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Mrs. Alwilda M. Harris, 66, 201 Troxel Ave. Elkhart, died this morning in her home of natural causes.

A native of Goshen, she was born Nov. 23, 1917 and was married Dec. 31, 1944 in New Paris to George A. Harris. He died Oct. 27, 1983 in Elkhart.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nina Jane) Tarman, and Mrs. Howard (Karen J.) Barrett, both of Elkhart; two sons, Henry A., Elkhart, and John A. Palmdale, Calif.; nine grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Claude, (Irene) Elliott, Goshen and a brother the Rev. Ralph M. Holdeman, Elkhart. Two brothers, Russell and Olen, preceded her in death.

Friends may call after 2 p.m.Sunday at Walley-Mills_Zimmerman Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Officiating will be the Rev. Ken Overmyer, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church of which she was a member. He will be assisted by her brother the Rev.Holdeman,pastor of Albright United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Prairie Street Cemetery.

Note: this date written at bottom, most likely death date: July 6, 1984.

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(January 28, 1930 - Goshen Daily Democrat) Mortuary Record - Harshman - Clarence Albert Harshman, former New Paris man, a resident of Detroit, where he was a draftsman, died Tuesday morning at his home in that city, according to word received here today. He is survived by his wife and 3 children, Donald, Virginia and Nona, and a brother, Esta, all of Detroit. Two sisters, Misses Clara and Martha Harshman, and a brother, Emory, all of New Paris, also survive. Funeral Friday at Detroit.

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Death of Mrs. Isaac Harshman. - Mrs. Isaac Harshman died at her home, in this village, Wednesday night at 11 o'clock of heart failure. Mrs. Harshman had been in declining health for some time, and on e week ago, following an attack of nervous trouble she contracted grippe, following which, lung complications developed, but her condition was not considered dangerous until within the last 48 hours.
Susan Virginia Jacobs was born in Frederick county, Maryland, March 5, 1846. She was married to Isaac Harshman at North Manchester, Feb. 4, 1872. Five children were born to this union - Emery, Clara, Martha, at home; East, Newark, NJ, Bert, Flint, Mich., and one died in infancy. The funeral will be held from the Baintertown church Sunday morning conducted by Elder James Neff and Rev. Bussard.

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Rev. Jos. Hartsough, Dead.
Passed Away at his home at Gravelton, Sunday morning.

The venerable Rev. Joseph Hartsough, passed away at his home in Gravelton, Sunday morning (Jan. 28, 1912) at about 8 o'clock, at the age of 75 yrs., 9 mo., and 2 days old.

He is survived by his wife and seven children: John D., Mrs. Mertie Eisenhour, H. L. Hartsough, Nappanee; Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders, Leesburg; Mortimer A. Hartsough, Millersburg; Mrs. Mary A. Williard, Syracuse; and Sharon G. Hartsough, South Whitley.

The deceased was a preacher in the faith of the Church of The Brethren (Dunkard Church) and the funeral was held Tuesday forenoon at 10:30 at the church on East Market Street, conducted by Revs. Henry Wysong and Peter Stuckman.

The pall-bearers were the Revs. Daniel Wysong, John R. Miller, David Metzler, Ira Eisenhour, David Anglemyer and Eli Roose.

The interment, under the direction of N. A. Lehman, was made at the Brick Church Cemetery.

Donated by Lori Kime


Mrs. Saloma Hartsough, Sister of John Geyer, dies on Saturday.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Bethany Church for Mrs. Saloma G. Hartsough, 89, a sister of John Geyer of Nappanee, who died at 1:15 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Eisenhour, south of New Paris, In. She had been ill
for the past two weeks, suffering from a complication of ailments. The Revs. Frank Kreider, Amsa Clem and Ralph Neff were in charge of the services and interment was made in the Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Hartsough was born in Union township on Oct. 11, 1845, the daughter of John and Katherine Geyer. Her husband, Joseph Hartsough, to whom she was married on Feb. 20, 1877, died 23 yrs. ago. She was a member of the Bethany Church of the Brethren.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Eisenhour is another daughter Mrs. Mary Willard, Syracuse, Ind; a son, Rev. Harvey Hartsough of North Manchester; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Susan) Weybright of New Paris, Ind. and a brother John Geyer of
Nappanee, Ind.

