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Kibbey Leon Wayne, 77, Rome City, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Brownsburg, Aug. 2, 1910, the son of Lee and Hazel (Brown) Kibbey. On July 23, 1971 in Kendallville he married Merle Sweet. He moved from Lebanon to Rome City 19 years ago and was retired from Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc., Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mary Jane; and his stepmother, Avis. Services Thursday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 7-25-1988
Kibbey Lois M, 56, Rome City, was pronounced dead at the scene of a 2-car collision today at the intersection of U. S. 20 and LaGrange County Rd 200E two miles east of LaGrange. Headed north on the county road, she apparently failed to stop for the highway. + 6-?-1970
Kiblinger Frances died at the home of her twin brother, F. P. Kiblinger of Albion, Jan. 23, aged 76 years, 3 months and 4 days. She was born in Montgomery County, Ohio Oct. 19, 1832 and in early infancy came to Indiana with her parents, John and Sarah Kiblinger, who settled on a farm west of Benton, Elkhart County. She was one of a family of 10 children, only 2 of whom survive her - a brother, F. B., and a sister Julia A., wife of J. M. Denny, both of this city. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery Jan. 26. 2-3-1909
Kiblinger Franklin P, a pioneer resident of Albion and a Civil War veteran, died of apoplexy at his home on N. Liberty St. Saturday, aged 86 years and 6 months. He was a member of Co. A, 11th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served his country three years - 1861 to 1864 - and became a citizen of Albion about that time. Surviving are a number of nieces, among whom are Mrs. G. M. Kinney who with her husband resided with him, Miss Ella Prentiss of Aurora, Ill., Mrs. H. H. Klemm of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Roland Gants of Cromwell; and one nephew, Harry Prentiss of Fort Wayne. He was bereft of his wife six years ago. Funeral Monday at the M. E. Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1922
Kiblinger Ira was born March 23, 1849 and died Feb. 19, 1908, 69y10m26d.  He is survived by 2 daughters, Maude of Albion, and Mrs. Roland Gants of Cromwell, one grandson, one brother, F. P. Kiblinger of Albion, 2 sisters, Mrs. J. W. Denny of Albion and Miss Nellie Kiblinger of Elkhart.  Funeral at the Methodist Episcopal church Friday.  Military Honors.  + 2-19-1908
Kichler Gertrude C, 89, former Albion area resident, died Sept. 27, 2005 at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and Albion D.A.V. Auxiliary. She was born Aug. 5, 1916 in Philadelphia to William R. and Janie (Timmons) McCabe. On April 30, 1938 in Snow Hill, Md., she married Tony Kichler. He died Feb. 24, 1993. Surviving are 2 sisters-in-law, Marian McCabe of Millsboro, Del., and Dora Smith of Columbia City. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shara Beth in 1957; a son, William Jacob in 1968; a sister, Alma Mayne; and a brother, Bill McCabe. Services Friday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 9-28-2005
Kichler Hettie E, about 71, (b. 1-10-1880) died at Merriam Jan. 4, 1952. She had resided at Merriam for 40 years. She is survived by her husband, Jacob; a son, Tony of Albion; five daughters, Mrs. Chester Keister and Mrs. Wayne Mayfield of Albion, Mrs. Ernest McNeal of Churubusco, Mrs. A. E. Rensch of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Lewis Smith of Columbia City; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1952
Kichler John Jacob, about 84, of Merriam, died Feb. 3, 1957 in the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. He was born in Lafayette but had resided in Noble County since boyhood. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege. Surviving are one son, Tony of Albion; five daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Keister, Mrs. Cleo Rensch and Mrs. Dorothy Mayfield of Albion, Mrs. Mable McNeal of Churubusco, and Mrs. Dora (Dick) Smith of Columbia City; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. His wife, Hettie, died in 1952. Funeral Wednesday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1957
Kichler Shari Beth, seven-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony M. Kichler of Merriam, died Wednesday, ?? 12, 1958 in the Whitley County Hospital. She was born June 5, 1950 in Kendallville. Her mother is the former Gertrude McCabe. Surviving are the parents; a brother, William Jacob at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William R. McCabe of Dagsboro, Del., and Mrs. John A. Timmons, also of Dagsboro. Funeral Saturday in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1958
Kichler Tony M, 86, died Feb. 24, 1993 at the VA Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 6, 1906 in Noble County, a son of Jacob and Hettie Rapp Kichler. He received a medical discharge in 1939 from the U.S. Navy and re-enlisted in the U.S. Army at the start of WW II, for a total of 15 years in the military service. He was a cabinet maker for the former Wolf Lake Lumber Co., retiring in 1966 due to ill health. He married Gertrude McCabe in Snow Mill, Md. on March 30, 1938. He was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246, Merriam Christian Chapel and National Disabled Veterans. Surviving are his wife and a sister, Dora Smith of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shara Beth in 1958; a son, William Jacob in 1968; and 4 sisters, Sylvia Keister, Mable McNeal, Cleo Rensch and Dorothy Mayfield. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery, with military rites by Albion American Legion Post. + 2-24-1993
Kidd Annabelle, 81, died Feb. 10, 2002 at Kingston of Ligonier. She was an antique dealer and owned the Mad Hatter Antique Store in Ligonier. She was a member of OES and Pi Beta Phi sorority. She earned a bachelor's degree in social science and Spanish from Millikin University in 1942. She was born July 12, 1920 in Decatur, Ill. to Charles and Ethel (Birks) Kunz. On March 20, 1942 in Decatur she married Robert W. Kidd. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Charles and Christopher of Ligonier and John of Las Vegas; 3 daughters, Deborah Knepp of Ligonier, Julia Fenner of Naperville, Ill., and Jan Boeglin of Bonita Springs, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-11-2002
Kidd Calvin Wert was born Sept. 7, 1880, the son of William and Mary Kidd, in Wayne County, Ind., and died at Albion Oct. 30, 1927. He was aged 47 years, one month and 23 days. From Wayne County, he moved with his parents to Delaware County near Muncie where his boyhood days were spent. He was married to Grace Guthrie in 1899, and in 1902 they moved to Albion where they have since resided. Preceding him in death were his father and mother, one brother, two sisters and two children, Erma and Kenneth. Surviving are the widow and three children, Zelma, Zelda and Kenton; three sisters and one brothers, Mrs. Lona Sherwood, Mrs. Ella Eller, Mrs. Cora Jones and Loran L. Kidd. Politically he was a Republican and for years had assumed a highly important part in the council of that organization. + 10-?-1927
Kidd George W, 86, died Saturday in Fountainview Nursing Home, Goshen. Born Oct. 25, 1894 in Chicago, he was the son of Albert and Inez (Davis) Kidd. On Sept. 19, 1918 in Chicago he married Grace Janes, who died Sept. 3, 1975. He moved from Chicago to Ligonier 30 years ago and was a food manufacturer associated with Kidd & Co. of Ligonier. Surviving are a son, Robert of Ligonier; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1981
Kidd Grace J, 83, Ligonier, died Tuesday at Goshen General Hospital following a coronary attack at her home a week prior. She was born July 15, 1892 in Chicago to George and Carrie (Kelley) Janes. She married George W. Kidd Sept. 19, 1918 in Chicago. They lived in Chicago until a move 25 years ago to Ligonier. The family owns and operates the Kidd Food Products, Inc. She was a member of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church and the Ligonier Study Club. Survivors include her husband; a son, Robert, R. 1, Ligonier; and a brother, Harold of Ligonier; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1975
Kidd Grace M, about 83, (b. 7-21-1881) died at her home in Albion July 6, 1965. She was a native of Noble County and the widow of Calvin W. Kidd. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Zelma Lemaster and Mrs. Marjorie Keister, both of Albion; and one son, Kenton of Chicago; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral July 6 in Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1965
Kidd Kenton Moreland, 91, died May 22, 1995 in St. Matthew Lutheran Home in Park Ridge, Ill. He was born Aug. 30, 1903 in Noble County to Calvin and Grace (Guthrie) Kidd. He married Lela Brill. He was a teacher and principal in the Noble County area before working for Illinois Bell for many years. He was a former member of Albion Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Jack of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; a daughter, Marilyn Anderson of Park Ridge; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters. Graveside services May 25 in Cosperville Cemetery. + 5-22-1995
Kidd Lela D, 88, died Monday in St. Matthew Lutheran Home in Park Ridge, Ill. She was born April 21, 1907 in Wawaka to Walter and Sarah (Frick) Brill. She married Kenton Kidd and he died May 22. She had been a teacher in the Wawaka and Ligonier schools before moving to Michigan. Surviving are a son, Jack of Glen Ellen, Ill.; a daughter, Marilyn Andersen of Park Ridge; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and one sister. Graveside services at Cosperville Cemetery Saturday. + 9-18-1995
Kidd Melissa F, 32, of Avilla, died December 10, 2000 in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. She was born July 6, 1968 in Elizabethtown, Ky., to Ernest and Cassie (Colwell) McIntosh. She married William Kidd on May 31, 1986 in Yerkes, Ky. He survives with 2 daughters, Paula McIntosh and Sharon Kidd of Avilla; 2 sons, Gary and William of Avilla; a brother, Sherman McIntosh of Krypton, Ky.; 2 sisters, Dobbie Hurst of Kendallville and Vickie Herald of Yerkes, Ky. Services at the church. Burial, Trinity Cemetery, rural Hudson. ~ 12-21-2000
Kidd Robert W, 84, died Sept. 19, 2004 in Naples, Fla. He was president and chairman of the board of Kidd & Co. in Ligonier. Under his direction the marshmallow company grew from 15 to 450 employees. He was a member of West Noble American Legion, Ligonier Elks and Rotary clubs and Ligonier United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was born May 23, 1920 in Chicago to George W. and Grace (Janes) Kidd. In 1943 in Decatur, Ill., he married Annabelle Kunz. She preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Chloe of Ligonier, John and Christine of Las Vegas, and Christopher and Angie of Ligonier; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Greg Knepp of Ligonier, Julia and Kevin Fenner of Naperville, Ill., and Jan and Jim Boeglin of Bonita Springs, Fla.; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 9-21-2004
Kidwell Mabel P, 75, Albion, died Monday in Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City. She was born March 26, 1901 in Paulding, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fair. She was a lifetime area resident and a member of Wolcottville Church of God. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris L. Hart, R. 1, Albion, and Adda J. Weber, 816 E. Main St., Albion; two sons, Robert M. and Dick Brown , both of Toledo, Ohio; one half-sister; two half-brothers; 28 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 4-20-1976
Kiebel Francis "Bud", 57, of New Haven, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in DeKalb County Jan. 10, 1930, the son of Otto and Cecilia (Gabet) Kiebel. On Oct. 3, 1953 he married Marcie Kreig. A Kendallville High School graduate, he moved to New Haven 15 years ago from Elkhart. He had been a manager for 22 years for Kroger Co., serving the Kendallville and New Haven stores. He was currently maintenance supervisor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, of which he was a member, and School. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. On June 11, 1983 he was ordained a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. He was a third degree K of C member and New Haven Lions Club member. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Paula Coil of Houston, Texas; Margaret Anderson of New Haven; Barbara, Fort Wayne, and Mary at home; a son, Michael F. of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; two sisters, Marilynn Breyan, Cherry Hill, N.J.; and Rose Marie, Kendallville; and four grandchildren. Services Tuesday in St. John the Baptist Church, New Haven. Burial, church cemetery. + 4-11-1987
Kiebel Otto, 75, died at the Lakeside Hospital Thursday following an operation last week. Born in Germany, he was married to Wilhelmina Wenzel in 1887, and in 1892 came to Noble County. She died four years ago and since then he has made his home with his son, Edward of Kendallville. Surviving are three sons, Otto Jr., and Edward of Kendallville, and Albert of Osborne, O.; and one daughter, Mrs. Walter Kaiser of Kendallville. Funeral Saturday at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1936
Kiebel Otto E, 91, died Jan. 1 at Sacred Heart Home. He was born Jan. 4, 1893 in Noble County, the son of Otto F. and Wilhelmina (Menzel) Kiebel. He married Cecilia K. Gabet Aug. 6, 1924 in Kendallville. She died Feb. 9, 1960. He was a lifetime Kendallville resident and was a 22 year employee of McCray Refrigeration, retiring in 1960. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. Surviving are two daughters, Rose Marie, Kendallville, and Marilynn J. Breyan of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a son, Francis A. "Bud" of New Haven; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. John the Baptist Cemetery, New Haven. ~ 1-10-1985 + 1-1-1985
Kief Arthur Leroy, 86, Ligonier, died today at Luckey Memorial Nursing Home, Wolf Lake. He was born Nov. 29, 1886 in Waterloo to Jerry and May (Long) Kief. In 1910 he married Hester Beckner. She died in 1917. He married Marie Brunner in 1921. She died in 1943. He was a retired painter and a member of the English Lutheran Church. Previously a South Bend resident, he had lived in the Ligonier area 35 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Phoebus, Goshen; three sons, Bernard and James of Ligonier, and Darold of Auburn; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1974
Kief Barbara A, 72, of Glenwood, Ark., and formerly of Ligonier, died Dec. 19, 2011. She was born on May 6, 1939, to Chester and Ethel (Reed) Staton in Noble County. She married James Kief on June 27, 1964. He died in April of 2001. She retired from Silgan Plastics in 2002 after 44 years of service as a dispatcher. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Danita) Johnson of Glenwood, Ark. and Kellie (Jeffrey) Terry of Kendallville; 5 grandsons, J.J. (Lindsay), Jeremy, Jordan, Jared, Jed Johnson; 2 great-granddaughters, Madison and Kensie; and one brother, Olin “Gene” (Margaret) Staton of Fairfield Bay, Ark. She was preceded in death by one son, Jon Kief; 2 brothers, John and Robert Staton; and one sister, Donnabelle Hill. Funeral Friday at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-21-2011
Kief Bernard L, 84, died Wednesday in Oak Leaf Village, Ligonier. He was born in Elkhart Nov. 22, 1912 to Arthur and Hester (Beckner) Kief. He married Helen Wirick and she died in 1975. He then married Dorothy Nelson, who died in 1993. He was superintendent for the Kidd Marshmallow plant. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ligonier and Ligonier Eagles Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Bush of Kimmell; 3 stepsons; 2 brothers, James of Ligonier and Darold of Auburn; a sister, Betty Snider of Goshen; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-2-1997
Kief Dorothy Ann, 77, died Thursday in Ligonier Health Facility. Born Sept. 17, 1915 in Hornbeak, Tenn., she was the daughter of George and Stella (Cook) Himes. On Feb. 12, 1932 she married Lester Nelson, who died in 1972. On June 26, 1976 she married Bernard Kief. She was a former factory worker at North Webster Products and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ligonier and North Webster American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Sharon Key of Indianapolis; 3 sons, Donald Nelson of Broaddus, Texas, Larry Nelson of Universal City, Texas, and Robert Nelson of Cromwell; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-18-1993
Kief Helen E, 59, was born April 10, 1916 in Albion to Thomas and Laurel (Heltzel) Wirick. She resided at R. 1, Ligonier and died in Goshen General Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Bernard; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Bush, Ligonier; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kline, South Milford, Mrs. Ruth Reinoehl, Avilla, and Mrs. Ruby Shaffer, Muncie; three brothers, Alvin, Fort Wayne, Melvin, Kendallville, and Robert, Kimmell. Services June 13 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 6-19-1975
Kief James E, 71, of Ligonier, died April 20, 2001 in his home. He was an electrician at the Rockwood Corporation and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post. He was born Jan. 18, 1930 in South Bend to Arthur and Hester (Beckner) Kief. On June 27, 1964 he married Barbara Staton in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Jon Kief of Columbia City and Joe Johnson of Syracuse; a daughter, Kellie Kief of Ligonier; a brother, Darold of Auburn; a sister, Betty Snider of Elkhart; and 5 grandchildren, J.J., Jeremy, Jordan, Jared and Jed. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard. Services Monday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery with military graveside services. ^ 4-21-2001
Kief Jon Adam, 40, died Nov. 24, 2001 at Little Indian Lake in Whitley County where he drowned as a result of a boat capsizing. He worked for Bailey Construction. He was born June 11, 1961 in Goshen to James and Barbara (Staton) Kief. His father preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother in Ligonier; a sister, Kellie Terry of Kendallville; a brother, Joe Johnson of Ligonier. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-26-2001
Kief Linda Lou, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darold Kief of west of Ligonier, died May 15, 1951 at the LaGrange County Hospital from third degree burns she received when she fell into a bucket of hot water her mother had prepared for mopping a floor. She is survived by one brother and one sister; her grandfathers and great-grandparents. + 5-?-1951
Kiefer Eunice A, 84, of Fort Wayne, and a resident of the Kendallville Lutheran Home the past year died there Monday. She was born in Laurel on Feb. 8, 1904, the daughter of John and Eunice (Lofland) Clark. On Sept. 12, 1953 in Fort Wayne, she married Oscar R. Kiefer, who died Dec. 31, 1961. She had been employed by Perfection Biscuit Co. in Fort Wayne for several years and for 8 years at Lutheran Hospital. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Evelyn Brunner of R. 3, Wolcottville. Services Thursday in the Lutheran Home chapel. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 6-?-1988
Kiefer John George, son of George Phillip and Eva Mariah Radel Kifer, was born May 24, 1815 in Longchannel, Bavaria, Germany. At the age of 4 he with his parents emigrated to America and settled in Lebanon County, Penn., and resided there until 1835. They then moved to Richland County, O. At the age of 24 he married Mary Magdaline Sower on April 14, 1839. They had 3 children, one of whom died in infancy. In 1853 he with his family moved to Noble County and settled on the farm about 4 1/2 miles northwest of Kendallville where he resided to the day of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church organized at the Watkins School House. He died Nov. 18, aged 83 years 5 months and 24 days. He leaves a companion, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, one brother and 7 sisters. He was of a family of 12 children, one sister being near enough to attend the funeral. ^ 11-24-1898
Kiel Catherine S, 84, 403 Grand St., died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1888 in Wolcott and was a 20-year resident of Ligonier, moving from Detroit. Her husband, Leonard, died Aug. 16, 1953. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Only nieces and nephews survive. Funeral Saturday at the church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1972
Kiel Christian H was born in Allen County near Fort Wayne Sept. 3, 1860, and with his parents moved to this county when he was 3 years of age. He married Miss Elizabeth Weichman of Fort Wayne April 16, 1884. They had 3 sons, Albert, Arthur and Walter, who with their mother, Mr. Kiel’s mother who makes her home with the family, and brother Fred are the immediate relatives. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He died May 20 of pneumonia. ^ 5-13-1904
Kiel Karl, 78, R. 4, Albion, died Friday in his home at Upper Long Lake. He was born in Germany on Sept. 1, 1905. He came to the United States at the age of 21, moving to Fort Wayne. He worked for General Electric for 38 years. On March 12, 1932 he was married to Marie Fiedler. They first lived in Fort Wayne and Waynedale. They moved to their present home in 1965. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Churubusco, and the G. E. Quarter Century Club. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Alice) Koester, R. 2, Howe, and Mrs. Elwood (Donna) Tieman, Roanoke, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother are living in Germany. Services Monday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 1-20-1984
Kienzler Lori R, 43, Auburn, died October 13, 2003. She was born December 19, 1959 in Albion to Rudolph and Adele (Lynch) Kienzler. Surviving are her parents in Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, April and David Yarian of Adams Lake; 5 brothers and 4 sisters-in-law, Steve and Rose Kienzler of LaOtto, Brian and Terry Kienzler of Churubusco, Dave and Sharon Kienzler of Columbia City, Tim Kienzler of Albion and Nathan and Jackie Kienzler of Columbia City; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Luan and Joel Peckham of Atwood and Becky and Bill Jacks of Churubusco; and 2 grandchildren, Kortney and Gracey Yarian. She was a quality control worker for Citation Corp. in Albion and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla where services were held. ~ 10-23-2003
Kiesling Robert L "Tony", 71, died May 11, 2007 at his Columbia City home. He was born Oct. 4, 1935 in California, Mo., to Albert and Viola (Stock) Kiesling. He graduated from Columbia City High School and retired from Magnavox with 10 years of service. He married Lecinda M. Miller on June 1, 1957. He was a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church. He retired from the U. S. Air Force on Oct. 31, 1974, after 20 years. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Tracey Carteaux of Fort Wayne and Amanda Kiesling of Columbia City; a sister, Donna Wilburn of Columbia City; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph. Services Tuesday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church with a detail from the U. S. Air Force to present graveside military honors. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 5-13-2007
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, son of Miles and Mary Kiester, aged 2 years 9 months and 9 days, died near Wolf Lake Oct. 20, 1874. Albion New Era 10-29-1874
Kiester Arthur Nicholas, 60, and Pamela Sue, 57, of Albion in Green Twp, died Aug. 20, 2008 at S.R. 40 and S.R. 60 near Jones, Mich., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arthur was born Dec. 1, 1947, in Wolf Lake to Arthur L. and Betty (Brackney) Keister. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1966. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. Pamela was born on June 17, 1951, in Huntington, to Floyd and Waneta (Kennedy) Brown. She graduated from Huntington North High School in 1969, earned her bachelor’s degree from Taylor University in 1973, and received her master’s degree from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. As a young woman, she was employed as an elementary teacher at Wolf Lake Elementary School. Mr. Keister had been employed at BAE Systems in Fort Wayne for 38 years, retiring from there in 2005. The couple were married Feb. 5, 1977, in Merriam. In recent years they operated a small produce farm in Green Township. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jennifer and Michael Lortie of Kimmell, and a son and daughter-in-law, David N. and Lindsay Keister of Wolcottville; Mr. Keister's parents, Arthur L. and Betty Keister of Albion; a twin sister and her husband, Jane and Harold Weaver of Albion; a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Mary Keister of Albion. Mrs. Keister is also survived by her parents, Floyd and Waneta Brown of Warren; a sister, Karen Brown of Roanoke; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Terrill and Teresa Brown of Pierceton and Steve and Jayne Brown of Cortland, Ohio. Joint services Tuesday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 8-22-2008
Kiester Barbara, 76, (Mrs. John) died at her home near Wolf Lake Saturday. Funeral at the home on Tuesday. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. + 4-?-1920 Daughter of George and Hannah Moore, she was born April 26, 1844 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and died at her home near Wolf Lake May 8, 1920. She was one of a family of 8, only one of whom survives, Mrs. Katie McCloughan of Goshen. She joined the Lutheran Church at Salem when she was 16. She married John Kiester March 29, 1886. They had 11 children, Perry, Thomas, George, Levi, Mrs. E. L. Prickett, Mrs. Charles Butts, Mrs. Charles Bender, Mrs. Claud Kimmell, Mrs. Charles Beers, Mrs. C. A. Surfus and Mrs. Melvin Beers. Two preceded her in death - Perry in infancy and Mrs. Charles Bender in November 1917. She was a member of the Christian Church at Stringtown and the Rebekah Lodge at Etna. Funeral May 11 at the home. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. Albion New Era 5-19-1920
Kiester Beverly Grogg, 52, Willoughby, Ohio, died Sunday in Lake County Memorial Hospital, Willoughby as the result of a heart attack. She was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Kendallville. She married George Kiester May 21, 1943. She had been a former beautician in Angola and also in Bryan, Ohio. She had moved to Willoughby 15 months ago. Survivors include her husband; her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Stomm, rural Ashley; a daughter, Mrs. James (Kay) Saneholtz, Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Scherf, Harperwood, Mich., Mrs. Robert (Lousann) Miller, Dearborn, Mich.; three stepsisters, Mrs. Donald (Geraldine) Miller, Big Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Van (Helen) Ransburg, Hudson, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Farver, rural Ashley; and one grandson, Jason Saneholtz. Services Wednesday at Kistler Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial, Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola. + 12-?-1975
Kiester Blanche died last Thursday of erysipelas at her home near Wolf Lake. Survivors include the husband, Lee; two daughters, Eunice and Juanita; her mother, Mrs. James Hindman; four brothers, Will Hindman of Columbia City, and Earl, Lester and Vern Hindman of Wolf Lake; and one sister, Mrs. Wallace Braden of Fort Wayne. + 3-?-1931
Kiester Forrest F, 80, R. 1, Kimmell, died Tuesday in Whitley County Hospital. A retired farmer, he was born on Nov. 19, 1889 in Washington Twp to George and Frances (Earll) Kiester. On April 4, 1942 he married Lena Barton in Millersburg. Surviving are his wife; a son, F. Hal, R. 1, Kimmell; a daughter, Mrs. Janet L. Wise, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Brenner, Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Thelma Twaits, Albion; and six grandchildren. Services Thursday at Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. + 9-?-1970
Kiester George C, about 91, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died Sept. 19, 1952 at the home of his son, Forrest, three miles west of Wolf Lake. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harry Benner of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Harry Ball of Millersburg, and Mrs. Rollie Twaits of east of Wolf Lake; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral was Sunday at the home of the son. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. + 9-?-1952
