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Renahan Clara Jane, daughter of William and Eliza Rose, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, March 18, 1847. She was aged 80 years, 9 months and 20 days at the time of her death. She was christened in the Presbyterian faith. On Jan. 16, 1869 she married John Renahan who died Sept. 6, 1912. She leaves 4 children, Mrs. Will Butz, Albion, O. A. at home, Mrs. Mason McFarland of Kendallville, and J. A. of Saco, Mont. + 1-?-1928
Rench Daniel, 74, for 50 years a resident of Ligonier, died Sunday of a heart attack at his country home near Cromwell. Surviving are the widow, 2 sons and a daughter: Elmer of Ligonier, Otto of Wawasee and Mrs. Willard Shell of Ligonier. Funeral Wednesday from the Eaton Christian Church. Noble Co Democrat 2-11-1926
Rench David, 66, Spanish American War veteran, died at his home in Ligonier Thursday. Funeral was held at St. Patrickís Catholic Church today. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Marie; 2 sons, Joseph of Carlsbad, N.M., and Frances of Portland, Me. + 5-?-1946 5-9-1940
Rendel Amanda E, 92, widow of George Rendel, died in her home in Kendallville Monday. Born in Penn., she came here with her parents when she was 6 years old. She had been a continuous resident here since. No immediate relatives survive. Funeral today in the Church of Christ. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1938
Rendel Sarah Jane (Drowley) died at her home in this city on June 7, 1895 of typho-malarial fever. She was born in DeKalb County, June 20, 1845. She was married at Auburn, Ind. to Job Rendel on Feb. 18, 1862. They lived in Noble County until 1885 when they moved to Cherokee County, Kansas, settling on a farm about 6 miles northwest of this city where they resided until a few months ago, when they moved to Baxter. She became a member of the Christian Church when 23 years of age. She left her husband; 2 sons and one daughter who resides in Indiana. Funeral June 9 at the Christian Church. Burial, city cemetery, Baxter Springs, Kans. + 6-7-1895 ^ 6-28-1895
Rendel William was born Nov. 1, 1815 in Lycoming County, Penn.; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Poppy, March 4, aged 78 years 4 months and 3 days. He lived in Lycoming until 20 years of age; then with his parents he moved to Mohicanville, Ashland County, Ohio. He married Susanna Likes Aug. 12, 1836, and they had 3 sons and 6 daughters. One daughter and his wife preceded him in death. He with his family moved to Noble County in 1854. He placed his membership with the Disciples at Lisbon remaining there until the church was moved to Kendallville. He leaves 8 children, 32 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. ^ 3-9-1894
Renier August B, 91, died May 11 in St. Mary Hospital in Quincy, Ill. He was born in Avilla May 1, 1887 to Anthony and Theresa Zonker Renier and married Nellie Elizabeth Minto Feb. 4, 1913 in Beardstown, Ill. She died June 3, 1966. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Quincy, and was employed as a dredge engineer for many years as well as owning and operating a shoe repair shop from 1944 to 1967. Surviving are a son, Bernard, Quincy; five daughters, Mrs. Victor (Rosemary) Reagan, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Timmerwilke, Mrs. Julius (Mildred) Meyer and Mrs. Paul (Claudine) Hermann, all of Quincy, and Mrs. Harry (Theresa) Bast of Winter Haven, Fla.; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. ~ 5-25-1978 + 5-?-1978
Renier Clara, 92, died Tuesday in the State Hospital at Richmond, where she had been approximately 72 years. She was an aunt of Mrs. Frank Walt and Mr. Charles Engerman. Services Friday at the St. Maryís Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 8-21-1952
Renier Emma, 80, died Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Home. She was born Dec. 31, 1885 in Avilla, the daughter of William and Amelia Bender Vanderbosch. She was married in 1923 to Isador Renier in Denver, Colo. They resided in South Bend and recently became residents of the Sacred Heart Home. Surviving in addition to the husband are a daughter, Mrs. John (Rosan) Rice, South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. Fannie Hathaway, Florida, Loretta Brucker, South Bend, Rose Vanderbosch, Mrs. Paul (Mable) Dormery, Wolcottville, and Mary Stout, Kendallville; and two brothers, Frank and Urban Vanderbosch, Avilla. Funeral tomorrow in St. Maryís Catholic Church. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. ~ 6-23-1966 + 6-?-1966
Renier Francis, 82, died this morning after a long and painful illness. Funeral at the Catholic Church Saturday. Kendallville Standard 5-29-1896 Contributed by Judy Richter
Renier John, 87, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. T. Kime in Rome City. Ten years ago his wife died. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. W. T. Kime, Mrs. Flora Kime, Rome City, Mrs. E. E. Cook near Kendallville, and Mrs. Frank Warner, LaGrange; and 2 sons, J. E. and Anthony of Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday from the chapel at Kneipp Sanitarium. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 10-?-1928
Renier TherisiaRegina Tracy" died Saturday of bronchial consumption, aged 43 years, 5 months, 22 days. She was a daughter of John Zonker and was born in Seneca County, Ohio, and while quite young came to Avilla, where on Jan. 1, 1866, she married Anthony Renier, who with 8 children and her father, survive. Funeral at the Catholic Church Tuesday. ~ 12-1-1892
Renkenberger Anna, 83, 524 Second St., Avilla, died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born September 17, 1898 in Green Twp, the daughter of John and Lettie (McCoy) Owen. She married Howard L. Renkenberger April 10, 1919. He died April 17, 1958. She was employed 20 years at the Byron Health Center and was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Keith, and daughter-in-law, Lavon of Avilla; two granddaughters, Linda Newton, Kendallville, and Brenda Lay, Huntertown; one grandson, Dennis; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cinda, one brother and four sisters. Services April 8 in Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 4-8-1982 + 4-5-1982
Renkenberger Beatrice I, 73, of R. 2, Avilla, died Jan. 28 at Millerís Merry Manor in Columbia City. She was born Feb. 24, 1906 in Elkhart County, a daughter of Frederick and Mabel Eldridge Yoder. She lived near Ligonier and married Maynard Manges. They lived near Millersburg until he died June 22, 1959. She married Lee Renkenberger Jan. 26, 1962 and they lived in Green Twp. She was a member of Green Center United Methodist Church and its Missionary Society. Survivors are her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Max Maurer of Fort Wayne, Mrs. William Franks of Kendallville, Mrs. John Trowbridge of New Haven, Mrs. Norval Wright of Marion, and Mrs. Jerould Boyle of Crystal Falls, Mich.; two stepsons, Thomas Renkenberger of Albion and James Renkenberger of Howe; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Gene Earnhart of Avilla, Mrs. Tim Skinner of Longlac, Ontario, Canada, Nancy Renkenberger of LaOtto, and Mrs. Roger Allman of Brownsburg; her parents of Goshen; one sister, Mrs. Carl DeFrees of Goshen; and three brothers, Walter of Portland, Ore., Carl of Goshen and Ebert of Florida; thirteen grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren. Services at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. ~ 1-31-1980 + 1-?-1980
Renkenberger Benjamin F, fourth son of Christopher and Catherine Renkenberger, was born July 18, 1833 and died August 10, 1918, aged 85 years and 22 days. He came to Indiana from Beaver Twp, Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1865, settling on a farm in Swan Twp, on which he lived until the last year or two which was spent with his children. He married Mollie Macklin in 1853. They had 3 daughters and one son, Albesena, wife of Charles Simon, Martha Jane Warner (deceased), Ida Melissa, wife of Edwin E. Crothers, and Charles C. The mother died Feb. 12, 1888. In 1892 he married Mrs. Catherine Whan, who preceded him in death September 20, 1903. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church since shortly after coming here. He leaves 2 daughters, one son, 10 grandchildren (one, Fred Crothers in France), and 5 great-grandchildren.* 1918
Renkenberger Bernice L, 86, R. 1, Avilla, died Friday at Sacred Heart Home. She was born Nov. 19, 1900 in Swan Twp, the daughter of Dell and Jennie (Lock) Renkenberger. She had been a resident of Swan Twp most of her life and was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving is one brother, Clarence, Avilla. Services Monday at Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 1-8-1987 + 1-2-1987
Renkenberger Beverly Ann, 76, of Kendallville, died May 7, 2006 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Topeka High School and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville and Tri Kappa Sorority. She was born Dec. 2, 1929 in Topeka to Dr. William R. and Lillian (Irey) Horn. She married Jack D. Renkenberger on May 9, 1953 in Angola. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Melanie of Kendallville; a brother, James Horn of Topeka; 2 sisters, Martha Wyatt of Howe and Charlene Heintzelman of Cromwell; 2 grandchildren and their spouses, Adam and Tiffany Meyer of Fort Wayne and Sarah and Anthony Scheurich of Garrett; a great-grandchild, Akeisha Meyer. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joe and Charles Horn; and 2 sisters, Wilma Bently and Barbara Copel. Services Wednesday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-9&11-2006
Renkenberger Bobby, 76, Avilla, died October 4, 2001 at Kendallville Manor Nursing Home. A lifetime Avilla area resident, he had retired after working 35 years as a printer for Uniform Printing in Kendallville. He was a deacon, elder and trustee of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He was born July 7, 1925 in Avilla to John H. and Cleo M. (Hossinger) Renkenberger. In March 1945 in the Evangelical United Brethren parsonage in Churubusco, he married Phyllis V. Tulley. She died October 26, 1990. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Larry Moore of Avilla, and a granddaughter, Kimberly A. Moore of Avilla. Services Tuesday at Harvest Community Church, Kendallville. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 10-18-2001
Renkenberger Catherine, daughter of Elizabeth and William Adams, was born October 3, 1842, and died September 20, 1903, aged 60 years 11 months and 17 days. She was married Benjamin Renkenberger March 9, 1892. The first few years of her life was spent in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; she then moved with her parents to Indiana. After her marriage she became a member of the Lutheran Church at Bethlehem. She leaves a husband and 3 brothers. Burial Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. * 1903
Renkenberger Celia W, 97, died April 12 at Sacred Heart Home. She was a former Garrett resident. She was an artist and lectured on home economics and wildlife and was a member of the Methodist Church in Mackinac, Mich. She was born in DeKalb County Aug. 9, 1880 to Oliver and Ida (Preston) Weller. She married Melvin D. Renkenberger June 15, 1899, and he died May 13, 1966. One son, Harold, also preceded her in death. Surviving are two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Friday at McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 4-20-1978 + 4-12-1978
Renkenberger Cinda L, 19, was born June 27, 1953 in McCray Hospital to Keith and Lavon (Budd) Renkenberger. A lifetime resident of Noble County, she died Thursday night in Parkview Hospital of injuries received in a two-car collision Wednesday on Ind. 3 north of Avilla. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla, and had attended Avilla and East Noble Schools. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Newton of Kendallville and Mrs. Norman (Brenda) Lay of Fort Wayne; a brother, Dennis Leon at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Renkenberger of Avilla; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Budd of Churubusco; a great-aunt, Miss Lucy Owen of Avilla; and two nieces and one nephew. Services Sept. 24 in Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 9-28-1972 + 9-?-1972
Renkenberger Clarence A, 97, died Friday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born in Avilla on June 15, 1896 to Dell and Jennie (Lock) Renkenberger. A farmer, he was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice, in 1987. Funeral Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. + 6-3-1994
Renkenberger Cleo May, 75, R. R. 1, Avilla, died Sunday at her home. Born in Green Twp Aug. 18, 1892, she was the daughter of Joseph and Irene (Bonar) Hossinger. She had resided in the Avilla area since 1909 and was married to John Renkenberger on Dec. 24, 1911 in Avilla. Survivors include the husband, one son, Bobby, R. R. 1, Avilla; one granddaughter, Mary Jane Renkenberger; three sisters, Mrs. Ila Housholder, R. R. 1, Avilla, Mrs. Gladys Hart, Albion, Mrs. Daisy Landgraff, Garrett; one brother Ralph Hossinger, address unknown. One brother, Ray, preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 1-25-1968 + 1-?-1968
Renkenberger Donald K, 69, 20 Drake Road, died today in McCray Hospital. He was born April 7, 1908 in Noble County, the son of Hiram and Mae (McKee) Renkenberger. He married Violet O. Englehardt April 28, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio. He had been a Kendallville resident 36 years, coming from Toledo. He was retired from International Harvester where he worked as an inspector. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Survivors include the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Nichols, Hartford City; one son, Richard, Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Edith) Blackman, Calgary, Canada; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son Jim preceded him in death in 1972, and two brothers, Lloyd and Earl, also preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1977
Renkenberger Earl Thomas, 61, lived at R. 3, Kendallville and died there Sunday. He was born Jan. 10, 1918 in Kendallville to Earl and Grace (Smith) Renkenberger. His wife, the former Rolene Anderson, survives. He was employed as an electrician for Central Electric in Fort Wayne and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Sue) Reed, Angola, and Mrs. Jerry (Jan) DeLong, Kendallville; two sons, John, Avilla, and Dan, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Lauren (Phyllis) Smith, Lake of the Woods; a brother, Jack, Kendallville; and 10 grandchildren. Services in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville. ~ 3-8-1979 + 2-?-1979
Renkenberger Emma E, 87, died Monday at her home in Churubusco. She was a native of Green Twp and formerly resided in Swan Twp and in Eel River Twp, Allen County. She and her husband, Charles C., moved to Churubusco in 1947 following his retirement. He died February 11, 1949. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two sons, Wallace of Fort Wayne, and Lee of Route 3 Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Fulk, R. 4, Albion, and Mrs. Lloyd Bessey of Warsaw; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-30-1958 + 10-?-1958
Renkenberger Emma Mae died Monday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Blackman, of near Kendallville. She was born April 12, 1868 in the Mt. Pleasant Community, the daughter of James and Mary McKee. On July 20, 1890 she married Hiram Renkenberger, who preceded her in death on February 17, 1937. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and of Noble Chapter, No. 122, OES in Kendallville. She was also active in the home demonstration club. Surviving besides the daughter are three sons, Lloyd, South Milford, Earl, near Kendallville, and Don, Drake Road; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Arthur J. Berhalter Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-11-1955
Renkenberger Free Dell, son of John B. and Lydia Renkenberger, was born April 14, 1862 in Noble County and died June 22, 1916 at the age of 54 years, 2 months and 8 days. On Sept. 20, 1894 he married Jennie B. Lock. They had two children, Clarence Alvie, and Lydia Bernice, both of who survive. He united with the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in January 1896 and continued a faithful member until his death. Surviving are his wife; his son and daughter; two sisters, Mrs. John Good and Mrs. Henry Monger; three brothers, Horace, Thomas and Hiram. Funeral at Hopewell Church last Saturday. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 6-28-1916
Renkenberger Grace M, 72, of Kendallville died December 18. She was born in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John Thomas and Lena (Milleman) Smith and had lived 70 years in the Kendallville area. On December 30, 1914 she was married to Earl A. Renkenberger. He died March 23, 1967. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville, and Noble Chapter 122, OES. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Lauren J. (Phyllis) Smith, Walnut Place, Lake of the Woods; two sons, E. Thomas and Jack, Kendallville; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services December 20. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-26-1968 + 12-18-1968
Renkenberger Grover C, 83, died Thursday at his home. Born Nov. 8, 1884 in Avilla, the son of Thomas and Mary (Eckels) Renkenberger, he had lived his entire lifetime in the community. His wife, Maude, whom he married Feb. 12, 1907, died Oct. 27, 1966. Survivors include the son Merle; one brother, John, R. R. 1, Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Celia Smith, Rome City, and Mrs. Blanche Smith, Hudson; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Keith Thomas, R. R. 1, Avilla, and Ronald Renkenberger, R. R. 1 LaOtto; six great-grandchildren. One brother, Paul, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Avilla. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 12-18-1967 + 12-?-1967
