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Obituaries - Mills

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Mills Berniece L, 80, died Monday at McCray Hospital, Kendallville. She was born February 6, 1916 in Huntington to Fred and Grace (Fulton) Schoeff. On November 5, 1938 in Hartford City, she married Wilmer Mills, who died June 16, 1995. They owned and operated Hi-Way Grocery at Cree Lake, where she had been a 52-year resident. Surviving are a son, Herbert of Huntington; a daughter, Joyce Hart of Avilla; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 4 sisters, Goldie Miller and Velma Martin of Huntington, Zelma Bitzer of Lagro and Alice Hoover of Marion. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and one brother. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Brushy Chapel Cemetery, LaGrange. + 12-16-1996
Mills Charles H was born Aug. 23, 1845 in Cayuga County, N.Y.; died April 5, 43 years, 7 months and 18 days old. He came to LaGrange County, Ind. in 1846 with his parents and settled near where the town of Valentine is and has lived there ever since. He was married to Hopy A. Gardner April 20, 1868. They had 4 daughters and 2 sons. Three daughters and 2 sons are living, the eldest, a daughter, died in infancy. He leaves a wife; 5 children; a father and mother, and a brother and sister. He was a member of the M. E. Church. Funeral in the M. E. Church at Valentine April 7. ^ 4-12-1889
Mills Earl D, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at his residence. He was a native of Salem Center and had lived most of his life in Fort Wayne. He was a retired cost analyst for Fort Wayne Leasing Co. Surviving are his wife, Juanita; and two sons, Douglas, Kendallville, and Ronald, Fort Wayne; and a brother, Cleon of Hudson. Services Thursday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. + 12-13-1983
Mills Frank G, son of Melchor and Sarah Mills was born in New Haven, Huron Co., Ohio, March 17, 1852, and died February 9, 1926, age being 73 years, 10 months and 23 days. He was one of a family of five children, two brothers preceding him in death. He moved from Ohio to Albion about 35 years ago. He married Mary Jane Anderson of near Avilla, on June 15, 1875, and they had three daughters and one son, namely Mrs. Albert Gappinger and Mrs. Harmon Slessman of Albion, Mrs. Frank Skinner of Kendallville, and Frankie L., who deceased in infancy. They have lived in Albion the greater part of their married life. He leaves a wife; three daughters previously mentioned; one brother, Melchor of Denver, Colo.; one half-brother, Claud Mills of Victor, Colo.; and one sister, Mrs. Virginia McElwain of Cleveland, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Simple funeral services at the Gappinger home Thursday. * 2-?-1926 Burial, Albion Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 2-18-1926
Mills Frankie, youngest child of Frank and M. J. Mills, aged one year and one day, died at North Baltimore, Ohio Dec. 30, 1883 of brain fever. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church. ^ 1-11-1884
Mills Harley B, 64, died in his home here of cerebral embolism Tuesday. Born near Salem Center, he came to Kendallville when a young man and entered the employ of the McCray Refrigerator Co. where he served for many years as a foreman. He was a member of the McCray 20-Year Service Club. In 1910 he married Lulu Waldhart, who survived with one brother, George of Salem Center; and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Worthington of Hamilton, and Mrs. Clara Zonker of Salem Center. + 2-?-1939
Mills Helen R Toth, 79, of LaOtto, and formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., died Feb. 17 in her home. She was born in Fort Wayne Jan. 15, 1917 to John and Josephine (Baron) Wiech. She married Paul Mills, who died in 1995. Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Craft of LaOtto; 3 sons, Kenneth Toth of Churubusco, Frank Toth of Garrett, and Pat Plank of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Josephine Plank, Genevieve Brandt and Estelle Lee of Fort Wayne; and 4 grandchildren. Memorial services in D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. ~ 2-29-1996
Mills Horatio J died at the county infirmary Monday. He was formerly a resident of Noble Twp. He is survived by two sons, Homer of Logansport and Fred of Muncie. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1943
Mills Jean E, 52, of rural Avilla, died Jan. 26 in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. She was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. Feb. 4, 1945 to Lester and Verna L. (Beidler) Baka. Her father died in 1985. On May 26, 1973 in Three Rivers, Mich. she married Wesley Mills. She had moved to this area 24 years ago from Three Rivers. She attended LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Avilla; 2 daughters, Jennifer A. of Avilla and Susan K. of LaOtto; and a brother, Wayne Baker of Middletown, N.Y. Funeral Thursday in LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 1-29-1998
Mills Juanita Marie, 80, died Sunday in Regency Place. She was born May 27, 1909 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of John and Bertha (Heller) Brown. A lifetime Fort Wayne resident, she retired in 1988 after 55 years as a vocal instructor. Her husband, Earl D., died in 1983. Surviving are two sons, Ronald D. of Fort Wayne, and Douglas E. of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren. Services Thursday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 9-24-1989
Mills Kenneth Ward, 65, died Jan. 23, 1996 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a farmer and spray painter. He worked at Fruehauf Trailer in Fort Wayne and retired from H&H Equipment in Harlan in 1993. He was a Korean veteran of the U. S. Army. He lived in St. Joe and was a member of St. Jude Church of Christ. He was born Dec. 8, 1930 in Fort Wayne to Kenneth and Ruth (Ward) Mills. He married Joan Shuff on Sept. 17, 1960 in Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother in Fort Wayne; his wife; a son, Mike of Columbia City; 2 daughters, Linda Bishop of Auburn and Tammy Hickman of Spencerville; 2 brothers, Wesley of Avilla and Russell of Indianapolis; one sister, Marjorie Carmean of Harlan; 3 grandchildren. One son, Kenneth Jr., preceded him in death. Burial, Riverside Cemetery. ~ 2-1-1996
Mills Mary E Davidson was born March 29, 1854 in Scotch Ridge, O., and died June 15, 1935 at the home in Jefferson Twp. She spent the early years of her life on the home farm located between Scotch Ridge and New Rochester, taking care of her invalid mother, who died in 1889. She and her father lived on the home farm till 1894 when he died. She owned and operated a farm near there until the spring of 1903 at which time she acquired the farm east of Albion and moved there. On Oct. 3, 1900 she married Keller Mills, who died May 26, 1912. After this she operated the farm until 1927, when her stepdaughter, Sylvia Mills Bortner and husband, Dewey, moved there and have since resided with her. After moving to Albion she united with the Presbyterian Church here. Funeral from the home Monday. Burial, Scotch Ridge, O. + 6-?-1935
Mills Mary J was the daughter of Thomas A. and Jane Anderson. She was one of eight children and was born July 22, 1853 in Beaver County, Pa. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Gappinger, Dec. 19, 1927, aged 74 years, 4 months and 27 days. She married Frank G. Mills June 15, 1875. They had 4 children: Mrs. Albert Gappinger and Mrs. Frank Harmon Slessman of Albion, Mrs. Frank Skinner of Kendallville, and Frankie L., who died in infancy. Besides the three daughters, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sarah A. McCoy, and two grandchildren. Private services at the Gappinger Home Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. * 12-?-1927 + 12-?-1927
Mills Nancy Y, 47, died Sept. 5, 2010 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1963 in Columbia City to Sherman and Clara (Miller) Robinson. She amrried Scott A. Mills on April 17, 1998. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Mark (Ashley) Borders of Kimmell, Josh Borders of Big Turkey Lake, and Andy (Abbey) Borders of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Newman, Jordan and Jaida Borders; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Walter and Cindy Robinson of Churubusco, and Sherman Robinson Jr. of Fremont; a sister, Vicky Bortner of Elkhart. Funeral Sept. 9 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Cremation will take place after the services. ^ 9-8-2010
Mills Norman J, 74, died Saturday at his Ligonier home. He was born Jan. 11, 1923 in Marytown, W.Va., to John and Alafaire (Spears) Mills. He received a Bronze Star in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was married on May 6, 1947 to Virginia Russell in Welch, W.Va. A former coal miner, he was employed by Essex Wire and retired from Monsanto Corp. in 1981. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243. Surviving are his wife; a son, Bill of Columbia City; 3 daughters, Norma Firestone of Lake Kiowa, Texas, Linda Trenshaw of Goshen and Ella Scott Jacobs of Cromwell; 2 brothers, Elmer of Alexander, Va., and Coburn of Lebanon, Va.; and 2 sisters, June Waters of Ligonier and Ann Lewis of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Four brothers, 2 sisters and one grandson preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-22-1997
Mills Polly, 70, died Tuesday in Extenda-Care, Kendallville. She was born November 30, 1927 in Knott County, Ky. to Andy and Eliza Jane (Conley) Coburn. She married Otis G. Mills on April 20, 1959 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Bonnie Conley of Corunna; 3 stepdaughters; 2 brothers, Clester Coburn of Corunna and Chester Coburn of LaGrange; one sister, Martha Sells of Lisbon; 2 grandsons, John and Bryan Conley; one great-grandson, Tyler Conley. Three brothers, Bee, Rell and Mickel Coburn, and one sister, Mae Fitch, preceded her in death. Services Friday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Sedan Cemetery. + 6-16-1998
Mills Susan (Keesberry), 84, native of Ohio, pioneer resident of Steuben County, and a resident of this city the past 13 years, died this morning at the home of her son, Harley B. Mills, Kimball St. She was born Oct. 8, 1849 in Seneca County, Ohio. When a child she moved with her parents to Steuben County near Hamilton. In 1866 she married Henry Mills. She made her home in Steuben County until coming here 13 years ago to reside with her son. Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter, Harley B., this city, George Mills, and Mrs. Clara Wood of Salem Center. Private funeral Thursday from L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. ^ 8-7-1934
Mills Wesley Thomas, 77, of rural Avilla, died Sept. 1, 2010 at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. He was born Nov. 27, 1932 in Harlan to Kenneth and Ruth (Ward) Mills and was a 1951 graduate of Leo High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Magnavox in Oct. 1993 after 28 years of service as an electonic technician. Surviving are 2 daughters, Jennifer Mills of Avilla, and Susan and Nathaniel Earl of Auburn; 2 grandsons, Quinton Mills and Nathaniel Earl IV; a brother, Russell Mills of Anderson and Marjorie Carmean of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Baker) in 1998. Services Sept. 8 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery with military graveside service by Avilla American Legion Post 240. ^ 9-5-2010
Mills Wilmer W, 79, died June 16, 1995 at his Cree Lake residence. He was born in Detroit, Mich. on May 1, 1916 to Harvey and Della (Johnson) Mills. On November 5, 1938 he married Berniece L. Schoeff. They owned and operated Hi-Way Grocery at Creek Lake 1943-1982. He ws a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge, Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Herbert of Huntington; a daughter, Joyce Hart of Avilla; 2 brothers, Raymond of Berne and Richard of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Brushy Chapel Cemetery. + 6-16-1995
Millus Robert A, 51, of Wolcottville died Jan. 22, 2013, in his residence.  He worked in the RV industry. He was born March 24, 1961, in Gary to Phillip and Valerie (Kiefer) Millus. Surviving are his parents; his wife, Mary (Lautzenhiser) Leary Millus of Wolcottville; 3 sons, Ryan A. Millus of Fremont, Rance A. Millus of Fremont and Race A. Millus of Wolcottville; 2 sisters, Laura (Mark) Miller of Carmel and Rhonda (David) Grant of Rapid City, S.D.; and 2 brothers, Phillip R. (Judith) Millus of Kendallville and Jason (Abby) Millus of Mongo. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gaspar Catholic Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 1-25-2013
Milnar Andrew, 72, died Jan. 16 at his home 4 1/2 miles northwest of Cromwell. He was a native of Austria and a former resident of Bridgeport, Conn., coming to this area about 15 years ago. Surviving are the wife, Anna, and a son, Andrew M., Kendallville. Funeral today. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1951
Milnar Anna Elizabeth, about 82, died Sept. 7, 1951 of complications at the home of her son, Andrew, 416 Diamond St., Kendallville. She was born in Austria and came to the United States when quite young. She lived in the east until 1931, when she moved to Noble County with her husband, who died about a year ago. Funeral Monday at St. Patrick’s Church in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1951
Milnar Edith Patricia, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Milnar, Kendallville, died Saturday at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, of burns received in a gas explosion shortly before noon at a private lake one mile east of Kimmell. Survivors are the parents, a sister, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer, Kimmell, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Andrew Milnar south of Ligonier. Services Tuesday in the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-5-1951 + 6-?-1951
Milnar Edith S, 74, of Kendallville, died Monday in University Memorial Hospital in Tamarack, Fla., where she and her husband had been spending the winter. Born May 22, 1905, she was the daughter of William and Edith (Pineless) Spencer. On June 16, 1927 she married Andrew M. Milnar. She had lived in Kendallville the past 47 years, coming from N.J. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Alpha Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa, Eastern Star and Lakeland Council of Girl Scouts. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Nunn of Evansville; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia, in 1951; and a sister. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1980
Milner Clifford, 26, of Ligonier, a private in Co. E, 16th Infantry, was drowned Saturday when he fell off the sea wall at Fort Jay, Governor’s Island, N.Y. He was off-duty at the time. His body has not been recovered. A graduate of Ligonier High School, he was the son of postmaster and Mrs. W. S. Milner of this place. + 6-?-1929
Milner Edgar L, about 60, (b. 2-2-1895) a native of Cosperville, who had been in the garage and service station business in Wawaka for about 20 years, died Oct. 9, 1955, at his home following a heart attack. His wife, Treada, died in 1953; and his only immediate survivor is his father, James at Fort Wayne. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1955
Milner Treada A, about 53, (b. 12-20-1899) a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died at her home July 24, 1953. She is survived by her husband, Edgar; her mother, Mrs. Ida J. Magnuson of Wawaka; two brothers, Theodore Magnuson of Auburn, and Harold Magnuson of Garrett; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Claude Boyd and Mrs. Warren Zimmerman of Gary, and Mrs. Earl Roe of South Bend. Services at Wawaka Methodist Church July 27. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1953
Milner William S, 71, former Ligonier postmaster, died last Thursday at the Hines Hospital, Hines, Ill. Funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Ligonier Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. He was a Ligonier resident and served in the postal department 30 years. He was the first rural mail carrier in the Ligonier area. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Scottish Rite, Masons and a Spanish-American War veteran. Surviving are the wife, Faye; two daughters, Mrs. Avery Hoopengarner of Chicago, and Mrs. Milton Loeser of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Inez Hite of Ligonier,; and one brother, James of Fort Wayne. + 5-?-1946
Milnor Catherine, 80, former chairman of the board of Newnam Foundry, Kendallville, died in Naples, Fla. Thursday. She was born Dec. 2, 1907 in Kendallville, the daughter of Nicholas C. and Clara (Reed) Newnam. On Jan. 21, 1935, she married J. Clifford Milnor. He was a well-known Fort Wayne newspaper columnist who died in 1984. She was a teacher at Kendallville High School 1932-35. She was a member of the DAR, the American Association of University Women, Delta Gamma sorority, Fort Wayne Women’s Club, a member of the board of directors of the Fort Wayne Historical Society. In 1973 she was named to Who’s Who of American Women. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne and the United Church of Marco Island, Fla. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martha Richter of Lake Forest, Ill.; a son, John Newnam Milnor of San Antonio, Texas; and 6 grandchildren. Graveside services Sept. 10 at Lake View Cemetery. + 8-25-1988
Milnor George E, about 85, a retired railway mail clerk and the first graduate of Rome City High School in 1902, died Aug. 28, 1959 in Fairfield Convalescent Home in Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 15, 1873 and was reared in Rome City. He attended Tri-State College at Angola before teaching in the Noble County School for ten years. He was a lifelong member and an active worker in the Methodist Church at Rome City and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Emma, which whom he celebrated the 63rd wedding anniversary last April 18; two daughters, Mrs. Jay A. Shideler and Mrs. Charles E. Eberhart of Huntington; one son, Clifford, Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral Sunday in Rome City Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1959
Milnor J Clifford, 76, of Naples, Fla., died Saturday in Naples Community Hospital, Naples, from a heart attack. Born July 12, 1908 in Rome City, he was the son of George and Emma (Reinoehl) Milnor. On Jan. 21, 1935 in Kendallville, he married Catherine "Katie" Newnam. A well-known columnist for the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette 1933-1978, he moved to Fla. following his retirement and at Naples since 1982. He was a graduate of Indiana University and member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne, a charter member of the Fort Wayne Press Club and was recipient of their Newspaper Man of the Year Award, member of the Quest Club, the Visiting Nurses League, Rotary Club, Navy League, Indiana Society of Chicago, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Delta Chi, Civil War Round Table and the Society of Professional Journalists. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Martha Richter of Lake Forrest, Ill.; a son John of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Roma Shideler, North Manchester; a niece, Mary Sell of Huntington; a nephew, Thomas Shideler of Yorba, Calif.; and 6 grandchildren. Services Aug. 5 at Plymouth Congregational Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-21-1984
Milnor John Newnam, 68, of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 23, 2005 while vacationing in Fla. He had been president of Newnam Foundry in Kendallville. He was born in Fort Wayne where he graduated from South Side High School. He attended Indiana University and Bowling Green University and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Cora; children, Nicholas, Sarah and Daniel; a sister, Martha Richter of Lake Forest, Ill.; and a grandson, Kody. Memorial service at the Milnor home Sunday. ^ 1-28-2005
Milnor Janet L (Beattie) was born in Aberdeenshire, Iuch Paris, Scotland, Apr. 18, 1836; emigrated to this country with her parents at the age of one year, locating in Richland County, Ohio. When she was ten years of age her parents died, after which she went to live in the family of George Harvey and became his adopted daughter. Six years later she came with the Harvey family to Jefferson Twp. She was married April 6, 1871 to William Milnor and has since resided in Rome City. A son and a daughter were born to her. The daughter preceded her in death several years ago. The son remains. She died Jan. 3, 1896 from heart disease and was aged 59 years, 8 months and 16 days. In her early years she became a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Albion. + 1-3-1896 ^ 1-17-1896
Milnor Mary L, daughter of William and Janet Milnor, was born in Rome City Feb. 14, 1875 and died Jan. 16, aged 6 years, 11 months and 2 days. Funeral in the M. E. Church on Jan. 18. ^ 1-23-1885
Milnor W Wilbur, 38, died Saturday at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, where he recently underwent an operation. He was a post office inspector stationed in the southwest, had formerly resided in Rome City, and was a veteran of the World War. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Milnor of Rome City; a brother, J. Clifford of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Mrs. J. Shideler and Mrs. Charles Eberhart of Huntington. Funeral Wednesday at the home of his parents of Rome City. + 1-?-1935
Miloff Agnes, 84, was found dead in her home at 239 S. Main St., Avilla, Tuesday, where she died from an apparent heart seizure. Neighbors reported seeing her last sometime Friday. Services were held Friday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary with burial taking place in the Avilla Cemetery. The daughter of George and Naomi Mary Sauer, she was born April 10, 1887, in Farmington, Iowa. Her husband, to whom she was married in Wyandotte, Mich., in 1922, preceded her in death in 1957. Surviving are a son, Elwood Moreland of Trenton, Mich.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Floss Knisely. ~ 8-5-1971 + 7-?-1971
Miloff George, 79, a retired carpenter who came here seven years ago from Wyandotte, Mich., died Monday in his home. He was a native of Bulgaria and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Agnes; and a stepson, Elwood Moreland, Grand Rapids, Mich. Services at Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 6-6-1957
Minar June L, 94, of Rome City, died March 26, 2009 in Northridge Village Nursing Home, Albion. She was a 1932 graduate of Kendallville High School and had worked at Swartzlander's Jewelry Store in Kendallville. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church, Noble County Extension Homemakers, VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary, American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary and Orange Chapter 232 of OES. She was born June 20, 1914 in Kendallville to Francis and Nettie (Balliet) Cramer. On Aug. 17, 1939 in Plato she married Stanley Minar. He died July 4, 1990. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Anna Minar of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Gaynelle and Ken Crews of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a grandson, Nicholas Minar; and a sister, Florede Baughman of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Waldo Cramer in 1974 and Hugh Cramer in 1980. Funeral Tuesday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-28-2009
