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Roth Albert, 86, died Sunday at his home, R. 2, Decatur. He was born in 1892 in Adams County and lived there all his life. He was a farmer and carpenter, member of St. Lukeís United Church of Christ. Surviving are 4 sons, Lloyd of Albion, Floyd, Dwight and Kenneth of Decatur; 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter Zimmerman, Decatur, and Mrs. Earl Habegger, Berne; a brother, Glenn, Decatur; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at St. Lukeís Church. Burial, church cemetery. + 1978
Roth Alyce R, 90, of Albion, died February 1, 2007 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She had worked as a librarian in Lima, Ohio, and as a bookkeeper for Central Allen Dairy in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Loyal Order of the Moose 1311 in Decatur, Albion FOE, Ladies Auxiliary of the Poe Fire Dept., and she played organ and piano for Poe United Methodist Church. She lived in Albion since 1965. She was born July 7, 1916 to Charles L. and Hazel (Hardman) Circle. She married Lloyd Roth at Green Street Church of the Brethren on July 11, 1937. She is survived by 2 daughters and one son-in-law, Mary L. Peterson of Albion, and Janice and Ed Williams of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren, Debra Dellinger, Cindy Krauskopf, Shelley Mawhorter, Robbie Tomlinson, Mark and Mike Williams, and Bryan Peterson; 23 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Bill Tomlinson; one sister, Esther Mettler; and a brother Charles Circle Jr. Services Monday at Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 2-3-2007
Roth James R, M.D., 69, who practiced medicine in the Wolf Lake area for almost 40 years, died Feb. 10, 1986 at his home in Columbia City. After completing his medical internship he enlisted in the U. S. Army Medical Corps and served in Europe during WW II. Following discharge from the service he joined Drs. Harold, Robert and James Luckey in the operation of the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. When the hospital closed in 1963 he completed construction of a new office building on U. S. 33 south of Wolf Lake. He continued his practice there until his illness began last April. On May 13, 1943 he married Joan L. Luckey. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Columbia City, Churubusco Masonic Lodge F&AM, Mizpah Shrine, Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, American Legion Post 98, Columbia City VFW 5582, Indiana State and American Medical Associations. He is survived by his wife; 3 sons, James R. II, Michael Luckey, and David Matthew; 2 daughters, Ann Adair Roth of Fort Wayne and Mary Walker of Indianapolis; 4 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Addison (Marjorie) Beavers of Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Genevieve Fischer of Orlando, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, John and William; and a sister, Jean Siegried. Services at Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City Thursday. + 2-10-1986
Roth Joan L, 70, died April 24, 1992 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born April 8, 1922 in Noble Twp, Noble County, a daughter of Dr. Harold A. and Bessie M. (Koontz) Luckey. She received her nursing degree from the Indiana University School of Nursing. On May 13, 1943 she married James R. Roth, M.D. He died January 10, 1986. She attended Trinity Presbyterian Church and was an associate member of Tri Kappa, American Legion Auxiliary Post 98, Teti Sheri Temple and a volunteer for Fort Wayne Visiting Nursing Service & Hospice. Surviving are 3 sons, Jim of Indianapolis, Michael of Fort Wayne and David of Columbia City; 2 daughters, Ann A. Roth, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Bo (Mary) Walker, Indianapolis; 4 grandchildren, Denise Esterline, Angela Roth, Molly and Joe Walker; 3 great-grandchildren, Austin, Reilly and David Esterline; a brother, Dr. James E. Luckey, Fort Wayne; and a sister, Patsy Schwab of Dowagiac, Mich. Funeral Tuesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-25-1992
Roth Lloyd C, 71, of R. 2, Albion, died Thursday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He was born Feb. 15, 1917 in Adams County, the son of Albert and Elva (Barger) Roth. On July 11, 1937 in Fort Wayne, he married Avyce Circle. A resident of Noble County since moving from Poe in 1965, he retired as an enameler for Rea Magnet Co., Fort Wayne in 1978. He was a member of the LOOM in Decatur, Albion Eagles 2455, a lifetime member of Poe Fire Dept. and a member of UFL-CIO 865. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary Louise) Peterson, Albion, and Mrs. Ed (Janice) Williams, Woodburn; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger, Berne; a brother, Dwight, Poe; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Five brothers, one sister and one grandchild preceded him in death. Services Monday in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-2-1988
Rothermel Bessie C, 82, formerly of Cromwell, 422 Day St. died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 2, 1897 in Albion, she was the daughter of David and Nellie Priest Madden. She married James Rothermel in 1925. He died in 1965. Surviving are one son, Glenn, R. 2, Logansport; 4 sisters, Minnie and Kit Miller of Ligonier; Goldie McKeeman, Fort Wayne, and Marjorie Yoder, Texas; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. One son, Raymond C. Davis; one granddaughter; 4 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Rothrock Alene M, 65, of 642 E. North St. died today in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne from heart trouble. Born July 27, 1920 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Elvie and Sarah (Kimmel) Owen. On April 7, 1839 in Wawaka, she married Robert Rothrock. A Kendallville resident since 1946, she had worked for Cinderella for 10 years and Deihlís Sporting Goods for 4 years prior to retirement. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Janie) Miller of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Herb (Eva Belle) Malott of Oliver Lake, Wolcottville; a brother, Lee of Skinner Lake; and 2 grandchildren. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-26-1986
Rothrock Robert Vorhees, 85, died May 20, 2001 at Millers' Merry Manor, Huntington. A 1933 graduate of Rome City High School, he worked at Kraft Foods for 30 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. He was born April 23, 1916 in Lafayette to Robert and Gertrude (Dienhart) Rothrock. On April 7, 1939 in Albion he married Alene Marie Owen, who died Feb. 26, 1986. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and V. Richard Miller of Syracuse; 2 grandchildren, V. Richard II of Plymouth and Pamela Dilley of Warsaw; and 7 great-grandchildren, Ricky, Robbie and Janna Miller and Deanna, Kyle Karli and Jarred Dilley. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-22-2001
Rothrock Russell McKee, 72, St. Petersburg, Fla., died today in St. Anthony Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born May 7, 1899 in West Lafayette, the son of Hervey P. and Joella (Conelly) Rothrock. On Sept. 5, 1918 he and J. Faye Tryon were married in Three Rivers, Mich. A resident of Brimfield from 1917 to 1945, he had moved to St. Petersburg from Defiance, Ohio. He retired in 1966 after serving 21 years as a distributor for Bowls-Sealtest Corporation, selling automotive supplies in northwestern, Ohio. Before that he served as operating engineer for the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City and worked several years for International Harvester in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 195 in Defiance. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jo Fischer of Huntington; one son, Donald M. of Monterey Park, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jacob Jones of West Lafayette and Mrs. Ward Horn, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1971
Rottmiller Mildred A, 83, died Sunday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in rural Helmer April 23, 1913 to Harry F. and Emilie (Schreiber) Krehl. On June 18, 1939 in Corunna she married William C. Rottmiller. He died March 17, 1990. She was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville. Surviving are a son, Robert of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Blech and Mabel Frick of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren, William and Robin Rottmiller. Services Wednesday in Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-20-1996
Rottmiller Norman Otto, 79, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Farm Bureau, named Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1983. He was born May 17, 1918 in Bremen to Fred J. and Margarete (Eiseman) Rottmiller. He married Mary Ann Coffelt on March 24, 1983 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife and 3 stepdaughters. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-14-1998
Rottmiller William C, 78, died Saturday at his Kendallville residence. He was born in Bremen January 2, 1912, the son of Frederick and Margaret (Eiseman) Rottmiller. On June 18, 1939 in Corunna he married Mildred Krehl. A retired farmer and factory worker, he was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert of Kendallville; a brother, Norman of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren, William and Robin Rottmiller. One son, James, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-17-1990
Rouch Gerald J, of Ligonier, died Saturday in his residence. He was born in Auburn on September 24, 1925 to William A. and Myrcenethe (Ditton) Rouch. On November 24, 1952 in Angola he married Marjorie Wentworth. He retired in 1986 from Sea Nymph Boat Mfg. in Syracuse. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Jennifer Bolen and Cheryl Hart of Kendallville; 3 sons, Randy of Albion, David and Gerald of Kendallville; a sister, Helen Hansen of Danville, Ill.; and 15 grandchildren. One grandchild preceded him in death. No services. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 4-5-1997
Rouch Marjorie A, 70, of Ligonier, died February 3, 2000 in her home. She was born June 20, 1929 in Kendallville to Roy and Alice (Ford) Wentworth. On November 24, 1952 in Angola she married Gerald J. Rouch. He died April 3, 1997. Surviving are 2 daughters, Cheryl Hart and Jennifer Bolen of Kendallville; 4 sons, Randy Rouch of Albion, David and Gerald Rouch and Greg Ernsberger of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Phyllis Schoup of Sturgis, Mich., Lavon Forbes of Kendallville and Linda Medsker of Fort Wayne; 4 brothers, Charles of Albion, Richard of Sturgis, Mich., Gerald and Ray of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy, and a grandson. Services today in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 2-3-2000
Rouch Merl, about 66, died Nov. 8, 1952 at his home north of South Whitley. He was a native of Whitley County, a retired farmer and formerly lived in Albion and Columbia City. Surviving are the widow, Mabel; one son, Lee of South Whitley; and one sister, Mrs. Pyrl Hess of Columbia City. He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. + 11-?-1952
Roudebush Dolores M, 76, died Thursday in Ball Hospital, Muncie. She was born in Kendallville May 26, 1915, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth (Martin) Hinkley. She married Harold J. Roudebush, who died in 1990. She moved to Muncie in 1942. Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Kirkpatrick of Muncie; a sister, Luella Sibert of LaGrange; a brother, Leonard Hinkley of Muncie; 3 grandsons, Jeff, Jack and Joe Kirkpatrick; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral today in Meeks Funeral Home, Muncie. Burial, Gardens of Memory, Muncie. + 5-21-1992
Roush Alvin Roy, 80, was found dead in a field at his home on State Road 5, Pierceton south of Wilmot Wednesday. Death was due to a heart attack. He was born Aug. 12, 1882, the son of Alfred and Elizabeth (Rider) Roush on a farm on the Whitley-Noble County Line and had resided in this community all his life. He is survived by his wife, Flossie; a son, Thomas of San Diego, Calif.; and 3 daughters, Miss Frances, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Bert Hodge, South Bend, and Mrs. George Swisher, Bluffton; one brother, R. W. (Joe) of Largo, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Wilkinson, Warsaw; a stepson, Franklin Nobles, Fort Wayne; and 2 stepdaughters, Esther Nobles, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Henry Esterly, Milwaukee, Wis. Services Nov. 10 from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Salem Cemetery near Wilmot. + 11-?-1962
Roush Frances K, 98, died Oct. 4, 2003 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born Oct. 12, 1904 in Noble County to Alvin and Orah (Seymour) Roush. She taught school in Noble County from 1922 to 1928. During WW II she served as a registered nurse and retired from the Indiana State Board of Health after 38 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bluffton. She did not marry. Burial, Salem Cemetery. Albion New Era 10-8-2003
Roush Herman "Runt", 72, R. 1, Avilla, died Nov. 12 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville, the son of Harvey and Gertie (Vian) Roush. He married Geraldine Hollis March 2, 1957 in Ege. He was retired from No-Sag and was a member of the Ege Catholic Church, where services were conducted Saturday. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Marilyn Budrick, Mount Prospect, Ill.; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Charles, preceded him in death. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-20-1980 + 11-?-1980
Roush Orra E, 74, died Sunday in McDonald Hospital, Warsaw. Funeral was held Wednesday at the Salem Church at Wilmot. Survivors include her husband, Roy; 3 daughters, Miss Frances of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Aflreda Hodge of Tipton, and Mrs. Georgia Swisher of Bluffton; one son, Thomas of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Calvin H. Seymour of Cromwell; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral was at Salem Church at Wilmot. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 3-?-1956
Roush Robert M, formerly of Kendallville, and Sebring, Fla. was born May 7, 1919 in Jonesboro to Charles and Bertha Lydia (Carey) Roush. He served in the U.S. Navy. n Aug. 14, 1945, he Margaret Schuyler LeFevre in Delmar, N.Y. In 1953 Dr. Roush moved his practice to its current location on W. Rush Street. Both sons, Dr. Richard S. and Dr. Robert Alan later joined the practice. In 1956 Roush received the Jaycee ďMan of the YearĒ Award. he was a member of Trinity Church, United Methodist. The Roushes moved to Sebring, Fla., in 1993, where they lived until 2006. That year they moved back to Indiana, taking residency at Four Seasons Retirement Center in Columbus.  Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Leslie and Richard Fielding Smith, Columbus; Marsha and William E. Cornelius III, Woodstock, Ga.; and Deborah Kautza, Kendallville; 2 sons, Dr. Richard Roush of Louisville, Ky.; and Dr. Robert and Jane Roush, Kendallville; grandchildren: Julia (Roush) McKinney, David and Caroline Roush, and Drs. Eric and Kelly Roush; Michelle (Smith) and Mark Ziegler, Tsgt USAF Ryan and Ryanne Smith, and Kyle Smith; William IV Cornelius and Taylor Cornelius; Lt. USN JAG Matthew Roush and Drs. Elizabeth (Roush) and Craig Lichlyter; and 8 great-grandchildren, Katherine Barker, Cameron and Morgan Ziegler; twins Andrew and Anthony McKinney; Cadence Smith; and Charles and Eloise Roush. He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Roush, Greentown, and 3 brothers, Dr. C. Edward Roush and Gordon E. Roush, Marion, and twin brother James E. Roush, Clarksville, Tenn. Funeral July 16 at Four Seasons Retirement Center, Columbus. Memorial service Aug. 11 at the Trinity Church, Kendallville. ^ 7-15-2012
Routsong Dan C, 69, of McAllen, Texas, and formerly of Albion, died January 2, 2011. He was born September 4, 1941, in Sturgis, Mich., to George W. and Eunice (Garlets) Routsong. On December 24, 1976, he married G. Joan Cox. He graduated from Cromwell High School in 1960. served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam Conflict. He worked for CSX Railway as a brakeman and conductor based out of Garrett for 39 years. He was a member of the Elks and the American Legion in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 3 children, Mike (Millisa) Burdette of Ligonier, Robin (Matt) Moser of Wawaka and Brent Holloway of McAllen, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Mitchell and Marcus Burdette, Brittany, Brooke and Grant Moser, Audri and Austin Moore, and Abby, Mandy and Ashlynn Erwin; and 4 sisters, Mary (Ron) Anthony of Woodburn, Carol Jean (Pablo) Arellano of Florida, Julia Routsong of Wawaka and Gale (Paul) Riley of Fort Wayne. Funeral Jan. 8 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 1-6-2010
