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Iavagnilio Victor Louis, 19, died last Friday in the Whitley County Hospital after having been seriously injured in a car accident shortly before. He was born March 10, 1944 in Elkhart and had resided south of Cromwell the past nine years. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Charles Correll, Cromwell; his father, Anthony Iavagnilio, Elkhart; and three brothers, Daniel Iavagnilio in Germany with the armed forces, and Frank and Richard Correll at home. Services Monday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 6-?-1963
Ickes Catherine A, 74, of Kendallville, died Nov. 29, 2012 in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Kendallville and a former board member of the Noble County Council on Aging in Kendallville. She was born Sept. 7, 1938, in Pavia, Pa., to Harry and Mary (Myers) Ickes. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and Lynn Moore of Ligonier; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Bowser of Middlebury and Wesley and Lois Bowser of Syracuse; 5 grandchildren, Lacie Bowser, Elizabeth Moore, Jennifer Moore, Chad (Trina) Smith, and Eric Smith; 4 great-grandchildren, Nasami Moore, Colton Hite, Callahan Smith, and Kalina Smith; a sister, Esther Miller of Bedford, Pa.; and 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Wilma Ickes of Keyser, W.Va., and Carl and Imogene Ickes of Huntington, Pa.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Ickes. Funeral Dec. 1 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-30-2012
Ickes Eugene V, 74, died Tuesday at home. He was born Sept. 22, 1915 to Edward and Cora (Burnsworth) Ickes in Montpelier. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Bryie, whom he married on July 4, 1939 in Frankfort, Ky. He lived in Churubusco since 1921. He retired as owner and operator of Churubusco Watch & Jewelry in 1979 after 30 years. He was a WW II Navy veteran, a member of the Ege Immaculate Conception Church and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife; a son, Terry of Springfield; a sister, Sarah Hapner of Dunkirk; and two grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ege Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-21-1989
Ickes Lucy L, 93, of Churubusco, died Feb. 26, 2011, at home. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-28-2011
Iddings Bertha, 73, native and lifelong resident of Noble County, died at the McCray Hospital Tuesday. She was born January 9, 1880, on the Drake Rd to Dan and Theresa Drake. She was the widow of George Iddings, who died in 1940. Surviving are three sons, Harold, Kendallville, Robert Avilla, and Jack, Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Albaugh, northwest of Avilla; and Mrs. Helen Householder of Wolcottville; twenty-three grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Albaugh. Services held at the Albaugh home Friday with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 7-16-1953 + 1953
Iddings Beth I, 69, of Avilla, died March 25 in her residence. She was born in Noble County on Feb. 5, 1927 to Earl and Jennie (Halferty) Faux. She married Robert A. Gray in Valentine. He preceded her in death. She moved to Avilla 31 years ago from Albion. She was retired from Sacred Heart Home in Avilla and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Janet Nelson of Garrett and Jean Gray of Avilla; a son, Charles L. of Kendallville; a sister, Jean Hudkins of Stoughton, Wis.; 2 grandchildren, Janelle and Nicholas Brown of Kendallville. A sister, Mary Rath, preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-28-1996
Iddings Dallas H "Buck", 82, of Kendallville, died Nov. 23, 2009 at North Ridge Village Nursing Center in Albion. He was born in Noble County on Oct. 9, 1927 to Harold and Evelyn (Rimmel) Iddings. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He married Joan Haverfield and she died May 29, 2000. He was a self-employed contractor for over 20 years. He was a member of Kendallville, Avilla and
Albion American Legion posts and Kendallville VFW Post 2749. Surviving are a brother, Franklin and Patricia Iddings of Albion; and a sister, Delores Chorpenning of Albion. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Ricky; and one sister. Funeral Nov. 25 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-24-2009
Iddings Donald Ray, 57, died Friday in the Mount Carmel Medical Center emergency room. He was a baker for A. J. Cripe's Towntalk Bakery in Pittsburg for 10 years and worked at the Kretchmar Brands plant in Pittsburg from 1983 to 1990. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg. He was born August 20, 1933 in Avilla to Robert and Mary (Christlieb) Iddings. His mother survives in Auburn and his father is deceased. He married Gladys Rowe Presley on September 2, 1978 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Pittsburg. She survives, with 2 sons, Dennis of Angola and Greg of Waterloo; one daughter, Debbie Banfield of Angola; one stepson, David Presley of Paragould, Ark.; 3 stepdaughters, Carolyn Burns of Cherokee, Kans., Deborah Strunkle of Mulberry, Kan., and Cheryl Cowan of Irving, Texas; 2 brothers, Byron of Auburn and William of West Virginia; 5 sisters, Peggy Iddings of Auburn and Wanda Cowley, Sandra Rutherford, Linda Dilley and Lois Harp, all of Indiana; and 23 grandchildren. Services Monday in First Church of the Nazarene, Pittsburg. Burial, Pittsburg Garden of Memories. ^ 7-30-1991
Iddings Evelyn P, 84, of Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. She was born in rural Albion July 30, 1909 to Samuel and Zoe (Halferty) Rimmel. On May 18, 1927 in Noble County she married Harold Iddings. He died July 28, 1980. A homemaker, she was a retired nurses' aide at McCray Hospital. She was a member of Wesleyan Church in Albion and a charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Albion. Surviving are 2 daughters, Delores Chorpenning of Albion and Edna Vinson of Kendallville; 2 sons, Frank of Albion, and Dallas "Buck" of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers, 2 sisters and 2 grandsons preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. ^ June 20, 1994
Iddings Frank Jr died May 6, 2009. He was born April 19, 1969 to Franklin G. and Patricia (Keister) Iddings at the Naval Air Station in Albany, Ga. On June 30, 1900 he married Joan Senter. He graduated from Central Noble in 1987. He coached high school football and wrestling. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; his children, Mandi, Megan and Derek; brothers, Charley of Albion, Bryan (Dorothy) of LaOtto and Leonard (Ginger) of Idaho; and a sister, Betty (Scott) Gamble of Albion. Funeral May 10 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. ^ 5-8-2009
Iddings Frank B, 57, native of Wayne Twp and for 39 years associated with Flint & Walling Mfg. Co., died this morning at his home, 123 W. Rush St. from apoplexy. He was born Feb. 19, 1876 on a farm west of this city, the son of Hiram B. and Mary Iddings. He graduated from Avilla High School and entered Fort Wayne Business College. He married Rose Ellen Deems Dec. 17, 1896, who died Aug. 31, 1924. To this union was born one son, Paul. On July 1, 1927 he married Elizabeth Winslow, former teacher in the local schools, who survives. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Kendallville Lodge No. 276 F&AM and Noble Chapter No. 122 OES. He was a Democrat and served as a member of the city council during the administration of former mayor C. M. Case. Surviving are the wife, son, 3 brothers and one sister, George, Allen Twp, William, Brushy Prairie, Bart near Mongo, Mrs. Emma Papier, Fort Wayne; and one granddaughter. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral Monday from the late home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-21-1934
Iddings George, 70, lifelong resident of Noble County and a resident of Albion for the past five years, died Wednesday at his home following a severe heart attack suffered Tuesday. He was born March 5, 1870 to Mr. and Mrs. Deacon Iddings on a farm in Noble County, where he has spent all of the years of his life. He was married to Bertha Drake of Kendallville, May 30, 1897, after which they moved onto a farm southwest of Kendallville. He was prominent in county Democratic circles, being Allen Twp assessor for 22 years and county assessor four years. He was a director of the Noble County REMC. For the past year and one-half he had been associated with Guy Stuckman and had cared for the stock at his stock barn here. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Harold and Robert of Kendallville, and Lauren of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Householder of Avilla, and Mrs. Thurlow Albaugh of Kendallville; 18 grandchildren; and two brothers, Will and Albert of Mongo. One daughter preceded him in death. Funeral Friday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 5-?-1940
Iddings George Byron, 77, died Dec. 30, 2008 at DeKalb Hospital. He retired in 1996 from Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Avilla American Legion Post 240, LaGrange Gas and Steam Association and Cedar Creek Engine Club. He had attended Indian Village Church of God. He was born Feb. 10, 1931 in Avilla to Robert and Mary (Christlieb) Iddings. He married Beverly Grogg Shoudel on April 1, 1977. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Iddings of Turkey Lake and Gary and Linda Iddings of Pleasant Lake; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Ronnie Cooper of Butler; 3 stepchildren; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Wanda Iddings of West Virginia; and 5 sisters and a brother-in-law, Sandra Rutherford of Albion, Wanda Cowley of LaGrange, Linda Dilly of Auburn, Lois and Hal Harp of Kendallville and Blanch Iddings of Auburn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald. Services Sunday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ^ 1-2-2009
Iddings Harold J, 77, Albion, died Monday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County July 29, 1903, the son of George and Bertha Drake Iddings. He married Evelyn Rimmel on May 18, 1927 in Albion. He was a retired farmer and was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Dallas (Buck) of Kendallville, Franklin of Albion; three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Dolores) Chorpenning, Ruth Smart, Edna Lee Greene; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Helen) Householder, LaGrange, and Mrs. T. W. (Ruth) Albaugh, Avilla; a brother, Jack, of Kendallville. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 7-31-1980 + 7-?-1980
Iddings Henry was the father of Hiram, Jackson, Lewis and Warren Iddings, who are all among the early settlers of Noble County. At the time of his death he was over 80 years of age and was probably the oldest of the early settlers of Noble County. His aged wife died a few years ago. Albion New Era 6-12-1873
Iddings Hester (Newman) was born in Springfield, O., Oct. 9, 1831, died in Kendallville, Sept. 4, 1895, aged 63 years, 10 months and 25 days. She had lived in Kendallville more than fifty years, having come here in her girlhood. In March 1851 she married Warren Iddings. They had seven children. Three survive, Dr. Homer L. Iddings, and the daughters, Sadie and Inverness. She had been a member of the M.E. Church in Kendallville for forty years. Funeral at her residence near the city Sept. 6. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-4-1895 ^ 9-13-1895
Iddings Hiram was born in Portage County, Ohio, now Summit County, Jan. 17, 1814, his parents, Henry and Sarah Iddings, having moved there from Penn. in 1819. They were from sturdy stock, his father Scotch and his mother Welch. At the age of 19 he married Roena Greenman of the same county. Her age was 16. In 1836 accompanied by his parents, three brothers, Jackson, Lewis and Warren, 2 sisters, Eliza Reed and Polly Iddings, he moved his family consisting of a wife and 2 daughters to this place, landing here Oct. 10. Their first stop was made with George T. Ulmer (lately deceased) who lived in a double log house on the site of the present residence of James Hammel. Shortly after this he entered 40 acres of land and built a log cabin on the farm where he lived and died. He assisted in the organization of his township which was named "Allen" by the county officials or those in charge. In 1841 he had a contract for grading on the Wabash Canal about 30 miles east of Fort Wayne, and in 1842 he and his brother Lewis took another contract of the same company for clearing the timber from the canal line. He took other state ditching jobs. In 1859 his wife died. They had 9 children. One daughter and one son died in infancy. Three daughters, Ruinda, Cecelia and Adah, died after they were married. Four survive and were present at the funeral. They are Mrs. O. J. Bearss and Mrs. Frank Bearss of Peru, Mrs. Fontaine of Chicago and Mrs. W. S. Mathews of this city. In 1860 he married Delila R. Cole who survives him. They had a son and daughter but both died while infants. He was appointed first deputy postmaster and the office was kept in his residence in a stand drawer. Money was scarce and very frequently letters received at the office were delivered with the promise of postage late, which was as high as 25 cents per letter sometimes. Everybody got their mail, money or no. In 1861 he was appointed warden of the new state prison at Michigan City. In 1863 he was appointed provost marshal of this district with the rank of captain. His next public service was as pension agent with office at Fort Wayne. In 1880 he was elected a joint representative to the legislature for Noble, DeKalb and Elkhart Counties. In 1851 or 1852 he was the proprietor of a dry goods store in the then thriving village of Lisbon. His kindness of heart in this case worked to his financial injury as the many customers he had who had obtained goods and promised to pay after harvest and when they sold their furs, coon skins, etc., did not materialize on the date of settlement. He also had a contract for several years about 1855 to 1860 of carrying a tri-weekly mail from here to Fort Wayne. Instead, he made it daily and carried it on a hack or stage coach. During the last year he built a beautiful 2-story brick block on Main St. in our city. It is now about ready for occupancy. He was an intimate friend of Governor Morton and was a welcome and frequent visitor at the White House during Lincoln and Grant’s administrations. His funeral took place on his 78th birthday from the Spencer opera house. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. His death occurred on Jan. 14, 1892, his age being 77 years 11 months and 27 days. ^ 1-22-1892
