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Obituaries - Walt

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Walt Anna M, 88, was born in Pierceton Dec. 25, 1884 to Bernard and Mary (Renier) Engerman and was the last member of her family. She was married in 1910 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church to Frank Walt, who died June 4, 1972. She was a member of St. Mary’s. She died Monday in McCray Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Debes, R. 2; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were Aug. 9 at St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 8-9-1973 + 8-?-1973
Walt Edward L, 79, of Arcadia, Calif., died April 13. He was a retired carpenter and had resided in Avilla and Garrett prior to moving to California 25 years ago. He was born at Avilla Nov. 6, 1900 to Joseph and Josephine Walt, and he married Pheba Huffman Oct. 24, 1924. Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Waunieta McCoy of Churubusco, Mrs. Betty Hart, and Mrs. Maxine Dame, both of Temple City, Calif.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Williams of Upland, Calif.; and three brothers, Anthony of LaPorte, William of Fort Wayne, and Robert of Albion. Services April 16. Burial, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif. ~ 4-17-1980 + 4-?-1980
Walt Frank J, 82, was born Feb. 6, 1889 in Avilla to Joseph and Josephine (Seip) Walt. He married Anna Engerman in 1910 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla. A lifetime resident of Avilla, he retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1954, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was active in the Avilla Lions Club and was a charter member. He belonged to the Avilla Fire Department. He died at McCray Hospital Sunday. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Debes of R. 2, Avilla; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Hershfelder of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Mary Williams in Texas and Mrs. Katherine Pennell in Michigan; five brothers, Michael of Avilla, Bill and Bob of Fort Wayne, Ed in California, and Anthony of LaPorte; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Agnes, and two brothers, Joe and John, are deceased. Services at St. Mary’s Church June 7. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 6-8-1972 + 6-?-1972
Walt John C, 71, Columbus, Ohio, died February 16, 1956 at his home, 261 S. Grant St. Surviving are his wife, Etta, son, Paul, Columbus, and daughter, Eva at LaPorte; six brothers and four sisters. Burial was at Columbus, Monday, February 20. ~ 2-23-1956
Walt Joseph, 61,who has been making his home in Albion at the Noble County Home, died December 6. He was born January 12, 1892. He was a lifelong resident of this community, and for many years conducted a shoe repairing shop. Survivors are seven brothers, John of Columbus, Ohio, Frank and Mike of Avilla, Anthony of Kingsbury, Indiana, Ed of Garrett and Bill and Bob of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Hershfelder, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Mary Williams, Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. Catherine Pennel, Cloverdale, Mich., and Mrs. Agnes Nelson, Decatur, Mich. Services were December 8. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 12-10-1953
Walt Josephine, 91, died at her home Wednesday. She was born in Baden, Germany and had lived in Avilla about seventy years. Her husband, Joseph Walt, preceded her in death May 3, 1946. Surviving are eight sons, John, Columbus, Ohio, Anthony, LaPorte, Ind., Edward, Garrett, William and Robert, Fort Wayne, Frank, Joseph and Michael of Avilla and four daughters, Mrs. Mary Williams and Mrs. Anna Hershfelder of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Katherine Pennel, Cloverdale, Mich. and Mrs. Agnes Nelson of Kalamazoo, Mich., 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body was returned to the home Wednesday where it will remain until Saturday when it will be taken to the St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-1-1951
Walt Marguerite C, 85, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. She resided at R. 2, LaVerna Terrace and formerly lived on S. Main St. in Avilla. She was born in Urbana, Ohio, March 10, 1902, the daughter of Charles and Georgianna (Chapman) Miller. She married Michael Walt August 26, 1921 in Fort Wayne and he died July 5, 1977. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, the Auxiliary of Sacred Heart Home and was a charter member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 240, Avilla. Surviving are a daughter Patricia Bolinger, Avilla; four sons, Michael, LaPorte, James, Buena Vista, Colo., Robert, Rome City, Thomas of Miles City, Montana; 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Jackson of Wolcottville. Preceding her in death was one daughter, Kathleen; one sister; and one brother. Services were Wednesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 7-30-1987 + 7-26-1987
Walt Michael W "Mike", 80, died July 5 in McCray Hospital. A native of Avilla and lifelong resident, he lived at 404 S. Main St. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad, was a veteran of WW I, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, the Avilla American Legion Post 240 and VFW in LaPorte. He was born in Avilla Nov. 29, 1896 to Joe and Josephine (Seip) Walt. He married Marguerite Miller Aug. 26, 1920 in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Pat) Rhodes, Avilla; four sons, Robert, Fort Wayne, Mike Jr., LaPorte; Jim, Golden, Colo.; and Tom, Miles City, Mont.; three sisters, Catherine Pennell, Michigan; Ann Hershfelder, Fort Wayne, and Mary Williams, California; four brothers, Anthony, LaPorte, Bill, Fort Wayne, Bob, Albion, and Ed, California; 30 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. One daughter, Kathleen Redmond, preceded him in death. ~ 7-7-1977 + 7-?-1977
Walt Patricia A, 69, Rome City, died August 20, 2002 as a result of a car-truck collision at the intersection of Drake Road and S.R. 3, Kendallville. The car she was driving was stopped at a traffic light when her car was struck in the rear by a semi whose driver disregarded the light, according to police. She was born in Garrett on April 21, 1933 to Wilford and Dorothy (Warstler) Hall. She married Robert T. Walt on June 7, 1952 in Garrett. Surviving are her mother in Altona; her husband; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Patrice and Neil Whitsell of Ligonier, Pamela Williams of Fort Wayne, and Paula and Randy Belice of Chicago; 7 grandchildren, Zachary, Katie, Anny and Cody Whitesell and Tierra, Janel and Chenea Williams; and a sister, Helen Hall of Atlanta, Ga. She was an engineer's aide with Magnavox for 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a lifetime resident of the area. A 1951 graduate of Garrett High School, she was a member of the Albion Eagles, the Avilla American Legion Auxiliary and St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Services at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Avilla. ~ 8-29-2002
Walt Pheba Leota died November 17, 2000 at Cherry Hills Nursing Home, Sun City, Calif. She was born March 31, 1904 in Clear Lake, Ind., the 8th child of Commodore and Hattie Huffman. She married Edward Leo Walt on October 24, 1925 in Fort Wayne. He died April 13, 1980. She lived in Garrett until 1955, then moved to Arcadia, Calif. Surviving are 3 daughters, Betty Hart of Temple City, Calif., Waunieta Colvin of Churubusco, and Maxine Dame of California; 7 grandchildren, including Pamela Reinig of Churubusco, Maureen Culler of Avilla, and Rick McCoy of Churubusco; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Burial, Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Calif. ~ 11-30-2000
Walt Robert T, 87, died Monday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born October 16, 1905 in Avilla to Joseph and Josephine (Siepk) Walt. He retired from General Electric after 45 years and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Albion. He was the last of 13 children. Surviving are a daughter, Karyn Mounsey of Lawndale, Calif.; the Harley Hart family of Calif., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday in Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. + 10-26-1992
Walt Robert T, 78, of Rome City, died Aug. 10, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Avilla on May 14, 1931, the son of Michael and Marguerite (Miller) Walt. He graduated from Avilla High School in 1950 and was employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne until retirement in 1987. He served with the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He married Pat on June 8, 1952 in Garrett. She died in August 2002. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 240 in Avilla. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Patrice and Neil Whitesell of Ligonier, Pamela and Theotis Stalling of Fort Wayne and Paula and Randy Belice of Riverside, Ill.; 7 grandchildren, Zachery (Nichole) Whitesell, Katie, Anny and Code Whitesell, Tierra, Janel and Chenea Williams; 6 great-grandchildren, Payton, Ajada, Anara, Acacia, Kimora and Jakari; 3 brothers, Michael Walt of Westville, IN, James Walt of Craig, Colo., and Thomas Walt of Anaconda, Mont. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Kathleen Redmond and Patricia Bolinger. Mass of Christian Burial Aug. 14 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Albion. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 240. ^ 8-12-2009
Walt Theresa Reed, 81, 519 N. York St., Albion, died Thursday (d.8-24-1978) in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville July 4, 1897, she was the daughter of Guy and Flora (Keck) Merriman. She married Walter B. Reed, who died in 1968. She married Robert Walt Oct. 11, 1975 in Albion. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Survivors are the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Frymier, Albion, and Mrs. Betty Wagner, Coldwater, Mich.; one son, Walter, Kalamazoo, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Hypes, Adrian, Mich.; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1978
Walt William F, 79, died Oct. 9 in Three Rivers Convalescent Center in Fort Wayne. He was born January 5, 1904 in Avilla to Joseph and Mary Walt. He lived most of his life in Fort Wayne where he was a retired minister from the Fort Wayne Spiritual Science Church. He was a WW I veteran in the Navy, a 45-year member of the American Legion Post 47 and had received the Silver Beaver Award with Boy Scouts. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Leona Kreg, Fort Wayne, and Shirley Benner of Peru; and two brothers, Robert of Albion, and Anthony of LaPorte. Services Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 10-13-1983 + 10-9-1983
Waltenberger Delon Ray, 71, died Dec. 5, 2007 at his Kendallville home. He retired in 2002 from Dexter Axle in Albion after 19 years of service. He was a member of FOE No. 985 in Kendallville. He graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne and played lead guitar with the country rock band Wheels in Motion. He was born in Fort Wayne on Sept. 7, 1936 to Darrell and Bernice (Walker) Waltenberger. He married Shirley Counterman on July 17, 1954 in Burr Oak. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Sharon Waltenberger of Kendallville, Dennis and Jewel Waltenberger of San Leandro, Calif., and Jimmy and Crystal Waltenberger of Kendallville; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Dawn and Jim August of Sheridan, Wyo., Debbie Waltenberger of Ky., and Donna and Terry Davis of Rome City; 15 grandchildren, Tammy and Kenny Lindley, Tara and Tony Braden, Marissa, David and Darcy Forker, Denny, Jeffrey, Deondre and Joseph Waltenberger, Kristy and Dustin Clark and Kimberly Vanderpool; 13 great-grandchildren, Kenny and Sieara Lindley, Seth and Taylor Bender, Dakota, Hailey and Trevor Braden, Mikaela Forker, Karra Rarick, Tisyn and Jaden Clark, Kattie Bush and Gabbie Sanborn. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Murl in 1955; and a granddaughter, Tisha Bender in 1997. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-6-2007
Waltenburg Betty L, 71, of New Haven, died May 1, 2009 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 5, 1937 in Burr Oak, Mich., a daughter of Daniel and Harriet (Cork) Wiard. She graduated from North Side High School in 1957. She retired from Canterbury Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne in March due to ill health. She was a member of New Haven VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Fred (Laura) Waltenburg of Fort Wayne and Tracy Waltenburg of Mesa, Ariz.; her mother; a sister, Phyllis Arvola of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Robert (Joy) Wiard of Churubusco and Richard Wiard of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father on Sept. 5, 1997. Funeral May 4 at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Salem Cemetery. Churubusco News 5-6-2009
Walter Charles A "Buzz", 72, died June 22, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. For 36 years he delivered gas and oil for Sinclair and Marathon Oil in Noble County and the surrounding area before retiring in 1991. He was a member of American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville and traveled extensively judging 6 different breeds of horses. He was born Oct. 23, 1931 in Kendallville to Charles and Norma (Miller) Walter. He was a 1951 Kendallville High School graduate and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. In June 1957 he married Janice Owen. She died May 12, 1979. He married Patricia (Schroeder) Godsell on July 3, 1980. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Carl Griffiths of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Chris Walter of Kendallville; a stepson; a sister, Jean Getts of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Joel Walter and Emily Griffiths. Also preceding him in death were a son, Charles II in 1989; and a brother, Trevor. Services Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 6-23-2004
Walter Charles A II, 28, R. 2, Kendallville, died Feb. 22 in Parkview Hospital from bacterial pneumonia. He was born in Kendallville Oct. 10, 1960, the son of Charles A. and Janice (Owen) Walter. His mother preceded him in death. He married Kathleen Riecke Oct. 22, 1983. He attended Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Mich., and was a welder for Kammerer Welding. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla, and past member of the American Motorcycle Association. Surviving are his wife; his father and stepmother, Charles and Pat Walter, near Kendallville; a son, Joel at home; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Rebecca) Griffiths, Kendallville; and a brother, David G. of Kendallville. Services Saturday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 2-28-1989 + 2-22-1989
Walter Elizabeth, daughter of Catherine and Edward Fryer, was born in Union County, Pa., February 3, 1836. She married Michael Walter June 3, 1853. They made their home at Avilla, where she has been a resident for 71 years. During the earlier years of her life she united with the English Lutheran Church and remained a member until the church disbanded. She died January 7, 1925, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nora Dolan on Van Scoyoc St. Surviving are six children, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services Saturday from the residence. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1925
Walter Elizabeth (Ecker) was born in Riehn, Baoern, Germany, June 24, 1840, and died at South Milford, Sept. 15, 1896, aged 56 years, 2 months and 21 days. She came to America, settling in Seneca, O. in 1866 where she was married to John Walter Sept. 24, 1867. They had 9 children, 6 of whom are living. They moved to South Milford in 1871. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church from childhood. Funeral was conducted from the South Milford Free Baptist Church. + 9-15-1896
Walter Gertrude B, 91, died Wednesday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born April 25, 1902 in Jefferson Twp, Noble County, to Walter and Sarah (Zumbrun) Trowbridge. She married John O. Hartman, who died in 1957. On August 29, 1965 she married Wilbur Walter, who died in January 1974. A homemaker, she was also a restaurant cook who retired in 1965. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garrett. Surviving are a daughter, Berniece Freeman of Garrett; 3 sons, Ralph, Harold and Walter "Buster" Hartman of Kendallville; a sister, Marjorie Frick of Sturgis, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Six brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Zion West Fairfield Cemetery near Corunna. + 5-19-1990
Walter Glenn M, 83, of Albion, died Friday in his home. He was born December 2, 1912 in Jefferson Twp, Noble County to Lewis and Ida R. (Fredrick) Walter. On April 10, 1937 he married Alice R. Bishop. A 1932 graduate of Coesse High School, he was a farmer and livestock truck driver. He lived at his Thorncreek Twp residence until moving to his new home in Noble County April 15, 1995. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Glenna J. Johnson of Columbia City and Pam A. Wood of Albion; a brother, Arthur of Columbia City; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Shirley K.; 3 sisters, Goldie Sheets, Dessie Walker and Pearl Walter; and 3 brothers, Norman E., Ora R. and Roy. Funeral today in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, South Whitley Cemetery. + 1-5-1996
Walter Inettia, 62, of Albion, died today in her residence. She was born May 16, 1930 in Grier, N.M. to Arthur and Nola (Walters) Massingill. She moved from San Lorenzo, Calif. to Albion in 1987. She was formerly employed by Aero Co. in Waterloo. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Oston (Evelee) Roop of Kendallville; a son, Michael of Angola; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edward (Delia) Williams of McGill, Nev., and Leona Cleary of San Lorenzo; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. William (Nila) Moore of St. Joe, and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Lemes of Ely, Nev. A brother preceded her in death. No services. + 3-8-1993
Walter Isabel, 90, a Kendallville native, died November 16, 2000 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born June 6, 1910 to Guy and Blanche Schutt. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1929 and from DePauw University, Greencastle, in 1933 with majors in English and history. She married James Russell Walter on December 16, 1934. He died in 1961. She taught 5th & 6th grade English and social studies at Wayne Center Elementary School for 12 years before retiring in 1975. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kendallville and a life-long member of Tri Kappa. Surviving are 5 sons, George M. of Lenoir, Tenn., David R. of Kokomo, James S. of Kendallville, Frederick G. of Findlay, Ohio, and John R. of Forest Hills, Pa.; a daughter, Rebecca J. Mayou of Hedgesville, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceding her also in death were an infant son, Henry Guy in 1944; and a brother, George A. Schutt. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-17-2000
Walter Janice Irene, 45, died Saturday in McCray Hospital following emergency surgery. She lived at R. 2, Kendallville. She was an English teacher at East Noble High School, a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and until recently served in the Kendallville Plan Commission. Born in Kendallville Oct. 26, 1933, she was the daughter of Glen and Theresa (Hornett) Owen. She married Charles A. Walter June 1, 1957. Survivors include her husband and her mother; one daughter, Rebecca, at home; two sons, Charles A. II and David G., both at home; and one brother, Robert, Kendallville. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 5-17-1979 + 5-?-1979
