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Liberato Lanora, 44, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 28, 1938 in Helmer to Earl R. and Leah (Shaffer) Reade. She had been a waitress at Shooks’ Restaurant the past year. Surviving are her mother, Leah Lasho in Kendallville; a son, Jeffrey Felts of LaPorte; a sister, Charlotte Truelove of Kendallville; two brothers, Charles of Kendallville, and Richard of Budd Lake, N.J.; and a stepbrother, Clarence Jr. Lasho of Marion, Iowa. One brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 11-17-1982
Libersa Mathilde - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Vance have received word of the death of Mrs. Vance’s mother, Mathilde Libersa, Saturday, March 6, in Piney, France. Other survivors are the husband, Dr. Gaston Libersa; four sons, Drs. Claude, Marc, Rene and Christina Libersa; two daughters, Dr. Colette Liber and Chantal Libersa; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. ~ 3-11-1976
Libey Duane Burton, 80, died Monday at Towne House Health Care Center. He was born Nov. 10, 1912 in Hudson to Bert and Lucretia (Failor) Libey. He married Evelyn Lee on Aug. 4, 1932. She died Aug. 8, 1976. On June 20, 1977 he married Roberta Baxter. She died Sept. 25, 1992. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1930 and worked as a store manager for 41 years for Montgomery Ward in Niles, Mich. retiring in 1975. He was a WW II veteran and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a sister, Genevieve Henry of Kendallville and 2 stepsons. Graveside services Friday at Lake View Cemetery. + 9-13-1993
Libey Evelyn E, 63, Niles Mich., died Sunday at Pawatng Hospital, Niles. She was born June 6, 1913 in Kendallville to Raymond and Minnie Lee. She married Duane B. Libey Aug. 4, 1932 in Kendallville. She had been a resident of Niles, Mich., since 1958. Services Wednesday at Halbirtter Funeral Home in Niles. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Libey Jeanette, 83, a lifelong resident of Howe, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Keim in Sturgis. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Young of Howe, she was born Aug. 1, 1847. In 1868 she was married to Jonas Libey, who died several years ago. They were the parents of three children, one of whom died some time ago. The two surviving are Mrs. Keim and Charles N. of Howe. A sister, Mrs. Clara Booth of LaGrange, and four grandchildren survive. Funeral Tuesday at Howe Methodist Church. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Howe. + No date
Libey Lucretia, 89, who lived most of her life in Kendallville, died in South Bend Hospital Friday. She was born to Dave and Cora (Martin) Failor in South Milford Jan. 24, 1885. She married Bert W. Libey, who died July 30, 1903 in Hudson. She was employed in several downtown Kendallville retail stores as a sales clerk and was also known as a seamstress. Surviving are a son, Duane B., Niles, Mich.; a daughter, Genevieve Henry, Kendallville; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Services Monday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1974
Lichkai Elizabeth L, 75, of Albion, died Monday (d. 2-15-1988) in Ligonier at the home of a granddaughter. Born June 9, 1912 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Charles V. and Florence (Callander) Long. Her first two husbands, Woodward Martin and Ora Sparrow, preceded her in death and her third husband, John Lichkai died in 1987. She was a member of Wesleyan Church, Albion. Surviving are a daughter, Janice Somerset, Ligonier; a son, Robert "Bud" Martin, Santa Clara, Calif.; two brothers, Don Long, Detroit, and Dale Long, Calif.; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One grandson preceded her in death. Memorial services Saturday at Wesleyan Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-15-1988
Lichkai John H, 73, of Albion, died Thursday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend. He moved to Albion 3 ½ years ago from South Bend. He was a retired brewery worker. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Sparrow Martin, whom he married Oct. 15, 1983; two daughters, Cheryl Rudolph of South Bend, and Mary Miller of Edwardsburg, Mich.; a son, John Jr. of Granger; two stepdaughters, Janice Somerset of Ligonier, and Jacqueline Herman of Edwardsburg, Mich.; a stepson, Robert Martin of Santa Clara, Calif.; one grandson, Steven Miller. Memorial services Tuesday in Albion Wesleyan Church. His body was donated to Indiana University. + 4-9-1987
Lichko Mary Terese, O.S.F., 89, of Avilla, died March 29, 2006 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She had been a Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart for 68 years. After retiring from nursing, she worked at the motherhouse at St. Francis Convent in Frankfort. She was born May 8, 1916 in East Vandergrift, Pa. to Juliua and Theresa (Yashak) Lichko. Surviving are 2 sisters, Julie Stewart of Ford City, Pa., and Ann Balakonis of East Orange, N.J.; and 2 brothers, Steve Lichko of Harper Woods, Mich., and John Lichko of Flat Rock, Mich. Services Saturday at Provena Sacred Heart Home. Burial, Sacred heart Cemetery. ^ 3-30-2006
Liddle John A, 77, died Thursday of last week at the Garrett Hospital. A native of Ohio, he became ill while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Paul LaFevor, R. 2, Avilla. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday. The body was taken to the Jackman Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio. Burial, Gibson Cemetery, Dearborn, Ind. ~ 11-29-1962
Lieb Wava D, 79, Kendallville, died today in her home following a heart attack. She was born Oct. 6, 1895 in LaGrange County to Louis E. and Ella (Gage) Deal. She married Dr. J. P. Lieb June 19, 1920 in Plato, Ind. He died March 23, 1940. She moved to the area from LaGrange 32 years ago. She was a high school teacher for 34 years and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Indiana Retired Teachers Association and BPW. She graduated cum laude in 1918 from Indiana University. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. W. (Margaret) Tuck, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. E. F. (Martha) Cox, Dayton, Ohio; two sons, David, Kendallville, and Dr. Richard, Auburn; 13 grandchildren; two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. + 11-?-1974
Lieberenz Joe L, 74, of R. 4, Wolf Lake, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 20, 1913 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Albert E. and Edna (Whitmore) Lieberenz. On April 16, 1938 in Huntington he married Gladys E. Maurer. He moved from Fort Wayne to Wolf Lake in 1962 and was a former employee of Joslyn Steel in Fort Wayne. For 25 years he owned and operated Wolf Lake Greenhouse, retiring in 1984. Surviving are his wife; a son, Larry of Cromwell; a sister, Luella Krill, Columbia City; 3 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 9-20-1988
Lieberenz Lillie Mae, 50, of R. 1, Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Hardburly, Ky., the daughter of Robert and Susie (Combs) Robinson. On April 3, 1960 in Stroh she married Richard L. "Dick" Lieberenz. She moved from Ky. to Kendallville 35 years ago and was a member of Church of the True God, South Milford, and Noble County Semi Drivers Association. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bennie (Ruth) Thomas of Edgerton, Ohio; three sons, Elhanan Ritchie of Angola, Edward Ritchie and Richard Lieberenz Jr. of Kendallville; a brother, Elhanon "Buck" of Wolcottville; and five grandchildren. Two children, Bobby Ray and Donna Sue Ritchie, and a brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday in the Church of the True God. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 6-3-1989
Lieberenz Richard Lee, 67, of Auburn, died June 3, 2006 at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn. He was born July 29, 1938 near South Milford to Ivan and Ruth (Troop) Lieberenz. He married Lillie Mae Robinson. She died January 3, 1989. He married Carole Ann Kable in 1991. She died November 12, 2004. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Jr. and Lisa Lieberenz of Kendallville, and Edward and Krestina Ritchie of Avilla; a daughter-in-law, Paula Ritchie of Kendallville; 3 stepchildren; 7 grandchildren, Michael, Joseph and Christopher Thomas, Brandi Smolinske, Bree and Tailor Ritchie, and Lora Lieberenz; one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were a son, Elhanan Ritchie in 2005; and a half-brother, Paul Lepper Jr. He retired in 2001 from Rollins Trucking after more than 35 years as a professional truck driver. He also drove a truck from 1962 to 1979 for McCray Refrigeration and from 1979 to 1992 for No-Sag. He portrayed Santa Claus for 25 years and built and raced street stock cars in Avilla and Angola. He was a member of Harbor of Love Baptist Church and the Moose Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard Reserves. Services with military honors at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 6-15-2005
Liebing Idress W, 76, of Kendallville, died this morning in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville Feb. 16, 1903, she was the daughter of Charles and Elta (Meese) Wright. She was a lifetime resident of Kendallville and had worked as a dietary aide in hospital and nursing homes for many years. She was a member of the South Milford Church of Christ and Rebekah Lodge. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Walker; two sons, Paul Wade, and Lynn W.; a brother, C. Neil; all of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Liechty Addie, 84, of Leo, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a native of Adams County. Her husband, Jonas, died in 1984. Surviving are 5 daughters, Edith Welty of Syracuse, Ruth King of Wauseon, Ohio, Esther Beck of Archbold, Ohio, Florence Klopfenstein of Kendallville, and Anna Mowan of Spencerville; three sons, Robert and Morris of Leo, and Gordon of Fort Wayne; a sister, Pearl Nichols of Berne; and 30 grandchildren. Services are Wednesday in Calvary Temple. + 12-26-1987
Liggett Forest, 83, died Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett. He was a retired carpenter with Ben Bunt Home Builders and was an Army Veteran of WW I. Surviving are five sons, Kenneth and Everett, Churubusco, Emmett and George, Fort Wayne, and Charles of Edon, Ohio; five daughters, Roberta Ebert, Churubusco, Phyllis Castle, Coldwater, Mich., Alice Mabry, Lacey, Wash., Patricia Hoopingardner, Fort Wayne, and Barbara Koskie, Garrett; three sisters, Annie Walters, Marshall, Mich., Elizabeth Barkley, Fort Wayne, and Vera Nesbitt, Jacksonville, Fla. Services Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 8-4-1983
Liggett Gwendolin E, 80, died July 16, 2006 at the family residence in Smith Twp. She was born in Chicago on January 18, 1926, a daughter of William and Fredonna (Yarian) Lutter. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1946 and beauty college in Fort Wayne. She worked as a beautician for a period. On October 11, 1947 she married Kenneth L. Liggett in LaOtto. She was employed at Magnavox for 15 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Smith Twp Home Extension Club. Her husband died October 18, 2004. Surviving are her children, Linda K. Wick of Fort Wayne, Judy A. Liggett, Kenneth L. (Theresa) Liggett, and Tim L. (Lisa) Liggett, all of Churubusco, Donna M. (Jay) Hilliard of Avilla, and Holly D. (Mark) Redding of Fort Wayne; and 5 brothers, Clarence, James (Beverly), and Ralph (Lois) Lutter of LaOtto, William (Della) and Robert (Sharon) Lutter of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 7-27-2006
Liggett Kenneth L, 81, of rural Churubusco, died October 18, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born June 10, 1923 in Fort Wayne to Forest and Marvel (Leonard) Liggett. He spent his formative years in the Fremont area and served in the U.S. Army during WW II in the Italian and southern France campaigns, receiving 3 battle stars and the Purple Heart. On October 11, 1947 in LaOtto he married Gwendolin E. Lutter. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Linda K. Wick and Holly D. and Mark Redding of Fort Wayne, Judy A. Liggett of Churubusco, and Donna K. and Jay Hilliard of Avilla; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth L. and Theresa and Tim L. and Lisa Liggett of Churubusco; 3 brothers, Everett and Patricia Liggett of Churubusco, George and Patricia Liggett of Fort Wayne and Charles and Sarah Liggett of Edon, Ohio; 5 sisters Roberta and Kenneth Ebert of Churubusco, Phyllis and Phil "Butch" Castle of Coldwater, Mich., Alice and Bill Mayberry of Lacey, Wash., Pat Hoopengardner of Fort Wayne, and Barbara Koskie of Garrett; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Emmett, and a sister, Eleanor Bellis. He was a former truck driver for Transport Motor Express and retired from Magnavox in Fort Wayne in 1984. He was a member of Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157 and VFW 3846 of Churubusco, Auburn Disabled Veterans, Fort Wayne Eagles Lodge and Teamsters Local 414. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery with military graveside rites. ~ 10-21-2004
Light Neva A, 99, died Dec. 12, 2002 at Town House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. She was a registered nurse, serving as LaGrange County public health nurse 1926-1936 and as a school nurse in Kendallville for 4 years. She was born Oct. 24, 1903 in Noble County to John and Mary (Sperbeck) Bushong. She graduated from South Milford High School in 1922 and from Lutheran School of Nursing in 1925. She married Charles Howe in Aug. 1939. He died in Dec. 1971. She married Carl Light in Aug. 1978 and he died in Dec. 1991. She was preceded in death by a stepson; a brother, Glenn Bushong, and a sister, Edna Bushong. Surviving are a niece and nephews. Services Monday at Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-14-2002
Lightfoot Howard J died Jan. 24, 1970 in a Warsaw medical center. A native of Fort Wayne, he was employed by the Indiana State Police Dept. from 1941 until his retirement in 1965. He was first sergeant of detectives at the Ligonier Post when he retired and had recently served as Winona Lake town marshal. He was a brother of Mrs. Helen Treesh of Albion. Funeral Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church in Warsaw. + 1-?-1970
Lightfoot John S, 78, of R. 1, Pierceton, died Feb. 19 in Whitley County Hospital from a heart condition. He was born May 23, 1885 in Kosciusko County, a son of James and Huldah (Stinson) Lightfoot, and was a retired interurban conductor and motorman and also a retired farmer. He served for a number of years as deputy assessor of Kosciusko County. He was a member of Morris Chapel Methodist Church, the Pierceton Lions Club and the Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife, Marie; two sons, Milo W. of Pierceton, and Howard J. of Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. Luther (Helen) Treesh, Kendallville; one stepdaughter; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday from Spangle Funeral Home in Pierceton. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. + 2-19-1964
Lightner Richard Jr "Rick", 18, of Gastonia, N.C., died Monday in Gaston Memorial Hospital from injuries received in a one-vehicle accident near Gastonia. He was born in Troy, Ohio, the son of Richard A. and Hazel (Handshoe) Lightner. His mother and stepfather, Hazel and Carroll Ensley, survive in Gastonia; his father and stepmother, Richard and Sandy Lightner, survive in Bessemer City, N.C. Formerly of Kendallville, he attended the Kendallville Middle School and was a route salesman for Pepsi Cola in Gastonia. Surviving with his parents are a sister, Lisa at home; a stepbrother, Kenny Sellers of Bessemer City; grandparents, Arnold and Flora Handshoe of Kendallville, Robert and Marge Dye of Rushville; and a great-grandfather, Charles Harmon of Kendallville. Services Thursday in Evangel Assembly of God in Gastonia. Burial, Gaston Memorial, Park, Gastonia. + 1-9-1989
Lighty Johnnie, 7 years, 11 months and 8 days, died Nov. 11. ^ 11-17-1881
Lighty Sarah died at Lisbon Aug. 13, aged 77 years, 11 months and 7 days. She was born in Franklin County, Pa. Sept. 8, 1811; moved to Wayne County, Ohio in 1842; came to Indiana in 1868. Her husband, Jonathan, died of paralysis a little over a year ago. Funeral was at the school house in Lisbon. ^ 8-23-1889
Lighty Timothy Peter was born in Wayne County, Ohio Oct. 17, 1847. He married Alice R. Hill of Kendallville Aug. 17, 1872. He died at Kendallville June 15, 1895, aged 47 years 7 months and 29 days. He leaves a wife, 3 sons and one daughter, one son having gone before. ^ 6-21-1895
Ligman Joseph N, 79, Kendallville, died December 19, 2002 at his home on Creek Lake. He was born in Beloit, Wis. on May 30, 1923 to Joseph S. and Margaret (Arneson) Ligman. He married Lois S. Berner on January 1, 1947. She died February 19, 1967. He married Kathryn Reade Strater on October 16, 1973 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Teena Ligman of Bedford and Richard and Shirley Ligman of Lapel; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Dennis Jordan of LaOtto and Lois and Greg White of Kendallville; 2 stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Lois Ligman of Naples, Fla.; and 4 grandchildren. A brother, Arthur, preceded him in death. He owned and operated Custom Molding Fiberglass, KV Molded Products and was co-owner of K&L Stamping. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving in WW II and the Korean Conflict. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-23-2003
Likens Cecil M, 100, died Aug. 28, 2003 at Mason Health Care Facility. He was a former superintendent of public utilities in Kendallville and a member of North Webster Church of the Brethren. He was born July 13, 1903 in Preble, the son of Ancel and Bertha (Dunn) Likens. On May 9, 1926 he married Oma Batz Wilkinson. She died Oct. 27, 1979. He married Wauneta Angel on Nov. 30, 1980. She died July 31, 1991. Surviving are 2 stepchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Colonel and Cyril Likens; and an infant sister, Esther. Services Saturday at North Webster Church of the Brethren in Bourbon. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 8-29-2003
Likens Mary Kathryn, 79, of rural Hudson, died Aug. 3, 2001 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Salem Center Presbyterian Church, Lady Elks of Garrett, American Legion Auxiliary of Garrett and Ashley OES No. 229. A graduate of Kendallville High School, she formerly worked for several area florists. She was born Sept. 26, 1921 in Noble County to Charles and Louis (Fritz) Haverfield. She married Richard Likens on Dec. 21, 1947 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Randy and Sue Ann Williams of Angola; a son and daughter-in-law David and Bobbie Likens of Angola; a sister, Betty Newman of Kendallville; and 3 grandchildren, Shawn and Chad Severe and Erica Likens. She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Iddings. Services Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Hudson. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 8-4-2001
Likens Oma D, 81, of R. 1, Pierceton, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She had lived in Kendallville 47 years before returning to the Pierceton area. She married William Wilkinson who died in 1925. She married Cecil M. Likens May 9, 1926. She was a member of the North Webster Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband; a son, Garner Wilkinson of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral will be Tuesday in North Webster Church of the Brethren. Burial, Salem Cemetery in Wilmot. + 10-?-1979
Likes Archie Clement, son of Joseph and Mary Likes, was born July 30, 1881; died May 22, 1882, aged 10 months and 22 days. ^ 6-1-1882
Likes Beulah B, 69, 418 S. Harrison St., Garrett, died Monday at DeKalb Hospital. She was born in Elkhart County Oct. 17, 1915, a daughter of Sherman and Eva (Miller) Simmons. She was married April 28, 1935 in Goshen to Ralph Likes, who died April 10, 1970. Surviving are four sons, Richard Simmons, Garrett, Stephen Likes, Albion, Danny and Monty Likes, Garrett; one daughter, Julie Scott, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ronald, Millersburg, and Arthur, Goshen; 20 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A son, Mondell Likes, and a daughter, Sue Ellen Yowell, preceded her in death. She was a member of Garrett Nazarene Church. Funeral will be Thursday at Garrett Nazarene Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 1-21-1985
Likes Devin Katherine died Friday, (b.2-11-1988 - d.2-12-1988) at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Thursday at McCray Hospital to Jeffrey and Suzanne (Blotkamp) Likes. She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Likes of Albion and Mrs. and Mrs. Norman Rowe of Avilla; great-grandfather, Alton Weber of Albion; great-great-grandmother, Florence Huff, R. 1, Wawaka; and one brother, Dirk of Albion. A grandfather, Ray Blotkamp, preceded her in death. Services will be Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-12-1988
Likes Hazel Lucile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Likes, was born April 12, 1902 and died Dec. 21, 1903 at the age of 1 year 8 months and 9 days. ^ 1-1-1904
Likes Jasper, who was injured on April 20 by a lot of poles falling on him while sawing wood, died on Wednesday. His injury was a fracture of the neck of the thigh bone. He was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife but no children. ^ 5-15-1885
Likes Joseph, Civil War veteran, died from hardening of the arteries Tuesday. He was a farmer residing 4 ½ miles northeast of Kendallville. He was born in Ashland County, Ohio in March 1842. He served one year in the 178th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and after being mustered out of active service, came to Noble County and has resided on the old homestead ever since. On June 27, 1868 he married Mary Jane Acton, a resident of Noble County. They had 14 children, ten of whom are living, Clarence, Erman, Linus and Clyde of near Kendallville, Homer of Clinton, Mich., Lamont, St. Joe, Ind., Otto, Elkhart, Mrs. George Strouse of Clare, Mich., Mrs. Bessie Rhinesmith, Stroh, and Mrs. Lulu Uhl at home. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren; one brother, James of South Milford; and a sister, Mrs. James Childs of Wakefield, Neb. His wife died Nov. 24, 1911. He had engaged in farming practically all of his life and was a member of the GAR. Funeral will be Friday from the residence and from Wayne Center Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. * 1921
Likes Linus E, 94, R. 3, died today in McCray Hospital. Born in Wayne Twp Sept. 29, 1879, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Jane (Acton) Likes. Aug. 4, 1903 he married Allie B. Williams. She preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and member of the Helmer Nazarene Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Sleeper, R. 3, and Mrs. Arleen Swanson, Marion; one son, Emory, Waterloo; one sister, Lulu Shaffer, Fort Wayne; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death. Services will be Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1974
Likes Mary Jane (Acton) was born in Morrow County, Ohio July 27, 1850; died at her home November 14, 1911, aged 61 years 3 months and 27 days. She was married to Joseph Likes Jan. 27, 1868. They had 14 children. Four preceded her in death. Clarence, Homer, Erman, Linus, Clyde, Lamont, Otto, Cora Strouse, Bessie Rhinesmith, Lulu Uhl; a husband; one brother; 3 sisters; 13 grandchildren are left to mourn. She united with the church at the early age of 15. She moved to this community at the age of 3. Funeral was at the Wayne Center M. E. Church November 28. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-30-1911
