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Statler Harold Joseph, 71, was found dead in his semi on Highway 20 at Racine, Wis. Aug. 2, 2001. A 1947 graduate of St. Thomas High School, St. Thomas, Pa., he was a farmer and worked for 40 years as a long-haul truck driver for Daily Express, Carlisle, Pa. He was a member of Columbia City Eagles Lodge 1906. He was born Sept. 9, 1929 in Chambersburg, Pa. to Harry Nelson and Clara (Myers) Statler. On Dec. 3, 1971 in Front Royal, Va., he married Colleen Phyllis Myers. Surviving are his wife in Albion; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Alan and Vickie Statler of Chambersburg, Pa., David and Jill Hendrickson of Columbia City, Dwight Hendrickson and Bradley Statler of Kendallville; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Trudy and Dan Gaerte, Deb and Al Gaerte, Denise and Gary Schott and Diane and Paul Mosley of Albion, and Susan and Tom Asbury of Brandy, Va.; a sister, Viola M. McLucas of LeMaster, Pa.; 31 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Demoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 8-4-2001
Staton Anthony J, 12, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday (d.7-5-1988) at his residence. He was born July 10, 1975 in Kendallville to Danny and Patricia (Godfrey) Staton. He had lived in the Albion area until moving to Fort Wayne 4 years ago. Surviving are his father in Ligonier and his mother in Fort Wayne; 3 stepsisters, Fawn, Erica and Christine Staton; and 3 stepbrothers, Robert, Christopher and Adam Staton; and grandparents, Leontine Godfrey, Albion, and Laurel and Evelyn Harlan, Ligonier. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-5-1988
Staton Arthur, about 73, a resident of Noble County for 34 years, died at his home at Diamond Lake last week. Funeral was at a Ligonier funeral home last Thursday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. A retired farmer, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Lee of Ligonier; 4 sons, Harry, Chester, Chalmer and James of Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Clifford Hobbs of Kimmell; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. + No date
Staton Chalmer, 67, formerly of R. 3, Ligonier, died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 8, 1911 in Bath County, Ky., a son of Arthur and Rosa (Alfrey) Staton. He was married Dec. 9, 1929 in Benton to Mary Dellinger, who died in 1976. On March 12, 1978 he married Lucille Staton in Kimmell. He was retired from Lyon and Greenleaf, Ligonier, was a lifetime Ligonier resident and a member of Richville United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Connie) Bradshaw, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Roger (Rosemary) Sprague, Ligonier; 2 grandchildren; and one sister, Lelia Galloway, Ligonier. Funeral today from Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Staton Ethel May, 77, of 704 Jay St., Ligonier, died Wednesday at her residence. Born June 10, 1905 in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of James and Ella May (Grimes) Reed. On Sept. 15, 1924 in Albion, she married Chester Staton, who died in 1961. A lifetime area resident, she owned and operated Staton’s Grocery on the north side of Ligonier. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Women’s Relief Corps, Senior Citizens, and Small Business Association. Surviving are 2 daughters, Donnabelle Hill and Barbara Kief; and 3 sons, Olin Gene, Robert and John of Ligonier; 2 brothers, William of Columbia City, and Harry of Albion; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-13-1983
Staton Harry, about 69, died Dec. 27, 1970 at the LaGrange Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was born Jan. 26, 1901 in Round City, Ky., the son of Arthur and Rosa (Alfrey) Staton. He was almost a lifelong resident of Noble County and was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, the former Lucille Fausnaugh; a daughter, Mrs. Rex Smolek of Iowa City, Iowa; a son, Clarence of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Galloway of Ligonier; and a brother, Chalmer of Ligonier; and 6 grandchildren. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1970
Staton James, about 46, died at his York Twp farm home Nov. 11, 1961 of a heart attack. He was a school bus driver for York Twp. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, 3 sons; a daughter; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers and one sister. Funeral at a Ligonier funeral home Tuesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1961
Staton John C, 38, of R. 1, Ligonier, died May 22 and was found Tuesday at his residence. He was born April 10, 1946 in Kendallville to Chester and Ethel (Reed) Staton. On Nov. 18, 1972 in Ligonier he married Julia Kidd. A lifetime Ligonier area resident, he was vice president of Kidd and Co., Inc., Ligonier, an Army veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict and a member of the Ligonier American Legion. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Anna Marie and Carrie Fay of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Donnabelle Hill and Barbara Kief; and 2 brothers, Olin Gene and Robert, all of Ligonier. Memorial service Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-22-1984
Staton Lucille R, 91, of Kimmell, died April 8, 1995 in Kingston Care Center in Ligonier. She was born in Kimmell on January 10, 1904 to Theodore and Edith (Growcock) Fausnaugh. She married Harry Staton on August 11, 1921 in Noble County and he died in 1970. On March 12, 1978 in Kimmell she married Chalmer Staton. He died in 1979. A lifetime Noble County resident, she was a homemaker and a member of Kimmell United Methodist Church, York Twp Homemakers Club and Pleasure Club. Surviving are a son, Clarence, of Little Field, Ariz.; a daughter, Kay Smolek of Iowa City, Ia.; a brother, Bernard Fausnaugh of Kimmell; 2 sisters, Cleo Taylor and Gilva Miller of Kimmell; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild; 4 brothers and a sister. Funeral Tuesday at Kimmell United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-8-1995
Staton Mary Lavina, 65, Ligonier, died today in Goshen Hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1910 in Darke County, Ohio, to Oscar and Ella Dellinger. She married Chalmer Staton Dec. 9, 1929 in Benton. She was a Ligonier resident most of her life, a member of Richville United Methodist Church and Perry Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Connie Johnson, Fort Wayne, and Rosemary at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Keith Giggy, Howe, and Mrs. Fern Boals, Luther, Mich.; and one grandchild. Funeral in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier, Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Staton Robert D, 51, of R. 1, Ligonier, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 11, 1936 in Ligonier, the son of Chester and Ethel (Reed) Staton. On June 24, 1955 in Ligonier he married Marjorie Adams Holm. A lifetime area resident, he had worked 17 years as a barber, had been employed by StarCraft in Goshen, and most recently had owned R. D. Staton Woodworking Shop. He was a member of Ligonier Church of Christ and a charter member of Stones’ Trace Historical Society. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Christopher of Chicago and Eric of Mentone; 2 sisters, Donnabelle Hill and Barbara Kief ; and a brother, Olin C., all of Ligonier. A brother, John preceded him in death. Services Friday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-24-1988
Staton Rosa, 53, died Tuesday at her home near Kimmell. Surviving are her husband, Arthur; 5 children, Harry, Chester, Chalmer and James, and Mrs. Leila Lee, all of Ligonier; 4 brothers, 4 sisters and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at the residence. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Stauffer Mary Ilene (Pepple) died at Angola at Deer Forest Resort Oct. 24. She had been a resident of Elkhart County most of her adult life. She attended Noble County schools and was a graduate of Huntertown High School. Surviving are her husband, Glen; 2 daughters, a son; a brother, Lloyd Pepple, Columbia City; 4 sisters, Sara Pepple and Marjorie Scroggs, Fort Wayne, Lucille Barnhart, Churubusco, and Catherine Clingenpeel, Avilla. * 11-6-1980
Stead Bruce
, 77, died in his home in Kendallville Monday of uremic poisoning. He operated a general store at Brushy Prairie for a number of years, coming to Kendallville in 1928 where he represented local automobile agencies as a salesman. He was twice married, and surviving are his widow, former Kendallville school teacher; and one nephew, Charles Anderson of near Howe. Funeral Thursday. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery. + 10-?-1940
Stead Frank, 48, of Kendallville, died Wednesday from a heart attack while attending a convention at the Spink Wawasee Hotel. Surviving are the widow, formerly Eva Belle Sutton, who became his bride on July 4; and his father, Bruce. Funeral Saturday from E. Springfield Church, LaGrange County. Burial, local cemetery. + 7-?-1936
Stebing Berniece P, 87, who resided at Auburn, died in DeKalb Hospital. She was born April 24, 1896 in Albion, a daughter of Thomas S. and Olive (Rimmel) Weimer, but had resided in Auburn most of her life. She was married Aug. 7, 1915 in Albion to Perry Stebing, who died May 30, 1963. Surviving are 2 sons, Roger, Garrett, and Donald, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Philip (Helen) Bussell, Auburn; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn where services will be Tuesday. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 6-3-1983
Stechcon David Paul, 8-year old son of Mrs. June Stechon, Ligonier, with whom he lived, and Joseph Stechcon, who lives northeast of Kendallville and at whose home he had been visiting, was killed Friday as the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car on the Cemetery Road about 5 miles northeast of Kendallville. It happened in front of the home of his sister, Mrs. Doyne C. Perkins , as he was pedaling back to Ligonier after visiting his father. Surviving are the parents; sister; a brother, Michael J; another sister, Mrs. William E. Young, Kendallville; grandparents, Mrs. John Stechcon of near Kendallville, and Odis Billman, Ligonier. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1962
Stechcon Joseph, 72, of 240 Angling Road, Kendallville, died Monday at McCray Hospital following emergency surgery. He was born in Iowa Jan. 28, 1914 to John and Mary (Dugess) Stechcon. He moved to Kendallville 5 years ago from Ligonier and had been employed as manager of the Helmer Service Station. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Doyne (Judy) Perkins, and Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Kern of Kendallville; a son, Michael of Houston, Texas; 3 sons, Franceais Downes and Vern Alden of South Bend; and Betty Spitler of Youngstown, Ohio; 2 brothers, John of San Jacinto, Calif., and Frank of South Bend; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. One son, David, preceded him in death in 1962, and 2 sisters also preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-21-1986
Steck Leone, 82, of Lake Wawasee, died Thursday at the Ligonier Nursing Home from cancer. She was born Jan. 6, 1879 at Phillipsburg, Pa. to J. Frank and Belle (Stephens) Bair. She was married in 1913 to M. O. Steck. She had resided at Lake Wawasee since 1936 and was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving are the husband; 3 sisters; 5 half-sisters and one brother. Services Saturday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1961
Steck Wilma D, 82, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. Born in Columbia City, she lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She retired as a private duty nurse in 1984 after 50 years. Her husband, Frederick G., died in 1975. Surviving are a brother, Esta Hill of Mishawaka; and a sister, Alice Adair of Wolf Lake. Services Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 12-20-1989
Steckley Alma Kathleen Hill, 82, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died April 15, 2005 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo. She was born Jan. 20, 1923 in Wells County, the daughter of Ophel H. and Leona (Raver) Powell. She graduated from Rockcreek High School in 1941. She was employed at McCray Refrigeration, Prudential Insurance Co., Kraft Foods and Hosler Realty and served as executive secretary of the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce for 7 years. In 1945 she married Harold Hill, who preceded her in death. In 1977 she married Vern Steckley. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and Psi Iota Xi sorority. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Durrell McKenzie of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Rebecca and John Dykstra of Brooklyn, Mich.; 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Shari and Grant Kuhn, Debra and Matthew Musk, Gregory and Shelly and Thomas and Dayna Dykstra; 13 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Lauren, Haley and McKenna Kuhn, Christopher, Anthony, Caymen, Erik, Bryan, Kaitlyn, Ryley, Zayne and Abygael Dykstra; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Rex Coffield of Bluffton; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Evelyn Hill of Wolcottville; and 3 stepchildren. Services April 19 at Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-17-2005
Steckley Emma, 74, died last Wednesday at the home of her son, Russell, Kendallville, from complications. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son, Mrs. Maude Diehm, Stroh, Mrs. Myrtle McCally, Jefferson Twp, Mrs. Bessie Foor and Russell, Kendallville; 8 brothers and sisters, Sherman Wert, Fort Myers, Fla., Bert Wert and Mrs. Curtis Harper, Kendallville, Ellsworth Wert, Mrs. Amanda Holcolm, LaGrange, Mrs. William Maxwell, Burr Oak, Mich., Mrs. Minnie McLean, Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Emma Wentworth, South Milford. Funeral Saturday from the Evangelical Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1935
Steckley John F, 91, died Nov. 25, 2007 at Putman Medical Center, Palatka, Fla. He was a WW II veteran of the Merchant Marines who graduated from Chicago Technical Institute. He retired in 1980 as office manager of the Florida Dept. of Transportation in East Palatka. He was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Pamona Park, American Legion Post 202, American Merchant Marines Veterans in Jacksonville and Woodmen of the World Lodge 7. He was born in Kendallville on Nov. 16, 1916 to Frank and Marie Plescher Steckley. He married Lucille Parker on July 3, 1938 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Steckley of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Vern Highley of Satsuma, Fla.; a half-brother and his spouse, Lee and Donna Myers of Auburn; 2 grandchildren and their spouses, Anita and Robert Poehinian and Lisa and Henry Maldonado; 4 great-grandchildren, Ashley Johnston, Patrick Green, Brandon Geiger and Nicole Maldonado. Preceding him in death were a sister, Virginia Simon; and 2 stepsisters, Ruby Uhl and Virginia Miller. Services Wednesday at Masters Funeral Home, Palatka. Burial, Palatka Memorial Gardens. ^ 11-27-2007
