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Seaburg Elizabeth, about 83, (b. 2-12-1874) died Nov. 14, 1957 in her York Twp home where she had lived practically all her life. She was the widow of Joseph Seaburg. Surviving are three daughters, Viva Seaburg at home, Mrs. Hazel Madison and Mrs. Irma Jarrett of Elkhart; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a brother, John Billiett of Toledo. Services were Saturday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1957
Seaburg James Clarence, youngest child of Joseph and Elizabeth Seaburg, was born in York Twp Oct. 5, 1915 and died Jan. 17, 1926, aged 10 years, three months and 12 days. He is survived by the parents; three sisters, Viva at home, Mrs. Polk Madison of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Kenneth Jarrett of Elkhart; one grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Seaburg, of Rome City. Funeral services were Tuesday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1926
Seaburg Joseph, son of James Clark and Elizabeth (Bowman) Seaburg, was born on a farm near Albion February 16, 1868 and died in Denver, Colo., Jan. 16, 1948, aged 79 years and 11 months. He grew to manhood on the farm and in 1895 at the age of 27 went to Toledo, Ohio, where on June 1, 1899 he married Elizabeth Billiet. They had four children, three girls born in Toledo, and in 1905 they returned to the farm in Indiana where in 1915 a son, James Clarence was born and died at the age of 10 years. His livelihood was farming. His main hobby was making, playing and repairing stringed instruments, especially violins. He made fine violins, taking first honors at Chicago and also in New York City in competition with over 300 craftsmen. He was an old-time fiddler himself, but was well acquainted with several of the best violinists in America. He was a member of the Sparta Christian Church. Survivors include the widow; three daughters, Miss Viva Seaburg at home, Mrs. Hazel Madison of Denver, Col., and Mrs. Irma Jarrett, of Elkhart, Ind.; 4 grandchildren, Ralph and Bill Jarrett, Clyde Madison and Mrs. Dorothy Gallaty; 2 great-grandchildren, Stephen Jarrett and Garry Madison; one sister, Mrs. Grace Deardorff of Ligonier, Ind. Funeral Thursday in the Sparta Christian Church, Kimmell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Seaburg Viva M, 65, R. 4, Albion, died Saturday (d. 12-4-1965) in Whitley County Hospital. She was born March 13, 1900 in Toledo, Ohio to Joseph and Elizabeth Seaburg and came to Noble County as a child. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Madison and Mrs. Irma Jarrett, both of Elkhart. Services were Monday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1965
Seaburn Frank H, son of John and Ellen Seaburn, was born in Springfield Twp, LaGrange County, March 26, 1874, and died at his home in Mongo Oct. 23, 1918, aged 44 years, 7 months and 27 days. He was married to Anna Schultz Nov. 21, 1896 and they had one son, John. Surviving are his wife; his son; a brother Fred H. Funeral was at the home in Mongo. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery. + 10-23-1918
Seaburn Fred H was born in Springfield Twp, LaGrange County, on Jan. 20, 1872 and died from pneumonia on Jan. 22, 1920, aged 48 years and 2 days. He was the son of John and Ellen Holton Seaburn. The father died nine years ago and the mother 12 years ago. On Feb. 28, 1894 he married Esther L. Rogers. They had 2 children, Harry now in Washington, and Mary at home. He spent most of his married life at Brushy Prairie. Two years ago he moved with his family to their present residence near Mongo. A little over a year ago on Oct. 23, 1918, his only brother, Frank of Mongo, died. Surviving are his wife, his son and daughter. Funeral was Jan. 24. Burial, Springfield Cemetery. + 1-22-1920
Seaburn John, who was born in LaGrange County 75 years ago, died at his farm home in Springfield Twp Monday from the infirmities of age. He was a son of William and Nancy Seaburn, pioneers in Springfield Twp. Until 3 years ago he lived on the farm where he was born. He was a lifelong Republican and one of the charter members of the old Masonic Lodge at Applemanburg. William, father of the deceased, who died July 7, 1870, was one of the pioneer settlers of Springfield Twp. He and his wife had 4 children, Willie, who died Sept. 4, 1850, Mary E., died Nov. 29, 1863, Frances Wise died in Calif. in 1893 and John, who was born at the old Seaburn homestead June 7, 1835 and died Monday May 23, 1910, aged 74 years, 11 months and 16 days. He married Ellen R. Holton Feb. 28, 1861. She died April 11, 1907. They had 2 children, Fred and Frank, who survive. Funeral was held at the East Springfield Church after which he was buried beside his wife. + 5-23-1910
Seagly Elmer G, about 60, of 401 S. Main St., Kendallville businessman, died of a heart attack Feb. 3, 1971 at the Cleveland, Ohio airport as he was en route home from Washington where he had attended the Presidentís Prayer Breakfast. He had been a resident of Kendallville 30 years and was a partner in the Seagly Brothers Hardware and Gift Shops in Kendallville and Angola. He was an officer in Noble Tool & Die Co., president of Holiday Courts at Elkhart and manager of the wholesale division of Signal Gas Co. of Kendallville. He was active in Faith United Methodist Church and a trustee of Taylor University at Upland, a vice president of Gideon Society of Noble and LaGrange Counties and a council member of Asbury Seminary at Wilmore, Ky. He was a member of the Lions Club, Masonic Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley and Masonic Shrine. He was born Aug. 8, 1910 in South Milford to E. F. and Grace (Shanower) Seagly and was married to Nedra North in South Milford on June 18, 1933. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. William (Marilyn) Strutz of Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Gerald J. of Angola; and two grandchildren. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Seagly John F, 71, Ligonier hardware dealer, was killed last Saturday when he was struck by a car 4 miles from the junction of U. S. Roads 6 and 33, by a car while crossing the road. It is thought he stopped his car to recover his hat, believed to have blown off, and stepped in front of a car driven by Floyd Halterman. He operated a hardware store in Ligonier for 22 years, moving there from Topeka. Surviving are the widow, Georgianna; 2 daughters, Mrs. Eldon Smith of Ligonier, and Mrs. John Gates of Wis.; 4 grandchildren; and a brother. Funeral was Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1955
Seagly Nedra B, 102, Bismarck, North Dakota, and formerly of Kendallville, died  September 9, 2013, in Bismarck. Nedra, daughter of George and Pauline North, was born July 6, 1911, on a farm in LaGrange County. She graduated from high school in South Milford. On June 18, 1933, she married Elmer Seagly, her best friend since grade school. The Seaglys came to Kendallville in 1935 and, along with Everett Cook, established several businesses including Seaglyís Philgas LP Service and Seaglyís Hardware and Gift Shop on Main Street. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Bill) Strutz, Bismarck, N.D.; 3 grandchildren, Heidi (Brad) Mitchell, Colin (Lisa) Strutz,and Nat Paul (Becky) Strutz; 8 great-grandchildren, Robert Mitchell, Tovey and Andrew Forbes, Rachael Mitchell, Caitlin, Ashton and Landon Strutz,and Alex and Ella Strutz,her brother, Jack (Betty) North, Wolcottville. Nedra was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; and 2 sisters, Lucille Cook and Naomi Trowbridge. Funeral September 14, at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-12-2013
Seaman Thomas Earl, son of Frank and Anna Wilson Seaman, was born near Brighton in Greenfield Twp May 29, 1882, and died, aged 34 years, 7 months and 27 days. His entire life was spent in this vicinity. On Nov. 29, 1905 he was married to Edith Sherman. They had 4 children, Rowena Bell, Sherman Earl, Elizabeth Dorothy and Otto Richard, who with their mother, survive, along with his father, Frank,; mother, Mrs. Charles Hopper of Garrett; and his sister, Mrs. J. C. Ling of Chicago Junction, Ohio. He was a member of Knights of Pythias at Howe and the Brighton Arbor of the Ancient Order of Gleaners. + 1-26-1917
Searing George D, 72, was born in Howe Oct. 12, 1879, the son of George D. and Sarah Ann Byran Searing. He died Saturday at his home in Howe. Funeral was held Aug. 11 at Shoup Funeral Home in Howe. Burial, Riverside Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Mrs. Brice (Caroline) Gregory; 2 nieces, Mrs. Parker Blodgett and Margaret Herman; and a nephew, George W. Herman of Pasadena, Calif. He attended school in Howe and took a morticianís course at Cincinnati School of Embalming. He then became associated with his father in the Searing Furniture Undertaking & Insurance Business which had been founded by his grandfather. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Hoff of LaGrange Nov. 19, 1907. They had two daughters, Florence who died in 1917 and Caroline, now Mrs. Brice G. Gregory of Kalamazoo. He was a charter member of Howe Masonic Lodge No. 698 F&AM and active in the Lima Presbyterian Church. + 8-11-1951
Searls Steven Douglas, 4, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital from drowning in a private pool near New Paris. Surviving are his parents, John Michael and Jacklyn Searls-Michael of Shipshewana; 3 sisters, Kristie, Tina and Ashley at home; grandparents, Craig and Kay Kemper of Cromwell, and Jack and Marilyn Searls of Merritt Island, Fla.; and great-grandparents, Joe and Eleanor Stouder of Nappanee and Robert and Evelyn Searls of New Paris. Graveside services were today in Sparta Cemetery. + 7-1-1989
Sears Floyd E was born Oct. 14, 1902 and died Aug. 30, 1976. Service at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home Sept. 2. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 8-30-1976
Sears Paul W, 78, of R. 1, Wawaka, Steinbarger Lake, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born July 11, 1904 in Anderson and had resided in this area the past 15 years. He was a retired Delco employee in Anderson. He was a member of the Rome City Masonic Lodge No. 451, Eastern Star No. 595, Scottish Rite of Anderson, Murat Shrine Club of Indianapolis, American Legion and Albion Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ruth VanDoem, on Jan. 7, 1977. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Dale (Violet) Funkhouser and Lucille Sears, both of Anderson. Services will be Friday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-16-1982
Sears Ruth V, 77, R. 1, died Saturday in Millerís Merry Manor. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mulford VanDoen, she was born Aug. 18, 1899 in Elwood. She had resided in the Wawaka area 10 years after moving from Anderson. She was a member of the Rome City chapter of Eastern Star No. 595 and Kendallville Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 25. She is survived by her husband, Paul; 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Betty) Transcomey, Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Darrell (Mona) Mann, Bloomingdale, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Davis, Aliquippa, Pa.; one brother, Roy, Los Angeles, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Seavey Gideon W died Monday at Los Angeles, California. He was a native of Palmyra, Illinois, where he was born February 14, 1848 and served in the Army as a member of the 140th Illinois Infantry. He was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1872 with the degree of M. A. In 1872 he established the Hoopeston Chronicle in Hoopeston, Illinois, which he successfully edited five years. In 1874 he married Amy C. Randall of Avilla, who, with a son Walter and a daughter Irma survive. They located in Fort Wayne in 1877. Here he practiced law for a time, then became a lumber dealer and subsequently entered the hardware business, being at the time of his death, president of the Seavey Hardware Co. The funeral party is now on the road to Fort Wayne, where the funeral will probably be held Monday. ~ 3-16-1893
Seavey Marcella, 78, died Oct. 9 in Carlin Park Healthcare Center in Angola. She was born March 17, 1919 to Dale and Wildus (Dailey) Fanning. She married Schuyler Seavey on March 17, 1968. He died Oct. 29, 1993. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Field of Angola; 2 sons, Thomas Crain Jr. of Holland, Mich. and Robert L. Crain of Redondo Beach, Calif.; 4 sisters, Maxine Woodworth of Angola, June Mark of Avilla, Phyllis Lobdell of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Mary Johnson of Fort Wayne; one brother, Robert Fanning of Angola; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Burial, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Steuben County. ~ 10-23-1997
Sebert Albert L, 79, of Kendallville died April 9, 2011, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. He was born in DeKalb County on Aug. 2, 1931, to Peter J. and Bertha A. (Manrow) Sebert. He graduated from Waterloo High School in 1950. He married Marjorie A. Jones on March 23, 1951 in Auburn. He worked for Kraft Foods in for 40 years before retiring in 1992. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Al served on the Kendallville Fire Department from 1959 to 1981, acting as Assistant Fire Chief from 1972 to 1981. He also served on the Noble County Community Fair Corp. Board for several years, serving as the president in 1989; held offices in city and county government over the years; and has been a member of the Kendallville Masonic Lodge 276 since 1961. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kim and Jane Sebert of Carbondale, Pa., and Craig and Peggy Sebert of Kendallville; six grandchildren, Erin Sebert, Peter Sebert, Michelle and Scott Olsen, Jennifer Trowbridge, William Thompson and David Thompson; five great-grandchildren, Chace, Tyler and Nathan Gamble, Kyle Olsen and Kaytlin Olsen; and two sisters, Naomi and Delbert Myers of Auburn and Mary Childs of Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta Davis. Funeral April 13 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-11-2011
Sebert Archie, 69, died today in his home at 210 S. Clark St., Auburn. He was a salesman for Lyall Electric in Kendallville for 17 years before his retirement in 1983. He was born Sept. 11, 1919 in Branch County, Mich. to Arthur and Edith (Mortorff) Sebert. His parents preceded him in death. On April 6, 1947 he married Ann Coons. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Barbara Ann (Mrs. Michael) Ehinger of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marian Clark, Auburn, and Mrs. Nellie Wiseman, Coldwater, Mich.; and 2 grandchildren, Kevin Michael and Allison Brooke Ehinger. One son, Kevin Jon, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Auburn Plan Commission for many years and served in the U. S. Army during WW II and the Korean Conflict. Services will be Saturday in Feller Funeral Home in Waterloo. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 9-14-1988
Sebert Edward E, 70, Kendallville resident the last 33 years, died Sunday at the home of his son Harold after suffering a stroke of paralysis. He was born April 20, 1870. A native of Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County, the son of Park and Mary Sebert, he farmed in that vicinity until 33 years ago and in coming to this city was employed by a manufacturing company 16 years ago. Married in 1890 to Pauline Bechberger, she died Sept. 7, 1938. He was a member of the First Evangelical Church. Surviving are 2 sons, William and Harold of this city; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lila Fritz of Auburn, and Mrs. William Miser of Corunna; 2 brothers, Al and George of Corunna and 2 grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at the First Evangelical Church. Burial Showers Corners Cemetery near Sedan. + 4-?-1941
Sebert Pauline F, 77, wife of Edward Sebert, died Sept. 7 at her home. Surviving are the husband; 2 sons, Harold and William of Kendallville; 3 brothers, John and Will, Kendallville, and Henry of Helmer; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Narr, Kendallville, and Mrs. Tillie Moeller of Lafayette; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral was Saturday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, Showers Corners Cemetery near Corunna. + 9-?-1938
Sechler Letha V, 82, 761 Richmond St., was found dead at her home last evening of a heart attack. Born March 26, 1890 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Joe and Lulu Pifer, she married John F. Sechler June 29, 1907 in DeKalb County. He died May 12, 1960. She moved to Kendallville 45 years ago from St. Joe. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Naomi) Hill, Waterloo; one son, Robert, St. Joe; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Kerns, Waterloo, and Mrs. Harold Wilson, Des Moines, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, River View Cemetery, St. Joe. + 8-?-1972
Secor Elizabeth Cordelia, 76, wife of Lincoln Secor, died Tuesday last week at the family home after having suffered from rheumatism for several years. She was born near Huntertown, the daughter of Lewis and Cordelia Holbrook. She married Lincoln Secor in 1887 and went to Kendallville in 1891 where she resided until the time of her death. Surviving are the husband and one sister, Mrs. Mary Skeely of Norwalk, O. + 11-?-1936
Secor Henry, who died at Elkhart on Sunday, was born November 22, 1820 in Genesee County, New York and was married to Miss Lyda Tuttle March 13, 1845. They moved to Avilla in 1850, and to them were born six children, four of whom are living. Mrs. Secor died in 1862, and on October 4, 1864, Mr. Secor was married to Emmaliza Crawford, who though now an invalid, survives him. They had six children, all of whom are living. In March 1870 the family moved to Elkhart County, where they have since resided. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday. Interment in Osceola Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1893 ^ 3-10-1893
Secor Henry Abel died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Emanuel Swinehart, near Hagerman, Idaho on Oct. 5. He was born in this township 59 years ago. He attended the district schools of this vicinity, later becoming a teacher and pursued the study of law. He had been in poor health for a year prior to his demise, small pox which failed to break out finally causing death. > No date
Secrest Edward, 21, of R. 1, LaOtto, was dead on arrival at Parkview Hospital Wednesday of last week. He had lived in the LaOtto area six years. He was a draftsman at Avilla. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Franklin Miller of LaOtto; a brother, Ora Secrest of LaOtto; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ehrman of Fort Wayne. The funeral was Saturday in St. Maryís Catholic Church. Burial was in Catholic cemetery. ~ 8-3-1967 + 7-?-1967
Secrist Allen L, 37, of Cromwell, died Saturday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born in Cromwell on Jan. 4, 1926 to Dane D. and Myrtle (Moore) Secrist. He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell and was graduated from Cromwell High School in 1944. Surviving are the parents; 2 sisters, Donna of Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Robert (Joan) Henn of Huntington; and 2 nephews. Funeral was Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1963
Secrist Dane D, 71, R. 1, Cromwell, a farmer and appraiser for the Federal Land Bank, died of complications Monday at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Noble County on Feb. 9, 1894 and had been a resident of the Cromwell community all of his life. On July 22, 1921 he married Myrtle Moore. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, the Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and Lions Club at Cromwell, and Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne. Survivors include his widow; 2 daughters, Donna, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Robert Henn, Huntington; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home at Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1965
Secrist Demaris, 68, of Shady Grove Trailer Park west of Churubusco died Wednesday at her home. Born May 18, 1915 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Orda and Bertha (Wolfe) Secrist. She had been a waitress at Secrist Restaurant in Columbia City and Green Grill in Churubusco and had worked at Daniel Brothers Packing before it burned. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Bud (Dolores) Edsall of Albion, and Mrs. Charles (Linda) Lehman of Churubusco; a brother, Everett of Columbia City; and 9 grandchildren. Services will be Friday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 5-2-1984
Secrist Harold A, Antwerp, Ohio, died May 1 at his residence there. Born in Columbia City January 1, 1920, the son of Orda and Bertha (Wolf) Secrist, he moved to Antwerp in 1952 and was the owner-operator of Rayís Restaurant. He married Myrtle Shank August 25, 1952. He was a World War II veteran serving with the Marine Corps Sixth Division in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Antwerp VFW and the American Legion. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Dennis, New Haven, and Jim, Payne, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Hull, Antwerp, and Mrs. Betty Ann Trimm, Aurora, Colo.; a sister, DeMaris Secrist; and a brother, Everett, Columbia City; a brother-in-law, Sam Shank, Avilla; a mother-in-law, Irene Shank, LaOtto; and 9grandchildren. Services were May 4 in Pauley-Schilb Funeral Home, Antwerp. Burial, Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp. ~ 5-14-1981