Routsong Emery, 69, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at his home Friday from Brightís disease. Surviving are the widow; a brother, C. G. of Rome City; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ellen Coldren of Canton, O., Mrs. Rose Myrick of Mayti, Mo., and Mrs. Ned Jennings of Hammond; and one half-brother, John of Rome City. Funeral Monday from Irwin & Reyher Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1936
Routsong Lloyd A, 83, of Kendallville, died May 27, 2005 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1921 in LaGrange County to Ira and Cora (Helmer) Routsong. He married Martha Wolfe on April 23, 1940 at Pleasant Lake. He was a life insurance agent 1960-1978, retiring after 18 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Kendallville and Kendallville Lodge No. 476 F&AM. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Roger and Jan, and David of Las Vegas, Nev., and William and Linda of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Irene Prestidge of Marshall, Mich., and Blanche Holtz of Sturgis, Mich.; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter; 2 brothers, Clarence and Orcie; and 3 sisters, Mary Gunthrope, Hazel Coonrod and Majorie Nelson. Private services today at first Presbyterian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-1-2005
Rowe Barbara A, 79, of Garrett died on October 12, 2012, at her Garrett home. She was born in Kendallville on December 12, 1932, to Charles and Ruby (Martin) Hart. She married William Rowe on October 19, 1952, in Kendallville and he preceded her in death on April 25, 2007. She worked for the Creek Chub Bait Company in Garrett and Electric Motors and Specialties in Garrett for 20 years, retiring in 1994. Survivors include 2 sons, Rick and Pat Rowe of Garrett and Troy Rowe of Garrett; 2 grandchildren, Chris John Goble and Matt and Nickie Rowe; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; 4 brothers; Carl, Charles, Richard and Jackie Hart; and 4 sisters, Charlotte, Madelyn, June and Eleanor. There will be no visitation or services. ^ 10-13-2012
Rowe Bert F, a former resident of LaOtto, died September 20 in the Allen County Hospital. The only immediate survivor is a brother, Amos. Services Saturday in Fort Wayne. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 9-27-1956
Rowe Dewey L, 56, of R. 1, Wolcottville, Big Long Lake, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born March 25, 1928 in DeKalb County, the son of Wilbur and Vesta (Albright) Rowe. On Nov. 29, 1961 he married Marceille Brown Austin. An employee of Flint & Walling in Kendallville, he had resided at rural Wolcottville the past 25 years. Surviving are his wife; a stepdaughter, Pat Courtney of Wakarusa; 3 stepsons, Kenny and Donald Austin of Fort Wayne, and Monte Austin of Stroh; 2 brothers, L. D. of Willard, Ohio, and Max of South Milford; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Kistler Funeral Home of Ashley-Hudson. Burial, Circle Cemetery near Hudson. + 8-7-1984
Rowe E Dean, 31, was born in Auburn December 30, 1949, the son of Glenn and Olabella (Boyd) Rowe. He was a machinist at the Auburn Dana Corporation. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Olabella Hannah; his wife, Patricia; two sons, Christopher and Jamie Dean, both at home; and a daughter, Jennifer Sue, at home; five brothers, Don, LaOtto, Herbert, Chesterton, Laurel, Wolcottville, Clair, Bryan, Ohio, and Larry, Holiday, Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Eza Crawford, Butler, Mrs. Ann Trammell, New Haven, Mrs. Barbara Arnold, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bonnie Spillane, Toledo, Ohio. Service September 24 in Angola First United Methodist Church. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont. ~ 10-1-1981 + 9-?-1981
Rowe Eddie D, 56, of Spring Hill, Fla., died Oct. 30, 2012. He was born in Auburn and moved to Florida in 1973.  Mr. Rowe worked in construction and was a foreman on many of the Bay Area projects sites. He is preceded in death by his parents, Utah and Millie Rowe.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joyce; three sons, Shannon and his wife, Brandi, Dennis and his wife, Shena and William; 4 daughters, Misti and her husband, Thyne, Kandria, DeeAnn and Annmarie; three brothers, Roger and his wife, Carol, Tony and his wife, Kim and Danny; sister, Marlene Steinman and her husband, Roger; 14 grandchildren.  Memorial service Saturday at Loyless Funeral Home. ^ 11-1-2012
Rowe Evelyn Irene, 53, of R. 2, Avilla, of R. 2, Avilla, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1918 in Avilla, the daughter of Herman and Ila (Hossinger) Housholder and was married to Paul Rowe, who survives, Sept. 24, 1944, in Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was a lifetime resident and was employed at the Sacred Heart Home approximately three years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She is survived by the husband; her mother; three sons, Norman and Gene at home, and Lynn of Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Keck of R. 1 and Mrs. Elmo Edwards of Kendallville; and three brothers, Paul of Fort Wayne and Maynard and Ralph of Avilla. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary in Avilla. ~ 3-2-1972 + 3-?-1972
Rowe Grace Melissa, 71, 518 Union St., died Thursday in LaGrange County Hospital. She was born Oct. 14, 1900 in Albion and married Walter G. Rowe on June 2, 1920 in Valentine. He was killed in a farm tractor accident Aug. 28, 1951. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, LaGrange and its WSCS, Johnson Twp Homemakers Club, LaGrange County Farm Bureau, Cancer Society and Tuberculosis Association. She is survived by 4 sons, Glenn, LaGrange, Robert Paul, Wolcottville, Richard, Logansport, and Jean, Hyattsville, Md.; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral in the First United Methodist Church, LaGrange, Saturday. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Rowe Jackie W, 82, died April 27, 2007 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home, Albion. He was born Aug. 7, 1924 in Kendallville, the son of Thelmer and Harriett (Holman) Rowe. He married Mary Lucille Hulwick in Kendallville on Aug. 11, 1950. She died March 9, 1991. He was a WW II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, landing at Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion. He retired after 30 years with Newnam Foundry. He graduated from Waterloo High School in 1943 and was a member of VFW 2749 in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Raney of Kendallville; a granddaughter, Tracey (Ehret) Morgan; a great-granddaughter, Audrey Dennison; a brother-in-law, William Hulwick; 2 sons-in-law, Jerry Raney and Byron Ehret. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmie. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with military graveside honors by VFW Post 2749. ^ 4-29-2007
Rowe Leona B
, 86, of Kendallville, died June 3, 2000 in Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. She was born July 2, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio to Joseph and Gertrude (Vandergrif) Bordner. In 1932 she married Arthur Rowe, who died April 17, 1979. She retired from McCray Hospital after 20 years as a nurse's aide. Surviving are 6 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Pat and Glen Barr of Kendallville, Iris Faurote, Kathryn Crance and Mariam and William Meyer of Fort Wayne, Donna Seigel of Wawaka and Darlene and James Howard of Mt. Washington, Ky.; a son, Jack of Louisville, Ky.; 2 sisters, Grace "Pat" Eshelman of Kendallville and Jerri Messner of Wayzata, Minn.; 31 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Sandra Kay Rowe and Sue Ann Hammel; a son, James Arthur; 2 brothers, Weldon and Leonard Bordner; and a sister, Dorothy Hasselman. Services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-3-2000
Rowe Mary, 86, died at Sacred Heart Home Monday. She was born in Morris, Ill. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. L. McNerny, Indianapolis; Mrs. B. F. Schaffer, Mobile, Ala.; and Mrs. Ethel McKellar, Kewanna, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in the chapel at the Sacred Heart Home, with burial in the Home cemetery. ~ 9-13-1951
Rowe Mary A, one of Albionís oldest citizens, died Sept. 5, 1893. She was born April 27, 1815 at Bridgewater, Susquehanna County, Pa., and died aged 78 years 4 months and 7 days. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Albion New Era 9-14-1893
Rowe Mary L, 59, died Saturday at her Cree Lake home. She was born in Kendallville August 18, 1931, the daughter of Waldo "Jeff" and Bertha (Nott) Hulwick. On August 11, 1950 in Kendallville she married Jackie Rowe. She was a Sears employee for 15 years and most recently gift shop manager at Chronister's Pharmacy. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Cindy) Raney of Kendallville; a brother, William Hulwick of Pretty Lake; and a granddaughter. Services Wednesday in Faith United Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-9-1991
Rowe Olive L, 81, of Garrett, died Wednesday at her home. She was born July 6, 1911 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Frank and Hazel Loualla Hulbert. She is survived by 2 sons, William of Garrett and Richard of Waterloo; 2 daughters, Lorraine Coleman and Carol Parr of Garrett; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband Frank Rowe in 1970; a son, Robert; 2 half-brothers, Leo and James Appleton; and a half-sister, Myrtle Appleton. Funeral Saturday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-21-1993
Rowe Ralph B, 64, former Auburn resident, and most recently of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday in Tampa. He was born Dec. 13, 1918 in St. Joe, the son of Levi and Mary Rowe. He was a retired policeman and was working at the Campbell Soup factory where he was stricken with a heart attack and died. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; 2 daughters, Sherry and Sandy, and a son, Wayne, all of Tampa; 3 sisters, Ellen DeWitt of Auburn, Effie Peckhart of Hudson, and Marie Schwartz of Angola; 2 brothers, Albert of Angola, and Forrest of Hudson; and 2 grandchildren. A sister, Della, preceded him in death. Services and burial were Monday in Tampa. + 2-24-1983
Rowe Sandra Kay, 5-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rowe northeast of Albion, died from spinal meningitis last Sunday. She is survived by the parents, 4 brothers and sisters. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1943
Rowe Wayne Allen, 73, of Sebring, Fla., died Oct. 23, 2008 at his residence. He was a truck driver and had been employed at No-Sag in Kendallville. He had also worked at Steckley's Feed Mill in Kendallville and served as a volunteer fire fighter for the Kendallville Fire Dept. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of VFW Post 2749 and American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. He was born in LaGrange on Oct. 14, 1935 to Paul and Geraldine (Lamp) Rowe. Survivors include 6 children. Graveside military honors Oct. 27, 2008 in Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-25-2008
Rowe Wayne R, 68, of Cromwell, died at his residence Jan. 27, 2001. He was a conductor with Conrail Railroad and a member of Faith Assembly Church in Warsaw. He was born June 2, 1932 in Elkhart to Marion Russell and Sylvia (Eller) Rowe. He married Sandra May (Bradburn) Hayden on Jan. 1, 1983 in Elkhart. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Robert of Marion and Larry of Orland, Calif.; 4 stepchildren; 4 brothers, Bob of Elkhart, Clifford of Syracuse, Delbert of Newport Ritchie, Fla., and Jack of Chesterfield; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Harold and Virginia Glassburn of Middlebury, Dale and Phyllis Tarpe of Bristol, Ralph and Delores Thorp and Jim and Regina Shank of Elkhart; and 3 grandchildren. Graveside services Monday at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-28-2001
Rowell Elizabeth died at her home on Madison St., Fort Wayne, Jan. 26. She was born southeast of Albion Jan. 31, 1872, the daughter of Emanuel and Margaret Ann Anspaugh, deceased. She is survived by the husband; brothers and sisters, Thomas J. of Garrett, Curtis C. of Columbia City, Emmett E. of Albion, John L. of Terre Haute, Mrs. Charles Cranmer of Elkhart. One brother, Sidney, preceded her in death. She is also survived by 2 stepsons, John and Farrand Rowell of Detroit, Mich. The obsequies were held at Fort Wayne Jan. 28 with interment in the receiving vault at Lindenwood Cemetery. + 1-?-1928
Rowland Jeanette, 78, died April 5, 2005 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She had been employed at Weatherhead Co. in Columbia City for 8 years and had retired from Dexter Axle Co. in Albion. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School. She was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Noble County to James Edward and Gladys Mae (Stults) Stump. On Feb. 3, 1951 she married Murray Rowland. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, John of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Dennis of Burr Oak; 2 brothers, Hal Stump of Kimmell and Larry Stump of Cincinnati; and a grandson, Joseph Rowland. Services Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 4-7-2005
Rowland Laura, a resident of Whitley County, died at her home north of town Monday of pulmonary tuberculosis. She was born in Noble County June 10, 1853, died at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 28 days. She was married to Samuel Rowland Feb. 28, 1875, who with the following children survive: Daniel, Jessie William and Mrs. Ella Fulk of Noble County, George of Whitley County and Joseph of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Levi Royer of North Manchester and Al Royer of Ashley; and 2 sisters, Mrs. H. Longnecker of Allen County and Mrs. E. Sawyer of North Manchester. Funeral was at the Dunkard Church of which she was a member. Burial, Round Lake Cemetery. * 1926
Rowland Murray Lender, 85, of Columbia City, died May 22, 2009 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. A 1942 graduate of Columbia City High School, he served in the U.S. Marines 1943-1946. He was employed by Dana-Weatherhead Corp. in Columbia City, retiring as a machinist after 44 years. He was a member of the Albion American Legion Post 246. He was born at Blue Lake March 14, 1924 to John and Lalah (Zolman) Rowland. He married Jeanette Stump on Feb. 3, 1951. She died April 5, 2005. Surviving are 2 sons, John of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Dennis of Burr Oak; 2 brothers, Walter of Columbia City and Curtis of Warsaw; and 2 sisters, Clara Belle Ressler of Columbia City and June Wilson of Michigan. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ellis Cunningham and Mark Rowland; and 3 sisters, Nellie Duggins, Jean Hansen and Shirley Rowland. Services Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery, with military honors. ^ 5-24-2009
Rowley Thomas G, 81, of the Sacred Heart Home, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. Survivors include two brothers, Ralph and Charles; and four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Kavanaugh, Mrs. Mabel Sheets, Mrs. Martin Schof and Miss Grace Rowley, all of Fort Wayne and Auburn. Services Wednesday at St. Maryís Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 7-16-1953
Rowlison Goldie M, 87, died Thursday at McCray Memorial Hospital. She was born May 9, 1895 in Mark Center, Ohio, to William and Rose (Smith) Breininger. Surviving are her husband, Paul E. of The Lamplighter, Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) Stein of Fort Wayne; 5 stepdaughters, Geraldine Leonhardt and Betty Arnold of Kendallville, Cora Tuttle of Golden Lake, Angola, Catherine Kaufman of Angola, and Joan Huling of South Bend; a stepson, Jay Rowlison of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Graveside services Saturday at Lost Creek Cemetery, Hicksville, Ohio. + 2-17-1983
