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    Eileen Slifer

    Eileen Slifer Twelve Mile, Indiana Eileen J. Slifer, 88, Twelve Mile, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at her residence.   Born July 2, 1931, in Cass County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Hugh Arnold Kingery and the former Alta G. Morrow.  On September 12, 1948, at the Baptist Temple in Logansport, she was married to Howard “J.R.” Slifer, and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2009.    Eileen attended Metea High School, and she lived most of her life in T…

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    Darl McVay

    Darl McVay Twelve Mile, Indiana Darl Lee McVay, 75, Twelve Mile, Indiana, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Darl was born on June 28, 1944, in Grass Creek, Indiana, the son of Everett and Thelma McVay.  On June 5, 1967, in Deedsvile, Indiana, he was married to Jessie Ann Sullivan, and she survives.  Darl attended Grass Creek School before he started working.  He worked for twenty-five years at Wilson Foods before re…

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    Elaine Thomas

    Elaine Thomas Peru, Indiana Elaine Combs Thomas, 69, Peru, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at her residence.   Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Bunker Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Bunker Hill.   Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with final expenses. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indi…

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    Martha Mohler

    Martha Mohler Peru, Indiana Martha Caroline Lowe Mohler, 93, Kokomo, formerly of Peru, passed away at 5:42 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. Born August 18, 1926, in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of Guy and Alma Gertrude Yoder Lowe.  On December 25, 1946, in Miami County, Indiana, she was married to Earl Eugene Mohler, Jr., and he survives.   She was a graduate of Bunker Hill High School in 1944, and was a longtime member of the Pi…

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    Lois Yoder

    Lois Yoder Rochester, Indiana Lois Maxine Yoder, 91, Rochester, and formerly of the Macy area, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at her residence. Born June 20, 1928, in Birmingham, Indiana, she was the daughter of Victor R. and Pearl Ida Raymer Cover.  She was married to Ellis Harvey Yoder on May 29, 1953, and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1993. Survivors include three children, Carol Louise Yoder, Linda Diane Yoder, and Carl Harvey Yoder, all of Rochester.&nb…

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    Rachel Wilburn

    Rachel Wilburn Peru, Indiana Rachel P. Wilburn, 87, Peru, Indiana, passed away at 6:47 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at her residence.   Born October 13, 1932, in Winchester, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Cecil and Goldie Sparks Hanks. On September 2, 1961, she was married to Charles V. Wilburn, and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1999.   She was a member of the Peru V.F.W., Peru Eagle’s Lodge, and Peru Moose Lodge.  She retired from Square D Corporation in Peru. …

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    Danna Bonfiglio

    Danna Bonfiglio Kokomo, Indiana Danna A. Bonfiglio, 49, Kokomo, passed away Monday morning, January 13, 2020, at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.  Born May 20, 1970, in Kokomo, Indiana, she was the daughter of the former Joellen Howard and the late Daniel K. Bonfiglio.  On June 26, 2014, in Kokomo, Indiana, she was married to Lorna D. Harbaugh. Danna graduated from North Miami High School in 1988.  She then went on to earn degrees in education from I.U. Koko…

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    Oran “Rob” Robbins

    Oran “Rob” Robbins Bunker Hill, Indiana Oran “Rob” William Robbins, 64, Bunker Hill, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020, at his residence.  Born February 3, 1955, in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of William Robbins and Patricia Mills Robbins Angle.   On June 15, 2018, in Bunker Hill, Indiana, he was married to the former Tina Guy, and she survives.   Rob was an electrician for IBEW Local 668 and worked for Delco and General Motors. Survivors include his w…

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    Gene Shoemaker

    Gene Shoemaker Kendalville, Indiana Gene Eldon Shoemaker, 93, Kendallville, formerly of Lake Wawasee, Fishers, and North Fort Myers, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019, at Orchard Pointe Health Campus in Kendallville. Born November 29, 1926, in Denver, Indiana, he was the son of Glen E. and Sadie Ann Jones Shoemaker.   He was married to Grace Elizabeth Wrenn, and she preceded in death.   He graduated from Chili High School and Butler University.  He enlisted in …

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    Jo Willis

    Jo Willis Macy, Indiana Jo Elaine Willis, 69, Macy, Indiana, passed away at 12:46 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at her mother’s home in rural Macy. Born August 11, 1950, in Fulton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Forest “Bud” and Harriet R. Hoehne Zartman.  On December 2, 1972, in Mexico, Indiana, she was married to Benny J. Willis, and he preceded her in death on January 16, 2007.   A faithful Christian, Jo was a lifelong member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.  Sh…

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    Louise Lennox

    Louise Lennox Peru, Indiana Louise Elizabeth Lennox, 65, Peru, Indiana, passed away on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28, 2019, at her residence. Born September 23, 1954, in Brockton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Harold D. Pierce and the former Helen L. Carrell. She was married in Taunton, Massachusetts, to Richard J. Lennox, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her three children, Tracie A. (Marcus) Cook, Peru; Tiffany A. Bennett, Indianapolis; and Thomas A. Be…

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    Mary Gambrell Hipskind

    Mary Gambrell Hipskind Peru, Indiana Mary Alice Gambrell Hipskind, 83, Peru, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Peru.     Born August 7, 1936, in Noblesville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Earl Watson and the former Orpha Ford.  She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Louis Schoolcraft.  She was one of fifteen siblings, three of whom survive, Vicki Baker, Elwood, IN; John Watson, Elwood, IN; and Jerry Watson, Whit…

