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Hubbard Donald C, 51, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he resided in Woodburn nine years. He was a carpenter. Surviving are his ex-wife, Helen D. Hubbard of Woodburn; his mother, Lucille of Knoxville; three daughters, Donna of Knoxville, Kimberly Diehm of Ligonier, and Sherri Hanefeld of Woodburn; a son, Donald G. of Knoxville; two sisters, Betty and Pat, both Knoxville; a brother, Wayne, Knoxville; and one grandchild. Services Tuesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home. Burial, Concordia Gardens Cemetery. + 11-24-1989
Hubbard Melvin A, 31, died Aug. 16, 1993 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Columbia City on Dec. 6, 1961, a son of John T. and Sue Hummel Hubbard. Surviving are his parents; 3 brothers, Johnny of Fort Wayne, Jeff and Joey of Columbia City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bill (Shelly) Cupp of Albion and Mrs. Lloyd (Sherry) Tisher of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by grandparents John Hummel, Floyd and Pearl Kelly, and Buster and Shelly Hubbard. Funeral today at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 8-16-1993
Hubbell Ralph R, 71, died July 3, 1995 in Bi-County Hospital in Warren, Mich. He was born June 6, 1924 in Cloquet, Minn. to Wilford and LaVancha (Smith) Hubbell. A plant foreman at Formsprag in Detroit, he was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are a companion, Wyvona Scott; 2 stepsons; a sister, Sylvia Joseph of Cloquet, Minn.; 2 brothers, Sam of Arcadia, Mich., and Alfred of Virginia; 3 grandchildren, Lynn McCoy, Delayne and Tanaya Scott; and 3 great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Ashlee and Katie McCoy. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-3-1995
Huber Franklin, son of Frederick and Mary Huber, was born near Wawaka, Dec. 7, 1863; died at Benton, Ind. Feb. 19, 1895, aged 31 years, 2 months and 12 days. His life until the age of seventeen was spent on his father’s farm; at that age he determined upon his life’s profession, telegraphy. At the time of his death he was in the employ of the Wabash Railroad Company at Benton. A mother and four brothers preceded him in death, while his father, a brother and sister are left. Funeral at Cosperville Baptist Church. + 2-19-1895
Huber Samuel F, son of Frederick and Mary Huber, was born in Elkhart Twp, Feb. 12, 1871. His early life was spent on the farm and in school where he developed into more than an average student. He began teaching in 1889 and remained in the profession until near the time of his death. In 1891 that dread disease consumption began to make marked inroads upon his health and he went to Tampa, Fla., where he stayed about two years, returning in Aug. 1893. He was selected by the trustee of Swan Twp to be principal of the Swan Schools for the current year but was soon afflicted with a severe attack of hemorrhage of the lungs which compelled him to resign the position. He died Jan. 12, 1894. The remains were interred in Springfield Cemetery. He leaves a father, two brothers and one sister. + 1-12-1894
Huber Tiry, 57, one of the old residents of Washington Twp, died on Jan. 24, 1881. He had filled the office of justice for some twenty odd years up to last spring when he was re-elected but refused to qualify, thinking he had served the people long enough. He leaves a family of five, wife and four children, well provided for. His remains were interred at Salem by the Free Masons of which order he was a member. > 2-10-1881
Hubler Evelyn, 78, R. 5, Angola, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital. She was born Oct. 28, 1897 in Ill. to Henry and Lena (Gossmeyer) Wilson. She married John Hubler, who died in 1956. She was a resident of Angola for 15 months. She lived previously in Wawaka and Millersburg. She was a member of Wawaka Home Ec Club. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Rose) Billue, Fort Wayne; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Harry Petero, Chicago; one son, Jack, R. 5, Angola; one sister, Mrs. Rose Ake, Poe; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1976
Hubler John Hervey, 92, a native of Allen County but a resident of the Wawaka community for 28 years, died May 14, 1956 in the Sheehy Nursing Home at Butler. Surviving are the widow, Evelyn; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Petro of North Liberty, and Mrs. Rose Billue of Fort Wayne; one son, Jack of LaGrange; and six grandchildren. Services Wednesday at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1956
Huckins Lindsay M, 17, died July 13, 2000 in Garrett. She was born Feb. 7, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Kenneth and Margaret Huckins-Kline. Surviving are 2 brothers, Steven Kline of Wolcottville and Ken Kline of Huntington; and 2 sisters, Regenia Saum of Kendallville and Pam French of W. Va. Services July 18 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-13-2000
Hudson Carl, about 85, of Elkhart, a former resident of Avilla, died. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hudson, who resided on S. Main Street and was a 1900 graduate of the Avilla High School. Last year at the annual Avilla School alumni banquet, he was recognized as the oldest graduate present. His wife, Myrtle, died several years ago. Three sisters, Lenna Yeiser, Eunice Shaffer and Edith Brooks, all preceded him in death. The only survivor is a niece, Mrs. Hazel Yeiser O’Brien of Bradford, Pa. ~ 3-23-1967 + 3-?-1967
Hudson Harry, 84, died Sunday at his home in Washington Twp. He was a native of England but came to the United States in 1908 and moved to this community 21 years ago from Convoy, O. where he had owned and operated a blacksmith shop. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Stapleton of near Cromwell and a grandson. Funeral Wednesday in North Webster. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1951
Hudson Mary - Among the early pioneers of Noble County were Jacob and Mary Easly who resided in the vicinity of Albion. They had 2 sons and 6 daughters, the oldest of which was Mary M., who was born March 16, 1861. Death has repeatedly broken this family circle, taking father and mother, one son and 3 daughters until there only remain of this large household George of Botna, Iowa, Mrs. J. N. DeCamp of Avilla, Mrs. Elmer Spangle of Elkhart and Mrs. Jerome Aydelott of Grand Bay, Alabama. Mary M. Easly was married to Thomas Hudson Oct. 9, 1873. They had 4 children, Mrs. Lenna Yeiser, Mrs. Eunice Schaefer, W. Carlton, and Edith B.; also one granddaughter, Hazel Yeiser, who has been a member of this household for a number of years. Mr. Hudson died Oct. 12, 1911 and his funeral was held in the home on the 14th of the month. In young womanhood she was a public school teacher. She united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. > No date
Hudson Nellie Gertrude, eldest daughter of James T. and Lucinda Hudson, was born at Avilla, July 8, 1886; died at Fort Wayne March 13, 1897, of diphtheria, aged 10 years, 8 months, 5 days. She was stricken with diphtheria while visiting friends at Fort Wayne, which terminated fatally after a week’s illness. The funeral was held Sunday and was private. ~ 3-18-1897
Hudson Pliny E Mrs., resident of Lima Twp, dropped dead Wednesday in the kitchen of her home east of Howe on the Brighton Road. She was born in Eden Twp, LaGrange County, Dec. 19, 1856, the daughter of William H. and Sarah S. Walker, early settlers in the county. Her mother, Sarah Coldren, the daughter of Nehemiah and Sibel Coldren who came to LaGrange County when it was a wilderness, was the first white child born in the county, her birth occurring May 4, 1832 in Lima Twp. Nehemiah Coldren, her grandfather, was the first sheriff of LaGrange County and held the office of county commissioner six years. When she was a small child her parents moved from Eden Twp to Lima Twp and she and Mr. Hudson grew up together as playmates on adjoining farms. They were married Dec. 26, 1882 and they had two children, Mrs. Frank (Anna) Rice, who lives nearby, and William W., living in Howe, were born. She is also survived by two brothers, Charles J. of Minneapolis, and Edward of Chicago; and a sister, Mrs. Augusta Schurtz of South Bend. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday at the home east of Howe. Burial, Riverside Cemetery in Howe. + 11-25-1925
Hudson Sarah Ann was born at Port Gibson, Ontario County, N.Y., Dec. 10, 1822 and died at her home near Lima, Nov. 15, 1911, aged 88 years, 11 months and 5 days. She was the daughter of Stephen and Normanda Alling, being the last survivors of a family of ten children. On Oct. 8, 1849 she was married to Isaac G. Hudson at Port Gibson, New York. They had three children, Mrs. J. G. Scott of Ontario, county commissioner Pliney E. Hudson of Lima, and Isaac G., deceased. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. For fifty-eight years she had lived on the old homestead now occupied by her son, Pliney E., having come from Wayne County, N.Y. with her husband and children May 15, 1853. Her husband died in March 1854, leaving her alone with her children in a pioneer country. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Lima by letter which they brought with them from the east. She was the oldest member of the Lima charge. Funeral from the home Nov. 18. Burial, Lima Cemetery. + 11-15-1911
Hudson Will, about 17 who lived with his stepfather, Mr. Offen upon P. O. Crawford’s farm just east of town, drowned in King’s Lake. Funeral at Union Church. ^ 7-12-1889
Huelsenbeck Bessie A, 84, R. 2, was born in Noble County June 10, 1889 to Feetus and Anna Coffinberry Rauh. She married Edward Huelsenbeck in October 1917. He died Jan. 31, 1948. She attended Tri State College, Angola, and was a member of Mount Pleasant Church and Merry Matrons Club. She died Thursday at McCray Hospital. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Scott Pfaffman, LaGrange; three sons, Harold of rural Kendallville, Hershel and Bill, both of Avilla; one sister, Mrs. Mary Berkes, Grosse Ile, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-31-1974 + 1-?-1974
Huelsenbeck Edward, 61, died Saturday at his home four miles northeast of here. He was a well-known farmer of this area. He is survived by the wife Bessie; three sons, Harold of Kendallville, Hershel, here, and Billy at home; a daughter, Lois Pfaffman, LaGrange; a brother, Clem of Kendallville, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bauman and Tillie Huelsenbeck, both of Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday in McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-5-1948 + 1-?-1948
Huelsenbeck Fred died Thursday at his home northeast of this place from hardening of the arteries at the age of 72 years 8 months and 26 days. He was born in the province of Westfahlen, Prussia, July 9, 1844, the son of Augustus and Margaret Huelsenbeck, having 4 brothers and 2 sisters, all of whom are residents of Prussia. At the age of 21 he was drafted into the Prussian Army. He served 3 years and participated in 22 engagements in the war between Prussia and Austria. After his discharge he came to this country and bought the farm which he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. In 1871 he married Elizabeth Pieper, who with her infant son, Augustus, died the next year. In 1876 at Fort Wayne he married Magdalena Steure. Surviving are the wife; 2 daughters and 2 sons, including Miss Tillie, Clemens and Edward at home, and Mrs. George Bauman near Kendallville. A son, John died 14 months ago, and a daughter, Mrs. Edward Hohman a few weeks ago. He was a member of the Odd Fellow and Ben Hur Lodges. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-11-1917
Huelsenbeck Freda R, 76, of Avilla, died June 22, 1997 in her residence. She was born in Avilla July 30, 1920 to Edwin F. and Catherine C. (Mund) Teders. On Nov. 23, 1942 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla, she married Hershel Huelsenbeck. A lifetime resident of Avilla, she was retired from East Noble High School cafeteria. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Janis Sobieski of Garrett; 5 sons, John, Gary and Tim of Avilla, Kevin of Troy, Mo., and Lynn of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Brunetta Sible of Avilla and Joan Houser of Fort Wayne; a brother, Clifford of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers, Arnold and Paul. Funeral Thursday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 6-26-1997
Huelsenbeck Harold D, 76, died unexpectedly in the emergency room of McCray Hospital June 14, 1995. He was born July 19, 1918 in Noble County to Edward Martin and Bessie (Rauh) Huelsenbeck. On Jan. 14, 1945 in Center Chapel Church he married Mary Elizabeth Hague. A retired farmer, he served on the board of directors of Noble County REMC for 24 years and was past president of Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church and American Angus Association. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Margaret Ann of Davenport, Iowa; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Carol of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Hershel and Bill of Avilla; and 3 grandchildren, Hans, Karl and Heidi Huelsenbeck. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Pfafman. Funeral Saturday in Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. + 6-14-1995
Huelsenbeck Hershel G, 79, of Avilla, died July 3 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1919 in Allen Twp to Edward and Bessie (Rauh) Huelsenbeck. On Nov. 23, 1942 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla he married Freda Teders. She died June 22, 1997. A lifetime Avilla area resident, he was retired from Abshire Oil Co. of J. R. Stonebraker Mobil Service, Kendallville, and was currently employed by Community State Bank in Avilla. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post 240, VFW Post 2749, Knights of Columbus and the largest blood donor for the American Red Cross in Noble County. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janice M. and Bill Sobieski of Garrett; 5 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, John and Sally, Gary, Tim and Lena of Avilla, Kevin and Theresa of Garrett, and Lynn and Mari of Churubusco; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Billy of Avilla. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold; a sister, Lois Pfafman; one grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 7-15-1999
Huelsenbeck John A, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huelsenbeck, died Sunday at the home of his parents northeast of this place after being ill but a short time with heart trouble. He was born April 24, 1890 and was 25 years, nine months and six days of age. He was baptized in the German Reformed Church at Auburn when a child. When five years of age he had a fall which injured him in such a way as to leave him a cripple for life. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Clemmens and Edward; three sisters, Matilda, Mrs. George Bauman, and Mrs. Edward Hohman. Funeral at the home Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-2-1916
Huelsenbeck Mary Elizabeth, 83, of Kendallville, died Jan. 11, 2004 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She worked for 7 years as a bookkeeper for Kendallville Hardware and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church and Orange Twp Home Extension club. She was born April 19, 1920 in Orange Twp to William Owen and Agnes (Rimmel) Hague. She was valedictorian of the Rome City High School class of 1938. On Jan. 14, 1945 in Center Chapel Church she married Harold Huelsenbeck. He died June 14, 1995. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret of Davenport, Iowa; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Carol of Kendallville; a brother, Warren Hague of Richardson, Texas; and 3 grandchildren, Hans, Heidi and Karl Huelsenbeck. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, William, Owen and John Hague. Services Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-13-2004
Huelsenbeck Matilda, 90, former Avilla resident, died Saturday in the Marks Nursing Home at LaGrange. A native of Auburn, she moved to Kendallville about 50 years ago. She was born November 24, 1876, the daughter of Ferdinand and Magdalena Steury Huelsenbeck. Surviving are five nephews, Herschel Huelsenbeck, Avilla, Harold and William Huelsenbeck, Ruben Bauman and O. E. Hohman; a niece, Mrs. Scott Pfaffman. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-6-1967 + 4-?-1967
Huelsenbeck Matthew Lynn, infant son of Lynn M and Mari (Gross) Huelsenbeck of Churubusco, was stillborn Dec. 3 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Also surviving are a brother, Charlie, and 2 sisters, Meghan and Olivia; grandparents, Luther and Becky Gross of Churubusco, Hershel Huelsenbeck of Avilla; and great-grandmothers Mildred Gross and Grace Barcus of Churubusco. Graveside services Saturday at Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1997
Huesmann Minnie was born Dec. 18, 1861 and died Oct. 28, 1944. Services from Louie Berhalter Funeral Home Nov. 1. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 10-?-1944
Huff A J, 80, who resided southwest of Avilla on R. 2, died Monday in the home of his son Charles E. He was a lifelong resident of Noble County and had lived several years in Avilla. Surviving in addition to the son is one daughter, Pearl H. Sylvester of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Minnie Smith, died Nov. 22, 1953. Services today in the home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 5-2-1957
Huff Alex, 59, of Ligonier, died Tuesday at the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Pippa Passes, Ky. Feb. 27, 1925, his parents were Troy and Sarah (Slone) Huff. On Sept. 8, 1947 he married Lois Moore, who died July 10, 1978. He was an antique dealer near Kendallville. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mary Griffith and Mrs. Michael (Brenda) Kline of Hudson, Melissa Ann of Ligonier; a sister, Laura Thornsbury of Ligonier; 5 brothers, Carson of Ligonier, John E. of LaGrange, Russell of Langley, Ky., Vallis of Mousie, Ky., and Coy of Raven, Ky.; and 8 grandchildren. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 2-19-1985
Huff Alice B, 60, died Friday in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was born April 17, 1932 in Noble County, the daughter of Owen and Dorthy (Potter) Leitch Rinehart. She was the manager of the general store in Big Clifty, Ky. Surviving are her mother; 3 sons, Marvin and Kevin Slone of Texas and Robert Slone of Ohio; one sister, Fay Malony of Albion; 3 brothers, Bryan and Orland Leitch of Albion and Marion Leitch of Georgia; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 children, Pam, Lonnie and Terry Herendeen; and one sister, Beulah Miller. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-19-1992
Huff Alta Lucille, 79, died today in her Albion residence. She was born Aug. 12, 1916 in Perry Twp, Noble Co., to William and Effie (Nowels) Meroney. On May 21, 1938 in Evangelical United Brethren parsonage in Ligonier she married William Huff. She retired in 1983 as a secretary for the Noble County Extension Office. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and York Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carole of Albion; 2 granddaughters, Danielle Zumbrun of Larwill and Nichelle Huff of Albion; and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-25-1995
Huff Arthur E, 85, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Brimfield March 5, 1893, he was the son of Samuel and Letitia Huff. He married Flossie M. Benham. He was a lifetime area resident and a retired night watchman for Flint & Walling. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Huff Bessie Mae, 80, Avilla, died Saturday at her home. She was born Feb. 10, 1904 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Daniel and Goldie (Freeman) Pepple. She married Charles E. Huff Nov. 24, 1920. He died Oct. 15, 1963. She moved to Avilla in 1969, coming from LaOtto. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and its Mary Circle. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Everett (Catherine) Truelove, LaOtto, Mrs. Charles (Wanita) Albertson, Butler, Mrs. William (Myrtle) Barrett, Avilla, and Mrs. Donald (Emma Jean) Offord, Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Hazel Rhodes, LaOtto, Mabel Barkdull of Fort Wayne, Bertha Fetter of Butler; and one brother, Huber Pepple of LaOtto. One brother, Robert, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Calvary United Methodist Church. ~ 11-22-1984 + 1-17-1984
Huff Betty J, 76, died April 7, 2001 in Noble County. A 1943 graduate of Rome City High School, she attended Brimfield United Methodist Church. She was born May 19, 1924 in Elkhart to Charles and Nellie Couts. On April 24, 1943 in Brimfield she married Robert Huff. He died June 29, 1994. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sandra S. Smith of Orange Park, Fla., and Cynthia Huff of Milford, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Huff of Springfield, Ohio; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Amie and Kevin Shorter, Berry and Karen Huff and Jason and Jenny Rasp; 4 great-grandchildren, Madeline Shorter, Grant Huff and Sam and Margaux Rasp. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-7-2001
Huff Blanche, 92, of Kimmell, died Friday at Goshen Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1893 in Skaget County, Wash. to Comer and Mary (Cutshaw) Vanderford. She was married Dec. 20, 1913 in Kimmell to Ray Huff, who died in 1947. She was a resident of Kimmell area most of her life and was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, Bill of Kendallville, and Karl of Ligonier; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services today at Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-10-1986
Huff Brad, 58, formerly of Kendallville, died on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic where he lived the past nine years. He was born in Kendallville on December 27, 1954 to William E. and Sue (Stroman) Huff. He was a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who started playing the piano at age 9. A 1973 graduate East Noble High School in Kendallville, he moved to Denver, Colorado at the age of 19 to pursue his love of music. Playing drums for Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Pinetop Perkins, Waldo Weathers (of the James Brown Horns) and scores of other great musicians, Brad experienced what he said was “the best all around real world music education that money couldn’t buy”. As part of that, he lived and worked in Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Nashville, Alaska, Budapest and Prague. He produced three CDs in Prague. The first, entitled “8 Songs”, is his first collection of original songs composed in Prague, where he relocated in 2004. The second, “Hard Life”, features five original and five covers all in a blues format. His third CD, “My Blue Heaven”, rounds out the set with a full band format and Brad on all instruments. He also produced and played on the first demo for Czech pop group “Niceland” which contributed to their signing with Son Records in 2007. He performed on a regular basis in Europe, mostly in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria and from his home base in Prague. In late 2009, Brad was diagnosed with cancer. A memorial service was held at the Auberge de Prorence Hotel, Restaurant and Gardens in Prague where he played many times. He is survived by the love of his life, Helena Vanugova of Prague; two daughters: Nichole and Matthew Greenlee and Trayce McGilvery, both of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren Ezra, Selah, Davie, and Amos Greenlee and Narian and Kenadie McGilvrey, all of Denver; his mother Sue Huff of Kendallville; a sister, Cathy and Mike Patrick of Traverse City, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father William “Bill” Huff in 1999 and his grandmother, Hazel Stroman. A Celebration of the Life of Brad Huff will be September 7, 2013 at Hite Funeral Home. ^ 9-1-2013
Huff Charles B, 79, of New Carlisle, died in Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in South Bend Friday. He was born December 31, 1914 in Kendallville to John and Clara (Duke) Huff. He married Maxine Barhydt on January 29, 1935 in Albion. She survives. He was superintendent for Wheel Works in Kendallville for 25 years and a tool and die maker for Weltek Manufacturing in South Bend. He had moved from Kendallville to New Carlisle in 1957. Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sandra Sue Picton of South Bend; a son, Arlen of South Bend; a sister, Daisy Reade of LaGrange; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend. Burial, Mt Pleasant Cemetery, South Bend. ^ 7-5-1994
Huff Charles E, 62, Swan Twp, died Saturday at the Garrett Hospital. He was born May 21, 1901, in Avilla, the son of the late Andrew J. and Minnie Huff. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of this area. He was married Nov. 24, 1920, in Auburn to Bessie M. Pepple. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Truelove of Avilla, Mrs. Wanita Albertson of Waterloo, Mrs. Myrtle Barrett of LaOtto and Mrs. Emma Offord of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Hart of Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 10-24-1963
