Obituaries


Obituaries


	 
 
 
Dean A. Hatke 

2011-08-24 / Obituaries 

Dean A. Hatke, 55, of Camden, died unexpectedly at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 1, 1955, in Lafayette, to Vincent Hatke of Lafayette, and Sharon Smith Ausban (husband: Ed), both of Lafayette. His marriage was to Trica M. Yates in Delphi on April 24, 1976, and she survives, along with two sons, Ryan Hatke (friend: Mary Daniels) of Flora and Todd Hatke (wife: Lori) of Lafayette.
Service were held Monday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Burial followed at Paint Creek Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
 
 

Wayne E. Johnson 

2011-08-24 / Obituaries  

Wayne Elton Johnson, 79, of Arlington, Texas passed away into eternal life on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, after a brief illness.
He was born July 20, 1932, in Flora, Indiana, to Merritt and Alta Johnson.
A Korean War veteran, he served aboard the USS Menard.

Although a farmer by trade, Mr. Johnson was retired from the General Motors Plant in Marion, Indiana.
Preceding him in death was his beloved wife, Dorothy.
Surviving are three children, Terri Pearcy (husband: Bill), Bruce Johnson (wife: Shelley), and Mark Johnson; five grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Samantha Allensworth (husband: Tim), Benjamin Pearcy (wife: Jesse), Jessica Johnson, Joshua Wayne Johnson and Bruce Wayne Johnson Jr.; a sister, Norma Burton; a brother, Willis Johnson (wife: Betty); and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A private service will be held in Brookston, Indiana, at a later date.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel, Fort Worth, Texas, is assisting with arrangements.
View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
 
 

Charles R. Kemp Jr. 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries
 
Charles R. “Chuck” Kemp Jr, 61, of Delphi, died unexp ectedly Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at 12:55 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Health East, Lafayette.
A Vietnam War veteran, he served in the U.S. Marines from 1968-1972, receiving a Purple Heart.
His marriage was to Judy A. Gingrich in Monticello, in 1978, and she survives along with four children, Shirley Reed (companion: Chris Smith) of Fort Wayne, Jenny Pearson (husband: Steve) of Camden, Tony Kemp (wife: Beverly) of Francisville, and Terry Kemp (wife: Melissa German) of Lafayette.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11:30 a.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Burial will follow at the IOOF Memorial Gardens in Pittsburg. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Veda Haworth Wilcox 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries 

Veda Haworth Wilcox, 98, formerly of Delphi, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, 2011, at Milner Community Health Care Center in Rossville.
Mrs. Wilcox was the Carroll County Treasurer from 1973- 1980.
Her marriage in 1944 in Delphi was to Frank Wilcox, who preceded her in death in 1973.

A son, Michael Wilcox (wife: Beth) of Logansport, survives.
Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Burial will follow at Zion Citizens Cemetery near Bringhurst. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Paul David Hurst 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries 
Paul David Hurst, son of Donald Glenn and Theresa (Woenker) Hurst of Delphi, was stillborn at 10:06 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.
Surviving with his parents are siblings, Hannah Marie, Joelle Elaine, Justine Renee, Henry Allen, Anabel Josephine, Donna Jean, Adrianna Lynn, Abe Joseph and Mariam Rose; paternal grandparents, James and Karen Hurst and Sue and Frank Hodge; paternal greatgrandparents, Marilyn and Charles Becker; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Donna Woenker.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport, with Father Mike McKinney officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church.
Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Jack L. Dalton 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries 

Jack L. Dalton, 73, of Delphi, died at 1:20 a.m. Aug. 25, 2011, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
He was married in 1965 in Battle Ground to Norma L. Hill, who survives along with two sons, Steve Dalton of Delphi and John Dalton of Lafayette.
He worked for the former Scott-Ladd Foods, Lafayette, and Wallmann’s Quality Foods, Inc., Delphi.

Services were held Monday in Delphi. Burial followed at Swank Cemetery, Pettit. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Ruth J. Barnhart 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries
 
Ruth J. (Senesac) Barnhart, 87, of Bardstown, Ky., formerly of Carroll County, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown.
Her marriage was to Robert F. “Barny” Barnhart, in 1942, in West Lafayette, and he survives. Also surviving are three children, Rebecca Martin (husband: Gerald) of Boston, Ky., Robert Barnhart (wife: Dawn) of Henderson, Nev., and James Barnhart (wife: Lynn) of Tullahoma, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Pyrmont Church of the Brethren, Burial will follow at Pyrmont Cemetery. Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Herbert G. Click 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries
 

Herbert G. Click, 96, of Frankfort, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the Mulberry Health and Retirement Center, Mulberry.
Born May 2, 1915, in Boone County, he was the son of Robert S. and Josephine (Graham) Click. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1933. On Sept. 24, 1938, he married Martha “Betty” (Bell) Click, who preceded him in death on April 10, 2005.
Mr. Click was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the Geetingsville Presbyterian Church and a 50-year member of the Beard Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are a son, Tom Click of Frankfort; a daughter, Jo Ann Huffer (husband: Dale) of Cutler; seven grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, Joe Bill Click, three brothers and four sisters.
Services were held Monday at Stout and Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, Burlington. Pastor Dan Butcher officiated. Burial will follow at Gettingsville Cemetery, Gettingsville.
Memorials may be made to the Geetingsville Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences can be left at www.stoutandson.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Ethel C. Lewis 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries 

