Bourbon Obituaries


Gloria J. Cummins

photoGloria J. Cummins, 72, of Bourbon, Ind., passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, Ind.

Gloria was born to Raymond and Laura (Priebe) Thompson in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 15, 1941. She was a graduate of Abbottsford High School, Abbottsford, Wis. Gloria married Jack Cummins on Oct. 23, 2004. He survives. 

Gloria had been a Social Service worker in Superior, Wis., and Pell City, Ala. She was raised in the Lutheran Church and she attended the Inwood United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by her husband; her three children: Jennifer Viets and Laura (John) Strell, all of Chicago, Ill.; Jeffrey Viets, Birmingham, Ala.; six grandchildren; her stepchildren: Jack (Vicki) Cummins, Rochester, Ind.; Richard (Becky) Cummins, Freemont, Calif.; Kathy (Steve) Williams, La Porte, Ind.; Vicky Barham, Bourbon, Ind.; Gary (Terri) Cummins, Hayward, Calif.; Melanie (Jeff) Rohrer, Burkett, Ind.; 20 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. 

Proceeding in death were her parents.

Funeral services will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, in Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St. Bourbon, Ind. Deaton Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. 


Glenn Leonard

photoGlenn Leonard, 63, of Bourbon, Ind., passed away at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Hospice House of Elkhart, Ind.

Glenn was born Sept. 19, 1950, to Homer and Bernadine (Hart) Leonard at Connersville, Penn. He has been a lifelong resident of the area. Glenn was a graduate of Triton High School in 1968.  Glenn married Cindy Holderman on August 18, 1979 in the Albright United Methodist Church; she survives.

Glenn was a punch press operator at Chore Time Brock, retiring in 2013 and he had worked at Biomet. In his spare time he loved fishing, hunting, camping, being outside, trap shooting clay pigeons and he really enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He had also been a member of Albright United Methodist Church until it merged with other churches. 

He is survived by two daughters: Karissa (Randy) Ousley and Melissa Leonard, both of Bourbon; three grandchildren: Derek, Blake and Taylor Ousley; five sisters: Rachel Rodriguez; Becky (Jim) Scarberry; Carol (Mrs. Dean) Swingle; Mary (Dave) McConnell; Patty (Andy) Cook; three brothers: Steve and Randy Neidig; Terry and Alma Neidig; and Dennis and Debra Neidig.

He was preceded in death by his father; sisters: Sandy Leonard and Suzann Leonard; brother: Gene Leonard; and his stepfather: Joseph Neidig. 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Bethel Cemetery located on Gumwood Road west of Bourbon. The Deaton Clemens Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services.

larry klingerman

Larry Klingerman

larry klingermanLarry Klingerman, 75, Bourbon, Indiana, passed away on at 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 in his home with his family at his side.

Larry was born April 14, 1939 to Floyd C. and Mabel (Flory) Klingerman in Etna Green, Ind. He has been a lifelong resident of Bourbon.

Larry was known by many for the old cars he had restored, particularly his 40 Willies Jeep. He had worked at Biomet and retired in 2003 as a Supervisor after 43 years of employment. In his spare time he loved old cars, his Corvettes, drag racing and all the activities that related to hot rods. He will be greatly missed by all.

Larry married Lee Ann (Redman) on December 15, 1984; she survives along with his daughters and son-in-law:  Jacqueline Smith of Warsaw, Ind., Brandi and Gale Greer of Bourbon; his son and daughter-in-law; Trent and Kathy Klingerman of West Lafayette, Ind.; his grandchildren: Cameron, Logan, Caleb and Luke Smith, Elisabeth, Caroline and Gabrielle Klingerman, Gavin and Abbigale Greer. He was further blessed with his sisters: Linda Rogan of Canton, Ohio and Zada (Mrs. Robert) Border of Bourbon and brother: Dan and Donna Klingerman of Bourbon..

Proceeding in death were his parents, sister: Betty Powell; and brother: Jack Klingerman.

You are invited on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 to share memories with the family from 4-8 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St. Bourbon, IN 46504. A celebration of Larry’s life will follow Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon, Indiana.

