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Maas Regina died April 3d at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Meyer Jacobs in Ligonier, Ind., at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 26 days. She was a native of Winweiler, Rhein Pfalz, Germany, and came to this country and Ligonier 12 years ago. Her husband preceded her in death 17 years ago. She was the mother of five children, all of whom survive. They were all present at her funeral. Two years ago, acting under advice of physicians, she undertook the trip, all by herself, to Europe in search of health, and visited Carlsbad in Bohemia where she remained one year and returned again to this country. She made annual visits to all of her children, three of whom live in Chicago, one daughter in Red Oak, Iowa, and one in Ligonier, Mrs. M. Jacobs. Her remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Ligonier Leader April 7, 1887, Contributed by Judy Richter
Mabie Bertha, 61, R. 1, Ligonier, died today in Goshen Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1916 in Noble County, she was the daughter of William Edward and Mary (McFarren) Stoner. She married Gerald Mabie May 10, 1934 in Noble County. She was a lifetime Ligonier area and Noble County resident and was a member of the Ligonier Church of Christ. Survivors include the husband; the father of Ligonier; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Frances) Jones, R. 1, Ligonier, and Mrs. Leonard (Phyllis) Wilsey, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one son, Ronald, Wawaka; one brother, Harold, Sun City, Ariz.; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1977
Mabie Eli, 78, died Wednesday in Hillcrest Nursing Home at Columbia City. Born Jan. 15, 1886 in Kosciusko County to John and Anna (Long) Mabie, he had resided in the North Webster community most of his life. In 1908 he married Fannie Snoke, who died in 1924. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mock Church, North Webster. Surviving are four sons, Gerald of Ligonier, Eugene of North Webster, Orvin of Bristol and Lavon, Columbia City; a brother, Ben, and a sister, Elizabeth Hart, both of North Webster; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Dec. 5 from Harris Funeral Home, North Webster. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery. + 12-?-1964
Mabie Ronald, 40, of Crestview, Fla., and a former Ligonier resident, died Thursday in MCA Medical Center, Fort Long Beach, Fla. He was born Sept. 28, 1946 in Wolf Lake, the son of Gerald and Bertha (Stoner) Mabie. On Aug. 10, 1985 he married Linda McKibbin. He moved from Topeka to Fla. a year ago and was a heavy equipment operator for Parker Mechanical of Crestview. He was a member of Ligonier Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; father and stepmother in North Webster; a daughter, Michelle of Wawaka; two sons, Michael and Christopher of Wawaka; a stepdaughter, Leslie Harnish of Crestview; two stepsons, Leo Harnish of Millersburg and Brian Harnish of Crestview; and two sisters, Phyllis Willsey of Crestview and Frances Jones of Ligonier. Services Monday in Ligonier Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-21-1987
Mabilangan Edith M (Hetrick), 71, was born Dec. 27, 1904 in Woodburn to Julian and Clara (Coffelt) Sweet. She married Jose (Joe) Mabilangan Nov. 15, 1948 in Fort Wayne. She died Saturday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne and had been a resident of Kendallville for 40 years, moving there from Woodburn. Survivors include five daughters, Joyce Smith, former editor of The Avilla News, Jeanette Hetrick, Joan Shippy and Carol Weber, all from Kendallville, and Jerrilynn Martin, Denver, Colo.; one son, James K. Hetrick, Tustin, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Kurtz, Kendallville, and Mrs. Eve Yoquelet, Deming, N.M.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, one daughter, one son and one brother preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-2-1976 + 11-?-1976
Mabilangan Jose M "Joe", 73, 851 S. State St., died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born March 19, 1903 in San Goaquin, Ste. Tomas, Batangas, he was the son of Gavino and Sebastina (Malihan) Mabilangan. He married Edith Mae Sweet Hetrick on Nov. 15, 1948 in Fort Wayne. He lived in the U. S. since July 1924. He was a resident of this area for 15 years after moving here from Chicago. He was the former custodian of the Elks Lodge on Mitchell St. Survivors include 4 stepdaughters, L. Joyce Smith, Fort Wayne, Jeanette Hetrick, R. 2, Joan Shippy, R. 3, and E. Carol Weber, R. 1; one sister, Lenore de los Reyes, Chicago. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1976
Mabus Avis E died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born Sept. 13, 1923 to Carl and Catherine (Weingart) Mabus in Wayne Twp, where she lived her entire lifetime. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Ben Earley of Kendallville. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-26-1999
Mabus Carl F, 85, R. 1, died today in the Lutheran Home, Kendallville. He was born Jan. 26, 1889 in Columbia City to Fred and Catherine (Hoffman) Mabus. He married Catherine Weingart Aug. 2, 1922 in Kendallville. She died Jan. 12, 1962. He moved to Kendallville from Garrett in 1910. In 1915 he became co-owner of the Toggery Shop in Kendallville and later bought the store. He was active in the business until his death. A part-time farmer, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, former president of Lake View Cemetery Association, past member of the Noble County Fair Board, a member of American Legion Post 86, Odd Fellows Lodge, F&AM Lodge 276, Apollo Commandery 19 KT, DeKalb 57 R&SM, Garrett Masonic Lodge 129 RAM, Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, and was a WW I veteran. Surviving are two daughters, Avis Mabus, R. 1, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Ben (Kathleen) Earley, 603 E. Diamond St.; one brother, Fred, Largo, Fla.; two grandsons. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1974
MacDonald Robert C, 46, of Ligonier, died unexpectedly June 2, 2011, at his residence. Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-4-2011
MacDonald Ronald P, 84, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. He came to the area from Gary in 1970 where he was a retired steel worker and was a member of Catholic Church. He was born in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia April 29, 1889. His wife, Christine, to whom he was married in 1929 in Boston, Mass., preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Msgr. Arthur, Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Zilkowski, South Bend, and Mrs. William Roach, Santa Monica, Calif.; and a sister, Sadie, Sidney, Nova Scotia. Funeral Friday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1973
Mace John S, 62, died Oct. 11, 2003. He had retired from Silgan Plastics after 38 years of service. He was born March 16, 1941 in Gary to John and Geneva (Starkey) Mace. On Oct. 12, 1961 he married Mary Ruwersma. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Cole of Syracuse; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Beverly Mace of Ligonier; 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John Jr. in 1963; 2 brothers, Everett and Harley; and 2 sisters, Hazel and Mary. Graveside services Tuesday at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 10-13-2003
Machon Vina V, 66, of LaGrange, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. Born in Noble County Aug. 22, 1914, she was the daughter of Riley and Ella M. (Bates) Donat. She had been employed by Lambright’s Hatchery and was a member of LaGrange Church of God. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Delmar (Barbara Ann) Core, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Ira (Sandra) Carnes, Dunedin, Fla.; 7 sisters, Vera Speicher, LaGrange, Vira Wilson, Rome City, Velma Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Robert (Viola) Lash, Lexington, Mrs. Loyle (Velda) Holden, South Gate, Calif., and Mrs. James (Venita) Parker of Middlebury; and 7 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in LaGrange Church of God. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Howe. + 4-?-1981
Macias Noah, infant of Ligonier, died Tuesday at Parkview Noble Hospital. Graveside services Friday at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-30-2008
Macias Alyssa M, newborn, died Nov. 1, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Jose and Heather (Taylor) Macias of Ligonier; 3 brothers, Jose and Gustavo Taylor, and Fernando Macias; grandparents, Arlene Collins and Larry Taylor of Ligonier, Hermelinda Reyes and David Macias of Mexico. She was preceded in death by a brother, Noah, on Oct. 28, 2008. Graveside service Nov. 7 at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-6-2009
Mack Helen, 85, died Oct. 31, 2000. She was born in Kendallville on Sept. 21, 1915 to George and Mathilda (Wible) Steckley. After graduation from Indiana University, she joined Swift & Co. and retired in 1985 as manager of its credit union. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Christian Mack; 2 brothers, Vern and Glenn Steckley; and a sister, Mary Vandervoort. Services Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Wilmette. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery. + 11-2-2000
Mack John D, 17, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, of cancer. A Fort Wayne native, he had lived at Big Lake since 1977 and was a senior at Central Noble High School. Surviving are his parents, Gerry and Marsha (Clem) Mack of Big Lake, rural Albion; a grandmother, Mary Freimuth of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Juli Fenton and Cari Schoeph of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Aaron of Columbia City. Funeral Saturday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with graveside services in Monroeville IOOF Cemetery. + 3-8-1989
Mackie Andrew, 90, Albion, died Saturday in Garrett Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1887. His wife, Retha, died in Jan. 1973. He was a resident of the Albion area 50 years, coming from Scotland. He was a retired Standard Oil dealer and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors are one stepson, Claremont Wilhelm, Goshen; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One stepson preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1978
Mackie Bertha L, 58, died Friday while shopping in Wolf & Dessaur’s in Fort Wayne from a heart attack. She was the daughter of Simon and Mary Cramer. She is survived by her husband, Andrew; a son, Claremont Wilhelm of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Brewster of Albion, Mrs. Edith P. Williams of Garrett, Mrs. Bernice Walton of Albion; 3 brothers, S. J. of Jackson, Mich., W. H. and A. G. of Garrett; and 2 grandchildren. She was a member of Albion Pythian Sisters and Eastern Star Lodges. Funeral at the residence March 11. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1946
Mackie Retha, about 83, of Albion, died Jan. 2, 1973, at her home. She was born June 17, 1889 in Jefferson, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Lucy) Schauweker. She was a lifelong resident of this community and was a retired practical nurse from McCray Hospital. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Andrew; one son, Lavon Mahnesmith of Garrett; a sister, Mrs. Alice Forker of Calif.; a brother, Walter of Avilla; a stepson; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Jan. 30 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-27-1973
Macklin Carrie May, 69, a lifelong resident of Avilla and widow of the late Cowden Macklin, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Padgitt at Avilla Jan. 26 from complications. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dolan, who for years operated the Dolan Hotel at Avilla. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rachel Hostetter and Mrs. Padgitt of Avilla, and Mrs. Floss Yarian, Swan Twp; a sister, Mrs. Radie Hart of Garrett; and two brothers, Peter of Avilla and Frank of Fort Wayne. The husband died in 1934. + 2-?-1938
Macklin Cowden was born June 22, 1848 in New Springfield, Ohio. He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted at the age of 16 in Co. K. 18th Regiment, Ohio Infantry Volunteers. After his discharge he came to Indiana where he made his home with Ben Renkenberger in Swan Twp, following the trade of painter and decorator. In 1889 he married Carrie M. Dolan. They had 4 daughters and 2 sons, one daughter and 2 sons preceding him in death. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Avilla, the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and Life Associates of Ben Hur. He died Feb. 7 at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 16 days. He is survived by the widow; 3 daughters, Mrs. Seckle Yarian of Swan Twp, Mrs. J. E. Padgitt of Avilla, Mrs. Ora Miller at home; and 4 grandchildren; a sister, Laura Miller of McKeesport, and a brother George of Hubbard, Ohio. No date
Macomber Arlene H, 64, Drake Road, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital. She was born Feb. 12, 1912 in Kendallville to Emory L. and Laura (Harp) Hamilton. She married Pete Failor Dec. 20, 1939. He died June 2, 1959. She married William H. Macomber Feb. 24, 1962. He died Oct. 17, 1969. She was a lifetime Kendallville resident and was executive secretary at Flint & Walling, a member of First Christian Church, Kendallville, Tri-Kappa, Noble County Red Cross Board. She is survived by 5 stepchildren, Mrs. Janet Raynor, Bryn Mawr, Pa., Mrs. Ann Page, Indianapolis, William A. Macomber, Fort Wayne, Marshall Macomber, Indianapolis, and Bart Macomber, Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Miss Ruth Hamilton, Kendallville; one brother, Dr. Emory D. Hamilton, Fort Wayne. Funeral in First Christian Church, Kendallville, Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Macomber John F, 79, of West Chester, Pa., died Monday in West Chester. He was born in Kendallville Aug. 3, 1906 to Herbert H. and Lena (McCray) Macomber. He was a graduate of Kendallville High School and Cornell University where he received a B. S. degree, and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He was employed by Goldman Sachs in Philadelphia where he retired Jan. 1, 1977. He was a member of Hershey’s Mill Country Club. His wife, the former Esther Browne, died in 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Carol C. of Upper Darby, Pa.; two sons, John F. Jr. of Chester Springs, Pa., and Allen B. of Frankfurt, Germany; and six grandsons. Services Thursday in the Chapel of Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli, Pa. Burial, Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pa. + 5-26-1986
Macomber William A, 69, former president of Flint & Walling Mfg. Co., died May 6, 2002 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was the owner, president and CEO of G&L Corp and also worked for IBM and Aro Mfg. in Bryan, Ohio. He graduated from Cornell University with a master's degree in electrical engineering and served in the U.S. Army as an engineer at the Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. He was a past director of Lincoln National Bank and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Surviving are his wife, Elise; a daughter, Martha Leader of Clarendon Hills, Ill.; a son, Bradford; 2 brothers, Herbert of LaGrange, Ga., and Marshall of Indianapolis; a sister, Janet Raynor of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Private family services Thursday. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ^ 5-11-2002
Macy Patricia L, 69, a resident of Churubusco, died August 3, 2001 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born October 6, 1931 in Wolcottville, a daughter of John Claude and Lula Mae (Gevedon) Halsey. She graduated from Albion High School in 1949. On October 11, 1952 she married Charles E. Macy and spent most of her married life in Churubusco. She was currently employed at Dana Corporation in Columbia City, where she had worked for the past 12 years. Since age 14 she had attended the Big Lake Church of God, north of Columbia City. Surviving are her husband; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Tina Macy of Ege; her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and James Eckert of Churubusco; 3 brothers, Ralleigh Halsey of Kimmell, Delver (wife Tina) Halsey of Rome City, and Marion (wife Pearl) Halsey of Cromwell; and her sister Justine (Mrs. Norbert) Gaff of Green Acres, Florida; 5 grandchildren, Nathan Macy of Fort Wayne, Dustin Macy of LaOtto, Molly Macy of Ege, Bradley Eckert of Churubusco, and Huong Nguyen of Churubusco. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Stella Halsey and Dora Lawson; and 5 brothers, William F., Kelly, Elbert, Warren and Denny Halsey. Funeral August 6 at Big Lake Church of God. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 8-23-2001
Macy Sarah B died in Detroit Nov. 23. She was 73 years, 8 months and 11 days, the wife of F. B. Macy. She was for many years a resident of Kendallville and a member of the Presbyterian Church. She leaves a husband, a daughter, Alice B. of Detroit; a son, James C. of Boston; and a brother, C. W. Dunn of Brimfield, Ind. ^ 12-19-1892
Madden Anna A, 78, died Wednesday of last week in McCray Hospital. She had no survivors and was housekeeper for the Sisters of Providence of St. Jude’s Parish before going to the Sacred Heart Home eight years ago. She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary. Rites Friday in St. Jude’s Catholic Church. Burial in the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 7-26-1962
Madden Anna D, about 57, (b. 1-13-1897) a lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake community, died Jan. 24, 1954 at the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake from a heart ailment. Surviving are the husband, Ross E.; a son, Donald E. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Haney of Albion; two grandchildren; four brothers, Arthur, Theodore and Charles VanMeter of Churubusco, and William VanMeter of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Wisel of Roanoke, Mrs. Walter Ruckman of Hicksville, Ohio, and Mrs. Ruth Pence of Churubusco. Funeral Jan. 27 at Christian Chapel. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1954