Kiester George G, 75, (b. 8-16-1876 - d. 10-31-1950) who lived alone here, was found dead November 2, in his home. He apparently had died Tuesday night before, following a heart attack. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge. Surviving are four sons, William of Detroit, Ralph of Cleveland, George of Fort Wayne, and John of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ethan Stangland of Albion, and Mrs. Harold Boles of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Lee and Thomas, both Kimmell; five sisters, Mrs. Claude Kimmell, Mrs. Charles Beers, and Mrs. Charles Butts of Kimmell, Mrs. Anna Prickett of Albion, and Mrs. Carl Surfus of Wawaka. Services November 4 at EUB Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1950
Kiester John R, 44, died Monday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in LaGrange Dec. 27, 1953 to Roger N. and Edith (Brundige) Kiester. On June 9, 1997 he married Sarah E. (Johnson) Adams. A former York Twp trustee, he had worked for Dana Corp. in Syracuse for 15 years and was a board trustee of UAW Local 1405. He was a member of Good News Church in Churubusco. Surviving are his mother in Syracuse; his father in Kimmell; his wife; 3 daughters, Heather of Albion, and Emily and Abigail at home; 3 stepchildren; a half-sister, Pam Kiester of Goshen; a half-brother, Todd Kiester of Elkhart; and one step-grandchild. Funeral Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-15-1998
Kiester John T, (b. 9-23-1874) lifetime resident and retired farmer of Washington Twp, died at his home March 2, 1964. Surviving are the widow, Nona; three sons, Merle, Neil and Max, all of near Kimmell; two daughters, Mrs. Nita Martin of Columbia City, and Mrs. Earl Ott of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Claude Kimmell; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Service this afternoon at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 3-?-1964
Kiester Leah, 86, R. 1, Kimmell, died Aug. 27, 1983 at Columbia City Nursing Home. She was born in the Stringtown area of Washington Twp, a daughter of John and Jennie Buckles Reed. She was educated in the Stringtown and Wolf Lake schools. Following her marriage to Merle M. Kiester, they spent their entire married life in the Stringtown community. He died Aug. 11, 1980. She was a member of the Stringtown Church. Surviving are a son, Richard D. of Columbia City; 4 grandchildren, Gregg and Brenda Kiester, Barbara Siebert and Keith Ott; and 2 great-granddaughters. Four sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 1983
Kiester Lee M, a retired farmer living on R. 2, Albion, collapsed in his pew in EUB Church April 1, 1962 and was pronounced dead on arrival at Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are two daughters, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother and two sisters. Services Wednesday at a funeral home in Columbia City. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-1-1962
Kiester Lena M, 78, died Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was retired from Scott’s Discount Foods in Columbia City. Her husband, Forrest, preceded her in death in 1970. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Wise of Fort Wayne; a son, Hal of Kimmell; three sisters, Eldora Braden of Columbia City, Grace Buckles of Kimmell, and Lillian Swanson of Oaklawn, Ill.; two brothers, John Coverstone of Ligonier, and William Thompson of Leesburg; and eight grandchildren. Services today in Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 10-30-1989
Kiester Levi Wilson, 84, a native of Noble County, but a resident of Whitley County most of his life, died Friday in his home at Etna after suffering a heart attack while mowing his lawn. He was a retired farmer. + 8-?-1958
Kiester Lillie Mardella, 72, died Sunday in her Kimmell home. She was born in Syracuse and was a retired machine operator at Dana Corp. in Syracuse. Surviving are her husband, Roger; 3 daughters, Mary Meyer and Kathey Wooten of Syracuse and Cindy Brock of Ligonier; a stepdaughter; a son, Terry Brock of Goshen; a stepson; a sister, Roxanna Hadley of Lake Placid, Fla.; a brother, Leroy Weaver of Goshen; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-2-1999
Kiester Mary D, 88, an Avilla native, died Sept. 16 at the home of a niece in Garrett. Services were last week at McKee Funeral Home and burial was made in Christian Union Cemetery. She operated a grocery store on the south side of Lake James for many years, closing it five years ago because of failing health. Only two weeks ago she and her son moved from Lake James to make their home in Garrett. She was born Sept. 24, 1877, the daughter of the late Simon and Ellmanda Beeber. She was first married to Albert Hoyles and later to Edward Kiester, both of whom are deceased. Surviving are two sons and a sister, Mrs. Waneta Williamson of California. ~ 9-29-1966 + 9-?-1966
Kiester Mary Ellen, 85, who many years ago was a resident of Noble County, died in Columbia City at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harper Waugh. Her husband, Ambrose Kiester, who was a native of Noble County but spent much of his life on a farm in Troy Twp, died 4 years ago. ^ 3-17-1934
Kiester Max J, 83, died Tuesday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1915 in Washington Twp, Noble County, to John T. and Nona (Myers) Kiester. On April 15, 1939 he married Velma Owen. A 1933 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he served as Washington Twp trustee for 12 years and was engaged in farming for more than 20 years. He was a forklift operator for Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1978. He was an agent for Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. since 1962. He was a member of Ormas Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Paul Geiger and Joyce and Tom Beezley of Churubusco and Donna and Gay West of Ligonier; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Marsha Kiester of rural Kimmell; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Nita Martin and Luella Ott; and 2 brothers, Merle and Neil. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. + 5-11-1999
Kiester Merle M, 81, R. 1, Kimmell, died Monday at the Whitley County Hospital. A Washington Twp farmer, he was a native of Noble County, born August 19, 1898, a son of Thomas and Nona Myers Kiester. He was married to Leah Reed, and they spent their married life in the Stringtown community. Survivors include his wife; one son, Richard D.; four grandchildren, Gregg, Brenda S., Barbara J. Kiester, and Keith Ott; two brothers, Neil and Max of Kimmell; two sisters, Mrs. Nita Martin, Etna, and Mrs. Luella Ott, Albion. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jane Ott. Services Wednesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 8-?-1980
Kiester Neil O, 83, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Friday at his residence. He was born Jan. 24, 1903 in Noble County to John T. and Nona M. (Myers) Kiester. On June 14, 1928 in Kimmell he married Berniece Walburn. A lifetime county resident, he was a retired farmer and in 1971 retired from the State Highway Dept. He was a member of the Noble County Farm Bureau and Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club in Kimmell. Surviving are his wife: five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marilyn) Boehm of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ronald (Carolyn) Grawcock of Columbia City, Bonnie Bailey and Mrs. Pat (Sally) Harris, both Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Herbert (Jennie) Buckland of Kimmell; four sons, Roger and Larry, both of Kimmell; Jerry of Wolf Lake, and John of Albion; a sister, Nita Martin of Columbia City; a brother, Max of Kimmell; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Services today in Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-4-1986
Kiester Nona M, 93, R. 1, died Monday (d. 5-25-1970) in Wolf Lake Nursing Home. She was born in Noble County May 18, 1877, the daughter of Josiah and Winifred Myers. On March 19, 1896 she married John T. Kiester, who preceded her in death in 1964. She was a charter member of the Washington Twp Extension Homemakers’ Club and resided her entire lifetime in Noble County. Surviving are three sons, Merle, Neil and Max, all of R. R., Kimmell; two daughters, Mrs. Nita Martin, Columbia City, and Mrs. Luella Ott, Albion; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Rachel Skahen, Elkhart. Services at Ormas Baptist Church May 28, 1970. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 5-?-1970
Kiester Oliva Frances, 87, pioneer lady, died in her home Aug. 26 after a long illness. Surviving are her husband; one son, Forrest of near Kimmell; a foster son, Ben Twaits of near Cromwell; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Benner of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Alice Ball of Millersburg, and Mrs. Thelma Piper, Syracuse; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Palmer Earll, South Bend. Funeral Friday at the residence. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. + No date
Kiester Roger N, 71, of Kimmell, died July 29, 2005 in a traffic accident in St. Joseph County. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Dana Corp. in Syracuse after 38 years of service. He was president of the UAW. He attended Northwood Chapel in Nappanee and was a member of the Noble County Civil Defense. Surviving are his wife, Beverly; a daughter, Pamela L. Schroth of Elkhart; a son, Todd E. of Elkhart; 2 stepdaughters; 2 brothers; 5 sisters; and grandchildren, Roth, Ian, Heather, Emily and Abigail Kiester. He was preceded in death by a son, John, in 1998. Services Wednesday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-1-2005
Kiester Ruby, 43, wife of Forrest P. Kiester of Kimmell, died Sept. 11 at Lakeside Hospital at Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller of Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Edith Smith of South Bend; and four brothers, Lester of Elkhart and William, Paul and Forrest of Mishawaka. Funeral Friday at the home. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. + 9-11-1940
Kiester Timothy Jerry, 27, died Aug. 4, 2006 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had received a heart transplant on April 24, 2006. He was a 1997 graduate of Cornerstone Christian School. He was employed at Kiester Construction Co. for 7 years and had attended Tri Lakes Baptist Church. He was born March 29, 1978 in Columbia City to Jerry and Maudie Kiester. Surviving are her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Tonia and Craig Smith. Services Wednesday in Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 8-6-2006
Kiester Velma, 89, of Kimmell, died Feb. 27, 2008 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She and her husband had operated a grocery at Etna and moved to their farm home in Washington Twp 60 years ago. She retired as a cook at West Noble High School cafeteria in 1984 with more than 25 years of service. She was a member of Ormas Baptist Church. She was born in Green Twp, Noble County, on Oct. 14, 1918 to Fred and Clara (Diffendarfer) Owen. She married Max J. Kiester on April 15, 1939 in Noble County. He died May 11, 1999. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Paul Geiger and Joyce and Tom Beezley of Churubusco; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Marsha Kiester of Kimmell; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna West in 2001; a sister, Edith Bonar; and 4 brothers, Clarence, Woodward, Dale and Leo Owen. Services Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. ^ 2-29-2008
Kiger James E, 39, R. 4, Albion, was killed in a one-car crash Nov. 24, 1986 on Olson Road, nine miles northwest of Rochester. His vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason, struck a tree, rolled over on its top and caught fire with him inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. + 11-24-1986
Kihm George Henry, fire chief in Kendallville for 26 years, former merchant, died Wednesday at Garrett Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Immaculate Conception. Surviving are two brothers, Louise and Rudolph of Cleveland, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Bennett of Boise, Idaho and Mrs. Josephine Schuster of Avon Lake. + 11-?-1941
Kilburn Donna S, 42, of Kendallville, died Jan 6, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Kendallville. She was born in Birmingham, Ala. on Oct. 19, 1967 to Thomas and Joyce (Jordan) Whitten. She married Steve E. Kilburn on Nov. 4, 2007. Surviving are her mother of Town Creek, Ala., her husband; a son, Charles Adcox of Kendallville; a daughter, Michelle Grey of Kendallville; 4 stepchildren; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Carl Whitten of Town Creek, Ala., and David Whitten of Fulton, Miss.; and a sister, Cindy Crane of Fairview, Miss. She was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Hendricks. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-8-2010
Kilburn Heidi Rose, 32, and Morgan Marie, 11, of Kendallville, died January 7, 2005 in an auto accident at the intersection of S.R. 3 and S.R. 8 in Avilla. Heidi was born May 30, 1972 in Kendallville to Stephen and Evelyn (Sutton) Summers, who were also killed in the accident. She graduated from East Noble High School in 1990 and married Shawn Leon Kilburn on September 4, 1992 in Brandenburg, Ky. Surviving are a daughter, Sara; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, April Summers of Kendallville, and Terri and Chris Clark of Avilla; her grandmother, Maxine Summers, and her grandfather, Jim Ohlwine of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Judy Kilburn, on November 3, 2002; her father-in-law, Jessie Kilburn on February 9, 2004; her grandfather, Maynard Summers on March 11, 1990; and her grandmother, Betty Ohlwine, on May 10, 2001. She was the store manager of Wilby's at U.S. 6 and S.R. 9 west of Kendallville. Morgan was born December 2, 1993. Her father survives. Morgan was also preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Mose Guthrie. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-27-2005
Kilburn Jessie, 63, died Feb. 9, 2004 at Parkview Hospital North in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retiring with a medical discharge. He was born Aug. 23, 1940 in Floyd County, Ky., to William and Flora (Tackett) Kilburn. On Jan. 19, 1960 in Brimfield he married Judy Guthrie. She died Nov. 30, 2002. Surviving are 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Theresa Messer, Tasha Kilburn, and Thea and Jonathan Rupnow of Kendallville; 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Steve and Rita, Shawn and Heidi, and Seth of Kendallville, Sean and Lenore of Helmer; a brother, Michael of Elizabethtown, Ky.; 4 sisters, Annetta Hicks of Wawaka, Marcella Shepherd of Brimfield, Caroline Caudill of Cromwell and Mabel Hicks of Topeka; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-11-2004
Kile Douglas, 24, R. 1, Ligonier, was killed instantly of multiple injuries today when his car slammed head-on into a tree at LaGrange County Roads 800S and 1000W 3.4 miles west of Topeka. The body has been removed to Ulrey Funeral Home. + 4-?-1973
Kile Howard B, 83, of 643 Northwood Court, died today in Springview Manor Nursing Home in Lima, Ohio. He was born May 1, 1900 in Ohio and married Mary Rule in 1925 at Mt. Vernon, Ohio. A retired farmer, he had resided in Kendallville since moving from Fredericktown, Ohio a year ago. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Dorothy Jones of Ashland, Ohio; two sons, David of Kendallville, and Richard of Lima, Ohio; two sisters; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services Monday at the Snyder Funeral Home, Fredericktown. Burial, Bloomfield Cemetery, Sparta, Ohio. + 9-4-1983
Kile Howard "Bart", 55, of Wellington, Fla., formerly of Kendallville, died Friday, Jan. 15, in Wellington. He was born to David and Marjorie Kile of Kendallville. He married Janis Kile on Sept. 10, 1988, at St. Paul of the Cross in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He graduated from East Noble High School; attended Ball State University and graduated from Indiana University. He worked at Minibar North America where he was the longest standing employee. He is is survived by parents David and Marjorie Kile, wife Janis, four daughters Beth (Hawkeye) Wayne, Brook Kile, Suzanne (Michael) Renfrow, and Jenny (Caleb) Brown, two grandchildren, Scout LaRue and Liana Renfrow, and sister Kathy Buckingham (Kevin, Ashley Richard, John). A memorial mass will be held Jan, 20 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Wellington. ^ 1-17-2010
Kile Nellie, 79, Larwill, died Friday in the Alford Nursing Home, Warsaw. She was born July 16, 1895 in rural Kimmell to Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Angie) Dobbins. A native of Noble County, she resided here 22 years before moving to Whitley County. She was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church northeast of Larwill. Surviving are the husband, Ralph; one son, Adrian Beers, rural Columbia City; one stepson, Arthur Kile, north of Ligonier; two brothers, Huber and Maurice, both of Kendallville; and two grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Troy Presbyterian Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 3-?-1975
Kilgore Betty A, 46, R. 1, Kimmell, died Wednesday (d.8-15-1970) in Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City. A lifetime resident of Noble County, she was born Sept. 6, 1924, the daughter of Samuel and Ruth Boggs Coverstone. On April 3, 1949 in the Wolf Lake Baptist Church, she was married to Glenn Kilgore. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Nancy and Caroline; three sons, Louis, James and David; her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Thompson, Wolf Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Eldora) Braden, Wolf Lake, Mrs. Forrest (Lena) Kiester, Kimmell, Mrs. Stanley (Grace) Buckles, Kimmell; and one brother, John of Wolf Lake; two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Swanson, Chicago, and Mrs. Mary E. Thompson, Wolf Lake; and one half-brother, William Thompson, North Webster. Funeral Saturday in Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 8-?-1970
Kilgore Cecil Vernon, youngest child of Rachel and Jerome Kilgore, was born Sept. 23, 1883 and died Aug. 11, 1928, aged 44 years, 10 months and 8 days, a victim of tuberculosis. The beginning and end of his life came on the farm in Washington Twp which was always his home although an active life took him far afield. He attended the elementary school at Stringtown and did high school work at Wolf Lake. After receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University he was appointed superintendent of schools in Noble County, holding this position for five years. Funeral Monday at the Stringtown Church. Burial, in the adjoining cemetery. + 8-?-1928
Kilgore Charles, 76, of LaGrange, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 27, 1912 in LaGrange County, the son of Jesse and M. Rebecca (Coney) Kilgore. On June 8, 1933 in Centreville, Mich., he married Virginia Menzey. He had worked for many years at No-Sag Spring and as a car salesman for O. E. Coney Pontiac, both in Kendallville. He was also a farmer. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Patricia Forsyth of Three Rives, Mich., Mrs. Bill (Sally) Brinkman of Rome City, and Nancy Martin of Fort Wayne; two sons, David of Wolcottville, and James of LaGrange; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Carney-Frost Funeral Home. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 7-1-1989
Kilgore Frank, 96, died April 19, 1962 at the Wolf Lake Nursing Home. A retired farmer, he was born in Sugar Creek, Ohio, but had resided in the Wolf Lake community most of his life. Survivors include two sons, Glenn, R. 1, Kimmell, and John, Wolf Lake; and two other sons and one daughter. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Saturday. + 4-19-1962
Kilgore Glenn M, 86, died April 12, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a farmer and worked for Dana Corp. in Churubusco, retiring in 1980. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was born in Noble County on July 30, 1915 to Elmer F. and Minnie F. (Meyers) Kilgore. He married Betty A. Coverstone on April 3, 1949. She died Aug. 12, 1970. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Sherri Kilgore and David and Susan Kilgore of Kimmell; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Rick Rawles of Albion, Nancy and Edwin Sprunger of Columbia City and Caroline and Greg Resler of Wolf Lake; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Robert, Donald and John. He was also preceded in death by a grandchild and a sister, Isabelle Kilgore. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. ^ 4-13-2002
Kilgore Hannah E, 70, of Wolcottville, died Dec. 18, 2006 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was born Oct. 17, 1936 in Albion to Banner P. and Cecil Pauline (Pooler) Haney. On Nov. 17, 1957 in Kendallville she married David L. Kilgore. She was a former teacher's aide for special needs children in Lakeland School Corp. and retired in 2005 as Johnson Twp trustee after 19 years. She attended Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Julie Hettenbach of Louisville, Ky., and Jane and Marc Adams of Chicago; a son, Douglas of Miller Beach, Ind.; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bertha Kelley of Albion and Peggy and Keith McGinnis of Round Head, Ohio; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Virginia Haney and Bob and Judy Haney of Kendallville and Roy and Gloria Haney of Muncie; and 5 grandchildren, Jessica and Jenna Hettenbach and Caroline, Grant and Noah Adams. Services Friday at Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ^ 12-21-2006
Kilgore Isabelle, about 63, a native of Wolf Lake, died Oct. 25, 1970 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had lived in Fort Wayne for many years where she was employed as an inventory clerk by Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. She was born in Noble County Feb. 28, 1907, the daughter of Elmer and Minnie (Myers) Kilgore. She is survived by four brothers, John of Wolf Lake, Glenn of Kimmell, Don of Berrien Springs, Mich., and Robert of Port Huron, Mich. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 10-?-1970
Kilgore Jacob Ellis, 101 years, seven months and 15 days, was a direct descendant of Captain David Kilgore, who was with General George Washington through the winter at Valley Forge. His father, Jerome, was a Civil War veteran. A brother, C. V., was superintendent of Noble County Schools at one time. Two sisters, Maude and Leah Jane were school teachers. A brother, George, was a blacksmith, and his brother, Frank, a Noble County farmer, was 97 when he died in 1962. He was born in Massillon, Ohio, but was brought to Noble County by his parents in 1869. His boyhood was spent on the farm now owned by his nephew, Glenn, and a neighboring farm in Washington Twp. He was married to Jeanette Lane in 1891. They had 3 children. After the death of Mrs. Kilgore and a son, Lane, the family moved to Calif. He was engaged in real estate in the Los Angeles area for many years. He retired and moved to Elsnore, Calif. with his daughter, Mrs. E. P. Snow. His son, E. A., lives in Palmdale, Calif. A grandson, Eugene K. Snow and two great-granddaughters reside in Elsnore. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Becoming blind about five years ago, he will long be remembered by the family for his fine rendition of many of James Whitcomb Riley’s poems. Graveside services at Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1969
Kilgore Jerome, youngest son of Joshua R. and Mary Ann Kilgore, was born in Richland County, O., May 7, 1841 and died at his home in Washington Twp May 30, 1935, aged 94 years and 23 days. His early days and young manhood were spent in Ohio. His father died during Jerome’s infancy and his mother remarried. Although he had been a small and sickly baby, he grew to be a young man of exceptional strength and almost perfect health. He excelled in outdoor activities and was an excellent rifle shot. He was married Sept. 4, 1862 to Rachael Wertman, and they had eight children, two of whom died in infancy. Of the six children who grew to maturity, only two, Elmer F. and Jacob E. of Noble County, are still living. His wife died in 1921. In May 1864 he enlisted in the Ohio National Guard and served in Co. K., 163rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a period of 100 days during the Civil War, being honorably discharged in September of the same year. In the spring of 1868 with his wife and three children, Lillian, Frank and Jacob, he moved to Noble County, where he settled on a farm two miles east of Ligonier. In March 1869, he moved to the present home in Washington Twp where he resided for 66 years. A member of the Grand Army of the Republic, so far as is known he was the last of his regiment to answer the final roll call. Funeral at Stringtown Church on Sunday. Burial in the cemetery there. + 5-?-1935
Kilgore John C, 86, died in his Wolf Lake residence. He was born Nov. 30, 1912 in Wolf Lake to Elmer Franklin and Minnie Florence (Meyers) Kilgore. On June 29, 1945 in Wolf Lake United Methodist Church he married Maxine Cart. A 1930 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he was a retired machinist at American Machine & Tool in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Beverly Pressler of Redkey; 2 sons, Max of Wolf Lake and Larry of Bear Lake; a brother, Glenn of Kimmell. He was preceded in death by a sister, Isabelle; and 2 brothers, Robert and Donald. Funeral Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Buckles Cemetery. + 5-14-1999
Kilgore Lane Theron, eldest son of Nettie Lane and Jacob E. Kilgore, was born Nov. 5, 1897 at Syracuse, Ind. and died June 19, 1930, aged 32 years, 7 months and 14 days. Death was due to complications following an attack of bronchial pneumonia, and took place at Holbrook, Arizona, on board the train on which he was making a last trip to Indiana. The early years of his life were spent at Syracuse with the exception of three years spent with his mother in Florida and Alabama. He attended public schools of Syracuse and Ligonier and graduated from Kendallville High School. In 1917 he went to Calif. and engaged in work in the oil field of the Elk Hills. He united with the Methodist Church at Syracuse when 7 years of age. He is survived by the father, J. E. of Fort Wayne; one sister, Natalie Snow, and one brother, Edgar A., both of Los Angeles, Calif.; a grandfather, Jerome Kilgore of near Kimmell. Funeral at Sparta Tuesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1930
Kilgore Maxine L, 79, died Jan. 27, 2004 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She had been employed for 5 years at Victor Gasket Co. in Churubusco and 11 years at Hetrick Mfg. in Goshen. She was born June 28, 1924 in Niles, Mich. to Ulin H. and Grace P. (Price) Cart. On June 28, 1945 at Wolf Lake United Methodist Church she married John C. Kilgore. He died May 13, 1999. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Colette of Wolf Lake and Larry of Bear Lake; a daughter, Beverly Pressler of Redkey; a brother, Harold Cart of Goshen; and 3 sisters, Kathleen Leitch of Georgia, Shirley Espanda of Goshen and Helen Smith of Elkhart. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. ^ 1-29-2004
Kilgore Minnie Florence, 69, died Saturday at her home in Washington Twp south of Kimmell. Surviving are her husband, Frank; one daughter, Isabelle at home; four sons, John at home, Robert of Port Huron, Mich., Donald of Berrien Springs, Mich., and Glenn of Camp Shelby, Miss.; and one sister, Mrs. F. L. Black of Terre Haute. Funeral Monday at the residence. Burial, Stringtown Cemetery. + 7-?-1941
Kilgore Stanley V, 82, of Columbia City, died Friday at Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are his wife ??; six daughters, Linnette Guenther, Merkel, Texas, Jeanette Bowling, Titusville, Fla., Una Rondeau, Janesville, Wis., Rita McElroy, Elizabeth Sponougle, Columbia City, and Emma Wolf of Albion; two sons, Robert of Anchorage Alaska and ?? of Fort Wayne; two sisters; one brother; and 21 grandchildren. Services today at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. + 10-3-1986 (Clipping was cut off at right side, names may be missing and/or misspelled.)
