LAGRANGE, IN, June 13
The funeral of Dr. Amos J. Hostetler, 65, president of the state board of health, who died Sunday, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Methodist Episcopal Church at LaGrange, the Rev. Charles Lewis DeBow, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Cleveland, formerly of LaGrange, and the Rev. Fred R. Hill, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Ligonier. For about 10 years Dr. Hostetler operated a private hospital here. When his illness forced him to relinquish his work the hospital was taken over by Dr. Harry G. Erwin, formerly of Fort Wayne, who acquired the institution 11 months ago. Dr. Hostetler was almost as widely known for his interest in civic affairs as for his work in his profession.. He was a member of the town school board and was active in bringing about the erection of the new high school gymnasium. He contributed both time and money to numerous civic activities. He was for several years a director of the LaGrange State Bank. He was a native of LaGrange County, scion of a pioneer family and one of 17 children. He was educated in this county and later received his medical education at the state university. He practiced medicine in this county 37 years, having originally located at Shipshewana.
He was a former president of the Northern Indiana Academy of Medicine, comprising four counties, and served that organization as secretary six years. For 25 years he was the Pennsylvania Railroad's medical representative here. During the World War he was a leader of the Red Cross activities and was head of the medical examining hoard for LaGrange County. He was a member of the official board of the Methodist Church here and was a Mason. Surviving besides his wife, Ella, and a niece, Mrs. Calvin Schrock, whom he had adopted, are 16 brothers and sisters.

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BEVERLY JANE HURST
On March 8, 1930, little Beverly Jane came to gladden the hearts of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hurst. She died after a short illness of pneumonia on February 17, 1932, at the home of her grandparents. Her life here was short, but long enough to endear her to all who knew her and especially to her grandparents. She lived only a few short months, but long enough to fulfill the mission for which she was sent. God, looking over earth's beautiful flowers, selected little Beverly as a rare plant He needed, and transplanted her to a fairer, softer, clime, and the little one, budded on earth, will blossom in heaven.
She leaves to mourn their loss her grief-stricken father, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurst, Mrs. Barbara Wagner, uncle and aunts, and many friends who had learned to love her. A sister, Elisbeth Louise, died November 27, 1927, and just six weeks ago, on January 5, 1932, her mother passed away. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church, conducted by Rev. Klopfenstein, and burial was made in Sidener Cemetery. (Note - Sidener Cemetery is located west of Howe in LaGrange County)

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SEPTEMBER 19, 1935
Mrs. Elizabeth Lupold died at her home east of Shipshewana last Thursday, September 19, after an illness of several months. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Shipshewana, with Rev. Harvey Schrock officiating. Frances Bontrager and Betty Morgan sang "The Old Rugged Cross", "It Is Well", and "The End of the Road". Pallbearers were Roy Yoder of Elkhart, James Limeric, George Kelly, Russell Prough, Raymond Prough and P.V. Nelson. Interment was made in the Lupold Cemetery.
Elizabeth Lupold, daughter of Harvey and Margzret Lutz Prough, was born in Newbury Township on April 17, 1866. In June of 1884 she was united in marrage to Frank Lupold, who preceded her in death 11 years ago on September 21, 1924. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Florence Lupold Cutler, who lived with her mother, and a son, Cloid Lupold, who with one grandchild, Leonard Lupold of Shipshewana, survive. She also leaves four brothers, Will of Wellington KS; Oliver of Shipshewana; Clem of Jackson MI, and John of Santa Anna CA, two sisters, Mrs. Alice West of Chicago IL and Mrs. Belle Felthouse of New Plymouth IN.
During her girlhood she joined the Congregational Church at Shipshewana and after the closing of the church her membership was transferred to the Methodist Church.

