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home : obituaries : obituaries August 19, 2017

Robert "Sid" Cover
Robert "Sid" Cover

Robert "Sid" Cover, 72, Denver, died Thursday at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Cover, Denver; mother Joan Cover, Denver; three daughters, Tina Berry, San Antonio, Texas, Stacy Howell, Denver, and Cassie Cover, Kokomo; a son, Mitch (Jerri) Cover, Mentone; and two sisters, Nancy Cover-Fields, Denver, and Ellen (Jim) Cofer, Alabama.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Rebecca Reichard
Rebecca Reichard, 90, Rochester, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
William Johnson
William Johnson, 70, rural Claypool, died Friday in Claypool. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.


Saturday, August 19, 2017
John M. Kennedy Ray
John M. Kennedy Ray, 55, Kewanna, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1962, in Peru. On July 4, 1994, he married Lorna Riley. She survives.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union No. 615 in Kokomo. He was an expert craftsman, specializing in custom mantels. John was a gentle giant who loved God and his country and his family and friends.


Friday, August 18, 2017
Robert Cover
Robert Cover, 72, Denver, died Thursday at Wellbrooke of Wabash. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Robert Wilby Evans
Mr. Robert Wilby Evans, 89, Rochester, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

On March 16, 1928, Robert Wilby Evans was born in South Bend. He was a treasured son of Wilby G. and Rethal Irene Beehler Evans. Growing up, he shared his childhood with five brothers. As a Richland Center Wildcat, Bob graduated with the Class of 1947. During his high school years, he played basketball.

Friday, August 18, 2017
John M. Kennedy Ray
John M. Kennedy Ray, 55, Kewanna, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1962, in Peru. On July 4, 1994, he married Lorna Riley. She survives.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union No. 615 in Kokomo. He was an expert craftsman, specializing in custom mantels. John was a gentle giant who loved God and his country and his family and friends.


Thursday, August 17, 2017
Robert W. Evans
Robert W. Evans, 89, Rochester, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Survivors include four brothers, Gerald C. Evans, Columbia City, Larry W. Evans, Rochester, David L. Evans, Florida, and Mick Evans, Rochester.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Denise Joan Johnson
Denise Joan Johnson, 63, South Bend, passed away peacefully on Friday at home in her sleep. She was born in Plymouth on Feb. 3, 1954, to Wilburn "Duz" and Darlene (Engel) Johnson.

Denise graduated from Rochester High School and recently attended her 45th class reunion. She was a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, and worked as a school psychologist in the South Bend Community School Corporation., She was an advocate for the children she served. She enjoyed going to Sarasota, Fla., in the winter and spending time with her mom and aunts.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Alexzander C. Long
Infant Alexzander C. Long died Aug. 1, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his parents, Brad and Hillary Long, Milford.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison Center (Wooden) Cemetery, Etna Green. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.


Thursday, August 17, 2017
Denise L. Johnson
Denise L. Johnson, 63, South Bend, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at McGann Hay Funeral Home.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
John M. Kennedy Ray
John M. Kennedy Ray, 55, Kewanna, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Robert W. Evans
Robert W. Evans, 89, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Maxine A. Yater
Maxine A. Yater, 93, passed away at home on Aug. 14, 2017.

She was born on July 21, 1924, in Fulton to the late James and Lorene (Kern) Baird. After Mrs. Yater graduated from Fulton High School, she went on to graduate from beauty college in Fort Wayne. She was a hairdresser at Lutheran Homes for more than 17 years. While working at the South Side Grill, she met her husband of nearly 74 wonderful years Joseph Yater. They attended Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene and lived lives to reveal Jesus to everyone. She played the piano at church for more than 50 years.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Sharon Woodcox
Sharon Sue Woodcox, 68, Rochester, died Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne.

She is survived by her husband Lonnie; seven sons, James Woodcox, Michael Woodcox, Benjamin Woodcox, Christopher Woodcox, Cory Woodcox, Kevin Woodcox and Justin Woodcox; two sisters, Nancy Bailey and Diane Muffley.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.


Saturday, August 12, 2017
W. Gelene Skinner
W. Gelene Skinner, 90, Twelve Mile, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Skinner Rose; son, Bob Skinner; two sisters, Divola Smith and Shirley Everson.

