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Lynda C. Durham 

2012-02-15 / Obituaries








 Lynda Christine Conrad Durham, 53, of Flora, passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:57 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo. Lynda was a retired catering assistant and full-time grandmother.
Lynda was born in Illinois on Feb. 19, 1958, the daughter of Harold Pat Conrad and the late Alice Deanna Conrad. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Flora (Disciples of Christ).
She is survived by two children, Timm Reno (wife: Brandi) of Logansport and Michelle Shirley (husband: Jimmy) of Kokomo; four grandchildren, Skylar and Jimi Shirley, Gaven and Keigen Reno; six brothers, Marvin Manns Jr. of Buffalo, Daniel Conrad of Savannah Tenn., Ron Manns of Illinois, and Alvin Conrad of Florida, Mike and Mark Snodgrass of Ohio; and two sisters, Betty Bartosh of Florida and Kim Stacy of Cheyenne Wyo.; and a longtime friend, Brad Dishon.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice D. Conrad Manns; her stepfather, Marvin Manns Sr.; a brother, Harold Scott Conrad; and an infant daughter at birth.
A service was held Sunday at the First Christian Church in Flora (Disciples of Christ).
Reinke Funeral Home, Flora, assisted the family. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
 
 
 

Marion ‘Mike’ Gibson 

2012-02-15 / Obituaries






 
Marion Emerson “Mike” Gibson, 67, of Richlands, N.C., died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Feb. 13, 2012.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1944, to the late Charles and Virginia (Downham) Gibson of Flora. A 1963 graduate of Carroll High School he served in the U.S. Marine Corp in North Carolina from 1963- 1966. He played Little League and high school baseball.
He loved to deer hunt and always enjoyed returning to Indiana to visit family and attend his class reunions.

Surviving are three children, Tammy Thomas, Regina Davis (husband: Billy) and Brandon Gibson, all of North Carolina; two sisters, Jean Lear of Lafayette and Kathy Wolfe of Kokomo; a brother, Roger Gibson (wife: Joyce) of Flora; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in Flora is pending. 



Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 
 
 
 



Daniel L Hart 

2012-02-15 / Obituaries






 
Daniel L. “Jake” “Skinny” Hart, 63, of Delphi, died at 8:03 p.m. Feb 11, 2012, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
He worked for 38 years at Tate & Lyle N. Plant in Lafayette, retiring in 2006.
His marriage was to Cheri Y. Kanatzer in 1967, and she survives along with five children, Kelly Remaly of Cutler, Molly Johnson and Clay Hart, both of Delphi, Sean Hart of Deer Creek, and Matthew Hart of Lafayette.

A memorial services was held Tuesday evening at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. 

Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
 
 

Marion ‘Mike’ Gibson 

2012-02-22 / Obituaries






 
A memorial service for Marion Emerson “Mike” Gibson, 67, of Richlands, N.C., will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 687 E. 50 N., Flora. Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Afterwards there will be fellowship and a meal served.
He died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Feb. 13, 2012. 



 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 

James A. McCracken 

2012-02-22 / Obituaries








James A. “Jim” Mc- Cracken, 77, of Bringhurst, died Friday, Feb 17, 2012, at his residence. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in June 1973. He then worked for Wisler Electric/Charlie & Pat’s Electric & Appliance repair for 25 years.
His marriage was to Virginia A. Pullen in 1954, and she survives, along with four children, Karen Allen of Delphi, Alan McCracken of Camden, Gary McCracken of Bringhurst, and Mark Mc- Cracken of Ashburn, Va.
Services were held Tuesday at the Bringhurst United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 


Gayle K. Miller Flory 

2012-02-22 / Obituaries






 
Gayle Kathryn (Miller) Flory, 42, of Arkansas, died Dec. 3, 2011.
Her marriage was on Aug. 21, 1991, in Newton County, Ark., to Duane Flory, who survives, along with three young children, Christopher, Jennifer and Caleb; her parents, Fred and Erma Crawmer Miller of Arkansas; and her paternal grandparents, Lloyd Miller and Ruby Miller, both of Flora.
Services and burial were held in Arkansas. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 

Carlos R. Garcia 

2012-02-22 / Obituaries






 

Carlos Raymond Garcia, 42, of Lafayette, died Feb. 17, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He served as vice president, president and apprenticeship instructor of the Painters Union Local 80.
Surviving is his mother, Deborah J. (Ware) Perez of Lafayette, and four children, Carlos “Los,” William, Cody and Meghan Garcia, all of Delphi.

A celebration of life service was held Tuesday evening at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 
 

Dorothy M. Burns 

2012-02-22 / Obituaries






 

Dorothy M. Burns, 88, of Kokomo, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born June 2, 1923, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of Alvin Floyd and Leora (Weaver) Applegate. She attended Frankfort High School. On May 26, 1946, she married Paul Eugene Burns, who preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2005.
Dorothy worked at SAYCO in Flora for 17 years.
She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.
Surviving are a son, Dennis P. Burns of Kokomo; a daughter, Judith A. Burns of Kokomo; two granddaughters, Andrea Shorter (husband: Bret) of Morton, Ill., and Summer Collins (husband: Mike) of Pekin, Ill.; three great-granddaughters, Madison Shorter, Allison Shorter, and Olivia Collins; and three sisters-in-law, Betty Miller and Della Smith, both of Burlington, and Mary Horn of Arizona.
Her parents and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, at Stout and Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, Burlington, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Pastor Nettie Evans will officiate. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery, Sharon.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences can be made at www.stoutandson.com. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 
 



Alice P. Arvin 

2012-02-22 / Obituaries






 

Alice Pauline Pender Arvin, 86, of Jefferson Township, Carroll County, died Feb 15, 2012, at 7:25 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi.
She worked at the former Brown Rubber Co., and the Beauty Walk Hair Salon, both in Lafayette.
Her marriage was to William “Bill” Arvin in 1948, and he survives along with a daughter, Donna Sales of Delphi.

