged in the mercantile business and held the position of postmaster for several years. He became affiliated with the Brethren Church at Brighton in the autumn of 1890. Funeral at Brighton Chapel July 17. + 7-15-1925
Horner Cassius A, eldest son of Alpheus and Ella Horner, was born at Brighton April 14, 1890. He received his education at Brighton and graduated at Lima High School in 1910. He afterward worked with his father in the store and ran an ice cream parlor in connection with it until he bought the Sturgis bottling works, of which he was the manager at the time of his death. He was a member of the Brighton Progressive Church. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Jasper; two sisters, Blanche who is married to Z. E. Garlets, and Bernice; and a grandfather, George W. Price. He was instantly killed near Butler Sept. 13 at the age of 25 years, 3 months and 9 days. + No date
Horner Elias, a resident of Greenfield Twp for many years and a farmer, died at his home May 24. He was 84 years, 11 months and 24 days old. The funeral will be held Sunday from the Brighton Chapel. He leaves his widow, Sarah E.; a son, Melvin of Seward, Alaska; three daughters, Joyce Rumsey of Bakersfield, Calif., Sylvia Curtis of Brighton, and Cordia Barnes of Plato; two grandsons, Ralph Barnes and Melvin Curtis; two granddaughters, Arlene Barnes and Josephine Rumsey; four brothers, Milton of Goshen, Irvin and Merten of Brighton , and Charles of Fall River, Kan. He was born May 30, 1848, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Horner. Burial, Brighton Cemetery. Because of the funeral, no Sunday School will be held at Brighton. + No date
Horner Elloine E, 86, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Shepherd of the Hill. Born in Wolcottville Aug. 14, 1902, she was the daughter of Charles and Maude (Hooper) Sutton. She was retired as a secretary for Flint & Walling Mfg. and she and her husband owned and operated a grocery store for many years on Diamond St. in Kendallville. Her husband, Mervil "Jack" Horner, died in Feb. 1970. Surviving are two sisters, Alice Shippy of Upland, and Harriet McManus of Rocklin, Calif.; two nephews, Morris McManus of Barstow, Calif., and Neil McManus of Stockton, Calif.; a niece Rosanne Wolfe of Upland; and two nephews. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 7-18-1989
Horner Emanuel M, 75, died at Richmond Sunday following a stroke of paralysis. Surviving are one son, M. L. of Kendallville; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Kline of North Manchester; two grandchildren; and five brothers, Elias, Irvin and N. W. of Brighton, M. E. of Goshen, and Charles of Falls City, Kan. Funeral Tuesday at the Brighton Church, LaGrange County. + No date
Horner Irwin O of Brighton died Friday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myron Long from a heart attack. He was born in Ashland County, Ohio on June 29, 1863, the son of Eli and Katherine Mohler Horner. When he was only three years old the family moved to Greenfield Twp where he lived ever since. There were nine other children in the family. On Dec. 12, 1891 he was married to Nina Fields in Goshen. She died 11 years after their marriage, in 1902. He spent his entire life in farming and was a member of the Brethren Church of Brighton. Surviving are two sons, Harold of Brighton, and Dr. E. A. of Brighton, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Myron Long of Brighton, Ind. and Mrs. Samuel Blough of Middlebury; three brothers, Merton W. of Brighton, Charles N. of Fall River, Kan., and Milton E. of Goshen. Funeral June 13 at Brighton Chapel. Burial, English Prairie Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Horner Isaiah was born in Ashland County, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1854, and died in Kansas City, Mo. of typhoid malarial fever Dec. 9, 1887, aged 33 years, 2 months and 22 days. He was married to Ida M. Wentz May 15, 1887. + 12-9-1887
Horner Joseph, son of Eli and Catherine Horner, was born on Aug. 17, 1850 near Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., and died on Aug. 4, 1925. He was the fourth child of a family of twelve. When he was two years old the family moved to Ashland County, Ohio, remaining there until the fall of 1866 when they moved to LaGrange County, Ind. Here he grew to manhood and received his education in the public schools. He chose farming as his education and on July 4, 1880 married Lorinda Hall of Mongo, Ind. Together they bought and located on the farm where they have since made their home. They had 3 children, Adella, wife of J. M. Gibbons, deceased; Florence, recently deceased, wife of W. F. Wolfe; and Cecil D. He leaves his wife, his daughter Adella and son Cecil; three grandchildren, Margaret and James Gibbons and Rachel Wolfe. One sister and six brothers also remain, Mrs. J. L. Swihart, Elias and Irwin of Brighton. Emanuel of Ligonier, Milton of Goshen, Merton of Howe, and Charles of Fall River, Kansas. + 8-4-1925
Horner Lavina, daughter of Kuhnrod Ohler and wife, was born in LaGrange County, Ind., Jan. 1, 1865 and died at her home Oct. 28, 1901, aged 36 years, 9 months and 22 days. She married E. M. Horner May 5, 1897. They had one child, Mervil. She leaves her husband and son; two sisters and one brother. Funeral at the Dunkard Church Oct. 25, 1901. + 10-23-1901
Horner Robert C, 59, died Nov. 15, 2003 in Parkview Noble Hospital. He had been an employee of Tower Automotive in Kendallville for 9 years and an employee of Food Marking for 18 years prior to that. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of Local 2345 UAW. He was born Sept. 6, 1944 in Fayetteville, N.C. to William and Noni (Tally) Horner. He married Vicky (Ross) Schlotterback on Dec. 31, 1987 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Joe Miranda of Fort Wayne; a son, William Horner of Fort Wayne; his mother of Ypsilanti, Mich.; 2 stepchildren; 7 grandchildren, Stephen, Sierra and Nevada Miranda, Graham and Megan Horner, Caleb and Whitnie Reeve; and a sister, Susan Horner of Ypsilanti. He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Deb Pawielski. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-16-2003
Horner Sarah Ellen, 83, veteran Greenfield Twp resident, died Sunday. She is survived by one son, Melvin A. of Seward, Alaska; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Barnes of northeast of Plato, and Mrs. Earl Curtis of Howe; a sister, Mrs. Jacob Lint of Centreville, Mich., four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Glenn Rumsey, who died in Calif. two and one-half years ago. The daughter of Patrick and Magdelena Long Keagy, she was born Jan. 20, 1859 in Owen County, Ind., but moved to Greenfield Twp, LaGrange County when a young girl. Funeral this afternoon at Brighton Chapel. Burial in the chapel cemetery. + No date
