Nancy Adams Gadson, 66, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 5, 2014, at her home.
She was born Aug. 30, 1947, in Goshen, Ind., to William ‘Bill’ and Marianne (Leist) Sharp.
Nancy was a dedicated daughter, wife, grandmother and friend. Her loss will be dearly felt by all. She will be remembered fondly for her love of family, decorating, cooking and most importantly for her hospitality. Everyone was always welcome in her home and in her heart. She will be forever remembered for her giving spirit. She gave selflessly without expecting anything in return and was always available to listen and lend a helping hand. Her love extended to her furbabies; she loved them in her typical abandon and would have done anything for them.
She is survived by her husband: Larry Gadson; three sons: Ryan (Kristina) Adams, of Middlebury, Ind.; Chris (Angela) Adams, of Syracuse, Ind.; and Scott Adams, of Bristol, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and a brother: William Sharp, of Goshen, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.
Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory. A graveside memorial service will be held at Violett Cemetery when the weather is warmer.
He was born July 3, 1943, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Paul Green and Georgene Wallen. He lived for many years in Milford, Ind., before moving to Syracuse two years ago
Robert served with the United States Army and the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as a mechanic. He retired July 3, 2003 and had worked as a self employed truck driver retiring in 1996.
He was a member of the Syracuse VFW, enjoyed racing stock cars in his younger years; enjoyed golf and participated in league bowling. He was an avid University of Michigan football fan, loved to fish and his faith was important to him. He attended Warsaw Community Church.
He is survived by a son: Robert (Brandi) Green, North Webster, Ind.; a daughter: Robin (Earl) Beezley, Syracuse; two brothers: Daniel and Ronald Green; a sister: Kathy Green; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Pfeifer of Warsaw Community Church. Burial is be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Milford, Ind. Military graveside honors will be by Syracuse VFW.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be used at their discretion. Make gifts payable to Robin Beezley, c/o Titus Funeral Home, P.O. Box 705, Warsaw, IN 46581-0705
To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.
Janice ‘Jan’ E. Fackler, 70, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at her home.
She was born on May 19, 1943, in Goshen, Ind., to M. Howard and Esther Berniece (Fisher) Berger.
She was a lifetime Nappanee, Ind., and Syracuse, Ind., area resident and graduated in 1961 from Nappanee High School. On July 19, 1963, in Nappanee, she married James L. ‘Jim’ Fackler, who survives. She retired in 2008 from Veada Industries in New Paris, Ind., after 34 years of service.
She was a member of the Bethany Church of the Brethren in New Paris and a former member of the Church of the Brethren in Syracuse.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter: Karen Sue (Randall) Gill, Millersburg; son: Jeffery Alan (Lori) Fackler, Penn Run, Pa.; four grandchildren; two sisters: Margaret Bell, Matteson, Ill.; and Lynn Whittenberger, Kokomo, Ind.; two brothers: Steve (Connie) Berger, Wallingford, Vt.; and Will Berger, Foreaker, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister: Doris Ann Heckaman.
Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at the funeral with Pastor Tim Sollenberger–Morphew of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, CR 29, Syracuse.
Memorial bequest may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46526 or Center for Cancer Care, 200 High St., Goshen, IN 46526. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Jack Arnott, 75, Syracuse Lake, Ind., passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 11, 1938, in Nappanee, Ind., to Ralph L. and Vera (Sloat) Arnott. He graduated from Nappanee High School in 1956 and Ball State Teachers College in 1960 (presently Ball State University).
He spent every summer at Syracuse Lake in the cottage his father built in 1941. He had many wonderful memories of life at the lake and his many friends there. Jack retired in 2006 as property manager of Leisure Living in Milford.
He is survived by his wife: Kenlyn (Calbeck) Arnott; sons: Gregory (Kim) Arnott, Fishers, Ind.; Rick (Becky) Arnott, Fishers; granddaughters: Kelly (Mike) Drew; Megan Arnott; Madeline Arnott; grandsons: Michael Arnott; Michael Shew ; and great-grandson: Mason Drew.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Philip Arnott; a daughter-in-law: Joanna (Wittman) Arnott; and grandson: Colin Arnott.
He has been cremated and there will be a visitation from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Hospice at Goshen Home Care & Hospice, IU Goshen Hospital, 200 High Park Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526.
Jo Ann Houser, 83, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at her residence.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1930 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Worth and Goldie (Derek) Smith. On June 30, 1950, she married Robert E. Houser who preceded her in death.
She retired from Key Bank in 1995. She was a longtime member of the Syracuse American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Jo Ann is survived by her son: Robert J. (Pam) Houser Sr., Syracuse, Ind.; three grandchildren: Angela (Jason) Pearson, Edgerton, Ohio; Teresa Houser, Syracuse; and Robert J. (Elizabeth) Houser Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind.; one step-granddaughter: Beth Howatt, Syracuse, Ind.; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her husband and one son, Phil.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Eastlund Funeral Home with a Ladies Auxiliary service at 5:45 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 at the Eastlund Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Cox officiating. Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Syracuse American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Anthony K. Hauntz, 73, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at his residence.
Anthony was born on May 14, 1940, in Milan, Ind., to the late Anthony J. and Lucille (Banushback) Hauntz Sr. Anthony attended Arlington High School. He married Judith Vail on April 8, 1961 and she survives.
Anthony retired from Dana Corp. and Perfect Circle Corp. in 2001 after 20 yrs. as a machine operator.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter: Suzzanne Hauntz, Syracuse; a sister: Betty Burkhardt, Greensburg, Ind.; and one grandson: Steve Hauntz.
Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Services will be private at the family’s convenience. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.