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Pranger Barbara E, 74, of rural Churubusco, died July 21, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital where she had been since a traffic accident in Allen County, July 13. She was an Avon representative and also had been employed in the jewelry department at LS. Ayres and at Super Market Services. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. She was born Nov. 8, 1929 in Allen County to Joseph and Eloise (Ardern) McGuire. On Aug. 23, 1952 in Whitley County she married Donald Pranger. Surviving are her husband; a son, Donald B. of Churubusco; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Geiger, and Joan and Walter Keller of Churubusco; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Jean McGuire of Churubusco and Robert and Janet McGuire of Merriam; and 3 grandchildren, David, Andy and Elizabeth Pranger. Services Saturday at Sheets & Child Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-22-2004
Pranger Donald M, 78, of rural Churubusco, died Jan. 28, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been employed at Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. in Fort Wayne for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. A graduate of Huntertown High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was born in Allen County on May 11, 1929 to Frank and Elizabeth (Pepe) Pranger. He married Barbara E. McGuire on Aug. 23, 1952. She died July 21, 2004. Surviving are a son, Donald B. of Churubusco; a sister, Deloris Bock of Fort Wayne; a sister-in-law, Lavon Pranger of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, David and Katie Pranger, Andy and Amber Pranger and Elizabeth Pranger; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harold and Walter. Services Friday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial with military graveside rites at Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-30-2008
Prater Creed, 57, of 947 Lions Dr., died today at his residence. Born in Hueysville, Ky. on Aug. 8, 1924, he was the son of Will and Sarah (Prater) Prater. On June 1, 1946 in Garrett, Ky., he married Lilly Conley. A retired coal miner, he moved from Hueysville to Rome City 16 years ago. He was a deacon and member of the Salem United Baptist Church in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Virginia Mullinix of Rome City and Lois Wertz of Albion; a son, Carl of Rome City; 2 sisters, Hester Vanderpool of Greenup, Ky., and Nora Shepherd of Hueysville; a brother, Leonard of Stanton, Ky.; and 5 grandchildren. One son, one daughter, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral at Community Baptist Church in Hueysville Saturday. + 9-?-1981
Prater Ezekel, 60, R. 1, Wawaka, died Oct. 16 in his home. He was born May 5, 1915 in Hueysville, Ky. He was married to Zelia Bailey in Hueysville July 19, 1941. He was previously employed by Fan Coach Co., Inc., LaGrange. He moved to Wawaka from Kendallville 10 years ago. Surviving are his wife; 5 daughters, 3 sons, 3 stepsons, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 35 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Oct. 19 in United Community Baptist Church at Floyd, Ky. Burial, was in Floyd County, Ky. + 10-?-1975
Prater G Douglas, 61, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Glo, Ky., April 27, 1930 to Richard and Lucille (Conley) Prater. On March 13, 1956 in Sunbury, Ohio, he married Wanda Lee Wallace. He had lived in Kendallville 22 years. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and had served in France. He was a 20-year employee of Navistar in Fort Wayne; a barber; and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla, Masonic Lodge No. 276 in Kendallville and Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a son, Michael of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Irene Potter of Dayton, Ohio, Ruth Bruce of Wise, Va., and Betty Cass of Rome City; 3 brothers, Richard of Norton, Va., Roy and Tom of Dayton, Ohio; and 2 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a sister, Burneda Wallace, and a brother, Harold. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1991
Prater Harold, 59, R. 2, Kendallville, died this morning at McCray Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1916 in Van Lear, Ky. to Richard and Lucille (Conley) Prater. His wife, the former Belinda Strongton, preceded him in death. He was a retired civil service employee, a veteran of WW II and a member of Texas organizations, the Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge, VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. James (Burneda) Wallace, Kendallville, Mrs. Lee (Irene) Roach, New Carlisle, Ohio, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Hawkins, Kendallville, Mrs. Jack (Ruth) Bruce, Wise, Va.; and 4 brothers, Roy, West Carrollton, Ohio, Richard C., Wise, Va., Douglas, Kendallville, and Lowell, Dayton, Ohio. + 12-?-1955
Prater Jack C, 54, Carbondale, Ohio native and 31-year resident of Huntertown, died in Parkview Hospital April 20. He was a regional messenger at I&M Electric Co. 31 years. Services in Fort Wayne April 22. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 4-27-1978
Prater Jobie, 73, of R. 2, Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital. He was born in Risner, Ky., Oct. 11, 1911, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wes Prater. On May 22, 1930 in Prestonsburg, Ky. he married Lulu Belle Thompson. He moved to the Kendallville area from Martin, Ky. in 1962. He was a retired grinder at Newnam Foundry. Surviving are his wife; 6 daughters, Mrs. Aaron (Barb) Sexton, Mrs. Dale (Joyce) Reade and Mrs. Mark (Diane) Reid of Kendallville, Mrs. Hank (Brenda) Whitman of Butler, Mrs. Dan (Janice) Simmons of Wolcottville, and Mrs. Jack (Billie Ann) Rose of Love, Ky.; 10 sons, Gene of Georgia, Don and Dockie of Ky., Sonny, address unknown, Joseph, Ted and Richard of Kendallville, David of Brimfield, Ron of Corunna, and Mike of Fort Wayne; 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Cliff Prater, Edna and Velva Cooley of Ky.; 3 half-brothers, Elmer and Gardis of Ohio, and Dockie of Ky.; 34 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. + 6-4-1985
Prater Joseph H, 56, died unexpectedly Saturday in his Lisbon home. He was born November 3, 1942 in Alpharetta, Ky. to Jobie and Lulu (Thompson) Prater. He was disabled. Surviving are a daughter, Helen Prater of Garrett; 6 sisters, Barbara Sexton, Joyce Reade and Diana Reid of Kendallville, Brenda Ochoa of Butler, Janice Simmons of Wolcottville, and Billie Ann Rowe of Louisville, Ky.; 9 brothers, Gene of Douglasville, Ga., Don of Allen, Ky., Dockie of Ky., Sonny, address unknown, Ted and Richard of Kendallville, David of Rome City, Ron of Corunna and Mike of Garrett; and a granddaughter, Elyssa Lewis of Garrett. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. + 5-29-1999
Prater Lula Belle, 86, died Sunday in the home of a daughter. She was born in Louisa, Ky., November 6, 1912 to Clayton and Cora (Fraley) Thompson. On May 22, 1930 in Prestonsburg, Ky., she married Jobie Prater, who died June 4, 1985. She moved to Kendallville in 1962. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Aaron (Barb) Sexton, Mrs. Dale (Joyce) Reade, and Mrs. Mark (Diana) Reid of Kendallville, Mrs. Hank (Brenda) Ochoa of Butler, Mrs. Dan (Janice) Simmons of Wolcottville, and Mrs. Jack (Billie) Rowe of Louisville, Ky.; 10 sons, Gene of Douglasville, Ga., Don of Allen, Ky., Dockie of Ky., Sonny, address unknown, Joseph, Ted and Richard of Kendallville, David of Rome City, Ron of Corunna and Mike of Garrett; 3 sisters, Myrle Daniels and Lena Robinette of Ohio and Corrine Childers of Ky; a brother, Junior Thompson of Ky.; 34 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, 3 brothers and a sister. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. + 5-9-1999
Prater Theodore R, 56, of Kendallville, died July 8, 2005 at his home. He was born Feb. 15, 1949 in Alphretta, Ky., to Jobie and Lula (Thompson) Prater. Surviving are 6 sisters and 5 brothers-in-law, Diana and Mark Reid, Barbara Sexton and Joyce and Dale Reade of Kendallville, Brenda and Hank Ochoa of Butler, Janice and Daniel Simmons of Wolcottville, and Billie Ann and Jack Rowe of Louisville, Ky.; 7 brothers and 4 sisters-in-law, Mike Prater of Garrett, Richard and Glema Prater of Kendallville, David and Deb Prater of Rome City, Gene and Willie Prater of Douglasville, Ga., Don Prater of Allen, Ky., Dockie and Jackie Prater of Ky., and Sonny Prater. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 7-13-2005
Pratt Betty Joan, 75,of Kimmell, died July 19, 2004 at her home. She was retired from Starcraft RV and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was born Aug. 8, 1928 in Chicago, Ill. to George A. and Nellie M. (Baker) Leatherman. On March 10,1 954 in Jacksonville, Fla., she married William M. "Mackie" Pratt. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Billy M. and Katie Pratt of Kimmell; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Melissa and Rich Roush of Fort Wayne and Leeanne Pierce of Kimmell; a sister, Gloria J. Beckner of Ligonier; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Alton Leatherman. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-21-2004
Pratt George B, 89, of Avilla, died January 10, 2005 at Kendallville Manor nursing home. He was born July 20, 1915 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Oliver L. and Victoria (Smith) Pratt. On April 13, 1940 in the Immaculate Conception Church at Ege he married Irma Louise Hollis. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Kitty Pratt of Wolcottville; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia and Chuck McDonald of Fort Wayne, and Diana and Philip Boyer of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy; and 2 sisters, Mary Wilson and Dorothy Zion. A lifetime Noble County resident, he had retired from Wayne Pump after 35 years of service and enjoyed farming. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Civil Conservation Corps., and Ege Immaculate Conception Church, where services were held. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 1-27-2005
Pratt George R, 50, a former Avilla resident, died in Parkview Hospital April 12. Surviving are the wife, Isabell; two sons, Samuel and Adrian, and a daughter, Elizabeth, all at home; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral Thursday in Kendallville. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery. ~ 4-14-1955
Pratt Irma L, 94, of Ege, died Jan. 15, 2011, at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Sept. 21, 1916, in Fort Wayne to Andrew and Mary (Guiff) Hollis. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Phil Boyer of Kendallville, Georgia and Charles McDonald of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Kitten Pratt of Wolcottville; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George B. Pratt. Services Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 1-17-2011
Pratt Katherine Ann, 48, of Ligonier, died Sept. 12, 2006 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Church of the Stone in Wolcottville. She was born March 8, 1958 in Fort Wayne. She married Billy M. Pratt on Dec. 6, 1976 in Cromwell. Surviving are her parents, Richard Gregg and Dorothy (Koon) Clark in Ariz.; her husband; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly and Zachery Sanger of Charlevoix, Mich. and Tiffany Pratt; 2 sons, Billy Mac Pratt in Oceanside, Calif. and Alexander Pratt at home; 2 brothers, James Gregg of Fort Wayne and Daniel Gregg of Auburn; and 2 sisters, Sheryl Miller of Decatur, Ala., and Rebecca Knott of Kendallville. Services Friday at J.A. Brazzell-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-13-2006
Pratt Leannah E, 88, of Kendallville died December 29, 2010 in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center. She graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne in 1942. She retired from McCray Hospital in 1981. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville; Calvin Circle; Noble #122 OES and Lamplighter Resident Council. She was born November 14, 1922, in Fort Wayne to Karl F. & Naomi (Bridgewaters) Tassler. She married LeRoy C. Pratt on February 13, 1943, in San Diego, CA. He died March 2, 1993. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, LeRoy C. “Chuck” Pratt, Jr. of Columbia City; Rick D. and Kyle Pratt of Kendallville; John A. and Debby Pratt of Orland; and Karl F. and Cheryl Pratt of New Richland, Minn.; 3 grandchildren, Greg and Kathy Pratt, Josh Pratt, Shannon Pratt; 2 great-grandchildren, Connor and Trinity Pratt. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Levina Miller & Leah Flowers; 4 brothers, Carlie, Leslie, Leonard and Levi Trassler. Funeral Jan. 3 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-31-2010
Pratt Leroy Charles, 72, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne January 27, 1921 to Oliver and Victoria (Smith) Pratt. On February 13, 1943 in San Diego, Calif. he married Leannah E. Tassler. He moved to Kendallville in 1954 and retired in 1986 from Kraft Foods. He was a WW II Army veteran and a member of First Presbyterian Church, FA&M 276, OES 122, all in Kendallville, Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne and American Legion Post 3777 in Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife: 4 sons, Leroy Jr. of Columbia City, Rick of Kendallville, John of Helmer and Karl of New Richland, Minn.; a brother, George of Ege; and 3 grandsons, Gregory, Josh and Shannon Pratt. Two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with military graveside rites. + 3-2-1993
Pratt Minnie A died Jan. 3, 1969 at the Norman Beatty Hospital at Westville. She was born April 10, 1894 and had been a lifetime resident of Albion until about 15 years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gale (Laura) Rickey of R. 4, Albion, and Miss Ruth A. Pratt of the U.S. Air Force; and one son, William A. of Ligonier; and five grandchildren. Services January 6 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 1-?-1969
Pratt William Mac, 58, of R. 2, Ligonier, died Wednesday at Goshen Hospital. A lifetime area resident, he was born June 6, 1925 in Noble County to William and Minnie (Amos) Pratt. On March 10, 1954 in Portsmouth, Va., he married Betty Leatherman. A U. S. Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict, he was an independent truck driver and a member of the VFW. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Melissa Brown of Ligonier, and Leanne Dunlap of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Billy Mac Jr., Cromwell; two sisters, Ruth Fender, Dover, N.H.; and Laura Rickey, Ligonier; and six grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-30-1983
Pray Bertie E, eldest son of David and Addie Pray, was born March 5, 1879 and died April 12, aged 3 years, 1 month and 6 days. ^ 4-20-1882
Pray David, 65, Wayne Twp farmer, died Thursday, death following an illness of eight weeks from plural pneumonia and diabetes. ~ 5-5-1915
Pray Eleanor F, 73, of R. 1, Rome City, died Thursday in Ridgdale Nursing Home, South Bend. She was born Sept. 28, 1909 in Rome City to Harley C. and Edna (Whan) Brayton. On June 20, 1934 in Wolcottville she married Vern Pray. Nearly a lifetime resident of Noble County, she was a former employee of Franks Dry Goods and retired from Patterson-Fletcher, both in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist church, Rome City American Legion Auxiliary and R.O.A.L. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Pandora) Rulli of Mishawaka; a son, Lt. Col. David Pray of Huntsville, Ala.; and 9 grandchildren. Services Monday at Hutchins-William Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 10-21-1982
Pray Emma A, 80, widow of William Pray and a former Kendallville resident, died Saturday at Brogan Nursing Home in Cromwell. A native of LaGrange County, she was born Sept. 9, 1866, daughter of Nelson and Harriett Miller. Surviving are a son, Carl C., Hudson; a sisters, Mrs. Fred Holloway, Lima, O.; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery. + 2-?-1949
Pray John died at the residence of his son, David, in Wayne Twp Aug. 14, aged 80 years, 1 month and 16 days. He was born near Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1806, moved to Ohio a few years later and came to Indiana in 1852. He has been a resident of this and LaGrange County since that time. His wife died about 5 years ago. He leaves 3 children, Daniel, Rhoda and David. Funeral last Sunday. ^ 8-20-1886
Pray Maynard Allen, 91, died Wednesday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He was born July 31, 1905 in Kendallville to Roy A. and Bessie M. (Tryon) Pray. On November 8, 1932 in Albion he married Ruth Lauraine "Tudy" Cleveland. She died February 7, 1986. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he had worked for Kendallville Trust & Savings and retired from McCray Refrigerator Co. in 1967 after 40 years. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Rae Allyn) Wright of Elkhart, and Mrs. Ernest (Sherrill Anne) Bartholomew of Locust Grove, Va.; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-2-1997
Pray Ruth L "Tudy", 83, Kendallville, died Friday at the Kendallville Lutheran Home. She was born in Kendallville Aug. 15, 1902 to A. C. and Annie (Graves) Cleveland. On Nov. 8, 1932 in Albion she married Maynard Allen Pray. A lifetime resident of Kendallville, she retied in 1965 after 24 years of teaching at the Kendallville Elementary School. She was a charter member of Gamma Xi and Alpha chapters of Tri Kappa, OES Noble Chapter No. 122, Trinity Church United Methodist, National Retired and Indiana Teachers Associations. Her grandfather, Thomas L. Graves, and her uncle, James S. Graves were both long-time mayors of Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Rae Allyn) Wright of Elkhart, and Mrs. Ernest (Sherrill) Bartholomew of Baltimore, Md.; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services today at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-10-1986
Pray Verne Ellis, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Pray of Wayne Twp, died Friday at the home of his parents from tuberculosis. He married Augusta Rider in Jan. 1908. He leaves his wife, parents, brothers and sisters. Funeral will be held from the house Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-3-1909
Pray William, 69, died at his home in Kendallville last Wednesday from uremic poisoning and complications. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons, Arthur, Kendallville, Carl, Toledo, O.; one brother and two sisters, Edward, Helmer, Mrs. Emma Gillespie, Ligonier, Mrs. John Verlie, Brushy Prairie. Funeral was Friday with interment in East Springfield Cemetery, LaGrange County. + 7-?-1935
Prentice - A twin child of R. E. Prentice, died of brain fever on Tuesday. ^ 8-8-1884
Prentice Alma E, 86, R. 1, Hudson, died Sunday in DeKalb Memorial Hospital. Born in Noble County Oct. 19, 1892, she was the daughter of John and Julia (Spatz) Ewell. She married Marvin A. Prentice Jan. 22, 1914. He died June 17, 1962. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, rural Hudson. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Leona) Becker, R. 1, Hudson; 3 sons, Ralph E., R. 1, Hudson, Neil A., R. 1, St. Joe, and Wallace E., R. 2, Kendallville; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville. Burial, Zion Lutheran Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Prentice Cynthia died at her home in Utica, Ill., Oct. 29, 1901, aged 104 years, 5 months and 21 days. She was born in Washington, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, May 8, 1797. In 1805 her parents moved to New York state. She was first married to Joel Emery and one child of this union survives, Albert Emery of Elvaston, Ill., who is now 82 years old. The seond marriage was to George Prentice of Bethany New York, who died in 1860. Her husband was the oldest brother of the late Nelson Prentiss of this city. Contributed by Judy Richter
Prentice Delores Jean, 55, died today at home. She was born May 19, 1938 in Shipshewana to Benjamin and Libbie (Keim) Treece. She married Dean Prentice on April 1, 1975. She was a resident of Topeka until moving to Cromwell in 1980. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Debra Allen of Ligonier; a son, Rodney Stewart of Cromwell; 2 sisters, Pat Millard of Cromwell and Linnie Gonser of LaGrange; one brother, John Treece of Cromwell; and 7 grandchildren. Graveside services Sunday at Indian Village Cemetery in Cromwell. + 4-8-1994
Prentice E N, 75, Presbyterian minister formerly of near Ligonier, died Monday in Rochester, Minn. in the Mayo Bros. Hospital. He was born one mile west of Indian Village and after the death of his mother he lived until he was 13 with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Eliza Johnson. He is survived by his widow; 5 children, L. C. and Lucy Prentice of Oak Park, Ill., E. N. Jr. of West Bend, Wis., Mrs. J. W. Sims of Lidaville, Ind., and J. Wilburn of Bombay, India. Funeral Wednesday at Kerr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1940