Donated by Lori Kime


Gospel Messenger, Feb. 25, 1922 - In Memory of our Departed Sister Hess
Sarah Ann Hess, nee Rensberger, was born Sept. 6, 1861, near St. Paul, Minn. She moved to Kosciusko County, Ind. With her parents, Brother Wm. And Sister Rachel Holsinger Rensberger, at the age of 3 years. Coming from Holsinger and Rensberger parentage (which families were always prominently affiliated with the Church of the Brethren), she was raised in the Bethany congregation and received into that church by baptism at the age of 18.

Jan. 1, 1888, she was united in marriage to Henry B. Hess. Earl in their married life they settled in Goshen, Ind. Where with a handful of other members, they started a mission. It grew rapidly and by hard labor they obtained a new churchhouse about 6 years later.

In 1897, a Sisters' Aid Society was organized, of which she was a charter member. In 1901 she became its President and served as such 4 years. A number of years later she again became President, and after serving several more years, was finally relieved because of ill health. Later she became Treasurer of the same organization and was holding this office at the time God called her home. She was a constant teacher in the Sunday school - her younger years being divided between a class of young ladies and classes of boys in the intermediate dept. During her later years she was interested in all the activities of the church, and always found time to visit the sick and aged. During sorrow and death in the church or community, she could always be relied upon for sympathy and service. Such loyalty to her church will cause her to be sorely missed. She was also a constant attendant at prayer meeting and a member of such classes as teacher training and special Bible study, holding several diplomas for these studies.

During the last 5 years of her life she was a patient sufferer from diabetes. July 4, 1921, she received a sever shock through the tragic shock of her son-in-law, Frederick Phend, who resided at her home. This, together with her constantly failing health, hastened the few remaining days of Sister Hess. She died 2 Ĺ weeks later, July 21, 1921, leaving her husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 2 grandchildren. Burial at Baintertown cemetery.

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Born: December 24, 1887 Died: June 27, 1957

Mrs. Agnes Hettinger, 63 of 2123 Fieldhouse, died at her home Thursday afternoon after an illness of about 2 years.

Mrs. Hettinger the former Agnes Strum was born December 24, 1893 in Vienna, Austria. She came to this country in 1911. She lived in Chicago until 1917, when she came to Elkhart.

She was married to George Hettinger September 1, 1913 in Chicago. He died in 1940.

Surviving are seven children: Ernest and George Hettinger, Mrs. Harold Hess and Mrs. Rex Winningham all of Elkhart. Mrs. Robert Chaffee, Gann Valley, South Dakota, Mrs. Ora Jacox, South Bend, and Mrs. Bennie Whittaker, Mishawaka. Two brothers Philip and Lawrence Strum, both of Chicago, eighteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home.

Msgr. Joseph Hession pastor of St. Vincent catholic church, will have charge of services at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today

Donated by Diane Babcock.

Born: April 23, 1887 Died: January 10, 1940

George Hettinger 52, died in his home at 910 Cleveland Ave. at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of ten days from pneumonia.

The funeral service will be held in St. Vincentís Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Edward G. Werling officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

The deceased who was born in Austria on April 23, 1887, came to America 29 years ago and located in Elkhart in 1916. A welder by trade, he was an employee of the Schult Trailers, Inc. At the time he was fatally stricken.

His marriage to Agnes Storme took place in Chicago in 1913. She survives with the following children: Mrs. Harold Hess of Elkhart, and Ernest, Anna, Helen, Elizabeth, RoseMary, and George Hettinger all at the parental home. There is a brother John in Austria.

Donated by Diane Babcock.

Berne Chronicle
July 9, 1924

Brother of Berne Man Buried Mon. Funeral of C.W. Hocker was Held at Elkhart Was a Brother to Abe Hocker of Berne and Was Born in this County Died Friday Night.

