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Skaggs Adam J, 10-days old, died Friday in Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born in Nov. in Goshen to Terry and Beth (Jarman) Skaggs and is survived by the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Skaggs, Martinsville; Mrs. Molly Troxel, Martinsville; Mrs. Virginia Lomont, Ligonier; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Kellam, Ligonier. Graveside services Monday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1980
Skaggs Denver, 32, of Kendallville, was found dead Sunday at his brother’s apartment at 131 S. State St., Kendallville. He was born in LaGrange May 26, 1957, the son of Ray Junior and Ethel Irene (Ritchie) Skaggs. His father died in Nov. 1985. On Feb. 10, 1976 in Wolcottville he married Diana Lee Keck. A lifetime Kendallville area resident, he was employed by RPI Rubber Roofing Products in Brimfield. Surviving are his mother in Brimfield; his wife; 2 daughters, Jodi Renee and Daelean Rachelle at home; 3 sisters, Sheila Slone of Albion, Pamela Skaggs of Brimfield and Tammy Gibson of Wolcottville; 5 brothers, Donald and Tony of Kendallville, Larry and Burnas of Brimfield, and Ronald of Rome City; grandparents, Grace and Ronald Pankop of Rome City. Services today in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-3-1989
Skaggs Ethel Irene, 68, of Brimfield, died July 20, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had worked at Starcraft Boats in Topeka. She was born Sept. 10, 1939 in Knott County, Ky., to Burnas and Katherine (Owens) Ritchie. Surviving are 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Sheila Slone of Ky., Pamela Shepherd of Brimfield and Tammy and Glen Ard of Kendallville; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Donald and Pauline of Brimfield, Larry and Tony of Ligonier, and Burnas and Peg of Rome City; 15 grandchildren, Jodi, Dailene, Katie, Mandi, Amy, Bronson, Ron, Natasha, Denver, Kathrine, Gabrielle, Kursty, Tony James, Yoland and Darren; 7 great-grandchildren, Dristan, Justin, Brayden, Skyler, Dallas, Justice and Adrian; 2 sisters, Shirley Owens and May Duty of Wolcottville; and one brother, Joe Ritchie of Rome City. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Denver and Ronald; and a brother, Wallace Ritchie. Services Thursday at Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 7-22-2008
Skaggs Ray Junior, 52, of Tampa, Fla., died there Saturday. He formerly lived in Rome City. He was born Sept. 29, 1932 in Garrett, Ky., the son of Denver and Grace (Perkins) Skaggs. His mother, Grace Pankop, survives in Rome City; 4 daughters, Sheila Slone, Berniece, Tammy and Pamela Skaggs; 5 sons, Denver, Donald, Ronald Lee, Larry and Tony Skaggs; 3 sisters, Edna Stolty and Lilles Ritchie of Rome City; and Alma Randol of LaGrange; and 4 brothers, Minnfee, Gulfport, Miss., Willy of GA., Marvin of Angola, and Gene of Churubusco. + 1974
Skaggs Ronald Lee, 31, died November 14, 1992 in a train-pickup accident 3 miles east of Ligonier. He was born in Kendallville January 21, 1961 to Ray Junior and Ethel (Ritchie) Skaggs. A lifetime resident of Noble County, he was employed by Redman Homes in Topeka as a line worker. Surviving are his mother in Brimfield; his fiancee, Ann Clawson; a daughter, Amy Clawson, 3; a son John Clawson, 7; 3 sisters, Sheila Slone and Pam Shepherd of Ligonier, and Tammy Pierce of Kendallville; and 4 brothers, Donald of Ligonier, Larry of Albion, Tony of Wolcottville, and Burnas of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his father in November 1985; a grandmother, Grace Pankop; and a brother, Denver. Funeral Tuesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-14-1992
Skeels Barbra G, 90, of Goshen, died March 31, 1992 in Greencroft Nursing Center. She was born April 10, 1901 in Noble County, the daughter of John R. and Flora M. (Starkey) Gray. On February 5, 1932 she married Corlas M. Skeels, who died November 4, 1988. She graduated in 1918 from Wolf Lake High School and obtained her education for a teacher's license at Goshen College. She taught at several Noble County schools, last in Wolf Lake High School. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church and was a secretary for the Wolf Lake Cemetery Association. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Erma Edwards and Veva Holmes, preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-31-1992
Skeels Charles H, 79,(b.7-26-1880) a lifelong resident of Noble County, died March 6, 1960 in McCray Hospital of a heart ailment. Surviving are the widow, Nettie; one son, Corlas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Raymond Boyd, Mrs. Calvin Keister, and Mrs. Max Sorgenfrei of Albion; 5 grandchildren; and one brother, William. Funeral Tuesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1960
Skeels Corlas M, 79, R. 4, Albion, died Friday in Kinney Healthcare Center in Ligonier. He was a 1928 graduate of Wolf Lake High School and was first employed by the Noble County Highway Dept. He raised and exhibited Shetland ponies at fairs in northeastern Indiana. He was born Feb. 5, 1909 in Noble County, the son of Charles H. and Nettie (Bower) Skeels. On Feb. 5, 1932 he married Barbra Gray and they resided on a farm near Albion for 56 years. Surviving are his wife; 3 sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Mildred Jane) Boyd of Kimmell, Mrs. Calvin (Ruth) Keister of R. 2, Albion, and Mrs. Milton (Kathleen) Hamman of Albion; one niece and 2 nephews. Services Monday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 9-27-1988
Skeels Elizabeth, 21, wife of John Skeels, died at her home at Kimmell Friday from blood poisoning. She was born at Wolf Lake, the daughter of David Cullers of Wolf Lake. The husband, parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers survive. Funeral Sunday at the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 4-11-1910
Skeels Frank A, 68, a resident of Noble Twp, died at his home last Friday of complications. Funeral at Burr Oak Christian Church last Sunday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Ocie; a son, Woodward at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lester Franks of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Sarah Jane Burnsworth of Albion; a grandchild; 2 brothers, Charles of Albion and William of Wolf Lake; and a sister, Mrs. Elmer Holcomb of Albion. + 6-?-1941
Skeels Isaac was born in Ohio April 11, 1848, the son of Benjamin and Margaret (Leatherman) Skeels and one of a family of four. He died May 22, 1938 at the age of 90 years, one month and 11 days. When he was 14 his family came as pioneers to Noble County. He has made his home here ever since. For several years he taught in various schools of the county. On Sept. 15, 1872 he married Sarah Jane Nicodemus who died Jan. 20, 1916. They had 8 children, one of whom died in infancy and another at the age of 4. Two sons, Lawrence L. and John D., died in 1933. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leona M. Holcomb of York Twp; and 3 sons, Frank A., William E., and Charles H., all of Noble Twp.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Addis of Green Twp; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He joined the Baptist Church of Wolf Lake by letter in 1905 and was named an honorary deacon in appreciation of many years of service. + 5-?-1938
Skeels John, an onion dealer of this city died from pneumonia brought on by injuries suffered in an automobile accident Thursday. Services were held at Elk’s Temple, Ligonier, Sunday. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + 12-?-1933
Skeels John died in Green Twp April 20, 1874 of lung fever, aged about 20 years. >Albion New Era 4-23-1874
Skeels Nettie V, about 84, died Jan. 4, 1969 at her home on R. 4, Albion. She was born Jan. 25, 1884 in Whitley County, the daughter of Charles and Sarah (Zumbrun) but had lived in Noble County practically all her life. On Feb. 13, 1904 she married Charles Skeels, who died March 6, 1960. She is survived by one son, Carlos of R. 4, Albion; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Jane (Raymond) Boyd of Kimmell, Mrs. Kathleen (Max) Sorgenfrei of Albion, and Mrs. Ruth (Calvin) Keister of R. 2, Albion; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Bower of Winter Park, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Grace Swihart of Goshen. Funeral at Burr Oak Baptist Church Jan. 4. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1969
Skeels Oca A, 81, (b.5-5-1878) a lifelong resident of this community, died July 6, 1959 in Backle Nursing Home at Columbia City. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Lesta Frank of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Sarah Jane Burnworth of Columbia City; one son, Woodward of Westville; 2 granddaughters and 2 great-granddaughters. She was a charter member of Burr Oak Baptist Church. Funeral Wednesday in Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1959
Skeels William E was born Dec. 8, 1877 and died Feb. 21, 1967. Services at Smith’s Funeral Home Feb. 24. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-21-1967
Skelly Arcille, 74, died today at her rural Ashley home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cedar Lake Church of Christ of Waterloo. She was born January 7, 1916 in Kendallville to Claude and Nellie (Waldron) Smith. She married Earl Skelly on February 2, 1935 in Garrett. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, Eldon of Buffalo, N.Y., John and Larry of Fort Wayne, and Donald of Quincy, Mich.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Everett (Carolyn) Reinoehl and Mrs. Steve (Ellen) Wilson of Waterloo, and Mrs. Steve (Dianne) Owen of Milroy, Ind.; 6 brothers, Lauren of Wolcottville, Charles "Bud", Robert and Harold of Kendallville, James of Fort Wayne, and William of Columbia City; one sister, Katherine Hasselman of Kendallville; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Cedar Lake Church of Christ. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery, rural Corunna. + 2-5-1990
Skevington John Arthur, 71, died Dec. 1 in Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Fla. The Fort Wayne native moved to Fla. in 1984. He retired as an engineer for C. C. Garrett Machinery Co., was a veteran of WW II and a member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Fla., and BPOE 144 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine M.; a daughter, Janice L. Liberman of Deerfield, Ill.; 2 sons, John A. Jr. of Mishawaka, and David A. of Slidell, La.; 2 sisters, Elizabeth L. Thompson of Trumbull, Conn., and Patricia M. Sherwood of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Robert E. of Livermore, Calif., and Thomas H. of Rome City; and 7 grandchildren. Services in Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg, Fla. + 12-1-1989
Skidgel Bernard, 85, 201 S. Liberty St., Albion, died Tuesday (d. 12-15-1987) in McCray Hospital. Born July 18, 1902 in Albion, he was the son of Grant and Martha (Bidwell) Skidgel. In 1924 he married Mabel Phebus in Syracuse. He was a retired REMC employee where he worked for 30 years. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge of Albion. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-15-1987
Skidgel Harold J, 81, a resident of Albion, died Aug. 4 at Whitley County Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1896 in Albion, the son of Grant and Martha Bidwell Skidgel. He had farmed near Columbia City until 1968 when he moved to Albion. He was married Nov. 30, 1918 in Albion to Verdie Rensch. Surviving are the wife; one son, Russell of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Agnes) Judd of Merriam; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Bernard of Albion. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1978
Skidgel Julia A who died at her home in Albion Aug. 18, 1895, aged 50 years, 6 months and 14 days, was one of the latest class of Old Settlers included under the old rule of forty years’ residence, having come with her parents as late as 1854 - a child of 9 years. She was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio Feb. 4, 1845, daughter of Nicholas Skeels and wife. She was married to Abram D. Skidgel at the age of 21, March 8, 1866. They had three sons and three daughters, all of whom, with the husband, survive. In Feb. 1893 she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. On Aug. 20 the remains were taken to Charter Oak Church where an impressive funeral was held, after which they were laid to rest in what is known as the Samuel Gray Cemetery. + Clippings book
Skidgel Mabel G, 90, died July 28 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born in Syracuse June 18, 1906 to Neil and Lilly Mae (Long) Phebus. In 1924 in Syracuse she married Bernard Skidgel, who died December 15, 1987. A homemaker, she was a 50-year member of Rebekkah Lodge in Albion, a charter member and longtime organist for Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 nieces and a nephew. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-28-1996
Skidgel Mary E, 55, of 12823 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital. A lifetime area resident, she was the 7th person to receive a heart transplant from Lutheran Hospital. She was a medical aide at Byron Health Care Center, retiring in 1981. She was born Jan. 7, 1933 in Collamer, the daughter of Lew and Treva (Saylor) Myers. On March 21, 1952 in Columbia City, she married Russell Skidgel. Surviving are her parents in Columbia City; her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Rick (Diane) Templeton of Leo, and Mrs. David (Polly) Irvin of Fort Wayne; 5 sons, William of Vancouver, Wash., Herbert of Huntertown, Raymond, Curtis and Wayne of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Larry (Adra) Schlotterback of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Harry (Lois) Engle of Angola; and 10 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 12-9-1988
Skidgel Mary E, 64, native and lifelong resident of Noble County, died June 13 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Yeiser of Kendallville. Mary E. Kimmel was born Nov. 16, 1868 in Jefferson Twp, the daughter of Morton F. and Mary E. Kimmel. She resided there until moving to this city Nov. 25, 1913. Surviving are the husband, Orlo E.; one daughter, Mrs. Yeiser; 3 brothers and one sister, Mrs. Eugene Lasho of this city, George of Jefferson Twp, John of near Brimfield, and Arthur of Garrett. One sister preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday from the Yeiser home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 6-?-1933
Skidgel Russel H, 74, of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 7 in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. He was born March 23, 1923 in Noble County to Harold and Verdie (Rensch) Skidgel. On March 21, 1952 in Columbia City he married Mary Myers. He died in 1988. He was a 1941 graduate of Cromwell High School. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during WW II. He worked for Huntertown Grain and retired in 1993 from Wickes Lumber Co. in Fort Wayne. He had lived in Fort Wayne since 1952. Surviving are 5 sons, William of Vancouver, Wash., Herbert of Huntertown, Raymond and Wayne of Avilla and Curtis of LaOtto; 2 daughters, Mrs. Rick (Dian) Templeton of Leo-Cedarville and Polly Irvin of Churubusco; a sister, Agnes Judd of Albion; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. Funeral in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1997
Skidgel Verdie M, 87, formerly of Albion, died Wednesday in Bryon Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 2, 1900 in Noble County to Eugene and Laura (Ott) Rensch. She married Harold Skidgel in Noble County. He died in 1978. A lifetime Noble and Whitley County resident, she was a member of Whitley County Homemakers’ Club. Surviving are a daughter, Agnes Judd of Merriam; a son, Russell of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Saturday in Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-27-1988