Kilgore Vickie, 49, died April 19, 2003 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 21, 1953 in Columbia City to Frank and Roberta (Melching) Williamson. She married Hugh E. Kilgore on Nov. 20, 1992 in Clintwood, Va. She was a Columbia City High School graduate and attended Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne. She was employed at Eaton Clutch in Auburn for 10 years. She was a member of Bethel Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughter and sons-in-law, Amy and Matthew Boggs of Churubusco and Dawn and Michael Roberts II of Fort Wayne; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Trisha Kilgore and Charles Kilgore of Columbia City; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, James and Christine Williamson of Ossian, Danny and Jackie Williamson and Michael Williamson of Columbia City; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Pamela and Paul Dustin of Columbia City, Teresa and Mike Howard of Pierceton, Heidi and Ross Elias of Goshen and Christine and Scott Fladhammer of Fort Wayne; and 7 grandchildren, Mitchell, Rebekah and David Boggs, Hayden and Jarrett Kilgore and Michael III and Alexis Roberts. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Victoria, in Sept. 1974; and a brother, Ronnie Williamson in 1979. Services Tuesday at Bethel Christian Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-20-2003
Kilgore Woodward W, 63, R. 1, Albion, died Sunday at Whitley County Hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1912 in Noble County to Albert Ross and Leda (Fogle) Kilgore. On Sept. 25, 1947 he married Leona Radke at Rockford, Ind. He came to Whitley County when he was 12 years of age. In 1962 he moved back to Noble County and resided near Albion. He was a member of and employed by the Elks Lodge in Columbia City and a member of Northeastern Indian Trap Shooters Association. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Kay) Freeman, Albion; and one sister, Mrs. Howard Niebel, Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday at Hollingsworth Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1975
Kilpatrick Ethel, 71, R. 3, LaGrange, died Tuesday at her home from a heart attack. She was born Nov. 11, 1893 in Howe, Ind., the daughter of George L. and Ellen (Garlets) Wilson. She was married to Fred Kilpatrick of LaGrange Oct. 12, 1918 in Coldwater, Mich. She was a member of the Plato Methodist Church and had taught school in the Howe area a number of years ago. Surviving are her husband; two sons, George E. of Sturgis, and John (Jack), who lives west of Sturgis; and three grandchildren. Services Friday in Carney Funeral Home. Burial, Riverside Cemetery in Howe. + No date
Kilpatrick Herbert M, 50, was pronounced dead Wednesday in Parkview Hospital. He was born in Payne, Ohio and had lived in Allen County since 1961. He was a maintenance mechanic for 24 years at Uniroyal-Goodrich. Surviving are his wife, Carol; a son, Andrew, at home; two sisters; three brothers; a stepsister, Janice DeLong, Kendallville; and two stepbrothers. Services Saturday in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gar Creek. + 7-20-1988
Kimball Charles D died at his home, 523 E. Mitchell St., April 2. He would have been 61 years of age Thursday and had resided in this city many years, moving here with his parents from Toledo in 1861. At age 16 he entered the U. S. Navy and during the Civil War was in the gunboat service. He was the only child of the late J. B. Kimball, deceased, and Sophia Kimball. His first marriage was to Hattie Arnold of this city, who lived a short time. One son, Frank, was born to them, who survived. In 1877 he married Ida Taber, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. Freeman Taber. His wife, son and mother survive. His father died in 1900 in this city. For years, until last June, he owned and conducted a job printing establishment. Funeral was held from the residence Sunday under the auspices of Knights Templar of which he was a member. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-2-1907
Kimball Ida, 66, died at her home on E. Mitchell St. yesterday. She was born Sept. 25, 1856 at Mt. Gilead, O., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Taber, pioneers of this city. She was brought to Kendallville when an infant and since that time had always made her home here. Aug. 16, 1877 she married Charles D. Kimball, who died 16 years ago the 24th day of this month. She was affiliated with Noble Chapter 11, OES and an active member of the Tuesday Club and the Whist Club. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. B. C. Burt of Chicago, and one brother, Homer of Minneapolis, Minn. One brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1923
Kimball James B was born Sept. 15, 1820 in Monroe County, N.Y. His parents moved when he was a youth to Maumee City, Lucas County, Ohio, where they resided until their death. At the age of 22 he went to Akron, Ohio and learned the machinist’s trade, where he remained from 1842 until 1850. In 1850 he went to Defiance, O. and started a foundry and machine shop which continued for many years. He held various occupations until becoming a resident of Kendallville in 1861, where he continued his trade, representative of a Toledo grocery house, until retirement in 1887. He married Sophia D. Tyler, a native of Summit County, Ohio, on Dec. 17, 1844. They had one child, Charles D., who with Mrs. Kimball survives. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Odd Fellows, Masons and in 1890 received from the governor of the state an appointment as member of the Kankakee River Commission. He died May 15 in the 80th year of his age. Funeral May 18. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-25-1900
Kimball Sophia D, widow of the late J. B. Kimball, died at her home on E. Mitchell St. Sunday. They came to Kendallville from Toledo in 1861. Her husband died in 1900 and she has since lived with her son, the late C. D. Kimball. It is there the funeral will be held Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. At the time of her death she was 85 years and 2 months. + No date ^ 8-1-1910
Kime Blanche Mae, 93, Howe, died Tuesday in Froh Nursing Home in Howe. She had lived with her niece, Mrs. Mildred Kime, since 1931. Born March 12, 1897 in Clay Twp in LaGrange County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Susan (Roop) Kime. She never married and only her niece survives. Funeral Friday at Shoup-Carney-Frost Funeral Home in Howe. Burial, Riverside Cemetery in Howe. + 6-?-1989
Kime Charles C, 58, died Sunday in Cleveland of a heart attack. Born in Kendallville, for many years he operated an express agency there. He is survived by his widow and one daughter. He went to Cleveland a few years ago and became associated with a manufacturing firm. Funeral Thursday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1940
Kime Daniel Henry, 56, was born in Kendallville Oct. 4, 1852; died Dec. 15, 1908. He married Delilah Zimmerman of Wawaka Oct. 12, 1871. They had a daughter, Myrtle Avadell; and a son, Charles C., the former dying in infancy. He died at his home on N. Main St. Tuesday. In 1893 he united with the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Ben Hur orders. At the time of his birth his parents lived in a house occupying the present site of the Berhalter Furniture store. The house was later moved to the Hirsch corner at W. Mitchell and Orchard Streets and is a part of a remodeled house there to this day. Surviving are his wife, son, sister, Mrs. Eli Miller, and brother Jesse J. Funeral Friday from the Presbyterian Church. ^ 12-17-1908
Kime Henry, son of J. J. Kime of this city, died Sunday, aged 7 months, and was buried Monday in the new cemetery. ^ 3-27-1879
Kime John was born Aug. 27, 1815 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Penn.; and died Aug. 16 at his home in Kendallville, aged 81 years 11 months and 20 days. When a small boy he came to Ohio and soon after came to Fort Wayne, Ind. He was married Dec. 18, 1851 to Lydia Long, the deceased mother of D. H. Kime, J. J. Kime and Mrs. Mary Miller of this city, who with 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren remain. Funeral at his residence on N. State St. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-20-1897
Kime Josiah died at his home in Ligonier Aug. 11, aged 62 years, 4 months and 25 days. Funeral was held from his residence on Friday. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. He was born at Gettysburg, Penn. At the age of 4 his parents moved with him to Stark County, Ohio, and at 14 to Allen County, Ind. In 1847 he married Rosetta Babcock and three years later they moved to Leo, Allen County, where he engaged in mercantile business. In 1852 they moved to Kendallville. In 1860 he traded his business in Kendallville for a hotel in Fort Wayne. He was burned out in 1864. They then removed to Ligonier where they continued in mercantile business until 5 years ago. ^ 8-19-1887
Kime Lucinda I, who would have celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday, died Dec. 24 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Banta on Grant St. Surviving are 6 grandchildren. Mrs. Howard Chiddister of Ligonier is a granddaughter. Funeral Monday at the U.B. Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1937
Kime Lydia (Long) was born June 30, 1833 near Columbus, Ohio; and died at her home in Kendallville March 24, 1897, aged 63 years, 8 months and 24 days. When she was 5 years old her mother died. In her 12th year she came to Jefferson Twp. When about 18 years old she returned to her childhood home and married John Kime on Dec. 18, 1851. Soon after their marriage they moved to Fort Wayne and thence to Kendallville, where they have since made their home. They had 3 children, D. H., J.J., and Mrs. Mary Miller, all of this city. They survive with their father, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were at the Church of Christ on March 26. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. > No date ^ 4-2-1897
Kime Nona, 50, widow of the late Theodore Kime, died Saturday at the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ella Kime, Rome City. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Eloise; and a brother, Edward McCarthy. Funeral Tuesday from the Kneipp Sanitarium chapel. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1935
Kime Will died Thursday morning. He has been a life-long resident of Ligonier, an employee of the Ligonier Refrigerator Co. He leaves to mourn 2 daughters, Leah and Mildred, one son, William, and one brother, A. S. Kime. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 5-10-1922 Contributed by Judy Richter
Kimmel Albert J, native of Kendallville, died Friday at the home of his brother, Charles, of Kendallville, his death occurring on his 66th birthday anniversary. Death resulted from anemia. He was born Feb. 26, 1866 at the Kimmel homestead 5 miles northeast of Kendallville, the son of Mr. and Mr. George Kimmel. He never married. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are 2 brothers, Charles G. of Kendallville and Edgar of Fort Wayne. The parents, an infant sister and one brother, Henry S., preceded in him death. Funeral Monday from the Church of Christ. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 3-4-1926
Kimmel Alice M, 86, of Ligonier, died April 7, 2013, at Northridge Village in Albion. She was born on March 4, 1927, to Roy W. and Grace (Crieghton) Parker.  On February 11, 1946, she married Edward G. Kimmel. He died February 4, 1997. She is survived by her grandchildren, Sean Kimmel, Jaime Kimmel, Geoff Gilbert, Amanda (Scott) Saggars, Graig Gilbert,and Adam Gilbert; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her a son, Eddie Kimmel; 3 brothers, Dale, Harold and Jim Parker; and 2 sisters, Mary Vanator and Ellen Good.  She worked for many years as a beautician and as a secretary for Kimmel Bulldozing.   Funeral April 12 at Yeager Funeral; Home.  Burial, Sparta Cemetery.   ^ 4-10-2013
Kimmel Ann E, 37, Kendallville, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Sturgis, Mich., April 13, 1942, she was the daughter of Norris and Janet A. (Price) Slabaugh of LaGrange. She married Wayne Kimmel Dec. 16, 1962 in Kendallville. He died Aug. 31, 1976. She moved to Kendallville from LaGrange 18 years ago, was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Survivors include her parents; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann 11, a son, Henry S. 13, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Kevin (Jan) Meyers, Mongo; a brother, Nick, Indianapolis; grandmothers, Mrs. Faye Price, LaGrange, and Mrs. May Slabaugh. Funeral Monday at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Kimmel Charles J "Chuck", 58, of rural LaOtto, died February 27, 2006 at his home. He was born August 28, 1947 in Spencerville to Charles R. and Mildred (Gose) Kimmel. They were killed in a traffic accident on February 13, 2001. He married Patricia Lynn Schlegel on August 1, 1970 at Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Shawn of Royal Center and Shannon of Fort Wayne; a sister, Cheryl Hilliard of Churubusco; 3 sisters-in-law, Sandra Schlegel, Cheryl (Alva) Foster and Kathy Gillman. He had lived in the Avilla and LaOtto area for more than 50 years. He was the owner and operator of Kimmel Realty in Avilla and had retired from General Electric after 33 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of LaOtto Wesleyan Church, Fort Wayne Realtors Association and the Northeast Indiana Realtors Association. Services at LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 240. ~ 3-9-2006
Kimmel Charles R, 80,& Mildred, 79, of Kendallville, were killed February 13, 2000 in an auto accident 1/2 mile south of SR 8 on SR 3 near Avilla at the railroad overpass. He was born June 13, 1919 in Green Center to George and Ella Elizabeth (Grimm) Kimmel. He was employed by International Harvester, retiring in 1975. He was a member of American Legion Post 86, Kendallville, and Levis and Lace Square Dance Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. She was born February 6, 1921 in Morgan County, Ky., to Asa B. and Lillie Mae (Davis) Gose. She was a homemaker and member of Levis and Lace Square Dance Club. They were married December 14, 1945. They are survived by a son, Charles J. of LaOtto; a daughter, Cheryl Hilliard of Avilla; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by 3 sisters, Christine Barker of Kendallville, Mrs. Nick (Ailene) Koncz of Atlanta, Ga., and Thelma Morrissey of Miami, Fla.; and 2 brothers, Doyle and Ernest Gose of LaGrange. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Double services were held. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-24-2000
Kimmel Donald G, 79, former Ligonier policeman and long time resident of that city, died Friday in Goshen General Hospital of a heart ailment. He was born July 28, 1891 in Avilla to George and Rosa (Houser) Kimmel. He was married Sept. 6, 1916, to Lora Hypes in California. She preceded him in death in 1962. A member of the Ligonier Eagles and a veteran of WW I, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fern (Eugene) Parker, Kendallville; two sons, Gwan and Gerald, both of Fort Wayne; and two daughters, Mrs. James Hedrick, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Donald Reed, Ligonier. Funeral Monday at the Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 6-3-1971 + 5-?-1971
Kimmel Edward A, 49, died Nov. 7, 2001 at University Hospital in Indianapolis. He had operated Kimmel Bulldozing for many years, along with his father. He was a member of Ligonier Elks Club, American Legion in Albion, Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club, and LOM of Buckhead Ridge, Fla. He was born April 24, 1952 in Wolf Lake to Ed and Alice (Parker) Kimmel. On June 24, 1983 at Ligonier United Methodist Church he married Liz Lash. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 4 sons, Sean Kimmel, Geoff Gilbert and his wife Melinda, Craig Gilbert of Kimmell and Adam Gilbert of Elkhart; 2 daughters, Jaime Kimmel of Goshen and Amanda Becker of Ligonier; and 6 grandchildren, Caleb, Tori and Alexis Gilbert, Zachary Becker and Elle and Taylor Saggars. Services Sunday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-6-2001
Kimmel Edward G, 73, of Kimmell and Okeechobee, Fla., died Feb. 4 in Columbia Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. He was born Sept. 4, 1923 in Noble County to George A. and Effa (Owen) Kimmel. On Feb. 11, 1946 in Churubusco he married Alice Mae Parker. A lifetime Noble County resident, he has spent his winters in Okeechobee the past 18 years. He owned and operated Kimmel Bulldozing in Kimmell. He was a WW II U.S. Army veteran, a member of Kendallville Elks, Albion American Legion Post, Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club, Albion VFW, 40 & 8 642, Buckhead Ridge (Florida) Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife; a son Ed of Kimmell; a brother Bill of Churubusco; 5 sisters, Betty Mote of Marion, Margaret Marshall of Cromwell, Lalia Hand of Huntertown, Maxine Collins of Avilla, and Barbara Rider of Larwill; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Lemish. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 2-6-1997
Kimmel Effa, 82, lifetime Noble County resident, died in Whitley County Hospital Jan. 8. She was born to Francis and Hanna Leitch Owen Nov. 8, 1897 and married George A. Kimmel in June 1916. Survivors are her husband of Columbia City; six daughters, Mrs. Ed Lemish of Kimmell, Mrs. Kenneth Hand of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ed Collins of Kendallville, Mrs. Ray Mote of Richmond, Mrs. Jack Rider of Larwill and Mrs. Robert Marshall of Albion; and two sons, William of Churubusco and Ed of Kimmell. Services Jan. 11 at Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel, Churubusco. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 1-24-1980 + 1-?-1980
Kimmel Evelyn M, 82, died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Home. She was born Aug. 2, 1911 in Whitley County to Grover and Estella (Shively) Jagger. On June 12, 1931 in Blue River Church of the Brethren she married Roy E. Kimmel. He died Aug. 6, 1968. She was an Avon saleswoman for many years and was store manager for Ben Franklin and Dollar General stores in Albion. She was a member of Blue River Church of the Brethren. Surviving are a son, Larry of Albion; 5 sisters, Mabel McCoy of Albion, Mrs. Hugh (Lois) Gandy of Churubusco, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Pickett of LaGrange, Mrs. C. P. (Gladys) Squires Jr. of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Gerald (Madelene) Hively of Columbia City; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-12-1994
Kimmel George, 90, lifelong resident of Noble County, died at the McCray Hospital in Kendallville. He was born September 1, 1860, in Noble County and had resided in Swan Twp. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Albion, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Forrest Owen, Avilla, and Mrs. Elvie Owen, Cromwell; three sons, George Jr., and Roy both of Green Township and Raymond of Ft. Wayne; twenty-seven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Sonday Funeral Home at Churubusco with interment in the Bethlehem Cemetery. ~ 2-1-1951 + 1-27-1951
Kimmel George A, 84, died Sept. 24 in Whitley County Hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1896 in Noble County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kimmel. His wife, Effa, preceded him in death. He was a lifetime Noble County resident and lived in Merriam. He was retired from Phelps Dodge in Fort Wayne. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ed (Faye) Lemish, Kimmell; Mrs. Kenneth (Lalia) Hand, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ed (Maxine) Collins, Kendallville, Mrs. Ray (Barbara) Rider, Larwill, and Mrs. Robert (Midge) Marshall, Albion; two sons, Ed of Kimmell and William, Churubusco; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Owen, Avilla, and Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Albion; a brother, Raymond, Albion; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services were Sept. 27 in Krider-Workman Chapel in Churubusco. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 10-2-1980 + 9-?-1980
Kimmel George L died April 1 in the 78th year of his age. He was born in Penn. in 1814, the second of 11 children. When he was 3 years of age his parents removed to Illinois and settled near the mouth of the Kaskaskia River where they engaged in milling and in traffic with the Indians. From Ill. the family moved to Mich. and settled upon a farm near Ypsilanti. Here they engaged in the manufacture of potash and pearlash, in farming and stock raising. It took 39 days to make this trip and few, if any, white people were seen during that time. When the great rush was on for farm land in Indiana, in 1836 he came to Indiana and located upon land purchased for him by his father from the U. S. government the preceding year. In 1840 he married Phoebe Gale of Michigan. They had been old schoolmates together. She preceded him in death by 3 months. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Kendallville. Indians were his early playmates and with them he competed for honors in riding, wrestling and shooting with the bow and arrow. When he moved to his Indiana farm he had to cut a road for 3 miles through a heavy forest. Fort Wayne was his market place and thither he hauled his wheat for the pittance of 50 cents a bushel. He depended upon the skins of deer for means to pay his taxes, buy groceries and upon the flesh for meat. Life was sweetened with maple sugar secured from the forest, while tea was made from dried leaves of certain shrubs. Neighbors were few. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-8-1892
Kimmel George W, about 83, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died Sept. 4, 1949 at the home of his son, Donald, after a week of illness. He was a retired farmer, having farmed for many years on his farm east and north of Albion in Jefferson Twp. He was a member of the EUB Church. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. Surviving are another son, Roy of Lake Wawasee; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene J. Parker of Jefferson Twp; 10 grandchildren; and one brother, Arthur of Waterloo. Funeral Wednesday at Sweet Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1949
Kimmel Henry Shaffer, 93, died Dec. 7, 1999 in Kingston of Ligonier. He was born Sept. 23, 1906 in Kendallville to Camillus Hadsill and Ada Valetta (Shaffer) Kimmel. On Dece. 24, 1924 he married Margaret Luella Treesh. She died Dec. 23, 1991. He owned and operated Kendallville Laundry and Dry Cleaning, a business operated by his family for 90 years. He was a member of First Christian Church, Noble County Shrine Club, Kendallville Rotary Club, Elks Lodge 1194, Auburn-Garrett York Rite, Kendallville F&AM No. 276, Mizpah of Fort Wayne IOOF of Kendallville and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Lombard of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren, Rick McGee, Mikki Place, Karen Hile, Cameron and Kurt Lombard, Carol Salzbrun, Henry Slabaugh and Elizabeth Kimmel; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie McGee; and 2 sons, Richard and Wayne. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial Lake View Cemetery. + 12-7-1999
Kimmel John was born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany March 19, 1830. He came as a young man of nineteen to Erie County, Penn., where he found employment in a general store in Fairview owned by a friend who had preceded him from the homeland. Later he acquired an interest in the business, finally assuming full control of it. In 1854 he was married to Barbara Schmacher, and they had two children, John A. and Marie, the latter of whom died at the age of eight. After three years the wife died. In 1858 he married Catherine Fiesler, and they had five sons, Joseph F., Samuel E., Henry E., Rufus M. and Burt E., all of whom, together with their mother are living. In 1864 he and family removed to Steuben County near Orland and engaged in farming. He remained here until 1867 when he removed to Lima Twp, which had since then been his home. He was often heard to say he belonged to two things, the Presbyterian Church and the Democratic Party. He died Jan. 26, 1912 at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 7 days. + No date
Kimmel Larry E, 63, died May 26, 1995 in the emergency room of Whitley County Hospital. He was born March 12, 1932 to Roy and Evelyn (Jagger) Kimmel. On March 9, 1956 in the Blue River Church of the Brethren he married Bonnie Boyle. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired in Sept. 1994 from Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City after 29 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion and Blue River Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Robin Kitt of Albion; 2 sons, Randy and Paul of Albion; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-26-1995
Kimmel Lester, 40, of Kendallville, was drowned Sunday while fishing at Bixler Lake. He broke through the thin ice when about 200 feet from shore and was unable to be reached by help on account of the weakened condition of the ice. He had owned and operated the Kimmel Auto Paint Shop in Kendallville for the past 15 years. He is survived by the widow; one son, Lester, Jr.; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kimmel of Rome City; and one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Harding, Chicago. Funeral Wednesday from L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1935
Kimmel Lester, 75, died Jan. 4, 2001 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and a member of the VFW, the John Birch Society, and the American Baptist Charter of Lakeland. He served in the Army during WW II. He was born Jan. 7, 1925 in Kendallville and was married for 17 years to his wife, Annie. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Patricia Eads of Fort Wayne and Karen Chase of Kendallville; one son, William E. Chase of Orlando, Fla; and 3 grandsons, Brandon Chase and Kevin and Dennis Eads. Services at Lakeland Funeral Home chapel. Burial, Lakeland Memorial Gardens. ^ 1-20-2001
Kimmel Lucinda M, 65, wife of Henry S. Kimmel, died at her home Friday. Heart trouble was the cause of death. She had been a resident of Kendallville for the past 45 years, a lifelong member of the Christian Church. She was born in Monroe County, Mich. May 25, 1847 and came to this city shortly after the Civil War. She married H. S. Kimmel on Feb. 27, 1876. She is survived by a husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bess Crossley of LaPorte; and four sons, Camillus and Linus of this city, George of Elks Point, S. D., and William of Hancock, Mich. Funeral from the residence at 316 N. Railroad St. in the afternoon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1912
Kimmel Mildred - See Charles R Kimmel.
