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Worden Anna Loretta, about 90, a former resident of this community, died Feb. 12, 1956 in Edmore, Mich., where she had lived a number of years. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1956
Worden Blanche, about 84, a native of Albion, died in South Bend where she had resided the past 53 years. She was born May 8, 1884 and was married Sept. 20, 1903 to Edwin F. Worden who died in 1964. She is survived by one son, Norris E. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Walter J. Lewis of South Bend; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral last Saturday in South Bend. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1968
Worden Edwin F, 84, a resident of South Bend, died Feb. 23, 1965 in St. Maryís Hospital, North Palm Beach, Fla. He was a native of Albion and the oldest living graduate of Albion High School. He was a retired employee of the Studebaker Co. He and his wife, Blanche, were spending the winter in Fla. Surviving are his wife; a son, Norris of Palm Beach Garden, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Walter J. Lewis of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Grace Engle of Englewood, Fla.; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1965
Worden Erwin G, 79, died at his home in Anderson, Ind. on Aug. 27 from a heart attack. He was born on Dec. 6, 1866 in Albion where he resided until 1900 when he moved to Anderson, Ind., where he resided until the time of his death. He was a talented musician, starting his career at the age of 16 and has played in bands in both Albion and Anderson. His funeral was held from the Chapel of the Nuckels Funeral Home, Anderson, followed by a prayer at the grave in Albion. He was laid to rest in the family plot alongside his wife, Della, who died Aug. 12, 1897. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Tom Burns, Edmore, Mich., and his sister, Anna. + 9-?-1945
Worden George, 75, died at the home of his brother, E. G. of Anderson, Ind. He was for many years a resident of Albion and for more than 21 years was employed by J. D. Berger in his hardware store. The remains were brought to Albion and interred in the Rose Hill Cemetery Saturday. + 2-?-1930
Worden Leonard B, 52, proprietor of the Worden House, died Thursday afternoon. It seems he had been unwell for several days with acute inflammation of the kidneys, but was up and about the house the day previous, but unable to attend to business. His attending physician, Dr. C. M. Prickett, had prescribed morphine to be administered every three house, but after taking one dose the patient was compelled to vomit, and those attending upon him, supposing that the drug had been ejected from his stomach, gave him another dose. In this way three doses, we believe, were administered. Instead of being ejected from the stomach, it seems that the medicine had been absorbed into his system and the patient succumbed to the influence of the drug and never recovered, but died at 2 p.m.  He leaves an aged mother, a wife, and five children, all of whom, with the exception of his son George in Syracuse, reside in Noble County. Before moving to Noble County he had resided in LaGrange County, where he was a member in good standing of a lodge of F. & A. M. He was a member of the North Star Lodge IOOF of Albion.  Burial, Albion Cemetery. Unknown Albion newspaper  5-1-1879 Contributed by Judy Richter
Worden Lorette, nee Wild, was born in Franklin County, Mass. Feb. 20, 1800, and died at Albion, April 5, 1885, being over 85 years old. March 17, 1819 she married Leonard G. Worden in Livingston County, N.Y.; and in 1852 they moved to LaGrange, Ind. where he died in 1856. Soon after his death his widow came to Albion and purchased the hotel since known as the "Worden House." She had lived in Albion since that time and was the mother of 11 children, 8 of whom died before her. The surviving children, all daughters, were Mrs. Stone, Mrs. McElfatrick and Mrs. Boardman. One resides in Ky. and the other two in Kansas. For the past several years she has lived with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Maria Worden, widow of L. G. Worden who died in Albion in 1879. She was born and raised a Presbyterian. + 4-5-1885 ^ No date
Worden William E, 82, formerly county treasurer and druggist of Albion, died last Tuesday in the Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. Born Dec. 3, 1852 in New York, at the age of 6 he came with his parents to Albion, where later he was engaged in the drug business for 21 years. About 30 years ago he moved to Grand Rapids where he has since made his home. His first wife, Katherine Mathews, died in 1903. In 1906 he married Mrs. Louise Waters of Grand Rapids, who with 3 sons and a daughter, all of the first marriage, survive. They are Leonard D. of Hollywood, Cal., Vernon W. of Long Beach, Cal., Edwin F. of South Bend, and Mrs. Grace A. Engle of Lakeside, Conn. Six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral in Grand Rapids Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1935
Worden Zora died at the residence of his son, A. M. in this city Dec. 27, 1885. He was born at Rutland, Vermont July 21, 1799; moved to Sylvania, Ohio in 1835; to Blissfield, Mich. in 1844; and to Hillsdale County, Mich. in 1854. He came here with his son about 2 years ago. The death of his wife, Mrs. Sally Miles Worden, took place in 1856. He leaves 2 sons. Two sons and one daughter died several years previous. His remains were taken to Reading, Mich. for interment on Monday. ^ 1-1-1886
Working Beulah B, 85, R. 1, Ligonier, died Friday in River Forest Nursing Home, Three Rivers, Mich. She was born Sept. 5, 1896 in Ligonier to Fremont and Hulda Damey. She married Keith Working on Oct. 21, 1916 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Her husband died in 1950. She spent her entire life in the Ligonier area. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and OES. Surviving are a son, Fred, Sheridan, Wyo.; one daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Pendill, Union, Mich.; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-18-1981
Workman Agatha Lavon, 73, 811 E. Hazel St., Albion, died May 18, 1987 at McCray Hospital. She was born in Whitley County to David and Rosa McCoy Richards and March 7, 1931 married Jesse Workman in Columbia City. He died Dec. 31, 1985. They first lived in Churubusco and in 1957 moved to Albion where they operated the East Side Grocery on E. Hazel St. Surviving are a daughter, Madaline Shidler of Albion; 2 sons, Francis (Sonny) of Columbia City, and Jack of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Bertha Tulley of Churubusco, and Mrs. Phillip (Inabelle) Pippenger, R. 2, Albion. Services at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, Thursday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 5-18-1987
Workman Arcille Fiandt, 77, of Kendallville, died Nov. 3, 2008 at her residence. She was a surgical technician at McCray Hospital, retiring in Sept. 1987. She was a 1949 graduate of Kendallville High School and a member of the First Church of God in Kendallville. She was born in Hillsdale County, Mich. on May 26, 1931 to George and Constance (Browand) Hampshire. She married Ferman Fiandt Jr. on June 5,1949. He died March 25, 1992. She married George Workman on April 14, 2000. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Jim Ebert of Kendallville and Lori and Steve Smurr of Avilla; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Vicky Fiandt of Sylvan Lake, and Todd and Vickie Fiandt of Garrett; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 stepchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, R. D. and Jane Hampshire of Rome City; and a sister, Sandra Campbell of Alma, Mich. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-4-2008
Workman Carl L, 93, died April 5, 2007 at Kendallville Manor nursing home. He was born April 1, 1914 in Auburn to Wilbert and Emma (Michael) Workman. He married Esther Cramer on Oct. 6, 1938 in Auburn. She died March 26, 1994. He and Ralph Housholder had owned the Avilla Feed Mills, Inc. for many years. He had served on the Avilla town board and fire department. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and Avilla Lions Club. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Becky Workman of Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Bob Allread of Blackman Lake; 4 grandchildren, Brenda Kaiser, Kent Allread, Bradley Workman and Renae Helmkamp; and 7 great-grandchildren, Luke and Mark Kaiser, Zachary and Benjamin Allread, Ella and Reese Workman and Sadie Helmkamp. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Kenneth and Merle. Services Monday at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 4-6-2007
Workman Chad Quincy, four-and-a-half-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Workman of Churubusco, died at home Dec. 12. He had been ill since birth with bronchial pulmonary disease. He was born July 24, 1978 to Jack A. and Vickie Emberlin Workman at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents; four brothers, Jack Allen, Lee, Tony and Jade; one sister, Julie, all at home; his grandparents, Dallas Emberlin of Bluffton, Mrs. and Mrs. Jesse Workman of Albion; his great-grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Spencer of Fort Wayne. Services at Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel, of which his father is owner-operator, Dec. 15. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 12-14-1978 + 12-?-1978
Workman Darl L, 54, (b.8-16-1902) died Nov. 11, 1956 at the Irvin Nursing Home in Columbia City. He was a former resident of this community where he had followed the profession of carpentering. Surviving are a son, Lawrence in Calif.; a daughter, Jeanne of Livonia, Mich.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Workman of Albion; 5 sisters, Mrs. Glen Keller and Mrs. Russell Foster of Albion, Mrs. William Brown of Indianapolis, Mrs. Tom Smith of Great Bend, Kansas, and Mrs. Paul Clifford of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 2 brothers, Verle of Holly, Mich., and John of Indianapolis. Services Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1956
Workman Dora V, 79, died Friday in her home. She was born September 13, 1919 in Jackson, Mich. to Clyde and Leatha (Bherns) Coleman. On January 14, 1949 in Kendallville she married George Workman, who survives. She retired in 1976 as the restaurant manager at the former Central Drug Store in Kendallville. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Kendallville, and a past member of the Kendallville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving also are 2 daughters, Mrs. Clint (Patricia) Bherns and Alice Grey of Kendallville; a son, Michael of Kendallville; a sister, Juanita Harner of Jackson, Mich.; a brother, Richard Emerson of Mayben, N.C.; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one great-granddaughter. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 3-5-1999
Workman Dorothy A, 78, died May 14, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 29, in Noble County to Clarence and Maude (Thompson) Keister. She married John F. Workman on May 26, 1961. He died July 26, 1999. Surviving are a son, David L. Smith of Albion; a daughter, Julia A. Hazelton of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Eloise Miller of Albion, Pat and Frank Iddings of Albion and Betty Schlotter of Alex, Okla.; 4 brothers, Vance and Ardith and Loren and Karen Keister of Albion, Clarence and Cathy Keister of Joliet, Ill., and Andrew and Beverly Keister of Ithaca, N.Y.; and 5 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-16-2007
Workman Eliza, 87, native of Noble County and resident of Auburn 38 years, died Dec. 3 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Reynolds, Auburn, from complications incident to senility. She was born Nov. 7, 1853 in Noble County and was married to Isaac Workman who died Nov. 17, 1917. Surviving are 3 sons, Wilbert of near Auburn, Marion of Columbia City, and Grover of Kentland; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dora Anspaugh, Columbia City, and Mrs. Reynolds; and one brother, Henry Kutcher, Albion. Funeral Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Auburn. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 12-?-1940
Workman Emma E, 74, died Sunday in her home at the east edge of Garrett of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born May 31, 1884 at Flora and had been a resident of Garrett since 1945. Surviving are the husband, Wilbert Workman; three sons, Carl, Avilla, and Kenneth and Merle, Garrett; three brothers Elmer and Richard Michael, Flora, and William Michael, South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Grover Workman, Rome City, Mrs. Milton Barkley, Mrs. Howard Martin and Miss Addie Michael, all of Flora; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Flora. Funeral at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett Tuesday. Burial Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-22-1959
Workman Ernest Knight, 9-weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Workman of Kendallville, was found dead in bed Saturday, a victim of suffocation when he became entangled in the bed clothes. Funeral was held from A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 11-?-1936
