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Jack Robert P, 74, a longtime Kendallville civic leader, died today at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been ill since 1981 with Alzheimerís disease. Born in Parke County Nov. 10, 1912, he was the son of Wallace and Gertrude (Burnside) Jack. On June 20, 1941 in Fort Wayne, he married Valette E. Bechtold. He moved to Kendallville in 1949 and had previously lived in Akron, Ohio and Fort Wayne. He was an insurance agent, a WW II Navy veteran, active in Faith United Methodist Church, Masons, Lions Club, Indiana Insurance Agents Association, Fort Wayne. He was affiliated with Factory Sites, Inc., Kendallville Planning Commission and Chamber of Commerce. He was a vice president of Kendallville Bank & Trust and president of Publix Corners. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Barbara Lee Dusel of Louisville, Ky.; and a brother, James of Denver, Colo. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-23-1987
Jackson - the infant daughter of Mrs. Jackson died on Friday of last week. Funeral Saturday at Bethlehem Church. ^ 3-29-1889
Jackson Alva was born July 13, 1872 and died April 26, 1950. Services at Wolf Lake Baptist Church April 29. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1950
Jackson Alberta C, 82, died Feb. 23, 2000 at McCray Hospital. She was born April 27, 1917 in Kendallville to Albert and Iva Schmuck. On April 21, 1935 she married Laurence Elias Jackson. He died Sept. 10, 1969. She retired from the dietary department at McCray Hospital and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Linda Jackson of Kendallville; a daughter, Patricia Tolsma of Belvedere, Ill.; 3 grandsons and their wives, Ryan and Dawn Jackson, Scott and Gina Jackson and Michael and Kelly Tolsma; a granddaughter, Jan Anderson; 7 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 4 sisters, Cleo McKean, Jean Fox and Katherine Munk of Kendallville, and Margaret Shippy of Muncie. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-23-2000
Jackson Andrew L, 48, manager of the Noble County Co-op implement department, died last Wednesday (d. Jan. 1, 1958) in his home at Albion, after a heart attack. Survivors include the widow, Ruby; a daughter, Sandra, at home; two sons, James, at home, and Lee R. R. 2, Albion; a brother Russell, LaOtto; and three sisters, Mrs. Walter Simon, Mrs. Lawrence Harrod and Mrs. George Yarian, LaOtto. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Albion Lions Club and Knights of Pythias Lodge. Services Saturday at United Brethren Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 1-9-1958 + 1-?-1958
Jackson Arthur "Norris", 64, of Rome City, former educator at East Noble High School, died Saturday at the home of a son, Carl. He was born March 31, 1918 in Bedford to William Arthur and Minnie F. (Boyd) Jackson. On July 21, 1946 in Bedford, he married Martha Hankins who died Feb. 18, 1981. On Feb. 14, 1982 he married Mary Lou (Rittenhouse) Donat. He moved to Rome City from New Paris 20 years ago and was a WW II Navy veteran where he served as Chief Petty Officer. He taught in the Rome City School from 1961 until 1974 and until his retirement in 1977 at East Noble High School. He was also a self-employed painter. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Mary) Hackett of Churubusco; three sons, Carl of R. 3, Kendallville, Arthur of Ligonier, and Virgil of Rome City; two stepdaughters, Corrine Zuege of Wolcottville, and Becky Doan of Decatur; a stepson, Dennis Donat of Kendallville; three sisters, Ardis Roberts, Eulga Stultz and Ruby Frye, all of Bedford; a brother, Olin Jackson of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at South Milford Church of Christ. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-7-1982
Jackson Audie, 40, died Friday at his home at 1322 McClelland St. Born at Merriam, he had resided here practically his entire life. He was employed as a brakeman for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Survivors include the widow, Helen; two children, Richard and Nancy Lou at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Doll Parker; and two brothers, Johnny and Rex, all of this city. Funeral this morning at the residence. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1940
Jackson Betty J, 79, died April 20, 2001 in Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Kendallville. A graduate of Avilla High School, she retired from Essex Wire in 1986. She was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Wolcottville, the Eagles Lodge and VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary in Kendallville. She was born May 18, 1921 in Kendallville to Daniel and Lillie (Walburn) Schaefer. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Betty and Duane and Stephanie Jackson of Wolcottville; 2 daughters and one son-in-law, Diane and James Kline of Kendallville and Lana Jenkins of Palm Springs, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A sister, Lucille McTurf, preceded her in death. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 4-21-2001
Jackson Brian Thomas, 17, died Oct. 22, 2002 as a result of an auto accident at the intersection of S.R. 327 and DeKalb C.R. 12 near Corunna. He was a junior at East Noble High School. He was born in Kendallville on Oct. 5, 1985 to Thomas and Kathryn (Marti) Jackson. Surviving are his parents; grandmothers, Gail Marti of South Milford and Doris Jackson of Kendallville; a great-grandmother, Lois Poyser of Kendallville; a brother Levi, stationed at Camp Pendleton in Calif. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Richard Marti and Curtis Jackson. Services Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-24-2002
Jackson Bruce E, 83, died Thursday in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. Born in Goshen Dec. 13, 1906, he was the son of Howard and Ora (Clelland) Jackson. On Nov. 25, 1933 he married Wanda B. Weber. She died Sept. 2, 1966. On May 2, 1970 in Kendallville he married Pearl Snider. He was a retired construction worker and member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Iva Jean) Nasse of Canajoharie, N.Y., Mrs. Thomas (Anna) Zawadzke of Kendallville, Mrs. Keith (Dorothy) Taylor of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Alan (Viola) Hass of Albion; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One son, one brother one sister, one half-brother and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death. Services Sunday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-5-1990
Jackson Charles Van, 55, of Portland, died Tuesday from cancer. He was born in Kendallville, the son of Charles and Helen (VanDolsen) Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a daughter, Christy; a son, Van; his grandmother, Mrs. Martha VanDolsen, and an uncle, Foy VanDolsen, both of Santa Rosa, Calif. + 12-?-1979
Jackson David H, of Whitley County died. He was the father of Mrs. G. D. Hartsuck. Had he lived to see the 28th of next month he would have reached his 98th birthday. ^ 8-17-1883
Jackson Deora Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Dean Jackson, of Litchfield, Mich. was born August 1 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett, and died Monday in a Fort Wayne hospital where she had been taken Sunday. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Uhl and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Jackson of Kendallville. Graveside services Tuesday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 8-5-1954
Jackson D'Maris A, 73, Avilla, died December 21, 2003 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born April 16, 1930 in rural Avilla to Lawrence J. and Leila (Schmuck) Uhl. On September 20, 1950 in Kendallville she married Dean Jackson. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Debra Jackson of Sanford, Fla., Dorinda Peck of New Castle, Del., and Deanna O'Conner of Marietta, Ga.; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Sam Shank of Avilla; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deora Lee; a son, Douglas; and a brother, Robert Uhl in 1989. A 1949 graduate of Avilla High School, she was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Albion. Services at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 1-29-2004
Jackson Dora Mae, 80, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. She was born on Aug. 7, 1929, in Swan, Ind. She worked at the Kroger Warehouse for 39 years, retiring in 1986. Surviving are three sisters, Ruth Johnston of Fort Wayne, Mary Foltz of Butler and Jean Hoeffel of Fort Wayne; one brother, Arthur Jordan of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday at C.M. Sloan & Sons. Journal Gazette 12-5-2009
Jackson Edith, 67, R. 3, Ligonier, died today in Goshen Hospital. She was born May 7, 1907 in Fulton County. She was a Ligonier area resident for seven years, moving from Fulton. She was a licensed practical nurse. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Ball Jr., R. 3, Ligonier, and Mrs. Gene Williams, R. 2, Rochester; one brother, Walter Baird, R. 6, Rochester; seven grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial, Fulton Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Jackson Erna E, 86, a resident of rural Churubusco near Ari, died Dec. 20, 1996 at the University Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Smith Twp in Whitley County on Feb. 12, 1916, a daughter of Jesse E. and Zora Gordon Rowland, and spent most of her adult life in the Churubusco area. On Feb. 27, 1937 she married Luther M. Jackson in Peru. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Larry M. and Keith A. of Fort Wayne; and 2 daughters, Kay Altekruse of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Steve (Elizabeth) Scarlett of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul "Fidler"; and 3 sisters, Helen Gilbert, Catherine Anderson and Endia Rowland. Burial, Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown. ~ 1-9-1997
Jackson Essie, Poland, Md., died Monday at Macanell Nursing Home in Center Point, Ind. Graveside services will be Friday at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Freeze, Ligonier; a son, Norbert Johnson, Ashley; a brother, Joe Barnett, Poland; a sister; Mrs. Juanita M. Wigger, R. 2, Center Point; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death. + 1-?-1976
Jackson Freida B, 83, of Ligonier, died Sunday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Harriet) Dodd of South Bend. Born Dec. 28, 1895 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Isaac and Minnie (Damey) Crothers. She married Roscoe Jackson Oct. 21, 1915 in St. Joe, Mich. He died in 1958. She spent her entire lifetime in the Ligonier community and was a member of the Burr Oak United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dodd, and Mrs. Dean (Mary Jane) Carmichael of Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. Fay Augustine, South Bend, and Mrs. Everett (Evelyn) Fisel of Mishawaka; a brother, Harold of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in the Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1979
Jackson Gaylord L, 64, died Sept. 11, 1991 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A WW II Navy veteran, he retired from Dana Corp. in 1973 after 25 years as a machinist. Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Curry of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery with military graveside services by Churubusco VFW Post 3846. + 9-11-1991
Jackson Gladys L, 99, died Jan. 28, 2003 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville July 30, 1903 to George and Mabel (Lighty) Jourdan. She married John W. Butler on Feb. 28, 1925. He died Nov. 17, 1942. She later married Andrew P. Jackson. He died Sept. 12, 1979. Surviving are a son, John Butler of Kendallville; a granddaughter, Deborah Sue Barry; a grandson, Gregory Butler; and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceding her also in death was a brother, Earl Jourdan. Graveside services in Lisbon Cemetery later. ^ 1-29-2003
Jackson Hank Richard, 2, and Matthew Mark, two months and 16 days, were victims of a fire that destroyed a trailer home three-quarters of a mile northwest of Big Lake last Friday. Graveside rites were held at Thorn Cemetery. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson, were in critical condition in the hospital from burns suffered when they tried to get the children out of the lean-to adjacent to the trailer which was used as a bedroom for the children. Hank was born July 8, 1963 in Whitley County Hospital. Matthew was born Sept. 13, 1964. + 11-?-1964
Jackson James H, 84, R. 1, Rome City, died today in McCray Hospital. Born Nov. 9, 1899 in Brandywine Summit, Pa., he was the son of Walter and Mayme Jackson. He married Lucy Robbins on June 4, 1938 in Fort Wayne. A retired employee of Flint & Walling, he lived in Rome City the past 24 years, moving there from Kendallville. He was a member of the Wayne Masonic Lodge 25 in Fort Wayne, the Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, the Isaak Walton League and a former member of Kendallville Elks. Services Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-3-1983
Jackson Juanita, 62, died Sept. 2, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Ford Wayne. She had attended Thorncreek School and later obtained her GED. She was born Sept. 19, 1940 in Whitley County to Homer C. and Mable M. (Brown) Hursey. On Feb. 5, 1962 in Columbia City, she married James R. Jackson. Surviving are her husband; a son, Bazil of Albion; 3 stepchildren; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Ida Mae Staples and Homer and Carol Hursey of Columbia City; a sister, Mildred Harrison of Albion; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 4 sons, Gerald Egner, Lincoln, Hank and Matthew Jackson; a daughter, Nita Hursey; a brother, Frank Nicholson; and a sister, Sharon Harrison. Graveside services Friday at Thorn Cemetery. ^ 9-4-2003
Jackson Laura, 29, of Swan Twp, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett Monday. She had been taken to the hospital for treatment a short time ago. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cuney and the wife of Russell Jackson, farmers of Swan Twp. She is survived by the husband, an infant daughter, one son, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and father and mother. Funeral this Thursday at the Bethlehem Church in Swan Twp. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 11-12-1931
Jackson Lee, 54, R. 2, Albion, died Aug. 27 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Noble County Sept. 26, 1932, the son of Andrew and Ruby (Barhan) Jackson. He married Sandra Harlan Oct. 19, 1957. He had lived in Green Twp since 1957, had been employed as custodian at Central Noble High School for seven years, and was a member of Green Center United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; his mother and stepfather, Ruby and William Grawcock, Albion; a daughter, Mrs. John (Cathy) Petrie of Fort Wayne; a son, Chris L. of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Sandra) Flack of Carmel; and a brother, James A., Albion. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 9-4-1986 + 8-27-1986
Jackson Loudema Renee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Surviving are two brothers. Funeral at Community Baptist Church near Wolcottville Saturday. + 2-?-1973
Jackson Lucy R, 98, of Kendallville, died Feb. 1, 2004 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sigma Beta Sorority and Daughters of the Nile. She was born Oct. 21, 1905 in Fort Recovery, Ohio to Joseph and Frances (Kuhl) Robbins. She married James H. Jackson on June 4, 1938 in Fort Wayne. He died Dec. 3, 1983. Surviving are 3 brothers, Father Charles Robbins of Rensselaer, Edward Robbins of Fort Recovery and Harold Robbins of San Diego, Calif. Funeral mass Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-4-2004
Jackson Luella was born June 26, 1884 and died Sept. 26, 1957. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Sept. 30. Burial, Green Lawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 9-?-1957
Jackson Luther M, 87, a resident of rural Churubusco near Ari, died Dec. 26, 1996 at the University Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. He was born on Feb. 15, 1909 in Fayette County, a son of Clarence A. and Maude Irene Brumfiel Jackson, and moved with his parents to a farm in Hancock County in 1918. On Feb. 27, 1937 he married Erna Rowland in Peru and moved east of Churubusco at Ari in 1947. He was formerly employed with the Indiana State Highway Dept. and had been engaged in farming. He was employed at Navistar in Fort Wayne for 22 years, retiring in 1974 as a mechanic and test driver. Surviving are 2 sons, Larry M. and Keith A. of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Kay Altekruse of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Steve (Elizabeth) Scarlett of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Dale (Lettie Irene) May of Knightstown; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. His wife died Dec. 20. Also deceased is a sister, Mary Deck; and 2 brothers, Wilbur and Robert. Funeral in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown. ~ 1-9-1997
Jackson Lyle L, Kendallville, died Sept. 14 in McCray Hospital. Born Dec. 9, 1915, in Camden, Mich., he had been a Kendallville resident for 40 years, moving here from Jerome, Mich. He was the son of Arthur and Grace (Balliet) Jackson and was married to Mary J. Henney Sept. 10, 1966 in Angola. He was employed as an interior decorator for Leon Johns Interior and Exterior Decorating in Fort Wayne. He was a WW II veteran. Surviving are the wife, Mary; two daughters, Lana Jenkins in Calif. and Diane Kline of Kendallville; two sons, Larry of Woodruff and Duane of Ligonier; five stepchildren, Nellie Henney of Kendallville, Mary Ellen Deardorf in California, Stephanie Jackson of Ligonier, and John and Kathryn Henney, at home; one sister, Mrs. Lucile Turnham in California; three brothers, Herb of Hamilton, Wendell of Kendallville and Dean of Wellington, Del.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-23-1971 + 9-14-1971
Jackson Martha J, 54, of Rome City, died Wednesday. Born in Columbus, Ohio April 11, 1926, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Hankins) Park. On July 21, 1946 in Bedford, she married Arthur Norris Jackson. She had resided in the Rome City area the past 19 years, after moving from New Paris. She was a member of the South Milford Church of Christ and the Orange Twp Homemakersí Club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ennis (Mary) Hackett of Churubusco; three sons, Carl of R. 3, Kendallville, Arthur of Ligonier, and Virgil of Rome City; a brother, Edwin of China Lake, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements pending at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home + 2-?-1981
Jackson Mary Jane Decker, 72, of Noble Twp, Noble County, died June 3, 1989 at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1916 in Kendallville, the daughter of Charles and Zura (Cookerly) Eichelbaugh. In 1936 she married Richard Decker, who died in 1959. In 1968 she married William C. Jackson, who died June 3, 1988. A Kendallville High School graduate, she had lived in Kendallville, Wolf Lake and Bear Lake. She had owned and operated Deckerís Candy Cottage, and she and her husband had been caretakers of Bear Lake Church of God Camp. She was a nurse at Luckey Hospital 1947-57 and at Parkview Hospital. She retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier where she was an R.N. She was a member of Columbia City First Church of God. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilford (Sharon) Young of Wolf Lake; a son, Dr. Jeffrey of rural Columbia City; a foster daughter, Mrs. Fred (Sharon) Rawles of Albion; 3 stepdaughters; 2 stepsons; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Phyllis; a sister, Lois; and a brother, Bill, preceded her in death. Services Monday in Smith & Son Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-3-1989
Jackson Mary Josephine Henney, 87, of Kendallville, died April 2, 2004 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1917 in Kendallville to Stephen and Maude (Morr) Walchalk. She married Roland J. Henney in June 1936. He died in Feb. 1963. She married Lyle L. Jackson in 1966. He died in Sept. 1971. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Judy Henney of Kendallville; 4 daughters and 3 sons-n-law, Nellie Michael of Ligonier, Mary and Philip Deardorf of Los Gatos, Calif., Stephanie and Duane Jackson of Witmer Lake; Kathryn and Gary Dodd of Kendallville; a sister, Dorothy Tipton of El Paso, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Gregg Michael, Mary Hilliard, David Deardorf, Lisa Shisler, Emily Newcomer, Lori Deusler, Jenny Schmidt, Joshua , Sarah and Mary Henney, Stephen and Mandy Kegg; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services today at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-5-2004
Jackson Matthew Mark - See Hank Richard Jackson.