Rowlison Paul James, 79, died Sept. 26, 2007 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He retired after 14 years with the city of Kendallville Street Dept. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of American Legion Post 86, VFW Post 2749, 40&8 and Trinity Church United Methodist. He was born May 28, 1928 in Stroh to Paul E. and Dora May (Pierson) Rowlison. He married Donnabelle Refner on Nov. 26, 1954 in Auburn. Surviving is his wife in Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Beuce Hamilton of Auburn; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Catherine Rowlison of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 4 grandchildren, April Hoff, Lisa Hamilton, Staci and Tyler Rowlison; and 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Cora and Willis Tuttle of Auburn, Catherine Kaufman of Angola and Joan Huling of Mishawaka. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald: and 5 sisters, Geraldine Leonhardt, Pauline, Donna and Nancy Rowlison and Betty Arnold. Services Saturday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with graveside military services. ^ 9-27-2007
Rowlison Nelson L "Tim", 62, of Main St., Stroh, died Thursday at his residence. He was born Dec. 5, 1926 in Stroh, the son of Justus and Eursel May (Deal) Rowlison. On Dec. 31, 1945 in Angola he married Clara L. Sanders. He was a former Stroh town marshal. Surviving are his wife and mother; 2 daughters, Mrs. Duane (Beverly) Howe of Stroh, and Mrs. Donald (Margie) Burrell of Angola; 2 sons, Jack L. of Auburn, and Bill of LaGrange, 4 sisters, Dorothy Mater of Kendallville, Arvilla Castner of Angola, Wanda Amburgy of Stroh, and Nelda Cummins of Rome City; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery. + 1-5-1989
Rowlison Paul E, 87, a resident of Carlin Park Nursing Home, Angola, died in Cameron Hospital, Angola, Tuesday. He was born July 28, 1898 in Columbia, Ohio to Elliott A. and Cora (Bennett) Rowlison. His first wife, Dora May, died in 1942. His second wife, Golda, died in 1983. He was a retired superintendent of the Kendallville Street Department and a member of the Moose Lodge, Angola. Surviving are 5 daughters, Geraldine Leonhardt and Betty Arnold of Kendallville, Cora Tuttle, Golden Lake, Catherine Kaufman, Angola, and Joan Huling, South Bend; a son, Jay, Kendallville; a stepdaughter, Betty Stein, Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Catherine Lautzenheiser, St. Cloud, Fla., and Eva Warshler, Garrett; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by 4 children and 2 grandsons. Services Thursday in Stroh Christian Church. Burial, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. + 6-3-1986
Roy Carrie C, 96, died March 9 at Sacred Heart Home. She had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne and retired in 1952 from Undergarment Manufacturing Co. Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death in 1960. Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy Maxwell of Wolcottville, Jessie Hobbs of Fort Wayne, and Jeannette Johnson of Three Rivers, Mich.; a son, Wayne of Garrett; and nine grandchildren. Services March 13 in Fort Wayne. Burial, St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery. ~ 3-21-1989 + 3-9-1989
Roy Ruth J, 75, died January 29, 1994 at Kenney Health Care, Ligonier. She was born in Topeka October 9, 1918, the daughter of Fred and Dessie (Fought) Roy. A lifetime resident of Topeka, she was employed as an office helper for Dr. Kenneth Lehman. She was a member of Topeka Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sisters, Jane Sponseller, Angola, Rosemary Mathew, Ligonier, and Virginia Ulmer, DeLeon Springs, Fla. A sister and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday at Topeka Baptist Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 1-29-1994
Roy Thelma I, 70, of Topeka, died today at her residence. Born Jan. 4, 1916 in Elmdale, Mich., she was the daughter of John and Silvia (Farber) Hostetler. On March 7, 1941 in LaGrange, she married Stanley Roy who died in 1982. She was a member of the Topeka Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Stana Castetter of Topeka, and Karen Thompson of Binghamton, N.Y.; 2 sisters, Vada Martin of Goshen and Norma Musser of Sturgis, Mich.; a brother, Braden of Topeka; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Topeka Mennonite Church. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 4-3-1986
Roy Velma R, 67, R. 1 Garrett, died Friday in DeKalb Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1913 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of William and Ruth (Cartwright) Coolman. She married Wayne E. Roy July 29, 1931. Survivors include her husband; a son, Steven, Corunna; a brother, Carl, Three Oaks, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Services Monday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett,. ~ 1-8-1981 + 1-?-1980
Royal Loretta E, 79, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Meadowhaven Nursing Home, Butler. She was a retired beautician and owned her own shop in Toledo, Ohio for 21 Ĺ years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn. She was born April 24, 1909 to the late Adam and Emma (Noriot) Royal. She is survived by 4 sisters, Viola Hamman of Waterloo, Helen Wasserman of Toledo, Ethel Royal of Kendallville, and Agnes Welly of Auburn. One sister, Cecelia; and 4 brothers, Addie, George, Louie, and Lester, preceded her in death. Services Thursday in the Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Auburn. + 9-13-1988
Royer Freda M, 88, of Kimmell, died Sunday in her residence. She was born in Flora on October 17, 1905 to Anceil and Pearl (Trent) Michael. She married Millard Royer on December 12, 1928 in Indianapolis. He died in 1982. She was a retired kindergarten teacher in the North Manchester and Churubusco school systems and a member of Blue River Church of the Brethren. Nieces and nephews survive. Graveside services Wednesday in Sparta Cemetery. + 12-19-1993
Royer G Millard, 76, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Services were today at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. He was born April 5, 1906 in Darke County, Ohio to William and Martha (Groff) Royer. He moved to the Ligonier area 24 years ago from Fort Wayne. He retired from International Harvester after 25 years of employment and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife, Freda, whom he married Dec. 9, 1928; a sister, Cecil Stebbing of Greenville, Ohio; and 2 brothers, Jonas of Greenville, and Byron. + 7-17-1982
Royer Jerry G, 29,was killed Sunday in a single car accident that also took the lives of his wife, Patricia E., 25, and their son Toby Lynn, 5. The Royers, who resided at R. 1, Rome City, were en route home after attending a Moose picnic at Hamilton Lake and the one-car crash occurred on the Hamilton Road 1.4 miles from where it connected with Highway 427 north of Waterloo. He was born March 9, 1941 in Avilla. He graduated from Avilla High School in 1959 and married Patricia E. Kennedy on Nov. 17, 1962 in Avilla. He was employed as a machine operator at the Indiana Rod & Wire Division, Phelps Dodge Corp., Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, Mrs. Ruth Royer, 1207 Main St., Auburn, and Maurice Royer, Ligonier; a grandfather, Warren Royer, who rooms at the Garrett Community Hospital and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Commadoll of Battle Creek, Mich. A daughter, Kimberly, preceded them in death at the age of five months. Funeral services for the couple and their son Wednesday in the McKee Funeral Home at Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 9-17-1970 + 9-?-1970
Royer Patricia E - See Jerry G. Royer. She was born at St. Johns, southeast of Garrett, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kennedy, who still reside there. Other survivors are five brothers, Dale, Edward, Russell and Paul, all of Garrett, Raymond, Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Michael Campbell, Albion, and Mrs. Darwin Baker, Fort Wayne; and a grandfather, George Kennedy, Garrett. ~ 9-17-1970
Royer Toby Lynn - See Jerry G. Royer.
Royer Warren, 91, died Saturday at DeKalb Hospital. A former resident of Garrett, he was born in Avilla May 1, 1887 to John S. and Ida (Clark) Royer. His wife, the former Bessie A. Commadoll, died Aug. 18, 1961. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Summers, Garrett; two sons, Maurice E., Ligonier and Donald L., Willard, Ohio; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a track man on the B&O Railroad, retiring Feb. 28, 1957. He was a member of the Old Vets and F.O.E. Services Monday at McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 7-6-1978 + 6-30-1978
Rubacaba Caren, 3-day old daughter of Fernando and Maria DeScorro (Vizcaino) Rubacaba died July 9, 2000 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Surviving are her parents; a brother, Fernando, a sister, Isamal; grandparents, Socorro Sandonal and Manuel Rubacaba of Mexico. Graveside services today in Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-9-2000
Ruble Arvada M, 91, of Kendallville, died Sept. 14 in McCray Hospital. She was born April 21, 1908 in Payne, Ohio to Frank Lewis and Ethel (Leath) Maxwell. On Aug. 21, 1927 in Fort Wayne she married Dale D. Ruble. He died Aug. 21, 1982. A farm wife, she had lived in Kendallville and Noble County most of her life. Surviving are 2 brothers, Gerald of Coesse and Dallas of Columbia City; 3 grandchildren, Darlene Holsinger of Hendersonville, N.C., Cynthia L. Wagner of Middlebury, and Barry Dalton Ruble of Avilla. She was preceded in death by a son, Farold; a grandson, Kevin; 5 brothers, Lester, Lawrence, Norbert, Romey and Harlan; and 2 sisters, Maggie Talmadge and Helen. Graveside services in Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. ~ 9-23-1999
Ruble Dale D, 80, a Kendallville area resident many years, died Saturday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. He was born in Ohio Oct. 25, 1901 to Frank A. and Frances (Lothamer) Ruble. On Aug. 27, 1927 he married Arvada M. Maxwell. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife in Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Orville (Lela) Hoffman of Monroeville; a brother, Romey of Decatur; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Farold A. in 1969; a grandson, Kevin, in 1978; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Services today at Marquart Funeral Home, Monroeville. Burial, Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. + 8-21-1982
Ruble Kevin, 21, was fatally injured Sunday when he was a passenger in a car which left the road near Kendallville and hit a tree. He resided on Lillian St. here and was the son of Farold and Margaret (Kaiser) Ruble. His father preceded him in death in 1969. Survivors include his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Steve Holsinger, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Tony Clifton, Ligonier; one brother, Barry, Kendallville; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ruble and Mrs. Thelma Hart, all Kendallville. Services Wednesday at the Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Monroeville Cemetery, Monroeville. ~ 10-26-1978 + 10-?-1978
Ruby Clyde, 62, of Ligonier, died Saturday in Irene Byron Sanitarium, Fort Wayne. A former Warsaw and Cromwell resident, he was a hotel clerk. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Vern Lindsey of Cromwell. Services were Monday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. + 5-?-1960
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ied in Garrett December 17  She was one of 7 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Newton Rarick living near Cromwell, being born on  February 1, 1873.  She was married to Mr. Jesse Ruby of Garrett.  To this union 4 children were born, one of them dying in infancy.  Two boys and a daughter 3 years old are left with their father to mourn the loss of a mother and wife.  Funeral December 23.  Burial, Ligonier Cemetery.  Ligonier Banner 12-28-1911 Contributed by Judy Richter)
Ruby Sadie May, 76, of 601 S. Oak St., Syracuse, died Friday in the Goshen Hospital. She was born March 15, 1891 in Syracuse. She was married to George Ruby July 2, 1929 in Warsaw. He died Jan. 2. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Guy Hoover of Syracuse; 3 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Harris Funeral Home. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 1-?-1968
Ruby Sarah Ethel (Jones), about 60, of Cromwell, died last Thursday in McDonald Hospital, Warsaw. She was born in Sparta Twp Feb. 1, 1890 and had resided her entire life in this community. She was a member of Cromwell Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, William; a brother, Clyde Jones, Wolf Lake; a sister, Mrs. Charles Blake, Fort Wayne; and a grandson. Funeral Sunday at the Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1950
Ruby William F, 80, of Cromwell, died Wednesday in Luckey Hospital at Wolf Lake. Born in Allen County, he was brought by his parents to Cromwell at the age of 18 months and has resided here since. For many years he drove a milk pickup route out of Cromwell and following this he served as town marshal in Cromwell for many years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sister, Mrs. Dollie Lindsey of Cromwell, and Mrs. Blanche Crow, Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, George of Syracuse, Clyde of Ligonier, and Charles of Alberta, Canada; one granddaughter, Connie Lou of Fort Wayne. + 9-?-1956
Ruddell David J, 67, died on February 12, 2011 at his home in Kimmell. He was born in Graves End, England on October 17, 1943. Surviving are his wife, Jane M. (Paule) Ruddell, of Kimmell and a son, Andrew W. Ruddell of Kimmell, and also a brother, George Ruddell of Scotland. Graveside services Feb. 17 at Stringtown Cemetery. ^ 2-16-2010
Ruderman Louis, 82, produce buyer and farmer of the LaOtto community, died on Thursday of last week at his summer home on Long Beach, Long Island, N. Y. He was born in Russia April 7, 1883 and brought to New York by his parents when he was four years old. He became a buyer and shipper for one of New Yorkís largest produce firms, then came to Indiana in 1918 to grow and ship onions and potatoes to the produce firm. Purchasing his first Noble County farm in 1922 and his first Allen County farm in 1928, he continued the raising of potatoes and onions to such an extent that he was dubbed the "Potato King" throughout both counties. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Morris Ruderman, Huntertown, and Abe Ruderman, Kendallville, who have been associated with him in the produce business since 1923. He was a member of Acduth Vesholem Temple, Fort Wayne. ~ 3-3-1966 + 2-?-1966
Ruderman Morris, 59, of Huntertown, died Thursday in St. Josephís Hospital. He, along with a brother, operated A&M Ruderman Farms. He had lived in Indiana since 1926 and had been in the produce business more than 40 years. He was a member of Huntertown Lodge, F&AM, Eagles Lodge, Fort Wayne, Huntertown Lions Club, Huntertown town board, NFO. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; four brothers, Abe, Kendallville, Jack, Spring Valley, N. Y., Harry, Brooklyn, N. Y., E., Hurleyville, N.Y.; and a sister, Mrs. Louis Marcus, Forest Hills, N. Y. Services Sunday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 5-1-1969 + 4-?-1969
Ruderman Ruth E, 81, of Huntertown, died March 30 in DeKalb Hospital. The Noble County native was the widow of Morris, who died in 1969. She retired in 1974 as personnel manager of the city of Fort Wayne, was national committee chairwoman for the Democratic Party, a member of OES Chapter 136 and Sigma Beta Sorority. Surviving are sisters, Shirley E. Wiley of Ellenton, Fla., and Wilma M. Perry of Sebring, Fla. Services Wednesday in McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-3-1997
Rudolph Emma, 75, died at the Reed convalescent home in Auburn Saturday from a complication of diseases due to senility. She was born Aug. 2, 1867 and married George Rudolph on May 10, 1892. He died in November of last year. Three children are living, Roy and Paul Rudolph and Mrs. Evelyn Watkins. One brother, L. A. Homsher of Minneapolis, Minn., and 3 sisters, Mrs. Cora Bennett and Mrs. Frank Stimmell of Auburn and Mrs. Orpha Summers of Churubusco, survive. One sister, Mrs. George Humbert, is deceased. There are 13 grandchildren, one of whom is Theron Dosch in the U.S. Navy overseas. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Auburn where the funeral will be conducted Monday. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Garrett Clipper 6-14-1943.
