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Please notify Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service at 765-664-5030 if you know the whereabouts of Louis Nash’s son, Louis Nash Jr.. Louis Nash, Sr., was born on Dec. 9, 1938, and died on June 20, 2018.

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Adam M. Messenger

Infant Adam M. Messenger, of Huntington, born Feb. 12, 2018 in Kewanna, passed away at 11:32 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his home. Surviving in Huntington are his parents Daniel M. Messenger and Karin M. Shephard and siblings Esther-Michelle Renee-Ann Messenger,

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Marta C. Gillespie Sept. 12, 1951 - June 20, 2018

Marta C. Gillespie, 66, Peru, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. She was born in Marion on September 12, 1951, to the late Paul Young and Lois (Kelch) Irvin, who survives. On March 31, 2017, Marta married Robert “Bob” Gillespie, and h

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Elizabeth Ann Cowman Thomas May 11, 1918 - June 17, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Cowman Thomas, former resident of Marion, passed away on Sunday, June 17 with her namesake granddaughter Elizabeth Anne Brandon at her side. Mrs. Thomas was the widow of George Thomas to whom she’d been married for 75 years before he passed away

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Dorothy 'Dot' A. Cunningham April 23, 1920 - June 6, 2018

Dorothy “Dot” A. Cunningham, 98, Jonesboro, received her eternal reward at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. She was born in Marion on April 23, 1920, to the late Guy W. and Chloa A. (Harrell) Darst. Dot married Weldon W. Cunningham on September 15

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Susan Gordon Dec. 13, 1942 - June 10, 2018

Susan D. (Leisure) Gordon, age 75 of Elwood, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Community Parkview Care Center in Elwood following a very brief illness.   She was born Dec. 13, 1942 in Elwood, the daughter of Max W. and Janiece (Jarvis) Leisure. 

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Sharon K. Fetterhoff August 7, 1951 - June 16, 2018

Sharon K. Fetterhoff, 66, Gas City, passed away at University Nursing Center in Upland at 11:24 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born in Marion on Aug. 7, 1951, to Walter W. and Lela J. (Berry) Miller, Sharon was a lifelong resident of Grant County. The family will

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Jo Ellen Leech

Jo Ellen Leech, 42, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Marion General Hospital, Marion. She is survived by one son, Deric Leech, Davenport, Florida: one daughter, Kalee Leech, Marion: Her father, Leonard Dishman, Jonesboro: three brothers Leonard (Jill) Dishman

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Roger Lee Randolph

Roger Randolph departed this life on June 16, 2018 at the age of 35. Roger was born to Roger N. Brewer and Mae Alice (Randolph) Bledsoe on July 15, 1982 in Marion. Roger leaves to cherish his memories six kids: Allasjha Wright and Raeshon Randolph of Indianapolis;

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Dallas E. Rouse July 25, 1949 - June 20, 2018

Dallas E. Rouse, 68, of Geneva, passed away at 12 A.M. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born on Monday, July 25, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dallas was a journeyman electrician and enjoyed painting pictures and shooting pool. He was prec

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Nathaniel Moffett

Nathaniel “Nate” E. Moffett, 27, of Liberty Center, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 5:30 a.m. in Michigan City.  He was born on Monday, July 2, 1990, in Crossville, Tennessee. Family and friends may gather to share and remember

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Ralph Orville Craig November 5, 1930 - June 19, 2018

Ralph Orville Craig, 87, Marion, passed away at 7:42 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Marion General Hospital. He was born in Marion on November 5, 1930, to Moses Griffin and Leafy (Shepherd) Craig. On June 2, 1954, he married Edeltraut H.E. Pletz, and she surviv

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William 'Bill' Scheer Aug. 1, 1954 - June 19, 2018

William “Bill” Scheer, 63, of Huntington, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. Bill was born on Aug. 1, 1954, in Huntington to Richard V. and Mary O. (Siemik) Scheer. His parents preceded him in death. There

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Jacqueline 'Jackie' Sue Williams Jan. 7, 1938 - June 17, 2018

Our beautiful Jacqueline “Jackie” Sue Williams, 80, entered into the precious arms of Jesus on June 17, 2018. She was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Mitchell, Indiana, to the late Richard and Margaret Dodson. After graduating from Royerton High School in 1956, s

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Pending Services

Sharon K. Fetterhoff, 66: Gas City, passed away at University Nursing Center in Upland at 11:24 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Arrangements are entrusted to Integrity Funeral Care, 2901 S. Washington St., Marion.