Services were held Saturday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Burial followed at the IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 

Julie A. Funkhouser 

2012-02-22 / Obituaries






 

Julie A. Funkhouser, 48, of Cutler, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at her home.
She was born May 16, 1963, in Logansport, the daughter of Raymond E. Funkhouser of Cutler and the late Rita Marie Turner Funkhouser.
Julie worked for many years as an RN at St. Elizabeth Hospital, in Monticello, and at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 

  
 
ROYCE E. KURTZ -DELPHI SCHOOL CORPORATION SUPERINTENDENT
 
  Former Delphi School Corporation superintendent, Royce E. Kurtz, 69, died Thursday, October 17, 1985.  He was in a tractor accident at his home in Liberty Center.
  A native of McPherson, Kansas, he was a graduate of Manchester College and received his master's degree from Claremont Graduate School in California.  He was superintendent in the Delphi School from 1954 until 1956.  He came back to the Lafayette area in 1965 when he was named superintendent of Tippecanoe School Corporation.  In 1969 he accepted an appointment at Purdue University.  He remained in that position until retiring in 1981.
  Surviving are his widow, the former Betty Garrett; two sons, Garrett W. Kurtz, Mesa, Colo., and David R. Kurtz of Lafayette, one daughter, Mrs. James (Deanne) Recker of Carmel; and two brothers.
  Services were held Saturday, October 19, at Bluffton.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton, IN.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, October 23, 1985
 
 
BETTY WILSON BRIDWELL - CLASS OF 1933
 
  Betty Bridwell, 64, died unexpectedly June 25, 1979, at her home in Bedford.
  Born June 26, 1914, in Delphi she was the daughter of Francis and Mary McDonald Wilson.  She married Dr. E. G. Bridwell who died in 1970.  She is a former member of Tri Kappa Sorority in Delphi.
  Surviving are one son, Thomas Bridwell, Indianapolis; two daughters, Ann Chalk, Indianapolis and Kay Bruno, Loogootee; a twin brother, Robert Wilson, Delphi; three sisters, Esther Barber, Burlington, Ruth Brown, Rossville and Marjorie Larber, New York; and five grandchildren.
  Burial was in Crest Haven Memory Gardens at Bedford.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, July 4, 1979
 
 
 
WALTER C. LOWTHER - CLASS OF 1929
 
  Walter C. (Dutch) Lowther, 64, of Newton, formerly of Logansport and Delphi, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the VA Hospital, Danville, Ill.
  Born April 9, 1911, in Delphi, he was the son of Walter C and Minnie Lowther.  He was married July 3, 1946, to June Hughes, who survives.  She was home extension agent in this county for awhile.
  He had owned two grocery stores, one in Pittsburg and one in Rossville.  He was a member of the Newton United Methodist Church, a naval veteran of World War II, and was a graduate of Delphi High School and Purdue's Real Estate School.  He was also a member of the Quigle-Palin American Legion and the Richland Masonic Lodge.
  Surviving with the wife are his mother, Mrs. Minnie Lowther of Delphi; a daughter, Mrs. Melissa Coon of Veedersburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Pearson and Mrs. Edith Ashba, both of Delphi.
  Services were Monday in Hillsboro with the Rev. Donald A. Watson and Rev. Walter C. Williams officiating.  Burial was in the National Cemetery at the VA Hospital, Danville, Ill.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1975
 
 
 MARTHA J. MYERS YOUNG - CLASS OF 1951
 
  Private services for Martha J. Young, 58, of Rt. 2, Delphi, were last Wednesday in Delphi, with Dr. Dennis Swanberg officiating.  Graveside services were Friday in Nashville, Ark.
  She was found dead July 30 in her swimming pool.
  Born March 20, 1932, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Albert Lee and Hazel Mae Brewer Myers.  Her marriage was on March 25, 1952, in Hot Springs, Ark. to Benjamin Hugh Young, who died on March 16, 1989.
  She was a 1951 graduate of Delphi High School.
  She was a licensed real estate salesperson and a licensed insurance agent.  She owned and operated the former West Side Mart in West Delphi for several years.
  Her memberships included the American Legion Auxiliary, Delphi; VFW Auxiliary, Delphi; and American Association of Retired Persons.  She was a former member of Gamma Gamma Nu Sorority.
  Surviving are one daughter, Christina R. Riello of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey H. Young of Maitland, Fla.; and four brothers, Jack Myers of Lafayette, John Myers of Phoenix, Ariz., Charles Myers of Delphi, and Joe Dean Myers of Delphi.
  Horn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to donor's favorite charity.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 8, 1990
 

 
 
JOHN A. WILCOX - MATH TEACHER DELPHI HIGH SCHOOL
 
  John A. Wilcox, 65, of Lafayette, died at 6 a.m. Oct. 20, 1989, at his residence.  He had been in failing health the past year.
  Born June 21, 1924, in Putnam County, he was the son of Charley and Cora Hinote Wilcox.  His marriage was Feb. 26,1943, in Plainfield, to Estherine Plummer, who survives.
  He retired in June 1989 from Delphi Community High School as head of the mathematics department.  He taught at Delphi 32 years.  He also had taught high school math and was basketball coach at Freeland Park in Benton County, Buck Creek High School, and Akron High School in Fulton County.
  A 1942 graduate of Plainfield High School, he received master's degrees from Indiana State University and Purdue University.
  He was in the Marine Corps suring World War II, and served in the South Pacific during the occupation of Japan.
  He was a member of Colburn United Methodist Church; Indiana State Teachers Association; National Education Association; Classroom Teachers Association of Delphi; and Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Linda Kay Brachney of Porter; one son, John Steven Wilcox of Corona, Calif.; two brothers, Charley Wilcox of Seattle, Wash., and Fred Wilcox of Plainfield; one sister, Barbara Gatfield of Port Orange, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
  Services were Monday at Horn Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Ashley and Rev. John Kirkpatrick officiating.  Burial was in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette.
  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Colburn United Methodist Church or the Carroll County Cancer Association.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, October 25, 1989
 