Ethel C. Lewis, 86, formerly of Delphi, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Mulberry Health & Retirement Community, Mulberry.
Born June 3, 1925, in Delphi, she was the daughter of Earl and Gladys Phillips Sneathen. She graduated from Delphi High School in 1943. On Nov. 25, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Delphi, she married Van J. Lewis, who preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1994.
Mrs. Lewis had worked as a waitress at Bowman’s, Sam’s Fish House, and Landmark Restaurant in Pittsburg She retired from Peters- Revington Manufacturing, Delphi, where she worked in the sand room.
She attended the First Baptist Church in Delphi.
Mrs. Lewis enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, knitting, and crocheting. She also enjoyed cooking, raising Pomeranians, and playing with her grandchildren.
Surviving are four sons, Adren E. Lewis of Long Grove, Texas, Dennis J. Lewis (wife: Martha) of Delphi, Milton R. Lewis (wife: Kellye) of Lafayette, and Perry C. Lewis (wife: Chong) of Georgia; three daughters, Reta Pattengale, Aneta Gardiner (husband: Randee), and Gerlinde Conde, all of Delphi; a sister, Wilma Lois Fife of Brooksville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren, 29 greatgrandchildren, three stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-greatgrandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Leta Lynn Lewis; and a twin sister, Bethel Maxine White.
Services were held Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Mark Dutton officiated. Burial followed at the I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg.

Memorials may be made to the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.davidsonfh.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Celia R. McGinnis 

2011-08-31 / Obituaries 

Celia R. Hoogeveen McGinnis, 74, of Flora, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at 1:20 a.m. at Milner Community Health Care Center, Rossville.
She was married to the Rev. Amos L. McGinnis in Lafayette, in 1994, and he survives along with two sons, Dale L. Bothof of Arizona City, Ariz., and Steven Bothof (wife: Pam) of Rossville; a stepdaughter, Carole Clements (husband: Howard) of Chalmers; and a stepson, Randy McGinnis (wife: Brenda) of Hamilton Lake.
Services were held Saturday at Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora, with the Rev. Jeff Landon officiating. Entombment followed at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
 
 

Cynthia Long Forgey 

2011-09-07 / Obituaries 

Cynthia Long Forgey was born on November 4, 1950, in Marion, Indiana, the sixth of nine children, to John William and Eleanor Ann Long. She always treasured the fact that her dad named her, deciding that Cynthia was a strong enough first name that she didn’t need a middle name: she spent her entire life effortlessly proving this to be true. She grew up in Marion and beginning at a very young age, spent most of her summers at Lake Wawasee, continuing this tradition all the way through this summer. Wawasee was Cynthia’s “favorite place in the whole world.”
After a first date that was sealed with a legendary pat on the back, Cynthia and Joe Forgey fell completely in love and on July 23, 1988, took a humongous leap of faith by marrying and joining five children, ages 13-4, together under the same roof. It didn’t take long at all for the crew to happily identify themselves as the Forgey Jarrett Family, with Joe and Cynth at the helm. Life evolved into a steady, albeit crazy, rhythm of driving thousands of miles to take the kids to their respective practices, making a zillion perfectly-packed school lunches, faithfully squeezing frenetic family dinners in between after school events and homework, road-tripping in the mini-van to soccer tournaments with the five kids in back and Joe and Cynth holding hands in the front, and taking National Geographicinspired family vacations.
To Cynthia, nothing mattered more than family. Her family was everything to her. But, more than that, she was everything to her family. Every morning she prepared breakfast for her husband and kids and always greeted each one with “Hi, honey” when they returned home from work and school. She was a consistently fair and impartial judge who managed to keep everyone in line and maintain the peace between growing children, using her pointer finger as her gavel. She knew the secret to putting the fitted sheet on the bed with ease and was the in-house relationship counselor, teaching the boys to be kind, thoughtful and respectful and the girls to “keep your pride” and “never be too available.” Filled with common sense to her core, she always knew what to do in every situation and was unwavering in her principles and sense of right and wrong. Cynthia loved to dance.
Always an advocate for children, Cynthia served on the Noblesville School Board for eight years. Not only was she the incredibly successful CEO of the family, she was also the CFO to her husband’s dental practice, Pediatric Dentistry of Noblesville.
On May 1, 2009, Cynthia was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer after exhibiting frighteningly few symptoms. She and her family spent the following two plus years squeezing the nectar out of every moment and enjoying every day that they had together. They spent numerous weekends at Wawasee, took two separate vacations to North Carolina and Key West, and celebrated the birth of their third grandchild and the marriage of their youngest son. She and Joe “had a ball” following the Butler Bulldogs on their road to the Final Four in 2010, traveling to San Jose, Salt Lake City and, of course, watching them in the final game here in Indianapolis. In the spirit of the Bulldogs, small but mighty Cynthia remained a courageous warrior throughout her battle, surprising all doctors and nurses with her tenacity, strength, resilience, will to live and consistent gratitude for the many blessings in her life.
Throughout her battle with cancer, she remained full of hope, faith and her ever-positive attitude, inspiring her family and friends with her grace and goodness. She never pitied herself and was moved to tears far more by the kindness and generosity she received from her family, friends and community than by the struggles she encountered. She and her family remain forever grateful to all of the nurses and doctors at St. Vincent’s Hospital who provided her with the most loving care. Their gratitude also extends to their friends, family and extended community who have lifted them up with their kindness, love, support, prayers and generosity.
Cynthia passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, 2011. She was at home and was surrounded by her family.
Cynthia’s legacy will live on through her enormous family that will continue to love her like crazy, will miss her every day and will enjoy telling stories about her for many, many years to come, because as they all well know, there is no one in the world quite like Cynthia.