Jackson Myron died at the home of his son Jesse in Battle Creek, Mich. The body was brought to the Swan Cemetery for burial Monday. It was accompanied by Jesse Jackson, wife and children. He formerly lived on a farm west of town, but the son left here when a boy, going to take a position on the Grand Trunk Railroad. He is now the youngest engineer on the Grand Trunk system and has a regular run out of Battle Creek where he resides. ~ 2-9-1916
Jackson Pearl E, 90, died July 28, 1993. She was born in Kendallville on Jan. 9, 1903 to Albert and Rose Snider. She married William Ortner and he preceded her in death. In 1979 she married Bruce Jackson, who died April 5, 1990. She had been a store manager for Spiegel and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post 30 in Goshen. Surviving are 5 stepdaughters; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Jean Rinehart; a grandchild; 2 brothers, Ray and Earl Snider; and a sister, Leora Sollenberger, preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-28-1993
Jackson Presely E, 76, died July 23 in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. He had lived 30 years in Garrett and was retired from the DeKalb County Highway Department. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Doris Roebuck, Sacred Heart Home, and Mrs. Elsie Leggett, Garrett. His parents were James and Mabel Mattix Jackson and he was born Dec. 28, 1902 in New Castle. ~ 8-2-1979 + 7-?-1979
Jackson Richard L, 75, of LaOtto, died September 11, 2004 at the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. He was born August 31, 1929 to Russell Monroe and Laura L. (Cuney) Jackson. On January 25, 1965 in Albion he married Alice L. (Flowers) Inlow. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Jane A. Pepple of Auburn; a son, Michael Inlow of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Patricia Pitzer; a niece, Laura Moses; a nephew, Dennis Hanley; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, DeWayne H. Inlow, on August 1, 1998. He had farmed in Swan Twp and had been employed at the J.I. Case Co. in Churubusco and at Deister Machine Co. in Fort Wayne for 33 years, retiring January 15, 2001. He was a 1947 graduate of Avilla High School; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Agape Church of the Brethren where services were held. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 9-23-2004
Jackson Russell M, 79, was found dead at his home west of LaOtto Thursday by a grandson. He apparently died Wednesday after accidentally setting his clothing afire from an electric stove. He lived alone at his home on CR 400S about four miles west of LaOtto. He was born Oct. 19, 1899 in DeKalb County to Gil and Emma (Strause) Jackson. His wife, the former Laura Cuney, died in 1931. Survivors include a son, Richard, R. 1, LaOtto; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Pitzer of Muncie; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Harrod, R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Joanna Yarian, Florida. Services Sunday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-25-1979 + 1-?-1979
Jackson Thomas J, 75, died at his home in Jefferson Twp Monday. He is survived by a wife and six children, John and Arthur Jackson, Mrs. Emma McMichels and Mrs. Alice Gebhart of Paulding County, O., Rufus of Florence, Col., and Mrs. Hiram Biddle of Jefferson Twp. Funeral will be at the residence today, and on Thursday the remains will be taken to Paulding for burial. ~ 8-14-1912
Jackson Thomas Samuel, 82, died at his home in Ligonier Thursday. One son, Wallace, and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Denning, both of Ligonier, survive. Funeral from the home Sunday. Burial, Burr Oak Cemetery. + 6-?-1935
Jackson W L, 79, died New Year's Day at his home on E. Fourth St. A pioneer resident of Ligonier, he operated a dray line and later a second hand store. Surviving are the widow, Jane; one son, Lawrence of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Addie Scott of Chicago; and a brother, Mart. Funeral Monday at Kerr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1937
Jackson Wanda B, about 54, (b. 3-8-1912) of R. 3, Kendallville, a lifelong resident of the Albion community, died Sept. 2, 1966 at McCray Hospital. She was born March 8, 1912. Surviving are the husband, Bruce; four children, Viola at home, Mrs. Dorothy Taylor, R. 3, Kendallville, Mrs. Anna Mae Wentworth, R. 1, Rome City, and Mrs. Iva Jean Nasse, Canajoharie, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; the father, Victor Weber of Albion; three brothers, Floyd, Glen and Vaughn Weber, all of Albion; five sisters, Mrs. Helen Walker, Shiloh, Tenn., Mrs. Floe Baker, Wolf Lake, Mrs. Thelma Ott, Mrs. Ruth Norris, and Mrs. Nelda Egolf, all Albion. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Kendallville. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1966
Jackson Wendall, 61, of Kendallville, died Thursday at McCray Hospital. He was a veteran of WW II and was an equipment operator for the city of Kendallville. He attended the Church of the Nazarene and was a life member of VFW and American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his fiancťe, Violet Hall; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Vivian) Turnham of Corona, Calif.; and two brothers, Herbert of Hamilton, F. Dean of Cincinnati, Ohio. One brother, Lyle, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-17-1983
Jackson Willard Canfield was born in Deihl, Delaware County, N.Y. April 3, 1818; and died at his home in Kendallville May 4, aged 77 years 1 month and 1 day. He was the son of Eldad and Olive Jackson. His father was a soldier in the War of 1812 and a colonel of militia. When a boy he moved from his birthplace to Tompkins County, N.Y., where he married Hannah Bowers at Newfield in the fall of 1839. With his family he moved to Indiana in the fall of 1844, settling in LaGrange County where he resided some ten years. He then moved to Salem Twp, Steuben County one mile south of Turkey Creek where he lived until 1865 when he moved to Kendallville. Here he resided until his death. His wife died Nov. 25, 1862. He married Kate Dalton in 1863. She died March 16, 1873. He married Oct. 16 1873 to Mrs. Catherine Creig (nee Shults). He and his first wife had 8 children, 7 living. By his second wife there were 6, 2 of whom died in infancy. His fatherís family consisted of 6 sons and 6 daughters, who have preceded him in death except one brother in Penn. and one brother and sister in New York. He leaves a wife, 11 children, 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral at the Church of Christ Sunday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-10-1895
Jackson William C, 70, died Friday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born June 5, 1917 in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Clarence and Inez (Musselman) Jackson. He married Norma McCoy April 16, 1939. She died Nov. 11, 1966. On Feb. 11, 1968 he married Mary Jane Eichelbaugh Decker. He grew up in Ohio and had lived in Fort Wayne until moving to Bear Lake 16 years ago. He had worked for Fruehauf Trailer Co. and retired in 1979 as a truck driver for Essex after 25 years. He was a member of Columbia City First Church of God. Surviving are his wife; two sons, William Jr., Fort Wayne, and Roger, Norlina, N.C.; three daughters, Janet Roff, Grove Hill, Ohio, Ruth Ann Head, Ohio City, Ohio, and Marilyn Garret, Oxnard, Calif.; a stepson and two stepdaughters; a sister, Wilma Durham, Paulding, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services today in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Rochester Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio. + 6-2-1988
Jacob Albert E, 66, of Albion, died at McCray Hospital Saturday (d. 1-25-1986). He was born in Paulding, Ohio, May 10, 1919 to Albert G. and Anna (Weller) Jacob. On Aug. 20, 1944 in Albion he married June M. Ravenscroft. A lifetime Albion area resident, he was a retired mechanic and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and Albion American Legion. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Carole) Huff and Mrs. Dennis (Diane) King, both of Albion; a son, Phillip E. of Albion; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Viola) Trittipo of Albion, Mrs. Wallace (Lillian) Piggott of Wawaka, and Mrs. Lee (Meta) Stringfellow of Wawaka; a brother, Robert of Kendallville; and seven grandchildren. Services today at Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-25-1986
Jacob Albert G, 86, R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday (d. 1-6-1975) in McCray Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1888 in Ill. to Frank and Louisa (Baering) Jacob. He married Anna M. Weller Feb. 12, 1914 in Ill. He moved to the Wawaka area from Ohio in 1920 and was a retired farmer. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lee (Meta) Stringfellow, Wawaka, Mrs. Wallace (Lillian) Piggott, Wawaka, and Mrs. Robert (Viola) Trittipo, Wawaka; two sons, Albert, Albion, and Robert F., Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Hulda Theobold, Peoria, Ill.; four brothers, Ben, George, Ernest and Levi, all of Illinois; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and five brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
Jacob Alma L, 89, of Albion, died Friday in Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 17, 1893 in Tazewell County, Ill., a daughter of Robert F. and Meta (Wilkens) Weller, but had been a resident of Indiana since 1920. Her husband, Frank Jacob, to whom she was married Feb. 22, 1916 in San Jose, Ill., died Nov. 20, 1968. Surviving are two sons, Franklin, Albion, and D. Elon, Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. John (Ilene) Young of Kendallville, Mrs. Maurice (Leona) McDaniel, Germantown Hills, Ill., and Mrs. Melvin (Wauneta) Reed, Pennsauken, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Meta) Jacob, near Wawaka, and Mrs. Walter (Lillian) Miller, Peoria, Ill.; and a brother, Frank Weller, Kankakee, Ill. She was a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church where services will be Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-3-1983
Jacob Anna M, 89, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Saturday at Millerís Merry Manor, Garrett. She was born Dec. 31, 1894 in Ill. to Robert and Meta (Wilkins) Weller. On Feb. 12, 1914 in Ill. she married Albert G. Jacob, who died Jan. 6, 1975. She had resided in Wawaka since 1920 and was a member of the Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lee (Meta) Stringfellow and Mrs. Wallace (Lillian) Piggott, both of Wawaka, and Mrs. Robert (Viola) Trittipo, Albion; two sons, Albert E. of Albion, and Robert F. of Kendallville; a sister, Lillian Miller; and a brother, Frank Weller, both of Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-29-1984
Jacob D Elon, 57, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. Born in Albion, he lived in Fort Wayne for 23 years. He was employed as a credit analyst at ITT, where he was senior accountant for 37 years. Surviving are his wife, Kay S.; a daughter, Lisa K. at home; a son, Daniel C., at home; a brother, Franklin R. of Albion; and three sisters, Wauneta Reed of Pennsauken, N.J., Ilene Young of Kendallville, and Leona McDaniel of East Peoria, Ill. Services Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial, Concordia Cemetery Gardens. + 9-18-1989
Jacob Dolores V, 93, of rural Albion died December 24, 2013 at the Northridge Village in Albion. She was born on September 15, 1920, to Roy Olinghouse and Leta (Trittipo) Olinghouse-Babb. On August 12, 1945, in Ligonier she married Franklin Jacob and he died March 18, 2006. She worked as a telephone switchboard operator at the Ligonier Telephone Company when it was still new. She was a 1938 graduate of Ligonier High School. She was also a member of the Rehoboth Missionary Church in rural Albion. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Cinda Jacob of Syracuse, Ind., and Stanley and Nancy Jacob of rural Albion; 5 grandchildren, Rachel Myers, Janet and Scott Rashley, Rebecca and Mark Schroeder, Michael and Cara Jacob and Jeffery and Melanie Jacob; 11 great-grandchildren, Sarah Myers, Andrew Myers, Jolene Rashley, Cassie Rashley, Tim Rashley, Megan Schroeder, Ryan Schroeder, Sadie Jacob, Elijah Jacob, Titus Jacob, and Samuel Jacob. She was preceded in death by a sister Maureen Black. Services, December 31, 2013 at the Brazzell Funeral Homes, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 12-28-2013
Jacob Frank, about 75, of R. 1, Albion (Skinner Lake) died at McCray Hospital Nov. 20, 1968. He was born May 23, 1893 and was a retired farmer. He had lived in this community for many years. He married his wife, Alma, Feb. 22, 1916. He was a son of Frank and Louisa (Doering) Jacob. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Franklin of Albion, and Elon of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Ilene (John) Young of Kendallville, Mrs. Wauneta Reed of Pennsauken, N.J., and Mrs. Leona McDaniel of East Peoria, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hulda Theobold of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Claire Durdle, San Joseph, Ill.; six brothers, Henry of Litchfield, Ill., Benjamin of Green Valley, Ill., Albert of Wawaka, George of East Peoria, Ill., Ernest of Deep Creek, Ill., and Levi of Chillicothe, Ill. He was a fifty-year member of the IOOF and a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church of Albion where funeral was held Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1968
Jacob Franklin Robert, 86, of Albion, died March 18, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital from pancreatic cancer. He was a retired farmer and salesman for Pioneer Seeds. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and received 4 Bronze Stars and a Defensive Service Medal. he was a member of Rehoboth Community Church and Albion American Legion Post 246. He was born Sept. 28, 1919 in Van Wert, Ohio to Frank and Alma (Weller) Jacob. He married Dolores Valere Olinghouse on Aug. 12, 1945 at Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Cinda of Syracuse and Stanley and Nancy of Albion; 2 sisters, Ilene Young of Kendallville and Leona Schwalbe of Bloomington, Ill.; 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Rachel Myers, Janet and Scott Rashley, Rebecca and Mark Schroeder, Michael and Cara and Jeffrey and Melanie Jacob; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Wauneta Reed; and a brother, D. Elon Jacob. Services Wednesday at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 246. ^ 3-20-2006
Jacob Phyllis A, 43, Albion, died Jan. 27 in Parkview Hospital. She was born Jan. 25, 1946 in Chicago, the daughter of Harold and Martha (Cummins) Loving. She married Steve F. Jacob Aug. 19, 1967 in South Haven, Michigan. She came to Albion eight years ago. She was employed at Campbell & Fetter Bank in Albion. Surviving are her husband and parents; two daughters, Rachel Myers, Germany, and Janet at home; a brother, Donald, Tiffin, Ohio; and one granddaughter. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 1-31-1989 + 1-27-1989
Jacob Robert Frank, 70, died Man. 9, 1995 in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. He was born March 17, 1924 in Wawaka to Albert G. and Anna Meta (Weller) Jacob. On Dec. 16, 1945 in Garrett he married Jeannette Adell Hays. He was a farmer and had been a school bus driver for the East Noble School Corporation. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. A member of Trinity Church United Methodist, he was a member of Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 2746, IOOF Lodge and American Legion Post 86. He had served on the Noble County Plan Commission and Noble County Board of Zoning Appeals. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Susan Scheurich of Kendallville; a son, Thomas of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Meta Stringfellow and Lillian Piggott of Wawaka, and Viola Trittipo of Albion; 4 grandchildren, James and Lisa Scheurich and Blaine and Eric Jacob. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert. Funeral Thursday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-9-1995