Likes Rosetta, 72, (b. 4-9-1870), died Friday at her home in Wayne Twp. She had been a lifelong resident of the Wayne Center community. Surviving are the husband, Clarence; a son, Vern near Kendallville; a foster daughter, Mrs. Edna Metzger near New Haven; 3 brothers and 3 sisters, John and Dan Uhl near this city, Albert Uhl near Avilla, Mrs. Maggie Boszor this city, Mrs. Dan Linn near Edon, O., and Mrs. Eddy, Corunna. Funeral will be Monday at Wayne Center Methodist Church. * 4-18-1942
Likes Vern Lee, 79, R. 1, Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1896 in Wayne Twp to Clarence and Rosetta (Uhl) Likes. In 1919 he married Ercil A. Emerick, who died Jan. 7, 1962. He was a lifetime resident of Wayne Twp, a farmer, mechanic, and at one time operated a saw mill and cider mill. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Basil (June) Roberts, R. 2, Kendallville, Mrs. Michael (Shewyon) Rice, R. 1, Kendallville, and Mrs. William (Maxine) Washburn, Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 5-?-1976
Lilly Eva Dell, 68, died at the home of her sister, Esta E. Miller, Rome City, Sunday, where she had been visiting since May. Born in W. Va. Aug. 8, 1916, she was the daughter of William R. and Mary Susan (Harvey) Meadows. She had previously lived in Japan before visiting her sister. Her husband, Joseph C., preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Lt. Col. J. C. Jr., New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Miller, and Easter P. Bradford of Woodburn; a brother, Ernest A. Meadows of Churubusco; and five grandchildren. Services will be at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, W. Va. Burial, Tom Lilly Cemetery, Jhent, W. Va. + 6-24-1984
Lilly William L, 66, died Dec. 26, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was a foundry worker at Kendallville Foundry and retired in 1999 from Rivnut Mfg. Co. in Kendallville. He was born Jan. 29, 1937 to Toy and Anita (Moya) Lilly. He is survived by 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny and Mildred Lilly of Leesville, S.C. and William Lilly Jr. of Kendallville; a daughter, Teresa Wainwright of Fort Wayne; 4 brothers, Jackie, James, Dewey and Danny, of Roanoke, Va.; 2 sisters, Annie Geiger of Smith Mountain, Va., and Donna Knight of Flat Top, Va.; a granddaughter, Amber Wainwright; a grandson, Damon Lilly; and his ex-wife, Lois Brouillette of Kendallville. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 12-27-2003
Lincoln Dorrence E "Abe", 70, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a Catlin, Ill. native and a retired employee of Joslyn Stainless Steel after 36 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Lucile M.; two daughters, Sharon E. Brundage of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Catherine E. Graham of Fort Wayne; a son, James E., Fort Wayne; two sisters, Ferne Runyan of Fort Wayne, and Alice Sesler of Bourbon; and two brothers, George W. of LaOtto, and Warren of Texas. Services were Sunday in Emmaus Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Concordia Cemetery. ~ 9-24-1987
Lincoln Esther M, 94, of Eel River Twp, died Sept. 28, 2009 at the Towne House Retirement Center, Fort Wayne. She was born near Avilla and graduated from Avilla High School in 1934. She married Everett Lincoln in 1942. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Churubusco. Surviving are her sons, Ray Lincoln of Tipp city, Ohio and Lee Lincoln of Churubusco. Her husband died in 1999. Service Thursday at Sheets & Child Funeral Home, Churubusco. Journal Gazette 9-29-2009
Lincoln George F, 90, R. 2, Churubusco, a retired farmer, died Monday in Whitley County Hospital. He was a native of Homer, Ill. He had lived on the Greenwell Road farm in Allen County since 1919 and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hattie; three sons, George W., LaOtto, Dorrence, Fort Wayne, and Warren, Claude, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Theora Barrick, at home, Mrs. Dale Runyan, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Dale Seslar, New Richmond; a brother, Albert, Fort Wayne and 18 grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-29-1971 + 4-?-1971
Lincoln George Wendell, 92, of Churubusco, died Nov. 12, 2006 at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. He retired in 1976 with 30 years of service as a bridge construction superintendent for Reith & Riley. He had also farmed in Swan Twp. He was a member of Huntertown Lodge 689 F&AM and Churubusco OES 136. He attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of the Carpenters Union. He was born Jan. 29, 1914 to George and Harriett (Zea) Lincoln. He married Velma Ferguson on Feb. 14, 1934 in Columbia City. She died Oct. 4, 1998. Surviving are his children, Betty McHenry of Milford, Barbara Fritz of Fort Wayne, Billy Lincoln of Columbia City and David Lincoln of Edgerton, Ohio; several grand and great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, Larry, in 1941; 2 brothers, Dorrence and Warren; 3 sisters, Theora McBride, Fern Runyan and Alice Seslar; and a great-great-grandson. Graveside services today at Eel River Cemetery. ^ 11-14-2006
Lincoln Harriett E, 84, of Churubusco, was a native of LaHogue, Ill., but had lived in Allen County since 1919. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and an honorary and charter member of its Ladies Aid. She died Sunday in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are three sons, Dorrence, Fort Wayne, George Wendell, LaOtto, and Warren, of Claude, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Dale Runyan, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Dale Seslar, Bourbon; and a stepbrother, Fred Wright, Georgetown, Ill. Services were Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-5-1974
Lincoln Homer, 86, of R. 2, Churubusco, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital. Born in Homer, Ill., he had been an Indiana resident since 1913 and had lived at his present address since 1915. Surviving are his wife, Delta; a son, Everett R., Churubusco; two grandsons; a great-grandson; and two brothers, George, Churubusco, and Albert of Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 11-27-1969 + 1-31-1969
Lincoln William L, 19, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 31 in St. Joseph Medical Center. An Elkhart native, he was educated in the Columbia Twp and Pierceton schools. Surviving are his parents, Billy and Cheri Lincoln of Columbia City; 3 sisters, Cynthia of Melbourne, Fla., Jeanette Brenneck of Fort Wayne, and Misty of Columbia City; 2 brothers, Darrin of Claypool and Scott of Columbia City; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lincoln of LaOtto, and Erma Noll of Smalley Lake. Burial, South Park Cemetery. ~ 2-16-1996
Lindeman Carl E, 58, of Crooked Lake, died July 10, 2004 at his home. He was born November 25, 1945 in Fort Wayne to Wilbur F. and Velma (Stoddard) Lindman. He married Mary L. (Nahrwold) Crumpacker on December 15, 1973. Surviving are his wife; a stepson; 5 grandsons; a great-granddaughter; 4 brothers, Robert, William and John of Fort Wayne, and Richard of New York; and a sister, Norma Grable of Fort Wayne. Preceding him in death was a sister, Donna Fudge. He worked at Hires Auto Parts for 21 years; was employed at Rome City Auto Parts for 2 years and later established Lindeman's Pontoon Repair in Wolf Lake. He was a member of VFW 4717 in Wolf Lake and the American Legion in Avilla. He graduated form Central High School and served in the U. S. Air Force. Services at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ~ 7-15-2004
Lindemuth Alice M, 66, Ligonier, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. She was a lifetime resident of Ligonier and retired in 1985 from Monsanto Corp. Born Aug. 25, 1922 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of Earl and Minnie (Merriman) Ostrander. On Dec. 16, 1941, she married George R. Lindemuth in Ligonier. He died in 1983. Surviving are three sons, Ronald of Houma, La., Donald of Cromwell, and Robert of Ligonier; one daughter, Mrs. Gale (DeEtta) Wertman of Sherman, Texas; one sister, Katherine of Ligonier; one brother, Robert of Fort Wayne; and 6 grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Graveside services Friday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-13-1989
Lindemuth Donald G, 60, of Cromwell died May 25, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. He was born May 29, 1950 in Ligonier. Surviving are his children, Rhonda Harden of Corunna, Tina Winebrenner of Angola, Carl Winebrenner of Roberts, Ill., Akita Pepper of Huntington and Amber Cowles of Corunna; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Ronald Lindemuth. Private family services will be held. ^ 5-27-2011
Lindemuth Frank B, 85, died Monday in Marks Nursing Home, Mongo. Formerly residing at Wolcottville, he had lived in Ligonier 16 years. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are a son, George, Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. Lee Chenoweth, Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; one brother, Edward, Garrett; and one sister, Mrs. DeEtta McCoy, Angola. Services will be today at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Scipio Cemetery near Hicksville, O. + 1957
Lindemuth George R, 65, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Saturday at the Fort Wayne VA Hospital. He was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Wolcottville to Frank and Molly Lindemuth. On Dec. 16, 1941 in Ligonier he married Alice Ostrander. A lifetime resident of the area, he was a former employee of Essex Wire in Ligonier and a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Gale (DeEtta) Wertman of Ligonier; three sons, Ronald of Raceland, La., and Donald and Robert of Ligonier; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A daughter and a sister preceded him in death. Graveside services Wednesday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-2-1983
Linder George Leonard was born July 7, 1814 in Bavaria, Germany. In 1852 he landed in the city of Philadelphia; remained 3 years in New Jersey; from here he went to Ohio; and before leaving he married Rosina Fried. Since 1855 he has been living in Noble County. It was here that he united with the German M. E. Church and was one of the first members. They had 7 children, 4 have died. Three, George Linder, Mrs. Bogner and Mrs. Johnson, and their mother are left. He died Jan. 27, 1892, 78 years 6 months and 20 days. It was his last request that the funeral be in English and German and services should be held in Weston Chapel. ^ 2-3-1893
Linder John, 92, native of Germany and a resident of Noble County for half a century, died at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, Friday from complications incident to senility. He has been bedfast for the past four weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Sawyer, residing east of Kendallville, where he had been making his home for the past 16 years. He first located on a farm near Rome City but later moved to a farm near Albion, retiring from active farm work in 1920, when he went to the Sawyer home to live. Funeral was held Monday from Irwin & Reyher Funeral Home, Kendallville. Several brothers and sisters residing in Germany survive. + 9-?-1936
Linder John Mrs, 74, fell from her porch at her home 9 miles west of this city Sunday at noon and died soon afterward. She has been a continuous resident of Noble County for the past 28 years, coming here from Germany. She is survived by a husband and a son, Michael Reick of this city. Funeral from St. John’s Lutheran Church Wednesday morning. ^ 11-10-1911
Linder Rosina (Fried) was born in Unta Derick Heim, Wurttemberg, Germany; immigrated to this country in 1852. In New Jersey she made her home at first, and from there she went to Ohio and then to Noble County. In 1854 she married George Linder, who died about a year ago. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters. Four of these preceded their parents in death. She united with the M. E. Church in 1857. She died March 9, aged 69 years 5 months and 6 days. One son, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers and one sister are left. Funeral in Weston Chapel March 11 in German and English. ^ 3-16-1894
Linder Ruth B, 85, of the Town House in Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had formerly lived at 131 S. State St., Kendallville. Born in Kendallville July 1, 1893, she was the daughter of Wade and Ethel (Covell) Baughman. She married Ernie Linder Nov. 14, 1919 in Kalamazoo, Mich. he died May 8, 1958. A son preceded her in death. The only survivors are cousins, including Hazel Peters and Merle Baughman of Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1979
Lindley Kenneth G II, 20, of Kendallville, died as the result of a car crash on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in DeKalb County. He was born in Kendallville on September 17, 1993, to Kenneth Garth Lindley and Tammy Jo (Waltenberger) Bender. He was a graduate of East Noble High School class of 2012. Surviving are his mother of Kendallville; his father of Adams Lake; a sister, Sieara Lindley of Kendallville; a stepsister, Kristen Bender of Kendallville; his grandparents, Lonnie and Sharon Waltenberger of Kendallville; Jim Lindley of Adams Lake; Sandra and Bobby Mitchell of Huntington; great-grandmothers, Shirley Waltenberger and Joanna Herendeen both of Kendallville; He was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, DeLon Waltenberger and James Herendeen. Funeral January 25, 2014 at First Christian Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-24-2013
Lindsay Albert was born near Dunmore, W. Va. on Dec. 8, 1862 and died in Fort Wayne, Ind. Oct. 9, 1943, being 80 years, 10 months and one day of age. One brother, John, of Dunmore survives him. When about 21 years of age he came to Noble County, where in Nov. 1880 he married Nancy McClure. They had 4 children. A daughter, Eula died in 1918, and in 1937 Mrs. Lindsay died. Three children survive him, Clark of Elkhart Twp, Mrs. Dale Poyser of Noble Twp, and Icea Ford of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The family lived on a farm north of Albion for many years. Since his wife’s death, for about 4 years he had made his home with the daughter in Fort Wayne. Services at Bonham’s Funeral Home Oct. 11. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1943
Lindsay Alfred L, 72, died Aug. 27, 2001 at his rural Ligonier home. He was a timber buyer for Shipshewana Hardwood and had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was born March 13, 1929 in LaGrange County to John Clark and Nondus A. (Harnish) Lindsay. On Jan. 31, 1953 in Ligonier he married Rose Marie Johnson. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Thomas, Richard and Alfred Jr. of Ligonier; 2 daughters, Edith Bowman Musgrave of Syracuse and Dixie Peoples of Ligonier; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Among the grandchildren are 3, Charles Martin, Tina Kirkpatrick and James Brown, who were raised by Mr. Lindsay and his wife after the death of their mother, Nondus Brown, who was Mr. Lindsay's daughter. Also preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Raymond and Homer. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 8-28-2001
Lindsay Homer W, 66, died Sunday in the emergency room of McCray Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born Feb. 16, 1932 in Noble County to John Clark and Nondus Jane (Harnish) Lindsay. On Jan. 13, 1951 in Ligonier he married Martha Jane Johnson. He was a yard supervisor for Tracy Export of White Pigeon, Mich. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Lucy) Watson of Ligonier; a brother, Alfred of Ligonier; and 2 grandchildren, Ted Watson and Jessica Knowles. He was preceded in death by a brother. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-23-1998
Lindsay John C, 79, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Sunday (d.5-4-1980) in Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. He was born in W. Va. Nov. 9, 1900, the son of Albert and Nancy (McClure) Lindsay. He married Nondus Harnish who died May 20, 1963. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are two sons, Alfred of R. 1, Wawaka, and Homer of Ligonier; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. One son, Raymond, and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1980
Lindsay Martha J, 65, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1933 in Ligonier to Russell and Maude (Gross) Johnson. On Jan. 13, 1951 she married Homer W. Lindsay in Ligonier. He died Aug. 23, 1998. She was a lifetime Ligonier resident. Surviving are a daughter, Lucy Watson of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Mary Lou Blake of Goshen and Rose Lindsay of Ligonier; a brother, Rev. Dick Johnson of South Vienna, Ohio; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-6-1999
Lindsay Nancy L, 71, died at her home six miles north of Albion July 7. Funeral was held at the home Thursday and burial was in Orange Cemetery. She had been a resident of Elkhart Twp for 25 years. Surviving are the husband, Albert; two daughters, Mrs. Icea Ford of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Dale Poyser of Wolf Lake; one son, a resident of Elkhart Twp; Jacob McClure of near Albion is one of four brothers; one sister; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. + 7-?-1937
Lindsay Nondus A, 51, (b. 8-2-1912 - d. 8-20-1963) R. 1, Wawaka, was stricken with a coronary occlusion at her work in Goshen and died Tuesday shortly after arrival at Goshen Hospital. She was employed as a seamstress in a Goshen dress factory. A native of Wabash County, she is survived by two sons, Homer of Ligonier, and Alfred, R. 1, Wawaka; 6 grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harnish, Rome City; and a brother, Walter of Rome City. Funeral will be Thursday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1963
Lindsay Raymond L (b. 3-3-1931) was killed in Korea in action on Sept. 12, 1950. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark Lindsay of Wawaka; two brothers, Homer of Ligonier, and Alfred at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harnish of Rome City. Services will be today at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1950
Lindsey Beatrice E, 76, formerly of Kendallville, died in Marlesta Nursing Home, Findlay, Ohio, May 2. She was born in Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County, April 2, 1910, the daughter of Daniel and Maude (Weirick) Smith. She married K. Grant Lindsey May 14, 1927. He died in 1980. Surviving are a son, Wayne E. of Findlay, Ohio; a sister, Ida DeLong of Avilla; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services were Friday in Fairfield Cemetery, DeKalb County. ~ 5-15-1986 + 5-7-1986
Lindsey Elma B, 85, (b. 7-6-1879) of R. 2, Albion, died May 10, 1965 at McCray Hospital. She was a native of Noble County, the daughter of the late John R. and Elmina Ott Young. She and her husband, Oscar W., operated a general store and service station at Merriam for many years. She was a member of the Merriam Christian Chapel and the Wolf Lake Pythian Sisters. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Russell O., sheriff of Noble County, and Kenneth J. of Ottawa, Ill.; 6 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Owen Young of R. 4, Albion. Funeral was Wednesday. Burial Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1965
Lindsey Frank, who was engaged with John B. Hostetter sinking a well on John Hammond’s lot in north Albion was crushed to death by a cave-in of sand from the sides of the well 20 feet above him as he was working at the bottom. The wall was 40 feet deep. He was covered with sand and gravel to the depth of 4 or 5 feet. Tons of it had fallen 20 feet upon him. He was found in a stooping position, his head crushed against the brick wall that had been begun. Death must have been instantaneous. The accident occurred Friday (Nov. 13, 1874).+ Clippings book
Lindsey George, 45, justice of the peace at Wolf Lake, died at his home Friday from dropsy. He was also an ex-assessor of Noble Twp. He leaves a wife, son and 2 daughters, mother, Mrs. Barbara Lindsey, all at Wolf Lake; 2 brothers, county assessor Jacob Lindsey and Oscar Lindsey of Green Twp, and a sister Mary of Wolf Lake. Funeral was yesterday at the Christian Chapel near Merriam. ^ 4-10-1911
Lindsey Grant K, 72, of Kendallville, was found dead Tuesday at his residence. Born in DeKalb County July 3, 1907, he was the son of Joseph and Alma (Richardson) Lindsey. On May 14, 1927 in DeKalb County he married Beatrice E. Smith. He had lived in Kendallville the past 45 years, moving from the Corunna area. He had been employed at Flint & Walling Mfg. for approximately 40 years before his retirement. Surviving are his wife; a son, Wayne of Findlay, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Freed of Garrett; and two grandchildren. A son, Richard, and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral will be Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 3-?-1980
Lindsey Hiram C, one of the oldest residents of Noble County, having located here when the country was new and the comforts of modern times were unobtainable luxuries, died at his home in Green Twp Aug. 28, 1904, aged 78 years, 5 months and 20 days. He leaves a wife; three sons and one daughter, one son and one daughter having preceded him in death. He also leaves three sisters, Mary Richison of Ark., Elizabeth McDonald of Washington, and Harriet Mohn of Mich. He was born in Knox County, Ohio March 8, 1826, a son of Jacob and Sarah (Craven) Lindsey. He came to Indiana in 1839 and located on the farm where he died. His father died the same year they moved here, leaving the support of the family to the care of the two sons. The older of the two met an untimely death by drowning two years later, leaving the younger to support the entire family and was inured to toil from his early youth and was a valuable assistant in clearing and developing much of the land in Green Twp, which was then a howling wilderness, there being but two families within a radius of five miles and but one house marked the site where Churubusco now stands when he came to the state. Near the age of 30 he married Barbara Lock May 12, 1855. He united with the Baptist Church near his home, commonly known as the Brush, and later with the Merriam Christian Church where funeral was held Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-28-1904
Lindsey Jacob Franklin, son of Hiram and Barbara Lock Lindsey, was born in Noble County March 18, 1864, and died Jan. 20, 1936 at his home in Albion, aged 71 years, ten months and two days. Death was caused by a heart affliction. He married Theresia Kichler Aug. 13, 1892. They had four children, Orpha McGuire of near Wawaka, Alma Talbert of Auburn, Beatrice Barcus of Nappanee, and Madeliene Mock of Albion. He served as Green Twp assessor for several years, was county assessor for 12 years and Democratic chairman for 2 years. His last years were spent on his farm near Merriam. He had been a member of the Merriam Christian Church for many years. He leaves the widow, 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren, one brother, Oscar of Merriam. Funeral was held from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Wednesday . Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1936
Lindsey Julia Ann died June 6 at the home of Mr. Russell, one mile west of Brimfield. Funeral was at Brimfield Church last Sunday. Burial, Union Church Cemetery. ^ 6-14-1889
Lindsey June N, 62, of R. 1, Skinner Lake, died today (d. 6-10-1981) at her residence. Born Jan. 18, 1919 in Wells County, she was the daughter of Alfred L. and Violet I. Williams. On June 16, 1950 she married Theron C. Lindsey in Bluffton. She moved to the Albion area 14 years ago from Bluffton and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Albion. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Wolcottville; two daughters, Jean A. Brickley and Ruby Huggins of R. 2, Wolcottville; one son, Rex Munson of Shipshewana; one brother, Merl of Craigville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services will be Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Graveside services Friday at Stahl Cemetery in Wells County. + 6-?-1981
