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McDague Arthur Eugene, 48, (b.3-24-1899 - d. 11-29-1947) died Friday of a heart attack at his home. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Elian of Jacksonville, Fla. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 12-?-1947
McDague Bertha, about 76, who had recently moved to Brimfield from Rome City, was found dead at her home Aug. 3, 1953 by relatives. She was the widow of Peter McDague. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Elian of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. William Sleek of Garrett, and Mrs. Pearl Ackerman of Albion; two brothers, Orlando Lock of Albion, and Henry Lock of Brimfield. Services Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 8-?-1953
McDague Peter O was born Aug. 29, 1872 and died Nov. 13, 1951. Services at Bonham & Miser’s Nov. 15. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 11-?-1951
McDanel Laurine E, 78, died Tuesday in Waltham, Mass. She was born Oct. 5, 1914 in Kendallville to Frank and Rose (Ley) Drerup. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett and a former teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School. She married Orval McDanel on Nov. 29, 1934 in Kendallville. He died March 27, 1974. She is survived by 2 daughters, Janet Titsworth of Weston, Mass., and Mary Ann Garcia of Bogota, Colombia, South America; a sister, Joann Raney of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Forker; and 2 brothers, Urban and Victor Drerup. Services Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 2-2-1993
McDaniel A F, 76, son of William and Christena McDaniel, was born in Noble County Dec. 12, 1864 and died April 18, 1941 at his home in Merriam. On Oct. 20, 1888 he was married to Nora Haney. He lived in and around Merriam all his life and was in business here about 30 years. He is survived by his wife. Funeral was conducted at the home Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1941
McDaniel Elwood, 70, died Saturday at the county infirmary from a heart affliction. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Norma Tyler, Ligonier. Funeral was held Monday from the Salem Church north of Ligonier. + 2-?-1935
McDaniel Elzena, 75, Carrollton, Ohio, died Monday in South View Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She had lived in Carrollton 24 years and was a retired waitress. She was born Feb. 22, 1910 in Hindman, Ky., the daughter of Isom and Susie (Sloan) Tuttle. In 1928 she married Levi Tuttle who died in 1962. In 1963 she married Leburn McDaniel. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mary Patrick, LaGrange, and Kathleen Gibson, Stroh; one son, Adrian Tuttle, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Nella Lynch, Franklin, Ohio; three brothers, Sam, Franklin, Ohio, Nile, eastern Ky., and Jay, Garrett, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Cordie Wicker, St. Mary’s, Ohio; three stepsons, Arron Tuttle, eastern Kentucky, Ray Tuttle, Milan, and Forrest Tuttle, Estill, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Little Flossie Church, Lisbon. Burial, Brushy Chapel Cemetery. + 9-9-1985
McDaniel Emery L, 94, of Auburn, died Dec. 23, 2004 at DeKalb Hospital. He was born Oct. 25, 1910 in Noble County to Birt and Audra (Altomong) McDaniel. A maintenance machinist at General Electric Co., he retired in 1975 after 34 years of service. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and the National Rifle Association. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, William of Seattle, Wash., and Jon and Joyce of Auburn; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Richard James of Battle Creek, Mich., and Kathleen and Patrick Milewsky of Clearwater, Fla.; one granddaughter, Lori Bock, and her husband, Dusty, of Waterloo; 4 grandsons, James and Victor McDaniel, Jacob and Zackary Milewsky; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Howard, of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachael; 2 sisters, Isabell Romy and Cleta Grandstaff; and a brother, Dwight. A family gathering today at McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home. ^ 12-28-2004
McDaniel Frank L, 94, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. He was born July 16, 1888 in Noble County, and on Oct. 3, 1905 in Ligonier married Mae Longenecker. A lifetime area resident and retired postal employee, he was a member of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church and 50-year member of the Ligonier Masonic Lodge. Surviving with his wife is a brother, Kenneth of Tiffin, Ohio. Services Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-17-1982
McDaniel James died at his home in Churubusco Nov. 4. Services at Christian Chapel Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1922
McDaniel Mae, 97, died Monday at Regency Place Northeast, Indianapolis. She was born July 24, 1892 in Noble County. She married Frank McDaniel, who died in 1982. She was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church and OES. Surviving are 3 grandchildren, Abigail and Matthew McKean and Nancy Potter. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-12-1990
McDaniel Nora, about 81, died at Merriam May 7, 1947 at the home of a niece, Mrs. Neil Hile. Funeral Friday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1947
McDaniel William died June 25, 1890, aged 79 years. ~ 6-11-1891
McDaniels George, 71, died Sept. 14, 2001 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 23, 1930 to John and Mallie (Patrick) McDaniels. He retired from Reliable Tool in 1991 after 17 years of service. He married Verniece Salisbury March 24, 1951 in Prestonsburg, Ky. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Rex and Carol McDaniels of Kendallville, Ray of Boca Raton, Fla., and Harlan of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Lula Hall of Beattyville, Ky., and Dovie Collins of Martin, Ky.; 5 granddaughters, Kari, Sheila and Renae McDaniels, Aimee Morse and Chasity Collins; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Cleburn and Leburn; a sister, Lilly Noble; and one great-grandson. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 9-15-2001
McDaniels Ruthene, 50, of Kendallville, died Dec. 27, 2007 at her residence. She had worked at T.D. Shea in Kendallville. She was born Aug. 12, 1957 in Kendallville to Raymond and Elsie (Hunter) Ousley. Surviving are her mother in Kendallville; 3 daughters and one son-in-law, Aimee Morse of Fort Wayne, Chasity and Travis Bolen and Renae McDaniels of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren, Joshua, Cody, Thomas, Kristin, Cassandra, Jake, Monica and Megan; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Garrietta Hamilton-Christian and Ron Christian of Corunna, Mary and Charles Rea and Phyllis and Shannon Terry of Kendallville; and one brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Terri Ousley of Morton, Ill. She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Gary Hamilton, and a grandson, Kile Stanley. Services Sunday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 12-28-2007
McDaniels Verna A, 74, died at the Kendallville Lutheran Home Tuesday . She was born in Kendallville Dec. 22, 1908 to August and Augusta (Young) Maring. A retired employee of Lincoln Life, she was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 4 daughters, Shirley Gaskill of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Andy (Arlene) Partin of Leesburg, Fla., Mrs. Lester (Lois) Heister of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Davidson of Citrus Heights, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Irvin (Lucille) Godfrey of Leesburg, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren. Services Friday at Lutheran Home chapel. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-29-1983
McDevitt Frank Mrs died of erysipelas in Goshen. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Growcock and was born and raised near Ligonier. The remains were brought to Ligonier for interment Saturday. ^ 4-8-1909
McDevitt Nancy was born in Beaver County, Pa. in 1803; died in Nov. 1886. Her first husband was William Knappenberger. She left one son, Wilson Knappenberger of Ligonier. ^ 6-10-1887
McDonald A C, son of Co. I. B. McDonald, died of typhoid fever at the residence of his brother, J. E. McDonald, at Ligonier on Sunday and was buried at Columbia City on Wednesday. ^ 11-19-1886
McDonald Abraham Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald of this city, was born Nov. 16, 1882 in Elkhart Twp. He died April 6, aged 19 years 4 months and 20 days. He left home Saturday evening, bidding his parents good bye, telling them he was going away to spend Sunday with friends who were going to Waterloo. While returning home Sunday, he met his death getting off the train. Funeral was held from the home on S. Main St. Wednesday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. He leaves a father, mother, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. ^ 4-11-1902
McDonald Andy, about 75, of R. 4, Albion, died June 20, 1968 in the V.A. Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a native of Whitley County, the son of James and Anna (Clayton) McDonald. He was a veteran of WW I and had served with the U. S. Army in France. He was a farm worker most of his life and prior to his death was employed by the Charles Skeels family. He is survived by a cousin, Milo Long, of R. 1, Larwill. Funeral was Sunday. Burial, Etna-Troy Cemetery. + 6-?-1968
McDonald Bertha G, 85, Corunna, died Sunday at her home. Born Oct. 26, 1885 in Steuben County, she was the daughter of Charles and Barbara (Arter) Oster. She was married May 15, 1912 in Hamilton to Archie F. McDonald. Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Newton (Irene) Francis of Corunna; one son, Paul J., of Corunna; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. She was the aunt of Keith Sheets. Funeral Wednesday in the United Brethren in Christ Church. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. ~ 8-26-1971
McDonald Bertha Lucille, 68, Syracuse, died Sunday at the home her daughter, Mrs. Paul Engle, R. 4, Syracuse. She was born on Aug. 31, 1904 at Wawaka to William Sparrow and Addiline Mawhorter. She was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse community. She was married to Robert Leroy McDonald on Sept. 3, 1921. He died in 1963. She was a member of the Zion Chapel. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. George (Phyllis) Rockwell, Zephyrhills, Fla.; Mrs. Laverne (Joy) Cox, Mendon, Mo., Mrs. Paul (Barbara) Engle, R. 4, Syracuse, Mrs. Allen (Sandra) Godno, Spring Grove, Minn., and Mrs. Frank (Sally) Duncan, Nappanee; two sons, Kenneth, Lakeland, Fla., and Raymond, Cromwell; 51 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice Frain of Wolcottville. Five children preceded her in death. Funeral at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse, Wednesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1973
McDonald Charles L "Chick", 68, of R. 3, Albion, died Saturday (d. 11-21-1987) in the VA Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Cosperville Dec. 7, 1918, he was the son of Hiram and Mattie (Loveridge) McDonald. On May 15, 1941 in Brimfield he married Evelyn L. Wolfe. He was a retired farmer and factory worker, a WW II Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 246. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Garry (Carol) Coney of Albion, Mrs. Donald (Charlotte) Landers of Waterloo, and Pamela, Albion; two sons, Charles L. Jr., and Earl of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Rosalie Wood, Middlebury, and Modelle Ramer of Kendallville; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. One grandchild and 7 brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 11-21-1987
McDonald Dale C, 60, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. He was born May 2, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich. to William and Iva (Thompson) McDonald. On Sept. 18, 1954 in Peoria, Ill. he married Nancy Raber. He was a retired inspector for Metro Codes of Nashville; had served in the Naval Reserves; and was a member of Woodmont Hills Church of Christ, Nashville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Linda Reed of Lebanon, Tenn., and Shelly McDonald of Nashville; 2 sons, Theodore and Timothy of Nashville; a brother, Richard, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and 3 grandchildren. Graveside services Thursday in Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1991
McDonald Darold G, 61, of R. 1, Pierceton, died today in Kosciusko County Hospital. He was born Sept. 21, 1925 in Whitley County to Monroe and Minnie (Bennett) McDonald. He married Jacquelyn Oglesby. He was a resident of the Ligonier area, operating McDonald Pick Up and Delivery and co-owner of McDonald & Carter Sharpening Service. He was also a member of Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, Ligonier FAM 185, American Legion and Elks. He was a WW II Navy veteran. Surviving are two sons, D. Martin and Frank of Ligonier; two stepsons, James Carter of Columbia City, and Tim Carter of Pierceton; one daughter, Barbara Lough, Albion; and one stepdaughter, Terri Boutcher, Hammond; three sisters, Iva Donivan Tulley, Wilmot, Janis Jorg, Tucson, Ariz., and Marlene Peck, Ligonier; one brother, Merle, Ligonier; 8 grandchildren; and two stepchildren. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, McClintic Cemetery, Syracuse. + 8-?-1986
McDonald Darrell, 35, Avilla Mobile Home Park, died Sept. 18 in Parkview Hospital from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was born Jan. 28, 1951 in Drift, Ky., the son of Orville and Evelyn (Blankenship) McDonald. He married Deborah Lothamer June 21, 1975 in Ege. He had moved from Kendallville to Avilla six years ago and was employed by Wirco in Avilla as a welder. Surviving are his wife and parents; two daughters, Michelle and Mindy, at home; two sisters, Linda Hurst and Reba Bardsley; and three brothers, Denzil, Kenneth and Eddie McDonald, all Kendallville. Services were Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 9-25-1986 + 9-18-1986
McDonald Dea, veterinarian at Kendallville for 20 years, died Feb. 12. Before coming to Kendallville he had resided at Rock Rapids, Iowa and Wolcottville, and when a young man resided with his parents near Skinner Lake. Surviving are the widow, Goldie; 2 sons, an adopted daughter; 4 sisters and 2 brothers. + 2-?-1941
McDonald Don L, 84, R. 1, Wawaka, died Friday (d. 8-15-1986) at Kendallville Nursing Home. He was born June 1, 1902 in Catlin, Ill., but was a lifetime resident of the area. He was married June 24, 1922 in Albion to Gertrude Stewart. Surviving are his wife; a son, Virgil, Wawaka; a daughter, Donnabelle Mason, Fort Wayne; a brother, Charles, Bakertown, Ind.; two sisters, Modelle Ramer, Kendallville, and Rosalie Wood, Middlebury; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rosalie, preceded him in death. He was a member of Brimfield Methodist Church. Services will be Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-15-1986
McDonald Elizabeth J (Anglemyer), 93, died at South Milford this morning. She was born March 13, 1818 in Penn. When a young woman she came to Noble County and lived for a time near Avilla. She has lived at or near South Milford for nearly half a century. She was the widow of Andrew McDonald and the mother of 13 children and stepmother of 6. Her own children surviving are Mrs. Rebecca Adams of South Milford with whom she made her home for a number of years, Mrs. Addie Long of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Cordelia Maiden of Winfield, Iowa, Mrs. Albert Reed of Stroh, Mrs. Charles Magown of South Milford; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lydia Price of Vermillion, S. Dakota; Edwin of South Milford and David of Mound City, Mo. Among the grandchildren living in Kendallville are Mrs. Charles Spidle, Mrs. Carl Cochran, Mrs. M. J. Shipe, John A. McDonald and Mrs. Frank Aungst of Jefferson Twp. Funeral Monday from Baptist Church at South Milford. Burial, Wright Cemetery. ^ 12-23-1910
McDonald Ethel M, 70, Wolf Lake resident, died Tuesday in Hillcrest Nursing Home. A native of Noble Twp, she was born Feb. 18, 1895, a daughter of William David and Angie Whiteman Boner. She spent her formative years in the home of her grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Whiteman. In 1916 she was married to Lester McDonald and they established their first home in Etna Twp, later purchasing the Stultz farm near Bear Lake. He died Sept. 25, 1983, and a year later she moved to Wolf Lake. Survivors include two brothers, EverenceBonar of Churubusco, and David Bonar of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Hobart Adair of Albion, Mrs. Mae Rarick of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Homer (Mabel) Barr of R. 4, Albion. A brother, Elzie and a sister, Prudence, preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 12-?-1965
McDonald Evelyn L, 81, of Albion, died June 5, 2004 in the critical care unit at Parkview Noble Hospital. She had retired in 1987 after 29 years of service at Silgan Plastics. She was a member of the Noble County Historical Society and Noble County Extension Homemaker's Club. She was born June 28, 1922 in Green Twp to Earl and Vera Wanda (Bower) Brown Wolfe. On May 15, 1941 in Brimfield she married Charles McDonald. He died in Nov. 1987. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Don Landers of Corunna, Carol and Gary Coney of Albion, and Pamela and Doug Cable of Creek Lake; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Georgia and Earl and Cheryl McDonald of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a grandson. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2004
McDonald Frances Rita, 64, of Ligonier, died en route to Goshen Hospital Monday. A victim of heart disease for two years, she recently contracted pneumonia. A resident of the Cromwell and Ligonier area for 36 years, she was born March 18, 1895 in Menifee County, Ky., the daughter of John and Sarah (Bryan) Murphy. On Dec. 17, 1914 she married Walter McDonald in Albion. She leaves her husband; a son, Carl of Ligonier; four daughters, Mrs. Velma Fisel and Mrs. Marjorie Kinnison of the Ligonier community, Mrs. LaVonne Crossley of Corunna, and Mrs. Dorothy Coverstone of Wolf Lake; three brothers, Cletus and Curtis of near Cromwell , and Robert of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Haney and Mrs. Emma Rice of Ligonier; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home at Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1968
McDonald Fredrick L, 64, R. 1, Cromwell, died March 30 at Goshen Hospital. He was employed by Starcraft, Topeka. He was born Nov. 17, 1911 in Cromwell, a son of Joseph and Evelyn Carter McDonald, and spent his entire lifetime in the area. He married Georgia Leemon Aug. 30, 1940 in LaGrange. Surviving are his wife; Mrs. Danny (Kathryn) Herrmann, Ligonier, and Mrs. Thomas (June) Berry, Cromwell; and 7 grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Services at Werker-Orr Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-30-1976
McDonald Georgia Ann, 92, died Sept. 26, 2000 in Miller's Merry Manor, Syracuse. She was born Feb. 29, 1908 in Milford to William and Julia (Lloyd) Leemon. On Aug. 30, 1940 in LaGrange she married Fredrick L. McDonald. He died in 1976. She was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and Homemakers Club. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Danny Herrmann of Ligonier, and June and Thomas Berry of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-27-2000
McDonald Gertrude D, 89, died Thursday in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born May 28, 1903 in Brimfield, the daughter of Walter and Emma (Wright) Stewart. On June 24, 1922 in Albion she married Don McDonald. He died Aug. 13, 1986. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Donnabelle Mason of Fort Wayne; a son, Virgil of Wawaka; 2 sisters, Myra Stewart of Kendallville and Florence Marshall of Wawaka; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rosalie, also preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-3-1992
McDonald Glen, 1, died Sunday in Furnas Hospital, Plymouth. from complications following an operation a few weeks ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mr. Orange McDonald of Plymouth, former Wawaka resident. He was the nephew of Lyman and Edward Piggott, Mrs. Clarence Rice and Mrs. Clarence Gill of this community. Funeral Tuesday from Wawaka Methodist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 12-?-1938
McDonald Goldie, 92, died Feb. 5 at Sacred Heart Home. She was born Feb. 18, 1888, the daughter of Equa and Clara (Fordelett) Weaver. She married Dr. Dea McDonald in 1928 in Kendallville. He died in 1941. She had been employed as office nurse for Dr. Paul Sheets in Kendallville and was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and OES. She had lived in Kendallville 60 years. Surviving is a daughter, Doris Keim of Kalamazoo, Mich. Services Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home here. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. ~ 2-12-1981 + 2-?-1981
McDonald Harriet, lifelong resident of Noble County, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dewey Clark, Columbia City. She was the widow of John McDonald, who died in 1924. She was a native of Noble County. Surviving are 5 sons, Homer, Monroe, Scott, Joseph and Clarence of Noble County; and two daughters, Mrs. May Heintzelman, Noble County, and Mrs. Clark. Funeral at Salem Church Sunday with interment in the church cemetery. + 7-?-1941
McDonald Harry, 32, was killed Sept. 29 when a truck he was driving left the road and overturned, throwing him free of the cab and rolling over onto him, near Marshall, Mich., where he was employed by the Naveo Oil Co. He formerly resided in Cromwell-Ligonier area and is survived by the widow, three children, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. McDonald of Cromwell; two brothers and a sister. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Clarence Lung of Albion, who attended the obsequies at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1939
McDonald Homer W, 76, of R. 1, Larwill, a retired farm laborer, died Sunday at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. A native of Whitley County, he was born Feb. 8, 1895 to John and Harriet (Evans) McDonald and was a lifetime resident of Noble County. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of the Cromwell American Legion Post. Survivors include two brothers and one sister, Joe, Columbia City, Clarence, R. 1, Larwill, and Mrs. Joe Heintzelman, Goshen. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday at Harris-Troxel Funeral Home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 3-?-1911
McDonald Irene, 67, died Tuesday at her Ligonier home. She was born in London, England May 31, 1924, the daughter of Fred and Edith (Reeve) Ball. On April 22, 1944 in London she married Merle McDonald. She was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church, OES No. 325, American Legion Auxiliary No. 243 and Ligonier Study Club. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Maureen McClemor of Olympia, Wash., and Kathleen Fought of Ligonier; 2 sons, Gerald of Milwaukee, Wis., and Eric of Elkhart; a brother, Eric Ball of England; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Friday in Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. 10-1-1991
McDonald Joan, 60, died unexpectedly Monday in the emergency room of McCray Hospital, Kendallville. She was born May 29, 1931 in Mich. to Orie and Vera (Hanes) Himes. On June 10, 1950 she married Virgil McDonald. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and Albion Eagles No. 2455 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Brenda Smolek and Linda Parker of Albion and Tina McDonald of Fort Wayne; a son, David of Wawaka; 3 sisters, Freelove Arnold of Elkhart, Ellenbelle Somerlot of Bronson, Mich., and Maxine Blasius of Howe; and 5 grandchildren. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-10-1991
McDonald John "Andy" was born March 22, 1893 and died June 20, 1968. Services were held at Smith’s Funeral Home. Burial, Troy Cemetery. + 6-20-1968
McDonald John Albert, 71, lifelong resident of Noble-LaGrange Counties, a veteran real estate dealer in Kendallville where he resided since 1860, died suddenly Sept. 24 at his home. At the age of 18 years he became a member of Kendallville IOOF Lodge and a member of the First Evangelical Church 42 years. Surviving are the widow, two brothers and three sisters. + 9-?-1945