Workman Esther M, 74, of Avilla, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Green Twp in Noble County on August 2, 1919 to James and Ella (Weimer) Cramer. She married Carl Workman on October 6, 1938 in Auburn. He survives. A lifetime Avilla resident, she retired in 1976 after 13 years as a cafeteria worker at Avilla School. She was a charter member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Surviving also are a daughter, Sandra Allread of Blackman Lake, rural Wolcottville; a son, Steve of Avilla; a sister, Ruth Freeman of Kendallville; a brother, Dean Cramer of Mountain Home, Ark.; 4 grandchildren, Brenda Kaiser, Kent Allread and Brad and Renae Workman; and 3 great-grandsons. Funeral Wednesday in Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 3-26-1994
Workman Eunice, 71, died Friday at her home on Green Twp. She was a native of Noble County, born March 26, 1857, the daughter of Charles and Alma Weeks. In 1873 she married Joseph Workman, and they had one son, Ransom of Green Twp. A brother, Thomas of Green Twp, and a sister, Mrs. George Wright of Albion also survive. Funeral Monday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Sanford Cemetery. ~ 9-13-1928
Workman Fannie M, about 80, (b.1-7-1880) a lifelong resident of this community, died May 28, 1958 at the McCray Hospital. She was a native of Noble County. She is survived by her husband, Sam; 5 daughters, Mrs. Glen Keller of Albion, Mrs. Russell Foster of Albion, Mrs. Paul Clifford of Midway City, Calif., Mrs. William Brown of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Tommy Smith of Great Bend, Kansas; 2 sons, John of Indianapolis, and Verle of Chesaning, Mich.; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1958
Workman Francis E "Sonny", 62, of Columbia City, died Thursday in his residence. He was born January 23, 1935 in Churubusco to Jesse and Agatha Lavon (Richards) Workman. A self-employed carpenter, he was associated with Churubusco Woodworking and ran his own business, S&S Carpentry, until retiring in 1990. He had spent his lifetime in the Churubusco and Columbia City areas. Surviving are 2 sons, John of Tri-Lakes, and J. C. of Churubusco; a daughter, Joy Church of Omaha, Neb.; 7 grandchildren; a brother, Jack of Albion; and a sister, Madaline Diehm of Albion. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, St. Matthews Cemetery, Columbia City. + 4-3-1997
Workman Glenda Joyce, (b.4-20-1948 - d.8-8-1952) four-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Workman of Route 2, died Friday in McCray Hospital. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, a brother and the grandparents. Services were Monday in the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-14-1952 + 8-?-1952
Workman Helen N, 85, died Nov. 5, 2007 at Northern Lakes Rehabilitation Center in Angola. A homemaker, she was born July 16, 1922 in Garrett to Elza and Carrie (Haynes) Jordan. She married Merle Workman on Sept. 16, 1939 in Garrett. He died Sept. 29, 1999. Surviving are 2 sons, Larry and Rick of Angola; 3 daughters, Nancy Delucenay of Pleasant Lake, Sharon Goffnett of Ithaca, Mich., and Connie Kellogg of Battle Creek, Mich.; 5 brothers, Robert, Donald and Franklin Jordan of Garrett, Elza Jordan Jr. of Helmer and Dallas Jordan of Auburn; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Loyal Jordan. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 11-6-2007
Workman Ira, 62, died Friday at the home of his son, Howard, near Avilla. Surviving are the son; a daughter, Jeanette of South Whitley; a brother, John of South Whitley; 2 sisters, Mrs. Triella Baer of Goshen and Mrs. Alberta Fox of Scottsville, Mich. Funeral Sunday at South Whitley Church of the Brethren. Burial, South Whitley. + 7-?-1938
Workman Jesse H, 76, died Jan. 3 at his residence in Albion. He was born July 31, 1909 in Whitley County, the son of George E. and Eva (Ramsey) Workman. He married Lavon Richards March 7, 1931. He had resided at Blue Lake before moving to Albion in 1955 where he operated the East Side Grocery for 17 years. Prior to that he had worked for the old Sonday Funeral Home, now Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco, and Bowser Pump Co. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Madaline) Shidler, Albion; two sons, Sonny, R. 4, Columbia City, and Jack of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Mapes of Elkhart; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-9-1986 + 1-3-1986
Workman John F, 72, of Albion, died Monday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 14, 1927 in Goshen to Lewis and Lillian Workman. On May 26, 1916 in Warsaw he married Dorothy A. Keister. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Terry of Orlando, Fla.; a stepson; a stepdaughter; a sister, Marie Fisher of Warsaw; and 11 grandchildren. A son, Robert J., died April 27. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-26-1999
Workman Leslie D, about 58, died April 8, 1965 in South Bend. He was a former police officer and fireman at Kendallville before moving to Edwardsburg, Mich. 11 years ago. He is survived by 2 brothers, Jesse of Albion and Verlin of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles Gilbert of Churubusco, Mrs. Mildred Fitzpatrick of Burr Oak, Mich., and Mrs. George Mapes of Elkhart; and 2 half-brothers, Leo Kemery of Edwardsburg with whom he made his home, and Leonard Smith of Kendallville. Funeral Monday in an Edwardsburg funeral home. Burial, Osceola. + 4-?-1965
Workman Lillian A, 89, formerly of Columbia City, died Dec. 30, 2007 at Grace Village Retirement Center, Winona Lake. She was born Sep. 11, 1918 in Elkhart, the daughter of Floyd and Lillian (Hall) Rhodes. She graduated from Riley High School in South Bend in 1936. She married Wilbur Workman on April 10, 1938 in South Bend. She assisted her husband in the ministry and was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Ted (Janet) Workman of New Haven, Daniel (Mignon) Workman of Franklin, and Thomas of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Janice (Ronald) Conrad of Troy, Oh.; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and 2 sisters, Katherine Lynn and Rhoda Crosby. Funeral at Columbia City United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Albion New Era 1-9-2008
Workman Marvin H, 41, died at Irene Byron Sanatorium Thursday. He lived in the Albion area most of his life. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Workman of Albion; 3 brother, Leonard of Kendallville, Verle of LaPorte and John of Camp Shelby, Miss.; and 6 sisters, Eva of Kendallville, Betty of Sturgis, Mich., Freda of Kalamazoo, Mich., Ethel of Indianapolis, Virginia of Ligonier, and Joan at home. Funeral at Miser Funeral Home in Albion Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1942
Workman Merle W, 83, Angola, died Sept. 29, 1999 at his winter home in Zephyr Hills, Fla. He was an Angola resident and a former resident of Garrett. He was a self-employed building contractor and a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born Dec. 19, 1916 in DeKalb County to Wilbert and Emma (Michael) Workman. On Sept. 16, 1939 in Garrett he married Helen Jordan. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Larry of Angola and Rick of LaGrange; 3 daughters, Nancy DeLucenay of Pleasant Lake, Sharon Goffnett of Ithaca, Mich., and Connie Kellogg of Battle Creek, Mich.; a brother, Carl of Avilla; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth. Funeral at the funeral home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1999
Workman Samuel, about 94, died April 19, 1965 at the Maple Hill Nursing Home at Columbia City. A native and lifetime resident of Noble County, he was born Nov. 7, 1870. His wife, Fannie, died in 1958, and 3 children have preceded him in death. He is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Glen Keller of Albion with whom he had recently made his home, Mrs. Russell Foster of Albion, Mrs. William Brown of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Paul Clifford of Midway City, Calif., and Mrs. Thomas Smith of Great Bend, Kansas; 2 sons, Verle of Lansing, Mich., and John of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Kate Weeks of Avilla; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1965
Workman Verlin C "Shorty", 78, of 204 Lisle St., died Monday in McCray Hospital. Born in Churubusco on March 2, 1902, he was the son of George C. and Eva (Ramsey) Workman. On April 4, 1925 in Albion, he married Mary Ellen Wert. He had lived in Kendallville 60 years, having moved from Churubusco, and had been a maintenance man at McCray Refrigerator for 44 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Modern Woodmen and the McCray 20-Year Club. Surviving are his wife; a son, George E., 455 Lake St.; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Mapes, Elkhart; 2 brothers, Jesse, Albion, and Leo Kemery, Elkhart; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1980
Workman Wilbert C, 85, died Sunday at the home of a son, Merle, 1406 South Road, Garrett, of complications. Born in Hastings, Nebraska on February 1, 1883, the son of Isaac and Eliza Workman, he had lived in this community most of his life. He was a retired farmer and had been a janitor at the Garrett High School for eight years. He was married March 4, 1913 in Delphi, Ind. to Emma E. Michael, who died January 18, 1959. Surviving are three sons, Merle and Kenneth of Garrett and Carl of Avilla; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 6-13-1968
Worley Elizabeth, 91, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Curry, in Elkhart last Sunday from general senility. She is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters. She was the mother of the late Mrs. Catherine Wolfe and the grandmother of Lewis Wolfe, near Loon Lake, this county. She was a resident of Noble County for a number of years. The obsequies were held at Ormas Baptist Church Tuesday. Burial, Ormas Cemetery. + 5-?-1916
Worman Carol Ann, 42, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to Carl and Betty Lou Worman. They survive in Fort Wayne. A lifetime Fort Wayne resident, she was a unit clerk for St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving also are 3 daughters, Elizabeth M., Annie M., and Amy S. Worman of Fort Wayne; 6 sisters, Paula J. and Gloria J. Worman, Vickie L. Malott and April M. Baker of Fort Wayne, Brenda L. Weaver of Hicksville, Ohio, and Sara S. Lowery of Wolcottville; a half-sister, Linda Beard of Fort Wayne; a half-brother, James A. Worman of Bryan, Ohio; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral today in C. M. Sloan & Son Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 2-18-1993
Worman Daniel was born in Columbiana County, O., Sept. 6, 1846; died May 26, 1899, aged 52 years 8 months and 20 days. He settled in 1854. ^ 6-9-1899
Worman David, 87, farmer residing east of Avilla, died at his home Thursday from complications incident to senility. He is survived by the widow and one son, Fred, of Dayton, O. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 5-?-1935
Worman David J, son of William and Catharine Worman, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio March 8, 1851. He died September 20, 1899, aged 48 years 6 months and 12 days. He came with his parents to Noble County in May 1855, where he has continued to reside until his death. He married Ellen D. Williams June 18, 1874. They had 3 sons and one daughter. His father, one brother and one son preceded him in death. Surviving are a wife, one daughter, 2 sons, his mother and 2 brothers. * 1899
Worman Ella, 70, died Sunday at the home of her son, Harry, where she had made her home since the death of her husband. Death came after an illness of several months, from diabetes. She was practically a life-long resident of this community. Surviving relatives include two sons, Harry of Avilla and Leroy of Bluffton. A half-sister, Mrs. Fred Butz of Kendallville, also survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home. Interment, Bethlehem Cemetery. The daughter of Frank and Hannah Williams, she was born May 14, 1856 in Noble County. In the country home where she was born, she grew to womanhood. On June 18, 1874 she was married David G. Worman. They had four children. Her husband died September 20, 1899. She was married to Simon A. Worman April 15, 1906. He died March 10, 1928. Early in her life she became a member of the Presbyterian Church. She died November 18, 1928, at her home near Avilla. She leaves her stepmother; two sons, Harry of Avilla and Lloyd of Bluffton; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. I. J. Swinehart of South Whitley, Ind., Mrs. F. Butts of Kendallville and Mrs. A. W. Slagle of Kendallville; one brother, Don Williams of Toledo, Ohio. ~ 11-?-1928 + 11-?-1928
Worman Ethel, 82, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born Sept. 4, 1898 in Portland, the daughter of John and Pearl (Blount) Farber. In 1915 she married Floyd Worman, who died June 18, 1959. Survivors are a son, Donald of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Worman Harry, 69, died Friday in the Sacred Heart Hospital. He was born June 28, 1888, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Worman on the farm west of Swan in Swan Twp. Mr. and Mrs. Worman were married in 1911 and resided in Bluffton until 1928 when they moved to the old home place where they made their home until three years ago when they left the farm and moved to their present location in Avilla. He served as trustee of Swan Twp two terms, was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, was a past master of the Masonic Lodge and past patron of Avilla Chapter No. 155 OES. Surviving are the widow, Carrie; a son, William of LaOtto; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Whonsetler, Avilla, and Mrs. Bonnie Ryan, LaOtto; a brother, Lloyd, Bluffton; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 7-18-1957