Kimmel Noah, for many years a resident of Noble County, was found dead at his cottage at Big Long Lake Monday. Death is believed to have been due to a heart attack. When he was not seen about his cottage Monday morning as usual, Stanley Burke, John Sheffer and Lawrence Barron made an investigation and discovered his lifeless form on the floor. He had been a familiar figure in Noble County many years and until going to his cottage several years ago had engaged in the insurance business. A half century ago he was a teacher of penmanship in the city schools. He was affiliated with the various branches of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John DuBois, Kendallville; and two brothers, Charles W. of Cleveland, and Dr. Kimmel of Hudson. + 8-?-1939
KimmelPhoebe was born near Albany, N.Y. Jan. 18, 1824, the third daughter of Henry S. and Percy Gale. When she was 5 years of age she came with her parents to Washtenaw County, Mich. When 16, she married George L. Kimmel and they moved to Wayne Twp, where she passed the remainder of her life. She died Dec. 23, 1891, 67 years 11 months and 5 days of age, nearly 51 of which were passed in Noble County. At the time of their settlement here their nearest neighbor was 4 miles distance and the whole country about them a wilderness and many of the natives of the country being still here. At that time there were but 2 houses on what is now the city of Kendallville. She lived in the same farm more than 50 years. At the age of 19 she joined the Baptist Church. She was the mother of 5 children, of whom 4 survive. Noble Co Democrat 6-22-1892
Kimmel Rosa May, 64, the third daughter of Adam and Catherine Houser, was born March 31, 1867 in DeKalb County, Ind., and died at the family home in Jefferson Twp at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 2 days from cancer. She moved with her parents to Noble County in 1875. At an early age she became affiliated with the Methodist Church at Summit. She married George W. Kimmel on Oct. 17, 1886. They had four children, Roy M., Donald G., Fern Parker, and Everett A., who with the husband survive with eleven grandchildren; one great-grandson; five sisters, Mary Schlictenmyer, Elizabeth McClure, Eva Witney, Anna Hart and Amanda Hixson; four brothers, John, Henry, Marshall and Nathaniel. Funeral at Union Church Saturday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1931
Kimmel Roy E, 57, R. 3, Albion, died last Tuesday at the Whitley County Hospital. A farmer and manager of the Noble County Coop Feed Mill at Albion for 12 and one-half years, he was born Oct. 3, 1900 in Whitley County. He spent most of his life in Green Twp. He was the son of George and Ella Grimm Kimmel. On June 12, 1931 he married Evelyn Jagger, who survives him, together with one son, Larry, R. 3, Albion; three grandchildren; two brothers, George, R. 2, Albion, and Charles, R. 3, Avilla. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Elva (Sarah) Owen, Albion, Mrs. Verna Owen, R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Mary Cunningham, R. 1, Topeka. Funeral Friday in the Blue River Church of the Brethren south of Merriam. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-15-1968 + 8-?-1968
Kimmel Roy M, about 80, Albion native and former businessman, died Oct. 30, 1968 in the Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Lake Worth, Fla. He was born June 19, 1888. He operated an auto repair garage on the north side of the Albion Courthouse Square in the building now occupied by Excel Home Furnishings for many years and moved to Lake Worth about 17 years ago. Survivors are the widow, Velma (Aungst) whom he married Feb. 26, 1910; two sons, Pat and Max, both of Lake Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Moore of Waterloo, and Mrs. Elda Pratt of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Don of Ligonier; and one sister, Mrs. Eugene J. Parker of R. 3, Kendallville. The body was brought to Albion for interment after funeral rites were held at Fort Worth. + 10-?-1968
Kimmel Velma L, about 79, died at a hospital in Lake Worth, Fla. June 17, 1969. She had lived in Fla. the past 20 years. She was born Sept. 19, 1890, the daughter of Francis and Jennie (Sweet) Aungst. She was married to Roy Kimmel at Albion on Feb. 26, 1910. He died Oct. 30, 1968. Surviving are two sons, Max and Roy Jr., both Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Moore of Waterloo, and Mrs. Ellen Pratt of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; three brothers, Burton of Fort Wayne, Theodore of Fresno, Calif., and Robert of Houghton, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Parker of Albion, Mrs. Eva Henton and Mrs. Carolyn Henton of Corpus Christi, Texas; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion June 22. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1969
Kimmel Wayne E, 40, co-owner of Kendallville Laundry & Dry Cleaning Co., died today in a truck accident in the alley next to his business. He had backed a 1976 1 ½ ton International truck to the loading dock in the alley next to the store located at 218 E. Mitchell St. and when he got out of the truck it began to move forward. He was pinned between the truck and the Steckley mill building across the alley from the laundry. He was known not only for his business accomplishments but was also an outstanding vocalist and soloist in the Faith United Methodist Church Choir. He was a member of the Kendallville Elks Lodge 1194, and the Big 12 Stock Club. He was born in Kendallville April 7, 1936 and was a lifetime resident. On Dec. 15, 1962 he married Ann E. Slabaugh. He is survived by his wife; two children, Henry S. 10, and Elizabeth Ann 7; his father Henry S.; and his mother, Margaret Luella (Treesh) Kimmel; two sisters, Connie McGee and Mrs. Bud R. (Peg) Lombard, both Kendallville. One brother preceded him in death. Services Friday in Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Kimmel William L, 67, of Dolan Springs, Ariz. died Aug. 7. He died of a sudden heart attack in a hospital in New Orleans shortly after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles. He was born Nov. 13, 1916 in Kendallville and spent most of his adult life in the west after an early career in music as a trumpet player. He was a machine shop owner-operator in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and most recently in Dolan Springs. His wife, Peggy, died in Nov. 1983. A son and a daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Michele Woodbury of Boise, Idaho; a son, William of Jamestown, N.Y.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Rebecca Muesing and Phyllis Carter of Kendallville; and Olive (Kim) Scott of Seattle, Wash. Private memorial services are pending. Burial will be in Las Vegas. + 8-?-1984
Kimmel William L, 80, of rural Churubusco, died April 2, 2011, at DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Noble County on May 14, 1930, a son of George A. and Effa (Owen) Kimmel. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1948. He served with the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was married in Churubusco on September 11, 1954 to Bonnie L. Leazier. He worked at X-Y Tool & Die in LaOtto for 24 years, retiring from there in 1995. He was a member of the Avilla American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Lee Ann (Charles) Schortgen of Churubusco, Lisa (Jack) Nicole of Montgomery, Mich., and Lynn Patrick and Lori (Jay) Krueckeberg, both of Churubusco; 3 sisters, Barbara Rider of Larwill, Midge Marshall of Cromwell, and Lalia Hand of Huntington; 8 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Kimmel; and by 4 sisters, Fay Lemish, Donna Kimmel, Maxine Collins, and Betty Mote. Funeral April 6 at Sheets & Childs Funeral home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ^ 4-4-2011
Kimmell Adam died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Haas, in this village on Oct. 16, 1872, aged 80 years, 6 months and 23 days. He was born March 22, 1792 in Lancaster County, Pa. He became a soldier of this country in the War of 1812. At his death he was a pensioner under the Act of 187?. After the war he resided for a short time in Union County, Pa., whence he removed in the year 1816 and settled as one of the pioneers in Stark County, Ohio. There he resided for thirty-six years; and in May 1852 removed to Noble County, Indiana and settled in Albion. He was twice married - his first wife dying without issue. His second wife died 27 years ago, leaving six children, of whom all but Lucinda who was the wife of George Cosper, are now living. They are Mrs. Eliza Haas of Albion, Joseph C. of Jefferson Twp, Adam J., postmaster at Albion, Manias H. of Jefferson, and William F., clerk of Polk County, Nebraska. He was next to the oldest man in Albion. Albion New Era 10-31-1872
Kimmell Adam J died at the residence of his son, Frank, in Albion, Dec. 31, 1893. He was born in Canton, Ohio, Jan. 17, 1830. His age was 63 years, 9 months and 14 days.  His father, Adam Kimmell, was a soldier in the war of 1812. By trade, he was a tailor, which he followed upon first coming to Indiana, subsequently engaging in the grocery, dry goods, hardware and merchant tailoring and ready made clothing trade. In 1870 he was appointed postmaster of Albion; and served 9 years during which period he was also engaged in the grocery businss. He served as township trustee two years and was a member of the Masonic order. He married in June 1853 to Ann Edwards, a daughter of Alexis Edwards, who came from Morrow County, Ohio in 1848 and who preceeds him to the grave. Funeral today at the residence of his son. Contributed by Judy Richter
Kimmell Agnes M, 80, died Wednesday in Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen. She was born Sept. 28, 1907 in Lieterford. On July 16, 1939 in Rochester she married Thomas A. Kimmell who died April 25, 1984. She had lived in Goshen since 1946. Her only survivors are two sisters-in-law, Geneva Kimmell and Retta Geiger, both of Kendallville; and a grandson, Scott David Kimmell serving with the U. S. Army in Korea. Services Saturday in Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. + 9-14-1988
Kimmell Albinus died suddenly in Denver. He was a former Albion boy. Surviving are the widow, Clara Hardenbrook, also a former Albion girl, two daughters and two sons by a first marriage, including Mrs. John L. Prickett of Albion. For many years he has been a civil engineer for the Department of the Interior. + 12-?-1941
Kimmell Alan, 85, died April 26, 2003 at his home. He was a member of Ligonier Elks Lodge 451 and treasurer of the Sparta Cemetery Association. He was born in Kimmell Aug. 19, 1917 to Claude and Hannah (Kiester) Kimmell. He married Helen Spurgeon Oct. 16, 1941 in Ligonier. She survives. His sister, Anna May Brown, died in Dec. 2002. Graveside services Wednesday in Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-28-2003
Kimmell Carrie, 46, died at Lakeside Hospital Sunday from spinal meningitis. Born in Allen Twp the daughter of John and Paulina Kimmell, she and her family moved to Kendallville several years ago. About a year ago she purchased a millinery business. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the Women’s Benefit Association. She has no immediate relatives, her father preceding her in death about 13 years ago and her mother died 4 years ago. Private funeral services Tuesday at Irwin & Reyer funeral parlors + 9-?-1930
Kimmell Chester V, 72, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., retired Allen County agricultural extension agent, died of a heart attack last Wednesday aboard a cruise ship in the Panama Canal area where he and his wife, Miriam, had been vacationing. Born near Ligonier, he was a 1924 graduate of Purdue University. He did vocational agriculture work most of his life. He was a former trustee of Memorial Coliseum and had been a member of Fort Wayne Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Allen County Farm Bureau and the YMCA. Private services in Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. + 1-?-1974
Kimmell Claude, 92, R. 1, died Monday at the Luckey Nursing Home, Wolf Lake, of a heart ailment. He was born June 24, 1879 in Noble County to Orlando and Jane (White) Kimmell and was married in 1909 to Hannah Kiester. She died in 1969. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter L. (Anna May) Brown, Chicago; one son, Alan, R. 1; and four grandchildren. Services Thursday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Kimmell Clinton N, about 59, died at his Kendallville home June 7 following a heart attack while watching boxing on television. He went to Kendallville from Albion where he was born April 18, 1893 and was a railway express clerk on the NYC Railroad between Chicago and Cleveland for many years. Surviving are four nephews, Dale, Earl and Ralph Kimmell, all of Kendallville, and Norman Kimmell of Fort Wayne; and a niece, Mrs. Flossie Johnson of Fort Wayne. His wife died in Oct. 1945. He was a member of Kendallville Aerie 985 FOE, BPOE and Lodge 1301 LOOM, and Tri-County Council of Indiana Fraternal and Social Societies. Funeral Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1952
Kimmell Dale L, 69, apparently fell, broke his hip and froze to death, or had a heart attack, as his body was found in his front yard Sunday morning by a newspaper boy. He was born in Kendallville June 17, 1914, the son of Elton and Ola (Diehm) Kimmell. He married Josephine Sawyer in Kendallville Dec. 21, 1941. She died March 22, 1974. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was a member of the Elks Club 1194 and the Kendallville Moose Lodge. He had worked for Koons Market about 35 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Maryjo) Payne, Decatur, Ill.; a son, Tom S., R. 3, Kendallville; a brother, Ralph "Sparky" of Kendallville; one grandchild and three step-grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-29-1983 + 12-24-1983
Kimmell Eddie A, 2 ½ year old (b. 3-25-1962) son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kimmell of R. 1, Ligonier, died Sept. 18, 1964 at Linville Hospital in Columbia City. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Tamela; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tucker of R. 2, Albion, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kimmell of Wawaka. Funeral was Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1964
Kimmell Elton, 58, a resident of Kendallville 38 years, died June 11 at his home from heart trouble and complications. While in his adolescent years he lost both legs west of the B&O elevators here while getting off a passenger train. Born Aug. 5, 1884 in Albion, he was the son of Norman and Emily Kimmell. In 1910 he moved to Kendallville. March 14, 1914 he married Ola Diehm at Albion. They had three sons, Ralph and Dale of Kendallville, and Cpl. Earl who is stationed at Mobile, Ala. Surviving are the wife and sons; a brother, Clinton of this city; a grandson, Eddie Lee. A brother, Ernest of Fort Wayne, died in March. + 6-?-1943
Kimmell Emeline B died at her home Aug. 15, 1904, aged 62 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was born in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1842 to David and Catherine Bucher. She came with her parents to Noble County in 1845 and settled in Jefferson Twp. She has resided continuously in Jefferson Twp and Albion since that time. She married Manias H. Kimmell April 1, 1860, and they had three children, Dora E., Irene E., and Grant A. She became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of this city in 1856. She was a charter member of Prentiss Chapter OES of this city. She leaves a husband, two daughters, one son, one sister, Mrs. M. A. Bassett. Obsequies will be at the residence this afternoon. + 8-?-1904
Kimmell Emma of Garrett, former resident of this city and a native of Noble County, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. Funeral will be Wednesday from the Garrett Presbyterian Church. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. She submitted to a major operation Saturday. She and her husband moved to Garrett 14 years ago. She was born Oct. 26, 1893 in Green Twp. Surviving are the husband, A. N. Kimmell; 5 children, Helen, Lawrence, Howard and Richard at home, and Robert of this city; the mother, Mrs. Ellen Knott; 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Claxton, Garrett, and Mrs. Hiram Fee, Auburn; and a brother, William Knott of Garrett. ^ 4-10-1934
Kimmell Emma, 68, living 4 ½ miles east of Wawaka, died Jan. 8 after an illness of five years. She was born in Noble County March 16, 1867, the daughter of John and Comfort Ward. Surviving are the husband, John, and one son, Paul of Wolcottville. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1935
Kimmell Emma J was born near Albion in 1869, the daughter of Charles and Mary Henderson. She died at the home of her son, Elza at Toledo on Feb. 26, 1938, being more than 68 year of age. One daughter, Gladys and one son, Wilbur, are deceased. She is survived by the son, Elza; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Ed Feightner of near Albion. + 3-?-1938
Kimmell Geneva Christenia, 93, of Fort Wayne, died May 6, 2009 in The Towne House, Fort Wayne. A graduate of Ball State University, she was a teacher for 40 years, retiring in 1978. She taught second grade in Kendallville 1943-1978. She was a member o First Presbyterian Church. She was born Aug. 7, 1915 in Wolf Lake to Henry and Maude (Thomas) Kimmell. She was preceded in death by a sister, Retta Geiger in 1996; and a brother, Thomas Kimmell in 1984. Funeral May 11 at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 5-8-2009
Kimmell Gertie, 44, died Sunday in Milwaukee, Wis. of a kidney infection. She was born in Washington Twp. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Keslar Beers of Etna Twp; and two brothers, Huber Dobbin of Kendallville and Morris Dobbin of Corunna. Her husband died in 1922. Funeral Thursday at the Sparta Church. + 5-?-1941
Kimmell Grant, about 25, son of Manias Kimmell of York Twp, was found lying in the barn of John Long with whom he lived. The face was buried in a pile of wheat and life was extinct. A strong smell of carbolic acid pervaded the place but no bottle could be found. It is presumed the death was suicide by means of carbolic acid. He was unmarried. Funeral at Sparta Church Sept 4. ^ 8-31-1894
Kimmell Hannah, 91, R. 1, Kimmell, died Tuesday in Whitley County Hospital. Born Oct. 11, 1878 in Noble County, she lived her entire lifetime in the Kimmell area. She was married in August 1909 to Claude Kimmell. Surviving are her husband; a son, Alan, Kimmell; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Anna May) Brown, Chicago; and four grandchildren. Services last Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1970
Kimmell Helen S, 85, died Dec. 25, 2003 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She had been office manager for All Metal Products and Sprunger Brothers. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was born May 10, 1918 in Ligonier to Ralph and Gladys (Bowser) Spurgeon. She married Alan Kimmell on Oct. 16, 1941 in Ligonier. He died April 26, 2003. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Tom Spurgeon. Graveside services Monday in Sparta Cemetery. ^ 12-28-2003
Kimmell Henry Irving, 67, farmer of Noble Twp, died Monday due to complications. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a charter member of the Knights of Pythias, both of Wolf Lake. He is survived by his wife, Maude; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Geiger, member of the Albion teaching staff, and Geneva; one son, Thomas; one sister, Mrs. Florence Seymoure; four brothers, Sam, Arthur, William and James. Funeral Wednesday from the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 11-?-1936
Kimmell Hilda C, 61, 432 Pleasant St., died Saturday of a heart attack at the home of her sister at 613 E. Diamond St. She was born Aug. 21, 1910 in Auburn to Clarence and Wilberette (Williams) Conard and was married March 7, 1942 to Earl L. Kimmell. He died in 1962. She came to Kendallville from Auburn in 1911 and was a member of First Christian Church and Ti Kappa Sorority. Surviving are two sisters, Corinne and Marjorie, and a brother, Sheldon, all Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1972
Kimmell James S, about 85, (b. 2-23-1873) a native and lifelong resident of Noble County, was found dead July 21, 1958 in a bean patch at his home near Wilmot. He suffered a heart attack. He is survived by the widow, Lillie; one son, Howard G. of Fort Wayne; a foster daughter, Mrs. Voneta Bair of LaPorte; a granddaughter; and two brothers, Arthur of West Lafayette, and S. C. of Wolf Lake. Funeral this afternoon at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1958
Kimmell Jane, wife of J. C. Kimmell of Jefferson Twp died July 13 from an attack of heart disease. She was born in Stark County, Ohio, April 22, 1830, and came to Noble County with her family in July 1849. + 7-13-1885
Kimmell Joanne F, 61, died Sunday in Whitley County Hospital. She was born south of Albion on June 7, 1937 to Harry and Pauline (Gaff) Tucker. On Dec. 5, 1959 she married Frank A. Kimmell. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1956. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Rob and Tamela Hammond of Orlando, Fla.; 4 sisters, Harriet Tucker of Albion, Betty Tucker and Linda Richey of Ligonier and Joy Peterson of Albion. She was preceded in death by a son, Eddie and a daughter, Theresa. Services Wednesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-7-1999
Kimmell John P, 44, died Dec. 7, 1991 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville March 9, 1947 to Paul W. and Veda P. (Grunden) Kimmell. On June 15, 1968 in Noble County he married Linda Kaye Welch. He had been a highway construction worker for Reith Riley, Hipskind and S.E. Johnson companies. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Rome City, Moose Lodge in Albion and Local 13 union. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, April; 4 sons, William of Albion, Matthew, Frank and Jarren at home; 8 sisters, Betty Smith and Beatrice Bahls of Kendallville, Sharon Karlstadt of Bryan, Ohio, Sandra Groves and Phyllis Cole of Albion, Lavorna Fulk of Rome City, Ola Crain of Elkhart and Gloria Kimmell of Wawaka; 2 brothers, Cecil and Frank of Columbia City. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-7-1991
Kimmell Joseph, father of O. Kimmel of York Twp, died at the residence of his son March 15. He had reached the age of 84 years, 3 months and 17 days. ^ 3-25-1887
Kimmell Joseph "Joe", 78, died Thursday in Shorehan Nursing Home, St. Joseph, Mich. Born Oct. 25, 1898 in Ligonier, he was the son of Joseph and Lena (Keehn) Kimmell. He married Louise Moore who preceded him in death. He was a retired business manager of Associates Financial Services in Lansing, Mich. His brother, the late Chet Kimmell, was a former Noble and Allen County agent. He was a member of Church of Christ and Ligonier Elks Lodge. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Andrews, Benton Harbor, Mich., and Mrs. Mildred Rex, Chicago, Ill. Funeral Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-5-1977
Kimmell Joseph C died at his home in Ligonier last Wednesday following a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered while driving his car on the evening of March 26. He was born near Brimfield on April 28, 1872, the son of the late Cyrus and Ellen Kimmell. He was educated in Noble County schools and spent almost his entire life in this community. He was treasurer of the Democratic county organization. In 1908 he was elected to the State Legislature and served one term in that office. In 1911 he was elected Noble County auditor, occupying that office for four years. In 1915 he was appointed deputy state treasurer. He was an active worker in the Christian Church. He organized Kimmell Realty Co. in Ligonier about ten years ago. Surviving are the widow, Lena (Keehn); four children, Joseph K., Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Harriet Andrews, Ligonier, Mrs. Mildred Rex, Chicago, and C. V., Fort Wayne; and a half-brother, Robert Earnhart of Ligonier. Funeral Saturday from the Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1936
Kimmell Josephine S, 64, was born Nov. 12, 1909 in Albion to Willis E. and Margaret M. (Funk) Sawyer and had lived in Kendallville 63 years. She was a teacher of art and music for 36 years and retired last spring from the East Noble School’s Central Middle School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Beta Association unit of Tri Kappa, Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, Lady Elks Past Presidents Club and the National Retired Teachers Association. She died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband, Dale L.; two children, Mrs. Larry (Maryjo) Payne, Decatur, Ill., and Tom, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Wendell (Maryjane) Jollief, Kendallville. Services March 26 in the Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-28-1974 + 3-?-1974
Kimmell Lena, widow of the late Joseph C. Kimmell, of Ligonier, former Democratic auditor of Noble County and resident of Albion, died May 25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Andrews in Ligonier. Funeral Friday at the Andrews home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1943
Kimmell Lillian, 77, died April 9 at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, of pneumonia. She was a lifelong resident of York Twp and the daughter of the late Orlando Kimmell. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Thella K. Beck, and Mrs. E. P. Eagles of Albion; two brothers, Morton and Claude of York Twp. Funeral at the residence Tuesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1939
Kimmell Lillie, 82, (b. 7-12-1876) died March 5, 1959 in the nursing home near Albion. She had previously lived near Pierceton. Surviving are a son, Howard G. of Fort Wayne; a foster daughter, Mrs. Clifton Bair of LaPorte; and one grandchild. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1959
Kimmell Luella B, 94, of Denver died at the home of her daughter Nov. 15. She had lived in Denver since 1920 when she came here with her husband and young son. She was married to Anthony C. Kimmell of Albion, Ind. at Bascom, Ohio on June 15, 1915. He died in 1942. She was born in Albion on April 9, 1889, the daughter of Elmer E. and Amanda E. Frazure Prickett. She came to love the writing business when she grew up in the newspaper office of her father and grandfather, J. P. Prickett who purchased the Albion New Era in 1876 and operated it until 1896. She continued to write historical interest items until a few months before her illness. She is survived by her son, Arnold C. of Denver; a daughter, Eleanor Roubique of Arvada; five grandchildren. She served as national magazine chairman of the national PTO. + 11-15-1983
Kimmell Margaret G, wife of Oliver, died Dec. 22, 1872 in this place of dropsy of the heart. She was the daughter of William and Martha Galbreath, in the 23rd year of her age. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. National Banner, Ligonier, Jan. 1, 1873 Contributed by Judy Richter.