Hornett Agnes May, 88, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born May 19, 1906 in Noble County to Joseph and Elsie (Owen) Hockenbarger. On June 26, 1924 in Kendallville, she married Stephen P. Hornett. He died June 22, 1972. A lifetime Kendallville area resident, she was a homemaker and during WW II worked at McCray Hospital. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Rosary Sodality. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Aliene) Shultz of Kendallville; a brother, Franklin Hockenbarger of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ford (Ivah) Deihl of Kendallville, and Mrs. Rex (Leona) Patterson of Helmer; 9 grandchildren, Corene Ihrie of Indianapolis, Gary and Michael Shultz of Kendallville, LeeAnn Adolf, Lynn Komasara and Andrea Morrow of Detroit, Mich., Mark Stallman of Cairo, Ga., Kenneth Stallman of Vista, Calif., and Scott Fortress of Kendallville; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Leo on August 3, 1981, and Harold on May 16, 1982; a grandson, Stephen Shultz on June 16, 1956; and a brother, John Hockenbarger in August 1982. Funeral Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-19-1994
Hornett Charles, 76, died Sunday at DeKalb Hospital. He was born May 12, 1903 in Avilla to Michael and Helene (VanDolick) Hornett. He married Helen Hewitt in May 1925. He was employed 38 years at the American Rubber Co. and four years at Bauman-Harnish Rubber & Plastics before retiring. Surviving are his widow; six children: Charles Jr., Auburn, Mrs. David (Norma) Rhoades, Fort Wayne, Barbara Ronana, Marshall Mich., Dennis, Garrett, Mrs. James (Judy) Witherspoon, Garrett, and Harry, Waterloo; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn. Burial in Catholic Cemetery there. ~ 7-5-1979 + 7-?-1979
Hornett Clemathene Marie "Tootie", 89, of Kendallville, died April 19, 2009 at her daughter's home in Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville on Jan. 26, 1920 to Clem and Savilla (Frehse) Hart. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1938. She married Neil Master in June 1981 and he died in November 1963. She married Eugene "Abe" Hornett on May 7, 1966 in Kendallville. She was a clerk for the City of Kendallville Water Dept., a waitress at Publix Cafe, and a hairdresser at Betty's Beauty Salon. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Lady Elks, Lodge #1194, Moose Lodge #130l, VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary and Rome City American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Michele Barranda of Kendallville; grandsons, David and Michael and Lisa Barranda; great-grandchildren, Christina and Jonah Barranda. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Barranda in 1991; 3 sisters, Patsy Frey, Evelyn McElhenie and Beverly Carrol; and one brother, Robert Hart. Funeral April 25 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. ^ 4-22-2009
Hornett Dennis D, 65, died Saturday in DeKalb Hospital. He was born Dec. 13, 1932 in DeKalb County to Charles and Helen (Hewitt) Hornett. He was a Korean Conflict veteran of the U.S. Army and a former member of the First Church of Christ, Garrett. Surviving are a son, Michael of Auburn; 3 daughters, Kathy Schurr of Auburn, Darlene Collingsworth of Fla., and Sheryl McCartney of Avilla; one brother, Harry of Waterloo; 3 sisters, Norma Rhoades of Fort Wayne, Barbara Ronan of Marshall, Mich., and Judy Witherspoon of Garrett; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One daughter, Christine, and one brother, Charles Jr., preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Feller Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. + 11-7-1998
Hornett Edward John died Sunday in the Souder Hospital in Auburn. Surviving are the father, John, Kendallville; three brothers, Stephen, James and Eugene, Kendallville; two half-brothers, George and Frank Whiting; six sisters, Mrs. Charles Knott, Mrs. Herbert Graham, Mrs. Lee Holbrook and Mrs. Dexter Taylor, Kendallville; Mrs. Glen Owen, Avilla, and Mrs. Thomas Konger, Fort Wayne, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Leo Borck and Mrs. George Flint, Whiting. Services Wednesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Kendallville. Burial, St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 8-30-1951
Hornett Eugene C, "Abe", 88, of Kendallville, died May 22, 2010 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born in Kendallville on Nov. 16, 1921 to John and Mary (Sobieski) Hornett. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He married Kathleen Ley. She died in 1964. He then married Clemathene "Tootie" Hart on May 7, 1966 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville. She died April 19, 2009. He was employed at International Harvester in Fort Wayne. He was a member of VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 86, Immaculate Conception Church, Elks and Moose lodges, all in Kendallville. Survivors include stepchildren; sister, Ethel Taylor. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Trent, who died in 1946; 5 sisters, Elizabeth Knott, Leona Konger, Josephine Holbrook, Helen Graham and Theresa Owen; 3 brothers, Edward, Stephen and James Hornett. Mass of Christian burial May 27, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Hite Funeral Home 5-22-2010
Hornett Eugenia "Jean", 80, of Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1905 in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of Clyde and Elizabeth (Regan) Giffee. On Nov. 27, 1926 in Hillsdale, Mich., she married James A. Hornett, who died July 10, 1959. A retired employee of McCray Hospital, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Harvest House. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary) Bunn of Fort Wayne; three sons, John, Joseph and Thomas, Kendallville; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A son, Norbert preceded her in death in 1927. Two brothers, Norbert and Dave Nesbitt, also preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-29-1985
