Elkhart County, IN Obituaries: C Surnames

ALICE CARPENTER
Elkhart Truth July 22, 1932 P.2
Mrs. D.E. Carpenter

Mrs. Alice Carpenter, 76, who made her home in Elkhart for 30 years, until she moved to St. Paul, Minn., 22 years ago, died at the latter place at 9 o’clock this morning. Mrs. Carpenter, was the widow of D. E. Carpenter, who was killed in a train wreck some years ago. Last Monday she suffered a stroke of paralysis, which resulted in her death.

Surviving are three sons, Harry R. Carpenter of Elkhart, David E. Carpenter of Chicago, and John A. of Goshen, and a daughter, Mrs. Alice Lawson of St. Paul with whom she made her home. She was a member of the O.E.B. and the Rebekah lodge and of the Ladies Auxiliary, O.R.C.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Lawson home in St. Paul, after which the body will be sent to Elkhart, arriving here at 11 a.m. (cst) Monday. It will then be taken to the Zeller Funeral Home where services will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Yesterday Mrs. Carpenter’s sister Mrs. Greta Hosterman 83 of Adamsville Michigan died at her home at 5 a.m. She will be buried in the Rowe Cemetery services to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Submitted by Lady@netva.com


MRS. ALICE CARPENTER
Elkhart Truth July 23, 1932 p.2

The hour for the funeral services for Mrs. Alice Carpenter, former resident of Elkhart who died Friday in the home of her daughter Mrs. Alice Lawson , St. Paul, Minn. Has been changed to 3 p.m. Monday at the A.G. Zeller funeral home 221 West Lexington avenue, The body which is to arrive here at noon will lie in state at the Zeller chapel until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Carpenter was the widow of David E. Carpenter, a Lake Shore conductor who lost his life in a railway accident on August 18, 1908. She went from here to St. Paul in 1910.

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HARRY CARPENTER
Goshen Daily News
Front Page
December 27, 1897

Harry, aged 3 years and 26 days, son of Mr and Mrs. Norman Carpenter, of 209 New street died at 12 o'clock yesterday noon, of inflammation of the lungs. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Dr. H. L. Vannuys officiating. Interment in Oak Ridge.

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IDA MAY CARPENTER
Goshen Daily News
June 10, 1905

The Grim Reaper

Ida May Carpenter, aged 22 died of spinal meningitis last night about midnight at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Carpenter of East Middlebury street. The deceased had been ill but three weeks. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, John and Charles and one sister, Miss Edna. The funeral will be held from the residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment being made at Oak Ridge cemetery. Rev. R.L. Vannuys will officate.

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MARTHA J. CARPENTER
The Goshen Daily News Times
Feburary 2 1917

Martha J., widow of Isaac M. Carpenter, died this noon at her home on North Eighth street. Death was caused by complications and old age. The deceased had no children and as far as can be learned is survived only by one half sister.

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VIOLET CARPENTER
Goshen News Democrat
Tuesday Sept 18 1945 P.5 Col 6

Mrs Isacc Carpenter, 44 wife of Isacc Carpenter died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at her home, 704 East Lincoln avenue, where she had been ill for the last nine months. Death was caused by complications.

Born in Michigan, Mrs. Carpenter was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris. She would have been 45 years of age next December 13.

Surviving are her husband who resides in South Bend: three sons Harley of South Bend, William of Tippecanoe; and Sgt. Robert Carpenter, stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark.; two daughters. Mrs. Roy Ramer, of Fort Wayne and Miss Norma Carpenter of Goshen: four grandchildren and a brother.

Funeral service for Mrs. Carpenter will be held Friday at 9:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic church, the Rev H.J. Miller officating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery. Friends will be received at the Culp funeral home.

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STEPHEN CHRISMAN
Millersburg Echo, Dec 26, 1946

Stephen Christman, 86, died Tuesday morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Freeman (Pearl) Bobeck, northeast of Millersburg. He was born Aug. 13, 1860, in Ohio, and was married on March 5, 1881, to Evealine Kenton, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Lewis Chrisman of Ligonier, and two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Edith) Good of Syracuse and Mrs. Bobeck, seven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the Topeka Mennonite church Friday at 1pm Burial will be in Ligonier cemetery.

Donated by Lawrence Cripe Jr. via Toni Britton toni@t-one.net, whom had these newspapers on temporary loan in Aug 2001.


