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News-Banner Obituaries, November 1-7, 2005

Posted: 19 May 2006 12:27PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 19 May 2006 12:39PM GMT
Surnames: Albright, Thompson, Pena, Martin, Graber, Merchant, Isch, Reinhard, Penrod, Garvey, Eisaman, Bates, Vore, Shannon, Brown, Daniels, Gunkel, Simon, Engle, Secrest, Cullen
Obituaries courtesy of News-Banner Publications. Posted with permission.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005

Jerry G. Albright, 61
A pharmacist at Hook's Drugs and Walgreens in Bluffton for many years, Jerry G. Albright, 61, died at 1:04 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at his residence.
Born in LaPorte Nov. 31, 1943 to Jerrold E. and Rose Elizabeth George Albright, he was a 1962 graduate of LaPorte High School and a 1968 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy.
He retired in 2004 from Walgreens and was a volunteer at the Panos Free Clinic since 1993. He was also a Boy Scout leader for several years.
Survivors include a son, Mark A. Albright of Fishers; a brother, Jacob Albright of Feather Falls, Calif.; a sister, Marsha McCrory of Lansing, Ill.; and two grandsons.
A son, Greg, preceded him in death in May of 2000.
Services under the direction of James Poling will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with calling scheduled for Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Indiana or to the Panos Free Clinic.

Doris M. Thompson, 75
Mother of Mrs. Rick (Terri) Oatess of Bluffton, Doris M. Thompson, 75, Marion, died at 12:42 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Heart Center of Indiana in Carmel.
Born Jan. 16, 1930 in Washington, Ind., to Harvey and Pearl Lett Russell, she married Ralph L. Thompson June 7, 1974. He preceded her in death Oct. 25, 2004.
She was a cashier at Hank's Grocery Store in Marion for 35 years until her retirement and was a member of the Church of Christ Woodland Hills.
Additional survivors include two sons, Doug Burris of Three Oaks, Mich., and Rusty Burris of Churubusco; daughters, Mrs. Sam (Sandi) Jones of Marion and Mrs. Patrick (Penny) Sprong of Marion; two step-sons Dan Thompson of Butler, Pa., and Don Thompson of Fishers; two step-daughters, Pam Martin of Indianapolis and Tina Thompson of Jonesboro; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Bonnie) Holt of Marion; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A sister, Margie Fields and a half-brother, Joseph Lee Lett, preceded her in death.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, Marion, will be under the direction of Pastor Bruce Everett. Burial will follow at the Gardens of Memory in Huntington County. Calling from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday will be at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Riley Children's Hospital or to the Church of Christ Woodland Hills.

Richard O. Pena, 78
Father of Gilbert Pena of Ossian, Richard O. Pena, 78, of San Antonio, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Additional survivors include his wife, Patricia, former wife Aurora, of Fort Wayne; sons Richard Jr., Eddie and George, all of Fort Wayne and Richard Jesse Pena of Texas; daughters Gloria Martinez of Racine, Wisc. and Arlene Revalee of Fort Wayne; step-son Robert Benavidez of Texas; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A son, Robert, preceded him in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian with calling one hour prior to services and also from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Opal L. Martin, 90
Opal L. Martin, 90, Warren, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Born in Lancaster, Ind., on May 21, 1915 to Eber and Lela Pearl Hoover Schiedler, she married Lloyd W. Martin on April 4, 1937 in Atlanta, Ind.; he survives.
A 1933 graduate of Lancaster H.S. in Lancaster and a 1937 graduate of Marion College, she was a school teacher for 30 years and had been the director of Special Education at Richmond Schools. She was a member of the Lancaster Wesleyan Church and a resident of Warren since 2000, having moved from West Palm Beach, Fla.
Other survivors include a son, Ted Martin of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Linda Gaddis of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a sister, Mary Winterholter of Warren; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Schiedler.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Glancy Funeral Homes, H. Brown & Son Chapel in Warren. Services will be held there Thursday at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Doug Sharrad officiating.
Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County.

Reuben Graber, 10 —Rites Pending
Reuben Graber, 10, of Bryant died Monday evening, Oct. 31, 2005, at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis from complications of a liver transplant. Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.



Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005

D. Maxine Merchant, 82
D. Maxine Merchant, 82, of Montpelier died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at United Methodist Memorial Home, Warren.
She worked at Wells Community Hospital in the housekeeping department, retiring in 1983.
She was born July 17, 1923, in Greenfield to Margaret (Mefford) and Samuel E. Cole, and attended Greenfield High School. Her marriage in Greenfield on March 3, 1940, was to James W. Merchant, who preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1966.
Survivors include three daughters, Frances Confer of Montpelier, Mrs. William (Linda) Abbott Jr. of Greentown, and Mrs. Dewayne (Marcy) Harshman of Fort Wayne; a son, James Stephen Merchant of Hartford City; two sisters, Edna Martin of Indianapolis and Annabel Randol of Springfield, Ohio; three brothers, Joseph Cole of Greenfield, Elmer Cole of Spiceland and Thomas Cole of Maxwell; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Ferguson, Mary Walls and Katherine Smith; and three brothers, Dale, Lloyd and William Cole. Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Glancy Funeral Homes - Walker Chapel, Montpelier.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Billy Stanton officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Muncie. Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association, Indianapolis.

Donald G. Isch, 65
A former Bluffton resident until 2004, Donald G. Isch, 65, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his home in Berne.
Mr. Isch was employed at Bluffton Rubber Co. for 24 years, retiring in 2004. He also worked at Lambert Construction in Berne.
A 1958 graduate of Berne High School, he was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.
Mr. Isch was born in 1940 in Bluffton to Ervin and Anna L. (Gerber) Isch. His mother, of Bluffton, survives.
His marriage in Bluffton on Dec. 15, 1974, was to Judy Marlene Steffen, who survives.
Other survivors include three brothers, Charles Isch and Barry Isch, both of Bluffton, and Stanley Isch of Decatur.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bluffton North Apostolic Christian Church with ministers of the church officiating.
Calling is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

Ephriam ‘Ed’ Reinhard, 96
Ephriam “Ed” Reinhard, 96, of Berne died Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, 2005, at Swiss Village, Berne.
Mr. Reinhard was engaged in farming. He also worked at Berne Milk Condensory, and served as custodian of the M.R.E. Cemetery for 14 years.
He moved in 1965 to Florida, where he was employed in landscaping. He later returned to Berne. He was a member of the Cross United Church of Christ.
Mr. Reinhard was born July 5, 1909, in Adams County to Katherine (Kipfer) and Daniel O. Reinhard. His marriage on Sept. 2, 1933, was to the former Roberta Whitehouse, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Pat (Lou Ann) Stover of Griffin, Ga., Mrs. Van (Sharon) Wulliman and Mrs. Charlie (Arlene) Fell, both of Berne, and Mrs. Orla (Carol) Kuhn of Bryant; a son, Edward of Griffin, Ga.; a foster son, Larry Adams of Berne; a sister, Sylvia Reinhard of Bluffton; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry; and siblings Ulrich, Alphie, Aaron and Amos.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cross United Church of Christ with Rev. Randall Luther officiating.
Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Burial will be in M.R.E. Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Cross United Church of Christ or Swiss Village Endowment.

Reuben C.R. Graber, 10
Reuben C.R. Graber, 10, of rural Portland died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis from complications from a liver transplant. He was born June 11, 1995, in Jay County to Daniel C. and Anna R. Hilty Graber, who survive. He was Old Order Amish.
Survivors include three sisters, Leah, Elizabeth and Anna Graber, and three brothers, Daniel, Chris and David Graber, all of Jay County; his maternal grandfather, Reuben S. Hilty of Seymour, Mo.; and paternal grandparents Christian and Elizabeth Schwartz Graber of Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Leah Graber Hilty.
Calling is from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the David Graber residence, 4171N 550W, Pennville. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the David Graber residence.
Burial will be at Pennville Amish Cemetery, Jay County.