Walter John R, 92, of Columbia City died Oct. 19, 2011, at his home.  He was a 1937 graduate of Columbia City High School where he participated in the state championship band. He graduated from Manchester College in 1942. He received his graduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.  He taught and coached at Jefferson Center School in Whitley County, Northwestern High School near Kokomo, Petroleum, Pleasant Lake, Auburn, North Side and Northrop.  He was served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren.  He was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Essex County, Ontario, Canada, to Albert “Sis” and Chloe (Taylor) Walter. He married Madelyn M. Phend on Dec. 24, 1939.  Surviving are his wife; 2 children, Cathy Lou Bewak of Fort Wayne and Larry Michael (Becky) Walter of Goose Lake; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Walter.  Funeral Monday at Blue River Church of the Brethren.  Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery.  ^ 10-20-2011
Walter Lucy C, 93, of Kendallville, died April 28, 2009 at Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. She and her husband owned and operated Orpheum Dry Cleaners in Fort Wayne for many years. She was a member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. She was born Aug. 7, 1915 in Fort Wayne to Frank and Myrtle (Springer) Moses. On April 30, 1934 she married Leonard C. Walter. Surviving are a daughter, Marylin Donat of Rome City; 7 grandchildren, Jodie Cooper, Dawn Hutcherson, Kathy DeMuyt, Christine Harman, Eric and Len Walter and Terry Donat; 13 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Leonard Walter Jr.; a sister, Harriet Hissong; and a brother, Roy Moses. Funeral May 1 at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-30-2009
Walter Marie Essie, 87, a resident of Kendallville Lutheran Home, died there Sunday. She was born in Altona Sept. 27, 1899 to Noble and Agatha Bell (Jackson) Barker. On Sept. 18, 1920 in Kalamazoo, Mich., she married Russell J. Walter, who died in Dec. 1986. She was nearly a lifetime Kendallville area resident moving from Cedarville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Joy Flint and Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) Froelich of Kendallville; a sister, Leota Favory of Waynedale; a brother, John of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death. Services will be Tuesday in the Lutheran Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1987
Walter Michael F, one of the oldest residents of Avilla, died at his home in this place Wednesday. He was born in Snyder County, Pa. Feb. 1, 1826 and died May 22, 1912 at Avilla. His age was 86 years, 3 months and 21 days. In the year 1853 he married Elizabeth Fryer. They had seven children. When a youth he united with the Lutheran Church. He has been a resident of Avilla 58 years. He leaves his widow; six children, Mrs. C. C. Moste, Mrs. H. S. Oaks, Morris and Wallace of Chicago, Mrs. Nora Dolan and Mrs. M. H. Stewart of this place; one brother; one sister; and ten grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. At one time he was connected with the firm of Baum, Walter & Haines and conducted a general store here. Later he carried the mail to B&O and for many years has lived a retired life. Funeral was Saturday in the Evangelical Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-29-1912 ^ No date
Walter Michael M, a brakeman for the B&O Railroad, was killed at Fostoria, Ohio on Nov. 12, 1914. He was born at LaOtto Sept. 24, 1875, the son of Paul and Sarah (Gilbert) Walter. He married Eliza E. Grawcock Sept. 27, 1899. Surviving are the widow; two children; three sisters, Mrs. P. F. Woods, Toledo, Mrs. Rose Nickerson, Lake City, Mich., and W. T. Knipple, Logansport. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 11-?-1914
Walter Norma R, 85, 444 Pleasant St., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Noble County on July 30, 1902, she was the daughter of Allen and Sophia Ellen (Replogle) Miller. She married Charles T. Walter. He died March 4, 1956. She attended Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are a daughter, Belva Jean Getts of Fort Wayne; a son, Charles A., R. 2, Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A son, Trevor "Bud"; 2 sisters; and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 12-29-1987
Walter Paul, 75, who has made his home with his son, M. M. Walter on S. Franklin St., Garrett, for the past 3 years, was found dead in his bed Monday by his son who had gone to awaken him for breakfast. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. He came to Noble County in the year he attained his majority, locating near Avilla, where he lived until 3 years ago, when his wife died and he came to Garrett to make his home with his son. He served throughout the Civil War as a member of the 35th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Four children survive him, M. M. of Garrett, Mrs. F. P. Woods of Toledo, O., Mrs. W. T. Knipple of Lafayette, Ind., and Mrs. John Nickerson of Morey, Mich. ^ 4-19-1910
Walter Phyllis R, 54, Wawaka, died Tuesday (d.5-10-1977) at her home. She was born Sept. 23, 1923 to Rollo V. and Lottie Mae (Duesler) Weaver and married Harold H. Walter on Dec. 15, 1945 at Battle Creek, Mich. She was a lifetime resident of this area. Survivors include her husband; 2 sisters, LaVerne Weaver, LaGrange, and Doris Webb, Payne, Ohio; 3 brothers, Robert and Lyle of Fort Wayne, and Delbert, Antwerp, Ohio. One sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 5-?-1977
Walter Russell, 89, of Kendallville, died Monday at the Lutheran Home. He was born in Stroh July 11, 1897, the son of George and Lettie (Stroman) Walter. On Sept. 18, 1920 he married Marie Barker. He was an electrician for McCray Refrigerator in Kendallville and retired in 1967. He was an Army veteran of WW I, a charter member of American Legion Post 86, a member of McCray Refrigerator 20-year Club, and a member of Mitchell St. United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Joy Flint and Evelyn Froelich of Kendallville; and one sister, Doris Bishop, Dublin, Ohio; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, a brother and a grandchild preceded him in death. Funeral at the Lutheran Home Thursday. + 12-15-1986
Walter T G "Bud", 480 Pinewood Dr., San Rafael, Calif., died Saturday in San Rafael Hospital. He was born June 30, 1928 in Kendallville to Charles and Norma (Miller) Walter. He married Helen Kalinec of Calif. He was a Kendallville resident 28 years and was employed by Ralph Smith Trucking Co. Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Larry and Charles; his mother, Norma who resides at his home; one sister, Mrs. Virgil (Belva Jean) Getts, Fort Wayne; one brother, Charles, R. 2, Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday at Kateon Mortuary, San Rafael, Calif. + 3-?-1976
Walter William Lloyd, 84, a former Kendallville area resident, died Monday at the home of his son in Springfield, Tenn. He was born Aug. 30, 1900, the son of Michael and Eliza (Grawcock) Walter. At the age of 13, following his father’s death, he made his home with his uncle and aunt, the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Truelove. Surviving are his son, Bill; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Molly Milford; a daughter; a son; and a sister. Burial will be in Pennsylvania. + 11-19-1984
Walters Alfred Ray, 27, R. 3, Kendallville, died March 18 in McCray Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1897, the son of Wilmer and Eva Fisher Walters. He was married in 1944 to Bertha Opal Stump in Wabash. A lifelong resident of Noble County and the Avilla area, he was a farmer until ill health forced his retirement. He resided on Ind. 8 west of Avilla. Survivors include the widow; a son, Marion, R. 3, Kendallville; and an uncle, Frank Fisher, Avilla. A daughter, Marjorie, and a son, Arnold, preceded him in death. Services were Friday in Avilla Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 3-26-1970 + 3-?-1970
Walters Alfred Wilmer, 83, lifelong Noble County resident, was found dead slumped over a dining room table at his home in Allen Twp last Tuesday. Death was due to angina pectoris. He had always engaged in farming but had lived a retired life in recent years. Surviving are a son, Alfred Ray; a grandson; a brother, Ellsworth; and a sister, Mrs. Martha Wirick of Kendallville. Funeral Thursday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-?-1943
Walters Alma V, 93, died July 26 in the Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born in Noble County May 10, 1886, the daughter of Ephram and Rebecca Lock Pippenger. She married John R. Walters in Albion in 1903, and he died in 1969. She had resided in Kendallville for many years. There are no immediate survivors. Services in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville July 28. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-2-1979 + 7-28-1979
Walters Arnold Leroy, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Walters, northwest of Avilla, died Thursday at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, following an attack of chronic pneumonia. He had been an invalid practically all his life. He was born July 23, 1919 on a farm in Allen Twp. He attended the Avilla public schools. Surviving relatives include the parents, a brother, Marion, and a sister, Marjorie. Funeral Saturday at the home and at the Mt. Pleasant Church. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 11-15-1928 + 11-?-1928
Walters Bertha Opal, 82, died this morning (d.6-28-1982) at Mason’s Health Care Center, Warsaw. She was born April 12, 1900 and was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ray Walters. Surviving is a stepson, Marion Walters of R. 2, Kendallville. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 6-28-1982
Walters C Robert, 75, of Long Beach, Calif. died on Nov. 6. He was a former Kendallville resident and formerly worked for Allen Dairy, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Anita; 2 sons, Jon and Charles of Calif.; 2 sisters, Becky Worthman of Decatur and Jean Baker of College Corner, Ind.; and one brother, John of Michigan. Private services were held in Calif. + 11-6-1989
Walters David Leroy, 73, died Wednesday at Alfran Nursing Home, Warsaw. Funeral will be Friday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. He was born in Iowa on May 15, 1893. A former resident of Cromwell community about 15 years ago, he was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker. His wife, the former Etta Goudy, died in 1958. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Harold Bohee of Fort Wayne. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 12-?-1966
Walters E W, a pioneer, came to this county accompanying his widowed mother in 1849 to Jefferson Twp, later moving to Albion where for many years he was engaged in the grocery business. He was at his death about 68 years and is survived by his wife and 2 daughters, Mrs. W. O. Allen of Fostoria, O., and Mrs. J. P. McConnell of Greenville, Pa. Funeral will be held from his late residence Thursday. ^ 2-15-1910
Walters Edmond W, 60, a former Kendallville resident, died June 3 in Phoenix, Ariz. The son of Raymond and Hazel (Hawk) Walters, he was born July 18, 1914. He married Ruth Milbourn May 1, 1945. She survives at 1338 E. Hubbell St., Phoenix. Also surviving is a brother, Victor, Calif.; and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Willer, Phoenix, and Kathleen at home; two grandchildren. Services were in Phoenix on Thursday. + 6-?1975
Walters Edward B, 56, a native of Kendallville, died this morning at the Antlers’ Country Club northwest of the city, which he and his brother-in-law, Earl Ackerman have been operating this season. Cause of death was bronchial infection. He was born in Kendallville Dec. 30, 1878, the eldest son of John and Celia Walters. The parents and only brother, Charles, preceded him in death. He was married in 1904 with Agnes Brainard, daughter of Frank and the late Sarah Brainard. They had 2 children. A daughter died in infancy. Surviving are the widow and the son, Harold. Funeral will be Wednesday from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ackerman. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-20-1934
Walters Ella died at her home in Hartford City June 28, 1945. Funeral was Sunday at Hartford City. Burial, IOOF Cemetery at Monroeville. Surviving are her husband, Frank D.; a brother, John W. Goud of Defiance, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Walters of Albion and Hartford City; and a grandson, Staff Sergeant John Robert Walters on duty in Okinawa; and great-granddaughter, Susan Beth Walters. Following the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Walters they had resided in Fort Wayne, later moving to Hartford City where they have resided for the past 27 years. He is the operator of theatres at Hartford City and Dunkirk. + 6-?-1945
Walters Ephraim died at the residence of his son-in-law, Aaron Rimmel in Jefferson Twp on Nov. 1, 1872 in the 70th year of his age. He was an early settler of Noble County and filled positions of trust and usefulness during a large portion of his life. Albion New Era 11-7-1872
Walters Etta, 70, died Monday in Kondas Nursing Home near Albion after suffering a stroke last Friday. She had resided here 10 years, moving to this community from North Webster. Surviving are the husband, David; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Bohde, Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Miss Iva Goudy and Mrs. Leo Radcliff, Hamilton, and Mrs. Ralph Seward, Fort Wayne; one brother, Dewey Goudy, Chicago; a grandson and 2 great-grandsons. Services will be Thursday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 2-?-1958
Walters Fannie A (Storey), 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Porter McCormick at Greenville, Pa., Nov. 14, 1924. She spent most of her life in Albion where her husband conducted a grocery store. After his death in 1909 she went to make her home with her daughter. Another daughter, Mrs. Warren Allen of Fostoria, Ohio, died several years ago. She leaves one daughter and 3 grandchildren. She had been a lifelong member of the Albion M. E. Church where her funeral was held Sunday. She was a member of the WCTU. + 11-?-1924
Walters Frank S was born in Noble County near Kendallville March 4, 1873 and died at the home of Mrs. Putt, his mother-in-law, in LaGrange Feb. 3, aged 34 years 10 months and 23 days. He was educated in the common schools and being reared on the farm he spent most of his younger life on the farm. Aug. 30, 1896 he married Blanche Putt. Four children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Mark, Carson and Dean are now left fatherless. He was a member of LaGrange Lodge K of P No. 144. He leaves his wife and sons; 3 brothers, James of Lockwood, Mo., Wilmer and Ellsworth of Kendallville; 4 sisters, Elizabeth Hooper and Cora Finley of Avilla, and Mary Pepple and Mattie Wyrick of Kendallville. ^ 2-3-1908
Walters Gladys B, 88, died Saturday (d. 9-16-1978) in Valley Baptist Hospital, Harlingen, Texas. Born May 12, 1890 in Indiana, she was the daughter of George and Martha (Peterson) Foote. She married Burton Walters who preceded her in death. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, OES and American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors are a son, Robert, Harlington, Texas; 3 sisters, Mrs. Naomi Beck, Albion, Miss Elva Foote, Kendallville, and Miss Marcella Foote, Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Frank, Albion; and 3 granddaughters. Funeral Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Monroeville Cemetery. + 9-?-1978
Walters Hallie B of 230 E. Diamond St., Kendallville, died Tuesday in Community Care Center, Decatur. She was born in LaGrange County, April 2, 1891, the daughter of Hallie and Alma (Gettings) Bennett. She married Charles J. Walters in Kendallville. He died July 10, 1930. She had resided in Kendallville most of her life, moving to Decatur in 1973. She was a retired clerk for Wolf & Dessauer, a member of First Presbyterian Church and a 50-year member of OES Chapter 122. Survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Norma Doyle and Mrs. Charles (Jean) Baker of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert (Rebecca) Worthman of Decatur; 2 sons, C. Robert of Long Beach, Calif., John E. of Lathrup Village, Mich.; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1980
Walters Harry J, 67, of Kendallville, died Saturday in his residence. He was born July 28, 1928 in Ligonier to Sherman E. and Ruby (Cornelius) Walters. On May 8, 1955 in Ashley he married Phyllis M. Snyder. He had lived in Kendallville 40 years and was a tool grinder for Reliable Tool & Machine Co. for 36 years. He was a retired member of Kendallville Fire Dept. Surviving are his wife; 3 sisters, Gladys and Mary Walters of Auburn and Lois Eakright of Wabash; and 2 brothers, Harold of Sydney and Carl of Gaston. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-9-1995
Walters J Robert, 75, died September 23, 1991 at Pearce, Arizona. He was born December 22, 1915 in Albion. His wife, Lelah Singleton Walters, preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters Susan Schelton, Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Jane House, Knoxville, Tenn. Graveside services Thursday in Pearce Sunsite Cemetery. + 9-23-1991
Walters Jennie E, 62, 223 Clark St., resident of this city the last 25 years and a lifelong resident of Noble County, died last night at Lakeside Hospital from diabetes and rheumatism. The daughter of the late William and Mary Rumbaugh, she was born Sept. 6, 1872 in Jefferson Twp. She married Ellsworth E. Walters Sept. 7, 1892 and they resided on a farm in Jefferson Twp 16 years. Before her marriage she taught school in Swan, LaOtto and Jefferson Twp. Surviving are her husband; 4 sisters, Mrs. George Homsher, Indianapolis, Mrs. Marion Black, Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. Nora White, Grand Junction, Colo., and Mrs. Adda Strater of near this city. Funeral Friday from L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-28-1934
Walters John E was born in Monon County, O., Oct. 29, 1833. He died Jan. 27, 1913, aged 79 years, 2 months and 29 days. For a number of years he had been a resident of Noble County. Until he was 16 years of age he lived in Ohio. In 1849 he came to Noble County with his widowed mother, locating in Jefferson Twp. At the age of 21 he located in Albion where he engaged in various kinds of business until he formed a partnership with C. B. Phillips, engaging in the dry goods business. Later he formed a partnership with George Cosper in the dry goods business at Brimfield. He then came to Kendallville where he was identified with the industrial and commercial interests of the city for a number of years. He was a member of the Kendallville Lodge, Knights of Pythias No. 109. He leaves behind his widow, Celia; 2 sons, Edward and Charles born of this city; and one grandson, Harold E, aged 3 years. + 1-27-1912 1-27-1913
Walters Julia Ann died at her home in Allen Twp, July 17, 1891, aged 63 years, 8 months and 3 days. She was born Nov. 14, 1827 in Richland County, Ohio, and was married to Solomon Walters Feb. 16, 1854 and moved to Noble County, Ind. the same year. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She leaves a husband and 8 children. Services at Mt. Pleasant on Sabbath. No date ^ 7-24-1891
Walters Lelah, 74, a former Albion resident and most recently of Pearce, Ariz., died November 7, 1990. She was born February 12, 1916 in Albion, the daughter of John V. and Edith (Cook) Singleton. She married Robert Walters. She moved from Albion in the 1950s. Surviving are her husband; 5 sisters, Irma Strong of Big Fork, Mont., Phyllis Braa of Powell, Wyo., Edith Welling of Lynchburg, Va., Mary Rose Stouffer of Brisbee, Ariz., and Gloria Portmess of Albion; and 2 brothers, Hubert Singleton of Albion and Arthur Singleton of South Bend. Service and burial were in Pearce. + 11-?-1990
Walters Marion J "Barney", 67, R. 3, Kendallville, died Monday (d. 4-11-1988) at McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1920, the son of Ray and Lucy Walters. He was a WW II veteran and a retired surveyor of Indiana & Michigan Electric Co., a member of American Legion Post 240, Avilla, and the VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville. There are no survivors. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Services were Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 4-19-1988 + 4-11-1988