Worman Henry, 81, a resident of Garrett and a native of near Swan, died last Friday in Cameron Hospital, Angola. Born January 9, 1886, near Swan, he was the son of the late Henry and Augusta Worman. December 4, 1906, he married Lurl I. Dawson, who died March 9, 1960. He retired from the B&O Railroad in 1952 after 57 years of service. Surviving are three daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 5-18-1967
Worman Leah M, 57, died Wednesday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. She lived at R. 1, Churubusco and had been a resident of Blue Lake the past 12 years. She was a member of OES Chapter 155 in Avilla, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto and the TOPS Club in Churubusco. She was born in Swan Twp Oct. 27, 1918 to John and Grace (Bradley) Moore. She married William D. Worman in LaOtto in 1933. He survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John (Beverly) Noffze, Alexandria, and Mrs. Harry (Nancy) Traxler, LaOtto; one son, Richard, Grabill; one sister, Mrs. John Harlan, Albion; two brothers, Arthur and Reuel, both from Avilla; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services Jan. 10 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1976 + 1-?-1976
Worman Manza, wife of David Worman, died Jan. 21. Funeral at the Swan M. E. Church Jan. 23. John Beard of Indianapolis was called home to attend his sisterís funeral. ^ 1-25-1883
Worman Rachel (Mrs. Samuel) died last Wednesday. Funeral was Friday. ^ 4-14-1881
Worman Rennald J, 58, of St. Joe, died May 5, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born July 2, 1953, in Fort Wayne, he was an U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired in 2008 after 25+ years as a police officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department. He was a member of Promise Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Worman of St. Joe; children, Joe (Meg) Worman, Jeff (Waka) Worman, Eric (Kristen) Hite, Kevin Hite, Renee (Tony) Rekeweg, and Katrina Worman; 7 grandchildren; parents, Richard and Marna Jo Worman of Leo; twin brother, Dennis (Kathy) Worman; brother, Rex Worman; and sisters, Terry Jo (Rick) Lightfoot and Tammy (Bob) Brown. Funeral, Thursday at Promise Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Concordia Cemetery Gardens.  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 5-8-2012
Worman Samuel died Friday. He leaves 7 children, all men and women grown. ^ 4-21-1881
Worman William D, 73, of Blue Lake, Churubusco, died Oct. 22 in Woodview Health Care Center. He was born on May 12, 1915 in Bluffton, Ind. to Harry and Carrie (Dustman) Worman. He married Leah Moore in February 1933 in Swan Twp and she died in January 1976. He married Ruth Parrish on February 2, 1978. He was a general foreman at International Harvester, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Huntertown Masonic Lodge 689, a worthy patron of Avilla Eastern Star and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto. Surviving are his wife; a son, state senator Richard Worman of Leo; two daughters, Mrs. John (Beverly) Noffze, Alexandria, Ind., and Mrs. Harry (Nancy) Traxler of LaOtto; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Howard (Joan) Parker of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) Whonsetler of Avilla, and Mrs. Harold (Bonnie) Ryan of LaOtto; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 10-25-1988 + 10-22-1988
Worthington Nana was born June 6, 1890 and died Jan. 4, 1957. Services at William Funeral Home Jan. 7. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 1-4-1957
Wortinger Lucy, 61, R. 1, Ligonier, formerly of Goshen, died last Monday in her home following a fall down basement stairs earlier that morning at her daughterís home. Death was ruled as an apparent lung puncture from a broken rib. A native of LaGrange, she was born July 12, 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Maude Williams) Marchand. She was married Nov. 4, 1933 to Kirby L. Wortinger. He died Oct. 18, 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herman (Carol) Schieber, R. 1, Ligonier; 2 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dean Carlson, Goshen, and Mrs. Grace Wolf, LaGrange; and a brother, Ralph Marchand, Nappanee. Funeral Thursday in Reith-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen. Burial, New Paris Cemetery. + 2-?0-1980
Woten Raymond W, 18, was killed Saturday when an airborne car flipped over and landed on the car in which he was riding on County Road 750 W Ĺ mile east of here. The driver of the other car, Merline Issac, was being held today at Noble County jail on charges of driving under the influence. Other charges are pending. Woten was born Feb. 5, 1958 in Lima, Ohio to Tom and Mary (Routson) Woten. He had lived in the Ligonier area 6 months after moving there from Lima. He was employed as a construction worker. Survivors include his parents; 5 sisters, Mrs. Gary (Tammy) Gootee, Lima, and Candace, Tonya, Teresa and Cynthia of Ligonier; grandparents, Robert Routson, Troy, Ohio, and Mrs. Laura Thompson, Ligonier, Mrs. Gilbert Woten, Lima; and great-grandmother, Mrs. Vena Cole, Ligonier. Services Wednesday at Werker-Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-?-1976
Wouster Michael J II, 24, of Cromwell, died Sunday of injuries sustained in an auto-train accident near Warsaw. He apparently failed to see the Conrail train at CR 350N. Surviving are his parents, Barbara Gagen of Cromwell, and Michael J. Wouster of Peru; 3 sisters, Lee Ann Dixon, Cromwell, Dana Akers, Kemper, Ky., and Kelly Wouster at home; a brother, Charles Lucas, Pierceton; and grandparents, Doris Roeder, Orlando, Fla., David Oberlin, Calif., and Clara Wouster, Peru. Services Wednesday in Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. + 10-16-1988
Wray Daurcis, 11-year old daughter of William Wray of Kendallville, died Monday at Lakeside Hospital from injuries received in an auto crash near Lisbon on Oct. 24 which resulted in the death of her mother and Clarence Virgil Miller. Funeral yesterday from A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Mentone beside her motherís grave. + 11-?-1936
Wray William, 79, of R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Born March 20, 1900 in Kouts, he was the son of John and Alfretta (Jackson) Wray. He married Ruth Blue June 13, 1921 in Valparaiso. She died in 1935. He had lived in the Rome City area 50 years moving from Warsaw. He was a retired self-employed painter and a member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Morr of 719 W. Williams St., Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Griffin of Hebron; 7 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 daughters. Funeral Tuesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Wrigglesworth Musetta Seaburg, 68, died at her home in Walnut Creek, Calif. on March 18, according to a telegram received here by her sister, Mrs. S. B. Tucker. She was buried in Sunset Mausoleum, Berkeley, Calif. on March 22. + 3-18-1948
Wright - the 2-year old son of Charles Wright died last Saturday with lung fever. Funeral Sunday and burial in the cemetery north of Rome City. ^ 2-26-1886
Wright Agnes C, 87, of Kendallville, died Saturday in her residence. She was born in Berne on June 14, 1909 to Fred and Rozella (Beitler) Mettler. On May 12, 1937 in Berne she married C. Neil Wright. He died December 27, 1990. A Kendallville resident since moving from Berne in 1934, she retired as a registered nurse from McCray Hospital after 40 years of service. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Noble Chapter 122 OES, and the Associate Chapter of Sigma Beta Sorority. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Hostler of LaGrange; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Sprunger of Clearwater, Fla.; 5 grandchildren, Cheryl Stadtfeld, Mark Kern Andrew Hostler, Melissa Weldon, and Travis Hostler; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Kern, on June 18, 1989; and 2 sisters. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-31-1997
Wright Amelia was born in Seneca County, New York Jan. 11, 1816; removed to Charlestown, Clark County in 1825; thence to Granville, Ohio. She was married to James Wright, deceased, July 5, 1838, and in 1844 removed to Noble County. They had 2 sons and 5 daughters. Six are left. Disposing of their farm in 1878, they removed to Kendallville, and after the death of her husband, she returned to the old homestead. ^ 7-18-1890
Wright Anna L, 83, of Cromwell, died July 8, 1991 in Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born March 13, 1908 in Stanley, Wis. to Ernest and Ida (Fredrica) Baumgarten. On March 16, 1926 in Stanley, she married Clarence H. Wright, who died in 1984. She had moved from North Webster to Cromwell in 1931. She was a homemaker and member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. David (Mable) Stahly of Tipton, Mrs. Arthur (Norma) Buchanan of Ligonier, and Mrs. Theodore (Marilyn) Grindle of Warsaw; 2 sons, Norval of Marion and Donald of Drake, Colo.; a brother, Harold Baumgarten of Thorpe, Wis.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death. Services in Cromwell United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-8-1991
Wright Archie "Ted", 68, died Friday in a tractor accident on his farm located at R. 2, Churubusco. Surviving are his wife, Maude L.; three sons, Jimmie, Columbia City, Edward of Churubusco, and William of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Sylvia Driver, Fort Wayne; and three sisters, Pauline, Carrie, Stella Rhea and Opal Lower, all of Kendallville. Services Monday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1982
Wright Archie E, 93 of 523 Ogle St., died today at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1888 in Steuben County, the son of Richard E. and Rosabelle (Dillon) Wright. On July 28, 1911 in Angola, he married Cora Lieberenz, who died Oct. 26, 1963. He moved to Kendallville 71 years ago from Colorado and was a retired employee of Flint & Walling Mfg. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Olin (Opal) Lower of the Lutheran Home, Mrs. Keith (Pauline) Currie and Mrs. Raymond (Stella) Rhea, both of Kendallville; a son, Archie Theodore of Churubusco; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Two brothers, one sister, a half-brother and a grandchild preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1981
Wright Arthur, 48, resident of Cromwell, was drowned last Tuesday when he slipped and fell in one of the channels on the east side of Lake Wawasee about 4 miles west of Cromwell. He was born in Cromwell and lived there all of his life until last March when he moved with his family to the farm of his brother-in-law, William Crow, west of Cromwell. He had been engaged in trapping in addition to his work as a farmer and had a number of traps set in the new channel. He was operating the traps when he fell in the water. + 11-?-1925
Wright Bertha Helen, 84, of Millerís Merry Manor here died Thursday in LaGrange Hospital. She was formerly of 1900 S. Main S., Kendallville. Born Aug. 21, 1900 in Germany, she married Raymond A. Wright June 17, 1923 in Sturgis, Mich. Her fatherís name was John Zawadzke. Her motherís name is unavailable. Her husband died March 3, 1952. One daughter, Metta Wright; one sister, Freida Zawadzke; and one half-brother, John Zawadzke preceded her in death. She was a longtime member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Survivors include a daughter, Alice Goette of Essex Junction, Vt.; 5 sons, John, Clyde and Robert of Kendallville, Donald of Marion, and Jack of Baltimore, Md.; 2 half-sisters, Esther Zawadzke of Fort Wayne, and Martha Bodenhafer of Kendallville; one half-brother, Paul Zawadzke of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-8-1984
Wright C Neil, 82, of Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital following a heart attack. He was born in Kendallville August 4, 1908, the son of Charles E. and Elta I. (Meese) Wright. On May 12, 1937 in Berne he married Agnes C. Mettler, who survives. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he had worked 21 years for McCray Refrigerator and retired from Flint & Walling Mfg. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville Lodge No. 276 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and Noble County Past Masters Club. He was a Civil Defense First Aid director and a director and trustee of Kendallville Youth Center and trustee of Lake View Cemetery since 1964. He served on the Noble County Council for 4 years. Also surviving are a daughter, Jean E. Hostler of LaGrange; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann C. Kern in June 1989 and by a sister, Idress Liebing. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-27-1990
Wright Carol J, 45, died Aug. 23 at home. She was born in Garrett on October 2, 1952 to William and Evelyn (Meyer) Freeman and was the co-owner of St. James Restaurant, Avilla. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church, Pine Valley Country Club, and active with the Republican party. Surviving are her husband, Dennis L.; daughter, Christi L. Fisher of Fort Wayne; sons, Aaron M. Fisher and Chad V. Wright of Fort Wayne; mother Evelyn T. Freeman of Avilla; sister, Jeanne Carteaux of Columbus; and brothers, William, Thomas and Robert Freeman of Avilla. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Freeman and her father, William Freeman. Mass today at St. Vincent DePaul Church. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 8-27-1998 + 8-23-1998
Wright Charles died in York Twp. He was born in Mass. in 1820 and came to Noble County in 1836. Twice married, he leaves a widow and several children. + No date He was born in Franklin County, Mass. Jan. 11, 1820; came with his parents to Noble County in 1836 at the age of 16 and settled in York Twp. He died at his home in York Twp March 25, 1888. ^ 6-8-1888