Prentice Ethel L, daughter of William and Clementine Trine, was born Sept. 23, 1885 in Kosciusko County, Ind. She died at her home near Indian Village, Noble County on March 20, 1955, age 69 years, 5 months and 27 days. She was married to Leslie Prentice on April 30, 1904 and they had 3 children, a daughter Viola having died Feb. 14, 1942. Surviving are her husband; a son, Floyd; a daughter, Alta at home; a granddaughter, Doris June Haggard, Topeka; a grandson, Dean Prentice of Topeka; 2 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Walter Bennett of Walker, Minn.; a brother, Hershel of Warsaw; a stepbrother, George H. Curry, Milford. Services at Indian Village Frame Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 5-?-1955
Prentice Floyd L, 79, Topeka, formerly of Cromwell, died Monday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Ligonier. A farmer who was formerly employed at South Shore Golf Course, Syracuse, he moved to Topeka in 1979 from Cromwell. He was the son of William and Ethel Prentice. Surviving are one niece, Doris Haggard of Topeka; and 2 nephews, Charles Kelly of Ligonier, and Dean Prentice of Cromwell. Services will be Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Salem Cemetery, Wilmot. + 12-3-1984
Prentice George R "Hork", 78, of Sturgis, Mich. died Tuesday in the emergency room of the Sturgis Hospital following a heart attack at his home. He was born in Kendallville Feb. 18, 1906, the son of Earl "Shorty" and Pauline (Eichelbaugh) Prentice. On March 12, 1930 he married Hutoka Plank. He graduated in 1924 from Kendallville High School and attended Purdue University. He had been employed as a salesman for Flint & Walling, Kendallville. He moved from Kendallville to Sturgis 29 years ago when he bought the Sturgis Recreation Center. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Judith) Randall of Sturgis; a sister, Mrs. Dale (Harriet) Eshelman of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, John and Todd Randall; and two nieces, Mrs. Jerry (Carol) Needham, Crown Point, and Mrs. Warren (Margaret) Tarney, Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank "Tack" Prentice on Jan. 26, 1970. Services will be at Rosenberg-Schinner Funeral Home, Sturgis. Cremation will follow with burial in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-1-1984
Prentice Hutoka D, 80, of Sturgis, died Thursday at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born Oct. 2, 1907 in Wolcottville to Frank E. and Alma (Harr) Plank. On March 12, 1930 in Fort Wayne she married George R. "Hork" Prentice, who died May 1, 1984. A former Kendallville resident, she moved to Sturgis in 1956 where she was co-owner of Sturgis Recreation for several years. With her husband, she helped establish the first Youth Bowling League in Michigan through the Sturgis Public School System. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Judith) Randall of Sturgis; and 2 grandsons. Services will be Sunday in Rosenberg-Schipper Funeral Home, Sturgis. Cremains will be interred in Lake View Cemetery. + 12-10-1987
Prentice Mary Margaruite "Maggie", 91, of 707 E. Dowling St., died at her home Tuesday. Born in Noble County Feb. 2, 1890, she was the daughter of William Christian and Louise (Leins) Seng. She married Charles Henry Mullen of Albion on Sept. 26, 1908. He died Dec. 23, 1950. In June 1954 she married Earl R. Prentice who died Jan. 11, 1962. She was a lifetime Kendallville resident and a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are a daughter, June M. Swartz; a son, Hugh T. Mullen, both of Kendallville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dale (Harriet) Eshelman, Kendallville; a stepson, George Prentice, Sturgis, Mich.; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1981
Prentice Maxine L, 79, of Kimmell, died Aug. 17 2010 at Northridge Village in Albion. She retired from Fashion Farm in Ligonier after more than 30 years of service. She was a 1949 graduate of Ligonier High School and a member of Broadway Christian Church. She was born March 11, 1931 in Ligonier to Earl and Pearl (Lynn) Cook. She married Ivan Prentice on April 6, 1953. He died April 7, 1992. Surviving are 2 sons, Kevin and Sarah Prentice of Cromwell and Bryan and Mindy Prentice of Knapp Lake; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gladys Harrison, of Florida. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Betty Ohlwine, Nancy Bloom and Rose Cook; and 3 brothers, Jim, John and Frank Cook. Funeral Saturday at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-19-2010
Prentice Ralph E, 84, of rural Hudson, died March 30, 2000 in Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne. A life-long resident of Steuben County, he was a retired farmer and a former employee of Farm Bureau Co-op. He also served as a bus driver for Salem Center School for 9 years and was the former owner of the John Deere store in Kendallville. He was last employed as a meat cutter at Albright's Grocery Store in Corunna. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in rural Hudson. He was born July 23, 1915 in Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County, to Marvin and Alma (Ewell) Prentice. On April 26, 1941, he married Wava Shelds in Zion Lutheran Church-West Fairfield in Corunna. She survives, with a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Farrel Miller of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Gloria Prentice of rural Hudson; a sister, Leona Becker of rural Hudson; 2 brothers, Neil of St. Joe and Wallace of Avilla; 6 grandchildren, Randy, Chris and Chad Prentice, Todd and Angela Miller, and Lisa Esterline; and one great-granddaughter Danielle Miller. Service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Burial, Wright Cemetery, rural Hudson. ~ 4-6-2000
Prentice Raymond A, 66, died Tuesday at his home southeast of Cromwell. He was a native and lifelong resident of this community. Surviving are his wife, Sarah (Lizzie); a son, Ivan at home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Iris Hunter of Huntington, Mrs. Gladys Conkling of near Kimmell, and Mrs. Zelma Poscharscky of near Cromwell; 5 grandchildren; a brother, Leslie of near Cromwell; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Iden, also near Cromwell. Services will be Friday at Broadway Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1952
Prentice Sarah "Lizzie", 84, died Friday in Alfran Nursing Home, Columbia City. Born March 19, 1891 in Sparta Twp to John and Liza (Brown) Galloway, she married Raymond Prentice in 1909. He died in 1952. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Harold (Zelma) Poscharscky, Cromwell, Mrs. Dean (Iris) Hunter, R. 1, Huntington, and Mrs. Burlyn (Gladys) Conklin, Cromwell; one son, Ivan, R. 1, Kimmell; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Broadway Christian Chapel where she was a member. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1975
Prentice Shirley A, 44, died Wednesday at her home in Topeka. She was born May 14, 1928 at Sturgis, Mich. to Sherman and Dorothy Plank and had lived most of her life in Topeka. Survivors include her husband, Dean; her mother of Topeka; 2 brothers, Robert, Cromwell, James, LaGrange; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Galloway, Topeka, and Mrs. Carol Martin, Elkhart. + 8-?-1972
Prentice, Wava A.., 77, died Wednesday May 2, 2001 at 11:35 p.m. in Kendallville Manor nursing home. She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of the area. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and its ladies aid. Wava was born Oct 6, 1923 in Steuben County to Ford and Zoe (Cox) Shields. She married Ralph E. Prentice on April 26, 1941 in Corunna. He died March 30, 2000. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Farrel Miller for Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Gloria Prentice of rural Hudson; six grandchildren….. + May 3, 2001 News Sun Prentice William L of Kimmell died Feb. 8, 1965 of a heart attack while en route to McCray Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1880, he was a native and lifelong resident of Noble County and a retired farmer. He is survived by a son, Floyd of Kimmell; a daughter, Mrs. Alta Kelly of Kimmell; a sister, Mrs. Aura Iden of Cromwell; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 2-?-1965
Prentiss - Mrs, about 90, died on Tuesday at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. I. J. Prentiss on Dowling St. She was the grandmother of Jack Prentiss, a freight conductor on the Lake Shore Railroad, who also resides in this city. Funeral today. ^ 3-12-1886
Prentiss Hermia S died at the home of a daughter in Washington Oct. 27 and was buried at Howe beside the grave of her husband, Nov. 1. She was born near Centreville, Mich., Nov. 13, 1844, the daughter of Judge S. C. Coffinberry and Artemisia Cook, his wife. Later the family made their home at Constantine where she lived until after her marriage in 1866 to William Prentiss. The old homestead on Brushy Prairie, the home of 4 generations and birthplace of a fifth, was their home for many years. A few years were spent at LaGrange for the education of the children, and after that for 10 years with grown sons and daughters and grandchildren about them they lived on the old farm until they moved to Howe in 1902. Five children survive, James F. of Lingle, Wyo., William S. of Minneapolis, Mrs. Fred Spearow and Mrs. Ned Spearow of Thorp, Wash., and Mrs. J. N. O. Thompson of Ellensburg, Wash.; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. + No date
Prentiss Nathaniel died in his home in Sparta on March 27, 1891, aged 82 years 8 months and 19 days. He was one of 7 children of Nathaniel and Margaret (Hedden) Prentiss, born in Saratoga County, N.Y., July 8, 1808. His father was a native of Conn. and a Revolutionary soldier. He and his brothers came to Noble County in 1837 and were soon followed by their aged parents. The aged soldier died Jan. 23, 1839. Nathaniel settled on the land that constitutes the farm on which he died. Dec. 14, 1851 he married Catharine (Rice) Sheffer, widow of John Sheffer. They had 8 children. The eldest, Arcella, died many years ago. The eldest son, William H., died only a few weeks before his father. Funeral was at the U. B. Church at Indian Village. Interment in the cemetery there. Noble Co Democrat 4-1-1891
Prentiss Nelson was born in Genesee County, New York Aug. 16, 1813 and at the time of his death was 80 years, 4 months and 16 days old. He resided in the county of his birth until 1835 when he came with his parents to Noble County. He was the sixth child of Nathaniel and Margaret Prentiss, both of whom died in this county, the former in 1839 and the latter in 1861. His early life was passed on the western frontier of New York state and he completed his opportunities for learning, which were very limited, at Wyoming Seminary. In 1837 after a number of years spent in teaching he began the study of law and in 1842 was admitted to the bar of this state. He served several terms as school examiner and county superintendent and in 1849 was elected county clerk, serving one term. He followed the practice of his profession until 1868 when his law library was destroyed by fire. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows Orders. It was due to his efforts that the Old Settlers’ organization in this county was made a success. He was its president and biographer for 6 years. He was a Democrat until 1854 when he became a Republican. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral at Albion this afternoon. + 1-2-1894 ^ 1-12-1894
Prentiss William, 76, died of heart disease Saturday. Funeral was Monday from the Presbyterian Church at Lima. Burial, Lima Cemetery. Son of William S. and Jane Prentiss, was born April 18, 1835 on the Prentiss homestead in Springfield Twp. His father, who was a native of Mass., of English descent and educated at Cambridge University, came to LaGrange County in 1832 and located on the farm in Springfield Twp which was held by the family until about a year ago. William S. served several years as a county commissioner and was judge of the probate court for 2 terms. He died in 1872, the year his son William was elected to the legislature of Indiana. He served 2 years and also served 2 terms as trustee of Springfield Twp and was for several years a member of the county Republican Central Committee. He married Hermie I. Coffinberry of Constantine, Mich. on Feb. 27, 1866, who with 5 children survive. They are Mrs. Fred Spero, Mrs. J. N. O. Thompson, Mrs. Ned Spero, James F., and William S. + 1-7-1911
Prescher Anna C, 86, 612 E. Mitchell St., died Tuesday in Lutheran Homes, Inc. Born Jan. 6, 1888 in New Palestine, she was the daughter of Lewis F. and Sophia Prescher. In 1910 she married Charles Prescher who died in 1939. She had lived in the area 5 years and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Greenfield. Surviving is a sister, Margaret A. Lantz, Muncie. Services will be at Hendryx Funeral Home, New Palestine, with burial in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. + 3-?-1974
Prescott Effie, 65, of Pierceton, died in Whitley County Hospital of a heart ailment. Surviving are the husband; 1 son, 2 daughters, including Mrs. Goldie Hamman of near Cromwell; a stepson; 4 grandchildren and a brother. Funeral will be Wednesday in Pierceton. Burial, Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. + 12-?-1959
Preskey Martha E, 83, of Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, died in McCray Hospital, Kendallville today. She was born in Ligonier April 24, 1901 to Charles and Delcena (Batchelder) Olinghouse. On Aug. 24, 1924 in Centreville, Mich., she married Floss Preskey who died in 1963. She was a former resident of Rome City. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services will be Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-4-1985
Preskey Orrin, 31, of Kendallville, died in the hospital, that city, Tuesday, the result of an auto accident Oct. 24 on U. S. 6 east of Ligonier. He had stopped his car to repair a tire leaving the car about half way on the road. When he saw an auto and a large transport truck coming from opposite direction he tried to flag them down. The truck slowed down and the driver apparently tried to swerve back to the right of the road to avoid a collision with the second auto. His survivors include the widow, 3 brothers and his father. He had lived in Kendallville 29 years and had traveled extensively with the Harry Taylor Rodeo. + 11-?-1937
Preskey Ray, 78, of South Bend was discovered dead at his home Jan. 29. He had lived in South Bend for the past several years. He was a retired painter and interior decorator. He was born in 1894, the son of Rena and Nora Preskey. He was a widower and had no children. The only survivors are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Floss Preskey of Rome City and Mrs. Orrin Preskey of Detroit, Mich. He had two brothers who are both deceased. Graveside services were held Tuesday at King Cemetery in Avilla. ~ 2-3-1972 + 1-29-1972
Pressler Anna, 86, died May 19, 1954 at Alfran Nursing Home, Pierceton. She was born in Ausbaugh, Germany, and had resided in Ligonier and community 40 years. She was a member of Sparta Christian Church. Funeral was Saturday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1954
Pressler Berlin V, about 79, of Albion, died May 26, 1970 at McCray Hospital. He was a retired Albion restaurant owner and operator. He was born in Noble County on May 17, 1890, the son of David and Rose Ann (Ingraham) Pressler. He married Leona Surfus April 10, 1915 at the EUB parsonage in Albion. He is survived by the widow; one son, Elden R. of Flora; 2 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Zina Harlan of Wawaka; and one brother, Elmer of Elkhart. Last rites were May 29 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1970
Pressler Bernard O, 58, Muncie, died on arrival at Ball Hospital. He was a native of Albion, born to Orville E. and Revah Pressler. He married Mary Purkey. He was an associate professor of music at Ball State University as well as principal trombonist with Muncie Symphony Orchestra and founder-director of the internationally recognized Trombone Choir. He is survived by his wife who is a piano instructor at Ball State; a son, Ralph, Las Vegas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Peggy) Sullivan, Arvada, Colo., Mrs. David (Martha) Senseman, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Sutphin, Las Vegas, Nev.; his stepfather, Cary Davis, Albion; a brother, Paul, Elkhart; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral will be Saturday at College Ave. United Methodist Church in Muncie. Burial, Elm Ridge Mausoleum in Muncie. +1-?-1976
Pressler Cyrus, 71, died March 2 at his farm home north of Columbia City from a heart attack. Survivors are the widow, Anna; 2 sons, Wilbur H. and Ernest L. of Columbia City; 5 brothers, Wayne of Fort Wayne, Emerson of Noble County, Willard of Pierceton, Bayard and Landis of Columbia City; 5 grandchildren. Funeral was March 4 at Ormas Baptist Church in Noble County. Burial, Thorn Cemetery in Noble County. + 3-?-1942
Pressler David L was born in Whitley County May 2, 1851, died at his home in Albion Nov. 4, 1923, aged 72 years, 7 months and 2 days. He married Roseann Ingraham May 15, 1875. They had 6 sons and 4 daughters. Two daughters and one son are deceased. The most of his life has been spent in Noble County and the larger part in Albion. He at one time was a member of the Methodist Church. He leaves his wife; his children, John of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Alberta Haggerty of Elkhart, Mrs. Zina A. Altimus of Wolf Lake, Carl of Mishawaka, Berlin and Elmer of Albion, and Charles of Elkhart; two brothers, Joseph of Huntington and Adam, residence unknown; one half-sister, Maude Pressler of Fort Wayne; 2 half-brothers, Emanuel and Will of Columbia City; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral last Tuesday at the U. B. Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 11-?-1923
Pressler Elden R, 81, died July 30, 1997 at Home Hospital in Lafayette. He was born May 23, 1916 to Berlin V. Pressler and Leona Surfus in Elkhart. He graduated from Albion High School in 1933. He retired in 1981 as a salesman for Warner-Lambert Drug Co. He was a member of Flora Presbyterian Church and former president of Flora town board. He married Mildred Clouse in 1937. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Deanna Riley of Miami, Fla.; a son, Larry of Honduras; 4 granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial services today at Flora Presbyterian Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-30-1997
Pressler Emerson, 80, died Sept. 9, 1948 from a heart attack at his home in Noble Twp. He was stricken shortly after returning from a squirrel hunting expedition. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Columbia City, and Christian Chapel, Merriam. He was a lifelong resident of Noble and Whitley Counties. Surviving are the wife, Emma; 2 sons, Ralph, Churubusco, and Harland of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 4 brothers. Funeral Saturday at Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1948
Pressler Gene R, 69, died unexpectedly Wednesday in his Columbia City home after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born in Collins on April 14, 1927 to Riley and Lola (Gauze) Pressler. He married Ruth Pippenger in Churubusco. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict. He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and later at International Harvester in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Big Lake Church of God, American Legion Post 157 and Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 4 sons, Larry of Churubusco, Stephen of Columbia City, Thomas of Spencerville and Gregory of Apollo Beach, Fla.; 2 brothers, Tod of Churubusco and Allen of Webster, N.Y.; a sister, Mary of Columbia City; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Max, August 16, 1992; and a grandson, John Pressler on April 2, 1994. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery with military rites by Churubusco American Legion Post 157. + 8-21-1996
Pressler Harry K, 87, a native of Albion, died April 29, 1981 in Parnell Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. He resided in Fort Wayne most of his life and was employed by the Parrott Packing Co. for 57 years. Surviving are a son, Keith of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Eloise Kartholl of Fort Wayne and Louise Meals of Indianapolis; and 3 stepdaughters. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 5-?-1981