Hornett Harold W, 52, of R. 1, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville Jan. 25, 1930 to Stephen and Agnes (Hockenbarger) Hornett. He married Judy Shultz. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was employed in construction work by Strater, Inc. and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Surviving are his mother and his wife; three sons, Scott Fortress at home, Mark Stallman of Kendallville and Kenneth Stallman of Mongo; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Ailene) Shultz of Kendallville; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death in Aug. 1981 by a brother, Leo. A mass will be Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-16-1982
Hornett Helen M, 85, died Jan. 11, 1992 at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She worked 12 years at Rieke Corp. in Auburn. She was born June 13, 1906 in Payne, Ohio to Jasper and Jenny (Brown) Hewitt. She married Charles J. Hornett in May 1925 in Albion. He died July 1, 1979. Surviving are 2 sons, Dennis of Butler and Harry of Waterloo: 3 daughters, Barbara Ronan of Marshall, Mich., Norma Rhoades of Fort Wayne and Judy Witherspoon of Garrett; 3 brothers, Doyle of Wawaka, Nolan of Fort Wayne and Paul of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Pearl Newman of Kendallville, Maxine Gray of LaOtto and Delores Coney of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One son, Charles Jr., one daughter, Rosemary; and one sister, Opal Newman, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Auburn. + 1-11-1992
Hornett Jacob, 79, a resident of this county for many years, died at his home 1/2 mile west of this city Sunday. Death was due to gall stones. He was born in Prussia, coming to this vicinity a number of years ago, and formerly resided at Ege. For some years he has been employed on the Lake Shore Section, doing odd jobs. He is survived by a wife and 7 children. Funeral Wednesday from the Catholic Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 12-4-1911
Hornett John N, 62, died today in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville July 17, 1930 to James and Eugenia (Nesbitt) Hornett. He served during the Korean Conflict 1948-52 in the U.S. Marines. He was retired and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion Post 86 and VFW of Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Joni) Sible of Kendallville; 2 sons, David Hornett of Nappanee and Scott Gallimore of Fla.; a sister, Mary Bunn of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Joseph and Thomas of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren. A brother, Norbert, preceded him in death. Funeral Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-5-1993
Hornett Leo, 48, of Birmingham, Mich., died Monday at his residence. Born in Kendallville Oct. 7, 1932, he was the son of Stephen and Agnes (Hockenbarger) Hornett. His father died in 1972. He was married to Janet Shaffer. A 1951 graduate of Kendallville High School, he received a degree in foreign trade from the University of Detroit and had been employed 18 years as a sales representative for Schering Corporation. He was a member of St. Owen Church and the Pharmaceutical Association. He was co-owner of Campers Cove, Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. Surviving are his wife and mother; three daughters, LeeAnn, Lynn and Andrea, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Ailene) Shultz; and a brother, Harold, both of Kendallville. Services Thursday in St. Owen Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1981
Hornett Leona, 39, wife of Ed Hornett, resident of Kendallville many years, died at the city hospital Thursday from tuberculosis. She was born near Avilla, the daughter of Charles and Katherine Housholder. Surviving are the husband, six sons, and four brothers. Funeral Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery, Avilla. + 4-?-1940
Hornett Stephen P, 70, 418 N. Park Ave., died yesterday in McCray Hospital. He was born April 5, 1902 in Noble County, the son of John and Mary (Sobieski) Hornett. He married Agnes Hockenbarger in Kendallville June 26, 1924. A retired pattern maker at McCray Corporation, he moved to Kendallville 60 years ago from Ege. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and McCray’s Twenty Year Club. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Harold, 927 S. Main St., and Leo, Birmingham, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ailene) Shultz, R. 1; one brother, Eugene, Kendallville; seven sisters, Mrs. Theresa Owen, Mrs. Herbert Graham, Mrs. Charles Knott, Mrs. Lee Holbrook and Mrs. Dexter Taylor, all of Kendallville, Mrs. Thomas Konger, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Mary Borck, Avilla; and nine grandchildren. Two brothers, two half-brothers, and one half-sister preceded him in death. Services Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Hornett Thomas E, 65, of Kendallville, died June 18, 2006 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He retired in December 2005 from the City of Kendallville Water Dept. after 30 years of service. A 1958 graduate of Kendallville High School, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Sons of the American Legion Post 86, FOE, Elks Lodge and VFW Men's Auxiliary at Post 1749, all in Kendallville. He was born July 3, 1940 in Kendallville to James A. and Eugenia Marie (Nesbitt) Hornett. Surviving are a sister, Mary Bunn of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Joseph of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Norbert. Services Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-20-2006
Horsewood Bertha B, about 78, (b. 11-17-1877) died Sept. 7, 1956 in Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake of a coronary occlusion. She was a member of the Albion First Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Charles G.; two sons, David of Albion, and Dean of Monticello; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Hartsell Adams of Hammond; and five sisters, Mrs. R. A. Sluyter of Park Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Cora Iliff of Valparaiso, Mrs. Mary Iliff of Oregon, Mrs. Katurah Saylor of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Constance Stephenson of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral Monday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1956
Horsewood Charles G, 80, who resided on Ind. 3 a mile north of Avilla with a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David Horsewood, Route 2, Avilla, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital, where he had been taken September 20 after suffering a stroke. He was a native of Illinois, residing in this area approximately 25 years. Surviving in addition to the son are another son, Dean Horsewood of Monticello; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His wife Bertha, to whom he was married Dec. 13, 1930, died in 1956. Services Friday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 10-12-1961 + 10-?-1961 (b. 2-16-1881 d. 10-10-1961)
