Akron Obituaries

Maradean M. Bucher

Maradean M. Bucher, 92, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Silver Lake, Ind., and Akron, Ind., passed away at 7:56 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Parkview Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Silver Lake, Ind., to Ammon and Mary Young Bucher. She had a distinguished career with 41 years of loyal service with General Electric Company retiring in 1985. She also was a beautician in North Manchester, Ind., and Ft. Wayne.

Maradean graduated from Akron High School in the 1930s and had been a member of the Indiana Cosmetology Association since 1939.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Matilda Doub and Helen Cross; and half brothers: Merle and Harley Bucher.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Akron Cemetery with Pastor Thomas Craig officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Homer, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron.

Lynne M. Severns

Lynne M. Severns, 60, of Akron, Ind., passed away at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, at her residence

She was born Feb. 22, 1954, in South Bend, Ind., to Howard A. and Grace A. (Ammons) Scanlon. On Oct. 18, 1980, in Rochester, Ind., she was married to Roger D. Severns. He survives.

Lynne was a nurse at the Logansport State Hospital. She was a graduate of LaSalle High School as well as Ivy Tech and Ancilla College.

She is survived by her husband; a son: Shawn (Brandi) Severns, Indianapolis, Ind.; granddaughter: Ava Severns; sister: Marcia Elsbury, Mishawaka, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Following her wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Oscar McCloughan

Oscar McCloughanÿþû÷ÿþû÷ÿþû÷ÿé{7€¢¦Oscar McCloughan, 69, of rural Akron, Ind., passed away at 12:01 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence after being in failing health for the last five weeks.

He was born July 14, 1944, in Rochester, Ind., to Maynard “Hap” and Josephine (Hopkins) McCloughan. On Jan. 11, 1964, he married Betty J. Holloway in Burket, Ind. 

Oscar retired from Wabash Alloys seven years ago working there as a truck driver for over 20 years. He attended the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed horses, fishing, rebuilding cars, woodworking, landscaping and gardening, baking and, most of all, his family. Oscar, along with his wife, invested there time building a beautiful home since 1996 that represented their love for nature and life.

He is survived by his wife: Betty McCloughan, Akron; daughters: Shelly (Bryan) Sausaman, Yellow Creek Lake; Diane (Dennis) Lance, Lukens Lake; Sue (Troy) Hoffman, Silver Lake, Ind.; and Lisa McCloughan, Laketon, Ind.; five grandchildren: Derek and Jason Sausaman and Chelsea, Jade and Noah Hoffman; three great-grandchildren; a sister: Charlotte (Elmon) Bays, Silver Lake; and special brother: Tom (Bonnie) Holloway, Akron, Ind.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters: Marie Hollon and Joyce Overlander.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the funeral home with Pastor Butch Troke.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice or the Goshen Care Center.

Nita D. Messer

nita-messer-obituaryNita D. Messer, 67, of Akron, Ind., and formerly of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her son’s residence.

She was born Aug. 3, 1946, in Rochester, Ind., to Harry and Martha (Dunsizer) Norman.  She was a graduate of Aubbeenaubbee High School. On June of 1962, she was married to Emmitt Messer who preceded her in death. 

Nita had worked for several different places like the Akron Elementary School, Da-Lite Screen and Peabody Retirement Community. She enjoyed her grandkids, mushroom hunting and fishing.

She is survived by sons: Bob (Lisa) Messer, Akron; Michael Messer, North Manchester; David Messer – Pierceton, Ind.; Norman (Karen) Messer, Ashburn, Va.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister; Nancy Ousley; and a brother; Bob and Dee Norman.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 17, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the funeral home with Pastor Danny Honeycutt officiating. Burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Kosciusko County Hospice.



Adam Arnett

Adam Arnette | MemoriaìvVݶJoAdam Arnett, 78, of Akron, Ind., and formerly of rural Roann, Ind., passed away at 10:05 p.m. Friday May 2, 2014, at his residence after being in failing healthy for several months.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1935, in Floyd County, Ky., to Henry and Sally (Shepherd) Arnett. On Oct. 11, 1958, in Prestonsburg, Ky., he was married to Maria Lynn Johnson. She survives.

He was a coal miner and a farmer. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Association. He enjoyed NASCAR and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Jr. When his health allowed he also enjoyed hunting and all the yard work.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters: Sandra Kay (Monroe) Stephen, Prestonburg;  Teresa (Earl) Martin, McDowell, Ky.; Rita Grow, Syracuse, Ind.; Sally Shepherd, Mentone, Ind.; six sons: Ell (Sharon) Arnett, Claypool, Ind.; Adam Arnett Jr., Akron; Jeff Arnett;
Michael (Marqueta) Arnett, Silver Lake, Ind.; James Thomas Arnett, Akron; Daniel Arnett, Silver Lake, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother: Henry Jr. (Opal) Arnett, Silver Lake, Ind.; four sisters: Goldie (Truman) Griffeth, David, Ky.; Barb (William Joe) Ousley, Noblesville, Ind.; Janice (Don) Prater, David; and Opal (JR) Bates, Prestonburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents a daughter: Maria Arnett; grandchildren: Adam OC Shepherd and Sally Kay Shepherd; two sisters: Anna May Ousley and Osie Pitts; and brothers: Johnny, Rube and Tom Arnett.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the funeral home. Pastor Lauren Bradley and Pastor Luther Bailey will officiate. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice.

Margaret Ann ‘Peg’ Shaffer

Margaret Ann ‘Peg’ Shaffer, 92 of Kaleva, Mich., and formerly of Mexico Beach, Fla., and Akron, Ind., passed away at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, Ind., at 9:55 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2014.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Oakwood Cemetery, Cremation Gardens, Warsaw, Ind. Pastor Erik Ohman will officiate the service. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel’s website.