Secrist Lester died March 23, 1915 in the Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne. He was born June 3, 1874 in Whitley County, the son of Simon and Elizabeth Secrist. He married Nellie Stults on April 2, 1914. Surviving are the wife; 2 children, Vivian E. and Wilbur S.; and a brother Walter, * 3-25-1915
Secrist Lura E, 78, R. 1, Ligonier, died at her home south of Ligonier from a heart ailment. Funeral was Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. A lifetime resident of the Ligonier-Cromwell community, she was born May 30, 1890 in Noble County, the daughter of Andrew and Harriet (Smith) Umbenhower. On Feb. 15, 1908 at Albion, she married Roy Secrist, who died Oct. 21, 1947. Surviving are a son, Gerald, Syracuse; a daughter, Mrs. Alph Cripe, R. 1, Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. John Cass of Ligonier; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren + 1-?-1969
Secrist Myrtle, 88, R. 1, Cromwell, a native of Noble County and a lifelong resident of the Cromwell area, died today in Norwood Nursing Center, Huntington. She was born Dec. 18, 1889 in Noble County, the daughter of John and Viola (Todd) Moore, and was married July 22, 1921 in Mich. to Dane Secrist, who died in 1965. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell, OES and American Legion Auxiliary in Ligonier. Surviving are 2 daughters, Donabelle, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Robert (Joanne) Henn, Huntington; and 2 grandchildren. Services will be Monday in Ulrey-Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Secrist Myrtle L, 76, of Antwerp, Ohio, died June 14, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was co-owner with her husband of Ray's Restaurant and had also worked at Eastside Restaurant and was a member of VFW Post 5087 Auxiliary. Surviving are sons, Dennis R. of Fort Wayne and James A. of Hicksville; a daughter, Susan M. Secrist of Antwerp; brothers, Sam Shank of Avilla, Cecil Shank of Albion, Kenneth Shank of Butler and John Shank of St. Joe; sisters, Wilma Hess of Fort Wayne, Marcille Woodbury of Wellston, Mich., Jean Knapp of Antwerp, Julia Snyder of Hicksville, Jerron Edsall of Kimmell, and Faye Reis of LaOtto; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Harold A. preceded her in death. Services Monday at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Burial, Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp. ~ 6-28-2001
Secrist Roy
, 62, died of a heart attack Oct. 21, 1947 at his home west of Cromwell. Surviving are the wife, Lura; a daughter, Mrs. A. Cripe, Albion; a son, Gerald at home; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral Friday at the funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1947
Sedgwick Robert K, 81, died April 12, 2000 in Bayonet Point, Fla. He was born September 26, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio to Arthur and Nelle (Kerr) Sedgwick. In 1944 he married Rose Butler. He had lived in Ligonier from infancy until 1970, then in Bayonet Point since 1988. He had been a funeral director for 30 years and co-owner of Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. He also owned a laundromat and car wash in Ligonier, Cromwell and Kendallville, which he operated after retirement from the funeral home. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and had been a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church, Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge and Chamber of Commerce. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Howard (Caryl) Sandler of Fort Wayne, and Rose Acton of Sag Harbor, N.Y.; and 2 grandchildren, Robert and Elizabeth Acton. Services in Oak Park Cemetery Wednesday. + 4-12-2000
Seely Abigail (Reynolds) was born in Orange County, N.Y., April 22, 1799, and died at Brimfield, Sept. 30, 1877, being 78 years, 5 months and 8 days of age. She was married to Ephraim Seely in 1821, with whom she lived until his death which occurred at Brimfield. In the spring of 1824 they removed from the state of New York to Defiance, Ohio, and in 1828 removed to Goshen, Ind., and in 1830 they settled on English Prairie, LaGrange County, where they lived until 1860 when they settled at Brimfield where both died. She was the mother of 10 children, 8 of whom are living. > 1877
Seely Charles F was born near Albion on July 4, 1872, the son of Lewis and Fidelia Seely, one of 3 children, 2 sisters and the parents having preceded him in death. He was born on the same farm where his whole life was spent. In 1899 he married Minnie Brackney. She died June 17, 1943. They had three children, one son Lewis, died as an infant. Those surviving are Mrs. Clarence Rowe and Ellsworth and 6 grandchildren. He died Oct. 29, 1945, being past 73 years of age. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Oct. 31. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1945
Seely Ellsworth E, 71, of R. 1, Albion, died March 9, 1974 at McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1903 in Jefferson Twp. He was a son of Charles and Mary Ann (Brackney) Seely. He was married to Irma at the EUB parsonage on July 2, 1938. She died March 26, 1969. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by one son, John of R. 1, Albion; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Alberta) Rauh of R. 1, Albion; and 2 grandchildren. One daughter and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion March 12. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1974
Seely Irma M, 62, R. 1, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital after suffering a heart attack. She was born Sept. 7, 1906 in Jefferson Twp, the daughter of Orvie and Lettie (McCoy) Rensch, and had spent her entire lifetime in the Albion area. She married Ellsworth Seely July 2, 1938. Surviving are her husband; the mother in Albion; and one son, John of Albion. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Past Noble Grand, North Star Rebekah Lodge, and Pythian Lodge. Services Saturday at Trinity Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-1969 (d.3-26-1969)
Seely John A, 60, Kendallville, died August 8, 2004 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born September 7, 1943 in Kendallville to Ellsworth and Irma (Rensch) Seely. On September 5, 1989 in Albion he married Carolyn Yoquelet. Survivingare his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Jill Seely of Fort Wayne, Jerry and Stephanie Hare of Van Wert, Ohio, and Dave and Jennifer Hare of Ligonier; a daughter, Sharon Yates of Garrett; 8 grandchildren, McKenzy Yates, Christopher, Alex and Eric Seely, Shaw, Zack, Jake and Ryan Hare. He was preceded in death by an infant sister. He was a member of Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley. A lifetime Noble County resident, he had retired after 31 years in machine setup at Silgan Plastics. Services at Independent Full Gospel Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 8-26-2004
Seely Lewis died at his home in Jefferson May 22, 1891, aged 60 years 11 months and 14 days. Funeral was held at the house on May 24. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. He leaves a widow, 2 daughters, one son, 3 brothers, 3 sisters. Noble Co Democrat 6-3-1891 He was born in Goshen, Ind. June 8, 1830, a son of judge Ephraim Seely and his wife Harriet, who were among the earliest settlers of northern Indiana. In 1832 or 1833 the father and mother removed from Goshen to English Prairie in LaGrange County where they remained several years when they settled on a farm south of Bushy Prairie and from there to Noble County where the parents died. Lewis married Fidelia Collins, who with 3 children are left. Noble County Democrat 7-8-1891
Seely Mary Ann (Brackney) was one of five children born to Washington and Lucinda Brackney. Her birthday was April 1, 1870. The parents and one brother, Mahue, having preceded her in death, one brother, Jack, and two sisters, Mrs. Ira Couts of Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Albert Johnson of Albion surviving. In 1899 she was married to Charles Seely. One son died as an infant; one son, Ellsworth, and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Rauh; and 2 grandchildren, Beverly Anna and Doyle Leroy, remain. She died June 17, 1943, being past 73 years of age. Her whole life was spent near Albion. As a young woman she taught school for about 10 years. Services at the home June 19. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1943
Seely Thomas, 70, died Thursday at the Soldiersí Home in Marion. Funeral was in Brimfield Tuesday. He was a member of Co. D. 74th Indiana. He was a brother of Mrs. C. W. McMeans of Brimfield, to whose home the body was taken, and of David Seely of Garrett. He also leaves two daughters, Edna of Indianapolis and Anna of Montpelier. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. Cause of death was Brightís disease. ^ 12-6-1910
Seibel Fayean, 72, of 225 N. Main St., Avilla, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born May 17, 1918 in Kendallville to Lloyd and Hilda (Monger) Renkenberger. On April 23, 1955 in Avilla she married Henry Seibel, who died May 7, 1989. Surviving are a daughter, Eve of Avilla; and a son, Hank of Kendallville. A daughter, Annette, also preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. + 12-31-1991
Seibel Henry C, 85, 225 N. Main St., Avilla, died Sunday in Brighton Hall Nursing Center in New Haven. He was born in Chicago, Ill. Sept. 18, 1903, the son of John and Dorthea (Spannenberg) Seibel. He retired as plant manager for Continental Products in 1962 and had lived in Avilla for 11 years. He married Fayean Haines April 23, 1955 in St. Maryís Catholic Church, Avilla. Surviving are his wife; a son, Hank of Kendallville; and a daughter Eve, at home; and two grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, Keith, and a daughter, Annette. Services Wednesday at St. Maryís Church. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, Chicago. ~ 5-9-1989 + 5-7-1989
Seibert Jessie E, 89, died Friday at Strawberry Village, Ligonier. A former resident of Skinner Lake, she had lived there 10 years. Survivors are 3 nieces, Leona Scott, Adrian MI., Martha Dray, Columbus OH., and Mrs. H. Paul Haberly Sr., Fort Wayne. Services were Monday with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. She was the widow of the late George D. Seibert. + 5-?-1981
Seidel Fred, 66, former resident of Kendallville, died Saturday from a heart attack at his home in Chicago. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1941
Seidel Harold C, 27, manager of the Franklin Security Co. at Auburn, was killed in an automobile collision east of Kendallville near the Noble-DeKalb County line on U. S. Highway 6 Christmas afternoon. It is believed heavy fog contributed to the accident. He resided in Kendallville. Funeral at Arthur Berhalter Funeral Home at Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1940
Seidel Norman Edwin, 81, of Kendallville, died June 22, 2001 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He graduated in 1938 from Kendallville High School and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Kendallville, the Kiwanis Club and American Legion. He worked at McCray Refrigeration for 35 years until it closed and then for 9 years at Commercial Shearing in Butler. He was born March 6, 1920 in Kendallville to John and Clara (Schrieber) Seidel. He married Lorraine Karlen on Aug. 16, 1941. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Elizabeth Seidel of Elk Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Deborah Campbell of Garrett; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Scottie Seidel of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren, Lauren, Kent and Lynsey Seidel, Luke, Shelly and Zach Meade, and Drew and Dirk Campbell. A brother, Harold, and a sister, Henrietta Stoneburner, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-24-2001
Seidel Robert L, 82, of Kendallville, died at his residence. He was born in Kendallville Jan. 12, 1897. He was married to Flossie Marie Brandenburg who died Nov. 2, 1955. He was a retired woodworker from McCray Refrigerator Co., a member of St. John Lutheran Church and McCray 20-Year Club. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Evelyn) Lamp of Warsaw, and Mrs. Edward (Jean) Doell of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Seidel Scottie, 79, died Nov. 18, 2001 at home. A 1940 graduate of Kendallville High School, she was a personnel manager at McCray Refrigeration until it closed and then worked as a secretary for Flint & Walling Inc. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau sorority and St. John Lutheran Church. She was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Kendallville to Lakie and Maude (Wilson) Kizer. On Oct. 13, 1943 in Kendallville she married Howard G. Seidel. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Cynthia Barnett of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, John and Ruth Seidel of Kendallville and Chris and Judi Seidel of Indianapolis; 2 sisters, Sue Henney and Bettie Smith of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Brad and Chad Barnett; 2 granddaughters, Kristen Seidel and Tara Coolbaugh; and 4 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Tom and Ariel Kizer, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-19-2001
Seidner Donald R, 77, died May 11, 2007 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. He was born March 15, 1930 in Wauseon, Ohio to Arthur and Opal (Miller) Seidner. He was retired from Starcraft in Goshen, a job he started at the age of 16. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Maggie Seidner of Phoenix, Ariz.; 3 daughters, Peggy Bailey of Syracuse, Penny Zehr of Wolcottville and Sue Ann Nolian of Fort Wayne; a brother, Henry, of Goshen; a sister, Viola Watts of Goshen; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul, Leroy and Ben. Graveside services June 2 at Sparta Cemetery. ~ 5-13-2007
Seidner Donna I, 73, died March 29, 2003 in Miller's Merry Manor. She had retired from Johnson Controls after 40 years as an inspector. She was a member of Burr Oak United Methodist Church. She was born in Sparta Twp Aug. 14, 1929 to Wayne and Lena (LeCount) Thunander. Surviving are 3 daughters, Peggy Bailey of Syracuse, Penny Zehr of Wolcottville and Sue Ann Nowlin of Fort Wayne; a son, Mike of Phoenix, Ariz.; 2 sisters, Ruth Knox and Anna Patrick of Ligonier; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister, Biete. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery later. ^ 3-31-2003
Seifert Cora, about 56, wife of Jacob Seifert and former resident of this city, died at her home in Chicago. The body will be brought here Wednesday and will be taken direct to Lake View Cemetery for burial. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Anderson. The father, who for many years operated a barber shop in the basement at the corner of Main and Williams Streets, died at Chicago some years ago. The mother has been residing at Chicago. She is also survived by 2 brothers, Walter and Dr. Warner Anderson; 2 sisters, Clara in Calif.; and Mrs. Gertrude Merrill in Chicago. + 1932
Seifert Veta C, 78, Chapel View Nursing Home, Hopkins, Minn., died today in the Methodist Hospital, St. Louise Park, Minn. She was born Aug. 22, 1896 in Avilla to John and Lydia (Smith) Henry. She married Theodore Seifert June 10, 1926. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert T., Sparta, N.J., and John E., Minnetonka, Minn.; 3 sisters, Berniece Ziebell, Kendallville, Mildred Martin, South Bend, and Juanita Castator, Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Harry and Earl, Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1975
Seigman Zelda M, 79, of Vermillion, S.D. died recently. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla and was active in Disabled American Veterans organizations for many years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sally Seigel of Vermillion, and Beverly Shumaker of Avilla; a son, Donald Lemish of Goshen; 2 sisters, Helen Fry of Fort Wayne and Julia Sillaway of Avilla; a brother, Bernard Telgman of Troy, Ohio; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in St. Agnes Catholic Church. Burial, Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion. + 5-?-1991
Seip Jacob was born in Agatha, Canada, Jan. 10, 1838, and died Jan. 1, 1923, at the home of Frank Guthrie, aged 84 years, 11 months and 21 days. He married Mary E. Hays Dec. 24, 1874, who died Aug. 3, 1910. They had 8 children, Adam, Winney and Hays dying in infancy. Three sons and 2 daughters are living. He has lived in and near Noble County for over 60 years, coming from Canada when he was 25 years old. He joined the German Lutheran Church in Canada. When coming to Indiana he united with the English Lutheran Church and for many years has been a member of St. Markís Church of Albion. During the greater part of his life he followed farming as an occupation. He leaves Mrs. Pearl Guthrie of Albion, Henry Seip of Detroit, Mich., Glenn Seip of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Addie Grimes of Syracuse, and Fred Seip of Colorado; 12 grandchildren; a brother, William of Waterloo, Canada. Funeral Thursday at the Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1923
Selby Fred C, 62, Kendallville resident many years, died Saturday in Lakeside Hospital of diabetes. Services were today. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Florence Hinton of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Maxine Remington of Portland, Ore.; one son, Robert of San Francisco, Calif.; one sister and one half-brother, Mrs. Frank W. Smith and William Hall of this city. + 1-?-1941
Self Sue, 97, former typesetter for Auburn Printing, died September 26, 1990 at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was born September 7, 1893 to Daniel and Sarah Catherine (Mellinger) Cooper. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Surviving is a niece, Myrta Targgart of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-25-1990
Selig Harry, 59, lifelong resident of Ligonier, died from a heart attack Sept 1. He was born in that city, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Selig. He was associated with his brothers in stock buying and successfully operated their farm near there. Funeral Thursday at the home. Burial, Jewish Cemetery at Oak Park. Surviving are his wife, Harriet and 2 daughters. + 9-?-1942
Selig Joe, 80, former stock buyer of Ligonier, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Max Levy in Minneapolis, Minn. The body arrived here today accompanied by his two daughters, Mrs. Levy and Mrs. Ruth Burnett of Seattle, Wash., and a granddaughter, Mrs. Elmer Steinhauser. Services at the Jewish Cemetery. * 1935
Selig Joel died at the family residence on Martin St. Friday last. He was born in Reichensheim near Frankfort, Germany, March 8, 1852 and at the age of 16 came to America, joining his brother David at Chicago. About 3 years later, in 1871, the brothers came to this city where he had since resided with the exception of a year spent at Attica, Ind. He was married to Sarah Wertheimer at Buffalo, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1882 and they had 4 children, who with the mother are left. Brief services were held at the late resident on Sunday last, the remains being interred in the Jewish cemetery, after which the funeral sermon was preached at Ahavas Sholom Temple. + No date
Sell Florence, 90, died Sunday in Kendallville Manor. She was born July 7, 1899 in Laud, the daughter of John and Rosetta (Krech) Troxel. On Nov. 29, 1928 in Whitley County, she married Void Carl Sell, who died in May 1970. She came from Whitley County to Kendallville in 1942. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Columbia City. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Bruce of Kendallville; a son, Howard of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Mary Pletcher and Goldie Gross of Angeles, and Lydia Small of Marion; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A sister, Nellie Troxel, preceded her in death. Graveside services will be Wednesday in Lake View Cemetery. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-21-1989
Sell Void C, 73, 451 Garden St., died from a heart attack Friday at his home. He was born May 16, 1897 in Whitley County to William and Lavina (Ummell) Sell. On Nov. 29, 1928 he and Florence A. Troxel were married in Columbia City. He moved to Kendallville in 1942 from LaOtto and was a retired employee of the Kendallville Foundry where he had been employed for 25 years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Gloria) Bruce, Kendallville; a son, Howard J., Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harley (Goldie) Line, Columbia City, and Mrs. Gladys Stevens, Toledo, Ohio; and 7 grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral will be Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1970
Sellenberger Joseph - See Nathan C Sellenberger.
Sellenberger May - See Nathan C Sellenberger.