The funeral services of C.W. Hocker of Elkhart, a brother to Abe Hocker of Berne, was held at Elkhart on Monday afternoon. An Elkhart paper gives the following brief account of Mr. Hocker's life and death:

Christian W. Hocker, a well known retired lumberman and manufacturer, died at 6 o'clock Friday night at his home, 1220 Princeton street, following an illness of more than a year due to dropsy and heart trouble.

Funeral services at the home at 2 o'clock Monday by Rev. George M. Pullman, pastor of the First Evangelical church. The burial was at Grace Lawn cemetery.

Mr. Hocker was born in Decatur, Ind., January 5, 1851. He and his family came to Elkhart in 1907 from Brownstown, Ind., where for many years he was engaged in the lumber and hoop business.

On February 10, 1871, he was wedded to Lucinda A. Bell, who died in 1872. A daughter, Mrs. P.T. Longacher of this city, survives the union. On January 10, 1876, Mr. Hocker married Mary I. Hofer of Stark County, Ohio, and she and the following children survive: Mrs. Edward Hocker, of Decatur, Mrs. Gertrude Long of Cleveland, Mrs. T.C. Wertz of this city and Stephen Hocker of Portland, Me. There are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There also survive three brothers--Frank Hocker, of El Reno, Okla., Samuel Hocker of Bluffton and Abraham Hocker of Berne.

Donated by Jane Hunter Hodgson of Tucson, AZ.

Elkhart Truth Jun 1, 1970

Fred D. Hilliard, 77, 331 Aspenwald, died Sunday eve in the Elkhart Nursing Home. He was a retired salesman for Ralph Brown Furniture. He was born July 4, 1893 in Albion, IN and was married to Edna Salisbury on Sept 29, 1944 in South Bend, IN. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Charles and Howard of Elkhart, five daughters, Mrs. Betty Garner, Mrs. Michael (Bernice) Gentzhorn, and Mrs. Larry (Dorothy) Taylor, all of Elkhart, Mrs. Martin (Martha) Miller, Goshen, and Mrs. Wayne (Bonnie) Crist, Marion, 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 3 PM Wednesday at the Wm Stemm Funeral Home with the Rev Walter Mayer, Pastor of the Good Shepard United Methodist Chirch officiating. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery. The family will recieve friends from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM Tuesday. He was a veteran of WWI.

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Mrs. Sarah Catherine Hiss, 81, 1425 Greencroft Drive, formerly of Wakarusa, died at 7:07 p.m. Saturday in Greencroft Nursing Center.

She was born July 25,1907 in Wakaursa to Enos and Martha Davidhizar. On Nov.30,1963 in South Bend, she married Frank L. Hiss. He died June 20,1965.

Survivors include a stepson Bernard J. Hiss, So. Bend; stepdaughter, Mary Jane Twoney, Arizona; 12 step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; four brothers, George, Otis, Manford, and Henry Davidhizar, all of Wakarusa, and a sister, Bertha Davidhizar, Goshen.

She was a telephone operator for 35 years, retiring in Nov. 1963 and was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Reith, Rohere, & Ehret Funeral Home from 2-9 p..m. Tuesday at Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, and from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Holdeman Mennonite Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church. The Rev. Sam Troyer and the Rev. James Davidhizar will officiate. Burial will be in Olive West Cemetery.

Donated by Debi Smeltzer

Gone to Rest
George W. Hissong, Soldier of the Union, Answers Roll Call Beyond

(From The Standard, LaGrange, Indiana, April 6, 1923. Printed obituary contains photo)

The death last Sunday of George W. Hissong, for many years a highly esteemed citizen of LaGrange, has occasioned much sorrow to his many old friends. For many weeks he had been suffering great pain and death was a merciful release, but his passing has taken from the town a long-familiar figure.