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AUGUST 9, 1933
Mrs. Emma Malone, 69, passed away at her home Wednesday, August 9, following a long illness. She was the daughter of Fred and Mary Hubbard. She is survived by two sons, Gilbert and Marion, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ella Lampman of White Pigeon MI, three brothers Arthur and John of Shipshewana, and Joe of Constantine MI, and a host of relatives and friends. Her husband, Walter J. Malone, preceeded her in death 11 years ago and a brother, Frank, two years ago. The funeral was held Friday morning at the home with Rev. Thurman mott officiating. Burial was made in Bethel Cemetery.

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1922
Jacob Walter Malone was born November 1, 1861, in Tuscarawas County OH, and came to LaGrange County when he was nine years old. He spent practically all his life in and near Shipshewana. He was of a quiet disposition, never intruding, never boisterous, never complaining, a good friend, a good father, a good neighbor and a good citizen. To those who knew him best it seems that his manner of death was a fitting end to his quiet life, and to these we add may he rest in God and peace on his soul. He leaves to mourn a wife, two sons, Gilbert H. and Marion R., four brothers and three sisters, other relatives and host of friends. He was fifty-nine years, six months and nine days.

  Leaves have their time to fall,
  And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath,
  And stars to set, but
  Thou has all seasons for thine own, O Death.
  Day hath mortal cares, the banquet has its hour.
  Spring comes not unawares,
  But death,
  Death slips in unseen and takes the choicest flower.
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APRIL 16, 1931
Mrs. Laurel Miller, 67, passed away Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Pass residence in White Pigeon MI. She had only been sick a few days with the influenza. Mrs. Miller lived in Shipshewana until about a year ago when she went to White Pigeon to work. Her husband, Samuel Miller, preceded her in death about five years ago. Surviving her are her sister, Mrs. E.C. Owen of north of Shipshewana, niece and nephew and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M.E. Church in Shipshewna. Rev. Thurman Mott conducted the services. Burial was made in the Shore Cemetery southeast of Shipshewana.

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APRIL 19, 1931
Mrs. Emma Murray, received word Monday morning of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Murray Myers, 37, who died at her home in Kalamazoo MI Sunday night, following a short illness from influenza and pneumonia. She was born in White Pigeon MI. In 1914 she was married to Roy Murray of Shipshewana. Two sons, Walter and James, were born to them. Both survive their mother. Mr. Murray died from influenza and pneumonia in 1918. Following his death Mrs. Murray and sons made their home in Kalamazoo. A short funeral service was held at the funeral home in Kalamazoo at 1:30 Wednesday after which the body was brought to the Murray home here. Funeral services were held at 3:00 o"clock and burial 3was made at the Keightley Cemetery by the grave of her husband.
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LEVI C. MISHLER DIED AT FORT WAYNE NURSING HOME
Levi C. Mishler, 74, former principal of the Shipshewana and Middlebury High Schools, died Sunday at the Lawton Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for several months. In addition to teaching, he had also been a rural mail carrier out of Shipshewana and Howe Post Offices from 1916 until his retirement, due to illness in August 1944. He was born in LaGrange County July 13, 1883, the son of George L. and Polly Mishler. He graduated from the Shipshewana High School, and attended Indiana Teachers College and Goshen College. He was married to Georgia Haines April 12, 1906. She passed away last December 5, 1956.
Survivors include two sons, Karl of Fort Wayne and Don H. of Portland OR, one brother, Jos. E. Mishler of Elkhart and four grandaughters. Services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Yoder Funeral Home in Middlebury with burial in the Shore Cemetery.

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Cecil Pearl Murray, 37, son of Davis and Emma Murray, who was born in Shipshewana November 23, 1899, died at his home in South Bend IN on Thursday evening, April 1, following several months of illness from sarcoma.
On December 24, 1922, he was married to Maurine Emily Gadson, who survives with their six children, Charles, Betty, Joseph, David, Jack and Norman, his mother, two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Deter of LaGrange, and Vada Murray of Shipshewana, one brother, Floyd H. Murray of Albion MI, three half-brothers, Edward Neff of Kankakee IL, and Jay and Lester Murray, two half-sisters, Mrs. Florence Moore of LaGrange and Nora Murray of Chicago, one uncle, Joseph Neff of Goshen, and two aunts, Mrs. Emma Miller of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. Lydia Murray. In youth he joined the Congregational Church in Shipshewana and after moving to South Bend seven years ago he joined the Christ Temple.
Funeral services were held at the home in South Bend Saturday afternoon and at the church in Shipshewana, with burial in the Keightley Cemetery. Rev. Charles Taylor of South Bend and Rev. Thurman Mott officiated.