Jacobs Abraham M, 61, of Kendallville, died at his home there Tuesday after a two-hour illness from acute indigestion. He was president of the Noble County Bank and the Kendallville Trust & Savings Bank of Kendallville, of the Farmerís State Bank at Avilla, and was associated as well with many other commercial and industrial enterprises. Born in Kendallville Feb. 8, 1864, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Jacobs, took him to Europe, where he remained until 1882 Then he entered Bryant & Strattonís Business College of Chicago and then became a bookkeeper with J. Keller & Co. of Kendallville. When the Noble County Bank was organized he became a director and its cashier. He was married Oct. 23, 1889 to Nanette Keller, daughter of the late Jacob Keller, and the widow with two children, Milton of New York City and Mrs. L. S. Levy of Kendallville, survive, along with two brothers and four sisters, including Samuel K., E. Louis, Miss Josephine Jacobs, Mrs. Walter Emmerich, Mrs. Samuel Rose, Mrs. Harry Adler, all of New York City. A brother, Carl A., preceded him in death at New York City last Feb. ~ 7-9-1925
Jacobs Anna J, 65, of Ligonier, died June 9, 2004 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was employed at BRC in Ligonier and was a member of Community Baptist Church of Wolcottville. She was born Sept. 17, 1938 in LaGrange County to Jonas and Edna (Troyer) Weaver. On July 8, 1965 she married Daniel Jacobs. Surviving are her husband; a son, Bob of Elkhart; 3 brothers, Calvin Weaver of Shipshewana, Harry Weaver of Topeka and Harley Weaver of Dalton, Wis.; 6 sisters, Ella Yoder, Susie Wengerd and Edna Bontrager of LaGrange, Helen Hostetler of Topeka, Esther Miller of Ligonier and Lydia Bontrager of New Paris; a grandson, Bradley M. Jacobs. She was preceded in death by a son, David, in 1976; and a sister, Elsie Miller. Services Saturday in Community Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-11-2004
Jacobs Charles, 60, died Feb. 16, 2003 in Parkview Noble Hospital. He was a retired machine operator for Walker Mfg. and Tenneco of Ligonier. He was born in Pippa Passes, Ky., Sept. 19, 1942 to Hillson and Sallie (Jacobs) Jacobs. He married Virginia Ritchie July 17, 1965 in Rome City. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Shanda Jacobs of Ligonier; a son, Terry of Ligonier; 2 brothers, Dan of Ligonier and Manuel of Rome City; one sister, Dora Jacobs of Pippa Passes; 4 grandchildren, David, Derek, Desiree and Chase. Services Wednesday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-17-2003
Jacobs Clara Rene, daughter of Virgil and Amanda Jacobs, died Friday in the family residence, 302 E. Miller St., shortly after birth. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Jerry, and sister, Brenda, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Miller, Sarasota, Fla.; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Anna Miller, Nottawa, Mich. Graveside services Sunday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-5-1982
Jacobs Clarence H "Clancy", 71, of Kendallville, died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Champaign County, Ill., March 14, 1913, the son of John and Lucretia (Walker) Jacobs. On May 3, 1935 in Columbia City, he married Margaret Travelbee. Owner and operator of Jakeís Body Shop for 25 years, he was retired. He moved to Kendallville 32 years ago from Fort Wayne. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, past master of the Masonic Lodge 276, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and was one of the first presidents of the Kendallville Council of Churches. Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Marsha) Kline of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jack (Judy) Young of West Lafayette; a sister, Alice Heindselman of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Three sisters and five brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-3-1984
Jacobs Columbus H, 69, died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home in Avilla. He was born on May 19, 1944, in Pippapasses, Kentucky, the son of Ova Jacobs and Geneva (Short) Hughes. On December 14, 1963, he married Virginia Lee Ashley, in Sassafrass, Kentucky. He worked for Felderman Construction in Fort Wayne, and retired from there in 2008. He was a member of the Harbor of Love Baptist Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Homer and Debra Jacobs of Avilla, Donald and Deborah Jacobs of Fort Wayne and James and Denise Jacobs of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Jacobs of Tower, Minnesota and Holly and Antonio Pita Jr. of Kendallville; his grandchildren, Juston, Brandon, Samantha, Rachel, and Brian Jacobs, April Pecchia, Scott Kesler Jr., Cody Kesler, Josh Kesler, Matthew, Jennifer and Lucas Jacobs, Destany Taggart, Lilliana, Junior, Emmanuel Armani, and Roman Pita; his great-grandchildren, Emily Jacobs, Zoey, Dane and Lucy Pecchia, Daisy Kesler, Katelyn Jacobs, Adalyn Rittenhouse, Kaylee Jacobs; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Norma Hughes, David and Ida Hughes and Charles and Christine Hughes, all of Hindman, Kentucky; and 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Don Combs, and Myrtle Slone, all of Kentucky. He is preceded in death by siblings, Irene Slone, Ezza Mae Hensley, Willard Hughes, John Hughes, Sally Slone and Kermit Hughes. Funeral, February 14, 2014 at the Harbor of Love Baptist Church. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery in Kendallville. ^ 2-12-2014
Jacobs David Daniel, 10, Ligonier, was dead on arrival at Goshen Hospital Tuesday after he was struck by a panel truck while riding his bicycle here. He rode from a vacant lot into the path of the truck on Cavin St. He was born Dec. 11, 1965 in Goshen and is survived by his parents; a brother, Bobby, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Jacobs, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Weaver, R. 4, LaGrange; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Lona Jacobs, Ky. Funeral in Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville Friday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1976
Jacobs Eli, aged 73 years 8 months and one day, businessman of Ligonier, died at his home in Ligonier Friday. In 1869 a young man came to Ligonier from Clusserath, Germany. In reality he was only a boy of 16 years. In 1879 he became a member of the firm of Jacobs & Goldsmsith. Four years later the firm was changed to E. Jacob & Co. That same year he married Belle Hyman of New York City and brought his bride to Ligonier. Surviving are his son, Irvin; his sister, Mrs. Sol Sax of Chicago; and 2 other sisters in Germany. Funeral this afternoon. Burial in Ahavoth Sholem Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 1-27-1927
Jacobs Frank, 59, of Ligonier, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was born Feb. 10, 1928, in Knott County, Ky., to John and Cordelia (Slone) Jacobs. He was a member of Rome City United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lydia; five sons, Devert of St. Maryís Ky., Buster of Topmost, Ky., Frankie of Raven, Ky., and Johnny and Michael of Ligonier; 20 daughters, Helen Jacobs and Linda Arispa of Wawaka, Jacklean Kipp of N. C., Cathy Jacobs, Ann Glaser, Brenda Ritchie and Sonya Jacobs, all of Ligonier, Shirley Cassidy of Syracuse, Glenda Slone of Pippa Passes, Ky., and Jean Jacobs of Topmost, Ky.; two brothers, Shird and Roward of Pippa Passes, Ky.; one sister, Mary Ellen Slone of Topmost, Ky.; 33 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Sunday at Hollybush Old Regular Baptist Church in Hollybush, Ky. Burial, Jimmy Slone Cemetery in Pippa Passes, Ky. + 6-3-1987
Jacobs Grace, 41, of Gary, died Monday at St. Maryís Medical Center, Gary. Born March 31 in Hindman, Ky., she was the daughter of Ben and Lona (Smith) Jacobs. She had moved from the Ligonier area to Gary 28 years ago. Surviving are her mother in Hindman; a sister, Betty Whitacre of Arkansas; and two brothers, Joseph Jacobs of Ligonier, and Malcolm Jacobs of Kimmell. Graveside services Wednesday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-25-1985
Jacobs Harold, 22, of R. R. 1, Garrett, died Monday in the Veterans Hospital at Fort Wayne after he was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon. The young man fell while leaving St. Josephís Church in Garrett Sunday but was able to get up and drive to his home. He later lapsed into a coma and was taken to the hospital. He struck the right side of his head in the fall from the church steps. He is survived by his wife, the former Merrilee Debes; a two-week old baby daughter; and his parents. He was employed in a Fort Wayne factory. Services Wednesday in Avilla. ~ 5-7-1953
Jacobs Harry, of Green Bay, Wis., died Wednesday. A 17-year resident of Kendallville, he was a former supervisor at Kraft, Inc. When he retired he moved to Green Bay. Among his survivors are his wife, Erma; a son, Merlin of Green Bay; and several grandchildren. Services are pending in Green Bay. + 9-28-1988
Jacobs Henry I, 79, of Venice, Fla., died May 18, 2006. He worked as a bridge tender on the Hatchett Creek bridge. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a member of VFW Post 8118, American Legion Post 159 and Disabled American Veterans 101. He was born March 4, 1927 in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Verna; a son, Michael of Garrett; 3 stepchildren; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial service June 3 at VFW post in Venice. ^ 5-21-2006
Jacobs Irene Pearl, 41, a former resident of Fort Wayne, but residing in Washington Twp, for the past two years, committed suicide Oct. 3 at her home at Knapp Lake. John W. Jacobs found the body of his wife a short time after she had strangled herself by a rope around her neck and fastened to a rafter in a bedroom of the cottage home seven miles south of Cromwell. She took her life in a fit of despondency over ill health. She had attempted to commit suicide four time before. Surviving are the husband; three daughters; and two sons, Jack of the U. S. Navy, and Charles at home. Funeral Friday in Fort Wayne. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery. + 10-?-1939
Jacobs James E, 59, was dead on arrival Tuesday in McCray Hospital from an apparent heart attack. He was born Jan. 20, 1932 in Knox County, Ky., the son of Marion and Ethel (Smith) Jacobs. He married Helen Jacobs. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and an inspector with Supreme Corp. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Kattie, at home, Sheila Martin of Ligonier and Sherry Carr of Wawaka; a son, James, at home; 3 sisters, Irene Slone and Claudia Skelly of Ligonier and Ivalee Kirby of Mesa, Ariz.; 2 brothers, Merle of Ligonier and Paul of Winchester, Ky.; and 2 grandchildren. A sister, Vivian, preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Salem Baptist Church, Rome City. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1991
Jacobs Lillian Marie, 70, of New Haven, died Feb. 11 in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. The Battle Creek, Mich. native retired in 1989 from Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics after 30 years. Surviving are a daughter, Sara "Sue" Vincenski of Fort Wayne; sons, Dale Strobbe of Belvedere, Ill., and Kevin Jacobs of Niles, Mich.; sisters, Bertha Roberson of Fort Wayne and Ruby Bonar of LaOtto; brother, David Pomeroy of Mission, Texas; 8 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services Friday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-20-1997
Jacobs Lloyd F suffered a heart attack June 15, 1965 at his home at Big Long Lake, where he had resided since 1947. Born in Champaign County, Ill. on June 5, 1907, the son of John Henry and Lucrecia Jacobs, he married the former Wedamae Hall on Aug. 31, 1929 in Fort Wayne. He was a former resident of Fort Wayne, a member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge, and had operated body shops in this area for many years. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Henry of Albion, and James of Kendallville; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ray of Fort Wayne, and Clarence of Kendallville; and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Heindselman of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Pearl Rosenberger of Columbia City, and Mrs. Mary Corrigan of Fort Wayne. Funeral Friday in a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 6-?-1965
Jacobs Malcolm, 41, died Thursday at his residence. He was born June 30, 1956 in Hindman, Ky. to Benjamin and Iona (Smith) Jacobs. He was a factory worker, living in Hardy, Ark. since 1990, moving there from Ligonier. Surviving are 2 brothers, Joseph of Ligonier and Adam of Somerset, Kay.; 2 sisters, Betty Whitaker of Ravenden, Ark., and Nella Gibson of Bradford, Ky.; a half-brother, James Jacobs of Pippa Passes, Ky.; and a half-sister, Lonnie Jacobs of Michigan. Funeral Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-2-1998
Jacobs Manis, 62, R. 1, Cromwell, died Friday in McCray Hospital. Born Sept. 8, 1921, in Knott County, Ky., to John and Cordelia (Slone) Jacobs, he married Cordia Smith there Jan. 1, 1940. He had lived in the Cromwell area 15 years and was employed in the shipping department of Springer Bros., Ligonier. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Nancy Slone of Kendallville, Nettie Alford of Cromwell, and Edna Patrick, Annabell Hoskins and Nadine Sutton of Ligonier; one sister, Mary Ellen Slone of Topmost, Ky.; four brothers, Frank of Wawaka, and Farris, Roark and Shird, all of Pippa Passes, Ky.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son preceded him in death. Services Sunday in Salem Baptist Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 5-18-1984
Jacobs Margaret, 98, of Kendallville, died Aug. 25, 2013 in Golden Years Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. She was born June 9, 1915, in Columbia City to John and Amelia (Erdmann) Travelbee. On May 3, 1935, in Columbia City she married Clarence H. Jacobs. He died Nov. 3, 1984. Surviving are a daughter, Marcia Kline of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Young; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.Services Wednesday in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-26-2013
Jacobs Moses was born at Oberstein, Andernahe, Germany on Nov. 25, 1825. He arrived in this county at an early age, and for more than 30 years was identified with the prosperity and welfare of Noble County. The pioneer of a large mercantile establishment in which he spent an active existence, he neglected none of those duties which single out responsible members of society. In 1863 he married Nanette Keller of Weirbach, Germany, who, together with eight children, remain. The funeral was held at his late residence on Wednesday, conducted by Jacob Wile, according to Jewish rites. By courtesy of the Lake Shore Railroad, a special coach conveyed the mourners to and from Ligonier for last rites and interment. + 6-13-1888 ^ 6-17-1887
Jacobs Rudolph, 32, 207 Mercer St., died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1945 in Pippa Passes, Ky., he was the son of Manis and Corida (Smith) Jacobs. On May 10, 1969 he married Bettie Jean Jones in Clintwod, Va. He had lived in Ligonier 10 years coming from Hindman, Ky. Survivors include the parents; the wife; one daughter; Ella Mae at home; two sons, Bobby Lee and Rudy Lee Jr., both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Dewey (Nancy) Slone, Kendallville, Mrs. Mitchell (Edna) Patrick, Mrs. Nettie Jean Terry, and Mrs. Johnny (Annabelle) Hoskins, all of Ligonier; and Mrs. Jesse (Nadine) Slone, Cromwell. Funeral Saturday in Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Topeka. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 12-14-1977