Huff Charles M was born at Lumbertown, N.J. Nov. 21, 1856, and died at his home north of Albion, Feb. 21, 1927, at the age of 70 years and 3 months. While he was still an infant his parents moved to Champaign, Ill., where he lived during the greater part of his life. He married Emma Freeland Dec. 1, 1885. They had 6 children, five of whom survive, Mrs. Frank Hosford of Albion, Glen of Findley, O., Roy of Millersburg, Leslie of Albion, and Gladys at home. A son, Earl, died at Hamilton, Ill. last May. There are ten grandchildren. Sixteen years ago the family moved to Paulding County, Ohio, where they remained two years, and then came to Noble County. He is also survived by the wife; a sister, Mrs. L. W. Ambrose of White Heath, Ill.; two half-sisters, Mrs. F. B. Madden of Shelbyville, Ill., and Mrs. W. A. Boyd of Harristown, Ill.; and one stepsister, Mrs. S. M. Riker of Lebanon. Funeral Wednesday at the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1927
Huff Christopher C, son of Samuel and Rachel Fulk Huff, was born June 18, 1843 in Swan Twp, and died April 16, 1922 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Addis of Noble Twp, where he had lived during his last illness of several months. At the time of his death he was 78 years, 9 months and 28 days of age. He was one of a family of 12 children, all of whom preceded him in death. He was married to Nancy Jane Simmons March 5, 1875 and they had 4 sons and 2 daughters, of whom the wife and 4 sons preceded him in death. The two daughters who survive are Mrs. Verley Maynard of Homer, Ill., and Mrs. A. L. Addis. He also leaves 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. In early life he joined the Church of God and later united with the Dunkard Church. Funeral at the U. B. Church at Churubusco Tuesday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 4-?-1922
Huff Clara, 84, a former Albion and Elkhart resident, died on July 3, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. D. (Helen) Harris, in Jim Thorpe, Pa. She was born May 7, 1884 in Wyandotte County, Ohio. Her husband died in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 1951. In addition to her daughter, surviving are one son, Roy H. of Elkhart; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services and interment were in Kalamazoo. + 7-?-1958
Huff Clara B, 48, wife of John B. Huff, died last night at her home, 220 S. Oak St., from complications. She was born June 23, 1885 at Connersville where she resided the greater part of her life. She was married to John B. Huff last June and had since resided here. Surviving are the husband; 2 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. Ruby Armor, Pontiac, Mich., Miss Gleda, Raymond and Glen Eshelman, Oxford, O.; 2 brothers and one sister, Charles Price, Quince Price and Mrs. George Walker, Connersville. Funeral Friday. ^ 1-18-1934
Huff Dina, 54, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Friday at Parkview Hospital. She was a member of Salem Community Baptist Church in Ligonier. She was born March 27, 1935 in Topmost, Ky. to Willie and Betty (Caudill) Issac. On May 12, 1955, she married John E. Huff in Mousie, Ky. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Betty Sue Davis of Stroh; a son Johnny of Wawaka; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Celess Headrickson of Columbus, Ohio, Braska Hamilton of Garrett, Ky., and Rosie Bentley of Wayland, Ky.; and one brother, Harold of Wabash. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral today at Salem Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 10-13-1989
Huff Dora Ellen, 61, died Sunday at her home in Swan Twp where she had lived for a number of years. A native of Noble County, she was born Feb. 28, 1869. Three sisters and two brothers survive. Funeral at Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco Wednesday. + 11-?-1930
Huff Doris L, 79, Kendallville, died April 26, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born July 11, 1923 in Antwerp, Ohio to William and Iva (Lane) Douglas. She married William F. Huff in November 1967 in Antwerp. He died July 15, 1989. Surviving are a son, Kevin Mavis of Auburn; a daughter, Kathleen Mavis of Rapid City, S.D.; a sister, Shirley Krieger of Kendallville; 2 stepdaughters, Millie Werker of Ligonier and Jean Replogle of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Kyle Mavis of Auburn and Matthew Ballard of Bovey, Minn.; 3 granddaughters, Melanie Green of Rapid City, S.D., Janalyn Hoyez of Cook, Minn., and Danielle Pontoni of St. Francis, Minn.; 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were 3 brothers, Robert, Kenneth and William Douglas; and a sister, Beulah Miller. She retired as a cook for Chronister's Central Drug Store and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-1-2003
Huff Dorothy I, about 29, who with her husband and two children resided five miles west of Albion in York Twp, died Sept. 11, 1949 at McCray Hospital following a caesarian operation 10 days ago. Surviving are the husband, William F.; two daughters, Millicent, the 10-day old baby, and Jean Ann, aged 2; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davidson of nearby; two brothers, Robert and Harold at home; and a sister, Mrs. Earl Beckley of Albion. Services at Sparta Christian Church Sept. 13. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1949
Huff Edna J, about 63, (b. 10-6-1893) died June 23, 1957 in the home of Dean Baughman northeast of Garrett where she had been housekeeper for several years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wanetta Brodersen of Niles, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Tom Miller of Albion; one brother, Otto Huff of Mishawaka; and four grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. + 6-?-1957
Huff Edna L, about 81, died Jan. 6, 1954 at her Albion home from apoplexy. She was the widow of Isaac Huff, who died in Feb. 1953. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eve Mayo who resided with and cared for her mother a number of years; Harold Huff of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1954
Huff Eliza, 89, wife of John Huff, former resident of Brimfield, died at Richmond Hospital. Graveside services Sunday at Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1940
Huff Elizabeth, 84, widow of the late William Huff, of Noble County, died at her home near Swan last Friday from complications brought on by senility. She was a native of Indiana and was born August 12, 1840. In 1866 she married Mr. Huff. Seven children survive, Frank, Jackson, Charles and Miss Dora Huff, Mrs. Mary Christlieb, all of Noble County, and Mrs. Alice Cuney of Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral from the Bethlehem Church near the family home Sunday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 7-30-1925
Huff Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Frances Warble, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio near Dayton Dec. 21, 1837, died Jan. 21, 1924, age 86 years and one month. She married Philip Huff May 16, 1850. They had ten children, four of these have preceded her in death, while six remain, including 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Albion. + 1-?-1924
Huff Elton L, 58, R. 3, Kendallville, was killed in a two-car accident on Ind. 3 just north of Kendallville Tuesday. The other driver veered left of center and struck the Huff auto head-on. + 9-?-1973
Huff Emma, 84, (b. 6-4-1863) widow of the late Charles Huff, died April 6, 1948 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Hosford three miles north of Albion. She is also survived by three sons, Leslie C. of near Albion, Roy M. of Goshen, and Glenn W. of Findlay, Ohio; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral April 8 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1948
Huff Ernest M, 92, died Jan. 22 at Strawberry Village Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 9, 1883 in Noble County, a son of Reuben L. and Susan (Hile) Huff. He was married to Harriett Smith Sheline. He was a retired farmer and had lived in the Ligonier area his entire life. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Arlo D., Bronson, Mich., and William E., Albion; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Marceil) Bickel, Ligonier, Mrs. Robert (Viva) Meroney, Ligonier, and Mrs. Vita Isbell, Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; three stepsons, Porter Sheline, Toledo, Ohio, Dolph Sheline, Syracuse, Ward Sheline, Elkhart; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Gilbert George, Syracuse. Services Jan. 24 at Werker-Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-24-1976
Huff Faye D, 64, died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born January 24, 1919 in Brimfield, the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Young) Ackerman. She married Tony Huff January 30, 1927 in Brimfield. He died July 24, 1980. She was a lifetime resident of Brimfield and a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Patricia, Brimfield, Mrs. Lee (Darlene) Dixon, R. 1, Wolcottville, Mrs. Jack (Claudette) Mawhorter, R. 1, Wawaka, Mrs. Ollie (Nancy) Kemplin, R. 1, LaOtto, and Mrs. Sonny (Linda) Mitchell, War, W. Va.; a son, Edward K., Kendallville; four sisters, Vera Criswell, LaGrange, Orpha Hoover, Albion, Mable Zimmerman, Kendallville, and Ruby Fee, Butler; three brothers, Edward, Michigan, Ralph and Robert, Wolcottville; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A son, grandson and brother preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 7-28-1983 + 7-25-1983
Huff Florence M, 92, died July 9, 1990 in McCray Hospital. She was born in Goshen April 21, 1898, the daughter of Calvin and Arvilla (Bontrager) Garl. On Sept. 29, 1917 she married Leslie C. Huff. He died in 1973. Surviving are a son, Robert F. of Wawaka; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Katherine Weber, died in 1963. Two grandchildren, a brother and a sister also preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-9-1990
Huff Flossie M, 81, a former Kendallville resident, died Wednesday in South Bend Osteopathic Hospital. She was born April 1, 1900 in LaGrange County to Aaron and Nettie (Fish) Benham. She married Arthur E. Huff in Kendallville on Nov. 13, 1940. He died Feb. 20, 1979. Prior to moving to South Bend in March 1979, she was a Kendallville resident. She was a 50-year employee of Kendallville Laundry and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Merriam Circle, Rebekah Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Emerson (Jeanne) Douglass of South Bend, and Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Moore of Hamilton. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-19-1981
Huff Floyd, 86, who moved to Wawaka 10 years ago from Thornton, Ky., died today in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born March 2, 1893 in Knott County, Ky., a son of Jimmy and Martha Taylor Huff. Surviving are the widow, Myrtle; four sons, Orville of Wawaka, Delmas of Lincoln Park, Mich., Cornelius, Oak Park, Mich., and Okera, Taylor, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Calvin and John C., Knott County. The body will be taken to Whitesburg, Ky. for services and burial. + 3-?-1979
Huff Frank, 56, residing three miles southeast of Wawaka, died of injuries at Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett, Saturday. He was hurt last Thursday when a milk train on the B&O struck his truck at a crossing near Kimmell. He was en route to an onion field south of Kimmell when the accident occurred. A widow and four children survive. Funeral at Pleasant Hill Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 9-?-1928
Huff Gary, 27, was found dead at his home at Lexington, Ky. on Aug. 13. Death was attributed to apparent carbon monoxide in his car. A former Ligonier resident, he was employed at Starcraft in Topeka. Two brothers preceded him in death. He was the brother of Mrs. Martha Moser, Ligonier. He was born March 29, 1951 in Little Rock, Ark., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Huff, presently of Munfordville, Ky. He was married to Faye Huff. Surviving are his wife and Mrs. Moser; three daughters and one son; one sister, Selia Deary, Orange, Calif.; three brothers, James and Norwood of Ark., and Logan of Calif. Funeral Aug. 16 in Wilkerson Temple U. M. Church. Burial, Little Flock Cemetery. + 8-13-1978
Huff Gary A, 35, R. 1, Cree Lake, died Nov. 14 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 19, 1949 in Belington, W. Va., the son of Robert and Norma (England) Huff. His father survives in Dallas. His mother and stepfather, Norma and Elmer Wooldridge, live in Churubusco. He married Theresa Clay July 27, 1968 in Fort Wayne. He was an agent for Prudential Insurance Co. and had owned 33 Aquarium Pet Shop near Fort Wayne from 1974 to 1980. Also surviving are his wife; a daughter Kimberly Sue 10; and a son, Brian Michael, both at home; two brothers, David Huff, Columbia City, and Phillip Carroll of Churubusco; maternal grandmother, Reta England, Fort Wayne. Services Nov. 17 at the Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 11-22-1984 + 11-14-1984
Huff Gladys S was born near Champaign, Ill., Sept. 8, 1902 and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Hosford north of Albion, April 20, 1929. She was the daughter of C. M. and Emma Huff. When seven years of age she went with her parents and family to Haviland, Ohio, where they resided two years, after which the family came to Indiana and have resided here ever since. She graduated from the Albion High School in the class of 1921, after which she went to Elkhart to work at the YWCA headquarters, and during this period she united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is survived by her mother, the sister; and three brothers, Glen of Findley, Ohio, Roy of Millersburg, and Leslie of Albion. Funeral at Albion Methodist Episcopal Church Monday. + 4-?-1929
Huff Glen, 20, of Kendallville, died from loss of blood from injuries received when his automobile sideswiped a train at a crossing a half mile south of Kendallville last Saturday. He is survived by the parents and two sisters. Funeral was Tuesday. + 11-?-1929
Huff Henry, 84, the son of John and Lydia Huff, was born in the state of Ohio July 22, 1849 and died at Brimfield, Ind. March 20, 1933. His wife, Lucy Ann, and four children preceded him in death. Remaining children are Fred Huff and Winifred Clair of Venice, Ill., Mrs. Cora Hodge of Orland, Mrs. Maude Hodge of Topeka, John of Brimfield, William of Elkhart and Mrs. Charles Couts of Brimfield; and one brother, Sam of Brimfield. Funeral from the Brimfield U. B. Church March 22. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 3-?-1933
Huff Ina, 56, wife of John B. Huff, died at the family home here last Thursday of a heart attack. Born in Green Twp, she had resided in Kendallville the past 21 years. Surviving are the husband; a sister, Mrs. Frank Fisk of Fort Wayne; and a brother, E. W. Clemens of this city. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1938
Huff Isaac, about 84, died Feb. 15, 1953. He was a member of the IOOF. Surviving are the widow, Edna; a daughter, Mrs. Eve Mayo of Albion; a son, Harold of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Feb. 18 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1953
Huff Jack, 42, resided at R. 2, Ligonier and died Sept. 1 in War, W. Va. He was born Oct. 27, 1937 in Brimfield, the son of Tony and Fay (Ackerman) Huff. His father died July 24 of this year. He married Alice Leitch Jan. 7, 1972. Survivors include his mother in Brimfield, his wife; four stepsons, Lonnie Herendeen, Churubusco, Marvin Slone, Ligonier, Robert J. Slone with the U. S. Navy in Charleston, S.C., and Kevin Slone with the U. S. Air Force, Hawaii; five sisters, Patricia Huff, Ligonier, Mrs. Lee (Darlene) Dixon and Mrs. Ollie (Nancy) Kemplin, both LaOtto, Mrs. Jack (Claudette) Mawhorter, Cromwell, and Mrs. Sonny (Linda) Mitchell of War, W. Va., a brother Edward, Kendallville; and three step-grandchildren. Services Sept. 6 in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 9-11-1980 + 9-1-1980
Huff John B, about 74, a resident of the Brimfield area for many years who had lived for the past three years with a daughter, Mrs. Daisy Reade, R. 2, LaGrange, died Sept. 4, 1960 in McCray Hospital. Also surviving are the widow, Reba; another daughter, Mrs. Tressa Spackman, Fort Wayne; a son, Charles, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Hodge of South Milford, Mrs. Nellie Couts, Brimfield, and Mrs. Mamie Stengel, St. Louise, Mo.; two brothers, William, Elkhart, and Fred in Mo.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1960
Huff John W, former resident of Brimfield, died May 2 near Albion due to heart disease. His wife, Eliza, preceded him in death last Jan. Surviving are three brothers, Isaac, city marshal of Albion, Sam of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Fred of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Clemmings of North Manchester. Funeral Saturday in Brimfield U. B. Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1940
Huff Karl E, 70, died Wednesday in his Ligonier residence. He was born Oct. 5, 1923 in Noble County to Ray and Blanche (Vanderford) Huff. He married Eileen Hoeppner on July 31, 1955 in Bluffton. He graduated in 1941 from Albion High School and was a farmer and machinist for Deister Concentrator in Fort Wayne before retirement in 1985. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during WW II and served in the Philippines. He was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ, Albion American Legion Post 246, Noble County Historical Society and Noble County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Gloria Donovan of Madison and Julia Dotson of Bluffton; 2 sons, Selby Gemmill and Steven Huff of Ligonier; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Sparta United Church of Christ with military graveside services. + 10-27-1993
Huff Kimberly McCoy Beechy, 37, of Topeka, died following injuries sustained in an automobile accident December 7, 2011, on S.R. 5 in Topeka. She was born April 5, 1974, to John and Donna (Smart) McCoy in Kendallville. On September 1, 2011, she married Johnny J. Huff in LaGrange He survives.  She currently worked as an inspector at Millennium in Ligonier and had also worked at Starcraft RV in Topeka. She is survived by her husband; 3 children, Justin Beechy of Ligonier, Ind., and Jason and Brittany Beechy, both of Topeka; her parents; her grandfather, Donald Smart; and 2 stepchildren. Funeral Dec. 10 at Lighthouse Tabernacle, Kimmell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-8-2011
Huff Leslie C, 76, R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1896 in Holdrege, Neb., a son of Charles and Emma (Freeland) and was a resident here 50 years, coming from Millersburg. He was a farmer. On Sept. 29, 1916 he was married in Milford to Florence Garl. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Weber; two grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters. Surviving are the widow; a son, Robert, R. 1; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1973
Huff Lois, 46, was found dead in her home, R. 4, Kendallville, Monday, the victim of a self-inflicted shotgun wound. She operated the Huff Antique Store on the north side of U. S. 6 just west of Noble-DeKalb County Line with her residence. She was born May 30, 1932, a daughter of Newton and Sally (Patrick) Moore, and was married Sept. 8, 1947 in Paintsville, Ky. Surviving are the husband; the mother; two daughters, Mrs. James (Mary) Griffiths, and Mrs. Michael Kline, both of Hudson; a brother, Richard, Garrett; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Turner in Ky.; and six grandchildren. Services Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 7-?-1978
Huff Martin, a farmer living near Ligonier, committed suicide last week by taking morphine. ^ 9-19-1884
Huff Minnie, 69, died at her home Sunday, November 22. She resided in Swan Twp her entire life. Survivors are the husband, A. J. Huff; one son, Charles E. of near LaOtto; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Sylvester, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guy Smith of Arcola and Clark Smith of Fort Wayne. The body was taken to the Clark Funeral Home where services were held Wednesday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 11-26-1953
Huff Orville, 80, of Wawaka, died Nov. 18, 2011 in Parkview Noble Hospital. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954. He retired from No-Sag Spring Company in Kendallville after 38 years. He was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. He was born June 18, 1931, in Thornton, Ky., to Floyd and Cora (Amburgey) Huff. On Dec. 2, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan, he married Anna Joyce Adams. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Lynn Huff of Kendallville, Jerry and Ronda Huff of Kimmell and Jeff and Ronda Huff of Albion; 6 grandchildren, Jeremiah Huff, Ryan Huff, Jana Hernandez, Jessica Huff, Justin Huff and Melissa Huff; 5 step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cody, Colin, and Caleb Huff , Dylan and Austin Huff, Mariah, Jenna, and Sofia Hernandez, Lorellei and Eliza Fletcher, and Riley Anderson-Brugh; and a brother and sister-in-law, Okera and Bernice Huff of Manistee, Mich. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Cornelius and Delmas Huff. Funeral Monday in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^11-20-2011
Huff Patricia S, 61, Ligonier, died April 23, 2001 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. She worked at Ligonier Tire Co. for 22 years, retiring in 1991. She was born January 24, 1940 in Brimfield to Tony W. and Faye Doris (Ackerman) Huff. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Lois Huff of Kendallville; 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Darlene and Lee Dixon and Claudette Mawhorter of Big Turkey Lake, LaGrange, Nancy and Ollie Kemplin of LaOtto, and Linda Mitchell of Berwind, W.V.; a granddaughter, Tammy Huff of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; a grandson, Edward Huff Jr. of Albion. Services at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 5-3-2001
Huff Rachel, 63, died at her home in Swan Twp Nov. 19, 1877. She was born in Licking County, Ohio, and came to this county about 1836 with her father, Adam Fulk, who died in Swan Twp a few years ago at the age of 105 years. She experienced her full share of hardships in the early settlement of the county. One evening she left home for the purpose of finding the cows, and either in consequence of a late start or that she was compelled to go further than usual, night overtook her in the woods. While trying to find her way she was followed by a pack of large wolves, and followed so closely that she was compelled to climb a tree to save her life, where she remained the greater part of the night, but was finally relieved by her brother who had gone in search of her and when found the wolves had nearly cut the tree down with their teeth. > 1877
Huff Ray, 55, (b. 12-15-1891) farmer residing five miles west of here, suffered a heart attack and died Sept. 16, 1947 while working at the home of a neighbor. Surviving are the wife, Blanche; and two sons, William and Carl. Funeral today at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1947
Huff Robert F, 71, died today at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 18, 1922 in Noble County to Leslie C. and Florence (Garl) Huff. On April 22, 1943 he married Betty Couts in Brimfield. He retired in 1985 as a state highway foreman where he worked for many years. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Sandra Smith of Orange Park, Fla., and Cynthya Huff of Frenchtown, N.J.; one son, Robert of Springfield, Ohio; and 3 grandchildren. A sister, Katherine Weber, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-29-1994
Huff Robert L, 67, of Auburn, died January 10, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. He was born in Noble County on May 14, 1945, to Robert F. and Betty (Couts) Huff. He graduated from Wawaka High School in 1963. After high school, Bob attended International Barber College in Indianapolis, graduating in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 including a 12-month tour in Vietnam. He married Linda Sue Miller on October 15, 1988, and she survives in Auburn. He worked as a barber at Red’s Barber Shop in Kendallville for several years during the late 1960s. In 1969, he went to work for International Harvester in Fort Wayne. He was transferred to Springfield, Ohio, in 1989 and he retired in 2004. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville, the Ligonier Masonic Lodge, 33rd degree Mason, Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne and the Auburn American Legion Post 97. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Barry and Karen Huff of San Antonio, Texas, and Troy and Kari Ackerman of Auburn; a daughter, Amie and Kevin Shorter of Houston, Texas; 9 grandchildren, Grant Huff, Laurel Huff, Madeline Shorter, Will Shorter, Gabriel Ackerman, Autumn Greenwood, Anna Greenwood, Ashley Ackerman and Kymber Atwood; 2 great-granddaughters, Sofia Gonzalez and Liliana Gonzalez; and 2 sisters, Sandra and Randy Wiley of Fleming Island, Florida, and Cynthia Huff of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Funeral Jan. 15 at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-13-2013
Huff Rosa Ellen, 56, wife of Frank Huff, died Monday at the Kendallville hospital following an emergency operation for an intestinal obstruction last Saturday . Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Turner, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, George and Walter Sawyer, Kendallville, and one half-brother, Wallace Owens, Kendallville. Funeral from the home Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1936
