Norman L. Tinkey

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Norman L. Tinkey, 82, of Akron, Ind., passed away at 8:05 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester, Ind. He was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Claypool, Ind., to Clarence L. and Cleo A. (Jones) Tinkey. On Sept. 2, 1950, in Akron, Ind., at the Akron Church of … Read More

Lauraine Sterk

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Lauraine Sterk, 89, of Akron, Ind., and formerly of South Holland, Ill., passed away at 5:35 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Ind., She was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., to Thomas and Rica (VanSanten) Slager. On April 18, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., she was … Read More

James R. ‘Jim’ Paxton

James R. “Jim” Paxton, 91, Silver Lake, died at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Talma to Russell and Jessie (Landis) Paxton. He married Katherine Snyder on June 14, 1941, in Warsaw. She survives. … Read More

Carl Joe Rans

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Carl Joe Rans, 82, of North Manchester, Ind., and formerly of Akron, Ind., passed away at 5:25 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Timbercrest Healthcare of North Manchester, after being in failing health for 8 years. He was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Fulton County, Ind., to Delbert Roy and … Read More

Karen Shoemaker Horoho


Karen Shoemaker Horoho, 66, of Warsaw, Ind., and formerly of Akron, Ind., passed away at 9:02 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at University Hospital of Indianapolis, Ind. She was born Oct. 22, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., to Winston and Anna (King) Montague. She graduated from Triton High School in 1965. She … Read More

David Matthew Seitner


David Matthew Seitner, 42, of Mentone, Ind., passed away at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Mentone, at Cargil as a result of an accident. He was born Oct. 7, 1971, in Warsaw, Ind., to Charles David and Nancy Jane (Bigelow) Seitner. On Dec. 21, 1991, in North Manchester, Ind., he … Read More

Karen Frolick

Karen Frolick, 59, of Akron, Ind., passed away at 8:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her residence surrounded by loved ones after a battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Rochester, Ind., to Waitsel L. and Adeline (Matzat) Wright. She was a member of the Akron High … Read More

Francis ‘Pat’ J. Tarter


Francis “Pat” J. Tarter, 84, of Rochester, Ind., and formerly of Akron, Ind., passed away at 6:13 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at her home. She was born May 29, 1929, in Wabash, Ind., to C.G. and Lerrenia (Ryall) Lehman. On Oct. 5, 1947, in Greenfield, Ind., she … Read More

Ralph R. ‘Whitey’ Wideman Jr.


Ralph R. ‘Whitey’ Wideman Jr., 85, of Warsaw, Ind., and formerly of Mentone, Ind., passed away at 4:35 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Millers Merry Manor of Warsaw,  where he had been for 2 weeks. He was born on Nov. 24, 1928, in Mentone, to Ralph and Alma Gail (Miller) … Read More

Joan L. McKain


Joan L. McKain, 80, of Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw, Ind., and formerly of Akron, Ind., and Kokomo, Ind., passed away at 11:55 a.m. Dec. 16, 2013, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw. She was born on July 30, 1933, in Jackson County, Ind., to Walter and Marie (Youngman) Foreman. … Read More

Nayomia Maple

Nayomia Maple, 70, of Akron, Ind., passed away at 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her residence. She was born on July 30, 1943, in Hurley, Va., Hannible and Katherine (Justice) Lester. On July 6, 1964, in Hurley, she was married to Ervin Dotson. He preceded her in death. … Read More

William Walston

William Walston, 74, of Akron, Ind., passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born on March 26, 1939, in Baltimore, Md. He was married to Mary Ann Carol, who preceded him in death. William worked for Dragon Products of Akron, Ind., working as a security … Read More

Polly Ann Finney


Polly Ann Finney, 68, of Akron, Ind., passed away at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, Ind., as a result of a fall at her residence Sunday. She was born on April 13, 1945, in Rochester, Ind., to Paul E. and Emelyn … Read More

Anna Mae Smith


Anna Mae Smith, 85, of Baton Rouge, La., and formerly of Akron, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Mali’s Personal Care Home in Lawrenceville, Ga., where she lived for the past year and a half. She was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Akron, Ind., to Oliver Clell … Read More

Makenna Lynn Hill

Makenna Lynn Hill, 1 day old, Mentone, Ind., passed away at 5:48 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at DuPont Hospital of Fort Wayne, Ind. She was the born on Nov. 5 to Anthony and Mallory (Hedington) Hill. She is survived by her parents; a brother: Quinten Anthony Hill; … Read More

Harriet Jean Conner


H. Jean Conner, 85, of Akron, Ind., passed away  at 4:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her residence She was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Miami County, Ind., to Edwin and Florence (Larson) Feller. On Dec. 1, 1946, she married Harold E. Conner in Santa Fe, Ind. … Read More