Mr. Hissong was born in Richland county, Ohio, March 9, 1840, the eldest son of Martin and Elizabeth Hissong. When he was a small child the family moved to Elkhart county, and later his home was Warsaw, where he enlisted in May, 1861, in Company E of the Fourth Indiana cavalry. He was on active duty with his command for three years, until the close of the war, receiving his honorable discharge June 29, 1865.

Mr. Hissong came to LaGrange in January, 1866, and lived here continuously from that date. He was married January 21, 1866, to Mary Jane Cline. Two children were born to them, Charlie M. Hissong, of LaGrange and Mrs. Lulu M. Teeter of Elkhart.

After Mr. Hissong came to LaGrange, he was associated for many years with Moon and Company, carriage makers. Later he was for nearly twenty years the photographer at LaGrange, with a business extending over a wide territory, and more recently, up to the time of the failure of his health, he was the justice of the peace.

Early in life he joined the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a faithful member. For many years, also, he was one of the leading members of the Grand Army of the Republic.

There survive him, besides the widow and children, two sisters, Mrs. Mary J. Warren of Elkhart, Mrs. Harriet A. Windbigler of Plymouth, a half-sister, Mrs. Alice J. Wolgamott of VanNuys, California, four grandchildren, K.A. Teeter of LaGrange, Michel and Naomi Teeter of Elkhart, Ethel L. Olds of LaGrange, and one great grandchild, William C. Olds.

Mr. Hissong died about two o'clock Sunday afternoon, April 1, aged eighty-three years and twenty-two days.

The funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hissong at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. G. F. Hubbartt and the burial was made at Greenwood cemetery.

He was a gallant solder of the Union and a good citizen, always true to the best interests of his community and the nation. May he rest in peace.

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HISSONG - Jacob Hissong, aged 78 years, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Stuart, 431 First Street, after a long illness with cancer of the stomach. In addition to his wife the deceased leaves four daughters, Mrs. Cephas Brumbaugh, Mrs. William Inbody, Mrs. W. D. Stuart and Mrs. Fanny Williamson of Pittsburg. A brother, John Hissong, lives in Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Stuart, Rev. McKee, of the Fifth avenue M. E. church, officiating. Interment will be in the Waterford cemetery.

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Deaths of Persons Well Known in Goshen, County and Vicinity
Jacob Hissong, aged 78 years, died at an early hour this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Stewart, 430 First Street. Besides his wife, he leaves four daughters, the three beside Mrs. Stewart being Mrs. Cephas Brumbaugh and Mrs. William Inbody of this city and Mrs. S. A. Williamson of Pittsburg, Pa. A brother, John Hissong of Wisconsin, also survives him. The funeral will occur Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock from the house. Rev. A. H. McKee officiating. Interment will be at the Waterford cemetery.

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NEWSPAPER ARTICLE Mr.and Mrs. W. D. Stuart sincerely thank their friends who assisted during the illness and after the death of Jacob Hissong.

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HISSONG-Mrs. Jacob Hissong died yesterday morning of old age at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Douglas Stuart, on Third street, aged 78 years. She is survived by another daughter in Pittsburg and Mrs. Brumbaugh of Baintertown. The funeral will be held from the house Friday at 2 p.m., burial at Waterford.

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I have been told that Jacob Hissong died Sept 18, 1900 and was buried on Sept 19. However, the obit says funeral on Thursday. In 1900, I think that Thursday was on the 20th. In 1901, I think Thursday was on the 19th. So...I can't tell you exactly what year he died. Same problem for Mrs. Hissong (below). I was told she died March 14, 1904 and was buried on the 16th. But, 16th of March in 1904 was, I think, on Wednesday and the obit says she was buried on Friday.

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Mortuary Record, from Goshen Daily Democrat, Sept. 19, 1900
Hissong - Jacob Hissong, aged 78 years, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.D. Stuart, 431 First street, after a long illness with cancer of the stomach. In addition to his wife the deceased laves four daughters, Mrs. Cephas Brumbaugh, Mrs. William Inbody, Mrs. W. D. Stuart and Mrs. Fanny Williamson of Pittsburg. A brother, Jacob Hissong, lives in Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Stuart, Rev. McKee, of the Fifth avenue M.E. church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Waterford cemetery.