Pressler Harvey P died Dec. 2, 1946 at Austin Nursing Home in Plymouth, Ind. Funeral at the United Brethren Church Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1946
Pressler John H, 80, former resident of Albion, and stepfather of Robert Cooper of Albion, Leonard Cooper of Wawasee, and Mrs. Gertie Gatwood of Ligonier, and father of Mrs. Otto Lehmberg of Columbia City, died July 14 at Colonial Nursing Home in Fort Wayne from infirmities and complications. Private services Wednesday at Columbia City. Burial, Egolf Cemetery. + 7-?-1941
Pressler Leona C, 97, died April 28, 1992 in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was born March 10, 1895 at Wolf Lake to William and Anna (Miller) Surfus. In April 1915 she married Berlin Pressler in Albion. He died April 26, 1970. She was the retired co-owner of Pressler's Cafe. Surviving are a son, Elden of Flora; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-28-1992
Pressler Margaret Matilda was born in Clarion County, Pa., June 26, 1849 and at the time of her death was in her 74th year. Her parents, Miles and Marinda Woodrow Richey, were natives of Pa., and moved to this part of Indiana when she was about one year of age. She was the younger of four brothers and two sisters, all deceased except Mrs. Tripcony who lives near Columbia City. She was married Dec. 30, 1866 to Henry C. Pressler, who died 9 years ago. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters, Wilkis Webster, who died when a young lad, Willard E., Viola May Shafer, Henry C., and Mrs. Maude M. Kelley, all living in Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was affiliated with the Methodist Church in early girlhood. + 3-?-1923
Pressler Max "Mike", 67, died August 16, 1992 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born February 26, 1925 in Collins, a son of Riley and Lola (Gauze) Pressler. He served with the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a lifelong resident of the Churubusco area. He retired in 1983 from International Harvester in Fort Wayne after 38 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 191, VFW 3846, both in Churubusco, and Columbia City Eagles Lodge. He married Joan Gordon on July 17, 1948. Surviving are his wife; sons Michael of Churubusco and Mark of Columbia City; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Valerie) Geiger of Churubusco and Mrs. Bill (Gale) Russell of Albion; brothers, Gene of Tri Lakes, Tod of Churubusco, and Allen of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Mary of Collins; his mother of Collins; and 9 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-16-1992
Pressler Orville E, former Albionite but more recently of Kendallville, died at a Cleveland, Ohio clinic Dec. 23, 1950 following an operation on his head to relieve a condition caused by high blood pressure. He was an examiner with the State Board of Accounts, a position he accepted several years ago after serving as auditor of Noble County. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic Lodges, the First Methodist Church and Rotary Club of Kendallville. Surviving are the widow, Revah; 2 sons, Paul of Whittier, Cal., and Bernard of New Castle; a brother, Carl Gappinger of Wawaka; and a sister, Mrs. Reuben Bauman of Albion. Funeral Wednesday at First Methodist Church in Kendallville. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1950
Pressler Ralph A, 82, of Huntington, one-time teacher at Churubusco Elementary School, died in Huntington Hospital Sept. 5. He had retired from teaching in 1962 after 42 years. He was born Oct. 20, 1896 in Noble County, a son of Emerson and Emma Paulus Pressler, and he married Nina G. Burgett June 16, 1963. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Huntington Lions Club. Survivors include his wife; one son, Ralph (Stan) Jr. of Huntington; one daughter, Mrs. Frederick Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Harland of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were Sept. 8 at Deal & Robbins Funeral Home in Huntington. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 9-?-1979
Pressler Ray C "Bud", 76, of Churubusco, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Nov. 7, 1908 in Noble County, the son of Ezra and Chloe (Sparrow) Pressler, he was an Army WW II veteran and retired in 1973 from International Harvester, where he had worked for 37 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, F&AM Lodge, and American Legion in Churubusco, Eagles in Fort Wayne, and was a member of the Churubusco Library Board. Surviving are his wife, Florence, whom he married July 9, 1952; 2 stepdaughters, Pat Amstutz of Fort Wayne and Mary Alice O’Donnell of Juneau, Alaska; 2 stepsons, Wendell Green of Kendallville, and Neil Green of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Ruth Meeks of Churubusco and Rachel Muter of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be Monday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 8-9-1985
Pressler Roseann, 74, died at her home in Elkhart Tuesday, probably from heart trouble. She is survived by 2 daughters and 5 sons, one son at home, and one being Berlin of this city. Funeral will be at the home in Elkhart Thursday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1928
Pressler Sylvia, whose home was at Albion for many years, but who recently lived at Fort Wayne, died there Sunday. She is survived by her husband, H C; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Clouse of Albion; and by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral will be Wednesday from the residence of her parents. ^ 2-15-1910
Pressler Vada, daughter of John and Margaret Schlotterback, was born in York Twp May 2, 1884, and died at her home July 27, 1922, aged 38 years, 2 months and 25 days. She had been afflicted with asthma and heart trouble. On the evening of her death her son and daughter attended the Chautauqua in Albion and upon their return inquired of the father who was asleep as to their mother and it was then discovered that she had left the home unawares probably in a delirious condition and could not be found. The family dog in a nervous manner traversed to and from the house across the field which led the searchers to the spot where she had fallen dead. She married Harvey Pressler June 14, 1905, and they had 2 children, Edna Mae 15, and Everett R 12. She leaves her husband, the two children; the mother, west of Albion; one brother, John, Albion. Two brothers died in childhood. Funeral Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1922
Preston Alice Marie, 78, of Lisle, Ill., died April 2, 2006 at Westbury Care Center in Lisle. She received a master's degree in foreign language from the University of Wisconsin and worked as a translator for the Foreign Trade Commission in Chicago for 5 years. She was born Dec. 24, 1927 in DeKalb County to Elmer M. and Helen B. (Cramer) Foote. Surviving are her husband, Randall L. Preston of Lisle; a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Phyllis Preston of Naperville, Ill.; a sister, Isabelle Byer of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and a grandson, Christopher Anderson. Services Friday at Christian Union Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 4-5-2006
Preston Anson, an old resident of Swan Twp, died at his home on Sunday from heart disease. He was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, September 27, 1823, and died February 6, 1898, aged 74 years, 4 months 9 days. Moving in the ‘30’s to Medina County, Ohio, he married Electa L Holcomb, December 25, 1843. They had ten children, eight of whom, with the wife and mother, survive. Mr. Preston was one of the pioneers of Noble County, coming here in the autumn of 1845. He worked for a time in the iron works at Rochester, in Perry Twp, which at that time was the principal industry of the county, and Rochester, now almost obliterated, a promising town. In 1847 he settled on his farm where he resided up to the time of his death. With his own hands he cleared and fenced his fields and lived to see the county transformed from a wilderness to beautiful homes and thriving towns. He was a representative of the best class of citizenship, honored and respected by all who knew him. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 2-10-1898
Preston Betty Jo, 68, died December 21, 1995 in her Wellington, Nev. residence; and her husband, Maynard, 73, died December 27, 1995. Betty was born July 20, 1927 in Noblesville to Raymond and Iva (Smith) Hiatt. She was a member of OES Cicero, Indiana chapter for 50 years. Maynard was born in Kendallville on January 24, 1922 to Walter and Eulalia (Campbell) Preston. He was an automotive machinist for 45 years and fire chief for the Cicero Volunteer Fire Department. They were preceded in death by a son, Jay E. in 1992. Surviving are 3 sons, Gary, Jack and John; a daughter, Karen S. Blackmore; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is survived by a brother, Richard B. Hiatt. Private memorial services in Reno. + 12-?-1995
Preston Charles M, 72, died Feb. 16 in McCray Hospital. He had lived in Avilla the last three years, moving here from Rome City. He was retired from Western Southern Life Insurance Co. He was born July 9, 1907 in Springfield, Ill., the son of Willie and Maude (Myers) Preston. He married Verda Baker Nov. 13, 1926. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Max (Joy) Sneary, Avilla; a son, Charles E., Indianapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Blanch) Griffin, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Erv (Pat) Geschwell, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Eddie (Helen) Miller, Elkhart, and Mrs. James (Mabel) Forrester, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, George, Kendallville, and Harold, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Service in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Cremation followed at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 2-21-1980 + 2-1-1980
Preston Clayton E, 97, died October 19, 2011, at North Ridge Village in Albion. He was born on July 1, 1914, to Earl and Grace (Wald) Preston in Antwerp, Ohio. On February 6, 1937, he married Imogene Fought. He moved to Ligonier in 1950 coming from Antwerp, Ohio. He was a farmer his entire life. He was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church, a member of Farm Bureau as well as the Production Credit Association. He is survived by his wife; 5 children, Charlene (Sanford) Hooley of Ligonier, Karen (Jerry) Branham of Ligonier, Linda Burns of Orlando, Fla., Kevin (Candice) Preston of North Manchester, and Robert (Vicki) Preston of Ligonier; 11 grandchildren, Marty (Karen) Leamon, Monty Leamon, Sean (Sonya) Black, Kari Branham, Lorie (Joe) McColgan, Lane (Amy) Baker, Joseph Preston, James Preston, Sadie Preston, Clay Preston and Drew Preston; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Eileen Huebner and Wilma Simon. Funeral Oct. 23 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-21-2011
Preston Electa was the widow of the late Anson Preston, a pioneer settler of Noble County. Funeral was at the Swan Church Tuesday. ^ 8-11-1905
Preston Eloise J, 89, formerly of Avilla, died February 2, 2014, at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Kendallville December 2, 1924, to Earl (1975) and Mildred (Baker) Swartz (1996). She married Harvey Preston in Avilla on June 30, 1962, and he died in April 1990. She was a licensed practical nurse at McCray Hospital 1950-early 1960s. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Survivors include a son, Larry L. Parks of Tallahassee, Florida; a granddaughter, Kristen and Marc Collins of St. Petersburg, Florida; a grandson, Keith and Mary Ann Parks of Tallahassee, Florida; her great-grandchildren, Madison Hicks, Conner Hicks, Ciara Hicks, Justin Parks and Ryan Parks; a sister, Marilene Wilson of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by a stillborn son, Dennis Parks on May 4, 1943; her daughter, Carol Parks on October 29, 1961; and her previous husbands, Clifford Parks and Raymond Myers. Funeral, February 11, 2014, at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-9-2014
Preston George D, 86, formerly of Kendallville, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor. He was born in Decatur, Ill., Feb. 4, 1903, the son of William and Maude (Meyer) Preston. On March 31, 1923 in Fort Wayne, he married Garnet Ruth Worman. He was former owner of the Sportsman Inn in Kendallville, had been employed by General Electric and was a car salesman. Surviving are 2 sons, Jerome D. of Kendallville, and James W. of Milwaukee, Wis.; a brother, Harold of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services will be Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 3-18-1989
Preston Harvey, 66, living 2 miles south of Avilla, was stricken with heart trouble last Friday and died in a very short time from its effects. Saturday morning he asked for some milk and after Mrs. Preston had taken the milk upstairs, she returned to the kitchen, thinking he might rest, but instead he too came downstairs and to the kitchen and sat down in a chair, where he died. He was born in the Avilla community and had always resided here engaging in farming. The surviving relatives include the widow, one son, Ralph of near Avilla; one daughter, Mrs. William Wappes of near LaOtto; three brothers, Maurice of Kendallville, Nelson A. of near Avilla, and Charles, Danville, Ill. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anson Preston, pioneers of this community. The funeral was Monday at the Swan M. E. Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-14-1928
Preston Harvey, 66, died August 26, 1990 at McCray Hospital. He was born September 13, 1923, the son of Ralph and Dee (Baker) Preston. He married Eloise Swartz on June 30, 1962. A lifetime resident of Avilla, he was a trucker and a farmer. Surviving are his wife; a stepson; 2 sisters, Emma Fonda of Va., and Barbara Williams of Plainfield. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 8-26-1990
Preston Imogene L, 95, of Albion, died February 22, 2013. She was born on January 30, 1918, in Topeka to Irvin and Ella (Moseman) Fought. She married Clayton Preston on February 6, 1937. He died in 2011. She is survived by 5 children: Charlene (Sanford) Hooley of Ligonier; Karen (Jerry) Branham of Ligonier; Linda Burns of Orlando, Fla., Kevin (Candy) Preston of Winona Lake, Ind., and Robert (Vicki) Preston of Wawaka; 11 grandchildren, Marty (Karen) Leamon, Monty (Jeryl) Leamon, Sean (Sonya) Black, Kari Branham, Lorie (Joe) McColgan, Lane (Amy) Baker, Joseph, James, Sadie, Clay and Drew Preston; 9 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Joann Keplinger of LaGrange, Jane (Dean) Ulrey of LaGrange, and Janice Keenan of LaGrange. She was also preceded in death by 4 sisters, Kathryn Preston, Helen Woodworth, Phyllis Myers and Ilah Donaldson. She had worked for the West Noble School Corporation for over 10 years. She was a 1936 graduate of Topeka High School and was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Funeral Feb. 27 at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-23-2013
Preston Jerome, 77, of Kendallville, died October 2, 2013. He was born in Fort Wayne on April 14, 1936, to George and Ruth (Worman) Preston .He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1954 and DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago with an electronics degree. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married Elizabeth France on August 27, 1955, in Kendallville. For more than 30 years, Jerry was employed with Kraft Foods in Kendallville. He managed the maintenance department at Kraft before retiring in 1992. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Pam and Wayne Baker of Albion; a son, David and Lori Preston of Kendallville; his grandchildren: Lindsay Wabika, and Jeremy Baker, Nicole Preston, Kayla Preston, Samantha Preston, Trevor Yates and Jena Yates; great-grandchildren, Jaylee Baker, Ahydan and Ahvree Wabika, and Tyson David Rarick; a brother, James and Judy Preston of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Yates, on March 14, 1997. Funeral, October 7, 2013 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-5-2013
Preston John L, 64, died unexpectedly today in McCray Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 28, 1929. On July 4, 1986 in Okeechobee, Fla. he married Wanda Miles. He was employed by Nisco in Topeka and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla and Moose Lodge 1301 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; his parents, Stan and Mary Chaplin of Jansen Beach, Fla.; a son, Jack of Gardenville, Nev.; 2 stepchildren; a brother Stan Jr. of Pottstown, Pa.; and 8 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. + 12-20-1993
Preston Lydia, of LaOtto, died on New Year’s morning while on a visit in Ohio. ^ 1-4-1884
Preston Martha was born in Connecticut on June 1, 1800 and died at Swan on June 28, 1883. In youth she emigrated to the state of New York where she lived until 1833, when she came to Fort Wayne, and in 1834 she settled in Swan Twp where she remained until her death. On June 27, 1824 she married Charles Shelner, with whom she lived 35 years, when he died on the anniversary of their marriage. She was again married in Dec. 1861 to Lucius Preston, who has been dead several years. In youth she united with the M. E. Church and she was the mother of that church in Swan. Before any place was prepared for preaching her house was used for that purpose and was known as “Burn’s Chapel.” Afterwards a log building was erected for a church and school house where meetings were held. Her seat was never empty when it was possible for her to be present. Albion New Era 6-12-1884
Preston Mary died at her home Aug. 19. Her maiden name was Mary F. Peckens. She was the youngest of four children and was born in Freedom Twp, Washtenaw County Oct. 25, 1848. She was married to George Preston at the age of 20 and with the exception of a few years in Francisco, had always resided in this village. She was active in the Congregational Church and a member of OES. Funeral was held from the Federated Church Sunday. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery. + 9-19-1932
Preston Maurice E, 67, native of Swan Twp, died at his home in Kendallville Monday. He was born Dec. 1, 1867, in Swan Twp, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Preston. He married Cloie Bricker Feb. 7, 1889. Leaving Swan Twp, he engaged in business a year at Cromwell and then operated a dairy farm near Garrett for 2 years. Twenty-five years ago he moved to Kendallville, where he had made his home since. Surviving are the widow; a son, Walter, and a daughter, Mrs. Russell Stockton, Kendallville; a brother, Charles, Decatur, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Libbie Broughton, LaOtto. Funeral will be Thursday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1935
Preston Nelson, son of Anson and Electa L Preston, was born in Swan Twp August 6, 1859 and died August 14, 1925, age 66 years and 8 days. In 1896 he married Clementine Cope. They settled on the old homestead where they remained to the time of his death. Besides the widow he leaves one sister, Mrs. Emily Broughton of Swan Twp, and two brothers, Maurice of Kendallville, and Charles of Danville, Ill. Four brothers, Fredrick H., James F., Benton E., and Harvey E.; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Simon and Ida May Weller have preceded him in death. Services were held at the home Monday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 8-20-1925
Preston Nelson C, 69, former Kendallville resident, died May 26 of a heart attack. He lived at R. 3, Syracuse but was a Kendallville businessman until 1949. Born Dec. 31, 1914, he was the son of Walter and Eulalia (Campbell) Preston. He married Ruby Lane in 1936 and she died in 1949. He married Margaret Luecke in Fort Wayne in 1949. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Richard of Dayton, Ohio, and Nelson II of Columbus; 5 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jane) Taylor of Andover, Conn., Mrs. Arthur (Judy) Schreiner of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ernest (Yvonne) Evans and Mrs. Steven (Cheryl) Heeter of Goshen, and Mrs. Thomas (Janet) McKinstry of Syracuse; a brother, Maynard of Wellington, Nev.; an aunt, Jessie Reed of Kendallville; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One brother and a grandchild preceded him in death. Services at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse, Sunday. Burial, McClintic Cemetery. + 5-26-1983
Preston Russell, 77, an old resident of Swan Twp, died at his home last Saturday of Bright’s disease and dropsy. He was born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., January 25, 1821 and came to Indiana in 1845. Two sons survive him. He was a brother of Anson Preston who died recently. ~ 3-3-1898
Preston Russell Mrs.