ALICE B. CHRISTNER

ELKHART - Alice B. Christner, 77, of 28747 Rex Court, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 1, 2000) in East Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are pending at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Submitted by Yvonne Schwartz


WILLIAM S. CLINDANIEL
The Cassopolis Vigilant
November 27, 1927
Wm. S. Clindaniel died at Elkhart

Wm. S. Clindaniel, for a number of years a resident of this village, died Monday in Elkhart. From the Elkhart Truth of Tuesday, we clip the following:

William S. Clindaniel, 65, died at 4:45 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of a son, Archie B. Clindaniel, 906 Hubbard Avenue. Death ended an illness of five years, the final eight weeks of which were spent in bed.

Funeral services for Mr. Clindaniel will be held Thursday, at the home at 12 o'clock, and at the South Union church at 1:30. The services will be conducted by the Rev. John Skinner of Trinity Baptist Church and burial will be at the South Union church cemetary.

Mr. Clindaniel, who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Clindaniel, was born in Cass County, Michigan, on Sept. 12, 1862. He had lived in Elkhart 20 years, following his trade as a carpenter until incapacitated by ill health.

Surviving Mr. Clindaniel in addition to the son at whose home he passed away, are a son, Dean Clindaniel of Bremen, Ind; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Davis, and Mrs. George Stephey, both of Bremen, and Mrs. Adam Barfell of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. George Rivers and Mrs. Jennie Henderson, both of Elkhart, and Mrs. Libbie Tucker of South Haven, Mich.

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LUELLA CLINDANIEL
The Cassopolis Vigilant
July 7, 1887
Obituary

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Rivers was called to the home of Mrs. Rivers' parents at Locke, Elkhart county, Ind. to be present at the bedside of Geo. Clindaniel, Mrs. Rivers' father, to witness his last sickness from which he died Sunday morning, July 3d, 1887, at 8 o'clock, in the presence of his wife and seven children, who survive him..

Deceased was born in Essex county, Delaware, January 15th, A.D., 1805. Together with an only sister, Mrs. Eliza Carpenter, emigrated to Milton township, this county, in January, 1836.

He married Rheue Steinback July 11th, 1843. They lived in Milton township until 1864 when they moved to St. Joseph county, Indiana, where they lived until 1885. They then left their farm and moved to Locke, Elkhart county, Indiana, to pass the remainder of their days with less cares.

Early in life deceased united with the Methodist church at Smith's Chapel, in Milton township, with which he was an active member until 1881, when he became a member of the United Brethren church. He lived and died a christian.

He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss and cherish fond recollections of his life, and the many examples of uprightness set before them. The funeral services were held at South Union church, two miles west of his house in Locke. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetary adjoining the church.

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LUELLA CLINDANIEL
The Cassopolis Vigilant
Thursday, April 10, 1930

Mrs. Geo. M. Rivers Died Very Suddenly Funeral of Former Cassopolis Lady Will be Held Here Friday

Mrs. George M. Rivers passed away very suddenly at her home at 1318 W. Franklin street in Elkhart, Tuesday night. She had been in her usual health, and death came suddenly shortly after she and Mr. Rivers had retired. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church in this village tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.I. Lindsay, and burial will be in Prospect Hill cemetary.

Luella Clindaniel was born in Milton township in this county Dec. 20, 1853, the family moving later to St. Joseph county, Ind., where she grew to young womanhood. She was married in the village of Cassopolis, Sept. 28, 1873, to George M. Rivers, who survives her after a happy wedded life of over fifty-six years. Their first home was at Brownsville, but in 1880 they moved to Cassopolis, which continued to be their home until Dec. 1, 1909, when they removed to Elkhart, which city has been their home for more than twenty years past.

During her residence in Cassopolis, Mrs. Rivers became a member of the First Baptist church, and in the work of which she was always interested, and continued that membership until her death. She was also an active member of the Royal Neighbors. A host of friends among the older people will regret to learn of her passing.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Libbie Tucker, of South Haven, who is 82 years of age, and by eighteen nephews and nieces and a number of grandnieces.

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IDA BELL (CLINDANIEL) PITTMAN
The Cassopolis Vigilant
December 20, 1906

G.M. Rivers and wife and W.S. Clindaniel and wife attended the funeral of Ida Bell Pittman at South Union church, near Nappanee, Ind., yesterday. Mrs. Pittman was the daughter of George and Rhue Clindaniel, early settlers of Milton towship in this county. Several years ago they moved near Wakarusa, Ind. Mrs. Pittman resided with her parents until 1874, when she united in marriage with Elias Pittman. They removed to Etna Green, Ind., where she resided until her death. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, three daughers and one son, beside a large circle of friends.