Her funeral service is 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the church.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Shirley Burkett Fann
Shirley Burkett Fann, 82, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at La Loma Care Center in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Shirley Jeanine Adams was born in Decatur, Ga., July 26, 1935, the daughter of Garland James and Anna (Jones) Adams.

Friday, August 11, 2017
Sharon Woodcox
Sharon Woodcox, 68, of Rochester, passed away at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital of Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Curt B. Henriott
Mr. Curt B. Henriott, 58, of Rochester, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

In Waialua, Hawaii, on Oct. 18, 1958, Curt Baptist Henriott was born. He was the treasured son of Paul D. and Gertrud Elsa Seifert Henriott. Growing up he shared his childhood with three sisters Desiree, Romy and Bernadette. During his high school years he excelled in the mechanics classes leading him to his lifelong passion of mechanics, engines and technology. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1977.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Jack F. Lewis
Mr. Jack F. Lewis, 81, of Rochester, passed away at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.

In Fulton County, on Oct. 16, 1935, Jackie Franklin Lewis was born. He was a treasured son of Lee A. and Martha Washington McGraw Lewis. Growing up as one of the nine Lewis children he shared his childhood with five sisters and four brothers.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Jack F. Lewis
Jackie F. Lewis, 81, Rochester, passed away at 9 p.m. Saturday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his children, Ted Lewis Sr., Colorado, Christina Miller, Rochester, Kelly Rene, South Bend, Jodi Lines, Warsaw; a sister, Eva Belle E. Enyart, Rochester; and a brother, Clyde Lewis, Logansport. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Thursday.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Randal L. Curtis
Randal Lee Curtis, 55, of Logansport and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 3:46 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born on Oct. 19, 1961, in Logansport, he was the son of Andrew Walter Curtis and Kathryn Brown.

Monday, August 7, 2017
Curt B. Henriott
Curt B. Henriott, 58, Rochester, died Thursday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, March; two daughters, Amanda Henriott, Indianapolis, and Alicia Conner, Rochester; mother, Gertrud Henriott, Rochester; three sisters, Desiree Small, Logansport, Romy Shortz, South Bend, and Bernadette Henriott, Bourbonais, Ill.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Monday, August 7, 2017
Jack F. Lewis
Jack F. Lewis, 81, Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, August 5th at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home of Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Larry L. Sutton
Larry L. Sutton, 66, Akron, died Monday, July 31, at his residence.

Survivors include his children, Mary Kovel, of Arizona, Ralph Kovel, of Michigan, and Terry Kovel, of Florida.

A public graveside service for him is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Athens-Hoover Cemetery.

Monday, August 7, 2017
Curt Henriott
Curt Henriott, 58, Rochester, died Thursday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Jackie J. Shuey II
Jackie J. Shuey II, 45, Rochester, died Friday on Indiana 17 near 200 North.

Survivors include his mother, Jean Winstead, Rochester; two sisters, Heather Goad, Indianapolis, and Tammy Schlosberg, Rochester; and a brother, Robert Shuey, Indianapolis.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.
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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Robert G. Cooper
Robert G. Cooper, 37, Kewanna, died Wednesday in Fulton County.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Jean Cooper, Kewanna.

His funeral service is noon Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Friday, August 4, 2017
Harold Foust
Harold Foust, 78, Rochester, passed away at 2:23 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born on May 31, 1939, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Norman and Alice (Disinger) Foust.
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Friday, August 4, 2017
Richard Perry Ross
Richard Perry Ross, 89, Peru, passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru.

He was born in Rochester on Feb. 7, 1928, the son of Donald D. and Reva Perry Ross. Dick married the mother of his children, Marcia Senger, in 1953. She survives. Dick married Janice Sherman Crates in 1974. She preceded him in death in 1988. He married Nancy Scull Egerton in 1997. She preceded him in death in 2015.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Alexzander C. Long
Infant Alexzander C. Long died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Larry L. Sutton
Larry L. Sutton, 66, Akron, died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
John J. Rex
John J. Rex, 60, Argos, died Friday at St. Joseph Health Care Center, Plymouth.
Monday, July 31, 2017
John Phillip 'JP' Hudkins II
Former Rochester resident, Mr. John Phillip "JP" Hudkins II, 25, Nappanee, passed away at 9:22 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Monday, July 31, 2017
John P. Hudkins II
John P. Hudkins II, 25, Nappanee, and formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday.