McDonald Joseph V, 92, died Sunday in Irvin Nursing Home, Columbia City. A retired farmer, he had lived in the Cromwell community for nearly 45 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nora Warren of Mentone, Mrs. Hazel Brockey, Rochester, and Mrs. Alice Holderread, Milford; two sons, Robert, Syracuse, and Fred of Cromwell; a half-brother, Del Tuttle in N.H.; 28 grandchildren; and a number of great and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1957
McDonald Laura, sister of Charles Brand of Columbia City, died on Thursday following a stroke of paralysis. She would have been 80 years old in Aug. Funeral Sunday at Ligonier. + 5-?-1941
McDonald Lewis Mrs died at Wawaka from an epileptic fit. Her remains were taken to Corunna Wednesday for burial. She leaves a husband and 4 children. ^ 2-20-1885
McDonald Mae J, 66, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 13, 2009 at her residence. She was a nurse's aide and computer operator and a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrett. She was born June 5, 1942 in Garrett to Elmer and Laurine (Downend) Hathaway. She married Roger D. McDonald on Jan. 1, 1979 in Garrett. Surviving are her husband; 4 brothers, Eston Hathaway of Indianapolis, Clifton Hathaway of Fort Wayne, DeWayne Hathaway of Garrett and Eugene Hathaway of South Whitley; 3 sisters, Faith Galligher of Angola and Janet Scheurich and Cindy Myers of Garrett. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Hathaway; and a sister, LaCleeda Maurer. Services Saturday at Thomas Funeral Home. ^ 1-15-2009
McDonald Mattie, 65, former resident of Wawaka, died Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ramer here. She is survived by nine children and one sister. Funeral at Brimfield Methodist Church Friday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 11-?-1939
McDonald Merle M, 82, of Goshen, died Nov. 9, 2005 at his home. He had retired after 26 years in the U.S. Army as a sergeant major. He had served in WW II, the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. He was then employed by American State Bank in various capacities, including branch manager at Wolf Lake, retiring from banking after 15 years of service. He was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church, Goshen American Legion Post and VFW and Ligonier Masonic Lodge No. 185. He was born Jan. 14, 1923 in Larwill to Monroe and Minnie Mae (Bennett) McDonald. On April 22, 1944 in London, England, he married Irene Mae Bennett. She died Oct. 1, 1991. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Barb of Milwaukee, Wis., and Eric and Chris of Willis, Texas; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Maureen McLemore of Olympia, Wash., and Kathleen and Phil Fought of Ligonier; a sister, Marlene Scheidler of Ligonier; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Darold; and 2 sisters, Iva Donivan Tully and Janice Rose Jorg. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-11-2005
McDonald Minnie M, 81, of Ligonier, died Saturday at her residence. She was born Jan. 2, 1905 in Whitley County to Frank and Clara (Kilgore) Bennett. In 1920 she married Monroe McDonald, who died in 1956. In 1962 she married Frank Gage, who died in 1964. In 1977 she married Burt Sheley. A lifetime county resident, she had been employed by Wirk Garment, Kroger, Ligonier Elementary School and Ligonier Laundromat. She was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Donivan Tully of Wilmot, Marlene Peck of Ligonier, and Janice Jorg of Tucson., Ariz.; two sons, Merle of Ligonier, and Darold of Pierceton; a sister, Della Sloan of Wilmot; two brothers, Dale of Pierceton, and Donald of Warsaw; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier, Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-28-1986
McDonald Ninabelle, 90, of Kendallville, died Oct. 30, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born May 31, 1916 in Garrett to Frank and Nora Pence. She married Otto McDonald on Dec. 12, 1940 in Defiance, Ohio. He died July 2, 1979. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Beverly of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Debra and Kenneth Scott and James and David Beverly; 2 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Sabrina Scott, and Heather Scott; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Jared and Madelyn Scott; a sister, Florede Clark of Auburn. Four sisters and a brother also preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-1-2006
McDonald Orange, a former resident of Wawaka, died at his home in Goshen May 21 from a heart attack. Funeral was held there Thursday with graveside services at Cosperville. Surviving are the widow and two sons. He was an uncle of Mrs. Joe Steele, west of Albion. + 5-?-1940
McDonald Orville K, 85, died Jan. 16, 2001 at his residence. He was born Sept. 17, 1915 in Logan, W.Va., to Charles and Myrtle (Grubb) McDonald. He married Evelyn Blankenship on Aug. 14, 1948 in Prestonsburg, Ky. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Army during the Philippines campaign. He was a coal miner for 36 years and worked for Quick Tanks in Kendallville for 3 years. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Denzil, Kenneth and Eddie; 2 daughters, Linda Hurst and Reba Bardsley, all of Kendallville; a brother, Charles of Arton, Ky.; a sister, Christine Williamson of Prestonsburg; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell in 1986; and a sister, Anna Rose. Services today at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-19-2001
McDonald Otto D, 59, of Kendallville, died Monday in VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Corunna Aug. 30, 1919, he was the son of Russell and Vernnice (Lindsey) McDonald. He married Ninabelle Pence May 12, 1940 in Defiance, Ohio. He moved to Kendallville 34 years ago from Corunna and has been a factory and railroad employee. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of Elmwood Mennonite Church. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Beverly, Kendallville; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 7-?-1979
McDonald Raymond V, 46, R. 1, Cromwell, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1941 in Cassopolis, Mich., he was the son of Robert and Bertha (Sparrow) McDonald. On Jan. 13, 1961, he married Beverly Lecount. He was a factory supervisor for Mallard Coach in Elkhart. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Sue Ann of Cromwell, and Mrs. Mike (Kay) Piper of Beecher, Ill.; a son, Randy of Illesheim, West Germany; five sisters, Mrs. George (Phyllis) Rockwell of Fla., Mrs. LaVern (Joy) Cox of Mendon, Mo., Mrs. Paul (Barbara) Engle of Millersburg, Mrs. Allen (Sandy) Goodno of Priest River, Idaho, and Mrs. Frank (Sally) Duncan of Nappanee; and two brothers, Gerald of Michigan City, and Kenneth of Elkhart. Funeral Thursday at Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 8-29-1988
McDonald Robert Leroy, 60, died Saturday at the home of his mother on N. College St. Born Sept. 27, 1902 in South Bend, he had been a lifetime resident of northern Indiana. His parents were Joseph and Evelyn (Carter) McDonald. He was a truck driver. On Sept. 3, 1921 he married Bertha Sparrow. Surviving are 3 sons, Gerald and Kenneth of New Paris, and Raymond of Syracuse; 7 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Cooly of North Webster, Mrs. Norma Northrup of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Phyllis Rockwell and Mrs. Sandra Goodno of New Paris, Mrs. Sally Duncan and Mrs. Barbara Engle of Goshen, and Mrs. Joy Cox of Minden, Mo.; his mother of Cromwell; a brother, Fred of Cromwell; 27 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Monday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1963
McDonald Rosalie Delight, daughter of Don and Gertrude McDonald, was born in Wolcottville on Feb. 9, 1924, and died in Fort Wayne on May 15, 1943, being 19 years, 3 months and 6 days of age. She was found dead in her bed at 1345 Taylor St., Fort Wayne, where she was rooming, last Saturday. Death was due to hemorrhages. Surviving are her parents; a sister, Mrs. Waldo Clouse of Fort Wayne, and one brother, Virgil at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stewart of Brimfield. She was engaged to be married soon to Ronald H. Gladieux, who is now in service, stationed at the U. S. Naval Training Station at Great Lakes. She graduated from Rome City High School with the class of 1942 and for several months was employed by General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne. Funeral at the M. E. Church at Brimfield. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1943
McDonald Samuel, about 83, died Nov. 15, 1946 at his home near here of cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Rarick of Wolcottville; one son, L. A. of Detroit; a brother, M H., Sunfish, Mich.; and three sisters, Mrs. George Shrull of Columbia City, Mrs. Lizzie Brown of near Kendallville, and Mrs. Allie Myers of Indianapolis. Funeral at Kendallville. + 11-?-1946
McDonald Virgil D, 63, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born July 21, 1930 in Brimfield to Don and Gertrude (Stewart) McDonald. He married Joan Himes on June 10, 1950 in Kendallville. She died Nov. 11, 1991. He retired in 1985 from Monsanto and was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and Albion Eagles Lodge 2455. Surviving are 3 daughters, Brenda Smolek and Linda Parker of Albion and Tina McDonald of Fort Wayne; one son, David of Wawaka; one sister, Donnabelle Mason of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-14-1993
McDonough Kimberly, 55, of Jamestown, Rhode Island, died at home  Oct. 14, 2013. She was the wife of Jeffrey J. McDonough for 34 years. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of William and Joyce (Hecht) Ply. She was a 1974 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School in Lafayette. She graduated from the Purdue University School of Pharmacy with a doctorate of pharmacy. She had served as the director of pharmacy at hospitals in Indiana and New York State. Kim was the founder and president of Advanced Pharmacy Concepts, a health care consulting company in North Kingstown, R.I. She served on the board of directors of Bank Newport and the board of directors of Northeast Pharmacy Services. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Kelsey McDonough and Lauren McDonough; her sister, Kris Ripke and husband Jerry; her brother, Kevin Ply and wife Julie. Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church,Corunna. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2013
McDonough William, 72, came to Avilla two weeks ago from Bridgeport, Conn. and died Sunday. He is survived by three daughters, Arlene, Teresa and Patricia; and three sons, Thomas, Francis and Michael. Graveside services June 28 in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 6-28-1973 + 6-?-1973
McDougall Paul E, 65, of Huntertown, died Monday in Parkview Hospital. He was an Allen County native and had worked as a milk hauler for Wayne Co-op Dairy for 40 years. Surviving are his wife, Ruby; a son, Michael, D.D.S., of Hartford City; a daughter, Judith K.; a sister, Mary Wolf; a brother, Robert, all of Fort Wayne; a half-brother Charles McCormick of South Milford and a half-sister Hilda McCormick of Fort Wayne. Services Thursday in the United Methodist Church of Huntertown. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 7-10-1890
McDougall Ruby L, 83, of Huntertown, died Sept. 26 in Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 30, 1915 in DeKalb County near LaOtto to Charles and Goldie Alice (Meese) Pepple. She married Paul E. McDougall. He died July 7, 1980. A lifetime resident of the Huntertown community, she was a 1934 graduate of Huntertown High School, an employee of Byron Health Center for 10 years, retiring in 1981, and a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judith K. and Jack Murphy of Fort Wayne; a daughter-in-law, Colleen McDougall of Hartford City; a sister, Marie Bireley of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Kevin McDougall of Fishers and Kelly Hall of Hartford City; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dr. Michael P. in 1987; a sister, Rowene Warner; and 2 brothers, Wilbur and Walter. Funeral in Huntertown United Methodist Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1999
McDougle Kathryn, 75, of Winchester, Ind., died last Tuesday at her home. Services were held Thursday at the Maynard & Walker Funeral Home in Winchester. Surviving are her husband, Theodore; a daughter, Mildred, at home; and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Faux, of near Kendallville. ~ 7-8-1954
McDowell Carrie I, 82, of Wolf Lake died in Whitley County Hospital Dec. 29. She was born in Wells County Dec. 9, 1896 to Otis and Cora Woods Fusselman. She married Roswell C. McDowell Feb. 2, 1916, and they lived at Ossian until moving to a farm in the Merriam area in 1942. Her husband died in July 1960, and she then moved to Wolf Lake. She is survived by a son, Robert of R. 1, Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Frederick Wiley of Wolf Lake and Mrs. Russell Clark of Coshocton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five brothers, Clarence and Luther of Huntington, Earl and George of Fort Wayne, and Harold of Markle; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Harkness of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Phillip Helmke of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Corlis Middling of Toledo, Ohio. Services Dec. 31 at Merriam Christian Chapel, of which she was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-4-1979 + 12-29-1978
McDowell Clara (Kraner) was born in Kendallville Nov. 7, 1887 and died at Greensburg, Pa. June 7, 1909. Her whole life up to the time of her marriage June 12, 1907 to G. A. McDowell of Greensburg, Pa., was spent here. She leaves her husband, infant daughter, parents, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Services will be at the Presbyterian Church. ^ 6-9-1909 She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kraner. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-7-1909 ^ 6-10-1909
McDowell Grover Cleveland "Clee", 85, former resident of Ligonier and Cromwell, died Monday at Turtle Creek Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. He was born June 20, 1885. Only nieces and nephews survive. Funeral will be Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1971
McDowell Jan Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDowell, R. 1, died at birth in Whitley County Hospital April 30. Surviving in addition to the parents are three brothers, Rickey, Brent and Gary, at home; a sister, Jill, at home; and the maternal grandmother and paternal grandparents. Services were held Friday in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 5-7-1959
McDowell R C "Mac" of Kimmell died at his home July 27 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are the wife, a son, and a daughter. + 7-?-1960
McDowell Robert F, 80, of Green Twp, died Dec 11, 2008 at his home. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1946 and married Mary Lou Harlan on Jan. 9, 1949. He retired in 1992 from Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne, after 30 years, and had also been engaged in farming. He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and Noble County Farm Bureau; and was previously on the Noble County Fair Board of Directors. Surviving are his wife; sons Rick (Sharon) and Brent (Lib) of Avilla, and Gary (Vikki) of Albion; daughters, Jill (Terry) Shively of Columbia City and Holly (Wayne) Gibson of Churubusco; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters Pauline Clark and Marceil Scott. Service Tuesday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-14-2008
McDowell Todd M, 18-day old son of Rick and Sharon McDowell of Fort Wayne died Sunday in Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Surviving with his parents are one brother, Timothy Allen, at home; one sister, Trisha Michele, at home; grandparents, Robert and Mary Lou McDowell of Avilla, and Carol Rediger of Spencerville; and great-grandmother, Vesta Franks of Avilla. Graveside services were Wednesday in Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-1-1985 + 7-28-1985
McDuffee Charlotte Lee, 57, Aiken, S.C., died June 29, 2002 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. She was a home economics teacher at New Ellenton Middle School, Lucy C. Laney High School and George P. Butler Comprehensive High School. Surviving are her parents, Lee and Laura Jane (Beers) McDuffee of LaOtto; one daughter, Jennifer Leigh Gordon; 2 sisters, Clara Ann Yarian of Aiken and Carolyn Pequignot of Fort Wayne. Services July 2 at Shellhouse Funeral Home. ~ 7-11-2002
McDuffee Clara Jane, 77, died Sunday at her home in Garrett. Funeral was held in Eel River Baptist Church Tuesday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, Joe of LaOtto, Milton of Leo, and John of Waynesfield, Ohio; 4 daughters, Mrs. Herman Gakle of Churubusco, Mrs. E. A. Sordelet of Allen County, Mrs. Mentor O’Brien of Garrett, and Martha who resided with her mother; and one sister, Mrs. Arlene Harter of Fort Wayne. She was born July 18, 1859 on a farm near Churubusco in Noble County to Thomas and Jane Geiger, her parents being pioneer farmers. She was married in April 1879 to Horace G. McDuffee of Allen County, and they resided on a farm in Allen County east of Churubusco until he died on July 10, 1922. She was a member of the local M. E. Church and the O.E.S. * 11-?-1936
McDuffee Horace G, 66, a farmer of Eel River Twp, Allen County, died at his home Monday following a stroke of paralysis on July 4. He was one of the Democratic nominees for state representative from Allen County. On April 27, 1879, he married Clara Geiger of Noble County, who survives with 6 married children, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Caroline McGuire of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Levi Sheadel of Noble County, and Mrs. Leroy Walters of Churubusco. He was a member of the Churubusco M. E. Church and the Masonic Order. + 7-?-1922
McDuffee Joe T, 73, a lifelong resident of the Churubusco and LaOtto communities, died March 18 at his winter home in Dunedin, Florida, of a heart attack. He was a retired farmer and member of Huntertown Methodist Church, Churubusco Masonic Lodge, Huntertown Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, and for eighteen years a member of the Noble County Council. He had been a Mason for forty-nine years. Surviving are the widow, Lottie; one son, Lee, LaOtto; two stepsons, Theodore and Earl Brindle of LaOtto; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jay Snell, R. R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Elmer Birge of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, John of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Milton of Fort Wayne; and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Simcox, Garrett, Mrs. Herman Gakale of Bradenton, Fla., and Miss Martha McDuffee of Fort Wayne. Funeral March 23, at the McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 3-19-1959
McDuffee Laura L, 97, died March 11, 2012, in Dunedin, Fla. She had spent most of her life in the LaOtto area until moving to Florida in 2002. She was a member of the Huntertown United Methodist Church and the Huntertown Order of the Eastern Star. She was born in Whitley County, Ind., to Walter and Cora Beers. Her husband, Lee McDuffee, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Clara Ann Yarian of Dunedin, Fla., and Carolyn Pequignot of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held April 6 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin. ^ 3-16-2012
McDuffee Lee R, 94, formerly of LaOtto, died December 6, 2002 in Aiken, S.C. Surviving are his wife, Laura Jane; 2 daughters, Clara Ann Yarian of Aiken and Carolyn Pequignot of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte McDuffee. He was a retired professional auctioneer and farmer. Memorial services were held in Aiken at Shellhouse Funeral Home. ~ 1-23-2003
McDuffee Lottie Brindle, 82, a resident of LaOtto, was born Sept. 5, 1892 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of George and Nancy Foulk Moses. She was a member of the Huntertown Eastern Star, Avilla BPW and the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto. She died of cancer Friday in DeKalb Hospital. Surviving are a son, Earl Brindle, LaOtto; a stepson, Lee McDuffee, LaOtto; and a daughter, Mrs. Florence Birge of Dayton, Ohio; a sister; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 2-6-1975 + 1-?-1975
McDuffee Milton H, 78, of Huntertown, died at his home Feb. 18. He retired from Dana Corp. after 14 years of service and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Warner of Huntertown, and a sister, Mrs. Harry Simcox of Garrett. Service today in Fort Wayne. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-21-1974
McDuffee Minerva D, 68, of LaOtto died Sunday of complications. She was born January 13, 1887, in Noble County and lived in the LaOtto area most of her life. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. George Budd. She was married January 8, 1908, in Churubusco to Joe McDuffee. She was a member of the Huntertown Methodist Church and the Huntertown Chapter of OES. Surviving besides the husband are a son, Lee, of LaOtto; one sister, Mrs. Chloe McCoy of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. Services were Tuesday in the Huntertown Methodist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-12-1956
McElfatrick Fred, 57, died Nov. 10 at his cottage at Rome City from complications. He was a native and once a resident of Fort Wayne, at one time a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He had resided with his mother here 8 years. Surviving are the mother and a sister, Mrs. Louise Hobrock of Cleveland, O. Funeral and burial were at Fort Wayne. + 11-?-1941
McElhenie Evelyn E, 78, died Saturday at her Venice, Fla. residence. She was born in Kendallville on Jan. 21, 1918. She was in sales at Maas Brothers for 5 years. Surviving are her husband, Hilton D.; 3 sons, Ronald D. of Winter Haven, Richard N. of Nokomis, and Reginald of Palatka; a daughter, Romaine of Piedmont, Ala.; a brother, Robert Hart of Brooksville, Fla.; 3 sisters, Tootie Hornett of Kendallville, Patty Fye of Jacksonville, Fla., and Beverly Carroll of Mount Holly, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside services today in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota. + 5-4-1996
McElroy Robert, 32, R. 2, Ligonier, died Tuesday in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., as the result of injuries received in a truck accident March 6, at Danville. He was born June 13, 1942 in Detroit, Mich. He married Helen Dean Aug. 28, 1963 in South Bend. A truck driver for All-State Services, Inc., he moved to Cromwell from South Bend five years ago. Surviving are his wife, Helen; his parents, Theodore McElroy, Clinton, and Mrs. Hazel Nagy, Springport, Mich.; two daughters, Edith and Bonnie, and two sons, Robert Jr. and Dewey, all at home; one brother, Theodore, Denver, Colo.; two half-brothers, Jerry Humphrey and Dean Nagy, Springport, Mich.; his foster mother, Mrs. Edith McElroy, Harper Woods, Mich. Funeral Saturday in World Gospel Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 3-?-1975
McElroy Zelma I, 81, died Thursday at the Lutheran Home, Kendallville. A registered nurse, she came to this area from Tampa, Fla. Survivors are two brothers, Jesse Tuffley of Kendallville, and Milton Tuffley of Las Vegas, Nev. A memorial services will be held at a later date. + 12-3-1987
McEntarfer Eunice I, 66, died Monday in DeKalb Hospital. She was a resident of Ashley, born May 14, 1919 in Kendallville to Quincy and Mabel (Reed) Smith. She married Clyde E. McEntarfer July 19, 1941 in Garrett. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Pamela) Myers of St. Joe, and Mrs. Randy (Patricia) Walsh, Angola; four brothers, Clardon of New Haven, Howard and Elmer of Kendallville, Eursal of Fort Wayne; one sister, Florence Longbrake of Kendallville; and one granddaughter, Julie K. Myers of St. Joe. Funeral will be Thursday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. + 10-28-1988
McEntarfer Robert, 54, of Fort Wayne, died in Parkview Hospital June 1. He was born Nov. 11, 1923 in Waterloo to Ora and Goldie Smith McEntarfer and had lived in Fort Wayne the past 20 years. He was retired from Speedway Lumber Co. there. Survivors are his wife, Mary; one son; two daughters; a stepdaughter; three brothers and seven sisters. He is survived locally in Albion by his mother-in-law, Pearl Shidler and brother-in-law, Bill Shidler. Services at Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel June 4. * 1978