Lindsey Kenneth J, 82, a native of Noble County and graduate of Wolf Lake High School, died Dec. 19, 1985 in Ottawa, Ill., where he had lived since 1939. He was born June 7, 1903 in Noble Twp to Oscar W. and Elma Young Lindsey. Aug. 29, 1925 he married Ruth Truman of Warsaw, formerly of Wolf Lake, in Warsaw. They resided in Warsaw, Goshen and Elgin, Ill. before settling in Ottawa. He retired as assistant general manager of the DeLaval Separator Co. of Chicago in 1968. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ottawa. His wife died Jan. 25, 1961. On Feb. 27, 1965 he married Mildred Mathias of Ottawa. Surviving are his wife; a son, Ernest of Plainfield, Ill.; daughters, Mrs. Michael (Elmarie) Stiers of Batavia, Ill., and Mrs. William (Evelyn) Brown of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Gary Mathias of Painesville, Ohio, and Jim Mathias of Harding, Ill.; a brother Russell of Palm Harbor, Fla., and former sheriff of Noble County. He was also preceded in death by a grandson and a stepdaughter. Funeral Dec. 23. + 12-19-1985
Lindsey Martha E, 94, of Dunedin FL, died Jan. 13, 2008 at Meese Dunedin Hospital. She was a graduate of Wolf Lake High School and Methodist School of Nursing in Fort Wayne. She had worked at Elkhart Memorial Hospital and at Lakeview Hospital in Kendallville. She had served as matron at the Noble County jail from 1959 to 1967 while her husband served as sheriff. The couple operated a summer resort for 20 years at Houghton Lake, Mich. She was born Oct. 5, 1913 on the family homestead next to Merriam Christian Chapel to Ora and Victoria (Anspaugh) Gandy. She married Russell Lindsey on Oct. 5, 1938. He died June 7, 1990. Surviving are 2 daughters, Victoria Lindsey of Dunedin, and Judith Leatherman of Albion; 2 grandsons, Scott and Mindy Leatherman and Dustin Leatherman; a granddaughter, Lindsey Leatherman; 2 great-grandsons, Colby and Evan Leatherman; and a sister-in-law, Alberta Bandy of Elkhart. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas, on May 23, 2003; 3 sisters, Orpha Harris, Mary Winebrenner and Loena Surfus; and a brother, Colby Gandy. Services Jan. 18 at Curlew United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, Fla. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-31-2008
Lindsey Merticise S, 51, a former Kimmell resident, died Sunday at St. Luke’s Hospital at St. Louis, Mo. She was a resident of Flora, Ill. Surviving are the husband, William A.; four sisters and one brother. Services Tuesday at First Methodist Church at Flora and graveside services at Sparta Cemetery Wednesday. + 1-?-1972
Lindsey Oscar W, 90, former Noble County resident and recently residing with his son, Russell, at Houghton Lake, Mich., died Nov. 20, 1967 in Grayling, Mich. after fracturing a hip in a fall at his son’s home in Oct. He was a son of Hiram and Barbara Lock Lindsey, born July 7, 1877. He resided in Green Twp where he farmed and taught school for 16 years before he and Mrs. Lindsey, who preceded him in death in May 1965, operated a general store in Merriam for some 40 years, until his retirement. He is survived by two sons, Russell, and Kenneth of Ottawa, Ill.; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a life member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Wolf Lake and a member of the Christian Chapel Church. Funeral Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1967
Lindsey Russell O, 82, died June 7, 1990 at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, Mich. He was born on the family farm surrounding Lindsey Lake in Green Twp, Noble County, to Oscar W. and Barbara Elma Young Lindsey. He married Martha Ellen Gandy on October 5, 1938. He was a 21-year veteran of the Indiana State Police, assigned to the Ligonier Post. He served as sheriff of Noble County 1959-1967. Upon retirement he moved to Houghton Lake, where he operated a small fishing resort until 1978. Surviving are his wife; a son, Tim of Houghton, Mich.; and 2 daughters, Vicki of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Jill of Albion; 3 grandchildren, Scott, Dustin and Lindsey Leatherman. He was preceded in death by his only brother, Kenneth. Graveside services June 19 at Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-7-1990
Lindsey Theresia M, about 75, widow of the late Jacob Lindsey who at one time many years ago was Noble County assessor, died Aug. 8, 1948 at her home from apoplexy. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Glenn L. Talbert of Auburn, Mrs. Delbert Barcus of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Rollin McGuire and Mrs. Madeliene Mock of Albion; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jake Kichler of Merriam. Funeral afternoon at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1948 (b.7-31-1873)
Lindsey Thomas Wade, 62, of Dunedin, Fla., died May 3, 2003. He was born in Kendallville on Jan. 19, 1941 to Russell O. and Martha E. (Gandy) Lindsey. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1959 and Oregon State University in 1964. He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho; a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict; and retired after 28 years at Michigan Tech. University in Houghton, Mich., as a resident counselor. Surviving are his mother in Dunedin; 2 sisters, Victoria Lindsey of Dunedin and Judith Leatherman of Albion. Memorial service May 29 at VFW Post 2550 in Dunedin. ^ 6-7-2003
Lindsey Vernon, 80, died Oct. 8 in his home. A retired feed mill operator, he was born July 18, 1883 in Decatur, Ill., the son of John Albert and Catherine (Miller) Lindsey. He moved here from Bryant, Ind. about 46 years ago and operated feed mills here and later in North Webster. Surviving are his wife, Susan Dolly; one son, W. A. (Bud), Flora, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Merle (Erma) Galloway, Cromwell, and Mrs. Don (Maxine) Debrular, Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Oct. 10 in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, Linn Grove, Ind. + 10-8-1963
Lindstrom Ida, 79, of Crosby, Minn., was born March 14, 1896 on a farm west of Avilla to Charles and Catherine Housholder. She married Theodore Lindstrom in 1921 and he survives. She died August 31 in a nursing home near her residence. Their only son Donald, was killed in an airplane crash in January 1943 while serving in the Air Force in Texas. Also preceding her in death were six sisters, Cora Peterson, Ella Pierce, Ollie Gates, Tillie Wolf, Leona Hornett and Dorothy Housholder; and three brothers, Fred, Herman and Karl. Besides the husband, survivors include a sister, Mrs. Celia Carlson, and two brothers, William and Louis, all of Fort Wayne. Services were held Wednesday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. Burial, Crosby. ~ 9-4-1975 + 9-?-1975
Lindstrom Mildred, died Thursday at the Lutheran Home, Kendallville. She was born June 24, 1903 to Louis and Augusta Lindstrom in Chicago. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Violet Sparks, Arlington Heights, Ill., and two brothers, Arthur, Chicago, and Harry, Clearwater, Fla. + 9-?-1975
Lindstrom Theodore, 97, Crosby, Minn., died Nov. 30 in Crosby Nursing Home. He was born in Vasa, Finland Dec. 16, 1885, the son of John and Maria (Dalman) Lindstrom. He married Ida Housholder (daughter of Charles and Catherine Housholder) September 22, 1921. She died Aug. 31, 1975. Also preceding him in death was a stepson, Donald Lindstrom, who was killed in a plane crash in Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 20, 1942, while serving with the Air Corps. Surviving are a nephew Oscar Lindstrom, Austin, Minn. Burial, Lakewood Cemetery, Crosby. ~ 12-8-1983 + 11-3-1983
Lindzy Barbara Jean, 63, of Warsaw, died Dec. 7, 2007 at Kosciusko Community Hospital. She had been employed at The Lamplight Restaurant 3 years and 22 years at GTI in Leesburg. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warsaw, the VFW and American Legion auxiliaries. She was born Oct. 20, 1944 in Kendallville to Richard and Florence (Nott) Hazelton. She married Milo Lindzy on July 29, 1962 in South Milford. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Robin Lindzy of Claypool; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Joyce and Elois Brown of Ocala, Fla., Deb and Will Davidson of Silver Lake, Lorie and John Oliver of Pierceton and Rebecca Vanthoff of Warsaw; a brother, Cecil Hazelton of Kendallville; and a sister, Nanette Tucker of Wolcottville; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Services Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 12-11-2007
Line Delia, 81, died at her home in Wolf Lake Thursday. Funeral was held at the Baptist Church at Ormas Saturday. By her request she was buried in a brown delaine dress in which she was married 58 years ago. + No date
Lines Fidealia, daughter of Samuel and Hester Erdley, was born May 26, 1849 in Penn., and died at her home in Wolf Lake Jan. 1, 1931, being 81 years, 7 months and 5 days old. She moved with her parents to Noble County when she was a girl and then later with them she moved to Geneva, Wis. After her marriage she, with her husband, moved to Kansas, but some years later they moved back to Indiana because of her husband’s ill health and settled upon a farm near Pierceton, then later to a farm in Noble County near Wolf Lake, and finally she moved to Wolf Lake, where she lived till her death. She married Samuel Lines Jan. 16, 1873 and they had three children. These all with her husband preceded her in death. One child died in infancy. The other two boys, one 7 and the other 12 died almost at the same time of diphtheria on or near New Year’s Day. She was the last of her immediate family but leaves a brother, Wilber Erdley near Columbia City, Ind. + 1-1-1931
Lingar Tony, 24, died after his boat overturned while fishing at Rivir Lake in Chain O’ Lakes State Park. From Waterloo, he was an employee of Helax, Hamilton. He was born March 16, 1963 to John Lingar and Mildred Gibson Lingar Banks in Kendallville. Surviving are his mother in Avilla; three brothers, Telmon of Waterloo, and Luther and John of Auburn; two sisters, Chris Boger, Auburn, and Madeline Lemish, Garrett; grandparents, William and Lucretia Gibson, Kendallville. He was a member of the House of Prayer in Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday at his residence. Burial, Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola. + 9-4-1987
Lingofelt Era (Gorsuch), 64, Cape Coral, Fla., died Wednesday. She is survived by her husband, Paul; a son, Jack, Hubert, N.C.; and two daughters, Marilyn J. Bowman, High Point, N.C., and Judy A. Wright, Cottage Grove, Minn.; six brothers, Otto Gorsuch, Kalamazoo, Mich., Dale, Kimmell, Kenneth, Summerfield, Fla., Thomas, Cromwell, Clarence, Elkhart, and Dean, Churubusco; and one sister, Ruth Rosentreter, Kalamazoo, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Services Friday at the chapel of Plant Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Fla. + 8-?-1975
Link Dan M, 80, prominent Hoosier jurist and dean of DeKalb County’s legal fraternity, died Friday in his home in that city from intestinal influenza and complications. At one time he was a leading trial lawyer in the state. In 1922-23 he was appointed to the Federal Coal Commission by former President Woodrow Wilson. + 4-?-1953
Link Jeffrey L, 25, died in an industrial accident of cyanide poisoning at Bastian Plating, Auburn, June 28. He was born Dec. 25, 1962 in Defiance, Ohio. Surviving are his fiancée, Marsha Meeks, Fort Wayne; his parents, James and Linda, Auburn; three brothers and his grandparents, Genevieve Collins, Riverview, Fla., and Beatrice of Chattanooga, Ohio. Services were Thursday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 7-5-1988
Link Viva D, 68, R. 3, Auburn, died Wednesday in DeKalb Hospital. She was born in Green Center April 3, 1901 to Wilbur and Laura Pippenger. She was married to Harold Link, May 28, 1931, in Anderson, Ind. She is survived by her husband and five sons, Tony Gaff, Columbia City, Wilbur and Herman Gaff, both of Churubusco, Garland Link, Waterloo, and Everett Link, Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Ted, Churubusco, Everett, Avilla, and Earlin, Albion; seven sisters, Mrs. Edna Akers, Churubusco, Mrs. Ethel McCoy, Albion, Mrs. Hazel Geiger, Churubusco, Mrs. Neva Hill, Prescott, Ariz., Mrs. Lila Fleck, Paulding, Ohio, Mrs. Eileen Owen, Kimmell, and Mrs. Lenita Gonsos, Fort Wayne; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Auburn Missionary Church where funeral was held Friday. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery in Auburn. ~ 10-30-1969 + 10-?-1969
Linkens Sarah A, 88, died at her Fort Wayne home Friday. Born in Garrett, she lived in Fort Wayne 68 years. She was the widow of Roscoe who died in 1948. Surviving are three daughters, Catherine Wonderly, New Haven, LuWanda Driver and Juanita Dusing, both Fort Wayne; one sister, Lisetta Koepke, Kendallville; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services were Tuesday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 3-8-1984
Linn - The infant twin sons of Melvin and Patricia (Emmons) Linn of Cromwell died June 28 in LaGrange Hospital. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Linn of Sebring, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Emmons, Goshen. Funeral was at the graveside June 29. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-28-1971
Linn Betty Carpenter, 61, of Kimmell, died May 7, 1987 in Caylor-Nickel Clinic, Bluffton. Born May 10, 1926 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Etta (Speaker) Amick. On Dec. 29, 1943 in Kimmell she married Lester Carpenter, who died in 1984. On Aug. 30, 1986 she married Lloyd Linn. A lifetime county resident, she was employed by Royal Imprints of Ligonier. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Ann Mault of Wolcottville; five sisters, Viola Wilson and Mary Hatfield, Franklin, Ohio, Alice Schlemmer of Ligonier, Helen Galloway of Cromwell, and Margaret Know of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services were Sunday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-7-1987
Linn Boyd, 38, R. 2, Ligonier, a Korean War veteran and former employee of Kraft Foods in Kendallville was killed in a two-vehicle accident at Noble County Roads 660N and 300E. Surviving are the wife, Denice; one son, Dennis Michael; two daughters, Lisa Annette and Marsha; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Linn, Sebring, Fla.; and three brothers, Lloyd, Melvin and Delbert. He was a 1950 graduate of Cromwell High School. Services will be Friday in Sparta United Church of Christ at Kimmell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + No date
Linn Daniel T - The body of Daniel T. Linn, 81, retired farmer residing about four and one-half miles northeast of here (Edon, O.) was found in a swampy wooded area near his home yesterday. He had been sought since his wife, the former Jennie Uhl, of Kendallville reported him missing Wednesday. Mrs. Linn said her husband wandered away from the house Tuesday. Later neighbors reported seeing a lighted lantern being carried through the swampy area about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Dr. Paul Waid of Bryan, O., Williams County coroner, stated Mr. Linn had presumably been dead since 5 a.m. Wednesday. Surviving besides the wife are three brothers and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Southworth of Elkhart, Ind. Funeral services will be held Sunday from the late residence. Interment, Cemetery, Kendallville. (Mrs. Jennie Uhl Linn is a sister of Albert and Dan Uhl of this community.) * 7-?-1950
Linn Earl, about 51, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, of a heart ailment. He was born in Whitley County, the twin son of Taylor and Pearl (Miller) Linn, and moved to Cromwell in his youth and graduated from Cromwell High School in 1929. Surviving are his wife, Esther; two sons, Kenneth and Wayne at home; two brothers, Everett of Ligonier, and Merle of Grabill; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Tenny of Columbia City. Funeral was in the Palmer Funeral Home at North Liberty, Ind. Burial, North Liberty Cemetery. + 2-?-1963
Linn Everett W, 84, of Cromwell, died Thursday in the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Ligonier. Born Aug. 7, 1900 in Cromwell, he was the son of Taylor and Pearl (Miller) Linn. On Aug. 30, 1930 in Kimmell, he married Lucy Bailey. A lifetime Cromwell resident, he was a retired employee of Wheelabrator, Mishawaka. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Lloyd of Kimmell, Delbert and Melvin of Cromwell; a brother, Merle of Grabill; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A son, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Sunday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-3-1985
Linn Florence, 79, 418 N. Riley St., was found dead at her home Monday. She was born April 18, 1895 in Kendallville to Hiram and Hannah (Lemp) Sexton. She married John H. Linn, who died May 25, 1961. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1974
Linn Lloyd Max, 57, died Nov. 27, 1991 in Goshen Hospital. He was born Feb. 15, 1934, the son of Everett and Lucy (Bailey) Linn. He was a mechanic for Wayne Reed Auto Sales in Kimmell. He served with the Air Force and was a member of the West Noble American Legion Post 243. He was married to Ruby Lamb, who died in 1979. His second wife, Betty Carpenter, died in 1987. Surviving are his mother in Topeka; and a brother, Delbert, of Cromwell. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-4-1991
Linn Pearl (Mrs. Taylor), 77, died June 6 at LaGrange County Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Tenny, Columbia City; three sons, Everett near Ligonier, Merle of Grabill and Earl of North Liberty, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, George and Jack Miller of Cromwell. Funeral Friday at Moore Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1961
Linn Ruby Lamb, 61, of R. 1, Kimmell, died today in McCray Hospital. Born June 21, 1917 in Artisa, Miss., she was the daughter of C. L. and Bobbie (Turner) Blankenship. She married Lloyd Linn Oct. 15, 1959 in Miss. She had lived in Kimmell the past 16 years, moving from Miss. Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruby Joyce) Canada of Miss.; a son, James R. McCollum of Fort Wayne; five sisters; one brother; and six grandchildren. Funeral in Columbus, Miss. Saturday. Burial, Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Columbus. + 4-?-1979
Linn Taylor Shannon, 74, a retired mason and lifelong resident of this community, died Monday at his home in Cromwell from a heart ailment. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Pearl; three sons, Everett of Cromwell, Merle of Grabill, and Earl of North Liberty; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Nelson of Bangor, Mich., and Mrs. Dorothy Tenny of Columbia City; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Myron of Goshen, Theodore of Three Rivers, Mich., and Martin of Warsaw. + 9-?-1954
Linnemeier Donald C, 77 of Tri-Lakes near Columbia City, died November 29, 2006 at his home. He was born February 14, 1929 in Allen County to Herbert and Bertha (Thiele) Linnemeier. He married Grace Schrenk on February 26, 1949. She died November 6, 1992. He married Barbara E. Fuller-Hook on March 12, 1994. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Robert Sunderland of Columbia City; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Terry and Donnette Linnemeier of Avilla, Douglas and Billie Hook of Fort Wayne and Christopher Hook of Columbia City; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene and Richard Smith of Noblesville and Marilyn and Larry Link of Fort Wayne; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Mary Linnemeier of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sherry; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a farmer and had worked for 30 years as a machine operator at Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne until retirement in 1983. He was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church where services were held. Burial, Suburban Bethlehem Cemetery. ~ 12-14-2006
Linnemeier Jaymeson & Jevin both born September 7, 2000 - Jaymeson died September 7, 2000, 8 hours after birth; and Jevin died September 14, 2000, both at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. They were the sons of Kyle Linnemeier who survives in Avilla and Jylyan Stull who survives in Albion. Also surviving are grandparents Terry and Donnette Linnemeier of Avilla, James Stull of Albion and E. Juamaine Whitaker of Albion; great-grandparents Deloris Peacock of Kendallville and Don and Barb Linnemeier of Columbia City. They were preceded in death by a great-grandmother, Grace Linnemeier. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 9-21-2000
Linnemeier Joan, 42, R. 2, Avilla, died Friday at her home. She was born January 26, 1945 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Alverl O. Pettigrew and Wanda Grable Pettigrew Beeching. She was raised in Whitley County and moved to Noble County in 1974. She was employed at the Guest House Beauty Shop in Columbia City and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Surviving are two daughters, Gwendolyn Stockert, Garrett, and Yuolivia Linnemeier, Avilla; two sons, Timothy McCoy, Columbia City, and Nicolas McCoy, Avilla; one sister, Victoria Gengnagel, Columbia City; two stepsisters, Marlyn Plieman, Medina, Ohio, and Janet Beeching, Fort Wayne; three brothers, James Pettigrew, Columbia City, and Charles and Dennis Pettigrew, Butler; two stepbrothers, Robert Beeching Leo, and Donald Beeching, Hershey, Penn; grandparents, Herbert and Nina Grable, Niles, Mich. A sister preceded her in death. Services Monday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. ~ 9-17-1987 + 9-11-1987
Linsley Donald R, 81, of rural Churubusco, died Feb. 9, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a retired semi truck driver and a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are his wife, Gloria; his children, Larry S and Claudia Linsley, Duane and Dianne Linsley, Sherrie and Sharon Linsley and Karen and Rick Bonar; his brothers, Bernard and Barbara Linsley and Gerald and Mary Linsley; 9 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-10-2010
Lint John Ellsworth was born in Noble County Aug. 24, 1875, the son of Moses and Margaret (Kegler) Lint and died at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake Nov. 16. Surviving are four sisters and two brothers. Funeral at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home at Ligonier Friday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1948
Lint Moses, son of Daniel and Katie Lint, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, and died at his late home near Kimmell, aged 76 years, 1 month and 27 days. He was the youngest of a family of 11 children, being the last of this large family to pass into the sleep of death. He married Margaret Anna Kreglier. They had nine children, eight of whom survive. The wife and mother died June 6, 1899. Surviving their father are Mrs. Jessie Couts of Elkhart, Mrs. William A. Holman of Chicago, Mrs. L. E. Foreman, Willard, Ohio, Mrs. Emery Bennett, Ligonier, Mrs. Minnie Schlotterback at home, Wallie, Elkhart, Grover, Pierceton, John, Ligonier; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. He united with the Sparta Christian Church where funeral was held Monday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1929
