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Obituaries

James 'Jim' Ahlfeld

James Ernest Ahlfeld, 86, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, passed on to meet his heavenly Father, who he always called, “The Man Upstairs,” on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A devoted Missouri Synod Lutheran, he attended Zion Lutheran church in Wabash, was instrumental

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Eldridge Lenore Wilkins Oct. 18, 1945 - Dec. 9, 2018

Eldridge Lenore Wilkins, 73, passed away Dec. 9, 2018, at Community Hospital after an extended illness. Eldridge was born Oct. 18, 1945, to Hamlet and Lelah Wilkins. He was a 1964 Anderson High School graduate, Navy veteran and GM retiree. Eldridge enjoyed model ra

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Marlyn K. Cox Oct. 2, 1936 - Dec. 4, 2018

Marlyn K. Cox, 82, passed away at in Parkview Wabash Hospital, Wabash, on Dec. 4, 2018. She was born in Grant County on Oct. 4, 1926, to the late James M. and Ellen (Kirkpatrick) Long. Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Mississinewa High School. On March 20, 1971, she

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Lois J. 'Momma Jean' Whitt

Lois J. Whitt, 66, passed away in Twin City Healhcare, Gas City, on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on April 12, 1952, to the late Ralph Edward and Martha Frances (Smith) Goodwin. The memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Owen-Weilert-Dunc

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Carol Jean Knox

Carol Jean Knox, 76, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Dec. 10, 2018, at Brookside Haven Care Center, Muncie. She was born in Hartford City to Harold Knox and Hazel Virginia May (Wright) Knox. Carol graduated from Hartford City High School and worked at Murphy’s 5 &am

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Donald 'Don' L. Wright March 4, 1935 - Dec.r 10, 2018

Donald “Don” L. Wright, 83, Indianapolis, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Monday, December 10, 2018. He was born in Delaware County on March 4, 1935, to Loren and Wanda (Clements) Wright. Don was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Upl

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P. Colleen Ladd Nov. 18, 1929 - Dec. 7, 2018

P. Colleen Ladd, 89, Greentown, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. She was born Nov. 18, 1929, in Greentown, the daughter of the late Frank Pete and Eunice (Gallion) Turner. On June 27, 1947, she married Richard E. Ladd

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George S. Boller

George S. Boller, 79, of Marion had passed away at his home and was found on Dec. 2, 2018. At this time there will be no viewing or services.

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James 'Jim' Albert Rinker May 29, 1935 - Dec. 8, 2018

James “Jim” Albert Rinker, 83, passed away at 2:28 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Marion General Hospital. He was born in Hartford City on May 29, 1935, to Orville Rinker and Vardella D. (Willmann) Rinker. His parents precede him in death. He graduated

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Louise May Warren Oct. 1, 1941 - Dec. 7, 2018

Louise May Warren, 77, Marion, went to be with the Lord in her home at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. A lifelong resident of Grant County, Louise was born on October 1, 1941, to Raymond Alonzo and Opal Louise (Clem) Howell. She married her loving husband, D

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David B. Bradford Feb. 2, 1948 - Dec. 8, 2018

David B. Bradford, 70, Warren, passed away in his home at 2:04 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018. He was born in Marion on February 2, 1948, to the late Bernard E. and Annis M. (Pulley) Bradford and had spent most of his life in Huntington County. David was a 1965

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Ethel Blanche (Lewis) Coleman Jan. 25, 1937 - Dec. 4, 2018

Ethel Blanche (Lewis) Coleman, 81, laid down for her final rest on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. She was born on Jan. 25, 1937, in Wabash to Wentworth and Blanche (Jordan) Lewis. Lovingly remembered by her children Tonya (Rodney) Nichols, Fishers; Rhonda (Randy, Sr.) Nunn

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James Carter Shelford March 16, 1931 - Dec. 6, 2018

James Carter Shelford, 87, loving husband and father of five children, passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Jim was born on March 16, 1931 in Pontiac, Michigan to Carl and Lillian Shelford and was the oldest of two children. He graduated from Ponti

