Warsaw Obituaries

Billy D. Horn

Horn, Billy D.Billy D. Horn, 77, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Mentone, Ind., to Dwayne and Maxine (Wideman) Horn. He married Patricia A. Fancil and served in the Navy during the Korean War.

Horn retired in 1987 as a diesel mechanic from Gladieux Refinery in New Haven, Ind., after 27 years of service.

He is survived by a son: Billy Horn Jr., Columbia City, Ind.; four daughers: Kim (Robert) Sweet, Columbia City; Chris (Howie) Welch, Columbia City; Sonia (Chris) Welch, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Deana (Sean) Roof, Fort Wayne; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Sharon Miller, Lynde (Larry) Yeiter, Judy Robinson and Luann Horn, all of Warsaw, Ind.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife: Patricia A. Horn; a brother: Larry G. Horn; two sons: Rocky Horn and Maurice Horn; and a daughter: Cynthia Horn.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. The funeral service will begin at noon Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Tim Kumber from Warsaw Church of God. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

To leave condolences for the family, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.

Lance D. Knoop

KnoopLance D. Knoop, 54, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 7:03 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in his residence.

On Feb. 2, 1960, he was born in Warsaw to Burl and Louise (Waite) Knoop. He was united in marriage to Crystal Michelle Roberts in Florida, who preceded him in death.

Lance served our country in the U.S. Army and the National Guard from 1979 – 1990. He worked as a self-employed journeyman.

He is survived by his daughter: Mary Knoop Myers (companion Barbie Torres), Warsaw; two sons: Lance D. Knoop II, Elkhart, Ind.; Michael J. Knoop, Warsaw; two grandchildren: Damen C. Myers and Kailalynn E. Myers; his mother: Louise Knoop, Goshen, Ind.; four brothers: Anthony D. Knoop, South Bend, Ind; Kent J. Knoop, South Bend; Brian K. (Heather) Knoop, Leesburg, Ind.; Mark A. Knoop, Louisville, Ky.; three nephews and three nieces.

He was also preceded in death by his father and his brother: Brent Knoop.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at American Legion Post #49, Warsaw. Military Honors will be provided at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, by the American Legion Post #49 and VFW Post #1126, Warsaw.

Memorial contributions in Lance’s name may be made to Lance D. Knoop Memorial Fund, C/o McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, IN, 46580.

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

Ethel Mae Barnett

1381163_profile_picEthel Mae Barnett, 88, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 1:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Elmcroft of Xenia, Ohio.

She was born on April 17, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Shirley Elery and Beatrice Vernon (Barto) Shaneyfelt. Ethel graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne and attended Fort Wayne Bible Institute. She earned her RN after graduating from South Chicago Community Hospital School of Nursing. Receiving her bachelor of science from Grace College, she went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling from the University of St. Frances, Fort Wayne.

Ethel lived most of her life in Warsaw and was a nurse within the Warsaw Community School System and an industrial nurse for Zimmer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pierceton. Ethel had a servant’s heart in all she did – including activities within the churches she attended over the years, the many short term mission trips she went on, the ways she worked with Christian ministries – one of which included volunteering with Lakeland Child Evangelism Ministries. Ethel went on several mission trips to Russia with the Josh McDowell Ministry. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting items and making Gospel bracelets for various ministries. She shared totes that she made from strips of shopping bags. Ethel was always available to help care for the elderly, from baking muffins to helping attend to their personal needs.

She is survived by her daughter: Debra Wilson, Xenia, Ohio; four grandchildren: Micah (Amanda) Wilson, Xenia; Nate (Angie) Wilson, Columbus, Ohio; Rebekah Wilson (fiancé, Matt Craig), Xenia; Rachel Wilson (fiancé Samuel Stevenson), Xenia.

She was preceded in death by her son: Jeffrey Marc Barnett; two brothers: Robert Shaneyfelt and Wayne Shaneyfelt; and five sisters: Dorothy Paxson, Betty Williams, Mildred Sitcler, infant Patricia Ruth Shaneyfelt and infant Mary Helen Shaneyfelt; and her son-in-law: Pastor Rick Wilson.

Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the funeral home. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Lakeland Child Evangelism Ministries, 1430 S. 450E, Pierceton, IN 46562 OR to Grace Covenant Church (piano fund), 780 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45434.

To leave condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.

Carla L. Woodling

image002Carla L. Woodling, 46, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at her residence.

Carla was born on Jan. 14, 1968, in LaPorte, Ind., to Roy Johnson and Carol (Ulrich) Gondocs. On July 14, 2007, she was married to David Michael Woodling, who survives in Warsaw.

She was a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 30 years where she was homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 of Warsaw. She enjoyed bingo and riding motorcycles, and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

She leaves behind her son: Allan (Alyssa) Hile, South Bend, Ind.; two daughters: Laura (Justin) Vera, South Bend; Ashley Rodendush, South Bend; six grandchildren: Albrie and Nicholas Vera; Bryce Hile; Colton, Rayden and Chole Rodendush; father and stepmother: Roy and Bonnie Johnson, Warsaw; mother and stepfather: Carol and Steve Gondocs, South Bend; and her sister: Sandy (John) Smeltzer, South Bend.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw.

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, Indiana Chapter, 6100 W. 96 Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278-6005.


Infant Silas Gast

Infant Silas Gast, was stillborn at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind.

Silas is survived by his parents: Karl Gast and Jessica Snapp, Warsaw; a brother: Ezra Gast, Warsaw; maternal grandfather: Todd Snapp, El Paso, Texas; paternal grandparents: Karl D. Gast, Warsaw; and Arbutus Beattie, Rochester, Ind.; maternal great-grandparents: Greg and Kay Snapp, El Paso, Texas; and paternal great-grandparents: Kathy Gast, Warsaw; and Edmund (Norma) Morweiser, Schererville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandfather: Charles Gast.

Services will be held at a later date.

Titus Funeral Home is caring for the family.

To sign a guest register or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.