Huff Samuel, 85, a resident of the Brimfield community for over three quarters of a century, died Saturday at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, from complications incident to senility. He was born March 16, 1851 in Kosciusko County and moved to Noble County when seven years of age. He resided on a farm northwest of Brimfield together with his parents where he grew to manhood. He married Letitia Bower, and they had one son, Arthur, now residing in Kendallville. Surviving are the widow and the son; two granddaughters residing at Ligonier. Funeral Monday at United Brethren Church at Brimfield. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1936
Huff Tony W, 73, of Brimfield, died today in McCray Hospital. He was born July 2, 1907 in Noble County, the son of William and Berniece (Russell) Huff. On Jan. 30, 1937 in Brimfield he married Faye Ackerman. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County. Surviving are the wife; five daughters, Patricia of Ligonier; Mrs. Lee (Darlene) Dickman and Mrs. Ollie (Nancy) Kemplin, LaOtto; Mrs. Jack (Claudette) Mawhorter, Cromwell, and Mrs. Sonny (Linda) Mitchell of War, W. Va.; two sons, Edward of Kendallville, and Jack of Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. J. C. (Dorothy) Tinkle of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Bill of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Saturday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Huff William E, 72, died Dec. 23, 1999 in McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Kendallville to William John and Berniece (Russell) Huff. On Oct. 2, 1949 in Kendallville he married Sue Stroman. A graduate of Rome City High School, he was a retired service engineer for McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville and had also been involved with Stroman Electronics, a family business in Kendallville. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Elks Lodge 1194, American Legion Post 381 in Rome City and VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Michael Patrick of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, Brad of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Dorothy Tinkle of Sarasota, Fla.; a granddaughter, Nicole Huff; and 2 grandsons, Corey and Ryan Patrick. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-23-1999
Huff William E, 84, died Feb. 12, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a Central Noble School Corp. bus driver for 42 years and a lifetime farmer. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. He was born in Ligonier April 13, 1918 to Ernest and Nellie (Duesler) Huff. He married Alta L. Meroney May 21, 1938 in Ligonier at the EUB parsonage. She died Aug. 25, 1995. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Kathie of Columbia City; a brother, Arlo of Sturgis, Mich.; 2 sisters, Marceil Bickel of Indianapolis and Viva Meroney of Ligonier; 2 grandchildren, Danielle Zumbrun and Nichelle Pulver; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-15-2003
Huff William F, 70, of 534 N. Wood St., died Saturday at home. Born in Ligonier Nov. 21, 1918, he was the son of Ray and Blanche (Vanderford) Huff. On Nov. 18, 1967 in Antwerp, Ohio, he married Doris L. Douglas. He was retired from Deister Concentrate Co. in Fort Wayne as a sawyer. He was a WW II veteran and a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 86, both Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Jean) Replogle of Kendallville, Millicent Werker of Cromwell, and Mrs. Daniel (Kathy) Pontoni of Minneapolis, Minn.; a son, Kevin Mavis of Kendallville; a brother, Karl of Albion; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services today in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 7-15-1989
Huff William Franklin was born Feb. 16, 1872 near Wawaka, the son of Reuben and Susan B. Huff. He died Sept. 15, 1928, aged 56 years, 7 months and 29 days. He married Minnie Sparrow March 28, 1895. Their following children survive: Ferman, Verdus, Thelbert, Maurice, Mrs. Mildred Heffner of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Vera Fisel of Ligonier. There are also six grandchildren, two brothers, one sister, and the widow to whom he was married in May 1928. Services at Pleasant Hill Church September 17. + 9-?-1928
Huffer Ron, 52, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at home from lung cancer. He was the son of Morris and Mary Huffer. He married Alice Brand. He was an insurance agent and president of Insurit Marketing Service. He was a star athlete while attending New Haven High School and he played football for Indiana University. Surviving are his wife; his mother at LaVerna Terrace, Avilla; three sons, Steve, Stand and Stewart, all Indianapolis; a sister, Mary Ann Brugner of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Everett Cook of Kendallville. Services Saturday at Harner & Sons Funeral Home in New Haven. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. + 10-3-1989
Huffman Etta May, 54, died last Friday at the Noble County Home. Death was attributed to carcinoma. Surviving are two brothers, Homer and William King. Funeral Monday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. + 5-?-1949
Huffman William R, 69, of Garrett, a retired B & O conductor, died May 9 in the Souder Hospital in Auburn. Cancer of the lungs caused his death. Final rites were held in the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett Monday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. Mr. Huffman and Mrs. Bessie Hersh of Garrett were married in October 1949. Surviving besides the widow are one stepdaughter, two half-brothers and one half-sister. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Order of Railway Conductors, and the B.P.O.E., all of Garrett. Mrs. Huffman is a former Avilla resident and a sister of Mrs. Edna Shanline. ~ 5-15-1952
Huffstetler Willie H, R. 1, LaOtto, took his life by hanging Tuesday. A 57-year old Swan Twp resident, he was found dead in the garage at his home where he had hanged himself. He had moved here four years ago from Tennessee. Huffstetler, a carpenter, and his wife, Marjorie, had resided in a trailer on the Himstead farm while building a new bungalow, but the couple separated last Thursday. Surviving the suicide victim in addition to the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Madge McClellan, Baton Rouge, La., and a brother, Burl Huffstetler, Marysville, Tenn. Final rites today at the L. E. Berhalter & Sons Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-7-1960
Hufty Carrie B died at her home in Albion Feb. 11. She was born in Boone County, Ind., July 15, 1858, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Boyland. On Sept. 19, 1878 she married George G. Hufty, who died in Dec. 1935. Three sons also preceded her in death. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Lena Belle Dickison of Monroeville, and Mrs. Anna L. Bushong of Albion; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Feb. 10. Burial, local cemetery. + 2-?-1938
Hufty Clarence W, son of George G. and Carrie B. Hufty, was born at Mount Ayr, Ind., March 13, 1888 and died at his home in Elkhart Feb. 18, 1932, 44 years, 11 months and 5 days of age. He was the youngest member and the only son of a family of three children. On Dec. 1, 1907 he married Ida Kesling, and they had three children, Gerald, who died eight years ago, Robert of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Eileen at home. He leaves his wife and two children; his father and mother; two sisters, Lena Dickison of Young America, Ind., and Laura Bushong of Albion. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 2-?-1933
Hufty George G was born in Taylor County, W. Va. Sept. 19, 1855, the son of Thomas L. and Louisa Hufty, being the youngest of a family of ten children, and died Dec. 25, 1935. When one year old he "wagoned" with his parents from W. Va. to White County, Ind., near what is now the town of Wolcott. He was reared on a farm in the pioneer days of that country where he attended the country schools. His youthful days were spent in farming and herding cattle. On Sept. 19, 1876 he married Carrie B. Boyland. They had five children. During his later years he and his wife moved to Albion where he served as justice of the peace for sixteen and one-half years. He leaves his wife; two daughters, Lena Belle, wife of Rev. J. W. Dickison of Monroeville, and Anna Laura, wife of Thurlo Bushong of near Albion; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. About 35 years ago he and his wife united with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, but about 15 years they affiliated with the Albion Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Hufty Gerald Lee, oldest son of Clarence and Ida Hufty, was born at Green Center May 17, 1908, and died at Hope Methodist Hospital, Fort Wayne, July 19, 1924, aged 16 years, 2 months and 2 days. Surviving are the parents, a brother, Robert; a sister, Eileen; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hufty, and Mrs. and Mrs. William Kesling; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Cyrus Kesling. He graduated from the eighth grade this spring and this fall would have entered high school. He was baptized in Garrett as a small child and was a member of the Methodist Sunday School. Funeral at the M. E. Church Monday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1924
Hufty Ida (Kesling), 95, former Albion resident, died at the home of her daughter, Eileen Russell of San Carlos, Calif. She is also survived by a son, Robert of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Dallas (Mary) Leitch of Albion, and Mrs. Ray (Lucille) Allman of Churubusco. Her husband, Clarence, was a barber in Albion in the 20’s and 30’s. He died in 1933. A son, Gerald, also preceded her in death. Memorial services in San Carlos. + 9-?-1984
Hughes David R, 58, of Sunset Shores, died Sunday in McCray Hospital following a heart attack he suffered two hours earlier while playing tennis. He was born in DeGroff, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1922, the son of Frank and Mary (Harmon) Hughes. He married Margie L. Tacke in Indianapolis. He had lived in Kendallville the past 20 years, moving from Indianapolis. During WW II he served as captain on a B-26 bomber. He was owner and president of Hughes Tire Center until July 5, 1979 when he sold the business to Chris Boland. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville Elks, American Legion Post 86 and Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants Association. Surviving are his wife; his mother in Botkins, Ohio; three sons, Jeffery of Hugo, Minn., Stephen of Fort Wayne, and Terry of Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. George (Margaret) Campbell, and Mrs. Edward (Rebecca) Kohler, both of Botkins; and three grandchildren. Funeral mass Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Hughes Ellen M, 81, of R. 1, Hudson, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born near Helmer on July 1, 1906, the daughter of Samuel W. and Ruth E. (Wren) Sprankle. On April 3, 1926 in Auburn she married Wayne Hughes, former member of the House of Representatives. He died Feb. 17, 1978. She was a 1924 graduate of Kendallville High School and attended Tri State University, Angola. She was a teacher at Custer School in DeKalb County a short time, a former member of Hudson and Waterloo OES, White Shrine of Jerusalem in Kendallville. She taught Sunday School and was an organist for several area churches and was a member of Salem Center Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two sons, John of Hudson and Dan of Huntington; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One son, Don, preceded her in death in 1951; a daughter, Margaret J. Stallman, and a brother, Wayne Sprankle, died in 1965; and one granddaughter, Linda Hughes, died in 1974. Services Wednesday in Kistler-Johnson Funeral Home of Ashley-Hudson. Burial, Circle Cemetery, Hudson. + 2-7-1988
Hughes John Richard, 70, Fort Wayne, died December 6, 2002 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. He was born in Fort Wayne on June 18, 1932 to John D. and Mildred (Devlin) Hughes. Surviving are his ex-wife, Donna L. Borcherding of Fort Wayne; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kelly Hughes of Fort Wayne; one granddaughter, Ella Hughes. Preceding him in death was a brother, Robert T. He was an independent sales representative and a life-time resident of Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Services at Provena Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 12-19-2002
Hughes Lucille M, 75, died Monday at Medco Center, Fort Wayne. A lifetime Fort Wayne resident, she was a former employee of Fort Wayne Community Schools. Her husband, Norman A., died in 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Liegey of York, Pa.; a son, Oden L. of Norfolk, Va.; four sisters, Iva Nierman, Gertrude Lindlag and Darlene Bell, all Fort Wayne, and Mary Ellen Byll of Albion; a brother, Frank Lewis of Fort Wayne; and eight grandchildren. Services Thursday in Klaehn’s Wayne St. Chapel. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 1-16-1989
Hughes Mary E, 94, a former resident of Sparks, Nev., died Thursday at Sacred Heart Home. She was the mother of Sister Mary William, Sacred Heart Home. Other survivors include three sons, John, Yountville, Calif., James, Stockton, Calif., and Bill Cole of Sparks, Nev. Her parents were Frank and Ella (Beal) James and she was born in Oakland, Calif., March 17, 1886. Services Saturday in the Sacred Heart Home chapel. ~ 5-1-1980 + 4-?-1980
Hughes Minnie G, 72, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, died Tuesday at DeKalb Hospital from a stroke. She was born Feb. 6, 1904 in Adamsboro to John H. and Elzana (Chidester) Moore. She married Robert B. Hughes Jan. 29, 1944 in Garrett. He died Nov. 23, 1971. She was a resident of Garrett until 1974. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, OES, Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer, and has worked for Fort Wayne Tailoring Co. Survivors include two stepsons, Lee Hughes, Garrett, Kenneth Hughes, Willard, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Patesel, Peru, and Mrs. John Kedrouske, Riverdale, Ill.; and one brother, Otto, Tampa, Fla. Services Friday at McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Hughes Virgil G, 77, of Fort Wayne, and a Rome City native, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital. He was a retired boilermaker for the Penn Central Railroad, having been employed for 48 years. He is survived by his wife, Ludmilla; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Garrett, Leo; a stepson, Clemont Grabner, Fort Wayne; and a sister, Mrs. Opal Loudenback, Huntington. Funeral at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 11-?-1975
Hughes Warren A, 61, of 716 E. Diamond St., died Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Boston, Mass. May 12, 1924 to Albert and Dorothy (Wilson) Hughes. On Jan. 21, 1943 in Gaylord, Mich., he married Clara M. Jaruzel. He resided in Kendallville the past seven years, moving from Rochester, Mich. He was an engineer for Seamco, Inc., where he has been employed 35 years. A veteran of WW II, he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Knights of Columbus and Kendallville Elks Lodge. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Sharon) Bierlein of Parker, Ariz., Mrs. John (Mary Jo) Cairo of Lake Orion, Mich., Mrs. Kevin (Beth) Lowder of Bloomington, and Mrs. Jerry (Sandy) Keister of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Stephen of Troy, Mich., and William "Mickey" of Providence, R.I.; three brothers, Robert of Salem, Mass., Merrill of Tewksbury, Mass., and Edwin of Lemorre, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A sister preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-1-1985
Hughes William E, 74, of Cromwell, died Nov. 26, 1989 following an apparent heart attack. He was born May 7, 1915 in Wilkes Barre, Pa. On Nov. 22, 1939 in Warsaw, N.Y. he married Dorothy Milrow. A graduate of Goshen College, he had served the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Ligonier 1953-58. Following his retirement in 1979, he moved back to Ligonier where he has served as associate pastor of Ligonier United Methodist Church. He was a member of Ligonier Masonic Lodge and Library Board. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard of Williamsport, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Everett (Ruth) Eccleston of Asbury Park, N.J.; a brother, David of Okalahoma City, Okla.; and two grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services today in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Twin Hills Cemetery, Montoureville, Pa. + 11-26-1989
Hulbert Edward, 75, for 5 years a resident of Rome City, succumbed to heart failure May 9, 1917.  He was a veteran of the Civil War.  He had lived in Kendallville nearly 20 years and was a resident of Wolcottville for a few years, coming to Rome City, 5 years ago where he was married to Miss Mary Underwood in 1865 and to this union 2 children were born, one dying in infancy. The widow and one daughter, Mrs. Rose Acton, of Goshen, survive. Funeral at the home Sunday. He was member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Rome City, also of Kerr Post, No. 529, G. A. R. Burial, Wolcottville Cemetery M F Owen Scrapbook 6990. 5-9-1917 Contributed by Judy Richter
Hulen Marilyn J, 68, died November 27, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born September 5, 1938 to Clarence and Leora (Landis) Perkins. Survivors include her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Mark Cain and Jeana and Mike Miller of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Justin and Devin Cain and Matthew Miller; 3 great-grandchildren, Trace and Madison Cain and Tricia; a sister, Annabelle Conrad of Newport Richey, Fla.; a brother, Arnold Perkins of Wolcottville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Morris Perkins. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1957 and married Richard L. Hulen on August 17, 1957 in Kendallville at Trinity Church United Methodist. In 1967 she and her husband began Hulen's Landscaping east of Kendallville on Waits Road. The family business is now in operation 3 miles west of Kendallville on U.S. Hwy 6. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. ~ 11-30-2006
Hulen Mettie P, 89, Kendallville, died unexpectedly November 6, 2001 in her apartment at The Lamplighter in Kendallville. On April 21, 1912 in Switz City she was born to James and Minerva (Dixon) Lundy. She married William "Bill" Hulen, who died August 23, 1977. Surviving are 2 daughters, Katherine Kelham, Avilla, and Retta Biddle, Adrian, Ga.; 4 sons, Thomas of Wolcottville, Richard of Kendallville, Terry of Michigan City, and Joe of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters and 5 brothers preceded her in death. Private family service Friday. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ~ 11-15-2001
Hulen William P, 86, of Fort Wayne, died yesterday in St. Joseph’s Hospital. A native of Greene County, he moved to Fort Wayne 10 years ago from Kendallville. He was a retired auto mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Mettie (Lundy); four sons, Thomas C., Wolcottville, Richard L., Kendallville, William T., Dallas, Tex., and Joseph P. of Jerome, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Kelham, Rome City, and Mrs. Retta A. Biddle, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, Leon, Worthington, and Leo in California; and a sister, Mrs. Veva Owens, Switz City. Services Friday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 1977
Hulett Kenneth G, 82, Wolcottville, died Wednesday at his residence. Born in East Aurora, N.Y. on July 15, 1905, he was the son of Dr. Arthur and Lena Belle (Fancher) Hulett. On Sept. 16, 1926, he married Naomi Elsner in Auburn. She died in 1982. He worked for Continental Baking Co. for 20 years and for Econo Mart in Wolcottville for 15 years. He lived in Wolcottville for the past 39 years. He was a member of Wolcottville United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dugan (Shirley) Skinner and Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Honaker, both of Wolcottville; a son, Richard D. of Rome City; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A brother, Norris, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 12-16-1987
Hulett Norris A, 65, formerly of Kendallville, died Sunday in the Richmond State Hospital. A native of New York, he was born Sept. 17, 1906, the son of Arthur W. and Lena B. (Fancher) Hulett. He was a farmer and radio repairman when he lived here. Surviving are a half-brother, Kenneth, Wolcottville; one cousin and two nieces. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1972
Hulett Richard D, 65, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Auburn on Feb. 19, 1928 to Kenneth G. and Naomi (Elsner) Hulett. In Kendallville on Aug. 16, 1947 he married Betty L. Lane. He served in the Kendallville Police Dept. 1952-57 and the Kendallville Fire Dept. 1962-82. He was a home improvement contractor and an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Robin L. Haines of Rome City and Teddi L. Dunham of Waukegan, Ill.; a son, Richard Jr. of Mount Dora, Fla.; 2 sisters, Shirley Harp and Sharon Honaker of Wolcottville; and 6 grandchildren, Brooke and Dane Haines, Nicholas and Andrea Hulett, Leslie and Richard Dunham. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 10-31-1993
Hull Addie E, 89, has been a resident of Noble County all her life and came to Cromwell in 1928. She was a member of Cromwell Methodist Church. Funeral for Mary Elizabeth Adeline (Addie) Hull will be Saturday in Cromwell Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Harvey of Cromwell; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1954
Hull Brenton B, 84, who had resided with his son at R. 3, Kendallville, the past five years, died today in McCray Hospital. Born Feb. 15, 1903 in Roanoke, W. Va., he was the son of Emery C. and Miriam (Morrison) Hull. On Feb. 27, 1935 in W. Va., he married Gertrude Watson, who died July 23, 1982. He was a member of the Walkersville United Methodist Church, Walkersville, W. Va. Surviving are his son, Dr. Drexel K. Hull of R. 3, Kendallville; a sister, Clara Craig of Walkersville; and five grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services at the Alkire Funeral Home in W. Va. Monday. Burial, Mitchell Cemetery, Roanoke. + 8-7-1987
Hull Burton, 82, former timber buyer and for the past 23 years in the real estate business, died Sunday in his home in Kendallville. A native of Jewel, Ohio, he came to Avilla in 1902 where he lived until 1909 when he moved to Kendallville where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Mason. Surviving are the wife, Lillian; a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Gipson, Bloomington, Ill.; a son, Noah Hull, Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. Hull observed their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary on September 18. Services Tuesday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial was at Sherwood, Ohio. ~ 9-25-1952
Hull Catherine, 91, died Feb. 1 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She was born Aug. 24, 1910 in Columbia City to Ira and Mae Plummer. She married Milton James Hull on Aug.1 5, 1937. He died in June 1997. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, M. Thomas and Carolyn Hull of Ligonier; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Gilbert Cymbalist of Sault Ste. Marie; 5 grandsons and their wives, Brian and Jamie Hull, John and Kaye Hull, Mark and Reese Hull, Andrew and Lisa Cymbalist and Benjamin and Katrinia Cymbalist; and 5 great-grandchildren, Kelsea, Kristin and Morgan Hull and Daylen and Miriam Cymbalist. She was preceded in death by an infant son in 1939; and a great-granddaughter, Mara Cymbalist in 2001. Private services and burial in Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-3-2002
Hull Chauncey Earl, 59, of Detroit, Mich., died Friday in his car near Coldwater, Mich., after a heart attack. He and Mrs. Hull were en route to Cromwell for a visit with relatives. He formerly resided in Cromwell. Surviving are the widow; one son, Howard of Detroit; and a sister, Mrs. Lee Lung of near Cromwell. Funeral Monday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1950
Hull Dean E, 47, of R. 3, Kendallville, died today in Parkview Hospital from cancer. Born Dec. 29, 1938 in South Whitley, he was the son of Charles L. and Pearl (Stump) Hull. He married Patricia McMeekin on May 4, 1962 in Fort Wayne. A salesman for Coverall Rental in Fort Wayne for 10 years, he moved to Kendallville from Fort Wayne 18 years ago. He was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church, Rome City Baseball Commission and Kendallville Elks Lodge 1194. Surviving are his wife; his mother in New Haven; two daughters, Jennifer of Kendallville, and Cara at home; a son, William at home; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Williams of North Webster, Mrs. John (Helen) Shepler of New Haven, and Mrs. James (Janice) Southern of Clearwater, Fla.; and seven brothers, Clarence of Spencerville, Charles E. of Riverside, R.I., Lawrence Wilkinson of Larwill, Bernard Wilkinson of Pensacola, Fla.; Norval of St. Charles, Ill., Darl of Fort Wayne, and Hal of Danville. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-15-1986