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Frank M. Hinkel III June 27, 1941 - June 15, 2018

Frank M. Hinkel III, age 76, of Marion, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at Millers Merry Manor, in Marion. Frank was born June 27, 1941, in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Franklin M. and Edith (Davis) Hinkel. He was employed at General Motors in Marion as a tool and

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John Weirs Banister Aug. 14, 1939 - June 18, 2018

John Weirs Banister, 78, of rural LaFontaine, died at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1939 in Wabash, to Walter and Adeline (Weirs) Banister. John was a graduate of Chippewa High School and also attended Manchester College two ye

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Gary W. Myers

Former Marion Resident Gary W. Myers, passed away June 8, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. Services will be held Friday, June 22, at noon at Trinity Victory Baptist Church. Calling will start at 11 a.m. one hour prior to services. Arrangements entrusted to Ghol

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Larry Joe Smart June 8, 1954 - June 18, 2018

Larry Joe Smart “Joe”, 64 passed away at 9:45 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at his cabin in Paoli. He was born in Muncie on June 8, 1954 to Lewis E. Smart and Vera Maxine (Reynolds) Smart. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral service and visitation w

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Paul L. Gresham March 5, 1929 - June 16, 2018

Paul L. Gresham, 89, Marion, went to be with the Lord at 3:38 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Colonial Oaks Health Care Center in Marion. He was born in Vallonia, Indiana, on March 5, 1929, to the late Samuel and Carrie (Gearris) Gresham. Paul married his lovin

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Jeffrey W. Oliver Feb. 12, 1965 - June 15, 2018

Jeffrey W. Oliver, age 53, of Columbia City, formerly of Angola, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Parkview Randallia Hospital, Fort Wayne, under hospice care. Jeff was born on Feb. 12, 1965 in Marion, Indiana, the son of Pierre Oliver, and Lynne (Pritchett)

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Joseph E. Taylor February 8, 1951 - June 15, 2018

Joseph E. Taylor Sr., 67, of Bedford, passed away at 6:42 p.m. on June 15, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 8, 1951 in Marion, he was the son of Edward and Lillian (Morgan) Taylor. He was a graduate of Marion High School, class of 1969. Joseph

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Janice Kay Clelland July 6, 1940 - June 16, 2018

Janice Kay Clelland, age 77, of Huntington, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Parkview Huntington Hospital. A celebration of life will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. A memorial service will

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Hazel R. Jones Hahn Dec. 6, 1921 - June 16, 2018

Hazel R. Jones Hahn, 96, of Huntington, passed away at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Huntington. She was born on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1921, in Flemming Co., Kentucky. Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W.

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Raymond D. Pickering Oct. 27, 1939 - June 15, 2018

Raymond D. Pickering Jr., 78 of Converse passed away at his residence on Friday June 15, 2018. He was born Oct. 27, 1939 in Truman, Arizona, the son of the late Raymond D. and Carrie Christine Pope Pickering. Raymond was a service man with Logansport Municipal Util

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Joyce J. (Bragg) Evans July 12, 1954 - June 11, 2018

Joyce J. (Bragg) Evans, 63, Marion, passed away at 6:47 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Marion on July 12, 1954, to the late Jim and Barbara (Bennett) Bragg and was married to Jerry Lee Jones. The family will recei

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Mark Alan Smith July 15, 1970 - June 8, 2018

Mark Alan Smith, 47, Marion, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was born in Indianapolis on July 15, 1970, to Lawrence Smith and Janis (Heidlebaugh) Herrera. The family will receive visitors from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with Mark’s funeral service beginning at 1

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Harry D. Betten Oct. 1, 1930 - June 15, 2018

Harry D. Betten, age 87, of Huntington, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his daughter, Karen and his son, Michael. Visitation will be from 3 -7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. F

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Pending Services

Hazel Hahn: 96, of Montpelier, passed away on June, 16, 2018 at 7 a.m. at Heritage of Huntington in Huntington. Arrangements are pending at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier. Paul L. Gresham: 89, Marion, went to be with the Lord at 3:38 a.m. on Saturda

