Cromwell Obituaries


Carol Bruner

2654819Carol Bruner, 76, of Cromwell, Ind., passed away at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her home.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1937, to Kirby and Lucy (Marchand) Wortinger in Goshen, Ind. On April 18, 1954, she married Herman W. Schieber in LaGrange, Ind. He preceded her in death. On Dec. 6, 2009, she married Melvin Bruner in Cromwell, Ind. He survives.

Mrs. Bruner was an area resident since 1973 and was a member of the Cromwell United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and working with the Martha Circle at the church. She loved to travel and the Smoky Mountains were a favorite destination. Carol was known for her homemade donuts and pies. She was active with the West Noble food and clothes pantry.

She is survived by her husband; six children: Douglas E. (Mary) Schieber, Wawaka, Ind.; Kathleen Boyle, Ligonier, Ind.; Larry ( Judy) Bruner, Wolcottville, Ind.; Susan (David) Neal, Auburn, Ind.; James (Lexa) Bruner, Rockville, Ind.; Nancy (Dan) O’Dell, White Pigeon, Mich.; four grandchildren: Kristina Schieber, Adam Schieber, Katie (Aaron) Allman, Chelsea Boyle; 22 step-grandchildren; and great- grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. There will be a funeral service held in Mrs. Bruner’s honor at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home with Pastor Marilyn Gebert officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell, Ind.

Memorial contributions are to West Noble food and clothes pantry, 519 Gerber St., Ligonier, IN 46767.


Timothy A. George

Timothy A. George, 60, of Cromwell, Ind., passed away on Aug. 14, 2014, at home.

He was born Aug. 23, 1953, in Warsaw, Ind. to Montie and Naomi (Stafford) George.

Tim was a jack-of-all-trades, having worked in the trucking industry, as a mechanic and in construction. He loved racing and even built his own race car.

Tim is survived by a daughter: Nanette (Charlie) Miller, Syracuse, Ind.; a son: Montie George, Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; his mother: Naomi Fowler, Florida; a brother: Richard Nabinger, Florida; a sister: Sherry Rose, Kentucky; and his best friend: Pearl Stewart, LaGrange, Ind.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. A private cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family c/o Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.

Sandra S. Farris

Sandra S. Farris, 77, of Granger, Ind., passed away at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Mishawaka, Ind.

Born on July 18, 1937, in Cromwell, Ind., she was the daughter of Virgil R. and Anna M.  (Priest) Kistler. She graduated from Cromwell High School with the Class of 1955. On May 5, 1956, she married Phillip L. Farris at Calvary Evangelical Church, Cromwell.

Following high school, Sandra had worked at Wirk Garment in Ligonier. In 1961 she started working at Bendix in South Bend, retiring in 1993. She had been a member of the American Legion Post 308 in Osceola and DAV Auxiliary in Goshen.

She is survived by a son: Phillip Douglas (Sharon) Farris, South Bend, Ind.; her daughter: Armentha Louise (David) Dean, Mishawaka, Ind.; sisters: Frances E. Becker, South Bend; E. Darlene Alvord, Lakeland, Fla.; a brother: Arthur W. Kistler, Lauderhill, Fla.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers: Gerald L. and D. Lawrence Kistler.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Thorn Cemetery, Ormas, Ind.

Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Farris’s memory to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.


Clair W. Archer

2629548Clair W. Archer, 89, of Cromwell, Ind., passed away at 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at IU Health Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Ind.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1924, to Elbert D. and Alma M. (Anderson) Archer in Noble County, Ind. On Aug. 12, 1945, he married Phyllis Bitner in Syracuse, Ind. She survives.

Clair graduated from Cromwell High School in 1943. Mr. Archer served his country honorably in the Navy. He worked as an auctioneer, farmer and for Kreager Brothers. He was a member of the Ligonier Elks, the Cromwell Mason Lodge, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine Club, American Legion, the Auctioneers Association, the Sparta Township Advisory Board, chairman of the Auction Committee at the Noble County Fair, 45 years as the weigh master of the Swine Club at the Noble County Fair, Hall of Fame with the Noble County Swine Club, and the VFW.

Surviving are his wife: Phyllis; two children: Denzel L. (Mary Ann) Archer, Cromwell, Ind.; Teresa A. Coverstone of Syracuse, Ind.; 10 grandchildren: Kevin Archer, Kenny Archer, Terry Snyder, Lisa Miller, Larry Snyder, Jason Coverstone, Tina Gable, Regina Yagel, Stephen Reid and Suzy Campbell; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; a son-in-law: Paul Reid; brother-in-law: Jake Bitner, Syracuse.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Clarene S. Reid; a sister: Erma Russell, and two brothers: Adrian and Ray Archer.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, and from noon to 1 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Yeager Funeral Home. The service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Harlan Steffen and Celebrant Larry Baker officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Dorothy L. Murrin

Dorothy L. Murrin, 88, formerly of Cromwell, Ind., passed away March 28, 2014, in Palo Heights, Ill. 

She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Richmond, Calif., to Peter and Anna (Petsch) Petersen. 

She is survived by her two sons: John Murrin and William Murrin; a daughter: Linda (Richard) Sreniawski; and five grandchildren. 

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, Ind.

Arrangements are with Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.


Betty L. Love

2569675Betty Lou Love, 60, of Cromwell, Ind., passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at home.

She was born April 17, 1954, in Ellesworth, Me., to Maurice and Florence (Palmatier) Griffin. She married Robert Love on Nov. 6, 1998, in Coldwater, Mich.

Betty is survived by her husband: Robert Love, Cromwell; a son: Robert (Brenda) Dotson, Cromwell; a daughter: Christina Dotson (Harold Blowers), Quincy, Mich.; a stepson: Derick Sims, Coldwater, Mich.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother; five sisters; and her father: Maurice Griffin, Ellesworth, Me.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Florence Griffin.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in Shiloh Baptist Church, 5574 W. 300 N., Ligonier, Ind. Pastor Jimmy Shepherd will officiate. A Cremation Committal service will take place at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family, c/o Yeager Funeral Home 1589 Lincolnway S., Ligonier, IN 46767.