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Mortuary Record
Lurena Hissong, aged 78 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Douglas Stuart on First street this city at eight o'clock Tuesday morning of old age. She leaves three other daughters. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at four o'clock from the residence with burial at the Violett cemetery.

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From The LaGrange Standard
January 8, 1914, p. 1
Another Soldier Gone
William T. Hissong Answers To The Last Roll Call

William T. Hissong, for several years the Valley Line passenger and freight agent at Mongo, died last Friday evening, at his home, after an illness of only a few hours, from acute indigestion.

The funeral services were at the Mount Zion Lutheran church, at LaGrange, at eleven o'clock Tuesday morning, with burial at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Weber, the pastor, was in charge.

Mr. Hissong was born in Knox county, Ohio, February 10, 1846, and was in his sixty-eighth year.

He enlisted in the Union army, as a private in Company C, Fourth Indiana cavalry, at the age of eighteen, in February, 1864, and he served until the close of the war.

He was married November 3, 1869, to Fietta Walter and was the father of five children, Frank M., Irene, Vernon E., George H. and Blanche.

Two of his children, Frank M. Hissong of Moberly, Missouri, and Mrs. E.T. Buckmaster of Bluffton, Ohio, with the widow, are the surviving members of the family.

Mr. Hissong also leaves one brother, Captain George W. Hissong of LaGrange, two sisters, Mrs. N.A. Warren of Elkhart and Mrs. Windbigler of Plymouth, and nine grandchildren.

Those who knew Mr. Hissong well will remember him as a man of kindness, candor and integrity. He freely gave to his country and its flag when the gift meant much. He was loyal to friendships, in harmony with God's great outdoors, and he loved life and all that life means to an intensely human man.

After life's fitful fever may he sleep well.

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J.Olen Holdeman, 71, 313 Middlebury St, died at 5:48 p.m. Sunday at Goshen General Hospital where he had been a patient two days following a heart attact.

Born Deb 12,1907 in Harrison Twp. He was married Aug.14,1936 to the former Mary Bernice Edson who died Nov. 25,1975.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Irene Elliott ,Goshen, and Mrs. George (Alwilda) Harris, Elkhart. And a brother, the Rev. Dr.Rapph M..Elkhart.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Richard Dolby, pastor of St. Mark=s United Methodist Church of where Holdeman was a member, will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Mr. Holdeman reitired six years ago after 25 years with Penn Division Johnson Controls,Inc. He was a member of the YM-YMCA, Elkhart, Goshen YWCA, the Senior M=s, and Albright 60 Plus Club.

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Services for the Rev. Ralph M.. Holdeman 84, 211 Marshall Blvd. Elkhart, who died Tues. at Elkhart General Hospital will be held at 2 pm Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev.Lamar Imes, The Rev. Jack Pavey, the Rev. Kate Lehman and the Rev. Ross Richie, will officiate. Burial will be held at Violett Cemetery.

He was born May 8,1906 in Wakarusa, and was married Jan.1,1933 in Goshen, to Mildred C. Chrisman. He was a former secretary of evangelism for both the National Council of Churches, and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, was one of the three founders of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and last October was honored as one of the 40 great evangelists of the Methodist world in the last four decades.

Locally, he served as pastor of Bethel EUB and Albright United Methodist churches, pastored churches in Ill, and KY, and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Elkhart Art League, was an accomplished artist, a member of World Poets Association and was scheduled to receive the Golden Poet Award for August.

Surviving are his wife, and a daughter Margaret Rose Holdeman, Elkhart. HE was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Elliott.and Alwilda Harris, and two brothers, Russell, and Owen.

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Aged Resident of city Died this Morning at Home of Niece on Emerson St. (February 1918)
Mrs. Amelia Zimmer Hollinger, 79, better known as Aunt Mollie, died this morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Frank Crowell, 622 Emerson St. For several weeks the deceased had been in failing health, suffering with heart ailment. Mrs. Hollinger was married 2 times. During the past 11 years she had made her home in this city with Mrs. Crowell. Four stepsons and a number of nieces residing in Noble county survive. Interment will take place in Baintertown cemetery.