Ruebel Zella (Amos) was born June 10, 1878 at Swan, Indiana. She came with her parents to Colorado when she was a small child and has lived in and around Denver ever since. She graduated from the West Denver High School in 1902 and for three years taught school. On March 14, 1906 she was married to Philip Ruebel and went to live at Larkspur. Three children have been born to this marriage, Ellen, Philip, Jr. and Lawrence. They came to Brighton about fourteen years ago from Larkspur, Colorado, where they had spent their early married life, and purchased the Northern Colorado Dairy business. Ellen Ruebel was sent for from Fort Collins, where she is attending the Agricultural College. Claire Amos, a niece, is home also from Lincoln, Nebraska, where she is attending school. Besides her immediate family, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ellen Amos, living at 319 S. 3rd Ave., Brighton, Col.; and one brother, Vinton Amos, who lives with his family at 142 N. 7th Ave., Brighton. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church Sunday. The preceding was received by Mrs. Ocie DeHoff last week relating the sudden death of her niece at Brighton, Colorado. ~ 11-19-1925
Ruehart Edwin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ruehart, died Monday morning. Funeral Tuesday from the late residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-17-1915 Contributed by Judy Richter
Ruffner Lydia, 84, former resident of Brimfield, died Saturday in Detroit where she was visiting friends. She had recently made her home with a nephew, Albert Rinehart, Milwaukee. There are no immediate survivors. Services at Miser Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1944
Ruger Retha J, 75, of LaOtto, died June 30, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a secretary at Mutual Security in Fort Wayne and a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. She was born Oct. 18, 1932 in Waterloo to Charles B. and Florence V. (Hanson) Bloom. She married Jack V. Ruger on March 29, 1958 at Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Tom Stafford of LaOtto; a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Debi Ruger of Pleasant Lake; a brother, Gordon Bloom of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Jake, Nick and Rachel Stafford. She was preceded in death by a son, Joel; a daughter, Deanna; and an infant brother. Services Thursday at Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-1-2008
Rugg Glenn Joseph, 36, of Rome City died Thursday in Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. He was born September 14, 1960 in Fort Wayne to Glenn R. and Daisy (Shroyer) Rugg. He was a factory worker. Surviving are his mother in Sturgis, Mich.; his wife, the former Dawn Zell of Rome City; 2 daughters, Megan of Rome City and Chrissy of Kendallville; 2 sons, Tyler of Rome City and Joey of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Ruth Holland of Holland, Ohio, and Freda David of Albion; 3 brothers, Mel of Brethren, Mich., Bill of Muskegon, Mich., and Russell of Albion. Funeral Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-3-1996
Rugg Glenn R, R. 1, Corunna, died Aug. 15 at his home. He was a former Otter Lake resident and had lived in Fort Wayne for 23 years. He was born in Mill Run, Pa., April 28, 1928, a son of William and Iva (Listen) Rugg. He married Daisy Shroyer July 23, 1948. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Russell, Stroh, William, Angola, Melvin, Fort Wayne, and Joe, Avilla; two daughters, Freda Davis, LaOtto, and Ruth Holland, Mansfield, Ohio; two brothers, Bert, Pa., and Jack, Stroh; two sisters, Delores Torrez, New Haven, and Ruth Jackson, Detroit, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren. Services at the Indiana Creek Baptist Church in Mill Run Thursday. Interment, church cemetery. ~ 8-20-1981 + 8-15-1981
Rugg Russell L, 60, of Silver Lake died December 29, 2010 at his home. He was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania on August 16, 1950 to Glen and Daisy (Shroyer) Rugg. He graduated from Fort Wayne North Side High School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army During the Vietnam Conflict. He married Charlene E. Davis on July 8, 1978 in Angola. He worked for Robert Sheets Plumbing and Heating in Fort Wayne for 35 years until 2010. He was a member of the Kendallville VFW # 2749 and the Rome City American Legion Post 381. Survivors include his wife; his mother; one son, Russell Blake Rugg of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Tammy of Columbia City; two sisters; Freda and Terry Davis of Big Turkey Lake and Ruth Holland of Kendallville; one brother, Bill and Carla Rugg of Birmingham, Alabama; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin E. and Joseph G. Rugg; and two grandchildren. Funeral Jan. 3 at Hite Funeral Home with military graveside services. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-31-2010
Ruggles Brenda, 20, Burtís Trailer Court, Ligonier, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the bedroom of her mobile home by her husband John, 39. She was born on March 12, 1956 in Kendallville to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jacobs. She married John Ruggles Sept. 24, 1976. She is also survived by one son, Terry Smith, Ligonier; 2 daughters, Loretta Linn and Stella Smith, both of Ligonier; 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral Dec. 13 at Lisbon United Baptist Church. Burial, Brushy Prairie Cemetery. + 12-?-1976
Ruhart Fred, 60, of Kendallville, died of quick consumption after a brief illness last Thursday. Funeral was held at the Catholic Church Saturday, followed by interment in the Avilla Cemetery. He was a native of Germany but has lived in Indiana thirty-six years. He leaves a wife and five daughters. ~ 6-11-1891
Ruhl Bernedean, 52, of R. 2, LaGrange, was born March 28, 1928 in Huntington County, the daughter of Lee and Romona Hill. She married Robert C. Ruhl. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Romona Diffendarfer, R. 1, LaOtto, two brothers, J. H. Hill of LaOtto, William C. Hill of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Conrad E., Montgomery, Mich., and Thomas, Coldwater, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Services April 15 in Kistler Funeral Home, Hudson. ~ 5-1-1980
Ruhl Clara Jessie, 77, 204 E. Miller St., a resident there for the last 10 years, died last Tuesday in the Goshen Hospital from a coronary. Born July 11, 1988 in Wabash, she was married June 23, 1909 in Fort Wayne to Grayston Ruhl. A piano teacher, she was a member of the Ligonier Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Womenís Relief Corps. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom Sturgeon, Ligonier; one granddaughter; one brother, Frank Barton, Chicago; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Howard Plummer and Miss Geraldine Barton, both of Ponchatoula, La. Services last Thursday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 12-?-1965
Rulison George L, 90, Ligonier attorney and former prosecuting attorney of St. Joseph County and former U. S. District Attorney of the Northern Indiana District, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1875 in Hartford, Kan., he moved to Ligonier 22 years ago from South Bend and had practiced law here until becoming ill about a month ago. In 1901 he married Fay Frazier in Kansas. She died in 1958. He was a member of the South Bend Masonic Blue Rite, a charter member of the Lodge, Scottish Rite and York, Ligonier Rotary Club and the Ligonier Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Quentin Stultz of Ligonier; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and one sister. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1967
Rumbaugh Alice, 75, was born near Tiffin, Ohio in 1856, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rumbaugh and was one of 2 sons and 6 daughters. Most of her life was spent near Kendallville. She died with the infirmities of age on June 18, 1931. Funeral at Sweet Church June 20. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1931
Rumbaugh Arthur W, 67, retired grocer and resident of Kendallville, died Thursday at his home from Brightís disease and other complications. He was born Sept. 6, 1859 near Tiffin, O., the eldest son of William and Mary Rumbaugh. When a small child he came to Noble County with his parents, who settled on a farm. He was educated in the country schools. Later he entered the school of penmanship and drawing. He was graduated from that school and then taught in Kendallville and surrounding country for several years. In 1896 he married Mary Bennet of Ohio. They had two daughters, Mrs. Lester Somers of Arcola and Mrs. Howard Brookshank of Kansas City, Mo. Later he was married to May Whitbeck, the widow who survives. In early life he entered the insurance business and after that purchased a general store, later entering the grocery business. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1915 where he owned and operated a grocery, later returning to Kendallville. Also surviving are 2 sisters, including Mrs. Ellsworth Walters of Kendallville, Mrs. Addie Strater of near Kendallville, Miss Alice of Albion, Mrs. Marion Black of Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. George Homsher of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Nora White of Grand Junction, Col.; and 3 grandsons. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Noble County Democrat 5-5-1927
Rumbaugh Daniel, 79, former Orange Twp trustee, died Saturday at his home east of Brimfield. Surviving are the widow, formerly Nellie Parks; 2 nephews, Leo Rumbaugh of Albion and Harry Rumbaugh of Fort Wayne. Funeral Tuesday from the Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1936
Rumbaugh Fannie, 62, died at the home of her son, Leo, last Saturday. She was born in Hollowell, Kan., May 2, 1872 and moved to Noble County in 1886. Her husband, Willard, died in 1918. She with her husband was engaged in the general store business at LaOtto and Wabash. For a while she also conducted a millinery store here. She has been assistant matron of the Fort Wayne State School. Funeral at the United Brethren Church Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. She is survived by 2 sons, Leo of Albion and Harry of Fort Wayne. + 8-?-1937
Rumbaugh George was born in Berkeley County, Va. Aug. 14, 1829 and was one of ten children, only 2 of whom now live - his younger brother, Jacob in Fort Scott Kansas, a retired stock dealer, and his sister, Mrs. Mary Kaufman at Stotesbury, Mo. He was about 5 years of age when taken by his parents to Seneca County, Ohio, where the family settled on a farm and on which he was reared to manhood. In the spring of 1850 he came from Ohio to Noble County with no capital save his strong arms and his knowledge of farming. In 1883 he came to Orange Twp and purchased the present home of 80 acres. He was married in Albion Sept. 14, 1854 to Martha Pike, who was born in Seneca County, Ohio Nov. 4, 1838, and they had 4 children, Daniel, Willard, Laura and Nettie, the last now Mrs. P. J. Stanley. In Sept. 1864 he enlisted in Co. D, 13th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he took part in the engagement at Fort Fisher and also in several severe skirmishes and served until honorably discharged on account of disability at Newbern, N.C. in June 1865. His disease originated in the service and he weighed only 89 pounds when he returned home. After his discharge at Newbern, he sailed around Cape Hatteras on a river boat (which was merely a skiff) transported to Harrisburg, Pa., being so feeble that he risked his money in a strangerís hand to purchase his ticket to Fort Wayne, then by stage to Kendallville, having to lie in the bottom of the box, not able to sit up. In starting in life the second time he was assisted by his brother, William, and John Cramer, both deceased. He had 4 brothers in the union service, his brother James being left on the battlefield of Chancellorsville. He died July 28. Funeral July 30 from the late residence. ^ 8-22-1902
Rumbaugh Gertrude, 80, (b.6-22-1895 - d.9-19-1975) 114 W. Main St., died Friday at McCray Hospital. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Albion, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo C. in 1956. She is survived by a son, Dr. Calvin, Sherbourne, Mass.; and 5 grandchildren. Services Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. Entombment will be in Park Hill Mausoleum, Bloomington. + 9-?-1975
Rumbaugh Harry, 50, residing in Fort Wayne since leaving Albion 14 years ago, died of pneumonia at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne Feb. 22. He was the son of Willard and Fannie Rumbaugh, deceased, residents of Albion, and like his father, was once employed in the J. D. Black dry goods store here. He was a Scottish Rite Mason at Columbus, Ohio and operated a body repair shop and insurance adjustment agency in Angola. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Fort Wayne and the Masonic Lodge at McArthur, Ohio. Surviving are the widow, Linnie; 4 daughters, Misses Margaret, Helen, Joan and Theresa, and a son, Leo, at home; and a brother, Leo of Albion. Last rites were held Saturday at Chalfant-Perry Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1939
Rumbaugh Leo C, Albion attorney, died Oct. 17, 1956 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A Republican, he had served as Albion town attorney and justice of the peace at the time of his death. With his widow, Gertrude, he was owner of the Albion Hotel, where they had made their home for many years. Also surviving is a son, Dr. Calvin, now in medical practice at Evanston, Ill. Funeral was Saturday. The remains were entombed in the family mausoleum at Bloomington, Ill. + 10-?-1956
Rumbaugh Martha, 73, of Brimfield, who recently submitted to an operation for tumor, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry J. Stanley in Albion. She contracted a cold, and blood poisoning set in. She was the widow of George Rumbaugh. The couple formerly lived in Kendallville and also at LaOtto but the greater part of their lives was spent on the farm. There are 2 sons, Daniel and Willard, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Stanley, and Miss Alwilda, to mourn. Funeral Wednesday from the residence at Brimfield. + 5-?-1912
Rumbaugh Mary (Lutz) was born August 6, 1834 in Summit County, Ohio and died Dec. 23, 1901, aged 67 years, 4 months and 17 days. Was married to William R. Rumbaugh October 18, 1855 and moved to Noble County, where she resided until her death. She was a member of the Campbellite Church. She was the mother of eleven children, 4 of whom are dead. Six daughters and one son remain. Funeral was at the Jefferson Union Church Dec. 25. Burial beside her husband and family in Sweet Cemetery. ^ 1-3-1902
Rumbaugh Roy W, youngest son of William and Mary Rumbaugh, born Nov. 19, 1877; died March 14 of heart and lung trouble, aged 20 years 3 months and 25 days. He leaves a mother, 6 sisters and one brother. His father died Aug. 5, 1896. Funeral at Jefferson Union Church March 16. ^ 4-8-1898
Rumbaugh William was born in Seneca County, Ohio June 11, 1831; moved to Noble County in the fall of 1861; died Aug. 5 of sunstroke, aged 65 years 1 month and 24 days. He married Mary Lutz in 1856. He leaves a wife, 6 daughters and 2 sons, one son and 2 daughters having preceded him in death. There were 4 grandchildren. Funeral at Jefferson Union Church on Aug. 7. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 9-4-1896
Rummel Ernst C, 79, R. 1, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born April 15, 1892 in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Fredrick K. and Louise (Pickhardt) Rummel. A retired employee of Allis Chalmers Co., he farmed while living in this area. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, West Fairfield. Surviving are 2 nephews and 3 nieces. Three brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1971
Rummel George W, 54, R. 1, Rome City, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1920 in Indiana. He married Beulah Lucille Steiner April 17, 1949 in Bluffton, Ohio. He was a resident of Rome City 10 years, moving from Fremont, and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Allen (Joan) Overbaugh, Kendallville, and Sharon at home; one son, Stephen at home; one sister, Mrs. O. D. Tackett, New Concord, Ohio; one brother, Gene, Rushville, Ind.; and one grandchild; his mother, Mrs. Marie Lewis, Ray, Ind. Funeral Saturday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, South Scott Cemetery, Steuben County. + 3-?-1975
Rumple John, 81, died Saturday at his home in Kendallville following a stroke of apoplexy. Surviving are 2 sons, Clarence and John Jr., both of Fostoria, O.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Emily Dunn and Mrs. Ida Taylor, both of Petersburg, Fla.; 8 grandchildren. Funeral Monday at L. E. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial was in a cemetery at Fostoria, O. + 1-?-1936
Rumple Lucinda, 76, widow of John Rumple, died at her home in Kendallville Sunday. Surviving are 2 brothers, Elias of near Brimfield, and John Schlichtenmyer of Allen Twp; 4 stepchildren. Funeral Tuesday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1936