Steckley Margaret C, 63, 113 S. State St., Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. She was born June 26, 1912 in Auburn to J. Frank and Evelyn (Myers) Cramer. She married Vern F. Steckley Sept. 14, 1935 in Kendallville. She lived in Kendallville 57 years, graduated from Kendallville High School and attended Indiana University. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kendallville, Sigma Eta Fine Arts and Tri Kappa Sororities. She taught violin and piano and directed the Kendallville Junior High School orchestra a number of years. Survivors include her husband; her mother; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Suzanne) Lantz, Libertyville, Ill., and Mrs. Thomas (Rosemary) King, Harrisonburg, Va.; one son, George, Galesburg, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Joanne) Roberts, Dallas, Tex.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1976
Steckly Emma, (Mrs. Pearl) a former resident of Kendallville, was found dead in bed at the home of her father, Warren Goddard, near Angola, this morning, death being presumably due to a heart attack. Surviving besides the father is a sister, Mrs. Bertha Sanders of near Angola. Funeral Sunday at the Jones Chapel northeast of Angola. ^ 9-28-1934
Steed Susanah (Busz), 47, died at her home in Fort Wayne Feb. 11, 1948. Surviving are her husband, Marshall; 2 sons, Edward of Fort Wayne and Russell at home; a granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. George Blaskie of Albion; 2 brothers, Thurman Busz, Pierceton, and Harvey Busz of Albion. Funeral at Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne Feb. 14. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 2-?-1948
Steel April E, 49, of Kendallville, died April 9, 2012 at Parkview Noble Hospital.  She was born in San Francisco, California, on March 21, 1963, to Jack and Deloris “Dee” (Doughtery) Stephen. She graduated from East Noble High School in 1981 and married Larry Wayne Steel on July 29, 1983. She was the kitchen manager for Mad Anthony Tavern in Auburn for 10 years. Survivors include her husband; 2 daughters, Samantha Steel of Angola and Tabitha Steel of Kendallville; a son, Derek Steel of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Ayan Hall, Hailee Schambers and Jacob Steel; a brother, Jack and Julie Stephen of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Dawn and Jamie Conley of Angola. Funmeral April 13 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-12-2012
Steel Bonnie Jean, 40, (b.12-2-1919) was killed June 11, 1960 when her northbound car was struck by a westbound B&O freight train at the State Road 9 crossing in the south part of Albion. Surviving are the husband, Joseph G; a son, Phillip, serving with the U. S. Army at Fort Davison, Mass.; 2 daughters, Paula Jean and Judy Lee at home; her stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hazelbaker of North Liberty; one brother, Francis DePew of Logansport; 3 sisters, Mrs. Clifford Ward of Walkerton, Mrs. Alfred Duncan of Muskegon Heights, Mich., and Mrs. Gene Adams of North Liberty. Funeral Monday at the Albion First Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1960
Steel Joseph G, about 57, of R. 1, Albion, died Saturday (d. 7-20-1974) in the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 30, 1916 in Noble County to Stacy S. and Myrtle (Danner) Steel. He was a lifetime resident of Albion area, an employee of General Telephone, and a member of the American Legion Post 246 in Albion, the VFW of Churubusco, and the Eagles Lodge of Albion. Surviving are his wife, Madeline; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Paula) Johns, and Mrs. Danny (Judy) Zimmerman of Fla.; one son, Phillip of Colorado; 4 grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1974
Steel Madeline M, 93, of Kendallville, died February 3, 2007 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. On October 10, 1913, she was born in New York, N.Y., to Dietrich and Mary (Kohler) Gieschen. She married Joe Steel in September 1960. He preceded her in death. She lived in Albion since 1960 and moved to Kendallville in 1980. She worked for the Noble County Sheriff's Dept. and was a member of Albion American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Robert Neville of Fort Wayne, and Paula Johns of Eaton, Ga.; a son, Phil, of Farwell, Neb.; 6 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 2-5-2007
Steel Myrtle M, about 62, almost a lifelong resident of this community, died Sept. 19, 1948 at McCray Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Stacy; and one son, Joe of Albion; 3 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Carrie Larry of Toledo, Ohio; and a brother, Ray Washburn of Toledo. Funeral was at the Methodist Church, of which she was a member, yesterday. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and the Rebekah Lodge. + 9-?-1948
Steel Salome, 80 years, 10 months and 5 days, wife of Granville Steel, deceased, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Forrest More, Saturday. She was a pioneer resident of York Twp. She is survived by a son, Stacy; and a daughter, Ada More; a grandson, Joseph Steel; and a granddaughter, Marie More. Funeral Tuesday at the More home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1937
Steel Stacy S, about 70, died Nov. 15, 1951 in Albion at the home of his son, Joseph. All of his life was spent in this community where he was born on Feb. 25, 1881. Funeral was Sunday at the Albion Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his son; a sister, Mrs. Ada More; and 3 grandchildren, all of Albion. He was a son of Joseph G. and Salome Palmer Steel, Noble County pioneers. He was married Oct. 22, 1911 to Myrtle Mae Danner at the home of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Danner. He belonged to IOOF, the Rebekahs, the Knights of Pythias, the Jefferson Twp Conservation Club and Noble County Farm Bureau. + 11-?-1951
Steele Alesia S, 38, of Ligonier, died Wednesday in an auto accident in Ligonier. She was born in Shelby, Ohio, April 3, 1960 to Delbert and Phyllis (Jarrells) Hicks. She married Randall Steele on November 13, 1993 in Ligonier. A 1978 graduate of Shelby High School, she was employed as a certified nursing assistant for Emergency Medical Staffing and was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church of God in Ligonier. Surviving are her husband; her mother; a brother, Joseph of Shelby; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ron (Willia) Leer, Kathy Price and Sarah Hicks, of Mansfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Gene (Ellen) Richard of Wooster, Ohio. Funeral Saturday in The Apostolic Church of God. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-13-1998
Steele Glenn F, 71, Goshen, was dead on arrival from an apparent heart attack at Elkhart Hospital Aug. 13. He was returning from South Bend when his car went off the road and hit a mailbox. He was born Dec. 3, 1909 in Noble County, had resided in the area 41 years, coming from Ligonier, was a retired tanker driver for Standard Oil in Granger and delivered oil in the Goshen area. He was a member of Eighth St. Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Pauline Brill, whom he married June 29, 1935 in Topeka; a son, Thomas, Gahanna, Ohio; a granddaughter; a brother, Gerald, Vero Beach, Fla.; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Roy (Mae) Hartzler, Ligonier, and Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Campbell, Fort Wayne. A sister, Gladys Whitford, preceded him in death. + 8-13-1980
Steele Helen, 81, of Ligonier, died October 11, 2011, at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She was born on October 1, 1930, to Willie and Lillie M. (Crider) Brickey in Dorchester, Va.  On May 3, 1947, she married Junis T. Steele.  He died May 23, 2004.  She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Ligonier. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Steele of Ligonier; 4 sons, Glen (Flo) Steele of Ligonier, Gary (Patricia) Steele of Kimmell, Randy Steele of Ligonier and Kevin Steele of Albion; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lee Edward (Glenda) Brickey of Cromwell. She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Steele; a great-granddaughter, Leah Grace Steele; two brothers, William Jr. and Jim Ray Brickey; and a sister, Jeanette Brickey. Funeral Oct. 15 at Apostolic Faith Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-13-2011
Steele Joseph G, 70, a farmer residing two miles west of Albion, was found dead in his barn Friday by his wife. He was pronounced dead due to apoplexy. He is survived by the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Forrest Moore; a son; and several grandchildren. Funeral Sunday. ~ 2-16-1916
Steele Junis T, 81, of Ligonier, died May 23, 2004 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. He was a coal miner in Va., and retired from All-Metal in Ligonier. He was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church of Ligonier and the United Mine Workers. He was born April 8, 1923 in Norton, Va. to Ben and Venie (Wells) Steele. On May 3, 1947 in Norton, Va., he married Helen Brickey. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mary of Ligonier; 5 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Thomas and Rita of Kimmell, Glenn and Flo, Gary, Randy, and Kevin of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Carrie Belle Reed of Baltimore, Md., and Ethel Steele of Norton; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Services Wednesday at Apostolic Faith Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 5-24-2004
Steele Mary M
, 59, of Ligonier, died September 1, 2013. She was born on February 14, 1954, to Junis T. and Helen (Brickey) Steele in Norton, Virginia. She was a member of the Apostolic Church in Ligonier. She is survived by 4 brothers, Glen (Flo) Steele of Ligonier, Gary (Karla) Steele of Kimmell, Randy Steele of Ligonier, Kevin (Cindy Staton) Steele of Albion. She was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas. Funeral, September 5 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 9-4-2013
Steele Tom, 61, of Kimmell, died July 5, 2009 at his residence. He was born Dec. 14, 1947 in Norton, Va., to Junis and Helen (Brickey) Steele. He married Rita Shisler on July 3, 1976. He was a custodian at West Noble School Corporation for over 12 years and had worked for Kimmell Bulldozing several years. He was a member of the VFW in Wolf Lake and a former member of Ligonier Eagles. He served in the Army during Vietnam Conflict. Surviving are his wife; 4 children, Kenna (Matt) Cross of Albion, Travis (Stacy) Steele of Kimmell, Toby Steele of Fishers and Gavin Steele of Franklin; 2 grandsons, Walker and Trevor; his mother; 4 brothers, Glen (Flo) Steele of Ligonier, Gary (Pat) Steele of Cromwell, Randy Steele of Ligonier and Kevin Steele of Albion; and one sister, Mary Steele of Ligonier. Services July 9 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-7-2009
Steeves Marjorie E, 63, died Nov. 3 at Columbia City Community Care Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1920 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Elva and Helen (Herald) Hartup. She married Walter Steeves in 1936 in Columbia City. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Stephanie, Fort Wayne, Yvonne, New York, and Denise Munger of California; four sisters, Marilyn Wappes, Avilla, Roseanna Goings and Helen Peters, Albion, and Kathryn Graves, Fort Wayne; a brother, Harold, Churubusco; and two grandchildren. Services Sunday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 11-10-1983 + 11-3-1983
Steeves Walter H, 83, died Monday in The Oaks in Columbia City. He was born in New Haven, Conn. April 2, 1914 to Walter A. and Alice (Blackman) Steeves. In 1937 he married Marjorie Hartup. She died November 3, 1983. He moved to this area in 1937 and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He and his wife lived in Alaska for 10 years and then in Conn. several years before moving to the Albion area in 1980. He was a retired ham radio, radar and television repairman. Surviving are 2 daughters, Yvonne Avdoulos of Milton, N.Y., and Denise Munger of Sevierville, Tenn.; 3 sisters-in-law, Marilyn Wappes, Rosanna Goings and Helen Peters of Albion; and 3 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie, in July. Funeral Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. +10-13-1997
Stefanowski Anthony, 71, former Ligonier resident, died Thursday at Elkhart Home Care Center. He was born April 27, 1911 in West Hammond, Ill. to Louis and Theophila (Drozdowska) Stefanowski. Surviving are 2 sisters, Florence Tavlovic of Waukegan, Ill., and Helen Bellman of Ligonier; and a brother, Phil of Lake Worth, Fla. Graveside services Saturday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-6-1983
Steffe Alvin E, 76, R. 1, Rome City, died Tuesday at VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 1, 1911 in LaGrange County, the son of Franklin and Myrtle (Malone) Steffe. On April 14, 1956 he married Lela Herron in LaGrange County. He was a WW II veteran and served as the Rome City marshal until his retirement 10 years ago. He was a member of the Noble County Law Enforcement Association. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Tina) Merriman, Omaha, Neb.; one son, Merlin, R. 1, Wolcottville; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Vaughn (Melody) Norton, Orland, and Mrs. Larry (Terry) Kline, Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Walter (Lucille) Weible, Kendallville, and Mrs. Dorlas Kline, Syracuse; one brother, Franklin, Albion; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, 2 brothers and a grandchild. Funeral Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, English Prairie Cemetery. + 10-13-1987
Steffe Brayden G died shortly after birth July 21, 2006 at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Surviving are his parents, Chris and Wendy (Smith) Steffe of Albion; siblings, Corey and Amber; grandparents, Kay and Lynn Rice of Albion, Barry and Brenda Steffe of Ligonier and Greg and Misty Smith of Big Lake. Graveside services Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 7-25-2006