Skiles Edna L, 99, died Nov. 22, 2002 a Kendallville Manor Healthcare. From 1951 to 1959 she and her husband operated and owned the Snack Bar in Kendallville. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist for more than 50 years. She graduated from Bluffton High School in 1920 and was a charter member of Alpha Eta chapter of Psi Iota Xi sorority formed in Bluffton on Oct. 28, 1920. She was a member of the Rebekahs, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Lady Elks. She was born Feb. 28, 1903 in Bluffton to Gillian and Sarah (Houtz) Farling. She married Harmon H. Skiles on Aug. 12, 1924 in Bluffton. He died March 3, 1982. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Parker and Phyllis Nichols of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas; 3 brothers, Cloyd Farling of Bluffton, Earl and Virgil Farlingo f Dunkirk; 3 sisters, Jane Brumfield of Los Angeles, Ethel Buehler of Sacramento and Bess Harnish of Hollywood, Cal.; and a great-grandson, Joshua Boots. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-24-2002
Skiles Harmon H "Pappy", 79, of 112 Shalley Dr., died Monday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Bluffton Aug. 28, 1902 to Harmon H. and Carrie (Boon) Skiles. On Aug. 12, 1924 in Bluffton he married Edna L. Farling. He moved from Bluffton to Kendallville in 1936 and was a retired bus driver and owner-operator of a snack bar in Kendallville. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and Elks. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert C. (Mary) Parker and Phyllis Nichols, both of Kendallville; a son, Thomas L. of Traverse City, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and one sister. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-3-1982
Skiles Oliver C "Bill", 88 of Fort Wayne, died Friday in his residence. He was born in Noble County September 27, 1904 to George B. and Ella K. (Leitch) Skiles. In Fort Wayne in 1950 he married Olga E. Zulliger. He had lived in Fort Wayne 7 years and was a member of the North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Senior Golf League. He retired in 1963 after owning Mrs. Linney's Cookies for 10 years. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Norma J. Cowles and Darlene A. Ellis of Fort Wayne; a stepson; 2 brothers, John of Fort Wayne and Ralph of Avilla; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Services today in D.M. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 8-20-1993
Skiles Ralph C died March 11, 2007 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He had been a tool and die maker at General Electric for 40 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla and Fort Wayne Moose Lodge 3000. He was born January 10, 1917 in Whitley County to George and Ella (Liter) Skiles. He married Olive Bonjour on December 24, 1935 in Columbus. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Barbara of Churubusco and Terry and Ginny of Avilla; 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Chad Skiles, Chet and Hilary Skiles, Beth and George Baser, Lisa and Scott Colberg and Karen Skiles; 3 great-grandchildren, Ashleigh and Alyssa Skiles and Derrick Colberg. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers. Services Thursday at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 3-13-2007
Skillen Susannah died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Williams, on February 6, 1915. She was born in Shelby County, Ohio Oct. 6, 1823, the daughter of Jacob and Susannah Method. She married William Skillen on March 2, 1844. He died in Rome City on November 1, 1885. They had 7 children, Jennie M. Fisher, Sarah Stoney, Mary Miller, Emeline Cowley, Margaret France, Melissa Cobbs and Florence Williams. Mary died August 20, 1910. They moved from Ohio to Ligonier in 1862. In 1868 they moved to Chicago and lost everything in the fire of 1871. They moved to Rome City, where she died. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery, * 2-8-1915
Skillen W W died Nov. 1. He was born Jan. 31, 1825 in Shelby County, Ohio, and resided on a farm in that county until of age. When 3 years of age his mother died on Sept. 3, 1828. He married Susannah Method March 2, 1884, had seven daughters, all living at this date. He was elected judge of the probate court for Shelby County, Ohio in 1854 and again in 1857. After the close of his last term he moved to Ligonier, Ind. In 1862 he moved to Chicago. He engaged in keeping boarding house, passing through the great Chicago fire of 1871, losing all his earthly effects. He returned to Ligonier and shortly moved to Rome City, connecting himself with the firm of Clapp, Fisher & Zimmerman as salesman of woolen goods and continued in their employ until March 1, 1878. During the winter of 1878 he accepted a position as engrossing clerk in the House of Representatives. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. > 11-3-1885
Skinner Alice Louise was born Jan. 15, 1892 and died June 9, 1954. Services at Williams Funeral Home June 11, 1954. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 6-9-1954
Skinner Charles A, 77, 207 First St., Wolcottville, a grocer and founder of EconoMart, Wolcottville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Winamac Nov. 11, 1908, the son of Walter C. and Louise (Gill) Skinner. On Aug. 8, 1938 in LaGrange County he married Lucile E. Dickinson. He had lived in Wolcottville most of his life and was a member of Wolcottville United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Walter "Dugan" of Wolcottville; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 10-3-1986
Skinner Clyde D, of rural Churubusco in Noble County, died December 3, 2001 at his Green Twp home. A graduate of North Side High School, Fort Wayne, he was employed at Farnsworth Electronics and later at General Electric and Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne. He also worked 18 years at Bowman Instrumentation in Fort Wayne, retiring as a supervisor in 1973. He was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. He was born in Allen County on April 12, 1921 to Samuel D. and Pearl (Redmon) Skinner. On May 24, 1941 in Fort Wayne he married Anna Jane Burry. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Adrian Ledger of rural LaOtto; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Mary Jo and Joe and Annie Skinner of Churubusco; a sister, Connie Foreman of Fort Wayne; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Florence Skinner of Muncie; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A sister, Norma Schult, and a brother, Paul, preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 12-6-2001
Skinner Dorothy K of Kendallville died April 18, 2011, in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a telephone operator and a proofreader for the Portland newspaper. She was a graduate of Portland High School. She was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Ridgeville to Claude and Margaret (Hendrickson) Lemaux. She married Jack Skinner Oct. 1, 1966, in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a son, Robert (Betty) Garner of Berne; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Lemaux; and a sister, Berenice Lemaux. Funeral Thursday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-20-2011
Skinner Ephraim, about 82, died at his residence in Noble Twp on Feb. 21, 1882. He came to Noble County prior to 1840, perhaps prior to 1836. He had been married twice, his first wife being a Miss Ott, who died soon after their settlement in this country. He subsequently married Mary Black of Benton Twp, Elkhart County. She survives. > 1882 ^ 6-15-1882
Skinner Eugene Alton, 27, R. 8, Huntington, and a companion, Lyle H. Labertew, 43, of Huntington, were killed near Fort Wayne Monday at the Bueter Road crossing when the truck they were driving was struck by a Nickel Plate passenger train. He was born Aug. 12, 1918 in Noble Twp, Noble County, and was married Nov. 23, 1940 to Dorothy Ross. Surviving are the wife; 3 children; his father, Garrie; and a brother, Cpl. Bernard G., stationed at Harrington, Kan. He was a member of Christian Chapel Church. Burial in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery at Huntington. + 9-?-1947
Skinner Garrie D, about 59, of Noble Twp, suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday while preparing to enter a hospital for possible surgery. Born in Whitley County, he resided near Merriam nearly all his life. He was a member of Hecla IOOF Lodge at Etna. Surviving are a son, Bernard, Noble Twp; 4 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Winebrenner. Funeral at Christian Chapel at Merriam. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1955
Skinner Genna Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Skinner of Noble Twp, died at birth May 21, 1954 at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Garrie Skinner, Mrs. Tracy Baker, Ormas; great-grandparents, Mrs. Emma Pressler, Mrs. Josephine Baker and Lafayette Hill of Noble County; and a sister, Barbara. Services Sunday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 5-?-1954
Skinner James died at his residence in Jefferson Twp on Nov. 8, 1873, aged 76 years 3 months and 15 days. He was born near Trenton, N.J. on July 23, 1797. He removed with his father and family to Huron County, Ohio at the age of 12. In Sept. 1836, being in his fortieth year, he and his family came to Noble County and on the place in Jefferson Twp where he ever afterwards lived and where he died became one of the earliest settlers of the county, which was organized in 1836. Like most of the pioneers, he was a hunter, and made many extended excursions over northeastern Indian with his gun and dog. He used to speak of having shot many deer in the thicket which once covered the site of the village of Albion. The Pottowatomie Indians then inhabited this territory and their chiefs were frequently his companions in hunting expeditions. Being out hunting alone one day near the lake that bears his name, he saw a movement in the tall grass at the margin of the lake and caught a glimpse of what he took to be a wild animal. He lay down behind a log, brought his rifle to bear up on the spot and waited, with finger upon the trigger, for a better view of his game. Just as he was about to fire, there suddenly sprang up from the very spot at which he was aiming - an Indian chief. + Clippings book He was married to Harriet Beymer, who died May 29, 1851. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. * 11-13-1873
Skinner Julia Minerva (Lisle) died at Columbus, Kansas Nov. 6, 1891 of pneumonia, aged 57 years 8 months and 19 days. She was born at Sandusky, Ohio Feb. 17, 1834; united with the Baptist Church in 1861; moved to Albion in 1850; was married and lived on a farm in Jefferson Twp, Noble County. In March 1878 moved to Columbus, Kansas and shortly afterward united with the M. E. Church at that place where funeral was conducted. She was the mother of 4 boys, all of whom with the husband survive. She was the sister to Mesdames Tousley and Osborn and Mr. Edwin Lisle, all former citizens of Albion. Noble Co Democrat 11-25-1891
Skinner Lucile E, 96, of LaGrange, died March 12, 2006 at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. She was the former co-owner of the Wolcottville Economart and was a registered nurse. She was born April 13, 1909 in Wolcottville to Ray and Maude (Culver) Dickinson. She married Charles A. Skinner on Aug. 8, 1933 in Wolcottville. He died in Oct. 1986. Surviving are a brother, Lewis Dickinson of Wolcottville; and a granddaughter, Claudia Bell; 2 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Walter "Dugan" Skinner on Jan. 27, 1991; and a sister, Eleanor Cureton. Services Friday at Frurip-May Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ^ 3-15-2006
Skinner Kenneth Reid, 90, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center. He was born April 13, 1908 in Jay County to Franklin Asbury and Margaret Ellen (Reid) Skinner. On July 7, 1928 in Muncie he married Reba Leanna Beech. He was employed at Jay Garment Co. for 27 years before moving to Kendallville in 1952 when he started Skinner Sewing Center. He worked there 1952-1971. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and of Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 276 of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; one son, Jack L. of Kendallville; 2 grandchildren, Bethany and Donald Skinner; 2 great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Taylor Skinner. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Elizabeth Bair and Berniece Matthews. Funeral Tuesday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-14-1998
Skinner Mary C, 86, of Albion, died April 17, 2011, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home, Albion. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Blue Bell for a short period of time. She was a graduate of Wolf Lake High School. She was a member of the Ormas Baptist Church. She was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Columbia City to Robert and Tacy (Hill) Baker. She married Bernard G. Skinner on June 29, 1947, in Columbia City. He preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Barb E. “Bobbi” and Les Keener of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Terri Skinner of Albion; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty Gaylord of Cromwell and Ellen and Robert Kellogg of Greensboro, N.C. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Genna Skinner; two brothers, Gene and Paul “Bud” Baker; a sister, Lois Johnson; and a grandson, Shane Keener. Funeral Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. 4-20-2011
Skinner Merritt Clark died at his home at Albion on December 26, 1900. He was born at New Haven, Ohio, on May 13, 1837. His boyhood days were passed on a farm near the place of his death. In his youth he taught district school and in early manhood he entered Michigan Agricultural College, in Lansing, where he was educated. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was a student in the law college of the University of Michigan. From July 6, 1861, until January 10, 1866, he was a soldier in the Union army, rising from the ranks to the senior 1st lieutenancy in the 1st Indiana heavy artillery. During many years immediately following the close of the war he was principal of the Albion schools; he also held the office of county superintendent. Once appointed and twice elected clerk of the Noble circuit court he held that office some nine years. It has been but a few months since he resigned the office of drainage commissioner. He was qualified to fill any office in the state to which non-professional men may aspire. On November 27, 1866, he was married to Mary A. Piper, who bore him three children, Edith, Zoe and Ross A. Skinner. Edith and Zoe and their mother died several years ago. He was married to Henrietta S. Parker on May 29, 1878; their children are Orr E., Frank P., Roy M. and Ruth Skinner. The funeral was held at his home on Saturday under the auspices of the G.A.R. The wife and the five children survive. Of his nine brothers and sisters, Mrs. William Clapp alone survives. * 1900
Skinner Minnie M, about 87, of 120 ½ N. Orange St., Albion, died Aug. 1 in McCray Hospital. She was born March 3, 1881 in Green Twp and had lived in Hopewell a number of years. Her parents were Frank and Mary (Anderson) Mills. She was an employee of the Albion Telephone Co. for many years. Following the sale of the telephone company, she was employed by Johnson Floral Co. in Kendallville. She returned to Albion about 11 years ago. Her husband died in 1957. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 nephews, Keith Slessman of Albion and Merritt Skinner of Syracuse. Services last Monday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1969