Madden Donald E, 75, of Rantoul, Ill. died Aug. 7, 2009 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. He was born Jan. 10, 1934 in Wolf Lake, Ind., the son of Ross and Anna VanMeter Madden. He married Lois Stults Dec. 28, 1954 in Wolf Lake. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, David (Judy) Madden of Burleson, Texas, Terry (Denise) Madden of Paxton; 3 grandchildren, Janie (Jared) Latimer, Jason and Kate Madden. Funeral Aug. 11 at American Lutheran Church, Rantoul. Burial, Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul, with military rites by American Legion Post 287 of Rantoul. ^ 8-9-2009
Madden Joseph W, 73, was born July 6, 1879, in Allen County and had been a resident of this vicinity the past 15 years. He was a patient in the McCray Hospital where he died Thursday. Surviving are the wife, Florence; a brother, Perry E., Churubusco; a nephew, Jack Madden, Tri Lakes. Funeral Sunday at Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 3-6-1952 + 2-?-1952
Madden Ross E, 78, R. 4, Albion, died Monday in Alfran Nursing Home, Columbia City, from a heart attack. A native of Green Twp, he was born Aug. 25, 1898 to David E. and Nellie (Priest) Madden. On Nov. 27, 1920, he married Anna Dove VanMeter in Churubusco. She died in 1954. As a young man he resided in the Wolf Lake area. He moved to his present home in 1936. He was a former school bus driver and a retired employee of Creighton Brothers in Warsaw. He belonged to the Eagles, Moose and Masonic Lodges. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Haney, R. 4, Albion; one son, Donald, Rantoul, Ill.; five sisters, Minnie Miller and Clittie Miller of Ligonier, Bessie Rothermel, Logansport, Goldie McKeeman, Harlan, and Marjorie Yoder, Texas; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Madden Woodward, about 42, died at his Long Beach, Calif. home about Monday of last week following a heart attack. He was a native of Ligonier and Noble County before going to Calif. about 14 years ago. Surviving are the widow, Mary Jane; a daughter, Carol Sue at home; three brothers, Orley of Logansport, Ross of Albion, and Clyde of Chicago; and six sisters, Mrs. Minnie Miller and Mrs. Clyttie Walton of Ligonier, Mrs. Bessie Rothermel of Logansport, Mrs. Clem Yoder of Churubusco, Mrs. Alvie Fowler of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Goldie McKeeman of Harlan. Funeral Tuesday at EUB Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1955
Madel Gertrude Fay, 78, resident of Kendallville the past 25 years, died at her home at 310 N. Main St. today. She was born Jan. 22, 1892 in Embarrass, Wis., the daughter of Judd and Gertrude Matteson Waite. She married William G. Madel July 27, 1916. He died in 1964. They moved to Kendallville 25 years ago from Plymouth. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty LaVigne, Kendallville, and Mrs. J. L. (Gertrude) O’Connell, Plymouth; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. T. Y. Cahas, Chicago. A son preceded her in death. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, where funeral will be held Thursday. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery at Plymouth. + 6-?-1970
Madinger Lois E, 84, of Noblesville, died Tuesday in Riverview Hospital at Noblesville. She was born in Noble County Oct. 12, 1897 to George and Alma Rauh and married Arthur J. Tritch Feb. 27, 1924 in Noble County. He died Oct. 14, 1950. On June 11, 1953 she married Edward P. Madinger in Indianapolis. He died Dec. 6, 1979. She had lived in Noble County prior to moving to Indianapolis in 1940. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Eleanor) Waltz of Noblesville, Mrs. Richard (Nelda) Worthington of Freeport, Ill., and Norma Tritch of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepson, Edward T. Madinger Jr. of Indianapolis; two sisters, Flossie Bahls of Kendallville, and Esther Krehl of Corunna; a brother, Herbert Rauh of Burr Oak, Mich.; 6 grandchildren. Two brothers, Clarence and Forrest, preceded her in death. Services Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-3-1982
Madison Clyde, about 66, (b. 6-28-1880) who had been a sufferer with arthritis for several years, died Aug. 10, 1946 at his Albion home. Surviving are the widow, Susan; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Fike of Union City, Mich., Mrs. Franklin Eytcheson of Ligonier, and Mrs. Ralph French of Albion; two sons, Dale of Albion, and Polk of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Effie Hile of Columbia City; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1946
Madison Dale A, about 59, (b. 8-23-1905) was found dead in his home in Albion April 29, 1965, a victim of hanging. Authorities said he ended his life apparently Tuesday evening. He was a retired railroader and never married. He was the son of the late Clyde and Susan Wilson Madison. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Fike of Elkhart, Mrs. Ilah French of Payne, Ohio, and Mrs. Leona Myers of Ligonier; and one brother, Polk of Denver, Colo. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1965
Madison Delila, 77, died Sept. 26. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cleve Hile of Columbia City; one son, Clyde; and several grandchildren. Funeral Friday at the home of her son. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 10-?-1933
Madison Emily M was one of four children born to William and Fanny Bliss. There were four boys and two girls, Frank T., Charles W., and Mrs. Mary L. McCarty, all of whom except Charles, with the parents have preceded her in death. She was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, June 16, 1849 and died at the home of her brother Charles Dec. 1, 1921, aged 72 years, 5 months and 15 days. About 8 years ago she married Loren Madison of East Jordan, Mich. They lived there until his death about three years ago. She leaves a stepson and two nieces and one nephew. She was a member of the M. E. Church at Brimfield where funeral was held Sunday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 12-?-1921
Madison Hazel, 87, died Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Formerly of Albion, she was a retired elementary school teacher. Her husband, Polk, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Gallaty of Galt, Calif.; a son, Clyde of Lancaster, Calif.; a sister, Erma Jarrett of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. There are no services. + 2-3-1990
Madison Susan was born Feb. 14, 1885 and died Sept. 22, 1962. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Sept. 25. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1962
Magee Howard Cook, 57, died April 14 in the V.A. Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born April 14, 1927 in Plainville, Wis., the son of the late Alonzo and Charlotte (Cook) Magee. He served in the U. S. Naval Reserve during WW II, was a dairy farmer and had worked the past 15 years for Joan Kelham, CR 4, Avilla. Survivors include a brother, Charles, Madison, Wis.; and two sisters, Lilly Becker, Madison, and Edna Statt, Fort Wayne. Services Friday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Marion National Cemetery. ~ 4-26-1984 + 4-12-1984
Magers Charles E, 68, of Wawaka, died Wednesday in Marion VA Hospital. He was born March 21, 1921 in Westfield, N.Y., the son of Edward J. and Esther F. (Lehman) Magers. He was a lifetime area resident and a U. S. Air Force veteran of WW II. He retired in 1977 as truck driver for Associated Truck Lines and was a member of 7-10 Pioneer Club. Surviving are two sisters, Jane King of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jack (Mary) Gaerte of Wawaka; and a brother, Thomas of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-12-1989
Magers Edward J, 46, died Sunday at his home in Wawaka from kidney disease. He is survived by his wife Esther, and four children, Mary, Jane, and Tom at home, and Charles in the Air Corps at Reno, Nev.; and 5 sisters. He was a veteran of WW I, serving with Co. J. 138th Engineers, and was a member of the Albion American Legion Post. Funeral June 30 at Wawaka Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1943
Magers Esther Frances, 50, (b. 6-14-1900) a resident of Wawaka, died Sept. 8, 1950 at McCray Hospital from cerebral embolism. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emory King of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jack Gaerte of Wawaka; two sons, Charles and Thomas of Wawaka; the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Lehmann, Westfield, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Lennie Simpson, Westfield, N.Y., and Mrs. Lee Noyes of East Syracuse, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Funeral at Wawaka Methodist Church Sept. 11. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1950
Magers Mary E died at her home in Churubusco Feb. 6. She was 89 years old last Sept 29. Funeral Feb. 8, in the Church at Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. She is survived by 5 children, Mrs. W. A. DeVault of Kendallville, Edmond L. of Thayer, Mo., Mrs. Lawrence Maloney of Cromwell, Ursula at home, and Frank A. of Stanton, N.D.; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Dr. F. M. Magers, died in 1915 at the age of 78 years, and her oldest and youngest children also died, Cassimer B. in 1924 at the age of 59, and Gertrude, 21, in 1912. She was born Sept. 29, 1844 near Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio, and when she was 2 years old her parents moved to Allen County, settling near Maysville, now Harlan. Her father, Judge Metzger, was prominently identified with Allen County politics for many years, serving as judge of the probate court. He was Allen County clerk when he died in 1877. Her parents were among the early Allen County settlers. She went to school at Harlan and was a pupil of Frank Magers whom she later married in 1864. They came to Churubusco where the young doctor chose to practice medicine. This was the year before the Civil War ended. She served as school teacher in the first frame school house in Churubusco. In 1876 he built the home which stands today on N. Main St. and which for many years was the finest home in Churubusco. She was a member of the Ege Church. * 2-8-1934 ^ 2-6-1934
Maggart Albert, 69, Cromwell, died Sunday at his residence. He had been a school teacher in the Cromwell area 42 years. He was born Dec. 12, 1897 in Cromwell to Lucius and Cora (Barcus) Maggart and had lived his entire lifetime in the area. On Oct. 17, 1925, he was married to Mabel Leedy in Warsaw. She survives. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving in addition to the widow are one son, Max, New Carlisle; two daughters, Mrs. John Turner, Cromwell, and Mrs. John England, Syracuse; and 4 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell. ~ 9-7-1967 + 9-?-1967
>Maggart Alverna, 94, of Ligonier, died April 27, 2012 at North Ridge Nursing Home in Albion. She was born Dec. 31, 1917 50 Hugh and Susannah (Eberly) Warstler in Elkhart County. On April 14, 1936 she married Russell Maggart. He died in 1997. She was a member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church.  She is survived by 2 sons, Jerry Maggart of New Haven and Jim (Hilda) Maggart of Hephzibah, Ga.; one daughter, Karen (Charlie) Tapp of Ligonier; 3 grandchildren, Michele (Christopher) Tobat, Charity Baldowski, and Toni (Jeff) Whitney; 7 great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Rose, Katelin, KIenzi, Arilyn, Breanya and Hunter; one brother, Arvid Warstler of Michigan; and one sister, Gloria Austin of Michigan.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Blaine Maggart; and one brother, Adrian Warstler. Funeral April 30 at Yeager Funeral Home.  Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-29-2012
Maggart Andrew J "Andy", 29, of rural Swan Twp in Noble County, was found dead June 11, 2000 west of Churubusco as the result of a drowning accident. He was born in Columbia City January 17, 1971 to James R. and Gloria (Kirkpatrick) Maggart. They survive near LaOtto. He was a Swan Twp farmer and was employed as a welder fabricator at Asphalt Drum Mixers in Huntertown. He was a 1989 graduate of East Noble High School and lived his entire life on the family farm northeast of Churubusco. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157, Churubusco. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Debra Maggart of Fort Wayne; a grandmother, Isabelle Maggart of Columbia City; a grandfather, Frank Kirkpatrick of Churubusco; a niece, Amanda Maggart; and 3 nephews, Brian Maggart, Timothy Schneider and James Ladig. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Kirkpatrick and his grandfather, Ferrold Maggart. Services in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 6-15-2000
Maggart Beverly, 59, died June 11 in Tucson, Ariz. She was born April 5, 1934 in Wilmot, the daughter of Walter and Alys (Wilkinson) Klingaman. In July 1952 in Cromwell she married E. Max Maggart. She was an antique dealer and had lived in Ariz. since 1980. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1952. Surviving are her husband; a son, Dwaine of Miramar, Fla.; a brother, Bradley Klingaman of Cromwell; and a sister, Sharon Kohnen of Downers Grove, Ill. Memorial services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Cremation in Ariz. + 6-11-1993
Maggart Blaine Russell, 1-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Deloss Maggart of west of Cromwell died today of meningitis at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mrs. Russell Maggart of Cromwell, and Rev. Hugh Warstler of Durand, Mich. Funeral Tuesday at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Byers Cemetery. + 3-?-1941
Maggart Cecil E, 76, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He retired in 1954 as a rural mail carrier. He was a veteran of WW I and belonged to the Trinity English Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 47, the 40&8, the Post Office Last Man’s Club and the Retired Civil Service Employees. Surviving are his wife, Elva W.; two sons, Ronald R., Fort Wayne, and Richard L., Wayne, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. K. Norrell Highland, Bellefontaine, O.; 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Fred, South Bend, and Robert, Afton, Iowa; and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Draker and Mrs. Walter Whirledge, Buena Park, Calif. Funeral Wednesday in Klaehn Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1963
Maggart Charles W, 90, retired Lutheran minister, was a native of Cromwell, and came to Los Angeles 33 years ago. He died Wednesday. Funeral will be tomorrow at Pierce Bros. Los Angeles Chapel. Burial, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. + 11-?-1952
Maggart Cora B, 73, a native of Cromwell and a resident here most of her life, died Saturday at her home. Surviving are her husband, Lucius; two sons, Albert of Rolling Prairie, Ind., and Joseph of Syracuse; five grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Grover Johnston of Kimmell; and one half-brother, Rufus Barcus of Mishawaka. Services Tuesday from L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1953
Maggart Elizabeth B, 78, died June 3, 1993 in Goshen Hospital. She was born in Noble County March 25, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Lula (Ritter) Hoover. A lifetime area resident, she retired from Syracuse Rubber Co. after 26 years. She was a member of Syracuse Church of the Brethren. She married Joseph A. Maggart March 28, 1931. He died in 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Marilyn) Ringler of North Webster; a son, Thomas of North Webster; a brother, Orville Hoover of Rome City; 2 sisters, Evelyn Kitchen and Mary Becker of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home of Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-3-1993
Maggart Ferrold, 84, a former resident of Swan Twp in Noble County and most recently of Columbia City, died May 23, 2000 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been in failing health the past 2 years. He was born May 2, 1916 in Cleveland Twp, Whitley County, to Santford and Dorothy (Miles) Maggert. On December 24, 1940 in Williamstown, Ky., he married Isabelle Deutsch. She survives. He grew up in Union Twp and the couple spent most of their married life on the family farm northeast of Churubusco. They moved to Columbia City 10 years ago. As a young man, he worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne and later worked for 30 years at Detroit Tool & Die in Fort Wayne. After the firm closed he returned to International Harvester, retiring as a machinist in 1969. He was also engaged in farming in Swan Twp, Noble County, for 40 years. He was a member of Beacon Light Chapel east of Churubusco, Whitley County Council on Aging and a 50-year member of the Columbia City Eagles Aerie 1906. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Gloria Maggart of LaOtto; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Mark Pankop of Kendallville; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Flora Maggart of Columbia City; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, Inez Maggart, Helen Anderson and Geraldine Henderson; and 3 brothers, Bob, Gerald and Eddie Maggart. Service in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 6-1-2000
Maggart George, born Sept.14, 1856, died Dec. 21, 1914, aged 58 years, 3 months and 7 days. He was the son of Adam and Lila Maggart, born and died on the old home place where he lived all his life. When an infant he was baptized in the Lutheran faith. He married Mary A. Kauffman Aug. 17, 1882. They had 5 children, Harriet B. Moore, Sidney D. Bailey, Russell C. Maggart, Effie E. Werker and Lowell G., who died in infancy. He leaves his wife; mother, one brother; 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Obsequies from the Byers Church on Thursday. Burial in nearby cemetery. Ligonier Leader 12-3-1914 Contributed by Judy Richter