Jacobs Samuel K, 63, died at the home of his sister, Miss Josephine Jacobs in New York City, Nov. 29 from cancer and pleurisy. He spent his early life in Kendallville, later going to New York where he amassed a huge fortune in real estate deals. At the death of his brother, the late A. M. Jacobs, in 1925, who was then president of the Noble County Bank & Trust Co., the institution was reorganized and S. K. Jacobs elected president, which office he held when the bank closed its doors Jan. 10, 1931. A few months later a Noble County grand jury indicted him on several counts charging embezzlement, but he was unable to be located. Surviving are a brother, L. Louis Jacobs, and four sisters, Mrs. Walter Emmerich, Mrs. Harry Adler, Mrs. Samuel Rose and Miss Josephine all of New York City. Funeral Thursday with burial in New York City. + 11-?-1932
Jacobs Sharon, 23, of Topeka, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries received Nov. 17, 1981 in an auto accident. She was born Oct. 28, 1958 in Norton, Va., the daughter of James R. and Edith (Miller) Clark. She moved to the Ligonier area from Wise, Va., 15 years ago and was employed by Sroufe Mfg. in Ligonier. Surviving are her mother in Ligonier; a son, Steven of Topeka; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Linda) Williams of Brunswick, Ohio, and Vickie Clark of Ligonier; six brothers, James P., Darrell, Roger and Sherman J. of Ligonier, Robert W. of Wise, and Steven L. of West Germany; grandparents, Pearl Clark of Wise, and Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of Kingsport, Tenn. Services Friday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-19-1982
Jacobs Steven Raye, 13, died Jan. 31, 1992 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Ind. 5 north of Cromwell. He was born Oct. 18, 1978 in Goshen to Frank E. Jacobs and Sharon K. Clark. He was raised by his grandmother and aunt. He was a member of Syracuse United Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his father of Pippa Passes, Ky.; his grandmother, Edith Clark of Cromwell; his aunt, Vickie Pauley of Cromwell; another grandmother, Lydia Jacobs of Pippa Passes, Ky.; his great-grandmother, Stella Miller of Kingsport, Tenn.; 3 half-sisters, Angela, Amber and Autumn Jacobs of Pippa Passes, Ky. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-31-1992
Jacobs Susan K, 34, of Ligonier, died Dec. 13, 2005 at her home. She was born July 27, 1971. She attended Wolcottville Community Baptist Church. She is survived by her former husband, Terry Jacobs; 2 sons, David and Derek Jacobs of Ligonier; and a brother, Tim Mohr of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday at Wolcottville Community Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-15-2005
Jacobs Tammy J, 39, of Auburn, died Oct. 21, 2008 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from cancer. She was a member of new Hope Church in Albion. Surviving are her husband, Darrell; a daughter, Brittany; 2 sons, Brady and Bailey, all of Auburn; a grandson; her mother, Barbara Dunn; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Lana Combs of Warsaw and Robert and Kristen Combs of Albion. Services Saturday at McComb Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Albion New Era 10-29-2008
Jacobs Vickie Sue, one-week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Jacobs, 207 Mercer St., died Thursday in LaGrange County Hospital. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Ella Mae; two brothers, Rudolph Jr. and Robert Lee, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Manis Jacobs, Ligonier, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones, R. 3, Ligonier. Graveside services Saturday in Maple Grove Cemetery. + 4-?-1972
Jacobs Virgil B, 51, was killed Wednesday near his Ligonier home when struck by a car. He was born May 5, 1941 in Pippa Passes, Ky. to Woodrow and Corsia (Smith) Jacobs. On July 1, 1969 in Brimfield he married Amanda Miller. He retired in 1988 from Curto-Ligonier Foundry. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Brenda) Ritchie, and a son, Jerry, of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Virgie) Slone of Pippa Passes, Inez Ritchie of Wawaka, Mrs. Jimmy (Jeanette) Perkins of Rome City; 2 brothers, Harold of Pippa Passes and Paul of Ligonier; and 3 grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-2-1992
Jacobs Virginia Mae, 58, died Oct. 29, 2003 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was employed at Tenneco Automotive as a machine operator and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Wolcottville. She was born Feb. 15, 1945 in Hindman, Ky. to Arthur and Juanita (Jackson) Ritchie. On July 17, 1965 in Rome City she married Charles Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her husband in Feb.; her father, and 2 brothers, Dale and Glen. Surviving are her mother in Ligonier; a daughter, Shanda; a son, Terry; 4 sisters, Hazel Jacobs, Martha Halsey, all of Ligonier, Debbie Heise of North Webster and Alpha Wilcox of Fort Wayne; 5 brothers, Oscar Ritchie of Hindman, Ky., Charles of Kimmell and Arthur, Bobby and Danny of Ligonier; 5 grandchildren, David, Derek, Desiree, Chase and Skyla. Services Friday in Community Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-30-2003
Jacoby Jessie, about 63, a resident of Brimfield for 45 years before moving to Kendallville last Sept., died March 16, 1958 in McCray Hospital. Surviving are three sons, Sanford with whom she resided, Harold M. of Fort Wayne, and Shirley K. of Detroit; seven grandchildren; and a brother. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Brimfield where funeral was held Wednesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1958
Jacoby Sanford E, "Sam", 79, died Tuesday in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1918 in Noble County to Stanley and Jessie (Myers) Jacoby. In 1944 he married Helen Knott. She died in 1966. On July 23, 1967 he married Troas P. Daily. He was a 1936 graduate of Rome City High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He served in the Kendallville Police Dept. from 1954 until 1974 as a patrolman, a sergeant and chief of police, and then was a uniform sales consultant until 1982. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, American Legion Post 86, FOP 126 and Noble County Law Enforcement Association. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Patricia Nairn of Kendallville; 2 stepchildren; a brother, Steven of Southfield, Mich.; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold. Funeral Friday in Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-17-1998
Jacoby Stanley E, about 57, died Jan. 11, 1947 at his Brimfield home from carcinoma. He was born in Richland County, Wis., Nov. 8, 1889, and came to Brimfield as a youth. For many years he had been employed as a machinist at Flint & Walling Co. in Kendallville. Surviving are the widow, Jessie; three sons, Sanford E. of Kendallville, Harold M. of Richmond, Ind., and Shirley K. at home; three brothers, Charles and Lauren of Wis., and Herbert of Battle Creek, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Monroe and Mrs. Frank Waldron of Big Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. George Endicott of Winona Lake, Ind. Services at Brimfield EUB Church Tuesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1947
Jacquay Meg R, 31, R. 1, Spencerville, died December 13 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Muldoon of Fort Wayne. She was a teacher at the Holy Trinity Nursery School. Surviving with her parents are her husband, Albert II; a son, Seth, at home; five sisters, Catherine Hess, Avilla, Anna Marie Fisher, Churubusco, Jane Lander, Amy Singleton and Judy Harrison, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Tim and Matthew, Fort Wayne, and Andrew of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Services Friday in Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Burial, Harlan Memorial Cemetery. ~ 12-23-1982 + 12-?-1982
Jacquay Ruth died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. A resident of Albion most of her life, she was born Nov. 16, 1912 in Noble County. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Craig, Columbia City; and two sons, Robert Pippenger, Omaha, Neb., and David Pippenger, Albion; one sister, Mrs. Louise Crow, Syracuse; six grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Bonham-Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1970
Jagger Flossie, 65, (b. 10-17-1898 - d. 2-2-1964) died Sunday at Whitley County Hospital. She was a member of the Merriam Christian Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Grover; two sons, seven daughters. Services Feb. 6 at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-2-1964
Jagger Fred A, 79, of R. 1, Churubusco, retired potato and onion farmer, died in Whitley County Hospital April 29. He was born March 1, 1900 to Dorsey and Delilah Crawford Jagger in White County. He lived in Thorncreek Twp, Whitley County, then spent most of his adult years in Wabash County. He married Ethel Marie Gipe Aug. 15, 1920 and she died Dec. 24, 1964. He married Florence D. Page July 23, 1966 and he had resided in this area since 1974. Survivors include his wife; one son, William D., Silver Lake; two stepsons, Paul Page of Avilla and Donald Page of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Butler of Laketon; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances Lee of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Grover, Ray and Harry, all of Columbia City. Services May 6 in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, South Whitley Cemetery. ~ 5-10-1979
Jagger Grace C, 64, R. 10, Columbia City, died July 22 at Whitley County Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Thorncreek Twp, Whitley County, and was a lifelong resident. She was the daughter of Fay and Ethel Ott Conrad, both Noble County residents. On Oct. 20, 1939 she was married in Columbia City to Gerald Jagger of Whitley County. She was a member of St. Matthew Methodist Church, Thorncreek Twp Farm Bureau and Home Demonstration Club, and a former D.A.R. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, Gail, Gary, Richard and Kevin of R. 4, Columbia City; 2 brothers, Donald, R. 9, and Ronald, R. 3, Columbia City; 2 sisters, Mrs. George (Lucille) Herrick, R. 4, Columbia City, and Mrs. Oscar (Doris) Johnson, Warsaw. One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Services Wednesday. Burial, St. Matthews Methodist Church Cemetery. * 7-?-1984
Jagger Grover E, 95, Columbia City, died on June 7 in Whitley County Hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1887 in White County to Dorsey and Delilah (Crawford) Jagger. He married Estella Mae Shively, who died in 1945. In 1965 he married Florence Martz. Surviving are his wife; 6 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Kimmel, R. 3, Albion, Mrs. Hugh (Lois) Gandy, Churubusco, Mrs. Carl (Mabel) McCoy, Albion, Mrs. Robert (H. Ruth) Pickett, R. 3, LaGrange, Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) Squires Jr., Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Garrold (Madeline) Hively, R. 3, Columbia City; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Harry, R. 4, Columbia City, and Ray, Old Lake. Eleven brothers and sisters are deceased, one of which was Dean Jagger, the actor. He was a member of Blue River Church of the Brethren. Services Friday in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 6-?-1983
Jahn Dorla D, 55, of R. 8, Columbia City, died Nov. 18 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. she was born Nov. 9, 1934 in Sullivan to Joseph and Ella M. Moss Stout. She was employed at Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne when her health forced an early retirement. In 1972 she was married to Keith E. "Pete" Jahn, and they have always lived at Big Lake. She was a member of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church at Merriam and the Loyal Service Club at Lincoln Life. Surviving are her husband; sons, Tom Milton and Tim Jahn, both of R. 8, Columbia City; five stepsons, Steven, Terry, Randall and Scott Jahn of Fort Wayne, and Robert Jahn of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 11-18-1989
James Amelia, wife of Jonathan James of Avilla, died last Saturday in the 64th year of her age. She came into Noble County in 1860 with her husband from Penn. Funeral Monday. ^ 9-7-1888
James Joe W, 66, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in VA Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born June 15, 1921 in Coeburn, Va., the son of Robert and Della (McConnell) James. On May 15, 1946 in Whitesburg, Ky., he married Roalice Wheatley. A WW II Army veteran, he moved to Ligonier in 1965 from Sandusky, Ohio. He retired from Monsanto Co. in Ligonier and was a member of Ligonier American Legion Post 243, Ligonier VFW Post 3931 and a lifetime member of Disabled Veterans. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Jim (Glenna Fay) Clark, Mrs. Rick (Martha Ann) Coburn and Mrs. Sam (Jody) Stump, all of Ligonier; a son, Jeffrey Lynn James, Ligonier; four sisters, Mrs. H. E. (Lelan) Bennett, Dollie Jordan, Ruby Addington, and Mrs. Sol (Fannie) Miller, all of Coeburn; a brother, Robert, Coeburn; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-31-1988
James Jonathan of Avilla died of consumption at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E. Lathrop, at Fort Wayne on Sunday, at the age of 69 years, 7 months, 24 days. He was born in Chester County, Pa., June 21, 1821. At an early age he was thrown upon his own resources, and at the age of 18 began learning the plastererís trade, which he followed for thirteen years. He then farmed in his native state until 1860, when he came to Noble County and for eight years continued on the farm. He next purchased a hotel in Avilla, which he operated for a time until failing health compelled him to sell out. He remained out of active business until 1878, when he built the present St. James House, which he operated until the death of Mrs. James, little more than two years ago. Mr. James was married to Amelia A. Smith, November 3, 1843, and they had four children - David O., Theodore B., Jennie and H. L., the latter three of whom are living. Mr. James sold his property here after the death of his wife, and two years ago yesterday went to Ft. Wayne to pass his declining days with his children. Funeral was at the M. E. church in this place yesterday, and the remains were placed beside those of his wife in Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-19-1891
James Leander, son of John and Margaret James, was born near Albion Aug. 31, 1850 and died at his home in Kendallville Jan. 3, age 56 years 4 months and 2 days. He married Esther M. Peterson March 22, 1871. They had 2 sons and one daughter, Williard, Earl and Lona. His parents, brothers and sisters have all preceded him. Left are the son Earl, daughter, Mrs. Lona Thompson and one grandchild. Funeral at the home on Dowling St. Jan. 5. Burial at Kimmell. ^ 1-17-1907
James Marie, 90, Auburn, died today in Betz Nursing Home. She is survived by one son, Ralph Musser, Auburn; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was born in Auburn on Aug. 24, 1888 to the late Henry and Anna Schomberg. She married William A. Musser in 1904 in Auburn. She later married Edward Luce of Kendallville and lived about 40 years in the Kendallville area. Both preceded her in death. She married Walter James of Grand Forks, N.D. and lived there for three years until his death in 1965 when she returned to Indiana. She was a member of Indian Village Church of God, Auburn. Services Wednesday in Bale Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Auburn. + 6-?-1979