Skinner Reba L, 97, of Kendallville, died June 19, 2010 in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She was a partner with her husband in their store in Kendallville from 1952 to 1971. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and of the Eastern Star, Noble Chaper 122. She was born March 2, 1913 in Jay County to William E. and Estella (Campbell) Beech. She married Kenneth Skinner on July 7, 1929 in Muncie. He died Nov. 14, 1998. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Dorothy Skinner of Kendallville; a grandson and his wife, Donald and Melody Skinner; a granddaughter, Bethany Ann Skinner; 2 great-granddaughters, Tiffany and Taylor Skinner. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral June 23 at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-21-2010
Skinner Susan, 78, died Wednesday at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville. She had been a resident of this locality all her life and a member of Albion Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are 3 children, Frank P. of Kendallville, Roy M. of Plymouth, and Ruth Sinderson of Spring Grove, Ill.; one brother, William Parker of Albion; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Ingraham of Kendallville. Funeral Friday from Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1936
Skinner Thomas J, 74, died Wednesday at his home in Merriam from complications. He was born in Noble County and had resided there all his life. Surviving are his widow, Phoebe; 2 sons, Garrie of Merriam and Guy in N.D.; one daughter, Mrs. Norris Winebrenner, near Merriam. + 9-?-1930
Skinner Thurston J, 71, a pioneer citizen and at one time the leading berry grower of southeast Kansas, died at his home at the south edge of Columbus this morning. He was born in Noble County, Jan. 30, 1856, and came to this county with his parents in 1878, the family settling on a farm just a short distance northwest of the city. After his marriage to Julia Taylor in 1889, they moved to the present home just south of Columbus. He was reared amid rural scenes in the northern part of the "Hoosier State," and obtained an education in the country schools. He began life for himself while still in his teens as clerk in a mercantile establishment, but after coming to Kansas he devoted himself to the fruit and berry business. In 1890 he leased the farm of 80 acres where he has since resided and four years later became its owner. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. + 7-28-1927
Skinner Wilda Fay, 42, died Monday at her home near Merriam. Surviving are 2 sons, Eugene of Huntington, and Bernard at home; the parents and 2 brothers, Harlan Pressler of Fort Wayne and Ralph Pressler of Churubusco. Funeral Wednesday at the residence. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1941
Skinner Zoe was born in Albion, September 22, 1871, and died of consumption in the same place December 6, 1888, aged 17 years, 2 months, and 14 days. She was the daughter of Merritt C. and Mary A. Skinner, (and niece of Mrs. H. Whitley of Gaylord.) Her mother preceded her in death in March, 1876, when Zoe was only a little more than four years old. In April, 1887, she finished the high school course of study in Albion. Her funeral was in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Albion, December 9. * 1888
Skipper Carroll K "Skip", 42, R. 2, Ligonier, died Saturday in VA Hospital, Fort Wayne after suffering a heart attack 3 days earlier. Survivors include the wife, Elsie; a son; a daughter; and 3 brothers. Funeral Tuesday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. + 2-?-1969
Skipper-Trowbridge Elsie, 82, died April 16, 2007 at her Ligonier home. She had operated Paddy's Tavern in Ligonier for several years. She attended the Church of the Brethren. She was born May 25, 1925 in Ramey Flats, Va. to Benjamin H. and Roxie Ellen (Stanley) Mullins. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Skipper of Kimmell; a daughter, Karen Skipper of Ligonier; a brother, Emal Skipper of Kimmell; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Kruyer, Miranda Reckers and Bret Erb; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Brazzell & Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-18-2007
Slabaugh Beulah, 88, died Feb. 27, 2001 at home. She graduated as valedictorian of Ligonier High School in 1929. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church. She was born Sept. 15, 1912 in Ligonier to Albert and Emma (Murphy) Rice. On Aug. 30, 1936 she married Forrest W. Slabaugh. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth of Nev., Willard of Ligonier, and Michael and Jan Slabaugh of Ogden, Utah; 3 grandchildren, Mark, Maren and Michael Slabaugh; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 3-1-2001
Slabaugh Everett, 60, a farmer of R. 3, Ligonier, died Sunday in a Petoskey, Mich. hospital. The wife, formerly Catherine Sullivan of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Michael Perrequay, Fort Wayne; one brother and one sister survive. Funeral at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. + 9-?-1966
Slabaugh Forrest W, 92, of rural Ligonier, died July 27, 2004 at his residence. Born on April 5, 1912 in Ligonier, he was the son of Willard and Zuila Slabuagh. He married Beulah Rice on Aug. 30, 1936. She preceded him in death. He graduated from Ligonier High School in 1929 as salutatorian. He was an REMC board member for several years. Surviving are 3 sons, Kenneth, Willard and Michael; 3 grandchildren; Mark, Michael and Maren Slabaugh; and 4 great-grandchildren, Alexander, Elyse, Megan and Mia Slabaugh. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 7-28-2004
Slabaugh Glenn Mrs., 60, was buried Saturday in South Bend following funeral services. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. A daughter, Mrs. James Mills of Elkhart, survives. + 1-?-1948
Slabaugh Grace, 80, of 513 S. Front St., Syracuse, died Friday at her home. She was born at Payne, O., May 23, 1890 to Abel and Alice (Kern) Evans. She had spent most of her lifetime in the Syracuse area. She married Court S. Slabaugh, who died in 1966. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, OES and Wednesday Afternoon Club. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Marjorie) Thornburg of Syracuse; a son, James of Clearwater, Fla.; 8 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Ralph of Fort Wayne, Everett of Denver, Colo., and Arthur of Gary; 2 sisters, Mrs. Melborne (Carrie) Rapp, and Mrs. T. J. (Agnes) Mawhorter of Wawaka. Funeral Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home at Syracuse. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 7-?-1970
Slabaugh Katheryn A, 76, died Dec. 17 at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital. She was the widow of Everett Slabaugh, formerly of Ligonier. She is survived by a daughter, Martha L. Perriquez of Fort Wayne; a brother, Andrew Sullivan of Mesa, Ariz.; 3 sisters, Martha J. Perriquez, Mae Rietdorf and Marguerita Morris, all of Fort Wayne. Services Dec. 20 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. + 12-17-1983
Slabaugh Keith, 58, of Cromwell, died last Friday in the U. S. Public Hospital in New Orleans, La. of cancer. Services were Monday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Lucille; his mother, Mrs. Zuella Slabaugh, Ligonier; 2 brothers, Forrest and Everett of Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Ringer, Williamsport. + 2-22-1960
Slabaugh Larry S, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Slabaugh of Ligonier, died Saturday in VA Hospital, Fort Wayne, from leukemia. He had served with the USAF. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Martha Lou at home. Services Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 8-?-1964
Slabaugh Lillie, about 85, died Aug. 28, 1960 at her home in Ligonier. Born March 26, 1875 in LaGrange County, she was the widow of Sidney Slabaugh. Surviving are 2 nieces, Mrs. Tom Hite of R. 2, Ligonier, and Mrs. Milen Winebrenner of Ligonier; a nephew, Duane Sackett of Albert Lea, Minn. Services were at a Ligonier funeral home Aug. 31. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 8-?-1960
Slabaugh Lucille, 92, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in the Ligonier Health Facility. She was born July 12, 1901 in Noble County to Daniel and Anna (Mock) Galloway. She married Keith Slabaugh, who died in 1960. Surviving are 5 nephews and 4 nieces. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert; and one sister. Graveside services Thursday in Sparta Cemetery. + 4-19-1994
Slabaugh Willard, lifelong resident of the Ligonier area, died Feb. 14 at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake. He was born in Ligonier and married Zuila Latta of Ligonier June 5, 1900, and they had 4 children . He was a volunteer in the Spanish-American War from Noble County and was a member of Ligonier Elks Lodge. Surviving are the wife; 3 sons, Keith, Everett and Forrest of Ligonier; one daughter, Mrs. A. V. Ringer of Williamsport, Ind.; 2 brothers, Sidney and Ray of Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. John Larimer of Glendive, Mont.; and several grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at United Brethren Church in Ligonier. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 2-?-1945
Slagel Mary, 70, R. 2, Ligonier, died Sunday in LaGrange County Hospital. She was born in Kosciusko County July 9, 1903, a daughter of Samuel and Lillie (Lecount) Reed, and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a member of Sparta Church of Christ and Stones Trace Historical Society. She is survived by a son, Paul, R. 2. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?0-1973
Slagle Avilla, former Avilla resident, died November 23. She was born in Avilla, June 28, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams. They were the parents of three sons, two of whom survive and live in Riverton. The third son died in WW I. When she lived in Avilla, she and her sons resided on S. Main St. At one time they lived in Swan Twp. She was a member of the local OES and the local American Legion Auxiliary, being one of the Legion’s Gold Star Mothers. After WW I, she was among the mothers who went to Europe, a courtesy gesture of the United States government, to visit her son’s grave. It was claimed that Mrs. Slagle was named after the town of Avilla. Local residents recall that she told she was born here at the time the town’s name was changed from A Village to Avilla. Funeral was in Riverton Nov. 26. Burial, Mountain View Cemetery, Riverton. ~ 12-8-1966 + 12-?-1966
Slagle Belle died at her home on N. Main St. last Saturday from heart trouble. She was the daughter of Jacob Franks, born in Noble County Sept. 8, 1855. On Jan. 21, 1875 she married William Slagle. They moved to Churubusco in 1881 and have lived here ever since. They had six children, who with the father are left. She also leaves a mother in Ligonier; 3 sisters, Mrs. Minta Stocker and Mrs. William Gage of Ligonier and Mrs. Henry Gates of Petosky. She was a member of the Churubusco M. E. Church and a charter member of the Churubusco L.O.T.M. Lodge. Funeral was held from the M. E. Church Tuesday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * No date
Slagle Estelle A, 85, of Kendallville, died Aug. 21, 2006 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She attended Spencerian Business College in Louisville, Ky., and had worked as a secretary for several years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Elks Ladies, VFW Auxiliary 2749 and American Legion Post 240. She was born Aug. 26, 1920 in Louisville to John and Agnes (Horn) Leppert. She married Eugene Slagle on May 6, 1944 in Louisville. He died July 9, 1983. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Michael Davis of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Betsy of Fort Wayne and Thomas and Patti of Oaklawn, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren, Ian, Derek, Ethan, Justin, Damon, Keaton, Moe, Michael, Kaycee, Jake and Luke Slagle, Grant and Keith Davis. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Leona Cartwright and 3 brothers, Harold, Louis and Norbert Leppert. Services Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-23-2006
Slagle George W and his wife who were buried at Churubusco Thursday. They had reached the age of over 4 score years. They were the father and mother of Dr. Mary Wherey and Mrs. Henry Geerken of this city. The couple had been married over 63 years. They were buried in the same grave. The funeral services were very impressive. Hundreds attended. + 12-?-1893
Slagle Harriet died at the residence of her son, William Overly, near Albion, Dec. 28, 1888, age 62 years 18 days. She was born in Ohio Dec. 1, 1826. In early life she emigrated to Indiana and was married at Goshen to John Overly. They had two children. One remains. Funeral at the M. E. Church in Albion. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 1-2-1889
Slagle Howard, 92, of Kendallville and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Thursday in the Lutheran Home. He had moved to Kendallville 5 years ago and was retired from ITT. Surviving are his wife, Hazel; a son, Dean of Fort Wayne; and 4 grandchildren. Services today in Fort Wayne with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. + 11-6-1987
Slagle Hazel E, 95, died Thursday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, she married Howard Slagle, who died in 1989. Surviving are a son, Dean of Turkey Lake; 4 granddaughters and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 7-15-1993
Slain Norma Carol, 45, died April 4 in Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Donald V.; two sons, Michael and Mark, Fort Wayne; three daughters, Paula, Asheville, N.C., and Tabatha and Lois, at home; two brothers, Larry Bowers, Fort Wayne, and Robert Bowers of Ossian; and a sister, Marla Lebrich of Fort Wayne. Services April 8 in D. O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 4-14-1983
Slamin Gerard Obrien, about 55, (b.10-21-1893) died June 2, 1949 at his home 4 miles northeast of Albion following a heart attack. A structural engineer, he was a veteran of WW I. He is survived by his wife, Hildegard; and 2 brothers, Henry of Winnetka, Ill., and Raphael of Belmont, Mass. Funeral Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1949
Slamin Hildegard, 85, St. Petersburg, Fla., died on Aug. 27. She was the youngest of the 3 Wipperman "girls", daughters of Alfred and Elfrieda Wipperman. Elfreida Hannah and Valeska Pippenger were her sisters. Mrs. Slamin and Mrs. Hannah moved to Albion after they had retired from their careers, and lived north of town. Hilly had been a designer in Chicago with Gossard for undergarments, and Fritz had been a dress designer with her own New York studio. They moved to Fla. a number of years ago. Both of her older sisters preceded Hilly in death. Graveside services were held Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-27-1983
Slapp Mitta (Beyer), 65, former resident of Kendallville, died from acute indigestion at Camp Meeker Calif. She married E. F. Slapp, and left Kendallville about 25 years ago and made her home in Calif. 13 years. + 4-?-1941
Slater Iva, 90, died Sunday in Michigan City, where she had resided the past 4 years. Born June 2, 1887 in Cromwell, she was the daughter of James and Alice (Gilfin) Wagner. She married Elza "Dutch" Slater April 7, 1917 in Goshen. He preceded her in death. A retired caterer, she had lived in Ligonier until moving to Michigan City. She was a member of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, Michigan City, and Ligonier Women’s Relief Corps. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Cecil MacGregor, Michigan City, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in St. Patrick’s Church, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1977