Sellenberger Nathan C - A Dayton, Ohio, couple, wed 65 years, died 65 minutes apart in Dayton Tuesday. Several hours later, a son succumbed to cancer. Nathan C. Sellenberger, 89 and his wife May, 82, parents of Mrs. Anna Lough, Ligonier, died 65 minutes apart in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Both died while sleeping. Joseph Sellenberger, 63, brother of Mrs. Lough, died at Veteransí Hospital in Dayton. The grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lough and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Foster, Ligonier, and Mrs. Kermit Leamon, Goshen, accompanied Mrs. Lough to Dayton. + 5-?-1976
Sellers Carolyn Sue, 50, 316 S. Summit St., died Saturday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born in Kendallville April 24, 1927 to Harold G. and Florence (Heltzel) Sellers. She was a 1945 graduate of Kendallville High School and a member of First Christian Church. She was a former member of BPW. Surviving are her mother and one brother, Harold J., Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1977
Sellers Dorislea, 79, died Sept. 5, 2009 at Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Ind. She was an OB nurse for 35 years at McCray Hospital in Kendallville. She was a graduate of Kendallville High School and was a member of First Christian Church in Kendallville. She was born July 28, 1930, the daughter of Wilbur and Coral (Adair) Smith in Kendallville. She married Harold Sellers on May 26, 1956 in Kendallville. He died in 1996. She is survived by a son, John (Debbie) Sellers of Greensburg, Ind.; and 2 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-9-2009
Sellers Florence, 90, Kendallville, died Thursday in her home on Summit St. She was born Nov. 10, 1895 in Noble County, the daughter of John and Laura (Bailey) Heltzel. She married Harold Sellers June 21, 1923 in Kendallville. He died in 1974. She was a retired bookkeeper from Campbell & Fetter Bank and had lived in the Noble County area for the past 50 years. She was a member of First Christian Church of Kendallville, American Legion Auxiliary, and BPW. Surviving are one son, Harold (Harry), Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Carrie McWhinney, Avilla; and one grandchild. One daughter and one brother preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-4-1986 + 8-28-1986
Sellers Hannah M, 56, wife of Clinton E. Sellers, died at Ligonier April 22. Surviving are the husband and a daughter, Florence E. Brode of Ligonier. Funeral Friday at Ligonier Christian Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 5-?-1941
Sellers Harold J, 71, died unexpectedly Monday at his Kendallville residence. He was born in Kendallville on July 17, 1924 to Harold G. and Florence (Heltzel) Sellers. On May 26, 1965 in Kendallville he married Dorislea Smith. A WW II Army Air Corps veteran, he had owned and operated Sellers 76 gas station on N. Main St. for many years. He was also a bus driver for East Noble School Corp.; a member of First Christian Church, American Legion Post 86 and Moose Lodge 1301. Surviving are his wife; a son, John of Greensburg; and a grandson, Sean. A sister, Sue, preceded him in death. Graveside services Thursday in Lake View Cemetery. + 4-1-1996
Sellick Grace L, 95, died October 18, 2003 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born April 6, 1908 in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of William and Georgianna (McConnick) Shuler. She married Wayne Sellick. He died May 16, 1969. She married Harold Sellick. He died June 21, 1985. She was owner and operator of Sellick's Dept. Store in Kendallville from 1954 to 1979 and owned the Kendallville Hardware from 1973 to 1977. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and Blaine Stroble of North Myers, Fla.; a stepdaughter; grandchildren and spouses, Larry and Robin Stroble of Kendallville, Keith and Nancy Evans Stroble of Reading, Mich., Gordon and Sue Stroble of Quincy, Mich.; Linda and Claude McLain of Reading, Mich., Nancy and Doug Niegarth of Alpena, Mich. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Velma and Fern Shuler; and one brother, Donald Shuler. Funeral Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2003
Sells-Stacy Bonnetta, 56, of Kendallville, died June 6, 2009 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had worked as a nurses' aide at Shepherd of the Hill and Betz nursing homes. She was a member of the Baptist church. She was born Dec. 10, 1952 in Knott County, Ky., to Curtis and Martha (Coburn) Sells. On April 18, 2004 in LaGrange County she married Winfred Stacy. He died Feb. 17, 2009. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and George Allen of Cherryville, N.C.; 3 stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Velma and Louis Gerick of Lovelady, Texas, Alice and Harlis Hall of Georgetown, Ky., Zeda Hoover of Lisbon, Lucretta Duncan and Myrie and Dave Trueblood of Kendallville; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Ann Mosley of Lisbon and Norman and Deb Sells of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Freda Lawson; and 2 brothers, Herman and Marvin Sells. Funeral Friday in Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-9-2009
Sells Curtis, 46, R. 2, Avilla, died at his residence Monday of a heart attack. A forklift operator at Newnam Foundry, he had lived in this area and worked at the foundry for 21 years. He was born in Garrett, Ky., June 13, 1924, where he lived until moving to Kendallville. His parents were Jim and Margaret (Gibson) Sells. His wife, the former Martha Coburn, survives. Also surviving are nine children, a stepson and 16 grandchildren. Among the children are three sets of twins. His sons are Herman and Norman, both of Kendallville; the daughters are Mrs. Thelma Cook, Warsaw, Mrs. Alice Hall, Howe, Mrs. Zeda Hoover, Kendallville, Mrs. Freda Patton, Avilla, Mrs. Bonnetta Hicks, West Virginia, and Misses Lucretta and Mary Sells, both at home. The stepson is William Mosley of Corunna. Other survivors include several brothers and sister, Willie Cox, Dennis Gibson, and Mrs. Tiny Conley of Kendallville, Dever Gibson, Rome City, and Otis Cox, Mousie, Ky. Services Thursday in the Regular Baptist Church at Lisbon. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 11-19-1970 + 11-?-1970
Sells Herman R, 61, of Rome City, died unexpectedly June 8, 1008 in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital. He retired in 1992 from Fort Wayne Foundry and attended Harbor of Love Baptist Church in Kendallville. He was born June 9, 1946 in Garrett, Ky., to Curtis and Martha (Coburn) Sells. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Tim Smith of Wolcottville and Kim and Russell Schwarz of Avilla; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Herman Jr. and Anna Sells of Wolcottville and Jimmy and Angel Lovins of Rogers, Ky.; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Anna Mosley and Norman and Deb Sells of Kendallville; 6 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Velma and R. L. Thompson of Trinity, Texas, Alice and Harlis Hall of Georgetown, Ky., Zeda Hoover of Kendallville, Lucretta Duncan of Martin, Ky., Bonnetta Stacy of Kendallville and Myrie and Dave Trueblood of Kendallville; 17 grandchildren, Jackson and Kole Schwarz, Chelsea, Zack, Curtis, Corey, T.J. Sells, Shay Owsley, Nathan Wolfe, Brandon Garrison, John and Amy Clawson, Timmy, Jeremy, Chad, Corey and Brad Smith; and 4 great-grandchildren, Noah, Rebecca Owsley, Faith Godsey and Mary Clawson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Sells, and a sister, Freda Lawson. Services Thursday at Harbor of Love Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-10-2008
Sells Martha A, 86, died May 15, 2007 at her rural Kendallville home. She was born in Garrett, Ky. on June 20, 1920 to Andy and Eliza Jane (Conley) Coburn. She married Curtis Sells on Oct. 9, 1943 in Garrett, Ky. He died Nov. 16, 1970. She had been employed with Essex Wire in Ligonier and was a member of Mt. Calvary United Baptist Church in Stroh. Surviving are 3 sons, Bill and Anna Mosley and Norman and Deb Sells of Kendallville and Herman and Kay Sells of Rome City; 6 daughters, Velma and R. L. Thompson of Trinity, Texas, Alice and Harlis Hall of Georgetown, Ky., Lucretta Duncan of Martin, Ky., and Zeda Hoover, Bonnetta Stacy and Myrie and Dave Trueblood of Kendallville; 50 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clester and Jean Coburn of Corunna; and a stepbrother, Elmo Coburn. She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Sells; a daughter, Freda Lawson; and brothers and sisters, Chester, Mickle, Rell, Arthur, John and Bee Coburn, Polly Mills and May Fitch. Services Saturday at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-17-2007
Seltenright Harold R, 76, died today in Medco Center in Fort Wayne. He was born September 11, 1914 in Fort Wayne, the son of Hugh and Anna (Gephart) Seltenright. On June 22, 1935 in Fort Wayne he married Kathryn Jantz. He moved to Avilla in 1987 and retired after 25 years with Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Thomas and Kenneth of Avilla, and Michael of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Homer of Boston, Mass.; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 8-9-1991
Seneff Betty, 69, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Fort Wayne and Albion, died March 7 at home. She was the widow of the late "Chuck" Seneff who in the 60ís served the Noble County community as extension agent and manager of Federal Land Bank. Services at the Shoaff Park Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. + 3-7-1988
Seneff Charles M, 62, (b. 1-30-1922) former Noble County extension agent and resident of York Twp, died April 22, 1984 in Kansas City, Mo. A native of Cuzco, Dubois County, Ind., he was a resident of Fort Wayne and employed as an underwriter with Mutual Security Life Insurance Co. He is survived by his wife, Betty; 2 daughters; 5 sisters; 2 brothers and 2 grandchildren. Services at Shoaff Park Baptist Church April 19. Burial, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Ind. + 4-15-1984
Seng Almina, 85, a former resident of 116 S. Park Ave., Kendallville, died in Hamilton Hospital, Munnsville, N.Y. She was born Aug. 16, 1890 at Marion to Adam and Sara Brandenburg. She married Karl Seng Aug. 8, 1910. He died May 5, 1973. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Haselin, Munnsville, N.Y.; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at St. John Lutheran Church Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1976
Seniff Bessie, 69, former operator of the North Webster telephone exchange, but a resident of South Bend the past 10 years, died Dec. 26 in the home of a son, John at Ligonier of carcinoma. She was born Sept. 4, 1886 near Cromwell, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Conner. On Feb. 24, 1909, she married Fred Seniff, who died in April 1942. She was a member of the Warsaw Presbyterian Church. Funeral was at Troxel Funeral Home in North Webster. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, John of Ligonier, and Joe of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Sandlin of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Byron Godsell of Kendallville; and 8 grandchildren. + 12-?-1955
Seniff John C, 63, R. 3, Ligonier, died at his home last Friday. He retired from the Ligonier Water Works in 1979. He was born Aug. 17, 1916 in Wabash, the son of Frederick and Bessie (Conner) Seniff. He married Mary Louise Smalley July 5, 1937. He was married Aug. 29, 1959 to Helen Burk, following the death of his first wife in 1958. He lived in Ligonier for 44 years after moving from North Webster. He is survived by his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Judith) Taylor, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Larry (Susan) Knox, Cromwell; 2 sons, Michael of Toledo, Ohio, and Randal of Fort Wayne; one stepson, John DePew of Texas; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles (Toni) Thompson of Willowby, Ohio, and Mrs. Susan Saunders of Peru; one brother, Joseph of New Carlisle; one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Patti) Marburger, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Sensibaugh Everett O, 63, 305 E. 6th St., Ligonier, died Monday at Alfran Nursing Home, Columbia City. Born Oct. 13, 1913 to Harry and Bessie (Winland) Sensibaugh at Mentone, he married Flora Grace Bowman on March 12, 1938 at Athens. He was a resident of Ligonier for 39 years, employed at the Essex Wire Co. here, a member of the Indian Village United Methodist Church, and Masonic Lodge of Bourbon. Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Korean Boulton, Salem, Ohio, and Mrs. Raymond (Ann) McCoil, Warsaw; 2 sons, Phillip E., stationed with the U. S. Army at Lakehurst, N.J., and Clayton, Ligonier; 2 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Hersberger and Mrs. Mary Starzynski of Mishawaka; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Thursday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Harrison Center Cemetery. + 5-?-1977
Sensibaugh Flora Grace, 70, died Monday in her Ligonier residence. She was born March 24, 1920 in Pierceton to Thomas M. and Katherine E. (Greenfield) Bowman. On March 12, 1938 in Athens she married Everett O. Sensibaugh, who died in 1977. She retired in 1984 from Ligonier Rubber Co. and was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and Pierceton OES. Surviving are 2 daughters, Korean Holmes of Ligonier, and Mrs. Raymond (Ann) McCool of Warsaw; 2 sons, Phillip of Albion and Clayton of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Mrs. Guy (Edith) Stickler of Pierceton, and Mrs. Douglas (Barbara) Dean of Hilton Head, S.C.; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister also preceded her in death. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Harrison Center Cemetery, Mentone. + 3-18-1991
Senter Eddie Jr, 18, of 505 Water St., Ligonier, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries received last week in an auto accident. He was born Nov. 18, 1967 in Kendallville, the son of Eddie and Mildred (Jenkins) Senter. A lifetime area resident, he was employed by Delta Form Plastics, Elkhart, and was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Topeka. Surviving are his parents; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) MacDonald and Tammy R.; a brother, Timothy L., all of Ligonier; grandparents, Fred and Hazel Bandy of Ligonier; Georgia Hagerman of Princeton, W. Va.; and a great-grandfather, Ural Bandy of Burwind, W. Va. Services Tuesday in Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Topeka. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 7-27-1986
Severson Charles J, 77, died Sunday in DeKalb Hospital. He had lived in Garrett since 1950. He was born May 4, 1905 in Wausau, Wis., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Severson. He married Gertrude E. Imm July 2, 1947 in Wausau. He worked at Midwestern Foundry and Bluffton Foundry until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of the Garrett Zion Evangelical Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Darl of LaOtto and Kenneth of Sturgis, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Adeline) Duskey of Wausau and two grandchildren. Services Tuesday in the Garrett Zion Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 5-13-1982
Severson Oscar C, son-in-law of Mrs. Charles Debrular, died Sunday at the Santa Fe Hospital in Los Angeles. He is survived by his widow, the former Julia Debrular of Winslow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Don Couch of San Bernardino, Calif., and Mrs. Kenneth Cogdill of Cambridge, Mass.; 5 grandsons; and one granddaughter. Funeral will be today at Scott Mortuary in Winslow, Ariz. with interment in the mausoleum at Desert View Cemetery. + 10-?-1965
Sevitz Grace, 55, was found dead today at the home of her son, Marshall, from acute dilation of the heart. For a number of years she was engaged in the paper hanging business. Survivors include 2 sons, Marshall and Ernest of Columbia City; 4 brothers, Daniel Zumbrun, Wolf Lake, Edward Zumbrun, Merriam, Victor Zumbrun, Noble County, Wyland Zumbrun, Union Twp; 4 sisters, Mrs. Samuel Harlan, Wawaka, Mrs. Sarah Trowbridge, Kendallville, Mrs. Rosie Phillips, Churubusco, Mrs. Roe Miller, Smith Twp; and 2 granddaughters. Funeral Friday at DeMoney Funeral Home. + No date 1-14-1942
Sexton Aaron, 64, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Hueysville, Ky., January 12, 1928, the son of Harlan and Willa (Gibson) Sexton. On September 8, 1954 in Floyd County, Ky., he married Barbara J. Prater. He was employed by Newnam Foundry and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lou (Nyra) Wright of Elkhart, and Tammy Watson of Kendallville; a sister, Lula Slone of Avilla; and 3 brothers, Berlin and Carl of Kendallville, and Abraham L. of Allen, Ky. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-16-1992
Sexton Barbara Jo, 73, died Jan. 1, 2009 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She was born in Alpharetta, Kentucky on March 3, 1935 to Jobie and Lula (Thompson) Prater. She married Aaron Sexton on Sept. 8, 1954 in Floyd County, Ky. He died Aug. 16, 1992. She worked at various nursing homes and McCray Hospital as a nurse's aide and was a member of the Assembly of God in Kendallville. Survivors are daughters Nyra and Lon Wright of Elkhart and Tammy Sexton of Kendallville; a granddaughter, Chelsey Wright; 3 brothers and their spouses, Don Prater of Allen, Ky., Eugene and Willie Prater of Douglasville, Ga., Dockie and Jackie Prater of Ky., Richard and Glenna Prater and Ronnie Prater of Kendallville, Sonny and Michael Prater of Auburn, David and Deb Prater of Rome City; 5 sisters and their spouses, Joyce Reade, Janice and Danny Simmons and Diane and Mark Reid of Kendallville, Billie and Jack Rowe of Louisville, Ky., and Brenda and hank Ochoa of Butler. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Ted and Joseph Prater and infant sisters, Virginia and Dorothy. Services Jan. 5 at Hite funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-3-2008
Sexton Berlin, 73, died Monday in his Kendallville residence. He was born in Hueysville, Ky., on December 1, 1923 to Harlan and Willa (Gibson) Sexton. He was a retired forklift driver for Kendallville Foundry. Surviving are a daughter, Josephine Cordial of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; 3 sons, Lloyd, Larry and Gary of Kendallville; a sister, Lula Slone of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Carl of Kendallville, and A. Lincoln of Hueysville; 9 grandchildren, Faith and Charity Cordial, Hope, Rachel, Daniel, Matthew, Alan and Caroline Sexton, and Christine Heiniger; 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-30-1997
Sexton Dorothy Helen, 84, of Kendallville, died Sept. 20, 2008 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a nurse and had been on staff at Indianapolis, Riley, Lafayette and McCray hospitals. She was a 1942 graduate of Kendlalville High School and a 1945 graduate of Indianapolis Methodist School of Nursing. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. She was born June 23, 1924 in Kendallville to Donald and Gertrude (Barnhart) Bigelow. She married Warren R. Sexton on Sept. 27, 1946. He died Oct. 8, 1993. Surviving are 4 children, Julie and Jack Ramage of Somerville, Texas, Carol and John Blume, Beth and Douglas Rohlfing and Randolph and Debra Sexton of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren, Heather Rohlfing, Gretchen Ahmed, Travis and Jason Blume, Matthew and Jennifer Sexton; and one great-grandchild, Mackenzie Blume. Services Wednesday at Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-22-2008
Sexton Grace May, 77, 427 Prospect Ave., died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born May 25, 1894 in Williams County, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Osborn) Svoboda, and was married Feb. 20, 1912 to Warren Sexton. She belonged to St. Johnís Lutheran Church and Royal Neighbors Club. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Beulah) Chapman, Kendallville; a son, Warren R. Jr., R. 3; a brother, Elvin, R. 3; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter and 2 brothers. Funeral Thursday at St. Johnís. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Sexton Haley, 62, of 308 E. County Line Road, Wolcottville, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 8, 1926 in Knott County, Ky., the daughter of Robert and June (Slone) Perry. She moved from Ky. to Wolcottville in 1966 and retired in 1978 from Starcraft Boat Division in Goshen. Surviving are 2 daughters, Clara Hall of Wolcottville, and Kathryn King of Kendallville; a son, Eston of Hindman, Ky.; a sister, Edna Martin of Kite, Ky.; a brother, Carlis Perry of Oberlin, Ohio; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Ball Branch Church in Mousie, Ky. Burial, Willie Perry Cemetery, Mallie, Ky. + 8-8-1989
Sexton Marelevon, 69, of Kendallville, died Aug. 3, 2006 at home. She was born in Patton Branch, Knott County, Ky., on July 2, 1937 to Earl and Millie (Hall) Thornsbury. She married Carl E. Sexton on Sept. 10, 1954 in Floyd County, Ky. She had been employed at the Redwood Drive-In, Puritan Ice Cream, and as a cook at the Lutheran Home. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Jim Montel and Char and Ben Childers of Kendallville; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Carl J. and Judy and Tim and Beth of Kendallville, Lee and Norena of Fort Wayne and Greg and Nancy of Auburn; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Aileen and Jeremy and Holly Sexton, Jeremiah Montel, Brandy Montel, David Sterling, Ashley Sterling, Marc Martinez, Lindsay Sexton, Greg Sexton Jr. and Carlynn Sexton; 4 great-grandchildren, Michael Abbigail and Jordyn Sexton and a recent newborn; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Vickie Thornsbury of Wallingford, Ky., and Earl Lloyd and Brenda Thornsbury of Waterford, Mich.; 6 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Ulabon Acree and Bonnie Ratliff of Eastern, Ky., Alavon and Marvin Gibson of Wayland, Ky., Minnie and William Bays and Sue Milligan of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Herma Keaton of Vanceburg, Ky. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paul Sexton, on April 18, 2006. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-5-2006