, aged 68 years 4 months and 5 days, died at her home in Swan Twp Saturday. Funeral at Swan on Monday. ~2-25-1892
Preston Ruth G, 89, died at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home Wednesday. She was born in Fort Wayne on March 22, 1905 to Edward and Sarah (Pence) Worman. On March 31, 1923 in Fort Wayne she married George Preston, who died March 18, 1989. She was a retired manager of an Atz Ice Cream Store in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 2 sons, Jerome of Kendallville and James of Fairfield Bay, Ark.; a sister, Helen Matthias of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren, Mrs. Wayne (Pam) Baker, David Preston and Mrs. Tim (Amy) Yates, Korene Christianson, Becky Westermann, Mark, Kerry and Paul Preston; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 10-19-1994
Preston Verda A, 92, Avilla, died May 18, 2002 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born April 4, 1910 in Fort Wayne to Edgar and Edna Jean (Leymon) Baker. She married Charles Preston November 13, 1926 in Fort Wayne. He died February 16, 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Joy A. Sneary of Avilla; a son, Charles E. of Auburn; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Laur, Candice Barbulesco, Geoffrey D. and Kenneth C. Preston and Susan K. Egbert; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Baker of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Mary Rice of Columbia City. She was also preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker who lived most of her life in Kendallville, Rome City and Avilla. Private family services. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-30-2002
Preston Winfield Scott, son of Parkinson and Margaret Preston, was born at LaPorte, Ind. Oct. 13, 1853 and died in Brimfield, Ind., Feb. 19, 1930, aged 76 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was one of a family of 8 children, of whom one brother, Allen of Kansas; and one sister, Elizabeth LeCombe, survive. He was married at Rome City on July 4, 1875 to Rosa Idell Duesler, who died March 17, 1929. They had 8 children, 4 of whom survive, Bessie, Lena, Ina and Jessie. There are 4 grandchildren, Fern, Ray, Catherine and Jean; and 3 great-grandchildren, Bernard, Winfield and Patsy Dell. He was a charter member of the Brimfield Knights of Pythias Lodge, initiated in 1905. Funeral at the M. E. Church at Brimfield Saturday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 3-?-1930
Pretz Madge, 67, a native of Avilla, died Tuesday of last week in the Paw (line missing) ing Hospital, Niles, Mich. She had lived in Niles since 1941. She was born in Avilla June 4, 1895. Survivors include her husband, Christian Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Allen Lutin, Niles; a sister, Mrs. Edward Schutt, and a brother, Cecil Walburn, both of Brimfield; and five grandchildren. Services were held Saturday in Kiger Funeral Home in Niles with burial in Silverbrook Cemetery. 9-13-1962
Price Alice Marie, adopted daughter of Jonathan and Annie Shuttleworth, was born in Albion Dec. 27, 1883 and died March 27, 1912, aged 28 years and three months. She spent her girlhood days in Albion. With her parents she removed to Avilla in 1905 where she assisted her father in his general store. Jan. 10, 1906 she was married in the Avilla Catholic Church to William Price, a telegraph operator of Auburn. They moved to Lansing, Mich. to be near the father and five sisters of Mr. Price. They had 3 children, Genevieve, Jonathan Bernard and Geraldine Marie, an infant two weeks old. On March 21 her husband was found dead in bed from apoplexy, and in less than a week, March 27, Alice unable to withstand the grief of her husband’s death, died. She leaves her father and sister, Mrs. Louis Lepper of Kendallville. Funeral was in the Catholic Church and she was buried by the side of her husband at Lansing, Mich. ~ 4-10-1912
Price Berniece, 81, formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday in Parnell Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 19, 1898 in Huntington, the daughter of Anthony and Martha (Rickard) Fleck. On Dec. 28, 1920, she married Henry Price in Huntington. He died in 1960. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Johnson, R. 3, Ligonier, Mrs. John (Janet) Manis, Bloomington, and Mrs. Martha Dilton, Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Dilgard, Cline & Southern Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
Price Beulah, 86, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born Nov. 25, 1896 in Sparta Twp to George and Mary (Winebrenner) Miller. On Feb. 22, 1923 in Wakarusa, she married Levi Price, who preceded her in death. She was a resident of the Kimmell community most of her life. She was a member of the Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Lowell and Thad of Kimmell; a sister, Mrs. Jesse (Florence) LeCount of North Webster; a brother, Otto of Kimmell; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-30-1983
Price Bonnie Jean, about 51, a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died May 2, 1970 at McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1919, the daughter of Harley D and Irma Irene Frick Yant. She was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are her parents; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry S. Pierce of Fort Wayne, and Susan Anne at home; one brother, Douglas of Ala.; and a sister, Mrs. Merrill Kinnison of Wawaka. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1970
Price Braxton Adair died shortly after birth February 5, 2007 at Parkview Noble Hospital. Surviving are his mother, Alaina Price of Wawaka; grandparents, Bill and Patty Price of Wawaka; a great-great-grandmother, Dorsie Patton of eastern Ky. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 2-8-2007
Price Candy L, 14-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thad Price of R. 1, Kimmell, died at her home June 7, 1965. She was born March 22, 1964 at Columbia City. Surviving are the parents; 2 brothers, Tony and William at home; a half-sister, Connie West at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wysong of Wawaka, and Mrs. and Mrs. Levi Price of Wolf Lake. A brother, Chad, died in 1963. Funeral was Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1965
Price Chad Allen, 6, (b. 4-16-1957 - d. 7-8-1963) R. 1, Kimmell, was killed when struck by a car 2 miles south of Kimmell on Indiana 33 Monday when he darted onto the highway from a yard. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Thad Price, he died of a broken neck. Funeral was held Wednesday from the Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1963
Price Charles D, a farmer residing south of Kimmell, was struck by the southbound Panhandle motor train Tuesday at the Ellsworth St. crossing just east of the depot. He drove east on Ellsworth St. in his Ford touring car. He had a calf tied in the back seat of the car as he was taking it to the Daniel Bros. slaughter house. The train was sounding its whistle but Price did not seem to heed it. The car had nearly cleared the track when the engine struck the rear of the machine. The Ford did not upset and Price was not knocked out of the machine. Neither was the calf, as the latter seemed to be uninjured. It was later taken to the slaughter house. The auto was badly damaged. Price is past 70 years old and has a wife and family. + 1926
Price Charles E, son of James and Naomi Price, was born at Somerset in Wabash County, Ind. on May 26, 1863, and died Nov. 19, 1931, age 68 years, 5 months and 23 days. At an early age he went to Missouri with his parents and spent the greater part of his life in the western states. On Christmas Day, 1892, he married Gertrude Gerver of Noble County, who was at that time teaching school in Kansas. They had 2 sons, Paul and Elda. He had 3 sisters and 3 brothers, two of whom are still living. His wife passed away 16 months ago. He leaves the brothers, Leander of Nelson, Neb., and William of Anthony, Kansas; the 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Funeral was at Cosperville Baptist Church Saturday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 11-?-1931
Price Charles Edward, 87, of Syracuse, died March 25, 2005 at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse. He attended New Paris High School and worked for 15 years at Syracuse Rubber, retiring in May 1982. He also worked at I.X.L. Cabinet Co. in Goshen. On July 28, 1940 in Cosperville he married Eleanor J. Hunter. He was a member of North Webster Church of God. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Dee Pifer of Syracuse, Gloria and Don Edwards of Auburn and Sandi and George Lung of Pierceton; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Anita Price of Cromwell and Gary and Sharon Price of Syracuse; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Virgil Price of Ligonier and Robert and Ilene Price of Defiance, Ohio; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Kenton Miller of Cromwell. A sister, Betty LeMieux, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at North Webster Church of God. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-26-2005
Price Charles W "Shorty", 68, Kendallville, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Born in Waterloo, he was the son of Charles W. and Grace (Meeks) Price. He married Zelma Swank Nov. 22, 1957 in Kendallville. He had lived in Kendallville most of his life, coming from Steuben County. He was custodian at Kendallville City Hall, a member of Beacon Baptist Church and American Legion Post 240 in Avilla. Survivors are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Delmar (Bonnie) Sutton of LaGrange, and Mrs. Brad (Linda) Owens of Kendallville; a stepson, Donald Swank of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cyrelle Schomburg of Tavares, Fla., and Mrs. Ruth Brandon of Auburn; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral will be Monday in Beacon Baptist Church. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 2-?-1979
Price Clara Lovine, 82, died Nov. 3, 1943 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Lindeman in New Paris, with whom she had been making her home since last Aug. Funeral was held in Ligonier Saturday afternoon. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the daughter; 5 sons, John of Ligonier, Floyd of Goshen, Roy of Berrien Springs, Mich., Roy of Cromwell, and Levi of Albion; 3 brothers, Frank and John Damy, Ligonier, and Charles Damy, Center, Colo.; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Oscar Growcock, Ligonier, and Mrs. Jennie Miller, Beaverton, Mich. + 11-?-1943
Price David E, 89, R. 1, Kimmell, died Feb. 12 in Goshen Hospital. He was born April 23, 1890 in Elkhart County to Levi and Lillie (Wysong) Price. He married Irma Long Sept. 27, 1913 in St. Joe, Mich. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Janice) Barhydt, LaOtto, and Mrs. Paul (Bernita) Gangwer, Ligonier; a son, Burl, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Cullen, North Webster, and Mrs. Elma Miller, Millersburg; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded him in death. Services were Feb. 15 in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 2-21-1980 + 2-13-1980
Price Douglas, 85, of rural Huntertown, died Sept. 22, 2009 at the residence.
Price Emma Aretta, 78, died June 14 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Risser northeast of Ligonier. She was born in Elkhart County on Aug. 12, 1869, the daughter of Jesse and Susan (Orchard) Hire. She was married in 1888 to Eli Price, who died in 1942. She spent her entire life in this community. She is survived by one son, Allen of Goshen; a niece, Mrs. Milburn Risser, Ligonier; a half-sister, Mrs. Sophia Gross, Milford; a grandson and a great-granddaughter. Funeral at Brown Funeral Home June 17. Burial Salem Cemetery. + 6-14-1948
Price Ester E (Kunce) was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, March 25, 1826. Departed this life May 4, 1895. Aged 69 years, 1 month, 9 days. She emigrated with her parents to Elkhart County, Indiana in the year 1832. April 14, 1851 she was married to Andrew Price. To this union there was born four boys and six girls. All living, except Magge O. who preceded her in death March 5, 1893. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren. She has been a widow for over 16 years. Her husband died March 31, 1879. During this time she lived on the old home place keeping house with her children. Ligonier Leader 5-9-1895
Price Eugene A, 41, Fort Wayne, was dead on arrival Saturday (d. 9-17-1988) at St. Joseph Medical Center following a traffic accident involving his bicycle. Born in Kendallville Nov. 11, 1946, he was the son of Max A. and Mary Lou (Hart) Price. He was a construction worker in the Fort Wayne area. Surviving are his father in Fremont and his mother in Kendallville; a daughter, Dawn; a sister, Maxine Sedlacek, Dayton, Ohio; and 2 brothers, William of Wawaka, and Danny of Pleasant Lake. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-17-1988
Price Fillmore B
, 94, of Albion, died at Parkview Noble Hospital on June 7, 2013. He was born on July 19, 1918, in Kosciusko County to John and Goldie (Robinson) Price. He married Pauline Elijah on November 22, 1936. She died in 2008. He is survived by a son, Robert (Carol) Price of Kendallville, and 2 daughters, Rosalie (Richard) Baker of Albion and Nancy Blankenship of Rock Springs, Ga.; grandchildren, Cindy (Phil) Fisel, Robert Jr (Donna) Price, Debby (Jeff) Shipe, Sherry (Tony) Stump, Tammy (Jim) Hochstetler, Richard (Wendy) Baker, William (Nida) Baker, Paul (Mady) Blankenship, Sandy (Joe) Waters, Roger Blankenship, Jody Perdomo and Vickie (Keven) Langley; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Wint, 2 brothers, a sister, his parents, his wife, 2 grandsons and 2 great-granddaughters. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps in World War II. He attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He had various occupations until his retirement in 1979. Funeral, June 14, 2013 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-12-2013
Price George W, 81, died Tuesday at his home in Brighton. Funeral was yesterday at the South Church. Burial in the churchyard cemetery. He was born Feb. 4, 1834 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He came to this county in 1864 , locating on a farm east of Brighton where he lived 6 months. He then moved to Lima where he lived another 6 months, after which he located at Brighton, known as Lexington, where he opened a blacksmith shop, an occupation which he followed for over 30 years, retiring a few years ago to engage in farming. He was married to Elizabeth Long 67 years ago. She was a daughter of George and Rebecca Long and was born in Pa. She died 22 years ago. He leaves 4 daughters, Etta at home, Mrs. Sue Shattuck, Mrs. J. J. Lantz and Mrs. A. A. Horner; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. + 2-22-1921
Price George W, about 67, died at his residence at Ripley Aug. 5, 1875 of dropsy of the heart. He was the father of Joseph, Lewis and William Price and of Mrs. Ira Kiblinger of Noble County. He was one of the oldest settlers of Noble County. Albion New Era 8-12-1875
Price Gertrude, 65, died at her home one mile west of here yesterday of paralysis. In her early life she taught school in Kansas and after her marriage to Charles Price located here. She was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband; 2 sons, Paul of Wawaka, and Eldo of Toledo; 2 brothers, Willis and Carl Gerver of Wawaka; 4 sisters, Mrs. Will Jourdan of Wawaka, Mrs. Charles Reed of Anderson, Mrs. M. C. Cass of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Will Munk of near Kendallville. Funeral Sunday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 7-?-1930
Price Goldie R, former Ligonier resident, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. She was born in Kosciusko County on Nov. 15, 1888. She was a resident in Ligonier for 50 years and was a restaurant cook. She married John H. Price Feb. 11, 1905. He died in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vern (Mary) Schrock, Goshen; 3 sons, Kenneth, Scotts Bluff, Neb., Fillmore, Syracuse, and Harold, address unknown; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. Burial, Violett Cemetery. + 9-?-1975
Price Hannah, 97, died last Monday after fracturing her hip over a year ago. She died at the home of Mrs. Adelaide Palmer, her niece with whom she had resided. One sister survives. Funeral yesterday from the home of Mrs. Palmer. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. She was the widow of a Civil War veteran, Lewis Price. + 4-?-1942
Price Hettie L, 88, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Monday at Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Ligonier. Born Nov. 14, 1897 in Cromwell, she was the daughter of John and Bertha (Foster) Gorsuch. On March 20, 1926 she married Roy L. Price. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Geraldine Lung of Ligonier; a grandchild; and 2 great-grandchildren. A brother, Cyril, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1986
Price Irma, 85, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Monday at Goshen Hospital. Born June 14, 1896 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of George and Amanda (Fisel) Long. On Sept. 27, 1913 in St. Joseph, Mich. She married David Price who died in 1980. She had lived in the Kimmell area 50 years and was a member of the Kimmell United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Janice) Barhydt of LaOtto, and Mrs. Paul (Berneta) Gangwer of Ligonier; a son, Burl of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-8-1982
Price James was born in Huron County, Ohio Sept. 20, 1841. He died in Wolf Lake March 29, 1923, aged 81 years, 6 months and 9 days. He came to Noble County when a small boy and resided there till the time of his death. He enlisted in the Civil War Sept. 11, 1861 and served until the close of the war. He was in several battles, among which were Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, Franklin, Shiloh and Gettysburg. During the war he contracted rheumatism, which later resulted in the loss of his leg. On Feb. 9, 1878 he married Melvina Miller. They had one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Jackson. About 30 years ago he became a member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church where funeral was held Saturday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1923
Price James "Lowell", 60, died February 1995 in his Albion residence. He was born in Wolf Lake on January 21, 1935 to Levi D. and Beulah V. (Miller) Price. On February 26, 1955 he married Glendys Smith. A lifetime Albion area resident, he was member of the Albion Fire Dept., Asbury United Methodist Church, Lodge 97 F&AM, all Albion, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Prentiss Chapter 187 OES. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Nancy Shores of Elizabethtown, Ky., Susan Vice of Avilla and Jennifer Steffey of Albion; a brother Thad of Kimmell; 6 grandchildren, Thomas and Tyler Shores, Meredith and Matthew Vice and Elizabeth and Carol Steffey. Funeral Thursday in Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-19-1995
Price Levi, 82, of R. 4, Albion, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. Born in Kosciusko County July 18, 1898, he was the son of Charles and Clara (Damy) Price. On Feb. 22, 1923 in Wakarusa, he married Beulah Miller. He had lived most of his life in Noble County, where he was a farmer. He was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Lowell and Thad of R. 1, Kimmell; 2 sisters, Nora Warble and Edna Emmert of Goshen; a brother, Roy of R. 1, Cromwell; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Price Lillie, 79, a pioneer lady of the area west of Ligonier, died April 1 at her home of heart disease. Survivors include one son, David of Kimmell; 5 daughters, Mrs. Ertis Wheeler of Ligonier, Mrs. Clayton Whitmer and Mrs. Earl Culver of North Webster, Mrs. John Stabler of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jacob Miller of Ligonier; 23 grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Laird Wysong of Wawaka, Allen Wysong of Chicago and George Wysong of Stillwater, Okla. + 4-?-1940
Price Marietta, 70, died from apoplexy Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Weir, east of Plato. Funeral Wednesday at Brighton Chapel. Survivors are the daughter; 2 grandsons, Robert and Lester Jr.; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Susan Shattuck of near Sturgis, Mrs. Ella Horner of Mongo, and Mrs. Lucy Lantz of Warsaw. She was the daughter of prominent LaGrange County pioneers and was born in Ohio. Her father owned a blacksmith shop in Brighton in earlier days. + No date
Price Mary Lou, 62, died January 23, 1990 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born February 12, 1927 in Noble County, the daughter of Wilbur and Gladys (Hossinger) Hart. Survivors include her mother of Albion; a daughter, Maxine Sedlacek of Dayton, Ohio; 2 sons, William of Wawaka and Danny of Ashley; one sister, Lois Workman of Columbia City; 2 brothers, Clayton Hart of Rome City and Junior Hart of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 1-22-1990
Price Melvina Catherine, daughter of Emanuel C. and Catherine Miller, was born in Bucyrus, Ohio on April 15, 1855. When 10 months of age her parents moved to a farm north of Wolf Lake, later to Wolf Lake, where they spent the remainder of their lives. She was the third child of a family of 8, Orlando, who died some years ago in Kansas, Anna Richmond who died in Kimmell in 1928, Mollie Stultz and Jim Miller residing in Wolf Lake, Harry of Mishawaka, John of Sturgis, Mich., and Charles of Brimfield. She was married to James Price on Feb. 9, 1878. He died some 8 years ago. They had one daughter, Daisy, with whom she lived during her widowhood. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She died May 24, 1931, aged 76 years one month and 9 days. Funeral was May 26. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1931
Price Paul was born Dec. 4, 1894 and died March 30, 1961. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, April 3. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1961
Price Pauline L, 91, died Oct. 1, 2008 at Coliseum Medical Center, Macon, Georgia. She was born April 17, 1917 in Noble County to William D. and Addie (Portner) Elijah. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. On November 22, 1936 she married Fillmore Price. Surviving are her husband in Marshallville, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carol Price of Kendallville, Ind.; 3 daughters and two sons-in-law, Rosalie and Richard Baker of Albion, Ind., Nancy Blankenship of Ringgold, Ga., and Mary Lou and Bill Wint of Reynolds, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert Elijah of Novato, Calif. and Richard Elijah of Kendallville, Ind. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Clyde, William Jr., and Paul Elijah; one grandson; and 2 great-granddaughters. A private service was held. Submitted by Robert and Carol Price. (Publication and date not supplied.)