Slater Jack W, 70, owner and president of Slater Concrete Products, Inc., died unexpectedly Saturday at his home. He was born in Kendallville on Nov. 22, 1925 to Lynn and Jessie (McCullough) Slater. On June 7, 1952 in Kendallville he married Marilyn ODell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville Kiwanis Club and American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Cynthia Schroeder and Jennifer Krist of Kendallville; 2 sons, Jeff Slater and Jonah Slater of Kendallville; and 7 grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Schroeder, Scott, Laura and Melissa Krist and Austin and Erin Slater. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-4-1995 Contributed by Judy Richter
Slater Jessie M, 71, R. 1, Cree Lake, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born in DeKalb County Dec. 27, 1904, she was the daughter of Arthur B. McCullough and Bessie Leins. She resided in Corunna until her marriage Dec. 27, 1923 to Lynn Slater in Waterloo. The moved to Kendallville. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Wednesday afternoon bowling league. Survivors include her mother; her husband; a son, Jack, 620 N. Oak; and 4 grandchildren, Cynthia Schroeder, Mich., Jennifer, Fort Wayne, Jeffrey and Jonah, at home. One brother, William, preceded her in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1976
Slater Jonah H, 27, of Kendallville, was electrocuted Friday while working at a job site on Sheridan Street. He was born in Kendallville July 7, 1971 to Jack and Marilyn (ODell) Slater. On December 26, 1990 in Kendallville he married Julie Fry. He was co-owner of Slater Concrete Products, a third-generation business in Kendallville. He was a 1989 graduate of East Noble High School and a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Indiana Management Club. Surviving are his mother; his wife; a son, Jacob, 15 months; 2 sisters, Cynthia Schroeder-Clark and Jennifer Krist; and a brother, Jeff all of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his father in December 1995. Funeral Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-11-1998
Slater Laroma G, 90, died October 25, 2005 at St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Avilla, she was a secretary with Perfection Biscuit, retiring in 1985. Survivors include a sister, Joan Campbell; a brother, James Helmer; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Scherman, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Mark T., David J. and Matthew S. Slater. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 1971; and son, Thomas K. in 1985. She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where Mass of Christian Burial was held. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 11-5-2005
Slater Lynn M, 91, of Cree Lake, Kendallville, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. He was born November 17, 1902 in DeKalb County to Alex and Jennie (George) Slater. On December 27, 1923 in Auburn, he married Jessie McCullough, who died November 23, 1976. He was founder of Slater Concrete Products in Kendallville, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Kendallville Kiwanis Club where he held perfect attendance for 31 years. Surviving are a son, Jack of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Cynthia Schroeder, Jennifer Krist, Jeff and Jonah Slater; and 7 great-grandchildren. A sister, Blanche Brechbill, preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-26-1994
Slater Melvin J, 57, husband of the former Laroma G. Helmer, died June 21 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He suffered a heart attack Sunday and was thought to be on the road to recovery when he had another one Monday afternoon. A consultant to the National Management Co. of Dayton, Ohio, for 10 years, he was a life resident of Fort Wayne and a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Society for Automotive Engineers, Speakers Bureau, Holy Name Society, Usher’s Club and Toastmasters’ Club. He was a veteran of WW II. Surviving are the widow; one son, Thomas K., Fort Wayne; two brothers, Wayne J. and Harvey E., both of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wall, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Alyce Rosenberger, Pico Rivera, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Services Thursday in Mungovan & Sons Lakeside Chapel and in the Cathedral. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 6-24-1971 + 6-?-1971
Slater-Krist Jennifer Lee, 52, of Kendallville, died Feb. 18, 2008 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was the co-owner of Slater Concrete Products in Kendallville. She was a 1974 graduate of East Noble High School. She was born in Kendallville on Aug. 17, 1955 to Jack and Marilyn (ODell) Slater. Surviving are 2 daughters, Laura and Melissa Krist of Kendallville; a son, Scott Krist of Cumming, Ga.; her mother of Kendallville; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeffrey and Dee Slater of Kendallville; a sister-in-law, Julia Slater of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her father in 1995; and a brother, Jonah, in 1998. Private family services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-19-2008
Slattery M M, the wealthy young electrician of the Fort Wayne Jenney Electric Light Co., died yesterday of lung disease. ~ 12-15-1892
Slaymaker Carl W, 85, of Centreville, Mich. and formerly of Ligonier, died Monday at Three Rivers Area Hospital. He was born March 29, 1904 in Danville, Ill., the son of John and Mary (Robson) Slaymaker. On March 12, 1939 in Angola he married Eleanor Ernest. He was a production engineer with Wirk Garment Co. in Ligonier from 1939 to 1955 and Denton Mills in Centreville from 1955 until retirement. He was a Mason, Shriner, member of Rotary Club, Ligonier Elks, OES, Three Rivers Chapter, and Centreville United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Carlene Ledyard of Concord, Mich.; a son, William E. of Frankfort, Ky.; and 5 grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. A memorial service Thursday in Centreville United Methodist Church. + 4-10-1989
Slayman George, 56 years, 8 months and 4 days, died in Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County of typhoid fever Jan. 1. He was one of DeKalb County’s first settlers. He was born in Cumberland County, Penn., and removed to DeKalb County at an early day, being one of the pioneers of northern Indiana. He leaves a wife and five daughters. Funeral at the M. E. Church at Corunna today. ^ 2-3-1881
Sleeper Evelyn R, 53, South Milford, died Saturday in Garrett Hospital. Born in Kendallville November 29, 1915, the daughter of Edward and Ethel P. (Bowers) Kurtz, she had been a resident of South Milford 25 years and had resided in the Kendallville-South Milford area her entire lifetime. On July 30, 1938, she was married to William J. Sleeper, who survives. Also surviving are the mother, 223 Sheridan St., Kendallville; two sons, Richard W., Garrett, and James, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Souder, Kenner, La.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Omar Goodpaster, Wolcottville; and one brother, Howard E. Kurtz, Houston, Tex. Services Tuesday in the Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 2-27-1969 + 2-?-1969
Sleeper Fred J, 90, died Jan. 5, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He worked for McCray Refrigeration for 25 years, retiring in 1978. He had also worked at Flint & Walling for 4 years and was a greeter at Wal-Mart for 10 years. He was a member of the Kendallville Church of the Nazarene. He was born in Elkhart on Dec. 1, 1912 to William and Irma (Hammond) Sleeper. He married Josephine L. Likes on Dec. 8, 1930 in Elkhart. She died Dec. 26, 1992. Also preceding him in death were 6 brothers and one sister. Surviving are a son, Robert of Waterloo; 3 daughters and one son-in-law, Berdena Smith of Kernersville, N.C., Carolyn Mapes and Charlotte and Tom Hart of Kendallville; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl of Elkhart; and one sister, Georgia Newell of Cassopolis, Mich. Services Thursday at Kendallville Church of the Nazarene. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-7-2003
Sleeper Josephine L, 77, died Saturday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born in DeKalb County January 3, 1915 to Linus and Allie (Williams) Likes. On December 8, 1930 in Albion she married Fred Sleeper. She moved to Kendallville in 1930 and had been a nurse's aide at the Lutheran Home and retired in 1977 from McCray Hospital. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Berdena Chapman of Hillsdale, Mich., Carolyn Mapes and Charlotte Hart of Kendallville; a son, Robert of Stroh; a nephew, Duane Likes of Fort Wayne, whom she raised; a sister, Arleen Swanson of Kernersville, N.C.; a brother, Emery Likes of Ashley; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a sister and 2 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-26-1992
Sleeper William J, 64, of R. 2, Avilla, died Tuesday in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Elkhart Sept. 17, 1914, he was the son of William and Erma (Hamman) Sleeper. He married Evelyn Kurtz in July 1938. She died in 1969. He married Lorene (Imler) Downing April 17, 1971. He had been a foreman 26 years at Kendallville Foundry. He was a member of South Milford United Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge in Auburn. Survivors include his wife; a daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Jeraldine) Souder, Kalkaska, Mich.; a stepdaughter, June K. Streets, Kendallville; 2 sons, Richard, Garrett, and James, Ashley; a stepson, Jack Downing, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Merle (Georgie) Newell, Cassopolis, Mich.; 3 brothers, Fred of Kendallville, and Don and Carl of Elkhart; 6 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
Slemp Bascom L, 33, Kendallville, died Nov. 4 at McCray Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1936 in Lee County, Va., he was the son of James M. and Lillian (Hall) Slemp. He was married Aug. 10, 1958 to Rebecca White. An East Noble business education teacher, he had received his BS and MS degrees from Indiana University. He was a member of First Christian Church, Kendallville. Survivors include his parents; his wife; and one sister, Mrs. John (Manitoo) Ritchison of Mitchell. Funeral Friday in Spice Valley Baptist Church in Mitchell. Burial, Spice Valley Baptist Cemetery. + 11-4-1969
Slessman Harmon, about 82, (b. 5-7-1875) died Sept. 26, 1957 in McCray Hospital from a heart ailment. A native of Columbia City, he had lived here about 50 years. Surviving are the widow, Hermie; one son, Keith L. of Albion; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1957
Slessman Hazel Marie, 84, died October 10, 1991 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born May 13, 1907 in Albion to Elmer and Harriet (Campbell) Guthrie. On December 22, 1929 she married Keith L. Slessman, who died December 22, 1985. She was a lifetime Albion resident, graduating from Albion High School in 1926. She attended Ball State and Manchester Colleges and was an elementary teacher at the York Center School in Noble County. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Albion OES and former co-chairman of Noble County Cancer Society. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sue May of Churubusco and Mrs. B. W. (Annette) Cole of Naperville, Ill.; one son, Douglas M. of Sturgis, Mich.; a sister, Grace Rogers of Cromwell; 9 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Services Monday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-10-1991
Slessman Hermie, 79,(b.9-30-1878 - d.5-15-1958) died at her home Thursday. Services Saturday. She was the widow of Harmon Slessman and had lived here all her life. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the son, Keith; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Skinner; and 3 grandchildren, Douglas and Annette Slessman, and Mrs. Virgil May of Huntertown. + 5-?-1958
Slessman Keith L, 77, R. 1, Albion, died Dec. 22 at McCray Hospital. He was born May 11, 1908, the son of Harman and Hermie (Mills) Slessman. He married Hazel Guthrie Dec. 22, 1929. He was a lifetime Albion area resident and was retired from Albion Production Credit Association. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Rotary Club and Masonic Lodge, Albion. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Sue Ann May of Churubusco, Annette Cole, Naperville, Ill.; a son, Douglas, Sturgis, Mich.; and nine grandchildren. Services Dec. 24 at St. Mark’s Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 1-2-1986 + 12-22-1985
Slessman Marilyn Lee, 18-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Slessman of Albion, died Aug. 16, 1951 at Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis of a rare blood disease. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are the parents; 2 sisters, Sue and Harriet, a brother, Douglas, all at home; grandparents, Mrs. Hattie Guthrie of Albion and Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Slessman, Albion. Funeral Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1951 (b. 4-22-1933)
Slinger George L, 65, of Kendallville, died Feb. 21, 2002 at his residence. He was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 17, 1936 to George and Loretta (Tragresser) Slinger. He worked as a tool and die maker at Royal Industries in Auburn. He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City and American Legion Post 86, Kendallville. Surviving are Janice Dukes, his wife of 40-plus years; a daughter, Christine Eagan of Indianapolis; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Doug Conrad of Lewiston, Idaho; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joni Slinger of Knoxville, Tenn.; a son, Christopher Slinger of Wolcottville; 2 sisters, Pat Furr of Conway, S.C. and Barbara Reese of Indianapolis; 5 grandsons, Stephen and Austin Slinger, Justin and Sean Eagan and Jim Pepple. Funeral mass Monday at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 2-23-2002
Sloan Chauncey M, 67, Fort Wayne mortician, formerly of Cromwell who sold his undertaking business here to Forrest M. Henney 18 years ago, died Dec. 21 in Long Beach, Cal., where he and his wife and son, Richard, had gone to spend the winter. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church. Surviving are the widow, Sadie; a daughter, Mrs. Huston Carver of Fort Wayne; 5 sons, Russell, Ralph, Jonathan and Richard of Fort Wayne, and Chester of Pontiac, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Vada Morris of near Syracuse; and several grandchildren. + 1-?-1941
Sloan Charles E, 80, of LaOtto, died Sept. 27, 2010 at his home. He was born in Greentown, Ind., the son of John and Rhea (Shaffer) Sloan. He was a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and taught for 25 years at Churubusco, and most recently with the advanced science classes at Carroll High School. He worked at Gladieux Refinery until it closed. He and his wife, Jean Travers, were owners of the U Pick Blueberry Acres farm. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church. Surviving are his wife; 5 children, Tom Sloan, Dale Sloan, Ron Sloan, Bonnie Mowat, Patricia Rogers; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life service Oct. 2 at LaOtto Wesleyan Church. ^ 9-30-2010
Sloan Della F, 92, died March 21, 2001 at Miller's Merry Manor, Syracuse. The Noble County native retired in 1972 as owner of Wilmot Store. Surviving are a daughter, Bernice Culbertson of Hagerstown; a son, Warren of Syracuse; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Her husband, Charles Sloan, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 3-23-2001