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The Elkhart Truth

Mrs. Geraldine Hooley, 54, Terre Haute, who moved from Elkhart in 1964, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, where she had been a patient since August.

She was born June 12, 1929, in Elkhart. She married Carl Hooley on Feb. 21, 1958, in Elkhart. He survives with a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Donna) Greenawalt, Wakarusa; three sons, Raymond K. Johnson and Daniel L. Johnson, both of Garden Grove, Calif., and David L. Johnson, Manheim, Pa.; a foster son, George Stahl, New Jersey; 12 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Shook, and Mrs. Raymond (Rosie) Hunter, both of Elkhart; and a brother, Orville Kurtz, Elkhart. A brother and sister are deceased.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler-Gutherman Funeral Home. She was a member of Maranatha Christian Alliance Missionary Church and belonged to the WMTF of the church. She taught Sunday school at the church. She also was a member of the Terre Haute Garden Club. She worked at Whitehall Laboratores until she moved from Elkhart.

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The Elkhart Truth

Funeral services for Geraldine Hooley, 54, Terre Haute, who died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Olive Mennonite Church. Ms. Hooley moved from Elkhart in 1964.

The Rev. Mike Hengle, pastor of the Maranatha Christian Missionary Church, Terre Haute, will officiate. Her body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

Donated by Wanda Duke


H. Russell Hoot, 83, of 621 W. Lexington Ave., died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in General Hospital where he had been a patient since Oct. 30.

He was born May 6, 1891, in Warsaw, moving to Elkhart in 1927. He was married to Thelma Meyers on Jan. 1, 1929. She survives with one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Fullhart, Elkhart; two grandsons.

He was a WWI veteran and was employed at the Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. 30 years, retiring in 1956. For many years he was an assistant at the White Funeral Home.

He was a graduate of Palmer School of Chiropractry in 1926.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at White Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church. The Rev. R. Clark Bornfield and the Rev. James DeGolier will officiate. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.

Mr. Hoot served as teacher and superintendent of the church school at St. John's for 20 years. He was a member of the Rathbone Lodge No. 3 Knights of Pythias who will have a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. He also was a member of Blue Grass Grange, Elkhart County Pamona Grange and the VFW.

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Maloy, Catherine, nee Hoover, died in the bounds of the Bethel Church, Ind. Dec. 28, 1909, aged 79 years, 6 months and 5 days. She united with the church at the age of 18 and continued faithful until death. In 1853 she was united in marriage to John Maloy. To this union were born 5 children, 2 of whom with her husband, preceded her.

Donated by Terri Clemens

The Goshen News, October 16, 1993

Stanley "Buck" Hoover 59, 505 East Waterford St., Wakarusa, died at l2l5 a.m. today in the emergency room of Elkhart General Hospital. Death was due to an apparent heart attack.

He was born Sept. l3, l934, in Wakarusa, to Merle and Beulah (Wenger) Hoover. He married Phyllis Horn June 2, l962, in Wakarusa. He worked at NIBCO for 35 years as a punch press operator. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Wakarusa.

Surviving are his wife , and two sisters, Betty (Mrs. Charles) Perry, Mishawaka, and Rebecca Hoover, Atlanta, Ga. One brother, Lowell Hoover, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. services Tuesday at Bible Baptist Church. The Rev. David Harper will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Memorials will be directed to the church.

Submitted by Estella Cox

The Goshen News, October 31, 1994

Services for Phyllis Jean Hoover, 66 , 505 E. Waterford St., Wakarusa, who died Monday, will be held at l0 a.m. Wednesday in Rieth-Rohrer -Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The Rev. David Harper, pastor with Bible Baptist church, will conduct the service. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wakarusa funeral home.