Lint Roy W, about 69, died Jan. 22, 1971, at Mount Dora, Fla., following a heart attack. He had made his home in Mount Dora the past several years but had lived most of his life in Noble County. He was born in Brighton, Ind. July 16, 1901, the son of John and Lydia (Steffey) Lint. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Churubusco and a member of Albion Masonic Lodge No. 97, the Eastern Star and Scottish Rite. He was married to Hazel M. Stanley in 1927. Surviving are his wife; three brothers, Charles of Sturgis, Mich., Elmer of Coldwater, Mich., and Otis of St. Joseph, Mich. He was associated with the Albion Production Credit Association for some time and served as County Chairman of the Democrat Party for a number of years. He was a retired farmer. Services at Frurip Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Brighton Cemetery. + 1-?-1971
Linthicum Celestial Breeze, 21 days old, of Fort Wayne, died July 23, 2004 at home. She was born July 2 2004 to Drew and Jennifer Linthicum. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Alaura; grandparents, Robert and Vonda Hogan and Craig Linthicum of Kendallville and Kathy Linthicum of Auburn; and great-grandparents, Rita McCormick of Manchester, Tenn., Sarah Hannah of Ala., Glen and Pat Barr of Kendallville and Ed and Fran Linthicum of Auburn. She was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, William McCormick and William Hannah. Services Monday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-25-2004
Linton Ruth J, 51, of R. 1, Alger, Mich. died Saturday in the Hurley Hospital in Flint. She had moved to Flint a week ago to reside with a daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Hall. She had taught school in Michigan for 30 years and had lived her entire life there. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Sally Ann Smith of Avilla; a son, Larry of Flint; a sister and four brothers, all residing in Michigan; two granddaughters and a grandson. Services May 9 in Steuernal Funeral Home, West Branch, Mich. Burial, Edwards Cemetery, West Branch, Mich. ~ 5-18-1972 + 5-?-1972
Linvill Lavon E, 67, R. 4, Columbia City, died May 12 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Nov. 18, 1919 in Allen County, she was the daughter of David and Mary Parish Barnhart. She married Walter Linvill on Feb. 17, 1927. They had lived in Whitley County. She was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Glen, R. 4, Columbia City, and Roger, R. 2, Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Arleen) Shively, R. 3, Churubusco, and Mrs. Joe (Beverly) Huntsman, R. 2, Albion; 10 grandchildren; four brothers, Harold, Petoskey, Mich., Burlyn, Donald and Ronald of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Louise) Blaugh, Churubusco. Services Friday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-12-1987
Linville Harold R, 75, Kendallville, died this morning in McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 27, 1896 in Decatur County to J. W. and Ida (Bowen) Linville and married Weltha Coe Nov. 29, 1922. He worked as a pharmacist at Otis Drug 1918-24, then moved to rural Kendallville and was a farmer until retiring in 1963 and moving back to the city. He was a member of Presbyterian Church in Albion, Farm Bureau, Sons of the American Revolution, Stone’s Trace Historical Society, Northeast Indiana Historical Society, American Legion and was a Republican precinct committeeman. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Combs, South Bend; a son, Robert N., Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Shoop, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Marie Clark, Greensburg, and Mrs. Raymond Crawley, Coldwater, Ohio; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1972 (d. 5-19-1972)
Linville Robert Neil, 67, died June 30, 1995 in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was born March 29, 1928 to Harold and Weltha (Coe) Linville. On May 31, 1952 in Kendallville he married Emma Trowbridge. A 1946 graduate of Avilla High School, he was a farmer and drove an East Noble School bus for 24 years. He was a 50-year member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville; a member of Noble County Co-op; and had been a Republican precinct committeeman. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mike (Becky) Nichols and Mrs. Jeff (Tricia) McAllister of Kendallville; 2 sons, Bob and Mike of Kendallville; one sister, Phyllis Combs of South Bend; and 7 grandchildren, Jon Nichols, Jeremy Linville, Sarah, Abby and Amalee McAllister. Funeral Tuesday in Faith United Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-30-1995
Linville Weltha, 85, formerly of Kendallville, died Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home of Garrett. She was born April 9, 1898 in Wood County, Ohio, to H. L. and Ida (Wells) Coe. On Nov. 29, 1922 in Kendallville, she married Harold Linville, who died in 1972. She once provided care for ill persons in her home, was a member of the Albion Presbyterian Church, Allen Twp Homemakers’ Club, deLafayette Chapter of DAR, LaGrange, and Stone’s Trace Historical Society. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Combs of South Bend; a son, Robert of R. 3, Kendallville; a sister, Velma Grove of Fostoria, Ill.; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-14-1983
Lipensky Marie, 70, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Home. She was born May 1, 1905 in Germany to Henry and Adelheid (Dudler) Stinefort. She was the widow of Edward Lipensky who died in 1971. Survivors include two stepsons, Duchon and Milon Lipensky, both of Illinois; one sister, Sister Mary Gervase, OSF, Mokena, Ill.; one brother, Father Henry Steinfort, Duisburg, Germany. Services Wednesday in Sacred Heart chapel. Burial, Sacred Heart Home Cemetery. ~ 3-4-1976 + 2-?-1976
Lipp Alvina, 61, Ossian, died June 24 in her home. She was owner of furniture marts at Ossian, Decatur and Avilla, having purchased the Clark Furniture Store, Avilla, in December 1968. Surviving are two sons, Norman and Lynn, associated in the operation of the marts; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Clancy, Del Ray Beach, Fla., and Linda Lou, at home; one brother; one sister, Mrs. Paul Melcher Hoagland; and two grandchildren. Funeral in Calvary Lutheran Church, Bluffton ~ 7-2-1970
Lipscomb Sue, 52, died Feb. 11, 2010 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Warsaw on Oct. 25, 1957 to Darrel and Ilah (Roberts) Grindle. She married Carl F. Burkhart, who died Dec. 16, 2003. She married Gary Lipscomb on Sept. 16, 2005 near Kendallville. She was employed with DeKalb Hospital and a member of Grace Christian Church in Kendallville. Survivors include her husband; her mother; her father; 4 daughters, Gay and Nathan Mosley, Nannette and Chris Chambless of Churubusco, Elaine Allen of Fort Wayne, Rabeca Mobley of Wolcottville; 3 sons, Nathan and Nessa Burkhart of Kendallville, Cliffton and Lacey Burkhart of Albion, Mike and Sarah Lipscomb of Mongo; 20 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Dennis and Jill Mort of Columbia City, Tony Grindle of Cromwell; and 3 sisters, Beth and Mark Didier of Fort Wayne, Tammy and Rod Hunsburger of Warsaw, and Hope Everly of Bryan, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a grandson, who died in March of 2006. Funeral Tuesday at Grace Christian Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 2-14-2010
Lisle Harry A, 84, Potterville, Mich., died yesterday at St. Lawrence Hospital, Lansing. He was born Jan. 18, 1887 in Kendallville to Frank and Mary (Noeker) Lisle and was married to Hazel Crawford. He was in the trucking industry. His father owned the Lisle Dance Pavilion in Rome City for many years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Amber) Fisher, Ray; two sons, Clair, Potterville, and Hugh, Lansing; and four grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral will be Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1971
Lisle Hazel, 89, of R. 1, Fremont, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amber Fisher, with whom she made her home. She was born in Kendallville Dec. 17, 1890 to Charles and Helen (Sherman) Crawford. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are the daughter; two sons, Claire of Lansing, and Hugh of Potterville; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1980
Lisle Mary, 18 years and 10 months, died Aug. 24 at the residence of her mother in this city from consumption. ^ 8-28-1879
Litchfield Arthur J, 75, of Rome City, died Aug. 30, 2010 in his residence. He was a 1953 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. He had worked at City Utilities in Fort Wayne and retired in 1997 from Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 166. He served in the Indiana Air National Guard and was a member of the Men's Auiliary of VFW Post 2749 and Sons of the American Legion Post 381. He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church. He was born July 20, 1935 in Fort Wayne to Evert and Julia (Boby) Litchfield. On July 9, 1955 in Fort Wayne he married Jacqueline Beaty. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and William Vorndran of Auburn, Nancy and Gilbert Roux of Billerica, Mass., and Karen and Mike Roesler of Fort Wayne; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Katy Litchfield of Fort Wayne, Steve and Kara Litchfield of New Haven, Mark and Wendy Litchfield of Fort Wayne, and Michael and Shannon Litchfield of Jamestown, NC; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Ilene Happ of Michigan, Dorothy Hensinger of Fort Wayne, and Lucille Smith of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Minich, and a brother, Donald Litchfield. Mass of Christian burial, Sept. 3, 2010 at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 9-1-2010
Litchfield Christopher, 3, son of Mr. And Mrs. George Litchfield of Decatur, but formerly of Avilla, died Tuesday in the Adams County Hospital of peritonitis following an appendectomy. A mass of the angels will be read Friday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial, St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are four brothers, Robert, Stephen, Roy and Gregory, and two sisters, Roseann and Janet, all at home; and the grandparents, Mrs. Ellen Litchfield, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bayman, South Whitley. ~ 12-28-1950
Little James E, 82, of Auburn, died Sunday in Betz Nursing Home. From 1953 until his retirement in 1969, he lived in Kendallville where he was employed as a foreign sales manager for the Litton Corp. (formerly McCray Refrigeration). He was also associated with two Auburn businesses, Wiley Export and Messenger Corp. He was born in Auburn on April 21, 1906 to Edward O. and Gertrude (Caruth) Little. On March 13, 1931 he married Helen L. O’Dell in Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Roberta Schaab of Auburn, and Judith Myers of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Robert H. of Auburn; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a 1924 graduate of Auburn High School and a 1930 graduate of Indiana University where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a member of Auburn Presbyterian Church. Memorial services will be Wednesday at the church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 3-5-1989
Little Maude E, 58, died at the home of a niece, Mrs. Ralph Southern, in LaOtto September 22, 1949. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Services were held at Avilla in McKee and Clark Funeral Home September 25. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 9-29-1949
Livelsberger Wilford P, 71, died Friday at his home at Long Lake. He was a Butler resident for many years before moving to Long Lake 10 years ago. He retired in 1978 as a general foreman for Indiana & Michigan Electric, working out of the Kendallville District. He was born April 2, 1916 in Three Oaks, Mich. to John and Rosa (Delcamp) Livelsberger. He was married in 1937 at the Little Chapel in the Garden, Angola, to Wava Yost. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, JoAnn Olinske, Angola, and Mary Miller, Auburn; and two granddaughters. His funeral was today in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 12-23-1988
Livergood Ruth E, 59, of Auburn, died Monday in DeKalb Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1921 in Noble County to Frank and Bertha (Eberly) Fulk. She married Richard Livergood on Jan. 1, 1956 in Ari, Ind. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. John (Patsy) Bolinger, Wolcottville, Mrs. Sue Renfrow, Dover, Fla.; two brothers, Jesse, LaOtto, Paul, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Claude (Velda) Sherwood, Churubusco; and five grandchildren. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Auburn. Funeral will be Thursday at McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 7-?-1981
Lloyd Margaret H Scribner, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 13 in Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in Monroeville on Jan. 22, 1911 to William and Rose (Conner) Bodkin. She was a lifetime Fort Wayne area resident and an office worker for United Way. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ramona Stier and Patricia Young of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Fred of Avilla, and Edward of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Stella Gili of Fort Wayne and Opal Williamson of Avilla; a stepbrother, Billy McDivitt of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 1-18-1996
Lloyd Julia A Gillespie died Saturday morning. She was born in Wayne County, Ohio, July 3, 1839 and at the time of her demise was 58 years, 4 months and 22 days. She married Elijah Lloyd in Defiance County, Ohio, July 3, 1859, and in the spring of 1860 they moved to Ligonier. During their residence in the city, 2 daughters, Arbida Adell and Cora Louella, were born. After a residence of 21 years at Three Rivers, Mich., where Winona Blanche was born, they moved to Albion in April 1887. She was a member of the M.E. Church. Funeral Monday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Noble County Democrat 3-17-1898 Contributed by Judy Richter
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, 83, resident of the Avilla community most of her life, died Saturday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Helmer, Kendallville. A native of Swan Twp, she was born March 4, 1874 and was the widow of Francis Lobdell, who died in 1948. She was a member of Swan Methodist Church. Surviving besides the daughter are a son, John of Avilla; three brothers, Perry and Francis Cramer, both of this city, and Morrell, Bowling Green, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Florence Campbell, Wabash; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one step-grandson. Services were Tuesday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 11-7-1957
Lobdell Charles, 93, died at the home of a son, Elmer, in Mark Center, Ohio. Services were Wednesday at Hicksville, Ohio. Surviving besides the son is one daughter of Kelso, Washington. His wife preceded him in death 13 years ago. He was an uncle of Frank and James Kelham. ~ 12-7-1950
Lobdell Della, 78, died at her home here Wednesday. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Church and the widow of Albertus Lobdell. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Moore; and a son, Harry, both Avilla; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three sisters, Mrs. Leigh Buhlman, Ligonier, Mrs. Nellie Hussey of Cromwell and Mrs. Albert Fox of Kendallville. Services will be Saturday in the Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 1-3-1957
Lobdell Francis A, 77, a native and lifelong resident of the Swan community, died Tuesday at his home in Swan from heart trouble. He was born July 9, 1871 in Swan and engaged in various activities, in later years following the trade of carpentry. He was married July 8, 1895 to Carrie Cramer. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Helmer, Kendallville; a son John of here; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A son, Wallace, died in 1939. Services were held Thursday from the Swan Methodist Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 12-16-1948
Lobdell Grace H, 83, 504 S. Main, died Dec. 21 in Three Rivers Convalescent Center, Fort Wayne. She was born April 27, 1901 in Avilla to Henry and Rosa (Borck) Kreienbrink. On April 26, 1960, she married John Lobdell, who died in 1963. Survivors include two daughters, Rose Mary Akey, Auburn, and Florence Dominy, Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert, Michigan, and Lucian, Roanoke; and two sisters, Beatrice Peters, Avilla, and Roselyn Hubbell, Fort Wayne. Two sons, John and William, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Services were Monday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. ~ 1-3-1985 + 12-21-1984
Lobdell Harry John "Bus", 309 Van Scoyoc St., died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Avilla, November 26, 1901, the son of Albertus and Della (Long) Lobdell. February 8, 1935, he was married to Bernice Dittman. An electrician, he was employed by Kraft Foods, Kendallville, and at one time was the local town electrician. He also served on the Avilla town board. Surviving in addition to the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Barbara DeWitt, Brownsburg, Ind., and Mrs. Beverly Grate, Avilla; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Moore, south of Avilla. Funeral was Monday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 5-14-1964
Lobdell Jill Elaine, 14 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lobdell, died at the McCray Hospital May 13. Among the survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lobdell. Services were Thursday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Kendallville, with burial in the cemetery. ~ 5-15-1952
Lobdell John H, 62, Avilla, a retired railroad worker, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Avilla Jan. 8, 1900, the son of Francis and Carrie Cramer Lobdell and was married April 27, 1920, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church to Grace Kreienbrink, who survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Florence Dominy, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rose Mary Akey, Auburn; two sons, William, Kendallville, and John, Fort Wayne; and 13 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Helmer, Kendallville. Services were Wednesday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 1-25-1962
Lobdell John S, 51, was dead on arrival at Lutheran Hospital, Saturday. He lived most of his life in Fort Wayne and was an employee of Doswell & Kover Vault Co. for three years. Survivors include his widow, Helen; his mother, Mrs. Grace Lobdell, Avilla; a daughter, Sally, Norwich, Conn.; two stepsons, Gary Austin, Fort Wayne, and Roger Austin, Norwich; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Eva Guy and Mrs. Connie Errington, Fort Wayne; a brother, William, Kendallville; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Dominy, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Rosemary Akey, Auburn. Services were Tuesday in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, New Haven IOOF Cemetery. ~ 12-16-1976 + 12-?-1976
Lobdell Kay Ann, 14-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lobdell of Fort Wayne died in St. Joseph Hospital there Wednesday. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lobdell of Avilla and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnson, Kendallville. The mother was the former Lois Johnson. The funeral was held Thursday from St. Vincent Parish, Fort Wayne. ~ 2-5-1948
Lobdell Lide, 71, Mrs. E. J., better known as Lide, of Mulhall, Okalahoma, died on August 23, at her home. She lived in Avilla during her younger days and moved to Okalahoma about 32 years ago. Complications was the cause of her death. She leaves a son and a daughter, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. ~ 9-1-1927
Lobdell Lois J was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Kendallville, the daughter of Thomas S. and Nellie (Wentz) Johnson. She was married to William E. Lobdell, who survives, March 17, 1946. She died Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Women of the Moose. Survivors in addition to the parents and husband are four children, Jane, Rebecca, Laura and Thomas, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Berniece Maxson of 922 Lake Park Dr., Kendallville; and a brother, Homer Johnson of 604 Dowling St. She was preceded in death by two daughters, one son and a sister. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-30-1972 + 3-?-1972
Lobdell Luman, 75, of Avilla, died Saturday. He was well in the morning and carried the mail from the B&O depot to the post office as usual - employment in which he has been engaged for many years. He came to Avilla many years ago and had charge of a construction gang when the G.R.&I. Railway was built. Surviving are his wife and 7 children, Orrin of Oregon, Charles of Mark Center, O., Mrs. Ora Lung of Cedar Creek, Mrs. Thomas Kelham of Allen Twp, John of Los Angeles, Lewis of Chicago and Urial of Fort Wayne. Funeral Tuesday at the M. E. Church, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 12-20-1909
Lobdell Sarah S, 48 years, 3 months and 4 days, died May 6. She was formerly the wife of Achilles Eddy. She leaves 7 children, 4 by her first husband and 3 by the last. Disease, rheumatism, of 11 years standing. ^ 5-13-1880
Lobdell Shirley J, 69, of Kendallville, died July 19, 2004 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born March 14, 1935 in LaGrange to Charles Edward and Esther Lucille (Aukerman) Wymer. On October 14, 1972 in Kendallville she married William E. Lobdell. He died November 22, 1980. Surviving are 4 stepchildren; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Ruth Austin of Fort Wayne, Patricia and Robert Easterday of Kendallville, and Nancy and Robert Myers of Warren, Oh.; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Charles B. and Gloria Wymer of Churubusco, Richard L. and Sharon Wymer of Frankton, Gary and Carol Wymer of Avilla, and Dennis Wymer of Kendallville. She was a member of the Kendallville Women of the Moose Chapter 730 and had been employed at various locations in Kendallville. She was a 1954 graduate of Kendallville High School. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-29-2004
Lobdell William E, 57, R. 2, Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Avilla April 25, 1923, the son of John H. and Grace (Kreienbrink) Lobdell. He married Shirley J. Wymer Oct. 14, 1972 in Kendallville. A lifetime area resident, he was a veteran of WW II. He had been employed as a pattern maker at Lane Foundry since the foundry began and was a member of Moose Lodge 1301 and Limberlost Legion of Moose 18. Surviving are his mother and his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Jane) Jacob and Laura Lobdell, both Kendallville, and Rebecca Lobdell, Avilla; a son, Pvt. Thomas, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Dominy, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. William (Rosemary) Akey, Leo; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois J.; two daughters, a son and a brother. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-27-1980 + 11-?-1980
Lochner Jacob E "Jake", 68, died Friday in a Bradenton hospital. A Noble County native and a Marion resident before moving to Bradenton two years ago, he was retired from the Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada Group plant and formerly owned Jake’s Auto Parts, Marion. He served in the U. S. Army during WW II, was a member of Lakeview Wesleyan Church, Marion, and attended the Bradenton Wesleyan Church. Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Spence Davenport, Greentown; a son, Dean, Marion; a brother, Francis, North Manchester; 7 sisters, Ruth Roush, Wolcottville, Mary Strong, Elsie and Genevieve Fahlsing of Fort Wayne, Edna, Swaziland, Africa, Orrel Wiley, Silver Lake, and Naomi Fogle, Hicksville, Ohio; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Keith, and one brother, Erwin. Services Tuesday at Lakeview Wesleyan Church. Burial, Gardens of Memory, Huntington County. + No date