Renkenberger Horace, 83, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Butler of near Avilla. Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Henry Butler; three sons, Melvin, Joliet, Ill., Marion, Logansport, and Riley, Swan Twp; a brother, H. A. of Kendallville; and two sisters, Mrs. John Good of Swan Twp, and Mrs. Tryphena Monger of Avilla. Services Saturday from Hopewell Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 4-?-1933
Renkenberger Howard L, a lifetime resident of the Hopewell community, died April 17 at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. He was the son of the late Charles and Emma (Marks) Renkenberger. He was born June 13, 1899 in Green Twp. Surviving besides the widow, Anna, is a son, Keith. Also three grandchildren; two brothers, Wallace, Ft. Wayne, and Lee of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Naomi Fulk of Wolf Lake and Mrs. Molly Bessy of Warsaw. Funeral Sunday at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 4-24-1958
Renkenberger James H, 40, resided at 734 E. Dowling St., Kendallville, and was killed Friday on his way to work near Huntertown in a one-car accident. Funeral was Monday in St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. A native of Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Renkenberger. He was born May 8, 1931 and was married to Judith C. Crowl in August 1954. He was an assembler at International Harvester in Fort Wayne and was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Elks, Kiwanis, Noble Steppers Dance Club and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his parents; his wife; two sons, Dirk and Barron; and two daughters, Jody and Valerie, all at home; one brother, Richard of Tucson, Ariz.; and one sister, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Nichols of Hartford City. ~ 2-24-1972 + 2-?-1972
Renkenberger Jennie, 82, a lifetime resident of the Hopewell community and member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, she was born April 30, 1875 and died April 18, 1958. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Lock. Her husband, Free Dell, preceded her in death in 1915. Survivors are two children, Clarence and Berniece, both at home, and a half brother, Charles Lock. Funeral Monday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial was in King Cemetery. ~ 4-24-1958
Renkenberger John B, for many years one of Noble Countyís citizens, died at his home in Avilla Thursday of last week after a lingering illness. He was a son of Christopher and Barbara Renkenberger and was born March 1, 1831; died Nov. 4, 1909, age 78 years, 8 mo. and 3 days. He was at the home of his parents until 14 years of age, after which he went to Cincinnati to learn the tinnerís trade. In a few years he returned to his old home in Columbiana County, Ohio, where he worked at his trade for a short time. In 1849 he was married to Lydia Renkenberger, and in 1852 they came to Noble County, which was then a dense forest. They erected a rude cabin and, like other pioneers, went to work and by industry and economy they became the possessors of a beautiful home surrounded by all those things that make life enjoyable. He was a good husband and father, was deeply concerned not only in the welfare of his family and private affairs but also took a deep interest in all those things which lift the world to a higher plane. He was always in the front ranks in doing what he could for the advancement of churches and schools. In his public career, he was Sunday School superintendent, elder in the Presbyterian Church, township assessor, trustee and commissioner. He leaves a wife; four sons, Horace O., Thomas C., Hiram A., Free Dell; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Monger, Mrs. J. B. Fulks, and Mr. J. O. Good; their one son dying in infancy; nineteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Benjamin, Solomon, William and Jacob; and two sisters, Mrs. Leah Wunderlin of Columbiana O., and Mrs. Lucy Baumusburger of Missouri. The funeral will be held in the Avilla M.E. Church Sunday. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 11-?-1909 ^ 11-10-1909
Renkenberger John H, 89, R. 1, Avilla, died Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Home. A retired farmer, he was born August 27, 1892 to Thomas C. and Mary (Eckels) Renkenberger in Swan Twp. He married Cleo Mae Hossinger December 24, 1911. She died January 21, 1968. He is survived by one son, Bobby, R. 1, Avilla; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Larry (Mary Jane) Moore. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Grover; and two sisters, Celia Smith, who died Tuesday, and Blanche Smith. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, where services will be held Friday. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 10-1-1981 + 9-30-1981
Renkenberger Keith, 70, died April 15 in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. The son of Howard and Anna (Owen) Renkenberger, he was born Feb. 17, 1926. On April 4, 1945 in Charter Oak Church, Churubusco, he married Lavon Budd. He moved from Avilla to Kendallville in 1986. He had been a tool and die specialist for Hy-Tech and retired after 17 years as supervisor at Philips Industrial Components in Albion. He was a member of Avilla Immanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mick (Linda) Newton of Kendallville, and Mrs. Jack (Brenda) Fanning of Fort Wayne; a son, Dennis of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Jenny Newton, Jackie Brady, Nathan Lay, Jason and Kristina Renkenberger; and one great-grandchild, Shelby Jo Brady. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cinda. Funeral April 18 in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 4-25-1996
Renkenberger Laura M of Berlin Center, Ohio, died at the family home Jan. 10. She was born in Avilla March 18, 1865 to Benjamin and Catherine Sheets. She had resided in Berlin Center since 1915. She was a member of the Berlin Center Methodist Church, WSCS and Ellsworth Grange. Surviving are one brother, Allison Sheets of Fort Wayne; a granddaughter, Mrs. Theo Smith of Berlin Center; 3 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral at the Methodist Church, Berlin Center, Wednesday. Burial, Berlin Center Mausoleum. ~ 1-30-1947
Renkenberger Lee L, 85, of Avilla, died July 26 in McCray Hospital. The Noble County native was a farmer, widower of Minnie, who died in 1957, former director of Noble County REMC, and Soil and Water Conservation, and former Democratic precinct committeeman. Surviving are daughters Bonnie Earnhart of Avilla, Suzanne Harlan of Albion, Nancy Wappes of Rome City, and Carol Allman of Madison; sons, Thomas of Albion, and James of St. Joe; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-1-1996
Renkenberger Lydia, whose death occurred June 11, 1912, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1829, aged 83 years, 5 months and 10 days. Her husband died Nov. 4, 1909. Her girlhood days were spent in the locality where she was born. She was one of a family of six sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Anglemyer, Mrs. Anna Favinger, Mrs. Barbary Gilbert, Mrs. Mary Homsher, and Mrs. Catharine Hendricks, all of whom are deceased except Mrs. Favinger in Nebraska. She was married April 1, 1847 to John B. Renkenberger. They had eight children, Horace O., Thomas C., Hiram A., Free Dell, James, deceased, Mrs. Henry Monger, Mrs. Ida Fulks and Mrs. John Good. There are 19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. In 1852 with her husband and two children she came to Noble County, where they purchased a farm and by industry and economy they established a good and comfortable home. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Services at Hopewell Thursday. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 6-12 & 19-1912
Renkenberger Margaret, 83, of South Milford, died Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Wayne Twp Aug. 6, 1896, the daughter of Martin and Sarah (Kundard) Schuman. She married Lloyd J. Renkenberger in Toledo, Ohio. He died in August 1968. She was a lifetime area resident. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Frank (Martha) Johnson of Kendallville; and a brother, Harold of Coldwater, Mich. A son, Robert; a brother and a sister also preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
Renkenberger Margaret Rolene, 79, died August 8, 2001, at her son's home in Avilla. She managed a gravel business and was a homemaker. She was born July 8, 1922 in Steuben County to William D. and Margaret (Barrows) Anderson. On August 31, 1940 in Avilla she married Earl Thomas Renkenberger, who died in 1979. A grandson, Timothy Reed, and a sister, Ethelyn Herendeen, also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sue Anne and John Reed of Wolcottville and Jan Lynne and Jerry DeLong of Kendallville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, John Mac and Carol Renkenberger of Avilla and Daniel Thomas Renkenberger of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Richard Anderson of Angola and Gerald Anderson of South Milford; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Saturday at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville. ^ 8-9-2001
Renkenberger Mary B died July 26, 1903. She was born in Wood County, Ohio Feb. 21, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Eckels. They came to Noble County in 1875. She married Thomas C. Renkenberger April 17, 1879. She is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter. One child is deceased. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. 7-?-1903
Renkenberger Maude, 81, R. 1, Avilla, was born Nov. 10, 1884, in Ohio, the daughter of James and Amanda (Bratton) Pfleidner. She died last Thursday in her home. She lived most of her life in the Avilla area and was married Feb. 12, 1907 to Grover Renkenberger, who survives. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and its Mission Society. Surviving in addition to the husband are one son, Merle R., R. 1, Avilla; a brother, R. T. Pfleidner, Avilla; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren One sister, Pearl, preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 11-3-1966 + 10-?-1966
Renkenberger Melvin D, 89, former LaOtto resident and the first principal and teacher at LaOtto High School, died Friday in the Oak Ridge Hospital in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Burial, Swan Cemetery. He was born May 8, 1877 in Swan Twp near the Hopewell Church and had been spending his winters in Oak Ridge. He was married in 1899 in Avilla to Celia Weller, who survives. Their only son, Harold, preceded him in death. Other survivors are two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graduate of Wabash College, he taught high school science at Joliet, Ill., for many years after leaving the LaOtto School. Funeral Tuesday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett ~ 5-19-1966 + 5-?-1966
Renkenberger Merle R, 81, died today at McCray Hospital. He was born October 25, 1911 in Avilla to Grover and Maude (Pfleidner) Renkenberger. He married Ethel McCoy on November 19, 1932 in the EUB parsonage in Avilla. She died June 28, 1990. He was a farmer and substitute mail carrier in the Avilla area for 30 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Norma) Thomas of Avilla; a son, Ron of LaOtto; 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. + 7-6-1993
Renkenberger Minnie C, 46, died Monday in the Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake. She was born in Fort Wayne, was a member of the Green Center Evangelical United Church and was active in Green Twp 4-H work, having served as project leader several years. Surviving are the husband, Lee; two sons, Thomas and James, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Gene Earnhart, Noble County, and Suzanne, Nancy and Carol, at home; two grandchildren; three brothers, George and William Kopp, Fort Wayne, and John Kopp, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Young and Carrie Bolinger, Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-6-1957
Renkenberger Mollie (Macklin) died at her Swan Twp home Feb. 11, 1888. The wife of Benjamin Renkenberger, she was born Aug. 23, 1833. Surviving are the husband and four children. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1888 ^ 2-17-1888
Renkenberger Nancy, 60, died unexpectedly June 28, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had owned and operated the Scissor Shack in Kendallville for more than 30 years. She was a 1965 graduate of Kendallville High School, born in Kendallville on June 8, 1947 to Charles and Margaret (Baughman) Leamon. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Mark Burger of Lake Mills, Wis.; 3 grandchildren, Kyle, Bret and Ryann Burger; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Linda Leamon of Kendallville, Thomas and Nancy Leamon of Grand Rapids, Mich., William and Ruby Leamon of Artesia, N.M., and Theodore and Evelyn Butler of Kendallville; and a sister-in-law, Judith Butler of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Butler, on May 7, 2006. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-29-2007
Renkenberger Nora, 87, was born December 29, 1887 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Truelove at R. 2, Avilla. Her husband, Riley Renkenberger, died June 1, 1951. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. A lifetime resident of the area, she died Thursday at Sacred Heart Home. Services Saturday in McKee Funeral Home. Surviving are 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-26-1975 + 6-?-1975
Renkenberger Paul Revere - A distressing accident occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Renkenberger in Swan Twp last Thursday. They are grief-stricken by the death of their son, Paul Revere, aged 2 years, 3 months and 14 days. Mrs. Renkenberger was absent from home, the father was at work in a field nearby and the children were about the house. About 10:30 oíclock a daughter went to the small house tank at the windmill and got a pail of water for use in the house. The little brother, Paul, was playing about the yard and remarked that he wanted to get some water for the chickens. Nothing was thought of this, but a few minutes later an older brother went to the tank and was horrified to find little Paul lying in the water, apparently dead. There was but one foot of water in the tank, and it is believed the little oneís neck was broken in falling into the tank, as he could otherwise have saved himself from drowning. Funeral at Hopewell Saturday. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 6-2-1898
Renkenberger Phyllis V, died today in Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond. She was born September 28, 1927 in Churubusco, the daughter of Chester and Bertha (Richards) Tulley. In March 1945 in Churubusco she married Bobby Renkenberger. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her mother in Churubusco; her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Mary Jane) Moore of Avilla; 2 sisters, Harriett Fisher of Churubusco and Marilyn Owen of Avilla; a brother Kim Tulley of Fort Wayne; and a granddaughter, Kim Moore. Three brothers preceded her in death. Services Monday at Hopewell Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. + 10-?-1990
Renkenberger Richard D, 66, died Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz. He was born January 12, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio to Donald and Violet (Englehart) Renkenberger. Surviving are his mother in Kendallville; his wife, Pat; 3 children and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, James. Funeral Saturday in Tucson. + 7-20-1994
Renkenberger Riley, 67, died Friday at his home southwest of Avilla. Surviving are the wife, Nora; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Wappes, St. Johnís, Indiana; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Chloe Butler, Warsaw; and two brothers, Marion of Logansport and Melvin of Mackinaw, Mich. Services Sunday at the residence. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-7-1951
Renkenberger Sherie J, 20, R. 2, Albion, died May 30, following a two-vehicle accident on Swan Road just west of CR 825E. She was born May 19, 1969 in Noble County, the daughter of Tom and Lois (Gay) Renkenberger. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and had recently been employed by K&K Insurance Co. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her parents; four sisters, Mrs. Matthew (Becky) Overdeeer, Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Brian (Wendy) Hoopengardner, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Patrick (Amy) Carpenter, LaOtto, and Tracie, at home; a brother, Jerry of Kokomo; and grandparents, Lee and Annabelle Renkenberger, R. 2, Avilla, and Leo Pippenger, R. 2, Kendallville. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, L. Lucile Pippenger. Services Friday in Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-6-1989 + 5-30-1989
