Rogers, William2

William ‘Duane’ Rogers

Rogers, William2William “Duane” Rogers, 53, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 8:12 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, in his home after battling cancer for a short period of time.

He was born Aug. 28, 1960, in Rochester, Ind., to William Lloyal Rogers and Dorothy Marie (Thompson) Rogers. He was a 1979 graduate of Warsaw Community High School where he was a member of FFA.

He lived in Irvington, Ky., and had lived in rural Rochester, Ind.; Rosebush, Mich.; and Monte Vista, Colo. He was raised on the family farm in Claypool where he enjoyed raising steers and pigs. He was a carpenter and farmer and most recently worked for Yoder-Miller Carpentry in Irvington.

Duane was a devout Christian, a member of the Packerton United Methodist Church in his youth and was a compassionate and caring person with many friends. He loved raising his registered Belgian horses and his Great Pyrenees dog, Mable, and enjoyed traveling with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother and step father: Dorothy and Dan Willis, Claypool; a brother: Dan (Beth) Willis, Terre Haute, Ind.; seven sisters: Sharissa (Hugh) Hazeltine, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Shawnita Steffen, Goshen, Ind.; Susie Dussart, Albuquerque, N.M.; Shartrina (Matt) White, Cape Haze, Fla.; Amy (Tracy) Furnivall, Warsaw, Ind.; Sheila (Rich) Groninger, Warsaw; Shanna (Bruce) Halas, Chicago, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father: William Lloyal Rogers; his maternal grandmother: Lois Thompson Scherer; his maternal grandfather: Loren Joseph Thompson; his paternal grandmother: Elizabeth Marie Rogers; and his paternal grandfather: Maurice Sheldon Rogers.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. The funeral will follow at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor William Wood of Packerton United Methodist Church, Pastor Jeff Pfeifer of Warsaw Community Church and Pastor Dr. Dan Willis of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

Memorials may be made to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196.

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

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 D. Snyder

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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Grow, Dorothy

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.

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