Sloan Eugene "Buster", 17, died on Oct. 3 at Fort Wayne Methodist Hospital. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sloan, born near Cromwell. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are the parents; a brother; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Sloan and Mrs. Mary Weeks. Funeral Friday at Presbyterian Church in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1939
Sloan Jonathan C, 80, died Monday. Born in Cromwell, he retired 15 years ago as funeral director of C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Madge; a daughter, Virginia O’Brien of Indianapolis; and a brother, Chester of Pontiac, Mich. Services Thursday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-6-1982
Sloan Ralph D, 54, of Fort Wayne, died last Thursday at St. Petersburg, Fla. from carcinoma. Funeral was Wednesday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. He was president of C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Noble County, he moved to Fort Wayne with his parents, the late Chauncey M. and Sadie Sloan, in 1923 when they purchased the Ryan-Melching Funeral Home. A charter member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, he was active in the Lions Club, F&AM, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Moose Lodge No. 200, Eagles Lodge 248, all Fort Wayne and Elks Lodge at Ligonier. Survivors include is widow, Edna; a son, David at Howe Military Academy; 4 brothers, Russell and Jonathan, both associated in the Sloan Funeral Home, Chester O. of Pontiac, Mich., and Richard of Fort Wayne; and one sister, Mrs. Houston Carver, Fort Wayne. + 4-?-1955
Sloan Russell J, 69, died Friday at a hospital in Chandler, Ariz. Funeral was Wednesday from C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. He was co-owner of C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home and was a former resident of Cromwell, having moved to Fort Wayne about 1924. He was a former member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, a member of Mizpah Shrine band and Summit City Lodge 170 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Modern Woodman and OES Chapter 141, all Fort Wayne. + 8-?-1968
Sloan Sadie, about 75, died Nov. 20 in a Fort Wayne hospital. A former Cromwell resident, she left here with her family about 1924 for Fort Wayne where they became the C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Her husband, Chauncey, died many years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Janet Carver of Fort Wayne; 5 sons, Russell, Ralph and Richard of Fort Wayne, Chester of Pontiac, Mich., and Jonathan of Cromwell; one brother, William N. of Cromwell; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Marquiss of Fort Wayne; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday from C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-20-1952
Sloan Vida M, 63, Richmond, was killed in an auto accident Saturday on State Road 1, seven miles south of Bluffton. A native of Kimmell and former Fort Wayne resident, she was a member of OES in Ligonier. She was district manager of Field Enterprise Educational Corporation in Richmond. Survivors are a son, Dr. David W., Madison; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Cory, Mrs. Orpha Groebl, and Mrs. Veta Morr of Cromwell, and Mrs. Opal O’Brian, Des Plaines, Ill.; a brother, Fred Weeks, Peoria, Ill.; and a granddaughter. Services Tuesday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1966
Sloffer Anita Lee, 59, of Avilla, died Jan. 19, 2005 at LaVerna Terrace in Avilla. She had worked for Kendallville veterinarian, Dr. Drexel Hull, at his animal clinic, Kendallville. She was born Oct. 25, 1945 in Kendlalville to Russell DeVeny and Ottilee (Hall) Minnick. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Tina Munn of Coralville, Iowa; a son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Amy Sloffer of Fort Wayne; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Ralph DePaolo of Garrett; and 3 grandchildren, Abigail, Zachary and Mackenzie Sloffer. She was preceded in death by a son, Brett, on Nov. 3, 1987. Private arrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services in Fort Wayne. ^ 1-21-2005
Sloffer Anna E, 98, a longtime resident of the LaOtto community, died last Friday at the Sacred Heart Home. Funeral was Monday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. She was born Feb. 20, 1868, in Allen County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCurdy. She was married in 1896 to Benjamin Sloffer, and together they had operated a grocery store in LaOtto from 1909 to 1925. He died in 1951. She was a member of the LaOtto Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Burl A., Huntertown, and George L., Churubusco; one brother, Merle McCurdy, Kendallville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. ~ 12-29-1966 + 12-?-1966
Sloffer Belinda L, 44, died March 16 at home. Born in Terre Haute, she was a Huntertown resident for 22 years. She was a teacher at Huntertown Elementary since 1973. Surviving are her husband, Paul; 2 sons, Timothy J. and Nicholas P.; daughter, Molly M.; a brother, John Raub of Auburn; 2 sisters, Becky Freck of Nashville, Tenn., and Barbara Dawson of Huntertown; her mother, Frances Freck of Auburn; 5 stepbrothers, Dave, Mike, Dick and Phil Freck of Fort Wayne, and Dan Freck of Huntertown; and 2 stepsisters, Shirley Gaunt of Sugar Hill, Ga., and Mary Jane Garcione of Fort Wayne. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 3-28-1996
Sloffer Benjamin F, 86, who formerly operated a general store at LaOtto, died September 28 at his home after suffering a stroke of apoplexy about a week before. He was born September 1, 1865 on the Noble-Allen County Line and operated a store in LaOtto for many years before moving in 1909 to a farm near Larwill. He returned to LaOtto in 1917 and resumed operation of the store, retiring in 1935. Surviving are the wife, Anna; two sons, Burl A., Huntertown, and George L., near Churubusco; three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at the residence. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-4-1951
Sloffer Bertha B, 95, Huntertown, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was a native of Allen County and had lived there most of her life. Surviving are a son, Robert of Churubusco; four daughters, Marie Bosler, North Manchester, Marcella Hoyer of Angola, Helen Stonestreet of Auburn, and Hilda Shively of Churubusco; a brother, Jean Dunten of Albuquerque, N.M., and a sister, Fredonna Smith of Huntertown. Services Monday in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 7-21-1983
Sloffer Brent Russell, 21, died Tuesday night when a train struck his car in Kendallville. He resided in the rural Kendallville area the past five years and was employed as a tool maker at Kevco Tool & Manufacturing in Kendallville. He was born Jan. 5, 1966 in Fort Wayne, a son of Danford and Anita (DeVeny) Sloffer, who reside in Kendallville. Also surviving are a brother, Neal, Kendallville, a sister, Tina M., Fort Wayne; grandparents, Walter and Marscel Sloffer, Huntertown, Russell DeVeny, Fort Wayne, Ottilee Minnick, Garrett; and step-grandmother, Connie DeVeny, Fort Wayne. He had attended Carroll High School. Services Friday in the United Methodist Church of the Covenant, Coldwater, Road, where he was a member. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 11-10-1987 + 11-3-1987
Sloffer Charles W, 50, of rural Churubusco in Allen County, died January 4, 2000, in his home south of Ari. He was born in Fort Wayne December 7, 1949 to Everett W. and Dorothy (Offord) Sloffer. On July 31, 1971, in DeKalb County, he married Patricia Eagle. She survives. He grew up on a farm in Eel River Twp and was a 1968 graduate of the last graduating class from Huntertown High School. He served a 3-year apprenticeship with General Electric in Fort Wayne where he was employed for several years. He later worked as a tool and die maker at J&A Machine Inc. in Garrett for 10 years. He had lived in Fort Wayne, Denver, Colo., and Auburn before moving to Eel River Twp in 1985. Also surviving are 2 sons, Zachary and Justin, at home; and 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee and Karen Sloffer of Huntertown, Arthur and Deena Sloffer of Decatur, and Keith and Constantina Sloffer and Neil P. and Nicole Sloffer of Fort Wayne. Services in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-13-2000
Sloffer Dale A, 73, died March 10, 2003 at the family residence. He was born April 30, 1929 in Allen County, a son of Glenn and Myrtle (Zinn) Sloffer. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1947. On May 7, 1950 he was married in Ari to Betty McBride. They spent all their married life in rural Allen County until moving into their present home in Churubusco in 1994. A farmer all his life, he retired in 1964 due to ill health. He was a school bus driver for Northwest Allen County Schools for 15 years and had served 2 terms as the Eel River Twp trustee. He served on the board of directors for Eel River Cemetery, was active in the Huntertown Lions Club and a member of Ari Church of God. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sharon Sloffer of Churubusco; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Harry Bingham of Churubusco, Leanne and Bob Wagner of LaOtto, and Lynette and Kem Zolman of Syracuse; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Beulah and Jimmie Allman of Churubusco, and Ruth and David Neuhouser of Upland; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gailyn in 1956; a sister, Irene Magner in 1983; and a brother, Everett W. in 1995. Funeral at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 3-20-2003
Sloffer Dorothy E, 66, died January 11, 1993 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born June 21, 1926, a daughter of Basil and Faye (Truelove) Offord. Her early years were spent in Avilla. She graduated from Fort Wayne North Side High School in 1944 and received her R.N. certificate from the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She married Everett W. Sloffer on January 17, 1947. She was a member of Ari Church of God. Surviving are her husband; 5 sons, Charles of Churubusco, Lee of Huntertown, Arthur of Decatur, Keith and Neil of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Ed (Joanna) Hindenlang of Avilla; 3 brothers, Ronald of Fort Wayne, Donald of Avilla and Ralph of Cassopolis, Mich.; a half-brother, Jim Decker of Mendon, Ohio; and 8 grandchildren. A son, John, died in 1953. Services Thursday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 1-11-1993
Sloffer Everett W, 73, died Monday in the home of his son in Fort Wayne. He was born in Eel River Twp September 22, 1921 to Ivan Glen and Myrtle (Zinn) Sloffer. He married Dorothy E. Offord on January 17, 1947. She died January 11, 1993. A lifetime area resident, he was a 1939 graduate of Huntertown High School. He served with the U.S. Navy during WW II and was employed as a tool maker at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 43 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Ari Church of God. Surviving are 5 sons, Charles and Neil of Churubusco, Lee of Huntertown, Arthur of Decatur, and Keith of Fort Wayne; a brother, Dale of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jimmie (Beulah) Allman of Churubusco, and Mrs. David (Ruth) Neuhouser of Upland; and 9 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, John in 1953; and a sister, Irene Magner in 1983. Funeral Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 1-30-1995
Sloffer George L, 88, of Holiday Trailer Park, Churubusco, died Aug. 1 in McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1889 in Allen County to Benjamin and Anna McCurdy Sloffer. He owned a general store in LaOtto until 1934, farmed before beginning work for Fort Wayne Stockyards in 1950 and later retired from that. His wife, Marguerite, died in 1939. Two daughters, Mrs. Gerald Buchanan and Mrs. Mary Jane Grimm, both Avilla, survive, as do five grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services at Sheets Funeral Home today. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-3-1978
Sloffer Glen, 87, R. 3, Churubusco, died Tuesday at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1893 in Noble County to Charles Wesley and Edith E. Bowman Sloffer. In June 1920 he married Myrtle Zinn and they lived all their married life on the present farm. He taught school for 10 years, was a trustee of Eel River Twp and had held many county offices. He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Everett and Dale of R. 3, Churubusco; 3 daughters, Mrs. Al (Irene) Magner of R. 3, Churubusco, Mrs. Jimmy (Beulah) Allman of Churubusco, and Mrs. David (Ruth) Neuhouser of Upland; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral today at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 8-?-1981
Sloffer Myrtle A, 89, of rural Churubusco, died Sunday at her residence. She was a native of Allen County. Her husband, Glen, preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving are two daughters, Beulah Allman of Churubusco, and Ruth Neuhouser of Upland; two sons, Everett and Dale, both Churubusco; and 16 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-22-1987
Sloffer Robert J, 88, of Churubusco and Churubusco businessman and community leader, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at the family residence. He was born in Huntertown on June 7, 1922, a son of Milo and Bertha (Dunten) Sloffer. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1940 and served with the U. S. Army during World War II. On April 4, 1942 he married Doris M. Gordon, and along with his father-in-law, the late Walter Gordon, was co-owner of Gordon & Sloffer, Inc. in Churubusco for 41 years, retiring in 1986. In addition to his business concerns, his life was marked by memberships and active participation in a variety of civic and fraternal organizations. He was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church; and was a 50 year member of Churubusco Lodge 515 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Fort Wayne, and the Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne. In addition, he was a member of the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco, Churubusco Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Turtle Post 3846, and was a charter member of the Churubusco Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; his son Robert J. (Sandy) Sloffer, Jr. of Churubusco; 3 daughters Diane (Bruce) Fletter of Grand Rapids, Mich., Karlin (Terry) Shively of Whitehouse, OH., and Jan Patnella of Holiday, Fla; a sister Hilda Shively of Churubusco; 8 grandchildren and 3great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother John Sloffer; and by 3 sisters, Marie Bosler, Helen Stonestreet, and Marcella Hoyer. Funeral May 3 at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets & Childs 4-30-2011
Slone Addie B, 77, of Wawaka, died March 25, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was employed for 22 years with Essex Wire in Topeka and was a member of Charity United Baptist Church near LaGrange. She was born Jan. 16, 1929 in Hollybush, Ky. to Floyd and Louise (Caudill) Caudill. She married Garland Slone on July 1, 1949 in Ky. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Freda and Silas Ritchie of Frenchburg, Ky., Betty L. Slone of Wawaka, and Devonna Albaugh of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Nina of Albion; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bruce Caudill of Marion, Ohio. She was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Services Wednesday at Charity United Baptist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 3-26-2006