McEnterffer (Wilson) Sarah Melissa
was born in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1856.  Her mother moved to DeKalb County in 1858.  She was married to  Alexander McEnterffer on  Nov. 20, 1873.  They moved to Ligonier March 20, 1881, and she died Dec. 21, 1889.  Her body was taken to Waterloo, her former home, and funeral services were held in the English Reformed church, Dec 23.  She left a husband and young daughter, Adah, of fifteen years. Ligonier Banner Dec. 26, 1889 (Cntributed by Judy Richter)
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cEvoy Anna, 45, R. 4, Rochester, died June 6 at South Bend Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1932 in Noble County, she was the daughter of French and Dorothy (Zimmerman) Lawson. Surviving are her mother in Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Carson (Barbara) Slone, Ligonier; four brothers; a son and a daughter. She was a Fulton County health nurse since 1972. Funeral was Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with burial in Akron. + 6-6-1978
McEwen Florence Barbara, daughter of Abram and Maria Buttermore Franks, was a native of Jefferson Twp, where she was born on July 21, 1866, and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gertrude Cass, South Bend, Ind., June 6, 1933, aged 66 years, ten months and 15 days. On Dec. 25, 1889 she married W. H. McEwen. Previous to her marriage she was a teacher in the schools of Elkhart Twp, and during her husband’s term as postmaster of Albion, she was his capable assistant. Not having children of their own, they took into their home her niece, Beatrice Renahan, when an infant, and raised as their own. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. With the exception of two years in Warsaw and six years in Oconomowoc, Wis., she has lived her entire married life in Albion. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, one sister, Belle, and one brother, Braden M. She is survived by the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Edwin Boyer; son-in-law, Edwin Boyer; one grandson, Edwin C. Boyer; and one granddaughter, Barbara B. Boyer; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Kendallville, Mrs. Gertrude Cass, South Bend, Mrs. Mabel Sandidge, Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Arthur J., Wawaka, Forrest B., Chicago, Ill., Edgar A., Evanston, Ill., Charles E., Albion. Funeral from Cosperville Baptist Church June 9. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 6-?-1933
McEwen Hannah was born May 18, 1818 in Washington County, New York, the daughter of William and Ruth (Davis) Dickson. When 12 years of age she moved to Holmes County, Ohio with her parents. In 1839 she married William McEwen. They resided in Mansfield, Ohio until Oct. 1854. They, with 4 children, came to Noble County and settled on the farm in Orange Twp, 1/2 mile west of Brimfield. Her husband died November 11, 1891 in his 78th year. She died December 4, 1906 at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 16 days. Her illness from the first was dysentery. She had partially recovered and was stricken with pneumonia. She was the mother of 5 children, Alford, Hannibal F. and Josiah preceding her in death. William A. and Mary, wife of A. J. Niswander, survive, along with 3 grandchildren, W. H., Frank J. and James E. of Cheyenne, Wyoming - the former deputy state auditor of Wyoming; and one great-grandchild. Obsequies were at the residence Thursday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
McEwen Mary Charlotte was born May 24, 1844 near New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio. At the age of 5 months she came with her parents to Noble County, locating near Albion where she grew up. On March 26, 1866 she married Samuel M. Chilcote. They had two children, Mrs. Anna Barcus and James M., both of Albion. On Jan. 29, 1869, the husband died, leaving the widow and two small children. On April 31, 1872 she married W. A. McEwen near Brimfield, where she resided in the McEwen home 52 years. She died Feb. 22, 1924, aged 79 years, 8 months and 24 days. She leaves her husband; 2 children; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1924
McEwen Minerva E, daughter of Henry and Mary Hoffman Bowman, was born in Morrow County, Ohio July 4, 1847 and died in Warsaw, Ind. Aug. 1, 1921, aged 74 years and 28 days, from pernicious anemia. She accompanied her parents to Albion, when 3 months old and continuously resided in Noble County until her demise, with the exception of her residence in Warsaw, which began last Nov. She married at Ligonier Hannibal F. McEwen on Nov. 6, 1864. They had three sons, two of whom died in infancy. The husband died in Jan. 1876, as the result of an accident, leaving the wife and two small children, one an infant three weeks old. The infant died the following autumn. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Brimfield. She is survived by one son, William H.; a granddaughter, Beatrice; one sister, Mrs. Abie Enders of Elkhart; one half-brother, Elmer S. Bowman of Detroit, Mich.; one stepsister, Mrs. Charlotte McEwen of near Brimfield; one step-brother, S. Bowman of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her father in 1858 and her mother in 1906 and 2 brothers. Obsequies were held at the United Brethren Church. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 8-?-1921
McEwen William was born April 15, 1814 in Center County, Penn.; died at Brimfield Nov. 11, 1891, aged 77 years, 6 months and 26 days. Forty years of his life were passed in Penn. and Ohio. From Richland County in the latter state, he came with his family to Noble County in 1854 and settled near Brimfield. The widow; two children, Mrs. Mary Niswander and Andrew McEwen; and 3 grandchildren, William H. McEwen of Chicago, and two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Niswander survive. Funeral was Nov. 13, 1891. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 11-11-1891
McEwen William Andrew, 83, pioneer resident of Noble County, died May 23 at his home just west of Brimfield from paralysis. He was born in Morrow County, Ohio, July 20, 1845 and came to Noble County with his parents, William M. and Hannah McEwen, when he was 8 years of age. Most of his life was spent on the farm, where he died. In 1862 he was married to Charlotte Bowman, who died 4 years ago. Since her death, his only sister, Mrs. Mary Niswander, and the last of a family of five children, has been living with him. Funeral was held Friday from the late residence. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 5-?-1928
McEwen William H died April 20 at the home of his daughter in Greenfield, Ind. from uremic poisoning. He was the only son of Hannibal and Minerva McEwen and was born on a farm near Brimfield, Ind. Dec. 26, 1865. He attended Valparaiso University and spent the early years of his life as a teacher in the country schools of Noble County. He married Florence Franks and they made their home in Albion, where he owned and published the Albion Democrat for 25 years. He was at one time postmaster of the Albion post office. After selling the Democrat he held positions as newspaper editor in Warsaw, Ind. on the Warsaw Daily Union and later spent 7 years in Wisconsin as editor of the Oconomowoc Enterprise. He was a lifelong member of the local United Brethren Church. His wife died in June 1934. He is survived by his foster daughter, Mrs. Edwin T. Boyer; and three grandchildren, Edwin Jr., Barbara and Carol Boyer. + 4-?-1942
McFarland Frances E was born near Mt. Pleasant on April 7, 1851 and died at the place of her birth on Jan. 27, 1931, being 79 years, 9 months and 20 days of age. Her father was Christian and her mother, Frances E. Barhan, and there were five children, three girls and two boys. Two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Pepple and Mrs. Jane Holcomb, and one brother, Alvin, with her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, William of Allen Twp. In 1872 she married Lambert McFarland. There were two children, Mrs. Jesta Parks at home, and Owen D. of Chicago. Her husband died in Jan. 28, 1910. For about 28 years she has been a member of the OEW at Kendallville and for 16 years a member of the Christian Science Society at Kendallville. The Christian Science service was Thursday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-?-1931
McFarland Kate died at the Kendallville Hospital Wednesday. She was born Jan. 11, 1876 near Wawaka, the daughter of John and Jane Renahan. May 31, 1899 she married Mason McFarland at Wawaka. The family located in Kendallville 40 years ago, his being employed for years on the Toledo & Chicago Interurban Railway, which later became known at the Fort Wayne & Northwestern Interurban Railway Co. Last rites were held at Berhalter & Son Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 6-?-1946
McFarland Lambert, one of the oldest pioneers of Noble County, died at his home in Jefferson Twp Friday, aged 73 years 9 months and 8 days. He was born on a farm about 10 miles from Mansfield, Richland County, O., Sept. 10, 1846. He came with his mother to Noble County in 1855 shortly after the death of his father and has been a resident of the county ever since. He has been a farmer all his life, owning one of the finest farms in Jefferson Twp. He was married in Noble County Oct. 24, 1872 to Frances E. Barhan, daughter of Christian and Mary C. Barhan. They had 2 children, Owen D. and Jesta, the latter now being the wife of M. J. Parks. The children and wife survive. Funeral at the residence Jan. 31. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 1-29-1910 He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He also leaves a brother James of Wawaka; sister, Louisa Hupp of Newton, Kansas. ^ 2-2-1910
McFarland Owen D, 71, Jefferson Twp native and until 3 years ago a resident of Chicago, died Friday in his home in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood from heart disease and complications. Born northeast of here Oct. 3, 1876, a son of Lambert and Frances McFarland, he was a graduate of Kendallville High School and Purdue University, after which he worked as a draftsman in northern Indiana. In Chicago, where he lived from 1914 to 1944, he was affiliated with an industry which manufactured roofing machines. The only survivors are 3 cousins. His wife, Ida, died in Jan. 1943. Funeral Monday in the residence. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1947
McFarlin David, 92, of Kendallville died December 17, 2010 in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center. He was a farmer and had worked at Newnam Foundry in Kendallville for over 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was born May 20, 1918, in Ashland, Kentucky, to John C. and Sarah McFarlin. On August 9, 1941, in Kendallville he married Hilda Mae Smith. She died July 8, 1966. In 1971, he married Ora Spitler in South Milford. She died in 2001. Surviving are a daughter, Esther Hollar of Kendallville; a stepson; two granddaughters, Michelle Rendon and Shawn Dunafin; a grandson, Michael McFarlin of Glasgow, Kentucky; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Dawn Hollar; a son, David McFarlin Jr.; 4brothers; and 7 sisters. Graveside services will be held December 21 in Lake View Cemetery. Military graveside services will be provided by active duty members of the U.S. Army. ^ 12-18-2010
McFarlin James M, 20, of Brenham, Tex., formerly of Cromwell and Ligonier, was killed in a one-car accident Aug. 26. Services were held Aug. 29 in Brenham. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Grace McFarlin; and a daughter, Suzzett Marie, both of Brenham; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sterl McFarlin of Groveland, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. William High of Webster, Fla.; four brothers, Edgar, Alvin, Jason and Russell High of Fla.; 6 sisters, Mrs. Thela Clark of Mich., Mrs. Stella Fought, Mrs. Linda Gillespie, and Mrs. Bonnie Lillard of Ligonier, Mrs. Inez Devil of Fla., Mrs. Retha Dunham of Calif.; one half-brother, Sterl Cisco McFarlin Jr.; and one half-sister, Thela Babbett of Fla. + 9-?-1972
McFarlin Ora E, 80, died June 20, 2000 at her daughter's home in Auburn. She was a dietary aide. She was born July 4, 1919 in LaOtto to Freda (Preston) and William Wappes. She married Pete Spitler on August 7, 1937 in Marion and he died in 1961. She married David McFarlin in 1971 and he survives in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 sons, Bruce Spitler of Hudson and Joe Spitler of Bradenton, Fla.; 4 daughters, Carol Ankney of Fort Myers, Fla., Beverly Boyd and Kathy Lewellyn of Auburn, and Linda Sparkman of Garrett; one sister, Dorothy Loft of Tipton; 4 half-brothers; one half-sister; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Wappes Jr.; one granddaughter, Shelly Boyd; and one son-in-law, Maurice Boyd. No services. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery, rural Garrett. ~ 6-29-2000
McFarren Boyd, 54, director of the Noble County Plan Commission, died Oct. 7 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, South Bend. He was born Aug. 10, 1922 in Sparta Twp, the son of Clarence and Ruth (Baker) McFarren. He married Mary North on June 8, 1952 in the Methodist parsonage in Cromwell. He was a lifetime resident of Cromwell and the area where he resided on R. 1. Survivors include his mother; his wife; two daughters, Connie L. Hayes, Cromwell, and Carolyn Doyle, Hawaii; two sons, Barry, Dallas, Tex., and Boyd M. Jr., Madison; one brother, Max, R. 2, Ligonier; and four grandchildren. Services Oct. 9 in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-7-1976
McFarren Clarence, 60, a retired farmer of Cromwell, died of a heart attack while appraising a farm in York Twp Saturday. A director of the Cromwell State Bank, he had recently filed for the position of county commissioner. He was a member of the Sparta Twp advisory board. He was a lifelong resident of Noble County, born Feb. 28, 1898 in Washington Twp, the son of Frank and Barbara (Abrams) McFarren. He married Ruth Baker in 1921 at Kimmell. He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church, a veteran of WW I, member of Sparta Post No. 421 American Legion, and Cromwell Lodge No. 705 F & AM. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Boyd and Max of near Cromwell; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Galloway of Cromwell and Mrs. Mary Stoner of Ligonier; one brother, Jim of Elkhart; and 7 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Broadway Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1958
McFarren Max L, 77, of Ligonier, died Feb. 21, 2010 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 26, 1932 in Noble County to Clarence and Ruth (Baker) McFarren. On Aug. 4, 1951 he married Dorothy Baker in Kimmell. He was a farmer and also delivered RVs. He was a member of Cromwell F&AM Lodge No. 205 and Stone's Hill Church. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Betty McFarren of Ligonier, and 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Deena and Greg Rupert of Albion and Michele and Tom Ritchie of Ligonier; 12 grandchildren, Jamie and Kendal Rupert, Brad (Kim) Rupert, Deana (Joe) Sutherland, Thomas Max (Dawn) Ritchie, Kelly (Aaron) Cole, Tracy (Chris) Millins, Abby (Andy) Reed, Brooke Stauffer and Mallory, Morgan and Riley McFarren; 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie, and a brother. Funeral Feb. 25 at Stone's Hill Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-23-2010
McFarren Ruth E, 87, of R. 3, Ligonier, and formerly of Cromwell, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 3, 1902 in Noble County, the daughter of Ulysses and Mae (Stephenson) Baker. On Dec. 31, 1921 she married Clarence McFarren, who died in 1958. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of Broadway Christian Chapel, Cromwell American Legion Auxiliary and a former member of the Noble County Welfare Board. Surviving are a son, Max of Ligonier; a sister, Divona Correll of Cromwell; a brother, Everett of Kimmell; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Boyd, preceded her in death. Services Friday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-27-1989
McGaharan Ann C, 78, a resident of the Sacred Heart Home for three years, died there Saturday. She formerly resided in New Haven. She was born in Cecil, Ohio and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in New Haven. Surviving are a daughter, two sons, a sister and a brother. Services Wednesday in St. John’s Church. ~ 4-6-1967
McGahen Evelyn D, 78, died unexpectedly Thursday in her winter home in Bonita Springs, Fla. She was born in Fort Wayne on Jan. 26, 1921 to George and Maria (Lagemann) John. She married Lawrence W. McGahen on Oct. 5, 1940 in Indianapolis. He died Oct. 27, 1987. She worked as a secretary at Uniform Printing Co. in Kendallville, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville and Kendallville Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Phyllis McGahen of Kendallville; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Bidwell of Rome City; one sister, Helen Haynes of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren, Jeff, Deric and Brad Bidwell, Jane Myers, Kimerly Terry and Dawn McGahen; 3 great-grandchildren, Justin and Ryan Handshoe and Nicholas Terry. One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-18-1999
McGahen Lawrence "Bill" of 431 N. State St., died today in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville Feb. 23, 1917, he was the son of Archie and Ethel (Fritz) McGahen. On Oct. 5, 1940 in Indianapolis, he married Evelyn John. He served on the fire department from 1941 until his retirement in 1982. He worked 20 years for Trenton Garment Co. and 10 years for Purolator Courier. He had also served on what was the city traffic board. Surviving are his wife: a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Bidwell of Rome City; a son, Kendallville fire chief Larry McGahen, Kendallville; two sisters, Delores Temple, Kendallville, and Eleanore Goudy, Marshall, Mich.; 6 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-27-1987
McGee Constance Lucille, 67, died Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mikki Place. She died in the same home in which she was born. She was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Kendallville to Henry S. and Margaret "Luella" (Treesh) Kimmel. Her mother died Dec. 23, 1991. A lifettime Kendallville resident, she was a graduate of Kendallville High School and Gradwhol Technology School in St. Louis, Mo. She had worked as a trained lab technician 13 years at Irene Byron in Fort Wayne and then worked for her family's business, Kendallville Laundry & Dry Cleaning until the business was sold in 1984. She then worked for Kendallville waste water treatment plant until March 1992. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are her father; a daughter, Mikki Place; a son, Richard McGee; a sister, Margaret "Peg" Lombard, all of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren, Michael, Kristine, Brandy, Brad and Becky Place and Abby McGee. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard, a youngster, and Wayne Kimmel in August 1977. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-25-1993
McGee David L, 36, (Staff Sgt.) of Fort Campbell, Ky., died Wednesday at Blanchfield U. S. Army Hospital, Fort Campbell. He was born Sept. 16, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of James and Donna (Edwards) McGee. On May 24, 1969 in Kendallville he married Patricia Sue Ebert. He was in charge of the 3rd Holitzer Section assigned to Charlie Battery 320th Field Artillery. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Tammie 14; and two sons, James 11, and John 7, all at home. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-14-1984
McGee Joellen, 60, of Fort Wayne, died May 9, 2004 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. She was employed at Central Soya in Fort Wayne for 14 years and also worked as the engineering program administrator at ITT for 19 years. She graduated in 1962 from Churubusco High School. She was born April 11, 1944 in Wolf Lake to Nile W. and Emma (Louise) Clouse) Egolf. Surviving are a daughter, Kelly McGee in Fort Wayne; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Steven Parker of Simpsonville, S.C.; and 2 grandsons, Shawn and Casey Weaver. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry, on April 17, 1997. Services Tuesday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-10-2004
McGiffin John K, 80 of Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County Dec. 6, 1903, the son of William H. and Mary Ellen (Reinoehl) McGiffin. On July 15, 1925 in Auburn, he married Thelma S. Smith, who died April 18, 1976. He moved from Corunna to Kendallville 58 years ago where he was employed for more than 20 years by McCray Refrigerator Co. as a materials controller. He was a member of the McCray 20 Year Club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Vivian) Pankop of Kendallville; a son, John Patrick of Schenectady, N.Y.; a sister, Vida of Boca Raton, Fla.; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 1-8-1984
McGiffin Thelma S, 68, who died Sunday in McCray Hospital, had lived on Eunice Ave., Kendallville. She was born July 11, 1907 to Daniel B. and Maud (Weirick) Smith in Corunna. She married John K. McGiffin July 15, 1925 in Auburn. Her husband and father survive. She was a 51-year Kendallville resident and employed by Flint & Walling from 1943 to 1946. She then was employed by Kraft Foods seven years. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Vivian) Pankop, Kendallville; one son, John Patrick McGiffin, Schenectady, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Grant Lindsey, Kendallville, and Mrs. Harold DeLong, Avilla; and five grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 4-22-1976 + 4-?-1976
McGill Helen (Saller), 86, of Selma and formerly of Kendallville, died in a Selma hospital Monday. The Kendallville native formerly taught history and home economics in Kendallville. Her husband, George, whom she married in 1935, died in 1977. Surviving are two daughters; two sisters, Genevieve Saller of Kendallville, and Mary McClement of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be Wednesday in Selma and in Fort Recovery, Ohio Friday. + 3-13-1989
McGill Louise Ott, 79, died today at Fountainview Nursing Center, Goshen. She was born May 4, 1906 in Elkhart County to Jesse and Georgia (Green) Botts. On May 31, 1924 she married Forrest Ott, who died in 1966. On May 4, 1968 she married William McGill. A lifetime Ligonier and Millersburg area resident, she was a member of Richville United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Larry Ott of Wawaka, and Glenn Ott of Fort Wayne; three stepsons, Vernon McGill of Syracuse, Wayne McGill of Longmont, Colo., and Bobbie McGill of Goshen; a sister, Phyllis Brown of Syracuse; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Solomon Creek Cemetery. + 5-13-1985
McGinley Carrie S (Mrs. Samuel) in Jefferson Twp committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with a pistol while her little babe was sleeping in her arms. She was 27 years of age and was subject to epilepsy. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 4-12-1889
McGinley Edward R died at St. Lo, France Sept. 4, 1944 at the age of 19. Services will be at Church of the Blessed Sacrament to which he belonged. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He was born Sept. 20, 1924, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex McGinley and graduated from Albion High School with the class of 1942. He entered the Army on Feb. 22, 1943 and went overseas in May 1944 and there served until his death with Co. C., 115th Infantry, 29th Division. He is survived by his parents; a brother; and two sisters, Joseph, Catherine and Ruth, all at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGinley of Darlington, Wisconsin. + 9-?-1944
McGinley Margaret T, 59, wife of Rex McGinley of Skinner Lake, died July 9, 1959 in McCray Hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. and Mrs. McGinley moved to this community in 1939 from Chicago, where she was born July 28, 1899, and for about 6 years, until 2 years ago, had resided in the American Legion home in Kendallville, where he was custodian. They were the parents of Edward, who was killed in WW II, the first casualty from this area. The Albion VFW Post was named in his honor. Surviving are the husband, whom she married June 1, 1921; a son, Joseph in the Marine Corps in Hawaii; two daughters, Ruth of Chicago, and Mrs. Weldon Mawhorter of Albion; 2 grandsons and 2 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Clark and Sr. M. Amadeus of Chicago. Final rites Saturday in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1959
