Pierceton Obituaries

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, 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

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

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

Fidel H. Moran

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFidel H. Moran, 90, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away surrounded by loving family at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on April 24, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas, to Pablo Moran Sr. and Rita (Hernandez) Moran. On May 26, 1950, he was married to Belia (Mendoza) Moran who survives in Pierceton.

He served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., since 1951 where he worked as a truck driver for Pierceton Trucking Company retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Pierceton; Warsaw, Ind., Knights of Columbus, the Teamsters Union; and the American Legion Post #258 in Pierceton.

He leaves behind three daughters: Rosa (Gary) Wheeler, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Norma (Ruben) Flores, Winona Lake, Ind.; Sylvia (Tony) Aguirre, Warsaw; seven grandchildren: Samara (Zak) Yager; Heather (JR) Dahman; Courtney (Barry) McManus; Joel (Tara) Alberson; Sebastian Flores; Marcos and Gabriella Aguirre; two great-grandchildren:  Erin and Barrett McManus; one brother: Pablo Moran Jr., Pontiac, Mich.; two sisters:  Elvira (Jose) Ruiz, Lansing, Mich.; and Juanita (Gavino) Vasquez, Pontiac, Mich. 

He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.           

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw with a rosary service conducted at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 408 W. Catholic St., Pierceton, and celebrated by Father Charles ‘Chuck’ Herman. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton with military rites conducted by the Pierceton American Legion Post 258.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made out to Belia Moran, P. O. Box 703, Pierceton, IN 46562 and would be appreciated by his family.