Iddings Hiram B was born April 19, 1841 in Allen Twp. He was the son of Jackson Iddings and had 5 brothers and 7 sisters, of whom 3 brothers and 2 sisters are dead. He was married in 1867 to Mary Arehart. They had 6 children, one of whom, a daughter Lillie, is dead. His wife died in Nov. 1879, after which he was married to Mrs. Maggie Ross, who with their daughter, Mrs. Emma Coy and 4 sons, George, William J. Frank and Albert B. survive. Cause of death was neuralgia of the heart. He died at his residence in this city Jan. 7, aged 54 years 8 months and 18 days. ^ 1-17-1896
Iddings Ida May, 75, widow of Owen L. Iddings, died at her home near Kendallville Sunday from the infirmities of age. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hollie Lemaster of Kendallville; one son, Russell at home; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, George Johnson; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Failor of Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday from the home with burial in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1936
Iddings Ivern died Sunday in the McCray Hospital. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. E. E. Wadsworth, with whom she resided, one niece and five nephews. Funeral Tuesday in the First Methodist Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-31-1951
Iddings Jackson was born Jan. 13, 1816 in Summit County, Ohio. With his brothers, Hiram, Lewis and Warren, and sisters, Eliza and Mary, and their parents, he removed to Noble County, Sept. 10, 1836. Aug. 10, 1837 he married Barbara Dingman. They had 13 children, 6 of whom are dead. The 3 sons and 4 daughters surviving are Hiram B., Asa J. and Owen L. Iddings, and Mrs. Frances A. Bloomfield, Mrs. Sarah Jourdan, Mrs. Ruth A. Eckels and Mrs. Ida L. Strater. He died Oct. 14, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and one day. Henry, his father, with his family, settled on a piece of land now within the limits of this city and very near where Mrs. H. McCray and family reside. After Jackson’s marriage he began farming on what for many years was known as the Troub farm in Allen Twp, now owned by Nathan Roberts. A short time thereafter he moved to Green Twp and opened up a new farm in the woods. A few years later he changed to a farm about a mile and a half northeast of Albion where he resided until about 1863 when he sold out and moved to the farm on which he died. Funeral at the residence Oct. 18. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-2-1894
Iddings Katherine A, 92, died Dec. 17, 2005 at Shepherd of the Hill in Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville on Aug. 12, 1913 to Samuel Evans and Mary Ellen (Murray) Smith. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1925 and married Lauren "Jack" Iddings in Dec. 1957. He died Aug. 12, 1981. She was employed with Kraft Foods for 15 years and retired from Uniform Printing in Kendallville after 20 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Moose Lodge in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Shirley Bishop of Kempner, Texas and Gary and Audrey Bishop of Ligonier; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Arnold Perkins of Wolcottville and Louise and Mike Rodman of Kendallville; 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Shane Honaker; a great-great-granddaughter, Jessica Miller; and 2 brothers, Richard and George Murray Smith. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 12-18-2005
Iddings Lauren "Jack", 70, Kendallville, died Aug. 12 in McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County May 21, 1911, the son of George and Bertha (Drake) Iddings. He married Katherine Smith in Kendallville Dec. 21, 1957. Surviving are his wife; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Arnold (Jean) Perkins of Adams Lake, Wolcottville, and Mrs. Louise Smart of Kendallville; two stepsons, Larry Bishop, Kendallville, and Gary Bishop of Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Helen) Householder, LaGrange, and Mrs. Thurlow (Ruth) Albaugh of Avilla; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A sister and two brothers, Harold and Robert, preceded him in death. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 8-20-1981 + 9-?-1981
Iddings Lewis was born in Boston Twp, Summit County, Ohio July 29, 1820, one of 20 children born to Henry and Sarah Iddings, both of whom were natives of Penn. He was reared upon his father’s farm receiving the common school education of that day. In 1836 he came with his father’s family to Noble County. Soon after becoming of age he began work on the Wabash & Erie Canal, where he remained for 3 years. He was married in 1845 to Rebecca Stilley. They had 6 children, 4 of whom are living, Florence, Virginia, Eugene and Victoria. Grace and Byron are deceased, as well as Mrs. Iddings who died in 1885. Mr. Iddings was elected county treasurer in 1862 and in 1864 was re-elected. In July 1886 he married Mary Swihart. Their only child is Gladys. He united with the Presbyterian Church in Sept. 1899. He died Feb. 25 after a long illness. Funeral at the family residence on Diamond St. Feb. 27. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-2-1900
Iddings Lottie, 74, widow of Eugene Iddings, died of heart failure at her apartment in Kendallville last Wednesday. She was a former teacher in the Albion schools. Funeral at her county home near Kendallville Saturday. + 11-?-1931
Iddings Mary D (Christlieb), 93, of Auburn, died Oct. 6, 2005 in Betz Nursing Home of Auburn. Born in Ari, she was a nurse's aide for 25 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Indian Village Church of God in Auburn. Surviving are 2 sons, George of Auburn and William of W. Va.; 5 daughters, Wanda Conley of Kendallville, Blanche Iddings, Sandra Rutherford, Linda Dilley of Auburn and Lois Harp of Kendallville; a sister, Leona Friend of Kendallville; 21 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert B. Iddings who died in Dec. 1962; a son, Donald; 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Services Tuesday in Indian Village Church of God. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 10-8-2005
Iddings Maud Phebe, whose funeral occurred this afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, is the daughter of Dr. A. S. and Chloe E. Parker. She was born in Kendallville June 23, 1862 and died March 28, 1892. She married Byron Iddings March 16, 1887 and spent two years thereafter in California. Returning to Kendallville, she accepted a place on the corps of teachers of the Kendallville High School. She was left motherless at the age of twenty. She was an honored graduate of the Kendallville High School. Two brothers, Thomas and Wad A.; and one sister, Mae, and the father, remain of the family. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-28-1892 ^ 4-1-1892
Iddings Naomi, daughter of William and Jennie Iddings, born Nov. 25, 1894; died Feb. 13, aged 2 months and 19 days. Funeral at the residence west of this city Friday. ^ 2-22-1895
Iddings Nellie, youngest daughter of Owen and Ida Iddings, was born May 18, 1893 and died June 8, aged 2 years and 21 days. Funeral at the family residence 2 miles northwest of Kendallville on Sunday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-14-1895
Iddings Owen L, 78, native of Noble County, died at his home Monday following a stroke of paralysis three weeks ago. Born in Green Twp Jan. 10, 1851, the son of Jackson and Barbara Dingman Iddings, he grew to manhood there. He married Ida Johnson 43 years ago, the couple making their home for a number of years on the farm in Wayne Twp now owned by Ida Strater. About 30 years ago they moved to the present farm home in Orange Twp on what is known as the "angling road." They had four children, Scott, killed ten years ago in a railway crossing accident, Mrs. Hollie Lemaster and Russell, both of Kendallville, and Nellie, who died in infancy. Surviving are his widow, son and daughter; and five grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1929
Iddings Rebecca, wife of Lewis Iddings, died on Feb. 24. She was born in Knox County, Ohio Feb. 7, 1826, came to this county with an older sister in 1843 and was married to Lewis Iddings Sept. 10, 1845, and with him located on the farm, then almost a wilderness, where she died. She was the mother of 2 sons and 4 daughters, one daughter having died in infancy. Funeral at her residence on Thursday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-27-1885
Iddings Robert B "Bob", 55, of near Kendallville, brother of Mrs. Ruth Albaugh, R. 2, Avilla, died Thursday of last week at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Noble County. Surviving are the wife, Mary; three sons, George B., R. 2, Kendallville, Donald, Corunna, and William, serving with the U. S. Army at Ft. Hood, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Wanda Cowley of Wolcottville, Mrs. Sandra Rutherford, Auburn, and Blanche, Linda and Lois, at home; two brothers, Harold, Rome City and Jack, Kendallville; one other sister, Mrs. Helen Householder; and 12 grandchildren. Services Monday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 5-17-1962
Iddings Russell, 81, R. 1, Kendallville, was found dead Tuesday at his residence. The approximate date of death was Feb. 5. Born in Noble County June 22, 1896, he was the son of Owen and Ida Mae (Johnson) Iddings. He was a Noble County resident his entire life and was a retired farmer. He has no immediate survivors. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1978
Iddings Scott, 34, an employee of the Standard Oil Co., was instantly killed Friday morning when his truck was hit by a fast NYC train. The accident occurred at the Main St. crossing in Kendallville. His body was carried for 2 blocks on the pilot of the engine.  The truck was wrecked. He is survived by his wife and 2 small children. Ligonier Leader 4-26-1922 Contributed by Judy Richter
Iddings Warren, youngest son of Henry and Sarah Iddings, was born in Boston Twp, Portage, now Summit County, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1825; and died Jan. 22, 1904. With his parents and sisters, Eliza Reed and Polly Iddings, and brothers, Hiram, Jackson and Lewis, he removed to Indiana in the fall of 1836, arriving on Oct. 10. They located on the farm which he since owned and where he passed from earth. At the age of 20 he adopted the shoemaker’s trade which he followed for 15 years. On March 24, 1851 he married Hester Newman, who preceded him in death about 8 years. They had 7 children, of whom 4 are deceased, Estelle, Isadore, Lenora and Eva, while 3 survive, Sadie and Ivie at the old home, and Dr. Homer L. Iddings of Merrillville, Ind. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral from the residence Sunday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-29-1904
Iden Ada E died Sunday morning in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sherer, Kendallville; 4 sons, Orval Iden of Mishawaka, Ray Iden of R. 4, Albion, Ralph Iden of near Cromwell and James Iden at home; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Miller of near Cromwell; and 5 sisters, Mrs. Laura Knepper of near Cromwell, Mrs. Della Airgood of Berrien Center, Mich., Mrs. Besie Jones of Mishawaka, Mrs. Marie Linn of Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Florence Hammon of Goshen. Funeral, Tuesday, in the Indian Village United Brethren Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. Cromwell Advance, 11-14-1957 Contributed by Judy Richter
Iden Alfred D, 47, Mishawaka, died Sept. 24 at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend after a fall at work. He was born March 21, 1932 at Wawaka. His first wife, Nancy, died in 1963. On Oct. 2, 1965 he married Shirley Seese in Mishawaka. She survives with a son, David A., Mishawaka; a granddaughter; his mother and father, Mrs. and Mrs. Raymond Iden, Wolf Lake; two brothers, Jerry of Mishawaka, and Robert of Churubusco; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Sandy) Pherson, Mishawaka, Mrs. Lloyd (Sharon) Walker, Rawson, Ohio, and Mrs. DeWayne (Shirley) Coe of Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and employed by the Uniroyal Power Plant at Mishawaka the past 25 years. Funeral Sept. 27. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. + 9-24-1979
Iden Anna, of Ligonier, died at the Luckey Hospital Saturday. She was nearly 79. Surviving are her husband, James; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ellis Smith of Elkhart and Mrs. Stella Moore of Fort Wayne; and 2 brothers, Manias Schlabach of Fort Wayne and Harry Schlabach of Kimmell. Funeral Monday from the Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Cromwell Advance 9-8-1938 Contriubted by Judy Richter
Iden Arlene Marie, 71, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1920 in Topeka, the daughter of Will and Goldie (Garber) Oesch. Her first husband, Henry Elliot, died in 1944. Her second husband, Ralph Iden, died in 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Patty Geiger of Cromwell; 2 sons, Pat Elliot of Cromwell and Arthur Iden of North Webster; 3 sisters, Joyce Tierney of Logansport, Laverne Hartzler of Twelve Mile and Gloria Mynhier of Wolcottville; 2 brothers, Bill Oesch of Wolcottville and Stanley Oesch of Topeka; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Connie, and one sister preceded her in death. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 1-29-1991
Iden Arthur, about 68, a lifelong resident of the Cromwell community, died Aug. 12, 1951 at his home near Cromwell. He was a farmer, survived by his wife, Ada; four sons, Orval of Mishawaka, Ray of near Wolf Lake, Ralph of near Cromwell, and James at home; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sherer of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Wednesday at Indian Village EUB Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 8-12-1951
Iden Aura Ethel, about 89, a resident of Sparta Twp, died Jan. 13, 1973 at the Columbia Nursing Home. A native of Noble Twp, she was born Dec. 2, 1883, a daughter of Charles Nelson and Margaret Knepper Prentice. Her formative years were spent in the Cromwell community. Following her marriage to Charles Iden, they established their home on a farm in Sparta Twp. He died in 1942. She lived on the farm until entering the nursing home in 1969. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. Survivors include three grandsons; three granddaughters; 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Merle Butler, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Memorial services Jan. 15 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 1-13-1973
Iden Charles, about 62, resident of the western part of Noble County, died last Friday at his home south of Cromwell. He is survived by the widow, Ethel; a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Butler; his mother, Mrs. Rose Iden; a brother, Arthur; and two grandsons, all residents of Sparta Twp. Funeral Monday at Indian Village United Brethren Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 10-?-1942