Maggart Herbert L, 32, died Dec. 28 at his home four miles northwest of Cromwell following a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are the wife, Betty; a son, Michael, and a daughter, Penny, at home; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Gardner, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Deloss of near Cromwell, and Capt. Richard L. in the Air Force at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Rose Marie of Cromwell. Funeral Sunday in Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + No date
Maggart Joseph A, 55, Syracuse, died Friday in Elkhart Hospital. Born in Noble County July 26, 1909 he was the son of Lucius and Cora (Barcus) Maggart. He was married on March 28, 1931 to Elizabeth Hoover. He had resided at Syracuse the past 15 years, moving there from Cromwell. He was an employee of the Thermo-Gas Co. at New Paris. Survivors include his wife; a son, Thomas of North Webster; a daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Marilyn) Ringler of Syracuse; a brother, Albert of Cromwell; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1965
Maggart Lucius A, 84, practically a lifelong resident of Cromwell, was found dead Monday in the Hunnicutt Amusement Park at Lake Wawasee, not far from the home of a son, Joseph, with whom he had been staying in recent weeks. He wandered away from the home of his son early Sunday evening and efforts to find him proved unsuccessful. He was town marshal of Cromwell at one time. He was born in Cromwell on May 22, 1870, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Mullin) Maggart. He was married to Cora Barcus, who died on April 11, 1953. Surviving are two sons, Joseph, and Albert, Cromwell, a teacher in Ligonier city schools; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services from L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell Wednesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1954
Maggart Marion, 67, of Marshall, Mich., died Monday following a stroke. He was born in Cromwell, the son of James and Josephine Maggart, and resided here for many years. Survivors include his wife, Zula; Twp daughters, Mrs. Vera Ramsey of Ligonier, and Mrs. Reva Huff of Mishawaka; and a son Paul of Mishawaka. Funeral Wednesday in Coldwater, Mich., with burial in that city. + 12-?-1955
Maggart Russell Deloss, 81, died March 11, 1997. He was born April 7, 1915 to Russell and Ruth (Shock) Maggart. He graduated from Cromwell High School in 1933 and married Alverna Warstler on April 14, 1936 in North Webster. A lifelong farmer, he farmed the land owned by the Maggart family since 1862. The farm received the Hoosier Homestead Farm award in 1976. Surviving are his mother, Ruth Gardner of Ligonier; wife; sons, Jerry of New Haven, Jim of Hephzibah, Ga.; daughter, Karen Tapp of Ligonier; brother, Richard of Peru; sister, Rose Albrecht of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Michele Tobat, Charity Hawkins and Toni Whitney; great-grandchildren, Breana Whitney and Kaleb Tobat. One son, Blaine, and one brother, Herbert, preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-11-1997
Maggert Ethel Iona, 34, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dull, south of Ligonier, Wednesday. While putting on her overshoes Saturday, she was playing with a pup. The pup scratched her on the thumb, and from the small scratch, blood poisoning developed. At first not much attention was paid to the slight scratch, but Sunday the entire arm had become entirely swollen and a physician was consulted. Although everything possible was done for the lady to stop the spread of the poison, she gradually grew worse, and the end came Wednesday. Besides her parents, she is survived by one daughter. The funeral was held at the Sparta Church Friday. + 3-?-1927
Maggert Frances, 75, formerly of Cromwell, died last Thursday at her home at Albion. Funeral was held Saturday at Henney Funeral Home at Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, John; six sons, Cecil (Maggart) of Fort Wayne, Kenneth of Chicago, Wilfred and Charles of South Bend, Ray of Mishawaka, and Robert of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Draker of Albion, and Mrs. G. G. Mayhausen of Elkhart; three sisters, one brother, 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. + 8-?-1938
Maggert John, 82, a former Cromwell resident, died Saturday at the Elkhart home of two of his daughters, Mrs. Walter Whirledge and Mrs. Francis Draker. Funeral was Tuesday at Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. The Maggerts were for years residents of Cromwell, only leaving here a few years ago for Elkhart. He was employed by M. Moore & Co. as a logger and also in the mill. Surviving are the daughters and five sons, Cecil (Maggart) of Fort Wayne, Kenneth of Chicago, Fred of South Bend, Ray of Mishawaka, and Robert of Albion and Martinsville, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Spalden McMann of Cromwell; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His wife and a son, Charles, preceded him in death. + 1-?-1945
Maggert Keith R, 51, of R. 3, Columbia City, died Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 24, 1934 in Whitley County to Harvey and Helen (Waldron) Maggert. On Oct. 4, 1953 he married DeMaris J. Jagger. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he had lived at Ind. 109N since 1966. In 1967 he opened Poplar Bluffs Western Store. He was a 1951 graduate of Churubusco High School and a member of Merriam Christian Chapel, National Rifleman’s Association, John Birch Society and National Federation of Independent Businessmen. Surviving are his mother, Helen Howbridge, in Columbia City; his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Junelle) Stout of R. 4, Columbia City, Mrs. Alan (Regina) Sturgill of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Eddy (Becky) Lee of R. 8, Columbia City; a son, Gregory R. of R. 10, Columbia City; two sisters, Marjory Bennett of Columbia City, and Mrs. Tom (Doris) Gross of Fort Wayne; a brother Rex of Goshen; and 4 grandchildren. Services Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-4-1985
Maggert Ray died at his home in South Bend Saturday following a heart attack. A native of Cromwell, he had resided in Mishawaka before moving to South Bend a few years ago. He was a veteran of WW I and an employee of Midstate Freight Inc. in South Bend. Surviving are his widow, Maude; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Stump, Ligonier; a stepson; one stepdaughter; four brothers, including Cecil E. (Maggart) of Fort Wayne, Robert of Creston, Iowa, and Wilfred and Kenneth; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Whirledge and Mrs. Fannie Draker, both of Elkhart; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. + 11-?-1956
Maggert Robert E (d. 12-13-1968) Services were held Dec. 17 in the Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion for a former area resident. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. He was born March 2, 1898 in Cromwell and for many years was a rural mail carrier in Albion. He and his family moved to Afton, Iowa in the 1940’s. He was born March 2, 1898 in Cromwell. Survivors include the widow, Violet; one son James of Iowa; and one daughter, Mrs. Ernest "Jeanne" Bailey of Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Bonnie Whirledge of Calif.; and 6 grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge and OES, a veteran of WW I and a member of VFW and American Legion. ~ 12-2-1968
Maggert Susan (Mrs. John) died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Baltz in Auburn Sunday after a long illness. Services were held at the Altona Church this afternoon. Burial in Christian Union Cemetery. The deceased was a sister of W. P. Allman of this place. ~ 3-18-1914
Maggert Thurlow, a 14-year-old son of James Maggart, living about four miles west of Cromwell, died Monday afternoon. In company with two other boys, Thurlow was walking along the railroad track, about a half mile east of town. A freight train came from the east and Thurlow attempted to get on it to ride into town. He missed his hold, however, and was thrown under the train. Both legs and one arm were cut off and the body horribly crushed, fifty cars passing over the body before the train was stopped. The coroner was summoned and a jury impaneled, and a verdict rendered in accordance with above facts. The funeral was held Wednesday from Byers’ Church, three miles west of Cromwell, and was largely attended. Ligonier Leader 5-30-1901
Maggert Wilfred, 77, died Monday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born in Cromwell, the son of John and Francis (Hursey) Maggert but had resided in South Bend many years. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Bonnie Whirledge of Cypress, Calif.; and two brothers, Robert E. of Hardy, Ark., and Kenneth, address unknown. Funeral Friday from Orvis Funeral Home, South Bend. Burial in South Bend. + 10-?-1967
Magginnis Caroline, 79, of R. 2, Butler, died Sunday in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She was born Sept. 13, 1904 in St. Joe, the daughter of the late Charles and Martha E. Gibford. A retired employee of Butler Universal Tool & Stamping Co., Inc., she was a member of the Hamilton Church of Christ. Survivors include two stepsons, Wilmer Magginnis of Auburn and Oliver Magginnis of Phoenix, Ariz.; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Darrel (Mae) Mavis of Coldwater, Mich., Mrs. Lynn (Martha) Miller of LaGrange, and Mrs. LeRoy (Esther) Nofzinger and Mrs. John (Janet) Gall of Fort Wayne; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Eddy Cemetery, Hamilton. + 6-19-1983
Magill Mary Emma, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Magill of Kendallville, died Monday in Lakeside Hospital. She had been employed in the Dept. of Public Welfare offices. Funeral was Wednesday at Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Wright Cemetery. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Jessie Ellen at home; and two grandfathers, Harry A. Magill of Chicago and Forrest L. Wright of Kendallville. + 5-?-1941
Magill Walter R, 56, Kendallville resident since 1925, died in his home Sunday. Born March 19, 1892 in Chicago, he was a son of Harry A. and Emma Magill. He was a candy maker in that city and after moving to Kendallville in 1923 had turned to bookkeeping, and later to radio repair. He was affiliated with Kendallville Blue Lodge 276, The Royal Arch Masons, OES, and a charter member of Noble County Past Masters Association. He was a member of EUB Church. Surviving are the widow, Maude (Wright) whom he married March 29, 1914; a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Baker, Kendallville; the father in Chicago; a brother, Harry Jr., Chicago; 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles Nessell and Mrs. Hubert Beck, Western Springs, Ill., and Mrs. Paul Michaels, Chicago; and 2 grandchildren. One daughter and one sister preceded him in death. + 5-?-1948
Magnus El Rey E, 83, of Cromwell, died June 18, 2010 in Avalon Village, Ligonier. He retired from Pinkerton Security Service in the late 1990s and worked as a licensed real estate and insurance agent. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243, Ligonier. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, reporting directly to General McArthur. He was born March 20, 1927 in Humbolt County, Calif. to John and June (Weeks) Magnus. He married Janice C. Bainbridge on Oct. 26, 1957. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Jonathan and Martha Magnus of Sugar Land, Texas, James Magnus of Goshen, Donald and Cecelia Magnus of Nappanee and David and Sandra Magnus of Ligonier; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 siblings and a grandson, Jed Magnus, in 2008. Services Tuesday at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Humbolt County, California. ^ 6-21-2009
Magnuson Amos, 59, of near Kimmell, died Sunday at the Kendallville hospital from spinal meningitis. Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Chiddister, Mrs. Carol Leamon, Ligonier, and Mrs. Morris Smolinski, Auburn; two sons, Claude, Ligonier, and Glenn, Kimmell; one brother, Elmer, Wawaka; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Shearer, Ligonier, and Mrs. Amanda Wintergreen, Detroit. Funeral Tuesday from Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Magnuson Claude A, 90, of Ligonier, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born July 30, 1899 in Ligonier, the son of Amos and Elva (Campbell) Magnuson. One Oct. 9, 1921 in Albion he married Ethel Zimmerman, who died in 1958. On Aug. 1, 1959 he married Lucille Weaver. A lifetime area resident, he was formerly a carpenter for John Runge Construction. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Hermona) Schlaich of Clearwater, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Carl (Roxanna) Hadley of Syracuse; a stepson, Leroy Weaver of Syracuse; a sister, Mrs. Terral (Dorothy) Leamon of Ligonier; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Trinity Assembly of God in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-8-1989
Magnuson Derek, 32, died Dec. 8, 2000 at the Medical College Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was born Dec. 5, 1968 in Kendallville to Richard Magnuson of Albion and Judy (Freeman) Owen of Garrett. He had been a sales representative at Dana Corp. He was a 1987 graduate of Central Noble High School and a graduate of Ball State University. Surviving are his parents; 2 sisters, Tammy Luce and Chris Magnuson of Albion; a stepbrother and a stepsister. Services December 14 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-12-2000
Magnuson Elmer P, son of Peter and Justina Magnuson, was one of 11 children, and the farm home was in York Twp about 2 miles west of Albion. All have preceded him in death except one sister, Mrs. Amanda Wettergren of Detroit, Mich. On Dec. 15, 1898 he was married to Ida Billman. They had 10 children, 7 of whom with Mrs. Magnuson survive, Harold of Fort Wayne, Theodore of Auburn, Kenneth of Albion, Mrs. Earl Roe of South Bend, Mrs. Warren Zimmerman and Mrs. Claude Boyd of Gary, and Mrs. Edgar Milner of Wawaka. There are 11 grandchildren. For many years the family lived on their farm just west of Wawaka. He died Sept. 29, being more than 73 years of age. Services Oct. 1 at the M.E. Church in Wawaka. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1948
Magnuson Elva Ann, about 77, a native of Noble County, died Jan. 27, 1951 at her home at Ligonier. Funeral was Monday at Sparta Christian Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Chiddister and Mrs. Terral Leamon, both of Ligonier, and Mrs. Edward Smolinski of Auburn; two sons, Claude of Ligonier, and Glen of Columbia City; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. + 1-?-1951
Magnuson Glen H, 79, of Larwill, died in Whitley County Hospital Tuesday. Born March 24, 1906 in York Twp, he was the son of Amos and Elva (Campbell) Magnuson. On Dec. 19, 1952 in Logansport, he married Irene E. Heintzelman. He was a lifetime resident of Noble and Whitley Counties, living in Larwill the past 26 years. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Lawrence of Payne, Ohio; and Carl Zimmerman of Brimfield; four stepsons, Billy Jr. and Tony E. Clingerman of R. 3 Columbia City, Donald E. Clingerman of San Bernardino, Calif., and Benny F. Clingerman of Larwill; five stepdaughters, Joan Marks and Ruth Douglas of Columbia City, Nancy Wright of Panama City, Fla., Dixie Nei of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Mary Kay Walls of Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Terral (Dorothy) Leamon of Ligonier, Mrs. Maurice (Mamie) Smolinski of Auburn; a brother, Claude of Ligonier; 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A daughter, Frances Huss, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. Services Friday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-22-1985
Magnuson Ida J, 90, of Wawaka, died Dec. 22, 1968 in Cameron Hospital, Angola. She was born in Noble County April 30, 1878, the daughter of Wilson and Mary (Rose) Billman, and had resided most of her lifetime in the Wawaka community. She was married on Christmas Day of 1898 to Elmer Magnuson, who died in 1948. Survivors include two sons, Harold of R. 3, Auburn, and Theodore of Auburn; three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Betty) Roe of South Bend, Mrs. Claude (Donna) Boyd of Angola, and Mrs. Warren (Maxine) Zimmerman of Munster; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Liechty of Allegan, Mich. One son, former Noble County deputy sheriff; and one daughter, Treada Milner, preceded her in death. She was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Funeral at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1968
Magnuson Kenneth S, about 46, (b. 1-17-1906) suffered a heart attack and died before help could reach him while testifying as a witness in a damage suit being heard in Noble Circuit Court Sept. 25, 1952. Funeral was held at First Methodist Church in Albion Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mildred; two sons, Richard at home, and Robert with the armed forces at Fort Riley, Kans.; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne Applegate of R. 3, Kendallville, and Mrs. Robert Shellman of Albion; the mother, Mrs. Ida Magnuson of Wawaka; two grandchildren; two brothers, Harold of Garrett, and Theodore of Auburn; and four sisters, Mrs. Ed Milner of Wawaka, Mrs. Earl Roe of South Bend, Mrs. Claude Boyd and Mrs. Warren Zimmerman of Gary. He was an employee at General Electric in Fort Wayne. Previously he had been employed in several capacities, among them being as deputy sheriff when his father-in-law, the late William Hoffman, was county sheriff. + 9-?-1952
Magnuson Lucille M, 89, died October 19, 2000 in Oak Leaf Village Nursing Center, Ligonier. She was born Nov. 2, 1910 in Wakarusa to Sherman and Myrtle (Smith) Folk. On Aug. 1, 1959 she married Claude Magnuson in Ligonier. He died Aug. 8, 1989. She had worked at Essex Wire, Ligonier Telephone Co. and Ligonier Rubber Co. and was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanna and Carl Hadley of Lake Placid, Fla., and Hermona and Ted Schliach of Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Betty Weaver of Goshen; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also preceding her in death were 2 daughters, Alberta and Mardella Kiester; one son, Bob Weaver; 2 sisters, Violet Barker and Mable Folk; and one brother, Charles Folk. Services Monday at Trinity Assembly of God, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-20-2000