Hull Dorma Jean, 87, of Columbia City, died June 20, 2008 at Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake. She worked in a local factory and graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1939. She was born May 23, 1921 in Noble County to Fred and Ruth (Wineland) Stump. On Sept. 8, 1940 she married Keith A. Hull in Pierceton. He died Dec. 19, 1992. Surviving are 6 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, Larry and Barbara Hull of Warsaw, Richard and Norma Hull of Garrett, Paul Hull of West Covena, Calif., Harry and Sandy Hull, of Buffalo, Mich., Ronald and Mary Hull of Columbia City and Max McKinley of Butler; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy and Charles Dorwick of Milan and Nancy Hull; a brother, Dick Stump of Fort Wayne; 4 sisters, Wanda Murphy of Churubusco, Carol Hinton of Roanoke, Bonnie Blair of Fort Wayne and Brenda Rock of Columbus, Ohio; 31 foster children; 28 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Paul Hargrove and McClellen Lockhard; and a sister, Hazel Darby. Services today at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Stough Cemetery. ^ 6-23-2008
Hull Frank, 55, a farmer of Perry Twp, committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree upon his farm three miles south of Ligonier Wednesday forenoon. He was suffering greatly from ill health for several months. He is survived by his wife and one son, Harvey. ~ 4-3-1912
Hull George Marshall, 3, died in LaGrange County Hospital May 22 after falling into a tub of hot water in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hull of Wawaka. He fell backwards into the tub of water while playing in the kitchen of his home with his five-year old sister Helen and suffered third degree burns over 60 percent of his body. He was born in Gainesville, Ga., May 17, 1950 and came to Wawaka with his parents about two years ago from Fort Wayne. Funeral at the funeral home in Ligonier Monday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1953
Hull Harvey E, 69, died March 10, 1960 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mishawaka. He was a retired rural mail carrier and farmer and had resided in the Cromwell community for 30 years. He was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church, the Knights of Pythias Lodge, and the IOOF, Albion North Star Lodge No. 380. Surviving are the widow, Lela; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Groh of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Forrest Kent of Plymouth; three sons, Howard of Mishawaka, and Dean and Kenneth of Rockford, Ill.; and ten grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Cromwell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1960
Hull Jane, formerly a resident of Wawaka, died in Kansas about the 19th of Jan. ^ 2-16-1881
Hull Jeffrey Lynn, 42, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 26, 2002 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne as the result of a 2-car accident at U.S. 33 and Lamlie Road Saturday. He was born Nov. 24, 1959 in Columbia City to Ronald and Joan (Ratcliff) Hull. He attended Wolf Lake School and Columbia City High School and had worked at Essex Wire for 24 years. He is survived by 2 daughter, Jessica Collier of Columbia City and Jennifer Miller of Albion; 3 sons, Justin and Joris of Churubusco and Jeffrey of Albion; a granddaughter, Alexis Pletcher; his parents; 2 sisters, Sandy (Carl) Thompson and Rochelle (Dan) Rose of Columbia City; 2 brothers, Rick (Jodie) and Ronald (Candy) of Columbia City. Funeral Jan. 31 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-30-2002
Hull Lela M, 70, died Tuesday in Rockford Hospital, Rockford, Ill., of complications following a broken hip suffered in a recent fall. She was born Feb. 29, 1894, in Wawaka to William and Della Butz. She was married to Harvey E. Hull Oct. 22, 1914. A lifetime resident of Wawaka and Cromwell, she was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church and the WSCS. Survivors are three sons, Kenneth and Dean of Rockford, Ill., and Howard of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Groh of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Forrest Kent, Plymouth; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter, Albion, and Harold, Coldwater, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Beard of Kimmell, and Mrs. Cleo Wolf of Wawaka. Funeral Friday at Cromwell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1964
Hull Milton J "Jim", 88, died Monday in his Ligonier residence. He was born July 11, 1908 in Peru to Milton C. and Elsie (Kiser) Hull. On Aug. 15, 1937 in Columbia City he married Catherine Plummer. He was a radio operator for the Indiana State Police and owned and operated Emergency Radio Service Co. in Ligonier since 1947. He was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Tom of Ligonier; a daughter, Virginia Cyrbalist of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; a sister, Martha Lees of Peru; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Private committal service at Oak Park Cemetery later. + 6-10-1997
Hull Richard Truman, 66, of Wolf Lake, died Sept. 7, 1956 in Luckey Hospital. He had resided in Wolf Lake 15 years, formerly operating the Wolf Lake Restaurant. Surviving are the widow, Gladys; two sons, Robert, Silver Lake, and William, Richland Twp, Whitley County; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Gerig, White Pigeon, Mich.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Holly of Denver, Colo., Joseph, Churubusco, and June, Union Twp, Whitley County; and a sister, Mrs. Estella Bear, Warsaw. Services Monday in a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 9-?-1956
Hull Sarah, aged 76 years, 4 months, 12 days, died near Indian Village, Sparta Twp. The funeral took place on Friday from the Baptist Church south of Cromwell. Interment took place in Indian Village Cemetery. She resided there since April 1864. She has been a member of the old school Baptist Church. + 5-5-1889
Hull William, 68, Sparta Twp farmer’s body was found Friday by a neighbor near his home with a shotgun lying by his side. He had ended his life by placing the muzzle of the shotgun in his mouth before discharging the weapon. He was never married and lived alone at his farm home. He had been in ill health, which is believed to have prompted him to end his life. A sister, Mollie Hull and a nephew Harvey Hull, both of Cromwell survive. Funeral Sunday at Cromwell. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 6-?-1933
Hull William R, 63, a member of the Wolf Lake High School "Sweet Sixteen" basketball team of 1941-42, died Sept. 4, 1987 at Whitley County Hospital. A resident of Columbia City, he was born there to Richard Truman and Gladys Luckenbill Hull. While attending Wolf Lake High School, he was a reserve on the Wolves’ basketball team which lost only one game during the ’41-’42 season, to Muncie Burris in the opening round of the final 16 tournament in Indianapolis. Prior to that they had beaten Butler and Fort Wayne Central to win the Fort Wayne Regional. He was married June 16, 1972 to Phyllis (P.J.) Scott. His first marriage was to Mary D. Rex in 1942. An auto mechanic for 33 years, he retired in 1980 from Petro Brothers Chrysler in Warsaw. Surviving are his wife; a son, a daughter, two stepsons and a stepdaughter; three grandchildren; a brother and a sister. Services Monday at DeMoney Grimes Countryside Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 9-4-1987
Hullinger Ethel I, 58, R. 1, Albion, died Thursday in DeKalb Hospital. She was born March 14, 1917 in Albion, the daughter of Guy and Blanche (Tillison) Feightner. She and Guy Hullinger were married Aug. 16, 1942 in Garrett. She was employed at Lyall Electric and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Heileman and Mrs. Wayne Thompson, R. 1, Albion; one son, Gerald, R. 1, Albion; one brother, Kenneth, Garrett; and six grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-?-1975
Hullinger Guy W, 62, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. He was a retired farmer and foundry worker and moved to R. 1, Albion from Garrett in 1951. He was born Sept. 17, 1913 to Carnie and Bessie (Smith) Hullinger in Columbia City. He married Ethel Feightner in Garrett in 1942. She preceded him in death Aug. 21, 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Roberta) Heileman, Mrs. Wayne (Rebecca) Thompson; one son, Gerald, all of R. 1, Albion; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Geraldine Fuller, Nappanee. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 7-22-1976 + 7-?-1976
Hults Morris Gilbert, 79, died Jan. 12, 2003 in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He retired as a physics instructor at Indiana-Purdue University and was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was born in Anderson on Oct. 15, 1923 to Edward and Tirzah (Moss) Hults. He married June Rosemary Trumbull on Feb. 22, 1953 in Churubusco. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Ronald of Churubusco and Norman of Fort Wayne; a brother, Malcolm of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Christopher Barghman and Kule Hults; and great-grandchildren, Katelynne and McKenna Baughman. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Gray, in Dec. 1994. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-14-2003
Hummel Eva, 89, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1885 in Redkey, Ind. to John and Amantha (Hemminger) Green. Her husband, Herman P. Hummel, died in Jan. 1972. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Rensselaer. Surviving is a cousin, Mrs. Sarah H. L. Gordon, Bremen; two nephews, Hilbert Seese, South Bend, and Lloyd Hummel, Bremen. Services in the Lutheran Home chapel Saturday. Burial, Southern Union Cemetery northeast of Bremen. + 9-?-1974
Hummell Warren Samuel, 88, rural Albion, died July 17, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born March 16, 1921 in Braddock, PA., a son of Samuel and Jessie (Richey) Hummell. He married M. Harriett Weist on Nov. 4, 1940 in Cumberland, MD. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and retired in 1984 after 22 years as an electrical inspector for the state of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Albion American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Wesley (Sharon) Hummell of Albion, Reginald of Tensed, Idaho, Kenneth (Jo) of Fort Wayne; and one daughter, Leona Sterling of Eighty Four, PA.; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a half sister and 3 half brothers. Private graveside services at Rose Hill Cemetery. Churubusco News 7-22-2009
Humphrey Maude, 16, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Humphrey, died on Wednesday. Funeral at the residence of her parents yesterday. ^ 9-24-1886
Humphreys Andrew H, who died June 28, 1880 at his home in Ligonier, was born in Clark County, Ohio on Nov. 27, 1811. He married Mary Jones on Feb. 22, 1833, and in Oct. 1834 they, in company with his father, settled at Wolf Lake. At that time there were only 2 white families in Wolf Lake and only 4 white families in Noble Twp, but plenty of Indians. In 1840 he joined the Free Will Baptist Church of Wolf Lake. The first corpse that was deposited in the old cemetery in this place he hauled there, a Mrs. Hanshaw of Port Mitchell, probably in 1835. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters and one son. He maintained ownership of his Wolf Lake homestead, but had lived in Ligonier the last 8 years. Funeral Wednesday at the church at Wolf Lake. + 1880 > 7-8-1880
Humphreys Joseph Maxwell, 79, a resident of this city for nearly half a century and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on Mott St. Thursday due to complications. He was born Aug. 28, 1838 in DeGraft, Logan County, Ohio. He spent the boyhood days of his life at this place and during this time learned the trade of a telegraph operator, which occupation he followed through life. When the Civil War broke out he at once enlisted as a military telegraph operator and served four years in the service of the North. At the close of the war he returned to Ohio, locating at Tiffin where he worked for a short time and then moved to Utah. In 1868 he returned to Indiana and on May 21, 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Cornell, who survives. They had four children, two deceased. They then located at Warsaw where they resided a few months and then moved to Pierceton where they made their home for five years, coming to this city in 1871. + 12-6-1917
Humphreys Mary Jane (Cornell), 94, died at her home, 137 S. Riley St., last night from the infirmities of age. Born Nov. 20, 1837 in Elkhart County, about five miles northeast of Goshen on what was then known and is yet, the "Cornell prairie", but then surrounded by a veritable wilderness inhabited by Indians and wild beasts, she spent her girlhood there. She married Joseph M. Humphreys May 21, 1868, the couple coming to Kendallville soon after. He was a trusted employee of the old GR&I Railway serving as freight agent here for many years. He died thirteen years ago. She had been an active member of the M. E. Church for 78 years, one year longer than the local M. E. Church has been organized, and at her death was the oldest member of the local M. E. Church. + 1931
Humphreys Mary Jane, daughter of Samuel and Mary Jones, was born Jan. 12, 1813 in eastern Tennessee. Later the family moved to Clark County, Ohio, where on Feb. 29, 1833 she married Andrew Humphreys. On Oct. 1 of that year she and her husband and her husband’s family moved to Noble Twp, settling on what is now (1890) known as the Dr. Jones farm, just west of Wolf Lake. The country was new and wild, there being but three families in Wolf Lake, or even in the township, when they came there. Wild beasts and red men were upon every side. Mr. Humphreys entered the land just across the road from where he first lived and which is now owned by Samuel Braden, near the year 1835, which was their home until they moved to Ligonier in 1866 where he died June 28, 1880. She remained there until within the last four years, she has lived with her daughter, where she died. She had two brothers and two sisters, all of whom are dead but one, the youngest, Samuel, living in Wolf Lake. They had four children, the two daughters still living. Samuel Braden, then a boy 15 years old went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys and lived with them as a son until manhood. She was a member of Wolf Lake Free Will Baptist Church where the funeral was conducted. + 6-28-1880 She died Oct. 9, 1890, aged 77 years 8 months and 24 days. One son gave his life for his country and one died at home. Noble Co Democrat 6-24-1891
Humphreys Maude, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Humphreys, died on Wednesday after a severe illness of over four weeks. She was in her 16th year, a member of the senior class of the high school. Funeral at the residence of her parents yesterday. + 1886
Humphreys Max, native and resident of Kendallville many years, died June 11, in his home at Toledo, O., where he had resided the last 15 years. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Humphreys, pioneer residents here, he had been employed in a local lumber company. Surviving are the widow and a sister, Mrs. E. B. Williamson. Funeral in Toledo Friday with graveside services at Lake View Cemetery here. + 6-?-1941
Humphreys Phaortes was born in 1834 in what is now Noble Twp before Noble County was created, one of the first white children born in this county. His parents were Andrew and Mary Humphreys, whose farm was about one mile west of Wolf Lake. He learned the trade of harness maker and was a confiding and unsuspicious person, liable to be over-reached by designing people. On May 27, 1873 he married Lamora King and she and one son are left behind. When the War of the Rebellion broke out he and a younger brother entered the service and did their duty nobly and well. Phaortes was spared, but his brother gave his life for his country. + & ^ No date (2-11-1881)
Humpsbaugher Bertha Ellen, daughter of John and Adeline Amos, was born near Avilla, July 27, 1872 and died at her home in Albion April 15, 1939, being past 66 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Calvan; two daughters, Minnie and Bessie; and two brothers, James E. and Fred. Two granddaughters and one grandson live in Albion. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in Albion. Funeral at U. B. Church, April 17. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1939
Humpsbaugher Calvan was born in Morrow County, Ohio on Aug. 5, 1864 and died at Brimfield, Ind., Oct. 17, 1942, being 78 years 2 months and 12 days of age. His parents were John and Caroline Humpsbaugher, and only one sister, Mrs. Nellie Waldron of Brimfield, survives him; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. William Pratt of Albion. His wife was Birdie Ellen Amos. They lived in Albion many years until her death in April 1939 since which time he has lived with his sister in Brimfield. By occupation he was a butcher and meat cutter. Funeral at Bonham’s Funeral Home on Oct. 20. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1942
Hunnicut Cecil E, 73, died Friday at home. He retired in 1977 as plant supervisor of Imco in Huntington. His wife, Wanda, preceded him in death in 1982, Surviving are six daughters, Phyllis J. Snyder and Judy McMahan, both Rome City, Sally Glossburn, Muncie, Jackie Burnworth, Huntington, Donna Sorg, Fort Wayne, and Vicki Gibson, Ligonier; three sons, Robert E. of Warren, Warren J. of Syracuse, and Ronald D. of Andrews; four brothers and 20 grandchildren. Services today at Bailey-Schafer Memorial Chapel, Huntington. + 10-3-1987
Hunnicutt Virginia I, 82, of rural Fort Wayne, died Nov. 22, 2004 at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1921 in McHenry, N.D., to Arva W. and Emma Jane (Pontzius) Stuver. On Oct. 3, 1945 she married Vaughn E. Hunnicutt. She was employed at Essex Wire for 16 years and volunteered at American Red Cross for 15 years. She was a member of Coventry Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Cindy of Fort Wayne and Craig and Kelly of LaOtto; and 5 grandchildren, Christina, Rachel, Eric, Nicholas and Alexander. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Oscar, George and Clayton Stuver; and a sister, Marie Zink. Services Wednesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ^ 11-23-2004
Hunt Bessie A, 91, died October 2 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Ashley June 15, 1893, the daughter of Sylvester and Eliza (Smith) George. She married Patrick Hunt Nov. 12, 1960, and he died June 14, 1982. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 240, Avilla. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Six sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday. Burial, Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 10-25-1984 + 10-20-1984
Hunt Charles M, 71, of Kendallville, died Wednesday at Caylor-Nickel Clinic Bluffton. He was born in Fort Wayne Oct. 15, 1913 to Byron M. and Cecil P. (Mettler) Hunt. On April 18, 1936 in Columbia City he married Harriet L. Chester. He retired in 1975 from General Electric, Fort Wayne, where he was a machinist. He was a member of the Society of Boonesborough, Frankfort, Ky. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Vonda L. Smith of Kendallville, and Mrs. Ruth (Carna) Krull and Mrs. Tom (Karen) Deller, South Milford; three sons, Todd B. of South Whitley, Kimm L. of South Milford, and Kyle of Kendallville; three sisters, Louise Allen, Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) Johnson, and Mrs. John (Joan) Settle, all Fort Wayne; two brothers, F. Gene Busching of Md., and Robert Busching of Columbia City; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A son, Zane, and a brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 9-18-1985
Hunt Clarence, four-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hunt of Green Twp, died at the home last Saturday of bronchial pneumonia. He had been ill for the past two weeks. + 4-?-1933
Hunt Clay W, about 26, of R. 2, Ligonier, died at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne Jan. 11, 1969. He was born in Allen County March 30, 1942. He was a truck driver and had lived in this community about five months. A Navy veteran serving from 1959 to 1963, he was a son of William J. and Betty L. (Bellinger) Hunt. He was a member of the First Brethren Church. He is survived by one brother, Lee at home; two sisters, Wendy at home, and Mrs. Rebecca Fisher of Portland, Ore.; his grandfather, George Bellinger of Fort Wayne. Services Jan. 14 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 1-?-1969
Hunt Effie, 23 years and 4 months, died in Erie, Pa. Jan. 1, youngest daughter of Mrs. Dilla Hunt. ^ 1-22-1880
Hunt Eva, 78, wife of Frank Hunt, died Friday at her home in Etna Twp, Whitley County nine miles southeast of Cromwell. She was a native of Whitley County and a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Homer of Atlanta, Ga., and Leigh, Fort Wayne attorney; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Fred Sellers of Fort Wayne. Funeral at Henney Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Salem Cemetery near Wilmot. + 4-?-1946
Hunt Frank, 79, died May 10 in Atlanta, Ga., where he had been the past winter with a son, Homer. He had resided in the Etna community a good many years and retired from farming only a few years ago. Surviving is another son, Leigh of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. E. E. Kline of Cromwell, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral today at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery south of Wilmot. + 5-10-1949
Hunt Fred N, 63, of Cromwell, operator of a grocery at Indian Village, whose brother James, 74, of Washington Twp died Wednesday, died last Thursday in Lakeside Hospital at Kendallville. He was a former vice president of the Sparta State Bank at Cromwell, a member of the Cromwell Masonic Lodge and a member of BPOE of Hendersonville, N.C. Several years ago he headed a delegation of about 20 Noble and Whitley County men which participated in the Korean Gold Rush. Surviving are the widow, Nellie; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Fullwood of Hendersonville; a brother, Frank of Whitley County; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Kline of Winona Lake, and Mrs. Minnie Kline of Cromwell; and a grandson. Funeral Sunday at Cromwell. + 8-?-1941
Hunt George W, 62, died last Friday at his home on Water St. from bronchial and heart trouble. He had resided in this county many years. He had been a rural mail carrier for the past few years. He leaves a wife, 2 daughters and one son. Funeral was Sunday at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He was born in LaGrange County Oct. 28, 1844. He died in his own home in Kendallville May 3, 1907. He married Ann Eliza Bryan July 3, 1866 and they had one daughter, Nora E., who survived her father. He married Josephine Sayles Oct. 9, 1877 and they had 2 children, Harry S. and Addie J. He leaves 2 brothers, Oliver D. and Henry S.; and one sister, Emma J. ^ 5-9-1907
Hunt Grace, 88, a native of Lisbon and well-known in this area, died last Wednesday at the Mark Nursing Home in LaGrange. She was the widow of Harvey L. Hunt who died in 1943. She was Lisbon correspondent for The Avilla News for years. Born December 15, 1878, she was the daughter of Edwin and Amy Baughman Ihrie. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A. J. Fryer, Avilla, and a brother, Orrie Ihrie, Kendallville. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ~ 4-20-1967 + 4-?-1967
Hunt Harvey L, 78, died Monday at his home in Lisbon from Bright’s disease. Except for a few years spent in Toledo, Ohio, he had spent his entire life in Noble County. Funeral yesterday at Kendallville. + 9-?-1943
Hunt James, 74, resident of Washington Twp, died early last Wednesday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Minnie Kline at Cromwell. Also surviving are another sister, Mrs. Martha Kline of Winona Lake; two brothers, Frank of Whitley County and Fred of Cromwell. Funeral Friday in Cromwell. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 8-?-1941
Hunt John Edward, 92, formerly a resident of Avilla, died on March 12 at the Wabash Employees’ Hospital at Peru, Ind. His brother, Pat, R. 2, Avilla, is the only member of the large Hunt family surviving. Funeral held Friday at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church, Ft. Wayne. ~ 3-14-1963
Hunt Kirbey, 71, a two-year Avilla resident, having moved here from Fort Wayne, was born May 2, 1904 in Saltlick, Ky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie, in 1969. He was retired from the construction business and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Boggs and Mrs. Kelly Birchnaugh, both of Bluffton, Ohio, and Mrs. Carl Workman, Florida; four sons, Charles, Bluffton, Ohio, Richard, Fort Wayne, Thomas, Valparaiso, and Danny, at home; one sister, Pearl Mudrack, Fort Wayne; one brother, Johnny, Saltlick, Ky.; four grandchildren. Services Friday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Avilla. Burial, Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne, Ohio. ~ 3-18-1976 + 3-?-1976
Hunt Lucinda M, 56, of Kimmell, died Nov. 16, 2011 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was born May 2, 1955 to Carlisle and Martha (Leslie) Miller in Wolf Lake. On April 12, 1975 she married Lester Hunt. She had worked at Courtyard Healthcare in Goshen. Surviving are her husband; 3 children, Shelly Hunt pf Ligonier, Shawn (Michelle) Hunt of Milford, and Shanna (John) Griffith of Cromwell; 6 grandchildren; and 2 siblings. Memorial service Nov. 19 at Yeager Funeral Home. Private cremation at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center. ^ 11-18-2011
