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.

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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.

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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.

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John A. Eich

20140612142822476_0001 (350x302)John A. Eich, 78, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away at 4 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind.

He was born on June 17, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio, to Albert and Martha (Peters) Eich. He married Patricia Kantner in May 1965.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran. John retired from Toledo Edison as a lineman. He was a member of the local Union 245 for 52 years.

John is survived by his children: Matthew R. Eich, Bryan, Ohio; Teresa A. (Steve) Palmero, Knoxville, Tenn.; Thomas J. Eich, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Anne M. (Brent) Hug, Fort Wayne, Ind.; James R. (Jeanie) Eich, Woodburn, Ind.; and Christopher J. Eich, Montpelier, Ohio; brothers: Stephen (Sue) Eich, Swanton, Ohio; and Joseph (Sharon) Eich, Toledo, Ohio; sisters: Judy McIntyre, Corona, Calif.; Mary Riddle, Maumee, Ohio; and Jane Eich, Corona, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one sister.

There will be a celebration of John’s life at a later date. No burial is planned.

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S. Richard Ellison

EllisonS. Richard Ellison, 94, of Kosciusko County, Ind.,, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, in his residence.

On Sept. 10, 1919, he was born in Huntington County, Ind., to Samuel Edward and Ida Mae (Gesaman) Ellison. He was united in marriage to Mildred “Millie” Penn on Feb. 16, 1945, in Huntington, Ind. She preceded him in death on June 26, 2012.

Richard graduated from Andrews High School in 1937 and then he moved from Huntington to his Monroe Township Farm in 1950. He retired from farming and cleaned seed for the Kosciusko County Seed Improvement Association for many years, going to farms in Northern Indiana and Lower Michigan.

He was a member of Packerton United Methodist Church and a lifelong member of Farm Bureau. He also was an avid blood donor for the Red Cross. He was a generous man, who was very giving of his time and resources. He made maple syrup for many years and he was a very good story teller. He would often tell stories of his childhood.

Richard considered his family as his greatest investment. His daughter-in-law, Karen Ellison, was his primary care giver whom he called his “Absolute Angel.”

Richard is survived by four daughters: Mary Lou Cotton, Syracuse, Ind.; Dorothy (Steve King) Rutledge, Claypool, Ind.; Betty (Dan) Ormsby, Columbia City, Ind.; and Linda (Reg Smith) Lambert, Warsaw, Ind.; two sons: James (Karen) Ellison, Warsaw, Ind.; and Donald (Kelly) Ellison, Pierceton, Ind.; three sisters: Annice Buesking, Carmel, Ind.; Ruth (Wallace “Pete”) Yentes, Mason, Ohio; and Carolyn (Harry) Ringer, Tampa, Fla.; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Mary Margaret Jackson.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Bill Wood officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196, or to Packerton United Methodist Church.

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Bertha Mae Frame

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERABertha Mae Frame, 63, of Pierceton, Ind., and formerly of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away at 3:24 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born Dec. 17, 1950, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Samuel Layton and Gertrude Griffin. On Dec. 31, 1980, she married John Eugene Frame.

She was a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and two dogs. 

She is survived by her husband; two daughters: Dyanna (David) Collier, Timberville, Va.; Serritha (Donald) Peterson, Roann, Ind.; a step daughter: Amy (Jess) Wickham, Zanesville, Ohio; four sons: David Jackson, Athens, Ala.; George (Amber) Jackson, Burket, Ind.; Tim (Sarah) Frame, Warsaw, Ind.; Johnny Frame, Pierceton; and two step sons: Gary (Michelle) Moody, Atwood, Ind.; and Brian Moody, Zanesville, Ohio; and special friends: Jerry (Fran) Grundy, South, Zanesville, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, six step grandchildren and three great-step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son: Russell (Rusty) Jackson Jr.; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

A private memorial service will be held for the family and close friends at Morningstar Foursquare Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

Memorials and contributions can be sent to Morningstar Foursquare Church, 2506 S. Old SR 15, Warsaw, IN 46580.