Sandra D. Harris

Sandra D. Harris, 55, of Claypool, Ind., passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born Sept. 8, 1958, in Bremen, Ind., to John Haines of Elkhart, Ind., and Mary (Yoder) Gieselman of Claypool.

They survive along with two sons: Jack (Renee) Shell, Sr., Prattville, Ala.; Freddy Shell, Jr., Warsaw, Ind.; five grandchildren; two sisters; and six brothers.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Freddy Shell, Sr.; and an infant sister.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home where a 1 p.m., Thursday, April 10, funeral service will be conducted.

Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery, Nappanee.

Deloris Thompson

1280691_profile_picDeloris Thompson, 76, of Claypool, Ind., passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in her home.

Deloris was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Fulton County, Ind., to Earl D. and June A. (Smith) Floor. She was a 1956 graduate of Akron High School, Akron, Ind. Deloris and Max Thompson were married May 13, 1956 in Disco, Ind.

Living most of her life in the Claypool area, she enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was a machine operator at Manchester Controls for 36 years retiring in 1999.

She is survived by her husband; two sons: Max E. (LaDeana) Thompson, Claypool; Lonnie Thompson, Fort Wayne, Ind.; one grandson: Christopher Thompson, Michigan City, Ind.; one granddaughter: Valerie (Mitch) Thompson-Mantle, Churubusco, Ind.; one great-grandson: David Mantle; two sisters: Sharon Floor and Joan (Jim) Floor, all of Akron, Ind.; and two brothers: Larry (Ann) Floor, Akron; and Michael (Claudette) Floor, Indianapolis, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her sister: Karen French.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Funeral services will be held at  11 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Eddie French will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, PO Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1196.

The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it a privilege to care for the family and friends of Deloris C. Thompson. To sign the guest book or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.

Paul Snyder

Paul D. SnyderPaul Snyder, 82, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind surrounded by his loving family after his second brave battle with cancer.

He was born in Luther, Ind., to Harry A. Snyder and Emma A. (Perry) Snyder on April 12, 1931. On Nov. 21, 1954, he married Betty A. (Perry) Snyder who preceded him in death. On Aug. 27, 1968, he married Kay L. (Adams) Walton who survives.

He graduated from Bippus High School in 1949, and served in the U.S. Army from April 1951 in Augsberger, Germany with an honorable discharge in April 1953. He graduated from the Police Academy in Plainfield, Ind., and served as a Warsaw City Patrolman for 9 years. He also worked in construction, as a tree trimmer and was a semi truck driver for 60 years.

He was a generous and loving husband, brother, uncle, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He lived his life to the fullest, enjoyed telling stories and was quite a character. His family was his pride and joy. He loved God, his country and was always willing to help a friend.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #49 and the Moose Lodge both in Warsaw, Ind. He was a founding member of the Bull Haulers Association.

Surviving are four daughters: Paula (Tony) Calhoun, Warsaw, Ind.; Sally (Jeff) Hufford, Chandler, Ariz.; Tina (Jay) Harting, Silver Lake, Ind.; Sandra (Sam) (David) Engle, Claypool; one son: James Walton; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Virginia Doenges, South Whitley, Ind.; Esther Snyder, Winona Lake, Ind.; and Jo Ann Byers, Warsaw; three brothers: Edward Snyder, Bippus, Ind.; Richard Snyder, Muskegon, Mich.; and John Snyder, Leesburg; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son: Richard (Rick) Snyder.

A celebration of Paul’s life is planned from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the Claypool Lions Club. Cards, photos and stories are appreciated.

McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with the arrangements.

Family has asked for memorials to be made out to the Warsaw Police Department Dare Program, 2191 E. Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw, IN or K-21 Foundation Cancer Care Fund, PO Box 1810, Warsaw, IN 46581-1810.

 

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Dorothy Jean Grow

Grow, DorothyDorothy Jean Grow, 83, from Claypool, Ind., passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, in her home.

She was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Mishawaka, Ind., to William and Pansy (Clark) McGinnis. On June 21, 1947, she married Elbert Grow in Warsaw, Ind. She resided in Claypool since 1962.

Dorothy worked for R.R. Donnelley for 15 years and 3 years in the kitchen at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. She enjoyed motorcycle riding in her younger years, enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, making various crafts, playing cards and working in her flower beds. She loved watching the Food Channel.

She is survived by two sons: Arden (Laura) Grow, Claypool; and Steve Grow, Palestine, Ind.; two daughters: Brenda (Russell) Brown, Claypool; and Jenny (Mike) Grow-Dawson, Atwood, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Elbert Grow; five brothers: Paul, William, Adrien, Aaron and Tommy McGinnis; and four sisters: Geraldine Ervin,
Bonnie Blosser, Norma Himes and Peggy Drabenstott.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Bishop Richard Campbell, New Vision Church, Warsaw. Burial is to be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.

Eugene W. Cauffman

CauffmanEugene W. Cauffman, 92, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 3:35 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

On April 20, 1921, he was born in Claypool to Raymond C. and Audrey D. (Decker) Cauffman. He was united in marriage to Marjorie E. Weaver on Oct. 4, 1941, in Kosciusko County, Ind. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2012.

A lifetime resident of Claypool, he graduated from Claypool High School. He was a farmer and also worked as a patent inventor for farm equipment and Pulley-Kellan Co., Huntington, Ind. In 1984, he received a patent for an outdoor wood furnace. Eugene also was a foster parent for 10 years and was a lifetime member of Claypool United Methodist Church.

He is survived by three daughters: Joyce (Robert) Whittlesey, Guthrie, Ky.; Sharon Engelschjon, Warsaw, Ind.; and Peggy (John) Shively, Claypool; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Eugene was also preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Claypool United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Settles officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

Memorial contributions may be made to Claypool United Methodist Church, 302 E. Section St., Claypool, IN 46510.

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

Edith Ina Konkle

konkle1Edith Ina Konkle, 89, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 8, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind.

She was born Feb. 29, 1924, to William and Viola (Vore) Moore in Kosciusko County, Ind. A lifetime Kosciusko County resident, she was united in marriage to Melvin Konkle in Warsaw, on Aug. 31, 1943, while Melvin was on leave from the United States Army Air Corps.

A homemaker, she had several occupations , which included the General Electric Corporation of Fort Wayne, Ind., during WWII, a waitress for the Steer Inn of Silver Lake, Ind., and she served as a receptionist for Dr. Joseph Orr, D.C. of Warsaw.

She was a member of the Claypool United Methodist Church, where she volunteered for many church functions, the Order of the Eastern Star 88 of Warsaw, an a honorary member and volunteer of the Claypool Lions Club and she served as a volunteer with her husband’s Masonic and Mizpah Shrine organizations. In a recent article celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary, Edith was quoted as saying “It has been important to keep God in the center of our marriage”.

She is survived by her husband; sons: Dan (Clara) Konkle, Heber Springs, Ariz.; Gale (Nancy) Konkle, Logansport, Ind.; grandchildren: Jonathon, David, Michael and Douglas Konkle; Carey Waters; Brad, Eric and Joel Konkle; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by a son: George; and siblings: Helen Kinch, Lloyd Moore and Nellie Wilkerson.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m. conducted by O.E.S. #88. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the funeral chapel. Pastor Michael Settles of the Claypool United Methodist Church will officiate the services. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Claypool United Methodist Church 302 Section St. Claypool, IN 46510.

To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, visit the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.