Magnuson Robert A, 64, died April 5, 1995 in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. He was born March 5, 1931 in Albion to Kenneth and Mildred (Hoffman) Magnuson. On Nov. 17, 1950 in Brimfield he married Doris DePew. A lifetime Albion resident, he was a farmer and truck driver for Hi-Tech Corp. in Albion. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Brimfield Lions Club, American Legion Post 246 and Wolf Lake VFW Post. A Korean Conflict veteran, he received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kirk of Albion; 2 sisters, Joan Gienger of Albion and Jean Shanabarger of Churubusco; a brother, Dick of Albion; and 3 grandchildren, Austin, Carey and Jaime Magnuson. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 246. + 4-5-1995
Mahlum Clarence A, 54, pattern shop foreman of Kendallville Foundry for 23 years, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born June 26, 1916 in Blaisdell, N.D. to Christ and Anne Mahlum. He and Effie V. Smith were married Oct. 13, 1951 in Auburn. He had resided here for the last 25 years, moving here from Blaisdell. Surviving are his wife; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Johnson and Mrs. Myrtle Kadnuck of Minot, N.D., and Mrs. Agnetta Slind, Ryder, N.D.; and three brothers, Annim, Dutton, Mon., and Athon and Ellisworth, both of Blaisdell. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 9-?-1970
Mahlum Effie V, 52, Kendallville, died Wednesday in University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Auburn Oct. 7, 1920, a daughter of Ray and Goldie (Kristoffersen) Smith. She was a resident of Kendallville 22 years, moving from Auburn. On Oct. 13, 1951, she was married in Auburn to Clarence A. Mahlum, who died Sept. 29, 1970. She was employed by Brimfield Products prior to her illness and was a member of Indian Village Church of God in Auburn. She is survived by her mother in Auburn; four sisters, Katherine Decker and Shelba Jean Zolman of Auburn, Marry Ellen McInturf, Phoenix, Ariz., and Lela Blackwelder, Anderson; and six brothers, Blake, Warren, Donald and Edgar of Auburn, John Delmar, Chicago, and Dale, Garrett. Funeral Saturday in Indian Village Church of God in Auburn. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 8-?-1973
Mahnesmith Amanda died at her home in Jefferson Twp last Thursday. The daughter of Mortimer and Nancy Benward, she was born in Noble County Sept. 26, 1856 and died Feb. 15, 1917, aged 60 years, 4 months and 19 days. She was next to the eldest of a family of five children, one brother, John, two sisters, Ida and Bertha, having preceded her in death some years since. On the 6th day of Nov. 1880 she married George Mahnesmith, and they had two children. The firstborn, Freddie, died at the age of five years and 11 months. She is survived by her husband; a son, Frank; a grandson; a brother, Samuel. The obsequies were held at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church Saturday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-15-1917
Mahnesmith Berton W, 71, died Nov. 30 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He retired in 1983 from Liquid Carbonic after 31 years of employment. He was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Albion and had lived in South Bend since 1958. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Ruth (Homsher) Mahnesmith. On Jan. 16, 1943 in Albion he married Velma Duesler. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Connie Lou (Tony) Hardy of Tustin, Calif.; 2 sons, Roger (Sharon) of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Richard (Cynthia) of Granger, Ind.; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mary K. Stump of Wolf Lake, Sara Jane Conrad of Columbia City, and Betty Jo Saggars of Ligonier; and 2 brothers, Lee of Terre Haute and Carmen of South Bend. He belonged to the Lydick United Methodist Church and Lydick Lions Club. He was a square-dancing caller and teacher for 30 years. Funeral at Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-30-1997
Mahnesmith Carmen D, 85, died July 4, 2009 at his daughter's home. He was born March 13, 1924 to Willis and Ruth (Homsher) Mahnesmith in Albion. He married Violet Noe on June 26, 1944 in Albion. She died Dec. 15, 2008. Surviving are his daughters, Marilyn (Thomas) Johnson and Carolyn (Dan) Balog; a son, Randolph (Kathy) Mahnesmith; 5 grandchildren, Gregory (April) Johnson, Randolph (Lia) Johnson, Staci (David) Norman, Natali (Marc) Balog and Ethan Mahnesmith; 4 great-grandchildren, Samantha Johnson, Riley and Calla Norman and Amelia Wenkus; one sister, Betty Saggars of Ligonier and one brother, Lee Mahnesmith of Terre Haute. Preceding him in death were a grandson, Mathew Mahnesmith; 2 sisters, Mary Stump and Sara Conrad; and one brother, Berton Mahnesmith. He served aboard the USS Charge in WW II and retired from Liquid Carbonic Corp. in 1986 after 42 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in South Bend. Funeral July 7 at Palmer Funeral Home, South Bend. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 7-7-2009
Mahnesmith Frank died May 15 as the result of a heart attack while operating a manure spreader on his farm, falling dead from the seat of the machine. He would have been 47 years old on next June 1. Born near Avilla, the son of George and Amanda Mahnesmith, one brother and the parents have preceded him in death. On Nov. 29, 1911 he was married to Retha Schauweker. They had one son, Lavon. Most of his life was spent in Jefferson Twp and he had a contract for driving a school bus the past year and had made the route that morning. He was a member of the Rehoboth Church. Funeral from the home Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1935
Mahnesmith Freddie, about 5 years old, son of George and Mrs. Mahnesmith, died at their home Feb. 11 of scarlet fever. + 2-11-1885
Mahnesmith George, 79, a pioneer resident of this community, died last Thursday at the Noble County Infirmary from complications after sustaining a fractured hip in a fall. He was born Oct. 31, 1854 in Wayne County, O., the son of Jacob and Mary Mahnesmith. When a boy he came to Noble County with his parents, who located on a farm near Mt. Pleasant. He grew to manhood there and in the early years of his life took up the occupation of a farmer which he followed until about 20 years ago. In 1880 he married Amanda Benward, who died 17 years ago. Surviving are a son, Frank of Albion; two brothers, Lee, Kendallville, William, Jefferson Twp; and two sisters. Funeral Saturday from L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1934 ^ 7-13-1934
Mahnesmith Ida R, 65, wife of Leander Mahnesmith, died Friday at her home here of injuries received in a fall some months ago. She was born near Kendallville in Jefferson Twp. One son, Willis J. of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Dale Starr of Hudson and Mrs. Robert C. Moses of this city; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in the local Evangelical Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-11-1939
Mahnesmith Jacob was born in Pennsylvania, March 15, 1822, and while yet very young his parents moved to Wayne County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood and married Mary A. Bowersock, who preceded him in death January 2, 1872. In 1865 he, with his family, moved to Jefferson Twp, this county, where he engaged in the sawmill business until 1875, when he removed to a farm in Allen Twp and resided there until his death. He was taken sick Nov. 21 with lung fever, and his decline was rapid until Nov. 28, when he died at the age of 69 years, 8 months, 13 days. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church on Tuesday of last week and his remains were laid beside those of his wife in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 12-8-1892 ^ 12-9-1892
Mahnesmith John, who was the oldest of a family of 7 children, was born May 17, 1850 at Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, died April 16, 1920, aged 69 years, 10 months and 29 days. In infancy he was baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. At the age of 15 he came to Noble County with his parents. June 8, 1880 he married Laura Jane Melvin. They had one child, Mrs. Anna Stringfellow. He leaves three brothers, Will, George and Lee; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Ritter, Hudson, Ind., Miss Kattie, Albion, and Mrs. Maria Wilson, Kendallville; 3 grandchildren. 4-28-1920 Albion New Era
Mahnesmith Lee, about 80, lifelong resident of Noble County, died at his home in Kendallville July 23, 1946 from a heart ailment. He was born on a farm near Avilla. Some years ago he moved to Kendallville and was employed at the Flint & Walling Plant. Surviving are one son, Willis of near Albion; and one daughter, Mrs. Dale Strater of Kendallville; one brother, William of Jackson, Mich. Services this afternoon in Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1946
Mahnesmith Ruth, about 66, died Wednesday at her home following a heart attack. (b. 6-26-1894 - d. 3-1-1961) Survivors include three sons, Lee of Indianapolis, Carmen of South Bend, Berton of Osceola; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Mary Kathryn) Stump of Albion, Mrs. Ronald (Sara Jane) Conrad of Columbia City, Mrs. Harvey (Betty Jo) Saggars of Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. Willard Glass of Columbia City, and Mrs. Harry Brackney of Albion; twenty-three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Albion Methodist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 3-?-1961
Mahnesmith Timothy Lee, 20, son of Lee and Marcelle (McGuire) Mahnesmith, Indianapolis, died Dec. 15. He had been ill since birth and was handicapped. He is survived by the parents; a brother, James; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollin McGuire, 307 E. Jefferson St., Albion. His paternal grandparents were the late Willis and Ruth Mahnesmith. Services Monday in Arlington Chapel, Indianapolis. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1972
Mahnesmith Violet Marian, 85, of South Bend, died Dec. 15, 2008, in Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, South Bend. She was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Kimmell to Claude and Luella (Thatcher) Noe. On June 26, 1944, in Albion she married Carmen D. Mahnesmith. During World War II, she worked for the Department of the Navy in Norfolk, Va. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Dr. Thomas Johnson of Auburn, and Dr. Carolyn and Dan Balog of South Bend; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Randolph C. and Kathy Mahnesmith of Waynesboro, Va.; five grandchildren and spouses, Gregory and Dr. April Johnson, JD, Randolph and Lia Johnson, Dr. Staci-Marie and David Norman, Dr. Natali Marian Balog and Mark Wenkus and Ethan Randolph Mahnesmith of Washington, D.C.; four great-grandchildren, Samantha Violet Johnson, Riley David Norman, Calla-Marie Norman and Amelia Marian Wenkus; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Alice Deetz of Helmer, Margaret Leslie of Ligonier, Dorothy Wisniewski of Dowagiac, Mich., and Sharon and John “Ray” Chenoweth of Mishawaka; and a brother, Robert Noe of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Martin Mahnesmith, a sister, Claudine Bolin, and three brothers, Norman, Ray and Roger Noe. Services Saturday at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, South Bend. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^12-18-2008
Mahnesmith Willis J, 53, Noble County resident, died Thursday (d. 8-19-1948) in his Albion home. A son of Lee and Ida Mahnesmith, he was born south of Kendallville, Feb. 25, 1895 and had been a county resident most of his life. For many years a farmer, he had been associated with the Liquid Carbonic Company the last 15 years. Surviving are the widow, Ruth; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Stump near Wolf Lake, Mrs. Ronald Conrad near Columbia City, and Mrs. Harvey Saggars near Ligonier; three sons, Lee, South Bend, Carmen, Albion, and Burton, Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Robert C. Moses and Mrs. Dale Strater of Kendallville; 16 grandchildren. Services Saturday at the Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 4-?-1948
Maier Ignatia (Sister), 76, died of a heart attack in her room in Sacred Heart Home near Avilla last Thursday. One brother, Louis of St. Louis, Mo., survives. Funeral in the home Saturday. Burial, chapel cemetery. + 11-?-1938
Maier Velma J, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Feb. 4, 2010 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1931 in Avilla to Walter and Lucille (Lemper) Weimer. Surviving are her husband; Donald O. Maier; 2 daughters, Deb (Bruce) Christian and Donna (Mike) Pruzin; 2 sons, Mark (Gloria) Maier and Mike (Sue) Maier; a sister, Janet Kessler; 4 brothers, John (Joan) Weimer, Ron (Mary Lee) Weimer, Roger (Theresa) Weimer and David (Linn) Weimer; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Weimer. Funeral Monday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Concordia Gardens. ^ 2-6-2010
Maierle Earl N, 54, of R. 7, Warsaw, collapsed with a heart attack at Baer Field en route to Birmingham, Ala. and died in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Feb. 17. His son, Loren is an Albion resident and teacher at Green Center Elementary School. Born March 20, 1921, he was a son of George and Carrie Jacob Maierle. He moved from Mich. to Warsaw in 1960 and was employed in sales for a Winona Lake firm. He is survived by his mother at Blissfield, Mich.; his wife, Verna; another son, Ray of New Paris; three daughters, Mrs. John Staup of Jeffersonville, Mrs. William Tucker of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mike Henry of Terre Haute; two sisters, Mrs. Lester Berk and Mrs. Myron Jacob of Blissfield; and 8 grandchildren. Services at Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw Feb. 20. Burial, Leesburg Cemetery. + 2-17-1976
Main John U, 78, former Avilla resident, died Aug. 5 at Parkview Hospital. He was a retired 30-year employee of Warner Automotive in Auburn. He was born June 15, 1903 in Scotland to John and M. S. Hamilton Main. Surviving are one son, John A., Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mattie Fitch and Marsha Muzzillo, Indianapolis; one brother, Huey; three sisters, Alice Gomersal, Isabel Haley and Ann Gibson, all of Niagara Falls, Canada. Services Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-13-1981 + 8-5-1981
Main Louise V, 78, of Cromwell, died there Sunday. She was born July 15, 1910 in Cromwell, the daughter of Harrison and Edna (Deardorff) Leamon. On April 18, 1952 in Wawasee, she married Raymond P. Main, who died in 1983. A lifetime area resident, she was a cook for various restaurants and a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Surviving are a son, Donald B. Bowling of Littleton, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Marniece) Gorsuch of Cromwell and Mrs. Hugh (Thelma) Hickman of Albion; six brothers, Terral of Ligonier, Lloyd, Arthur and Patrick of Cromwell, Keith of Elkhart, and Max of Wright, Wyo.; and three grandchildren. Three sons and one sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-19-1989
Main Mabel died at the Glen Oaks Nursing Home at Auburn. She was born Nov. 5, 1902, in Pa., the daughter of John and Mary (Orr) Ewart. She married John Main in 1963. She and her husband presently operated the Old Lamp Antique Shop in Avilla. She and her first husband, Harold Blaker, who preceded her in death in 1962, formerly owned the Town Tavern in Auburn. Surviving besides her husband are two brothers, Earl of Denver, Colo., and Arthur of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Violet Gazzo, Pittsburgh. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-17-1972 + 2-?-1972
Main Raymond P, 62, of Cromwell, died Monday at the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born June 18, 1920 in North Manchester to Harrison and Hazel (Knisley) Main. On April 18, 1952 in Wawasee, he married Louise Leamon. He moved from Leesburg to Cromwell in 1952. He retired from the U. S. Army in 1962 after 20 years of service and was last employed as a truck driver for All-Metal Mfg. Co. He was a member of Cromwell American Legion Post 421. Surviving are his wife; a stepson, Donald Bowling of Denver, Colo.; four sisters, Mrs. John (Maydene) Lehman of Pierceton, Mrs. Fred (Dorene) Rosbrugh of Warsaw, Mrs. Jake (Hattie) Welty of New Paris, and Mrs. Lavon (Peggy) Heckaman of Leesburg; three brothers, William of Middlebury, Marlin and Harold of Bremen. Services Friday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-7-1983
Mains Edith F, 79, Elkhart, died Feb. 17 in Elkhart Health Care Center. Born May 19, 1898 in Cromwell, she was married in 1929 to Lewis W. Mains, who died March 3, 1942 in Elkhart. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Geneva) Miller, Gulfport, Miss.; a son, Robert L., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Aldo J. (Mae) Simpson, Goshen. Funeral Feb. 21 in Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Burial, Rice Cemetery. + 2-17-1978
Mains Edith Grace, 57, lifelong resident of Kendallville, while preparing to retire last Tuesday evening, was stricken and collapsed to the floor. She was born in Avilla, the daughter of Samuel and Amanda Whetsel, and had resided here since the age of six years. Surviving are the husband; a son, Vincent; and two sisters. Funeral Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1940
Mains Fred D, 83, retired printer, worked at the Avilla News office for several years, retiring 16 years ago. He was a former resident of Albion and served many years as the printer for Albion Mfg. Co. He was born in Bryan, Ohio, a son of the publisher of the Bryan Democrat. His wife passed away in 1951, after which he made his home with his stepdaughter, Hazel Partee at Evansport, Ohio. Graveside services at Rose Hill Cemetery Saturday. + 8-?-1969