Price Raymond Douglas "Dugan", 86, of rural Huntertown, died Sept. 22, 2009 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a WW II and Korean Conflict Navy veteran. He owned and operated Price's Dairy for 24 years, retiring in 1987 as a truck driver for Teamster's Local after 19 years. He was a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church, Huntertown VFW Post 11314, and Avilla American Legion Post 240. Surviving are his wife of over 61 years, Martha (Garman); children, Sarah (Kenny) Ehinger of Rome City, Rachel (David) Lash of Avilla, John (Debra) Price of Valley View, Texas, Matthew (Barbara) Price of Huntertown, Elizabeth (Greg) Davis of Churubusco, Mitchell Price of Huntertown, and Barbara (Brad) Lomont of Leo; sister, Lorraine Warner of Huntertown, 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mary (Poinsette) Price. Service Saturday at Huntertown United Methodist Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery with military rites. ^ 9-25-2009
Price Reydyn Oshean, 29 days old, died Feb. 25, 2009 at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 2-26-2009
Price Roy L, 95, of rural Cromwell, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. He was born March 12, 1896 in Noble County to Charles and Clara (Damy) Price. On March 20, 1926 he married Hettie Gorsuch. She died in 1986. He had been a farmer since 1926 and was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Geraldine Long of Ligonier; one grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-27-1991
Price Ruby A was born Feb. 24, 1894 and died Aug. 4, 1965. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Aug. 6. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1965
Price Ruby Dell, 75, lifetime resident of Ligonier, died today in Goshen Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1894 in Ligonier, she was a member of Calvary Temple. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Jerry Lemieux, Ligonier, and Mrs. Kenton Miller, Cromwell; 3 sons, Virgil, Ligonier, Charles, Syracuse, Robert Ayresville, Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha Preskey, Rome City, and Miss Leola Olinghouse, Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Ivory Olinghouse, Niles, Mich., Rollin Olinghouse, Ligonier; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday at Calvary Temple Church. + 8-?-1970
Price Virgil R, 97, of Ligonier, died January 30, 2013 at his son’s home in San Diego.  He was born on June 27, 1915, in Ligonier to Ray C. and Ruby D. (Olinghouse) Price.  He married Bertie M. Thunander on November 12, 1938. She died December 1, 1998.  He retired from Essex Wire as a mechanic in 1982 and was also an employee of Studebaker’s in South Bend in 1964. He also ran his own business, Price Paint and Repair. He was medically discharged from the U. S. Army during the war and was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and American Legion. Survivors include a son, Steven (Elsa) Price of San Diego; one grandson, Nelson (Arlene) Price of San Diego; 2 great-grandchildren, Kristofer Ryan and Kaycee Anna; and one sister, Norma Jean Miller of Cromwell. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sister, Charles (Eleanor) Price (March 25, 2005), Betty (Jerry) LeMieux (May 19, 1982), Robert (Eileen) Price (March 7, 2008). Memorial service, February 8, 2013, at Yeager Funeral Home.  Burial, Sparta Cemetery.  ^ 2-6-2013
Price Walter Edward, 73, of Huntertown, died August 21, in McCray Hospital. A native of Hicksville, Ohio, he resided in Indiana most of his life and was a member of the Huntertown United Methodist Church. He was founder and president of Price’s Dairy, Inc., Huntertown, which began operations in 1947. He also was associated with the Eskay Dairy, Fort Wayne, for 25 years. He retired seven years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen; a son, Douglas, Huntertown; a daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Warner, Huntertown; two brothers, Arthur, Elkhart, and William, Monrovia, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Smith, Huntertown, Mrs. Mary Curtis, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ethel Schaper, Woodburn; 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Funeral was Monday in the D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 8-27-1970
Price Zelma E, 94, died May 29, 2002 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church and Moose Lodge 1301 Ladies Auxiliary. She was born Aug. 5, 1907 in Noble County to Branch and Emma (Hettmansperger) Wenner. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George A. Swank, who died July 24, 1954; her second husband, Charles Price, who died Feb. 22, 1979; a brother, Charles Wenner; and a sister, Gertrude Swank. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Janis Swank of Kendallville; 2 stepdaughters; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Harry Carlson of Kokomo and Bonnie and Burton Chapman of Calif.; a grandchild and several great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-30-2002
Prickett Amanda E, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Frazure, was born in Albion Dec. 27, 1866, and died at her home in Albion June 1, 1938, aged 71 years, 5 months and 4 days. Nine children were born to this family, of which number only one member survives, George Frazure of Albion. She was educated in the public schools of her native town. On May 10, 1884 she married Elmer E. Prickett. They had four children, Pindell of Albion, Mrs. A. C. Kimmell of Denver, Col., Mrs. B. G. Zimmerman of Deshler, Ohio, and Charles who died in 1923. Surviving are the husband; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. For many years she was a member of Albion M. E. Church and Prentiss Chapter OES. Funeral at the home Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Prickett Ann (Starkey) was born June 3, 1842 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Della Stults on Nov. 3, 1922, aged 80 years and 5 months. She married Jacob V. Prickett Oct. 10, 1863, and they had five children, Edwin L. and Della survive, Ella who died Oct. 2, 1866, Alice Adair who died April 7, 1922, and Charles H., who died July 8, 1917. Her husband died Feb. 14, 1910. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Baptist Church. + 11-?-1922
Prickett Anna A, about 84, (b. 8-28-1868) died June 1, 1953 at her Albion home. She was a native of Washington Twp, the widow of Edwin L. Prickett, at one time clerk of the Noble Circuit Court, and for many years a teacher in the Albion public schools. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James W. Edwards of Albion, with whom she made her home; one son, Fred of Rome City; two granddaughters; two brothers, Tom Kiester of Kimmell, and Lee Kiester of Albion; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Surfus of near Brimfield, Mrs. Charles Beers, Mrs. Claude Kimmell and Mrs. Charles Butts of Kimmell. Services will be this afternoon at the Presbyterian Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1953
Prickett Anna K, 71, lifelong resident of Wolf Lake and community and former Noble County school attendance officer, died of a heart attack at her home in Wolf Lake April 26, 1947. The widow of Charles Prickett, she is survived by a son, Charles D., Willard, O.; three daughters, Miss Edna and Mrs. A. D. Crow, both of Chicago, and Mrs. Alcom Bunger, Cromwell; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Roy Roush, Pierceton; and a brother, Calvin Seymoure of Cromwell. Services were Monday at Wolf Lake Methodist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ~ 5-1-1947 + 4-?-1947
Prickett Ben, 44, former Albion resident of Fort Wayne, was dead on arrival Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Dr. Gordon Franke, county coroner, ruled the death suicide by hanging. A native of Noble County, he had lived in Fort Wayne for the past 25 years. He was a complaint investigator for the City Water Works and had graduated from Albion High School. Pindell and Grace (Payton) Prickett were his parents. Survivors include his wife, Mary Katherine; a son, Michael, Fort Wayne; three brothers, John and Paul, Albion, and Joseph of Avilla; three sisters, Mrs. Esther Helmke, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Mary Louise Grover, Lebanon, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stuckman, Washington, Iowa. Funeral Wednesday at the C. M. Sloan Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 11-9-1967 + 11-?-1967 (b. 1-3-1923 - d. 11-5-1967)
Prickett Carol I, 72, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. She was born July 25, 1922 in Newaygo County, Michigan to Willard and Suzanna (Fischer) Moore. On October 24, 1942 in Madison, Wis., she married Joe Prickett. She retired in 1989 after 25 years with Riley's Inc. in Avilla. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Noble Chapter 122 OES and American Legion Post 240, Avilla. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Eric (Sue) Orcutt of Rockvale, Tenn.; 2 sisters, Betty Diehm of Avilla, and Evelyn Knight of Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert Moore of Albion; and 2 grandsons, Ric and Courtney. A brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 10-23-1994
Prickett Charles D "Cy", 62, was born near Wolf Lake Nov. 30, 1912 to Charles H. and Anna (Seymoure) Prickett, and he married Coleen Treer Feb. 14, 1947. She survives. He was a 1931 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, employed by the R&O Railroad, served in WW II, and was appointed Wolf Lake postmaster Dec. 12, 1962. He was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church, Lions Club, Brotherhood of Locomotive engineers, former chief of Wolf Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Noble County Bicentennial Committee, and VFW. A lifetime resident of Noble County and postmaster for 12 years, he died Sunday in Parkview Hospital. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Cheryl) Franks, Wawaka, and Mrs. James (Becky) Dazey, Wolf Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Bunger, Cromwell, Miss Edna Prickett and Mrs. Jane Crow, Chicago; and two grandsons. Services Wednesday in Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ~ 12-5-1974 + 11-?-1974
Prickett Charles, 16-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Prickett of Albion, was drowned in Lake Papakeechie last Wednesday. It is not known how the accident occurred as he was fishing alone. His boat may have capsized. The body was recovered Wednesday in about 12 feet of water. + 8-?-1923
Prickett Colleen, 77, died Saturday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born May 10, 1916 in Whitley County to Fred and Maude (Flory) Treer. On February 14, 1947 in Cromwell she married Charles "Cy" Prickett. He died December 1, 1974. She owned her own beauty shop in Elkhart for 8 years before her marriage. She was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church and Wolf Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Surviving are 2 daughters, Cheryl Franks of Kendallville and Becky Egly of Middleburg, Fla.; 4 grandchildren, Todd, Jeff and Jill Franks and Matthew Dazey. A sister, Elizabeth Howenstine, died in 1986. Funeral Tuesday in Shepherd of the Hill chapel. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 6-5-1993
Prickett Edna, 83, died in Chicago, Ill., December 15, 1991. She was the daughter of Charles and Ann (Seymore) Prickett. A graduate of Wolf Lake High School, she was a graduate of John Hopkins University School of Nursing. Graveside services at Wolf Lake Cemetery March 29, 1992. + 12-15-1991
Prickett Edwin L, 81, (b. 1-25-1865) died at his home in Albion April 1, 1946 from a heart attack. He was a retired school teacher, having taught 16 years in the Wolf Lake schools and 10 years in the Albion schools. He was a member of the Albion Presbyterian Church. He is survived by the widow, Annie; one son, Fred of Kendallville; and one daughter, Mrs. Leah Edwards of Albion; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at the Albion Presbyterian Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1946
Prickett Elmer E, 82, dean of Noble County printers, died Oct. 6, 1945 at his home in Albion from a heart attack. He was born at Benton, Ind. on Jan. 13, 1863 where he lived until he was 13 years of age when he came to Albion with his late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob P. Prickett. Funeral was Oct. 9 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He is survived by one son, O. P. of Albion; 2 daughters, Mrs. B. G. Zimmerman of Deshler, Ohio, and Mrs. A. C. Kimmell of Denver, Colo.; 2 half-brothers, Shirley L. and Hayes of Port Angeles, Wash.; one sister, Ida Longnecker of Maywood, Ill.; a half-sister, Elsie Whitehead of Dayton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, Amanda (Frazure) who died June 1, 1938; and his son, Charles, who died of drowning during the summer of 1923. + 10-?-1945
Prickett Emerson H, 64, of Sequim, Wash., died at his home in that place Feb. 14 from heart trouble. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Prickett, deceased, and was reared to manhood in Albion. He was a graduate of the Albion High School with the class of 1886. Burial was made at Port Angeles, Wash., where 2 brothers, Hays and Shirley, reside. Mrs. Elsie Whitehad of Mishawaka is a sister, Mrs. B. T. Kuhn of this city and Mrs. Arthur Longnecker of Maywood, Ill., are half-sisters; E. E. Pricket of this city is a half-brother. Before departing for the west, he was editor and proprietor of the Syracuse Register for a number of years. + 2-?-1932
Prickett Fielding died May 28. > 5-29-1886 ^ 6-4-1886
Prickett Frank, 40, of Wolf Lake, died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, South Bend. Funeral was Friday at Henney Funeral Home in Cromwell. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; 2 sons, Hal and Dan; one daughter, Ann; one brother in service overseas; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alcom Bunger of Cromwell and Miss Edna Prickett and Mrs. Arthur Crow of Chicago. + 4-?-1944
Prickett Fred E, about 63, of Rome City, died May 28, 1967 at his home. He was trustee of Orange Twp and was a former teacher and coach in the Rome City School. He was a charter member of the Noble County Historical Society and a member of the Rome City Lions Club. A native of the Wolf Lake Community, he was born Jan. 26, 1940 to Edwin L. and Annie (Kiester) Prickett. Surviving are the widow, Marie; one daughter, Mrs. Delores Hofferman, Garrett; one stepson, Merlin Neff of Washington, D.C.; and one sister, Mrs. Leah D. Edwards of Albion. Services Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1967
Prickett Grace L, 66, (b. 12-20-1886) wife of O. P. Prickett and Albion resident, died September 17 in McCray Hospital. A life resident of the Albion area, she was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Albion. Surviving besides the husband are 3 daughters, Mrs. Guy Stuckman, Longmont, Colo., Mrs. Mary Lois Radcliff, Albion, and Mrs. Richard Helmke, Fort Wayne; 4 sons, Joe of Avilla, Ben of Fort Wayne, John and Paul of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Fogel, Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Albion EUB Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 9-24-1953 + 9-?-1953
Prickett Hal, 65, died Friday in the emergency room of Whitley County Hospital. He was born April 3, 1932 in Washington, Pa. to Jacob and Harriet (Wiley) Prickett. He was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He taught in the West Noble School systems and coached varsity basketball. He was a member of Ligonier Elks, Wolf Lake VFW and Indiana University Alumni Association. Surviving are his mother of Wolf Lake; a brother, Dan of Bridgman, Mich., a sister, Ann Davis of Huntington. Services Monday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 9-?-1997
Prickett Harriet, 95, died today in her Wolf Lake home. She was born May 24, 1903 in Noble County to Robert and Emma (Eagles) Wiley. On January 31, 1931 she married Jacob Prickett. He died in 1944. She was a 1921 graduate of Wolf Lake High School and Tri State College in 1927. She taught at Knapp, Washington Center and Wolf Lake schools for 37 years. She was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Dan of Bridgman, Mich.; a daughter, Ann W. Davis of Huntington; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Hal in 1997, and a grandchild, Joseph Wilkerson in 1996. Funeral Saturday in Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 9-10-1998
Prickett Howard, 48, real estate and insurance dealer of Nappanee, son of T. J. Prickett, deceased, was killed Friday when his automobile was struck by a NYC passenger train 3 miles west of Ligonier at a country road crossing. + 5-?-1941
Prickett Jacob Frank, 41, son of Charles V. and Anna Seymoure Prickett was born Oct. 18, 1903 and died at South Bend, Ind. April 4, 1944. He was married Jan. 31, 1931 to Harriet Wiley. They had 3 children, Charles Hal, Ann Wiley and Dan Eagles, who with the widow; his mother, Ann K. of Wolf Lake; 3 sisters, Mrs. Edith Bunger of Cromwell, Miss Edna Prickett, and Mrs. Lottie Jane Crow of Chicago; and one brother, Corporal Don Prickett now in Alaska, survive. He had spent most of his life in or near Wolf Lake. Funeral April 7 at Henney Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1944
Prickett Jacob P, 78, died at his home in Albion Nov. 19. For 19 years he was editor of The New Era. 11-25-1914 He was born at Benton, Elkhart County, Ind. May 10, 1836. When the Civil War broke out he volunteered but finding the regiment filled he returned home. When the second call came his brother Thomas responded as one of them had to remain. On Feb. 15, 1865 he again volunteered and enlisted in Co. A, 152nd Indiana Infantry. He was discharged Aug. 2, 1865. In 1876 he took charge of the Albion New Era, selling out in 1895 and moving to Fredericktown, Mo. where he engaged in the hardware business. He next moved to Milford, Ind., buying the Milford Mall which paper he edited about 7 years. He then retired and moved to Port Angeles, Washington where he resided 2 years. On Dec. 30, 1879 he joined the Albion Masonic Lodge No. 97. He married Elizabeth Ott Feb. 13, 1862 and their children were Elmer E. of Albion and Mrs. Ida F. Longnecker of Maywood, Ill. Mrs. Elizabeth Ott died Sept. 29, 1866 and he married Mrs. Sarah Rapp of Benton, Ind. March 28, 1868. They had 5 children, Emerson A. of Port Angeles, Wash., Mrs. Elsie Whitehead of Cromwell, Ind., Remington H., Shirley L. of Port Angeles, and Cullen B. deceased. He also leaves 2 stepchildren, M. I. Rapp and Mrs. Ada S. Kuhn of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Dorsey of Oswego; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Milford on the afternoon train and interred beside the youngest child who died a number of years ago. Albion New Era 12-2-1914
Prickett Jacob Vance died from a stroke of apoplexy at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Adair Monday. He was a pioneer resident of Noble County and for a number of years has resided on the homestead 2 miles west of Wolf Lake. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake. He was born March 2, 1839 in Logan County, Ohio. Surviving are the wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. E. L. Adair, Albion, Mrs. Wesley Shultz, southeast of Wolf Lake; 2 sons, Edwin, Albion, and Charles at home; 9 grandchildren; one brother and 3 sisters. Funeral will be Thursday from the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. * 2-15-1910 ^ 2-15-1910
Prickett James Payton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pindell Prickett, died Monday at their Albion home from abdominal grip. He was born March 2, 1909. Surviving are the parents and one sister. Private services at the house Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. ^ 3-1-1910
Prickett Jessie, 85, a milliner in Auburn for 50 years, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. Her death was attributed to a heart ailment following an illness that extended over several years. She was admitted to the hospital from a cottage at Tri Lakes, where she had resided during the summer. She retired about five years ago. She was first employed by Mrs. Anise Lease of Los Angeles, who formerly operated a millinery store in Auburn. She later operated her own shop in the building occupied by the Nor Ann Shop. She was never married. She was born in South Whitley, Ind. August 22, 1874. She is survived by two brothers, Frank of 711 N. Cedar St., Auburn and Tom of 607 N. Cedar St. A sister, Mrs. Etta Zimmerman and a brother, Charles, preceded her in death. ~ 12-22-1949
Prickett Joe M, 66, a former resident of Ligonier, died Dec. 5 at his home in Kansas City, Mo. In Jan. of this year he retired after 47 years of service with the Kansas City Southern Railroad. At the time of retirement he was vice president in charge of labor relations. The youngest of 8 children of Thomas and Martha Prickett, his boyhood and youth were spent in Albion and Ligonier. He graduated from Ligonier High School and Indianapolis Business College. Upon leaving college he went to Kansas City where he became associated with the Kansas City Railway. Surviving are his wife, Emma; one brother, Lloyd of Shreveport, La.; 3 nieces, Mrs. Martha Lough of Ligonier, Mrs. Harry Holderness of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Miss Faye McLean of Findlay, O.; a nephew, Arthur Shannon of Syracuse. A sister, Mrs. Morton Pollock died in Oct. of this year, and another sister, Mrs. Evana Smith of that city died a year ago. Funeral was Monday from Stine-McClure Funeral Home, with burial in Kansas City. + 12-?-1952
Prickett John, 86, of Albion, died Dec. 9, 1998 in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born in Albion June 25, 1912 to Pindell and Grace (Payton) Prickett. On Aug. 31, 1940 he married Marjorie Kimmell. A lifetime resident of this area, he retired after 32 years with the U. S. Postal Service, serving as assistant postmaster for Albion. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Albion and Albion F&AM Lodge. Surviving are his wife; a son, James M. of Albion; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Stuckman of Nappanee, Mary Lois Radcliffe of Fort Wayne, and Esther Helmke of Arizona; and 2 brothers, Paul of Albion and Joseph of Avilla. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ben. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 1-14-1999
