Etna Green Obituaries

Daisy Mae Holler

Daisy Mae Holler, 90, formerly of Etna Green, Ind., died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth, Ind. 

She was born June 16, 1924, in Bremen, Ind., to Owen and Gladys S. (Albiehl) Stine.

Daisy was a lifetime area resident. She married LaVern Hollar on Oct. 16, 1942, in Marshall County, Ind. He preceded her in death Jan. 18, 2011.

Mrs. Hollar was a homemaker. She enjoyed making rugs, crocheting, knitting and canning.

Daisy is survived by her sons: Gary (Catherine) Hollar, Bloomington, Ind.; Paul (Beth) Hollar, Warsaw, Ind.; grandchildren: Jim, Jonathan and Laura Hollar; great- granddaughter: Delaney Hollar; and a brother: Lowell (Mary Lou) Stine, Goshen, Ind. 

She was preceded in death by sisters: Helen Matz and Luella Chrisman; and brothers: Owen Jr., Dale and Otho Stine.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, Ind. Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery.

Florabelle Tribalski

Florabelle TribalskiFlorabelle Tribalski, 85, of Etna Green, Ind., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at home.

Florabelle was born Feb. 11, 1929, to Ellsworth and Mabel (Vandermark) Bishop at Plymouth, Ind. Florabelle was raised by her foster parents, Richie and Nellie Harman. She had been a resident of the Etna Green area since 1943.

Florabelle married Anton (Tony) Tribalski on Nov. 16, 1946. Florabelle was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a faithful member of the Etna Green United Methodist Church where she was very active in the life of the church.

She loved to care for children including those who needed a place to get away from city life during the summer; she always welcomed them into her home. She had babysitting services for several of the Etna Green children. Florabelle was very much loved by her family and will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Florabelle is survived by her four children: Patricia (Larry) Hollar Sr., Warsaw, Ind.; Angela (Rex) Klotz Sr., Bremen, Ind.; Karen (Mike) Worsham, Bourbon, Ind.; Tony (Helen) Tribalski, Etna Green; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and her brother: Andrew “Jack” Bishop, Brownsboro, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Tony; a grandson: Chad Harrison Tribalski; great-grandson: Travis Klotz; two sisters: Irene Canale and infant sister Edna; and two brothers: Ellery Mehrley and Bill Bishop.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, Ind., and again from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Etna Green United Methodist Church. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church with Pastor Joe Lampton officiating. Burial will be in the Etna Green Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions in her memory to: Etna Green United Methodist Church or Center for Hospice of Plymouth, 112 S. Center St. Plymouth, IN 46563.

Deaton Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements.

Kay I. Felts

1335713_profile_picKay I. Felts, 69, of Etna Green, Ind., passed away at 9:38 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, after a short illness, at Vibra Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on Aug. 24, 1944, in Elkhart County, Ind., to John and Lillian (Hartman) Morris. She was a lifetime area resident. She married Charles C. Felts. They were divorced, and he preceded her in death. Kay graduated from Nappanee High School and was a homemaker.

She was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Nappanee, Ind. She loved her family and grandchildren very much.

She is survived by her children: Rebecca (Rodney) Nace, Elkhart, Ind.; Kimberly (Gary) Long, Etna Green; Greg (Michele) Felts, Elkhart; Charles Felts, Mt. Pleasant, Penn.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and sister: Debra Morris, Nappanee.

She was preceded in death by her brother: Carl Morris.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the funeral home with pastor Bob Kulp of Grace Brethren Church, Elkhart officiating. Burial will follow at Olive East Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Baptist Children’s Home in Indianapolis, Ind.

James E. Neumann

James E. Neumann, 65, Etna Green, Ind., passed away at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, in his home after an illness.

James was born May 5, 1949, to Fred Minor and Beverly (Kinney) at Coshocton, Ohio, and later adopted by Eugene Neumann. James was a United States Marines Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.

James was retired as a Supervisor at Center for Science Industry, Columbus, Ohio. In his spare time he loved being outside and fishing. He graduated from Hilliard High School, Hilliard, Ohio, in class of 1968.

He is survived by a daughter: Nerissa (Jessica) Neumann-Waters, Etna Green; five grandchildren: Matthew, Adrianna, John, Heather and Paul Jeffery; and a sister: Jeanie Neumann-Holti, London, England.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Harvey.

In honoring he and his family’s wishes, there will not be any services at this time. Deaton Clemens Funeral Home is entrusted in the arrangements. 

Raymond G. Thompson

Raymond G. Thompson, 78, of Etna Green, Ind., passed away at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Elkhart Hospice House.

He was born Dec. 13, 1935, to Goble and Cora Brewer Thompson. He lived most of his life in this area.

He married Clara Mae Dowdy, July 6, 1964, in Park City, Ill. She preceded him in death Jan. 11, 2001. Mr. Thompson was a United States Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War. He enjoyed being a truck driver. Raymond loved his wife, Clara, and always talked about how beautiful she was.

Surviving are his sons: Richard Thompson, Etna Green; Gerald Thompson, Pennsylvania; Floyd Mifflin, Nashville, Tenn.; William Mifflin and Raymond Mifflin Jr.; a daughter: Carolyn Kauffman, Nashville, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister: Nita Bradley, Florida; and sister-in-law: Emma Edwards, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Bill Thompson; sisters: Margaret Poston, Mary and Dorothy; and a brother-in-law: Charlie Poston.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, and for 1 hour prior to the service, which starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Rev. Mark Reige will officiate and burial will be in South Union Cemetery with Military Graveside services by the Nappanee American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Raymond Thompson Memorial Fund.


Velorus ‘Hangy’ Stouder

Velorus StouderVelorus “Hangy” Stouder, 94, of Etna Green, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 8:15 a.m. in Golden Years Homestead Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, Ind., with his family at his side.

Velorus was born the son of Clarence and Bertha (Metzler) Stouder on March 1, 1920, at Nappanee, Ind., and was a resident of the Etna Green area all his life. On June 29, 1947, he married Lois I. Drilling; she died Dec. 8, 2001.

He was a graduate of Etna Green High School with the Class of 1938. He was owner of Stouder Grocery Store in Etna Green for many years and a member of the Etna Green Church of Christ where he served as an Elder of the church. Over the years he has been a member of the Etna Green Lions Club and a past President, a volunteer fireman with Etna Township Fire Department, enjoyed playing golf, dancing the night away and even played softball on the Church softball team. Hangy also served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of the Bourbon American Legion #424.

He is survived by his two daughters: Marcia and Gary Oxley, Sun City, Ariz.; and Norene and Kirby Stolte, Fort Wayne, Ind.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters: Gloria and Bill Stackhouse, Charlottesville, Va.; Donna Belle Blackford, Rolling Prairie, Ind.; brothers: James and Serita Stouder, Warsaw, Ind.; Dallas and Mary Stouder, Tippecanoe, Ind.; and Richard and Janet Stouder, Etna Green.

Velorus was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Lois; sister: Marion; and four brothers: Robert, Leonard, Glenn and Cecil.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St. Bourbon, IN 46504, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in Etna Green Church of Christ with Pastor Jordan Ickes officiating. Burial will follow in the Etna Green Cemetery at Etna Green with military graveside services by the Bourbon American Legion.

The family requests memorial contributions in his memory to: Golden Years Homestead, 3136 Goeglein Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815; or Heartland Home Health Care, 1315 Directors Row Suite 120, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; or Etna Green Church of Christ, 206 W. Broadway St. Etna Green, IN 46524.