Karen Frolick, 59, of Akron, Ind., passed away at 8:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her residence surrounded by loved ones after a battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Rochester, Ind., to Waitsel L. and Adeline (Matzat) Wright. She was a member of the Akron High School Class of 1973.
Karen was presently working at Lau Industries of Rochester, where she had worked since 1996. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge as well as the Moose Lodge both of Rochester. She was an animal lover, especially her horses Molly and Dixie and her Golden Retriever Dakota.
She is survived by a daughter: Kindra (Nathan) Craig, Akron; a son: Shawn Williams (Jennifer), Warsaw, Ind.; three sisters: Sharon (Jay) Heckaman, Silver Lake, Ind.; Shelly (Keith) Davison, Warsaw; Brenda (Tom) Lester, Noblesville, Ind.; three brothers: Bruce Hogue, Akron; Royce (Anita) Wright, Akron; Rodney Wright (Carrie), Akron; five grandchildren: Brant Gerald, Rayne Craig, Ryder Craig Addison Williams and Layton Williams; and a sister-in-law: Janet Wright, Claypool, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Aaron T. Willims; and two brothers: Garry and Larry Wright.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Russell officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Kosciusko Relay for Life or the Fulton County Humane Society.
She was born May 29, 1929, in Wabash, Ind., to C.G. and Lerrenia (Ryall) Lehman. On Oct. 5, 1947, in Greenfield, Ind., she married Fred O. Tarter. He died on Jan. 23, 1992.
She was employed at Controls of North Manchester and Chamberlain Products of Akron, as well as being a homemaker. She attended the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of Akron and loved NASCAR. Her favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Jr. She also enjoyed putting together puzzles.
She is survived by a son: Edward (Kristi) Tarter, Denver, Ind.; daughters: Sheila (Randy) Runkle, Macy, Ind.; Sherry Tarter, Rochester, Ind.; Sandy (Tom) Smith, Elkhart, Ind.; Shelly (Richard) Fry, Akron; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son: Fred Chris Tarter; a daughter-in-law: Shelly Hile Tarter; a special friend: Frances Bowyer; and her step mother: Evelyn Younglove Lehman.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Wayne Balmer. Burial is at Gaerte Cemetery in Macy, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
She was born on April 13, 1938, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Amos Lester and Gladys (Prater) Dotson. On Feb. 5, 1984, she and Henry Johnson, Jr. were joined in marriage.
In 2007 they moved and made their home in the Akron, Indiana area. Ethel was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Silver Lake, Ind.
She is survived by two sons: Dean (Geretta) Greene, Leesburg, Ind.; Jim (Leslie) Greene, Bristol, Ill.; three grandchildren: Sossity Goble, Claypool, Ind.; Jeremy (Aime) Greene, Leesburg; Rachel Greene, Bristol; and sister: Eva Lee Hill, Dayton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother: Amos L. Johnson, Jr.
Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, in the funeral home. Pastor Carl Hughes of Full Gospel Pentecostal Church will officiate. Burial will take place in Dotson Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, at a later date.
The family has asked the gifts in Ethel’s memory be given to Gentiva Home Healthcare and Hospice, 1476 W. 18th St., Rochester, IN 46975.
To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, go to the Titus Funeral Home website.
Nayomia Maple, 70, of Akron, Ind., passed away at 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on July 30, 1943, in Hurley, Va., Hannible and Katherine (Justice) Lester. On July 6, 1964, in Hurley, she was married to Ervin Dotson. He preceded her in death. On June 3, 1978, in North Manchester, Ind., she was married to Jerry D. Maple. He also preceded her in death.
She retired from Tippecanoe Valley Middle School as a cook. She also worked prior to the middle school at Akron Elementary. She was a homemaker that loved to clean and visit family.
She is survived by a daughter: Jennifer (Eric) Murphy, Akron; sons: James (Lorena) Dotson, El Paso, Texas; Jerry (Malana) Maple Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind.; Travis (Melissa) Maple, Fort Wayne; sisters: Edith Justus, Hurley; Retha Adams – Akron; and 10 grandchildren: Tyler Maple, Dylan Murphy, Brandon Murphy, Roma Dotson, Katelyn Maple, Ashlyn Maple, Elijah Maple, Kaitlyn Baysinger, Hailey Baysinger and Chandler Zartman.
She was preceded in death by both her husbands; her parents; sisters: Rebecca Dotson, Okie Justice, Clemie Bailey, Mary Lester and Pearl Justus; and her brother: Lawrence Lester.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Funeral services will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place at Gaerte Cemetery, Macy, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kosciusko County Cancer Fund.
William Walston, 74, of Akron, Ind., passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on March 26, 1939, in Baltimore, Md. He was married to Mary Ann Carol, who preceded him in death.
William worked for Dragon Products of Akron, Ind., working as a security guard where he was currently employed. He loved his dog Snuggles and patronizing the Akron Kountry Kitchen and Sloane’s.
He is survived by his sons: Thomas (Katherine) Walston, Bel Air, Md.; Richard (Bridgid) Walston, Rosedale, Md.; Robert (Brenda) Walston, Dundalk, Md.; and grandchildren: Ricky, Danielle, Marisa, and Nicholas.
He was preceded in death by his wife; and a sister: Nina Cheuvront.
No services are planned at this time.
Memorial contributions are open to the donor’s choice of charity.
Mary E. Wintrode, 90, of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Mary was a homemaker, member of the Missionary Church, North Manchester and a former member of the Country Women’s Club. She was a great cook, had an artistic talent and enjoyed embroidering.
She was born at Marion, Ind., on July 14, 1923, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Peters) Walls. On Feb. 13, 1943, she married Rollin Wintrode. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons: Rollin (Carol) Wintrode, Arkansas; David Wintrode and Robert Wintrode, both of North Manchester; two daughters: Jane (Todd) Walters, Silver Lake, Ind.; Holly (Gene) McCoin, Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Katherin Brown, of Texas; and Mildred (Roy) McVey, Marion, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Visitation will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Mission Church, 806 SR 114 E., North Manchester. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the church. Pastor Dan Binkley will officiate and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Servia, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Missionary Church, 806 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN 46962.