Iden Deloss, 64, died Jan. 9, 1992 in an Indianapolis hospital. He was born Jan. 25, 1927 to Gary and Sylvia Iden. He worked for Fort Wayne's North American Van Lines for 28 years and Franklin Electric Co. for 13 years. A WW II veteran, he was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Wayne Lodge #25, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine and BPOE #155, all in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Janet Kamdar of Fort Wayne; a son, Steven of Indianapolis; a brother, Junior of Kimmell; and 2 grandchildren. Services Monday in Faith Lutheran Church. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 1-9-1992
Iden Evelyn L, 89, died June 26, 2003 at Rosewood Terrace, Elkhart. She was born in Wawaka Sept. 2, 1913 to Harley and Adeline (Eby) Inks. She was married to Ray A. Iden. He preceded her in death. Surviving re 3 daughters, Shirley Coe of Columbia City, Sandra Pherson of Cincinnati and Sharon Waller of Findlay, Ohio; a son, Jerry Iden of Mishawaka, a sister, Kathryn Miller of Goshen; and a brother, Howard Inks of Colorado Springs, Colo. Services Monday at Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. ^ 6-27-2003
Iden Gary E, 85, R. 1, Kimmell, died Monday in Goshen Hospital following an illness of four days. Born July 6, 1893 in Noble County, he was the son of Townsend and Izora (Deardorff) Iden. He married Sylvia Hull Nov. 6, 1920. He had been a resident of the Cromwell community his entire lifetime. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the wife; two sons, Deloss, Fort Wayne, and Junior, Kimmell; two sisters, Mrs. Zona Banta, Elkhart, and Mrs. John (Edith) Walter, Auburn; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Broadway Christian Chapel. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-11-1978
Iden Gloria G, 88, of Kimmell, died May 1, 2011, at North Ridge Village in Albion. She was born on March 12, 1923. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1941, the valedictorian of the class. On March 25, 1944, she married Junior D. Iden. He is deceased. She was a homemaker, farmer, and office secretary. She was employed at Wirk Garment Corp. and Sorg Products in Ligonier. She retired from Dana Corp. in Churubusco in 1983 and later Precision Automotive in Syracuse in 1990. She was a member of the Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are one son, Terry A. Iden, Kimmell; 3 daughters, Becky G. Miller, Elkhart, Linda J. Barhydt, Goshen and Trudy A. White, Titusville, Fla.; 4 grandchildren, Megan J. Miller-Cummings, Keegan D. Barhydt, Kipp A. Barhydt and Jeffrey B. White; 3 great-granddaughters, Reese D. Barhydt, Peyton M. White and Kalea J. Cummings; and 2 great-grandsons, Riley A. Barhydt and Nathan P. White. No public visitation or services are planned. ^ 5-3-2011
Iden James Wesley, 71, died July 23, 1991 at home. He retired in 1982 from Dana Corp., Syracuse. Surviving are his wife, the former Kathryn Keasey; a son, Steven of North Webster; 3 stepchildren; a brother, Ray of Wolf Lake; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Military graveside services Thursday in Indian Village Cemetery. + 7-23-1991
Iden Junior Devon, 78, of Kimmell, died Sept. 23, 2002 in Oak Leaf Village Nursing Center of Ligonier. He graduated from Cromwell High School in 1941. He was a farmer and a member of Broadway Christian Church. He was born Oct. 17, 1923 in Kimmell to Gary and Sylvia (Hull) Iden. He married Gloria Dull on March 25, 1944 in Wakarusa. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Steve Miller of Elkhart, Linda and David Barhydt of Goshen and Trudy and Jeff White of Titusville, Fla.; one son, Terry of Kimmell; 4 grandchildren, Jeff White, Megan Miller, Keegan and Kipp Barhydt; one great-grandchild, Reese Barhydt. He was preceded in death by a brother, Deloss. Services Friday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-24-2002
Iden Ralph, 67, R. 1, Cromwell, died Sunday in Elkhart Hospital from leukemia. Born June 3, 1911 in Sparta Twp, he was the son of Arthur and Ada (Miller) Iden. He married Arlene Oesch July 16, 1946 in Fort Wayne. He was a lifetime resident of the area and was a retired farmer. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Patty) Geiger, R. 1, Cromwell; two sons, Arthur, R. 1, North Manchester, and Patrick Elliott, Cromwell; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Sherer, Kendallville; three brothers, Orville, Colorado Springs, Colo., Ray, Wolf Lake, and James, North Webster; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 8-17-1978
Iden Rose, 90, possibly the eldest lady of her township, died March 2, 1943 at her home south and west of Cromwell. She is survived by one son, Arthur of R. 1, Cromwell; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Stocker of Ligonier, and Charles Stocker of St. Louis, Mo.; and two sisters Mrs. Sarah Juday of Benton, and Mrs. Amanda Darr of Elkhart. Funeral last Friday at East United Brethren Church at Indian Village. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 3-?-1943
Iden Sarah burned to death in her home on W. Orange St. sometime early in the day. Her charred body was found by Kenneth Gorsuch, a young lad living just south of Cromwell, when he called at her home on an errand at about eight o’clock. The house was tightly closed when he made his visit and receiving no response to his rap on the door, he tried to open it and it yielded to his efforts. Upon opening the door he was confronted with the cloud of smoke and fumes of burnt flesh and rushing through them to the living room, he found the charred body lying on the floor besides the box heating stove, with her head partly under a lounge upon which she had probably been lying just before she arose to start her morning fire. She was clad only in her nightgown and bathrobe, both of which were burned from her body nearly to the waist. But few marks on the carpet, rugs or furnishings of the room in which she met her death were made by the fire which snapped out her life. According to neighbors acquainted with the habits and customs of the lady, it was not an uncommon thing for her to start her fires with coal oil and kept a small can for the purpose of dashing oil on the kindling. This can was found near her body, and it is the general belief that she had thrown oil on some live coals instead of dead embers as she supposed, and an explosion followed. + 1-?-1924
Iden Sylvia, 91, R. 1, Kimmell, died May 2, 1987 in Kenney Retirement Community, Ligonier. She was born March 23, 1896 in Milford to Sylvester and Mary (Miller) Hull. On Nov. 6, 1920 in Albion, she married Gary E. Iden. He died in 1979. A lifetime Noble County resident, she was a member of the Broadway Christian Chapel. Surviving are two sons, Junior D. of Kimmell, and Deloss L. of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-2-1987
Igney Asal W, 73, father of Doyle K. Igney, principal of Avilla Junior High School, died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been a Rousseau Brothers Chrysler-Plymouth Agency salesman before retiring in 1958. A Crescent City, Ill., native, he had lived in Fort Wayne since 1924 and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Also surviving are his wife, Mildred J.; two daughters, Mrs. L. J. Baumgarner, Charlotte, N.C. and Mrs. John J. DeYoung, Fort Wayne; three other sons, A. Gerald, Harold E. and Audis L., all of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Dale Rupert, Roanoke; one brother, Dale, Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Wednesday at C. M Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Pleasant Chapel Cemetery, Roanoke. ~ 11-19-1970
Igney Mildred J, 73, mother of Doyle K. Igney, principal of Avilla Junior High School, had lived in Fort Wayne for the past 45 years. She was a native of Frankfort and was a member of Scotland Presbyterian Church there. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors. Also surviving are three other sons, Gerald, Harold E., and A. L, all of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn DeYoung, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Beverly Baumgarner of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Kenneth Griffin of Stuart, Fla.; a brother, Roy Bynum of Porterville, Calif., and 10 grandchildren. Funeral in C. M. Sloan& Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Pleasant Chapel Cemetery, Roanoke. ~ 9-16-1971
Ihrie Amy, 84, pioneer, died at her home at Lisbon Wednesday. Surviving are six children, Mrs. Harriet Boszor, Lisbon, Grace and Wallace at home, Mrs. Florence Fryer, Avilla, Arthur of Detroit, and Orrie of Kendallville. Her husband died June 1, 1915. Funeral last Friday at the home. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. + 2-?-1931
Ihrie Arthur D died at his home in Detroit, Michigan October 2. He was born in Lisbon March 29, 1886 and attended the Lisbon School. He graduated from the Kendallville High School in 1906. He has been a resident of Detroit for more than forty years and was employed in the Art Museum for several years before his illness. He is survived by his wife, Clara; two sons, Rev. Dale Ihrie of Detroit and Jack of Royal Oak, Mich.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Hunt and Florence Fryer of Lisbon; and a brother, Orrie, of Kendallville. Funeral at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit October 6, with burial in Detroit. ~ 10-8-1953
Ihrie Charles M died this morning while he was engaged in repairing the room formerly occupied by the Snyder Drug Store. Apoplexy was the cause of death. He was born March 5, 1852 and was therefore 66 years of age. His birthplace was near Lima, Ohio, but he came to this vicinity when but two years of age and had lived here ever since. He was married on Oct. 29, 1873 to Olive Timmerman who preceded him in death. He is survived by five children, Ralph of this city, Fannie, a teacher in the city schools, Harry of LaGrange, Maurice stationed at Fort Wood, N.Y., and Lt. Everett, who is supposed to be on his way home from overseas. Funeral arrangements not yet announced. + 2-21-1919
Ihrie Donald H, 61, former Kendallville resident, died Thursday in his home in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., where he had resided for 18 years. He was born in Kendallville Nov. 21, 1911, a son of Orrie and Mary (Lash) Ihrie, and was married to Mary Gillespie. He was employed by the Murry Co. of Ohio and was a WW II veteran. Surviving are the widow and parents; two sons, David and Ronnie of Lawrenceburg; one brother, Devon, Kendallville; and four sisters, Paquita Kurtz, Kendallville, Mrs. Gerhard (Eileen) Krull, Rome City, Mrs. Robert (Theresia) Aumsbaugh, Churubusco, and Mrs. Wilson (Amy) Gongwer, Lawrenceburg. Funeral Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Lawrenceburg. + 8-?-1973
Ihrie Edwin - Lisbon, Ind., June 2 - Our little community mourns today the lost of one of its best citizens, Edwin Ihrie, whose death occurred last night, after a brief illness. Stricken suddenly ill, medical skill rendered every aid possible, without success. When death came, aside from local physicians, Dr. Duemling, of Fort Wayne, was at his bedside. Mr. Ihrie was born in Allen County, O., February 21, 1854, and came to Lisbon when a small child. In 1875 he married Amy Irene Baughman. By honest toil he built a home, recently destroyed by fire, and had recently moved into his new home. A brick mason by occupation, he has left lasting evidence of his handicraft throughout this community. Fraternally he was a helpful member of the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the Maccabees. He died June 1, aged 61 years, 3 months and 11 days. Surviving him are his mother, his widow and six children - Mrs. Hattie Boszor, living near here, Grace D. Ihrie, at home, Wallace Ihrie of Kendallville, Mrs. Florence Fryer of Avilla, Arthur D. of Detroit, Mich., and Orrie L. of Allen Twp. Also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Spencerville, O., and Mrs. O. P. Myers of Jefferson Twp, and two brothers, Charles of Mott Street, Kendallville, and John D. of this place, the latter mail carrier on rural route four. There are eleven grandchildren as well. The funeral will be held Friday at the house. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. * 6-?-1915
Ihrie Etta Maletta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hutchison, was born in Bourbon, Ind. May 4, 1885, and died at Garrett, Ind. April 9, 1907, aged 21 years 11 months and 5 days. In 1893 she moved with the family to Plymouth, Ind., and on Jan. 25, 1904 she married Howard Ihrie. They had a son who died when a few months old. She is survived by her husband, parents, 4 sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jennie. Funeral from the Methodist Protestant Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 4-18-1907
Ihrie Fannie, 60, a teacher for 44 years, 21 of which had been spent in the primary grades of the Kendallville schools, died at the Lakeside Hospital here from diabetes. She was born at Lisbon, the daughter of Charles and Olive Ihrie. She became a teacher when she was 16 years old. Surviving are four brothers, Harry A. and L., both of Fort Wayne, Everett of Bryan, O., and Ralph M. of Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday at the Church of Christ here. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. + 1937
Ihrie Harry, 73, died Sunday in a Fort Wayne hospital. For the last few years he had made his home with a son, Robert, New Haven. He was born in Lisbon and had been associated with telephone companies in Garrett, LaGrange and Avilla for many years. He was manager of the phone company here when he retired in 1943 because of poor health. Surviving in addition to the son are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Greaves, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Dan Bethel, Dayton, Ohio; another son, Allen, of R. 1, Fort Wayne; and nine grandchildren. Services Wednesday in New Haven. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. * 1953
Ihrie Joyce M, 56, of 211 S. Morton St. died Wednesday at McCray Hospital. Born in DeKalb County Nov. 12, 1927, she was the daughter of Clarence O. and Bertha (Pepple) LaFevor. On Jan. 29, 1949 in Kendallville, she married Devon J. Ihrie. A lifetime area resident, she had been employed by the News-Sun 14 years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Bertha Fetter in Butler; a daughter, Mrs. Weldon (Rose Marie) Cline of Tampa, Fla.; four sons, Danny Lee, Michael Allen and Thomas Wayne, all of Kendallville; and Steven Devon of Fort Wayne; a four grandsons. Funeral mass Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-12-1984
Ihrie Katherine Rebecca, 85, died Thursday in ExtendaCare in Kendallville. She was born July 19, 1913 in Kendallville to John and Mary (Marti) Branyan. On Nov. 12, 1935 in Kendallville she married Kenneth M. Ihrie. He died March 24, 1986. She was employed by Taylor Shoe Store and was manager of the Kendallville License Branch until 1978. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary, Elks Ladies Auxiliary and Sigma Beta Sorority. She served as precinct committeewoman for the Republican Party over 30 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Ruth Ann) Fifer of Bloomington; a son, Kenneth C. of Wolcottville; 3 grandchildren, Cheryll Polley, K. Scott Fifer and Ann Hall; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-23-1998