Steffe Franklin Junior, 69, died July 20 at his residence in Albion. He was born in Mongo on Jan. 12, 1927, the son of Benjamin and Myrtle (Malone) Steffe. On Feb. 9, 1946 he married Donna Jean Treesh. A U. S. Army veteran of WW II, he was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion. He was a molder for Newnam Foundry. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Pamela Davis of Avilla; 3 sons, Larry of Auburn, Garry of Watseka, Ill., and Barry of Ligonier; a sister, Dorllas Kline; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Harry; a sister, Lucille Weible; and 3 brothers, Leo, Alvin and Merlin. Funeral July 23 in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, English Prairie Cemetery, Mongo. ~ 8-1-1996
Steffe Harry L, 33, (b.12-18-1951) Churubusco, died May 3 in an automobile accident north of Churubusco. He was employed at Cromwell Manufacturing and was to be married to Roberta Montel in July. Surviving are his parents, Frank and Jean Treesh Steffe of Albion; three brothers, Larry of Cromwell, Garry, Watseka, Ill., and Barry of Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Roger (Pamela) Garringer of Kendallville. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, English Prairie Cemetery, Brighton. ~ 5-9-1985
Steffen Wilbur W, 58, Hartford City, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Adams County Jan. 24, 1925 to Samuel and Aldine (Toner) Steffen. He had worked for Bearcreek Farms of Bryant and J.O.B.S. in Hartford City. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Post in Bluffton. Surviving are a son, Wayne of Kendallville; 3 sisters; a brother. Services Thursday at Waters Funeral Home, Hartford City. Burial, Hartford City IOOF Cemetery. + 8-?-1983
Steffey Mary E, 51, of R. 3, Albion, died Wednesday (d. 1-15-1986) at Whitley County Hospital. She was born in Cromwell Aug. 7, 1934 to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Leslie. A lifetime area resident, she was employed by Monsanto. Surviving are her husband, William; a son, Andy of rural Kimmell; a grandchild and several brothers and sisters. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 1-15-1986
Steffey Maude L, 90, R. 3, Albion, died Monday (d.10-17-1977) in Whitley County Hospital. Born June 17, 1887 in Gridley, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Lena (Staker) Neuhouser. She married Vern J. Steffey in 1910 in Chicago, Ill. He died in 1969. She has resided in the Albion area since 1931. Survivors are 2 sons, Warner, Oakland, Calif., and William, rural Albion; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1977
Steffey Vern J, 82, of R. 2, Albion, was found dead in his bed Feb. 25, 1969 by Mrs. Steffey. Death, due to natural causes, is believed to have been at about 1 a.m. A retired farmer, he was born Feb. 19, 1887 in Noble County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Zoe McMahan) Steffey. Survivors include his widow, the former Maude Neuhouser; 2 sons, William of R. 2, Albion, and Warner of Calif.; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion Feb. 28. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1969
Steffey William W, 85, rural Avilla, died July 15, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born April 17, 1926 in Mankato, Minnesota, a son of Vern J. and Maude (Neuhouser) Steffey. He married Mary Leslie in 1957, and spent all of his adult life in Noble County, where he was engaged in farming and also worked as a machinist. He was a member of the Garrett Railroad Historical Society, collected antique railroad lanterns, and restored the motor car for the Garrett Railroad Museum. Mrs. Steffey died in 1986. Surviving are 2 children Andrew J. (Jennifer) Steffey of Albion and Cindy (Dan) Chalfant of Land-O-Lakes, Fla; 4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Warner Steffey. ^ 7-17-2011
Steffey Zoe (McMahan) was born Sept. 21, 1861 in Jefferson Twp, died at the family home southeast of Albion April 29, 1928. Her entire life was spent in this community. She was married Jan. 19, 1882 to A. J. Steffey. One son, Vern J., Mankato, Minn., was born to them. She is survived by the husband; the son; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillie Benward and Miss Tammie McMahan. Two brothers and her parents preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral at the home Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1928
Steiger Andrew G, 71, of 315 E. Northport Road, Rome City, died Thursday at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne March 26, 1911 to Adam and Anna (Lerch) Steiger. On Feb. 14, 1941 in Delphos, Ohio, he married Lauretta M. Tegenkamp. He had lived in Rome City the past 41 years and was a member of St. Gaspar’s Catholic Church, Rome City American Legion, 40 & 8 Club, Harvest House and Noble County Council on Aging. Surviving are his wife; 2 sisters, Marcella Schnelker and Irene Danileweicz of Fort Wayne. Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Services Saturday at St. Gaspar’s Church. Burial, Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos. + 6-15-1982
Steiger Lauretta M, 74, of 410 N. Maple St., Delphos, died today in St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Dec. 8, 1912 in Delphos to Clement J. and Louisa M. (Stopher) Tegenkamp. On Feb. 14, 1941, she married Andrew G. Steiger, who died in 1982. She spent most of her married life in the Rome City area and was a member of St. John Catholic Church. Surviving are a sister, Rita McCabe of Delphos; 2 nephews, Thomas and John McCabe; and a niece, Nancy Agler. The mass of Christian burial will be Friday in St. John Church, Delphos, with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. + 5-12-1987
Steigmeyer - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Steigmeyer of Garrett was stillborn in the Sacred Heart Hospital Tuesday. The mother is the former Sharon Simon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Simon of Kendallville. Graveside services Wednesday in Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville . ~ 8-14-1952
Steigmeyer Jerome E, 71, died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a machinist for Magnavox Co. of Fort Wayne for 32 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Garrett American Legion, Country Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church, and had lived in the Garrett and LaGrange areas. He was born September 9, 1922 in Decatur to Roman J. and Laura E. (Blotkamp) Steigmeyer. He married Gwendolyn C. Moats on Mary 22, 1948 in Garrett. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Steve of Tecumseh, Mich., and Mark of Fort Wayne; 3 daughters, Marcia Krontz and Cindy Rassel of Garrett, and Kathy Grawcock of LaOtto; 2 brothers, James of Erie, Pa., and William of Garrett; 4 sisters, Virginia Manon and Patricia Frymier of Auburn, and Mary Wilcoxson and Sharon Simon of Garrett; and 9 grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death. Services Thursday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 10-26-1993
Steigmeyer Laura E, 74, died Monday in Garrett Hospital of complications. Formerly of 308 S. Cowen St., Garrett, she was born in Avilla July 21, 1899, the daughter of Joseph J. and Mary A. (Teders) Blotkamp. She married Roman J. Steigmeyer in 1920 in Avilla. He died Nov. 24, 1971. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Rosary Society, Garrett, Ladies Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Manon, Auburn, Mrs. Raymond Elser, Albion, Mrs. Richard Wilcoxson, R. 1, Garrett, Mrs. Neal Simon, 216 S. Harrison St., Garrett; 6 sons, Jerome and William, Garrett, Edward, Naperville, Ill., Adrian, Auburndale, Fla., Ralph, Ludlow, Mass., and James, Erie, Penn.; a sister, Mrs. Emmett Traxler, Garrett; 38 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass at St. Joseph’s Church is Thursday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. + 1-?-1974
Steigmeyer William E, 74, died Sept. 2, 2002 at Miller's Merry Manor in Garrett. He retired in 1989 after 39 years as a freight conductor for CSX. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett and the Garrett Eagles. He was born Feb. 14, 1928 in Garrett to Roman and Laura (Blotkamp) Steigmeyer. He married Sharon L. Simon on Sept. 29, 1951 in Garrett. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Brent of Auburn and Glenn of South Ogden, Utah; and 4 sisters, Mary Wilcoxson of Avilla, Virginia Manon of Auburn, and Sharon Simon of Garrett. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Ralph, Jerome, Jim, Edward and Adrian; and a daughter, Clara. Services Thursday at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-4-2002
Stein Minnie, 97, died Thursday in the Lutheran Home. Born Jan. 18, 1877 in Germany, she was the daughter of August and Pauline (Luetke) Hass. She married Andrew Stein, who died Jan. 8, 1953. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are a sister, Augusta Sprandel; 2 brothers, Gustav, R. 2, Kendallville, and Walter, Albion. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1974
Stein Paul F, 79, died this morning in McCray Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1895 to Robert J. and Hulda (Siefert) Stein. His wife preceded him in death. A retired truck driver, he resided for 2 years in Rome City. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Allen (Helen) Douglas, Rome City, Mrs. Leonard (Donna) Phillips, Anoka, Minn., and Mrs. Bill (Sandra) Johnson, Churubusco; 2 sons, Paul Jr., Fort Wayne, and Robert E., Hayward, Cal.; one sister, Bertha Witham, Marion, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Elzey, Dickey, Haggard Home for Funerals, Waynedale, Thursday. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery. + 10-?-1975
Steinbacher Dolores K, 92, of Garrett, died May 7, 2009 in Garrett. She had worked for Montgomery Ward for 15 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Garrett Nazarene Church. She was born Feb. 15, 1917 in Cortland, Ohio to John and Bessie (Boekeloo) Lake. She married Charles Steinbacher on June 12, 1935 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; a son, Robert Steinbacher of Sebastian, Fla.; 3 daughters, Dolores and Gerald Hedges and Sharon and James Miller of Fort Wayne, and Barbara and James Fahlsing of Georgia; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Services Monday at Thomas Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 5-8-2009
Steinbacher Tharsilla, 76, R. 1, Wawaka, died Sunday at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1905 in Fort Wayne to Henry and Christina (Otten) Eising and married Maurice Steinbacher May 18, 1940. He died in 1976. She had lived in the area 7 years, moving from Fort Wayne, and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Wolf of Wawaka; a son, Richard of Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert of Chicago; and 8 grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 12-12-1982
Steinbarger Darrell A, 61, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born Nov. 9, 1918 in LaGrange County, he was the son of Cassius and Alta (Knepp) Steinbarger. He married Ruth Laughlin Jan. 1, 1946 in LaGrange. A lifetime resident, he was manager of the Economizer Station, West Central Ave. He was a member of the American Legion in Topeka, LaGrange Moose Lodge and Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Sandra) Frank of Cleveland, Ohio; 2 sons, Douglas of Oxford and Randy of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Gary of Angola; and 6 grandchildren. Services in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange Saturday. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 9-?-1980
Steiner Clinton, a former resident of Avilla, but for some time has been living on a farm near Albion, was found dead in a ditch that he was working on. He had been missing for the past few days and searching parties had failed to locate him, until Wednesday morning when one of the searchers happened to see a small portion of one of Mr. Steiner’s arms in a pool of water. He had been a victim of a stroke of apoplexy. He was born in Perry County, O., Jan. 14, 1861, and died near Albion Feb. 17, 1925, aged 67 years, one month and 3 days. In June 1885 he married Ruth Parker, and they had 5 children. In 1902 the wife died in Paulding County, O. He later married Mary McCloskey, who with the 5 children survive. They are Clarence and Arlo of Ashland, O., Mrs. Ethel Flaugh of Fort Wayne, Archie, and Mrs. Agnes Smith of Latty, O. Short services were held at Bonham Undertaking Parlors Thursday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 2-26-1925 + 2-?-1925
Steinway Eileen (Pollock), former Wolf Lake resident, died Friday at her home in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pollock returned Thursday from Martinsville where services and burial were conducted for his sister. + 2-?-1967
Steller A Louise, 59, R. 2, Ligonier, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 12, 1920 in Kosciusko County, the daughter of Leander T. and Aura V. (Weimer) Yoder. On June 29, 1939 she married Baron Steller in Cromwell. Surviving are her husband; one son, Tony, Kimmell; 2 brothers, Charles, Ligonier, and Walter, Huntington; and one grandchild. Funeral Monday in Sparta United Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
Steller Audrey L Sisterhen, 93, died January 22, 1992 in Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Ligonier. She was born July 31, 1898 in Edgerton, Ohio to Fred and Jennie (Weldy) Burkhart. On May 22, 1918 she married Louis E. Sisterhen in South Bend. He died in 1942. She married Floyd W. Steller on November 27, 1960 in Ligonier. He died in 1976. An area resident most of her life, she was a homemaker and member of Sparta United Church of Christ in Kimmell and Women's Relief Corps in Ligonier. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Baron (Eleanor) Steller of Cromwell; 2 stepchildren; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A daughter and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-22-1992
Steller Baron L, 77, of Cromwell, died February 28, 1992 at his home. He was born November 25, 1914 in Ligonier, the son of Floyd W. and Sylvia (LaFong) Steller. He married A. Louise Yoder on June 29, 1939 in Cromwell. She died in 1979. He married Eleanor Correll on April 18, 1981 at Indian Village. A lifetime resident of Noble County, he was a retired farmer and a retired quality control foreman for Essex Wire in Topeka. A former Indiana State Trooper and a security guard for Delco Remy, he was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ in Kimmell. Surviving are his wife; a son, Tony of Syracuse; 3 stepsons; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Mour of Brownsville, Calif.; and 3 grandchildren. Services Monday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-28-1992
Steller Eleanor, 91, of Cromwell, died March 24, 2013. She was born November 6, 1921, in Ligonier to Louis E. and Audrey (Burkhart) Sisterhen.  She was a member of the Indian Village United Methodist Church. She operated Correll Insurance Agency for many years. She is survived by 3 sons, Daniel (Janelle) Iavagnilio, Frank (Dar) Correll and Richard (Peggy) Correll; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Victor Iavagnilio in 1963; her husbands, Anthony Iavagnilio in 2003, Charles Correll in 1972, and Baron Steller in 1992; and a sister, Helen Rothrock. Funeral March 28 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Indiana Village Cemetery. ^ 3-26-2013
