Noble County Indiana Library - Whan Collection
For personal use only - May not be copied and published on other websites or hard copy records.

Obituaries - Ric

To Obituaries Index

Riccius Bernard Ray, 62, died Wednesday in the V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was a lifetime Garrett resident and a farmer. He worked for 10 years as a painter for the State Highway Department, retiring in 1969. He attended Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren and was a member of the Garrett post of VFW. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was born September 14, 1931 in Garrett to Harry H. and Lucille (Kelham) Riccius. Surviving are a brother, Kay of Avilla; and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James and Mack; and one sister, Barbara June Fritz. Services Monday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Embry Cemetery. + 5-4-1994
Riccius Erma, 74, widow of Edward R. Riccius of R. 1, LaOtto southwest of Garrett, died at her home of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday. Funeral services were Monday afternoon. Burial, Embry Cemetery. She was born at Redwood Falls, Minn., on December 25, 1886, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Neil McCloud. She and Mr. Riccius were married in 1904. He preceded her in death in 1949. Surviving are two sons, Harry of R. 1, Garrett and Jack of R. 1, LaOtto; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne McBride of R. 1, LaOtto; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She had resided in the LaOtto area since 1912. ~ 11-30-1961
Riccius Lucile C, 61, R. 1, Garrett, died Monday at the Garrett Hospital of complications. She was born Nov. 1, 1907 at Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of Claude and Frennie (Crow) Kelham. Survivors include the husband, Harry H. Riccius, whom she married on July 23, 1926; two sons, Bernard, at home, and Kay Allen, R. 2, Avilla; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Woodcox, Loft Creek, Ky.; and two grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 1-16-1969
Riccius Lucille, 72, of LaVerna Terrace, Avilla, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Garrett December 2, 1918 to Clarence and Della (Kenton) Burns. She moved to the Avilla community from Auburn 5 years ago and was a homemaker. Her husband, Robert, died in 1945. Surviving are a son, Kenneth of Avilla; 2 sisters, Donna Hoag of New Haven and Barbara Pearson of Texas; 5 half-sisters, Ann Wente of Texas, Ruth Breske of Ill., Pat Kuhn of Leesburg, Rose Harris of Rome City and Teresa Nichols of Kendallville; a brother, Robert Burns of Fort Wayne; and 3 grandchildren. A son, a brother and 5 sisters preceded her in death. Service Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Embry Cemetery near Garrett. ^ 9-11-1991
Riccius Norma F, 67, of Avilla, died April 11, 2012 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Kendallville on January 21, 1945 to James and Freida (Gaerte) McCoy. She graduated from Albion Jefferson High School in 1963. She married Kenneth Riccius on December 14, 1968 in Kimmell. She worked part-time for Kraft Foods in Kendallville for 10 years, Colwell Colour in Kendallville for 10 years and Provena Sacred Heart Nursing Home in Avilla for 5 years. She attended the Beacon Baptist Church in Kendallville. Survivors include her husband; 3 sons, Robert of Avilla, David and Jennifer of Iona, Mich., Steven and Donna of Helmer; 3 grandchildren: Anna, Grace and Mason Riccius; 3 brothers, James and Linda McCoy, William McCoy, John and Donna McCoy, all of Albion; 2 sisters, Janice Aungst of Dade City, Fla., Mary and Ron Poyser of Albion. She was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Wolfe. Memorial service April 28 at Beacon Baptist Church. ^ 4-27-2012
Rice Basil A
, 69, died April 15, 2007 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad; retired from Conrail in 1985; and for the past 12 years operated Riso's Hungry Tummy Pizza in Wolf Lake. A 1956 graduate of Huntington High School, he was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church and the Cromwell/Kimmell Lions Club. He was born Jan. 5, 1938 in Huntington to Melvin and Blythe (Jacobs) Rice. He married Nina L. Patrick on Oct. 29, 1988. Surviving are his wife; 4 children, Burdell (Rose Cain) Rice of Peoria, Ill., Brent (Becky) Rice of Pierceton, Bruce (Elli) Rice of Mableton, Ga., and Barbara Rice of Fort Wayne; 6 stepchildren; a sister, Jean Powell of Ligonier; 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Judith Garrett; and a granddaughter. Services Saturday at Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-18-2007
Rice Bess L, 70, of Kendallville, died January 22, 2002 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She moved to Chicago from Kendallville and returned to Kendallville in 1996. She was born December 3, 1931 in W. Va., to Henry and Laura (Spears) Anglin. She married Robert Rice. Her husband; 3 sisters, Frances Matovich, Eula Arrington and Ruth Mayberry; and 3 brothers, Charlie, Bob and Homer Anglin, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Reed Pranger of LaGrange; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Debbie Rice of LaOtto; 4 grandchildren, Brooks, Adam and Samantha Pranger and Tabitha Rice; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Shelva and Bernard Muncy of Kendallville and Dollie and John Bucciarelli of W.Va.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Linda Anglin of Kendallville. Services at Shepherd of the Hill. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-7-2002
Rice Betty L, 87, of Kendallville, died  February 18, 2013, at her Kendallville home.  She was born in Kendallville on February 22, 1925, to Arlo and Orpha (Smith) Herron.  She married Joseph J. Rice on January 6, 1946 in South Carolina. He died December 7, 2000.  She worked at Kendallville Concrete as a secretary for 25 years, retiring in 1986.  She was a member of the Kendallville American Legion Auxiliary, the Kendallville VFW Auxiliary and the Kendallville Elks. Survivors include 3 daughters, Lana Rice of Kendallville, Tina and Robb Owen of Albion and Erika and Troy Clark of Albion; 2 sons, Lynn and Kay Rice of Albion and Jamie Rice of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren, Leslie Rice, Alesha Rice, Shaylynn Allen, Geddy Hopkins, Rodd Owen, Tadd Owen and Kavin Allen; 2 great-grandchildren, Kayla Rice and Conner Rice; a sister, Marie Schwartz of Kendallville.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Retha Smith; and one brother, Everett Herron.  Funeral Feb. 21 at Hite Funeral Home.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery.   ^ 2-20-2013
Rice Betty P, 82, of Syracuse, died Oct. 21, 2003 in Oak Leaf Village, Ligonier. She was born in Noble County on June 26, 1921 to Stanley and Erma (Dull) Lung. She married Edsel Rice on Nov. 27, 1948 in Kimmell. He died in May 1979. She was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Rick Mathew; and a son, Gary, both of Syracuse; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Herman "Doc" Lung. Services Saturday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-23-2003
Rice Charlotte L, 77, died Friday at her Kendallville residence. She was born January 6, 1918 in Kendallville, the daughter of Charles A. and Carrie Mae (Lehner) Swartz. On June 10, 1936 in Columbia City she married Ronald Rice, who died December 4, 1981. A homemaker, she was a lifetime Kendallville resident. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Graydon (Cheryl) Nowels of Kendallville; a son, Charles L. Rice of Leesburg; 3 grandchildren, Robert and Amanda Rice and Doug Nowels; one great-grandchild, Korey Nowels. One brother, John Swartz, and one sister, Marcille Tuttle, preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-7-1995
Rice Clarence, 74, of Wawaka, died Oct. 19 in his residence. He was born July 13, 1896, in Elkhart County, the son of Winfield and Jane (Mawhorter) Rice. He married Edith MacDonald on Jan. 1, 1914, in Albion. Surviving are his wife; one son, Edsel Rice, R. 2, Syracuse, 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Chaffee, R. 1, Wawaka and Margaret at home; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 10-20-1965 Contributed by Judy Richter
Rice Cora B, 40, died Thursday of heart trouble at her home 4 miles northwest of Wawaka. Funeral was held Nov. 26 from the Mennonite Church at Oak Grove. Burial, in the cemetery nearby. She is survived by a husband and 11 children, 8 of whom are at home. Two of them are twins born a year ago. Mrs. Clarence Lung is one of her daughters. + 12-?-1922
Rice Dawn E, 43, 207 W. Miller St., Ligonier, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 23, 1944 in Albion, the daughter of Curtis and Edna (Weist) Lung. On March 13, 1986 in Kendallville she married Charles "Pete" Rice. She moved from Albion to Ligonier in 1986 and was a factory worker at Dana Corporation, Churubusco and a member of Ligonier Eagles Auxiliary 1763. Surviving are her mother in Kendallville; her husband; a son, John Gillespie of Ligonier; 3 stepsons, Tim and Jim Rice of Goshen, and Doug Sands, address unknown; 4 stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard (Cynthia) Dawson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cheryl Rice of Ligonier, Mrs. Russell (Carol) Cameron of New Wilmington, Pa., and Debra Rice of Millersburg; 5 sisters, Mrs. Ray (Nina) Clark and Jeanne Denton of Huntington, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Martin of Santa Clara, Calif., Mrs. Ira (Martha) Schlotterback of Merriam, and Mrs. Edward (Carolyn) Bortner of Ligonier; a half-sister, Mrs. Fred (Florence) Cosart of Huntington; 2 brothers, Robert and Doyle of Albion. Memorial services Monday in Merriam Christian Chapel. + 3-3-1988
Rice Delphia M, 82, Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange, died Monday in LaGrange County Hospital. She moved to LaGrange in 1975 from Kendallville where she was employed for many years at Millerís Restaurant. She was born April 22, 1905 in Kendallville, the daughter of Charles and Susie (Gravitt) Deems. On July 29, 1925 she married Everett Rice in Fort Wayne. He died Aug. 24, 1986. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Alice) Wiard, LaGrange; 2 sons, Michael of Kendallville, and Richard of Arizona; one sister, Marjorie Wagner, Cloverdale, Mich.; one brother, Lawrence, Conklin, Mich.; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 12-14-1987
Rice Edith Marie, 76, R. 1, Wawaka, died en route to the Goshen Hospital. She was born April 1, 1893 in Vandalia, Ill., the daughter of Newton and Mattie (Loveridge) McDonald, but had spent most of her lifetime in Noble County. She was married Jan. 1, 1914 in Albion to Clarence Rice who died in 1965. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Chaffee, R. 1, Wawaka, and Miss Margaret at home; one son, Edsel of Syracuse; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Don, Wawaka, and Charles of Albion; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Doris McCullough, Elkhart, Mrs. Merle Ramer, Kendallville, and Mrs. Rosalie Woods, Middlebury. Services Thursday in Cosperville Baptist Church of which she was a member. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 10-?-1969
Rice Edsel, 59, of R. 2, Syracuse, died Sunday in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born July 11, 1919 in Noble County, he was the son of Clarence and Edith (McDonald) Rice. He married Betty Lung Nov. 27, 1948 in Kimmell. He was a resident of R. 2, Syracuse the past 30 years. He was a farmer and a veteran of WW II, a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and American Legion. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Darlene) Mathew of R. 2, Syracuse; a son, Gary of Syracuse; 2 sisters, Margaret of R. 2, Syracuse; and Mrs. Melease Chaffee of Wolcottville; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. + 5-?-1979
Rice Emma, 86, 203 W. Miller St., Ligonier, died last Friday in Goshen Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1888 in Wolf County, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Sarah Murphy. She lived in Ligonier for 65 years and was married Oct. 3, 1909 in Albion to Albert Rice who died in 1967. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Beatrice) Black and Mrs. Forrest (Beulah) Slabaugh of Ligonier; one brother, Curtis, Cromwell; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Haney, Ligonier; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1974
Rice Ernest Jr, 40, R. 3, died today in Goshen Hospital. Born May 14, 1932 in Nappanee, he was the son of Ernest and Lucile Heckaman Rice, who survive. He had lived most of his life on rural Ligonier. He was a member of the Topeka Mennonite Church. Funeral Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. + 1-?-1973
Rice Ernest L, 80, of R. 2, Topeka, died today at Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was born Dec. 26, 1903 in Noble County to Charles and Cora (Inks) Rice. On April 4, 1931 in Syracuse, he married Lucile Heckaman. A lifetime Noble and LaGrange County resident, he was a farmer and member of the Topeka Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife; 6 sisters, Lucille Wagner, Minn., Violet Smith of Ligonier, Ruth Beason, Mishawaka, Maxine Hubler of Angola, Bonny Ramer of Albion, and Betty Lehman, Topeka; 2 brothers, Leslie of Nappanee and Ivan of Topeka. A son preceded him in death. Services Monday at the Topeka Mennonite Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. + 10-5-1984
Rice Everett S, 80, of LaGrange, died Sunday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. Born Nov. 12, 1905 in Inwood, he was the son of Vander and Ida Rice. On July 19, 1925 in Fort Wayne he married Delphia M. Deems. A retired employee of Newnam Foundry, Kendallville, he had moved from Kendallville to LaGrange in 1975. He was a member of the LaGrange Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife at Millerís Merry Manor; a daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Alice) Wiard of LaGrange; 2 sons, Michael of Kendallville and Richard of Ariz.; a sister, Velma Dixon of South Bend; 2 brothers, Fred and Leo of South Bend; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 8-24-1986
Rice Frank W, 84, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at his home near Albion last Sunday. Funeral was held at the Brown Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Three brothers survive, Charles of Ligonier, Eugene of Marion County, Neb., and Dan of Cass County, Mich.. + 8-?-1941
Rice Gerald, 43, died Friday at his home in Rome City. He had been employed in Kendallville, discontinuing work 2 months ago due to ill health. Surviving are 3 brothers, Harry and Ray, Rome City, and Riley of Kendallville; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Rain Benedict and Mrs. Mabel Doty, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Pearl Kline of Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday in Rome City Baptist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-?-1944