Sexton Martha L, 73, died Thursday in her Orlando, Fla., residence. She was born in Kendallville on February 22, 1923 to William and Pauline (Rath) Snyder. On April 26, 1942 in Kendallville she married William Sexton. He died in November 1985. Surviving are her mother; a daughter and son-in-law, Terri and David Legg of Orlando; a sister, Marie Trowbridge of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, John, Jeff and Julie Legg; and a great-grandchild, Kelsey Legg. Graveside services Sunday in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-2-1996
Sexton Paula, 40, died April 18, 2006 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been employed six years at Colwell Merchandising before retiring and had also worked at Val Discount at one time. She was born Jan. 21, 1966 in Kendallville to Carl E. and Marelevon (Thornsbury) Sexton. Surviving are her parents; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and Jim Montel and Char and Benji Childers of Kendallville; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Jr. and Judy and Tim and Beth of Kendallville, Lee and Norena of Fort Wayne and Greg and Nancy of Auburn. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Earl and Millie (Hall) Thornsbury, and Harlan and Willa (Gibson) Sexton. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-21-2006
Sexton Warren R, 81, 427 Prospect Ave., died Sunday of a heart attack. He was born in Kendallville July 20, 1891, the son of Hiram and Hannah (Lemp) Sexton, and was a lifetime resident of this city. On Feb. 20, 1912 he married Grace May Svoboda in Albion. She died Sept. 27, 1971. A city employee, he acted as one of the city light engineers for approximately 45 years until his retirement in 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Beulah) Chapman, 417 Prospect Ave.; one son, Warren R. Jr., R. 3, Kendallville; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Florence Linn, 418 N. Riley St., Mrs. Jennifer Grover, Goshen, and Mrs. Gertrude French, Toledo, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son and one daughter. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + No date
Sexton Warren Richard Jr, 71, died Friday at his Kendallville home. He was born July 19, 1922 in Kendallville, the son of Warren and Grace (Svoboda) Sexton. On September 27, 1946 in West Lafayette, Ind. he married Dorothy Helen Bigelow in the Purdue University Chapel, where he was a student. He was a design engineer of small motors for General Electric for 31 years; a WW II veteran; a member of American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 2749; a member of Trinity Church United Methodist for 47 years. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Julie Ann Ramage of College Station, Texas, Beth Marie Rohlfing and Carol Sue Blume of Kendallville; one son, Randolph of Kendallville; one sister, Beulah Chapman of Kendallville; and 6 grandchildren. One sister, Helen Chapman; and one brother, Lawrence, preceded him in death. Funeral Monday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-8-1993
Sexton William, 63, of Orlando, Fla., and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at his residence. Surviving are his wife, Martha; a daughter, Terri Legg of Orlando; a sister, Marie Trowbridge of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Stan of Longwood, Fla.; and Warren of Fort Wayne; and 3 grandchildren. Graveside services Sunday in Lake View Cemetery. + 11-20-1985
Sextro Frances H, 75, 105 Spring Beach Road, Rome City, died Friday at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born Sept. 19, 1912 in Manchester, N.H. to Andrew F. and Agatha M. (Gavin) Reidy. She married Henry Sextro on Sept. 10, 1937 in Avilla. She had lived in the area since 1930, moving from Wis. She graduated from the Marquette University School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1935. She was a registered nurse for 30 years and was employed by McCray Hospital in Kendallville and was a Red Cross nurse. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City. Her husband died in 1966. She is survived by 2 brothers, Andrew (Bud) and William A., both of Milwaukee. One sister, Avis Cotty, preceded her in death. Services Monday in St. Gaspar Church. Burial, Kneipp Springs Cemetery, Rome City. + 3-11-1988
Seybert Mae I, 81, died Wednesday in Indianapolis where she had made her home since June 1974. She had resided in Kendallville from 1923 to 1974 where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, McCray Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and 50-year member of OES. She was born Oct. 15, 1895 in Herrington, Kan. to Thomas A. and Lizzie H. (Voelker) Galloway. On Aug. 23, 1922 she married Dr. Joseph D. Seybert in Hutchinson, Kan. He died July 5, 1954. Surviving are 2 sons, Joseph D., Philadelphia, and Dr. Thomas C., Indianapolis; 2 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Boruff and Miss Blanche Galloway, both of Hutchinson, Kan.; and 9 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1977
Seymour Addie, 88, a resident of this area her entire life, died Friday in the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 22, 1885 in Orange Twp, the daughter of T. K. and Emma Kaiser Halferty, and was married March 23, 1918 to Adolph J. Seymour. He died in 1936. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Talitha) Grubb, 124 Burnam St.; 4 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. She was a member of Lady Elks, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens and Trinity United Methodist Church. Services were Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1973
Seymour Calvin H, 85, died Friday in Goshen Hospital. Funeral was Monday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. He was born Sept. 30, 1878 in Noble County and had resided in the Cromwell community all his life. He married Maud Beezley July 12, 1945. The widow is the lone immediate survivor. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell, and Cromwell Lodge No. 75 F&AM. He retired from the Cromwell Lumber Co. a number of years ago. + 4-?-1964
Seymour Ethel (Moore), 59, wife of Calvin Seymour, died at University Hospital at Ann Arbor, Mich. on Wednesday. Funeral was Saturday at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, the father, a brother and 2 sisters. + 12-?-1942
Seymour Maud, 84, of Wilmot, died Thursday at the Goshen Hospital. She was born in Whitley County on Nov. 7, 1882 to Paul and Mary (Cassel) Beezley, and had been a resident of Noble County most of her lifetime. She was married in 1945 to Calvin Seymour, who died in 1964. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church at Cromwell. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Sadie Scott, Wilmot, Mrs. Mary Stoner, Fresno, Calif.; 2 brothers, W. C., R. 1, Pierceton, Paul, North Webster. Funeral was Saturday at Harris-Troxel Chapel, North Webster. Burial, Salem Cemetery at Wilmot. + 3-?-1967
Seymoure Adele K died in Lakeland, Fla. on Dec. 30, 1981. She was the eldest child of Charles E. and Grace S. Druhot. In 1929 she married Brant Seymoure and they lived in Fort Wayne many years before moving to Fla. He preceded her in death. Her body was willed to a medical school in Fla. Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers. Surviving are 2 sisters and one brother. The nearest relatives in this area are 2 cousins by marriage, Frank J. Ott, R. 2, Albion, and Harold R. Seymoure, R. 4, Albion. + 12-30-1981
Seymoure Albert, about 70, died at his Kimmell home July 30, 1943. He is survived by his widow, Emma; and 3 brothers, Amos and Homer of Albion, and Eric of Shelbyville, Miss. Funeral was Monday at Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1943
Seymoure Alice, about 74, (b 3-29-1882) died March 9, 1957 at the Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was a native and former resident of Albion. She was the widow of Jackson Seymoure, who died in 1938. Surviving are 5 sisters, Mrs. Anna Seymoure, Mrs. Jessie Juif, and Mrs. Emma Powell of Albion, Mrs. Etta Eamick of Kimmell, and Mrs. Cora Juif of Fort Wayne. Funeral was Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1957
Seymoure Alice "Millie", about 65, (b 8-23-1883) died May 13, 1949 at her home 3 miles south of Albion following a heart attack. Surviving are the husband, Homer; 2 sons, Fred and Keith of Albion; 3 daughters, Mary Seymoure and Mrs. Bruce Haney of Albion, and Mrs. Lloyd Wilcoxson of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bert and Charles Erdly of Wolf Lake; and 2 sisters, Blanche Erdly of Wolf Lake, and Mrs. Ola Hartman of Henrietta, Mich. Funeral was Sunday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1949
Seymoure Alma E, 91,(b.7-14-1866) died of a chronic heart ailment July 7, 1958 in Bakle Nursing Home in Columbia City. She had resided here with her daughter Mrs. Martha Stanley, for approximately 20 years. Surviving also are a son, Harold of Albion; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and 3 brothers, Sam Kimmell of Wolf Lake, James Kimmell of Pierceton, and Arthur Kimmell of West Lafayette. Funeral was Wednesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1958
Seymoure Amos F was born Nov. 28, 1868 and died Nov. 5, 1964. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Nov. 8. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 11-?-1964
Seymoure Anna L, resident of the Sacred Heart Home the past six years, died Dec. 13. She was born in Wood County, Ohio Sept. 23, 1880, the daughter of William and Margaret (Sieber) Speaker, and came with her parents at an early age to Noble County where she lived the remainder of her lifetime. On Dec. 25, 1899, she was married at Albion to Albert Seymoure, who preceded her in death, as well as two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Alex (Jessie) Juif, Albion, and Mrs. Emma Powell, R. 3, Albion. Services were held Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 12-19-1968 + 12-13-1968
Seymoure Bertie Basil, son of Dr. Calvin and Callie Seymoure, died at his home in Wawaka May 12, 1894, aged 15 years, 7 months and 9 days. He was born in Sheldon, Allen County, Ind. Oct. 3, 1878. He leaves a father and stepmother; 3 brothers. Funeral was at the M. E. Church in Wawaka May 15. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-13-1894
Seymoure Callie died Sunday with cancer of the breast. Funeral was at the M. E. Church Tuesday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. She leaves a husband and 3 children. ^ 3-25-1887
Seymoure Calvin, 80, died of heart trouble at his home in Wawaka last Monday. He was a prominent physician of Noble County for over 55 years. He was a member of the AMA, State Medical Society, Tri-State Medical Association, Knights of Pythias of Wawaka and IOOF of Kendallville. Surviving are 3 sons, Harry of Hartford, Conn., Orvis of Pittsburgh, Pa., Brandt of Wawaka; and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Spurgeon of Wawaka. Funeral was at the family residence Wednesday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 10-?-1927
Seymoure Carlos E, 52, Noble County farmer, died Thursday at his home 2 miles north of Big Lake. He was an onion and peppermint buyer. He was a graduate of Wolf Lake High School and Tri-State College at Angola. For many years he resided in Wolf Lake. He was a member of the Albion Masonic F&AM Lodge and BPOE 1417 of Columbia City. Surviving are his wife, Mary; his mother, Alma, Albion; a sister, Mrs. Martha Stanley; and a brother, Harold, Whitley County. Funeral was held from Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1948
Seymoure Catharine, daughter of Samuel and Barbara Young, was born in Northumberland County, Pa. Oct. 12, 1844 and died in Albion Jan. 2, 1927, aged 82 years, 2 months and 21 days. She was the second in a family of 11 children, 4 boys and 7 girls. In 1854 she with her parents came to Noble County and located near Albion. Here she grew up and became one of the old settlers of the community. On Nov. 14, 1861 she married Jonathan Seymoure, and they had 7 boys and 4 girls. The 4 daughters and 2 sons preceded her in death. She was a charter member of St. Markís Evangelical Lutheran Church. There is left a husband; 5 sons, Amos and Homer of Albion, Albert of Wawaka, Jackson of South Bend, and Eric of Shelbyville, Mich.; one sister, Nina of Weston, Ohio; one brother, Fred of Wolf Lake; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral from St. Markís Lutheran Church Jan. 5. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1-?-1927
Seymoure Florence E died at his home in Noble Twp Nov. 25 and was buried at the Chapel Cemetery on Nov. 28. He had spent his entire life on the farm where he was born, his father having purchased the farm from the government. He was born Jan. 12, 1864. In 1895 he married Alma Kimmell, and they had 7 children, 4 of which preceded him in death, 3 in infancy and Roy Arthur in 1936. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph R. Stanley of Albion; 2 sons, Carlos R. of Wolf Lake and Harold R. of Columbia City; 3 grandchildren, Beverly Ann Seymoure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold R., Charles Edward and Ralph, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stanley; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Hire and Mrs. Thomas Ott of Merriam. + 11-?-1939
Seymoure Frederick, 57, R. 2, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born April 5, 1915 in Jefferson Twp, he was the son of Homer and Millie (Erdly) Seymoure. He married Mildred I. Shroyer April 29, 1939 in Stroh. She is a second grade teacher at Albion Elementary School. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County and a farmer. Surviving are the wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Larry (Diana) Lessel, Park Forest, Ill., and Catherine, R. 2, Wolcottville; one son, David. F., Phoenix, Ariz.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Eva Haney, Albion, Mrs. Lloyd (Barbara) Wilcoxson, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. James (Mary) Rollins, Wolf Lake; and 3 grandsons. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Albion. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-?-1972 (d. 7-31-1972)
Seymoure Gertrude, 89, died Sunday at the Knights of Pythias Home in Lafayette. Surviving are a sister and a brother. Services were held Tuesday at Knights of Pythias Home. Graveside rites were conducted at Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1962
Seymoure Harold R "Jerry", 76, R. 4, Albion, died today at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was principal at Washington Center School, Whitley County, for 13 years and principal at Wolf Lake School for 2 years. He was born Feb. 19, 1908 in Noble Twp, the son of Florence and Alma (Kimmell) Seymoure. In 1937 he married Mary L. Winebrenner of Columbia City. Surviving are his wife; a son, Roger A. of Columbia City; and 5 grandchildren. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School and University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Indiana Retired Teachersí Association and Noble County Retired Teachersí Association and a charter member of the Noble County Historical Society. Funeral will be Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-13-1985
Seymoure Homer R, 74,(b.11-8-1878) died June 23, 1953 in the home where he had lived his entire life south of Albion. He is survived by 2 sons, Fred and Keith of Albion; 3 daughters, Mrs. James Rollins and Mrs. Bruce Haney, Albion, and Mrs. Lloyd Wilcoxson of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Eric and Amos of Shelbyville, Mich. Funeral will be at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 6-?-1953
Seymoure Jackson, 63, formerly a resident of Albion, died at his home in South Bend of cerebral hemorrhage April 3. Surviving is the wife, Alice; and 4 brothers, Amos, Albert and Homer of Albion, and Eric of Shelbyville, Mich. Funeral will be Thursday from the William Speaker home here. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1939
Seymoure Jonathan, son of McIntire and Alta Seymoure, was born in Noble County, Feb. 6, 1840, died in Albion Jan. 1929, aged 88 years, 11 months and 2 days. He lived the entire span of his life in Noble County. Born and reared near Wolf Lake in those early days, he learned something of frontier life. On Nov. 14, 1891 he married Catherine Young, who died Jan. 2, 1927. They had 7 boys and 4 girls. The 4 daughters and 2 of the sons preceded their parents in death. He was received into the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitley County, Ind., April 20, 1862 by the act of baptism. Surviving are 5 sons, Amos and Home of Albion, Albert of Wawaka, Jackson of South Bend, and Eric of Shelbyville, Mich.; 4 brothers, George and Florence of Wolf Lake, Homer of Summerville, Fla., Rudolph of Buff Springs, Fla.; 2 sisters, Alta Ott of Merriam, and Anna Hire of Columbia City; and 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. + 1-?-1929
Seymoure Keith H, about 60, of Liberty Ct., Albion, died Dec. 7, 1968 at his home. "Buck" was born Dec. 1, 1908 and had lived in Noble County all his life. He had been employed at the Excel Home Furnishing Store. He was married to Geraldine Haynes Dec. 27, 1940. He was a veteran of WW II, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer (Alice Erdly) Seymoure. Surviving are the widow; 3 sisters, Mrs. James (Mary) Rollins of R. 4, Albion, Mrs. Eva Haney of Albion, Mrs. Lloyd (Barbara) Wilcoxson of Fort Wayne; one brother, Fred of Albion. He was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246 and the Eagles Lodge of Kendallville. Last rites Dec. 9 at Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1968
Seymoure Lydia, the eldest of the four daughters of Peter and Catherine Howenstine, was born in Stark County, Ohio on Sept. 8, 1853 and died at her home in Wolf Lake May 9, 1924, aged 70 years, 6 months and one day. When she was 9 years old she came with the family of her parents to Indiana where they settled near Wolf Lake, which vicinity has been her home ever since with the exception of about one year. On Nov. 21, 1872 she married George C. Seymoure. They had 4 children, Walter Raleigh, Pocatello, Idaho; Anna K., wife of Charles H. Prickett of Wolf Lake; Calvin P. H. of Cromwell; and Orra Elizabeth, wife of Alvin R. Roush of Pierceton. Mr. and Mrs. Seymoure moved to Kansas in 1879 but returned to Noble County the following year. From 1899 until 1902 they resided in Cromwell, but have made Wolf Lake their home since the latter year. They became members of the Wolf Lake Methodist Episcopal Church June 26, 1887. At the time of her death, she was the eldest of 4 sisters, the others being Mrs. Manda Thorn of Whitley County, Mrs. Rebecca Pirtle of St. Louis, Mrs. Sarah Buckles of Washington Twp. There are 11 living grandchildren and one dead. Funeral was Sunday from her home in Wolf Lake. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1924
Seymoure Mary, 96, died October 20 in Denver, Colo. She was born April 25, 1900 to Melvin and Kate (Smith) Wysong. In 1932 she married Carlos Seymoure. He died in 1948. A 1918 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, she had resided on a farm south of Wolf Lake until moving to Denver. Surviving are a sister, Cora Hill of Denver; and a brother, Kenneth Wysong of Crystal River, Fla. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert, Harvey and Donald Wysong; and a sister, Ruth McCall. Memorial services today in Denver. Burial later in Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-20-1996
Seymoure Mary L, 94, died May 21, 2004 at Miller's Merry Manor in Huntington. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School and was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church. Ahe was born Aug. 26, 1909 in Noble County to Arden "Gid" and Anna Winebrenner. On May 5, 1937 she married Harold "Jerry" Seymoure. He died April 13, 1985. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Connie of Columbia City; a daughter, Ann of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 5 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Preceding her in death were 11 brothers and sisters. Services Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-23-2004
Seymoure McIntire died at his Noble Twp residence January 29, 1873. He was born in New York on Nov. 22, 1802. He settled in Noble County in 1835. He and his first wife, Alta Alexander, had 4 sons, Jonathan, Homer, Calvin and George, before she was killed by lightning August 12, 1853. His second marriage ended in divorce. He married third Sophia Boerger and they had Alta, Florence, Anna and Rudolph. * 6-12-1873 His first wife was the sister of Calvin Alexander. His third marriage was to the widow of Henry Treer formerly of Ligonier. Albion New Era 6-12-1873
Seymoure Roy A of Seminole, Okla., a native of Noble County, died following a boiler explosion at the oil fields there where he was employed last Thursday. He had been in charge of several well-drilling outfits in Okla. following his departure from here in 1929. Final rites were Monday at the home of his parents near Wolf Lake. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by his wife; his parents; 2 brothers, Carlos and Harold of Wolf Lake; and one sister, Mrs. Stanley of Albion. + 9-?-1936