 
MARY G. GUSTAVEL BRADSHAW - CLASS OF 1919 - DELPHI SCHOOL TEACHER
 
  Mary Gustavel Bradshaw, 88, formerly of Delphi, died at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 19, 1989, in Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  Her home was in Laporte, Pa.
  Born April 7, 1901, in Monticello, she was the daughter of Charles and Ida M. Cress Gustavel.  She lived in Delphi from 1911 until 1986.  Her marriage was on Oct. 4, 1927, in Delphi, to Robert G. Bradshaw, who died in 1986.
  She was a 1919 graduate of Delphi High School and attended Northwestern and Indiana University.
  A retired teacher, she had taught elementary school in Burrows, Frankfort and Delphi.
  She was a member of Delphi Presbyterian Church and United Presbyterian Women; Tri Kappa sorority; Reading Club; and the Oracle Clb.
  She was on the Delphi Library Board and was a past president of the Carroll County Tuberculosis Society.
  Surviving are three sons, Arthur C. Bradshaw, Houston, Texas; John B. Bradshaw, San Antonio, Texas; and Robert C. Bradshaw, Laporte, Pa.; a sister, Thelma Boosert, Liberty; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were Monday at Horn Funeral Home with Rev. Ellis Gasser and Rev. James Rankin officiating.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Delphi Public Library.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, October 25, 1989
 
 
JAMES H. OBEAR - CLASS OF 1923
 
  James H. Obear, 83, formerly of Delphi, died Oct. 21, 1989, in Hoosier Village Retirement Center, Zionsville.
  Born Nov. 25, 1905, in Delphi, he was the son of James O. and Emma Jackson Obear.
  He graduated from DePauw University in 1927 with a degree in political science.  He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honorary and Delta Chi social fraternity.
  He lived in Indianapolis for over 40 years.  He and his wife also maintained a home on Lake Freeman since 1938.
  He was general sales manager of Enos Coal Mining Co., for 43 years before retiring in 1970.
  He was a member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church; Mystic Tie Lodge; Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis; and a past president and life member of Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club.  He also was past director of the Carroll County Abstract Company.
  Surviving with his wife, the former Mary Asenith Morrison, are two daughters; Patricia A. Elvart and Mary L. MacDougall; a son, James J. Obear; a brother, George W. Obear of Delphi; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
  Services and burial were Tuesday in Indianapolis.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, October 25, 1989
 
 
 
 
ROBERT SCOTT - CUSTODIAN AT DELPHI COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
 
  Robert "Bob" Scott, 83, of Camden, died at 11:05 Feb. 10, 2000, in St. Elizabeth Healthcare where he had been a patient for a month.
  Born Oct. 12, 1916, in Clinton County, he was the son of Oliver Berton and Ethel Hopp Scott.  On Feb. 3, 1938, he married Juanita M. Reed in Boone County.  She survives.
  He was a custodian at Delphi Community High School for 15 years, retiring in 1986.  He also was a retired farmer, having farmed in Clinton, Tipton, and Carroll counties.  He came to Carroll Count in 1954.
  Mr. Scott was a member of Delphi Christian Church where he had been an elder and Sunday school teacher.  He was a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau and a former member of the board of directors.  He also was a member of the former Tipwa Grange in Pittsburg.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
  Also surviving are six sons, Ronald L. Scott of Kentland, Don R. Scott of Valparaiso, Dr. James R. Scott of Indianapolis, Michael A. Scott of Remington, David J. Scott of Greensburg and Jeffrey N. Scott of Brownsubrg; four daughters, Aleta M. Tyner of Northbrook, Ill., Marilyn K. Pabst of Terre Haute, Mary Ellen Grubbs of Covington, and Patricia L. Curts of Delphi; 30 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, five brothers, and a sister.
  Services were Sunday at Delphi Christian Church with Pastor Andrew Paris officiating.  Burial was in Scott Cemetery, Circleville.  Horn-Davidson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Delphi Christian Church or to donor's favorite charity.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 16, 2000 
 
FRED D. STOKES - CLASS OF 1959
 
  Fred Dean Stokes, 67, of Brookston, died at 5:19 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Seton Specialty Hospital in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.  He had been in failing health the past four years.
  Born June 7, 1940, in Delphi, to Mary J. Irelan Stokes of Delphi and the late Elmer Stokes, he was a 1959 graduate of Delphi High School.  He had been a resident of Brookston since 1965.
  He was a veteran of the Army.
  His marriage was to Carolyn L. Dyer on June 28, 1964, in Battle Ground, and she survives.
  Mr. Stokes was a machine operator at TRW Commercial Steering Systems in Lafayette for 25 years.  He had previously worked for the White County Highway Department.
  He was a member of Delphi Christian Church.  His hobbies were working on Cub Cadet lawn tractors and collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia, and he enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking.
  Surviving with his wife and mother are three sons, Kevin Stokes (wife: Carey) of Burnettsville and Kenny Stokes and Karl Stokes (wife: April), both of Brookston; and one brother, Raymond stokes (wife: Beverly) of Valparaiso.
  Friends may call 4-8 p.m.Tuesday, July 31, at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home, Brookston.  Service there 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Rev. Dr. Lelan McReynolds officiating.  Interment Brookston IOOF Cemetery, 2 grandsons, Mason and Collin Stokes, also survive.  Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Journal-Courier, July 29, 2007
 
 
 
