DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson
St. Joe---Joy E. (Hilkert) Harter,
85, formerly of route 1, St. Joe, died Wednesday at 5:26 p.m. in the Meadowhaven
Nursing Home, Butler, where she had resided for one year. She was in failing
health for the past two years.
Mrs. Harter was born Aug. 2, 1895, in Auburn, the daughter
of the late James and Ida (Zoller) Beaty. She was a homemaker and a former
employee of the Auburn Automobile Company, Auburn.
She married Claude Hilkert on Oct. 4, 1913. He preceded
her in death in 1949. In 1961, she married Willis Harter in Florida and he
preceded her in death in 1969.
Surviving are one son, Irvin Hilkert, New Port Richey,
Fla.; one grandson and one great-granddaughter. One brother, Charles Beaty,
preceded her in death.
Her funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Bale Funeral
Home, Auburn. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Larnard, pastor of the Auburn
Missionary Church. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. today.