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Ronald Eugene 'Gene' Christopher June 6, 1922 - Dec. 3, 2018

Ronald Eugene “Gene” Christopher, 96, died on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion. He was born on June 6, 1922, in Gas City and was raised by William and Mattie Christopher. He lived his entire life in Grant County. His fir

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Donald 'Don' L. Smith March 4, 1946 - Dec. 5, 2018

Donald “Don” L. Smith, 72, Marion, met his Lord and Savior at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion. A lifelong resident of Grant County, Don was born in Marion on March 4, 1946, to the late Henry and Mary (Sm

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Victor Joiner

Victor Joiner, 84, of Marion, passed away Dec. 2, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Service is at noon, Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018 at House of Worship 1824 S. Branson St., Marion, with visitation one hour prior. Burial in Marion National Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home &

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M Jean Monroe Jan. 8, 1924 - Dec. 6, 2018

M Jean Monroe, 94, formerly of Fairmount, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Wesleyan Health Care where she had been a resident for several years. Jean was born in Grant County on Jan. 8, 1924, daughter of the late Willis H. and Cecile Vivian (Tetrick) Ratliff. Jean gr

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Pending Services

Dorothy Weaver: passed away at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Funeral arrangements are currently pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.

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James 'Jim' W. Herring March 31, 1928 - Dec. 6, 2018

James “Jim” W. Herring, 90, Marion, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Marion General Hospital. He was born in West Frankfort, IL, on March 31, 1928, to the late William J. and Sena Naomi (Weaver) Herring.

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Ronald Eugene 'Gene' Christopher June 16, 1922 - Dec. 3, 2018

Ronald Eugene “Gene” Christopher, 96, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion. He was born on June 16, 1922, in Gas City and was raised by William and Mattie Christopher. He lived his entire life in Grant County. His f

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Pending services

James W. Herring: 90, Marion, went to be with the Lord at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Marion General Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. Edmond Hyatt: Please notify

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Susan Ann Drake-Grubb April 7, 1949 - Dec. 5, 2018

Susan Ann Drake-Grubb, 69, Marion, received her eternal reward at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion. A lifelong resident of Grant County, Susan was born in Marion to the late Henry “Buggs” and Vivienne Ellen (

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Barbara Robbins Sept. 17, 1943 - Dec. 5, 2018

Barbara Robbins, 75, passed away the morning of Dec. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. She was born to Margaret and Earl Corn on Sept. 17, 1943, in Muncie. Barbara was a former resident of Sunman, Fairmount and Fowlerton. Barbara married Billie W. Robbins in 1965 and wor

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Helen Christine Hagan Sept. 5, 1928 - Dec. 5, 2018

Helen Christine Hagan, 90, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 5, 2018, at Bridgewater Rehabilitation Centre. She was born Sept. 5, 1928. Helen married Carlie U. Hagan on March 16, 1946. He precedes her in death. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Keplinger Fun

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Janet L. Kilgore Nov. 27, 1940 - Dec. 5, 2018

Janet Kilgore passed away on Dec. 5, 2018, after a courageous nine-month battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Dale Kilgore, of rural Upland. Janet was born Nov. 27, 1940, to Alvin and Dorotha Atkinson in Monroe Township, outside of

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Pending services

Ronald Eugene “Gene” Christopher: 96, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion. Arrangements are pending with Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. Donald “Don” L. Sm

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Sharon Clayborn Oct. 18, 1953 - Dec. 4, 2018

Sharon Clayborn, 65, Marion, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Marion General Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1953, to John A. and Daisy Clayborn. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and her cat Tabby. She is proceeded in death by her mother, Daisy, an

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Chad Allen Zuidema Dec. 31, 1970 - Dec. 3, 2018

Chad Allen Zuidema, 47, Marion, passed away in his home at 9:12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. He was born on Dec. 31, 1970, in Grand Rapids, MI, to Gary and Connie (Heyboer) Zuidema, and he attended Hudsonville High School. Chad worked at General Cable, where he wa