Prickett Joseph W, 79, a 45-year member of the Avilla Fire Department and former fire chief for many years, died December 26, 1999, in Veterans' Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was honored in April 1996 by the Avilla Chamber of Commerce as Avilla's Citizen of the Year for 1996. He was born in Albion on June 17, 1920, to Pindell and Grace (Payton) Prickett. On October 24, 1942, in Madison, Wis., he married Carol I. Moore. She died October 24, 1994. He was a retired auto mechanic and had worked at several area dealerships including Brand's in Avilla. He retired from Parker Nivens Chevrolet in Kendallville. He was a WW II U. S. Army Air Corps veteran in which he was a S/Sgt radio mechanic with the 5-6 Bomb Group. He was past commander and charter member of American Legion Post 240, Avilla and also served with the building committee. He was a member of Avilla Lodge 460 F&AM. He received the State Fire Marshal's Meritorious Service Award through his involvement with the Avilla Fire Department, where he was a member for 45 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eric (Sue) Orcutt of Rockville, Tenn.; 2 grandsons, Ric and Courtney Orcutt of Rockville; a brother, Paul of Albion; and 3 sisters, Elizabeth Stuckman of Nappanee, Mary Louise Radcliffe of Fort Wayne, and Esther Helmke of Arizona. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ben and John. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla, Burial, Avilla Cemetery with military graveside services. ~ 1-13-2000
Prickett Josiah died Dec. 31, 1872 near Benton, Elkhart County, Ind. of congestion of the lungs. He was born in Marion County, W. Va., Dec. 22, 1799 and was afterwards a resident of Brown County, Ohio, whence he removed with his family in the year 1834 and settled near the site of the present town of Benton, Elkhart County, Ind., becoming one of the early settlers of that county. In 1851 he removed with his family to Iowa, where after a residence of about 15 years his wife died; and he came back to the vicinity of Benton where he died. During the 6 years of his last sojourning in Indiana he was frequently an inmate of the family of his son, Fielding, of this town. + Clippings book
Prickett Mahala, 73, was born in Elkhart County, Ind. in Nov. 1848, and died at White Plains, N.Y. on Aug. 11, 1922. During her early childhood her father removed with his family to the state of Iowa where she resided for several years, but when she was about 10 years of age she came to Albion and became a member of the family of her brother, Fielding, and she remained a member of that household until it was finally broken up in the fall of the year 1919. About Nov. 1, 1921 she went to White Plains, N.Y., to make her home with her grand-nephew, Roy F. Wrigley, to whom she was a second mother, he having lost his own mother when he was only 5 years of age. She was a member of the Albion Methodist Church. Surviving are a brother, Samuel O. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a half-brother, Jackson D. Orr of Denver, Colo.; a niece, Mrs. F. P. Eyman of Goshen, Ind.; a nephew, Will Prickett, the son of her brother, Samuel, and her grand-nephew. Services Sunday. Burial Albion Cemetery. + 8-?-1922
Prickett Marie, 89, died December 16, 1992 in McCray Hospital. She was born August 29, 1903 to Louis and Metta (Selley) Hayes. She married Leo Neff on October 4, 1921. On June 28, 1958 she married Frederick E. Prickett, who died in 1967. A lifetime Noble County resident, she was a retired Orange Twp trustee and a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Merlin Neff of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Dale Hayes of Inverness, Fla. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-16-1992
Prickett Marjorie L, 93, of Albion, died March 24 2008 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. A registered nurse, she had worked for Dr. Roth in Wolf Lake for 22 years and for Dr. Bowman in Albion for 28 years. She was born Dec. 2, 1914 in Boise, Idaho to Albinus and Gertrude (Bruno) Kimmell. she married John Prickett on Aug. 31, 1940 in Albion. He died Dec. 9, 1998. Surviving is a son, James, of Auburn. She was also preceded in death by a sister and 2 brothers. Private family services. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 3-25-2008
Prickett Martha A, 82y10m24d, was born in Elkhart Prairie, Elkhart Co., May 4, 1832, and died at her home in Albion, Mar. 28, 1915. She was the fourth daughter of Colonel John and Catherine Carr Jackson, early settlers, who came to Elkhart Co. in 1821. Her father was widely known among the early settlers as a brave and fearless fighter among the Indians, who in an early day menaced the lives and property of the settlers of nearly five score years ago. On Sept. 3, 1859 she was married to Fielding Prickett, who was also an early settler of Elkhart County. At the time of their marriage, Mr. Prickett was a rising young lawyer of Noble County. In 1859, they established their home in Albion, where Mrs. Prickett has continually lived. On May 18, 1863, one daughter was born to them, Lutie E. who became the wife of Luke H. Wrigley, also an attorney of the Noble County Bar, who is now judge of the 33rd judicial circuit court of Indiana. Her husband died May 28, 1886 and her daughter, May 31, 1897. She raised her only grandson, Roy Wrigley, who is now a student of law in Harvard University. * Albion Democrat 4-15-1915
Prickett Mary E, 92, died January 7, 2013, at Northridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was born on February 2, 1920, in Topeka to Leland and Ina (Coppes) Miller. She graduated from Albion High School in 1937. On December 31, 1940, she married Paul Prickett in Albion.  He died February 12, 2009. She was employed by Production Credit for 38 years and was the Noble County Deputy Recorder for 8 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #246 Women’s Auxiliary, and Prentiss Chapter #178 OES.  Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery.  ^ 1-12-2013
Prickett Mildred M, 66, Lansing, Mich., died Saturday in Roselawn Manor, Lansing. She was born Nov. 14, 1909 in Rome City to Edward and Nora (Miller) Moore. She lived in Rome City until 1960 when she moved to Lansing. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William (Delores) Hofferman, Garrett; one sister, Mrs. Leland (Gertrude) Calbeck, Ligonier; 2 brothers, Karl F., Fort Wayne, and Ralph E., Muncie; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral will be in Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing, Tuesday. Burial and graveside services Tuesday at Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Prickett Ott P, 70, a lifelong resident of Albion and former owner and publisher of Albion New Era, was found dead in the bathroom of his home Tuesday. Death was due to a heart ailment. He was still associated with the paper after more than fifty years of service. He was born July 31, 1885. His wife, Grace, died in 1953. Pindell, as everyone knew him, was graduated from Albion High School with the Class of 1902. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lois Radcliff of Albion, Mrs. Guy Stuckman of Washington, Iowa, and Mrs. Richard Helmke of Fort Wayne; four sons, Joe of Avilla, Ben of Fort Wayne, John and Paul of Albion; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Bayard Zimmerman of Deshler, Ohio, and Mrs. A. C. Kimmell of Denver, Colo. Services Thursday at Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 6-7-1956 + 6-6-1956
Prickett Paul, 92, died Feb. 12, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He served as the Noble County recorded for 8 years and retired from the Noble County abstract office. A WW II Army veteran, he was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion American Legion Post 240, Wolf Lake VFW, Albion Masonic Lodge 97, F&AM, and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. He was born March 18, 1916 in Albion to Pindell and Grace (Payton) Prickett. He married Mary Elizabeth Miller on Dec. 31, 1940. Surviving are his wife in Albion; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Stuckman of Nappanee and Mary Radcliffe and Esther Helmke of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John, Joe and Ben. Funeral Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 2-14-2009
Prickett Richard C, 69, died Feb. 1 in Goshen General Hospital. He was born April 16, 1908 in Gas City to Lora and Nancy (Sheron) Prickett. He married Susan Tukey July 7, 1936 in Marion. She survives. He published the Albion New Era from 1940 to the present time and had earlier owned weekly newspapers in Michigan and Ohio. He had been chief legislative aide to E. Ross Adair from 1950 to 1968. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion and various civic organizations. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Penelope) Smith, Goshen, and Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Heche, Ventnor, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Price, Chardon, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 2-9-1978 + 2-?-1978
Prickett Susan T, 87, Albion, died February 18, 2000. She was born November 10, 1912 in Marion, Ind., to Walter and Marietta (Coffin) Tukey. She married Richard C. Prickett on July 7, 1936 in Marion, Ind. He died February 1, 1978. The couple owned the Avilla News for a time and later purchased the Albion New Era, of which Prickett was publisher emeritus. Surviving are 2 daughters, Penelope Smith and her husband, Dr. Larry Smith of Goshen, and Nancy Heche of Chicago, Ill.; 7 grandchildren, Timothy Smith, Laura Schiesz, Richard D Smith, Sarah Morehead, Susan Bergman, Abigail Tinnerello and Anne Heche; great-grandchildren Elliot, Elizabeth, Natalie Bell, and Bennet Bergman, Douglas, Genna, Joshua and Jonathan Smith, Conner and Darby Schiesz and Austin, Spencer and Madeline Morehead. One grandson, Nathan Heche, is deceased, as is Mrs. Prickett's brother, U.S. Navy Commander, Bradley Tukey. His wife, Olive Tukey, survives in Seattle Wa. A memorial service was held in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 3-9-2000
Prickett Thomas, 69, brother of Nimrod Prickett of Goshen, and one of the pioneer residents of this section, died this morning at his home in Ligonier. He was a former resident of Benton Twp, of which he was trustee about 25 years ago, later moving to Ligonier, which city and Albion have since been his home. He retired from the office of county clerk of Noble County about a year ago. He is a veteran of the Civil War. He leaves a wife, 4 daughters and 2 sons, one daughter, Mrs. Shannon, residing in Benton Twp. J. P. Prickett, editor of the Milford Mail, is a brother, and Mrs. C. M. Immel of this city, a niece of the deceased. Mrs. Prickett is a sister of the late Mrs. Elisha Irwin of this city. ^ 5-16-1902
Prickett Winifred was born in Kendallville Sept. 8, 1869. Graduating from high school in 1886, she afterward spent one year in Detroit continuing her studies. In January 1888, with her brother Robert she made public confession of her faith in Christ in the Presbyterian Church. For four years in Albion she was her father’s assistant, he being ex-auditor, James R. Bunyan. Her year of married life with Mr. Frank M. Prickett, deputy county clerk, was a happy one. She died July 25, 1900. Tuesday evening she gave birth to a child, from the effects of which she did not rally. The child did not survive. Funeral t the family residence in Albion July 27, 1900. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-25-1900 ^ 8-3-1900
Priest Alice A, 75, died November 27, 1994 in Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City. She was born May 24, 1919 at Wolf Lake to Melvin and Lottie (Lindsey) Surfus. On May 21, 1938 in Albion she married Clarence E. Priest, who died March 31, 1919. She was a deputy assessor for Albion Twp and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Albion. Surviving are a daughter, Jean Moore of Albion; a sister, June Cleland of Kimmell; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 11-27-1994
Priest Clarence E "Whoopee", 71, Albion, died in his home Friday (d. 3-31-1989). Born in York Twp on July 12, 1917, he was the son of Clarence and Ella (Baker) Priest. On May 21, 1938 in the Albion Presbyterian parsonage, he married Alice Surfus. He was retired from the Noble County Highway Department. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Moore of Albion; a brother, Arthur of Greenfield; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-31-1989
Priest Clarence M, about 69, (b. 11-14-1886) a longtime resident of Albion but of recent years a resident of Merriam where he and Mrs. Priest owned and operated a grocery store, died at Oct. 3, 1956 at Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are the widow, Ella M.; 2 sons, Arthur of Greenfield and Edward of Albion; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1956
Priest Claudius A, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Priest of Cromwell, was drowned Sunday while swimming in Lake Papakeechie near Warsaw. The coroner said that a heart attack was responsible. Surviving are his parents and 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry Galloway and Mrs. Furmon Buck, both near Lake Wawasee. Funeral Tuesday at Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1933
Priest Ella M, 79, of recent years a resident of Merriam, died Feb. 9, 1970 in LaGrange County Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Noble County, born July 12, 1890 in York Twp, the daughter of Myron and Laura Pollock Baker. She and her husband, the late Clarence Priest, operated a grocery store in Merriam for a number of years. He died Nov. 3, 1956. Surviving are 2 sons, Edward of Albion and Arthur of Greenfield; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. One brother, Claude, preceded her in death. Funeral this afternoon at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1970
Priest Harvey B, 84, a native of Ohio, but a resident of Cromwell for 45 years, died Saturday in the Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Galloway and Mrs. Furmon Buck of near Lake Wawasee; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nellie Pence of Ligonier, Mrs. Ethel Goodrich of Chicago, and Mrs. Ora Hofer of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were Tuesday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1951
Priest James R, 37, a former Nappanee area resident who served the past 13 years in the U. S. Army, died March 9 in Germany where he was serving in the Army Engineers Corps. Surviving are the widow, Dolores (Frazier), formerly of Syracuse; and 3 daughters, Melodie, Brenda and Tina, all at home in Germany; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Lillian) Acito, South Bend and Mrs. Virgil (Anna) Kistler, Cromwell; and 2 brothers, Gerald and Andrew, South Bend. + 3-?-1965
Priest Lona, 76, a resident of this community most of her life, died Thursday at her home here. Surviving are the husband, Harvey; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry Galloway and Mrs. Furmon Buck of near Lake Wawasee; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A son, Claudius, preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday from L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1949
Priest Luella was found dead in bed at her home last Saturday by her husband. Heart trouble is attributed as the cause. A lifelong resident of Noble County, she was about 72 years of age and is survived by her husband, Jorden, and one daughter. + 7-?-1932
Priest Virgil, 80, of Elkhart, died Nov. 18 at the Riley Nursing Home in Goshen. Surviving are his widow, Cora; 2 daughters, Mrs. William Acito of South Bend and Mrs. Virgil Kistler, Cromwell; 3 sons, Gerald and Andrew, South Bend, and Sgt. J. R. in Germany; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Nov. 21 at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Interment, Nov. 24 in Syracuse. + 11-18-1964
Prince Leneth E, 58, of Churubusco, died Dec. 25, 2004 at his home. He had worked for General Electric in Fort Wayne for more than 32 years, retiring in 1994. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and a member of Columbia City D.A.V., Wolf Lake VFW Post and Columbia City American Legion. He was born Nov. 3, 1946 in Wolf Lake to Lorin E. and Mary (Parkison) Prince. Surviving are 2 daughters, Julia Klausing and her husband, Matthew, of Fort Wayne and Catherine Swanson and her husband, Jamie, of Columbia City; a brother, Dennis and his wife, Evelyn of Wolf Lake; 2 sisters, Connie Jasper and her husband, Michael of Churubusco and Tammy Crance and her husband, Scott of Churubusco; and one grandson. Memorial service Sunday at the VFW Post in Wolf Lake. ^ 12-28-2004
Prince Lorin E, 58, of Wolf Lake, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born June 14, 1921, he was the son of Walter and Mary (Clayton) Prince. He married Mary Parkison Aug. 5, 1944 in Fort Wayne. He was an employee of General Electric in Fort Wayne and a member of Bear Lake Church of God and American Legion Post 98, Columbia City. Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Connie Jasper of Columbia City and Tamara Crance of Churubusco; 2 sons, Dennis of Wolf Lake and Leneth of Churubusco; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion Friday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Prine Evelyn P, 71, Ligonier, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1908 in Pa. and had lived in the Cromwell-Ligonier area 20 years moving from Huntington. She was retired from Cromwell Products. The only survivors are cousins. Funeral Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Hoverstock Cemetery, Zanesville. + 3-?-1980
Printz Donna D, 48, of 650 N. Riley St., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Crooksville, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1932, the daughter of Stanley and Elizabeth (Collins) Bowen. On Dec. 28, 1957 in Richmond she married James J. Printz. She moved to Kendallville 9 years ago from Crooksville. She was employed in the shipping department of Seamco. Surviving are her mother in Crooksville; her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Sheila) Bolen of Albion, and Linda 12, at home; 2 sons, Steven of Koontz Lake, and James H. 8 at home; 10 sisters, including Mrs. Fenton (Betty) Spencer of Ligonier; 2 brothers; and 3 grandchildren. Services Friday in Crooksville Church of the Atonement. Burial, church cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Probst George Allen, 64, of Kendallville, died Dec. 10 in his residence. He was born in Kendallville Feb. 11, 1933 to Henry Earl and Mildred (Deibele) Probst. On Aug. 18, 1978 in Kendallville he married Roxie Hicks. He was a graduate of Avilla High School and had been superintendent at Lane Foundry and Mahoney Foundry. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Cindy of Fort Wayne and Elizabeth Meade and Rebecca Probst of Kendallville; a son, Michael of Kendallville; 3 stepdaughters; 2 sisters, Marjorie Miller of Kendallville and Barbara Drerup of Avilla; a stepsister, Betty Atz of Kendallville; a half-brother, Don Cripe of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Cedar Creek Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1997
Probst Gertrude L, 92, died Sunday in the home of her son. She was born in Avilla on January 3, 1904 to Charles and Hattie (Goodbrand) Baumgartner. On November 15, 1928 in Albion she married Ralph Probst, who died May 30, 1984. She had been a volunteer for LaGrange and McCray Hospitals. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Lady Elks No. 1194, Sylvan Chapter OES, Daughters of the Nile, Teti Sheri Temple No. 60, White Shrine and Sigma Beta. Surviving are a son, Noble Circuit Court judge, Robert of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Leesa Sturgis and Kristie Rodriguez, Diane Hunter and Steven Probst; 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Yahne; and 2 brothers, Earl and Kenneth Baumgartner. Funeral Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 3-10-1996
Probst H Earl, 95, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County May 7, 1891, the son of George and Lydia (Wiant) Probst. On Oct. 30, 1926 he married Mildred Deibele Cripe. A Kendallville area resident most of his life, he was a retired farmer and had worked 17 years for Burtzner & Wilhelm Sand & Gravel Co. He played with the Auburn Community Band in the early 1900’s and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Betty Atz and Marjorie Miller, Kendallville, Barbara Drerup, Avilla; two sons, George Probst and Don Cripe. Kendallville; and 13 grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-9-1987 + 4-3-1987
Probst Judith S, 63, died May 5, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was named Kendallville Citizen of the Year in 1976. She was a member and organist of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville and served the community in various positions, including director of the Ladies of Kiwanis Meals in Motion. She was born March 4, 1939 in Pekin, Ill. to Henry and Ethel Hilda (Zimmer) Hamann. She married Robert Probst Dec. 27, 1959 in Pekin. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Michael Emmons of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven Probst and Andrea Jones of Valparaiso; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Loretta Smith of Bend, Ore., and Barbara and George VanFossen of Alama, Calif.; 4 grandchildren, Charis and Jillian Hunter and Megan and Michael Emmons. Services Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-2-2002
Probst Mildred Lucille, 96, died Thursday in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was born in Kendallville on December 5, 1897 to August and Emma (McCullough) Deibele. On October 30, 1926 in Albion she married Henry Earl Probst, who died April 3, 1987. She was the oldest member of Trinity Church United Methodist, having been a member since 1908. Surviving are 3 daughters, Betty Atz and Marjorie Miller of Kendallville, and Barbara Drerup of Avilla; 2 sons, George Probst and Don Cripe of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A brother, Donald, died in 1992. Funeral Saturday in Trinity Church. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 1-6-1994