Minar Stanley B "Bud", 72, of Route 2, Rome City, died Wednesday in Kendallville Manor. He had been in failing health the past 1 1/2 years. Born in Kendallville April 26, 1918, he was the son of Willis and Eva Josephine (Witt) Minar. On August 17, 1939 in Plato, he married June L. Cramer, who survives. Nearly a lifetime Rome City area resident, he was an inspector for Fruehoff Trailer Co. in Fort Wayne. He was a Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post 381 in Rome City and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1249 in Kendallville. Also surviving are a daughter, Gaynell Crews of San Diego, Calif.; and a son, Paul of Kendallville. Services Saturday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-5-1990
Minard Bertha, 89, widow of George Minard, for many years watchman for the B&O Orange St. railroad crossing in Albion, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Burns on E. Hazel St. She was of German birth. Surviving are the daughter; four sons, William of Toledo, Fred of Goshen, George of Wabash, and Frank of Fort Wayne. Funeral at U. B. Church Thursday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 2-?-1942
Minard Frederick Martin, 58, manager of the American Security Co. at Goshen and former Albion resident, was killed May 17, 1945 when his car was struck by a NYC passenger train at a crossing four miles southeast of Goshen. Surviving are the wife, Della; two sons, Sgt. Max, Camp Atterbury, and Sgt. Don with the Ninth Army in Germany; four daughters, Mrs. Everett Stouder, Nappanee, Mrs. Howard Snoke, South Bend, and Mrs. Virgil Stuckman and Mrs. Leslie Field; two brothers, William, Toledo, Ohio, and George of Columbia City; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Burns of Albion. Funeral Sunday at Albion United Brethren Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1945
Minard George William was born in Amrom, Germany July 15, 1849. His young manhood was spent there, and when about 25 years of age he came with an uncle to America, settling in Fort Clinton, Ohio, where he engaged in his trade, that of a shoemaker. In 1877 he was married to Bertha Shankel, and their first home was in Beardstown, O., later moving to North Baltimore and in 1900 moved to Albion where he was engaged as a railroad flagman. This position he held until 9 years ago when he was retired on pension, having been with the B&O RR 42 ½ years. He and Mrs. Minard had 6 children, one died as an infant; those surviving are William and Mrs. Thomas Burns of Albion, Fred of Nappanee, George of Wabash, Frank of Auburn.; 8 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the United Brethren Church, Albion Mason Lodge No. 97. He died July 19, 1932, being 83 years and 4 days of age. Funeral at the U. B. Church Friday. Burial at Albion. + 7-?-1932
Minard William C, 76, (b. 10-2-1881) died Nov. 28, 1957 at McCray Hospital. He had made his home here for the past 10 years. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Tom Burns of Albion, and a brother, George of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1957
Minch John S, 80, of Howe, was found dead in bed March 9, 1944, at the home of his daughter. + 3-19-1944
Miner William Henry, resident of Whitley County, died at his residence a half-mile north of Wynkoop in West Columbia Twp Tuesday. He had been in declining health for some time and the sudden death of his wife on Sept. 23, 1926 was a terrible blow from which he did not recover. Neighbors called at the Miner home Tuesday and Mr. Miner told her that he had taken two teaspoons full of arsenic and warned them they would find out soon the effects of the poison. He said he had gotten the poison to kill rats when he was on the county farm. The neighbors thought he was joking. Apparently he was not, as he died later in the afternoon. He and his family were formerly residents of Albion while he was employed by J. G. B. Atwood in the lumber business. A son, Jack was drowned in Little Lake west of town while skating. + 1927
Minich Laverne C, 60, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, he had lived in New Haven since 1954. A WW II Army veteran, he retired in 1984 after 37 years with ATL Truck Lines as a dock worker. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou; two daughters, Nancy Wagner of Kendallville, and Sherril K. Pinnington of Auburn; a son, Stephan F. of Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert C. of Fort Wayne; and 7 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 1-2-1988
Minich Mary Ann, 78, widow of Andrew Minich, died Dec. 5 in the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Among the survivors is one son, Norman, Rome City; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and two sisters. Mr. Minich at one time was a teacher in the Avilla School. Services December 7 in LaPorte ~ 12-12-1968 + 12-5-1968
Minichillo Mervyn J, 65, died Friday in the emergency room of Elkhart Hospital. She was born Mervyn J. Conley on October 17, 1928 in Rome City. On March 11, 1949 in Muncie she married Nicholas Minichillo. A graduate of Rome City High School, she attended Ball State University. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and Women of the Moose. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Kathryn Morgan, Lynn Hileman and Lora Minichillo of Chicago; a son, Mark of Elkhart; a sister, Phyllis Buttermore of Auburn; a brother, Richard Conley of LaGrange and 3 grandchildren. A brother, Robert Conley, preceded her in death. Funeral today in St. Vincent dePaul Church. Burial, St. Vincent Cemetery. + 9-9-1994
Minick Anna S, 78, died Nov. 19 in Sacred Heart Home. She was born Nov. 2, 1917 in Fort Wayne to Andrew and Anna Grzybaski. She married John Zuber who preceded her in death. On April 24, 1965 she married Norbert J. Minick. She had lived in Fort Wayne 24 years, moving to Fremont in 1982. She had been a clerk at A&P and a eucharistic minister for her church. Surviving are her husband; 3 stepsons, Dennis Minick of Brevard, N.C., Terrance and Tom Minick of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Clare Jean Williams of Plainfield, N.J.; 3 grandsons. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Zuber; a brother and 2 sisters. Funeral at Sacred Heart Home Wednesday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 11-23-1995
Minick E Jeanne, 83, of Churubusco, died May 28, 2005 at her home. She was the widow of physician Linus J. Minick, who had a medical practice in Churubusco for more than 40 years. She was a 1940 graduate of Garrett High School; attended St. Mary's College in South Bend; and received a library science degree from Indiana-Purdue University. She served as librarian at Churubusco Public Library. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco. She was born April 15, 1922 in DeKalb County to Kenneth and Helen (Loffi) Creviston. On Aug. 30, 1947 in Garrett she married Linus J. Minick. He died Nov. 3, 1995. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Beth Minick of Indianapolis and Marsha Minick of Libertyville, Ill.; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Michael Minick of Lewiston, Idaho, and Mark and Penny Minick of Van Wert, Ohio; and 8 grandchildren, James and Brandon Bourke, Matt, Megan, Maxx, Joe, Elsie and Noah Minick. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Matthew, on March 1, 1957. Services Wednesday at St. John Bosco Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 5-31-2005
Minick Joseph R, 66, R. 2, Monroeville, died October 5 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel and its Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, Louise; a son, Joseph; and two daughters, Carol S. Minick and Barbara Cooley, Monroeville, a brother, Andrew H. of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Esther Everhart of Hoagland and Sister Mary Cecilia, St. Mary’s Church, Avilla. Services October 8 in Mungovan & Sons Chapel, Hessen Cassel, Fort Wayne. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 10-14-1982
Minick Linus J, 74, died Nov. 3 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born July 3, 1921 in Pierceton to Clarence and Anna (Hinen) Minick. On Aug. 30, 1947 in Garrett he married Jeanne Creviston. He was a family practice physician in Churubusco from 1952 to 1993. He served in the U. S. Army during WW II and was a member of Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157. He was a 1950 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University Medical School. He was a member of St. John Bosco Church, Churubusco, a former member of the Churubusco Rotary Club and of the Churubusco State Bank board of directors. He served as president of St. Joseph Medical Center staff in 1980. He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Dr. Michael of Lewiston, Idaho, and Mark of Van Wert, Ohio; 2 daughters, Mrs. Chris (Mary Beth) Bourke of Indianapolis, and Marsha of Mundelein, Ind.; one brother, Eugene of Fountain Valley, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Norman (Geraldine) Shidler of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Ronald (Charlotte) Fisher of New Haven; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph, and a son, Matthew who died in 1956. Services in St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 11-9-1995
Minier Albert S, about 80, a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died Nov. 13, 1963 in the Kondas Nursing Home. A native son of Noble County, he was born Oct. 23, 1883, and was married in 1916 to Mabel Waldron. He was a retired employee of Shultz Trailer Co. Surviving are the widow; four sons, Maurice of Middlebury, Richard of Goshen, and Mar?? and Theron of Wawaka; and (end of clipping) 11-3-1963
Minier Barbara A, 75, died Sunday at Hamilton Grove Retirement Community in New Carlisle. She was born in Mishawaka December 25, 1922 to Herbert and Ides (Renner) Paulus. A 1940 Ligonier High School graduate, she served in the U. S. Army during WW II. She retired in 1988 from the Elkhart Police Dept. and was a member of Elkhart First Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother; a son, Robert of Elkhart and 2 grandchildren; Timothy and Marc Minier. A sister, Norva Baker, preceded her in death. Graveside services Tuesday in Salem Cemetery. + 5-10-1998
Minier Charles, 57, state highway foreman of this community, died Monday from pneumonia at his home in Millersburg. Funeral was held from Cosperville Church Wednesday. Burial, church cemetery. He was a native of Rome City. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Robert, Ned and Everett, Millersburg; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Flotow, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Eva Phillips of Bristol, and Pearl at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. John Dukes, Wawaka; two brothers, George, Fort Wayne, and Albert, Topeka; two sisters, Mrs. John Stiffner and Mrs. Wesley Waldron, Wawaka. + 4-?-1935
Minier Clifford M, 47, Fort Wayne, died July 22 in LaGrange Hospital. He was born Jun 21, 1942 in Fort Wayne, the son of Robert Minier of LaOtto and the late Frona (Coil) Minier who died in 1986. He was a teacher in Fort Wayne Community Schools and had lived in Fort Wayne the last 25 years. Surviving are his father; a daughter, Kristina of Auburn; two brothers, Stanley of Brea, Calif., and Rick of Camden, Ind. Services today at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 7-25-1989 + 7-22-1989
Minier Frona L, 70, R. 1, LaOtto, died Friday at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She served as Noble County clerk for eight years, 1964-79. She was a member of several area organizations and attended the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. A lifelong resident of LaOtto, she was born there Oct. 3, 1915, the daughter of Jesse and Zelma (Zinn) Coil. She married Robert Minier Nov. 23, 1939 in LaOtto. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Clifford of Fort Wayne, Stanley of Brea, Calif., and Rich of Delphi; four grandchildren. Services Jan. 13 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 1-16-1986 + 1-9-1986
Minier Howard B, a longtime Fort Wayne labor leader, died April 30 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was president of the Central Labor Council of Allen County, AFL, CIO from 1960 to 1968 and was a former board member of many Allen County organizations. Surviving are his wife, Vivien A.; two sons, Robert of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Richard of Spring Arbor, Mich.; two daughters, Patricia Clancy and Susan Gongwer, Fort Wayne; a sister, Hazel McDouglass, Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert, LaOtto; and 22 grandchildren. Memorial services Monday in Klaehn’s Wayne St. Chapel, Fort Wayne. ~ 5-7-1987
Minier Mabel W, 87, R. 1, Wawaka, died Saturday at her home. Born July 29, 1894 in Topeka, she was the daughter of Wilson and Sadie (Buchanan) Waldron. She married Albert Minier, who died in 1963. She was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church and a retired employee of Kendallville Wheel Works. Survivors include four sons, Marion, Wawaka, Maurice, Elkhart, Varen, Ligonier, and Richard, Goshen; one half-brother, Ira Waldron, Plymouth; one half-sister, Ruth Beers, Niles, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery. + 1-9-1982
Minier Marion, 82, died November 8, 2000 at his Goshen residence. He was born March 23, 1918 in Noble County to Albert and Mabel (Carper) Minier. He worked in construction, then at International Harvester for 15 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Rome City American Legion. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven of Sevierville, Tenn., and Tony and Cindy of Hudson; one daughter, Karen Brita of Goshen; 2 brothers, Maurice of Elkhart and Richard of Goshen; 5 grandchildren and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Varen. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Cremation to follow. 11-9-2000
Minier Robert W, 83, died April 13, 1996 in Brethren Health Care Center in Flora. He was born March 10, 1913 in Fort Wayne to George and Myrtle (Astry) Minier. On Nov. 23, 1939 he married Frona Coil. She died Jan. 10, 1986. He moved to the LaOtto area in 1936. He had been employed by Wayne Pump for more than 30 years and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Audubon Society and was a lifetime bird watcher and bird lover. Surviving are 2 sons, Stanley of Brea, Calif., and Rick of Camden; 7 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A son, Clifford, preceded him in death. Funeral April 11 in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 4-25-1996
Minier Varen P "Mouse", 74, died Monday in Goshen General Hospital. He was born April 23, 1925 in Noble County to Albert and Mabel (Waldron) Minier. On March 28, 1976 in Ligonier he married Carol Christner. A lifetime Noble County resident, he had been a security guard for Bank Security Co. He was a veteran of WW II in the U.S. Army and had been a member of VFW and West Noble American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Mark of LaGrange, Varen Jr. of Va., and Terry L. of Churubusco; 4 daughters, Sandra White and Vickie Griffith of Syracuse, Yvette Woods of Va., and Aimee Minier of Ligonier; 3 brothers, Richard and Marion of Goshen and Maurice of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 7-12-1999
Minnich Joseph B, 77, died July 17 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, he retired in 1972 from Falstaff Brewing Corp. after 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Irene E.; one daughter, Betty Jording, Toledo, Ohio; five sons, Robert J., John P., Ralph P., Jerry R. and Joseph C., all of Fort Wayne; and another sister, Rose Sorg of Rome City. Services July 19 at Precious Blood parish. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 7-26-1984 + 7-27-1984
Minnick John J, 79, a former resident of Cromwell, died April 26, 1966 at the Wolf Lake Nursing home. He had farmed until his wife, Marion DeNill, died Feb. 19, 1963, when he sold his farm and resided at a Warsaw nursing home. He was previously married to Mary McCoy and resided in Fort Wayne until 1923. He was born in Indiana, a son of Herman and Mary (Reinger) Minnick, and lived for a short time in Fond du Lac, Wis., where he leaves two daughters, Agnes Oats and Odell Ollerman; two sons, Charles and Leroy also survive. Funeral mass Thursday at Albion Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1966
Minnick Marion, a Cromwell resident the past 15 years and formerly of Allen County, died in Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw. Surviving are her husband, John; two daughters, both residing in Wis.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Friday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1963
Mino Emma A, 69, formerly of 240 Angling Road, died at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville today. She was born June 16, 1919 in St. Joseph, Mich., the daughter of Edgar F. and Annis (Miller) May. On July 13, 1961 in Three Rivers, Mich., she married Rollin F. Mino, who died Dec. 2, 1973. She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church and FOE No. 985 of Kendallville. A brother, Robert F. May of Three Rivers, survives. Services at Beacon Baptist Church Thursday. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers. + 4-18-1989
Miranda Corde, Sister M, 80, Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, died Aug. 27, 2008 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born July 28, 1928 in Miami, Ariz. to Francisco Ladislao and Maria (Diaz) Miranda. She was a teacher, social worker and volunteer at Sacred Hart Home and missionary translator in Brazil. Surviving are 2 sisters, Carmen of Sun Valley, Calif., and Vera of Globe, Ariz. She was preceded in death by brothers, Raul and Miguel; and a sister, Maria Terry. Services Saturday at Provena Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. ^ 8-29-2008
Miser Edward N, 95, a former Garrett resident, died Sunday in the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. He was born December 19, 1886 in Waterloo, the son of Frank and Martha (Boley) Miser. He married Mae Showers in April 1904. She died June 22, 1950, and he later married Hazel Herrick, who died in 1980. He was employed from 1913 to 1951 by Standard Oil Company. He was a member of the Garrett United Methodist Church and the Garrett Masonic Lodge. Survivors include a son, Wesley (Bud) Miser of Albion; a daughter, Martha Kennedy of South Bend; three stepsons, Clayton Herrick, Fort Wayne, Russell Herrick, Fremont, and Lawrence Herrick of Sarasota, Florida; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, Frank and Charles Miser, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Garrett United Methodist Church. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. ~ 11-25-1982 + 11-21-1982
Miser Hazel (Anspaugh), 89, formerly of Garrett, died Monday in Amarillo, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B., July 7, 1958. Several cousins survive. Graveside services Thursday at Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1974
Miser Ima, 90, died Oct. 22, 1991 in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. Born in Danville July 3, 1901, she was the daughter of Charles and Essie (Newman) Bray. In Monrovia on April 9, 1927 she married Wesley H. Miser, who died February 16, 1990. A graduate of Earlham College, Richmond, she was a retired teacher. She and her husband owned and operated the Miser Funeral Home in Albion 1929-1969. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, OES of Albion and the last surviving member of Sew and So Club. Surviving are 2 sons, John of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Robert of Fairfax, Va.; and 7 grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-22-1991
Miser Mae was born April 26, 1886 and died June 22, 1950. Services at Methodist Church, Garrett, June 25. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 6-?-1950
Miser Martin A, 80, (b. 12-4-1869) resident of Waterloo, died at Souder’s Hospital Feb. 1, after having been struck by a NYC train in Waterloo on Tuesday. He was a former postmaster, retired as manager of the Waterloo Lumber Co., member of the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a son, Joe; 2 brothers; Edward N. of Garrett, and Walter B., Amarillo, Texas; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was an uncle of Wesley H. Miser of Albion. Services at E.U.B. Church Feb. 4. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 2-?-1950
Miser Samuel was born in Holmes County, Ohio Dec. 4, 1819; died Oct. 26, 1889. He was one of the old pioneers of DeKalb County who emigrated some 45 years ago. He was the father of 11 children, of whom 9 are living. Funeral at Oak Grove Church, Noble County, on the 20th. Burial, Fairfield Center. ^ 11-8-1889
Miser Walter B, 75, a native and former resident of Waterloo, died July 4, 1958 at his home in Amarillo, Texas. He was an electrical engineer and had moved to Texas a number of years ago. He was known to a number of Albionites, as he had visited here with his nephew, Wesley H. Miser and family. Surviving are the widow, the former Hazel Anspaugh of Garrett; a brother Edward H of Garrett. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1958
Mishler Isaac died at Goshen. John Whan and daughter left Tuesday to attend the funeral. ~ 6-2-1898
Mishler Mary G, 86, of Topeka, died Saturday in LaGrange County Hospital. She was born March 24, 1902 in Elkhart County, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Weaver) Sherck. On Nov. 4, 1922 in Shipshewana she married Leroy Mishler. A lifetime area resident, she was a housewife and member of Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Wendell (Rachel) Whitehead of Goshen, Mrs. Delbert (Carolyn) Freeman, Rancho Palos Verdez, Calif.; Margaret Tarman, New Paris, and Mrs. Ted (Phyllis) Miller of Middlebury; a son, Robert of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Lucille) Rupel, LaVerne, Calif., and Mrs. Lewis (Viola) Stark of Goshen; three brothers, Noble and Arthur Sherck of Goshen, and Junior of Middlebury; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services will be Tuesday in Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Graveside services Tuesday in Townline Cemetery near Shipshewana. + 10-15-1988
Misselhorn Adele, about 86, died Jan. 19, 1957 at her home in Kendallville. She was a historian and active in DAR, being a charter member of the Frances Dingman Chapter. She served as secretary of the First Methodist Church board of Kendallville. Surviving are the husband, Henry; two daughters, Mrs. Clinton S. Rimmel of Kendallville, and Miss Doris of Beloit, Wis.; two sons, Robert J., formerly an Albion businessman, but now of Big Lake, and Dr. Richard A. of Indianapolis; two grandsons and 3 great-grandsons. Funeral Tuesday at a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1957
Misselhorn Doris I, about 73, of Kendallville, died Aug. 27, 1969 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born July 17, 1896 in Kendallville, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Misselhorn. Surviving are 2 brothers, Robert former Albion resident, and Dr. Richard A. of Indianapolis. + 8-?-1969