Ihrie Kenneth M, 77, of R. 1, Cree Lake, died Monday in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville Jan. 23, 1909, he was the son of Ralph and Edith (Coffelt) Ihrie. On Nov. 12, 1935 he married Katherine Branyan. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was an electrician and from 1969 to 1974 was manager of the Kendallville License Branch. As a young man he was a member and traveled with the Belford Acrobatic Troup. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and had served as Noble County Republican chairman and was Fourth District Republican treasurer. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Ruth Ann) Fifer of Bloomington; a son, Kenneth C. of Northport, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. E. J. (Marjorie) Leighty of Kendallville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. One brother preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-24-1986
Ihrie Lake of Allen Twp died Friday of heart disease. He was born in Easton, Pa. Dec. 23, 1814 and was 73 years, 10 months and 16 days when he died. He came to Ohio when 18 years old and has resided in Indiana since Oct. 1854. He was married twice, the last time, Dec. 12, 1850, at Lima, Ohio, to Marinda Bond, who survives him. He was the father of 2 children by the first marriage, one living, and 7 by the last, 6 of whom are living and attended the funeral. During the first years of his residence in the county he was engaged in manufacturing fanning mills and pumps and gave employment to a large number of men and did quite an extensive business. For several years he was justice of the peace. Funeral Sunday. Burial beside his little daughter in Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 11-16-1888
Ihrie Mary Evelyn, 90, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., died Jan. 26, 2004 at Scott Health Care Center. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was born June 14, 1913 in Kendallville to Gordon and Jennie (Sillaway) Gillespie. Surviving are 2 sons, David of Lawrenceburg, and Ron of Nashville; a sister, Alta Hite of Kendallville; 2 brothers, George and Robert Gillespie of Kendallville; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hugh Ihrie; a brother, Delton Gillespie; and a sister, Betty Ebert. Services Jan. 28 at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church. Burial, Calvary Cemetery. ^ 2-18-2004
Ihrie Mary M, 82, 427 W. Williams St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. A native of Noble County, she was born Dec. 15, 1892, the daughter of Gregory and Margaret (Olry) Lash. She and Orrie L. Ihrie were married Aug. 16, 1911 in Avilla. She had resided in Kendallville 64 years and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Paquita (Pat) Kurtz, 417 W. Williams St., Mrs. Gerhard (Eileen) Krull, Rome City, Mrs. Wilson (Amy) Gongwer, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Mrs. Robert (Theresia) Aumsbaugh, Churubusco; one son, Devon, 211 S. Morton St.; one sister, Mrs. Helen Buchs, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla; 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1975
Ihrie Orrie L, 86, who lived in Kendallville, died Thursday. He was born in Lisbon Feb. 18, 1891 to Edward and Amy Baughman Ihrie and married Mary M. Lash Aug. 16, 1911 in Avilla. She died Feb. 2, 1975. He had lived in Kendallville for 65 years and was a retired brick mason and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Fathers Auxiliary of the VFW. Survivors include one son, Devon, Kendallville; four daughters, Mrs. Paquita (Pat) Kurtz, Kendallville, Mrs. Gerhard (Eileen) Krull, Rome City, Mrs. Wilson (Amy) Gongwer, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Mrs. Robert (Theresia) Aumsaugh, Albion. Services Aug. 16 in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-18-1977 + 8-?-1977
Ihrie Wallace C, 52, native of Lisbon and a lifelong resident of this community, died this morning at his home in Lisbon where he resided with his sister, Grace. Death was caused by a spinal affliction and complications. He was born Jan. 10, 1882 at Lisbon, the son of the late Edwin and Amy Ihrie. When a young man he learned the trade of brick mason with his father and followed that trade until compelled to discontinue because of ill health. He was married in 1907 with Miss Artie Truelove of Avilla, who died 6 years ago. Surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters, including Grace of Lisbon, Mrs. Florence Fryer of Avilla, Arthur of Detroit, Mich., and Orrie of this city. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 1-18-1934
Iler Agnes R, 73, R. 1, Rome City, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1897 in Montgomery, Minn., she was the daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Vesely) Franta. She was married to Perry Iler. She was a retired cook. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Dorothy) Parker, Auburn; two sons, Bernard, Rome City, and Perry, Rockville, Md.; four sisters; one brother; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Friday at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1970
Iler Allen Newton, 77, former resident of the LaOtto community and resident of the Wolcottville area for many years, died Wednesday at his home. A son of Oliver P. and Mary Ann Jacob Iler, he was born July 24, 1869 in Zanesville, Ind. He married Caroline Grimm of LaOtto 51 years ago. The couple remained in that community ten years before moving to the Wolcottville area, where he became a well-known farmer. Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Wilson of near Wolcottville, and Mrs. Harold Aumsbaugh of LaPorte; a son, Russell of LaGrange; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Simon of LaOtto, and Mrs. Stella Whonsetler of Avilla; a brother, George of Garrett; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in the Wolcottville Methodist Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. ~ 2-6-1947
Iler Bernard, 82, of Rome City, died June 27, 2009 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in LaOtto on June 27, 1927 to Perry and Agnes (Franta) Iler. He graduated from Kendallville High School and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He worked for McCray Refrigeration and Cold Storage Co. in Kendallville, Albion Wire in Albion, Dana in Fort Wayne and Stanadyne in Garrett. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Perry and Marilyn Iler of Green Valley, Ariz.; and a sister, Dorothy Parker of Auburn. Funeral Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-29-2009
Iler Ezra G, the son of Joshua and Maria Iler, was born in Preble County, Oct. 15, 1859. When about 21 years of age he came with his parents to Van Wert County, Ohio, where they remained about five or six years. From thence they came to Noble County. Ezra, with his father and brothers ran a threshing outfit. His father died near Ormas and of a once large family of nine children, but two brothers, one sister and his mother remain. He married Mary Catharine Simmons May 19, 1892 and resided near Ormas. Their daughter, Maude was born there, as was also a son who died in infancy. While residing there he united with the Freewill Baptist Church. About six years ago he with his family came to Albion. Since residing here, a daughter, Margaret, was born to them. He united with the Lutheran Church about five years ago. On the morning of his death he was joking and happy, apparently in the best of health. At 10:30 a.m. he complained of a severe pain in his head. He told his wife he would go and lay down, then almost immediately he said he believed he had a stroke of apoplexy, that his tongue was getting so that he could not talk. These were the last words he spoke. He died Jan. 4, 1907, aged 47 years, 2 months and 19 days. He leaves a widow and two orphans. Funeral was Sunday at the Lutheran Church. Interment in the Albion Cemetery in a lot sloping toward the east, in full view from the home of the widow and orphans. + 1-?-1907
Iler O P died at his home in LaOtto Sunday. Funeral in the Lutheran Church Wednesday. Burial at Huntertown. ~ 5-29-1912
Iler Russell O, 93, died Tuesday in Life Care Center, LaGrange. He was born in LaOtto on Nov. 9, 1904 to Newton A. and Caroline (Grim) Iler. On July 21, 1928 in Kendallville he married Julia L. Lambright. She died Feb. 11, 1984. On Nov. 22, 1984 in Wolcottville he married Lois (Smith) Schwab. She died July 14, 1997. A district representative for NIPSCO for 43 years, he moved to LaGrange in 1943 from Wolcottville. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange and was retired from the LaGrange Fire Department. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ilene) Rosenberry of Three Rivers, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Guy (Martha) Swartzlander of Kendallville, and Mrs. Larry (Sandy) Donat of Rome City; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Wilson and Hazel Aumsbaugh. Funeral Friday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 6-2-1998
Imbody James A, 71, of Fort Wayne, died August 11, 2005 at his residence. He was born April 23, 1934 in Ege. He was a painter at Parkview Hospital, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Roanoke American Legion, Marine Corp. League and lifetime member of Fort Wayne Bowling Association. A Marine, he served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Regina "Jean" of Fort Wayne; son Kevin J. of Valparaiso; daughters, Karen J. Thompson and Rebecca A. Snyder of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Kathryn Wolfe and Mary Ann Calhoun of Fort Wayne, Sylvia Mills of Huntington and Ida Mae Franklin of Fort Wayne. Memorial service Aug. 20 at St. Therese Church. ~ 8-25-2005
Imes Ella B, 80, resident of Orange Twp all her life, died Oct. 15 at the home of her son, Orlo H., of west of here. She was the widow of W. A. Imes, pioneer Orange Twp farmer who died two years ago. She was a member of the Brimfield Methodist Church. Surviving are the son and three grandsons. Funeral Friday at the Imes home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1941
Imes Evelyn, 87, of Kendallville, died Oct. 16, 2006 at Goshen Hospital. She had been employed at Chronister Drug Store for 35 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born May 14, 1919 in Los Angeles to Julius and Mabel (Huffman) Mueller. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1937. She married Warren A. Imes on Oct. 20, 1940 in Kendallville. He died Dec. 25, 1969. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and W. Rex Gleim of Bristol; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, William and Cheryl of Muncie and David and Kathy of Indian Hills, Colo.; a brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Evelyn Miller of Kendallville; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Roger Woodcock and Jean and Edwin Smith of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren, Derrick Imes, Marisa Delaney, Damon Gleim, Shelby, Michael, Shawn and Abigail Imes; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Gleim in 1992. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-18-2006
Imes Frances, 85, mother of William Imes of Orange Twp, died Tuesday. Funeral yesterday at Jefferson Union Church. Burial, Skinner Cemetery. ^ 3-4-1880
Imes Frances Irene, 69, of near Brimfield, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital from a heart attack. She was born near Wolcottville on Oct. 19, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Washington Keller. She was raised in that community and for many years operated a millinery shop in Wolcottville. On March 27, 1923 she married Thomas Imes, a pioneer resident of Brimfield. She was affiliated with the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. Surviving are the husband; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Gardner of Wolcottville, and Mrs. William DeCamp of Albion; a brother, Eugene of Albion. Funeral Thursday from the residence. + 3-?-1928
Imes Kathryn, 92, 518 E. Diamond St., died today in McCray Hospital. Born in Jefferson Twp Oct. 21, 1885, the daughter of Elbert and Osie (Franks) Huston, she married Roy Imes in Oct. 1908. He died in 1934. A lifetime resident of Noble County, she was a retired school teacher, a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church, and a charter member of Orange Twp Extension Homemakers’ Club. Survivors are one son, Robert, Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A son, Warren; a brother; and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1978
Imes Lucile M, 100, died Tuesday in Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Avilla May 30, 1898 to George H. and Clara Jane (Baughman) Fairbanks. On Sept. 21, 1919 in Noble County she married Orlo H. Imes. He died in March 1969. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist Church, Wolcottville American Legion Auxiliary and Orange Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are a son, Thomas of Kendallville; 2 grandchildren, Thomas Imes Jr. and Cindy Crawford; and 3 great-grandchildren, Kyle, Clay and Kara Crawford. Three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-15-1998
Imes Mary C died at her home east of Brimfield Wednesday of dropsy and heart trouble, aged 72 years, 2 months and 14 days. She was born in Morrow County, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1848, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hosler. She married Thomas L. Imes, president of the Farmers State Bank of this city, March 13, 1873, and soon afterwards moved to the farm where they have continuously resided. They were parents of one daughter, who died several years ago. She is survived by her husband; a brother, W. W.; and a sister, Mrs. W. A. Imes. The obsequies will be at the residence Saturday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 4-?-1920
Imes Milton, who has been an invalid for several years, died at his home in Orange Twp Sunday. He was a cousin of Byron Halferty of this place, who attended the funeral at Sweet Church Tuesday. ~ 3-25-1897
Imes Orlo H was a Noble County native, a 50-year member of the Farm Bureau and Albion American Legion Post 246, charter member of Brimfield Lions and had attended Purdue University. Funeral at a Kendallville funeral home March 11, 1969. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1969
Imes Roy A, 49, Orange Twp, died this morning at his home west of the city on U. S. Road 6. from pneumonia. The eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Imes, he was born Aug. 24, 1885 on the Imes homestead. He graduated from Kendallville High School and embarked in farming. He married Kate Huston 26 years ago and 2 sons were born to them. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Brimfield and Kendallville Lodge No. 316 IOOF. Surviving are the widow and 2 sons, Robert H. and Warren A.; the parents and one brother, Orlo of Orange Twp. Funeral Saturday from the late home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-10-1934