Lock Arthur A, 69, of rural Churubusco, died February 5, 2004 at the family residence in Green Twp, Noble County. He was born April 21, 1934 in Churubusco to James E. and Goldie P. (Maggert) Lock. He married June M. Herbst on May 16, 1953 in Ege. They lived at their present home since 1966. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Rebecca Kumfer of Avilla and Deborah and Thomas Knepper of Fremont; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard A. and Lona Lock of Albion and Michael A. and Sharon Lock of Columbia City; a brother and sister-in-law, Norman E. "Gene" and Betty Lock of Albion; 2 sisters, Ada VanDeman and Helen Groves of Columbia City; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was employed at Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne for 36 years, retiring in 1996. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Theresa; 2 brothers, Paul and Norman "Lefty"; an infant sister; and 2 grandchildren, Jason and Lindsey Kumfer. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Ege where services were held. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 2-12-2004
Lock Betty J, 80, Albion, died November 4, 2013 at the Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born on May 14, 1933, in Noble County, one of 3 daughters born to Justin Sr. and Evelyn (Rice) Morr. She graduated from Albion-Jefferson High School in the class of 1951. On July 8, 1954, she married Norman E. “Gene” Lock in Churubusco. In her earlier years, Mrs. Lock worked for the Albion Telephone Company, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Albion, and was the deputy recorder for Noble County for 8 years. She retired as the registrar for the Noble County Health Department after 23 years of service. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion, Albion Business and Professional Women’s Club, Albion American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and the Noble County Democrat Women’s Club. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim and Carol Lock of Albion and Tom Lock of Albion; her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and John Hootman of Albion; her grandchildren, Kyle Lock, Jamie Luh, Amanda Anderson, Heather Lock, Tanner Lock, Melissa Anderson, Angela Meyer, Jennifer Shepherd, Mallori Rutherford and Richelle Hootman; 16 great-grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Marilyn Morr of Albion; and her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Jerry Weimer of Albion. Funeral, November 7, 2013 at the Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 11-6-2013
Lock Charles, 90, died Sunday at Marks Nursing Home in LaGrange. He was born in Noble County, the son of Jesse and Christine Lock, and made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Rumsey of Howe for many years. He was married to Lura Grimes in Kimmell. Surviving are 5 sons, 3 daughters, 25 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at LaGrange Church of God. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1969
Lock Elizabeth died in Green Twp April 1, 1874, of dropsy, aged 59 years, 1 month and 4 days. Albion New Era 4-2-1874
Lock Elsie G, 95, Brimfield, died Monday in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 13, 1880 in Swan Twp to William and Hannah Eckels. She married Orlando Lock Nov. 10, 1897. He died July 1, 1964. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Clara) Frederick, R. 1, Wawaka, and Mrs. Lee (Gladys) Foster, R. 4, Albion; one son, William, Sturgis, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Elvira Albaugh, Kendallville Nursing Home; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1975
Lock Fannie Alora, 4 months and 1 day, daughter of Noah and Margaret Lock, died in Green Twp March 11. ^ 3-27-1878
Lock Goldie P died March 7, 1968 at Whitley County Hospital. Until her illness she had been employed as a cook in Churubusco restaurants. She was born June 20, 1900 in White County, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McClelan Maggart. She was married to James E. Lock in Oct. 1917. Surviving are her husband; four sons, Norman (Gene), Albion chief of police, Arthur and Norbert of Churubusco, and Paul of Columbia City; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Grove of Columbia City, and Mrs. Ada VanDeman of Tri Lakes; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral in Churubusco last Saturday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 3-?-1968
Lock Helen Lois, 68, died Sept. 24, 1993 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville Aug. 19, 1925, the daughter of Frank and Trece (Huff) Cramer. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Sturgis, Mich. She married William F. Lock in Albion on April 15, 1942. He died Nov. 6, 1992. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Joe (Frances) Hernandez of Topeka and Mrs. Don (Judy) Hennessee of McMinnville, Tenn.; 2 sons, William D. of Chicago and Kenneth M. of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a stepbrother; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-24-1993
Lock Henry H, about 74, (b. 7-4-1881) of Brimfield, died June 7, 1956 at McCray Hospital as the result of a stroke he suffered earlier in the week. Surviving are the widow, Belle; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Neiber of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Fred Denske of Mishawaka; two stepsons, Robert and Kenneth Gehring of Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ackerman of Brimfield, and Mrs. Mary Sleek of Auburn; one brother, Orlando of Brimfield; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at the EUB Church in Brimfield. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1956
Lock Herbert Ray, 64, was found dead Jan. 23 at his home on R. 1, Wolcottville. He had apparently died about midnight of a heart attack. Surviving is a brother, Donald of Campbell, Calif. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1961
Lock Hettie (Ott), 82 years, 4 months and 13 days, died at her home in Churubusco. She was born in Noble County May 6, 1850 and was married to Jesse Lock on Sept. 30, 1896. She is survived by her husband and a sister, Mrs. Almeda Lamon at Merriam. Funeral was yesterday in Christian Chapel of which Mr. Lock was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 9-19-1932
Lock Jacob A, 73, was killed today when he stepped in front of a section crew motorcar on the Vandalia Railroad as he was cutting across the railroad tracks on a path leading from his Churubusco home at the edge of town to the business district. A truck gardener who lived alone, he was deaf and apparently did not see the motorcar, high weeds obstructing his view from the path. Surviving are a brother, William, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Hawk, Albion. Services will be Thursday at Sonday Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-17-1945
Lock Jesse E, 85, died Sunday at his home from complication of diseases. He moved to Churubusco from Noble County about 25 years ago and had spent winters in Florida for a number of years. He is survived by 2 daughters and a son, Mrs. Frank Ott, Mrs. Jennie Renkenberger, and Charles Lock, all of whom reside in Noble County. Services were in Christian Chapel, of which he was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 9-25-1932
Lock Joseph E was born Aug. 3, 1874 and died Sept. 3, 1955. Services at Bonham & Miser’s Sept. 5. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1955
Lock Lura, 33, wife of Charles Lock, Green Twp, died at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne Thursday following an operation performed the first of the week for gallstone trouble. Funeral was Sunday. She was born near Wilmot Sept. 7, 1901 to John and Angeline Grimes. In 1919 she was married to Charles Lock, who survives with the following children, Jesse, Harvey, Fletcher, Walter, Jane and Marylee. Also surviving are 6 sisters and one brother. * 11-8-1934
Lock Mary E, 65, wife of Joseph Lock residing five miles southwest of Albion, died Friday at Lakeside Hospital from complications. Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Don and Ray; three sisters, Mrs. A. Hall, Albion, Mrs. R. R. Slater of Colo., and Mrs. Charles Tucker of near Merriam; and two brothers, Walter and Frank Johnson of near Noblesville. The funeral was Sunday at Christian Chapel. Burial, chapel cemetery. * 1939
Lock Nettie M, 80, R. 3, Wolcottville, as pronounced dead on arrival Saturday at LaGrange County Hospital. She was born June 18, 1894 in Noble County. She married Luther Calhoon March 15, 1913 in Albion. He died in 1941. A resident of Adams Lake 20 years, she was a retired employee of General Electric Taylor St. Plant, Fort Wayne, and a member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. She married Joseph E. Lock Oct. 14, 1944 in Albion. He died several years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dunlap, R. 2, Albion; and 5 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 7-?-1974
Lock Noah, son of Harrison and Hattie Lock, was born in Ohio February 27, 1841, and died at his home in Green Twp last evening at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 25 days. In 1871 he married Margaret Hawk, and they had five children, one having preceded him in death. Those remaining are: Carolus Locke of Ligonier, Joseph Lock of Kimmell, Mrs. Bessie Ott of Noble County, and Miss Florence Lock at home. Beside his children he leaves his wife and father; and the following brothers and sisters: William, Francis, Jacob and John Lock, Mrs. Clem Amick, and Mrs. Henry Hawk, all of Noble County, and Albertus Lock of Churubusco. The deceased had been a great sufferer for several years and submitted to several operations in the hospital at Fort Wayne. The funeral will be held Thursday at Christian Chapel near Noblesville. Burial in the cemetery nearby. * 1915 2-22-1915
Lock Orlando, 9l, "Doc", (b. 2-14-1873 - d. 7-1-1964) retired farmer and lifetime resident of Noble County, died at his home in Brimfield. Born in Green Twp, he was married Nov. 10, 1897 to Elsie Eckels. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Frederick, R. 1, Wawaka, and Mrs. Gladys Foster, R. 4, Albion; a son, William, Sturgis, Mich.; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Ackerman, Kendallville. Services were at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, July 3. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1964
Lock Rufina, 92, one of Brimfield’s oldest residents, died Friday at the home of her son, Henry. Also surviving are another son, Orlando of Albion; and three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Ackerman, Mrs. William Sleek of Garrett, and Mrs. Peter McDague of Mich. She was the widow of the late Francis Lock. Last rites were held Sunday at the Brimfield U. B. Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + No date
Lock Viola (Craig), lifelong resident of this community, died July 20 at her son’s home in Churubusco after suffering a stroke of paralysis. She is survived by the son, James E.; a brother, Ira Craig, Churubusco; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Thursday at Sonday Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + No date
Lockard Bertha, 98, a resident of Shepherd of the Hill, died there Tuesday. She was born in Wolfe County, Ky., on March 13, 1891, the daughter of Timothy and Ellen (McPearson) Graham. In June 1911 in Ky., she married Andy Lockard who died in 1982. She moved to Kendallville 18 years ago from Campton, Ky. She and her husband were farmers all of their lives. They and their daughter, Edith, were founders of Bethany Children’s Home in Campton. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Campton. Surviving are three daughters, Edith of Kendallville, Maude of Campton, and Mildred Faulkner of Stanton, Ky.; four sons, Orval of Campton, Lester of Tipton, Douglas of Dayton, Ohio, and Lando of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, J. Douglas of Campton; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Five brothers, three sisters and two sons preceded her in death. Services will be Friday in Baptist Church in Campton. Burial, Evans Cemetery in Campton. + 12-26-1989
Lockard Jesse C, 55, of Middletown, Ohio, son of Bertha Lockard and sister of Edith Lockard, both of Kendallville, died Monday from a heart attack. He was a retired construction foreman. Also surviving are his wife, four daughters, four sons, two other sisters and four brothers. Services were Thursday at Briggs Funeral Home in Middletown. + 1-10-1982
Locke Donald C, about 67, a former resident of the Albion area, died at his home at Rogers, Ark., Sept. 22, 1968. The son of the last Mr. and Mrs. Joe Locke, he is survived by his wife, Georgia, a daughter, Donna Hendricks of Millard, Neb.; two sons, Robert and Richard of San Jose, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a 32nd degree Mason. Services will be Friday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1968
Locke Emma E, 92, of Ligonier, died June 13, 2006 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She had retired from Ligonier Quality Baker as a dishwasher and was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. She was born Dec. 12, 1913 in Ligonier to Charles and Cecelia (Stewart) Sharp. She married Herschel Locke on June 10, 1930 in Ligonier. He preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Carolyn and Denny Sanders and Sarah Housman of Ligonier and Phyllis and Harold Snyder of Fort Wayne; a sister, Irene Marks of Elkhart; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-14-2006
Locke Georgia, 74, Rogers, Ark., died Wednesday in Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Neb. She was born March 24, 1902 in Ind. to Claude and Pearl Holderbaum. Her husband, Donald, died in 1968. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Donald Kendrick, Omaha, Neb.; two sons, Robert, San Jose, Calif., and Richard, Stevensville, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Hershel Baugher, Kimmell; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Locke Herschel A, 91, of 715 Jay St., died today at Heritage Manor Health Care Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1900 in Noble County, the son of Carolus and Minnie (Ott) Locke. On June 10, 1930 he married Emma Sharp. A lifetime Noble County resident, he worked for the Wirk Garment Factory and in 1976 retired from the Curto-Ligonier Foundry. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Locke and Carolyn Rex of Ligonier; one foster daughter, Sarah Housman of Vienna, Ill.; four grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-30-1991
Locke Mary E, 65, wife of Joseph Locke, residing five miles southwest of Albion, died Friday at Lakeside Hospital from complications. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Don and Ray; three sisters, Mrs. A. Hall, Albion, Mrs. R. R. Slater of Colo., and Mrs. Charles Tucker of near Merriam; and two brothers, Walter and Frank Johnson of near Noblesville. Funeral was Sunday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1939
Locke Wayne Woodward was born Oct. 20, 1923 and died July 10, 1944. Services at Bonham & Miser’s Feb. 4. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1944
Locker Edmund A was born at Newark, Essex County, N.J. Dec. 14, 1832. He married Sarah A. Wolf Nov. 22, 1837. He leaves a wife, 3 daughters, one sons and 14 grandchildren, one daughter dying at the age of 2. He lived in Kendallville 10 years after he was married and worked at the cooper trade with the exception of the time he served in the army. He moved to the farm northwest of this city in 1867 and lived there until Aug. 10, 1909 when he with his wife went to Marquette, Mich., where he died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Stewart. Funeral was held from the Oak Grove Church where he had been a member since its organization. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. He was a member of Browand Post GAR. ^ 7-18-1910
Locker Tracy L, 83, a former Wawaka resident, died Saturday in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth. Born July 21, 1897 near Kendallville, he was the son of LaMonte and Harriet (Neuman) Locker. On Aug. 3, 1926 in South Bend, he married Ada Cortewell, who died in 1974. He was a retired farmer and from a creamery in Benton Harbor, Mich. Surviving are a brother, Arthur of San Diego, Calif. Services will be Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1981
Lockhart Arthur Devere, 33 years, 9 months and 6 days, died in Grass Valley, Calif. Feb. 27. The son of J. S. and Harriet Lockhart of this place, he went to Calif. several years since hoping to secure relief from consumption. ^ 3-14-1877
Lockhart Brooke Ann, 24, of North Vernon, died Sept. 29, 2006 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a 2000 graduate of West Noble High School. On Sept. 10, 2002 she married Carl Lockhart in Albion. Surviving are her husband; her parents, Steve and Paula Phares of rural Albion; her birth parents, her mother, Ronda Harman of North Vernon and her father, Greg Rucker of Valparaiso; grandparents, Wilton and Ruby Phares of Ligonier and Wilfred and Flora Fournier of Corvallis, Ore.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Clint and Sara Phares of Albion. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Wright Cemetery. ^ 10-2-2006
Lockhart Mary (Kokenge), 51, died at her home in Baltimore, Md., after being ill for the past several months. She moved from Avilla 25 years ago to Chicago where she resided for ten years, then moving to Baltimore. She is survived by her husband, Howard; one daughter, Naomi; two sisters, Loretta, Avilla and Acella of Lincoln, Nebr.; three brothers Charles of Avilla, Ed of Auburn and Urban of Miami, Fla. Funeral was held Tuesday in Baltimore. Those attending from this vicinity were Loretta Kokenge, Avilla, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kokenge, Auburn, and Mrs. Frank Lockhart of Fort Wayne. ~ 6-21-1951
Lockhart Ocie M, 53, was killed at the Main St. crossing of the interurban and GR&I railroad tracks at Avilla Monday of last week when she ran in front of a freight train and was hurled from the right of way. She was on her way to the depot to take an interurban car for Kendallville, and seeing a car standing at the station, she ran in front of the GR&I freight. The wife of Ray Lockhart, her funeral will be tomorrow at the Methodist Episcopal Church. In his report, the coroner mentioned that she had defective hearing and that 2 freight cars on the siding blocked the view. The coroner recommends that better facilities for protection be provided at the Albion St. crossing in Avilla because of the heavy traffic over the roads at this point. She is survived by her husband; 3 sons, Orr of Detroit, Mich., Frank of South Bend, and Howard of New Castle, Penn.; 3 sisters, Lucy Yarian of LaOtto, Emma Moree west of Avilla, and Laura Renkenberger of Berlin Center, Ohio; and 3 brothers, Will of Corunna, A. C. Sheets southwest of town and John of Fort Wayne. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. * 5-28-1924 + 6-?-1924 > No date
Loe Alma, about 66, a former resident of Columbia City, died Feb. 16, 1952 at her home in Noble Twp. Surviving are the husband, John H.; her father, George W. Addis, Columbia Twp; two daughters, Mrs. Jay C. Scoby, Noble Twp, and Mrs. Francis Kemp, Warren; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Guy Smith, Columbia City, and Mrs. Clarence Cearbaugh, Detroit; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Loe of Green Twp, and Mrs. Virgil Leutsch of Columbia Twp, Whitley County. Funeral Tuesday at DeMoney-Hollingsworth Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 2-?-1952
Loe Betty Jean, 24, for five years a resident of Noble Twp, died Dec. 30, 1951 at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. She was a native of Kosciusko County. Surviving are the husband, Guy; two sons, Steven and Daniel, and a daughter, Mary Ann, at home; a brother, John Mock of Waynedale; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Cochlin of Whitley County; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mock of Barbee Lake. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home in Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1951
Loe Harriet Louise, 75, died June 26, 1991 at Columbia City Community Care Center. She was born May 25, 1916 in Noble County to Ward and Letha Hile Nelson. She worked at Blue Bell and retired from Whitley Products in 1979. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary 1906 and VFW Auxiliary 5582. She married Murlen Loe on Feb. 24, 1940. He died May 2, 1971. Surviving are brothers, Harley Nelson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Hugh Nelson of Lexington Park, Md., Hurshell Nelson of Blue Lake; sisters, Hattie Falls of Columbia City, Helene Giant of Washington Twp, Hilda Camp of Waterloo, and Mrs. Duane (Hazel) Bowman near Ashley. Three brothers and a sister are deceased. Service Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-26-1991
Loe Murlen L, 64, R. 4, died Sunday at Whitley County Hospital from a heart condition. He was born Jan. 22, 1907 in Columbia City to Joseph and Phoebe (Holycross) Noe and was married in 1940 to Harriett Nelson. He was a retired employee of International Harvester. Surviving are the widow; two brothers, Earl and Elvie of Larwill; and one sister, Mrs. Lyman Mosher, LaPorte. Funeral Wednesday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1971
Loeser Rosalie, 85, of Los Angeles, Calif. and formerly of Ligonier, died in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 1986. She was born in Ligonier July 14, 1900 and moved to Calif. around 1940. There are no survivors. Graveside committal of ashes services Wednesday at Oak Park Cemetery in the Jewish Section. + 2-8-1986
Loew Emma L, 90, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Home. She was a native of Huntington and was born July 4, 1881. She and her husband, John A. Loew, both resided at the home, where he is still a resident. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Arthur and Carl of Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Mrs. Marie Rorick, also of Fort Wayne. Services in Elzey Home for Funerals in Waynedale. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1972 + 2-?-1972
Loew Violet F, of Fort Wayne, died May 30, 2006 at Regency Place, Fort Wayne. She born February 21, 1927 in Swan. Surviving are her husband, Carl; daughters, Rose (Roger) Yeager of Rochester, NY and Joanne Loew of Tucson, AZ; sons, Bob (Tammy) Loew of Fishers; sister, Donna Cartwright of LaOtto; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward; and 7 brothers and sisters. A homemaker, she was a nurse's aide at Lutheran Homes for 20 years. She graduated from Eel River Perry Twp High School in 1944 and was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church where funeral was held. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 6-15-2006
Logan Bruce E, 49, died Sunday in Vencor Hospital, LaGrange. He was born Oct. 17, 1948 in Wolf Lake to Lee Otis and Katherine (Bunn) Logan. On June 8, 1968 in Fort Wayne he married Barbara Steckler. He was a sales representative for Flexible Foam Inc., Elkhart, and a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Brody and Josh of Wolcottville; 3 sisters, Rose Snyder of South Bend, Lee Dallas of Nappanee, and Mrs. Frank (JoAnn) Combs of Smithville, Okla.; 2 stepbrothers and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lee Jr. and James. Funeral Wednesday in St. Gaspar Church, followed by cremation. + 6-14-1998
Logan Chloe E, 87, formerly of Wolcottville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Her husband, Hugh R., died in 1979. Surviving are two daughters, Henrietta Wells of Angola, and Edith Miller of Elkhart; two sons, Bill of Wolcottville, and Hugh R. Jr. of Elkhart; a sister; and 8 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Elkhart. + 4-1-1988
