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Raber Andrew was born in Summit Co., Ohio April 5, 1828; died at his home in Kendallville April 15, aged 79 years 10 days. He moved to Indiana about 51 years ago, was married to Mary Louisa Rosenbery Aug. 14, 1860. They had 5 children, 4 of whom with his wife preceded him in death. Irvin, his oldest son surviving, lives in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Raber was married to Lucinda Schlichtenmyer March 23, 1878. He engaged in hotel business in Wolcottville shortly after his first marriage. After disposing of this business he engaged in general merchandise. He moved to Kendallville about 24 years ago and was engaged by Mr. Campbell as bookkeeper. When his health failed he accepted a position as traveling salesman for Walks Bros. of Covington, Ky., which position he held for 14 years. He died April 15. United with the Church of Christ in 1898. He leaves a wife, son, granddaughter and 2 sisters. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-9-1907
Raber Andrew J, 74, died Friday. He was born in Ohio and when 5 years old came to this county with his parents who located near Wolcottville. Later he taught in this community. Forty-six years ago he married Clara Dyer, who with 5 children survive. + 5-?-1923
Raber Carrie W, 95, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was a lifetime resident who lived at 219 W. Rush St. She was born in Kendallville July 23, 1875, the daughter of Theodore and Sophia (Laux) Duerr. She married Ralph L. Raber in 1920. He died in 1956. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. There are no immediate survivors. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1970
Raber Clarence C, son of Andrew and Clara Raber, residing east of Wolcottville one and one-half miles, was born Jan. 10, 1885 and died Feb. 7, being 2 years and 28 days. Funeral was in Wolcottville at the Evangelical Church. Burial, cemetery north of Wolcottville. ^ 2-18-1887
Raber Cyrus S, 69, former Wolcottville merchant, died yesterday at his home in Portland Ore., from paralysis and Brightís disease. He was born and reared near Wolcottville. In later years he resided in Wolcottville and engaged in the hardware business. Surviving are the widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. William Lovett of this city, and Mrs. Albert Volberding of Watseka, Ill.; one brother, A. E. of Ashley; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Regula of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. John D. Hart of this city. + No date
Raber Earl, 81, Ligonier, was found dead of a heart attack in his home Thursday. He was born May 16, 1892 in Markle. He married Mary Healey. She died Sept. 9, 1971. He had lived in the Ligonier area 27 years and was a retired blacksmith. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Izetta Bolechla, Logansport; 4 sisters; one brother; 3 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. + 3-?-1974
Raber Emery, son of Andrew Raber of this city, died at his home in Wolcottville last Monday of consumption. ^ 4-11-1884
Raber Josephine (Johnson), 60, a resident of this city the past 20 years, died at her home, corner Mitchell and State Streets today from Brightís disease. She was born July 25, 1861 in DeKalb County near the Noble County line. Her girlhood days were spent in that locality and April 17, 1876 she married the late O. P. Raber who died 6 years ago. For a number of years he was proprietor of a drug store at Corunna and in 1902 came to Kendallville where he operated the drug store now owned by John Weldy. She was practically a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are one son, Ralph; one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Lang with whom she made her home; 2 sisters, Mrs. William Osborn of this city, and Mrs. Cora Miles of Corunna. Funeral b Tuesday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-16-1922
Raber Mary, a native of Logansport, died Thursday at her home after suffering a heart attack. She was born April 27, 1892, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Healey. She married Earl Raber in Oct. 1919. She had lived in Ligonier for 25 years and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where funeral will be held Saturday. Burial, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. + 9-?-1971
Raber Oliver P died Saturday at his home, 105 S. State St. Funeral will be at the residence Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He was born in Greentown, Stark County, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1853, and at the time of his death was 62 years, 7 months and 3 days old. The greater part of his life was spent in this community, coming from Ohio at the age of 21 with ambition to cast his lot with those seeking western possibilities. In company with Frank Borst, now a resident of Auburn, their journey terminated at Corunna where he resided until 1902 when with his family he moved to Kendallville and became owner of the drug store formerly owned by W & J R Bunyan. He disposed of this business to Weldy & Reiley, now known as the Weldy Drug Co. He ably assisted in the organization of the Raber & Lang Mfg. Co., engaged in the manufacture of concrete machinery, and had been acting as president and treasurer of the company. + 1916
Raber Ronald, 40, native of Rome City, died May 5 at his home at Peoria, Ill. Surviving are the widow; 4 children; 2 sisters, Mrs. Leona Burkett of Rome City and Nellie of Peoria; and 2 brothers, Fenton of Peoria and Schuyler of Grand Rapids, Mich. + 5-?-1939
Raber Ruby M, 80, Avilla, died suddenly March 29, 2001 at home. She graduated in 1938 from Chester High School, North Manchester. She lived in Avilla about a year, having moved there from Kendallville, where she had lived since 1953. A former resident of Bippus, she was a homemaker. She was born in Wabash County July 25, 1920 to Walter and Dora (Rupley) Biehl. On November 25, 1939 in North Manchester, she married Glenn E. Raber, who died February 11, 1995. Also preceding her in death were 2 sisters, Audra M. Koch and Donita Marie Biehl. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Dennis Gerber of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Michael Gerber of Kendallville and Scott Gerber of Albion; and 5 great-grandchildren, Eric, Ryan and Justin Gerber, and Cassandra and Katrina Broom. Services in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-5-2001
Raber Samuel, one of Noble Countyís old citizens, died at his residence near Wolcottville Nov. 13. He was born in Summit County, Oh. Dec. 23, 1815 and moved to Indiana in company with Samuel Wolf, J. Witmer and David Pontius and their families in 1848. They located near Wolcottville and bought on what is known as Dutch St. He was married in 1849 to Susannah Yeager, who survives. With the exception of a few years, they have always resided on their farm. He was afflicted with paralysis. He leaves 5 children and 8 grandchildren. He was a member of the Evangelical Church. Funeral at the M. E. Church Nov. 15. Burial, new Wolcottville Cemetery. ^ 11-21-1890
Racht Pansy M, 63, died Saturday at her home. She was born June 11, 1908 to Andrew and Bessie (Ream) Cook and was married to Eugene Racht, who died in 1962. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her father of Wolcottville; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Leatherman, Columbia City; 2 sons, Eugene J. Jr., Dallas, Texas., and Gerald, Washington D. C.; 2 sisters; 4 brothers; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral at St. Gaspar Tuesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1971
Radcliffe Charles died Dec. 7, 2001 in Orlando, Fla. He was a retired Kendallville dentist. Among the survivors are his wife, Nancy, and their 3 children, Daniel, Thomas and Lisa. No services. ^ 12-9-2001 He was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Paoli, Ind., the son of Daniel and Bernadine Radcliffe. He graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1947. He married Nancy Jane Hersh of Avilla in July 1947. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is also survived by 2 brothers and one sister. ^ 2-19-2002
Radcliffe Edna, 53, died March 9, 1965 in the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1911 in Avilla, a daughter of Solomon and Hannah Gienger Berkes. She had been a resident of Rome City the past eight months, moving to that community from Mishawaka. Her husband, Kenneth, died in March 1964. She is survived by two brothers, Robert of Albion and Albert of Rome City; and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Geeting of Waterloo, and Mrs. Clara Davis of Holgate, Ohio. Funeral Friday at the Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 3-11-1965 + 3-?-1965
Radcliffe Thurman was born in Wolf Lake March 9, 1911 and died at his home in Ligonier on Dec. 9, 1941, being past 30 years of age. His parents were Oliver and Lella Radcliffe. Surviving are his father; one brother and 4 sisters, Kenneth, Mrs. V. Workman, Mrs. Delia Waters, Mrs. Bruce Biggs and Mrs. Nellie Castle. On Oct. 13, 1934 he married Mary Lois Prickett of Albion. They had two children, Kent D. and Elizabeth June. Funeral at Bonhamís Funeral Home Dec. 12. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 12-?-1941
Radke Mary E, 84, Columbia City, died Nov. 17 at Whitley County Hospital. At one time a resident of Blue Lake, she and her husband had operated Blue Lake Grocery there. She was born Feb. 8, 1891 in LaGrange to Willis and Anna Busz Doolittle and Nov. 23, 1910 she was married to William M. Radke in Fort Wayne. Her husband survives, as do one son, Eugene of Columbia City; two daughters, Mrs. Woodward Kilgore of Albion, and Mrs. Howard Byerley of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel at Columbia City. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. ~ 11-20-1975 + 11-?-1975
Radovic Charlotte M, 62, R. 1, Rome City, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Jan. 16, 1913 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Karl and Anna (Layden) Mattson. On April 24, 1949, she married Joseph Radovic. She was a 10-year resident of the Rome City area coming from Chicago. She was an LPN and one-time supervisor in Doyles Nursing Home, Chicago. Surviving are the husband; a brother, Karl P, Chicago. Services Thursday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1975
Radovic Oveta N "Tootie", 91, of Kendallville, died Nov. 3, 2009 in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She was employed by McCray Hospital and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2749. She was born July 27, 1918 in Woodville, Ohio to William and Georgiana (Stevens) Zimmerman. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Darron and Linda Burkett of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Radovic, in 1990; a sister, Allegra Uhl; and a brother, Marcel Zimmerman. Funeral Nov. 6 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-5-2009
Raether Elizabeth M, 78, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born October 27, 1917 in Toledo, Ohio to Bela and Mary Nagy. On August 6, 1949 she married Harold "Dutch" Raether. She lived at Crooked Lake the past 29 years and was employed by Dana Weatherhead Co. for 3 years and as a Mary Kay consultant until her retirement in 1988. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Delma Packer of Bloomington; 3 grandchildren, Pat, Chris and Amy Packard; and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass Saturday in St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City, of which she was a member. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 2-21-1996
Ragan Barry A, 47, of R. 1 Pleasant Lake, died Friday from injuries sustained in a car accident near Bryan, Ohio. He was born March 5, 1944 in Kendallville to Kenneth D. and Mary (Hill) Ragan. On February 8, 1964 he married Barbara Siler in Kendallville. He was a quality control engineer for Ryan Custom Plastics in Bryan, Ohio, a member of Hamilton United Methodist Church and the Area Antique Tractors Club. Surviving with his wife and parents are a daughter, Allysha; a son, Marc; 2 brothers, Ned of Kendallville and Ted of Columbia City. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 3-22-1991 (d. 3-22-1991)
Ragan Daniel, of Green Twp, died Saturday. He was 82 years old and on January 1 he and his aged wife celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage. He had been blind for two years preceding his death. ~ 2-11-1897 and 2-18-1897 Born in Ohio in 1814; settled in 1837; died 1897 after a residence of 60 years. + Clippings book
Ragan Douglas, 67, a farmer of this community, died Wednesday while cutting wood in a small woods on the Ella Bair farm. Death was caused by organic heart trouble. He was the son of Daniel and Anna Ragan, born Sept. 6, 1860 in Green Twp. He was married 40 years ago to Nancy Skidgel. They had 3 sons, Jarrett of Wolcottville, Edward and Leonard of this place, and one daughter, Emma at the home, who with the wife, survive. He is also survived by one brother, Charles of Kendallville; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Barbara Reckner of Kendallville, and Mrs. Dan Fulk of north of town. Funeral Saturday at Charter Oak Church. Burial, Gray Cemetery. * 4-11-1928
Ragan Jennie, 83, was born Jan. 1, 1892 in Noble County to James and Dora (Hockenbarger) Kuhn and she married Jarrett T. Ragan Aug. 26, 1911 in Albion. He died in 1964. She was a former Trenton Garment employee, a member of the Senior Citizens and Sweet Ladies Aid. She died April 17 in Sacred Heart Home. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Juanita) Walburn, R. 2, Kendallville; one son, Kenneth D., R. 3, Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Fought, Kendallville, and Mrs. Elsie Browand, R. 1, Kendallville; one brother, Louis Kuhn, Wolcottville; five grandsons and four great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 4-24-1975 + 4-?-1975
Ragan Kenneth D, 87, died Oct. 18, 2001 at home. A retired farmer, he was a member of the IOOF Lodge in Kendallville. He was born July 12, 1914 in Noble County to Jarrett and Jennie (Kuhn) Ragan. On March 15, 1941 he married Mary E. Hill. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Wendy of Columbia City and Ned and Sandra of Kendallville; 4 grandsons, Chad, Cary, Christopher and Mark Ragan; 3 granddaughters, Dayna Larue, Brianne Jones and Allysha Fretter; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 10-19-2001
Ragan Lauris Mantor, 88, Noble County native of Warsaw, died at her home Feb. 22. She was born Dec. 19, 1890, daughter of Albert and Vinnie Gaff Herron of Noble County and she married Elsie E. (Ed) Ragan Sept. 9, 1916 in Noble County. He died July 8, 1976. She was a charter member of Charter Oak Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Pat. H. of Warsaw and Bert of Columbia City; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jack Harks of Rochester and Mrs. Conn Surface of Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Kenneth Leitch of Churubusco. Services at Winona Lake Free Methodist Church Feb. 24. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. * 2-?-1979
Ragan Ollie Mae, 75, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had lived in Kendallville the last 27 years, moving there from Fort Wayne. She was a native of Noble County. Born June 16, 1901 to Albert and Mary E. (Grawcock) Truelove, she married Adam L. Ragan in Albion March 22, 1924. He died in 1967. She retired from General Electric, was a member of the First Christian Church, Eagles Auxiliary, CWF Circle, Wednesday Jolly Club, the Second Time Around Club, Senior Citizens Club, GE Elex Club, the Allen Twp Extension Homemakers Club and a 56-year member of the OES. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leo (Virginia) Browning, R. 2, Churubusco; one son, Leonard E., Rome City; one brother, Howard Truelove, Rome City; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and four sisters. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 11-4-1976 + 10-?-1976
Rahrig Ardella, 74, lifelong Garrett resident, died Jan. 7 in DeKalb Hospital. A former resident of Avilla, she was born July 4, 1906, a daughter of August and Marie (Krueger) Diederich. Her husband, Alfred Rahrig, died in May 1954. She retired from Mutual Jobbing in Auburn in 1971 and was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Garrett. Surviving are two sons, James and Jack, both Garrett; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Sharon) Butler, Kendallville; one stepson, Howard Rahrig, Detroit, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard (Catherine) Burtch and Mrs. Oliver (Treva) Lovette, both Garrett; three brothers, Harry (Dick) and Max (Pete) Diederich, both Garrett, and Jack Diederich, Butler; two sisters, Alma Weimer, Warsaw and Mrs. Leona Niemeier, Fraser, Mich.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Zion Evangelical Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 1-15-1981 + 1-7-1981
Raines Elizabeth J, 62, died Wednesday. Born in Montpelier, she had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Donald E.; 2 daughters, Diane, Fort Wayne, and Linda S. Ramer, Albion; a sister, Marjorie Kimes, Fort Wayne; and 2 brothers, Robert Hopkins, Dallas, Texas, and John Hopkins, Roanoke; and 8 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Klaehnís Chalfant-Perry Chapel. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 9-14-1988
Raines Jeannean D, 56, of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 26 in Parkview Hospital. She was born in Allen County and had lived in the area most of her life. She married Rev. William E. Raines. She was office manager for Wickes Lumber Co. for 30 years. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Louise Middaugh of Huntertown; 2 daughters, Karen K. Reinoehl of Ashley, and Karla J. Staller of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Marcia L. Schweitzer of Fort Wayne, Carol E. Queen of Huntertown, and Rhonda S. Listenberger of LaOtto; and 3 grandchildren. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 1-4-1996
Rairden Mable N, 84, died Tuesday in the Lutheran Home, Kendallville. She was born April 18, 1903 in Hudson to Edgar and Alice (Mills) Nuttle. They are deceased. She married Walter Rairden who died in 1965. Surviving are one stepson, Warren Rairden of San Francisco; one brother, Edgar Nuttle of Fort Wayne; 4 sisters, Nina Smith, Edna Bech, Geraldine Gross and Marian Delp of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren, Jean Gaunte of Indianapolis, Neal Rairden of Richmond, Va., Patricia Stone of Atlanta, Ga., and Cynthia Brower of Washington D.C. One son, Ronald, died in 1963. Services Friday at McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Bower Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 2-9-1988
Ralihan Charles, about 73, (b. 10-31-1870) died at his Albion home June 21, 1944. He was for years identified with the Stiefel Grain Co. as plant manager. He was a member of Albion Masonic Lodge. Funeral was held last Saturday at Bonham Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Vada; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond D. Smith; a son, Glade; and a sister, Mrs. Albert Hess, all of Chicago; a grandson, Pvt. Charles, stationed at San Diego, Calif. + 6-?-1944
Ralihan Charles Beck, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glade Ralihan, former residents of this community, was killed on April 24, 1945 while in action against the Japanese on Okinawa. He was with the 96th Infantry Division. He was born in Albion July 25, 1924 and moved to Kendallville with his parents at the age of 6. He was a graduate of Kendallville High School with the class of 1942 and was the valedictorian and was awarded a "K" for achievement in athletics. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. He entered Purdue in the fall of 1942, and was called to active duty in Aug. 1943. Posthumously he was awarded the Purple Heart and a bronze medal for heroic service. Memorial services at First Methodist Church in Kendallville. + 4-?-1945
Ralihan Elizabeth was born at Lodi, O., 86 years ago to Jacob and Martha Beard and died at her home in Albion Sunday. There were 8 children in the family, the only surviving members now being Samuel Beard, Tiffin, O., Mrs. Alice Tannehill of Knox and Mrs. Catherine Pletcher of Pierceton. Soon after the Civil War she was married in Columbia City to Timothy Ralihan. They had 4 children, Charles of Albion, and Mrs. Lillian Hess of Chicago, twin sons died as infants. Mrs. Calve Smith and Glade Ralihan are grandchildren, and Charles Ralihan is a great-grandchild. For many years the family has lived in Albion. He died in Dec. 1928. She has been a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Albion. where services were held Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1933
Ralihan Glade H, 55, a native of Albion and a former resident of Albion and Kendallville, died early last night in a Chicago hospital. He had been an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. While here he was an employee of the Farmers State Bank, and while in Kendallville he aided in winding up the affairs of the old Noble County Bank. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite and Shrine at Fort Wayne. Surviving are the widow, Katherine; his mother, Vada, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Ray Smith, Chicago. A son, Charles, was killed in the Pacific Theater in WW II. Services Wednesday in Lane & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + No date 6-5-1955
Ralihan Katherine, about 65, formerly of Albion and Kendallville, died at her home in Chicago July 5, 1969. She was born in Albion Aug. 2, 1903, the daughter of Charles and Frances (Schwab) Beck. She was married to Glade Ralihan in Albion and resided in Albion for a number of years while he was employed at the Farmers State Bank. They later lived in Kendallville and then moved to Chicago. He died some years ago. She was a graduate of Albion High School and until her retirement had been employed at the Palmer House in Chicago. She was preceded in death by their son, Charles, who was killed in Okinawa in 1945 during WW II, and by 3 of her brothers, Clarence, Robert and Dr. Forrest Beck. One sister, Mrs. Don (Pauline) Ross of South Bend, and one brother, Dr. Charles Beck of Hartford City, survive. Funeral at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion July 9. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1969