Horsewood David H, 81, of R. 1, Albion, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in LaGrange County Nov. 19, 1904 to Charles G. and Bertha B. (Adams) Horsewood. On July 23, 1924 in Hillsdale, Mich., he married Mildred Forker. A retired farmer and Noble County Co-op employee, he was a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias and Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Max of Auburn, Wayne of Getzville, N.Y., Don of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Jerry of Bowie, Md.; a brother, Dean of Monticello; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 3-2-1986
Horsewood H Max, 71, died Saturday in the Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Green Twp, Noble County, Oct. 12, 1924 to David and Mildred (Forker) Horsewood. On Sept. 2, 1942 in Auburn he married Lois L. Leitch. He graduated from Albion High School in 1942 and was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran and member of First Christian Church in Auburn. He retired from Dana Corp. in 1987 after 38 years of service in data processing. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dailey (Sandra) Bixler of rural Albion; a son, Dr. Rex Horsewood of Hoagland; 3 brothers, Wayne of Wolcottville, Don of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Jerry of Bowie, Md.; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 1-20-1996
Horsewood Lois L, 68, died Sunday in DeKalb Hospital. She was born March 21, 1925 in Green Twp, Noble County, to William O. and Iva (Johnson) Leitch. She married Max Horsewood on Sept. 2, 1942 in Auburn. A 1942 graduate of Albion High School, she was a 15-year employee of the snack bar at DeKalb Hospital and a member of First Christian Church in Auburn. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dailey (Sandra) Bixler of rural Albion; a son, Dr. Rex Horsewood of Hoagland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Velda) Winebrenner of rural Albion, Mrs. Dorwin (Donnabell) Frazier of rural Fort Wayne and Eileen Breinfalk of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A sister, Freda, preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 10-24-1993
Horsewood Mildred M, 93, died Oct. 1 in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born April 23, 1904 in Noble County to Milo and Emma (Rice) Forker. On July 23, 1924 in Hillsdale, Mich. she married David Horsewood. He died in March 1986. A lifetime Noble County resident, she had been employed by the V&A Restaurant, Kendallville, and was a Fuller Brush representative and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Surviving are 3 sons, Wayne of Bonita Springs, Fla., Don of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Jerry of Bowie, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Max; and a sister, Hazel Banks. Funeral in Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 10-9-1997
Horton Doris, 82, died March 16, 2009 at her home in Kendallville. She was born March 28, 1926 in Hardshell, Ky., to Marion and Allie (Clemons) Campbell. She married George Horton in Chicago on June 28, 1968. Surviving are her husband; her children, Joseph (Sylvania) Gentry of Braid, Ill., Sandra Fugate of Kendallville, and Lora (Brett) Gearhart of Butler: 8 grandchildren, Bobby and Richard Gentry, Shelby Mueller, Serena Carrier, Connie Monzena, Taylor, Whitney and Lexi Gearhart; 9 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 3 brothers, Marion Campbell Jr. of Albion, Orville Campbell of Ky., and John Campbell of Wis.; 4 sisters, Nora Baugard of N.C., Cora Glaman of Wyo., Vina Campbell of Ky., and Stella Thomas of Ill. She was preceded in death by sisters Lora Fugate and Doshie Campbell; and brothers, Chester and Arnold Campbell. Funeral Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 3-17-2009
Hose Angeline Bernice, 82, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Kendallville Sept. 16, 1907, the daughter of Charles and Roberta Jane (Eddy) Dickinson. In Sept. 1928 in Kendallville she married John Hose. He died in March 1979. She was a member of Stroh Church of Christ and OES in Waterloo. Surviving are 2 daughters, Roberta Davis of Albion, Mich., and Joanne Ambler of Summerfield, Fla.; a son, John of LaGrange; a brother, Walter Dickinson of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, Bill, died in February 1977. Four brothers and 3 sisters also preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake Bethel Cemetery near Stroh. + 8-12-1990
Hose Bradley died six hours and 35 minutes after his birth yesterday. Surviving are his parents, William S. and Barbara L. (Owens) Hose, 513 W. Williams St.; two sisters, Debra 12 and Karen 2; one brother, William 8; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sheeks, Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. John Hose, Stroh; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. William Schneider, Mitchell. Prayer services in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home today. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Hose Charles, 74, died Thursday at the Noble County Infirmary. He was a resident of Kendallville for many years and was employed in that city as a baker. Funeral from the graveside in Lake View Cemetery Saturday. + 10-?-1933
Hose John, 73, of Stroh, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. The son of William S. and Myrtle M. (Moore) Hose, he was born Feb. 17, 1906 in Steuben County. On Oct. 7, 1927 in Noble County, he married Angeline Bernice Dickinson. He was a retired employee of Newnam Foundry in Kendallville and a member of the Stroh Church of Christ. Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Roberta) Davis of LaGrange, Mrs. Steve (Joanne) Ambler of Ocala, Fla.; a son, John L. of LaGrange; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Frey, Mrs. Elva Smith and Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Coney, all of LaGrange; and Mrs. Paul (Blanche) Smith of Hudson; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, William, preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake Bethel Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Hose William S, 38, died today from injuries he received in a Fort Wayne traffic accident January 19. The EMS vehicle he was driving collided with 2 trucks at Washington Blvd. and S. Clinton St. He was born March 13, 1938 in LaGrange to John and Angeline (Dickinson) Hose. On March 26, 1960 he married Barbara Owens. He was employed as a punch press operator at Flint & Walling Inc., worked part-time for the Noble County EMS and was a member of Kendallville Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his parents; his wife; 2 daughters, Debra and Karen; a son, William S Jr.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam (Roberta) Davis, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Steve (Joanna) Ambler, Ocala, Fla.; one brother, John Jr., Stroh. One son preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-31-1977