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Doris Curry Jan. 10, 1932 - June 14, 2018

Doris Curry, 86, of Huntington, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Huntington. Mrs. Curry was born on Jan. 10, 1932, in Clay County, Kentucky. Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clear C

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Marjorie A. Kientz April 29, 1928 - Dec. 20, 2017

Marjorie A. Kientz, formerly of Fairmount, was born on April 29, 1928 in Yoder, to James and Helen Johnson. She made the transition from this life into the next on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Marge married Forest C. Kientz on June 11, 1954 in Jeffersonville. She grad

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Faye B. Hall June 24, 1945 - June 15, 2018

Faye B. Hall, age 72, of Huntington, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Markle Health & Rehabilitation. Faye was born on June 24, 1945 in Huntington, the daughter of Thomas and Bertha Covey. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – noon Tuesday, June 19,

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Philip D. Ruppert Sept. 6, 1942 - June 16, 2018

Philip D. Ruppert, 75, of Andrews, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 3 a.m. at his home in Andrews. He was born on Sept. 6, 1942. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferso

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Marcella Jo (Weaver) McKee Aug. 23, 1937 - June 14, 2018

Marcella Jo (Weaver) McKee, 80, Marion, received her eternal reward at 7:18 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018. She was born in Gas City on August 23, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Joe and Ruth (Price) Weaver. Marcella married Billie McKee on October 7, 1956,

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Virginia Ruth Farlow Hendrickson Wiist April 27, 1924 - June 13, 2018

Virginia Ruth Farlow Hendrickson Wiist, 94, passed away on June 13, 2018. She was born April 27, 1924 in Randolph County, the daughter of the late Roy and Ruth (Jervis) Farlow. She was a 1942 graduate of McKinley High School, Winchester. She married Chester Hendric

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Pending Services

Frank M. Hinkel: 76, Marion, passed away at Millers Merry Manor, Marion, on Friday, June 15, 2018. Services are pending at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion.

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Marcella May 'Kitty' Jackson May 14, 1928 - June 15, 2018

Marcella May “Kitty” Jackson, 90, Marion, went to be with the Lord at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Marion General Hospital. She was born in Marion on May 14, 1928, to the late Tom and Zella (Lahmon) Benbow. On January 14, 1955, Kitty married t

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Darwin L. Burnworth Sr. Dec. 18, 1940 - June 13, 2018

Darwin L. Burnworth Sr., 77, of Huntington, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Parkview Huntington Hospital. A private memorial service will be held with burial in Gardens of Memory in Huntington County at a later date. Darwin was born on Dec. 18, 1940 i

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Dale E. Spencer April 16, 1927 - June 6, 2018

“I’ve got one more story, and then, I’ve got to go …” Dale E. Spencer, 91, passed away Wednesday evening, June 6, 2018, at Heritage Pointe, Warren, with family by his side. He was born on April 16, 1927, in Monroe Township, the son of

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Patricia L. Hawkins Dec. 30, 1928 - June 13, 2018

Patricia L. Hawkins, 89, passed away June 13, 2018 in Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Marion. She was born Dec. 20, 1928 in Marion to the late Martin J. Edwards and Jeanette (Griffin) Crumley. A lifelong resident of Grant County, Patricia worked for Hill

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Mary Shatto

Mary Shatto 91, died, June 14, 2018 at her residence at Signature Health and Rehab of Muncie, after a short illness.  Mary grew up in and around Grant and Wabash counties, but called LaFontaine her hometown and Muncie her home. Surviving are her daughters

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Pending Services

Marcella Jo (Weaver) McKee: 80, Marion, received her eternal reward at 7:18 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018.   Arrangements are pending with Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North  Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion.

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Donald L. Reagan Sept. 11, 1928 - June 14, 2018

Donald L. Reagan, age 89, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in his Marion home. Donald was born on Sept. 11, 1928 in Marion, the son of the late Jerome and Nerva (McCarroll) Reagan. He married Nancy Cruea on June 7, 1982, and she survives. Don was an Army veteran

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Gary A. Gasper

SFC Gary A. Gasper, Sr. (United States Army, retired), 78, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at home surrounded by his family after a short illness. Gary was born in Marion and lived in Richmond Hill for the past 10 years. He was a 1958 graduate of Marion High Sch

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