Rice Hattie, 88, a Noble County native of Wolcottville, former resident of the Albion community, died Sept. 16, 1969 at McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1880, the daughter of Ryer and Melissa (Bradley) McDonald. She married Oliver Rice, who died in 1931. Survivors include one son, Marion of Wolcottville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Russell (Gwendolyn) Martin of Wolcottville, Mrs. Justin (Evelyn) Morr of Albion, and Mrs. Orrilla Chartrand of Detroit, Mich.; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1969
Rice Ivan Gerald, 83, died December 12, 1991 in the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Nebraska December 12, 1908, the son of Charles and Cora (Inks) Rice. A farmer, he moved from Wawaka to Topeka in 1974. He was married in Goshen June 22, 1928 to Mabel Halterman. Surviving are his wife; a son, Bob of Wawaka; 3 daughters, Laura Kitt of Albion, Karen Sontag of Wawaka and Reva Lowrey of Ligonier; 5 sisters, Betty Lehman of Topeka, Bonnie Ramer of Albion, Maxine Hubler of Angola, Ruth Beason of Mishawaka and Lucille Wagner of Defiance, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Private services were held. + 12-12-1991
Rice Joseph J, 81, died December 7, 2000 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a major in the U.S. Air Force during WW II, serving 1941-1947. He served 28 years with the Air Force Reserves and retired in March 1986 after 33 years as plant supervisor manager for Kendallville Concrete. He was a member of American Legion Post 86, VFW Post 2749, Elks Lodge 1194, Moose Lodge and Church of the Nazarene, all in Kendallville. He was born February 4, 1919 in Coos Bay, Ore., to David and Alice (Guilliams) Rice. He married Betty L. Herron January 6, 1946 in South Carolina. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Lana Rice of Kendallville, Tina and Robb Owen of Albion, and Erika and Duane Allen of Orange, Texas; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Lynn and Kay Rice of Albion, and Jamie Rice of Kendallville; 2 brothers, David of Coos Bay and Charles of Cottage Grove, Ore.; 7 sisters, Lou Hansen and Hazel Gilbert of Criswell, Ore., Elsie Wagner, Ada Summerfield and Ellen Ellers of Cottage Grove, Ore., Jean McCaffee of Ore., and Elizabeth Pappas of Ariz., and 7 grandchildren. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-12-2000
Rice Leslie H, 89 of Elkhart, a Noble County native and graduate of Wawaka High School, died Oct. 14, 1988 in Fountainview Place in Elkhart. A graduate of Fort Wayne Business College, he worked at Coppes Kitchen in Nappanee for 40 years and was a member of Nappanee Church of the Brethren. He married Loneta Mishler Dec. 29, 1921. Surviving are his wife; 5 sisters, Mrs. Queneth (Bonnie) Ramer of Albion, Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Hubler of LaGrange, Mrs. LaVoid (Betty) Lehman of Topeka, Mrs. Ruth Reason of Mishawaka and Mrs. Lucille Wagner of Wis.; a brother, Ivan of Topeka; a son, Fred of Elizabethtown, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Fredonna) Arnott of Nappanee; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and 3 sisters. Funeral Tuesday in Nappanee Church of the Brethren. Burial, South Union Cemetery. + 10-14-1988
Rice Mabel, 84, died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born August 7, 1908 in Wellsboro to Ben and Laura Mae (Porter) Halterman. On June 22, 1928 in Goshen she married Ivan Rice, who died in 1991. A homemaker, she had lived in the Wawaka-Topeka area most of her life. Surviving are 3 daughters, Laura Kitt of Albion, Karen Sontag of Wawaka, and Reva Lowrey of Sturgis, Mich.; a son, Robert of Wawaka; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Private services were held. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. + 9-28-1992
Rice Marion H "Mike", 78, who was postmaster in Wolcottville from 1932 to 1963, died Sunday in LaGrange Hospital. Born June 7, 1903 in Albion, he was the son of Oliver M. and Harriet (McDonald) Rice. On June 7, 1924 in Hillsdale, Mich. he married Verna M. Downs. Following his retirement from the post office, he worked for Franklin National Life Insurance in Fort Wayne from which he also retired. He had lived in Wolcottville the past 54 years and was a member of the Wolcottville United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Wolcottville Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary K.) Bachman of Wolcottville; 3 sisters, Orrilla Chartrand and Gwendolyn Martin of Wolcottville, and Evelyn Morr of Albion; and 2 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 12-13-1981
Rice Max L, 86, Avilla, died March 20, 2004 in Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born March 9, 1918 in Noble County to Roy and Lola Scarlett Rice. He married Pauline P. Imler on February 21, 1942 in Avilla. She died December 16, 2003. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Oran Winebrenner, Huntertown; a son, Tim and Julia Rice, Garrett; 3 grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Winebrenner, and Lisa Rice; 2 great-grandchildren, Haley Winebrenner and Maelee Kimmel; one sister, Marilou Stiffney, Goshen. A brother, Ronald, preceded him in death. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion, and was active in Noble County Saddle Club. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 3-25-2004
Rice Mildred "Dixie", 43, of 207 W. Miller St., Ligonier, died Saturday at her residence from cancer. Born Dec. 31, 1941 in Harvey, Ill., she was the daughter of Tillman and Helen (Lemon) Griffiths. On May 24, 1976 she married Charles "Pete" Rice. A resident of Ligonier many years, she had been employed as a secretary at Reidís Auto Parts and was a member of St. Patrickís Catholic Church. Surviving are her parents; her husband; 5 daughters, Donna Sands, Debra and Cheryl Rice of Ligonier, Cindy of Pittsburgh, and Carl of New Wilmington, Pa.; 2 sons, Tim and Jim of Goshen; 2 sisters, Lois Lawson of Gary and Carolyn Lawson of South Holland, Ill.; and a brother, Don of Ligonier. Services at St. Patrickís Catholic Church Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-2-1985
Rice Myra Lodema, only child of William and Malinda Rice, aged 2 years and 2 days, died Aug. 29 of brain fever. Funeral at Green Chapel the 30th. ^ 9-16-1887
Rice Oliver, 51 years, 4 months and 3 days, died May 9 in Jefferson Twp. He had been a resident of this county over 25 years. ^ 5-23-1877
Rice Oliver M, son of Perry and Orrilla Rice, was born in Noble County on June 7, 1879 and died at his home in Albion from pneumonia on Nov. 22, 1931, aged 52 years, 5 months and 15 days. In 1900 he married Hattie McDonald. They had one son, Marion of Wolcottville; and 3 daughters, Mrs. Russell Martin of Wolcottville, Mrs. Justin Morr of Albion, and Mrs. Cleo Burkhart of Ligonier, all of whom survive, with 7 grandchildren and one brother, Roy. With the exception of a few years spent in Albion, most of his life was spent on the farm in this community. He was employed by Eagles & Son. Funeral Wednesday at Sweet Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-?-1931
Rice Orrilla, daughter of Alvin and Urana Randall, was born near Indian Village in Sparta Twp on April 7, 1856, and died at her home March 13, 1928, aged 71 years, 11 months and 6 days. She was one of a family of 7 children, two of whom, a sister and brother, preceded her in death many years ago. She leaves 2 brothers, Alfred of Rome City, George of near Cromwell; 2 sisters, Mrs. G. M. Forker of Green Twp and Mrs. Rebecca Rice of Rome City. In early life she was a teacher and resided in Noble County all her life. In 1878 she married Perry Rice, and they had 2 sons, Roy and Ollie, both of this community. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1915. She leaves 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. In early life she became a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral and burial at Union Thursday. + 3-?-1928
Rice Paul Eugene, 47, died January 14, 2000 at his Kendallville home. He was born July 18, 1957 in Springfield, Ohio to Russell and Mary (Blevins) Rice. On March 15, 1980 in Marion, Ohio, he married Leah Lee. He was supervisor at Auburn Foundry. Surviving are his wife and parents; 2 sons, Jeffrey P. Rice of Kendallville and James E. Thompson of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Melissa Jurgensen of Eldorado, Kan.; 2 brothers, James of Marion, Ohio, and Robert of Fla.; 4 sisters, Joyce Bowen of Kendallville, Linda Frasier of Indianapolis, Rebecca Hill Edwards of Anchorage, Alaska, and Patricia Jackson of Wichita, Kan.; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-14-2000
Rice Pauline P, 79, Avilla, died December 16, 2003 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born January 25, 1924 in DeKalb County to Loyal and Beulah (Moree) Imler. She married Max L. Rice on February 21, 1942 in Avilla. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Carol (Oran) Winebrenner, Huntertown; a son, Tim (Julia) Rice of Garrett; 3 grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Winebrenner, Lisa Rice; 2 great-grandchildren, Haley Winebrenner and Maelee Kimmel; one sister Jean Uhl of Kendallville. She was a lifetime resident of this area and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 12-18-2003
Rice Rebecca, resident at Rome City 27 years and lifelong resident of Noble County, died at her home there Jan. 6, aged 78 years, 7 months. She was born at Indian Village near Cromwell, daughter of Alvin and Urana Randall and was married to James Rice in 1884. In early life she joined the Union Church of Jefferson Twp. Preceding her in death was her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Claxton. Surviving are 4 sons, Harry, Ray and Gerald, Rome City; and Riley, Kendallville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Urana Benedict and Mrs. Mable Doty of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Pearl Cline, Kendallville; a brother, George of near Cromwell; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Rome City Baptist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 1-?-1942
Rice Robert D, 48, Chicago, Ill., died Sunday in Chicago. Born in Iaeger, W. Va., Aug. 18, 1930, he was the son of Tobe and Maddie (Lee) Rice. He married Bessie Anglin in Iaeger. He moved from West Va. to Chicago 20 years ago where he was a foreman for Heat Treating Service. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Deby Kiel, Chicago; one son, Robert Jr., Chicago; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sue Bramlett, Miss Ruby Rice and Mrs. Josephine Hall of Iaeger; and 2 brothers, Russell, Calif., and Harvey, Iaeger. Funeral Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Rice Ronald, 68, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He had supervised the Noble County Civil Defense program the past 28 years and had served as deputy for the Noble County Sheriffís Department. He was employed at McCray Refrigeration 34 Ĺ years. A veteran of U. S. Air Force, he was a member of American Legion Post 86. He was born Aug. 10, 1913, the son of Roy and Lola (Scarlett) Rice. He married Charlotte Swartz June 6, 1936 in Columbia City. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Graydon (Cheryl) Nowels, Kendallville; one son, Charles L., Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Marilou Stiffney, Albion; one brother, Max, Avilla; and three grandchildren. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-10-1981 + 12-4-1981
Rice Roy was born Sept. 17, 1887 and died June 13, 1960. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, June 15. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1960
Rice Ryan L, 7-month old son of Larry and Linda (Reidt) Rice, Millersburg, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1980 in Goshen. Surviving are his parents; grandparents, Mrs. Josephine Rice of Ligonier, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reidt of Fort Wayne; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Emma Rice of Attica. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Attica. + 9-?-1980
Rice Susan K, 61, died Feb. 6, 2006 at her home. She was a transportation clerk for Kohl's Distribution Center in Corsicana, Texas. She was born Sept. 9, 1944 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband, Dave Rice of Kerens, Texas; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Karen Rice of Kerens, Elizabeth and Chad Burns of Ennis, Texas, and Debbie and Paul Verbeck and Angela Rich all of Waxahachie, Texas; her mother, Betty Jean Smith of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Don Smith of Avilla and Tim Smith of Kendallville; and 9 grandchildren. Her body will be cremated. ^ 2-8-2006
Rice Verna M, 81, R. 3, Wolcottville, died Thursday in LaGrange Hospital. She had been a resident of the area for 65 years and moved here from Albion. She was a clerk for Wolcottville Post Office of 25 years and retired in 1967. She was a member of Wolcottville United Methodist Church. She was born Dec. 7, 1906 in Carrollton, Ohio, the daughter of Mont and Emma Downs. She was married on June 7, 1924 in Hillsdale, Mich. to Marion H. Rice, who died in 1981. Four brothers preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Kay Bachman of Wolcottville; 2 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Monday at Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 11-17-1988
Rice Winfield Scott was born in Massillon, Ohio, June 10, 1854, and died Aug. 4, 1931 at his home north of Cosperville. He was the eldest son of Israel and Susanah Rice, was of a family of 8 children, all of whom are living except one sister, Nana Bray, who died Sept. 16, 1915. He was married to Sarah Jane Mawhorter on Oct. 9, 1881. They had 2 sons, Chester of Arago, Minn., and Clarence of Wawaka. He united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church many years ago. He is survived by one sister, five brothers, 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. His wife died Oct. 28, 1928. Funeral at Baptist Church at Cosperville Aug. 6. + 8-?-1931
Rich AI J, 85, retired Noble County farmer, died Monday at his home south of LaOtto. He was a native of Allen County but had resided most of his life in this vicinity. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Perma Rich, LaOtto, and a foster daughter, Miss Marie Zinn, at home. Funeral Wednesday in LaOtto Methodist Church with burial in the Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 10-6-1949
Rich Ida I, 81, of LaOtto, died in the McCray Hospital Saturday. Funeral was Tuesday in the Auburn Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva, fifty-five years ago in April. She is survived by a daughter, Mabel, at home; a brother, Henry Rhodes of near Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Miller of Indianapolis and Mrs. Clara Ober of LaOtto. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Huntertown. ~ 5-1-1947 + 4-?-1947
Rich Waldo, 41, son of Mr. and Mrs. A I Rich of LaOtto, was gored and killed by a vicious bull at the Rich farm just south of LaOtto Friday evening. He had evidently gone into the pen to feed the animal when he was attacked. Funeral was at the home Monday. + 5-?-1934