Walters Marjorie, 19, daughter of Ray Walters, formerly of Avilla, died Sunday in Fort Wayne from a heart attacked aggravated by a thyroid condition. She and her father recently moved from a farm west of Avilla to Fort Wayne where they engaged in war work. Her mother died 5 years ago and a brother, Arlo, died in 1928. Surviving are the father; a brother, Marion somewhere in Africa with the armed forces; her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Rauh; and grandfather, Wilmer Walters, both of near Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday from McKee & Clark Funeral Home at Avilla. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1943
Walters Rebecca died June 15, 1885 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Singrey of Jefferson Twp. She was in the 79th year of her age. She was the mother of Ephraim Walters of Albion, John of Kendallville, and Mrs. J. A. Singrey of Jefferson and was one of the early settlers of Noble County. Her husband died many years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral was at the Union Church and interment was in the Union Cemetery Tuesday. Albion New Era 6-18-1885
Walters Riley M, Albion resident, died Monday. Funeral will be at Burr Oak Baptist Church Wednesday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1941
Walters Sarah L (Mrs. George), who recently fell and received serious injuries, died at the Garrett Hospital Saturday, aged 79 years, 10 months and 20 days. Funeral was held at the home Monday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-?-1920
Walters Solomon, 68, a farmer of this township, was born June 29, 1828 and died Aug. 6, 1895. Funeral was at Mt. Pleasant Aug. 8. ~ 8-8-1895 > 8-?-1895 He was born in Richland County, Ohio June 29, 1828; died Aug. 6, aged 67 years 1 month and 7 days. In his 26th year on Feb. 16, 1854 he married Julia Ann Steel. In the fall of the same year they moved to Noble County and settled on a farm that he purchased previous to their marriage, in its wild state. Five sons and 4 daughters were born, all of which survives except one son who died in infancy. On July 17, 1891 she died. ^ 8-16-1895
Walters William P, 71, of Avilla and formerly of Gastonia, North Carolina, died December 11, 2010 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born November 11, 1939, in Dallas, NC, to Marvin and Alice (Shelton) Walters. On November 26, 2005, he married Penny (Sample) Spaw. He is survived by his wife; three daughters; a son; and eight grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and no local services are scheduled. ^ 12-14-2010
Walters Willis H, 62, dropped dead from heart trouble while about his work in the cooler department of the McCray Refrigerator Factory Aug. 5. Born in Allen Twp about 7 miles southwest of Kendallville, he spent his boyhood there. He married Etta Jackson of Angola in 1900. For the past 20 years he had been employed as a cabinetmaker at McCray. Surviving are his widow; a son, Raymond, and a daughter, Ethel at home. + 8-?-1924
Waltman Barbara Ann (Allgire) was born in Richland County, Ohio, March 7, 1827. She was married Sept. 7, 1848 to Emanuel Waltman. In 1854 they came to this county where they have since lived. When 19 years of age she united with the English Lutheran Church at Woodbury, O. When she came to this state she transferred her membership to the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. They had two sons and one daughter, all of whom are living. She was an invalid for over fifteen years. She died Dec. 4, 1893. The funeral was at the family residence Dec. 6. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-4-1893 ^ 12-15-1893
Waltman Catharine was born in Franklin County, Md., Feb. 24, 1796; died April 26, 1884, aged 88 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. ^ 5-2-1884
Waltman Catherine Elizabeth, 84, died at her home on E. Main St., in Albion Jan. 25, 1940. She was born in Malvern, O., on Jan. 6, 1856. She came to Albion with her parents, Frederick and Margaret Miller Gappinger in 1862. In 1881 she married Frederick Waltman, who died Jan. 24, 1934. They had no children. She leaves 4 brothers, John, Ed, Ervin and Albert Gappinger, all of Albion. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral was Saturday in Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1940
Waltman Cuba Hawaii (Williams), 94, died July 25, 1987. She was the last surviving member of the 1911 graduating class of Wolf Lake High School. Born in Noble County in 1893, she lived the last 68 years in Indianapolis. She worked at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan Waltman who died in 1950. She was a member of the Warren Hills Christian Church in Indianapolis and the Golden Rule Chapter of the Eastern Star. Surviving is her son, Denzel D, (appears to be a line missing) Florance V. Synder; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services were at Shirley’s Brothers Chapel, Indianapolis. Burial, Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. + 7-25-1987
Waltman Emanuel, son of Jacob and Catherine Waltman, was born in Bedford County, Penn. July 1, 1823. He died at the home of his son, Ivan, in this city Aug. 9, aged 83 years 1 month and 8 days. He was married to Barbara Ann Algire in Richland County, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1846. One daughter and 2 sons were born to them, Mrs. J. W. Park, Excelsior Springs, Mo., J. G., East Buffalo, N.Y., and Ivan of this city. They moved to Indiana from Ohio in 1853 and settled on a farm in Allen Twp in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. She died here Dec. 4, 1893. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-16-1906
Waltman Emmet Wilson, one of the pioneer settlers of York Twp, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. C. Fuller, Jan. 17. He was born in Richland County, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1832 and at his death had reached the age of 76 years, 11 months and 26 days. He was married to Mariah Mullin Feb. 21, 1857, she having preceded him in death. They had 8 boys and 2 girls. One child died in infancy and one son was killed in Colorado. The surviving children are Mrs. F. C. Fuller of York Twp, Effie of Cromwell, Cliff and Homer of Indianapolis, John and Ray of Ligonier. Funeral was held from the Methodist Episcopal Church of Wolf Lake on Tuesday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. > 2-3-1909
Waltman Frederick S, son of Rev. William and Sarah Ann Smith Waltman, was born in Noble County April 23, 1853, and died Jan. 24, 1934, aged 81 years, 9 months and one day. On Oct. 27, 1881 he was married to Elizabeth C. Gappinger. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the son of a Lutheran minister. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge. He leaves the wife and a sister, Mrs. Simon Buskirk of Richmond. + 1-?-1934
Waltman Henry was born in Colerain, Penn., March 3, 1831 and died in Noble County Jan. 8, 1901, aged 79 years, 10 months and 5 days. In his youth his parents moved to Ohio and on April 25, 1844 he was married to Susannah Parker. In 1847 they moved to Indiana, settling on a farm at Mt. Pleasant in which township he died. He united with the Lutheran Church in 1845 in Woodbury, Ohio. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-?-1901
Waltman Lillian L, wife of Homer L. Waltman, died at her home in Columbus, Ind. Aug. 29, 1946. She was born near Alexandria, Ky. in 1863 and as a young girl moved to Newport, Ky. and then to Dayton, Ky. just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. She had lived in Dayton for 55 years. She was employed by the American School Book Co. for 37 years and as Kentucky reporter for the Cincinnati Times-Star for 22 years. Upon her marriage, a home was established in Columbus, Ind. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery near Newport. + 8-?-1946
Waltman Louise (Muesing) died last evening at their apartment over 216 E. Mitchell St. from kidney trouble after having typhoid fever. She married Irvin Whitman 27 years ago. They had no children, but an adopted daughter, Viola, with the husband and 2 brothers, Christian and Fred, survive. Funeral will be Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-22-1919
Waltman Lydia, a resident of Green Twp since early childhood, died after an illness of nearly four months on May 7, 1929 at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 4 days. She was born in Columbiana County, Ohio on Feb. 3, 1847 and moved to this county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bushong in 1852, when 6 years of age, settling upon what is known as the old Bushong Homestead where she resided until her death. She was one of a family of 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls. Their journey to this state was made by ox-car and canal boat. She grew to womanhood and at the age of 17 married Joseph Waltman, remaining on the old homestead. They had 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys, Mrs. E. Krieger of Avilla, Mae at home, Frank of Kokomo, and Delbert who preceded her in death 22 years ago. On July 29, 1887, her husband died, leaving her with 4 small children to rear. She immediately took up the management of the farm and conducted her own business for many years. She leaves 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She united in early childhood with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Summit. ~ 5-26-1929
Waltman Otis E, 95, of Wolf Lake, one of the last surviving Spanish-American War veterans, died Saturday in Pierceton Nursing Home, where he had lived for 3 years. He was born Aug. 6, 1874 in York Twp and married Grace Banta of Cromwell on Aug. 8, 1901. He was a retired farmer and member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow in Pierceton; 2 sons, Alex Albert of LaPorte and Charles of Goshen; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Souders, R. 4, Columbia City; 7 grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Effie of Cromwell. Funeral was Tuesday at Wolf Lake Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1970
Waltman Ray, son of Emmitt and Mariah Waltman, was born April 8, 1885 in York Twp 3 miles southwest of Albion, and died at his home in Hamilton, Ohio, March 25, 1947. He leaves his wife, Pearl; 2 foster daughters, Regina and Cleta; and a foster son, Russell, all at home; and one sister, Effie of Cromwell; and 4 brothers, Cliff of Miami, Fla., Otis of Wolf Lake, Wilson of Phillipsburg, Pa., and Homer of Indianapolis. Interment was made in the city cemetery at Hamilton March 27. + 3-?-1947
Waltman Sarah Ann died Sunday last. She was born in Bedford County, Penn., March 21, 1822 and died at her home in Allen Twp, April 13, 1902, aged 80 years and 22 days. She was married to Rev. William Waltman on Aug. 13, 1843. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters. One son and one daughter survive with her companion. Early in life she united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a charter member of the Mt. Pleasant congregation. + 4-?-1902
Waltman Susanna (Parker), 88, relict of the late Henry Waltman of Allen Twp, died at the home of Mrs. N.M. Fay in Bryan, Ohio, last Saturday from the infirmities of advanced age. Obsequies were at Mt. Pleasant Church Monday. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Catherine Carr of Ohio. + No date She was born in Baltimore County, Md. Dec. 11, 1818 and with her parents moved to Richland County, Ohio when 2 ½ years old. She married Henry Waltman April 25, 1844 and in the fall of 1846 they moved to Noble County. About 2 years later Mt. Pleasant Church was organized with 6 members, herself and husband being 2 of that number. She died Jan. 9, 1909, aged 90 years and 23 days. > 1-20-1909
Waltman Violette, the daughter of William and Ora (Joslin) Weeks, was born in the old town of Port Mitchell, Jan. 16, 1863, and died at her home in Indianapolis Feb. 9, 1934, aged 71 years and 24 days. She married Homer Waltman at the Methodist parsonage in Albion Dec. 20, 1892. She joined her husband in Indianapolis in 1893 and lived there continuously since. She was the mother of 6 living children, Mrs. Effie Hearly, Mrs. Anna Lamb, Mrs. Ida Birt, Allen and Clifford, all of Indianapolis, and Fred of Logansport. Services were at the home on Monday. Burial, Crown Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1934
Waltman William was born in Bedford County, Pa. May 31, 1819 and died at Albion, May 28, 1908, aged 88 years, 11 months and 28 days. He married Sarah A. Smith Aug. 13, 1843 and in 1846 settled in Noble County. In 1852 he was licensed to preach the gospel by Wittenburg Synod of the Lutheran Church. He was a charter member of the Northern Indiana Synod, organized in 1855, and for many years was one of the leading ministers. He served pastorates at Albion, Spencerville, LaGrange, Salem, LaOtto, Fairfield, Horeb and other points. He is survived by a son, Fred S. of this city; one daughter, Mrs. S. P. Buskirk of Oregon; one brother; 4 sisters; grandchildren. Obsequies were in Mt. Pleasant Church Sunday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 5-?-1908 > 6-3-1908
Walton Benjamin, an old resident of Albion, died on Saturday, week before last. Funeral was at the M. E. Church. He was about 55 years. ^ 2-11-1887
Walton Bernice, about 69, died May 23, 1966, at McCray Hospital. She was the widow of Romeo Walton, who died in June 1958. She was a lifelong resident of the community. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and the American Legion Auxiliary. One son, Robert E., and one brother, Albert Cramer, survives. Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral was Thursday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1966
Walton Burdette Romeo, 68, of Glasgow, Ky., died Dec. 5. He was born Dec. 8, 1916 in Albion to Claude and Fannie Louise Walton. He married Jean Coffee. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Priscilla Sullivan; 2 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; three sisters, Josephine Elin, Rochester, Jayne Butz, Albion, and Peggy Walton, Hopkinsville, Ky. A brother, James, preceded him in death. He served 3 years in Germany during WW II. Services were Saturday in A. F. Crow Funeral Home, Glasgow, Ky. Burial, Glasgow. + 12-5-1984
Walton Claude H, 68, (b.9-15-1888 - d.6-18-1957) a barber in Albion, but formerly of this place, died today in his home following a heart attack. Surviving are the widow, Fanny; two sons, James of Rochester, and Burdette, Glasgow, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. Seymour Elin, Rochester, Mrs. Walter Butz, Albion, and Miss Peggy Walton, Hammond; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Romeo, Albion, and John of Burbank, Calif. Services are today in the Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 6-20-1957 + 6-?-1957
Walton Fannie L, about 75, died Dec. 8, 1967 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Elin, Rochester. She was born Sept. 9, 1892 at Wolf Lake, the daughter of William and Ellen (Seely) Cress, and was married to Claude Walton in Albion in 1912. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and the First Methodist Church of Albion. Surviving are 3 daughters, Peggy Lou of Hammond, Mrs. Josephine Elin of Rochester, and Mrs. Walter (Jayne) Butz of Albion; 2 sons, James W. of Rochester, and Burdette of Glasgow, Ky.; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral was Dec. 11, 1967 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1967
Walton James T, about 87, (b.5-12-1860) a lifelong resident of Albion, died Aug. 22, 1947 at a nursing home near Warsaw. His wife, Matilda, died several years ago. He was a member of the Albion EUB Church. He is survived by 3 sons, Claude and Romeo of Albion, and John of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Etta Bell of Garrett. Funeral was Monday from Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1947
Walton James W, about 49, a grocer in Rochester the past 28 years, died from a heart attack at his home in Rochester Feb. 20, 1973. He joined his brother-in-law, Rarold Day, in the operation of Day’s Food Market in Rochester in 1945 after his discharge from the Army. He also had been a Rochester justice of the peace for several years. He served in the European theatre of operations during WW II. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Elks Lodge and American Legion. He was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Albion, the son of Claude and Fannie (Cress) Walton. He moved to Rochester in 1942. On Aug. 9, 1943 he married Martha J. Day. Surviving are his wife; a son, J. Christopher; 3 sisters, Mrs. Seymour (Jo) Elin of Rochester, Mrs. Walter (Jayne) Butz of Albion, and Miss Peg of Hammond; and a brother, Burdette of Glasgow, Ky. Private services were held Saturday at ?immerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester. Burial, Rochester IOOF Cemetery. + 2-?-1973
Walton Matilda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Holy, and wife of James Walton, was born April 1, 1863, and died on May 23, 1936, at the age of 73 years, one month and 22 days. She was a member of the United Brethren Church and the WCTU. Surviving are the husband; 3 sons, Claude and Romeo of Albion, and John of Wawasee; and a brother, Dennis of Sherwood, Mich. Funeral was held from the residence on Monday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 5-?-1936
Walton Nancy, nearly 83, a resident of Garrett for 28 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. F. Bell on S. Franklin St. last Saturday from a stroke of paralysis. She was born in Mercer County, Penn. on Nov. 12, 1837. In July 1856 she married Benjamin Walton, who died about 10 years later. There were 3 children, James of Albion, Mrs. Agnes Irons of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Etta Bell of Garrett. Surviving are the children; 4 sisters, Hattie Thompson of Wawaka, Lou Bucher of Cincinnati, Ohio, Minnie Hallbough of Big Rapids, Mich., Rachael Workman of Angola, Ind. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral was at the home of Mrs. Bell Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 6-?-1920
Walton Noel L, 54, R. 1, Wolcottville, died Thursday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on U. S. 6 in front of Miller’s Truck Stop. Born April 3, 1927 in Sparta Twp, he was the son of Garrett and Nettie (Cassidy) Walton. He resided in Noble County most of his life and was a tool and die maker at C.T.S. and a WW II veteran. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Crouch, Greenwood, and Penny, Tucson, Ariz.; 2 sons, Gary, Howe, and Mike, Wolcottville; 2 stepsons, Ronald Kahlia, Greenbush, Mich., and Larry Kahlia, Sturgis, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Roy (June) Peak, Ripley, Miss.; 2 brothers, James, Kokomo, and William, Virginia Beach, Va.; 2 grandchildren; and a stepmother, Myrtle Bills, Ligonier. Services will be Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Walton Robert E, 39, native of Albion, died at Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw Monday. He was born Feb. 11, 1930, the son of Romeo and Bernice (Cramer) Walton. His father, a telephone technician, died in June 1958, and his mother died May 23, 1966. He is survived only by 9 cousins. Services Thursday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1969
Walton Romeo, 63, (b.7-20-1894) an employee of the General Telephone Co. here, died of carcinoma of the lungs June 26, 1958 in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of Post 246 of the American Legion, Albion. Surviving are the widow, Bernice; a son, Robert at home; and a brother, John of Burbank, Calif. Services Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1958
Walton Willie William, about 85, a native of Ky. who came to the Wawaka community 30 years ago, died May 31, 1953 at his home. Surviving are the wife, Mary; 2 sons, Garrett, Wawaka, and Glenn, Elkhart; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marie Speieber, Elkhart, and Mrs. Kenneth Gorsuch, Albion; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Sally McClure of Harristown, Ill., Mr. Walton’s twin, and Mrs. Lou Estill in Ill. Funeral was Tuesday at the Wawaka Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1953
