Pierceton Obituaries

Viola Zorn (243x350)

Viola Alice (Jones) Zorn

Viola Zorn (243x350)Viola Alice (Jones) Zorn, 84 of Pierceton, Ind., passed away at 5 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2014, in her residence.

She was born to Andrew Frank and Lula Vernice (Hand) Jones in Kewanee, Ill., on March 12, 1930. She was the seventh of nine children.

On Oct. 26, 1946, she married Chester S. Zorn of Pierceton, Ind., moving to Pierceton in January 1947. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 29. A lifetime member of the Warsaw Church of God where she served as a Sunday and Bible School Teacher. She was a lifetime member of the Pierceton American Legion Post #258 and Warsaw VFW Post # 1126. She served as president of the auxiliary for 6 years in both and as a District 2 color bearer. Being a seamstress she did her home decorating and sewing.

She is survived by her husband; three sons: Chester II (Karen) Zorn, North Webster, Ind.; Randal (companion Jeanie) Zorn, Warsaw, Ind.; Richard Zorn, Pierceton; three daughters: Sharon (Tom) Swartz, Warsaw; Kathy (Pat) Stevens, Warsaw; Kimberly (Nicholas) Heinold of Pierceton; a brother-in-law: Jack (Sue) Zorn, Elkhart, Ind.; several nieces and nephews and a special angel: Sandy Zartman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sons; a grandson; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; four brothers; and four sisters.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Warsaw Church of God, Warsaw, with Pastor Jerry Yoder officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorial contributions are to Zorn Family or Parkview Whitley Home Health Care and Hospice.

To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

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Charles K. ‘Chuck’ Litsey

LitseyCharles K. “Chuck” Litsey, 75, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in his residence.

He was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Frankton, Ind., to Samuel and Madge (Hays) Litsey. He was united in marriage to Betty L. Ousley on June 28, 1987, who survives.

Chuck was an owner-operator truck driver for over 40 years. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1967.

He is survived by his wife: Betty L. Litsey, Pierceton; his step son: Craig W. Ousley, Martin, Ky.; and step daughter: Julia D. Blankenship, Warsaw, Ind.; five grandchildren: Dustin Hamilton, Brittany (Jeremy) Scutchfield, Amanda Jaide Ousley, Cameron Ousley and Autumn Grace Ousley; five great-grandchildren; his sister: Connie Pederson, Vero Beach, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the funeral home with Ward Etsie Allen officiating. Burial will in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charles K. Litsey Funeral Fund, c/o Betty L. Litsey.

To sign the guest register or leave condolences electronically, go to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

James H. Slone

James H. Slone

James H. Slone

James H. Slone

James H. Slone, 42, passed away in his home on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Pierceton, Ind.

On Jan. 13, 1972, James was born to Harry D. and Virginia Kay (Meadows) Slone in Oberlin, Ohio. He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County.

James worked at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, Ind., in the housekeeping department and was caregiver for many residents. He was an animal lover and an avid electronic hobbyist.

He is survived by his mother: Kay Slone, and her companion, Gene Coverstone, Pierceton, Ind.; his sister: Anita (Jason) Sheneman, Claypool, Ind.; his brother: Matthew (Abigail) Slone, Pierceton; his nephew: Anthony Sheneman, Claypool, Ind.; his niece: Brittnee Sheneman, Pierceton; and a grand niece: Dena Marie Shelton, Pierceton.

He was preceded in death by his father: Harry Slone.

Visitation hours will from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, P.O. Box 1906, Warsaw, IN 46580.

To sign the guest book or send condolences electronically, go to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

Jane Miller (211x350)

Jane Miller

Jane Miller (211x350)Jane Miller, 76, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away at 6:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Parkview Oaks, Columbia City, Ind.

She was born Feb. 6, 1938, to Merl and Violet (Plew) Wolfe in Warsaw, Ind. She was a lifetime residence of Whitley and Kosciusko counties. She married Bub Miller on Sept. 12, 1955, in Warsaw.

Jane was a lifeguard on Center Lake, was in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn and she was also a homemaker. She attended Highway 13 Free United Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother with a heart of gold.

Jane is survived by her sons: Mark (Tammy) Miller, Pierceton, Ind.; and Richard Miller, Larwill, Ind.; a daughter: Sue Brookens, Pierceton; grandchildren: Amber Bromley, Claypool, Ind.; April Bayne and Ashley Ritchie, both of Warsaw; Seth Miller, Nappanee, Ind.; Sara Miller, Mentone, Ind.; Cheryl Matteson and Krystal Baldridge; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son; and a granddaughter: Tasha Milburn.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 19, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton. A funeral service will follow at noon Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Ward Etsie Allen officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Larwill, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct., Warsaw, IN 46580.

To send condolences or sign a guestbook, go to the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

Ada Ruth Meredith

Ada Ruth Meredith, 101, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away Aug. 11, 2014.

She was born in Pierceton on May 2, 1913, the daughter of Albert and Edith (Menzie) Leifer. She was formerly of Traverse City, Mich., and Orland Park, Ill.

She graduated from Pierceton High School and nursing school in Chicago, Ill. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, gardening and her parakeets.

Ada Ruth is survived by her children: Janis Uthe, Connie Courtade and Louis Meredith; and four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband: Louis.

A graveside service will be held in Pierceton.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, visit the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website

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Bonnie Lou (Adkins) Sexton

sextonBonnie Lou (Adkins) Sexton, 71, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away at 10:22 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Ind.

On July 12, 1943, Bonnie was born in McDowell, Floyd County, Ky., to Cecil and Gladys “Pet” (Osborne) Adkins. She was united in marriage to Ronnie Sexton on July 11, 1960, in Martin, Ky., who survives.

Bonnie moved to Kosciusko County from Floyd County 50 years ago. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church, Pierceton.

She is survived by her husband: Ronnie Sexton, Pierceton; four children: Donald (Janice) Sexton, Pierceton; Connie (Ronald) Sexton Ringle, Pierceton; Christina (Edward) Sexton Hartman, Manitowoc, Wisc.; and James Sexton, Pierceton; her mother: Gladys “Pet” (Osborne) Adkins, Langley, Ky.; four sisters: Jewel (Ernest) Adkins Shepherd, Wabash, Ind.; Barbara (Douglas) Adkins Hicks, Hueysville, Ky.; Betty Adkins Sexton, Pierceton; and Bertha (Roger) Adkins Duff, West Liberty, Ky.; one brother: Ronnie (Theresa) Adkins, Langley, Ky; 16 grandchildren and an abundance of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Pierceton. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Frida, Aug. 8, in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Fishburn officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 208 W. Market St., Pierceton, IN 46562; or to Parkview Home Health and Hospice, 1900 Carew St., Suite #6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website