Richard Cora, 79 died Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Hospital at Garrett. A resident of this community most of her life, she is survived by one son, Dr. Forrest F. Worman of Dayton, Ohio. Services Thursday in the Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 5-8-1952
Richard Dessa B, 99, died Saturday at Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center. She was born November 21, 1899 in Wolcottville to William and Carrie (Schlupp) Aumsbaugh. On June 1, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio, she married Clarence Richard. He died January 8, 1951. She was a janitor for the Detroit Board of Education and a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy, Michigan. Surviving are a son, Jack of Zeeland, Mich.; 3 granddaughters, Diane Stout, Karen Richard and Ruth Meyhoefer; 2 grandsons, James and David Richard. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-10-1999
Richard Elmer, 65, died Wednesday. He had been a resident of Allen County until 17 years ago when he moved to Avilla. Survivors include the wife, Cora; two sons, Darwin and Ralph, both of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. LaVon Osborne, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Ponsot, Mrs. LaDema David and Mrs. Maude Augspurger, all of Fort Wayne and five grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ternet Funeral Home in New Haven. Burial, New Haven IOOF Cemetery. ~ 7-13-1950
Richard Frances Mrs, 88, one of the oldest inmates at the Old Peoplesí Home, Avilla, died Saturday. Death was due to dropsy together with the infirmities of old age. For the past 16 years she has been an inmate of the place and prior to that time had made her home in LaPorte. Funeral was this morning. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 11-13-1911
Richard Norris V, 64, 33 Ĺ E. Wayne St., died Saturday in Veterans Research Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Born in Kendallville Jan. 20, 1906, he was the son of Ben and Elizabeth Frazie Richard and was a lifetime resident of this community. He was an employee of the Wheel Works inc. and after that company left Kendallville he was employed at Flint & Walling prior to his early retirement. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Geoffrey (Mabel) Browand, 407 N. Riley St., 3 nieces and a nephew. Two brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 86, VFW Post and a veteran of WW II. Funeral Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1972
Richards Albert A, 82, died Saturday at his home. He was owner and president of Ajax Industrial Supplies. Surviving are his wife, Esther; two sons, Steven A. of Cody, Wyo., and Jerry L. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Louise Middaugh of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, Sheldon and Raymond of Fort Wayne and Charles of Kalkaska, Mich.; 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Dupont Road. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. (b. 1-4-1918 - d. 4-22-2000) * 4-22-2000
Richards Alberta M, 76, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Sunday in Kenney Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born Dec. 10, 1910 in Albion, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Fichter) Ramer. In 1930 in Wawaka, she married Eugene Richards. A lifetime area resident, she had been a clerk for many years at Dannerís in Ligonier. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Robert of Wawaka and Ronald of Ingleside, Ill.; and 2 grandchildren. A daughter, Norma Lee Johnston, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-30-1987
Richards Alvira, daughter of Abraham and Veleria Spurgeon, was born in the state of Ohio on the 27th day of April 1850 and died at the home of her daughter in Brimfield on the 13th of September 1930, her age being at the time of her death 80 years, 4 months and 16 days. She moved to the state of Indiana with her parents when a small girl and settled south of the city of Garrett. On the 15th day of May, 1874, she married Agustus Richards, who preceded her in death about nine years. They had four children, one dying in infancy. Three survive. They are Mrs. William Fulk of Brimfield, Mrs. David Evers of Wakarusa, Homer Richards of Indianapolis; 5 grandchildren. They resided on a farm in Green Twp until his death. Funeral Tuesday at the U. B. Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 9-?-1930 + 9-?-1930
Richards Andrew, Green Twp, on last Monday took his own life by shooting himself with a shotgun through the heart. For several years he had been suffering with cancer and had suffered terribly over it. He was born in Licking County, Ohio in 1842 and came to this county when young. He leaves a wife and 3 grown children. - + Wolf Lake Trolley 7-4-1906
Richards Bazzle, 70, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died June 11 at his home 7 miles north of Churubusco. Death followed a stroke of apoplexy. Survivors are one half-brother, George Kimmell; and half-sister, Mrs. George Beck of Churubusco. Funeral Sunday. Burial, Bethlehem Cemetery. + 6-?-1943
Richards Billy M, 58, of Kewadin, Mich., formerly of Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Munson Hospital, Traverse City, Mich. Born in Kendallville, he formerly lived in Fort Wayne and owned Billyís General Store in Williamsburg, Mich. Surviving are his wife, Donna Marie; one daughter, Michele Marie of Kewadin; two sons, Terry of Kewadin, and Darrel of Williamsburg; one sister, Louise Middaugh of Huntertown; four brothers, Albert, Raymond and Sheldon, all of Fort Wayne, and Charles of Quincy, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Services Sunday in Williamsburg, Mich. United Methodist Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Elk Rapids, Mich. * 9-1-1988
Richards C Eugene, 81, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Friday in Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen. Born June 12, 1908 in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of Frank and Mary (Spears) Richards. In 1930 in Wawaka, he married Alberta Ramer, who died in 1987. He moved to Wawaka in 1930. He was a farmer and worked in the shipping department of the former Sorgís Products in Ligonier. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert E. of Wawaka, and Ronald F. of Ingleside, Ill.; and 2 grandchildren, Todd Richards of Ingleside, and Jeff Johnston of Wawaka. One daughter, Norma Lee Johnston, died in 1982. Services today in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-7-1989
Richards Catherine, wife of Joseph Richards, died Feb. 16, 1883. She was born in Rockingham, Va. in 1810. She was brought to Licking County, Ohio, where she married Joseph Richards Dec. 18, 1834. She came to Indiana with her husband in 1836 and lived on the Eel River in Allen County for about 6 months before coming to Noble County in March 1837, where she and her husband cleared up and improved a farm in Section 30 of Swan Twp where they lived 36 years before her death. She was the mother of 7 children, four of them living, and lived near Churubusco at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Adam Fulk who lived to be 105 before his death about 10 years ago. Burial, Fulk Cemetery. ~ 6-?-1890 + 2-16-1883
Richards Catherine Marie, 76, of rural Fort Wayne, died December 21, 2000 at the family residence in Eel River Twp. As a young girl she moved to the Fort Wayne area with her parents and spent her formative years in rural Allen County. She lived in Eel River Twp most of her married life. She was employed as a cook at the Shiloh Reception Hall north of Fort Wayne since 1980. She was a member of LaOtto Wesleyan Church. She was born November 15, 1924 in Wabash County to Verlin Glen and Flossie J. (Fairfield) Cox. On July 6, 1940 in Leo she married Sheldon E. Richards, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters, Sharon Burgess of Huntertown, Karen Kikly and Penny Felger of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Cox, and a sister, Cuma Sterlin. Services at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 1-25-2001
Richards Charity, 84, died Sunday at the home of her son, Elijah, in Jefferson Twp. She fell and suffered a broken hip about 7 weeks ago. She was 83 years, 9 months and 6 days of age. Her husband was John Richards, who with 3 children preceded her. She is survived by 6 children, Clark of Mackinaw, Ill., Cora Tharp, Newman, Ill., Louisa Hinderlider of Chicago, Columbus of Laverne, Iowa, Carrie Weeks of Anderson, Ind., and Elijah of near Albion. There are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born near Bedford, Ind. and most of her life was spent in southern Indiana. Funeral at the home of her son Elijah Wednesday with burial at Albion. + 9-?-1930
Richards Charles Maynard "Jack", 80, died May 14 in Parkview Hospital. A native of LaOtto, he retired in 1968 from Tokhem Corp. after more than 40 years. He was the widower of Mary Louise. Survivors include two sons, Thomas M., Fort Wayne, and Charles N., Naples, Fla.; one daughter, JoAnn Christman, Huntington; and 11 grandchildren. Services Thursday in D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Chapel. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 5-24-1984
Richards Charles W, 86, of Hathaway Road, died at his home on Tuesday. He was born in Noble County and had lived in northwest Allen County since 1937. Survivors are one daughter, Louise Middaugh of Huntertown; 5 sons, Albert, Sheldon and Raymond of Fort Wayne, Charles W. Jr., and Billy of Quincy, Mich.; one sister, Leona Haupt of Fort Wayne; one stepsister, Catherine Rinehold of Jackson, Mich.; and 2 stepbrothers, Virgil Jarrett of Zephyrhills, Fl., and Russell Jarrett of Grass Lake, Mich. Services Friday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 7-?-1982
Richards Connie L, 49, of Kendallville, died Nov. 5, 2009 at home. She was born in Angola on April 12, 1960 to Richard and Sharon Kunce. She married Ronald Richards on March 10, 1978 in DeKalb County. She was a supervisor at Dana Corporation in Albion for 13 years. Survivors include her husband; a son, Jason and Jennifer Richards of Auburn; daughter, Jenna and Dennis Easterday of Kendallville; a granddaughter, Dasia Richards; parents; sisters, Marcia and Terry McKee of Hudson and Karen and Don Bish of Brimfield; grandmother, Louise Pepple of Corunna. Funeral Nov. 9 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-7-2009
Richards Daphne Deyne (Harrod), 78, of Frankfort, a teacher and counselor, died June 29, 2000. The LaOtto native had worked at elementary, high school and college levels, had a master's degree in guidance counseling, was a member of the DAR, OES and Rebecca Circle. Surviving are a son, Ovid R. of Barrington, Ill.; a daughter, Daphne D. Piccione of Copiague, N.Y.; sisters Joyce Sakakini of Fort Wayne, Brenda Harrod of Atlanta and Dorothy Sampson of Circleville, Ohio. Her husband, Dr. Roy W., preceded her in death. Services Monday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 7-13-2000
Richards Dessie, 75, a resident of Green Twp, died December 10, in McCray Hospital. Death was due to heart failure. She was born November 21, 1884, in Green Twp, the daughter of William and Harriet Irons McCoy. On September 3, 1903, she married Edward Richards, who died July 26, 1954. She had lived on the same farm for the last forty years. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church and an honorary 50-year member of that churchís Missionary Society. Surviving are a son, Earl M., of South Milford; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Coil, Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Craig, of Churubusco, and Mrs. Pearl Haney, Albion; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. Services Sunday in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. ~ 12-17-1959
Richards Earl M, 86, of rural South Milford, died in his residence January 31, 2000. He was born August 5, 1913 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Edward and Dessie Eliza (McCoy) Richards. On December 25, 1934 in Avilla he married Mary Ellen Fogel. She survives. A farmer, he was past fire chief and original founder of the South Milford Fire Department. He was a member of the South Milford United Methodist Church, the Cree Lake Conservation Club and LaGrange Farm Bureau. Also surviving are 4 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Harvena Richards of Avilla, and Donald and Alice Richards, Paul and Karen Richards, and Lee and Teresa Richards, all of Kendallville; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Caroline Henney of Corunna, Mary Jane and Bill Lamm of Boston, N.Y., and Patricia and Terry Swick of Angola; 16 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, James Richards II; a son-in-law, Lee Henney; and a sister, Edith Coil. Memorial services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial at a later date. ~2-10-2000
Richards Edward, 80, died Monday at his home in Green Twp following a stroke of apoplexy. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are the widow, Dessie; one son, Earl, LaGrange County; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Coil, R. 1, Avilla; and nine grandchildren. He was the last of a family of eight children. Services Thursday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery. ~ 7-29-1954
Richards Effie, 76, native and resident many years of Noble County, died Friday at her home here. Surviving are 2 sisters, Miss Della Holibaugh of this city and Mrs. Elsie Ream of Wolcottville; and 5 half-brothers, Dan, Marion, Clell and William of Sturgis, Mich., and Bert Holibaugh of Kalamazoo, Mich. Her husband died several years ago. Funeral Monday at the residence at First Evangelical Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1941
Richards Elijah, 84, was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a speeding NYC passenger train a short distance west of the Main St. crossing in Kendallville. His vision and hearing was impaired and it is believed he did not see the approaching eastbound train in time to get off the right of way. He was believed to have returned to Kendallville a short while before by train and had started down the tracks to a short cut to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Rice, with whom he lived in Kendallville. He spent most of his life in the Kimmell community and went to Kendallville to live after the death of his wife only last July. Also surviving are another daughter and 5 sons. The accident was not discovered until the train made a stop at Waterloo and the engineer, while making an inspection of the engine, found a manís hat on the engineís front. He immediately called Kendallville, and the body was found shortly thereafter. Funeral today at a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1952