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    Lucinda “Cindy” Murphy

    Lucinda “Cindy” Murphy Peru, Indiana Lucinda “Cindy” Lee Murphy, 64, Peru, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.   Born on December 2, 1954, in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late David E. and Joan W. Raber Snyder.  On May 16, 1987, in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church, in Peru, Indiana, she was married to David E. Murphy, and he survives. Cindy graduated from North Miami High School in 1973 …

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    Kimberly Stapleton

    Kimberly Stapleton Peru, Indiana Kimberly Ann Stapleton, 62, Peru, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne. Born November 14, 1956, in Tipton, Indiana, she was the daughter of Donald Gene Gillem, Sr., and the former June Ann Brown.  She was married to Clifford Michael “Mike” Stapleton, and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1997.   She was a 1974 graduate of Peru High School.  She graduated in the last class from Kokomo School of Nursing, wh…

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    Betty Kline

    Betty Kline Wabash, Indiana Betty Jean Kline, 83, Wabash, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. Born January 31, 1936, she was the daughter of Fred and Kathryn E. Waltz Dunn.  On May 21, 1954, at the home of the late Rev. C. F. Golden, near Denver, she was married to Frank D. Kline, and he preceded her in death on January 4, 2019.  Betty was an active member of the Erie United Methodist Church, and she loved her outings with the ladies o…

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    Layne Bradley

    Layne Bradley Wabash Layne R. Bradley, 56, Wabash, Indiana, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019, at his residence.   Born May 21, 1963, in Kokomo, Indiana, he was the son of Wayne Russell Bradley, Sr., and the former Brenda Kaye Weaver. Survivors include his mother, Brenda K. Ring and stepfather, Rick, Winter Haven, Florida; siblings, Debbie (Thomas) White, Kokomo; Pamela Rocheford (Fiancé Mike Camp) Kokomo; Kenneth (Debbie) Gable, Clarksville, TN; Wayne Russell, Jr. (Krista) Bradley…

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    Todd Burns

    Todd Burns Bunker Hill, Indiana Todd Allen Burns, 48, Bunker Hill, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019, in Miami County.   Born July 8, 1971, in Rochester, Indiana, he was the son of Richard James Burns and Jane Ann Berry Burns.  On September 24, 1994, in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was married to Tina Marie Leavell.  Todd graduated from Caston High in 1990.  He attended Vincennes University before transferring to Mid-America College of Mortuary Science in Jeffersonvil…

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    William Noble

    William Noble Walkerton, Indiana Arrangements are pending for William K. Noble, 90, Walkerton, Indiana, who passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Arrangements are pending for William K. Noble, 90, Walkerton, Indiana, who passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. McClain Funeral… Vi…

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    Merlin Brown

    Merlin Brown Denver, IN Merlin Dale Brown, 62, Denver, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.  Born December 2, 1956, In Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Ralph Dale and Inalee D. Metzger Brown.   Merlin graduated from North Miami High School in Denver, Indiana, in 1976.  He had worked at various places in Miami and Wabash counties.  He loved listening to music and going to concerts.  He loved the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. Surv…

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    Steven Jones

    Steven Jones Galveston, Indiana Steven Lee Jones, 69, Galveston, passed away at 1:23 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019, at his home. Born April 11, 1950, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of William G. “Bill” Jones and Jane Lunsford Jones.  On July 27, 169, in Galveston, Indiana, he was married to the former Marianne Burkholder, and she survives. Steve graduated from Lewis Cass High School in 1968 and worked at Chrysler for thirty-three years before retiring on November 1, 2002. Steve was …

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    Janey Prather

    Janey Prather Peru, Indiana Janey Watts Prather, 72, better known as “Aunt Janey,” leapt into the arms of angels at 4:25 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 with her loved ones at her side. Her heavenly Father had been calling her home for a few days… she shared a few days prior that she had slept “too good” the night before. When asked what she meant by that, she said, “I slipped away and saw Jesus.” When asked what she was doing back, she said “I just feel bad for all of… Janey Watts Prather…

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    Carol Mullinix

    Carol Mullinix Lehigh Acres, Florida Carol Viola Tom Mullinix, 77, Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019, at her residence. Born June 27, 1942, in North Webster, Indiana, she was the daughter of Levant and Edna E. Cripe Tom. On November 7, 1958, at the New Salem Church of the Brethren, she was married to John Robert Mullinix, and he preceded her in death on December 23, 2017.   Carol graduated from Milford High School.  While living in Indiana, Carol attende…

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    Wayne Cole

    Wayne Cole Peru, Indiana Wayne Orville Cole, 91, rural Peru, passed away at 9:38 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Parkview Hospital, Wabash, Indiana. Born October 25, 1927, in Wabash County, Indiana, he was the son of Orville and Jessie Yount Cole.  On June 15, 1957, he was married, by Rev. Austin Gable, to the former Laurabelle Eikenberry, at the home of her parents. Wayne graduated from North Manchester High School and attended International Business College in Fort Wayne for two y…

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    Eric Allman

    Eric Allman Peru, Indiana Eric Jeffery Allman, 73, rural Peru, passed away at 8:48 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019, at his residence.  Born January 18, 1946, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Harry Clarence Allman and the former Mary Juanita Smith.  He was married to the former Mary Ann Clark, and she preceded him in death on March 27, 1999.  He was then united in holy matrimony to Joyce Ann Kellams. Eric attended North Miami High School and was a member of the class of 1964…