Hose William Sherman, 73, of near Stroh, died Aug. 25 at his home of cancer. Survivors include the widow, six children and 12 grandchildren. + 8-?-1938
Hosford Charles T, 81, died May 2, 1996 in his Wawaka residence. He was born May 25, 1914 in Millersburg to Frank T. and Katherine A. (Huff) Hosford. On March 6, 1937 in Wawaka he married Lillian Gard. A 1933 graduate of Albion High School, he was a dairy farmer and member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Charles Jr. of Albion and Jack of Wawaka; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-2-1996
Hosford Frank T was born March 9, 1884 and died Feb. 20, 1962. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Feb. 22. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1962
Hosford Karen J, 56, died Dec. 6, 1999 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 6, 1943 in West Lafayette, Ohio, to Arthur and Dorothy (Booth) Moody. On June 14, 1974 in Kankakee, Ill., she married Charles Hosford. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Rena Shipley of Yerington, Nev.; 3 sons, Rob Rawls of Albion, Roger Hosford of Fort Wayne and Clint Hosford of Williston, N.D.; 2 sisters, Doris Campbell of Texas and Pam Johnson of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and 4 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Ashes scatted at a later date. + 12-6-1999
Hosford Kate A, about 73, (b. 9-22-1886) who moved to the Albion community 35 years ago from Ill., died March 9, 1960 at her home three miles north of Albion. She was a member of the Albion Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Frank; one son, Charles of Wawaka; two grandsons; and two brothers, Leslie Huff of Albion, and Glen Huff of Findlay, Ohio. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1960
Hosford Lillian A, 94, died April 12, 2013 at North Ridge Village in Albion. She was born July 11, 1918 to Howard and Jeannette (Chaffee) Gard in Noble County. On March 6, 1937, she married Charles J. Hosford. He died April 30, 1996. She graduated from Wawaka High School in 1935. She was employed by Wirk Garment in Ligonier. She was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. She is survived by 2 sons, Charles (Regina Williams) Hosford of Albion, and Jack (Joan) Hosford of Wawaka; 7 grandchildren, Roger (Sophia) Hosford, Charles Hosford of Grand Forks, N.D., Rena (Dana) Weiskaupt of Fallon, Nev., James (Nancy) Hosford of Wawaka, Joel (Anita) Hosford of Albion, Jason (Susan) Hosford of Albion and Rob (Heather) Rawls of Albion; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Delbert and Robert Gard. Funeral at Yeager Funeral Home, April 17. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-1-2013
Hoshaw Marion E, 97, of R. 1, Ligonier, died today in Strawberry Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. Born Jan. 2, 1882 in Perry Twp, the son of John N. and Rye (Crawford) Hoshaw, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carrie Loy, whom he married in Ligonier, and Edith Engstrom, his second wife, whom he married in Elkhart. He had resided in the Ligonier area since 1936, coming from Chicago. He was a retired employee of Sears & Roebuck in Chicago, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Elkhart and Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne. Survivors are 3 sons, Charles L. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Russell E. of Ligonier, and John E. of Midland, Mich.; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Salem Center Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Hosler A Ila, 73, died Monday in Whitley County Hospital. She was born in Noble County Nov. 8, 1919 to Frank and Dell (McCoy) Shambaugh. On March 25, 1939 she married Francis Hosler. He died Nov. 20, 1990. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Shirley Schlotterback of Churubusco, Ms. Larry (Sharon) Davis of South Whitley and Mrs. Carl (Sheryl) Winters of Huntington; 2 sons, Phil and Richard of Columbia City; 7 grandchildren, Deb Mock, Darlene Miller, Donna Schlotterback, Cathey Nettrouer, Mike Hosler, Michelle Wilcox and Randy Davis; 4 great-grandchildren, Cain and Trenton Davis, Brittany Wilcox and Brandon Mock; a brother, Harold "Pete" Shambaugh of Churubusco; and a sister, Helen Boggs of Columbia City. Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in St. John Bosco Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-19-1993
Hosler Barbara died in her Orange Twp home Wednesday. With her husband she came to Noble County in 1850 locating at Albion, but soon after moved to Northport where she materially aided her husband in his work of erecting the Bliss woolen mill, grist mill and other buildings at Rome City, soon after which they moved to the farm they have so long occupied. Mrs. Barbara Keifer was married to Samuel Hosler in 1843, five children being born to them, John H., William W., Mary C., Minerva (deceased), and Ella B. Mary C. is the wife of Thomas L. Imes and Ella B. is the wife of W. A. Imes. She lacked only 5 days of being 86 years of age at her death. Funeral at the home Friday. ^ 8-12-1909
Hosler Basil, 22, died at his home in Kendallville Friday after a 4-week illness from typhoid fever. * 12-24-1913
Hosler Charles P, 66, died at Garrett Sacred Heart Hospital Sept. 22 from heart trouble. He was a retired farmer and moved to LaOtto some time ago from his farm east of there. Surviving are the widow, one son and two grandchildren. Funeral at the Lutheran Church at LaOtto Saturday. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 9-?-1943