Wambsganss Ila (Lytle), 29, of Kendallville, died last Thursday at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from a heart affliction. She was born July 13, 1905 at Coldwater, Mich. In July 1925 she married Ernest Wambsganss, formerly of Fort Wayne. Surviving are the husband, Ernest; 2 sons, James P. 7, and William F. 6; and one sister, Mrs. Lucille Anderson, Pittsfield, Mass. Funeral was Saturday from St. John’s Lutheran Church. + 12-?-1934 ^ 12-27-1934
Wanderman Maurice , 46, advertising executive at the Master and Wirk garment company here, died Monday in the Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore following an operation for removal of a brain tumor. Surviving besides his wife, daughter, Hope, and son, Robert, of this city, are his aged parents and three sisters, all of Brooklyn, NY. Funeral in New York Tuesday. Burial near Brooklyn. Ligonier Leader 5-6-1943
Wann Marie L, 72, of Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1905 in Allen County, the daughter of the late George Franklin and Margaret Mae (Monroe) Markle. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Harlan and Harlan Chapter 335 OES. She was the widow of Harry Wann. Survivors include 2 daughters, Rose Ann Kayser of Fremont and Ruth Ellen Sites of Largo, Fla.; 2 sons, Eugene Schuster of Paw Paw, Mich., and Jerry Schuster of Rome City; a sister, Evelyn Jackson of Brookville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday in Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville. Burial, White City Cemetery, Spencerville. + 5-19-1983
Wappes Archie F, 61, died at his home on R. 2, Albion July 17, 1967. He was born Oct. 18, 1906 in Noble County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wappes, and was married in 1930 in Fort Wayne to Audrey Gloy. They had lived at their farm home since 1947. He was an employee of the Dana Corporation for many years and had been in the employ of the J.I. Case Co. for a time. Surviving are the widow; a son, Donald of R. 3, Albion; a daughter, Mrs. William (Colleen) Wilson of Albion; 6 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles Weidman of Churubusco; 2 brothers, Raymond of Churubusco, and William of Garrett. One sister and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral will be this afternoon at a Churubusco funeral home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1967
Wappes Audrey L, 91, of Albion, died Jan. 29, 2004 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. On March 19, 1912 she was born in Stryker, Ohio to John and Lillian (Wysong) Gloy. She married Archie Wappes on March 28, 1930. He died July 17, 1967. She worked for Haffner Dime Store in Albion for several years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Colleen Wilson of Albion; 6 grandchildren, Deb Freeman, Randy Wilson, Cheri Sibert, Kathy Marzion, Wayne and Donna Wappes; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by a son, Don; and 2 sisters, Genevierie Tarlton and Florance Baker. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-31-2004
Wappes Candace Mae, 61, Albion, died at her home March 22. She was born in St. Joe Feb. 10, 1926, the daughter of Jeffrey and Ada Loftus. She married Robert Wappes July 6, 1946 in St. Joe. She had been a cook at Central Noble School Corporation, retiring after 11 years. Surviving are her husband; a sister, Mrs. Dan (Jo) Johnson, of Auburn. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Huntertown. ~ 3-26-1987 + 1987
Wappes Catharine (Smith) was born at Beaver, Germany March 24, 1835. She came with her parents to the United States at the age of 9 years, enduring the hardships of a nine weeks voyage on the Atlantic Ocean. She became a member of the Evangelical Church at the age of 13. She was married to George Wappes Dec. 12, 1851, And they had 6 boys and 4 girls, a daughter dying in infancy and a son a little over 4 years ago. She died Jan. 7, 1897. She leaves a husband; 5 sons, 3 daughters, 24 grandchildren; an aged father; 3 brothers; 3 sisters. Funeral was held from the Church of God at Potter’s Station. * 1-7-1897
Wappes Clifford L, 71, Kendallville, died May 25 in McCray Hospital. He was born in LaOtto Jun 5, 1916, the son of Tony E. and Iva M. (Bonar) Wappes. He married Lillian Marilyn Hartup in Churubusco Jan. 17, 1959. A lifetime Noble County resident, he retired in 1981 from Frick Farm Service in Wawaka after 21 years. He was a WW II veteran awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Sandy Hile of Claypool, Annette Wappes of Warsaw; and Mrs. Max (Linda) Smith of Albion; a son, Barton E. of Corunna; a stepson, Jerry Grove of Albion; two brothers, Paul of Fort Wayne and Robert of Albion; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One brother, Jr. L., preceded him in death. Services May 28 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 6-7-1988 + 5-26-1988
Wappes Donald Leroy, 57, of rural Albion, died Monday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne on March 6, 1935, he was the son of Archie Franklin and Audrey Louise (Gloy) Wappes. His father died in 1967. On July 3, 1957 in Fort Holabid, Dundalk, Md., he married Regina Marie McKeever. He had lived in Noble County most of his life. He retired as a supervisor from Kraft Foods in April 1990 after 37 years. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Kendallville VFW and Albion American Legion Post. Surviving are his mother in Albion; his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Michael (Donna) Bilbee, and Mrs. William (Kathy) Marzion of Kendallville; a son, Wayne of Houston, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Bill (Colleen) Wilson of Albion; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-2-1992
Wappes Floyd W, 61, died Jan. 7, 1957 at his home on R. 3, Albion. He had operated a boat rental business during recent years. Surviving are his widow, Alice; 2 sons, Alvin, Hamilton, Ohio, and Donald of Leo; 3 grandchildren; 4 brothers, William of Garrett, Archie of Albion, Kenneth of Toledo, Ohio, and Raymond of R. 1, Churubusco; and one sister, Mrs. Alice Weidman of R. 1, Churubusco. The body was taken to a Churubusco funeral home. + 1-?-1957
Wappes Forrest, 78, of Auburn, died December 6, 2004 at Betz Nursing Home. He was born October 6, 1926 in LaOtto to Joe Wallace and Mary Inez (Freeman) Wappes. Surviving are 2 sisters, Vera M. Creager of Butler and Wanda B. Wilks of Auburn. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lawrence, Merl and Burl. A former Ashley resident, he worked on a farm most of his life. He was a member of New Hope Christian Center in Waterloo. A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, he was a 50-year member of the American Legion Post in Orland, the VFW, and the Knights of Pythias. Services in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial in Cedar Chapel Cemetery with military graveside rites by Orland American Legion. ~ 12-16-2004
Wappes Hazel, 93, of Kendallville and formerly of Ari, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital shortly after admission. She was born November 10, 1901 in Warren to Franklin and Mary Adaline (Boxell) Huffman. She married Ralph W. Wappes on August 1, 1924. He died December 6, 1954. She grew up in Fort Wayne and she and her husband lived most of their married life on the farm near Ari. She was a member of Ari Church of God. Surviving are a son, James W. of Churubusco; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Joan) Fulk of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a son, Ralph Jr. in 1983. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. + 11-16-1994
Wappes Helen, 41, of Churubusco, died Thursday in the Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, following a heart attack. She was a sister of Don LaRue of near Avilla. Services Saturday in Churubusco at the Methodist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 7-19-1951
Wappes James W, 76, of Goshen, died Oct. 9, 2004 at his son's residence. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1946 and was a U.S. Army WW II veteran. He was a well driller for Gordon & Sloffer in Churubusco for over 30 years. On March 5, 1928 in Fort Wayne he was born to Ralph and Hazel (Huffman) Wappes. On Sept. 8, 1956 he married Martha Hile in Fort Wayne. She died Jan. 19, 1999. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry and James Woodward of Garrett, and Myra Wappes of Churubsco; a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Denise of Goshen; a sister, Joan Fulk of Kendallville; 6 grandsons and a great-grandson. A brother, Ralph Jr., preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Fairview Cemetery with military graveside rites. ^ 10-11-2004
Wappes Jennie Eugenie, 61, daughter of Frank and Maggie (Bradley) Drake, was born at LaOtto, April 30, 1876, and died at Auburn Oct. 12, 1937. She was married in April 1895 to Jesse Wappes. They had five children, Ralph, Waldo, Glenna Mae, Howard Franklin, Carl Raymond and Jessie Margaret, all of whom with the husband, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive, besides the following sisters and brother, Mrs. Charlotte Adair, Mrs. Maude Freeman, Mrs. Blanche Stewart and Hugh Drake. The early married life of Mr. and Mrs. Wappes was spent on their farm near Ari and in Oct. 1919 they moved to Auburn where they have since resided and where she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral was at Dilgard Funeral Home in Auburn Oct. 15. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. + 10-?-1937
Wappes JoAnn J, 50, of 5229 N. Stony Run Lane, Fort Wayne died Monday in Parkview Hospital. A resident of Fort Wayne since 1941, she was a saleswoman for L. S. Ayres & Co. prior to last December. The widow of Myron W. Wappes, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary. She was born March 30, 1921, in Fort Wayne to Conrad and Josephine (Gorrell) Beltz and was a resident of LaOtto until her marriage to Myron Wappes in April 1941. Surviving are three sons, John A., Myron W., and Steven A., Fort Wayne; her mother at Kendallville; four sisters, Mrs. Juanita Hart, LaOtto, Mrs. Mary Jane Vendrely, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Mrs. Margaret Persons, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Martha Horn, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Donald and William, LaOtto, and Robert, Portland, Ore.; and four grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-29-1971 + 4-?-1971
Wappes John Perry, 54, of Swan Twp, died today of coronary thrombosis at the office of a LaOtto physician where he had gone for treatment after having a fingernail torn off while fixing a windmill. Funeral will be Tuesday with burial in Eel River Cemetery. Surviving are the widow; one son, Myron at home; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Thelma Fortmyer of Washington Twp, Allen County; 3 brothers, William of N.D., Joseph of Spencerville, and Tony of LaOtto; one sister, Mrs. Clara Weber of Cecil, O. + 11-?-1938
Wappes Joseph W, 55, born in Noble County north of Churubusco where he resided many years, died Wednesday at his home south of Auburn from uremia. + 11-?-1941 or 1-?-1942
Wappes Junior L, 58, R. 4, Albion, was killed Tuesday in Wawaka when he fell into a mechanical auger at Frick’s Farm Supply. He was sweeping grain into a pit when he accidentally fell through an open door into the auger. He was born May 22, 1924 in Noble County to Tony and Iva (Bonar) Wappes. His mother, Iva Schultz, survives in Albion. He married his wife, Virginia, May 16, 1964 in Portland. Surviving are his wife and mother; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Betty) Smith of Ocala, Fla.; a son, Paul E. of Bluffton; 3 brothers, Clifford of Wawaka, Bob of Albion, and Paul of Fort Wayne; 2 stepsisters and 7 grandchildren. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Graveside services will be at IOOF Cemetery in Dunkirk Friday. + 4-20-1982
Wappes Lawrence E, 69, Woodburn, died March 22 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a LaOtto native and retired in 1979 from Indiana Rod & Wire, Woodburn, where he had been employed for 32 years. Surviving are his wife, Irene; a daughter, three sons; a stepdaughter; two brothers, including Forest of Stroh; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services March 26 in Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-3-1986 + 3-22-1986
Wappes Lillian Marilyn, 83, died March 5, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She had been employed at King-Seeley, Ligonier Rubber and Lyall Electric. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 86 in Kendallville. She played in the Salvation Army drum and bugle corps. She was born March 5, 1922 in Fort Wayne to Elva and Helen (Herold) Hartup. On Jan. 17, 1959 in Churubusco she married Clifford Lorenzo Wappes. He died May 26, 1988. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sandy Groves of Albion, and Barton Wappes of Whitefield, N.M.; 3 stepdaughters; 5 grandchildren, Gary Groves, Brenda Ratliff, Shari Sabie, Tiffany Ellenwood and Cassy Wappes; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by all her brothers and sisters, Harold, Eugene and Annabel Hartup, Marjorie Steven, Rosanna Goings, Helen Peters and Kathryn Groves. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-7-2005
Wappes Max K, 74, of Auburn, died Feb. 19, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born April 14, 1936 in Garrett, he was the son of William and Mildred Wappes. He worked for Auburn Gear and retired after 42 years of service. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Erma J. Wappes of Auburn; a son, Mark Wappes; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Arnold of Auburn and Donna and Lanny Fredrick of Auburn; grandchildren, Adam and Andrew Arnold, Nathen and Alyssa Fredrick, and Kyle Wappes; great-granddaughter, Naysha Fredrick; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dick Griffin of Garrett; and brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Helen Wappes of Auburn and Jack and Jean Wappes of Garrett. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Auburn. Burial, Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Auburn. ^ 2-21-2010
Wappes Merlin L "Wapp", 72, of Auburn, died October 17, 2003 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born September 3, 1931 in Swan Twp, Noble County to William and Mildred (Renkenberger) Wappes. He married Mary Hilkey in 1952. She died in 1994. Surviving are his mother-in-law, Dorothy Hilkey of Auburn; 3 brothers, Max of Auburn and George and Jack of Garrett; 2 sisters, Shirley Griffin of Garrett and Dorothy Loft of Tipton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill; and a sister, Ora McFarland. He worked for the LaOtto Elevator 12 years and for Dana Corp. 27 years before retiring in 1996. He was a longtime Steuben County hog farmer; a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; a lifetime member of American Legion Post 178 in Garrett and the Garrett VFW; a member of Garrett 40+8 and UAW Local 164. Services in Waterloo. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-23-2003
Wappes Mildred L, 55, died Saturday at her home. A native of Avilla, she was born August 1, 1909, the daughter of Riley and Nora Truelove Renkenberger. She was the wife of William Wappes. Surviving are the husband; the mother of Avilla; four sons, Merlin of Auburn, Jack and Max of Garrett and George with the U. S. Army in Athens, Greece; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Griffin, Garrett; three stepchildren, Mrs. Ora Spitler of Auburn, Mrs. Gerald Loft of Tipton and William Wappes, Jr., New Orleans; and seven grandchildren. Funeral was Tuesday in the McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Rev. J. E. Lawshe, who married Mr. and Mrs. Wappes 30 years ago, was assisted at the rites by Rev. Donald Klopfenstein. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 1-14-1965 + 1-?-1965
Wappes Ralph W, 56, Auburn, died Dec. 4 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 27, 1925 in Allen County to Ralph W. and Hazel Wappes. He was married on March 20, 1948 to Marie Surfus. He spent 25 years as a farmer in DeKalb County and was a retired carpenter. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Philippines and Japan. He was a member of the Local 232 Carpenters’ Union, the American Legion and Disabled American Veteran’s Society. Survivors include his wife; his mother, Hazel Huffman Shaw of Kendallville; one daughter, Julie of Sanibel, Fla.; one son, Tim of Auburn; one sister, Joan Fulk of Kendallville; and one brother, James of Churubusco. Services Monday at Calvary Temple, Fort Wayne. * 12-?-1982
Wappes Ralph W, 58, died in the barnyard of his home near Ari of a heart attack. He was a member of Ari Church of God and a native of Noble County. Surviving are the widow; Hazel; two sons, James, at home, and Ralph of Auburn; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Fulk, near LaOtto; his father, Jesse, Auburn; two brothers, Howard, Auburn, and Carl at Connersville; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret McComas, Auburn. Services were Wednesday in the Sonday Funeral Home at Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 12-9-1954
Wappes Regina Marie, 57, died Wednesday in her rural Albion residence. She had been ill with cancer. She was born September 23, 1938 in Baltimore, Md. to Ernest and Pauline (Hott) McKeever. She married Donald L. Wappes. He died November 2, 1992. They managed a small farm and for 7 years she worked for General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne. Most recently she had been executive secretary for Deister Concentrator Co. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 2 daughters, Kathy Marzion and Donna Bilbee of Kendallville; a son, Wayne of Houston, Texas; a sister, Helen Mayhew of Albion; a brother, Frank McKeever of Seattle, Wash.; and 6 grandchildren, Chad and Chelsea Marzion, Megan and Brittany Wappes and Tyler and Abby Bilbee. She was preceded in death by a brother, Albert, and a sister, Nadine. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-24-1996
Wappes Robert C, of Avilla, died Jan. 7, 2009 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was a member of Albion American Legion Post #242 and was employed by International Harvester. He served as a staff sergeant during WW II. He was born April 22, 1919 to Tony and Iva (bonar) Wappes. He is survived by a brother, Paul, of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Candace; and 2 brothers, Clifford and Junior Wappes. Graveside services Jan. 9 at Fairview Cemetery, Huntertown. Albion New Era 1-14-2009
Wappes Tony E, 47, of LaOtto, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital at Garrett. Funeral was yesterday at Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow; 4 sons, Clifford of Churubusco, Robert, Junior and Paul at home; 2 brothers, William of N.D., Joseph of DeKalb County; and one sister, Clara of Ohio. + 4-13-1940
Wappes William I, 94, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Garrett. He was a bus driver until 1955, was a farmer and worked at Auburn Rubber Co. for 18 years. His first wife, Freda Preston, died in 1921, and his second wife, Milded Renkenberger, died in 1965. Surviving are 4 sons, Merlin and Max, both of Auburn, and Jack and George of Garrett; 3 daughters, Ora McFarlin of Bradenton, Fla., Dorothy Loft of Tipton and Shirley Griffin of Garrett; 31 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at McKee Miles Furneral Home, Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. * 10-31-1994
Warbel Daniel died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Rex, November 11. He was born in Ohio but at the age of four came to Indiana with his pioneer parents, settling in Kosciusko County, where his entire life was spent till his wife’s death about seven years ago. He was the last of a family of ten children and had passed his 97th birthday October 15. He leaves besides the daughter, a son, Frank Warbel of New Paris, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The funeral was Sunday at the Lakeside E.V.U.B. Church at Syracuse of which he was a charter member. ~ 11-17-1949