She is survived by her loving husband, Joe Forgey of Noblesville; her five children, Jennifer Jarrett and Dave Van Horne of San Francisco, Jill and Pat Moor of Zionsville, Jay Jarrett of Chicago, Jordan and Aaron Huffman of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, and Casey and Holly Jarrett of Indianapolis. She is also survived by her three grandchildren; her 97-year-old mother, Eleanor Organ; five sisters and three brothers; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, at the First Christian Church in Noblesville. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 7, 2011
 
 
 

Wilma Jean McVay 

2011-09-14 / Obituaries 

Wilma Jean Kyburz McVay, 86, of West Lafayette, formerly of Lafayette and Idaville, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at I.U. Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, as the result of a stroke.
Born on Sept. 26, 1924, in Forrest, Ill., she was the youngest of 14 children of the late Sam and Lena Honegger Kyburz. She was a 1942 graduate of Burnettsville High School. On Jan. 7, 1944, in Burnettsville, she married Richard C. McVay, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1987.
Mrs. McVay had worked as a dental technician under Dr. Vinney in Logansport.
During World War II she worked in a factory making buttons for Army raincoats and was a airplane rod inspector in Logansport. She was a teacher’s aid for G.L.A.S.S. and a homemaker.
Mrs. McVay was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with miraculous patience and unmovable faith.
Surviving are two sons, Gary R. McVay (wife: Donna) and Brian W. McVay (partner: Robin Hann); a daughter, Charlotte A. Hicks (husband: William); a granddaughter, Stephanie Hicks- Karst (husband: George); and two great-grandchildren, Theodora Lowery Hicks Karst and Zoe Frances Hicks Karst.
A service was held Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Lafayette, with the Rev. Carl Malmgren presiding. A funeral and committal service was held Monday at Apostolic Christian Church of Wolcott with the ministers of the church presiding. The committal immediately followed the service at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Wolcott.

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, www.dav.org.
Hippensteel Funeral Home was entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 
 
 

Thomas W. Goff 

2011-09-14 / Obituaries
 

Thomas W. Goff, 67, of Mishawaka, formerly of Delphi, died at 4:24 p.m. Sept. 8, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
A 1962 graduate of Delphi High School, he was a substance abuse counselor.
He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Friend of Downers Grove, Ill.; a brother, Jim Goff of Wabash; and two sons.

Services were held Monday in Mishawaka. Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 
 
 

Fred R. Rodkey 

2011-09-14 / Obituaries 

Fred Raymond Rodkey, 79, of Rossville, died at 1:02 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his residence.
He owned and operated Ralph Rodkey Implement in Rossville for 40 years, retiring in 1996.
Surviving with his wife, the former Winifred “Winnie” Purcell, are two sons, Fred R. Rodkey II (wife: Kayrn) and Larry D. Rodkey (wife: Stephanie), both of Frankfort, and two daughters, Mary Kathleen Rodkey (life partner: Jennifer Crieg) of Monticello and Virginia A. “Ginny” Murphy (husband: David) of Rossville.

A celebration of life was held Tuesday. A private graveside service was held at Rossville Cemetery with military burial rites. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 
 
 

David M. Yeager 

2011-09-21 / Obituaries 

David M. “Dave” Yeager, 58, of rural Lafayette near Delphi, died unexpectedly at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.
Born May 5, 1953, in Lafayette, he was the son of the late William Marc and Betty Jean Pattison Yeager. He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School and then served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his military service, he graduated from the Indiana Police Academy.
Dave served as a patrolman, first with the Lafayette Police Department for a brief time and then for over 25 years with the Delphi Police Department, retiring in 2008.
Following his retirement, he worked in the Pro Shop at the Carroll County Country Club in Delphi and operated a hot dog stand at fairs and festivals throughout Indiana.
Dave was past president of the Fraternal Order of Police and enjoyed flying model airplanes. He was very active with Orbitors, the model airplane club in Frankfort.
Surviving are two daughters, Michelle Canen (husband: Cody) of Lafayette and Elaine Goodman (husband: Kyu) of Oakland, Calif., and one nephew Josh Yeager (wife: Rhonda).
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Alan Yeager .
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home, Lafayette. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Vana officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
 
 

Beulah L. Hurst 

2011-09-21 / Obituaries
 
Beulah L. Hurst, 90, formerly of Lafayette, died Sept. 16, 2011, at The Waters of Yorktown, Yorktown.
Mrs. Hurst grew up in the Rossville area and graduated from Rossville High School in 1939.
She was married in 1940 to Robert V. Kemmer, who died in 1968. In 1970 she married Noble W. Hurst, who died in 1987.

A son, Kevin Kemmer, of Anderson survives.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Ball Hill Cemetery, Cutler.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
 
 

Debra L. Robertson 

2011-09-21 / Obituaries
 
Debra L. Robertson, 55, of Monticello (rural Carroll County), died at 5:56 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011, at Indiana University Health Arnett, Lafayette.
She had worked for three school corporations, most recently for West Lafayette Community.
Her marriage to Jerry M. Robertson was in 1996 and he survives. They had performed together as the band Shotgun.