The family request memorial contributions are made to: Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center St. Plymouth, IN 46563 or American Lung Association 115 West Washington Street Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Deaton Clemens Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services. Condolences may be left at

Michael L. Miller

Michael L. Miller, 68, Bourbon, Ind., passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in his home surround with family.

Michael was born May 3, 1946 to Junior and Phyllis (Shear) Miller at Warsaw, Ind. Mike was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.

He was a farmer. In his spare time he loved being outside, hunting and fishing. He graduated from Nappanee High School, Nappanee, Ind. in class of 1964. He had been a resident of the Bourbon area since 1970 and a short time before at Etna Green.

On February 22, 1969, Michael married Barbara Sampers. She survives along with his three sons and their spouses: Randy and Karen Miller of Davenport, Iowa, H. Kelsey Miller of Millersburg, Ind. and Eric and April Miller of Bremen, Ind. He was also survived by six grandchildren: Dalen, Kylee, Cora, Tori, Hunter and Carter and a sister, Connie (Mrs. George) Newkirk of Nappanee, Ind.

He is preceeded in death by his parents.

In honoring his and his family’s wishes, there will not be any services at this time.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to:

Disabled American Veterans
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076

The Deaton Clemens Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services. Condolences may be left at

Katherine F. McCormick

Katherine Florence (Bope) McCormick, 78, Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on June 16, 1936, to Donald and Ethel (Kibble) Bope in Columbus, Ohio. She had been a resident of Indiana the past 48 years. Katherine married Donegal McCormick on June 1, 1955, at Jacksonville, N.C.

Katherine was a very well educated person. She was a 1954 graduate of Grandview High School, Grandview, Ohio. She furthered her education at Ohio State University, and graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1981 with a bachelor of science in music education. She earned a master degree from Indiana University in 1985 licensed to teach K-12. She was a very faithful member of Warsaw Missionary Church. She even taught piano lessons at home to her grandchildren. She also taught at Lighthouse Christian Academy, Warsaw. In her spare time she was a Mary Kay Consultant, she loved quilting, sewing, gardening, canning and most of all being a grandma.

She is survived by her husband; seven children: Dennis (Brenda) McCormick, Bourbon, Ind; Erin (Dan) Burkey, Granger, Ind.; Shannon (Allen) Kahler, Burbank, Ohio; Terry (Karen) McCormick, Bristol, Ind.; Tara Eileen (Rodney) Bays, Mentone, Ind.; Donovan (Melissa) McCormick, Elkhart, Ind.; Heather McCormick, Warsaw; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and her sister: Janice Bope (George) Trout, Wilmington, Ohio.

Proceeding in death were her parents; twin sons: Barry and Karry; grandson: Corey; and her sister: Carolyn (Bope) Johnson.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Warsaw Missionary Church, 1849 E. Springhill Rd., Warsaw. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 21, in the church with Rev. Kenneth Chupp, Warsaw Missionary Church officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with expenses or to Warsaw Missionary Church in her memory.

Jean Wells #2

Jeanette ‘Jean’ R. Wells

Jeanette ‘Jean’ R. Wells, 85, of Bourbon, Ind., passed away at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1928, to Harold and Thelma (Lutts) Jeffries in Chicago, Ill. She came to the Bourbon and Etna Green area in 1966. After she graduated high school she continued her education in Business at college in New York. On June 24, 1950, at Bryan, Ohio, Jean married Harry E. Wells. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and retired from Orthopedic Equipment Company in 1984. She and her husband were very faithful members of the Bourbon Bible Church where she taught Sunday school and was past president of the Women’s Missionary Group. Jean was the organist and pianist for the church for many years and even taught beginning piano. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, gardening and her family.

Jean is survived by her four children: David L. (Linda) Wells, Papakeechie Lake, Ind.; Deb (Jerry) Fink, Tippecanoe, Ind.; Stephanie Wells, Bourbon, Ind.; Jon (Teresa) Wells, Nappanee, Ind; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister: Beverly Kennedy, Sebring, Fla.; and her brother: Robert Jeffries, Star Lake, N.Y.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in the Bourbon Bible Church, 12th Road, Bourbon. A funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the church with Pastor Larry Goss of the Bourbon Bible Church officiating. Burial will be next to her husband in Parks Cemetery, Bourbon.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Bourbon Bible Church Mission Fund in her memory.