Seymoure Rudolph J, son of McIntire and Sophia Seymoure, was born in Noble County, Dec. 31, 1861 and died at his home in Bluff Springs, Fla., March 27, 1936 at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 26 days. On Aug. 9, 1893 he was married to Gertrude Young. Surviving are the widow; a brother, F. E. of near Wolf Lake; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alta Ott and Mrs. Anna Hire, both of near Merriam. He had been a member of the IOOF and Knight of Pythias Lodge of Albion and an adherent to the Christian Science faith. He and his wife found a home in Bluff Springs 37 years ago. Previous to this he had lived most of his life in the vicinity of Merriam. Funeral was held at Merriam Christian Chapel March 30. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1936
Seymoure Walter R, eldest son of George and Lydia Seymoure, was born in Noble County Dec. 12, 1873. He spent his earlier life in Noble County, was a public school teacher until 1900. He then went to Connellsville, Pa. He was married to Barbara Mistlebaur of Connellsville, Pa. in May 1905. After this time he spent several years in Idaho where he took an active part in politics. He was elected to Idaho State Representative from Bronner County in 1916; afterwards he served as accountant in the State Auditing Dept., Boise City, Idaho. Returning to Pa., he served as an employee in the Internal Revenue Dept. until his death. He is survived by his widow; a son, Walter Jr.; and a daughter, Mary; and a nephew John Donohoe and 2 grandchildren, Barbara Anna and Mary Elizabeth Rubacky; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Prickett, Mrs. Orra E. Roush; and a brother, Calvin H., all of Noble County. Requiem mass was held Wednesday at St. Josephís Church. Burial, North Side Catholic Cemetery. + 2-?-1942
Shaddow Mary, mother of Mrs. J. D. Sheaffer and a former resident of this place, died at her home near Warsaw last Thursday, aged 87 years and 21 days. She came to Avilla 33 years ago but moved to Kosciusko County in 1873. ~ 4-17-1890
Shade Arminta Beatrice, daughter of Samuel and Emeline Shade, was born in Steuben County, Ind. Feb. 9, 1873 and died Dec. 22, aged 26 years, 10 months and 13 days. Not quite 7 years since the husband and father died, leaving mother and daughter. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-29-1899
Shadiker Ralph, 74, a former resident of Cromwell, died Aug. 16 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born in DeLong, Ind. March 1, 1877 and lived in Cromwell about 50 years prior to leaving here 5 years ago for South Bend where he made his home with his son, Richard. In 1900 he was married to Etta Maud Mullin who died in 1926. Surviving are the son; and a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Henry of Whiting, Ind.; 2 grandchildren; 3 half-brothers and a half-sister, all of DeLong. Services were Saturday at Hay Funeral Home, South Bend. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-16-1951
Shady Kelly Jo, 7, Rome City, died at the LaGrange County Hospital. She was born March 30, 1965 in Muncie to Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Shady. She is survived by the parents; 3 brothers, David, Richard and Michael at home; grandparents, Mrs. Harold Shady, Muncie, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Armstrong, Elkhart. Funeral will be Saturday at Phiepho & Fry Inc., Muncie. Burial, Garden of Memories, Muncie. + 5-?-1972
Shaefer Abraham was born in the Shenandoah Valley, Va. Jan. 4, 1806, and died at the home of his son William in Wolcottville on April 15 at the age of 94 years 3 months and 11 days. In 1832 he removed with his parents to Fairfield County, O., where in 1833 he married Elizabeth Gray. They had 6 sons and 3 daughters, of whom all except the youngest son are living and are left with 28 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister now 99 years old. His companion died in the 70th year of her age. From Fairfield County, Ohio they emigrated to Wayne County, Ind. and thence in 1848 to near Waterloo, DeKalb County, Ind., being among the early pioneers of that vicinity. In 1861 they moved to the Shaefer farm on Dutch Street near Wolcottville where he lived until age incapacitated him to no longer carry on the affairs of the farm. He was a member of the Evangelical Association about 65 years. Funeral was on the 17th. Burial Woodland Cemetery. ^ 4-20-1900
Shaefer William M, son of Fredrick and Eve Shaefer, was born near Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1842; died at the home of his daughter in Albion April 20, 1926, aged 84 years 2 months and 2 days. He married Amanda Bowland Sept. 6, 1864. They had one daughter and one son. He moved from Ohio to Albion in 1888 and has lived here ever since, being in business several years. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Isaac Huff of Albion, the son, Fred of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Eve Mayo, who with husband lived with him, Harold Huff and Mrs. Margaret Ramey of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren. Funeral was at the home of the daughter in Albion Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 4-29-1926
Shafer Amanda, about 87, died May 18, 1951 at McCray Hospital due to a stroke suffered in March. She was a member of the Methodist Church and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Luella Luckey of Oregon and 2 nieces, Mrs. Stewart of Albion and Edna Cliff of Kansas. Funeral was at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1951
Shafer Bessie Elizabeth, 71, R. 2, Kendallville, died yesterday in her home. She was born April 6, 1884 east of Avilla, a daughter of John and Anna Berkes. On May 27, 1903, she married John Shafer, who died Feb. 3, 1952. A lifetime resident of this community, she was a member of the First Church of Christ here. Surviving are a son, Richard, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Will Haynes, Garrett, and Mrs. Sawyer, Kendallville. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services will be Sunday in A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. * 11-?-1955
Shafer Dorothy I, 91, of Garrett, died Nov. 14, 2006 in Provena Sacred Heart Home at Avilla. She was born May 19, 1915 in Kendallville to Charles H. and Vina (Smith) Greenwalt. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1934. On Nov. 23, 1935 in Kendallville she married Ora Davis. He died in 1963. They owned the Central Market in Garrett from 1950 to 1965 and Cox Meat Market in Kendallville until 1965. She also was an instructor at Fort Wayne Beauty College for 5 years and owned and operated Dorothy's House of Beauty in Garrett from 1961 to 1976. She married Warren Hawley in 1967. He died in 1973. She then married Lee Shafer on Dec. 3, 1976. He died in 1996. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrett. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Davis and Jack and Joyce Davis of Garrett; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Roger Stafford of Garrett; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a sister and a grandson also preceded her in death. Services Saturday in First Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 11-16-2006
Shafer Richard A "Shorty", 51, E. Rush St., Kendallville, died of a heart attack Sunday on the Noble-LaGrange County Line while mushroom hunting. He was born Aug. 17, 1924 in Noble County to John and Bessie (Berkes) Shafer. He was a lifetime area resident and was employed 28 years by Merritt Gard Well Drilling, Kendallville. He was a member of VFW and a former WW II veteran. His only survivor is an aunt, Mrs. Emma Sawyer, Kendallville. Funeral will be Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Shafer V May, formerly of Albion, died at St. Joseph Hospital Sunday. Funeral was held at Fort Wayne Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Pamey of Fort Wayne; and 3 granddaughters. Her husband preceded her in death in Jan. She was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Isaac Huff of Albion. + 1946
Shaffer Bernice C, 85, R. 2, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born Dec. 25, 1886 in Barton County, Mo., she was the daughter of Amaziah and Nancy (Whitford) Waits. She married Oran Shaffer April 17, 1913 in Kendallville. A resident of this area since she was 9 years old, she was a member of Mitchell Street Methodist Church and a charter member of Allen Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth Becker, R. 2; 2 foster daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Shirley) Traster, Clark St., and Mrs. Lawrence (Mae) Kelham, R. 2; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services will be Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1972
Shaffer Catharine Elizabeth, 81, died at Wauseon, Ohio. She had been a resident of Noble County for many years. Born in Wayne, County, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1849, the daughter of John F. and Joanna Haller, she came with her parents to DeKalb County, Ind. when she was 3 years old, where she grew to womanhood. She married John W. Rendel Nov. 14, 1869, who died June 10, 1917. They had 8 children, 2 of whom died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. Ota E. Cleland, died at her home in Albion, Nov. 4, 1925; and one son, Ora S., died at Kendallville June 16, 1928. March 19, 1923 she married Alfred F. Shaffer of Wauseon, Ohio, where she has since resided. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, John A. of Enid, Okla., Dr. Charles F. of Mexico, Ind., and Forrest D. of Gary; and one daughter, Mrs. Paul Ward of Hillsdale, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Jacob, Samuel and Wilbur Haller of this city; one sister, Sarah A. of Avilla. Services will be Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Ora S. Rendel. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1930
Shaffer Clara A, 92, died Wednesday at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 26, 1878 in Wawaka to Christian and Maria (Ley) Butz. She was married in 1906 to Thurlow Shaffer. He died in 1958. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, the Golden Rule Club, and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Lutheran Home. Surviving are 3 sons, Ferris and Lance W., Kendallville, and Leo A., Mishawaka; 2 grandchildren, Jacklin and Lee Shaffer. She was preceded in death by a son and 9 brothers and sisters. Funeral will be at St. John Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1971
Shaffer Fannie I, 70, died at her home in Hutchinson, Kansas last Wednesday. Her husband, Elza, died several years ago. He had conducted the furniture and undertaking business now owned by Walter Bonham. One son, Fred of Hutchinson, Kan.; and 4 grandchildren survive. Funeral was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mathews. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1933
Shaffer Ferris H, 71, 111 E. Diamond St., was stricken with a heart attack Thursday while driving on Ind. 3 near Huntertown. Born Nov. 30, 1902 in Noble County, he was the son of Thurlow and Clara (Butz) Shaffer. He married Nellis Davis. He was a resident of the area most of his life and a retired employee of Flint & Walling. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a retired member of the board of directors of Flint & Walling. He served on the Olive B. Cole Foundation and was a member of the Indiana Society of Chicago. Surviving are his wife; 3 nieces, Mrs. Ivan Dressler, Kendallville, Mrs. Maynard Richter, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Edmond Donoghue, West Chicago; 2 nephews, Richard Borden, Fort Wayne, and Lu Shaffer, Berlin, Germany; 2 brothers, Lance W., Drake Road, and Leo A., Mishawaka; 18 great-nieces and nephews. Services will be Saturday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1974
Shaffer Henry A was born in Fulton County, Pa., July 9, 1852, the son of William and Margaret Shaffer, and was one of a family of 7 children, all of whom except one sister, with the parents have preceded him in death. The living sister is Mrs. Ella Lemm in Lansing, Mich. At the age of 4 years he came with his parents from Pa. and settled in Jefferson Twp in which community nearly his whole life has been spent. In 1871 he married Hannah Frederick. They had 4 children, Mrs. Alta Singrey who died in 1912, Mrs. Mae Frazure of Gary, Ind., Thurlow W. of Kendallville, Mrs. Effie White of Ligonier. There are 5 grandchildren. In 1916 he married Amanda Smith. He died on Aug. 6, 1926, being 74 years and 27 days of aged. Funeral was held at the home Sunday. + 8-?-1926 Noble Co Democrat 8-12-1926
Shaffer Homer O "Dick", 84, a lifelong resident of Merriam, died Jan. 31, 2008 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. He owned and operated O.W. Shaffer & Son, retiring in 1981. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School and International Business College. He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and a charter member of Quiet Birdmen Organization. He was born Dec. 25, 1923 in Fort Wayne to Olen W. and Mary A. (Carter) Shaffer. He married Beulah M. Harding on April 29, 1945. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Richard E "Ed" of Churubusco and John R. of Tri-Lakes; 2 grandsons, Cody and Jamison Shaffer; and a sister, Agnes Hartman of Fort Wayne. Services Sunday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-1-2008
Shaffer Horace J, 72, pioneer resident in Avilla and at one time owner of a grist mill here died at his home on N. Main St. of heart trouble and erysipelas. He lived alone since his wife died some 6 years ago. Funeral and burial will be at Warsaw. A sister, Mrs. William Thorn of Warsaw is the only surviving relative. + 5-?-1930
Shaffer Isaac was born at Selinsrove, Snyder County, Pa. Aug. 26, 1824; moved with his parents to Summit County, Ohio 1830; was married to Cathern Landenslager May 11, 1848. They had one son, David, who was born Nov. 5, 1849. His wife died March 29, 1850. He married Susan Bear March 15, 1853. She died Jan. 16, 1892. There were no children. He moved with his son, David, to Noble County in Nov. 1893, with whom he lived until his death. He leaves one son, one granddaughter, Mrs. Dess Ross of South Milford; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Reinoehl of New Hebron, Ill. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He died Oct. 14, aged 77 years 1 month and 20 days. Funeral was at the Oak Grove Church. Burial at Uniontown, Ohio beside his wife. ^ 10-18-1901
Shaffer Lance W, 73, of R. 3, died Sunday in Fairfield Health Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Noble County March 4, 1907, he was the son of Thurlow and Clara (Butz) Shaffer. On May 15, 1935 in Angola he married Vera Lash. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Kendallville Lions Club. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jacklin Donoghue of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; a son, Lee W. of Fort Wayne; a brother, Leo A. of Mishawaka; and one grandchild. Funeral will be Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Shaffer Lewis M, 74, a former Garrett resident, died Thursday in Alamosa, Colo. He retired in 1975 as a conductor for the B&O Railroad with 36 years of service. He had resided in LaJara for the past 12 years. He was a former member of the DeKalb County Sheriffís Mounted Posse. He was born April 23, 1915 in Kendallville to the late Ralph and Maude (Williams) Shaffer. He married Alice Church on May 10, 1938 in Garrett. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons, Leonard of Auburn, Gaylord and Blain of Alamosa, Michael of Columbia City, and Thomas of LaJara; 3 brothers, Paul of Kendallville, Robert of St. Cloud, Fla., and Eugene of Ashley; 2 sisters, Ruth Billingsley of Wiley, Kan., and Phyllis Best; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One brother, Harry, and one sister, Dorothy Kemery, preceded him in death. Services will be Wednesday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Embry Cemetery. + 7-13-1989
Shaffer Lulu Uhl, 93, formerly of Kendallville and Garrett, died Friday in Brighton Hall Nursing Home, New Haven. Born March 15, 1891 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane (Acton) Likes. On March 27, 1910 she married Frank Uhl. He died in 1932. In 1939 she married Ralph W. Shaffer. He died in 1952. She was a member of North Highland Church of Christ, Fort Wayne and involved with home economics groups in Garrett and Kendallville. She is survived by 2 daughters, Virginia Castator and Mildred R. Traster of Fort Wayne; 4 stepsons, Lewis Shaffer of Colorado, Paul Shaffer of Kendallville, Robert Shaffer of Fort Wayne, and Eugene Shaffer of Ashley; 2 stepdaughters, Ruth Billingsley of Kansas and Phyllis Best of Albion; and many grandchildren. Services will be Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-7-1984
Shaffer Lydia Viola, 102, was born Sept. 29, 1871 in LaGrange County, to Paul and Freelove Voult. She was one of 10 children and is survived by a niece, Mary Drumheller of Kendallville. She married James Shaffer, who died in 1936. She had worked as a beautician and a seamstress. She died at the Sacred Heart Home Sunday. Services were Thursday in the Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-20-1973 + 12-?-1973
Shaffer Mary A, 81, R. 1, Churubusco, died Friday at Millerís Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was born Jan. 24, 1905 in Smith Twp, Whitley County to Otis Dow and Chloa Mae (Connell) Carter. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1923 and on July 29, 1923 married Olen W. Shaffer. They lived in Merriam for 62 years where they operated Shaffer Farm Implement Co. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are a son, H. O. (Dick), R. 1, Churubusco; one daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Agnes) Hartman, R. 1, Churubusco; 4 grandsons, Richard Shaffer, John Shaffer, Craig Hartman and Kevin Hartman; 3 great-grandsons; one sister, Irene Trucker, R. 2, Albion; and one brother, David, R. 1, Albion. She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 sisters, and one brother. Services will be Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-14-1986
Shaffer Miriam R, 63, of R. 1, Hudson, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Kendallville Sept. 6, 1921 to Earl and Wilma (Strater) Grossman and on Sept. 27, 1942 in Kendallville married Russell Shaffer. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, David of Monroeville, and Darrell of Dallas, Texas; 3 sisters, Monabelle Terrell of New Haven, Geraldine Altheide of Fort Wayne, and Barbara Yant of Alabama; 2 brothers, Ivan of Duluth, Minn., and Paul of Fla.; and 3 grandchildren. Services will be Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 3-19-1986
Shaffer Nellie D, 77, 111 E. Diamond St., died today in McCray Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1901 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Richard and Sarah (OíNeill) Davis. She married Ferris H. Shaffer Oct. 21, 1939 in Auburn. He died May 9, 1974. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a charter member of Kendallville BPW. She had been employed as bookkeeper and cashier at the News-Sun for 25 years. Survivors are one sister, Anna Borden, Kendallville; 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Funeral Thursday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Shaffer Olen W, about 64, senior partner in an implement firm established in Merriam in 1936, died Sept. 4, 1966 at the Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He began operation of a service station and garage in Merriam in 1923 and later obtained the J. I. Case farm machinery franchise and then opened his place as a farm machinery firm at the same location, junction of roads 33 and 9. Later he took in his son as a partner and the firm became the O. W. Shaffer & Son Implement Co. in 1946 when his son, Dick, joined with him. He was chaplain of the LaGrange-Noble County Gideon Society. Surviving are his wife, Mary A.; the son; one daughter; one sister and 4 grandsons. Funeral at Merriam Christian Chapel Wednesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1966
Shaffer Oran E, 86, was born in Noble County March 16, 1888 to George M. and Eliza (Deuschle) Shaffer and was a lifetime area resident. He married Bernice Waits April 17, 1913 in Noble County. She died in 1972. He had lived 62 years at Waits Road and was a fruit farmer. He was a member of the Mitchell St. United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau and a former member of the Noble County Fair Board. He died Saturday in his home following a heart attack. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ruth Becker, Kendallville, two foster daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Mae) Kelham, Kendallville, and Mrs. Darrell (Shirley) Traster, Kendallville; one brother, 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-13-1975 + 3-?-1975
Shaffer Sarah (Wright), 85, widow of the late Jacob W. Shaffer, resident of this city the past 40 years, died this afternoon at her home on Orchard St. from paralysis from which she was stricken last Monday while en route to her home from the post office. She was born in Ohio and when a baby her parents came to Indiana, locating on a farm 2 Ĺ miles northeast of the city. She spent her girlhood days there and Nov. 20, 1854 was married to Jacob W. Shaffer, who died 45 years ago. They had 6 children, 5 of whom have preceded her in death. She moved here from the farm 40 years ago and the past 17 years had resided on Orchard St. She was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church. Surviving are a son, Wallace F. of North Manchester; one brother, James Wright of this city; 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Weaver of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Frances Browand of Richmond; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. > No date