Imes Sarah C, 76, a native of Noble County and a resident of near Brimfield her entire life, died Saturday at Lakeside Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1852 on the old homestead where she lived her entire life, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Collett. Her husband, John H. Imes died in Sept. 1918. She was one of the first members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Brimfield. There are no children nor near relatives surviving. Funeral Tuesday at the late home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1929
Imes Thomas L, 86, pioneer farmer of Orange Twp, died Sunday at the Mrs. Bert Strater home in Kendallville. Death was due to senility and complications. Born in Ohio, he moved here with his parents when a small child. He married Mary Catherine Hosler, who died about 15 years ago; and a few years later was married to Mrs. Irene Shamlin of Wolcottville, who also preceded him in death. He served as assessor of Orange Twp for several years and was at one time president of the former Farmers State Bank of Albion. He was one of the original stockholders of the Eastern Indiana Agricultural Association and served for years on the executive committee as well as the board of directors. Surviving are one brother and one sister, W. A. Imes and Mrs. Belle Bricker, both of near Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday from L. E. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1935
Imes Thomas L, 87, died Dec. 27, 2007 in Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1938 and played on its basketball team that went to semistate in 1938. He graduated from Purdue University in 1942 and played on its basketball team before entering the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He operated a dairy farm near Kendallville until 1982. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville and American Legion Post 381 in Rome City. He was born Oct. 14, 1920 in Kendallville to Orlo and Lucile (Fairbanks) Imes. On Jan. 23, 1943 he married Frieda Harlow in Lafayette. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Keven Crawford of Winamac; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Maryanne Imes of Madison; 3 grandchildren, Kyle Crawford, Clay and Shannon Crawford and Kara Crawford. Services Monday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-28-2007
Imes Warren A died on Christmas Day 1969. He was born Oct. 22, 1913 in Noble County, the son of Roy A. and Kathryn (Huston) Imes, and had been a resident of Noble County all his life. He was married to Mae Evelyn Miller on Oct. 20, 1940. He had served for eight years as trustee of Orange Twp and as county recorder. He was a charter member of the Lions Club of Rome City, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Brimfield. He was a graduate of Kendallville High School and had attended Purdue University. Surviving are the widow; his mother, a daughter, Mrs. W. Rex (Nancy) Gleim of Bristol; two sons, William A. of Muncie, and David L. at home; one brothers, Robert of Indianapolis. Funeral Dec. 28 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1969
Imes William was born in Belmont County, Ohio July 19, 1829; died at his residence in Orange Twp Oct. 16, aged 65 years 2 months and 7 days. His parents came to Richland County, Ohio when he was a year old, where he was reared and educated in the common schools. At the age of 16 he learned the trade of blacksmithing, which he followed until the fall of 1850. On March 1, 1849 he married Jane Halferty from Perry Twp. They had 7 children, 6 of whom and his companion survive. James Perry, the son, died July 12, 1879. He was a farmer and a Christian man. Burial, Union Chapel Cemetery. ^ 10-26-1894
Imhoff Viola, 57, of Port Arthur, Texas, died Nov. 9. She was a graduate of Albion High School and St. Joe School of Nursing in Fort Wayne. She was owner of Imhoff, Inc. Born in Noble County Nov. 25, 1926, she was the daughter of C. Frank and Hazel (Owen) Wilson. On Oct. 6, 1951 she married John C. Imhoff, who died in Oct. 1983. Surviving are her mother in Albion; a daughter, Victoria Woodruff of Georgetown, Texas; two sons, Michael of Bryan, Texas, and F. Cameron of Port Neches, Texas; two sisters, Fern Baxter and M. Fay Caupp, both Churubusco; two brothers, Guy of Mich., and Vern of Albion. Services Nov. 11 in Church of the Covenant, Port Arthur. + 11-9-1984
Imhoff Xenophon H, 62, of Pleasant Lake, died Sunday in Elmhurst Hospital, Angola. Surviving are the widow, Letha; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Shultz, Howe, and Mrs. Lavonne Gibson, Detroit; a son, Dean, Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial, Pleasant Lake Cemetery. + No date
Imler Beulah Mae, 79, died Friday in McCray Hospital. A lifetime resident of Kendallville, she was born Oct. 29, 1899 in Noble County to Frank and Abigail (Tryon) Moree. She married Loyal W. Imler May 29, 1915 in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne where she had been employed 15 years and was a member of the Noble County Saddle Club. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Maxine) Kemerly and Mrs. Max (Pauline) Rice, both of Avilla, Mrs. Lorene Sleeper and Mrs. Harold (Jean) Uhl, both of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 8-10-1979 + 8-?-1979
Imler Chester Vernon, 70, who died at noon Friday in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Wolcottville Methodist Church and a retired Pennsylvania telegraph operator. He and Mrs. Imler resided in Avilla several years. Surviving are the widow, Zelma, and a son, Richard, of Valparaiso. Services Monday in the Williams Funeral Home at Wolcottville. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery at Decatur. ~ 7-14-1955
Imler Don K (Cpl), 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Imler, Avilla, was killed April 8 in action in Germany. He enlisted in the Air Force March 23, 1942, received training at Hunter Field, Ga., where he suffered an injury, and then was transferred to the infantry. He was with the Ninetieth Division of Gen. Patton’s Third Army. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Cpl. Richard Imler with the 886th Chemical Co. in the southwest Pacific. + 4-8-1945
Imler Loyal W, 82, died Friday at McCray Hospital. He lived on N. Main St. in Kendallville. He was born March 11, 1897 in DeKalb County to William and Martha (Yarde) Imler. He married Beulah Mae Moree May 29, 1915 in Kalamazoo, Mich., and she died Aug. 24 of this year. He was a lifetime area resident and was retired from McCray Refrigeration Co., and a member of the Noble County Saddle Club. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lorene Sleeper, Kendallville, Mrs. Ralph (Maxine) Kemerly, Avilla, Mrs. Max (Pauline) Rice, Avilla, and Mrs. Harold (Jean) Uhl, Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a daughter preceded him in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 12-6-1979 + 11-?-1979
Ince Jaye Louise (Green), 91, died June 3 in Madison County, Va. She was born Jan. 25, 1896 in Ligonier. Her husband, Eugene, died in 1983. Survivors are a son, Eugene St. Clair Ince of Madison, Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-3-1987
Ingraham Almeda J was born Feb. 18, 1864 and died Oct. 27, 1952. Services at Bonham & Miser’s Oct. 30. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1952
Ingraham Charles L, 83, (b. 7-29-1867 - d. 12-19-1950) died Monday at his home in Kendallville. A retired employee of McCray Refrigerator Co., he was an electrical engineer. He was a member of Albion Lodge No. 97, F&AM and the Knight Templar. He had been a resident of Kendallville since 1907, moving there from Albion. Surviving are the wife, Almeda; and a daughter, Miss Cora Ingraham, at home. Services Thursday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1950
Ingraham Margaret, 74, for many years a resident of Albion, died at the home of her son, Charles, in Kendallville Nov. 23. A native of Pennsylvania, in 1878 she located in Noble County, coming to Wolcottville from Ohio. She became a resident of Albion in 1881. Her husband died three years ago last Feb. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Historical Club, the Eastern Star, the Lady Maccabees, and the Pythian Sisters. She is survived by the son; a granddaughter, Cora of Kendallville; a brother, Armel Gault; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Newman, both of Wolcottville. Funeral at the M. E. Church, Albion Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 11-?-1919
Ingrum David K, 58, died Monday in his Cromwell residence. He was born Aug. 31, 1939 in Howard County to Kenneth and Christina (Yater) Ingrum. On Sept. 7, 1958 in Monon he married Patricia Malsbary. A 1957 graduate of Kokomo High School, he attended International Business College. He was employed 25 years at International Harvester and Tokheim for 8 years. He was a computer programmer and had owned and operated the Knapp Lake Kafe. He attended Wawasee Lakeside Chapel. Surviving are his wife; his mother and stepfather, Gerl Dillman of Kokomo; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Laura Ingrum of Churubusco; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Eric Baumgartner of Petoskey, Mich.; and 4 grandchildren, Alexa and Kyle Ingrum, Sam and Erika Baumgartner; a brother, William of Illiopolis, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Larry (Diana) Hale of Swayzee. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 3-23-198?
Inks - Grandma Inks was buried in the Springfield Cemetery on Tuesday. ^ 6-6-1884
Inks Albert J, one-time left-handed pitcher with the Brooklyn baseall club of the National League, died at his home today.  Surviving are the widow, Fannie, and 2 brothers, Harry and William of Ligonier.  Funeral Sunday at the residence of Philip Schloss.  Burial, Oak Park Cemetery.  He had operated a movie house here for the last 30 years.  After pitching in the minor leagues, he went to the Baltimore Orioles and from there to Brooklyn.  He retired in 1905.  Contributed by Judy Richter
Inks Beverly L, 80, died Sept. 28, 2000 at North Shore University Hospital in Glen Cove, N.Y. She was born Feb. 24, 1920 in LaGrange County to Lloyd and Nina (Frick) Hunter. She married Robert E. Inks, who died in 1973. She was retired from New Hyde Park School District, New York, as a cook and was a member of Bellerose Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 sons, Steven of Atlanta, Ga., Ronald of Islandia, N.Y., Douglas and Dennis of Floral Park; 3 sisters, Eleanor Price of Syracuse, N.Y., Helen Sylvester of Fort Wayne, and Lois Snowberger of Ligonier; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Inks. She was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-1-2000
Inks Burl, 70, president of the Ligonier Telephone Co., died July 2 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Louise Inks and Mrs. Phil (Josephine) Schloss of Ligonier; a nephew, Dr. Robert Schloss of Fort Wayne; and a cousin, Mrs. Ray Loy, Ligonier. He was born Dec. 2, 1892 to Harry E. and Rena Faith Inks and lived all his life in Ligonier. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Masonic and Elks Lodges and Ligonier Post of American Legion. Funeral July 5 from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-2-1963
Inks Daniel, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Inks of Ligonier, died last Wednesday at Wabash College, Crawfordsville. Complications developed after a mastoid operation last summer were believed to have caused the sudden death. He is survived by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Laura Loy, all of Ligonier. Funeral at the home in Ligonier Saturday. + 10-?-1928
Inks David Edgar, 83, died in the Alfran Nursing Home last Saturday. He was born in Wolf Lake Jan. 11, 1867 and lived his entire life in Noble County. Services were held in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 11-?-1950
Inks Dennis G, 55, of Floral Park, N.Y., died March 3, 2006 at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola. He was employed as a carpet installer. He was born Nov. 8, 1950 in Kew Gardens to Robert and Beverly (Hunter) Inks. Surviving are 2 brothers, Robert and Ronald of Floral Park. He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Douglas. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-8-2006
Inks Douglas G, 52, of Islandia, N.Y., died June 2, 2003 in New York. He worked in maintenance for Hilton Hall Apartments and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was born Nov. 8, 1950 to Robert and Beverly (Hunter) Inks. Surviving are 3 brothers, Robert, Dennis and Ronald. Services today at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-9-2003
Inks Edward P, 83, of Wolf Lake, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died Nov. 4 in Alfran Nursing Home at Pierceton. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. P. Williams of Ligonier; a brother, Charles of Wolf Lake; and a niece, Miss Evelyn Williams. Funeral Monday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 11-?-1950
Inks Fannie, about 75, widow of the late Albert J. Inks, died Dec. 4, 1949 at her home in Ligonier. Surviving are one nephew, Burl Inks; and three nieces, Miss Louise Inks, Mrs. Josephine Schloss and Mrs. Laura Loy, all of Ligonier. Funeral Tuesday at the Loy residence. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1949
Inks Louise, 95, used to deliver phone bills on her bicycle at the turn of the century for the Ligonier Telephone Co. It was the start of a lifelong commitment to the local phone company, where she eventually became its longtime chairman of the board. She remained involved with the company until her death at Kenney Health Care Center Saturday evening. She was the daughter of the company’s founder, who began the company in 1896. Born Oct. 17, 1890, she was the daughter of Harry and Rene (Faith) Inks. She was a lifetime Ligonier resident and member of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a sister, Josephine Schloss of Ligonier. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-21-1985
Inks Marian, wife of Cloyd Inks of Wawaka, and their daughter, Olive, aged 16, of Goshen, were fatally injured Oct. 12, 1952 in a highway accident 5 miles west of Ligonier at the junction of State Road 13 and U. S. Road 33. Six other people were injured in the accident, including the Inks other daughter, Carol, aged 15. A car driven by her husband, westbound on U. S. 33, apparently failed to stop for a stop sign and turn at the junction. The bodies were taken to the Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. + 10-?-1952
Inks Olive - See Marian Inks.