Kimmell Mary Edith, daughter of John Kimmell, was born April 3, 1882; died August 15, 1898, aged 16 years, 4 months, 12 days of consumption. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church yesterday. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 8-18-1898
Kimmell Maude M, 81, was born Oct. 11, 1877 in Jefferson Twp. A former resident of Wolf Lake, she had resided in Kendallville since 1943. Surviving are two daughters, Geneva, Kendallville, Mrs. Fred Geiger, Ligonier; a son, Thomas H., Goshen; one grandchild; a sister, Mrs. A. J. Kimmell, West Lafayette; and two brothers, Paul Thomas, Kimmell, and Cecil Thomas, Fort Wayne. Funeral Tuesday from Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. + 1-?-1959
Kimmell Melvin A was born May 27, 1900 and died March 1, 1955. Services at Bonham & Miser’s March 4. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1955
Kimmell Morton, 88, who formerly resided south of Kimmell, died Sunday at Kilgore Nursing Home at Pierceton. He was born Sept. 20, 1872, the son of Orlando and Jane Kimmell, and was a lifetime resident of the Kimmell area. He was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge. Surviving are a brother, Claude of near Kimmell. Funeral at Ligonier Wednesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1961
Kimmell Nelta Jean, 53, 265 Sheridan St., died Friday in her home of a heart attack. She was born Nov. 19, 1920 to Ralph E. and Leo V. (Wise) Nickerson. She married Ralph E. Kimmell Dec. 31, 1936 in Kendallville. A lifetime resident of Kendallville, she was a member of Lady Moose, Lady Elks and the Mitchell St. United Methodist Church. Surviving are her mother and her husband; one daughter, Rita Jennings; two sons, Larry and Edward; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Brunkhart, all Kendallville; five grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1974
Kimmell Nona died Tuesday at her home in Lafayette, Ind. She is survived by her husband, Arthur, three sons, and two brothers. She was a former teacher at Wolf Lake and Albion schools. Services will be tomorrow at a Lafayette funeral home with burial at Lafayette. + 12-?-1949
Kimmell Ola A, 92, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Avilla February 7, 1889, the daughter of Chris and Magdalena Diehm. She married Elton Kimmell in 1914 in Albion, and he died in 1942. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. Surviving are two sons, Dale and Ralph, both Kendallville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A son, five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-15-1981 + 10-?-1981
Kimmell Orlando, 86, former member of the state legislature from Noble County, died at his farm home near Kimmell Monday. He was a member of the Indiana State Fair board for a number of years. He is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. E. P. Eagles, Mrs. M. C. Beck of Albion, Mrs. W. A. Shobe of Ligonier, and Mrs. Willis Kinnison of Garden City, Kan., and Lillie at home; 2 sons, Claud and Morton of York Twp. 9-1-1926
Kimmell Paul W, 81, R. 1, Wawaka, died Oct. 12, 1987 in McCray Hospital. Born in Jefferson Twp to John H. and Emma Ward Kimmell, he lived in the Noble County area for 65 years, including 51 years in the Kimmell homestead in Brimfield. April 1, 1928 he married V. Pauline Grunden. He was a retired farmer, a truck driver for Hipskind Asphalt of Fort Wayne for ten years and a school bus driver in Rome City for 14 years. He was also a past member of Moose Lodge 1301, Kendallville, Brimfield Lion’s Club, and Teamsters Union Local 414, Fort Wayne. He is survived by three sons, Cecil W., Columbia City, Frank, Columbia City, and John, Rome City; eight daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Smith, Kendallville, Mrs. Don (Bea) Bahls, Kendallville, Mrs. Richard (Lavorna) Fulk, Rome City, Mrs. Rex (Phyllis) Cole, Albion, Mrs. Jay (Ola) Crain, Elkhart, Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) Groves, Albion, Mrs. Ron (Sharon) Karlstadt, Bryan, Ohio, and Gloria Jean Kimmell, Wawaka; 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-12-1987
Kimmell Ralph E "Sparky", 87, died March 25, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, Fla. He had retired as the superintendent of the Kendallville Water Dept. He was a member of Kendallville Elks Lodge 1194, Moose Lodge and VFW Father's Auxiliary. He was born in Kendallville to Elton and Ola (Diehm) Kimmell. Surviving are his wife, Mildred of Sebring; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Harold Jennings of Kendallville; 2 sons, Edward and Larry of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren, Ron Jennings of Wolcottville and Rhonda Jennings, Rene Cramer, Scott, Doug and Holly Kimmell, Stacy Diaz and Amanda Kimmell of Kendallville; 9 great-grandchildren, Madison, Heather, Logan, Alysa, Bailey, Taylor, Rane, Elizabeth and Austin; and 5 stepsons. His former wife, Nelta (Nickerson) Kimmell, and 2 brothers, Earl and Dale, preceded him in death. Services Monday at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Sebring. ^ 3-26-2005
Kimmell Samuel C, about 82, (b. 3-11-1877) a former cashier of the Wolf Lake Bank and a former school teacher, died May 1, 1959 in Whitley County Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake community and a representative of the Noble County Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. Surviving are a brother, A. J. of West Lafayette; 11 nephews and five nieces. His wife died about 3 years ago. Funeral Sunday in Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1959
Kimmell Theresa Pauline was born Sept. 6, 1960 and died March 17, 1961. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, March 19. Burial Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1961
Kimmell Thomas H of Goshen and a former Noble County resident, died at Goshen Hospital Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, Agnes; a grandson, Scott Kimmell of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Geneva Kimmell of Kendallville; and Mrs. Fred Geiger of Ligonier. A son, David, preceded him in death. Services are pending at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. + 4-25-1984
Kimmell Veda P, 91, died Jan. 15, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. Before retirement, she was a factory worker at Essex Wire in Ligonier. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. She was born June 15, 1911 to Andrew and Grace (Forker) Grunden in Woodruff. She married Paul W. Kimmell on April 21, 1928 in Albion. He died Oct. 13. 1987. Surviving are 8 daughters and 5 sons-in-law, Betty and Richard Smith and Eva Bahls of Kendallville, Lavorna and Richard Fulk of Rome City, Phyllis and Rex Cole of Albion, Ola Crain of Elkhart, Sandra and Jerry Groves of Albion, Sharon and Ron Karlstdt of Ney, Ohio, and Gloria Kimmell of Wawaka; 2 sons, Cecil of Leesburg, Fla., and Frank of Columbia City; 30 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lavorna Strey of Decatur. Also preceding her in death wee 6 grandchildren; a brother, Donald Grunden; a son, John; a son-in-law, Donald Bahls; and a daughter-in-law, Joanne Kimmell. Services today at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-18-2003
Kimmell William F died at Chattanooga, Tenn. Dec. 30, 1891, aged 49 years 8 months and 26 days from grip and lung fever. He was the son of Adam Kimmell and brother of Joseph C., A. J. and M. H. Kimmell, born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio April 6, 1842. Came with his father to Noble County in 1852. He was for many years a resident of Albion. Being in Ohio at the outbreak of the rebellion, he enlisted in an Ohio army 3 years and some months, returning to Albion at the expiration of his term of service. He engaged in the tin and hardware business when in Albion and at one period published a paper here. This was in 1866. About 1870 he went to Nebraska where he founded the town of Osceola, started a newspaper and was elected the first county clerk of the new county. He was afterward state senator for the district of his residence. Later he accepted an Indian agency and was storekeeper for the government. His last public employment was assistant superintendent of the national cemetery at Chattanooga. Four sons survive. His wife, a daughter of William Crispell, deceased, died several years ago and was buried in Nebraska. Noble Co Democrat 1-6-1892
Kimmerly Fred G, 80, died April 3, 2001 at home. He was a past president of Rome City Town Council and a member of Rome City United Methodist Church, Lions Club and Teamsters 414. He was born Aug. 17, 1920 in Fort Wayne to Montey and Winnie (Noel) Kimmerly. On April 15, 1972 in Rome City he married Geraldine (Burton) Garton. Surviving are his wife; a son, Fred Jr. of Fort Wayne; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Earl Coe of Wabash; a stepson; a sister, Mildred Crist of Fort Wayne; 2 half sisters and a half-brother-in-law, Marilyn Roush and Sharon and Jack Capatina of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Twin sons, 4 half-sisters and a half-brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-5-2001
Kimmerly Geraldine L, 91, of Kendallville and formerly of Rome City, died March 4, 2012. in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Rome City American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary. She was born April 28, 1920 in Fort Wayne to Clyde A. and Blanche (Dudley) Burton. She married Wayne T. Garton Sr. He preceded her in death. She was also married to Fred G. Kimmerly Sr., and he preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sandra Boyles of Rome City and Kathleen Blotkamp of Rome City; a son, Wayne T. (Connie) Garton Jr. of Rome City; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Elizabeth Ann Zurbrick and Kathryn L. Layton; and a brother, Clyde Burton Jr. Funeral March 8, 2012 in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-6-2012
Kimpel Arthur H, 78, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville Dec. 18, 1918 to William and Edna (Reichard) Kimpel. On June 30, 1946 in Kendallville he married Joyce Hovarter. He retired in 1984 as a maintenance worker for Kraft Foods after 44 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Mark of Westfield; 3 sisters, Ruth Hons of Fort Myers, Fla., Dorothy Drake of Terre Haute, and Helen Neidig of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Paul and Earl of Kendallville; and a grandson, Joshua Kimpel of Westfield. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Carl and Martin; and a sister, Pauline Stewart. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-26-1997
Kimpel Carl, 60, died Aug. 20, 1990 in his rural Hudson home. He was born in Kendallville Feb. 2, 1930, the son of William and Edna (Reichard) Kimpel. Surviving are 3 sisters, Helen Reidig of Ashley, Ruth Hons of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and Dorothy Drake of Terre Haute; and 3 brothers, Art, Earl and Paul of Kendallville. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-29-1990
Kimpel Edna F, 81, died Tuesday in Lutheran Home where she resided. Born in Kendallville March 29, 1896, she was the daughter of John and Anna (Fritz) Reichard. She married William Kimpel, who died in Nov. 1944. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) Hons, Kendallville, Mrs. Larry (Dorothy) Drake, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Roy (Helen) Neidig, Ashley; five sons, Arthur, Paul, Carl and Earl of Kendallville, and Martin of Chelan, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Edith) Edward, Fort Wayne; one brother, Harold, Wawaka; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1978
Kimpel Kathleen Joan, 81, Angola, died Dec. 26, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Auburn to Leslie and Myrtle (Vaughn) Robbins. She married Lowell H. Kimpel on Oct. 27, 1937 in Garrett. She retired from Scott's Food Store in Angola in 2001 and had also worked at Excello in Angola. She was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Carl Root of Kendallville, Deborah and James Kaough of Wolcottville and Carolyn and Rick Moore of Kendallville; 5 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Judy, Robert and Mary, David and Diane of LaGrange, John and Wendy of Warsaw, Larry and Rosita of Orlando, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann; and a sister, Roslie Thomas. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 12-28-2002
Kimpel Martin died March 4 in Chelan, Wash. A resident of Kendallville until 1954 when he moved to Chelan, he suffered a heart attack. He was born Oct. 31, 1927 in Kendallville, a son of William and Edna (Reichard) Kimpel. Surviving are the widow, the former Patsy Lehner; a son and daughter in Gresham Ore.; four brothers, Arthur, Paul, Carl and Earl of Kendallville; and three sisters, Ruth Hons of Kendallville, Dorothy Drake, Terre Haute, and Helen Neidig, Ashley. Services and burial were Wednesday in Chelan. + 3-?-1979
Kimpel Paul H, 89, of Kendallville, died June 15, 2012, at the V.A. Hospital in Marion, Indiana. He was born in Kendallville on June 13, 1923. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1941 and entered the U. S. Army during WWII. He worked at Puritan Ice Cream in Kendallville for 40 plus years before retiring in 1986. He had a lawn mowing business in Kendallville for many years. He married Bernita Louise Brock on July 12, 1985, in Hawaii. He was a member of the American Legion Post 86 of Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; 3 sons, Gary Kimpel of Kendallville, Ralph and Cathy Oberholtzer of Churubusco, and Joseph Oberholtzer of Fort Wayne; 4 daughters, Nancy and Don Frisby of Port Charlotte, Florida, Sandra and Bill Kumfer of Estero, Florida, Carol Erpelding of Cape Coral, Florida, Cindy Reader of Fort Wayne; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl Kimpel of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by brothers, Art and Carl Kimpel, and 3 sisters. Graveside services and burial with military honors will also be Wednesday at Lake View Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Kendallville VFW Post #2749 and Rome City American Legion Post #381. ^ 6-19-2012
Kincade Leslie, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kincade of Prospect Avenue, died last evening of self-intoxication or poisoning arising from within the body. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at the home of M. D. Gee, and the body will be taken to Butler, and then taken overland fifteen miles in the country for burial. Kendallville Standard 7-2-1908
Kind Louisa Maria Dorothea nee Heidel was born in Knese, Gadebusch, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, April 1821. About 6 years ago her husband died. She died Dec. 24, 1904 at her daughter’s home, Mrs. Bierwagon, at Ashley, where she had been on a visit. Since the death of her husband she made her home with her son, Charles Kent. She was married to Karl Kind in 1852. They were blessed with 4 children. In 1854 they came to this country and settled in the neighborhood of Kendallville. In the same year she joined the German Methodist Episcopal Church. Two daughters and 2 sons and 11 grandchildren mourn their loss. ^ 1-6-1905
Kinerk Gertrude M, 84, Avilla, died February 9, 2003. She was born in Fort Wayne October 13, 1918 to Fred and Elizabeth (Knoepher) Nahrwold. She married Merle Kinerk November 16, 1939 in Franklin County. He died in November 1969. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sue Kinerk of Wolcottville; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Don Gienger of Kendallville, and Patricia and James Fortman and Judy and Guy Hillegass, all of Avilla; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Nahrwold of Fort Wayne. Preceding her in death were a sister, Dorothy Nahrwold; a brother, Ted Nahrwold; and one great-grandchild. A homemaker, she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Avilla Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Services at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 2-20-2003
Kinerk Merle F, 65, 408 Van Scoyoc St., died Tuesday in the McCray Hospital. He was owner and operator of Kinerk’s Sinclair Service Station in Avilla. Born Sept. 8, 1904, he was the son of Stephen and Flora (Swank) Kinerk. He was married to Gertrude Nahrwold on Nov. 16, 1939 and came to Avilla from Decatur, Ind. in 1956. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Decatur. Surviving in addition to the wife are one son, Steve, R. 2, Kendallville; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Donna) Gienger, Avilla, Mrs. James (Pat) Fortman, R. 2, Avilla, and Judy, at home; one brother, Marion, Fort Wayne; and one sister, Mrs. Earl (Lucile) Castatter, Fremont, Ind.; eight grandchildren. Services at the funeral home Friday. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 11-27-1969 + 11-?-1969
King Alberta E, 91, died Dec. 10, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born July 3, 1918 in Lakeville, Indiana, the daughter of William and Rosa (Sahli) Berger. She married Orva King on Dec. 29, 1939 in Woodland. He died on Feb. 6, 2006. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Dewaine and Julia King of Wolcottville, David and Debra King of Avilla and Dennis and Diane King of Albion; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a brother, Harold. Funeral Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 12-12-2009
King Alta K, 86, formerly of R. 3, Kendallville, died today in Whitley County Hospital. Born in Gas City Oct. 5, 1902, she was the daughter of Silas and Elsie (Larmore) Gordon. On Feb. 25, 1922 in Churubusco, she married Frank G. King, who died in Jan. 1979. She had lived with her daughter in Columbia City the past 5 ½ years. She was a member of Kendallville Nazarene Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Dorothy) Coverstone, R. 3, Columbia City; two sisters, Bernice Montgomery and Mabel Binkley, both Fort Wayne; two brothers, Walter of Garrett and Elton of Fla.; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, H. Lee, died in July 1983; and a brother, Milton, also preceded her in death. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-3-1988
King Ann C, 80, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died March 3, 1988 at South Bend Hospital. She was born in Vandalia, Mo., Oct. 9, 1907, the daughter of Joe S. and Imo (Antrim) Chaudoin. On Oct. 31, 1975 in Elizabethtown, Ky., she married Paul S. King, who died in 1977. She had lived in the area 29 years, coming from Angola. She had been a clerk at Rogers Drug Store in Angola and was a member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church and OES Chapter 78, Angola. Surviving are two sisters, Elida Harmon of South Bend, and Jean Winzeler of Lansing, Mich. One son, Forrest A., and one half-brother, Ralph Whitehead, preceded her in death. Services at Woodruff Grove Church Sunday. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery, Angola. + 3-3-1988
King Arthur L, eldest son of Arthur L King of this place, died Sunday at his home in Fort Wayne of tuberculosis. ~ 8-8-1895
King Benjamin F, 77, (b. 12-1-1868) a farmer living northwest of Wawaka, was fatally injured Aug. 13, 1946 at a NYC Railroad crossing. His car was completely demolished. He is survived by five children, Mrs. Anna Frick of Wawaka, Mrs. A. C. Carson of Redlands, Calif., Mrs. Roy Reidenbach of St. Joe, Ind., Mrs. F. C. Preston of Elkhart, and Robert King of Marshall, Mich.; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Frick of Wawaka. Funeral today at Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1946
King Bertha, 93, 902 S. Cavin St., died Monday at her residence. She was born Nov. 25, 1878 in Leipsic, Ohio, the daughter of William J. and Louisa (Hollabaugh) McConnell, and was married in 1900 in Whitley County to Volnie W. King, who died in 1966. She was a Ligonier resident 50 years, moving from Whitley County. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a charter member of Perry Twp Extension Homemakers. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William (Lucille) Rhinehart, Mrs. Adrian (Louisa) Biddle, and Mrs. Sam (Mary) Patton, all Ligonier, and Mrs. Evelyn Rimmel, Albion; two sons, Clayton, Cheraw, S.C., and Isaac, Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ort, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. + 1-?-1972
King Carl, 65, died at his R. 4, Albion home August 18, 1964. He was born Sept. 16, 1898 and had lived in Noble County since he was one year old. He was employed in the machine shop of the Noble County Co-op. He is survived by his wife, Laverne; eight daughters, Nancy of Albion, Mrs. Diane Waggoner of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Devota Bolen of LaGrange, Mrs. Irene Roy of Crown Point, Mrs. Ardith Keister of Wolcottville, Mrs. Delores Rusk of Patterson AFB, Fla., Mrs. Edith Maddex of Hicksville, Ohio, and Mrs. Hilda Lensky of Coldwater, Mich.; five sons, Harold of Kendallville, Eldon of Iowa, Glenn of Kimmell, and Lowell and Dalles of Albion; ten stepchildren; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Egolf of Columbia City, and 24 grandchildren. Services today at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1964 + 8-?-1964
King Catharine (Low) was born May 14, 1803 in Orange County, New York, and died Dec. 14, 1883 at her home in Swan where her husband first settled in 1837. In March 1824 she married Hiram King, who died April 24, 1864, since which time she remained a widow. She was the mother of 6 children, 4 of whom survive her. + 12-14-1883 ^ 12-21-1883
King Clarence, 74, of Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange died Friday at the nursing facility. He was born Jan. 20, 1911 in Noble County to William and Maude (Gillespie) King. He was retired from Grossman’s Hardware in Wolcottville. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Branning of Fort Wayne and two grandchildren. Services today at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 1-?-1986
King Cora Susan, 400 S. York, Albion, died this morning (d. 7-14-1976) at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1891 in Bays, Ky. to Shada and Letuce (White) Marshal. She married James King Aug. 20, 1908 in Skye, Ky. He died in Sept. 1971. She was a resident of Albion since 1970 when she moved there from Ohio. She was a member of United Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Etta Landis, Albion; four sons, Orva, Albion, Lawson, St. Louisville, Ohio, Kenneth, Greenville, Pa., William, Willard, Ohio; one brother, Grant, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. One son, Kelly, five brothers and five sisters preceded her in death. Funeral July 16 at North Broadway United Baptist Church, Shelby, Ohio. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth, Ohio. + 7-?-1976
King Cynthia Lynn, daughter of Dewaine D. and Patricia Ann (Lundy) King of Corunna was stillborn Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Additional survivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Lundy, Cree Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Orva King, York St., Albion; and two stepbrothers, Randy, 9, and Ryan, 7, at home. Prayer services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 3-27-1969
King Dalles, 79, of Albion, died February 18, 2004 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born June 23, 1924 in Green Twp, a son of Carl A. and Lottie May (Budd) King. On November 1, 1947 in Albion he married Claudine Baker. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Jim Knafel of Albion; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis and Sandra King of Albion, and Gary King of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Shirley of Avilla, Lowell and Hazel of Auburn, and Harold and Dolores of Bonita Springs, Fla.; 7 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Hilda Linskey, Edith Maddex, Delores and Perry Rusk, Irene Roy, Ardith and Ronnie Keister, Diane and Terry Matthews, and Nancy Blaskie of Fort Wayne; a sister-in-law, Esther King; grandchildren, Terry, Brian and Kevin Knafel, Brenda Jarrell, Nicole Smith, Augusta and Adam Bennett, Brent, Angela and Justin King; and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a sister, Devota Bolen; and a brother, Eldon King. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II and was in the first LST to invade Omaha Beach in Normandy. He received a Purple Heart for the English Channel engagement. He was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion; a welder and mechanic, had been self-employed for 21 years; had worked 17 years for Farm Bureau Co-op and 13 years for McClure Implement. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 246. ~ 2-26-2004
King David, 83, a farmer and Civil War veteran of Noble County and the oldest Knight Templar in that county, died at his home in Green Twp last Tuesday following a two-years’ illness of complications. He was born in Ohio Feb. 11, 1841. On Oct. 11, 1883 he married Elnora Ott of Noble County, who survives, with one foster son, Carl King, who resides on his father’s farm. Other surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Henderson of North Manchester, and Mrs. Jane Covert of Calif. Services at Christian Chapel, of which he was a member, Friday. Burial in the church cemetery. + 6-?-1924
King Elden B (See Margaruitte Leiter) (b. 3-8-1914 - d. 11-20-1955). Surviving him are the widow, Helen; two sons, Paul and Jerry, and two daughters, Janet and Mary Grace, all at home; his mother, Grace; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Foster, Albion and Mrs. David Britton, Ashtabula, O., and a brother, Donald, West Lafayette. Funeral Wednesday in the Albion Methodist Church. Burial, Wright Cemetery. ~ 11-24-1955 + 11-?-1955
King Eldon D, 60, Noble County native, died Tuesday at his Davenport, Iowa residence. Born Nov. 2, 1922 in Green Twp, he was the son of Carl A. and Lottie (Budd) King. On May 1, 1948 in Fort Wayne, he married Esther Longsworth. He grew up in the Albion area and was an employee of Levin & Sons in Fort Wayne until moving 20 years ago to Bettendorf, Iowa, where he was employed by Reliable Auto Parts. He was a Navy veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Karla Kay) Vanisocher of Monroe, Mich.; eight sisters, Mrs. Carlton (Hilda) Lensky of Coldwater, Mich., Mrs. Roy (Edith) Maddex of Hicksville, Ohio, Mrs. Terry (Delores) Rusk of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Harold (Irene) Roy of Merrillville, Mrs. Ronald (Ardith) Keister of Wolcottville, Devota Bolen of Shipshewana, Mrs. Terry (Dianne) Matthews of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. James (Nancy) Blaskie of Cree Lake, Kendallville; four brothers, Lowell of Auburn, Harold of Cree Lake, Dalles of Albion and Glenn of Kimmell; and a granddaughter, Nicole. Services will be Friday at Weerts-Hill and Fredricks Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Memorial services pending at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. + 1-25-1983
King Frank G, 77, R. 4, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1901 in Whitley County to James B. and Lesta (Rich) King. On Feb. 25, 1922 he married Alta C. Gordon in Churubusco. He was a member of the Nazarene Church in Kendallville. He had been a resident of the area since 1951 and was employed in farming. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Dorothy) Coverstone, Columbia City; one son, Lee, R. 4, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Sarah J. Straub, Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
King Geraldine M "Jerry", 67, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday (d. 2-8-1986) at St. Joseph Hospital. Born Nov. 13, 1918 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Jacob and Pauline Guenther. On Dec. 31, 1941 in Fort Wayne, she married Joseph O. King, who died 25 years ago. She spent most of her years in Fort Wayne. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Mike (Sally) Iacobelh, Lavonia, Mich., Mrs. Gale (Linda) Herendeen of Columbia City; two brothers, Raymond of Fort Wayne and Kenneth of Albion. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Covington Memorial Park. + 2-8-1986
King Glenn, 87, of Avilla, died December 3, 2013 in the critical care unit of Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in rural Albion on February 24, 1926, to Carl and Lottie Mae (Budd) King. On February 15, 1997, he married Shirley A. Mielke at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. He retired as a maintenance foreman for B & O Railroad. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Avilla American Legion Post #240. Survivors include his wife; 2 stepsons; 2 brothers, Lowell King and Harold King; 6 sisters, Hilda Lensky, Edith Maddex, Irene Roy, Ardith Keister, Diane Matthews and Nancy Blaskie. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie King; 2 brothers, Elden King and Dallas King; and 2 sisters, Devota Bolen and Delores Rusk. Funeral, December 7, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla.  Military rites at the church by American Legion Post #240. Cremation will follow. ^ 12-5-2013