James Mary
, 85, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Jones in Columbia City. She was a sister of the late John and William Whan of Swan Twp. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. ~ 6-20-1917
James Roalice F, 81, of Ligonier, died July 26, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend. She had retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Ligonier. She was born Dec. 6, 1927 in Wise, Va., to Earl and Callie (Dotson) Wheatley. She married Joe James on May 15, 1946 in Whitesburg, Ky. He died in 1988. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Lynn James of Topeka; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Glenn and Jim Clark and JoEtta and Sam Stump of Ligonier; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Earline Blankenbecler of Ligonier. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Coburn; a granddaughter, Christina Hilker; and a brother, J.D. Wheatley. Funeral July 31, 2009 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 7-29-2009
James Rusia was brought to Avilla for burial last Wednesday. Funeral at the M. E. Church. She leaves a husband and one little boy. ^ 2-18-1887
Jamieson John H was born at Detroit, Mich. Nov. 28, 1848; died at Kendallville Aug. 7, aged 36 years, 8 months, 9 days. When 3 years of age his parents moved to Albion, Mich., where his boyhood days were passed. He early learned the printerís trade, which vocation he followed until incapacitated by the disease from which he died. In 1875 he married Julia E. Hanmer in Zanesville, Ohio, whom he leaves with an only child. Funeral was at the residence of Mr. I. J. Hanmer on Aug. 9. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-14-1885
Jamison Clarence "Jack", a former resident of Cromwell, died at his home in Cadiz, Ohio June 10. He is survived by his wife, Celia; a son, David Lee; numerous grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Yrate (previously Mrs. Howard Baker) of Kendallville. His father was John Jamison of Cromwell. Funeral and burial in Cadiz. + 1977
Jamison John "Jack", 77, was found dead at his home here Saturday by Charles Lonker, a friend who had called to visit. He had resided in Cromwell the past 60 years. He was a section employee and foreman on the B&O Railroad for about 40 years until his retirement several years ago. His wife died about three years ago. Surviving are a son, Clarence of Cadiz, O.; and four daughters, Mrs. W. A. Ratrie of Garrett, Mrs. Florence Evans of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Helen Hawk, and Mrs. Ruth Baker of Ligonier; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. J. H. Hawdlitzel of South Bend. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1945
Janes Emagene of Ligonier died at Billings Hospital in Chicago Jan. 4, 1964. She is survived by her husband, Harold; three daughters, Mrs. Anita Cassidy of South Bend, Mrs. Marcia Hicks of Bloomington, and Lisa at home; one son, Tommy at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lemmon of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Miller of Ligonier, and Mrs. Mary Fisher of Syracuse; two brothers, Tony of North Manchester, and Fred of Noblesville; and two grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1964
Janes Harold T, 80, of Ligonier, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1900 in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of George and Carrie (Kelly) Janes. On Aug. 23, 1922 in Chicago he married Louise Berry. He had resided in Ligonier 51 years and was a WW I veteran. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Wawasee, and of the Ligonier Elks and Masonic Lodges. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Rex of Ligonier, and Mrs. Marjorie Stowers of San Mateo, Calif.; a son, Harold J. of R. 3, Ligonier; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Janes Louise B, 83, of Ligonier, died in Goshen Hospital. She was born May 10, 1900 in Chicago to Herbert and Janet (Roberton) Berry. In 1922 in Chicago she married Harold T. Janes, who preceded her in death. A 54-year resident of Ligonier, she was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church of Lake Wawasee. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Rex of Ligonier, and Mrs. Marjoriann Stowers of San Mateo, Calif.; a son, Hal Jr. of Ligonier; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. + 6-5-1983
Janes Mary M, 73, died Jan. 7, 2009 in Ligonier. She graduated from South Bend School of Nursing in 1956 and served as a nurse for more than 52 years. She was a 1953 graduate of Ligonier High School and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ligonier. She was born May 13, 1935 to Ray and Leah (Summers) Shell. She married H. T. Janes on Jan. 14, 1967. He died Feb. 17, 1995. Surviving are 6 children and their spouses, David and Pamela Alles of Ligonier, Chris and Catherine Muesing of Greenwood, Lisa Janes, Thomas and Tammy Janes, Marcia and Glen Hicks and Anita and Jim Cassidy of Cromwell; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Shell. Services Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-9-2009
Jankauskis Bernice, 79, died Dec. 19, 1999 in Oak Leaf Village, Ligonier. She was born Aug. 13, 1920 in Litchfield, Ill. to Ulysses and Cleva "Betty" (Davis) Billiter. In 1936 she married Eugene Noel Read. She later married Vincent Jankauskis in 1958. She had previously worked for Motorola Corp. in Chicago. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Willie Elza of Ligonier; one sister, Lucille Lewin of Oaklawn, Ill.; one grandson, Raleigh Elza of Ligonier; and one great-grandson, Jesse Elza. A brother preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. A+ 12-19-1999
Jansen Agnes Cecelia, 96, of Kendallville, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in Fort Wayne May 31, 1893, the daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Miller) Ehinger. In Aug. 1920 in Fort Wayne, she married Bernard Jansen, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Kendallville 12 years and was a member of Our Precious Blood Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Geraldine) Didier and Mrs. Ralph (Joanne) Schimmele, both of Fort Wayne, and Mary Jansen of Avilla; two sons, Dr. Bernard W. Jansen of Kendallville, and Jean of Hamilton Lake; 20 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Six sisters preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Our Precious Blood Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 7-16-1989
Jansen Bernard W, 84, 248 Burnam St., died Monday at McCray Hospital. He was a native of Vincennes and had lived in Fort Wayne until two years ago. He was a toolmaker and retired 19 years ago from Bowser Inc. He is survived by his wife, Agnes; two sons, Bernard W. Jr., Kendallville, and Jean C., Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mary at home, Mrs. Geraldine Didier and Mrs. Joanne Schimmele, both Fort Wayne. Services Thursday at Precious Blood Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 12-?-1976
Jansen Lavon Virgilia, 83, of Kendallville, died Oct. 16, 2008 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville, the American Red Cross, Beta Chapter of Tri Kappa, Lady Elks, American Legion Auxiliary of Post 86 and the Noble County Women's Democratic Club. She was named Kendallville Citizen of the year in 2007 and received Noble County Community Foundation Giver of Gifts Award in 1998. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1942. She was born in Avilla on Oct. 21, 1924 to William and Alice (Schmenk) Carteaux. She married Dr. Bernard Jansen on Sept. 27, 1947 in Avilla. He died Jan. 22, 1990. Surviving are 7 sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Linda, James and Pam, Gerard and Lori, Michael and Brenda, Douglas and Susan Jansen of Kendallville, Robert and Gwyn Jansen of St. Johns, Mich., Jon and Noel Jansen of Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Russell and Nelle Carteaux of Avilla and Tom and Carolyn Carteaux of Auburn. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Teresa, Barbara and Beverly; and 2 brothers, Larry and Robert Carteaux. Services Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 10-18-2008
Jansen Louis P, 74, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He was a resident of the Wolf Lake community where he had lived for the past 19 years. Surviving are his wife, Edith; one son, one daughter, 5 grandchildren, three brothers and a sister. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, Ill. + 12-?-1962
Jansen Richard James, 63, Kendallville, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital from lung disease. Born July 1, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of Alphons August and Angeline Margaret (Stvarnik) Jansen. On April 18, 1953 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, he married Mary E. Corwin. A WW II Navy veteran, he had lived in Kendallville 13 years, moving from Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was quality control manager for Safeguard Scientifics and before that worked for Rockwell International in Bellefontaine for 25 years. He was a member of BPOE 1194, Elks of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; father and stepmother, Dorothy Blanchard Jansen; a son, Alan Corwin Jansen of Milwaukee; a daughter, Dr. Juliann Jansen-Harrison of Seminole, Fla.; two brothers, Donald Thomas of San Antonio, Texas, and Arthur Charles of Green Bay, Wis.; and two grandchildren. A brother, James, died in 1974; and a sister, Kathleen Ann, died in 1988. There will be no funeral service. + 2-28-1989
Jaquay Dallas R, about 69, (b. 3-12-1896) died July 15, 1965 at McCray Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Noble County and for many years had been an employee of the Noble County Highway Department and of late an employee at the Chain Oí Lakes State Park. He was a son of Walter and Hattie Halferty Jaquay. His wife, Zelma, passed away in 1958. Surviving are one son, Sherman, and one daughter, Mrs. Omar Rathke, both of Albion; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral July 18 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1965
Jaquay Donald Ray, 43, 325 N. Oak St., died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. He was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Jefferson Twp to Dearl and Mable (Zolman) Jaquay. He was married June 25, 1958 in Angola to Janet J. Gillan. They moved to Kendallville from Angola eight years ago. He was employed as a driver by Gateway Transportation Co., Inc., and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Limberlost Legion 18. Surviving are the widow; his parents at R. 3, Angola; two daughters, Renee, Orland, and Lynette at home; two sons, Steven, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Ricky, Orland; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Randol, Pleasant Lake, and Mrs. Dale Danning, R. 1, Orland; and a brother, Arl, Howe. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery. + 12-?-1971
Jaquay Elvia of Kendallville died July 30, 1964 in McCray Hospital. He was a native of Noble County and owner of the Jaquay Nursing Home in Kendallville. He is survived by his wife, Leone; four daughters, Mrs. Juanita Claxton of Kendallville, Mrs. Gertrude Miller of Corunna, Mrs. Alice Hart of Wolcottville, and Miss Laurabel at home; a son, Samuel of Kendallville; two brothers, Dearl of Orland, and Walter of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Hoffman of Missouri, and Mrs. Ellen Johnston of Albion; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in the Church of God, Kendallville. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 7-?-1964
Jaquay George W was born in Ohio 1829; settled 1846; died May 19, 1897. + Clippings book
Jaquay Gertrude E (Field) was born on Sept. 13, 1877 in Ontario, Ind. When she was five her father died, which compelled her to live with relatives and friends until her thirteenth year, when she made her permanent home with her grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude E. Pristage in Jefferson Twp, Noble County, which county she lived until the time of her death. On March 3, 1893, she became the wife of Herby Jaquay. They had six children, Elvia, Dearl, Walter, Lucile, Ellen, and one child died in infancy. She is survived by her husband and family, all living in Noble County, and by her mother, Mrs. E. L. Richard; and one brother, Timothy Field, who resides in Muskegon, Mich. Her death came April 22. Funeral at Rehoboth Church Wednesday. + 4-?-1928
Jaquay Hattie Jane, 83, (b. 11-28-1868) died Aug. 17, 1952 at McCray Hospital from a heart attack. She was a lifelong resident of this community. She is survived by one son, Dallas; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 8-?-1952
Jaquay Herby was born in Jefferson Twp on July 14, 1874, the son of Washington and Phoebe (VanOrman) Jaquay and was one of 9 children. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Van Melvin of Jefferson Twp, and one brother, Walter of Albion. In March 1893 he married Gertrude Field with whom he lived until her death in April of 1928. They had 6 children, one died as an infant, 2 daughters and 2 sons survive, Mrs. Forrest Hoffman, Dearl, Elvia and Walter, all of in or near Albion. There are 13 grandchildren. In Nov. 1932 he married Sylvia Hadley. He was operated upon at Lakeside Hospital about 3 weeks ago, later developing pneumonia, from which he died April 27, being 61 years, 9 months and 13 days of age. Funeral at Rehoboth on April 29. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 4-?-1936
Jaquay Juanita June, 77, died Thursday in Life Care Center, LaGrange. She was born in Albion February 9, 1918 to Elvia and Leone (Rimmel) Jaquay. On April 12, 1944, she married Joe Voiral. He died January 4, 1964. She had been employed as a seamstress and a nurse's aide. Surviving are a sister, Laurabelle Brock of Bronson, Mich.; and a brother, Sam Jaquay of Rome City. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Gertrude Miller and Alice Hart. Funeral Monday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 10-20-1995
Jaquay Olive R was born Oct. 16, 1912 and died Aug. 12, 1970. Services at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Aug. 15. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-?-1970
Jaquay Rolland W "Hap", 78, 310 W. Highland St., died today in McCray Hospital. Born in Noble County on Nov. 9, 1900, he was the son of Herby and Gertrude (Field) Jaquay. On April 9, 1932 he married Thelma Hathaway. He was a retired mechanic for the Noble County Highway Department, a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, and the Albion Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow; two sisters, Helen Johnston, Albion, and Lucille Huffman of Missouri. Funeral at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Monday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Jaquay Thelma H, 97, of Albion, died July 4, 2005 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She had worked at Cord Automobile Co. and as a cook at Kondas Nursing Home. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and OES. She was born Aug. 2, 1907 in Auburn to Harry and Mary (Peters) Hathaway. On April 9, 1932 in Auburn she married Rolland W. "Hap" Jaquay. He died Dec. 30, 1978. Surviving are 2 sisters-in-law, Ella Johnson of Albion and Rose Hathaway of California. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harry Jr. and Austin Hathaway. Services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 7-6-2005