Survivors include his parents, John and Shannon Hudkins, Rochester; his sister, Bailey Hudkins, Rochester; and his brother, A.J. Hudkins, Rochester.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Melvin L. See
Melvin L. See, 81, Deedsville, died Thursday at St. Vincent Heart Center, Carmel.

Survivors include his wife, Carol See, Deedsville; and his children, Yvonne G. Moss, Peru, and Shawnee L. Lane, Deedsville.

His funeral service is at 2 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is noon until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
John Wesley 'Jack' Sayger
Mr. John Wesley "Jack" Sayger, 88, Rochester, passed away at 6:32 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Near Athens in Fulton County, John Wesley "Jack" Sayger was born on May 20, 1929. He was a treasured son of Herschel and Mary Feece Sayger. He was one of 12 children. Jack graduated from Rochester High School in 1947. Following high school, patriotism beckoned, and he answered the call, serving with the United States Army during the Korean War. During his stint of service, he was stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas and was a member of the guided missile division.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
John Hudkins
John Hudkins, 25, Rochester and Nappanee, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, July 28, 2017
John W. Sayger
John W. Sayger, 88, Rochester, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Elnora, Rochester; and two sons, Ron A. Sayger, Rochester, and Tim L. Sayger, Rochester.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Charles A. 'Charly' Richard
Mr. Charles A. "Charly" Richard, 57, Rochester, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

On May 21, 1960, Charles Arthur Richard was born in Rochester. He was a treasured son of Joseph Jacob and Ellen Reinholt Richard. Growing up, he shared his childhood with seven brothers, including his twin brother Carly, and four sisters. Charly graduated from Rochester High School in 1978.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Richard P. Ross
Richard P. Ross, 89, Peru, died Wednesday at Blair Ridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Terry Jordan
Terry Jordan, 56, Rochester, died July 16, 2017, at home.

Survivors include four sisters, Flou Rane Jordan, Rochester, Joann Jordan, Grand Junction, Colo., Ann Harris, Rochester, and Rachel Clark, Rochester; and three brothers, Lynn Jordan, Monterey, Glenn Jordan, St. Charles, Ill., and Marvin Jordan, Fort Wayne.

His memorial service is 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
John W. Sayger
John W. Sayger, 88, Rochester, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Donald Everett Metzger
Donald Everett Metzger passed away at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver on July 22, 2017, at the age of 99 years and eight months.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Janice Marie Bahney
Former Akron and Rochester resident, Ms. Janice M. Bahney, 77, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at Life Care Center, Rochester, at 8:55 p.m. July 22, 2017.

In Wabash County on Feb. 28, 1940, Janice Marie Flook was born. She was the treasured daughter of Ray and Axie "Lucille" Cole Flook. Growing up as one of the five Flook children, she shared her childhood with three sisters and a brother.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Janice M. Bahney
Janice M. Bahney, 77, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Charles A. Richard
Charles A. Richard, 57, Rochester, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
James 'Jim' Johnson
Mr. James "Jim" Johnson, 84, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at his home.

On Aug. 1, 1932, James was born in Egeland, N.D. He was the treasured son of Axel and Lilly Haller Johnson. Growing up as the firstborn, he shared his childhood as one of 13 children. Following high school, patriotism beckoned. Jim answered the call serving with the United States Army during the Korean War.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Jacalyn L. Haist
Jacalyn L. Haist, 62, Mentone, died Wednesday in Mentone.

Survivors include her daughter, Meredith Adams, Mentone; her mother, Eva Mae Haist, Mentone; and her brothers, Herb Haist, Mentone, and Randy Haist, Brookville, Ohio.
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Friday, July 21, 2017
James Johnson
James Johnson, 84, Rochester, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Winette; a daughter, Joni Thiry, Rochester; and his sons, Jeff Johnson, Mentone, and Jerry Johnson, Warsaw.

Friday, July 21, 2017
Charles Richard
Charles Richard, 57, Rochester, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
James Johnson
James Johnson, 84, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Jacalyn L. Haist
Jacalyn L. Haist, 62, Mentone, died Wednesday in Mentone. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Eleanor Elaine Alderfer
Eleanor Elaine Alderfer, 70, Greenfield, and formerly of northern Fulton County, passed away at 6:17 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield.