  
Mitchell A. Tyler - Class of 2004

Mitchell A. "Mitch" Tyler, 23, of 322 E. Franklin St., Delphi, died unexpectedly on July 29, 2006, at his residence. 
Born in Lafayette on June 1, 1983, he was the son of Eldon Tyler and the late Ruth A. Embrey. He graduated from Delphi Community High School in 2004.
Mr. Tyler formerly worked for Mold Tech in Delphi for two years, and at Swifty Gas Station in Delphi, for two months. 
He enjoyed Frisbee golf, and belonged to the Professional Disc Golf Association, participating in tournaments in surrounding areas. He also enjoyed water activities, fishing and music. 
Surviving is his maternal grandfather who raised him, David "Red" Embrey of Monticello; his father of Rossville; three aunts, Marie Embrey and Dana Waye (husband: Terry), all of Delphi and Kathy Day of Cutler; an uncle, David L. Embrey II of Monticello; his paternal grandmother, Marie Maxwell of Rossville; his paternal grandfather, John Tyler of Georgia; and nine cousins, Candy, Jeff, Melissa, JD, Jarrett, Tyler, Tayva, Aaron and Alexis Kay. 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Martha Embrey. 
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home in Delphi. Service will be there Thursday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Michigantown. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 2, 2006
 
 
 
DENNIS E. PETERS - CLASS OF 1968 


  Dennis E. Peters, 49, Delphi, died unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2000.
  Born May 26, 1950, in Logansport, he was the son of Wilhelm and Nellie Hathaway Peters, who survive in Delphi.  He was married in February 1979, at Rantoul, Ill., to Janet Salter, who died Sept. 3, 1983.
  A 1968 graduate of Delphi Community High School, he attended Manchester College for two years.  Mr. Peters received a degree in respiratory therapy from Ivy Tech.  A paramedic, he served four years in the United States Air Force as a medic during Vietnam War.  He attended Rockfield Christian Church, and was employed at Indiana Packers in Delphi.
  Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey Peters of Ft. Gordon, Ga.; two brothers, Earl Peters of Delphi, and Dale Peters of Camden; a sister, Delores Snavely of Camden.  Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
  Services were Friday at Cree Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Cree officiating.  Burial was in Camden Cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, January 26, 2000
 
 
STEVEN A. HAMILTON - CLASS OF 1972
 
  Steven A. Hamilton, 54, Greentown, died at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2007, near Greentown.
  Born March 17, 1953, in Monticello, he was the son of Joan and Robert Hamilton Jr.  He was a graduate of Delphi High School.  On April 12, 1986, he married Laura Kendall of Greentown.
  She survives along with his daughter, Misty; one sister, Cathy Henderson (husband; Dan) of Delphi; two brothers, Garry Hamilton (wife: Marcia) of Boca Raton, Fla., and Jeff Hamilton (wife: Nancy) of Crawfordsville; two nieces and one great-niece; mother-in-law, Pat Kendall of Greentown; and sister-in-law and brother-in law, Cheryl and Dan Norris of Greentown.
  His father, mother, and father-in-law preceded him in death.
  He had been employed by Mid-America Beverage in Kokomo for 33 years.
  At Steve's request there will be no public visitation.
  Private family services will be held Oct. 11 at Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, Greentown.  Graveside services will follow at the Kendall Family Cemetery near Plevna.
  Memorial contributions may be made to V.N.S. Hospice in Kokomo.
  Hasler-Stout Funeral Home 112 E. Main St., Greentown, assisted the faimy with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hasler-stout.com
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, October 10, 2007
 
 
WILLIAM J. ROZHON - CLASS OF 1949
 
  William J. "Bill" Rozhon, 75, of 2689 A 585 W, Delphi, in the community of Radnor, passed away Oct. 7, 2007, at 1:48 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.  He had been in failing health and was a patient there for two weeks.
  Mr. Rozhon was born Oct. 26, 1931, in North Judson, to Henry and Helen Rozhon.  His marriage was to Sylvia V. Harris in Delphi on October 26, 1974, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 2006.
  He was a 1949 graduate of Delphi High School and attended Purdue University for two years, studying agriculture.  He worked at Peters-Revington Furniture in Delphi as a shipping and receiving clerk from March 14, 1952, until he retired Feb. 14, 1997.
  Mr. Rozhon was a member of Radnor United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed wood-working, gardening, fishing, Chicago Bears football, Chicago Cubs baseball and the Tennessee Vols.
  Surviving are two daughters, Rita Ann Rozhon of Lafayette and Debra Sue Rozhon of Miami, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Peggy Jones (husband: Charles) of Mohawk, Tenn., and Patsy Yerkes (husband: Larry) of Camden; a stepson, James H. Harris of Delphi; a grandson, John Perkins; a granddaughter, Jessica Crook; and a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Perkins.
  Mr. Rozhon was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
  Services are today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at Abbott Funeral Home in Delphi. Reverend Ed Selvidge will officiate.  Burial will be at Zion Citizens Cemetery near Bringhurst.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, October 10, 2007
 
 
 
ROBERT ROSKUSKI - CLASS OF 1926
 
  Robert Roskuski, 55, died Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at his home at 2521 Riverside Drive in Trenton, Michigan.  His death followed a heart attack, suffered one hour earlier.
  Born Feb. 12, 1907 in Delphi, he had resided in Ft. Wayne and for the past 13 years in Michigan.  He was a yardman in the C.H. Rogers Construction Company in Trenton.  For several years he operated his own construction company in the Delphi community.  Mr. Roskuski was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church in Ft. Wayne.
  Surviving are the widow, Margaret; a son, Robert, Jr., at home; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Florence of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Hildred and Marie Roskuski of Ft. Wayne.
  Rites were held Saturday morning at St. Patrick's church in Ft. Wayne with the Rev. Edward Miller officiating.  Burial was in Ft. Wayne's Catholic cemetery
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, August 2, 1962
 
 
 
REED BRECKENRIDGE - CLASS OF 1926
 
  Reed C. Breckenridge, 67, of 312 E. Main St., Delphi, passed away Sat. Dec. 21 at his residence.
  Born Jan. 5, 1907, in Fort Wayne, his parents were William Raylor and Catherine Schermerhorn Breckenridge.
  Mr. Breckenridge had been an employee of the REMC for 30 years before his retirement in 1967.  A veteran of World War II, he was a past member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and was a 25-year-member of American Legion Post 75.
  Survivors include one brother, Joe, of Columbus, Ohio, and one nephew.  He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
  Ray Nelson, minister of the Delphi Christian Church, officiated Tuesday at the 10 a.m. funeral service at the Lloyd Funeral Home.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, December 25, 1974
 