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BRO. JAMES K. CLINE

Cline, Bro. James K., son of James and Anna Cline, born in Huntington County, IN, where he lived practically all his life, died at his home, in Markle, Feb. 13, 1919, aged 70 years, 5 months and 6 days. He was first married to Miss Emma C. Randall Feb. 29, 1872. To this union two sons and one daughter were born. Nov. 22, 1879, his faithful wife died. Both sons also died while quite young. Aug. 26, 1903, he was married to Mrs. Mary Haiflick. He united with the Church of the Brethren over forty years ago. In his labors in behalf of the church he was always faithful. He is the last of his generation of Clines, but leaves a number of relatives and friends, besides his devoted wife, one daughter and two grandchildren. Services in the Markle church by Brethren Joseph Spitzer and DB Garber

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GEORGE W. CLINE

George W. Cline, son of James and Anna Cline, born in Preble County, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1914, aged 75 years, 11 months and 15 days. He united with the church in 1868, and was always a strong defender of her principles. He served as a deacon for forty years. Jan. 14, 1864, he was united in marriage to Julia Randol. To them were born 3 children. One died in childhood. The mother died June 10, 1888. In 1891, Bro. Cline married Catharine Shively. She died Jan. 26, 1908. Nov.19, 1914, he was married to Amanda Jamison. He leaves a loving wife, one son, one daughter and one brother. Bro. Cline was sick only four days with pneumonia. Services at the Markle church by Bro. I.B. Garber, assisted by J. Spitzer.

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JAMES E. CLINE

James E. Cline, 72, a farmer living a quarter mile south of New Paris, Ind. Died at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at his home, following an illness from stomach trouble since Monday. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Cyretha Huff Cline, who was a resident of Elkhart until her marriage to Mr. Cline 6 years ago; one son, Edward, of South Bend; and one grandson. Mr. Cline was a life-long resident of this vicinity. Burial in New Paris cemetery. (1928)

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MARTHA JAN CLINE

Cline, Martha Jan, died in New Paris, in the Solomon's Creek congregation, Elkhart County, Ind. March 23 1905, aged 85 years, 1 month, and 8 days. She was born in Preble County, Ohio and when 10 years of age her parents came to Elkhart County, Ind. And settled on the banks of the Elkhart river a few miles south of Goshen, where she grew to womanhood and was joined in marriage with Elias Cline June 11, 1843. To this union were born five children, of who only 2 daughters are yet living. About the year 1856 she, with her husband who preceded her in death eleven years ago, became members of the Brethren church and a few years later the husband was called to the office of deacon. Funeral services in the ME church, in New Paris, by Eld. IL Berkey, assisted by Eld. Daniel Shively. Interment in the Braintertown cemetery.

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MRS. BERT L. COOK

Mrs. Zelma R. Cook 57, of Elkhart, Rt.4, died unexpectedly about 10 a.m. Sunday at Elkhart General Hospital. Mrs.Cook, the wife of Bert L. Cook, well known Jimtown farmer, suffered a heart attack about 5 a.m. Sunday at her home and was taken then to the hospital.

She was a member of the Jimtown Methodist Church and was women's leader for the Baugo Twp. Farm Bureau.

A native of Elkhart, Mrs. Cook was born Nov. 9, 1904. She married Mr. Cook on Dec. 30,1922 in Osceola.

Her husband survives with three sons,Dale, Jimtown, and Jerry and Gary both at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Marquis Clark, Mrs. Leonard Beehler, and Mrs. Robert Miller, all of Jimtown; Mrs. Lawrence Young, Elkhart, Mrs. Dennis Wirt, Osceola, Mrs. Clifford Bender, Goshen, and Miss Geneva Cook, Tuscon, Ariz; 22 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon Crawford, Elkhart, and Mrs. Frank Miles, Osceola, and a brother Fred James, Jimtown. Services were held Wednesday at the Jimtown Methodist Church, the Rev. Roscoe Pheneger officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

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PARDNER CORY

Our readers will remember the talk about a letter from Pardner Cory at the time of his death a couple of weeks ago. The News correspondent at New Paris sends us the letter which reads as follows:

At Home, Nov. 13th, 1890.
To the family, and Mr. and Mrs. Wright, 
When I talk to one I mean all. This beautiful morning Nov. 13th gives warning to me to be ready to meet my God in peace. As you know I have been in bad shape ever since dear Cora went home and as I told her many times I could not stay in the world without her, and as it seems as God has a wonderful power and he seems to tell me it wont be long until I can again say good morning dear as I did every morning in this life. And to all who seem to think she and I did not love each other as dear as our own lives, it is a wonderful mistake, for the Sunday she took the arsenic we agreed to love and cherish each other as long as time should last, and O my God, my God, did we not?