Also surviving are three children, Tammy Gail Hancock of Whiteland, Andrea Lynn Roller of Burnettsville, and William Gary Hardman Jr. of Lafayette, Tenn.
Services were held Tuesday in Monticello.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
 
 

Terry Lee Bell 

2011-09-21 / Obituaries 

Terry Lee Bell, 59, of Sebring, Fla., passed away from cancer at 1:15 a.m. Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, at his residence.
Born Jan. 8, 1952, in Logansport, he was the son of Kenneth Donald and Betty C. Vernon Bell. He was a 1970 graduate of Carroll High School where he played basketball and ran track. He continued his education at Purdue University.
Terry retired in 2000 from Tyson Foods. He was a market buyer and also worked at the same facility when it was Wilson Foods and IBP.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Deer Creek, Veste Masonic Lodge No. 136, and the Sebring Moose Lodge No. 2259.
Terry enjoyed coming back to Indiana in the spring and fall to help at Mylet Farms near Deer Creek.
He was an avid bass fisherman, winning many contests and trophies. He also enjoyed golfing and playing cards with his friends.
Surviving are his mother of Logansport; special companion, Theresa South of Sebring; a daughter, Tara Lundy (husband: Matt) of Osceola; a son, Tom Bell (wife: Theresa) of Mishawaka; a brother, Mike Bell of Deer Creek; two grandchildren, Brianna Lundy of Osceola and James Bell of Mishawaka; a stepgranddaughter, Alyssa Lundy of Osceola; and two nephews, Ryan Bell (wife: Maggie) of Avon and Mark Bell (wife: Melissa) of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his father and uncle Jack Vernon.

Services were held Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Teal Anderson officiating. Burial followed at Rock Creek Cemetery, Logansport.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
 
 

Velora M. Little Bloyd 

2011-09-21 / Obituaries 

Velora M. Little Bloyd, 75, formerly of Delphi, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at 9:35 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette.
She worked for 43 years at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, now St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette, as a nurse’s aide and unit secretary for 1 North skilled nursing unit.
Her marriage was to John R. Bloyd in Carroll County, in 1972, and he preceded her in death in 1996.
Services were held Friday in Delphi.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
 
 

Shirley Burris Elston 

2011-09-21 / Obituaries 

Shirley A. Burris Elston, 74, of Delphi, died Sept. 14, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth East Hospital-Lafayette.
Mrs. Elson was a nurse’s aide for many years at area nursing homes in Delphi and Monticello.
Her marriage was to Raymond F. Elston in 1952, and he survives along with five children, Debbie Gipson of Delphi, Julie Combs of Burnettsville, Pam Owens of Monticello, Kenny Elston of Brookston, and Steven Elston of Delphi.

Services were held Sunday at Pittsburg Community Church. Private family burial was at Yeoman Cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
 
 

Ray Robert Lamb 

2011-09-21 / Obituaries 
Ray Robert “Bob” Lamb, 62, of Delphi, died at 7:17 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, after experiencing complications from heart transplant surgery.
Born Jan. 17, 1949, in Lafayette, he was a 1967 graduate of Delphi High School. On Dec. 28, 1968, in Delphi, he married Bonnie J. Everett, who survives.
Mr. Lamb was a lifelong self-employed farmer, raising livestock as well as being a livestock broker, buying and selling livestock.
He was a member of the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello.
Mr. Lamb enjoyed writing lyrics and poems, inventing medical devices, and spending time with his grandchildren. He and his wife were named Outstanding Farm Couple by the White-Carroll Profile in Agriculture Division in 1979. In 1981 he was named Premier Farmer by White County Premier Feeds.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter Monica K. Orban of Chesterfield, Mo.; a son, David R. Lamb of Delphi; and six grandchildren, Caroline, Jack, Kennedy, and Joe Orban and Casey and Emma Lamb.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ray Lamb, who died Sept. 10, 2005
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. His grandchildren will recite his poetry at 30-minute intervals and will lead a candlelighting service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Diabetes Association.
Share memories and condolences online at www.davidsonfh.com.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
 
   
ROBERT BAER - CLASS OF 1940
 
    After long weeks full of hope, the official Navy Department message of the death of Robert Baer, hospital apprentice, first class came Saturday to his mother, Mrs. Lucy Baer, Delphi.  The youth had been a prisoner of war of the Japanese since the fall of Manilla, in December, 1941.
    From the facts sent his mother, it is probable that Baer met he death when the Japanese troop ship, on which he was being transferred from a prison camp in the Philippines to the Jap mainland, was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of China.  No word had been received from him in eight months, and the last message received was dated sometime in May, 1944.
    Enlisting in the Navy in October, 1940, Baer received training at Great Lakes, San Diego, and Mare Island, Calif.  He was sent to Cavite, Philippines, where he was stationed at the hospital base in August, 1941.  He would have been 23 years old this past May 8.
    Survivors include the mother, the father John Baer of Ft. Wayne: two brothers, Harry of Delphi and Raymond, hospital technician, stationed at the navel hospital, Bethesda, Md.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, June 28, 1945
 
 
 
MILDRED "MIDGE" KELLY - CLASS OF 1932 
 
Mildred I. "Midge" Kelly, 77, of Delphi, died at 11:59 p.m. May 5, 1990, at Home Hospital, where she had been a patient since May 1.
     Born June 17, 1912, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Harry and Fannie Mytle Allen Richter.  She had lived in the Delphi community most of her life.
     Her marriage was Feb. 22, 1935, in Albion, to Donald E. Kelly, who survives.
     She was a 1932 graduate of Delphi High School and was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church.
     Surviving with her husband are one son, Donald W. Kelly; two daughters, Judy Martin of Rt. 1, Camden, and Patsy Davila of Delphi; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers.
     Services were Tuesday at Horn Funeral Home with Dr. Ellwood Smith officiating.  Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
     Memorials may be made to the Delphi UM Church.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 9, 1990
 