Richards Ernest S, 85, 213 High St., Syracuse, died Thursday at Lakeland Loving Care Nursing Home, Milford. Born Jan. 1, 1899 in Seymour, he was the son of Frank and Mary Richards. In April 1921 in Elkhart County, he married Ethel Evans, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 1, 1970 he married Eleanor Workman Vorhis in Syracuse. She died earlier this year. A lifetime Syracuse area resident, he was a member of the Richville United Methodist Church, Ligonier, and Hex Grange. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Bonnie Workman of Syracuse; 2 stepsons, Richard and Max Workman of Syracuse. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Violett Cemetery. + 11-15-1984
Richards Frances M, 94, died March 17, 2006 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was employed with J. C. Penney in Kendallville and retired from House of Fabrics in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. She was born Nov. 23, 1911 in Kendallville to Archie and Minnie (Childs) Isbell. She graduated from Kendallville High School and married Myron Richards on July 8, 1933 in Kendallville. He died Sept. 13, 1983. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Pat of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Madeline and Bill McKee of Hudson; 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Terry and Marcia McKee, Brenda and Dean Burch, Ron and Connie Richards, Mandy and Dan Moore; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Charles A. Richards in 1998; and 2 brothers, Bob and Paul Isbell. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-18-2006
Richards George Washington, 76, a pioneer resident of Swan Twp, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Farmer in LaOtto. His death resulted from apoplexy. Funeral was Tuesday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, with burial in Fulk Cemetery. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles Croy and Mrs. William Farmer of LaOtto, and Mrs. Rowland of Churubusco, and a number of grandchildren. ~ 8-23-1916
Richards Georgia L, 79, of Hathaway Road, Fort Wayne, died Sept. 3 in Parkview Hospital after entering the emergency room there. She was born in Swan Twp May 28, 1899 to Austin and Millie Baker Bradley. She married Charles W. Richards Sept. 4, 1915 and they lived in Allen County 40 years. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Louise Middaugh of Huntertown; five sons, Albert, Sheldon, Raymond and Bill of Fort Wayne and Charles Jr. of Quincy, Mich.; 29 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. Services at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco Sept. 6. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 9-7-1978 + 9-3-1978
Richards Glen E, 63, lived at R. 3, Columbia City and died Saturday. He was born Aug. 12, 1916 in Albion, the son of Elijah and Addie (Murphy) Richards. He married Helen Mary Myers, who died Jan. 14, 1966. He then married Betty Manning. He lived most of his adult life in the Columbia City area and was a retired well driller and member of Tri-County Pony Pull Association. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Workman, Elkhart; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Cheryl Slusher of Big Lake; five sons, Ronald R., Avilla, Roger, Columbia City, Robert, Leesburg, Rick, Ligonier, and Rex, Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Mae Cramer, Tri-Lakes; two brothers, Wayne, Michigan, William of Florida; and 20 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 4-10-1980 + 4-?-1980
Richards Guy, 58, editor of the Avilla News for 26 years, died at his home Dec. 29 from apoplexy. He came to Avilla from Hicksville, Ohio, where he formerly resided. Surviving are the widow; one son, Myron of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at the home. Burial, Hicksville Cemetery. + 12-?-1941
Richards James, about 81, a Green Twp retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lodie Freeman, June 4, 1949. Funeral Monday at Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 6-?-1949
Richards James II, 34, of Albion, died Aug. 26 in his residence. He was born in LaGrange Feb. 26, 1963 to James E. and Harvena (Draper) Richards. On Aug. 6, 1991 in Albion he married Geneva Price. A lifetime area resident, he was a carpenter at Rosema Corp. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents in Avilla; his wife; 3 stepsons, Bobby Allen of LaOtto, Donnie Allen of Wabash and Tim Price of Avilla; a sister, Edie Gray of Indianapolis; a brother, Jeffrey of Albion; his grandparents, Earl and Mary Ellen Richards of South Milford. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Dorothy Draper. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. ~ 9-11-1997
Richards John H, about 77, (b. 8-16-1872) died at his home north of Brimfield February 25, 1950. Surviving are the widow, Minnie; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Berry, Wawaka, and Mrs. Carl Pressler of Elkhart; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1950
Richards John L "Jack", 29, of Fort Wayne were held Monday. He died last Friday in the VA Hospital where he had been a patient seven months. He was a student at Indiana University and would have graduated in June. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he entered the service in 1948 and was discharged in 1952. He had been in ill health since his discharge from the armed services. He was a member of St. Peterís Church and of Post 47, American Legion, both of Fort Wayne. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Mae L. Richards; three brothers, Robert, Austin and James all of Fort Wayne; and three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Olson, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Margaret McCorkle of Avilla. ~ 5-14-1959
Richards Joseph was born near Baltimore, Md., March 13, 1812. In 1836 he moved to Swan Twp but subsequently went to Whitley County, where he died March 16, 1890. ~ 6-12-1890
Richards Karen Sue, 59, died unexpectedly May 5, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1949 to Max and Mary (Gage) Alexander and graduated from East Noble High School in 1967. She married Paul A. Richards on Aug. 9, 1969 in Kendallville. She worked at Tri-State Veterinary Clinic for 12 years and for the past 5 years as been at Early Adventures Day Care Center, both in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother; her husband; daughter, Tracey and Bill Richardson of Hudson; grandchildren, Stephanie, Katie and Kourtney; sisters, Robin and Peter Shultz of Ala., and Wendy and Jeff Martin of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by her father in Jan. 2008. Funeral May 8 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-7-2009
Richards L Gladys, 82, of Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne, died there Thursday. Born in Clinton Sept. 26, 1897, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Owens) Egloff. On Sept. 16, 1921 in Fort Wayne she married Dr. F. W. Richards who died in 1939. She had been a registered nurse for 50 years before her retirement. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. C. Gene (Ann) Browand of Kendallville; 2 sons, Stanley Wayne of New Haven, and James F. of Ridley Park, Pa.; a brother, John of Carbon; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A sister and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. + 7-?-1980
Richards Louie Mrs, 20, died Monday of puerperal fever at her home in the south part of the city. She leaves a husband and 2 children, one 3 years old and a babe one week old. Funeral at the M. E. Church Thursday. ^ 1-30-1891
Richards Mae L, 77, died Tuesday in her Hannah St. residence. The mother of Mrs. Margaret McCorkle of Avilla, she was a native of Houghton, Mich. and had lived in Fort Wayne 45 years. Surviving in addition to Mrs. McCorkle are two sons, Austin, with whom she made her home, and James of Temperance, Mich.; another daughter, Mrs. Virginia Olson, Fort Wayne; a brother; three sisters; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in St. Peterís Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 4-29-1965
Richards Martin V B, a veteran of the Civil War, was born in Onondaga County, N.Y. Nov. 18, 1836. He died at his home in Kendallville June 14, 1907. He was married to Clarissa Rider Dec. 21, 1863. They had 5 sons, William H., Louie E., George A., Herbert A. and Adelbert A. Adelbert and George preceded their father in death. He was a member of the Nelson Post No. 69, G.A.R. Funeral at the First M. E. Church June 17. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He leaves a wife, 3 sons and a sister. ^ 6-20-1907
Richards Mary Ellen, 89, of South Milford, died May 22, 2005 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born December 2, 1915 in Allen County to Arthur and Edna (Waugh) Fogel. On December 25, 1934 in Avilla she married Earl M. Richards. He died in 2000. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Caroline Henney of Corunna, Mary Jane and Willard Lamm of Boston, N.Y., and Patricia and Terry Swick of Angola; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Harvena Richards of Avilla, Donald and Alice, Paul and Karen and Lee and Teresa Richards, all of Kendallville; a sister, Lois Dehnert of Scottsdale, AZ; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Fogel; a sister, Edna Ann Drake; a grandson, James Richards II; and a son-in-law, Dr. R. Lee Henney. She had been a clerk for the Shipshewana Auction. She had spent most of her life in South Milford and was a member of its United Methodist Church where memorial services were held June 12. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 6-16-2005
Richards Miles W, 66, died Thursday from dropsy at the home of his sister, Mrs. Emma Herron of Swan Twp. Funeral Saturday at Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 3-30-1934
Richards Minnie Ann, about 66, (b. 7-22-1884) a native and lifelong resident of Noble County, died November 5, 1950 in McCray Hospital at Kendallville. She was born in Green Twp and married John Richards in 1900, who along with a son, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl Berry of Wawaka, and Mrs. Carl Pressler of Elkhart; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Rev. Clarence Coverstone of Elkhart; and six sisters, Mrs. Fern Conrad of Brimfield, Mrs. William Travis, Mrs. Archie Calkins and Mrs. Raymond Walters of Kendallville, and Mrs. Frank Lemish and Mrs. Ralph Deems of Fort Wayne. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1950
Richards Minnie F, 92, died January 28 at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was a former Indianapolis resident who worked as a homemaker and a payroll clerk at Diamond Chain Co. She retired in 1965 after 21 years of service. Born May 25, 1897 in Medina, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Florence (Compton) Soucie. She married Roy Richards. He died in 1944. Surviving are 4 sons, Roy Jr., Kendallville, Robert, Indianapolis, Walter, Grand View, Mich., and James Skabla of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; 2 daughters, Beatrice McClain and Dorothy Flint of Indianapolis; 24 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services Wednesday in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. ~ 2-6-1990
Richards Myron G, 70, Kendallville, died at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born April 19, 1913 in Payne, Ohio, the son of Guy and Iva (Diehl) Richards. He married Frances Isbell on July 8, 1933. He was a printer, having owned a shop in Kendallville for a number of years. His father was the former owner of The Avilla News. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. William (Madeline) McKee, Hudson; a son, Larry, Kendallville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-22-1983 + 9-13-1983
Richards Olivene May, 55, 501 N. Huntington St., Syracuse, died last Monday in Elkhart General Hospital. A lifetime resident of the community, she was born March 16, 1926 in Elkhart County to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ott. Her husband, Virgil Richards, to whom she was married Sept. 1, 1946, died July 29, 1973. She was a member of the Wawasee Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons, Joseph, Larry, Dennis and Mark, all of Syracuse; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Opal) Nicolai, rural Syracuse; and a brother, Emerson Ott, Goshen. Two sisters, Jean Fisher and Marvis Newcomer, preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Harris Funeral Home. Burial, Solomonís Creek Cemetery. + 11-?-1981
Richards Roy W Jr, 72, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Copiague, N.Y., while visiting his daughter. He was a retired professor emeritus, teaching in the Indiana University School of Business in Fort Wayne 1968-88. He also taught at Indiana, St. Louis and Southern Illinois Universities. Surviving are his wife, Daphne; a daughter, Daphne Piccione of N.Y.; a son, Ovid Richards of Barrington, Ill.; a sister, Beatrice McCain of Indianapolis; and 2 brothers, Robert of Indianapolis and Walter of Wayland, Mich.; and a stepbrother. Funeral Sunday in Covington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. + 7-5-1994
Richards Ruby Eleanor, 78, of 213 High St., Syracuse, died Friday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Aug. 7, 1905 in Ligonier, the daughter of Ivan and Cleo (Blue) Moats. She married Chester Workman in Goshen. He died in 1941. Her second husband, Theodore Vorhis died in 1967. She married Ernest Richards in Syracuse. She was a member of Richville United Methodist Church and a charter member of Hex Grange and Hex extension Homemakersí Club. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Richard and Max Workman of Syracuse; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 6-22-1984
Richards Sheldon E, 81, of Huntertown, died January 12, 2002 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was employed in the diamond die industry most of his life and retired in 1983 as a machine shop foreman for Ajax Diamond Die in Fort Wayne after 32 years. He attended LaOtto School and was a member of LaOtto Wesleyan Church. He was born March 12, 1920 in DeKalb County to Charles Washington and Georgia Laverne (Bradley) Richards. On July 6, 1940 he married Catherine Marie Cox in Leo. She died December 21, 2000. Three brothers, Robert, Billie and Albert A., are also deceased. Surviving are 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon K. and Larry Burgess of Huntertown and Karen M. Kikly and Penny L. Felger of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Raymond and Elizabeth Richards of Fort Wayne and Charles W. Richards Jr. of Quincy, Mich.; a sister, Millie Louise Middaugh of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 1-24-2002
Richards Shirley S, 61, of rural Avilla died March 12, 2013, at her home. She was born March 28, 1951, in Warsaw to Floyd R. and Evolyn (Harrington) Bromley. On June 27, 1970, in Cromwell she married Ronald G. Richards. She worked several years at Kraft Foods in Kendallville. Survivors include her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Joe Rhodes of Wolf Lake and Nancy and Jason Stanley of Wolcotville; 4 grandsons, Jeremy Arnold, Matthew Stanley, Ethan Stanley and Alexander Stanley; and 4 brothers, Donald Bromley of Huntington, William Bromley and Arnold Bromley, both of Cromwell, and Ronald Bromley of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Elliott; and 4 brothers, David, Robert, Charles and Earl Bromley. Funeral March 16 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 3-14-2013
