• Akron,  Mentone

    Arnold L. VanLue

    Arnold L. VanLue, 84, of rural Roann, Indiana passed at 3:45 am, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Timbercrest Senior Living Community of North Manchester, Indiana. He was born on Oct. 15, 1933 in Fulton County, Indiana, Henry Township to Myron J. and Ruth (Ratliff) Vanlue. He married on May 17, 1953 in the Emmanuel United Methodist Church near Gilead, Indiana to Roma V. Bahney, she survives. Arnold was an auctioneer for many years as well as a farmer and a general contractor. Together with his wife, they raised and showed Suffolk Sheep in many states. Over the years of showing sheep they won many notable awards. He was also a…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Katherine E. Paxton

    Katherine E. Paxton, 101, passed at 7:45 am, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, Ind. She was born on Sept. 4, 1917 in Warsaw, Ind. to William and Ruth K. (Hessler) Snyder. She married on June 14, 1941 in Warsaw, Ind. to James R. “Jim” Paxton, he preceded on March 19, 2014. They resided in rural Silver Lake for many years. She enjoyed gardening, animals, and farm life. She was an active member of the Silver Creek Church of God for many years. Survivors and place of residence: Son – Phil and wife Suzy, Sevierville, Tenn. Grandchildren – Brent and wife Lisa Paxton Lichelle and…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Sheila Kay Honeycutt

    Sheila Kay Dixon Honeycutt, 54, of rural Rochester, Indiana passed unexpectedly at 10:02 pm, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at her residence. She was born on Oct. 12, 1963 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Russell and Ellen Arlene (Murray) Dixon. She married on Feb. 7, 1981 in Wabash, Ind. to Darrell Honeycutt, he survives. She had worked for Rochester Metal, Dalton Foundry of Warsaw, and Gen Corp. of Wabash. She attended the House of Prayer of Akron. She adored spending time with her family especially her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed singing and listening to bluegrass music. She relished the summer and was fond of picture taking. She loved to spend time…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Derrick J. Burnett

    Derrick J. Burnett, 41, of Russiaville, Indiana passed at 1:55 am, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 after an automobile accident in Tipton County, Indiana. He was born on Sept. 14, 1976 in Peru, Indiana to Annette (Burnett) Ogle. He had been most recently a forklift operator. In younger years he attended the Akron Church of God and also the Zion Tabernacle of Kokomo, Ind. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Chicago Bulls, collecting shoes especially Nike Air Max, swimming, and spending time with his family. Survivors and place of residence: Daughters – LaShawna Burnett – Ft. Wayne, Ind. Kaylie Heinzmann – Rochester, Ind. Son – Rylan Martin – Plymouth, Ind. Grandchildren –…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Kenneth R. Walters

    Kenneth R. Walters, 90, of rural Akron, Indiana passed at 12:00 am, Friday, August 24, 2018 at Millers Merry Manor of Warsaw, Indiana after being a resident for 2 weeks. He was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Kosciusko County, Indiana to Roy O. and Nellie (Igo) Walters. He married on Aug. 13, 1949 in Rochester, Indiana to Erma J. Burkett, she survives. He was a farmer and a truck driver for North Central Co-op for 21 years. He was a 1948 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. He attended the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. Kenny was known as an antique tractor enthusiast and had been in numerous parades.…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Betty A. Hunter

    Betty A. Hunter, 89, of rural Wabash, Indiana passed at 4:45 pm, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Parkview Wabash Hospital. She was born on Nov. 1, 1928 in Wabash County to Delbert and Rosella (Reese) Floor. She married on April 27, 1946 to William “Linc” Hunter, he preceded on Sept. 3, 2007. Betty worked as a waitress and as a telephone operator, then she retired from General Tire. She graduated from Akron High School in 1946. She enjoyed shopping and visiting with family and friends. Survivors and place of residence: Son –Don and wife Mary Hunter – Anderson, Ind. 2 Grandchildren – Erica Tubbs – Severna Park, MD Edith Hunter…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Bennie R. Meade

    Bennie R. Meade, 84, of rural Mentone, Ind. (Palestine Lake) passed at 11:38 am, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at his residence. He was born on May 5, 1934 in Bonanza, Kentucky to Adam and Hulda Meade. He married on Sept. 5, 1953 in Warsaw, Indiana to Esther Louise Engle, she preceded on Sept. 11, 2007. He worked at Archer Foundry in Leesburg, Ind. for over 40 years. He then retired from Warsaw Foundry in 1996. In his earlier years he was in a coon hunters club of Claypool. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his dog Maggie, working on lawnmowers, and being outside. Survivors and place of residence: Daughter – Brenda and…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Charles M. Courtney