Wright Clara A, 88, lifelong resident of the Cromwell community, died of complications Tuesday in a Waterford nursing home. Born Aug. 11, 1868 in Washington Twp, she was the daughter of Anderson and Harriet (Miller) Galloway. Her husband, Theodore, died about 10 years ago. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Ercell of near North Webster, and Clarence, Cromwell; one daughter, Mrs. Troy (Elma) DePoy, Mishawaka; 2 brothers, O. D., South Bend, and Dr. O. B., Columbus, Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Etta Wright, Auburn, and Mrs. Ora Hyndman, Cromwell; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1957
Wright Clarence H, 88, R. 1, Cromwell, was dead on arrival Friday at Goshen Hospital. He was born March 31, 1895 in Sparta Twp, a son of Theodore and Clara (Galloway) Wright. He was married March 16, 1926 in Stanley, Wis. to Anna Baumgarten. He was previously employed by Monsanto Corp. in Ligonier and was a retired farmer. He was a WW I Army veteran. He spent most of his life in this area. He was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and Sparta American Legion Post No. 421. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Norval, Marion, Ind., and Donald, Drake, Colo.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Mable) Stahly, Tipton, Ind., Mrs. Arthur (Norma) Buchanan, Ligonier, and Mrs. Theodore (Marilyn) Grindle, Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Elma DePoy, Frankfort, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Cromwell United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-16-1984
Wright Clyde L, 56, of 1900 S. Main St., Kendallville, died of a heart attack at his residence Saturday. He was born in Kendallville Feb. 12, 1928 to Raymond A. and Bertha (Zawadzke) Wright. A lifetime area resident, he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Alice) Goette, Essex Junction, Vt.; and 4 brothers, Donald L., Marion, John L. and Robert L., Kendallville, and Jack L., Baltimore, Md. A sister, Metta Lois Wright preceded him in death. Services today at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-29-1984
Wright Dan L, 36, R. 1, Albion, died Dec. 18, 1987 from injuries received in an accident on his farm on CR 500N in York Twp. He was thrown from a skidloader after it bumped into a conveyor. A lifelong resident of Noble County, he was born Sept. 11, 1951 to Ira and Hilda Scheurich Wright. Sept. 6, 1975 he married Margo Sieber. Survivors include his parents, his wife; a son, Wesley, and daughter, Sasha, at home; 3 sisters, Doris Smith of Kendallville, Nancy Hoffman of Wolcottville, and Rose Marie Wright of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Edward of Kendallville. Services at Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion, of which he was a member, Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-18-1987
Wright Delbert C, 57, R. 3, Columbia City, died Friday in the Whitley County Hospital. He had retired five years ago from Fruehauf Co., Fort Wayne, due to ill health. Born May 3, 1913 in Noble County, he was the son of Francis M. and Ella D. (Keister) Wright. He was married on Oct. 18, 1940, at Kimmell to Mary Jane Moore. He was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church and the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association. He and his family were residents of the Avilla community from 1946 through 1949. Surviving are his wife; one son, Duane, R. 3, Columbia City; two daughters, Mrs. Phil (Kaye) Fisher and Mrs. Carolyn Truman, Columbia City; six grandsons; and six sisters, Mrs. Delbert Martin, Columbia City, Mrs. George Foster, Kimmell, Mrs. Frances Gardner, Fort Wayne, Mrs. DíCarroll Brown, Cromwell, Mrs. Charles Yoder, Syracuse and Mrs. Bernard Wolk, Marshall, Mich. Funeral Monday at Smith Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-8-1971 + 4-?-1971
Wright Don, 60, Aurora, Colorado, died Dec. 27 of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Dot, and five children. He is the brother-in-law of Russell Tremaine and Francis Wolf and the son of Hazel Tremaine. ~ 1-1-1987
Wright Donald Lee, 61, R. 2, Kendallville, died Dec. 1 in VA Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born March 8, 1926 in Kendallville, the son of Raymond A. and Bertha (Zawadzke) Wright. He moved from Kendallville to Marion 20 years ago, where he was a maintenance man for a library. He was a WW II veteran. Surviving are three brothers, John L., Kendallville, Jack L., Baltimore, Md., and Robert L., of Montpelier. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-8-1987 + 12-1-1987
Wright Elizabeth F, wife of Christian Wright, 32 years 2 months and 11 days, died Dec. 21, 1874. She survived her husband 2 weeks and 2 days. She was a member of the Christian Church and leaves 4 orphan children. Albion New Era 1-7-1875
Wright Ella D, 83, Cromwell, died last Wednesday at Farris Nursing Home from a stroke of apoplexy. She had suffered a fracture of her hip in a fall 3 years ago. She was a native of Green Twp, and was born on Dec. 20, 1886, a daughter of Andrew and Isabelle (Pfaff) Keister. Her formative years were spent in the Merriam community. On Feb. 20, 1904 she married Melvin F. Wright. Their first home was on a farm in Sparta Twp. They later resided on a farm in Etna-Troy Twp and in the town of Etna. He died Nov. 18, 1973. Following his death she moved to Cromwell where she has since maintained her home. She was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Delbert C., R. 3, Loon Lake; 6 daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Irene) Martin, South Bend, Mrs. George (Evalene) Foster, Kimmell, Mrs. Francis (Ilah) Gardner, Fort Wayne, Mrs. DíCarroll (Nada) Brown, Cromwell, Mrs. Charles (Delma) Yoder, R. 2, Syracuse, Mrs. Bernard (Melva) Wolfe of Marshall, Mich.; 2 brothers, Tonda and Thurlo of rural Albion. Services Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. + 8-?-1970
Wright Etta F, 95, of Auburn, died Monday in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. Funeral was Wednesday. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gleta Wright, Fort Wayne; a son-in-law, Ernest C. Smith with whom she formerly resided in Auburn; 4 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was the widow of William R. Wright, who formerly operated a hardware in Cromwell, and she was a resident of Cromwell for many years. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1965
Wright Fern Valentine, 90, died today in Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born February 14, 1909 in Swan Twp, Noble County, to Francis E. and Anna Margaret (Miller) Truelove. She first married Alva Bainbridge, who preceded her in death. Her second husband, Hollis Wright, died in 1953. A resident of this area most of her life, she had worked for General Electric in Fort Wayne for 18 years and for McCray Hospital for 11 years. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and Kendallville Women of the Moose. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Terry Russell and Linda and Jim Tilghman of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gail and Pam Bainbridge of Auburn; a sister, Ethel Blue of Birmingham, Ala.; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Floyd, Everett and Bob Truelove; and a sister, Faye Stockberger. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-19-1999
Wright Forrest L, 75, a resident of York Twp, Albion, and Kendallville 69 years, died July 3 at his home in Kendallville of paralysis. He was recently remarried after the death of his first wife. The widow survives with 3 daughters and 2 sons from the former marriage. He was the son of Silas J. and Ellen Andrews Wright and moved to Albion in 1873, then to Kendallville in 1910. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 7-?-1942
Wright Glyndon L, 88, died Feb. 24, 2012, at Lutheran Life Villages. She was born April 29, 1923, in Swan, Noble County, the daughter of B. Harry & Glendis (Forker) Smith. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Judy Wright, and brothers Lauren Smith, Harold Smith and Gale Smith, and sisters, Thelma Svododa, Beverly Nichols, Arlene Longyear and Carole Halferty. She was member of Helmer United Methodist Church. She married Olin K. Wright on May 4, 1941, and he died on April 16, 1977. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Helmer for several years and was employed at Prairie Heights for 10 years. Survivors include 2 grandsons Brian and Dawn Belcher and Brad and Michelle Belcher; 3 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Colton and Madison Belcher; and a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Jim Bryant of Wolcottville. Services Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ^ 2-27-2012
Wright Helen, 80, of Highland Village, Texas, died January 9 in the Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton. She was born April 1, 1916 in Orange Twp, Noble County, to Roy and Ruth (Pancake) Gaby. On November 25, 1967 in El Paso, Texas, she married Matthew W. Wright. He survives. She was a homemaker and retired from American Airlines. Surviving also are a stepdaughter; a stepson; 2 sisters, Betty Whitaker of Canyon Lake, Calif., and Carol Rose of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Jack Gaby of Wawaka. Funeral January 11 in Denton with burial there in the IOOF Cemetery. + 1-9-1997
Wright Hilda M, 80, of R. 1, Albion, died Nov. 16, 1988 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 17, 1908, the daughter of Emanuel and Martha (Truelove) Scheurich. On Sept. 1, 1927 in Albion she married Ira Wright. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Howard (Doris) Smith of Kendallville, Mrs. Claude (Nancy) Hoffman of Wolcottville, and Rose Marie Wright of Fort Wayne; a son, Edward of Kendallville; a sister, Veulah DeCamp of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. One son, Dan; 2 brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Services Friday in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-15-1988
Wright Hollis, 44, former resident of Fort Wayne, died Sunday in Whitley County Hospital where he had been since November 6. He was a resident of Lake Twp, one mile north of Lake Everett at the time of death. He was a farmer. When he lived in Fort Wayne he worked in the Pennsylvania Railroad roundhouse. Survivors are the wife, Fern Truelove Wright; a son Thomas J. Wright; a daughter, Linda Lou Wright; two stepchildren, Jane and Gail Bainbridge, all at home; a brother, Forrest, Whitley County; and three sisters, Mrs. Walter Kumnaker of Huntington, Mrs. Charles Normand of New Bedford, Mass., and Mrs. Sylvester Foster of Columbia City. Services Tuesday in Columbia City. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-10-1953
Wright Hubert Allen, 45, who resided at Turkey Lake, R. 3, LaGrange, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville January 14, 1916, the son of John and Nellie Wright and had always resided in this area. Surviving are the widow, the former Helen Shull; a son; a daughter; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Belcher of Tallahassee, Fla. Services Tuesday with burial in Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-19-1961
Wright Idora, about 84, (b.12-6-1867) died Aug. 7, 1952 at her home northwest of Albion in York Twp. She was a member of the Albion Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, William; a son, Ira; and a daughter, Mary at home; 5 grandchildren; and a brother, William VanDorn of Jacksonville, Texas. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1952
Wright Ira, 91, died today at McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He had been a resident of Shepherd of the Hill nursing home for the past 6 1/2 years. He was born in Edgerton February 11, 1905 to Will and Idora (VanDoren) Wright. On September 1, 1926 in Albion, he married Hilda M. Scheurich, who died November 15, 1988. The lifetime Noble County resident was a retired farmer. He was a member of the state board of REMC, the Indiana State Fair Board, Noble County REMC, Noble County Farm Bureau Co-op, former president of the Noble County Fair Board and served on the Noble County 4-H Park extension committee, and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Doris Smith of Kendallville, Mrs. Claude (Nancy) Hoffman of Wolcottville and Rose Marie Wright of Fort Wayne; one son, Edward D. of Kendallville; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one son, Danny Lee, December 18, 1987, and one sister, Mary. Services Monday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-20-1996
Wright Iva Gene, 53, a former Rome City resident, died at her Connersville home Thursday. She was born July 30, 1916 in Rome City, the son of Asa and Alda (Lamp) Flint. She had lived in Connersville for the past 36 years after moving there from Rome City. Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Seslar, Fort Wayne; one son, Edward, Churubusco; 3 sisters, Mary Flint, Michigan City, Mrs. Dorothy Humphreys, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Evelyn Snapp, Columbia City; 3 brothers, Vern, Southbury, Conn., Chester, Whittier, Calif., Claude, Kendallville; 2 half-sisters, Miss Nova, Rome City, and Mrs. Anita Cook, West Lafayette; 2 half-brothers, Foster Flint, Fort Myers, Fla., and Carl Flint, Ligonier; her stepmother, Alta Flint, Rome City. Graveside services Sunday in Orange Cemetery. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Wright James was born in Bexhill, Sussex, England Feb. 1, 1815, and came to this country at the age of 18 (1833) and settled in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and from there to Jacktown, where he married Amelia Finch July 5, 1838, and in 1844 moved to Noble County, from whence he died, July 22, aged 66 years, 5 months and 21 days. He leaves his wife and 6 children. He united with the Methodist Protestant Church about 40 years ago. ^ 7-28-1881