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From unknown newspaper article, September 16, 1956
By AL SPIERS

THE SKUNK WOMAN
It's hard to believe there was such a person as Chrissy, the Skunk Woman. But there was - as anyone past 40 in the little northeastern town of Howe will tell you emphatically. Moreover, there's a distinct suspicion that in her own fantastic way, Chrissy got more fun out of life that most cozy, conforming characters. She was rugged and robust. She achieved a perculiar fame - left-handed but, to her, enjoyable. She lived long - and she'll be remembered longer. FABULOUS CHRISSY was born Christina Hand on a skimpy, poverty-ridden farm near Howe in Civil War times. Hers was a large, hungry family that got hungrier after the sad day Father Hand went fishing - reportedly with too many under his belt. At a likely spot, he heaved out his weighty anchor, failing to note that the rope was snarled around his leg. It was a fatal oversight that left Chrissy fatherless. Despite the Hand family's subsequent lack of ample nutrients, Chrissy grew up stronger and healthy. She had a man's coarse features and brawny shoulders. Her frame was pudgy and powerful and her early voice bull-strong. Chrissy could handle a team and dray with the best mule skinners of the day - and, 'tis said, out-cuss the less gifted. When the Grand Rapids & Indiana (now the Pennsylvania) pushed a railroad through Howe about 70 years ago, Chrissy became a familiar sight - and sound! - hauling wagon-loads of ties for the railroad.
As near as Howe old-timers can recall, it was about then that romance came into Chrissy's life. She met and married an Irishman named Mike Sullivan. Apparently they got along fine - while it lasted. Chrissy was no ravishing beauty, but Mike had a failing, too. It came in a bottle, and at that time Howe had a distillery, which made things entirely too handy. At any rate,. poor Mike got to wobbling around in such a glow one night that he forgot about the new railroad. A train reminded him, with fatal effect. Stoically, Chrissy reassembled her departed husband and gave him a proper burial. After that, she bought a house and a small bit of land on the southeastern edge of Howe, close to the cemetery and a half-block from the railroad. There she lived along until a new romance litteraly walked into her life, in the form of one Hank Kraut, a vagabond - sometimes called bum! - who ambled off the railroad, cadged a meal from Chrissy, and stayed.
"Hank wasn't very bright," recalled Clarence Taylor, rural mailman who lives close to the old Chrissy abode and knew her well. Hank stayed with Chrissy about three years. Then he got pneumonia and a gangrenous leg simultaneously. Chrissy nursed him tenderly, but presently Hank departed this world to join Father Hand and Mike Sullivan. It was after Hank's death that Chrissy found her screwball niche in Fame's hall. She'd become a town character by then. When she went to town she wore monstrous hats and, even on hot days, a long, thick coat.
Some men - and boys from the military academy - loved to heckle and bedevil Chrissy. She didn't mind. In fact, she seemed to enjoy it and traded insults with the best of them. One afternoon, after a brief period of unusual peace, Chrissy paused at Taylor's porch en route home. She seemed troubled. "Haven't been joshed or insulted for days," complained Chrissy. "That ain't natural...."
Chrissy's ultimate fame derived from her love of animals. She always had chickens, guinea pigs, dogs and cats in the house - and one day in the early 20's she acquired some skunks. In no time, she had a half-dozen running around the house - not sissified de-scented skunks, but genuine, fully-equipped wild specimens. Somehow Robert Ripley got wind of it and presently featured Chrissy in his famed "Believe It or Not" feature.
Thereafter, tourists flocked to Howe on weekends to see her. Whenever a crowd gathered outside her home, Chrissy would emerge with two or three cuddly skunks adorning her shoulders. She'd dance a jig, sing a few folk songs - and gather coins tossed by a discreetly distant audience. That went on for several years until Chrissy, past 70, fell ill. Legend has it that town women who came to tend her, gave Chrissy a bath - and she promptly died.