McGinley Rex E, about 74, died Sept. 9, 1965 at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne from heart disease. He was born at Darlington, Wis. April 9, 1891. He was a widower. During his active years he was a plant manager and a skilled wood worker. He came to Albion from Chicago and had resided here 26 years. He was a veteran of WW I. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGinley and is survived by one son, Joseph of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hiatt of Huntertown, and Mrs. Catherine Mawhorter of Albion; a brother, Harry of Darlington. One son, Edward, died in WW II. Funeral Sept. 11 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1965
McGlocklin Frances E, 84, of Albion, died April 20, 2012 at Avalon Village. She was born on January 6, 1928, to Mae Irene (Bonar) and Wilmer Rarick in Wolf Lake. She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Heileman; one sister, June (Dallas) “Bud” Shively; 4 grandchildren, Thomas (Laura) Heileman, Faith Castaneda, Brandy (Gonzalo) Bocanegra and Guy Heileman; 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, James McGlocklin; 2 brothers, Paul and William Rarick; and one great-grandson. Cremation at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center in Ligonier. ^ 4-25-2012
McGowan John Andrew, 27, died Friday in his Kendallville home. He was born July 8, 1970 in Kendallville to Andrew and Rita (St. Clair) McGowan. Surviving are his parents and one sister, Ann Marie of Kendallville. No funeral. + 9-?-1997
McGowan L D, 85, an early settler of Milford Twp, LaGrange County, died at his home in that neighborhood Friday from diabetes. He was born in Crown Point, N. Y. Feb. 11, 1827, moving with his parents to Ohio when but 14 years old. He came to this community in 1859, locating in the South Milford neighborhood. He spent a portion of his life in Kansas, returning to this community in 1887 and has lived here ever since. His wife died a year ago. He is survived by a son, Charles, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Austin. Funeral at Brushy Prairie Sunday afternoon. Burial, Brushy Prairie. + 3-?-1912
McGraw Anna M, 79, of R. 2, Howe, died Monday in LaGrange Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1908 in Lansing, Mich., the daughter of William and Bertha (Nesbitt) Gill. On Sept. 27, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., she married Lowell McGraw. She moved to the Howe area 15 years ago from Kendallville. She had formerly worked for the Grand Central Railroad in Detroit and was a member of Howe United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Hill of Howe; a son, David of Paso Robles, Calif.; two brothers, Leo of Royal Oak, Mich., and James of Huntington, Mich.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Howe United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-18-1988
McGraw David A, 68, of LaOtto, died September 3, 2004 in Betz Nursing Home of Auburn. He was born January 20, 1936 in Detroit to Lowell and Anna (Hill) McGraw. Surviving are 2 sons, Casey of Paso Robles, Calif., and Shannon of Atascadero, Calif.; a daughter, Shawna Donahue of Paso Robles; his partner, Nancy Traxler of LaOtto; a sister, Joyce Hill of Howe; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A great-granddaughter preceded him in death. He was a deputy sheriff in Ventura County, Calif. for 7 1/2 years and had lived in LaOtto the past 15 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Kendallville VFW and Garrett American Legion and Eagles. Graveside services at Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-9-2004
McGraw David M, 88, resident of this community since 1946 after moving from Detroit, Mich., died Monday in the home of a son, Lowell L., 88, resident of this community. A retired grain elevator worker, he also formerly lived in the Bloomington, Ill., area. Surviving are two other sons, William, Detroit, and Clarence, Kimmell; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Spidle, Bloomington, Ill., Mrs. Vera Wilson, Bensenville, Ill., and Mrs. Minnie Wyers, Franklin Park, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Watson in Calif.; a brother, Elmer in Wyoming; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. + 1957
McGraw Lowell L, 82, R. 2, Howe, died Tuesday in LaGrange Hospital. He was born May 11, 1906 in Bloomington, Ill., the son of David M. and Jeanette (Wedgebury) McGraw. On Sept. 27, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., he married Anna M. Gill, who died Oct. 10, 1988. He owned Mac and Ann’s Drive-In in Kendallville 1946-58 and later was in the construction business. He was a member of Howe United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Hill of Howe; a son, David A. of Pas Robles, Calif.; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Howe United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-3-1989
McGregor Lillian E, 83, died Saturday at the Lutheran Home, Kendallville. She was born Nov. 2, 1892 in St. Louis, Minn. and was a member of the Gresonol Bible Church in Duluth, Minn. She is survived by one son, Allan, Fort Wayne; and one brother, Jack Shaw, Regina, Canada. There will be a graveside service Wednesday at Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1976
McGuin Clara M, 58, Ligonier, died from a heart attack Saturday at her home. A native of Waterloo, she was born July 28, 1905 and married William M. McGuin Nov. 5, 1931. She moved from Waterloo to Ligonier about 40 years ago. She was a member of the Women of the Moose of Goshen and the Eagles and American Legion Auxiliaries at Ligonier, and a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Surviving are the husband; her mother, Mrs. John Shoudel, Waterloo; 3 brothers, Albert Shoudel, Auburn, Michael Shoudel, Wolcottville, and Carl Shoudel, Ligonier; and one sister, Mrs. Esther Miller, Waterloo. Funeral Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1964
McGuin Lumma, 70, died here Wednesday. Surviving are the husband, Frank; 2 sons, William of Ligonier, and Royce of Goshen; a granddaughter, Colleen Rose, Goshen; and a brother, William Sharp. Funeral Saturday at Kerr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1944
McGuin Rosena F, 92, of Ligonier, died December 28, 2010 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing. She retired from Essex Wire after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was born October 26, 1918, in Waterloo to Joseph B. and Magdalene (Blomeke) Miller. She married William R. McGuin on June 2, 1965. He died April 4, 1978. Surviving are three children: John Shoudel of Ligonier, Charlotte (Ralph) Boyd of Ligonier and Charles (Getta) Shoudel of Bonaire, Ga.; six grandchildren: Michelle, Wendy, Michella (Paul) Scarlett, Chuck Jr. (Jessica) Shoudel, Jason (Kristen) Shoudel and Amy; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and one sister: Zella Ann (Paul) Collins of Butler. She was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Thelma, Martha, Isabell and Elvena; and one brother, Ambrose Miller. Services December 31 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-29-2010
McGuin William R, 79, 605 Grant St., died in the V.A. Hospital in Fort Wayne Friday. He was born June 2, 1898 in Nappanee, son of Frank and Lumma (Sharp) McGuin. He married Rosena Shoudel June 2, 1965 in Columbia City. A Ligonier resident since 1903, he was a WW I veteran and member of the Ligonier Eagles, American Legion and Masonic Lodge, Kendallville Moose and 40 & 80 Voiture 642 of DeKalb County. Surviving are two stepsons, John and Charles Shoudel, and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Charlotte Wills of Ligonier. Services at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier, Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-1-1978
McGuire Alice, 84, died at the Lutheran Home Tuesday. She had previously lived on R. 1, Rome City. Born Aug. 25, 1888 in Randolph County, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Thornburgh) Sumwalt. She married Conner McGuire. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Cougill, Kendallville; two brothers; one sister; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Funeral in Thornsberg Funeral Home, Parker, Friday. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Farmland. She was a member of Hopewell Church, Farmland. + 1-?-1974
McGuire Alva was the son of Benjamin and Rachel McGuire, born Jan. 5, 1857 in Ashland County, Ohio, and died March 16, 1924 at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 11 days. He married Lillie M. Ernest Jan. 8, 1879. They had one daughter and six sons. They moved to Noble County on April 1, 1883. He was united with the Methodist Church at Charter Oak in 1885. He leaves a wife; a sister, Mrs. J. B. Andrews of Loudonville, Ohio; a brother of Denver, Colo.; and seven children, Harry of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. F. R. Lepird and Willis of Ligonier, Virgil of Kendallville, Lewis and Forrest of Fort Wayne, and Rollin of Albion; a number of grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Sparta Tuesday. + 3-?-1924
McGuire Bryan Lee - See Cary Allen McGuire.
McGuire Carey Allen 6, and Bryan Lee 4, were killed in a 2-vehicle accident Monday near Albion at County Roads 75E and 100N. Funeral was Thursday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Their parents, Lee and Janice, and another child, Christine 1, were en route to see Mrs. Beulah Herendeen, whose husband, Dallas C. Herendeen, the father of Mrs. McGuire, died Feb. 18. McGuire was charged with disregarding a stop sign. Surviving are the parents, sister and grandmother are grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Carlos McGuire of near Kimmell; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollin McGuire of R. 1, Albion and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sutton of R. 2, Churubusco. * 3-?-1966 + 3-?-1966 (Carey b. 7-18-1959 Bryan b. 1-26-1962 - d. 3-7-1966)
McGuire Carl E, 92, rural Churubusco, died November 6, 2011, at his home. He was born September 15, 1919 in Noble County, a son of Rollin and Orpha (Lindsay) McGuire. He graduated from Albion High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He married Pauline Weidman in Churubusco on May 8, 1943. He was engaged in farming there all his adult life. Surviving are his daughter Patricia McGuire of Churubusco; a sister Marcelle (Lee) Mahnesmith of Terre Haute; a grandson Stacy (Krista) Holzinger of Churubusco; and two great-grandsons Jacob and Logan Holzinger of Churubusco. He was preceded in death by his wife on March 5, 2011; a son, Jerry McGuire, on January 16, 2011; a grandson, Chad McGuire, on January 27, 2008; three brothers, and one sister. Funeral Nov. 10 at Sheets Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets & Childs Nov. 7, 2011
McGuire Carlos R, 82, died Saturday in his Kimmell home. He was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Noble County to Rollin and Orpha (Lindsey) McGuire. On March 1, 1939 in Albion he married Berniece Sutton. A lifetime Noble County resident, he had been a farmer for 50 years. He served on the Sparta Cemetery Association Board and was a member of Noble County Farm Bureau. He attended Sparta United Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Lee of Albion and Ray of Churubusco; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Ruth) Alwine of Albion and Mrs. Bobby (Linda) Pease of Bloomington; 2 brothers, Carl of Churubusco and Max of Albion; 2 sisters, Mrs. James (Evelyn) Young of Albion and Mrs. Lee (Marcelle) Mahnesmith of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and 2 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-25-1997
McGuire David, 14, (b. 11-12-1967 - d. 7-1-1982) Albion, was killed last Thursday in a car-bicycle accident on Road 6 west of Wawaka. He and two friends had made the trip to visit relatives in Ligonier. The bike he was riding swerved and threw it into the path of a car driven by Walter Scott Hummel, who had swerved in an attempt to miss the boy on the bike. He is survived by his mother, Alanna Coffelt McGuire; his father, Larry Fox, Ligonier; stepfather, Bill McGuire; two brothers, John and Steven; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coffelt and Mr. and Mrs. Max McGuire; great-grandparents, Orpha McGuire, Ligonier, and Arley Tabor of Ohio. Funeral Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-1-1982
McGuire Elizabeth E, 71, of Churubusco, was dead on arrival June 9 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born in Wells County Nov. 18, 1905 to Merritt and Merle Drum Abbott. She married Clarence Elmer McGuire in 1930 and they lived all their married life in Whitley County. He died in 1946. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, OES and Pythian Sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Phil Johnson of Churubusco and Mrs. Jack Herendeen of R. 2, Avilla; three sons, Richard (Pat) of Churubusco, Tom of R. 2, Albion and John Michael of Lapel; her mother of Fort Wayne; a brother, Harold of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Alice Carney of Poneto; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Rites at Churubusco United Methodist Church June 12. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 6-16-1977 + 6-9-1977
McGuire Irene (Turk), 81, of Avilla, died January 23, 2003. She was born July 18, 1921 in Indianapolis. Her foster parents were Clyde and Corie Stiffner. She married Max McGuire on December 15, 1942 in Wawaka. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Lois and Ken Ward of Rome City, Elaine Wolfe of Albion, and Betty and John Pettit of Goshen; one son, Bill McGuire of Kendallville; one brother, Ralph Stiffner of Kendallville; one sister, Evelyn Grate of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, Kim and Lance Snyder, Daren Bortner, Kristal and Jimmy Mynhier, Tracy and Ron Stanley, Teresa and Troy Airgood, Jenny Pettit, Tiffany and Dennis Wolfe, Steven and Carrie McGuire, Troy and Melissa Owen, Dustin, Gavin and Brentin McGuire; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Neal Wolfe; one brother and 3 grandchildren. She was a homemaker. Services at Orr Funeral Home of Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 2-6-2003
McGuire Leitha I, 79, died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Jefferson Twp, Noble County Aug. 11, 1913 to Albert F. and Ida (Winebrenner) Boggs. On March 31, 1956 in Columbia City she married Wroth McGuire. He died July 20, 1989. A lifetime area resident, she had worked for Blue Bell in Columbia City. Surviving is a sister, Phyllis Boggs of rural Kendallville. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-13-1992
McGuire Lena, 34, wife of Virgil McGuire, died at her home in Kendallville last Monday from injuries received in a fall Saturday. While working in the cellar she fainted and fell, striking her head against the cellar wall which caused concussion of the brain. Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Grace; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker; two brothers, Thurman of near Wolcottville, and Sylvanus of Kendallville. Funeral Thursday from the Evangelical Church. + 4-?-1925
McGuire Lovzinski, son of Benjamin and Rachel Gladden McGuire, was born near Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1852, and died at his home in Noble County March 6, 1923, aged 70 years, 7 months and one day. He leaves his widow and three daughters, Mrs. M. J. Engle, Avilla, Mrs. Bertha Bowman, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Grace Franks, Churubusco; two grandchildren, Mary Esther Franks, Churubusco, Cliffton Engle, South Bend; three brothers, Alva, Albion, Wilson, Denver, Colo., Hugh, Loudonville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Andrews, Loudonville. He was married to Malinda Budd on Dec. 24, 1874. In the spring of 1891 he moved with his family from Ashland County to Noble County. He united with the Summit M. E. Church on May 29, 1892. He was affiliated with the Albion Lodge No. 97 FAM. Funeral at his residence on Thursday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 3-6-1923
McGuire Malinda, daughter of Thomas and Clarissa Budd, was born near Perrysville, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1855. She married Lovzinski McGuire Dec. 24, 1874. He died 7 years ago. They had 3 daughters, Iva Engle, living near Avilla, Mrs. Bertha Bowman of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Grace Franks, widow of Dr. Franks, in Churubusco. In the spring of 1891 the family moved to Noble County near the Summit M. E. Church on the Avilla charge. She died July 4. Funeral was in her daughter’s home. She leaves her three daughters; three sisters, Mrs. Alvira Couguer and Mrs. Will Latimer of Haysville, Ohio, Mrs. J. H. Wilson of Ashland, Ohio; and two brothers, Dr. A. W. of Canton, and Prof. C. E. of Loudonville, Ohio. + 1930
McGuire Max, 85, died Sept. 25, 2007 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. A farmer, he had also worked for 15 years at Dekko Heating in North Webster, retiring in 1998. He served in the U.S. Army in WW II. He was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246, VFW Post 6413 and Eagles Lodge 2455. He was born Aug. 7, 1922 in Noble County to Rollin and Orpha (Lindsey) McGuire. He married M. Irene Turk on Dec. 15, 1942. She died Jan. 23, 2003. Surviving are a son, Bill of Kendallville; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Lois and Ken Ward of Sodus, Mich., Elaine Wolfe of Albion, and Betty and John Pettit of Goshen; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Pauline McGuire of Churubusco; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn Young of Crawfordsville and Marcelle and Lee Mahnesmith of Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren and spouses, Kim and Lance Snyder, Daren Bortner, Kristal Mynhier, Jimmy and Charna Mynhier, Traci and Ron Stanley, Teresa and Troy Airgood, Troy and Rachel Owen, Tiffany and Tyler Smith, Steve and Carrie McGuire, Dustin, Gavin and Brentin McGuire and Jenny and Graden Stahl; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Carlos and Wroth; 3 grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Neal Wolfe. Services Saturday at David Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 9-27-2007
McGuire Orpha M, 91, of Albion, died Thursday (d. 11-15-1984) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Ligonier. Born Aug. 28, 1893 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Jacob F. and Theresia (Kichler) Lindsey. On March 4, 1914 in Albion she married Rollin O. McGuire who died July 12, 1981. She was a lifetime area resident. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Evelyn) Young of Albion, Mrs. Lee (Marcelle) Mahnesmith of Terre Haute; 4 sons, Carlos of Kimmell, Max, Albion, Wroth, Kendallville, and Carl, Churubusco; 2 sisters, Beatrice Barcus and Madieline Hile of Albion; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-15-1984
McGuire Pauline, 90, of rural Churubusco died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the family residence. She was born in Churubusco on May 9, 1920, a daughter of Charles and Alice (Wappes) Weidman. On May 8, 1943 she married in Churubusco Carl McGuire. Surviving are her husband; her daughter Patricia McGuire of Churubusco; a grandson Stacy (Krista) Holzinger of Churubusco; and two great-grandsons Jacob Holzinger and Logan Holzinger. She was also preceded in death by a son Jerry L. McGuire on January 16, 2011; by a grandson Chad McGuire on January 27, 2008; and by a brother Archie Weidman. Funeral March 5 at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets & Childs Funeral Home 3-3-2011
McGuire Rollin O, 91, died Sunday (d. 7-12-1981) in Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. He was born Oct. 4, 1889 in Ohio, the son of Alva and Lillie (Ernst) McGuire. He married Orpha Lindsey March 4, 1914 in Albion. He was nearly a lifetime resident of the area and a retired farmer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Evelyn) Young of Albion, and Mrs. Lee (Marcelle) Mahnesmith of Terre Haute; 4 sons, Carlo and Max of Kimmell, Wroth of Kendallville, and Carl of Churubusco; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-12-1981
McGuire Virgil Eugene, 70, native and lifelong resident of Noble County, died at McCray Hospital this morning from bronchial pneumonia. He was born July 12, 1887 in Green Twp, the son of Alva and Lillie May Ernst McGuire. He came to Kendallville from York Twp in 1909 and had resided here ever since. He was employed as fireman and engineer at the Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. since Feb. 3, 1915, retiring Aug. 22, 1952. He was a member of Kendallville Camp 3922 M.W.A. and the EUB Church. He married Lena Walker April 15, 1911. She died April 20, 1925. Also preceding him in death was a sister and two daughters, Glendola and Joyce. + 1957
McGuire Willis Hugh, about 82, a native of Noble County, died Jan. 6, 1966 at his Ligonier home at 409 Lincolnway West from a heart ailment. He was born Aug. 6, 1883 in Noble County. He was married May 15, 1909 in Albion to Alma Taylor. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Ligonier EUB Church. Surviving are the wife, one son, Roscoe of Elkhart, one daughter, Mrs. David Schricker of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Rollin of Albion and Forrest of Huntington. Services Saturday in a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1966
McGuire Wroth, 72, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Thursday (d. 7-20-1989) in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born in Jefferson Twp on July 30, 1916, he was the son of Rollin O. and Orpha M. (Lindsey) McGuire. On March 31, 1956 in Columbia City he married Leitha Boggs. A lifetime county resident, he was a farmer. Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. James (Evelyn) Young of Albion, and Mrs. Lee (Marcelle) Mahnesmith of Terre Haute; and 3 brothers, Carlos of rural Kimmell, Max of Albion, and Carl of Churubusco. Services Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-29-1989
McIntosh George W, 56, Garrett, died June 28 in the Durham County Hospital, Durham, S. C. He was born March 1, 1927 in Hammond, the son of James A. McIntosh and Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) Rigg Beber. He married Doris Burtch in Garrett Sept. 24, 1949. Surviving are his mother in Garrett; his wife; a son, Randy, Bowling Brook, IL; three daughters, Mrs. Dan (Carol) Mueller, Huntertown, Mrs. Steve (Cathy) Garn, Garrett, and Chris McIntosh, at home; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Marjory) Erbagh, Plymouth; and three grandchildren. He was a lifetime Garrett resident and was employed with the Charles Ort Company there the past 32 years. He was a WW II Navy veteran, a member of the Garrett American Legion, Garrett Eagles, and the Auburn Moose. Services Friday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 7-7-1983
McInturf A Lucile Moon, 65, formerly of Albion, died April 20 at Wright County Retirement Center, Buffalo, Minn. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan G. Schaefer and was born May 2, 1910. She married Dewey Moon, who died in 1969. She has resided in Santiago, Minn. for the past two years. One sister survives. Burial in Buffalo, Minn. today. + 4-?-1976
McInturf Earl J, 71, died today at his home. A native of DeKalb County, he was born July 30, 1901 to Fred and Sadie (Knott) McInturf. He was a resident of Hudson the past 33 years and resided in the area most of his life, formerly in Kendallville and Corunna. He was a retired mechanic and truck driver. He is survived by the widow, the former Lucile Moon, whom he married Feb. 8, 1972; six daughters, Mrs. Laura Riley, Mesa, Ariz., Mrs. Barbara Slayton, Sun Valley, Nev., Mrs. Betty Maloney and Mrs. Ruth Perry, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Sharon Emerick, Stroh, and Mrs. Ellen Emerick, Hudson; three sons, Dale and Ward, Fort Wayne, and Ralph, Labura, Calif.; 27 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Kistler Funeral Home. Burial, Circle Cemetery. + 1-?-1973
McInturf Elihu was born in Licking County, Ohio, June 17, 1815; died at the residence of his son-in-law, A. Orr in Kendallville Aug. 15, aged 74 years, 1 month and 28 days. He married Rachel Brown Aug. 30, 1840 and removed to DeKalb County in 1844 where he continued to reside till death. He leaves the wife, a son and daughter. Funeral was at the Christian Church in Kendallville. ^ 8-23-1889