Renkenberger Thomas C - The brevity of time and the transient nature of the things of this world impress us. The allotted time of manís life is three score years and ten, and the scripture tells us that if by reason of strength it should be four score years, even this is vanity. After 70 years and 10 months of activity in life, Thomas Renkenberger died. He was born Nov. 1, 1851 in Columbiana County, Ohio, and while in infancy came to this part of Indiana with his parents, John Renkenberger and wife. His entire life was spent here. When he grew to manhood he became a tiller of Godís soil, one of the most noble occupations of mankind. He was one of those whose hard labor has given as an heritage to this generation a community of farms cleared of forests and improved with drainage, fences and buildings. On April 17, 1879 he married Mary B. Eckels,and she died on July 27, 1903. He was the father three sons and two daughters. The youngest of these, Paul, died May 27, 1898. Two sons, Grover and John, and two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Smith and Mrs. Celia Smith, survive. He also leaves two brothers, Horace and Hiram; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Monger and Mrs. John Good. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Del, and a sister, Mrs. James Fulks. He was a member of the Hopewell Church. * 1922
Renkenberger Violet O, 89, died Wednesday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, December 23, 1907 to Frederick and Martha (Kohlmaier) Englehardt. On April 28, 1927 in Toledo she married Donald Renkenberger. He died December 1, 1977. She moved to this area in 1941. She retired in 1965 as a coil winder for General Electric Co. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Wayne Twp Home Ec Club. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Nichols of Fort Wayne; a half-sister, Marie Sutton of Toledo; 10 grandchildren, Dirk, Barron, Lisa and Richard Renkenberger, Jody Anglin, Valerie Warner, Mike and Jeff Nichols, Pam Pratt and Jackie Johnson; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, James in 1972, and Richard in 1994; and a grandson, Dale. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-1-1997
Renner Arthea, 19, R. 3 Syracuse and Sandra G Fick, 25, R. 7, Goshen, her children, Chad 3, and Michelle 1 were killed in a two-car crash in Elkhart County Monday. Another driver crossed the center line. Sandra Fick swerved off the road in an effort to avoid a collision, but the cars hit head on. She was born Feb. 9, 1954 at Wolf Lake to Arthur and Ethel (Carpenter) Miller. Her marriage to Kent Renner occurred Oct. 21, 1972. She was employed as a secretary at Coachman Industries at Middlebury. Survivors include her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller, R. 1, Kimmell,; and three sisters, Mrs. Billy (Carolyn) Young, R. 1 Kimmell, Sheryl Miller, Shipshewana, and Kim, a sophomore at West Noble. Funeral Thursday at Ulrey Funeral Home at Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1973
Renner Barbara, 75, died at her home in Ligonier. Funeral was Sunday at Salem Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, 2 sons, 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. + 7-?-1940
Renner Billy D, 77, of Hudson, died April 28, 2006 at Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. He had been a real estate broker in Fort Wayne and was retired from the Indiana Air National Guard. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86. He was born April 8, 1929 in Ligonier to Nollon and Ethyl Mae (Blake) Renner. He married Wilma Gard on Dec. 1952 in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Laura Renner of Decatur; a daughter and son-in-law Chris Ann and Gerald Greene of Fort Wayne; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Renner of Hartford City; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ellen and Frances Stutzman; and 3 brothers, Richard, Harold and Gerald Renner. ^ 4-29-2006
Renner Ethel M, 89, Ligonier, died Friday in Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Born March 31, 1894 in LaGrange County, she was the daughter of Arthur and Ada Belle (Dammey) Blake. She married Nollon Renner on Sept. 13, 1917 in St. Joseph, Mich. He died in 1977. She was a lifetime resident of the area. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Stutzman, Bronson, Mich., and Mrs. John (Frances) Stutzman, Cassopolis, Mich.; 3 sons, Robert, Hartford City, Richard, Marrow, Ga., and Bill, Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Thomas, South Bend, and Mrs. Russell (Lottie) Weaver, Vandalia, Mich.; one brother, Paul; 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Two sons and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 5-27-1983
Renner George, 74, residing 4 miles north of Wawaka, died April 29 in Elkhart Hospital. Surviving are the widow and 2 sons, Merle and Henry of Elkhart, where funeral was held. + 5-?-1941
Renner Gerald W, 55, of R. 3, Syracuse, died Sunday at his residence. He was born on June 29, 1925 in Ligonier, the son of Nollon and Ethel (Blake) Renner. On Feb. 19, 1966 in Ligonier, he married Mary Hunter. He was a lifetime Ligonier area resident and a WW II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Syracuse American Legion and VFW. Surviving are the wife; the mother in Ligonier; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Terry (Karen) Vanette of Angola and Mrs. Kenneth (Cynthia) Watson of Ligonier; a son, Kent of Corpus Christi, Texas; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Stutzman of Bronson, Mich., and Mrs. John (Frances) Stutzman of Cassopolis, Mich.; 3 brothers, Robert of Hartford City, Richard of Marrow, Ga., and Bill of Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1981
Renner Harold O, 51, of 600 Morton St., Ligonier, died April 3, 1977 in Goshen Hospital from cancer. He was owner-operator of Renner Sanitation in Ligonier and was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of WW II. He was born June 29, 1925 in Noble County, a son of Nollon and Ethel (Blake) Renner. On March 21, 1948 he was married to Lois Schlemmer in Ligonier. He had been a lifetime resident of the community. Surviving are the wife; a son, Todd, Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. Jody Yeager, Sturgis, Mich.; 2 grandchildren; his parents; 4 brothers, Robert, Hartford City, William, Fort Wayne, Richard, Atlanta, Ga., and Gerald, Syracuse; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Stutzman, Bronson, Mich., and Mrs. Johnny (Frances) Stutzman, Cassopolis, Mich. Memorial services will be April 8 in Ligonier United Methodist Church. His body had been donated to the Indiana University Medical Center. + 4-3-1977
Renner Mildred Lois, 84, of Ligonier, died Jan. 3, 2009 at Life Care Center in LaGrange. She was born June 23, 1924 in Noble County to Carl and Nellie (Barkley) Schlemmer. On March 21, 1948 she married Harold O. Renner at the Burr Oak Church. He died April 3, 1977. She was the Ligonier city clerk for 12 years, worked at the Ligonier Library and was the bookkeeper for her husband's business in Ligonier. She was a graduate of International Business College of Fort Wayne and Dayton Business College. Surviving are a son and his wife, Warren and Marie Renner of Ligonier; a daughter and her husband, Joanne and Myron Whitcomb of Sturgis, Mich.; 4 grandchildren; Christopher Yeager, Gabriel and Susie Renner, Mandy and David Maxwell and Jennifer Stewart; 5 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Helen Schlemmer of Ligonier; and 2 sisters, Nina Case of Ligonier and Lila Barkley of Almeta, Calif. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard and Ted Schlemmer; and 2 sisters, Esther Fisel and Carol Duesler. Memorial service Jan. 8 at Ulrey-Renner and Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-6-2009
Renner Nollon, 82, 203 E. 6th St., Ligonier, died today in the VA Hospital. The son of George and Barbara (Farver) Renner, he was born June 5, 1895 in Coshocton County, Ohio. He married Ethel Blake Sept. 13, 1917 in St. Joseph, Mich. He was retired from Wertheimer Seed Co., Ligonier, and was a self-employed plumber. He has lived in the Ligonier area since 1910 moving from Ohio. He was a member of American Legion Post 243, Ligonier. Survivors include the wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Stutzman, Bronson, Mich., and Mrs. John (Frances) Stutzman, Cassopolis, Mich.; 4 sons, Robert, Hartford City, Richard, Marrow, Ga., Gerald, Ligonier, and Bill, Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Paulus, Ligonier, and Mrs. Flossie Mehl, Elkhart; 25 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A son, Harold, died earlier this year. Funeral Saturday in Werker-Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Renninger Cecilia E, 83, died Feb. 7 in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was a native of Hoagland and had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. Surviving are four daughters, Sister Theresa, O.S.F., Avilla, Sister Marilyn, O.S.F., Mokena, Ill., Gertrude Brames, Monroeville, Mich., and Ruth Maldeney, Hoagland; five sons, Eugene F., Henry J., Arthur C., and Richard J., all Fort Wayne, and Robert J. Renninger, Yoder; two sisters, Marie Colligan, Fort Wayne and Sister Frances Hoffman, O.S.F., Mokena; two brothers, Dr. Arthur F. and Joseph J. Hoffman, both Fort Wayne; and 39 grandchildren. Services Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial, St. Joseph Cemetery. ~ 2-14-1989 + 2-7-1989
Rensberger Clytie M, 84, died at the Lutheran Home Thursday. She had formerly lived at 616 W. Williams St. She was born Feb. 24, 1901 to Alvin and Emma Baker. In Nov. 1930 in Bluffton she married Raymond Rensberger. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Barbara Jacobson of Conoga Park, Calif.; a son, John of Kokomo; a sister, Hazel Voyles of Salem; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-29-1985
Rensberger Donald W, 71, of 228 Olive St., Cromwell, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1914 in Morning Sun, Iowa to John and Bertha (Seelers) Rensberger. On Sept. 4, 1941 in Iowa he married Jene Glaspell. A Cromwell resident since 1975, he moved from Davenport, Iowa. A WW II Army veteran, he had been an assembler for International Harvester and was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Nancy Cripe of Cromwell; a sister, Mildred Wiese; and 2 brothers, Robert and Charles, all of Davenport; and 2 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-27-1986
Rensberger Harry H, 68, R. 1, died yesterday at McCray Hospital. He was born July 15, 1908 in Kendallville to Henry J. and Otie (Couts) Rensberger. He married Ruth Casselman June 18, 1975 in Hillsdale, Mich. He was a retired foreman after 43 years at Newnam Foundry. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Sharon) Pankop, R. 1, Mrs. Larry (Prudence) Emmons, R. 3, Nappanee; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Calvin Strom, Puerto Rico; one brother, Raymond, Kendallville; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Rensberger Jeane E, 81, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. She was born November 5, 1917 in Davenport, Iowa to Rev. Albert and Lilly (Ainsley) Glaspell. On September 4, 1941 in Davenport she married Donald Rensberger. He died in 1986. She moved to Cromwell in 1975 and had been a registered nurse and worked in a physician's office until her retirement. She was a member of the Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Cripe of Cromwell; 2 sisters, Beatrice Neal of LeClaire, Iowa, and Marjorie Mason of Ill.; and 2 grandsons, David and Shawn Cripe. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-7-1999
Rensberger Laurel Edith, 59, R. 1, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from cancer. She was born June 22, 1913 in Garrett to Charles W. and Maude (Ward) West and was married in Elkhart March 9, 1929 to Harry H. Rensberger. She was a resident here 44 years, moving from Garrett. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Sharon) Pankop, R. 1, and Mrs. Larry (Prudence) Emmons, R. 3, Nappanee; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vernice Cramer and Mrs. Glenn (Babe) Helbert, Garrett; a brother, Ward, Leesburg; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1973
Rensberger Mary (Scoles) died at her home at Walkerton last Thursday. One week to the day she was a happy bride and rejoiced in the double wedding with her sister Mattie. On Tuesday she was taken ill and gradually grew worse until Thursday when she died. For nearly 2 years previous to her marriage and death she, together with her sister, Mrs. W. D. Decker, carried on a successful millinery establishment in the Banner block. The funeral occurred from her home at Walkerton last Saturday. + No date
Rensberger Raymond A, 93, of Kendallville, died Friday in his residence. He was born in Kendallville on January 26, 1903 to Henry and Otta (Couts) Rensberger. He married Clytie Baker and she died August 29, 1985. A lifetime area resident, he retired as foreman of the receiving department of McCray Refrigerator Co. where he had been employed 50 years. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Jacobsen of Canoga Park, Calif.; a son, John of Kokomo; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harry and Russell. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-15-1996
Rensberger Richard R, 81, died unexpectedly Thursday in his Kendallville home. He was born in Kendallville September 30, 1917 to Russell J. and Bessie (Shelt) Rensberger. On May 13, 1966 in Kendallville he married Cynthia Nowels. He had been in data processing at McCray Refrigeration Co. for 35 years and at Levin & Sons in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, F&AM 276, Elks Lodge 1194 and Noble Chapter 122 OES. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Jan) Noll of Angola; 4 sons, Chris Rensberger of Raleigh, N.C., Mark Rensberger of Kendallville, Terry Furlow of Rome City and Gary Furlow of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-4-1999
Rensch Ansel E "Al", R. 2, Albion (Merriam) died April 29, 1969 in McCray Hospital. He was born April 17, 1894 in North Baltimore, Ohio. He was married to Myrtle Knight at Fostoria, Ohio. She died in 1944. In 1945 he was married to Cleo Kichler of Fort Wayne. They moved to Merriam 15 years ago from Grand Rapids, Mich. and operated Alís Grocery until 3 years ago. Survivors include the widow; one son, Clifford of Tiffin, Ohio; 3 daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Becker of Fostoria, Ohio, Mrs. Joyce Wilson of Washington D.C. and Mrs. Janice Fenn of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Walter of Findlay, Ohio. One brother, George, preceded him in death. Funeral at Sheets Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1969
Rensch Cleo, 74, formerly of Merriam, died Dec. 2, 1978 at LaGrange Hospital. She was born in Noble County to Jacob and Hettie (Rapp) Kichler and on July 7, 1945 married Ansel E. Rensch. They operated a grocery store in Merriam from 1955 to 1969. He died in April 1969. Surviving are one stepson, Clifford Rensch, Fostoria, Ohio; 3 stepdaughters; one brother, Tony, Merriam; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Chester (Sylvia) Keister, Albion, Mrs. Mabel McNeal, Kimmell, Mrs. Wayne (Dorothy) Mayfield, Merriam, and Mrs. Lewis (Dora) Smith, R. 8, Columbia City. Funeral last Friday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-2-1978
Rensch Emma, about 70, died in front of her home near Ripley July 16 when struck by an automobile driven by Wilmer Walters. The aged lady had crossed the highway to get her mail and was unaware of the oncoming machine. She was a lifelong resident of the Avilla community and is survived by several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Lewis, died 16 years ago. + 7-?-1941
Rensch Eugene F was born Oct. 6, 1879 and died March 11, 1966. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, March 14. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 3-?-1966
Rensch Henry, son of Jacob and Anna Rensch, was born in Morrow County, Ohio Nov. 12, 1846 and died at his home in Noble County July 31, 1904, aged 57 years, 8 months and 19 days. He came to the state of Indiana in March 1868 and was married to Almira Keller of Jefferson Twp May 2, 1869. They had 3 sons and one daughter, all of whom, together with a wife, 2 grandchildren, one sister, and 2 brothers are left. He joined the Merriam Christian Church Dec. 30, 1893. Funeral at Burr Oak Church Aug. 2. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 7-31-1904
Rensch Lettie J, 86, 308 S. Liberty St., Albion, died Saturday (d. 5-24-1975) at Sacred Heart Home. Funeral was today in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. She was born Dec. 6, 1888 in Noble County to Theodore and Carrie (Henry) McCoy. Her husband, Orvie, preceded her in death. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Surviving are one brother, Chauncey McCoy, Albion; one grandson, John Seely, Albion; 2 great-grandchildren. + 5-?-1975
Rensch Lewis was born Sept. 15, 1870 and died at his late home about 4 miles west of Avilla, March 18, 1925, after an illness extending over a period of about 6 weeks. He was the son of Henry and Almira Rensch and his entire life was spent in Noble County and was 54 years, 6 months and 3 days of age. He was married July 17, 1908 to Emma Moree of Allen Twp, who survives. He was an energetic and prosperous farmer. Though he was not ill many weeks yet his suffering was intense. Besides his companion, he leaves two brothers, Orville of Albion and Eugene living near Albion; one sister, Mrs. Wilbur Easterday, living in Colorado Springs. Services at his residence. Burial at Kendallville. ~ 3-26-1925 + 3-?-1925
Rensch Orvie Wilbert, son of Henry and Almira Rensch, was born in Noble County Oct. 19, 1885 and died at his home in Albion, Aug. 11, 1945 at the age of 59 years, 9 months and 22 days. On May 12, 1906 he married Lettie McCoy. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ellsworth Seely, and one grandson of near Albion; one sister, Mrs. Anna Easterday of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one brother, Eugene of Kendallville. He spent his entire life around Albion. He had been employed by the B&O Railroad for 25 years. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Aug 13. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1945
