North Webster Obituaries

Jason S. Maynard

Jason S. Maynard, 30, of North Webster, Ind., and formerly of Nicholasville, Ky., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in North Webster.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1983, in Columbia City, Ind., to Gallie Michael and Della Rae (Moore) Maynard.

He graduated in 2002 from Lawrence County High School in Louisa, Ky. He worked part time in Construction in North Dakota. He lived in the North Webster area only 2 months, coming here from Nicholasville. He had lived part time in Indiana but most of his life was spent in Kentucky.

He is survived by a sister: Jamie Nicole (Scott) Gilliam, Louisa; brother: Gallie Michael Ray (Stephanie) Maynard, Nicholasville; stepmother: Lisa Ann Maynard, Russell;
and aunts and uncles including Pat (Bernie) Crittendon, North Webster, Ind.

Visitation is being held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. No funeral services are being held. Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 N., North Webster is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorial bequest may be given to donor’s choice.

Edward F. ‘Ed’ Montovani

Edward F. “Ed” Montovani, 76, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at his home.

Edward was born on September 23, 1937 in Springfield, Mass. to Frank & Flo Beatrice (Peliquin) Montovani. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, attended University of Michigan and graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was a United States Army Veteran and served in Vietnam. He was married June 21, 1986 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Suzann L. Hengstler who survives. He formerly worked at Warsaw Chemical, RCA in Indianapolis, Brulin & Co. in Indianapolis, Car Brite Detail Products in Indianapolis, and Rookstool Pier Co. in Leesburg. He lived most of his life in the Indianapolis area before moving to North Webster in January 1994.

He is survived by his wife: Suzann Montovani of North Webster; son: David V. (Tracy) Montovani of Indianapolis; and a brother: David (Donna) Montovani of Indianapolis

He was preceded in death by his parents.

No public services are being held at this time. Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North in North Webster, is in charge of all arrangements.

Memorial bequest may be given to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, PO Box 1810, Warsaw, IN 46581, Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581 or Dixie Sternwheeler, Inc., PO Box 674, North Webster, IN 46555.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send condolences to the family in Mr. Montovani’s memory please visit

Jane A. Kuilema

Jane ‘Janie’ A. Kuilema, 61, of North Webster, Ind., passed away on Aug. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on June 11, 1953. She was married to Doug Kuilema for 40 years. She was his best friend, lover and confi dant.

She was “Momma” to LeeAnn Kuilema Miner. She was the one LeeAnn called first to share her joys and sorrows with. Janie was Nana to Danielle and Elizabeth Miner. She cooked for and with, danced with and celebrated with her granddaughters.

Janie will be greatly missed by her husband; daughter; two granddaughters; father: Hank Waltz; brothers: Phil and Dick Waltz; and sister: Jody Gordon.

A social gathering and celebration of life will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the North Webster American Legion Pavilion. A celebration of life ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the North Webster American Legion Pavilion. Eastlund Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Margaret E. Payne

Mom-Ted-Vic-Teds-Ball-State-Grad-Party-5-6-91-185x240Margaret E. Payne, 82, formerly of North Webster, Ind., and Syracuse, Ind., passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Riverside Village in Elkhart, Ind., surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Andrews, N.C., to Fletcher and Virginia Marsh.

She fought a long and courageous battle as her health declined, but she never lost her sense of humor.

Margaret graduated from Syracuse High School in 1949 and retired from Syracuse Rubber Company. Family gatherings were her greatest joy. She also enjoyed music, gardening and garage sales, and she loved to dance. She was feisty, but also very sweet and loving.

Marge is survived by her children: Vicki (Vince) Hamada, Mike Smith, Roger (Joannie) Smith, Doug Smith, and Teresa (Erik) Bartman; her ex-husband and friend: Donald Smith; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: David L. Payne; her parents; and her sister: Betty Bryan.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Eastlund Funeral Home in Syracuse.



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.