Hunt Myrtle, 89, a native of Steuben County, left Fort Wayne 10 years ago to live in Arroya Grande, Calif. She formerly lived in Fort Wayne and Stroh. Services were April 9 in St. Patrick’s Church. Surviving are two sons, Frank, Las Vegas, Nev.; and John, Arroyo Grande; a stepson, Hubert Hunt in Montana; three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Hunt, Avilla, Mrs. Dora Miller, Pleasant Lake and Mrs. Mable Riggler, Bronson, Mich. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 4-26-1973 + 4-?-1973
Hunt Nelle, 83, of Indianapolis, died in an Indianapolis hospital Thursday. She formerly resided in Cromwell. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anne Hunt of Indianapolis; and a grandson. Services Sunday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Salem Cemetery at Wilmot. + 9-?-1960
Hunt Patrick C, 89, Avilla resident, died Monday at Sacred Heart Home. He was born in Fort Wayne September 30, 1892, the son of Patrick and Rose (Miller) Hunt. He married Bessie George November 12, 1960 in Avilla. She survives. He was preceded in death by five brothers. He was a carpenter and was owner of Hunt’s Sinclair Service Station on S. Main St. in Avilla for many years. He was a member of the Avilla American Legion, Post 240, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and was a veteran of WW I. Services Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 6-17-1982 He married Tressa Perkins in 1920. She died of cancer in 1948. ~ 7-1-1982 + 6-14-1982
Hunt Pauline Jeannette, 92, died April 10 at Sacred Heart Home. A victim of Alzheimer’s disease, she lived in Dayton, Ohio, before moving to Indiana and was a member of Victory United Methodist Church in Dayton. Born Oct. 3, 1894 in West Farmington, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carl and Cassie Mae (Gould) Hatch. She married Dwight Wilson Hunt June 10, 1914. He died March 19, 1974. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Bisel, Auburn, and Marilyn Brentlinger of Shaker Heights, Ohio; six grandchildren, Sharon Miller and Mark Kuechler of Auburn, David and Sara Brentlinger of Washington D.C., Paula Brentlinger of El Salvador, and Marcia Tompkins of Lone Jack, Miss.; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Myrtle Korsmeyer Wilson of Venice, Fla. One sister preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. ~ 4-16-1987 + 4-10-1987
Hunt Thomas A, 75, a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, died. Services were held at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church Wednesday. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. He had been an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 36 years, retiring in 1935. He was a member of St. Hyacinth Church, its Holy Name Society, the Moose Lodge, the Pennsylvania Relief Association and the BLE. His wife, Mathilda, died in 1923. He was a brother of Pat Hunt north of Avilla. ~ 3-29-1951
Hunt Tressa, 49, of Avilla, died Friday in the McCray Hospital. Surviving are the husband, Patrick; a sister, Mrs. Lilia Smith, and her father, J. Perkins, both of near Ashley, and a brother Warnie Perkins of Goshen. Funeral Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 2-12-1948
Hunt William J, 62, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He lived in Kendallville a short time, coming from Churubusco. He was born in New Castle Feb. 18, 1916 to Byron M. and Cecila (Mettler) Hunt. He married Betty Bellinger June 6, 1941. Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Rebecca) Fisher, Glens Falls, N.Y.; Mrs. Ted (Wendy) Ragan, Perrysburg, Ohio; one son, Lee, Churubusco; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Allen, Mrs. Joan Settle and Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, all of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Charles, Kendallville, Gene Busching, Wheaton, Md., and Robert Busching, Columbia City; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by one son, Clay, in 1969. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. ~ 10-12-1978 + 10-?-1978
Hunter Clifford W, 92, of Reddick, Fla., and formerly of Rome City, died Friday at Ocala Health Care Center, Ocala, Fla. He was born April 3, 1893 in LaGrange County to Charles R. and Mary (Tice) Hunter. A carpenter, he moved from Rome City to Fla. in 1954. Surviving are a son, Phillip of Granger; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter and two brothers preceded him in death. Graveside services Thursday at Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. + 1-3-1986
Hunter David, 59, died Saturday from a heart attack. Funeral was Monday from the Wilmot Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. He was married about 30 years ago to Estella Brumbaugh and the couple resided in Whitley County several years before locating in Noble County. Surviving are the widow; 2 children, Walter Hunter and Mrs. Hazel Weimer of Noble County; 4 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Siegel of Wilmot, and Clarence of Calif. ^ 8-28-1934
Hunter Dixie Lee, 63, died Oct. 14, 2000 at her Wolcottville home. She was born March 18, 1937 in Kendallville to Ray and Addie (Reade) Hart. She married Walter N. Hunter on Feb. 22, 1958. She was a member of LaGrange Legion Post 215 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Joseph of LaGrange and Andrew of Shipshewana; 2 brothers, Jackie Hart of Kendallville and Galen Hart of Granger; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Services Wednesday at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 10-16-2000
Hunter Floyd, 45, a former resident of Wawaka, who left Ligonier three months ago, died at Tucson, Ariz. last week. The widow, six daughters and three sons survive. Funeral at Cosperville Baptist Church Saturday. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 12-?-1938
Hunter George Howard, 72, of Marion, Ohio, died May 5, 2006 at his home. He was a former employee of the Old Crown Brewery in Fort Wayne and retired from Hubert Shovel Co. in Marion. He was a Seventh Day Adventist, born July 5, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio to Cashus and Francis (Rammer) Hunter. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Audrey and Gary Strodtman of Auburn and Rosalie and John Fugate of Auburn; 4 grandchildren, Shannon Rowe, Molly Rosenbury, James Hunter and Tiffany Fugate; 8 great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Pearl McKenny. Memorial service Saturday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-19-2006
Hunter Mary Ann, Kendallville, died today. She was born at 12:10 a.m., the daughter of Russell and Wilma L. (Hall) Hunter. Other survivors include two brothers, Marty Allen 7, and Michael 4; grandparents, Clifford and Lorenda Hall, Hindman, Ky., and Walter Hunter, Kendallville. Graveside services Friday at Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Hunter Mildred, 7 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunter, died Saturday at the family home near Diamond Lake. Funeral this afternoon. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 2-3-1930 Contributed by Judy Richter
Hunter Nina V, 82, Ligonier, was dead on arrival Feb. 23 at Goshen General Hospital. She was born July 25, 1894 in Noble County to John and Eleanor (Lamb) Frick. She married Lloyd Hunter in LaGrange County. He died in 1938. She was a licensed practical nurse and lived in the Ligonier area 38 years, moving from LaGrange County. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Lloyd Jr., Fort Myers, Fla.; six daughters, Mrs. Charles (Eleanor) Price, Syracuse, Mrs. Robert (Lavancha) Inks, Floral Park, Long Island, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Renner, Ligonier, Mrs. Raymond (Helen) Sylvester, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Walter (June) Klausing, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Robert (Lois) Snowberger, Ligonier; 35 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded her in death. Funeral Feb. 26 in Werker-Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sloan Cemetery. + 2-23-1977
Hunter Roman L "Jake", 56, died Sunday in LaGrange County Hospital of lung cancer. He was born Aug. 8, 1915 in Noble County to Lloyd and Nina Hunter and was a lifelong resident of this vicinity. He was employed as a brick mason and carpenter. He is survived by the mother; six sisters, Mrs. Lavancha Inks, New York, Mrs. Ed Price and Mrs. Robert Snowberger, Syracuse, Mrs. Gerald Renner, Ligonier, Mrs. Raymond Sylvester, Fort Wayne ,and Mrs. June Klausing, Peoria, Ill., and one brother, Loyd Jr., Fort Myers, Fla. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Sloan Cemetery, east of Topeka. + 9-?-1971
Hunter Ruth, 432 N. Wood St., died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday at Old Regular Baptist Church at Lisbon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1973
Hunter Velma Marie, 93, died Oct. 18, 2007 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was employed with J.C. Penney for 20 years. A 1931 graduate of Avilla High School, she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. She was born in Avilla on Nov. 5, 1913 to Charles and Matilda (Housholder) Wolf. She married William Hunter on July 22, 1964 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. He died in 1989. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Marlo Munk of Albion; grandchildren, Shane and Rachel Munk and Randy and Dawn Brewer; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Scout, Shaydon and Sydney Munk, Shauna Brewer and Dameon and Ian Brewer; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shultz of Mishawaka; a sister, Doris Johnson of Auburn. She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Shultz, in 1992. Graveside services Saturday at Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 10-19-2007
Hunter Walker, 72, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Saturday at McCray Hospital. Born in Floyd County, Ky., Dec. 27, 1912, he was the son of Benjamin and Maude (Hamilton) Hunter. On June 26, 1933 in Kentucky, he married Ruth Tackett who died March 18, 1974. He moved from Kentucky to Kendallville 18 years ago and was a retired coal miner and foundry worker. Surviving are seven daughters, Lorene Griffith, Garrett, Ky., Burma Gamble, Corunna, Brenda Sparkman, Anderson, Elsie Ousley, Joan Ousley, Wanda Fannin and Barbara Hunter of Kendallville; six sons, Otis of Garrett, Gary of Corunna, Clifford, Russell and Danny of Kendallville, and Roger of Auburn; two sisters, Mae Mosley of Allen, Ky., and Nancy Tackett of Harold, Ky.; six brothers, Ora of Ypsilanti, Mich., Charles, Robert, Lawrence, Willie and John, of Harold Ky.; 31 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-11-1985
Hunter William Elden, 43, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Ligonier. He is survived by his widow, several children, several brothers and sister, and his mother. Funeral will be Friday at Kendallville. + 1-?-1968
Hunter William M, 68, Kendallville, died Jan. 20 in McCray Hospital. He was born in Decatur Nov. 22, 1920, the son of Joseph and Frances (Baker) Hunter. He married Velma Wolf July 20, 1946. He was retired from J. O. Mory Store in South Milford, National Mill Supply Co. and Central Supply, both in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla, Moose Lodge No. 1031 and Elks No. 1194, Kendallville, and Avilla American Legion Post #240. Surviving are his wife; a stepdaughter, Nancy Yates of Albion; a stepson, Thomas E. Shultz of Mishawaka; two brothers, James of Decatur, and Jack of Bluffton; and two step-grandchildren. Services Jan. 24 in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 1-31-1989 + 1-20-1989
Huntsman Anson L, about 82, (b. 1-26-1887) died Feb. 19, 1967 at McCray Hospital. He was born on the farm where he had lived all his life, a son of George and Susana Hosler Huntsman. He married Carrie Krieger April 1908. She died Jan. 7, 1964. He served two terms as a Noble County commissioner, was a member of the first county selective service draft board, and was one of the original directors and organizers of the Noble County REMC. Surviving are one son, Carl, the owner of the Burr Oak Store; one daughter, Mrs. Nelson (Margaret) Roscoe of Albion; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1967
Huntsman Carl G, 80, of Albion, died Tuesday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born June 30, 1909 in Noble County, the son of Anson and Carrie (Krieger) Huntsman. On Oct. 1, 1932 he married Helen Miller. He had lived in Noble County and in Burr Oak. He was a farmer. During WW II he was employed by B&O Railroad, Garrett, and later owned and operated the Burr Oak Store from 1959 until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of Albion Masonic Lodge No. 97, Burr Oak Baptist Church and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Cynthia) Aller of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Richard (Anne) Simon of Kendallville; three sons, Steve of Minneapolis, Minn., Joe of Albion, and Hugh of Lyons, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Nelson (Margaret) Roscoe of Albion; and 12 grandchildren. Services Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-7-1989
Huntsman Carrie A (b. 2-9-1887) died Jan. 7, 1964 at the Hocker Memorial Nursing Home in Wolf Lake. She is survived by the husband, Anson; one son, Carl; one daughter, Mrs. Nelson (Margaret) Roscoe; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Milo Krieger of Albion, Cloyd Krieger of Churubusco, Fred Krieger of South Milford and Voyle Krieger of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one sister, Mrs. Fary Baker of Albion. Funeral today at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1964
Huntsman Emmaretta (Ott), widow of William Huntsman, died at her home 4 miles south of Albion Jan. 14, 1946. She was born Sept. 16, 1880 and was past 65 years of age. Her husband died in Oct. 1936. Two children have died, Ross at age of 21 days, and Martha in 1939. She is survived by 10 children, Raymond, Fern, and Donnabelle at home, Hays, Robert, Mrs. Rolla Weber, Mrs. Beryl DeCamp, Mrs. James Winebrenner and Mrs. James Cole, all of Albion, and Mrs. Warren Johnson of Benton, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Archie Friskney of Albion, Mrs. Leo Gaff of Auburn, Mrs. George Edwards of Englewood, Calif., Jesse Ott of Albion, Clinton Ott of Fort Wayne, and Rev. William Ott of Plymouth. For many years she was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church where funeral was held Jan. 17. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1946
Huntsman Fern M, about 47, (b. 7-17-1901) of three miles south of Albion, died April 5, 1949 at McCray Hospital. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church where funeral will be held Thursday. Surviving are three brothers and six sisters, Raymond, Robert, Hays, Mrs. Rollie Weber, Mrs. Beryl DeCamp, Mrs. James Winebrenner, Mrs. James Cole and Miss Donna Huntsman, all of Albion, and Mrs. Warren Johnson of Benton, Ind. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1949
Huntsman Hays O, 53, (b. 8-7-1909 - d. 5-31-1963) died Friday in his home. Surviving are the widow, the former Erma Williamson; a daughter Linda; two brothers, Raymond, R. 2, Albion, and Robert, Santa Ana, Calif.; and six sisters, Mrs. Cleo Weber, Mrs. Lydia Cole, Mrs. Wilda DeCamp, Mrs. Lavon Winebrenner and Miss Donnabelle Huntsman, all Albion, and Mrs. Blanch Johnson, Benton. Funeral Monday in Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1963
Huntsman Helen E, 96, died July 26, 2007 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1930 and worked at NIPSCO in Auburn. Following her marriage, she and her husband owned and operated the Burr Oak Store for 15 years. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church. She was born June 25, 1911 to Joe and Ethel (Close) Miller. She married Carl G. Huntsman on Oct. 1, 1932 in Albion. He died Nov. 7, 1989. Surviving are 3 sons, Steven Huntsman of Burnsville, Minn., Joe and Beverly Huntsman of Albion and Hugh Huntsman of Lyons, Col.; 2 daughters, Cynthia and Thomas Haller of Fort Wayne and Anne and Richard Simon of Kendallville; a sister, Joanne and Jim Fitch of Auburn; a brother, David and Ruth Miller of Auburn; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lela Rathard; and 2 brothers, Donald and Richard Miller. Services Sunday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-27-2007
Huntsman Jean L, 70, died March 28, 2000 in DeKalb Hospital. She was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Burr Oak to Verlin B. and Marie H. (Brackney) Huntsman. Disabled, she was a 1947 graduate of Wolf Lake High School and a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Larry of Albion; and a sister, Mrs. George (Rosalie) Marshall of Kimmell. Services Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-28-2000
Huntsman Marie H, 77, died Friday (d. 7-9-1976) at Whitley County Hospital. She resided at R. 2, Albion. She was born Jan. 20, 1899, the daughter of Mahue and Nellie (Ott) Brackney. She was married Dec. 8, 1917 to Verlin Huntsman. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. George (Rosalie) Marshall, R. 1, Kimmell, and Miss Jean, Albion; one son, Larry, Albion; one brother, Harry, Albion; and four grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Noble Twp Farm Bureau and Burr Oak Baptist Church where funeral will be Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1976
Huntsman Martha Susanna, daughter of William and Emmaretta Huntsman, was born near Albion Oct. 19, 1906, and was one of 12 children in the family. A brother, Ross, died as an infant, and the father died Oct. 6, 1936. She is survived by 3 brothers and 7 sisters, Hays, Raymond and Robert, Mrs. Rolla Weber, Mrs. James Winebrenner, Mrs. Beryl DeCamp, Mrs. James Cole, Fern and Donnabelle, all of Albion, and Mrs. Warren Johnson of Benton, Ind. At the age of about 10 years she united with the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. For about ten years she has been an employee of the Wirk Garment Co. On July 9 the end came after after an hour’s illness with a heart attack. She was 32 years, 8 months and 29 days of age. Funeral at Burr Oak Church July 12. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1939
Huntsman Mertis Viola, daughter of James and Elizabeth Winebrenner of Noble Twp, was born July 16, 1868, being one of seven children, and died Aug. 30, 1920, aged 52 years, one month and 14 days. She was married to Elza Huntsman April 7, 1890 and they began housekeeping in Green Twp, but after a few years moved to Noble Twp. Seventeen years ago they moved on the farm south of Burr Oak where they lived at the time of her death. They had five children, Mrs. Flossie Fern Edsall, Mrs. Burnis Laree Mawhorter, Mrs. Beulah E. Hile, Verlin Bernell Huntsman and Miss Ruby Waneta Huntsman, all of near Burr Oak, Ruby still at home. She is also survived by three grandchildren; four brothers and one sister, Harvey of Burr Oak, Albert of Merriam, Curtis of Green Twp, John of Jefferson Twp and Mrs. Harley Haney of near Merriam. She united with Burr Oak Baptist Church May 18, 1894, where funeral was held Sept. 1. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1920
Huntsman Raymond J, about 57, of R. 2, Albion, died April 11, 1969 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born July 28, 1911 on the farm where he lived at the time of his death, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William (Emma Ott) Huntsman. He owned and operated the R. J. Huntsman Pony Farm. He was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church, Noble County Saddle Club, Noble and LaGrange County Trotting Associations. Surviving are a brother, Robert of Whittier, Calif.; four sisters, Miss Donnabelle who made her home with her brother; Mrs. Warren (Blanch) Johnson of Benton, Ind., Mrs. James (Lavon) Winebrenner, and Mrs. James (Lydia) Cole of Albion. Funeral Sunday in Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1969
Huntsman Riley, 84, a former Noble County resident, died at his home in Keyson, Col., Feb. 10 of paralysis. He and his family lived in Noble County until about 35 years ago when they moved to Col. He was a brother of the late George Huntsman of Green Twp and is survived by his wife, Sarah, who is a sister of Charles Moore of Green Twp; and one sister, Mrs. J. M. Moore of Kendallville. + 2-?-1933
Huntsman Todd, son of Larry and Sandra (Denney) Huntsman, R. 2, Albion, died Friday in McCray Hospital where he had been born 10 hours earlier. He is survived by one sister, Debbie and one brother, Leon both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Huntsman, R. 2, Albion, and Mr. and Mrs. Arvil Denney, R. 1, Kimmell. Graveside services today in Merriam Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1971
Huntsman Verlin was born June 8, 1897 and died April 2, 1977. Service at Burr Oak Church April 5. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1977
Huntsman Wallace Wade, 76, died Friday night at his home in Wolf Lake. He had been a resident at Rome City for many years, moving to Wolf Lake less than two years ago. He is survived by the widow, Lillie; and two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Hilbert, Rushville, and Mrs. Glen Litten, Anderson; and six grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1933
Huntsman William H was born to George and Susanah Huntsman on Nov. 25, 1875. There were nine children in the family, five of whom together with the parents have died. A brother, Anson; and two sisters, Mrs. Vern Strouse and Mrs. Dan Harlan survive him. He married Emmaretta Ott on Oct 3, 1896. One son, Ross, died as a baby, while 11 children survive. They are Hays, Raymond and Robert, Wilda, Donnabelle, Lydia, Martha, Fern, Mrs. Jim Winebrenner, Mrs. Warren Johnson and Mrs. Rollin Weber. Eleven grandchildren survive. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. His whole life was spent on the farm where he was born. Some time ago he suffered a heart attack, followed by pneumonia, from which he died Oct. 6, being 60 years, 10 months and 11 days of age. Funeral from Burr Oak Church Oct. 9. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1936
Hurley Louis J, 82, Kissimmee, Fla., died August 11, 2008 in the Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont, Fla. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School and retired from Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne with 32 years of service. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Kissimmee. On Jan. 9, 1926 in North Manchester he was born to Curtis and Alma (Roye) Hurley. On July 21, 1946 he married Shirley Pendry. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Sandra and Bob Bruce, Fort Wayne, JoEllen and Don Mahan, Marion, Md., and LuAnn Muesing, Kendallville; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mona Howard of North Judson. Services Aug. 19 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. Albion New Era 8-20-2008
Hurley Theodore Philip, 76, of Thorncreek Twp, Whitley County, died July 17, 2004 at the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. He was born April 18, 1928 in North Manchester, a son of Curtis and Alma (Royer) Hurley. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. On April 2, 1948 he married Theodora "Fig" Trimmer. She died March 6, 2002. A farmer, he drove school bus for Thorncreek School for many years and was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ and Wolf Lake Lions Club. Surviving are 3 sons, David (Julia), Ted (Kay) and Jeff Hurley; 2 daughters, Linda Pettigrew and Joan (Jim) Western, all of Columbia City; 17 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Louis (Shirley) Hurley of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Mona Howard of North Judson. Funeral July 21 at Sparta United Church of Christ. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery with military rites. ^ 7-21-2004
Hurni Geraldine G, 85, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 24, 1910 in Kendallville to Edward and Addie (Miller) Haynes. Her first husband, Keith Seymoure, died in 1967, and her second husband, Willard L. Hurni, died in 1984. She was a former employee of the J. C. Penney Co. in Albion and a retired employee of the Noble County Co-op. Surviving are 4 stepchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-22-1996
Hursey Dale L, 95, formerly of R. 1, Cromwell, died Tuesday at the Indiana Veteran’s Home, Lafayette. He was born Aug. 29, 1893 in Cosperville, the son of William H. and Ida J. (Beam) Hursey. On June 11, 1942, he married Inez Norval in Kakoka, Mo. A lifetime Noble County resident, he was a retired farmer, a WW I Army veteran, a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Masonic Lodge, 705, both Cromwell. Surviving are his wife in Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy (Clevia) Rader of Greeneville, Tenn.; two sons, Darwin of Cisco, Ill., and Dick of Ligonier; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-13-1988
Hursey Darrel E, 63, of Cromwell, was dead on arrival Friday at McCray Hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Loup City, Neb. to Orman and Inez (Norval) Hursey. His mother and stepfather, Inez and Dale Hursey, survive in Lafayette. On March 17, 1946 in Cromwell he married Lillian Umbaugh, who survives. He moved to Cromwell from Ligonier in 1960. He was a WW II Marine veteran. For 24 years he managed the Legion Mobile Station in Cromwell and most recently managed Hursey Marina near Lake Wawasee. He was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church, West Noble American Legion Post 243, Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club, Noble County Civil Defense, Stone’s Trace Historical Society, and Noble County Historical Society. He was president of Cromwell Businessmen’s Association, and a former Sparta Twp trustee. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Tom (Clevia) Rader of Greeneville, Tenn.; and two brothers, Darwin of Cisco, Ill., and Richard of Ligonier. Three brothers preceded him in death. Memorial services Wednesday in Cromwell United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-16-1988