 
 
STELLA RICHARDSON PHILLIPS - CLASS OF 1923
 
      Stella Richardson Phillips, 85, of Rt. 2, Delphi (Pittsburg) died at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 8, 1990, in Methodist Hospital, where she had been a patient for three weeks.
     Born Nov. 21, 1904, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Samuel and Zorada Morrison Richardson.
     She was a 1923 graduate of Delphi High School and lived in the Delphi area most of her life.
     Her marriage was on Oct. 21, 1931, in Attica, to Clyde Phillips, who died in 1970.
     She and her husband owned and operated a drive-in restaurant in West Delphi for many years.  She also worked at the former Sam's restaurant in Pittsburg for over 50 years and was a licensed real estate salesperson for many years.
      Surviving are two daughters, June Davis of Delphi and Janet Donelson of Lafayette; a brother, Harley Richardson, and a sister, Thelma Franklin, both of Pittsburg.  She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
       Services were Saturday at Horn Funeral Home with Rev. James Rankin officiating.  Burial was in IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg.
       
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, August 15, 1990
 
 
 
FREEMAN REDDING - CLASS OF 1929
 
     Freeman Redding, 79, 430 Center Way, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566, died there June 9, 1990.
      Born Oct. 30, 1910, in Carroll County, he was the son of Leroy and Lillie Hargraves Redding.  He was married Dec. 24, 1931, to Pearl Nora Snipes, who survives.
      He attended Baum School, southeast of Delphi, and graduated in 1929 from Delphi High School.  He attended Bliss Electrical School in Takoma Park, D.C.  An electrician, architect and farmer, Redding and his family went to Jamaica in 1952 to rebuild churches destroyed by a hurricane.  In 1957 he started serving in the pastorate of the churches, leaving Jamaica in September 1965.  He continued to fill pulpits in Texas and Indiana.  He also lived in Florida, Ohio, New York and Illinois.
      Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Sara Ann Foubister of Lake Jackson, Tex., and Carol Sue Kahler of Washington state; one brother, Floyd Redding of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Sellers of Lakeland, Fla., and Meredith Triechel of Georgia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  One sister preceded in death.
     Services were in Lake Jackson with burial in Lakeland, Fla.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, June 30, 1990
 
 
BURNIECE ORR - CLASS OF 1928
 
  Burniece Orr, 80, of Delphi, died at 10:10 p.m. May 27, 1990, at her resident.
  Born March 21, 1910, in Delphi, she was the daughter of George M. and Nettie Bougher Allen.  She was a lifetime resident of the Delphi community.
  Her marriage was April 9, 1938, in Delphi, to Lee Orr, who survives.
  A 1928 graduate of Delphi High School, she was a clerk at Goff's Variety Store in Delphi for a number of years and then at Payne's Variety Store in Delphi before retiring.
  Also surviving are one son, William H. "Bill" Orr of Delphi and one grandson.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
  Services were today at Horn Funeral Home with Pastor David Futrell officiating.  Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Delphi.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the society for Prevention of Blindness.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 30, 1990
 
 
 
FRANCES LOUISE HENIZE - CLASS OF 1955
 
  Frances Louise Henize, 52, died Monday, May 14, 1990, at University General Memorial Hospital at Largo, Fla.  She had been in failing health for four years.
  She was a graduate of Delphi High School and from a secretarial college in Connecticut.  She resided in Florida for 18 years.
  Surviving with her parents are one son, Kenneth Henize of Dayton, Ohio, one brother and one sister.  She was preceded in death by one son.
  Services will be at Largo.  Burial will be at Dayton.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 16, 1990
 
 
 
MARY SMOCK CLAWSON - CLASS OF 1927
 
     Mary Smock Clawson, 90, of Delphi, died at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 5, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center.
     Born July 27, 1909, in Madison Township, she was the daughter of Edward R. and Grace Martin Smock.  Her marriage was in December 1961 in Delphi to Walter M. Clawson.  He died April 5, 1975.
      Mrs. Smock was a 1927 graduate of Delphi High School and a 1930 graduate of Madame Blakers Teachers College in Indianapolis.
     She formerly was office manager at Leavel & Bates Loan Office and retired as bookkeeper at Kerlin Feed Mill in Delphi.
     She was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church and past worthy matron of the Delphi Order of Eastern Star.
     Surviving are one brother, Judge John Smock of Lafayette; two stepdaughters, Barbara Walker of Lafayette and Kay Burnett of Arlington, W. Va.; 11 step grandchildren and 21 step great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sister, a stepson, and two step grandchildren.
     Services will be today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Horn-Davidson Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Ellcessor officiating.  Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. today.  Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
     Memorials may be made to Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, December 8, 1999
 
 
 
MICHAEL D. MYER - CLASS OF 1968
 
 
     Michael D. Myer, 40, of West Lafayette, died in his home April 1, 1991.
     Born Oct. 24, 1950, in LaPorte, he was the son of William "Bill" and Pat Morris Myer.  His family moved to Delphi when he was two years old.
     Myer served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was discharged in 1974.  He worked for the Mercantile Exchange in Chicago in 1976 and received his broker's license.  For several years, he was a broker-dealer for Heinold Commodities, managing the Maryville, Tenn., office.
     He was a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Delphi.
     Surviving are his parents of Delphi and a sister, Jan Myer, of Indianapolis.
     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Horn Funeral Home, Delphi, with the Rev. Donald Ashley officiating.  Private burial service will be at Musselman Cemetery, Camden.
     Memorials may be made to the Diabetes of Carroll County Cancer associations.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 3, 1991
 