Ralihan Timothy, son of John and Joshanna Ralihan, was born in Castle Main, Ireland July 20, 1848 and died Dec. 23, 1928 at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 3 days. He came to this country with his parents when 8 years old and settled at Crestline, Ohio. He afterwards moved near Columbia City, and in 1863 was married to Elizabeth Beard. They had two children, Lillian and Charles. The family moved to Albion some 40 years ago where he has resided until time of his death. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in 1864 with the 142 Indiana regiment of volunteers. Surviving are the widow; 2 children, Charles of this city, and Mrs. Lillian Hess of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Carroll of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Glade Ralihan and Elizabeth Calve Youngs; and one great-grandchild, Charles Beck Ralihan. Funeral at the Wesleyan Church Monday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1928
Ramer Albert George, 68, Elkhart Twp farmer and a resident of Noble County the greater part of his life, ended his life by drinking carbolic acid in the barn on his farm about 1 Ĺ miles west of Brimfield Friday. Ill health was believed to have prompted the act. He was born July 18, 1864 in Brown County, Ohio, the son of Henry and Catherine Ramer. He was 12 years of age when his parents moved to Indiana, locating in Noble County. When a young man he took up the occupation of a farmer which he had always followed. He was married in 1890 to Edna Devenbaugh, who died in 1900. In 1909 he married Mary Gartland. Surviving are the widow; 3 daughters and one son, Mrs. Bernice Maynard, Mrs. Cecil Becker, Hugh Ramer and Mrs. Alberta Richards, all of this community; 5 brothers and one sister, John, Jacob, Edward and Mrs. Herman Barr, Brimfield, Philip, Montpelier, O., and Valentine, Blakerley, Ohio. Funeral from the home Monday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1932
Ramer Bessie, 74, was found dead in the back yard of her Brimfield home Jan. 3, 1958, apparently a victim of a heart attack. The body was found by a grandson, Donald Hisey, and taken to the McCray Hospital where it was determined she was dead. She was born Sept. 8, 1883. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Hisey, Robert Ramer of Fort Wayne; 3 daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Hufferman and Mrs. Melba Hufferman of Garrett, and Mrs. Katherine Lecount, Ligonier; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Brimfield EUB Church Monday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-3-1958
Ramer Bonny, 91, died August 15, 2012, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was born February 8, 1921, in Noble County, to Charles and Cora (Inks) Rice. She married Queneth Ramer on May 6, 1939. He died on June 16, 1992. She is survived by one son, Monte L. Ramer of Albion; 3 grandchildren, Leslie (Lael) Ramer, Nick (Jessica) Ramer and Shauna Ramer; 4 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Beason of Newberry, Mich. She was also preceded in death by 6 sisters, Mary Lung, Leila Sheley, Lucille Wagner, Violet Smith, Maxine Hubler, and her twin sister, Betty Lehman; and 3 brothers, Leslie, Ernest and Ivan Rice. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Funeral, Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 8-16-2012
Ramer Carol Dee, 1-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ramer of Brimfield, died Monday at the home of her parents. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Russell; and 2 sisters, Helen May and Dorothy. Short service and burial were Tuesday at Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1938
Ramer Carol J, 58, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Hi Hat, Ky., November 13, 1938 to William and Goldie (Brown) Waugh. On November 13, 1972 in Kendallville she married Gordon Dean Ramer. She was a retired shipping foreman for Advance Thermal Technology in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Robert Glen Kugler and Tammy and Mike Probst of Kendallville; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon Jr. of Orlando, Fla., David and Kim and Darren and Crystal Ramer of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Helen Worley of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Pat Hayes and Imojean Altimus of Kendallville; 3 brothers, George of Pikesville, Ky., Dencil of Carlisle, Ohio, and Millard of Middleton, Ohio; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-2-1997
Ramer Della Alice was born in Elkhart Twp; on the last day of Nov. 1870 and died at her home near Albion on Dec. 23, 1935 from heart disease, being 65 years and 23 days of age. Her parents were Florian and Margaret Zimmer. She is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Jane Poulson of Elkhart, Mrs. Bertha Claxton of Kendallville, Mrs. Delila Becker of Albion, and Mrs. Mary Stuff of Ironton, O. In 1893 she was married to Jacob Ramer. There are two children, Lena, who is Mrs. Earl Couts, and Harold, both at home. A nephew, George W. Cline, was taken into the home at the age of 2 years and lived with the family until he was 18. He was later married and his daughter, Laura Joan, now 10, was a great comfort to Mrs. Ramer. Funeral Thursday from the home. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Ramer Edward, 58, died at his home from complications. He was born at Ripley, Ohio but had resided in Brimfield the greater part of his life. He had been employed a number of years on the NYC Railroad. His wife died more than a year ago. Surviving are a son, Merle, and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ott, Brimfield; one sister and 4 brothers, Mrs. Herman Barr of Brimfield, Phillip Ramer of Montpelier, O., Valentine of Blakesley, O., and John Jacob of Wawaka. Funeral Thursday from the late home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-15-1934 + 1-?-1934
Ramer Elizabeth J, 81, of LaGrange, died March 3, 2005 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She worked at Starcraft Corp. in Emma and was a member of Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church in Howe. She was born July 29, 1923 in Ligonier to Clyde and Vivian (Fought) Bish. She married Elmer S. Ramer on March 17, 1942 in Wawaka. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Al Myers of Albion; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Duane and Glenda of Connersville, Kevin of LaGrange, Stephan and Johnna of Plymouth, and David of New Haven; 6 grandchildren; a sister, Frances Myers of Wawaka; and 2 brothers, Donald of Wawaka and Robert of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Bish. Services Monday at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 3-5-2005
Ramer Elmer S, 85, of LaGrange, died Sept. 12, 2005 at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. He was a retired farmer, a former manager of Lima Elevator and employee with the Indiana Toll Road. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and a member of Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 in Cosperville to William and Dora (Stienbarger) Ramer. On March 17, 1942 in Wawaka he married Elizabeth Bish. She died March 3. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Al Myers of Albion; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Duane and Glenda Ramer of Connersville, Kevin Ramer of LaGrange, Stephen and Johnna Ramer of Plymouth and David Ramer of New Haven; a brother, Lawrence Ramer of LaGrange; and 6 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, Allen; 2 sisters, Florence Hunter and Mildred Eberly; and a brother, John. Services Friday at Frurip-May Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 9-14-2005
Ramer Harold, about 56, a native and lifelong resident of Elkhart Twp, died March 23, 1952 at McCray Hospital from a heart ailment. There are no immediate surviving relatives. He made his home with his brother-in-law Earl Couts. Services Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1952
Ramer Hugh E, 81, of R. 1, Albion, died Sunday in Millerís Merry Manor in LaGrange. Born Sept. 17, 1898 in Noble County, he was the son of Albert and Edna (Devenbaugh) Ramer. He married Orpha Russell Aug. 10, 1918 in Michigan. She died in 1978. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County and a retired farmer. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Survivors are a son, Queneth of R. 1, Albion; a sister, Mrs. Cecil Becker of R. 1, Wawaka; a half-sister, Mrs. Alberta Richards of R. 1, Wawaka; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Ramer Jacob was born at Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1866, and died at his home in Elkhart Twp July 2, 1945, being 78 years, 7 months and 18 days of age. His parents were Henry and Catherine Ramer and he was one of 12 children, all of whom with the parents have preceded him in death except one brother, Phillip of Montpelier, Ohio. The family came to Noble County when he was 10 years of age, and in 1893 he was married to Della Zimmer. She died Dec. 23, 1935. Surviving are 2 children, Harold, and Mrs. Earl Couts, both at home; the 2 Couts adopted daughters, Patricia and Mary; and George W. Cline of Butler, a nephew, raised from age 2 in the home. He was a successful farmer. Funeral from the home July 5 . Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1945
Ramer John was born in Brown County, Ohio, June 24, 1871, the son of Henry and Catherine Ramer, and in his youth came with the family to Noble County where he continued to reside. He died on March 14, 1943 of heart disease, being past 71 years of age. March 24, 1918 he was married to Bessie Method and they had 3 children, Melba, Catherine and Robert. Also surviving are 2 stepchildren, Mrs. Marjorie Hofferman and Kenneth Hisey; 2 brothers, Jacob of near Brimfield and Phillip of Montpelier, Ohio. He was NYC section foreman until retired by age and years of service. Services March 17 at U. B. Church at Brimfield. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1943
Ramer Mary Ann, daughter of Philipp and Katharina Reidenbach, was born in Noble County near Brimfield on May 3, 1862, and died at her home near Topeka on Feb. 2, 1925, aged 62 years, 8 months and 29 days. On April 19, 1885 she married Charles Ramer at Kendallville. They had five children, all of whom survive. Two years of her married life was spent in Noble County, the remainder she lived in LaGrange County. On Sept. 16, 1910 they opened their home to a niece, Vera Cline, now Mrs. Joseph Smith of Ligonier, whom they cared for as one of their own fold. She was a member of the Beulah Church near Topeka. On May 30, 1916 her husband died. Her sister, Christina Mueller died July 12, 1924. On Dec. 18, 1924 she was stricken with paralysis. She leaves 5 children, William of Wawaka, Mrs. Millie Wiard of Wolcottville, Carl of Topeka, John and Mrs. Nora Keim at home; a niece, Mrs. Vera Smith of Ligonier; 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers, John and Philip of Wawaka; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Koch of Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. Malinda Koch of South Bend. The obsequies were held Feb. 4, 1925 at the Beulah Church. Burial, Salome Cemetery. + 2-?-1925
Ramer Mary, 78, (b. 3-22-1875) a lifelong resident of the Brimfield community and the widow of Bert Ramer, died Sept. 14, 1953 at her home 2 miles west of Brimfield from a coronary embolism. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Richards, near Wawaka; a son, Leo Gartland, Wauseon, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ray Becker, Wawaka; a stepson, Hugh Ramer near Albion; 5 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Farley, Huntington, W. Va., and a brother, Oscar Fichter, Augusta, Ky. Services at Brimfield Methodist Church Sept. 17. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1953
Ramer Merle B, 72, R. 2, Kendallville, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Wawaka on Nov. 29, 1908, the son of Edward and Goldie (Couts) Ramer. On April 15, 1927 in Albion he married Modelle McDonald. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. George (Helen) Kukutsis, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ivors (Dorothy) Pimenis, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Cliff (Sandra) Sweezy of Kent, Ohio; 3 sons, Russell of Fort Wayne, Dean and Ron of Kendallville; and 17 grandchildren. A foster sister preceded him in death. Services in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-30-1981
Ramer Modelle F, 92, died Aug. 12, 2002 in Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and worked at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. She was born July 10, 1910 to Newton and Mattie (Loveridge) McDonald near Wawaka. She married Merle Ben Ramer April 16, 1927 in Brimfield. He died in Aug. 1981. Also preceding her in death were 2 daughters, Sandra Sweeney and Carol Ramer; 4 brothers, Lee, Don, Charles and Orange McDonald; and 4 sisters, Rosalie Wood, Gladys Abbott, Doris McCally and Edith Rice. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Marsha and G. Dean and Donna of Kendallville and Russell and Donna of The Villages, Fla.; 2 daughters, Helen Kukutsis of Kendallville and Dorothy Pimanis of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 8-13-2002
Ramer Orpha, 79, R. 1, Albion, died Thursday at Goshen Hospital. Born April 16, 1898 in Noble County, she was the daughter of John and Della (Fisher) Russell. She married Hugh Ramer on Aug. 10, 1918 in Michigan. She was a lifetime resident of Noble County and was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Queneth, Albion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie DeGraff, South Bend, and Mrs. Vernie Sowers, Fort Wayne; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1978
Ramer Queneth H, 72, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital from a heart attack. He was born December 14, 1919 in Brimfield, the son of Hugh and Orpha (Russell) Ramer. On May 6, 1939 in Topeka he married Bonny Rice. A farmer and lifetime Noble County resident, he was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and Noble County Co-op and Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife and a son, Monte of Wawaka; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-17-1992
Ramer Sadie Jane, daughter of Joshua and Emma Couts, was born March 20, 1880 near Brimfield, Ind. There were 12 children in the family, 6 of whom with the parents have preceded her in death. On Jan. 2, 1901 she was married to Edward Ramer. They had two children, a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ott, and a son, Merle. She is survived by the husband and two children; three grandchildren, Arlene Ott, Helen and Russell Ramer; and six brothers, Charles, Frank, Fred and Earle of Brimfield, James of Fort Wayne, and Arthur of Ligonier. Her whole life was spent in and near Brimfield and she was a member of the United Brethren Church there. She died Sept. 2, being 52 years, 5 months and 12 days of age. Funeral at the home Monday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1932
Ramey Kathy, 30, of Wolcottville, died Feb. 22 at the home of her brother in Rome City. She was born in Knott County, Ky. May 20, 1956, the daughter of John and Hazel (Prater) Ramey. Her mother died Jan. 14, 1977. She moved to Wolcottville 23 years ago from Ky. She was a former sewing machine operator at Starcraft in Emma. Surviving are her father and stepmother, Virginia, in Wolcottville; a daughter, Messie 13, and a son Justin 6, both at home; a sister, Thelma of Wolcottville and a brother Ray of Rome City. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-22-1987
Ramey Kendle, 65, 218 E. North St., died Friday at McCray Hospital. Born July 1, 1917 in Kentucky, he was the son of John M. and Hattie (Collins) Ramey. He married Laura Combs Oct. 4, 1945 in Ky. He was a retired employee of Newnam Foundry, a veteran of WW II and a member of American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Lee (Gladys) Felger, Churubusco, Mrs. Grady (Guyan) Hall, Kendallville, and Donna Ramey at home; one son, Kenneth, Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. James (Mae Goldie) Johnston, Lafayette, Ohio, and Mrs. Hermie Oxspring, Hueysville, Ky.; 2 brothers, Curtis and Hadie of Hueysville, Ky.; and 8 grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday in Community Baptist Church, Quicksand, Ky. Burial, Handshoe Cemetery, Hueysville, Ky. + 10-22-1982
Ramey Ray, 57, of Kendallville, died March 4, 2008 at visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He had been employed with Quick Tanks in Kendallville for 22 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. He was born in Kendallville on Feb. 3, 1951 to Curtis and Laura (Terry) Ramey. He married Ruth Ann Rappel on March 29, 1970 in Clintwood, Va. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jack Lough of Albion; 3 granddaughters, Kara, Ashlyn and Erica Fields; 6 sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and Jacob Blevins of Auburn, Evie and Don Zolman of LaGrange, Faye and AC Howard of Garrett, Ky., Clausie and Rick Cox of Lark Lane, Ky., Brenda and Willie Patton of Hueysville, Ky., and Barb and Tom Stanford of Kendallville; and a brother, Bradford Ramey of Hueysville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Claude, and a sister, Sherleen Rose. Services Friday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-5-2008
Ramey Sam, 63, Kendallville, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. Born in Soft Shell, Ky., Sept. 7, 1922, he was the son of Claude and Helen (Moore) Ramey. On Dec. 27, 1949 in Garrett, Ky., he married Dorothy Terry. He moved to Kendallville from Leburn 31 years ago and was retired from Newnam Foundry March 1976. He was an Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Mrs. Doug (Ruth) Dukes and Mrs. Robert (Madeline) Hoover of Kendallville, Mrs. Monty (Mary) Shuman of Laramie, Wyo., and Mrs. David (Linda) Smith of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Jack of Detroit, Mich., and Don of Kendallville; 4 sisters, Opal Newman and Violet White of Dayton, Ohio, Edna Terry and Arkie Patton of Leburn; 4 brothers, Arnold and Duke of Leburn, Jennings Ramey of Helmer, and Martin of Lexington, Ky.; and 11 grandchildren. One son, Bee, preceded him in death in 1974. A sister and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 4-12-1986
Ramp Georgia, 86, Noble County resident, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Pendry, north of Crane Lake. Final rites were held Wednesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, South Park Cemetery. She was the widow of Bigalow Ramp, who for many years was associated with the ice and coal business in Columbia City where they lived most of their married lives. In 1938 they moved to the farm of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Pendry. He died in 1944. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and Royal Neighbor Lodge. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Pendry, and Mrs. Flossie Heedwohl of Long Beach, Calif.; 4 grandchildren, Mrs. Louis Hurley of R. 3, Columbia City, Mrs. Robert Wallace of Fort Wayne, Lynn Pendry of Hawaii and Mrs. Allen Bike of Long Beach, Calif.; 10 grandchildren. + 4-?-1965
Ramsbey Harry G, 74, of Lake Wawasee, died Tuesday in Healthwyn Hospital, South Bend. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert and Harry Jr. of South Bend, 2 daughters, Mrs. Wade L. Yoder and Miss Mariellen of South Bend; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and a sister. Services at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier Thursday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1965
Ramsby Ellen (Lepird), 87, died Sunday at her home 5 miles northwest of Wawaka. Death resulted from senility. Her husband, Uriah, died some years ago. Surviving are 3 sons, Ora of Waterford, Jay at home, and Howard of Cosperville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Reidenbach of Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Nellie Trittipo of Topeka. + 12-?-1933
Ramsby George, 73, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Friday in the Jacaranda Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. Born Aug. 25, 1912 in Mishawaka, he was the son of Carl and Vera (Maggart) Ramsby. He lived in Fla. the last 20 years. He was a retired staff musician for radio station WBBM in Chicago and was a WW II Navy veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Heidi of Micanopi, Fla.; 2 sisters, Phyllis Jernstrom of Fort Wayne and Peggy Feightner of Ligonier; a brother, Jack of North Miami, Fla.; and one grandchild. Gravesite services Tuesday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-4-1985
Ramsby George, 78, retired Ligonier merchant, died Friday of a stroke of paralysis at his home in Ligonier. Surviving are the widow, Adeline; 3 sons, Floyd, Carl and Merill of South Bend; and 2 daughters, Miss Mabel and Mrs. Pauline Suddaby of Ligonier. + 11-?-1939
Ramsby John S was born in Fairfield County, O., May 28, 1814; died July 11, 1898 age 84 years 1 months 13 days. ^ 6-9-1899
Ramsby Logan C, 76, died March 23, 1991 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Sebastian, Tex., April 20, 1914, the son of Howard and Mable (Caldwell) Ramsby. He married Gertrude Hipsher December 14, 1940 in Columbia City. He was a farmer and drove a school bus for West Noble High School for 32 years. Surviving are his wife; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Vera) Amick of South Bend, Lorrain (Herbie) Martin of LaGrange, and Mrs. Wallace (Kate) Neumann of Houston, Tex.; and one brother, Keith of Elkhart. One sister, Verba Targgart, preceded him in death. Funeral at Carney-Frost Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 3-23-1991