Probst Ralph W, 84, Kendallville, died May 30 in McCray Hospital. He was a former prosecuting attorney for Noble and Whitley Counties and was semi-retired. He was born in Garrett May 24, 1900, the son of George and Lydia (Wiant) Probst. He married Gertrude Baumgartner Nov. 15, 1928 in Albion. (He belonged to many area organizations; however, the paper was bound in such a manner to prevent accurate transcription.) Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Nancy) Yahne, a son, Noble County Circuit Court Judge Robert Probst; a brother, Earl; four grandchildren, all Kendallville. A sister, Wanda, preceded him in death. Services Friday in the Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-7-1984 + 5-30-1984
Probst Ruth, 66, died in the depot at Toledo. She was en route to Detroit to assist in the care of her little granddaughter who was not expected to live. Her train into Toledo was late and in her hurry to catch the Detroit train she left her pocketbook on the Lake Shore coach. A nephew, Oliver Spurgeon, is an employee in the station at Toledo. Mrs. Probst hurried up to his office to secure money to purchase a Detroit ticket and the over-exertion of running up and down several flights of stairs proved too much and while waiting for her nephew to purchase her ticket she sank backward into the arms of 2 ladies standing near. She died of apoplexy. She was born in Elkhart Twp. She leaves a son, Jerome of Detroit; 3 daughters, Mrs. Orrie Kinnison, Detroit, Mrs. Grant Himes, Goshen, and Miss Ludy with whom she makes her home. Little Mabel Probst, the granddaughter, died Sunday. Funeral for Mrs. Probst was today. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. ^ 4-18-1911
Procise Jack, 72, died Oct. 19 in V.A. Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 23, 1923 in Fort Wayne to Martin L. and Myrle (Downing) Procise. He married Betty Jane Merchant. A WW II Army veteran, he retired in 1983 after 28 years with International Harvester. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 296. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Risa L. Purdue, Renee Procise and Rebecca R. Austin, all of Fort Wayne; a son, Dan R. of Avilla; 2 stepsons; 2 stepdaughters; a brother, Phillip of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Peggie Hughes of Santa Barbara, Calif., Patricia Clark of Jupiter, Fla., and Suzanne Giese of Orlando, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. ~ 10-26-1995
Profitt Elizabeth K "Sally", 62, former manager-operator of the local telephone office, died Dec. 28 at her home, Dayton, Ohio. For several years she resided in Kendallville and was employed by McCray Corporation until she retired in 1967. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James W. Beattle and Mrs. Michael Barok, both of Oakwood, Ohio; five grandchildren and four sisters. Services were held at the Slentz & Moore Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. ~ 1-2-1969 + 12-28-1969
Pross Richard, 67, of Cromwell, died of complications Friday at VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. Funeral was Monday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. He is survived by one son, Bruce, serving with the U. S. Army in Europe; and one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Lovely, R. 1, Medaryville, Ind. + 10-?-1965
Prough Albert E, 72, Noble County farmer, died Tuesday from heart trouble at his farm home northwest of Ligonier where he had resided for 25 years. Services will be at the home and at Burr Oak Church. The son of Henry and Lucinda Prough, he was born in LaGrange County Nov. 21, 1861. He was married to Mary Luke March 18, 1886. He was a member of Burr Oak United Brethren Church. He is survived by his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Claude Loy of Ligonier, and Mrs. Arthur Rerick of South Bend; 3 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Celestia Palmer of Goshen; and a brother, Ira of LaGrange County. ^ 6-21-1933
Prouty Ada, 77, of Roanoke, formerly of Jefferson Twp, died Dec. 5 at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital. Funeral was Wednesday at Merriam Christian Chapel with interment in the cemetery there. Surviving are 3 brothers, Eban Lemaster, John and Floyd; and 3 sisters, Mamie, Elda and Edna; 3 daughters, Mrs. Edward Bryant, Mrs. Clifford Worrel, and Mrs. Richard Anweiller;; and a son, Clyd of Roanoke. + 12-?-1969
Prouty Cullen B, 49, died Monday at his home in Jefferson Twp. His whole life was sent on the old Prouty farm. Surviving are the widow, Mary; a son Rex at home; and 2 daughters, June at home, and Mrs. Robert Forker of Kendallville; one grandson, Larry Forker. Funeral Thursday at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 8-?-1939
Prouty Della, widow of the late W. D. Prouty of Albion, died at the Simon Convalescent Home at Kendallville Monday from infirmities of age. Surviving are a son, Cullen of Jefferson Twp; 2 brothers, Frank Singrey of Fort Wayne, and Roy Singrey of Toledo. Funeral Wednesday from the Rehoboth Church. + 9-?-1936
Prouty Mary, about 65, died May 17, 1964 at her farm home in the Bakertown community, where she had lived nearly 2 years. A native of Kendallville, and a former Rome City resident, she was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Royal Neighbors in Kendallville. She is survived by a son, Rex; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Forker and Mrs. Elton Cogan of R. 3, Albion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Winebrenner of Albion, and Mrs. Betty Cozier of Fort Wayne; 4 foster brothers, Ira Schlotterback of Merriam, Harry Schlotterback of Kendallville, Daniel Schlotterback of Fort Wayne, and Franklin Schlotterback of Albion; and 2 foster sisters, Mrs. Rachel McNeal and Mrs. Howard Truelove of Merriam. Funeral Wednesday at a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 5-?-1964
Prouty Rex W, 70, died January 6, 1990 in LaGrange Hospital. He was born in Noble County to Cullen and Mary (Fulton) Prouty, and December 31, 1947 in Albion he married Edith E. Hiatt. He retired from Zollner Piston in Fort Wayne in 1984 after 32 years. For the past 5 years he had been employed by Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Ramona) Rowlison of LaGrange; a son, Max of Peteros, Wash.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elton (Betty) Cogan and Mrs. Robert (Donnabelle) Forker of Albion; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Wednesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 1-6-1990
Prouty Susan died in Kendallville June 30, 1889, aged 45 years 1 month and 11 days. Funeral and burial at Rehoboth. Noble Co Democrat 7-19-1889
Prouty Willard O was born May 27, 1862 in Jefferson Twp, the son of Orange and Suzanna Prouty, one of six children. On December 30, 1886 he married Della Singrey, who with their two sons, Merle and Cullen, survive, with 5 grandchildren. He died June 29, 61 years, one month and 2 days of age. He served as Jefferson Twp assessor. Funeral Monday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 6-29-1923
Prouty William O, Jefferson Twp farmer, died Friday at the Garrett hospital, aged 61 years, 1 month and 2 days. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Funeral was Monday at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 6-?-1923
Prucinsky Joseph. 67, R. 2, Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. He was born Dec. 27, 1907 in N.J. He married Margaret Fuzy Dec. 18, 1928 in Mishawaka. He lived at his present address 40 years and was a retired farmer and former Noble circuit court bailiff. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Mrs. Donald Gillespie and Mrs. Jack Ottaiano of Ligonier, Mrs. George Skinner, Kendallville, Mary at home; 3 sons, Robert J., Ligonier, Gary at home, and Joseph Jr., Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Pusti, Syracuse; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Monday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1975
Prucinsky Mary, 78, died Nov. 22, 1963 at the home of her son, Joseph Jr., R. 2, Ligonier, with whom she made her home. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Pusti of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and one half-sister. Funeral at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Monday. + 11-22-1962
Prucinsky Mary F,72, of Albion, died May 10, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born February 25, 1939, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Daniel Hobart and Selma (Anderson) Wolfe. She was a graduate of Albion High School. Her first marriage was to Day Baugher from 1961 to 1974. Her second marriage was to Robert J. Prucinsky, from 1975 to 1995.A former employee of Essex Wire in Ligonier, she worked for many years at Star Craft Van in Goshen, where she retired. She formerly owned and operated the Wood Inn Restaurant, Topeka. Survivors include her sons, Mark A. (Carolyn) Prucinsky of Albion and Jeffrey A. (Loretta) Prucinsky of Omaha, Neb.; daughters, Laura J. (Ed) Hebb, Barbara J. (David) McCoy and Elizabeth Ann (Jim) Fisher, all of Lancaster, Ohio; 3 stepchildren; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene D. Wolfe of Huntertown; and a sister, Lenora Roos of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husbands; and her brothers, Melvin, Raymond J. and Gerald Wolfe. Funeral May 14 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 5-12-2011
Prucinsky Robert J, 66, died Wednesday in his rural Albion residence. He was born December 6, 1928 in Mishawaka to Joseph and Margaret (Fuzy) Prucinsky. On April 25, 1975 in Ligonier he married Mary Wolfe. He retired in 1967 from the U.S. Navy. A 1947 graduate of Albion High School, he was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246 and Wolf Lake VFW 4717. He and his wife operated the Wood Inn in Wolcottville 1975-78. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 2 sons, Jeffrey of Omaha, Neb., and Mark of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Mrs. Edward (Laura) Hebb and Mrs. David (Barbara) McCoy of Lancaster, Ohio, and Mrs. James (Ann) Fisher of West Rushville, Ohio; 2 brothers, Joseph of Valparaiso and Gary of Ligonier; 4 sisters, Mrs. Donald (Rosemary) Gillespie and Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Barnes of Ligonier, Mrs. Jack (Patricia) Ottaiano of Joliet, Ill, and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Fairley of LaGrange; and 10 grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery with military graveside rites. + 8-23-1995
Pruiett Kevin W, 49, of Washington, D.C., died December 5, 2010, in Washington, D.C. He was a senior associate with David Jones Architects of Washington, D.C., where he had worked for the last 15 years. He was a graduate of Snider High School in Fort Wayne. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a master’s degree in architecture from Catholic University. He was born February 20, 1961, in Alton, Illinois, to Wayne and Patricia (Vogt) Pruiett. Surviving are his parents; 5 sisters, Beth Pruiett of Champagne, Illinois, Kathy (Steve) Ammon of Schaumburg, Illinois, Mary (Tom) Dickson of Warren, Lisa (Steve) Summers of New Albany and Melanie Motsinger of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, John (Cheryl) Pruiett of Midland, Michigan, Gordon Pruiett of Cresthill, Illinois, and Keith (Kate) Pruiett of Naperville, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial December 13 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-11-2010
Pruitt Travis B, 23 died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville June 20, 1967, the son of James and Wanda (Boyd) Puritt. On April 23, 1988 he married Ruth Cazier. He was a truck driver for Action Wholesale of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; his parents; a daughter, Autumn Noel; a son, Alexis James; a sister, Latesa G. Conley of Rome City; 2 brothers, Henry and Boyd of Kendallville, grandmothers, Sadie Pruitt of Bartley, W.Va., and Edna Baker of Yukon, W.Va. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-10-1991
Puckett Elizabeth, 67, Wawaka, died March 29 in Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. Born May 23, 1910 in LaGrange County, she was the daughter of William and Ella (Cook) Waldon. She married Lawrence Anspaugh, who preceded her in death. She was employed at Essex Wire and has resided in the Ligonier area for the past 12 years. She was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Charlene) Roseboom, Parchment, Mich., Miss Joyce Anspaugh, Michigan; one son, Floyd Anspaugh, Kalamazoo; 2 sisters, Mrs. Retha Metterer and Mrs. Ethel Anspaugh of Wawaka; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral April 1 in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-29-1978
Puckett Shannon Wayne, 37, died Nov. 19, 2007 at his Kendallville residence. He was a welder with Tenneco in Ligonier. He was born Aug. 17, 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Terry and Yvonne (Alverio) Puckett. Surviving are his father and his stepmother, Doris Puckett, in New Baden, Ill.; a sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Kevin Monahan of Ligonier; 4 brothers and a sister-in-law, John Gehlausen, Mark and Kelly Gehlausen, Terry and Ty Puckett. Graveside services Monday at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-25-2007
Pugh Anna, 84, Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville Nov. 19, 1895, she was the daughter of Dr. Warren S. and Jennie (Otis) Williams. She married Herbert T. Pugh in 1916 in Angola and he died in 1939. She had lived in Fort Wayne 60 years moving from Kendallville and was a retired saleslady for Lerners Shops in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Betty S. Henning of Fort Wayne; a son, Robert W. of Fort Wayne; and a granddaughter, Miss Susan M. Henning. She was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Harold O. Williams; and a sister, Miss Lucille Williams. Funeral will be Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1980
Pugh Leona, daughter of Fletcher and May Butler, was born in Albion on June 8, 1902, and died after a brief illness at a hospital at Coldwater, Mich. on April 11, 1936, being 33 years, 10 months and 3 days of age. She attended school in Albion and was a member of the United Brethren Church. In 1935 she was married to S. U. Pugh. They had 2 children, Kenneth Maynard and Norma Josephine. Surviving are her husband and children; her parents; 2 sisters, Mrs. Norma Fuller of Hammond, Ind., and Mrs. Evelyn French of Ligonier; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stotts of Avilla. A brother, Herman, died in 1923. Funeral was at United Brethren Church at Albion on April 14. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1936
Pugh Vivian (Bowman), 74, Montpelier, died Thursday in Ball Hospital. She had been employed as secretary to 3 superintendents at Montpelier High School for 12 years and for 8 years for the board of education of the Noble County schools in Albion. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Montpelier Historical Society and Post 156, Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Clay; a daughter, Mrs. Milam (Patricia) Sills of Muncie; one son, Jack of Albion; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dwight (Bernice) Johnson, Montpelier. Services were Saturday in Montpelier. Entombment, Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. The Pughs were residents of Albion for quite a few years, returning to their former home town after he retired as a salesman for Maumee Seeds. + 8-?-1980
Pullman Harold Lash, 36, owner of the Pullman Monument Works, died last Friday at his home in Kendallville from tuberculosis. He is survived by a widow. Funeral was Monday. + 5-?-1929
Pullman Ida M (Lash), a native of Kendallville, was born Feb. 1, 1864. On Sept. 29 she and Bernard Pullman had been married 39 years. She was a member of Noble Chapter 122 OES and of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her 2 children, Mrs. Inez Ludlow who has been making her home with her parents, and Harold of this city; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Roberts, El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Emma Adams and Mrs. Carrie McPherson of this city. Mrs. George Rendel is an aunt. She was stricken with apoplexy while chatting away with members of her family and fell dead while sitting in a chair at her home, corner of Sargent and N. State Streets. + 10-8-1922
Pulskamp Bernard, 61, head physician at the Kneipp Sanitarium in Rome City for 26 years, died Sunday in St. Joseph’s Hospital from heart trouble. Surviving are 4 children, Dr. Bertrum of Kneipp Sanitarium, Bernard of South Bend, Rosalyn in school at Cincinnati and Miss Marcella at home. Funeral was conducted in the chapel at Kneipp Sanitarium Tuesday. The body was then taken to Cincinnati for burial. + 10-?-1929
Pulskamp F Geraldine, 85, died Wednesday in her Kendallville residence She was born in Millersburg February 5, 1912 to John and Addie (Robinson) Thompson. On June 21, 1935 in South Bend she married Bernard Ludlow, who died June 25, 1971. She married Dr. Burtrand Pulskamp on May 26, 1973 in Rome City. He died May 26, 1978. She was a member of St. Gaspar's Catholic Church, Rome City. Surviving are a daughter, Jane Siemik of Kendallville; a sister, Maxine Stone of High Lake; 2 grandchildren, Steven and Joseph Siemik; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and a brother. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-1-1997
Pulver Brian Lee, 2 ½-month old son of Marc H. and Lisa (Cory) Pulver, R. 1, Albion, died Sunday at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill since birth. He was born in Fort Wayne May 11, 1982. Surviving with his parents are a brother, Shawn, at home; grandparents, David Cory of Fort Wayne and Nancy Boggs of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. Carl K. Pulver, R. 1, Albion; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cory and Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Pulver, R. 1, Albion, and Melda Fett of Lavern, Iowa. Graveside services Tuesday at Sweet Cemetery. ~ 7-29-1982 + 7-25-1982
Pulver George A, 89, died Oct. 30 in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. He was born Nov. 4, 1895 in LaOtto to Jud and Lillian (Harrod) Pulver. He married Muriel Durst on April 28, 1915. She died in 1975. He was an employee of the Safety Cab Company in Fort Wayne for 20 years and later worked in the maintenance department at DeKalb Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Dorothy) Hurni, Auburn; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two sons, one brother, and one sister preceded him in death. Graveside services were Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 11-7-1985
Pulver Mary J died Tuesday from cancer of the stomach. She was born May 2, 1857 in Allen County. She and John E. Pulver were married Sept. 1, 1881. Surviving are her husband; one son, Floyd E. of Sturgis, Mich.; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Simon of Elkhart. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. Funeral was held Friday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 6-?-1934
Pulver Robert F, 65, of Roanoke, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He retired in 1974 from International Harvester, was a farmer and served on the board of directors of the Indiana Draft Horse Association. Surviving are his wife, Mary; his mother, Marie Tate Pulver of Huntertown; three sons, John, James and Den, all of Roanoke; one daughter, Judy Kaufman, Fort Wayne; two brothers, James and Harry E., Fort Wayne, and six sisters, Helen Brikner, Betty Arnold and Pauline George, all of Fort Wayne, and Kathryn Rudolph, Genevieve Warner and Phyllis Fitch, all of Huntertown. Services were Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Roanoke. Burial in the church cemetery. ~ 2-19-1981 + 2-?-1981
Pumphrey Ruth A, 90, died Sunday at Hilton Head Island, S.C. An Avilla native, she was born July 4, 1894 and was the widow of Ray Pumphrey and a former Fort Wayne resident. Surviving is her son, Ellis C. Shokman of Hilton Head Island. Graveside services were Tuesday in Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 11-29-1984
Purnell Betty Lou, 72, of Cromwell, died Oct. 24, 2002 at Goshen Hospital. She had retired from Cromwell & Union Products, where she had worked as a cable tester. She was a member of Rock Church. She was born May 26, 1930 in Pontiac, Mich. to Dewey and Cleda (Harris) Holt. She is survived by her husband, Donald Purnell of Cromwell; a daughter, Judy Gershkowitz of Clearwater, Fla.; a son, Roger Purnell of Cromwell; 2 sisters, Shirley Moser and Donna Barnes of Hammond; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Purnell; and a brother, Bill Holt. Services Monday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 10-26-2002
Purzner, Christian, Rev., 73, a former pastor at Avilla and closely associated with St. John Lutheran church died Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following an illness of nearly 3 years. He graduated from Concordia College at Fort Wayne and served as assistant professor there for several years, following his retirement from active work in the church. He became pastor of the Avilla church in 1916. Surviving the widow, and two brothers, Carl of Jefferson City, MO and Leonard of Egg Harbor, NJ. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the home, 1130 Clara Avenue and at St Paul’s Lutheran church, Fort Wayne. Interment Concordia Cemetery. + 1929
Pusateri Josephine Ann, 80, died June 1at Sacred Heart Home. She was born July 7, 1902 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Albert and Bernadine (Schumacher) Roster. She married John Pusateri in New Lenox, Ill. He died in 1975. A retired school teacher, she had moved here from New Lenox eight years ago. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Irene) McClement of Rome City. A number of brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Services were Saturday at Sacred Heart Home. Burial, Sacred Heart Home Cemetery. ~ 6-9-1983 + 6-1-1983