Richards Susannah, born Oct. 27, 1874 in Noble County, died April 25 at 4:30 at her home in Noble County from carcinoma. She is survived by her husband, James, to whom she was married in Nov. 1893; one daughter, Mrs. Lodie Freeman of Noble County; 3 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Bonar and Mrs. Ella Claxton of Churubusco, and Mrs. Rosella Huff of Fort Wayne. Funeral Saturday at Eel River Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 4-26-1934
Richards Violet Willowdean, 94, died May 30, 2003 at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. She was a member of Lakeview Methodist Church and had worked at Chase Bag Factory. She was born March 7, 1909 in Noble County to Thomas Joshua and Elva Elizabeth (Gray) Archer. On July 3, 1930 in Goshen she married George E. Richards. He died Feb. 19, 1994. Surviving are a son, Calvin of Mitchell; a brother, Roy Archer of Milford; 7 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ida Love, died June 21, 2001; and 2 sisters, Ethel Dunithan and Bernice Eash; and 2 brothers, Cecil and Stacy Archer, are deceased. Services Wednesday at Hartman Funeral Home, Goshen. Burial, Violett Cemetery. ^ 6-1-2003
Richards William Austin, 62, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He had lived in the Avilla area 15 years, moving here from Fort Wayne. He was retired from Falstaff in Fort Wayne, was a member of the Bowser Ball Club, Old Timers Softball Team, Berghoff Brewery Team, Ranger Athletic Club and Umpires Association, all Fort Wayne. Born in Osceola, Mich., May 15, 1915, he was the son of Richard and Mae (Lowlor) Richards. He and his wife, Margie, were married Jan. 13, 1937 in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret McArdle, Avilla and Mrs. Virginia Olson, Garrett; and one brother, James E. of Fort Wayne. Three brothers preceded him in death. Services April 25 in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Hooper King Cemetery. ~ 5-1-1980 + 4-?-1980
Richardson Betty A, 55, died Sept. 19 in Willow Ridge Living Center, Fort Wayne. A native of Lincoln, Neb., she had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. Surviving are two daughters, Betty M., Decatur, and Peggy A. Murray, Fort Wayne; two sons, Daniel E. of Berne, and Franklin A. of Fort Wayne; three stepsons, Charles Jr. of Portage, Dale of Ordon, and Earl of Gary; a brother Isa Buetterbach of New Haven; a sister, Shirley Croft of LaOtto; seven grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren. Services Saturday at the C. M. Sloan Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park.. ~ 9-26-1985
Richardson Grant, 71, died at his home in Cromwell Oct. 25 from a heart attack. He came to Noble County 18 years ago from Fulton County. He is survived by the widow; 2 sons and 2 daughters from a previous marriage. Funeral at the Henney Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1937
Richardson Tonia Lea, 2-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Richardson, R. 1, Ligonier, was born Saturday in McCray Hospital and died there Monday. Surviving are her parents; 3 brothers, Jeffery, Franklin Jr., and Michael at home; grandparents, Mrs. Gene Taylor, Middle Point, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baker, Ligonier. Graveside services today in Greenwood Cemetery. + 10-?-1970
Richardson Walter N, 60, died Saturday at his home at E. Woodland St. in LaOtto. He was a native of Huntington and had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life but lived in LaOtto the last two years. He retired in 1975 from Lincoln Life Insurance Co. after 19 years of service. Services were Tuesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy (Mary); his mother, Sarah Richardson, Fort Wayne; one daughter, Shirley Durnell; two sons, Gary and Daniel, all from Fort Wayne; one sister, Ilene Adair; three brothers, Dale, Delmar and Herbert, all from Fort Wayne; and 13 grandchildren. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. ~ 1-8-1976 + 1-?-1976
Richendollar John C, 44, chairman of the Ligonier Board of Zoning Appeals, died Monday at McCray Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was born April 13, 1945 in Fort Wayne, the son of Melvin and Laura (Horn) Richendollar. On Sept. 4, 1966 he married Karen Dukes in Ligonier. He moved to Ligonier in 1969 from Fort Wayne. He was assistant vice president of materials for Starcraft RVís in Topeka and a graduate of Hillsdale College. He was a member of Richville United Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother; his wife; 4 sons, John Brett, James Scott, Jeffry Todd and Justin Noll at home; a sister Judy McLaughlin of Fort Wayne; and a brother, James of Belleville, Mich. Services Friday in Richville United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-24-1989
Richert Helen Marie, 93, died Sunday in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne on October 8, 1902 to Edwin and Corabelle (Ludington) Dalman. In 1921 in Kendallville she married Walter G. Seaney. He died in 1956. In 1958 in Kendallville she married Abraham J. Richert. He died in 1978. She had lived in Kendallville 35 years and was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Marilyn) Sexton of Zellwood, Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Tucker, on September 30, 1986; and a brother, Thomas Dalman, in 1950. Graveside services Thursday in Lake View Cemetery. + 3-31-1996
Riches Henry Mrs, about 70, a resident of LaGrange County since her early childhood, died Tuesday at her home on English Prairie from abdominal cancer. She was born in Logan County, Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Kenaga, and came to this county when she was 9 years old. She is survived by her husband; a foster daughter, Mrs. Eva Pulliam; one brother, Mennon of Dunlap, Ind.; and several nephews. Funeral this afternoon at the church south of Brighton. Burial, at Brighton. + 1931
Richey Bessie L, 84, died May 6, 1990 in Kendallville Manor. She was born in Auburn to Edward and Mary Reeder Donley. On February 14, 1929 she married Claude Richey. He died in 1976. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mary Helmer of Kendallville and Esther Hammel of Albion. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-6-1990
Richey Charles G, 71, of High Lake, died Feb. 25, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Services Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 2-27-2009
Richey Clarence E, about 33, died Nov. 14, 1948 at the home of his wifeís parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sumney in Green Twp. Surviving are the wife, Madeline; an infant son, J. D.; his mother, Mrs. Anna Hively near Columbia City; a stepsister, Mrs. Leo Smith near Huntertown; and a stepbrother, Ferman Hively, Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday in Blue River Church of God. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 11-?-1948
Richey Claude, 73, 416 W. Rush St., died today in McCray Hospital. He was born May 11, 1902 in DeKalb County to Ozro and Effie (Musser) Richey. He married Bessie Donley Feb. 14, 1929 in Albion. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. He was a lifetime area resident. Funeral in Hite Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Richey Elizabeth (Crawford) was born in Wayne County, Ohio June 5, 1804. She married William Richey in Oct. 1826. She united with the Baptist Church in 1829 and moved to Noble County in 1861 and there lost husband by death Sept. 23, 1862, and with her son she moved to Muscatine County, Iowa in Oct. 1864, thence to Missouri in Oct. 1870 and returned to Fair Port, Iowa in Jan. 1876. She died Oct. 9, 1881, aged 77 years, 3 months and 9 days. ^ 10-13-1881
Richey Mary G, 66, of High Lake, died Sept. 9, 2005 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 18, 1938 in Indianapolis to Ralph and Florence (Coffee) Shipp. She graduated from Lagro High School. On June 24, 1956 she married Charles G. Richey. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Kathy Richey of Aurora; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Marla and Thomas Moore of Gaston and Jody and Bill Almack of High Lake; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Virginia Shipp of Greentown; 2 sisters, Patty Coulson of Indianapolis and Phyllis Winch of Greenfield. Services Sept. 13 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 9-14-2005
Richhart Ella M "Nell", 72, New Haven, died June 23 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Wilmer "Pete", a daughter, Sharon Rorick, Huntertown; a brother, Roy McCoy, Swan; and a sister, Claudia "Tootsie" York of Leo. Services Monday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. ~ 6-30-1983
Richmond Annie J, 62, died July 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clem Fausnaugh, in Kimmell. She leaves the husband, Melvin; 6 children, Mrs. Fausnaugh, Mrs. Don Favinger, Mrs. Berlin Pressler of Albion, Mrs. Hayden Rowley and Melvin Surfus of Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Gilbert Russell of Flint, Mich. Funeral July 11 from Wolf Lake M. E. Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-?-1928
Richmond Carter, 90, died Dec. 19, 1984 in Nampa, Idaho. He was born April 8, 1894 at Wolf Lake. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1913 and attended Goshen College and International College at Fort Wayne where he later taught. He also taught at the Chapel School in Merriam. In 1919 he was discharged from the U. S. Army as a battalion sergeant major. He went to Nampa, Idaho in 1920 where he was employed by the Pacific Fruit Express Co., from which he retired in 1961 after 40 years of continuous service. He married in 1922 and was preceded in death by his wife in 1977. He was secretary-treasurer of the Rotary Club for 10 years and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was a member of the American Legion, A. F. & A.M., the Union Pacific Railroad Old Timers Club, the Canyon County Historical Society and the BPOE. + 12-19-1984
Richmond Leticia A was born in Morgna County, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1831 and died at her home in Ligonier March 18, 1913, aged 81 years, 3months and 24 days.  She was the daughter of Benjamin and Hannah Bethel, who moved to Noble County in 1841 and located near Port Mitchell.  She was of a family of 13 children, 10 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.  Of this number, only 2 remain, Jasper of Kentucky and Lauren of Wolf Lake.  She married George W. Seely Aug. 28, 1850.  They had 5 children, Ellen, Charles, Amelia, Francis and Albert, only 2 of these survive, Mrs. Ellen Cress of Wolf Lake and Mrs. Amelai Hough of Indianapolis.  Mr. Seely died March 22, 1865.  She married March 18, 1866 William Richmond, who survives her at the age of 86.  To this union were born 4 children, May, Nora, Frank and Birdie.  Of these, 2 survive, Mrs. May Fuller of Kimmell and Frank of Ohio.  Birdie died in infancey and Mrs. Nora Golder died in Ligonier Aug. 4, 1904.  One stepson, J. M. Richmond of Wolf Lake, also survives.  There were 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Of this number, 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren are living.  She and her first huband united with the Free Will Baptist Chruch at Wolf Lake in 1857.  She later transferred membership to the Church of Christ in Ligonier.  Funeral at her residence March 20.  Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery.  Ligonier Leader 3-27-1913 Contributed by Judy Richter
Richmond Vincent, 79, died Sunday in the emergency room at McCray Hospital. He was born July 1, 1909 in Michigan, the son of Leonard A. and Anna R. Richmond. On Aug. 23, 1936 in Conn., he married Lydia Conant who died Jan. 11, 1984. He married Louise Walker Keirn Oct. 5, 1985. A graduate of Western University and Kalamazoo College, he was a retired teacher. He taught in several area schools including Shipshewana and Millersburg. He was also a track coach. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Ruth) Burkett of Homer, Mich.; 3 sons, David of St. Maryís, Ga., James and Phillip of Mich.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ivan (Carolyn) Jones of Albion; a stepson, Rickie of Albion; a brother, Charles of Racine, Wis.; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday in Albion Wesleyan Church, Albion. Graveside services and burial Wednesday in Shavehead Cemetery, Cass County, Michigan. + 2-10-1989
Richter C Donald Rev, 76, died Dec. 23, 2008 at his home in Albion. He was born Nov. 22, 1932 in Scranton, Pa. to John and Rosalie (Scholla) Richter. On Aug. 21, 1955 he married Eleanor Bash in Apollo, Pa. He graduated from Muhlenberg Collge in Allentown, Pa. in 1954 and Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1957. He was a Lutheran minister of 33 1/2 years. Surviving are his wife; his children and their spouses, Steven Richter of LaPorte, Ind., Jeff Richter of Portland, Ore.; David and Carol Richter of Albion, Donna and John Sarage of Xenia, Ohio; his grandchildren, Alexandra Arndt, Pierce, Nathan, Aaron, Sydney, Hannah and Peyton Richter, and Andrew Sarage; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Arlene Richter of Scranton, Pa. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa, in 1962; and a brother, John. Funeral Dec. 27, 2008 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 12-26-2008
Richter Dorothy P, 73, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A native of Plymouth, Mass., she had lived in Fort Wayne since 1960. Her husband, Edward J., died in 1984. Surviving are 2 sons, Richard A. of Ligonier, and Edward J. Jr. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Beatrice Sampson of Providence, R.I.; a brother, Robert Post of San Carlos, Calif.; and 8 grandchildren. Services Friday in Epworth United Methodist Church. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. + 1-17-1989
Richter Larry H, 39, died Jan. 21 in Garrett Hospital. He lived at R. 1, Avilla. He had been an employee of General Telephone Co. since 1967 and had lived most of his life in Fort Wayne before moving to Avilla last July. Surviving are two daughters, Terri and Kim, Fort Wayne; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Enno Richter, Fort Wayne; a brother, Stanley, Auburn; and a grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Luders, Angola. Services Jan. 24 in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-26-1978 + 1-?-1978
Richter Leo, 51, of Berwyn, Illinois, died Monday at Billings Hospital. Services were at St. Leonard Catholic Church in Berwyn, Thursday with solemn high mass. Officiating were Rev. Pinchon, assisted by Rev. Raynor Richter and Rev. Norbert Richter, nephews of the deceased, as deacon and sub-deacon. Mrs. Richter, a former Avilla resident, was Luella Fischer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fischer. He is survived by the wife; one son, James; five brothers. ~ 3-27-1952