Warber Marvin L, 79, of Lenexa, Kan., died Friday in Humana Hospital, Overland Park, Kan. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on August 23, 1910. On March 31, 1951 in Kendallville he married Roberta J. Wineland. She died April 21, 1989. He retired as supervisor for Swift Meat Packaging Co. after 45 years. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shawnee, Kan., F&AM in Milwaukee, and active in Boy Scouts of America. Surviving are 2 sons, Kimbrough of Miami, Fla., and Craig of Olathe, Kan.; a brother, Carl of Milwaukee; and 2 grandchildren. Graveside services Wednesday in Christian Union Cemetery. + 3-2-1990
Warber Roberta J, 65, Lenexa, Kansas, died Friday in Humana Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. She was born Sept. 6, 1923 in Garrett, the daughter of Burr and Anna (Bass) Wineland. She married Marvin Warber March 31, 1951 in Kendallville. She was employed as a railroad clerk with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lenexa. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Kimbrough of Miami, Fla., Craig of Olathe, Kansas; two brothers, William of Kendallville, and Joseph of Avilla; one sister, Mrs. George (Evelyn) Sayer of Excelsior, Minn.; and one grandchild. Private services Monday in Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 4-25-1989 + 4-21-1989
Warble Alfred, 89, native of Kendallville, was dead on arrival at LaGrange County hospital Tuesday following a 2-vehicle accident at County Roads 600S and 600W north of Topeka. He lived at 803 N. Water St., Ligonier. He apparently failed to stop for a traffic sign and was struck by an empty cattle truck driven by Edward Marner. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. He was born Aug. 24, 1882 in Kendallville and married Bessie Hills in 1909. She died in 1959. He was employed for 44 years in Kendallville and was retired from Ligonier Ice Co. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Delbert Turner, Ligonier; 2 sons, Lawrence, North Webster, and Arthur, Elkhart; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. + 4-?-1972
Warble Emma Elvenia, 65, wife of Lemmon S. Warble of Wayne Twp, died at her home last Thursday following a stroke of apoplexy. Last rites were held Monday from the home. Surviving are the husband; 3 children, Mrs. Lucille Twitchell, Elkhart, Mrs. Dorothy Matthews, Toledo, O., and Mrs. Miriam Becker of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maude Bassett and Miss Cora Kurrle of Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1936
Warble James H, 80, died Sept. 14, 2003 at Life Care Center of LaGrange. He had been a shear operator at Smoker Craft in New Paris for 10 1/2 years. He was a member of Shilow Baptist Church in Ligonier. He was born Feb. 1, 1923 in Kendallville to John and Pearl (Swartz) Warble. On June 16, 1969 in Kendallville he married Lucille L. Greenwalt. She died Aug. 14, 1996. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Willadean Warble of Howe; and 5 sisters and 4 brothers-in-law, Mary Ellen and Leroy Combs of LaGrange, Marjorie and Sherman Strawser of Kendallville, Janice and Robert Smart of Durham, N.C., Joyce and Lloyd Strelow of Hemet, Calif., and Luella Harp of Amity, Ark. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 9-16-2003
Warble Lafayette S, 61, a lifelong resident of Kendallville, died last Wednesday at a hospital in Athens, Mich. from heart trouble and complications. Surviving are the widow; 3 brothers, George and Lemmon of near Kendallville, and Isaac of near Union City, Mich. Funeral was held Saturday from the Lemmon Warble home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 9-?-1935
Warble Lucille L, 82, of Wolcottville, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville December 1, 1913 to Charlie and Grace (Sierra) Greenwalt. On July 14, 1969 in Auburn she married James Warble. She had been a cook and waitress at the V&A Restaurant in Kendallville and retired from Monsanto Co. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God in Ligonier. Surviving are 5 daughters, Dolores Kline of Wawaka, Erma Flora of South Bend, Nan Nicoski of St. Paul, Minn., and Judy Dawson of Angola; a son, Paul Wilson of Ligonier; 15 grandchildren and 17 grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 8-14-1996
Warble Pearl E, 80, died today in McCray Hospital. Born Oct. 4, 1898 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of John and Laura (Acton) Swartz. Her husband, John, died May 17, 1977. Survivors are 5 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Smart and Mrs. Sherm (Marge) Strawser of Kendallville, Mrs. Mary Helmer, LaGrange, Mrs. Rozelle (Luella) Harp, Amity, Ark., and Mrs. Rev. Lloyd (Joyce) Strelow, Covina, Calif.; 2 sons, Thomas, Howe, and James, Cromwell; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Duncan, Akron, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. One son, Mayland, and 7 brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Services are pending at Hite Funeral Home. + 12-?-1978
Warble Phillip Eugene, 8-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Warble of near Kendallville, died Sunday from spinal meningitis in connection with scarlet fever. Surviving are the parents; 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Mary, Marjorie, Thomas, Maylan and James. Services Monday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1935
Warble Russell B, 76, R. 2, Howe, died Sunday in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born June 22, 1902 in Noble County, he was the son of George and Carolyn (Barkey) Warble. He married Mae Belle Malone Dec. 21, 1921 in Angola. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Doyle (Dorothy) Gose, R. 3, LaGrange; 3 sons, Lewis, Fort Wayne, Claude, Sanford, Fla., and Maynard, R. 2, Howe; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry (Flossie) Hoff, Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Anthony (Frances) Summey, Sturgis, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, English Prairie Cemetery. + 9-?-1978
Ward Cynthia L, 58, of Dunkirk, died Nov. 4, 2010 at Ball Hospital in Muncie. She was born in Kendallville on Dec. 7, 1951 to Catherine (Calbeck) and Lloyd Leamon. She was a cook at Christie's Restaurant in Dunkirk. She was a 1970 graduate of West Noble High School. She married Leemon Ward on Sept. 1, 1990. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie and James Martin of Dunkirk and Candice and William Ackerman of Dunkirk; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Amanda Cassidy of Dunkirk, Cory and Daniela Ward of Dunkirk and Lonnie Ward of Dunkirk; 4 stepchildren; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Melissa Leamon of Cromwell and Beverly and Jim Moseman of Warsw; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, Roert and Joseph Leamon of Cromwell and Sherm and Juliet Leamon of Syracuse. She was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Leamon. Services Saturday at MJS Mortuaries, Dunkirk. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, Dunkirk. ^ 11-5-2010
Ward Girlie, 66, of Kendallville, died December 13, 2000 at Parkview Hospital. She was a retired factory worker at Handy and Harman, Kendallville. She was a member of Charity United Baptist Church, Stroh, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She was born December 3, 1934 in Garrett, Ky., to Milton and Mary (Stanley) Hicks. On March 23, 1954, in Prestonsburg, she married John Ward Jr., who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons, Wayne E., John D., and David L. of Kendallville, and Stanley R. of LaOtto; a brother, Wayne Hicks; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister. Services at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 12-21-2000
Ward Glenn W "Si" died Nov. 30, 1957 in a Saskatoon, Sask., Canada hospital. Surviving are his wife, Grace; 6 sons, Glenn of Strongfield, Sask., Laurence of Cadillac, Sask., James of San Bernardino, Calif., Rev. George of Elrose, Sask, Capt. Melvin of Fort Nelson, B.C., and John of Phippen, Sask.; 4 daughters, Mrs. G. Sled (Marie) of Sask., Mrs. Dorothy Ashwin of Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. F. Yorke (Ruth) of Sarnia, Ontario, and Mrs. L. Jones (Margaret) of St. Catharines, Ont.; 26 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Oerline of Waukegan, Ill. He was born in Edgerton, Ohio on May 14, 1881, but was raised, educated and took his training as a telegrapher in Cromwell, Ind. He went west to Minot, N.D. to work for the Great Northern Railway in 1902. On July 8, 1903 he married Grace Nicodemus and continued his career as a telegraph operator at various points in the United States. In 1912 he went to Canada to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He eventually settled in Perdue and in 1949 became village constable and was active in the United Church. Funeral was held in his church. + 11-30-1957
Ward Herman J, 74, 200 E. Harding St., retired Noble County School superintendent, died today in McCray Hospital. A native of Washington, Ind., he served as superintendent of Noble County Schools 2 terms before the incorporation of 3 school systems. He also was principal of Rome City School and earlier coached basketball from 1927 to 1935 at various schools throughout the state. He and his wife, Margaret, who were married near Washington in 1929, lived in Kendallville for 17 years, having moved here from Rome City. Surviving are the widow; a son, Jack of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Ralph, Sun City, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Charles Beckett, Coffeyville, Kan.; 4 grandchildren. His parents, Frank and Nancy Smott Ward, are deceased. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville, where mass will be said Monday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Ward John was born in Richland County, O. July 10, 1829; died Feb. 5, 1899 age 69 years 6 months 25 days. Settled in 1856. ^ 6-9-1899
Ward John Jr, 74, of Kendallville, died June 19, 2005 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home. He was a former pastor and founding member of Salem United Baptist Church near Rome City and had been employed at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville and retired from Warner Gear in Auburn after 23 years. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was born in Garrett, Ky., April 26, 1931 to John C. and Eunice (Porter) Ward. On March 23, 1954 in Prestonsburg, Ky., he married Girlie Hicks. She died Dec. 13, 2000. Surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Wayne, John and David and Jane Ward of Kendallville and Stan and Jodi Ward of Ege; 2 sisters, Betty Curtis of Ross, Ohio, and Phyllis Browning of Silver springs, Fla.; a brother, Steve of Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Billie Jean Morgan, Bobbie Thacker and Wanda Ward; and a brother, Jack. Services Wednesday at Salem United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-21-2005
Ward Lewis S, 65, native of Kendallville, died at his home there Saturday from carcinoma. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Hall, N.Y.C.; and one granddaughter, Sally Teders, Kendallville. Funeral Monday from A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Ward Margaret E, 100, died Nov. 24, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Veedersburg, Ind. on June 23, 1909 to Ralph and Sylvia (Carnagey) Bogan. She graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1927 and Butler University in 1955. She married Herman Ward on Dec. 24, 1930 in Washington, Ind. He died in 1972. She was a 5th grade teacher at North Side, Rome City and Avilla elementary schools for more than 31 years, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville. Surviving are her son Jack and Pidge Ward of Bellbrook, Ohio; 2 grandsons, James and Margaret Ward and Thomas Ward; and 5 great-grandchildren, Katherine, James, William, Ethan and Grant Ward. She was preceded in death by granddaughters, Leslie, Kimberley and Jacqueline Ward; brothers, Carl and Dean Bogan; and a sister, Grace Bryant. Funeral Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 11-26-2009
Ward Marion E, 64, of Wawaka, died Oct. 5, 2005 at Goshen General Hospital. He had worked for D&J Construction of Goshen, operated Marion's Mobil Station in Goshen and the Sunoco Station in Ligonier and most recently was employed at Coachmen. He was a member of Peoples Bible Church in Benton. A woodworking enthusiast, he had operated a cabinet shop for a period of time. He was born May 13, 1941 in Fort Wayne to Glenn E. and Mary (Hawn) Ward. On Aug. 10, 1963 in Goshen he married Joyce Archer. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Michael of Philadelphia, Pa., and Thomas of Toronto, Canada; a daughter, Charlene Pearson of Cromwell; a sister, Kimberly Cagel of Rockwood, Tenn.; 2 stepsisters; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 stepsisters. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 10-7-2005
Ward Paul A, native of Albion, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Ward, deceased, husband of Edna M. Ward, died July 11 at Denver, Col. Funeral was held Friday and his casket was draped with the American flag. He enlisted in the defense of his country and was stationed at various points in the Pacific. Because of physical disability, he was discharged and had been hospitalized at several government hospitals. He was a grandson of Col. S.T. Ward, pioneer Albion citizen and business man and veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his wife and relatives in Albion. + 6-?-1945
Ward Pearl L, 67, wife of Darris Ward and a Rome City resident 21 years, died in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett on June 18. She was born Jan. 14, 1881 in St. Mary’s, Ohio. Surviving are the husband; a sister, Mrs. John Kohick, Dayton, Ohio, and 3 nephews. Funeral was Sunday in a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1948
Ward Simon T was born March 15, 1843 in Knox County, O. His young manhood was spent there until the outbreak of the Civil War when he joined Co. G., 43rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteers Infantry, being enrolled on Dec. 23, 1863. He became a corporal and served until his honorable discharge on July 3, 1865. He later came to Indiana where he married Elizabeth Edwards. They had one son, Alexis, who with Mrs. Ward preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by one grandson, Paul, of Fort Totten, N.Y. He was an Albion shoemaker, later running a store. He was active in the G.A.R., having much to do with the procuring of pensions for soldiers and their widows. He was a member of Albion Lodge No. 97 F&AM. He died Sept. 29, 1931, being aged 88 years, 6 months and 14 days. Funeral was held at the home on Oct. 2. Burial, Union Cemetery. + 10-?-1931
Ware Richard L, 21, Centreville, Mich., was killed Sunday when the car he was driving crashed into another auto almost head-on on M-86 about 5 miles east of Centreville. He is the son of Richard Ware of Cromwell. + 1-?-1974
Ware Richard L, 58, R. 1, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. He was born March 10, 1930 in Goshen, the son of John and Zelda (Spry) Ware. On June 24, 1961 in Ligonier he married Linda Leslie. He moved from Kessington, Mich. to Noble County in 1960. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired in 1980 from Lyon & Greenleaf, Ligonier, as a foreman. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Donna) Vance of Ligonier; a son, Leslie of Ligonier; a brother, Harry of Constantine, Mich.; a half-sister, Mrs. Miles (Vivian) Holderbaum of Goshen; a half-brother, Cleo Martin of Sturgis, Mich.; and 4 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. Services will be Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-24-1988
Warford Paul E, 71, 122 E. Wayne St., died Sunday at his home. A native of Butler, he had lived in Kendallville 48 years and was a retired foreman at the Kendallville Foundry. He was born Jan. 26, 1901 and married Sylvia A. Webster Nov. 20, 1963 in Wawaka. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard, Nogales, Ariz.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Pat) McLallin, Ligonier, and Mrs. Richard (Dottie) Grant, Richmond, Va.; the children’s mother, Leone Richards Gindele of Kingston, Md.; 2 sisters, Zola Ruffner, Onstead, Mich., and Vivian Turk of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1972
Warford Sylvia A, 78, of 122 E. Wayne St. died Saturday at McCray Hospital. Services were today at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. She was born in Noble County Sept. 9, 1906, the daughter of Ira E. and Jennie Grace (Plummer) Webster. On Nov. 2, 1963 in Wawaka, she married Paul E. Warford, who died in March 1972. She moved from Corunna to Kendallville 10 years ago. She was a member of First Christian Church, was once employed by International Harvester, was a music teacher and played piano for different groups in the area. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Frances M.) Kimes of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Victor (Jeanette) S. Williams, Anderson; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. + 12-29-1984
Warner Annie (Shive), wife of Ira Warner, died at her home in Swan Twp last Thursday of lung fever, aged 33 years, 8 months and 26 days. A husband and two children survive. Funeral was Saturday. ~ 12-22-1892
Warner Beatrice, 86, of Kingston of Ligonier, died there Sunday. She was born December 7, 1912 in Noble County to Calvin and Thirza (McLallin) Wolf. On November 30, 1935 in Kalamazoo, Mich., she married Clare Warner, who died May 5, 1984. A lifetime area resident, she was a bookkeeper for Chet Reid's Auto Parts, a member of Sparta United Church of Chirst, Eagles Auxiliary and BP&W Club. Surviving is a son, Greg of Fort Wayne. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-25-1999
Warner Clare A, 77, of Westchester Apartments, Ligonier, died Saturday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 6, 1907 in Dowagiac, Mich., the son of Benjamin and Flora (Wauchek) Warner. On Nov. 30, 1935 in Kalamazoo, Mich., he married Beatrice Wolf. A retired Essex Wire employee, he moved from Bremen to Ligonier in 1951. Surviving are his wife; a son, Gregory of Fort Wayne. Services will be Tuesday at Sparta United Church of Christ of which he was a member. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-5-1984
Warner Coradon was born in Genesee County, N.Y., Sept. 25, 1829. Came with his parents to Noble County in 1837. Married Lydia Simon Aug. 15, 1853 and settled on a farm in Swan Twp where he lived until his death March 24, 1896, aged 66 years, 5 months and 29 days. His wife had died April 19, 1885. They had 8 children, of whom only 3 are living. He was married to Mrs. Sarah Simon on March 29, 1888. He joined the Lutheran Church at Bethlehem March 5, 1853. He was buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery. ^ 4-3-1896
Warner Curtis R, 74, of R. 1, Avilla, died Oct. 25 in Garrett Hospital. Born July 8, 1895 in Green Twp, he was the son of Ellis and Minnie Veazey Warner. He married Esther M. Butler on Dec. 17, 1918. He was employed 32 years by Tom Day Construction Co. In more recent years he was engaged in farming. He attended Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Russell Curtis Warner of Louisville; a grandson. Funeral was Tuesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 10-30-1969 + 10-25-1969
Warner Ellis, 85, a retired farmer, died Thursday at his home near here. He was a native and a lifelong resident of Noble County. Surviving are a son, Curtis, at home, one grandson; and a sister, Mrs. Linnia Hathaway, in Florida. Services were Saturday in the Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 11-22-1951
Warner Floyd A, 85, Eagle River, Wis., was born in Swan Twp April 25, 1884, the son of Jesse and Sarah (Gillett) Warner. Funeral was June 14 in Twin Lakes Bible Church, Phelps, Wis. Burial, Eagle River Cemetery. He was a member of the first graduating class of LaOtto High School and of Huntington Business College. He worked for the B & O Railroad until 1921, quitting because of ill health; and moved to Wisconsin, where he and his wife engaged in fox and mink farming. He was executive secretary and selective service director of Vilas County for many years up to the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, the former Lila Bienke; one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Joan) Larsen, Northfield, N. J.; two grandsons, Douglas and Donald; three sisters, Miss Odeyne Warner, Mrs. Ovid Harrod and Mrs. Albert Coil. ~ 6-19-1969 + 6-14-1969