Rumsey Joyce died last Sunday following an operation at Bakersfield, Calif. She was the daughter of Elias and Ella Horner of Brighton. Her father preceded her in death a number of years ago. She spent most of her life in Brighton and in Jackson, Mich. until 10 years ago when she moved to Cal. She is survived by her husband, Glenn; a daughter, Josephine, and one grandson of Bakersfield, Calif.; her mother and a sister, Mrs. Earl Curtis of Brighton; another sister, Mrs. Walter Barnes of Plato; and a brother, Melvin of Seward Alaska. Funeral Sunday at Brighton Chapel. + 1-21-1940
Runden Magnus E, about 63, died May 13, 1949 at McCray Hospital after having suffered an attack of coronary thrombosis at home. He had been pastor of Kendallville Presbyterian Church since March 18, 1923, coming from Indianapolis. Surviving are the widow, Mary (Cullum); 2 sons, John P., an instructor at Indiana University, and David E. of San Francisco; a daughter, Mary of Fort Wayne; his mother, Mrs. Ellen Runden of Racine, Wis.; and 2 brothers, Elling H. of Chicago and Randolph of Union Grove, Wis. Funeral Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. + 5-?-1949
Runden Mary Eliza, 86, 230 E. Rush St., died today in National Nursing Home here. She was born Jan. 7, 1884 in Neoga, Ill. to George Howard and Mary Anna (Porter) Cullum. On Feb. 1, 1915 she and Rev. Magnus Elias Runden were married in Chicago, Ill. He died in 1949 while serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here. She had lived in Kendallville since 1923 moving here from Indianapolis. She taught school for 35 years in Ill., was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, OES and a charter member of the Chicago Teachers Union. Surviving are 2 sons, Dr. John P., Little Falls, N.J., and David E., San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Mary Ellen, Fort Wayne State Hospital and Training Center, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. W. R. Whitney, North Hollywood, Calif.; and 2 grandchildren. Five brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in First Presbyterian Church. Cremation will follow. + 9-?-1970
Runge Cacilie, about 72, widow of Otto Runge, former Albion and Huntington automobile dealer, died Aug. 10, 1958 at her Albion home following a heart attack. She was born in Germany and moved to Albion more than 30 years ago from Detroit when her husband opened an automobile agency here. They later moved to Huntington where he operated an agency. She returned to Albion after his death. She was a member of the Albion Methodist Church and OES and had worked as a practical nurse for a number of years. Surviving are 2 sons, Olaf of Detroit and H. John of Galion, Ohio; 2 daughters, Mrs. Goss Young and Mrs. Harry Butler of Albion and Skinner Lake; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and a brother, Henry Steffens of Germany. Funeral at the Methodist Church Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1958 (b. 8-15-1885)
Runge H John, 69, Galion, Ohio, died Sunday in the Galion Community Hospital. Born in Chicago Jan. 19, 1913, he was the son of Otto and Cacilie (Steffens) Runge. On June 16, 1935 he married Vera E. Goble. He had resided in Galion 47 years, moving from Huntington. He was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church and a life member of the Moose Lodge 303. He was self-employed as a building contractor until his retirement in 1975. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Richard O. and Ronald; and a daughter, Mrs. William (Sandra) Fox, all of Galion; a brother, Olaf of the Virgin Islands; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Alma) Butler of Albion; and 6 grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Snyder-Kubach Funeral Home. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Galion. + 7-25-1982
Runge Idamay L, 78, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville December 6, 1913 to Homer R. and Leela (Radamaker) Hill. She was a former secretary for WAWK AM 1140 in Kendallville and a member of First Presbyterian Church and Delta Theta Tau. Her husband, Edwin W. Runge, preceded her in death. Surviving are a sister, Frances H. Byrd of Hartsville, S.C.; a brother, Neil Hill of Cookville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews. A sister, Loran Clark, preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-11-1991
Runge Lena H, 87, R. 3, died today at Kendallville National Nursing Home. A lifetime resident, she was born April 17, 1884 to Helmuth and Sophia (Wagner) Runge. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church. She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Alma) Davidson, R. 2, and Mrs. Lowell (Henrietta) Frehse, R. 3; and one brother, Carl, Goshen. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Runge Otto died at Port Arthur, Texas, last Monday. He was born March 6, 1884 at Holstein, Germany. He married Cacilie Steffens in 1906. The family came to the United States in 1911. They were residents of Albion for several years, his being the local Ford agent. From Albion the family moved to Huntington where he was engaged in the automobile business but disposed of his business about a year ago in that city. He has since that time engaged as district manager or salesman for the Kelvinator Co. with headquarters at Dallas, Texas, at the time of his death. Surviving are the widow and 4 children, Olaf, Alma, John and Helen at home. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Albion, the Consistory and Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, IOOF and K of P Lodges at Albion, Elks Lodge of Huntington and the Methodist Episcopal Church of Huntington. Funeral Tuesday at the house. + 12-?-1928
Runkle Ted E, 41, R. 2, Albion, was the victim of an armed robbery in Chicago during which he was reportedly shot. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; a son, Victor serving in the Navy; 2 daughters, Victoria, Columbus, and Renee at home; a sister, Mrs. Patricia Staniford, Fort Wayne; a father, Russell, Fort Wayne; and a mother, Mrs. Luella Varner, Fort Wayne. He was an employee of Penn-Central and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Services today in D. O. McComb Lakeside Park Funeral Home. + 7-?-1975
Runyan Elmer A, 79, of Rome City, died Wednesday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was born in Allen County June 8, 1904, the son of John and Eunice (Porter) Runyan. On April 12, 1925 in Fort Wayne, he married Mabel D. Chaney. A retired employee of the State Highway Dept., he moved to Rome City 38 years ago from Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Rome City United Methodist Church and the Rome City Masonic Lodge No. 451. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Beverly Schaefer of Churubusco, and Rose Hoot of Huntertown; a son, Gerald of Southgate, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, a granddaughter, and a sister. Services Saturday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. + 1-25-1984
Runyan Mabel D, 82, of Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne, died there Friday. Born Aug. 22, 1903 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of William O. and Maude A. (Whirledge) Chaney. On April 12, 1925 in Fort Wayne, she married Elmer A. Runyan, who died Jan. 24, 1984. She moved from Fort Wayne to Rome City 40 years ago. She was a member of the Rome City United Methodist Church and OES. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Gale (Beverly J) Schaefer of Churubusco, and Rose Marie Hoot of Huntertown; a son, Gerald Runyan of Southgate, Mich.; a brother, Merritt of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 2-22-1986
Runyon Brent Eugene, 30, of Wilmington, N.C., died May 25. He had suffered from hemophilia his entire life. He was born on June 10, 1967 to Dewight and Wanda (Schaper) Runyon in Tekonsha, Mich. He was raised in Green Twp. He graduated from the nursing program at the University of Michigan. Surviving are his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Bradley and Vickie Runyon of Tekonsha; his grandparents, Thomas and Mary Runyon of Albion; an aunt, Marilyn Gordon of South Bend; several great aunts and uncles, Dallas Leitch of Albion, Ruth Troyer of LaOtto and Gladys Strong of Geneva. Services May 28 at Andrews Valley Chapel in Wilmington, N.C. ~ 6-18-1998
Rupert Aften Esther died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Services will be Monday at The House of Prayer, Corunna. Burial, Orange Cemetery. She was born in LaGrange County Dec. 8, 1925, the daughter of William and Frances Anna (Fish) Dunkel. Surviving are 3 daughters, three sons, a brother, a sister, Mrs. Pete (Ilene) Highcher of Michigan; and 9 grandchildren. + 1-4-1988
Rupert Charles Thomas, 75, of Kendallville, died Nov. 26, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Fort Wayne to Ralph and Ida Irene (Evans) Rupert. Surviving are a daughter, Rose Hall of Lowell; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Ralph, Keith and Peggy, and Greg and Deena Rupert of Albion, and Paul and Ruth Rupert of Ligonier; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth Waldron and Carolyn Latta of Kendallville and Vivian and Elton Fluke of Waterloo; and a grandson, Jason Hall. He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky; and a brother, Robert. Graveside services Thursday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-29-2003
Rupert Clara, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Rupert, was born in Crawford County, Ohio, February 15, 1870 and died January 18, 1933, age 62 years, 11 months and three days. When two years old she moved with her parents to a farm near Avilla. Her early life was spent in teaching school. In 1893 she accepted a position with the Paramount Knitting Co. of Chicago, which she held for seventeen years, when she was forced to resign because of ill health. She was a member of the Hopewell Church since girlhood. She was the last of her family, her father, mother and brother having preceded her in death. * 1933 + 1-?-1933
Rupert Elizabeth died at the home of her son, Leander, Wednesday. She was aged 83 years on Jan. 22, the day of her death. She was born January 22, 1847 in Crawford County, Ohio, the daughter of Jonas and Phoebe Lahman. She was married to Benjamin Rupert Nov. 15, 1866. On Dec. 14, the aged lady fell and suffered a fractured hip, which hastened her death, which occurred Jan. 22, 1930. Known to many in this community as Grandma Rupert, she had lived in this county practically all of her life, living in Green and Jefferson Twps for several years. For many years she had been a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church near Avilla. Following the death of her husband several years ago, she purchased property on E. Main St., where she lived until moving to the home of her son about a year ago. Surviving relatives include the son, Leander, and a daughter, Miss Clara Rupert of Richmond; two grandsons, Harold of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Glade of Ligonier; 3 brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Friday at the home of the son. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. * 1930 + 1-?-1930 > No date
Rupert Glade Edwards, 50, was born at Bucyrus, Ohio, April 19, 1893, died at Veteranís Hospital, Indianapolis, August 27, 1943. He was the son of Mrs. Ina B. Rupert and the late Leander E. Rupert. He graduated from the Albion High School with the class of 1910 and from the Indianapolis Dental School in 1915. He practiced dentistry in Ligonier for several years and served in the State Militia. He volunteered in the United States Army in WW I and served overseas as a first lieutenant in the Dental Corps in the 78th or Lightening Division. He was a member of the American Legion at the Wolcottville Post. He obtained a private pilotís license in 1929 and was a member of the U. S. Airways Weather Bureau serving at Vincennes, Indiana, and Adair, Iowa. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, No. 185, Ligonier. The past few years he has resided at Albion and Rome City. Surviving are the mother and one brother, Harold of Niagara Falls, N. Y. Funeral Monday from Bonham Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. * 1943 + 8-?-1943
Rupert Harold Benjamin
, 94, died April 13, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, N.Y. He retired as superintendent for the E.I. Dupont Co. after 35 years. He was a 1928 graduate of Purdue University and a 73-year member of Albion Lodge 97 F&AM. He was born Oct. 26, 1906 in Albion to Leander and Ina (Edwards) Rupert. On Feb. 1, 1936 in Albion he married Ruth Leamon. Surviving are his wife in N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Martha Leamon of Albion. Memorial services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 4-25-2001
Rupert Ida Irene, 90, died Dec. 30, 2002 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She retired as a cook at the V&A Restaurant after 20 years. She was born in Camden, Ind. on Sept. 6, 1912 to Thomas Edgar and Rose Zetta (Sellers) Evans. She married Ralph John Rupert in Fort Wayne on Sept. 27, 1927. He died Oct. 3, 1981. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son-in-law, Ruth Waldron and Carolyn Latta of Kendallville, and Vivian and Elton Fluke of Waterloo; 5 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Charles and Thomas Rupert of Kendallville, Ralph Jr. of Skinner Lake, Paul and Ruth Rupert of Ligonier, Keith and Peggy Rupert of Skinner Lake and Gregory and Deena Rupert of Albion; 36 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Robert who died Jan. 8, 1992; 5 grandchildren; a brother, Jessie Evans in 1992; 2 half-brothers, Russell and Ray Isaacs; and one half-sister, Alida McMullin. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-2-2003
Rupert Ina, who died April 17, 1957, was born October 3, 1869 and was a long-time resident of this community and the widow of L. E. Rupert. Funeral April 19 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery. * 1957 + 4-?-1957
Rupert Leander E was born in Crawford County, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1868 and died Oct. 26, 1931, having lived 63 years, eight months and 23 days. When four years old he moved to Noble County on a farm near Avilla, where he grew to manhood. He married Ina B. Edwards June 15, 1892, and they had two sons, Glade E. and Harold B. who, with his wife, survive him. His early life was spent in teaching. In 1892 he entered the Railway Mail Service in which he continued in active service for 40 years, until he suffered a complete breakdown in May, which resulted in his death. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a member of the Masonic Order and of OES. * 1931 + 10-?-1931
Rupert Leroy, 63, of Kendallville, died June 23, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on June 18, 1946 to Richard and Aften (Dunkel) Rupert. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1964 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. He married Marlene Sprague on July 1, 1976 in Kendallville. He retired in 2000 from Flint & Walling where he had worked since 1973. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Fidel Velazquez of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Sierra Rupert and Shauntay and Alejandro Velazquez; a brother, Steven Rupert of Kendallville; and a sister, Wanda and Philip Hall of Kendallville. He was also preceded in death by sisters Sue Hall and Twana McPherson; and a brother, Norris. Funeral June 29 at Church of God. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-26-2009
Rupert Norris, 25, of Kendallville, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital. He was born November 7, 1968 in Kendallville to Richard and Aften (Dunkel) Rupert. He was ill most of his life. Surviving are his father; 2 sisters, Wanda Hall of Corunna and Twana McPherson of Kendallville; and 2 brothers, Steven of Corunna and Leroy of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Susie Hall. Funeral Wednesday in the Gospel Lighthouse. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-5-1993
Rupert Ralph J, 79, of 226 S. Orchard St., died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Born in Melrose, Ohio on Oct. 9, 1901, he was the son of Charles M. and Margaret (Brogan) Rupert. On Sept. 22, 1927 in Fort Wayne, he married Ida Irene Evans. He moved to Kendallville 24 years ago from Ohio and was a retired employee of Rea Magnet Wire. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Ruth Waldron of Ligonier, Jane Fluke of Waterloo and Carolyn Latta of Kendallville; 6 sons, Robert of Wolcottville, Charles "Tom" of Kendallville, Ralph J. of Waterloo, Paul of Ligonier, and Greg and Keith "Butch" of Albion; a sister, Grace Brakenhoff of Fort Wayne; a brother, Russell of Waterford, Wis.; 35 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-3-1981