Slone Andy J, 63, R. 3, Ligonier, died Friday in McCray Hospital. An employee of Lane Foundry, he had lived in this area since 1954. He was born Jan. 30, 1907 in Ky. to B. And Nancy (Mullins) Slone. He was married to Tennessee Slone 46 years ago in Hollybush, Ky. Survivors include his wife; 8 children; Silas, Kendallville, Winona, Auburn, Florida, Pippa Passes, Ky., Garland, Wawaka, Sylvia Short and Minnie, Carrie, Ky., Blanche Fugate, Houston, Tex., and Ruby Adair, Wawaka; brothers and sisters, Merland, Patsy, and Barney, Topmost, Ky., Kennel, Ky., Nancy, Fort Wayne, and Minnie are stepsisters. + 9-?-1970
Slone Angus, 53, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Knott County, Ky., on March 16, 1940 to Bill and Bloomie (Jacobs) Slone. He married Wanda Bates on July 23, 1963 in Dickerson County, Va. He moved to this area in 1965. He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of Old Regular Baptist Church and West Noble American Legion Post 243. He had been a machinist at Silgan Plastics before retirement in 1990. Surviving are his wife; his mother; a daughter, Melissa Bowman; a son, Keith, both of Ligonier; 5 sisters, Barbara Hernley of Leesburg, Va., Thelma Hout of Mansfield, Ohio, Gladys Slone of Pippa Passes, Margaret Setser of Warsaw, and Wanda Peffer of Ligonier; and 3 brothers, Clifford Jacobs of Pleasant Lake, Mich., Bill Slone Jr. of Wawaka, and Ted Slone of Pippa Passes. A brother preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-2-1993
Slone Barbara L, 66, of Ligonier, died January 6, 2014 at IU Health-Goshen Hospital. She was born June 28, 1947 to French and Dorothy (Zimmerman) Lawson in Wolf Lake. On February 11, 1964 she married Carson Slone Sr. in Brimfield. She was a supervisor with Silgan in Ligonier. She is survived by her husband; 2 children, Carson (Carol) Slone Jr. and Neal Slone, both of Ligonier; 4 grandchildren, Brandon (Nikki) Slone, Eric (Kelly) Slone, Justin Slone and Kendra Slone; 2 brothers, Kenneth Lawson of Churubusco, Ind., and Fred Lawson of Sumpter, S.C. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers Wayne Lawson, Roger Lawson, and Dwight Lawson; and a sister Anna May McEnvoy. Funeral, Jan. 10, 2014 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-8-2014
Slone Bill Jr, 54, died Aug. 17, 2001 at his Ligonier Home. He worked for Millennium Industries the past 17 years as a maintenance engineer. He was a 1961 graduate of Knott County High School in Hindman, Ky. He was born Nov. 2, 1946 in Raven, Ky. to Bill and Bloomie (Jacobs) Slone. Surviving are his mother in Raven; a son, Michael of Ligonier; a daughter, Barbara J. Biggerstaff of Cromwell; a brother, Ted of Raven; 5 sisters, Gladys Slone of Raven, Margaret Setser of Warsaw, Barbara Henley of Va., Thelma Slone of Ohio and Wanda Peffer of Ligonier;2 grandchildren, Derek and Kevin Biggerstaff; and his former wife, Sherry Bair. Three brothers, Robert Brewer, Clifford Jacobs and Angus Slone, preceded him in death. Services Monday at Trinity Assembly of God. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-18-2001
Slone Bobby, 24, Wawaka, was found dead Sunday. Services will be Wednesday at True Church of God, South Milford. Born Sept. 14, 1960 in Carrie, Ky., he was the son of Willard Slone and Anna (Short) Combs. Surviving are his mother in Wawaka; a sister, Mrs. George (Hester) West, Orland; and a brother, Kenneth, Fort Knox, Ky. A sister and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-15-1984
Slone Buretta "Pudge", 69, died Sunday at her Kendallville residence. She was born June 17, 1927 in Garrett, Ky. to Milton and Mary (Stanley) Hicks. On October 22, 1947 in Hueysville, Ky., she married Howard Slone, who died November 19, 1992. A factory worker, she retired from Safe-Guard in 1986 and was a member of Salem United Baptist Church in Rome City. Surviving are a stepdaughter; a sister, Mrs. John (Girlie) Ward of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Wayne and Raymond Hicks of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Hicks. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-22-1996
Slone Clayton H, 76, of Wolcottville, died March 9, 2009 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He retired after working at Lane Foundry and Newnam Foundry for 34 years. He also worked 8 years at Walker's in Ligonier. He was a member of Salem United Baptist Church. He was born Jan. 15, 1933 in Hollybush, Ky., to Leonard and Parthena (Owens) Slone. On July 20, 1968 in Clintwood, Va., he married Geraldine Brewster. She died Dec. 8, 2001. Surviving are 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Philip Lucas of Rome City, Regina and Donnie Woody of Taylorsville, N.C., Brenda and Ray Ritchie of Rome City and Janice and David Baker of Kendallville; 2 sons, Clayton Jr. of Wolcottville and Michael of Rome City; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Lila Gibson of Hindman, Ky., Florida Slone of Caney, Ky., Delia Thornsberry of St. Mary's, Ohio, and Georgia Slone of Washington, D.C. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby; 2 sisters, Myrtle and Zalie Slone; and 5 brothers, Shelby, Arnold and Manifee Hall, Millard and Orville Slone. Funeral Friday in Salem United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-11-2009
Slone Connie J, 50, of Albion, died July 1, 2006 at her home. She was born March 25, 1956 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Virgil and Wanda (Hunter) Fannin. She married Ed Slone on October 13, 1980 in Kendallville. Surviving are her parents and her husband in Kendallville; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Joel and Cathy Smart of LaGrange and Eddie and Rachel Slone, Brett, and Troy Slone of Kendallville; a daughter, Amanda Johnson of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Jim Parks of Avilla and Angie and Pat Rudolph of Kendallville; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Roselma Slone of South Milford; her mother-in-law, Jeanette Slone of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren, Dominiq, Isaiah, Antonio, Mariah, Drake, Eddie III, Trisha and Hallie; one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Benson-Warrix in Feb.; and her father-in-law, Winston Slone, in 1995. She had been employed with Kraft Foods and was a member of Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 7-13-2006
Slone Corbet, 91, of Kendallville, died April 5, 2013, in Parkview Noble Hospital. He began his career working in a sawmill. He then drove truck, worked on the railroad, and retired from All Metal in Ligonier. He was a member of the Salem United Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was born June 2, 1921, in Raven, Kentucky, to Amos and Dallie Slone. On July 20, 1942, in Vest, Kentucky, he married Sophie Gibson. She died May 22, 2003. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, LaDonna McConahay of Big Turkey Lake, Betty and Billy Tuttle of Hudson, and Joeann and Ronald Spade of Angola; 11 grandchildren, Chad and Robin Tuttle, Shawn Tuttle, Clarissa and Gene Fugate, Arletta and Jerry Smith, Tim and Kim McConahay, Sherry and Kirk Noll, Steven and Regina Mynhier, Debbie and Mike Uhl, Karen Guise, Tara and Russell Ratliff, and Allison Slone; 20 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Daisy and Al Amburgey of LaGrange; and a brother and sister-in-law, Austin and Elmetta Slone of Wolcottville. He was also preceded in death by a son, Don Slone; a grandson, Christopher Mynhier; 3 sisters, Brookie Click, Beulah Grigsby, and Geneva Lawson; and 2 brothers, Cullen Slone and L.D. Slone. Funeral April 9 in Salem United Baptist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-7-2013
Slone Daisy D, 70, died Thursday in her Kendallville residence. She was born May 8, 1928 in Knott County, Ky. to Ivan and Nellie (Hicks) Chaffins. On April 4, 1946 in Prestonsburg, Ky., she married Herbert Slone. Surviving are her husband; a son, Lewie of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Elvita Mullins of Ligonier and Carolyn Hicks of Kendallville; 5 brothers, 7 sisters; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Little Flossie Church, Lisbon. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-17-1998
Slone Don, 48 died October 6, 2000 in the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He was born June 26, 1952 in Rensselaer to Corbet and Sophie (Gibson) Slone. He had worked at Weatherhead of Angola, Starcraft of Goshen, and was a U.S. Marine recruiter. He was a member of Ligonier Church of Christ and American Legion Post 243. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Surviving are his parents; 2 daughters, Tarra Ratliff and Allison Sloen of Ligonier; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Ladonna and Larry McConahay of Stroh, Betty and Billy Tuttle of Hudson, and JoAnn and Ronald Spade of Angola; and 5 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-9-2000
Slone Ethel, 25, of Perkins St., Kendallville, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. Services are pending in Hindman, Ky. + 8-21-1988
Slone Edd, 80, Kendallville, died August 28, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born May 3, 1923 in Estil, Ky. to L. D. and Mynerva (Slone) Slone. On December 29, 1945 in Wayland, Ky., he married Pearline Craft. She died October 28, 2000. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Julie of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Jones Ratliff of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Jason, Ashlee and Ryan Slone, Rhonda White and James Ratliff; and 2 great-grandchildren. A sister, Lucinda Janow, also preceded him in death. He was a member of Community Baptist Church near South Milford and American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1939 to 1945. He worked at Newnam Foundry for 9 years, retiring in 1983. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 9-11-2003
Slone Eva, 49, of 205 James St., Wolcottville, died Saturday at McCray Hospital. She was born April 19, 1934 in Hazard, Ky., the daughter of John and Mae (Gayheart) Reynolds. On April 4, 1940 in Prestonsburg, Ky., she married Paul Slone, who died Oct. 2, 1976. She moved to this area 12 years ago from Waynesville, Ohio. She was a member of Valentine Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Peggy Ritchie of Fisty, Ky., and Sharon Randol of Wolcottville; 2 sons, Danny of Orland, and Jerry of Wolcottville; her stepfather, James Conley of Wolcottville; a sister, Geneva Wicker of Wabash; a brother, Jimmie of Noble County; and 15 grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services today and Tuesday at Valentine United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-24-1984
Slone Garnet M, 63, died Nov. 17, 2007 in Edgewater, Fla. She was a beautician who owned Country Parlor in Cromwell. She graduated from Ravenscroft Beauty College in Fort Wayne. On July 19, 1944 in Floyd County, KY, she was born to Lonnie and Dona (Lykens) Warrens. She married Johnnie Slone in Ligonier on May 11, 1974. Surviving are her husband in Cromwell; a son, John of Albion; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Chris Williams of Fort Wayne and Natasha and Jose Alcala Jr. of Ligonier; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce and Jim Simon of Edgewater, Fla., Gertrude Ponder of Columbus, Ohio, and Esther Harrington of Chillicothe, Ohio; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Peg Warrens of Edgewater, Fla., and Sam and Betty Warrens of Wheelersburg, Ohio; and 9 grandchildren. Three brothers, William, Curtis and Douglas Warrens; and a sister, Kathryn Gayheart, preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church, Ligonier. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 11-21-2007
Slone Geraldine A, 58, died Dec. 8, 2001 in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a laborer at Albion Plastamatic for 10 years. She belonged to the True Church of God in South Milford. She was born April 30, 1943 in Squire, W. Va. to Patton Jackson and Pearley Ethel (Barrett) Brewster. She married Clayton Slone on July 20, 1968 in Clintwood, Va. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Phillip Lucas of Rome City, Regina and Donnie Wood of Taylorsville, N.C., Brenda and Ray Ritchie and Janice and David Baker of Kendallville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Clayton Jr. and Paulette and Michael Slone of Rome City; 3 sisters, Delphia McKinish, Doris Dorrise and Ruthie Boxley of Squire, W. Va.; 3 brothers, Elmer and Patton Brewster of Cucumber, W. Va., and Lawrence Brewster of Alexis, N.C.; one stepsister; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Joe Boggs and 3 sisters. Services Tuesday in Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-9-2001
Slone Hazel, 85, of Kendallville, died Feb. 5, 2006 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in Jashcreek, Ky. on Aug. 2, 1920 to Lias and Cindy (Cook) Johnson. She married Earl Slone on March 21, 1942 in Pike County Ky. He died Dec. 26, 1974. She was a member of Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Beatrice and Ross Arnold of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Clinen and Judy of Wittman, Ariz., and Clemmine and Brenda of Kendallville; 18 grandchildren; a sister, Azel Caudill of Albion, Mich.; 32 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 children, Maxine and Clarence; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; 2 brothers, William and Charlie Johnson; and 6 sisters, Martha Mullett, Mary Huff, Manerva Caudill, Sarah Thornsbury, Rose Ellen Collier and Elizabeth Newsome. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-6-2006
Slone Herbert, 80, of Kendallville, died March 10, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He had retired from Cooper Tire & Rubber after 22 years of service and was a member of Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church. He was born Sept. 13, 1924 in Floyd County, Ky., to Monroe and Nannie (Mosley) Slone. On April 4, 1946 in Floyd County he married Daisy Chaffins. She died Sept. 17, 1998. Surviving are a son, Lewie of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Elvita Mullins of Ligonier and Carolyn Hicks of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Armanda Jordan of Toledo, Ohio, and Hester Manns of Knox, Ind.; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers. Services Saturday at Little Flossie Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-11-2005
Slone Howard, 72, of Kendallville, died November 19, 1992 in his home. He was born in Knott County, Ky., June 2, 1920, the son of R. B. and Laura Belle (Terry) Slone. An Army veteran, he had lived in Kendallville since January of 1965. He was employed at McCray Refrigeration and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Vets. He was married in Hueysville, Ky., October 22, 1947 to Buretta Hicks. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Doris Ratliff of Lebron, Ky., a sister, Mattie Jones of Hueysville, Ky.; a half-brother, Oscar Moore of Hindman, Ky., and 2 grandchildren, Chad and Tim Ratliff. A brother, Shannon Slone; and a half-brother, Fletcher Gibson, preceded him in death. Funeral Monday in Salem United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-19-1992
Slone Ivan, 53, was born Dec. 22, 1919 in Hindman, Ky. to John L. and Suzannah Thomas Slone. He moved to Corunna from Avilla in 1967 and was a retired Kendallville Foundry worker. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was pronounced dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Monday. Survivors include his widow, Nannie, whom he married in Hindman in 1953; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Liz) Payne, Avilla; a son, Joe, Garrett; two sisters, Opel Slone and Lokie Pratt, Hindman; two brothers, Ralph, Beaver, Ohio, and Lester, Hindman; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services July 26 at Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-26-1973 + 7-?-1973