Jaquay Walter, 73, resident of Albion, died at his home Tuesday following a stroke of paralysis suffered recently. A lifelong resident and farmer of Jefferson Twp until four years ago, he and his wife moved to Albion, where they have since resided. He has been janitor of the Lutheran Church for several years, and an active member for many years. Survivors include the widow; one son, Dallas of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Melvin of Jefferson Twp; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son. Funeral today in St. Markís Lutheran Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Jaquay Walter Sherman, 67, died Nov. 30, 1993 in St. Luke's Hospital in Florence, Ky. He was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Albion to Dallas and Zelma (Williamson) Jaquay. He was a self-employed light fixture salesman. Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia of Muncie; 3 sons, Steven of Gloverville, N.Y., Douglas of Torrance, Calif., and William of Florence, Ky.; a sister, Ruby Rathke of Sebring, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-30-1993
Jaquay Zelma, about 54, (b. 7-10-1903) of R. 1, Wawaka, died Jan. 21, 1958 at McCray Hospital following a long illness with carcinoma of the lungs. She had lived in Albion for many years before moving to R. 1, Wawaka. Surviving are the husband, Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Rathke of Albion; one son, Sherman of Brookfield, Mass.; four grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Williamson of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Shively of Ortonville, Mich., and Mrs. Elizabeth Clouse of Albion; and a brother, Forrest Williamson of Chicago. Funeral this afternoon at the EUB Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-?-1958
Jaquays Leo Elton, second son of Walter Jaquay and his wife, Hattie, was born Sept. 22, 1893, died Oct. 16, 1921, aged 28 years and 24 days. Sept. 22, 1915 he married Eva Ann Waugh. They had one child, Iva Bernis. He leaves his wife and child, his father and mother, a brother, Dallas. In April 1909 he united with the Rehoboth Lutheran Church. When his country called for his service he promptly responded. Funeral in Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 10-?-1921
Jaquays Levi was born in Noble County; died Sept. 3, 1898 age about 40 years. ^ 6-9-1899
Jaques Charles E, 85, (b. 9-5-1875) died Oct. 6, 1960 at the Sacred Heart Home. Surviving are a son, Gale Rickey of Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Cecilia Bridegan of Albion; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dean of Calif. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1960
Jaques Verra, 67, (b. 9-6-1890 - d. 12-13-1957) died Friday in Kendallville Hospital. She was the wife of Charles Jaques. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elvin Bridegan, Albion; a son, Gale Rickey, Albion; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1957
Jarman W James, 45, Ligonier, owner and operator of Lauerís Restaurant on U. S. 6, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. For many years he was associated with the Kellamsí Foodtown. He was a member of the Ligonier Masonic Lodge, the Eagles and Elks Lodges, Lions Club, American Legion, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine. He was a veteran of WW II. He was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Nodaway, Iowa and had lived in Ligonier for 19 years. On June 29, 1946 he married Virginia Mae Kellam. She survives, with two daughters, Beth and Peggy; two brothers and one sister. Funeral Wednesday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1969
Jarrett Charles Leroy "Roy", 81, died June 17 at McCray Hospital. A farmer, he was born May 15, 1896 to Frank and Rosey Myers Jarrett. He married M. Loretta Herendeen Nov. 27, 1920 and she survives at R. 2, Kendallville. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Kendallville, Avilla American Legion Post 240, Allen Township Election Board, a board member of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Commission and the Farm Bureau, and was also a veteran of WW I. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Maxine J. Ritter, Pleasant Lake; two half-brothers, Rushell, Grass Lake, Mich., and Virgil, Jackson, Mich.; two half-sisters, Katherine Rinehold, Onodago, Mich., and Marie Carnahan, Auburn; a stepsister, Leona Haupt, Fort Wayne; and a stepbrother, Charley Richards, Huntertown; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A daughter, Dorothy VanGorder, preceded him in death. Services June 20 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 6-23-1977 + 6-17-1977
Jarrett Hannah L, 76, 436 N. Riley St., died Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born June 27, 1900 in Waunakee, Ill., to Hans and Lizzie (Kettleson) Erickson. She was a resident of Kendallville for 36 years after moving here from Albion. She was a member of the Mitchell St. Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 86 and Kendallville Senior Citizens. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Tuttle, LaGrange, and Mrs. Mary Lou Morr, Kendallville; 7 sons, Alton, Knob Noster, Mo., Alvey, Mundelein, Ill., Lester, Highland, Leland, Richmond, Va., Harvey, Sumter, S.C., Larry, Garrett, and Jack, Kendallville; 33 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Her husband; two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Thursday at the Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1976
Jarrett Harvey Donald "Pete", 54, R. 1, Sumter, S.C., died Friday at Tuomey Hospital. A native of Freemont, Ill., he was born Feb. 17, 1933, the son of Lester and Hannah Erickson Jarrett. He was an X-ray technician at Tuomey Hospital and a retired U. S. Air Force Technical Sergeant and Viet Nam veteran. Surviving are his wife, Jeannette; five daughters, Mrs. Linda Meredith, Centerville, Ohio, Mrs. Sharon Davis and Mrs. Phyllis Bradshaw of Sumter, Mrs. Janet Anglin, Albion, and Mrs. Diane Cline, Kendallville; one son, Walter of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Evelyn Tuttle, Wikiup, Ariz., and Mary Lou Morr, Kendallville; six brothers, Jack of Kendallville, Alton of Longmont, Colo., Lester of Highland, Alvie of Mundelein, Ill., Larry of Greenfield and Leland of Hampton, Va.; 16 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Stephens Funeral Home, Manning, Ga. Burial, Manning Cemetery. + 12-4-1987
Jarrett Jack I, 71, of Kendallville, died Dec. 9, 2011, at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Albion on Aug. 17, 1940, to Hanna Jarrett. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1959. He married Sue Ann Young on June 26, 1961, in Kendallville. He owned and operated Jarrett Sanitation Service in Kendallville from 1965 to 1990. He then worked for Munk Sanitation and later National Serv-All until he retired. He was a member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge.  Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jeff Jarrett of Kendallville and James Jarrett of Kendallville; 3 grandsons, Joe and Tabby Jarrett, Jeremy Jarrett and Tyler Jarrett; 2 great-grandsons, Braydon and Silas Jarrett; 2 brothers, Larry and Dorothy Jarrett of Kendallville and Leland Jarrett of Virginia; 2 sisters, Mary Lou and Phil Morr of Kendallville and Evelyn Tuttle of Ligonier. He was preceded in death by his mother and 4 brothers, Alton, Lester, Harvey and Bill Jarrett. Services Dec. 14, 2011 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-11-2011
Jarrett Loretta, 84, died Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 29, 1899 in Green Twp, the daughter of Milt and Minnie (Bauman) Herendeen. She married C. L. Roy Jarrett Nov. 27, 1920 in Albion. He died June 17, 1977. She was a lifetime area resident and member of Trinity Church United Methodist, American Legion Auxiliary, Allen Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are a daughter, Maxine J. Ritter, Pleasant Lake; two sisters, Erma Mault, Kendallville, and Marie Campbell of Churubusco; four brothers, Cecil and Dale, Albion, Gerald "Bud", Churubusco, Russell, Stroh; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Dorothy VanGorder, a sister, and four brothers preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 6-14-1984 + 6-10-1984
Jarrett Phillip was buried Jan. 30. After having suffered a long time, he died of consumption. Albion New Era 2-7-1878
Jay Vernia B, 99, died Wednesday at her residence in Hatboro, Penn. The daughter of Burke M. and Mary (Halferty) Faux, she was born July 6, 1877 in Brimfield. In 1916 she married J. William Jay in Albion. He died in 1948. She had resided in Hatboro since 1963 after moving there from Brimfield where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy, and a son, Burke W., both Hatboro; a sister, Mrs. Maude Trumbull, Toledo, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Jefferson Barbara Louise, 61, died Jan. 10, 2002 at her residence near Skinner Lake. She was born Sept. 5, 1940 in Hindman, Ky. to Frank and Nancy (Flannigan) Combs. She married Henry Ford Jefferson on Jan. 4, 1958 in Hindman. She was a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church and worked at Essex Wire and Lyall Electric. Surviving are her husband; a son, Ricky and his wife, Tammy of Larwill; 2 brothers, Roy Slone of Kendallville and Ray and his wife, Martha of LaGrange; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Charles Patrick of Albion and Alberta and Larry Steffe of Auburn; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy, Joshua and Richelle Jefferson and Brandon Fulk. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary in 1973; a daughter, Sheila Fulk in 1981, and a sister, Sue Ryan. Services Monday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 1-12-2002
Jefferson Gary, 13, (b. 8-18-1960 - d. 10-30-1973) collapsed and died Tuesday during a physical education class at Central Noble Middle School in Albion. A native of Hindman, Ky., and a member of Boy Scout Troop 508 at Wolf Lake, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Jefferson, Wolf Lake; a brother, Rickey, and a sister, Sheila, both at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie J. Jefferson, Cleveland, and Mrs. Nancy Flanigan of Wolf Lake. Services Friday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 11-?-1973
Jefferson Henry F, 72, of Albion, died unexpectedly Nov. 20, 2009 at DeKalb Hospital, Auburn. He was born in Carrie, Ky., on Sept. 8, 1937 to Eddie and Canzlia (Short) Jefferson. He graduated from Wayland High School in 1955 and later from Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. He married Barbara Jefferson on Jan. 4, 1958 in Hindman, Ky. She died Jan. 10, 2002. He married Carolyn Strunk on April 3, 2004. He retired from International Harvester in Oct. 1997 after 30 years of service. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Tammy Jefferson of Larwill; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy Jefferson, Richelle and Keith Deck, Joshua and Kelly Jefferson and Brandon Fulk; a great-grandson, Kaleb Deck; 4 stepchildren; a brother, Jackie and Dede Jefferson of Columbus, Ohio; and 3 sisters, Rosemary and Lew Smith of Rock Creek, Ohio, Cloteen and Doug Cartmell of Mentor on the Lake in Ohio and Delila Sitts of Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary, in 1973; and a daughter, Sheila Fulk in 1981. Services Nov. 24 at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 11-22-2009
Jeffries Albert H, 70, Mishawaka, died yesterday at St. Joe Hospital in Mishawaka. He was born Nov. 27, 1904 in Whitley County to Edward and Pearl Jeffries. He was married June 15, 1929 in LaGrange to Anna M. Steby. He moved to Mishawaka from Albion in 1941. He was a retired auto mechanic. Survivors include his mother, his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Athea Wardman, Mishawaka, Mrs. Patricia Scott, New Palestine, and Mrs. Sandra Dennis, Tacoma, Wash.; two brothers, Cecil, Albion, and Robert, Three Rivers, Mich.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Friday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-?-1975
Jeffries Anna, 91, died June 28, 2002 in Fox Run Manor Nursing Home at Findlay, Ohio. She was born Feb. 10, 1911 in Albion to Alva and Carrie (Hines) Streby. She married Albert Jeffries on June 15, 1929 in LaGrange. He died in 1975. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Althea Baker of South Bend, Pat and Gary Scott of Bluffton and Sandy and Edward Dennis of Findlay; a sister, Edith Buck of Mishawaka; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Private family graveside services in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 6-30-2002
Jeffries Cecil, 89, died March 3, 2000 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 16, 1911 in Whitley County to Edward and Pearle (Eley) Jeffries. On Feb. 21, 1933 in Albion he married Eloise Harger. She died Nov. 28, 1993. He retired in 1985 as a truck driver for the Noble County Highway Dept. after 30 years. He was a WW II U.S. Army veteran and a member of Albion American Legion Post 246, FOE of Albion and VFW 2749 in Kendallville. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military graveside rites by Albion American Legion. + 3-23-2000
Jeffries Edward S, about 80, (b. 12-25-1869) died Feb. 22, 1950 at his home here following a paralytic stroke suffered the previous Sunday. Surviving are the wife, Pearl; three sons, Albert of Mishawaka, Cecil of Albion, and Robert of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and nine grandchildren. Funeral Friday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1950
Jeffries Eloise, 78, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. She was born in LaGrange County on Sept. 4, 1915 to David and Rosy (Getz) Harger. On Feb. 21, 1933 in Albion she married Cecil Jeffries. She retired from Lyall Electric in Albion after 22 years and previously worked for Southside Grocery in Albion. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary, both of Albion. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Roberta Johnson of Constantine, Mich.; a son, Steven L. Jeffries of Albion; 3 sisters, Jane, Phyllis and Elsie; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry in 1966; a granddaughter, Susan; and 3 brothers. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-28-1993
Jeffries Gloria Jean, 37, of Kendallville, died at her residence Wednesday. She was born April 16, 1947 in Goshen to David A. and Violet (Herr) McKibbin. On Dec. 22, 1966 she married Thomas Jeffries in South Bend. She moved to Kendallville three years ago but had lived most of her life in South Bend. She was a graduate of Cassopolis High School in Mich., and a member of St. John Episcopal Church in Goshen. Surviving are her husband; her parents; a daughter, Anna at home; three sons, Shawn, Andrew and Mark, at home; three sisters, Ann, Millersburg, Roberta, Middlebury, and Rebecca, Oxford, N.J.; and a brother, Michael of Millersburg. Services Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, Goshen. Burial, Eldridge Cemetery, Middlebury. + 10-3-1984
Jeffries Larry D, about 23, lost his life Sept. 14, 1967 when his car went out of control about six miles east of Albion on State Road 8 and crashed into a guard rail. He was born May 22, 1944 and was not married. He had resided in Albion all his life and was employed by Harold Demaree at carpentering. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jeffries; his grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Jeffries; one sister, Mrs. Ed (Roberta) Stephens of Fort Wayne; and one brother, Steven at home. Funeral Sunday at Albion First Methodist Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-?-1967
Jeffries Pearl A, 100, former Albion resident, died Tuesday. Born Aug. 23, 1885 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Jacob and Rebecca (Hughes) Eley. In 1903 she married Edward Jeffries, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Albion. Surviving are two sons, Cecil O. of Albion, and Robert L. of Three Rivers, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 12-31-1985