Wright James T was born at Woolwich, Maine Aug. 15, 1841 and died 2 miles north of Kendallville at his home on Sept. 3, aged 50 years and 18 days. He was a member of the M. E. Church. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, father, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. ^ 9-25-1891
Wright James W, 91, died Tuesday at his home, 123 Sheridan St. A resident of Kendallville since 1898, he figured prominently in the progress and growth of the Noble County Fair. He served as a member of the city council for several terms and was township trustee before that. Pallbearers, all nephews, were Ronald and J. A. Jones, Orrin and Raymond Schaffer, John Wright and Squire Sherman. Funeral at his home yesterday. + 3-30-1936
Wright Joanna, 87, died in the home Sunday. A native of Pennsylvania, she had been at the Home about twelve years. Services were Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Home for Mrs. Joanna Wright, a Fort Wayne resident for many years. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. ~ 4-17-1952
Wright John B, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Green Twp, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Strouse in Green Twp last Monday from senility. He was born Nov. 8, 1833 and died Oct. 8, 1923 at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 10 days. He was married to Nancy Winebrenner who died 26 years ago. They had 2 boys and 3 girls, one son, George, having died several years ago. The children living are John C. of Colorado, Mrs. Sarah Huntsman of Arkansas, Mrs. Harry Clouse and Mrs. John Strouse of Green Twp. Funeral at Christian Chapel Wednesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1923
Wright Joseph D, 53, of Holiday Lakes, Garrett, was killed March 24 in a plane crash near Lilburn, Ga. He was founder and president of Wirco in Kendallville. He is survived by his widow, Delores; four sons, Dennis, Fort Wayne, Tom, Angola, Timothy, Fairland, and Patrick, Fort Dix, N.J.; his mother, Mrs. Glenda Wright, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Max, Parkersburg, W. Va. Services Monday at the E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, Covington Memorial Cemetery, Fort Wayne ~ 3-31-1977
Wright Keith, 31, of R. 1, Wawaka, was found dead Thursday apparently from a gunshot wound. Police are investigating. He was born in Marion March 29, 1957, the son of Thomas and Marjorie (Grossman) Sharon. He moved from Texas to Wawaka 10 years ago and has been employed for the past 7 years as a machinist at Kelsey-Hayes Inc., Elkhart. Surviving are his father at R. 1, Wawaka, and his mother, Marjorie Sharon, in Kendallville; 2 sisters, Deborah Moore, Kendallville, and Kim Wright, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Thomas W. Wright, Ligonier 2 half-sisters, Karen Reyse and Mona Wright of Tucson. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-22-1988
Wright Lucy H, 54, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elliot Matthews in Kendallville, April 4. She was born in Swan Twp, and had lived all her life in the county. Surviving are her sister and one brother, Oliver J. of Oak Creek, Colorado. + 4-?-1921
Wright Madaylon, 60, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital, Columbia City. Funeral was Wednesday at J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home, Columbia City. She was born Oct. 30, 1902 in Cromwell, the daughter of Arthur Wright and the now Mrs. Osborn G. Nesbitt of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by her father, a brother and one sister. + 11-?-1962
Wright Martha Rose, 42, ill since she was about 15 years old, died at her home in Columbia City Monday. She was born March 19, 1914 at Ligonier, the daughter of the late Arthur C. Wright and Orpha M. (Early) Wright Nesbitt of Columbia City. A native of Kosciusko County, she also resided for a while in Detroit, at Lake Wawasee and for the past ten years in Columbia City. She was a member of the Columbia City tabernacle. Surviving are her mother, the stepfather, Osborne Nesbitt of Columbia City; one brother, Olin of Ligonier; and a sister, Madaylon of Columbia City. Funeral Wednesday from DeMoney Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 5-?-1956
Wright Mary, 68, widow of the late Marion Wright of near Etna, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. Cress of Wolf Lake. She is also survived by a son, C. A. Wright, who conducts the general store at Etna, and a sister, Mrs. Shepler of Warsaw. Funeral Dec. 22 at Ormas Baptist Church, Burial, church cemetery. + 12-?-1924
Wright Mary (Lamiller), 78, wife of Forrest L. Wright, resident here 30 years, died Monday. A Whitley County native, she had lived in the Albion community for some time before moving here in 1910. She married Mr. Wright in 1890. She was a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene here. Surviving are the husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Walter Magill, Mrs. Edward Burger, and Mrs. Olen Swafford of this city; 2 sons, Atlee of Elkhart and Raymond of Coldwater, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery northwest of Albion. + 2-5-1941
Wright Mary A, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Arnold, was born in Seneca County, New York in 1821 and died in York Twp April 1881. She came to Noble County in 1837 and on Jan. 13, 1841 married Zenas Judson Wright. She was the mother of 9 children, all of whom are living. Her father died in 1858 and her mother in 1860, and father, mother and daughter sleep side by side in the Oak Grove Cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church. + 4-?-1881 > No date ^ 6-9-1881
Wright Mary Emma, 27, wife of Neil Wright, 116 High St., died at Lakeside Hospital Sunday from complications due to a degenerating fibroid tumor. She was the mother of a baby daughter born April 4, a week prior to her death. She was born Jan. 20, 1909, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy F. Carroll of South Bend. She graduated from Indiana University in 1931 and was a member of Phi Omega Pi Sorority. The couple was united in marriage June 8, 1935. Surviving with the husband and daughter, Ann, are the parents; 3 sisters and a brother, Mrs. Vaughn Spain, Catherine and Jean Carroll and Walter Carroll, all of South Bend. Services at the First Methodist Church in South Bend Tuesday. Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, South Bend. + 4-12-1936
Wright Mary Ethel was born Nov. 6, 1897 and died March 21, 1962. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, March 23. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1962
Wright Mary Jane, 52, was born Jan. 1, 1920, the daughter of Willard C. and Susanna (Fisher) Moore. She was a native of White Cloud, Mich., and moved with her parents to Wolf Lake where she graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the class of 1938. She was employed as a sales representative for Avon Products for more than eight years and was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church. She married Delbert C. Wright Oct. 18, 1940. They were former residents of Avilla, moving to Whitley County in 1948. The last eight years they resided at Loon Lake near Columbia City. She died Friday at Parkview Hospital. Mr. Wright preceded her in death April 2, 1971. Survivors include one son, Duane of R. 3, Columbia City; two daughters, Mrs. Phil (Kaye) Fischer of R. 9, Columbia City, and Carolyn Truman of Loon Lake, with whom she resided; six grandsons; two brothers, John C. of Kimmell and Robert H. of Albion; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Knight of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Eldon (Betty) Diehm and Mrs. Joe (Carol) Prickett, both of Avilla. Her parents and a sister, Mrs. Beulah Chaney, preceded her in death. Services July 23 at the Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 7-27-1972 + 7-?-1972
Wright Melvin, 64, died at his home 4 miles south of Cromwell Thursday. Funeral was Sunday at the Cromwell M. E. Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Survivors are the widow; 6 daughters; one son; one sister; 2 brothers and 5 grandchildren. + 11-?-1937
Wright Nancy died December 23, 1872 at the residence of her daughter near Albion, aged nearly 76. She was born in Oneida Co., N.Y. and when a small child removed to Jefferson County, N.Y. In 1816 she was married to David Tousley. In 1836 she, her husband and children moved to Ohio and in 1843 moved to Whitley Co., in this state. In 1855 her husband died and in 186? she was married to Deacon Zenas Wright of this county. He died in May 1870. Since that time she has resided alternately with her daughter, Mrs. Hardendorf, and her oldest son, Judge Hiram S. Tousley of Albion. She had no particular disease, but the care and labors of 76 years had done their work. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Albion New Era 1-2-1873
Wright Nancy, wife of John B. Wright, was born in Penn. in 1838; settled about 1842; died May 1897. + Clippings book
Wright Newton F was born in North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio, and died at his home in the Sylvan Lake Hotel in Rome City April 19. He was the third child of a family of 5 children. Only one is now living, Seymoure Wright of Muskegon, Mich. His parents were of Puritan descent. He was a member of an Ohio Lodge F&AM and Kendallville Lodge No. 109, Knights of Pythias. He married Mrs. Sadie Bushong whose maiden name was Nichols on July 5, 1894. He leaves a wife, 2 stepchildren and one brother. He had been for 2 years the proprietor of the Sylvan Lake Hotel. ^ 4-24-1896
Wright Orpha Maude, 48, wife of Rev. M. C. Wright, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died at her home, 227 S. State St., Sunday from paralysis. Funeral will be Tuesday at the church. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. She was the daughter of Rev. Lewis and Sarah Ella Smith, born in Bringhurst, Ind. in a Methodist parsonage April 17, 1884. She was descended from Lewis Kendall, a relative of Amos Kendall, former postmaster general from whom this city derived its name. Nov. 30, 1911 she married Rev. M.C. Wright. She was an accomplished concert vocalist. She was the mother of 5 children, the youngest having died at birth. The living children are Margaret, Elmira, Dorothy Ellen, Manfred, Gilson and Carolyn Jane. A brother, W. M. Smith, Seattle, Wash. also survives. Her youngest brother, P. T. Smith, professor in Purdue, died 5 years ago. + 7-24-1932
Wright Peter R died Jan. 17 at his home in Coldwater, Mich. Surviving are his wife, Hazel (Melser); 9 children; 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Wright lived in Cromwell many years ago, having left here about 1905. She was raised by the late Fred Airgood family. Funeral at Fairview Church in Servia, Ind. Jan. 19. + 1-17-1951
Wright Raymond A, 55, life-time Noble County resident, died Monday in the McCray Hospital. He was born in Sparta Twp December 7, 1896, a son of F. L. and Mary Lamiller Wright. Surviving besides the widow are five sons and two daughters, Donald , Robert, Jack and John, all of Kendallville; and Clyde with the Armed Forces in Korea, Metta Lois Wright and Alice L. Wright both of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Eileen Swafford, Mrs. Ed Burger and Mrs. Maude Magill all of Kendallville; and one brother, Atlee Wright of Elkhart. Services Friday at the funeral home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-6-1952
Wright Robert L, 70, died March 26, 2002 at home. He worked for General Electric in Fort Wayne and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Tri-State University in Angola with a chemical engineering degree. He was born in Elkhart on Oct. 27, 1931 to Raymond and Bertha (Zawadzke) Wright. Surviving are 2 brothers, John of Kendallville and Jack of Columbia, Md. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lois Wright and Alice Goette; and 2 brothers, Clyde and Don. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-28-2002
Wright Roger, 40, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Aurora, Colo. He was the nephew of Frances Wolf and Russell Tremaine, both Avilla. Other survivors include his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Heather; and his mother, Dorothy; two brothers and two sisters; and a grandmother, Hazel Tremaine of Englewood, Colo. ~ 2-26-1987
Wright Stanley A, 59, died Monday at his residence in Fort Wayne. Funeral was today from C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. He suffered a heart attack. Survivors are the widow, Gletz; a daughter, Mrs. Bevins Clark, Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, Robert, Port Austin, Mich.; his mother, Mrs. Etta Wright, Cromwell; a sister, Mrs. Ernest Smith, Auburn; and 8 grandchildren. + 3-?-1954
Wright Theodore "Dora", 78, died Saturday in Mishawaka at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Troy DePoy. Surviving are the widow, Clara; the daughter, Alma DePoy; 2 sons, Ercel of near North Webster, and Clarence of Cromwell; 6 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. William N. Crow of Cromwell. Funeral Tuesday from Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1946