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Randy Lee Slagle Aug. 11, 1949 - Dec. 5, 2018

Randy Lee Slagle, 69, Gas City, was surrounded by his family in his home when he went to be with the Lord at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Randy was born in Marion on Aug. 11, 1949, to George and Patricia A. (Fanning) Slagle. Randy was a heavy machine opera

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Gladys G. 'Nell' Gibson Dec. 2, 1931 - Dec. 4, 2018

Gladys G. “Nell” Gibson, 87, formerly of Fairmount, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at her residence in Holly Hill, Florida. Nell was born in Jonesville, Virginia, on Dec. 2, 1931, daughter of the late Nathaniel and Stella (Johnson) Edwards. She married Jam

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Marlyn K. Cox Oct. 2, 1936 - Dec. 4, 2018

Marlyn K. Cox, 82, passed away in Parkview Wabash Hospital, Wabash, on Dec. 4, 2018. She was born Oct. 2, 1936, to the late James M. and Ellen (Kirkpatrick) Long. Survivors include son Von Dwayne Whelchel; brother Ralph L. Long; three grandchildren; four great-gran

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Darrell (Doc) L. Vetor Oct. 19, 1927 - Dec. 5, 2018

Darrell (Doc) L. Vetor, 91, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in his home in Fairmount. Doc was born in Fairmount on Oct. 19, 1927, to the late Charles and Netti Vetor. Doc was the eighth child of 17 siblings; all have preceded in death, except for his younger b

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Rosetta M. Yencer Aug. 10, 1928 - Dec. 5, 2018

Rosetta M. Yencer, 90, of Montpelier, passed away at 1:56 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2018, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton. She was born Aug. 10, 1928. Family and friends may gather at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier, on Dec. 8 f

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Rowena L. Norwood Dec. 31, 1922 - Dec. 5, 2018

Rowena L. Norwood, age 95, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Roanoke, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indi

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Robin Lynn (Ladwig) Green May 26, 1961 - Dec. 5, 2018

Robin Lynn (Ladwig) Green, 57, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at her home in Anderson. She was born on May 26, 1961, in Marion. Robin was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Robin’s grandchildren were her heart

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Pending services

Marlyn K. Cox: 82, passed away Dec. 4, 2018, in Parkview Hospital, Wabash. Arrangements are pending at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 S. Washington St., Marion. Gladys G. “Nell” Gibson: 87, formerly of Fairmount, die

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Robert E. Matthews

Robert E. Matthews, 87, of Wabash, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. Robert is survived by his wife, Glenna; son, Dan (Kim) Matthews of Somerset; daughter, Kim (Chuck) Hendrix of Wabash. Funeral services will

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Monty Karl Taylor June 14, 1964 - Nov. 29, 2018

Monty Karl Taylor, 54, Huntington, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in an auto accident in Grant County. He was born on Sunday, June 14, 1964, in Huntington. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1982-1988. At this time there will be no service

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Jane (Woodard/Hubbard) Markham March 19, 1925 - Dec. 2, 2018

Jane (Woodard/Hubbard) Markham graduated to Heaven on December 2, 2018, at Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab. Born March 19, 1925, in Hardin County, Illinois, to John C. and Josephine (Goins) Stacy, Jane was a middle child in her family, with her four older sisters: P

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John F. Haupthof Sept. 5, 1947 - Dec. 3, 2018

John F. Haupthof, 71, of Warren, passed away at 2:07 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Markle Health Care in Markle. He was born on Friday, Sept. 5, 1947, in Huntington County. He married Deborah Rish on Aug. 7, 1968, in Wells County. John was a 1965 graduate of Van

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Betty M. Avery July 9, 1926 - Dec. 3, 2018

Betty M. Avery, 92, of Frankfort died Dec. 3, 2018, at Wesley Manor. She was born July 9, 1926, in Miami County to the late Elmer and Anna (Watts) Hann. She married Samuel B. “Barney” Avery on Oct. 27, 1946, and he preceded her in death in February 2011

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