Mains Helen M, 67, died Thursday at the McCray Hospital. She was born November 26, 1885 and died January 3, 1952. Survivors include the husband Fred; one daughter Hazel (Mrs. Ralph) Partee of Evansport, Ohio; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Moyer of Union City, Ohio, and Charles Moyer of Rossburg, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Harold Alferink of Akron, Ohio. She was born in Tenn. Services January 5 in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Mains is the printer at the News. ~ 1-3-1952 + 1-?-1952
Mains Jessica and Hannah, 2 1/2 months old, died Saturday in the UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles. They were conjoined at birth, Jan. 22 in the UCLA Medical Center. Surviving are their parents, Benjamin and Deanna (Ivey) Mains of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; grandparents, Benjamin and Kathleen Ivey of Salt Lake City, Utah, David and Annette Mains of Fort Wayne; and great-grandparents, Margaret Logan and Ruth Mains of Kendallville, Zena Hale of Columbus, Ga., and Sophie Ivey of Butte, Mont. Graveside services Saturday in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 4-5-1997
Mains Vincent C, attorney of the Noble County bar, died at his home in Kendallville Monday. The cause was heart disease. He has been a resident of Kendallville many years and was an honored member of the Knights of Pythias, which society will have charge of his funeral today. He was born in Belmont County, Ohio, and died at his home in Kendallville May 15, 1893, aged 64 years. His boyhood days were spent upon a farm in Muskingum County, O. At the age of 18 he commenced teaching and taught for three years; in the meantime he commenced reading law. He was admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1854. He came to Noble County in 1856 and located at Albion, remaining in practice there for three years, during two of which he served as prosecuting attorney for the counties of Noble and Whitley. In 1859 he became a resident of this city where he resided until his death. He married Leah Amstead, a native of Lancaster County, Penn., in Oct. 1873. They had two children, Willder D. and Maud M., both of whom and their mother survive. He was one of the oldest lawyers in practice here. ~ 5-18-1893 + 5-15-1893 ^ 5-26-1893
Mains Vincent I, 69, died of a massive coronary at McCray Hospital Saturday. A lifetime area resident, he made his late home at 320 N. Main St., Kendallville. For 10 years he managed Mains’ Photography Store, 320 N. Main St., and prior to that had been a chemist for the General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne. He married Ruth E. Weaver in Kendallville on Nov. 23, 1937. He was born in Kendallville on Oct. 15, 1907, the son of Willder and Edith (Whetsel) Mains, and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, David, Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Mrs. George (Nancy) Steckley, Galesburg, Ill.; four grandchildren. Funeral at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Makemson Ireney who resided near Ligonier died Jan. 6, 1875 in the 49th year of her age of lung fever while on a visit to her daughter’s place at Swan. Her remains were taken the same day to Ligonier for interment. Albion New Era 1-14-1875
Malcolm Bernice L, 85, a rural Huntertown resident, died April 7, 2001 at her residence in Eel River Twp. She was born north of Churubusco on August 10, 1915, a daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Burns) Maloney. On August 26, 1933 she married Ralph S. Malcolm in Fort Wayne. He died April 22, 1991. She lived all of her married life on the family farm northwest of Huntertown. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church . Surviving are 5 sons, Richard and wife Ruth of Butler, David of Fort Wayne, Joe and wife Patti of Huntertown, and Kenneth and wife Jean, and Raymond and wife Pat of LaOtto; 3 daughters, Mary E and husband Jon Smith of Fort Wayne, Theresa and husband Kent Rivir of LaOtto, and Barbara and husband Tim Richardson of Huntertown; 3 brothers, James and wife Ruth Maloney of Fort Wayne, Paul and wife Yvonne Maloney of Auburn, and Ralph and wife Betty Maloney of Amarillo, Texas; and a sister, Jane and husband Walt Mertz of Fort Wayne; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also deceased are a grandson, Joseph Phillip Malcolm; 2 daughters-in-law, Maraquita and Beverly Malcolm; 2 brothers, Gerald "Casey" and John "Jack" Maloney; and a sister, Helen Maloney. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at St. Vincent dePaul Church. ~ 4-19-2001
Malcolm Phyllis M, 59, Churubusco, died Friday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, she had retired in 1982 after 15 years with Electric Motors & Specialties in Garrett. Surviving are her husband, John "Hank"; five sons, Alan, Michael and Brian, Churubusco, Jerry of Miami, FL, and John of Normal, IL; three daughters, Karen VonGuten, Churubusco, Jean Aylesworth, Miami, FL, and Marcia, at home; a brother, Paul Sible, Avilla; and a sister, Lois Phares of Elkhart. Services Monday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-6-1983
Maldeney Robert F, 68, of Wolcottville, died May 7, 2013. He was born July 2, 1944 in Fort Wayne to Francis and Helen (Youtsey) Maldeney. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne and received a bachelor's degree from Midwestern College. On May 18, 1963 he married Sandra Hechler in Fort Wayne. He worked at CTS corporation for 25 years before becoming part owener of Global Tool & Automoation. He retired at age 59. He was a member of St. Gaspar Church in Rome City. Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Robert (Tammy) Maldeney II of Fort Wayne and Todd (Linda) Maldeney of Fort Wayne; 2 granddaughters, Shannon Maldeney and Hannah Grimes; 2 grandsons, Alexander and Logan Maldeney; a sister, Shiley (Les) Kerr of Fort Myers, Fl; and a brother, Bernard (Diane) Maldeney of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Sharon Aker and Barbara Hogan. Memorial mass May 25 in St. Gaspar Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 5-22-2013
Malick Richard Eugene, 57, of R. 3, Wolcottville, died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Anderson March 31, 1931, the son of Ross and Thelma (Gray) Malick. On Nov. 24, 1955 in Muncie he married Alice Potts. He had lived in Allen County 24 years before moving to Wolcottville. He had been employed as an industrial illustrator for Navistar for 27 years, retiring in 1987. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Society of Engineering Employees. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Timothy and Steven of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Frances of San Francisco, and Mary Jane Stinson of Anderson; three brothers, Joseph of Noblesville, Harvey and Ross Jr. of Anderson; and two grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-25-1989
Mallahan - Infant child of Charles Mallahan of Swan was buried Saturday. ~ 1-14-1897
Malle William "Bill", 66, of R. 1, Rome City, died from heart failure in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, today. He was born Sept. 18, 1916 in Rome City to William and Gladys (Baughman) Malle. On Nov. 23, 1938 in Waterloo he married Marcelle Dangler. A retired employee of Dana Corp. on Auburn, he had resided in Waterloo 19 years before moving to his present address. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mary of R. 1, Wawaka; a son, Tom of Wawaka; and three grandchildren. Services Friday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-6-1983
Mallery Bernard, 85, of Wawaka, died April 1, 2010 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. He was born in Glover Gap, W.Va. on Oct 29, 19024 to Norval and Nettie Mallery. Surviving are a sister, Millie Dougherty of N.C.; and a brother, Glen Mallery of Radford, Va. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lester, Boyd and Rex Mallery. Graveside services Friday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-2-2010
Malley Margaret D, 81, of Rome City, died Sunday in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., while visiting in that city. A native of Pennsylvania, she had lived in Lima, Ohio before moving to Rome City. She was a registered nurse. Her husband, Walter P., died in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Margaret Ann) Way of Rome City; two sisters, Grace Devroude of Pittsburgh and Carolyn Reid of Clearwater, Fla.; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Hogenkamp-Murphy Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio. + 12-6-1988
Mallon Elizabeth, daughter of John Wolf and wife, was born at North Webster, Kosciusko County, Ind. Aug. 27, 1865; died at her late home on May 31, 1926, aged 60 years, 9 months and 4 days. She married Wesley Mallon Dec. 24, 1891. They had one child, Irene. When coming into the Mallon home there were six, of which she took the place of their mother. She was a member of the U. B. Church of Albion. She leaves the husband; daughter, Mrs. Irene Knope, husband and son, Kenneth, Paul who lived in the Mallon home, seven step-children, (three preceded her in death), William of Syracuse, Frank of New York City, Mrs. Milton Spiker of Topeka and Mrs. T. K. Warner of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. John Hamon of North Webster, Mrs. Will Angle of Fort Wayne, a twin sister, Mrs. Navada Pontius, Cedar, Minn., Frank and Enos of Wolf Lake, Alfred of North Webster. Funeral at the home June 2. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 5-?-1926
Mallon Fred Edward, son of Frank and Annette Mallon, was born in Grass Lake, Mich., Oct. 28, 1875, and died in Richmond, Ind. May 4, 1931, at the age of 55 years, 7 months and 6 days. On June 20, 1906 he married Phoebe Fulk, whose death occurred on June 6, 1928. They had five children, Laura, Frona, Clara, Francis and James. He is survived by his mother and sister, Mrs. Nellie Lee of Grass Lake, and the children. Funeral at Churubusco. + 5-4-1931
Mallon James M "Jim", 87, Huntertown, died June 18, 2000 in Wynona Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. He was an insurance adjuster for Indiana Lumbermen's Insurance Co. of Indianapolis for 12 years, retiring in 1973. He formerly lived in Huntertown and lived in Indianapolis for the past 2 years. He graduated from LaOtto High School in 1931. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine and Kendallville Elks Lodge 1194. He was born April 8, 1913 in LaOtto to Fred and Phoebe (Fulk) Mallon. He married Estelle Kelley in 1952 in Madison, Ind., and she preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Jim of Indianapolis; and 2 grandchildren, Mary Katherine and James III Mallon, both of Indianapolis. Three sisters, Clara Cook, Frona Whan and Laura Leiter; and one brother, Frank, preceded him in death. Graveside services in Ege Cemetery. ~ 6-29-2000
Mallon O Frank, 82, died Saturday in Betz Nursing home at Auburn. He retired in 1971 with 26 years of service as an insurance adjuster for Associates Investment Co. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Auburn, Kendallville VFW Post 2749 and American Legion Post 86. He served on the Kendallville city council 1968-1971 and was also a member of the city's board of works. He was born Feb. 28, 1911 in LaOtto to Fred and Phoebe (Fulk) Mallon. He married Stella M. Starr on Aug. 17, 1940 in Ege. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Nancy J. Taylor of Auburn; a brother, James of Huntertown; a sister, Laura Leiter of LaOtto; 2 grandchildren, Chris Taylor and Leslye Yarde; and 2 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Frona Whan and Clara Cook, preceded him in death. A Mass of the Resurrection will be said Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. + 11-13-1993
Mallon Phoebe Ethel, 44, who received a broken back when the car in which she was riding was struck from the rear by a motorcycle driven by Jessie Diffendarfer on a road near Green Center June 3, died at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne Thursday. She was born in Noble County on Nov. 1, 1883, the daughter of Oliver and Laura Applegate Fulk. On June 20, 1906 she married Fred Mallon. Surviving are her husband; children, Laura, Frona, Francis, James and Clara; a brother, Charles of New York; and a sister, Mrs. C. A. Paulin of Terre Haute. For several years she and her sister conducted the store at Ege, following the death of her father, who formerly owned the store. Funeral at the home at Ege Friday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 6-14-1928
Mallon Stella M, 80, died Nov. 22 in DeKalb Hospital. She lived in Auburn and formerly had lived in Kendallville. She was a school nurse and teacher in the Kendallville public schools and was a psychometrist for East Noble School Corp. She was a former member of BPW. She was a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing, Indiana University, and St. Francis College. She was born April 29, 1915 in Fort Wayne to David R. and Mary H. (Lynch) Starr. She married O. Frank Mallon on Aug. 17, 1940 in Ege. He died Nov. 13, 1993. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy J. (Mrs. Craig) Taylor of Auburn; 3 brothers, Jack, B. J. and Don of Wooster, Ohio; and 2 sisters, Agnes E. Lawyer of Dallas, Texas, and Irene L. Eicher of Wooster; 2 grandchildren, Chris S. Taylor of Indianapolis and Leslye Yarde of Fort Wayne; and 2 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Services in Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 12-7-1995
Mallon Wesley B, aged 80 years and 6 months, died at his home in Albion Wednesday. Death was caused by heart trouble. He was born Feb. 22, 1848 at LaGrange, and died at his home Aug. 22, 1928. His early life was spent in LaGrange and in and around Topeka. He married Mary Ellen Gray in 1871 and they had seven children, of which three of them and the wife preceded him in death. On Dec. 24, 1891 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Wolf and they had one daughter, Irene. He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel, later transferring his membership to the U. B. Church. He was a member of the K of P Lodge of North Webster. He had been a resident of Noble County for the past 20 years and had lived in Albion the past year. He is survived by five children, Frank of New York, William of Syracuse, Mrs. Tom Warner of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Zula Speicher of Topeka, and Irene at home; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Mae) Sessler of Muncie. Funeral at the house. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 8-?-1928
Mallon Will, 28, sick 19 months with consumption, died. All his life had been spent in this place only while engaged at telegraphing in some other town. + No date
Malone Ivan R, 64, died March 11, 1995 in his Ligonier residence. He was born July 28, 1930 in Ligonier to Roy and Ramona (Lewis) Malone. On Feb. 3, 1952 in Wolcottville he married Elizabeth Bullock. An electrician, he owned and operated Malone Electric Service since 1978. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a 1948 graduate of Rome City High School. He was a member of Peoples Bible Church in Benton. Surviving are his wife; a son, Ray of Warwick, N.Y.; 4 daughters, Mae Malone of Springfield, Ill., Kathryn Freeman of Middleville, Mich., Anna Stevenson of Anderson and Mary Clark of Wakarusa; a sister, Gertrude Lucas of Bethesda, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral at Peoples Bible Church, Benton. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. + 3-11-1995
Malone Lawrence Mrs, 70, of Milford, was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident. She and her family formerly were in the United Telephone Co. offices in Cromwell where she is the chief operator and her husband was lineman in the area. The accident occurred at the intersection of State Road 15 and the Waubee Lake Road a mile and one-half south of Milford. Funeral Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw. + 11-?-1952
Malone Roy J, 87, of Ligonier was dead on arrival at Goshen Hospital as a result of injuries received from an auto accident north of Millersburg. He was born May 7, 1896 in Benton to Alfred A. and Lizzie A. (Pratt) Malone. He married Ramona Houghton who died in 1965. He moved to Ligonier from Wolcottville in 1929. He was a retired farmer and a WW I Army veteran. He was a member of the People’s Bible Church of Benton, the Kendallville VFW Post 2749, the Stone’s Trace Historical Society and Ligonier Senior Citizens’ Club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Gertrude) Lucas of Bethesda, Ohio; a son, Ivan of Ligonier; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 7-3-1983
Malone Sarah - The Shiloh, Ohio Gleaner has the following mention of the demise of the mother of Mrs. Mary Messenger of this place: Sarah Downend, wife of Thomas Malone, was born Aug. 9, 1834 in Plymouth Twp, Richland County, and died April 19, 1890, aged 56 years, 7 months, 8 days. She was married to Thomas Malone Dec. 25, 1854. She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom remain. She joined the M.E. Church at Mt. Pleasant in 1877. ~ 5-20-1890
Malone Thomas "Pat", 58, died Sunday at his Kendallville home. He was born Aug. 21, 1940 in East Chicago to Thomas and Anna Marie (Barnard) Malone. He married Nancy A. Neubauer on July 17, 1965 in Detroit, Mich. He had served 32 years as a member of the Indiana State Police force, retiring in 1996. He recently had been employed for the Indiana State Police as a civilian drug-fire technician. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and F&AM Lodge 276, both in Kendallville, and the State Police Alliance. Surviving are his wife; his mother in Crystal Falls, Mich.; 2 sons, John E. of Kendallville and Steven P. of Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert of Hammond; and a sister, Luanne Slacanin of Griffith. Services Friday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-4-1999