Wright William, about 83, (b. 10-8-1869) for many years closely identified with the dairy and cattle industry of this vicinity, died Sept. 24, 1953 at his home about 3 Ĺ miles northwest of Albion. He was born in Germantown, Ohio and at one time farmed in Illinois, but for the past 45 years had been a resident of this community. He and his son, Ira, operated their farm. It was formerly known as the Chambers Farm. His wife, Idora, preceded him in death. Surviving are the son, Ira; a daughter, Mary of Westville; a sister, Mrs. Lottie Altman of Dayton, Ohio; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1953
Wright William C, son of James and Amelia Wright, was born in Wayne Twp, May 3, 1848; died Dec. 27, 1918, age 70 years, 7 months and 24 days. May 14, 1876 he married Arvilla C. Hill of Noble County, who with their 3 children, John A. Wright, Mrs. E. H. Sherman and Mrs. Frank Baad of Kendallville survive; also one brother and 4 sisters, James W. Wright, Mrs. Sarah Shaffer, and Mrs. L. D. Whitford of Kendallville, and Mrs. Frances Browand of Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Margaret Weaver of Wakefield, Neb.; and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Maccabees and a member of the Methodist Protestant Church. + 1918
Wright William C, 91, of Fort Wayne, died July 18, 2010 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at St. John Bosco Church in Churubusco. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 7-20-2010
Wright Willis died at his home 2 miles north of Ligonier last Tuesday, aged 59 years, 6 months and 8 days. He is survived by a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Sanger Smith of Ligonier. Cause of demise was dropsy. Obsequies at the residence Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
Wright Zenas Judson was born in Franklin County, Massachusetts Nov. 12, 1817. His parents, Zenas and Nancy (Willis) Wright, soon after came over into New York where his youth was passed. The family came to Noble County in 1836 and settled in Section 2, York Twp. The father was a leading Baptist, a deacon of the church. Zenas J., in 1841, at the age of 24, married Mary Ann Arnold, and purchased 80 acres of land - west half of northwest quarter of section 11, and built his home directly south and within sight of the parental home. Subsequent purchases increased his farm to 280 acres. He was called to public service, 8 years as township trustee and many years as justice of the peace. His wife died in 1881, leaving 9 children; Silas J., William W., Zenas M., Isaac A., Adoniram J., Christa, Elsie J., Emma and Minnie. He died Oct. 28, 1896, aged 79 years, 11 months and 16 days. + Clippings book ^ 11-6-1896
Wrigley Jennie, about 86, died of a heart ailment Feb. 25, 1957 at the Whitley County Hospital. She was the widow of Judge Luke H. Wrigley who died about 10 years ago. Previous to her marriage, she had been court reporter for the Noble Whitley Circuit Court. She was a member of OES at Columbia City. Surviving are a stepson, Roy Wrigley of White Plains, New York, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1967 2-25-1957
Wrigley Luke H, attorney, was born in Richmond, Ind. on Dec. 30, 1856, and died at his home in Albion on June 21, 1946 at the age of 89 years. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin P. Wrigley of Richmond who were married in 1854. They had 2 sons, Roy F., who died at Santa Monica, Calif. in 1925, and Luke H. His father was killed accidentally at Houston, Texas, about Jan. 1, 1861. On Nov. 16, 1887 he married Lutie E. Prickett, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Prickett. On Aug. 18, 1891 they had one son, Roy F., who resides in White Plains, New York and is a member of the New York Bar. His wife died May 31, 1897 On June 10, he married Jane Menaugh. He is survived by his wife and his son. He studied law in Richmond and was admitted to the Bar of Wayne Circuit Court in March 1879. He located in Albion on June 21, 1881, where he has since resided. In 1908 he was elected judge of the 33rd judicial circuit consisting of Noble and Whitley Counties, a position he filled until 1920. + 6-?-1946
Wrigley Lutie P was born in Albion May 19, 1863 and died in Chicago May 31, 1897, aged 34 years and 12 days. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Prickett. Her father was buried May 31, 1886, just 11 years before her death. On Nov. 16, 1887 she married Luke H. Wrigley. They had one son, Roy, on Aug. 18, 1891. She leaves a husband, son and mother. Brief services at her residence on June 3. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-31-1897
Wrigley Sarah A (Finley) was born at Richmond, Ind. March 6, 1830, and died at Albion Feb. 19, 1920, being nearly 90 years of age. She spent all of her life in Richmond excepting about 18 months succeeding her marriage during which period she lived at New Castle, Ind. and in Albion from Sept. 21, 1917 until her death. She was married to Benjamin P. Wrigley in 1854 and they had 2 sons, both of whom are living, Roy F. of Pocatello, Idaho, and Luke H. of Albion. Her husband was killed accidentally at Houston, Texas about Jan. 1, 1861. She leaves also 2 grandsons, Charles, the son of Roy F., and Roy F., the son of Luke H. Wrigley. She was the eldest daughter of John Finley, author of The Hoosiers Nest and other poems of pioneer life, her father having been described by James Whitcomb Riley as the "truest poet of them all." She was a writer and the librarian of the public library at Richmond from 1864 until 1903. She was a member of the New Church, spoken of as the "Swedenborgian" church. + 2-?-1920
Wunderle Mary Eva, 98, of Kneipp Springs Health Spa died Sunday. Funeral will be today at Our Mother of Mercy Chapel, Kneipp Springs. She was born Feb. 8, 1873 in Germany and came to the United States in 1903. She was employed at the spa since 1905 as a housekeeper and for the past 40 years worked in the priestís dining room. The only survivors are nieces and nephews in Germany. Burial, Kneipp Springs Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Wurtsbaugh Annie Dilts, about 60, of South Bend, died in St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend Sept. 8, 1960. Born near Wawaka to David and Annie Sontchi on Sept. 21, 1900, she spent most of her youth near Wawaka. She was married to Lewis E. Dilts of Kendallville on Oct. 1, 1919. They resided most of their life in Jefferson Twp near Albion. They had 5 children. One son, Howard, died of a gunshot wound on June 9, 1935. Her husband died Sept. 15, 1945. She was married to Jacob R. Wurtsbaugh on Sept. 26, 1946. They moved to South Bend where they resided until her passing. She is survived by her husband; 2 sons, Russell and Woodward Dilts of South Bend; 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter Evers of Osceola, and Mrs. John Colver of Mishawaka; 4 stepsons, Clarence Wurtsbaugh of near LaGrange, Wilbur Wurtsbaugh of Mishawaka, Donald and Leroy Wurtsbaugh of Denver, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. William Andrews of Denver; 15 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bruce of Osceola, and Lawrence of Ludington, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Ewers of Phoenix, Ariz. Services Sept. 12 in the Apostolic Temple. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church. + 9-?-1960
Wyatt - a child of Mr. Wyatt died in Avilla Saturday. It was their first-born. ^ 9-12-1884
Wyatt Cora E, 89, died at the Sacred Heart Home Saturday. She was born Aug. 8, 1891 in Angola, the daughter of Cal and Catherine (Easterday) Lemaster. On Jan. 6, 1912 she married Dale E. Wyatt, who died Feb. 15, 1967. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and White Shrine. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1980
Wyatt James M, 44, died Wednesday at his home in Topeka of cancer. He was born June 27, 1948 in Kendallville, the son of Arthur and Bermuda (Vaughn) Wyatt. On April 19, 1974 he married Susie Schlabach in Ligonier. She survives. A lifetime resident of the area, he was employed by the Curto Foundry and was a member of American Legion Post 243 in Ligonier. Surviving also are his mother, Bermuda Blake of Ligonier; one daughter, Angie Wyatt, at home; 4 sons, Shane of Albion, Christopher, Matthew and James Robert, all at home; 3 brothers, Bertrand Berkey of Middlebury, Frances Earl Wilson of Ligonier and Ralph Wilson of Goshen; one sister, Beverly Berkey of Ligonier; 2 stepbrothers; one stepsister; and one grandchild. Services Monday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 12-23-1992
Wyatt Leslie C, infant son of W. A. and Joanna Wyatt, born Nov. 10, 1883, died at Avilla Sept. 6, 1884. Funeral at M.E. Church, Rome City. Rome City Clipper Sept. 9, 1884
Wyatt Pansy, infant daughter of J. L. and Anna Wyatt, died at LaOtto Aug. 2. ^ 8-17-1888
Wyatt Robert H, a Noble County area native who rose to prominence as the chief spokesman for Indiana school teachers over a period of 3 decades, died Wednesday at the age of 71. He was born in 1903 near LaOtto in Eel River Twp, Allen County. At age 16, with a LaOtto High School diploma and brief basic training, began teaching in a rural school for $800 a year. His 55-year career included numerous legal and legislative battles in trying to fulfill a goal he once described as assuring "that teaching should be the most respected profession of any in our society." He died in Methodist Hospital where he had been admitted for tests. + 7-?-1975
Wyatt Rosa (Thorp) was born in Kendallville 39 years ago, died in Huntertown March 28. She married Miles Wyatt March 1, 1882. She leaves a mother, 4 sisters, Ida Kane, Ashley, Hattie Shaffer, Corunna, Ettie Laning, Millgrove, and Charlotte Stanley of Hartford City; and 4 children, Bertha 16, Verne 13, Earle 9 and Grace 2. Her early life was spent in Kendallville. She was a member of the M. E. Church. She was a niece of J. L. Knight of this city. ^ 4-7-1899
Wyckoff Betty Jane, 87, died April 20, 2009 at Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. She was born in Hicksville, Ohio on June 6, 1921 to George and Della (Fribley) Finer. She graduated from Hicksville High School in 1939 and St. Joseph School of Nursing in Fort Wayne. She married Donald Wyckoff on Sept. 23, 1943 in Hicksville, Ohio. She was a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett and Hicksville Hospital and later was a child care provider. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 sons, Don and Cheryl Wyckoff and Jim Wyckoff of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Linda and Steve Herendeen of Kendallville and Jan and Steve Fuller of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter; 6 grandchildren and their spouses, Wade Wyckoff, Brent Dickson, Nicole Wyckoff, Kim Fuller, Megan Fuller, Georgia, Sara and Tony England and John and Laura (Bassett) Herendeen;3 great-grandchildren, Lorelei and Alexandra England and Holden Herendeen. She was preceded in death by her husband in Jan. 1969; and a brother, Frank Finzer. Funeral April 23 at First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 4-21-2009
Wyckoff Donald Raymond, 65, of 328 E. Albion St. died last Thursday at his residence. He was born May 10, 1903 in Shelby, Ohio, a son of George and Flora (Price) Wyckoff. He was married September 23, 1943 in the Hicksville Methodist parsonage to Betty Finzer. He was employed as a grocery salesman and was active as a harness horse driver. Survivors include the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Reade, Kendallville, Linda Jane and Janette Elaine, at home; three sons, George C., Houston, Texas, Donald Raymond Jr., service with the armed forces in Vietnam, and James David, at home; seven grandchildren; one brother, John "Ben" Wyckoff, Hicksville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Coppola, Stanford, Conn., and Mrs. Marie Krill, Hicksville. Two sisters preceded him in death. Services Monday in L.E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-6-1969
Wygant Estella (Walters) died Saturday at Marker Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was a lifetime resident of Albion and was born in Jefferson Twp. Only survivor is a cousin, Sherm Rimmel, Albion. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Church. + 4-?-1957
Wygant Samuel, a retired farmer, was born in Noble County, Sept. 20, 1862 and died at his home in Albion March 3, 1944, aged 81 years, 5 months and 13 days. He married Mrs. Mary Buchanan March 23, 1882, who died Feb. 1, 1926. They had 2 daughters, Blanche May and Bessie M. One died while an infant, and Bessie Nesbitt died in 1938. He married Estella Walters of Albion Feb. 25, 1927. He is survived by the wife; a half-brother, Delbert Knowels of Monroe, Mich.; a half-sister, Mrs. Maud Rider of Cedar Springs, Mich.; 5 grandsons, Delbert Nesbitt of Cromwell, Donald, Bert, Harold, Melvin (line missing) overseas; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sadie Steinbarger of near Wawaka; 2 great-grandchildren, David and Catherine Nesbitt of Cromwell. Services at Bonhamís March 5. Burial, Cosperville, Cemetery. + 3-?-1944
Wyland Charles N, first son of J.W. and Christina Wyland, was born in Green County, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1847, and died at his home here Aug. 24, 1923, aged 75 years, 8 months and 19 days. He came to Indiana with his parents when a lad of 3 years, and from early boyhood played his active part in transforming a swampy unsettled pioneer land into a land of fertile fields and prosperous towns and cities with schools and churches accessible by a network of good roads. On March 10, 1870 he married Mary Galloway, who died on Aug. 11, 1875. On Sept. 10, 1882 he married Emma Nevada Reed.   He leaves no children but in 1897 he and Emma took into their home, Grace Kunce, who made her home with them until she married Ray Jones, June 10, 1916. His death was a result of paralysis.  Ligonier Leader 9-5-1923 Contributed by Judy Richter
