Elma Grace (Ingram) Abbott, 90, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 10:28 p.m. on March 5, 2014, at Grace Village Health Care of Winona Lake.
She was born on July 23, 1923, in College Springs, Iowa, to Elma (Fine) and George Benton Ingram. On Dec. 25, 1941, she was married to Alvon Dale Abbott, who survives in Winona Lake. Prior to moving to Grace Village Retirement Community, Grace had lived in the Circle Drive neighborhood of Warsaw, Ind., since 1967, with close friends and neighbors Mary Lois Swain, Gracie Freeman, and Irene Golden.
Grace had worked for Little Crow Foods and Rockhill Law firm both of Warsaw, as well as having worked as a creative writer for 22 years for the Free Methodist Headquarters, then in Winona Lake, from which she retired in 1988. She was a member of Winona Lake Free Methodist Church since 1941, where she taught Sunday School classes for more than 40 years. She served in various capacities in Christian Education across the years; was a member and former vice-president of Winona Literary Club; member of Book Club; and active in the Red Hat Society. For more than 10 years she was a volunteer tutor for Kosciusko Literacy Services; and Executive Director for five years when it was Kosciusko Literacy Volunteers Association.
She is survived by her husband; two sons: Stephen (Paula) Abbott, Fishers, Ind.; Phillip (Lydia) Abbott, Lenexa, Kansas; one daughter: Sandra (Sam) Bowling, Pierceton, Ind.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and countless loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings; and one granddaughter.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Winona Lake Free Methodist Church, 902 College Ave., Winona Lake, and will be officiated by Pastor Roland Kramer. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
Memorial donations in Grace’s name may be directed to Winona Lake Free Methodist Church, 902 College Ave., Winona Lake, IN 46590 and would be appreciated by her family.
He was born on March 18, 1929, in Van, Pa., to Warren Garnet Sheffer and Neva Izora (Ziegler) Sheffer. On Aug. 16, 1951, in Oil City, Pa., he was married to Patricia Louise Lane, who survives in Winona Lake.
He was a 1947 graduate of Cranberry High School, Cranberry, Pa., where he was a star basketball and baseball player. While in school he was active in the high school band, orchestra and drama club, as well as a member of the “Hayrake League,” a local baseball league. Merle was privileged to be selected to attend the first inter-collegiate all-state band and chorus in 1950, directed by conductor Fred Waring.
Merle in 1951 from Clarion State Teachers College. During the summer months he worked at Eakin Novelty Works as a wood craftsman. From 1951 until his retirement in 1987 he was a teacher and principal in the Cranberry Elementary School system in Seneca, Pa.
During his time in the U.S. Army he served during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1955 as a sergeant. He also served in the 69th Infantry Division Band & Chorus performing weekly on the Arlene Francis Soldiers Parade Show. After his honorable discharge from the military he completed his Master’s Degree in education at Penn State University in 1957.
He retired to Arizona, where he enjoyed hiking in the desert. He lived there for 13 winters before moving to Grace Village Retirement Community of Winona Lake 10 years ago where he enjoyed his time until his ill health and his passing.
He is survived by his wife: Patricia Louise Sheffer, Winona Lake; three sons: Gordon (Barbara) Sheffer, Westville, Ind.; David (Kathy) West, Temperance, Mich.; Thomas West, Oil City, Pa.; daughter: Rebecca Carnes, Louisville, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Grace Village Chapel, 337 Grace Village Dr., Winona Lake, and officiated by Reverend Milt Ryerson. Military rites will be conducted by the Indiana ARNG Honor Guard, the American Legion Post #49, and the VFW Post #1126 both of Warsaw. Burial will be at a later date at Brandon Cemetery in Cranberry, Pa.
Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw.
Memorials may be made to Grace Village Retirement Community, 337 Grace Village Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590.
Anna Marie Hughes, 79 of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 3:13 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014, in St. Joseph Hospital – Select, Fort Wayne, Ind.
On Oct. 15, 1934, she was born in Lancer, Ky., to Henry and Lizzie (Hurd) DeRosett. She was united in marriage to Malcom Hughes on July 1, 1961, in Clintwood, Va.
Anna was raised in the Lancer, area until moving to Warsaw, Ind. She retired from Jomac Inc., after 26 years of service. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
Anna is survived by her husband; her daughter: Mary (Brian) Sager, Winona Lake; four grandchildren: Hugh Freeman, Bloomington, Ind.; Hunter Freeman, Winona Lake; Jason Sager, Winona Lake; and Kaitlin Sager, Wabash, Ind.; and one brother: Lowell (Cheryl) DeRosett.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one sister.