McInturf Rachel died Monday at the home of her grandson, Elmer Orr at Garrett, after suffering from paralysis for some time. She was nearly 87 years of age and came to this county in 1844. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Orr of this city, and by one son, Martin L. McInturf just over the line in DeKalb County. Funeral Wednesday at the M. P. Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-9-1909
McInturf Ward, 53, of Fort Wayne, died at home. Born in Noble County, he moved to Fort Wayne from Steuben County in 1961. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; a son, Philip of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Mitchell Whitemore of Los Angeles; a brother, Dale of Calif.; and 6 sisters, including Betty Maloney of Kimmell, Sharon Emerick of Pleasant Lake and Ellen Emerick of Angola. Services pending Saturday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. + 10-27-1988
McIntyre Maurice A, 87, died Wednesday at the United Methodist Home in Warren. He was a dentist in Fort Wayne and Albion. Surviving are 2 sons, Maurice C. of Fort Wayne and William G. of Huntington; a daughter, Nora A. of Clearwater, Fla.; 2 sisters, Donna Mills and Marietta Gray of Indianapolis; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services Friday in Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-15-1997
McJunkin Brenda K, 44, of Ligonier, died Oct. 22, 2006 at her mother's home in Rome City. She had worked at Tower Advertising Products in Topeka from 1980 to 1995. She was a 1980 graduate of West Noble High School, born Dec. 17, 1961 in LaGrange to James and Madeline (Sizemore) Wooten. Surviving are her mother; a son, Jesse Elza of Ligonier; and a brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Deb Wooten of Ligonier. Services Thursday at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-24-2006
McJunkin Carl W, 87, of Steinbarger Lake near Wawaka, died Jan. 31, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Tipton, Ind. on Oct. 26, 1926, to Kenneth and Hazel (Bills) McJunkin. He graduated from Tipton High School in 1944 and served in both the U. S. Air Force and Army. He married Marieta Scherer on May 31, 1951, in Arcadia, Ind. He was employed with Reliable Tool and Machine in Kendallville for 38 years. He also worked on the Nickle Plate Railroad from 1948-1953. He was a member of the Ligonier American Legion and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife; 3 sons, Kenny and Sarah McJunkin of Rome City, Ron and Lynne McJunkin of Ligonier and Tom and Joyce McJunkin of South Milford; one grandson, David Hammin of Kendallville; 3 great-granddaughters, and sister, Clarice Head of Kokomo. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Clarence McJunkin. Funeral, Feb. 4, 2014 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial with military honors, Orange Cemetery. Military honors by members of the Rome City American Legion Post #381, Kendallville VFW Post #2749 honor guard and active duty United States Army troops. ^ 2-2-2014
McKain Garry "Pokey", 61, of Kendallville, died April 5, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had worked at Dalton Foundry in Kendallville. He was born March 20, 1949 in Hanover, N.J. to Dalbert and Gerda (Woehle) McKain. There are no survivors. Funeral Friday in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-7-2010
McKean Alfred, 77, of Kendallville, died Monday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Brazil, Ind. March 7, 1905, the son of John and Jenny (Minier) McKean. On Dec. 23, 1928 in Kendallville he married Cleo A. Rothermel. He moved to Kendallville 56 years ago from Brazil and was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, life member of Elks Club, former member of Lions Club. He was employed by Federal Seal & Gear as treasurer. He was comptroller of Safeguard Industries at retirement in 1973. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) Freiburger of R. 3, Kendallville; a son, Gilbert L. of Anderson; a sister, Rosina of Brazil; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son and a sister. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-21-1983
McKean Cleo A, 99, of Kendallville, died Jan. 27, 2008 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She had been a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and the McCray Hospital Auxiliary. She was born March 18, 1908 in Kendallville to Orvin and I Corine (Thomas) Rothermel. She married Alfred McKean in Kendallville on Dec. 23, 1928. He died Feb. 21, 1983. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Kenneth Freiburger of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Marilyn McKean of Anderson; 3 granddaughters, Monique Zawadzke, Dawn and Pat Butler and Sheila and Bret Laudig; 2 grandsons, Jeffrey McKean and Bradley and Lilia McKean; 8 great-grandchildren, Madeline and Adrianne Laudig, Rachel, Jacob, Joel and Aaron Butler, Michelle and Patrick McKean; 2 sisters, Katherine Munk and Jean Fox of Kendallville. Also preceding her in death were a son, Neil; a granddaughter, Valerie McKean; a brother, Warren Schmuck; and 5 sisters, Irene Cain, Thelma Grossman, Beulah Lash, Marjorie Springer, Alberta Jackson and Margaret Shippy. Services Wednesday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-28-2008
McKean Ruth, 85, died Oct. 26 in Fountain View Nursing Home in Elkhart. She was born in Adams County Jan. 27, 1893, and her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death. A former resident of Avilla, she had lived at the Lamplighter in Kendallville and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church here. Surviving are one son, Meredith, Buffalo, N.Y.; one sister, Xerissa Walter, Decatur; two brothers, Earl Neidlinger, Fort Wayne, and Hugh Neidlinger; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home. ~ 11-2-1978 + 11-?-1978
McKee Allen, 81, native of Albion and a resident here 62 years, died at his home in Corunna today after suffering a paralytic stroke. He was born in Albion Sept. 17, 1853 and located here 62 years ago. He operated a livery stable and feed barn here for years, finally suspending business with the advent of the automobile. His wife died 16 years ago. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Belle LaFontaine and Mrs. Lottie Burkhead of Hudson, Mrs. Sadie Smith of Chicago. Funeral from the M. E. Church Monday. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. ^ 11-17-1934
McKee Aurelia F died Feb. 20, 2007 in Cedar Hill, Texas. She was born Jan. 24, 1922 in DeKalb County to William and Julia (Teders) Fortman. She married Thomas Johoski in April 1942 in Garrett. He died in July 1960. She married Everett McKee in April 1968. He died in September 1980. She was a production worker at General Electric in Fort Wayne and Electric Motors and Specialties in Garrett and was a cashier for the city of Garrett utilities department. Surviving are a son, Robert Johoski of Mason, Ohio; a daughter, Dr. Judith Werner, Cedar Hill, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Memorial mass Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. ^ 4-24-2007
McKee Camille, daughter of Carl C. and Maud May McKee, was born at Avilla on July 20, 1916. She was baptized June 10, 1917. She died January 20. Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Beverly and Elmo, and two brothers, Kenneth and Carl. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-29-1925
McKee Carl C, 83, funeral director and businessman here for many years, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne from cancer. He was born June 12, 1886 in Noble County north of Albion and lived in Garrett from 1908 to 1913 when he worked at the Tonneson Funeral Home. He then moved to Avilla where he was a partner of the McKee & Clark Funeral Home and furniture store, retiring in 1947. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, a past master of the Avilla Masonic Lodge and a member of the Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Gretchen; two sons, Carl C. of Garrett and Kenneth of Chicago; one daughter, Elmo Zimmerman, Avilla; and seven grandchildren. Services Saturday in Calvary United Methodist Church. Interment, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-25-1969 + 12-?-1969
McKee Carl C Jr., 69, former Avilla resident and Garrett businessman, died Monday in Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla. He and his wife had lived in Florida since 1981, moving there from Garrett. He founded McKee Funeral Home in Garrett in 1946 and retired in 1981. He was born in Avilla July 3, 1918, the son of Carl C. and Maude (Piggott) McKee). He married June Stephenson July 28, 1940 in Avilla. He was a member of the Garrett Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Garrett Elks, Indiana Funeral Director’s Association and the Garrett United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. David (Kay) Miller, Summerville, S.C., and Mrs. Mike (Nancy) Ireland of Arvada, Colo.; three grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother Kenneth, and two sisters, Beverly Grubb and Elmo Zimmerman. Services Friday at Garrett United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 9-3-1987 + 12-?-1987
McKee Edna Mae, 51, Churubusco, died at her home Sunday. She was born in Noble County and had also lived in Allen County. She moved to Churubusco a number of years ago. She is survived by her husband, Everett; two uncles; an aunt and a number of cousins. Funeral Tuesday at Krider Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 11-29-1962
McKee Edward H, 82, died early Sunday at his home southwest of here of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born February 22, 1876, two miles north of Albion but had resided in the Avilla community approximately 70 years. Surviving are the widow, Mary; two sons, Everett, Churubusco and Lee, Lowell; a brother, Carl C., Avilla and three grandchildren. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Services Tuesday in Hopewell Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. ~ 1-15-1959
McKee Elizabeth (Knox), 84, died at her home northwest of this place last Thursday. Funeral was held at Mt. Pleasant Church Sunday. ~ 3-31-1898 She was born in Washington County, Penn. March 14, 1814 and died at her homestead in Allen Twp March 24, aged 84 years and 10 days. She removed with her parents to Richland County, Ohio in 1821. She married John McKee in 1832 and for a time resided in Morrow County, Ohio, after which in 1852 they moved to the present homestead. The husband and 2 children preceded her in death. She leaves one son, 3 daughters, their companions and children and great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church Sunday. ^ 4-1-1898
McKee Everett D, 70, died Friday in Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Avilla Nov. 2, 1908 to Edward H. and Mary (DeHoff) McKee. He was a lifelong resident of Garrett. He married Aurelia Fortman in April 1968. He was a WW II Air Force veteran, a 43-year employee of General Electric, Fort Wayne, where he retired in 1973. He was a member of the Avilla American Legion, the VFW, Eagles and Elks of Garrett. Survivors include his wife, a son, William Statton, Olmstead Falls, Ohio; a stepson, Robert Johoski, Cincinnati, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Judith) Werner, Plano, Texas; one brother, Lee, Lake Wales, Fla.; two grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren. Services Monday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 9-25-1980 + 9-?-1980
McKee Gretchen S, 91, died Sunday in Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She had resided at 141 N. Main St. here until she became ill. She was the widow of the late Carl C. McKee, who died Dec. 12, 1969. They were married Oct. 18, 1933 in Nappanee and she had lived in Avilla the past 46 years. Born in Steuben County April 2, 1888, she was the daughter of Frederick O. and Olivia (Bennett) Silvey. Surviving are two stepsons, Carl C. McKee Jr., Garrett, and Kenneth D. McKee, Chicago. Services Wednesday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-28-1979 + 6-?-1979
McKee John Ernest was born in Noble County Aug. 21, 1879 and died in Findlay, Ohio April 24, 1905 at the age of 25 years 8 months and 3 days. Funeral at the M. E. Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 5-5-1905
McKee June E, 82, Garrett, died May 14, 2000 in Covenent Place Nursing Home in Westminster, Colo. She was a homemaker. She and her husband were the founders and owners of McKee Funeral Home in Garrett, which later became McKee-Miles Funeral Home. She was a former member of the Garrett United Methodist Church. She was born May 10, 1918 in Avilla to Claude and Mable (Stewart) Stephenson. On July 7, 1940 she married Carl C. McKee Jr. in Avilla. He died August 31, 1987. She is survived by 2 daughters, Nancy Ireland of Arvada, Colo., and Kay Miller of Durham, N.C.; 2 sisters, Phyllis Thorne of Garrett and Doris Cantrell of Lakeland, Fla.; and 3 grandchildren. A sister, Sue Broderick, also preceded her in death. Graveside service in Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 5-18-2000
McKee Kenneth D, 70, Avilla, died March 29 in McCray Hospital. He was born June 26, 1911 in Garrett, the son of Carl C. and Maude (Piggott) McKee. He had worked in Chicago 25 years and retired in 1980, then moving to Avilla. Surviving are one brother, Carl C. Jr., Garrett. Services April 1 at McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 4-1-1982 + 3-29-1982
McKee Mary A, 78, R. R. 1, Avilla, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was the widow of Edward McKee, to whom she was married Oct. 1, 1908, and who died Jan. 11, 1959. She was born Oct. 2, 1886, in Swan Twp, five miles southwest of Avilla. Surviving are two sons, Everett, Churubusco, and Lee, Lowell; three grandchildren; two brothers, Gerry DeHoff, and Forrest DeHoff, Avilla, and two sisters, Mrs. Chauncey McCoy and Mrs. Chester Whonsetler, both of LaOtto. The body was taken Monday to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Services were held there. Burial in the church cemetery. ~ 3-4-1965 + 2-?-1965
McKee Sarah, 82, pioneer resident of this community, died last Thursday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Lester Smith, Fort Wayne, from complications incident to old age. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, including Carl of Avilla, Edward McKee and Mrs. O. L. Whan of near Avilla, and Mrs. A. W. Weade of Cromwell; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sarah A. Switzer was born in Richland County, Ohio, March 13, 1844 and died March 11, 1926, 81 years, 11 months and 28 days. When she was 12 years of age her mother died and she came to Indiana and made her home with her sister, Mrs. Rachael King near Mt. Pleasant, remaining there until Sept. 12, 1863 when she married William McKee. After their marriage they resided north of Albion for some time, then moved to Green Twp. They had 9 children, 5 preceding the mother in death. The husband died Sept. 14, 1892. > No date * 3-18-1926
McKee William Samuel, a Jefferson Twp farmer, died at his resident Wednesday of congestion of the lungs. He formerly resided in Allen Twp and later near Albion. He was about 55 or 60 years of age. He was a brother of James McKee of Allen Twp. ^ 9-16-1892 He died at his home in Green Twp Sept. 14. He was born in Richland County, O. Oct. 14, 1834. He came to Noble County in 1852. On the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted and served his country until he was severely wounded in the Battle of Shiloh. He became a member of the U. B. Church in early life. Funeral was in Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, church cemetery. He was twice married, first to May Daily Sept. 29, 1857. They had one child that died in infancy, the mother soon following. Second to Sarah Switzer Sept. 12, 1863. They had 9 children, 3 of whom preceded their father. He leaves a wife, 6 children, a mother, one brother and 3 sisters. ^ 10-21-1892
McKeeman Rita Mae, 19-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. McKeeman of this city died Monday of bronchial pneumonia at Lakeside Hospital at Kendallville. Surviving are the parents, one brother, four sisters and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. McKeeman of Allen County, and Mrs. Nellie Madden of Ligonier. Funeral Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1941
McKeever Betty Jane, 77, died Jan. 8, 2002 at Shepherd of the Hill in Kendallville. She was born Jan. 20, 1924 in Hudson to Howard and Avah (Freed) Krum. On June 7, 1947 in Kendallville she married Carl William McKeever. He died Sept. 12, 1997. An infant daughter, Sharon Rigsby; and 2 sisters, June Holmes and Theda Neukom are also deceased. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James and Jean Rigsby of Troy, Ohio; a granddaughter and her husband, Sandra and Kevin Dressler; a grandson, Paul Rigsby; a sister and brother-in-law, Roma and John Ludwig of Granger; 3 great-grandchildren, David, Rony and Darinda Dressler. Service Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-10-2002
McKeever Carl W, 76, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 9, 1921 in Kendallville to William and Grace (McClughen) McKeever. On June 7, 1947 in Kendallville he married Betty Krum. He retired in 1989 as a design engineer at King-Seeley and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Kevin Dressler of Kendallville; 2 sons, Paul Rigsby of Kendallville and James Rigsby of Troy, Ohio; 2 sisters, Nada Fritz of Valley View, Texas and Iris Simpson of Madison; and 3 grandchildren, David, Anthony and Darinda Dressler. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rhonda. Funeral today in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-12-1997
McKeever Charles, 75, died Friday at the Methodist Hospital, Fort Wayne, from a heart attack. Funeral Sunday at Schone Funeral Home. Burial, Gray Cemetery, DeKalb County. He was a native of Noble County, residing in the Albion area for ten years before going to Fort Wayne. His wife died 7 years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Heck and Mrs. Joseph Heck of Fort Wayne; five sons, Clell, Ford, Ross, Park and Warren of Kendallville; one brother, William of Kendallville,; three sisters, Mrs. W. Shauck and Mrs. Carl Hammond of Kendallville, and Mrs. Don Brillheart of Berkeley, Cal.; and 4 grandchildren. + 9-?-1944
McKeever Grace F, 84, of Madison, died Sunday at King’s Daughters Hospital, Madison. Born in Wolcottville Aug 6, 1900, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary (Castret) McClughen. On June 3, 1920 in Noble County she married William O. McKeever, who died in Feb. 1956. She had moved to Madison 15 years ago from Kendallville. She was a self-employed housekeeper and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Naida Fritz of Valley View, Texas; and Iris Simpson, Madison; a son, Carl, Kendallville; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rhonda, and a brother preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-18-1984
McKeever James L, 64, died April 20, 2005 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born March 13, 1941 in New Haven, he was the son of Beach and Margaret (Habig) McKeever. He was a LaOtto resident for the past 35 years. He married Betty L. Hollinger on March 21, 1959 in Garrett. He worked in shipping at Dana, Fort Wayne, for 38 years, retiring in 1982. He was a truck driver and helped his son-in-law in farming. He attended Wesley Chapel Church, Churubusco, and LaOtto Wesleyan. Surviving are his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Lon Fritz of LaOtto, and Melody and Claude Jr. Combs of Garrett; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Harold Barhydt of Detroit, Mich. Services April 25 at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 5-5-2005
McKellar Rebecca Lou, 64, died today in her Augusta, Ga. residence of lung cancer. She was born in Kendallville July 1, 1928 to John Morley and Geraldine (Dooley) McKellar. A graduate of Indiana University, she received her master's degree from Ball State and her Ph.D. from Florida State University. She was a counseling psychologist for the Veterans Administration and was a member of West Side Christian Church in Augusta. Surviving are a cousin, David H. Baker of Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-26-1992
McKenna Marie, 73, Cromwell, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital from a coronary. She was born Oct. 24, 1897 in Long Island, N.Y. to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hicks. She married William McKenna, who preceded her in death. She moved from Long Island to Ligonier where she resided 5 years. She then moved to Cromwell where she has lived the past 3 years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She is survived by five sons including Lawrence of Cromwell. Funeral in St. Patrick’s Church Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1971
McKenzie Betty L, 66, of R. 1, Rome City, died Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. Born in Indianapolis May 15, 1915, she was the daughter of Russell W. and Hannah (Johnson) Smith. Her father survives in Rome City. On Dec. 6, 1936 in Indianapolis, she married Dwight B. McKenzie, who died April 23, 1963. She moved to Rome City in 1967 from Indianapolis. She was former bookkeeper and secretary for Bill Kuhn Chevrolet in Indianapolis. Surviving are her father in Rome City; a son, Vern of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Russell M. of Indianapolis; and 3 grandchildren. There will be no services. + 8-?-1981
McKenzie John W, youngest child of John and Julia Klingaman McKenzie, was born in Greenfield Twp, LaGrange County, Oct. 22, 1865 on what is now known as the Blasius farm. When he was one year old his parents moved to a farm about two and a half miles southwest of Brighton where he lived until his marriage. His early schooling was obtained at the Swihart and Hasby schools. He graduated from Mongo High School. On Oct. 23, 1890 he married Libbie Reed, the daughter of Nathan and Julia Elya Reed. They had four children. He was a member of Knights of Pythias Lodge in Mongo. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Algie, his parents, three brothers, Josiah, Nelson and Simon; his sister, Ellen, his twin sister; and a foster sister, Mrs. Daniel Ely. He died Dec. 28, 1934 at the age of 69 years, two months and two days. He is survived by his widow, two daughters and a son, Mrs. Carl Forde, Mrs. Vern Elliott, and Nathan McKenzie, 15 grandchildren; his stepmother, Mrs. Ellen McKenzie, and one half-brother, Clyde McKenzie of Coldwater, Mich. Funeral Monday at the residence. Burial, Brighton Cemetery. + 12-28-1934
McKenzie Julius Sylvester, 79, a resident of LaGrange County at one time, died at his home in South Bend last week from pneumonia. He was born in Meyersdale, Pa., Aug. 17, 1864 and had lived in South Bend for the past 14 years, going there from LaGrange County. He was married to Lydia Mohler of Avilla in 1884. He leaves his widow, 6 daughters, Mrs. B. E. Kunkle, Mrs. L. E. Hans and Mrs. L. R. VanDeWalle of South Bend, Sister Esther of the Sisters of Charity at Santa Ana, Cal., Mrs. J. H. Minzie of Congress Park, Ill., and Mrs. P. F. Williams of Escatawba, Miss.; and 3 sons, Wallace J. and Bruce L. of South Bend and James V. of Fort Wayne. Funeral last Wednesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in South Bend. Burial, Highland Cemetery. + 1934
McKenzie Sarah died in Fort Wayne on Tuesday morning of last week from the result of injuries which she received in a fall at the home of relatives the previous day, aged 88 years, 11 months and 21 days. Obsequies in Methodist Episcopal Church in Ligonier last Thursday afternoon. She was the oldest resident in Ligonier and came there in the early fifties and had lived there for nearly sixty years. * No date
McKibbin Carl E, 67, 122 E. Iddings St., died Wednesday while playing golf at the Garrett golf course from an apparent heart attack. Born July 25, 1910 in Milford, he was the son of Willard and Winifred (Sensibaugh) McKibbin. He married Dorothy D. Driscoll Jan. 25, 1935 in Indianapolis. He retired in 1973 as sales manager of Flint & Walling and had been superintendent of the Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Elks Lodge No. 1194 and Delta Upsilon Fraternity and was a graduate of Purdue University. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Sara) Ham, Paris, Mich.; one son, Dr. Michael, Sunny Vale, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Esther Peffley, Goshen; and four grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