I am so much pleased to go and be where man should be, with his companion of course. To those of Syracuse who said I was not half a husband God bless you and help you to be better to your own wife.

To Mrs. Wright, you ought to change your mind if you think I did the work with Cora, when you come home it may be we can talk over it together. But indeed I can not tell you how dear my daughter was to me, but O be a good woman and meet me in Heaven. 

Good by Ma & Ma & Pa & all.

Pard.

Referring to the above our correspondent says: "It may seem strange to some people that he wrote such a letter two days before his death. Mr. Kitson, his brother in law, explains that. He says Pardner had some 8 or 9 sick spells since the death of his wife and every time he thought he would die. About the time he wrote the letter he had a hard spell which he thought would kill him. He did not die with convulsions as was reported in the papers, heart failure was the trouble. Pardner went to his wife's grave quite often, sometimes he would write in the sand with his fingers "Remember Me" and a few days before his death he did some scribbling on a small flat stone lying on the grave. It was reported that Mrs. Elias Wright found a letter on the grave, but she says she knows nothing about it.

Donated by Terri Clemens oldstuff33@hotmail.com


RUTH G. COY

RUTH G. COY 85, 3409 22nd St. Court W. died May 28,1988.

She was born April 17, 1903 in Indiana and moved to this area 20 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include two sons, Allan, of Bradenton,Fla. and Melvin of Enterprise; two daughters, Arlene Ritenour and Carolyn Vertich, both of Bradenton.; sister, Fern Helman of Bradenton; 12 grandchildren; including Jill Ritenour, Pam Ritenour, John Vertich, all of Bradenton; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren. Burial will be at Mansion Memorial Pard in Ellenton.

Donated by Debi Smeltzer dsmelt@shipshenet.com


REV. CALVIN CRIPE

Goshen Daily Democrat (1933) Mortuary Record
Cripe- Rev. Calvin Cripe, 72, who served as minister at the New Paris Church of the Brethren for 25 years and who was a part-time minister at the time of his death, died at his home at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. He had been ill with heart trouble for the last two years. He was born in Kosciusko county and came to New Paris 30 years ago. On July 1, 1883, he married Ida J. Gordy of Kosciusko county. She survives, as do 10 children and 3 brothers. The children are: Mrs. Charles Neff, Mrs. Hiram Miller, Walter, Roy, Otis and George, Mrs. Alph Culp, and Mrs. Glenn Whitehead, all of New Paris. Norman E., near Goshen and Mrs. Russell Bollinger, Topeka. The brothers are: Seymour of Goshen, Mose of Gary and Israel of Syracuse. Burial in Baintertown.

Donated by Terri Clemens oldstuff33@hotmail.com


DONALD E. CRIPE
Sept. 19, 1916-Aug. 10, 2001

Donald E. Cripe, 84, 1622 Garland Drive, Goshen, died at 4:47 a.m. today at Goshen General Hospital. He had been ill since Tuesday.

He was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Goshen, to Clarence Ray and Edith (Swartz) Cripe. On Feb. 21, 1940, he married Opal P. Berkey. She died Sept. 10, 1996. He then married Rosemary (Phillips) Williams on July 11, 1998.

Cripe lived his entire life in the Millersburg-Goshen area. He was the former owner and operator, with his brother-in-law Howard Putman, of C&P Oil, Millersburg. He was a member of Middlebury Church of the Brethren, was a 1934 graduate of Millersburg High School and was a former longtime member of Rock Run Church of the Brethren.

Surviving along with his wife are a daughter, Patsy (Mrs. Lonnie) Rossow, Newton Falls, Ohio; a son, Larry Cripe, Goshen; two stepdaughters, Randa Eby, Kansas City, Mo., and Linda (Mrs. Stephen) Garber, Middlebury; a stepson, David Williams, Middlebury; six grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois (Mrs. Ned) Everest, Goshen; and a brother Mervin Cripe, North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a brother, Harold Cripe on June 6, 1988, and a granddaughter, Lacey Cripe on Nov. 15, 1980.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to funeral service. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Middlebury Church of the Brethren.

The Revs. Russell Jensen and Daniel Petry of the church will officiate. Burial will follow in Rock Run Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be directed to Heifer Project International.

taken from Goshen News

submitted by Yvonne E. Schwartz yvonneschwartz@yesmobilecatering.com

MOSES B. CRIPE

Moses B. Cripe, 78, died Sunday afternoon at his home, 316 N. 2nd St. of complications after an illness of 6 months. The deceased was born in Clinton township, east of Goshen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Cripe, pioneer residents of the county. He spent his entire life in this community. He was a member of the First Brethren church.
Surviving are his wife, Lydia Anne, 2 daughters, Mrs. Marion Miller, of Carpio, ND, and Mrs. Clara Fleck of Goshen, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and 3 brothers, William of north of Elkhart; Cyrus, of Goshen, and Harvey of Niles, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the home at 2:00 and at the First Brethren church at 2:30. Burial in Oak Ridge cemetery.