Misselhorn Edwin William, 87, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Aug. 22, 2008 at his residence. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was employed more than 30 years with General Electric in Fort Wayne as a mechanical engineer. He graduated in 1939 from Kendallville High School and in 1943 from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He played on the Kendallville and Purdue basketball teams. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Lions Club in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on May 29, 1921 to Paul and Charlotte Misselhorn. He married his wife, Marjorie, on Aug. 19, 1943 in Kendallville. She died July 18, 2008. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jack Burns and Nancy and George Kasdorf; 2 grandsons, Matthew and Michael; 5 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Howard. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Adams. Services Monday at St. John Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-24-2008
Misselhorn Grace H, 85, a resident of Big Long Lake, rural Wolcottville, died Tuesday in Kenney Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born in Kendallville March 31, 1903, the daughter of William and Elisa (Haas) Franke. On Sept. 14, 1924 in Kendallville, she married Robert J. Misselhorn, who died Nov. 21, 1974. She assisted her husband in running the Albion Hardware, and at one time had worked for Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. in Kendallville. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are a son, Robert W., Big Long Lake; a sister, Florence Cookerly; 3 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. A brother, Harry, preceded her in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-16-1988
Misselhorn Henry Gerhard, 85, of Kendallville, died May 4, 1958 in the home of his son, Robert J. at Big Long Lake where he had been making his home since Jan. 1957 following the death of his wife. Surviving are two sons, Robert, and Dr. Richard of Indianapolis; two daughters, Doris of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Clinton S. Rimmel of Kendallville; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dora Bechberger and Mrs. Minnie Pfaffman of Kendallville; and a brother, P. Arthur of Kendallville He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1958
Misselhorn Howard J, 93, of Ayer, Mass., died October 24, 2011.  He was born on Feb. 24, 1918, in Kendallville, the son of P. Arthur and Charlotte (Auman) Misselhorn.  He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1936 and Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering.  He was employed by General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Mass. and also worked at G.E. plants in Schenectady, N.Y., and Fitchburg, Mass., before retiring after 43 years.  He was a member of several churches.  He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen (Heidel) Misselhorn; 2 daughters, Barbara (Bruce) Wyman; and  Karen (Bradford) Sherwin of Ayer.  He was predeceased by his son, James Misselhorn; his brother, Edwin Misselhorn;  and his sister, Pauline (Misselhorn) Adams.  Memorial service Nov. 7 at the Union Congregational Church, Groton, Mass. ^ 11-3-2011
Misselhorn Marjorie June, 86, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died June 18, 2008 at her home. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville on Dec. 27, 1921 to Harry and Esther (Klinkenberg) Ziebell. She married Edwin W. Misselhorn on Aug. 19, 1943 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jack Burns of Grabill and Nancy and George Kasdorf of Ann Arbor; 2 grandsons, Matthew and Michael Burns; and 5 great-grandchildren, Branden, Bailey, Kedley, Khloe and Taite. Memorial service Monday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-19-2008
Misselhorn Robert J, 72, R. 1, Hudson, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1902 in Kendallville to Henry and Adele (Knight) Misselhorn. He married Grace H. Franke Sept. 14, 1924 in Kendallville. He was a Kendallville resident until 1947 when he moved to Albion. In 1953 he moved to Big Long Lake. He was a 27-year employee of McCray Refrigeration Co., a member of Albion F&AM Lodge 94, Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, and Garrett Chapter 129, R.A.M. Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert W., Ann Arbor, Mich.; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1974
Misselhorn Robert W, 66, died Monday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He was born in Kendallville April 28, 1930 to Robert J. and Grace (Franke) Misselhorn. He had been the LaGrange County probation officer; had published lake directories for northern Indiana; owned World Wide Movers in Ypsilanti, Mich.; was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; and was a member of American Legion Post 381, Rome City; F&AM 13, Scottish Rite of Detroit and Moslem Temple Shrine in Detroit. Surviving are 2 daughters, Judith McNiece of Fort Wayne and Patricia Gaiski of Angola; a son, Charles of Ann Arbor, Mich.; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and an aunt, Florence Cookerly of Kendallville. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-10-1997
Misselhorn Wilhelmine, 85, native of Germany, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Bechberger in Kendallville Tuesday from pneumonia. Surviving are three sons and two daughters, Henry and Arthur, Mrs. William Bechberger, and Mrs. Walter Pfaffman, Kendallville, Charles, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Dorette Liedel, Heidelberg, Germany; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday from the Kendallville Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Mitchell Ann E, 66, died Oct. 29, 2011, at Parkview Hospital. She was born at McCray Hospital Jan. 31, 1945, the daughter of Frank and Florence Mitchell.  Her father died in 1954 and her mother died in 2001. She is survived by her brother, James Mitchell. Funeral Nov. 11 at Brazzell Funeral Home.  Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 11-9-2011
Mitchell Carmel J, of Ligonier, died April 19, 2009 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was born May 9, 1930 in Floyd County, Ky., to Andy and Lillie (Osborne) Caudill. She married Claude Mitchell on May 5, 1947. She retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier in 1985 and was a member of Full House Gospel Lighthouse in Kimmell. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Nila Mitchell of Ligonier; 2 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Ethel Gans of Wolf Lake. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ishal Caudill; and 2 sisters, Elsie Newsome and Armel Hamilton. Funeral April 22 at Full Gospel Lighthouse. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 4-21-2009
Mitchell Florence L, 94, of Avilla, died March 18, 2001 at her residence. She was born November 20, 1906 in Lisbon, the daughter of George W. and Harriet (Ihrie) Boszor. She married Frank Mitchell in Kendallville. He died in 1954. She was a homemaker, a foster parent, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla and a lifetime Avilla resident. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Elizabeth, and a son, James Franklin, both of Avilla. Four sisters, Inez Davidson, Alice and Helen Boszor, and Hilda Schenher; and 6 brothers, Clifford, Elmer, Howard, Lawrence, Earl and Robert Boszor, preceded her in death. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-22-2001
Mitchell Grover H, 65, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Yukon, W.Va. May 27, 1927 to Andrew J. and Virginia (Blankenship) Mitchell. On July 2, 1954 in Lebanon, W.Va., he married Ella D. Goodman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police and had worked 20 years in coal mines and as a maintenance foreman at Lane Foundry 18 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge F&AM 276 and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a son, Pete of Windsor, Ohio; 4 sisters, Joyce Crider of Detroit, Isabelle Rife of Jolo, W.Va., Sandy Puckett of Bluefield, Va., and Frances Gillespie of Dayton, Ohio; and 2 brothers, W. E. of Dayton and Jefferson of Solon, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debrah; 3 brothers and one sister. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-14-1993
Mitchell Harry M, 58, of Garrett, was born Aug. 15, 1914 in Auburn to George and Emma Mitchell. He married Pauline M. Lung, who survives, July 23, 1938. He was an engineer for the B & O Railroad and was working at the time of his death. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Moose and Eagles Lodge. Services will be Friday in McKee Funeral Home. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fred Demske, Avilla; one son, Kenneth, Auburn; a sister, Mrs. Ella McDonald, R. 3, Auburn, and a brother Charles of Auburn; and three grandchildren. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 6-7-1973 + 6-?-1973
Mitchell Jacob, 11, died Jan. 27 in a car-train accident near Auburn. (See Linda L. Stephens.) He was born in Kendallville July 7, 1974, the son of John D. and Janice (Shaffer) Mitchell. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Jeff, at home; grandparents, Gladys Mitchell, Garrett, Paul and Betty Shaffer, Kendallville; and a great-grandmother, Bessie Eckland of Santa Ana, Calif. Services Jan. 30 in Bible Baptist Church, Auburn. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-6-1986 + 1-27-1986
Mitchell James B, 64, R. 1, LaOtto, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following an apparent heart attack while working at Barkey Machine & Tool in Avilla. He was born Sept. 23, 1921 in Armuthwaite, Tenn., the son of Judson and Ova (Kimbrell) Mitchell. He married Wanda Sheldon on Nov. 21, 1970. He was a WW II Marine veteran and had lived at R. 1, LaOtto since 1972. He was a member of the New Light Gospel Band and the Central Indiana Bluegrass Association. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Lela (Keith) Edge of Pensacola, Fla., Betty Jo Wimsatt of Indianapolis, and April at home; three sons, William James of Fort Wayne, Daryl of LaOtto, and Jimmie at home; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Reva) Gordon of Jamestown, Tenn.; a brother, Willard, of Jamestown; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Friday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Services and burial will be made in Jamestown. ~ 5-8-1986 + 4-28-1986
Mitchell John was stricken with pneumonia while touring Europe with his wife and died within a few days. He was a Kendallville pioneer, born in Root, Montgomery County, New York, June 2, 1830 and with his parents came to Kendallville when he was but 6 years of age. Clipping cut in such a manner that sections are missing. + 5-?-1909 His father was William Mitchell who may be said to have been the father of Kendallville. When he came to his new home in the forests of Noble County his family consisted of his wife and 2 sons, John and Charles Stewart Mitchell, the last named of whom died here Sept. 2, 1866. His father, William Mitchell, was the first postmaster of Kendallville. He died in Macon, Ga. while on a business trip on Sept. 11, 1865, aged 58. William’s wife died at her home in this city Feb. 18, 1864. John Mitchell succeeded his father as president of the First National Bank of Kendallville, retiring on May 1, 1894. He was a member of the school board. In 1867 he donated 25 acres of land for burial purposes, which was platted under the name of Lakeview Cemetery. He was a member of the Masonic Bodies of this city and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He married Sophronia J. Weston, daughter of John Weston, on Jan. 7, 1857. They had three children, Lydia Agnes, Mrs. Perry D. Creager, Kate Rice, now Mrs. Archy Campbell, and William. Mrs. Mitchell died Nov. 25, 1901. Mrs. Creager died Dec. 15, 1895, leaving 3 children, Dorothy, Margaret and Catherine. William became an Episcopal clergyman. He died last fall. On Nov. 30, 1902 John married Louise Bluhm, who survives him. > No date ^ 4-29-1909
Mitchell John Alexander was born at Charlestown, Montgomery County, New York Nov. 22, 1819 and was one of a family of 12 children, 4 of whom survive, Mrs. John Knox of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Edward H. Winans of Adrian, Miss Sophia H., this place, and Charles T. of Hillsdale. His ancestry on his father’s side was Scotch and on his mother’s Holland Dutch. He was educated at Union College, graduating in 1844. He was admitted to the bar and soon after was district attorney. The first death in the family was that of his oldest brother in 1834 at 54 years of age. That seemed to make it necessary for him to go back to the old homestead and he remained there for the greater part of the time till he went to Kendallville in 1865. ^ 10-31-1890
Mitchell Joseph F, 87, died July 15 at Sacred Heart Home. He was a retired electrical contractor. He was born Feb. 19, 1894 in Basic City, Va. His wife, Mandy May (Miser) died in 1975. There are no known survivors. Graveside services Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. ~ 7-23-1981 + 7-?-1981
Mitchell Marjorie A, 82, of Wawaka, died May 18, 2012 in her residence. She was born May 16, 1930, in Noble County to Cecil C. and Bessie A. (Perkins) Miller. Surviving are her husband, Emmett Mitchell of Wawaka; 2 daughters, Diana (Oscar) Storms of Rome City and Lora (Jerry) Miller of Millersburg; 2 sons, Scott (Ginger) Faulkner of Goshen and Brett (Homerette) Faulkner of Syracuse; 2 stepdaughters; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Judy (Larry) Harter of Gas City and Jane (Harold) Shibler of Fremont; and 4 brothers, Gene (Barb) Miller of Kendallville, David Miller of Avilla, Paul (Peggy) Miller of Waterloo, and Tom Miller of Gas City. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Terry Faulkner and Jeff Faulkner; a sister, Ann Miller; and 3 brothers, Russell, Joe and Wayne Miller. Funeral Monday in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville.  Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ^ 5-19-2012
Mitchell Nancy Cora, 57, died Friday at her Churubusco residence. Surviving are a son, Daryl of LaOtto: her stepmother, Olive McGunegill of rural Muncie; 3 sisters, Donna Fugate of Bonita Springs, Fla., Sue Schiefelbein of Columbia City and Rosella Snider of New Castle; 2 brothers, Max McGunegill of Madison and Pat McGunegill of Parker City; and a grandson. Memorial services today in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1990
Mitchell Ovie L, 70, of Kendallville, died Nov. 5, 2010 at his residence. He was born in War, W.Va., on May 26, 1940 to Byrd and Mary (Rose) Mitchell. He was a retired Newnam Foundry worker. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jerry Mitchell of Garrett; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Terry Pence of Albion and Rhonda and Brad Beazell of Avilla; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Stewart and Louvena Mitchell of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Michelle; his brothers, Howard, Buster, Dan, Roy and Sonny Mitchell; and his sisters, Madeline Handshoe, Isabelle Woody, Helen Hicks and Omie Blakely. Services Wdensday at Rome City Revival Center. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 11-7-2010
Mitchell Pauline Martha, 92, died July 27, 2007 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She worked for 52 years at Garrett Hardware before retiring in 1994 at age 80. She was a member of the Garrett United Methodist Church, Garrett Parks Board and Psi Iota Xi Sorority. On December 28, 1914 in Butler Center she was born to Frank A. and Myrtle V. (Mowry) Lung. She married Harry M. Mitchell on July 23, 1937 in Butler Center. He preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Fred Demske of Kendallville; a daughter-in-law, Jane Mitchell of Fort Wayne; 2 grandsons, Mark Demske of Huntertown and Jason Mitchell of Auburn; a granddaughter, Lynette Gerard of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Noel Muhn of Erwin, Tenn. A son, Kenneth, and a brother, Lester Lung, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 7-30-2007
Mitchell Raymond "Ray", 79, of Avilla, died Oct. 28 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. His funeral was the first one in the new Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. He was born March 19, 1920 in Nichols, Ky. to Lacy and Maudie (Stanfield) Mitchell. On Nov. 17, 1946 in Kendallville he married Ruthann McCormick. She died Dec. 12, 1989. He was employed by Hauff Coal Co., was a woodworker and carpenter and owned Ray Mitchell Siding. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Cathy DeMatteo of Grove City, Ohio, Chris Buchanan of Kimmell, and Jane Aplin of Toledo, Ohio; a son, Bill of Muncie; 8 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 11-4-1999
Mitchell Ruthann, 61, Avilla, died December 12 at McCray Hospital. She was born December 14, 1927 in Auburn, the daughter of Frank and Dorothy (Bennett) McCormick. She married Ray Mitchell November 17, 1946 in Kendallville. The teacher of ABC Nursery School, she lived in Avilla since 1973, coming from Lisbon. She was a member of BPW and Calvary United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Cathy DeMatteo, Columbus, Ohio, Chris Buchanan, Kimmell, and Jane Aplin, Toledo, Ohio; one son, Bill of Daleville, Ind.; six grandsons; two sisters, Joellen Mason of Westville, and Jeannette Kurtz of Kendallville; one brother, James of Kendallville. One daughter, Connie, preceded her in death. Services Friday in Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-19-1989 + 12-12-1989
Mitchell Saphronia Julia
, eldest daughter of the late John Weston and wife, was born in Troy Center, Geauga County, Ohio Aug. 16, 1833. With her parents she moved to Rome City in March 1851. She married John Mitchell Jan. 6, 1857 and has resided in Kendallville ever since her marriage. She had 3 children, Lydia Agnes, Oct. 1, 1860, Kate Rice, Dec. 18, 1863, William, Aug. 23, 1865. She united with the Presbyterian Church Feb. 18, 1866. Her husband and 2 of her children, Mrs. Archy Campbell of this city and Rev. William Mitchell of Redwood Falls, Minn., with 8 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. M. A. Shulze, survive her. Funeral Friday at the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-6-1901
Mitchell William Rev died Saturday at Logansport. Funeral was held from Trinity Church Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery in family lot. He was born in this city Aug. 23, 1865 and died Oct. 31, 1908. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell. His mother and one sister, Mrs. Perry D. Creager, died some years ago. He leaves a wife, daughter, Miss Adele Mitchell, father, and one sister, Mrs. Archy Campbell. His boyhood days were spent in Kendallville. He graduated from Harvard College and Cambridge Theological Seminary and was placed in charge of an Episcopal Church at Allston, Mass. In 1892 he returned to Kendallville and established Trinity Church here. A church building was erected on the Mitchell lot east of the family residence and for several years he was rector of the church. Later he went to Terre Haute, St. Paul, Minn., Redwood Falls, Minn., and the last charge was at Pascoag, R.I. His health failing in Aug., he was obliged to give up his much loved work. ^ 11-5-1908
Mitchell William Otis, 74, a resident of Eustis, Fla., died shortly after arrival at a hospital Aug. 16 following a heart attack at his home. Born April 28, 1883 at Deer Creek, Ill., he had made his home in Fla. since Jan. of this year, retiring as caretaker of the Woodside Association of Hagerstown, Ind. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Hagerstown, Ind. The family once resided in Cromwell at which time he was employed by Harry Bunger. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Eustis; one son, R. Harland, Eustis; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Rapp, Marshall, Mich., and Mrs. Helen Wood of San Fernando, Calif.; 3 brothers, P. Mitchell and Guy, Mackinaw, Ill., Charles, Clear Lake, Iowa; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery Aug. 19 at Eustis, Fla. + 8-16-1957
Mitchener Mary, wife of a former pastor of the Wesleyan Church, died last week in St. Joseph, Mich., where they had lived in recent years. Kenneth Mitchener was pastor here for several years about 28 years ago. They moved from here to Long Island, N.Y. She was born in 1920 in Fordsville, Ky. She died on Oct. 26 and funeral was Oct. 29 at Fairmount, Ind., Baptist Church with burial in Park Cemetery at Fairmount. She had two sisters, but one of them died the day of Mary’s funeral. She also has two brothers. Other survivors include her son, David of Texas and daughter, Sherryl of St. Joseph, Mich.; and her husband. She worked at the Kroger Store in Albion and then for Davis IGA. She was a member of the Albion Study Club. + 10-26-1984
Mitchner Mattie Mae, 66, of Toledo, Ohio, and formerly of Cromwell, died Wednesday in Toledo Hospital. She was born in Grassy Creek, Ky., Aug. 8, 1920, the daughter of James B. and Maggie Mae (Raney) Halsey. She had been a member of Enterprise Baptist Church, Grassy Creek. Surviving are her husband, Charles; a daughter, Barbara Enslen of Cromwell; a son, Jeffery Quinn of Toledo; 5 sisters, Irene Gregory of Albion, Viola McKeen of Ashley, Zeneth Hausman of Fla., Zolda Stanwaski of Toledo, and Opal Fay Stump of Temperance, Mich.; a brother, Glen of Cromwell; and two grandchildren. Services Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-8-1987
Mitschelen Kenneth Allen, son of Cathy Mitschelen, Ligonier, was stillborn Monday at McCray Hospital. Surviving are the mother; a brother, Christopher, and two sisters, Hilary Godfrey and Stephenie Mitschelen at home; grandparents, David and Mary Marcum of Ligonier; and a great-grandmother, Oma Starr of Williamson, W. Va. Graveside services Wednesday in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. + 7-13-1987
Mittermeyer William of Monroeville, died May 27, 1964 in Parkview Hospital. He is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Harry Pequignot of Albion, Mrs. Joseph Quinn and Mrs. Clarence Heck of Fort Wayne. Funeral Saturday in St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial, church cemetery. + 5-?-1964
Moats Irvin, 58, was found May 28 in his garage at Ligonier where he had been working on his car. The doors and windows were closed and the motor was running. A verdict of accidental death by monoxide poisoning was rendered. His wife was visiting a daughter in Fort Wayne at the time. Funeral was at the home. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. He is survived by the widow and two daughters. + 5-?-1940
Mock Arlo W, 75, died April 17 in Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis. He had resided in Sheridan the past several years and was previously 8th grade principal in both Wayne Center and Washington Center Schools of Noble County. He retired from the Blind School in Indianapolis. Services were April 20 at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery near his boyhood home east of Webster Lake. He is survived by one brother, Stanley of R. 1, LaGrange. + 4-?-1981
Mock Carrie A, 90, of Kendallville, died Thursday at Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born March 14, 1885 in Indiana to Henry and Celia. Her husband, William, died May 6, 1967. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Hamilton, and a charter member of the Cricket Club. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Nichols, Kendallville; four sons, Angus, San Diego, Calif., John R., Jackson, Mich., Henry, Corunna, and Orval, Chelsea, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Grace Mathews, Jackson, Mich.; 24 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Swift Funeral Home, Hamilton. + 3-?-1975