Hosler Charles R, 74, who was honored as Kendallville’s Citizen of the Year in 1964, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born Jan. 27, 1902 to David and Emma (Ziebell) Hosler, he was a lifetime resident of this city and lived at Wakefield Village. He married Esther Livengood in Elkhart Jan. 2, 1927. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bryon (Barbara) Haines, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; a son, David R., Kimmell’s South Shores, a sister, Mrs. Edith Andress, Columbus; and six grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. He graduated from Kendallville High School and attended Butler University for two years. He started Hosler Construction Co. and Kendallville Realty, which later became Hosler Realty. He was a member of numerous civic and social organizations, was selected Realtor for the Year in 1975 and was named Outstanding Citizen in 1969 by the Noble County Soil and Water Conservation District. Services in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. +3-?-1976
Hosler Emma C, 77, of Churubusco, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on Dec. 23, 1904 at Nay, Ohio, the daughter of William and Carolyn Baugher. On Nov. 18, 1923 she was married to Carl Hosler. He died in 1971. She had been employed at the Fort Wayne State Hospital. She was a member of the Churubusco Nazarene Church. Surviving are one son, William of Huntertown; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Georgie) Fisher of Milford; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. + 8-?-1982
Hosler Esther L, 74, R. 1, Wakefield Village, died Tuesday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. Born Oct. 25, 1902 in Elkhart County, she had resided in Kendallville the past 50 years. She married Charles R. Hosler Jan. 2, 1927 in Elkhart. He died March 31, 1976. She had been co-owner of Kendallville Realty, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, BPW, Tri Kappa, the Garden Club. Survivors are one son, David P., Kendallville; one daughter, Mrs. Byron (Barbara) Haines, Hartford, Conn.; and six grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1977
Hosler Floyd, aged 16 years 3 months and 13 days, son of Larvis and Savilla Hosler, died April 8. Mr. and Mrs. Hosler buried their eldest son, Charley, aged 23, March 2, 1897. ^ 4-16-1897
Hosler Francis M, 79, died Nov. 20, 1990 at Whitley County Hospital. He was a retired Whitley County farmer. Surviving are his wife, Ila; 3 daughters, Shirley Schlotterback of Churubusco, Sharon Davis of South Whitley and Sheryl of Columbia City; 2 sons, Phil and Richard of Columbia City; a sister, Mary Hollis of Avilla; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-20-1990
Hosler George, 24, died Dec. 2, 1874 at his father’s residence in Green Twp. He leaves a father and mother, brothers and sisters. Sermon in the Christian Chapel. Albion New Era 12-10-1874
Hosler Harold M, 69, died Monday in Giles County Hospital, Pulaski, Tenn. He was born Nov. 8, 1913 in Kendallville, the son of Floyd D. and Myrtle L. (Stout) Hosler, and had lived in Kendallville until he entered the service. He was a 1932 graduate of Kendallville High School and worked as a draftsman for McCray Refrigerator Co. before entering Indiana University. He served during WW II and the Korean Conflict, retiring in 1961. Survivors include his wife, Vale; three sons, Richard of Pulaski, Roderick of Hampton, Va., and Randolph of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Robert J. of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. Services in Pulaski at Bennet-May Funeral Home. Burial, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn. + 9-19-1983
Hosler Herman, 29, brother of Mrs. Robert Hollis, died of injuries received in an accident Sunday southwest of Fort Wayne. ~ 4-24-1947
Hosler Howard P of LaOtto, died Nov. 12 in his home. He was born in DeKalb County June 23, 1907, the son of Charles and Lillian (Moore) Hosler. He moved to LaOtto 12 years ago from DeKalb County, and was a director and past president of LaOtto Farmers & Merchants Bank for 45 years. He retired in 1983. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Huntertown and Scottish Rite and Mizpah Temple in Fort Wayne. He was married Aug. 20, 1937 to Margaret Zent. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Jane) Smith of LaGrange, and Donna Griffis of LaOtto; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 11-12-1986
Hosler Ida C, 85, was a resident of Allen County until 1954 and had resided the past two years at Sacred Heart Home. Funeral services were held Wednesday in St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco. She is survived by a son, Frank of Columbia City; and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Hollis, Avilla. Burial, St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery. ~ 12-27-1973 + 12-?-1973
Hosler Joseph, formerly a resident of Rome City but has lived on a farm near Pierceton for the past few years, died Sunday and the remains were brought to Rome City Monday. He was an old soldier about 70 years of age. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Rose Baughman of Rome City, at whose home the funeral was held Monday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 10-15-1908
Hosler Lillie Hines, 72, former resident of Jefferson Twp and wife of the late Albert Hines, died April 1 at her home in South Bend. Surviving are the husband, Orren; a son, Floyd Hines of Bourbon; and a stepson, Homer Hines, South Bend. Funeral Friday at Hollis Funeral Home, South Bend. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 4-?-1947
Hosler Lydia Mary, 93, R. 1, Rome City, died Dec. 24 in the Sacred Heart Home of Avilla. She was born Nov. 2, 1876 in DeKalb County. A resident of Rome City since 1960, she moved there from Kendallville where she had worked for Mrs. Peter McCray for about 40 years. She was a member of the Ben Hur Lodge and Eagles Lodge. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Iona Zimmerman of R. 1, Rome City; one brother, Burley Ensley of Auburn. One daughter, Leah, and eight brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-1-1970 + 12-?-1969
Hosler M Edith, 79, died Wednesday in Garrett Community Hospital. Two nephews survive. Funeral Friday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 11-14-1963
Hosler Margaret, 66, wife of Andrew Hosler, native of Avilla and a resident of Corunna the past 35 years, died Sunday at her home, death resulting from cancer. She was born September 19, 1858 at Avilla and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Cook. The early years of her life were spent in this vicinity and 47 years ago she married Andrew Hosler. The family moved to Corunna 35 years ago. They had 8 boys and 4 girls. Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Corunna. Survivors include the husband; six sons, William, Louis, David, George, Lawrence, of Elkhart, Gary of Corunna; 3 daughters, Mrs. Sadie Patterson of Corunna, Mrs. Myrtle Owen of Kendallville, and Mrs. Minnie Wilhelm of Elkhart; four sisters, Mrs. Willard Parker of Albion, Mrs. Ollie Trovinger of Auburn, Mrs. John Judy and Mrs. Ada Halter of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Eugene and Alec Cook of Fort Wayne, and Frank Cook of Auburn; fifteen grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday from the Church of Christ at Corunna. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 1-22-1925
