Leesburg Obituaries

Betty Jane Pemberton

Betty Jane Pemberton, 87, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born April 12, 1927, in Winamac, Ind., to Harvey and Dora (Hall) Yockey. She graduated from Hammond High School in Hammond, Ind., and was married to William Harley Pemberton who preceded her Aug. 20, 1993.

She was a homemaker and previously worked at Rand McNally in northwest Indiana and Amoco Refinery in Whiting, Ind. She had lived previously in the Merrillville, Ind., and Hammond areas before moving to Leesburg on Oct. 20, 2007.

She is survived by two daughters: Ula (Rick) Gallegos, Lowell, Ind.; and Debra Scott, Hessville, Ind.; two sons: William Harley Pemberton III and David N. Pemberton, both of Leesburg; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a sister: Rosella Benham, La Plata, Mo. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter: Susan (Anderson) Manns; a granddaughter: Saundra Gallegos; and several brothers and sisters. 

No public services are planned at this time.

Owen Family Funeral is North Webster is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jane Pemberton

Betty Jane Pemberton, 87, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on April 12, 1927, in Winamac, Ind., to Harvey and Dora (Hall) Yockey. She graduated from Hammond High School in Hammond, Ind., and was married to William Harley Pemberton, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and previously worked at Rand McNally in northwest Indiana and Amoco Refinery in Whiting, Ind. She had lived previously in the Merrillville and Hammond areas before moving to Leesburg on Oct. 20, 2007. 

She is survived by two daughters: Ula (Rick) Gallegos, Lowell, Ind.; Debra Scott, Hessville, Ind.; two sons: William Harley Pemberton III and David N. Pemberton, both of Leesburg; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister: Rosella Benham, La Plata, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter: Susan (Anderson) Manns; granddaughter: Saundra Gallegos; and several brothers and sisters. 

No public services are planned at this time.   

Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice. 

Shirley Walgamuth

image0021-213x240Shirley Walgamuth, 72, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away July 23, 2014, at her home.

She was born on July 11, 1942, in Chesterton, Ind., to Ray and Mary (Yeiter) Abell. She married Glen Martinsen, who passed away in 1979. She then married Arden Walgamuth in 1989 who also preceded her in 2009. 

She was a lifelong area resident. She retired from the purchasing department at DePuy in Warsaw, Ind.

She had attended the North Webster Church of God as well as the Aboit Lutheran Church and was involved in Gideons International for many years.

Shirley was an incredible mother and grandmother who shared her love of gardening, travel, camping and entertaining with family and friends. She had a knack of making every meal a special event with her homemade ice cream for dessert. She excelled at anything related to crafts, including sewing and woodworking. She regularly donated felted wool hats that she made with loving care to local cancer centers. She enjoyed fishing as much as she could, learning how as a young girl with her father. 

 

Shirley is survived by her daughter: Tracy (Craig) Williams, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two step daughters: Kristin (David) Prior, Shelburne, Vt.; and Dr. Mary (Gary) Walgamuth, North Webster, Ind.; three grandchildren; sister: Jackie (Gary)  Harvey, Apache Junction, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law: Sue Abell, Centersville, Va.

She was preceded by her two brothers: William and Terry Abell.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Eastlund Funeral Home in Syracuse. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, in the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Stoney Point cemetery in Clunette, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make a memorial donation to the Lupus Foundation of America or the Gideons, P.O. Box 101, Syracuse, IN 46567.

Brandon L. Rauguth

OI725639481_HeadshotBrandon L. Rauguth, 32, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home.

He was born on April 22, 1982, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Brad L. and Kathy L (Treppish) Rauguth. He graduated in 2001 from North Canton High School in North Canton, Ohio, and attended the University of the Cumberlands College in Williamsburg, Ky.

He was formerly employed at Zimmer in Warsaw for 8 years and moved to Leesburg area in 2005 from North Canton.

He is survived by his parents; two brothers: Nathan (Julie) Rauguth, Columbus, Ohio; Ian Rauguth, Warsaw, Ind.; four nieces and nephews; maternal grandmother: Mildred Treppish, Watertown, Wiscon.; paternal grandmother: Betty Rauguth, North Prairie, Wiscon. 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster, Ind. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Judy officiating. 

Memorial bequest may be given to Cardinal Center, 504 North Bay Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Thomas W. Madden

OI639002953_HeadshotThomas W. “Tom” Madden, 73, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 a.m. at I.U. Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Ind.

He was born June 28, 1941, in Ligonier, Ind., to Clive P. and Rose (Seprich) Madden.

He attended public schools in Chicago and lived in the Ligonier/Leesburg area for past 35 years after moving here from Chicago. He formerly owned and operated The Keg in Leesburg for 20 years, pulled RV’s for Hoosier Transit in Nappanee for 10 years, worked at Monsanto in Ligonier and Goldblatts in Chicago. 

He is survived by three daughters: Monica (Brian) Marr, Fox Lake, Ill.; Deanna (Roy) Gentile, Ingleside, Ill.; and Melinda Madden, Leesburg, Ind.; and a son: Patrick Thomas Madden, Bridgeview, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Lou (Robert) Roberts, Warsaw, Ind.; and Rita Madden, Blue Island, Ill.; and a brother: Richard (Elaine) Madden, Leesburg, Ind. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster, Ind.

Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Virginia M. Powell

Powell, VirginiaVirginia M. “Ginger” Powell, 87, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw, Indiana.

Virginia was born in Atwood on May 23, 1927. She graduated from Atwood High School in 1945, and Jack Nelson Powell on April 18, 1948. The two shared 66 years of marriage.

A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Virginia and her husband owned and operated the Clunette General Store for many years after which she was employed by Peoples State Bank in Leesburg for 40 years before retiring in 2000.

Virginia was a member of the Clunette United Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge. She Loved playing bingo and was a regular fixture at many games around Warsaw, enjoyed knitting baby afghans and has made approximately 100 since retiring.

Preceding Virgina in death is her parents; brother: Ned Smith, and two sisters: Margaret Williamson and June Longerbaugh.

Surviving her is her husband, Jack, Leesburg; two sons: Douglas (Deborah) Powell, Warsaw, and Michael (Joan) Powell, Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren: Andy (Kate) Powell, Cincinnati, Kevin (Melanie) Powell, Jasper, and Kate (Justin) Hickey, Columbus, Ohio; six great grandchildren; and her brother, Jerry Smith of Warsaw.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw. Memorial services will be Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11 am at Titus Funeral Home, Pastor Denny Bollenbacher, New Beginnings Community Church, presiding.

Memorials may be sent to Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227 W. CR 600N, Clunette, Indiana  46538. To sign a guest register or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website..