Mock Edna, 91, died Jan. 17, in Titusville, Fla. Formerly of Fort Wayne, she retired from General Electric in 1963 after 20 years as a salad chef. She is survived by her husband, Clyde; two sons, Gerald of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Carlton of Hurlock, Md.; a daughter, Mary Maitlen of Titusville; two sisters, Cora Hoeppner of Bluffton, and Lucille Katz of Albion; and 7 grandchildren. Graveside services Tuesday in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Fort Wayne. + 1-17-1988
Mock Frances Esther, 98, was born at Indian Village near Cromwell, Ind. March 30, 1874. She spent her childhood and most of her adult life in this vicinity. She went to school at the brick schoolhouse which burned down 50 years ago, but read the newspapers before she was of school age. She married Charles Mock of Syracuse, Feb. 2, 1896, and they resided on a farm near Cromwell for 5 years until her husband’s death in Nov. 1900. They had two children, Faye, born Jan. 16, 1898, and Ralph, born Nov. 16, 1899. Faye is a piano teacher in Gardena, Calif., and Ralph is a structural engineer in Beaumont, Texas. In 1935 she left Indiana for Calif. with her daughter and lived there until her death. She was a member of United Brethren Church at Indian Village. She leaves her son and daughter; 4 grandchildren, Mrs. Francis (Parsons) Moore of Torrance, Calif., Mrs. Joan Verdine of Alvin, Texas, Mrs. Linda Scott and Kenneth Mock, Beaumont, Texas; 8 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Her brother, Walter Knepper, 83, and sister Rosa Stoner, 81, live near Indian Village. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Mock Ilene M, 64, of Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital. Born in LaGrange County Aug. 6, 1917, she was the daughter of Ray and Addie (Reade) Hart. On Sept. 27, 1941 in Kendallville, she married Henry O. Mock, who died Sept. 30, 1977. A lifetime Kendallville area resident, she was a member of the Mitchell Street United Methodist Church and both the Auburn and Kendallville chapters of Women of the Moose. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Iris) Morr; and a son, William, both of Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Don (Connie) Gruber of Bear Lake and Mrs. Walter (Dixie) Hunter of Wolcottville; 5 brothers, Ralph of Elyria, Ohio, Doug of St. Augustine, Fla., Carroll of St. Peters, Mo., Jack of Wolcottville, and Gailen of South Whitley; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Eddy Cemetery, Hamilton. + 1-26-1982
Mock Lawrence D, 84, of North Webster, died Feb. 12 at home. Funeral was Friday in Harris-Troxel Funeral Home, North Webster. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery. A retired farmer and carpenter, he was born in Kosciusko County April 4, 1878, the son of Noah and Maria (Miller) Mock. He married Cornelia White in 1904. A member of the North Webster Church of God, he had resided in the North Webster area most of his life. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Arlo of Carmel, Charles of North Webster, and Stanley of Goshen; 2 brothers, John of Ontario, Calif., and Harvey of Wilmot; three sisters, Mrs. Rosella Grego of Elkhart, Mrs. Cora Rogers of Kimmell, and Mrs. Laura Young of Columbus, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. + 2-12-1963
Mock Lendall L, 64, died Friday in Bloomington Hospital. Born April 8, 1918 in Elwood, he retired from Delco-Remy in Anderson in 1971 and lived 9 years at Waldron Lake in Noble County. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the Kendallville Beacon Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nelle; one son, Lendall (Charlie) Jr., Bloomington; one sister, Vivian Knotts, Frankton; and 5 grandchildren. Services Monday in Rozelle Funeral Home, Anderson. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery. + 9-10-1982
Mock Pearl, 89, of R. 4, Syracuse, died Monday at Goshen Hospital from complications. She was born July 5, 1881 in Kosciusko County to Christian and Elizabeth (Phipps) Koher. In 1908 she was married at Warsaw to Lester Mock who died in 1963. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Murphy and Mrs. Velma Berry of Syracuse, Mrs. Margaret Enos, South Whitley; one son, Charles, Syracuse; three sisters, Mrs. Claudia Gatwood of Elkhart, Mrs. Eva Mock, Syracuse, and Mrs. Mable Himes, South Whitley; two brothers, John, Elkhart, and Walter of Syracuse; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at Harris Funeral Home. Burial, Violett Cemetery. + 9-?-1970
Mock Victor H, 60, died Monday of paralysis at his home in Washington Twp south of Cromwell. Surviving are the widow, Flossie; three sons, David and George at home and Clarence of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mary Harshman of Saratoga; and his mother, Mrs. Belle Arnold of Saratoga. + 6-?-1939
Mock Willis, 70, died in Bushnell, Fla. from a coronary attack. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harry Kuhn of North Webster; two sisters; and four grandchildren. Funeral Sunday with burial at North Webster. + 2-?-1960
Moeller Charlotte, 81, 612 E. Mitchell St., died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born June 3, 1893 in Marion County to Charles F. and Wilhemena (Schroeder) Moeller. She was a member of Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, and is survived by a niece and nephew. Services today in Abdon Funeral Home, Indianapolis, with burial in Concordia Cemetery. + 11-?-1974
Moeller Georgia Mae, 57, died last Wednesday in Parkview Hospital. She was the daughter of Audrey and Zeller Willennar. The family moved to Albion when she was a small child when her father became high school principal. She was born in Garrett. A graduate of Albion High School, she had retired in 1976 after working as a medical secretary at the Veterans’ Administration. Her husband James worked there also and that is where they met. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Alfred. She is survived by her husband; 2 sisters-in-law, Donna Willennar, Lake Wawasee, and Mary Dazey of Wolf Lake. Moellers were members of Bethel United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Graveside services at Rose Hill Cemetery on Friday. + 10-31-1984
Moffett Frank L, 69, formerly of Fort Wayne, but for the past 13 years a resident of the Cromwell community, died Nov. 14, 1943 at his home. Funeral Tuesday at the residence and at Fort Wayne. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery west of Fort Wayne. + 11-?-1943
Mohler Daniel J, 77, of near Syracuse and a former resident of the Cromwell community, died Tuesday in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake. He was a native of Illinois. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles Schweitzer, Ashley, Mrs. Elmer Hamman, North Webster, and Mrs. L. M. Bidwell, Helmer; two sons, Samuel of Syracuse, and Clyde, Detroit; 9 grandchildren and 3 brothers. Funeral Friday in Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 2-?-1951
Mohler Esther (Boyer) died from consumption at her home in Brighton Dec. 17, 1901. Funeral was held Friday from Brighton Chapel. She was born in Stark County, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1826. She was married to William Mohler in 1855, and they had 8 children, 5 of whom are living. + 12-17-1901
Mohler Kelly Lea, 33, of rural Churubusco, died unexpectedly March 30, 2006 at her home. She is survived by a son, Jeffrey S. Mohler of Avilla; her parents, Stephen F. and Linda (Buckner) Stephens of Avilla; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Kristine and Raymond Webster of Mishawaka, Tracy and Ed Wright of Fort Wayne, and Stephanie J. and Lyle Radecki of Auburn; a brother and sister-in-law, Brian C. and Noelani Stephens of Churubusco; her grandparents, Norma and Barnie Trimble of Utopia, Texas, and Thomas and Marie Buckner of Paris, Texas; a companion, Barry Anderson. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-6-2006
Mohler Sarah Ann, daughter of William and Esther Mohler, was born near Orland, Ind. July 6, 1871, and died at her home in Howe May 19, 1929. Her early life was spent with her father’s family on the farm but about 20 years ago came with her father to Howe and made a home for him during the closing days of his life. She was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church at Brighton. She was the youngest of a family of 6 daughters and one son, and is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Hern of Brighton, Mrs. Julius Mackenzie of South Bend, and Mrs. Wilbur Ganon of Elkhart; and a brother, Will of Paw Paw, Mich. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday. Burial, Brighton Cemetery. + 5-19-1929
Mohler William, son of Frederick and Anna Mohler, was born in Somerset County, Pa., July 1, 1828, and died Jan. 26, 1911, aged 82 years, 6 months and 25 days. In 1850 he married Anna Fulkerth, who died in 1854. They had two children. He was married in the year 1855 to Esther Boyer, who preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1901. They had 8 children, four of whom are still living. He was anxious to help wherever possible in the complete over-throw of the liquor traffic and said he wished he could see Prohibition while he yet lived. Funeral at the Brighton Chapel Jan. 28. + 1-?-1911
Mohn Alta, 87, suffered a heart attack Tuesday and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Dolan. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Fuller of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. James Stangland of Columbia City, Lester of Auburn, and Orvin of Havana, Ill. Funeral this afternoon from Bonham Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1942
Mohn William was born Sept. 20, 1847 in Stark County, O., son of Jacob and Ellen Mohn. He was one of a family of 8 children. One brother, Jefferson of Churubusco, and one sister, Catharine Addis, survive him, the others having preceded him in death. In 1876 he was married to Alta James, who with five children survive, Lester of Auburn, Orvin of Havana, Ill., Mrs. Henry Dolan of Albion, Mrs. James Stangland of near Columbia City, and Mrs. Harry Fuller of Grand Rapids, Mich., Clyde having died at the age of 20 years. Four grandchildren also survive. Nearly his whole life was spent near Merriam. He died at Richmond, Ind., Jan. 10, 1926 at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 20 days from hardening of the arteries. Funeral at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1926
Mohn William R, about 66, of Columbia City, died Nov. 2, 1947 from carcinoma at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Metzger, a mile west of Wolf Lake. He had been a resident of Larwill for many years and was employed in Columbia City. Surviving are the wife, Lillie; 3 daughters, Mrs. Metzger, Mrs. DeWitt Westlake, Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Frank Evard, South Bend; 8 grandchildren; and a brother, Samuel, Atwood. Funeral Wednesday at Columbia City. Burial, Washington Union Cemetery in Kosciusko County. + 11-?-1947
Mojica Jose, 59, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries received in an accident between a car and horse-drawn buggy in LaGrange County. He was born Jun 18, 1934 in Mexico to Asucion and Aurora (Munoz) Mojica. He married Socorro Mazon on May 26, 1953 in Guerrero, Mexico. He was pastor of Goshen Spanish Mennonite Church; owned and operated La Mexicana general store and was a member of Templo Betel in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons, Victor and Samuel of Goshen, Francisco of Berwyn, Ill., Gerardo of East Hazelcrest, Ill., and Eliseo of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Rebecca Gutierrez and Esther Mojica of Ligonier and Josephine Saldivar of Goshen; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Templo Betel. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-29-1993
Mojica Michelle L, 31, of Kimmell, died Dec. 22, 2007 from injuries sustained in a car accident on U.S. 33 and C.R. 725W in Ligonier. She was studying to become a registered nurse. She had attended East Noble High School. She was born Jan. 11, 1976 in Kendallville to Darrell McDonald and Deborah (Lothamer) Estrada. On Oct. 6, 2001 in Wawaka she married Edward Mojica. Surviving are her mother in Kimmell; a son, Hulices; a sister, Mindy McDonald; her stepfather, Raul Estrada; her former stepfather, Kevin Coy; her grandmothers, Evelyn McDonald of Kendallville and Beverly Lothamer of Fort Wayne. Preceding her in death was her father on Sept. 18, 1986. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 12-31-2007
Molargik Aloysius Andrew, 79, died April 15, 2007 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He owned and operated A&M Auto in Kendallville for 74 years and also developed and owned Al's West Mall in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving during both WW II and the Korean Conflict. He was born in Ege on Feb. 25, 1928 to Frank and Frances (Ludwig) Molargik. He married Marilyn Rita Wurm on July 28, 1956 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Lori Dunn of Hudson, Linda and Joel Eberhard of Huntertown, Lisa and Tim Lantz of Garrett and Lana and Rick Gamble of Warren; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Teresa Lombardo of Fort Wayne, Leona and Louis Gibson of Fort Wayne and Alvina Molargik of Hudson; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Mary Molargik of Garrett and Lawrence and Regina Molargik of Corunna; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Eddie, Frank, Albert, Clem, Tony and Vern. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 4-17-2007
Molargik Anthony T died Dec. 31 at V.A. Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life. He was a self-employed cement contractor and an Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife ?; three sons, Donald, Fort Wayne, Phillip, Harlan, Dale of Bonaire, Ga., a daughter, Sandra, Fort Wayne; six brothers, Albert and Vern, Fort Wayne, Frank, Kendallville, Michael and Aloysius, Garrett, and William Lawrence, Corunna; three sisters, L?. Gibson and Theresa Lombard?, Fort Wayne, Alvina Molargik, Hudson; ? grandchildren. (The paper was bound in such a manner to prevent reading the far right column.) Services Jan. 3 at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ~ 1-10-1989
Molargik Barbara, 78, matron of the south part of the county, a resident of Green Twp, died Feb. 17 while riding home from Churubusco with her son, Thomas, who was driving the car. Suddenly putting her hands to her head she exclaimed that her head was hurting, and died. The son took her to the Joseph Kostielney home and then called the Sonday Funeral Home at Churubusco. She is survived by 6 sons and 4 daughters. Mrs. Rolla Graves of Albion is a daughter. + 2-?-1924
Molargik Barbara Jean, 46, died Feb. 26, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital. The Bluffton native worked as a specialist issuer for Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. Surviving are her husband, Rich; a daughter, Angela M. Ansberry, serving in the U.S. Army in Korea; a son, Nicholas of Fort Wayne; her father and stepmother, Robert and Rita Ansberry of Fort Wayne; a brother, Gary Ansberry of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Theresa Bickle and Carol Underwood of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Diane Yagel of Leesburg; 2 stepbrothers and 2 stepsisters. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 3-1-2002
Molargik Casimir, 89, Green Twp farmer, died at his home last Friday. Surviving are his widow, Barbara; 7 sons, Frank, Thomas, Isador, John, George, Joseph and Charles of Noble County; 4 daughters, Mrs. Rose Kostielney of Noble County, Mrs. Mary Graves of Albion, Mrs. Anna Konger of Noble County, and Mrs. Lucille Wade of Fort Wayne. Funeral was Monday in Ege Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. He was born in Germany on Feb. 12, 1847 and came to America when a young man. He settled in the Ege community many years ago and was one of the pioneer farmers of that district. * 11-?-1936
Molargik Clem G, Noble County native, died July 31 at his Fort Wayne home. He was a journeyman mechanic for Fruehauf Corp. and retired in 1981 after 35 years’ service. His wife, Marie, died in 1981. Surviving are a son, Richard C. of Fort Wayne; seven brothers, Albert and Anthony, Fort Wayne, Frank, Kendallville, Michael and Aloysius, Garrett, Vern, Huntertown, and William of Corunna; three sisters, Leona Gibson and Theresa Lombardo, Fort Wayne, and Alvina Molargik of Ashley. Services Saturday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 8-8-1985 + 7-31-1985
Molargik Frank, 62, was killed Saturday when the car driven by Clarence Barnhart struck him on the Port Mitchell Road a mile and a half north of the city. Funeral was Tuesday in Ege Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Frances; 8 sons, Albert, Frank, Lawrence, Michael, Aloysius and Vern at home, Clem of Avilla, and Anthony of Columbia City; 3 daughters, Leona, Thresa and Alvina at home; 6 brothers, Thomas of Wolcottville, Isidore, John, Casimir and Joseph of Noble County, and George of Saline, Mich.; 4 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Kostielney, Mrs. Anna Konger and Mrs. Mary Graves of Noble County, and Mrs. Lucy Wade of Fort Wayne. He had come into Churubusco with his family and was walking back to his home which was the old remodeled schoolhouse a mile and a half north of town, where he said he was going to get ready for a fishing trip Sunday. He was walking on the right side of the road. Barnhart said he did not see him until he was so close he could not stop. He was born on Sept. 9, 1875 in Kendallville to Casimir and Barbara Schmidt Molargik, both natives of Poland. He was married in Nov. of 1906 to Frances Ludwig of Bronson, Mich., and they had 15 children, 4 of them having died. + 7-9-1938
Molargik Frank J, 82, died Friday at his Kendallville home. He was born in Ege July 1, 1916 to Frank and Frances (Ludwig) Molargik. In May 1947 he married Neoma Hawkins, who died May 8, 1979. He married Ruth Cogan on Nov. 15, 1980. He was owner of Molargik Plumbing & Heating for 47 years; a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Moose Lodge 1301 and Elks Lodge 1194, all in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Mary Ann, Rick and Kathy and Roger and Linda Molargik, all of Kendallville; 2 stepsons; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law; Theresa and Doc Lombardo and Leona and Lewis Gibson of Fort Wayne and Alvina Molargik of Hudson; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Mary, Aloysius and Marilyn of Garrett and Lawrence and Regina Molargik of Corunna; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. + 6-4-1999
Molargik John, 92, R. 1, Avilla, died Feb. 5 from injuries he received in a car accident on St. Main St. here Jan. 28, when a semi-tractor-trailer struck the car broadside. He died in McCray Hospital. He was a Noble County native, born June 21, 1888, the son of Casimir and Barbara (Schmidt) Molargik. He married Rosalia Konger Sept. 8, 1914. She preceded him in death July 18, 1976. He had lived in the Ege area most of his life and was a member of Ege Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Agnes) Hollis, Garrett; a son, Leo, Garrett; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Graves, Auburn, and Mrs. Lucille Wade, Fort Wayne; a brother, Joseph, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were three brothers and two sisters. Services in Ege Church Saturday. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 2-12-1981 + 2-?-1981
Molargik Joseph S, 89, died Monday in Byron Health Center. He was born December 31, 1902 in Ege, a twin son of Casimir and Barbara (Schmidt) Molargik. He lived in Fort Wayne since 1983 and retired in 1967 from the food services department at Irene Byron Sanitarium after 11 years. Surviving are nieces and nephews. He was the last survivor of a family of 11 children. Services Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Ege Cemetery. + 12-21-1992
Molargik Leo F, 72, died Jan. 1, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett. He was born April 21, 1915 in Ege to John and Rosalia (Konger) Molargik. He married Irene Owen on June 21, 1947 in Ege. He was an inspector for 38 years at Dana Corp., Fort Wayne, retiring in 1985. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II, a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, and of the Allied Industrial Workers Union Local No. 903. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert, Auburn, and Leo Jr., Columbia City; two daughters, Carol Shaffer, Alamosa, Colo.; and a sister, Agnes Hollis, Garrett; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Jr., and one great-grandchild. Services Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 1-5-1988
Molargik Marie L, 65, Avilla native of Fort Wayne, died Saturday in St. Joseph’s Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Clem G.; a son, Richard C.; and a brother, Lawrence Harrold of Kendallville. Services Wednesday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 7-23-1981 + 7-?-1981
Molargik Mary Ann, 60, of Kendallville, died September 28, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne on January 23, 1946 to Frederick and Mary Virginia (Reubelt) Hilligas. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and Mark Hall of LaOtto; a son, Rob Sliger of Ligonier; and 4 grandchildren, Kayla, Wesley, Kelly and Hayley Hall. She was a waitress for 17 years at Don Hall's Factory restaurant in Fort Wayne. She retired in August 2005 as a bank teller with Campbell & Fetter Bank after 20 years. She was a member of the Wayne Center United Methodist Church where she was organist for 16 years. She graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne in 1964 and married Frank Molargik Jr. on October 28, 1988 in Kendallville. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 10-5-2006
Molargik Neoma I, 65, died Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. She resided in Kendallville where she had lived the past 54 years, coming from North Dakota. Born Feb. 11, 1914 in Minot, N.D., she was the daughter of Rolla and Dora (Gehres) Hawkins. She married Frank Molargik April 5, 1947 in Kendallville. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Rosary Sodality, Elks Ladies Club and Democratic Ladies Club. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Frank Jr., Rick and Sgt. Roger, all of Kendallville; three brothers, Leroy, Long island, N.Y., Merle, Kendallville, and Willard, Avilla; and two grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death. Services Friday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 5-10-1979 + 5-?-1979
Molargik Raymond L, 43, of Garrett, died Aug. 2, 2008 at The Laurels of DeKalb. He worked in assembly at Brooks in Angola for 22 years. Born May 24, 1965 in Garrett, he was a 1983 graduate of DeKalb High School. He ws a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Surviving are his parents, William and Regina (Antoszkiewicz) Molargik of Corunna; a sister, Sharon Molargik of Fort Wayne; a brother, Daniel (Jackie) of Osceola. Services Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett. Burial, Ege Cemetery. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 8-4-2008