Ramsby Mabel G, 88, of Ligonier, died Thursday in South Bend Hospital. Born in LaGrange County July 21, 1890, she was the daughter of Samuel and Samantha (Camp) Caldwell. She married Howard Ramsby June 12, 1912. He preceded her in death. She had lived in LaGrange and Noble Counties her lifetime. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Woodruff. Survivors are 4 daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Vera) Amick of South Bend, Mrs. Charles (Verba) Targgart of Hudson, Mrs. Donald (Lorraine) Martin of LaGrange, and Mrs. William (Kate) Newman of Houston, Texas; 2 sons, Logan of Ligonier, and Keith of Elkhart; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Carney Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 2-?-1979
Ramsby Mabel L, 72, died at LaGrange County Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage last Tuesday. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Roland Suddaby, Toledo, O.; and 2 brothers, Harry Ramsby of Lake Wawasee and Merle Ramsby of South Bend. Funeral Saturday in Ligonier. + 9-?-1957
Ramsby Vera R
, 83, Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital from an apparent heart attack. She was born Feb. 25, 1893 in Cromwell to James and Josephine (Winebrenner) Maggart. She married Carl Ramsby in Mishawaka on Jan. 19, 1911. He died in 1953. She was a resident of Ligonier for 30 years after moving there from Mishawaka. She was a retired employee of Essex Wire Corp. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Forest (Peggy) Feightner, Ligonier, and Mrs. C. W. (Phyllis) Jernstrom, Fort Wayne; 2 sons, George, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Jack, North Miami, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Alton (Reva) Huff, Mishawaka; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1976
Ramsey Benjamin "Ben", 71, of Chico, Calif., died Monday. He was a former Kendallville resident until moving to Pleasant Lake and California 20 years ago. He is survived by his wife, the former Opal Frehse; a daughter, Patricia Bogel of Fort Wayne; a son, Richard of Chico; a sister, Opal Muesing of Walnut Grove, Calif.; and 4 grandchildren. + 9-19-1983
Ramsey Dortha E, 84, of Churubusco, died March 20, 2006 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was in employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 42 years, retiring as a machine operator in 1984. She was a member of G.E. Elex Club, American Legion Post 157 Auxiliary and VFW Post 3846 Auxiliary in Churubusco. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1939. She was born Jan. 3, 1922 in Swan Twp, Noble County to Frank and Bessie (Addis) Christlieb. She married Orval A. Ramsey on May 8, 1945. He died June 29, 1994. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Sharon Christlieb of Churubusco. She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Yoquelet; and 3 brothers, Milton, Roscoe and Richard Christlieb. Services Thursday in Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ^ 3-21-2006
Ramsey Hugh S, 81, of Bloomington, died at the Sacred Heart Home in Avilla June 30. He was born Nov. 20, 1907 in Bloomington, the son of Rolla Roy and Clara E. (Smith) Ramsey. He was a retired physician. He served as a reserve medical officer in the U.S. Army during WW II until Aug. 1945. He was a member of many civic and medical organizations and served as surgeon general for the Sons of the American Revolution, Monroe County coroner and Bloomington city councilman. Surviving are his wife, Gail G. (Glenn): 3 sons, Dr. John E Ramsey of Kendallville, James R of LaCrosse, Wis., and Charles H of Holland, Mich.; a daughter, Frances G Greenwell of Elizabethtown, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral in Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington July 3. Burial, Covenanter Cemetery. + 6-30-1989
Ramsey Myrtle, 62, R. 3, Howe, died Thursday in LaGrange County Hospital. She was born April 21, 1907 in Gilles County, Tenn. She married John H. Ramsey in 1922 at Mobile, Ala. He died about 20 years ago. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. William (Virginia) Marble, Athens, Ga., and Mrs. Porter (Wilma Jean) Pelfrey, R. 3, Howe; one son, James, Howe; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nola Witten and Mrs. Florence Hayes of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; one brother, David Jones, Phoenix, Ariz.; and 5 grandchildren. + 4-?-1970
Ramsey Orval A, 76, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne after open heart surgery earlier in the day. He was born September 19, 1917 in Churubusco to Orval and Arie (Gaff) Ramsey. He married Dortha E. Christlieb in Churubusco on May 8, 1945. He spent his entire life in the Churubusco community and served with the U.S. Army in India during WW II. He retired from Geiger Implement in Churubusco in 1982. He was a member of VFW Turtle Post 3846. Surviving are his wife; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry (Wanda) Chapman of Churubusco, and Mrs. Ralph (Hulda) Thornburg of Syracuse. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Shroyer. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 6-29-1994
Ramsten Brady, 71, died Thursday last week at a Joliet, Ill. hospital following an operation. He was a native of this vicinity, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ramsten, Jr., having been born and raised on the Ramsten farm just south of Avilla. He for years had been employed as a maintenance foreman on the E J. E. RR. He was a brother of Mrs. F. H. Hersh, Mrs. Floyd Henney and the late Mrs. Peter Dolan. His wife preceded him in death in October 1946. The funeral was held Monday in Joliet. ~ 12-25-1947
Ramsten Eliza Fannie, daughter of James and Elizabeth Roginson, was born at Watertown, N. Y., March 27, 1847. While yet quite young she removed with her parents to Noble County, where they resided on a farm a short distance east of Avilla. Here she grew to womanhood and was married to Henry Ramsten Jr., July 4, 1867. They had three daughters and three sons. She was a member of the Evangelical Church. She died June 30, 1898, aged 51 years, 3 months and 3 days. She leaves a husband and six children, together with two sisters and two brothers. Funeral at the Evangelical Church Saturday. ~ 7-7-1898 ^ 7-8-1898
Ramsten Elizabeth, Swan Twp; settled in 1840; died in 1894, aged 78 years. ^ 6-14-1895
Ramsten Harry - A letter to relatives at this place, Tuesday, contained the sad information of the death of Harry Ramsten at Denver, Colorado on the Saturday previous, where he was employed by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad as switchman. Mrs. Ramsten left Denver Wednesday with the remains of her husband and arrived at Garrett Friday afternoon. The funeral was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Swihart, in that city, Sunday and the remains were taken to Hudson for burial. The accident which brought Mr. Ramstenís life to an untimely end occurred Saturday. He was engaged in switching at the hump and had caught a cut of cars which were going down the incline and was coming down the ladder of the car when a car on another track left the rails and crashed into the car on which Mr. Ramsten was riding, rolling him between them. He threw himself clear of the cars and when fellow workers reached him, he said he was not hurt badly, but he was at once taken to the hospital where he died several hours later, aged 39 years, 5 months and 2 days. He was conscious up to the last, did not suffer pain, and thought he was not fatally injured. Mrs. Ramsten was calling on friends in the city and did not reach her husbandís side until after he had breathed his last. Peculiar features of the fatal accident are that Harry was doing the work of a fellow switchman, Jack Philbrick, with whom he went west a number of years ago, and that the car should have jumped the track just as it got to him. The deceased was the eldest son of Henry Ramsten, who died a little over a year ago. He is survived by a wife, three sisters, Mrs. Peter Dolan, Mrs. F. H. Hersh, and Mrs. Floyd Henney, all of this place, and two brothers, Brady and Riley Ramsten, of Joliet, Ill. ~ 4-17-1912
Ramsten Henry was born in Freeburg, Snyder County, Pa. on Dec. 15, 1815. In early youth he united with the Lutheran Church. When 25 years of age he married Elizabeth Martz of Snyder County, who survives. They had 4 sons and one daughter. Three sons died in infancy. With their 2 surviving children they came to Avilla, near which place he resided until his death on Jan. 21, aged 76 years 1 month and 6 days. ^ 1-29-1892
Ramsten Nona, 82, died July 21 in the home of a friend, Miss Lucille Thomas, Angola. A resident of Garrett many years ago, she was born at Hudson, Ind., was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Auburn, and a 50-year member of the OES in Garrett. Surviving are a niece and two nephews. Services Wednesday in the McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial at Hudson. ~ 7-11-1957
Ramsten Riley Elton was killed while supervising the construction of a coal chute for the E. J. and E. Railroad at Waukegan, Ill. on August 10, 1925. The body was taken to Joliet, Ill., his home, where funeral services were held from the residence of Brady L. Ramsten, a brother of the deceased, on Wednesday. Interment was made in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ramsten, former Swan Twp citizens, and was born on the home farm just south of Avilla on July 6, 1878, thus being 47 years, 1 month and 4 days of age at his death. On January 22, 1920 he was married to Rose Ueber of this place and they immediately went to housekeeping at Joliet, where they have since resided. Aside from the widow, he is survived by three sisters, and one brother, Mrs. Peter Dolan, Mrs. F. H. Hersh and Mrs. Floyd Henney of this place, and Mr. Brady L. Ramsten of Joliet, Ill. During the past twenty years he has been foreman of the building and bridge construction work of the E. J. & E. Railroad. ~ 8-20-1925 + 8-?-1925
Ramsten Rose A, 96, died Friday at Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Noble County April 28, 1881 to Thomas and Mary (Dosch) Ueber and married Riley Ramsten who preceded her in death. She had spent most of her life in the Avilla and Fort Wayne areas and was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church. Survivors are nieces and nephews and include Patricia Knauer, Avilla, and Thomas Knauer, Jakarta, Indonesia. Five sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. Services Monday in the chapel at St. Maryís Catholic Cemetery. ~ 4-20-1978 + 4-?-1978
Randall Alfred, 76, resident of Rome City for more than 30 years, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Holtzinger of Millersburg, where he had made his home for the past 5 years. He was born near Cromwell. Also surviving is another daughter, Ruby of Millersburg; a son, Perry of LaGrange; a grandson; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Rice of Rome City; and Mrs. Milo Forker of Albion; and a brother, George of Cromwell. Funeral Wednesday at Rome City M. E. Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 10-?-1935
Randall Berniece, 78, 104 E. 6th St., died Sunday at Goshen Hospital from an apparent heart attack. She was born Jan. 28, 1898 to William and Minnie May (Eby) Baker. Her husband, Lawrence, died in 1952. She was a lifetime resident of this area. She is survived by one brother, Claude, Ligonier; and 4 nephews, William and John Baker of Kendallville, David Baker, Stroh, and Michael Baker, New Haven. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1976
Randall Carolyn J, 67, died May 16, 2001 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A 1952 graduate of Kendallville High School, she was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Waterloo. She worked at Scott's Food Store in Auburn for 5 years. She was born April 3, 1934 in Kendallville to Howard and Christine (Zircher) Lash. She married Ralph E. Randall on Aug. 16, 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Theresa Ford of Sandusky, Ohio, and Linda Campbell of Angola; a son, Mark of LaGrange; 2 brothers, Ervin Lash of Graceville, Fla., and Bernard Lash of Auburn; and 5 grandchildren, Christopher and Tanya Campbell, William Ford and Meegan and Daniel Randall. A daughter, Christine Randall, died in 1984. Services Monday in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery. ^ 5-18-2001
Randall Edwin died September 14, 1873. He was born in Oneida County, New York May 18, 1809 and settled in Allen Twp in 1836. An associate judge of Noble County, at the time of his death he was a justice of the peace. He married Mary A. King on June 16, 1842. His burial was on lands of the late Hiram King, his father-in-law. * 1873
Randall Edwin J, 14-months old, son of S. K. Randall, was accidentally burned while being wheeled in a cab near a thresher engine last week. The child, not being in perfect health at the time of the accident, died on Saturday. ^ 8-7-1885
Randall Emma Jane, 67, died at her home east of Cromwell. Funeral was Sunday at the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, George of Cromwell; one son, Lawrence, Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Norris of Albion; a brother, Reuben Oliver, west of Cromwell; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gaff and Mrs. Enos of Albion, and Mrs. Wade of Battle Creek, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. + 9-?-1942
Randall Franklin P died May 23, 1892 at his Fort Wayne home. He was a brother of Edwin Randall of Avilla, deceased. * 1892
Randall George A, born May 1, 1868, a lifelong resident of Cromwell, died April 26, 1949. His wife, Emma J., and a son preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Lawrence; and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Norris; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral April 30 at the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1949
Randall Henry, 77, who for many years resided in Milford, LaGrange County, died March 1. Funeral was at the residence of his son, Henry, near Brimfield. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. He came with his parents to Brushy Prairie when he was 8 years old. He was a member of Co. H. 44th Regiment, Ind. Vol. and when his time was out he re-enlisted and served to the end of the war. His wife died in 1872. Three daughters are dead, and one daughter and 2 sons survive him. ^ 3-9-1906
Randall John W was born July 21, 1859 a few miles south of Ligonier, near Sparta, and died in Ligonier, Dec 1, 1889. He had a severe struggle with disease for a number of years, having gone to Florida and afterward to California, but all was of no avail for the unconquerable foe, consumption had laid strong hands upon him and would not yield.  Ligonier Leader 12-19-2889 (Contributed by Judy Richter)
Randall Lawrence A, about 58, a native of Noble County and a resident of the Cromwell community most of his life, died Sept. 16, 1952 at his home 2 miles east of Cromwell from a heart ailment. Surviving are his wife, Berniece; 2 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker of Kimmell, and Mrs. Margaret Bitner of near Cromwell; 4 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Norris of Albion. Funeral this afternoon at Cromwell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1952
Randall Loretta, 79, widow of Sumner K. Randall, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles G. Beckman in Kendallville. She spent the greater part of her life on a farm near Avilla. She is survived by 2 more daughters, Mrs. Albert E. Thomas of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. A. J. DeCamp of Kendallville. + 4-?-1935
Randall Marguerite, 67, of Rome City, wife of William Randall, died Sunday at her home. She leaves her husband; 2 sons, David and George; 2 brothers, David and Henry Weaver; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Shideler. Funeral tomorrow at the M. E. Church in Rome City. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 10-24-1910
Randall Mary Ann (King) died Sept. 24, 1892 in Avilla. She was born in Chenango County, New York Dec. 18, 1824. She came with her parents to Noble County in 1837 and settled in Swan Twp. She married Edwin Randall June 16, 1842. She had two sons, Sumner K., Avilla, and Perry A., Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Seavey, deceased. Her funeral was held at the old home. ~ 9-24-1892 ^ 6-9-1893
Randall Mary Cecil was born April 21, 1880, died Sept. 14, 1880. Her mother died when she was a few hours old. She was taken by her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bailey. ^ 9-9-1880
Randall Mary J, 84, relict of Franklin P. Randall, who was mayor of Fort Wayne during wartime, was found dead in bed last Monday. ~ 1913
Randall Perry A, an attorney of Fort Wayne, died suddenly earlier in the day. It was while going to his city office from his home just west of Fort Wayne that he was stricken with heart trouble, and after being taken on a street car, expired before a physician could be obtained. He had resided in Fort Wayne for many years and besides being one of that cityís most prominent lawyers and business men was active in politics and identified with a number of fraternal societies. In recent years he had gained a wide reputation in his efforts to promote a barge canal from Toledo to Chicago, of which movement he was president. He was born in Allen Twp near Avilla July 24, 1847, and at the time of his death was 68 years, 6 months and 7 days of age. He was the son of Edwin and Mary A. Randall, both deceased. He spent his youthful days in Allen Twp, receiving such education as the common schools of the country affords. He graduated from the Fort Wayne High School in 1867 and four years later from the University of Michigan. He then entered the law department, receiving his diploma in 1873. Surviving are his wife; a son, Fay of Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Culbertson and Mrs. Louis Sawyer, both of Montclair, N.J.; one brother, S. K. of Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Amy Seavey who is spending the winter at Long Beach, Cal. ~ 2-2-1916
Randall Ruby Mary, 79, died Nov. 29 in Fountainview Place, Elkhart. She was born April 19, 1899 in Rome City, and had resided in Millersburg since 1930. Her sister, Retha Holtzinger, died in 1976. Two brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 nephews, Charles O. Randall, LaGrange, and Jerry Randall, Sturgis, Mich. Funeral Saturday in St. Peterís Lutheran Church, Millersburg, of which she was a member. Burial, Violett Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Randall Sumner, 82, died at his home in Kendallville January 17, 1926 of pneumonia. He was born May 2, 1843 on the Randall farm just west of this place, the son of Edwin and Mary A. (King) Randall. This became his home for more than 70 years before moving to Kendallville. He married Loretta Stahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stahl, on Sept. 12, 1876. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Thomas, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Arthur DeCamp and Mrs. Charles Beckman, Kendallville. For 33 years he was a proprietor of a general store in Avilla. A Democrat, he was affiliated with Kendallville Lodge No. 1194 BPOE, Avilla Lodge No. 460 F&AM, Kendallville chapter No. 64 R.A.M., Apollo Commandery No. 19, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine. He was a brother of the late Perry Randall and Mrs. Amy Seavey, Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday from the home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ + 1-?-1926 > No date Noble Co Democrat 1-21-1926
Randall Viva, 71, died at her home here this morning from complications. She had been a resident of Rome City for many years and was a member of the local M. E. Church. Surviving are her husband, Alfred; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Holtzinger and Ruby at home; one son, Perry of Battle Creek, Mich.; and one grandson. Funeral Sunday at the M. E. Church with burial in Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1931
Randall William died at his home in Ligonier Oct. 26, 1891. He was born in Union County, Ohio, Feb. 1, 1822; came to Indiana and settled in Adams County in 1846. He has lived in Noble County a number of years. He was married 4 times and his last wife is still living. His first wife was a sister of John R. Hart of Albion, and he was a brother of Mrs. Abraham Pancake and Mrs. William Beal and also of Joshua R. Randall who at one time published a paper in Albion and later in Ligonier and who died a few years ago at Ligonier. He was a farmer. Noble Co Democrat 6-15-1892
Randle John Karr, 49, of Reno, Nev., died Feb. 5, 2004 of tardive dyskinesia. He was born Dec. 3, 1954 in Wichita, Kan. and was a 1972 graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 1976. Surviving are his parents, Burton and Mariann (Menely) Randle of Skokie, Ill.; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, David of Chicago and Paul and Linda of Gurnee, Ill. Graveside services Saturday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-11-2004
Randol Dale Kenneth, 71, a former Kendallville area resident, died Tuesday at the home of his nephew, Maynard Randol, Skinner Lake. The only other survivor is another nephew, J. E. Randol of Kendallville. Arrangements are pending at Warner Funeral Home, Osceola. + 12-?-1979
Randol Dustin Michael, son of Jim and Ritale (Glentzer) Randol, Rome City, was stillborn Sunday at McCray Hospital. Surviving are his parents; 3 sisters, Madonna Miller of Kendallville, and Stephanie and Charlotte Randol at home; 2 brothers, Jim Randol and Bernard Kelley at home; grandmother, Katherine Randol, Rome City; great-grandparents, Mr. Deller of Fremont, and Beatrice Minch of Decatur. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-1-1983
Randol Earl "Shorty", 55, of R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday in the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Sept. 10, 1924 in Stroh, he was the son of Albert and Thelma (Leas) Randol. He married Katherine Deller Feb. 25, 1946. A veteran of WW II, he was retired from Essex Wire in Kendallville and was a member of the American Legion in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Herman (Susan) Lehman of Wawaka, and Sherry at home; 3 sons, Jim of Rome City, Steven of Wolcottville, and David at home; a sister, Mrs. Oscar (Marguerite) Kline of Ligonier; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1980