Steller Floyd W, 85, died Thursday at his home at 302 W. Third St., Ligonier. He was born Sept. 10, 1890 in Laketon to John and Margaret (Strome) Steller. On Nov. 27, 1960 he married Audrey Sisterhen in Ligonier. He was a retired meat cutter. He owned and operated Steller’s Locker and Market in Ligonier 16 years. One brother preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Mouer, Brownsville, Calif.; 2 sons, Baron, Ligonier, and Morris (Woody), Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Lura) McLallin, Ligonier; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Royal (Helen) Rothrock, Elkhart, and Mrs. Charles (Eleanor) Correll, Cromwell. Funeral Monday in Werker-Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1976
Steller Lillie P, 68, R. 2, Avilla, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Garrett Hospital last Wednesday following a heart attack. She was born March 21, 1900 in Claypool, Ind. She was married to Merle O. Steller June 21, 1924 in Fort Wayne. The husband survives. She was a former employee of the General Electric Company in Fort Wayne and Pollock Brothers in Fort Wayne. She retired in 1942. She and her husband had lived in the area since 1945. She attended the Garrett United Methodist Church. Other survivors are two sons, Merle Jr., of Fort Wayne, and Anthony, Rome City. Seven grandchildren also survive. Funeral Friday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 6-17-1968 + 6-?-1968
Steller Merle O, 68, R. 2, Avilla, was found dead in his home Friday by his son Anthony, the victim of a heart attack. His death has been placed at approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday evening. A resident of the Avilla community since 1945, he was born June 8, 1901 in Fort Wayne. He was employed as a milk tester for the Dairy Herd Inspector’s Association. Survivors include two sons, Anthony of Rome City, and Merle Jr. of Fort Wayne; one brother, Richard of Fort Wayne; and eight grandchildren. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Fort Wayne and the United Methodist Church of Garrett. Services Sunday in the McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 7-31-1969 + 7-?-1969
Steller Morris, 62, of 356 Tanglewood Dr., New Haven, died on the Indiana Toll Road near the LaPorte-St. Joseph County Line last Tuesday in a "freak accident". He apparently fell out of the truck he was driving and was run over by it. A native of Ligonier, he resided in Fort Wayne and was a member of Moose Lodge 200. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn of Venice, Fla., and Fort Wayne; a son, Maurice W. of Wausau, Wis.; 2 stepdaughters, Kay Lineberger, Gulfport, Miss., and Patricia Ann Steller at home; a brother, Baron, Ligonier; a sister, Barbara Mouer, Brownsville, Calif.; and his stepmother, Audrey Steller, Ligonier. Services Friday in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New York. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 5-?-1979
Stellhorn Frank F, 71, died Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a native of Avilla but lived most of his life at Garrett. He was a WW I veteran and a retired employee of the B&O Railroad. He is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews. Services Wednesday at McKee Funeral Home, Garrett, and graveside rites at Avilla Cemetery. ~ 9-7-1961
Stellhorn Henry F, for many years a resident of Avilla, died at his home on Van Scoyoc St. Friday. He was born in Minden, Westphalia, Germany, July 13, 1843 and when he died had reached the age of 69 years, one month and three days. In 1862, with a brother and sister, he came to America, landing in New York, and from thence they came to Fort Wayne. In 1875 he married Margarett Stemler. They had nine children, four of whom preceded him in death. He was a Lutheran by faith. He leaves a wife; two sons; Will and Frank; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Schmidt, Mrs. Howard Hoot and Miss Jennie; one brother; one sister. Funeral at the residence Sunday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-21-1912
Stellhorn Margarett (Stemler) was born in Holmes County, Ohio, July 27, 1851, and died at her home on VanScoyoc St. Monday at the age of 66 years 3 months and 9 days. She spent her early life in Ohio and later came to Indiana. On Nov. 27, 1875 she married Henry Stellhorn. They had 9 children, 5 of whom preceded her in death. Her husband died in August 1912. She united with the Calvary Evangelical Church about 5 years ago. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Frank Schmidt, Mrs. Howard Hoot, Mrs. Cleon Pilgrm; one son, Frank; one brother, Philip Stemler of Dayton, Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lottie Bennet of Union Furnace, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Halbig of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Funeral at the Evangelical Church Thursday. Burial, local cemetery. ~11-14-1917
Stellhorn Will, son of Henry and Margarett Stellhorn, was born in Avilla May 8, 1888. His entire life was spent here. About seven years ago he was united with the local Evangelical Church. He died Wednesday, 27 years, eight months and 24 days of age, and leaves a mother; one brother, Frank; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Schmidt of Auburn, Mrs. Minnie Hoot, south of town, and Miss Jennie at home. Funeral at the Evangelical Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-9-1916
Stemler Patricia Ann was buried in Avilla Cemetery July 7. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Stewart Stemler of Dearborn, Michigan, she was born June 3 and died July 4. Services were held in the Fred Wood Funeral Home in Detroit Friday and prayer services at the Clark Funeral Home Saturday. Mrs. Stemler was the former Betty Whonsetler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Whonsetler and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Baum. ~ 7-12-1951
Stemm Guinevere A, 64, of 618 Russell St., died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville on Dec. 2, 1916, she was the daughter of Walter and Viola (Hill) Saunders. On Dec. 16, 1946 in South Bend she married Roy D. Stemm. She had lived in Michigan 38 years and returned to Kendallville in 1976. She was an office worker and had owned Gwen’s Yarns and Gift Shop in Lake, Mich. She had been a 25-year member of OES. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Kendallville; 3 daughters, Mrs. David (Gayle) Kollar of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Donald (Gloria) Payton of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Ray (Shirley) Buckman of Sundance, Wyo.; 3 sons, CPO Guy with the U. S. Navy in Meridian, Miss., Neal of Port Richey, Fla., and Gene of St. Joseph, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-17-1981
Stemm Roy D, 86, died at McCray Hospital Monday. Born in Berrien County, Mich., April 16, 1899, he was the son of Albert M. and Elzina (Bowerman) Stemm. On Dec. 16, 1946 he married Guinevere Saunders, who died Nov. 17, 1981. A farmer, he moved from Rome City to Kendallville 10 years ago. He was a member of the Western Star Masonic Lodge No. 0039 in Berrien Springs. Surviving are 3 daughters, Shirley Buckman of Sundance, Wyo., Gayle Kollar of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Gloria Payton of Farewell, Mich.; 3 sons, Neil of Port Richey, Fla., Gene of St. Joseph, Mich., and Guy of Evart, Mich.; 3 sisters, Ethel Nightlinger of Berrien Springs; Mary Rosenthal of St. Joseph, Mich., and Laverne Karsten of Coloma, Mich.; 3 brothers, Alson of Largo, Fla., Harold and Gerald of St. Joseph; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-17-1985
Stenner Frederick, 64, R. 1, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following surgery. He was born July 20, 1907 in LaGrange to Franklin and Grace (Barnes) Stenner and was married Oct. 1, 1931 in Albion to Marie Notestine. He was employed as a tool and die maker at Pease Tool & Die in Huntertown and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow; 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Beverly) Neumann, Wolcottville, Mrs. Jack (Carolyn) Hastretter, Angola, and Mrs. Richard (Iantha) Whitaker, Swansburg, N.C.; one son, Franklin, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Clara Thrasher, San Diego, Calif.; a half-brother, Paul Smith, LaGrange; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Plato Cemetery. + 12-?-1971
Stenner Marie Elizabeth, 69, of R. 1, Rome City, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born April 16, 1914 in Mongo. She married Frederick Stenner who died in 1971. She had lived in the Rome City area most of her life and was a retired hairdresser. Surviving are 2 daughters, Carolyn Hastreiter, Angola, and Iantha Whitaker of Buford, N.C.; a son, Frank of Corunna; 2 sisters, Isabelle Paulus of Kendallville, and Harriet Shultz of Angola; 22 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Plato Cemetery. + 5-3-1983
Stephen Deloris F, 47, of R. 2, Waits Road, died Monday at her residence. She was born April 28, 1937 in Flandreau, S.D. to Elroy and Reva (Spauldin) Dougherty. On July 32, 1960 in San Francisco she married Jack L. Stephen. She was secretary at East Noble High School and had previously been a teacher’s aide. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and East Noble Educational Secretaries. Surviving are her husband and parents; 2 daughters, Mrs. Larry (April E.) Steel, Kendallville; Dawn R. at home; a son, Jack L. Jr., Kendallville; a sister, Vera Toates of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 2 brothers, Richard of Canton, S.D., and Ralph of St. Paul, Minn.; and one grandchild. A brother, Roger, preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-18-1985
Stephen Jack L, 61, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in his residence. He was born in Fort Wayne July 30, 1934 to Eugene and Frieda (Johnson) Stephen. On July 23, 1960 he married Deloris Dougherty in San Francisco, Calif. She died March 18, 1985. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a retired iron worker; a member of American Legion Post 86, Iron Workers Local 147, Moose Lodge 1301, Eagles Lodge 985; and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Surviving are 2 daughters, April Steel of Brimfield, and Dawn Stephen of Kendallville; a son, Jack Jr. of Kendallville; a sister, Laura J. Bland of Paulding, Ohio; 3 brothers, Don of Oroville, Calif., Eugene of Kendallville, and Roy of El Cajon, Calif.; and 4 grandchildren, Samantha, Derek and Tabitha Steel and Joe Stephen. Memorial services Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial later. + 12-5-1995
Stephens Armita B, 93, of Ligonier, died Saturday in Goshen General Hospital. Born July 16, 1896 in Topeka, she was the daughter of Calvin and Mary Jane (Sheley) Fisher. On June 18, 1921 in Ligonier she married Ellsworth M. Stephens, who died in 1977. A lifetime area resident, she had been a seamstress for the Wirk Garment Co. in Ligonier. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and Ligonier OES. Surviving are a son, James of Ligonier; a sister, Emma Smith of Ligonier; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 12-2-1989
Stephens Beecher L, 91, of Kendallville, died May 19, 2010 at home. He was born in Albany, Ky., on Aug. 6, 1918 to Jeff and Flora (Phillips) Stephens. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He married Wilma Franklin on Nov. 20, 1937 in Albany, Ky. She died Sept. 27, 1999. He then mrried Joanne (Myers) Cline on Dec. 26, 2002. He retired from Kendallville Foundry after many years of service. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Bobby Stephens of Stroh, Buddy and Louise Stephens of Rufus, Oregon, Rick and Sheila Stephens of LaOtto and Mike and Patty Stephens of Atwater, Calif.; 7 daughters, Patricia and Maurice Hoover of Bentonville, Ark., Brenda and Robert Radcliff of Chicago, Sharon and Glenn Jessie of Chicago, Dianna Glant of Kendallville, Sandy and Mick Shook of Kendallville, Kim and Ted Shook of Kendallville, Kathy and Ken Schwab of Springfield, Tenn.; 2 stepdaughters; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Eugene and Doris Stephens of Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by daughters, Geraldine Stephens, Rebecca Byrum in 2008 and Charlotte Eichorn on Feb. 18, 2009; sisters, Lucille Gibson and Juanita Dory. Funeral May 22 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 2749. ^ 5-20-2010
Stephens Bertha died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Cleo Wood. Bertha Kitson married Charles M. Stephens. Surviving are a brother, E. Finley Kitson of Ligonier; and the niece. Funeral at the home of her niece. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1939
Stephens Charles M, 67, traveling salesman, died in Taylorville, Ill., after suffering an attack of acute appendicitis. On March 17, 1900 he married Bertha Kitson. Funeral yesterday at Kerr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery * 1938
Stephens E Pauline, 86, died Nov. 2, 1987 at Lawton Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was born to Salmon and Rebecca (Strouse) Winebrenner. She married Howard E. Stephens who died in 1983. Surviving are a son, Richard E., Churubusco; a granddaughter, Deanna D. Wineland, Columbia City; and 2 grandsons, Terry W. and Rick M. Stephens. Services Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Chapel. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. + 11-2-1987
Stephens Ellsworth M, 82, 704 S. Martin St., Ligonier, died Feb. 8 in Goshen Hospital. He was born Feb. 17, 1894 in Sac City, Iowa to James and Lora (Hawthorn) Stephens. On June 18, 1921 he married Armita Fisher in Ligonier. He had resided in Ligonier 57 years and was a retired employee of Essex Wire. He was a member of Scottish Rite and Ligonier Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and American Legion, and was a veteran of WW I. Survivors include his wife; a son, James, Ligonier; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bailey and Mrs. Gladys Priest of Topeka; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 2-8-1977
Stephens Florence M, 89, died at the Lutheran Home Wednesday. Born in LaGrange Feb. 28, 1895, she was the daughter of Al Elliott and Jessie (Parrish) Stephens. A 70-year resident of Kendallville, she was employed by the Noble County Bank for 12 years and retired from the Kendallville city water department. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and a charter member of Kendallville BPW. Surviving are a niece, Marjorie Crowe of Battle Creek, Mich.; and a nephew, Leonard Stephens of Pittsburgh, Pa. Three brothers, Floyd, Leo and Harold J.; and a sister, Marjorie, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 5-30-1984