McKibbin Dorothy D, 96, died January 15, 2007 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville and an inactive member of Tri Kappa Sorority. She was raised in Lafayette and had lived in Kendallville since the 1940s. She was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in merchandising. She was born April 8, 1910 in Lafayette to George and Carrie (Gaylord) Driscoll. She married Carl McKibbin on January 26, 1935 in Indianapolis. He died in August 1977. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Ronald Ham of Big Rapids, Mich.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael McKibbin and Celeste Roseberry of Orangevale, Calif.; 5 grandchildren, Eron Drake, Carrie Inglis, Leah and Jason Ham, and Mark McKibbin; and 5 great-grandchildren, Eliana and Tailynn Drake, Zachary and Kyle VanCompernolle and Reid Inglis. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters and a brother. Memorial services February 3 at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-17-2007
McKiernan Mabel Ryan "Peggy", 90, of LaOtto, died Dec. 1, 1999 in McCray Hospital. She was born Oct. 25, 1909 in Elkhart County to John F. and Elizabeth (Weaver) Mishler. She married Kenneth Ryan in 1928 in Fort Wayne. He died in Nov. 1974. She had returned to this area a year ago from Anaheim, Calif. She was the retired owner of Rome City Hotel & Tavern. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Stiles-Everett of Anaheim; a son, Kenneth of LaOtto; 6 grandchildren, Gail Ryan, Gloria Ryan-Martin, Dian Lute, Denise Fischer, Kay Ryan and Debra Stiles-Smith; and 8 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Goldie Durr and Ruth Clayton, preceded her in death. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Rose Lawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 12-16-1999
McKinley Irene, 72, of Garrett, died at her home May 18, 1997. She was born in Wells County Sept. 23, 1924 to Herman and Anna (Lydy) Baker. On May 1, 1947 in Kendallville she married G. R. "Mike" McKinley. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Gail, of Garrett; 2 sons, Michael L. of Kendallville and Gary R. of Avilla; a sister, Evelyn Wolfe of Huntertown; a brother, Donald Baker of Kendallville; and 4 granddaughters. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-29-1997
McKinley Lena Pearl, the first-born child of Bailem and Barbara Shultz, was born on the old John Seaburn homestead in Springfield Twp May 5, 1884 and died Dec. 8, 1913. She married Abner W. McKinley Nov. 2, 1905. They had children - on Aug. 26, 1906 a son, Carl Clyde, and on Nov. 5, 1908, a daughter, Mary. She leaves her husband, children, father, brother Fred. + 12-8-1913
McKinley Maggie M, 92, was born in Ossian to George W. and Mary (Martin) Caid and she married Roy A. McKinley, who preceded her in death in 1951. She was a resident of the Garrett area 85 years and was a member of Rebekah Lodge and Garrett United Presbyterian Church. She died Monday in Sacred Heart Home. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Sithen, Wolcottville, Mrs. Wayne Custer, R. 1, Garrett, Mrs. Gerald Whirledge, Leucadia, Calif., and Mrs. Ben Short, Auburn; two sons, George, Willard, Ohio, and Earl, Grafton, Wis.; 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services today in McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-3-1974
McKinley Mike, 87, of Garrett, died August 18, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Garrett on April 24, 1925, to William F. and Edith M. (Gillespie) McKinley. He attended Kendallville High School and entered the United States Navy to serve his country during WW II. He married Wilma Irene Baker on May 1, 1947. She died May 18, 1997. In 1956, Mike started his own welding shop in Avilla and in 1965 originated McKinley Machine Corporation in Kendallville. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla, the American Legion Post 86 and the VFW Post #2749. Survivors include a daughter, Gail McKinley of Garrett; 2 sons, Michael and Judy McKinley of Kendallville and Gary and Dorothy McKinley of Avilla; 4 grandchildren, Kathryn and David Lemish, Jessica and Chad Hillegass, Amber and Michael Targgart and Leslie McKinley; and 4 great-grandchildren, Nora Lemish, Ethan Hillegass, Amelia Lemish and Gabriel Hillegass. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William F. McKinley Jr., and his sister, Beverly Hanes. Funeral Aug. 23 at Hite Funeral Home.& ^ 8-22-2012
McKinley Shirley A, 64, of Kendallville, died Jan. 6, 2012, at her home. She was born in Kendallville on Jan. 15, 1947, to Virgil and Phyllis Ann (Gehring) McCarty. Her father preceded her death on Jan. 20, 1999, and her mother on Jan. 17, 2008. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1965. She worked in the deli at the Kendallville Walmart for the past six years and was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by four sons, William “Billy” McKinley of LaOtto, Eric McKinley of Kendallville, Jeremy and Braden McKinley of Kendallville and Chad and Emily McKinley of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Sally McCarty of Kendallville, Luanne and Ron Kammerer of Kendallville and Brenda and Bob Ulch of Kendallville. Services Tuesday at First Christian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-8-2012
McKinley William, 73, of Westminster, Calif. died April 27. He was born March 3, 1902 in Garrett and is survived by his wife, Lowmeta; two sons, William Jr., Kendallville, and Gerald, Garrett; two daughters, Beverly Hanes, Kendallville, and Patsy Cochran, Calif.; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Services in Calif. ~ 5-8-1975
McKinley William F Jr, 71, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville Nov. 17, 1921 to Edith (Gillespie) and William F. McKinley. On Oct. 1, 1944 in Kendallville he married Ruth Gaines. A 1939 Kendallville High School graduate and a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, he had formerly worked at McKinley Machine and retired from Lyall Electric where he was a tool and die foreman. He was a member of the First Christian Church, VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 86 and Masonic Lodge F&AM 276, all in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, William D. and Thomas A. of Kendallville; a sister, Beverly Hanes of Kendallville; a brother, G. R. "Mike" McKinley of Garrett; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-5-1993
McKinney Stella May (Yandes) was born at Fort Wayne Oct. 20, 1858 and was married at Indianapolis April 4, 1883; and died Feb. 2, 1889. She was one of 9 children, all the rest of whom are living. Funeral from the residence of Charles Floyd Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-8-1889
McKinney William R, of Albion, died Aug. 17, 2005 at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. He had worked for Luntz & Sons Iron and Steel in Kokomo and for 35 years at Levin & Sons Superior Scrap Steel in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn, of Albion; 4 daughters and a son-in-law, Yvonna and Tony Elswich of Columbia City, Christy Demo of Albion, Dawn and Stephanie McKinney of Fort Wayne; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Perry McKinney of Albion, Gregory of Sarasota, Fla., Jason and Kimberly of Missouri and Tracy and Kristina of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Ralph McKinney of Liberty Mills, Michael and Margaret of Sharpsville and Larry and Betty of Flora; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Waldo Woods of Kokomo and Norma and Nolan Alley of Peru, Ind.; 28 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William R. Jr. Services Saturday at Demoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 8-19-2005
McKinnis Catherine E (Hampshire), 82, of Fort Wayne, died June 21, 2006 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, OES, Sigma Beta Sorority and Fort Wayne Historical Society. She was a native of Kendallville. Surviving are her husband, Robert McKinnis of Fort Wayne; a son, David; and a daughter, Kaye James, both of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Lucille Heatherington of Fort Wayne and Elanor Nitsos of San Diego, Calif.; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Hampshire. Services Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-23-2006
McKinnis Robert, 82, of Fort Wayne, died May 17, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was the body shop manager with Kelley Chevrolet for 20 years, retiring in 1990. A WW II Navy veteran, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion and Elks Lodge in Kendallville, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne. A graduate of Evansville Central High School and Indiana University, he attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kaye and Michael James of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Christina McKinnis of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Alyce Sanders and Nell and Daniel Ernspiger of Evansville; a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Barbara McKinnis of Evansville. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Catherine, in 2006; 3 brothers, Lawrence Zeitz and John McKinnis; 2 sisters, Emma Timmel Kohl and Jean Lemcke. Services Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with military rites. ^ 5-21-2008
McKown Ralph O, 87, died March 11 in Whitley County Hospital. He was born Jan. 14, 1908 in Kosciusko County, a son of Charles Edward and Cora Keiser McKown. He completed his education in the Thorncreek Twp schools. On Sept. 7, 1929 he married Itha J. Fruchey. For the past 28 years they resided on the family farm - a Hoosier Homestead Farm west of Columbia City. He was employed at Auburn-Cord Duesenberg, then Weatherhead Co. in Columbia City. He retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne with 28 years of service and worked as a custodian at Thorncreek Twp School for several years. He was a member of the Big Lake Church of God. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Larry of Columbia City and Richard and his wife, Dawn, of North Fairfield, Oh.; a granddaughter, Kelly McKown; and 3 great-grandchildren, Logan, Lauren and Lexy. He was preceded in death by a son, Jack ,and a brother, Robert. Funeral Tuesday in Big Lake Church of God. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 3-11-1995
McKrill Archie L, about 73, a lifelong resident of Jefferson Twp, died at McCray Hospital Nov. 8, 1960 from a heart ailment. A farmer, he resided southeast of Albion his entire lifetime. He was born Oct. 4, 1887 to Perry and Mary McKrill, and never married. Surviving is one cousin, Early Henney of Avilla. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Nov. 11. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 11-?-1960
McKrill Mary, 74, died at her home in Jefferson Twp Wednesday. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. U. A. Dillon in Jefferson Twp on April 1, 1865. She was a lifelong resident of the county and the widow of the late Perry McKrill, who died Jan. 18, 1937. Surviving are a son, Archie, at home; a half-sister, Mrs. John Melvin of Ellinsburg, Wash. Funeral Friday at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 8-?-1939
McKrill Perry E was born in Warsaw, Ind. on Jan. 7, 1862 and died at his home in Jefferson Twp Jan. 18, 1937, being 75 years and 11 days of age. His parents were James and Melissa McKrill. They with one brother and two sisters preceded him in death. When a boy in his teens he came with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Kesling, to Noble County, the family living near the Stanley school house in Green Twp. As a young man he married Mary Jane Dillon and they celebrated their golden wedding on last Dec. 9. They had one son, Archie, and he and his mother survive. Funeral at Rehoboth Church Jan. 20. Burial, in the yard nearby. + 2-?-1937
McLain Kevin N, 32, R. 1, Hudson, died today at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital. He was born Jan. 25, 1950 in Kendallville to Kenneth and Viola Weimer McLain. He married Roberta Ives Feb. 28, 1970 in Washington state. He was a farmer and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; his parents; two daughters, Karoline and Kim at home. Services Tuesday at Kessler Funeral Home, Ashley-Hudson. Burial, Trinity Cemetery, Salem Center. + 7-3-1982
McLain Viola M, 70, of rural Hudson, died December 12, 2000 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker who had lived in Hudson since 1970. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in rural Hudson and a member of the Ladies' Aid. She was born August 29, 1930 in Avilla to Harold and Helen (Klemm) Weimer. On April 16, 1949 in Avilla she married Kenneth R. McLain who died October 17, 1990. Surviving are 2 daughters, Margo McLain of Ashley and Charlene Cramer of LaGrange; 2 brothers, Edwin Weimer of Hudson and Harold Weimer of Lincoln, Calif.; 4 grandchildren, Caroline McLain, Kim Miller, Damon Cramer and Lisa Morris; and 5 great-grandchildren, Shanna McLain, Robert Holden and Brandi, Jeffery and Jacob Morris. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin in 1982; a brother, Art Weimer; and a sister, Lucille Weicht. Service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Burial, Prince of Peace Cemetery. ~ 12-21-2000
McLallin Aura B "Jimmie", 78, R. 1, Kimmell, died Nov. 19 in Whitley County Hospital. She was the daughter of Charles and Olive (Mabie) Weimer, born March 5, 1898 in Whitley County. On Sept. 26, 1964 she married Orval McLallin in North Webster. She spent her entire life in the Kimmell and North Webster communities. She was a member of the Sparta United Church of Christ and Washington Twp Home Demonstration Club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Baron (Louise) Steller, Ligonier; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Woodward (Mary) Hawk, Ligonier; two sons, Charles Yoder, Ligonier, Walter Yoder, Syracuse; and one stepson, Lewis McLallin, Kimmell; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Shock, North Webster, Mrs. Blanche Garber, Warsaw, and Mrs. Hannah Payne, North Webster; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Nov. 21 in the Sparta Church. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 11-19-1976
McLallin Barbara A, 57, of R. 2, Ligonier, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Ligonier to Cedric and Edith (Reeb) Adams. She married Justin McLallin in Ligonier March 9, 1947. Formerly a dental assistant for R. J. Stoelting in Ligonier, she had also been a secretary at Roy W. Parker & Son Seed Corn Co. in Kimmell. She was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Ann) Wheat of Kokomo; one son, Kerry of Bay Village, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Reed of Ligonier; and 3 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Sparta United Church of Christ. + 1-30-1984
McLallin Caleb Mathew, son of Gerald Michael and Dianne Ringler McLallin, Kendallville, was stillborn last Tuesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ringler, Syracuse, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McLallin, Ligonier. Graveside services Wednesday in Syracuse Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
McLallin Flora A, about 82, died Sept. 21, 1959 in Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital after suffering a stroke of paralysis previously. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Murray of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Victor Edwards and Mrs. Walter Winebrenner of Albion; one son, Max of San Jose, Calif.; 33 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1959
McLallin Gerald W, 85, of Ligonier, died Jan. 4, 2008 at Northridge Village in Albion. He was a farmer for over 50 years and drove school buses for West Noble Community Schools for 16 years. A lifelong member of the Sparta Church, he served in the U.S. Marines in WW II and was a member of American Legion Post 421, 1945-1985, and Post 243, 1985 to 2008. He was a member of the Lions Club for 55 years. He was born June 21, 1922 in York Twp to Lawrence and Lura (Steller) McLallin. He married Patricia Warford on June 20, 1943. Surviving are his wife; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Dianne McLallin of Kendallville; 4 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Penelope and Art Johnson of Indianapolis, Paula Routsong of Freeport, Ill., Pia and Dan Brauser of Irving, Texas, Peggy and Eric Genshaw of Syracuse and Ned Gardner of Buchanan, Mich.; 2 brothers, Justin of Kokomo and Lindy of Wolcottville; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bonita and J. D. Geiger of North Webster and Joan Spencer of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Prudence Gardner. Services Wednesday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 1-6-2008
McLallin Justin E, 95, a former resident of Greencroft in Goshen, died March 14, 2012 at Howard Regional Health System. He was born in Albion on Feb. 10, 1917 to Lawrence and Lura (Steller) McLallin. He married Barbara Adams March 9, 1947 in Ligonier.  She died Jan. 30, 1984. On July 6, 1985 he married Orpha (Haarer) Muhlnickel in Kimmell. she died Feb. 5, 2000. He is survived by a son, Kerry (Carolee) McLallin, Kokomo; a daughter, Ann (William) Wheat, Dublin, 3 stepchildren; 3 grandchildren, Allison Cooke, Matthew Wheat and Benjamin Wheat; 2 great-grandchildren, Connor and Emma Wheat; 2 sisters, Bonita (J.D.) Geiger, North Webster, and Joan Spencer, Indianapolis; and a brother, Kenneth McLallin, Wolcottville. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Patricia McLallin.  He was a WW II  veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 243 in Ligonier. He was a member of the Sparta United Church of Christ, a farmer and worked as a letter carrier for 20 years, walking 11 miles each day. Funeral March 20, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 3-18-2012
McLallin Kenneth L, 84, died at his home on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was born on December 24, 1927, in Noble County to Lawrence and Lura (Steller) McLallin. He resided in Wolcottville, wintered in Sebring, Fla., and was formerly a resident of Ligonier. Lindy owned and operated a Sunoco station, was a salesman for Neuhauser Hatchery in Ligonier, raised chickens for many years, owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store in Ligonier, and was a repairman for local nursing homes. He graduated from Cromwell High School in 1945. He joined the Army and served as a military policeman in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his daughter Pamela (Russell) Wallace of Tulsa, Okla., and his son, Jeffrey McLallin of Clovis, Calif.; 5 grandchildren, Ryan Bales, Jamie Bales, Hanna Wallace, Abby McLallin and Doug McLallin; 5 great-grandchildren, Nolan, Quinn, Mason, Kylee and Cameron Bales; and 2 sisters, Bonita Geiger of North Webster and Joan Spencer of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Bales, and 2 brothers, Justin and Gerald McLallin.  Funeral Nov. 3 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery with military honors. ^ 10-30-2012
McLallin Lawrence, 75, R. 2, Ligonier, died Monday in McCray Hospital from a heart ailment. He was born Feb. 17, 1893 in Noble County to Lewis and Alice (Musser) McLallin, and had lived there all of his life. He married Lura Steller in Kimmell on April 5, 1916. He was a retired farmer and member of the United Church of Christ at Kimmell. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Gerald, Justin and Lindy of R. 2, Ligonier; two daughters, Mrs. Sidney (Joan) Spencer, Indianapolis, and Mrs. J. D. (Bonita) Geiger, North Webster; 17 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one brother, Orval, R. 1, Kimmell; and two sisters, Mrs. Thirza Wolf, Ligonier, and Mrs. Effie Gale, Columbia City. Funeral Wednesday in Sparta United Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1968
McLallin Lewis B, son of Isaac J. and Jane McLallin, was born in Noble County Dec. 7, 1867; died Jan. 29, 1942, having reached the age of 74 years, 1 month and 22 days. On Jan. 27, 1889 he married Alice Musser. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters. He was counted as one of our progressive farmers, having spent his whole life on the farm where he was born. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church, he and his wife being baptized at the same time, a hole being cut through the ice of the river to baptize them. Those who are left here for a while are his wife; two sons, Lawrence and Orval; two daughters, Mrs. Effie Gale and Mrs. Thirza Wolf; and 10 grandchildren; one infant son preceding him in death. + 1-?-1942
McLallin Lura A, 104, died Oct. 14, 2000 in Oak Leaf Village Nursing Center, Ligonier. She was born Feb. 19, 1896 in Wabash County to John and Margaret (Sthrom) Steller. On April 5, 1916 in Noble County she married Lawrence McLallin. He died in May 1968. A retired farmer, she was a member of Sparta Christian Church and served as a Sunday School teacher for over 40 years. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Bonita and J. D. Geiger of North Webster and Joan Spencer of Indianapolis; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Justin of Goshen, Gerald and Patricia of Ligonier, and Lindy of Wolcottville; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Kimmell United Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-17-2000
McLallin Marie, 67, en route to a Fort Wayne hospital to visit her husband, died Monday when her car skidded on a rain-slickened U. S. 33 curve near the north edge of Churubusco and crashed head-on into a station wagon. Surviving are the husband, Orval L.; a son, Lewis J., R. 1, Kimmell; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hawk, R. 2, Ligonier; 6 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Golda Jackson, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Zelda Schrock, Columbia City. Funeral today in Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1963
McLallin Mary Alice, 74, died Sunday at her home on R. 1, Wawaka. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thirza Wolf of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Effie Gale of Larwill; two sons, Orval of Kimmell, and Lawrence of Ligonier; one brother, Daniel I. Musser of Ligonier; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1942
McLallin Max, 78, a native of York Twp, died of cancer March 7, 1985 in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was born Feb. 13, 1907 to Roy and Flora McLallin. He is survived by his widow, Virginia; a daughter, Virginia Kaiser; three sisters, Clara Edwards, Ruby Murray and Marcelle Winebrenner of Albion; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Max Jr. in 1976. + 1985
McLallin Orval L, 83, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born Aug. 2, 1896 in Noble County, he was the son of Lewis B. and Alice (Musser) McLallin. He married Marie Piper March 12, 1917. She died in 1963. On Sept. 26, 1964 he married Aura "Jimmie" Yoder, who died in 1976. He was a retired farmer and a lifetime resident of the Kimmell area, a member of Sparta United Church of Christ, a charter member of Noble County Farm Bureau and a past director of Noble County REMC. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Woodward (Mary) Hawk of Ligonier; a son, Lewis J. of Kimmell; a sister, Mrs. William (Effie) Gale of Columbia City; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
McLallin Roy A, 58, York Twp farmer, died at his home Monday. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, one son and one brother. He was a member of the Unitarian Church. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 6-?-1933
McLaughlin Eva A, about 66, (b. 2-2-1891) died June 2, 1957 in McCray Hospital. She was a former resident of Albion and for many years served as manager of the telephone office here. She was a member of Albion Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are the husband, Jacob A.; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Crowe of Albion; two grandsons; and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Lamiller of near Albion. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home June 4. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 6-?-1957
McLaughlin Jacob A, 91, (b. 8-18-1866) first vice president of the Albion National Bank and a former Noble County assessor, died Feb. 5, 1958 at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Ralph Crowe in Albion. He was born in W. Va., and came to this community 67 years ago. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are the stepdaughter and 11 nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1958