Jeffries Rena M, 89, died Friday in an Orlando, Fla. hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1905 in Kendallville to Frank and Elva Kimball. She married Thomas Jeffries. He died in 1980. She was a retired legal secretary and member of First Presbyterian Church in Maitland, Fla. Surviving are a sister, Nina Koher of Goshen. Graveside services Wednesday in Lake View Cemetery. + 1-6-1995
Jeffries Robert Lee, 67, died March 31, 1990 in Three Rivers, Mich. Born Dec. 8, 1922 in Albion, he was a son of Edward and Pearl Eley Jeffries. He married Bertha Mae Baird of Michigan on Jan. 16, 1943. She died in 1988. He served in the Philippines with the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Goshen. Surviving are a brother, Cecil of Albion; 3 sons, 4 daughters, 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a son. Services Thursday at Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon, Mich. Burial, South Park Cemetery, South Park, Mich. + 3-31-1990
Jeffries Thomas A, 81, of Maitland, Fla., died Monday at his residence. He was born in Masontown, Pa. Dec. 15, 1898 and married Rena Kimball, formerly of Kendallville. He had lived in Maitland since 1968, moving from Chicago, Ill. Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Homer M. Fraizer of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Wallace J. Patterson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Joseph M. of Pittsburgh. Graveside services Saturday in Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1980
Jehnsen John R, 23, R. 3, Nappanee died when his Volkswagon bus struck a semi-trailer head-on on U. S. 6 three miles northeast of Syracuse Monday. The Jehnsen auto was apparently three feet over the center line in very heavy fog. + 11-?-1971
Jenkins John "Bud", 88, died April 25, 1990 at Canterbury Place in Valparaiso. He was born April 7, 1902 to Noah and Hannah (Gardner) Jenkins. A farmer in Kimmell, he retired in 1980 and moved to Valparaiso. He married his first wife, Zoe Twaits, on Aug. 7, 1937. She died in 1975. He married Letha Gardner on June 2, 1976. Surviving are his wife; a niece and a nephew. Service Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-25-1990
Jenkins Pamela G, 60, of Kendallville, died June 30, 2012 in her residence. She retired from LDM Technologies in Kendallville. She was a member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary, Kendallville American Legion Riders, Kendallville Eagles Lodge 985 Auxiliary, and of Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary. She was born October 20, 1951, in Kendallville to Oved M. and Dorothy L. (McClelland) Powers. On March 22, 1968, in Kendallville she married Richard L. Jenkins. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amanda Jenkins of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Vicky Hogge of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Barbara Powers, and Demaris Powers, and a brother, Kenneth Powers all of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by an infant brother. Funeral July 3 in New Life Tabernacle. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery later.^ 7-2-2012
Jenkins Zoe, 70, R. 1, Kimmell, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1904 in Milford, Ind. and married John Jenkins Aug. 7, 1937 in Kentland. She was a resident of the Kimmell area since 1948, moving from Elkhart. She was a retired employee of Adams-Westlake, Elkhart. Surviving are her husband; two brothers, John Twaits, Columbia City, and Roy Twaits, Wolcottville. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1975
Jenks Arthur, 83, of Springhill, Fla., died Tuesday in a Florida nursing home. He was born March 31, 1906 in Butler and had lived in Ind., Wis., and Fla. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Janice Kelberg of Grantsburg, Wis.; a son, Bruce of Grabill; four sisters, Mrs. Clark (Helen) Gould of Kendallville, Mrs. John (Doris) Hatfield of Clearwater, Fla., Pauline Hamman of Tavares, Fla., and Bertha Miller of Churubusco; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A son, Robert, and a brother, Delbert, preceded him in death. Services and burial Friday in Webster, Wis. + 5-23-1989
Jennings Anna Denny, 66, of Rome City, died last Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Holzworth, Fort Wayne, where she had been visiting. A native of Noble County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Jeremiah Lake who died three years ago. Her first husband was Watts Denny, prominent Fort Wayne attorney. Three years ago she was married to John A. Jennings, since which time she had resided at Rome City. Three months ago her arm and hand were badly burned when some paraffin caught on fire. It is believed this injury hastened her death. + 1927
Jennings Annis, 67, of Kendallville, died Tuesday of last week at the Three Rivers Hospital from injuries sustained Monday in an automobile crash near that city. Surviving are the husband, Frank; two sons, Charles Rasler, Billings, Mont., Homer Rasler near Stroh; a foster son, Russel Barnes, Kendallville; one brother and one sister, E. E. Randol, Kendallville, and Mrs. John Eddy, Three Rivers, Mich. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. + 4-?-1935
Jennings Ella E, 94, formerly of Kendallville, died Friday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born Jan. 29, 1885 in Crawford County, Mich., the daughter of Charles and Amanda (Griffin) Sager. In 1906 she married Howard B. Jennings in Albion. He died in Oct. 1944. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mason (Edna) Lundy, Albion; one son, Willard E. (Jess), Rio Rancho, N.M.; one sister, Mrs. Ida Sagert, Palmetto, Fla.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1980
Jennings Frank A, 94, died Sunday at the home of his son, Paul, 650 N. Wood St. Born Sept. 13, 1875 in Hillsdale County, Mich., he was the son of John Henry and Martha Larkin Jennings. He had been a resident of Kendallville 50 years, moving here from Ashley. He was a retired brick layer. Survivors include the son Paul; another son, Ted, R. 2; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Stence, Wakemann, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. His wife, one daughter, one sister and a half-sister preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. + 7-?-1970
Jennings Jack E, 67, of Avilla, died January 5 at DeKalb Hospital. He was born May 7, 1936 in Kendallville to Theodore and Sarah (Hanlon) Jennings. On January 12, 1974 in Kendallville he married JoAnn Rumsey. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Cyril and Amy Coburn of Centreville, Va., and Darrell Hewitt of Avilla; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Cheryl Baysinger of Auburn, Heather and Bob Gamble and Jacqueline and Kevin Murad of Kendallville; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Rita Jennings of Kendallville; a sister, Donna Caudill of Rice Town, Ky.; 9 grandchildren, Devon Hewitt, Ashley and Beverly Coburn, Sadey, Laken and Torre Gamble, Makayla Crist and Chelsey and Rachel Murad. He was a truck driver for Myers Orchard Hills Farm and most recently drove a truck for Cline Trucking in Garrett. He was a member of VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 86 and Moose Lodge 1301, all in Kendallville. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 1-29-2004
Jennings John A, 76, died at his home in Rome City Friday from apoplexy. He was born in Rome City and lived there all his life. Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Miss Zoe of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Clara Cobbs of Rome City, and Mrs. Flossie Hanes of Wolcottville; a son, Ned of Hammond. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 4-?-1930
Jennings Leonidas S was born at Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Feb. 2, 1831. He died Feb. 22, 1909. He came of a large family, being the last of 9 children to die. He married Martha Shepherd Feb. 1, 1854. They had 7 children, 4 of whom have died. The 3 living are Mrs. Ella Garrison, Mrs. J. S. Rinehart; Mr. Lee Jennings and 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral will be at the residence of his son in Rome City Thursday. He moved here with his father in 1845 and settled near Northport, moving to this place about 1864 and has been a resident of Orange Twp with the exception of a couple of years in northern Michigan, ever since. He and his son were in the grocery business for a number of years up to the time of his death. ^ 2-24-1909
Jennings Mary VanAman, 97, died today in Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born Oct. 7, 1890 in Metamora, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine (Gillen) Simon. In 1913 in Carragar, Ohio, she married John C. VanAman and he died in 1925. In 1954 in Sarasota, Fla., she married Louis H. Jennings, who died in 1963. She had lived in Ligonier and moved to Sarasota, and later returned to Ligonier where she was a beautician and licensed practical nurse. She owned and operated the Orchid Beauty Shop in Ligonier and shops in Albion and Avilla. She was a member of St. Patrickís Catholic Church, Ligonier. Surviving are two daughters, Helen VanAman Harper and Mrs. Marion (Nina) Rohm, both of Cromwell; a son, Jack, Pinellas Park, Fla.; a sister, Pauline Van Coppenale of Sylvania, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Services Tuesday in St. Patrickís Catholic Church, Ligonier. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 4-1-1988
Jennings Nancy A, 79, mother of the Rev. Charles H. Jennings, pastor of the Albion Methodist Church, died Wednesday at the pastorís home in Albion. She resided at 1335 Huestis Ave., Fort Wayne. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born Feb. 12, 1861, in Polk Twp, Huntington County. She was a member of Waynedale Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Garl of Aboite Twp, Allen County, and the pastor; a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Muncey of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank Charles of Marion, and Jacob Charles of Banquo. Funeral Saturday at the funeral home. Burial, Roanoke IOOF Cemetery. + 11-?-1940
Jennings Ned C, 53, a native of Rome City, died in Hammond of heart trouble on Tuesday. Surviving are a widow; two daughters; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Cobbs, Mrs. Zoe Weikart, and Mrs. Florence Hanes, all of Rome City. Funeral will be held from the Hanes home today. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1936
Jennings Ruth Rider, 80, former Kendallville resident, died recently in her Detroit, Mich. home. Surviving are her husband, Francis; a daughter, Chestine Boils, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Lawrence Haun, Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Augusta Shannon, Rome City; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be Thursday at Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Jennings Sarah Jane, 52, a native of Avilla and a resident of R. 2, Kendallville the past 25 years, died Friday at McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 25, 1911, a daughter of John and Charlotte Hanlon. Survivors include the husband, Theodore; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Means, Auburn; two sons, Harold and Jack, both of Kendallville; five sisters, Mrs. Nancy Wiseman of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Elizabeth Weeks of Avilla, Mrs. Dora Thompson of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Edith Schermerhorn of LaGrange and Mrs. Myrtle Miller of Mansfield, Ohio; a brother, Frank Hanlon, Mishawaka, and two grandchildren. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 11-21-1963
Jennings Theodore R "Ted", 79, R. 4, Kendallville, died Nov. 8 at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1905 in Hillsdale County, Mich., the son of Frank and Bertha (Cobb) Jennings. He married Sarah Hanlon in Kendallville in 1925. His wife preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1963. One son also preceded him in death. A retired Kendallville Foundry employee, he was a member of the Kendallville Eagles. Surviving are one daughter, Donna Caudell, Ricetown, Ky.; two sons, Harold of Kendallville and Jack of Avilla; one half-sister, Mable Stinz of Wakeman, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 11-15-1984 + 11-8-1984
Jennings William "Jess", 78, of Rio Rancho, N.M. died there Saturday. Born in Kendallville Dec. 6, 1906, he was the son of Howard and Ella (Sager) Jennings. He was a retired school custodian. Surviving are his wife, the former Madeline Aninch; two sons; a sister, Edna Lundy of Albion; and two grandsons. A daughter preceded him in death. Burial in Santa Fe Veterans Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M. + 1-5-1985
Jensen Jeremiah D, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Jensen of Huntertown, was stillborn Nov. 18 in Parkview Hospital. Other survivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Einer Jensen of Huntertown, Wesley Meshberger of Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell of Fort Wayne. Graveside services Nov. 19 in Huntertown Cemetery. + 11-18-1977
Jensen Ruth, 68, died at Goshen Hospital today. The R. 1 resident was ill with cancer a year. She was born Oct. 16, 1905 to Albert and Grace (Weaver) Harper in Elkhart County. A lifetime resident of the Ligonier area, she married Latone Jensen, who died in 1957. She was a retired teacher and a member of Richville United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Lloyd, Ligonier, and John, Flossmore, Ill. Funeral at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier, Thursday with burial at Hires Cemetery west of Ligonier. + 7-?-1974
Jeremy Fred A was born March 24, 1894 and died Aug. 29, 1965. Services from Grace Lutheran Church Sept. 1, 1965. Burial, Union Cemetery, Elmore, Ohio. + 8-29-1965
Jerles Etha D, 87, of R. 4, Albion, died today at Whitley County Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1897 in Tenn., the daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Stephensen) Watson. On Dec. 23, 1922 in Fort Wayne she married Frank Jerles, who died in 1979. She moved from Wolcottville to the Albion area in 1968 and was a member of American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary, Kendallville. Surviving are a daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Carolyn) Bair of Albion; two sisters, Alice Templin, Indianapolis, and Cora Mae Rupright, Fort Wayne; one grandchild; and five great-grandchildren. Services Friday at the Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-24-1984
Jerles Frank H, 83, R. 2, Albion, died Sept. 13 in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 3, 1895 in Ligonier, he was the son of William and Martha (Heck) Jerles. He married Etha Watson Dec. 23, 1922 in Fort Wayne. He moved back to Noble County 11 years ago from LaGrange County. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of the American Legion in Churubusco and Veterans of WW I in Kendallville. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Cecil "Zeke" (Carolyn) Bair of R. 4, Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Miller of Grants Pass, Ore., and Florence Nelson of Ocean Park, Wash.; a grandchild; and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Jerles Martha E, 65, widow of the late William Jerles, former resident of Albion, died at the home of her son, Frank, in York Twp near Albion Feb. 20. She was a practical nurse and was employed on a case in Ligonier when she became ill. She is survived by two sons, Frank of York Twp, Karl of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Gifford Nelson of Chicago, Mrs. Fred Finley, and Mrs. George Miller of Kelso, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. James Chilcote of Albion, and Mrs. Ray Potter of Fort Wayne; several grandchildren. Funeral at St. Markís Lutheran Church in Albion Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1939