Stephens Jessie R, 78, widow of A. E. Stephens, died in her home Wednesday. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Leo J. of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Harold J. of this city; and one daughter, Miss Florence of Kendallville; one brother, Ernest Parrish of Fremont. + 9-?-1938
Stephens Joseph A, 74, of Rome City, a retired Navy man, died yesterday in Marks Nursing Home, LaGrange. He had resided in this area more than 20 years after retiring from the Navy. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. H. H. Smenner, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. John Stephens in Calif. Final rites tomorrow in St. Gaspar Catholic Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + No date
Stephens Kent James, 50, died Sept. 13, 20-03 at his home. He was an automotive body repairman at Ben Glazer Automotive. A graduate of West Noble High School, he was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. He was born July 12, 1953 in Kendallville to James and Glenda (Kent) Stephens. Surviving are his parents in Ligonier; a son, Jason McDonald of Syracuse; a brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Becky Stephens of Cromwell; a grandmother, Lena Kent of Goshen. Services today at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. ^ 9-15-2003
Stephens Linda L died Jan. 27 in a car-train accident near Auburn. She had picked up three boys at Faith Christian Academy and leaving the school, she apparently slid into the B & O train on the snow-packed road. She was born in Garrett March 18, 1947, the daughter of Charles W. and Maxine (Barnhart) Ervin. Her father preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1981. She married Daniel Lee Stephens June 22, 1968. Surviving are her husband; her mother; a son, Brian, and a daughter, Renee, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Hugh (Janet) Taylor, Columbus, Ohio; and a grandmother, Mrs. Clara Ervin, Bryan, Ohio. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Services for her and her son, Mark, were January 30 in Bible Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-6-1986 + 1-27-1986
Stephens Mae, 86, a former Kendallville resident, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Delaware County Nov. 5, 1899 to David and Georgeanna (Bolen) Stephens. She retired in 1966 as a teacher for Kendallville High School where she taught for 40 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 3 nieces, Edith Corbin of Richmond, Mary Wood of Largo, Fla., and Mrs. William Seybold of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a nephew, Raymond Wood of Parker City. Burial Wednesday at Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie. + 1-19-1986
Stephens Mark, 7, died Jan. 27 in a car-train accident near Auburn. See Linda L. Stephens. ~ 2-6-1986
Stephens Mary (Samons), 72, of 545 N. Wood St., Kendallville, died today at her residence from a heart condition. Born in Martin, Ky. Jan. 29, 1907, she was the daughter of Alec and Mary (Harrington) Samons. On June 2, 1923 she married Sam Stephens in Prestonsburg, Ky. He died Feb. 5, 1948. She had been a resident of Kendallville for 6 years and was employed by the V&A Restaurant. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Tackett, Kendallville; 2 sons, Hallie and Vernon of Cocoa, Fla.; 4 sisters, Mrs. Florence Goble, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Annie Conn and Mrs. Virgie Lane of Ocoee Fla., and Miss Sophie, Martin, Ky.; 3 brothers, Otto, Ocoee, Fla., Harry and Willie, Martin, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in True Church of God, Lisbon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Stephens Ora E, 86, died in Towne House Health Center, Fort Wayne, Thursday. A native of Delaware County, she was a former resident of Kendallville, retired saleslady and member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Surviving is a sister, Mae; and several nieces and nephews. Services Saturday at Chapel of the Elmridge Mausoleum in Muncie. + 4-7-1983
Stephens Orson N, 79, of R. 1, Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born July 9, 1904 in Scottville, Mich. to Noble and Floy (Baxter) Stephens. On May 19, 1928 in Kendallville, he married Marjorie Graham. He raised gladiolas for many years before retirement and was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. T. R. (Shirley) Spidel, and Mrs. Robert (Lois) Mory of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Loyal (Leanore) Wolf of Battle Creek, Mich.; a brother, Kenneth of Scottville, Mich.; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Conklin, died in 1967. Services Thursday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-25-1983
Stephens Susan Marie was born Jan. 12, 1962 and died June 23, 1968. Services at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, June 26. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 6-?-1968
Stephens Wilma C, 77, of Kendallville, died Sept. 27 in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. She was born April 14, 1922 in Wilder, Tenn. to Robert and Gertrude (Newcome) Franklin. On Nov. 20, 1937 in Albany, Ky. she married Beecher Stephens. She was a member of the Church of God in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; 9 daughters, Patricia Hoover of Bentonville, Ark., Brenda Radcliff and Sharon Jesse of Chicago, Rebecca Bryum of Baton Rouge, La., Diana Glant of Fort Wayne, Charlotte Eichorn of LaGrange, Sandy and Kim Shook of Kendallville and Kathy Maynard of Springfield, Tenn.; 4 sons, Bobby of Stroh, Buddy of Rufus, Ore., Rick of LaOtto, and Mike of Atwater, Calif.; 2 sisters, Genevieve Leins of Murray, Ky., and Opal Copeland of Salem; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine. Funeral in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1999
Stephenson Bertha C, 81, died Tuesday in the home of a son, L. J. Stephenson in South Bend. She had resided here with another son, Claude, until going to South Bend approximately two months ago to spend the winter. She died of a stroke. She was born March 10, 1875 at Albion and had lived most of her life near Ashley. She came here 10 years ago to reside with the son. Surviving are another son, Ellis of Oak Park, Ill., two sisters, Mrs. Lesta Neal, Albion, and Mrs. Ella Fulks, Avilla; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Rehoboth Church . Services in the McKee Funeral home Thursday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-27-1956 + 12-23-1956
Stephenson Claude H, 78, was born May 4, 1896 in Albion to John and Bertha (Henney) Stephenson. He married Mabel B. Stewart July 12, 1917 in Centreville, Mich. and she died Oct. 10, 1973. He was a 28-year resident of Garrett and a retired Avilla merchant. He was a WW I veteran, a member of the Garrett American Legion Post 178 and Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla. He died Nov. 21 in the Garrett Hospital. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carl C. McKee Jr. and Mrs. Robert Thorne, Garrett, Mrs. Bruce Cantrell, Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. Bernard Broderick, Akron, Ohio; one brother, Ellis, Springfield, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Saturday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. ~ 11-28-1974 + 11-?-1974
Stephenson Ellis H, 86, of Meadville, Penn. died January 15 in Meadville. He was born in Albion on March 2, 1895, a son of John H. and Bertha Henney Stephenson. He married Blanche McKinley December 10, 1922. He retired as a criminal investigator with the U. S. Treasury Department in 1955 after 15 years of service. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during WW I and II. Survivors include his wife; one son, Richard K. of Meadville; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) Shelhamer of Oak Park, Ill.; and three grandsons. Private services and interment at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst Ill. ~ 1-28-1982 + 1-?-1982
Stephenson James T, 66, lifelong resident of Albion community, died of carcinoma at Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne. Funeral was Monday at the United Brethren Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mary Etta; 2 sons, Arthur and Roy of Fort Wayne; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Jesse Targgart of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lyle Baughman of Albion. + 7-?-1939
Stephenson John, about 70, died Thursday at the Auburn hospital. He was a former resident of Albion. Surviving are the widow, Bertha of near Waterloo; 3 sons, L. J. of South bend, Ellis of Oak Park, Ill., and Claude of Avilla; a brother, James of Albion; and 2 sisters of Fort Wayne. Funeral Sunday at Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 6-22-1939
Stephenson L J, 76, former Avilla merchant, died Jan. 24 at his home at 2606 Erskine Blvd., South Bend. Death was due to a heart attack. He was born in Avilla on March 10, 1893, the son of John and Bertha Henney Stephenson. On Oct. 23, 1918 he married Margie T. Kinney of Avilla. The Stephensons operated a general store here for several years before moving to South Bend 45 years ago. He was a retired salesman for the Western and Southern Life Insurance Co. He graduated from the Albion High School in 1911. He was a WW I veteran and a former member of Albion American Legion Post 246. Surviving are the wife; two sons, John K., Granger, and Ross of South Bend; two brothers, Claude of Garrett, and Ellis, Springfield, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Services Wednesday in the St. Mathews Church in South Bend. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. ~ 2-5-1970
Stephenson Mabel, 76, was born May 30, 1897 in Avilla to Harry and Myrta (Yarian) Stewart. She married Claude H. Stephenson July 12, 1917 in Centreville, Mich. He survives. She was a member of the Past Chiefs Club, Pythian Sisters, Rebekah Lodge, and the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. She resided at 503 S. Randolph St. and died Wednesday at the Garrett Hospital of a stroke. Survivors include daughters Mrs. Carl McKee and Mrs. Robert M. Thorne, Garrett, Mrs. Bruce Cantrell, Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Bernard Broderick, Akron, O.; a brother, Everett Stewart, Marion; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Saturday at the McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-18-1973
Stephenson Mary Etta, 64, widow of the late James Stephenson, died at her home in Albion Friday. She was a native of the Albion area. Surviving are 2 sons, Arthur and Roy of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lyle Baughman of Albion, and Mrs. Jesse Targgart of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; a brother and a sister. Funeral at the United Brethren Church in Albion Sunday. + 9-?-1940
Stepp Jonathan R, 11, R. 4, Albion, died Sept. 11, 1989 from injuries suffered in a dirt bike accident. He was born Jan. 29, 1978 in Decatur, the son of Leonard and Mary (Hipsher) Stepp. Surviving are his parents; 3 sisters, Cherish, Heather and Lara; and a brother, Leonard, all at home; a grandmother, Shirley Hipshser, Valparaiso. He moved to the Wolf Lake area from Berne in 1981 and attended the Berean Baptist Church, Albion where services will be Friday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-11-1989
Sterling John S, 85, resident of Noble County nearly 80 years, died Tuesday from heart failure at his farm home near Ormas. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Shields Sterling and was the last of his family. He never married and is survived by nephews and nieces. Funeral in the Ormas Baptist Church Friday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 1-10-1934
Stertzbach Lu Dull, 69, secretary to the late Thomas R. Marshall, vice president of the U.S. during the Wilson administration, died Sunday in Alfran Nursing Home near Warsaw. She had resided in Ligonier for 17 years. A native of Columbia City, she is survived by her husband, Calvin, Ligonier photographer; a son, Jacob Flagle of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Mrs. Sadie Bear of Richmond. Funeral in Ligonier Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1948
Stetler Kim Lavon died shortly after birth Oct. 10, 1958 at McCray Hospital. Prayer services were Saturday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Linda at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Stetler of Ray and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Alwood of Farmer, Ohio. + 10-?-1958
Stetler John B, 92, died June 17, 1996 at The Oaks in Columbia City. He was born November 8, 1903 in Angola. On July 23, 1955 he married Marian Binkley. She died June 17, 1994. He lived in the Churubusco area and was employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 27 years, retiring as a tool and die maker in 1968. Surviving are a son, John L. of Fort Wayne; 2 stepchildren; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 3 sons, Richard, Ronald and Robert; and 2 sisters. Funeral Wednesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-17-1996
Stetler M Marian, 82, of rural Churubusco, Noble County, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Bourbon on August 1, 1911 to Henry and Margaret (Beatty) Binkley. She graduated from Bourbon High School in 1929. She married John B. Stetler on July 23, 1955. She worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1968. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Van (Joan) VanDenassem of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Raymond G. Gresley of Kokomo; a stepson; a brother, John Binkley of Star City; a sister, Mrs. O. R. (Alice) Demsgard of Sarasota, Fla.; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-12-1994
Stevens -A little son of Frank Stevens, aged six months, died at Swan last Thursday. ~ 2-25-1897
Stevens Alberta, 68, of Kendallville, died March 22 at home. She lived in Kendallville for the last 6 years. A native of Indianapolis, she worked for Goodwill Industries in that city for 17 years. She was born Oct. 11, 1919 to John E. and Bessie (Kirss) Eisenmenger. On Sept. 10, 1937 she married Luther W. Stevens in Indianapolis. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, John of Kendallville, and Victor Lee of Plainfield, Ind.; a brother, Richard of Poland, Ind.; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home in Indianapolis. Burial, New Crown Cemetery, Indianapolis. + 3-22-1988
Stevens Arthur, 51, and Forrest Witte, 18, of Kendallville, were killed Tuesday when the truck in which they were riding was struck by a NYC 20th Century Limited train. Both were residents of Kendallville and were employed by the Kimmell Dairy Co. Witte is survived by his parents and a brother. Stevens is survived by the widow, a son and a daughter. + 5-?-1932
