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Subject: [INWELLS] News-Banner Obituaries, October 8-15, 2003
Date: 20 Feb 2004 05:51:06 -0700

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Surnames: Yoder, Weiss, Sutton, Warthman, Wickey, Baughman, Gooley, Beard, Lowe, Bussel, Jackson, Schmeling, Augsburger, McCray, McMillan
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Obituaries courtesy of News-Banner Publications. Posted with permission.

Oct. 8, 2003

Mildred Pauline Yoder, 83
Sister of Mrs. Norman (Lavern) Bushee of Ossian, Mildred Pauline Yoder, 83, of Auburn, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Yoder, on Jan. 7, 2003.
Surviving, in addition to the Ossian sister, are three daughters, Pamela Sue Yoder of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Terry (Jean Ann) Howiler and Mrs. Carl (Patricia Lou) Hixson, both of Garrett; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Feller Funeral Home in Waterloo, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Auburn.
Memorials to the Auburn Presbyterian Church.

Robert A. Weiss — Rites Pending
Robert A. Weiss of rural Ossian died today at his residence. Services are pending at Elzey Patterson Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian.

Oct. 9, 2003

Alberta F. Sutton, 96
Alberta F. Sutton, 96, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren.
Mrs. Sutton worked for many years at the Gateway Inn in Markle, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the Markle United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir.
Born March 29, 1907 in Huntington to Della M. and Ola L. Fry Dungan, her marriage on April 16, 1927 in North Manchester was to Merrit M. Sutton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1980.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara Joan) Buroff and Mrs. Jay (Emma Jean Fox, both of Markle; two brothers, Charles Dungan of Majenica and Wayne Dungan of Wisconsin; two sisters, Ruby Kreisher of Markle and Betty Harris of Plum Tree; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
Calling will be held Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Kaye Patton officiating. Interment will be at the Markle Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Markle United Methodist Church.

Robert A. Weiss, 58
Robert A. Weiss, 58, rural Ossian, died at his residence Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Born March 5, 1945 in Fort Wayne to Robert G. and Mildred Rupley Weiss, his marriage took place Feb. 14, 1970 to Candace L. Weiss at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Nine Mile. She survives.
He was a meter reading supervisor for Northern Indiana Public Service Co., retiring after 31 years in 2000. Most recently, he worked as a deliverer for Wabash Electric in Bluffton.
He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Uniondale.
Surviving in addition to his wife and father are three sons, Brandon L. and Devin A. Weiss, both of rural Ossian, and Kristan M. Weiss, Indianapolis; and one grandson.
Services under the direction of Rev. Richard Vonesh will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian. Burial will be in Hoverstock Cemetery, Zanesville.
Calling will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donnabelle Warthman, 74
A resident of the Wells County Maplewood Home, Donnabelle Warthman, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Born April 7, 1929 to Wilmer R. and Anna M. Yake Warthman in Adams County, she attended Lancaster United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one brother, Donald Warthman, Craigville; three sisters, Velma Reed and Mrs. David J. (Elberta) Huffman, both of Bluffton, and Edna Evertt, Decatur.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Loren, Paul and Dale Warthman, and one sister, Luella McAhren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Neil Ainsley and burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Craigville.
Calling hours are noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Maplewood Home or the Lancaster United Methodist Church.

Rosa W. Wickey—Infant
Infant daughter of William D.L. and Elma J. Schwartz Wickey of rural Bryant, Rosa W. Wickey, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at her home, one day after she was born.
Additional survivors include two brothers, Alvin and Jonathan; two sisters, Ada and Caroline; maternal grandparents Joe E.J. and Caroline E. Schwartz, Bryant; paternal grandparents David E. and Lovina E. Wickey; Berne; maternal great-grandparent, Jacob B. J. Schwartz, Berne; and paternal great-grandparent Amos J. Wickey, Berne.
The funeral, in charge of Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, was held today at the family residence at 3343E-900N, Bryant. Bishop Sam M. Schwartz officiated and burial was at the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Adams County.

Oct. 10, 2003 - None

Oct. 11, 2003 - None

Oct. 13, 2003

Rosa L. Baughman, 73
Rosa Lee Baughman, 73, of Ossian, died Saturday, Oct. 11 at her residence.
Born in Webster County, W. Va. on Feb. 22, 1930 to Lonnie C. and Rhoda J. McCoy Cogar, she married Clifford P. Baughman on Dec. 29, 1956 in Buchannon W. Va.; he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ossian Church of the Nazarene,
Other survivors include a son, Loyal. R. Cogar of Ossian; a brother, Dana Cogar of Webster Springs, W. Va.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Ossian Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Paul White and Rev. Randy Stirratt officiating. Calling will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elzey Patterson Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian and for one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ossian. Preferred memorials to the Family Hospice of N.E. Indiana.

Betty K. Gooley, 79
Betty K. Gooley, 79, of Huntington, died at 6:54 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Born in Bluffton on Sept. 12, 1924 to William G. and Goldie Monroe Hankins, she married Robert Gooley in Bluffton on Feb. 11, 1942; he died Feb. 27, 1995.
Survivors include a son, Robert Gooley, Jr. of Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. John S. (Karen) Huffman of Huntington; a sister, Mary Mossburg of Kendallville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder Huntington Chapel, and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington. Preferred memorials to the Parkview Home Health and Hospice.

Dorothea Beard, 74
A native of Wells County and former Montpelier resident, Dorothea Irene Beard, 74, of South Bend, died Thursday, Oct. 9 at her residence.
Born in Wells County on August 6, 1929 to Elmer L. and Violet D. Holdren Bennett, she married Walter Willard, who died Jan. 1, 1955. She was a 1947 graduate of Montpelier High School and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her mother of South Bend; a son, Jim Willard of Colorado; two sisters, Esther Towns of Selma and Patricia Conwell of Muncie; a brother, Clyde Bennett of Montpelier; two half-sisters, Hannah Greider of Michigan and Cathy Kopp of South Carolina; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
There will be no calling or services; the body has been cremated. Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel of Montpelier was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to a Hospice House or to the donor’s choice.