Jerry G. Albright, 61
A pharmacist at Hook's Drugs and Walgreens in Bluffton for many years, Jerry G. Albright, 61, died at 1:04 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at his residence.
Born in LaPorte Oct. 31, 1943 to Jerrold E. and Rose Elizabeth George Albright, he was a 1962 graduate of LaPorte High School and a 1968 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy.
He retired in 2004 from Walgreens and was a volunteer at the Panos Free Clinic since 1993. He was also a Boy Scout leader for several years.
Survivors include a son, Mark A. Albright of Fishers; a brother, Jacob Albright of Feather Falls, Calif.; a sister, Marsha McCrory of Lansing, Ill.; and two grandsons.
A son, Greg, preceded him in death in May of 2000.
Services under the direction of James Poling will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with calling scheduled for Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Indiana or to the Panos Free Clinic.
(The above obituary is being re-published to provide corrected information)



Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005

Martha Ann Penrod, 67
Martha Ann Penrod, 67, of rural Keystone died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She attended the former Vera Cruz School and Training Center, and enjoyed drawing and doing crafts.
Born Dec. 19, 1937, in Bluffton, she was a daughter of Fred A. and Mabel J. (Musselman) Penrod. She is survived by her mother in Keystone.
Other survivors include a sister, Mary Jane Reiling of Keystone; a brother, Harold E. Penrod of Montpelier; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, John A. Penrod.
Calling is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren.
Memorials are to the donor’s choice.

Eileen Mary Garvey, 81
A longtime, dedicated member of the Wells County Creative Arts Council, Eileen Mary Garvey, 81, of Bluffton, died at 6:08 a.m. today, Nov. 3, 2005, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England on Oct. 10, 1924, to Alfred Reginald and Elsie Mary Orchard Boeree, she married William Garvey in South Bend on Oct. 25, 1952. He survives.
A resident of England until 1950, she moved to Indiana in 1952. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School for Girls in Plymouth, England, and attended Plymouth and Devenport Technical Colleges, Domestic Science College, University of Rhode Island and IPFW, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree. She also earned a domestic science teaching degree while residing in England.
Mrs. Garvey was a member of the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, Foltz Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church. She served 20 years on the board of directors of the Wells County Creative Arts Council.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael John Garvey of Carmel; and three grandsons.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph William Garvey; and by two brothers.
Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Dominique Carboneau officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Wells County Creative Arts Council or to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

John Eisaman, 59 —Rites Pending
John Eisaman, 59, of Bluffton died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, Bluffton Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, the former Roberta Gerber. A full obituary will appear in Friday's News-Banner. Rites are pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.

Helen I. Bates, 77 — Rites Pending
Rites are pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel for Helen I. Bates, 77, who died Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren.

Ruby J. Vore, 86 —Rites Pending
Ruby J. Vore, 86, of Bluffton died this morning at Christian Care Retirement Community. Rites are pending at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home.



Friday, Nov. 4, 2005

John R. Eisaman, 59
John R. Eisaman, 59, of rural Bluffton, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center..
He was born in Louisville, Ky., March 26, 1946, the son of Doctor Jack and Mary Alice Ringo Eisaman. He married the former Roberta Gerber Jan. 16, 1965 in Bluffton. His wife and step-mother, Mary Eisaman, survive.
A 1966 graduate of Bluffton High School, he was a member of the Bluffton First United Methodist Church and was an independent truck driver for 35 years.
Additional survivors include two sons, John R. of Bluffton and Jack W. of Craigville; two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Jeanette) Ringger of Glen Allen, Ark., and Mrs. Michael (Julie) Swayney of Hunterville, N.C.; a sister, Jean Tillet, Arkansas; and 21 grandchildren.
A sister, Judy Schroeder, preceded him in death.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday under the direction of Nick Ringger will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Calling at the funeral home will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the National Heart Association.