Richter Lisa Beth, day-old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Donald Richter, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. Private graveside rites were held in Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the parents, the maternal grandparents and the paternal grandmother. + 4-?-1962
Richter Richard A, 64, of rural Ligonier, died March 3, 2005 at his home. He was the owner of Richter Construction Co. and was a licensed general contractor. A member of Wawaka Church of the Brethren, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post and VFW in Syracuse. He was a member of the Magician's Club in South Bend. He was born June 2, 1940 in Plymouth, Mass. to Edward J. and Dorothy (Post) Richter. He married Ruth Anne Jones in 1987 in Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Krista Jones and Stephen and Deb Jones of Wawaka; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Janene and Doug Cage of Greenwood, Jacqueline and Jim Newman of Fishers and Natalie and Tony Stover of Nappanee; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-4-2005
Richter Robert, 75, of Albion, died  Nov. 16, 2013, at his residence. He retired from Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City. He was born July 28, 1938 in Fort Wayne, a son of Erwin and Eleanor (Bultemeyer) Richter. Surviving are his wife, Judith E. "Judy" Richter of Albion; 2 daughters, Karen L. (David) Johnson of Churubusco, and Kelly R. Richter of Albion; a son, Kevin (Ruth Ann) Richter of Albion; 6 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sue Ann Stronczek of Fort Wayne, and Jo Ann (Michael) Sienk of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Lynn D. Richter of Fort Wayne. Funeral, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville.  Burial, Prospect Cemetery in Ossian. ^ 11-18-2013
Richter Zachary D, month-old son of Karen Richter, Albion, and Wes B. Keller, Ionia, Mich., died Friday in Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. The baby, born Aug. 27, had been ill since birth. Surviving are the parents; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Richter, Albion; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Richter, Jackson, Mo.; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Edna Ormsby, Fort Wayne; and a great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Leuders, Angola. Graveside services Sunday in Prospect Cemetery in Wells County. + 8-26-1983
Rickard Ellen, 86, died Monday at the Dallas Jaquay home near the Noble-Whitley County Line. Prior to a year ago she had made her home with the Jaquay family. Funeral was Wednesday at Blue River Church of Brethren. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. Several grandchildren of this vicinity survive. + 4-?-1935
Rickard Herbert M was born in Bedford, Ohio April 6, 1851 and died at Canfield, Colo. Feb. 21, aged 35 years, 10 months and 15 days. He was a member of the Avilla Lodge, AF&AM. Burial, Longmont. ^ 3-11-1887
Rickard Nell, 94, was born Aug. 9, 1880 to Frank F. and Blanche M. (McMahan) Cook. She was the widow of Bert R. Rickard whom she married Jan. 30, 1901 in Albion. She was a member of the Garrett Methodist Church and at one time was employed at the Kendallville News Sun. A resident of 116 Cowen St., Garrett, she died Monday in McCray Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Roselyn R. Egly, Redondo Beach, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. Walter Schauweker, Avilla, and Jane Hossinger, Kendallville; one granddaughter, Mrs. Herbert Mosley, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; and one great-granddaughter, Jennifer. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 9-19-1974 + 9-?-1974
Rickel Forrest R, 77, 428B Silverwood, Goshen, died at Goshen Hospital. He retired in 1975 as supervisor for Northern Indiana Public Service. In 1977 he married Dorothy Weeks Pollock, a former resident of Albion. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, a stepson; 2 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Services June 28 in Goshen. Burial, Claypool. + 6-25-1989
Rickett Ocie, 75, died at her home in Sturgis, Mich. where she had resided more than 40 years, death occurring April 25. She was born in Noble County and was married in Rome City in 1884 to Brenton Rickett who died 10 years ago. She is survived by 2 sons, 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. + 3-?-1939
Rickey Esther, 22, died at her home in Albion November 18, 1945. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hoffman of Nappanee, she is survived by her husband Gale and their two children, Gale Marion and Alta Louise; one brother; one sister; and her parents. Services Wednesday at Nappanee. + 11-?-1945
Rickey Gale M, 71, 700 Lincolnway West, Ligonier, died Wednesday at his residence. Born Nov. 15, 1915 in Montpelier, Ohio, he was the son of Vesper and Vera (Shaull) Rickey. On May 18, 1946 in Albion he married Laura Pratt. A Noble County resident most of his life, he had been a machinist in factories in Ligonier and formerly owned Friendly Inn in Albion. He was a WW II veteran and member of the Ligonier American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Alta "Susie" Stanley of Columbia City, and Virgie, address unknown; a son, Gale "Sonny" of St. Paul, Minn.; a sister, Cecilia Bridegan, Albion; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-4-1987
Rickey Laura May, 85, formerly of Ligonier, died Nov. 13, 2003 in Minn. She was born Sept. 23, 1918 to William and Minnie (Bowman) Pratt. She worked at the former Essex Wire Co. in Ligonier. She married Gale Rickey and they operated the Friendly Inn in Albion for several years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gale and Sandy of White Bear Lake, Minn.; a daughter, Alta of Columbia City; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother and one sister. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-15-2003
Rickey Vesper V, about 71, (b. 8-3-1883) a retired Wabash Railroad brakeman, died December 9 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elvin Bridegan, in Albion, after a heart attack. Also surviving is a son, Gale, Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Inyze Ruppert, Hicksville, Ohio, and Mrs. Phill Pultz, Wauseon, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. Services were Saturday in Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1954
Riddle Addie of Jefferson Twp died April 21, 1891. Her age was 17 years, 3 months and 21 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Riddle. ~ 4-23-1891 + 4-21-1891 ^ 4-24-1891
Riddle Asa Roy, 83, R. 2, Albion, died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after suffering a fall in his home. Born in Noble County Nov. 7, 1891, he was the son of Winfield Scott and Sarah Alice (Winebrenner) Riddle. On Dec. 23, 1915 he married Katie Trimmer. He lived his entire married life at the present address. He was a farmer in the Albion area. Surviving are the wife; a son, Stanley at home; a sister, Mrs. Cleveland (Lillie) Stewart, Columbia City; 3 grandchildren. Services Friday in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1975
Riddle Beulah Webb of Bradenton, Fla. died July 21, 1987 in HCA/L. W. Blake Hospital in Bradenton. Born in Whitwell, Tenn., she moved to Bradenton in 1980 from Atlanta, Ga. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Bradenton. She is survived by her husband, William E.; a sister, Burma Maloney of Bradenton; a sister-in-law, June E. Cripe, Syracuse, Ind. Memorial services at Trinity United Methodist Church of Bradenton on July 24, 1987. + 7-21-1987
Riddle Ellen, 87, widow of the late William W. Riddle, died Saturday at her home in Kendallville from complications. She was born Feb. 4, 1846 in Pa. but had been a resident of Noble County the greater part of her life. She was the daughter of David and Ruth Koons. In 1869 she married William W. Riddle and after their marriage they settled on a farm in Jefferson Twp. Later he served as Noble County sheriff and they resided in Albion. Thirty-one years ago they retired from farming and moved to Kendallville. He died June 2, 1929. Surviving is a son, Roy K. at Albion; and one sister, Mrs. Mollie Ernst of Constantine, Mich. Five sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday from Sweet Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-?-1933
Riddle Fred A, 58, of Noble County, died July 29, 2010 at his home. He was a farmer and drove truck for North American Van Lines and Salesman Trucking. He was a graduate of Central Noble High School. He was born Jan. 27, 1952 in Columbia City to Stanley and Mary (Cox) Riddle. He married Mariann Metzger on Nov. 27, 1976. He was a member of the Wolf Lake Lions Club, Mizpay Shrine and Churubusco Lodge 515 F&AM. Survivors include his wife; 3 children, Julie, Kevin and Jody Riddle; and brother, John (Sharon) Riddle of Albion. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy. Funeral Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-31-2010
Riddle Guy, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Riddle, died at the home of his parents in Jefferson Twp Tuesday of lung trouble. Funeral Thursday from Jefferson Union Church. He leaves a wife. ^ 3-22-1901
Riddle Helen M, 85, died June 10, 1995 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in Albion February 2, 1910 to John and Maude (Fisher) Brumbaugh. On August 30, 1929, in Albion, she married Ralph Riddle. He died March 22, 1987. A graduate of Albion High School, she retired from Sears as a department manager after 23 years. Surviving is a sister, Neva M. Longardner of Albion. Funeral today in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-10-1995
Riddle Howard B was born March 8, 1901 and died Nov. 28, 1966. Services at Hite Funeral Home Dec. 1, 1966. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1966
Riddle James, 84, of Goshen died Oct. 18, 2011, at Courtyard Healthcare. He was a farmer and drove a truck for Frick Services for 30 years. He also worked nine years at Dana/Weatherhead and drove school bus for four years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Elkhart.  He was born March 24, 1927, in Ligonier to Jess and Ruby (Frick) Riddle. He married Ida M. Yoder June 2, 1969 in Elkhart. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Connie Riddle of Sebring, Fla.; a son, David (Jackie) Riddle of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Janis (Charles) Ramer of Shipshewana, Virginia (Foster) Flint of Fort Myers, Fla., and Joan Reidenbach of Ligonier; and a brother, Carl (Kay Ann) Riddle, Albion.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Salzburn on Jan. 28, 1992; and a sister, Rosemary Halsey. Funeral Saturday.  Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2011
Riddle Jane A was born in Jefferson Twp November 21, 1844. She was one of nine children born to Jehu and Margaret Foster. On January 29, 1871 she married John K. Riddle, and they had two children, Avannella and Otho F., the former dying in infancy. The greater portion of her life was spent in the township of her birth, where early in life she devoted a number of years to teaching school. After her marriage she lived on a farm, where she and her husband cleared a plot of ground and built a home. Then the country was practically all woods. They afterwards removed with their son Otho and his wife to a farm east of Kendallville on March 8, 1900, where she spent the remainder of her life, with the exception of her last few days which were spent in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She died April 16, 1912, in the Lutheran Hospital aged 67 years, 4 months and 26 days. She leaves a husband and son, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters. * 1912
Riddle John K, 810 E. Mitchell St., died today of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was born March 17, 1916 in Wayne Twp to Otho and Lida Grate Riddle. He was an engineer at WAWK radio station. Surviving are the mother at Parnell Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne; a brother, Ralph, Kendallville, and a sister, Marjorie Townsend, Fort Wayne. A brother, Howard, died in 1966. Funeral Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1973
Riddle John K, 83, died Sunday at Lakeside Hospital from complications. He was born in Morrow County, Ohio April 20, 1845, the son of Joseph B. Riddle. When he was 3, the family moved to Noble County where he had since resided. He married Jane A. Foster, daughter of pioneer Jehu Foster, Jan. 29, 1871, and the young couple entered their own home on a farm in Jefferson Twp. They remained at that place until 1899 when he purchased a farm in Wayne Twp near Kendallville. His wife died in April 1912 and since that time he had made his home with his son Otho. For years he was a director in the Kendallville fair association. Also surviving are 2 brothers, W. W., Kendallville, and Francis H., Dodge, N. D.; 3 sisters, Mrs. C. E. Stanley, Roundup, Mont., Mrs. Elizabeth Knepper, Brimfield, and Mrs. John G. Gill, Chicago. A daughter, Ava V, died when she was 7 months old. Roy R. Riddle of Albion is a nephew. Funeral Tuesday from the residence. Burial, Union Cemetery. + 6-?-1927 6-24-1928
Riddle Joseph Bell was born in Richland County, Ohio Jan. 5, 1816; died April 12, aged 85 years 3 months and 7 days. He married Traney Martha Knox June 11, 1840. They had 9 children, 3 of whom preceded him in death. He moved to Noble County in 1848. For 19 years he had lived in Albion. He leaves a wife and 6 children. Funeral was at the Presbyterian Church Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He was a great worker and loved his work and although past the four score years he would occasionally walk to his farm four miles east of town and do a very good dayís work and return to town in the evening afoot. ^ 4-19-1901
Riddle Julia Ann, 58, died November 25, 1992 in her rural Albion home. She was born in Noble County August 6, 1934, the daughter of Herman and Alice (Johnson) Yeager. She had worked in the Noble County clerk's office and was a member of Good News Baptist Church in Churubusco, York Twp Home Economics Club and Gideons International Auxiliary. She was married in Cosperville May 3, 1954 to Carl Riddle. Surviving are her husband; 5 daughters, Carla Kiester and Chris Frymier of Albion, Lori Wappes and Valeria Mast of Wawaka, and Sally Buchmeier of New Castle; 2 brothers, Gordy Yeager of Topeka and Roger Yeager of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Eileen Gingerich of Fort Wayne; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-25-1992
Riddle Julia O, 88, Albion, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1885 in Mich. to Elmer and Elizabeth (Rogers) Boughey. She married Roy Riddle March 22, 1904 in Noble County. He died in 1958. They owned and operated a hardware store in Albion. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ruth Chase, Albion, and June Cripe, Syracuse; one son, William, Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Edith Hoffman, Albion; one brother, Robert Earl, Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1974