Jerraid Celestawas born Oct. 30, 1877 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Isaac and Amelia Treesh. She died June 22, 1936. She married Stephen Jerraid Feb. 24, 1896. They had ten children, one, Goldie, dying in infancy. The surviving are Mrs. Martin Maginnity, Thompsonville, Mich., Mrs. Oliver Radcliffe, Wolf Lake, John, Berrien Springs, Mich., Mrs. Roy Hinman, Mrs. James Hinman, and Mrs. Ralph Fry, Wolf Lake, Orland, Albion, Mrs. Earl Busz, Albion, and Ervin at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Lane of New York, and Mrs. Bertha Korp of Plymouth, Ind.; one brother, Henry, of Plymouth; 26 grandchildren survive. Funeral at the Adventist Church in Wolf Lake Thursday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 6-?-1936
Jerraid Daniel, 85, was found dead in bed at the Noble County Farm last Wednesday, death due to senility and heart trouble. Funeral Friday at Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1934
Jerraid Ervin R, 53, a resident of Big Lake, died March 14, 1965 at Whitley County Hospital. He submitted to surgery last Friday. He was born Jan. 18, 1912 in Noble County, the son of Stephen and Celesta Treesh Jerraid, natives of Noble County and both deceased. He had been afflicted for several years with a crippling arthritis and spent much of his last years in a wheel chair. He moved to the Big Lake community in 1939. Surviving are a brother, Ivo of Berrien Springs, Mich.; six sisters, Mrs. Edna Maginity of Thompsonville, Mich., Mrs. Loda Radcliffe and Mrs. Ralph Fry, both of Big Lake, Mrs. Iona Hinman and Mrs. Pearl Hinman, both of Fremont, and Mrs. Audrey Schrock of Bristol. Funeral Wednesday at a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1965
Jerraid Henry, 87, was found dead in his bed yesterday at the residence of his son, Daniel, 2 miles northeast of Wolf Lake. He was the grandfather of Mrs. J. F. Dull of this city. His funeral will take place at Wolf Lake Saturday. ^ 1-27-1893
Jerraid Henry C, 83, died last Thursday at the Noble County infirmary. Funeral Saturday from the Wolf Lake Adventist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. Two sons in Mishawaka survive. + 9-?-1936
Jerraid Mary Catherine (Hile) was born Oct. 13, 1837 and died at her home near Wolf Lake Nov. 2, 1914. She was the second of a family of 15 children, of which 4 remain. She was born in Pa. When she was 9 years of age the family moved to Indiana and settled in Noble County, residing for a time in Green Twp and later moving to Noble Twp. On Feb. 7, 1857 she married William Jerraid who died July 6, 1901. They had 9 children, 2 of whom died in infancy, and Allie, wife of Charles Lewis, who died Feb. 17, 1902. She lived on the same York Twp farm 47 years. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Wolf Lake. She leaves to mourn 5 daughters, Mrs. Anna Deaton and Mrs. Della Scarlett of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Mary Erdly and Mrs. Hattie Waters of Wolf Lake, and Francis, whereabouts unknown; and one son, Stephen; 3 brothers, Lucius and Abijah; and one sister, Susan Huff; 20 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral at the Wolf Lake Baptist Church Thursday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. Albion New Era 11-11-1914
Jerraid Orland C was born Nov. 21, 1914 and died June 8, 1951. Services at Christian Chapel June 10. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1951
Jerraid Stephen M, about 83, a resident of the Wolf Lake community most of his life, died April 18, 1954 at his home at Big Lake following a stroke of apoplexy. Surviving are two sons, Ivo, Niles, Mich., and Ervin at home; six daughters, Mrs. James Hinman and Mrs. Roy Hinman of Fremont, Mrs. Oliver Radcliffe and Mrs. Edna Maginity, Thompsonville, Mich.; 33 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Dull, Richmond, and Mrs. Del Hensley, Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday at Wolf Lake Adventist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1954
Jesse Edward A, 65, died Sunday in Reid Hospital in Richmond. He was born Feb. 2, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Rev. Richard and Marion (Staats) Jesse. A retired bookkeeper, he was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Surviving is a sister, Marjorie Jesse of Yoder. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred. Private graveside services Tuesday in Lake View Cemetery. + 1-2-1998
Jesse Kathryn L Valenti, 94, formerly of Kendallville and more recently of Huntsburg, Ohio, died  Oct. 5, 2013, at Blossum Hill Care Center in Huntsburg, Ohio. She was owner and operator of the Elite Beauty Shop in Kendallville from 1958-mid 1970s.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Kendallville. She graduated from Defiance High School in 1938 and attended Defiance College and Warnerís Beauty School. She was born near Defiance, Ohio, on June 4, 1919, to Guy L. and Nella Ruth (Haynes) Babinger. She first married John E. Valenti in 1942 and he died in 1977. She later married Okla E. Jesse in 1992 and he died March 17, 1996. Surviving are a son John Valenti Jr. of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Anita and Curtis May of Chardon, Ohio and Madonna and Dave Halderman of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Marsha Watson of Fort Wayne and Ilah Rondot of Churubusco. Funeral, Wednesday at First Christian Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery.^ 10-8-2013
Jesse Margaret W, 56, died Monday in Regency Place Nursing Home. A native of Kendallville, she had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne and had been a secretary many years for Special Education of Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surviving are a daughter, Julie A. of Jeffersonville; a son, Gary L. at home; four sisters, Evelyn Young of Topeka, Armetta Brown of Fort Wayne, Genevieve Hasselman of Kendallville, and Metta Jean Jacquay of New Haven; three brothers, Gladwin "Bud" Parr of Auburn, Fay E. Parr of Kendallville, and Burdette Parr of Ashley. Services Thursday in D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 1988
Jesse Richard A died at his home, Meadow Lanes, Sunday. He was born Nov. 15, 1901 in Corder, Mo., the son of Rev. F. W. C. Jesse and Anna Rugan. He was married June 16, 1926, in St. Louis to Marion Staats. Surviving are his wife; a son, Edward S., of Richmond; a daughter, Marjorie A. of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Rev. Albert Jesse of Austin, Tex. Funeral Wednesday in St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-24-1972 + 2-?-1972
Jetmore David H, 75, a resident of rural Huntertown, died June 15 at the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born on March 9, 1923 in Eel River Twp, Allen County, a son of Harry E. and Cecelia (Heidrich) Jetmore. He was married in Fort Wayne to Anna A. Laux on Feb. 13, 1945. They moved to their present home near Huntertown over 40 years ago. He was formerly employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne and later worked as a truck driver for Krogerís. He was a plumber at Slater Steels Corporation 24 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco. Surviving are his wife; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Gerald Ternet of Fort Wayne, Patricia and Randy King and Mariane and John Gordon of Avilla, Carol and Sol Wilson of Muncie, and Odelia Jetmore and Stan Searles of Huntertown; 6 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, David L. and Cheri, Timothy and Debbie, and Haney E. Jetmore of Richmond, Robert L. and Rhonda of Sedalia, Mo., Joseph A. of Roanoke, and Jeffrey A. and Norma of Auburn; a sister, Ethel Driver of Roanoke; and a brother, Walter of Churubusco; 32 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles and Robert; and 2 sisters, Betty Jetmore and Bonnie Ridenour. Funeral Thursday in St. John Bosco Church. Burial, St. Patrickís Cemetery, Arcola. ~ 6-18-1998
Jetmore Jasper, 82, was born in Harwood, Mo. July 21, 1893 to Joseph and Anna Plummer Jetmore. He married Myrtle Kirk in 1911 and they lived in the Churubusco community. She died in 1936. In 1940 he married Leota Lobdell and they lived most of their married life around LaOtto. She died in 1971. He was a former member of the United Brethren Church in Churubusco. He died Saturday at the Sacred Heart Home. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Beulah) Bolinger, Avilla, and Mrs. Henry (Ruth) Shoda, Churubusco; one son, Henry, Huntington; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, William Lobdell, Angola, and Francis Lobdell, Fort Wayne; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Carrie Boothby, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Rinker, Marion. Services today at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 12-18-1975 + 12-?-1975
Jetmore Leota B, 68, died Wednesday at the Garrett Hospital. She was born Aug. 2, 1903, in Whitley County to Lewis F. and Clara Mae (Johnston) Miller. In 1922 she married Wallace S. Lobdell and they made their home in LaOtto. He died in 1939 and in 1944 she married Jasper N. Jetmore. They first lived on a farm south of Huntington, then moved to LaOtto. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto, and its Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are the husband; two sons, William D. Lobdell of Angola and Francis E. Lobdell of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Mae Boothby in Ohio and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Rinker of Marion; one stepson, Henry Jetmore of Huntington; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Henry (Ruth) Shoda of Churubusco and Mrs. Paul (Beulah) Bolinger of Avilla; 27 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother, Cecil R. Miller of Glendale, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kugler of Churubusco, Mrs. Ruth Jetmore of Huntington and Mrs. Frances Lyons of Fort Wayne. Services today at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 9-9-1971 + 9-?-1971
Jetmore Levi, 69 years and 5 months, died at his Smith Twp home Christmas day from the effect of a stroke of paralysis. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Rosella; sons, Jefferson of Butler and William at home; 3 brothers, Joseph of Churubusco, Thomas of Huntertown and John of Sidney; and a sister, Sarah of Pierceton. He was born in Wabash County July 25, 1864. He worked for A. A. Jones when the latter was in coal business here. * 12-28-1933
Jett Floyd, 74, R. 1, Wawaka, died today at the Lutheran Home of a coronary. He was born Jan. 18, 1902 to Lafayette and Myrtle (Miller) Jett. He lived 58 years in the Ligonier and Wawaka area. He married Ruth Frick Oct. 22, 1925 in Goshen. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife; a son, Ross, R. 1, Wawaka; a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Lou) Zimmerman, Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1976
Jett Frances Pauline, 72, died at Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Ligonier, on Saturday. She was born May 25, 1917 in Shenandoah County, Va. and was formerly employed by Essex Wire Co. in Ligonier and Topeka and was a member of AUW. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Catherine Bradshaw of Arlington, Va., and a son, Raymond, of Gainesville, Va. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-28-1990
Jett Ross Edward, 77, died Sept. 29, 2009 at his Wawaka home. He was the owner of Jett Realty and the current Elkhart Twp trustee. He served on the Noble County Council 1978-1987 and was a past member of the Indiana State County Fair Association. A 1950 graduate of Wawaka High School, he served with the U.S. Army Military Police at Fort Knox. He was born April 20, 1932 to Floyd and Ruth (Frick) Jett. On June 29, 1952 he married Sheila Chapman. Surviving re his wife; 3 children, Roger and Cheryl Jett of Ligonier, Kathy Jett of Ithaca, N.Y., and Linda and David Dirig of Albion; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Funeral Friday at Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 10-2-2009
Jett Ruth G, 88, died Feb. 12, 1995 in her Wawaka residence. She was born July 7, 1906 in Elkhart Twp to Ed and Mollie (King) Frick. She married Floyd Jett Oct. 22, 1925 in Goshen. He died in 1976. She was a member of Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Surviving are a son, Ross of Wawaka; a daughter, Mary Lou Zimmerman of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mary Kendall of Wawaka; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 half-brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-12-1995
Jimenez Antonio G, 88, of Kendallville, died December 7, 2013, at home. He was born in Brownsville, Texas, on August 10, 1925, to Manuel G. and Victoria M. (Gonzalez) Jimenez. He married Margarita Marquez in 1945 in Brownsville, Texas, and she died August 16, 2002. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a recipient of two Purple Heart medals for injuries sustained in battle on two separate occasions. He was a member of the American Legion Post #86 and the VFW Post #2749, both in Kendallville. He retired from Newnam Foundry in 1990 after 15 years of service and he also worked at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville. Survivors include 7 daughters, Dolores Hatfield of Warsaw, Olga and Jose Hernandez of Kendallville, Mary Jimenez of Kendallville, Minerva and Bobby Baldridge of Claypool, Indiana, DD and Bill Nartker of Kendallville, Patty and Doug Terry of Kendallville, Brenda Jimenez of Garrett; 2 sons, Anthony Jimenez of near Angola, Indiana, and Armando Jimenez of Kendallville; 28 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his son, Larry ďMayoĒ Jimenez, who died on February 13, 2013; and granddaughters, Jennifer Hernandez, who died in 1990, Kathy Lynn Sparkman and Dusty Gose. Funeral, December 11, 2013, at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Military honors, by the honor guard members of the Kendallville VFW Post #2749, Rome City American Legion Post #381 and active duty troops from the U.S. Army. ^ 12-10-2013
Jimenez Manuel G, 77, Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Santa Rosa, Mexico, April 1, 1901, he was the son of Antonio and Favela (Garcia) Jimenez. He married Marie H. Gonzales Sept. 18, 1924 in Brownsville, Texas. She preceded him in death. He became a U. S. citizen in 1961 and has been a Kendallville resident since Dec. 1977, coming from Brownsville. He was a retired commercial fisherman. Survivors are one son, Antonio, Kendallville; 10 grandchildren, Mrs. Jose (Olga) Hernandez, Mrs. Mary Gose, Mrs. DeeDee McClelland, Mrs. Doug (Patty) Terry, Brenda, Tony Jr., Larry and Armando Jimenez of Kendallville, Mrs. Bobbie (Mineva) Baldridge and Mrs. Dolores Hatfield of Warsaw; and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1978
Jimenez Margarita D, 78, Kendallville, died August 16, 2002 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a housewife and member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 86 and Eagles Lodge 985 Ladies Auxiliary, Moose Lodge 1301 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW 2749. She was born June 10, 1924 in Brownsville, Texas to Octavio and Felicetis (Duenes) Marques. She married Antonio Jimenez in Brownsville in 1945. Surviving are her husband; 7 daughters and 5 sons-in-law, Dolores Hatfield, Olga and Joe Hernandez, Mary Jimenez, Minnie and Bobby Baldridge, Ded and Bill Nartker, Patty and Doug Terry, and Brenda and Jimmy Agee II; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Tony Jr. and Linda Jimenez, Larry and Bertha Jimenez, and Armando Jimenez; one sister, Lupe Soto of Brownsville; 38 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren. Services at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-29-2002

Noble Notes: Travel is broadening, but not nearly as much as cake and ice cream.