Helen I. Bates, 77
A former Ossian resident, Helen I. Bates, 77, died at the Warren United Methodist Memorial Home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Born in Wells County Feb. 26, 1928 to LaRue and Jennie Weikel Roudebush, she married Homer E. Bates April 22, 1950 in Zanesville. He survives.
A member of the Ossian United Methodist Church, she was a graduate of the Lutheran School of Nursing and had worked as a private duty registered nurse.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas W. of Ossian, Timothy N. of Fort Wayne and Bruce A. of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. William (Janis S.) Mettler of Bluffton and Mrs. Stan (Jill) Horton of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Clara) Harter of Bluffton and Edna Kern of Williamsburg, N.M.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Stuckul and Jane Reusser.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Revs. Tim Dilley and Lloyd Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Markle Cemetery.
Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ruby J. Vore, 86
A resident of Christian Care Retirement Community, Ruby J. Vore, 86, died at her residence at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Born in Wells County Sept. 8, 1919, to Chancy and Pearl Ruby Wilson, she married Harold T. "Red" Vore in Bluffton in July of 1966. He preceded her in death March 9, 1977.
A member of the Bluffton First United Methodist Church, she was a 1937 graduate of Bluffton High School and worked for 20 years as a deputy county assessor, retiring in 1975. She was also a member of the Sigma Phi Gamma and a Gold Star member of the American Legion Post #111 Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Pete Bishop of Austin, Texas, and Michael Bishop of Quito, Ecuador; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Sandy) Garcia of Bluffton and Mrs. Paul (Marilyn) Grimes of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Belle Call of Bluffton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Bishop, who was killed in Vietnam in 1968.
Services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday will be at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Cindy Osgood. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Calling hours are at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Christian Care Retirement Community or the Alzheimer's Support Group.

Gerald Shannon — Rites Pending
Gerald Shannon of Keystone died this morning, Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at United Methodist Memorial Home, Warren. Arrangements are pending at Glancy Funeral Homes - Walker Chapel, Montpelier.

John "Jack" G. Brown, 86
The father of Dr. David Brown of Bluffton, John "Jack" G. Brown, 86, of Erie, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Mr. Brown and his wife were owners of Washington Cleaners from 1934 until their retirement in 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and then the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was an active member of First Alliance Church, Erie.
Born in Detroit to George and Amelia Boyd Brown on Feb. 4, 1919, Mr. Brown lived most of his life in Erie.
Survivors, in addition to the Bluffton son, include his wife of 64 years, Mary Shepherd Brown; a daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Connie) Longenberger of Emmaus, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held recently in Erie. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Erie. Preferred memorials are to the Great Commission Fund, in care of First Alliance Church, Erie.


Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005

John R. Eisaman, 59
John R. Eisaman, 59, of rural Bluffton, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center..
He was born in Louisville, Ky., March 26, 1946, the son of Doctor Jack and Mary Alice Ringo Eisaman. He married the former Roberta Gerber Jan. 16, 1965 in Bluffton. His wife and step-mother, Mary Eisaman, survive.
A 1966 graduate of Bluffton High School, he was a member of the Bluffton First United Methodist Church and was an independent truck driver for 35 years.
Additional survivors include two sons, John R. of Bluffton and Jack W. of Craigville; two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Jeanette) Ringger of Glen Allen, Alaska, and Mrs. Michael (Julie) Swayney of Hunterville, N.C.; a sister, Jean Tillet, Arkansas; and 21 grandchildren.
A sister, Judy Schroeder, preceded him in death.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. today under the direction of Nick Ringger will be at Goodwin Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the National Heart Association.
(The above obituary is being re-published to provide additional information)

Gerald Shannon, 94
Gerald Shannon, 94, of Keystone died Friday morning, Nov. 4, 2005, at United Methodist Memorial Home, Warren.
Mr. Shannon was a farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau. He was a 1931 graduate of Montpelier High School. He was an active member of Montpelier Church of Christ, where he was a Sunday school teacher, elder and board member for many years.
He was born Sept. 2, 1911, in Blackford County to Virgil and Minnie May Jackson Shannon. His marriage on Nov. 4, 1937, in Poneto was to the former Berneice Nusbaumer, who survives. Friday was their 68th wedding anniversary.
Other survivors include a son, Gary Shannon of Keystone; a brother, Donald Shannon of Poneto; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by siblings Francis Shannon, Enzie Tarr and Ralph Evers.
Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Glancy Funeral Homes - Walker Chapel, Montpelier.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Don Paden officiating.
Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Montpelier.