King Gladys M, 66, died Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett. She had been a cook at the Railroad Inn and Shafer’s Restaurant, both of Garrett, and a member of Garrett Eagles Auxiliary. She was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Ari, Ind. to Glen and Wava (Schultz) Zinn. They are deceased. Surviving are three sons, Wayne "Butch" Rowe of Garrett, Donald Rowe of Hamilton and Willis Rowe Jr. of Ontario, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Magginnis of Denville, N.J.; four sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Donley of Kendallville, Mrs. Robert (Eileen) Miller of Butler, Mrs. Jack (Beverly) Riccius and Thelma Zinn, both of Henryetta, Okla.; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Cleo "Mike" Zinn; two sisters, Helda and Inez Zinn; and three grandchildren. Services in McKee-Miles Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-11-1987
King Grace Adele, 64, died Tuesday at her home 4 miles northwest of Wawaka after a short illness with apoplexy. She is survived by her husband, Ben F.; one son, Robert of Marshall, Mich.; and four daughters, Mrs. A. C. Carson of Adon, Wyo., Mrs. Roy Reidenbach of St. Joe, Ind., Mrs. F. C. Peterson of Elkhart, and Mrs. Deanna Frick of Wawaka. Funeral today at the home of her daughter Deanna Frick. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1941
King Grace E, 69, died at the McCray Hospital Monday of injuries incurred in an automobile accident on Feb. 11. She was the first fatality in Noble County in 1960. She was born in York Twp and was a lifelong resident of the Albion area. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Foster of Albion, and Mrs. Donald Britton of Mishawaka; a son, Donald, Lafayette; a brother, Halley Butz, Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + No date
King H Lee, 55, longtime Kendallville Boxing Club coach, succumbed to cancer on the Fourth of July at his residence in Kendallville. He was born in Collins in 1928 and moved from Whitley County to Kendallville in 1951. He devoted nearly 28 years to boxing, while farming on the side. He is credited with establishing the Kendallville Boxing Club in 1954 and 12 other clubs around the area in subsequent years. He served as the state boxing commissioner until 1982. He coached a great number of Golden Gloves and AAU champions and devoted countless hours to training and bussing young boxers all across northeastern Indiana for exhibits, often at his own expense. An official testimonial to his impact occurred Nov. 27, 1982 when Mayor John Riemke proclaimed that date as "Lee King Day" in appreciation of his 27 years of service. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alta (Gordon) King, Kendallville; two sons, James and Bradley, Kendallville; and one sister, Mrs. Dale (Dorothy) Coverstone, Columbia City; and five grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-12-1983
King Hazel W, 69, of Auburn, died Aug. 8, 2009 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Lowell King; children, Dan (Deb) Harper of Albion, Johnny Harper of LaOtto, Michael Harper of Corunna, Wanetta (Scott) Patell of Grabill, Sherry Johnson of Churubusco and Kris (Chuck) Taylor of Garrett; 2 stepchildren; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Cody (Suzy) Schneider and sister, Caroline (Thomas) Carteaux. Preceding her in death were a brother, Christian Schneider and grandchildren Daniel Harper Jr. and Markus Johnson. Service and burial at Woodlawn Cemetery Aug. 15. Churubusco News 8-19-2009
King Herbert, 24, a son of H. L. King of Allen Twp, died of consumption on Tuesday. ^ 10-24-1884
King Hiram L was born in Geauga County, Ohio Oct. 2, 1826. In May 1837, with his parents Hiram and Catharine King, he moved to Noble County, settling in Swan Twp. The trip was made with horse teams and required 17 days. The parents spent the remainder of their lives in Swan Twp. The father died in 1866 and the mother in 1882. They were the parents of 6 children, Mary Ann, wife of the late Edwin Randall of Allen Twp, Hiram L., Ira M., Oliver P., John C., and Jane, wife of John S. Hooper. All with the exception of the latter are now deceased. Hiram L. assisted his father in the development of his farm of 400 acres and remained in the home until his 33rd year. In 1859 he was married to Frances A. Mumford, daughter of a Noble County pioneer. She died in 1864 on the home farm in Allen Twp, leaving 2 children, Herbert H. who died in 1884 at the age of 25, and Nellie F., who became the wife of Howard S. Holmes and died in 1893, aged 32. In 1886 he was again married, this time to Mrs. Margaret Craig, widow of the late W. N. Craig of Allen Twp. They had one daughter, Orpha A.; and this daughter with the wife, 2 grandchildren, Hallad King of Warsaw and Grace Holmes of Alhambra, Calif.; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Daisy Nell Reed, survive. He was a Republican. ^ 10-24-1907
King Irene G, 86, a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett, died there Wednesday. Born in Paint Bank, Va., April 26, 1900, she was the daughter of John and Mollie (Taylor) Rose. On Oct. 10, 1917 in Paint Bank, she married Lawrence O. King, who died Dec. 25, 1972. Prior to moving to Garrett she had resided in Crawley, W. Va. Surviving are two daughters, Velma Burdette of Ligonier and Pearl Walkup of Kendallville; three sons, Charles L. of Ligonier, Herbert of Glen Daniels, W. Va., and Roy of Garrett; a sister, Mable Bradley of Paint Bank; two brothers, Howard of Bristow, Va.; and Roy of Va.; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. One daughter and one brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-14-1987
King Isaac W, 86, of Ligonier, died Dec. 7, 2002 in Oak Leaf Village Nursing Center. He was born Dec. 14, 1915 in Whitley County to Volnie and Bertha (McConnell) King. He married Pearl M. Hershberger on Dec. 27, 1936 in Merriam. She died May 29, 1998. He graduated from Ligonier High School in 1937 and was a member of the Kendallville Church of Christ. He worked as a swimming pool installer, farmer, carpenter and mechanic. Surviving are a sister, Evelyn Rimmel, Niles, Mich. A daughter, Patricia; a brother, Clayton; and 3 sisters, Lucille Rhinehart, Louisa Biddle and Mary Patton, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-8-2002
King James S, 82, died today in McCray Hospital. He was a resident of Willard, Ohio until June when he moved to Albion to live with his son, Orva. He was a retired farmer and civil servant. He was married Aug. 20, 1908 to Susan Marshall. Surviving are his wife; three brothers; four sons including Orva of Albion; and a daughter, Mrs. Etta Kay Landis of Albion. Funeral at North Broadway United Baptist Church in Shelby. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth Ohio. + 9-?-1971
King James Stanley "Pete", 62, died at his home on U. S. 33 northeast of Cromwell Tuesday from a heart attack. He was a retired farmer and had lived in Cromwell for some time, but about a year ago returned to the farm. Surviving are the widow, Jessie; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Virginia Bitner; and two grandchildren. Funeral at L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell this afternoon. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1949
King Jennia M, 74, died Aug. 24, 2012, at DeKalb Health. She had been employed with the Ed Emanual National Stock Dog, at the Eastside High School cafeteria and at the Coffee Cup in Butler. She was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Noble County to Dale and LaVelda (Keller) McCoy. She married Paul E. King on Oct. 13, 1957, in Green Center. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons Kerry King and Larry (Lauren) King, both of Butler; 2 daughters, Rosemary King of St. Joe and Paula (Steve) Shankster of Butler; her mother, LaVelda McCoy of Albion; a brother, Roger (Joan) McCoy of Larwill; a sister, Hermione (Ralph) Stanley of Churubusco; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry King; a granddaughter, Amanda King; and a sister, Dorothy Adams. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Big Run Cemetery. ^ 8-25-2012
King Jessie, 53, of Cromwell, widow of Stanley King, died July 12 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hershel Bitner at Syracuse. Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. John Stump, near Cromwell; two grandchildren; four brothers, Roy, Noah, Cletus and James Stump, all residing near Cromwell; and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Shock and Mrs. Doris Mohler, Syracuse, and Mrs. Roy Coy near Cromwell. Services Tuesday at the Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1952
King Jessie, 78, died Monday in Parkview Hospital. She had lived in Fort Wayne 18 years. A native of Noble County, she had worked as a kitchen employee at Parkview for 20 years. She was a sister of Harley Ott, Avilla. Burial in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Huntington. ~ 1-10-1980 + 1-?-1980
King Julia A, 66, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died Wednesday at McCray Hospital. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. Jan. 2, 1917. On June 16, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio, she married Robert E. King. She was secretary and assistant treasurer of Western Press in Cleveland and was a member of Dendarah Court No. 10, Toledo. Surviving are her husband; her father, John Wilcyak; a daughter, Nancy Grange of Buffalo; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Niemiec of Cleveland; a sister, Jean Morrison of Buffalo; two brothers, John Wilcyak of Buffalo and Stanley Wilcyak of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sept. 21 in Bohn Chapel, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 9-14-1983
King Krystal Kay, 7, died Tuesday in a house fire. She was born July 19, 1988 in Kendallville to Carl G. and Kathay (Alabran) King. Surviving are her parents; a sister, Elizabeth, and a brother, Kenneth; grandparents, Augusta King and Kenneth King of Greenville, Pa., Fulbert Alabran of Greenville; and great-grandmother, Leona Williams of Greenville. Funeral Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-7-1995
King Laura L died Feb. 17, 2001 at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, Mich. She was born Oct. 5, 1960 in Kendallville to William and Dixie (Savoie) Mawhorter. On July 28, 1984 she married Randy King. She was a self-employed carpet installer. She was preceded in death by her mother and a stepfather. Surviving are her husband of Grayling; a daughter ,April; her father and stepmother of Albion; a grandmother, Ina Mawhorter of Albion; 2 sisters, Sandy Ellet of Wolf Lake and Penny Turner of Syracuse; a brother, Tony Mawhorter of Albion; a half-sister, Paula Layne of Syracuse; a stepsister and a stepbrother. Funeral Feb. 22 at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Cremation will follow. ^ 2-21-2001
King Lavanna G "Bonnie", 64, died Monday in Kendallville Manor. She was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Kendallville to Albert A. and Elsie (Kuhn) Browand. On June 9, 1950 in Kendallville she married Glenn King. She was a member of Kimmell Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 246 in Albion. Survivors include her husband; 4 sisters, Evelyn Diehm, Virginia Bordner, Marjorie Browand and Kathleen Campbell, all of Kendallville. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-6-1995
King Laverne E Johnson, 85, of Kendallville, died May 28 in her residence. She was born in Ligonier on April 3, 1912 to Rolland and Goldie (Eaton) Bailey. She first married Howard Johnson and then Carl King. Both are deceased. Surviving are 4 daughters, Betty E. Clouse of Albion, Beatrice M. Eppert of Syracuse, Lotty Ley of Houston, Texas, and Loretta Clark of Goshen; 5 sons, Delbert, Roger and Kenny Johnson of Albion, Harold of Avilla, and Rolland W. of Kendallville; 2 stepdaughters, Edith Maddox and Ellen Bentley; 2 stepsons, Bob and Wayne Maddox; 2 sisters, Mildred Stevens of Goshen and Martha Swihart of Millersburg; brother, Art of Goshen; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Johnson; 4 brothers; and a sister. Funeral was May 31 in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Salem Cemetery, Wilmot. ~ 6-12-1997
King Lillie Catherine was born Dec. 6, 1867 in Swan Twp, the daughter of Ira and Catherine King. She lived with and cared for her parents until their deaths. She died October 31, 1917. She leaves 5 brothers, Perry, John, Frank, Alfred and Lloyd. She was a member of the Avilla M. E. Church where funeral was held Saturday. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~11-7-1917
King Lottie Mae, about 53, (b. 3-3-1903) died Jan. 30, 1957 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the husband, Carl A.; eight daughters, Mrs. Ronald Keister of Rome City, Mrs. Carlton Lensky of Hillsdale, Mich., Mrs. Perry Rush of Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Harold Roy of Crown Point, Mrs. Raymond Maddex of Fort Wayne, Devota, Iva Diane and Nancy, all at home; five sons, Eldon of Fort Wayne, Dalles and Lowell of Albion, Glenn of Kimmell, Harold of Kendallville; 12 grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters. Services Friday in Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-30-1957
King Mary L, 102, of Kendallville, died August 27, 2013 in Presence Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.She was a 1934 graduate of Purdue University. She was the children’s librarian for many years at the Kendallville Public Library. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and of Tri Kappa. She was born July 6, 1911, in Washington County, Indiana, to Talmadge and Lula (Payne) Lockwood. On January 16, 1937, in Wabash she married Ralph King Jr. He died February 13, 1977. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Lockwood King and Rosemary of Harrisonburg, Va.; 3 grandchildren, Benjamin, Stephen, and Margaret King; a great-grandson, Soren King, and 2 great-granddaughters, Chloe and Noelle King. She was also preceded in death by a son, John King on September 17, 1995; a brother, James Lockwood; and a great-grandson, Gavin King. Funeral, August 31 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-30-2013
King Maude, 77, of Clyde, Ohio, and a former Ligonier resident, died Saturday at Bellevue, O. hospital of virus pneumonia. She was born in Seneca County, the daughter of Christian and Sarah (Metzger) King. She was graduated from the public schools of Seneca County and Fremont Business College. At an early age in her life she came to Indiana with her father, her mother having died several years previously, and they resided on the Hawpatch north of Ligonier. Her father than married Mary Ditman of the Hawpatch, and about 1900 they moved to Ligonier. Her father died there several years later, and her stepmother died in 1929, after which she returned to Clyde, Ohio to make her home. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Grace Trump; a half-brother, Earl King; and one half-sister, Hazel Robbins. She was a member of the Ligonier U. B. Church, the Women’s Relief Corps and King’s Daughters of Clyde. Surviving are 3 nieces, Helen Harland of Miami, Fla., Beverly King of Elkhart, and Catherine Kirkdoffer of near Milford; four nephews, Ralph Trump of Clyde, Ohio, Donald C. Robbins of Cromwell, Robert K. Robbins of Jackson, Mich., and Francis King of Elkhart. Funeral from the Mitchell Funeral Home in Clyde, Ohio, Nov. 21, with burial in McPherson Cemetery, that city. + 11-?-1949
King Maxine E, 56, a lifelong resident of Churubusco, died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital. She was born April 15, 1926, the daughter of Virgil and Ella (Dull) Brumbaugh. She married Jesse King on May 24, 1946. She was employed at ITT Laboratory in Fort Wayne for 38 years. Survivors include her husband; a son, Michael of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Betty Greene of Churubusco and Mrs. Richard (Genevieve) Schlink of Santa Clara, Calif.; and 2 brothers, Joseph of Churubusco and Jerome of Clinton, Ark. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW, Churubusco. Services July 15 in Krider-Workman Chapel, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. * 7-?-1982
King Michael D was born in Pennsylvania, Aug. 13, 1812; died at his home in Hawpatch May 28, 1890. ~ 6-12-1890
King Mildred P, 71, widow of Ralph N. King, died yesterday in McCray Hospital. She resided at 329 S. State St. and was born April 4, 1890 in Noble County, a daughter of Julius A. and Laura Canfield, and was a lifelong resident of this community. She and Mr. King were married in Jan. 1909. He died March 31, 1950. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and Mother’s Mutual Benefit club. Surviving are a son, Ralph Jr.; and two daughters, Mrs. Porter D. Crowell and Mrs. James Thrapp, all of this city; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Ray (Lulu) Hawkins, died last Jan. 17, and a brother died in infancy. Services tomorrow in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1961
King Penda L, 42, Spencerville, died Friday at home from an apparent heart attack. She was born July 4, 1941 in Ari, the daughter of Raymond and Mabel (Croy) Greenwell. She married Kenneth King in Fort Wayne on Nov. 14, 1962. She moved from Fort Wayne to the Spencerville area in 1978. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Kenda, at home; five sisters, Donna High and Phyllis Gilbert, Fort Wayne, Betty Bingham of Churubusco, and Levinia King and Raecine Brockhaus, Huntertown. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 12-29-1987
King Orva, 89, of Wolcottville, died February 6, 2006 at Life Care Center in LaGrange. He was born June 26, 1916 in Breathitt County, Ky., to Sherman and Cora (Marshall) King. He married Alberta E. Berger on December 29, 1939. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Dewaine D. and Julia King of Wolcottville, David and Debra King of Avilla and Dennis and Diane King of Albion; 2 brothers, Kenneth of Greenville, Pa., and William of Willard, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Kelly and Lawson; and a sister, Etta Landis. He had been employed several years by Sahli & Johnson as a crane operator and carpenter, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla where services are Friday. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 2-9-2006
King Pearl M, 76, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor in Warsaw. She was born Aug. 28, 1921 in Noble County, a daughter of Robert and Ida (Longcor) Hershberger. She married Isaac King on Dec. 27, 1936 in Merriam. She worked at the Wirk Garment Co. in Ligonier and for the Ligonier Library. She was a member of Kendallville Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband and a half-sister, Betty Smith of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia, in 1944, and one brother. Funeral Monday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-29-1988
King Ralph Jr, 66, lifetime community resident, 125 W. Rush St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1910 in Kendallville to Ralph and Mildred (Canfield) King. On Jan. 16, 1937 he married Mary Lockwood in Wabash. He retired in 1972 from Flint & Walling where he was treasurer. He also served eight years as city councilman. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and BPOE 1194. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tom L., Harrisonburg, Va., and John S., Ledyard, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. Porter Crowell and Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Thrapp of Kendallville; and two grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1977
King Russell, 45, stock buyer and farmer of four miles northwest of this city, was fatally injured last Friday when he was struck by an automobile driven by a young Chicago lawyer on Halsted St. near the stockyards in Chicago. He had taken a truckload of stock to Chicago early Friday and had gone to a nearby restaurant for breakfast. The accident occurred as he was crossing a street on his return. Surviving are the widow, Grace; two sons, Eldon and Donald at home; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Foster of near here, and Bonnie at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben King of Ligonier; one brother, Robert of Marshall, Mich.; and three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Frick of Wawaka, Mrs. Josephine Peterson of Elkhart, and Mrs. Roy Carson of Wyoming. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 7-?-1939
King Terry Lee, 36, died Aug. 2, 1995 in his St. Joe home. He was employed by the Indiana State Highway Dept. for 19 years and was a member of the Waterloo Church of the Nazarene and the Tri-State D.G.A. He was born Aug. 27, 1958 in Kendallville to Paul and Jennia Mae (McCoy) King. Surviving are his parents in Butler; 2 daughters, Lesa and Heidi of St. Joe; one stepson; 2 brothers, Larry of LaOtto and Kerry of Butler; 2 sisters, Rosemary Abell and Paula Hankey of Butler; grandparents, James and Helen Sipe of Albion and LaVelda McCoy of Fort Wayne; a great-grandmother, Eva Keller of Fort Wayne. One daughter, Amanda, died in 1983. Services Friday in H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Butler. Burial, Big Run Cemetery, Butler. + 8-2-1995
King Volnie W, 90, a Spanish-American War veteran and retired farmer, died Sunday in Veteran’s Hospital, Marion. Surviving are the wife, Bertha; two sons, four daughters, 10 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. + 10-?-1966
King Walter C, 64, retired lumber dealer, died today from apoplexy. He was born in Muncie July 5, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel King. In early life he engaged in the lumber business and had interests in Georgia and Tennessee. For some years he operated a lumber yard at Millersburg. He also engaged in the manufacturing business at Kendallville under the firm name of Flint & King. On Sept. 1, 1900 he married Eva Dye of Rome City. He was affiliated with the Masons. Surviving are the widow; 2 brothers, Fred of Muncie, and Edward of Monmouth, Ill.; a half-brother, Frank of Carthage, and a sister, Marian King, Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral Saturday from the M. E. Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-8-1934
Kingdon John, 80, a brother of Miss Josie Kingdon of this city, died Friday at the Kingdon farm which is located at the edge of the town of Churubusco. He was found lying cold in death by his sister when she returned Friday evening to her home after spending the day at her work as manager of the light and power company of this place. It is thought he died Friday morning after he had partaken of a hearty breakfast. Churubusco Truth. + 8-?-1926
Kinney Alcy E, 75, died September 5, at the Butterworth Hospital at Grand Rapids of a heart seizure. He was born February 13, 1884 in Avilla, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kinney. For the past 35 years he had lived in Grand Rapids. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad telegrapher. His first wife was the former Elizabeth Borck. They were married June 5, 1905 and she died in 1916. In November 1922 he married Margaret Manion of Garrett. His second wife died in 1937. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Buchs, Waterloo, and Mrs. Earl Douse, Grand Rapids; one son David Kinney, Detroit; two brothers, Leo and John, Garrett; three sisters, Mrs. L. J. Stephenson, South Bend, Mrs. Harry Gottschalk, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lawrence Christie of Roanoke; 11 grandchildren and (illegible) great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 9-10-1959
Kinney David, 71, of Harrisville, Mich., died July 12. He was born in Noble County June 9, 1914 to Alcy and Elizabeth (Borck) Kinney. In June 1937 he married Lucille Berkes. He graduated from Avilla High School and after attending Tri State College worked for Bendix Research in Detroit. Then until his retirement he worked as an engineer for Ford Tractor. He moved to Harrisville after his retirement. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Pat O’Hagen of Dearborn, Mich.; and a son, Richard of Marine City, Mich.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral today at Gills Funeral Home, Lincoln, Mich. + 7-?-1985
Kinney Elizabeth, wife of Alcy Kinney, died at the family home on VanScoyoc St. Wednesday from anemia. She was born Feb. 10, 1885 on the farm now owned by Henry Kreienbrink southwest of town and resided in this neighborhood until her death at the age of 32 years, 2 months and one day. She leaves a husband; 3 small children; brothers and sisters, Mrs. John Helmer, Mrs. Henry Kreienbrink, Mrs. Henry Lemper and Leo Borck of this vicinity, Henry Borck and Mrs. Charles Schmenk of Hudson, Mich., Fred J. Borck of Berkey, O., and August Eugene Borck of St. Cloud, Minn. Funeral Saturday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial, nearby cemetery. ~ 4-18-1917
Kinney Eva V (Hulvey) was born in Benton, Ind. on Oct. 16, 1852. In 1873 she was married to George O. Kinney. This was at the time of the building of the B&O Railroad through Albion. For many years they lived in Momence, Ill., until returning to Albion where he died in 1932. About two years ago she went to the Soldier’s Home at Lafayette where she died on Feb. 6, 1943, being 90 years, 3 months and 20 days of age. She is survived by one half-sister, Ella Prentiss of Elgin, Ill., one half-brother, Harry Prentiss of Fort Wayne. Services at Bonham’s Funeral Home Feb. 8. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1943
Kinney George O, son of Myron H and Nancy L Kinney, was born near Danville, Ill., May 10, 1837. He was the third of six children, all of whom have preceded him to death many years since. His early life was spent on a farm not far from Kankakee and when he reached the age of 25 he answered the call for volunteers to defend his county and enlisted in Company H, 76th Illinois Infantry and served under Grant and Sherman through the remainder of the war. After his discharge he returned to Illinois and engaged in farming for a number of years. About that time began the construction of many of the great railroad lines in the Mississippi Valley and "Uncle George" as he was familiarly called by old and young, became interested in that line of work. He and his four brothers helped build the Illinois Central through Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. A taste for this line of work led him to Albion when the B&O was being built through this section. Here he met and married Eva Hulvey. They resided in Albion and Kendallville for a few years and then moved to Momence, Ill., which was their home for 35 years. They had two children but both died in infancy. About 15 years ago they returned to Albion. He was a member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by his wife; two half-sisters in Iowa. Funeral at the residence. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1932
Kinney J M, Civil War veteran more than 80 years of age and father of Clarence M. Kinney, former cashier of Citizens Bank, died Monday in Dayton, Ohio. Burial beside his wife in Oak Park Cemetery, who died 21 years ago. Born Oct. 21, 1844. Enlisted in Illinois March 10, 1864, Company B, 37 Regiment Infantry. Discharged May 15, 1866 Houston, Texas. Died at National Military Home at Dayton Ohio, March 13, 1928. * 1928
Kinney J M Mrs died Thursday at her home, 305 S. State St. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She leaves a husband, one daughter, Mrs. A. S. Thomas of Lancaster, O., and one son, Clarence M. Kinney of Ligonier. Funeral from her residence Sunday. Burial, Ligonier. ^ 3-14-1907
Kinney John, about 87, died at his home 2 miles north of Ligonier. He was born June 17, 1830 in Scarriff, County Clare, Ireland, and came to the United State in company with a widowed sister in 1850.  He settled in Erie, Pa., where his brother, Dennis, a number of years his senior, had built of a reputation as a civil engineer. In 1863 he married Marie Fox. They settled in Kendallville, and acquired the farm where he died in 1864, which has been his home. Six children were born them, Ann, died in infancey, and Mrs. Harry Dwyer. Surviving, aside from the widow, are Henry D. Kinney of Mansfield, Ohio, John, Edward and Margaret of Ligonier. * Ligonier Banner Feb. 1918 Contributed by Margaret Ott
Kinney Victoria, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kinney, died at her home on Van Scoyoc St., Tuesday from consumption. Another daughter died a little over two years ago from the same disease. Funeral at St Mary’s Catholic Church Thursday. ~ 1-28-1909
Kinnison Ada, 61y3m11d, daughter of Salathael and Mary Cole, was born in Perry Twp July 6, 1857. On March 23, 1884 she married Charles Kinnison. They had two sons, Ward and Mark Kinnison. On Thursday, Oct. 17, at about 4 o'clock in the morning her spirit left her body. She was a member of the Christian Church at Ligonier. Also surviving are two sisters, Anna Silburn and Luella Cole of Ligonier, one brother, Curtis Cole of Ligonier; and 2 grandchildren, Ruth and Frances. * Ligonier Leader 10-24-1918 Contributed by Margaret Ott.
