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Obituaries from Bluffton News-Banner, Jan 19-25, 2001

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Obituaries from Bluffton News-Banner, Jan 19-25, 2001

Posted: 31 Jul 2001 1:49PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Maggart, Norton, Walser, Reichert, Zimmerman, Harter, Guldice, Rahn, Williams, Bean, Fear, Baker, Koester, Gladieux, Miller, Dickson, Bennett, Kelley, Ziegler, Bantz, Pulley, Smith, Lex, McFarren, Rice, Mahnensmith, Call, Pursley, Carson, Baller, Call
Obituaries courtesy of News-Banner publications, posted with permission.

Jan. 19, 2001

John M. Maggart Sr., 74
John M. Maggart Sr., 74, of 4020 Ash Rd., died at 12:05 a.m. today at his home.
He retired in 1985 after 20 years with Renner 6;s Express.
Mr. Maggart was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II from 1944 to 1947, serving in northern France.
He was a 1944 graduate of Liberty Center High School and a member of the Reiffsburg United Methodist Church and Bluffton American Legion Post 111.
He was born in Columbia City June 12, 1926 to Daltie and Covinna Cornish Maggart. His marriage at Liberty Center took place on June 3, 1951. His wife, Mona, survives.
Other survivors include a son, John M. of Angola; a daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Michelle) Caccamo of Keystone; a sister, Mrs. Wanda Armantrout of Huntington; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Monday will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Borgman Sr. and Rev. James Swan officiating. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery.
Visitation hours at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel will be Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Southern Wells High School Band.

Leota Terhune Norton, 95
Leota Terhune Norton, 95, in failing health since October, died at 3:20 a.m. today at Christian Care Retirement Center.
She was a 1924 graduate of Liberty Center High School and was raised by her grandparents, Marion and Belle Goodspeed, in Poneto.
She worked as a cook at Petroleum High School for nine years and at the Bowling Center for 10 years.
Mrs. Norton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton, the Farm Bureau and the Nottingham Extension Club and a former member of the American Cancer Society and the Easter Seal Association.
She was born in Wells County Dec. 29, 1905 to Clyde and Opal Goodspeed Walser. A first marriage on Oct. 24, 1924 was to Ray Terhune, who died Oct. 12, 1966; her second marriage on July 4, 1976 was to Harold Norton, who died Nov. 5, 1990.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Garth (Phyllis) Welches of Markle and Mrs. Greg (Becky) Starr of Ossian; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A brother, Hillard Walser, died in 1954.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, where calling hours will be Sunday from 12 noon to 8 p.m. and Monday for an hour prior to services.
Larry Sprinkle and Mike Wertenberger will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery.
Memorials to Christian Care.


Wanda R. Reichert, 81
A native of Ossian, Wanda R. Reichert, 81, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana.
She retired in 1981 from the testing and clerical departments of Fort Wayne Community Schools after 13 years.
Surviving are her husband, Donald; two daughters, Linda Burket of Birmingham Mich., and Sandra Fortson of Indianapolis; a sister, Elva Robinson of Ossian; a brother, Wendell Hilsmier of Ossian; and four grandchildren.
Services at 1 p.m. Monday will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 South Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Calling hours at Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne, will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Monday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to the church or to Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Northeast Indiana.

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Jan. 20, 2001

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Jan. 22, 2001

Ruth I. Zimmerman, 89
A retired nurse’s aide at Bluffton, Ruth I. Zimmerman, 89, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village in Berne, where she had resided since 1989. She had been in failing health four years.
Mrs. Zimmerman retired in 1979 from Caylor-Nickel Medical Center in Bluffton after 21 years as a nurse’s aide.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne.
She was born in Jay County March 20, 1911 to Henry and Jessie England Harter. Her marriage on April 20, 1929 in Nottingham Township, Wells County, was to Kenneth Zimmerman, who died in April 1973.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Norma Jean) Godsey of Bluffton and Mrs. Paul (Carol) Carnes of rural Poneto; a son, Rev. Paul Zimmerman of Washington Court House, Ohio; two bro thers, Clyde and Charles Harter, both of Bluffton; 13 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A son, James L.; two brothers, Carl and Earl Harter; and a sister, Martelle Bickel, are deceased.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home with Rev. Don Hosier and Rev. Anita Rediger officiating. Burial will be in Alberson Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday for one hour prior to services. Preferred memorials to Swiss Village in Berne


Carl W. Guldice, 67 -- Rites Pending
Carl W. Guldice, 67, of Leesburg, died this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Services are pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton.