Maloney Billy Leroy, 62, died Oct. 3, 2000 in the V.A. Hospital in Marion from complications from a stroke. He was born March 27, 1938 in Cromwell to Oda Motre and Minnie Opal (Kalb) Maloney. On Oct. 7, 1993 in Iona, Mich. he married Alice Faye Bishop. He was a production worker at Dana Corp; a U. S. Army veteran; a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine; VFW Post in Churubusco and Eagles Lodge of Columbia City. He attended Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother; his wife; 2 sons, Scott and Jeffery of Colorado; a daughter, Shelley Zawacki of Chicago; 2 stepdaughters (end of clipping) + 10-4-2000
Maloney Catherine died Feb. 15 at her home at Ege in Swan Twp and the funeral was held Wednesday. She was about 80 years of age. ~2-25-1892
Maloney Etta, 76, died Tuesday at her home in York Twp. A member of the United Brethren Church, she was the widow of Robert Maloney who died in 1925. A resident of here during the past 25 years, she and her husband moved here from Garrett. Funeral at the United Brethren Church Friday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1941
Maloney Fredricca was born in Garrett, Ind. March 1, 1881, the daughter of Charles and Augusta (Zoteman) Peters, and died at her home in York Twp July 11, 1934, being 53 years 4 months and 10 days of age. There were 4 children in the family, three girls and one boy. The two sisters and the father have died. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Silas Reasoner; and the brother, Will, both of Auburn; three stepbrothers, one stepsister and three half-brothers. In 1912 she was married to William Maloney. Funeral Friday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1934
Maloney Mariah, 74, widow of the late John Maloney, died at her home Sunday from a heart attack. She was born in Allen County 74 years ago to Adam and Esther Hull, deceased. On March 6, 1866 she was married to her now deceased husband, and the following children were born, James and William at home, Mrs. O. D. Grawcock, Mrs. J. F. Mason, Mrs. S. J. Winters, and John. There are three brothers and one sister, namely, Peter, Judson and Henry Hull, and Mrs. Joseph Madden. She was a member of the Ege Catholic Church where funeral was held Wednesday. Burial, Church Cemetery. + 2-20-1921
Maloney Mark was born Oct. 5, 1964 in Columbia City to Edward and Cherry Owen Maloney. He was a senior at West Noble High School. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Mrs. Tim (Lori) Mehl, Ligonier, and Amy at home. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + No date
Maloney Martha, a former resident of the Albion vicinity, died at her home in Garrett. She was brought to Albion for burial. Funeral was at the M. E. Church. She was past 80 years of age and until 3 months ago had made her home south of Albion. She leaves 2 daughters, Miss Rebecca of Albion and Mrs. Elizabeth Proughton in Kansas, 2 sons, Robert of Garrett and Joseph in Texas. ^ 1-18-1911
Maloney Minnie O, 82, died Feb. 19, 2002 at her home. She was a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church. She was born March 29, 1919 in Middletown, Ohio to Shirley and Julia (Jones) Kalb. She married Oda Motre Maloney in 1935 and he died in 1971. A son, Billie; a brother, Kenneth Kalb; a sister, Ollie Miller; and a grandson, Mark, are also deceased. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Betty Maloney of Kimmell and Edward and Monica Maloney of Columbia City; and 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Jean and Everett Speaker of Harper Lake, Virginia Sutton of Kimmell and Phyllis and Don Chapman of Wolf Lake; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Wayne Reed of Kimmell and Sue and Dean Mock of Elkhart; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-19-2002
Maloney Oda, about 64, a resident of Wolf Lake since 1955, was pronounced dead on arrival at Whitley County Hospital May 10, 1971, after having suffered a heart attack. He was an employee of the Weatherhead Co. in Columbia City and was a native of Jackson, Ky. He was born on April 21, 1907 and was married to Minnie Kalb in Albion Sept. 9, 1935. He was a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Everett Speaker of Cromwell, Mrs. Danny Sutton of Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Don Chapman of Albion; three sons, Bill of Columbia City, Bob of Fort Wayne, and Edward of Kimmell; two sisters; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1971
Maloney Richard L, 78, of rural Churubusco, died June 1, 2006 at his home. He was born in Eel River Twp on August 1, 1927, a son of William C. and Anna (Riecke) Maloney, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1945. He married Marilyn L. Gump July 28, 1951. They lived on the Maloney family farm, where he was born, the past 41 years. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Mary Lou (Bill) Arnold and Donna (Dave) Crowl of Fort Wayne, Karen Fitch and Bev (Shane) Rodocker of Huntertown; sisters, Rose Maher and Jean (Marlow) Gump of Fort Wayne and Barbara (Bob) Wood of Columbia City; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Bill, in 2002; brother, Billy; and sisters, Betty Ann Carsten and Sharon Woods. A machinist with Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne, he retired in 1990 and was also engaged in farming. He was a member of Knight of Columbus of Garrett, and St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco, where Mass of Christian Burial was held. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 6-15-2002
Maloney Robert, son of William and Sarah Matilda Maloney, was born in Richland County, O., Jan. 19, 1858, and died May 1, 1925, having reached the age of 67 years, 3 months and 12 days. On Aug. 28, 1886 he married Etta Morrical and they had two children, a son, William, and a daughter, Nellie. He moved from Ohio with his parents to near Albion when a child and esteemed this community his home. He commenced railroading on the B&O in 1889, spending 30 years as a railroader. During this time he resided in Garrett. When his health became impaired, he and his wife moved on the little farm west of Albion. Death occurred on the railroad tracks in which he had given the best of his life and toil. He leaves the wife; son, William of Crete, Ill.; daughter, Mrs. Nellie Zimmerman of Huntertown; one brother, Joe of Los Angeles, Cal.; a sister, Rebecca of Garrett; one granddaughter, Helen E. Zimmerman; three nephews, one Shirley Maloney was with him when stricken; and two nieces. + 5-?-1925
Maloney Sally Jo, 37, Kendallville, a teacher in the East Noble School Corporation, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. She was born April 24, 1945 in Valparaiso to Curtis and Judith (Burcaw) Rathburn. She had been a physical education teacher in Kendallville the past 6 years, having previously taught in Auburn. Surviving are her parents in Angola; a daughter, Keri Ann 11, at home; a sister, Susan Jacobsen of Seattle, Wash.; and a brother, William of Angola. Arrangements pending at Ballard and Shirey Funeral Home, Middletown. + 2-27-1983
Maloney William C, 37, died Sept. 16, 2002 at his Eel River Twp residence. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1983 and worked for Cuna Water Conditioning in Churubusco for 20 years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Churubusco. He was born Feb. 6, 1965 in Noble County to Richard L. and Marilyn (Gump) Maloney. He married Nancy Fitzwater on July 30. Surviving are his wife; his parents; 2 sons, Logan and Mitchel of Arcola; 4 stepchildren; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and William Arnold and Donna and Dave Crowl of Fort Wayne, Karen and Larry Fitch and Bev and Shane Rodocker of Huntertown. Services Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 9-17-2002
Malony Edwin M, 85, Albion, died Wednesday (d. 1-8-1975) in McCray Hospital. He was born July 22, 1889 in Albion to Charles W. and Lillian (Squier) Malony. He retired from the water and light department in Albion in 1954. Surviving are his wife, Lera (Shew) Malony; a son Walter, Albion; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Walburn, Franklin Furnace, Ohio. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
Malony Francis C, 77, one of Avilla’s citizens, died May 4 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. He was born Jan. 8, 1843 in Richland County, Ohio. He was reared on a farm in the home of his parents, Robert and Jemima Cornwall Malony. He began the study of medicine in 1863, graduating from the University of Wooster, Cleveland, in 1866. That year he came to Noble County, locating in Cromwell where he began prac6ticing medicine. Leaving Cromwell, he came to Avilla, where the remainder of his life was spent - 50 years. On May 20, 1869 he married Rebecca Hadley of Richland County, Ohio. They had one son, Roderic S., who with the widow survives. A foster brother, Bartley F. Maywood of Lafayette, Ind. also survives. Funeral from the residence May 6. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-12-1920
Malony Harriet, wife of Dr. R. S. Malony, died at the family home in Albion yesterday. Funeral will be Friday from the late home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. The casket will be opened at the grave. She was born Aug. 17, 1870 in Allen Twp and had always been a resident of this community. Her father, the late Joseph S. Conlogue, was formerly editor of the Kendallville Standard and was one of the organizers of the Eastern Indiana Agricultural Association. For a number of years she was employed in the Standard office as bookkeeper and proof reader. She was graduated from Kendallville High School and then took a musical and business course at Oberlin College. She had made Kendallville her home until her marriage to Dr. Malony 12 years ago.
Malony Lera, 82, Albion, died Friday (d.6-11-1976) in McCray Hospital. She was born May 6, 1894 in Albion to William and Emma (Frazure) Shew. She was married May 25, 1917 in Albion to Edwin Malony who died in Jan. 1975. She was a lifelong resident of Albion. Survivors include one son, Walter, Albion. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1976
Malony Lillian D (Squier), 69, was born in Jefferson Twp April 5, 1858 and died at a hospital in Fort Wayne March 20, 1927. She married Walter Malony Dec. 5, 1877. He died 34 years ago. She and son Shirley had spent the winter with her daughters in Fort Wayne. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Jopp and Mrs. Bertha Speckien of Fort Wayne; and two sons, Edward and Shirley of Albion. Funeral at the local M. E. Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 3-?-1927
Malony Rebecca, 76, died Thursday at the country home near Avilla of senility and paralysis. She had spent her entire life except the last two years near Albion. Her nearest survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Ethel Jopp and Mrs. Bertha Speckien of Fort Wayne; a niece on the west coast; and two nephews, Ed and Shirley Malony of this city. Funeral Sunday at United Brethren Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1931
Malony Robert, father of Dr. F. C. Malony, died at his home in Avilla April 4. He was born at Carlisle, Pa. July 29, 1816 and was 72 years, 8 months and 15 days old. Funeral at the Evangelical Church in Avilla Monday. ^ 4-19-1889
Malony Roderic S, about 75, former Albionite, died at Butler, Ind. of a heart attack. Funeral was Monday at a Butler funeral home, followed by interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Kendallville. He was a graduate of the Rush College of Dental Surgery of Chicago. He died at the home of Mrs. W. A. Fox in Butler. He was a graduate of the high school at Avilla where he was born on Jan. 11, 1871 to Dr. F. C. and Rebecca Hadley Malony. For many years he practiced his profession in Albion. He was twice married, first in 1909 to Harriet Virginia Conlogue, who died Oct. 18, 1921, and then in 1934 to Josephine Bryant of near Butler, who survives. + 5-?-1946
Malony Shirley, lifelong resident of Albion, died Monday at the hospital at Newcastle, following several years of illness. Services were Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are one brother, Edwin of Albion; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Jopp and Mrs. Abram Speckien, both of Fort Wayne. + 6-?-1943
Malony Walter E, 84, of Albion, died July 18, 2003 at the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne. On Aug. 13, 1918 in Albion he was born to Edwin M. and Lera (Shew) Malony. He married Fay Wilson on Sept. 8, 1978. He was executive vice president of Albion National Bank from 1940 to 1984. A 1936 salutatorian of Albion High School, he was a 1940 graduate with distinction of Manchester College. A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, he was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion , former member of Albion Rotary Club, and member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife and 2 stepchildren. Services Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 7-20-2003
Maloon Grover C, 87, of 209 E. Williams St., died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Born in Union City, Ohio, June 7, 1892, the son of William and Mary (Taylor) Maloon, he married Irma M. Jarvis May 29, 1925 in Indianapolis. He came to Kendallville in June 1941, having lived in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. He was a retired salesman and a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville Masonic Lodge No. 276, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. William D. (Patricia) Ammon of San Diego, Calif.; a son, Dr. James R. of Vernon Hills, Ill.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1980
Maloon Irma M, 92, died March 25 in San Diego, Calif., where she had lived since 1982. She was born Dec. 19, 1898 in Cross Plains, the daughter of Smith and Marietta (Lemon) Jarvis. She married Grover C. "Mac" Maloon, who died in 1982. She worked in Kendallville as a milliner in Rimmel Hat Shop. She was a member of Delphian Club, Eastern Star, White Shrine, and United Methodist Women. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ammon of San Diego; a son, James of Sparks, Nev.; and 2 grandchildren. Graveside services June 30 at Lake View Cemetery. + 3-25-1991
Malott EvaBelle, 67, died Dec. 9, 2002 in Florida South Hospital in Orlando, Fla. She was born in Noble County on Oct. 31, 1935 to Elvie and Sarah (Kimmel) Owen. She married Herbert F. Malott in Merriam on Jan. 25, 1957. She was an admitting clerk at LaGrange Hospital for 20 years and was a member of Kendallville VFW Auxiliary and LaGrange American Legion Post 215 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Ricardo Villasenor of LaGrange; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Reese Malott of LaGrange; and 2 grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one brother and one sister. Services Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. ^ 12-18-2002
Maltby William W died May 14, aged 61 years, 4 months and 14 days at Johnson County, Kansas. He had a wife, two sons and two daughters who have just grown into manhood and womanhood. He was a resident of Ligonier and vicinity about ten years. He was engaged in the hardware business. He took an active part in 1861 to provide money and men to put down the rebellion. He was twice elected to the Legislature of his state as representative and once as senator. + No date
Mamerow Louisa Dorthea, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Mamerow, was born July 1, 1868; died Aug. 15, aged 25 years 1 month and 14 days. Her parents came from Germany in 1836. She was born in Wayne Twp almost in sight of the cemetery where her remains now rest. She was one of a family of 8 children. Two of the oldest, a brother and sister, preceded her in death. Funeral Aug. 16 at Weston Chapel in German and in English. Burial, cemetery nearby. ^ 8-25-1893
Mamerow Maria Elizabeth, living one-half mile east of Weston Chapel, died Monday. Funeral Wednesday at Weston Chapel. Burial, Weston Cemetery. ^ 2-14-1902
Manahan Frederick A, 77, of The Villages, Florida, and formerly of Kendallville died May 8, 2012 in The Villages Hospital in Florida. He graduated from Defiance High School, Defiance, Ohio, in 1952. He attended Defiance College and graduated in 1956 from Ashland College with a degree in Business He was a U.S. Army veteran and served a number of years in the Army Reserves. Fred began working in radio as an announcer while still in high school. He worked for a short time for a Toldeo, Ohio, radio station before moving to Kendallville where he was one of the original owners of WAWK radio. He eventually became the sole owner of WAWK and WAWK-FM. He also served as President of Noble TV before selling both businesses. He was an active member of the Kendallville community. He was Past President of the Kendallville Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Noble County Community Foundation, and the Kendallville Jaycees. He also served as district and state officer in the Jaycees. He was a former member of the Kendallville City Council and Board of Works, Past President and eight year member of the North Conference Trustees for the United Methodist Church. He was a board member of the Kendallville Factory Sites, Kendallville Bank & Trust Company, and the Bashor Home. He served a number of years on the board of Provena Sacred Heart Home, including three years as chairman. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville where he served as business manager for a number of years. He also served in several other positions within the church, including Lay Delegate. Fred was a charter member of New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, Florida, where he served as a Stephen Ministry leader. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Elks Lodge.  He was born September 15, 1934, in Defiance, Ohio, to William and Veda (Goodwin) Manahan. On June 17, 1956, in Defiance, Ohio, he married Madilyn Parker. She died November 9, 1995. He then married Irene Sayles on December 28, 1996. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Fred Meyers of Lebanon; a son, Mitchell “Mitch” Manahan of Birmingham, Michigan; 2 stepchildren; a grandson, Wes Meyers; 2 granddaughters, Breken Manahan and Felecia Ott. He was also preceded in death by a son, Martin Manahan on November 11, 2010. Memorial service May 30 in Trinity Church United Methodist. ^ 5-11-2012