Rupert Ralph J Jr, 71, of Kendallville, died Feb. 13, 2009 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 11, 1938 in Fort Wayne to Ralph J. and Irene (Evans) Rupert. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was retired from International Harvester. Surviving are 2 daughters, Kathy Barlow of Fort Wayne and Vickie Hield of Chicago; 2 sons, David of Noble County and Todd of Big Long Lake; 6 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 3 sisters, Ruth Waldron and Carolyn Latta of Kendallville, and Jane Fluke of Auburn; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Ruth Rupert of Topeka, Keith and Peg Rupert and Greg and Deena Rupert of Skinner Lake. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Tom. Funeral Tuesday in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with military graveside services by VFW Post 2749. ^ 2-15-2009
Rupert Robert E, 62, died January 8, 1992 in his Waterloo home. He was born in Fort Wayne February 14, 1929, the son of Ralph and Ida (Evans) Rupert. He spent most of his life in DeKalb County. In 1981 he retired as a crane operator for American Hoist in Fort Wayne. Most recently he owned and operated Rupert Auction Co. He married Marcella Fell in Franklin on July 26, 1947. Surviving are his wife; a son, Michael of Hudson; 7 daughters, Susan Wolf of Riverside, Calif., Sherryl Watson and Pamela Dickman of Auburn, Tina Bolen and Patricia Lumpkins of Waterloo, and Kay Rupert and Kimberly Butler of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Ruth Waldron and Carolyn Latta of Kendallville, and Jane Fluke of Waterloo; 5 brothers, Charles of Butler, Keith, Greg and Ralph Jr. of Albion, and Paul of Ligonier; and 20 grandchildren. Two infant sons preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-8-1992
Rupert Ruth, 90, of Lewiston, N.Y., died Feb. 1, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Lewiston. She was a charter member of Niagara Weavers Guild. She was born March 30, 1914 in Albion to Charles D. and Fern (Hines) Lemmon. On Feb. 1, 1936 she married Harold Rupert. He died April 13, 2001. Surviving are a sister, Harriet Hass of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Ben Lemmon of Albion. Memorial services Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 2-9-2005
Ruple Berneta, 78, R. 2, Lake Wawasee, died Saturday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. She was born Dec. 10, 1899. She married Morton Ruple who died June 21, 1952. She had lived at Lake Wawasee the past 40 years coming from Ligonier and Mishawaka. At one time she owned a small grocery store at Lake Wawasee. The only survivor is a sister, Mrs. A. R. (Helen) Memmott, in Calif. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1978
Ruple Dean, 20, of Lake Wawasee, died at Perry, Fla. Monday. Funeral will be from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier April 7. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. He had spent the winter in Fla. with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mort Ruple of Lake Wawasee and Ligonier and they had started home Sunday. He became ill at Perry, Fla. and died there. An older brother lost his life in WW II, and his parents are the only survivors. + 4-?-1950
Ruple Edmund, 85, of R. 1, Cromwell, died at his home Saturday. A retired farmer, he had lived his last 22 years in the Cromwell area but had been in South Bend previously. He was born in Syracuse Nov. 15, 1876 to Fred and Rebecca (Robinson) Ruple. He married in Tampico, Ill. on Dec. 12, 1900. Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Makielski of Syracuse and Mrs. Marjorie Kovatzh of Danville, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Lulu DeWart of Indianapolis; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home at Cromwell. Burial, Highland Cemetery Mausoleum at South Bend. + 1-?-1962
Ruple Morton D, 62, retired Lake Wawasee grocery operator, died Saturday at Caylor-Nickel Clinic, Bluffton, of cerebral hemorrhage and a heart condition. Born July 15, 1889 at Ligonier, he was the son of W. A. and Lucinda Ruple. He was married Nov. 15, 1919 at Mishawaka, Ind. to Berneta Moon. He was a lifelong resident of Lake Wawasee and Ligonier, with the exception of 29 years spent at Mishawaka, where he operated a grocery. For about 15 years he operated the Ruple Grocery, now the Harbor House on the east side of Lake Wawasee, but retired about 5 years ago. He was a member of the Ligonier American Legion Post and Elks Lodge. A son, Richard, lost his life during WW II, and another son, Dean, died en route home from Fla. in 1950. A daughter is also deceased. Funeral Tuesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1952
Ruple Richard M, 22, (PFC), son of Mr. and Mrs. Morton Ruple of Lake Wawasee, was killed April 5 while serving with the Infantry of the First Army in Germany. He entered the service about 28 months ago and was never given a furlough. He left for overseas in Dec. 1943. He was transferred from the Quartermaster Corps Jan. 25 and was a member of the 15th Army before joining the First Army. A graduate of the Syracuse High School, he was a partner in his fatherís grocery and was employed at an Elkhart plant. The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Losee, Elkhart, and a brother also survive. + 4-5-1945
Rupp Frederick, 89, a buggy maker and blacksmith since he was 19 and resident of Kendallville since 1901, died Feb. 9 from complications and a heart attack. He, with David Miller, founded the Nappanee Carriage Works in 1890 and after 10 years moved to Kendallville and founded the Kendallville Buggy Co., still in operation by his son, Raymond, the father retiring in 1935. In his early days he pounded out on the anvil shoes for horses and oxen as well as nails to fasten them. Surviving are 3 sons, Raymond of Kendallville, Wilber of Toledo, Ohio, and Ralph of Hammond; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Nangle of Hampstead, Md. Last rites at L. E. Berhalter Home Thursday afternoon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1943
Rupp Ralph G, a former Kendallville resident, whose father, Frederick, and brother, Raymond C., founded the Kendallville Buggy Works in 1901, died Tuesday at the Town House, Fort Wayne. The plant was located at 311 W. Rush St. where Raymond C. Rupp later used the building for auto and furniture upholstering and truck body work. Also occupying part of the building from 1945 until Oct. 12, 1948, when a $50,000 fire leveled the 100 x 4- ft. 2-story structure, was C&S Tractor Sales. Building of buggies ceased in 1922. Following the fire, Raymond C. worked in Chicago, then in Fort Wayne, where he moved from Kendallville. He later retired and moved to Pasadena, Calif., where he died in 1966. The Frederick Rupp family resided in Nappanee before moving to Kendallville in 1901 to found the buggy works. Born in 1885, Ralph graduated from Kendallville High School in 1903 and was a public school teacher for many years. He retired from the school system in Hammond where a school bears his name. He and his wife, also a teacher, spent their summers in their Wolcottville home, which was located in the downtown area. Funeral and burial were in East Chicago. Only survivors are a niece, Miss Lois Rupp, Pasadena; a great-grandniece, Jerilyn Carter, Garrett; and a great-grandnephew, Randall Rupp, Fort Wayne. The latter 2 are the daughter and son of Jerome Rupp who died in 1964. + 6-?-1976
Rupp Sarah, 53, wife of Frederick Rupp, proprietor of the Kendallville Buggy Factory, died July 3 at her home in this city. She leaves a husband, 3 sons and one daughter, Raymond of Fort Wayne, Wilbur, Ralph and Laura of this city. Funeral from the residence Thursday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-12-1906
Ruppert Hazel Mae, 97, of Lisbon, died January 19, 1992 in McCray Hospital. She was born May 10, 1892 in Rome City, the daughter of John and Susan B. Potter. Her first husband, Charles Harding, and her second husband, Ruben Ruppert, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Richard Ruppert of Lisbon; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter, a grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-19-1992
Ruppert Joe, 19, son of Fred Ruppert and wife, living about six miles east of Avilla, was drowned in Little Cedar Creek on their farm Tuesday. The exact circumstances are unknown. His clothes were found on the creek bank and his body located in three feet of water. It is believed he had a spell of some kind while bathing. ~ 7-9-1925
Ruppert Richard E, 79, died Dec. 19, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born Nov. 29, 1924 in Kendallville to Ruben and Bertha (Potter) Ruppert. He married Aften E. Dunkel on March 13, 1946 in Kendallville. She died in 1988. He was a factory worker. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Leroy and Marlene Rupert and Steven and Deanna Rupert of Kendallville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Twana McPherson of butler and Wanda and Philip Hall of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, Norris; a daughter, Sue Hall; and a half-brother, Frank Harding. Services Tuesday at True Church of God. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-21-2003
Ruse Sylvia, 88, a resident of the Sacred Heart Home since 1961, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She was born Feb. 21, 1884 in Manza, Italy, the daughter of Benedict and Faith (Pasquale) Ignacco. Her husband, Anthony, died in 1946. She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She is survived by a son, Jack in N.M., and 3 nieces and 2 nephews, all in Fort Wayne. Funeral Saturday in the chapel. Burial, Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio. + 10-?-1972
Rush Donald D, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rush, was born Oct. 5, 1922 in Noble County, and departed this life at Tallon, Nevada, Aug. 3, 1930, aged 7y9m 29d.  He leaves to mourn in parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Stienbarger.  Burial, Cosperville Cemetery.  + 8-11-1930
Rush Jacob was born on Oct. 1, 1855 in Ross County, Ohio, one of 6 children of Mr. and Mrs. John Rush. He died July 4, 1927 at his home in Ontario, LaGrange County, in his 72nd year. He was married in June 1886 to Jennie Hartzog. They were the parents of 7 children, one of whom, Mrs. Gladis Watson, preceded her father in death. His widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Poynter and Mrs. George Taylor of Howe,; and 4 sons, John B. and Harry living north of LaGrange on the O.I.M., Charles at home, and Clifford of Linger, Ill., 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John Herron of Lima, Ohio; a brother, Charles Rush of Lockbourne, Ohio survive. + 7-4-1927
Rusk Delores, 74, of San Antonio, died Dec. 17, 2005. Born April 22, 1931 in Albion, she was the daughter of Carl and Lottie (Budd) King. She married Perry D. Rusk in Biloxi, Miss. on Mar 7, 1951. She graduated from Albion High School in 1949 and joined the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Lynda Craig and Karen Grizzard; 3 granddaughters, Carol and Ryan Mullins, Ashley Grizzard and Taylor Craig; a grandson, Preston Grizzard; a great-grandson, David Mullins; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Shirley King of Avilla, Lowell and Hazel King of Auburn, and Harold and Dolores King of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters-in-law, Esther King of Monroe, Mich., and Claudine King of Albion; 6 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Hilda Lensky of Coldwater, Mich., Edith Maddex of Grabill, Irene Ray of DeMotte, Ardith and Ronald Keister of Wolcottville, and Dianne and Terry Matthews and Nancy Blaskie of Fort Wayne. Two brothers, Elden and Dalles King, and a sister, Devota Bolen, preceded her in death. No services. Burial, Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio. ^ 12-20-2005
Russ Joy E, 85, a resident of the Kendallville Nursing Home, died there today. She was born in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 11, 1899. On Oct. 25, 1919 in Canada she married Robert C. Russ, who died in 1975. She had lived in this area 13 years at Sylvan Lake. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul R. (Mindy) Wolford of 125 W. High St., Kendallville; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Patrick Russ of Fort Wayne; a brother and 2 half-sisters. + 9-13-1984
Russ Robert C, 79, Rome City, died Oct. 21 in McCray Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1895, the son of Franklin and Lena (Patterson) Russ. He married Joy Elizabeth. Having moved to Kendallville from Fort Wayne 14 years ago, he was a retired maintenance supervisor for King Seely in Mich. and vice president of Kendallville Electric Motors Service, Inc. He had served 4 years in the Canadian Army during WW I, for which he received the distinguished service medal from the queen. Surviving are one son, one daughter, two brothers, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services Oct. 23 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1975
Russell Anna Eliza, 92, was born June 14, 1858 in Ohio and died Jan. 26 in the Griffin Nursing Home, Cromwell. Surviving are a son, Orville of Wolf Lake. Funeral Sunday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1951
Russell Arthur R, 90, of 702 E. Wayne St., died Tuesday in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville Oct. 21, 1896, he was the son of Alvin P. and Georgianna (Broach) Russell. A veteran of WW I, he was a self-employed printer. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 86. Surviving is his wife, the former Norma Westerline; and a nephew, Eldon Russell, Cree Lake. One brother, one sister and one nephew preceded him in death. Graveside services Thursday in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. + 7-21-1987
Russell Carolyn Sue "Cane", 40, Kendallville, died January 18, 2003. She was born in Kendallville September 3, 1962 to James Paul and Rosa (Heileman) Russell. Surviving are her mother in Kendallville; 3 brothers, Jimmy Russell of Carthage, Ill., Terry Russell of Wolcottville, and Paul Jones of St. Louis, Mich.; and 5 sisters, Lydia Bolen of Kendallville, Dolly Bolen of Wolcottville, Mary Kay Smith of Fort Wayne, Betty "Betsy" Russell of Kendallville and Patty Laisure of Avilla. Preceding her in death was her father on August 15, 1976; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters. She was a 1982 graduate of East Noble High School, and a member of Eagles Auxiliary 985. Services Thursday at Five Corners Baptist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 1-23-2003
Russell Carrie E, 80, of LaOtto, died April 5 at Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. She was born Sept. 14, 1915 in Swan Twp, the daughter of Clarence and Pearl (Wood) Leiter. She married Walter Russell on Nov. 18, 1939. He died in 1979. A lifelong resident of LaOtto, she was a member of Huntertown OES and was a graduate of LaOtto High School. Survivors include a son, Daniel; a granddaughter, Dawn Renee Neidhart; a grandson, Bart Allen Russell; 3 brothers, Glade of Fort Wayne, Cleo "Pete" and Ray of LaOtto; 4 sisters, June Hadley of LaOtto, Mary Peduto of Shelbyville, Gladys McNabb of Garrett, and Dorothy Martin of Kendallville. Services April 9 at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 4-11-1996
Russell Charles E, 81, (b. 9-4-1867 - d. 12-5-1948) lifelong resident of the community, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. He was never married. He is survived by one brother and two sisters, Lawrence of Grabill, Ind., Mrs. Sarah Jane Boggs, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. James Reed of Spencerville. Services were at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 1948 + 12-?-1948
Russell Clarence J was born near Titusville, Pa. June 10, 1860; died of cancer at Kendallville Dec. 30, 1898, aged 38 years 6 months and 20 days. He spent the greater portion of his life working in the oil fields. He leaves a wife, 2 children, a mother, 2 sisters, 4 brothers. Funeral held from the Methodist Episcopal Church Monday. ^ 1-13-1899
Russell Donald Wayne "Bird Dog", 43, Avilla, died January 18, 2003 at his home. He was born in St. Louis, Mo. on September 14, 1959 to James Paul and Rosa (Heileman) Russell. Surviving are his mother; 2 daughters, Tiffany Clements of Brimfield and Jessica Marie Russell of Avilla; one son, Jack Clements of Kendallville; 3 brothers, Jimmy Russell of Carthage, Ill., Terry Russell of Wolcottville and Paul Jones of St. Louis, Mich.; 5 sisters, Lydia Bolen of Kendallville, Dolly Bolen of Wolcottville, Mary Kay Smith of Fort Wayne, Betty "Betsy" Russell of Kendallville and Patty Laisure of Avilla; and his ex-wife, Anita Gohn Russell of Wolcottville. Preceding him in death were his father on August 15, 1976; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He had worked at Frick Lumber in Brimfield for 18 years. He was a member of Eagles Lodge 985 in Kendallville. Services Thursday at Five Corner Baptist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 1-23-2003
Russell Elnora (Kuhn) was born March 26, 1855 in York Twp. She died Aug. 30, 1928 in the Kendallville hospital. She was the daughter of the late Washington A. and Rebecca Pepple Coon. She is survived by a brother, Bayard Kuhn of York Twp; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Phillips and Mrs. Eva Hamlin of Toledo, O.; an aunt Mrs. John Cockley, a sister of her mother. She went to school in the county east of Albion but while her father served in the War of the Rebellion she with the family lived here where she attended the public schools, later returning to a farm bought by her father after the war and again late returning to Albion. She spent the greater part of her life in and about Albion except for a time while living in Chagrin, Ohio, when on Sept. 22, 1897 she married Frank Russell who died a number of years ago. Funeral at the Lutheran Church Saturday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 8-?-1928