Richard H. Rahn, 79
Father of Edwin L. Rahn of Ossian, Richard H. Rahn, 79, of Huntington, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
Mr. Rahn retired in 1976 from the Erie Lackawanna Railroad after 35 years. He was a locomotive engineer.
He was a 1939 graduate of Huntington High School and received a degree in drafting at Tri-State College in Angola.
During World War II, Mr. Rahn served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Huntington, 56-year member of the Huntington Masonic Lodge 483, and member of the Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne, Order of Eastern Star Floral Chapter 75 at Huntington, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Union 221, and Huntington VFW Post 2689.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 18, 1921 to Elmer H. and Faith Emely Rahn. His marriage on Dec. 31, 1942 in Denver, Colo., was to Ireta M. Farrell, who survives.
Also surviving are another son, Dennis R. of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Lowell (Charlotte) Ellabarger of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services at Bailey-Love Mortuary in Huntington will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Marti Lundy and Rev. Lyle Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery in Huntington County.
Visitation hours at the mortuary are today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 .
A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Memorials to Huntington Home Health Care & Hospice or to Erie Lackawanna Historical Society-Archives.


Vera Williams, 85
Vera Williams, 85, of Montpelier, died at 1:56 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hartford City.
A homemaker, she was an organist at Pleasantdale United Methodist Church, rural Montpelier, and a member of the Merry Maids Home Economics Club.
She was born in Delaware County June 27, 1915 to Mark and Myrtle Hartley Curry. Her marriage at Millgrove on Aug, 27, 1932 was to Leroy O. Williams, who died Nov. 11, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Gene Williams of Montpelier; two daughters, Janice “Jan” Younkin of Dunkirk and Mrs. Kay (Linda) Wolfe of Hartford City; and eight grandchildren. A sister and a brother are deceased.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, at Montpelier, with Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory at Muncie.
Calling hours at the funeral home are today from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Montpelier-Harrison Township Cancer Society.


James L. Bean
Father of Teri Klefeker of Ossian, James L. Bean of LaOtto, died Friday at his home.
He was a native and former resident of Fort Wayne and retired in 1985 from Lincoln National Life Insurance Co.
Mr. Bear was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a past president of WBCCI,
In addition to the daughter at Ossian, he is survived by his wife, Shirley; a son, Ronald A. of Fort Wayne; a brother, Edward D. of Van Buren, Ark.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.,m. Tuesday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, where calling hours are today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Entombment will be in Highland Park Cemetery.
Memorials to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) capital improvement fund.

Toleen Fear, 73
Toleen Fear, 73, of Montpelier, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday at Blackford County Hospital in Hartford City.
Mrs. Fear was a member of American Legion Post 156 Auxiliary in Montpelier.
She was born April 24, 1927, in Wooten, Ky., where she attended school, to Gus and Grace Baker. Her marriage at Montpelier on Nov. 3, 1950 was to Paul E. Fear, who survives.
Other survivors include her mother, Nettie (Thomas) Baker of Huntington; a son, Paul Fear of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Jane Ann) Herring of Montpelier; five sisters, Mrs. Sam (Thelma) Lloyd, Mrs. Steve (Ginnie) Poff, Peggy Barker and Helen Bake r, all of Huntington, and Fern Vincent of Hartford City; four brothers, Dan Baker of Madison, Tom Baker of Warren, John Baker of Houston, Texas, and Rev. Clarence Baker of Hartford City; and three grandchildren. A sister, Grace Baker, is deceased.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, at Montpelier, where calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Rev. Frank Rodgers will officiate and burial will be in Brookside Memorial Park at Montpelier. Memorials to Montpelier EMS.Clark L. Reed, 68
Clark L. Reed, 68, of Decatur, father of Todd Reed of Bluffton, died Saturday at Adams County Hospital in Decatur.
He was born in New Corydon and was a supervisor at Central Soya, retiring after 46 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. N avy during the Korean War.
In addition to the son at Bluffton, he is survived by his wife, Connie; two other sons, Kirk of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sean of Creston, Calif.; a daughter, Suzanne M. Reed Fletcher of Decatur; a sister, Sharon Wellman of Decatur; and eight grandchildren.
Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday will be at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, with calling hours there Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant or to donor’s choice.