 
JOYCE MONTGOMERY SOLLARS - CLASS OF 1955
 
  Lt. Joyce Montgomery, 25, a registered nurse and a Lieutenant in the Nurse Corps of the Air Force, died Sunday in San Antonio, Texas, apparently of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  Miss Montgomery was a niece of Mrs. Charles Kerlin of Delphi.  She had made her home here with the Kerlin Family and was graduated from the Delphi high school in 1955.  She was also a graduate of the St. Elizabeth hospital School of Nursing in Lafayette, joining the Air Force three years ago.  While here, Miss Montgomery went by the name of Joyce Sollars.
  Only meager details of the tragedy were learned here.  Relative were informed by Air Force officials that Miss Montgomery was found dead in her garage Sunday.  They were quoted as saying that she evidently died of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Officials said the doors of the garage were closed and locked and the motor of her car in the garage was running.
  Her home was at Newport, Indiana, where her mother and step-father reside; also surviving are a brother, Samuel Montgomery, a student at Wabash college; and a sister, Karen Montgomery.  A half-brother also survives.
  The body was flown to Indiana and rites will be conducted this (Thursday) afternoon at the Watson funeral home in Cayuga with burial there.
  Several from here plan to attend the services.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, August 2, 1962
 
 
ADA GOCHENOUR MARTIN - CLASS OF 1936
 
  Mrs. Ada Marjorie Martin, 43, who resided at 2603 Union Street, Lafayette, died Monday morning at 2 a.m. in St. Elizabeth hospital.  She had been hospitalized three weeks following surgery.
  Born in Delphi August 14, 1918 her parents were Dr. Walter W. and Ruby Bailey Gochenour.  She was graduated from Delphi High School in 1936 and was a member of the Delphi Methodist church.  Her marriage was to Boyd Martin on August 8, 1940.  Most of her lifetime had been spent in this community.
  Surviving with the husband are her mother, Mrs. Walter Gochenour of route 4, Delphi; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Mulligan of Monticello; a son, Walter at home; a sister, Mrs. Scott (Martha) Sowers of Fairmount, Va.; a brother Edward of Pendleton.  Two grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Jackson funeral home with Rev. Lynn Garth officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, July 5, 1962
 
 
ROGER L. CAMPBELL - PRINCIPAL HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 
  Roger L. Campbell, 42, o Rt. 4, Delphi, principal of Hillcrest Elementary School and elementary coordinator of Delphi Community Schools since 1966, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital.
  He was hospitalized early Sunday morning with a heart condition.
  Born April 11, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn. he was the son of Adrain and Mildred Lyngdahl Campbell.  He was married June 24, 1955, in Minneapolis to Ann Carlson.
  He acquired his B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Minnesota.
  Before moving to Delphi in 1966, he had been with the Minneapolis school system for several years where he was active in writing materials in economic education social studies and modern mathematics.
  Mr. Campbell had been a director of First Federal Savings & Loan Association at Delphi since April 1972.
  He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at Delphi, Delphi Lions Club, Masonic Lodge No. 160 and Order of the Eastern Star, both at Minneapolis, and Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine, both of Indianapolis.  He enjoyed sports, music and drama.
  He was treasurer of Delphi Community School Corporation, a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, life member of N.E.A. and a member of A.S.C.D.
  Surviving are his wife, who is a teacher in Camden School; two daughters, JoAnn and Lori, both at home; his mother, who lives in Minneapolis; three brothers, Allen of Minneapolis, Phillip of Alabama, and Robert of California, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson of Boston, Mass.
  Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lloyd Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Borg officiating.  Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
  The family suggests that memorials be given in lieu of flowers.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, December 25, 1974
 
 
 
BURTON HONAN - CLASS OF 1912
 
  Burton Honan, 80, of Riley Road, Delphi, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, where he had been a patient over four weeks.
  Mr. Honan was born on the family farm in Madison Twp., March 21, 1894, the son of Daniel and Margaret Conway Honan.  After graduation from Delphi High School in 1912, he attended Marion Normal School and taught rural school in Madison and Democrat Twps.  He later assumed responsibility of the farm.
  He was married June 10, 1942 in Pontiac, Ill., to Helen Winslow who survives.
  He helped organize Carroll County Farm Bureau and in 1919 became its second president.  In 1922 he became the youngest director of the State Farm Bureau and served four years.  He became involved in farm programs during the depression years and served as Carroll County director of the corn-hog program in 1934 and supervisor of the program for the northern half of the state in 1935.
  He served as farmer fieldman of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration until his resignation in 1949 to devote full time to farming.  In 1952 he retired from farming.  An appointee of Governor Roger Branigan, he served on the Indiana Livestock Sanitary Board from 1968 to 1972.
  Mr. Honan was director of the Delphi Bank before it became the Union Bank and Trust Co. and served as a director from 1938 to 1966.  From 1947 to 1966 he was vice president, and during this time the new bank building was built.
  Mr. Honan was a lifelong Democrat.  In 1952 he served as state chairman of the Farmers for Stevenson and was treasurer of the senatorial campaign of Claude Wickard, a life-long friend.
  Public service was a major part of his lifework.
  In the 1950's he was Carroll County chairman of fund raising for St. Elizabeth Hospital and co-chairman with John Peterson of the Carroll County drive for Health, Inc. which benefited St. Elizabeth and Home Hospitals.  He served briefy on the advisory board for the Rossville Nursing Home.  He contributed generously to all of these drives.
  He was a member of the local chapter of Knights of Columbus for over 50 years and served in various offices in the organization.  He also was a member of the Pulaski Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus at Logansport for 34 years.
  Sensitive to the needs of his parish, Mr. Honan donated money for the erection of a parish hall which was named Honan Hall by the congregation.  It has proved valuable to the parish as well as the community.
  In 1968 the American Legion selected Mr. Honan for the Citizen of the Year Award.
  Surviving with the wife is one brother, Harold of Delphi.  Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Ambrose Ziegler officiating.  Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Delphi.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at Lloyd Funeral Home.  Delphi Knights of Columbus services are at 8 p.m. followed by the Rosary.
  In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Carroll County Heart Association or St. Elizabeth Hospital Building Fund.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, December 11, 1974
  