Russell Erma Elizabeth, 44, died at her home on the north side of Kuhn Lake Monday of a heart attack. Born Aug. 17, 1918 in Constantine, Mich., the daughter of Elbert and Alma (Anderson) Archer, she lived in the Cromwell community for many years. She was married July 31, 1938 to Roy M. Russell and they had resided in the Pierceton community about 18 years. She was a member of Pierceton Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and Pierceton Chapter OES. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Roy Robert and Elbert John at home; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Patty Lu) Humke, Fort Dodge, Iowa; her mother of near Cromwell; 3 brothers, Adrian and Clair of near Cromwell, and Ray of Pierceton; and 2 grandchildren. Services Wednesday from Spangle Funeral Home in Pierceton. Burial, Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. + 11-?-1962
Russell Fairy V, 85, 303 N. Riley, Kendallville, died Friday at Garrett Hospital. She was born Aug. 3, 1889 to Fred and Sarah Johnson in DeKalb County and married Don Russell Feb. 27, 1923 in Centreville, Mich. He died July 5, 1966. She moved to Kendallville in 1920. She was a retail clerk in Kendallville for over 50 years and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Bernice Harmes, R. 1, Wolcottville, and Mrs. Nealla Voges, Butler; one brother, Everett Becker, R. 2, Kendallville; and 18 nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. + 7-?-1975
Russell George O (b. 12-18-1870) died Aug. 3, 1967 at McCray Hospital at the age of 96 years 7 months and 15 days. Rites were held Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He was born in Wellsville, N. Y., where his parents, the late George O. and Margretta (Smith) Russell resided. He came to Albion as a boy of about 16 and had lived here since then. In 1901 on Christmas Day he married Maude Miller, who died Nov. 29, 1951. He was considered one of Albionís wealthiest citizens. He engaged in tailoring and at one time operated a rather large establishment. He later entered radio sales and also became a heavy stockholder in the Albion National Bank which he served for many years as a director and as its president. He was a member of Albion Lodge No. 97 F&AM, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Temple, Albion OES, Albion First Presbyterian Church, and Rotary Club. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Velma Davis who had lived with and cared for him during his declining years; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His sisters, Mrs. Margaretta Ayers, Mrs. Inez Johnson and Mrs. Agnes Seemeyer, all preceded him in death. + 8-?-1967 ~ 8-10-1967
Russell George O, 86, a former Albion resident and a resident of Fort Wayne for 30 years, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Seemeyer, 610 Wildwood Ave., of senility. He was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church and the Masonic Lodge at Wellsville, N.Y. Surviving are his widow, Sarah Margrette; 2 daughters, Mrs. Glenn Ayers of Montpelier, and Mrs. Seemeyer of Fort Wayne; and 2 sons, George O. Jr. of Albion and Victor E. of Toledo; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren Funeral Monday at the Seemeyer home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. He was formerly in business in Albion and would have celebrated his 63rd wedding anniversary on April 15. + 1925
Russell Gilbert, about 60, milk distributor in this community for many years and who resided about 2 miles east of Ligonier on U. S. Highway 6, died Jan. 30, 1954 at Irene Byron Sanatorium. He is survived by his widow, Bertha; 4 stepdaughters, Mrs. James Knight of Detroit, Mrs. Don Wertenburg of Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. Raymond Wager and Mrs. Rex Bland of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a brother Ralph of Flint, Mich.; 8 sisters, Mrs. Mabel Adams and Mrs. Florence Bowlby of Detroit, Mrs. Alma Perry of Beaverton, Mich., Mrs. Mildred Nelson of Midland, Mich., Mrs. Iva Kuehl of Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. Hazel Lane of Sebawsing, Mich., Mrs. Ethel Johnson of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Ruth Phister of Calif. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1954
Russell Golda I, 89, of Wolcottville, died Sept. 1, 2013, in Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She worked at several area factories including McCray Refrigeration, where she worked for 31 years, and Monsanto for 10 years. She was a member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church; Lady Lake United Methodist Church in Lady Lake, Fla. She was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Kendallville, to Henry and Dorothy (Hill) McCreary. She married Eldon Robert Russell Sr. in 1940. He died May 31, 2006. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, John and Judy Russell of Wolcottville and Eldon Jr. and Jan Russell of Wolcottville; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Larry Bruner of Wolcottville; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Harold McCreary of Summerfield, Fla., and David and Mary McCreary of Wakarusa. She was also preceded in death a sister, Betty Bainter; and a sister-in-law, Margaret McCreary. Cremation has taken place. ^ 9-4-2013
Russell Hattie L, 89, died July 27, 2003 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She was a cook at Smith-Green Community Schools before retirement. She was born May 20, 1914 in Fonde, Ky., to Paris and Mossie (Smith) Wylie. She married Ernest Russell in March 1954 in Peru. He died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Shelton of Fort Wayne; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Ray Howell of Toledo, Ohio, Larry Russell of Churubusco, James and Elizabeth Russell of Sneedville, Tenn., and Bill and Gale Russell of Churubusco; a brother, Jack Wylie of LaFollette, Tenn.; 2 sisters, Pauline Miracie of Fort Wayne and Margarete Ginkinger of Whitehall, Pa.; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Edward and Charles; and 3 sisters, Helen Muzingo, Gladys Pierce and Ruby. Services Thursday at OrrFfuneral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-29-2003
Russell James, 84, a retired farmer living here for the past 12 years, died at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne Monday. He was one of the 3 Civil War veterans living here. He served as a member of Co. F, 88th Indiana Infantry. He is survived by his widow Ellenore; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lewis Boggs of Noble County, Mrs. A. A. Herron of Grabill, and Mrs. James Reed of Allen County; 2 sons, Charles E. of this city and Lawrence E. of Grabill; and one sister, Mrs. John McGuire of Churubusco. Funeral at the Nazarene Church Wednesday. * 3-3-1930
Russell John E, 86, 808 E. Diamond St., died today in McCray Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1888 in Kendallville to Alvina and Georgiana (Broach) Russell. A lifetime resident of this community, he married Flossie M. Cain April 18, 1913 in Butler. She died Aug. 30, 1969. He was an employee of McCray for 43 years and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Raymond E., Fort Wayne, and Eldon R., Wolcottville; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Nangle, and one brother, Arthur R., both Kendallville; 3 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1974
Russell John Henry, 66, head sawyer at the H. R. Frick sawmill at Brimfield, died at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, Saturday from injuries sustained in an accident at the sawmill Friday. Surviving are the widow, Belle; and 6 daughters, Mrs. Bernice Huff and Mrs. Roy Sower of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Marie Baker of South Bend, and Mrs. Hugh Ramer, Mrs. Ed Reidenbach, and Mrs. Gail Hetrick of Noble County. Funeral Tuesday. + 5-19-1936
Russell Martha Jane, 85, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Hopper. She was born at Mansfield, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1854 and married John Russell in 1872. Surviving are a son, Don Russell of Kendallville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ray Lyons of Corunna, Mrs. John Wright of Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Hopper of Ligonier; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral this afternoon at the Hopper home. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. * 1939
Russell Mary, wife of Samuel Russell, daughter of Nicholas and Phoebe Herron, was born in Ohio 1846; settled about 1854; died April 15, 1897; resident 43 years. + Clippings book
Russell Maude M, (b. 11-29-1951) wife of George O. Russell, died Nov. 29, 1951 at her Albion home. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and OES. Funeral was Sunday at the home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the husband; a son, Walter Denman of Cleveland, Ohio, who formerly resided at Kendallville; a daughter, Velma Davis of Toledo, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 2 brothers, Ralph Miller of Garrett and Fred Miller of Fort Wayne, also formerly of Kendallville. + 11-?-1951
Russell Myra J, 60, died Feb. 1, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a nursing aide at McCray Hospital in Kendallville and LaGrange County Hospital. She was a member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. She was born in Kendallville Nov. 24, 1942 to Howard A. and Helen (Strouse) Smith. She married John H. Russell on Feb. 3, 1961 in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother; her husband; 2 daughters and one son-in-law, Nanette Russell and Natalie and Bruce Bontrager of Wolcottville; and one son, R. Robert Russell of Wolcottville; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Roxanne and Michael Stouder of Lafayette and Deborah and Michael Bruce of Kendallville; and one brother and sister-in-law, Michael G. and Cindy Smith of Kendallville; and 6 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Frurip-May Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ^ 2-3-2003
Russell Orville E, 90,(b.10-19-1880 - d.2-22-1971) former operator of Russell Woodworking Shop, died Monday in Luckey Nursing Home, Wolf Lake. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral Wednesday in the Baptist Church in Wolf Lake. + 2-?-1971
Russell Phoebe, about 81, (b. 1-16-1878), a native of Noble County, died June 26, 1959 in a hospital at Kemling, Colo. where she had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. Zory McQueen of Parcel, Colo. Also surviving are 5 sons, Harvey of South Bend, Wright of Brimfield, Jonas of Parcel, Colo., Ellison of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Don of Highland; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1959
Russell Raymond E, 66, of 3936 Irene Court, Fort Wayne, died Monday at the VA Medical Center. Born in Kendallville on April 25, 1915, he was the son of John and Flossie (Cain) Russell. In 1945 he married Lila M. Mock. He was a veteran of WW II. In 1972 he retired from Peter Eckrich & Sons, Fort Wayne, where he had been employed 24 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 82 and First Christian Church of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a brother, Eldon of Wolcottville; an uncle, Art, Kendallville; 2 nephews, John, South Milford and Eldon Jr., Cree Lake; and a niece, Judy Bruner, Pretty Lake. Services Wednesday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 6-?-1981
Russell Rosa A, 81, died June 3, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Kendallville on Aug. 27, 1923 to Christian and Ruth (Myers) Heileman. She married James Russell on March 21, 1956 in St. Louis, Mo. He died Aug. 16, 1976. She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. She was a waitress at the V&A Restaurant in Kendallville and attended the Five Corners Baptist Church in Wolcottville. Surviving are 5 daughters, Lydia Bolen, Mary Smith, Betty Russell and Patty Laisure of Kendallville, and Dolly Bolen of Wolcottville; 3 sons, Paul Jones of St. Louis, Mich., Jimmy Russell of Carthage, Ill., and Terry Russell of Wolcottville; 40 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Heileman of Albion; and 2 sisters, Pauline Smith and Jenny Severence of Auburn. Services Monday at Five Corners Baptist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 6-5-2005
Russell Ruth Nettie, 68, of Elkhart, formerly of Cromwell, died Friday in Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are a son; a sister, Mrs. Sylvester Miller of Syracuse and 2 other sisters; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral was Monday in Breading Funeral Home in Pierceton. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Goshen. + 5-?-1960
Russell Treadie E, 64, (b. 10-31-1882) died May 26 at her home in Noble Twp. She lived near Wolf Lake. Funeral May 29 at the family home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1944
Russell Ullie Rene, 97, (b. 11-19-1892) a resident of The Lamplighter in Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 19, 1892 in Noble County, the daughter of Oscar and Rose (Zimmerman) Castator. She had lived in Brimfield and Rome City before moving to Kendallville and had been employed by Murphyís in Kendallville several years. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church and a 78-year member of North Star Rebekah Lodge in Albion. Her husband, Wright, died in 1980. Surviving are a son, Raymond O. Wolf of R. 1, Rome City; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Services Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-6-1989
Russell Walter D, 67, of LaOtto, was pronounced dead in the emergency room of Parkview Hospital Aug. 16. He was born in Wabash County May 19, 1912 to Donta and Dora Kuffel Russell. He married Carrie Leiter Nov. 18, 1939 and they lived in Lansing, Mich. before moving to LaOtto in 1944. He was a 27-year employee of Dana Corp. before retiring. He was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ at Wabash and F&AM Lodge and OES in Huntertown. He is survived by his wife; one son, Daniel of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren and four brothers, Charles of North Manchester, George of Wabash, Clarence of Holt, Mich., and LaMoine of Lakeland, Fla. Services at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco Aug. 18. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 8-23-1979 + 8-16-1979
Russell William P was born in Green Twp near Albion on May 7, 1875 to Samuel and Mary Herron Russell. Two sisters, Mrs. Leslie McCoy and Mrs. Voris Leitch of Churubusco, survive. In 1897 he was marred to Phoebe Geiger, who with 7 children survive, Earle McQuirey and James Russell of Allegan, Mich., Wright of Brimfield, Hugh of Mishawaka, Eleson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jonas of Parshal, Colo., and Don of the Army in Camp Lewis, Wash. A son, Martin, died at age 3. There are 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The family has lived in Allegan, Mich. for several years. He suffered a heart attack on Dec. 10 from which he died, being past 67 years of age. Funeral at Christian Chapel on Dec. 15. Burial, church yard. + 12-?-1942
Russell Wright M, 81, R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday (d.9-27-1980) in McCray Hospital. Services were today in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. A retired carpenter, he was born Sept. 16, 1899 in Noble County, the son of William and Phoebe Geiger Russell and resided in Brimfield before moving to the Rome City area in 1969. He was married Jan. 12, 1934 to Ullie R. Castator. Surviving are the widow; a stepson Raymond Wolf, R. 1, Rome City; 2 grandsons; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jonah "Al" in Ariz., and Don, Highland; and a sister, Zora McQuarey in Idaho. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Hugh, Eleson and Jim. + 9-?-1980
Rutan Celia G, 84, died Friday at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. She was born March 6, 1906 in LaGrange, the daughter of Frederick H. and Mammie (Stillwell) Jackson. She was a retired seamstress and a member of West Creighton Ave. Christian Church in Fort Wayne. Her husband, Samuel J., died in 1929. Surviving are 2 daughters, Juanita Hibschman of Mishawaka and Phyllis Humphrey of Monroe, Va.; 3 grandsons and one great-grandchild. Memorial services Tuesday in West Creighton Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-11-1990
Ruth H died July 31 at his residence. He came to Kendallville about 1882 and was the first one to rent a room in the Krueger block which he had used since that time as a drug store. For some time past he has been actively engaged in the Kendallville Refrigerator Co. as president and manager. He was perhaps 45 or 46 years old. He leaves a wife but no children. An only daughter, about 20, died quite recently. His funeral will take place from the M. E. Church today. + 7-31-????