    Charles M. Courtney, 74, of Claypool, Indiana (Beaver Dam Lake) passed at 10:02 am, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Jan. 23, 1944 in Marion County, Ind. to Harold V. and Arnola (Seaton) Courtney. He married on July 5, 1971 in Franklin, Indiana to Terry Reid, she survives. He had worked for U.S. Airways as a part of the grounds crew. Charles was a 1963 graduate of Ben Davis High School of Indianapolis. He enjoyed watching his grandsons race sprint cars. Survivors include his wife Terry Courtney, Claypool, Ind.; sons Tony Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. and Todd and wife Debbie Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind; 5 grandchildren Blake,…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Margaret A. Ritter

    Margaret A. Ritter, 85, of Rochester, Indiana passed at 4:47 pm, Monday, August 6, 2018 at Hubbard Hill Estates of Elkhart, Ind. She was born on March 24, 1933 in Rochester, Indiana to Claude E. and Bernice (Croussore) Quinn. She married on June 2, 1956 in Columbus, Ind. to Robert F. Ritter, who preceded on Nov. 6, 2004. She had been a homemaker as well as doing some nursing care. She had been a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rochester. She enjoyed cooking for her family. Survivors and place of residence: Sons – Richard M. Ritter – Bristol, Ind. Gregory R. Ritter – Bristol, Ind. 3 Grandchildren…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    T R Jones

    T R Jones, 100, of Mentone, IN, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 29, 2018 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Louise Decker Jones; his sons Jim Jones (Teresa), Kent Jones (Kandi) and his daughter Lee Ann Jones Lamb (Jim Lamb); seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Born Sunday, June 9, 1918, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to James Washington Jones and Lee Douglass Jones, T R had two brothers and five sisters, all of whom preceded him in death. T R served as a medic during World War II in the 220th Medical Battalion, 20th Armored Division, United States Army. He…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Lois C. Woolley

    Lois C. Woolley, 92, of Akron, Indiana passed at 12:35 am, Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Millers Merry Manor of Warsaw, Indiana. She was born on March 25, 1926 to the late Richard M. and Gertrude (Sunday) Gray. She married on Feb. 14, 1946 in Akron, Indiana to Allen A. Woolley, he survives. She worked in earlier years at the Akron Newspaper and Chamberlain Products of Akron as well as being a homemaker. She attended the Akron Church of God. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and all kinds of needlework. She made many Halloween costumes for her daughters. Also in earlier years she liked to bowl. Her and husband enjoyed wintering…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    William "Billy" K. Williams

    William “Billy” K. Williams, 78, of Akron, Indiana passed at 4:10 pm, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was born on May 18, 1940 in Stirrat, West Virginia to William and Nannie (Johnson) Williams. He married on Dec. 15, 1964 in Akron, Indiana to Betty Ann Tuza, she survives. He worked for different factories over the years and retired from Chamberlain Products of Akron, Indiana. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed watching all sports on television. He loved and relished his time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed working and tinkering on cars and mowers in his…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Mary Kathleen Dooley

    Mary Kathleen Dooley, 69, of Disko, Indiana passed at 4:15 am, Friday, July 13, 2018 at her residence. She was born on April 26, 1949 in Grundy, Virginia to Clarence and Clemie (Lester) Bailey. She married on Oct. 24, 1965 in Virginia to James Fred Dooley, he survives. She was a homemaker and also helped others by doing home health care. She enjoyed looking up at the stars in the sky. She loved fishing, gardening, and taking care of children. Survivors and place of residence: Husband – Fred Dooley – Disko, Ind. Son – Freddie and wife Kathy Dooley – Young America, Ind. Daughter – Carol and husband Randy Shelburne…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Marilyn K. Bucher

    Marilyn K. Bucher, 62, of rural Akron, Indiana passed at 9:51 am, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was born on Nov. 12, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Frederick and Vivian (Scott) Mitchell. She married on Nov. 10, 1990 in the Silver Creek Church of God to Jeff Bucher, he survives. She was currently working for ZimmerBiomet of Warsaw, Ind. where she was a Quality Control Inspector. She had worked there for several years being originally employed by Biomet. She was a graduate of Western Hills High School of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1973. She always enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors and place…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Osie Shoemaker

    Osie Hopkins Shoemaker, 92, of Akron, Indiana passed at 1:45 pm, Monday, July 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born on Oct. 20, 1925 in Salyersville, Kentucky to Frank and Ella (Wireman) Shepherd. She married on May 16, 1949 in Warsaw, Indiana to Thomas Hopkins, who passed on June 17, 1978. She then married on Jan. 2, 1988 in Akron, Ind. to Cecil Shoemaker, who passed Sept. 9, 2015. She had worked at Chamberlin Products of Akron, Ind. as well as being a homemaker. She attended the Akron Church of God where she served in many roles. She always enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Dr. Charles E. Miller