Randol Jay E, 58, Kendallville, died this morning at McCray Hospital from cardiovascular problems. He was born in Kendallville May 20, 1927, the son of Charles L. and Laura I. (Trowbridge) Randol. The U. S. Navy veteran was a lifetime Kendallville resident. He was a member of Kendallville VFW and Eagles Lodge and had worked for McCray Refrigerator, Philips Industrial Components and owned and operated a vending machine business and restaurant. Surviving are a daughter, Jolene D Robinson of Seattle, Wash.; 2 sons, Rick J of Cree Lake, and Stanley J of Angola; a sister, Joanna H. Gage of Etna; a brother, Jerry K. of Alaska; and 4 grandchildren. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-27-1985
Randol Jerry Kay, 50, of Bethel, Alaska, died December 19, 1993. He was born in Kendallville on June 30, 1943 to Leon and Irene (Trowbridge) Randol. He had lived in Hawaii and Alaska following his discharge from the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Julia; 2 sons, Jerry and Jay of Bethel; 2 stepchildren; a sister, Joanna Gage of Columbia City; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral December 23 in Truth Missionary Baptist Church in Bethel. + 12-19-1993
Randol Karen K, 19, of R. 1, Wolcottville died in an accident on icy roads south of LaOtto. + 2-?-1981
Randol Laura Irene, 78, Kendallville, died Sunday at McCray Hospital following a heart attack. She was born near Kendallville, July 31, 1906, the daughter of Joseph R. and Florence M. (Foreman) Trowbridge. On May 1, 1924 in LaGrange County she married Charles L. Randol, who died July 1, 1970. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and member of Mitchell Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Joanna) Gage of rural Columbia City; 3 sons, Jay E., and Maynard L. of Kendallville; and Jerry K. of Hawaii; a brother, Jack of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-4-1984
Randol Maynard Lee, 55, of 402 N. State St., died Friday in McCray Hospital. Born March 29, 1929 in Kendallville to Charles L. and Laura I. (Trowbridge) Randol, he was a lifelong city resident. He was employed at Indiana Insulated Wire, Inc. Two sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Ramona Pennycuff of Tiffin, Ohio; one son, Mitchell Lee of Green Springs, Ohio; one sister, Joanna Gage of rural Columbia City; 2 brothers, Jay E. of Kendallville and Jerry K. of Alaska; and 4 grandchildren. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-15-1985
Randol Rita L, 65, of Rome City,died Friday, May 11, 2012 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.  She had been employed by Starcraft in Emma. She was born July 9, 1946, in Decatur to Robert and MaDonna (Huey) Glentzer. On Oct. 16, 1965, in Rome City she married Jim L. Randol. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Winebrenner, Charolette and Todd LaVigne of Rome City, and Stephanie Randol, of Kendallville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Bernard ďButchĒ Kelley II of Rome City and Jim Jr. and Alicia Randol of Rome City; 11 grandchildren, Keith Miller, Derek Jordan Jr., Ashley Jordan, Braven LaVigne, Trey Falcone, Braxten Randol, Dustin Randol, Caden LaVigne, Dusti Randol, Alexia Tikkanen and Mason Tikkanen; 2 great-grandchildren, Grayson Jordan and Isabella Naibauer; a sister, Ronni Price of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Dustin Michael Randol; and two brothers, Billy Glentzer and Dave Glentzer. Funeral in Young Family Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-13-2012
Randolph Florence, 91, died Monday at the home of her stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaretta Lower, Rome City. She was born Sept. 5 in Ligonier and had lived her entire life here. Services at Ulrey Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1971
Randolph Louise, 87, died Friday in Americana Nursing Center, Anderson. She was born in Wawaka on July 22, 1908 to Charles and Estelle (O'Sullivan) Gates. She had lived in Wawaka most of her life. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Paul Seipel of Middletown; a grandson, Robert Seipel; and a brother, Ellis "Pete" Gates of St. Petersburg, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Randolph, in 1966; a sister, Doris Gates; and a brother, Donald "Bill" Gates. Graveside services Tuesday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-19-1996
Randolph Oakley S, 73, died at his home in Ligonier Jan. 10 from a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by the widow Florence; one daughter, Mrs. Alton Lower of Wawaka, one son, Arthur of Miami, Fla.; and several grandchildren. His life was spent near Wawaka and in Ligonier. Funeral at the home Friday. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + 1-?-1934
Rank Carl W, 48, died Nov. 30 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He resided in Columbia City until recently when he moved to Ligonier and assumed ownership of The Beacon near Kimmell. He and his wife, Irene, formerly operated Ireneís Restaurant at Bear Lake and then the Hotel Clugston dining room at Columbia City before moving to Ligonier. A native of Van Wert, O., he was a member of the Elks Lodge. Surviving are the wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Gloria Watters, Toledo, and Susan at home; one grandchild; his mother, Mrs. J. L. Rank of Van Wert; one brother and two sisters. Funeral Saturday at Smith Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Wert. + 11-30-1955
Rankin Don E, 72, R. 1, died Saturday at McCray Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1899 at Three Oaks, Mich. He was married in 1920 at Muncie to Lottie Hahn. Surviving are his widow; 3 sisters, all residing in Ohio. Services Tuesday in Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Rankin Lottie J, 80, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Friday at Heritage Manor, Ligonier. Services were held today at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. A 38-year resident of the Wawaka area, she was born Nov. 5, 1903 in Fort Recovery, Ohio, the daughter of William and Anna (Baumgartner) Hahn. On Dec. 4, 1920 in Muncie, she married Donald E. Rankin, who died Feb. 6, 1971. Surviving are a sister, Lucy Sunderland of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Lewis of Knightstown. + 2-17-1984
Ranly Dolores E "Dolly", 71, died Thursday in St. Joseph Medical Center. A native of South Bend, she had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne and retired in 1983 from K-Mart after 16 years. Her husband, Robert J., died in 1963. Surviving are 2 sons, Keith of Huntertown, and David of Kendallville; and 4 grandchildren. Services today in Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 7-6-1989
Ransbottom Lawrence E, R. 1, Rome City, died Friday in Frankfort, Mich. Born April 14, 1925 in Middlebury, he was the son of Harold and Sarah (Wells) Ransbottom. He married Phyllis Rimmel Oct. 30, 1946. He was formerly the owner of the Shell service station in Rome City and was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of the Rome City United Methodist Church. Serving in the Army in WW II, he was also a member of the Kendallville VFW, American Legion and the DAV Chapter 1 in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Tonya) Antal, Rome City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Virgil (Ella) Tyler, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Emery (Alverta) Sprague, Auburn; one brother, Harold, Bronson, Mich.; a mother-in-law, Ethel Rimmel Henderson, Rome City. Two brothers and one son, Lawrence E. Jr., preceded him in death. Services Monday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-13-1983
Ransbottom Orville, 38, and his wife Patricia, 22, died in a traffic accident Friday east of Kendallville on U. S. 6. He was born May 30, 1934 to Harold and Sarah (Wells) Ransbottom in Orland, Ind. He married Patricia Casselman and was employed by Phillips Industrial Components, Albion. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Frank and Sarah Churgo of Orland; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Teach, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Alverta Sprague, Auburn; and 3 brothers, Lawrence, Rome City, Junior, Bronson, Mich., and Sherman, Corunna. Patricia was born June 13, 1949 in Garrett to Arlo and Betty Wilson Casselman. She also was employed at Phillips in Albion. Surviving are the parents in Warren; a sister, Mrs. David (Diane) Brady, R. 3, Kendallville; and 2 brothers, Arlo H. Jr. and Terry of Warren. Double funeral rites Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery at Orland. + 7-?-1972
Ransbottom Patricia - See Orville Ransbottom.
Ransbottom Phyllis I, 79, of Rome City, died July 28, 2008 in the home of her daughter on Sylvan Lake. She operated the Oriental Beauty parlor in Rome City for many years and also worked as an aide at Rome City Elementary School for 10 years. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church. She was born Oct. 30, 1928 in Kendallville to Howard and Ethel (Schauweker) Rimmel. On Oct. 30, 1946 she married Lawrence E. Ransbottom. He died May 13, 1983. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Mike Antal of Rome City; grandchildren, Michael and Heather Antal and Laurie and Chris Dafforn; 4 great-grandchildren, Megan and Trevor Rainey, Victoria and Alexys Antal; and a brother, Al Rimmel of LaGrange. She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Jr. in 1968. Services Thursday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-29-2008
Ransbottom Sherman, 45, died Jan. 11 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a former Auburn resident and lived in Corunna. He was employed at Danning Corp. Born in Mongo July 23, 1932, he was the son of Harold and Sarah (Wells) Ransbottom. Survivors include his widow, Viva (Worthington); four sons, Jeffrey, Avilla, Richie and Sherman, Garrett, Edwin, Fremont; five daughters, Mrs. Earl (Pamela) Brown, Avilla, Mrs. Joseph (Cynthia) Willey and Viva Ransbottom, Corunna and Mrs. Rick (Delsie) Rowe, Fremont; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil (Ella) Tyler, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Orval (Alverta) Sprague, Auburn; two brothers, Lawrence, Rome City and Harold, Bronson, Mich.; six grandchildren. Services Jan. 14 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland. ~ 1-19-1978 + 1978
Ransburg Richard E died Feb. 8, 2012. He was born May 16, 1959. Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Elizabeth; his mother, Imo Jewel; his siblings, Robert, Karen Carter, Sharon Reinking and Joyce Jannuzzello. He was preceded in death by a brother Ron. A gathering of friends will be held March 23 at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Ransburg Ronald L, 45, died July 11, 1993 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on I-69. He was born January 31, 1948 in Kendallville, the son of George D. and Imo Jewel (McDonald) Ransburg. He was a building contractor for J. O. Mory, Inc., and a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1194. He married Melody Cain on March 4, 1978 in Kendallville. Surviving are his parents; his wife; 3 sons, Ryan, Rory and Joshua; 2 brothers, Robert of Medaryville and Richard of San Diego, Calif.; 3 sisters, Karen Carter, Louisville, Ky., Sharon Huber, Wolcottville, and Joyce Jannuzzello, Enterprise, Ala. Funeral Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-11-1993
Ransom Charles, 74, died Oct 6, 2007. He was born in DeKalb County and raised in the Fort Wayne area. He attended schools there and later served in the U.S. Army. Following his military service he returned home and operated various business, one of which was an auto garage. He later owned and operated the Turtle Town Inn in Churubusco, for some 15 years. He came to Wickenburg Arizona in 1997. He was active in the community as a member of Cops Who Care, Hassayampa River Yacht Club, Wings of Grace, and Classy Classic Car Club. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Wickenburg, son Charles Ransom Jr., of Churubusco, and daughters, Charlotte Baker and Dawn Ransom, both of Fort Wayne; brothers James Ransom (Gail) of Phoenix, Jerry Ransom (Rita) of Churubusco; and a sister Patricia Neukom (Don) of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services Oct. 11at Wickenburg Funeral Home. 10-10-2007 Wickenburg Sun Contributed by Lou Grantham.
Rapchak Laura Elizabeth, 24, died Saturday in her Fort Wayne residence. She was born in Arlington, Va., June 25, 1973 to Paul and Judith (Owen) Rapchak. A 1996 graduate of St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are her father in Va., and her mother in Kendallville; a sister, Susan of Muncie; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Jennifer Rapchak of Alexandria, Va.; grandparents, Lois Owen of Kendallville and Mary Rapchak of Nemacolin, Pa. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-6-1997
Raper Phyllis P, 77, died March 1, 2003 at Life Care Center of LaGrange. Before retirement she worked at Tokheim in Albion. She was a member of American Legion 351 Auxiliary in Rome City and Eagles FOE Auxiliary 985 in Kendallville. She was born Jan. 22, 1926 to Jonas and Anna Edith (Leeth) Brown in Green Twp, Noble County. She married Roland J. Raper on Dec. 23, 1985 in Brimfield. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Pam Miller of Rome City and Michael and Laurie Miller of LaGrange; 2 daughters, Judith Moore of South Bend and Nancy Hoff of Waterloo; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Waneta Cook of Rome City. Services Monday at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-2-2003
Rapp Mell, around 65, and a printer in this vicinity, died at the Garrett Hospital last Saturday from the after effects of an operation for appendicitis. He was taken to the home of his son at Merriam, and the funeral services held on Tuesday. Burial, nearby cemetery. ~ 11-5-1925
Rapp Melvin I, aged 67 years, 10 months and 19 days, died at Garrett Hospital, Saturday from peritonitis, following an operation for appendicitis Monday. He was the son of William and Sarah (Ott) Rapp and was born near Benton, Elkhart County. He married Lydia (Wilkins) Parker at Merriam Jan. 11, 1880, where he has since maintained a home although having worked as a printer at various towns in northern Indiana and many years was employed in Albion offices. He was a member of Wolf Lake Knights of Pythias Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jacob Kichler of Merriam; and one son, Roy S. of Lima, O.; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. B. T. Kuhn of near Albion; one half-sister, Mrs. Frank Whitehead of Mishawaka; 3 half-brothers, Emerson, Hays and Shirley Prickett of Port Angeles, Wash.; a stepsister and stepbrother, Mrs. Arthur Longnecker of Maywood, Ill., and E. E. Prickett of Albion. Funeral at Christian Chapel Tuesday. Burial at the nearby cemetery beside his wife who died 7 years ago. + 11-?-1947
Rappel Edward James, 34, of Belleville, Mich., died Monday in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., from cancer. Born in Belleville Jan. 7, 1954, he was the son of Edward M. and Jeannie (Kiel) Rappel. On Sept. 16, 1978 in Rosewood Heights, Ill., he married Patricia Desherlia. He had lived in Belleville 1 Ĺ years, moving from Indiana. He was owner of Automatic Transmission Professionals, Ypsilanti, Mich., and a member of Garrett VFW Post 1892 and FOP No. 985, Kendallville. He was a Viet Nam veteran. Surviving are the wife; his father in Colorado; his mother, Jeannie Stevens, in Kendallville; 2 daughters, Norma Jean of Texas, and Christy at home; a son, Edward at home, grandmother, Mrs. Norman Kiel of Manitowoc, Wis.; 3 sisters, Ruth Ramey, Kay Hall and Mary Marcum of Kendallville. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-1-1988
Rarick, Alden J. Dr.., 79, of Danville, IL formerly of Cromwell, died at 10:15 am Sunday (Mar 9, 1986) at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville. Surviving are his wife, Vivian; 1 daughter, Brenda Crim of Waukegan IL; 2 brothers and 3 grandchildren. Graveside services at 4 pm Wednesday at Sparta Christian Church cemetery, Kimmell. Calling from 6 to 8 CST (7-9 pm Fort Wayne time) today at Pape Memorial Home & Gardens, Danville. Memorials to the American Cancer Society + March 12, 1986
Rarick Bernadette L, 80, of New Haven, died Oct. 2 in Byron Health Center. Surviving are six sons, Joseph F. and Herman G., Huntertown, Richard R., Monroeville, Howard L, Fort Wayne, Paul, New Haven, Norman, Decatur; and two daughters, Teresa A. Kenny, Mundelein, Ill., and Mary B. Acres, Churubusco, and a sister, Lela Henry, Fort Wayne. Services Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Besancon, with burial in the church cemetery. ~ 10-9-1980
Rarick Charles J, 74, Columbia City, died Aug. 31, 1989 in his home from carcinoma. He was born in Noble County to Wilmer and Cora Fry Rarick. July 26, 1939 he married Louella F. Pressler, who died Oct. 8, 1974. April 4, 1976 he married Gladys L. Sevits at Oak Grove Church of God. He retired in 1978 after being a machinist at Dana for 30 years. He lived in Noble County as a child and spent time at Big Lake and Crooked Lake, living most of his life in the Columbia City area. He attended Wolf Lake High School and was a member of Oak Grove Church of God. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard A. (Rick), R. 10, Columbia City; a stepson, William J. Brinsley of Homestead, Fla.; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. John (Marsha) Brady of St. Mary, Jamaica, Mrs. Rex (Fayette) Carpenter of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. Dave (Nancy) Platz of Columbia City; 2 grandchildren, Brian and Michelle Rarick; sisters, Susie Birch of Kimmell and Lucy Clark of Columbia City. Two granddaughters; brothers, Lesco, Gilbert, Jasper, Merle, Henry and Jacob; and a sister, Mary Quinn, preceded him in death. Service Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 8-31-1989
Rarick George, 75, of Noble Twp near Albion, died Sunday at his farm home. He is survived by one daughter, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister and a brother. Funeral in Fulton County Tuesday. + 10-?-1941
Rarick Gilbert, 22, Noble County young man, died in a hospital at Fort Wayne Saturday of complications which baffled physicians. He was born in Noble County Oct. 28, 1905 to Mr. and Mrs. William Rarick. He was a member of the Moose and Red Men orders. Funeral was Monday afternoon from Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. Surviving are the parents; Merle, Albion; Mrs. Susan Birch, Kimmell; Wilmer, Wolf Lake; Mrs. Pearl Quinn, Columbia City; and Lesco, Charles and Lucy at home. + 2-?-1928
Rarick Gladys M, 53, R. 3, Ligonier, died in her home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was despondent over the death of her husband and was in poor health. Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Constantine, Mich., she was the daughter of Peter and Gracie Arnold Bickle. She married Merl Rarick May 20, 1950. He died in May this year. She lived in the Ligonier area for 25 years. Survivors are her mother, Gracie Baker, Goshen; 2 sons, George Anglemeyer, Goshen, and Jim Rarick, Ligonier; 2 grandchildren; one brother, Franklin Bickle, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Morris (Mildred) Trosper, Goshen. Services Thursday at Werker-Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Brown Cemetery. + 8-?-1977
Rarick Ida Mary (Longfellow) was born Aug. 1, 1869 and died Oct. 24, 1947, age 78 years, 2 months and 23 days. She married John E. Rarick on May 24, 1903. Her husband died in 1932. They had 3 sons, Otis at home, Robert of South Bend, and Alden J. of Nashville, Tenn.; 4 stepdaughters, Myrtle Rarick of Albany, N.Y., Edith Forrest of Missouri, Mrs. Maude Twaits of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Mildred Thorne of LaPorte, Ind. She was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn the 3 sons, 4 stepdaughters, 2 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Chloe Boomershine, Monon, Ind.; a brother, Matthew L., Seattle Wash. + 10-24-1947
Rarick Janis M, 71, of Cromwell, died Jan. 1, 2009 at Avalon Village of Ligonier. She was the retired manager of the Ligonier Marathon Station; a former member of the Ligonier EUB Church; and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 243 in Ligonier. She was born Jan. 15, 1937 in Kendallville to Ethel (Growcock) and Frank Sprague. She married William J. Rarick on Sept. 9, 1955. He died July 1, 1995. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Dan Rarick of Newnan, Ga., and Gene and Robyn Rarick of Ligonier; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Henry Kilburn of Winter Haven, Fla.; grandchildren, Brandon Rarick, Andrew Bordner, John Rarick, Dylan, Caleb and Cassie Kilburn; 2 siblings, Glen Sprague of Ligonier and Betty Chiddister of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by 13 siblings. Services Monday at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-3-2009
Rarick Joseph, 72, Noble County farmer, was killed last Thursday when a light sedan he was driving was struck by an eastbound passenger train on the Nickel Plate Railroad at Raber. He had never married and resided on the south side of Big Lake for many years. He is survived by a brother, W. S.; his aunt, Mrs. Magdalene Brown; his housekeeper; 4 cousins, Mrs. Julius Morsches and Mrs. Walter Bangohr of Columbia City; Mrs. lla Coplen and Arthur Brown of Noble County. + 6-?-1936
Rarick Maggie E was born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, on April 12, 1868, and died of septicemia or blood poisoning at her home in Fort Wayne, Ind. Jan. 20, 1895, aged 26 years, 9 months and 8 days. She was the daughter of William and Nancy Farpening of Piqua, Ohio. She married Marion A. Rarick of Ligonier, Ind. on April 15, 1886. They had 2 children. One of them and the husband survive. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Ligonier Banner 1-14-1895