Hosler Margaret A, 56, died Thursday in St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born July 2, 1934 in Garrett, the daughter of Harold D. and Dona I. (Marker) Coil. On Jan. 25, 1951 she married William C. Hosler. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Holly Sears of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, William C. and Robert J. of Fort Wayne; 4 brothers, Robert Coil of Wolf Lake, Dennis and James Coil of Albion and Harold Coil of Muncie; and 7 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 3-20-1991
Hosler Margaret J, 94, of Kendallville, died June 17, 2009 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville. She was born Oct. 29, 1914 in Huntington to Lewis and Ella (Keller) Zent. She married Howard Hosler on Aug. 20, 1937 in Fort Wayne. He died Nov. 12, 1986. Surviving are 2 daughters, Donna Griffis of LaOtto and Jane (Tom) Smith of Howe; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Albert and Howard Zent; and a great-granddaughter, Rhoda Smith. Funeral Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ^ 6-19-2009
Hosler Marie L, 69, died in Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett, Friday. Born in Chicago Sept. 6, 1914, she was the daughter of William G. and Edithe Anna (Diamond) Franze. On Aug. 18, 1933 in Kendallville, she married William H. Hosler, who died March 14, 1968. She had resided in Kendallville most of her life and was a member of the First Christian Church, Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Janet) Poling of Grabill; a son, John H. of Rockford, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Edythe) Nartker of Kendallville, Ruth Doub of Mesa, Ariz., Jeanette Cox of Fort Wayne, and Faye Creager of Butler; three brothers, Richard of Lawrenceburg, Everett of Angola, and F. Frank of Auburn; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two sons, two daughters and three brothers preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-7-1983
Hosler Michael F, 68, lifelong resident of R. 2, Churubusco, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hollis. He had been engaged in farming throughout most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Ida; two sons; Frank of Columbia City, R. 7, and George of Richmond; and one daughter, Mrs. Hollis, Avilla; and eight grandchildren. Funeral Friday at St. Vincent’s dePaul Academy. ~ 11-22-1956
Hosler Millie May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Hosler, was born Aug. 8, 1882 near Kendallville, and died at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, June 12, aged 23 years 10 months and 5 days. She leaves her parents 2 sisters, 3 brothers. She united with the Church of Christ in Kendallville. ^ 6-21-1906
Hosler Pierce, 91, a farmer residing southeast of town, died Saturday after an illness of a week’s duration. Funeral Tuesday at the cemetery church in Huntertown. He is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters. ~ 5-22-1912
Hosler Robert J, 83, died April 4, 2001 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. The Kendallville native was an insurance agent at Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. and a veteran of the U.S. Navy in WW II. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sandy Morrell and Rhonda Dennon of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. His wife, Ruth E., died in 1996. Services Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial, St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 4-5-2001
Hosler Savilla, 95, widow of Louis Hosler and a pioneer resident of the Corunna community, died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Hissong, from influenza and pneumonia. She was born in Seneca County, Ohio, Aug. 28, 1839, and was the last surviving member of a family of 7 children born to Samuel and Elizabeth Crossley. She was 6 years of age when her parents moved to Indiana and located on a farm in Fairfield Twp. She married Louis Hosler Dec. 15, 1859. She attended the Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Chauncey Hissong and Mrs. Libby Luttman, both residing here. Four sons and one daughter preceded her in death. Five grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren survive. Funeral Wednesday from the Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ^ 9-10-1934
Hosler William W, 80, farmer of Orange Twp and a resident of Noble County for the past 76 years, died Friday at the Kendallville hospital from a combination of heart trouble, dropsy and diabetes. He was born April 22, 1846 in Morrow County, O., the son of Samuel and Barbara Hosler. When 4 years of age he moved with his parents to Indiana, stopping at Albion for a short time and then locating in Rome City. While there the father worked the trade of a carpenter and 2 years later moved to their farm in Orange Twp. Noble Co Democrat 12-30-1926
Hossinger Anna, 86, a pioneer, died July 7 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph McCoy in Green Twp. Surviving are three sons, John of Cromwell, and Arthur and Cecil of Kendallville; four daughters, Emma McCoy of Green Twp, Fanny Leitch of Churubusco, Nettie Myers and Golda Shambaugh of Fort Wayne; one nephew; and 27 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral in Churubusco Sunday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1943
Hossinger Cecil C, 87, Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday in Phoenix General Hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1888 in Ashland, Ohio to Uriah and Anna (Keller) Hossinger. He married Hazel Reed in 1909 in Kendallville. She died in 1922. In 1923 he married Eva Camp in Kendallville. She died in 1972. A former Kendallville resident, he moved to Phoenix in 1970. He was a retired meat market owner and a member of the Christian Church and IOOF Lodge, Kendallville. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Madge McCumsky, Mrs. Marie Wallace, and Mrs. Rita Shambarger, all Phoenix, and Mrs. Nancy Atfeld, Glendale, Calif.; one son, Cecil J., Anaheim, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Myers and Mrs. Goldie Shambaugh, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Fannie Leitch, Churubusco; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Hossinger Cora M, 92, Cromwell, died Friday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. Born Jan. 28, 1889 in Albion, she was the daughter of Peter and Nellie (Bartley) Reed. She married John V. Hossinger Feb. 3, 1906 in Albion. He died in 1949. She lived in the Cromwell area 55 years and worked as a clerk in the Gutelious Gift Shop. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Kendallville OES and Cromwell Pythian sisters. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Helen) Johnson, Cromwell; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1981