 
 
HAROLD R. NEWMAN - CLASS OF 1934
 
 
      Harold R. Newman, 71, Flora, died March 5, 1988, in St. Elizabeth's Healthcare Center, Lafayette.
      Born July 3, 1916, in Jefferson Township, Carroll County, he was a son of Earl and Lula Casad Newman.
      A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he received a Purple Heart, four Bronze Stars and the Defense Service Ribbon.  He had lived in Flora since 1976, having lived most of his life in Jefferson Township, Carroll County.  He was a 1934 graduate of Delphi High School.  Newman was a member of Hickory Grove United Church of Christ and attended Flora First Presbyterian Church.  He was a member of Delphi American Legion Post 75 and Lafayette Disabled American Veterans Post 27.
     Surviving are a brother, Fred J. Newman, Lafayette; and two nephews.
     Services were Monday at Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. John Siner officiating.  Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 9, 1988
 
 
 
JOSEPHINE CLIFFORD THIEME - CLASS OF 1916
 
  Josephine Clifford Thieme, 93, of Lafayette, died at 5:10 p.m. April 30, 1990, in Regency Place, where she had been a resident since January 1988.
  She was born March 18, 1897, in Delphi.  Her family operated the Clifford Grocery Story in Delphi from 1870 to 1950.
  A 1916 graduate of Delphi High School, she was organist at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi for several years before her marriage on Sept. 15, 1927, in Delphi, to Fred Thieme.
  She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, St. Boniface Altar Society, St. Theresa Study Club, AlphaXi Delta Mother's Club, and St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary.
  Surviving are three sons, John F. Thieme and J. Thomas Thieme, both of Lafayette and James R. Thieme of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two daughters, Barbara Schrader of Lafayette and Josephine Deible of Charleston, S.C.; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Father Matt Hollin, OFM; officiating.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Soller-Baker Funeral Home, Lafayette, where Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 1990
 
 
LARRY E. BOONE - CLASS OF 1922
 
  Larry E. Boone, 76, Rt. 1, Delphi, Carroll County Commissioner for the past five and a half years, was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:38 a.m. Sun., May 11, 1980, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.  Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.
  Born May 15, 1903 in Carroll County, he was the son of David W. and Elizabeth Caldwell Boone.  His marriage February 4, 1924, in Danville was to Pauline Pearson, who died July 7, 1978.  He was engaged to be married to Dorothy Hill of Delphi on May 30.
  A 1922 graduate of Delphi High School, Boone operated a service station in Delphi for 35 years and was a Delphi volunteer fireman for 30 years.
  He was a member of Delphi Presbyterian Church, Mount Olive Lodge No. 48 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Carroll County F.O.P. and Super Excellent Master of Logansport Council No. 11 Royal Select Masters.  He was serving his second term as county commissioner.
  Surviving are one son, Kenneth W. Boone, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Hatter, both of Rt. 1, Delphi; one brother, Bartley Boone, Kokomo; four sisters, Grace Julien of Soldiers Home, Lafayette, Mrs. Walter (Blanche) Kite of Buck Creek.  Margaret Miller of Lafayette, and Mrs. Floyd (Esther) Johns Jr. of Yeoman; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were this afternoon at Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. James Rankin officiating.  Burial was in Masonic Cemetery at Delphi.
  Memorial contributions were suggested for the Heart Fund.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 14, 1980
 
 
 
WALTER FLORA - CLASS OF 1907
 
   Funeral rites were conducted on Monday afternoon from the Flora German Baptist church for Walter Flora, 68, retired Carroll county businessman.  Rev. Harvey Wagoner and Clem Skiles officiated and burial was in Maple Lawn cemetery.  Leiter funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
   Mr. Flora died Saturday morning at his home in Flora following a lingering illness.  He formerly operated the Carrollton hatchery and Bringhurst department store.
  Born near Bringhurst, he spent his life in the Bringhurst and Flora area.  He was married in 1912 to Clara A. Wolfe and was a member of the German Baptist church.
   Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Thelma Patrick Long and a son, Leo, both of Bringhurst; a brother, Rufus of Flora; 3 sisters, Nancy Wolf, Eva Wolf and Lula Skiles, all of Bringhurst.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, September 25, 1958
 
 
 
LEWIS J. LEAR, JR. - CLASS OF 1958
 
 
  Lewis J. Lear, Jr., 33, of 403 S. Illinois St., Delphi was killed instantly when his 1963 model car went out of control on Indiana 25, six miles north of Lafayette at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday.
  Born in Lafayette, June 25, 1939, he was the son of Lewis J. and Flossie Battles Lear Sr.  He was a truck driver for United Van Lines.  He had served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
  Surviving with his parents are five brothers, Donald of Long Beach, Calif., Kenneth of Lancaster, Calif., Michael of Delphi, and Stephen and Kevin, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Simmerman and Cecillia Lear, both of Delphi, and Mrs. Theresa Merrick of Logansport.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Ambrose Ziegler officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery, with military graveside rites.
  Friends may call at Lloyd Funeral Home between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m, Thursday.  Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.
  Mr. Lear was southbound on Indiana 25 when he rounded a curve at excessive speed, state police reported.  The convertible car skidded 75 feet off the road, went over a 200 foot embankment, turned over several times and stuck two trees before coming to rest on its top.  Lear was pinned under the demolished vehicle and died instantly of internal injuries.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Journal-Citizen, Thursday, September 7, 1972
 