Rarick Merl H, 57, R. 3, Ligonier, died Wednesday in the Veteransí Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 8, 1920 in Goshen, he was the son of Merl and May Rarick. He married Gladys Bickle May 20, 1950 in Goshen. He was a painter and formerly employed by Rodgers Industrial Painters, Goshen. He served in the Army during WW II. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jim, Ligonier; a stepson, George Anglemyer, Millersburg; and a brother, John, Baton Rouge, La. Funeral Saturday at Werker-Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Brown Cemetery. + 5-25-1977
Rarick Myrtle E, 75, Albany, N.Y., died last Friday in an Albany hospital. Survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs. Edith Forrest, Albion, Mrs. Mildred Thorn, LaPorte, and Mrs. Maude Twaits, Fort Wayne; and 3 half-brothers, Robert of Middletown, Ohio, Dr. Alden J. of Danville, Ill., and Otis of Goshen, Ind. + 8-?-1963
Rarick Otis Longfellow, 96, died September 2, 2000. He attended Cromwell High School and was employed at the Goshen Public Library for a number of years. He was born April 10, 1904 to John E. and Ida (Longfellow) Rarick on the family farm. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Vivian Rarick of Syracuse and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 half-sisters. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 9-6-2000
Rarick Rachelle M, 74, of R. 2, Syracuse, died April 24 in Highlands Regional Hospital, Sebring, Fla. She was born Dec. 17, 1915 in Chicago, the daughter of Charles L. and Elsie (Milner) Michod. On Dec. 26, 1936 in Beverly Hills, Calif., she married Robert K. Rarick who died in 1989. She moved from Chicago to the Syracuse area in 1936. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Carolyn Rackstraw of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Bowles of Terre Haute; a son, Phillip of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Ann) Aiuppa of River Forest, Ill.; 2 brothers, John of Chicago and Charles of River Forest; and 6 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Cromwell United Methodist Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery, Wilmot. + 4-24-1998
Rarick Robert K, 80, of R. 2, Syracuse, died Sunday in Kosciusko County Hospital. He was born May 16, 1909 in Kosciusko County, the son of John E. and Ida (Longfellow) Rarick. On Dec. 26, 1936 in Beverly Hills, Calif., he married Rachelle M. Michod. He was a chemical metallurgist, retiring in 1973 from Bendix Corporation, South Bend, and was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and American Metallurgists Society. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Carolyn Rackstraw of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Bowles of West Lafayette; a son, Phillip of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Otis of LaPorte; and 6 grandchildren. A brother and 4 half-sisters preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Cromwell United Methodist Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + No date
Rarick Rose Mary, 21, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday. She resided with her parents northeast of Ligonier. She was born May 17, 1951 in Goshen, the daughter of Merl and Gladys (Bickle) Rarick. Surviving are the parents, a brother Jim at home; and a stepbrother, George Anglemeyer, Millersburg. Funeral today in Ulrey Funeral Home. +1-?-1973
Rarick Vivian M, 93, of Arlington Heights, died Feb. 25, 2004 at Northwest Community Health Care. She had been a medical secretary for Indianapolis Industrial Clinic. She was a former president of the Girl Scout Council in Danville, Ill., and had been honored as one of the Outstanding Women of Danville. She was born April 3, 1910 in Indianapolis to Stanley and Leana (Irish) Short. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Crim of Arlington Heights; a sister, Armilda O'Connor of Lakeside, Calif.; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, David and Cindy Crim, Cheryl and Craig Burr and Brian and Jennifer Crim; 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Alden Rarick; a daughter, Phyllis; and a sibling, Beryle McCallip. Services Saturday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-26-2004
Rarick William J, 60, of Wolf Lake, died July 1, 1995 in Whitley County Hospital. He was born September 27, 1934 to Wilmer and Mae (Boner) Rarick. On September 9, 1995 in Ligonier he married Janis Sprague. A 1955 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he was a lifetime Noble County resident, retiring in 1995 from Silgan Plastics in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Dan of Newnan, Ga., and Gene of Ligonier; a daughter, Lisa Bordner of Cromwell; 2 sisters, Frances McGlocklin of Ligonier and June Shively of Columbia City; and 5 grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-1-1995
Rasey Eva G, 88, died Saturday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. Born in Henry County, Ohio Nov. 11, 1892, she was the daughter of James M. and Lovina (Graves) Rasey. She moved to Kendallville 6 years ago to reside with her niece, Esther Gisel. She was a retired secretary. Also surviving are a nephew, Ora Gisel, Kendallville, and another niece, Priscilla Uebelhoer of Crown Point. Graveside services Tuesday in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Sylvania, Ohio. + 9-19-1981
Rash Charles Delbert, 78, of Kendallville, died Jan. 15, 2008 at his home. He owned the Avilla News in the early 1960s. He then founded Kendallville Printing which he sold and is now known as Modern Printing. He worked there until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during WW II. He was a member of Grayston Ave. United Brethren Church in Huntington and of American Legion Post 86. He was born May 22, 1929 in Van Wert, Ohio to Robert and Catherine Rash. Surviving are 4 sons, Charles D. Jr. of Kendallville, Channing of Huntington, Robert of Calif., and Kenneth of Cypress, Tex.; 3 daughters, Carol Rash of Chicago, Eva Rash of Calif., and Tammy Walton of Houston, Tex.; a brother, Max of Fallon, Nev.; a sister, Eva Nell Anderson of Fort Wayne; and 10 grandchildren. Services Sunday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Avilla. ^ 1-18-2008
Rash Delores Marie, 73, of Hudson, died June 9, 2009 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne She was born in Fort Wayne on Feb. 15, 1936, the daughter of Urban and Madeline (Blaskie) Vanderbosch. She married Charles Rash on June 11, 1965. He died Jan. 15, 2008. She was a member of American Legion Post 86 and VFW Auxiliary Post in Kendallville. Surviving are her children, Richard (Sheila) Stroh of New Haven, Randy (Kathy) Stroh of Huntington, Stanley (Angie) Stroh of Mt. Etna, Ind., Kent (Cindy) Rash of Cypress, Texas, and Tammy Walton of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother and a grandson. Funeral June 16 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 6-13-2009
Rash Trudy E, 42, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Garrett January 21, 1949, she was the daughter of Victor Joseph and Catherine Delaney (Traxler) Reinig. On December 31, 1971 she married Charles D. "Skip" Rash Jr. in Fort Wayne. She was owner and president of T.S. Printing House in Kendallville since March. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Michaelle; a son Brian; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maynard (Dorothy) Masters of Kendallville and Mrs. Ed (Margaret) Kessel of Churubusco; and 6 brothers, Paul of Plantation, Fla., Douglas of Spencerville, Albert of Fort Wayne, Wayne of Angola, John of Terre Haute, and Thomas of Jacksonville, N.C. Services Saturday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-16-1991
Rasler Eva, 50, wife of J. C. Rasler of near Stroh, and her brother, Rev. George Komp of Greenfield, were killed in an accident Wednesday when fast NYC Limited Train No. 22, eastbound, struck their auto at the Main St. crossing. They had come to Kendallville Wednesday to meet Clarence and Frank Rasler, brothers, to attend the funeral of Daniel Rasler, father of J. C. and their grandfather. She is survived by a husband and four sons, Roy and Ralph of Stroh, Clarence of Niles, Mich., and Frank of Clarksdale, Ark. Rev. Komp is survived by a widow. + 5-2-1917
Rasler Homer W, 46, died Feb. 23 at his home on Drake Road, Kendallville. He was owner and operator of Raslerís Tax Service. He was born in LaGrange County Jan. 17, 1933 to Leland and Nina (Wagner) Rasler. He married Lillian Juengel on June 14, 1952 in Avilla. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville and the VFW. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Tim of Fort Wayne and Homer II at home; two daughters, Cosette and Marita, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Newman of Wolcottville; his mother, and one granddaughter. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. ~ 3-1-1979 + 2-?-1979
Rasler Lawrence M, 78, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in LaGrange County March 24, 1920 to Clarence and Zela (Dennison) Rasler. In June 1974 in Woodruff he married Catherine (Reade) Springer. He moved to Kendallville 25 years ago and was retired from Newnam Foundry. He was a News-Sun paper carrier for a number of years. A WW II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 2749 and American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Douglas of Evansville, Brian of Topeka and Stuart of Churubusco; 5 stepchildren; 2 brothers, Donald of Goshen and Eugene of LaGrange; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Grove Cemetery. + 1-10-1999
Rasler Nina M, 93, of Kendallville, died May 14, 2006 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She had been a receptionist for 15 years for the Northeastern Indiana Big Brothers and Big Sisters and had also worked as a cashier at Millers' Restaurant. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and Noble County Women's Club. She was born July 24, 1912 in Kendallville to William A. and Maude (Thompson) Wagner. She married Leland L. Rasler on June 11, 1932 in Kendallville. He died March 2, 1964. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Charles Newman of Wolcottville; a sister, Ann Bailey of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Homer; 8 brothers and a sister. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-15-2006
Rasler Teresa A, 45, died Sept. 10, 2011, at her home near Big Turkey Lake in LaGrange County. She was born in Kendallville on Sept. 19, 1965, to Earnest and Betty Lou (Shepherd) Gose. She graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 1983. She married Edward Rasler on March 12, 2009. She had worked at Harris-Kaot, Dometic and Machine-Rite in LaGrange. She attended the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Brittany Hart of Ashley, Taren Hart of Fremont, Summer Pickrell and Destiny Pickrell of Richmond; a son, Hunter Pickrell of Richmond; a grandson; a brother, Jeffrey Gose of Kendallville; three half-brothers, DeWayne Gose of Stroh, Ronnie and Deb Gose of Ashley, and Dennis and Theresa Gose of Arkansas; and two half-sisters, Carolyn and Bob Lawson of Stroh and Diana and Church Eaglebarger of Stroh. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Gose, in 1988. Funeral Sept. 15 at Independent Full Gospel Church. Burial, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Stroh. ^ 9-13-2011
Rasler Zella M, 91, Kendallville, died Tuesday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born Jan. 28, 1891 in Steuben County to Alfred and Laura (Van Pelt) Denison. On June 23, 1913 in Steuben County she married Clarence Rasler, who died Jan. 2, 1981. She moved to Kendallville in 1963 from LaGrange County where she had resided 40 years. She had lived in Niles, Mich. prior to that. She was a former school teacher in Hickory Grove and Helmer schools. She was a member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Laura Murray of Sturgis, Mich.; 3 sons, C. Eugene of LaGrange, Donald of Elkhart, and Lawrence of Kendallville; a brother, Arthur of Potosi, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild, a brother and 4 half-brothers. Services Friday at Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 8-17-1982
Rasnake Dennis Lee Jr., 5-months old son of Dennis Lee and Patty (Spriggs) Rasnake, 318 E. Mitchell St., died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Blake and Ocie Spriggs, Lisbon, and Jan Waters, Kendallville. Funeral Saturday at True Church of God in Jesus Name, Lisbon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1972
Rasnake Larry A, 58, of Cromwell, died March 15, 2010-at his home from cancer. He had worked for Conrail and had been employed at Dexter Axle for more than 10 years. He was born June 15, 1951 in War, W.Va. to Marvin Rasnake and Jean (Mills) Waters. He married Debra Beckner on Aug. 1, 1980. Surviving are his wife; his children, Melissa, Larry Jr., Angela, Elizabeth, Eugene, Eric and Matthew; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dennis and Linda Rasnake of Kendallville. ^ 3-17-2010
Rasp Ruth E, 91, died June 11, 2012 at Camano Island, Washington. She had previously lived in Elkhart, Kendallville and Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 7, 1920, in Casper, Wyo., to Daniel M. and Betsy Jane (Stillson) Haines. On Dec. 6, 1942, in Key West, Fla., she married Fred L. Rasp Sr.  He June 24, 1993. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel M. Haines Jr. and Byron L. Haines. She received her bachelorís degree from Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. and her masterís degree from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne. She was an elementary teacher for the East Noble School Corporation in Kendallville for 16 years. In retirement, she chaired the board of the Day Care Center in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, R. Jane (Dr. Joseph R.) McGeehan of Camano Island, Wash.; 3 sons, Fred L. (Cynthia S.) Rasp, of Fort Wayne, James W. (Mary S.) Rasp of Elkhart and Steven K. (Wendy) Rasp of Owatonna, Minn.; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Myron E. Haines of Kearney, Neb. Funeral June 18 in the First Prebyterian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-14-2012
Rath Jeanette E, 69, formerly of Kendallville, died Thursday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born in Hicksville, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1919, she was the daughter of Joseph and Flossie (Hursh) Rath. She had been employed in Kendallville for 35 years by the John Hart family. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School in Plymouth, N.C. and member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are a half-sister, Pauline Snyder, Kendallville; 2 brothers, Orlo of Roper, N.C., and Joseph Jr. of Omaha, Neb. A stepbrother preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-2-1988
Rath Mary (Faux) of Silver Springs, Md., died Dec. 29. She was the daughter of the late Jennie Faux, a Noble County resident. Her husband, Gunnar Emil, and a son, Robert Rath, preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Smith of Kensington, Md., Jennifer Sonne of England, and Elizabeth Anthony of Culpepper, Va.; a son, John Rath of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Beth Iddings of Avilla and Jean Hudkins of Stoughton, Wis.; and eight grandchildren. Services Jan. 2 at St. Markís Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, Washington D. C. ~ 1-26-1988 + 12-29-1987
Rath Robert E, 21, grandson of Mrs. Jennie Faux, Avilla, was killed June 26 in Viet Nam. He had returned to Viet Nam June 10 after a 30-day leave, during which time he had been married in Austin, Tex. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rath of Austin; the widow, Jackie; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Smith, Washington D. C., Mrs. Jennifer Cruz, Austin, Elizabeth Rath; and one brother, John of Austin. Burial was near Austin. ~ 7-10-1969
Rathert Dorothy E, 65, Auburn, died Monday in an auto accident. She was killed when a rock from a passing truck smashed into her windshield as she was driving on Ind. 8 east of Albion. A former Garrett resident, she was a 10-year employee of General Electric in Fort Wayne before her retirement in 197l. She was born April 6, 1916 in Garrett to the late William and Marion Neubauer. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth, Fort Wayne, and Ronald at home; one brother, Bill, Albion; and one grandchild. Burial, Embry Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Rathge Emma, about 72, died April 19, 1951 at an Auburn hospital following a stroke. Surviving are a son, William in Kendallville; 4 daughters, Mrs. Arvin Snyder and Mrs. Alex King of Auburn, Mrs. Merle Fausnaugh of Gary, and Mrs. James Hickman of near Albion; 14 grandchildren; and 4 brothers. She was a native of Defiance County, Ohio, and a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Funeral Saturday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1951
Rathge Glendora M, 83, of Kendallville, died Nov. 16, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Kendallville on July 16, 1926 to John and Mary (Wiedman) Fritz. She married William R. Rathge on Feb. 22, 1948 in Kendallville. He died Jan. 4, 1993. She had been employed with Indiana Bell Telephone Co. and Johnson's Greenhouse before she and her husband established and operated Bill's Flowers in Kendallville for about 40 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mary and Kent Main of Grand Junction, Col., Leanne and Ed Hindenlang, Beverly and Larry Lash, Jane and Michael Girardot, and a son, William an Dee Rathge, all of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Inks of Whitecastle, Texas. She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers, Arthur, Carl, Clarence, Woodrow, Harold and Edward Fritz. Funeral Nov. 19 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-18-2009
Rathge William R, 73, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville June 10, 1919 to Frederick and Emma (Baden) Rathge. On February 22, 1948 in Kendallville he married Glendora Fritz. He was an auto body refinisher for O.E. Coney Pontiac, retiring in 1982, and was co-owner with his wife of Bill's Flowers in Kendallville. He was a WW II veteran 1942-45 and a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 86, both of Kendallville. He and his wife planted and tended flower beds at Bixler Lake Park on a volunteer basis. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Kent (Mary) Main of Clifton, Colo., Mrs. Edward (Leanne) Hindenlang, Mrs. Larry (Beverly) Lash and Mrs. Michael (Jane) Girardot of Kendallville; a son, William Jr. of Kendallville; a sister, Erna King of Auburn; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + No date
Rathke C Norman, 81, of Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Kimmell, died Saturday at his home in Sebring. He was born Nov. 22, 1907 in Noble County, the son of Ferdinand and Mary (Fell) Rathke. On May 27, 1927, he married Ruby Kline, who died in 1988. He worked for Ligonier Bag Co. in the maintenance dept. and was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Joyce) Browning of Sebring, and Sharon Rathke of Bradenton, Fla.; 4 sons, Eugene of Elkhart, Fred of Davenport, Fla., Ernest of Wolcottville, and Michael of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 3 sisters, Kathryn Wilkinson of Ligonier, Helen Voreis of Valparaiso, and Elda Kalb of Elkhart; a brother, Omar of Sebring; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. One son and one sister preceded him in death. Services Aug. 14 in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-6-1989
Rathke Elizabeth, 83, died at her home in Kimmell May 29 of a heart attack. Funeral was May 31 in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. She was born Dec. 2, 1878 in Green Garden, Ill., the daughter of John and Janet (Young) Fell. She married Ferdinand Rathke Feb. 15, 1905. He preceded her in death. She had been a resident of the Kimmell community for 57 years and was a member of Kimmell Methodist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Norman of Kimmell and Omar of Albion; 4 daughters, Mrs. Elda M. Kalb, Elkhart, Mrs. Esther Sawbaugh of Hammond, Mrs. Helen Voreis, Highland, and Mrs. Kathryn Wilkinson, Cromwell; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd; and one sister, Mrs. Jane Rathke, both of near Topeka. + 5-29-1962
Rathke Ferdinand, 70, died at his home near here Friday. Funeral was Monday at the home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mary; 4 daughters, 2 sons, 3 brothers and a sister. + 1940
Rathke Omar A, 82, died Sept. 30, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had worked for Albion Water & Light Dept. from 1946 until I&M purchased the electric works, then worked for I&M until retirement in 1982. He was a member of FOE Chapter 2455 in Albion. He was born March 16, 1920 to Ferdinand and Mary (Fell) Rathke in Kimmell. He married Ruby Jaquay in Kimmell on Aug. 23, 1941. Surviving are his wife in Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and John Kline; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Michele Rathke, all of Albion; 6 grandchildren, Janette Douglas, Joanna Anis, Jon Kline, Stacy Vrba, Gavin Rathke and Shana Pyle; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Ruby Rathke; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Elda and Oris Kalb, Helen and Harold Voreis, Esther and Bill Lawbaugh and Katherine and Alvin Wilkinson. Services Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. ^ 10-3-2002
Rathke Phillip D, 20, of Kimmell, died Monday in Parkview Hospital as a result of a motorcycle accident Saturday on U. S. 33 near Kimmell. He was a member of Sparta Christian Church and an employee of an Elkhart plumbing firm. Surviving are the widow, Donna; one son, Rodney Mark; a foster daughter, Etta Joan; his parents; four brothers and two sisters. Services Wednesday in a Ligonier funeral home. + 1960
Rathke Robin Renee, 7-weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rathke, was found dead in her crib Sunday from acute pneumonia. Surviving are the parents; a brother Jack Edward at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lewis, Ligonier, and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rathke, Kimmell. Graveside services Monday in Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1957