 
  

Charles R. Handy  

Charles R. Handy, 84, of Flora, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor,

Logansport.
He had been there for rehab since Feb. 19, and died unexpectedly.
He was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Peru, to the late Harvey and Suda Curtis Handy. He attended school in Burnettsville. His marriage was to Betty L. Allen in Burnettsville, on May 22, 1950. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2009.
Charles worked for 37 years for the railroad, starting with Pennsylvania, Penn Central, and Conrail lastly, retiring in 1986.
He attended the Pittsburg Community Church and enjoyed gardening and word search puzzles.
Surviving are a daughter, JoLynda Handy of Flora; two sons, R. Keith Handy (wife: Pam) of Lafayette, and Terry Handy (wife: Linda) of Flora; a brother, Herman Handy of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were brothers and sisters.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. at Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Creta Hollis officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.
To send condolences to the family, visit www.baker-abbottfh.com. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 
 

Martha M. Martin 

 Circa 1994 Martha Melody Small Martin, 61, of Delphi, died at 1:15 a.m. Feb 26, 2012, at her residence. She had battled a brain tumor since October.
She worked at Carroll Manor near Delphi for 14 years as a cook, and also cooked at various restaurants in Delphi. She and her husband owned Deer Creek Falls Riding Stable for many years.
Her marriage was to Jerry Martin in 1979, and he survives, along with five children, Stacy Moriarty of Aurora, Colo., Heather Miller and Michael Martin, both of Lafayette, Nicole Hartman of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cody Martin of Delphi.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until her funeral at 1 p.m. at the Delphi United Methodist Church. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 
 

Marjorie J. Roberson 

Marjorie Jean “Marge” Shanks Roberson, 86, of Log ansport, passed away at 6:18 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.
Born on Nov. 3, 1925, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Coy C. and Geneva R. (Burkhart) Shanks. She was married to Laurel “Spider” Roberson, who preceded her in death.
Marge and Spider formerly owned the Norwalk Burial Vault Company. Additionally, Marge began a career as a real estate broker in 1975 and enjoyed several years selling real estate in the community.
She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and a former member of the Altrusa International Club, Exchangettes, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Elkettes, Indiana Burial Vault Association, National Concrete Burial Vault Association, and Order of Eastern Star.
Marge frequently donated her time and quick wit to local organizations; specifically, after retiring from real estate, she pursued her passion for community involvement by volunteering for United Way.
An avid basketball fan, Marge always cheered for the Indiana Hoosiers, proving to those who knew her, even competition can be graceful.
Surviving are her two daughters, Margo J. Wells (husband: Curt) of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Jill A. Robinson of Goshen; grandchildren, Megan J. Wells and Eric L. Wells; and special first cousin, Madeline B. Tocco.
Her two brothers, Roland C. Shanks and Donald W. Shanks, also preceded her in death.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Logansport, with Pastor Gene Hollingsworth officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, and one hour prior to the service at the church. The Trinity Lutheran Church Council Service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Deer Creek.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 97 E. Market Street, Logansport, IN 46947, or to the United Way of Cass County, 401 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.
Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
 
 


Frank V. Stewart 

Frank V. Stewart, 73, of Kokomo, died Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, at Howard Regional Health, Kokomo.
He had formerly worked at Globe Valve in Delphi.
His marriage was in 1959 to Barbara Jean Wire, who survives in Fort Wayne. Six brothers and sisters also survive.

Services were held Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Burial followed at Morning Heights Cemetery, rural Delphi. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
 

Robert D. Overholser 

 
   Robert D. Overholser, 90, of rural Bringhurst, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab in Kokomo.  He had been a resident there for two years and in failing health.
   He was born Sept 21, 1921, in Cutler, to the late Carl and Bethel Gee Overholser. He graduated from Cutler High School in 1939. His marriage was in Carroll County on April 25, 1942, to Phyllis Jeane Milburn and she survives.
   Bob and his wife are lifelong residents of the Flora/Bringhurst area of Carroll County, farming in Monroe and Burlington townships, and retiring in 1999.
   A World War II Army veteran, he was stationed in New York City.
   Bob was a member and deacon of the former Flora First Brethren Church, where he and his wife were very active in the church’s events and worship. He enjoyed volunteering his time and knowledge to the Carroll County 4-H fair, exhibits and animal judging.
   He dearly loved his wife and sons, grandchildren, and his great-grandson, brother, and all his extended family and many friends.
Surviving with his wife of Kokomo are two sons, Dr. Terry Overholser (wife: Becky) of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and Rex Overholser (wife: Suzan) of Bringhurst; a brother, Dean Overholser (wife: Donna) of Delphi; four grandchildren, Dr. Emily Herring (husband: Dr Terry) of Springfield, Va., Darin Overholser (wife: Crystal) of Taylors Mill, Ky., Kara Overholser of St. Louis, Mo., and Trey Overholser of Bringhurst, and a great-grandson: Nash Robert Overholser.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Benny Joe Overholser, and a sister, Bernice Miller.
  Friends may call Saturday from 1 p.m. until his funeral at 2:30 p.m. at Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora. Pastor Karl Stoneking will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
   Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kokomo Rescue Mission or the Michael J Fox Foundation; envelopes are available at the funeral home.
   Condolences may be left at www.baker-abbottfh.com.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
 