Judith K. Koester, 47
Judith K. Koester, 47, of Fort Wayne, a former teacher in the Bluffton Middle School, died Saturday at her residence. She was employed as a resource teacher in the Fort Wayne Community Schools.
Miss Koester was a member of the executive board of the F ort Wayne Education Association and a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
She was born in Fort Wayne May 19, 1953 to Ivan and Phyllis Gladieux. Her father is deceased and her mother resides in Fort Wayne.
Surviving also are four sisters, Jeanne Johnson and Mary Hinsenkamp, both of Fort Wayne, Barbara Schuller of Royal Oak, Mich., and Gloria Gladieux of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Richard Gladieux of Fort Wayne and Ronald Gladieux of Big Cabin, Okla.; and a companion, Bill Gist.
A Mass of Resurrection will,be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Rd., Fort Wayne.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd., with a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.. Memorials to Northeast Indiana Hospital or to Susan B. Komen Foundation.

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Jan. 23, 2001

Vaughn ‘Bud’ Miller, 38
A worker for the past 15 years at Sterling Casting Co. in Bluffton, Vaughn “Bud” Miller, 38, of rural Montpelier, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was a graduate in 1981 of Blackford High School and was a member of the International Glass Molders & Pottery Union and of the Boy Scouts of America Pack 3438 in Montpelier.
Mr. Miller was born in Hartford City Dec. 30, 1962. His father, Max Joe Miller resides at Dunkirk and his mother, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) Sage resides at Montpelier. His marriage on Sept. 30, 1988 in Montpelier was to the former Doris Myers, who survives.
Surviving also are a son, Austin Burr Miller of Montpelier; a stepdaughter, Amber Bennett of Montpelier; three brothers, John L. Miller of Hartford City, Kirk Sage of Millgrove and Mark Miller of Dunkirk; three sisters, Kathy Sage of Austin, Texas, Janet Souders of Kendallville and Theresa McGough of Amity, Ariz.; his father-in-law, Harrold Myers of Montpelier; his mother-in-law, Virginia Townsend of Bluffton; and a brother-in-law, Willie Myers of Warsaw.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel, at Montpelier, where calling hours will be Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.
Rev. Frank Rodgers and Rev. Ken Horning will officiate at rites and burial will be in Brookside Memorial Park at Montpelier. Memorials to the Miller Family Children.


Gerald Duane Dickson, 51
Gerald Duane Dickson, 51, nephew of Bluffton resident Gary P. Dickson, died Thursday at Community Hospital in Bremen.
He was born in Portland May 28, 1949 to Duane and Helen Myers Dickson. He was a member of the County Line Brethren Church at Lapaz.
In addition to the uncle at Bluffton, he is survived by his mother, Helen Dickson of Plymouth; four daughters, Amy Schneider of Sycamore, Ill., Jody Dickson and Julie Dickson, both of Apapka, Fla., and Ashley Dickson of Sturgis, Mich.; two sons, Greg of Belvidere, Ill., and Robert of Sturgis, Mich.; a brother, Donald, and a sister, Candace, both of Bremen; and six grandsons.
His father, Rev. Duane Dickson, preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2000.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Spencer and Williams Funeral Home in Pennville with visitation for an hour prior to rites. Burial will be in Twin Hills Cemetery at Pennville.
Memorials to Marshall County Hospice or to County Line Brethren Church in Lapaz.


