North Webster Obituaries

Roger Paul Taylor

Roger11-173x240Roger Paul Taylor, 45, of North Webster, Ind., passed away Monday, July 15, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 4, 1968, in Knox, Ind., to Paul and Brenda (Schultz) Taylor. He was married to Theresa Blankenship, who survives.

He had lived in North Webster the last 22 years and was a contractor for Trump Realty.  He was a 9 time state and 4 time world arm wrestling champion.

Roger is survived by his wife: Theresa Taylor, North Webster; his son: Bradley Paul Taylor, North Webster; two sisters: Chelsea Taylor, Union Mills, Ind.; and Cheryle (Bruce) Taylor, Mooresville, Ind.; his mother: Brenda (Wayne) Stoneburner, Hamlet, Ind.; his father: Paul (Kathy) Taylor, Union Mills, Ind.; in-laws: Darrel and Sue Blankenship, Vansant, Va.; a brother-in-law: Raythen Blankenship, Vansant, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Jack Morris

Jack Morris, 54, formerly of North Webster, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Yorktown, Ind.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1959, in Charleston, W.Va., to Beverly and Marjorie (Clutter) Morris.

He is survived by his two daughters: Theresa Morris, Muncie, Ind.; Tabitha Morris, North Webster, Ind.; one brother: James Morris, Warsaw, Ind.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Eastlund Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the funeral home.  

Gladys M. Mignery

Gladys M. Mignery, 83, of North Webster, Ind., passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse, Ind. 

She was born Oct. 7, 1930, in Hebron, Ill., to Kramer and Ethel (Long) Porter. 

She is survived by her two daughters: Linda (Mike) Doll, North Webster; and Debra Mignery, Goshen, Ind.; a son: William D. Mignery, Syracuse; and eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Laverne, Gene and Ralph Porter; two sisters: Helen Baker and Dorothy Smith; and her beloved Jack Russell terrier: Milo. 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mike Beezley officiating. Interment will follow at Syracuse Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Pet Rescue.

Ruth Ann Radowski

Ruth Ann RadowskiRuth Ann Radowski, 60, of North Webster, IN passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at her home. She was born on August 12, 1953 in Jackson, MI to Floyd & Allison (Durkee) Taylor.

She graduated from Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge, MI and on September 11, 1971 in Brooklyn, Mich. She married Thomas J. “Tom” Radowski, who survives. She was a homemaker and a former bus driver for 16+ years with the Stockbridge Community Schools. She moved to the North Webster area in 1997 from Stockbridge.

She is survived by her husband: Tom Radowski of North Webster; two sons: Scott (Kim) Radowski of Brooklyn, Mich. & Marty (Tacy) Radowski of Warsaw; five grandchildren; her mother: Allison Taylor of Brooklyn, Mich.; her sister: Carol (Dan) Cristou of Rives Junction, Mich.; her brother: Kenneth (Katie) Taylor of Brooklyn, Mich.

She was preceded by her father and her brother, Jerry Taylor.

Visitation will be from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & C.R. 500N, North Webster. Memorial services will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home on Tuesday with Chaplain Forrest Tabor of Heartland Hospice officiating.

Memorial bequest may be given to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Center, 1520 Provident Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580 or Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors’s Row #210, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Ralph M. Lovett

Ralph M. Lovett, 54, North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in his residence. 

He was born in Muncie, Ind., July 11, 1959, to Charles and Lily (Crouch) Lovett. He served with the Army National Guard. On Jan. 31, 1987, he married Margie Hawk. She survives in North Manchester.

He was a custodian at Manchester University, North Manchester. Ralph loved fishing and gardening. He played basketball and held records in track at Delta High School, Muncie.

He is also survived by one son: Charles (Heidi) Lovett, North Manchester; one daughter: Chelsey (Chase) Stambaugh, North Manchester; two brothers: George (Judy) Crouch, Tennessee; Gerald (Cheryl) Gilkison, Virginia; three sisters: Anna (Craig) Stange, Arizona; Mary Hatfield, Silver Lake, Ind.; Marlene Lovett, Claypool, Ind.  

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at McKee Mortuary. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, Ind. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814. 

 

John E. White

John E. White, 86, formerly of North Webster, Ind., passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in Conroe, Texas.

He was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Muncie, Ind., to Isaac and Marguerite (Horner) White. On Oct. 16, 1948, he married Bessie Ellen Rhodes. 

John was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Nevada as a Fireman First Class. He was a member of the North Webster American Legion Post 253 and the VFW Post 15016.

He retired as a manufacturing engineer and designer for Ontario Products in Muncie. He was also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

John is survived by a daughter: Ellen Ellis, Virginia Beach, Va.; a son: Isaac White, Muncie; his sister-in-law: Norma Wheeldon, Muncie; and 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse, Ind. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, in the funeral home with interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, North Webster, with full military honors to follow.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Kosciusko County Home Health Care and Hospice.