She was born Dec. 29, 1927, in Goshen, to Dewey and Cora (Pepper) Horn. On June 2, 1962, in Wakarusa, she married Stanley (Buck ) Hoover. He died Oct. l6, 1993. In 1986 she retired from CTS, Elkhart, where she worked for 38 years in the quality control department. She was a member of Wakarusa Bible Baptist Church, Quarter Century Club of CTS and the American Legion Post Auxiliary, Wakarusa.

Survivors include a sister, Gloria (Mrs. Jerry) Pawling, Elkhart; two brother, Burdett Horn Sr. , Bristol, and Theldon Horn, Swansboro, N.C.; and a cousin who served as her guardian, Lani (Mrs.Kerry) Rohrer, Elkhart.

She was preceded in death by a sister,Betty Kline, and a brother, Dean Horn.

Memorials may be directed to Bible Baptist Church.

Submitted by Estella Cox

The Goshen News, Tuesday June 18, 1946

Dewey Horn, 48 , of 2l8 Hickory street, Elkhart died at 530 p.m. Monday at the home of a relative at 32l Olive street where he was taken two weeks ago. He had been suffering with heart complications for several years.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. William Horn, he was born in Goshen, June l4, l898. He was an employee of the Reith-Riley Construction company. He moved to Elkhart from Goshen two years ago.

Surviving are his wife, the former Cora Pepper, to whom he was married June 4, 1919; his father, William Horn, of Elkhart; three sons, Burdette, of Elkhart; Dean Glenn, seaman first class stationed at New London , Conn.; and Theldon, of Elkhart; three daughters, Mrs. Max Kline, of Bristol; and the Misses, Phyllis and Gloria Horn, both of Elkhart; two grandchildren; and his step-father, William Delcamp, of Goshen.

The body is at the Culp funeral and will be taken to the Horn home in Elkhart this evening. Friends will be received at the residence until Thursday morning and the body will be returned to the funeral home where services will be held Thursday at 330 p.m. The Rev. W.I. Duker will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Ridge cemetery

Submitted by Estella Cox

The Goshen News, Friday July 9, 1926

Mary Jane, six week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Horn of 4l5 Noble Street, died this noon at the home of her parents, of indigestion following an attack of whooping cough. The baby is survived by the parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock and interment will be made in the Oak Ridge cemetery.

Submitted by Estella Cox


Mrs. Anna E. Houser, 74 of  Rt. 4, died Friday afternoon at General Hospital where she had been taken earlier in the city ambulance. She was born March 14,1891 in St. Joseph Co. near Wakarusa. She married Floyd E.Houser Sept. 20, 1910, in St. Joseph, Mi. She lived here all her life.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Harley M, Rt.4, and Fred L. Goshen Rt.2.; daughter, Mrs. Frank (Mary Ann) Barrett, Elkhart, two brothers, Warren Johnson, Elkhart, and Samuel Johnson, Bristol Rt. 1; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Saloma) Green, Elkhart, and Mrs. Ella Duker, New Paris, and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Westbrook-Metz Funeral Home after 7 tonight and until noon Monday when the body will be taken to the Elkhart Valley Church of the Brethern to lie in state until services there at 2 p.m. on Monday. The Rev. Ralph R. Petry, pastor of that church will officiate. She was a member of that church. Burial is to be in Olive Cemetery.

Donated by Debi Smeltzer


Mrs. Ethel M. Husband, 92, 67548 C.R.1 Wakarusa died at 4:03 p.m. Thursday in Elkhart General Hospital where she was admitted in February.

A native of Elkhart Co. she was born July 24,1895 and was married Dec.16,1916 to Elgie Husband. He died May 26,  1961. She was a homemaker and member of the Olive Mennonite Church.

Susrviving are a son, Earl L.,Wakarusa; three grandaughters, including Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Buss, Goshen, 10 greatgranchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Detweiler, and three brothers, including the Rev.George Long.and a stepbrother, Foret Holdeman.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday at Lienhart Funeral Home.Services will be held at 2:30 p.m.Sunday at the funeral home.The Rev. Dale Shenk will officiate. Burial will be in Olive West Cemetery.

Donated by Debi Smeltzer

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