Oct. 14, 2003

Frank A. Lowe, 78
Former Wells County Veterans Service Officer Frank A. Lowe, 78, of rural Montpelier, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, from cancer. He had been in failing health the past six weeks.
He was born Sept. 15, 1925 to Clarence and Mary Hinderland Lowe in Geneseo, N.Y. His first marriage was to Ruth Richardson who died Jan. 31, 1993. His second marriage, to Marice Holloway, took place Feb. 18, 1995. She survives.
A 31-year employee of Corning Glass, he retired as shift supervisor in 1980. He served as Wells County Emergency Management Director and had also been the assistant director. He also was Director of the Wells County Veterans Service Office. He retired from the Veteran’s Service post in June 2003.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Corps, he served in World War II. He was a past commander of the Grover Sheets Post 111 of the American Legion and a member of the Bluffton Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a past commander of the Faulist-Whipple Post 1252 of the American Legion in Corning, N.Y. He was a charter member of the East Corning N.Y. Fire Department and retired from the Bluffton Fire Department in 1981 after many years of service.
A member of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, he also belonged to the Indiana Guard Reserve Air Wing, was active in Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts while in New York and with the Allen-Wells Chapter of the American Red Cross.
In addition to his second wife, he is survived by four daughters, Aleyce F. Lowe and Nancy A. Lowe, both of Bluffton, Mrs. Linda (Thomas) Moses, of Painted Post, N.Y., Holly L. Lowe, Tampa, Fla.; four step-daughters, Veda Taylor, Montpelier, Karen Jordan and Sherrie L. Narvaez, both of Texas, Mrs. Dave (Sandra) Masterson, Keystone; two step sons, Eldon L. Reid, Muncie, and Jerry L. Kipfer, Montpelier, a brother, Kenneth Lowe, Pavillion, N.Y.; three grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and seven step great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Lyle Ewing will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Calling hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church or to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana.

Helen K. Bussel, 89—Rites Pending
Helen K. Bussel, 89, died at 4:20 a.m. today, Oct. 14, at Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.

Helen Ilo Jackson Schmeling, 88
A native of Liberty Center, Helen Ilo Jackson Schmeling, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 11, at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne.
Born July 5, 1915 to Cecil U. and Nellie A. Osborn Jackson, she married Elmer C. Schmeling who preceded her in death in 2000.
She was a homemaker and a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
She is survived by three sons, Fred, Jack, and Jerry Schmeling, all of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mary L. Springer, rural Ossian, and Marnell L. Bode, Pineville, La.; a brother, James S. Jackson of Bluffton; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Rd. Chapel. Rev. Albert Keller will officiate and burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Emmaus Lutheran Church or to Lutheran Bible Translators.

Marguerite L. Augsburger, 93
Marguerite L. Augsburger, 93, Berne, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Swiss Village in Berne.
Born Sept. 20, 1910 to Charles and Sarah Schwartz Gilbert, her marriage to Robert Augsburger took place May 18, 1935 in Vera Cruz. He preceded her in death in 1981.
A homemaker, she was a member of Cross United Church of Christ where she was a former member of the church choir and a member of Dorcas Circle. A graduate of Bluffton High School, she was a former employee of the Bluffton J.C. Penney store.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ked (Margo) Graber, Berne; two brothers, Dwight Gilbert of Bluffton and Daniel Gilbert, LaGrange; one sister, Dortha Evans, New Lothrop, Mich.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services at 10 a.m. Thursday will be held at Cross United Church of Christ under the direction of Rev. Randall Luther. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Calling hours at Swiss Village in Berne are 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Cross United Church of Christ, Swiss Village or Hope Center.
Yager-Kirchofer Funeral Home in Berne is in charge of arrangements.

Larry K. McCray, 65
A salesman for Jostens class rings for 35 years with accounts in the Bluffton area, Larry K. McCray, 65, of Bremen, died Sunday, Oct. 12, of Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
In addition to his work with Jostens, McCray was a high school teacher who served as the first basketball coach for Oregon-Davis High School. He also coached at Rensselaer High School.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, three sons, a granddaughter and his step-mother.
Services at Shiloh Wesleyan Church, 10532 King Rd., Plymouth, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mishler Funeral Home, 2030-Ind. 331, Bremen and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Oct. 15, 2003

Helen K. Bussel, 89
Retired in 1979 from years of employment at G.C. Murphy Co. in Bluffton and a seamstress since for Main Cleaners and for friends, Helen K. Bussel, 89, formerly of 121 West South St., Bluffton, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Meadowvale Care Center.
A lifelong resident of Wells County, she was born July 19, 1914, at Poneto to Arthur and Mabel Allen McAdam. Her marriage was on Sept. 11, 1938, in Bluffton to Roy V. Bussel, who preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1976.
She was a member of the First United Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, David R. Bussel and Steve A. Bussel, and one daughter, Margaret Ann Bussel, all three of Bluffton; two brothers, John McAdam of Heyden Lake, Idaho, and Roger McAdam of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Terry (Roseann) Irving of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wendell McAdam.
Calling will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Church of Christ with Rev. Neil Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery.
Memorials to the First United Church of Christ or the American Diabetes Association.

James R. McMillan, 51 -- Rites Pending
James R. McMillan, 51, of Liberty Township, Wells County, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in an accident in Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, with full obituary information to be in Thursday’s News-Banner.

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