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(Ohlwine) was born in Green County, Ohio June 24, 1822; died Dec. 12, 1898, age 76 years 5 months and 18 days. Settled in 1850. ^ 6-9-1899
Wylde Ann (Swem) was born near Monmouth, N.J. in 1812; died at the home of her son, William Grant, Feb. 18, in her 80th year. She was married to Joseph R. Grant Dec. 31, 1829. They had 9 children, 6 of whom are living and 5 were present at the funeral. Mr. Grant died in April 1851. She married John Wylde March 10, 1861 and was again left a widow in June 1878. She was the third of a family of 11 children, all of whom are dead except 2 brothers, Rev. Asa Swem of Michigan. The other, a miller, lives in Montcalm County, Mich. She united with the M. E. Church in her 13th year. The church was 7 miles from her home but she walked that distance every Sabbath to and from church. Funeral was at the M. E. Church Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-26-1892
Wymer Charles Edward, 72, was born Feb. 21, 1902 in North Baltimore, Ohio to Charles Edwin and Ella (Broland) Wymer. He married Esther L. Aukerman July 16, 1923 in Findlay, Ohio. He was a retired truck driver for Publix Oil Corporation and attended Mitchell St. United Methodist Church and was a charter member of Loyal Order of the Moose. He died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Austin, Leo, Mrs. William (Shirley) Lobdell, Kendallville, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Easterday, Kendallville, and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Myers, Kirksville, Mo.; four sons, Charles B., Churubusco, Richard, Long Beach, Calif., Gary, Fort Wayne, and Dennis, Avilla; one brother, Howard, Findlay, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-4-1974 + 7-?-1944
Wymer Dennis D, 63, Kendallville, died Aug. 10, 2013, at Parkview Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville May 2, 1950, to Charles and Esther Lucille (Aukerman) Wymer. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1968 and served in the United States Naval reserves. He worked in Kendallville at the Business Service Co. years ago, Uniform Printing for 26 years and Courier Printing for 5 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1301 and American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville. Survivors include three sisters, Ruth Austin of Fort Wayne, Pat and Robert Easterday of Kendallville, and Nancy and Robert Myers of Cortland, Ohio; three brothers, Charles ďChuckĒ and Gloria Wymer of Churubusco, Richard and Sharon Wymer of Huntington, and Gary and Carol Wymer of Avilla. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Lobdell. Services will be Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. ^ 8-12-2013
Wymer Esther Lucille, 84, of Kendallville, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Deweyville, Ohio, October 18, 1906 to Wallace and Clara (Galt) Aukerman. On July 22, 1923 in Findlay, Ohio, she married Charles Edward Wymer, who died June 26, 1974. A homemaker, she was a charter member of Kendallville Women of the Moose and Area III Council on Aging. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Austin of Fort Wayne, Shirley Lobdell and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Easterday of Kendallville, and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Myers of Viroque, Wis.; 4 sons, Charles of Churubusco, Richard and Dennis of Kendallville, and Gary of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Florence Haddox of Findlay, Ohio, and Mrs. Luther (Betty) Weaver of Leipsic, Ohio; a brother, Clarence Aukerman of McComb, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services today in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1991
Wynkoop Bessie, 92, of Colon, Mich. died Friday at River Forest Nursing Home in Three Rivers, Mich. She was a former resident of Wolcottville, having lived there for 28 years before moving to Michigan 7 years ago. She was born Nov. 9, 1892 in Chicago to Zachariah and Emma (Egolf) Garrison in Columbia City (?). She was married to Frank Wynkoop on Oct. 8, 1912. He died in 1971. Five daughters survive, Madeline Sheean, Joye Madden, Lois Sullivan and Scharee Schwalm of Fort Wayne, and Mary Drake, Colon; two sons, Franklin, Lakeland, Fla., and Robert, Kimmell; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. One daughter, 3 sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services Monday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, South Park Cemetery, Columbia City. + 6-7-1985
Wynkoop Frank E , 83, R. 2, Wolcottville, died Feb. 24, at McCray Hospital, Kendallville. Funeral was Saturday at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, South Park Cemetery in Columbia City. A native of Columbia City, he had been a resident of Wolcottville for the past 21 years. He was a retired employee of General Electric in Fort Wayne and a member of its Quarter Century Club. Surviving are his wife, Bessie; six daughters, Mrs. Mary Drake of Colon, Mich., Mrs. Joye Madden, Mrs. Lois Sullivan, Mrs. Scharee Schwaim and Mrs. Madeline Scheean, all of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bette Garrison of Wolcottville; two sons, Franklin of Fort Wayne and Robert of Avilla; 32 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. ~ 3-4-1971
Wysong Addie May, about 82, died at her home east of Cosperville Jan. 2. She had lived in that community most of her life. Survivors include 4 sons, Charles of Wawaka, Kenneth of Ligonier, Donald of Fort Wayne, and Raido of Madison, Wis.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Carl Lower of South Bend, Mrs. Rollin Lower of Alhambra, Calif., and Mrs. John Funk of Fort Wayne; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a brother, George Emmitt of Glendale, Calif. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1955
Wysong Allen "Bud", 83, of Wolf Lake, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Parkview Hospital of Columbia City. Born September 26 in Noble County to Robert and Ruth Gandy Wysong, he was a 1937 graduate of Wolf Lake High School. December 28, 1946 he married H.Joann Bennett Wysong in Wolf Lake. He was a retired farmer, WW II Army veteran, life member of Wolf Lake VFW #4717, member of Albion American Legion Post #246, and was active with the Wolf Lake Booster Club and Wolf Lake Fire Department. Survivors include his wife of Wolf Lake; sons, Richard "Rick" of Cromwell and Robert "Bob" (Mary) of Cromwell; a sister, Mary Parkinson of Kimmell; a brother, Paul of Columbia City; a brother-in-law, Steve Bennett of Ligonier; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ann Parsons. Service Friday at Orr Funeral Home of Ligonier. Burial, Thorn Cemetery with military graveside rites. ^ 7-16-2003
Wysong Alvin E, 60, of R. 1, Kimmell died Wednesday in Arcadia, Fla. from an apparent heart attack. He was born Feb. 14, 1922 in Long Beach, Calif., the son of Charles and Lavon (Fulk) Wysong. In 1974 in Cromwell he married Judy Burnheimer. He had lived most of his life in the Wawaka and Wolf Lake area and was a retired lumber retailer and former owner of the Wolf Lake Lumber Co. Surviving are his wife; his mother at R. 1, Wawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Dawn) Edwards of Albion; 4 sons, Wayne and Rex of Wolf Lake, and Jerry and Jack of Vero Beach, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Judy Ruch of R. 1, Kimmell; 2 stepsons, Jeffre Clevenger of Huntington and John Frick of R. 1, Kimmell; 5 sisters, Mrs. Calvin (Helen) Knapp of Fort Myers, Fla., Mrs. Raymond (Mildred) Rose and Mrs. John (Vera) Rose of Wawaka, Mrs. Thad (Doris) Price of R. 1, Kimmell, and Mrs. Marvey (Beverly) Sponhauer of R. 1, Ligonier; 3 brothers, Charles "Bob" of Wawaka, Earl of Wolf Lake, and Max of R. 1, Kimmell; and 3 grandchildren. Services Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-29-1982
Wysong Andrew Charles, 4 days old, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents, Charles E. and Amy R. Mourfield; a sister, Ivy Mae at home; grandparents, Carol Mourfield of Columbia City, Melvin and Sandra Mourfield of Pendleton, Laird and Kathleen Wysong of Ligonier, and Neta and Jack Kellham of Elkhart; great-grandparents, Gertrude and Curtis Mourfield of Centreville, Lucille Wysong and Jan and Bob Lung of Ligonier; and a great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Stiles of Roswell, N.M. Services Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, South Park Cemetery, Columbia City. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 7-15-1999
Wysong Benjamin was born July 31, 1981 in Kendallville. See Linda Wysong.
Wysong Benjamin F was born in Elkhart County, Ind. March 11, 1864; died Oct. 19, 1926. At 10 years of age he moved to Albion, where he lived until 13 years ago when he moved to Fort Wayne. He has been associated with the Van Arnam Mfg. Co. for the past 10 years. He leaves a widow; one son, Leroy of Fort Wayne; a granddaughter; 4 sisters, Mrs. Greely Scarlett of Hicksville, Mrs. Neal Resler and Miss Jennie of near Albion, and Mrs. Frank Gregory of near Avilla. Funeral Friday at Burr Oak Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 10-?-1926
Wysong Bernice M, 84, died Nov. 19 in her Avilla residence. She was a longtime Avilla resident. She was born June 16, 1914 in Aurora, Ill. to William and Ella Mae (Lanka) Dittman. She married Charles Wysong on July 31, 1965 in Indianapolis. He died Feb. 25, 1993. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Dwight (Bev) Grate of Avilla, and Barbara DeWitt of Syracuse; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Edna Kucganski of Peoria, Ill. and Mildred (unknown) of Aurora; and a brother, William of Aurora. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-3-1998
Wysong Charles, 77, R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. Born Nov. 16, 1899 in Noble County, he was the son of Laird and Addie May (Emmitt) Wysong. He married Lavon Fulk May 6, 1921 in Los Angeles, Calif. He had been a lifetime resident of Noble County and was a retired lumber retailer. Survivors are 5 daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Mildred) Rose and Mrs. John (Vera) Rose, Wawaka, Mrs. Thad (Doris) Price, Kimmell, Mrs. Calvin (Helen) Knapp, Fremont, and Mrs. Marvey Sponhauer, Ligonier; 4 sons, Alvin and Max of Kimmell, Charles "Bob", Wawaka, and Earl, Wolf Lake; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Funk, Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Raido, Mishawaka, and Kenneth, Orlando, Fla.; 29 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1977
Wysong Charles "Chuck", 74, of Avilla, died Thursday at McCray Hospital in Kendallville. He was born January 1, 1919 in Gallia, Ohio to Emmett and Nettie (Booher) Wysong. On July 31, 1965 in Indianapolis, he married Bernice Dittman, who survives. He had lived in Avilla since 1987 after moving from Tampa, Fla. He was a retired machinist and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Also surviving are 3 daughters, Tina Novy of Auburn, Carol Carraway of South Carolina and Ann Witter of Mesa, Az.; 2 stepdaughters; one son, Fred Wysong Jr. of Fort Wayne; one sister, Florence Anderson of Gas City; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. +2-2-1993
Wysong Charles Robert, 69, a Wawaka area farmer, died unexpectedly Monday in his residence near Wawaka. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on December 3, 1924 to Charles and Lavon (Fulk) Wysong. He married Leona M. Drake on October 6, 1951, in Cosperville. She survives. A 1942 graduate of Wawaka High School, he lived his entire life in Noble County. He was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church, Kimmell Horseshoe Club, Avilla Horseshoe Club, Michigan Blueberry Growers Association and Florida Camp-Inn Horseshoe Club. Surviving also are 2 sons, Phillip and Jay of Wawaka; 2 daughters, Mrs. Keith (Jean) Porter of St. Cloud, Fla., and Mrs. Marvin (Kay) Thiele of Fort Wayne; a brother, Max of Kimmell; 4 sisters, Mildred Rose of Wawaka, Mrs. Thad (Doris) Price of Kimmell, Mrs. Calvin (Helen) Knapp of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Marvey (Beverly) Sponhauer of Ligonier; and 12 grandchildren. A daughter, Jane; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 4-25-1994
Wysong David, 66, was born April 1, 1838 in Preble County, Ohio, and died Feb. 26, 1904 at his hone in Noble County. In Oct. 1859 he married Amanda Wagoner, a native of Virginia, who had emigrated to Ohio with her parents in her childhood. They had 4 sons and 3 daughters and 25 grandchildren. One daughter and one grandchild preceded him in death. Engaged in farming, he also operated a threshing machine of the old horsepower pattern. While driving the teams his clothing became entangled with the tumbling shaft or connecting rod in such a manner as to draw him beneath the shaft several times before the teams could be brought to a standstill. He ultimately recovered. He came to Noble County in the fall of 1871 and purchased a farm near the border of Perry Twp (now owned by Lemuel M. Slate), and brought his wife and children to the new home early in 1872. In April of this year, Sarah J, the youngest of the family, was born and died in 1882. He and Edson McNutt bought and operated a threshing machine from 1876 to 1882. He located on the Solomon Miller farm in 1881 and operated it until 1892. In 1892 they sought a home in town and purchased the grocery stock of Frank Jackson in 1892.  He sold it in 1901 to its present owner, J. B. Smith. All of the children and 22 grandchildren were at the funeral at the U.B. Church. Ligonier Banner 3-10-1904 Contributed by Judy Richter