Logan James R, 43, of South Bend, died Saturday in St. Joseph’s Hospital after an apparent heart attack suffered earlier at his home. He was a security officer at the South Bend post office and a member of the Center Twp Volunteer Fire Dept. He was born Aug. 9, 1931 in Elkhart County and moved to South Bend from Ligonier 21 years ago. He married Jean Wruble in 1955. She survives, along with three sons, James II, John and Jeffery, all at home; a stepmother, Mrs. Lois Logan, Ligonier; a brother, Bruce, Wolcottville; and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Snyder, South Bend; Mrs. Leona Dallas, Nappanee, and Mrs. JoAnn Combs of Galena, Mo. Services in South Bend Tuesday at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church. + 10-?-1974
Logan Lee R, 55, of Kendallville, died Sept. 10, 2011 in Indiana University Health Center, Goshen. He had previously worked at Starcraft for 23 years and for the past 13 years owned and operated Logan Cage & Supply in Kendallville. He was born July 15, 1956, in Kendallville to Perry C. and Margaret Logan. He married Judith E. Meer on December 23, 1977.Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah (Brian) Moreland of Kendallville; two sons, Josh Logan and Caleb Logan both of Kendallville; a sister Annette (David) Mains of Huntertown; two brothers, Perry C. (Laura) Logan, Jr. of Kendallville, Kent (Sherry) Logan of Kendallville; five grandchildren, Kaylah, Sammy, Lane and Jedidiah Logan, and Ezra Moreland. He He was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Berg in 2000. Funeral Sept. 16 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.^ 9-14-2011
Logan Margaret, 87, of Kendallville died April 1, 2011, in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She graduated from Rome City High School. She was active in the Orange Township Homemaker’s Club. She was born March 17, 1924, in Kendallville to Glenn S. and Minnie S. (Black) Rimmel. She married October 3, 1942, in Brimfield Perry C. Logan, Sr. He died August 22, 1991. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Annette and David Mains of Huntertown; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Perry C. Logan, Jr. and Laura Logan of Kendallville, Kent and Sherry Logan of Kendallville, and Lee and Judi Logan of Wolcottville; 7 grandchildren, Ben (Deanna) Mains, Adam (Amy) Mains, Maria (Greg) Christenson, Nicole (Kevin) Knafel, Joshuah Logan, Sarah (Brian) Moreland, and Caleb Logan; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harold, Amos, and John Rimmel. Funeral April 6 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Mt Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 4-4-2011
Logan Ora, about 82, of R. 1, Wawaka, widow of Tom Logan, died Sept. 22, 1971 at McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1889 in Ohio. The only survivor is a brother, Frank Neifer of R. 1, Wawaka. Funeral Saturday at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Logan Perry C, 67, died Aug. 22, 1991 at his rural Kendallville home. He was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Fort Wayne to Leslie R. and Lois (Snyder) Logan. On Oct. 3, 1942 in Brimfield he married Margaret A. Rimmel. He retired April 2 as an electrician at Philips Industrial Components in Albion. He was a Navy veteran of WW II; a member of Kendallville American Legion and VFW Posts; an Orange Twp precinct committeeman; and a member of National Campers and Hikers Association and Noble Chain Links. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Kay Berg of Spirit Lake, Iowa and Annette Mains of Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Perry Jr. and Kent of Kendallville and Lee of Wolcottville; 2 sisters, June Dill of Fort Wayne and Sheila Bullerman of Marysville, Ohio; a brother, Leslie Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; and 6 grandchildren. A brother, Marvin, preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 8-22-1991
Lohman Charles G II, 71, died June 21 in California. He was born in Portsmouth, Va. on April 22, 1924 to Walter B. and Merle H. (Schaver) Lohman. His father was born and raised in Kendallville. He was part owner of Dupont/Lohman Lamp & Decor in Beverly Hills, Calif. Surviving are a sister, Mary Kay Lawson of Chesapeake, Va..; and 2 brothers, William B. Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., and William H. of Holly Springs, N.C. Memorial services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-23-1995
Lohman George, 58 years, 6 months and 9 day, died the 15th of heart disease. He was born Feb. 14, 1825 in Hanover, Germany. His first wife, who was also a native of Hanover and the mother of his family, died in 1871 while still a resident of their native place. Two years subsequent to this sad event, the father, 2 sons and a daughter, followed the 3 older children to America. In the spring of 1878 he married Mrs. Wagner, who survives him. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. ^ 8-24-1883
Lohman Henry, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lohman, died of spinal disease Sept. 5, aged 4 months and 19 days. ^ 9-8-1881
Lohr Josephine, 87, died Sunday in the Methodist Memorial Home, Warren. Surviving are a sister and several nieces. She was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. Services Wednesday in the chapel of the Memorial Home. + 8-?-1958
Lohrei Bert, 84, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Millersburg on Aug. 21, 1911 to Roy William and Edith (Eldridge) Lohrei. On March 24, 1962 he married Martha Richardson. In 1975 he retired from farming near Churubusco. He was also employed by H&O Sport Shop in Churubusco for 17 years. Surviving are his wife; a brother, Roy Jr. of Ligonier; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Obra (Maydene) Zumbrun of Albion and Mrs. Harold (Nina) Fisel of Okeechobee, Fla. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ollie Geiger, on Oct. 19, 1960, and an infant daughter, Dorthea. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 1-16-1996
Lohrei Roy Jr, 78, of Ligonier, died March 25, 2005 in Avalon Village Healthcare, Ligonier. He was born May 13, 1926 in Noble County to Roy W. and Edith A. (Eldridge) Lohrei. The lifelong county resident married Helen Duesler on August 10, 1955 in North Webster. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Katherine A. (Kevin) Calvelage of Ligonier, and Penny L. (Marvin) Retcher of Fremont; a sister, Maydene Zumbrun of Avilla; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, W. Burt Lohrei, and a sister, Nina Fisel. He was a process technician for 29 years at Monsanto Corp. in Ligonier. He served in the U.S. Army in WW II where he saw action in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post. Services March 29 in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Brown Cemetery, Millersburg. ~ 4-7-2005
Lohrei Roy W of R. 3, Albion, died Feb. 13, 1965 at McCray Hospital. He was born in Kosciusko County Sept. 15, 1890 and had lived in this community most of his lifetime. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Obra Zumbrun of Albion, and Mrs. Harold Fisel of Ligonier; two sons, Roy W. Jr., of Ligonier, and Bert of Churubusco; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lloyd Hartsough of Millersburg. Funeral Monday in a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Brown Cemetery near Millersburg. + 2-?-1965
Lombard Bud R, 57, Kendallville, died Friday at his home. Born April 19, 1927 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Joseph and Esther (Lewis) Lombard. He was married Nov. 5, 1949 in Marion to Peg Kimmell. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Karen Hile, Kendallville, and Mrs. Carol Beights, San Juan, Puerto Rico; two sons, Kurt, Dallas, TX, and Cameron, Kendallville; and one brother, Joseph, Fort Wayne. A daughter, Karla, preceded him in death. A veteran of WW II, he was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville Elks, Masonic Lodge of Kendallville, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, VFW and American Legion Post in Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-30-1984
Lombard Margaret "Peg", 73, died Nov. 2, 2002 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a lab technician for Kraft Foods in Kendallville for 39 years and a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She was born in Kendallville on March 22, 1929 to Henry and Luella (Treesh) Kimmel. She married Bud Lombard on Nov. 5, 1949 in Marion. He died Nov. 10, 1984. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Gary Hile of Kendallville, and Carol and Ray Salzbrun of Ligonier; 2 sons and one daughter-in-law, Kurt and Vicky Lombard of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Cameron Lombard of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Lauren, Hunter and Hannah Lombard. She was preceded in death by one sister and 2 brothers. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-3-2002
Lomont Edward A, 66, of Ligonier, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. Born June 29, 1913 in New Haven, he was the son of Edward S. and Lucetta (Rorick) Lomont. On Aug. 8, 1973 in Ligonier he married Virginia Jarman. He had lived in Ligonier since 1973, moving from Fort Wayne. He was retired from the U. S. Navy and the Civil Service and was a WW II veteran. He was a member of the Besancon Catholic Church in New Haven and the Moose Lodge in Marathon, Fla. Survivors are his wife; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Terry (Beth Ann) Skaggs of Syracuse, and Mrs. Mordy (Peggy Rose) Yeager of Ligonier; three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Viola) Smith of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Clifford (Marie) Reuille of Wawaka, and Mrs. Todd (Henrietta) Banet of Auburn; two brothers, Louise of San Jacinto, Calif., and Bernard of Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday in Ort Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1980
Lomont Katherine - Word was received this week by Mrs. Douglas Cartwright, LaOtto, of the death of her sister, Mrs. Louis Lomont, 45, Lynwood, Calif. She is the former Katherine Buchanan. She died of a heart attack. She is survived by 5 children; the husband; 3 brothers, Dwight Buchanan of Avilla, Charles and James Buchanan of LaOtto; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Cartwright and Mrs. Violet Loew, Mrs. Frank Connell and Mrs. Norma West of Fort Wayne. She attended LaOtto High School and Grade School. She was married in the St. Mary’s Church of Avilla. ~ 3-15-1962
Lomont Virginia Mae, 87, of Ligonier, died May 20, 2008 at the Chandler House in Kendallville. She was a part owner of the Food Town Grocery in Ligonier. She was a member of OES and Ligonier Historical Society. She was born May 18, 1921 in Knox to Leroy and Evelyn (Cooper) Kellam. In 1945 she married Jim Jarman. He died in Feb. 1969. She then married Ed Lamont and he preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Beth Skaggs of Syracuse and Peg and Dennis Conrad of Columbia City; and 3 grandsons, Ryan Skaggs, Trent and Tim Conrad. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Skaggs; and a brother, Don Kellam. Services Saturday at J.A. Brazzell and Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 5-22-2008
Londt Dorothy E, 84, of Noble County, died Sept. 14, 2010. She was employed at Weatherhead for several years. She was a member of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Mrs. Londt was a graduate of Wolf Lake High School. She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Noble Township to Hayes and Ruth L. (Snyder) Walker. She married Howard E. Londt Feb. 20, 1944. The couple lived in Texas until 1945 when she returned to Noble County to reside while Mr. Londt served in the U.S. Army overseas. Following World War II, they made their home in the Wolf Lake community and began farming.He died Aug. 17, 2000. Surviving are two sons, Edward E. (Mary Jane) Londt of Huntertown and Dennis R. (Susan) Londt of Muncie; a daughter, Peggy C. (Chris) Wegenka of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Vern Walker of Fort Wayne. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Walker and Roscoe Walker, and two sisters, an infant and Lurahbelle Gray. Funeral Saturday at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 9-16-2010
Londt Homer R, 75, died May 24, 1995 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 19, 1919 in Columbia City to John Henry and Rada (Grace) Londt. On Dec. 16, 1978 he married Martha Lois Cramer in Columbia City. He owned and operated H.R. Londt Excavating Co. in Columbia City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and a member of American Legion Post 98, Whitley County AARP, LOM 1063, BPOE 1417 and Kiwanis, all of Columbia City. Surviving are his wife; 2 stepdaughters; a sister, Laura Bell Walker of Big Lake; a brother, Howard of Albion; and 2 half-brothers, Norman Hinman of Huntington and Harold Hinman of Roanoke. He was preceded in death by a brother, Loyal, and a sister, Grace Niedermeyer. Funeral Sunday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 98. + 5-24-1995
Londt Mary J, 65, died February 18, 2014, at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born in Celina, Ohio, she graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Celina, Ohio, and St. Rita's School of Nursing in Lima, Ohio. She was a Registered Nurse for McCray and Parkview Noble Hospitals for 32 years, retiring in 2010. She also co-owned CPR+ since 1989. She was a member of the Daisy Maze Club, Micah 6:8, and St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Edward Londt; a son, John (Amber) Londt of Oconomowoc, Wis.; a daughter, Michelle (Michael) McGinley of Tallahassee, Fla.; her grandchildren: Oliver, Evelyn and Isabella Londt and Avery and Cole McGinley; 3 brothers, John (Marie) Sacher, Bill (Arline) Sacher and Mike (Cathy) Sacher, all of Celina, Ohio; 3 sisters, Ann (Rusty) Vorhees of Celina, Ohio, Sue Weadock of St. Mary's, Ohio, and Betsy (Joe) Dahlinghaus of Minster, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents ,James and LaDonna Sacher. Mass of Christian burial is February 24, 2014, at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery.  ^ 2-21-2014
Long - The 6-year old daughter and 3-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Long of Swan Twp lost their lives in a wagon and auto accident. Long was hauling a corn planter on his wagon and was accompanied by the children. At the foot of a rather steep hill he discovered that a tug had become unfastened and stopped on a bridge to fasten it, not noticing that a large auto was approaching. The auto struck the tongue of the planter and threw both children to the ground. The team became frightened and drew the heavy wagon on them and the girl was killed. The boy was taken to the Garrett Hospital but was dead when he arrived. + 5-?-1923
Long Albert M, 63, Noble County native and former Kendallville resident, died Saturday at his home in Goshen. He was employed at Kendallville and later moved to Fort Wayne where he was a street car conductor. He then resided in South Bend, operating a supply firm, and about two years ago moved to Goshen. Surviving are the widow, Ferne; two sons, Richard of South Bend, and William F. of West Lafayette; a brother, Harry; and a sister, Mrs. Elvina DeVoe of Kendallville. Funeral was Tuesday in Goshen. + 11-?-1944
Long Alva Reed, 79, R. 2, Ligonier, of near Eagle Lake, died Friday in LaGrange County Hospital. A resident of the Ligonier community his entire lifetime, he was born in York Twp on Jan. 28, 1890, the son of John William and Katherine (Stokes) Long. He was married on Aug. 3, 1912 at Wawaka to Mattie S. Hooley. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Walter, R. 2, Ligonier, and Robert, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) Caskey, R. 2, Ligonier; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ora, San Antonio, Tex. Services were Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1969
Long Amos was born Aug. 14, 1860 in Owen County, Ind., the son of John and Hannah Rowe Long. He came to LaGrange County and Greenfield Twp with his parents in 1879 and has since been engaged in business at Brighton. He was married Oct. 19, 1892 to Ida Sigrist of Dundee, Ohio. Surviving are the wife; two sons, Myron and Lewis; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Hendricks of Sturgis, Mrs. M. E. Collins of Elkhart, Mrs. Ella Grandall of Howe, and Mrs. Stephen Custer of Elmdale, Mich.; and two brothers, Pius of Fort Wayne and Silas B. of Brighton. He died last Saturday morning at half past six o’clock at his home in Brighton. He was elected commissioner of LaGrange County for the north district in 1914, and was elected president of Mongo Bank, both positions he was holding at the time of his death. Funeral was Tuesday at the chapel in Brighton. + No date
Long Andrew J, 57, of Kimmell, died July 1, 2012. On June 9, 1955 he was born to Albert and Mary (Kerrell) Long in Sewickley, Pa. He married Ramona Weekley in Kingsville, Texas, on Feb. 18, 1981. He retired from the Navy after 17 1/2 years of service.  Suviving are his wife; 2 children, Natalie Long and Andrew Long Jr., both of Kimmell; and 4 grandchildren, Tonya, Cheyenne, Allissa and Michael. Funeral at Yeager Funeral Home July 7.  Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-3-2012
Long Arthur H, son of Henry J. and Louise M. Long, 1 year, 11 months and 8 days, died in this city Aug. 8 of scarlet fever. ^ 8-10-1882 and 8-17-1882
Long Benjamin F died Nov. 15, 1907 at his farm home in Greenfield Twp, LaGrange County, was born Oct. 31, 1846 in Holmes County, Ohio. He was 61 years and 15 days of age at his death. He was one of a family of eleven children. With his parents, at eleven years of age, he came to LaGrange County, his home until he died. He was married June 20, 1869 to Alida A. Stafford. She and 5 children, William D., Victoria A., Florence E., Hortence B., and Charles S. survive, with his mother; 6 grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. Funeral was Nov. 18 from the Dunkard Church at Brighton. Burial, Brighton Cemetery. He was elected justice of the peace and held other township offices. In the early seventies and for three or four years he was engaged in the retail trade at Mongo. + 11-15-1907
Long Bertha, a former resident of this community, died in San Antonio, Texas June 17, 1956. She and her husband, Ora, resided here before moving to Texas several years ago. Short funeral services were held at Lockhart, Texas, at the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Byers, Tuesday. Interment was at San Antonio. + 6-?-1956
Long Beulah (Hite), 84, former Ligonier resident, died at Fountainview Nursing Home, Goshen Monday. She was born May 3, 1898 in Noble County, and on Oct. 17, 1948 in Camden she married Stanley Long who died in 1966. A lifetime Ligonier-Millersburg area resident, she had been employed as a secretary and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jerry (Louise) France and Mrs. William (Lucille) Robinson, both of Goshen. Services will be Thursday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-21-1983
Long Charles A, of the P., Ft. W.&C. Railroad, died at his home in Fort Wayne last night from a general breaking down of his system, the result of overwork. Mr. Long was a citizen of Albion some years ago, being B & O agent at that place. He was 35 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children, a boy and a girl. ~ 5-22-1890
Long Charles V, 50, (b. 12-13-1871) who had resided here approximately 6 years with a daughter, Mrs. Woodward Martin, died Jan. 12, 1952 at McCray Hospital. Prior to coming here he had lived at Ligonier 20 years. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Claude Russell of Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Russell Decker of Wawaka, and Mrs. Lloyd Smoot of Elkhart; two sons, Charles Dale Long of Fresno, Calif., and Don James Long of Monroe, Mich.; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 1-?-1952
Long Charles W died Friday in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. A native of Ill., he was born Nov. 17, 1887 and was a retired farmer. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1961. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Marie Lester of Lancaster, Wis., and Sister Miriam Joseph of the Sacred Heart Home; one brother, Leonard, Rockford, Ill.; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Monday in Freeport, Ill. + 4-?-1965
Long Danny Joe, 60, of Kimmell, died March 2, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been a dairy farmer from 1961 to 1984 and had worked at Northeastern REMC 1966-1977 and 1984 to present. He was born March 31, 1943 in Kosciusko County to Joe and Allene (Cole) Long. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1961. He married Shirley K. Widman in Dec. 1963 and then married Connie Hasty Kneller on Nov. 18, 1990 at West Etna Community Church. Surviving are his wife in Key West; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Kevin of Sebring, Fla., and Ryan and Jennifer of Oxford, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Linc Perkins of Frankfort; a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Bev Long of New Carlisle; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Clee Franks of Wawaka; his former wife, Shirley Long; 2 stepdaughters; 5 grandchildren, Kyle, Justin and Adelaide Long, Taylor and Spencer Perkins. Services Saturday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 3-4-2004
Long David J, son of Daniel and Sarah Long, was born March 4, 1850 at Canal Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He, with his parents and other members of the family, moved from Ohio in 1861 and settled on a farm in the northeast part of LaGrange County on what is known as English Prairie near the village of Brighton. Here he grew to manhood. In 1873 he was united in marriage to Mary A. Mosher. To this union were born four children, Pius A., William H., Maud M. and Daniel G., all of whom survive him. A few years after his marriage he bought a farm in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood, onto which he then moved. In this vicinity he had resided until his death. He died Feb. 2, 1908. He leaves his wife, four children and five grandchildren. + No date
Long Dawn K was born March 13, 1962 and died July 15, 1977. Funeral at McComb & Sons Funeral Home, July 18. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 7-15-1977
Long Edgar R, 88, of Kendallville, died Oct. 5, 2004 at his home. He was the original owner of the H&L Taxi Service which he started 50 years ago in Kendallville. He also owned Long's Antiques and was a farmer. He had driven a truck for Trans American Trucking Co. and Brady Trucking Co., and retired in 1975 from Smith Trucking. He was born Sept. 19, 1916 in Churubusco to Louie L. and Blondena (Steel) Long. On March 11, 1939 in Albion he married Mae Addis. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Marcella and Charles Hoover and Sharon and Daryl Bell of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Sherri Long of LaOtto; 2 grandsons and their wives, Eric and Kim Bell and James and Teresa VanAuken; 7 granddaughters and their husbands, Julie Weber, Beth Patrick, Wendy and Del Combs, Casey Long, Kristin and Andrew Hampshire, Stacy and Chris Poling and Teena and Brad Newport of Kendallville; and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Lee Long; and 2 great-grandsons. Services Saturday at Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-7-2004
Long Edward R, 63, Jay St., died Wednesday in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born May 19, 1907 to George and Amanda Fisel Long, he spent his entire life in Ligonier. He was a retired construction worker, a member of the Eagles and American Legion Post 243 and a veteran of WW II. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Walter Gard, R. 2, Roanoke, Mrs. David Price, Kimmell, and Miss Mary, Ligonier. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1970