Inks Robert, 57, formerly of Wawaka, died Tuesday in Sebring, Fla. He is survived by four sons, six sisters and one brother. Funeral will be Friday at Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. His wife, LaVancha, lives in Long Island, N.Y. His parents were Harley and Addie Inks of Wawaka. + 12-?-1973
Inks Susanna, 87, widow of Joseph Inks, died Sunday at her home on Peabody Ave. from complications resulting from old age. For many years a resident of Columbia City, she was a pioneer settler of northern Indiana, born Sept. 10, 1845 in Champaign County, Ohio, to William and Almira Quinn who came to Indiana when she was one year old. The family settled in Noble County but later moved to Kosciusko County, erecting their home on the banks of Tippecanoe Lake. It was there that she grew to womanhood. She had often told her family about pioneer conditions when northern Indiana was mostly unbroken wilderness. During her girlhood many Indians inhabited this section of the state and wild animals were a constant menace to the early settler. She was married on Aug. 24, 1865 to Joseph Inks. They had 5 children. Two of these survive, Norman, city, and Mrs. Fremont White of Fort Wayne. Also 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren survive. Her husband died Jan. 4, 1912. She was the last of a family of 8 children and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Ormas, joining in 1880. + 3-?-1932
Inks Thomas died a few days ago at Springfield, this county, aged 66 years and 2 days. > 11-7-1878
Inks Thomas Harley, about 72, (b. 10-26-1877) resident of Wawaka and a retired NYC Railroad employee, died Oct. 11, 1950 in his home in Wawaka. He had worked as a maintenance of way foreman many years. Surviving are the widow, Addie; two sons, Robert, Long Island, N.Y., and Howard, a captain in the Air Corp serving in Japan; seven daughters, Mrs. Russell Butler and Mrs. Russell Upson, Elkhart, Mrs. George Hite and Mrs. Russell Miller, Goshen, Mrs. Ray Iden, Mishawaka, Mrs. Louis Dircks, Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Lee Osborn, Empire, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Riley Dukes, Wawaka, and Mrs. Gilbert Graham, Wenatchee, Wash.; six brothers, Cloyd, Wawaka, Walter, Mishawaka, Ray, Seattle, Wash., and Charles, Ora and Bert, all of Wenatchee; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral Oct. 14 at the home in Wawaka. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 10-?-1950
Inks William B, 75, Ligonier monument dealer of many years, died Sept. 1 at his Ligonier home. A brother and a daughter survive. Funeral Saturday at the residence. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1943
Inlow DeWayne H, 48, of Albion, died Aug. 1 in Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City. He was born Nov. 26, 1949 in Auburn to Harold R. and Alice (Flowers) Inlow. His father is deceased. His mother and stepfather, Alice and Richard Jackson, survive in LaOtto. On Oct. 23, 1971 in Blue River Church of the Brethren in Churubusco he married Mary B. McCoy. A truck driver for Food Marketing for 26 years and a farmer, he moved to Albion 28 years ago from LaOtto. He was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church and Noble County Gas & Steam Association. Also surviving are his wife; a daughter, Julie; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Andrew, Matt and Janika of Albion; a brother, Michael of Baltimore, Md.; and a half-sister, Jane Pepple of Auburn. Funeral Tuesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Church. ~ 8-27-1998
Inman Gary, 64, of Kendallville, died Aug. 25, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. He was born July 14, 1942 in Detroit to Lawrence and Violet (Froberg) Inman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his mother in Portland; 2 daughters, Traci Robertson of Kendallville and Shauna VanHorn; 3 sons, Jeffrey of Wolcottville, Christopher of Kendallville and Kent; 2 brothers, Roger and Lee of Portland; 2 sisters, Linda of Indianapolis and Patti of Portland; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father; a grandson, Josh Inman in 2004; and 2 brothers, Frank and Jimmy. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-26-2006
Inman Joshua Nathan, 19, died May 4, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had attended East Noble High School. He was born Jan. 26, 1985 in Portland, Ind. to Jeff Inman and Roxanne (Ashley) Payne. Surviving are his father in Kendallville, his mother and stepfather in Kendallville; grandparents, Corbett and Margaret Ashley, Sue Mozena and Gary Inman of Kendallville; a brother, Jason of Auburn; 3 sisters, Amanda, Ashley and Andrea of Kendallville. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-5-2004
Inman Lee R, 85, died Jan. 2, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville is handling local arrangements. ^ 1-3-2011
Inman Mary, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. I. Beadle, near Kendallville, December 24, She was the mother of Mrs. Thomas Schutt. ~ 12-30-1897 Mary Durst was born Jan. 4, 1812 in Penn. She married Powers Inman June 24, 1830. They had 3 sons and 7 daughters, all of whom are living but 2 sons. She was left a widow in 1865. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She died Dec. 24, 1897 aged 85 years 11 months and 20 days. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Beadle, southwest of this city Sunday. ^ 12-31-1897
Inman Sophia Mirth, 98, of Kendallville, died Saturday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in DeKalb County on Dec. 28, 1893, the daughter of Silas "Tile" and Florence (Badger) Simon. She retired in 1964 as a ticket audit supervisor for United Airlines. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and Noble Chapter 122 OES. Surviving are a son, Lee R. Inman of Newport Beach, Calif.; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Cedar Creek Cemetery. * No date.
Inman Virginia L, 64, Fort Wayne, died March 5, 2003 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. She was born in Avilla. Surviving are a son, Chad Inman of Livermore, Calif.; a daughter, Nicole Houtz of Pleasant Lake; a grandchild and 2 step-grandchildren. Her husband, Ronald, died in 1999. A homemaker, she was a bookkeeper with Bakerlift of Fort Wayne and a customer service representative for Glenbrook Square. Services in Fort Wayne. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Avilla. ~ 3-20-2003
Inniger Amos L, 67, was born in Adams County July 8, 1907. Services were Monday in the First Missionary Church for the father of Fred L. Inniger, head basketball coach at East Noble High School. Surviving are his widow, Selma; a son, Fred; one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Norma Jean) Egly, Berne; a sister, Mrs. David Habegger, Ossian; two brothers, Homer of Berne and Ervin of Peru; and two granddaughters. Burial, MRE Cemetery, Berne. ~ 3-20-1975
Inscho William died at his home in Jefferson Twp on Feb. 23, 1881. He was born in Sussex County, New Jersey on Dec. 28, 1802. He moved to Virginia with his parents when quite young and then to Huron County, Ohio in 1815. He was married in 1830 and he and his wife came to Noble County in 1837, she dying Sept. 14, 1838, one of the victims of the fearful scourge that swept over all northern Indiana during that season. Two of his sons by this marriage, George and Hugh, are living in Jefferson Twp. He married again in 1840 and his widow is still living on the homestead, and their one child is the wife of John Guthrie, one of the farmers in Jefferson Twp. He was the first blacksmith in Jefferson Twp. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-23-1881 ^ 6-9-1881
Irish Sheldon, about 29, Albion and Wawaka High School vocational agriculture teacher, was killed last Saturday on Road 37 near Rigdon eight miles north of Elwood when his car crashed into an army truck parked beside the road. He was en route home from Indianapolis where he attended the Indiana State Teachers Association convention. Surviving are the wife, Vernice; three small children, Peri Anne, Bruce and Judy Kay; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Sheldon; three brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services and burial at Blandinsville. + 10-?-1944
Irons Ethel of Albion died at Newcastle last Friday. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Irons. One sister, Mrs. Beulah Smith, late of Chicago, preceded her in death. A sister, Mrs. Orland Beckley of Albion, survives. Last rites were held from the United Brethren Church Sunday. + 12-?-1936
Irons Eva, 80, of Port Huron, Michigan, died May 20 and the funeral was Monday. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Veazey and was born in Avilla where she graduated from the high school in 1922. She is survived by one son and a sister, Lotta, of Sylvania, Ohio. ~ 5-26-1983 She was born May 26, 1903 and married George Randall Irons at Avilla in 1930. He died December 20, 1968. Surviving are a son, Dr. William G. Irons and two granddaughters, Julie and Marybeth Irons, Evanston, Ill.; a sister, Lotta Veazey of Sylvania, Ohio. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. ~ 6-2-1983 + 5-20-1983
Irons G Randall, 67, Port Huron, Mich., died Sunday. He was born July 6, 1902 in Toledo, Ohio, and lived in Port Huron 32 years. He and the former Eva A. Veazey were married August 22, 1929 here in Avilla. He attended Toledo High School, was a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and a retired packaging engineer for Chrysler Corporation. He is survived by his widow, a son, William G., Ann Arbor, Mich.; a brother, James C., Sylvania, Ohio. Services December 4. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo. ~ 12-12-1968 + 12-1-1968
Irons Kathryn Cosette, 87, died at her Vernon, Vt. home Monday. She was born March 12, 1909 in Acton, Ind. to Clark Sampson and Fannie Bell (Showalter) Hutchinson. She married Robert Karle Irons on March 23, 1934. He preceded her in death. She graduated in 1932 from Butler University and Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music in Indianapolis with a joint degree. She was a member of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority and Kendallville First Presbyterian Church where she was choir director for 35 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Kristin Grant of Vernon, Vt., Karla Erick of Boulder City, Nev., and Lucia Boyer of Redwood, N.Y.; a brother, Roland Hutchinson of Acton; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Hutchinson. Memorial services later. + 11-11-1996
Irons Mary Emma was born in Ohio, the daughter of Daniel and Suzannah Braden, Oct. 10, 1864, and died at a hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. Dec. 22, 1919, aged 55 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was the widow of Merton Irons and the mother of one daughter, Anna, who is now Mrs. John H. Finley of Buffalo. About three years ago she became a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves one daughter; four grandchildren, Saunita, Phyllis, John and Virginia Finley; one brother, Solomon. Funeral at Christian Chapel Dec. 26. 1919. + 12-?-1919
Irvin Frank, died last Thursday, according to a telegraph message to his father, James C. Irvin. He started west not more than 2 months ago, little thinking he would so soon be brought back a corpse, as he was Monday. The funeral took place at Swan Monday. ^ 6-20-1877
Irvin Mary J, 55, died at her home in Fort Wayne last week from pneumonia. She leaves a husband, a daughter, Mrs. Jesse Gorrell; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Ditmars, LaOtto, and Mrs. John Mendenhall of Lightning, Ia.; 3 brothers, O. O. Simon and Silas Simon of Swan and Charles P. Simon of Oakland City. ^ 10-13-1905
Irvine Bingham, 70, the father of Theo B. Irvine, the cigar maker, died at the residence of his daughter in LaGrange County on May 8. ~ 5-18-1893
Irwin - The last twin son of Perry Irwin died Dec. 31 and was buried at Mt. Pleasant on New Year’s Day. Noble Co Democrat 1-7-1926
Irwin Perry, about 75, (b. 7-4-1869) and for several years a resident of the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, died Jan. 14, 1945 after sweeping the snow from the sidewalk in front of the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clair Allen, in Albion. After completing the job he entered the kitchen and collapsed. The coroner attributed death to arterial sclerosis. Surviving are four sons, Arthur and Paul of Coldwater, Mich., Roland, Quincy, Mich., and Allen, Otsego, Mich.; six daughters, Mrs. Ray Enos and Mrs. Clair Allen, Albion, Mrs. Milford Tayer, Mt. Clemens, Mich., Mrs. Milo Dewyer, Wayne, Mich., Mrs. Harvey Henwood, Syracuse, and Mrs. Raymond Rodman, Goshen; two stepsons, Cecil Weaver, Kendallville, and Otto Weaver, Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Barkley of California; and 32 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday from Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-?-1945
Irwin Richard Leo, child of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Irwin, was born Oct. 26, 1925 and died Sunday, age 8 weeks and 6 days. He leaves the father, mother, 7 brothers and 6 sisters. Funeral Monday at the house. + 12-?-1925