Molargik Richard Paul, 54, died July 17, 2008 at visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was owner of Rick Molargik Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Co. and a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville and the Knights of Columbus. He was born June 10, 1954 in Kendallville to Frank and Neoma (Hawkins) Molargik. He married Kathy Conley on Nov. 27, 1971 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Rob and Tami Gulia of Greenville, S.C., and Joseph and Angela Hunter of Kendallville; 3 granddaughters, Abagail, Julianna and Isabelle; and 2 brothers, Frank Jr. and Roger of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha. Services Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 7-18-2008
Molargik Rosalia, 81, of R. 1, Avilla, died July 19, in Garrett Hospital. She was born in Noble County to Frank and Frances Szymszewski Konger Feb. 8, 1895 and in September 1914 was married to John Molargik. They lived on a Noble County farm near Ege all their married lives and she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church at Ege. She is survived by her husband; one son, Leo of Garrett; one daughter, Mrs. Andrew Hollis of Garrett; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Joseph and Thomas Konger of Fort Wayne, Clarence Konger of LaOtto and Andrew Konger of Angola and one sister, Mrs. Helen Karasiewicz of Avilla. Funeral mass today in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 7-22-1976 + 7-19-1976
Molargik Ruth L, 92, of Kendallville, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at her son’s home in Convoy, Ohio.  She was born in Kendallville on March 24, 1919, to Roy and Martha (Culver) Cogan.  She graduated from Rome City High School in 1937 and was married to Willard Hawkins on July 1, 1939, in Rome City.  He died March 21, 1980.  She later was married to Frank Molargik, on Nov. 15, 1980, in Kendallville; he died June 5, 1999.  She was a medical secretary at the Irene Byron Healthcare Center in Huntertown.  She retired in 1980.  She was a member of the Grace Christian Church in Kendallville.  Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Barbara Hawkins of Convoy, Ohio, and Thomas and Patricia Hawkins of Milton, Fla.; two stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Rottmiller of Kendallville; and two brothers, Harry Cogan of Cedar, Mich., and Gene Cogan of Avilla. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Elton Cogan, on Oct. 19, 2007.  Funeral Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home.  Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 9-26-2011
Molargik Vern S, 69, died Tuesday in V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born October 7, 1922 in Noble County to Frank and Frances (Ludwig) Molargik. He was a retired farmer and a WW II Army veteran; a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and American Legion Post 240 in Avilla. Surviving are his wife, Irene M.; a daughter, Carol Allen of Fort Wayne; a son, Dennis of Huntertown; 3 sisters, Leona Gibson and Theresa Lombardo of Fort Wayne, and Alvina Molargik of Hudson; 4 brothers, Frank of Kendallville, Lawrence of Corunna, and Michael and Aloysius of Garrett; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 7-21-1992
Moll Anna K, 78, of Denver, died May 3, 2006. She had lived in Los Angeles, Calif. for 40 years where she retired as personnel director for the Bay Shores Medical Group. She was born Aug. 6, 1927 in Fort Wayne to Frederick and Mildred Spurgeon. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Glenn Grove; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Sheri Moll; and 3 grandchildren, Karie and Kenneth Grove and Ian Moll. Graveside services Saturday at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 5-11-2006
Mollica Joanne M, 74, of Fort Wayne, died January 31, 2007 at her home from myeloma. She was born in Kendallville on June 24, 1932 to Carl E. and Irma M. (Urey) Thomas. She was a graduate of International Business College and held secretarial positions with General Electric Co. and Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. and retired from Parkview Hospital in 1990 after 10 years of service. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Covenant. Surviving are her husband of almost 52 years, Richard Mollica; a son, Thomas R. of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Lisa K. Gibson of Fort Wayne; a brother, Paul E. Thomas of Waterloo; and 3 grandchildren, Kristin M. and Dustin J. Gibson and Sydney A. Mollica. She was preceded in death by a brother, J. Dale Thomas. Services Sunday at United Methodist Church of the Covenant. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ^ 2-2-2007
Molt Rita M, 74, died at the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, Monday. She was born Feb. 18, 1906, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) McIntyre. She married Ray Molt, who preceded her in death. She had lived at Sacred Heart Home 2 years after moving from Indianapolis. She had been employed by Lane Bryant as company nurse for 32 years. She was a member of Industrial Nurses of Indiana and American Nursing Association. Survivors are 2 sisters, Irene Dover of N.C., and Sister M. Carissima at Sacred Heart Home; 2 brothers, Donald of Montgomery, Ala., and Glenn of Steubenville, Ohio. Services Thursday in Sacred Heart chapel. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. + 12-?-1980
Monger Albert died June 12, 1923. His death was caused by complication of diseases. His age was 44 years, 4 months and 4 days. He was the only child of David and Josephine Monger and was born upon the farm on which he lived at the time of his death. With the exception of a few years, which he lived in Kendallville, his entire life was spent upon the old home farm. His parents preceded him in death. March 16, 1904 he married Elizabeth Uhl. ~ 6-14-1923
Monger Clara, 76, died in the Sacred Heart Home Sunday. Services were held Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Haines; a granddaughter, Mrs. Fayean Mock, Chicago, and two brothers, Gus Ueber, Marengo, Ill., and Frank Ueber, Chicago, Ill. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 12-23-1948
Monger David was born Feb. 16, 1847; died April 18, aged 61 years 2 months 12 days. He was born near Hagerstown, Md. At the age of 30 he married Josephine Goodman Oct. 19, 1876, who died Oct. 25, 1890. They had one son, Bert who resides in Kendallville. On Sept. 19, 1893 he married Mary Weil, who with the son, 3 brothers and 7 sisters are left. Funeral at the M. E. Church in Avilla. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 5-7-1908
Monger Elizabeth, 74, for many years a resident of this community, died in a convalescent home in Pioneer, Ohio, Monday. She was the widow of the late Bert Monger. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jennie Linn; two brothers, Albert and Dan Uhl of Avilla; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday at Clark Funeral Home with burial in Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-21-1952
Monger Henry, 62, practically a lifelong resident of Avilla and vicinity, died at his home in that place Friday from cancer. He is survived by a widow; one daughter, Mrs. William Kumroy of near Avilla; one brother, Nick of Allen Twp; and six sisters, Mrs. John Lash of Allen Twp, Mrs. Rose Berger of Kendallville; Mrs. Schmenk and Mrs. Joseph Kraus of Avilla, Mrs. Caroline Ruff of Port Jegerson, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hill of Auburn. + 7-?-1920
Monger Nicholas, a lifelong resident of Swan Twp, died on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1921. He was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, September 9, 1842 to Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Monger. He was one of five children born to this couple. His mother died when he was about seven years old. He came to Indiana from Ohio with his father and stepmother about 1855, settling in Noble County on the farm west of Avilla. One July 5, 1866, he married Martha Eddy at Kendallville and settled upon the farm in Swan Twp. They had one child, which died at the age of six months. He is survived by the widow, two sisters, Mrs. William Hill of Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Caroline Ruff of Sidney, Ohio; and by four half-sisters, Mrs. John Lash and Mrs. Rose Burger of Kendallville, Mrs. John Kraus of Auburn, and Mrs. Henry Schmenk of Avilla. His funeral took place from his home March 29. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-31-1921
Monger Sebastian, for many years a resident of this vicinity, died on March 23, 1891. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 29, 1808 and lacked little of being eighty-three years of age. Burial, in the Catholic cemetery on Tuesday. ~ 3-26-1891
Monger Viola - After an extended illness of nearly a year, Mrs. David Monger died on Saturday last. That dread disease, consumption, claimed her. She has been in delicate health since an attack of la grippe early last spring, and her death has been expected for some time. She was born in Rome, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1852 and was 38 years, 6 days of age. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ~ 10-30-1890 ^ 11-7-1890
Monrial Marie, 37, of Kendallville, died Friday at her residence. She was born in Hindman, Ky., May 16, 1951, the daughter of Abe and Rosetta (Slone) Smith. They preceded her in death. On Jan. 3, 1984 in Clintwood, Va., she married Carlos Antonio Monrial. She had lived in Kendallville 11 years, moving from Ligonier. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Jenny Walsh of Kendallville; 3 sons, Benton Harvey, William Shannon Harvey and Shaun Edward Harvey of Kendallville; one sister, Jean White of Fisty, Ky.; two brothers, David of Ligonier, and Charles of Syracuse; two grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Salem United Baptist Church south of Rome City. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-5-1989
Monroe Barry W, 41, died October 17, 2011 at his home in Wolf Lake. He was born on March 9, 1970, in Wabash, the son of Gary Monroe and Cynthia (Slater) Shepherd. Originally from North Manchester, he came to Wolf Lake 9 years ago from Ligonier. On July 2, 1997 he married Georgia Collins at the Noble County Courthouse. He was a furnace operator at the Fort Wayne Foundry. Surviving are his wife; his parents; 2 daughters, Cassandra (Monroe) Zahn of Huntington and Amanda Collins of Wolf Lake; a son, Jeff Monroe of Wolf Lake; a brother, Brian Monroe of Akron, Indiana; a sister, Bethany Ann Woodrum of North Manchester; a grandson, Blake Collins; his grandmother, Doris Monroe of North Manchester. Funeral Oct. 22 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2011
Monroe Charles C was born in Alleghany County, New York Aug. 12, 1818. In early life he moved with his parents to Penn. where he married Rachel Marsh Sept. 22, 1840. They had 4 sons and 4 daughters. Five of the children preceded their father in death. He moved with his family to Brimfield in 1860, where he resided until his death which occurred Jan. 12, aged 83 years and 5 months. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, one daughter, 2 sisters and one brother. ^ 1-17-1902
Monroe James W, father of Forest E. Monroe, R. 4, Albion, died June 3, 1962 at Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday in Chalfant-Perry Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery. + 6-3-1962
Monroe Lavon Elaine, 60, died Friday at her Wolcottville home. She was born December 7, 1938 in Noble County to Alfred and Naomi (Renkenberger) Fulk. An office secretary at Lincoln Life, she was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Waterloo. On February 20, 1960 in Columbia City she married Oscar Monroe. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Sherrie Mitchell of Crossville, Tenn.; a brother, Richard Fulk of Avilla; 2 sisters, Doris Householder and Betty Huffman of Albion; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Seven brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Monday at Freewill Baptist Church, Waterloo. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 8-13-1999
Monroe Mary M, 88, died Monday at the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Funeral was Wednesday at the Most Precious Blood Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Caroline Jordan of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Ruth VanDiver of Lake Gage; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. ~ 3-4-1971 + 3-?-1971
Monroe Matilda Jane (Holey) was born July 12, 1858; died March 23, 1900, aged 42 years, 8 months, 11 days. On April 19, 1876 she married Allen Monroe at Brimfield. To this union 4 sons and 2 daughters were born. She leaves a husband, 2 sons, one daughter, one sister and 5 brothers. Funeral at the M.E. Church on Sunday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
Monroe Rachel (Marsh) was born June 14, 1816 in Crawford County; died May 2, aged 85 years 10 months and 18 days. Was married to Charles C. Monroe in Aug. 1841. They had 4 sons and 4 daughters, 5 of whom preceded their parents in death. March 30, 1860 she with her family moved to Indiana, locating in Brimfield, and had been a resident since that time. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She leaves 2 sons, one daughter, 13 grandchildren. She was the last of the Marsh family. ^ 5-9-1902
Montel Frank, 82, of Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, died Aug. 16 in Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis. Born Jan. 23, 1897 in Kosciusko County, he was the son of Samuel and Phoebe (Metzger) Montel. He married Mary Burger Oct. 6, 1918 and she died in 1956. He then married Thelma Morphew in 1972. Survivors include his wife; four sons, including Frank Montel Jr., Kendallville; three daughters, one stepdaughter; 32 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Services Aug. 20. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-30-1979
Montgomery Ernest E, 77, was born in Parke County Jan. 29, 1907 and died Aug. 3, 1984. On Dec. 11, 1955 he married Gladys Moon in Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife; a stepson, Marvin Morgan of Albion. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Aug. 6. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-3-1984 * 8-?-1984
Montgomery Gladys Morgan, 90, died December 22, 1990 in Regency Place Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born November 18, 1900 in Hamilton County, the daughter of Arthur and Martha (Middleton) Moon. In 1920 she married Lester Morgan, who died in 1963. In 1964 she married Ernest Montgomery, who died in 1984. She was a retired seamstress. Surviving are a son, Marvin L. Morgan of Albion; a sister, Goldie Worrell of Orleans; a brother, Delbert Moon of Orleans; 5 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-22-1990
Montgomery Melvin, 49, R. 2, Avilla, died Saturday at his home. He had lived in this area the past 24 years and was an employee of Newnam Foundry in Kendallville for 16 years. He was born Sept. 11, 1932 in Magoffin, Ky. And was the son of John and Martha (Caldwell) Montgomery. He married Eunice Johnson Nov. 26, 1956 in Jackson, Ky. Survivors include his wife and mother, living in Salyersville, Ky.; one son, Melvin Jr., at home; three daughters, Amy and Beverly, at home; and Mrs. Earl (Nora) Terry, R. 2, Kendallville; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Wager of Ohio and Mrs. Genioa Williams, Mrs. Reva Fugate and Mrs. Lena Howard, all of Salyersville; and four brothers, Ellis, Eldon and Pat, of Salyersville, and Ollie, Waterloo. Services Wednesday in the House of Prayer, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 12-10-1981 + 12-?-1981
Montooth Alexander, nearly 97, died Jan. 1, 1881 at his residence in Jefferson Twp. His remains were taken to Ohio for interment. He was born in Delaware but moved to Penn. and thence to Ohio where he resided for a period of about 60 years. He moved from Ohio to Noble County, Ind. about 2 years ago where he lived until his death. > 1-6-1881
Montooth John B, 65, died Feb. 22, 1897 at his home one and one-half miles south of LaOtto. He was born in Butler County, Pa. Jan. 22, 1834. In Nov. 1834, with his parents, he moved to Ohio, and on April 29, 1860 he married Nancy Connett. They had 8 children, 2 having preceded him in death, one in infancy, and one at the age of 16. The wife and 6 children are left. In the fall of 1875 he came to Noble County. Funeral at Salem U. B. Church Feb. 24. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 2-25-1897 * 2-?-1897
Montooth Nora Stella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sloffer, wife of Everett Montooth, was born May 9, 1871; died March 26, aged 33 years, 10 months and 13 days. She married Everett Montooth March 30, 1903. At this time they moved to Kendallville. Two months ago, ill, she returned to the home of her parents. She was a member of the Salem U. B. Church. She leaves a husband, father, mother, sister and 2 brothers. Funeral at Huntertown Cemetery Church. ^ 3-31-1905
Moody Daniel Mrs died on Tuesday. The remains were taken to Plymouth, Ohio for burial. ^ 5-3-1883
Moody Mildred, 76, South Bend, former Kendallville resident, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Born April 28, 1903 in Corunna, she was the daughter of Frank and Etta (Hosler) Moody. She was a retired employee of the LaSalle Hotel. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Harriet Bobeck of Syracuse; and four nieces, Mrs. Joann Kovets and Mrs. Bette Campbell of LaOtto, Mrs. Karen Wirick of Lisbon, and Mrs. Sharon Svoboda, Tucson, Ariz. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral in Welsheimer Funeral Home in South Bend Thursday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
Moody Nancy (White) was born Sept. 10, 1802 in Hamilton, O., and married Peter Moody in Guernsey County, Ohio in 1824; died at Butler, Ind. Jan. 26. She with her husband moved to DeKalb County, Ind. in Oct. 1840 and settled near Corunna. Later they moved to Allen Twp, Noble County, where he died Feb. 28, 1875. She had 5 sons and 4 daughters, all living. She was the mother of Mrs. Akenhead and Mrs. Benjamin Hinkley of our city and Daniel and William Moody who formerly resided here. Funeral at the residence of Mr. Akenhead. Burial, Lake View Cemetery on Tuesday beside her husband. ^ 1-31-1890
Moody Peter was born in Guernsey County, Ohio Sept. 11, 1823; died Oct. 29, aged 72 years, 1 month and 18 days. He removed from Ohio with his parents to DeKalb County, Ind. in 1840. He was the oldest of a family of 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls, 8 of whom survive. He was married Nov. 13, 1850 to Matilda M. Barnes, and they had 5 children of whom Frank B., Mary E. and Ida J. remain. He united with the Church of Christ when a young man. ^ 11-8-1895
Moog Dollie Elva, 83, 1015 S. Town St., a resident here since 1923, died today in McCray Hospital. A native of Whitley County, she was born Aug. 24, 1888, the daughter of William and Melisa (Jones) Burch. She and Roy E. Moog were married in 1925. He died in 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Naomi Bartels and Mrs. Evelyn Herendeen of Fort Wayne; one brother, Bon, Kendallville; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Moon Cora (Streby), widow of the late Wallace Moon of Jefferson Twp, (b. 7-22-1874) died at Richmond Nov. 21, 1953. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1953
Moon Harold Dewey, about 70, died April 1, 1969 at McCray Hospital from a heart attack. He was born Mary 9, 1898 to Perley and Rose (Nott) Moon in Green Twp and has spent his entire lifetime in this vicinity. He was retired from the McCray Refrigeration Corp. and was a member of the Noble County Saddle Club. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; and one brother, Charles T. of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Wanda June; and one brother Earl Bruce preceded him in death. Funeral at Bonham Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 4-?-1969
Moon June, 10, residing near Avilla, died at the family home from pneumonia. Funeral Tuesday at Sweet Church. + 1932
Moon Lillian, 52, wife of John W. Moon, and lifelong resident of Kendallville, died at her home there Saturday from pneumonia. Surviving are the husband; 6 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bour, Mrs. Minnie Morse, South Bend, Mrs. Maude Anderson, Mishawaka, Mrs. Lottie Zimmerman, Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Anna Mueller, Vicksburg, Mich., and Miss Edith Kimmel, Fla. Funeral Monday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1935
Moon Wallace J was born near Bryan, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1866, and died at his home in Jefferson Twp near Albion April 8, 1931, being 65 years, 2 months and 6 days of age. He is survived by 4 brothers, Lyman C. of Sack, Canada, Frank of Pontiac, Mich., George of St. Louis, Mo., A. M. of Ney, Ohio; and one sister, Belle Gerst of White Cloud, Mich. In Dec. 1894 he married Cora Streby. Mabel Zolman, who is now Mrs. Darl Jaquay, made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Moon during the years of her young womanhood. For many years he has lived in Jefferson Twp. Funeral at Rehoboth April 10. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1931
Mooney Patrick, 78, died Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Home. He had lived at the home the past eight years, coming there from Fort Wayne. Services Thursday in the Sacred Heart chapel with burial in the Home cemetery. ~ 1-8-1953
Moore - A little child of Leslie Moore of Green Center was buried at Hopewell last Sunday. ~ 10-5-1893
Moore Alfred, about 82, died as the result of heart disease at his home in Merriam Jan. 16, 1946. He was a native of Noble County. Survivors include the wife, Phoebe; 2 stepsons, Garrie Skinner, Noble County, and Guy Skinner, Indianapolis; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Norris Winebrenner, Burr Oak; a foster daughter, Mrs. Harry Schaper, Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Millie Deardorff, Kendallville. Funeral at Columbia City last Friday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 1-?-1946
Moore Alice C, 89, (b. 9-8-1865) died Dec. 25 in her home 4 miles northwest of here. Surviving are a son, William J. at home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Martha Gantz at home, and Mrs. Paul H. Leipold and Mrs. Homer E. Campbell, Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Charles and George Ansley, Rushsylvania, O.; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Gilbert, Rushsylvania, and Mrs. Lydia Rosbrugh and Mrs. Goldie Harvey, West Mansfield, O. Services Monday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 12-?-1954
Moore Alouise Irene, 74, died November 13, 2000 at her Kendallville home. She was born in Noble County on Jan. 1, 1926 to William and Alta M. (Harrold) Fordyce. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, Kendallville American Legion and Jefferson Twp Ladies Aid. Her first husband was Robert Richards and her second was Leonard Moore Jr. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis Moore of Kendallville and David and Tammy Moore of Avilla; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Diann Cook of Ligonier, Debra and Norman Miller of Rome City and Donita and Wayne Fulk of Kendallville; one brother, Charles Fordyce of Wolcottville; one sister, Edith Buss of Ligonier; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Ritchie, Todd Owen, Tami Aaron, Clay, Grant, Tony and Caitlin Moore, Mel and Jason Freeman, and Heidi Combs; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 11-14-2000