Elaine was born on Dec. 15, 1946, in Rochester, to Louis E. and Louise E. (Windbigler) Kelly.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Eloise L. Good
Eloise L. Good, 84, Plymouth, died Monday at home.

Survivors include her daughter, Diana Flory, Plymouth; her sons, Gailen D. Good, Bourbon, Denis M. Good, Argos, and Doug B. Good, Argos; and her sister, Kathy Conley, Plymouth.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Juniper Road, Argos. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tabatha L. Dabrasky
Tabatha L. Dabrasky, 34, North Manchester, died unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. at July 15, 2017, at her residence.

She was born on March 11, 1983, in Baltimore, Md. Her parents are Robert Scott Kline and Vickey Lynn (Dabrasky) Kline.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Eleanor E. Alderfer
Eleanor E. Alderfer, 70, Greenfield, and formerly of Mentone, died Sunday at Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Donald R. Heckathorn
Donald R. Heckathorn, 85, Denver, died Saturday at home.

Survivors include three children, Gail France, Peru, David Heckathorn, Peru, and Terrie Armstrong, Chili; and one sister, Judy Driscoll, Peru.

His funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Paisley R. Hurley
Infant Paisley R. Hurley, 3 days, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her mother, Chasity Hurley, Mentone; her father, Jeremy Hendrix, Milford; and her brother, Bentley Hurley.

A private family service will occur. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Mahlon Z. Martin Kenneth Z. Martin
Mahlon Z. Martin, 13, and Kenneth Z. Martin, 12, Rochester, sons of Amzie R. and Edna (Zimmerman) Martin, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 16, 2017, in Marshall County.

Mahlon was born on April 22, 2004, in Elkhart, and Kenneth was born on May 31, 2005, in Elkhart. Mahlon had just finished seventh grade, and Kenneth had completed fifth grade.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Keith L. Anderson
Keith "Andy" L. Anderson passed away on July 8, 2017, at the age of 93.

He was born and raised in Logansport as one of nine siblings born to the late Clemens and Ogle Miller Anderson. After graduating from Logansport High School in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1943 and served in the European Theater of Operations in Central Europe. During WWII's Battle of the Bulge, he received three Bronze Stars for meritorious service in combat and also was awarded the Military Victory Medal.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Terry Jordan
Terry Jordan, 56, Rochester, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Laura J. Lewis
Laura Jean Lewis, 80, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 7:05 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at her home.

On Nov. 9, 1936, Laura Jean Sayger was born just east of Athens. She was the precious daughter of Herschel "Pete" Leroy and Mary Feece Sayger. As one of the twelve Sayger children, she was the eleventh. Growing up she shared her childhood with three sisters and seven brothers including Jack, who survives.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Susan A. Shepherd
Susan Anne "Boomer" Shepherd, 62, of Rochester, passed away at 7:06 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at her residence.

On Oct. 24, 1954, Susan was born in Rochester to Herman and Hazel Nicodemus Bowman.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Laura J. Lewis
Laura J. Lewis, 80, Rochester, died Friday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Jack; a daughter, Peggy Stover, Pierceton; two sons, Larry J. Adams, Coleman, Texas, and Ken Adams, Warsaw; and a brother, John Sayger.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Marjorie A. Enyart
A memorial service for Marjorie A. Enyart, 93, South Bend, and formerly of Rochester, who died May 29, 2017, is 1 p.m. July 29, 2017, at Liberty Township Community Center, 3098 S. 800 E., Walkerton.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Mildred Marie Miller Eller
Mildred Marie Miller Eller, 94, Roann, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

She was born March 21, 1923, in Miami County, to Abraham H. and Nellie H. (Keppel) Miller.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Susan Shepherd
Susan Shepherd, 62, Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Saturday, July 15, 2017
Frederick 'Gus' Russell DeWitt
Frederick "Gus" Russell DeWitt, 83, Fulton, passed away at 1:37 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born March 31, 1934, in Cass County, he was the son of Russell Irvin and Edith Mary Nice DeWitt. On Sept. 29, 1967, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Twelve Mile, he was married to the former Rita Anne Wolf. She survives.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Betty A. Thornton
Betty A. Thornton, 87, Mentone, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at her daughter's residence in Mentone.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1930, in Warsaw, to Virgil and Mabel Louise (Franks) Cook. Her first marriage was to Paul Wiard. She then married Elmer "Bud" Thornton on Sept. 26, 1964. He passed away on April 18, 2009.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Betty A. Thornton
Betty A. Thornton, 87, Mentone, died Wednesday at her daughter's home. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.


