Norma J. Florey

N_FloreyNorma J. Florey, 80, Claypool, Ind., passed away at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, Ind.

She was born in Silver Lake, Ind., on Sept. 17, 1933, to Ernest and Sadie (Stanley) Allen.  She was a 1953 graduate of Silver Lake High School, and on July 4, 1954, she married Leo N. Florey. He preceded her in death. Norma was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters: Brenda (Jeff) Dotson and Linda (Charles) Duncan, both of Silver Lake; and five grandchildren: Kayley Dotson, Kelsey Dotson, Lucas Duncan, Brittany Duncan and Baylee Duncan, all of Silver Lake.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at McKee Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester. Pastor Ed French will officiate and burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gentiva Hospice, 1476 W. 18th St., Rochester, IN 46975-7939 or Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91st St. Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Kevin Bailey

Kevin Bailey, 37, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 4, 1976, in Warsaw, Ind., to Luther and Annie (Manns) Bailey. On March 26, 2004, in Claypool, he married Shannon Sexton.

Memberships: He was a 1995 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. He was a member of the National Beagle Association of America, enjoyed rabbit hunting with his beagles, as well as fishing. He was a fan of the Miami Dolphins and Tony Stewart in NASCAR. But most of all he loved spending time with his boys. He worked as a mechanic.

Kevin is survived by his wife: Shanna Bailey, Akron, Ind.; two sons: Alexander and Cayden Bailey, both of Akron, Ind.; his parents: Luther and Annie Bailey, Claypool; sisters: Lesa (Roger) Balton, Mentone, Ind.; Aimee (Michael) Dunn, Woodstock, Ga.; and brothers: Charley (Penny) Bailey, Warsaw; and Ronald Bailey, Silver Lake, Ind.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Services will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Henry Arnett Jr. and Alvin Allen. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be give to a trust that has been sent up at Lake City Bank for Alexander and Cayden Bailey.

Betty J. Dials

b1830c41-ef20-4f34-86b3-a73692eaac6fBetty J. Dials, 77, of Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool, Ind., passed away at 2:50 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at her residence.

She was born March 23, 1936, in Floyd County, Ky., to Clint and Gladys (Ratliff) Patton. On May 13, 1954, in Floyd County, Ky., to Alvin Dials, who preceded Oct. 29, 2003.

Betty worked for General Tire as well as being a homemaker. She also worked for Wagoner’s of Wabash and Kroger Egg also of Wabash.

She was a member of the Grant Street Baptist Church of Wabash. Betty always loved mushroom hunting and especially fishing. She was always the loving center of the family.

She is survived by two daughters: Sherry (Robert) “Tinker” Ritenour, Claypool, Ind.; and Norma Smith, Manchester, Ky.; and two sons: Alvin (Michele) Dials, Warsaw; and Clint (Kristy) Dials, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Otis, Robert and Clinton Patton; and a sister:
Delores Conley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister: Mary Ellen Bentley; and brothers: Donald and Bill Patton.

Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, Ind.; and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of Silver Lake, Ind., with Pastor Carl Hughes. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery in Wabash, Ind.

Murray Michael Graves

gravesMurray Michael Graves, 63, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 9:01 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in Parkview North Hospital of Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born Feb. 3, 1950, in Fort Wayne to Murray E. and Mary E. (Sheets) Graves. He was raised in Larwill, Ind., and graduated from Larwill High School in 1968 where he was an outstanding basketball player. He began working for R.R. Donnelley and Sons in June of 1968 and retired in February of 2012 after 44 years of service. He loved NASCAR, coaching and watching his son Chad.

He is survived by his wife: Candy Graves, Claypool; a son: Chad (Cara) Graves, Columbia City, Ind.; a daughter: Jodi Langston, New Orleans, La.; sons: Paul (Steph) Wiley, Spring Arbor, Mich.; and Peter Wiley, Seoul, South Korea; grandsons: Chase and Cooper Graves; and granddaughters: Madison, Summer and Paige Wiley.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastors Steve Conger and Cindy Gackenheimer officiating. Interment services will be private.

To sign the guest register or send condolences, electronically go to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

Carol Ann DeVaul

DeVaul, Carol Ann obit photoCarol Ann DeVaul, 66, of Beaver Dam Lake in Claypool, Ind., passed away at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Grace Village Health Care in Winona Lake, Ind.

She was born June 8, 1947, in New Berlin, N.Y., to Elizabeth Jane (Hartman) and Clifton Maxwell Palmer Sr.

She worked as a hostess in the cafeteria at Edgewood Middle School in Warsaw, Ind., for 12 years, and also worked in medical billing in Syracuse, N.Y. She attended Pleasant View Bible Church of Warsaw.

She is survived by her son: Todd Alan DeVaul, Orlando, Fla.; and her brother: Clifton (Rhoda) Palmer, Warsaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Pleasant View Bible Church in the Fellowship Room at the west entrance, 2782 W. 200 N., Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Michael Hontz. Burial will be at a later date at St. Andrews Cemetery in New Berlin, N.Y.

Memorial donations may be directed to Pleasant View Bible Church, 2782 W. 200 N., Warsaw, IN 46580.

Arrangements are being handled by Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Nancy C. Harrell

Nancy C. Harrell, 83, of Claypool, Ind., and formerly of Star City, Ind., passed away at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, following a brief illness.

Nancy was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Star City, to William and Laura (Billings) Huff. She was a graduate of Star City High School. She married Lloyd W. Harrell on Dec. 24, 1950, in Star City. He preceded her in death.

Nancy was the office manager for Midwest Poultry Services, of Mentone, Ind., for over 20 years. In the earlier years, she worked in the Fulton County Courthouse. She enjoyed reading, spending time traveling to see her family and cooking.

She is survived by three daughters: LuAnn (Ed) Heitner, Lakeland, Fla.; Sara (Tim) Boganwright, Claypool; Felicia (Steven Ray) Barker, Asheville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law: Mike Barker; two sisters: Elizabeth Purkey; Jean Cooke; and brother: John Huff.

As per her request, there will be no public visitation or services. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 4666 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Arrangements are entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Services with King Memorial Home.