Moore Arthur R, 86, of Route 2, Avilla, died today in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He was born in Swan Twp, Noble County, November 29, 1904, the son of John and Grace (Bradley) Moore. He married Genevieve Lobdell, who died in September 1976. A self-employed butcher, he owned and operated Moore Home Killed Meats and was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Jeanne) Grimm of Avilla; a son, Jack L. of Brookville, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Harlan of Albion; 4 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A brother, Reuel, and a sister, Leah, preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 9-16-1991
Moore Benjamin B "Bennie", 79, R. 1, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1895 in Rome City. He was a bartender at Brady’s Landing, Rome City, for 40 years. He was a WW I veteran and a member of American Legion Post 381. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Fannie Griffith, Toledo, Ohio; and a brother, Paul, Rome City. Services in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville Thursday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1975
Moore Betty, 82, died Wednesday. She was born January 13, 1918 in Kendallville to Floyd L. and Estella (Bertsch) Reith. She married Richard Moore May 10, 1946 and he preceded her in death. A 1936 Kendallville High School graduate, she was a 1939 graduate of Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing. She was an OB nurse at Randolph County Hospital for 41 years and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Winchester. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Terri Moore of Muncie; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steven Champ of Winchester; a granddaughter, Carri Chipley; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Chipley; a brother, Floyd Reith, and a sister, Helen Mountz, both of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Corby Hendrickson. Services Tuesday in Walker Funeral Home, Winchester. Burial, Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester. + 9-22-2000
Moore Catherine Brindle, 82, died Thursday in Miller's Merry Manor, Garrett. She was born November 7, 1912 in Swan Twp, Noble County, to Chester and Gertrude (DeHoff) Whonsetler. She married Theodore Brindle on June 10, 1933 and he died Jan. 20, 1971. She married Reuel Moore on Sept. 1, 1973 and he died June 15, 1977. She was part owner of LaOtto Metal Fabricating 1948-1972 and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Bender of LaOtto; a sister, Jean Thrush of LaOtto; a brother, Bernard Whonsetler of Hamilton; and 2 grandchildren, Terry Bender of LaOtto and Todd Bender of Irving, Texas. A brother, Robert Whonsetler, preceded her in death. Private services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 9-14-1995
Moore Cecil, 87, died last Friday in Long Beach, Calif. She was a former Cromwell resident and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hofer. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George Stelling; and two grandchildren of Long Beach. + 4-?-1966
Moore Charles, 62, of R. 1, Wawaka, died April 1, 1972 in a Tomah, Wis. motel where he was staying while en route home from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was born March 3, 1910 in Kimmell, the son of Melvin and Minnie (Duesler) Moore, and was married Feb. 4, 1950 in Millersburg to Wahneta Rose. He was employed as a foreman at Essex in Ligonier and was a member of the Wawaka Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge of Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Jerry of Albuquerque, N.M., William of Georgetown, Ky., and Steven of Goshen; and five grandchildren. Services April 5 at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1972
Moore Charles R, 78, died at his home in Green Twp Sunday from Bright’s disease. Surviving are the widow, Mary; a son, Willard of Wolf Lake; a daughter, Mrs. George Bower, Green Twp; a stepson, Frank Wilson; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Flossie Duesler of Noble County; 2 brothers, Alfred of Noble Twp, and Elisha of Washington Twp; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mellie Deardorff and Mrs. Nancy Duesler of Noble County. One daughter, Mrs. Howard Foster, died Monday at her home one mile north of Albion. Funeral Wednesday from the home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1935
Moore Chester, 70, died Jan. 13, 2005 at Marion General Hospital. He was employed for more than 20 years with Curto Foundry in Ligonier, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in LaGrange and served in the U.S. Army 1953-1956. He was born Jan. 29, 1934 in Knott County, Ky., to Jasper and Fairlena (Napier) Moore. He is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Chester and Diana of Marion, Farris and Rebecca of Fla., and Billy of Ligonier; a daughter, Sharon Kay Bennett of Ligonier; the mother of his children, Luvica Moore of Ligonier; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Nellie Sturdivant and Lucinda and Lee Combs of Wolcottville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dalton and Jeanette of Rome City; and 2 half sisters and a brother-in-law, Yvonne and Sam Collins of Garrett, Ky., and Irene Helton of Winchester, Ky. He was preceded in death by a brother, Farris; 4 sisters, Iolet Lovely, Violet Sturdivant, Elsie Gibson and Lilly Itchner; and a half sister, Christine Jones. Services Sunday at Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-15-2005
Moore Clarence, son of Oliver and Sarah Elizabeth Moore, was born in Green Twp July 19, 1902 and died June 21, 1944. He was one of 6 (?) children, 6 of whom survive, Nora Geiger, Leah Geiger, Myral Hiatt, and Leonard of Albion, and Grace Hufty of Etna, and Fern Borgman of Jackson, Wyo. He was married to Bessie Wells on June 13, 1925. They had 7 children, Mildred, Robert, Wayne, Paul, Jean Helen, Ruth and Judith Ann, who with the wife are left. In Aug. 1932 he joined the Albion Wesleyan Methodist Church where funeral was conducted. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1944
Moore Claude, 80, formerly of French Lick and Kendallville, died Wednesday in American Health Care Center in Kokomo. He was born June 11, 1908 in French Lick, the son of Prather and Sarah (Hendrix) Moore. On Dec. 21, 1929 he married Ethel Lewis. He was former owner of Twin City Dairy in French Lick and former co-owner of City Dairy in Kendallville. He was on the board of Moore’s Drug Store Inc., Kokomo, and was Noble County recorder for 4 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Kokomo and a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge F & AM. Surviving are his wife; a son, Donald of Kokomo; a sister, Edith Eastridge of French Lick; two brothers, Garrett of Kendallville, and Herbert of Campbellsburg; 3 granddaughters; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Brosmer-Drobing Funeral Home, Kokomo. Burial, Emmons Ridge Cemetery near French Lick. + 4-26-1989
Moore Clifford D, about 31, (b. 10-12-1921) of Wawaka, drowned Sept. 4, 1951, when a boat in which he and his father, Frank, and Jack Roe capsized. He is survived by his wife, Violet; a daughter, Sandra; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore of Wawaka; and a half-sister, Mrs. Irma Ramer of Butler. Funeral will be Friday at the Baptist Church at Cosperville. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. He was overseas about 3 years during WW II. + 9-?-1951
Moore Clifton, 70, died April 20 in McCray Hospital. He was born in Handshoe, Ky., April 11, 1913, the son of Newton and Sarah (Crager) Moore. He was a retired miner and moved to Kendallville from Handshoe two years ago. Surviving are his wife, Lucy; six daughters, Annette Moore, Manitowoc, Wis., Barbara Messer, Florence, Ky., Sarah Chaffins, Auburn, Bertha Jean Shepherd, R. 2, Kendallville, Glema Prater and Ora Goldner, Kendallville; three sons, Billy R. and Barkley, both Kendallville, and Larry of Avilla; 14 grandchildren; four sisters, Elva Happney, Paintsville, Ky., Corsie Hall, Lexington, Ky., Bertha Routman, Florence and Vergie Turner, Caney, Ky. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Services Friday at Beacon Baptist Church. Burial, Shepherd Cemetery, Salt Lick, Ky. ~ 4-28-1983 + 4-20-1983
Moore David Samuel, 17, was born Nov. 17, 1956 to James and Jeanne Telschow Moore. He was killed Jan. 12 when the car he was driving was in a collision with one driven by his brother, John. In addition to his parents and brother, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Gregory Griffin of Fort Wayne; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Telschow of R. 4, Columbia City. Services Jan. 16 in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-17-1974 + 1-?-1974
Moore Don A, 60, died January 13, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was president and general manager of radio stations WAWK 1140 AM and 95.5 FM ‘‘The Hawk,” owning the Kendallville business since 1991. He was also the owner of Don Moore Productions and Minuteman Mowing Services.He was born in Elkhart, Indiana, on October 28, 1952, to Devon and Iona (Eash) Moore. He graduated from Northridge High School in 1971. He served during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in broadcasting in 1976. He married Cynthia (Moore) Moore on January 15, 1998 in Kendallville.Don was a member of the American Legion Post #86 of Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; his son, Don Moore Jr. of Kendallville; his daughter, Diana Moore of Fresno, California; 2 brothers, Ronald Moore of Elkhart and Gerald Moore of Alabama; his sister, Vickie Moore of Elkhart. Funeral Jan;. 18 at the Kendallville Event Center. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. . ^ 1-16-2013
Moore Earl J, 81, died July 29, in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis. His widow is the former M. Almeda Beckley of the Avilla area. He was born January 13, 1882 in Williams County, Ohio, and he and his wife moved from Kendallville to Louisville in 1924 and on to Indianapolis in 1929. He was one of the founders of Freeman Equipment Co., Indianapolis, and retired in 1956 as treasurer and general superintendent. He was a member of the Ben Hur in Kendallville. Services will be held at Flanner & Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary, Indianapolis, Friday. Final services will be in Berhalter Home on Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Edith L. Moore, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. George Maneval, Bryan, O., Mrs. George Fetzer, West Unity, O.; two brothers, Clarence A. of Bryan, O. and Benjamin of Columbus, O. ~ 8-1-1963
Moore Earl T, 76, native of Muncie and resident of Wolcottville since 1972, died Thursday at his residence. He was the son of Theodore and Bessie (Edwards) Moore and for more than 24 years was employed by Warner Gear in Muncie, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Warner Gear Sympathy Club. Surviving are his wife, Ella; a daughter, Marsha Beveridge, Wolcottville; three sons, Earl E. of Farmland, Phillip L. of Wolcottville, and Theodore E. of Riverside, Calif.; four sisters, Mabel Bowen, Leona Davis and Sevele Stewart of Muncie, and Helen of Chicago; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren Services Saturday at Meeks Mortuary. Burial, Elm Ridge Cemetery. + 8-30-1984
Moore Early, aged 20 years, 10 months and 16 days, died last Friday. Funeral was in the M. E. Church last Sabbath. ^ 3-31-1881
Moore Elizabeth A, 88, of Wawaka, died Tuesday (d.5-23-1989) in Kenney Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born Oct. 15, 1900 in Albion, the daughter of Seymour and Myrtle (Sparrow) Heltzel. She moved to the Wawaka area in 1929 and had been employed by Essex Wire in Ligonier. Her husband, Frank C., died in Sept. 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Erma (Rose) Ramer of Wolcottville; 3 sisters, Gladys Krotzer of South Milford, Goldie Patterson of Nappanee, and Esther Tompkins of North Liberty; 2 brothers, Floyd of Rome City, and Harry of Bremen; 3 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 5-23-1989
Moore Ellison, 38, who resided ¼ mile north of Merriam, shot himself between the eyes last Tuesday while he lay in bed. His son, Russell, aged 15 years, heard the shot and ran to his bedside taking the revolver away from him before he could fire the second shot. Moore was using a 38 caliber revolver which he had owned for some time. Neighbors stated he had been melancholy for some time and the attempted suicide was not unexpected. He lost his wife several years ago and was caring for his 4 children, Russell, Opal, Ruth and Raymond. He was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital at Garrett where he died Wednesday. He was a son of Charles Moore of Green Twp. + 11-?-1925
Moore Elvin, 70, former Fort Wayne, Hartford City and Cromwell resident, died last week in a San Jose, California hospital. Graveside services Friday at Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1951
Moore Estil C, 79, died today in Goshen Hospital. He was born March 3, 1894 in Sparta Twp, a son of John and Viola (Todd) Moore, and was married March 27, 1929 in Columbia City to Vesta Weeks. He was an employee of Marion Labor Union and was a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge and Lions Club. He lived in Cromwell the past 7 ½ years, moving from Marion, Ohio. Surviving are the widow; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Secrist, R. 1. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1973
Moore Eva J, 87, of R. 1, Rome City, died Friday in her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1898 in Kendallville, the daughter of Charles and Augusta (Westphal) Witt. She was a resident of Rome City for 45 years and a former cook at the Rome City School. She was a member of Rome City American Legion Auxiliary and Kendallville VFW Auxiliary. She was married Feb. 16, 1940 at Brimfield to Paul Moore. Surviving are her husband; a son, Stanley "Bud" Minor of Rome City; and 2 grandchildren. Services Monday at Hutchins Armes Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-29-1985
Moore Evelyn M, 86, died April 8, 2007 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. She was born Nov. 28, 1920 in Albion to Ben and Ethel (Randall) Norris. She married Robert H. Moore on May 27, 1939 in Albion. He died May 2, 2002. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Norman Bolinger of Topeka, Nila and David Davis of Albion and Ann and Gary Uhl of Kendallville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and Sandy Moore and Robert D. Moore of Albion; 2 sisters, Emmagene Long and Katherine Weber of Albion; 3 brothers, Rex and Joe Norris of Fort Worth, Tex., and Kenneth Norris of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jack, Alton and Ray Norris. Services Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 4-10-2007
Moore Evelyn S, 82, of Ligonier, died today at Goshen Hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1900 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of Edward and Lulu (Drain) Smith. On July 25, 1924 in Albion she married George Moore, who died in 1980. A retired teacher in the Perry Twp and Ligonier schools, she had lived in Ligonier many years before moving to South Bend. She returned to Ligonier one year ago. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Edward (Helen) Fisher of Ligonier. Private services Friday at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-30-1983
Moore Fannie, daughter of Howard Moore southwest of Avilla, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Hosler of near LaOtto Thursday. Funeral at Hopewell Church Saturday. ^ 5-2-1907
Moore Fannie F, aged 80 years and 2 days, (b. 10-6-1886) died Oct. 8, 1966 at the Kondas Nursing Home. Her husband, John, died in 1961. She was a daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Rhoads) Johnston. Surviving are one son, Harry Culler of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Bradie Peters and Mrs. Bertha Hire of Albion; two brothers, William of Tri-Lakes, and Alfred C. of Seattle, Wash. Funeral Oct. 10 at Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 10-?-1966
Moore Fanny F, aged 96 years and 28 days, died March 3, 1967 at the Marks Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 5, 1871 in Ligonier, a daughter of David J. and Nancy Ann (Skillen) Miller. Her husband, Fred B., died Nov. 13, 1950. One son, Glenn was born to them. He died in June 1960. Surviving are 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Leland of Albion. She was a member of Albion First Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Eastern Star. Funeral March 6 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1967
Moore Frances I, 90, died Sunday at River Bend Nursing Home. A Maples native, she had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. Her husband, William E., died in 1962. Surviving are 4 daughters, Viola M. McKee, Janice E. Ianucilli and Velma Clausen of Fort Wayne, and Mary Bernice Land of Ossian; 5 sons, Edwin L of Wolf Lake, Russell J. of Leesburg, Gerald P of Fort Wayne, Robert E of Harvard, Ill., and William J of Butler; and 49 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in St. Charles Catholic Church. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. + 2-13-1989
Moore Franklin C, about 71, (b. 8-12-1896) a retired railroader of Wawaka, died Sept. 14, 1967 at McCray Hospital. Although born in Williams County, Ohio, he was a lifelong resident of Noble County. He was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church, Eagles Lodge at Ligonier, and American Legion Post of Rome City. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth; one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Erma) Ramer of Shipshewana; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Smith and Mrs. Bertha Heltzel of Kendallville. Funeral Saturday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. One son, Clifford, preceded him in death. + 9-?-1967
Moore Fred B, about 83, (b. 10-6-1867) died Nov. 13, 1950. Funeral was yesterday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Fanny; one son, Glenn E. of Detroit; 3 grandsons; and three brothers, Frank of Fort Wayne, Edward of Rome City, and Delt of Indianapolis. He was a native and lifelong resident of Noble County, born at Rome City. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Albion Lodge 97 F & AM for 62 years, Eastern Star, Rotary Club, Knights Templar and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. He was the senior member of Noble County Abstract Office and at one time served as surveyor of Noble County. + 11-?-1950
Moore Freeman, 51, owner and operator of Ligonier Motor Co., died at Lakeside Hospital last Friday following an emergency operation. Surviving are the widow, 3 sons, 2 daughters, the father, one brother and 3 sisters. Last rites Sunday at Henney Funeral Home at Cromwell. + 12-?-1936
Moore Freeman Mrs, 41, died at her home west of town last week. from heart trouble. She leaves the husband; 3 sons, Hubert, Ralph and Lloyd; 3 daughters, Esther, Mildred and Lois; her mother, Mrs. Maggart; a sister, Mrs. Orlo Werker; and a brother, Russell Maggart of this community. Funeral Sunday at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Ligonier. Noble County Democrat 3-24-1927
Moore Garrett, 89, died Friday at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. He was named Kendallville's 1995 Citizen of the Year. He was born February 1, 1907 in Marion County to Prather and Sarah (Hendrix) Moore. On May 28, 1935 he married Helen Groves in Morrisville, Pa. She died Dec. 9, 1986. He was a supervisor at Allen Dairy until retiring in 1985. A graduate of Purdue University, he was a member of Kendallville Rotary with perfect attendance for 47 years, Masonic Lodge, Kendallville, Noble County Shrine and Mizpah Shrine and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne and a 48-year member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Virginia Moore of Danville; a daughter, Beverly Ann Moore of Mendocino, Calif.; 2 grandchildren, Kalaili Day and Mike Moore; a sister, Edith Eastridge of French Lick; and a brother, Herbert of Campbellsburg. A brother, Claude; and a sister, Fern Chamberlain, preceded him in death. Funeral at Trinity Church Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-7-1996
Moore Genevieve J, 71, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital of a heart attack. She was born in Avilla June 16, 1905 to Albertus and Della (Long) Lobdell and married Arthur R. Moore in Kimmell in July 1928. She and her husband operated Moore’s Meats south of Avilla and lived at Route 2. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving other than her husband are one son, Jack, Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Ben Grimm, R. 2, Avilla,; and four grandchildren. Services Friday at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 9-16-1976 + 9-?-1976
Moore George, 28, son of Samuel (deceased) and Mary Ann Moore of Green Twp died Saturday of dropsy. He leaves a wife and one child. ~ 9-17-1891 ^ 9-18-1891
Moore George M, 83, a lifelong resident of Rome City, was suffocated during a fire which started in the bedroom of his home there last Wednesday. The fire was extinguished before it spread to the rest of the house. Surviving are a son, Wendel at home; a brother; John; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Klose, Mendon, Mich. Funeral Friday from the home of Mrs. Cassius Smith in Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1935
Moore George W, 80, of South Bend, died Sunday in South Bend Hospital. Born May 30, 1899 in Windber, Pa., he was the son of William and Sarah (Townsend) Moore. On July 25, 1924 in Albion, he married Evelyn Smith, who survives. He had resided in South Bend the past 40 years. He had been a 25-year employee of Bendix Corp. before his retirement. He was a 1920 Tri-State graduate. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1980
Moore Grace F, 85, Avilla, died November 7 in McCray Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1883 in Michigan, the daughter of Austin and Millie Bradley. She was the widow of John Moore, who died in 1960. The couple was married in 1903 in LaOtto. She had resided in the LaOtto and Avilla areas for seventy years. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Harlan, Albion, and Mrs. William Worman, Churubusco; two sons, Arthur and Reuel, both of rural Avilla; one brother, Floyd Bradley; and one sister, Mrs. Georgia Richards, both of Huntertown; ten grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 11-14-1968 + 11-7-1968
Moore Guy Russell, 71, of Eagle Lake, Texas, and formerly of Noble County, died today in a Houston hospital. Born in Noble County Nov. 27, 1914, he was the son of C. Ellison and Bessie (Lamon) Moore. On Nov. 14, 1943 in Alexandria, La., he married Esora Mayeaux. He had lived in Noble County until WW II and served in the Army Air Corps. He was an electrical engineer with Gifford Hill Corp. and retired from there in 1984 after 40 years. He was a member of the Eagle Lake Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Roberta) Heileman of R. 1, Albion; three sons, Guy R. Jr. of Burleson, Texas, William Edward of Minden, La., and Ronald Lee of Sealy, Texas; two sisters, Opal Wade, Kendallville, and Mrs. Lawrence (Ruth) Tisdel of Sturgis, Mich.: 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A brother, Raymond, and a grandson, Jack Heileman, preceded him in death. Services Sunday in Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake. + 4-11-1986