Warner Horace H was born in the town of Truxton, Courtland County, New York April 25, 1822 and died at his home in Rome City, Ind. Nov. 28, 1896, aged 74 years, 7 months and 3 days. He married Ursula J. Hitchcock at Parma, Monroe County, N.Y., April 25, 1847. They moved west to Indiana in Oct. 1849 and located in Noble County 1 ½ miles west of Rome City. He owned 200 acres and nearly all the work of falling the timber, logging and clearing up the land ready for the breaking plow was done mainly by himself, his wife being his greatest helper. He also, with his team, helped his neighbors in their clearings and other work on their farms. He was one of the pioneers of that early day. He and his family left the farm in April 1883 and built and occupied the present home in Rome City. His wife died Feb. 6, 1894. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. G. T. Brothwell and her husband; one brother. Funeral was at his residence Dec. 1. + 11-28-1896 ^ 12-11-1896
Warner Irving Peter, 67, owner and operator with his son, Kenneth, of the Warner & Son Garage here was found dead beneath his ½ ton wrecker about 1 ½ miles north of Howe Tuesday. His vehicle apparently skidded in loose gravel causing the truck to overturn. He was born in LaGrange County Sept. 10, 1882, a son of Peter and Melinda (Gable) Warner. He married Gladys Sweitzer Feb. 5, 1919. He was a retired volunteer fireman and a member of the Knight of Pythias Lodge. Surviving are the widow and son; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Della) Penrose of Bristol, Ind., and Mrs. James (Lettie) Woodworth of Howe; 2 brothers, William of Idaville, Ind., and Frank of Three Rivers. Funeral will be Friday at Shoup Funeral Home. Burial, Riverside Cemetery. + 8-30-1949
Warner James, resident of Swan Twp, died on Thursday of last week of Bright’s disease, aged 69 years, 11 days. ~ 10-22-1891
Warner Jesse, 74, a Swan Twp farmer, died Monday at his home one mile west of Swan. Death was due to kidney trouble and uremic poisoning. He was born October 8, 1856, to Coradon and Lydia Simon Warner and in 1881 was married to Sarah Gillett. One son, Floyd, of Wisconsin, and three daughters, Odeyne, at home, Mrs. Jessie Harrod and Mrs. A. A. Coil of Noble County, and a sister in Idaho survive. + 1-?-1931
Warner Levi D was born in Stark County, Ohio Sept. 23, 1854. His parents came to Indiana in 1856 and located in Whitley County. There he grew to manhood, attending school and assisting his father until 17 years old when he learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed ever since. In 1873 he married Rachel E. Shroyer, who died 15 years ago. Their residence was in Rome City, and they had 3 children, all of whom are living, Walter F. of Mich., Sadie S. Lehman and Marion E. of Kendallville. One brother, Harmon H., and one sister, Mrs. Emma Bentz, and one grandson are left to mourn. He joined the Progressive Dunkard Church in 1887. He had been a member of the Masonic Order for 18 years and held membership in the Woodmen of the World and the Carpenters’ Union. He died Feb. 7 in Elkhart. Funeral was in Kendallville. ^ 2-12-1904
Warner Lodemia M, mother of Mrs. Eddy, died at the residence of Reuben Eddy Jan. 11 of heart failure and congestion of the lungs. She was born in Rensselaer County, New York in 1820. She was a resident of Swan Twp for many years, her children having all left her. She went to White County to be cared for in her old age. She was buried in the Bunnell Cemetery Jan. 13, near Reynold, White County, Ind. ^ 1-21-1900
Warner Lydia, the wife of Coradon Warner of Swan was buried on Monday. She was about 50 years of age. Her disease was consumption. ^ 4-24-1885
Warner Martha J, wife of Grant Warner of near Swan, daughter of Benjamin and Mollie Renkenberger, died Friday. She was born at New Springfield, Mahoning County, Ohio Aug. 10, 1859. Was married to G. G. Warner April 7, 1892; died in Swan Twp Oct. 19, aged 47 years 2 months and 9 days. Came to this state in 1856 and had lived here ever since. She leaves a father, 2 sisters and a brother. Funeral Sunday at Bethlehem Church west of Swan. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 10-25-1906
Warner Nancy (Atwell) died at the home of her adopted son, Perry Bradley, at Oberlin, Kansas, May 10, 1911. She was born in Orleans County, New York, and came with her parents to Swan Twp, Noble County in 1848. She married Theodore Warner Jan. 1, 1854. Four of their ten children are deceased. Surviving are Josephine Hall, Arizona, Delia Oaks, Asheville, N.C., Mable, St. Louis, Mo., Burton T., Kokomo, Ernest A., Fort Wayne, and Cora Worman, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 5-?-1911
Warner Oakie M, 81, hardware merchant here 29 years, died Saturday in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born in Erie, Pa., Aug. 20, 1870, a son of Montgomery and Susan (Bixler) Warner. In 1896 he was married in Fairview, Pa. to Ada E. Yeagla. She died some years later, and in 1915 he married May Ethel Yeagla, Howe. Her death occurred a few years later, and in 1932 he married Mrs. Alpha Perkins Reed of South Milford. She died several years ago. He bought the A. S. Atwater Hardware Store here in 1916 and he and his son, David, operated the business until the senior Mr. Warner retired Jan. 1, 1945. He was an elder of the Lima Presbyterian Church and life member of the Odd Fellow Lodge in Fairview, Pa. Services will be at Lima Presbyterian Church Tuesday. Burial, Fairview, Pa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Susan) Milliken, Cuyahoga Falls, O., and Mrs. Walter (Minerva) Henricks, Howe; 2 sons, David and Lynn, Howe; and 7 grandchildren. + 6-16-1951
Warner Odeyne, 66, a teacher in the Avilla public schools for almost twenty years before her retirement a year ago, died in the Sacred Heart Hospital March 5. She resided a mile west of Swan. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Harrod, and Mrs. Albert Coil; a brother, Floyd of Conver, Wis. Funeral Monday at Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 3-11-1954 + 3-?-1954
Warner Rowene F, 85, died Friday in the Arbors at Fort Wayne Nursing Center. A lifelong resident of Huntertown, she was born there on January 7, 1909 to Charles and Goldie Pepple. She married Erman Warner, who died in March 1978. Together they operated Warner Motor Service in Huntertown. Surviving are a son, Myron of Fort Wayne; and 2 sisters, Marie Birely and Ruby McDougall of Huntertown. Services Monday in Huntertown United Methodist Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 10-14-1994
Warner Russell C, 84, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Aug. 18, 2004 in Fort Myers. He was born in Green Twp in Noble County on Nov. 3, 1919 to Curtis and Esther Warner. On Nov. 4, 1950 in Auburn he married Jean Hidy-Myers. He sold insurance and mutual funds for Life Insurance of Ky., and Florida Financial. He was owner and operator of Love's Ice Cream. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Victoria Hoskins, Savannah, Ga.; 2 sons, Russell II of Cape Coral, Fla., and Bill Myers of El Paso, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services are private. ^ 8-20-2004
Warner Thaddeus, 9-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Warner who live 3 miles north of Fort Wayne, died from injuries received by being dragged by a cow. He had gone into a field to bring the cow to the barn. Attaching one end of a long chain about the animal’s neck, he tied the other about his waist and was walking in front of the cow when she became frightened and started to run. The lad was dragged many yards. He died last evening. Mr. and Mrs. Warner formerly lived in Avilla. He taught in the high school in Avilla. Mr. and Mrs. David Warner and Miss Elizabeth Stewart left for the Warner home today. ^ 8-6-1910
Warner Ursula J (Hitchcock) was born in Barre, Orleans County, N.Y. Sept. 15, 1822, died at her home in Rome City, Ind. Feb. 6, 1895, aged 72 years, 4 months and 21 days. She married Horace H. Warner at Parma, Monroe County, N.Y., April 25, 1847. They moved to Indiana in Oct. 1849 where they purchased their present farm, one and one-half miles west of Rome City, where they continued to reside, laboring hard to clear up and improve their home for several years. In the spring of 1883 they moved to this town, soon thereafter building and occupying their present home. She has been almost totally blind for the past six years. She died Feb. 6. She united with the M. E. Church of this place. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. G. T. Brothwell, and her husband. Funeral at her residence Feb. 10. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-6-1895 ^ 2-15-1895
Warner Wilbur Wayne, 30, was killed in an auto crash at Ocala, Fla. Sept. 19 when an auto in which he was a passenger hit a tree. He was born in Kendallville May 14, 1948 and had been a resident of Ocala since Nov. 1977, moving from Lakeland, Fla. He was a foreman for Best Brokers and Equipment Co. in Ocala. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Michele June, Ocala; his mother, Mrs. Dale Warner, Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Fortman, Avilla, Mrs. Wayne Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mrs. Jacqueline Gates, St. Louis, Mich.; four stepsisters, Mrs. Larry (Darlene) Spiegel, Warsaw, Mrs. Sandra Kenner, Plymouth, Mrs. John (Wendy) Kimpel, Warsaw and Mrs. Marcia Schmitz, Davison, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Warner. Services Sept. 22 in Highland Memorial Park, Ocala. ~ 10-5-1978 + 9-19-1978
Warnick Golda M, 52, 340 E. Lisle St., died today in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1920 in Kendallville, the daughter of Justice J. and Jennie Mae (Hill) Itt, and was a lifetime resident. Surviving are her mother; a daughter, Mrs. Dale Kneubuhler, R. 3; a son, Eddie, R. 3; a sister Mrs. Audrey Hart, 323 Gertrude St.; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude W., and a sister and a brother. Funeral will be Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1973
Warren Bert O, 74, died Aug. 7 in Foote Hospital, Parma, Mich. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; his children, David of Hudson, Mich., Etta Beckett of Saline, Mich., Judy Houser, Holt, Mich., David Fisher of Jackson, Mich., Nancy Campbell of Avilla, Edward and William Collins, Jackson, Mich.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank; two sisters, Minnie Steiner and Shirley Lynch. Services were Aug. 10. Interment, Woodland Cemetery, Michigan. ~ 8-20-1987
Warren Bessie (Heffner), 89, of Chandler, Ariz., and formerly of Fort Wayne, died at the Autumn Years Nursing Home, Chandler. A Ligonier native she moved to Fort Wayne 16 years ago. Her husband, Judson A. Warren, died in 1970. Surviving are a daughter, Jeanetta Duey of Chandler; a son, Robert of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Heffner of Phoenix; and 7 grandchildren. Graveside services today at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka. + 9-?-1985
Warren H O Mrs died at her home in IndianapolisWednesday afternoon of cerebral hemorrhage.Surviving are her husband and one son Harold, Jr. of Indianapolis. Funeral, Oak Park Cemetery Saturday. Ligonier Banner 4-25-1935 Contributed by Judy Richter
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, 78, died Nov. 9, 2002 at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York after suffering a heart attack. She was born in Miami County, Ohio on April 6, 1924 to William E. and Gladys Mae (Walker) Siegel. She married Floyd F. Warren on Sept. 27, 1947 in Troy, Ohio. She assisted her husband, former Ligonier mayor, with his veterinary practice and was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church, OES, Noble County Republican Women and Gene Stratton-Porter Society. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and one-daughter-in-law, William and Susan Warren of Geneva and Robert Warren of Cromwell; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Ruth and Randy Jones of Warsaw, Elizabeth and Ross Wenger and Connie Estep of Goshen; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-12-2002
Warren James W, 73, of Pierceton and formerly of the Albion area, died Sunday in the VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Burkett in Kosciusko County on April 10, 1922 to Ivan L. and Jannie (Warren) Warren. He was educated in the former Beaver Dam High School. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and participated in the landing at Normandy during WW II. Following his discharge in 1945 he was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He owned and operated a gravel pit at Diamond Lake and retired in 1987 as a machinist. His wife, Ruth C. Warren, died in 1979. Surviving are a son, Donald L. of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; a sister, Eleanor Rowland of Silver Lake; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Betty Reed, Iva Warren and Phyllis Warren. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-20-1995
Warren Raymond O, 55, of Cromwell, died Tuesday in his residence. He was born in Warsaw October 30, 1942 to Earl and Margaret (Weed) Warren. He attended Milford High School and was employed by Flex Steel in New Paris many years and most recently by Maple Leaf Duck Farm in Cromwell. He moved to Cromwell in 1988 from Syracuse. Surviving are 2 brothers, Jack of Ligonier, and Ray of Syracuse; and 2 half-sisters, Cheryl Smith of Albion and Paula Morrison of Wawaka. Graveside services Friday in Sparta Cemetery. + 7-7-1998
Warren Ruth C, 65, of R. 2, Albion, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Amherst, Wis., Dec. 28, 1913, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Sutheimer. She married James W. Warren. She had lived in the Albion area 10 years moving from Akron. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Iles of Logansport; a son, Donald of Calif.; a sister, Gertrude Olson of Stevensport, Wis.; a brother, Lynne Sutheimer of Roberts, Wis.; and 4 grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Warrener Gerald George Robert, 90, of Kendallville, died Monday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He was born in Hensall, Ontario, Canada, May 31, 1907, the son of Nathan P. and Elizabeth (Drew) Warrener. On August 5, 1932 in Marquette, Mich., he married Gail Lucinda Woodward. He moved from Indianapolis to Kendallville in 1975. He was a civil and mechanical engineer for the U. S. Housing Authority. He also worked for the U. S. Army in Indianapolis with the civil service commission. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge F&AM 276 and Scottish Rite in Indianapolis. He was instrumental in the formation of Rome City Housing Authority. Surviving are his wife; a son, Dr. Gerald Warrener of Kendallville; 4 daughters, Marjorie Bacheldor of Grand Junction, Colo., Laura Jean Hilderley of East Greenwich, R.I., Mary Spencer of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Susan Gebeau of West Lawn, Pa.; a sister, Ruth Willis of Frankfort, Ill.; 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Warrener, a brother and a sister. Funeral Saturday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-8-1997
Warrener Sarah G, 17, LaGrange, daughter of Dr. Gerald Warrener of the Avilla Medical Clinic, was killed in a car accident on U. S. 20 near LaGrange Aug. 26. She was born June 20, 1980 in Kendallville to Dr. Gerald Warrener and Sylvia (Hyde) Koester, LaGrange. She was a senior at Lakeland High School, LaGrange. Survivors also include stepmother, Kara J. Warrener, Kendallville; 2 sisters, Kathryn E. and Emily J. Warrener, LaGrange; 3 brothers, James N., Stephen G. and Matthew P. Warrener, Kendallville; and grandparents, Gerald and Gail Warrener, LaGrange, David and Esther Hyde, Indianapolis. Services are Sunday in Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-28-1997
Warrix Jennifer Lynn was stillborn Thursday at McCray Hospital. She was the daughter of Greg and Brenda (Harper) Warrix, R. 2, Avilla. Surviving with the parents are the grandparents, Dayton Warrix of Auburn and Linda Burks of Kendallville, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harper of Avilla. Services were Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-18-1983 + 8-11-1983
Warrix Sandra Benson, 48, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly at here rural Kendallville residence. She had been a teacher's aide for special needs children at Rome City School. She attended Restoration Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born Dec. 15, 1957 in Kendallville to Virgil R. and Wanda L. (Hunter) Fannin. Surviving are her parents in Kendallville; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Angel and Jon Diehm of Kendallville, Kristin Benson of Rome City and Toria Warrix of Garrett; a son, B.J. Benson of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Ed Slone of Albion, Karen and Jim Parks of Avilla and Angie and Pat Rudolph of Kendallville; 4 grandsons, Brody and Ashton Benson and Lucas and Jacob Diehm; and her former husbands, Bill Benson of Michigan and Tom Warrix of Albion. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 2-15-2006
Warstler Bertha L, 95, of R. 1, Hudson, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 16, 1894 east of Helmer to George and Mercy Ellen (VanPelt) Kunce. She had lived at R. 1, Hudson the past 60 years. She married Gerrie E. Warstler on Nov. 22, 1916. He died Aug. 15, 1952. Surviving are 2 sons, Cleo of R. 2, Pleasant Lake, and Walter of Owosso, Mich.; a sister, Velma Bickel, and a brother, Claire Kunce of Angola; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A son, Eugene, died July 11, 1967. Services will be Friday in Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial, Block Cemetery. + 6-26-1989
Warstler Wayne E, 70, died Oct. 22, 1996 in Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 28, 1925 in DeKalb County, the son of Arthur and Gladys (Carper) Warstler. He married Joan D. Rimmel on Aug. 10, 1963. He was a retired truck driver for Harris Kayot Trucking Co. He was a WW II veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of Auburn American Legion Post 97. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Larry of Butler, Kenneth of Dayton, Ohio, and Tony of St. Joe; 2 daughters, Diane E. Renfrow of Auburn and Linda E. Maldeney of Corunna; 2 stepsons, Jeff Buchanan of Auburn and Jim Buchanan of Avilla; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Pranger of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Donald L. and Wesley D. of Auburn; 2 sisters, June and Elaine Bice of Auburn; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, one sister and two grandsons preceded him in death. Services Friday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 10-24-1996
Warth Joyce M, 44, R. 1, Rome City, died Thursday at his residence. He was born Feb. 26, 1934 in Hayti, Mo. He married Lillie Miller in St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 21, 1968. He moved to Rome City 2 ½ years ago. Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Hartlin, Sikeston, Mo.; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Jerelene Wilson and Mrs. Clair Jane Coplen of St. Louis; a son, Mitchell, Sikeston, Mo.; a stepson, John Hale, LaGrange; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Love, Gideon, Mo.; 2 brothers, Clyde and Garry of St. Louis; and several grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Caruthersville, Mo. + 8-?-1978
Warwick Melissa A, 39, of Kendallville, died January 9, 2012 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Tiffin, Ohio, on May 2, 1972, to William and Madonna (Taylor) Whipple. She graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 1990. Later, she attended Ivy Tech and was a graduate from Ravenscroft Beauty College in Fort Wayne. She was a licensed hair stylist at Fiesta and she waitressed at Maria’s in Kendallville. Survivors include her mother and father; her daughter, Haley Neff of Kendallville; her husband, Joseph Warwick of Kendallville; 8 brothers, Todd and Marie Carter of Tiffan, Tony and Teresa Carter of Republic, Ohio, Shawn and Selena Stagnolia of Tiffin, Fred Carter of Tiffin, Chad Whipple of Kendallville, Jeremy and Lisa Whipple of Fostoria, Ohio, Ryan Whipple of Fostoria and Travis Whipple of Fostoria; 4 sisters, Jill and Phil Reuter of Tiffin, DeEnda and Eric Lopez of Tiffin, Jodi Swanagan of Bloomville, Ohio, and Rhianna Cottingham of Attica, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her son, Scooter Neff, who died December 28, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother; her grandparents, Mattie and Tommie Taylor; Martha Carter and Ida Brown. Funeral Jan. 13 at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-12-2012