Hursey Dwain "Bill", 55, R. 1, Cromwell, died Sunday at VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 5, 1931 to James O. and Inez (Norval) Hursey. On Feb. 14, 1952 he married Caralee J. Ott in Kimmell. He worked as a barber for many years in Cromwell and was part owner of Hursey Home Maintenance Co. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II and a member of Cromwell American Legion Post 421. He attended Wawasee Lakeside Chapel. Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia L. Stout of Bradenton, Fla.; three sons, Clinton D., Harlan N., and Timothy J., all Cromwell; one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Clevia) Rader of Greeneville, Tenn.; three brothers, Darrel and Richard of Cromwell, and Darwin of Cisco, Ill.; and six grandchildren; his mother and stepfather, Inez and Dale Hursey of Lafayette. Two brothers preceded him in death. A memorial celebration will be Saturday at Wawasee Lakeside Chapel. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-13-1987
Hursey Edgar A, 82, died Dec. 25, 1999 in Kingston of Ligonier. He was born May 19, 1917 in Cromwell to Vern and Pearl (Crow) Hursey. He married Hilda Smith in 1952 and she died in 1985. He married Maxine Palmer in February 1990. A lifetime area farmer, he was a member of Ligonier Church of Christ, Cromwell American Legion and served on West Noble school board 1964-1972. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Linda Wolf of Indianapolis and Lue Ann Edwards of Ligonier; 2 sons, Mark of Ligonier and John of San Jose, Calif.; 3 stepsons; 6 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-25-1999
Hursey Frank L, 92, R. 1, died today in Goshen Hospital. Born Nov. 16, 1879 in Noble County, he was the son of Simon and Isabella (Kiser) Hursey. He married Iddie Moore Beazel. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired school teacher and builder. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the Masonic Lodge, both Cromwell. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Martha) Beconodich, Sunnyvale, Calif.; three sons, Woodward, Lincoln Park, Mich., Donald, Orlando, Fla., and Melbourne, Cromwell; one brother, Raymond, Jonesville, Mich.; one stepson, Howard A. Beazel, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren. Services at Ulrey Funeral Home, Cromwell, Saturday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Hursey Gail D, 61, of Ligonier, died April 15, 2008 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She and her husband operated Hursey Garage & Mercantile in Cromwell for many years. She was a member of Stone's Trace Historical Society and the Ligonier Presbyterian Church. She was born Feb. 3, 1947 in Goshen to Graydon and Helen (Smith) Blue. She married Steve Hursey on June 23, 1968. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Brent Montgomery of Ligonier and Gretchen and Justin Herbaugh of Huntingburg; a grandson, Garrett Herbaugh; and 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce Blue and Rita and Don Dodds of Ligonier. Services Friday at Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-17-2008
Hursey Harlan N, 44, died June 3, 2002 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was co-owner of Hursey Construction in Cromwell and also operated a lawn care service. He was a graduate of Wawasee High School and a member of Lakeside Chapel. He was born June 24, 1957 in LaGrange to Dwain "Bill" and Caralee (Ott) Hursey. His father died Sept. 13, 1987. He married Renee Anglin Oct. 15, 1977. Surviving are his mother in Syracuse; his wife; a daughter, Samantha, and a son, Curtis, both of Syracuse; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Clinton and Johanna of Larwill and Timothy of Syracuse; a sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Meadlowlark Lemon of Scottsdale, Ariz. Memorial services Sat. at Wawasee Lakeside Chapel. Burial later in Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-5-2002
Hursey Helena Belle, 92, of Ligonier, died of complications Tuesday in McDonald Hospital, Warsaw. Born Aug. 10, 1864 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Harmon and Mary Frances (Hindman) Gerkin. On July 24, 1886 she was married to H. Verner Hursey. A member of the Methodist Church, she lived most of life in Noble County. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. C. Ziesel of Ligonier; a son, Dr. V. G. Hursey of Milford; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Brown of Pierceton; 3 granddaughters and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral today at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1956
Hursey Hilda J, 61, of R. 1, Ligonier, died Friday at Goshen Hospital. She was born April 28, 1924 in Noble County to Ralph R. and Ruth (Harper) Smith. On July 29, 1946 she married Robert R. Wolf in Indianapolis. He died in 1947. On June 22, 1952 she married Edgar Hursey in Ligonier. A lifetime county resident, she was a registered nurse at Goshen General Hospital, a member of the Ligonier Church of Christ and Stones’ Trace Historical Society. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Linda Wolf of Logansport, and Mrs. Terry (LueAnn) Edwards, Ligonier; and two sons, John and Mark Hursey, Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Ike (Arlene) Dallas of Wolcottville; and four grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Ligonier Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-1-1985
Hursey Homer Calvin, 68, died Monday at his home from an apparent heart attack. He resided on R. 3, Columbia City in Thorncreek Twp at Five Points. He was born April 2, 1920 in Etna-Troy Twp, a son of Charles and Elizabeth Miller Hursey. On Nov. 22, 1934 he married Mabel Brown. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a truck driver for several firms, including Morsches Lumber Co. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. James (Juanita) Jackson, R. 4, Albion, Mrs. Edmund (Sharon) Harrison, R. 3, Columbia City, Mrs. Cecil (Mildred) Harrison, R. 8, Columbia City; a son, Homer Jr., R. 3, Columbia City; a stepson, Franklin Nickolson, R. 3, Columbia City; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother Dale, Kuhn Lake, Kosciusko County. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Services at Hollingsworth Chapel, Columbia City, today. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 11-?-1978
Hursey Ida Jane (Beam), 91, died June 14 at Elkhart General Hospital following a fall in which she received a broken hip. She was born Dec. 27, 1861 and was a native of Elizabeth, Ind. On March 16, 1886 she married William H. Hursey, who died Aug. 15, 1932. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Seven children were born and five survive, Dale of Cromwell, Mrs. Charles Zentz of South Bend, Mrs. Frank Babcock of Elkhart, Mrs. George Poyser of Cromwell, and J. O. Hursey of Columbia City; along with a sister, Mrs. Minnie Earnhart of Harrisburg, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1953
Hursey Iddie E, 100, died April 6, at McCray Hospital. She was born July 3, 1881 in Cromwell to Marion and Ida M. (Conner) Moore. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Arthur Beazel and Frank Hursey. Surviving are a son, Howard Beazel of Quartz Hill, Calif.; a sister, Velma Holler of Rocky Ford, Colo.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Lutheran Home chapel. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-6-1982
Hursey Inez N, 90, formerly of R. 1, Cromwell, died Sunday at the Indiana Veterans Home in Lafayette. She had lived in the Cromwell area since 1934, having moved from Arcadia, Neb. Born April 8, 1899 in Hastings, Neb., she was the daughter of Walter and Anna (Brooks) Norval. On June 11, 1942 in Kakoka, Mo., she married Dale Hursey, who died in 1988. She was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Darwin of Pesotum, Ill., and Dick of Ligonier; one daughter, Mrs. Tommy (Clevia) Rader of Greeneville, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Four sons, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-17-1989
Hursey Isa, 66, died March 3 at McCray Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Frank; three sons, Woodward, Merchant Marine, Donald, Wyandotte, Mich., Merburn, Syracuse; one daughter, Martha, Woman’s Marine Corps Reserve; one brother; two sisters and eight grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1946
Hursey James O, 62, died Tuesday in the Irvin Nursing Home, Columbia City. He was born Jan. 17, 1895 in Cromwell, the son of William and Ida Jane (Beam) Hursey. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. He was married to Florence Rollins of Avilla September 6, 1941, who survives, with five sons, Darrell and Warren of Kendallville, Darwin of Kimmell, William of Cromwell, and Richard of Ligonier; two stepsons, Charles Rollins of Fort Wayne, and Eugene Rollins of Columbus, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Clevia) Finnestadt, DeKalb, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Dale of Cromwell; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Poyser of Cromwell, Mrs. Mary Babcock of Elkhart, and Mrs. Charles Zentz of Mishawaka. They spent most of their lives on a farm in the Albion community. Services Friday in the J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 5-23-1957 + 5-?-1957
Hursey John H was born in Delaware County, O., Oct. 9, 1844; died Jan. 26, 1899 age 54 years 4 months 11 days. Settler of 31 years. ^ 6-9-1899
Hursey John M, 77y3m5d, son of Henry S. and Elizabeth C. Hursey, was born at Zanesville, Ohio, Oct. 25, 1840, and died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1918 at his home 2 1/2 miles east of Ligonier. He was the eldest of 5 children, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Gard of Tobosco, Ohio, Mrs. Nancy Schwab of Albion, Mrs. Hannah Morrison of Zanesville, Ohio, and Mrs. Elisabeth Cunningham of Iowa. At the age of 18, he united with the Lutheran Church. He came to Indiana while in early manood and was married to Miss Jane. Vondersmith. To this union was born one son, Verner, who resides near Cromwell. After the death of his first wife, he married Mrs. Elitha Roe, Nov. 14, 1865. Three children were born to this union, Nelson, Charles and Elizabeth, with whom he has lived the past 3 years since the death of his wife.  Left to mourn are an aged stepmother, Mrs. Fanny Hursey of Cromwell who has past her ninety-frst birthday; 4 children, Vernon Hursey of Cromwell, Nelson of Portland, Oregon, Charles of Chicago and Mrs. Frank Bortner of Ligonier; 3 stepchildren, Mrs. William Showalter, William Roe and Oliver Roe; 2 half-brothers, William Hursey and Lemuel of Cromwell, 2 half-sisters, Mrs. John Maggert of Cromwell, Mrs. Adam Kistler of near Albion, and Mrs. David Mier of California; one stepsister, Mrs. Seth Hill of Cromwell, and 11 grandchildren. * Liognier Leader 2-7-1918 Contributed by Margaret Ott
Hursey John Newell, 80, died at the Noble County Infirmary June 12 due to senility and complications. He was born near Cromwell in 1858 and had lived in the community all his life until two years ago when he entered the county home. A number of years ago he served as a deputy sheriff of Noble County. He was never married and is survived by a brother, George of Syracuse. Funeral in Cromwell. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Hursey Lemuel A, 87, a lifelong resident of Sparta Twp, died Monday in his home here. Survivors include his widow, Zula; two sons, Vern and Orval of Cromwell; three daughters, Mrs. Alexine Heintzelman of Cromwell, Mrs. Celia Ramsby of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Theresa Norris of near Albion; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Iddie Yeager of Oregon City, Ore. He was a retired carpenter and for many years also operated a cider press and cane mill here. Funeral Wednesday from L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1954
Hursey Leone, 29, died Tuesday at Wolf Lake Hospital. She was the widow of Loren Hursey, who died 2 years ago. Surviving are the father, Lawrence E. Jones of Churubusco; a brother and 2 sisters. Funeral Friday in United Brethren Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 12-?-1945
Hursey Lewis R, 85 years of age on Aug. 9, East Gary, Ind., died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Louise Menzie in South Bend on Sept. 16, having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Monday. He was a brother of the late Stephen Hursey of Cromwell, born in Sparta Twp and residing in and near Cromwell a number of years before moving to East Gary. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Kammer of Valparaiso, Mrs. Ethel Emmons of East Gary, and Mrs. Louise Menzie of South Bend; a son, Luster of East Gary; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nephews, including Gary Mayfield of Lake Wawasee, Walter Smalley and Clyde Ruby of Ligonier, George Ruby of Syracuse, William Ruby, Cromwell, and a niece, Mrs. Dolly Lindsey of Cromwell. Funeral in East Gary today with burial in that city. + 9-16-1952
Hursey Lottie, 60, died at her home in Orland, Fla. on June 2 from a heart attack. Surviving are her husband, Donald; and 6 children. She was the daughter-in-law of Frank L. Hursey, Cromwell. + 6-2-1972
Hursey Mabel, 74, R. 4, Albion, died June 25, 1982 at her residence. She was born in Noble County to Silas and Maude Gard Brown, and on Nov. 22, 1934 married Homer C. Hursey, a native of Etna in Whitley County. He died in 1978. Before moving to her present residence she had resided at Five Points, Thorncreek Twp, Whitley, County for 27 years. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge Auxiliary Lodge No. 1906 in Columbia City. Surviving are a son, Homer Jr., Columbia City; three daughters, Mrs. Edmund (Sharon) Harrison, R. 3, Columbia City, Mrs. James (Juanita) Jackson, R. 4, Albion, and Mrs. Cecil (Mildred) Harrison, R. 8, Columbia City; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eva Keifer, Columbia City. Services Monday in Hollingsworth Chapel. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 6-25-1982
Hursey Mabel, 87, Ligonier, died Wednesday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. She was born May 14, 1888 in York Twp to Finley and Samantha (Waltman) Fuller. She was a lifetime area resident. One son, one sister and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Bertha) Smith, Ligonier; one son, Durward, Trenton, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Dazey, Albion; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Hursey Marion C (b. 8-14-1881), a former resident of Noble County, died Feb. 28, 1964 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Smith of Van Wert, Ohio. He is also survived by a son, Durwood of Trenton, Mich.; two brothers, Frank of Cromwell; and Ray of Janesville, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1964
Hursey Melbourne L, 88, died Aug. 26, 2003 at Elkhart Rehabilitation Center. He was a carpenter in Cromwell and Syracuse and last worked at Dexter Axle in Elkhart. He was born Oct. 14, 1914 in Cromwell to Frank and Ida Hursey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, in 1999; a daughter, Marsha Brown; and 3 brothers. Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Valanda of Calif.; a son, Kent of Elkhart; and 5 grandchildren. Graveside services at Sparta Cemetery later. ^ 8-28-2003
Hursey Mirom, 52, was killed near his home in Detroit Thursday. He and another man had started to work when, in crossing railroad tracks, their car was struck by a fast train and both men were killed. Funeral in Sparta Church Sunday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1934
Hursey Neva, 82, died Sunday at Goshen Hospital. She was born in Noble County Feb. 1, 1902, the daughter of Walter and Nancy (Knight) Clouse. In Dec. 1920 she married Orval Hursey, who preceded her in death. A lifetime area resident, she and her husband owned and operated Hursey’s Garage in Cromwell. She was a member of the Dorcas Society. Surviving are a son, Paul of Cromwell; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Moore-Renner Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-19-1984
Hursey Orval D "Red", 60, of Lake Wawasee, owner and operator of the Hursey Garage and Standard Station in Cromwell, died of a coronary occlusion at his home Monday. He was born Feb. 15, 1901 in Cromwell, the son of Lemuel A. and Zula (Green) Hursey. On Dec. 11, 1920 he married Neva Clouse. A member of the Cromwell Lions Club, he had lived in Cromwell until 1955 when he established his home at Lake Wawasee. He leaves his wife; a son, Paul, his mother and a brother, Vern, all Cromwell; three sisters, Mrs. Owen Norris of near Albion, Mrs. Harry Ramsby, Lake Wawasee, and Mrs. Lawrence Heintzelman, Cromwell; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1961
Hursey Paul J, 82, lifetime Cromwell resident and business owner, died March 6, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 19, 1926 in Cromwell to Orval and Neva (Clouse) Hursey. He married Pauline Baker on April 12, 1946 at Lake Wawasee. He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II. He was the owner of Hursey's Garage in Cromwell and Wright-Hursey Mg. in Cromwell. He was a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge F&AM 705, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, the Cromwell Fire Dept., and Webster American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife; a son, Steve of Ligonier; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Edward Bender of Peru; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. No service. Cremation will take place. ^ 3-8-2009
Hursey Pearl M, 79, Cromwell, died Saturday at Goshen Hospital. She was born in Whitley County Jan. 9, 1898 to Ira and Annie (Baugher) Crow. She married Vern Hursey in 1916. She lived in Cromwell most of her life and was owner of a Cromwell antique store for many years. Survivors include her husband; a son, Edgar, R. 1, Ligonier; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral today. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1977
Hursey Robert A, 80, of Kendallville, died Feb. 28, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been employed by a railroad for 16 years and then worked for Barker's Firestone and Hughes' Firestone Tires. He retired from Lane Foundry when it closed. He was a member of Kendallville Eagles Lodge No. 985. He was born Dec. 19, 1924 in Mishawaka to Frank and Cecil (Abrams) Hursey. On Jan. 10, 1947 in Angola he married Waunita Sobieski. She died April 17, 1988. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William and Deb of Kendallville; a stepson; 2 granddaughters, Heather Rensberger and Erin LaCross and her husband, Chad; and a grandson, Heath Hursey. He was also preceded in death by a son, Terry; and a sister, Lorene Franklin. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-2-2005
Hursey Roger D, 37, of 519 N. Summit St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville April 15, 1944, he was the son of Warren D. and Maxine R. (Addis) Hursey. On Aug. 16, 1968 in Kendallville he married Judy A. Sparkman. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was employed as a grinder inspector at Newnam Foundry. He was a member of Kendallville Moose Lodge. Surviving are his mother, Maxine Lemish in Kendallville; his wife; a son Brian 11 at home; and two sisters, Mrs. James (Brenda) Showen and Mrs. Richard (Vicki) Patee, both Kendallville. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-11-1981
Hursey Stephen W, 90, died Monday at his home north of Cromwell. Surviving are a foster daughter, Miss Effie Waltman at home; a sister, Mrs. Anna Smalley of Ligonier; and a brother, Lewis of Gary. Funeral today. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1941
Hursey Terry, 26, died Wednesday from a virus infection complication following a kidney transplant operation six weeks ago. He was born Aug. 3, 1948 in Kendallville. A lifetime area resident, he was a retail clerk at Harman’s IGA and a member of the Retail Clerks Union. During his struggle Kendallville Jaycees established the Terry Hursey Fund which reportedly raised around $13,000 to help his family offset medical costs. Surviving are his parents, Robert A. and Waunita C. (Sobieski) Hursey; a brother, William A., and half-brother, James A. Sobieski, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Cecil Browand, and Mrs. Mamie Sobieski, all Kendallville. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Hursey Vern L, 89, of Cromwell, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. Born July 19, 1894 in Cromwell, he was the son of Lemuel and Zula Hursey. In 1916 he married Pearl Crow, who died in 1977. A lifetime Cromwell area resident, he was retired from Kline’s Grocery store in Cromwell, where he had worked 46 years. Surviving is a son, Edgar of Cromwell; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-8-1984
Hursey Virgil G, 71, Milford physician, died last week in his home from a heart attack suffered Tuesday. A member of the Kosciusko County Medical Society and a veteran of WW I, he had practiced medicine since 1913 and was service officer for the American Legion Post in Milford the past 18 years. Born in Cromwell April 3, 1890, he was the son of Henry and Helena Belle (Gerkin) Hursey. He earned his medical degree from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery in 1913 and served his internship at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago. He practiced medicine in Ligonier and Cromwell before moving to Milford on March 1, 1928. On Sept. 19, 1946 he married Ruby Poynter Huffman. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Ligonier. Surviving are his widow; three daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Maggart of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Joseph (Virginia) O’Neal of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mrs. Wade (Jean) Mishler of Milford; and 10 grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Funeral in Mishler Funeral Home at Milford. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1961
Hursey Walter Burton, son of Marion and Mable Hursey, was born in York Twp May 17, 1907, and died at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Dec. 16, 1925, aged 18 years, 6 months and 29 days. In 1916 the family moved to Boardman, Mich., where he graduated from the common school. In 1923 the family moved to Wolf Lake, where he was a member of the Baptist Sunday School and the junior class of Wolf Lake High School. He leaves the father and mother; one brother, Durward; one sister, Bertha; one grandmother, Mrs. Finley Fuller. Funeral at Baptist Church Saturday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1925
Hursey Warren D, 56, R. 1, Cemetery Road, died today at his residence. Born in Loup City, Neb., Sept. 10, 1920, he was the son of James O. and Inez N. (Norval) Hursey. On Sept. 25, 1941 he married Maxine R. Addis in Albion. He was a truck driver for Newnam Foundry and had lived in Kendallville since 1943, coming from Cromwell. He was a member of the Moose, IOOF and Eagles Lodges. Survivors are the mother in Cromwell; the wife; two daughters, Mrs. James (Brenda K) Showen, Mrs. Richard (Vicki L) Patee; one son, Roger D., all of Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Clevia Rader, Greeneville, Tenn.; four brothers, Darrel, William and Richard, all Cromwell, and Darwin, Pesotum, Ill.; and four grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1977
Hursey Waunita C, 65, Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born July 10, 1922 in Garrett, she was the daughter of Matthew W. and Mamie (Dreyer) Sobieski. On Jan. 10, 1947 in Angola, she married Robert A. Hursey. She had lived in Kendallville more than 60 years, moving from Garrett. Surviving are her husband; two sons, William A. Hursey and James A. Sobieski of Kendallville; a sister, Joan P. of Kendallville; a brother, James M. of Garrett; and six grandchildren. One son, Terry Hursey, and a brother William, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-12-1988
Hursey William, 72, of Cromwell, died Tuesday while fire was destroying the buildings together with their contents on the Andrew Umbenhower farm occupied by his son, Frank and family, and daughter, Mrs. George Poyser and family, a half mile west of the Hursey home. He was seen a short time in the midst of the fire fighters before he was stricken. He was carried into a field nearby where he died a few minutes later due to a heart attack, the result of excitement and over-exertion. The fire, entailing a loss of about $5000, was partly covered by insurance. He had always resided in the vicinity of Cromwell and had devoted his life to farming. Surviving are the widow, and children, Mrs. George Poyser, Mrs. Mary Babcock, Frank, near Cromwell, Dale at home, Mrs. Charles Zentz, Mishawaka, Ormond in Neb.; one brother and three sisters, Lemuel Hursey and Mrs. John Maggert, near Cromwell, Mrs. Adam Kistler, LaOtto, and Mrs. J. Yeager in Calif. + 8-?-1932