Marilyn J. Mitchell 

Marilyn Jane Fisher Mitchell, 70, of Monticello, formerly of Delphi, went to be with the Lord at her daughter’ s home on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Born Dec. 25, 1941, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late John Elmer and Mary Madeline Hicks Fisher. Marilyn was raised in the Delphi area and graduated from Delphi High School in 1960.
She married Dwight “Muggs” Mitchell on Sept. 3, 1961, at the Delphi Presbyterian Church and he survives. For over 20 years, Marilyn and her husband were in the restaurant business, owning and operating the Bobber and Oink in Delphi, Mitchell’s Steak and Seafood in Pittsburg, and Mitchell’s at the Club at the Carroll County Country Club.
Marilyn had also worked as a secretary for Dr. Eldon Baker and Dr. T. Neal Petry in Delphi for several years, as a teller at the former Union Bank and Trust for four years, and at Fairfield Manufacturing in Lafayette.
She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority.
She adored her children and grandchildren and loved to attend their events. Marilyn was the most wonderful, caring and loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to everyone. She enjoyed playing Keno and traveling to Las Vegas.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Teresa Lynn Sullivan (companion: Randy Kesling) and Patricia Jane Dunbar (husband: Carey), both of Delphi; and two sisters, Carolyn Dillman of Yeoman and Winter Haven, Fla., and Sharon Sumpter of South Bend; four grandchildren, Bryan Dunbar (fiancée: Kendall Dawney) of Orlando, Fla., Stephanie L. Mills (husband: Josh) of Columbus, Ohio, Lindsey M. Sullivan of Peoria, Ill., and Cory M. Dunbar of Delphi; and two greatgrandchildren, Cason R. and Ava Lynn Mills.
Friends will be received from 12 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Delphi United Methodist Church, 1796 North U.S. Hwy 421, with Pastor Todd Ladd and Bonnie Shoaf officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens in Pittsburg. Afterwards a dinner for friends and family will be held at the Delphi United Methodist Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Serenity Hospice, 5 North 10th St., Lafayette, IN 47901, or Delphi United Methodist Church.
Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care.
Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
 

Wagoner infant 

Stanton Judah Wagoner, stillborn son of Gary and Mira Wagoner, 3516 Cedar Rd., Pasco, Wash. 99301, went to be with Jesus on Feb. 18, 2012, at 3:31 p.m.
He was looked forward to with great excitement, as he was part of a set of twins.
Missing him are his parents, four sisters, including his twin, Sophia Camille; Regina, Vanessa, and Gianna; three brothers, Lincoln, Preston, and Winston; and his grandparents, Meredith and Norma Wagoner of Flora and David and Ruthie Brubaker of Pasco. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 7, 2012
 
 

Richard Hawkins 

Richard Hawkins, 89, of Brazil, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at home following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Pulaski County, to John F. and Laura (Bowers) Hawkins. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1941 and attended Purdue University. He enlisted in the United States Navy Air Corps in 1942 and was in service for three years. He then worked at Eli Lily in Indianapolis as an industrial engineer for 36 years.
On Feb. 25, 1944, he married Virginia Haslet. They have two daughters, Jo Ann Nees (husband: Craig) of Poland, Ind., and Joyce Marshall of Hamilton, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Kelly Nees Perkins (husband: Grant), Kerry Nees Woolery (husband: Jack), Kyle Nees (fiancé: Brittany Kirton), Matthew Marshall of Hawaii, Naomi Marshall of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Luke Marshall of Hamilton, N,Y.; greatgranddaughters, Trinity and Emma, and great-grandsons, Gavin and Gage; a brother, Dan Ulm; and sister, Alice Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura Ulm and John Hawkins; and a brother, James Ulm.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
French Funeral Home is entrusted with his care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 
 

Robert D. Overholser 

Robert D. Overholser, 90, of rural Bringhurst, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab in Kokomo. He had been a resident there for two years and in failing health.
He was born Sept 21, 1921, in Cutler, to the late Carl and Bethel Gee Overholser. He graduated from Cutler High School in 1939. His marriage was in Carroll County on April 25, 1942, to Phyllis Jeane Milburn and she survives.
Bob and his wife are lifelong residents of the Flora/Bringhurst area of Carroll County, farming in Monroe and Burlington townships, and retiring in 1999.

A World War II Army veteran, he was stationed in New York City.
Bob was a member and deacon of the former Flora First Brethren Church, where he and his wife were very active in the church’s events and worship. He enjoyed volunteering his time and knowledge to the Carroll County 4-H fair, exhibits and animal judging.
He dearly loved his wife and sons, grandchildren, and his great-grandson, brother, and all his extended family and many friends.
Surviving with his wife of Kokomo are two sons, Dr. Terry Overholser (wife: Becky) of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and Rex Overholser (wife: Suzan) of Bringhurst; a brother, Dean Overholser (wife: Donna) of Delphi; four grandchildren, Dr. Emily Herring (husband: Dr Terry) of Springfield, Va., Darin Overholser (wife: Crystal) of Taylors Mill, Ky., Kara Overholser of St. Louis, Mo., and Trey Overholser of Bringhurst, and a greatgrandson: Nash Robert Overholser.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Benny Joe Overholser, and a sister, Bernice Miller. Friends may call Saturday from 1 p.m. until his funeral at 2:30 p.m. at Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora. Pastor Karl Stoneking will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kokomo Rescue Mission or the Michael J Fox Foundation; envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.baker-abbottfh.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 
 