 
 
WILLIAM JOSEPH CLAUSER - CLASS OF 1925
 
 
  Dr. William Joseph Clauser, 49, a native of Delphi and a member of, a prominent Carroll county family, died Christmas Eve at the house of a friend at Orleans, Massachusetts.  Dr. Clauser was a practicing psychiatrist in Boston and had gone to the home of the friends for the holiday when he was stricken with a heart attack.
  Born here July 22, 1908, he was the son of Dr. Albert and Mary Sims Clauser.  After graduating from Delphi High School he attended DePauw University where he graduated in 1929 as a Rector scholar.  He received his medical degree from Indiana University in 1932 and interned at Cleveland City Hospital, Billings Hospital in Chicago and Peter Bent Brigham hospital in Boston.
  Dr. Clauser also was associated with Dr. E P. Joslin at Beacon hospital in Boston; at the Philip Andover Academy; Boston State hospital; Boston Psychiatric Hospital.  During World War II he served as a Lt. Commander and was stationed at Parris Island from 1943 until 1945.
  He opened his own office for practice of psychiatry in 1947 and was a lecturer at Harvard University.
  He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Delphi; a Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chi fraternity member; a member of Nu Sigma Nu and Alpha Omega Alpha fraternities.
  Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary S. Clauser of 2820 Union, Lafayette; two brothers, Stewart of Lafayette and Robert of Detroit.  Mayor Roy Clauser of Delphi is an uncle of the deceased.  John Sims of Chicago is another surviving uncle.
  The body was brought to the Eikenberry funeral home in Delphi on Saturday.  Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Delphi Presbyterian church with Rev. James William Rankin officiating.  Burial was in Masonic cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Journal, Thursday, January 2, 1958
 
 
 
 
 
FOSTER HAINES - CLASS OF 1940
 
  Foster Haines, 82, of 3055 Whispering Willow Way, Orange Park, Fla., died at 8:30 a.m. on March 24, 2005, in Orange Park.
  Mr. Haines lived in Delphi for most of his life.  No further information was available.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, March 30, 2005
 
 
 
GROVER (CLEVE) WHITEMAN - CLASS OF 1936
 
  Final rites for Grover C. (Cleve) Whiteman, 50, of Delphi, were held Tuesday afternoon at Connell Funeral Home here.  The Rev. David Abel and the Rev. O.P. Manker were in charge and burial was in Zion Cemetery.
  Whiteman was found dead shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday at his farm, a victim of self-inflicted shotgun wounds.  Carroll County Coroner James Sullivan placed time of death at about 6 a.m. that day.
  A member of Delphi Methodist Church, he spent most of his life in the Delphi community.
  Born in Carroll County, he married Louise Swatts in 1946, and she survives.
  Other survivors include a daughter, Jean, at home; a brother, Woodrow of Delphi; and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Roth of Hammond.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, September 8, 1966
 
 
 
HAROLD LEROY CHEESMAN - CLASS OF 1939
 
  Harold Leroy Cheesman, Sr., 44, of route 1, Battle Ground, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.  Cheesman never regained consciousness after being injured in an auto accident on Indiana 25 four miles east of Lafayette on June 23.
  Born October 15, 1921, in Logansport, he was the son of Edmond and Anna Frances Cripe Cheesman.  His marriage on October 12, 1940, was to Rosa Simmions, who survives.
  Cheesman had been employed the past eight years at Ross Gear Co. in Lafayette.  He was a member of the Pittsburg Church of the Brethren, was a veteran of World War II and had lived most of his life in the Delphi area.
  Surviving with the wife are the father of route 1, Battle Ground; three children, Leroy of route 1, Battle Ground; and James Allen and Brenda Lee, both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Kenworthy, Mrs. Opal Dunn and Mrs. Ethel Wells of Delphi, Mrs. Carrie Miller of Kewanee and Mrs. Bertha Bowyer of Logansport; a brother, Walter of Attica; a stepbrother, James Sipes of Logansport, and five grandchildren.
  Service will be at Cornell Funeral Home in Delphi at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) with burial in the Pyrmont Cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, October 13, 1966
 
 
WALTER J. NICHTER - CLASS OF 1917
 
  Walter J. Nichter, 65, died Thursday, September 22, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he had lived the past five years.
  He was a 1917 graduate of Delphi High School and a 1922 graduate of Purdue University.
  He married Christine DeLat in 1939.  He worked 20 years as a salesman for Huntington Laboratories and was engaged in farming.
  Surviving with the widow are two brothers, Albert M. of Lafayette and Hillary of Delphi, and a sister, Mrs. Orville Fife of Delphi.
  Mrs. Fife and Albert Nichter flew to Albuquerque for funeral services Monday.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, September 29, 1966
 
 
 
 FLOSSIE MAY CLAWSON - CLASS OF 1905
 
     Service were today at Jackson Funeral Home, Delphi, for Flossie May Clawson, 93, Delphi, who died Sunday, Jan. 6, 1980, at 3:45 a.m. at Milner Community Health Care Center, Rossville, where she had been a resident two years.
     Born April 6, 1886, in Carroll County to Oliver and Nettie Brookbank Hornbeck, she married Harry R. Clawson on March 3, 1908, who died Nov. 20, 1958.
     A member of the Delphi United Methodist Church and a charter member of Tippecanoe Township Extension Homemaker's Club.  Mrs. Clawson was a Delphi High School graduate and had taught school in the Carroll County School system.
     Survivors include two sons, Robert of Delphi and Dale of Anderson, three brothers, Charles Hornbeck of Akron, OH., George Hornbeck of Barberton, OH., and Ralph Hornbeck of Benton Harbor, Mich.; two sisters, Helen Baird of Frankfort and Ethel Lybrook of Delphi; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
     Burial was in the Pittsburg IOOF Cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, January 9, 1980
 
