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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Laura Wilmetta "Metta" Hanes Wagner Atwater
Contributed by Roselyn Wells

"The Elkhart Truth" Elkhart, IN March 19, 1962

MRS. LAURA W. ATWATER,  GOSHEN - Mrs. Laura Wilmetta Atwater, 87 of 303 E. Washington died in Goshen Hospital this morning.  She had been ill six months.  Mrs. Atwater, widow of Walter Atwater, formerly operated an alterations shop in this community more than 50 years.  She was born at Butler March 8, 1975 and married Mr. Atwater Sept. 26, 1936.  He died July 8, 1958.  Surviving are a daughter, Mr. Virgil Hardin, Lagrange, a sister, Mr. Clara McCague, Butler, seven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Atwater was a member of St. John's Catholic Church here and of the Lagrange Catholic church Holy Name Society.  Services are tentatively set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's Church.  Burial will be in Violett Cemetery.  Friends may call at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home after 7 this evening."

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