McLaughlin Marguerite was a patient at the Sacred Heart Hospital where she died Sunday. She was born on June 25, 1898, in Garrett, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hollis. She and Claude McLaughlin were married September 14, 1920. He died March 4, 1954. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Donald Clabaugh of Ft. Wayne and Mrs. William Kott of Glendale, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and five brothers, Robert of Avilla, Leo, Aloysious, Germaine and Andrew Hollis all of Garrett. Funeral was Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Garrett ~ 3-13-1958
McLaughlin Sarah H, about 81, (b. 1-10-1863) died Nov. 4, 1944 at her home near Brimfield. She is survived by her husband, Jacob, who served Noble County as assessor a number of years ago; and one brother, Robert Gibson of Marlinton, Va. Funeral Wednesday at Brimfield Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1944
McLean Edward L, 73, Albion, died Thursday (d. 12-19-1979) in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1906, he was the son of David and Eva Hunt. He married Grace Myers on April 13, 1925. He moved here from Chicago in Aug. 1951. He was a retired employee of the Noble County Highway Dept. and a member of LaGrange Masonic Lodge and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. Survivors include one son, David E., Park Ridge, Ill.; one brother, David Hunt of Fla.; and two grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
McLean Erma, died July 16, 1932 at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was the daughter of George Fisher and the wife of Harry McLean. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1932
McLean Eva M, about 86, died Nov. 25, 1964 at McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 15, 1878 in Chicago. She is survived by two sons, Edward of Kendallville, David of Bloomfield, Ill.; and a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Burnet of Worth, Ill.; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1964
McLean George died in Ligonier Feb. 9, 1873 of congestion of the lungs, aged 63 years 7 months and 21 days. He was a native of Mercer County, Pa. and had been a resident of Noble County for 24 years. He was a charter member of Albion Lodge of F&AM in 1853 and a charter member of Ligonier Lodge and was buried on Monday last. Albion New Era 2-13-1873 He was born in Stark County, near Massillon Ohio, March 20, 1844. He came with his parents to Ligonier in 1849 and has since been a resident of this city, except the 4 1/2 years he served in the army and two years as sheriff of Noble County. He enlisted in July 1861 and was a member of Company A 21st Infantry. He served through the war, was honorably discharged in January, 1866, returning home one month later. He was married to Miss Lorie Jane Melendy, Oct. 24, 1866, and to this union were born, Charles G., Aura Pearl, and George Harrison, all of whom survive except the mother, who died March 8, 1883. July 23, 1884, Mr. McLean married Miss Lucy Flowers, who survives him, together with two sisters, Emaline and Mrs. Barney Carnes of Niagara Falls, N. Y. Five sisters and four brothers passed on before. Ligonier Leader 10-31-1901
McLean Grace E, 75, of Albion, died today (d. 4-10-1983) at Fort Wayne St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born June 16, 1907 in Chicago and married Edward C. McLean there on April 13, 1929. He died Dec. 19, 1979. She came to the Albion area from Illinois in 1951 and was a retired bookkeeper. Surviving are a son, David E., of Park Ridge, Ill.; 2 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-11-1983
McMahan Alfred, aged 35 years and some months, died July 4, 1885 of dropsy. When his country called for defenders, he volunteered in its service and served until the close of the war. He was a brother of James L McMahan of Jefferson and Mrs. Teegarden of Albion. Funeral at the M. E. Church of Albion. Albion New Era 7-9-1885
McMahan Clarisa died at her home in Jefferson Twp Nov. 11, 1904 from cancer of the stomach. She was born in Morrow County, Ohio, June 11, 1893 and at the time of her demise was aged 65 years and 5 months. She married James L. McMahan Sept. 9, 1860. They had two sons and three daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband in Sept. 1889 and two sons. She is survived by three daughters, one brother, three sisters. She united with the Lutheran Church 16 years ago. Obsequies conducted from the home Nov. 13. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 11-?-1904
McMahan Tammie, 73-year old Albion resident, (b. 2-14-1869 - d. 3-24-1941) may have committed suicide. Her body was discovered a half mile east of Albion along the B&O tracks early Monday after trainmen reported an unidentified object between the tracks. Friends and relatives could offer no reason why she would be walking along the tracks, but she had been mentally ill three months. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. C. E. Holderman with whom she had been making her home, and a nephew, Vern Steffey of Albion. A sister, Mrs. Jack Steffey, died some time ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church where services were held Wednesday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 2-24-1941
McMann Emma, 80, a lifelong resident of Cromwell community, died July 19 in Lockerbe Nursing Home at Goshen. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Borton of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Mrs. Mabel Noyes of Elkhart, and Mrs. Myrtle Zerbe of Cromwell; a son, Ted of Ligonier; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-19-1956
McMann Helen, 81, died Tuesday in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake of a heart ailment. Survivors include one son, Carl of South Bend; two grandchildren. She was the widow of the late Perry McMann. Funeral today from L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1948
McMann Mary was born in Greenbriar County, Va., Feb. 1802 and died during the year 1877. She was married to James McMann in 1820, who died about 8 years ago. She was the mother of 10 children of whom five are living, four having died at an early age, and one at his post in the War of the Rebellion. She settled in Kosciusko County in 1839 and soon after moved to Noble County where she died. She was a member of the Universalist Church at Ligonier. > 1877
McMann Perry, 70, died Saturday at his home following a stroke of apoplexy. Surviving are his wife, Helen; two sons, Carl of South Bend, and Charles of Peoria, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Alice Poyser of South Bend, and two brothers, Spalden of Cromwell, and John of Fla. Funeral at his Cromwell home Monday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1940
McMann Spalden, 72, lifelong Cromwell resident, died last Friday in Goshen Hospital. Surviving are the wife, Emma; a son, Ted of Ligonier; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Noyes of Dunlap, Mrs. Myrtle Zerbe of Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Hazel Borton of Elkhart; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Sunday in Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1948
McMann Theodore "Ted", 71, R. 1, Pleasant Lake, died Monday in Cameron Hospital, Angola, from cancer. He was born March 20, 1906 in Noble County to Spalden and Emma (Maggert) McMann. He married Helen Ball Dec. 9, 1928 in Elkhart. He was a Noble County lifetime resident who moved to Pleasant Lake 5 ½ years ago. He was a retired employee of Bendix Corp., Mishawaka. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. William (Sharon) Gorrell, R. 1, Pleasant Lake; a son, Lowell, Garland, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Zerbe and Mrs. Hazel Borton of Ligonier; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1976
McMarrell Gertrude F, 82, 230 E. Diamond St., died yesterday at her residence. She was born June 29, 1889 in Allen County to Edwin and Priscilla (Meyers) Gloyd. She was a resident here since 1963 when she moved from R. 2, Avilla. She was a member of the Delphian Club. Her husband, Tracey, died Sept. 20, 1963. Surviving are one son, Mac, Eureka, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. Dessie Berhalter, 523 E. Mitchell St.; and 2 grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1971
McMarrell Mac M, 79, died July 21 in his Eureka, Mont., residence from cancer. He was born Oct. 29, 1917 in Kendallville to Tracy and Gertrude (Gloyd) McMarrell. He married Margaret Ley. A graduate of Kendallville High School, he was a WW II veteran. He retired from the military and taught school in Rexford, Mont. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mary Etta Fothergill of Fort Collins, Colo.; a son, Curtis of Eureka; 5 grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Wilondek of Kendallville. Funeral July 24 in Eureka. + 7-21-1996
McMarrell Tracy C, 73, retired farmer who lived at R. 2, Avilla died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was a native of Shreve, Ohio, and had resided in Kendallville before moving to his farm home 19 years ago. He was employed by Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. for many years and was associated with several area semi-pro baseball teams. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Gloyd McMarrell, to whom he was married in 1911; a son, Mac of Rexford, Mont.; and two grandchildren. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-26-1963
McMeans Amelia died at her home in Bloomington, Ill., Dec. 20, 1901, aged 64 years, 11 months and 5 days. A week previous she had been afflicted with neuralgia but the attending physicians had not considered her sickness serious. On the morning of her decease the indications were that she was on the improvement and her son and daughter left home for their work leaving her in charge of a neighbor woman. The lady went in after their departure some time after and discovered her sitting in a rocking chair with her feet in the oven. She went to her and found her dead. She was the daughter of Thomas and Fannie Taylor and was born in Greenfield, Huron County, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1837. She came to Albion in 1855 to live with her uncle where she resided until her marriage to William H. McMeans May 20, 1856. They had six children , two of whom preceded her in death. Her husband lost his life at the raising of Jacob Beard’s barn in June 1881. She leaves four children, Elmer E., Clyde E., and Fannie of Bloomington, and William of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, Austin; one uncle, D. E. A. Spencer; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. William Trump. Funeral Monday in the M. E. Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1901
McMeans Eliza (Becher), wife of John McMeans of Albion, died April 12, 1877, aged 67 years 6 months and 12 days. She was born in Bedford County, Pa. and when about 5 years of age moved with her father to Montgomery County, Ohio. She married John McMeans in Montgomery County, Ohio in 1829 and in 1838 she and her husband emigrated to this state, settling in Noble County, of which they have been residents ever since. She was the mother of 11 children, 5 of whom have preceded her in death. She united with the Christian Church in May 1832 at Liberty, Montgomery County, Ohio. Funeral was at the M. E. Church in this place on the 14th. Albion New Era 4-19-1877 She was a sister of Barbara Winebrenner, born in 1809. Albion New Era 6-7-1877
McMeans John died last Sunday. He was born in Montgomery County, Ohio Nov. 23, 1807; died Oct. 25, age 83 years 11 months and 2 days. In 1829 he married Eliza Becher, a native of Penn., who died at Albion in 1877. They had 10 children, 4 of whom are living. In 1838 he came to Port Mitchell and he being a potter by trade established a pottery there. He was joined by his family a few months later. Subsequently he moved to Green Twp and in 1847 moved to Albion. ^ 10-30-1891 He died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Trump. He was second in descent from John McMeans who came to America from Scotland about 1779. He was appointed to serve as treasurer of Noble County for 3 years. In August 1847 he was elected to the same office and held the office for 9 years. He was appointed superintendent of construction of the brick court house preceding the present one and was afterward assessor and also trustee of Albion Township. He was the father of 10 children, of whom four, Mrs. Mary J. McKinney of Cromwell, Mrs. Eliza Trump of Albion, Caleb W. of Brimfield and Warren of Cromwell, all survive. Funeral last week. Noble Co Democrat 11-4-1891
McMeans John E, 64, musician of northern Indiana, died Saturday at the Kendallville Hospital from pneumonia induced by exposure and fumes trying to rescue neighbor, Mrs. Kate M. Hart, from a fire which burned her home last Thursday. He was the son of the late Caleb W. and Ann E. McMeans, born in Brimfield Nov. 8, 1873. He was a member of Brimfield Methodist Church. Surviving are three cousins, Charles Seely, Mrs. Louie Hayes, near Albion, and William McMeans, Toledo, Ohio. + 1936
McMeans John Warren, son of William and Amelia McMeans, died in Albion Dec. 26, 1877 of typhoid fever, aged 20 years, 3 months and 12 days. He was born in Albion Sept. 14, 1857. Funeral from the M. E. Church on Friday last. Albion New Era 1-3-1878
McMeans Julia I, third daughter of Nicholas and Rhoda Stough Murphy, was born Aug. 23, 1852 in Huron County, Ohio, and died at her residence in Albion Dec. 5, 1927. In 1865 the Murphy family located in Noble County, where she grew into womanhood, having attended the public schools of the county. July 4, 1875 she married Warren B. McMeans, who died March 30, 1917. Two years after her marriage she and her husband located in Cromwell where he opened a tin shop. Twice it was destroyed by fire in catastrophes that destroyed the business section of Cromwell, the last time being in 1910. The Cromwell property was then sold and McMeans came to Albion where they formed a partnership with the late William F. Metz, operating a general hardware and tinning business in Albion under the name of Metz & McMeans until his demise. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Frances J. Vandeventer of Shepherd, Mich. Funeral was Thursday at the Presbyterian Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1927
McMeans William was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, March 19, 1835. Came with his father, John, to Noble County in 1836. Came to Albion in 1847 and lived here until his death. On May 20, 1856 he married Amelia Taylor who still lives in Albion. He was the father of 6 children, 4 of whom are living. > 6-15-1882
McMeans William, of Albion, was fatally injured at the barn raising of Jacob Beard, near Port Mitchell, last Friday, a sill forty feet long falling on him. He lived about one hour. Funeral at the M. E. Church at Albion last Sunday. ^ 6-9-1881
McMechan Bertha, 76, a former Kendallville resident, died Sunday in Washington, D.C., where she had lived about 25 years. A daughter of William B. and Esther Hall, she was born in Kendallville Nov. 18, 1877. She was first married to George W. Tullis, and after his death was married to John McMechan, also deceased. Surviving are one brother, Brice W. Hall of this city; two nieces and one nephew. One son and a sister preceded her in death. Services Thursday at A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-13-1953
McMillan Bertha May, 63, died February 27, 1995 in McCray Hospital. She was born in Avilla on Sept. 21, 1931 to Gerald and Florence (Rimmel) Weimer. She married Robert McMillan Oct. 15, 1953 in Angola. He died Nov. 30, 1990. She had been a cook at various area restaurants and for the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla and Eagles Lodge Auxiliary, Kendallville. Surviving are 3 stepdaughters; 4 sisters, Lois Lash of Queen Creek, Ariz., Mary Draper of Hernando, Miss., Louise Carver and Madonna Showalter of Kendallville; a brother, Sam "Ivan" Weimer of Kendallville. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 2-27-1995
McMillan Charles H was born in Marcellus, Onondaga County, N.Y., on June 21, 1848, being the fourth of a family of five children. He removed with his parents when 4 years of age to Burr Oak, St. Joseph County, Mich. He married Rozella Kerr on Dec. 26, 1872. They had four children, one of which died Sept. 3, 1882. Death claimed him on May 29, 1895. Shortly after his marriage he and his wife joined the First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of IOOF and K of P. + 3-29-1895 ^ 6-7-1895
McMillan Donald, 60, of Avilla, died in Kendallville July 2. He was born Nov. 16, 1935 in Wis. to Charles and Esther McMillan. He married Maudalene Marshall on June 24, 1995 in Olivet, Mich. Formerly of Fort Wayne, he was a 15-year resident of Avilla. A U. S. Navy veteran, he was a design engineer for Command Systems in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Brent of Seattle, Wash., and Ken and Dave of Fort Wayne; 2 stepchildren; a brother, Milton; and 8 grandchildren. A memorial service was held on the McMillan family property on July 6. ~ 7-18-1996
McMillan James W, 76, of South Bend, died Sunday there. Born Sept. 2, 1906 in Alexandria, he was the son of Dr. John and Adelaide McMillan. In Kendallville he married Frances Guymon. He moved from Alexandria to South Bend in 1943 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Patricia Ann of DeKalb, Ill. Services Thursday at Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend. Graveside services will be Thursday afternoon. + 2-6-1983
McMillan Robert M, 65, died Nov. 30, 1990 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Woodburn March 7, 1925, the son of Ervin and Opal (Harper) McMillan. He married Bertha Weimer in Angola on Oct. 15, 1953. He was a retired employee of Lane Foundry in Kendallville. Surviving are 3 brothers, Gene of Ashley, Larry of Paulding, Ohio and Richard of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Ron (Linda) Lee of Payne, Ohio; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ray (Marcella) Wagner of Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Mike (Cheryl) Givler of Glendale, Ariz., and Mrs. Allen (Diane) Spath of Highland, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 12-5-1990
McNabb Gladys I, 83, of St Joseph, Mich., died April 28, 2010 at the Willows Nursing Home in St Joseph. She was born Jan. 23, 1927 in LaOtto, the daughter of Clarence and Pearl Leiter. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Justine McNabb of Sawyer, Mich.; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Tom Tarantino of Coloma, Mich.; grandchildren, David W. McNabb, Scott H. McNabb, Andrew P. Tarantino and Rebecca J. Thielman; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Leiter; and three sisters, Dorothy Martin, June Hadley and Mary Peduto. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. McNabb, 4 brothers, Glen, Glade, Robert and Cleo; and 2 sisters, Carrie Russell and Helen Thorn. Funeral May 1 at Auburn Alliance Church. Burial, Riverview Cemetery, Newville. ^ 4-29-2010
McNabb Harold W, 70, Garrett, died Dec. 16 at DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Avilla July 29, 1917, the son of Wilbur D. and Gladys (Abel) McNabb. He married Gladys Leiter Oct. 6, 1950 in Fort Wayne. He was self-employed in McNabb & Assoc. as a manufacturing representative in electronics from 1966 to 1980 when he retired. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Garrett, Elks, Eagles and American Legion. Surviving are his wife and mother; two children; Steven W., Sawyer, Mich., and Deborah Tarantino, Coloma, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Services Saturday at McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Newville, Ohio. ~ 12-22-1987
McNally James J, 62, of LaOtto, died. Funeral will be Monday at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Arlington National Cemetery at Washington D.C. He was born July 31, 1902, in Chicago. He served three years in the U. S. Marine Corps after WW I and then was employed as a salesman in Washington. He moved to LaOtto in May 1961. He and Marie E. Thompson were married in Washington on Sept. 17, 1953. She survives, along with two children by a previous marriage, James J. Jr., and Mrs. Harry Wright, both of Norfolk Va., and 5 grandchildren. ~ 8-6-1964
McNally Margaret Cletus, 84, died June 13, 2008 at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield. She was born May 16,1924 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Elmer and Leah (Huffman) Grocock. She moved to Chesterfield in 1965. Surviving are 3 sons, Dennis (Brenda) and Bruce (Julie) of Chesterfield and Rick (Terry) of Ingalls; a daughter, Karen Riley of Pendleton; sisters, Bernadine Miller of Garrett and Betty (Max) Sierra of Texas; brothers, Ray (Judy) Grocock of Avilla, Ira Grocock of Kendallville and Guy (Jean) Grocock of Avilla; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A graduate of Avilla High School, she had worked at Don's Bar-B-Q, Stoops Express and L and K Motel and Restaurant. Funeral at Ballard & Sons Funeral Home, Daleville. Burial, Bronnenberg Cemetery, Chesterfield. ~ 6-26-2008
McManama Don E, 73, of Columbia City, died Feb. 11, 1907 at home. The Whitley County native was a farmer and also worked at International Harvester Co. from 1960 to 1983. Surviving are his wife, Betty; daughters, Marsha Cartwright of LaOtto and Cheryl Hollenbaugh of Columbia City; a son, Nicholas of Columbia City; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, South Whitley Cemetery. ~ 2-20-1997
McNamara Annalyse M, of Syracuse, was stillborn April 4, 2012, at the IU University Hospital in Indianapolis to Ryan and Stephanie (Schmuhl) McNamara. Private graveside services at Orange Cemetery in Rome City. ^ 4-12-2012
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, 78, R. 8, Columbia City, died Oct. 14, 1988 at Whitley County Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1910 in Kendallville, he married Edith Refner Nov. 2, 1935 in Auburn. He resided in Fort Wayne for many years and lived in South Bend from 1950 to 1955, after which he moved to the Tri-Lakes area. He was a head accountant with Indiana Michigan Electric Co., retiring in 1971. He served with the U. S. Army during WW II. His wife died Jan. 17, 1984. Surviving are a son, Mike, R. 2, Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Patti Lutz of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; and a brother Don of Woodburn. Services Monday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel in Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-14-1988
McNamara Steven, 9-week old son of Terry and Loretta (Morr) McNamara, R. 2, Kendallville, was dead on arrival Wednesday at McCray Hospital. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Angela Jean at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McNamara, R. 1, Rome City, and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Morr, R. 2. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
McNeal Alice Winquist, 79, of R. 1, Shipshewana, died Tuesday in LaGrange Hospital. She was born April 10, 1909 in Kansas, the daughter of Marion and Martha Jane (Searles) Kiger. She first married Roy Winquist on Sept. 1, 1929 in Kansas. He died in Dec. 1948. In Jan. 1951 she married Chester McNeal in Plymouth and he died in March 1967. She moved from Plymouth to Shipshewana in 1974 and was former manager of a G. C. Murphy Co. store in Plymouth. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange and Altar Rosary Society in Plymouth. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen Franklin of Stuart, Fla.; three sons, Vernon Roy, Thomas and Richard Winquist of Shipshewana; a stepdaughter, Eileen Torter of Walkerton; two sisters, Sylvia Schaeffer of Leavenworth, Kan., and Goldie Wranic of Moline, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Anna Mae Peterson, died in July 1985. Services Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, LaGrange. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. + 11-1-1988
McNeal Eldora, 73, died at her Taft, Calif. home December 10, 1994. She was born in LaOtto Dec. 24, 1920, the daughter of Willard and Elizabeth McGuire Yarian. She moved with her parents to Bakersfield, Calif. in 1928. She married George McNeal on Nov. 5, 1938. Surviving are her husband; a son, Edward of Sutter Creek, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Gale and David Shuck of Taft, Calif.; a granddaughter and her husband, Christa and Kevin Burton of Bakersfield; and a grandson, Jeffrey Shuck of Taft, Calif. She was a niece of Mrs. Guy Gross. Graveside services in West Side District Cemetery Tuesday. + 12-10-1994