Moore Harlan G, 73, died Sept. 15. He was the son of Marion and Ida (Conner) Moore. A daughter, Evelyn, preceded him in death. Surviving is the wife, Cecil; a daughter, Mrs. Qua May Stelling; 2 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Frank Hursey, Mrs. Helma Holler, Rocky Ford, Colo., and Mrs. Merta Spickler of Eugene, Ore. Mrs. Moore will be remembered as Cecil Hofer, former resident of Cromwell and vicinity. Services Monday in Long Beach, California. + 9-15-1960
Moore Helen, 58, R. 1, Avilla, died Monday in McCray Hospital. Born October 10, 1911, she had lived at the R. 1 address since 1925. She was married on January 1, 1932, in Kimmell, to Reuel Moore, owner of Moore Insurance Agency. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Mynhier, Connellsville, Penn., and Mrs. Lynn Liebing, 648 N. Riley St., Kendallville; her mother, Mrs. Lena Hall, LaGrange; two sisters, Miss Myra Hall, LaGrange, and Mrs. John Miller, Detroit, Mich.; and six grandchildren. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church where she had served as organist for many years. Funeral Thursday in Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 10-8-1970 + 10-?-1970
Moore Helen, 77, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Trenton, N.J., Feb. 17, 1909, she was the daughter of Walter and Maude (Hartshorn) Groves. On May 28, 1935 in Morrisville, Pa., she married Garrett Moore. She moved to Kendallville in 1943 from Huntingburg and was employed as a clerk at Barker’s Fruit & Flower Farm. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and Noble Chapter No. 122 OES. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Beverly of Mendocino, Calif.; a son, Robert of Danville; 3 sisters, Laura Mason of Levittown, Pa., and Frances Paxson and Vivian Groves of Morrisville; and 2 grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Services Monday in Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-9-1986
Moore Howard, 81, was found dead in bed at his home 5 miles southwest of Avilla Sunday. Death was due to heart trouble. He was a native and lifelong resident of the community and had engaged in farming. He died on the farm where he was born. His wife died some years ago and he had been residing with a son, John, until recently when the son went to Albion. Since then his grandson, Reuel Moore and wife had been making their home with the aged Mr. Moore. Surviving are 2 children, John of Albion, and Mrs. Lillie Hosler of LaOtto; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Hopewell Church, of which his father, the late Mr. Moore, was pastor. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ^ 9-17-1934
Moore Hubert R, 73, retired Chief Petty Officer with the U. S. Navy, formerly of Cromwell, died April 14 in his home at Clearlake Park, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Calif.; two stepsons; one brother, Lloyd; and 2 sisters, Lois Harper and Mildred W. Fausnaugh, Cromwell. Burial at sea was arranged by the VFW. + 4-14-1983
Moore J Marion died at his home in Cromwell Nov. 3, 1914, aged 55 years, 5 months, 20 days. Funeral at Lutheran Church, Cromwell, Nov. 5. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-3-1914
Moore J Warren, 90, died July 14 in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake. He was a lifelong resident of the Ligonier community. Surviving are 3 sons, one daughter, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Services today in the Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1952
Moore James M, 79, native of Green Twp, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hannon at Kendallville Monday from complications. He was born May 20, 1853, the son of William and Nellie Moore, and his early life spent in farming. Later he lived in both Fort Wayne and Kendallville. He married Rhoda Huntsman. Surviving are the daughter; a son, Forrest, Ontario, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Deardorff, Kendallville, Mrs. Nancy Duesler, Ligonier, Mrs. Sarah Huntsman, Colo.; and 3 brothers, Alfred, Columbia City, Charles, Albion, and Elisha, Seattle, Wash. + 12-?-1932
Moore James W, 48, died Monday at his Garrett residence. He was born Sept. 4, 1941 in Kimmell, the son of John W. and Orvileen (Spring) Moore. On Dec. 20, 1983 in Albion he married Carolyn Fletcher. He was a conductor on the CSXT Railroad and a member of Bass Masters Association. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 2 daughters, Janay B. Moore of Wolcottville and Dottie J. Weber of Kendallville; a son, James D. of Topeka; 2 brothers, John W. Jr. and Jeffery of Kimmell; and 3 granddaughters. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-5-1990
Moore Jeanette, 83, died at her home in Rome City last Friday of heart trouble. She was one of the oldest native born residents of Noble County. She was born on a farm a mile west of Rome City where she resided for over a half century, moving to Rome City 29 years ago. She was a member of the Rome City M.E. Church and Orange Chapter, Eastern Star. Her husband, William, died in 1918. She is survived by 4 sons, Frank and Edward of Rome City, Fred of Albion, and D. W., Indianapolis; a brother, Henry Hitchcock, Jamison, Neb.; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at the Rome City M. E. Church. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 11-28-1929
Moore Jesse B, son of Edward P. and Amanda Moore, was born Aug. 23, 1864 in LaGrange County, and died Dec. 26, 1916, age 52 years, 4 months and 3 days. He, with his parents, moved to Rome City in Oct. 1864, which place ever since has been his home. He married Mary Inverarity Nov. 14, 1888. They had 9 children, 7 of whom survive. He leaves his wife; 5 sons, Clinton, Benjamin, Kenneth, Charles and Paul; 2 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Elmore of Cement City, Mich., and Mrs. Alva Griffith of Toledo, O.; a mother; a sister, Mrs. Bert Lambert; a brother, Bret of Sears, Mich. + 12-26-1916
Moore John, 61, died of a heart attack in Mishawaka last Friday as he was brushing snow from his automobile. He and his wife reside just west of Cromwell. He was a retired carpenter and moved here about 3 years ago and remodeled a home on his farm. + 12-?-1962
Moore John, 93, died Tuesday in McDonald Hospital at Warsaw. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Blanche Voorhees of Garrett, Miss Lenore of Auburn, and Mrs. Myrtle Secrist of Cromwell; a son, Estil of Marion, Ohio; and 3 grandchildren. + 11-?-1949
Moore John P, 81, a retired farmer, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He suffered a heart attack. He had been a resident of this community most of his life. Surviving are the widow Grace; two sons, Arthur and Reuel, R. R. 1, Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. John Harlan, Albion, and Mrs. William Worman, LaOtto; a sister; 10 grandchildren. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church where services were held Tuesday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 12-29-1960 + 12-?-1960
Moore John S, 75, (b. 3-2-1886) of Albion, died July 19, 1961 of a heart attack. A retired railroad employee, he moved to Albion about 4 weeks ago from Wilmette, Ill. Survivors include his widow, Fannie, one son, 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home July 22. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 7-?-1961
Moore John W, 63, was a resident of Kimmell and died Saturday in Goshen Hospital of a heart attack. He was born in Whitley County Jan. 4, 1916 , the son of Willard C. and Susanna (Fisher) Moore. He married Orvileen Spring in Albion May 12, 1941. He was a veteran of WW II, a member of Kimmell United Methodist Church, Ligonier VFW, Albion American Legion Post 246 and the Kimmell Conservation Club. Surviving are his wife; three sons, James W., John W. Jr., and Jeff W., all of Kimmell; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Carol) Prickett and Mrs. Eldon (Betty) Diehm, Avilla, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Knight, Fort Wayne; one brother, Robert, Albion; and 10 grandchildren. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 6-28-1979 + 6-?-1979
Moore John W Jr., 51, died at his Kimmell residence Wednesday. He was born Jan. 23, 1943 in Wolf Lake to John W. and Orvileen H. (Spring) Moore. He was a 1961 graduate of Cromwell High School and was owner-operator of the 6&9 Bait Store west of Kendallville. He was a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge No. 705 and the Bassmasters Association. Surviving are his companion, Diane Bodary; a son, Jason of Kimmell; 3 daughters, Mrs. Kirk (Jonna) Maggert of Goshen, Mrs. Jeff (Joel) Bish of Bristol, and Jennifer Moore of Salem, Mass.; 2 stepsons; a brother, Jeff of Kimmell; and 2 grandchildren. A brother, James, preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday in Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-7-1994
Moore Joseph Marion died at his home in Cromwell Tuesday at the age of 55 years 5 months and 20 days. Diabetes was probably the direct cause of death. He was raised on his father’s farm southeast of Cromwell and later followed farming on his own land near the old homestead until about 15 years ago when he moved to town. He married Ida Conner in early life; and the wife, one son, Harley who lives on the farm; 3 daughters, Mrs. A. W. Beazel and Mrs. F. H. Haller of Sugar City, Co., and Mrs. Enoch Nulf of Junction City, Oregon, survive. Funeral this afternoon at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Albion New Era 11-11-1914
Moore Joseph P was born in Washington County, Pa., August 5, 1820, died December 23, 1892, aged 72 years, 4 months, 18 days. At the age of 17 he entered Jefferson College, at Cannonsburg, Pa., and graduated from that institution in 1843. He was married to Mary Bigger of Beaver County, Pa., March 28, 1844. Teaching at various places occupied his attention until 1850 when he accepted the principalship of the Collegiate Institute of Pittsburgh and remained at the head of this institution until failing health compelled him to relinquish the position. He removed to Noble County, Indiana, in 1865, purchasing a farm in Swan Twp, where he resided until his death. He lost the partner of his life Nov. 28, 1872. He was the father of six children, four of whom survive him. He was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church in 1860 and has been pastor of Hopewell Church about twenty years. On Sunday, the 25th, a large number of neighbors, friends and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 12-29-1892
Moore Judith L Steele, 59, died March 1, 2003 at her home. She was born in Fort Wayne Aug. 24, 1943. Surviving are her second husband, Billy Moore in Kendallville; 2 sons, Donald Steele of Spencerville and Lance Steele of Richmond; a brother, Lanny Maloney of Baltimore; her father, George Maloney of Indianapolis; and 2 grandchildren. Her first husband, Raymond Steele, died in 1984. Services Wednesday at Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 3-3-2003
Moore Kate, 72, died at her home in Rome City Friday from a stroke of paralysis. She was born in the state of New York and came to Fort Wayne about 45 years ago. She moved to Rome City shortly after reaching Indiana and lived there ever since. She is survived by the husband, George; and one son. Funeral Sunday at the M. E. Church in Rome City. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 4-?-1923
Moore Leonard G, about 67, died April 2, 1968 at his farm home on R. 2, southwest of Albion. A retired farmer and trucker, he was born July 19, 1900 in Carroll County, Ohio, the son of Oliver and Sarah (Sipe) Moore. He was married to Mary Black on March 4, 1920. Surviving are his wife; a son, Leonard Jr., R. 2, Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Knafel of R. 2, Albion, and Mrs. Carol Pyle of R. 2, Kendallville; 7 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Fern Borgman in Japan, and Mrs. Nora Geiger of Wolf Lake. Funeral this afternoon at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1968
Moore Leonard Jr, died July 19, 1992 in Cameron Hospital in Angola. He was born in Noble County May 4, 1923, the son of Leonard G. and Mary (Black) Moore. A veteran of WW II, he was a lifelong Noble County resident and a retired farmer. He was a member of VFW and American Legion Post in Kendallville. Surviving are 3 daughters, Deb Miller of Rome City, Diann Cook of Ligonier and Donita Freeman of Kendallville; 2 sons, Dennis of Albion and Dave of Avilla; a sister, Mrs. Harlan (Lois) Knafel of Albion; 9 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-19-1992
Moore Lloyd H, 75, died Wednesday in Carriage Manor Nursing home in Goshen. He was born in Noble County Aug. 4, 1917, the son of Freeman C. and Harriet B. (Maggart) Moore. A lifetime Cromwell area resident, he was funeral director 1948-1962 in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, and Masonic Lodge 705, both in Cromwell, American Legion in Ligonier, VFW in Syracuse, 40 & 8 in Albion. He was an Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Coleen) Samolczyk of Goshen; a son, Phillip "Greg" of South Bend; a sister, Lois Harper of Cromwell; and 3 grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-24-1993
Moore Luther E, 60, husband of Marsha Moore, French teacher in the local school system, and an engineer at the Magnavox Company, was dead on arrival at the Parkview Hospital Monday morning. Services were Wednesday. He was a graduate of Purdue University and a member of the American Metals Society. Surviving besides the widow are three children, Barbara Ann, Terry and Steven, all at home; three brothers, Paul, Indianapolis, John, Daleville and Lloyd, Sheridan; and a sister, Mrs. Harvey Leonard, Cicero, Ill. Services at Klaehn Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 11-10-1966
Moore M Almeda, 92, died Sunday in Turtle Creek Central Home, Indianapolis. She was born Dec. 13, 1882 in Noble County to J. McClure and Lodema E. (Kelly) Beckley. She married Earl J. Moore in 1911 in Kendallville. He preceded her in death. She lived in Indianapolis since 1929 and in Noble County until 1924, when she moved to Louisville. Her husband founded Freeman Co. of Indianapolis. She was a 1908 graduate of Angola Teachers College and taught school in the area until 1911. Surviving are a daughter, Edith L., Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Lulu Kelham, Kendallville. One son died in 1922. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Moore M Chester, 61, of 4751 Bradwood Terrace, who was associated with Wayne Pump Co. over 30 years, died today in Parkview Hospital. A native of Cromwell, he was the son of the late Elvin and Stella (Schlabach) Moore, and was a graduate of Hartford City High School and lived in Fort Wayne since 1927. He was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald D. Huntoon, Arlington Heights, Ill.; a brother, Malcolm, Mt. Clemens, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. (Martha) Harry James, Escondido, Calif. Funeral Tuesday at C. M. Sloan & Sons in Fort Wayne. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1971
Moore Malcolm P, 70, former editor of the Macomb Daily and South Macomb News, died Saturday in his winter home in Venice, Fla. He was born in Cromwell, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Moore and lived in Hartford City many years. He began his newspaper career with the Daily Leader and retired in 1965 after 18 years as editor-in-chief of publications of Ford Tractor & Implements, Birmingham. He maintained a summer residence in Mt. Clemens. A graduate of the University of Illinois, he was a veteran of the Air Force in WW II and a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Katheryn; a daughter, Mrs. James VanVercar; a sister, Mrs. Martha James, Escondido, Calif.; four grandchildren. A brother, Chester, preceded him in death. + 4-?-1974
Moore Maria J, 57y1m10d, daughter of Augustus and Catherine Snyder was born at Monroeville July 2, 1851, and died at her cottage home at Lake Wawasee, near Cromwell Aug 12, 1914. With her parents she came to the old home farm near Indian Village in 1866. While living here she united with the Evangelical Lutheran church at Salem afterwards moving her membership to Cromwell, in which she lived and died. On March 18, 1880 she married Milton Moore. To this union were born five children. Obsequies at the residence on Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery . * August 1914
Moore Martha Ellen, nee Lemmon, wife of T. R. Moore, died at her home in Avilla April 15, aged 36 years, 7 months and 23 days. She was born near Attica, Seneca County, Ohio Aug. 22, 1848; married to T. R. Moore March 1, 1868; moved to Noble County Sept. 27, 1872; located in Avilla April 21, 1882, where she resided up to the time of her death. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral Friday. ^ 4-24-1885
Moore Mary, wife of Rev. Moore, Presbyterian minister of Swan Twp, fell from a carriage in Green Twp on Monday last and the wheel passed over her body inflicting internal injuries from which she died on Thursday. It appears that the end of the seat on which she was sitting gave way as the wagon wheel on that side sank in a deep rut and she was precipitated under the wheel. Albion New Era 12-5-1872
Moore Mary, wife of Joseph Moore, died at her home southwest of Cromwell May 17, 1900, aged 70 years, 2 months and 8 days. Funeral at Byer Church May 19. + 5-19-1900
Moore Mary E, about 85, (b. 10-15-1872) a native and lifelong resident of this community, died Dec. 20, 1957 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Duesler in Jefferson Twp northeast of Albion. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Charles, died about 25 years ago. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1957
Moore Mary Fianna, youngest daughter of J. Howard and Ocie M. Moore, was born in Swan Twp Aug. 7, 1885 and died April 25, 1907, aged 21 years, 8 months and 18 days. She united with the Presbyterian Church at Hopewell in 1892. She died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hosler, in DeKalb County, of tuberculosis of the brain. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 4-?-1907
Moore Mary M, 87, Albion, died today (d. 12-16-1985) at McCray Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1898 in Noble County to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Black. She was married March 4, 1920 to Leonard Moore, who died in 1968. She was a member of the Albion Presbyterian Church and a lifelong resident of the area. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harlan (Lois) Knafel, Albion; and one son, Leonard Jr. of Michigan; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one daughter preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-16-1985
Moore Mary Orvileen, 66, died June 12 in her home. She was born April 24, 1910 in Kimmell and lived in Cromwell all her life. In 1928 in South Bend she married Ralph B. Moore, who died in 1971. Surviving are two sons, Nary of Port Canton, Ohio, and Milton of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Mrs. Monroe Williams of Amarillo, Tex., Mrs. Charles Werker of Kimmell, and Mrs. David Stahly of Tipton; 20 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services today in Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial , Sparta Cemetery. + 6-12-1976
Moore Minnie, 78, died Sunday at her home in Cromwell. She was found dead in her bed by Mrs. Ruth McFarren and Mrs. Dolores Rimmel, who investigated when they noticed she had not raised her blinds. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Noah Shock of Ligonier; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Dillon of Syracuse; a stepson, Elvin Moore of Fort Wayne; and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Roy Eaton and Mrs. Mabel Henney of Cromwell. Services Tuesday in Henney Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Byers Cemetery. + 7-?-1948
Moore Minnie, about 59, died at her Ligonier home March 7, 1948. She had lived in Ligonier most of her life. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; a son, Charles at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Gerren of Elkhart; six grandchildren; five brothers, William Duesler of Albion, Fred Duesler of Ligonier, Alfred and Vern Duesler of Elkhart, and Clifford Duesler of LaGrange; one sister, Mrs. Lottie Weaver of Wawaka. Services Wednesday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1948
Moore Nettie, 83, died at her home in Rome City last Friday of heart trouble. She was one of the oldest native-born residents of Noble County. She was born on a farm a mile west of Rome City where she resided for over a half century, moving to Rome City 29 years ago where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Rome City M. E. Church and of Orange Chapter, Eastern Star. Her husband, William, died in 1918. She is survived by four sons, Frank and Edward, Rome City, Fred of Albion, and D. W., Indianapolis; a brother, Henry Hitchcock, Jamison, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at the M. E. Church in Rome City. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + No date
Moore Nettie Alva, daughter of James M. and Rhoda Moore, was born in Green Twp Oct. 16, 1887, died at Fort Wayne, Aug. 20, 1906, aged 18 years, 10 months and 4 days after an operation for peritonitis at Lutheran Hospital. She leaves a father, mother, three sisters and one brother. The last nine years of her life were spent in Kendallville. At the age of 13 she united with the Christian Church and was also a member of the Lady Macabees. A short service was at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-20-1906
Moore Nora (Miller), about 70, for many years a resident of Rome City, Oct. 19, 1946 at McCray Hospital. She was a member of the Rome City Methodist Church and OES. Surviving are the husband, Edward; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Ferguson of Ligonier, Mrs. Louise Kimmell of Waco, Texas, and Mrs. Mildred Prickett of Rome City; 3 sons, Harold and Ralph at home, and Karl of Fort Wayne; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Rome City Methodist Church. + 10-?-1946
Moore Ocie May, daughter of John and Fianna Mendenhall, was born in Swan Twp September 4, 1852; died November 30, 1899, aged 47 years, 2 months and 26 days. On October 12, 1876, she married J. H. Moore by the Rev. J. P. Moore. In 1889 she, with her husband, united with the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. She was the mother of three children, one son and two daughters, all of whom survive her. She also leaves a mother, four brothers and one sister. * 1899
Moore Oliver was born March 3, 1855 in the state of Va., and died at his home in Albion March 1, 1930, aged 74 years, 11 months and 29 days. He is the third child of a family of 12 children and was the first to die. The oldest sister is in her eighties and the youngest brother is 55. Only 2 brothers live close, John of Chicago, and Lemuel of Greenfield, Ind. The rest are scattered in far away states. On Jan. 14, 1883 he married Sadie Sipe, who died a year ago Feb. 19. They had 6 girls and 3 boys. Mable died 6 years ago, the rest of the children with 18 grandchildren, are left. He was a member of the local Wesleyan Methodist Church where funeral was held March 4. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 3-?-1930
Moore Orson C, 65, died at his home March 12, 1964. He had resided in that community 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; two sons, Orson Jr. of Columbia City, and Herman of Marianna, Fla.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Forest Woodward of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Keith Deetz of Helmer, Mrs. Robert Butcher of Wolcottville, and Mrs. Audes Acres of Columbia City; a brother, Frank of Wawaka; three sisters, Mrs. Grover Polston of Wawaka, Mrs. Bertha Heltzel of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Viola Jeffries of Albion; 28 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1964