Manahan Martin C, 50, of Avilla, died unexpectedly Nov. 11, 2010 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a 1978 grduate of East Noble High School and owned and operated Lawnscape of Avilla. He was a member of American Legion Post 86 Sons of the Legion in Kendallville and the Eagles Lodge. He was born April 8, 1960 in Kendallville to Fred and Madilyn (Parker) Manahan. On Oct. 17, 1981 in Kendallville he married Amie Gaff. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Brekan Manahan of Wawaka and Felecia and Derrick Ott of NC.; his father and stepmother of The Villages, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Marla and Fred Meyers of Lebanon; a brother, Mitchell T. of Detroit, Mich. He was preceded in death by his mother on Nov. 9, 1995. Funeral Nov. 14 in Crosspointe Family Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-13-2010
Maney Gayle H, 96, R. 3, Wolcottville, died Thursday at McCray Hospital. He lived at Adams Lake for 36 years, moving from Fort Wayne. He was a retired engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad where he worked for 43 years. He was born in Columbia City on July 22, 1893 to John and Lila (Moorhead) Maney. He was married Sept. 6, 1917 to Adah Wilson. He was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 47 in Fort Wayne, the Brotherhood of Engineers with the Pennsylvania Railroad and the BOLC. He was a WW I veteran. Surviving are his wife; one nephew, John Maney of Van Wert, Ohio. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Sunday at Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio. + 12-19-1989
Mangan Frances died Thursday after an illness since Monday of diphtheria. She was born June 25, 1922 in Noble County, the daughter of Patrick and Jennie Latimer Mangan. At her death she was aged 2 years, 7 months and 25 days. She is survived by the parents; three brothers and sisters, Mary 11, Martha 9 and John 5. + 2-?-1925
Mangan John P, 73, died Friday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born Jan. 27, 1920 in Albion to Patrick and Jennie (Latimer) Mangan. On Aug. 28, 1943 in Yoder he married Marjorie F. Trimmer. He was a 1938 graduate of Wolf Lake High School and retired from General Electric Co. in 1976 after 34 years of service. He was also a grain and general farmer. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albion and Knights of Columbus. Surviving are 4 sons, Michael J. of Summerville, S.C., Steven J. of Albion, Thomas P. of Wolf Lake and Mark F. of Pleasant Lake; a sister, Martha Ott of Albion; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis and a sister, Mary. Funeral today in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-30-1993
Mangan Mary, 48, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Mangan, died Wednesday in Whitley County Hospital. She was born in Noble County February 16, 1914, the daughter of Patrick and Jennie Mangan. Her father preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City. Surviving are her mother; one brother, John, of Noble Twp; and one sister, Mrs. Ray (Martha) Ott, Albion. Services in St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church. Burial in the church cemetery. ~ 3-1-1962 + 2-?-1962
Mangan Patrick, aged 79 years, 5 months and 13 days, died Aug. 20, 1949 at his home in Noble Twp following a severe heart attack. He was born near West Liberty, Ohio and first located in White County, Indiana. He came to Noble County about 40 years ago. He is survived by the widow, the former Miss Sarah Jane Latimer; two daughters, Miss Mary and Miss Martha at home; one son, John P. of Columbia City; one grandson Michael John of Columbia City; three brothers, Thomas and John of Noble Twp, and Martin of White County; one sister, Miss Elizabeth of White County. Funeral at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City Tuesday. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Columbia City. + 8-?-1949
Mangan Thomas, about 82, of R. 4, Albion, died Dec. 15, 1956. Before moving to Noble County, he was a resident of White County. Surviving are two brothers, John of Noble County, and Martin of White County. Requiem high mass was celebrated Monday in St. Paul of the Holy Cross Catholic Church, of which he was a member. Burial, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. + 12-?-1956
Mangona Steve A, 61, of rural Kendallville, died unexpectedly on May 23, 2010 at Loyola University Hospital, Maywood, Ill., due to an industrial accident at the Unilever Hammond plant in Hammond, Ind. He was born Nov. 4, 1948 in Fort Wayne to Frank and Lois Mangona. He was a member of the St. Mary's Church in Avilla and worked for Unilever the past 2 years. He is survived by his mother; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Vincent and Meggan Mangona of Avilla, Anthony and Tiffny Mangona of Huntington, and Benjamin Mangona of Sacramento, Calif.; 5 grandchildren, Ana Willard, Jordin and Kendra Mangona, Kynadee Burnham and Dylan Brothers; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Spears of Angola, Mary and Robert Stark and Patty and Pat Kiel, all of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his father. Mass of Christian Burial, May 28, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla. ^ 5-27-2010
Mangus Elaine J, 52, died Friday in her home, R. 1, Kimmell. She was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Battle Creek, Mich., a daughter of William and Ilda (Beary) Claxton, and was married Dec. 15, 1946 in EUB Church parsonage, Churubusco, to Roy Mangus. He died March 11, 1977. She was a member of the Kimmell United Methodist Church, New Yorkers Home Demonstration Club and Bashor Home Auxiliary. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Vicki) Marsh, R. 1, Kimmell, and Marilyn and Susan at home; a son, Jerry, Ligonier; a sister, Betty Thompson, Battle Creek; a brother, William, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1978
Mangus Ina Bowers, 86, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Saturday in South Bend Hospital. Born July 1, 1893 in St. Joseph County, she was the daughter of Isiah and Charlotte (Mangus) Bickel. She married John Bowers who died April 14, 1965. On Feb. 4, 1967 she married Russell Mangus. She had lived in the Kimmell community the past 13 years. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Corl of South Bend and Mrs. Lucile Six of North Liberty; 4 stepdaughters, Mrs. Sven Osterlund of R. 1, Albion, Mrs. Duane Sacket of Lapeer, Mich., Mrs. Walter Winebrenner of Hastings, Mich., and Mrs. Marvin Bales of Cridersville, Ohio; a son, John Bowers of Wakarusa; a stepson, James Mangus of R. 1, Albion; a sister, Mrs. Rose Surface of Manchester, Ky.; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, West Lawn Cemetery, North Liberty. + 1-?-1980
Mangus James A, 91, of rural Albion, died July 2, 2010 at his residence. He was born in North Liberty, Ind. on March 16, 1919 to Russell and Mary (Blough) Mangus. On April 26, 1947 in Massillon, Ohio, he married Doris Rohr. He was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Albion and American Legion Post 246. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Rebecca Mangus, Barbara and David Middleton, and Sharon Strater, all of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren, Erin Strater, Kevin and Tracy Strater, Kristi and David Stroder, Matthew Middleton and Steve Middleton; 5 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Lauren and Aiden Stroder, Kalen and Samuel Strater; and 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Walter Winebrenner, Mary and Gene Bales and Violet and Duane Sackett. A son, Steve, a sister, Olive Osterlund, and a brother, Roy, preceded him in death. Mass of Christian Burial July 5 at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-4-2010
Mangus Mary Jane died Jan. 25, 1966. She was born April 12, 1889 in Kosciusko County. She married Russell E. Mangus on March 9, 1916. They had six children, Mrs. S. G. Osterlund of Antioch, Ill., James A. of Albion, Mrs. Duane R. Sackett of Lapeer, Mich., Roy of Kimmell, Mrs. Walter W. Winebrenner of Hastings, Mich., and Mrs. Marion E. Bales of Cridersville, Ohio; 24 grandchildren. She was buried Jan. 27, 1966 in Sparta Cemetery. Funeral at Ligonier EUB Church. + 1-?-1966
Mangus Rebecca A, 62, of Fort Wayne, died July 29, 2010 at Parkview Noble Hospital Emergency Room. She was born in Wolf Lake on January 15, 1948, the daughter of James A. and Doris M.(Rohr) Mangus. She was a teacher at ITT College in Fort Wayne for 16 years and retired in 2005. Surviving are her mother, Doris M. Mangus of Albion; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara and Dave Middleton of Fort Wayne, and Sharon Strater of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her father, James A. Mangus on July 2, 2010, a brother, Steven Mangus. Funeral August 2, 2010 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. ^ 7-31-2010
Mangus Roy B, 52, R. 1 Kimmell, died Friday (d.3-11-1977) in Bluffton Clinic. He was born June 16, 1925 in North Liberty to Russell E. and Mary (Blough) Mangus. He married Elaine J. Claxton on Dec. 15, 1946 in Churubusco. He had been a Kimmell resident since 1939 after moving here from North Liberty. He was a farmer, a member of the United Methodist Church and Noble County Holstein Dairy Association. Surviving are his father, R. 1, Kimmell; his wife; three daughters, Mrs. John (Vicki) March, R. 1, Kimmell, Marilyn and Susan at home; one son, Jerry, R. 1, Cromwell; four sisters, Mrs. Duane (Violet) Sackett, Mich., Mrs. Sven (Olive) Osterland and Mrs. Walter (Laura) Winebrenner, R. 1, Albion, and Mrs. Gene (Mary Ann) Bales, Cridersville, Ohio; one brother, James, R. 1, Albion; and two grandchildren. Services Monday in Kimmell United Methodist Church. + 3-?-1977
Mangus Russell E, 89, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Wednesday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Ligonier. Born May 26, 1894 in St. Joseph County, he was the son of Albert and Della (Houser) Mangus. He married Mary Blough who died in 1966. He then married Ina Bowers who died in 1980. A farmer, he had resided in Noble County 43 years and was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Olive Marie Osterlund of Albion, Violet Sackett of Lapeer, Mich., Laura Winebrenner of Hastings, Mich., and Mary Bales of Cridersville, Ohio; a son, James of Albion; 2 stepchildren; 26 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. A son, Roy, one brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Friday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-31-1983
Mangus Steven, 9-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mangus of R. 1, Albion, died June 16, 1964 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from leukemia. Surviving are the parents; three sisters, Becky, Barbara and Sharon at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mangus of R. 1, Kimmell, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roher of Massillon, Ohio. Funeral Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1940
Mankowski Hazel M, 98, died April 14, 2004 at Provena Sacred Heart Home at Avilla. She was a member of Garrett Eagles Auxiliary and Garrett United Methodist Women. She was born March 22, 1906 in LaGrange to Jesse E. and Ora E. (Jimerson) Foster. On July 10, 1924 in Coldwater, Mich., she married Michael Mankowski. He died March 31, 1982. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Allen Haney of Kendallville and Margaret and Richard Schemehorn of Wolcottville; a brother, Frank Foster of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Mike Haney and Bruce Schemehorn; 3 granddaughters, Tina Armstrong, Tisa Ladd and Cheryl Cook; 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Foster; a granddaughter, Paula Haney; and a great-grandson, Mark Haney. Services Saturday at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-15-2004
Mann Elda L, 77, Ligonier, died Sunday at Fountainview Place Nursing Home, Goshen. Born May 29, 1907 in Brown County, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Clemma Smallwood. She married Douglas Mehl in 1924. He preceded her in death. In 1955 she married Howard Mann in Ligonier. He also preceded her in death. She was a member of Ligonier Eagles Lodge Auxiliary and had lived in Ligonier since 1949. Surviving are four son, James and David Mehl of Ligonier, Thomas Mehl of Milford and Billy Mehl of Hilliard, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Lois) Ritter of Ligonier and Mrs. Thomas (Shirley) Lower of Wolcottville; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-23-1984
Mann Helen (Shelt), formerly of Kendallville, died Sunday at South Bend Hospital. She was born in Marion and married Edward G. Mann in Nov. 1951. He survives with 3 sisters, Mrs. Ted (Bessie) Kemery, Kendallville, Mrs. Harriet (Midge) Whitcomb, Elkhart, and Mrs. Laurel (Evelyn) Bowser, North Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Edwin Shelt, Elkhart; and a nephew, Richard Rensberger, Creek Lake, Kendallville. The body was cremated following services at White Funeral Home in Elkhart. She was a chief telephone operator for AT&T in Detroit, a member of Pioneer Retired Telephone Employees and attended the Christian Church. She graduated from Kendallville High School and worked for the telephone company in Kendallville. + 7-?-1978
Mann Henrietta B (Park) was born Oct. 22, 1836; died in Chicago, Ill. Nov. 3, 1898; buried at Kendallville. Her early life was spent at Auburn, Ind. She was educated at Fort Wayne M. E. College. She married Rev. John M. Mann at Auburn Oct. 31, 1861. After the death of her husband in 1881 she removed to Greencastle, Ind. that her sons might attend college. ^ 11-25-1898
Mann Janice E, 53, died April 14, 1995 at the family residence in Jackson, Mo. She was born in Arcola on May 1, 1941 to Virgil Carl and Edna Mae (Butler) Sherman. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1959. She married Paul Mann Jr. on June 20, 1961 in Nebraska. She had been employed as a nurses' aid. Surviving are her husband; a son, Donald of Blytheville, Ak.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Rick (Polly) Meyer and Jo Lynn Mann of Jackson, Mo.; 9 brothers, Clyde of Fort Wayne, Lester, Willie and Kerry of Merriam, Norman of Churubusco, Mike of Urbana, Oh., Phil of Collins, Paul of Brazil and Rick of Wolf Lake; and 4 sisters, Mrs. James (Barbara) Campbell of Big Lake, Nancy Sherman of Merriam, Mrs. Marvin (Kathy) McClelland of Bear Lake, and Mrs. Mike (Jennifer) Patterson of Albion; and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services April 22 at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam. + 4-14-1995
Manning Clara was one of 6 children born to Elias and Mary Manning. The family lived in Leo, Ind., and her birthday was Dec. 18, 1864. One sister, Mrs. Florence B. Hull of Carnegie, Okla., and one brother, Samuel M. Manning of Fort Wayne, along with a number of nieces and nephews survive her. A retired Allen and Noble County school teacher, she died Tuesday at the home of her nephew, Clint Ott of Kimmell. Funeral Friday at the Ott residence and at Eel River Baptist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 1-?-1942
Manning Lanora A, 85, R. 1, Wawaka, died of a heart attack Sunday in Goshen Hospital. Born in New Castle, she was a resident of the Wawaka area for 8 years, having moved here from Chicago. A daughter, Mrs. Mary Valenziano, R. 1; a sister; and a brother; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren survive. Funeral Wednesday in Tohle Funeral Home, Chicago. + 11-?-1970
Manning Mack was born in Allen County near Fort Wayne on March 26, 1874 and died March 16, 1931 by accidental death near Albion. His age at the time of death was 56 years, 11 months and 20 days. He was the son of William and Sarah Manning , formerly of Ohio. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ann Freet and Margaret Hilts; one brother, John; and three sons, Ray, Charles and Frank, all of Fort Wayne. Services at Sweet Church March 18. Burial at Leo, Ind. + 3-?-1931
Manning William Thompson was born at Leo, Ind. Dec. 18, 1856. His parents were Elias and Mary Manning. He is survived by one brother, Samuel M. of Fort Wayne; and 2 sisters, Clara, now at the home of Mary Edwards near Albion, and Mrs. Florence B. Hull of Carnegie, Okla. He lived many years near Arcola when he was a member of the Lake Chapel M. E. Church. He died at the Clinton Ott home in Kimmell on March 5, being 84 years of age. Funeral at Eel River Church March 9. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 3-?-1941
Manns Nora, 79, died in the Kendallville Lutheran Home May 29. She was born in Wayland, Ky. July 25, 1909, the daughter of Alex and Laura (Shepherd) Allen. She married Jim Manns April 1, 1927 in Wayland, and he died March 22, 1965. She moved to Kendallville in 1956. Surviving are 10 daughters, Cleta Knox, Mattie Cordial, Lorene Hamdin, Christine Morr, Ella Handshoe, Louetta Hale and Linda Myers, all Kendallville, Dorothy Mitchell, Avilla, Oma Jean Howard, Detroit, and Willa Manns, Knox; six sons, Ray, Clarence, Jimmy, Bobby, Claude and James Jr., Kendallville; two sisters, Rita Ford of Mederville, and Irma Hicks of Wayland; three brothers, Oran of Michigan, and Clester and Chester, Wayland; 57 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services May 2 at Salem Baptist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-9-1989 + 4-29-1989
Manns Timothy, 15, Ligonier, drowned in the Yellow River in Starke County Thursday. He was the son of Brenda Tollson, Ligonier, and James Manns, North Judson. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Patricia of Ligonier; and a brother, Kevin stationed in England with the Air Force. Funeral Sunday at Braman Funeral Home in Knox. + 7-28-1988