Washburn Maxine E, 71, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Sunday in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. She was born February 23, 1925 in Noble County to Vern and Ercil (Emrick) Likes. On September 25, 1946 she married William P. Washburn. He died April 7, 1989. She grew up in the Kendallville area and had lived in Plainfield, Mo. until moving to Fort Wayne in 1948. In 1987 she moved to Churubusco, and following her husband's death moved to Kendallville. She had been a nurse's aide at the Town House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a son, Jerry C. Washburn of rural Churubusco; 2 sisters, June Roberts and Schewyon Rice of Kendallville; and 2 grandsons, Chad and Jeremy Washburn. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. +6-23-1996
Wasson Gladys, 86, R. 1, Spencerville, died Saturday at the Kendallville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in DeKalb County Oct. 30, 1900. She married Ray Wasson May 18, 1918 in Michigan. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Florida. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Irvin (Barbara) Coplin, R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Marvin (Margaret) Williams, New Port Ritchie, Fla.; a son, Jean of Spencerville; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. One great-great-grandson preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Burial, White City Cemetery, Spencerville. ~ 1-30-1986 + 1-25-1986
Wasson Ray, 90, R. 1, Spencerville, died June 13 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. He was born in DeKalb County March 2, 1896, the son of Burton and Mary (Erskine) Wasson. He married Gladys Watson May 18, 1918. She died Jan. 25, 1986. He was retired from Essex Wire and was a farmer. He was a veteran of WW I and lived in Spencerville and New Port Richey, Fla. before moving to Avilla where he had lived the past two years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irvin (Barbara) Coplin, Avilla, and Mrs. Marvin (Margaret) Williams, New Port Richey, Fla.; a son, Jean, Spencerville; a brother, Paul, Montpelier, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Monday at LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Burial, White City Cemetery, Spencerville. ~ 6-19-1986 + 6-13-1986
Watchorn Myra M, Ligonier, born 1839, died May 7, 1895, aged 55 years 7 months and 15 days. ^ 6-14-1895
Waterbeck Josephine, 52, 205 Railroad St., Avilla, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 11, 1933 in DeKalb County and had moved to Avilla from Ferriday, La. last October. She married Charles Waterbeck March 21, 1953. He survives with her mother, Vivian (Weidler) Hockenbarger of Avilla. Also surviving are her father, Clifford Clark, Brownfield, Texas; three daughters, Brenda Case and Kathy Bixby of Ferriday, and Ronda Waterbeck of San Jose, Calif.; three sons, Allen with the military in Hawaii, Jerry of Willard, Ohio, and Randy of San Jose; a sister, Janet Porter of Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Maynard Clark of Indianapolis and Robert Hockenbarger of Dallas, Texas; and eight grandchildren. Prayer services were held Jan. 17 at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, Willard, Ohio. ~ 1-23-1986 + 1-15-1986
Waterhouse A B, who spent most of his life in this city and vicinity, died at his home in Detroit. He was the oldest son of the late C. G. R. Waterhouse, pioneer resident and farmer of this community. At one time he conducted a music store on N. Main St. In later years he had engaged in the real estate business. Surviving are the widow, daughter Muriel; and 2 brothers, Frank of Chicago and Homer of Hamilton Lake. The body is to be shipped here Tuesday for funeral and burial. + 10-25-1930
Waterhouse Dorothy H, 71, died Friday in Broward General Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Born Nov. 25, 1906 in Seymour, she was the daughter of Grover and Lois (Shutts) Myers. She married Dale Waterhouse May 11, 1929 in Angola. She had been a resident of the Hamilton community for the past 53 years. She and her husband were former owners of Circle Park Campground. She was a member of the Hamilton Lioness Club and Bridgettes. Survivors are the husband; 2 sisters, Mrs. Betty Wofford, Mount Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Lou Walters, St. Louis, Mo.; 3 brothers, Bill Cox, Hamilton, Arthur Myers, Huntertown, and John Myers, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral will be Tuesday in Swift Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1978
Waterhouse Harriet, 76, wife of Chauncey G.R. Waterhouse, died at her home near this city this evening. She had lived here for half a century. She was born in Summit County, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1837, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Vine. Her father was a native of New Jersey. With her parents she came to Indiana 70 years ago and settled in LaGrange County where she lived until her marriage on Dec. 31, 1860. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The husband and 3 sons, Albert, Frank and Homer; and 2 grandson, Chauncey and Dale Waterhouse; and one granddaughter, Muriel Waterhouse, survive. + 11-24-1913
Waterhouse Harriet (Hurst), 88, died March 19. She was born in East Hartford, Conn. June 14, 1794, removed from thence to Oswego County, N.Y. in 1811 and was married to Benjamin Waterhouse Jan. 10, 1815. She came with her husband to LaGrange County and settled in Milford Twp in 1837. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Her husband died in 1857. For the last 6 or 7 years she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. E. P. Spellman in LaGrange. She was the mother of 3 sons and 5 daughters, 4 of whom survive, Mrs. Jones of Sturgis, Mich., Mrs. J. F. Cosper, Mrs. E. P. Spellman and Mr. C. G. R. Waterhouse. She also leaves a sister in the 84th year of her age - Mrs. Silsby of Kendallville. Funeral was Tuesday at Brushy Prairie Chapel where she and her husband and family had for many years worshipped. Burial, cemetery adjoining the chapel. ^ 3-30-1882
Waters Hattie Jane, 70, died Friday at the home of her son, Riley of near Wolf Lake. She is survived by her son; 4 sisters, Mrs. Frank Erdly of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Susan Dull of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Della Peters of Ormas, and Mrs. Francis Dull of Pierceton; one brother, Stephen Jerraid of Wolf Lake; and 10 grandchildren. Services were in the Adventist Church at Wolf Lake. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Waters Jasper Richard, a Wolf Lake native, died Thursday. He was a driver for Aeroww Truck Lines. Surviving are his wife, Deloris Ruth; a daughter, Anita F. Giroux, and a son, James A., both of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Juanita Lamb of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Ann Wolf of Columbia City; 3 brothers, John of Fort Wayne, Riley Jr. of Oklahoma, and Rex of Mich.; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services today in Greenlawn Memorial Park Chapel, Fort Wayne. + 10-28-1987
Waters Jean "June", 79, died April 5, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was an employee of Essex Wire and Rubber Plant and had moved to Ligonier in the 1970s. She was born Jan. 30, 1928 in Davie, W.Va., to John M. Mills and Allia Fair (Spears). She married Francis Marion Waters on April 1, 1967 in Kendallville. He died in 1984. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Debbie Rasnake of Ligonier and Dennis and Linda Rasnake of Kendallville; one brother and sister-in-law, Coeburn and Marilyn Mills of Lebanon, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Clark Lemley of Ligonier; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Services Tuesday at J.A. Brazzell-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-7-2007
Waters John Alfred, son of Steven and Eliza Waters, was born Dec. 23, 1865 in Allen County near Fort Wayne, and died at his home near Wolf Lake April 17, 1920 at the age of 54 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was one of a family of 12 children, 3 of whom, with the mother, have preceded him in death. He married Hattie Jane Jerraid Oct. 2, 1888, and they had 3 sons, one dying in infancy. About 2 years ago he was stricken with high blood pressure which lead to paralysis and fatal illness. He is survived by the wife; 2 sons; 2 grandchildren. + 4-?-1920
Waters Riley M, 51, Albion resident, (b.7-15-1889 - d.5-5-1941) died Monday at his home at Burr Oak. Surviving are the widow, Dalia; 4 sons, Richard of Fort Wayne, and John, Rex and Riley Jr. at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. George Collins of Fort Wayne, and Mary Ann at home. Funeral will be Wednesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1941
Waterson Donald Lee, 52, of R. 1, Columbia City, died June 20, 1988 at Columbia City Nursing Home. He was born March 10, 1936 in Noble County to Earl B. and Feril E. Spackman Waterson. He resided near Laud for several years before moving to R. 1, Columbia City. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are 2 brothers, Earl Jr. and Paul of Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Helen Lucille) Carver of Tunker. Services was June 22 at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery. + 6-20-1988
Waterson Roy C, 67, 455 E. Centennial St., Nappanee, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born May 31, 1918 in Manchester, Tenn., he married Polita U. Sansone on May 29, 1937. He was a retired heating and plumbing contractor in Nappanee and Ligonier and a member of the First Church of God, Nappanee. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Anne) Brazel, Ligonier; 3 sons, Richard, Syracuse, Robert, Wawaka, Art, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. John (Eileen) Tuttle, Pierceton; 3 brothers, Jesse of Rockford, Ill., Lloyd of Fort Wayne, and Wilbur of Columbia City; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral will be Monday at First Church of God, Nappanee,. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-16-1985
Watkins Ann was born in Herkimer County, New York in 1814 and died in Orange Twp March 3, 1888. She came to Noble County in 1837. + 3-3-1888 ^ 6-8-1888
Watkins C C of Orange Twp, was born Oct. 26, 1826; came to Noble County in 1836 and settled with his father in Orange Twp where he spent the rest of his life. He was married Sept. 26, 1858. He was the father of 6 children, 5 of whom and his widow are left. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church, the F&AM, the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Honor. He died March 10, 1891. Noble County American 7-8-1891
Watkins Effie Barber, 70, native and lifelong resident of the community, died this morning at her home from anemia. She was born Nov. 16, 1863, the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Franklin Conlogue Barber, in a log house ½ mile south of here where she had always resided. The late A. B. Conlogue of Kendallville was a half-brother. Surviving are a son, Russel Barber Watkins, Cleveland, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Fox, here; and 4 grandchildren, Brent Jr., Jean and Patty Fox, Rome City, and Betty Jane Watkins, Los Angeles. Funeral Friday from the home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 8-8-1934
Watkins Gladys M, 96, died Saturday in the home of her son in Denver. She was born in Rome City on December 28, 1897 to Francis and Minnie (Poynter) Moore. She married Forrest Erroll Watkins, who died in 1971. She was a graduate of Rome City High School and attended teachers' college. Surviving are a daughter, Jeanette McNutt of Chicago; 2 sons, Boyd A. of Denver, and Forrest A. of Fremont, Wis.; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial, Friday in Orange Cemetery. + 7-9-1994
Watkins Martha, 84, Goshen, died April 10 in Fountainview Place in Goshen. She was born in 1900 in Topeka and lived her life in the Topeka, Albion and Goshen areas. She married Thomas Watkins in 1939. He died in 1977. Retired, she had taught in Topeka, Albion, New Paris and Goshen schools. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Goshen and county and state retired teachers associations. Surviving are a son, Charles, Goshen; a foster son, William Shamblin, Manuel, Texas; 5 grandchildren; 3 sisters and a brother, all of Goshen. Funeral in Goshen. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. + 4-10-1985
Watkins Nathan D, 64, a native of Orange Twp, died June 29 at his home in Elkhart from a heart attack. He was born May 16, 1869 in Orange Twp and with the exception of the last 15 years spent in Elkhart had always resided in that community. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons, Erroll, Chicago, and Shirley of Milwaukee, Wis.; a brother, Clarence, Birmingham, Ala.; and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Hinkle of Elba, Mich. Funeral Saturday at Elkhart with burial there. + 7-?-1933
Watkins Russell B, 89, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Saturday at Lakeshore Nursing Center, Cleveland. Born June 11, 1894 in Rome City, he was the son of Timothy and Effie (Barber) Watkins. He was a retired machinist for Murray Mfg. in Cleveland. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Anna Skocaj of Cleveland; 2 nephews, Brent Fox of Rome City and Gene Fox of Fort Wayne; and a niece, Patty Spencer of Sanford, Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola. Services Wednesday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-8-1983
Watson Cara Lea, 4, and Jennifer Elaine, 8, lost their lives in a fire of a mobile home Friday at the Big Lake Trailer Court. Jennifer Elaine was born in Whitley County on March 15, 1973. Cara Lea was born in Whitley County on Sept. 17, 1977. They are survived by their mother, Elizabeth (Peggy) Krider Watson of R. 4, Albion; their father, Michael Watson of R. 6, Columbia City; a brother, Benjamin, 1 ½ years old and resides with his mother at Albion; grandparents, Mrs. Clyde (Juanita) Krider of R. 7, Columbia City, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watson of R. 6, Columbia City. Services Tuesday at Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-5-1982
Watson Carl Bruce, 61, of Ligonier, died Feb. 2, 2004 at home. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic who had served in the U.S. Army 1960-1963. He was born Feb. 19, 1942 in Windsor, Vt. to Carl Lindwood and Florence A. (Wentworth) Watson. On Nov. 24, 1970 he married Lucy D. Lindsay in Syracuse. Surviving are his mother in Lake Wales, Fla.; his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore and Sherry of Ligonier; a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Joseph Belofi of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Cathy Horne of Mishawaka and Robyn Wood of Lake Wales; and 4 grandchildren, Diana and Carl Watson and Toni and Kayla Knowles. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. ^ 2-4-2004
Watson Ervin H, 56, R. 3, Auburn, died Monday in DeKalb Hospital. A lifetime resident of the Auburn area, he was born Oct. 30, 1927 in DeKalb County, the son of the late Harry J. and Gertrude (Kinney) Watson. He married Rosele Rimmel Sept. 6, 1950 in Garrett. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Gertrude) Boyde, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Dewey (Mary) Quinn, and Miss Delores Watson, Auburn; a son, Robert, Auburn; two brothers, Rex, Avilla, Mack, Auburn; and two grandchildren. He was a farmer and was employed at Warner Gear in Auburn for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Auburn. Services were June 21 at McKee-Miles Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 6-28-1984
Watson Evelyn F, 85, of Cromwell, died January 17, 2007 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier, where she had been a resident since May 2006. She had worked at Borden Co. and General Electric in Fort Wayne and Monsanto in Ligonier. She moved to Cromwell in August 1956. She was born November 16, 1921 in Warsaw to Willard and Mary (Henderson) Swonger. She married Harry Watson on November 12, 1955 in Arcola. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Lee Bair of Warsaw, Terry and Sherry Bair and Kenneth and Cyndi Watson of Ligonier; a daughter, Sharon Garner of Lisbon; 2 stepdaughters, Bonnie and Floyd Affolder of Fort Wayne and Linda Jewett of Arcola; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, a sister, a grandson, 2 great-granddaughters and her stepmother, Stella Stump Emmons. Memorial service Sunday at J.A. Brazzell-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 1-18-2007
Watson Floyd, 81, died April 1 in DeKalb Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Agnes; 3 sons, including Harry, Cromwell; and a daughter. Funeral was at Hopewell EUB Church in Auburn last Thursday. + 4-1-1975
Watson Gertrude, 52, of two and a half miles northeast of Garrett was killed in an accident on State Road 8 three miles east of Avilla. The wife of Harry Watson, she drove her car into a street bridge railing. State Trooper William E. Hunter said the crash occurred about 11:10 p.m. while she was returning alone to her home from Kendallville. She resided with her husband and three sons on a farm on U. S. 27. Dr. R. Perry Reynolds, deputy DeKalb County coroner, said she died instantly of a broken neck, fractured skull, compound fracture of the right leg, multiple face and head injuries and internal injuries. According to Officer Hunter, Mrs. Watson, traveling eastward, drove straight into the end of the steel railing. He stated that she may have fallen asleep at the wheel or was blinded by lights of an oncoming car. James L. Koons and Homer Garman arrived on the scene a few minutes after the crash. They notified Garrett police of the accident. The body was removed to McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. ~ 5-4-1950
Watson Harry, 74, died at his home three miles east of Garrett last Wednesday from a heart ailment. A farmer and a retired employee of the Warner Motive Division in Auburn since 1957, he was born September 28, 1891 in Allen County. He was the son of the late William and Bertha Watson and married Gertrude V. Kinney in Ohio in 1921. She preceded him in death on May 1, 1950. He had resided in DeKalb County since 1931. Surviving are three sons, Rex, R. 2, Avilla, Ervin, R. 1, Garrett, Mack, R. 3, Auburn; ten grandchildren; and a brother and a sister. Funeral Friday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. ~ 7-28-1966
Watson Harry Edward, 90, Cromwell, died Aug. 27, 2009, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was the owner of Scout Sales & Service. He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II and was a member of Fort Wayne Oddfellows, Goshen Moose Lodge 836, West Noble American Legion Post 243, Cromwell Masonic Lodge F&AM 1705 and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah. He was born Jan. 8, 1919 in Auburn to Thomas and Frances Rinehold) Watson. He married Evelyn Swonger on Nov. 12, 1956 in Angola. She died Jan. 17, 2007. Surviving and 3 sons and their spouses, Kenneth and Cyndi Watson of Ligonier, Terry and Sherry Bair of Ligonier and Larry and Lee Bair of Warsaw; 3 daughters and a spouse, Bonnie and Floyd Affolder of Fort Wayne Linda Jewitt of Arcola, Sharon Garner of Lisbon; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul of Auburn; and a sister, Mabel Hook of Middletown, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Oscar. Memorial service Sept. 3 at Ulrey-Renner & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-1-2009
Watson Jennifer Elaine - See Cara Lea Watson.