Kinnison Archibald, 67, died Nov. 8, 1883. He was born in Virginia in 1816, came to Elkhart County in 1833 and Noble County a few years ago. At the time he lived in Elkhart County he was well-known in Noble, living near the line. In 1841 he married Charlotte Wood, sister of Hon. Harrison Wood of Ligonier, and she is still living. + 11-8-1883
Kinnison Charles F, 79, died last Thursday at his home one and one-half miles west of Wawaka. Surviving are one son, Ward of Elkhart; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Grace Kinnison of Wawaka; one sister, Mrs. Charles Croxall of Warsaw; and four grandchildren. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1935
Kinnison Charles Merrill, 66, R. 3, Churubusco, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Wawaka, the son of Mark and Grace (Caldwell) Kinnison. He was a lifetime area resident and a manufacturing supervisor for Monsanto Co. in Ligonier. He was a WW II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco. Surviving are a special friend, Janet Kreiger of Churubusco; four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Ann) Elser of Ligonier, Mrs. Jerry (Tiny) Yant and Mrs. David (Betty Jo) Gawthrop, both Elkhart, and Mrs. Steve (Sandra) Knepper of Kimmell; a son, David of Albion; four stepdaughters; two sisters, Ruth Shearer and Frances Simmons, both Ligonier; a brother, Maurice of Wawaka; 12 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 4-4-1989 + 3-29-1989
Kinnison Frank, 65, died at the home of his son, Mark, at Cadillac, Mich. Monday. He resided on a farm 4 miles northwest of Wolcottville where his brother Ora now lives. About 15 years ago he and his family moved to Cadillac. His wife died 2 years ago. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Zola Birch of Sierre Leone, Africa, Mrs. Dorthey Nadeau, Cadillac, Mrs. Helen Story, Flint, Mich.; 2 sons, William and Mark of Cadillac; 2 brothers, Ora of near Eddy, and William of Detroit, Mich. Funeral Friday at Green Chapel Church. Burial, nearby cemetery. ^ 2-1-1934
Kinnison Grace, 83, R. 1, Wawaka, died today in Goshen Hospital. She was born Oct. 10, 1891 in Noble County to Joseph and Mary (Rentfrow) Caldwell. Her husband Mark died in 1932. A lifetime resident of the area, she was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Shearer, R. 2, Ligonier, and Mrs. Thad (Frances) Simmons, Ligonier; two sons, Maurice and Merrill, Wawaka; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tentative services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Kinnison Henrietta, 89, widow of former mayor James Kinnison, a lifelong resident of Ligonier, died Nov. 22 at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elma Moore of Ligonier, and Mrs. Elsie Shivell of Berkeley, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Kerr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1941
Kinnison Lila Lee, 43, died Friday at McCray Hospital emergency room. She was born July 28, 1954 in Martin, Ky. to Henry and Sarah (Shoeffer) Adkins. On Oct. 18, 1969 in Mansfield, Ohio, she married David Lee Kinnison. She attended LaGrange Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, David of Wawaka and Bryan of Albion; a daughter, Angela Cox of Mansfield; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Ruth Adkins of LaGrange, Vernon and Loretta Adkins of Savannah, Ohio, and Robert Adkins of Mansfield; 6 sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Bob Simmons, Sandra and Anthony Christo, Judy Adkins and Beecher, Linda and Allen Bartram, Arlene and Roy Duncan and Betty and Ed Crose, all of Mansfield; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Sonny and Scottie Adkins, and a sister, Darlene. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-20-1998
Kinnison Mark, 44, died this morning at his home one mile west of here from pneumonia. He was born and had always resided on the farm where he died. Surviving are the widow; four children, all at home; and a father, Charles Kinnison. Funeral Sunday. + 3-?-1932
Kinnison May, 76, died Thursday from anemia and heart disease. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Kimmell of York Twp and the widow of the late Willis Kinnison. She had resided in Garden City, Kan. the past forty years and had made her home with relatives here for only a few months. Surviving are three sisters, Miss Lilly Kimmell, Mrs. E. P. Eagles, and Mrs. M. C. Beck; and two brothers, Mort and Claude, all of in or near Albion. Funeral Saturday from the home of her sister, Mrs. Beck. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Kinnison Thomas G, 23, was killed Wednesday in an auto accident near U.S. 6 and Ind. 13 north of Syracuse. He was born May 30, 1969 in Elkhart to Terry and Nina (Donley) Kinnison. He was a graduate of Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez, Alaska; a veteran of the Army National Guard; and was employed as a flagman for Pride Lines in Elkhart. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Tona Decker of Ligonier; 2 brothers, Tony of Alaska and Timothy of Ligonier; and grandparents, Maurice and Frances Kinnison of Wawaka and Marjorie Kinnison of Ligonier. Funeral Sunday in Orr Funeral Home. + 11-11-1992
Kins Adelaide, 93, died Sunday at a nursing home in Montana. She was born April 29, 1901 in Jefferson Twp to William and Flora (Beadle) Stout. She married James Kins, a wheat rancher, on May 26, 1925. He died Dec. 27, 1968. She was a graduate of Kendallville High School and Tri State College in Angola in 1924. She and a girlfriend drove to Whitetail, where they found teaching positions. She taught many years in Whitetail and Flaxville, Mont. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Whitetail. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Lois) Greer of Billings, Mont., and Mrs. Melvin (Alberta) Fossum of Fort Peck, Mont.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Leilani Kins of Flaxville; a brother, Frank Stout of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother, Claude Stout, in Jan. 1971. Memorial services Friday in Flaxville Lutheran Parish. + 11-13-1994
Kinsey Bertha R, 64, died Sunday at her home in Fort Wayne where she had lived her entire life. Surviving are four daughters, Susan E. Vore, Antioch, Tenn., Deanna Filler, Kelly Heath and Tina Kinsey, Fort Wayne; two sons, Tom Brockway and Phillip Eix, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Viola Burns, Elnora Hinrick and Mary Lou Doan, Fort Wayne; four brothers, Calvin and Jack Myers, Avilla, and Robert and James Myers, Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in D. O. & McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 8-9-1988 + 7-31-1988
Kinsinger Coltyn Shawn Isaac was born Feb. 7, 2008 at DeKalb Hospital and died a short time later. Surviving are his mother and father, Stephanie (Rasnake) and Thomas Kinsinger of Kendallville; one brother, Devin Bauer; grandparents, Melissa and Ted Prater of Pippa Passes, Ky., Dennis and Linda Rasnake of Kendallville, Jerry and Pam Kinsinger of LaGrange; great-grandparents, Ross and Bea Arnold of Kendallville, Eli and Christine Kinsinger of LaGrange and Carl and Agnes Homer of LaPorte. Services today at The House of Prayer, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-9-2008
Kinstle Leo F, 65, died March 7 in V A Hospital. He resided at 317 E. Albion St., Avilla. He was a native of Fort Wayne. He retired in 1961 from the old Fort Wayne Transit Co. after 31 years of service. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Agnes K. Williams, Avilla, Mrs. Olive Klopfenstein, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Harold Broxon, Angola, Sr. Francis Louise, Sisters of Providence, Tucson, Ariz.; and two brothers, Joe, Fort Wayne, and Bernard, Hamilton. Services Monday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 3-14-1963
Kintz Anna, 81, a resident of the Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, died Sunday at the Home after a long illness. Formerly of Fort Wayne, she had been a resident of the Home since 1956. A son, Frank L., of the Keefer Printing Co., Fort Wayne, survives. Services Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Chapel. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 5-28-1970 + 5-?-1970
Kintz Laura M, 96 a resident of the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, for the past seven years, died there Thursday. She formerly resided with a niece and nephew, Marie and Jerome Smith at 2717 Glencairn Dr., Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Charles Church where final rites were held Saturday in Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1971
Kipp Charles L, 75, S. Cavin St., was found dead Friday at his home. He had been dead several days, authorities said. He was born Feb. 10, 1899 in London, Ontario. He lived in Ligonier 1 1/2 years, moving here from Detroit. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are a son, Kenneth, R. 4, Goshen; one brother; two sisters; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1974
Kirchner Edward E is survived by the widow, Alice; one son, Floyd of Ft. Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. George D. Schnitzler, Ft. Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Brewer of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Viola Bowers, Avilla; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services Friday at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-24-1957
Kirk Bertha M, 88, of Kendallville, died April 30 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville Feb. 6, 1911 to Horace and Mabel (Windle) Nott. She married Clair Kirk in Kendallville on Jan. 14, 1951. He died Feb. 22, 1976. She was employed in the office at Flint & Walling Inc. from 1942 until retirement in 1971. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Surviving are 3 sons, William Hulwick of South Milford, Phillip Kirk of Kendallville, and Duane Kirk of LaOtto; one daughter, Sharon Wolfe of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Theola Parker of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mary Rowe, and one brother, Basil, preceded her in death. Services in Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-6-1999
Kirk Clair L, 65, Kendallville, died Sunday in his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1911 at Pleasant Lake to Phillip and Estella (Schimpff) Kirk. He was employed by Flint & Walling, Kendallville, until his retirement Feb. 14, 1975. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion and VFW, Kendallville. One sister preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Bertha; one daughter, Mrs. William (Sharon) Menefee, Streamwood, Ill.; two sons, Lloyd Duane and Phillip J., both of Kendallville; one stepson, William Hulwick, Kendallville; one stepdaughter, Mary Rowe, Kendallville; two sisters, Vera Mapes, Kendallville, and Beatrice Mobley, Evart, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville, Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1976
Kirk Duane, 65, of LaOtto, died June 5, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born March 21, 1939 in Kendallville to Clair Lloyd and Mary Lucille (Samsel) Kirk. He married Norma Sorg on September 10, 1960 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Dewayne A. of Rome City; a daughter, Lisa Vance of LaOtto; 4 grandchildren, Ann and Christopher Kirk, Michael and Kris Vance; 5 great-grandchildren, Chase, Brandon and Emily Vance, David and Devin Alleshouse; a sister, Sharon S. Wolfe of Chicago; and a brother, Phillip J. Kirk of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Vance. Before retiring in 2002, he was a Chrysler mechanic for over 40 years. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 6-17-2004
Kirkland George L, 52 years and 2 months, died at the family residence in Sparta Twp Oct. 22. ^ 10-31-1877
Kirkland Jessie of Ligonier died Monday in Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake of heart failure. She was the widow of Myron Kirkland who died several years ago. She spent her lifetime in the Cromwell and Ligonier communities, residing on the Kirkland farm southeast of Cromwell for many years. She was a member of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church and the King’s Daughters. The only survivors are a nephew, Richard Miller of Syracuse; a grand-nephew, Tom Miller; and a grand-niece, Michele Miller of Syracuse. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1956
Kirkley Alfred, 38, and his wife, Elizabeth, who reside three quarters of a mile west of Auburn on Highway 27, were killed Sunday when their plane crashed in a plowed field eight hundred feet south of Highway 27 opposite their home on the Ernest Grogg farm. Surviving are the three children, Marlene May, 13, Eugene, 11, and Eddie, 7. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Kirkley, R. 1 LaOtto; four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Newton, Mrs. Helen Harter, and Miss Erma Kirkley of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Mildred Howen of Bryan, Ohio; three brothers, Robert and Harold of Osceola, Ind., and Edward of near Churubusco. Surviving Mrs. Kirkley is her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Burnheimer of Gurnee, Ill.; three brothers, Lee of Benton Harbor, Mich., Kenneth of Zion, Ill., and DeWitt of Wolf Lake; and a sister, Mrs. Harley Yoder of Gurnee, Ill. Double funeral services Wednesday at Gerig Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial, Nolt Cemetery in Columbia City. ~ 10-4-1951
Kirkley Elizabeth, 32, - See Alfred Kirkley.
Kirkpatrick Alice G, 67, of Churubusco, died Jan. 24 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born June 8, 1930 in Ossian to John and Iva (McCullough) Powell. On June 14, 1946 in Columbia City she married Frank Kirkpatrick. She was a lifetime Churubusco area resident. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, James of Turlock, Calif., Harold of Churubusco, and William of Churubusco; 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Gloria) Maggart of LaOtto, Mrs. Michael (Sharon) Geiger of Columbia City, and Mrs. Thomas (Jane) Bangs of Churubusco; a brother, John of Churubusco; 5 sisters, Mrs. Walter (Audra) Hatch of Churubusco, Nancy Derrow of Angola, Ellie Richerson of Garland, Texas, Mrs. Francis (Janet) Bianski of Churubusco and Mrs. Norman (Rita) Rowe of Avilla; 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A son, Donald, died in 1986. Funeral in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-29-1998
Kirkpatrick Charles H, 93, Albion, died Sept. 9, 2008 at his residence. He had been the owner of Chain O'Lakes Restaurant and had worked 12 years for the Albion Park Dept. and 13 years for Albion car wash. He was a graduate of Albion High School. He was a member of Albion Lions Club and FOE. He was born March 2, 1916, in Noble County to Earl and Florence (Rodian) Kirkpatrick. He married Mary Michael on Dec. 3, 1954. Surviving are his wife; his children and spouses, John and Linda Carson of Fort Wayne, Sharon and Don Pequignot of Columbia City, Charleen and Carl Donley of Fort Wayne, Shirley and Tom Crist of Rome City, Rich and Shirley Clouse of Tri-Lakes and Michael and Nancy Clouse of Albion; and 2 brothers and their spouses, Bob and Jo Sue and George and Barbara Kirkpatrick of Albion. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mary Herendeen and Edna Bixby; and 2 brothers, John and Frank. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 9-10-2008
Kirkpatrick Claribel E, 61, R. 2, Kendallville, died Friday. She was born Oct. 18, 1919 in Wolcottville to William and Clarabell Metzger Zimmerman. She was married Jan. 10, 1941 in Avilla to Rutherford Kirkpatrick. She was a member of the Corunna Demonstration Club. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Kay) Oberholtzer, R. 2, Kendallville; two sons, Jerry, St. Joe, and Lynn, Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McCoy, Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Mildred Scott, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Gertrude Strebb, Kendallville; and three grandchildren. Services at Hite Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 5-14-1981 + 5-?-1981
Kirkpatrick Earl, about 75, died June 13, 1965 at McCray Hospital from a stroke. He and Florence Rodian were married Oct. 7, 1916. He is survived by his wife; five sons, Robert, George and Charles of R. 3, Albion, and John and Frank of Churubusco; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Herendeen of R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Edna Bixby of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Byron Smith of Albion and Mrs. Harry Bower of Corunna; one brother, Carl of South Bend; 29 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son, Edward, preceded him in death. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 6-17-1965 + 6-?-1965 (b. 1-20-1890)
Kirkpatrick Edward Carl, youngest child born to Earl and Florence Kirkpatrick, was born Oct. 11, 1922 and died on Nov. 3, 1922, aged 23 days. He leaves to mourn his parents; two brothers, Charles and John; and one sister, Mary; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Kirkpatrick; great-grandparents, Mrs. Hjalmerson and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rodian. Funeral at the home Sunday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 11-?-1922
Kirkpatrick Elbert J, about 86, (b. 12-20-1866) died Sept. 22, 1953 in Albion at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Byron Smith, with whom he had made his home for several years. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Harry Bower of Corunna; two sons, Earl of Albion, and Carl of South Bend; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Easter of Plymouth. Funeral today at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 9-?-1953
Kirkpatrick Elizabeth died at her home in Albion Aug. 3, 1892, aged 58 years 2 months and 25 days. She joined the church when she was 18. She married Alonzo Kirkpatrick July 18, 1858. She was the mother of 7 children, 3 of whom are dead. Her funeral sermon was preached in the Rehoboth Church Aug. 5, 1892. Noble Co. Democrat 8-17-1892
Kirkpatrick Florence Mae, 78, R. 3, died Monday (d. 1-3-1972) in McCray Hospital. She was born June 3, 1893 in Chicago and was married Oct. 7, 1915 in Noble County to Earl Kirkpatrick. He died June 13, 1965. She came to this county when she was six months old. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Herendeen, R. 1, Avilla, and Edna Bixby, Fort Wayne; five sons, Charles, Robert and George, Albion, and John and Frank, Churubusco; 35 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. A son, Edward, preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday in Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 1-6-1972 + 1-?-1972
Kirkpatrick Frances M, 13 years and 7 months, 3 miles southwest of Corunna, died March 8. Funeral was at Allen Chapel yesterday. He leaves a wife, father, mother and several brothers. ^ 3-11-1880
Kirkpatrick Frank, 79, of Churubusco, died February 10, 2004 at the V.A. Hospital in Marion. He was born May 1, 1924 in Noble County to Earl and Florence (Rodian) Kirkpatrick. On June 14, 1946 in Columbia City he married Alice Powell. She died January 24, 1998. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and James Maggart of LaOtto, Sharon and Mike Geiger of Columbia City, and Mary and Tom Bangs of Churubusco; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, James and Bonnie of Turlock, Calif., Harold and William of Churubusco; 3 brothers, Charles, Robert and George, all of Albion; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were a son, Donald in 1986; 2 brothers, Edward and John; 2 sisters, Edna Bixby and Mary Herendeen; and a grandson, Andrew Maggart. He was a decorated WW II Army veteran and member of VFW Post 3846 and Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157. He retired in 1984 as owner of Kirkpatrick Body Shop. Services at Orr Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery with military graveside rites. ~ 2-26-2004
Kirkpatrick Henry Orvan, son of John and Lizzie Kirkpatrick, was born at Plantersville, Ala. Jan. 6, 1894; died Nov. 6, aged 1 year and 10 months. Funeral at the M. P. Church at Allen Chapel. Burial, Allen Chapel Cemetery. ^ 11-15-1895
Kirkpatrick Henry W was born in Knox County, Ohio Sept. 16, 1840; died March 14, 1920 at the home of his son, aged 79 years, 5 months and 28 days. Dec. 21, 1865 he married Eva C. Easterday, and they had two children, Elbert J. and Anna E., both of Albion. They with 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren remain. On Aug. 12, 1862 he enrolled in service of his country in Co. E, 100th Regiment Indiana Infantry. He was honorably discharged March 5, 1863 at Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Rehoboth Evangelical Lutheran Church where funeral will be held Wednesday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 3-?-1920
Kirkpatrick Ida A, 78, (b. 9-19-1869) died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Byron Smith of Albion, Dec. 18, 1947 of a cerebral hemorrhage. She is survived by her husband, Elbert; two daughters, Mrs. Harry P. Bower of Corunna and Mrs. Smith; two sons, Earl of Albion and Carl of South Bend; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 12-?-1947
Kirkpatrick John B, 75, died April 14. He was born June 10, 1920 in Noble County to Earl and Florence (Rodean) Kirkpatrick. On July 13, 1941 he married Willodean Gaff. He grew up in Green Twp. He was a former driver for Harlan Oil in LaOtto and most recently a driver for 15 years for Marathon Oil Co. in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1982. He was a WW II U. S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Jack of Auburn, Larry of Garrett, and John "Butch" and Dick of Albion; 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank (Linda) Demaree of Churubusco, and Mrs. Craig (Pam) Whonsetler of LaOtto; 4 brothers, Frank of Churubusco, and Charlie, Robert and George of Albion; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother. Funeral April 17 in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-25-1996
Kirkpatrick John Glenn, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkpatrick Jr., died May 7, 1964 at McCray Hospital shortly after birth. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Weber, R. 2, Albion, and Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkpatrick of Churubusco. Graveside services Friday at Rehoboth Cemetery. + 5-?-1964
Kirkpatrick John Jr "Butch", 56, of near Albion, died Nov. 8 at his residence. He was born in Wolf Lake May 2, 1943 to John and Willodean (Gaff) Kirkpatrick. On Nov. 9, 1963 he married Cathy Weber. A lifetime resident of the Albion and Churubusco area, he was employed by Dana Spicer Axle Division. Surviving are his mother in Churubusco; his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tony and Tricia of Albion, and Troy at home; a daughter, Kerri of Fort Wayne; 2 grandsons, Colton Kirkpatrick and Jordon Hopkins; 3 brothers, Jack of Auburn, Larry of Garrett and Dick of Rome City; and 2 sisters, Pam Whonsetler of LaOtto, and Linda Demaree of Churubusco. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 11-18-1999
Kirkpatrick John Rinaldo, son of Alonzo and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, was born in Albion July 6, 1876; died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Amanda Shaffer in Jefferson Twp, Feb. 6, 1927, aged 50 years, 6 months and 21 days. He was one of a family of 7 children, 5 girls and 2 boys, all of whom passed away before him except 3 sisters, Ola of Woodburn, Ore., Cassie, Beloit, Kans., and Amanda of Albion. In 1897 he married Ada Frazure and they had 2 daughters, Eva of South Bend, and Ruth of Albion. His last wife preceded him in death just a few weeks. He was known in this community but spent most of his life in and around Auburn. He became a member of the Methodist Church of Auburn. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Edsall and Mrs. Nicholaison; and three sisters. Funeral from St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Feb. 9. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-6-1927
Kirkpatrick Joseph E, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, was born Feb. 26, 1868 in DeKalb County, Ind. and died April 14, aged 38 years one month and 18 days. He married Tillie E. Shippy Nov. 1, 1891. He is survived by a wife, one son, 3 brothers, one sister. Funeral at the United Brethren Church in Corunna. Burial, cemetery south of Corunna. ^ 4-20-1906
Kirkpatrick Josue, 65, died Jan. 27, 2012 at the Northridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was born on July 23, 1946, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Jack and Betty (Byer) Wolfe.  She graduated from Albion-Jefferson High School in the class of 1964.  On Oct. 20, 1972, in Green Center, she married Robert E. Kirkpatrick. She was a forklift operator at PDS Inc. in Albion for 11 1/2 years. She retired from a lawn care company that she and her husband started in Albion. She was a member of the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam. Surviving are her husband; her children, Pam (Scott) Gardner of Albion, Missy (Mike) Meroney of Albion, Rob (Melissa) Kirkpatrick of Albion, Cindy (Phil) Jacob of Albion and Cathy (Mike) Blomberg of Wolcottville; grandchildren, Darci Brenneke, Kayla, Kolton, and Kelsey Gardner, Tyler and Morgan Meroney and Colt and Cash Kirkpatrick; great-grandchild, Riley Brenneke; her sister, Jan Roberts of Auburn. Services Tuesday at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 1-29-2012K
Kirkpatrick Juanita S
, 70, of Kendallville, died Oct. 24, 2013 in Lutheran Life Villages. She was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Springfield, Ohio, to Isaac Boyd and Velda Jarrell. Surviving are 4 sons, Charles Junior Morris of San Bernardino, Calif., Timothy Moris of Ogden, Utah, Rodney Lee Morris of Massolin, Ohio, and Robert and Ashley Kirkpatrick of Kendallville; a daughter, Mary Ann and Thomas Ice of Albion; 2 granddaughters and a grandson; one brother, Isaac Boyd Jr. of Shelby, Ohio; and 2 sisters, Anna Lee Justice of Sciotoville, Ohio and Ruth “Penny” Pilo of Bellville, Ohio. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William Boyd and John Boyd. Services, Tuesday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 10-27-2013
Kirkpatrick Rutherford, 71, died Thursday in his home on DeKalb County Road 1, Kendallville. Born Feb. 20, 1913 in DeKalb County, he was the son of Charles and Libby Kirkpatrick. His wife, Claribel, preceded him in death. He was a retired mechanic for Central Transport Trucking Co. in Fort Wayne and a member of the Teamsters Union. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Lee of Allegan, Mich., and Lynn A. of North Webster; one daughter, Kay A. Oberholtzer of Kendallville; and four grandchildren. One daughter, Sue, died in 1973. Services Saturday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. + 11-8-1984
Kirkpatrick Sue K, 21, died from a skull fracture suffered in a vehicle accident at the U.S. 30-Ind. 205 intersection east of Columbia City Saturday. Her northbound car was struck broadside by a westbound semi truck. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford Kirkpatrick of R. 2, Kendallville; two brothers; and one sister. She was a former Churubusco resident. Funeral Jan. 30 in Kendallville. ~ 2-1-1973 + 1-?-1973
Kirkpatrick Willodean L, 77, of rural Churubusco in Allen County, died January 31, 2000 in the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born Aug. 11, 1922 in Collins in Whitley County to Thomas and Maude Elizabeth (Bennett) Gaff. On July 13, 1941 in Peru she married John B. Kirkpatrick. He died April 14, 1996. A lifetime Churubusco area resident, she had lived at her most recent home in Eel River Twp since 1952. She was a homemaker and member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Frank Demaree of Churubusco, and Pam and Craig Whonsetler of LaOtto; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Dick and Louise Kirkpatrick of Rome City, Jack and Karen Kirkpatrick of Auburn, and Larry Kirkpatrick of Garrett; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 5 brothers, Thurlo "Frog" Gaff of LaOtto, Rodger Gaff of Nappanee, John Gaff of Columbia City, Raymond L. Gaff of Muncie, and Leonard "Jake" Gaff of Huntertown; and 5 sisters, Ilene Gordon, Mary Gray, Nevah Fulk and Shirley Stamp, all of Churubusco, and Barbara Leitch of Danville, Iowa. A son, John "Butch", died November 8, 1999; and a brother Carl E. Gaff, died November 23, 1996. Services in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 2-10-2000