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Peter W. Neff, son of Abraham and Fannie (Plank) Neff, was born in LaGrange County, February 25, 1856, and departed this life January 5, 1924, aged sixty-seven years, ten months and eleven days.
He spent his boyhood days in and around Scott and at the age of twenty-three years took up the work of a mason, which he continued until his death. On May 20, 1884, he married Mary Della Corner of Scott and to this union one daughter was born, Fannie, wife of Archie Reed, who died February 6, 1919. About seventeen years ago he moved from Scott to Sturgis, which has since been his home. For seven years he had been a sufferer from heart trouble. On October 3, 1923, he was forced to lay down his trowl. Although suffering intensely at times, he never gave up hoping that he would grow stronger. One brother, Amos, and one sister, Amanda (Neff) Miller, preceded him in death.
Besides the widow, he leaves to mourn his departure, a grandaughter, Lucile Hopkins; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Murray, Mrs. William Murray, Mrs. Emma Murray of Shipshewana and Mrs. Mary Hinkson of Goshen; two brothers, Joseph Neff of White Pigeon MI and John Neff of Kalamazoo MI.
The funeral was held Tuesday, January 8, at Sturgis, with burial in Scott Cemetery.

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DEE WIMMER
March 30, 1939
Howe IN: Dee Wimmer, 62, died last evening at the home of his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Wimmer, at Shipshewana. The body is at the Shoup Funeral Home in Howe. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Pretty Prairie Cemetery.
Mr. Wimmer was born at Converse IN. His wife, Maude Flynn Wimmer of Springfield IL, died three years ago. Since then Mr. Wimmer had lived with his parents. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Converse.

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John E. Dillon, 66, a resident of Shipshewana since 1899, died Sunday evening at his home after being ill about 18 months. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Shipshewana Methodist Church by the Rev. J.O. Hochstetler, with burial in the Lupold Cemetery.
The deceased was born in Milford January 13, 1876. At the age of eight he was brought to Newbury Township, LaGrange County, by his parents, Thomas and Susan Dillon, where he lived until moving to Shipshewana. He was married February 11 of that year to Pearl Disney. Mrs. Dillon survives as do the three sons, Donald of Detroit MI, Robert of Shipshewana and James of Elkhart; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ray (Lettie) Yoder of Elkhart, and Mrs. Winnie Borgert and Mrs. Ida Strophagel of Sturgis MI, and two brothers, Jess and Arthur of Sturgis.
Mr. Dillon was employed while in Shipshewana as the pump repairman of the community.

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MRS. KUHNS DIESApril 1943
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Joseph (Telila) Kuhns, 79, in the home of her grandaughter, Mrs. William (Irene) Southworth, in Elkhart IN Sunday evening, following an illness of several years. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Brethern Church, and burial will be in the Prairie Street Cemetery. Mrs. Kuhns, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Hostetler, was born February 19, 1864, in Holmes County, Ohio. Her marriage to Joseph Kuhns took place in Holmes County December 16, 1885. They lived on a farm near Shipshewana a number of years, then moved to Elkhart, where Mr. Kuhns died November 25, 1927. Surviving besides Mrs. Southworth are another grandaughter, Mrs. Gladys Piedmont of Elkhart; a brother, Monroe Hostetler of Dover OH and three great-grandchildren.