Irwin Wanda, 81, 221 S. State St., died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. She had suffered a stroke earlier. She was born in Fortville March 25, 1892, a daughter of James and Martha Jane (Collier) Reeves and was married in Anderson April 17, 1912 to Raymond Irwin. He had operated a funeral home, Irwin-Ryer, corner Diamond and Main Streets, until he was killed in 1937. She was a Kendallville resident about 60 years, coming from Fortville. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jane Guise of Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Mountz, 522 E. Mitchell St.; a grandson, Raymond Mountz; two sisters, Mrs. William W. Mears and Mrs. Mabel Sturwold, both of Anderson; and a brother, Robert, Boca Rotan, Fla. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1973
Isaac Randy Lee, son of Timmie J. and Christine (Carper) Isaac, 214 S. Grant St., Kendallville, was stillborn Friday in McCray Hospital. Other survivors are a brother, David at home; grandparents, Craner and Rose Isaac, Kendallville, Floyd (Bud) and Dorothy Carper, Waterloo. Graveside services today in Waterloo Cemetery. + 12-23-1983
Isaacs Noralee, 46, was born in River Rouge, Mich., and married Richard A Isaacs in 1946 in Melvindale, Mich. She had lived in Rome City 12 years, moving there from Wayne, Mich. She died Thursday morning in her home. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. James (Kathleen) Berry, Rome City, Mrs. Rickey (Patricia) Ritchie, Ligonier, Mrs. William (Jacqueline) Parker, Kendallville, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Marti, Avilla; two sons, Norman and Michael at home; her mother, Mrs. Walter Eden, Palatka, Fla.; five grandchildren. Services Saturday in St. Gaspar Church at Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 12-29-1974 + 12-?-1974
Isaacs Onalee H, 77, of Roseboro, N.C., and formerly of Rome City died April 24, 2013, at the Southwood Nursing Home in Clinton, N.C. She was a graduate of Waterford Township High School in Michigan. She was a past member of the Rome City American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary.She was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Rochester, Mich., to John J. and Carrie (Lane) Hillman. She married Richard A. Isaacs on Aug. 5, 1975, in Greenville, S.C. He died July 11, 2004. Surviving are 2 sons, Milford S. “Doc” and Michelle Mullins of Dallas, Texas, and Paul and Diane Mullins of El Cajon, Calif.; 4 daughters, Sarah Barbara and Fred Stamey of Roseboro, N.C., Cynthia “Cyndi” and Joseph DeWitt of Pierceton, Ind., Cheryl Mullins and Deb McKinley of Columbus, Ohio, and Brenda and Terry Winebrenner of New Hill, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Alfred Isaacs Jr. in 1976; her brothers, Delbert Hillman, who was killed in the Korean War in 1950; Maurice Hillman, Elwin Hillman, Wallace Hillman. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-27-2013
Isaacs Richard A, 78, of Rome City, died July 11, 2004 at Goshen Hospital. He was born Nov. 18, 1925 in Fort Wayne to Russell and Hilda (Vachon) Isaacs. He married Onalee Hillman on Aug. 5, 1975 in Greenville, S.C. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne and a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II. A member of American Legion Post 381 in Rome City and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albion, he was employed as a maintenance supervisor at B.F. Goodrich in Fort Wayne, retiring after 25 years of service. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mary Brown of Quincy, Mich.; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Kathleen Berry of Hazelhurst, Ga., Patricia and Roy Armstrong of Ligonier, Jacqueline and Chris Gaetz of Angola and Mary and Brian Winebrenner of Syracuse; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Mindy of Wolcottville, Norman and Peggy of Prairie de Chein, Wis.; 7 stepchildren; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard; a granddaughter, Valery Parker; a sister, Hilda Fortney; and 2 brothers, William and John. Services Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-13-2004
Isaacs Richard II, one-day old, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Tuesday in McCray Hospital to Richard and Onolee (Hillman) Isaacs. Survivors include the parents, grandmother, Hilda Isaacs, Fort Wayne; eight sisters, Kathleen Berry and Patty Ritchie, Rome City, Jackie Parker, Ligonier, Mary Marti and Barbara Watson, Kendallville, Cindy Hawthorne and Cheryl Mullins, South Carolina, Brenda Mullins, Rome City; four brothers, Norman and Michael Isaacs, and Paul Mullins of Rome City, and Milford Mullins, South Carolina. Funeral in St. Gaspar Church, Rome City Friday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1976
Isaacson Everett A, 65, R. 1, Cromwell, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. He was born July 18, 1906 in Chesterton and had resided here the past three years. He previously lived in Gary where he was a specification clerk with U. S. Steel. He was a member of the Beth. Lutheran Church, Gary, and the Cromwell Masonic Lodge. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Irene Isaacson and Mrs. Ethel Sunderman, Cromwell, and one brother, Walter, Portage. Funeral Saturday at Linton & McCully Funeral Home, Gary. + 9-?-1971
Isaacson Irene died April 14 in Chestertown, Ind. Funeral was at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart, Ind. April 17. + 4-14-1974
Isanogle Walter C, 76, R. 1, Rome City, died Sunday at LaGrange Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1907 in Madison County, he was the son of Thomas and Annabelle (Biddenger) Isanogle. On Feb. 25, 1928 he married Katie Johns. He lived in Rome City nine years, coming from Anderson. He was a retired painter, a member of the Maple Grove Church of God, Anderson, Delco Victory Club, Anderson, the Indianapolis and Madison County Scottish Rite, a 50-year member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge 77, and a veteran of WW II. Survivors are his wife; a brother, Edgar, Anderson. Funeral Wednesday at Baker Brothers Funeral Home, Anderson. Burial, Bronnenberg Cemetery, Chesterfield. + 3-20-1983
Isbell Alonzo D, 63, a real estate broker of East Pasadena, died last night at his home, 139 N. Michigan Ave. He was a native of Indiana and came here about 4 years ago from Kendallville. He succumbed to heart trouble. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Kindig, wife of the manager of La Casa Grande; and a granddaughter, Mrs. W. E. Baker of Oakland. He also has several brothers and sisters in the east. Funeral will be private. Pasadena, Cal. Daily News 1-31-1908. ^ 2-20-1908 He was born Aug. 4, 1845 in Noble County, the son of Philander and Mariah Isbell; and died Jan. 31, age 62 years 5 months and 27 days. He married Ellen Richey April 9, 1863. He was a member of the Cottage Chapel Methodist Protest Church. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Kindig; 3 brothers, Elias and Philander of Kendallville and Marion of Goshen; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Baughman of this city and Mrs. Anna Winans of Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Tribe of Ben Hur. Funeral at the home of P. O. Isbell, E. Dowling St. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-27-1908
Isbell C W Mrs, 81, died last Thursday at her home at 122 ½ E. Mitchell St. She is survived by 4 sons, Ezra, J. J., W. L. and W. A.; and one daughter, Mary J. Funeral was held at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Katherine Isbell, 117 Sargent St. Friday. Burial, Allen Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-20-1908
Isbell Charles T, a Kendallville young man, was killed by an electric shock at the light plant in that city one night last week. ~ 9-27-1891 He was born April 6, 1864 and therefore but in his 28th year. Funeral tomorrow at the Baptist Church. The body will be taken to Fort Wayne for interment. + 1891 ^ 9-18-1891
Isbell David and Rocky - See Patrick R. Asher. David was born Dec. 15, 1955 and Rocky on Dec. 22, 1956, the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Merel Isbell. David was employed as a tool and die set-up man at Fiber-Tech Industries, Kendallville. Rocky worked as a service station attendant at Gas for Less, Rome City. Also surviving are two brothers, Jimmie and Eddie, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pankop, Rome City; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Roma Isbell, Rome City. + 12-?-1974
Isbell Emma, daughter of Jacob and Mary Ackerman, was born at the old homestead near Kendallville, April 19, 1868, where she remained till about the age of 14, when with her parents she moved to Kendallville and resided on Dowling St. On Christmas Eve, 1890, at the age of 22 she married Charles H. Isbell. They had three children: Harold, 8, Donald 5, and Ruth 2. In 1881 she united with the Evangelical association. She died at her residence on Railroad St. June 9, 1900, aged 32 years, 1 month and 20 days. She leaves a husband; a mother; three children; one brother; two sisters; two half-brothers and two half-sisters. Funeral Monday from the Evangelical Church. + 6-9-1900 ^ 6-15-1900
Isbell Harriet Naomi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Isbell, was born in Kendallville Aug.13, 1906, and died Nov. 12, 1906, age 2 months and 29 days. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-22-1906
Isbell Joel died at his home in Avilla on April 14, 1874. He leaves a wife but no children. Albion New Era 4-23-1874
Isbell Joel J, 83, former resident of this city, died Saturday at the Masonic Home at Franklin. Funeral was held this afternoon from the Masonic Home and interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. The son of Cyrus C. and Freelove Isbell, he was born Dec. 13, 1850 in Ind. and was a child when his parents moved to this city. He grew to manhood here and for many years operated a bicycle repair shop, later embarking in the automobile repair business. One brother, Willard of South Bend, survives. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. ^ 10-22-1934
Isbell John Marion, 45, wealthy finance and mortgage broker of Chicago, ended his life by firing a bullet from a .22 caliber rifle into his brain at the J. F. Faux home west of Kendallville Tuesday. Funeral services were held Thursday from the Faux home. Interment, Lake View Cemetery. He died Monday at Lakeside Hospital without regaining consciousness. The end came about twelve hours after he had gone to the outside toilet at the Faux home and fired the bullet into his brain. The body was taken from the hospital to the Berhalter funeral parlors. ~ 7-5-1928 He had been residing with the Faux family since his divorced wife committed suicide at her Chicago apartment by asphyxiation about one month ago. His two daughters, Marian, 10 and Marjorie, 7, also resided at the Faux home. H. C. Isbell of Chicago, brother of John, arrived here today to take charge of funeral arrangements. + 7-?-1928
Isbell Martha Maria, daughter of John and Mary Cosper, and widow of the late Philander C. Isbell, died at her home at Kendallville on Feb. 21, 1896, aged 74 years, 11 months and 16 days. Her husband died Dec. 31, 1894. She was a native of Holmes County, Ohio, born March 5, 1821. She lived there to the age of 13 years, when with her parents she moved to Tecumseh, Mich. in the year 1834. Two years afterward there came to Tecumseh another Ohio family - of Wayne County - of whom one was a son of 17 years, Philander C. Isbell. They were married on Dec. 24, 1838. The next year, 1839, the young couple came to Noble County. They first settled in Allen Twp and cleared a farm there. They had 7 sons and two daughters, two of the sons dying in infancy. + Clippings book ^ 2-28-1896
Isbell Mary G (Carson) died at Kendallville on Dec. 15, aged 72 years, 6 months and 18 days. She born May 27, 1814 in Center County, Penn. Her father, Joseph Carson, died while she was yet a child, leaving her mother a widow with 6 children, Joseph, James, Robert, Rachel, Mary and Joanna, of whom only her brother Robert and sister Joanna yet survive. In 1836 she married William Lash and lived for a short time in Mifflin County, Penn. In 1837 they removed to Wayne County, Ohio, where they resided until 1848 when they came to Noble County. They had 6 sons and 2 daughters, Joseph, James, John, Elijah, Joanna C., William G., Mary E., 4 of whom, James, Elijah, Joanna C. Isbell and Mary R. Lester, survive her. In 1855 William Lash died, leaving her a widow with 7 children whom by the strictest economy she managed to support and keep together. She was married to Ezra T. Isbell in Sept. 1862, who also survives. Since her marriage, they lived for some years at Valparaiso, Ind. but returned to Noble County in 1875. Since that time this has been their home, although they spent a year or more at Baxter Springs, Kansas, hoping to improve her fast failing strength. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church where funeral was held on the 17th.. ^ 12-24-1886
Isbell Mary Jane, 77, died Saturday at her home in Kendallville from complications. Surviving are two brothers, Willard of South Bend, and Joseph at the Masonic Home, Frankfort. Funeral Monday from the Gospel Hall. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1933