Wilma Louise Bennett, 83
Wilma Louise Bennett, 83, a native of Wells County, died Jan. 4 at General Hospital in Alpena, Mich. She had resided at Hillman Nursing Center.
She and her late husband, John “Jack” Bennett, had lived in the Lewiston, Mich., area prior to his death in 1954. They al so had operated Bennett’s Grocery Store in Atlanta, Mich., from 1946 to 1953.
Mrs. Bennett was born in Petroleum May 12, 1917 to Justus L. and Della Bouse Kelley. Her marriage took place in Bluffton on May 23, 1937.
Surviving are a son, William of Hillman, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Bennett of Auburn Hills, Mich.; a stepsister, Harriett J. Coolman of Decatur; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert; a sister, a stepbrother and a great-grandson.
Following Mrs. Bennett’s wishes, her body was donated to the University of Michigan Medical School.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Wachterhauser Funeral Home handled arrangements.


Carl W. Guldice, 67
Funeral services for Carl W. Guldice, 67, of Leesburg, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton.
Calling hours at the funeral chapel will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Guldice died at 5:45 a.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was employed for 20 years with Wayne Metal Products.
Mr. Guldice was a veteran of U.S. Army service during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 253 at North Webster.
He was born at Hartford City Jan. 17, 1934 to William and Mary Lingo Guldice. His marriage at Bluffton on June 25, 1965 was to Betty O. Hawk, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael L. of Huntington; a brother, Winfred of Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Stinson of Poneto and Mrs. Charles (Maxine) Engle of Columbus,Ohio; and three grandchildren.
A service also will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at St. Anne’s Home, 1900 Randalia Dr., Fort Wayne, where visitation will be for two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Bluffton.

Scott E. Ziegler, 35
Scott E. Ziegler, 35, of rural Huntington, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He was employed 12 years with International Truck and Development Technical Center (formerly Navistar) in Fort Wayne, where he was manager of Powertrain Electrical.
Mr. Ziegler lived most of his life in Huntington County and was a member of the Markle United Methodist Church, where h e served on the Administrative Council, and a member of the Huntington County Farm Bureau Credit Union Audit Committee.
He was a graduate in 1984 of Huntington North High School and attained an electrical engineer technologies degree (BSEET) in 1996 from Purdue University. He also attended IPFW in Fort Wayne, where he was working toward a master’s degree.
He was born Dec. 9, 1965 at Charleston, S.C., to Rex E. and Nancy Mills Ziegler, who survive and reside at Huntington. His marriage in Markle on Aug. 8, 1987 was to Angela J. Bonner, who survives.
Additional survivors are a son, Michael, at home; a daughter, Angela Nicole, at home; a brother, Dan Ziegler of Huntington; a sister, Sharon Ziegler of Houston, Texas; and his paternal grandfather, Therl Ziegler of Huntington.
Services at Markle United Methodist Church will be Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Tim Dilley officiating. Burial will be in Markle Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary in Huntington and Friday at the church for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to Michael and Ashley Ziegler Fund.


Joyce Anne Bantz, 60
Joyce Anne Bantz, 60, of Hartford City, died at 4:10 a.m. Monday at Lakeland Rehab & Health Center in Milford.
She was retired from Overhead Door Co. in Hartford City, where she was employed an an accounts clerk from 1958 to 2000.
She was member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bantz had resided in Wells County in her early years and was a graduate of Chester Center High School.
She was born at Hartford City to Dale and Madge J. Berrier Pulley. Her mother died in 1978 and her father survives and resides at Montpelier. Her marriage at Montpelier on June 17, 1961 was to Jerry Edwin Bantz, who survives also.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. David (Julia A.) Staker of Warsaw; a son, Jeffry of West Milton, Ohio; two sisters, Janet Kraner of Montpelier and Mrs. Mack (Judy) Buckland of Warren; a brother, James D. Pulley of Decatur; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City with Rev. Merlyn Cox officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Wells County. Visitation hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time for services at the funeral Home.
Memorials to Asbury Chapel Cemetery.