Thursday, July 13, 2017
Quinton Dale 'Red' Thiry
Quinton Dale "Red" Thiry, 61, Rochester, passed away at 8:44 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his residence.

Born Oct. 25, 1955, in Peru, he was the son of Paul G. Thiry and the former Nellie Spencer.


Thursday, July 13, 2017
Alexander T. Beam
Infant Alexander T. Beam, Argos, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, Ryan and Katelyn Beam, Argos.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Ralph L. Clupper
Ralph L. Clupper, 90, Rochester, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his residence.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
David L. Conover
David L. Conover, 56, Rochester, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his residence.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Esther E. Miller
Esther E. Miller, 89, Rochester, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at 6:55 p.m. at WoodBridge Health Campus, Logansport.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Shirley A. Leazenby
Shirley A. Leazenby, 80, Mexico, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Stuart Milton 'Stu' Shippy
Mr. Stuart Milton "Stu" Shippy, 84, Rochester, passed away at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his residence.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Stuart M. Shippy
Stuart M. Shippy, 84, Rochester, died Wednesday at home.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Robert L. Gordon Sr.
Robert L. Gordon Sr., 93, Lucerne, went home to be with the Lord at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Kewanna, to Eugene L. and Maude A. (Robbins) Gordon. He married Rose Ann Daugherty on May 28, 1950, in Fulton. She survives.

Friday, July 7, 2017
Irene C. Mahoney
Irene C. Mahoney, 86, formerly of Rochester, passed away at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at her daughter's residence in Southfield, Mich.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John and Hattie (Golding) Hubers. On May 26, 1951, in Chicago, Ill., she married Thomas E. Mahoney. He preceded her in death in 2005.

Friday, July 7, 2017
Joseph E. Maddux
Joseph E. Maddux, 74, Kent, Wash., and formerly of Athens, died June 27, 2017, in Kent, Wash.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Martha Harding
Martha Harding, 82, Peru, died Monday at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Stuart M. Shippy
Stuart M. Shippy, 84, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Elizabeth D. Good
Elizabeth D. Good, 40, Plymouth, died Tuesday at home.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Courtney E. Moyer
Courtney E. Moyer, 35, Plymouth, died Sunday at home.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Hugh F. Fuller Jr.
Hugh F. Fuller Jr., 56, Claypool, died Monday at home.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Irene C. Mahoney
Irene C. Mahoney, 86, Southfield, Mich., and formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Martha Harding
Martha Harding, 82, Peru, died Monday at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Sue McCowan
Mrs. Sue McCowan, 71, of Rochester, passed away at 7:01 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at her residence.
Monday, July 3, 2017
George R. Rentschler
George Raymond Rentschler, 85, Rochester, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at his residence.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Sue McCowan
Sue McCowan, 71, Rochester, died Thursday at home.


Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sue McCowan
Sue McCowan, 71, Rochester, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Friday, June 30, 2017
Russell Lee 'Pudge' Egolf
Russell Lee "Pudge" Egolf, 78, Rochester, passed into eternity at 12:31 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home.

He was born Dec. 13, 1938, in North Manchester, to Earl E. and Eleanor (Pratt) Egolf.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Kenneth Freels
Kenneth Freels, 86, Spring Hill, Fla., and formerly of the Fulton area, died Sunday.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Jerry P. Stowe
Jerry P. Stowe, 62, Rochester, and formerly of Niles, Mich., passed away on May 30, 2017, in Fort Wayne.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Kristina J. McIntyre
Kristina J. McIntyre, 49, Rochester, died Thursday at Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Michael; two daughters, Ashton Hall, Rochester, and Johanna E. McIntyre, Mount Vernon, Ill.; her son, Dustin J. McKee, Rochester; her sister, Linda Martin, Peru; and her brother, Bobby Holland, Peru.

Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 3 p.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Phillip E. Perdue
Phillip E. Perdue, 58, Norfolk, Va., and formerly of Rochester, died June 16, 2017, in Norfolk, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Perdue; his mother, Linda Perdue; and his sister, Kari Blackley.

His celebration of life is 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at WHRO TV station in Norfolk, Va.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Cara E. Sheppard
Cara E. Sheppard, 29, Peru, died Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.