Long Elizabeth, 76, of Freeport, Ill., died Sunday at the Sacred Heart Home. She had been a resident here since 1952. Surviving are two daughters, four sisters and a brother. She was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel. Services were held Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Freeport. Burial was in Freeport. ~ 3-30-1961
Long Florence Leota, wife of Charles V. Long, died Jan. 29, 1947 at their home in Ligonier following a stroke of apoplexy. Born to Sarah Brumbaugh and James Callander at Gravelton, Ind. June 16, 1880, she leaves a husband; father; two daughters, Elizabeth of Albion, Rachel of Elkhart; two sons, Dale of Albuquerque, N.M., and Don of Kendallville; two stepdaughters, Stella Becker of Wawaka, and Myrtle Russell of Wheeling, W. Va.; three sisters and four brothers. Funeral was at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier, Feb. 1. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 1-?-1947
Long Frank J, 39, died Monday at his home. A native of Johnstown, Pa., he had lived in Fort Wayne for 20 years. He was a mechanic for Seyfert Foods, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Jodie; a son, Chad, a daughter Misty, a stepdaughter, Shelley Staker, all of Fort Wayne; his mother, Virginia of Johnstown, Pa.; a sister, Patty Rzasa of Huntington; and two brothers, George of Kendallville, and Tony Palmer of Johnstown, Pa. Funeral today at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Benchoff Hill Cemetery, Conemaugh, Pa. + 11-21-1988
Long Fred, about 67, was found dead in his bed at his home southwest of here July 29, 1952. He was a member of the IOOF and a lifelong resident of York Twp. Surviving are the widow, Ida; a son, Alton of Kimmell; 3 daughters, Miss Isabel and Mrs. Velva Martin of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lera Bender of Albion; his mother, Catherine of Albion; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Reed of Ligonier, and Ora of San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Mrs. C. B. Halter of Fort Wayne. Funeral tomorrow at Albion Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1952
Long Henry J, 79, died Feb. 11 at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Miss Edith of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. H. A. Harvey of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and a brother, M. F. of Butler. He was born March 1, 1846 in a log cabin near Auburn, the son of Michael F. and Jane C. Long. There he spent the early years of his life. On Feb. 3, 1869 he married Louise M. Rogers of Rome City. Three children preceded him in death and were buried in the family lot at Lake View Cemetery. He worked as a printer in the office of the Waterloo Press until the spring of 1865 when he enlisted in Company A, 21st Indiana Volunteer Infantry. At the close of the war he purchased a half interest in the Waterloo Press, retaining that interest until the spring of 1867. The following year he entered the Standard office in this city as foreman and served in that capacity 12 successive years. He then purchased the Standard, which he operated several years as editor and proprietor, eventually disposing of interests in the former weekly. In later years he followed his trade, the greater part of the time at Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a practical printer and during one winter was employed in the public printing department of the government at Washington D.C. He was a Republican. He was buried at Lake View Cemetery. + 2-11-1926
Long Howard Philip, 70, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital from injuries sustained in a 2-vehicle accident on Friday near Cromwell. He was born Oct. 5, 1923 in Swan Twp, Noble County, to Milo and Rosetta V. (Rider) Long. He married V. Maxine Hamman on March 25, 1944. He graduated from North Webster High School in 1941. He was a member of Salem Community Church, a 14-year member of the Cromwell State Bank board of directors and served on the Washington Twp, Noble County Advisory Board. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Kay Clawson of Kimmell; a son, Douglas of Larwill; 2 brothers, Joe and Roger of Larwill; and 7 grandchildren, Jason, Jeff, Melissa, Melinda, Phillip,Brandon and Wendy Sue. Funeral Thursday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 5-1-1994
Long Ida, 75, died at the county infirmary near Albion July 9 of cerebral hemorrhage. She had been a resident of Kendallville many years. One brother, Champion Long, of Kendallville survives. Funeral Tuesday at Wooster, Ohio. + 7-?-1938
Long Ida K, 83, Albion, died in Turtle Creek Convalescent Home, Fort Wayne, Friday. She was born Nov. 9, 1889 in Payne, Ohio to George and Mary Stabler Grooms. She married Fred S. Long Dec. 9, 1909 in Albion. He died July 26, 1952. She was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church, Albion, and a 55-year member of Rebecca North Star 92. Surviving are a son, Alton L., Cecil, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Velva) Martin, Lera L. Bender, both Albion, and Mrs. Joseph (Isabel) Hoover, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Lee McClain, Conroe, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1972
Long John A, 82, died Sunday at his home in Kendallville from complications. Surviving are the widow and one son, Noah. Several children from a former marriage also survive. Funeral was held Wednesday from Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial Perseverance Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Long John Snyder was born in Roxbury, Pa. March 11, 1818; died Nov. 16, 1898 age 80 years 8 months 5 days. ^ 6-9-1899
Long John W was born Jan. 30, 1860 in Shelby County, Ohio, near Piqua and was one of 14 children of John S. and Delilah Long. The parents and all of the brothers and sisters have died except one brother, Charles, who lives near Ligonier. He came with his parents to Noble County when he was only two years of age and on Feb. 25, 1882 he was married to Katherine Stokes. They had one daughter and three sons, Ecil V. of Fort Wayne, Ora of South San Antonio, Texas, Reed of Ligonier, and Fred of Albion. There are 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He died April 16, being past 83 years of age. For many years he was director and vice president of the Albion National Bank. Services were at Bonham’s Funeral Home on April 19 and burial was delayed until April 20 because of the late arrival of a grandson, Alton Long, from camp in Fla. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1943
Long John W, 93, believed to be Noble County’s oldest citizen, died at his home in Kendallville from senility and complications. He was a native of Pennsylvania and was proud of the fact that he cast a vote for the immortal Abraham Lincoln for president. Surviving are four daughters, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He died at his home Tuesday night, and five hours later his brother, William H. Long, 84, died at his home in that city, where both had resided many years. They came to Noble County from Lebanon, Penn., William in 1871 and John in 1875. William is survived by two sons, one daughter and two sisters. Double funeral services were held Saturday at E. Berhalter home. The body of John was buried in Avilla Cemetery, and William was interred in Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Long Judith, 52, of Marietta, Ga., died Saturday at her home. Born in Kendallville May 30, 1935, she was the daughter of Howard and Lillian (Johnston) Reick. On Feb. 14, 1964, she married Joseph E. Long Jr. A graduate of Indiana University, she sold books to private collectors and libraries 1970-85, specializing in books on Indiana history. She was co-founder of Georgia Anticurian Book Collectors Association. Surviving are her husband; her father in Kendallville; two daughters, Jennifer and Kristin, both of Marietta; a sister, Nancy of Greeley, Colo.; and a brother, James of Rome City. Services will be in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-29-1987
Long Julia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swogger, was born in Wayne Twp, June 6, 1872, and died March 11, 1897, aged 24 years, 9 months and 5 days. On Sept. 30, 1896 she married Harry Long of Kendallville. They moved to this place and began housekeeping. She leaves her husband, father, mother, 5 brothers and one sister. Funeral was held from the Evangelical Church March 13. + 3-11-1897 ^ 3-19-1897
Long Katherine was born Feb. 22, 1863 and died March 26, 1961. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, March 29. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1961
Long Katie Edith, 78, died Saturday in Whitley County Hospital. She was born April 13, 1884 on a farm near Cromwell, the daughter of William W. and Mary E. (Hontz) McCammon, and had resided in this community most of her lifetime. She was married April 17, 1909 in Goshen to William N. Long. Surviving are her husband; a son, Wilbur of Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Jacob of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Leslie and Ralph of Cromwell; 4 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral was Tuesday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Benton Cemetery. + 10-?-1962
Long Leo V, son of Charles V. and Emma J. Long, was born in Elkhart Twp, Noble County on Oct. 12, 1896, and met tragic death in Garrett, being instantly killed by a TC&I electric car on Feb. 21, 1912, aged 15 years, 4 months and 15 days. A father, a foster mother, 2 sisters, Myrtle and Stella, survive. Funeral at Cosperville F.B. Church. His remains were laid to rest by the side of his mother's in the cemetery near the church. Ligonier Leader 2-29-1912
Long Lois M, 58, died Aug. 3 at home. Surviving are her husband, Alton L.; three sons, Darrol and Lyle of Paulding, Ohio, and Daniel of Van Wert, Ohio; her mother, Ila Parker of Churubusco; one brother; one sister; and 10 grandchildren. Services were Wednesday in DenHerder Funeral Home, Paulding. + 8-3-1986
Long Louise, died Monday at her home in Grand Rapids, Mich. Funeral will be tomorrow from L. E. Berhalter & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. She was the wife of Henry J. Long and daughter of Oliver F. and Maria Rogers, pioneer residents of this city. Her father operated the clothes rack factory in this city which in later years has been operated by the son, George. Mr. Long died a few years ago at Grand Rapids, where the family had resided many years. Mrs. Long formerly operated a millinery store here. Surviving are 2 daughters at Grand Rapids; 2 brothers, George this city, and Thomas, Chicago. ^ 9-11-1934
Long Mae L, 91, of Kendallville, died June 23, 2012, at Kendallville Manor Health Care. She was born in Green Township October 9, 1920, to Benjamin M. and Tillie Marie (Banks) Addis. She married Edgar R. Long on March 11, 1939, in Albion and he died October 5, 2004. She and her husband owned and operated the H.&; L. Taxi Company in Kendallville during the 1940s and ’50s. They also owned Long’s Antique Shop in Kendallville from 1965 to 1980. She attended the Wayne Center United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Survivors include one son, Edgar E. and Sherri Long of LaOtto; one daughter, Sharon and Daryl Bell of Kendallville; 9 grandchildren, Eric and Kim Bell, James and Teresa Van Auken, Julie and Mike Hobbs, Kristin and Andrew Hampshire, Wendy and Del Combs, Teena and Brad Newport, Stacy and Chris Poling, Beth and Gilford Patrick, and Casey Long; 24 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Patricia Holler of Churubusco. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters; Sandra L. Long and Marcella Jean Long; one brother, Gerald J. Addis; and 3 sisters, Audrey Hilliard, Maxine (Hursey) Lemish and Joan Bollinger. Funeral June 28 at Hite Funeral Homne. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-26-2012
Long Martha, 83, widow of the late John Long, resident of Kendallville, died Monday at her home there from cancer. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Wogoman of Kendallville; and one son, Noah at home. Last rites were held from Berhalter Funeral Home yesterday. Burial, Perseverance Cemetery. + 11-?-1936
Long Mary, 75, 715 Jay St., died Friday at her home here of an apparent heart attack. She was a lifetime resident of the area. Born Jan. 27, 1901 to George and Amanda (Fisel) Long in Ligonier, she was a retired Wirk Garment Co. employee. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. David Price of Kimmell, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at Ulrey Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Long Mary Ellen (Alsip), wife of John A Long, died suddenly at her home in the south part of town, death being caused by an attack of heart trouble. She had been enjoying her usual health and had not complained of feeling ill until but a few minutes before the end came. After performing her household duties she had sat down in a chair to rest. Her husband was sitting on the porch when she suddenly called him, but expired before anything could be done to relieve her. She was an old resident of this vicinity. She is survived by her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Nellie V. Hussey, Cromwell, Mrs. Alice V. Fox, Mrs. Bert Lobdell, Miss Otta, Avilla, and Mrs. Elizabeth S. Carter; and one son, Daniel, Northome, Minn.; 7 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral was at the M.E. Church Thursday. Burial in the village cemetery. The daughter of Jacob and Susan Alsip, she was born in Washington County, Md., April 23, 1849. She grew to young womanhood in her native state and when 20 years of age was married to John A. Long. Soon after their marriage, they tried their fortune in the then remote west, settling in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, which was at that time on our great western frontier. For six years they endured the privations of a new country and moreover suffered the blight of the grasshopper plague and the blasting drought, when they decided to return east. In 1877 they came to Indiana and settled in the vicinity of Avilla, where they continued to abide. She united with the English Lutheran Church in Rohrersville, Md. when a girl. After coming to Avilla, she identified herself with the Methodist Episcopal Church. ~ 11-13 & 20-1912
Long Mary A was born in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1852 and died Sept. 23, 1913, aged 61 years, 8 months and 13 days. She was the daughter of John and Mary Mosier who emigrated to Ohio from Berne, Switzerland and in 1866 came with them to LaGrange County, where she had since made her home. She married David J. Long Oct. 3, 1872 and they had four children, Pius A., William H., Maud May Choler, and Daniel G. She leaves 2 brothers, John of LaGrange and Rudolph of Elgin, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Johnston of Concordia, Kan., and Mrs. Robert Jenkins of Santa Monica, Cal.; and her children. Soon after their marriage David and Mary moved to Pleasant Hill where they made a home. Here their children and grandchildren were born. The husband died Feb. 2, 1908, after which she moved to the town of LaGrange. She was a member of the Lutheran Church since 16 years of age. + 9-23-1913
Long Mary E, who would have been 72 years old had she lived another week, died yesterday at her home at Chicago Street. She and her husband, Oliver G., had moved from Kansas to Sturgis after spending 26 years of their 51 years of married life in that state. They were married in Mongo, Ind. in Sept. 1877, where they lived for 9 years. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hawk in Hancock County, Ohio on July 24, 1856. She spent her childhood in DeKalb County, Ind., where she met and married Mr. Long. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Golda Fry, Sturgis; four brothers, William C. and John L. of Mongo, Ely of Greenfield Mills, and Frank of Stockton, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Wade of Howe; two grandsons, Hugh and Harry Fry of Sturgis. Funeral will be at the Gospel Church Monday. Burial, Oaklawn Cemetery. + 7-18-1928
Long Mattie S, 85, of Ligonier, died Thursday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. Born Dec. 6, 1893 in Noble County, she was the daughter of John and Carolyn (Bennett) Hooley. On Aug. 3, 1912 she married Alva Long in Wawaka. He died in 1969. She was a lifetime Ligonier area resident. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) Caskey of R. 2, Ligonier; two sons, Walter of R. 2, Ligonier, and Robert of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1979
Long Max E, 63, died May 7 near his home in Andrews, Ind. Surviving are his wife, Valanecia; four daughters; a son; three sisters and two brothers. Mary Ettus Conrad, Albion, and Robert Long are sister and brother. Services were May 10 in Andrews. + 5-?-1979
Long Milo "Mike", 79, of R. 1, Larwill, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home. He was born in Washington Twp on Aug. 31, 1892, the son of Lewis A. and Mary Jane (McDonald) Long. He married Rosetta V. Rider Dec. 29, 1915. An Etna-Troy Twp farmer, he was former owner and operator of the North Webster Feed Mill and was a member of the West Etna Community Church. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Joe, Phil and Roger of R. 1, Larwill; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Two sons, two daughters, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral was Tuesday from Smith Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery at Wilmot. + 9-?-1971
Long Noah, 64, of Ligonier, who was at the county jail awaiting commitment to Longcliffe, died Monday of organic heart trouble. His remains were taken to Ligonier for burial. ^ 9-10-1908
Long Noah, 77, a native of Kendallville, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital. There are no survivors. Graveside services were Saturday in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. + 7-?-1976
Long Oliver G died this morning. He had lived in Sturgis for the past 17 years, coming from Garnett, Kan., where he and his late wife had resided for 30 years following their marriage in LaGrange County. His wife’s maiden name was Mary Ellen Hawk. While living in Kansas he was successfully engaged in the grain and lumber business. He also was a member of Garnett School Board. He was a member of Gospel Hall Church and was 75 years and six months of age, having been born at Baltic O., Feb. 7, 1853. He was a carpenter and builder by trade. His wife died July 13. The cause of his death was angina pectoris. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Golda Fry; and two sons of this city; and a sister, Mrs. Magdalene Snyder, residing in Ohio. Funeral Saturday at the Gospel. Burial, Oaklawn. + 8-9-1928
Long Ora, about 69, died July 25, 1961 at the home of Mrs. Frank Halter of Lake James near Angola. At the time of her death she and her husband were visiting with Mrs. Halter. They planned to return to their San Antonio, Texas home in the near future. He was a former resident of Albion but has resided in Texas for several years. + 7-?-1961
Long Orten O, about 87, died Oct. 25, 1960 in Tacoma, Wash. where he had resided with a son. He was a member of Bristol Lodge 191, IOOF at Farlon, Ia., where he had resided before going to Tacoma. Final rites Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1960
Long Phyllis O, 84, of Ligonier, died Oct. 2, 2006 at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Ligonier to Farrell and Mayme (Emery) Mott. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Long of Ligonier. Services Friday at Richville United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-4-2006
Long Robert S, 83, died June 11, 1996 at Southview Nursing Home, Kendallville. He was born Dec. 7, 1912 in Whitley County to John Wesley and Cora Elizabeth (Smith) Long. On July 27, 1935 in Ligonier he married Emmagene Norris. A 64-year resident of Albion, he was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Delores Claxton of Columbia City, Marilee Delanoy of Cincinnati, Karen Winebrenner of Merriam and Robin Caudill of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Ethel Ireton of Fort Wayne and Mary Conrad of Albion; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services Saturday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-11-1996
Long Sandra Lee, 56, of Kendallville, died April 12 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born July 22, 1941 in Green Twp, to Edgar R. and Mae (Addis) Long. A lifetime area resident, she was a graduate of Kendallville High School. She retired Feb. 28, 1994 after 15 years as a machine operator at Eaton Corp. Surviving are her parents in Kendallville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy and David Wickline and Beth and Gillford Patrick Jr. of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Teresa VanAuken of Ligonier; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Sharon and Daryl Bell of Skinner Lake and Marcella Jean of Kendallville; a brother, Edgar E. of LaOtto; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-23-1998
Long Susie, 33, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Surfus of Noble Twp, died Wednesday in a hospital at Orland, Fla. She was born in Noble County. After her marriage she resided at various places in Whitley County and was a resident of this city about 8 years ago. About three years ago the family moved to Georgia and about a year ago located in Fla. Surviving are the husband, Heber, and four small children, the youngest a babe only a few weeks old. Other survivors are the parents; three sisters, Mrs. Vica Winebrenner, Thorncreek Twp, Mrs. Kenneth Brown, Noble County, Miss Mamie, a minister at LaPorte; and a brother, Edward of Garrett. + 1-?-1925
Long Thelma, 90, formerly of Ligonier, died July 4, 2008 in Sarasota, Fla. She was born Oct. 24, 1917 in Allen County to Oscar and Gladys Ebey. She retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier before moving to Fla. Survivors include her son, John (Beth) Long; 2 granddaughters, Katrina Salerno and Louanna Bongiovanni; 4 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Mary Jane Dickinson of LaGrange and Margaret Murphy of Columbia City; 2 brothers, Phil (Betty) Ebey and Ottnel (Nyla) Ebey of Wolcottville. Memorial service Nov. 8 at Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Albion New Era 11-5-2008
Long Walter, 73, a former resident of Fort Wayne who later owned and operated a grocery at Knapp Lake in the Cromwell area, died Jan. 17 in Bradenton, Fla. of carcinoma. He was a foreman at General Electric Co. when a resident of Fort Wayne where he resided 40 years. He was a native of Churubusco and a former member of Trinity Methodist Church. He was a member of the Lions Club of Cromwell-Kimmell. Surviving are his wife, Nellie; a daughter, Mrs. Alma Sparks, Spring Lake, Mich.; 2 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Raypole, Churubusco. Services were Saturday in Klaehn Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 1-17-1968
Long Walter J, 76, of Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 9, 2003. He was born June 16, 1927 in Ligonier. He married Thelma Long on March 1953. He served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves and was employed with United Technology in Ligonier and the Indiana State Highway Dept. at Goshen. He was a member of American Legion Post 223 in Syracuse. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Beth Long of Sarasota; 2 granddaughters, Katrina Salerno and Lou Ann Long; and 2 great-granddaughters, Kaley and Kristina. Graveside services Aug. 16 at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 8-13-2003
Long Willard G, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Long, was born Sept. 15, 1890 in the state of Michigan, Muskegon County. He died April 27, aged 4 years 7 months and 12 days. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-3-1895
Long William H - See John W. Long (93).