Hursey Zula, about 92, of Cromwell, died Jan. 21, 1967 at Whitley County Hospital. She was a native of the Cromwell community. She was born March 11, 1874 to John and Susan (Maggert) Bower. She married Lemuel Hursey Dec. 5, 1891. He died in 1954. She was a member of the Cromwell Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Vern, of Cromwell; one daughter, Mrs. Owen Norris of R. 4, Albion; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Esta Steele of Mishawaka. Funeral Jan. 21 at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1967
Hursh Myrtle, 77, a former Avilla resident who resided at Punta Gorda, Fla., the past two and one-half years, died there Saturday. A native of Allen County, she lived in Avilla approximately nine years. Surviving are two sons, Glenn C. and Wayne M., both of Punta Gorda; and a brother, Rennie J. Corbin of Columbia City. Services today at D. O. McComb Funeral Home. ~ 4-4-1963
Hurst Chad E, 37, of Kenwood, Mich., died Nov. 24, 2010 at his residence. He was born Aug 23, 1973 in Kendallville to Rodney and Linda (McDonald) Hurst. On March 3, 2005 he married Tammie Crego. Surviving are his parents in Kendallville; his wife; 4 sons, Nickolas, Tyler, Brandon and Tristan; a daughter, Amber; his grandmother, Evalyn McDonald, Kendallville, and a brother, Bryan, Kendallville. Preceding him in death were a son Chad, his grandparents, Orville McDonald and Roy and Eunice Hurst. Services Nov. 29 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-26-2010
Hurst Chad Nicholas, son of Chad and Dorothy (McIntosh) Hurst, was stillborn Monday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Amber; a brother, Dwayne; grandparents, Ernest and Cassie McIntosh of Hazard, Ky., Rodney and Linda Hurst of Kendallville; and great-grandparents, Eunice Hurst and Orville and Evelyn McDonald of Kendallville. Graveside services today in Lake View Cemetery. + 10-1-1995
Hurst Eunice, 78, died Sunday in her Kendallville home. She was born March 26, 1921 in Floyd County, Ky. to Eugene and Lilly Rose Hughes. On Feb. 25, 1950 in Prestonsburg, Ky., she married Roy Hurst. He died Oct. 17, 1985. She retired from Kendallville Laundry in 1980. Surviving are a son, Rodney of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Rita Martin and Diane McDonald of Kendallville; a brother, Earl Hughes of Weeksbury, Ky.; a sister, Gertrude Hurst of Drift, Ky.; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister and 3 brothers. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-30-1999
Hurst Gladys, 69, died March 26, 2004 at her Kendallville residence. She was retired from Courier Printing after 8 years and had also worked at Taylor-Made Inc. for 8 years. She was born Aug. 26, 1934 in Dorton, Pike County, Ky. to Nathan and Nola (Mullins) Gibson. On Oct. 31, 1949 in Prestonsburg, Ky., she married James R. Hurst. He died Nov. 17, 2002. Surviving are 2 sons, Jim of South Milford and Larry of Kendallville; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Linda and Ray Taylor, Wanda Watts, Sherry and Mike Paulus and Rhonda and Dave Lange of Kendallville, Sandie and Daniel Benedict of Huntertown; 3 brothers, Garland Gibson of Lewistown, Mich., Willie Gibson of Kendallville and Wilburn Gibson of Auburn; one sister, Ocie Spriggs of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death also were a daughter, Dolores; 2 grandchildren, Brandy Watts and Ray Taylor Jr.; 2 brothers, Nelis and Willis Gibson. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-28-2004
Hurst James J, 44, of LaOtto, a rural mail carrier, died Sunday in the V. A. Hospital. A WW II veteran, he was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne; DAV No. 1; American Legion, and the LaOtto Veterans Club. Surviving are the wife, B. Iris; one daughter, Carol K. at home; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Fisher and Mrs. William Workman, both of Fort Wayne; four brothers, Roger, Fort Wayne; Paul, Spencerville; Richard, Louisville, Kentucky; and Anthony Wayne, Burket; and the father, Ward Hurst, LaOtto. Services Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Interment, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 1-15-1959
Hurst James R, 74, Kendallville, died November 17, 2002 at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Yeager, Ky. on December 5, 1927 to Luther and Rosa Lee (Ball) Hurst. He married Gladys Gibson on October 31, 1949 in Prestonsburg, Ky. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and one daughter-in-law, Jim and Ruth Hurst of South Milford and Larry of Kendallville; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Linda and Ray Taylor, Sherry and Mike Paulus, Rhonda and Dave Lange, all of Kendallville, Wanda Watts of Avilla, Sandie and Daniel Benedict of Huntertown; one brother, Chester of Bartley, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were 5 brothers, Roy, Walter, Luther, Kenneth and Claude Hurst; and one sister, Millie Hurst. He was a foundry worker at Fort Wayne Foundry before retiring in 1990. He belonged to the True Church of God in Lisbon. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-21-2002
Hurst Jeral Lynn, 34, died Saturday in Marquette, Mich. He was a director of psychological services at the Newberry Regional Mental Health Center. Surviving are his parents, Ivan and Vivian Hurst of Churubusco; his wife, Pamela K. (Lehman) Hurst; three sisters, Lee Popovits and Diane Gaff, both Churubusco, and Linda Hallien, Fort Wayne. Services in Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 10-15-1981
Hurst Mabel M, 87, died Feb. 15, 1970 at the Luckey Memorial Nursing Home in Wolf Lake. She had lived in Wawaka three years and had lived in Elkhart prior to that time. She was born July 31, 1882 in Michigan, the daughter of Perry and Ameliabelle (Sawyer) Fisher. She was married in 1935 to William H. Mast, who died in 1950. She then married Roy Hurst, who died in 1967. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkhart. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Dunn of Indianapolis; a son, Ralph Buchanan of Wawaka; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Houpt and Mrs. Edward Cureton, Rome City, and Mrs. George Hayes of Union City, Mich.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Middlebury Cemetery. + 2-?-1970
Hurst Ray A, 39, of Kendallville, was reported missing in July and discovered on Oct. 18, 2010. He was a self-employed carpenter. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1989. He was born in Portage, Wis. on June 20, 1971 to Raymond Hurst and Anna (Petre) Kloepper. Surviving are his mother of Albion; a daughter, Chelsey Hurst of Kendallville; a son, Tyler Hurst of Kendallville; a brother, Glen and Sonya Hurst of Kendallville; a sister, Paula Nicholson of South Carolina; a grandfather, Andrew Petre of Albion. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandmother, Mary Petre. Memorial service Saturday at the New Life Tabernacle Church. ^ 12-21-2010
Hurst Roy A, 67, of Kendallville, died Thursday at the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Wilder, Tenn., Jan. 22, 1918, he was the son of Luther and Rosie (Ball) Hurst. In Kentucky on Feb. 25, 1950 he married Eunice Mae Hughes. A veteran of WW II, he was a retired employee of Newnam Foundry and a member of the Day Star Christian Fellowship. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Rita) Martin, and Mrs. Kenneth (Diana) McDonald; and a son, Rodney, all of Kendallville; five brothers, Luther of Ypsilanti, Mich., Claude of Kenova, W. Va., Chester of Bartley, W. Va., Walter of Wyandotte, Mich., and James of Kendallville; and five grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Sunday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-17-1985
Huser Jess, about 69, (b. 8-23-1891) died March 27, 1961 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Targgart. He is also survived by five sons, Ernest Huser Shell of Ligonier, John, Charles and William of Goshen, and David of Montana; two sisters; one brother; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral at Goshen Funeral Home March 30. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-27-1961
Huss Frances E, 51, died Monday (d. 12-28-1981) in Tampa, Fla., while vacationing. She was born June 5, 1930, the daughter of Glenn and Margaret (Amick) Magnuson. Her father survives in Larwill, and her mother, Margaret Knox, survives in Fort Wayne. She had spent her lifetime in Noble and LaGrange Counties. Surviving are her parents; her husband, Ben; two sons, Gary Roberts of Tampa and William Bender of Howe; a stepdaughter, Robyn Robinson, Constantine, Mich.; a stepson, Bryan Huss of Constantine; a brother, Lawrence Magnuson, Fort Wayne; and four grandchildren. Services Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-28-1981
Huss Lois, 85, of Tryon, N.C. and formerly of LaGrange, died Wednesday in St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbia, N.C. She was born to Lewis and Helen (Sears) Price on Sept. 22, 1904 in LaGrange. On May 29, 1926 in LaGrange, she married Robert C. Huss, who died June 18, 1982. She was a member of Tryon Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Peele of Sanford, N.C., Gwenlyn Butler of Tryon, and Barbara Wheaton of Mason, Mich.; a son, Jack Lewis Huss of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. John (Irene) Emerson of Union City, Mich., Margaret Hostetler of Louisville, Ky., and Kathryn Ederkin of Davidson, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-great grandchildren. A son, Robert, and a brother, Sears, preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 5-9-1990
Hussey Charles, 80, a former Cromwell resident died in Bakersfield, Calif. on Nov. 20. Survivors include his widow, Ora; a son, Luther; one daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Mjakara; 2 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. + 11-20-1959
Hussey Elizabeth Gilman died at her residence in Ligonier Dec. 3, 1891, aged 64 years, 1 month and 27 days. She was born in Stark County, Ohio, where she spent her childhood and early womanhood. In 1852 she married George Hursey, and a few days later became a resident of Ligonier, where she has since resided. They had eight children, of whom four are still living and are citizens of this county. + 12-3-1891
Hussey Ella, 82, a pioneer of Cromwell, died at her home there Saturday of senility and complications. Survivors are two sons, three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral at the home Monday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1938
Hussey Harry M, about 63, Cromwell druggist for 45 years, died Dec. 21. Surviving are the widow, Nellie; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Kesler of Cromwell; and one brother, Charles of Visalia, Calif. Funeral was Tuesday. + 12-?-1942
Hussey Mollie, 28, more commonly known here as Mrs. Mollie Littlefinger, wife of Robert Hussey, died at the residence of George W. Gilbert, this city, last Saturday. Funeral at the M. E. Church. ^ 6-29-1882
Hussey Nellie V, 84, of Cromwell, died of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Kesler, west of town, March 10. She was born in Avilla, January 3, 1877, to John A. and Mary (Alsip) Long, and was married to Harry M. Hussey, who preceded her in death. She was a resident of Cromwell most of her life. She was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church and the WSCS of that church. Surviving besides her daughter, Mrs. Kesler, are a sister, Mrs. Alice Fox of near Albion, a nephew, Harry Lobdell, Avilla; one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. Services at the L. H. Moore Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. ~ 3-16-1961 + 3-10-1961
Huston Everett "Brim", about 68, died at McCray Hospital Jan. 14, 1949. In his younger days he had been engaged in farming, but more recently had been a salesman. The widow, Kathryn, survives, as do three sisters. Funeral at Kendallville Tuesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1949
Huston Mildred, a resident of Clovernook Home for the Blind in Cincinnati, Ohio, many years, died Monday at the home. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Kathryn Imes. Memorial services Wednesday at the home. + 2-?-1972
Huston Ocie died Sunday at Anderson where she had been living with her daughter, Mildred, who teaches in an institution for the blind. She was born Jan. 22, 1859 in Defiance County, Ohio, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Franks. She married Elbert E. Huston March 13, 1879. He died many years ago. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Roy Imes of Orange Twp, Lucile of California, and Mildred of Anderson; a son, Everett of Churubusco. Funeral Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Imes near Brimfield. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1934 ^ 1-22-1934
Huston Thomas A, son of John and Rebecca McCumsey Huston, was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1855, and died Jan. 8, 1933 at the home of his niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Winright, near Wawaka, at the age of 77 years and 11 days. He grew to manhood and received his early education in Mt. Vernon. Then he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1876. He remained in Philadelphia working for several years. There he married Lucy Allen. In 1883 he came to Albion, bought a drug store and was in business here until 1903. He then went to Toledo, Ohio, continuing the drug business there until after the death of his wife, when he removed to Mt. Vernon, Ohio. There he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Emma V. Molen, who alone of his immediate family survives him. After an accident which made a cripple of Mrs. Molen in 1931, they both came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Winright where they have been living. Funeral from the Winright home Jan. 11. Burial, Mound View Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. + 1-?-1933
Huston Una E, 82, a former Noble County resident, died at Knoxville, Tenn. last week. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1950
Huston William died at his home in Jefferson Twp Oct. 20. He was born in Licking County, Ohio Sept. 22, 1827. His parents shortly after moved to Knox County, Ohio. After the death of his father, which occurred when he was 3 or 4, he was taken to Mt. Vernon, O. to reside with an uncle for some years. He located at Zanesville, Newark and Sandusky for brief periods in Sandusky, working on some of the old landmarks of that city. In 1849 he went to California with others, the gold excitement then being at its height. The long journey was made overland with ox teams and required 100 or more days to cross the plains. He spent 4 years in the mines, meeting with success the greater portion of the time. His return to Ohio was by the Nicaragua route. He came to Noble County in May 1853. Shortly after, he purchased 136 acres of land in Section 6, on which farm he resided at the time of his demise. Many acres were added to the original farm, at one time comprising over 500 acres. He married Nancy Knox near Bellville, O. in 1853. They had 10 children, Elbert E., John K. (deceased), William W., George F., Mary L. (deceased), Eva M., (Mrs. H. K. House of this city), Elmer E., (deceased), Frank C., Ella M. (deceased), Una E., musical instructor in a seminary at Crockett, Texas. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Albion. His wife survives him. Funeral from the residence Tuesday. Pallbearers were his 4 sons and his grandson, Everett Huston. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 10-24-1907
Huston William, 82, retired farmer and stock buyer, died Sunday from pneumonia. He was a lifelong resident of Noble County. He resided on E. Main St. in Albion for 18 years. Prior to this he was engaged in farming in Jefferson Twp. In 1888 he married Mrs. Elsie Porter of Pa. They had one son, who died in 1918. Surviving is a brother, George in Albion; a sister, Una of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1939
Hutchings Kevin Leon, 49, of Goshen, died May 6, 2006 at his home. He was a 1975 graduate of West Noble High School and had been employed by Reese Hitches. He served 4 years in the U.S. Army and attended Ligonier United Methodist Church. He was born Sept. 29, 1956 in LaGrange to Leon and Margaret (Keiser) Hutchings. Surviving are his mother in Ligonier; 5 brothers and 4 sisters-in-law, Rick and Bonnie DeBolt of Wawaka, Richard and Barbara DeBolt of Syracuse, Ronald DeBolt of Sparks, Nev., Roger and Marna DeBolt of Ligonier and Steven and Judy Hutchings of Urbana, Ohio; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Estella and David Spradlin of Mason, Ohio, and Shirley and Ronnie Swartz of Ligonier. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Robert DeBolt. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 5-11-2006
Hutchings Leon, 72, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. Born June 23, 1915 in Kokomo, he was the son of Ozro C. and Carrie (Cowger) Hutchings. On Dec. 30, 1955 he married Margaret (Keiser) DeBolt. He had lived most of his life in Ligonier and was retired from Monsanto as a machine operator. He was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and a Navy veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Shirley Swartz of Ligonier, and Estella Spradlin, Mason, Ohio; two sons, Kevin of Ligonier, and Steven of Fort Wayne; four stepsons, Roger, Rick and Richard DeBolt of Ligonier, and Ronald DeBolt of Redlands, Calif.; a sister, Zilpha Walton of Apache Junction, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A stepson preceded him in death. Services in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-7-1987
Hutchings Margaret B, 84, died March 2, 2007 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of Ligonier and a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, Good Samaritans and Young At Heart dancers. She was born June 9, 1922 in Columbia City to Herbert and Freda (Hursey) Keiser. She married Robert DeBolt on August 2, 1938. He died in March 1953. She married O. Leon Hutchings on December 30, 1955. He died in October 1987. Survivors include 4 sons, Roger (Marna) DeBolt of Ligonier, Ronald DeBolt of Sparks, Nev., Rickey (Bonnie) Debolt of Wawaka and Richard (Barbara) DeBolt of Syracuse, N.Y.; 3 stepchildren; one brother, Dale (Bettz) Keiser; and 2 sisters, Bethleen Downam and Arla Fenning; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Robert DeBolt and Kevin Hutchings; 2 brothers; and a sister. Services Tuesday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-4-2007
Hutchins Cecil, about 62, of Fort Wayne, husband of the former Mary Kathryn Spangler of Albion, died Feb. 2, 1970 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Funeral this afternoon at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. + 2-?-1970
Hutchins Edith G, 69, a Kendallville resident for 43 years, died July 23 from a heart attack. She was born in Sturgis, Mich., and was married to Albert N. Hutchins Aug. 30, 1899. She was a member of the EUB Church. Surviving are the husband; a son, Myron C., and a daughter, Mrs. Otis Cripe, both Kendallville; three sisters and two brothers; four grandchildren. One daughter, one sister and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral yesterday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1950
Hutchins John B, 73, died Feb. 16, 2008 at his Kendallville residence. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1952 and from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1953. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College in 1957. He served 6 years with the U. S. Army Reserves. He served 55 years in funeral service and was a 5th generation funeral director. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kendallville, Lodge No. 476 F & AM; Scottish Rite, the Shrine, Elks and Rotary Club. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by the state of Indiana; a Kentucky Colonel by the state of Kentucky and an Arkansas Traveler by then Gov. Bill Clinton. He was born May 15, 1934 in Kendallville to Myron C. and Beverly (Berhalter) Hutchins. He married Sherrell Jean Harter on Sept. 1, 1956 in Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacia and Edward Stump of Kimmell; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Scott and Tracy Hutchins of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren, Sheryl and Ben Hawkins, Ethan Henry, Thomas Henry, Jocelyn Hutchins, Justin and Laura Stump and Andrew Stump; 4 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Petrie-Hawkins, Jeremiah Hawkins and Jayden Stump; a sister, Jalna J. Lang of Kingwood, Texas. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Byron Harter Hutchins. Services Friday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-18-2008
Hutchins Mary Kathryn, 68, died at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne, on May 24, 1990. She was the daughter of Myrtle and Martin Spangler. A 1941 graduate of Albion High School, she was employed during WW II in LaPorte in a defense plant. Her brother, Donald, was killed while serving in the Navy. She married Cecil Hutchins, who preceded her in death. She was a member of North Star Rebekah Lodge in Albion. Memorial services at Albion First Presbyterian Church later. + 5-24-1990
Hutchins Myron C, 74, died November 23 in Parkview Hospital. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was president of Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Inc. and served in many leadership posts over the years. He was born in Kendallville Jan. 4, 1909, the son of Albert N. and Edith (Wren) Hutchins. He married Beverly Berhalter Oct. 12, 1932 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son, John B. Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Jalna) Lang, Kingwood, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A sister, Lelia Cripe, preceded him in death Sept. 15, 1979. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-1-1983 + 11-23-1983
Hutchison Effie, 78, died last Wednesday at her home near Lake Wawasee. She suffered a broken leg in a fall three weeks ago. Survivors are her husband, Walter; a son, Claude of Waukegan, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Mattern of Chicago, and Mrs. Frances Sunthimer of LaGrange; a brother, Charles Yelton, Ladoga; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. + 11-?-1953
Hutchison Henry A "Tom", 63, died Saturday in Colorado State Hospital at Pueblo. In 1944 he was married in England to Winford Cooper. He is survived by his wife; a son and three daughters, Terry and Craig; Valarie Alexander, Rupert, Idaho, Christine Caster, Big Fork, Mont., Vicki Wojdakowski, Gunnison; a brother and two sisters, Sam, Gunnison, Katherine Williams, Montrose, Sally Sprunger, Albion. He and his family lived east of Albion for about six years and he graduated from Albion High School. He is related to the Clouse family as his mother and the late Tom Clouse were brother and sister. + 2-?-1982
Hutchison Hugh, a former Ligonier resident, died last Tuesday in Stark, Fla. Services were last Friday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1965
Hutchison John, PFC, was killed in action on Iwo Jima Feb. 19, 1945, while serving with the 4th Marine Division. He was born March 19, 1923 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hutchison. He volunteered for service with the Marines on Jan. 6, 1943 and was inducted Feb 15, 1943. Following the death of his mother in July 1937, he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Clouse, his aunt and uncle. His father died in an auto accident in Denver, Colo. some months ago. He was a brother of Sarah McClanahan and his mother was the former Minta Clouse. Funeral Feb. 1 at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1945
Hutchison Minta, 51, wife of Arthur Hutchinson, Jefferson Twp, died this morning at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, from complications following a heat stroke which she suffered Sunday while en route to a family reunion. She had resided in this community the greater part of her life. She was reared here, then moved west, returning several years ago. The daughter of Spencer and Margaret Clouse, she was born in Green Twp, May 8, 1885 and died at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, July 14, 1936 at the age of 51 years, 2 months and 6 days. On Nov. 30, 1904 she married H. A. Hutchison. They had four girls and three boys, Mrs. Martha Dunn, Mrs. Frances Dunn of Powder Horn, Colo., Mrs. Katherine Williams of Montrose, Colo., Mrs. Sarah McClanahan of Albion, and Amos, Sam and John at home. She also leaves her mother; one brother, Thomas; two half-brothers, Harry of near Albion and William of Ohio; five grandchildren. Funeral at Burr Oak Thursday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1936
Hutchison Walter, 89, longtime resident of Lake Wawasee, died last Thursday at a nursing home in Mongo. Survivors include a son, Claude of Waukegan, Ill., two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Mattern, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Francis Sunthimer of LaGrange; one sister, Mrs. Mae Berry of Provo, Utah; 9 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday from the L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1955
Huth Alfred, 84, R. 1, Wolcottville, died Monday at LaGrange Hospital. He was born April 17, 1899 in Allen County, the son of Joseph and Mary (Coonrad) Huth. He married Bertha Dyson June 14, 1927 in Fort Wayne. He moved from Fort Wayne to Wolcottville 22 years ago and was retired from Reliable Source in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Ruth McBride, Fort Wayne, Barbara Dressler, New Haven, and Kay Shoemaker, Avilla; four sons, Alfred Jr., Richard, and Ervin, all Wolcottville, and Dean of Auburn; three sisters, Thelma Hemmelgarn, Syracuse, Marie Thomas and Esther Hickey, Fort Wayne; a brother, Herbert, Fort Wayne; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A son, Leon, preceded him in death. Services Oct. 20 in Wolcottville. Burial, Stahl Cemetery, Bluffton. ~ 10-27-1983