Friday, June 23, 2017
Anna M. Slone
Anna M. Slone, 94, Mentone, died Wednesday.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Anna Slone
Anna Slone, 94, Mentone, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Marjorie A. Braun
Marjorie A. Braun, 95, Winamac, died Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol Shafer, Plymouth, and Kay DeWitt, Royal Center; and her sister, Wilma Swindell, Sparta, Tenn.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Ashley Nicole DeMont
Ashley Nicole DeMont, 17, died at 4:04 p.m. June 19, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Karen M. Grimm
Karen M. Grimm, 70, Clinton, Ark., died April 28, 2017, at home.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Grimm; her sons, James M. Grimm, Rochester, and Daniel R. Grimm, Clinton, Ark.; a brother, David McCarthy, Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, JoAnne Wingereid, Loveland, Ohio.

Her memorial service is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Park, 1000 E. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Zachery A. Pierce
Zachery A. Pierce, 27, Waukesha, Wis., died March 26, 2017.

Survivors include two sons, Dominec Pierce and Dante Pierce; his parents, Donald and Carolyn Raska, Rochester; four sisters, Penelope Prater, Texas, Anna Nicole Stanley, Warsaw, Jamie Painter, Illinois, and Amber Sauer, Illinois; and three brothers, Michael High, North Carolina, Braxton Raska, Rochester, and James Raska, Illinois.

A memorial service is noon Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Larry Joe Bucks
Larry Joe Bucks, 78, Rochester, and formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 5:58 p.m. on June 14, 2017, at his residence.
Friday, June 16, 2017
John E. Shiffer
John E. Shiffer, 74, Indianapolis and summertime resident of Lake Manitou, departed this life Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Anna R. Laughlin
Anna R. Laughlin, 26, South Bend, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Survivors include her mother, Tammy Bowser, Nappanee; her father, Randall Laughlin, Mentone; her sister, Kimberly Hanes, Nappanee; and her brother, Jessie Laughlin, California.

Her funeral service is 7 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is 5 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
Larry J. Bucks
Larry J. Bucks, 78, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
Phyllis Jean Geyer
Phyllis Jean Geyer, 86, passed away at 7:38 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Hospice House of South Bend.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gerald Allan Lange
Gerald Allan Lange, 76, Isle of Palms, S.C., husband of the late Carol Jean Zent Lange, died Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Patricia S. Miller
Patricia S. Miller 68, Mexico, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include her children, Pavo Kent, Plymouth, and Donald Kent, West Chazy, N.Y.

No service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Patricia S. Miller
Patricia S. Miller, 68, Mexico, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sheryl "Sheri" J. Woods
Sheryl "Sheri" J. Woods, 64, Rochester, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Douglas G. Cultice
Douglas G. Cultice, 77, Argos, died Saturday at home.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Charles W. Gray
Charles W. Gray, 70, Kewanna, died Saturday at home.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Skyler Kruse
Skyler Kruse, 29, Quantico, Va., died May 14, 2017, at home.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Edward 'Buck' Charles Howard
Edward "Buck" Charles Howard, 55, Macy, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017, at his residence.

Born Sept. 13, 1961, in Knox, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Anna Miller Howard.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Kenneth Eugene Saine
Mr. Kenneth Eugene Saine, 83, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 5:33 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his home. He had been in failing health the past eight years.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sheryl J. Woods
Sheryl J. Woods, 64, Rochester, died June 3, 2017, at South Bend Hospice House.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Woods, and Matt Woods, both of Rochester; and a sister, Diana Shoemaker, Akron.

Her funeral service with visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Linda A. Snapp
Linda A. Snapp, 65, Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Edward 'Ed' Carl Westwood
Lifetime Fulton County resident, Mr. Edward "Ed" Carl Westwood, 65, Rochester, passed away at 3:32 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Edward C. Westwood
Edward C. Westwood, 65, Rochester, died Saturday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sheryl J. Woods
Sheryl J. Woods, 64, Rochester, died Saturday at South Bend Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Ralph Pickens
Ralph Pickens, 96, Lucerne, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at his residence.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Millie Smith
Mrs. Mildred "Millie" Kay Smith, 77, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017, at her residence.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017
Justin T. Walther
Justin T. Walther, 26, Logansport, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo.

Survivors include his parents, Mark A. Sr. and Donna L. Walther, North Manchester; and his brother, Mark A. Walther Jr., Logansport.