Watson Maxine, 71, of Kendallville, died December 26, 2011 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.  She was born in Blackey, Kentucky on May 2, 1940 to Arthur and Josie (Bailey) Caudill. Her mother was killed in an automobile accident on January 6, 1956. Maxine, being the oldest child, took the responsibility of raising her siblings, James, 12, Geraldine, 9, and Jerry, 3. She married Harlow Watson on September 20, 1958 in Battle Creek, Michigan and together they continued raising the family and eventually their own. She was a geriatric technician at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville and a nurses aid at the former McCray Hospital in Kendallville. Survivors include: her husband; 2 sons, Tim Watson of Kendallville, and Craig and Laura Watson of Kendallville; one daughter, Jodi and Mark Brayton of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Michael and Coral Watson of Austin, Texas; Kayliegh Watson of Chicago, Illinois, and Emily Brayton of Kendallville; great-granddaughter, Alaina Watson of Albion; 2 brothers, James Caudill of Battle Creek, Michigan, Jerry and Liz Ann Caudill of Charlotte, Michigan; and one sister, Jeri Clugston and Harold Gussman of Kendallville. A memorial service will be December 29, 2011 at Avilla Assembly of God. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-27-2011
Watson Raymond, 74, a resident of Zionsville since 1976 and former resident of Churubusco, died February 21, 1996 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born February 2, 1922 in Wabash County, a son of Sherman and Hazel Heeter Watson. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. On November 2, 1958 he married Phyllis Diller in Churubusco. He owned and operated the Watson Floral Shop in Churubusco for many years. He retired from Porter Sales Corp in Zionsville as a florist in 1995. He was a member of Zionsville United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Kathie Watson, Carmel; 3 brothers, Joe of North Manchester, Harold of Silver Lake and Karl of Fort Wayne; and 7 adopted grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-21-1996
Watson Rex, 68, of Avilla, died June 21 in his home from cancer. He was born in Allen County May 27, 1931 to Harry and Gertrude (Kinney) Watson. On April 11, 1954 in Hopewell United Presbyterian Church he married Anna M. McCoy. He had been a plumbing contractor and owned Rex’s Plumbing for 17 years. Prior to that he worked for Jordan Construction and Paul R. Becker Construction in Ligonier. He was a member of Hopewell Church and Avilla Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Jeffrey P. of Avilla and James M. of Wichita, Kan.; 2 grandsons, Eric and Nicholas Watson. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ervin E. and Mack L. Funeral in Hopewell Church. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 7-1-1999
Watson Rolly, former Kendallville businessman, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been a Fort Wayne resident 16 years and was founder of Old Fort Draperies. A native of Grayville, Ill., he had been an antique dealer and merchandising salesman 38 years before his retirement 4 years ago. While in Kendallville he owned and operated the Trading Post on N. Main St. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Pauline Dieterle; 3 sons, Rolly T. and Jerry of Toledo, Ohio, and Jeffrey of Fort Wayne; 3 daughters, Joyce Kobalevsky of Houston, Barbara Royeton of Sturgis, Mich., and Debra Wysong of Denver, Colo. Services Thursday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 1-10-1983
Watson Rosele May, 69, died June 4, 2001 in her Auburn home. She was born Jan. 15, 1932 in Noble County to William and Mergel (Gerver) Rimmel. She married Ervin Watson on Sept. 4, 1950 in Garrett. He died in June 1984. Surviving are a son, Robert of Auburn; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Gertrude and Jack Boyd of Colorado Springs, Colo., Deloris Watson of Colorado Springs and Mary and Dewey Quinn of Auburn; one brother, Dick Rimmel of Hudson; one sister, Joan Warstler of Auburn; 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth Thomas, Emily Hecht and Don and Tammy Quinn; and 4 great-grandchildren, Tina and Brittany Thomas, Andrew Goldenetz and Devin Quinn. Services Friday in Feller Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2001
Watt Charles H, 70, of Albion, died of complications at his home last Monday. Funeral will be this afternoon at Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Nellie; one daughter, Mrs. Esther Smith of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Samuel of Toledo, Ohio; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. + 10-?-1939
Watt Nellie was born Dec. 19, 1885 and died Oct. 12, 1962. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Oct. 15, 1962. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1962
Watters Irma, former Albion resident, died recently at the Epworth Hospital in South Bend from pneumonia. Funeral was Sunday at Rock Run Church near Goshen. She was the sister of the late Guy Swartzlander who conducted a jewelry store here a number of years ago. + 1-?-1944
Watts Brandy Michelle was stillborn Saturday in McCray Hospital. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Orange Cemetery. Survivors are the parents, Larry and Wanda (Hurst) Watts; a brother, Christopher 3 ½; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Scheurich, Avilla, and Leard Watts, Rochester, Mich., Mrs. and Mrs. James Hurst, Kendallville; great-grandfather, John Wicker, Four Mile, Ky. + 10-?-1977
Watts Haylee B, 18, of Cromwell, died Aug. 21, 2006 from injuries sustained in a one-car accident Aug. 11 in rural Noble County. She was a 2006 graduate of West Noble High School and had worked at Dairy Queen for 3 months. She was born March 20, 1988 in Goshen to Taylor and Cheryl (Bontrager) Watts III. Surviving are her parents in Cromwell; a sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Patrick Wroblewski; and grandfather, Levi Bontrager of Ligonier. Services Friday at Stone's Hill Community Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 8-24-2006
Watts Jess, 79, died last Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gladys Wagner of Kendallville, from cancer. He was born Aug. 31, 1855 in Holmes County, O., the son of Samuel and Barbara Watts. Nov. 4, 1883 he married Mary Krahn and they had 5 children. She died 24 years ago. He was employed at the Raber & Lang factory and the Kendallville Foundry. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Pearl Gould, Mrs. Wagner, Kendallville, Miss Treva, Hollywood, Cal.; one brother, William of Kendallville. Funeral Friday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery, DeKalb County. + 8-?-1934 ^ 8-29-1934
Watts Megan Marie, 11-day old daughter of William and Tammy Sue (Trombley) Watts, died Tuesday in Memphis University Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was born July 14 in Marine Corps Hospital in Memphis. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Heather Renee, and a brother Russell Anthony; grandparents, James Hadley Watts, and Myong Cha of Jacksonville, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Trombley of R. 4, Albion. Graveside services Saturday in Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-25-1989
Watts Phillip M "Buckshot", 28, of Avilla, died Dec.6, 2009 in his residence. He was a 1999 graduate of East Noble High School and had worked at Aaron's Motorsports in Arizona. He was born April 11, 1981 in Kendallville to Larry Watts and Pauline Sizemore. Surviving are his mother of Avilla; his father of Avilla; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Emily and Eric Jordan of Kendallville and Hillary Birk of Avilla; 2 brothers, Chris Watts of Avilla and Clayton Birk of Avilla; his grandmothers, Lorine Sizemore of Wolcottville and Marilyn Birk of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ruby Scheurich and a grandfather, Larry Birk. Funeral Dec. 11, 2009 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ^ 12-8-2009
Watts Ruby Scheurich, 73, of Avilla, died December 6, 2006 at her home. She was born November 30, 1933 in Mousie, Ky. to John and Flossie (Hicks) Wicker. She married Marion Scheurich Jr. on May 30, 1959. He died August 10, 1994. She married Leard Watts on July 29, 2006. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Pamela White of Kendallville; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Watts of Avilla and Terry and Durlinda Scheurich of Wolcottville; a sister, Nellie Conley of Ohio; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Clyde and Shirley Wicker of Ky., Randolph and Mable Wicker of S.C., and Robert and Norma Wicker and Bobbie Wicker of Okla.; 9 grandchildren, Chris, Philip and Emily Watts, Rachel, Sarah and Laura White, Dillon, Dakeesha and Latosha Scheurich; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Brandy Watts; and 2 brothers, Leo and Philip Wicker. She cleaned for RSL Services and B&J Specialties. She was a member of Little Flossie Church where services were held. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 12-14-2006
Watts Sema M, 73, 971 Starryeyed Lane, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. Born May 14, 1915 in Huntsville, Ala., she was the daughter of Doc and Allena (Thomas) Jones. She had worked as a laborer in the cotton mills and as a nurse’s aide in the south. She had lived in Cromwell since 1977, moving from Bradenton, Fla. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Glen (Mary Ann) Knisely of Cromwell and Patricia Williams of Griffin, Ga.; 2 sons, Ervin Bell of Oneco, Fla., and Danny Bell of Griffin, Ga.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Aubrey (Frances) Head of Jonesboro, Ga., and Louise Melton of Griffin, Ga.; one brother, William of Palatka, Fla.; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Haisten Funeral Home in Griffin, Ga. Burial, Teamon Cemetery, Griffin. + 12-19-1988
Watts Taylor Jr, 57, died Tuesday in Vencor Hospital in LaGrange. He was born in Breathitt County, Ky. on January 1, 1937 to Taylor R. and Mahala (Thompson) Watts. His mother survives in Jackson, Ky. He married Tina Gray on March 10, 1967 in Lexington, Ky. A U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he had lived in Topeka since 1970. He was part owner and operator of Ligonier Metal Fab and a member of Breathitt County Masonic Lodge. Also surviving are his wife; 5 sons, David Watts of Sturgis, Mich., Taylor III Watts of Cromwell, Robert Watts of Vineland, N.J., Steve Rininger of Syracuse and Greg Rininger of Ligonier; 4 daughters, Tammy Mote of Ligonier, Terri Cooper of Kendallville, and Tanya Yoder and Lisa Watts of Topeka; a brother, Lowell of Waco, Ky.; and 20 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandchild. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-18-1994
Waugh Goldie M, 80, of Johnson’s Trailer Court, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Ima Jean Waugh at 703 S. Main St., Kendallville. Born in Ligon, Ky., May 14, 1905, she was the daughter of Robert and Rose Ann (Reynolds) Brown. Her husband, William, died in 1980. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bernice) Crawford of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Helen Worley of Lincoln Park, Mich., Patricia Hayes, Mrs. Waugh and Mrs. Dean (Carol) Ramer of Kendallville; 3 sons, George of Gulnare, Ky., Denzil of Franklin, Ohio, and Millard of Middletown, Ohio; 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Arrangement are pending at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. + 4-28-1986
Waugh Lee, 51, formerly of the Albion area, died April 5 at his home in South Charleston, Ohio, where funeral and burial was held. Surviving are the widow, Leah; and his children, Betty, Helen, Willis and Donald of South Charleston; his mother, Sally of Albion; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Jaquay of Albion and Mrs. Bessie Lamiller of York Twp. + 4-?-1940
Waugh Sallie H, 80, Albion resident, died at the hospital in Kendallville Monday possibly as the result of having suffered a fractured leg about 3 weeks ago in a fall. She was the widow of Samuel D. Waugh, who died many years ago. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Eva Jaquay and Mrs. Bessie Lamiller of Jefferson Twp; one brother, Levi Gay; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Sharp, both of Mannington, W. Va.; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral this afternoon at Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1941
Waugh William, 83, Johnson’s Trailer Court, died today in McCray Hospital. Born in Ky., July 2, 1898, he was the son of George and Martha (Lucas) Waugh. He married Goldie Brown. Surviving are his wife; 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Berniece) Crawford of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Mrs. Jack (Helen) Kenske of Lincoln Park, Mich., Mrs. Pat Hayes, Mrs. Dean (Carol) Ramer and Mrs. Kenneth (Imogene) Bolen, Kendallville; 3 sons, George of Ky., Denzil and Millard of Middletown, Ohio; 2 sisters; 3 brothers; 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending at Hall Brothers Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. + 8-?-1980
Wayer Genevie Dorothy Hossinger, 68, of 1206 S. State St., Kendallville, died today at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville Aug. 27, 1916, she was the daughter of Herman and Cleo (Crooks) Muesing. In 1968 she married Phillip Wayer. She lived most of her life in Kendallville but for a time lived in Indian River, Mich. before returning to Kendallville in 1983. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Danenne Boyce of Kendallville; a son, Dick Hossinger of Ashley; 2 stepdaughters, Phyllis McKee of St. Louis, Mo., and Carol Hemsoth of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Phillip Wayer of Springfield, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-29-1985

Noble Notes: Babies are such a nice way to start people.