Huth Alice, 84, Kendallville, died May 29, 2004 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born August 17, 1919 in Rudyard, Mich. to Alfred and Genevieve A. (LeGault) Vigneaux. She married Elmer J. Huth on October 17, 1942 in Rudyard. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Phillip Desormeaux, Avilla, Rose and Clifford Lindblom, Ossian, Jackie and Steve Dodge, Holly, Mich., and Jill and Harold Wallen, Kendallville; 6 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, Al L. and Barb, and Patrick A., Kendallville, Elmer J. "Joe" and Erma, Springfield, Ohio, Michael F. and Nancy, and Jerry A., Garrett, and Thomas D. and Lynette, Pendleton; 3 sisters, Rosealma Helmkamp, Avilla, Mary Jane Biddle, Salem, and Augustina Trombley, Columbia City; 3 brothers, Wilfred, Grayling, Mich., Homer, Fort Wayne, and Richard, New York; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Sr. Jule Vigneaux and Irene Desormeaux; and a brother, Eugene, preceded her in death. She had lived in the Avilla and Kendallville areas since 1961 and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville, the Rosary Sodality, and a former volunteer at McCray Hospital. Services at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 6-3-2004
Huth Bertha, 78, formerly of Wolcottville, died February 26 in LaGrange Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1908 in Bluffton, the daughter of James D. and Cora (Johns) Dyson. She married Alfred Huth June 14, 1927 in Fort Wayne and he died Oct. 13, 1983. She was employed by G. C. Murphy in Fort Wayne for 18 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) McBride, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Maynard (Barbara) Dressler, New Haven, and Mrs. Charles (Kay) Shoemaker of Avilla; four sons, Alfred Jr., Richard and Ervin, all Wolcottville, and Dean of Auburn; 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A son, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Graveside services Sunday in Stahl Cemetery, Bluffton. ~ 3-5-1987 + 2-?-1987
Huth Dean L, 66, of Auburn, died June 11, 2006 at his home. He was born February 10, 1940 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 3 sons, Rick, Dean Jr. and Benjamin, and 2 daughters, Melanie and Sarah, all of Auburn; 3 brothers, Alfred Jr. of Fla., and Richard and Ervin of Wolcottville; 3 sisters, Barbara Dressler of Fort Wayne, Kay Shoemaker of Avilla and Ruth McBride of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy; and a brother, Leon. He worked as a diesel mechanic with Radabaugh Trucking. Services in McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home. ~ 6-15-2006
Huth Donald R, died Dec. 10, 2012, at the Veteran's Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, he was part owner of Don Huth Machine. He was a member of American Legion Post 330, Navy Club 245, Knights of Columbus, and was a Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Alice Huth; sons, Tony (Gayle) Huth, James Huth and Andy Huth, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Marissa, Peyton, Remington, and Raegan; and brothers, Tom (Marilyn) Huth and Stan (Cindy) Huth. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald A. and Anna A. Huth; and sister, Sharon Marsh. Mass of Christian Burial is Dec. 13, 2012, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.   Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 12-13-2012
Huth Edward B, 55, of 4424 Avondale Dr., died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital He was a resident of Fort Wayne all his life and was employed by Diversified Utilities for five years and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion Post 246. Surviving are his wife, Alice; three sons, Joseph, James and John, all of Fort Wayne; six sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Newman, Mrs. Pauline Imler, Mrs. Thelma Myers and Miss Mildred Huth, all of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Phyllis Swank of Hamilton and Mrs. Mary Ann Fogle of Alabama; and two brothers, Elmer of Avilla and Leonard of Fort Wayne. Services Aug. 4 at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 8-10-1972 + 8-?-1972
Huth Elmer J, 89, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly Oct. 5, 2008 at his home. He retired from Magnavox in Fort Wayne after 44 years of service. He had served in the Coast Guard during WW II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville, Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 240 in Avilla. He was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Fort Wayne to Leonard and Irene (Wagerman) Huth. He married Alice Vigneaux on Oct. 17, 1942 in Rudyard Mich. She died May 29, 2004. Surviving are 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Phillip Desormeaux of Avilla, Rose and Clifford Lindblom of Ossian, Jackie and Steve Dodge of Holly, Mich., and Jill and Harold Wallen of Kendallville; 6 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, Al and Barb Huth of Kendallville, Elmer "Joe" Jr. and Erma Huth of Springfield, Ohio, Michael and Nancy Huth of Garrett, Patrick Huth of Kendallville, Jerry Huth of Garrett and Thomas and Lynette Huth of Pendleton; 3 sisters, Dorothy Newman of Garrett, Mary Ann Fogle of Georgia and Phyllis Swank of Fort Wayne; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Services Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Avilla. ^ 10-7-2008
Huth Irene, 70, mother of Elmer Huth, R. 2, Avilla, died last Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Church where funeral services were held Thursday. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the son Elmer are 2 other sons, Edward and Leonard, both of Fort Wayne; 6 daughters, 2 brothers, 27 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. ~ 2-16-1967
Huth Jean J, 54, R. 1, Wolcottville, died June 1 in LaGrange Hospital. A LaOtto native, she was born July 13, 1932, the daughter of Frank and Nina (Weaver) Growcock. She married Richard Huth Nov. 4, 1950 in Bryan, Ohio and lived most of her life in Wolcottville and was a cook at Twin Six Café and Bill & Casey’s, Wolcottville. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Joyce Ann Kline of Brimfield and Juanita Smith of Wolcottville; a son, Randy, R. 3, Wolcottville; five sisters, Mary Jo Gard and Donna Growcock of Fremont, Peggy Wilber of Fort Wayne, Beverly Groves of Albion, and Nancy Fulford of Wawaka; three brothers, Jim and Bob of Wolcottville, and Larry of Albion; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A sister preceded her in death in 1950. Services Thursday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ~ 6-11-1987 + 6-1-1987
Hutsell Alan L, 61, died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a pickup-train accident on CR 1025W in Noble County. He was born March 10, 1935 in Wolf Lake to Joseph and Edna (Kistler) Hutsell. On July 25, 1953 in Papakeechie Lake, he married Dorie Michael. He worked in the Menard's lumber yard in Goshen and had been a member of Sparta Twp Fire Dept. since 1957. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, John of Nappanee and Joe of Ligonier; a daughter, Janie Leach of Kimmell; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-9-1996
Hutsell Edna L, 57, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack. She was returning home from work at the Cove on Lake Wawasee when her car stalled. A second car became stuck and all three walked to a nearby house when she suffered the attack. She was born May 17, 1915 in Cromwell, the daughter of John and Minnie (Leamon) Kistler. On Dec. 5, 1934 she was married to Joe Hutsell. A lifelong resident she was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. Surviving are the husband; a son, Allen, Cromwell; two brothers, Harry, Tekonsha, Mich., and Vern, Ligonier; and three grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1972
Hutsell Joseph L, 67, Cromwell, died Friday at Goshen Hospital. Born to Lewis and Sarah (Folk) Hutsell Jan. 21, 1908 at Markle, he married Edna Kistler Dec. 5, 1934 at Goshen. She preceded him in death. A Cromwell resident 41 years, he was employed at Fairmont Homes and was a member of the Ligonier Elks. He is survived by a son, Alan, Cromwell; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Smith, Columbia City, and Mrs. Martha Cameron, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1975
Hutsell Sarah E, 82, died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are six sons, including Joseph L., Cromwell, John D., Chicago, and Thomas G., Edgar B., Sharp F., and Eugene D., all Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Miles Cameron, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Donald Smith, Columbia City; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-?-1959
Hutt George Henry, 88, lifelong resident of Kendallville, died today in Kendallville Nursing Home. He formerly lived at 107 Weston Ave. He was a retired employee of Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. where he worked as an assistant trucker. He was born Dec. 10, 1884 on Grant St., the son of William and Wilhelmina Wilks Hutt. He never married. Only survivor is a sister, Mrs. C. W. Kaufman of Calif. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1973
Hutt Hattie, 38, wife of William Hutt, died Tuesday at her home, 227 S. Newnam Ave. from tuberculosis. She was born at Auburn Oct. 27, 1895, the daughter of John and the late Annis Bailey. Her mother died 28 years ago. She married Frank Traster who died in 1917. June 10, 1924 she married William Hutt. She was employed several years as bookkeeper at the Cain Garage and the Hilkert & Stonebraker Garage and the past 10 years was bookkeeper at R. A. Wilkes & Co. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 86. Surviving are the husband, father and stepmother; one brother and one sister, James Bailey, Sherwood, O., Mrs. Joe Moore, Toledo, O.; 2 half-brothers, John and Lavern Bailey, Litchfield, Mich. Funeral Thursday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-8-1934
Hutton Alfred S, 54, lifelong Allen County resident, died in St. Joseph’s Hospital June 17. Survivors include his wife, Eileen; two sons, Steven of Churubusco and Barry of Monroeville; three daughters, Mrs. Linda S. Reiling of LaOtto, Cynthia and Laura Hutton, at home; his mother, Mrs. Alice Krick of Fort Wayne; a brother, James of Fort Wayne; a half-brother, Jerry Krick of Fort Wayne, and a half-sister, Marilyn E. Saine of Fort Wayne. Services in Fort Wayne June 20. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 6-26-1975
Hutton James A, son of James and Helen Hutton of near Rome City, died Wednesday in the crash of a twin-engine Cessna airplane about 10 miles outside downtown Cincinnati. Three other people, including Hutton’s wife, Susan L., were killed in the crash of the plane, said to be loaded with the wrong type of fuel. A lawyer in Bryan, Ohio, he and his passengers were headed to a bar association convention in Williamsburg, Va. Joint services Saturday in Oberlin & Ford Memorial Funeral Home, Bryan. + 6-20-1984
Hutton Susan L - See James A Hutton.
Hutzell Irma, 106, died in Avilla Sacred Heart Home Thursday. She was a former school teacher. Services today in Sacred Heart Home. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 3-4-1991
Hyatt Dorinda was born in Canandaigua, N.Y. Feb. 29, 1820, being the oldest of a family of nine children. In 1850 she married Reuben Hyatt. They lived in N.Y. until 1867 when they removed to Kendallville, where he died Jan. 4, 1894. They had no children. She died in Detroit May 4, aged 85 years 2 months and 5 days. Funeral was at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hill on Lincoln St. this morning. Burial, beside her husband at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-12-1905
Hyatt Reuben died at his home in Kendallville. He was born near Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y. in 1810. Nearly 28 years ago he came to this place where he resided until his death. ^ 1-19-1894
Hyde Arleen Mae, 90, of Greenfield, died Jan. 8, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a beautician for 65 years and was a member of Bradley United Methodist Church. She was born Dec. 30, 1917 in Noble County to Cleland and Vera (Reidenbach) Edmonds. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Candy Hyde of Pendleton; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon and Dan Hyde of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Dian Hyde of Greenfield; 5 grandchildren, Shannon Clifford, Wes, Shawn, Nathan and Cody Hyde; 3 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Betty Edmonds of Wawaka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Florance L. Hyde, whom she married Feb. 11, 1940. Services Friday at Bradley United Methodist Church in Greenfield. Burial, Park Cemetery, Greenfield. ^ 1-10-2008
Hyland Donald D, 83, of Kendallville, died June 9, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Bryant, Ind., on July 17, 1929, to Marian Hyland and Blanche (Stuckey) Case. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Lavinn Lash on May 28, 1960 in Avilla. He sold cars with Evers Motors in Kendallville and he also sold insurance with Farm Bureau for ten years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Kendallville V.F.W. Post 2749, American Legion Post #86, Korean War Veterans Alliance. Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Kimberly Ann Hyland of Angola and Janel Marie and Carl Harmon of Avilla; and 3 grandchildren, Brant, Courtney and Brooke Harmon. Services, June 13, 2013 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial with military honors, in Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-12-2013
Hyland M F "Pat"
, 85, of The Lamplighter, died today at McCray Hospital. He was born May 5, 1897 in East Liberty, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hyland. He retired as a salesman from the Butler Co., Butler, in 1972 and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Donald D. of Kendallville, and two grandchildren. Services Monday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-25-1982
Hylton Cassandra M, daughter of Obie and Ruth (Walter) Hylton, R. 1, Albion, died today in McCray Hospital where she was born at 1:35 a.m. Surviving are the parents; a year-old brother, Casey E., and the grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Walter, Wawaka. Graveside rites Sunday in Cosperville Cemetery. + 4-?-1978
Hylton Joshua Leigh, 2 1/2 month old son of Oberine and Ruth (Walter) Hylton, R. 1, Albion, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville Sept. 29, 1984. Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Casey E., 7, and Tristan E., 3, both at home; a half-sister Arizelia Rose Hylton; his grandmother, Nancy Habig of Appomattox, Va.; and an adopted grandmother, Irene Gregory of R. 1, Albion. A sister, Cassandra Marie, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Cosperville Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 12-23-1984
Hyndman Charles F, 78, who resided south of Lake Wawasee, died Monday at the McDonald Hospital, Warsaw of carcinoma. He had resided on a farm in the Lake Wawasee area for the past thirty years. He was born in Noble County March 24, 1870, the son of William and Amanda Hyndman. On Jan. 17, 1899 he was married to Susie Prentice, who died July 15, 1947. Surviving are an adopted daughter, Mrs. Fred Butt of near Cromwell; three brothers, William and Warren of Cromwell, and Lewis of Texas; and a sister, Mrs. Helena Wolf of Ligonier. Funeral today at the Troxel Funeral Home at North Webster. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 12-?-1948
Hyndman Dewey, 70, of South Bend, died June 4 in St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend. His wife, Verna, is deputy city clerk of Mishawaka. He retired in Feb. 1969 as an employee of the Yeager Motor Co., South Bend, and was a veteran of WW II. Born Dec. 5, 1898 in Cromwell, the son of William and Ora (Wright) Hyndman, he married Miss Verna Johnson Nov. 27, 1947 in Valparaiso, and they came to Mishawaka in 1948 from Gary, Ind. She survives, along with 2 stepsons, Thomas Johnson of Denton, Texas and Don Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Mrs. Lucille George of Chico, Calif.; and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Cromwell Lodge 705, Masons, Scottish Rite, South Bend, and Mishawaka Post 360, VFW. Services June 6 at the Ballard Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-4-1970
Hyndman Ora, 84, died July 7 at the home of Mrs. Jesse Couts east of Cromwell where she was visiting. Death was attributed to a heart attack. She was born in 1881 south of Cromwell, daughter of Anderson and Harriet Galloway. She was married in 1900 to William Hyndman, a Cromwell harness maker who preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of this community. Surviving are a son, Dewey of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille George, Sacramento, Calif.; a grandchild and several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Etta Wright, Auburn; and one brother, Okley, of South Bend. Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. + 7-?-1965
Hyndman Roger G, 47, Churubusco, died Dec. 9 after the plane, in which he was a passenger, crashed. He was born July 16, 1937 in Allen County, a son of Roscoe and Hannah (Felger) Hyndman. He served four years with the Navy Reserve. He married Barbara Weesner on June 16, 1957. He worked for International Harvester for 22 years. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Mark A., Chandler, Ariz., and Terry L, Churubusco; his parents at Churubusco; two brothers, Dale, Indianapolis, and Donald, Churubusco; and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Salesman, Churubusco. Services Dec. 14 at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-13-1984 + 12-9-1984
Hyndman Ruth A, 90, died April 29, 2007 at her Fort Wayne home. She was born April 10, 1917 in Swan Twp to Curtis F. and Cora A. (Shambaugh) Bonar. She married Joseph W. Hyndman in South Whitley. He died in 1954. She retired at age 80 as a waitress at the snack bar at Keltsch Pharmacy on West State St. in Fort Wayne after 16 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne and Churubusco OES. She was a 1935 graduate of Churubusco High School. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Walter "Bud" Mendenhall of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. and Linda Hyndman of Ligonier; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Barbara Bonar of Columbia City; 8 grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Arthur, Trevor and Everett "Buzzy" Bonar. Services Wednesday at Sheets & Child Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 5-1-2007
Hyndman Susie, 72, died last Tuesday at her home near Lake Wawasee. Surviving are her husband, Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Edelba Butt; two brothers, Ray and Leslie Prentice, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Iden and Mrs. Violet Kolbert, all near Cromwell. Funeral this afternoon in Indian Village EUB Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 7-?-1947
Hyndman Warren W, 82, a retired NYC Railroad carpenter, was found dead at his home where he lived alone, Saturday by his son, Harry of Fort Wayne. He apparently had died Wednesday night. Others surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vera Fox of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Helena Wolf of Ligonier; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday from L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 8-?-1955
Hyndman William M, 81, a retired harness maker, died Feb. 24 at his home in Cromwell from a heart ailment. Surviving are the widow, Ora; a son, Dewey, Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille George, Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Warren of Cromwell; a sister, Mrs. Helena Wolf, Ligonier; and three grandchildren. Funeral Saturday from Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-24-1955
Hypes Bonnie J, 72, Avilla, died November 17, 2003 in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. She was born August 3, 1931 in Kendallville to Roy and Blanche Sayles. On June 24, 1950 in Albion she married Holt H. Hypes. He died November 8, 1979. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert D. and Vera Hypes of Howe, Terry L. and Deb Hypes of Waterloo, and Larry D. and Wretha Hypes of Farwell, Neb.; a daughter, Kim L. Berryhill of Kendallville; a brother, Robert Sayles of Fort Wayne; 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Alberta Zawadzke of Avilla, Juanita Harmes of Corunna, Gladys and Jim Braun of Fort Wayne, and Darlene and Henry Morris of Wolcottville; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Cecil, Judd and Roy Jr. Sayles. She was raised in Lisbon and retired in 1993 after more than 20 years of employment at Cooper Tire in Auburn. She was a member of Unity Prayer Group and TCT Christian Organization. Private family services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-20-2003
Hypes Holt H, 58, of R. 2, Waterloo, died Thursday in McCray Hospital where he had been admitted with a heart attack. Born in Hico, W. Va., Feb. 18, 1921, he was the son of Omar and Martha Maude Hypes. He married Bonnie J. Sayles in Albion June 24, 1950. He had lived at his present address 16 years, moving from Kendallville. He was self-employed and a veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Kim L. of Waterloo; three sons, Robert D. of Leo, Terry Lee of Hudson, and Larry D. of Palmer, Neb.; six sisters, Elda L. Miers of Ariz., Ethel L. Ramsey of Marion, Ohio, Phala P. Beddow of Oregon, Florence E. Legg, Helen L. Morton and Virginia D. Skaggs, all of W. Va.; two brothers, Eugene L. of Marion, Ohio, and William C. of Anstead, W. Va.; and eight grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Hyre Calvin C, 73, Noble County merchant, died of heart trouble in the store at Ormas. He had operated the Ormas store 15 years before retiring and still owned the building. In former years he had also operated stores at Merriam and Churubusco. He was a native of Whitley County. He married Laura Haney who died in 1923. They were the parents of 3 children. A daughter died at the age of 9 months. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Earl Diffendarfer of Columbia City, Mrs. J. C. Roscoe of near Albion; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, William of Knox, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Harlan of Merriam and Mrs. Ed Hire of near Albion. Funeral at Baptist Church Sunday. ^ 3-12-1934 Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1934
Hyre Ferris Burnette was born in Bluffton Nov. 17, 1921, the son of Arthur and Eileen Page Hyre, and died at the Elkhart Hospital on Sept. 29, 1933, 11 years, 10 months and 12 days old. He became ill about a week ago and on Tuesday was operated upon for appendicitis but his condition grew steadily worse until the end came. Surviving are two sisters and one brother, Devota, now Mrs. Kenneth Miller, Evangel and William Jr., all of Elkhart; a grandmother, Mrs. Ross Phillips of near Merriam. Grandparents Rev. and Mrs. R. W. Page are deceased. He was a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren. Funeral at Christian Chapel Sunday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. +9-?-1933
Hyre Laura, of Ormas, died at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne Oct. 13. She had been quite ill with diabetes complicated with blood poisoning. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Haney and married Calvin Hyre. They had two children, Mrs. Earl Diffendarfer of Columbia City, and Mrs. J. C. Roscoe, south of Albion. + 10-?-1923
Hyser Darlene M, 72, of Blue Lake, died Nov. 14, 2004 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was a 1950 graduate of Roanoke High School and a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church, the church custodian the past 15 years. She was born April 8, 1932 in Roanoke to Ralph P. and Josephine (Schoeff) Steinbacher. On July 19, 1950 in Huntington she married Thomas J. Hyser. He died Oct. 13, 1991. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Nicole of Churubusco; 7 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Linda Copeland of Leander, Texas, Renee Imbody of Whippany, N.J., Tammy and Dan Parker of Hudosn, Barbara and Brian Bianski of Churubusco, Kelly Hyser of Fort Wayne and Annette Krider and Rita and Michael Bellinger of Columbia City; 2 sisters, Maxine Dugan of Fort Wayne and Beverly Gruesbeck of Roanoke; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at St. John Bosco Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 11-16-2004
Hyser Thomas J, 62, died Oct. 13, 1991 in his home on Blue Lake. A Korean Conflict Marine Corps veteran, he retired in 1985 from International Harvester in Fort Wayne, where he worked 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Darlene; 7 daughters, Tammy Malott of Hudson, Rita Bellinger, Barb Sade and Annette Krider of Columbia City, Renee Imbody of Churubusco, Kelly Geiger of Huntington, and Linda Copeland of Cedar Park, Tex.; a son, Thomas Jr. of Larwill; his father, Clarence of Goblesville; 5 brothers, Clarance of Yoder, George of Canby, Minn., Richard of Roanoke, Norman of LaBella, Fla.; and Britt of South Whitley; 3 sisters, Helen Boze of Ridge Manor, Fla., and Shirley Ottinger and Adena Fairchild of Columbia City; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. + 10-16-1991

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