Rathke Ruby D, 82, of Sebring, Fla. and formerly of Kimmell, died Saturday at Highlands General Hospital, Sebring. She was born June 25, 1906 in Noble County, the daughter of George and Margaret (Taylor) Kline. On May 27, 1927 she married C. Norman Rathke. She was formerly employed by Essex Wire Corp., Ligonier and was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Joyce) Browning of Sebring, and Sharon of Bradenton, Fla.; 4 sons, Eugene of Elkhart, Fred of Davenport, Fla., Ernest of Wolcottville, and Michael of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Evelyn Eash of Goshen; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-24-1988
Rathke Ruby L, 81, of Albion, died Feb. 7, 2005 in the emergency room of Parkview Whitley Hospital. She had been employed at Essex Wire in Ligonier and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was born June 19, 1923 in Albion to Dallas and Zelma (Williamson) Jaquay. On Aug. 23, 1941 in Kimmell she married Omar A. Rathke. He died Sept. 30, 2002. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and John Kline of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Michele of Albion; 6 grandchildren, Janetta Douglas, Joanna Anis, Jon Kline, Stacey Vrba, Shana Pyle and Gavin Rathke; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 2-10-2005
Ratliff Mae S, 64, of Ligonier, died May 31, 2004 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was an inspector at Nisco and had attended the Baptist Church. She was born Nov. 20, 1939 in Bag Card, Ky., the daughter of Ollie and Ethel (Hayes) Shortridge. Surviving are 5 daughters, Judy Boyd of Syracuse, Mary Cline and Margaret Ratliff of Cromwell and Angela and Rachel Ratliff of Fort Wayne; 4 sons, Walter of Wawaka, Joe of Ligonier, Russell of Topeka and Richard of Peru; 9 sisters, Stephanie Shortridge of Albion, Joy Anderson of Fla., Mary Lyndsey of Ala., and Betty Garrett, Katie Willis, Zephyr Willis, Alice Ratliff, Sammy Oquinn and Annisteen Birthcett of Va.; 26 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Melanie; a son, Robert; 2 brothers, Omel and Don Willis; and a sister, Trella Boyd. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-2-2004
Ratliff Robert Allen, 40, of Ligonier, died Fe. 20, 2004 at South Bend Hospital after having been involved in a traffic accident earlier that evening. He was born Dec. 21, 1963 in Grundy, Va. to Walter and Mae (Shortridge) Ratliff. Surviving are his mother; a daughter, Samantha, and a son, Travis, all of Ligonier; 4 brothers, Walter of Wawaka, Russ of Topeka, Joe of Ligonier and Rick of Peru; 5 sisters, Judy Boyd of Syracuse, Mary Cline of Cromwell, Angie Ratliff of Fort Wayne, Margaret Ratliff of Topeka and Rachel Ratliff of Cromwell. Services Friday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 2-25-2004
Ratliff Roger D, 31, died April 26, 2003 in a traffic accident on U.S. 6 west of Corunna. He served in the U.S. Army 1990-1996, attaining the rank of sergeant. He was employed at T.I. Automotive in Ashley and previously worked for CSX Railroad. He was a pastor and member of Grace Christian Church in Kendallville and served as assistant pole vaulting coach at East Noble High School. He was born May 13, 1971 in Willard Ohio to Bill and Avenelle (Collins) Ratliff. He married Sara Nickles on Aug. 9, 1997 in Litchfield, Ohio. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Tyler and Gabriel, and a daughter, Grace; his father and stepmother of Willard, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Shannon Ratliff of Ohio; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Melissa and Harold Howard of Ohio, Teresa and Steve Newsome of Dayton, Ohio, and Tammy Jones of Ohio; a grandmother, Iva Ratliff of Marion, Ohio. His mother preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Grace Christian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-27-2003
Ratrie Blanche, 81, who operated Rimmelís Hat shop in Kendallville for many years, died Friday in Garrett Community Hospital. She lived the past 35 years in Garrett. She was born Feb. 20, 1893, the daughter of Orville S. and Clara Conley Rimmel, and was married Sept. 11, 1939 in Kendallville to Q. O. Ratrie, who died in 1967. She and her sister, Grace, opened Rimmelís Hat shop in 1914 and operated it until the late 1920ís. The store still bears the name on Main St. in Kendallville. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Grace Lynch, Kendallville; and 2 nieces, Mrs. William DeWolf, Vista, Calif., and Mrs. Byron Wagoner, Nevada Mills. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Garrett, OES and Garrett Hospital Womenís Auxiliary. Services Monday in Baidinger-Walter Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 2-?-1974
Raub Paul R, 70, Kendallville native, died Thursday in Bend, Ore. at his resident. Born in Kendallville Feb. 28, 1912, he was the son of Harvey and Helen (Dvorjak) Raub. In 1938 he moved to Ligonier and approximately 30 years ago moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he was a pioneer for 20 years. He was employed as manager of department stores and upon his retirement moved to Bend, Ore. He was a WW II Coast Guard veteran and member of the Elks. Surviving are his wife, Ann; a daughter, Loretta Hickman of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Larry of Kent, Wash.; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. His son, James A. died 3 weeks ago; and his sister, Gladys Rosen died in Feb. Memorial services and burial in Bend Saturday. + 11-11-1982
Raubert Amelia, 86, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. She was born July 28, 1885 in Noble County. Her husband, Frank, died in 1962. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Darold (Elizabeth) McDonald, Ligonier; 3 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Daniel Rose, R. 3; and a half-brother, Calvin Rose, Ligonier; and a half-sister, Mrs. Rufus Lantz, Topeka. Funeral today in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1972
Rauh Alberta J, R. 1, Albion, died Jan. 25 at her residence. She was born March 8, 1909, the daughter of Charles and Mary J. (Brackney) Seely. She married Clarence D. Rauh Feb. 26, 1936 in Kendallville. He died April 6, 1979. She was a lifetime resident of the Albion area and was retired from Lyall Electric. She was a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church in Albion and the Sweet Ladies Aid. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Steve Kondas of Kendallville, and Glenda Rauh, R. 1, Albion; four sons, Doyne and Lowell, R. 2, Avilla, Glen, R. 1, Albion, and Gaylord, R. 3, Albion; and seven grandchildren. A brother also preceded her in death. Services Friday at St. Markís Lutheran Church in Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 2-2-1984 + 1-25-1984
Rauh Anna, 93, the oldest native-born citizen of Albion, and perhaps Noble County, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Huelsenbeck, east of Avilla. She was born in Albion August 5, 1857, the daughter of Damon and Hannah Coffinberry. In early life she taught school. In 1884 she married Feetus Rauh, and for 50 years the couple resided in Allen Twp where they engaged in farming. Preceding her in death was her husband, who died in 1935; a son, Fred; and a daughter, Lucy. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Huelsenbeck, Mrs. Edith Herberger of Kendallville and Mrs. Mary Berkes of Avilla; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Blanche Winebrenner, Cass Lake, Minn., and a half-brother, Jay Hardenbrook of Milwaukee, Wis. Services Thursday at McKee and Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-17-1950 + 1950
Rauh Bertha, about 80, (b. 9-9-1874) died Jan. 30, 1955 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva McHenry in Fort Wayne. Most of her life was spent in Jefferson Twp. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Victor Reed of Toledo, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Lida Riddle. She was the daughter of the late Sylvester W. Grate. + 1-?-1955
Rauh Clara, 46, native and lifelong resident of Noble County, died at Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett, this morning from thyroid trouble. She was born in Swan Twp and also resided here and in Jefferson Twp. Her husband , Fred Rauh, died four years ago at their farm home in Jefferson Twp. Since his death, she resided with her father, Frank Crothers, here. Surviving besides the father is a son, Joe; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Pepple, Avilla; and two brothers, Ralph Crothers, Angola, and Rollie Crothers, of Toledo, O. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral will probably be held Sunday. Interment, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 6-?-1939 + 1939
Rauh Clarence D, 80, lived at R. 1, Albion, and died April 6. He was born in Noble County Feb. 22, 1899, the son of George and Alma (Halferty) Rauh. He married Alberta Seely Feb. 26, 1936 in Kendallville. Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Glenda and Mrs. Steve (Beverly) Kondas, both R. 1, Albion; four sons, Doyne and Lowell, both R. 2, Avilla, Glen, R. 1, Albion, and Gaylord, R. 2, Albion; three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Bahls, Kendallville, Mrs. Edward Louis Madinger, Indianapolis, Mrs. Harry Esther Krehl, Corunna; a brother, Herbert, Burr Oak, Mich.; and six grandchildren. Services Monday in St. Markís Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 4-12-1979 + 4-?-1979
Rauh Dorothy M, 100, of Kendallville, died December 25, 2010 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She was born in Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, on June 23, 1910 to Chauncy and Edna (Camp) Shultz. She married Forrest Rauh on June 9, 1937 at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. He died November 24, 1964. was a nursesí aid for 17 years and employed with McCray Hospital and the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, near Corunna for more than 70 years. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Monteal Lepper of LaOtto; four grandchildren and their spouses, Tina and Curtis Hapner, Dawn and Gary Reichhart, Terri Lepper and Joseph and Robin Lepper; six great-grandchildren, Tia and Jenna Hapner, Roger and Mary Reichhart, and Courtney and William Lepper; a sister, Vivian Cain of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by nine siblings: Clara Briggs, Clesson Shultz, Thelma Bachelor, Florence Kline, Talitha Shultz, Wandella Shultz, Louise Stubig, Lewis Shultz and Phyllis Marqueling. Funeral Dec. 29 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Zion Lutheran Cemetery. ^12-27-2010
Rauh Feetus, 80, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at the home near Avilla Monday from complications. Surviving are the widow; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Berkes at home, Mrs. John Herberger, Kendallville, Mrs. Ray Walters of Avilla, and Mrs. Bessie Huelsenbeck of Allen Twp; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Swaverly, Kendallville; and 2 brothers, George and William of Wayne Twp; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday from the late home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 9-?-1935
Rauh Forrest, 52, resident of Wayne Twp, R. 1, Corunna, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. The wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Mrs. Judith Lepper, Kendallville; one granddaughter; 2 brothers; 3 sisters survive. Funeral Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, West Fairfield, with burial in the church cemetery. + No date
Rauh Fred, about 48, died this morning at his home in Jefferson Twp. He had been ailing the past two years with heart trouble, his condition being serious the past two weeks. He was born east of Lisbon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Feetus Rauh, and had always made his home in this vicinity, engaging farming. He attended the common schools of the county. He married Clara Crothers of Avilla. They had one son, Joseph, 8. Surviving besides the parents, widow and son, are four sisters, Mrs. Mary Berkes, Mrs. Ed Huelsenbeck and Mrs. Ray Walters, all of Allen Twp, and Mrs. John Herberger of Kendallville. No funeral arrangements have been made but services will probably be held from the home five and one half miles southwest of Kendallville Thursday. ~ 2-?-1935 + 2-?-1935
Rauh William was born Feb. 6, 1869 and died June 30, 1947. Services from Louie E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home July 3, 1947. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1947
Ravenscroft Bertha E, 71, R. 1, Albion, (b. 1-5-1918 - d. 4-22-1983) died Friday at McCray Hospital. She was the daughter of Roy and Clara (Iddings) Potter and was married to Robert Ravenscroft, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Terry Campbell, R. 2, Albion; a grandchild; and two brothers, Wayne, Fort Wayne, and Walter of Huntertown. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church. Services Monday at the church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 4-28-1983 + 4-22-1983
Ravenscroft Carl E, 74, (b.8-7-1891 - d.9-27-1965) an Albion resident for 50 years and a retired custodian of Albion-Jefferson School, died Monday at his home. Born in Eastport, Md., he was the brother of the late Dr. Ravenscroft, an Albion physician for many years, and had worked for the school 26 years. He was married to Eva Coe in 1921. Surviving are the wife; a son, Robert; 2 daughters, Bonnie Jean and Mrs. Al (June) Jacob of Albion; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Arthur and Harvey of Westport, Md.; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Cunningham, Md. Services in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Thursday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1965
Ravenscroft Eva R, 103, died May 6, 2004 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She took in laundry and ironing and attended Albion Wesleyan Church. Born on Feb. 8, 1901 in Albion, she was the daughter of Perry W. and Orilla (Nicodemus) Coe. She married Carl Ravenscroft on Sept. 21, 1921 in Centreville, Mich. He died in 1965. Surviving are a daughter, June M. Jacob of Albion; a brother, Harold Coe of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, 2 with spouses, Carol Huff, Phil and Cindy Jacob and Diane and Dennis King; 7 great-grandchildren, Danielle Zumbrun, Nichelle Pulver, Chad, Brad and Shawn Jacob and Brandon and Corey King; 12 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert; a daughter, Bonnie Kline; a sister, Bonnie Marshall; a brother Orval Coe and a stepbrother, Leo Hawk. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose hill Cemetery. ^ 5-9-2004
Ravenscroft John H, 55, physician of E. Main St., Albion, died Monday at the Methodist Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was president of the Albion Board of Health and Noble County health officer and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife and 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold Ripple of Toledo, and Mrs. Hershey Kuhn of Huntington; and 2 sons, Lionel and Philip at home; a brother Carl. Funeral Md. and burial at Westernport. + 10-?-1931
Ravenscroft Lionel R, about 39, died July 10, 1954 at Anderson from a kidney infection. He graduated from Albion High School with the class of 1933 and graduated from Indiana University. He was a criminologist with the city of Anderson police force. He was the son of the late Dr. J. H. and Mrs. Emma Ravenscroft. Surviving are his widow and children; his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Hunter, and Mrs. Hershey Kuhn; one brother, Philip. Funeral and burial at Anderson Tuesday. + 7-?-1954
Ravenscroft Philip H, 79, died May 29, 1998 at his residence in Anderson. He was born March 3, 1919 in Albion and was an Anderson resident the past 7 years. Survivors include his wife of 7 years, Anna Lee; children and spouses, Philip G. "Jerry" and Marlene of Highland, Pamela Jo Hrees of Chesterton, Lisa and Jim Wells of Chesterton, and Susan Bodnar of Phoenix, Ariz.; 2 stepchildren; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca Krzan, Misty Estrada, Amy Carson, Tasha Feeman, Sundai Hrees, Geoffrey Ravenscroft, Tom Mundar, Jeremy, Jared and Joshua Bodnar; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John H. Ravenscroft, who was a doctor in Albion in the 1930s, and Emma Elizabeth Hepburn; his wife, Liza Bess; 2 sisters, Edith Kuhn and Viola Hunter; and brother, Lionel. + 5-29-1998
Ravenscroft Robert K, 53, of R. 1, Albion, died Sunday at the home of his mother. Born April 9, 1926 in Albion, he was the son of Carl and Eva (Coe) Ravenscroft. On Oct. 31, 1953 he married Bertha Potter. He was a lifetime Albion resident and was a body shop employee. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a stepson, Terry Campbell of Albion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Albert (June) Jacob and Bonnie Jean of Albion; and a granddaughter. Funeral Tuesday in Wesleyan Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Rawleigh Howard McClellan, son of John W. and Martha Rawleigh, was born near Freedom, Owen County, Ind., March 1, 1887, died at his home in Albion May 23, aged 40 years 2 months and 22 days. He married Frances Garramone Sept. 18, 1912. They had 3 children, Marie Tressa, 14, Walter Roccowell 12, and Rose Mary 3. He was in the employ of the B&O Railroad for 21 years. He was track foreman, assistant supervisor, baggage master, and agent at the time of his death. He leaves his wife; one son, 2 daughters, 3 brothers, James on the home farm in Spencer County, George in Indianapolis, and Joe of Toledo, O.; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Rosa Beeman of Freedom, Ind., Mrs. Elizabeth Light of Clay City, Ind., and Sara Duling of Atlanta, Ia. One sister, Mrs. Mary Alice Overholtzer, father and mother preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday at the U. B. Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1927
Rawleigh Walter R (b. 5-11-1915) was killed in action over Rabaul, New Briton Island on April 20, 1944. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Spacy of Albion; and 2 sisters, Mrs. E. Guy Phares and Mrs. Rosemary Weikert of Fort Wayne. A native of Albion, Sgt. Rawleigh moved to Fort Wayne where he was employed until he entered the armed forces in Sept. 1941. He was assistant aerial engineer of a B-24 Liberator bomber. Services Feb. 11, 1949 at Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1944
Rawles Harold W, 67, died July 28, 1990 at his rural Albion home. He was born August 10, 1922 in Wolcottville, the son of Lawrence and Mable (Bixler) Rawles. On January 30, 1943 in Wolcottville, he married Martha Ananias. He was an Albion dairy farmer and a school bus driver for Central Noble School Corporation and had worked at Chain O' Lakes Youth Camp as a corrections officer. He was a WW II Navy veteran and member of Albion American Legion Post 246 and Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Billie) Higginbotham of Albion; 3 sons, Roger of Kimmell, Fred and Rick of Albion; a sister, Mrs. George (Mildred) Shaffer of Pioneer, Ohio; a brother, Lewis of Wolcottville; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services this morning in Berean Baptist Church in Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-28-1990
Rawles Lawrence J, about 70, of Wolcottville, died Nov. 19, 1970 at McCray Hospital. He was born May 31, 1900 near South Milford, the son of Thomas J. and Celesta (Myers) Rawles. His wife, who died March 11, 1969, was the former Mabel Bixler. Surviving are 2 sons, Harold of Albion and Lewis of Wolcottville; one daughter, Mrs. George (Mildred) Shaffer of Archbold, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Leona Kunce of Angola, Mrs. Lenora Wolfe of South Bend, and Mrs. Luella Kitchen of Wolcottville; 2 brothers, Frank of Lytersfort and Ivan of Miss. Funeral at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville Saturday. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 11-?-1970
Rawles Martha, 72, of rural Albion, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born April 24, 1924 in Kendallville to George and Alice (Owens) Ananias. On January 30, 1943 in Wolcottville she married Harold Rawles. He died in 1990. A 1943 graduate of Kendallville High School, she had been a clerk for Fischer Pharmacy in Albion for 20 years. She was a member of Associated Milk Producers and American Legion Post 246 Auxiliary. Surviving are her stepmother, Sophie Ananias; 3 sons, Roger of Kimmell and Fred and Rick of Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Billie) Higginbotham of Albion; 2 brothers, Bill of Spokane, Wash., and John of Albion; 2 sisters, Mrs. John (Connie) Bowden of Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. Dae (Mary) Targgart of Wolf Lake; 3 stepsisters; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Berean Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-13-1996
Rawson Albert M was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1839. When he was 3 years old his parents moved to Noble County. Here he grew to manhood and here he received such education as was afforded by the schools of that early day. In 1883 he removed to Michigan, and in 1887 was married to Lucy J. Tryon of Noble County. After 20 yearsí residence in Michigan, he and his wife returned to this county in the spring of 1903 and bought a home in Rome City. He died Nov. 19, 64 years 1 month and 27 days old. He leaves a wife, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. ^ 12-4-1903
Rawson B Maxine, 62, R. 4, Ligonier, died Saturday in LaGrange County Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1913 in Kendallville to Albert H. and Cleo Belle (Nelson) Fritz. She married Merle V. Rawson in Kendallville Jan. 14, 1934. She was a LaGrange resident after her marriage and was a member of LaGrange Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband; her father; 2 daughters, Mrs. James (Beverly) Smith, Osage Beach, Mo., and Mrs. James (Nancy) Taylor, LaGrange; one son, Richard M., Muncie; 2 brothers, Ervin and Richard, Kendallville; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange Tuesday. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 2-?-1976