Viola ‘Bo’ Smith, 62
Viola “Bo” Smith, 62, of Hartford City, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hartford City.
She retired in 2000 from the housekeeping department at Taylor University, where she worked for 22 years. She was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church and the Hartford City Moose Lodge.
She was born in Hamilton County in Tennessee June 18, 1938 to Paul Charles and Erma McCaffrey Lex. Her marriage in October 1987 was to Obie Smith, who survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Chris (Debra A.) Gipson of Hartford City and Mrs. Benny (Chey A.) Rivera of Perth Amboy, N.J.; son, Richard L. Dilly of French Lick; a stepson, Kevin Smith of Montpelier; three brothers, Jack W. Sider of Marion, Pa ul Lex Jr., and John M. Lex, both of Hartford City; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Patricia) Huckleberry, Mrs. Jim (Rosetta) Whitesell and Mrs. Ed (Mary) Blevins, all of Hartford City; and nine grandchildren. A son, Michael, and a brother are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Hartford City with Rev. Arthur Vanderhoff officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory at Muncie.
Visitation hours at Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City will be Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. Thursday until time for services at the church.
Memorials to the family.

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Jan. 24, 2001

Harold McFarren, 79
Harold McFarren, 79, a retired Franklin Electric Co., employee, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at his residence at 534 East Wiley Ave.
He was a veteran of U.S. Army service during World War II and was a member of the United Methodist Church at Poneto.
Mr. McFarren was born in Wells County Dec. 19, 1921, a son of Ernest and Della Harris McFarren. A first marriage at Poneto on Aug. 31, 1946 was to Joan Oswalt, who died March 19, 1975; his second marriage on Nov. 2, 1975 at Poneto was to Doris J. Shaw, who survives.
In addition, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard B. (Sharon) Abbott of Bluffton; a son, Jack McFarren of Bluffton; four stepchildren, Mrs. Daniel (Rose) Anderson, Mrs. Thomas (Carolyn) Mechling, Mrs. Calvin (Marolyn) Roth and Mrs. Larry (Vickie) Boots, all of Bluffton; a brother, Charles M. McFarren of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Correll of Peru, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Campbell of Bluffton and Mrs. Joy (Bonnie) Thompson of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A sister is deceased.
Services at 2 p.m. Friday will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where visitation hours will be Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 12 noon until time for services.
Rev. Mike Smith will officiate and burial will be in Stahl Cemetery.
Memorials to Poneto United Methodist Church or to Hospice Health Care of Berne.

Frank B. Rice, 75
Frank B. Rice, 75, of Ossian, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He worked in sheet metal construction for Sheet Metal Union Local 20. Mr. Rice attended the Living Faith Missionary Church at Yoder and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born at Huntington Feb. 6, 1925 to Frank B. and Flossie Howey Rice. His marriage on Dec. 4, 1948 at Huntington was to Joy Murphy, who survives.
Surviving also are three sons, David of Urbana, Terry of Ossian and Jeff of Venice, Fla.; two sisters, Freda Schilly of Arlington, Texas, and Florence Gor man of Sarasota, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Two brothers, Fred and Floyd, are deceased.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Elzey & Haggard Funeral Home, Ossian Chapel, with Rev. Floyd Vieth officiating. Burial will be in Star of Hope Cemetery at Huntington.
Calling hours at the funeral chapel will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday for one hour prior to services.
Memorials to Living Faith Missionary Church.


Mary Mahnensmith, 75
Mary Mahnensmith, 75, a former resident of Ossian, died Monday at her home in Holt, Mich.
A homemaker and widow of William Mahnensmith, who died in 1998, she was born in Boston, Mass., Dec. 3, 1925.
Surviving are a daughter, Sue Sholty of Holt; a brother, Rockey Antonellie of Boston; seven grandchildren; and many relatives in the Ossian area.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Holt Chapel of Estes-Leavley Funeral Home in Holt, Mich., where calling hours were Tuesday and today.
Other arrangements are by Elzey & Haggard Funeral Home at Ossian.