Shaffer Vera M, 85, died Wednesday in Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville on December 31, 1907 to Anthony A. and Caroline (Buchs) Lash. On May 15, 1935 in Angola she married Lance W. Shaffer. He died June 22, 1980. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Harvest House Club, Worthwhile Club and Noble County Homemakers' Club. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Edmond Donaghue of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee Shaffer and Gunhild Shaffer-Taras of Fort Wayne; a sister, Grace Fraze of Garrett; and 4 grandchildren, Leah Taras-Shaffer, Kassie, Eamon and Liam Donaghue. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Lash. Funeral Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-10-1993
Shaffer Walter Jay, aged 2 years, 8 months and 15 days, only son of Sylvester S. and Ella Shaffer, died in Kendallville Sept. 29. ^ 10-2-1879
Shaffer Yager Elvira died at her motherís residence in Jefferson Feb. 11, 1873 of lung fever, aged about 12, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Shaffer. Albion New Era 2-13-1873
Shallenbarger Mary Ann, 84, died April 9 at the Memorial Home in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was a resident of Ligonier where funeral was held Thursday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, several nieces and nephews. + 4-?-1940
Shambaugh Aaron C died, following an illness of many months, at his home in Avilla on Friday at the age of 76 years. Death was due to a complication of heart impairment and nerve exhaustion. The break in his health dates from nine years ago and since last March he had been almost continuously confined to his home. A native of Richland County, Ohio, where he was born May 21, 1850, he had been for almost seventy years a continuous resident of Noble County. He came at the age of seven years, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Shambaugh, to this state, the family settling in Allen Twp a few miles west of Avilla. Here he grew to manhood upon the farm. For some twelve years he conducted a tile manufactory in Jefferson Twp. Disposing of this, he removed to Kendallville and for four years was employed in the McCray refrigerator works. Then for some years he resumed farming. In 1902 he located in Avilla. Politically he was a Republican, though he had never held public office and he had been for many years, a member of the Evangelical Church in Avilla. On March 23, 1881, he married Elizabeth Henry. Surviving besides Mrs. Shambaugh are three brothers and two sisters, Franklin of Kendallville, Isaac of Avilla, Edward of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Ersula Weaver and Mrs. Charles Halferty of Avilla. Funeral was held from the home on Sunday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 9-2-1926
Shambaugh Alexander H died January 3, 1917, at his home, 439 Springmill St., Mansfield, O. Death was due to a complication of diseases. He was born November 16, 1851 near Mt. Zion and has followed the carpenter trade since he was 16 years of age. He moved with his parents to Avilla April 1858, where he was first married to Amanda Craven Oct. 3, 1878, who died three years later, leaving him with one daughter, Mrs. Ada Balliet of Swan. He was married Sept. 25, 1886 to Myrvilla Stillwagon, who with 3 sons and 4 daughters survive. The children are Mrs. Alma Culler of Lucas, Mrs. Edna Kaylor of Mt. Zion, Howard of Alliance, O., and Mrs. Golda Warner, Miss Mary, Karl and Wayne of Mansfield. He again removed near Lucas, O. in Aug. 1891 where he lived until May 1913 when he located in his late home. Five brothers and 2 sisters survive: Aaron C., Isaac H., Allen S., Mrs. Ersula Weaver and Mrs. Anna C. Halferty of Avilla; Franklin M. of Kendallville, and Edward E of Olivet, Mich.; and six grandchildren. Funeral was Friday. Burial, Mansfield Cemetery. ~ 1-10-1917
Shambaugh Allice E (Pilgrim) died of cancer on Feb. 19, 1909. She was born in 1865 and married Allen Shambaugh Dec. 30, 1890. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 12-?-1895 Funeral will be Sunday at the Evangelical Church. Surviving are her husband, and 2 daughters, Mrs. William Tewson and Mildred; and son, Doyle. ^ 2-20-1909
Shambaugh Amanda, wife of Alexander Shambaugh, daughter of the late James Craven, died Feb. 22. Funeral will be at the Evangelical Church in that place today. ^ 2-24-1881
Shambaugh Clara, 77, of Las Cruces, N.M., died Thursday in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. Born in Albion Sept. 17, 1901, she was the daughter of Frank and Mae (Albaugh) Shambaugh. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Geraldine) Cochran of Roscommon, Mich., and Mrs. Lauren (Marjorie) Shank in Fla.; a son, Stanley of Las Cruces; a sister, Mrs. Alma Henry; and a brother, Royal, both of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral will be Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 5-?-1979
Shambaugh Clarence F, 78, R. 2, Avilla, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1896 in Avilla to Franklin and Mae (Albaugh) Shambaugh. He married Ruth M. Wolf, who died April 3, 1973. He was a WW I veteran retired from McCray Refrigeration in 1961. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmer Henry, 614 S. Main St., and Mrs. Clara Muesing, Las Cruces, N.M.; one brother, Royal A., Kendallville; and one niece, Martha Moore, Fort Wayne. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral will be Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
Shambaugh Daniel, pioneer of Allen County, died at his home near Leo Dec. 29, 1901. He was a brother of Isaac and William Shambaugh of Noble County. + 1-?-1902
Shambaugh Ed, 102, of Greenville, Mich., died Jan. 26 in that city. Surviving are his wife, Pearl; and three daughters, one of whom is Mrs. Flossie Shambaugh Smith of Bradenton, Fla. Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Greenville. ~ 1-29-1970
Shambaugh Elizabeth was born in West Virginia in 1859. When a child of about six years she, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Henry, came to Indiana. In the month of March 1882 she married Aaron Shambaugh. He died two years ago. She was converted to God when only a girl and she united with the Evangelical Church. She died Oct. 4, 1928. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Gettel of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. H. L. Askew of Fort Wayne; and two brothers, John L. of Ligonier and Robert A. of Detroit, Mich. Funeral was last Saturday. ~ 10-11-1928
Shambaugh Elvie, 68, was born March 6, 1904 in Albion to Frank and Mae (Albaugh) Shambaugh. He was a WW II veteran, a member of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 86, and was employed as a mechanic for G. A. Coffey. He died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Surviving are two sisters, Clara Muesing and Alma Henry, both of Kendallville; and two brothers, Roy, Kendallville, and Clarence, Route 2, Avilla. Services were held Wednesday in the Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 2-8-1973
Shambaugh Emma M - The community was startled Monday by the death of Mrs. Edward Shambaugh northwest of this place. The funeral was held in the Evangelical Church on Tuesday, and in the cemetery at this place the young mother was laid to rest, and beside her the little one. Her age was 18 years, 10 months, six days. ~ 9-4-1890 Emma Matilda Billings was born in Noble County Oct. 25, 1871; was married to Edwin Elmer Shambaugh Dec. 25, 1889; died Sept. 1. ^ 9-5-1890
Shambaugh Eugene R, 69, of rural Columbia City, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital's Continuing Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne on May 19, 1926 to Roscoe G. and Goldie (Hossinger) Shambaugh. On August 21, 1947 he married Mary Ann Dye in Fort Wayne. She survives. He grew up in Fort Wayne and was a 1944 graduate of North Side High School and a 1948 graduate of the University of Illinois. He served with the U. S. Navy during WW II. He had lived in Royal Oak, Mich., and was affiliated with J. L. Hudson's of Detroit. He began in its junior executive program and was working as merchandise manager when he left the firm in 1962. He returned to Fort Wayne and was a contractor with Shambaugh and Son Inc. from 1962 until his retirement in 1985. He was president of Shambaugh Enterprises since 1985. He was a member of the Churubusco Rotary Club and received the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International last year. He was a board member of Passages Inc. in Columbia City and served on its finance committee. He was also an area fund-raiser for the United Way of Whitley County and a member of the Wildwood Racket Club in Fort Wayne. Surviving also are 3 daughters, Mrs. Case (Sally) Ellis of Cary, Ill., Mrs. John (Molly) Faylor of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Robert B. (Jill) Marr of rural Columbia City; 3 sons, Dr. Timothy, Dr. Matthew, and Dr. Michael Shambaugh, all of Fort Wayne; a brother, Max P. of Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren. A brother, Robert, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ^ October 26, 1995
Shambaugh Fannie, about 87, and lifelong resident of Noble County, died April 22, 1944 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Bonar in Green Twp. Funeral was held at Sugar Grove Church of God Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are the daughter; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. + 4-?-1944
Shambaugh Goldie, 94, died Thursday at the Townhouse Health Center. Born in Whitley County Oct. 26, 1894, she was the daughter of Uriah and Rebecca (Keller) Hossinger. On Dec. 29, 1917 she married Roscoe Shambaugh. They founded Shambaugh & Son, Inc., in Fort Wayne. He died in 1983. Surviving are 3 sons, Gene of Churubusco, Max of Fort Wayne and Robert of Charlottesville, Va.; and 12 grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 4 brothers, William, John, Cecil and Arthur; 3 sisters, Emma McCoy, Nettie Myers and Fanny Leitch; 2 half-brothers, Joseph and Francis Hossinger; and 4 half-sisters, Elizabeth Zediker, Ida Hanna, Mary Herron and Ella Flinn. Services today at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-16-1982
Shambaugh Henry died at his home in Green Twp last Friday. He was born in Richland County, Ohio, December 6, 1830 and was 66 years 6 months, 20 days of age. He married Margaret McKinley September 23, 1852 and they had five children. One daughter proceeded him in death. He was a valiant soldier in the late war, serving in Co. A., 47th Wisconsin Volunteers. He was converted and united with the Lutheran Church in 1870. He leaves a wife, one son, three daughters and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 7-8-1897
Shambaugh Isaac was born in Snyder County, Penn. in the year 1825 on June 17, in which county he grew to manhood. When 18 years of age he walked to the state of Ohio and stopped in Richland County. At this place he married Julia Ann Hossinger in Sept. 1847. They had 9 children, namely, Ellamanda S., Aaron C., Al H., Ersula M., Anna C., Allen S., Isaac H., Franklin M. and Edward E., all of whom are living except Mrs. Ellamanda Weaver. Composing this circle there are 33 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; one brother, William, and one sister, Mrs. Amic, both of Snyder County Penn. Fifty- eight years ago he left the state of Ohio with his family and located in Noble County near Avilla. By occupation he was a carpenter, which trade he followed during the active period of his life. Many buildings dotted here and there are marks of his energy. He was converted 23 years ago and united with the Evangelical Church. He died on Aug. 16, 1916, at the age of 91 years, one month and 29 days. He was preceded in death by his companion and one daughter. Funeral was Friday at the Evangelical Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-23-1916
Shambaugh Isaac James was born December 25, 1855 in Green Twp on the farm where he resided and from which he died. His father having died twelve days previous to that date, his mother and her two boys returned to the home of the fatherís parents in Ohio, where they resided until Isaac was fifteen years old, when they returned to this community, his brother, Elza, having died at the age of thirteen. On Dec. 25, 1875 he married Nancy Alice Shambaugh. Soon after their marriage they moved to Avilla, where they resided thirty-five years. Fifteen years of this time he was a clerk in the S. K. Randall general store, thus meeting and making through his general disposition hundreds of friends. They had two daughters, Elizabeth, who died in infancy, and Orpha Mae. During a revival in 1880, Isaac was converted and he continued as a loyal, faithful supporter, holding many official responsibilities throughout. One of his greatest delights was to sing the blessed old hymns of the church. So great was his love and respect for Godís house that after his hearing became impaired, tho he could not hear a word of the services, he still attended to honor God. He died Dec. 6, 1925 at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 19 days. Surviving are the daughter, Orpha Mae, the grandson, Ralph Houts, one half-brother, William Shanabarger; one half-sister, Mrs. Mattie Boggs; one aunt, Miss Kate Grindle of Elyria, Ohio. ~ 12-17-1925 > No date
Shambaugh Julia A (Hassinger) died March 26, 1895. ~ 1895 Wife of Isaac Shambaugh of Avilla, she was born in Richland County, Ohio Dec. 1, 1827 and died March 26, 1895, aged 67 years, 3 months and 25 days. On Sept. 12 she was married to Isaac Shambaugh. Thirty-seven years ago they came to Indiana, settling on a farm densely covered with forest, 2 Ĺ miles west of Avilla. Four years ago they moved into Avilla. They had 3 daughters and 6 sons. Eight are still living. Funeral was in the Evangelical Church at Avilla March 28. ^ 4-5-1895
Shambaugh Margaret (McKinley), 75, died Monday at Green Center from cancer. She leaves 3 daughters and one son, William of this city. Funeral was today at Green Center. ^ 9-26-1907 She died Sept. 23, 1907. The wife of Henry Shambaugh, she was born in Wooster, Ohio June 2, 1823. They lived in Green Twp. + No date.
Shambaugh Nancy Alice died at her country home in Green Twp December 22. She was born in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, September 3, 1858. In 1874 with her parents she came to Noble County. On Christmas Day, 1876, she married Isaac Shambaugh. They were the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Orpha Houts, who resides at home, and one child who died in infancy. She is survived by the husband and daughter; one grandson, Ralph Houts; a brother, William Shambaugh of Churubusco, and a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Clara) Summers of Green Center. Funeral services were held Friday from the Charter Oak Church in Green Twp, of which she was a member. (Through an error, the above article was omitted from our columns last week although it had been proofread and ready for the forms.) ~ 1-8 & 19-1925
Shambaugh Pearley M, 84, died Monday in DeKalb Hospital. She was a Butler resident for 37 years and a member of Butler Church of Christ. She was born May 17, 1904 in Noble County to Dennis E. and Esther (Oliver) Reed. On Dec. 23, 1922 she married Ora W. Shambaugh in Churubusco. He died on Oct. 8, 1987. One brother, Clarence, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons, Gene of Auburn, Dennis of Fort Wayne, and Robert of New Haven; 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Pflueger of Fort Wayne, Gwendolyn Bowman of Auburn, and Leona VanZile of Butler; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Butler. Burial, Butler Cemetery. + 11-21-1988
Shambaugh Royal A, 89, of 928 S. Main St., died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Albion April 8, 1893 to Frank and Delana Mae (Albaugh) Shambaugh. He was a veteran of WW I and an electrical engineer at Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. for 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion and veterans of WW I. Surviving are a sister, Alma Henry of Kendallville; 2 nieces and 3 nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 10-2-1982
Shambaugh Ruth M, 76, was born in Ligonier Jan. 31, 1897 to Charles and Cora Ohlwine Wolf. She married Clarence Shambaugh June 11, 1926. She was a retired employee of the Kendallville Utility Department and Citizensí National Bank. She died in McCray Hospital Friday. Surviving are the husband; one sister, Mrs. Edna M. Feldman, Fort Wayne; and one niece, Mrs. Luther Moore, Fort Wayne. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 4-19-1973 + 4-?-1973
Shambaugh Vivian L, 90, of Churubusco, died Oct. 31, 2008 at The Oaks Nursing Home. She was born June 26, 1918 in Churubusco, the daughter of Frank and Leona (Hawn) Sheldon. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1936 and on March 21, 1942 she married Harold Shambaugh. She was a member of Charter Oak Community Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Bonnie (David) Zeigler and Nancy (Alan) Erwin of Churubusco; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Carl Sheldon; and a sister, Treva Kikly. Service Wednesday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Albion New Era 11-5-2008
Shambaugh William O died at his Churubusco home Nov. 13, 1928. A former resident of Noble County, he was a trustee of Green Twp. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1928
Shanabarger Con Eldon, ten-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Shanabarger, residing three miles west of here, was found dead in bed Tuesday at his home. He was the victim of acute myocarditis, and a lifelong invalid. Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, Jack and Guy at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Maxine DiGregory and Mrs. Ilene Waters of Fort Wayne and Fern at home. Services Thursday in the Christian Chapel Church at Merriam. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-6-1952
Shanabarger Dean, 64, R. R. 1, Churubusco and a former resident of west of Avilla, died Feb. 24 while loading lumber at the Churubusco Woodworking Co. He was born July 2, 1899 in Noble County, the son of William and Rose Gaff Shanabarger. In 1921 he married Laver Gaff. He is survived by his wife; one son, Jack; three daughters, Mrs. Keith (Fern) Davis, Mrs. Al (Maxine) DiGregory, Churubusco, Mrs. John (Ilene) Waters, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and a brother Ralph of Churubusco. Two sons, Con Eldon and Guy preceded him in death. Funeral today at the Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco ~ 2-27-1964 * 2-?-1964
Shanabarger Effie L, 81, of 202 E. Pleasant St., Churubusco, died Saturday at the Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born April 8, 1900 in Green Twp, the daughter of James and Rosetta Grocock Tarlton. On Sept. 6, 1919 she married Ralph G. Shanabarger. They lived all their married life in the Churubusco area and at the present address since 1935. He preceded her in death April 12, 1970. Survivors include four sons, Lee of Auburn, Glenn of Fort Wayne, Morris and Robert, Churubusco; two daughters, Mrs. Riley (Naomi) Waters of Highland, MI, and Mrs. Lester (Grace) Keister of Albion; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were two brothers and one sister. Services Tuesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1981 + 5-?-1981
Shanabarger Glenn G, 63, of 1819 W. Fourth St., Fort Wayne, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital. He was born in Whitley County April 10, 1923, the son of Ralph and Effie (Tarlton) Shanabarger. On April 10, 1952 he married Lucille Deck. He had lived in Fort Wayne 34 years and was a WW II Army veteran. Until his retirement in 1985 he was an operating engineer out of Union No. 103, Fort Wayne. He was past commander of American Legion Post 157, Churubusco, a member of R&AM Lodge No. 585, 40&8 and American Legion Post, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a stepson, John Bennigan of New Haven; two sisters, Norma Waters of Muldrow, Okla., and Grace Keister of Albion; three brothers, Lee, Auburn, Morris and Robert, Churubusco; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 1-?-1987
Shanabarger Gregory A "Boog", 29, of Churubusco, died of cancer Sept. 26 at his home. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1978 where he was class president and president of the student body. In 1982 he graduated from Manchester College. He coached football at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, where he was earning a masterís degree in sports psychology. He was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. Surviving are his parents, Robert and Joan (McGuire) of Churubusco; a brother, Robert Bruce Shanabarger of Churubusco; sisters, Mrs. Randy (Renee) Beeks, Mrs. Robert (Brenda) Sade and Nila Shanabarger, all of Churubusco; and his grandmother, Eloise McGuire. Services was Saturday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-26-1989
Shanabarger Guy, 29, of R. 1, who was critically injured Saturday in a car crash two and one-half miles north of Albion on State Road 9, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. At the time of the mishap he still was on crutches as the result of a mishap several months ago. Surviving Shanabarger, who was a WW II veteran, in addition to the parents, are a brother, Jack, at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Maxine DiGregory and Mrs. Ilene Waters, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Fern Davis at home. Services Saturday in the Christian Chapel Church at Merriam. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-24-1954 + 6-?-1954