Slone Janine K, 26, died Thursday at Pioneer Lodge, Kendallville. She was born Sept 13, 1963 and was a lifelong resident of Kendallville. She worked as an assembly-line worker with Universal Tool & Stamping in Butler. Surviving are a daughter, Janie of Auburn; her mother and stepfather, Edison Duane and Jane Ann (Frick) Shippy; a son, Mathew of Auburn; a sister, Janet Christlieb of St. Joe; a brother, John Newland of Lake Eleonor, Calif.; 2 stepbrothers, Robert Peacock of Colo., and Ed Shippy Jr. of Auburn; 4 stepsisters, Judy Hart and Cindy McDaniel of Auburn, JoAnn Norris of Columbia City, Christy Peacock of Colo.; and 3 nephews. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 11-23-1989
Slone Jeanette, 83, of rural Kendallville, died June 8, 2010 at North Ridge Village in Albion. She was born in Wayland, Ky on Jan. 24, 1927 to Estill and Lona (Salyers) Smith. She married Winston Slone on Feb. 9, 1945. He died Sept. 12, 1995. She retired from Flint & Walling after 18 years of service. Survivors include 2 sons, Bill and Roselma Slone of South Milford and Ed and Penny Slone of Albion; her grandchildren, Billy Slone Jr., Angela Slone, Eddie and Rachel Slone, Brett Slone, Troy Slone, Joel and Kathy Smart, Amanda Smith, Robert and Jenifer Iden and Dominiq Slone; her great-grandchilden, Antonio Figueroa, Cain Slone, Morgan and Dylan Gamble, Annie Anglin, Eddie Slone III, Trisha Marzion, Isaiah and Sara Smart and Hailey Slone; a great-great-grandchild; 5 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral June 12 at Little Flossie Church in Lisbon. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-10-2010
Slone Jetti B, 44, of 218 E. North St., Kendallville, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital. Born in Knott County, Ky., Sept. 18, 1944, she was the daughter of Steve and Mattie (Mosley) Sherman. On Sept. 22, 1961 she married Carl Slone. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Dilla at home; a son, Michael of Kendallville; a sister, Wilmadean of Knott County; a brother, Phillip Mosley of Compton, Ky.; and 3 grandchildren. Services Friday in New Hope Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Slone Family Cemetery, Garner, Ky. + 7-4-1989
Slone John L, 61, of Ligonier, died Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend. He was born in Knott County, Ky., February 10, 1937 to Greene and Rhoda (Slone) Slone. He married Ethel Caudill, who died in January 1977. On March 10, 1980 he married Patricia Teel in Cromwell. He had worked at Silgan Plastics in Ligonier for 34 years. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Randall of Churubusco, and Ronnie of Ligonier; a daughter, Patricia Leslie; a stepson; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Conrad of McArthur, Ohio, and Austin Jr. of Pippa Passes, Ky.; and 4 sisters, Teney and Margaret Slone of Pippa Passes, Dovie Maggard of Ligonier, and Imogene Marek of Hebron. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-10-1999
Slone Larry was killed in an automobile accident Friday near Martin, Ky. A native of Floyd County, Ky., he was born Sept. 13, 1954, the son of Jay and Bessie Mullins Slone. Both are deceased. He was stationed with the Marine Corps at San Diego and made his home at Corunna. Surviving are a grandmother, Mrs. Ivan Slone, Corunna; and 2 brothers, Denver and Donald J., also of Corunna. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 8-?-1973
Slone Larry Raven, 16, of Cromwell, died January 31, 1992 from injuries suffered in an auto accident north of Cromwell. He was born March 25, 1975 in Kendallville to Larry and Madelene (Hagerman) Slone. He was a junior at West Noble High School and employed at Sanders IGA in Ligonier. Surviving are his parents; a brother, David; grandparents Luther and Edith Hagerman of Ligonier and Barney Slone of Topmost, Ky.; and great-grandmother, Mary Hagerman of Bradshaw, W.V. Services today at Little Flossie Church, Lisbon. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-31-1992
Slone Lula Howard, 83, died Tuesday in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born October 15, 1915 in Hueysville, Ky. to Harlan and Wila (Gibson) Sexton. Her former husband, Commodore Howard, died August 4, 1998. She had been a cook at the Redwood Drive-In at Kendallville and was a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are 4 daughters, Juanita Wilson, Vongie Strunk and Linda Wright of Kendallville, and Jean Smith of Columbia City; 2 sons, Ralph and T. J. Howard of Flint, Mich.; 2 grandsons whom she raised; Randy Smith and Danny Howard of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Lincoln Sexton of Hueysville and Carl Sexton of Kendallville; 32 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Beatrice and Josephine Sexton; 3 brothers, Robbie, Aaron and Berlyn Sexton. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-15-1998
Slone Manda, 55, Leburn, Ky., and her granddaughter, Sheila R. Slone 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Slone, R. 2, Kendallville were killed in a car-train accident at the crossing of CR 1000E and the Conrail tracks Sunday. Driver of the car, Russell Slone 56, Manda’s husband, died Sunday night in Lutheran Hospital. The grandparents had been vacationing in Kendallville. Local survivors include Sally Short, Rome City, Annalou Collins, Wawaka, Charles Short, Rome City, Beulah and Rachel Slone, R. 2, Kendallville. Burial in Clone Cemetery, Leburn, Ky. + 7-?-1978
Slone Margaret M, 37, of Kimmell, died June 2, 2001 in her home. A graduate of West Noble High School, she was employed at Home Crest in Goshen. She was born March 15, 1964 in Goshen to Charles and Theresa (Conner) Hammack. She married Ron Slone on Jan. 1, 1993 in Cromwell. He died June 22, 2001. Surviving are her parents; 2 sons, Craig Stepherson and Andrew Slone of Kimmell; 2 stepdaughters; 2 sisters, Penny Lehman and Dawn Hursey of Ligonier; 2 half-sisters, Darleen Hammack of Fort Wayne and Doreen Hammack of Auburn; grandparents, Edward Conner of Ligonier and Margaret Conner of Cromwell. She was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Mathew Hammack. Services June 25 in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-23-2001
Slone Marsha Ann, daughter of Bennie and Christine Slone, died Friday 5 hours after birth at McCray Hospital. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Shelly Sue at home; grandparents, Bernie Slone, Knott County, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Slone, Beaver, Ky. Graveside services today at Woodlawn Cemetery. + 6-?-1974
Slone Mavis, 87, of Kendallville, died Dec. 4, 2007 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Hindman, Ky., on Aug. 23, 1920 to Winston and Lenna Sloan. She married Preston Slone on Aug. 25, 1948. He died Feb. 10, 2005. Surviving are 2 daughters, Barbara Riley and Carol Slone of Kendallville; and 2 grandsons, Nathan and Kevin Riley. Eleven siblings preceded her in death. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-5-2007
Slone Neva Lou, 2, died Monday in Huntington Hospital. She was born in Fort Wayne August 29, 1989, the daughter of Morris H. and Wilma Jean (Slone) Whitney. Surviving are her parents in Kendallville; a sister, Jessica Lynn Slone; 2 brothers, Paul Douglas and Kevin Ray Slone; grandparents, Robert E. and Gladys Whitney of Rochester and Billy and Bessie Moore of Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-13-1992
Slone Pearline, 73, died October 28, 2000 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born April 1, 1927 in Knott County, Ky., to John and Zola (Gibson) Craft. She worked at Holabird Mfg. She married Edd Slone December 29, 1945 in Wayland, Ky. Surviving are her husband; a son and his wife; Michael and Julie Slone of Kendallville; a daughter and her husband, Ruth and Jones Ratliff; 3 sisters, Lorrain Whisler and Dorothy Cahill of Shelby, Ohio, and Patty Coburn of Garrett, Ky.; 2 brothers, James of Estil, Ky., and Tommy of Garrett, Ky.; 2 granddaughters, Ashlee Slone and Rhonda White and her husband, Conrad, of Kendallville; 3 grandsons, James Ratliff and Jason and Ryan Slone of Kendallville. One brother, Worley Craft, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-30-2000
Slone Preston, 87, of Kendallville, died Feb. 10, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been a coal miner in Ky. for more than 25 years. He was employed for more than 20 years at Warner Gear in Auburn and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville. He was born Sept. 24, 1917 in Wayland, Ky., to Ike and Lorraine Slone. He married Mavis Sloan on Aug. 25, 1948 in Hindman, Ky. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Dennis Riley and Carol Slone of Kendallville; a sister, Phyllis Hatfield of Ohio; and 2 grandsons, Nathan and Kevin Riley. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-11-2005
Slone Ralph E was stillborn Oct. 6, 2010 in Parkview Noble Hospital to Shane Slone and Rachel Rhoades of Kendallville. Surviving are a sister, Rylie Osbun; a brother, Gage Godsey; grandparents, Richard and Deb Rhoades of Kendallville, Nan and Brent Eminger of Kendallville; Nancy and Andy McPherson of Rome City; and great-grandmother, Bonnie Bloomer of Wolcottville. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ralph Slone; and his great-grandfather, Cotton Combs. Funeral Saturday at Harbor of Love Baptist Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-8-2010
Slone Ronald G, 27, was killed in an automobile accident May 9. He was born Jan. 25, 1960 in Kendallville, the son of Dewey and Nancy (Jacobs) Slone. A lifetime area resident, he was a graduate of Central Noble High School and was employed by Walker’s Mfg. in Ligonier. Surviving are his parents in Kendallville; 2 sisters, Rose and Rita of Kendallville; 3 brothers, Roger of Albion, and Randy and Robbie of Kendallville; 2 grandmothers, Vernie Slone of Pippas Passes, Kay., and Cordia Jacobs of Cromwell. Services Tuesday in Salem United Baptist Church near Brimfield. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-9-1987
Slone Ronnie, 33, of Kimmell, died June 22, 2001 in Parkview Hospital. He attended West Noble High School. He was born Nov. 14, 1967 in Goshen to John L. and Ethel (Caudill) Slone. He married Margaret Hammack on Jan. 1, 1993. She died June 21, 2001. Surviving are one son, Andrew of Kimmell; 2 daughters, Teresa and Linda of Kimmell; a stepson; a brother, Randall of Churubusco; a sister, Patricia of Hart, Mich.; and a stepmother of Ligonier. Services Tuesday at Ulrey Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-24-2001
Slone Russell - See Manda Slone.
Slone Sheila - See Manda Slone.
Slone Sophie, 78, died May 22, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a member of Salem United Baptist Church and worked for 40 years at United Technologies and Cromwell Products, retiring in May 1992. She was born in Vest Ky., Sept. 1, 1924 to Dan and Margaret (Grigsby) Gibson. She married Corbet Slone July 20, 1942 in Vest. Surviving are her husband in Ligonier; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Ladonna and Larry McConahay of Stroh, Betty and Billy Tuttle of Hudson and Joeann and Ronald Spade of Angola; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Don Slone; a grandson, Christopher Mynhier; 3 sisters, Ida Owsley, Lillie Wallen and Flossie Tuttle; and one brother, Earl Gibson. Services Monday at Salem United Baptist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 5-23-2003
Slone Tabitha Lynn, daughter of Wilma Slone and Morris Whitney, R. 2, Avilla, died Dec. 6 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, shortly after birth. Surviving with her parents are a sister, Jessica Lynn Slone; and two brothers, Paul and Kevin Slone, at home; grandparents, Bessie Mae and Billy D. Moore, Avilla. Graveside services Wednesday in Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 12-15-1987 + 12-6-1987
Slone Tennessee, 72, Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 16, 1904 to Harrison and Betsy Ann (Caudill) Slone at Hollybush, Ky. She married Andy J. Slone in Aug. 1923 at Hollybush. He preceded her in death. Survivors include 7 daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Winona) Slone, Auburn, Mrs. Auston (Florida) Slone, Pippa Passes, Ky., Mrs. Garland Slone, Wawaka, Mrs. Sylva Short, Carrey, Ky., Mrs. Robert (Ruby) Taylor, Hindman, Ky., Mrs. Wallace (Blanche) Ritchie, Rome City, and Mrs. Curtis (Minnie) Slone, Carrey, Ky.; one brother, Silas, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Avava Duncon, Garrett, Ky.; 51 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Carrey Mount Olive Baptist Church, Pippa Passes. Burial, Della Slone Cemetery, Pippa Passes. + 6-?-1977
Slone Winston, 75, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in his residence. He was born in Knott County, Ky. on April 12, 1921 to Miles and Ada (Slone) Slone. On February 9, 1945 in Wayland, Ky. he married Jeanette Smith. He moved to Kendallville 40 years ago and retired in 1972 from No-Sag in Kendallville. He had been a minister 30 years. A member of Northern Little Dove Church in Pierceton, he was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Ed of Kendallville and Bill of South Milford; 4 sisters, Marie Prater and Marinda Slone of Ohio, Ruby Tiller of W.Va., and Ruth Pyck of Kendallville; 3 brothers, Clyde of Ohio, Herman of Ky., and Burnard of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Pratt, and 2 brothers, Camillus and Homer. Funeral Saturday in Northern Little Dove Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-11-1995
Slottag Ernest A, former pastor in Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell died Dec. 31, 1974 of an apparent heart malfunction. He was born Dec. 28, 1913. Funeral was Jan. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Frieda and 3 children. + 12-31-1974
Slottag John Frank, aged 3 years, 7 months and 28 days, died Monday in Riley Hospital for Children at Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 9, 1943 at Batesville, Ind. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Judith Ann; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Slottag of Forest Park, Ill. Funeral at Henney Funeral Home in Cromwell this afternoon. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1946
Slusher John, 27, R. 1, Ligonier, was killed in a 4-vehicle collision within the city limits of Portage on U. S. 20 Nov. 17. Born in Warsaw on May 30, 1938, he was the son of James and Emma Elder Slusher, Pierceton. He had resided in the Ligonier-Cromwell area for the past 7 years. On Sept. 15, 1956 he married Judith Beezley. Surviving are the wife and parents; a son, John, and 2 daughters, Peggy and Penny, all at home; 3 brothers, Dick, Rex and Raymond of Pierceton,; and one sister, Mrs. Estelle Sylvester, North Webster. Services Saturday at Spangle Funeral Home in Pierceton. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. + 11-17-1965
Slusher Larry R, 61, of Rome City, died January 17, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Bluffton May 8, 1950, to Leo Slusher and Viola Marie (Steffen) Slusher Pence. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1970. He married Christina Garman on October 9, 1976 in Avilla. He retired from United Parcel Service in 2000 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Shannon Slusher of Fort Wayne and Kent Harman of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Heidi and Dan Hart of Kendallville; his grandchildren, Evan and Payton Hart and Carter Harman; and a brother, Danny Slusher of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Sammy Slusher. Funeral Jan. 22 at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-20-2012