Stevens, Francis Jack, 39 year old local electrician, died unexpectedly about 7 a.m. yesterday in his home a day after returning from a Michigan vacation. He suffered a heart attack. Mr. Stevens, born April 29, 1921, in LaGrange County, was a veteran of World War II and a member of Robert W. Schermerhorn, Post 381, American Legion, and the Rome City Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow, the former Betty Franklin, to whom he was married Feb 1, 1942; two sons, Jackie Wayne and Walter Myron, and two daughters, Betty Lou and Caroline Elaine, all at home; two brothers, Wayne Stevens, near LaGrange, and Clayton Stevens, Kalamazoo, Mich., and five sisters, Mrs. Irita Miller of LaGrange county, Mrs. Roxie Gorbutt of Centreville, Mich., Mrs. Nadine Miller, of Wasepi, Mich., and Mrs. Thurza Sites of Nottawa, Mich., and Mrs. Joan Bolinder of Lima, O. The body is at the Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville, where friends may call. The Masonic Lodge will conduct twilight rites at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home, with the funeral scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow in the funeral home. Rev. Ralph Davison, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Orange cemetery, with military rites in charge of the American Legion + unknown paper- died- 24 July 1960
Stevens Irving R, 91, died Dec. 15 at Bellevue Hospital, Bellevue, Ohio. He was a Ligonier resident until 1942 when he and his family moved to Clyde, Ohio. He was born Sept. 17, 1892 in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, whom he married April 20, 1930; a son, Richard of Bellevue; and a daughter, Mrs. John (Karen) Smith of Gibsonville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a WW I veteran and a member of the American Legion Post at Ligonier. He worked for the NYC Railroad for 30 years and was a member of the Masons Lodge. Services Dec. 19 at Mitchell-Auxer Funeral Home in Clyde, Ohio. Burial, Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, Ohio. + 12-?-1983
Stevens Mary L, 94, of Angola, died Nov. 29, 2010. She was born in Wolcottville on Oct. 31, 1916, to John H. and Edna (Miller) Schermerhorn Sr. She was honored this past summer as the oldest living alumni from Rome City High School where she was valedictorian of her class. After high school she graduated with a degree in education from Manchester College and continued her Master’s studies at Ball State and Indiana University. She began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in LaGrange County, then in Avilla, Plymouth and Angola where she taught at Hendry Park Elementary and completed her teaching career at Angola Middle School. On June 12, 1949, she and Charles E. Stevens were the first couple to be married in the Brimfield Methodist Church. She was a member of the Angola United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; a sister, Margaret McWilliams in 2005, and 2 brothers, John H. in 2007 and Robert in 1944. Surviving are a son, John Stevens (Julie) and a daughter, Ginny Sevens, both of Angola, and three grandchildren, Megan Stevens, Will Stevens and Zachary Sparks. Services Sunday at the Angola Methodist Church. Private family burial of the cremains of both Mary and Charles later at Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-02-2010
Stevens Rose, 34, pastor of the Kendallville Nazarene Church, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mishawaka, Saturday from injuries received in an auto accident near Bremen. She was a native of Frederickstown, Ohio, where the body was taken for funeral and burial. + 6-?-1940
Stevens Russell, 53, 304 E. Gertrude St., a Kendallville resident 25 years, died Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Funeral will be Sunday in Hall Brothers Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. He was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Martin and was married to Tilly Shepherd. He was a laborer at Lane Foundry. Survivors are his wife; children, Gary, Carolyn, Jim, Terri, Rick, Debbie and Betty of Kendallville, and Larry of Sturgis, Mich.; 8 grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby Mitchell. + 7-?-1974
Stevens Tilly, 84, died Oct. 30, 2007 at her Kendallville home. A member of The Gospel Lighthouse Church in Kendallville, she had worked as as nurse's aide. She was born Aug. 14, 1923 in Hueysville, Ky. to Benjamen and Burlie (Coburn) Shepherd. She married Henry Russell Stevens in Auburn on June 12, 1942. He died July 12, 1974. Surviving are 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Walt Leighton of Kendallville, Betty and Wayne Gose of LaGrange, Terry Lockhart and Robert Keairnes of Kendallville and Deborah and Robert Bloomfield of Wolcottville; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Gary Stevens, Rick and Cindy Stevens and Jim Stevens of Kendallville, Larry and Joy Stevens of Sturgis, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Norma Lovely of Kendallville and Faye Shepherd of Hueysville, Ky.; and a brother, Alex Shepherd of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter, a sister and 3 brothers. Services Friday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-1-2007
Stevens Tricia R, 16, of Kendallville died January 12, 2006 in Kendallville. She was born there January 23, 1989 to Micky N. Stevens and Michelle Mullins. She was a sophomore at East Noble High School. Surviving are her mother of Kendallville; father of Albion; 3 brothers, Justin and Joshua Stevens of Kendallville, and Joseph Stevens of Avilla; grandparents, Beauford and Lois Mullins of Avilla; Gwen Cales of Orange, TX, and Gary Stevens of Kendallville. Services at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-26-2006
Stevens William, about 81, died at the Noble County Home Dec. 22, 1945. He had been a resident of Albion for several years, coming here from Ohio. There are no known relatives. Services Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1945
Stevenson John A, about 78, (b.12-6-1867) died May 29, 1946. Funeral was at the Albion M. E. Church, of which he was a member, Friday. Surviving are the widow, Nellie; 3 daughters, Mrs. W. C. Parker of Kendallville, Mrs. E. S. Haffner of Doster, Mich., Mrs. C. E. Smith of Albion; 2 sons, Bruce of Elgin, Ill., and Charles of Angola; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Hugh and Frank of Port Huron, Mich., and 2 sisters, Mrs. Helen Cowel of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Alice Lyrell of Pomona, Calif. + 5-?-1946
Stevenson Nellie R, 80, (b.6-22-1877 - d.4-25-1958) died at her home. She was a member of the Methodist Church, from where services were held Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Florence Parker, Mrs. Mildred Smith of Albion ,and Mrs. Hazel Haffner, Doster, Mich.; 2 sons, Bruce, Elgin, Ill., Charles, Angola; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. + 4-?-1958
Stevenson R Bruce, Elgin, Ill., died in his home on Dec. 2, 1977. He was a member of the Albion High School graduating class of 1924. A memorial service was held April 29 in Asbury Church, Albion. + 12-?-1977
Stevenson William was born in Logan County, Ohio; was married to Deborah McIlvain Nov. 1838, who died in Dec. 1850. On Aug. 12, 1855 he married Sarah Cox, who survives. He was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church. Funeral at the M. E. Church in Albion. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 4-1-1891
Stewart Ananias died at his residence June 5, 1895, aged 52 years and 18 days. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Mawhorter) Stewart. They were born in Washington County, Penn. and were married Feb. 18, 1833. They became the parents of 13 children, of whom Ananias and his twin brother were the 6th and 7th. They were among the early settler of Noble County and the old homestead has always been his home. When 19 he gave himself to his country’s service, enlisting in Co. B., 12th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was mustered into the service Aug. 17, 1862. Before the month closed he participated in the Battle of Richmond, Ky. Disability cut his service short in Jan. 1863. He married Salome Osborne Sept. 28, 1865. They had 3 boys and 2 girls, one of whom (Julia) died in her youth. He united with the Wawaka F. Baptist Church. He was a member of the Brimfield Lodge of IOOF. He leaves a companion, 4 children, one brother, 5 sisters. Funeral was at the home and at the Wawaka Church June 7. ^ 6-14-1895
Stewart Anna, 82, of two and a half miles southwest of Avilla, died Friday in Garrett Convalescent Home where she had resided the past few weeks. She was born November 25, 1861, three miles southwest of Avilla and lived in that area all of her life. Her parents were the late John and Jennie Stewart. Survivors are a brother, Sidney of Salt Lake City, Utah; a nephew, Forrest Stewart of Paulding, Ohio; and a niece, Mrs. C. H. Stephenson of Garrett. Final rites Monday at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 8-5-1954 + 7-?-1954
Stewart Anna K, 80, died Saturday at Whitley County Hospital. She was born October 27, 1912 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Frank and Ida (Hollback) Kuss. In 1929 she married James P. Stewart. He died in April 1960. She was raised in Nappanee with her grandmother. She and her husband lived on a farm near Wolf Lake. She was employed at Blue Bell Co. in Columbia City for more than 30 years. Surviving are a daughter, Crystal Baxter of Larwill; a son, Frank J. of Wolf Lake; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. A daughter, Betty J. Erne; 2 brothers and 2 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Graveside services Tuesday at Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 9-4-1993
Stewart Arabella, 98, died April 25, at the home of her daughter in Danville, Ill. Before moving to her daughter’s home, she resided on Van Scoyoc St. where Mrs. Anna Gadomski now lives. She was born August 4, 1861, in Spring Valley, Wis., the daughter of William and Elizabeth Hadley Bonham. The family moved to Avilla in 1866. She was united in marriage in 1885 to William Stewart, who died March 28, 1951, at the age of 91. Before her marriage, she had been a teacher in the Avilla schools. She was active in the Methodist Church, a member of Avilla Chapter No. 155, OES. She was a fifty-year member, having been initiated in May 1903. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Madge Walker, Danville, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Stewart, Elmira, N. Y., a granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Wells, Buffalo, N. Y., and four great-grandchildren. In addition to the husband, she was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, two brothers and three sisters. Services this afternoon at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 4-28-1960
Stewart Bessie A, 92, a former teacher in the Fort Wayne Community Schools, was born in Noble County and had taught school in Avilla and Howe previously. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. Her only survivor is a sister, Zoe of Canton. Services today. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Stewart Blanche died in the Kendallville Hospital April 15, 1938 of diabetes. She was born in 1887 at LaOtto, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Bradley) Drake. She married Ralph Stewart March 8, 1905. Surviving are the husband; a son, Forrest, Paulding, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Adair, Albion, and Maude Freeman, Swan Twp; and a brother, Hugh Drake, Waterloo. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 4-?-1938
Stewart Charles, about 50, died at his home near Merriam last Friday of paralysis. He is survived by a widow; 6 children; 2 sisters, Mrs. Will Zeigler and Mrs. John Gandy, both of Noble Twp. Obsequies were held at Christian Chapel at Merriam Sunday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1920
Stewart Dale H, 86, died March 2, 2001 in Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. He was born June 6, 1914 to Michael and Bertha (Rhodenbaugh) Stewart. He married Mary Francis Holsinger on June 27, 1937 in Rome City. She died June 1, 1996. He drove a bread route for Silvercup Bread in LaGrange more than 30 years and later worked for Kendallville Distributing. A long-time Mason, he was a member of Rome City Volunteer Fire Dept. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Arlene of LaGrange and James and Sandy of Vincennes; 4 grandchildren, Scott Stewart, Renae Wiley, Neil Stewart and Kim Christiansen; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Jerry Matthews in 1995. Memorial service Wednesday in Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-3-2001
Stewart Darrell D "Hez", 72, of Brimfield, died Dec. 19, 2005 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He retired as a cook after 30 years at Kraft Foods and had worked 10 years as a signal maintenance man for NYC Railroad. He was a graduate of Rome City High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Rome City American Legion Post 381 and had been a Little League baseball coach in Rome City. He was born June 14, 1933 in Brimfield to Loyal and Ethel Mae (Gillespie) Stewart. He married Mary Lou Bailey on March 10, 1956 in Wolcottville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Richard Lindsay of Ligonier and Mindy and Bryan Prentice of Kimmell; 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Mykyl and Holly of Hudson, Richard of Wolf Lake, Jim and Tammy of Kendallville and Gregory and Dawn of Brimfield; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Sue and a great-grandson, Logan Stewart. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-21-2005
Stewart David D, youngest son of John and Susan Stewart, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio on March 17, 1859 and died on Oct. 23, 1926 at his home, 1219 Kinsmore Ave., Fort Wayne, Ind. About 1876 he, with his brother, James, came to Noble County, where they were later followed by their parents. He spent the greater part of his life in and near Avilla. On Jan. 1, 1884 he married Laura A. Good. They had 5 children. He was a salesman for Stark Nurseries. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church but attended the United Brethren Church in Fort Wayne where funeral was held on Oct. 26, 1926. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. He leaves his wife and children, Mrs. Charles Gatwood of Albion, M. J. of LaPorte, Ind., Bessie A., Zoe B., and Dortha at home; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one brother, James of LaOtto; 2 sisters, Mrs. Belle Wilkie of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Lizzie Gallinger of Metamora, Mich. > No date
Stewart Elbert L, son of John L. and M. J. Stewart, died near Swan of whooping cough Aug. 26, aged one year. Albion New Era 9-2-1875