Rensner Alice L, 51, of Kimmell, died Sunday at Goshen Hospital. Born Jan. 9, 1935, she was the daughter of George and Vivian (Kerrick) Hudson. On July 5, 1953, she married Donald Rensner. She was assistant head cook at West Noble High School. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, Forrest, Kevin and Carl of Kimmell, and Russell of West Chicago, Il.; 2 grandchildren; and a brother, Charles of Chicago. Funeral Tuesday at Sparta Church of Christ. Burial in Illinois. + 11-23-1986
Rensner Erich Ed, 71, R. 1, Kimmell, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. He was born Jan. 19, 1906 in East Germany to Paul and Julia Rensner. On Jan. 26, 1928 he married Erma Ponko in Chicago. He had resided in Kimmell 4 Ĺ years after moving here from Chicago. A retired electrician, he was a member of St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago. Survivors include his wife; 3 sons, Erich Jr., Clark Ridge, Ill., Donald, West Chicago, and Richard, R. 1, Kimmell; one brother, Gustav, Chicago; and 10 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1977
Rensner Erma A, 87, died Friday at Goshen Hospital. She was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ and had been employed as a factory worker. She was born July 23, 1909 in Goshen to Herman Otto and Birdie Gertrude (Arehart) Ponko. On January 26, 1927 she married Erich E. Rensner in Chicago. He died in 1977. Surviving are 3 sons, Erich E of Park Ridge, Ill., Donald G. of Speedwell, Tenn., and Richard R. of Kimmell; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Funeral Monday at Sparta United Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-18-1997
Rensner Karla Kay, 39, of Churubusco, died Nov. 20, 2005 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 26, 1966 in Huntington County to David Olin and Dorothy (Stetzel) Souers. She married Mark Richard Rensner on June 27, 1992 in Huntington. She graduated from Huntington North High School and received an associate's degree in accounting from International Business College. She worked for 20 years at Aunt Millie's bakery in accounts payable and was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ. Surviving are her parents, Dorotha Souers of Huntington and David Souers of Miss.; her husband; 2 sons, Jacob and Noah. She was preceded in death by grandparents, William Dale and Bernice Stetzel. Services Wednesday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. ^ 11-22-2005
Rensner Virgie, 61, died April 3, 2005 at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. Born in Kentucky, she retired to Florida. Surviving are sons, Timothy Patton (Steve Hardiek) of Cape Canaveral, Fl., Daniel Patton (Rhonda Slone) of Avilla; daughter, Teresa Hess of Fort Wayne; mother, Myrtle Burkett of Kimmell; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Tammy Burkett of Goshen and Glo Amburgey of Okla. She was preceded in death by her father, 3 sisters and 6 brothers. She was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church where services were held. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 4-7-2005
Repine Bertha Ellen, 63, died Feb. 2. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker, born at Wyandotte, Ohio May 21, 1874. When a child of 5 she came with the family came to Indiana. At the age of 20 she was married to Andrew Lamiller. They had two children, Mrs. Bessie A. Parker, who died in Feb. 1935, and Charles Lamiller of near Albion. In 1919 Mr. Lamiller died at the home in York Twp and in 1931 she married H. J. Repine of Kendallville. He survives, with a sister, Mrs. Walter Walling of Kendallville; a brother, Charles of Los Angeles, Cal.; and 3 grandchildren. She was a member of United Brethren Church at Albion. Funeral at the U. B. Church Friday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1938
Repine Elizabeth (Wycoff) was born in Ashland County, Ohio Dec. 27, 1836. Died Oct. 26, 1903, aged 66 years 9 months and 29 days. She married Joseph P. Repine Oct. 2, 1855. They had 5 sons and one daughter, all of whom survive. Also remaining are 2 brothers and one sister. Funeral at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-6-1903
Repine Herbert J, 91, was found dead May 13, 1958 in the basement of his home at Rome City, the victim of a heart attack. He had been painting a boat in the yard of his home and had gone to the basement shortly before suffering the heart attack. He was born north of Kendallville and was a former resident of that city. He had lived in Rome City for 12 years. Surviving are the widow, the former Mary Addis, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1958
Repine Jennie, 64, wife of Homer Repine, was found dead in her home by her husband Friday when he returned from the fields where he had been engaged at work. The family resides west of Swan. She was a former resident of Wolcottville, the daughter of the late Jacob Matthews. Surviving are the husband; a son, Cecil, farmer residing south of here; and a sister, Mrs. Edith Strecker, Wolcottville. Funeral Monday from the late home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-10-1934
Repine John Cribs was born in Punkstonn, Armstrong County, Pa. May 4, 1831; and died at Rome City Dec. 16, aged 75 years 7 months and 12 days. When 13 years of age he with his parents moved to Richland County, Ohio, and some years afterward he came to LaGrange County. On July 24, 1853 he married Margaret J. Vine of South Milford. They had 4 children, Clinton E., Emily A., Cora B., and Roena M. The father was the first to die. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Wolcottville. On Aug. 16, 1864 he enlisted in the 21st Indiana Heavy Artillery and served until the close of the war. He leaves the wife and 4 children, one brother, 2 sisters, 8 grandchildren. Funeral from the home. Burial, LaGrange Cemetery. ^ 12-20-1906
Repine Joseph P, son of John Repine, was born in Armstrong County, Pa. Aug. 31, 1827; went with his parents to Ohio in 1842. In 1847 he returned to Penn., remaining there until 1852 when he came to Kendallville. In Oct. 1855 he married Elizabeth Wycoff and they had 5 sons and one daughter. The wife and one son preceded him. He leaves 2 sisters, 4 sons, one daughter and 9 grandchildren. ^ 11-5-1908
Repine Mary Addis, about 84, died Aug. 17, 1965 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Guthrie in Albion, where she had made her home the past several months. She was a native of Noble County and had been a resident of the Rome City and Wolf Lake communities. She was born Jan. 27, 1881, a daughter of Christopher and Nancy Simmons Huff. Also surviving are 2 more daughters, Mrs. Edna Wood and Mrs. Lucille DeCamp of Albion; and one son, Lawrence of Wolf Lake; 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1965
Replogle Agnes, 67, Michigan City, sister of Frank and Mike Walt, died Friday in St. Anthonyís Hospital in Michigan City of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Walt. Surviving are six brothers, three sons and eight grandchildren. ~ 9-4-1969
Replogle Brandon A, 18, of Kimmell, died Feb. 23, 2010 from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident. He attended the Ligonier Evangelical Church. He was born Jan. 3, 1992 in Indianapolis to Charles and Victoria (Whitaker) Replogle. Surviving are his parents; 2 brothers, Cristopher and Julie Replogle of Garrett and Aaron and Amanda Replogle of Garrett; a sister, Brittany Replogle of Kimmell; his grandparents, Lois Replogle and Gene and Becky Whitaker. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert D. Replogle Funeral Saturday at Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-25-2010
Replogle Clifford R, 50, R. 1, Milford, died Oct. 11 at his home. He was born in Milford on Oct. 8, 1927 and was married Aug. 29, 1948 to Louise Lentz, who died Nov. 7, 1972. He then married June Custer March 2, 1975. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons, Stephen and Dennis of Milford; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Pam Custer at home, Mrs. Ron Richards, Plainfield, Mrs. John Zolman, Warsaw; 2 stepsons, Randy and Danny Rensbottom of Claypool; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Oliver and John of Milford; 4 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Loosmore, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Floyd Walsh, Goshen, Mrs. Max Newcomer, Nappanee, and Mrs. Gilbert Hawkins, Milford. He was owner of the Union 76 Station, Milford, and was a member of Milford Christian Church and Syracuse VFW. He served in the U. S. Army and was active in sponsoring and coaching youth athletics. Funeral Friday at Milford Christian Church. Burial, Milford Cemetery. + 10-11-1977
Replogle Laura, 78, wife of George Replogle, 88, of Kimmell, died in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, today of injuries received at today when the tractor on which she was riding with her husband was struck at a crossing one-half mile east of Kimmell by a B&O freight train. On approaching the crossing she apparently saw the approaching train and in an effort to speed up the tractor to clear the tracks, reached over and retarded the gas instead of increasing it on the tractor, resulting in its stalling on the tracks. Her husband was unable to get it started and leaped just before the impact. + 9-11-1954
Replogle Richard D, 55, of Ligonier, died March 1, 2005 at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System in Fort Wayne. He had been an aircraft mechanic with the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Air Force for 14 years. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post, VFW, Disabled American Veterans and Sparta Church of Christ. He was born Nov. 4, 1948 in Wolf Lake to Robert and Lois (Gorsuch) Replogle. Surviving are his parents in Kimmell; 2 daughters, Wendy Burt of Ligonier and Rachel Hewitt of Abilene, Texas; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Jean of Kendallville, Chuck and Vicki of Kimmell and Bobby and Luann of Topeka; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindi and Mike Halsey of Kimmell and Wendy and Dave Smith of Ligonier; and 5 grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, later. ^ 3-3-2005
Replogle Robert D, 82, of Kimmell, died April 8, 2005 in Kendallville Manor Health Care. He had worked as a brakeman for the B&O and CSX railroads and had been a self-employed wallpaper hanger for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of Stone's Hill Community Church, Cromwell Masonic Lodge, West Noble American Legion Post, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine and Scottish Rite, Noble County Shriner's club and Keystone Cops. He was born Dec. 20, 1922 in St. Petersburg, Fla. to William and Elizabeth (Owens) Furkis. On May 29, 1943 in Denver, Colo., he married Lois Gorsuch. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Jean of Kendallville, Robert and LuAnn of Ligonier, and Charles and Vicki of Kimmell; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lucinda and Mike Halsey and Wendy and Dave Smith of Ligonier; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise Furkis and Dorothy and Bill Foster of Ligonier; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard; and a brother, Peter. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-10-2005
Rerick Verne D, 3 years and 11 months, son of John D. and Mattie Benfield Rerick, died at their home in Kendallville on Sept. 3, 1886 from scarlet fever. A brief service was held at the LaGrange Cemetery. + 9-3-1886
Resak Barbara M, 61, Albion, died this morning (d. 5-31-1989) in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in LaGrange County Aug. 6, 1927, she was the daughter of Russell and Theola (Kingsley) North. On Aug. 23, 1964 in Fort Wayne, she married Michael Resak. She was a retired cashier for Kroger Co., a member of Green Center United Methodist Church, Eagles Auxiliary, and a Red Cross volunteer. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Ann Kreger of Albion; and 3 brothers, Max of Racine, Wis., Richard of Wolcottville, and Donald of Howe. Services Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. + 5-31-1989
Resler Barbara died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mirl Rouch on E. Van Buren St. She was born in Licking County, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1848, a daughter of Adam and Mary Hile Smith. She came to Noble County when a little girl. On Feb. 17, 1857 she married Ruben Resler, who died 7 years ago last Jan. They were the parents of 9 children, 3 of whom survive, Mrs. Frank Fuller, Ligonier, Ira of Noble County, and Mrs. Mirl Rouch; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was the last of 5 children. She was a member of United Brethren Church. Funeral Thursday at Merriam Church with burial in the church cemetery. + 3-?-1924
Resler Clara A, about 76, died Dec. 9, 1957 in her home in Noble Twp from a heart ailment. She was born in Green Twp and was a lifelong resident of Noble County. She was a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren. Surviving are the husband, Ira C.; one son, Don of Merriam; one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Shively of Churubusco; 2 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Clarence Bowers of Winter Park, Fla. Funeral will be this afternoon at a funeral home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1957
Resler Cornelius was born in Medina County, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1852, the son of Jacob and Sarah Eby Resler and was one of a family of 6 children, one sister and 3 brothers, together with the parents, having preceded him in death. One brother, J. I. of Pomona, Cal., survives him. When 10 years of age he came to Noble County where he lived until his death, June 25, 1923, aged 70 years, 7 months and 3 days. In 1875 he was married to Susan Frick. They had 5 children, one child and the wife having died many years ago. Those left are Edward of Wawaka, Loy of Churubusco, Mrs. Lulu Smith and Mrs. Maude Richey of near Columbia City. In 1893 he married Mrs. Rebecca Glass. They had one daughter, Elta, and she and her mother survive. He is also survived by 3 stepchildren, William Glass, Mrs. Bessie Haney and Mrs. Della Edwards, all of near Albion; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. + 6-?-1923
Resler Donald E, 85, of R. 2, Albion, died Jan. 26 at Kenney Health Care Center, Ligonier. He was born Dec. 25, 1901 in Noble County to Ira and Bertha Brown Resler. He married Opal Winebrenner on Nov. 28, 1929. They lived in the Merriam area and on their present farm for the past 40 years. She died Nov. 15, 1979. He farmed all of his life in Noble County until retiring in 1972. He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and Charter Oak Community Church. Surviving are a stepson, Hobert Winebrenner of R. 2, Albion; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and a sister, Daisy Shively. Services Jan. 29 at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-26-1987
Resler Edward G, about 75, (b. 12-26-1875) of Burr Oak, died Oct. 20, 1951 at McCray Hospital following a series of heart attacks. Surviving are the widow, Nellie; 2 sons, Floyd of Wawaka, and Eston of Walkerton; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother, Loy of Churubusco; a sister, Mrs. Lulu Smith of Kimmell; and a half-sister, Mrs. Paul Swihart of Albion. Funeral Monday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1951
Resler Eston "Nick", only brother of county treasurer Floyd Resler, died March 24, 1965 at Walkerton, Ind. Only other survivor is his wife, Ann. + 3-4-1965
Resler Fannie M, 78, of R. 1, Churubusco, died today at Whitley County Hospital. Born in Allen County Dec. 19, 1907, she was the daughter of Wesley and Bertha (Robinson) Roberson. On July 5, 1928 in Columbia City, she married Kenneth Resler, who died in 1975. A lifetime Churubusco resident, she was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and OES No. 136 in Churubusco. Surviving are 2 sons, Clarence and Arthur of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kermit (Gladys) McCoy of Churubusco; and Mrs. James (Esther) Friskney of Albion; a brother, Carl of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-30-1985
Resler Floyd D, 83, former Avilla resident, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital. He was a retired farmer and Noble County treasurer and a member of Ligonier Masonic Lodge. He was born June 18, 1889 in Indiana, the son of Edward and Ella (Black) Resler. He married Hazel Bolley in 1920 in Rome City. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Carol Mae Jordan, Fort Wayne; one son, Virgil L. of Wawaka; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One brother, Esten, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. ~ 12-2-1982 + 11-28-1982
Resler Glema L, 76, died Jan. 2, 2001 at the home of her daughter, Anita L. Wilson, of Oliver Lake in LaGrange County. She was born Oct. 21, 1924 in Kendallville to Merle and Ruth (Rhea) Lauer. She married Virgil "Jack" Resler on May 14, 1943 in Wawaka. A 1943 graduate of Rome City High School, she had been employed by Wolcottville IGA and at Pent Electric in Wolcottville. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 381 in Rome City. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Debra Resler of Los Angeles; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Paul Wilson of LaGrange, Kaye and Tom Schnurr of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jean and Charles Price of Wolcottville; a brother and sister-in-law, Philip and Mabel Lauer of Phoenix; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-3-2001