Slusher Lucinda L "Cindy", 33, of R. 2, Columbia City, died June 1, 1988 at home. She was born June 12, 1954 in Whitley County. A lifetime resident, she was employed by Fibre-Form Corp., Columbia City, and was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 1906. Surviving are her parents, Homer C. Hursey Jr. and Norma Jean Bolinger, both Columbia City; 3 daughters, Elizabeth Jean McClellan, Spring City, Tenn., and Stephanie Kay and Brenda Lee Slusher at home; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Tammy) Ramey, Big Lake; a brother, Gary Hursey, R. 2, Columbia City; a half-brother, Travis Hursey, Columbia City; a grandfather, Albert Birch, Albion; and one grandchild. Services Friday in Hollingsworth Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 6-1-1988
Slusher Oscar G, 50, died June 19, 2003 at his home in Ashley. He was a truck driver for Kodak and attended Barker Chapel Church. He was born Jan. 2, 1953 in Denver to Guy E. and Helen (Houser) Slusher. He is survived by 4 daughters, Rachael McDonald of Hobart, Bobbie Slusher of Redondo Breach, Calif., Becky Slusher of Edon, Ohio, and Hope Thomas of Ind.; 2 sons, Jason Slusher of Tri-Lakes and Josh Thompson of South Whitley; a brother, Ed, of Calif.; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert. Services today at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-24-2003
Slusser Daniel died October 9, 1898 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leslie Roe. He was born December 6, 1837 in Stark County, Ohio and came to Indiana in September 1857. He married Leah Flory on May 18, 1861. She died July 9, 1899. Surviving are 2 of his 6 children. * 10-13-1898
Slutz Edith died April 23 at her home in Ligonier. She is survived by her husband, John, and one brother of Chicago. She died one month after the death of her sister, Miss Jessie Decker, who died March 24, and was a sister of Mrs. Frank Bothwell, deceased, once a citizen of Albion when attorney Bothwell was clerk of the Noble Circuit Court. Funeral Saturday in Presbyterian Church in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1940 She was born and reared in Ligonier, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Decker. A brother, Will, died about 3 years ago. Ligonier Leader 4-25-1940
Smalley Charles Ray, 83, a native of Noble County and resident at Lake Papakeechie near Syracuse, died Friday in his home. Born May 25, 1882, he was married on June 25, 1952 in Warsaw to Beulah Lewis. He was a retired painter and decorator in the Ligonier community. Surviving are his wife; a stepson, Leon Frye, Billings, Mont.; and one sister, Mrs. Mae Harris, Fort Wayne. Services Monday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1965
Smalley Ellen died at her residence in Washington Twp April 5, 1878 of erysipelas. She was about 55. Albion New Era 4-18-1878
Smalley Iona, 73, died Saturday at McCray Hospital due to a heart ailment. She had resided at Ligonier before moving to Lake Papakeechie about 10 years ago. She was married Jan. 9, 1925 in Chicago to Ray C. Smalley, who survives. A sister, Mrs. Rosalie Dickinson of Ligonier survives. Funeral Monday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1949
Smalley Jacob S, son of David Smalley and Mrs. Margaret Shobe, was born Dec. 7, 1850 in Perry Twp and died June 1, 1935. He married Amanda Johnson on Aug. 30, 1906. Surviving are the widow; a nephew and 2 nieces. Funeral Tuesday at the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1935
Smalley Joseph died at his home April 11, 1920. He was born near Ligonier on January 31, 1843 and married Mary Bybee in 1870. They lived in Sparta Twp for 12 years before moving to Kosciusko County. Surviving are the wife; a son, Harry; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank Bear and Lucinda. He was a brother of Jacob Smalley. Burial, Mentone. * 4-19-1920
Smalley Lewis, 84, of Ligonier, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lena Wolfe in Fort Wayne. He was a pioneer of the Ligonier community. He is survived by 2 sons, Ray of Ligonier and Lewis of Elkhart; 3 daughters, Mrs. Myra Smith of rural Wawaka, Mrs. Lena Wolfe of Fort Wayne and Mrs. May Graham of Elkhart. + 5-?-1929
Smalley Margaret, whose maiden name was Shobe, was born near Frankford, Ross County, Ohio, July 10, 1817, and died in Noble County at her home near Ligonier, November 3, 1898. At the age of 14 years she with her parents migrated to Indiana and settled near where the city of Ligonier is now located and where she spent the balance of her life. She was married to David Smalley Dec. 12, 1839, by Daniel Harsh, the first justice of the peace in Perry Township, Noble County. From this union four children were born, three sons and one daughter, three of whom, two sons and the daughter survive. Her husband died in 1855, leaving her with a family of small children to rear and battle with the hardships of life in a new country alone which she continued to do, having been a widow for 43 years. Until the time of her death, she was the oldest living settler in Noble County and with her passing disappears the last but one of the female first settlers of Noble County and this leaves but two, one man and one woman of all the first pioneers of the county who are both living in and near Ligonier. Ligonier Leader 11-24-1898 Contributed by Judy Richter
Smalley Walter, 36, Carrollton, Texas, died Saturday in St. Paul Hospital, Dallas. He was born in Cromwell on Oct. 30, 1886 and was a Ligonier resident most of his life. His wife, the former Alta Huffman, died 19 years ago. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Ruth) Galloway, Carrollton, and Mrs. Marilyn Hicks, New Castle; a son, Buell, Bonita Springs, Fla. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. + 3-?-1973
Smart Berdena O, 75, of Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born in Kendallville January 22, 1919 to Oscar and Clara (Kline) Miller. On June 12, 1935 in Albion she married Ralph Smart. She had been a molder for Electric Motors in Garrett for 32 years and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Donald H. Weimer and Connie and Jerry Honey of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon H. and Betty Smart of Albion, and Jack and Cindy Smart of Syracuse; 3 sisters, Clarabell Boleyn of Helmer, Mary Hicks of Corunna, and Emma Jane Gaff of Columbia City; a brother, Donald Miller of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A brother, Everett Kline, preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Brushy Prairie Cemetery. + 1-9-1995
Smart Clifton L, 75, R. 2, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born July 21, 1912 in Williamsport, Ind., the son of Harvey and Eva (Shonkwiler) Smart. On Sept. 5, 1934 in Syracuse he married Margaret E. Musselman. He worked at No-Sag Products, Kendallville, for 17 years and was a past president of the AFL-CIO Union there. He was a member of Eagles and Moose Lodges and the Albion Conservation Club. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Donald and Kenneth of Kendallville, and Jerry of LaGrange; 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul (Rose) Wilson of Albion, and Mrs. Lyle (Judy) Newcomer of LaGrange; 3 sisters, Irene Straw of Huntington, Elva Gard of Kendallville, and Loretta Kitchen of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Ralph of Kendallville, and James of California; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 5-27-1988
Smart Delores M, 68, of LaOtto, died May 2, 2008 at Parkview Noble Hospital. A 1961 graduate of Fort Wayne Community Nursing School, she had worked as a licensed practical nurse. She was born Oct. 15, 1939 in Avilla to Bruce and Edith (Richards) Coil. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Egly of Avilla; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Tammy Smart of Kendallville; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marge Coil of Millersburg; 5 grandchildren, Heath, Derek, David, Crystal and William; and 5 great-grandchildren, Brook, Hope, Nevaeh, Chloe and Chase. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ^ 5-4-2007
Smart John I, 66, 220 N. Riley St., died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born Nov. 30, 1908 in Benton County to Harvey and Eva (Shonkwiler) Smart. On May 16, 1931 he married Mildred Musselman. He was a member of the First Christian Church and Fathers Auxiliary of the VFW. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons, John R., Elkhart, Robert E. and Ronald J., Kendallville, William H., LaOtto, and Frederick E., Helmer; 4 sisters, Elva Gard, Kendallville, Mrs. Irene Straw and Mrs. Mildred Walker, Huntington, and Mrs. Loretta Landon; 3 brothers, Ralph, R. 2, Kendallville, Clifton, Wolcottville, and James; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services at Hite Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 7-?-1975
Smart John R, 78, of Sebring, Fla., died Oct 21, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Noble County and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. He retired in 1971 after serving 20 years. He was a member of VFW Post 4300, American Legion Post 69, Moose Lodge 2259, and Elks Lodge 2548. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, his mother, Mildred M. Kimmell of Sebring; childen, Kim (Nancy) Smart of Weatherford, Texas, and their children, Brandy Meek and Cori Rehinheimer, Jay (Charlene) Smart of Kendallville, and their children, Josh Smart and Shondria Rangel, Kevin (Jenny) Smart) and their children, Jeffrey Smart, Jeremy Smart and Amanda Lane, Sherri (Ben) Henley of Sebring and their children, Alexandria Cusato and Vicotir Henley, Steven (Cindy) Peffley and their children, Shane, Kyle and Macie Peffley; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Robert (Janice) Smart of Raleigh Durham, N.C., William (Carole) Smart of Sebring, and Fred (Jeannette) Smart of Kendallville. Celebration of life will be held at VFW Post 4300 later. ^ 10-24-2010
Smart Kenneth E, 43, of Wolcottville, died Wednesday in rural Angola. He was born in Kendallville November 8, 1951 to Cliffton and Margaret (Musselman) Smart. He was an escort driver for a mobile home transport company. Surviving are a daughter, Cheri Armstrong of Ligonier; a son, Justin of Corunna; 2 brothers, Donald of Kendallville, Jerry of South Milford; 2 grandchildren, Bryce and Nicholas Armstrong. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, at a later date. + 9-6-1995
Smart Mary L, 73, Kendallville, died April 29, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Kendallville on Oct. 2, 1937, to Lester Wolf and Beulah L. (Rothermel) Lash. She was raised by her stepfather, Kenny Lash Sr., and he also preceded her death. She married Donald L. Smart on April 24, 1954 in. Mary Lou was employed in the past at Superior Sample in Ligonier, Tri-City Discount and American Discount Stores in Kendallville. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, the Eagles Lodge and the American Legion, Post 86, Women’s Auxiliary all in Kendallville. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Vicki and Terry McNamara, of Kendallville, and Donna and John McCoy, of Albion; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Altimus, her two sisters, Carolyn Trowbridge and JoAnn Cogan, and her brother, Richard Wolf. Funeral Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 5-1-2011
Smart Ruth L, 61, of Kendallville, died Monday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Allen Twp, Noble County, on June 27, 1932 to Harold and Evelyn (Rimmel) Iddings. A homemaker, she was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Albion and American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary in Kendallville. Surviving are 3 sons, Kim of El Paso, Texas, Jay of Kendallville, and Kevin of Biloxi, Miss.; 2 sisters, Delores Chorpenning of Albion, and Edna Vincent of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Frank Iddings of Albion and Dallas "Buck" Iddings of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren, G. Jeffrey, Jeremy and Amanda Smart of Biloxi, Joshua and Shondria Smart of Kendallville, Brandy Meeks of LaGrange, and Cory Smart of Howe; and a great-grandson, Nathaniel Meeks of LaGrange. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ May 11, 1994
Smart Vernon "Harvey", 56, of Albion, died Thursday in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center. He was born in Kendallville April 20, 1940 to Ralph and Berdena (Miller) Smart. On June 15, 1963 in Kendallville he married Betty Treesh. He had been a plant security guard and was a member of Jehovah's Witness, Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; his father; 2 sisters, Gloria Weimer and Connie Honey of Kendallville; a brother, Jack of Syracuse. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sedan Cemetery, Corunna. + 9-5-1996
Smelser Martha E, 66, died Wednesday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. She retired from Kerr Glass, Dunkirk in 1983 after 25 years. Surviving are her husband, Albert F.; 4 daughters, June Storms of Avilla, Betty Walston of Kansas City, Kan., Lois McIntire of Troy, Ohio, and Christine Kilty of Hartford City; 2 sons, Tom of Muncie and Darrell of Hartford City; a sister, Mary Mangas of Yorktown; a brother, Brie Hinkle of Daleville; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Saturday in Kiplinger Funeral Home. Burial, Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie. + 11-3-1989
Smeltzer Carl C, 84, Indian Lake Trailer Court, died Tuesday in the VA Hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1892 in Nappanee, he was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Culp) Smeltzer. On March 14, 1958, he married Thelma Galbraith in Bangor, Mich. A previous resident of Michigan, he had resided in Ligonier 11 months and Cromwell 5 years. A retired insurance salesman, he was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a veteran of WW I. Survivors include his wife; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Shirley Baxter, Bremen, and Mrs. Ruth Ann Sanford, Fort Wayne; 2 sons, David and Mark at home; and 2 stepsons, William and Richard Taylor, Syracuse; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Cemetery. + 11-?-1976
Smeltzer Ethel O, 85, 907 Sunnyside, Ligonier, died Sept. 13 in her home of complications. She was born July 3, 1983 in Jimtown, Ind. and had moved to Ligonier from Elkhart 5 years ago. She was married to Dale Smeltzer who died in 1958. She was a retired employee of Smart Wear Dress Shop and Drake’s Dept. Store, both in Elkhart. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Swartzell and Mrs. Marjorie Galloway, both of Ligonier; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-13-1978
Smeltzer Florence M, 72, of Moncks Corner, S. C., former resident of R. 4, Albion, died July 31, 1983 at Moncks Corner. She was born March 23, 1911 in Wakarusa to Harvey and Bertha Loucks Holmes and on Jan. 5, 1932 married Roscoe H. Smeltzer in Noble County. He died Sept. 11, 1971. She was well-known as a quilter. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Ilene) Deck and Mrs. Morris (Patty) Agler of R. 4, Albion, and Barbara of Jackson, Mich.; 2 sons, Lowell of Moncks Corner, S. C., and Charles of Newport News, Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Boswell of Niles, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Harold of Wakarusa, and Kenneth of Wyatt; 2 sisters, Mrs. Allen (Mary) Weldy and Mrs. John (Doris) Mikel of Wakarusa. A son, Donald, is deceased. Funeral Thursday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-31-1983
Smentek Syra, 69, died at the Sacred Heart Home Jan. 4, 1962. She was born Nov. 29, 1901 in Poland and came to the U. S. in 1922. There are no living relatives. Funeral will be Friday in Queen of Angels Chapel at Frankfort, Ill. Burial, Resurrection Cemetery near Lockport, Ill. + 10-?-1971

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