Long William J "Bill", 54, Waterloo, died Friday in the VA Hospital, Marion. He was a former Waterloo police officer and a former employee of Max Platt Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Kendallville. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Waterloo VFW. He was born Feb. 5, 1929 in Greenup, Ky., a son of William and Virginia (Lumkins) Long and was married Aug. 11, 1951 in Angola to Freda Tuttle. Surviving are the wife; two sons, James Edward, Auburn, and Jerry Lynn, Waterloo; the parents in Nottawa, Mich.; five brothers, Arnold and Ronnie of Nottawa, Adrian of Centreville, Mich., Randy, Rome City, and Harold, Shipshewana; four sisters, Joyce Jordan of Three Rivers, Mich., Evelyn Reeb of Sturgis, Mich., Shirley Chapman, Centreville, and Freda Hathaway, Auburn; and three grandsons. Services will be Monday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 6-3-1983
Long Zada (Chupp) was born in LaGrange, June 14, 1890 and died at her home near Burr Oak on Jan. 29, 1912, aged 21 years 7 months and 15 days. She was a member of the church at Burr Oak. She married Ray R. Long Jan. 18, 1908. She leaves a sister and a brother, husband and daughter, Lottie, 2 years and 4 months old. Ligonier Leader 2-15-1912
Longardner Cornelius J, 71, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 20 at home in Fort Wayne. The Spencerville native retired in 1989 from Slater Steel and was a veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife, Gloria; a daughter, Kathleen Jones of Butler; sons, Barry L. and Brian L. of Fort Wayne; his mother, Ursie of Fort Wayne; sisters, Violet Seffernick of Garrett, Betty Meyers and Virginia Shoppell of Avilla, and Doris Wittbrodt of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; brothers, Ned J. of Churubusco and Ralph H. of LaOtto; and 8 grandchildren. Services Wednesday with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. ~1-23-1997
Longardner Cornelius P, 79, of Fort Wayne, died Feb. 11 at his home. He was a native of Allen County and was retired as machine shop foreman at Ajax Tool & Die Co. Survivors include his wife, Ursei; his mother, Nora Longardner, age 104, of Hillsdale, Mich.; four sons, Ralph H., Avilla, Gerald and Cornelius Jr., Fort Wayne, Ned J. of Churubusco; five daughters, Betty Myers and Virginia Shoppell, Avilla, Lee A. Seffernick, Fort Wayne, Violet D. Seffernick, Garrett, and Doris Lake, Detroit; a brother, Frank, Albion; and two sisters, Lela Roebuck and Helen Angle, Fort Wayne. Services were Saturday in Sherman St. Church of God, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 2-19-1981 + 2-11-1981
Longardner Frank O, 85, R. 3, Albion, died Sunday at his residence. He was born Oct. 6, 1898, the son of Oral and Nora (Byers) Longardner. He married Neva Brumbaugh May 4, 1930 in Avilla. He had resided in Albion for 37 years and retired from the Fort Wayne Police Department in 1943. He then worked for the sheriff’s department from 1943 to 1947. He was the oldest member of Fraternal Order of Police Post 14 and had been its chaplain many years. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Madonna I. Fiscus, California, Elma Gene Armey, Howe, and Anita J. Howard, Reno, Iowa; two sons, Robert D., St Joe, Noble A., Brazil; two sisters, Helen Engel and Leila Roeback, Fort Wayne; 22 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at the Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Mt. Zion Cemetery. ~ 4-12-1984 + 4-8-1984
Longardner Gerald F, 65, died Saturday at his home. He was a native of Allen County and lived in Fort Wayne until 1984. He was a WW II Marine veteran. Surviving are his wife, Norma; three sons, Pierre, Fort Wayne, Joe, Churubusco, and Gerald Jr. of Avilla; three daughters, Cheryl Kline, Fort Wayne, Rose Greve, Churubusco, and Cherri, at home; one stepdaughter, Lisa Farver, Fort Wayne; his mother, Ursie, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Cornelius, Fort Wayne, Ned of Huntertown, and Ralph of Avilla; four sisters, Violet Seffernick, Garrett, Betty Myers of Avilla, Doris Lakely of Detroit, and Virginia Shoppell of Avilla; and 14 grandchildren. Services Monday at Union Chapel United Brethren Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ~ 5-1-1986 + 4-?-1986
Longardner Glenn E died Dec. 22, 2009 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Pierce. Born to William and Dora (Rorick ) Longardner near Woodburn on Oct. 26, 1923, he graduated from Woodburn High School in 1941. He married Margaret Schaaf on Aug. 19, 1945. He worked for 43 years for the John Deere Co. He served as mayor of Ligonier 1992-1996. He was preceded in death by his wife. Surviving are his children, Brian (Kari) Longardner of Elkhart, Susan (John) Pierce) of Fort Wayne, Patti (Edward) Minnick of Goshen and Nevin (Rita) Longardner of Westerville; 7 grandchildren, Emily Minnick, Brian Pierce, Deanna Minnick (Brandon), Katie Longardner, Alexandra Pierce, Allyson Longardner and Natalie Longardner. A Celebration of Life service will be at the Ligonier United Methodist Church Dec. 27. Cremation arrangements are by Ulrey-Renner & Brazzell Funeral Home. ^ 12-24-2009
Longardner Neva, 88, of Avilla, died Jan. 25, 1996 in McCray Hospital. She was born March 5, 1907 in Avilla to Irvin and Maude (Fisher) Brumbaugh. On May 4, 1930 in Avilla she married Frank Longardner, who died April 8, 1984. A lifetime Noble County resident, she had worked for General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 3 stepdaughters and a stepson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Riddle. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 2-1-1996
Longardner Paul, 29, resided in Fort Wayne and died Dec. 30 at his home. He served in the United States Army Reserve and was employed by Magnavox Co. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Longardner, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Gerald Jr., Avilla, Deryl and J. Pierre, both Churubusco; two sisters, Cheryl Kline, Fort Wayne, and Rose Greve, Churubusco; grandparents, Willard Foote, Churubusco, and Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Longardner, Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ~ 1-3-1980
Longardner Ralph H, 71, died October 19, 2004 at his rural LaOtto home. He was born July 7, 1933 to Cornelius and Ursie (Driver) Longardner. On November 19, 1952 at the Church of God in Fort Wayne he married Guilia Gibson. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Ralph E. and Becky of Avilla and Michael L. of LaOtto; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Kurt Hayden of Kendallville and Holly Ann and Dallas Fike of Avilla; 4 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Betty and Jack Myers and Virginia and Harold Shoppell of Avilla, Violet Seffernick of Fort Wayne, and Doris and Jerry Whitbroth of Mich.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ned and Martha Longardner of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and their spouses, Rob and Jennie Longardner, Rhea and Kelly Kammerer, Tina and Eric Emery, Kallie Longardner, Summer and Tyler Moser, and Nicholas, Natasha, Haley and Zachary Hayden; and 5 great-grandchildren, Ashley and Addison Longardner, Kristin and Sierra Kammerer, and Parker Emery. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gerald and Cornelius Longardner, and a sister, Barbara Collins. He had been a furnace operator with Slater Steel in Fort Wayne and a LaOtto resident 39 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 240 in Avilla. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 10-21-2004 & 11-4-2004
Longardner Ursie G, 100, died January 16, 2000, in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in Woodburn and retired from Magnavox after 30 years. Surviving are 2 sons, Ralph of Avilla and Ned J. of Huntertown; 5 daughters, Violet Seffernick of Garrett, Betty Myers and Virginia Shoppell of Avilla, Doris Wittbradt of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Lee Ann Hofacker of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mary Kierspe of Fort Wayne; 48 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius, in 1981; 2 sons and a daughter. Services in D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 1-27-2000
Longbrake Florence L, 83, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Kendallville Sept. 26, 1909 to Quincy A. and Mary Mable (Reade) Smith. She married Delmar O. Longbrake, who died Jan. 7, 1990. Surviving are 2 sons, Orval of Constantine, Mich., and Dan of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Claridon Smith of New Haven and Elmer Smith of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A son, Orren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-25-1993
Longbrake Orren D, 58, died today in McCray Hospital. He was born in Garrett March 30, 1933 to Delmar and Florence (Smith) Longbrake. On Sept. 8, 1973 he married Anita Geer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had been a machine operator for No-Sag Spring in Kendallville. He was a member of Kendallville Eagles and American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his wife; his mother; a daughter, Kitty Couton of Cracker, Mo.; 2 brothers, his twin, Orval of Constantine, Mich., and Daniel of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 1991
Longcor Charles V, about 67, former Sparta Twp resident, took his life at the county infirmary last Monday by hanging himself to a rafter in one of the sheds at the infirmary. A native of LaGrange County, he is survived by a brother, Albert at Millersburg. The body was taken to the Rohrer Funeral Home in New Paris. + 2-?-1948
Longcor Lillie M (Drake) was born in Noble County July 28, 1884, and died March 3, 1913, aged 28 years, 7 months and 25 days. She married Charles V. Longcor Aug. 3, 1902. She is preceded in death by an adopted son, 2 brothers and 2 sisters; and leaves to mourn a husband, father, mother, and 2 brothers. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral Wednesday of last week was held at the Topeka Mennonite Church. Lionier Banner 3-13-1913 Contributed by Judy Richter
Longenbaugh Isaac E, 75, of R. 2, died Thursday in the Prairie View Rest Home, Warsaw. He was born Aug. 4, 1895 in Decatur, Ill. He came to Warsaw in 1926 from Coldwater, Mich. On Dec. 25, 1915 he married Iva Buckley, who died May 10, 1965. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Lozier of Decatur, Mich.; four sons, Loren E. of Syracuse, Glen K. of Ligonier, Floyd L. of Elkhart, and James W. of Winchester, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Harold Ploense of Portland, Ore.; a brother Rev, V. W. Longenbaugh of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Warsaw. + 12-?-1970
Longenbaugh Iva Mary, 69, R. 2, Warsaw, died of complications Monday in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw. She was born April 19, 1896 at Warrensburg, Ill., the daughter of James and Fannie (Barber) Buckley. On Dec. 25, 1915 she married Rev. I. E. Longenbaugh, retired Warsaw minister. She had been a resident of the Warsaw area since 1926 when she moved from Coldwater, Mich. Survivors include her husband; four sons, Loren E. of Syracuse, Glen K. of Ligonier, James William of Warsaw, Floyd L. of R. 1, Elkhart; one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Esther) Lozier of Decatur, Mich.; one brother, Earl E., Argenta, Ill.; one stepsister, Mrs. Roy (Esther) Jones of Assumption, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at Warsaw EUB Church. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. + 5-?-1965
Longenecker Arthur, 39, died at his home near Ligonier. Surviving are two daughters, the mother and two sisters. Funeral was held Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1941
Longenecker Catherine, 76, pioneer matron of Eel River Twp, died Oct. 17 in her home. She leaves her husband, Mahlon; four sons, Clyde of Churubusco, Wesley, Solomon and Noah of Eel River Twp; a daughter, Mrs. John Bryie of DeKalb County; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Sawyer of North Manchester; and a brother, Levi Royer of Merriam. Funeral will be Friday at the home, and afternoon at German Brethren Church at North Manchester where interment will be made. She was born in Noble County July 26, 1857, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Flory Royer. She was married Sept. 22, 1888. + 10-17-1933
Longenecker Edna, 97, died July 7, 1991 at Columbia City Community Care Center. She was born April 12, 1894 in Swan Twp, Noble County, a daughter of Elam and Margaret Hutton Disler. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1913. She married Clyde F. Longenecker on March 26, 1914. He died April 15, 1951. She was a member of Columbia City First Church of God. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Alice) Lamle of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Kenneth (Grace) Stonebraker of Albion, Opal Longenecker of Columbia City; grandchildren, Ronald Lamle, Eugene and Gary Heckman and Carolyn Boyd; 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Funeral today at First Church of God. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 7-7-1991
Longenecker Frances E, 90, died Friday in Americana Healthcare Center. She was born March 9, 1905 in Indianapolis. On Dec. 22, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio, she married Dr. Maurice C. Longenecker. A teacher, she was a graduate of Madam Blaker Teachers College and belonged to several sororities and auxiliaries. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Donna) Cranmer of Elkhart; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A grandson, Scott Cranmer; and a sister, Mildred Beazel, preceded her in death. Funeral today in Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-16-1996
Longenecker Maurice C, 100, of Elkhart, died April 12, 2006 in Woodland Manor in Elkhart. He had been a dentist in Elkhart for 34 years and served on the staff of Elkhart Hospital for 25 years. A retired Navy captain, he served in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps during WW II. He was a member of several civic organizations and St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He was born Jan. 13, 1906 in North Webster to William H. and Mary (Conner) Longenecker. He married Frances E. Mahin on Dec. 22, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio. She died Feb. 16, 1996. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Harold Cranmer of Elkhart; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Cranmer; 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Services Saturday at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-14-2006
Longenecker Mollie, 83, died Sunday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Bevington, near Warren, where she had resided eight years. She was born here and was a resident of this community most of her life. Surviving are three more daughters, Mrs. Irma Bradford of Auburn, Mrs. Mabel McGraw of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Kathryn Henley, Minneapolis, Minn.; and 4 sons, Guy of Auburn, Earl of Mishawaka, Walter of Wilmot and Maurice of Elkhart; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home here. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1958
Longenecker Nancy, 28, of Ligonier, died yesterday at the home of an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDaniel.  Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Harmon Hutker, Terre Haute; a sister, Mrs. Dean McKeam, Huntington, and 2 grandmothers.  Services Wednesday in the Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home.  Burial, Oak Park Cemetery.  Contributed by Judy Richter
Longenecker Walter C, 96, of Middlebury, died Oct. 9, 2001 in Goshen Hospital. He was a farmer and drove a school bus for Perry Centralized School in Ligonier for 14 years and retired from Pine Manor Inc. of Goshen in 1972. He was born Jan. 17, 1905 in Noble County to William and Molly (Conner) Longenecker. On Sept. 29, 1945 he married Katherine Stoner in Wakarusa. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Robert Detwiler of Goshen; a son, Terry of Middlebury; 4 granddaughters, Sandra Davidson, Brenda Miller, Jamie Lutes and Amy Longenecker; 2 great-granddaughters; a brother, Dr. Maurice of Elkhart; and a sister, Kathryn Henley of Mesa, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a son, Billy; a half-brother, Guy Conner; a brother, Earl; and 4 sisters, Ethel Davis, Irma Bradford, Mabel McGraw and Evelyn Bevington. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. ^ 10-10-2001
Longenecker William H,78, died this morning at his home southwest of town. Surviving are the widow, Mollie; 4 daughters, 3 sons and 9 grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Geo. Johnson and one son, Walter, live at home. Funeral will be at the Henney Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 5-6-1943
Longfellow Homer, 59, attorney of Warsaw, died at his home there last Friday from heart trouble. He was born in Washington Twp and grew to manhood here. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ida Rarick, Cromwell, Miss Vashti and Mrs. Ida Nelson, Chicago, Mrs. Chloe Boomershine, Monon; and four brothers, H. C. of near Warsaw and M. L., Seattle, Wash. (only 2 named). Funeral at the M. E. Church, Warsaw, Sunday afternoon. Burial, Salem Cemetery near Wilmot. + 2-?-1933
Longnecker Jeanne, 51, Jackson, Mich., died Thursday in Foot Hospital, Jackson. She was a native of Kendallville, born here April 28, 1922 and was a 1940 graduate of Kendallville High School. She was the daughter of Sergie DeFord and Jeannette Hanson Scarlett. She and her husband, Tom, to whom she was married May 22, 1941 in Kendallville, moved to Jackson 5 years ago from Ann Arbor, Mich. Surviving are the husband; the mother in Kendallville; three daughters, Judith (James) Peterson, Warren, Mich., April Gallagher, Calif., and Tamela Jo, at home; two sons, Tom A., R. 3, Marshall, Mich., and John B., at home; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Lois) Poyser, Sunset Shores; and a brother, Clair O. Scarlett, Fort Wayne. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 3-?-1973
Longsworth Tarena Rae, 57, of Kendallville, died May 10, 2008 at her residence. She had worked as a retail clerk and was a member of Kendallville Eagles Lodge. She was born July 24, 1950 in Kendallville to Ray Wilbur and Hilda Mae (Sherwood) Baird. She married Terry Lee Longsworth on Jan. 22, 1966 in Wolcottville. He died Aug. 4, 2001. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Terry Jr. and Jan of Kendallville, Troy of Carrie, Ky., and Todd and Emily of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Tiffany, Christopher, Zachariah, Jenna and Owen Longsworth; a sister, Patty Pierce of Kendallville; and 4 brothers, Lyle Baird of Auburn, Billy Baird of Rome City, Larry Baird of Hicksville, Ohio, and Jack Baird of Topeka. She was preceded in death by a sister and 5 brothers. Services Wednesday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-12-2008
Longsworth Terry Lee, 53, died Aug. 4, 2001 at home from cancer. He was foreman for a diesel mechanic shop, Transcom, Fort Wayne, for 28 years. He was a member of the sons of the American Legion Post 381, Rome City and the Kendallville Eagles Lodge. He was born Aug. 10, 1947 in Lima, Ohio to Carl James and Betty (Grubb) Longsworth. On Jan. 22, 1966 in Wolcottville he married Tarena Baird. Surviving are his mother in Lima; his wife in Wolcottville; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Terry Jr. and Jan and Todd and Emily Longsworth of Kendallville, and Troy and Missy Longsworth of Dwarf, Ky.; a brother Carl of Lima; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol and Albert Truesdale of Columbus, Ohio and Marvyl Longsworth of Atlanta, Ga.; and 4 grandchildren, Tiffany, Christopher, Zachariah and Jenna Longsworth. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-7-2001
Longtine Anna Paula, 87, of Kendallville, died April 7, 2009 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Haine St. Paul, Belgium on May 30, 1921 to Leopold and Marcelline (Vandenabele) Vekens. She graduated from a Belgium high school in 1938 and later from a business college. She was a WW II war bride and came to the United States in 1946. She married William Longtine October 12, 1946. He died Jan. 2, 1984. She was a service assistant and operator with Indiana Bell/AT&T for many years, retiring in 1979. She then worked at H&R Block as a tax preparer. She was a member of B&PW. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Barker and Chuck Hohman of Fort Wayne; a grandson, James Barker; and 2 great-grandchildren, Victoria and Jeremy Barker. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Aaron Barker on Oct. 14, 1986. Funeral April 10 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-9-2009
Longtine William Joseph, 68, of Kendallville, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Houghton, Mich. March 26, 1915, the son of William A. and Agnes (Lohman) Longtine. On Oct. 12, 1946 in Escanaba, Mich., he married Anna P. Vekens. A retired Conrail employee, he moved to Kendallville 34 years ago from Houghton. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Post in Avilla. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Claire) Barker of R. 3, Wolcottville; and two grandsons, James and Aaron Barker. Two sisters preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-2-1984
Longyear Ann (Green) was born in Cayuga County, N.Y. May 15, 1817. She married John Longyear Oct. 14, 1841. She died in Kendallville Dec. 1, aged 76 years 6 months and 16 days. In 1844 the Longyears removed from New York to Indiana. They planted a home within a few miles of this city nearly 50 years ago and reared their family of 8, five of whom survive. In 1863 she and her husband united with the Presbyterian Church of Kendallville. One son died in early manhood. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church Dec. 4. ^ 12-8-1893
Longyear Arlene L, 66, R. 1, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1920 in Noble County, the daughter of B. Harry and Glendis (Forker) Smith. On Jan. 27, 1941 in South Milford she married Charles Longyear. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Charm and Chatter Homemakers’ Club and Kendallville BPW. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. James (Nancy) Maher of Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Lyle (Sharol) Haws of Bristol; one son, Roger of Kendallville; four sisters, Beverly Nichols of Kendallville, Glyndon Wright of Helmer, Mrs. Jim (Joan) Bryant of Wolcottville, and Mrs. Lynn (Carol) Halferty of South Milford; one brother, Harold of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Monday at Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-16-1987
Longyear Bradford B, 32 years and 7 months, died at the residence of his father, John Longyear in Wayne Twp Jan. 9. from consumption. He was born in this township and has resided here the greater part of his life. He was married about 12 years ago to Amy Avis who survives him. He was buried last Friday in Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-16-1878
Longyear Charles H, 76, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on Dec. 13, 1919 to Charles L. and Nina (Kruger) Longyear. On Jan 27, 1941 in South Milford he married Arlene Smith. She died Jan. 16, 1987. He was a retired farmer and motor route driver for The News Sun. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and several farm and community organizations. Surviving are 2 daughters, Nancy Maher of Duluth, Ga., and Sharol Cloud of Bristol; a son, Roger of Kendallville; 4 sisters, Mae DePew of LaGrange, Mary Cochard of Greenfield, Ellen Cochard of Fort Wayne and Annabelle Rogers of Kendallville; a brother, Elmer of Claypool; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 4 sisters-in-law. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-17-1996
Longyear John E., 65, a farmer living three miles north of Kendallville, hanged himself Sunday. He had been in poor health for some time and it is supposed that he became despondent. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and is survived by his widow and four children, Mrs. Frank Wible, Mrs. Morton Wible, his son Charles, and Mrs. Glen Merkling. ~ 3-8-1916
Longyear John Low was born in Ulster County, N.Y., Feb. 7, 1815. His father was John Longyear. His mother was Sarah Low. He was married to Angeline Winfield April 19, 1834. They had two sons. She died April 9, 1839. During the following year he removed from Ulster County to Red Creek, Wayne County, N.Y., where on Oct. 14, 1841, he married Ann E. Green, his surviving companion. They had 8 children, of whom 6 are now living. In 1844 he removed with his family to Noble County, locating on the spot where he has since continuously resided for 46 years and where he died June 8, aged 75 years 4 months and 1 day. For several years he filled the office of justice of the peace, holding court in his house which was also a post office in the old days of staging between Fort Wayne and Sturgis. In 1863 he united with the Presbyterian Church. Funeral at the family residence 3 miles north of this city, this afternoon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-13-1890

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