Resler Hazel B, 86, died (d. 3-4-1986) at the Town House Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 20, 1900, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Hill) Bolley. She married Floyd Resler June 27, 1910. He died November 1981. She was a lifetime Noble County resident and had worked for her husband during the time he was Noble County treasurer. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Jordan, Sarasota, Fla.; one son, Virgil, Wawaka; two sisters, Evelyn Gombert, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Esther Oliver of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Merrel, Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services March 7 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 3-13-1986 + 3-4-1986
Resler Jacob died May 16, 1897. He was born in Indiana County, Penn., April 5, 1819, and at the time of his death was aged 78 years, 1 month and 7 days. When he was four years old he came with his parents to Stark County, Ohio. He married Sarah Eley Aug. 26, 1843, and they had 5 boys and one girl. Two of the sons preceded him in death. In 1863 he removed to Noble County and has resided there since that time. His wife, Sarah, died in April 1878. He was again married July 23, 1883 to Rebecca Knox, who survives him. Three sons and one daughter survive, Ruben and Cornelius living south of Albion, Isaac living a few miles east of Brimfield, and Anna Smith residing in Michigan. He with his wife united with the church of his choice in 1887. Funeral May 18 at German Baptist Church west of Brimfield. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 5-16-1897
Resler Kenneth J, 67, R. 1, Churubusco, was dead on arrival Monday at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born May 7, 1908 in Noble County to Loy and Effie Budd Resler and was married to Fannie Roberson July 5, 1928. He lived all his life in Noble County and was a farmer, self-employed trucker and a dealer for V. C. Fertilizer Co. He was a member of the Charter Oak Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Clarence and Arthur, Churubusco; and 4 grandchildren. Services this afternoon at Krider-Bair Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1975
Resler Loy E, 80, died at his home Oct. 7, 1959. A retired farmer, he was born in Noble County, the son of Cornelius and Susanah Frick Resler, and lived in Albion for 6 years coming here from Green Twp. He is survived by his wife and one son, Kenneth; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Guy Kniss of Churubusco, Mrs. Lula Smith of Kimmell; and a half-sister, Mrs. Elta Swihart of Albion. He was a member of Charter Oak Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1959
Resler Luella, 56, died at her home in Elkhart Twp Wednesday. Survivors are the husband, Ed; and two sons. + 2-?-1937
Resler Nellie M, about 78, (b. 3-24-1878) a resident of the Burr Oak community, died May 14, 1956 at McCray Hospital while undergoing surgery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Edwards and Mrs. Verlin Huntsman of Albion; 2 sons, Harry of Albion and Hubert of Fort Wayne; 2 stepsons, Floyd of Wawaka, and Eston of Walkerton; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Effie Dull of Quincy, Mich.; and 2 brothers, Fred Ott of Albion and Orlando Ott of Manistique, Mich. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church where services were held this afternoon. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1956
Resler Opal K, 74, of R. 2, Albion, died Thursday at Goshen Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1904 in Noble County, she was a daughter of Melvin and Ida Cunningham Winebrenner. On Nov. 29, 1929 she married Don Resler. They resided in Fort Wayne, later moved to Churubusco and moved to their farm home at Merriam in 1936. She was employed at General Electric, Fort Wayne, for 16 years and was a member of Blue River Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Don; one son, Hobert Winebrenner, R. 2, Albion; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ward Winebrenner of Hot Springs, Montana; 3 sisters, Mrs. Paul (Lucinda) Duffee, Churubusco, Mrs. Eva Egolf Churubusco, Mrs. Nellie Enslen, R. 3, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Resler Rebecca, 88, (b. 8-21-1861 - d. 9-18-1949) died at her home in Noble Twp 5 miles west of Wolf Lake Sunday from a heart attack. She was the widow of the late Cornelius Resler and was a charter member of Burr Oak Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son, Mrs. Bessie Haney, Mrs. Paul Swihart, William Glass, all of near Albion; 5 grandsons, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild. Services Tuesday at Burr Oak Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 9-?-1949
Resler Virgil L "Jack", 89, formerly of Wawaka, died May 24, 2010 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. He was born in Elkhart Twp on May 13, 1921 to Floyd and Hazel (Boley) Resler. He graduated from Wawaka High School and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He married Glema Lauer on May 14, 1943 in Wawaka. She died Jan. 2, 2001. He worked in the construction businees for about 30 years before retiring in 1982. He also owned and operated Indian Lakes Marina on Westler Lake for 19 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 381 and the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Deborah Resler of Moorpark, Calif.; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Anita and Paul Wilson of Oliver Lake, Kaye Schnurr of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jean and Charles Price of Cleveland, Ala.; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Bill Jordan of Astatula, Fla. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-26-2010
Ressler Claude, 31, a former resident of this city, died at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Monday of apoplexy. He was a resident of this city a number of years and while here worked at his trade as a blacksmith. He is survived by a son, Theron of this city, and a father, O. W. of Rochester, Ind. + 4-9-1917
Reuille Barbara A, 56, formerly of Albion, died November 21, 2002 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Fort Wayne on May 5, 1946 to James and Louise (Erne) Reuille. Surviving are one brother, Jim of Kendallville, and one sister, Mary of Avilla. She was a unit clerk at Parkview Hospital for over 19 years. She lived in the community since moving from Middleton, Ohio in 1972. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla where services were held. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 12-5-2002
Reuille James F, 64, R. 3, Albion, died Friday in McCray Hospital of a heart condition. He was a retired tool and die manager at Phillips Corp., Albion. He had lived here for the past 8 years after moving from Middletown, Ohio. He had been in the retail hardware business in Middletown and Delphos, Ohio. He was born Sept. 24, 1915 in Monroeville, Ind., the son of John and Catherine (Reising) Reuille. On Oct. 8, 1940 he married Louise Erne in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Barbara and Mary of Fort Wayne; a son, James Jr., Madison, Wis.; and 2 brothers, Bernard and John; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Kelty of Fort Wayne. Funeral mass Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville, where he was a member. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 1-?-1980
Reulle James R Jr, 70, of Kendallville, died May 10, 2012, at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. He was born in Fort Wayne on January 29, 1942, to James F. Reuille and Louise C. (Erne) Reuille. He was a 1960 graduate from St. Johnís High School in Delphos, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a truck driver.  Survivors include one sister, Mary Reuille of Avilla. Funeral May 14 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 5-12-2012
Reuille Louise Cora, 76, of rural Albion, died January 23, 1991 at McCray Hospital. She was born April 24, 1914, the daughter of Wilber L. and Eura (Ellis) Erne in Columbia City. She married James F. Reuille on October 8, 1940 in Fort Wayne. He died in January 1980. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla. Surviving are one son, James of Albion; 2 daughters, Barbara and Mary Louise of Avilla; and one brother, Robert L. Erne of Huntington. Catholic mass services Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Avilla. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 1-23-1991
Rex Allen John, 70, Washington Twp, died Wednesday in Whitley County Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1902 in Troy Twp, Whitley County, he was the son of Daniel and Martha Jane (Bowlby) Rex. He married Opal Salmon April 14, 1923 in Columbia City. A retired carpenter and farmer, he lived in Troy Twp until March 1947 when he moved to Noble County. Surviving are his wife; a son, Jack A., Columbia City; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday in J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 8-?-1972
Rex Berniece, about 52, of 412 Lincolnway West, Ligonier, a member of the staff of the Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne, was fatally injured Jan. 2, 1952 as her car skidded on slippery Highway 33 about 500 feet south of its junction with State Road 102 in front of a loaded auto transport truck. She is survived by 4 sons, Walter Jr., and Edward of Ligonier, Joe of Tri Lakes and George with the Army in Texas; 3 grandchildren; and her father, Ed Compton. + 1-?-1952
Rex Berniece E, 93, of Columbia City, died Feb. 20, 2012 at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. She was a 1936 graduate of Wolf Lake High School. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel.  She was born Oct. 21, 1918 in Noble Twp to John and Sophia (Fankhouser) Young. She married Luther E. Rex on Jan. 21, 1939. Surviving are 2 daughters, Beth Crampton of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Alice McNeal of Avilla; 2 sons, Bruce (Lucinda) Rex of Columbia City and Alan Rex of Albion; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a great-granddaughter, Alisha Handshoe; a sister, Thelma Young; and a brother, Preston Young. Funeral Friday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 2-21-2012
Rex Betty, 71, died Monday in Medco Center, Fort Wayne. She had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne and had been a waitress at several restaurants. Her first husband, Henry N.L. Geiger, died in 1941. She then married Howard Rex. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Connie Brewer of Decatur; 2 sons, Joe Geiger of New Haven and Tony Rex of Woodburn; a sister, Olive Staniford of Akron; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 10-20-1991
Rex Charles, about 67, of R. 4, Albion, was found dead at the wheel of his car Thursday after his car had left the road and crashed into a tree on State Road 109 and a county road about 5 miles south of Wolf Lake. He apparently suffered a heart attack. He was born near Syracuse but had been a resident of Noble Twp most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Columbia City Aerie of the FOP. He is survived by 4 sons, Luther of Noble Twp, Howard of Fort Wayne, and James and Fred of Columbia City; 3 daughters, Mrs. Hollie Harrison of Goshen, Mrs. Leon Carmin of Columbia City, and Mrs. William Hull of Union Twp in Whitley County; 13 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Daniel of Etna and Jesse of Syracuse; and a sister, Mrs. Hollis Boggs of South Whitley. Funeral Sunday at the funeral home in Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 1952
Rex Clarence, 68, 305 State St., White Pigeon, died March 7 in Elkhart Hospital. He was born in Ligonier on Sept 4, 1911. He was a millwright for 37 years for the White Pigeon Paper Co., retiring in 1973. He married Jane Baker on Nov. 7, 1936 in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; a son, Blaine of Decatur, Mich.; 2 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gloyd (Gertie) Meroney, Mrs. Ethel Shireman and Mrs. Lillian Fidler of Ligonier; and a brother, Walter of Ligonier. Four brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Farrand Funeral Home. Burial, White Pigeon Cemetery. + 3-?-1980
Rex Earlis C, 67, of Ligonier, died Jan. 28, 2001 at St. Joe Regional Medical Center, South Bend. She was born Oct. 15, 1933 in White Pigeon, Mich. to Theodore and Uteve (James) Mowat. She was a graduate of Ligonier High School and worked at Millennium Industries, Ligonier. She was a member of Ligonier Church of Christ and a charter member of Noble County Emergency Medical Services, Unit 5. In March 1955 she married Richard R. Rex in Goshen. He died Jan. 30, 1996. Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Sherron Rex of Cromwell and Richard and Donna Rex of Oxnard, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Trudy; 3 sisters, Leota Long of Cromwell, Alice Johnson of Ligonier and Lynne Douglass of Wolf Lake; 7 grandchildren, Brandie, Heather, Lacy, Shannon, Jonathan, Doug and Chad; and 5 great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Ashlen, Ean, Gregory and Cameron. She was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore Mowat. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-29-2001
Rex Edward A, 67, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. He was born February 19, 1925 in Ligonier, the son of Walter and Berniece (Compton) Rex. He graduated in 1942 from Ligonier High School and in 1975 retired from the U. S. Marine Corps after 30 years. He was a veteran of WW II, the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Surviving are a son, Tony of Georgia; a sister, Lynn Rex of Buford, S.C.; 3 brothers, Walter of Ligonier, Joseph of Palm Springs, Calif., and George of Newport Beach, Calif.; and 3 grandchildren. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home. + 7-19-1992
Rex Fred Hugh, 72, died November 14, 1992 at Whitley County Hospital. He was born August 24, 1920, a son of Charles and Tessie May Pressler Rex in rural Albion. He attended Wolf Lake public schools and served in the Army during WW II. On January 6, 1945 he married Madalyn Ann Morrissey. He retired from ABF Trucking Co. in 1979, where he had been an over-the-road driver. He was a member of FOE 1906, Post 98 American Legion and Post 5582 VFW. Surviving are his wife; 3 children, Sharon Fosnaugh and Peggy Rex of Columbia City, and J. R. Rex of Indianapolis; 2 grandchildren, Ginger R. and Brian Rex; 3 brothers Luther and Howard of Albion and James of Brimfield; 3 sisters, Marie Harrison of LaPorte, Mrs. Leon (Daisy) Carmin and Mary Gephart of Columbia City. Funeral November 17 with military honors by Post No. 98. + 11-14-1992
Rex Grant R, 68, Mrs. Francis (Suzanne) Fischer, R. 1, Avilla, has received word of the death of her uncle of Leslie, Mich. who died Sunday morning at Jackson Mercy Hospital, Jackson. He was a former resident of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife, Ina; a son, David, Southfield, Mich.; one sister, Olive Waddell, Three Rivers, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews, including Jack Squire, Brimfield and Joan Schlichtenmyer, Kendallville. Services Wednesday at the Luecht Funeral Home, Leslie, with burial there. ~ 3-18-1971 + 3-?-1971
Rex Howard, 66, 209 North St., died Tuesday at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 2, 1904 in Ligonier, the son of Austin and Julia Ann (Wyatt) Rex. He married Elsie Myers, who died in 1960. He had been a plumber and was a resident of Ligonier his entire lifetime. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James Hire, R. 3, Angola; one son, Lawrence (Dode), Ligonier; 3 sisters, Mrs. Floyd Meroney, Mrs. Carl Shireman and Mrs. Lillian Fidler of Ligonier; 3 brothers, Roy, Ligonier, Walter, Sturgis, Mich., and Clarence, White Pigeon, Mich. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Rex James Earl, 75, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born September 12, 1922 in Noble Twp, Noble County, to Charles and Tessie (Pressler) Rex. On May 26, 1951 in Columbia City he married Helen L. Bond. He attended Wolf Lake High School. He worked at several locations, retiring in 1995 as a truck driver for Lane Foundry. He was a member of Teamsters Local Union 363, Moose Lodge in Auburn, VFW in Kendallville and Rome City American Legion. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Judy Jones of Kendallville; grandchildren, Jennifer Jones, Mike and Tamatha Niccum; a great-grandson, Dalton Jones; a brother, Howard of Albion; 2 sisters, Mary Gephart of Columbia City and Marie Harrison of LaPorte. Funeral Saturday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 6-17-1998
Rex Louise Berry, 83, of Ligonier, died January 27, 2007 at her home. She graduated from Ligonier High School in 1941 and attended the University of Wisconsin, St. Mary's in South Bend, and graduated cum laude from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne in 1963. She taught at Ligonier Elementary School and at West Noble High School. She attended the Episcopal Church in Goshen and later at Lake Wawasee. She was born October 21, 1923 in Chicago to Harold and Louise Janes. Surviving are 4 children and spouses, Michael and Andrea Rex of Boston, Mass., Cynthia Rex of Bloomington, Jennifer and Bob Anderson of Fort Wayne, and Douglas and Leslie Rex of Carmel; a sister, Marge of San Mateo, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mary Janes; 6 grandchildren, Nathan, Caitlin, Emilie, Grace and Kevin Rex, and Abby Cunningham; 3 step-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-29-2007
Rex Lulu E, 80, of Ligonier, died today in Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born June 9, 1906 in Albion, the daughter of John and Mary (Burke) Conrad. In Ligonier she married Ralph Rex, who died in 1976. They had been married more than 50 years. A lifetime resident of the area, she formerly owned and operated Rex Ribbons, Ligonier, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Ligonier. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Irwin (Julia) Dobrunst of Ligonier, and Mrs. George (Janis) Mansfield of Angola; 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Trittipo of Wolcottville, and Bonnie Harper of Ligonier; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-2-1986