Monday, Nov. 7, 2005

Richard Nelson Daniels, 68
Richard Nelson Daniels, 68, of rural Bluffton died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Veterans Hospital, Marion. He had been in failing health the past seven years.
Mr. Daniels worked for 10 years for the Indiana Department of Transportation, retiring in 1996. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1957 to 1959, and a Disabled American Veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 111.
Born Sept. 25, 1937, in Middletown, Ohio, to Richard and Ruth (Womble) Daniels, his marriage in Bluffton on March 29, 1971, was to Audrey M. (Harris) Daniels, who survives.
Other survivors include children Joe Daniels of Columbia City, Doreen Schuerman of New Haven, Donald Bradburn, Sue Crum and Brian Bradburn, all of Bluffton, and Tina Mills of Montpelier; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Walter Graeflin officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 111.
Preferred memorials are to the family.

Marvin J. Gunkel, 71
The father of Alan Gunkel of Ossian, Marvin J. Gunkel, 71, of Fort Wayne died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at his residence.
Mr. Gunkel was born July 2, 1934, in Fort Wayne. He was an equipment technician at GTE for 39 years, retiring in 1994. A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola, he was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors in addition to the son in Ossian include his wife, Ruby of Fort Wayne; daughters Mrs. Bill (Ginny) Hatfield of Churubusco and Mrs. Don (Sue) Swangin of Fort Wayne; sons Jim Gunkel and Andy Gunkel, both of Fort Wayne, and Scott Gunkel of Churubusco; a sister, Margie Harvey; brothers Norman Gunkel and Ron Gunkel; 25 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn DeGrandchamp.
Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. The rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola.
Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Preferred memorials are to St. Patrick Catholic Church - Come Grow With Us Building Fund or to masses.

Emma M. Simon, 92
Emma M. Simon, 92, of Swiss Village at Berne died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
A homemaker, Mrs. Simon was born June 11, 1913, in Wells County to Godfrey and Elizabeth Minger Rauch. She was married Aug. 12, 1933, in Berne to Victor Simon, who preceded her in death in 1996. Mrs. Simon was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Larry Simon of Wolcottville; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters Leah Bertsch, Lena Christener, Frieda Lehman and Hilda Steffen; and brothers Jay, Calvin, Alfred, Jeff and Irvin Rauch.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with Rev. Craig Maven officiating.
Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in M.R.E. Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Trinity United Methodist Church Missions or Gideons International.


Mae Irene Engle, 89 —Rites Pending
Mae Irene Engle, 89, Bluffton died Sunday evening, Nov. 6, 2005, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home.

Dreama S. Secrest, 58
Dreama S. Secrest, 58, of Montpelier died at 8:08 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
Mrs. Secrest was a homemaker and also cared for foster children. She also had worked at B.R.C. in Montpelier, and attended Montpelier Church of the Nazarene.
She was born June 23, 1947, in Maple Fork, W.Va., to Clarence and Betty (Williams) Emerson. Her mother survives in Elyria, Ohio. Mrs. Secrest attended Elyria High School.
Her marriage in Elyria on Aug. 1, 1964, was to Roger E. Secrest, who survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. David (Shonia) Nicholson of Montpelier; an adopted daughter, Mrs. John (Kimberly) Hudson of Hartford City; two sons, Anthony Secrest of Hartford City and David Secrest of Montpelier; a brother, Gary Emerson of Wellington, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Glancy Funeral Homes - Walker Chapel, Montpelier.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Lloyd Miller officiating.
Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.

Donna M. Cullen, 61
Donna M. Cullen, 61, of rural Portland died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Jay County Hospital, Portland.
Mrs. Cullen graduated from Lorain High School in Lorain, Ohio, and attended Kent State University. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Muncie.
She was born Aug. 20, 1944, in Chicago to Douglas and Elizabeth (Wallace) Richards. Her mother survives and resides in Amherst, Ohio. Her marriage on July 17, 1964, was to Jack H. Cullen, who survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Jacqueline) Price of rural Pennville, Mrs. Gary (Heather) Binegar of rural Dunkirk and Mrs. Larry (Jozette) Stone of rural Portland; a sister, Gloria Dodson of Amherst; a brother, Douglas Richards of Amherst; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Calling is from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pennville Chapel of Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Father Tom Blake officiating.
Preferred memorials are to the family.

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