Manns Timothy R, 40, died October 30, 2005 at his LaOtto residence. He was born in Kendallville July 21, 1965 to Ray and Nadine (Hale) Manns. Surviving are his parents, Kendallville; 2 sons, Brandy and Ryan; a daughter, Brittney, all of LaOtto; a brother, Jeffery, and a sister, Rochelle, of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Jim and Nora Manns and Winfield and Stella Hale. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1983 and was employed as a supervisor with International Wire in Albion and Kendallville since 1984. Funeral at Bethel Christian Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 11-3-2005
Manon Virginia M, 79, of Auburn, died March 29, 2011, at Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. She was born May 29, 1931, in Garrett to Roman and Laura (Blotkamp) Steigmeyer. She married Robert D. “Bob” Manon on Sept. 23, 1950, in Garrett. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Lynda Manon of Danville, Ky., David and Pam Manon of Auburn, Duaine and Patty Manon of Kendallville, and Jeffery and Sandy Manon of Longwood, Fla.; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Julie and Gene Troyer of Ashley, and Amy Manon of Menasha, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; 2 sisters, Patricia Frymer of Auburn and Sharon and Neal Simon of Garrett. She was also preceded in death by; 6 brothers; and a sister. Mass of Christian burial Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ^ 3-30-2011
Manor Anna (Bonar), 69, former Albion resident, died at her home in Fort Wayne Sunday from heart trouble. Funeral was held Wednesday at Sloan Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hoeppner; and a son, Forrest L., both of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. + 10-?-1943
Manor Forrest L, 75, died January 25 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was owner of Manor Trucking Co. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn M.; a daughter, Beverly J. York, Fort Wayne; and a son, Jack L. of Churubusco. Services Friday in Klaehn’s Wayne St. Chapel. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 2-3-1983
Manor Jack Lee of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 31, 2009. Graveside services Saturday at Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 9-10-2009
Mansfield Lawrence M, 68, R. 1, died Thursday in McCray Hospital from complications. He was born in Ill. Feb. 23, 1905, a son of Everett and Eva (Hart) Mansfield. He was married in Albion Sept. 17, 1929 to Martha E. Hickman. He came to Kendallville 24 years ago from Illinois and was a farmer and member of South Milford United Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Potts, R. 1; and a son, Steve, R. 2, Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Fern McFarlin, Jacksonville, Ill., and Mrs. Bernice Ingoldsby, Springfield, Ill.; a brother, Forrest, Modesto, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 10-?-1973
Mansfield Martha E, 95, of Kendallville, died Jan. 26, 2008 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She had worked at Essex Wire in Ligonier and then in Topeka for 13 years. She was born June 1, 1912 in Wolf Lake to Hugh W. and Bessie L. (Grubb) Hickman. She married Lawrence M. Mansfield on Sept. 17, 1929 in Albion. He died Oct. 11, 1973. Surviving are a son, Steve of Avilla; a daughter, Lucy of Corunna; 5 grandchildren, Dale and Robert Potts, Melissa, David and Jennifer Mertz; 4 great-grandchildren, Natosha, Kylee, Chad and Zachary Potts; and a brother and sister-in-law, Hugh "Mutt" and Thelma Hickman of Albion. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Paul E. Potts; 2 brothers, Jim and Arthur Hickman; and a sister Mae Bailey. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 1-28-2008
Manship John T, 47, 502 E. Harding, died Sunday. He was found dead at the corner of Riley and Harding of an apparent heart attack. He was born April 8, 1928, the son of Winfield and Velma Manship, both of whom survive. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1975
Manship Velma died Saturday at McCray Hospital. Services today at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-1-1983
Manship Winfield D "Red", 80, of Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Orange County near Marengo July 7, 1899, he was the son of James and Meta Manship. On July 14, 1926 in Kendallville, he married Velma Reamer. He had been a barber for 50 years and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; a stepbrother, James of Florida; and six grandchildren. Two sons, John and Howard, and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in the Lutheran Home chapel. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1980
Manske Charles was a son of the late Julia and Charles Manske. Funeral at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Saturday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. Among the survivors is a cousin, Mrs. Elizabeth Cousino of 416 N. State Street, Kendallville. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Theodore Suchowski of Chicago. ~ 2-8-1962
Mantle Arden D, 61, of rural Kendallville, died Sept. 21, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had worked at Essex Wire in Kendallville and was a semi truck driver for several years. He retired in 2005 from the maintenance department of the Indiana State Highway Department. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1965 and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. He was born Jan. 25, 1947 in Wolf Lake to Harley and Valetta (Morrissey) Mantle. He married Jean Peters on June 7, 1970 at Bear Lake. Surviving are his wife; 3 children, Karla Mantle and Martin and Kendra Mantle of Kendallville, and Aron and Carrie Mantle of Orland; his father of Kendallville; a sister and brother-in-law, Ramonda and Hugh DeLong of Albion; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Vickie Mantle. Services Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Mt Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 9-23-2008
Manuel Eugenia M, 64, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born Sept. 9, 1910 in Kendallville to Edwin and Catherine (Reed) Pepple. She married Albert G. Manuel Dec. 27, 1939 in Kendallville. She spent most of her life in Kendallville, living recently in Venice, Fla., and moving to the home in April. She was a teacher and housewife and member of Tri Kappa and Sigma Eta sororities and BPW Club. Surviving are her husband in Venice, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. James (Catherine) Hoppes Jr., Kokomo; one son, David, Kendallville; one brother, Philip R., Kendallville; and four grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1975
Mapes Alonzo E, 74, 315 Lisle St., died Saturday in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born in Kendallville Oct. 28, 1898, the son of James E. and Clara Brown Mapes, and was married to Vera Kirk Feb. 11, 1935. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Genevieve) Ulrich, China Lake, Calif., and Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Eash, LaGrange; two brothers, Arthur and Robert of Kendallville; one sister, Edith High, Butler; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1973
Mapes Arthur Franklin, 72, Indiana poet laureate, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born March 16, 1913 in Kendallville, he was the son of James Edward and Clara Helen (Brown) Mapes. On Dec. 12, 1936 he married Ruth Acker. He was a 33-year veteran machinist at Flint & Walling, Inc., Kendallville, retiring in 1975. He grew up in what was known as the Sunnyside area of Kendallville near the East Noble High School. Poetry was his hobby but it wasn’t until around 1959 that his poems were recognized by the public. He wrote his poem "Indiana" in March 1963, which was adopted as the official state poem by the General Assembly. In March 1977 the state honored him as Indiana’s poet laureate. Surviving are his wife; 10 children, Mrs. James (Jean) Frey, LaGrange, Mrs. Robert (Marlene) Mason, Kendallville, Mrs. Jerry (Darlene) Frye, Kendallville, Mrs. Charles (Marilyn) Barrett, Coatsville, Dean and Howard, Kendallville, Michael, Auburn, Rev. James, Skieston, Mo., Donald, Avilla, and Richard of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. William (Edith) High, LaGrange; 32 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Jan. 8 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1986
Mapes Carolyn Joan, 68, of Kendallville, died Nov. 20, 2005 in Parkview Noble Hospital emergency room. She was born Oct. 13, 1937 in Noble County to Fred and Josephine (Likes) Sleeper. On Aug. 26, 1956 in Kendallville she married James Arthur Mapes. He died Aug. 21, 2001. A 1955 graduate of Rome City High School, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, April and Jackie Johnson of Sikeston, Mol, and Pamela and Craig Bottjer of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Becky Mapes of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren, Justin and Emily Johnson, Nathan, Erin and Elizabeth Bottjer, Mary and James F. Mapes; 2 great-granddaughters, Ashley and Lilly Bottjer; a brother, Robert Sleeper of Ashley; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Berdena Smith and Charolette and Tom Hart of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by 2 granddaughters, Hannah Johnson and Heidi Bottjer. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-22-2005
Mapes Donald Wayne, 67, died Nov. 24, 2007 in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1963, then enlisted in the Navy. He was an air traffic controller and instructor, retiring in 1980. A member of the Disabled Veterans, he worked part-time for Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home and Atz Furniture in Kendallville. He was born May 7, 1940 in Kendallville to Arthur and Ruth (Acker) Mapes. On May 7, 1960 in Fort Wayne he married Martha Rimmel. Surviving are his wife in Kendallville; a son, Keith of LaGrange; 4 sisters and one brother-in-law, Marilyn Barrett of Owensville, Jean Frye, Darlene and Jerry Frye, and Marlene Mason, all of Kendallville; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Celine Mapes of Oceanside, Calif., Dean and Diane Mapes of Fremont, Michael and Diane Mapes of Auburn, and Howard and Cheryl Mapes of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a brother, James. Services Wednesday at Young Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-25-2007
Mapes Dorothy Irene, 81, died Sunday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in Stroh July 1, 1917 to Justus Floyd and Ersel Mae (Deal) Rowlison. On June 13, 1963 in Brimfield she married Robert Allen Mapes. He died June 20, 1982. She was a self-employed housekeeper. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Storey of Kendallville; 2 sons, Brian of Kendallville, and Michael; 3 sisters, Nelda Cummins of Kendallville, Arvilla Castner of Angola and Wanda Amburgey of Stroh; 5 grandchildren, Bryce, Gavin and Kayla Mapes, Debbie Gohn and Jeff Trowbridge; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside services Wednesday at Lake View Cemetery. + 9-13-1998
Mapes Garnet B, 93, Kendallville, died May 5, 2001 in her daughter's Garrett home. She moved to Avilla when she was 7 years old and had lived in Kendallville since 1945. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1926, ranking second in her class. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist since 1934 and taught Sunday School there for many years. She was a board member and officer of the Noble County Democratic Party and was a past board member of the Noble County Foundation, Albion, and helped a local Cub Scout troop as a leader. She was born December 23, 1907 in Star City to William R. and Carrie (Freeman) Ross. On September 27, 1933, in Avilla, she married William Albert Mapes, who died February 15, 1945. Also preceding her in death were 2 sons, John Ross Mapes in 1963 and Neil Thomas Mapes in 1970; a brother, Paul Meredith Ross; and a sister, Mary Hoon. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Marilyn Mapes of Salt Lake City, Utah; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn and Perry Hirst of Anderson and Marcia Riley of Garrett; a brother, Carl Herron Ross of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services at Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-17-2001
Mapes James A, 63, died Aug. 21, 2001 at home. A 1956 graduate of Kendallville High School, he held master's degrees in theology from International Bible Institute and Seminary and was an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He retired from the Samara Center Psychiatric unit at McCray Hospital after 12 years. He was born March 15, 1938 in Kendallville to Arthur Franklin and Ruth (Acker) Mapes. On Aug. 26, 1956 he married Carolyn Joan Sleeper. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, April and Jackie Johnson and Pamela and Craig Bottjer of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Rebecca Mapes of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren; Justin and Emily Johnson, Nathan, Erin and Elizabeth Bottjer and Mary and James Mapes; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Bottjer; 4 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Charles Barrett of Owensville, Darlene and Jerry Frye of Kendallville, Jean Frye of LaGrange and Marlene Mason of Garrett; 5 brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Diane of Fremont, Michael and Diane of Auburn, Donald and Martha and Howard and Cheryl of Kendallville, and Richard and Celine of Oceanside, Calif. Two granddaughters, Hannah Johnson and Heidi Bottjer, preceded him in death. Services Friday at Kendallville Church of the Nazarene. ^ 8-22-2001
Mapes John R of Kendallville died Nov. 14, 1963 in an auto accident near Latty, Ohio. he was a former resident of Albion and a 1962 graduate of Albion-Jefferson High School. He resided with Mr. and Mrs. Bud Edsall and family the last two years of high school. He was a student at International College in Fort Wayne and would have graduated Dec. 5. + 11-14-1963
Mapes Martha A, 90, died June 17, 2006 at Shepherd of the Hill in Kendallville. She was employed with McCray Hospital for 25 years in the dietary department before retiring in 1983. She was a member of Harvest Community Church. She was born in Kendallville on Aug. 24, 1915 to Asa and Lizzie (Conklin) McCreary. She married Lawrence Hiram Mapes in Albion on March 1, 1934. He died Jan. 11, 1962. Surviving are 7 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Phyllis Mapes, Doris Christlieb, Mary and Ernest Knox and Nancy and Arvin Knox, all of Kendallville, Karen and Richard Bell of Churubusco, Sally Mapes of Story Lake, Hudson, and Susan and Dan Weirich of Huntertown; 5 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Alleen of Rome City, Robert and Marcy of Red Oak, Tex., Dennis and Hazel of Kendallville, Gale and Marsha of LaGrange, and Larry of Fort Wayne; 37 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded also in death by a grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-18-2006
Mapes Nancy J, 73, of Kendallville, died October 4, 2012, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville on December 15, 1938, to Thurlow and Mabel (LaCroix) Schlichtenmyer. Her parents died when she was a young child and her aunt and uncle, Russell and Helen Schlichtenmyer, raised her. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1957. She married Neil Mapes on October 11, 1961, in Kendallville and he died September 31, 1970. She worked for Millennium Industries in Ligonier, Colwell General in Kendallville and the Dairy Queen in Kendallville, retiring in 2003. Nancy served as a choir director for many years at the Kendallville Church of God. Survivors include one daughter, Kay Ann and Randy McClish of Kendallville; one son, Mark Mapes of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Maranda Bell, Heath Hall and Kaylee Jones; 6 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Dapp of Avilla. She was also preceded in death by three brothers. A memorial service will be Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville. ^ 10-6-2012
Mapes Robert Allen, 67, of 433 Krueger St., died Sunday at his residence. He was born Feb. 3, 1915 in Kendallville to James E. and Clara (Brown) Mapes. On June 13, 1963 in Brimfield he married Dorothy I. Rowlison. He was a lifetime Kendallville resident and retired as maintenance man for Safeguard in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a stepson, Michael Storey of Union City, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Drex (Karen) Bricker of Kendallville; a brother, Arthur Franklin Mapes of Kendallville; and two grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-20-1982
Mapes Ruth, 70, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Darlene Fry, 719 S. Main St., Kendallville. Born in Kendallville Nov. 21, 1918, she was the daughter of Alva and Elsie (Mignons Hill) Acker. On Dec. 12, 1936 in Albion she married Arthur Franklin Mapes, poet laureate of Indiana, who died Jan. 4, 1986. She was a member of First Church of Nazarene in Kendallville. Surviving are four daughters, Marilyn Barrett of Helena, Ala., Jean Fry of LaGrange, Darlene Fry and Marlene Mason of Kendallville; six sons, Rev. Jim A., Dean and Howard of Kendallville, Don of Avilla, Richard A. of Escondido, Calif., and Michael of Auburn; two sisters, Orpha Bates of Kendallville, and Catherine Luke of Fort Wayne; five brothers, Raymond and Roy of Kendallville, Alva Jr. of Warsaw, Orville of Sturgis, Mich., and Robert of Auburn; 32 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. One brother, one sister and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-14-1989
Mapes Vera M, 87, died Wednesday in her Kendallville residence. She was born Jan. 20, 1909 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Phillip and Estella (Schimpff) Kirk. On Feb. 11, 1935 in Albion she married Alonzo Mapes, who died June 15, 1973. She retired from Kendallville Laundry and Dry Cleaning and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Genny) Ulrich of Provo, Utah and Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Eash of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Gundrun; a brother, Clair Kirk; and 3 sisters, Beatrice Mobley, Gertrude Kirk and Merle Cline. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 10-16-1996

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