Moore Orvileen H, 68, died Friday in Ligonier Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 22, 1923 in Kimmell to James and Eliza (Penrod) Spring. On May 21, 1941 in Albion she married John W. Moore. He died in 1979. A lifetime Noble County resident, she had worked for Wirk Garment Co. in Ligonier and was a member of Kimmell United Methodist Church and Kimmell Conservation Club. Surviving are 2 sons, John and Jeff of Kimmell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Glen (Elfie) Deardorff of Kimmell and Georgia Bussen of Edwardsburg, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A son, James, died in 1990; and a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral today in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-21-1992
Moore Patricia Lou, 8, critically ill for 3 weeks, died Dec. 2 at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lobdell, near Avilla. Other survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moore; a sister, Jeanne; and a brother, Jack, Avilla; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, Avilla. Services Tuesday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home at Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 12-?-1944
Moore Paul H, 77, a lifetime Rome City resident, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Rome City Sept. 16, 1909, he was the son of Jesse and Mary Ann (Inverarity) Moore. On Feb. 16, 1940 in Brimfield, he married Eva J. Witt, who died in 1985. He was a longtime employee of McCray Refrigerator, Kendallville, and a substitute rural mail carrier. A WW II Army veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 2749, Kendallville, and a charter member of Robert W. Schermerhorn Post 381, Rome City. Surviving are a son, Stanley "Bud" Minar of Rome City; two grandchildren, Paul Minar of Kendallville, and Gay Crews of Lakeside, Calif.; a nephew, Jack Moore of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and a niece, Helen Riffner of Perrysburg, Ohio. Services Wednesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-16-1987
Moore Phoebe Skinner, 85, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died July 13 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norris Winebrenner in Green Twp following a stroke of apoplexy. She was the widow of Alfred Moore and a member of Christian Chapel. Also surviving are a son, Garrie Skinner, Wolf Lake; a foster daughter, Mrs. Harry Schaper, Columbia City; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Izora Miller, Churubusco, and Mrs. Nora Zumbrun, Whitley County. Funeral Tuesday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1952
Moore Ralph D, 63, lifetime Cromwell resident, died Wednesday at his home from cancer. Born Jan. 27, 1908, he was the son of Freeman and Harriett (Maggart) Moore. He and Mary Bickel were married in 1928 in South Bend. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Monroe Williams of Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. Charles Werker of Kimmell, and Mrs. David Stahly of Tipton; 2 sons, Nary of North Vernon, and Milton of Grissom Air Force Base, Peru; 2 sisters, Mrs. A. C. Fausnaugh of Kimmell, and Mrs. Lois Harper of Cromwell; 2 brothers, Hubert of Hayward, Calif., and Lloyd of Syracuse; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1971
Moore Raymond E, 74, R. 2, Kendallville, died Saturday (d. 2-16-1985) in Parkview Hospital. He was born June 7, 1910 in Jefferson Twp, the son of Charles Ellison and Bessie (Lamon) Moore. He married Virginia Loveall Oct. 17, 1937. He was a retired East Noble School Corporation employee and farmer. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. James (Judy) Shrock, Albion; three sons, Keith and Kent, Albion, and Kay of Elkhart; two sisters, Opal Wade, Kendallville, and Ruth Tisdel of Sturgis, Mich.; one brother, Russell of Eagle Lake, Texas; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 2-21-1985 + 2-16-1985
Moore Reuel, 68, died June 15 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He retired from International Harvester in 1970 and was an independent insurance agent. A lifetime resident, he was born in rural Avilla Oct. 28, 1910 to John and Grace (Bradley) Moore. His first wife, Helen, died in 1970, and he married Catherine Brindle Sept. 1, 1973. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Hillegass, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert Mynhier, Cresaptown, Md.; a brother, Arthur, Avilla; a sister; Mrs. John Harlan, Albion; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto. Service June 18 in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-23-1977 + 6-?-1977
Moore Robert was born at Marietta, Lancaster County, Penn. Dec. 6, 1822. He learned the trade of cooper when quite young and followed it for many years. He was married to Sarah McCuen of Chester County, Penn. Dec. 13, 1848 and moved to Rome City, Ind. in 1857. He served as a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, being a member of Co. A 1st Regiment, Ind. Vol. Heavy Artillery. He was a charter member of the M. E. Church. Nine children were members of this family, 2 daughters and 2 sons remaining, also his wife. He died June 22, aged 81 years 6 months and 16 days. Funeral at his residence Friday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-1-1904
Moore Robert H, 84, of Albion, died May 3, 2002 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Kendallville. He was born in Newaygo County, Mich. on September 8, 1917, the son of Willard and Susanna (Fischer) Moore. He married Evelyn Norris on May 27, 1939 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia White and Norman Bolinger of Topeka, Nila and David Davis of Albion, and Ann and Gary Uhl of Kendallville; 2 sons and a daughters-in-law, Richard and Sandy Moore of Albion, Robert D. Moore of Rome City; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Eldon Diehm of Avilla; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His parents, 4 sisters and a brother preceded him in death. He lived in Noble County over 75 years and was a monument salesman for Patton Monument for over 50 years, a farmer, a Moorman Feed salesman and an Albion Twp trustee for 24 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Services May 6 at Trinity Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 5-16-2002
Moore Robert L, 84, of Tipton, died January 4, 2013 at his residence.  He was born April 4, 1928 in Albion to Clarence and Bessie (Wells) Moore.  He married Nancy Sorg on June 29, 1956 and she died January 1, 2006.  He had worked for Rieth-Riley and E&B Paving. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tipton. He was a graduate of Albion High School and had attended IU-Fort Wayne.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.  He is survived by 2 sons, Michael “Skeet” Moore of Tipton and Gayle Moore of Massachusetts; 2 daughters, Robin Cook, Greenfield and Wreny Howell of Anderson; 3 sisters, Helen Hipshire and husband Delbert, Columbia City, Judy Sparrow and husband Harold, Arizona and Joanne Davis, Fort Wayne; one brother, Wayne Moore and wife Ina, Ligonier; seven grandchildren, ReAnna Cook, Renee Cook, Bryan Moore, Josh Moore, Jeremy Moore, Whitney Moore, and TJ Fortner; and 8 great-grandchildren, Zoe Fortner, Ellie Fortner, Jordan Cook, Cobie Currie, Jaylen Currie, Carolina Zemlick, Ariana Meyer and Hope Moore. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Robert Fortner; one sister, Mildred Miller and one brother, Paul Moore.  Funeral Jan. 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Tipton.  Burial, Fairview Cemetery with military honors.  ^ 1-6-2013
Moore Roger Rex, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Moore of two miles southwest of Albion died Tuesday. Private services were Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 9-?-1934
Moore Sandra Dawn - See Violet Whitford.
Moore Sarah Elizabeth, 68, died at her home last Tuesday from diabetes. She was a native of Hancock County, O., and was born Sept. 11, 1860. She was married to Oliver Moore on Jan. 14, 1884. He survives with the following children, Mrs. Vern Geiger, Mrs. Myral Hiatt, Mrs. Clyde Geiger, Mrs. August Borgman, Albion, Mrs. Hufty of Whitley County, Clarence and Leonard, Albion, and Albert of Fredonia, Pa.; brothers and sisters, John, Frank and Minnie Sipe, Greenfield, Ind., Lillie Sipe, Indianapolis, Mrs. Frank Carr, Noblesville, Ind., E. M. Smith, Delphi, Ind. Funeral from the home Thursday. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1929
Moore Serena, wife of Leslie Moore and daughter of Mrs. R. Williams, died May 6, 1884, aged 29 years, 10 months and 12 days, from pulmonary consumption. She leaves her husband, a son, her mother, a brother and three sisters. Albion New Era 5-15-1884
Moore Silas died June 14, 1902 and was born in Washington County, Pa., May 24, 1822, the son of Russell and Elizabeth (Scott) Moore, who were of Scotch descent. His time was passed on the home farm until he was 21 years old. He then commenced working at the carpenter’s grade and wagon making. In 1856 he went to Jefferson County, Ohio, where he worked at his trade eight years. He started for Ill. in April 1864 and on his way stopped in Noble County and purchased his present farm at Green Center, where he resided until his demise. He was the father of Leslie, Melissa, Mary E. Moore and Nancy Beard. Melissa died in infancy, and the other three children are left. + 6-?-1902
Moore Stella of Fort Wayne died Saturday at the Lutheran Hospital. A native of Cromwell, she had lived in Fort Wayne for the past 23 years. She also lived in Hartford City for 12 years. She was a member of the Hartford City Methodist Church and the Macabee Lodge. Surviving are the husband, Elvin; two sons, Malcolm of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Chester of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Martha James of Campbell, Calif.; one brother, Harry Schlabach of Ligonier; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Smith of Elkhart. Funeral Tuesday at C. M. Sloan Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1950
Moore Susanna, 68, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been ill since the death of her husband, Willard, January 31. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Knight of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Mary Wright, Mrs. Carol Prickett and Mrs. Betty Diehm of Avilla; two sons, John of Kimmell and Robert of Avilla; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Beulah Chaney of Albion; twelve grandchildren and four sisters. Funeral Monday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-16-1950 + 3-?-1950
Moore Vesta, 87, formerly of Cromwell and recently of Goshen, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1901 in Kimmell, the daughter of Perry and Mary (McKeever) Weeks. She was a homemaker and 50-year member of OES, Syracuse. Her husband, Estil, preceded her in death. The only survivors are 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Services Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-5-1988
Moore Virginia M, 84, of Kendallville, died Jan. 8, 2003 at her home. She had retired from No-Sag in Kendallville in 1983. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. She was born Aug. 12, 1918 in Jefferson Twp, Noble County, to Brenton and Viola Loveall. On Oct. 17, 1937 she married Raymond E. Moore at their home. He died Feb. 16, 1985. Two sisters, Helen Rogers and Marie Treesh, are also deceased. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and James Shrock of Albion; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Kay and Beverly of Elkhart, Keith and Erma of Greensburg and Kent and Vicki of Albion; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Services Monday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 1-11-2003
Moore Willard Charles, son of Charles and Minerva Jane Moore, was born January 22, 1880 in Green Twp and died at his home in Avilla January 31, 1950. He was married to Elizabeth Ott December 1902 and she died in February 1913. They had one child, Beulah May Chaney, of Albion who survives. On September 13, 1913 he married Susanna Fisher and they had six children. Survivors include the widow, two sons, John of Kimmell and Robert, four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Knight of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Mary Wright, Mrs. Carol Prickett and Mrs. Betty Diehm of Avilla, and twelve grandchildren. Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. George Bowers of Green Twp, the stepmother, Mrs. Mary Moore, one stepsister, Mrs. William Duesler, and one stepbrother, Frank Wilson of Albion. He was a member of Calvary E. U. B. Church of Avilla where services were conducted. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 2-2-1950 + 1-?-1950
Moore William J, 85, of Albion, died Thursday (d. 10-29-1987) in Kendallville Manor. He was born Nov. 14, 1901 in Canada, the son of William J. and Alice (Ansley) Moore. He moved to this area from Ohio in 1927. Surviving are two sisters, Maybelle Leipold and Marjorie Campbell of Fort Wayne. Services Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 10-29-1987
Moore William James, youngest of 11 children of John and Martha (Collins) Moore, was born Nov. 7, 1854 in Union County, Ohio. He was first married to Ida Montgomery and resided near Claibourne, Union County, Ohio, where she died. No children were born of this marriage. He then married Alice C. Ansley at Rushsylvania, Logan County, Ohio, June 2, 1896. They had 3 daughters, Martha, Maybelle and Marjorie; and one son, William Johnson Moore. He joined the Christian Church at Rushsylvania, Ohio, soon after his marriage. Several years after his marriage he moved his wife and daughter to the Lake of the Woods region in Ontario, Canada, where their son, William Johnson was born. He lived there for four years. Then he moved to Bellefontaine, Ohio, where the third child, Maybelle, was born. He then moved his family to Richmond, Va., where the youngest child, Marjorie, was born. In March 1917 he moved his family back to Logan County, Ohio. On New Years Day 1927 he moved with his family to Fort Wayne, Ind. The next year he moved to Noble County where he spent his remaining years. On Aug. 20, 1943 he suffered a stroke of apoplexy. He died Aug. 25, 1943, aged 88 years, 9 months, 18 days. Funeral Aug. 27 at Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wright Cemetery. Air Cadet Roland D. Waters from San Antonio, Texas, arrived just in time for his grandfather’s funeral. + 9-?-1943
Moore William S, 83, of Ligonier, died Jan. 25, 2001 in Goshen General Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1917 in New Castle, Penn. to William Glenn and Carrie Elizabeth (Stevenson) Moore. On April 18, 1944 he married Virginia Louer in New Castle, Penn. He had been a radio operator for the Indiana State Police from 1941 to 1963 and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church and Ligonier American Legion Post 243. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jackie Moore, Benton Harbor, Mich.; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Moore, Logansport, and Gail and Robert Parish, Greensboro, N.C.; 2 sisters, Grace Spiers and Delores Kerr of New Castle, Penn.; 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christopher and William Parish and Heather Whaley; and one great-grandchild, Tess Whaley. A granddaughter, Heidi Moore; and a great-grandson, Tyler, preceded him in death. Services Monday in Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-27-2001
Moore Wilmer, about 55, died Wednesday at his home in Battle Creek, Mich. Surviving is the widow, the former Lillian Haney of Albion. Funeral at Battle Creek Friday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1944
Moorhouse Anna R, 49, (b. 3-22-1904 - d. 3-26-1953) died Friday at the home of her father, Edward Moorhouse, near Skinner Lake, after an illness of fifteen months with a heart ailment. Final rites Monday in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament at Albion. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery of Avilla. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Marie Koch of Chicago. ~ 4-2-1953 + 3-?-1953
Moorhouse Edward E, about 77, died Sept. 29, 1957 at the V.A. Hospital in Fort Wayne from a heart and kidney ailment. He was born near Albion in Jefferson Twp, and except for a few years in Chicago as a railroad agent had always lived in this community. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion American Legion Post 246 and VFW Post 6413, and a Spanish-American War veteran. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. William Koch of Chicago; 7 grandchildren; one brother, Bernard of Pekin, Ill.; and 5 sisters, Mrs. Estella Vogeding and Miss Ellen of Garrett, Mrs. Cora Meyer and Mrs. Mary Myers of South Bend, and Mrs. George Young of Huntertown. Final rites Wednesday in the Blessed Sacrament Church here. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. + 9-?-1957
Moorhouse Ellen, 92, a longtime Garrett resident, died today in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born June 20, 1887 in rural Albion, the daughter of John and Rebecca (Monroe) Moorhouse. She was a retired teacher and had taught in the Elkhart school system. Surviving is one brother, J. B., Pekin, Ill. She was a member of the Rosary Society, Daughters of Isabella, National Retired Teachers Association and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garrett where funeral will be held Monday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Moorhouse J Bernard, 95, died Feb. 5, 1990 in St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. A son of John W. and Rebecca (Monroe) Moorhouse, he was born Nov. 22, 1894 in Albion. His first wife died in 1974 and his second in 1987. A brother, Edward, and 5 sisters also preceded him in death. He is survived by 4 sons; 2 daughters, 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He graduated from Albion High School in 1912 and taught and coached basketball in area schools before attending Purdue University. After graduation he taught electrical engineering in Oklahoma and Spring (end of clipping) + 2-5-1990
Moorhouse John was born in County Yorkshire, England, Sept. 28, 1805; died Dec. 2, 1887, aged 82 years, 2 months and 4 days. He was married to Eliza Ann Body at Bishop Thornton, England, June 3, 1829. They had 5 sons and 2 daughters. Three of the children survive him, John, Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Sedgwick, all residents of Noble County. His wife died in 1860. He came to the United States in 1832 and settled in the state of New York. In 1842 he removed to Noble County and settled on the farm in Jefferson Twp on which he died. Business and family interests called him to England several times, and he made 9 crossings of the Atlantic Ocean. Funeral at the Avilla Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery there. + 12-18-1887 ^ 12-16-1887
Moorhouse John J, about 40, (b. 2-15-1911 - d. 3-9-1951) of Albion, died Friday at McCray Hospital following a heart attack. Surviving are the widow, Mildred; 3 sons, Edward, John Jr. and Joseph; and 2 daughters, Anita and Kathryn, all at home; his father, Edward E of Albion; and 2 half-sisters, Anna of Albion and Mrs. Marie Koch of Chicago. Funeral was Monday at Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He was a native of this community, a graduate of the Albion School and had lived here all his life except for a short time spent in Illinois. + 3-?-1951
Moorhouse John W, son of John and Eliza Moorhouse, was born in Jefferson Twp June 4, 1846, and died at his home east of Albion April 4, 1926, aged 79 years and 10 months, the last member of a family of 8 children. He spent his entire life in Noble County, with the exception of four years in Fort Wayne and one year in England. He was educated in the public school near his home, the Cathedral School of Fort Wayne, and was graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich. in 1870. He followed the profession of a teacher for several years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Albion. On Feb. 16, 1874 he was married to Rebecca Mary Monroe in the Immaculate Conception Cathedral at Fort Wayne. They had 7 children, Mrs. L. O. Meyer of Kendallville, Mrs. E. T. Vogeding of Garrett, Edward E. of West Pullman, Ill., Mrs. George A. Young of Huntertown, Mrs. Fred I. Myers of Annapolis, Md., J. Bernard of Springfield, Ill., and Ellen at home. For many years he was trustee of Jefferson Twp. He was a charter member of Noble County Horticultural Society and served as secretary for 12 years. Besides his wife and children he leaves 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. One grandchild, Rebecca Moorhouse, preceded him in death. + 4-?-1926
Moorhouse Mary A, wife of Edward Moorhouse, died at her home in Jefferson Twp Thursday from cancer. Funeral will be from the Catholic Church at Ege. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. Surviving are the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marie Koch of Chicago, and Anna at home; a son, John at home; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Jennings, Mrs. Mary Jennings and Mrs. Joseph Smelzer, all of Chicago; 2 grandsons. A daughter, Rebecca, died 16 years ago at the age of 4. ^ 2-17-1934
Moorhouse Rebecca, born in Putnam County, Ohio Oct. 22, 1851 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Estella Vogeding in Garrett, Ind. Jan. 2, 1933. She was the daughter of Ann Wolcott and William Monroe. At an early age she came with her family to Indiana. On Feb. 16, 1874 she married John W. Moorhouse at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne. In 1877 they moved from Fort Wayne to the farm in Jefferson Twp, where they lived for 52 years. He died in April 1926. Since then she has spent her summers on her farm and winters with her daughters. She is survived by 7 children, Mrs. Cora Meyer and Mrs. Mary Myers of South Bend, Mrs. Estella Vogeding of Garrett, Edward E. of Jefferson Twp, Mrs. Anna Young of Huntertown, Ellen of Elkhart, and John Bernard of Pekin, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garrett. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 1-?-1933
Moorhouse Teresa Sue, 18-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Moorhouse of R. 3, Albion, died Feb. 26, 1963 at the Linville Hospital in Columbia City from pneumonia. She is survived by one brother, John David; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Starkey of R. 4, Albion and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bordner; and the great-grandparents, Mrs. Blanche Starkey of Syracuse, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Kesling of R. 4, Albion, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cook, Galesburg, Ill. Services today at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-16-1963
Moorman Henry, 79, of R. 3, Kendallville, died Monday at his residence. Born Sept. 24, 1899 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Benjamin and Agnes (Woencker) Moorman. On Nov. 1, 1923 he married Emma Schamburg. He had been employed as a salesman for Dean Colter and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry L. of Los Angeles, Calif. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Concordia Cemetery in Fort Wayne. + 5-?-1979

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