Hossinger Dorothy A, died Oct. 12, 2010 in Palm Harbor, Fla. She was born in Jackson, Mich. on Nov. 8, 1909. She graduated from Kendallville High School and International Business College in Fort Wayne. She was office manager and secretary-reasurer of Hossinger Refrigeration Inc. 1942-1975. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Preceding her in death were her husband and a sister, Roberta Harsh. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and JB Tisserand; her grandsons, Jay and Jeanie, Reed and Carleen; her granddaughters, Janet and Jim Atherton, and Mary and Michael Wagoner; her great-children, Justin Wagoner, Clint Tisserand, Stuart and Bradley Atherton, Tori Smarr, Carrie Shaw, Michele Wagoner and Nicole and Emma Tisserand; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral at Ziemer Funeral Home, Evansville. Burial, St. Joseph Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2010
Hossinger Harold L "Butch", 69, of Sarasota, died today in St. Mary’s Hospital. Born in Kendallville July 21, 1909, he was the son of John and Cora (Reed) Hossinger. He married Dorothy Johnson. Founder of Hossinger Refrigeration Co. in Kendallville, he moved to Sarasota in 1977 from Kendallville. He was a member of Elks Lodge, First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville, and National Seniors Golf Association. Survivors include his mother in Ligonier; his wife; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. (Joanne) Tisserard of Evansville; a sister, Mrs. Helen Johnson of Cromwell; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at Ziemer’s Funeral Home East in Evansville. Burial, St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. + 5-?-1979
Hossinger Jane, 90, of Kendallville, died Sept. 19, 2009 in her residence. She was an owner and director of Hossinger Refrigeration in Kendallville. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Sigma Beta Sorority, Kendallville BPW, and Lady Elks. She was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Avilla to Curt and Daisy (Cook) Simon. On Oct. 19, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky she married John C. Hossinger. He died July 20, 1975. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jon and Dawn Hosinger and Hal Hossinger of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Heather and David Strycker, Shannon Hossinger and Brittany Hossinger; 2 great-grandchildren, Samuel Strycker and Monroe Melton. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Vaughn and Chris Simon; and a sister, Pearl Schauweker. Funeral Sept. 23 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 9-21-2009
Hossinger John C, 55, was born Nov. 16, 1919 in Albion and moved to Kendallville from Fort Wayne in 1954. He resided at Country Club Hills, Kendallville. He was president of Hossinger Refrigeration, Inc., was active in Trinity United Methodist Church, the Elks, Moose Lodge, American Legion and VFW. He was a veteran of WW II. He died Sunday when his car veered off the Cromwell Road and struck a tree. Survivors include his widow, C. Jane (Simon) Hossinger; two sons, Jon C., Kendallville, and Hal, at home; his mother, Cora (Reed) Hossinger, Sacred Heart Home; one brother, Harold, R. 3, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Stanley (Helen) Johnson, Cromwell; and one granddaughter. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. ~ 7-24-1975 + 7-?-1975
Hossinger John V, 66, (b. 9-5-1882) a resident of Noble County for 55 years, died March 25 in a trailer camp east of Delphi while en route home from Tampa, Fla., where he and his wife had spent the winter. Death was due to a heart attack. He was born near Mansfield, Ohio, the son of Uriah and Anna Hossinger. He came to Indiana with his parents in 1893 settling near Churubusco. He located in Kendallville in 1906 and was employed as a meat cutter in the E. S. Swaverly and George Clark markets and later embarked in business for himself. He resided at Cromwell 9 years and in recent years resided on a farm south of Albion. He married Cora Reed and they were the parents of four children, three sons, Harold, Kendallville, and John of Fort Wayne, and a son who died in 1918, and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Johnson of Cromwell. Surviving besides the widow and children are two brothers, Cecil and Arthur of Kendallville; five sisters, Mrs. Emma McCoy near Avilla; Nettie Myers of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Silas Herron, Albion, and Mrs. Fannie Leitch, Churubusco, and two grandchildren. Funeral Sunday from the Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-31-1949 + 3-?-1949
Hossinger Joseph Franklin, 87, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman Housholder. Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Don Landgraff, Mrs. John Renkenberger and Mrs. Wilbur Hart. Three sons, Roy, an infant son who preceded him in death and Ralph, whose whereabouts are unknown; one sister, Mrs. Silas Herron of near Albion; and one brother, Elmer of Columbus, Ohio; four half-sisters, Mrs. Ira Meyers, Mrs. Roscoe Shambaugh of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Joe McCoy and Mrs. Merle Leitch of Churubusco; three half-brothers, John of near Albion, Cecil and Arthur of near Kendallville; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral be at McKee & Clark Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-21-1947 + 8-?-1947
Hossinger Olive M, 89, of Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville May 31, 1895, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Horner) Yergin. In 1913 in Kendallville she married Arthur J. Hossinger, who died May 25, 1958. She had lived in Kendallville most of her life. Surviving are a son, Raymond of Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. A son, Lester, died Sept. 23, 1962. Also preceding her in death were a brother and a sister. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-1-1985

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