Riddle Katie, 89, R. 2, Albion, died Dec. 6, 1978 at her residence. She was born in Macon County, Ill. to Daniel W. and Maggie Good Trimmer and her family came to Noble Twp when she was a small girl. On Dec. 23, 1915 she married Asa Roy Riddle, who died in 1975. Surviving are a son, Stanley, R. 2, Albion; 3 grandsons; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Amelia) Ott, R. 4, Columbia City, and Mrs. Harry (Elma) Rotz, Mt. Pulaski, Ill. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 5 sisters. Services last Friday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel. + 12-6-1978
Riddle Leroy E, 92, S. Huntington St., Syracuse, died Monday in the home of his son in Toledo. Born Feb. 24, 1879 in a log cabin on Lake Wawasee, he was a retired B&O Railroad employee and had operated the Syracuse Telephone Co. for several years beginning in 1900. Funeral at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse Friday. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 2-?-1972
Riddle Lida M, 98, R. 2, Kendallville, died today at Parnell-Parke Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 6, 1878 to Sylvester and Francis Grate in Jefferson Twp. Her father died at the age of 101. She married Otho Riddle in May 1899 at Albion. He died in Aug. 1952. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie M. Townsend, Fort Wayne; one son, Ralph, R. 4, Kendallville; 2 grandchildren, Stanley Riddle, Fort Wayne, and George Townsend, Fort Wayne; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1976
Riddle Mary Catherine, 84, of Noble Twp, Noble County, died Feb. 10, 2009 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She assisted with the family farm, sold eggs, worked at Weatherhead and did cake decorating. She was a 1942 graduate of Washington Center High School. She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church and a former director of Farmer's Mutual Insurance Co. of Noble County. She was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Whitley County to Elmer and Daisy (Buffenbarger) Cox. She married Stanley Riddle on Nov. 21, 1946. He died Oct. 21, 1993. Surviving are 2 sons, Fred (Mariann) and John (Sharon) of Albion; 6 grandchildren, Julie, Kevin, Jody, Amy, Sara and Steven; 2 sisters, Louise Easterday and Pauline Scott of Columbia City. She was also preceded in death by a son, Roy; and a brother, Eldon Cox. Services Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-12-2009
Riddle Otho Foster was born Aug. 24, 1874 and died July 21, 1952. Service at Hite Funeral Home July 24. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1952
Riddle Ralph W, 82, of 901 E. Dowling St., Kendallville, died Sunday in Kendallville Manor. Born March 2, 1905 in Kendallville, he was the son of Otho and Lida Riddle. On Aug. 29, 1929 he married Helen Brumbaugh. He was a 1927 graduate of Purdue University and was a farmer and member of the Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife at the Lutheran Home; a sister Mary Marjorie Townsend of Fort Wayne. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville, Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1987
Riddle Roy K, 76, (b. 3-22-1881) a former Albion Twp school trustee and treasurer of Noble County, died Jan. 3, 1958 in McCray Hospital from a heart ailment. He had for 35 years been active in the hardware business in which he was a partner with Harry Metz, the firm of Riddle & Metz. He was a member of the Albion Chamber of Commerce and EUB Church. Surviving are the widow, Julia; one son, William of River Forest, Ill.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Chase of Fort Wayne and Mrs. John Cripe of Syracuse; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Monday in the EUB Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. +1-?-1958
Riddle Roy S, 56, of rural Albion, was found dead of natural causes at the Flying J Truck Stop in Jackson County, Wis. on July 17, 2006. He graduated from Central Noble High School in 1969 and was employed at the Noble County Highway Dept., 7-Up, Howard Sober, and for the past 23 years at Genova Products in Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Eagles No. 1906, Columbia City Lodge No. 189 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Whitley County Shrine Club, Mizpah Shrine and Tri Lakes Lions Club. He was born Jan. 6, 1950 in Fort Wayne to Stanley James and Mary Catherine (Cox) Riddle. Surviving are his mother, Mary Catherine Riddle; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Mariann and John and Sharon Riddle of Albion. Services Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-19-2006
Riddle Ruby M, 92, died Monday in Kingston of Ligonier. She was born July 11, 1906 in Wawaka to Carl F. and May (Franks) Frick. On June 20, 1925 she married Jesse Riddle. He died January 26, 1970. She had lived in Ligonier 64 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Goshen. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Janice) Ramer of Shipshewana, Mrs. Everett (Rosemary) Halsey of Elkhart, Mrs. Foster (Virginia) Flint of Fort Myers, Fla., and Joan Reidenbach of Ligonier; 2 sons, James of Goshen, and Carl of Albion; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter. Funeral Thursday in Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-14-1999
Riddle Sarah Alice, wife of Winfield S. Riddle, died Sunday at the Riddle home just north of the Noble-Whitley County line. She is survived by the husband and 3 children, Mrs. John Brown, Noble County, Mrs. Cleveland Stewart of Columbia City, and Asa at home. Funeral from the Riddle home Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-28-1936
Riddle Stanley James, 73, died Thursday in his Noble Twp home. He was born May 30, 1920 to Asa R. and Katie G. (Trimmer) Riddle, in the home where he resided his entire lifetime. He attended Merriam Grade School and graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1939. On November 21, 1946 he married Mary Catherine Cox. He engaged in grain and dairy farming and received outstanding farmer awards before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Christian Chapel Cemetery Association, Milk Marketing Association and National Dairy Association. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Roy, Fred and John of Albion; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-21-1993
Riddle William W, 86, a pioneer farmer of Noble County, died at his home in Kendallville Sunday from leakage of the heart and complications. He served for 4 years and 8 months during the Civil War as a member of the 21st heavy artillery. He was in several important campaigns and had numerous narrow escapes from death. Following the war he was married to Ellen Koons, a daughter of David Koons, in 1869 at Goshen and settled on a farm 6 miles west of Kendallville. In 1881 he was elected sheriff of Noble County and filled that position well for one term. He was a son of Joseph B. and Martha Riddle, born Nov. 23, 1842 in Morrow County, Ohio. He followed the occupation of farming until 27 years ago when he retired and purchased a home in Kendallville where he has since lived. He was active as a member of the GAR. Surviving are the widow; a son, Roy K. of this city; 2 sisters, Mrs. Comfort Stanley in Montana, and Mrs. Elizabeth Knepper at Brimfield; and one brother, Homer in Idaho. Funeral Tuesday at Sweet Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1929
Riddle Winfield S, 72, Noble County farmer, died last Wednesday from a heart attack. Funeral was held Saturday from the Merriam Christian Chapel with burial there. He was born in Noble County Aug. 14, 1858. In 1886 he was married to Alice Winebrenner, who survives with 3 children, Mrs. John Brown, Noble County, Mrs. Cleveland Stewart, Columbia City, and Asa at home; one brother Cassius, Columbia City; and a sister, Mrs. John Culp, Huntington. + 5-?-1935
Ridenour Harry, 61, was born Jan. 8, 1913 in Hicksville, Ohio to Ivan and Lelah (Butz) Ridenour. He married Pauline Beverly Nov. 27, 1935 in Edgerton, Ohio, and she survives. He was a conductor on the B&O Railroad, a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Hicksville United Methodist Church. A Garrett resident 32 years, he died Saturday morning in St. Josephís Hospital. Other survivors include his father; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne Bartels, Garrett, and Mrs. Allan Benz, North Canton, Ohio; one son, Paul, Connersville; two brothers, Mervin, Defiance, Ohio, and Oren, San Francisco, Calif., and seven grandchildren. Services Wednesday in McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 12-12-1974
Ridenour Hilda, 61, 603 N. Cavin St., was pronounced dead at Goshen General Hospital as the result of an accident when the van in which she was riding apparently went through a red light and was hit broadside by a truck at U.S. 33 and U. S. 6. The van was one of 2 such vehicles used by the Council on Aging to transport senior citizens. Hilda was born May 31, 1921 in Noble County and was a lifelong area resident. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Cathy) Nelson, Topeka; a son, Ensign Paul Ridenour, Kingsville, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Harley (Bermuda) Blake, Ligonier; 7 grandchildren. Services Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-6-1983
Rider Albert James, 63, minister of the United Methodist Church who held pastorates at several churches in the Warsaw area, died Wednesday at the Prairie View Nursing Home. He was born July 9, 1904 in Etna Twp, Whitley County, the son of George D. and Leah (Snoke) Rider. He married Elma Stump. He had served Wawaka and Kimmell churches among many others. Survivors include his wife; 5 sons, Neil of Decatur, Ill., Arden, R. 1, Pierceton, George of Warsaw, Alfred Jr. of North Webster, Robert A. of Muncie; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Roose of North Webster and Mrs. Ralph Anderson of Louisville, Ky.; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in North Webster Methodist Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 5-?-1968
Rider Alfred R, 86, a native of Noble County, died Oct. 30, 1985 at Columbia City Community Care Center. He was born in Washington Twp to Samuel and Henrietta Moxseebocker Rider. Aug. 26, 1918 he married Lulu M. Ott in Albion. For several years they lived in Washington Twp and in 1959 moved to Columbia City. He was engaged in construction and general farming. He had also worked for the Indiana State Highway Dept., retiring in 1967. His wife died June 26, 1967. Surviving are 4 sons, Dwight (Dick) and Milo E of Fort Wayne, Jack L, Larwill, and Thomas F., R. 1., Columbia City; a daughter, Mrs. Everett (Jessie R) Schmidt of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Susie Michael, Cromwell, and Mrs. Alta Knafel of Tri-Lakes. + 10-30-1985
Rider Barbara J, 80, of Fort Wayne, died April 29, 2006 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born June 21, 1925 in Garrett to David and Ella (Gordon) Stonestreet. She married Milo E. "Buck" Rider on June 18, 1948 in Fort Wayne. He died April 9, 1995. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Rick" and Amy Rider and Pamela and K. C. Spillers of Fort Wayne; a brother, Michael Stonestreet of South Bend; 2 sisters, Delores Arnold and Joan Bolton of Avilla; 3 grandchildren, Ryan Spillers, Natalie and Tyler Rider; and 2 great-grandchildren, Austin and Alex Spillers. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ilene Bryan; and 4 brothers, Guy, Jay, Robert and Jack Stonestreet. A homemaker, she had been employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne. She was a graduate of Avilla High School. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 5-4-2006
Rider Berniece died at the Kendallville hospital yesterday from complications and pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Heign of N. Main St. and was born at Wolcottville nearly 32 years ago. For the past 8 years she had been employed in the alteration department of Kellerís Store. Funeral from the home of the parents Tuesday. + No date 2-23-1919
Rider E Mildred, 97, died Wednesday at her Columbia City home. She was a native of Green Twp in Noble County. Surviving are a son, Gilford E. of New Paris; 2 daughters, Luella Adams of Larwill and Sharlene Davis of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Ritter of Plymouth; and a sister, Marris Schmuck of Hartford City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott E., in 1973; a daughter, Nelda Fetters; and 2 sons, Warren and Royce. Services Sunday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 10-14-1998
Rider Elma C, 92, of United Methodist Home, Warren, died July 27, 1995. She was born July 8, 1903 in Noble County to Levi and Emma (Heltzel) Stump. She married Albert J. Rider. He died May 23, 1968. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Norma Roose of North Webster and Joy Ann Leggett of Crestwood, Ky.; 5 sons, Neil of Lynchburg, Va., Arden of Pierceton, George of Claypool, Albert Jr. of North Webster and Robert of South Bend; one brother, Ralph Stump of Birchwood, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Services July 31 at Applegate Chapel, United Methodist Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 7-27-1995
Rider Faye M, about 55, (b. 7-19-1898) of Wolf Lake died at Luckey Hospital March 28, 1949. For about 12 years she had been a surgical nurse at the hospital. Surviving are the husband, J. C.; and one sister, Miss Maude Brechbill of Kendallville. Services at the home yesterday. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 3-?-1949
Rider Jessie O, 82, mother of Robert C. Rider of 221 W. Albion St., died Sunday at the Alfran Nursing Home, Warsaw. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Black, Greentown, Mrs. Ruth Horn, Pierceton, and Mrs. Edwin (Doris Jean) Reckeweg of Arcadia, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Wooster EUB Church. Services Tuesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home in Warsaw. ~ 7-19-1973 + 7-?-1973
Rider John B, 86, a resident of Wawaka for many years, died last Thursday from pneumonia at the Wawaka home of his daughter, Mrs. Augusta Shannon. Funeral Sunday at Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He was born at Aurora on Dec. 11, 1855, the son of James and Nancy Rider, pioneer residents of that community. At the age of 11 he accompanied his parents to England, remaining there several years before returning to his native country. In 1883 he married Anna Mathias. They moved to Kendallville in 1904 and lived there for several years before establishing themselves in Wawaka. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church and the Modern Woodman of America Lodge. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Mabel Lang of Toledo, Mrs. Ruth Haun of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Augusta Shannon of Wawaka, Mrs. Myrtle Clark of Logansport; one son, Arthur of Wawaka; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. + 3-?-1942
Rider Marjorie - See Violet Whitford.