His funeral service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 4 p.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Richard L. Colwell
Richard L. Colwell, 73, Rochester, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki; two daughters, Tammy Smith, Pella, Iowa, and Linda Vowels, Columbiaville, Mich.; a son, Bobby Jo Rozell, Jacksonville, Texas; two sisters, Linda A. Humphries, The Villages, Fla., and Cheryl J. Copeland, Garver Lake, Mich.; and two brothers, Roland G. Colwell, Kewanna, and Dewey Jones, Gatesville, Texas.

A prayer service is 3 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Pamela L. Dickinson
Pamela L. Dickinson, 70, Akron, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born on Sept. 3, 1946, to Albert E. "Ted" Hawk Jr. and LaVerta Sundheimer in Miami, Fla.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Kathryn Leanna Metzger
Kathryn Leanna Metzger, 97, Akron, died.

Mom left us May 23, 2017, at 12:20 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, to meet our Lord and dad after 13 years. She had a hospital stay of six days before going home. Kate was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Wabash County to Jesse S. and Nona (Mishler) Blickenstaff. She graduated from Chester High School in 1939.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Justin T. Walther
Justin T. Walther, 26, Logansport, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Samuel E. Hoover
Samuel E. Hoover, 86, Denver, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; his sons, Mike Hoover, Plymouth, and Monte Hoover, Indianapolis; his sister, Rosalee Ratliff; and his brother, Raymon Hoover.

His funeral service is 4 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Marjorie Aldora Enyart
Marjorie Aldora Enyart, 93, South Bend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Walkerton.

She was born on March 6, 1924, in Rochester, to Alvin and Dora Ann (Ogden) Hoffman.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Richard L. Colwell
Richard L. Colwell, 73, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Dennis A. Lebo
Mr. Dennis A. Lebo, 62, of Rochester, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Stanley A. Kendall
Stanley A. Kendall, 64, Warsaw, died Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his sister, Sheri Reeve, Pierceton; and his brother, Larry Kendall, Bremen.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Russell W. Slusser
Russell W. Slusser, 78, Denver, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie.

His funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 11:30 a.m. to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Daryl H. Minix
Mr. Daryl H. Minix, 39, originally from Rochester, most recently of Lebanon, passed away May 29, 2017, at Witham Hospital in Lebanon.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Kenneth W. Richardson
Kenneth W. Richardson, 68, rural Macy, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at his residence.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Samuel E. Hoover
Samuel E. Hoover, 86, Denver, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Mildred K. Smith
Mildred K. Smith, 77, Rochester, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Dale; three children, Dave Smith, Sandy Owens, and Kevin Smith, all of Rochester; a sister, Carolyn Beach, Kouts; and a brother, Cliff Beach, Valparaiso.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Michael S. Maloney
The creed of the true saint is to make the most of life, and to make the best of it. Heaven gained a true saint in Michael S. Maloney, 73, Kokomo, who left this life at 5:19 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on Aug. 30, 1943, in Kokomo, to Robert and Lucille (Swisher) Maloney. On March 3, 1962, he married Pamela F. Schmitt, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo. She survives. Together they celebrated 55 years of marriage this year.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Patricia A. Hipskind
Patricia A. Hipskind, 78, Peru, died Monday at St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Hipskind, Peru; her sister, Judy Tremblay, Long Sault, Ontario, Canada; and six children, Diana Craig, South Bend, Andrew Hipskind, Plymouth, Lisa Wilmotte, San Antonio, Texas, Sarah Hipskind, Peru, Paula Shimba, South Bend, and David Hipskind, South Bend.

Her funeral service is 8 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God church, 365 Monroe Ave., Peru. Visitation is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Richard K. Holloway
Richard K. Holloway, 77, rural Rochester, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at his residence after being in failing health for seven years.

He was born on July 11, 1939, in Fulton County to Omer Jack and Hazel (Tilden) Holloway.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Nancy L. Luckenbill
Nancy L. Luckenbill, 83, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dennis A. Lebo
Dennis A. Lebo, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dennis Lebo
Dennis Lebo, 62, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Nancy Luckenbill
Nancy Luckenbill, 83, formerly of Akron, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Richard Holloway
Richard Holloway, 77, rural Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Robert W. Rhodes
Robert W. Rhodes, 87, Rochester, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
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Friday, May 26, 2017


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