Isbell Merel, 53, 1255 Pleasant Point, Rome City, died Sunday at his home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was born Sept. 20, 1922 in Kentucky to Cleve and Roma (Blackburn) Isbell. He was a 26-year Rome City resident who moved there from Ky. He had a television repair business. He was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church, VFW, Kendallville, and American Legion, Rome City. Surviving are two sons, Eddie and Jimmie, Rome City; one sister in Gary; six brothers, Bart and Delano, Rome City, Harry and Scott, Philadelphia, Pa., Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Charles, Kentucky; one grandchild; and his mother. Three sons preceded him in death. Funeral in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville today. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1976
Isbell Paul W, born in Kendallville, died Nov. 21 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was an employee of Allen Pattern Workers, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Ada; four sons, Douglas, Hicksville, Ohio, Dennis, Manchester, N.H., Sheridan Westphal, Fort Wayne, and Michael Westphal, Huntertown; three daughters, Marjorie Westphal, Huntertown, Sonya Bailey and Gayle Temple, Kendallville; a brother, Robert L., North Webster,; and a sister, Francis Richards, Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Nottawa, Michigan Cemetery. ~ 11-27-1980 + 11-?-1980
Isbell Philander Chatfield was born March 18, 1819 in Wayne County, Ohio, and at the age of 12, with his parents emigrated to Monroe County, Mich., and from thence to Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1834; from there to Tecumseh, Mich. in 1836. He married Martha Maria Cosper there on Dec. 24, 1838. He died Dec. 31, 1894. Their family numbered 9, 2 dying in infancy, 7 now living, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He and his wife emigrated to Noble County in 1839 and in 1841 he joined the Free Will Baptist Church. He was baptized at the place then known as Sawyer’s Mill, one mile north of the place where the city of Kendallville now stands. In the winter of 1842 he and his wife became members of Allen Chapel Methodist Church. soon after its organization in the house of Augustus Whitford. ^ 1-11-1895
Isbell Phillip Davis, 5-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell of Kendallville, died Nov. 18 at his home. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Jimmy; and two sisters, Roberta and Sue Ellen. Private services Wednesday at the Mitchell St. Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1940
Isbell Roma, 80, of Rome City, died Wednesday in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Hammond. Born in Fishtrap, Ky., Oct. 16, 1898, she was the daughter of James Madison and Safronia (Belle) Blackburn. Her husband, William Cleve Isbell, preceded her in death. She had been a Rome City resident the past 20 years. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Shore of Hammond; six sons, Bardy of Hammond, Delano of Rome City, Harry and Scott of Philadelphia, Pa., Junior of Covington, Ky., and Charles of Zebulon, Ky.; a sister, Fonnie of Ky.; and two brothers, Lum and Scott of Ky.; 37 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Isbell Sarah C, wife of Prof. W. C. Isbell, and eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garvin, died Sunday at the age of 23 years, and only 3 and a half short years a bride. She was born in Sullivan County on April 26, 1860 and united with the Presbyterian Church at the age of 16. ^ 11-23-1882
Isbell Vita M, 77, died Sunday in Lutheran Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County Oct. 8, 1921 to Ernest and Nellie (Duesler) Huff. On July 2, 1941 in Albion she married Paul Isbell. He died in 1980. She was a housekeeper in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne for 20 years, retiring in 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Westphal of Saint Anne, Ill.; 2 sons, Dennis E. of Derry, N. H., and Douglas K. of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Marcel Bickel and Viva Meroney of Ligonier; 2 brothers, William Huff of Albion and Arlo Huff of Sturgis, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-21-1999
Isbell W H Mrs, wife of W. H. Isbell who lives just east of Kendallville, died Sunday of heart failure. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lou Dedrey of Defiance, O., Mrs. Sadie Chilcote of Huntington and Mrs. Gladys Marshall of Gary, and one son, Albert Searight of Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral Wednesday at the house. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^11-8-1909
Isbell William C, who was proprietor of the Terre Haute Commercial College for a great many years, died Jan. 1. He was born 54 years ago in Noble County and moved to Terre Haute in 1870 to become associated in the management of the Terre Haute Commercial College, which he later bought. He married twice. His first wife was the daughter of Prof. R. Garvin, and to them was born one son, Philip C., now of Chicago. His second wife was Kate Hopewell, who survives. He was a Knight Templar. Funeral Sunday at the family residence in Terre Haute. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. He was a brother of P. L., A. D. and E. C. Isbell, all of this city. ^ 1-9-1903
Isenbarger Faye B, 81, died Wednesday July 19 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, where she lived. She was the widow of Lee Isenbarger. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Krock and Mrs. Jean Garman, Avilla, Mrs. Nancy Herring, Huntington; four sons, Robert, Garrett, Lee, New Haven, Richard, Fort Wayne, and Jack, New Haven; two half-sisters, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, McDermott, Ohio, and Mrs. Mame Gregory, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 25 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. A son, Francis, and a daughter, Dorothy, preceded her in death. Services Saturday in the C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 7-27-1978
Isenbarger Francis A, 61, died Monday at his home in Fort Wayne. He was a native of Warsaw but had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life. Survivors include his widow, Kathern; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Krock and Mrs. Jean Garman, both Avilla, and Mrs. Nancy Herring, Huntington; four brothers, Jack and Lee Jr., both New Haven, Robert, Garrett, and Richard, Fort Wayne; and his mother, Mrs. Faye Isenbarger, Fort Wayne. ~ 6-9-1977
Isenbarger Jack C, 59, of New Haven, died Oct. 25 in his residence. He was born March 25, 1936 in Fort Wayne to Lee B. and Faye B. (Johnson) Isenbarger. He was an auto mechanic for M.I.M. Service Station, a member of FOE 3512, American Legion Post 409, Leo, and Marine Corps League in New Haven. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Cynthia Creek of Fort Wayne; a son, Kenneth A. of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Robert of Garrett, and Richard of Lakeland, Fla.; 2 sisters, Jean Garman and Mildred Krock of Avilla; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 11-9-1995
Isenbarger Lee F, 65, of New Haven, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. He was born in Missouri and lived in New Haven since 1969. He retired from Irmscher & Sons Inc. in August. Surviving are his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Pat Werling of New Haven; a son, Tom of New Haven; three brothers, Robert of Garrett, Richard of Fort Wayne and Jack of New Haven; two sisters, Mildred Krock and Jean Garman, both Avilla; and four grandchildren. Services Thursday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 1-3-1989 + 12-26-1988
Israel Simon H, 66, a former Ligonier resident, died Tuesday in Wells Community Hospital, Bluffton. He was born May 20, 1914 in Ligonier, the son of Henry and Nora Israel. Graveside services Thursday in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. + 2-?-1981
Itt Ella Amanda, daughter of Jacob and Rachel Winebrenner, was born in Noble County near Merriam March 23, 1863. She died at their home in Kendallville July 1, 1927, age 64 years, 3 months and 8 days. She married Richard C. Itt June 12, 1881. They had 4 girls and 3 boys, four of this number died in infancy. She was a member of the U. B. Church in Albion. She leaves a husband, two sons and 1 daughter, Justin J., and R. Floyd of Kendallville, and Sylvia R. Heltzel of Wolcottville; one brother, Henry; and one sister, Mrs. Cornelius Ott, both of Burr Oak; one half-brother, Greely Scarlett of Hicksville, O.; 12 grandchildren. Funeral at Burr Oak Church Sunday. Burial, Merriam Cemetery. + 7-?-1927
Itt Esther (Billman) was born in Penn. in 1815; moved with her parents to Ohio after which she married Justice Itt and remained in Ohio until 1850; then emigrated to Noble County. She was the mother of 8 children, all of whom were living to witness her burial May 29. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Funeral Sunday. Burial, Springfield Cemetery. ^ 6-26-1896
Itt Esther Mary Warner, 90, died May 30 at her Fort Myers, Fla. home. Born in Goodland, Ind., she moved to Fort Myers in 1980 from Albion. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Russell Warner, Fort Myers; a sister, Frieda Riehm, Kendallville; a sister-in-law, Elsie Butler, Kendallville; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Curtis R. Warner and Floyd Itt. Private services were held for the family. ~ 6-6-1989
Itt Jennie M, 95, who had lived at Kendallville, many years, died Oct. 28, 1987 at 323 Gertrude St. She was born in Noble County May 2, 1892. She married Justice Itt Jan. 30, 1909 in Noble County. He preceded her in death in 1947. She was a cook at the V&A Restaurant for many years and was a member of Elmwood Mennonite Church. Surviving are a daughter, Betsy Cline, San Bernardino, Calif.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Three daughters, one son; and one brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 10-?-1987
Itt Justice was born in Germany in 1815 and came to America in 1837. He settled in Pickaway County, Ohio, where he was married to Esther Billman, to whom was born 7 girls and one boy. In 1850 he came to Noble County, where he lived till death. He united with the M. E. Church in 1853. He died Aug. 31. Funeral in the M. E. Church in Wawaka. ^ 9-12-1890
Ivancic Hilda A, 78, died Tuesday in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne. She was born in Halbudtadt, Germany, on June 29, 1920 to Richard and Hildegarde (Meinecke) Schramm. On May 14, 1948 in Gloversville, N.Y., she married Milton M. Ivancic. He died May 25, 1996. She had owned a beauty shop in New York and served as a WAC during WW II. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Dan and Mike and Suzy of Kendallville, Chris and Jocelyn of Fort Wayne; a sister, Hattie Baird of Gloversville; 2 grandchildren, Aimee and Shaun Ivancic. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Plumadore. Memorial service Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-25-1999
Ivancic Milton M, 74, died unexpectedly Saturday in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. He was born in Johnstown, N.Y. May 10, 1922 to John and Mary Ivancic. On May 14, 1948 in Gloversville, N.Y., he married Hilda Schramm. He was a former plant manager for Taylor-Made in Kendallville and a WW II Navy Seabees veteran. He was a member of the Mechanical Musical Society. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Daniel and Michael of Kendallville and Chris of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mary and Anne of Gloversville; and 2 grandchildren, Shawn and Aimee Ivancic. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister. Memorial services Friday. + 5-25-1996
Iwankowitsch Alexander, 89, died Feb. 29, 2000 at Oak Leaf Village in Ligonier. He was born June 15, 1910 in Glibotschchka, Belarus to Jan and Tonia (Bahrez) Iwankowitsch. On Feb. 5, 1939 in Belarus he married Maria Stanul. He had worked in the maintenance department of Monsanto Corp. in Ligonier and after retirement was employed 10 years by Cromwell State Bank. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Alexander Jr. and Jean of Cromwell; a daughter and son-in-law, Sina and Robert Scott of Ligonier; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-29-2000
Iwankowitsch Maria, 93, died February 8, 2007 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She moved from Belarus to Wawaka in 1957 and to Cromwell in 1963. A homemaker, she had worked in the Cromwell Elementary cafeteria for 25 years and was a janitor at Cromwell Bank for 10 years. She was born September 22, 1913 in Glibotschchka, Belarus to Jacob and Sophia (Weluga) Stanul. She married Alexander Iwankowitsch on February 5, 1939. He died February 29, 2000. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sina and Robert Scott of Ligonier; a son and daughter-in-law, Alexa and Jean Iwankowitsch of Cromwell; 3 grandchildren, Kirk and Danielle Scott and Nicole Iwankowitsch; 7 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-9-2007

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