Kirkwood George, 84, died Monday at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home from cancer. A native of Wells County, he was born Aug. 16, 1906 the son of Rollie E. and Carrie (Leist) Kirkwood. On Nov. 26, 1930 he married Kathryn Bartlemay in Owosso, Mich. He operated Kirkwood's Men's Store for 21 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville, and the Elks and Lions clubs. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mary Lou Hoemig of Fort Wayne; a son Kenneth of Virginia Beach, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-24-1998
Kirkwood Kathryn N, 90, died Friday in Towne House Health Center of Fort Wayne. She was born March 12, 1907 in Bluffton to Arli and Mary (Markley) Bartlemay. On Nov. 26, 1930 in Owosso, Mich., she married George H. Kirkwood. He died Sept. 24, 1990. With her husband, she was owner-operator of Kirkwood's Men's Apparel in Kendallville for 21 years. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Mary Lou) Hoemig of Fort Wayne; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth K. 'Kay" and Joyce Kirkwood of Virginia Beach, Va.; 7 grandchildren, Cindy Nelson, Shawna Graham, Sheri, Shane and Stacy Kirkwood, Karen Moussou and Lynn Klein; and 7 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral Monday at Towne House chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-30-1998
Kirlin Florence K, 83, a retired State Department official who in 1955 was named acting assistant secretary of state of congressional relations, died July 25 at her home in Washington D. C. She was the first woman at the State Department to hold the rank of assistant secretary. She retired in 1956. A native of Kendallville, she graduated from Indiana University and held several government jobs in Indiana before moving to Washington in 1934 as congressional secretary of the National League of Women Voters. She leaves no immediate survivors. Graveside services Wednesday in Lake View Cemetery. + 7-25-1987
Kirschner Mary Clark, 69, died at her home near Cliff, N.M. Tuesday. She was formerly of Columbia City, Auburn and Kendallville. She was head librarian for 10 years at Kendallville Public Library. Surviving are her husband, Frank; three children, William F. Henning III, Malinda K. Henning, and Elizabeth K. Dedman; and four grandchildren. Burial in an Auburn cemetery. + 8-16-1988
Kirtley James E, 59, of Niles, Mich., died May 2 in Cartersville, Ga. He was born in Wells County Aug. 18, 1927, the son of John W. and Oda Irene (Able) Kirtley. He was a self-employed truck driver. Surviving is a daughter, Linda Chambers of Rome City; and three grandchildren. Graveside services at Orange Cemetery Monday. + 5-2-1987
Kirtley James H, 68, retired newspaper publisher, died May 16 following a heart attack in Cheltenham, England, where he was vacationing with his wife, Paulanna, and friends. He purchased the Tri-County Publishing Co. in Churubusco in 1940 and served as publisher-president 41 years, retiring in 1981. He was born Oct. 19, 1915 to Harry B. and Laurel Humes Kirtley in Indianapolis and married Paulanna Y. Kirtley of Huntington in Lakeland, Fla. She survives, in addition to a daughter, Kathy Ann Aldridge, and a granddaughter, Alison of Abilene, Texas. Memorial services Saturday at the United Methodist Church. ~ 5-24-1984 + 5-16-1984
Kirtley Laurel D was born in Fortville Oct. 1, 1886 to Mr. and Mrs. Millard J. Humes. She married Harry B. Kirtley in 1910 and they lived in Indianapolis until 1920 when they moved to Fort Wayne. He died Nov. 12, 1965. She was active in founding Forest Park Methodist Church there. She assisted her son after his purchase of the Tri County Truth in 1940 and was editor-publisher of the newspaper during his U.S. Air Force service for four years. She continued working for the newspaper until 1948. She died Jan. 31 in Whitley County Hospital. She is also survived by a son, James H.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Kathy Aldridge of Abilene, Texas. Services Feb. 3. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-7-1974 + 1-31-1974
Kiser Arthur R, 77, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. Born Oct. 27, 1910, he was the son of Roscoe and Augusta Kiser. On March 10, 1950, he married Catharine Chiddister in Donellen. A salesman and agent for Kiser Insurance Agency, he was a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge, VFW of Ligonier, and American Legion Post. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Helen Baker of Ligonier; and several nieces and nephews. Services Friday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-6-1988
Kiser Augusta (Mrs. Roscoe), 67, of Ligonier, a former Cromwell resident, died Sunday at her home in Ligonier. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Baker, Ligonier; two sons, Arthur at home, and Roscoe formerly of Rhinelander, Wis.; 3 grandchildren; a brother and three sisters. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1947
Kiser Elisabeth A was born in Swan Twp, Feb. 29, 1840; died at her home near Cromwell March 2, aged 44 years and 2 days. She was a daughter of John Strouse, who came to Noble County in 1836 and has been a resident of the same to the present time, making him among the oldest citizens of the county. She was married to Mr. Kiser at the home of her parents in Swan Twp Nov. 22, 1866. They had 3 sons, all of whom are living, the oldest 15 and the youngest 8. She spent her entire married life upon the farm where she died, excepting four years in Albion while her husband was sheriff of Noble County. Funeral from the home March 4. ^ 3-7-1884
Kiser Ella (Haney), about 95, died March 7, 1947 at the Cameron Hospital in Angola as the result of a broken hip. Her husband was the late William S. Kiser, and the family for many years resided in Albion. He was at one time county auditor of Noble County and later an auditor for the United States Treasury Dept. at Washington D.C. She had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Georgia Fox at Angola, who survives. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1947
Kiser George, 85, a resident of Jefferson Twp for many years, died at the home of his son, Fred, Friday. Surviving also is a daughter, Mrs. Belle Gehring; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. T. J. Halferty of Brimfield. Funeral Monday from the Union Jefferson Church. Burial, Union Cemetery. + 3-?-1936
Kiser Jacob was born in Jefferson County, Ohio Nov. 29, 1812; died at his late residence in Sparta Twp Jan. 28, 1891; age 78 years 1 month and 29 days. He married Jane Smith of Chester County, Penn. in 1834 and removed to Noble County in 1843 where he resided continuously until his death. He located in the woods of Sparta, upon what is now the finely improved farm of his son Moses. This farm he cleared up and improved, living there until 1871, when he sold and removed to Perry Twp, remaining there until 1881, when he returned to Sparta Twp, purchasing the farm of Harrison Galloway. He served as township trustee for many terms. He and his wife had a family of 12 children, 3 living - Moses, William S. and Isabella Hursey. Ann (deceased) was the wife of Mathias Green. He died in the army in 1863. She died in 1869, leaving 3 children. Maria died in Perry Twp. Perry was a member of Co. B., 88th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was in active service nearly 3 years. He died in Perry Twp in 1877. An aged widow, 2 sons, one daughter and a number of grandchildren are left. Funeral in the M. E. Church in Cromwell on Jan. 30. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 2-11-1891
Kiser Jane (Smith) was born in Chestertown, Pa. Jan. 3, 1813; died Nov. 15, 1898 age 85 years 9 months 14 days. Settled in 1843. ^ 6-9-1899 She was born Jan. 31, 1818, in Chester County, Pa., and died at Cromwell Nov. 15, 1898, aged 85 years, 9 months, and 15 days. While yet a child she was taken to Wayne County, Ohio, where she grew to womanhood and was married to Jacob Kiser in 1834. In 1843 they removed to Noble County, where nearly fifty of their almost three score years of married life passed into history ere death separated them by the removal of Mr. Kiser in 1891. To them twelve children were born, six of whom lived to grow up. Of these three are still living, Moses Kiser, Wm. S. Kiser and Mrs. Isabelle Hursey. Funeral Nov. 17. Ligonier Leader 11-24-1898 Contributed by Judy Richter
Kiser Michael Mrs was born in Huron County, O. Sept. 13, 1824; died Oct. 15, 1898 age 74 years 1 month 2 days. ^ 6-9-1899
Kiser Moses was the second child of Jacob and Jane (Smith) Kiser, who had 12 children. He was born in Wayne County, Ohio July 18, 1837 and came with his parents to Indiana in 1845 and settled on Section 10 in Sparta Twp. Here he obtained such education as the schools of the log cabin days afforded, and when about 18 years old learned the trade of carpenter and joiner. This he followed several years. In the War of the Rebellion, on the 7th of Aug. 1862 he became a member of Co. B, 88th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under Captain William N. Voris. He participated in the battles of Perrysville, Stone River, Chickamauga and others of a lesser note. On May 29 he was honorably mustered out as sergeant. He was subsequently elected sheriff of Noble County. He was married Nov. 22, 1866 to Elizabeth A. Strouse. They had 3 children, Walter F., Perry W., and Roscoe. His wife died March 2, 1884, leaving him with 3 children. On June 9, 1886 he was married to Emily F. Massa of Keene, Coshocton County, Ohio, and they had one child, James Edwin, who died Feb. 9, 1888 at the age of 6 months and 25 days. He was elected trustee of Sparta Twp in 1889 and re-elected 2 years later. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. > 3-25-1908 ^ 3-12-1908
Kiser Nancy died at her home in Elkhart last Sunday. Surviving are a son, Orville; a sister, Miss Maria Hastings; and a brother, John Hastings. Funeral at Elkhart on Thursday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Kiser Perry, 31 years, 4 months and 16 days, died at the residence of Jacob Kiser near Ligonier on Feb. 1. He was born in Noble County, served 3 years as a soldier of the late war, was a member of Co. B. 88th Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf., and was a brother of ex-sheriff Kiser residing near Cromwell, and of William S. Kiser of this place. He leaves a wife, a father and mother. Funeral at the Christian Church, Ligonier, Feb. 2. ^ 2-14-1877
Kiser Perry W, 86, died Tuesday in Kondas Nursing Home near Albion. He was born near Cromwell and was a lifelong resident of this community. He was a retired school teacher and farmer and served as Sparta Twp trustee at one time. Surviving are the widow, Florence; a daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Cemira) Alber of Hoopeston, Ill.; a son, John Hixon Kiser of Midwest City, Okla.; six grandchildren; and a brother, Walter of Ligonier. Services Friday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1960
Kiser Roscoe L, 46y5m, of Sparta Twp, died Saturday of cancer of the tongue. Surviving are his widow and 4 children. Funeral from the home Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 8-9-1922 Contributed by Judy Richter
Kiser Walter F, 92, a lifetime resident of Ligonier, died Jan. 16 at his home in Ligonier of complications. He was born Nov. 10, 1868 to Moses and Elisabeth (Strouse) Kiser, and was married Feb. 9, 1894 in Noble County to Minnie Harper. He was a member of the F&AM Lodge in Cromwell. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Curtis of Liberty Center; and one grandchild. Services in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier, Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1961
Kiser William S, 85, died Dec. 14 at the Odd Fellows Home at Greensburg, Ind. He was a native of Noble County and in the early eighties was elected auditor of the county on the Democratic ticket. During the Cleveland administration he held a position as auditor in the 5th division of the government auditing department with credit to himself and Noble County. Surviving are the former wife, Mrs. Ella (Haney) Kiser and one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Fox, formerly of Albion but later of Angola, who have been spending the early winter in Fla. Funeral at Bonham Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1934
Kiser Willis Floyd, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Kiser of near Cromwell, died Sept. 13 of typhoid fever. He is survived by his parents and sister. Obsequies were held at the home Sept. 15. ^ 9-24-1908
Kish Betty J, 65, died May 7, 1996 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 10, 1930 in West Unity, Ohio to Steve and Julia A. (Csenda) Kondas. On Aug. 23, 1960 in Dubuque, Iowa she married Fred Kish. He died in 1988. She retired from Eaton Electronics in Kendallville in 1993 and had lived in Albion 39 years. Surviving are 2 sons, Greg and Gordon Carter of Albion; a sister, Mary Eyster of Hamilton; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-7-1996
Kish Fred J, 68, (b. 6-20-1919) of Albion, died March 14 of a heart attack while attempting to assist a family member with a stalled vehicle in the vicinity of the Albion Veterinary Clinic. He was born June 20, 1919 in Racine, Wis. to Charles and Mary Kish. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Kondas); and two sons, Gordon Carter and Greg Carter, both of Albion; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Charles of Boulder, Colo.; and a sister, Helen Conrad of Racine, Wis. Funeral at Brazzell Funeral Home March 17. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-14-1988
Kish Mary, 88, died July 25 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been housekeeper for St. Anthony’s Hospital in Aurora, Ill. for more than 50 years. She was born in Budapest, Hungary August 27, 1895, the daughter of Alex Kish. Her mother was unknown. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Marie Thompson and Mrs. Helen Godfrey, both Chicago. Two brothers, John and August, and two sisters, Helen and Florence, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, Sacred Heart Home Cemetery. ~ 8-2-1984 + 7-?-1984
Kissabeth Francis, 51, died in the hospital at Lima, Ohio, Tuesday, where he had been a patient the past two years as a result of a fall. He is survived by his wife Laura. Mrs. Frank Ley of Avilla is a sister-in-law. Services Thursday in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Defiance, Ohio. Burial, Catholic Cemetery at Ege. ~ 2-12-1953
Kissinger Alice I, 80, died Thursday in Ligonier Health Facility. She was born Dec. 1, 1914 in Whitley County to Joseph and Clara (Garrison) DePoy. On June 23, 1934 she married Carl E. Kissinger. He died Jan. 20. She was a 52-year member of the Pythian Sisters Lodge and a member of the Past Chiefs Club at North Webster. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Joe (Connie) Harlan of Cromwell and Mrs. John (Debbie) Whetstone of Silver Lake; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Eastlund-Harrris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, North Webster Cemetery, Mock Addition. + 8-3-1995
Kissinger Luella M, 61, died December 14, 1991 at home in Mishawaka. She was born May 30, 1930 in Wolf Lake and married Russell "Curly" Kissinger in Columbia City on May 9, 1947. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Diana Kissinger, Teresa Czajkowski of Mishawaka and Valerie Becraft of Elkhart; one son, Douglas of South Bend; 4 sisters, JoAnn Weber, Hagerstown, Sandra Goldner, Fla., Linda Norris, Churubusco, Cholene Anderson, Merriam; and 5 brothers, Tom, Roger, Kent Schlotterback of Fla., and Terry and Ira (Skip) Schlotterback of Merriam. Funeral Tuesday at Warner Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial, Olive Cemetery, Jimtown. + 12-14-1991
Kister William S, 60, died at his home near Merriam Saturday from a complication of diseases. He was born Feb. 12, 1870 to Jacob and Phoebe Kister. On Feb. 15, 1896 he married Minnie A. Gaff. They had no children. Four sisters survive, Mrs. Scott Gaff and Mrs. John Coverstone of Whitley County, Mrs. Anne Winebrenner, Mrs. Ida Gaff of this county. He was a member of the K. of P. Lodge at Wolf Lake. Funeral Tuesday at the home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1931
Kistler Adam, 75, died Sunday at his home in Swan Twp. Surviving are the widow; four sons, Harley, Elmer and Dale of Whitley County, and Orval of Mishawaka; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Snoke and Mrs. Nellie Godfrey of Noble County, Mrs. David Armstrong of Fort Wayne, and Miss Zelda Kistler at home; and two brothers. Funeral Wednesday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1936
Kistler Anna, 67, Cromwell, was found dead Oct. 31 at the home of her son, Lawrence, R. 2, Papakeechie Lake, Syracuse. She was born Jan. 2, 1910 in Mishawaka, the daughter of Virgil and Pearl Priest, and was a lifelong resident of the community. She married Virgil Ray Kistler in 1930. He died in 1968. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Francis) Becker, South Bend, Mrs. Phillip (Sandra Sue) Farris, Granger, Mrs. Thomas (Darlene) Alvord, Edwardsburg, Mich.; three sons, Gerald of Ohio, Arthur of Goshen, and Lawrence, Syracuse; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald, North Webster, and Andrew of Niles, Mich.; a stepsister, Mrs. Joseph Acito, South Bend. She was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ, Perry Twp Home Economics Club, Eagles Auxiliary in Ligonier and DAV Auxiliary of Goshen. Funeral Wednesday in Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial Thorn Cemetery. + 10-31-1977
Kistler Betty E, 93, of Kendallville, died October 26, 2013 in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She was the store manager for Haffner’s Dime Store in Kendallville and also worked at No-Sag Corp. in Kendallville. She was born March 28, 1920, in Kendallville to Gail and Orzella (Yarian) Tomson. In May 1938, she married Stewart LaRue in Churubusco. He preceded her in death. In May 1962, she married Darold Kistler in Albion. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Sandra (Virgil) Summers of El Paso, Texas, and Sharon Owen of Albion; 2 sons, Delbert (Charlotte Ann) LaRue of Anchorage, Alaska, and Gary (Mary Ann) LaRue of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard Owen III; a brother, Gail Tomson; and a sister, Shirley Ann Bennett. Funeral services will be November 2, 2013 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 10-29-2013
Kistler Dale, 76, R. 2, Avilla, died Saturday in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. He had always been a farmer and worked at Sacred Heart Home the last 20 years. He retired from there early last November. He was born in Cromwell Jan. 17, 1903 to Adam and Elnora (Hursey) Kistler. He married Lottie Fitch, who died in 1971. Surviving are one son, Ronald, Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Butler, Avilla, and Mrs. Marilyn Gay of Hanna; two sisters, Mrs. Zelda Erickson, Churubusco and Mrs. Nellie Moon of Celina, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-22-1979 + 3-?-1979
Kistler David L, 69, of Syracuse, Ind., died Feb. 8, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1944, the son of Virgil and Anna (Priest) Kistler. On Aug. 31, 1962, he married Suzanne Knepper. Survivors incloude his wife; his children, Brian Kistler of Milford, In., David Kistler of Warsaw and Angela (Adam) Wilson of Milford; 4 grandchildren, Jordan and Hannah Kistler, and Madison and Gavin Wilson; siblings, Fraces Becker of South Bend, Arthur (Glendola) Kistler of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sandra Farris of Granger, Ind., and Darlene Alvord of Lakeland, Fla. He was peced in death by an infant daughter, Kathy, and a brother Gerald Kistler. He retired as the sexton of Sparta Cemtery in Kimmell. He was a bus driver for Wawqasee Community Schools for 17 years and had also worked with his father-in-law, Harold Knepper, in Knepper Consruction for mahy years. He was a member of Sparta United Chuch. Funeral, Fb. 13, 2014 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-11-2014
Kistler Emery, 79, Kendallville, died March 3 at his home. Born in Cromwell Sept. 14, 1890, he was the son of Adam and Elnora (Hursey) Kistler. He married Lillie May Matthews on Sept. 27, 1915 in Albion. He had lived in the Kendallville area for 30 years, after moving there from Avilla. He had retired from the McCray Refrigerator Co. with 25 years of service and was a member of the 20 Year Club at McCray. Survivors include the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Helen) Kennedy, Mrs. Don (Donna) Temple, and Mrs. Maurice (Eilene) Marshall, all of Kendallville; two sons, Willis of Indianola, Ill., and Darold, serving with the armed forces; four sisters, Jenny Pearl, Fort Wayne, Nellie Moon, Celina, Ohio, Mrs. Zelda Erickson, Churubusco, and Josephine Fitch, Waterloo; two brothers, Dale, Avilla, and Orville, Mishawaka; 16 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-12-1970 + 3-?-1970
Kistler Evelyn, 79, died Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. A resident of Cromwell for 50 years, she was born Sept. 16, 1887 at Etna Green to Albert and August (Mitchell) Carter. Her husbands, Joseph McDonald and John Kistler, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Fred McDonald of Cromwell; a sister, Mrs. Alice Smith of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1967
Kistler Gerald L, 48, New Athens, Ohio, and formerly of Syracuse and Cromwell, died Feb. 24 at a truck terminal in Pittsburgh, Pa. of an apparent heart attack. He was born Oct. 23, 1929 near Wolf Lake to Virgil Ray and Anna (Priest) Kistler. He was a truck driver and had lived in Ohio about four years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Loree) Thomas, Wilmington, Del., and Anita, Kendallville; a son, Arthur, Trenton, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Darlene) Alvord, Edwardsburg, Mi., Mrs. Phillip (Sandra) Farris, Granger, and Mrs. Thomas (Frances) Becker, South Bend; two brothers, Arthur, Goshen, and Lawrence, Syracuse. A son, James Allen, preceded him in death. Funeral at Harris Funeral Home in Syracuse Wednesday. + 2-24-1978
Kistler John W, 80, a retired blacksmith, died Sunday at his home. He had resided in Cromwell the last 51 years. He was born in Orville, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1878, the son of David and Gertrude (Lytle) Kistler. He married Evelyn McDonald May 27, 1857. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Harry of Tekonsha, Mich., Virgil and Vern of Cromwell; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Hutsell of Cromwell; four sisters, Mrs. D. B. Slonecker, Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. C. D. Evans, Biloxi, Miss., Mrs. G. T. Dixon, Peru, and Mrs. C. T. Nulf, Olivet, Mich.; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 3-?-1958
Kistler Kathy Sue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kistler, Cromwell, succumbed two hours after birth in Goshen Hospital Feb. 24. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herald Knepper and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Kistler, Cromwell. Graveside services Feb. 27 at Sparta Cemetery. + 2-24-1963
Kistler Lillie M, 77, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She had been a resident of Kendallville the last 32 years. She was the widow of Willis Eugene Kistler, whom she married Sept. 27, 1915 in Albion. He died March 3, 1970. She was born Sept. 24, 1898 in Wolf Lake to Eugene and Bertha Babcock Matthews. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Helen) Kennedy, Mrs. Don (Donna) Temple, both Kendallville, and Mrs. Maurice (Eilene) Marshall, Orland; two sons, Willis, Danville, Ill., and Darold, Waits Rd.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Parson, Comstock, Mich.; 2 brothers, Leon Nisonger, Three Rivers, Mich., and Howard Nisonger, Constantine, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-16-1976 + 9-?-1976
Kistler Lottie Louise, 66, of R. 2, Avilla, died Wednesday while vacationing at Webster, Wis. She was a lifetime resident of Avilla. Born May 26, 1905, she was the daughter of Oliver J. and Loretta Fitch. She was married to Dale Kistler June 3, 1922, in Auburn. He survives. Other survivors include one son, Ronald of Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Dorothy) Owen of R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Max (Marilyn) Gay of Churubusco; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in the Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 9-9-1971 + 9-?-1971
Kistler Martha, 27, a lifelong resident of this community, died in the St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne Thursday. Survivors are the husband, Ronald; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Linus Teders; two sisters, Mrs. Don Hill and Mrs. Gerald Schlictenmyer of Kendallville; and two brothers, Herbert Teders, Leipsic, Ohio, and Duane at home. Funeral Monday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 1-13-1955
Kistler Ralph E Jr, 75, of Ligonier, died unexpectedly at home December 27, 2013. He was born at home near Leiters Ford, Indiana, on May 12, 1938, the son of Ralph E. (Sr.) and Verna B. (Cripe) Kistler. On June 27, 1959 he married Harolaine Hoover in Monterey, Ind. He graduated as salutatorian in Aubbeenaubee Township High School in Leiters Ford. He attended Butler University his freshmen year and completed his last 3 years at Manchester College. He earned his M.S. degree in Biology at Ball State. Ralph taught various levels of science for 40 years with 38 of those at West Noble School Corporation, Ligonier. He is survived by his wife; 3 children, Bonnie D. (Bill) Woodlee of Elkhart, Ind., Kerry L. (Jil) Kistler of Springfield, Mo., and Shareen S. (Jonathan) Lichtenberger of Wren, Ohio; 7 grandchildren, Kara and Zachary Woodlee, Sarah (Kistler) Fry, Justin, Jeremy and Christy Kistler, and Amber Lichtenberger; 2 great-grandchildren, Katherine and Andrew Kistler; 2 siblings, John M. Kistler of Indianapolis, Ind., and Cheryl K. Kistler of Goshen, Ind. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe K. Kistler; and a granddaughter, Lydia Rose Lichtenberger. Funeral, January 4, 2014 at the Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-31-2013
Kistler Ronald P, 77, of Avilla, died September 1, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born December 17, 1926 in Swan Twp, Noble County, to Dale and Lottie (Fitch) Kistler. On February 12, 1956 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla he married Sabina Busch. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Ronda and Andrew Glowaty of Naperville, Ill., and Denise Kistler of Avilla; a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Julia Kistler of Fort Wayne; a sister, Dorothy Anderson of Avilla; and 3 grandchildren, Lindley, Danae and Jared Kistler. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Gay. He had been a teller at Community State Bank, retiring in 1991. A lifetime Avilla resident, he was a U.S. Marines veteran and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where services were held. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 9-9-2004
Kistler Ruth, 21, died March 27 in Garrett Hospital from septecemia which followed a mastoid operation. She was born March 19, 1913 at Cromwell, the daughter of Harvey and Marville Kistler. Surviving are her parents; 2 brothers, Ernest and Allen; 2 sisters, Martha, a twin, and Bonnie Lou. Funeral Thursday at LaOtto Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-27-1934 ^ 3-28-1934
Kistler Virgil Ray, 62, Cromwell, died Monday in Bluffton Clinic. Born June 17, 1906 in Noble County the son of John and Armintha (Leamon) Kistler, he had resided most of his lifetime in the county. He was married March 20, 1926 in Auburn to Anna Priest. He was an employee of Goshen Rubber Co. and a member of the Goshen Moose and Ligonier Eagles Lodges. Survivors include the widow; three sons, Gerald and Arthur of Goshen, and Lawrence of Syracuse; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Becker and Mrs. Sandra Sue Farris of South Bend, and Mrs. Darlene Alvord, Battle Creek, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harry, Tecumseh, Mich., and Vern, Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Joe Hutsell, Cromwell. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 11-?-1968
Kistler Willis E "Pete", 72, died Sunday in Indianola, Ill. He was born April 12, 1919. He was a veteran of WW II and employed by the county highway department near his home. His wife, the former Ellen Hagerman, died Aug. 7, 1990. Surviving are three daughters, Lissa Evans, Barbara Thomas and Sally Hollingsworth, all of Indianola; four sons, Larry, Lewis and Willis, Kendallville, and Douglas, Fremont; three sisters, Helen Wiles, Donna Temple and Eilene Temple of Kendallville; a brother, Darold of Kendallville; 12 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Houghton-Lasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, Ill. + 10-?-1991

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