Rawson Frankie S, son of O. P. and Lucy A. Rawson, born Nov. 24, 1883 and died Sept. 1, aged 2 years, 9 months and 7 days. ^ 9-3-1886
Rawson Letticcia M died Thursday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. Born Dec. 5, 1884 in Green Twp, she was the daughter of Cyrus V. and Mary (McCoy) Carothers. She married George Ernest Rawson Dec. 28, 1904 in Albion. He died Feb. 2, 1961. She was a member of Mitchell St. Methodist Church, Kendallville. Survivors are one son, Merle V., LaGrange, 3 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Rawson Oliver Perry
was born in Noble County March 27, 1843; died at his home in Orange Twp April 27, aged 43 years, 1 month and 10 days. When 19 years of age he went to battle in defense of his country. He was mustered in Sept. 10, 1862 in Co. E 100th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, and was in some of the most important battles of the war, viz: the battles of Yockny, Vicksburg, Jackson and Mission Ridge. He was wounded at the battle of Mission Ridge. In March 1867 he married Lucy Keifer, who survives. They had 2 boys and 2 girls who remain. Funeral at the Methodist Tabernacle. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-14-1886
Ray - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Alan Ray of R. 3, Churubusco was stillborn March 10 in Whitley County Hospital. In addition to the parents, survivors are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ray of R. 1, LaOtto, and Mrs. Helen Rose of R. 9, Columbia City; great-grandmother, Mrs. Louis Luderman of R. 9, Columbia City; and one brother, James W., at home. Private services March 12. Burial, South Park Cemetery. ~ 3-13-1980
Ray Cary Thomas, 93, died at his home in Pasadena, Calif. on May 10. He is survived by his widow, Carrie; a daughter, Dorothy at home; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Gertrude) Debrular of Cromwell. He was a member of several Masonic bodies. He was raised around Wolf Lake, married and lived in Iowa until he moved to Calif. about 20 years ago. Burial, Pasadena, Calif. + 5-10-1962
Ray Cora Belle, 77, died Sunday at the Eastern Star Hospital, Franklin, Ind. Funeral was Tuesday at the local funeral home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Debrular of Cromwell; and a brother, C. T. Ray, Pasadena, Calif. + 12-?-1950
Ray Edith May, daughter of Edward P. and Martha Ray, was born in Albion Aug. 27, 1880 and died at the home of her brother, V. E. Ray April 11, 1923, aged 42 years, 7 months and 14 days. She worked in the telephone office at Albion after which she took up nursing for a life work, graduating at the Michigan State Hospital at Kalamazoo. Two years ago she quit nursing and was employed as cashier in a wholesale drug store at Grand Rapids. She joined the U. B. Church at Albion. Her father, mother, and one sister preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, V. E.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Hackett of Ray, Ind., Mrs. F. L. Young of Wolf Lake. Funeral at the home of V. E. Ray Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1923
Ray Edna, 75, died Saturday in the Jay County Hospital, Portland. Surviving are her husband, Ralph; 2 sons, one of which is John Ray, Ligonier; 3 brothers and several grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Portland. + 1-?-1975
Ray Edwin, 77, a resident of Albion for many years, died Dec. 9, 1959 in the Sacred Heart Home near Avilla. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Urbahn; and one son, Vance. He was employed here as a clerk in the Hart Grocery for many years. Private services Saturday in a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1959
Ray Eleanor F, 55, died Sept. 27 in Kendallville. She was born in Belle Vernon, Pa. on Dec. 15, 1940, a daughter of Earnest and Wilhelmina (Jack) Stark. She resided in Avilla for 12 years before moving to Kendallville. She was a member of the Garden Club, the Solo Club, the Noble County Cancer Support Group and has served as a Noble County probation officer. Surviving are her father of Avilla; 2 daughters, Virginia Ray of Chicago and Laurie Beer of Nappanee; one son, Jerry Ray of Avilla; and a companion, Charles Frain of Kendallville. Services Sept. 30 in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Milford Cemetery. ~ 10-10-1996
Ray Fern, 73, died Friday in DeKalb County Hospital. She was born in Ashley Nov. 23, 1893, the daughter of Eli and Catherine (Barber) Heckathorne. On Dec. 23, 1922, she was married to William H. Ray who died in 1952. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Thompson and Mrs. Harold (Bessie) Bloom, both of Garrett; one grandson; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Mrs. Alvin Ray and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mursch, LaGrange. Funeral Monday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. ~ 10-26-1967
Ray George died at his residence in Brimfield July 31, 1878, aged 57 years, 6 months and 10 days. The funeral sermon was preached at the United Brethren Church in Albion on the 1st after which his remains were buried in the Albion Cemetery. He was born in Va. and moved to Ohio at an early day, thence to Indiana in 1861 or 1862. He had suffered terribly with inflammatory rheumatism and for years had been almost helpless. He was a brother of the late William Ray of this county and was an uncle of our townsman Ed P. Ray. He leaves a wife, 6 sons and one daughter. One of his sons is an engineer on the Eel River Railroad, while one or two others are living in the west, we believe. > 8-8-1878
Ray George Milton J, son of engineer and Mrs. G. M. Ray died Wednesday at the home in Garrett. He was born in Garrett April 19, 1907. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Heitz southwest of Garrett. He was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral at the home Friday. Burial, Calvary Cemetery. + No date
Ray Glant, 71, retired section foreman on the GR&I Railway, died Monday in his home in Avilla. Surviving are his widow; 2 sons, Alvin of Wolcottville, William of Avilla; and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Mursch of Kalamazoo, Mich. + 11-9-1938
Ray James, 38, died at his home in Albion April 3 of pneumonia. Funeral in the U. B. Church last Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. He leaves a wife, 3 children, mother and sister and 5 brothers. Noble Co Democrat 4-15-1891
Ray Lydia - See Frances Bishop.
Ray Mabel C, 86, a resident of rural LaOtto, died January 18, 2003 at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas. She was born near Antwerp, Ohio on April 26, 1916 to Ray and Clara (Boylan) Jude. She married Clyde Ray on August 16, 1945. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Mary Ray, and Robert and Dawn Ray of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Wilma Snyder of Fort Wayne and Betty Ford of Bryan, Ohio; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She lived on the family farm in Swan Twp most of her adult life. She was a member of the Friendship Club of the Allen County Home Extension office. Services Friday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-23-2003
Ray Mary Elizabeth, about 85, (b. 4-9-1880) died Feb. 7, 1966 at the Odd Fellows Home in Greensburg, Ind., following a stroke. The widow of the late Vern Ray, she was born April 9, 1880 in Kansas. She is survived by one son, Russell of Albion; and one daughter, Mrs. Jane (Glen) Willets of Leo, Ind.; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Glennis Miller, preceded her in death. She was a member of the North Star Rebekah Lodge. Funeral Feb. 9 at the First Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1966
Ray Mary Jane (Carr) was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1828 and died at her home in Albion Aug. 9, 1901, aged 72 years, 9 months and 29 days. She married William Ray April 3, 1844, and they had 4 children, Samuel T., who died in infancy, Martha J. Cole, Edward P. and David W., who survive. She, with her husband and family, removed from Ohio to Indiana in 1864, where she has resided continuously until her death. She was a member of Mount Salem Church. She leaves 3 children, 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband died Jan. 27, 1877, leaving her a widow 24 years. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1901
Ray Nora Mae, 89, died Sunday in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was born March 8, 1904 in Newman, Ill. to Elijah and Addie (Murphy) Richards. Her first husband, Ernest Cramer, died February 2, 1954. Her second husband, Edgar E. Ray, died December 7, 1976. She moved to Noble County 87 years ago where she resided in the Kimmell and Cromwell areas. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Peoples and Mrs. Homer (Martha) Londt of Columbia City, Mrs. Donald (Phyllis) Monce of Fort Wayne, and Dorothy Benton of Colorado; 5 sons, Harold Cramer of Fort Wayne, Lewis and Freeman Cramer of Columbia City, Robert Cramer of Kendallville, and Ernest Cramer of Cottonwood, Ala.; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Addie; 5 brothers, William, John, Wayne, Virgil and Glen Richards; 2 sisters, Gladys and Emma; and one grandchild. Funeral Thursday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. + 9-26-1993
Ray Rebecca was born in Guernsey County, Ohio Aug. 14, 1825 and died in Garrett, Ind. May 31, 1903, aged 77 years, 9 months and 17 days. Remains will lie in state at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. DeWitt Tuesday. Funeral at the M. E. Church Tuesday. Burial, Calvary Cemetery. + 5-31-1903
Ray Russell "Tut", 84, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born July 11, 1908, the son of Vernon and Mary Elizabeth (Nicodemus) Ray. On February 27, 1932 in Fort Wayne he married Lucille Clouse. He was a Noble County commissioner 1977-80; a retired self-employed excavator; had been Noble County Highway Department supervisor; and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion and Albion Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Patsy) Gaff of Albion, and Mrs. Clifford (Inez) Slentz of Fort Wayne; a sister, Jane (Willits) Cunningham of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A sister and a grandson preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-4-1992
Ray Sarah (Bailey) was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., June 6, 1856. She died at her home in Albion Dec. 31, 1931 at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was an orphan and came to Indiana at the age of 5 to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Spencer, with whom she lived until her marriage. She married David W. Ray Oct. 10, 1877. They had 5 children, 2 dying in infancy. The remaining are Mrs. Harry C. Clear and Mrs. D. M. Gatwood, Detroit, Mich., and Edward S., Albion, with whom she made her home. She leaves 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. + 12-?-1931
Ray Troy A, 20, Waterloo, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, while home on leave from the U.S. Army. He was born in Goshen Sept. 2, 1968 and was a 1987 graduate of East Noble High School. He entered the Army Jan. 20, 1988 and had been stationed in West Germany since June 4, 1988. Surviving are his parents, Jerry and Linda Scheurich of Corunna; a brother, Eric Ray of Wawaka; his fiancee, Sarah Pyle of Kendallville; his grandparents, Robert and Virginia Scheurich of Kendallville. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sedan Cemetery. + 6-22-1989
Ray Vernon E, about 83, died at his Albion home Nov. 12, 1961. He was a retired letter carrier. He was born here May 19, 1878 to Edward and Martha Ray and had lived here all his life. He was a member of the first Methodist Church of Albion and a 50-year member of the North Star Lodge No. 380 IOOF. Surviving are his widow, Mary; one son, Russell of Albion; one daughter, Mrs. James Willits of Leo; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Glennis, preceded him in death. Funeral yesterday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1961
Ray William, 54 years, 2 months and 27 days, died at his residence in Green Twp Jan. 27. ^ 2-7-1877
Ray William H, 56, resident of Avilla most of his life, died Sunday in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. A section foreman on the Pennsylvania Railroad several years, he is survived by the widow, Fern; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Bloom and Mrs. Gertrude Thompson, both of Garrett; the mother, Mrs. Wellington Hart of LaGrange; a brother, Alvin Ray; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Mursch of Kalamazoo, Mich. He was a member of the Rome American Legion City Post. Services Tuesday in Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 4-17-1952
Raynor Janet, 73, of Philadelphia, died May 1, 2004 in Quadrangle in Haverford, Pa. She had suffered from Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Kendallville the daughter of William H. and Mary Ann (Adams) Macomber, the oldest of 5 children. She attended high school in Tudor Hall in Indianapolis and graduated from Smith College in 1952. She married William A. Raynor Jr. in 1952. She was a member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Anne R. Patton of Denver, Colo.; 2 sons, William A. Raynor III and Roy A. Raynor of Malvern, Pa.; 2 brothers, Marshall Macomber of Indianapolis and Herbert Macomber of LaGrange, Ga.; and 7 grandchildren. Memorial service Saturday at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-14-2004
Raypole Clarence E, 84, of Churubusco, died Sept. 11, 1988 at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 12, 1903 in Whitley County to Charles and Mary Gradeless Raypole. In Feb. 1921 he married Mabel Hibbs. They lived near Round Lake until 1925. He farmed and worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad Roundhouse in Fort Wayne until 1929. On Aug. 8, 1930 he purchased a Standard Station at the intersections of Ind. 33 and 205 and operated it until retirement in 1950. He was a member of the Art Smith Airplane Society, Churubusco Masonic Lodge, Whitley County Shrine and Churubusco Rotary. He served many years as a Republican precinct committeeman and a state delegate. He was a reserve deputy for the Whitley County Sheriffís Department. Surviving are 2 sons, Leonard of Louisville, Ky., and Ernest of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Catherine Fleetwood of Churubusco; 3 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 9-16-1988
Rea Melvin, 71, died August 6, 1990 at Kettering, Ohio, Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Karen Huesman of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Opal Frye of Albion; and a brother, William Rea of Albion. He was a retired engineer from WPAFB after 29 years of service. He was a graduate of Purdue University, Class of 1951, and a member of First Lutheran Church of Dayton. Funeral Friday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-6-1990
Rea Ruth O, 77, died Monday. She was a member of 1st Lutheran Church in Dayton; the Society of Military Widows and Wright Patterson Officers' Wives' Club. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Steve Hatton of Dayton, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Harold Ott of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, in 1990; her parents, Joseph and Lydia Loveall; a son, Larry Michael Rea; and 2 sisters, Ocie Ott and Leatha Loveall. Services Saturday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 3-8-1999
Rea William "Gene", about 56, died at his home in St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 28, 1956. He was a former resident of Albion. Surviving are the widow, Gertrude; 3 children, Mrs. J. P. Frye of Albion, Melvin of Fairborn, Ohio, and A-1C Billie L. of San Antonio, Texas; and 4 grandchildren. + 11-?-1956
Read Clement S, about 79, (b. 11-19-1875) a native of Noble County and many years sexton at the Orange Cemetery, was found dead Feb. 4. He is survived by a brother in Ill. and nephew, Lloyd Sturgis of Rome City. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1955
Reade Charles B, 84, of 426 Lewis St., died today at his residence. He was born in Ottertail County, Minn. on Nov. 4, 1896 and moved to Kendallville approximately 60 years ago from Minn. In Kendallville on Nov. 19, 1919 he married Theresa Bogner. He was retired from Kendallville City Water Dept. and was a member of Mitchell Street United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Kathryn) Ligman of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. George (Frances) Sorg of Kendallville; 2 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-29-1981
Reade Charles L, 53, died Wednesday in Life Care Center, LaGrange. He was born in Kendallville on March 6, 1940, the son of Earl R. and Leah (Shaffer) Reade. He retired in 1985 after 20 years as a truck mechanic for the State Highway Dept. He had also been a flagman for the Avilla Speedway in the 1980s. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges. Surviving are his mother, Leah Lasho in Kendallville; a sister, Charlotte Truelove of Kendallville; and a brother, Richard of Budd Lake, N.J. A sister, Lenora; and a brother, Kenny, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Wright Cemetery, Helmer. + 3-17-1993
Reade Christopher H Jr, 47, of R. 2, LaGrange, died today at his residence. He was born Nov. 8, 1935 in Noble County, the son of Christopher and Daisy (Huff) Reade. On Oct. 16, 1954 in LaGrange he married LuAnna Lemmon. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School and Goshen College and had been a teacher and coach at Lakeland Junior High School. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange and Indiana State Teachers Association. Surviving are his mother in LaGrange; his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jerald (Teresa) Miller of Rockford, Ill., and Ashli Ann at home; a son, Matt of LaGrange; and a brother, John of LaGrange. Services Wednesday at Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 10-10-1983
Reade Daisy F, 91, died March 24, 2003 at Life Care Center of LaGrange. She was born in Noble County May 1, 1911 to John and Clara (Duke) Huff. She married Chris H. Reade June 3, 1928 in Albion. He died March 16, 1983. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Jackie Reade of Wolcottville; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Chris Jr., on Oct. 10, 1983; one sister and one brother. Services Wednesday at Frurip-May Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ^ 3-25-2003
Reade Delois, 78, died today at McCray Hospital. She was born April 19, 1899 in LaGrange County, the daughter of William and Della (Bassett) Randol. She married Rex Reade April 19, 1917 in LaGrange. He died in April 1969. Survivors are 3 sons, Lloyd and Dale, Kendallville, and Robert, Menominee, Mich.; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. One sister and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 10-?-1977
Reade Jack Leroy, 70, died Dec. 29, 2007 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, MO. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1955, earned his BS degree at University of Omaha, and became a CPA. He served in the Marine Corps and the Army in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and was a member of VFW Post 3168, DAV Chapter 49 and Marine Corps League. He was an agent for the IRS and ran a business until 2006. He was a member of Grace Covenant Christian Center. He was born Sept. 17, 1937 in Kendallville to Lloyd and Wilma (Bishop) Reade. He married Edith (Misch) Frizzle on May 8, 1994 in Buckhorn, MO. Surviving are his wife; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Reed Taylor of Howe and Sharon and Jerry Fritz of Wilmington, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Jan Reade of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Courtney Reade; and an infant sister, Betty Lou Reade. Services Jan. 1 in Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Burial with military honors at Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery. ^ 1-6-2008
Reade Jerry M, 48, died May 5, 1995 in his Howe residence. He was born December 30, 1946 in LaGrange County to Clarence S. and Thelma Ruth (Needle) Reade. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a maintenance employee at Lake Park Industries, Shipshewana. He married Jeanne Thomas May 8, 1971 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. David (Joyce) Easterday, Rome City; and 2 brothers, Robert, Angola, and Billy K., Wolcottville. Funeral Monday at Frurip-May Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 215. + 5-5-1995
Reade Lloyd Jr, 63, of Kendallville, died July 23, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on Oct. 8, 1946 to Lloyd and Wilma (Bishop) Reade. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1964. He married Janet Strouse on June 4, 1967 in Kendallville. He worked as a truck driver for 44 years, retiring in Jan. 2010. He was a member of First Christian Church, Kendallville, Moose Lodge and American Trucking Association. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Melissa and Tony Carpenter of Kendallville and Kim and Ryan Henderson of Naperville, Ill.; 7 grandchildren, Dylan, Austin, Alexander Carpenter, Kaylyn Henderson, Tyler, Cole and Jenna Henderson; 2 sisters, Carolyn and Reed Taylor of Howe and Sharon and Jerry Fritz of Wilmington, N.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack and a sister, Betty. Funeral July 26 at Hite Funeral Home. ^ 7-24-2010
Reade Marjorie, 56, Kendallville, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor. She was born in Kendallville July 11, 1930, the daughter of Karl and Helen (Frazie) Snook. She was a lifetime Kendallville resident and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Fordeck, Avilla, and Mrs. Baron (Judy) Renkenberger of Kendallville; a son, Kerry Leitch of Avilla; three brothers, Karl of Louisville, Ky., David of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Lawrence of Tampa, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Shanon, Cari and Trent Fordeck, Brian and Jeffrey Leitch, and James Renkenberger. A sister, Ruth Zawadzke, preceded her in death in 1985. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-21-1987 + 5-17-1987