Stewart Elizabeth died at her residence in Elkhart Twp. She was born in Washington County, Penn. Aug. 11, 1817; died Sept. 24, aged 68 years, 1 month and 13 days. She married Joseph Stewart in Washington County, Pa. Feb. 18, 1832; from there they moved to Ohio and in 1838 came to this county where they lived until 1866; they then moved to Polk County, Iowa, where her husband died the following July. She then moved back to the old homestead in Noble County where she died. She was the mother of 13 children, 7 of whom are still living, 6 in this county, and one in Iowa. ^ 10-2-1885
Stewart Elizabeth, 88, who taught in the Avilla schools for 47 years, retiring approximately 20 years ago and moving to Kendallville, died Sept. 1, 1945 in McCray hospital. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Church and a charter member of the Eastern Star Chapter here. Surviving is a brother, William, Avilla. Funeral was Monday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 9-?-1945
Stewart Emily, about 78, (b.7-9-1881) died Dec. 28, 1959 in her home in Brimfield. She was a native and lifelong resident of Brimfield and the widow of Walter Stewart who died in Aug. 1945. Surviving are a son, Richard, Brimfield; 5 daughters, Mrs. Arnol Miller and Miss Myra of Kendallville, Mrs. Don McDonald of Brimfield, Mrs. Orlando Marshall of Wawaka, and Miss Mae at home; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ed Morley of Wolcottville. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1959
Stewart Ethel Mae, 72, died in her home in Brimfield this morning. She is survived by her husband, Dick, whom she married in 1920. She was born March 12, 1901 in Kendallville to Mr. and Mrs. John Hollibaugh. She attended the Methodist Church in Brimfield. Survivors include a son, Darrell (Hez), Brimfield; a sister, Bessie Loutzen, South Bend; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1973
Stewart Fred O, about 40, a carpenter, died Feb. 8, 1951 at McCray Hospital. Surviving are the widow, Ruth; his mother, Mrs. Jessie Carter of Constantine, Mich.; a brother, George of Waynedale; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Harold Worley of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Earl Yoquelet of Roanoke, and Mrs. Howard Everett of Constantine, Mich. He was a member of the Albion Eagles Lodge. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1951 (b.5-22-1910)
Stewart Glenn, a former Avilla boy, died in East Lansing, Mich. Wednesday of a heart ailment. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stewart of this place, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. He was born and raised on a farm one half mile west of Avilla. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of the American Legion, the Masonic Order and the Methodist Church at Lansing. Surviving are the wife Fanny; a son, John; a sister, Mrs. Claude Stephenson of Garrett; and a brother, Everett of Marion, Ind. ~ 2-26-1948
Stewart Harold, 78, Kimmell, died Friday in Mt. Sterling, Ky. Funeral was Tuesday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wolf Lake. Survivors include one stepson, Morton Croy of Bethesda, Md.; a niece and a nephew. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1969
Stewart Harriet, who would have celebrated her 91st birthday on the 8th of February, died at her home on Second St. Monday. Known as "Aunt Hattie", she was one of eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. George Teal of Perry Twp and is the last to pass away. She was born Feb. 8, 1842 and married Leroy H Maffit in 1861. Her second married was to Samuel Stewart in 1882 and for many years they lived in Detroit. He died about 20 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church. The only surviving relatives are nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday from the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1933
Stewart Harry, 68, died Monday. He was a farmer of near Avilla for many years and left the farm and moved to Auburn where he engaged in the grocery business. A few years later he returned to Avilla where he has lived ever since. He has been assisting in the Stephenson Home Store here, and up until ten days ago his health was fairly good. He was stricken at that time with a cerebral hemorrhage, from which he never recovered, dying at the home on S. Van Scoyoc St. Mrs. Stewart died two years ago last Christmas. Surviving besides the daughter and one son, Glenn, of Lansing, Mich.; a foster son, George of Connersville; two brothers, Ralph of Swan Twp, and Sidney of Utah; and a sister, Anna Stewart of Swan Twp. The funeral was held Thursday from the M. E. Church here. Interment, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-8-1937
Stewart, Harry D., 70 died Wednesday in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had lived in Fort Wayne 20 years. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mae Rupley of Wolcottville, and Dorothy Chupp of Middlebury. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in LaGrange. + 4-19-1989
Stewart James C, former county auditor, died at his home one and one-half miles east of Wolf Lake Dec. 6, 1901. He was found unconscious the Monday previous to his death, in the barn, having been stricken with paralysis. He was born in Chautauqua County, New York, Jan. 17, 1829, and at the time of his death was aged 72 years 10 months and 19 days. He accompanied his parents to Green Twp in 1836. The following year his father died. His mother died in 1844. After the death of his father, he made his home with his grandparents, Newman Scarlett and wife. His grandfather died in 1838 and he continued to live with his grandmother until his marriage to Margaret McWilliams in May 1852. He served as constable, assessor and as justice of the peace for 15 years. In 1865 a vacancy occurring in the office of commissioner, he was appointed to fill the vacancy. At the ensuing election he was elected to the office, but resigned the following spring. In 1870 he was nominated for the office of county auditor by the Democrats and was elected. He served in all 8 years. He was a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias orifices. He leaves a wife, one son, Virgil, one daughter, Mary J., the wife of Charles E. Wiley. Funeral was held at the Christian Chapel at Merriam Sunday forenoon. Burial, Chapel Cemetery. * 12-?-1902 Contributed by Judy Richter
Stewart James P, 56, a farmer living on R. 4, Albion, ended his life with a .32 caliber revolver April 16, 1960 in his home south of here. Surviving are the widow; a son, Frank at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Crystal Monnier of R. 2, Churubusco, and Mrs. Betty Jane Blair of Columbia City; 11 grandchildren; and 5 sisters, Mrs. Orlo Eamick, Mrs. Oscar Ebey, Mrs. Albert Birch and Mrs. Ernest Graves of R. 4, Albion, and Mrs. Owen Harting of Wolf Lake. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1960
Stewart Jennie, 76, for many years a resident of Avilla, died at her home there Thursday from an infection of the bowels and heart trouble. She was a member of Avilla M. E. Church and Eastern Star. Her husband, Mathew, died some years ago. Surviving are 2 sons, Ray of Chicago, Walter of N.Y.C.; a brother, Wallie Walter of Avilla; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nora Dolan of Avilla and Mrs. Oakes of Chicago. Funeral at the home in Avilla Saturday. + 9-?-1923
Stewart Jennie M died at her Swan Twp home Aug. 5, 1900. She was born Feb. 12, 1948, the daughter of Joseph P. and Mary (Bigger) Moore. She married John L. Stewart Dec. 26, 1867. The husband and four children survive. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. * 8-?-1900
Stewart John L, 88, son of Margaret and Uriah Stewart, was born in Allegheny County, Penn., March 31, 1844. He came to Noble County with his parents in 1858 where he has continuously resided until his death. He married Martha Jane Moore, daughter of Rev. J. P. Moore, Dec. 26, 1867. They had five sons and two daughters, of whom four are still living, Harry of Auburn, Ralph of Fort Wayne, Sidney of Burley, Idaho, and Anna, his daughter, who has resided with him since the death of his wife in 1900. He also leaves six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, William of Avilla, and one sister, Elizabeth of Kendallville. After his marriage he moved to a farm near Huntertown and later purchased a farm in Swan Twp where he has lived for the past 50 years. *1933 + 2-?-1933
Stewart Joseph died of lung fever at his home northeast of Kendallville Tuesday after a brief illness, aged 42 years, 6 months, 29 days. He was the son of Uriah Stewart and was born in Allegheny County, Pa. He came to Avilla when about 12 years of age and has always lived in this vicinity. Last week his little son died of the same disease. The widow and two children survive. Funeral at the M. E. Church in this place this afternoon. ~ 11-24-1892
Stewart Josiephine, 93, of R. 1, Syracuse, died this morning at Strawberry Village Nursing Home. Born March 16, 1889 at Boyd, Ky., she married Ben Stewart, who died in 1960. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Pete (Edna) Null of R. 1, Syracuse and ImaGene Gibson of Ky.; 2 sons, Bill and Ben Jr. of Mich.; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 5-24-1982
Stewart Kenneth, 10-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stewart of Chicago died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Stewart, of this place, where he and his parents had been visiting. The exact cause of death has not been determined. The decedent and his brother, Raymond, with their parents, came here to spend their summer vacation when Kenneth was suddenly stricken. The other brother, Raymond, has been ill, but is reported better at this writing. The body of Kenneth was taken to Chicago where burial will be made. Ray Stewart, the father, is the youngest son of the late Matthew Stewart and Mrs. Jennie Stewart of this place. ~ 7-2-1925
Stewart Lillie E, 97, 114 E. Hanna St., Columbia City, died Nov. 29, 1986 at her home. She was born in Noble County on Jan. 18, 1889, a daughter of Winfield Scott and Sarah Alice Winebrenner Riddle. She was reared on the Riddle farm just north of the Whitley Noble County Line and was educated in the Wildcat School. On Sept. 24, 1910, she married Cleveland H. Stewart. They established their first home in Fort Wayne where he was employed by the Perfection Biscuit Co. In 1917 they moved to Columbia City. He died Dec. 9, 1973. Surviving are a son, Dr. Nathan of Columbia City; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Marlowe) Schinbeckler of South Bend; 6 grandchildren, Dr. Gary Schinbeckler of Indianapolis, Margaret Duncan of Columbia City, Alan Stewart of Greenville, Ohio, Alice Kinzer of Portland, Ore. Joanne Behm of Columbia City and Philip Marc of West Lafayette; 9 great-grandchildren. A brother, Asa; a sister, Eva Browns; a granddaughter, Diane Genung; and a great-grandson, Scott Douglas Genung, are deceased. Services Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-29-1986
Stewart Loyal "Dick", 81, Brimfield, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He worked on the NYC Railroad for 49 years and was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Ligonier. He was born Nov. 6, 1898 in Brimfield, the son of Walter and Emily Stewart. He married Ethel Gillespie in 1919 in Albion. She died Aug. 17, 1973. He is survived by one son, Daryl, Brimfield; 4 sisters, Myra, Kendallville, May, Brimfield, Gertrude McDonald, Brimfield, and Florence Marshall, Wawaka; and 6 grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Stewart Mae M, 83, died March 9, 2002 at Kendallville Manor Nursing Home. She was a Rome City High School graduate and worked for Lyall Electric until her retirement. She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. She was born Oct. 24, 1918 to Walter and Emily (Wright) Stewart in Brimfield. A brother, Dick, and 4 sisters, Ruth Miller, Florence Marshall, Myra Stewart and Gertrude McDonald, preceded her in death. Graveside services Saturday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-10-2002
Stewart Margaret died Wednesday at her home on N. Main St. She was born Margaret Ann Harbison in Allegheny County, Pa., Aug. 23, 1818 and died Oct. 2, 1912. She married Uriah Patterson Stewart June 4, 1839. They had six sons and three daughters, all of whom are living except one son who died Nov. 25, 1893. The death of her husband occurred Aug. 12, 1905. She leaves 8 children, 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She united with the Presbyterian Church when fifteen years of age. For the past fifteen years she has been an invalid and obliged to sit in her chair. During this time she pieced over three hundred quilts. For the past thirteen years she has resided in Avilla with her daughters Mary and Elizabeth. Funeral in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 10-9-1912
Stewart Martha Jane, daughter of Rev. J. P. Moore, was born at East Liberty, Pa., Feb. 12, 1848. In 1865 she accompanied her parents to Noble County, where she has continuously resided until her death. On December 26, 1867, she married John L Stewart, who survives. They had four sons and two daughters, of whom four are still living. At an early age she united with the Presbyterian Church in East Liberty, Pa., and after coming to Indiana united with the Presbyterian Church at Hopewell. She died Aug. 5, 1900, after but a few days of illness, aged 52 years, 5 months and 23 days. * 8-?-1900
Stewart Mary was the youngest of nine children who came to the home of Uriah and Margaret (Harbison) Stewart. Mate, as she was known, was born in Swan Twp southwest of town where she spent her childhood days. Sometime later she with her parents and sister Elizabeth came to the farm then known as the VanFerson place ½ mile west of town where they remained until about 20 years ago when they took up residence in the town of Avilla. The father died at the age of 87 and the mother at 94 quite a few years ago. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Church. She died Jan. 13, 1920. The obsequies were held Thursday at the Methodist Church. She leaves 4 brothers, S. P., John, William of Avilla, and Robert of Kendallville; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jane Bolton, and Elizabeth of Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. * 1-?-1920
Stewart Mary Ann, 34, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband, Winston; one daughter, Marcella, at home; four sons, Robert, Ronald, Thomas and David, all at home; two brothers, Jerry, Fort Wayne, and Rolla, Churubusco; and her parents, Carroll and Betty Harris, Churubusco. Services Tuesday in Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Home for Funerals. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 8-25-1983