Rutherford Raymond McCoy, 74, died May 19, 2006 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a machinist welder at Supreme Corp. in Goshen and a U.S. Army veteran. He was born Sept. 18, 1931 in Cranberry, W.Va., to Arthur Ray and Pauline (Smith) Rutherford. He married Sandra Kay Iddings in Kendallville on Oct. 26, 1959. Surviving are his wife in Albion; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Jack Ridenour of Fort Wayne and Trina and Mark Krueger of Churubusco; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Laurie of Kendallville and Toby and Daniell of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Johnny Chowis of Va., Jean and Tom Weber and Norma and Jack Hawkins of N.C., and Carol Prossit of Va. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pat. Services Monday at Five Corner Baptist Church, Wolcottville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 5-21-2006
Rutherford Timothy R, 51, of Kendallville, died February 7, 2012 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from complications due to an auto accident on January 26, 2012. He was a 1980 graduate of Central Noble High School, and recently graduated from Brown Mackie College with an associate degree in occupational therapy. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. He was born September 7, 1960, in Auburn to Raymond M. and Sandra K. (Iddings) Rutherford. On August 3, 1980, in Kendallville he married Laurie Bay. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Stephanie (Frederick) Kramer of Garrett and Andrea (David Altimus) Rutherford of Wawaka; 2 grandchildren, Nolan Kramer and Aryka Kramer; his mother; 2 sisters, Toni K. (Jack) Ridenour of Fort Wayne and Trina M. (Mark) Krueger of Churubusco; a brother, Toby (Danille) Rutherford of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral Feb. 11 at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 2-9-2012
Ruthven Eva M, 53, and wife of George D. Ruthven, the well-known Railway mail clerk of Kendallville, died at the family residence in that city on Sunday. She was born May 2, 1871 in Allen Twp, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoke, county pioneers. June 29, 1892 she married George D. Ruthven. She attended the Methodist Episcopal Church and was affiliated with Kendallville Rebekah Lodge No. 378, Chapter No. 122 OES and Court No. 20, TBH. Surviving besides the husband are four sisters and two brothers; Mrs. J. N. Shroyer, Mrs. Henry Heckler, W. A. Hoke and Donald Hoke of Hammond, Mrs. Bessie Towle of Chicago, and Mrs. F. O Wirick of near this place. Services Wednesday from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-19-1925 + 2-16-1925
Rutledge Henry D, a farmer residing about 5 miles southwest of Avilla, died Wednesday from pneumonia. He held a public sale Friday of the week before and was stricken shortly after. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons and a daughter. Funeral Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church. ^ 3-10-1910
Ruvalcaba Guillermina, 47, died Nov. 26, 2007 at her Ligonier residence from cancer. She had worked for Group Dekko in Kendallville and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ligonier. She was born Oct. 29, 1960 in Tabasco, Zacatecas, Mexico to Ramon and Elvira (Rodriquez) Villa. She married Silverio Ruvalcaba in Tobasco. Surviving are her husband; her father; 3 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Horacio and Rosalina Ruvalcaba, Silverio and Alondra Ruvalcaba and Oscar Ruvalcaba; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosaura and Luis Fernando, all of Ligonier; and 4 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-28-2007
Ryan Albert "Jack of Diamonds", 86, died November 17, in the Sacred Heart Home. He has no immediate survivors. He was born October 13, 1873, in Galena, Ill., and went to the Sacred Heart Home from Chicago. Services Friday in the chapel at the Sacred Heart Home. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. ~ 11-19-1959
Ryan Kenneth H, 67, former Fort Wayne resident of Berwyn, Ill., died in West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Ill., Nov. 7. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, Jr., of LaOtto. An employee of International Harvester Co. in Fort Wayne, he was a mail carrier in Berwyn after moving there in 1941. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Richard Stiles of Anaheim, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Jacob Park of Fort Wayne, and three brothers, James and George of Fort Wayne and Harold of LaOtto. Services in Garrett Nov. 11 and burial was in Auburn. ~ 11-14-1974
Ryan Kenneth H Jr, 74, LaOtto, died October 9, 2005 at his residence. He was born October 12, 1930 in Fort Wayne to Kenneth and Mabel (Mishler) Ryan. He married Trudy Wallinger on September 29, 1951 in Chicago, Ill. She died December 10, 2000. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gail and Sue Ryan of Conifer, CO; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Ray Martin of Klinger Lake, MI, Diana and Tim Lute, Denise and Hugh Fischer of Kendallville, Kay and Fernando Arata of Miami, FL; 4 grandsons; 4 granddaughters; one sister, Gloria and Leonard Everett of Anaheim, CA. He was a retired wholesale milkman for Allen Dairy; a past president of the Retail Wholesale Dept. of Stores International Union; member of Elks and Eagles lodges in Garrett; a founding father of the LaOtto Volunteer Fire Dept; a member of LaOtto Community Association and Avilla Calvary United Methodist Church, where services were held. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 10-20-2005
Ryan Ruth, 75, of Kendallville, died Feb. 19 in her residence. She was born April 7, 1922 in Swan Twp. She was a daughter of Charles and Mary (Yarian) Whonsetler. She married Bob Ryan, who preceded her in death. She had been employed by Kraft Foods in Kendallville and was a self-employed musician. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 178, Garrett; Kendallville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Chapter 730, Kendallville. Surviving are a brother, Merlin Whonsetler of Avilla; a sister, Irene Wood of California. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Royer; a grandson; and a brother, Kenneth Whonsetler. Graveside services in Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-26-1998
Ryan Vernice "Trudy", 71, of LaOtto, died December 10, 2000 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born March 16, 1929 in Martin, N.D. to Dominic and Katherina (Eckert) Wallinger. She married Kenneth H. Ryan Jr. on September 29, 1951 in Chicago. He survives. She was a practical nurse for 10 years in Harvey, N.D. and in Chicago before moving to Noble County. She also worked at Garrett Hospital and retired in 1991 as a cook for Avilla School. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla, vice president of the Elks Auxiliary in Garrett, and a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Garrett. She served in several offices for the LaOtto Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is also survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gail and Sue Ryan of Conifer, Colo.; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Tim Lute of Kendallville, Denise and Hugh Fischer of Kendallville, Gloria and Ray Martin of Klinger Lake, Mich., and Kay Ryan and Fernando Arata of Miami, Fla.; 4 grandsons, Weston Ryan of Conifer, Colo., Eric and Aaron Lute of Kendallville, and Severino Ryan of Miami, Fla.; and 4 granddaughters, Kara and Kaci Martin of Klinger Lake, Mich., Lyndsi and Kalyn Fischer of Kendallville. Services at Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. ~ 12-21-2000
Ryder Zilpha A "Zippy", 77, 342 S. Summit St., died Wednesday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. Born May 24, 1899 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of George P. and Emma Jane (Phillips) Ryder. She had resided in Kendallville since 1929 after moving here from Oberlin, Ohio. She was employed as a school teacher. From 1929 to 1965 she taught at Kendallville Central Elementary until her retirement. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. William (Hester) Mink, Willard, Ohio; a brother, Frank H., St. Croix, New Brunswick, Canada; and her close friend, Greta Fullerton, Kendallville. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1977
Ryland Alfred A was born Sept. 3, 1858; died Oct. 7, 1889, aged 31 years, 1 month and 24 days. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church Wednesday and interment in the cemetery adjoining. ^ 11-1-1889
Ryland Charlotte, 87, died at Lima, O., where she was visiting her sister, Monday. She was the widow of James Ryland of Allen Twp who died about 6 years ago. She had resided in Allen Twp since 1847, coming to this county from Ohio. She leaves 4 sons, C. A. and G. W. of Allen Twp, F. M. of Cincinnati and J. A. of Caldwell, Kans. Funeral will be at Mt. Pleasant Church Friday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 11-5-1908 Daughter of Elijah and Catherine Bond, she was born in Genesee County, N.Y. Dec. 25, 1820. She with her parents came to eastern Ohio in 1832 and was married to James Ryland in 1841. On July 24, 1902 her husband died, aged 82 years 3 months and 23 days. They had 5 sons and one daughter. The daughter died in infancy and one son in early manhood. She died Nov. 3, aged 87 years 10 months and 8 days. ^ 11-12-1908
Ryland James
was born in eastern Ohio March 31, 1820 and died at his home in Allen Twp, July 24, 1902, aged 82 years 3 months and 23 days. His father died when he was 4 years old, leaving his mother in poor circumstances and unable to give him any education. His total schooling consisted of 30 days. He educated himself later sufficiently to read the Bible, which was his only book. He often spoke of his grandmother who taught him when a child to nightly kneel at her side and pray. The descent of his grandmother is unknown but his grandfather was a German. He was married at the age of 21 to Charlotte Bond (who yet survives) in Portage, now Summit County, Ohio. They had five sons and one daughter, of whom 4 sons survive. He migrated with his wife and 2 children to the wilds of Noble County in Oct. 1847 and settled and remained on the same farm until his decease. At the age of 18 he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Known for his honesty, on one occasion a merchant took his word as to the number of bushels in a load of corn and was surprised later to receive money which a subsequent measurement of his wagon showed to be due. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church on July 26. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 8-1-1902
Rynearson Belle M, 76, R. 3, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She came to Kendallville 11 years ago from Muskegon, Mich. She was born in Walkerville, Mich. Sept. 17, 1896, a daughter of John H. and Elizabeth (Allison) Newman and was married in Scottville, Mich. Jan 28, 1920 to Arthur Leroy Rynearson who died in March 1953. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Betty) Blaskie, R. 3; a stepson, Robert L. Rynearson, R. 3; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lucille Sangster, Muskegon; one grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 stepsons, one son, 2 brothers and one sister. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Rynearson Duane R, 65, died December 25, 2005 at his residence. He was born April 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Mich. to Robert and Helen (Weible) Rynearson. A 1958 graduate of Kendallville High School, he graduated from Ball State in 1963. He was a teacher and spent 4 years teaching in Germany. He retired from Churubusco Elementary School after 39 years of teaching. He was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and volunteered with the American Cancer Association. He is survived by a sister, Jane (Dave) Bassett of Fort Wayne. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-27-2007
Rynearson Helen A, 77, of R. 3, Kendallville, died today in Kendallville Manor. Born in Kendallville Feb. 7, 1910, she was the daughter of Oliver P. Morton and Eugenia (Longyear) Wible. On June 1, 1934 in South Milford, she married Robert L. Rynearson. A lifetime Kendallville area resident except for 12 years when she resided in Muskegon, Mich., she was a member of Wayne Center Methodist Church and Noble County American Cancer Society. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. David (Jane A) Bassett of Fort Wayne; a son, Duane R. of Kendallville; a sister, Ferne Cochard of Kendallville; a twin brother, Harold of Kendallville; and 4 granddaughters. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-15-1987
Rynearson Lottie Mae, 97, died at McCray Hospital. Born in DeKalb County April 28, 1887, she was the daughter of George and Amanda (Baughey) Rynearson. She had lived in this area most of her life and was pastor of the Kenosha, Wis. Church of the Nazarene for 19 years. She was also an evangelist, retiring in 1961. She was licensed by the Church of the Nazarene in 1938. Only nieces, nephews and cousins survive. A sister and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 11-18-1984
Rynearson Robert L, 78, R. 3, Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville Jan. 29, 1910, he was the son of Arthur L. and Elizabeth E. (Frederick) Rynearson. On June 1, 1934 in South Milford he married Helen A. Wible, who died Sept. 15, 1987. He had lived in the Kendallville area all but 16 years of his life when he lived in Muskegon, Mich. until 1946. He owned and operated Bobís Ice Cream Bar (in the Indiana Bell Telephone building) from 1946 to 1950. He was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Jane A. Bassett, Kendallville; a son, Duane R., Kendallville; a half-sister, Mrs. Sam (Betty) Blaskie of Kendallville; and 4 granddaughters. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-19-1988

Noble Notes: Love, friendship, respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.