Rider Mary A, 89, died Friday in Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne. She was born September 27, 1906 in Noble County to Daniel and Bertha (Pollock) Welch. Her husband, Shurl, died in 1979. Surviving are 3 daughters, Helen Meyer of Fort Wayne, Shirley Huff of Del City, Okla., and Norma Rhoades of Dickenson, Texas; 8 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. + 11-13-1998
Rider Mary Jane, 79, died July 22, 2002 at the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home, Butler. She had been a teller at Campbell & Fetter Bank and as a tour guide at the Gene Stratton-Porter Historic Site, Rome City. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church. She was born to Arthur and Edna (Grimes) Glass in Kendallville on March 6, 1923. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Steve Rider and Kim and Teri Rider of Kendallville, and Matthew and Julie Rider of Angola; 2 sisters, Katheryn Feebles of Escondido, Calif., and Betty Welch of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial service Thursday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, later. ^ 7-24-2002
Rider Milo E, 72, died April 9, 1995 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born November 4, 1922 in Noble County to Alfred and Lulu (Ott) Rider. He married Barbara Stonestreet on June 18, 1948 in Fort Wayne. He retired in 1980 as a letter carrier for the post office in Fort Wayne and had also worked at Indiana Auto Auction. A 1941 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran and had lived in Fort Wayne since 1948. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. K. C. (Pamela) Spillers of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, Dwight of Fort Wayne, Jack of Larwill and Tom of Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Annabelle) Fulk of Albion; and 3 grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Spillers and Natalie Rider. Two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 4-9-1995
Rider Nathaniel was born Jan. 1837 in Carbondale, Penn; came to Indiana in 1878; died June 25, 1889. Funeral and interment at Rehoboth. Noble Co Democrat 7-3-1889
Rider Robert Thomas, 82, of Churubusco, died April 15, 2005 at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WW II. He was born in LaGrange County on Oct. 19, 1922 to James E. and Hazel J. (Steele) Rider. He married Claribel Mae Long on Feb. 14, 1987 in Fort Wayne. He drove a semi truck for Newnam Foundry for 32 years and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 86, Elks Lodge in Kendallville and the Old Fort Chapter of American Ex Prisoners of War, For Wayne. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Steven, and Kim and Teri of Kendallville, and Matthew and Julie of Angola; 3 stepchildren; and 4 grandchildren. A brother, Dale; 2 sisters, Kathleen Lotter and Donna Troutman preceded him in death. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-16-2005
Rider Suzanne, 31, a former Avilla resident, was pronounced dead on arrival Jan. 12 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, of stab wounds, apparently inflected by her estranged husband, Steve T. Rider, 34. He is being housed at the Fort Wayne Mental health Center, suffering from emotional problems from the Viet Nam Conflict. She was born to Wayne and Elaine (Bittner) Krieger June 13, 1949 in Kendallville. Her father survives in Kendallville and her mother in Fort Wayne. Other survives include a son, Lucas Rider, at home; two daughters, Danielle and Jessica Gael, at home; four sisters, Jacqueline Short, Nikki Krieger and Melita Kelsey, all of Fort Wayne, and Michelle Freeman of Troy, Mich.; a brother, Christ Krieger, Kendallville, and a grandmother, Frances Krieger of Kendallville. Services Jan. 15 in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 1-22-1981 + 1-?-1981
Ridgley Carl, 65, of 221 Cumberland Ave., died Sunday at the Methodist Hospital.  He was employed at the Hornton Mfg. Co.  Surviving are his wife, Rhoda; 2 sons, Everett and Wayne, Elkhart; one brother, Shirl, Wabash; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Blickenstffr, North Manchester, and 3 grandchildren.  Funeral Tuesday at Sonday Funeral Home, Churubusco.  Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery.  Contributed by Judy Richter
Riecke Antonia A, 75, died at her home at Ege Monday. She and her husband had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary only about a month ago. Funeral was this morning at the Ege Catholic Church. Burial in the cemetery at Reynolds, White County. Surviving are her husband, Herman; 3 sons, Joseph and Clem of Noble County, and Arnold of Allen County; 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles Schenher and Mrs. John Kremer of Noble County and Mrs. William Maloney of Allen County; one sister, Mrs. Veronica Baumer of Reynolds; and 20 grandchildren. The Rieckes have lived at Ege for 15 years, moving there from Allen County. + 4-6-1942
Riecke Clem, 78, of 251 W. Whitley St., Churubusco, former farmer and livestock dealer until 1967, died in St. Josephís Hospital July 18. He was born April 10, 1901 to Herman and Antoinette Kemp Riecke in White County. He married Agnes Bianski May 2, 1928 and they lived in Noble County before moving to this area in 1944. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife; one son, Robert of Churubusco; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Alvina Schenher of Churubusco and Mrs. Pauline Kremer of Monticello. Services in S. John Bosco Church, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 7-26-1979
Riecke Edwin J, 65, of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 4, 1996 in Parkview Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1931 in Churubusco to Arnold and Gladys (Lebeau) Riecke. He married Betty J. Lock Sept. 4, 1953. A 1950 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he grew up on a farm at Big Lake. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad until Oct. 1953 when he entered the U. S. Army. He was employed for the past 8 years at Lincoln Food Services in the fabrication department. He was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Mark of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 2 daughters, Renee Neeld and Jill Riecke-Smith, both of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren, John, Alicia and Christopher Riecke, and Elliot and Natalie Neeld; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Janis) Smith of Avilla; 4 brothers, John and Herman of Fort Wayne, Jerome of Huntington, and George of Noblesville. Funeral mass in St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 12-12-1996
Riecke Gladys M, 88, died at the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born September 24, 1903 in Momence, Ill. to Edmond and Matilda (Delcoustal) LeBeau. On April 19, 1927 she married Arnold Riecke. He died March 2, 1951. She had lived in Fowler, Wolcott, Remington, and on farms near Churubusco and Columbia City. She had been employed by Miller's Merry Manor for 13 years before retirement. She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Janis) Smith of Avilla; 5 sons, John, Edwin and Herman of Fort Wayne, Jerome of Huntington and George of Noblesville; 29 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. Four brothers, a sister and 3 grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral mass Wednesday in St. Paul Church, Columbia City. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Columbia City. + 8-?-1992
Riecke Joseph H, 83, died Feb. 9 in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. The father of Phillip Riecke, R. 2, Avilla, he resided at R. 3, Churubusco and was born July 31, 1893 in White County to Herman and Antoinette (Kemp) Riecke. He married Mary Maloney May 4, 1920 and she died in March 1940. After their marriage, they lived near Ege, and in 1943 moved to a farm in Allen County near the county line. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco. Other survivors include one daughter, Miss Phyllis Riecke, R. 3, Churubusco; two sisters, Mrs. Alvina Schenher, Churubusco, and Mrs. Pauline Kremer, Monticello; one brother, Clem, Churubusco; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son, one daughter, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral mass Saturday in St. John Bosco Church. ~ 2-17-1977 + 2-9-1977
Riecke Tammi Lynn, 35, of rural Avilla, died Jan. 17 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a traffic accident at 5:45 p.m. northwest of Avilla. She was born in Avilla March 28, 1962 to Morris M. and Patricia (Miller) Davis. On Nov. 24, 1984 in Avilla she married David E. Riecke. A lifetime area resident, she had been employed by Campbell & Fetter Bank in Kendallville since 1979. She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church in Avilla and Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Surviving are her husband; her parents in Rome City; a daughter Chelsea; a son, Lucas; a sister, Mrs. Douglas (Kim) Treesh of Kendallville; grandmother, Rosetta Miller of Avilla; and her father and mother-in-law, Phil and Kate Riecke of rural Avilla. She was preceded in death by a son, Travis, on April 5, 1992 and a brother, Ron, on May 30, 1974. Funeral in St. Maryís Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 1-29-1998
Riecke Travis McCoy, 3, died April 5, 1992 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries sustained in an accident at his home. He was pinned under an electronically-operated garage door for several minutes. He was born May 23, 1988 in Kendallville, the son of David Edward and Tammi Lynn (Davis) Riecke of rural Avilla. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Chelsea Lynn, 11 months; grandparents, Phil and Kate Riecke of Avilla, Morris and Patricia Davis of Rome City; great-grandparents, Bertha Leffers of Byron Health Center and Howard and Rosetta Miller of Kendallville. Funeral mass today in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. + 4-5-1992
Riegel Anthony, 72, a German living about 2 miles northeast of town was found dead by his wife last Saturday on her return from church at Avilla. He was building a shed and it appeared from the position of the body that he was on the roof sawing off the ends of some boards when one of them split, over balancing the almost helpless old man, and he fell to the ground, breaking his neck. Funeral at the Catholic Cemetery the 22nd. ^ 4-24-1879
Riehm Angeline, 89, of Kendallville, died Feb. 13, 2004 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was a graduate of Indiana University, a realtor and school teacher. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Indiana Association of Realtors and Kendallville Elks Lodge. She was born Oct. 31, 1940 to Dr. Arthur James and Minnie (Aichele) Bower in Kendallville. She married Robert B. Riehm on Oct. 5, 1940 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Barbara of Vancouver, Wash., James and Dixie of Raleigh, N.C., Thomas and Paula of New Haven, and Richard and Marcia of Atlanta; and 7 grandchildren. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-15-2004
Riehm Clarence F, 66, died Friday at his Kendallville residence. He was born December 10, 1927 in Brighton to J. Bryan and Frieda (Butler) Riehm. On April 8, 1950 in Kendallville he married Imogene Barhydt. He was a machinist at Warner Gear, retiring in 1992 after 27 years, and was a member of the First Church of God in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a corporal in the 101st Airborne Division. Surviving are his wife and mother; a daughter, Amanda Oliver of Kendallville; 2 sons, Michael and Kelly of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Beverly Stout of Kendallville and Beatrice House of Muncie; 6 grandchildren, Angela, Matthew and Justin Riehm, and Amber, Donna and Latesa Oliver. Preceding him in death were his father; 2 infant daughters; one brother, Glenn R.; and one grandson, Jason Michael Riehm. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-30-1994
Riehm Frieda M, 94, died Thursday in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was born August 22, 1900 in Goodland to Wesley and Catherine (Shilt) Butler. On March 9, 1921 in Albion she married J. Bryan Riehm, who died November 5, 1980. She was a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are 2 daughters, Beverly Stout of Kendallville and Beatrice House of Muncie; 2 daughters-in-law, Alma and Imogene Riehm of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren, Jerry Stout, Kay Bohde, Karen Boleyn, Jo Leins, Mike, Kelly, Bryan and Bruce Riehm, Amanda Oliver, Terry Lynn Covella, Dixie Longfellow, Randall and Kent House; 25 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Glenn and Clarence; 2 brothers, Earl and Wesley Butler; and a sister, Esther Warner Itt. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-19-1995
Riehm Glenn R, 52, was born March 3, 1922 in Kendallville to Bryan and Frieda (Butler) Riehm. He married Alma Mae Hillegass in Beaufort, S. C. on June 4, 1945. She and his parents survive. Also surviving are three sons, Bryan Glenn, R. 1, LaOtto, Terry Lynn, Fort Wayne, and Bruce Raymond, R. 2, Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Stout, Kendallville and Mrs. James House, Muncie; one brother, Clarence, Kendallville; and one grandchild. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-12-1974 + 9-?-1974
Riehm Imogene P, 67, died Thursday in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born January 6, 1932 in Kendallville to Delbert and Cora (Welch) Barhydt. She married Clarence Riehm in Kendallville on April 8, 1950. He died September 30, 1994. She was a member of the Church of God in Kendallville. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Julie Riehm, and a son, Kelly, all of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Rick Oliver of Kendallville; 4 granddaughters, Angela Riehm and Amber, Donna and Latesa Oliver; 2 grandsons, Matthew and Justin Riehm; a sister, Maxine Huff of South Bend; 2 brothers, Kenneth Barhydt of Huntertown and Delbert Barhydt Jr. of Wawaka; a stepbrother, James McKeever; and a half-brother, Harold Barhydt of Michigan. Two infant daughters; a grandson, Jason Riehm; and 2 brothers, Clifford and DeLos Barhydt, preceded her in death. Funeral today in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-26-1999
Riehm J Bryan, 81, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Wednesday in McCray Memorial Hospital. The son of Jacob F. and Augusta (Dragoo) Riehm, he was born in Kendallville Oct. 3, 1899. He married Frieda Butler. He was a retired farmer and attended the Church of God. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Beverly) Stout of Kendallville and Mrs. Beatrice House of Muncie; a son, Clarence of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. A son, Glen Raymond, a brother and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1980
Riehm Jason Michael, 2-day old son of Michael and Julie (Riemke) Riehm, 116 S. Park Ave., died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital where he was born May 23. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Matthew and a sister, Angela, both at home; grandparents, Kendallville Mayor John Riemke and his wife Barbara, Clarence and Imogene Riehm of Kendallville; great-grandparents, Ted Riemke, Ellen Clark and Edna Shank of Angola, and Frieda Riehm, Kendallville. Graveside services Saturday in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-18-1988
Riehm Philip A, 91, Kendallville, died Thursday at McCray Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1884 in Kendallville to Jacob F. and Julia Augusta (Dragoo) Riehm. He married Bessie G. Weirick in Kendallville April 25, 1931. He was a lifetime Kendallville resident, the owner of Home Coal Co., and retired from there in 1955. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Ben Hur Lodge. Two sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Billie (Mary June) Fiandt, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Otto (Carolyn) Steinhaus, Columbia, Mo.; 2 sons, Robert B, Kendallville, and Harold, Lawrence, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Cary, Burr Oak, Mich.; one brother, Bryan, Waits Road; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Riehm Robert B, 92, of Kendallville, died July 31, 2006 at Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center in Kendallville. He had been employed at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home 1940-1979 and had worked at Berhalter Furniture. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and Elks Lodge 1194. He was born July 20, 1914 in Kendallville to Phillip A. and Rissie Faye (Britton) Riehm. He married Angeline Bower on Oct. 5, 1940 in Kendallville. She died Feb. 13, 2004. Surviving are 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Barbara of Vancouver, Wash., James and Dixie of Raleigh, N.C., Thomas and Paula of New Haven and Richard and Marcia of Atlanta, Ga.; 2 half sisters, Carolyn Steinhaus and her husband, Otto, of Columbia, Mo., and Mary June Allison of Indianapolis; a half brother and his wife, Harold and Donna Riehm of Lawrence, Kan.; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services Thursday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-1-2006
Riemen Anthony, 63, of Avilla died Wednesday from internal strangulation of the bowels. Funeral will be Friday from the Avilla Catholic Church. ^ 4-27-1900
Riemen Oliver H, 86, 417 Van Scoyoc St., Avilla, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. A lifelong resident of Avilla, he was born March 28, 1881, the son of Anthony and Rosa (Ley) Riemen. He was associated with the Witmer Products for 21 years and was then a barber until his retirement nine years ago. He was a member of the St. Maryís Holy Name Society. Survivors include the widow, Ona C., whom he married Sept. 19, 1910 at Pittsburgh, Pa. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral today in St. Maryís Catholic Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 12-28-1967 + 12-?-1967
Riemen Ona C, 98, died Monday at Sacred Heart Home. She was born Oct. 15, 1888 in W. Va., the daughter of Lincoln and Cornelius Thomas. She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church. Her husband, Oliver, died in 1967. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at St. Maryís Catholic Church, Avilla. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 5-14-1987 + 5-11-1987
Riemenschneider Adolphus, a student in the Grass Lake High School, died at Mrs. H. C. Palmerís where he boarded, died on Wednesday last. He was not far from 20 years of age and his home was in Francisco. + No date
Riemer Carl Fred, 64, was born on Feb. 6, 1844 in Mecklenberg, Germany. He served as a loyal German soldier in the Franco-Prussian War. In 1872 he was married and immigrated to America with his wife. Having lived in New York for a few years, they came to Indiana and settled on a farm about 6 miles north of Kendallville. He had 3 girls and 5 boys, one of whom preceded him in death. In 1879 he joined the German Methodist Church. The last few years he attended the Evangelical Church. While on a visit in Cleveland, O., he was stricken with pneumonia, causing his death on Jan. 18. He leaves his widow, 7 children, 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. ^ 2-6-1908
Riemke Barbara Jean, 70, of Kendallville, died Oct. 11, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She had retired in 1995 after nearly 25 years with Kraft Foods. A 1954 graduate of Orland High School, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. She was born Dec. 29, 1935 in Steuben County to Veryl and Edna May (Fast) Shank. She married John W. Riemke on Sept. 11, 1954 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Angola. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Greg Coridal and Julie and Mike Riehm of Kendallville; 2 sons, Michael of Granger, and Ric and Aimee of Mishawaka; 2 brothers, Richard Shank and Monna of Fremont and Dean and Carole Shank of Angola; 4 grandchildren, Ryan and Elizabeth Cordial and Angie and Matt Riehm; a great-granddaughter, Courtney Cooper. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Riehm in May 1988; and a brother, Ralph Shank. Services Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-12-2006
Ries Ivan J, 69, R. 1, died Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Audrey Hickernell, Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 10, 1903 in Indiana. His wife died in 1968. He was a retired employee of International Harvester Co. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Helen Zimmerman, Fort Wayne; one stepson, Emory E. King, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Hickernell; one brother, Oscar, Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at St. Gaspar Church, Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1972
Ries Maria (Mrs. Michael) was buried in Avilla Cemetery Wednesday of last week. Her disease was consumption. ^ 11-9-1882

Noble Notes: In order to be someone, you must first be yourself.