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BENJAMIN J MILLER, 78, Expirees Sunday While In Church at Shore
Feb 1943
Benjamin C. Miller, 78, of the Shore community, died suddenly while attending church services in the Shore Mennonite Church Sunday morning, where he was a member. Death was due to a heart attack thought to be brought on by the quarter of a mile walk from his home to the church. He was born February 27, 1864, in Holmes County OH, and his parents were Mr. and Mrs. Eli Miller. He had lived in this community for about 50 years.
He was united in marriage to Susan Weirich on October 12, 1884, and she preceded him in death July 28, 1938. Many will remember the dreadful tragedy that overtook this family when on January 18, 1901, their farm home burned to the ground and three daughters and a son perished in the blaze. Those surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Orpha Getz of Goshen, Mrs. John S. Miller of Shipshewana and Anna at home; two sons, Benjamin Miller of Goshen and Earl at home and 13 grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Shore Mennonite Church and the burial was in the Pashan Cemetery. Note: The newspaper article headlines Benjamin J Miller and the article names Benjamin C Miller.

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MRS SAM DAVIS DEATH OCCURS IN CALIFORNIA
Feb 1943
Word has been received by a son, Murl Davis of Shipshewana, of the death of Mrs. Sam Davis of San Francisco which occured in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Hancock, Wednesday morning. Her death followed a stroke suffered Sunday, from which she never regained consciousness. Mrs. Davis was a former resident of Shipshewana where her son and wife still reside in the home of George Truesdale. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in San Francisco.
Mrs. Davis was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Poynter, life-long residents of Shipshewana, and was married to Mr. Davis about 54 years ago. In 1924 they left Shipshewana to take up their residence in Seattle WA. Mr. Davis passed away in 1927 and a son Orlie of Seattle preceded her in death last fall. Those surviving are two sons; Eric of Seattle and Murl of Shipshewana; three daughters, Mrs. Floss DeRosa, Mrs. Florence Hancock and Mrs. Vera Miller all of San Francisco, and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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AMOS ALTLAND, Aged Shipshewana Man, Expires Last Friday
Jan 1943
Amos Altland, 93, a resident of the Shipshewana vicinity since childhood, expired on Friday night of last week at the LaGrange County Hospital. His death followed a stroke of paralysis suffered a week earlier. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Haines Funeral Chapel in Middlebury, and burial was made in the Lupold Cemetery, two miles southeast of Shipshewana. Mr. Altland was brought to Shipshewana at an early age by his parents, Pater and Elizabeth Altland, from their home in York PA, where he was born on November 17, 1849. His wife, Sarah Shirley Altland, died August 3, 1928. Two brothers, Aaron of Scott and Willard of Shipshewana, a sister, Mrs. Amanda Rollin of Wichita KS, and nieces and nephews survive.

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William Wiler, son of Jacob and Harriet Lupold Wiler, was born in Holmes County OH September 9, 1847, and died at his home near Shipshewana, February 10, 1918, at the age of 70 years, five months and one day.
In 1865, with his parents, he moveed from Ohio to LaGrange County and to his late home, which was his continuous residence for 52 years.
October 31, 1872, he was united in marriage to Marthe A. Freed, who died January 19, 1911. To this union two daughters were born, Bessie, wife of Mahlon D. Weaver, and Edith, wife of Harry D. Miller. October 18, 1917, he was married to Mary Parcell, who, with one sister, Mrs. Hannah Prough, ten grandchildren, and the two daughters, survive him.

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Mrs. Leta Teeters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Smith of near LaGrange was born August 23, 1900, in Shipshewana and passed away on December 10, 1930, at the Elkhart General Hospital at 4 o'clock, two hours after she was found in a helpless condition on the floor of her apartment at 250 1/2 Division Street. Death was due to internal hemorrhage. When she was a young child her parents moved to Topeka and she was graduated from high school there in 1918. A few weeks later she became a student nurse at the Elkhart Hospital, graduating in 1921, and since that time had engaged in the profession of nursing. That same year she was married to Kenneth Teeters.
Mrs. Teeters shared her apartment with her sister, Miss Lena Smith, who is employed at one of the hotels. Surviving her besides the parents and sister named, are a daughter, Carol Jean Teeters, who lives with her grandparents; two sisters, Josephine Smith, of Elkhart and Hilda Smith of near LaGrange; and a brother, James Smith, also of near LaGrange.. Another sister, Lura, died 22 years ago at the age of three years. The body was taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anson Smith, near LaGrange Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. Burial was made in the Beulah Cemetery, four miles northeast of Topeka.