Stewart Mary Francis, 79, of Rome City, died Saturday in Vencor Hospital, LaGrange. She was born December 23, 1916 in Rome City to Neil F. and Georgia (Brown) Holsinger. On June 27, 1937 in Rome City she married Dale H. Stewart. A lifetime Rome City resident, she had been owner/operator of the Powder Box Beauty Shop in Rome City for 18 years; and was a homemaker and member of Rome City United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, James D. of Vincennes, and Jerry N. of LaGrange; a brother, Harry Holsinger of Rome City; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Private family services in Miller Funeral Home, Middlebury. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-1-1996
Stewart Matthew H, an old citizen of Avilla, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Stewart in Allegheny Co. Penn., Sept. 10, 1842, and spent here just 76 years 11 months and 27 days. Of the six sons and three daughters in his father’s household, only one had preceded him in death. His childhood and the beginning of his school life were spent in Pennsylvania, but the family moved to Indiana in 1857, settling four miles southwest of Avilla. While yet a young man he united with the Hopewell Church and although he was one of the oldest citizens of Avilla, he never changed his church relationship. On Oct. 10, 1876, he married Jennie Walter and they had two sons, Walter and Ray, both now of Chicago. He leaves four brothers, three sisters, his wife, two sons, two grandchildren. He was formerly in business in Avilla and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. ~ 9-10-1919
Stewart Michael J, 76, died at his home at 415 Park Street in LaPorte. He was born July 10, 1890 in Avilla and resided here before moving to Fort Wayne and LaPorte, where he was employed by the LaPorte Casting Service. He was married May 11, 1963 to Prudence Oaks, who survives. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Mae Gatwood, Albion, the Misses Bessie and Dorothy Stewart and Mrs. E. A. Stewart, all of Canton, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert Giesier, South Bend, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held recently in LaPorte. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 1-19-1967 + 1-?-1967
Stewart Myra S, 86, died today in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. She was born in Brimfield on March 11, 1907 to Walter and Emily (Wright) Stewart. She was a seamstress for Trenton Garment and the old mitten factory in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 sisters, Florence Marshall and Mae Stewart of Brimfield; nephews and great-nieces. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-26-1993
Stewart Myrta, 58, died at her home on Van Scoyoc St. Sunday after an extended illness. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart resided on a farm southwest of Avilla a number of years, after which they moved to Auburn, where Mr. Stewart was interested in a grocery store. After disposing of the store they continued to make their home in Auburn. They moved back to Avilla about four months ago. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, Harry; one daughter, Mrs. Mable Stephenson of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Glen of Lansing, Mich., and Everett of Auburn; her father, John Yarian of Swan Twp; three brothers, Melvin Yarian of Avilla, Francis Yarian of Auburn, and S. R. Yarian of Swan Twp; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Whonsetler and Mrs. Lillie Pfleidner, both Swan Twp. Funeral Tuesday at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 12-3-1934 * 1934
Stewart Myrtle was born October 8, 1886 and died August 12, 1891, aged 4 years, 10 months, 4 days. She was taken sick Friday at the home of her grandma, Mrs. Bonham, at Albion, and the symptoms became so alarming that she was brought home Saturday. Funeral was at the residence today and the remains laid to rest in the Sweet Cemetery. ~ 8-13-1891
Stewart Myrtle L, 77, of Kimmell, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Funeral was Tuesday in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wolf Lake. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Harold; a son, 2 brothers and 3 grandchildren. + 4-?-1961
Stewart Nellie M, about 84, (b. 11-30-1866) a lifelong resident of this community, died Dec. 4, 1950 at the Saffen Convalescent Home in Garrett from a heart ailment. Funeral was yesterday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Survivors are 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild of Denver, Colo.; 2 brothers, George Young of Huntertown, and Fred Young of Fremont; and a sister, Mrs. R. C. Hyde of Des Moines. + 12-?-1950
Stewart Nora, 68, wife of Robert J. Stewart and a former resident of Swan Twp, died at the family residence in Kendallville on Sunday. Death resulted from carcinoma of the stomach and liver. She had been a lifelong resident of Noble County. She was born June 7, 1857 on a farm southwest of Kendallville, the daughter of Coleman and Adelaide Beadle. Forty-six years ago she married Robert J. Stewart, and 22 years ago the family moved to Kendallville from a farm southwest of Avilla. Surviving besides the husband is one son, Floyd, at home; one brother, Chauncey Beadle, Wahoo, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Varner and Mrs. Flora Stout of near Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday from the home, 928 S. Main St., Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-10-1925
Stewart Rachel, wife of Virgil A. Stewart, died at her residence 2 miles east of Wolf Lake on last Sunday of anemia. She was about 24 years of age and leaves one child, an infant, and her husband. She was buried last Tuesday at the Christian Chapel. Albion New Era 4-18-1878 She and Virgil were married March 31, 1877. She was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Kitt. Albion New Era 4-25-1878
Stewart Ralph Emerson, 71, died Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. He was taken to the hospital from his home west of Swan Monday following a heart attack. He was born July 27, 1882, in Huntertown. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart. Surviving are one son, Forrest, of Paulding, Ohio; a brother, Sidney Stewart, of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Miss Anna Stewart, west of Swan; and a grandson, David, of Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. Mrs. Stewart died in 1938. Funeral Thursday at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 1-28-1954
Stewart Robert J, 75,was born in Allegheny County, Pa., July 4, 1858, and came to Noble County with his parents when a small boy. His parents settled on a farm in Swan Twp. He received his high school education in the Kendallville High School. He began teaching at the age of 17 and taught in various parts of Noble County for more than 46 years. In 1887 he married Nora Beadle, who died Dec. 6, 1925. He was a member of the Kendallville Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are a son, Floyd, who was associated with his father in the insurance business; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth, and Mrs. Robert Bolton; and two brothers, John and William, both Avilla. He fell dead late Saturday in a Kendallville business place, due to angina pectoris, a heart affliction. Funeral Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-21-1929 + 3-?-1929
Stewart Salome, widow of Ananias Stewart and daughter of Nathan P. and Elizabeth Osborn, was born in Clearspring Twp, LaGrange County March 11, 1845; died March 13, aged 61 years and 2 days. She married Ananias Stewart Sept. 28, 1865. They had 5 children. Julia died in infancy. John, Cory, Walter and Lizzie (now Mrs. William Ridenbaugh) survive. She was a member of the Free Baptist Church. Her husband, a soldier of the Civil War, was taken from her June 5, 1905, after which she, with her children, left the farm and moved to Brimfield where she spent the last days of her life. ^ 3-30-1906
Stewart Samuel Patterson, 86, one of Avilla’s oldest residents, died Monday. He was born in Allegheny County, Pa. July 15, 1840, and died Feb. 21, 1927, aged 86 years, 7 months and 6 days. He married Susan Hooper Dec. 17, 1863. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters. One son, Arthur, died in childhood. His wife died 3 years ago, and since then he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. George Knauer. He was a member of F&AM Lodge No. 460 of this place and belonged to the tribe of Ben Hur Court No. 40. He was the oldest of a family of 9 children. One sister, Mate; and 2 brothers, Joseph and Matthew, preceded him in death. He with his brother, Matthew, conducted a general store in this place under the name of Stewart Bros. The post office for a number of years was located in their store under his supervision. He was town clerk and treasurer until the infirmities of age compelled him to give up such work. He is survived by 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. B. C. Lewis of Willard, Ohio, Mrs. George Knauer of this place, and John D. Stewart of Sturgis, Mich. Funeral from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Knauer Wednesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ No date
Stewart Sharon, 56, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Sturgis, Mich., she lived in Fort Wayne most of her life and was an optician at Longe Optical. She was a graduate of Wawaka High School. Surviving are 4 daughters, Carla Scheerer, Sherri Seslar and Lori Stewart of Fort Wayne, and Becky Kahn of San Clemente, Calif.; 2 sisters, Sally Davis and Linda Frick of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Ron Smoots of Fort Wayne and Jim Smoots of Ligonier. Services Saturday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home. Burial, Concordia Gardens. + 1-3-1996
Stewart Susan (Hooper), 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Knauer at Avilla last week. She fell and fractured her hip a month ago. Born in Allen Twp, she had lived there all her life. Surviving are the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. C. C. Lewis of Willard, O., Mrs. George Knauer of Avilla, and one son, John of Sturgis, Mich.; 3 brothers, James Hooper of Oregon, George Hooper of Garrett, and John Hooper of Avilla; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. Funeral was held Wednesday from the Knauer home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 8-?-1923 She was born in Allegheny County, Penn., Jan. 19, 1841 and died July 23, 1923, aged 82 years, 69 months and 4 days. At the age of 16 she moved with her parents to Swan Twp and married Samuel Patterson Stewart on Dec. 19, 1863, and resided on a farm in Swan Twp until 1872 when they moved to Avilla. ^ No date
Stewart Uriah Patterson was born in Allegheny County, Penn. May 14, 1819; died Aug. 12, 1905 aged 86 years 2 months and 28 days. He married Margaret Ann Harbison June 4, 1839. They had 6 sons and 3 daughters. He united with the Presbyterian Church when 19 years old. He was the youngest member of a family of 12 children, all having preceded him in death. Funeral was held from the Avilla M. E. Church Aug. 14. ^ 8-18-1905
Stewart Vern B, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Stewart, died. Thanksgiving Day his parents received a telegram saying that he had been stricken with pneumonia. His mother left immediately and was with him when he died. He was 30 years, ten months and seven days of age. His boyhood days were spent in Avilla. He passed through the local schools and eventually received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Cornell University. He remained as a member of the Agricultural Department of Cornell until 1918 when he was made government advisor for food inspectors at New York. He was married August 27, 1914, to Mary Howell of Elmira, N.Y. They had a daughter, Ruth Mary, now four months old. Besides the wife and daughter, he leaves a father and mother, an only sister, Madge. His remains were taken to Elmira, N.Y. The funeral was at the home of his wife’s mother, after which he was buried in the Elmira Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1918
Stewart Walter, 52, died last evening at his home in Avilla from a second stroke of apoplexy. He was a native of this community, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Stewart. He left here some years ago and engaged in business in New York. Following the death of his mother a year ago he returned and had since made his home here looking after his farm east of Avilla. Surviving are a brother, Ray of Chicago and an aunt, Elizabeth of Kendallville. ^ 1-12-1934
Stewart Walter F, 72, (b.1-16-1873) died at his home in Brimfield Aug. 8 from dropsy and complications. He was employed for many years by the NYC as a repairman until his retirement several years ago. He is survived by his wife, Emily; 5 daughters, Mae of Brimfield, Mrs. Orlando Marshall and Mrs. Don McDonald of Wawaka, Mrs. Arnol Miller and Myra of Kendallville; and one son, Thad of Brimfield. Funeral at the Brimfield Church Aug. 10. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1945
Stewart William Alexander, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Stewart, was born near Alexander, Virginia, Sept. 4, 1833; and died March 5, aged 74 years 6 months and 2 days. With his parents he moved to Noble County in 1839, where he grew to manhood, being the eldest of 13 children. He married Louisa Gage in 1861. They had one son, Charles. In 1862 he enlisted in the 12th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served until the close of the war. With his regiment he was in most of the great battles of the conflict and Sherman’s famous march to the sea. The remainder of his life was spent in farming in Noble County except a few years in Michigan. After retiring from farming, the last 8 years he resided in Wolcottville. Services at Cosperville Monday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 3-19-1908
Stewart William H, 91, a resident of this community most of his life, died at his home on Van Scoyoc St. Wednesday, from a heart attack. Born in Pennsylvania, a son of Uriah Stewart, he had engaged in the restaurant business here for many years, retiring a number of years ago. He was the last of a large family. Surviving are the wife, Belle; a daughter, Mrs. Madge Walker, Danville, Illinois; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Wells, Buffalo, New York; two great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Stewart of Elmira, New York. A son, Vern, died several years ago. Services Friday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 3-29-1951
Stewart Willie, son of Joseph and Annie Stewart, died of lung fever Nov. 13, 1892, aged one year, six months and two days. Funeral services were Tuesday the 11th at South Milford in the M. E. Church. + 11-24-1892

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