Puterbaugh Amee L, 70, Rome City, died Tuesday in Wayne Hospital, Greenville, Ohio. She moved to Rome City in 1978 after retiring in Arcanum where she had been a beautician for 47 years. She was a member of the Rome City American Legion, Arcanum OES and DAR. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Barbara) Troutwine of Arcanum; a son, Ron of Greenville, Ohio; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo in 1980; one sister and 5 brothers. Services will be in Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum Friday. + 3-22-1983
Puterbaugh Jack M, 61, R. 2, Wolcottville, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 31, 1925 in Monticello, the son of Ned and Ella (Douglas) Puterbaugh. He married Juanita Jones Feb. 12, 1983 in Fort Wayne. A WW II Navy veteran, he was a member of Wolcottville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Debra Kneader of Chula Vista, Calif., and Jacqueline of Bloomington; a son, Dennis of Monticello; a stepdaughter, Lisa Ann Bockelman; and a stepson, Kevin D. Bockelman, LaOtto; a sister, Norma Guy of Monticello; and six grandchildren. Services were Wednesday in Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. ~ 6-4-1987
Puterbaugh Jesse E, 86, Albion, died Monday (d.4-13-1976) in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. He was born July 25, 1889 in Dayton, Ohio to Henry and Jane Puterbaugh. He married Mary Gerner Oct. 13, 1920. He moved to Noble County from Dayton in 1935. He was the former owner of Long Lake Resort. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Geneva Zink, Albion; a foster son, Anthony Gerner, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Mills, Trotwood, Ohio; a brother, Clarence, Dayton, Ohio; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Mrs. Virginia Wifener, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral will be in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Thursday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery + 4-?-1976
Puterbaugh Mary, 88, died Friday (d. 10-8-1976) at McCray Hospital. She made her home at 302 S. Oak St., Albion. She was born in Germany Sept. 20, 1888, the daughter of Frank and Anna Gemer. She came to Albion from Dayton, Ohio, in 1935. On Oct. 13, 1920 she married Jesse Puterbaugh in Richmond, Ind. He died in April 1976. Surviving are a foster son, Anthony Gerner, Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Geneva Zink, Albion; a sister, Katherine Gavran, Detroit; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1976
Putnam Erastus died at his home in Allen Twp, on Aug. 4 of a disease of the stomach and bowels. He was born in Monroe County, Mich. Aug. 1, 1833, aged 61 years and 3 days. He married Mary Duffy in Monroe, Mich. Jan. 26, 1864, who died July 9, 1870. They had one daughter, now Mrs. Lizzie Sayles, who with her husband, George A. Sayles, resides on an adjoining farm. After the death of his first wife he came to Noble County where he has since resided. On March 4, 1878 he married Lydia Rice, who survives. He was a half-brother of William and Joseph S. Conlogue. In his younger days he was engaged in railroading and for several years had charges of the railroad station at Vienna, Mich. Funeral was at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-17-1894
Putnam Lydia died Monday at her home in Albion. She was a resident of this county many years and until her removal to Albion a few years ago resided one mile east of Lisbon. She was the widow of the late Erastus Putnam who died several years ago. She leaves no children. Funeral was Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-13-1905
Putt Alan O, 76, died Tuesday at his cottage on Sylvan Lake. He was born in DeKalb County on February 11, 1919 to Frank and Maude (Brugh) Putt. On March 5, 1943 in New Orleans, La., he married Evelyn Foster. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy during WW II. He retired in 1984 as a salesman for Veterinarian Poultry. He was a member of American Legion Post 75,and Masonic Lodge of Kendallville, and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Deedra) Atz and Mrs. Richard (Alana) Sibert of Kendallville; a sister, Lurah Devoe of Kendallville; and 7 grandchildren, Tim, Jennifer, Steven Sibert, Jake, Abigail, Gabe and Sadie Atz. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-11-1995
Putt Anna Mae, 78, of R. 4, Kendallville, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne May 18, 1911, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dean. On Feb. 17, 1932 in Hillsdale, Mich., she married Roscoe Putt. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Roxanne Melot of Wittman, Ariz., and Martha Mieras of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Edna Schuckel of New Haven; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services will be Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-25-1989
Putt Roscoe, 85, died in Wittmann, Ariz. on January 25, 1996. He was born June 10, 1910 in Fort Wayne. A WW II veteran, he was a 50-year member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Union 166 in Fort Wayne. His wife, Anna Mae, died in 1989. Surviving are 2 daughters, Rock Betu of Wittmann and Marty Mieras of Phoenix; 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial service at the home of Rock Betu. Burial in Kendallville. + 1-25-1996
Pyatt Julia A was born in Trumbull County, Ohio Dec. 26, 1828; and died at her home east of South Milford, Ind. Feb. 16, age 69 years 1 month and 20 days. Her father, Isaac Swogger, came with his family to Wayne Twp, Noble County, in 1851 when Julia was 23 years old. On Jan. 1, 1856 she married Jackson Pyatt. The day following they settled down to housekeeping in the home where they have lived 42 years. They had one son and 2 daughters. Mrs. Addie Nicholas preceded her mother 10 years in departure, leaving one son, Charles; one daughter, Mrs. Amanda Wert; 6 grandchildren. Funeral at the Free Baptist Church at South Milford on Feb. 18. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 2-25-1898
Pyck Andy R, 89, of Kendallville, died on July 31, 2013, at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Fredrickstown, Pennsylvania, on February 23, 1924, to Albert and Mary (Tryba) Pyck. He graduated from Logan High School in Logan, West Virginia, in 1942. He married Ruth Slone on August 4, 1951, in Logan, West Virginia. She died July 30, 2001. He was a coal miner in Logan, West Virginia, for 26 years and then worked for Newnam Foundry in Kendallville for 20 years, retiring in 1986. Survivors include 2 sons, Gerald (Connie) Pyck of Corunna and Greg (Kim) Pyck of Leo; 3 daughters, Nancy (Donald Jr.) Shippy of Kendallville, Dinah (Jim) Pierson of Kendallville and Andrea (John) O’Rourke of Ooltewah, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren, Lisa (Chris, Ryan, Tyler, Jason and Joshua Pyck, Coral (Matt) Terpening, Cole Pyck, Lakan Shippy, Courtney (Brian) Di Ianni, Zachary (Amy) Mobley, Chase and Delaynie France; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Theodore (Maxine) Pyck of Wichita Falls, Texas; and a sister, Rosie Trent of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Graver. Funeral, today at the funeral home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 8-2-2013
Pyck Ruth, 69, died unexpectedly July 30, 2001 at her home north of Kendallville. She was born Aug. 23, 1931 to Miles M. and Ada (Slone) Slone. On Aug. 4, 1951 in Logan, W. Va., she married Andy Raymond Pyck. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Connie Pyck of Auburn and Gregory and Kim Pyck of Leo-Cedarville; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Dinah and James W. Pierson, Jr., and Nancy and Donald Shippy Jr. of Kendallville and Andrea and Tim France of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 3 sisters, Ruby Tiller of Nashville, Tenn., and Marinda Slone and Marie Prater of McArthur, Ohio; 3 brothers, Bernard Slone of Phoenix, Ariz., Clyde Slone of Ohio and Herman Slone of Ky.; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A sister, Myrtle Pratt, and 2 brothers, Kay and Winston Slone, preceded her in death. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-1-2001
Pyle Albert L, 97, died Nov. 25 2010 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. He was born in Bourbon, Ind. on Feb. 19, 1913 to Albert W. and Nora Gay Pyle. He married Dorothy Johnson of Etna Green on June 25, 1931. She died in 1995. He worked as a land surveyor for the Soil Conservation Service and Indiana Michigan Light Co. Surviving are a sons, Ernest (Sue) Pyle of Churubusco; a daughter, Nancy (Jack) Cole of Auburn, a sister, Roma Smith of Silver Lake; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were 2 sons, Allen and Ron Pyle; and a daughter, Jo Ann French. He donated his body to science. ^ 11-26-2010
Pyle Albert W, about 74, died March 13, 1964 in Fort Myers, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Nora; a son, Albert J. of R. 3, Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Smith of Silver Lake; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother. Funeral Monday at a Bourbon funeral home. Burial, Old Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth. + 3-?-1964
Pyle Allen L, 72, of Kendallville died March 4, 2010, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, on January 27, 1938, to Albert Leron and Dorothy Mae (Johnson) Pyle. He graduated from Albion Jefferson High School in 1956 and went to barber’s school in Indianapolis. He married Martha Marie Baker on June 29, 1985, at Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; father, Albert Pyle of Kendallville; sons, Jardan Pyle of Las Vega, Nevada; Brad and Kari Sage of Kendallville; Gary Sage of Kendallville; Bret Sage of Kendallville; daughter, Kimberly and Roger Bolen of Kendallville; grandchildren: Angela and Ricky Williams, Derek Bolen, Courtney Bolen, Lindsay Bolen, Lauren Sage, Morgan Sage, Ashlyn Sage, Sean Sage, Tim Fugate, Brent Sage, Cory Sage, Kyland Sage and Chase Sage; great-grandchild: Trenton Bolen; sister, Nancy and Jack Cole of Albion; and brother, Ernie and Sue Pyle of Churubusco. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; his first wife, Carol (Moore) Pyle; a sister, Joann French; and a brother, Ron Pyle. Funeral March 8 at Harvest Community Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-6-2010
Pyle Amos A, 66, of Warsaw, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born July 3, 1919 in Warsaw to Rev. Maynard and Clarissa (Sisk) Pyle. He married Mary Feece on Sept. 29, 1946. He was a retired postal worker, having served as assistant postmaster in Warsaw and postmaster in Plymouth. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Warsaw, the Warsaw Masonic Lodge, the Mizpah Shrine Temple, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Warsaw American Legion. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Cheryl) Van Winkle of Kendallville; one son, Richard of Elkhart; 2 sisters, Mrs. Isadora Johnstone, Warsaw, and Mrs. Lucille Orr, Plymouth; one brother, Paul of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren. Services Saturday at Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw. + 10-23-1985
Pyle Carol, 47, died Jan. 14 at her home at R. 2, Kendallville. She was born in Noble County May 18, 1937, the daughter of Leonard and Mary (Black) Moore. She married Al Pyle Jan. 12, 1958 in Albion. Surviving are her mother and her husband; a sister, Mrs. Bud (Lois) Knafel of Albion; and a brother, Leonard Moore Jr., R. 1, Albion. Services Jan. 16 at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 1-24-1985 + 1-14-1985
Pyle Gary P, 30, County Road 700E, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries received in a one-vehicle accident Friday near Fort Wayne. Born in Plymouth April 14, 1947, he was the son of Paul M. and Katherine M. (Smith) Pyle, R. 3, Kendallville. He married Delores L. Fox in Warsaw March 31, 1968. He was a designer-draftsman at Electric Motors Specialties, Garrett, and had lived at his present address for 1 ½ years coming from Auburn. Survivors include the wife; parents; 2 daughters, Tricia 7, and Mishayla 3 at home; 3 brothers, A. Stephen, R. 3, Adams Lake, Wolcottville, Gregory K. and Jeffery J., Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Pyle Margaret "Ethel" died at Kendallville Nursing Home Friday. She was born in Randolph County and had moved from Muncie to Wolcottville 25 years ago. She was a retired hairdresser in Muncie and had worked 18 years for Essex in Topeka. She was a member of Women of the Moose and Indiana Hairdressers Association. Her husband, Robert Lewis Pyle, died in 1969. Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Ruble of Parker City; a granddaughter, Penny Clark of Kendallville; and 3 great-grandchildren, Robert Becker of Albion, and Anne and Matthew Becker of Kendallville. A daughter, 2 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Graveside services Sunday in Claycomb Cemetery, Redkey. + 12-19-1986
Pyle Ron L, 46, died Saturday from leukemia in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born February 10, 1944 in Ellicott, Md., the son of Albert and Dorothy (Johnson) Pyle. On July 7, 1962 in Albion he married Erlene K. Shouse. He was former owner of the Razor's Edge and Bucket and Brush Paint Store in Ligonier. Surviving are his parents in Zephyrhills, Fla., his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Rhonda) Mort of Mt. Vernon; a son, Trevor of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Nancy) Cole of Albion; 2 brothers, Al of Kendallville and Ernie of Churubusco; and 4 grandchildren. A sister, Joan French, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Asbury Church. + 7-7-1990
Pynchon John M, 64, died at his home in Goshen Monday after a heart attack. He served the Avilla and Swan Methodist Churches during 1936 to 1938 leaving this charge to go to Kokomo. He has been with the St. Mark’s Church since 1947. Funeral Thursday in St. Mark’s Methodist Church at Goshen. ~ 9-28-1950
Pytel Stanley, 70, died at the Sacred Heart Home Monday. He came to the Home Oct. 15, 1927 and worked on the farm at the Home. He has no known survivors. Services Tuesday in the chapel. Burial in the Home cemetery. ~ 7-11-1957
Quail Nellie, 64, died of a heart attack Saturday at her home 9 miles northwest of Wawaka. Surviving are her husband, William; and one sister, Mrs. Fern Stringham of Boulder, Colo. Funeral Tuesday at the residence. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1939
Quaintance Hazel, 73, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital. She was the widow of John E. One half-brother, Leonard Schutt of Indianapolis, survives. Services Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 6-18-1983
Quarry Charlotte, 71, Kendallville, died Tuesday in LaGrange Hospital. Born Oct. 28, 1914 in Rensselaer, she was the daughter of Everett and Emma (Beilfus) Brown. On Feb. 14, 1938 in Angola she married Claude E. Quarry. She moved to Kendallville 6 years ago from Rome City. She had been employed by Magnavox, Fort Wayne, Essex Wire, Ligonier, and Trenton Garment in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a son, Ronald G. of R. 1, Rome City; 3 sisters, Mrs. Jack (Frances) Schmidt of Venice, Fla., Eileen Koferman of Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Longsworth of Atlanta, Ga.; 2 brothers, William A., Venice, and Kirk of Tulsa, Okla.; and 2 grandchildren, Ryan and Tomi Sue Quarry. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services Friday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 7-22-1986
Quear Chester, 75, was born to Alonzo and Esther Quear in Phillipsburg, N. J., July 13, 1898 and married Margaret E. Miller in Pen Argyl, Pa. She survives. Services were held Tuesday in the First Presbyterian Church, Albion. Other survivors include one son, Leon, San Francisco, Calif.; one granddaughter, Lisa. Two brothers preceded him in death. ~ 4-18-1974 + 4-13-1974
Quear Margaret, 74, widow of Rev. Chester Quear, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She lived at R. 1, Albion. Her husband died in April 1974 and was pastor of the Albion First Presbyterian Church. She was born to Will and Sally (Frack) Miller Dec. 31, 1901. Services were Wednesday in the church. Survivors include one son, Leon, San Francisco; one brother, Jay, Philadelphia; and one granddaughter. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 11-18-1976 + 11-?-1976
Quesenberry Miranda Paige and Layton were stillborn Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include parents, Rebecca and Paul Quensenberry, Wolcottville; and grandparents, Grant and Stella Quesenberry, Coretta, W.Va., and Emmitt Hall, Hindman, Ky. Funeral Saturday at Orange Cemetery. + 6-9-1996
Quinlan Bernard, 68, husband of the former Dorothy Gerig, Leo, Ind., died Saturday in his home, in Chicago. Mrs. Quinlan is the sister of Mrs. Homer Garman. Funeral was Wednesday in the Lane Funeral Home, Chicago. Other area relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Roger Stahly, Ligonier, and Mrs. Sally Henry and Kent Garman, Avilla. ~ 4-23-1970
Quinlan Dorothy, 70, died Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hazel Garman, 405 Van Scoyoc St. She was born Nov. 22, 1907 in Hurshtown to Joel W. and Martha (Eicher) Gerig. She married Bernard Quinlan who died in 1970. She had lived in Chicago until moving to Kendallville four years ago. She was a retired secretary for the National Tea Co. in Chicago and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. Survivors other than Mrs. Garman are several nieces and one nephew. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 11-23-1978 + 11-?-1978
Quinley Betty Joan, 59, of rural Albion, died Oct. 19, 2005 due to injuries in a single-vehicle accident near the corner of Sparta Lake Road and U.S. 33. She was a machine operator at Sroufe Mfg. in Ligonier for several years and was a member of Bethel Christian Baptist Church in Kendallville. On Dec. 12, 1945 in Kendallville she was born to Elvin and Cecilia (Rickey) Bridegan. She married Raymond Quinley on Aug. 6, 1966 in Noble County. Surviving are her mother; her husband; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, David of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dennis and Marie of Kendallville, and Benji of Albion; a daughter, Debra Ninan of Albion; a brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Lora Bridegan of Churubusco; a sister, Mary Bridegan of Albion; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Bridegan; 2 sisters, Virginia Smitley and Linda Bridegan; and her father. Services Saturday in Bethel Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2005
Quinley Christopher Moses, infant son of Dallas and Nancy (Stidham) Quinley, was stillborn October 6, 1990 in the LaGrange Hospital. Surviving are the parents; grandparents Dallas and Linda Quinley of Rome City and Larry and Gracie Caudill of Hindman, Ky. Funeral Tuesday in Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-6-1990
Quinn George, 57, long resident and farmer of Noble Twp, died July 19. He is survived by the widow; one son, Ora of Denver, Ind.; and one daughter, Mrs. Amos Pressler of Noble Twp. Funeral was Friday from Ormas Church. Burial, Ormas Cemetery. + 7-?-1933
Quinn Othanile, 82, who had resided near Big Lake in Noble County for more than 50 years, died last Wednesday. Death was due to senility. His wife, formerly Catherine Winegardner, died 5 years ago. Since that time a nephew, Dewey Quinn and wife, had resided with him. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Joseph Inks of this city, and several nephews and nieces. A son died in infancy. He was a Civil War veteran, being a member of Co. E. 17th Indiana Volunteers. He was a member of GAR at Etna. Funeral was held from the Ormas Baptist Church Thursday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 12-?-1924
Quinn Sylvia, 76, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Thomas; a son, Harold Twait, Elkhart; a stepdaughter, Mary Beth Griffith, Ligonier; 2 stepsons, Thomas Quinn Jr., Martinez, Ga., and Charles Quinn, Midlothian, Ill.; and 2 grandchildren. Services were today at St. Martin de Parres Catholic Church, Syracuse. + 7-30-1988
Quinn Virginia M (Marks), 62, died Dec. 5 in DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn, Churubusco Legion Ladies Auxiliary and NABA Lodge of Auburn. She was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Auburn to Harold and Adah (Guinn) Frazier. She married Melvin E. Marks and he died in 1978. She married Everett "Shorty" Quinn Sept. 22, 1987. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Jewell A. Marks Traster of Auburn; two stepsons, Dewey Quinn of Auburn and Jeff D. Quinn of Palmetto, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Elsie Jane Tackels of Avilla; two sisters, Anna Jane Green and Jewell E. Treesh, Edgerton, Ohio; two grandchildren. Services were Friday at Feller Funeral Home. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. ~ 12-12-1989 + 12-5-1989
Quinonez Georgia E, 59, Auburn, died May 6 at DeKalb Hospital. She was born February 7, 1924 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Ed and Mabel (Greer) Days. She married Renigio (Joe) Quinonez in October 1943 in Angola. She was employed at Wakefield Industries, Waterloo, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Waterloo. Surviving are her husband; her mother at Ashley; three daughters, Mrs. Jay (Matra) Trastel, Avilla, Mrs. Richmond (Tona) Geist, and Frances Quinonez, both of Auburn; six sisters, Vivian Myers, Mongo, Dorothy Wilder, Bronson, Mich., Joan Donat, Waterloo, Jacqueline Smith, Fort Wayne, Barb Stout, LaOtto, and Silene Cheek, Waterloo; three brothers, Robert, Rome City, Max, Waterloo and Alfred, Corunna; and seven grandchildren. Services were Monday at Dilgard, Cline & Southern Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 5-12-1983

Noble Notes: It is admirable for a father to take his son fishing, but
there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.