    Dr. Charles E. Miller, 78, of Akron, Indiana passed at 5:10 am, Monday, July 2, 2018 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Ind. He was born on Jan. 16, 1940 in Fulton County, Ind. to Dr. Virgil C. and Mae (Fulton) Miller He practiced dentistry in Akron 1968-1981; later in South Whitley for 21 years; and with PrimeSource Healthcare until January. He graduated from Akron High School in 1958 and then earned his BA in Biology from Indiana University Bloomington 1964. He then attained his DDS degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1968. Charles served on Akron Town Board from1969 to 1981. He also served on Governor’s Advisory…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Darlene Bertie Weagley

    Darlene Bertie Weagley, 85, of Claypool, Ind. (Beaver Dam Lake) and formerly of Marion, Ind. passed at 12:10 pm, Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her residence. She was born on April 22, 1933 in Marion, Indiana to Robert and Sara (Trout) Pence. She married on April 17, 1981 in Celina, Ohio to Fred D. Weagley, he survives. She was employed by the City of Marion as an Executive Secretary to the Mayor for 12 years. She loved her life on Beaver Dam Lake with great friends that shared in many beautiful memories. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Survivors and place of residence: Husband – Fred…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Donald E. Kuhn

    Donald E. Kuhn, 91, of rural Claypool, Indiana passed at 12:50 am, Monday, June 25, 2018 at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, Indiana. He was born on Feb. 25, 1927 in Fulton County, Indiana to Willard and Mabel (Hoffman) Kuhn. He married on Sept. 2, 1968 in North Webster, Ind. to Evelyn J. Ball, she survives. Don was a cattle and grain farmer and a school bus driver. He drove for Tippecanoe Valley Schools for 21 years as well as the Cardinal Center. In previous years he had worked for the Kosciusko County Highway Dept. and the State Highway Dept. where he served as foreman. He graduated from Beaver…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Sandra J. Tough

    Sandra J. Tough, 67, of rural Akron, Ind. (Rock Lake) passed Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her residence. She was born on Nov. 13, 1950 in Dyersburg, Tenn. to Marvin and Mackie (Essary) Roberson. She married on Sept. 17, 1983 to Thomas Tough, he survives. Sandy was a homemaker. She always enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Moose Lodge of Rochester, Ind. She enjoyed playing cards, cross stitching, gardening, and visiting the Smoky Mountains. Survivors and place of residence: Husband – Tom Tough – Akron, Ind. Daughter – Crystal Tough Grybauskas – Lockport, Ill. Sons – Michael and wife Renee Tough – Lockport, Ill.…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Max L. Flenar

    Max L. Flenar, 75, of Etna Green, Indiana passed at 12:33 pm, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, Indiana. He was born on Jan. 28, 1943 in Warsaw, Indiana to Seth H. and Mildred E. (Robbins) Flenar. He married on July 21, 1963 in the Etna Green Church of Christ to Linda J. Long, she survives. He had been a barber for 28 years serving the Mentone community for 14 years and the Bourbon community for 14 years. He then worked for Zimmer Orthopedics of Warsaw for 12 years, retiring in 1998. Max was a graduate of Mentone High School in 1961. He graduated from…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Paul "Shorty" P. Bedics

    Paul P. “Shorty” Bedics, 76, of rural Tippecanoe, Indiana passed at 9:00 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Feb. 8, 1942 in Wabash, Ind. to Paul and Rosella (Cash) Bedics. He married on May 23, 1970 in Wabash, Ind. to Diana Heckaman Randall, she survives. He was a body man and painter. Shorty served his country in U.S. Army. He always had a love for classic cars. He enjoyed NASCAR, IU Basketball, Chicago Cubs, and the Bears. He was a founding member of the Rebel Rousers of Indiana Car Club. He also attended the Tippecanoe Community Church. Survivors and place of residence: Wife –…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Adam Arnett Jr.

    Adam Arnett Jr., 56, of Akron, Indiana passed at 2:21 pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Silver Lake, Indiana. He was born on May 22, 1962 in Ohio to Adam and Maria Lynn (Johnson) Arnett. He loved to work on lawn mowers and mow. He also enjoyed hunting and loved to ride horses. Survivors and place of residence: Daughters – Crystal and husband Nick Gagnon – Akron, Ind. Cheyenne and Jenny Watkins – Rochester, Ind. Son – Ean Goble – Claypool, Ind. Mother – Maria Arnett – Akron, Ind. Sisters – Sandra Kay and husband Monroe Stephen – Prestonsburg, KY Teresa and husband Earl Martin – McDowell, KY Rita and…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    A.C. Prater

    A.C. Prater, 76, of Rochester, Indiana passed at 8:26 am, Thursday, May 31, 2018 at his residence. He was born on March 24, 1942 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Harry and Polly (Hale) Prater. He married on June 29, 1962 in Silver Lake, Indiana to JoAnn Smith, she preceded on May 28, 2010. A.C. owned and operated Prater Auto Sales for over 40 years in Rochester, Indiana. He was a faithful attendee and supporter of Church of the Nazarene of Rochester, and was also a member of the church board. He enjoyed hunting and going to auto auctions. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was known to help…