Rex Luther E, 81, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born February 11, 1912 in Noble County to Charles and Tessie May (Pressler) Rex. He was married to Berniece Young January 21, 1939 in the home of her parents. He worked at various Muncie, Whitley and Noble County locations, before ending at Magnavox in Fort Wayne in 1974. He attended Bug Island School and Wolf Lake School. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Beth Crampton of Huntington and Alice McNeal of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Bruce of Columbia City and Alan of Albion; 3 sisters, Marie Harrison of LaPorte, Mrs. Leon (Daisy) Carmin and Mary Gephart of Columbia City; 2 brothers, Howard of Albion and James of Brimfield; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred, and a great-granddaughter. Funeral Sunday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 8-5-1993
Rex Ralph O, 61, of 905 Sunnyside St., Ligonier, died Friday in Goshen Hospital. Born Sept. 20, 1906 in Ligonier, he married Lulu E. Conrad May 26, 1928. He was employed by Schrockís Florists and was a member of the Ligonier EUB Church and the Elks Lodge. Surviving are the widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Irvin Dobrunst of Ligonier and Mrs. Ralph Sigrist, Sturgis, Mich.; 7 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Roy and Howard of Ligonier, Walter of Sturgis, and Clarence of White Pigeon; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Floyd Meroney, Mrs. Carl Shireman and Mrs. Lillian Fidler of Ligonier. Services Monday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. + 2-?-1968
Rex Roy W, 79, R. 3, died Wednesday in the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne from cancer. He was born June 14, 1893 in Kendallville to Austin and Julia (Wyatt) Rex and lived his entire life in Ligonier. He was a retired rural mail carrier. On April 19, 1924, he was married to Treva Marshall in Centreville, Mich. He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of WW I. Surviving are the widow; a son, James, New Haven; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Mary Lou) Poyser, Elkhart, and Mrs. James (Betty) Tuvell, R. 3; three grandchildren; 2 brothers, Walter, Sturgis, Mich., and Clarence, White Pigeon, Mich.; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Floyd Meroney, Mrs. Ethel Shireman and Mrs. Lillian Fidler of Ligonier. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1972
Rex Treva O, 104, of Ligonier died Jan. 25, 2011, at her home of natural causes. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1923. She was born March 30, 1906, in Topeka to Orson O. and Cora (Gibson) Marshall. She married Roy W. Rex on April 19, 1924. He died in 1972. Surviving are a son, James L. (Patricia) Rex of Woodburn; 2 daughters, Betty Jane (Jim) Tuvell of Ligonier and Mary Lou Poyser of Ligonier; 4 grandchildren, Debbie (Richard) Tuvell-Thies, Lisa (Mark) Tuvell-Hauguel, Troy (Mindy) Rex of Grabill, and Todd (Laura) Rex; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Erma Price, Lois Carpenter and Orpha Deter; and a grandson, John Tuvell. Funeral Jan. 29 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-27-2011
Rex Walter A, 86, of Ligonier, died Friday in Heritage Manor Nursing Home. A retired carpenter, he was born Dec. 23, 1897 in Ligonier. Surviving are 4 sons, Walter Jr. of Ligonier, Edward and George of Calif., and Joseph of South Whitley; and 2 sisters, Gertie Meroney and Lillian Fidler of Ligonier. + 8-7-1984
Rex Walter A, 76, died Thursday in his Ligonier home. He was born August 15, 1923 in Ligonier to Walter and Bernice (Compton) Rex. He married Sue Lambright. He as a self-employed building contractor; a WW II U. S. Army Air Corps veteran and a member of the West Noble American Legion. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Michael of Boston, Mass., and Dr. Doug of Indianapolis; 2 daughters, Cynthia of Bloomington and Jennifer Anderson of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, George and Joe of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and 19 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward. Memorial service pending. + 10-14-1999
Rex Walter Ray, 71, of Route 4, Columbia City, died Tuesday in his home of a heart attack. He formerly resided on Van Scoyoc St. here. Surviving are the widow, Jessie; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Snyder; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Friday in St. Johnís EUB Church, Columbia City, with burial in the church cemetery. ~ 8-11-1960
Reyher Chris Mrs, 73, died at her home in Garrett, Sunday. She and her husband were former residents of this city but moved to Garrett soon after its establishment by the B&O Co. They are pioneers of this part of Indiana. In addition to her husband, 2 sons and one daughter, she leaves her 2 brothers, S. A. VanNiman of Jerome, O., and A. F. VanNiman of this city. Funeral at Garrett Tuesday. ^ 10-24-1910
Reyher Henry E, 80, died at his home in Kendallville Sunday. Funeral was Tuesday at the home. Burial, LaGrange Cemetery. He was a prominent merchant in Garrett, LaGrange and Kendallville. Surviving are his widow, one son and two daughters. + 8-?-1932
Reyher Jacob, 75, a business man of Kendallville, died at a hotel there Thursday, death being caused by an attack of heart failure which seized him just as he and his wife had seated themselves at a dining table. He was a thirty-second degree Mason. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son. ~ 12-18-1912
Reyher Mary B, 35, wife of Jacob, died in this city Sept. 24 of typhoid fever. Funeral Thursday at the Christian Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Edgerton, Ohio. ^ 10-1-1873
Reyher Mary Elizabeth died in March 1907. Funeral at the Reyher Hotel. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. A son, Clyde offered a floral wreath and pillow. + 3-1907
Reynolds Brandon T, 32, died in Ligonier on November 21, 2012. He was born on March 31, 1980, the son of Kim (Kreager) and Roger Reynolds in Goshen. He worked at Phend & Brown Excavating, Niblock, and plowed snow for Gable Schrock. He is survived by his son, Dominick Reynolds of Ligonier; his parents, Kim (Kreager) and Bub Durham of Ligonier, and Roger and Susan (Johnson) Reynolds of Wawaka; 2 sisters, Taya (Corey) Jacobs of Ligonier and Amanda Reynolds of Indianapolis; his grandparents, Colleen Kreager of Cromwell, Goldie Holland of Ligonier, Marge and Morris Durham of Ligonier, and Leana and Boyd Johnson of Middlebury. Funeral Nov. 26 at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-24-2012
Reynolds Clara was born Feb. 8, 1861 in York Twp. She died at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett, Feb. 25, 1930, having attained the age of 69 years and 17 days. She was the daughter of Nathan and Jannett Hubbard Niles and was the great-granddaughter of Leonard Plant, who was with Washington at the crossing of the Delaware. She married Orley H. Reynolds Nov. 21, 1882. They had Five children, Ralph who died in infancy, Mrs. W. F. Carver of Albion, Ind., Mrs. Arthur Chamberlain of Forest Grove, Mont., Mrs. Arthur McCoy of Albion, Mich., and Glen who died in 1918 in the U. S. Army Training Camp. The husband died Oct. 13, 1927. There are 6 grandchildren. She united with Sparta Christian Church. + 1-?-1930
Reynolds Frank, unmarried, a lifelong resident of the Albion area, died at the county infirmary Jan. 13 where he abided several years. Services Saturday at Bonham Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters. + 2-?-1941
Reynolds Glenn N, 24y2m3da, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Orley H. Reynolds, was born at his late home in York Twp Nov. 20, 1893.,  He died at San Antonio, Texas Jan. 23, 1918. He graduated with honors from Albion High School in 1913. He was amember of Sparta Christian Church. The winter of 1913 and 14 he spent at Tri-State College. He taught in York Twp during 1914-15. He managed the home farm for 2-1/2 years. He enlisted in the U. S. army Dec. 8 and became ill with ifluenza and fever while at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. He leaves his parents, 3 sisters, Hazel, Mrs. A. P. Chamberlain of Darrel, Montana, and Mrs. Arthur McCoy of Kimmell. * Ligonier Banner Feb. 1918 Contributed by Margaret Ott
Reynolds Hugh B, 85, of Fort Pierce, Fla., and formerly of Rome City, died Monday in Florida. He was born in Delphos, Ohio, on January 12, 1910 to Roland and Rose Nell (Custer) Reynolds. On October 18, 1930 in Fort Wayne he married Mercedes Irene Rife, who died April 20, 1994. He moved from Rome City to Florida in 1974, retired in 1973 as quality control engineer with General Electric in Fort Wayne. He, along, with his wife and brother, Richard L., founded West Lakes Marine Inc. in Rome City in 1960. The family still owns and operates the business today. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, William E., and Hugh B. Jr., both of Rome City; 2 brothers, Richard L. of Fort Pierce and Ralph Reed of Elkhart; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Hutchins Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-28-1995
Reynolds Hugh B Jr, 67, of Rome City, died January 27, 2000 in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was one of the owners of West Lakes Marina in Rome City, where he belonged to American Legion Post 381. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and F&AM Lodge 276 in Kendallville. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Avilla High School. He was born June 23, 1932 in Fort Wayne to Hugh B. Reynolds Sr. and Mercedes Irene (Rife) Reynolds. On December 23, 1987 he married Margaret (Kaiser) Ruble. She survives in Rome City. Also surviving are 2 sons, David of Wolcottville and Steven of Rome City; 3 daughters, Sharlene Heine of Rome City, Debbie Knox of Avilla and Sherri Ramey of Kendallville; a stepson, Barry Ruble of Kendallville; 2 stepdaughters, Darlene Holsinger of South Carolina and Cindy Wagner of Ligonier; a brother William E. of Rome City; and 11 grandchildren. Services in Hutchins Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 2-10-2000
Reynolds Jimmie L, 50, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Hindman, Ky., February 8, 1940, the son of John W. and Mae (Gayheart) Reynolds. In 1962 he married Betty Anglin. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Jackie (Brenda) Terry, Mrs. Chris (Roxanne) Poling and Mrs. Tim (Marjorie) Acker of Kendallville; 3 sons, Brian, Bobby and Jeff of Kendallville; a sister, Geneva Wicker of Wabash; and 9 grandchildren. Three sisters and 5 brothers preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Valentine Baptist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1990
Reynolds Lavesta B, about 69, (b. 1-17-1882 - d. 12-1-1951) widow of the late Archie Reynolds of Wolf Lake, was killed Dec. 1, 1951 at the Orange St. railroad crossing in Albion when the car in which she was riding with her son, Miles Reynolds together with his wife and two children, Marvin 16, and Nancy 13, was hit by a fast westbound B&O Railroad passenger train. Miles apparently failed to observe the flasher signals. Surviving are 2 more sons, Thomas and Stanley of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Mrs. George Ealing and Mrs. Earl Frederick of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Wells of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Stella McCandless of Lexington, Ky.; and one brother, William Cochran of Tucson, Ariz. Funeral Wednesday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery, Waynedale. + 12-?-1951
Reynolds Leona, 59, died from a heart attack Nov. 25, 1938 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Abel in Hobart, Ind. She was the daughter of Albert J. and Alice (Frazure) Denlar and was born in Albion where her early girlhood days were spent, then went to Napoleon, Ohio to reside with an aged couple named Mann where she was graduated from the city schools with unusual honors. She married W. T. Reynolds and for a number of years resided in South Chicago, then removed to Albion where they resided until early in this year. She was a member of Calumet Eastern Star in South Chicago. Last rites were held Sunday at Bonham Funeral Home. Surviving are the husband; the daughter; 2 grandchildren, Alan and Bruce Abel; one brother, Fred R. of Hobart; and the following cousins, Mrs. Maude Bowman of Albion, Mrs. A. C. Kimmell of Denver, Col., Mrs. B. G. Zimmerman of Deshler, Ohio, Mrs. Nannie Olmstead of West Alexandria, Ohio, Mrs. Ada Davis of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Herbert Eagles of South Bend, Mrs. Alpha Zollinger of Elkhart, O. P. Prickett and W. T. Marks of Albion. She was also a niece of Mrs. E. E. Prickett and George M. Frazure. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1938
Reynolds Margaret Elaine Ollie Ruble, 70, Middlebury, died June 10, 2003 at the home of her daughter, Cindy Wagner, with whom she resided. She was born in Basin, Wyo. January 19, 1933 to Alex and Thelma (Phillips) Kaiser. She married Farold Dalton Ruble in January 1948. He died January 6, 1962. She married Hugh B. Reynolds Jr. December 23, 1987. He died January 27, 2000. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Barry D. and Mona Ruble of Avilla; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Darlene Holsinger of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and Cindy and William A. Wagner of Middlebury; 2 brothers, Ernie Kaiser of Phoenix and Marvin Hart of Kendallville; a grandson, Steven Holsinger. Preceding her in death were a son, Kevin Ruble, and 2 grandchildren, Brian and Debra Holsinger. She was a homemaker and member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Rome City and Moose Lodge in Kendallville. Services in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 6-26-2003
Reynolds Mary Louise, 99, died Monday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She worked for 30 years in the resort hotel business, retiring in 1972 as secretary to the manager of Manor Hotel in Pinehurst, N.C. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett. Surviving are a son, John D. III of Delran, N.J., and three grandchildren. Services Thursday in Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 2-9-1987
Reynolds Mercedes Irene, 80, died Wednesday in Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. She was born September 3, 1913 in Rome City to Elmer and Jennie (Cobbs) Rife. On October 18, 1930 in Fort Wayne she married Hugh B. Reynolds. She moved to Fort Pierce in 1974 from Rome City. She, with her husband and brother-in-law, founded West Lakes Marine in Rome City in 1960. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, William E. and Hugh B. of Rome City; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her brother-in-law, Richard L. Reynolds. Three sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday in Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-20-1994
Reynolds Miles Estil "Stell", 63, Wolf Lake, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack. He had fallen on the ice earlier in the day and fractured his right wrist. He was born Sept. 12, 1909 in Lexington, Ky. and was married in Muncie Nov. 29 to Marjorie Hodge. He resided here since 1936 and retired from General Electric in January 1971 as a small motor specialist. He was a member of GE Quarter Century Club and Eagles Lodge in Fort Wayne. Surviving are the widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Roger (Nancy) Engle, R. 4, and Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Rathbun, R. 3; a son, Marvin, R. 4; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Vonerau and Mrs. Earl (Thresa) Fredrick of Fort Wayne; a brother, William, Fort Wayne; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home. Burial, South Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1972
Reynolds Orley H, son of Dudley H. and Harriet S. Parker Reynolds, was born in Greenwich, N.Y., April 28, 1855. He was one of a family of 11 children. Of this family only one remains, Frank W. of Albion. When quite young he came west with his fatherís family and has lived in Indiana almost all his life. He was educated in the common schools of Noble County and when a young man was a teacher. He was married to Clara Niles in 1882 and they had 5 children, 3 of whom with 6 grandchildren survive. Almost his entire married life was spent on the farm where he died and where his wife and his children were born. While engaged in general farming he was essentially a horticulturist. Funeral at Sparta Christian Church Sunday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. +10-?-1927
Reynolds R L "Bob" died in Houston, Texas. Services were held in Houston November 27. He married Beverly Wentworth in April 1949. She survives, along with 2 sons, Stephen of Houston and Gregory of San Diego. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1948. + 11-27-1993
Reynolds Richard L, 91, of Rome City, died Jan. 23, 2005 in the emergency room at LaGrange Hospital. He and his brother and sister-in-law, Hugh and Mercedes Reynolds, founded West Lakes Marine in Rome City in 1960. A veteran of the Army Air Force during WW II, he was born June 14, 1913 in Van Wert, Ohio to Rolland and Rosenelle (Custer) Reynolds. Surviving are a brother, Ralph Reed of Elkhart. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert, Hugh and Walter Reynolds. Services today at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-26-2005