Donated by Terri Clemens oldstuff33@hotmail.com


IRVEN J. CRISSINGER
December 19, 1951
Dies After Becoming Ill Shoveling Snow

Irven J. Crissinger, 81, of Jamestown, died Wednesday at General hospital, where he was taken Tuesday after having become ill while shoveling snow at his home. He was a retired employee in the NYC woodworking department. He was born in Baugo township Aug. 9, 1870, the son of John and Elizabeth (Gordon) Crissinger. He was married June 4, 1904, to Elizabeth Neiswander, who survives. He was a lifelong resident of Elkhart county, a member of the Jamestown Methodist church, a member of the Jamestown Community Grange, and had been active in civic affairs of the community.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Charles S. Drake of Elkhart, Mrs. B.F. Richardson of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. F.H. Withers of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the White funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Saturday, when the body will be taken to the Jamestown Methodist church to lie in state until the funeral services at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Elvin Miller, pastor, will officiate. Burial will take place in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Donated by Judy Palmaffy ancestors@cbd.net


MRS. ELIZABETH CRISSINGER

January 12, 1963
Mrs. Elizabeth Crissinger, 92, a resident of Jamestown for over 50 years, died Saturday night in the Nicholson Nursing Home. She had been at the nursing home 2 1/2 years.

Mrs. Crissinger was born on Oct. 5, 1870 in Corunna and married Irven J. Crissinger on June 8, 1904. He died on Dec. 19, 1951.

Two nephews and five nieces are the only immediate survivors.

Mrs. Crissinger was a member of Jamestown Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the White Funeral Home, in charge of the Rev. J. Rosco Pheneger. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Donated by Judy Palmaffy ancestors@cbd.net


JOHN CULP

(From Harold of Truth, 1868)
On the 13th of August, in Elkhart County, Ind., Bro. John Culp, aged 52 years, 5 months, and 1 day. He had been ailing for some time, but was still able to be up and around till within a few days previous to his death. He endured much pain during the last few days of his earthly life, bearing his sufferings with patience and Christian resignation. He conversed freely with his family and friends, giving each a word of counsel and admonition. He evinced a sure hope of his acceptance with his God and Savior. It is a pleasing reflection that two days previous to his death, he desired once more to kneel in prayer with his family and friends assembled. In the act of kneeling (with the assistance of friends), his bodily sufferings seemed greatly aggravated. He remarked, however, that the Savior knelt down thrice in prayer in agony and suffering for our sins. And thus amid the groans and flowing tears of sympathizing friends and loved ones, he was heard commending his wife and children, and friends into the hands of Him whom he acknowledged to have found precious to his own soul. He was buried on the the 15th at Yellow Creek Meeting-house, where an unusually large concourse of friends and relatives were assembled to pay him their last tribute of respect. Funeral addresses were delivered from Rev. 14:13

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MISS EDITH CULP

Constantine- Miss Edith E. Culp 86, died Sunday morning in her home after a 10 day illness.

Miss Culp was born in Constantine, MI March 13,1966. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S.C.Culp and lived in Constantine all her life. Miss Culp was a kindergarten teacher for many years both in the city and in rural schools.

The Culp family, one of Constantine=s oldest families donated the Barry Memorial Home to the city.

She is survived by one sister, Miss Gertrude E. Culp of Constantine, two nieces and one nephew.

Services will be held in the Geisler funeral Home Tuesday at 2;30 p.m. The Rev. Harry Kellogg, pastor of the Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in Constantine Cemetery.

Donated by Debi Smeltzer dsmelt@shipshenet.com


SARAH WHISLER CULP

(Appeared in the Harold of Truth, 1896)
On the 17th of July, 1896 in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Sarah Whisler Culp, widow of the late John Culp, aged 78 years, 1 month and 15 days. She was married to John Culp May 2, 1837, and lived in widowhood 28 years. She left 9 children to follow her to her last resting place. She was born in Bucks Co., Pa., in 1818 and was a sister to Bish. Jacob Whisler, who died some years ago. She was buried on the 21st at Yellow Creek, where a large concourse of people had gathered to manifest their esteem for the aged sister. Services were conducted by J.F. Funk, from Mark 13:35.

Donated by Shirley Calabrese scalab@hotmail.com


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