McNeal Ernest E, 84, was born Jan. 14, 1889 to John E. and Harriet Beard McNeal of Convoy, Ohio. He was married Sept. 13, 1919 to Mable Kichler. They lived in Green Twp for 30 years and he operated a blacksmith shop at Merriam until 1964. They lived for a while in Chetek, Wis., then moved to their present home. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Ligonier and its Holy Name Society. He died at his Gilbert Lake home near Kimmell Jan. 19. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Ben of Churubusco, Ray of Knapp Lake, Kimmell, and Tony of North Webster; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Blotkamp of R. 1, Kimmell; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ligonier on Jan. 22. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. ~ 1-23-1975 + 1-?-1975
McNeal John "Tony", 51, died Aug. 5 in V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was a native of Kendallville and worked for Bursley Food Marketing, International Harvester, and for 15 years was building and grounds supervisor for the Muncie YMCA Camp in North Webster. He was a Korean Conflict Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Marcile; his mother, Mabel of Wolf Lake; two daughters, Karen Myers of Avilla, and Renee Beaver of Warsaw; three sons, John of Wolcottville, William of Fort Wayne, and Daniel of Niles, Mich.; a sister, Jean Blotkamp of Wolf Lake; two brothers, Ben of Wolf Lake, and Raymond of Kimmell; and nine grandchildren. Services Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-14-1986 + 8-5-1986
McNeal Juanita Geraldine, 75, died Wednesday in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was born Aug. 13, 1920 in Wilmot to Charlie Roy and Wilma R. (Jensen) Scott. On Sept. 22, 1949 she married Roy D. McNeal. He died in July 1976. For 13 years she worked at Columbia Products Division of Dana Weatherhead Co. She graduated from Etna School and was a member of American Legion Post 98 Auxiliary in Columbia City, Post 5582 VFW and former member of Post 2929 VFW Auxiliary in Columbia City. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Vicki D.) Anderson of Columbia City; 2 grandsons, Chad and Dustin Anderson; a brother, Phillip Scott of South Bend; a half-sister, Beth Dolan of Huntington; and 2 half-brothers, Harvey Scott of Rathdrum, Idaho and Bill Scott of Washington. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Scott. Funeral Saturday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 9-19-1995
McNeal Marilyn F, 66, died July 29, 1999 in Goshen General Hospital. She was born May 11, 1933 in Painesville, Ohio to Harry L. and Fayona (Smith) Hopkins. On June 12, 1952 in Fort Wayne she married Ray W. McNeal. She was a 1951 graduate of North Side High School in Fort Wayne and moved to Noble County in 1972. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and David Current of Roanoke and Sandra and Larry Rosenogle of Ligonier; her mother, Fayona Hopkins of Fort Wayne; and 4 grandchildren, Joshua and April Rosenogle and Rachel and Jacob Current. Funeral August 1 in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-29-1999
McNeal Rachel L, 88, of Albion, died Feb. 13, 2002 at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. She retired in 1975 from Monsanto Corp. and had worked at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. She was born Aug. 18, 1913 in Noble County to Thomas and Florence (Ott) Schlotterback. On March 4, 1935 in Topeka she married Ralph McNeal. He died in 1952. Two brothers, Ira and Daniel Schlotterback; and a sister, Sarah Truelove, are also deceased. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Violet McNeal of Albion and Ronnie and Muriel McNeal of Churubusco; 2 brothers, Harry Schlotterback of Fort Wayne and Franklin Schlotterback of Albion; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home in Churubusco. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Jared and Wade Owen, Justin and Kyle Snyder and Craig, Victor and Nathanial McNeal. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-14-2002
McNeal Ralph A was born Dec. 16, 1911 and died March 19, 1952. Services at Christian Chapel Mar. 21. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1952
McNeal William Arthur, 64, who lived at Kendallville, died Jan. 7 at McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1911 in Anderson, the son of Jack and Bessie Jane (Spall) McNeal. He married Juanita Smith of Anderson Dec. 16, 1937. He had moved to Kendallville in 1948 and also lived in Avilla where he and his wife owned a restaurant. He had also been employed at Kraft Foods. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Hawkins, Norfolk, Va.; one son, James, U. S. Army, Fort Campbell, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Jones, Gas City, Mrs. Nylah VanMeter and Mrs. Lois Ayores, both Anderson; two brothers, Jack and Richard, Peoria; three grandchildren. Services Jan. 9 in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Memorial Cemetery, Anderson. ~ 1-15-1976 + 1-?-1976
McNett Gloria E, 61, Fort Wayne, died today at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital. She was born July 4, 1928 in Fort Wayne to Raymond and Edna (Burgandine) Lutz. On May 2, 1948, she married Richard J. McNett in Fort Wayne. She was a retired clerk, having worked at Montgomery Ward and Schwartz Babyland in Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Semper Amicae Circle of Kings Daughters and was a lifetime Fort Wayne resident. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) Chapman of Franklin, Tenn., and Mrs. Karen Tadsen of Churubusco; a son, Stephen of Houston, Tex.; two brothers, Robert of Cincinnati and William of Rome City; and 4 grandchildren. Graveside services Friday at Eel River Cemetery. + 8-2-1989
McNulty Edward L Jr "Ted", 30, died Thursday due to injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in Napa, Calif. He was born in Bloomington Jan. 17, 1951, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Whereatt) McNulty. On Oct. 4, 1980 in Kendallville he married Kelli Fitzpatrick. He was star quarterback in high school football and a football player for Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots. He worked for Financial Services Industry in Indianapolis until he moved to Calif. in 1978. He became a partner in the firm of Stone, Thomas, Koeper & Stone in Kentfield in 1981. Surviving are his wife; his parents in Louisville, Ky.; a brother James B of Coralville, Iowa; and a grandmother, Mrs. Gwen Whereatt of Bloomington. Memorial services today in First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, Calif. + 1-14-1982
McNutt Alonzo , 84, resident of Ligonier for 70 years, died Saturday at the home of his son, Alonzo Jr. at Otsego, Mich. The deceased was a brick mason here before retiring several years ago. Surviving are 3 sons, Alonzo, Clarence and Charles; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Jennie Record and Mrs. Clara Hans. Funeral Monday at Kerr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1935
McNutt James, 68, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Greenville, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1916 and retired in 1983 as custodian at Fairfield Manor. His wife, the former Ann Jeffery, survives, along with two sons, David of Fort Wayne, and James Jr. of Kendallville; and 5 grandchildren. Services Friday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 7-28-1987
McPheeters Charles T was born in Green Twp Oct. 20, 1861 and died Dec. 1, 1928 at Garrett hospital, age 67 years, 21 month and 11 days. John and Frances McPheter were his parents and they with one infant brother, Delantha, and one sister Mrs. Sarah Favinger, have preceded him in death. William McPheter of Garrett survives him. He was married to Lou Nicodemus and they had two sons, Earl and the mother having preceded him in death, one son, Ralph, who is in the Naval service stationed at Santiago, Calif. Funeral Monday at United Brethren Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1928
McPheeters Ida L, daughter of Joseph and Mary Nicodemus, was born Feb. 25, 1871; died May 28, 1921, aged 50 years, 3 months and 3 days. She married Charles T. McPheeters Sept. 23, 1891. They had two sons, Earl R. and Ralph E., Earl having preceded his mother 7 years ago at the age of 23 years. She joined the U. B. Church. She leaves one son Ralph E., age 14; three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Augusta Fagan, a sister, preceding her in death. Sisters living are Mrs. Perry Coe, Mrs. Alta Rogers and Mrs. Vern Ray. Brothers are William of Garrett and Edward of Avilla. Funeral at the U. B. Church Tuesday. + 5-?-1921
McPheeters Mildred A, 76, of Garrett, died Dec. 27 in Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. She was born Feb. 8, 1919 in Garrett to Cornelius and Orpha (Brown) McPheeters. A lifetime Garrett resident, she was a 1931 graduate of Garrett High School. She retired in 1984 as a clerk for Ort’s Gifts & Jewelry Store in Garrett. She was a member of Garrett First Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Allen of LaOtto; 5 brothers, Jesse of Costa Mesa, Calif., Maurice, Jack and Gary of Garrett, and Daniel of Fort Wayne; a sister, Ruth Durham of Wabash; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-4-1996
McPherson C J, 52, of Indianapolis, former resident of Kendallville, is dead at his home. At one time he was employed in this city. A brother, Claude of Kendallville, along with the widow, four children and a sister survive. + 9-?-1941
McPherson Carrie A, 50, wife of Claude McPherson, died Saturday. She was born June 18, 1876 in this city, the daughter of William and Serena Lash. Her birthplace was a frame building located at the present site of the Zonker building just south of Gawthrop Inn. April 23, 1899 she married Claude McPherson and they had two children, Clifford and Ruth, both surviving. She was a member of the Church of Christ, having united with the church when it was located at the site where Flint & Walling power plant now stands. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 378 and Kendallville Court No. 20 T.B.H. Surviving are the husband and children; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Roberts of El Paso, Tex., and one aunt, Mrs. George W. Rendel. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral this afternoon from the late home. + 2-6-1927
McPherson Nannie, 56, of LaGrange, died March 26, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 25, 1953 in West Liberty, Ky., to Adolph and Nora (Bolen) Collins. On March 15, 1997 in Kendallville she married Andrew McPherson. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Teresa and Garry Hunter of Kendallville, Terry Brown of LaGrange and Tammy and Jose Santacruz of Avilla; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Stacy Shirk and Scot and Heather Shirk of Garrett; 4 stepchildren; 21 grandchildren; 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Mary Bolen of LaGrange, her twin Annie and Don Kessler of North Manchester, Betty and Dave VanHoozer of Wolcottville, Helen and Jack Chriswell of Waterloo and Josephine Bailey of Montgomery, Mich.; and 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Roy and Bonnie Collins of Kendallville and Ray Collins of Albion. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Irene Belcher and Geraldine Collins; a brother, Sonny Collins; and grandson, Lucas Brown. Services Monday at Harbor of Love Church, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-28-2009
McPherson Twana S R, 55, of Kendallville, died Jan. 10, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 16, 1953 in Kendallville to Richard and Aften (Dunkel) Rupert. Surviving are 2 daughters, Twana Maurer of Waterloo and Amanda McPherson of Monroeville; a son, Larry Hall of Churubusco; 7 grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Hall of Kendallville; and 2 brothers, Leroy and Steve Rupert of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne McPherson. Services Thursday at the True Church of God in Jesus' Name, Lisbon. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-14-2009
McPherson Wayne L, 37, of Kendallville, died Oct. 7, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a 1986 graduate of DeKalb High School and had been employed at DeKalb Molded Plastics in Butler for 11 years. He was born Oct. 4, 1969 in Auburn to Andrew Wayne and Twana (Rupert) McPherson. Surviving are his father and stepmother of LaGrange; his mother of Waterloo; 2 sons, Billy and Raymond Park of Angola; 7 sisters, Twana Maurer of Waterloo, Terry Brown of Ark., Shana McPherson of Auburn and Amanda McPherson, Teresa Hunter, Tammy Shirk and Robin Farley of Kendallville; 4 brothers, Adam McPherson and Scott Shirk of Garrett, Stacy Shirk of Huntertown, Scott Hall of Ohio and Larry, Jamie and Billy Hall of Kendallville. Services Wednesday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-9-2006
McPheter Marguerite, daughter of Frank and Jane Bortner, was born in Jefferson Twp Oct. 8, 1876 and died Oct. 10, 1932 at the age of 56 years and 2 days. Her death occurred at her home in Willard, Ohio. In March 1901 she married William McPheter, and they had 3 children. Surviving are the husband; children, Marvel Kelleher of Willard, Ohio, Kenneth of Pontiac, Mich., and Russell of Willard, Ohio; 2 grandchildren; sisters and brother, Cora Sweet, Ruby Grams, Adele Owens and Lester Bortner. Funeral Oct. 13 from Sweet Church. + 10-?-1932
McPheters A Pauline, 94, of Albion, died March 23, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. A graduate of Albion High School and International Business College in Fort Wayne, she had retired as bookkeeper for Central Noble Motors in Albion. She was born Aug. 30, 1910 in Noble County to Charles and Myrtle (Rimmel) Weimer. Her husband, Kenneth McPheters, is deceased. Surviving are a stepson. She was also preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 3-26-2005
McPheters Kenneth R was born May 15, 1904 and died Dec. 25, 1948. Services at Bonham & Miser’s Dec. 28. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1948
McQueen Satira was born in Herkimer County, N.Y., Jan. 24, 1803, and died at her home in Orange Twp Aug. 19, 1890, aged 87 years 6 months and 15 days. She was married to James Ashley McQueen in 1831 by whom she was the mother of 7 children, 5 of whom as well as her husband survive. In the spring of 1836 she came with her husband to Noble County and settled on the farm where she spent the remainder of her life. They both united with the Baptist Church in 1841. Several years before her death she was stricken with paralysis which resulted in the loss of her mind and those years were to her a blank. Noble Co Democrat 6-24-1891
McQuin Clara M, about 58, of Ligonier, died at her home March 14, 1964. She is survived by her husband, William, Noble County service officer of the Veterans’ Administration; her mother, Mrs. John Shoudel of Ligonier; three brothers and a sister. Funeral Tuesday from St. Patrick’s Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1964
McWherter Franklin, son of Adam and Rebecca McWherter, died near Wawaka Jan. 24, 1874, aged 6 months and 28 days. Albion New Era 1-29-1874
McWhinney Carrie, 93, died at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, Sunday. She was born April 10, 1894 in Noble County, the daughter of John and Laura (Bailey) Heltzel. She married Fred McWhinney July 19, 1918 in Kendallville, and he died Oct. 31, 1963. A lifetime area resident, she and her husband owned and operated Modern Food Shop on Main St. in Kendallville from 1934 to 1952. She was a member of First Christian Church and former member of American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary and Kendallville BPW. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise (Jane) Ketcham, Albion, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Cochard, Kendallville; a son, Fred J. II, Pretty Lake, Wolcottville; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-29-1987
McWilliams Carlos P, 77 years, 7 months and 21 days, died March 26, 1968. He was a native of Noble County and was born in Green Twp Aug. 5, 1890, the son of Frank and Elzada (Hines) McWilliams. He was married to Elsie Zook and had lived all his life in this community, where he was engaged in farming before his retirement several years ago. Surviving are the widow; three sons, John of Denver, Colo., George of Albion, and Frank of R. 3, Kendallville; two stepdaughters, Peggy McNeal of Fort Wayne, and LaVaughn Webb of Bippus; 6 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was a member of Albion First Methodist Church and the Masonic Order of Albion. Funeral this afternoon at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1968
McWilliams Charles, 50, for many years a resident of Albion and vicinity, died in a Chicago hospital Friday from a stroke of apoplexy. He had long been employed on the B&O as a bridge carpenter and for years had been a foreman. Funeral Monday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1925
McWilliams Elsie Mae, 83, Albion, died Sunday (d. 1-5-1986) at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City. She was born in Fulton County Oct. 3, 1902, the daughter of Albert and Rosa (Dukes) Zook. She married Fordyce Wood in 1919. He preceded her in death. In 1939 she married Carlos McWilliams, who also preceded her in death in 1968. She moved to the Albion area from Huntington in 1939 and was a retired seamstress. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are two daughters, Clara J. McNeal, Fort Wayne, and Jean Webb of Bippus; three stepsons, John McWilliams, Denver, Colo., George, Albion, and Frank of R. 2, Kendallville; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 1-9-1986 + 1-5-1986
McWilliams Elzada was one of 6 children, 3 daughters and 3 sons, born to George and Rachel Hines. Her birthday was April 22, 1858 and at the time of her death on Aug. 27, 1932, she was 74 years of age. Her parents, one sister, Mrs. Filinda Edwards; and two brothers, Albert and Crawford, have preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Wilson of Rome City, and one sister, Mrs. Elmina Keller of Albion. The family came from Richland County, Ohio, when she was a small girl and settled in Noble County. In Oct. 1881 she was married to Frank W. McWilliams. He died 12 years ago. They had one daughter, Mrs. Nina Mae Budd; and one son, Carlos P., who with 3 grandchildren, John, George and Frank survive. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Albion. Funeral from the home on Tuesday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-?-1932
McWilliams George H, 76, died Aug. 1, 1995 at his Albion home from heart disease. He was born in Green Twp, Noble County on Dec. 9, 1918 to Carlos and Helen Earnhart Martin McWilliams. On June 19, 1943 he married Lois Boggs at Wolf Lake. He retired as a lineman from Noble County REMC in August 1982 after 33 years of service. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion Masonic Lodge, OES and Rotary Club, and Ft. Wayne Scottish Rite. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Diana Davis of Elkhart, Donita Hippensteel of St. Louis, Mo., and Dixie Lough of Ft. Wayne; and one son, Delynn of Ft. Wayne; 2 brothers, John of Denver, Colo. and Frank of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-1-1995
McWilliams John C, 80, died Feb. 27 in a Denver, Colo. hospital. He was born July 3, 1917 in Noble County to Carlos and Helen (Earnhart) McWilliams. On Oct. 29, 1955 he married Margaret Schermerhorn in Albion. A retired carpenter and factory worker, he moved to Denver in 1964. He was a member of American Legion Post 246, Albion Lodge No. 97 F&AM, and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Norma) Patterson; 2 grandchildren, Todd and Lisa Arnold; and a great-grandchild, all of Colo.; and a brother, Frank of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a brother, George. Funeral Monday in Phillips United Methodist Church. + 2-27-1998
McWilliams John P, who was born in Juniata County, Penn., Dec. 20, 1821, died at his home in Green Twp Feb. 11, 1891, aged 67 years, 1 month and 27 days. From the biography in the History of Noble County we extract the following. “He is one of the thrifty men of Green Twp, one of 5 children born to Oliver and Elizabeth (Renesten) McWilliams. His grandfather was John McWilliams, a native of Ireland, who after coming to America, settled in Penn., and where in after years he died. In 1829 Oliver McWilliams and family emigrated to Indiana. After residing 13 years in Wayne County, he purchased 80 acres of the farm now owned by our subject and here resided until Nov. 1858 when he died. His widow survived him until 1864, when she died. On their arrival in Noble County, the country was one vast forest. He was a Democrat and at one time filled the office of county coroner, besides having filled various township offices. He was married in 1850 to Josephine White, daughter of Ira B. and Sophia (Culver) White, who were pioneers of York Twp. They had 9 children, Isaac and Oliver R., deceased, Alma F. (now wife of O. Frederick of Jefferson Twp), Frank W., William H., John H., (deceased), Alta S., Walter P. and Charles A. Mrs. McWilliams was born in Union County, Ohio March 25, 1833. In 1856 Mr. McWilliams was elected by the Democratic party to the office of county recorder and served 4 years, making his home in Albion. When he had served his terms he returned to his home in Green Twp where he still lives. He owns 175 acres of land.” Noble Co Democrat 2-25-1891>
McWilliams John Wesley, about 85, father of Mrs. Letha Baker of Albion, died at Kendallville Dec. 8, 1946. Funeral Tuesday at Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1946
McWilliams Josephine, the wife of ex-commissioner John P. McWilliams of Green Twp, died on Friday of last week. ~ 5-8-1890 She died at her home in Green Twp May 9, 1890. She was born in Union County, Ohio, March 25, 1833; came to Noble County in 1836. ~ 6-12-1890
McWilliams Lois Ilene, 81, of Fort Wayne, died Feb. 10, 2006 at her daughter's home in Fort Wayne. She was born April 18, 1924 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Harmon and Clara (Owen) Boggs. She married George H. McWilliams on June 19, 1943 in Wolf Lake. He died Aug. 1, 1995. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and OES No. 178. She was a graduate of Albion High School. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Jack Davis of Las Vegas, Donita and Tim Hippensteel of St. Louis and Dixie and Mike Lough of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, DeLynn and Mary McWilliams of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Lorain Boggs and Ray and Betty Boggs of Churubusco, and Lee and Ann Boggs of Albion; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Steve Carter and Sharon and Dean Zolman of Churubusco, and Connie and Jerry Frymier of Albion; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild. Services Monday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 2-11-2006
McWilliams Margaret J, 91, of Denver, Colo., died Sept. 27, 2005. She had been an employee of Noble County REMC many years and retired from Gates Corp. in Denver. She was a member of Phillips United Methodist Church in Lakewood, Colo. She was born Feb. 13, 1914 in Brimfield to John H. and Edna (Miller) Schermerhorn. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Tom Patterson of Littleton, Colo.; a sister, Mary Stevens of Angola; a brother and sister-in-law, John Jr. and Mary Schermerhorn of Brimfield; a granddaughter, Lisa Arnold of Monument, Colo., and a grandson, Dr. Todd Arnold of Carmel; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John McWilliams. Services today at Phillips United Methodist Church. Burial in Denver. ^ 10-1-2005
McWilliams Susie Ethel, 88, of Marshall, Ill., died Sunday in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born in Albion May 11, 1893, the daughter of Firmer and Cora (Gaff) Applegate and had been a Kendallville resident many years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Her husband, Loy, died in 1962. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Jean) Simpson, Marshall, and Mrs. William (Doris) Kelly of Kendallville; three sons, Robert of R. 3, Wolcottville, Charles E. of Mt. Vista, Colo., and Donald E. of Hamleton, W. Va.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1981

Noble Notes: Wrinkled is not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.