 
  

IDA MAY WHITE BUSTEED - CLASS OF 1887
 
      Mrs. Ida May Busteed, 82, the former Ida White of Delphi, died on Tuesday, May 24, at her home at Indianapolis.
      Funeral rites were held there on Saturday at the North Methodist church.
      Her husband John Busteed, also a nature of this city, preceded her in death.  She was graduated from the Delphi High School in 1887.
      She leaves a son, Emerson T. Busteed at Indianapolis, four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three great grand-children; and four sisters; Mrs. George Stair, Battleground, Mrs. Frank Leslie, ElPaso, Texas; Mrs. Josephine Hershey of Englewood, California and Miss Elizabeth White of Lafafayette.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Journal, Thursday, June 2, 1949
 
 
 
EARL LESLIE LITTLE - CLASS OF 1909
    
 
     Earl Leslie Little, 61, Pennsylvania railroad clerk, died of a heart attack at 11 o'clock Friday morning at his home at Logansport.
     He was employed in the car forman's office in yard.  As having served as a clerk since he first entered the Pennsylvania service on Dec. 5, 1911.
     The deceased was born April 17, 1888, in Carroll County, the son of Stansbury and Susannah Crosby Little.  He was a member of the Market Street Methodist church, the Woodmen of the World, Tipton lodge No. 33, F. and A.M., the Order of Eastern Star, and the White Shrine.
     Survivors are the widow, Martha E. Little; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Jones, Hanna, Ind.; and Mrs. Gordon Moore, Goshen; four grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Cordia Booher, Logansport; Mrs. Nancy Edging, Mrs. Hester Willaby, and Mrs. Eva Cree, all of Camden; and a brother, Harley of Beloit, Wis.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Journal, Thursday, November 17, 1949
 
 
 
DEAN KITE - CLASS OF 1910
 
      Dean G. Kite, 58, native of the Colburn community, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Lawrenceburg Sunday morning at 6 o'clock.
      Born March 21, 1891, he was a son of Thomas B. and Mary E. Schnepp Kite.  He was graduated from Delphi High school and was a member of the Delphi Methodist church and the Masonic Lodge at Aurora, Ind.
     He leaves the widow, Carrie Kite, a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Musselman and a grandson, James Musselman, Logansport, and a brother, Grover Kite, Delphi and everal nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Lawrenceburg.
     Those attending from Delphi were: Mr. and Mrs. Grover Kite, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Packard and sons, Mrs. Oscar Leatherman, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kite of Logansport.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Journal, Thursday, November 3, 1949
 
 
 
LYNN BROOKBANK - CLASS OF 1908
 
     Lynn Brookbank, 58, beloved principal of the Pittsburg school and a teacher in the Tippecanoe township schools for 37 years, died at the family home early Tuesday morning of a heart attack.  Mr. Brookbank had not been in ill health and his death came as a great shock to his multitude of friends and former students.
     The son of John and Agnes Arnott Brookbank, he was born in Carroll county January 21, 1891, and was married June 10, 1925 to Margaret Lybrook.  He attended Indiana University, the University of Michigan and Rochester College.  With the exception of one year, when he taught at Carson school in Jefferson township.  Mr. Brookbank spent his entire teaching career in the Tippecanoe township schools.
     A veteran of World War I, he served overseas and was a member of Harry Bohannon Post, No. 75, American Legion.
     Surviving with the widow are three children John David, Robert Lynn and Virginia, all at home; a sister, Mrs. John Meyer of Wheaton, Illinois.
     Funeral rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Grimm funeral home with the Rev. Merlin Schwein officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be John Roth, Harold Patton, Charles Smith, Cliff Bitler, Herman Theophile and Harry Hatton.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, April 14, 1949
 
 
 
MARY J. WALKER PERRY - CLASS OF 1884
 
     Mrs. Mary J. Walker Perry, 83, member of a prominent Delphi family and daughter of the founder of the Carroll Telephone Company, died Wednesday morning in a hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was taken last week.  Mrs. Perry had been suffering with pneumonia and was thought on the road to recovery when complications developed.
     Born in Delphi October 26, 1865, she was the daughter of Dr. Edward and Jane (Riley) Walker.  Her father organized the Carroll Telephone Company in 1896 and at his death, Mrs. Perry and her brother, Earl Walker inherited the firm.  With John Earl Walker, a nephew, she was the principal stockholder in the company.  The firm operates the Delphi and Idaville exchanges.
     Active socially in the community, Mrs. Perry was a charter member of the Oracle Club.  Following her marriage to Franklin Perry, about 25 years ago, she had spent most of her time in St. Petersburg.  Mr. Perry died a number of years ago.
     Surviving are three nephews; John Earl Walker of Delphi; Edward Walker of Bunker Hill and Charles Walker of Denver, Colorado.
     The body will arrive here Saturday morning and friends may call at the Patrick Mortuary after noon Saturday.  Funeral rites will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the Mortuary with burial in the IOOF cemetery.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, April 21, 1949
 
 
 
 
 



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