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Eli Shultz, 72, who had been afflicted with diabetes and heart trouble for several years, died this morning (1-30-1937) at his home near Emma, southwest of LaGrange, where he moved 12 years ago from Newago County MI.
Mr. Shultz was born September 30, 1865, in Holmes County OH. His wife, Kathryn preceded him in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Cloid Inks of near Wawaka IN, one son, Frank of Wyoming Park MI, and several grandchildren. The body is at Caton Brothers Funeral Home.

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William Spreuer was born near Erie PA on November 17, 1859, and departed this life on June 25, 1935, age 75 years, seven months and eight days.
He was the oldest son of Barbara and Philip Spreuer. Of this family there are now two surviving members, Mrs. Charles Gage and Anna Spreuer, both of Scott.
He was married to Ella Mendenhall on August 24, 1881. To this union were born eight children, of whom two died in infancy. The surviving members of this immediate family are his devoted companion and the children, Mrs. James Powell, Claude B. Spreuer of Shipshewana, Herbert of Pittsburg PA, Verna, at home, Mrs. Russell Prough of Shipshewana and Frank of Fort Wayne, 22 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Also residing in the home are Mary Lee Terry and Warren Clark whose presence seems the same as daughter and son Before his marriage, and while still a young man he heard his Master's call for a consecrated life, and united with the Lutheran Church. After coming to Scott he transferred his church membership and influence to the Scott Methodist Church, of which he was a loyal and active member until his death.

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John B. Weaver, 79, a former resident of Elkhart, who went from his home in South Bend two months ago to visit a daughter in Berryville AR, died there Monday morning from pneumonia. The burial was made at Mountain Home AR. Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife, Jennie Weaver, who is at South Bend; a son, Wilbur Weaver of Omaha NE., two daughters, Mrs. Carl Free of Kendallville IN, and Mrs. Cassius Leib at whose home he died; and the following brothers and sisters: Daniel E. Weaver of Shipshewana, Mrs. Ida Schrock of Shelbyville Il, Mrs. Mary Reed of southeast of Middlebury and Mrs. Delia Trim of Adrian MI.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Kile Nelson of Shipshewana died at her home on Tuesday afternoon (6-6-1939) after an illness of two months. She was born February 16, 1868, near Scott, the daughter of Daniel and Elmira Kile. She was married to Albion Nelson January 13, 1885. Mr. Nelson passed away April 3, 1930. Mrs. Nelson is survived by three children, Mrs. M.Y. Miller of Shipshewana, Mrs. Robert Wittmer and Harry Nelson of South Bend, ten grandchildren, one of them, Murl Baker, who made his home with her, four great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Nelson of Constantine MI and two brothers, Charles and Joseph of White Pigeon MI.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock in the Shipshewana Methodist Church. Rev. James F. Stephenson officiating. Burial was in the Scott Cemetery.

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Arthur Earl Snyder, 81, of LaGrange County, White Pigeon MI, route 2, died Thursday (9-2-1971) at 8:45 p.m. in the Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange. He had been in failing health the past year.
He was born in LaGrange County December 13, 1888, the son of Edward and Alice (Swartz) Snyder. He was married in 1910, to Edna Hurst. She preceded him in death in 1960.
Snyder, a farmer, had resided at route 2 his entire life until he entered the nursing home. He was a member of the Scott United Methodist Church and a life and charter member of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
Surviving are z son, Edward H. of Muskegon; five grandaughters and 10 great-grandchildren.
A son, Robert, preceded him in death in 1967. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Burial was in the White Pigeon Cemetery.

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