Reynolds Steven C, 41, of Rome City, died November 17, 2000 at his residence. He had fought colon cancer for 17 months. He was born January 18, 1959 in Kendallville to Hugh B. Reynolds Jr., who died January 27, 2000. His stepmother, Margaret Reynolds, survives in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was raised by his great-uncle, Richard Reynolds, who survives in Fort Pierce, and his grandparents, Hugh B. and Mercedes Reynolds, who preceded him in death. He was a lifetime area resident. He married Becky Coston in LaGrange on May 22, 1982. She survives in Rome City. He was a member of the Sons of the Legion - American Legion Post 381 in Rome City. Also surviving are a daughter, Stefanie; a son, Stephen; a brother, David of Wolcottville; 3 sisters, Sharlene Heine of Rome City, Debbie Knox of Avilla and Sherri Ramey of Cree Lake; 2 stepsisters, Darlene Holsinger of Hendersonville, N.C., and Cindy Wagner of Middlebury; and a stepbrother, Barry Ruble of Avilla. Funeral in Bethel Christian Baptist Church, Kendallville. ~ 11-30-2000
Reynolds Walter S, 71, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. A native of Tiffin, Ohio, he had resided in Fort Wayne since 1940 and was retired from General Electric Co. His wife, Mildred died in 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce, and a son, Ronald of Fort Wayne; a companion, Amee Linvill of Columbia City; 3 brothers, Hugh and Richard of Rome City, and Ralph Reed of Elkhart; and 3 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 12-3-1989
Rhea Albert L, 69, of rural Kendallville, died Jan. 13, 2009 at North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehab Center in Albion. He was born in rural Kendallville on June 11, 1939 to Rollin and Mildred (Eley) Rhea. He graduated from Rome City High School in 1958 and married Mary L. Wisel on April 28, 1962 in Kendallville. She died July 18, 2004. A lifetime farmer, he was also a substitute school bus driver for East Noble School Corporation, drove truck for Crop Production in Brimfield and owned Rhea's Sewer Cleaning, Plumbing and Excavation. He was also employed at International Harvester and worked for the city of Kendallville Street Dept. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 1194. Surviving are 2 sons, Allen of Kendallville and Andrew of Columbia City; a daughter and son-in-law, Trina and Brian Gruszczyk of Mason, Ohio; and 2 grandsons, Joshua and Zachary Gruszczyk. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Raymond. Funeral Jan. 18 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-15-2009
Rhea Avah V, 78, died Wednesday en route to the hospital following an apparent heart attack. She was born November 18, 1901 in Noble County, the daughter of Irving and Sadie (Weiser) Feightner. On July 28, 1919 in Noble County she married Basil W. Rhea who died in 1936. A lifetime Kendallville area resident, she was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church and Orange Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ebert (Eleanor) Basey of Indianapolis and Mrs. Charles (Janet) Duesler of Ames, Iowa; 2 sons, Robert I. of R. 3, Kendallville and Max J. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Elmo Feightner of R. 3, Kendallville; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1980
Rhea Mary L, 67, of Kendallville, died July 18, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She retired as a teacher's aide from East Noble School Corp. She was born Jan. 26, 1937 in Steuben County to Ellis and Irma (Zonker) Wisel. She graduated from Riverdale High School in St. Joe in 1955. On April 28, 1962 in Kendallville she married Albert L. Rhea. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Allen of Albion and Andrew of Columbia City; a daughter and son-in-law, Trina and Brian Gruszczyk of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Marge Brattain of Palatine, Ill.; and a grandson, Joshua Gruszczyk. She was preceded in death by a sister, Korrine Koeder; and 3 brothers, Burdette, Daniel and Neal Wisel. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-20-2004
Rhea Mildred, 42, native of Whitley County, but practically a lifelong resident of the Center Chapel community, died Sunday at her home. Death was due to heart trouble. She was born July 11, 1905, in Whitley County, the daughter of Andrew and Lulu Mack Eley. July 14, 1926, she married Rollin Rhea at the United Brethren parsonage, Brimfield. She was a member of the Center Chapel. Surviving are the husband, two sons, Raymond and Albert at home; her father, Andrew Eley, Albion; a brother, Lucine Eley, Garrett; and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Butler, Mrs. Leona Hammond and Mrs. Annabelle Weaver, all of Elkhart. Funeral Wednesday from the Center Chapel. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-?-1948
Rhea Paula K, 96, of R. 1, Wawaka, died today in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. Born in Doggett, Mich., June 18, 1896, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Matilda (Luedke) Krueger. On June 8, 1921 in Fremont, Mich., she married Ralph Rhea, who died in 1961. She was a retired nurse and member of Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Merrill (Louise) Frick of Wawaka; a sister, Louise Kline of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 3 grandchildren, Dan Frick, Mrs. Timothy (Janell) Martin and Mrs. Jonathan (Gretchen) Small; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Funeral Friday in Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-1-1992
Rhea Ralph, 68, of R. 1, Wawaka, died of a coronary thrombosis April 30, 1961 at the LaGrange County Hospital. A farmer, he had resided in Elkhart Twp the past 27 years. Surviving are his widow, Paula; a daughter, Mrs. Merrill Frick; and 3 grandchildren. Services at Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-?-1961
Rhea Raymond J, 63, died Wednesday in Lakeland Manor Mobile Home Park, Rome City. He was born in Kendallville February 22, 1928 to Rollin S. and Mildred (Eley) Rhea. On July 31, 1948 in Kendallville he married Stella Wright. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was owner-operator of Lakeland Manor Mobile Home Park, recently retiring from Moore Business Forms in Angola. He was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Mildred) Moody of Garrett; a son, David of Kendallville; a brother, Albert of Kendallville; and a grandson. Private services Saturday at Orange Cemetery. + 4-24-1991
Rhea Robert was the son of David D. Rhea, who was among the earliest settlers of LaGrange County. He was a native of Virginia and the son of Robert Rhea who came to America from Scotland previous to the Revolutionary War and located in Pocahontas County, Va. David Rhea was a farmer and married Ruth Kennison. Between 1830 and 1835 he emigrated to Indiana and in about 1839 located in Clearspring Twp; from Clearspring Township he moved to Clinton, Iowa in 1852 and he and his wife lived there until their death. Robert D. Rhea was born in Benton Township, Elkhart County, Ind. July 15, 1835. In 1852 he moved to Iowa with his parents where he remained 5 years. He came back to his native county and one year afterward he moved to LaGrange County. The spring of 1861 he moved to the place which has since been his home. September 1, 1861 he enlisted in Co. D., Forty-fourth Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was wounded in the arm at the Battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862. The wound was a severe one and resulted in his being discharged July 31, 1862. He married Nancy Newhouse Sept. 21, 1860. They had 6 children - Ruth A., Walter, John, Jesse, and 2 that died in infancy. Ruth (now Mrs. Richard Clark) of Milwaukee, Wis., Walter, John, the widow and grandchildren remain. He received a limited education in his youth. Besides leaving a comfortable home for his children he leaves an inheritance far better, the memory of a life of industry, integrity and honor. He died Jan. 14, 1908, aged 72 years 5 months and 29 days. Funeral at the home Jan. 16. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 1-23-1908
Rhea Stella M, 86, of Kendallville died Jan. 14, 2010, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1942. She was a member of the Noble County Historical Society and Trinity Church United Methodist. She was born in Kendallville on Feb. 8, 1923, to Archie E. and Cora E. (Lieberenz) Wright. She married Raymond J. Rhea on July 31, 1948. He preceded her in death April 24, 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Millie and Dan Moody of Garrett; a son, David and Jane Rhea of Kendallville; and a grandson. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Archie Theodore Wright, and two sisters, Pauline Curie and Opal Lower. Funeral Sunday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-16-2010
Rhea Walter, 68, Orange Twp farmer and chairman of Noble County Council, died Sunday from a heart attack. He served on the county tax adjustment board and was a member of Orange Twp corn-hog allotment committee and county wheat allotment group. Funeral Tuesday from the late home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Arminda; 2 sons, Basil of Orange Twp and Ralph of near Kendallville; a brother, John, Orange Twp; and 5 grandchildren. ^ 12-3-1934
Rhinehart Lucille, 97, of Port Orchard Wash., and formerly of Ligonier, died March 13, 2000 in Ridgemont Terrace Health Care in Port Orchard. She was born July 29, 1902 in Whitley County to Rolney and Bertha (McConnell) King. She had operated a diner in Ligonier and later was employed by Mathew's Variety Store in Ligonier. She was a member of the West Noble American Legion Post Auxiliary. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Karen Stratton of Port Orchard; 2 daughters, Marilu Stratton of Chandler, Ariz., and Mrs. Ed (Ellen) Whitmore of Curtis, Neb.; a brother, Isaac King of Ligonier; a sister, Evelyn Rimmel of Niles, Mich.; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton King; and 2 sisters, Lou Biddle and Marcy Patton. Graveside services Friday in Sparta Cemetery. + 3-13-2000
Rhinesmith Robert Leslie, 53, R. 1, died Thursday of a heart attack while at work at Lyon & Greenleaf Milling Co. He was a resident of Ligonier since 1946, moving from Wawaka. He was born March 14, 1920 in Ligonier, a son of Charles and Bessie (Likes) Rhinesmith, and was married June 23, 1946 in Cosperville to Sylvia Miller. He was a veteran of WW II, a member of American Legion and Ligonier United Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Sherry and a son Jerry at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Somes, Sturgis, Mich., Mrs. Dorothy Bruce, Wawaka, and Mrs. Leona Miller, Churubusco; 2 brothers, Leroy, Colon, Mich., and Harold, Elkhart. Funeral in United Methodist Church Saturday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1973
Rhoads - A child, 9 months old, of Mr. and Mrs. John Rhoads of LaOtto, died of cholera infantum last Thursday. ~ 7-20-1893
Rhodenbaugh Ida May of Nebraska, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rhodenbaugh, died of typhoid fever at the residence of her grandfather, Peter Rhodenbaugh, of Swan Twp on Saturday, aged 5 years, 3 months, 6 days. Funeral Sunday with burial in the Swan Cemetery. ~2-21-1889 ^ 2-22-1889
Rhodenbaugh Peter died April 24, aged 82 years. ~ 6-11-1891 He was born in Northumberland County, Penn. July 30, 1809. He left his native state when a young man and went to Summit County, Ohio, where he married Maria Young Oct. 29, 1832. They had one son, Gilbert, who preceded his father in death 16 days. He buried the wife of his youth after living together 22 years. He married Elizabeth Thompson Dec. 20, 1855 and they had 7 children. All are living, except Marian who died in infancy. He was a member of the M. E. Church at Swan where funeral was held April 26. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 5-1-1891
Rhodes Alyce M, 58, died February 9, 2001 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Auburn on December 10, 1942 to Spencer and Mildred (Snyder) Bard. She worked at Taylor-Made Inc. in Kendallville for 10 years after moving from Corunna in 1963. On November 2, 1963 she married Allen Rhodes in DeKalb County. He survives. Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Martha Rhodes of Avilla; 2 sons, Brad of Medaryville and Mark of LaOtto; a daughter, Rene Pruitt of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren, Samantha, Jarrod, Alyceson and Courtney Rhodes, and Sydney and Rhys Pruitt; 3 sisters, Necia Myers of Waterloo and Marty Hissong and Robyn Eddy of Auburn; 3 aunts, Vera Haines of Easton, Md., Opal Beck of Kendallville, and Beatrice Snyder of Auburn. Services at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Burial, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 2-22-2001
Rhodes Ann (Myers) was born in Uniontown, Stark County, Ohio Oct. 14, 1820 and died at Kendallville Dec. 3, at the age of 85 years 1 month 20 days. She married Aaron Rhodes Feb. 6, 1840. They had 12 children, of whom 3, together with 33 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren survive. On Sept. 2, 1882, the husband died. In 1867 she united with the Evangelical Church. She resided at the old homestead until a year ago from which time she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Sam Keck. ^ 12-8-1905 There are 8 children living, of whom Mrs. Benjamin Sunday lives at Columbia City, Amanda Rhodes at Wolcottville and Mrs. Samuel Keck of this city. M. A. Rhodes lives in Kendallville, Nelson, north of Wolcottville, and Fred in California. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ^ 12-15-1905
Rhodes Argyl C, 87, of Avilla, died March 1, 2004 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born July 25, 1916 in LaOtto to Charles and Veda (Beasley) Rhodes. On July 24, 1948 in St. Mary's Catholic Church he married Pearl Ley. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Janet Zaucha of Avilla, Richard A. and Diane Rhodes of Little Turkey Lake, Robert and Kim Rhodes of rural Avilla, and Jack R. and Tammy Rhodes of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Carl Mondoro of Mobile, Ala.; 2 brothers, Donald of Avilla and Ernest of Fort Wayne; a sister, Fern Sage of Huntertown; 22 grandchildren, Jillane Bastin, Cathy Conley, Rhonda Eickhoff, Rachell Haslett, Rita Schonefeld, Brian, Daniel, Joni, Jeni, Janathan Rhodes and Jennifer Harbaugh; 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, George, Kenneth and Bernard Rhodes; and a sister Vestal Troyer. A lifetime Avilla resident, he had been employed at International Harvester/Navistar for 30 year. He served in the Army in WW II and was a sergeant in the medical corps stationed in Africa and Italy. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, a 46-year member of Avilla American Legion, and a member of VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville. Services in St. Mary's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery with military graveside rites by Avilla American Legion. ~ 3-11-2004
Rhodes Bernard "Dusty", 70, Fort Wayne, died September 2, 2001 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a welder at International Harvester for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. He was born October 2, 1930, in LaOtto. In 1959 in Germany, he married Johanna Rhodes, who survives in Fort Wayne. Also surviving are a son, Heinz J. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Fern Sage of Huntertown; 3 brothers, Argyl of Avilla, Ernest of Fort Wayne and Donald of Wolcottville; and a brother-in-law, Ludwig Appel of Pleasant Lake. A sister, Vestal Troyer; and 2 brothers, George and Kenneth, preceded him in death. Services at Concordia Lutheran Church. Burial, Concordia Gardens. ~ 9-6-2001
Rhodes Charles G, 74, farmer and lifelong resident of the LaOtto area, died May 20, at his home, R. 1, LaOtto, after suffering a heart attack. He was born May 28, 1885 in Allen County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Rhodes. Surviving are the widow, Veda; six sons, Kenneth, Garrett, George, Kendallville, Donald, Bernard and Argyl, Avilla, and Ernest, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Sage, near Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Darrel Troyer, LaOtto; seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Theodore, near Garrett. Services Monday at the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 5-26-1960
Rhodes Charles M "Max", 67, Ligonier, died November 3, 2002 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born August 14, 1935 in Hicksville, Ohio to Joe and Julia Margaret (McComas) Rhodes. He married Rose M. Carr on April 25, 1953 in Auburn. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and one daughter-in-law, Charles Max Jr. of Lima, Ohio, Jamie Lynn and Lisa Rhodes of Swanton, Ohio, and George Alan Rhodes of Ligonier; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Julie Marie and Tim Wort of Ligonier, Joni Charlene Rhodes of Antwerp, Lori Lee and Mike Foltz of Paulding, and Terry Jean Six of Ligonier; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Floetta Rhodes of Avilla; 3 sisters and one brother-in-law, Margaret and Virgil Terrill of Hicksville, Bettie Kurtman of Auburn and Maxine Olds of Waterloo; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, James; and a sister, Luella Strock. He had lived in the Ligonier area since moving from Ohio in 1983. He had been a lathe operator at Dana Spicer Axle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Ligonier, where services are Thursday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 11-7-2002