Donald E. Call, 74 -- Rites Pending
Donald E. Call, 74, of Huntington, formerly of Converse, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington. Funeral arrangements are pending at Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel.




Bonnie Pursley, 72--Rites Pending
Bonnie Pursley, 72, of Bluffton, died this morning at her home. She is the widow of Halbert Pursley. Funeral ar rangements are pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.

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Jan. 25, 2001

Logan ‘Jett’ Carson, 7
Logan “Jett” Carson, 7, a first grader at Bluffton Elementary School, died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was the son of Randy E. and Rhonda Souder Carson, 928 West Cherry St., and was born in Wells County July 13, 1993.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Kenny J. Williams and Chris E. Williams; a sister, Amber J. Williams, all of Bluffton; his grandparents, Ronald and Wilma Souder of Bluffton; and several aunts and uncles.
Grandparents Earl and Ester Carson are deceased.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dave Terhune officiating. Burial will be in Stahl Cemetery.
Calling hours at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel will be Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until time for services.
Memorials to the family.


Bonnie Lou Pursley, 72
Funeral services for Bonnie Lou Pursley, 72, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
Visitation hours will be Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Mrs. Pursley, who was housewife and worked at the former Dutch Mill Restaurant, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday her home at 302 East Central Ave.
She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Born at Andrews Nov. 18, 1928, she was a daughter of Simon P. and Mildred Eastes Baller. Her marriage at Angola on Nov. 22, 1947 was to Halbert Pursley, who died Aug. 12, 1985.
Surviving are a son, Denton Pursley of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Lisa) Mitchell of Fort Wayne and Ms. Tamara Haver of St. Joe, Ind.; three brothers, Gale “Smokie” Baller, Jim Baller and Steve Baller, all of Bluffton; a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Winnie) Markley of Bluffton; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery at Ossian. Memorials to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana.


Genevieve Christman, 93 - - Rites Pending
Genevieve Christman, 93, died at Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation this morning. She was the widow of William T. Christman. Arrangements pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.


Donald E. Call, 75
A 2 p.m. Saturday funeral service will be conducted for Donald E. Call, 75, of Huntington, who died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.
Calling hours at Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday for one hour prior to services.
Mr. Call worked in manufacturing at S.H. Bowers and Sons Furniture in Bowerstown in Huntington County.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was born April 9, 1925 in Huntington County to William F. and Mary E. Snowden Call.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Alice Call of Winter Park, Fla.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, five sisters, and a half-sister.
Rev. Eugene Vickery will officiate at rites and interment will be in Union Cemetery in Huntington County.
Memorials to Summer Children’s Camp of the First Church of the Nazarene, 1155 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

Harold McFarren, 79
Harold McFarren, 79, a retired Franklin Electric Co., employee, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at his residence at 534 East Wiley Ave.
He was a veteran of U.S. Army service during World War II and was a member of the United Methodist Church at Poneto.
Mr. McFarren was born in Wells County Dec. 19, 1921, a son of Ernest and Della Harris McFarren. A first marriage at Poneto on Aug. 31, 1946 was to Joan Oswalt, who died March 19, 1975; his second marriage on Nov. 2, 1975 at Poneto was to Doris J. Shaw, who survives.
In addition, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard B. (Sharon) Abbott of Bluffton; a son, Jack McFarren of Bluffton; five stepchildren, Mrs. Daniel (Rose) Anderson, Mrs. Thomas (Carolyn) Mechling, Mrs. Calvin (Marolyn) Roth, Timothy Oswalt and Mrs. Larry (Vickie) Boots, all of Bluffton; a brother, Charles M. McFarren of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Correll of Peru, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Campbell of Bluffton and Mrs. Joy (Bonnie) Thompson of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A sister is deceased.
Services at 2 p.m. Friday will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where visitation hours are today from 3 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 12 noon until time for services.
Rev. Mike Smith will officiate and buri al will be in Stahl Cemetery.
Memorials to Poneto United Methodist Church or to Hospice and Home Health Care of Berne.
(The above obituary is being re-published to provide additional information)
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