Betty M. Viney 

Betty M. Viney, 81, of rural Camden, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Clarion Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. Born March 18, 1928, in Logansport, she was the daughter of W. Ralph and Thelma A. Brant Grable. She married Gilbert L. “Sam” Viney on Jan. 24, 1953, in Rockfield, and he preceded her in death April 27, 2005.
Betty was the former assistant manager at Montgomery Ward.
She was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3790 Auxiliary, American Legion Post #60 Auxiliary, Eagles Lodge #323 Auxiliary, La Societe de Femme (40 & 8) Auxiliary, Logansport Women’s Bowling Association, Hoosier Women Bowling Riders, National Women Bowling Riders, and the Bowlers Hall of Fame Museum.
Surviving are three sons, John Viney (wife: Jean) of Logansport, Barry L. Roland (wife: Marlyn) of Texas, and Garry C. Webb of Indianapolis; two daughters, Lindy Reid (husband: Fred) of Camden and Janet G. Wilburn of Indianapolis; a halfbrother, David R. Smith (wife: Janie) of Delphi; a half-sister, Barbara Erickson (husband: Chuck) of Logansport; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a stepbrother, Charles E. Smith; her stepfather, Charles E. Smith Sr.; and a son-in-law, Bill Wilburn.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. Pastor W. Frank Hibbard will officiate. Burial will follow at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport. Visitation will be at the funeral home today, Wednesday, March 14, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the funeral home for the local D. A.V.
To sign the guest book and send online condolences, visit www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 
 

Clayton Leon Houser 

 
   Clayton Leon Houser, 67, of Smithville, Tenn., formerly of Delphi, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at a hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
    A celebration of his life will be held at the VFW in Delphi from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 
 
 

Joan Boone Ward 

Joan Loral Boone Ward, 80, of Cutler, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 5:35 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette. She had been a patient there for one week, and died unexpectedly.
Born May 13, 1931, in Delphi, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Pauline Pearson Boone. She was a 1948 graduate of Delphi High School. In the summer of 1979 she married Robert L. Hatter, and he preceded her in death in 1995. She married Joe H. Ward on July 12, 1997, and he survives.
Joan worked for over 25 years for the Delphi Community School Corporation. She was first secretary to the middle school principal, then secretary to the high school principal, and lastly was secretary to the athletic director at the high school.
She was a member of the Delphi VFW Auxiliary, Delphi American Legion Auxiliary, and the Monticello Moose Lodge.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, mushroom hunting, outdoor activities, cooking and collecting cookbooks.
Joan dearly loved her family, and enjoyed all of the time they spent together.
Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Cheryl Riley (husband: Todd) of Brookston; a son, Glenn “Butch” Calvert (wife: Marjorie) of Delphi; a brother, Kenneth Boone Sr. (wife: Judy) of Delphi; stepchildren Scott Ward (wife: Marsha) of Whitestown, Mark Ward (wife: Debbie) of Rossville, Sherman Ward (wife: Francine) of Lafayette, and JoAnn Blackwell (husband: Glen) of West Lafayette; two grandchildren, Brandi Gaines (husband: Wade) and Glenn Randall Calvert (wife: Stephanie); four stepgrandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Camden Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
 

Paula L. Wagner 

Paula L. Wagner, 59, of Frankfort, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at her residence.
Born Aug. 25,
1952, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of Paul E. and Wilma A. (Louks) Parnell. She graduated from Clinton Prairie High School in 1970. On July 21, 2000, she married Rick R. Wagner, who survives.
Paula was a materials manager and had previously worked for Magnatek, Fabcon and ETS. She resided in Minnesota during two different time periods before returning to Frankfort three years ago.
She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving with her husband are a son, Jason “Jake” Wright of Flora; two daughters, Erin Cripe (husband: Ed) of Frankfort and Erica Dick (husband: Marty) of Cutler; five stepchildren; a sister, Glenda Jo McEwen of Lafayette; two brothers, Michael Parnell (wife: Dayna) of California and Dennis Parnell (companion: Jan) of Buck Creek; 20 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jerry and Jeffrey “Mooch”.
A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Frankfort.

Memorials may be made to Caring Bridge. Genda Funeral Home, Frankfort, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
 

Lois M. Sink 

Services for Lois Margaret Sink, 101, of Indianapolis, were held Sunday at Baker- Abbott Funeral Home, Flora. The Rev. Joyce Hunn officiated. Burial followed at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
She died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Marquette Manor in Indianapolis. She had lived most of her life in the city, moving to Marquette Manor assisted living in 1999, and then to the healthcare facility in 2005.
Born Dec. 23, 1910, in Flora, Lois was the daughter of the late Riley and Susie Harter Sink. She was a 1928 graduate of Delphi High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Indiana State University in 1932.
Lois taught business for 43 years at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, and was also the head senior counselor.
She was a 70-year member of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, where she was very active, and volunteered her time as church receptionist. She also volunteered for many years as a museum docent at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.
Lois enjoyed traveling and the Indianapolis Symphony.
Surviving are two nieces, Marge Scholl (husband: Robert) of Flora and Betty Edging (husband: Robert) of Camden; three nephews, Joseph Brubaker (wife: Joyce) of Kokomo, R. Lowell Brubaker (wife: Almeda) of Flora, and R. Sam Sink (wife: Ruthmary) of Portsmouth, Ohio; and many great-nieces and greatnephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Eva Brubaker; a brother, Frank Sink; and a niece, Sue Cooper.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.
Online condolences may be left at www.baker- abbottfh.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
 

Maria ‘Mary’ Hammel 

Maria “Mary” L. Hammel, 59, of Delphi, died at 7:01 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette.

Born March 1, 1953, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Adolph and Frances (Lyseko) Oesterlein. She graduated from Delphi High School. On Nov. 23, 1976, in Delphi, she married Jack L. Hammel, who survives.
Mary was a homemaker and an artist. She loved flower gardening, feeding and watching her hummingbirds, and enjoyed nature.
Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Kimberly Daly Hitze (husband: Neil) of Lafayette; a son, Christopher Daly of Delphi; three stepchildren, Elaina Jacot and John Hammel, both of Delphi, and Michael Hammel of Indiana; two sisters, Erika Engli of Tucson, Ariz., and Veronika Ponce (husband: Marcos) of North Manchester; and a niece, Laura Engli Olsen (husband: Rob) of Chandler, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Frank Engli.
A private graveside service will be held Saturday at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Father Donald Eder will officiate. Family and friends will gather from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mike and Marie Clawson, 222 W. Franklin St., Delphi, to celebrate her life.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Loving Heart Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4017, Lafayette, IN 47903.
Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfh.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
 





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