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.

Joseph Bradley

Joe BradleyJoseph Bradley, 54, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in his residence.

On July 15, 1959, he was born to Mont James and Dorothy (Conn) Bradley in Martin, Ky. He was united in marriage to Joann Reffitt on Feb. 5, 1977, in Warsaw, Ind., who survives.

Living most of his life in Kosciusko County, Joseph was employed with DePuy as an orthopedic polisher for 26 years. Joseph enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Joann Bradley, Claypool; his son: Josh Bradley (companion Brandi Hunter), Warsaw; and his daughter: Jessica Bradley (companion Brian Turek), North Webster, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Luther Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

Memorial contributions are to be made to American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Program, P.O. Box 88-541, Chicago, IL 60680-1541.

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

 

Donna F. Crum

crumDonna F. Crum, 60, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born May 6, 1953, in Warsaw, Ind., to Newton P. and Betty (Hall) Wallen. She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind.

On June 16, 1973, in Clintwood, Va., she was united in marriage to Robert Crum. She received her Bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University South Bend. She was a substitute teacher in Special Education and K-12 for Warsaw Community School System and Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

She is survived by her husband: Robert Crum, Claypool; a son: Steve (Tammy) Wallen, Fort Wayne; daughters: Melissa (Jason) Abbott, Leesburg, Ind.; and Michelle (Russell) Flowers-Schutz, Warsaw; brothers: William (Lori) Wallen, South Whitley, Ind.; Woodrow Wallen, Columbia City, Ind.; and Troy Wallen, Akron, Ind.; sisters: Barbara (Don) Miller, Sevastapool, Ind.; Delores (Joe) Rose, Claypool; Josephine (Clifford) Clevenger, North Webster, Ind.; Ellen Wallen, Warsaw; Betty Wallen, Leesburg, Ind.; Braska (Fred) Rose and Tammy (Rex) Allen, both of Warsaw; grandchildren: Taylar Roberts, Ashaunte Wallen, Aaron Flowers, David Lindley, Brandi Lindley, Adam Lindley, Brandon Flowers, Stephanie Lindley, Caleb Wallen, Luca Wallen and Doblon Wallen; and great-grandchildren: Brady Roberts, Laila Lindley and Kaylynn Lindley.

She was preceded in death by her brothers: Jack Richard Wallen and Ernie Wallen.

Calling will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 21, at Menzie-Reece Post #258 of the American Legion in Pierceton. Memorial services will follow at noon in the Post 258. Jeremy Hamby will officiate the service. Interment services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Crum Family C/O McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct., Warsaw, IN 46580.

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

Deane A. Kline

deane klineDeane A. Kline, 88, formerly of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City, Ind.

She was born in North Manchester, Ind., on Oct. 28, 1925, to Warren M. and M. Eloise (Peabody) Grossnickle. She graduated from Chester High School in 1943 and was a homemaker and farmer.  On Sept. 14, 1945., she married Victor E. Kline. He preceded her in death.

Deane was a member of the Center United Methodist Church, Silver Lake, IN., the United Methodist Women, and the former Jr. Jackson Township Home Economics Club.

She is survived by two sons: Dennis (Dorothy) Kline, Claypool, Ind.; and David (Patricia) Kline, Pendleton, Ind.; a daughter: Vicki Turner, Winona Lake, Ind.; four grandchildren: Christina (Mike) McCaul, Pendleton; William Todd (Jennifer) Kline, White Oak, Ga.; Mark Kline, Claypool; and Anita (Chicho) Kline-Balbuena, Claypool; three great-grandchildren: Nicolas Balbuena Kline; Arya Balbuena Kline; and William Kannon Kline; two sisters: Gloria Bell, North Manchester, Ind.; and Carol Paxson, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a brother-in-law: Max Kline, Fort Wayne, Ind.;

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers.

Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the funeral home with Pastor Kent Harting and Jeff Grossnickle officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Peabody Caring Circle, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962 or Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 1900 Carew St. Suite 6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.