Wysong Donald "Buck", 92, died February 14, 1995 at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a patient for 7 years. He was born October 17, 1902 in Nappanee, a son of Melvin and Kate (Smith) Wysong. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1924. He farmed in the Wolf Lake area, was employed for a number of years in the meat and produce department in the Williams Food Market in Columbia City. He retired as a custodian at the Columbia City Joint High School. On October 27, 1934 he married Grace E. Cramer. They made their home in Fort Wayne, later Wolf Lake and since 1956 in the same home on North St. in Columbia City. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Leon M.; a daughter, Martha K. Meeks, both of Columbia City; 3 grandchildren, Clayton, Vanessa and Conrad Meeks II; 3 great-grandchildren, Craig, Melissa and Andrea; a brother, Kenneth (Hank), Crystal River, Fla.; 2 sisters, Mary Seymoure and Cora Hill, both of Denver, Co. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Joan; 2 brothers, Harvey and Robert; and a sister, Ruth McCall. Funeral Thursday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, South Park Cemetery. + 2-14-1995
Wysong Earl David, 52, of Bartow, Fla., died Aug. 10 in the hospital at Winter Haven, Fla. He was born Jan. 26, 1934 in Wawaka to Charles and Lavon Wysong. On May 29, 1976 he married Terry Campbell of London, Ohio. Before moving to Fla. in 1978 he resided in Wolf Lake. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bartow. Survivors include his wife; his mother of Wawaka, Ind.; 2 daughters, Cheryl Gerdes, R. 4, Columbia City, and Debra Straub, R. 8, Columbia City; 2 stepdaughters, Ruth Ann Boyer, Bartow, Fla., and Robin Goodrich, Wolf Lake; 2 brothers, Robert, Wawaka, and Max, Knapp Lake; 5 sisters, Mildred and Vera Rose, Wawaka, Doris Price, Kimmell, Helen Knapp, Fort Myers, Fla., and Beverly Sponhauer, Ligonier. A brother, Alvin, and a sister, Ruth Coe, preceded him in death. Services Aug. 14 at Widden Funeral Home, Bartow. Burial, Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow. + 8-10-1986
Wysong Jane Susan, a month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robert Wysong Jr. of a half mile east of Wawaka, died of pneumonia Feb. 15, 1957. Surviving are the parents; a twin, Jean Anne; a brother, Phillip; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wysong of Wawaka. Graveside services Saturday at Cosperville Cemetery. + 2-?-1957
Wysong Jennie, about 76, died Jan. 18, 1946 at her home near Burr Oak, presumably as the result of a fall she experienced several days ago. She was a daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Wysong, born in Elkhart County Nov. 18, 1869, and was one of 12 children, all of whom with the parents have preceded her in death except one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Resler, with whom she made her home. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. Funeral Sunday at Burr Oak Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1-?-1946
Wysong Josiah, 82, farmer, politician and horseman, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jay Stuckman near Wolf Lake Wednesday. Funeral was Saturday from Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. He was overcome last week while attending Kendallville sitting in the judgesí stand watching the races and died of heart trouble. He followed the tracks for years and was famous for his own races with Tommy Y. He was a Democrat and had been a close friend of the late vice president Thomas Marshall. He was assessor of Noble Twp. He was born near Nappanee Feb. 6, 1848 where he lived for many years. In 1902 he moved to Noble County. He is survived by 2 sons, Milton of Shipshewana, and Vern of Peru; a daughter, Mrs. Stuckman, and one brother, Henry of Nappanee. + 9-?-1930
Wysong Julia, wife of Josiah, died at the Wysong home in Noble Twp Thursday following a 2-weeks illness from gall bladder trouble and asthma. She was born in Elkhart County Dec. 15, 1853, the daughter of David and Rachel Miller. On Sept. 7, 1871 she married Josiah Wysong and for several years they resided on a farm in Elkhart County. In 1902 they moved to a farm 3 miles south of Wolf Lake where they reside at present. She is survived by the husband; 3 children, Milton, South Bend, Vern, Goshen, and Mrs. Jay Stuckman of Noble County; 2 sisters, Mrs. Samuel Wysong and Mrs. Henry Wysong of Nappanee. Three sisters married 3 brothers. There are 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Brethren Church south of Merriam. + 4-?-1926
Wysong Katharine, 62, died from a major operation performed a week ago at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake. Funeral was Saturday. Surviving are the husband, Mel; children, Donald, Mary and Cora at home, Robert, Wolf Lake, Kenneth, Chicago, Harvey, Nappanee, and Mrs. Ruth McCall, Detroit. Two brothers and 2 sisters also survive. She was born near New Paris June 6, 1891. + 6-?-1930
Wysong Laird, about 88, a retired farmer, died Jan. 24, 1954 at his home northeast of Wawaka. He had lived in the Wawaka community most of his life but was a native of Preble County, Ohio. Surviving are the widow, Addie; 4 sons, Charles of Wawaka, Raido of Madison, Wis., Donald of Fort Wayne, and Kenneth of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Mrs. Rollin Lower of Alhambra, Calif., Mrs. Carl Lower of South Bend, and Mrs. John Funk of Fort Wayne; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a brother, George of Stillwater, Okla. Funeral at a Ligonier funeral home Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1954
Wysong Lavon F, 88, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Saturday at her residence. She was born June 17, 1900 in Noble County, the daughter of Alph and Mae (Bortner) Fulk. On June 6, 1921 in Los Angeles, Calif. she married Charles Wysong, who died in 1977. She had lived most of her life in Noble County. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mildred Rose and Mrs. John (Vera) Rose of Wawaka, Mrs. Thad (Doris) Price of Kimmell, Mrs. Calvin (Helen) Knapp of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Marvey (Beverly) Sponhauer of Ligonier; 2 sons, Robert of Wawaka, and Max of Kimmell; 30 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, Alvin and Earl; a daughter, Ruth Coe; 2 brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-11-1989
Wysong Leona M, 82, of Wawaka, died February 7, 2014. She was born on December 11, 1931, in DeKalb County to Hugh and Geneva (Lochner) Drake. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Robert (Bob) Wysong; a daughter, Jane; 2 sisters, Bernice Strong and Betty Pence; a brother, Frank Drake; 2 grandchildren. She was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are four children: Phil (Violette) Wysong of Wawaka, Jean (Keith) Porter of Hillsdale, Mich., Kay Mayo of Fort Wayne, and Jay (Sandy) Wysong of Wawaka.; 12 grandchildren: Lucy (Jaer) Cardenas, Dorothy (Elliott) Cohee, Chuck (Marta) Wysong, Jeffrey (Jen) Wysong, Jody (Fred) Saunders, Jake (Kris) Porter, Julie (Todd) Rupp, Catherine (Brian) Byars, Nick (Liz) Mayo, Jill Mayo, Melissa (Hollis) Troxel and Mitch (Erica) Wysong; and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred Rose, Doris (Thad) Price, Helen (Cal) Knapp, Beverly (Marv) Sponhaur, Max (CeCe) Wysong. Funeral, February 11, 2014, at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 2-8-2014
Wysong Linda, 26, R. 3, Kendallville, died Friday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, preceded by her son Benjamin by one hour. Her son Timothy died Monday. The three suffered fatal injuries in a traffic accident Friday on SR 3 south of LaOtto. The Wysong auto crossed the center line and struck a semi head on. Linda was born in Fort Wayne December 9, 1955, to Arlene (Gliedt) Green and the late Jerry Fritz. She married Phillip R. Wysong in Fort Wayne February 19, 1977. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband; her mother; stepfather, Wayne Green of New Haven; one sister, Mrs. John (Deborah) Johnston, Naperville, Ill.; her grandparents, Emiel and Ella Gliedt, New Haven, and Jay Fritz of Zanesville, Indiana. The children are also survived by paternal grandparents, Robert and Leona Wysong of Wawaka. Combined funeral services Wednesday in Immanuel Lutheran. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 1-21-1982 + 1-15-1982
Wysong Lucille, 89, of Ligonier, died May 13, 2008 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She had retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier after 35 years of service and later worked 5 years for Lydall Corp. in Ligonier. She was born Aug. 10, 1918 in Noble County to John E. and Cornelia (Golden) DePew. Surviving are a son, Larid and his wife, Katie of Kendallville; a daughter, Rhea Morris and her husband, Kenny, of Syracuse; 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra K. Shepherd; and 4 sisters, Pauline Stolte, Carol Schliecher, Olive and Margaret DePew. Services Saturday at J.A. Brazzell & Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 5-15-2008
Wysong Matthew, about 50, died March 30, 1874 at his residence in Noble Twp of brain fever. Remains were taken to Elkhart County on Wednesday for interment. Albion New Era 4-2-1874
Wysong Paul E, 85, formerly of rural Noble County, died June 10, 2011 at Harbour Assisted Living, Fort Wayne. He was born June 27, 1925 at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, the son of Robert E. and Ruth (Gandy) Wysong. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 24, 1946 he married Mable J. Miller. She died June 21, 1983. On Oct. 15, 1983 he married Gladys L. (Auer) Conrad. He was a grain famer and a member of Wolf Lake VFW, and Columbia City Eagles. He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Gregory (Karen) Wysong of Frankfort and Jeffery (Andrea) Wysong of Columbia City; 3 stepchildren; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ethan, Thad and Bonnie Wysong. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell E. Wysong, in 1987. Funeral Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-12-2011
Wysong Rex Alan, 56, of Panama City, Fla., died Nov. 12, 2007 from cancer. He was born March 25, 1951 in Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Wysong; and grandson, Zachary Chiddister. Surviving are his daughters, Tonia (Scott) Chiddister and Terri Arick of Indiana; mother Maxine Wilson; and 3 brothers, Wayne, Jerry and Jack Wysong; and 11 grandchildren. Albion New Era 12-12-2007
Wysong Robert E, 99, a resident of Columbia City Nursing Home, died there Saturday. He was born April 22, 1893 in Nappanee to Melvin T. and Kate (Smith) Wysong. On May 27, 1915 in Nappanee he married Ruth Gandy, who died in 1977. He was a farmer in Noble Twp, Noble County, and had been employed at General Electric in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 2 daughters, Anita Parsons of Fort Wayne, and Mary Parkison of Kimmell; 2 sons, Allen L. "Bud" of Albion and Paul E. of Big Lake; 3 sisters, Mary Seymore of Littleton, Colo., Ruth McCall and Cora Hill of Denver, Colo.; 2 brothers, Don "Buck" of Columbia City, and Kenneth of Florida; 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-1-1992
Wysong Russell Earl, 38, of Columbia City, was found dead May 11, 1987 on the family farm in Noble County. He was born on Oct. 30, 1948 at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake, a son of Paul E. and Mabel Miller Wysong. He was reared in Noble County and graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1967. In 1971 he received his B.S. degree from Manchester College. Following graduation he was drafted into the U. S. Air Force where he served 6 years as a pilot. He was discharged as a captain. He returned to the Wolf Lake area 2 years ago. He was employed by Triax Cablevision Co. while continuing to work on his masterís degree. He had been employed at Shady Park Nursery. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Paul and Gladys Wysong of R. 8, Columbia City; 2 brothers, Dr. Gregory P. of Frankfort, and Jeffrey L. of R. 4, Albion; his grandfather, Robert. His mother died on June 21, 1983. Service Thursday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-11-1987
Wysong Ruth G, 80, Wolf Lake, died Tuesday in Whitley County Hospital. Born Jan. 2, 1897, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Barbara Elizabeth (Garber) Gandy. She married Robert Wysong May 27, 1916. She was a native of Noble Twp. She resided on a farm near Big Lake and moved to Wolf Lake in 1925 where she has resided since that time. Survivors include the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Anita) Parsons, Fort Wayne, Mrs. George (Mary) Parkison, R. 1, Kimmell; 2 sons, Allen "Bud", R. 4, Albion, and Paul E., R. 8 Columbia City; one brother, Hugh, Churubusco; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1977
Wysong Timothy, was born March 27, 1979 in Lagrange. See Linda Wysong.
Wysong Vernon, 43, former NYC engineer, died at his home in Elkhart Saturday. He recently returned from the Irene Byron sanatorium where he had taken treatment for tuberculosis for 19 months. He was a native of Noble County. Surviving are the widow; 3 children by a previous marriage and several brothers and sisters. + 1935
Wyss John P, 83, father of state senator Thomas Wyss of Fort Wayne and Donald P. Wyss of Albion, died Monday at his home. He retired in 1970 from General Electric Co. as a power house operator after 28 years. Also surviving are his wife, Winifred A.; another son, Dale of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Kathleen Crick of Fort Wayne and 15 grandchildren. Services Thursday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 8-29-1988

Noble Notes: The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf wonít get much sleep.
Woody Allen