Rhodes Dalton, 81, R. 1, LaOtto, died Nov. 12 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born July 7, 1906 in Noble County, the son of Henry and Alice (Longsworth) Rhodes. He married Hazel (Pepple) Cartwright Feb. 15, 1932. He was a retired farmer and had lived in Allen County four years before moving to Swan Twp. He served on the ASCS Board of Noble County for 19 years and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, Huntertown Masonic Lodge, OES, and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Betty) LaRue, Ashville, Texas, Mrs. Robert (Lavon) Householder, Churubusco, and Mrs. James (Beverly) Lutter, LaOtto; a son, Everett, Angola; and stepson, Douglas Cartwright, LaOtto; a sister, Ora Fields, Wolcottville; two brothers, Leonard of Jonesboro and Frank of Kendallville; 21 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 11-17-1987 + 11-12-1987
Rhodes Daniel Mrs died at her home west of LaOtto Saturday after an illness of several weeks from dropsy. Funeral Monday at Salem Church followed by burial at Huntertown. ~ 6-9-1898
Rhodes Dorothy E was born Aug. 18, 1904 in Garrett, the daughter of Byron and Cora (Means) Walters. She married Willis W. Rhodes in Fort Wayne Jan. 7, 1944. He survives. She died Saturday in Garrett Hospital. Funeral April 11 in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 4-13-1972 + 4-?-1972
Rhodes Eugene Neal, 76, died Aug. 31, 2007 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was a principal, health and biology teacher and a basketball and baseball coach at Kendallville High School, an educator for 34 years. He graduated from Monroeville High School in 1948 and Michigan State University in 1953. He was a member of 82nd Airborne Division of the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged as 1st lieutenant. He established Little League Baseball in Kendallville and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Lions Club and Elks Lodge No. 1104. He was born Aug. 19, 1931 in Decatur to Lorrel Elmer and Miriam Blanche (Parnin) Rhodes. He married L. Virginia Gish on Jan. 30, 1954 at Grosse Point Woods, Mich. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Christopher Patterson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lynda and Robert Stewart of Lexington, Ky.; 3 grandsons, Bryan, Andrew and Thomas Patterson; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Gerald Goss of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by a daughter Wendy in 1979; and a sister, Mary Spieth in 2006. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-2-2007
Rhodes Everett O, 84, of Waterloo, died Oct. 8, 2013, at Millerís Merry Manor in Garrett. He worked for Essex Wire in Fort Wayne for more than 17 years before working as an engineer for the CSX Railroad where he retired in 1986, after 28 years of service. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Garrett American Legion Post 178. He was a current member of the Waterloo Lions Club. He was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Noble County to Dalton and Florence (Ott) Rhodes. He married Deloris (Ranney) Harris in March of 1990 in Angola. Also surviving are 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael V. and Penny Rhodes of Garrett, Kenny L. and Judy Rhodes of Waterloo, Timothy W. Rhodes of Garrett, and Kent A. and Geri Rhodes of Vevay; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four half-sisters and their spouses, LaVon and Robert Householder of LaOtto, Beverly Lutter of Kendallville, Marilyn Helgeson of Churubusco, and Nancy and Norm Stump of Cromwell. He was preceded in death by his parents; two spouses, Ruth (VanWald) Rhodes who died in 1957, and Ruby (Martin) Rhodes who died in 2003; a sister, Betty LaRue; a half-sister, Hilda Wade; and a half-brother, Gary Wade. Services, Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, St Mary's Cemetery with military graveside honors being conducted by the Garrett American Legion Post 178. ^ 10-10-20-11
Rhodes Frank M, 82, died Saturday at Kendallville Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 1, 1909 in Nole County to Henry and Alice (Longsworth) Rhodes. On Feb. 4, 1933 he married Martha Crothers in Kendallville. He was a retired farmer and Electrolux salesman. He was a graduate of LaOtto High School and a member of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, DeMaris Rhodes of Kendallville; 2 sons, Keith Rhodes of Riverside, Calif., and Allen Rhodes of Avilla; one sister, Ora Fields of Woodruff; one brother, Leonard Rhodes of Jonesboro; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One brother, Dalton Rhodes, preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Mount Pleasant Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. * No date
Rhodes George, 76, died Friday at his home 2 miles northwest of LaOtto. He was born in Noble County on Dec. 7, 1855 and was the last of the Rhodes family. The widow, Lulu (Hunt), and 2 sons, William and Fred; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Sam Cooper and Mrs. V. Hatch of Allen County, survive. Short services at the home and at Cedar Chapel Church Monday. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1932
Rhodes George L, 83, of Kendallville, died Dec. 5 in McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1914 in LaOtto to Charles and Veda (Beasley) Rhodes. On July 2, 1937 in Huntertown he married Susie E. Scott. A lifetime area resident, he was retired from Steckleyís Mill and Hatchery after 35 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1301, Kendallville, and Garrett Eagles 1357. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Mrs. Gene (Connie) Leighty, Donna Hale and Mrs. Larry (Norma) Kimmell of Kendallville, and Mrs. Larry (Dorothy) Jarrett of Auburn; a sister, Mrs. Russell (Fern) Sage of Huntertown; 4 brothers, Argyl of Avilla, Donald of Adams Lake, Wolcottville, and Bernard and Ernest of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Cedar Creek Cemetery. ~ 2-11-1997
Rhodes Georgiana, 92, area native and seamstress who previously lived at R. 2, Churubusco, died Aug. 8 in Byron Health Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1887 in Eel River Twp of Allen County to Orrin and Florence Smith Fogel. She married Clarence E. Rhodes Nov. 30, 1904 and they lived in Noble County before moving to a farm east of Churubusco in 1932. He died in 1962. She is survived by one son, Ronald of R. 2, Churubusco; three grandchildren, Doreen of Huntertown, and Doyle and Denis of R. 2, Churubusco; and one brother, Amasa of Wabash. Services Aug. 10 in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 8-9-1979
Rhodes Hazel A, 92, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Perry Twp, Allen County February 2, 1902 to Daniel and Goldie (Freeman) Pepple. She married Vern Cartwright in 1920 and he died March 8, 1927. On February 15, 1932 she married Dalton L. Rhodes. He died November 12, 1987. She spent her entire lifetime in the LaOtto area. She was employed in food service at the Fort Wayne Women's Club and was a cook at Fort Wayne YWCA Camp Yarnell 2 summers and worked in food service at Orchard Ridge Country Club. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Surviving are a son, Douglas Cartwright of LaOtto; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bob (Lavon) Householder and Mrs. James (Beverly) Lutter of LaOtto; a stepson, Everett Rhodes, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Don (Betty) LaRue; a sister, Bertha Fetters of Kendallville; 21 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A son, Warren Rhodes, preceded her in death in 1940. Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Robert and Huber Pepple; and 2 sisters, Bessie Huff and Mable Barkdull. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 4-27-1994
Rhodes Henry H, 80, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett Sunday, May 9 from acute myocarditis. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Jane Miller Rhodes and was a lifelong resident of this community. He would have been 81 the 24th day of July. His wife, Alice Longsworth, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ora Fields of Wolcottville; three sons, Dalton, of near LaOtto, Leonard, Falls Creek, Va., and Frank, Avilla; and several grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 5-13-1954
Rhodes Jacob, 74, was a native of Noble County and was born May 28, 1851. He died Saturday after a lingering illness. On May 20, 1876 he was married to Josephine Cuney, who survives with two sons, Louis and Clarence of LaOtto, and two daughters, Mrs. John Mendenhall, LaOtto, and Mrs. Ira Sible, Allen County. Other surviving relatives include four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, George, LaOtto; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ballou, Huntertown, and Mrs. J. E. Dunton, Omaha, Neb. Funeral Monday from the Lutheran Church at LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown. ~ 10-8-1925
Rhodes Jacob, born in Ohio 1817; settled 1845; died March 27, 1897, aged 80 years, leaving 9 children, 49 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. + Clippings book
Rhodes John J, 48, of Avilla, was struck and killed by westbound train No. 19 due here at 12:06 and running late. He had been talking with Hamer Adams at the latterís garage not 2 minutes before and started to walk across the tracks when an eastbound fast freight halted him. He passed under the gates which were closed and stood weighting for the freight to pass. As the caboose passed over the crossing he stepped cross the track and directly in front of the westbound passenger train. His widow and one son, Louis, about 16 years of age, survive. The father, Daniel, is 80 years old and lives at LaOtto. Two brothers, Jacob and Henry; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Rich and Mrs. Clara Ober of LaOtto, and Mrs. Mary Miller of Avilla also survive. + 5-2-1919 He died at Kendallville May 21, 1919 at the age of 48 years, 2 months and 7 days. He was born on the old homestead about 2 miles west of LaOtto March 14, 1871, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rhodes. On September 9, 1897, he married Bertha Yarian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Yarian. They had one son, Willis W. Mr. Rhodes was one of 6 children. He leaves his wife and son, his father; 2 brothers, Josiah and Henry of LaOtto; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Rich and Mrs. Clara Ober of LaOtto, and Mrs. Mary Miller of Avilla. Funeral at the M. E. Church Friday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. * 1919
Rhodes Josephine, 81, widow of the late Jacob Rhodes, died Tuesday at her home here. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. I. B. Sible of Allen County; 2 sons, Clarence of Churubusco, and Louis of LaOtto; 4 grandchildren and one sister. Funeral Thursday at the home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 5-?-1938
Rhodes Kenneth W, 67, Garrett, died Feb. 18 in the VA Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 7, 1918 in LaOtto, the son of Charles and Veda (Beasley) Rhodes. He married Juanita Brinkman in Garrett June 15, 1950. Surviving are his wife; five brothers, George of Kendallville, Argyl and Donald of Avilla, Ernest and Bernard of Fort Wayne; and one sister, Mrs. Fern Sage of Huntertown. Services Feb. 20 in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-27-1986 + 2-18-1986
Rhodes Lydia J (Stancliff) of Rome City died July 21. She was born in Steuben County, New York Jan. 28, 1830. She was a member of the Rome City M. E. Church where funeral was held. She leaves one brother. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 7-31-1896
Rhodes Martha, 91, Avilla, died December 8, 2002 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born near Lisbon on November 7, 1911 to John and Mina (Heltzel) Crothers. She married Frank M. Rhodes on February 4, 1933 in Kendallville. He died May 9, 1992. Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter-in-law, Allen of Avilla and Keith and Sharon of Riverside, Calif.; one daughter, Demaris Rhodes of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Floyd and Kenneth Crothers; and 2 sisters, Coy Berkes and Cleo Crothers. A homemaker, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. She attended Lisbon School for 8 years and was a 1930 Avilla High School graduate. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-19-2002
Rhodes Mary A, 59, R. 2, Avilla, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. She was born July 2, 1910, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyer, and spent her entire lifetime in the Avilla area. On Dec. 2, 1940, she was married in Avilla to Fred Rhodes, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Lester, stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis; four brothers, Francis, Leo and Meinrad, all of Avilla, and Gerald, Greenville, Tenn.; and three sisters, Clara Stangle, Alice Deboni and Alberta Crosbie, all of Elkhart. Another son, Roger, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church in Avilla and its Rosary Society. Funeral Wednesday in St. Maryís Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 9-4-1969 + 8-?-1969
Rhodes O Fred, 88, died Jan. 8 in Irene Byron Health Center. He was born March 28, 1908 in LaOtto to George and Lula (Hunt) Rhodes. He married Mary Meyer and she died in 1969. He married Anna Liebert who died in 1996. A lifetime Noble County resident, he retired from Noble County Co-op in 1971. He was a WW II U. S. Army veteran and a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church in Avilla. Surviving are a son, Lester of Garrett; 3 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mary of Huntertown. A son, Roger, died in 1968. Funeral Saturday at St. Maryís Catholic Church, Avilla. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 1-23-1997
Rhodes Roger Francis, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rhodes, of R. 2, Avilla, was killed last Thursday in an automobile accident in Houston, Miss. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a Houston hospital. Born on June 13, 1947 in Elkhart, he had been a lifelong resident of Avilla. Surviving in addition to the parents is one brother, Lester, stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. Funeral Saturday in Avilla St. Maryís Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. ~ 11-21-1968 + 11-?-1982
Rhodes Roger L, 67, of rural Albion, died Oct. 21, 2009 in the emergency room of Parkview Whitley Hospital. Funeral Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 10-23-2009
Rhodes Ronald P, 81, Churubusco, died February 26, 2003 at The Oaks in Columbia City after a lengthy illness. He was born in Swan Twp, Noble County, May 16, 1921 to Clarence E. and Georgiana (Fogel) Rhodes. He married Mardell Blessing April 30, 1955. Surviving are his wife; a son, Doyle O. of Churubusco; 2 daughters, Doreen Rhodes of Fort Wayne and Denise Geiger of Churubusco; and a grandson, Zachary Geiger. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1940. Besides farming, he worked as a school bus driver for the Huntertown School, at the former McCoy Lumber Co. in Churubusco and at Maloley Brothers in Fort Wayne. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 3-6-2003
Rhodes Ruth (VanWald), a 27-year old mother of three children, was killed instantly Sunday in a car crash ĺ miles north of Huntertown on Road 3. The wife of Everett Rhodes of Swan, she was en route to her job in Ft. Wayne. The accident occurred while she attempted to pass a car driven by Richard A. Forbes, 31, of Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne December 22, 1930 and had lived in the Swan area the past seven years. She married Everett Rhodes on July 16, 1949. Surviving in addition to the husband and children, Michael, Kenny and Timothy, are two brothers, Robert VanWald of Ft. Wayne and James of LaOtto; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Harris and Mrs. Ronald High, both of Ft. Wayne; her father, Oscar VanWald of Fort Wayne and mother, Mrs. Evelyn Ellison of LaOtto. Funeral Thursday at St. Maryís Catholic Church. ~ 1-2-1958
Rhodes Susie, 95, died Feb, 10, 2014 in Presence Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She worked for 18 years at G.C. Murphy Co. in Kendallville. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary in Avilla. She was born June 21, 1918 in Davis County to George and Leona (Bollinger) Scott. She married George L. Rhodes on July 12, 1937 in Huntertown. He died Dec. 5, 1997. Surviving are 4 daughters, Connie (Gene) Leighty, Dorothy (Larry) Jarrett, Donna Hale and Norma (Larry) Kimmell, all of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral Feb. 18 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Creek Cemetery. ^ 2-16-2014
Rhodes Veda A, 84, a lifetime area and Avilla resident, died Sunday in McCray Hospital of a stroke. She was born May 15, 1891 in Noble County to George and Martha (Christlieb) Beasley and married Charles G. Rhodes May 14, 1910 in Noble County. He preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fern Sage, Fort Wayne; six sons, Argyl and Donald, both from Avilla, George, Kendallville, Kenneth, Garrett, Ernest and Bernard, both Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 2-19-1976 + 2-?-1976
Rhodes Wendy died in a high school accident from carbon monoxide poisoning while working on her science fair project in the East Noble High School laboratory. She was born May 28, 1962 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Eugene and Virginia (Gish) Rhodes and had been a lifelong resident of his area. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Lynda S. and Lori E; the grandmothers, Mrs. Eunice Gish, Kendallville, and Mrs. Miriam Rhodes Liebert, Monroeville. Services Thursday in the high school gymnasium. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Rhotan Noble (Fes) of Columbia City, who had formerly managed the Albion 5 cent to $1 store for nearly 20 years, died at Memorial Hospital in Columbia City Dec. 4, 1962. Survivors include the wife, Hazel; one son; one daughter and 4 grandchildren. Services Dec. 4 at J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, South Park Cemetery. + 1963

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