Visitation hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the funeral chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor Glen Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be directed to American Lung Association, 802 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3935.
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He was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Worcester, Mass. He attended the college of the Holy Cross and, after graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Classics, he attended the Yale School of Medicine where he served as a Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute.
Dr. Fox completed his internship at the Bellevue Hospital in New York City before serving as a resident in pathology at University of Arkansas where he joined Dr. Hans Schlumberger in research of malignant pituitary tumor. Dr. Fox continued this research at Harvard Medical School through a grant from the American Cancer Institute. In 1996, he was awarded the Chairman’s Award from the Warren County chapter of the American Cancer Society for his work in the diagnosis and assessment of the prognosis of tumors and cancers.
After a career that included work at the Peter Bent Brigham (MA), Franklin County Hospital (MA) and the Hackettstown Community Hospital (NJ), Dr. Fox retired in 1996 and moved to Warsaw, Ind., where he enjoyed the quiet beauty of Winona Lake with his wife, Janice Ann (Lambert) Fox.
Dr. Fox is survived by his wife; his two daughters: Leslie Fox Farrington, Los Gatos, Calif.; and Clare Fox Ringwall, Acton, Mass.; his brother: Thomas R. Fox, Silver Spring, Md.; and his grandchildren: Dana Fox Farrington, Clare Julia Farrington, Owen Fox Ringwall, Robert William Ringwall and Joseph Edward McGinley; his step children: Judy Mollenhour, Julie McGinley and Bret Mollenhour.
He was preceded in death by a son: Edward Owen Fox Jr.; and a brother: James H. Fox.
Private services will be held at a later date. Donations in his name may be made to a charity of your choice.
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He was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Warsaw, Ind., to Harold V. and Doris L. (Wilson) Brown. He was united in marriage to Harriet Davis in Warsaw on Feb. 4, 1956. He entered service with the Warsaw Fire Department on Oct. 1, 1962, and retired at the rank of Captain on Dec. 31, 1983, after having held various positions within the fire service.
His hobbies included his love of restoring classic cars, coaching Little League Baseball for the Warsaw Little League at Boggs Field, coaching soccer at the City-County Athletic Complex in Warsaw and spending time with grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife: Harriet Brown, Winona Lake; children: Sarita (Rex) Burnett, McKinney, Texas; Russell (Jackie) Brown, Pierceton, Ind.; Alicia “Lisa” Eckert, Mentone, Ind.; and Christine Brown, Warsaw; grandchildren: Brandt Cox, Brook Moore, Kirk Burnett, Kyle Burnett, J.R. Watters, Erik Watters, Nicholas Boardman and Keegan Brown; and great-grandchildren: Darren, Alivia and Zander Cox.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. No further public services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Warsaw Little League, P.O. Box 153,
Warsaw, IN 46581.
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On May 13, 1924, she was born in Mishawaka, Ind., to Ernest and Lillian (Hunt) Lovett. In 1942, she graduated from Mishawaka High School where she enjoyed bookkeeping and commercial classes.
On Sept. 5, 1942, Idabel married Fay Leroy Goodrich in Gulfport, Miss. He preceded her in death in January 1993.
Idabel did bookkeeping for the family business, Lovett Tool and Die. Following that, she worked at Burnsteins in Elkhart, Ind., as an office manager. She retired after 25 years. She enjoyed her job abd her fellow workers.
Idabel and Fay spent their working days between Mishawaka and summer weekends at Tippecanoe Lake. In their retirement years and after the passing of Fay, time was divided between the lake and Florida. Idabel loved people, bingo, dancing and being active.
She is survived by a daughter: Marilyn (Will) Shroyer, Leesburg, Ind., and Bonita Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren: Barton (Bonnie) Shroyer, Zionsville, Ind.; Stephanie Shroyer (Todd) Sriver, Bristow, Va.; and Michael (companion Becky Bremer) Zorn, Leesburg; five great-grandchildren: Tyler, Kayla and Justin Sriver and Abby and Katie Shroyer; a sister: Vivian (Robert) Scott, Loma Linda, Calif.; a sister-in-law: Emy Lovett, Osceola, Ind.; and two brothers-in-law: Kenneth and Gerald Goodrich; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter: Judith Ann Zorn; and a brother: Robert Lovett.
Funeral services will be private at a later date.
Memorial donations in Idabel’s name may be made to Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation, P.O. Box 55/ 301 N. Main St., North Webster, IN 46555.
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