Shanabarger Mary Ann of Green Twp died Wednesday from hardening of the arteries and paralysis. Daughter of John and Catherine Grindle, she was born in Wayne County, Ohio, March 13, 1834; died Sept. 19, 1917, aged 83 years 6 months and 6 days. She first married Isaac Shambaugh of Perrysville, Ohio, April 12, 1853. They had 2 children, Eliza and Isaac. Eliza died May 6, 1867. She was left a widow Dec. 2, 1855, with 2 small children. She moved to Ohio and married Albert Shanabarger of Ashland County on October 30, 1870. They had 2 children, William and Martha. She is survived by her husband; 3 children, Isaac Shambaugh, William Shanabarger and Martha Boggs; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of Noble County; 2 sisters, Mrs. Susan Caston and Miss Kate Grindle and one brother of Topeka, Kansas. She was a charter member of the Charter Oak M. E. Church. Funeral Saturday at the Christian Church near Merriam. Burial in the church cemetery. ~9-26-1917
Shanabarger Mentor LeVerr, 96, died Wednesday in Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Green Twp, Noble County on September 6, 1901 to Howard and Gertrude (Herron) Gaff. On December 18, 1921 in Columbia City she married Dean Shanabarger. He died February 24, 1964. She was a life member of Charter Oak Church. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Al DiGregory of Churubusco; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Jean Shanabarger of Albion; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Guy and Con; 2 daughters, Ilene Waters and Fern Davis; and 4 brothers, Roy, Gloyd, Laurel and Franklin Gaff. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-1-1998
Shanabarger Ralph G, 73, of 202 E. Pleasant St., Churubusco, died Aug. 12. He was driving on I-69 from Lake Gage near Angola when he was stricken with a heart attack. His wife managed to steer the car off the highway. He was born in Noble County June 22, 1897 to William and Rose Gaff Shanabarger. He married Effie Tarlton in 1919 and the couple had lived in the Churubusco area since then. He was a mechanic in Churubusco and worked at Baer Field during WW II. He was in the Army in France during WW I and was a past commander of Gilbert Davis Post 157 of the American Legion. He had been a Churubusco policeman from 1951 to 1961. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Lee of Auburn, Glenn of Fort Wayne, and Morris and Robert of Churubusco; 2 daughters, Mrs. Riley Waters of Webberville, Mich., and Mrs. Lester Keister of R. 2, Albion; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Aug. 15 at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 8-?-1970
Shanabarger Robert, 57, of Churubusco, died Monday in his residence. He was born June 4, 1935 in Churubusco to Ralph G. and Effie (Tarlton) Shanabarger. On August 28, 1955 in Churubusco he married Joan McGuire. He was a 1953 graduate of Churubusco High School and a lifetime area resident. He had been employed 30 years by General Electric, retiring in 1991. He was the retired president and chief of the Churubusco Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Randy (Renee) Beeks, Mrs. Robert (Brenda) Sade and Nila Shanabarger of Churubusco; a son, R. Bruce of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Mrs. Riley (Norma) Waters of Muldrow, Okla., and Mrs. Lester (Grace) Keister of rural Albion; 2 brothers, Lee of Auburn and Morris "Bill" of Churubusco; and 7 grandchildren. A son, Gregory "Boog", died September 26, 1989; and a brother Glenn is deceased. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-15-1993
Shanabarger Rose, 70, died Tuesday at her home in Merriam. She was the wife of William Shanabarger and a daughter of the late George and Catherine Hawk Gaff. Her marriage to Mr. Shanabarger occurred Oct. 7, 1894. Surviving are the husband; 2 sons, Ralph, Churubusco, Dean, Albion; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dora Applegate of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Lura Switzer of Ligonier, and Mrs. Jennie McCoy of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Hayes of Churubusco. Funeral at Merriam Chapel. She was a member of Charter Oak Methodist Church, OES and American Auxiliary of Churubusco. + 1942
Shaner Grace B, 99, died Saturday at Crystal Lake, Ill. Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 6, 1883 in Ind. and lived there several years before moving to McHenry, Ill. She is survived by 2 daughter-in-laws, Mrs. Muriel Shaner of McHenry, and Mrs. Pearl Shaner of Elmhurst, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Jeanette Scarlett, a nephew, Claire Scarlett, a niece, Mrs. Harold (Lois) Poyser, all of Kendallville; one granddaughter; 2 grandsons; 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sons, Harris, Earl, and Eugene; 2 daughters, Doris and Rae; and 3 sisters, Georgia, Anna, and Ollie. Graveside services Wednesday at Sparta Christian Church Cemetery near Fox Lake, Ill. + 1-8-1983
Shank Betty Jane, 68, of Albion, died April 5, 2004 in Albion. She had retired from Parker Hannifin in Albion and was a member of Kimmell United Methodist Church. She was born March 18, 1936 in Allen County to Sidney and Jessie (Arnold) Freeman. Surviving are 2 daughters and a sons-in-law, Connie and Fred Langhor of Albion and Karen McKinney of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Tonya Shank of Albion; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Glen and Ethel Freeman of Churubusco and Lee Freeman of Ariz.; 2 grandchildren, Betty McKinney and Rusty Shank. She was preceded in death by a sister and brothers. Private family services. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 4-7-2004
Shank Beverly A, 70, died February 20, 2004 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born July 31, 1933 at the Uhl family farm near Avilla to Lawrence and Lelia (Schmuck) Uhl. On May 1, 1952 she married Samuel Shank at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael of Avilla and Pat and Donna of Groton, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Darcy and Marty Taylor of Sandpoint, Idaho; 6 grandchildren, Luke, Neale, Naomi, Samuel and Kimberly Shank and Emily Taylor; a great-grandchild, Maynard Lyon; one sister-in-law, Marcile Uhl of Avilla and one brother-in-law, F. Dean Jackson of Fla. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Uhl, and a sister, D'Maris Jackson. A lifelong resident of the Avilla area, she was a genealogist, homemaker and member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 2-26-2004
Shank Cecil Doyle, 67, of R. 1, LaOtto was born Nov. 18, 1900 in Ohio, a son of Samuel and Ora LeMaster Shank. In 1922 he married Irene Moran and they resided in the Huntertown area before moving to the present farm in 1940. Survivors include the wife, Irene; five sons, Samuel of Avilla, Cecil Jr. of Albion, Kenneth and John of Fort Wayne, and William at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Harold Secrist (Myrtle), Mrs. Eli Knapp (Ara Jean) and Mrs. Jack Reed (Julia) of Antwerp, Ohio, Mrs. Carl Hess (Wilma) of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ralph Woodbury (Marcile) of Charlotte, Mich., Miss Faye Ann Shank at home, and Mrs. Rodger Edsall (Jerron) of Albion; 29 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ennis Myers of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. George DeGraw of Detroit and Mrs. Del Kemmerling of Monroe, Mich. A son, Thomas, and a daughter, Bernice, preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in LaOtto Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Huntertown. ~ 4-18-1968 + 4-?-1968
Shank Floyd R, 76, Fort Wayne, died Dec. 13 in Evergreen Vista in Kirkland, Wash. A Fort Wayne native, he was chief boatswain mate in the U. S. Navy, retiring in 1975 after 36 years. He was a veteran of both the Korean Conflict and WW II and had worked as a carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Alyce; 2 daughters, Janis Gilbert and Deborah Cowler of Kirkland; 2 sons, Jeffrey and Gregory of Kirkland; 2 sisters, Betty Meier of Puyallup, Wash., and Marilyn Felzer of Seattle, Wash.; 3 brothers, Thad of LaOtto, Wilbur of Churubusco, and Clyde of Fort Wayne; and 6 grandchildren. Memorial services in Cedar Park Assembly of God in Bothell, Wash. ~ 12-19-1996
Shank Gaylord, 76, of 607 N. Riley St., died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Grabill July 19, 1905 to Christian and Rachel (Witmer) Shank. On Oct. 6, 1928 in Kendallville he married Thelma J. Kiles. He moved to Kendallville from Fort Wayne 40 years ago and was a retired employee of Flint & Walling and had been associated with Campbell Chevrolet. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Leo Masonic Lodge and Kendallville Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Butler; a son, Dr. John Shank; and 5 grandchildren, all of Kendallville. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Flint Cemetery, Flint. + 4-24-1982
Shank Gerald G "Bud", 73, died Oct. 12, 2010 at his home. He born in Auburn on July 23, 1937, a son of Glenn A. and Velma L. (Tooman) Shank. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1955, and served with the Air National Guard. On August 4, 1956 he was united in marriage in Huntertown to Sally L. Stonestreet. He had been employed as an inspector at Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne for 33 years, retiring from there in 1989, and had also been engaged in farming in both Eel River and Perry Townships. He was a member of the Huntertown United Methodist Church and the Allen County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife, Sally; five children Lenny G. (Linda) Shank and Kerry J. (Colleen) Shank, both of Huntertown, Karyn (Mike) Wolfe of Fort Wayne, and Linda Faylor and Kevin (Dawn) Shank, both of Huntertown; a sister Virginia Harrod of Huntertown; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a son Anthony Gerald Shank on November 22, 1957; by a brother Robert Shank; and a sister Jean Ryan. Funeral Oct. 16 at Huntertown Methodist Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. Sheets & Childs Funeral Home Oct. 13, 2010.
Shank Glenda J (Days), 68, of Fort Wayne, died February 14, 2006 at her home. Born October 5, 1937 in Ashley, she was the daughter of Earl T. and Zidania N. (Days) Brindle. She worked at Magnavox (now Raytheon) in Fort Wayne for 37 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of LaOtto Emmanuel Lutheran Church and former member of Fort Wayne Eagles. Surviving are 4 daughters, Zidania (Terry) Geiger of Avilla, Renee Cottier, Wendy (Terry) Dyer and Andrea Shank, all of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren, Angie (Jerry) Moriarty, Jake, Brooke and Christopher Dyer, Justin and Morgan Shank, Jaime Cottier, and Hannah Renner; 3 great-grandchildren, Cobin Moriarity, Alec and Bailey Dyer. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Garver. Funeral at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 2-23-2006
Shank Irene M, 82, LaOtto, died June 19 in McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 8, 1904 in Henry County, Ohio, the daughter of Edward and Myrtle (Snyder) Moran. She married Cecil D. Shank in February 1922. He died April 10, 1968. She moved from Ohio in 1924 to Allen County, Ind., and then to LaOtto in 1940. She was a member of LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Surviving are seven daughters, Myrtle Secrist, Ara Jean Knapp and Julia Snyder, all of Antwerp, Ohio, Jerron Edsall, Kimmell, Faye Ries and Wilma Hess, both Fort Wayne, and Marcile Woodbury of Olivet, Ohio; and four sons, Samuel E., Avilla, Cecil J., Albion, Kenneth C., Fort Wayne, and John R. of Auburn; four sisters, Ilo Dunsmor, Lakewood, Ohio, Doris Johnston, Lima, Ohio, Mildred Lahman of Dayton, Ohio, and Marjorie Moran of Toledo, Ohio; three brothers, Leo of Toledo, Virgil of Fremont, Ohio, and Edward of Adrian, Mich.; 31 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Eula, and two sons, Thomas and William, preceded her in death. Services Saturday in the Wesleyan Church. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 6-26-1986 + 6-19-1986
Shank Neale Moran, 25, was killed by a non-combat related wound on March 31 in the Iraq War. He was born in Kendallville on April 26, 1981. Surviving are his father, Mike Shank of Avilla and his mother, Jackie Strasser of Fort Wayne; a brother, Luke, stationed with the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Naomi of Fort Wayne; grandparents, Sam Shank of Avilla and Harold and Delores King of Fort Wayne. His grandmother, Beverly (Uhl) Shank died Feb. 20, 2004. A 2005 West Point graduate, he was a member of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, 89th Calvary Regiment, stationed in Iraq since July. Services Wednesday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, Fort Wayne. Burial at U.S. Military Academy Cemetery, West Point, N.Y. ~ 4-9-2007
Shank Thelma June, 86, died Nov. 10 in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born June 4, 1909 in Flint to Pierre and Jennie (Sams) Kiles. On Oct. 6, 1928 in Kendallville she married Gaylord J. Shank, who died April 24, 1982. She had resided in the Kendallville area since 1923 and was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Alpha Associate of Tri Kappa and a member of OES, Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Judith Ellen Butler of Kendallville; a son, Dr. John Gaylord Shank of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mable Alleshouse of Angola and Thora Grant of Wolcottville; 5 grandchildren, R. Patrick Butler of Brazil, Ind., Annette Buchanan of Muncie, Timothy Butler of Kendallville, Dr. John Jacob Shank of Indianapolis, and Susan Plencner of Plymouth, Mich.; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas; one brother, Allison; and one sister, Lora Fair. Burial, Flint Cemetery, Flint. ~ 11-23-1995
Shank Thomas David, (b. 5-14-1942 - d. 4-18-1943) 11-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil D. Shank, residents about three miles north of Churubusco in Noble County, died last night at his parentsí home following an illness of pneumonia. Surviving are the parents; seven sisters, Myrtle, Wilma, Marcile, Ara Jean, Faye Ann, Jerron and Julia; and three brothers, Samuel, Cecil Jr., and Kenneth. Funeral will be Wednesday at LaOtto Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. * 4-19-1943
Shank William Lee of R. 1, LaOtto died in a single car crash two miles northwest of Churubusco Sunday. He died instantly of massive head and chest injuries when his sedan went off a curve of blacktopped Whitley County Road 550 north of Blue Lake Road and wrapped around a tree after hurtling a ditch. The accident occurred at approximately 2:10 a.m. He was alone in the car. He had returned home from Germany only last February after two years of active duty with the U. S. Army and had since been employed with the County Line Cheese Co., Fort Wayne. He had graduated from Avilla High School before entering the service. His father, Cecil Shank, died in April of this year. He lived with his mother, Mrs. Irene Shank, on the family farm. Also surviving are four brothers, Sam, Avilla, Cecil Jr., Albion, Kenneth and John of Fort Wayne; and seven sisters, Mrs. Harold (Myrtle) Secrist, Mrs. Eli (Ara Jean) Knapp, Mrs. Jack (Julia) Reed of Antwerp, Ohio, Mrs. Carl (Wilma) Hess, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ralph (Marcile) Woodbury, Charlotte, Mich., Mrs. Rodger (Jerron) Edsall, Albion, and Miss Faye Ann Shank at home. Preceding him in death beside his father were a brother, Thomas, and a sister, Bernice. Funeral Tuesday in the Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Huntertown. ~ 8-1-1968 + 7-?-1968
Shankland Ben, 94, of 1106 Runnion St., Fort Wayne, and formerly of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Medco Center, Fort Wayne. Born Jan. 4, 1893, he was the son of David and Flora Mae (Cox) Shankland. On June 30, 1920, he married Erma Terhune, who died Nov. 1, 1985. A WW I Navy veteran, he was factory manager of Trendline Furniture before his retirement. He was a graduate of Tri-State College, Angola, and a member of First Christian Church in Kendallville, F&AM Lodge No. 276, Knight of York Cross, Scottish Rite. Surviving is a son, Dean of Fort Wayne; a grandson, Paul of Indianapolis; and a great-granddaughter, Megan. One brother and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-6-1987
Shankland Erma G, 87, of 1106 Runnion St., Fort Wayne, and formerly of Kendallville, died Friday at Parkview Hospital. Services were held today at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. She was born in Milroy Nov. 12, 1897, the daughter of James B. and Martha Jane (Hand) Terhune. On June 30, 1920 she married Ben Shankland. Surviving are her husband; a son, Dean of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mary White; and a brother Albert, both of Knightstown; a grandson, Paul and a great-granddaughter, Megan of Indianapolis. She attended Tri-State University and had been a school teacher and receptionist at McCray Hospital. She was a member of First Christian Church. + 11-4-1985
Shankland Loretta M, 74, died Thursday in her Fort Wayne residence. She was born April 4, 1922 in Rensselaer to George and Bertha (Pollex) Fleck. On February 13, 1949 in Kendallville she married Dean Shankland. She had worked for Magnavox and was a waitress for the Golden Dragon Restaurant in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Abundant Life Tabernacle in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a son, Paul of Indianapolis; 4 sisters, Beatrice Boxberger of Fort Wayne, Leona Walther of Sidney, Dorothy Brown of Pierceton, and Betty Grant of Merritt Island, Fla.; a brother, Howard Fleck of Monticello; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday at Abundant Life Tabernacle. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-9-1997
Shankle Bertha O, 71, former Albion native, died Dec. 3 in Fla. Moving in 1955 from New York, she made her late home at Plant City, Fla. She was a graduate of St. Josephís Hospital in Fort Wayne and a registered nurse at South Fla. Baptist Hospital in Plant City for 16 years until her retirement. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Annabel Daily, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Fieneman, Kendallville; a brother, Maurice Banta, Palmetto, Fla.; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral at Haynes Funeral Home Dec. 6. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, Fla. + 12-?-1976
Shanlin Dorothy M, 74, R. 3, Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1904 in Whiting, she was the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Nessel. She married Ralph Shanlin on June 10, 1928. She was a retired key punch operator at McCray Refrigeration and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1979
Shanlin Ralph H, 83, died Friday in Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Home, Kendallville. A lifetime barber, he was born in Avilla June 10, 1928, the son of David and Edna (Fairbanks) Shanline. He married Dorothy Nessel June 10, 1928, and she died May 7, 1979. Surviving are one aunt, Lucille Imes of Avilla; five cousins, Tom Imes, Jack Whitford, Roberta Hile and Virginia Yanuszeski, Kendallville, and Patricia Gilliland of Garrett. Services Monday at Shepherd of the Hill. ~ 11-7-1989 + 11-3-1989
Shanline Burkhard, born in Germany 1814; settled 1848; died 1896, aged 83 years, 6 months and 8 days. ~ 1896
Shanline Caroline (Ruboni) was born August 4, 1826 at Schwichtenberg, Germany. She came to this country in 1856, choosing Kendallville as her place of residence. Ten years later she removed with her husband (Burkhard) to the farm one mile west of Avilla, residing there until the death of her husband, Oct. 31, 1896. After her bereavement she moved to Avilla, where she has since made her home. Her death occurred Nov. 2, 1898, exactly two years after the burial of her companion. Her age was 72 years, 2 months, 28 days. Funeral at the German Lutheran Church on Friday. She leaves four children and four stepchildren. ~ 11-10-1898
Shanline David, 79, a life long resident of this community and well known barber died at his home in Avilla April 3. Surviving is the wife Edna and one son, Ralph, of Kendallville. One brother, George of Turon, Kansas, one sister, Mrs. William Auman of Kendallville, and several nieces and nephews also survive. The body was taken to Avilla Methodist Church to lie in state until the time of the service. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 4-6-1950
Shanline Edna E, 79, a lifetime resident of this community, died April 15 in McCray Hospital. A patient in the hospital the past three weeks, she was the widow of David Shanline, who died in 1950. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fairbanks and was born October 23, 1876, on a farm two miles north of Avilla, where she spent her girlhood days. She was an active member of Avilla Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Ralph, of Kendallville; and three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Sherman, Kendallville, Mrs. Bessie Huffman, Garrett, and Mrs. Lucille Imes of near Brimfield. Funeral Wednesday in Avilla Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 4-19-1956
Shanline Margueretea Elizabeth Marie, 64, R. 3, Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital. She was born in Claypool Ind., Feb. 27, 1909 to John Oliver and Elnora (Underhill) Minear. She married Rowland Shanline. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Larry E. Emmons, Nappanee, and Jon A. Emmons, Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Mertz, Kendallville; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Rondo, Muncie. One brother, one sister and her parents preceded her in death. Services at Hite Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1973