Reade Maxine L, 62, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She lived on W. Mitchell St. in Kendallville. She was born Feb. 24, 1925 to Floyd and Mary (Vestal) Oberlin in Hamilton. She was a 33-year employee of Kraft Foods, Kendallville. Surviving are 2 sisters, Velma Emenhiser of Butler and Irene Coch of Angola. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Hamilton Cemetery. + 3-1-1987
Reade Milo W, 87, of Springfield, Ill., died Sunday in Haven Convalescent Center in Springfield. Born in Minn. July 4, 1891, he was the son of Lou and Lenora (Cullison) Reade. He married Beryl Kane, who died in 1948. He was a veteran of WW I and a retired employee of General Electric in Fort Wayne. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Collette Bauer of St. Charles, Ill.; a son, Wallace of Ore.; a sister, Frances Sorg of Kendallville; a brother, Charles of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
Reade Oris, 58, of Elkhart and formerly of Albion, died Monday in South Bend Hospital. Surviving are his wife, the former Esther Schutt; 3 daughters, a son, a brother and 11 grandchildren. Services Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Elkhart. + 6-25-1984
Reade Rickie, 89, died Sunday. She was born in DeKalb County to Henry and Carolyn (Wolfe) Gehring. She lived in LaGrange County near Pretty Lake until 1953 when she moved to Kendallville, where she lived since that time. She married Claude D. Reade March 20, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church, DeKalb County. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday at Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 10-?-1975
Reade Robert M, 70, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in LaGrange County January 1, 1928 to Rex and Delois (Randol) Reade. On August 21, 1949 in Kendallville he married Patricia Wyckoff. He retired from Gateway Foods in Duluth, Minn. in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 2749, all of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jodie and Stan Speheger of Kendallville, and Jill and Leon Benson of Narvon, Pa.; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Rex and Vicki of Albany and David and Kim of Muncie; a brother, Dale of Kendallville; and 3 grandchildren, Melissa Reade, Scott Speheger and Ashley Benson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-17-1998
Reade Theresa P, 105, of Kendallville, died April 25, 2004 at her home. She was born April 10, 1899 in Kendallville to John and Alice Bogner. On November 19, 1919 in Kendallville she married Charles Reade. He died October 29, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Kathryn Strater Ligman of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Gary Strater and his wife Nancy, and Craig Strater, all of Kendallville; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 great-granddaughters, Christine Strater, Kimberly Schroeder and her husband, Joe, and Deedra VanAllen; a great-grandson and his wife, Scott and Belinda Strater; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Kassidi VanAllen, Stacey Strater and Jessica Schroeder. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-6-2004
Reagin George J, 58, died Nov. 24 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born May 11, 1941 in Stoughton, Wis. to George and Maxine I. (Walker) Reagin. On March 15, 1985 he married Sharon Bowers. He was a state installer for General Telephone Co., retiring in 1999 after 33 years of service. He was a Vietnam Conflict veteran who retired from the U. S. Navy in 1984. He was a member of American Legion Post 240 of Avilla, the National Rifle Association and the IBEW, Fort Wayne. He moved to LaOtto from Fort Wayne 17 years ago. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Stacey Gunsch of Portland, Ore., Lesa Hirschy of New Haven and Misty Bartholomew of Fort Wayne; one son, George of New Haven; 8 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Frances Brazzell of West Terre Haute, Jodell Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Connie Rector of Riley; and one brother, Gene Reagin of South Carolina. A brother, James, preceded him in death. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial at sea. ~ 12-2-1999
Ream Claris I, 88, died May 8 at McCray Hospital. She was born March 17, 1896, the daughter of John and Augusta Benninghoff. She married Frank Ream May 27, 1914 in Centreville, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1965. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Banks, Lake George, near Fremont, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Walburn, Kendallville, Betty June Ream, Fort Wayne, and Janice Wilson, Clamoth, Calif.; a son, Paul of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. One son, Robert, preceded her in death. Services May 10. Burial, Pretty Prairie Cemetery. ~ 5-17-1984 + 5-8-1984
Ream Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Hoffer, was born in Perry County, O., July 16, 1826; and died March 22, 1895, aged 68 years, 8 months and 2 days. In 1838 she with her parents moved to Seneca County, Ohio where she was married to Philip Ream. They had 8 children, 2 of whom preceded her in death. They moved to South Milford, LaGrange County, Ind. in 1853 and settled on a farm where they resided until May 5, 1881 when they moved to the present home farm Ĺ mile east of Kendallville. There remains a husband, 3 sisters, one brother, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral was March 24. Burial, Lake View. ^ 3-22-1895
Ream Forrest L, 63, R. 1, Topeka, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. Born April 16, 1915 in LaGrange County, he was the son of Sherman and Anna (Lantz) Ream. He married Helen Peterson May 30, 1936 in Topeka. He lived his entire life in the Topeka area and was a farmer. He was a member of Topeka Mennonite Church, Ligonier Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ruthann) Richards, R. 1, Wawaka; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral will be Sunday in Topeka Mennonite Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
Ream Frank, 70, died Friday. Funeral services were Monday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. He was the father of Robert Ream, a resident of Avilla. Born in Sturgis, Mich. May 18, 1893, the son of Samuel and Amanda Kime Ream, he moved to Kendallville in 1939 and resided there for 25 years. He was married May 27, 1914. Surviving in addition to his son are the wife, Claris; 4 daughters; a son, Paul; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial, Pretty Prairie Cemetery near Howe. ~ 4-9-1964
Ream Paul F, 82, died Aug. 27, 2003 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Hospital, Cherokee Village, Ark. The former owner of Lewger Machine & Tool in Kendallville was a graduate of Rome City High School and a former member of Beacon Baptist Church in Kendallville. He was born Sept. 23, 1920 in Fawn River, Mich. to Frank and Claris (Slack) Ream. He married Ruth Runnestrand on Oct. 31, 1942 in Churubusco. She died June 8, 1993. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sue of Churubusco; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Lloyd Sexton of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Dorothy Banks of Naples, Fla., and Betty Ream of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were a son, Rodney; a brother, Robert; and 2 sisters, Janice Benson and Ruth Walburn. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Howe. ^ 8-31-2003
Ream Philip Lawrence was born in Lachen, Rhein Province, Bavara, June 19, 1817. Coming to this country with his parents in 1833, the family settled in Seneca County, Ohio where he was married to Elizabeth Hoffer in 1846. They had 8 children, 2 of whom preceded him in death. The other 6 yet living, namely Jacob, Henry, Mrs. Charles Carter, Mrs. Jacob Rinebolt, Mrs. Henry Auman and Mrs. Bert Sawyer, all were at the funeral. With the exception of Mrs. Auman who resides in Indianapolis, all are residents of Kendallville and vicinity. In 1853 he moved with his family to LaGrange County, settling on a farm a few miles east of South Milford, where he resided until May 1881 when he removed to the present farm Ĺ mile east of Kendallville, where on March 22, 1895 his wife died and where he died May 27 at the age of 81 years 11 months and 8 days. At the age of 14 he was confirmed in and united with the German Reformed Church. There remains the above named sons and daughters, 22 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. On May 29 funeral was held at the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-2-1899
Ream Robert J, Avilla, died Sunday at the Parnell Park Nursing Center. He was born Sept. 15, 1926 in Sturgis, Mich., the son of Frank and Claris (Benninghoff) Ream. He married Beverly Becker on Oct. 9, 1945 in Mt. Pleasant Church. He was a 26-year resident of Avilla, moving here from Kendallville. He was retired from International Harvester after 34 years, was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and a former 14-year member of the Avilla Fire Department. Surviving are his wife and mother; one daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Frisch, Avilla; two sons, R. Clark, Kendallville, and Craig, Avilla; six grandchildren; one brother, Paul, Kendallville; four sisters, Dorothy Banks, Lake George near Angola, Ruth Walburn, Sacred Heart Home, Bette June Ream and Janis Wilson, Fort Wayne. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 6-30-1983 + 6-26-1983
Reamer Anna, 85, died Sunday in Putnam Hospital, Palatka, Fla. after suffering a heart attack. She was born Feb. 26, 1886 in Kendallville, the daughter of Helmuth and Sophia (Wagner) Runge. She married John Reamer in 1940 and he died in June 1955. She had lived winters in Fla. since 1947. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. W. D. Manship, Mrs. Maurice Frehse, and Mrs. Alfred Rehwinkel of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Alma Davidson and Mrs. Lowell Frehse of Kendallville; and a brother, Carl in Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Howard Manship. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1971
Reardon Bert, 89, died Saturday in LaGrange County Hospital after suffering a stroke last Monday. He was a retired farmer who had resided in this area most of his life. Surviving are a niece and two nephews. Services Tuesday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Union Cemetery, Lafayette. + 5-?-1960
Reasoner Edith E, 90, of R. 1, Pierceton, died Sunday in her home. A lifetime resident of the Pierceton area, she was born in Oswego on July 12, 1882 to Winfield and Mary E. (Kuhn) Katey. She married Leroy Reasoner on May 22, 1902. He died in 1941. She was a member of North Webster Church of the Brethren. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Arvid (Mary) Johnson, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Lulu Bower at home; 3 sons, Lloyd, Hudson, O., John, Kendallville, and Robert, Cromwell; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edna Luther, Galien, Mich. Four sons preceded her in death. Services in North Webster Wednesday. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 10-?-1972
Rebman Neva, 79, died July 13, 1992 in Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. She retired from Bertsch Vending after 25 years. Her husband, Marshall, died in 1955. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Robinson of Warsaw; a son, Allen Rebman of Terre Haute; 5 sisters, Mary Harman of Warsaw, Mildred Stump and Cleo Trimmer of Columbia City, Erma Stump of Cromwell and Mable Young of Wolf Lake; 2 brothers, Dale Hontz of Kimmell and Thomas Hontz of Columbia City; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. + 7-13-1992
Rebman Terry L, 55, of Rome City, died April 25, 2010 as the result of a traffic accident on State Road 9. He graduated from Snider High School in Fort Wayne and from Lincoln Technical Institute. He had worked as a truck driver and mechanic. He was born June 17, 1954 in Kendallville to Sam and Kay (Frech) Treesh. Surviving are his mother, Kay Wheatley of Rome City; his father, Sam Treesh of Kendallville; a sister, Sherry Schroeder; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Jay Rebman and Michael and Kristy Rebman; a half-sister, Leesa Sturgis of Rome City. He was preceded in death by his adoptive father, Dan Rebman, and a half-sister, Michelle Treesh. Memorial service April 28 at the Wolcottville Fire Dept. ^ 4-27-2010
Rector Mary A, 22, Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1963 in Gibson City, Ill., the daughter of Orville and Yvonne (Staats) Rector. She moved to the Cromwell-Ligonier area 14 years ago from Butler. Surviving are her parents at R. 1, Leesburg; a daughter, Kary Holmes of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Carol Fulford of Cromwell, Peggy Quinn of Ligonier, and Katherine Griffin of Dardenell, Ark.; and grandparents, Bessie Rector of Danville, Ill., and Jess Staats of Everett, Mich. Services Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 9-5-1985
Rector Richard Dee, 53, of Kendallville, died Dec. 5, 2007 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He had been employed at Guardian Industries in Ligonier. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kendallville and a Boy Scout master. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. on March 9, 1954 to Paul and Betty (Clark) Rector. He married Laurie Burns on May 21, 1994 in Westerville, Ohio. Surviving are his wife; 8 daughters and sons-in-law, Latisha Rector, Penny Caito, Jennifer Salzgaber of Delaware, Ohio, Alexandria and James Burniston of Kendallville, Brittany Salzgaber of Delaware, Ohio, Elizabeth Salzgaber of Kendallville, Hannah and Shannon Rector of Kendallville; 3 sisters and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters and 2 grandsons. Services Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-7-2007
Redding Beulah, former resident of Swan Twp, died August 1 at Holly Hill, Fla., where she had been residing for about two years. Funeral was Tuesday in L. E. Berhalter & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. She was born June 30, 1903, and was married to Ralph Redding, who died shortly before she moved to Florida. Her father was Adam Hess, who was born in Swan Twp, and her mother was Margaret nee Berkes. She had no children. Surviving are two brothers, Henry Hess of Avilla, and Lawrence Hess of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Keck of Avilla, Ella Hoot, Auburn, and Clara Hoot, Holly Hill, Fla. ~ 8-8-1963
Redding Ethel A, 74, Holiday, Fla., died Sunday in the Lutheran Hospital. She was a native of Markle. Survivors are her husband, Kenneth; a son, John K. of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Annabelle VanCuren of Zanesville and Marylis Lenz of Tennessee; a brother, Arthur Slane of Fort Wayne; and three sisters, Mary Becktell of LaOtto, Hazel Pressler and Oma Kaade of Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday in Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Home for Funerals in Waynedale. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 1-15-1981 + 1-?-1981
Redenbo Isaac was born April 7, 1843 in Shelby County, Ohio and died April 23, 1926 at his home in Wolf Lake, aged 83 years and 16 days. He came to Indiana in 1879 and 2 years later Jan. 6, 1881 married Susie Stangland. They had a daughter and 2 sons. On Aug. 6, 1862 he enlisted for service in the Union forces of the Civil War. He served in the thick of the fighting and saw many of the hottest battles, including Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and Stone River. During these engagements he was wounded several times but never seriously enough to force him from battle. He received his honorable discharge on June 26, 1865. Surviving are the widow; the daughter, Mrs. Zoe Miller of Wolf Lake, Roe Harrison and Ross McKinley Redenbo of Toledo, O., 5 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Wolf Lake. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 4-29-1926
Redman Amanda Elizabeth, 78, Columbia City, died September 24, in Whitley County Hospital. She was born November 23, 1890 near Collins in Whitley County, the daughter of James and Priscilla (Jeffries) Crone. She was married to Joseph L. Redman, who died in 1926. She was a member of the Wolf Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church, a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and belonged to the Dorcas Society of the Church. Survivors include five sons, Perry M. G. E. (Pete), Paul D., and Joseph I., all of Columbia City, Harold K. of New Port Richey, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert C. (Nina) Rider, 221 W. Albion, Avilla; and one foster son, Rolf Von Hofmann, Milwaukee, Wis. Two brothers, William and David, preceded her in death. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. ~ 10-2-1969 + 9-24-1969
Redman Edgar B, 80, died Feb. 3 in his home in Brooksville, Fla., where he had lived since retiring. He came to Kendallville in 1961 as school superintendent and was the chief architect of forming East Noble High School, consolidating Avilla, Kendallville and Rome City high schools. He also supervised the construction of LaOtto School during his tenure. He was a native of Winslow, Ind. ~ 2-15-1996
Redmond, Elmer, 81, died Wednesday at Goshen Hospital. Born in Middleboro, KY he retired in 1979 after 10 years at Monsanto and he had also been a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Sandra; a daughter, Tara Sheley of Kimmell; a sister, Evelyn Pardon of Corbin, KY; and 4 brothers, Bear Redmond of Pineville, KY, Dallas Redmond of Jellico, TN; Peter Redmond of Cincinnati and John Wilson of Chicago. His first wife, Stella, preceded him in death. Services at 1 pm Monday at Kimmell United Methodist Church, Kimmell, with calling from 4 to 8 pm Sunday. Burial in Brown Cemetery, near Middlebury. Memorial to Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. Arrangements by Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. + unknown date and newspaper (prob 1999)
Redmond Eloise, 86, of 403 E. Mitchell St., died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born in South Milford Feb. 12, 1893, she was the daughter of Theodore and Lucetta (McCormick) Redmond. She was a graduate of St. Maryís of the Woods College and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A nephew, Jack Franks of Oak Park, Ill., is the only survivor. Funeral Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Redmond Kathleen, 53, of R. 1, Garrett, died April 14 of a cerebral hemorrhage shortly after admission to Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1922 in Fort Wayne to Michael and Marguerite (Miller) Walt of Avilla. She married James B. Redmond Aug. 4, 1945 in Avilla. Her husband and parents survive. She was employed by Garrett Foodland and was a newscaster for WIFF radio. She was a member of St. Josephís Catholic Church in Garrett, its Rosary Society, the VFW Eagles, and the American Legion ladies auxiliary. Other survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Bruce Nason, Houston, Tex.; three sons, James R., Houston, Tex., Robert J., Garrett, and Richard Lee, at home; one sister, Mrs. Donald Rhodes, Avilla; four brothers, Michael Jr., LaPorte, James, Golden, Colo., Robert, Fort Wayne, and Thomas, Miles City, Mont. Funeral mass was said Monday in St. Josephís Catholic Church, Garrett. Burial, Calvary Cemetery, Garrett. ~ 4-22-1976 + 4-?-1976
Redmond Lucetta F, 87, widow of the late attorney Theodore Redmond of Kendallville, died June 30, 1952 at McCray Hospital. She had been a resident of Kendallville for many years. Funeral July 2 at First Methodist Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery. + 6-?-1952
Redmond Marjorie C, 90, formerly of Wolcottville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born in LaGrange County Dec. 8, 1898, the daughter of Edward P. and Grace (Mann) Carrick. She had been a secretary for Wheel Works and retired in 1972 from Seagly Gas Co. where she had worked many years. She was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Suzanne) Gushwa of Wolcottville; a sister, Mildred May of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and 3 nephews, including Warren Tarney of Kendallville, whom she helped raise. A son, Patrick, died in 1987. She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Funeral today at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 1-28-1989
Redmond Patrick, 58, R. 2, Howe, died today in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend. He was born in Peoria, Ill., the son of Hilton and Marjorie (Carrick) Redmond. On April 7, 1950 in Howe he married Lois McKenzie. A graduate of Kendallville High School and Indiana University, he had been state editor for the Indianapolis Star for several years and was press secretary for Congressman Lee Hamilton in Washington, D.C. for 8 years. Most recently he was editor of the LaGrange Standard. He was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. Surviving are his mother at Wolcottville; his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. G. Steven (Victoria) Short of Garrett, and Mrs. John (Amy) Carpenter with the U. S. Army Air Force in Germany; 2 sons, Michael of Indianapolis, and Patrick D. of Bloomington; a sister, Mrs. Marvin (Suzanne) Gushwa of R. 3, Wolcottville; and 2 granddaughters. Services Saturday in Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Brighton Chapel Cemetery. + 4-15-1987
Redmond Stella, 58, Kimmell, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne from cancer. Born March 17, 1920 in Middleboro, Ky., she married Elmer Redmond Sept. 7, 1940. Surviving are her husband; a sister, Rose Adkins, Pineville, Ky. She had been a resident in the Kimmell area 9 years. Services Tuesday at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 8-25-1978
Redmond Theodore A, 69, a Democratic attorney at Kendallville, died Dec. 13 of heart affliction. He had practiced law in that city for 36 years and was a member of the Noble County Bar Association. Surviving are 2 daughters, one sister and 2 brothers. Funeral Saturday at Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1934

Noble Notes: Pray for a good harvest, but donít stop hoeing.