Shanline Rowland, 65, died at home Sunday. A 1974 retiree of Newnam Foundry, he was born Nov. 1, 1909 to Albert Earl and Julia (Mertz) Shanline at Turon, Kans. His wife, Margueretea Minear, preceded him in death in 1973. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Surviving are the stepmother, Sylvia Warfield, Hutchinson, Kans.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Herbert (Doris) Mertz, Kendallville; 2 stepsons, John Emmons, Plymouth, and Larry Emmons, Nappanee; a sister, Thelma Bauman, Hutchinson, Kans.; and a brother, Kenneth, Turon, Kans. Funeral Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1975
Shannon Augusta Pray, 93, of Rome City, died Sunday (d.7-27-1980) at her residence. She was born March 1, 1887 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of John and Anna (Mathias) Rider. She married Verne Pray in Jan. 1908 and he died in April 1909. She married Charles Shannon in Jan. 1915 and he died in Jan. 1961. She was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Wood of Rome City; a son, Verne Pray of Rome City; 9 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. A son, a stepson, a stepdaughter, four sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Shannon Charles J, about 50, of Cromwell, died Sept. 18, 1968 in Goshen Hospital from cancer. He was born Feb. 19, 1918 at Wawaka, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shannon. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County and was married on March 25, 1939 to Janice Maroney, who died in 1953. He was a member of Eagles Lodge. Surviving are a son, Specialist Steven J. of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Hayes, Mrs. Donald Dodson and Miss Irene of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. James Taylor of R. 2, Albion; 13 grandchildren; his mother of Wawaka; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Wood of Rome City; and 2 half-brothers, Robert Shannon of Rome City, and Verne Pray of Fort Wayne. Funeral Sept. 20 at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 9-?-1968
Shannon Faye (Speckeen), 79, Syracuse, died last Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. She was born June 24, 1902 in Benton Twp and married Arthur Shannon Sept. 4, 1925. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church and a charter member of Ligonier Eagles Auxiliary 1763. Surviving are her husband; a son, Robert, Ligonier; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lee (Marilyn ) Good, Oklawaha, Fla., and Miss Betty at home; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a twin sister, Mrs. David (Maye) Dunlap, Ligonier. Funeral Sunday at Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen. Burial, Solomon Creek Cemetery. + 8-?-1981
Shannon Lizzie, 56, died at the family home in Rome City last Tuesday from typhoid pneumonia. Born on a farm near Rome City, she was a teacher in the Noble County schools for a number of years. She was employed as an operator in Indiana Bell Telephone Co. for 13 years. She is survived by the father, Jefferson Shannon; and one brother, Charles of Wawaka. Funeral Thursday at the home. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 4-?-1925
Shannon Ora, 69, (b. 8-26-1877) died June 20, 1947 of a heart ailment at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Skeels about 5 miles southwest of Albion where he had made his home for the past 11 years. Surviving are 2 brothers, Orie, his twin brother, at Goshen, and Charles of Syracuse; and a half-brother, William Lavering of Syracuse. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Solomon Creek Cemetery. + 6-?-1947
Shanower I Newton, 67, cashier of the Bank of Wawaka, Ind. since it was organized and for 8 years postmaster there, died from creeping paralysis Nov. 1 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Harrah of Wolcottville. His wife and only daughter died over a year ago. Another sister, Mrs. Fanny Yeager of Kendallville; 4 brothers, Clinton, Amos, Jacob and Samuel survive. + 11-?-1920
Shanower J Amos, 79, died Wednesday at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from uremic poisoning. He was a LaGrange County farmer and had resided on the farm where he was born except for a few years when he lived near Wawaka. He was one of 9 children born to George and Margaret Neifer Shanower. He was married 53 years ago on Feb. 217 to Sarah Weaver of near Salem Center, who with one son, Ray; and 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Dale Knight of Kendallville, and Wade Shanower; and a sister, Mrs. Charles C. Harrah, survive. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ^ 10-4-1934
Shanower Marguerite Frymier, 73, a resident of Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville Jan. 13, 1915, she was the daughter of George and Margaret (Marten) Cunningham. In 1932 she married Edgar Lewis Frymier. He died in 1936 in an auto accident. On June 7, 1957 she married Robert A. Shanower, who died in 1969. A lifetime area resident, she had worked for McCray Hospital for 8 years and was a former Kraft Inc. employee. She was a member of First Christian Church and Hawpatch Chapter of DAR and former member of Kendallville BPW and Pythian Sisters. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. K. (Dona) Biddle, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Marjorie) Blech, Kendallville; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. One grandchild, one great-grandchild; 3 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-18-1988
Shanower Sarah, 56, of R. 2, Wolcottville, died Friday in Lakeside Hospital. The wife of Ray Shanower, she was born in Allen Twp and had been a resident of the Wolcottville community many years. Surviving are the husband; a son, Wade of near Wolcottville; and a daughter, Mrs. Dale Knight of Kendallville. Funeral Sunday. Burial, Wolcottville Cemetery. + 2-?-1942
Shanton Elizabeth A, 84, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Pierceton Oct. 5, 1893, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Pegg) Rhodes. She married Robert Bruce Shanton in Pierceton in 1914. He died in 1956. She had lived in Kendallville 3 years, coming from Fort Wayne. Survivors are 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. One son, Maurice, died in 1975. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 1-?-1978
Shanton Maurice B, 50, 119 Ĺ W. Williams St., Fort Wayne, died Wednesday in his residence. He was born in Ligonier Sept. 18, 1924. He lived in Fort Wayne 6 years, moving from Kendallville and was a meat cutter at Pio Market, Fort Wayne. Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter, Robert and Steven, Kendallville, and Linda, Howe; 2 grandchildren; and his mother, Elizabeth Shanton, Fort Wayne. Services will be Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
Shanton Robert W, 34, of 906 Villa Terrace, died Friday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville May 9, 1948 to Maurice B. and Betty J. (Strouse) Shanton. His father died in 1975. On Feb. 22, 1973 in Kendallville he married Deborah D. Ziemek. He had lived in Denver from 1976 until moving back to Kendallville in 1981. He was employed by Arden Corporation as a silk screen printer. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 2 daughters and a son, Heather 8, Amy 6, and Anthony 2 Ĺ, all at home; a sister, Linda, R. 2, Howe; and a brother, Stephen L., Kendallville. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 4-15-1983
Sharp Cecelia, 80, R. 1, Ligonier, died yesterday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Jan. 26, 1891 in Monroe, Ohio to William and Sarah (Stewart) Stewart. She was married Nov. 22, 1910 to Charles Sharp, who died in 1967. She had lived 70 years in the Ligonier area and was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Herschel (Emma) Locke, R. R., Ligonier, and Mrs. Irene Marks, Elkhart; one brother John of Gary; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1971
Sharp Job, 89, Civil War veteran, resident of Ligonier, was found dead in his bed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank McGuin Wednesday. He was a member of the 82nd Regiment and saw much active service. At the time of his death was one of the five members of the GAR Post at Ligonier. Surviving also are a son, Perry of Nappanee; a brother, Perry of Nappanee; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Hockensmith of Syracuse. Funeral Saturday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1935 He was born December 20, 1845, the son of Jacob and Sarah Sharp, in Pennsylvania. In 1869 he married Catherine Malcom at Milford. Also surviving are 2 grandsons, Royce and William McGuin; and one great-granddaughter, Colleen McGuin. * 1935
Sharp Ray V, 28, Berne, Ind., died Tuesday in the Decatur hospital. Funeral was Thursday in Berne. Surviving are the widow, Angeline; 2 sons, Anthony 7 and Donald 4; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sharp of Geneva; 3 sisters, Mrs. Paul Peterson of Cromwell, Mrs. James Patton of Goshen, and Mrs. Earl Moser of Geneva. + 8-?-1950
Sharpe Agnes, 91, of Hart, Mich., died April 1, 2004 at Oceana Medical Care facility in Hart. She had worked at K.C. Baking Powder and later retired from Peter Eckrich in Fort Wayne, Ind. after nearly 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church. She was born May 29, 1912 in Herron, Ill. to Kostant and Margaret (Balchus) Tariski. On Feb. 5, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., she married Robert S. Sharpe. He died in April 1985. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian and Donald "Sam" Duehmig of Indiana and Marian and Edwin Christman of Fort Wayne; and several grandchildren and their spouses, Deborah and Bruce Springer, Elaine and Dave Showen, Maxine and Colby Keeney, Marjorie and Jeremy Newson, Jane Christman, Eileen and Christ Hamilton, Edwin Christman, and Charles and Amy Duehmig; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at St. Gregory Church. ^ 4-5-2004
Sharpe Harold "Pete", 72, of 107 E. 3rd St., Ligonier, died Thursday at Goshen Hospital from an apparent coronary. Born Aug. 30, 1906 in Bourbon, he was the son of Marion and Winifred (Snyder) Sharpe. He married Maude Cain May 20,1933 in Columbia City. He had resided in Ligonier since 1945, coming from Columbia City. He formerly owned and operated Gamble Hardware in Ligonier and was a retired Essex Wire employee. He was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and the Mason and Eastern Star Lodges. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jeanne of Goshen; a son, Donald of Joliet, Ill.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vera Crane of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Clara Huffman of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Bourbon Cemetery. + 7-?-1979
Sharpe Robert S, Mears, Mich., was born in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 15, 1902. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1939. He was retired from the Nickel Plate Railroad and moved to Mears in 1970. Surviving are his wife, Agnes; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lillian) Duehmig, Avilla, Mrs. Edwin (Marian) Christman of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Helen Darnell, Fort Wayne, and Alice Mitchell, Plymouth; a brother, William, Cicero, Ill.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Friday. Burial, Hart Cemetery, Hart, Mich. ~ 5-9-1985
Sharpnack Mary Mayme, about 81,(b.2-27-1882) died at McCray Hospital April 5, 1963. Surviving are the husband, Walter; 4 sisters, Mrs. Lelia Butler of Albion, Mrs. Anna Martin of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Vesta Holderman of Cloverdale Beach, Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. Hattie Clear of Jansen Beach, Fla.; and one brother, J. Herbert Cockley of Ligonier. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1963
Sharpnack Walter E, about 86,(b.7-31-1877) died Dec. 24, 1963. His wife, Mayme, died last April. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law, J. Herbert Cockley of Ligonier; and four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Anna Martin of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Vesta Holderman of Windsor, Canada, Mrs. Hattie Clear of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Lelia Butler of Albion. Funeral was at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Dec. 27. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1963
Shattuck Abigail, daughter of Ephraim and Mary Walters, was born at Bellville, Richland County, Ohio Sept. 4, 1836; died Aug. 24, 1894, aged 57 years 11 months. In 1846 she moved with her parents to Noble County and married Erastus B. Shattuck April 25, 1858, who with her daughter, Lillie McEachron, survives. She was a member of the M. P. Church of Perseverance where services were conducted. ^ 8-31-1894
Shauck Harold, 86, 217 E. Rush St., died Monday. Born in Michigan Nov. 14, 1893, he was the son of Elroy and Matilda (Housholder) Shauck. He had lived most of his lifetime in Kendallville and was a salesman for McCray Refrigerator Co. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Veterans of WW I. Surviving is a foster son, Raymond Shambarger, Phoenix, Ariz. Services were Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
Shauck Jacob H of 209 S. Oak St. died this forenoon from a complication of diseases. He had lived in the city for more than a quarter of a century and in the county near half a century. He came here from Richland, O. just after the close of the Civil War in which he served as a member of the 64th Ohio. He located in Jefferson Twp where he was married to Margaret Foster, who with 2 sons, Elroy and Wilmer, survive him. While living in Jefferson Twp he served a term in the state legislature. In 1881 he was appointed Kendallville city marshal and was twice re-elected. He also served 2 terms as sheriff of Noble County, being elected on the Democratic ticket. He was a miller by trade and a thorough master of his calling. ^ 2-11-1909 Funeral will be on Sunday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 2-13-1909 He was born in Richland County, O. Nov. 24, 1831; died at Kendallville Feb. 11, 1909, aged 77 years 2 months and 21 days. His father was Elah Shauck, born in York County, Pa. His mother was Barbara Halderman, born in Lancaster County, Pa. He married Margaret Foster in Noble County Nov. 22, 1860 and they had 3 children, John Clifton (deceased), Marcus Elroy, and Wilmer. He served in the Union Army as first sergeant , Co. C. 64th Ohio Inf., enrolling Oct. 5, 1861 and was discharged Feb. 20, 1863. ^ 2-17-1909
Shauck Marcus E, 73, a lifelong resident of Noble County and first automobile retailer in Kendallville, died at his home in that city Dec. 1 of a complication of diseases. Survivors include the widow, one son and a brother. + 12-?-1938
Shaver Alice was born in Avilla, May 10, 1881. She was the daughter of Dorsey and Ellen Pilgrim. Her first marriage was to Willis Snyder, who died about 13 years ago. They had six children, Mrs. Anthony Hamel of Toledo, Mrs. Walter Long of Findlay, Ohio, and Vivian, Evelyn and Gail Snyder at home. In 1915 she was married to Howard Shaver of Findlay, who survives. She also leaves a stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Pilgrim of Auburn; a sister, Mrs. Rollie Zeider of Auburn; and one grandchild. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Her death occurred July 12 from a stroke of apoplexy. She had been a resident of Findlay for the past ten years. ~ 7-30-1925
Shaw Donald R, 77, of Ligonier, died June 1, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Masons and the Shriners. He was born June 1, 1932 in Vici, Okla. to Albert and Bertha (Hay) Shaw. He married Suzanne Williams on June 26, 1954. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kenneth and Cathy Shaw of Ligonier; a daughter, Deborah and Kim Shock of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 4 grandchildren, Benjamin and Aimee Shaw, Daniel and Chrissy Shaw, Paul Shock, and Carol and Jason Cuppy; and 3 great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a sister. Funeral June 5 at Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial with full military rites at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-3-2009
Shaw Irene E, 58, of 640D Drake Terrace Apartments, Kendallville, died today at Parkview Hospital. She was born in Ligonier May 6, 1925 to Levi N. and Mary S. (Shultz) McClelland. She was a nurseís aide at McCray Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Victor; a sister, Mrs. Ovid (Dorothy) Powers of Fort Wayne; and 2 brothers, Raymond and Vernon of Kendallville. Services will be at Hite Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 5-19-1983
Shaw Jesse B was born to Thomas and Susan Shaw Oct. 20, 1855, and died Jan. 5, 1923. From Hancock County, Ohio, he came when a small boy with his parents to Noble County in 1856 and has been a resident ever since save for one year spent with his parents in Illinois and one year in Oregon with relatives. Bereft of his mother when quite young, he was always appreciative of a stepmother, Rachel, who took a mother's interest in him.  Dec. 1, 1878 he married Maggie Schwab. They had 2 children, Clarence in California and Charles of Mt. Hood, Oregon. on May 11, 1887 this home was bereft of the mother who passed to the home beyond. April 10, 1890, he married Kate Spurgeon. To this union was born a child, laid away in infancy, and Ruth, who remained to bless the home for only 4 years, when she too was called to the higher realm.  Their remains to mourn, the companion, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, and one brother. Ligonier Leader 6-13-1923 Contributed by Judy Richter
Shaw Maggie A (Mrs. Jesse Jr.) died Wednesday of last week of measles. Funeral was Friday at the residence. ^ 5-20-1887 Died - At her home near Wawaka, May 11, 1887, aged 29 years, 3 months, and 25 days, Mrs. Maggie Shaw, wife of Jesse B. Shaw. She was born in Springfield, Noble County, Ind., Jan. 16, 1858, near which place her parents, Jacob and Susanna Schwab, still reside. She leaves a husband and two little sons, father and mother, four brothers and four sisters. Funeral was at the Free Baptist Church, at Springfield. Her disease and immediate cause of death was measles, followed by hemorrhage of the lungs and lung fever. Kendallville Standard Weekly 6-10-1887 Contributed by Judy Richter
Shaw Max P, 76, of The Lamplighter, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 200, Hamilton Conservation Club and a retired 35-year employee of General Electric. Surviving are a daughter, Betty L. Boxberger of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Donald F. of Hamilton, and Robert P. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Beth Edwards of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 11-8-1982
Shaw Merlin Jack, 44, Garrett, died June 30 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County October 22, 1937, the son of Melvin E. Shaw, Big Long Lake, and Henrietta Horn Shaw of Auburn. He married Kim Folden in Garrett October 24, 1981. Survivors include his parents and his wife; a grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Horn, Auburn; two daughters, Lauanna and Denise Shaw, both Auburn; one stepson, Fred K. Folden Jr., at home; two stepdaughters, Mrs. William (Kim) Klinger and Mrs. Brent (Sonja) Stryker, both Garrett; two brothers, James Columbia City, and Melvin, Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Judith) Dorman and Mrs. Fred (Brenda) Howard, both Angola; and four step-grandchildren. One sister, Sarah Tracey, preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served with the U. S. Navy for 20 years, retiring 1974. He was a life member of Garrett VFW Post 1892, Garrett American Legion Post 178, Columbia City FOP Post 1906, and a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church in Auburn. Services were Saturday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 7-8-1982
Shaw Rachel died at her residence near Springfield, Noble County, April 15, 1890, aged 45 years, 4 months and 20 days. She was born in Noble County Sept. 25, 1844, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her father and 5 sisters survive. Her mother, 3 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. On Nov. 24, 1864 she married Thomas Shaw and assumed the responsibility of taking a motherís place in the care of 3 small children. Burial, Springfield Cemetery. + 4-15-1890
Shaw Thomas died at his home in Elkhart Twp May 15, 1902. He was born in Columbiana County, Ohio August 24, 1832, the son of Hamilton and Abigail Shaw. He married Susanna Stump in December 1853 and moved to Noble County in August 1853. They had 3 children, Jesse B, David and Marion. Susanna died June 2, 1864. On Nov. 24, 1864 he married Rachel Grisamer. She died April 15, 1890. He married Mrs. Elizabeth (Hooten) Prickett on May 17, 1892. Surviving are his wife, 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. * 5-22-1902
Shaw Victor L, 78, of Drake Terrace Apartments, Kendallville, died Friday in Millerís Merry Manor, Garrett. He was born Dec. 12, 1905 in Bluffton, the son of Jack Ambers and Margaret Shaw, who both preceded him in death. He was married to Irene McClelland on Sept. 19, 1958 in Goshen. She died May 18, 1983. He was retired from Flint & Walling Inc. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 6-15-1984
Shay George L, a former resident of Ligonier, died suddenly Sunday at his home in Chicago, following a brief illness of heart trouble. He was born in Chicago the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Shay. He married Freda Wysong of Ligonier in February 1918, and had made his home in Chicago since his discharge from the Army following the close of WW I. He is survived by his wife, two brothers, William and Homer of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Fritz of Milwaukee, Mrs. Jean Rogers of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Arthur Freibel of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral Tuesday in Chicago. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 5-6-1943

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